The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 25, 1914, Page 24, Image 24

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, Coantry Xaltv Mor Actlr.
Although virtually no heavy Invest
ment In real estate were made in
th city during the week Just closed,
current purchase being of compara
tively small amounts, there are strong
Signs of better feeling In the Imme
diate future.
Several significant sales of timber-
lands are reported from the state at
largo. Indicating that lumbering In
terests sre preparing for renewed ac
tivity. The biggest wale of this char-
icter is reported from southern ,Jre-
pany purchased 26,650.000 feet of tim
ber In the Crater National forest from
the government, paying $85,000 for
It.- Kastcrn capital furnished the
Several large ranch sales in wnicn
the consideration ranged from $10,000
to $30,000 are reported and a number
cf sales were made for amounts be
tween $1000 and $10,000 each.
Disregarding the transfer of 28,000
acres of timber lands In Wallowa
county, a trade between two lumber
ing concerns, the largest single realty
transaction occurring In eastern Ore
gon was the purchase for $20,000 of
the 280 acre ranch in Morrow county
by W. A. AVIlcox of Heppner, and the
ale of a f000 acre cattle ranch in
Harney county.
A 710 acre ranch near Grants Pass
was purchased by H. M. Miller of
Mllwmilcle Ores-on. for 126.600. and
In Marion county a number of sales
of Tural properties for amounts up
to $10,000 are reported.
In fact generally Increased activity
of country, realty is evident and the
purchasers are in many cases eastern
The biggest single contract let in
Portland during the week was in con
nection with the construction of the
$160,000 Couch school that will go up
tt Twentieth and Hoyt streets. . In
the north end two buildings are soon
to go up. One a two story $2-5,000
brick building, at Fourth and Glisan;
the other a one story concrete struc
ture at Fifth and Hoyt, which will
be . used as a posioffice distributing
station. Construction of residences
particularly on the east . side shows
steady Increase.
fer. Mr. Schaefer has for some time
past been engaged in the banking
business in Idaho but comes to Port
land with his partner. Dr. Waugh, for
the purpose of manufacturing a spe
cialty which they have recently pat
ented. After some months of 'investi
gation of the north west cities,
Messrs. Schaefer and Waugh conclud
ed that Tortland had the facilities
they were seeking.
Will ' Install Another Annex.
The Meir & Frank department store
has taken a two months' lease on the
ground floor space and basement of
the Yeon building. This gives the
firm 17, COO square feet of space in
addition to the 10 story main building
on Sixth and Alder and the 12 story
annex on the southeast corner of
Fifth and Alder and directly opposite
the Yeon corner.
The new addition will be known as
-Annex No. 2" and according to Jul
ius Meier will be operated as a sepa
rate store to handle Christmas goods,
particularly toys.
Piano Company Xiaases Quarters.
The K. H. Holt Piano company, a
$100,000 corporation, has taken a lease
on the last ground floor vacant loca
tion in the Northwestern Bank build
ing. The deal was closed Thursday
through H. C. Terry.
As soon as alterations are com
pleted the company will take posses
sion, probably December 1.
Purchases Three ZiOts.
Frank B. Ford last week purchased
three lots in the Nut Groye and one
in the Albina Homestead property.
The Nut Grove lots were on Jarrett
street, between Concord and Campbell
streets. One was a corner lot. The
purchase was made from J. O. Jones,
and' $5350 was paid.
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a one story concrete buildt,ig 100 by
100 feet that will be built teJr the Plo-
neer Trust company at th southeast
corner of Fifth and Hoyt td will be
used as a distributing satfn for the
postofflce. A steam nfeatf)g system
will be installed also.
To Commence Work Soon.!
A two story frame building that will
cost approximately $5000 will be con
structed soon at Kast Thirteenth, near
Ieo avenue, for J. T. McGregor of
569 Bid well street.' Thu. building
wlM occupy a space 44 by iB feet' and
V will be used by an undertaking es
tablishment. : v
Brick Building Planned. "
O. N. Pierce has completed plans
and specifications for n one Jstori- brick
Jiuilding which will be .bulrt for E. H.
Kngham on Page street, between Al
bina and Ross Mreets. Th? structure
which will be use1 for a Vakery, will
measure 50 by 1 o feet "ar;-J will cost,
approximately $8000. -i
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Wsstovsr Tsrracs Bales.
Many new sales Miave been recorded'
for Westover terraces. Several peo
ple have bought with the idea of
building immediately. Some plan to
re in their own homes by Christmas.
All have expressed theinselves charmed
with ' the wonderful possibilities of
the sites. Some call it a "bit of old
Virginia" others a "touch of quaint
New Kngland," and all agree that for
View, It is unequalled.
Mr. Irving Stearns, of Stearns-Hol-
.llngsworth compny, wholesale drug
gists, has bought a site and plans
to build at once. He will construct a
quaintly attractive home which will
cost in tiie neighborhood of $7500.
lr. T. Homer Coffin has also bought
a choice site and is planning a charm
ing home to cost approximately $6000.
