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UNDER BIG BEX.
Chamberlarrt's Policies Underwritten
Government by Groups.
London, February IT.
Govemir>«m by croups, on the German plan,
ha* rAcelv^a this w»fk a setback and several
fre*h impulMS. The counter movement la
•man* the I.'nlonl.«ts who Flnre the gr«at coun
cil In Unsdowno House may be described as a
hortuxrw™!* party -with a <!rflnlte constructive
policy. A';.r iui fxchangw of short letters be
tfr»^n Mr Balfour and Mr. Chamberlain, the
HaMer* and the Forwards hay« Joined forces.
and thf> Barks, a dwindling Kroup of Fr<»«
Footers, are left behind to find themselves. The
ultimate fate of the Irreconcilable Free Trad"
Unionists, -^presented by seven Commoners in
opposition, ajai by Lord Hugh Cecil. Sir John
;orst. Mr Bowles and other defeated candidates
outside Parliament, la uncertain. "With tho
iMike of l»ov<»nshire. Lord OSSfIIMS) and other
n lead th»»m. they may maintain a *ep- I
anfte I • tiation. although at the best it will
resemble Artemus Ward's repiment of brl«;adi«r
tron.'n.ls. Thcr* may h* b fifth party of Union
ist Free Traders, rankincr after the Nationalist
sjaj [«swsr BseHSsßs, but It bssSM more probabl«
vhat the strajrplers will remain isolated and
hrlplesn for a • w ye.ars. like the old guard of
MOesxHind Protectionists am(»njr the Tories dur
ing half a century "f Fref» Trade, and that they
nill • ally run to cover on one side or the other.
The I'nionlsts. on the other hand. ar« definitely
committed to fiscal reform, with a peneral tariff
and a FmaJl duty on foodstuffs as the only prac
tical nv»thod of carrj-ing out either Mr. Balfour's
or Mr. Ohamt>erlaln policy. There will not be
a separate Rroup sf Tariff Reformers, but a
united party. Btandlng for a moderate tariff as
iis flrst constructive work after its restoration
The conenrdat between the Forwards and the
Halters tia.« bsesj arrariged SO <-.isily that Union
ists flnfl difficiilty in explaining why It was not
done beiore th» elections. It was as true then
us Jt is now that fiscal reform has involved a
moderate bswbbbj* DSrtaT. without which there
bbjbj be no negotiations for reesßroettjr, no re-
Bources for retaliation, no arrangements for
preferential trade -with colonies Why has it not
been possible for Mr. Isilfnsjr and Mr Chamber
lalr. to agree upon a deflr.lUon of policy nt ar.y
time tarssS the last Hbms years" This question
cannot be answered easily, now that they have
come together with co little trouble. Possibly
tie most — llafria*»r explanation Is the critical
eta.Tß of Isliism BjUbnl and the uupkuittliai of
Bouth African policy durlne the closing years
of The rnlonlst (roverr.mer.t. Until the end of
the var In the Far East and the renewal of the
aUlance asfJk Japan. Mr. Balfour may have con
sidered Jt a j.axrtotlc duty to keep OM govem
i2«:t In power and not to Impair the voting
■Ussajdl sf the majority by premature conces
elor.s to the Tariff Reformers; and Mr. Cham
harlsjßj after the war l« South Africa must have
bef r. Influenced by a he;j-ty desire to have As
arrangements for f-'-.f-P lURBJIUIt 1:. the two
new ealsniea rlrtnaUly ordered before a general
r lr. the United Kingdom la consequence
bJ ttaaM mull iMI I mil ta foreign and colonial
affni-s one statesman msy have be*-:, more
cautious and the dOMT — Insistent In advo
cating the new tariff policy than either would
have been If the field had been clear. What
ever nay have been the motives or excuses for
lisllTlallnn and irresolution, the. ta tics were ex
tr. ::»e'.y hftflL and ended in disaster. The neces
sity Bar a constructive policy in rallying and re
cruiting the party is now clearly discerned. Mr.
•\:!l'.ur consents to lead a party irrevocably
- iited to Mr. Chamberlain's principles.
What has Mr. Balfour sacrificed In writing a
••.- which Mr. Chamberlain has accepted as
a ...... satisfactory exposition of his
v views' Not consistency, Pag the two state.s
, . greed from the outset on main prin
iples and have differed about methods a.nd mat
t ex;.ediency. Mr. Balfour has not Bor
• - pftoctptm H" has abaiid<ined his
attitude of phib-nophlc doubt. For three years
- l.een Ibsssos by his pw merit in
g as an agnostic respecting Free Trade and
Ti.rirt Reform. Now he knows his mind, has de
flTied his faith in a simple anonrwnh creed and
is prepared, Is work our the sa.lvation of the
party. Wsilisi ■frssk with a practical basis
of party reconstruction, bs regains at once
mu< of the prestige lost while he was an <">p
portunist leader calling a halt in the middle of
the field. Or. the other hand, what does Mr.
