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Harmonious Action " Over
Brings Complaints. '
.With Many Contnets Awarded It
Beemp Imposslblo Now That Con
. templated Beantlflcatlon Plana
Can Be Carried Out Soon.
' Another summer Is 'nearly rone and
on-all sides there Is loud complaint be-
- cause of the small amount of street
' paving that has been done. It was given
out last spring that great strides were
to be mads this summer In laying hard
' surface pavements. The pavement
- companies and the city officials assured
' the public that Portland should ne
. longer be pointed to as the worst and
least paved city on the Paciflo coast.
, Contracts have been awarded for a
vr7 larre amount of paving that the
JuWtp had a right to expect would be
aid before the rainy season sets In; but
It seems well nigh Impossible to get
harmonious action from all the confllct
' ln'lnUr?"ta lnat can. and too often do,
, binder tha progress of a paving con
tract j On the west side the following prom-
inent strebts have been ordered paved
with hard surface pavement and the
Contracts awarded: Park. Second Mar.
.shalL Trinity Place, Johnson, Jefferson
and Madison. streets. On ths east side:
Knott, McMillan, Thompson,
, Schuyler, Hancock, Weldler and Twenty
nrst streets, and Grand and Union ave
' ri?-e J..1 ' 'assertion to sav
that not IB per cent of this work will
be done this summer and fall
Oas Resident's Tlewa.
resident of Portland, who is per
baps the best informed man in th
(City n matters nertaintn t
, improvements while discussing tt
caving tangle, said: .
"Portland has necessarily
eaann tar at v. .. .5""
, . - - ' usvauh UI tale
.long period f continued wet weather in
conjunction "with a heavy dai ...k.I,
wb'ch once soaked up does not dry oui
until the following hot season. This
necessitates rusulnif construction work
during the comparative short dry sea
son. Every advantage should be taken
of the dry season by being prepared to
push everythlnr to the -utmost
"Contractors should have everyibins
on hand and nroperty owners and city
officials should see that nothing stands
in ths Vav of cerformln the work (lAn.
tlnuously and expeditiously. Ths popu
lar impression Is that all that is neoes-
cry io improve me streets is to sav
-We shall improve this or that' snd the
tijinc is dona. In actual practice the
i rm-Kdure is somewhat different Prop
rty owners first require a statement of
i r,.r n.1 character of the different
iii.i'!iv nu-iiis on which to-base 'their
t r, .. (;.. They next' petition the
'Hini-;l lor tt certain Improvement, who
in turn rcjtifct, that the tflty englnw
i bw up i ins and speclfloatlons for
(, !:. xhcvfl are men aaopteo ny tne
cuuutU, rJer t-bs proposed 1m-
proyamrat a4rrtlMd to 6jn to air
property owner chanc to remon
strate. The proposed Improvement har-
lnc- paesed the period of remonetranoe
without beinr killed, the council adopt
the time and .manner the ordinance
and the exeoutlve board call for bid.
The oontraot la then mada with the
loweat bidder, who la euppoeed to exe
cute tee worn without delay,
Delay? Are Toe Kaar.
"Under the present tyatem, or lak
of ayatem, there are many delay De
lays are caused before the Improvement
Is ordered by Inability of the property
owners to agree as to the necessity of
me improvement or tne character 01 tne
same. There is a delav after the im-l
firovement is ordered by the inability of
he enaineerlna deoartment to oreoare
the plans and specifications, which ue-
isy sometimes amounts to a loss 01 sixi
months to a year.
"After the contract for th lmnrovln. I
01 streets is let delay in the actual con-1
company falls to Improve Its rlg-ht ofl
war as provided dt .ne ordinanoe. it I
flcatlon, while delays o:
mon. and in one case
of a year are com-
It has taken the
company two years to lmnrova the rlarht
of way after being- ordered to do so by
the city. The delay of six months on
the part of the street railway company
means a year to ths contractor as the
delay of ths street railway company
Md the contractor 1- nn?bla to'prad
until the following dry season. I
hlX,.y" 7?- -b' the neglect of I
s aetata oiyuvn Wiuyo Jl IC tU J II-
Stall mains and conduits. Delays are
causea oy Tne water department by
failure to Install permanent mains until
the labt moment
failure on the part
of property owners to make connection
with water, sewers and gas.
"It seems to bs Impossible to get ao-
panlefai Tthe' dlff.renrbranche';'ofCe
city do not work in harmony and ouea-
tions relating to these companies are
sent from pillar to post The water
board says It is up to the city engineer,
the city engineer says look to the coun
cil and the council passes it on to the
executive board, who in turn refers it to
the auditor, and so on around the circle
Who la resnonalhlet fiomabn-lv
be. or the laws Should bs chana-ed
responsibilities whether it be the mayor.
city council, engineer or water board.