Mr. U. W. Wilbur, of Wilbur & Spen
ser, attorneys, has shown the keenest
appreciation for Westover, In pur
chasing a lot there adjoining his
present property, upon which he will
erect a $12,000 home.
Ladd's Addition Sal.
Six thousand five hundred dollars
was the priee of two Irregularly
shaped lots in the Ladd addition which
was purchased this last week from the
Ladd Estate company by Winfleld 3.
Cone. The lots of triangular shape,
face the north park where Maple
street. Poplar avenue and East Six
teenth street all converge.
Buys Two XiOts.
James E. Logan has sold to E. E.
Hurlburt two lots in the Biinner Park
nddition to Crest View Villas, for
$2000. The property is cB Klickitat
street between Club avenue and East
Seventy-second street.
Top, left Carlotta Court apartments at the northeast corner of Sev
enteenth and Everett streets, a $50,000 building -which has just
been opened.
Top, right Modern Colonial home at East Twenty-third and Mason
streets, designed by its owner, Jack Drek, an interior decor
ator. The home, a nine room structure, cost $4 000. The in
terior woodwork is finished in Oregon fir and ivory. The ex
terior is white with green trim.
Bottom, right Two story brick building for the Universty of Ore
gon's school of architecture, recently completed at Eugene.
Parish Hons.
A parish house for use: :ln connec
tion with the German Lutheran church
Is under construction on Sast Ninth
street between Kreumont : nl Beech.
John Fast Is the builder. ;The struc
ture is of frame and a stor ( and a half
high. It will cost $1800. '
Improvement 91350.
Alterations in the form pf a big bay
window Is being made at the Good
Samaritan hospital. The Improvement
will cost about $1250. ftie work Is
being done by P. J. Stewart.
have been made, the largest being the
purchase of 5000 acres by Thomas
Tumbull, who runs stock in eastern
Harney and Malheur counties.
W. H. Morgan and Ware & Baker
of Stillwater, Okla., have each pur
chased a quarter section of farming
land, which is being cleared and
plowed ready for crop next year.
At Burns eight buildings, two of
them business blocks, are Just .being
Considerable Inquiry Voted.
Considerable inquiry and some busl--r.ess
ts reported by the realty depart
ment of Hartman & Thompson. They
report the sale of 32 V6 acres near
Iteadville, 12 acres near Sheridan, and
' a one acre tract In Parkrose north
of Sandy boulevard, the latter at
Bungalow Seal Made.
The Fred A. Jacobs company re
ports the sale of a bungalow in Berk
eley, at Gharle and Conklin streets,
for $1260, to Lew Riggs, and a house
at 789 East Seventy-second street
North, for $3500, to waiter J. fecnae
rive Lots Acquired.
Calvin A. Murray has bought five
lots from the Wellesley Land com
pany on Failing street between Last
Seventy-seventh and Seventy-eJghth.
One , was a corner lot. The consider
ation was $1575.
Fractional Lot Sold.
The south 40 feet of lot 4, block 20,
on Montana avenue, between Shaver
and Failing streets, was sold by John
M. Dunn for $3500. P. J. Cllbbom was
the buyer.
Sal in Firland Addition.
P. L. Schmel has purchased two lots
In the Firland addition near Reed col
lege from William Faull paying $4000
for the -property, which is improved.
Lot Brings $1600.
A lot on Watt street between Dela
ware and Brandon street, Kenton, was
sold this last week for $1600 by S. W.
Rogers. The purchaser was E. J. Carr.
Marlon County Realty Active.
Movements of real estate, both in
Salem and throughout Marlon county,
are good and virtually every dealer
has reports of sales. Among some of
the recent sales of country property
are these:
Sevcnthy-elght acre . farm, W. H.
Folger to C. Sawyer, consideration
Ninety-three acre farm to A. S. Col
lins for $9500.
Forty acres on Howell Prairie to
George Labme, $6000.
In addition, approximately $40,000
worth of town property has changed
hands within the last eight days.
H. K. Brown Buys.
H. H. Brown has purchased from
Mary E. Rooney a lot in Nash's ad
dition near East Moreland, for $1600.
Improved Lots Sold.
Two lots on East Twenty-seventh,
between Brazne and Thompson, were
sold last week for $6600 to H. Dunn.
' rort Srvlc Opnd.
The forest service, has recently
opened bids covering the sale of 26,
$30,000 feet of timber on the Crater
"National forest, Oregon.
The successful bidder Is the Lamm
Lumber company. The principal
stockholders In this company are E.
C. Lamm, the wcllknown lumberman
of Danville,, 111., and his son,' W. E.
