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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1917.
REAL ESTATE and BUILDING •» . • CITY IS HOT SUBDIVIDED TOOFAR OUT Detroit Is Just Now Be ginning To Spread PEOPLE NEED FORESIGHT Those Who Have Re tained Land Have Made Millions "Detroit has not been subdivided too far out,** de< lared a represent* five of the Detroit Heal Estate board when asked for his opinion on this question "In fact," lie continued. "Detroit has Just commenced to spread and property which may now be considered too far out will, before long, be classed aa ’close in.' "Detroit’s growth has been sensa tional during recent rears The «-ltr has grown beyond Itself tn many wars because housing facili ties and all public utilities hare been unable to keep pace with the Increase in population For this reason people have been forced t* live within a rather restricted area of the city They have become ac customed to lining in close proxim It*- to the central b'telneea section "This is a privilege, but people do not stop to reattie that they en Joy it while at »he same time they are living In an unnatural rondl tion of housing congestion For this reason pa«t experience has proved In many cities that under such conditions the foresight of the people becomes somewhat clouded and It is at times difficult to make the taxpayers perceive the nece» ally of supporting bond Issues and !• other way* stimulating the ex pansUm of the residential districts Into the open country where the fre«d <m of home lift may b« en Joyed The subdivider must necessarily he farsirhted. He has been right -17 classed as one of the most tm portant elements In the building of any city. It is hts business to look ahead and perceive the needs of the growing city so that the open country surround In*- the city may be properly developed to care for the future needs in home sites. "It la the history of every city or community of any material else that always there are certain *old limera’ who <an be heard to say; *! had a rhanoe to buy that prop rriy a few years hack at a price that would now net me a profit suf flclent to enable me to retire, but I didn’t hare the foresight * The history of Detroit show* bow many old time families havt lost millions by their lack of fore sight in failing t«> hold on to their | extensive land possession*, while, on the other hand, there arc today In IfcMrolt many families of great Wealth and afflu* nee who were far sighted enough to maintain their holdings as well a« to Invest in property which. »a* then ’too far out’ hut which now- is centrally lo cal e<| The first step In Detroit’s growth look place when the first settlers In 1701 cut a path northward thru the woods from the little stockaded settlement on the liver bank That , path has been extended until today It la Woodward ave. and the prin j ctpal thorofare In the city. As years elapsed the more ventur*- some settlers were granted land holdings out Woodward ave as re ward for their intrepidity as ’farm ers In the woods.* Some of those grants now constitute sltee for sarh buildtn?* as the Tontchartraln hiv tel. city hall, Dime' Hank building, and. in fact, the entire central bus Inee* section of ihe city. ‘ Millions upon millions In wealth have been returned to those descend ants of the settlers possessing fore sight enough to retain their land possession* The next step In De troit’s growth rame when Jeffer son. Fort. Gratiot. Michigan and Orand River ares branched off from Woodward ave.. during successive period* Not many years ago the cows grated on pastures very rloee to what Is now Times equ&re "Subdivision development Is a rw flection of the same natural condi tions that have featured the growth of the city In past years. As com i*red to many other cities of equal site, subdivisions In Detroit, as a whole, are not far out. but are made to appear so tn many Instances by th. absence of proper traction and other facilities. )n a few years from r<»vr. when housing facilities hate caught up wr|th the needs of •he cltv. the newly annexed terrl tory will be so well populated that it wt|| be close In compared to sub seouen' subdivision development that will be necessitated by the In creaaed population .’