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; STREET PAVING
Harmonious Action ' Over
Brings Complaints. ;
PUBLIC EXPECTED r:
With Unqr Oontnieta Awarded It
. ; BccmM Impossible Now Thmt Con
, tempUted ,? BeantlficUon " Plana
( Can Be Carried Oat Sooa. i
Another anmmar is nearly ' sons and
on-all sides there is loud eotnplalat be
aaae of tss small amount of stteet
' paTlna that has been dona. It was flrea
oat last spring that great strides were
, to be made thli aummer In larlna hard
surface paTements. The parement
eompaaiea and tha city offtdaU assnred
; ths publis . that Portland should be
; longer be pointed to aa the worst, and
least pared city on tha Paclflo ooast.
. Contracts have been awarded for a
. amount of paring that the
Pu.yt J4 t r'aht to epeot would be
laid before the rainf seaaoa sets in; but
It seems well nigh Impossible to gt
i harmonious action from all the coofllct
ng interests that can. and too often do,
ilnaer the progress of a paving son-
' tract. -.'. . t
On the west sids the following prom
. Inent streets have been ordered paved
with hard surface pavement and the
int,. ""''d: Para, Second. Mar.
shalL Trinity place, Johnson, Jefferson
t 4 Madispu. strsets. On the oast sldei
ueeell. Knott, McMlllen. Thompson,
Pchujrler. llanoock, Weldler and Twintr-
trr?t" " Grand and Union avi-rh-J1-
assertloa to say
k?. "T eent ' thl work will
be done this summer and fall.
-,'vOae aUaUanVs Views.' ""
resident of Portland, who Is per
haps tha best Informed man la the
cltr an mattsrs pertaining to street
imprevemants while dlsonssrng the local
paving tanglo. aaidi . "
' "Portland has neressarUy a short
season for street paving heciuae of t-J
lone period of continued wet weather in
conjunction with a heavy clay eub-SoU
which once soaked up does not dry old
until ths following hot eoaann. Thfci
nw'HlUln rusulne eonirtruction work
during tne oomratlvs short dry sa.
'n. Every advanUge ahould be Uken
of ths dry season by being prepared to
push everything to the utmost.
Toiitrsctors shoolti have everything
en hnnrl and nrooertv owners anil
ciTL-ImIs atiould sn that nothing stands
tn the way of performing the work oon
:nunuslr and expeditiously. The popu
i .r Imort-sslon is that all that ia neoea-
'V tn Improve the streets ia to aav
i m "11 Improve this or that' and the
is dune. In srtual practice tha
. ire Is somewhst different. Prop,
,. n Jlr rauulre a etatement of
r k')1 character of the different
i . is on wiilf-h to bsse their
i , Tiiey net petition the
j i r a rrtrtulri Irtiprovement. Who
, i,i i t that tlie rlty engineer
. t s . aixl ejierlHretlona for
i . i i . . Mr then adopted by the
, . , . ciuer liie proposed iu.
provsmsnt advertised to days to give
property owners a cnanca to rsmon-
strate. Tha oroDOaed lmDrovament hav
lng passed the period of remonstranoa
without being killed, ths council adopt
the time and manner the ordlnanoe
ana the executive board calls for bids.
The contract la then made with, the
lowest Diaaer, wno is suppossa to exe-
cuis ins wors wunout aeiay.
- Belays Are Too Kaar.
Under ths present system, or lack
ox system, mere are many aeiays, re
lays are caused before the Improvement
Is ordered by Inability of the property
owners to sgres ss to ths necessity of
the Improvement or ths eharaoter of the
same. There Is a dslav after the im
provement Is ordered by ths Inability of
ins engineering oepartment to prepare
the plana and specifications, which ue
lay sometimes amounts to a loss of six
montns to a year.
"After the contract for the Improving
vi airneia is iei aeiay in ine aotual con.
struotlon of tha work Is caused by the
following reasons: The street railway
company falls to improve its' right of
wy sa provioen py .am orainanoe. it
rarely commences work until after six
months have elaDsed from time nntl.
ncauon, wnue aeiays of a year are com
mon, and In one case It baa takan tha
comnany two years to Improvs ths right
of way after being ordered to do so by
ths city. Ths delay of six months on
the part of tha atreet railway company
means a year ta tha contraotnr as the
delay of the Street railway company
earries his work into the rainy seaaon
and ths contractor Is unable to proceed
antll the following dry season.
"Delays re caused by the neglect of
the gas and telephone companies to in
stall mains snd conduits. Delays are
wy me waier oepartment by
failure to install permanent mains until
ths lakt moment. Failure on the part
of property owners to make oonneoUon
With water. Sewers and ass.