The timber is situated on approxi-
mately 2740 acres on the watershed
of Odessa creek, on the west side of
Klamath Lake, and consists of -24, 000,
000 feet of western yellow pine and
sugar pine, 2,000,000 feet of Douglas
fir and 650. 000 feet of white fir. The
company is to pay for the timber at
the rate of $3.50 per thousand feet
for the western yellow pine and sugar
Pine, and 50 cents per thousand feet
for the Douglas rtr and white fir.
They plan to erect a sawmill oh Klam
ath Lake for the sawing of this
This sale will bring Into the treas-
wry of the United States approxlmaie
. ly $85,000, and 35 per cent of this
' amount will be spent locally for
schools and roads.
about $10,000, and work will be started
early in November.
Another concrete apartment house
probably will be built this winter by
E. Killf eather. on the site of the Kill
feather cottage, which was destroyed
by fire last year. It Is also rumored
that a business block will be raised at
the corner of Broadway and Third
street, on property owned by G. M
Grimes. At Venice Park 15 cottages
will be constructed during the winter,
it is said.
Big Farm Seal Concluded.
One of the largest farm deals of
the week In eastern Oregon was con
cluded this week at Heppner, whereby
W. A. Wilcox comes .into possession
of a 280 acre ranch at the Junction
of Rhea and Willow creeks. The sell
ing price was $20,000, the deal includ
ing the transfer of a small amount of
stock and implements.
The farm was owned by George
Swaggart, who plans to retire and
take up his residence at Pendleton.
Most of the land Is in the bottoms,
and the soil is considered very rich.
The uplands will be used for grazing
A. farmer can make a good living on
a 20 acre tract of good Willamette
Valley land and put money in the bank,
according to Ralph Ackley, of this city,
who has the idea that the small farm
will be a reality In Oregon sooner or
"Now here is the way I figure it
out," said Mr. Ackley:
"Good land can be bought for $150
per acre, "which is about the actual cost
to the man who cleared and put it Into
cultivation. It costs from $100 to $175
an acre to clear land, and from $16 to
$25 an acre to level and cultivate It the
first time. That establishes a price of
$150 and up on cleared land.
"So we will place the 20 acres of land
at $3000, house at $600, barn at $300,
..chicken house, pighouse and Implement
shed at $200; fencing ths land at $100;
young fruit trees, shrubbery and seed,
$100; well, with gas engine and pump,
$150. This makes a total of $4450 for
the land and improvements, which will
make a comfortable and convenient
"To make money on this farm we
will buy 8 milch cows at $100 each,
$800; 2 horses for $250; 10 hogs for
$150; 200 chickens for $150; wagon,
harness, farm -implements and tools for
200. This amo'-.nts to $1550, making a
total of $6000 for the 20 acre farm and
'Some of the best herds of cows av
erage $150 to the cow, and some lndl-
idual cows have made considerable
more. The most common herds aver
age $50 to the cow; so wo place the
Flanagan Ranch Purchased.
Among the large ranch sales of
southern Oregon during the last week
is numbered the, purchase of the
"Flanagan ranch" of 710 acres, six
miles north of Grants Pass, for $26,
500. It was owned by S. S. Montgom
ery ahd H. M. Mullen, a former resi
dent of Milwaukle, Or., bought it.
Two hundred acres of the property
are developed. Mr. Mullen will im
port dairy cattle from the Willamette
valley and specialize in stock and
Albany School Contract Awarded.
Albany, Or.. Oct. 24. Contract for,
the construction of Albany's Union
: high school has been awarded to H. E.
Hoovrr. the Albany contractor, who
entered a bid of $39,150. which does
riot Include heating and plumbing. The
.building will represent an outlay of
$50,000 when completed by September
1 next year. Work has started on the
.The building is to be erected on the
, property recently purchased from the
. Albany college. It is to be two stories
with basement. The basement will be
": Of concrete, while the upper structure
will bo of red pressed brick and
trimmed in buff. It will have a do
;. rnestlc science department, a manual
training department and a gymnasium.
'The latter will be' available to all chil-
dren in th district at all hours. The
building will accommodate 500 dudIIs.
. When a student has completed all the
'trades, he Is ready to enter second
year work In the high school. There
, win be no stairways in the buildine,
excepting at the entrances, as inclines
will take their place.
Big Acreage of Timber Sold.
One of the largest realty trades in
the history of Wallowa county has
Just been concluded, in which 28,000
acres of Wallowa county timber lands
were transferred.
The principals were the George
Palmer Lumber company of La Grande
and the Kast Oregon Lumber com
pany of Enterprise. The former com
pany transferred to the latter 13,830
acres of its lands and the Kast Oregon
concern in turn transferred to the
Palmer interests 14,238 acres.
The transfer was made with the ob
ject of each company getting its hold
ings in a compact body, and each now
owns a vast quantity of white pine.
The East Oregon company now con
trols 40,000 acres of timber lands, all
in one body, and accessible by a rail
road being built from Enterprise
north. About half of it is owned out
right and the remainder is in forest
reserve, on which the company pur
chased the timber this spring.
