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THE OISEGON DAILY ' JOlTItNAIj, VOUTtJ
. SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 0, 1904.
" COMPLIMENTS OF THE
Oregon Water Power Townsite Company
' Estacada, Oregon; January 12, 1904.
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COMPLIMENTS OF THE
Oregon Water Power Townsite Company
1 " ' Estacada, Oregon January 12, 1904.
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You are entitled to an undivided interest in a BUSINESS LOT which will be
given away today.
CLACKAMAS RIVER RAPIDS, ESTACADA
AH kinds of mercantile establish
ments are desired t Estacada, This
includes dry goods, clothlngr, millinery,
furnishing goods, grocery, hardware, tin,
confectionery and other- stores. Some
fellow, wearied Of "soMttchlng'' along In
the city will establish a stationery and
news store at that place. A butcher
will be needed at once. Somebody will
And ic profitable to start a bakery there.
A restaurant ; will be needed within a
short time. ,; In fact anything that will
pay anywhere will pay at Estacada.
The surrounding population is large
now. ' , - j
Part of the townsite Is upon a BO-year-T5tcTTaTTHr
upon that farm. The owner did
not wax wealthy because he had no
means of transportatin his products to
a healthy market, ; ;
' But that: drawback no longer exists.
The railroad is there not "going" to
be there. ,
Its immense capital is there not
"going" to be there.
It is engaged In erecting the largest
electric power plant In the Pacific sec
tion of the United States not "talking"
about erecting it.
It has bullded a sawmill that will
rhelp out" the settlers not "promising"
to construct one.
Its railroad is standard gauge, ac
commodating the locomotives and trains
of other railroads in no sense a puny
"street" railway, as the ordinary street
car line is commonly thought of, , ,
While Us trains will be propelled by
electricity. Its passenger and freight cars
are of the same excellence as those of
the' transcontinental lines.
New 60-foot vestlbuled passenger
coaches are being built, and will be
placed upon the line within the next
six months. Its present coaches are the
best in, Oregon.
The fare will never be greater than
2 cents per mile.
Therefore those who buy and settle
at Ktitacada NOW, will derive all the
benefits to be secured from Its speedy
progress to metropolitan proportions. .
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ale.of the Mos
Tremendous water power available all . the year round. An electric power plant costing's
. Portland, and palatial trains will carry passengers from 6
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SALMON ISLAND, CLACKAMAS RIVER, ESTACADA
The cable in the illustration was stretched by a citizen who rides down to the river in a basket suspended, from the wire rope, When
he hat loaded up with mountain trout and salmon the family hauls him up again and his household is supplied with delicious fish food for a
month or two to come. .... . . . , . ?
READ THESE REASONS.
Why Estacada Vast Be As Important City
. Zt Has Cost Biff Money to round the
Town wm Be rushed f a rtolsh.
It has cost b'lg money to bring to Estacada
the factors bound to make of it an Important
city. It cost the Oregon Water Power
Railway Company five million dollars to
stretch. Its railroad line across the .thirty
seven miles of country that Intervenes be
tween Portland and that immensely fertile and
resourceful region, pefore an inch of this
track was laid before a .shovelful of earth
was removed the company had the section
between the two points cruised. Every atom
of information favorable to the construction
of the road was carefully complied; every
opposing influence was given that considera
tion always accorded projects that call - for
large expenditures of money. . . It was well
known that it was not a trivial undertaking
that was proposed. The Immensely fertile
farm lands were ' taken into account.