Chair.YrfTlain secure from the rwnfstTtl •
Lfcr.sdowrie House" >;ot the leadership, wUeh
would taYßs l:rpair<»" hip authority ac a dlpirter
*ste'l reforrr.er. What h" gains is a policy of
fjßSoranoe ape.in.pt Th^ abandonment of hi* prin
ciple*. Without the concordat The statesman
of sseverr r would be watching The sands run
ning out of th« r'.ass anfl be wetaAsctos; whether
he also, like Mr. Qssdste has been destined
to leave ar. sbbbbbsssl wnrk, which no ni ireaoi
can coirrlete.. Wtth pea^e and harmony In the
househoifl the. atatej of fifty will go on
Bjfd Tariff P.eform. ■rlsEtamr may happen to the
M^6'.o:.er rt Kmrire. Mr. rhamberla'.n hs the
satlffaetlon of knowing thtt, while little progress
can be mad* durlr.g the next four or five -., r
lAm c&u«e r;a* leen Ta_k*r. op by a united party
slh& underwritten against losa Th« insurance
ii more lmportact bbsOs Tariff Reform inevitu.
b!y wIU drop out of discussion while the Lib
eral govemnient Is raising a Berles of new ls
eu*s a-ifl carrying out highly controversial leg
islation respecting the echocls, the trades unions,
taxation of site values and other matters. There
■tl be a long halt on tho Unionist side. When
zo&rcMng orders must be long deferred, how lm
portact It Is to have the standard boldly un
The number of £^x>-jj>s meanwhile has in
creased aonong the government supporters. The
Tr«.4es Unlonlßta, whose ©lection was financed
by the Labor Representation Committee, have
taken their seats on the Opposition side as a
fourih party, under tlie leadership of Mr. Keir
Harfiie. The old-time Trades UrJonlsts, to the
numbfir of twenty, have formed another group
with sessional oScerß and a separate organiza
tion. There Is also an advanc«d Radical sec
tion, with Pir Charles DUke as the chairman;
aiid the Nonconformists, numbering; over a
hundred members, have also or^anlzM for ef
f«cti\A work In securing a thorough revision of
the Kduration bill. The session has barely
opened and already the government's unman
aceable majority Is breaking up into factions,
viTh policies of their own to be forced upon the
J'nrn>- Minister, and with resources of lntrlg-ue
SIIW'L theint*««l\«»B and with the Nationalists.
Grrat gf Is the authority of a ministry which
ha»* received *o overwhelming a measure of
popular support. It can hardly hope to maintain
effective s. iplin* when there are so many or
pa.r.ls^-d BseCBSBS with representative bodies be
hltid them, <v;th rnevances to be constantly n
hetrx-d *r.d demands for legislation to b* ur
geutiy enforced. It will be government by
group*, with an Increasing force of gravitation
toward the advanced Radical and l>a.bor »rroup6
who represent the organized power of wage
earner*; and whenever nocl&l reforms are ad
vot-atcd there la the necessity for confessing
that the money cannot be found for them. That
Is the answer made this week by the Prime
Minister u> a powerful apptsal for old age pen
cio&f; and It will have to be repeated many
time* during the next few years when socialistic
proposals are urged by legislative group* Let
the money ijuwilon be raised too often, and
ther* may be the massing of Tory Democracy in
favor tt Tariff R«fonn u> the only available
L,f?i<»rt of r.arir^nj ■^■«ii retorm. iit. iiai>
four has been forced to cross the bridge this
BBSS* UM trades unions may ultimately follow
him. ' ______ L* R
DISLIKE COTTON "YOKE"
The Nation* Experiment to Sup
plant American Ita-.i Material.
The vagaries of the cotton mark«t In tho T'nlted
et*t«>s. the country upon which practically tho en
tire industrial world depends for its supply of raw
cotton, have Induced many of the Industrial nations
to experiment with a view to growing tholr own
■uppllfs either at home or in their colonies, c.er
many has made the most bubtbjbU" efforts to BeeoN
this advantage for her manufacturers. The gam
bling fluctuations of raw American cotton are so
grcnl and the BSeOS— _ hra rn.inii>ulatlon in the
article has Injected such an element of uncertainty
BStS the market that Germany hae decided, if
possible, to free Jtnelf from what it calls -the in
tolerable yoke of the American cpeoulator."
The results of thene experiments are reported
from the colonial districts in which they have been
Baejeja as oncouraglng. From the harvest of ISK>4-'O3
five hundred bales, of &00 pounds each, have been
shipped to «>ermany from the port of Lome, Africa.
Judging from experiments made In UaßOs, Da
homey and Tofro, tho chances of success in cotton
culture are Increased In the palm oil belt, because
tho rainfalls are sparse, which renders the keeping
of cattle unprofitable, and because no other native
product is cultivated. From theCierman East African
colony about one thousand bales of f>oo pounds each
o7~the ism harvest have been shipped to Germany.
One of the ilifficultles which confront tl.e jrovern
ment and the manufacturers is the objection of tho
natives to enpaglnp in the cultivation of cotton.
There has been what would be called in America a
"strike" of th« workmen against the programme
of the employers. For this reason the committee
havta( the cultivation in charge suggests that cot
ton culture, should ba done principally in connection
with the communities, missions and Kuropeaa
From the Cameroons the first larp* sample ship
ment. twenty-two bales, from the Baninm district,
was forwarded In July to two large cotton Fpinn«rs
in L«elpsic and Chemnitc. The result of tests made
with this cotton chows that it can bo used as a
substitute for American low mlddlinK only. The
export capacity of the Bamum and Bali states will
largely depend on the construction of a railway
connecting these districts with the coast. '
POSTAL PICTURE GALLERY
Presidents, Statesmen and Warriors
an ShcKcn Upon Postage Stamps.
Every citizen of the United States uses postage
Ftamps more ar less, but how few of them are
aware of ths fine miniature portraits of some of
the great American Presidents, statesmen, soldiers
and s.-Ulors reproduced in steel by the best en
rrnvfrs. To illurtrat* the distorlo value of a col
lection of T'nlte-i States postage stamps, Fhort
sketch** of the (jea.i men whoso pictures have
appeared or. the stamps Of thia country at different
times will no doubt interest the younger collector* 1
of the present time. Of the dead Presidents the
faces of Washington, Jefferson. Madison. Monroe,
Jackson. Taylor, Lincoln, Grant, Garfield, Ha:ri
soa and McKJnley have had plaoea on the Btamps
of this ouuntiy. while the following have not been
BO honoitd— two Adamses. Van Buren, William
Her.ry Harrison, Tyler, Polk. Fl'.lmore. Pierce.