Will Rebuild Mill.
Decision to rebuild the Carlton Fir
Lumber company's sawmill at Carlton
was made earlier in the week and in
so doing it was determined to enlarge
the mill's capacity.
Now that insurance matters In con
nection with the mill fire have been
adjusted, it is anticipated that work
of rebuilding will begin very soon.
The capacity of the new mill will
be 200,000 feet daily, 60,000 feet more
than the old plant could turn out.
Baid Snow Gain.
Building operations are on the in
crease at Seaside. During the summer
i tney were somewhat slack, but now ac
tlTlty is resuming, and the next tour
j 1st season will find several new apart-
went houses ready for occupancy.
. tm rirst apartment house will be a
' concrete structure, 80x100 feet, with 24
twa room apartments, and will b built
.fcy C C. Hitchcock, at Third street and
'eeood tveoua, Th building will cost
New Market Building.
I. W. Clarke, a lumber man of Klam
ath Falls. Is deeply interested finan
cially in the construction of the Great
er Oakland market building, now under
construction at Oakland, Cal., on Sixth
street, between Broadway and Wash
ington streets. 'Mr. Clarke and asso
ciates are spending $30,000 on the
structure, which will be opened Novem
ber 1.
The new market building will con
tain 70 stalls, all of which have been
Building Progressing Fast.
The first floor walls are up on the
two-story brick building being erected
by A. Regner on his property fronting
60 feet on Main street by 50 feet on
Second street, Gresham. A second
story will be added to his adjoining
building, which has a 40 foot front
age on Main street, running back 66
ieet. The improvements will' cost
$10,000. The second floor of the two
buildings will be arranged as a dance
hall, 50 by 100 fee, without a Dost
Banquet, kitchen and dressing rooms
will be provided for. The arround
floor will be occupied by the Bert
J-.inasey company.
To Select Sit.
A committee has been aDnelnted to
select possible sites for a union high
scnool near Glendale, Or. Th several
school districts are in favor of on
and as soon as grounds are chosen,
plans will be formulated for th con
struction of . a high school buildine
w. S. Booth of Glendal. is chairman
oi me grounds committee.
Large Ranches Chang Sands.
Real, estate men of Burns renort t.
Isfactory activity in lands, particu
larly farming and stock tracts.
Some larg purchases of range lands
Portland Man Buys Ranch.
T. W. Gruetter has sold a 35 acre
fruit ranch in the lower Applegate
valley, near Grants Pass, to J. W.
Shafford, a Portland lumberman, and
Willi lils mother will come to Port
iana ana taKe up nis residence in a
house that he took in part payment.
Six Families Locate.
Six families nave taken up their
residence in or near Roseburg during
the last 10 days, due to the activity of
the Roseburg Commercial club, and
several have already purchased either
farms or homes. t
Enterprise Structure.
S. L. Barnaugh Jr. of Enterprise,
Or., is planning to build a two-story
business block at Enterprise in th
near future. He has not decided
whether brick, stone or concrete con
struction will obtain.
yearly income from our cows at $75 a
head; as we have paid $100 for good
cows, that makes $600 for milk. We
will have 8 calves, which will bring
$120. From 10 hogs we can easily sell
$150 worth of pigs and pork. From
our 200 chickens we expect to get $150.
It is claimed by a great many chicken
breeders that they make clear above
feed $1 to $1.50 to the hen, and we have
provided for feed elsewhere.
"A farm dwelling don't make any
money for the farmer, but it does pro
vide him a place to live. The 3 or 4
acres of garden and fruit don't make
him much actual money, but It saves
considerable on the grocery bill; so we
are going to place the spuds, berries,
garden, etc.. as a resource of $300 off
from living expenses. Some make more
than a living out of this end of the
place; others make nothing. This
brings the total income to $1370.
"Now, in order to keep the livestock
and chickens it will be necessary to
raise 4 acres of corn, 4 acres of cow
kale, and -have 6 acres of clover to cut
and feed green, besides we will have to
buy five tons of millfeed, which will
cost $125; 12 tons of hay, which will
cost $72 in the field at haytlme,
"We will also have taxes, $32; living
expenses, $600, making a total ot ex
pense of $829, which amount taken from
$1370 leaves a net income over all ex
pense of $541; also the farm Is increas
ing in value each year.
"If the farmer gets the abov re
sults from 20 acres, he will have to be
an energetic worker, and his wife and
family must help, too."
Buy and build now on a rising mar
ket, is the advice of Charles W. Ertz,
architect, with offices in the Plttock
"You can save 12 to 18 per cent by
building now," he said. "People should"
realize that this is the wise and profit
able time to build a home or other
structure that is needed..
"There Is a big saving to be made
all along the line. Lumber hasn't been
as cheap for 12 years; cement, brick,
nails, plaster, etc., have all been sub
stantially reduced. Labor Is apprecia
tive of employment, and carpenters,
masons, plumbers are all glad to se
cure work.