"It seems to bs Impossible to gst no
tion by the varloue public utility com
paniea as ths different branches of ths
pity do not work In harmony and ques
tions relating to ibeae companies are
sent from pillar to post. The water
" up to me any engineer,
the city ensineer eava look ta the -
ell and ths council passes It on to ths
execuiiTs ooera. wno in turn refers It to
ine auaiior, ana so on around tns 01 role
"Who ia resnanslhlef ' sanihiut mt
be, or ths laws should be changed to
provide s remedy. Everybody should
pull together; no one should dodge his
responsibilities whether It bs the mayor.
i'ly..TOUnoii, engineer or water Doard.
ir an work ta harmony to axDedite these
preliminaries to actual construction
Work, thers would be little delay, and
tha amount or atresia ImnrMd
be trebled sad aueri
GUSTAVE E. BBUERE :
PUBCHASES BIO LOT
fJustavs BL Rmere baa n mhmmmA
from ths Portland Trust company, a 40
foot lot snd residence on Twenty-fourth
street, between Ovartna and Northnm
for M.SOO. "
Another residence sale closed, during
v tie Jim i wwi wme insi oi tne cnaries
la. Rebeneirk homo In South Portlsnd
to Robert Benart Ths property la a 7(
by loo-foot lot and two-etory, modern
residence, oa the southeast . corner of
Annur ana aecona etreets. Ths con
sideration Involved was 14.800.
?'' Arm Cat .Oft, by Saw.y.''..
. ; ("twUl thspstcb te The ynorasLI ':
t. Helena. Or., Aug. 18. W. u Tall
man lost his right arm Monday whlls
running the heeding saw In the "West
ern Cooperage company's mill at Houl
m3i 'A?, axra w1 cuht by ths saw
?ortrtrman" . WM t0
Jonrnal Tfrnflpps: .
to4 l'J?SV' a14" pstron
s SJvci bl..Tr,",!r"i wl" Confer
tha' a4riabXhS tUt -w
5 v. r-,v:'.
Next Month y High Grade
Black Diamonds Promised
From. Nearby Fields."
FUEL C03IE8 FEOM
r OSTKANDER DISTRICT
Experienced Miners Working Bard
to Get Everything Beady to Sup
ply local Consumers by Not Later
Than September .
0eptambsr 1. ths first coal mine that
has srer been developed In thla immedi
ate territory will begin tha dsllvsry In
this city of 100 tons psr day -of a high
arads lignite eoaj.
The mine la located at Ostraadsr. on
tha sast bank of ths Cowllts river seven
miles aheve Its Junction with the Co
lumbia, The company operating the
mine la known as ths Consumers' Coal
company, j. II. Johnson, a local timber
dealer, Is prssldent of ths corporation.
wno legeiner wiin u. x jeyx, a rerry
dale merchant and banker, A. A. Brace.
Davo Calbreath, proprietor of the Hotel
Columbia, Vancouver, Washington, and
J. C. Lies, form the directorate.
: t Ken Xard at Work.' ' .
The comnanv now haa about TO men
employed at tha mines, moat of whom
are experienced miners. A force of car
penters Is at work building cottages for
the minors, a large building for a com
missary and residences for the chief en
gineer ana other ocnciais or the com
pany. Ono mile of railroad track has
been laid connecting the mines with
ths bunkers on the river bank. While
the mine is closer to the Northern Pa
clflo line than It Is to the river, the
entire output will be shipped to Port
land by barges as It can be handled In
thla way for a fraatloa of the aoat to
ship It by rait ...
. Tast Aorsege Cnrnad. '
Ths company has 840 acres, all under
laid with an eighfoot vein of coal.
f ive tunneis nave oeen run in, tapping
the vein from three sides,
The entire output has been sold to
Banfield-Veysey company for a period
of six years. The coal company Is un
der contract to begin September 1, the
delivery of 100 tons per day: November
11. this is to be Increased to inn tone
dally, and February 1, next the contract
cells for 800 tons per day. The- offi
cials of the- company aro confident that
by January 1. 1804, the dally output
will exceed 1,000 tons per day. . r
Chief Engineer 6 locum of the General
Yleotrlti nomnanv has mit, ..
examination of the coal and pronounces
it of a fairly good anthracite quality
He says that the eosl Is good and is
getting better as the shafts go deeper.
Dr. Best Acquitted.
' Eusena. Or.. Aug. 10. Dr. W. si n.t
of Cottaite Orove. who was tried In the
justice cuuri iur prscumng medicine
Without a license, was erqultted. While
ths prosecution showed he had stten.irf
rases it failed to prove that he received
anything for his services. About 80
witnesses were araminsa,
ATTORNEY INVESTS a
III VALUABLE LOTS
JL ' W. Hogie , Takes Over
: One of tha important salsa of resi
dence ' property made during tha paat
week waa that of II lota on Willamette
Heights by Percy H. Blyth to H. W.