* . Msttse- -«*» |IW* MSI MM— *kil »* It>tl Ts n M lift Mate mm Builders and Traders* Exchange Maintains a Bureau of Complete Information for All Builders That the Builders* k Trader*’ permanent building expoeitioa In the i enobenot building has filled a long felt want In Detroit, owing to the fact that It haa established a bureau of Information an all matters per taining to the building Industry, and at the aaae time haa enabled vari ous manufacturers and dealer* In building material to pl*oe on per ruanent display various products from 110 factories. Is indicated in the replies being received by the ex change regarding renewal of leases (or exhibition space The exchange took possession of the fourth floor of the Penobscot building last May, when the Per manent building .exposition whs i tar ted. and most of tha leases were signed for one year. Socne of them, however, are now being renewed in advance of the date of their expira tion. and the letters aroompaaylng the renewals v* decidedly gratify ing to the uttigers of the exchange. One letter •aoeived from the Mich igan Stove company, of which U D. Yeung Is general niunxfvr, Is typical of moat of the others. Mr. Young eays: **W< wish to take this occa- Hon to express our entire satlxfnr tloo at the manner In which your GRAVEL IS AS HIGH AS COAL NOW Excavation Prices Ad vance From Five to Seven Cents BRICK SHOWS BIG INCREASE Many Other Materials Advance From 10 to 100 Per Cent Excavation In the central busi ness district, for which five cents per cubic foot »u a maximuni cost, now runs as high ns and onehalf cents p**i cubic foot and more, say local builders. Common brick, nny quantity of which could be purcl axed for $7 SO is now sold st 111 p»*r thousand; s "bstantial brick work lor which rallmates were continuously re Cnlvsd at the rate of |l6 per thou ■and In the wall, Is now figured from to *92* T.O |*er thousand Facs brick haa rl*«u over 20 per cent, and for brick which could readily be purchased at 91* per thousand l.’S per thousand is now asked. y Hollow tile which formerly hold a $4 a ton i* now bringing tl4 per ton Gravel and sharp sand, tor* former price of which wax II 65 per yard delivered, i*» now 9“ 50 per yard A load of coal coaij no more than a load of gravel. Crushed stone formerly sold at t»i* TABLOID HISTORY OF GERMANY Nation Divided and Blood-Drenched in Seventeenth (en* tury Sees New Hope in Rise of Prussia iTMs l* tb" third chapter In th* short history of Germany now appear ing In The Tim** > The question of who owns Alsace, lYance or Germany, which is sure to be one of Ike great issues of the peace conference at tho end of the present European war. waa flrat mad** acute between France and Germany by the settlement of the Thirty Years’ War, over' two and one-half centuries ago It took four years of negotiation* before the power* were able to talk out a pear# after the Thirty Years' War. and their agreement, called the Peace of Westphalia, provided that France should possess Meti, Verdun. Toul and Alsaco In per petuity In addition the religious dissen sions of Germany were for the time settled by this peace, and the prince* of Germany were made practically Independent of the em peror. The map of Germany now looked like a huge. Jumbled Jig saw puxxle, with 900 petty principalities, each claiming independence, each having Its own laws, customs, armies and court*. Moreover he peace of West phalla gave ihe** principalities the right to make Independent alliances with other powers Oermanv was now a name only, •fi at nmi. a feeble confederation The German *oll u moreover, had been utterly devasted by the three decade* of war. from IHl* to 164*. during whl*h period huge armies had lived off the land and fought o» ar It The miserable and starving popu lace got only *m reduced to eat exchange ha* benefited our cause, by our participation and cooperation on the display floor Wi seal tha* It la a vary good investment and w* are vary glad, therefore, to cofitinm it on the basla as per signed con tract enclosed ** Ths Builders’ A Traders’ pc: man ant axposltloe Is ona of the larg ast of its kind m the world. It «xs au unusually big undertaking, and idtho the officers were confident that it would bo successful It ha* proven even mors so than antici pated. New .\ppltcatlona for spec** ar»- beln* received dally, and while there Is only a limited amount va cant It I* being rapidly t«k»-n for iotarestlng exhibit*, which will ap peal to the public. In addition to th" permanent dls plays, wh'cb can be seen in tb > ex position. there Is on file a complete ► .'stem of catalog*, showing almost every product manufactured in this country m the building line. These catalogs are always available to archltei ts, contractors, »uid the g**« oral public interested In building matter*, and any Infmmatlon that I* not on flic, can be obtained by those toeking It without nny cost. oent* per t**n f o. b crusher, the price I* now || per ton. Hulk lime, formerly *5 cent* per barrel, now sells a* 140 per parrel Hydrated lime, formerly ft> per ton now sell* for 914 per ton Cement, formerly 91 per barrel, is now 12 A® per barrel Steel, which could be fabricated and erected at a cost of |f>o per ton, now bring* 9H'5 per ton Pla* ter. which sold for 94 per ton. now brings |'i 60 prr ton Building felts and paints have increased In price from 35 to 50 per ern* t’oraraon building labor has pro gressed from 22 l 4 cents per hour to !b* cents per hour, and for good mortar men 40 and to rents has to be paid Bricklayers, who formerly received ft. - * cents per hour, will s*»on be receiving ko cents per hour This must be considered tn all con tract* for future work, Hardware haa