If all work in harmony to expedite these
preliminaries to actual construction
work, there would be little delay, and
the amount of streets lmnrov.il . .nnM
be trehleil mriA nnaifi-iinl "
GUSTAVE E. BEUERE
ju jiuiiAbEs am lot
Oustave E. Bruere has purchased
rrom tne i-oniana i rust company, a 40
foot lot and residence on Twenty-fourth
street, between Overtoa and North rup
Another residence sals closed, during
me past ween was mat oi tne wnanes
L. Rebenelck home in - South Portland
to Robert . Benart Ths property is a 70
by 100-foot lot and two-story, modern
residence, on the southeast corner of
Arinur ana second streets. ' The con
sideration Involved was $4. BOO.
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Arm Cut Offby Saw. V . '.
v : (Special Dlptch to The Joarnai.ll : :,
St Helens. Or.. Auar. 10 w t.
man lost his right arm Monday whllsl
uiuiiiH me neaaing saw in tne west
ern Cooperage company's mill at Hon l-
Y!3t -S". arm wa! caught by, ths saw
2Jt.i '.TzXJ rea osrore ne could be
i:Tr. w taken to Portland
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JAnmol Dakim -'i- s i e Mustice court' for practicing merllctna
. r?J v- 1: ""yriiBwa. . wui conrsr 1
fki JZ i liS'f 'tl&ll-r that thsy saw J
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Next Month Hteh Grade
Black Diamonds Promised
From Nearby Fields.
One of the important sales of resl-
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wormng ara I
to Get Everything Beady to Sup
ply Local Consumers by Not Later
Than September 1.
Member 1. the first coal mine that
has ever been developed In this lmmedi-
Ate territory will begin the delivery In
this city of 100 ton. per day of a high
e-rada lifnlta ooaL I
Ths mine Is located at Ostrander. on
the east bank of the Cowllts river seven
miles above Its Junction with ths Co
lumbia, Ths company operating the
yn a. ths Coumer,. CoyU
company. J. H. Johnson a local timber
dealer. Is nreaident of the corporation.
who together with D. L. Keyt, a Perry-
oaie mercnant ana nanaer, a, a. xirace.
Dave Calbreath. nroorletor of the Hotel
Columbia, Vancouver, Washington, and
J. C. Lee. form the directorate.
Ken Bard at Work.
The company now bas apout 70 mm
The company now has about 70 man
employee, at ine mines, mpsi ox wnom
lh. ""'"S 1ui'nfvt?ASS
mlsssry and residences for tha chief en
gineer ana otner oinciais or tne com-1
pany. One mile of railroad track has
the bunkers on the river bank. While
the mine is closer to the Northern Pa-
uvvii uuu vvuimv vaasss aw euauwss vv a vas I
entire output will be shipped to Port
land by narges as it can te nandiea m
fhla vaw fn, a froif Iati i-i r th, n
wife. Mnnjf V WJMMt
The company has 840 acres, all under
laid with an elghfoot vein of coat
Five tunnels have been run In, tapping
me vein irom tnree siaes.
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 Bentember 1. the
delivery of 100 tons per day; November
16, this is to be increased to ZOO. tons
daily, and February 1. next the contract
palls for 800 tons per day. Th offi
cials of the company are confident that
by January i. iv, tne dally output
Will exceed 1,000 tons per day. .
i Chief engineer tsioeum or the General
getting better as the shafts go deeper.
v,Dr. Best 'Acquitted. . .; .;:''.'
(SoeeUt DUpitch U Tat Jottraal.t
Evsene. Or.. Aug. 10. Dr. W. m R.t
. a rli-nv Vjhn torn m I .1 .
cases it taueu x prove tnai ns received
anything for his services. ..About 0
EleotriO company has made a careful r nothing like In ths records of e)
ft"? ,naafSrrIyf fehCquaUt? oU,w tern 1U"'I T' 1
um Savs that the coal iiSvTf: ' have been one or two other oom-
JOURNAL; PORTLAND, SUNDAY , MORWinu, AUUuar
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Iff VALUABLE LOTS
H. W. Hogue Takes Over
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dence property mads durin the past
week was that of 18 lota on Willamette
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property Is known as lots 1 to 18, In
v.i .- a. k
Qamiby, Pettygrove. Twenty-nlnth and
Thirtieth streets and was sold for 114.-
700. or at the rate of about 1876 a lot
The lots are beautifully situated, having
an outlet on the Cornell road and Qulmby
street, and are on one or tne most ele
vated SDots In that district
The choice, elevated building sites in
the western section of the city are rap
Idly passing into the hands of purchas
ers who intend to improve tnem wun
handsome and expensive homes.