.Their broad grain fields and extensive orch
ards had due recognition. The great timber
belt had important influence In settling the
proposition. It was determined that years
would be consumed in the depletion of these
forests, and that thousands of woodsmen
would find employment among these timbers
and trees for all this time. The stupendous
water power afforded by the Clackamas river
at the present townsite of Estacada settled
the question of manufactories. It was known
that it would be only necessary to erect the
plants for the sawmills, planlng-mllls, sash
and door factories, flouring-mills. etc., harness
the turbulent waters of the river and set the
wheels In motion. The propelling force for
these concerns would never cost a cent. Adja
cent hardwood areas would induce furniture
manufacturing, , and altogether the prospect
for a smart city at the Junction of the railway
and the river appeared so brilliant that the
great capital necessary to launch the scheme
of building the railway and Improving the
water power was speedily secured. This ac
complished, the management wisely secured
the services of Mr. W. H. Hurlburt, the prac
tical genera) passenger agent of the Oregon
Hall road & Navigation Company, to assume
charge of . the work of . railroad building,
with the result that he, as president of the
Oregon Water Power Railway Company
(the name given the new corporation), com
pleted the road to Estacada about two months
ago. The company, immediately erected a
sawmill for Its own use, built large boarding
houses and began the construction of the
largest electric power plant in Western Amer
ica. The cost of this enterprise will be three
quarters of a million dollars, and it will be'
operated by water power. Its electric wires
will not only supply the, . necessary power to
operate the company's cars on all Its lines,
but its force may be used to advance manu
factures at Estacada for those who do not
care to dam the river and thus create power
for themselves. Thus it will be seen that this
one company is interested in that locality to
the extent of nearly six million dollars, a sub
stantial indication that the townsite to be
offered to the public, at auction sale next
Tuesday is not the offspring of the breeses of
fertile imagination or an agile brain. It Is
a spot selected by wise heads for a bustling
city. It will be pushed to this climax wltu
every energy at wealth's command.
BIG PROFITS FOR
THE EARLY BUYERS
f Act quick! Don't wait! The time is today ! Here is
the greatest real estate proposition ever offered the lot
buyer. Any one of the fifteen corners nearest the big hotel
I will be bought back, if the 'purchaser, desires it, one year
hence, at an advance of $500 ! This certainly indicates our -
TaitH in our own property 1 No other auction sale of lots
will ever take place , at Estacada, so get in now while they
may be had at your own price.
Special Round Tri
(GOOD FOR Ji
NOW ON SALE AT SEV!
Accommodations for sheltering and feedinir five thnnsjinrl nAnnU ul
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one of which the sale will be conducted, under the other the mult'
online uicgicu saic win ruoiiivcLi uuee piacc it will nevd
Estacada never so long as the world shall last
Further Information Cheerfully Furnished by
Room 5, Oregon Water Power and RaiW
Or by SHARKEY CSV MORROW, Agents, Alisky Bu
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Opportunities of engaging In business'
In new localities under favorable aus
pices are quickly coming , to ah end.
There Is no longer a "frontier" In the
United States. The immigrant will soon
have to be content to "squat" himself
'down among the "sooners" and cheer
fully partake' of that which he can rake
from ground that has been raked before.-' ,
But here Is a chance to get Into a rich
Held on the ground floor.' There will
never be another Estacada . in Oregon,
And there never will be another auction
Baje of lots at that place, so readers
of these ltne will subserve their own
Interests by accepting the Invitation.
given in this advertisement to ride out
to the charming spot next Tuesday and
secure for themselves a piece of prop
erty that wllf livf forever as a monu
ment to the buyer's wisdom. ,
' Estacada cannot be other than a splen
did manufacturing center. Its massive
water , powers (there are several of
them) and monster electric power plant
'will afford every facility for the manu
facturing vt anything made from Ore
gon products at comparatively little cost.
' Oct aboard 'the train next Tuesday and A
see for yourself that every word pub
lished in The Journal concerning the de
lightful townsite has been nothing but
See the roaring waters of the river!
See them tumble from rock to rock.
See the mighty water powers they
See the big timber belt.
. See the fruit lands.
See the, fine farms. -
Sea the prettiest townsite in. the world,
See the handsomest summer resort,
too, for that matter, west of the Rocky
Feast your eyes, as well as your
stomach, for at least one day,
There will be ample accommodations
for 5,000 people.