made an average advance of fiom 50 to 60 per cent. Other materials used In construc tion work have advanced all the way from 10 to 100 per cent, CHURCH AND SCHOOL IN LIST OF NEW BUILDING A two-story brick »chi*ol building to he erected on Field Grand River we niifla\Vc«t Grand blvd from p’ans prepared by M dcotnson & Higginbotham, was one of the larger cm* In the list of new work which fame from the offices of the archi l-da during the week, according to th> report of the Builders A. Trad ers’ exchange. A two story brick and stone chur* li building to be built on Town send ave, between Miller and S. hnudt als for the St. Thomas par ish wive aisu In th*- list A number of smaller project* went to make up a fair aggrcKgtc for th*’ week. The contra*!* awarded did not contain any particularly large Items, ah ho th*' volume reached satlsfac tory proportions ing grass, but actually tore down the bodies of malefactors frdgi tho scaffolds. anJ ate their flesh! Moreover, all German trade and industry had been ruined and this gave France an Immense advantage In raining complete supremacy 1n the arts and sciences, In commerce and industry. Hut in this gloomy time, one hope for Germany’s future dawned This was Prussia The first farnou** llohenfollern Fr«derlck of Nuremburg. years hw fore had been given charjre of the northeastern province of Brandon burg This was tn 1411, and hts successor*, whose capital wa* Her- Hr. had conquered Pniasia. - their neighbor to the east. This whole territory, combined under the }\<y h*naoll*rns. Anally became known aa Prussia, and developed a fierce. Independent national spirit. It be cam* one of the largest and most powerful of the state* of Germany Austria, with the llapshunrs at Its head for a whole century fol lowing 164* devoted tta attention chiefly to the Turks and to ambl tlona schemes In Italy, leaving Ger many In disorder and st the mercy of foreign aggression. Altho the Austrlsn Hapsburg* werw nomlnallv rulers of the whole empire, which Included the multi tudinous German states. Austria teemed actually to aide with France, against these verv German atate*' Fearing that the growing size and p*wer of Prussia would Imperil Au«- ♦ n*n leadership the H*p*burgw frowned on Prussia The following two centuries proved hew well founded were these Austrian fears of the rising Pm tian power SPRING TO FIND DOMES I SCARCITY _____________ 4 New Building: Has Not Kept Pace With Demands LANDLORDS PLAN FOR BUSY SEASON Vacant Houses Now Due To Normal Dullness Detroit renters face anotbsr spring of houning congestion, ae ! cording to the present Indication*. The situation will be as critical | as it was in 11116. when an unparal leled shortage of renting property »a* evident, anil rent* went to their present level*. This predic tion is made hy real estate men In spite of the fact that a cornpara [ five lull in rental activities Is at hand now. At present "For rent” advertise ments in the newspaper*, signs on house* and other indications. *how -that there are a large number of vacant hnu“«** Careful estimate* ’ tdsce th*- number of houses and flat* at g»KI. compared with 100 In September Rent* have fallen only slightly, however, and owner* are believed to he preparing for a busy spring demand * There are several logical rea ! son* for predicting that the hous ing problem will be ari\je this spring.” said 11. A. lone*, president of the H A Jones Real Estate com ’ panv. ’’N* w building has not kept pace with the city’s growth In 1916, of fle ml re|H.irts show that buildings *uffi -lent to house 90,615 people »*r. erected compared with the ar rival* for the year ending Sept. 1, 191*. whlrh were 96.102. The num ber of men who are working here and waiting until spring to move th*lr families here |* estimated at | 2.600 ’* BT)K MAKES FEW FURCHASE Bu>s More Washington-blvd. Trontatfe At State-ttt., Valued at $5,000 a Foot Frontage cm \\ a.-hingtnn ,iivd con trolled or owned hy the Hook fa:u- j lly, which ban added several big pur- , c has* * to It* holding* within the |a*t t*-w weeks, has he.-n augmented hy the buying oi 60 feet additional front j UK" on Washington and 10.'* f**-t on State--it., froili iv I*. Bird, who has been the owner for five years The pun hn ,*• w .» * nu.de for th;* Develop n.ent Corporation of I>etrolt. of which .1 ll Honk. Jr. la president. The property I* on the southwest 1 corner The price has not been nado pub lie, iuit frontage in this vicinity sells for I ’..twin to 96.000 a front foot. This purchase, as well at many olher*. was influenced hy a desire on the part of J. It. Book. Jr., to make rrrtAin that the future devel opment of this section of the city will he m keeping with the high class shopping center Immediately adjacent. It is stated. Piper Opena New Branch Walter C. I*lper announces ihe opening of a branch real estate of flee af So. 1692 Gratiot-ave. This branch will be In charge pf W. H ttemon *nd will make afsperlalty of handling Gratiot ave. properties