Hogua, tha well-known attorney;- Ths
property Is known aa lata 1 ta It, In
cluslva. in block t, and Is bounded by
Qulniby, Pettygrora, Twenty-ninth and
Thirtieth streets and was sold for 814,
700. or at the rata of about 887S a lot.
Ths lots are beautifully situated, having
an outlet oa the Cornell road, and Qulmby
street, and ars on ono of the most ele
vated spots In that district.
The choice, elevated building sites In
the western section of the olty are rap.
Idly paaalng Into thi bands of purchas
ers who intend to improve them with
bandsoma ana expensive names. . , . .
WALLING DEALING IN
ST. JOHNS PROPERTY
- B, T. and F. A. Btabi have purchased
from Mary K. Arnold, tha wsst TO fsat
of tha lot at tha southeast corner of
Arthur and First street. South Port
land, for. 84.600. .
G. JB. Walling baa recently sold ths
8-room rsstdenoa together with a quar-ter-hinck
alts, at the earner of Leo
avenue and East Ninth street, to Mrs.
1, I Bhafer for x,oe.
. ur wainnv naa Deen numr con
slderable Investment at Bt. Johns, hav-
in. lust eloaed a aeai lor a 10-101
block there, which ho will hold as aa
investment. -. i ,
IS PORTLAND'S LOT
Seattle, Spokane and Port-
land Capital ; Acquires
A1 syndicate backed by Seattle' and
Spokane capital as. well aa by; Portland
money haa acquired a large tract on
ths hillside In ths extreme southern part
of ths city which It will hold for sals
and which It la Intsndsd to Itsrracs and
Improve generally. Streets are to be
graded and sidewalks laid with tha end
ta view of making It ana of tha most de-
sirable residence sites lfi ths city.
It Is expected to expend on this tract
about 8160,000. When it is ready for
marketlna It will be one of tha eholoest
pieces of view properties on ths coast,
according to the promoters. In view of
tne raot that outelde capital Is interest
ing Itself In this hill property In and
about Portland . the move In South
rortiana is considered quite significant.
The property Is located Just above
the holdings of ths South Portland Im
provement association. - This latter
property baa been Improved and has
sola at an enormous profit and It was
not crowded at the market as property
usually is when put on by real estate
men. Therefore It is thought this prop
erty will sell well. It Is located higher
than the association's property and the
panoramic view from It la much larger
"Portland people ars so used to won
derful views and their stately snow
clad mountains,'1 said Marion MacRae,
Portland agent of the ayndioate, "that
they have neglected this exquisite prop,
erty. Eastern people are wild over
these beautiful residenoe sites and In ths
real estata boom that Is surs to come
mis fail i look forward to a greater
movement In this kind of property, than
iu nnj uin.r kuiu ok remiiy.
"This property Is unusually- valuable,
I believe, because of the grand view It
commands of ths river, the city and the
snow mountains. Besides It Is admir
ably provided with streetcar facilities
snd when tha extensions and new lines
are completed that are now under way.
there will be no property better provldod
wiin communication witn tne city. . .
CLOSED BY ONE AGENT
Marlon MacRae closed three Important
real estate acaie ouring tne past week.
The Quarter block at the southeast cor
ner of Kast Seventh and Paclflo streets
waa sold by Mrs. MacRae to Dr. W. II.
Ewln. The property was owned by Mrs.
Laurence Knapb. and Is In a localltv
that is rapidly coming Into notice as a
result or the construction or ths steel
brldae over Sullivan's Gulch.
- The earns dealer also sold two tracts
of timber last week. one In Lane
County to TT. M. Clement, and tha other
to js. w. w riant. . , -
Potter Schedule for, Beach.
The steamer Potter Will Sail from
Portland, Ash street dock, Monday, Aug
ust 11, i a. m.; Tuesday ( a. m.; Wed
nesday and Thursday a. m.i Rat nr.
day 1 p. m. Qet tickets snd make
reservations at city ticket office Third
and Washington streets. C. W. Btlnger,
city ticket agent. , ,; , ,
Watches cleaned, tL 141 Wash, si
Ml A HANDSOME
HOLIE AT IR1GT011
J. H. Truby Secures Property
On East Tenth Street
yi. Near Broadway.
anaaaeaaaaaal' '- , .
JT. H. Traby has purchaaed a hand
soma Irvington resldonoa. Tha property
which IB located oa East Tenth street,
between Schuyler' and Broadway, be
longed to Ralph R. Ruffner and was
sold for 84.800.
Another handaomo home that changed
hands during ths psst week was that of
John H. Bogt, located on Twenty-fourth
street, between Marshall and Northrup,
and purchaaed by Mra. O. X Paxtoa for
Mra Jennie A. West haa purchaaed
from 1. El Kaatoa the Improved ouar-
ter-block at ths southwest corner of
East Fourteenth snd Belmont streets.