WATTPm DTULTNTr TN
ST. JOHNS PK0PEETY
R. T. and F. A. Stahl have purchased
from Mary K. Arnold, the west 70 feet
of the lot at the southeast corner of
Arthur and First street South Fort-
land, for. $4,500.
a. EJ. Walling has recently sold ths
a.mnm residence tosether with a auar-
ter-block site, at the oorner of Leo
avenue and East Ninth street, to jura
J. I Snarer ror is.ouy.
. -Mr waiiin haa been maklnr oon
.Mar. hi a investment at St Johns, hav
ing Just closed a deal for a 10-lot
blSck' theri- which
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Portland ha. enjoyed pros- e
perity for so many years that it
would bs difficult to select the 4
year In which the tide of good
time, was at the highest flood.
Slnos 100 each year, upon the
whole, ' ha.-twltnesse . a-Algbtw
level, and at no time hay buai-
nes. conditions been quits so 4)
healthy or satisfactory as now. 4
A review, or the prbgres. of this.
city during th past .even years e
would read like -a1 romance. In
this tlma Portland', development ,; e
nas been phenomenal. Viewed .
in all It phases there has been
e muni ties whose building develop-
s bent has equaled Portland', but
e certainly none can lay claim to
s the sams commercial. Industrial : e
e and building advancement that
this city has nndergone sines the e
4 opening year- of" the twentieth-
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Seattle, Spokane and Port
land Capital Acquires
A syndicate backed by Seattle and
Spokane capital as, well as by Portland
,.- ntr.A - n
money has acquired a large tract on
,ths hillside in the extreme southern part
of ths city which it will hold for sale
and which It la Intended to terrace and
improve generally. Streets are to be
graded and sidewalks laid with ths end
in view of making It on of ths most de
sirable residence sites Ih the city.
It la expected to expend on this tract
about 1160.000. When it is ready for
.7 "i:""',., f.cu iv smuj 1
marketing it wlU be one of the choioest I
m now i uyei lies uu iud vuuu
according to the promoters. In view of
tne raot that outside capital is Interest
ing lUelf in this hiU property in and
about Portland . the move in South
Portland is considered Quit significant
The property is located Just above
me noidings or tns Boutn Portland im
provement association. This latter
property bas been improved and has
sold at an enormous profit and it was
not crowueu ui tne mantel as property
usually la when nut nn hv rnl aniata I
tnan tne association s property ana tne
panoramic view from it Is much larger
ana granaer. x ' .
"Portland people are so used to won
derful views and their stately snow.
clad mountains,' said Marion MacRae.
Portland agent of the syndicate, "that
they have neglected this exquisite prop
erty. Eastern people are wild over
tness oeautirui residence sites and in the
real estats boom that Is sure to coma
this rail I looic forward to
movement In this kind of property than
iu any vuier jliuu vt reauiy. .
"This property Is unusually valuable,
I believe, because of the arand view it
commands of the river, the city and the
snow mountains. (Resides it is admir
ably provided with streetcar facilities
and when the extensions and new lines
are completed that are now under way.
there will be no property better provided
with communication with the citv."
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CLOSED BY ONE AGENT
Marlon MacRae closed three Important
real estate deals during tne past week.
The auarter block at the southeast cor
ner of East Seventh and Paciflo streets
was. sold by Mrs. MacRae to xr. W. H.
Ewln. The property was owned by Mrs.
Laurence Knapp. and is in a locality
that is rapidly coming into notice as a
result or tne construction or tns stem
bridge over Sullivan's Gulch.
The same dealer also sold two tracts
of -, timber - last week. one In Lena
County to H. M. Clement, and ths other
to a, w. wngnu .
Potter Schedule for Beach.
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The steamer' rotter . will : sail from I
Portland. Ash street dock. Monday. Aug
ust 12, t a. m.i Tuesday 8 a. m.; Wed
nesday and Thursday a. m.j Satur
day 1 p. m. ' i Get tickets and : make
reservations at city ticket office Third
and Washington streets, C. W. Stinger,
Watch, cleaned, L $43 Wash." si
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HOME AT WGTDH
J. H. Truby Secures Property
Qn East Tenth Street
J. H. Traby has purchased a hand
some Irvington resldenca The property
which is located on East Tenth street,
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I between Schuyler and Broadway, be-
longed to Ralph R. Ruffner and was
sold for $4,600. t
Another handsoms home that changed
hands during the past week was that of
John H. Bogt. located on Twenty-fourth
Street between jaarsnau ana tortnrup,
and purchased by Mrs. a & Paxton for
Mn. Jennie A. Wsst has purchased
from J. E. Kaston the Improved quarter-block
at the southwest corner of
iDast ii-ourteentn ana owuvui bucci.