Buchanan. Johnson, Hayes and Arthur.
In 1547 the United States Issued two btamps of the
value of live and ten cents. The ten cent stamp
represents a reproduction of Stuart's paint of
Washington, our ftm President; who was inau^ur
aiM April 30, 1759, and served aig^lt years, and de
clir*-d a third term. On the T>pclarati->n of Inde
pendence he waa made conimfindpr-in-''h:ef of the
Am<r!'. Botonieß. His portrait can be found on
all issues, except commemoration ones.
Thomat Jefferson was the tMrd President, and
•a* a lawyer by profession and tlta author of the
Dedaxatloei of Independence and the measure sub
stituting dollars and cents for pounds, (shillings and
BSBoa Jefferson's portrait waa put on t!.« flve-oent
ti;..rr.;'. and retained that position until that issue
v i discontinued, in UOL In the following year it
Wii* placed on the ten-cent series, ar.u was replaced
later by that of Webster. Ifadfsoa, who followed
J^rTfson. did not appear until a two-dollar stamp
wps Issued, in UN, where it has remained until the
present tlrr.e. Monroe's portrait did not np;>ear
until li<>4; when the celebration of the purchase of
Louisiana was held at Bt. Louis it was printe.i on
the three-cent stamp. From IS6I to 1866 the issues
of 2 and 15 cents were added. The full face of
Andrew Jackson appears upon the two-cent vaiu»
and the martyred Lincoln upon the fifteen-cent
issue Taylor, another President, appears on the
Bve-eent stamp, which waa Issued In l*U to meet
the reduction in f(>r»-lKn postage rates. T'pon the
assassination of Garfleld a new design was made
for the five-cent itamp. and GarfleM'p portrait BUC
ceeded that '•' Taylor. In ISW Grant took Qarneld'a
piaie on the five-cent and the latter's fa^e appeared
upon the stx-ceni stamp. In ISO the Postoffl •••■ De
partment issuei 1 . [ta first series of atampa In two
colors. The bead of Franklin appears upon the one
cent, a-postnirin riding a horse going at breakne
sj'ee.i is abowq upon the two-cent, an old fashioned
wy..ri burning, funne] stack locomotive is thi cen
tre! tears of the three-cent, a great eagle with out
atreti bed v. ;nf.->. resting upon a shield represents the
tea-cent, and an wean steamer t"ine tossed about
lj» shown on the twelve~eeat stamp, on the ■•.\ enty
four-cei ■ la a reproduction nf Trumb famous
painting, "rx^laration of Independence." The pict
ure Is in purple border, with ornamental work in
green. The thirty-cent represents an eagle on a
sr.ield In carmine upon a background of flags In
blue. Tt portrait of I_incr.l n in blach within a
background and bolder f>f carmine appears on the
ninety ent stump
In UM an ■ Etrely new value, the eight-cent
Himp, wh<> artrtnd. and the grim oM warrior Will
lam T Pherm:in appeared I] the postal eailery.
In tin Issue of Vtm » number of new fa<es Bppenr
upon sUtmps Clay. Webster. Scott, Hamilton and
Perry, warriors and statesmen, but not a President.
In ir->O3 the Sherman picture waa laid nside to make
room for the portrait of the wife of the first Preei
dent, Martha Washington, the first and only woman
to appear upon a United Sf.-it"S stamp. Tlii.s ls«ne
also furnlsheri another value, a thtrteen-cent stamp,
and nls.. a picture of Tienjumin Harrison, a rrand
f--on of i former President. Tho portrait of Presi
ce; t McKinlev appears upon the nve-c.-m stamp of
the mmemoratlve Issue of the Ix>uisinna Pur
chase, aa does also t hi* t of LtvinKfiton, American
Minister to France at the time nf the purchase. In
l»7 r i H seven-- ent stamp was issrie.t and showed the
■well known portrait of that great Secretary of War
during ttie Civil War. Btanton. with his long, (low
ing bea.r<i. This w.i> the >nli stamp of this denom
ination ever lssmd by this government.
Earning Capacity of Those Who Are
Set Free Doubled.
While not all the men paroled from the New-
Torlc State Reformatory at Klmira keep th« resolu
tions they hay* mad" to live an hnnewt life, a
pratlfs'lna- prr.portion <1o well and g-aln an absolute
NaSBBOa which means that they hay« asraln become
a part of the community with which the admin
istrators of the criminal law have no concern The
institution, aside from systematic pbjratca] train-
Ing and enforced r*-t: ilar hiibit-^. enabling, nearly
every Inmate to leave the r*formatorj ■.> sounder
and atroager man plysicrUly thai when he entered,
conducts schools 1n which thlrtj tradfts are taucfu,
and eai.h pri«.in«r Is Instructed In the or;<- for
which he seems best adrij.te.l Eftmdreda Of men
•a^h y««.r f.r, out of tho Intttiitifti with their .-arn
lng rapacity doubled, even if they bare not become
skilled workmen. Scores of men. particularly the
foreign born. ne«d little more to "reform" than the
elementary Instruction ftlven In the school of let
ter* and the mental and nioril still Ulua thut nat
urally follows from It.
A letter written by a young mas who spent two
rears in the reformatory to the superinti
published in the thirtieth annual r*p< rt, reads: "A
few days Blno* while going ti bus i ess , met one
of my former companions of t> c time I spent at the
• r 'oh»-R.- on the Hill." Although perhaps rather a
lat« date to b«com« retr«ißj>«ctlve and thankful t<>r
tL«; Opportunltlea iTenentn.i to me while, an Inmate,
I thought it would net be out of place to write, „■ i
la that manner abOW at least aome appreciation.