Tha keenest competition is shown
among contractors, and Just now they
sharpen their pencils pretty well when
figuring a Job.
"You people who are living In old
houses, or apartment houses, and hav
a future homeslte lying around Port
land waiting to develop had better do
it now. They will not only be helping
themselves to a handsome profit, but
will also be helping many a laboring
man and his family through the wln-
"A few shrewd business men are
recognizing this, and are taking ad
vantage of it. The new Meier & Frank
building is a good example of this
Will Cost 32500.
A one story frame dw1linr which
will cost $2500 is being bu It by .lames
Hyland at 1037 East Four enth street
north. .
Solomon Building Home. i
Charles Solomon is building a story
and a half frame residence buildine"
for his own use at 6123. Fif ty.ii'th
avenue southeast which completed win
cost $2500. V
Shop Being Built. 3
James Taylor is erecting a one story
frame shop on East Ninth street, be
tween Stark and Washington street,
which is costing $2000. p
Figures gathered by the United
States Geological Survey of buildtng
operations throughout the United
States for 1913, and just made public,
indicate that activity in construction
lines was "sporadic."
For instance. New York city, the
largest building center of the country.
showed in 1913 a considerable decrease
from 1912, whereas Newark, only a
few miles away, showed a large in
crease. Chicago, which showed the
largest decrease in 1912, rallied and
showed the largest increase in 1913.
Most of the cities that showed in
creases in 1912 showed decreases in
1913. A few that showed decreases in
1912 showed increases in 1913, though
none or these, except ijnicago ana
Pittsburg, were among the larger cit
ies. Many cities ascribe the decrease
in 1913 to the fact that In 1912 the
structures erected were unusually
In 48 of the largest cities of the
country the total cost of building oper
ations In 1913 was 1659,515,746, com
pared with $738,989,710 in 1912. The
greatest decrease was In New York
city, $56,414,655. The largest Increase
was in Chicago, $6,492,527. New York
city -is the leading city in the cost of
building operations, notwithstanding
its large decrease In 1913. Last year
the building operations of that city
cost $107,104,707. The maximum an
nual cost of building operations in
New York city was reached in 1909,
when it was $186,047,477. -
Efforts were made by the Geological
Survey to obtain detailed information
for all cities of 35,000 or more inhab
itants 157 in number. Information
was obtained from 147 of these cities
in sufficient detail to permit the com
pilation of statistics. In thes 147
cities the building operations in 1913
cost $859,657,250. In 108 of these cit
ies the new wooden buildings erected
Hn 1913 cost $174,197,886, and new brick
buildings cost $2?6, 478,584. All otner
new buildings cost $115,894,022. The
cost of all additions, alterations and
repairs was $78,483,933. New concrete
buildings were reported by 71 cities, of
which Philadelphia was the leader, re
porting a cost of $4,634,855 and San
Francisco was second, with $3,745,389.
splerfdid foresight. They recognized
the situation and got busy.
"Monetary conditions should not be
an excuse to hold us back. Our coun
try has more than a billion and a. half
in its vaults, and more to come when
Europe is forced to purchase food. Our
stock of gold Is about equal to Eng
land, France and Germany combined.
We have record crops, and they are be
ginning to move at record prices. Th
pulse of trade will beat faster with the
injection of new wealth into circula
tion. The political situation is clear
ing up. The railroads get a moderate
increase in revenues, and the promise
of more later on; they are "starting to
restock depleted reserves now.
"Every underlying element In the
business world, finance, crops, indus
try and foreign relations Is sound and
unshakable. Without doubt, w are at
the threshold of wide movement for
prosperity and development.
"Why not be ready and reap the ben
efits of a rising market? The man
who buys only when he must, for rush
delivery at the top of the market, pays
a heavy premium for the lack of fore
sight. 'Exercise foresight now! Business
shows strong indications of a sub
stantial increase not later than 1915.
Let optimism be the keynote of the
Permit for Swelling. J
"VV. A; Huntley has taken out a per
mit to build a on,, storyj frame resi
dence building at 965 Eauti Thirty-first
street, for his own use. The structure
will cost $1250.
Contracts for School Lrt.
At a special meeting of the school
board the latter part of the week the
Boyajohn-Arnold company, with offices
In, the Panama building, was awarded
the contract to build the proposed
Couch school. W. W. Cox will install
the heating system.
The contracts were awarded, al
though lower bids had been offered In
each case. The contract for the plumb
ing was held up and action probably
will be taken at an early date.
The successful bid for the general
contract was $119,584 and for the heat
ing contract $25,269. The lowest bid
for plumbing was submitted by Eu
gene Ruedy, whose offer was $10,725.
The structure completed will cost
approximately $160,000. according to
F. A. Narramore, superintendent of
school properties, who prepared the
plans and specifications.
The building will be of brick and
concrete construction with terra cotta
and stone trimmings.