Plenty to eat, and shelter for all.
You are entitled to an undivided interest in a RESIDENCE LOT which will be
given away today. , ,
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THE CLACKAMAS RIVER SHOOTING THROUGH THE NARROWS,
ESTACADA ' -,
;;en hundred and fifty thousand dollars nowin process of erection. Thirty-seven, miles from
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A modern hotel building, now being erected by tht Oregon Water Power '
Townsite Company, will be completed about April IS, 1904
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TY-lFIVE CENTS EACH
been- provided for. Two mammoth tents have been spread, under
i will be fed.. None need fear inclement weather, and RAIN OR
;ke place again. There' will be no other auction sale of property in
DON'T 'NEGLECT THE CHANCE.
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Dont Be'the Hossbaek Who te the Tears to
Corns Will Be Telling Sis Aooualntanoes
of What Xe "Hlght" Bare Done.
v We have put considerable unction into the
advertisements which have appeared in The
Journal from time to time. We have em
ployed strong language In depleting the re-'
sources of Estacada and In predicting its
future. There may be those who, on reading
what has been printed, will say that we havo
been too prolific in our imaginings and beliefs,
but to these we would say that sober consider
ation has entered into every sentence given to
the world. The tremendous expense that has
attached to constructing the railroad, and is
being now further augmented by the building
of the gigantic electrlo power plant, ought to
settle the question of Estacada's Importance
in the minds of all who. give the matter that
consideration demanded by Its Importance.
Railroad builders are in no wise fools. We
have known them throughout all time as care
ful, calculating persons. They do not spend
millions for the mere pastime of reducing
their accumulations. They do not end rail
roads on barren plans. There must be in
ducement offered or railroads are never built.
Then there mast be a visible permanency of
income assured. In other words. It's business
with railroad, men. S
There Is no sentimentality about these poo
pie. They don't care a continental for any
thing, but business.
And these considerations decided capital to
construct a railway to Estacada, at an expend
of $6,000,000, and there the terminal town will
be bullded and a volume of business trans
acted that will feed the property with its
plentiful exportation for all the seasons and
years to come. Had this not been apparent
from the very inception of the proposition,
money would not have been forthcoming to
construct the line. Railroads are never built
for fun. . ..
If moneyed men, therefore, saw sufficient in
the future of this locality to warrant the out
lav of so vast an amount of money, it surely
ought to be taken for granted that the most
substantial reasons exlxt for the spprehenslon
that . unwavering efforts, unyielding energy,
will be put forth to establish at the railway s
terminus a mercantile and manufacturing de
pot that can be perpetually depended upon to
enhance the interests of the Investors by pro-;
vidlng their road with freight and passenger
traffic that will demonstrate the wisdom of
the great outlay that has been made. . Of
course, the line would not have been com
menced at all if its promoters had not been
convinced that their money would be profit
- And now a few words to the cltisens of the
An Investment in Estacada at trjls time will
be a thing of profit so long as the world shall
stand, and if it be not embraced, then the
neglectful reader will have only himself to
blame, r ..
. When' the town has grown to a place of
10.000 souls within the next ten years, prop
erty Will be property and pricea will he prices
there, tf the population be not SO, 000 at that,
time, then the best predictions will be greatly'
at fault.'-. .
Fortune Is now knocking at e,very Journal
reader's door. Who will bo" so obstinate or so
blind as to not admit him?
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CLACKAMAS RIVER BRIDGE, ESTACADA . . f ' ..
Two bridges epan the river within a mile of each other, the upper one having been built by the Oregon Water Power and Railway!,
Company. The one shown la located at Estacada, and leads to Springwater, three miles distant, the center of a rich and broad farming .
region. 'Both roads will direct a large population to Escatada, the natural trading and market point for that wide and thrifty section.
N WATER POWER TOWNS
iy Company's Building, 132 First Street
and Morrison Streets Telephone Main 216