Upon my arrival I «ai aeslaiiiiil to the stenography
and typ^wr',t!i»K cla«»*"», ami mastered tt.- subjects
thorouifh'.y. t^friK finally advanced to assistant in
structor In one of the night classes. 1 am confident
that if I l;ad not bad the opportunit) to apply mj
self to the work I would not be a)-le to hold th«
position I do to-day- that ol confidential StClltnij
in tr law department of the largest railroad com
par.y In thlt- city. I hay- dm« within th< i.-.m year
four or live sf th» old claaa of niy time, ami each
<if ttit-m '.» to-dny drawln;: a goo.l salary. (•!)•■.
after i*injt BtaßOgrspber and typewriter f<ir his
tlrm has t.r.»il;:.it'-«l from that pnaltion and is now
the manager of their Chicago branch. Another Is
traveliint salesman for s large woollen bOUS* In
this city, having oilsttnally t)*en their Btonoffruphmr
There has always been h doulit In my mind if I
could hnv.- lenrneii stMiographj bad I trted to &0
so while la fr- life Jt »hh tt. fact that i was
ompelled to apply my mind to it or take t),e con.
sequences that was the toroe behind my learn
Tf.e report of the board of managers stat.-fi that
If It werv at liberty t<. i>ul.ll»li a list of tr.. grad
uates ot what is r^ffr; to as the ••'"oilet;,- on the
Hill" li would Inclu4« an Imp >sing arr;<\ of htg/bly
re«;>ected dtiiet.h who have left ihe; r »o-i tr:l ul
Joilleß behind. Siatlsti'-s ■11-l-d in the pa«t show
that kbout eighty oul or averv liiudnd niaa uuukd
trom Vi» Ir-ilmuoa wIU do waU.
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE. SUM7AY. FEBBUABY 25. 1906.
BUILDING RECORDS BROKEN.
MORE Til AS $200,000,000 LIKELY TO BE SPEXT THIS
YEAR FOR CONSTRUCTION WORK.
Sale of Old Broadway Tabernacle Property a Feature of the Week-
Many Other Big Transactions Reported.
For many months the present purchaslns
movement In high class business and residential
property has attracted widespread attention.
Not only has It existed much longer than was
expected by some people who are identified with
tho real estate market and who are always look
ing for a sudden slump In realty values, but its
strength, increasing every week, and Its allur
ing features have propably pleased the majority
of persons active In the market to a greater de
gree than any similar movement. Since the
movement became noticeable for Its Increasing
vigor, property valued at millions has changed
hands and many parcels long ready for Improve
ment have been modernized, and. moreover,
plans have been perfected for adding many more
Imposing skyscrapers to the big number of such
buildings on Manhattan Island.
On th« site of tho old Boreel Building. No. lir>
Broadway, is being built a structure which will
in height, design and construction be similar to
the Trinity Building. Then, on the block front
on the south side of Cortlandt-st.. from Broad
way to Church-st.. the City Investing Company
Intends to erect a modern oflloa building. Di
rectly opposite this sito is to be built the Finger
skyscraper, which will bo the highest boOdlng
in this country. On the two block fronts on the
west side of Church-st.. from Fulton to Cort
landt-st.. the Hudson Companies is building a
terminal station for tho Cortlandt-st. tunnel.
Near the site of the Cortlandt-st. tunnel ter
minal the West Street Improvement Company
is polng to erert a t wenty-three story office
building which will be, w.th a tower, twenty
♦ lßht Ftoriee high. It will cove* the premises
Noa 196 and 140 Cedar-Ft.. Nos. 21 and 23 Al
bany-at. and No. 87 to 93 West-st. The size of
its plot to be improved is 188.10% by 102.7 f«et.
The cost of the structure will be about $2,000,
000. It will be built from plans drawn by Cass
Gilbert At Heotor-st. and Trinity Placo the
United State* Express Company is erecting a
twenty-two story building for Its own use. and
In lower Broadway the Adams Express Company
is to build a twenty story office building. Many
other tall office buildings to occupy downtown
plots have been planned ar.d will be built this
Last year tho total estimated cost of buildings
for which plans were filed in the year was $162.
*a,7t'.t). which was $35,000,000 greater than the
largest previous sum spent in a year for Man
hattan and The Bronx construction work. Since
January 1 to date plans have been filed in Man
hattan and The Bronx for buildings to cost
about 520.000,000. as against plans filed In the
corresponding period List year for structures to
post about $15,000,000. Here is an Increase of
about :5-4.r.(i0/MU! in the cost of construction work
f-M.-h month over that of last year, in which, as
previously said, many millions more were spent
for buildings on Manhattan Island arid in The
Bronx than in any other year In the history of
the city. If the present rate of increase is main
tained throughout th« year the total cost of con
struction work In Manhattan and The Bronx
-•or the year will exceed $200,000.1* ">
The present great movement on
Manhattan Island resulted last week in th»> sale
of the old Broadway Tabernacle property at the
northeast comer of 34th-st. and Broadway for
(2,800,000 to W. R. IT. Martin, of Rogers, Peet &
Co.; in one $500,000 d^al in 12."th-st., in one
1500,000 transaction in sth-ave. and in the leas
ing of a building near th" Waldorf at a rental
for the term of nearly $20,000,000. George R.
Read & Co. were the brokers in the old Broad
way Tabernacle deal, and the Roxton Realty
Company (Benjamin Altman) th*» soller.