It will go up at Twentieth and Hoyt
streets and will be two stories high
and have a full basement. There will
be 24 classrooms and an assembly hall
that will seat 700.
At -ie fourth annual convention of
the Architectural League of the Pa
cific Coast, held In Seattle last Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday, Portland
was represented by four architects,
Joseph Jacobberger, E. F. Lawrence,
W. G. Holford and H. G. Beckwlth.
Mr. Lawrence ,who is an ex-president
of the organization, was one of the
Between 80. and 40 of the leading
architects of the coast were present
and enjoyed a splendid program, which
included discussions of the latest
thought In modern construction work
and designing of business blocks,
homes and factories.
In addition to the regular conven
tion routine the delegates were en
tertained by water trips to Tacoma
and Victoria, luncheons, banquets and
automobile Junkets over the scenic
highways surrounding Seattle.
San Francisco was selected as the
site for the 1915 convention and In
keeping with its custom, the league
elected San FTanci scans to office. Mr.
Whltehouse was elected president.
frame school. building at Alvadore, 1 line. 231 King street; builder, W. D. Wilier;
miles from Eugene. V"y
The plans and specifications were
drawn by Hunzicker & Pruesse of Al
vadore. The building will contain four
rooms, a full basement and the top
floor will be given over to a general
assembly room.
Methodist Church Building- Sold.
The old South Methodist church
building on lower Webb street. In
Pendleton, has been hold to G. I.
Parker and W. O. Bovel for $1600. The
former house of worship will be used
as a garage.
Farm Wear Hoti Sold.
"W. Thompson ' of Eugene has sold
an 80 acre farm near Not! to. W. W.
Wood of Waterville. The considera
tion was $3600.
School to B Bunt.
Bids are now being asked for the
construction of a story and a bait
Hw Jail for Echo,
Mayor Lewis of Echo bas appointed
& committee to gather data concern
ing the cost of constructing a small
concrete jail for the municipality. The
council is In favor of erecting one.
B. H. Lombard, erect one story fnm stor.
East Twenty-ninth and Bybee; builder, John
Moore; $3000.
J. R. Half Dt, erect two story frame dwell
ing. East Fifty-third street, between Stark
and Coach; bunder, same; S1500.
Sam A. Older, erect one story frame storage
room. Coo Kress, between Blandena and Hum
boldt: builder. C. H. Pane: 100.
James B. Ott, erect one story frame work
(not Seventh avenue, between Nelson and
Gordon; tmtlder, same; $75.
George Nielsen, erect one story trim dwell
ing. Seventieth, between Siskiyou and KllckV
tt; builder, same: $1400.
C. G. ilwryhj, repair two story tram ftwaTV
John KamoDO. erect rock wall. Rutland Ter
race, between Fairview ud Cbamplaln Drive;
builder. Archie Mason; $400.
Celnonr. repair one story frame dwelling.
Fifth, between Sheridan and Arthur; builder,
R. James; $40.
P. Randolph,, repair one story frame dwell
ing. Seventy-ninth, between fiftieth avenue
and Forty-eighth avenue; builder, same: $200.
C. J. Pugh, erect one storv rrame g-arag-e.
Forty-fifth avenue, between Forty-seventh and
Forty-eighth streets; builder, same; $73.
Pacific Coast Coal Co.. repair one story
frame shed. Front and Raleigh; builder, same;
M. M, Banscbback, erect one story frame
storage building. East Thirtj-firat. between
Emerson and ICUliugsworth; builder, same;
S. B. Word, repair one story frame dwell
ing. Sixty-second avenue, between Fiftieth
and Fifty-first stn-ets; builder, same: $350.
8. P. A S. Railway Co., erect one story
mill shelter shed. Tenth, 'between Petty-
frove and Quimby streets; - builder, same;
P. B. Snider and L. G. Pafker erect one
story frame dwelling. Seveoty-elR-hth street,
between Flftr -second and Fifty -third avenues;
bnilder, P. B. Solder; $1300.
J. Q. 8teohens Jr.. repair 14 story frame
dwelling, Portland boulevard, between Omaha
and Boston; builder, same; $300.
J. G. Stevens, repair one story frame gar
age, Portland boulevard, between Omaha and
Boston: builder, same: SoO.
N. Dlmarco, repair story frame dwell
ing. Sheridan, between Fourth and Fifth;
buUdar, K. M. Culver; $100.
Contract la Awarded.
The contract for the erection of the
four room Union high school building
on a site on the Columbia rl?er high
way in Taylor district No. 39, one mile
from Corbett, has been awarded to
Stebbinger Brothers, Portland, for
$6600. A separate contract for the
heating system has been awarded to
the "W. G. McPherson company, Port
land, for $1470. Excavation has been
completed and construction work on
the 55 by 96 foot building will comi
mence within a week. It will be com
pleted by February and will be en
'hrged as needed. P. Chappell Brown
s the architect. J. Ward Evans is
chairman of the board of directors of
the Union high school district in charge
of the construction.
stories high with a full basement, and
its dimensions will be 78 by 128. White
pressed brick will vender the walls.