The consideration Involved was $0,600.
East Fourteenth and Belmont streets.
SUIT FOR DAMAGES
OwncM of Alliance Demand
$25,000 From City of
Ths California ft Oregon Coast Steam-
s'hip company filed' a libel suit in United
States district court here yesterday
against ths steamer City of Panama to
recover '$26,000 zor. damages to tne
t earner - Alllanae. Which it 18 alleged
were Inflicted by the City of Panama.
The suit grows out of the collision
which occurred - at the mouth, lot the
Willamette river ths other day when
the City of Panama ran afoul the Al
liance wnne tne latter was oeaensa. it
Is claimed the Alliance was damaged to
the extent of $16,000. The steamship
teopie seek to recover : tne remaining
J.uuo tor toss or traas wniis tne Al-
nce is being renalred. A bond of
$26,000 was posted by tns charterers of
tha City of Panama In - Order to clear
tne vessel lor ner tnp to Ban rran
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NEST BTJENS AS
V..BIEDS AEE MATING
Bnokane. Wash.. Aug.? 10. A bridal
eounle had their new horns burned down
last niaht before they had slept in it
one night - The couple, Miss Elsie Zehn
and John H. Sleek, went to the church
and were married, amid a great gather
ing or rrienas. ; u ne rire.wnistie Mew
but no one paid any attention to ft As
not uu uua
burned house, and waved the!
SnmeJ house- and waved thai hnrt .
th noble men, but did not leara that U
waa their house that burned until the
cam In vlsw of tha ruins. V r. ;-.
The fates may have in store for you
a realty satisiactory servant, tiut you
must member that the want ads. are
the agents .of "th fates". In such nat
ters, i : . v iw i. -i'r.,:r . ?' .
Eesidenoe Purchases Made
by Score Every Day Dur- ;
ing Last Week.
TWO WEALTHY TEXANS
SECUEE TWELVE LOTS
Property in Question Is on Portland
Heights Consideration Involved
Was $50,000 -Ilandsome Besk
dences Will Be Erected aa Itesolt. .
But one large transaction in ths tecal
real estats market was closed during f'
the past week. The small deal a waarl
numerous. In fact purchasers -ofesi. -dence.
and residence lots wereTuade by,
the score every day during the week.
Two wealthy timber land owners, wha .
have recently, come to Oregon front
Texas purchased last Friday from Mrs.
Preston W. Smith a block of 11 lots on
Portland Heights, for which $60,000 was)
paid. The sale was made throuah tha -
agency of D. H. Keasey & Co. The prop- ',
erty is known as th pear-shaped block,
and is partly surrounded by th MonU ;
gomery street drive. .
It Is announced that Messrs. Mene- a
fee and Allen will at once erect hand- -'
some residences on their new purchase.' '
The two owners of this tract are broth- 4
ers-in-law. who formerly ; resided, in !:
Houston, Texas. A few months ago -V
they purchased from M. B. Rankin a :
large tract of timber land located in
the Willamette valley, for which they i
aid Detween ikoo.uoo and 700,uou.
'hey have other timber lands In- Ore- .
gon, which will probably bring the yal
us of their holdings well up toward. '
$1.000,000. .,. . , J ,y.
PACKEES OF FEUITS :
COMPLAIN TO WILSON i
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(Bpeelal tnspatca to 3Ti JoorsaL) ' :
San Francisco, Aug. 10. Th fruit- "
growers and packers of California and V;
Nevada have met Secretary Wilson
in a conference on the pure food
law In relation - to the amount ft' .
sulphur used In drying fruit The fruit
men clajmejl.. the enforcement ot, th ' ;
law was a travesty of justlos - and "
would cause the loss of million, to th , V
fruitdealers of the west; They said It
was Impossible to conform to th ruling &
and keep th contracta Secretary WW- , '
son offered no immediate relief, , v;
W0EK STAETS ON v ' '
r; DIVINITY SCH00D
"Ooerial fctispatck to Th. Jmrnat.t
school of th Christian church startewv
Will COSt over ISO.000. Tha. Ti1ill,lln I'
will bs of solid--stone, three stories la T
height,' and will be one of th best in .V
town. The members of th famiit ':
now soliciting funds all over Oregon and
Washington, the district they have to
draw UDon. Two . hundred ihpi.flan -
churches are In th two states.