A.ugustua D. Juilllard bought last week from
the Daniel C. Kingmland estate, through Douglas
Robinson, Charles B. Brown & Co.. No. ll»i ."th
isv.v. a tour story dwelling housf, on a plot
46x140 feet, at th»> southweal corner of 17th-st.,
for about $500,000 Mr. Juilllard now owns a
plot 82x175 feet at this point. It is said that an
office :i!'.<l loft building will be erected on the
The Hudson Realty Company sold to "Wendolin
J. N;tuss, of the firm of NaUM Brothers Com
pany, the property at the northwest corner of
12.".th-st. niid 7th-ave., b«Mng a plot comprising
five city lots. It has a frontage of 12f> feet in
lll'th-st. and 100 feet in 7th-avf\ There is a
three story and basement building, occupied by
the Riverside Cafe and five other stores, on the
site. The asking price for the property was
$800,000. The seller received near that figure.
The total ar^a of the plot is 12,500 square feet,
and the selling price is, therefore, about $40 a
Thp firm of J. B. Ketcham sold for Robert J.
MoOenahan No. 33 West 123th-st., a four story
building, on a lot 20x90.11 fe^t.
Andrew J. Connlck and Charles E. Johnson
sold to Hiram Rlcker & Sons the five story iron
and brick building. No. 1.180 Broadway, adjoin
ing the northeast corner of 2Mh-st. Meaarai
Rlcker, att<r extensive alterations to th« prem
ises, will occupy the building as their New-York
headquarters. It is understood that other con
cerns are li^ifotiat in^ for the remaining unsold
holdings there of Messrs, Connick and Johnson,
which comprise Nos. 1.182 and 1,1>4 Broadway,
adjoining the parcel sold to the Rlcker*.
"Leopold Well boM No. 871 Broadway, a five
£tory and loft building, lif> by lf>U feet, extending
to Franklin Alley, for the Lawyers' Mortgage
Compj ny to C C Peck. The purchase pr: wan
less than $200,000
Seth Bprague Terry sold No. 133 Llberty-st ,
a four story business building, 25.«»x7r>x
irregular, 04.8 feet east of Waahlngton-st Doug
las Robinson, Charles B. Brown &- Co. were the
Robert E McDonnell bought a plot, 53x55.3x
Irregular, at the north corner of Riverside Drive
and 113th-st., and also the adjoinit.^ plot, .">1 hx
111.9x50x98.9 feet Blawson & Hobbe were the
Charlea H. Ea-ston & Co. Bold for K. Hall
McCormlck the old Work property at the north
west corner of Mh-st. and Bth-ave.. a four story
dwelling house. The plot has s frontage of 28. «>
feet In <>th-ave. and 1<»<» feet in Bth- I
Tu< -r. Bpeyera & Co. sold for Pranklln M.
Grail to Rudolph Grosa Nos. 14,"> and 147 \V»-st
2Sth-st., t\w. stables, altered for business use,
on a plot 47.'.»xHS feet
Horace s Ely & Co. sold for Ellas J .Rer
rlck and other persona a plot at the north corner
Of Coentlea Slip and Bouth-st., with a frontage
of DO feet in Coenties Slip, to th.- Church Mis
sionary Society for*6eamen, which is to change
its name to Seamen's Church Institute The
buyer win erect a ten storj bunding on the site.
Th Elastman Kodak Company bought from
Robert A Murray No. 235 We.-l -•" i -t . :i three
story dwelling house, on a lot 20x118.9 fe*t. It
recently puivhaaed Nos 2.17 and -'■'.'.> it will
erect on the combined parcels an eight story
building for Ita own use.
Mrs Josephine Bloa sold No. 17 John-st .
between Broadway and Nassau -at .an alley nln*»
deal wide, • xtending about 7."> feel to an interior
(ourt about 4*» I»>\7^T •'■ feet, in which court is
I ■mall lour story building The plot was for
merly the site of the John Street Theatre, which
Is '-:I|<l: I |<l to have been the second beat i ever
built In tliis city
ls;ia. •I Clothier Bold th«» plot. 100x100.8^
feet, on the north Bide of DSth-at.. 100 feet east
Of r«rh-ave.. to W <; Part Pease & Elliinan
we.'c i ii.- broki rs
I<r George llvans sold th- plot 73x100.1] feet.
on th- south side of llAth-st.. I<ni f.- t west of
Broadway, opposite Barnard PteM An apart
ment houM win he built on the slt<-.
Charlea T Barney sold No. 11* West .".""ith-st.,
■ four Htory and basement dwelling hf>us»-, on a
lot 16.0x100.5 feet Also sold in th« saniH street
Nos. 117. Ill* and 121. three dwelling houses.
The Albert Booth Cohn Company Bold for
Parsons ft Holrman No %4 We*t Hsth-S1 a four
story office building, on a lot 20x88.9 feet. This
lot la directly In the rear of the tv old huild
liirs frnntinß in o4tli-st. and occupied by "the
Vtdtula A Preston sold to an out of town In-
vestor No. 202 sth-ave., 17x100 feet, a five
story building altered for business.
The McVlckar, GaUlard Realty Company and
Alexander Hess leased for Lydia A. Peck the
five story building No. 17 "West 34th-st.. on
lot 25x98.9 feet. Th« lessees are Frank Brothers,
of No. 22-1 6th-ave. The l*ase is for a term of
Blxty-three years at an aggregate net rental of
nearly $1,750,000. After the expiration of the
existing leases on the property, which have
about three years to run, the lessees will erect
a bulldlnK on tho site for their own use.
Whltehouße & Porter sold for Max Marx to
Charles T. Cook the block bounded by 9th-ave..
20i>th and 20& th sta. and Harlem River. It
comprise* about eleven lots.