The structure will be divided into 10
classrooms in addition to a gymnasium
and auditorium.
Flans Being- Drawn.
Houghtaling & Dougan, architects,
have been commissioned to prepare
plans and specifications for a two story
brick building which will be erected
at the northwest corner of Fourth and
Couch streets In the near future. The
structure will cost $25,000 and will
occupy a lot 100 by 100 feet.
The structure will be divided into
three sections and tenant leases for
two of them have been closed already.
The place will be steam heated.
Th plans will be completed within
two weeks and Immediately thereafter
bids will be called for.
The owner is Rodney Glisan.
Andrew I. Tirke and wife tn 8. J.
Khute. 4xllj fet in ertlun:K, town-:
ship l south. rmij;e 2 cunt 1
Andrew D. Tenke ami wife i H B.
Johnson et al. 40 ' in feet ji mh iIuh
18. township 1 tuiuth. ranee? e:tt... 1
T. M. Word. Kheriff. r Jhiiic. fi. Njilipr.
north 10 fet-t lot 1:;. wiittS; "i fe.-t .
lot U. block . Ontral . Allium 2.130
l.aureiiirt (v. to y. knhlel. lot lo.
t lx-k ;f. LanrelUnrst anijrti-d to
I jiurrlhurt ('m ))
Clurkp A. I.HU.'irn- to It. Ij. White,
lot 2. bio k- 41. rii!verltvrrk 3.000
Katliryne S.-ho, ihi iiui r et als to Mrs.
M. J. Duff, kits ir. IT. 3,l,-ir :m
lot IS, blork 71. Irvlngton
E. H. Loorult and wife to J.Al. llrown
et al, lot 7. tl.i-k 1, Ijioi.BJ I'urk ...
A. Von I'resiseni jri mid lfe i Caroline
Gregory, lot 2. block 1. l-.g.-.-ci.iuhp.
ixMio.' portion lot iw. .ilnrj-inie
Sewer Contract Xt.
' Edward Sandeberg submitted the
lowest bid for the construction of the
Long avenue and Forty-fifth avenue,
southeast, sewer system. The bids
were opened by the city council yes
terday. Sandeberg's bid was $15,064.
Jeffrey & Bufton were awarded the
contract for redecking the Grand av
enue bridge. Their contract calls for
redecking with treated wood blocks.
Their bid was $7990, the lowest received.
Bids Being; Received.
Bids are now being received for
the proposed Shattuck school building,
a $160,000 structure that will be
erected on property bounded by Col
It ge park and Hall streets. The
building will be similar in size and
construction to that of ' the Couch
school, for which contracts were let
by the school board the latter part of
the week.
Only bids for the general contract
are beit)K received at the present time
because the heating and plumbing
plans have not yet been completed by
F. A. Narramore, superintendent of
school properties. The closing date
for receiving proposals is at 12 noon
November 11.
Bids Being Bclvd.
Bids ar being received by Tourtel
lotte, & Hummell, architects in the
Kothchlld building, for the construc
tion of the proposed $35,000 school
building at Athena.
Bidding will close October 31 on the
general contract, forced air blast sys
tem of heating and ventilating, or
steam heating system. Plans and
specifications can be secured either at
the local office or the firm's office at
Tha struotore will b of brick, two
Hvw Bull ding Planned.
MacN'aughton & Raymond, archi
tects, have completed plans and spe
cifications for a four-story and base
ment structure which will be built
soon for the Blake-McFall Paper
company on the East side. It Is un
derstood that bids will be asked soon.
The building will go up on East An
keny street, between East Second and
East Third, and will cover a space
100x200 feet. Its estimated cost Is
fred C. srjer and wife to Kj-Miik Van
ILeter, lots 2:1. 24. block II. Arlmr
Ciarn M. Sltnonton et al to Muhln Mart
inson, lot 27. Skyline cr-
L. M. and wife to C. AJ S.-liieiti-l.
lota S. 9, block 3. Ha-ifU. MvsV Ab
stract Co.. aub lota 23 to'7. Glen
he ven Park fT
Frank I-inninc and wife to 1o NhukIi
ton ii Uayiiiond. lot lo. bldrk 15. lot
13. block 33. WeatnmrelaijA
Frederick I.oww.n to II I., "tpplietioii
et nl. north Vfc lot 4. block -jf. Mallory
addition .
Provident Tntet Co. to II. C. Ix.n?. lot
s. Mock .",2. Istirellmr-t
Iris IvCti!li itid hnbnnd to Jamea C
Hump, lots Iti. 17. HeyniHtTs
C. ,. Meencer so flnby i,. leaKcnger,
lot 5, block - Woodmen
Grace V. Gordon nd huto.tnd fo l ied ;.
