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IN N. I. TOTAL
All Records for Prospective
Erection of Houses Smashed
New York city builders have 'sied
plans for th. erection of liriwprty iII
New York city totaling $300,530,01(
during the past ten months.
This breaks all.high records, both
for, number of buildings ani co..
?ilinge of the past month held the
high-water mark of the boom, with
strong indications that even winter
will not stop it.
Fully 60 per cent, or $235,000,000, is
going for housings, a round $150,000 -
000 for private dwellings. $35.000.000
for apartments. Dwelling builders
under the stimulus of ten-year tax
exemption started the mwvemn'.
This in why their projects hokd .uen
a decided lead. Easier mortgage lots
conditions are hurrying apartment
builders into the arena now and their
operations promise to more than b.1
ance any seasonal reaction among the
1 smaller houses. In fact, mortgage
money is offered everywhere on such
easy terms that any builder cnn get
all he may need for reasonable ven
To House 325,000.
Housing under way or cotnpleted
provides for 280,000 persons. It is
apparent that the full year's output
Will make new homes for over 50,000
families, or 325,000 persons.
In the greater city, total building
outlays since the first of the year
reach $348,276,000. This leaves '42.
234,000 for the suburbs of W$'estche.
ter, Nassau. Suffolk and the Jersey'
City housings involve $208,800,000~tcr
more than 30,000 families.
Manhattan holds its usual sime
tacular lead with plans filed for
$135,010,000, of which $21.250,000 ure
for altering old buildings. lig
apartments operations are getting
under wa'y in fair volume on Wash
ington Heights, tue logical neixt
theatre of such undertakings, espe(
tally on the remariable sites arounIl
the 168th street station of the sub
way. But most of the total is still
for business or institutional struc
Brooklyn Records 589,101,000.
Brooklyn, with $89,101,000, t-qual
Its old-time boom records in home
building. Alterations take 86.150.
000. It compares with less than
$t;2,000,000 for the corresponding
period last year.
Queens scores a firm third with
!63.025.000, the alterations taking
$2,750.000. Nearly 80 per cent is fnr
private dwellings. The outlay for the
first ten months last year was less
The Bronx, too, has been putting up
small dwellings at' a record-breaking
pace. Its total is $53.890,000. Flat
buildings are steadily increasing their
activities, one day s plans last week
tailing for close to $950,000. Total
outlays compare with less than $20.
000,000 for the corresponding period
The strength of the residential
movement, with its tendency to ease
the rental situation through produc
tion of surplus housings, is shown by
the weekly reports of F. W. Dodge
Company. Among 385 cont"cts
awarded in one week at $17.894.400
were 278 residential at $8,870.300
Among 471 operations announced ten
tatively, calling for $13.256,500, were
354 residential at $8,437,300.
$1,000 RUG STOLEN FROM
HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
Thievery in the House Office build
ing has become so common that mem
bers have employed private detectives
to aid them in their search for missing
Congressman Thomas 1. Dunn of
New York, who lost a rug valued at
$1,000, has employed the O'Dea De
tective Agency to trail the thief who
got away with the rug. lie intimated
that should the rug he returned intact
no prosecution would follow.
MILLERAND TO KEEP HIS
HANDS OFF CONFERENCE
PARIS. Nov. 5.-While Priesident
Millerand has assunmed control of
domestic affairs in the absence of
Premier Briand he does nlot intend to
interfere with the French policy at
Washington. he announced today- Re
plying f O a reqluest fi-om the Inter
national News Service for a statement
regar-ding the Washington conference
President Millerand said:
"I think it would be improper
inasmuch as the head of the govern
ment will ie in Washington
CUITTING about * off your
former fuel bill. would be
satisfactory, wouldn't it?
Well, it can be done. You can
entirely eliminate overheating
and underheating the house,
which is one of the chief causes
of excess fuel consumption, by
es/ 'RhMaAT R ouAT-moA
"The Heer of th. Heettuts Pleat"__
Entirely automatie in innperat- J
tion of the drit, andl damper.,
maintaining and even tempera- iI
tnre day and night.
lmone Main 3AAqt3
Five homes, Nos. 4502 to 4510 J
pleted by F. M. Johnson Realty C(
are modern throughout, and each h
ENGLISH WILL BE
AT ARMS PARLEY
Though French Is Also Recog
nized, Anglo-Saxon Tongue
It .International New Ser Ice.
i'nglish1 will he the dominant Ian.
guage of t he ArtamenIt I 'on ferr ne.
notwithstanding that both French
and English have bven designated as
offical for the gathering. r
This fact developed today upon
colrtieion of the compilation of
data eoncriining the linguiatle' accoml
plishnicrts of the various delegates.