Collins & Collins sold for a syndicate con
trolled by the Bankers' Investing Company a
plot of six lots on the north side of Vermllye-st.,
100 feet west of Isham-st. The depth of each
lot Is 150 feet. Peter Peterson is tht. buyer. He
recently purchased the northwest corner of
Sherman-ave. and Isham-st.
Charles H. Easton & Co. and Brooke Sc Geager
sold to Mrs. Grace H. Smith No. 110 West 69th
et., a four story and basement dwelling house.
Charles F. Noyea Company leased the six story
and basement building now belnp erected at
No. 4S to tk> Beach-st.. on a plot lf.lx£*> feet, for
the Protestant Episcopal Society lor Promotion
of Relisrion and I^aminsr. to the I'nlted "Ware
houses fompany, H. II Campbell, president.
The lease Is for a term of nftt-en years. The
structure being built is a modern storage build
The McVlckar. Oalllard Realty Company and
Ames & Co. sold for the Delano estate to \\\
Clarence Martin Nos. 312 and 314 7th-ave.. old
buildings on a plot 50x93.6 feet. Mr. Martin
paid nearly $100,009 for the plot. It was owned
by the Delano family for over fifty years.
George R. Read & Co. sold for th.. estate of
Mary J. Martin the five Btory buildlns: No. 22
Warren-st., to a client. This la the first sale
of this property for over fifty years.
Overtures have been made, it was rumored in
the week, to purchase one of the buildings in
lower "VVall-st.. owned by W. K. Aston. The
transaction. It was further said. lnchuled the
purchase of additional land and the construc
tion of an annex to the structure. About $2,000.
000 was Involved In the deal. The Orient Build
ing, at the southeast corner of Wall and Pearl
sts., was eald to be the structure In the trans
action. The rumor was not confirmed.
The Mercantile Trust Company, of St. Louis
announced last week that the office build-
Ing which is to bo erected on the small plot of
ground at the southeast corner of Broadway and
uall-st. will be eighteen stories high. ' The
llnancial arrangements for the construction of
the building have been made by St. Louis men.
A one-6tory structure stands en the plot, which
was sold recently by the Sllllman estate for
5.00.0n0. or at about $025 a square foot the
highest price ever paid for a parcel of real estate
In New-York. The lot measures only 29 lOx
80.JO feet, and Includes 1,170 square feet Owing
to the small siz<> of the pint many real estate
men thought that a tall building could not be
erected on the site. It is expected that a fair
income o n th« Investment will be received from
tho renting power of the building.
NEW HOME FOR WILLIAM KNABE & CO.
The business of th.' well known piano house
of William Kr..-; ACa has grown so large
that the house recently decided to lease the
eleven story building at the southeast corner of
Mth-st and sth-ave. It has secured the
Nos. 437 rind 435» sth -ave.. New-Tork.
premises for ;i lonp term and it will more from
its old Quarters, at Xo. 154 sth-ave., to its n-w
home about May 1. Its new structure in sth
ave. will be called 'ho Knabe Building. It will
use tho l»u>i«-i!ii- tit aiul store, and probably •■;■.•
loft In th-< building aa piano warerooms, and
tho other lofts it wIU Bubtot.
For years the piano bouse o« William ,
& Co. ha^ ! . >f the btghesi ,
piano industry, both i.
NOW OWNS THE -CHINESE FARM."
W. G. Park, !>■•-!.• ■ [ the Cm Steel
Company of Pittsburgh through bfa
Anderson, Pendtoton A Anderson, baa bought a
large number of the" eho is in Long
Isla:.il City. H<« now owns th.-r^ property
more than (1.000.000. Two of bin recent pur
were the property of iln- Astoria I
and in- property known aa the
large holdini I hn 1> i rlmmins, .• .
t( nds r.. . :
houses <>n his plots. S Osg i . . were
the brokers In t!.»- Park transactions.
MARTIN H. GOODKIND A BUYER.
Martin H. <: Iklnd has bought throusli Wlll
lam Henry Fotaorn and I •■■•n s. Altmay.-r Noa
I.OW ai I 1.056 Park-aye., and No 68 Cast
87th-s( being ■be soathwesi corner of B7th-st
Th«- buildings are live story apartment Iwowi
wttli three stores. Th«- premises have a frontal
of 51 feel in Park-aye. Tl Belter* were the
Lawyers' Realty Compai and David and Harrj
N. Y. LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY SELLS.
Charles F\ Noyea Company has sold for t he
New-York Life Inmnrai Company No 490
Brooi • and Ko. ..;."•!• v.vst Broadway, a
si-v.ii story Btore and lofl huildh Ith b front
ace of 21 reel in each street, and forming an
■I," around th.- parrel at the southeast corner
of Broome-si and w.st Broadway
BIG WEST SIDE WAREHOUSE PLANNED.
Plans bare been Sled with Buildings I ipertn
tsodent Ifurphy for an ei^ht story ttrt-j.ro«>f
wan bouse in 143d-et-. east of Lenox-ave. it
will hav<- a frontage of 47 feet.
George llartli Huss, the arcfaJtact, pmrkl—
llir a facade of Dmestone rnamenfed by v great
. entral rectsa panel, extending from the third
to the Tenth story Inclusive, a singl-- row of
windows will extend on .-ith.r aide or this pamej
from the (round Boor to th« roof Than will
b»- a i^rurui entraaoa, two stories hi«h. flanked
with Doric columna and having ornamental
Kutes and additional entrances on either Ride
Th" building is us i*, erected fur the Lenox
Warehouse Company. it is to cost $7^ mm
INCREASES ITS REALTY HOLDINGS.
Th.. firm of Bloomlacdad* Brothers, the mem
barsof which are Baasu«l J. Bloomingdale Hiram
C Bloommgdale andlnrlnsl Btoomlncdale. bom
of U»< late Ljrraan q Btoomlngdale. have added
to their real estate hoUtaga by purchases* from
Uw» eatau, of Joseph U. Bloomla all of the
11' inter Resorts.