Tha consideration invoivea was (,ftu
SUIT FOR DAMAGES
Owners of Alliance Demand
$25,000 From - City; of
1 : Panama Charterers.
Tha California A Oregon Coast Steam
ship company fllsd a libel suit In United
States district court hers - yesterday
against ths steamer City of Panama to
recover $28,000 for damages to ths
steamer Alliance, which It is alleged
were lnrnciea Dy tne Jity or I'snnma.
The suit rrovi out Of ths collision
which occurred -at the mouth- nf the
Willamette river tne otner oar when
the City of Panama ran afoul tho Al
liance while tha latter was beached. It
Is claimed the Alliance was damaged to
the extent or sio.euv. Tne steamship
eopie seea w rocovw fcii. remaining
10.000 for loss of trade whlls the Al
liance Is being repaired. A bond of
I26,eoo was posted by the charterers of
tho City of Panama in order to clear
the vessel xor her trip to ttan rran-
NEST BURNS AS ;
' r BIRDS ARE MATING
- (Rpedsl TMspetch te Tbe. JoarasLt '
Bnokane. -Wash.. Aug. 10. A bridal
couple had their new home burned down
est niani Deiore iney naa slept in it
one nlsht. The couple, Miss Klsls Zehn
and John It. Sleek, wenr to tha church
and were married, smld a great gather
lng of friends. Tne lire .whistle blew
but ho one paid any attention to ft. Aa
the couple were returning home they
passed the firemen returning from the
burned house, and waved their hands st
the noble men, but did not learn that It
waa their houae that burned until the
cams In View of tbe ruins, r
The fates may have In store for vnu
a really satisfactory servant. But you
must remember that the want ads. are
the agents of "ths fates" In such mat
ters. . , . , . i
Residence Purchases 'Made
" by Score Every Day Dux- ;
,; ing Last Week. .
TWO.WEALTHY TEXANS .
- SECURE TWELVE LOTS
7"'..-' .. " ' '
Property ta Question Ia on Portland -,
, Heighta-Conslderatioa Involved
' Waa ; $B0,00O-Bandsome Best.
dencea Win Be Erected aa Beanlt .
But ona laraa transaction In the theel
real aetata market ' waa closed during
tha past week.' Tho smaU deala w.srl
numerous. In fact purchasers i-oPta!-denoes
and residence Iota wereTfade by, "
the score every day during; ths week.
Tws wealthy timber land ownsrs, who .
have recently, come to Oregon front '
Texas purchased laat Friday from Mrs. ."
Preaton W. Smith a block of 11 lota on
Portland Heights, for which 860.000 waa
paid. Tha sals was made through tha
agency of D. B. Keasey at Co. The prop. ' .
erty Is known as ths pear-shaped block,
and In pertly surrounded by tha MonU
gomery street drive. - -
It Is announced that Messrs. Mene- .
fee and Allen will at once erect hand
soms residences on their new purohaae.' '
Tha two owners of this tract are broth,
ers-in-law, who formerly j resided- in ;
Houston, Texas. A few months ago
they purchased from M. B. Kanktn a .
large tract of timber land located In . '
the Willamette valley, for which they
paid ' between 8400,000 and $700,000.
They have other timber landa In-Ore
gon, which will probably bring the val- r
ue of their holdings well up towards
$1.000.000. ... . .. v t .,
PACKERS OF; FRUITS , 1
COMPLAIN TO WILSON
" (ipertal DispstcV te Tbe 7enreaL)
San Franolsco. Aug. 10. Tho fruit- '
Towers and packers of California and'
Nevada have mat - Secreterv Wilson
In a - conference on ' ths purs food
law in relation to the amount of
sulphur used In drying fruit The fruit. 1
men claimed-the enforcement of tha ,
law waa a travesty of justice and
would cause the lose of millions to ths
fruitdealers of tho West. They said it
Was Impossible to conform tn tha rutins f
and keep ths contract Secretary WU- ,
son offered no immediate relief. .
WORK STARTS ON : V
y,: DIVINITY SCH00D
fiaoelal Dl.p.tr Is Th. Jnern.i t
Kllffene. Or. Ana IA art.. rtJf.i .
anVi ml . the rhrUi I. - U . i. . . .
hew building here this morning whiciN-
wni run uyrr . su.uuu. Tne Dtlllillng X'
will be of eoll stone, three stories in
helirht. snd will he nn, nf tk, v..- M
.. ' . i.i'jii.'t . wi in. rscuiiy are
now soliciting funds all over Oregon and
v.nrniiniiin, me uisirici they have to
S-.M, .irmn Tm I , . , , , ...
Y niiiiurnii (urisi.iaa -
churches ars In the two tales.