Only foi' of the twenty-three grin
cipal delegates are unable to speak
English, while eleven do not speak
French and several of those who do
speak that language prefer Kinglish.
Secretary of State lilughes. chair
mian of the American delegation,
speaks Flre'nh. E~lihu Itoot under- I
stands French perfectly atnd Teaks
it with considerable flucnev. Senator I
lodge, like itRot, understands french,
but prefeis to talk English.
Sir Robert liarden, delegate for
Canada, is fluent in "reneh, as is
Arthur Balfour, but the other nern
bers of the' British contingent are
credited only with English.
Of the French dlegation, only one.
Ambhassador . Juisserand, speaks Eng
ilsh, neither lrine Minister 3riand.,
nor former Premtier Viviani ever
having attempted to moaster the
All three of the Japanese main
delegates are fluent in English. as
are three of the four Italian deblI'
-ates. All the Italians are fluent in.
French, and two of themi ulso speak
VEIL LIFTED ON PAST
OF DEAD "LOVE PIRATE"1
DIETROIT, Mich., Nov. .-Part of
the veil of mystery surrounding .ohn t
L. larding, 'love pirate.,' who died in r
Milwaukee, leaving an estate of $10-..
0011, was uncoverid toibay when Miss
Mae Towne', employe of a local hotel,
declared she n-t iardin; here two l
years ago and that a friendship grew
because they were both from Nash-,
"ie spoke to me of 'Blanche' andI
called her his 'little trick,' she said.
"larding's father owned one of the
most pretentious plactes in Nashville,"
snys Miss Town. *
CABARET SINGER SHOT
TO DEATH, MAN DYING
VANCOUVER, British Columbia,
Nov. 5.-Mrs. May Young. an enter
lainer in the Monte 'rlo, a enharer,
Vancouver's best known night lif
resort, which was closed a few laxA
ego, is dead, and L. T. Dillon in a ho.o'
pital, dying, as the result of two shotw
which were fired in a room at th
Stratheona H otel here today.
The wonman died appare'ntly in
stantly as the r'esult of a wound fr'.m
a rifle, the mian then directing a shror
.nto his own chest.
Details of the tragedy are unknown.
SM'A,. CAIII PAYM~ENT
These especially wellbuilt brick
homes contain six large rooms
and bath, and furnace heat; in
splendid northwest location not
far from Armstrong High
B. F. SAUL CO.
Main 2100 1412 Eye St N. W.
John F. Donohoe & Sons,
Real Estate anid rn~aarwne,
314 Pounnsylvanaa Ave. S .
J IOWA AVE.
owa avenge northwest, just com
mpany. They contain six rooms,
ouse has a built-in garage.
"Y" REAL ESTATE COURSE
OFFERS SOLID LECTURES
In opening the special course on real
,state at the Y. M. C. A. last Tueweday
evening, John A. Petty, the instructor
outlined the entire course. and s'ub
mittted to the class an analysis of thr
real eta te business.
Ile showed the functions of a real
.,tate office to bew dealing in real te
lte in the matter of sales, loans
l tts, development of acreage and cop
tr ition of prulwtites. 'oupled with1
Ilese ine' tions was that of insurance,
whleh has grown to be considered a
p remafnent department of a real estate
tfflee. In analyzing the operations of
real esUtte organization, Mr. Petty
ointe'd out that salesmanshi', adve
ising and appraisal wer' the three
'ersonal elements, and settlements
-outructs and conveyancing, the three
ptincipal details. Zoning, taxatior
ad titles were taken up and the rela
'on they bore to the differnte' depart
ments of n real estate office was
,own. As a basis or foundation for
t, entire field of operation, the sub
ject of ethics and law was briefly out
The next lecture' in this coarse will
>e held on Tuesday evening, Novemc
wer s, at 7:30 p. n.. and William If.
Saunders, a past president of the
Washington Iteal Estate Hoard and
'ne of the oldest real estate brpkers in
Washington, will deliver a lecture on
he management of a real estate office
l'he class, which now numbers about
cixty, is composed of both men and
HOUSE TO AUTHORIZE
LIBERTY BOND REFUNDS
By international New. Stervice.
The House is expected to pass to
lay a hill authorizing refunds aggre
rating about $250,000 to a large num
w'r of subscribers to liberty bond
stes through national banks which
'ailed before the subscriptions were
-ald up and the bonds issued by the
There are five such banks which
ailed owing liberty bond subscribers
-arying amounts. They are located
me each in Pennsylvania, Ohio. Min
esota, North Dakota and Califor nia.