"It In th* romlnc ronitmrtlon for »11 *»"•■»' f>ull.lln«» — It won't h*n<l. tt won't hr» a amtt y(*;
COCXDXT BOi.V IT IP YOl TRIEI>— " THOMA3 A. CZJISo,
OPEN 4UTUE YEAII ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. CAPACITY
to the. famous Marlhorough Hr>us^ of It* n-w annM "Blonhetm" with _•:.■■ kw*i room* ani 550 prt»^,
bath.H (on« with • •■• tv room) coratruct-rt <at a S*al of a minion dollars, of re!nforc<«l concret« coliena,
and beam* and ho:].,v-ttle walls and floors, insuring tn* dry atmosph«r» so <i«slrabl« at taa shor%
Th* appointments ar» fine. Th* |nMMt •olarlum o-.'orlooking the ocean la ta» world. Mualo
orche»rra of soloists throughout IBjS y> ar <loif privilege*.
OWNERSHIP MANAGEMENT. JOSIAH WHITE <L SQNs
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.
Hot and cold sea sad fresh water in all t'aths Running water in b«-<!rooms. Hbbbj
thoroughly and completely appointed with every known modem equipment. .3^3 p,j.
vate baths. Illustrated MHtfclst Capacity. 450. Unobstructed view from ail roo:!.s. 'Ikadf jrts.
lieges to guests over the famous Atlantic City Coir.try Club Course.
CHAS. O. MARQUETTE. TRAYiIORE HOTEL COMPAXT
Manager. P. 9. WHITE. President.
Virginia Aye.. near Beach. Atlantic City. N. J. Open ail
th« year. Fine Table. Suites wtth private bath. Hitni
•omely refurnished. Perfect «ar.ltary arrangements. Ele
vator to all floors, Special rates for Winter. Capacity. 250.
MRS. N. R. HAI.NES, Owner and Proprietor.
HOTEL. AND SANAT'"'RIT
ATLANTIC CITY, If. J.
Our elegant New Brick Building U now complete.
No mar* luxurious accommodation* on the Coast.
With half an acru of curaUve Bath». anj a s.vi:r.mlns
F. U YOUKQi G*nl MuasjaK
aTUimC CTTT, N J.
Aft»r »x">n>i!ve alt^rari. •ne. pr«-*»>nt!i an <>ntlre.'y new hf>t<?L
Sltuat*\l In th« most c>T,tra; an.l jr*t most selaet s^otlon.
I'ennsylvanla-avt- 1 'r...! struct «>,l ( (tan Tiew. *^ipaelty
M 0 T-- wry laths' an.l -\-ry hieh class h- -■»»! appoint
ment, i'rlvate laths. rur.n:ni; w<iter !r. iwana. sja-lnus
porcb««, ■■■..-- te srrett. etc. H'^ok
lei and spring terms upon rr.ju^st HEXRT I'ARXEXL
ON" THE UCAfH AT VIRGINIA AYE..
atlanti' 1 crrr, .v j
Hot an.l cold sea wat»r In al! bath* N>w Dsl eaf»
and prill nxirn. Orchaatra. 'I'hi'nt'E In racsaa ABuri
can plan. $:i r«r day an«l up. #17.'.i> p»r wa«k ar-c ip
HurotH-an plan. $1 tl ftm day and u[.. Wrltf ttm hnohtai
OSft'KXQ it I'AINTEK.
Virginia Avf., near Keaoh. Atlanti: OKW, IC J. fl»— I
loratton. lUsk class irol-rn h.>tel at nwidcrate rates,
iaa lar^e sunny n>-.nis, saaSSi BMQ furnlsh-.i. BBMS
bedb. prtratf batln cie\atur. strain 4.(«» i ft SOS
fail.rs. ■sjafee. anp«lW>l tabU an.; srni'v. fZ up Ua: >
spi rUIlj rtaucej wia|| rai.-a ar.J booklet n:-. -
j T. O ilK
ATI.ANTIC 11TV. N. J.
,- Park PJac near ach Keapens SatunUv. fVhruary
1.. IW.XI JAM.-:, M. Mi'hlßE.
ATLANTIC OTT, X J
Op*n an ihe year Write for I
BERKSHIRE INN, Atlantic C;ty. X J
BRIARCLIFF MANORL. NEW YORK
Open 1 broaghoal he Year
Doubled in capacity, gencroosty equipped and conducted conventent^i
access, and a cente oi many open-air attractions Ln - enuC
_GEORGE W. TUTTLE. Manage*
BRUBGLIFF LCDGE WU MM OTMTO i UWCITB SEiSOH ENO.HB DECEMO I.
Home Oft,,, or X,w York Office, WhSS ~l l"^'
Strc,t, W lu-r,i:. S. Comsi »in Mailv attend h^^l7^
; M tuical ! nst ruction.
\G. possi, ™r t .7 : :..•;' .; ,--^ : i ; iiF :^
i;i.n.TTioN- -private mAiu la isnans mm» IBM**
lj -•-<i:>n TtcttAH also -!•• it .:■ r*»Urn, c or
my stadbk Mr INCE, 1.430 Broadwaj
mni k. mihiam coi .
1 Kr« Tera Ctty, malm • n^ta-v f wSrtiwtowto
irni»l - to panati fall lafarawttoa .» soed ■rtuahTT^
tatneten ta,aU smAw rr^trtnanj vSSj
AnvKRTKrMRNTs ANP Misumm f., r it..
Tllaesji mtai si ttatr Fpton («,-, N ,, ,^S!
llroa.lw^j. Wt»pn, 3flth un,l ;:Tth na until 9 r , ~?