, In-son. lots 14, lj. block , Irvine
ton Heights .. :
University I.und Co. to Albert J. Simp
son, lot Hi. block i:. l.'nlveSstty I'urk.
A M. Dibble et 11 1 to Mjr Ahem,
lot 4. block If.- Multnomah H
Howard S. Anion and wife.1 to (ieorge
P. lireenuimi et al. lot I. Ji k ' (',"
Sur.tirban Monies club
Tlie Drone Co.. li e. t,, K11zitb 11' id
ing. l"t . bl .k .;. 1:1 lfc
A I". Msniilr.c and wife to i- It New
berry, lot' 21. 22. Mr k 2. '.First Klec
tric addit iin -v.
A. V. Herman and wife to i. S. Asb
eroft ft al, lot 5. block 4. laidewood
addition r!
ei&lev Land Co. to JcnnleSMcKenile,
bS 0. C. block 12. Montr&Mr
Brine to (Theater McKenr.le. Jlota 7. 8.
tlock 12. Moll fel air.- ,
Same to .S. Ed. ma (Joodell. 1 lota 7, S,
block 6. Montctalr
Si me to Frnnk Hradfoid. Iota 11. 12,
Mock 5, Montelsir ,
B. . Armltnjre snd httsbni to F.. G.
Alfred-wii. kit 7. blork 7. Arleta Park
No. a i-
S C. I'rleftley and wife tei Kdlth F.
Rnnchh-irh. lot 12, blocfj 3. Foi-
Brick Store Contract.
Contract for the construction of a
one story brick building for B. M.
Lombard at Twenty-ninth and Bryce
streets has been awarded to John
The structure will be used for store
purposes and will measure 69 by 60
Bids for heating and lighting have
been received but no contracts
Brick Stabl Begun.
E. H. Ingham has started construc
tion of a brick stable at 434 Goldsmith
avenue In Albina to replace one of sev
eral buildings which .were destroyed
by fire recently.
The proposed structure will cost
$4000 and will be of brick. It will b
one story high.
chnse pdilitlon
Joe Jeffries and wife to AHtonio Slrl,
loi 24, block 22. Krrol HHUtJ!
Susan I. Zander to llarrrdd S. Zander.
-west 35 feet lot. 9. 10. bk M. -Albina
.- v 1
J. N. Montelth and wife to lj K. Maat
era. lota 11. 12. 13. 16. 1 block 1.
Leland Park 1
H. E. Noble and wife to (;.;. Vail et
al, lot 18, block 8, Clnveyale Eitn. 1,600
W. G. Grant and wife t John A..
Rooney, lot 24. block 120,Lniverilty
Park . ' 830
Wellesley Land Co. to -Louise iAbola, lots
25. M. block 14. Argyle J,fark 600
C. V. Tlcsrd snd wife to Pter S. II.
Stevenson et al. lot 10, block 2y Kvana'
addition ,000
Henry L. Lehmann and wife to -Rudolph
O. Lchinann. lots 9, 10, block 5, sub.
St. Johns Heights 1
Dli:gman-Kvsns Co. to Mercftanta" Ns
tlooai Bank, kit 14. block-, 1JU. Boas
City Park 1
Vein- V Snsbliiiz and husband to J.
W. Blain, west 44 feet, eiSst 8rt feet
lota , 10. block 7. Eai? Portland
Height 1
T. M. Word, sheriff, lo I. $. Bsylor,
lots . IO, block 3. Howe's addition.. 1,841
R. a. Lelsv and wife to J. CSAlnsworth.
lots 1, 2, hlock 42. riedmojjt T.OOO
P. O. Deiloss snd wife to i.AJesaandro
pa lam et si. land in section 25, town-
ship 1 sooth, range 4 east 10
Atersandro Palumo sod wlfej to P. O.
IMo et al. lota 1, , 4, 5. 12.
Mock 5. Yale iv 10
Nicola Lamano and wife to;P. O. De
Moss and wife, north 12 'V-feet lot 6.
Builders' and afinishers'
RASMUSSEX A CO.. "Uleb! standard" pslat.
N. E. eorner 2d nd Tijr. M.-A-1771.
PIONEER PAINT CO.. IK t,t st. klala MS4.
A-7043. ?
PADrTTMo. PA?rRHJuro.Tiro. Torrnrw
Alterations Bln& Mad.
Approximately $2500 is being spent
on alterations of a two story frame
residence at 620 Main street which is
owned by Mrs. Rose H. Reed.
Bids for Concrete Building.
Architect Earl Roberts In th Selling
building will receive bids for a oouple
of mors day for the con truotlon of
Butellff A BUed. best work? is pals t lag. m.
perln. M. 1672. A-222.V 123 11th St.
REPAIRING, tin and grsWl roofs. Jaesk
Losll. aiO first. Vbone Mjulo 1424.
MORGAN WALL. PAPER ftO. 230 24 St.
between Balmeo si4 alalaj.
wnrpow cLEAynra :
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