'hen these banks closed their doors
nd a receiver was placed in charge
cy the Comptroller of Currency a
Iemand by the liberty bond supscrib.
rs was made on the receiver for re
'und of money paid on account of
he purchase price of the bonds. This
efund could not be made without a
peieal a't of Congress.
NIRELESS AMATEURS TO
GET HARDING'S MESSAGE
NEW YORK, Nov. 5.-Every wire
ess amateur in the United States
nd its possessions Is invited to
'listen in" for President Harding's
pecial message to the world. The
'resident will send his message via
he Radio Corporation of America's
radio central"-world's largest wire
ess station-upon its official opening
ovember 5, 1921, at 3 p. m., Eastern
tandard thne, to be broadcasted to
he entire world.
The Week's I
Park Road, Close to
R. C. Park, $11,500
Seven rooms and bath, with
sleeping porch, large front and
rear porches, hot-water heat,
electric light, hardiwood floors;
deep lot to alley with garage.
Macomb St., Cleve
land Park, $20,500
Very attractive residence in
this exclusive suburb, contain
ing 10 rooms, 3 baths, on large
lot with garage. Excellent ar
rangement of interior. Tbir is
a fine modern house that will
excite your interest.
Six rooms and bath, 'tra
toilets, modern throughout, and
in good condition.
Close to R. C. Park,
Eight rooms, 2 baths; also
complete servants' bath and
quartersu in cellar; hot-water
heat, electric lights, inetantan
teous hot water heater; hard
wood floors; garage; property
in splendid condition; make
Allan E W
813 15th St. N. W.
FOR D.C. GUESTS
Board Plans to Open Two In.
formation Booths at
me special committee on housini
of the Washington !teal Eastatt
loard, according to Percy 11. Itus
w.-il. its chairman, has about con
rleted its arrangements for taking
-are of the official visitors, to Wash
This committee had two distinct
tasks to accomplish in recent weeks.
First, securing housing facUities for
those expected in Washington in
connection with the conference on
limitation of armament, and second,
for the invited guests of the Gov
ernment who will participate in the
ceremonies of the burial of an un
known soldier on Arnistice Day.
In the first matter, the board has
listed ani classified several hundred
properties, ranging from single
roomus to completely furnish/ d dwell
Ings and apartments. These prop
arties are now ready and available
for any of the foreign visitors and
newspaper men. l'p to the present
time, however, there have been no
requests mede to the board for as
comnodation. Those in close touch
with the situation are of the opinion
that requests will come from the dif
ferent sources at one time about the
middle of next week.
Arrangements have bwen made by
the special conmittee to have a suf
ficlet number of the committee at
the offices of the Real Estate Board
both day and night to handle the
work so that the visitors will 1w
located as quickly and conveniently
Bureau At Station.
The special citizens' committee,
headed by Commissioner Rudolph,
will maintain an information bureau
at the t'nion Station and see that
those seeking quarters are properly
directed to the office of the Real
Estate Board. A large sign has
bern placed on the building in front
of the board's offices indicating that
the housing headquarters are lo
The second matter, that of secur
ing rooms for those invited to the
Armistice. Day ceremonies, was un
dertaken at the request of the War
Department. This work was made
necessary by reason of the fact that
the hotels were only able to accom
modate about one-half of those in
vited by the Government. It seemed
that 500 additional rooms were need
ed and the citizens of Washington
responded to the appeal of the board
in a most patriotic and !enerous
manner. Some of the rooms being
listed absolutely .without charge.
A total of over 800 rooms were
listed, and, while at first that seemed
to be more than necessary, subse
quent developments have changed
The War Department has received
requests in large numbers for rela
tives of deceased soldiers who de'
sire to attend the mnendorial ceremon
les and the department is anxio'ts
that the relatives of the men who
made the supreme sacrifice he coin
fortable housed while in Washing
ton. it has also developed that the
American Legion will have a large
representation in Washington in ad
dition to those officially invited hv
the Government. The War Deport
men desires to assist these war
These visitors will remain In Wa'sh
ington not to exceed from November
9 to November 12. Owing to the tem
porary use of the rooms listed, praetC
cally all of them came from private
homes and private families and thc
willingness to open their homes to
these heroes connected with .h^ wo:lu
war was actuated by a high sense of
Rooms Card Indexed.
For the convenience of the visitors,
the War Department will establish in
(Union Station a special informatie.
A mighty desirable 6-roonm
and bath residence in that ex
clusive section of the Heights
where these houses are so much
in demand. Large living room.