14th Xt ; 2.-7 \\>»t 4M .1 h^t w^, n Tth ', ,, %,-. "-*-**'
w^Ht iy.th .t i:t3> 3. «x, Ih-^VU *7,, th '^ r-Z*^
qoi nt x'.u. to mD; snlsssiliallj Mm Iw^... h
s<>th St. ami 7th Ay.. \\ y
v EXROPCAN FUN". ANT' TRANSirNT HOTEI
•■■.KAN PLJLN RATE* KEA^XABIJ 1 *
Restaurant open until r_* p. M.
After Theatre Suppers
WILLIAM P. CHABE; Fort t.Uaai lUnry Hot*J.
_ Cou ntry Board.
business property which Joaer-n B. BloomlngdaU
owned when he retired from the firm In l^Utl
Th.- property Includes the t.l«ht atory ware
house and Btuble, covering I;«'ah\> .^uaro foot
In v.l'th-st.. btuwtwc 2d and B<l »v^ - and th«j
uix story bualu«>M struuUir* at th»-xu>rth*wJ*t
Lakewood. N. J.
American and f.nrop^ ia pUn.
,v TI i E UKEIVnOr) HOTEL ha. Iob S b-en kajwß v
th» vv b t «<iulpp»d wlnttr hot*l In this couat— •>!
salubrious, health alTing pln« air of La*«wood aks «,
mammntr. BSBSjattfcasa hotel. a.ro r dtr.< eTery aSS
convenl-nr« a- 1 luxury to Irs patrons hay. ajSTi
the most popular winter resort on th:s eontln»n- -. :
season the cuisine, alway* notad for it-, excellence, -ma
t» -v^ h-tter than -ver Th-* .-h,f a.-.i staff tiuit haw
mad- BERi-.KRS of Newport famous In that hon. tf
eptenraa. have b«e a brousht to tha Lakowood ao«
Wi •- t •., isssHaa on \vat*r Cure Bath »t'»c!i«4s
JAS. ■ BERRY. Manager.
L.-VKEWOCD. ■ J.
Qui»t. refined, homellxt. th roughly modern, tupecsa
lnvtted. Writ* for Ulustratatl booklet.
A MODERN HEALTH RESORT I
A MODERN HEALTH RESORT I
_ U» us •njjaa «ar boulcl.
THE CLAHE2TDON. 1
Vlß<;i.\-r A AVB NEIAR PEAT!
t iTSf baths - ei««tor. sun par.or .^aparttr. a
*•'**'«*■ M. f NlEil.Oi
Ocean fnJ Michigan Ay.. Atlar.tl- •■ V • *~m
Elevator^.tre^t. g WM R. BOO*
HOTEL STRAN-p--nr.FPPor. F
ATLANTK ' cm N- 1
.•ireotly on the «mi front. RwraraUhwi and lajTMt
throu«hoT!t. Fr--<h ar. 1 ?~a water haVha •— «•, SdS
lie. Automobile meets train jj.«o: a : spring tarast
H. L. FAirtHAIRV. ISSBJ
CHESTER INN Ay - a *^ city, x j.-s« td*s.
Rt _ heat. Elevator. $2 Ul> j^;,- $il , Bp ■ nasa
. Mr-. D. K3Utn
buonxviuj:. westchester ca. x. T.
"T^-N" ALL THE YKVR.
The m.i«t (1-iUhtful ImU and ploasui*
r-sort near .\--v v ■• <
*i-am hea: nd , P^ n wool tire, throuiilut tS. hot*.
WfIKT KKFIXED KXCXfStfS
- • - .. .-JSS
J. J USXIN CO.. Pro»»
11 T " hh s V l 3 nAST - THK AunAMi nnsarr"^
Virginia Hot Springs
m;>\ \ork ornfK. us fifth atk.
\\M«n. b«th., hoteN aAd •rea<r 7 nowtter* f«»U«i
nh«umatl»m. «out urul n»rrou» ilmmam e-Mi. CaßSj#
h>drcthanii>«u!ic appuratu». ja^nuM .un p*rlor. Pi
NBM HOMESTEAD rn.xj.rr m th« .trl.tMt -cm *J
l>*tr,»ni«.a b> th* hi^h^st e tas». ta utontmdoo**-* JJJ
""*•' ' 'J r^.rt houi tn Am«rt«. 3IU** 1
oITJc. »tth >ilr«H t N y w<r«.
The Chesapeake 4 Ohio Railway
allows atup-ov.r ,t, t . \U»*ton. Va. oa ttxrou^ii dc«»t» "
Cincinnati. Loul»vi:i«>. Chicago St Loui* &a>l ti» "•"
tor »ld« trip to Virginia Hot Spring*. —
Pullman (MsnpertaMstt car. vui Wa4iLi<ton. •••T
N. V <>*«.% p m.. «mv»» SvrUMW »iO » m.. iStH" 5 SI
HuMrii n itebats at C*. jk O. offl^. Brc*Jw»T. am
V»n-i* X X «n,l ,-.mn« -tln« ttnaa
KKKD STKRRY. SBSMSSam Hot Bprtn»» Vfc
BATTLRY PARK HOTEI
AMIEVIIXE. >. C.
Uixtvrn ami bis!> rUw la »v«y partltttUr. »T j»
r«auvat*U «ud *rr.aiv .o>i>i<.>\ ifcrou*nv>ul. » >— -
Ur«»« «n>l br.t twid to i>!i»«UM. - wowunJi^ A
nia^.ut Mruiuw ut Duuaulu vl»»» Cuu»iii«SW' tt^
takau. Writ* tor bwuUaC ». B- D-k*-»*' "^