Sleeping porch; new hot -water
heating plant; electrie light;
awnigs, metal weather strips;
large front porch; cedar closets
and other features.
Kenyon St., West of
Excellent 6-room artdl bath
house with glassed-in sleep'ing
porch; hot-water heat, electric
light, maid's room in attic.
Property in excellent condi
tion. Location on Washingtdn
Heights. overlooking Park,
.makes it most desirable.
Chevy Chase, D. C.n
A very beautiful hoitet in
best section of suburb Is this
nine rooms and 2 bat~h resi
dence, just offered for sale. It
has hot water heat. -tlectric
light; lot 60 feet wide; garage.
Property is all that could be
desired by family of refine
ment seeking home in exclusive
diker & Co.
F. B. CROWT
Detached home of Dutch Color
and A. N. Miller at 3509 Woodley
Frank B. Crowther. It contains
modern, and has a garage for tw
booth for those cotting to Washlin
ton in connection wlth the Arristice
Day ceremonite. ThiN booth is it
tirely distinct frot that establishd
for the purpose of aiding those corning
in connection with the artms confer
ence. 'rhe War I e"partm.nt infurto
tion booth will be equipped with a enol
Pytet containing all of the rooms
listed through the real estate hoard,
and the visitors will be ansigned andt
directed to their rooms at the I'nion
Station. The services of the r.'tI
estate board in connection with this
." wtr. cutfined 'nerely to re
curing the list of rooms which h t t
leen turned over completely to th..e
The tonitttee handling the speciml
housing work consists of Perrv I.
itussell, chairmantn; obert C. llowni,
F. E. %fiddleton, J1. Leo Kolb, Itobert
L. McKeever, 4'harles It. t aywood, 3o
seph A. Herbert, flarry S. Welch and
R. Owen kdntontton.
BIRTH STATISTICS FOR 1920
SHOW INCREASE OF 7.6 PCT.
Births recorded In the "birth regis
tration area" during 1920 totalml
1,.509.74. the Public Health Service
announces. exceeding deaths by 672,
720. The birth rate showed a rela
tive increase of 7.6 per cent. over
The registration area new include1.'
twenty-three States. comprising t8
per cent. of the national popula'ion.
Locate Stolen Car.
FREDERICK, Md., Nov. 5.-Two
men from Bristol, Tenn., arrived in
this city and ident!fied a Ford tour
ing car as one that was stolen from
their father on O( tolsr It;. The
machine was recovered by Special
Dc puty Henry Nuz, who arrested a
man who gave his name as Herman
Britt, of lagerstown. on October It.
Britt escaped from police headquar
Available for Disari
In Buildings Onl
From, the Bureau of
Randall H. I
1215 to 1221 Kei
13th and Spring
8th and Quincy S
23 Bryant St. N.
1352 to56 K St.
947-957 14th St.
All Houses Open
All Houses Sold on
Force Your House to Pay f<
Rent Second Floor fc
iar type recently built by W. C.
road northwest and purchased by
nine rooms, two baths, is strictly
SAYS JAPAN AS NATION
IS MUCH TOO CRITICAL
TOK YO. Nov. .-laird Northcliffe,
the guest of .apane 4 newspalwr mnn
at i dinner in honor of his hbrlef visit
to Toky'o, sild, in .aidressling the its
senlajiled re prte n tat ives of the preis,
that he had ol bs.rvied the Japanese as
a nation were ilineli.d to be too Irit!
cal of the dbinis of other nutions.
If.- thought perhaps this was be
catse Japal was a young nition, and
youth was likely to be critical. lie
had a rule on his newspaperHi he maid,
that it was not right to criticise othere
while there was so ruuch at home de
serving of t riticirn.
Lord Northclhffo made a brief t all
tat the Hiritish eribassy, visited the
university, took luncheon with Vi
count ('hinda, forrner ambiassador to
Great Britain, and tea with Ilaron
oto,t thle iayor of Tokyo. lie then
left for Kioto.
WAR BOARD APPROVES
FOUR GEORGIA LOANS
The War Finance Corporation to
daV approved loans of $7;,000 to four
banks in ;. orgia, loans of $130.000
to two banks in North Carolina and
loans of $52,000 to two banks in
The War Finance Corporation also
approved a loan of $250,000 to an '.x
porter to aid in the exportation of
lobaccti to China.
Corner brick house, surround
ed by houses selling at about
-twice what I want for my six
room corner house in solid
white neighborhood. Immediate
possession. ('ash $1,000, price,
$5,000, and $50 monthly, in
eludes all interest. Apply 355
Sixth street northwest, phone
y Short Distance
lagner & Co.
t Avenue N. W.
13I4 FST NW
rnyon St. N. W.
Road N. W.
ts. N. W.
:ky Ave. S. E.
or Itself--You Can Easily
*r Enough to Make
Vernon Apartments and Other
Residential Properties Sold
The male of the Vernon Apar'tent
and reludenca i prowrt es aggregating
$1 18,0040 in value was rep.orted by the
offitce of Hedges and Middleton, ine.,
during the past week.
The following transactions were in.
eluded in this list:
The Vernon Apartrnent, at 17"4 1'
street northwest, was sold too W illave
U. and Anna I. Marvel. This is a
three-story building having six apart
ments (of five and six rooms each The
sale price was reported to have ben in
the neighborhood of $30.000.
Eliot U. Mears mold his former home
at 3708 Patterson street northwest.
This Is a detached horne having eight
rooms and bath with modern irnprove
ments and was purchased by Dir. Wim.
I'. Bernhard who expects to orC upy
the sme as his home."
Another property in 'hevy Chase,
FOR RENT Al
Randall H. I
The sale of eigh
Lyon Park. Va.. to
announced today b
sales manager f
is the largest sink)
history of Lyon Po
A $300.000 builds
fined exclusively ti
detached houses wi:
by the investor, wl
been disclosed. A hit
of moderate size ht
in Lyon Park and
meet the requirem1
siring residences o
The building siti
transaction are eml
blocks in Lyon Pa
ginia avenue. Gr<
two or three house
broken within the
construct ion work
this time on throi
With this recol
sale, the land dinl
P'ark so far in Oc
of $75.000, and for
than $200,000. TI
break all records
$86,000 WORTH C
And See These Bei
200 to Chc
TL"RM$20 a montina
I i~IUVIUPays f or it
412 Evans Building
HOW TO REACI
1. Tak e Fa',lls (Church line trolley
1 2th st reet nnd Pe11nnsylvnen in itV'r
tion C omtaOittion fare-. 10 (t' eni
2 l)ii I'e oem' i'i 1 gh~ n It, tig a
ton m 'emetery mnd Fort Myer. Teals
-1 lsho. Mtm I11. foer male'nmn I
at :thin, K'akuk street. was purcheid
.y Mrs Marls P'earce mOUth. Thb is
I a weuai-detached house, having eght
rooms and bath, hardwood floors. elec
trk lights, and hut-water heat. being
ur of an operation completed sevesl
) ears ago by John M. Henderson.
Premises 6206 Wisconsin avenue. be
ing a detached hmne of eight reesn
and bath, was purchased by Frank A.
Hitchcock from Louise H. Ether. The
purchaser, aDter completien of egin
s.ve improvements, Will take VIM
A residence in Geprgetown. $111 0
street, having sthrooms and bath, was
sold for Mrs. Aly Fisher to Ma.y I.
Majulien for investment purpee
The property at 1629 VerqaoSt
avenue was purchased by Mrs. Annie
B. Gales from Mrs. Nellie Lowe, who
formerly occupIed the same. This is
a three-story brick house having ten
roomis, with modern improvements.
and will be taken possession of
shortly by the new owner.
-4lamuel K. Gaffin bought premisee
1733 M street northwest. This is a
three-story residence, having ten rooms
and two baths, that will be held by
the purchaser for investment.
Premises 3500 U street northwest
was sold for Mrs. Elsie E. Offutt to
Mrs. Grace J. Michelson. This is a
corner house, having six rooms and
Delia H. Welch bought premises
3604 Park place northwest, a two-story
brick of colonial style, having six
rooms and bath, with modern improve
ments. The former owner was Allan
VD FOR SALE
lagner & Co.
Lt Avenue N. W.
ing Project to
this Fall in
ty building lots in
local investor was
v Ruby Lee Minar,
the property. This
e sale made in the
ng operation. con
five and six-room
I he begun this fall
lose name has not
demand for homes
.s been in evidence
these homes are to
nts of families de
medium size and
's involved in the
)raced in four solid
rk, two blocks on
and two on Vir
und for the first
s probably will be
next week and the
will progress from
gh the winter.
iosed of in Lyon
tober is in excess
the season more
Is Is believed to
for nearby Vir
F LAND SOLD IN
utiful Home Sites
I LYON PARK
at Mtt. Vernon Itailway Btatin
u( Gt off at Lyon P'ark Sta,
I MtIitnrv Iload through Arling
l,it Avenue to ILyon lork.