Joins Klrby-florge-Fsleke Cos. Frank R. Kolc\ branch manager of the Johnston Optical company, of Saginaw, for the last live year*, has moved to Detroit to enter the real estate business. Mr Kolrh will manage the Falrvicw branch offlrc of the Kirby Sorgo-Frisk* company. ZULU VIOLATED IMMIGRATION LAWS, IS CHARGE I Credited with ha'lng five wlvea. all of them in Booth Africa, how ever. and claiming a family of 41 children Valdo Schlpo. a Zulu, and ! a former* Inhabitant of the South Sea Islands, was brought before Magistrate ta'gratt in Windsor po lice court Friday, to answer to a ! charge of having violated the im i migration law* The court was somewhat astound ed When Schipo began to relate hi* numerous venture* tn wedlock He fold the magistrate also that he was a soldier of fortune and had fought under the British flag for 2* year*, serving In the Boer war under Ixvrd i Robert* Ills presence in court was due tn a stabbing affair in Welland, after which he emigrated to the United fltstes He told the court that he returned to Canada to en list. DETROIT TIMES Chapter XVIII. **How can you stand It. the barr ing yourself alive In this little town?** Tod asked under cover of the gay conversation going on around us. "Ob I get along all right.** "You cent make me believe you're contented, a girl aa fond of gayety as you always were.'* "But remember I'm an old mar ried woman now. and settled down.*' Before he could make aa answer the conversation became general, and to my delight ha had no cbaooa to be personal again. After dinner we danced, and as it grow lata I anxiously watched the clock. If only Robert would come tor me! But It chimed 11, then half-past then 12. and be had not come. When I made a move to leave, Myrtle said: ‘‘The car will be at the door aa soon as you are ready Margaret, and Mr. Freeman will ride home with you.*’ I started to object, then thought how foolish it would appear, Aa tho I were attaching some Impor tance to a simple act of courtesy. T«>d was very entertaining all tho way home, and 1 waa really sorry when our short ride ended He had told me all the newa of home folks, all the little Intimate goaaip an old bachelor alwaya seems to ab sorb May I call on you tomorrow, Margaret? I have business which will k**ep me In town some time, and unless you take pity on me 1 ahull be intolerably lonely.'* ’’Why yes, I—we will be very glad.’ I hmended ‘Thsnk you!'' he said, gravely, and raised my hand to his lips M> fsre grew hot ss I rusbed up the step*, and 1 felt almost unfaith ful to Robert. But 1 knew Tod mum nothing it was only his way with all women Robert had not come In and I went at once to bed But before I fell asleep I heard his key in th* door and turned on the light to have * little chat while he un dressed "Who do you think brought me home. Robert?'' I asked. "Caldwell?" "No. indeed. Tod Freeman”’ ’ Why?” wrinkling his brows 'Tod Freeman, the rich old bach elor who wanted mo to marry him." "Oh. that simpleton' How did he happen to be there?" "He s In town on business sod is a friend of Ned.'* "It was pleasant for you to see someone from home!" casually. "Very.’’ 1 was hurt that he showed no more feeling. I had thought be might be a bit Jealous. "Well, good night!'• and that end ed the niattef as far ns he was con cern* and How often I wished Rob ert wasn’t so cold and self-con *a>ned. I know now that It was but the outer shell of him. that under neath he was all kindness and warmth—like his mother. But in those days he bo often froze me, One Woman s Story •Y CAROLYN 111CH1R. 'aamm we honor Mff WASHINGTON I or winning independence* for You can win financial inde pendence for yourself by open ing a Savings Funds Account in Home of Thrift, and keeping it up; and ail men will honor you for it. SAVE MONEY Not for to hid* It In a hedge. Nor for a train attendant; But for the glorious privilege Os betng independent, j —Robert Burns DE t WD| T , Hlf hic AN IS MILLIONS 4MIIIIO^ 20CnANDniVLH AVL DITROIT #Are You Getting Top-Notch Wages ? Don't be cinUnt with Jo at ordinary wagaa whan a llttla study will make you a “top-notehar." lyt u« teach you to ha an aasenabler. tester, repair man, hearing ar.raper, weldnr. chauffeur, etc. These positions pay big wage*, and skilled workman are always in demand Spend a few weeks In our Auto School and gat one of tba good Jobs which are slwsrs open to these man. Y. M. C. A. Auto School Classes a/a both day and night. ts you are working now. learn during spare time We hare all the latest equipment and the cooperation and assistance of most of tha prominent aum mobile companies In Ttetrolt The school is not operated for profit--tuition goes to procure a high class of Instructors and a thorough course t ome in and let ui rhow you around, or write for paniculais Address Iducatlonal Dr#cter. ftaom 103. Y. M. C. A., Detroit crowded me back upon ruyscir. that l l»ad no boart to look deeply enough to find the warmth. Rob ert baa never been a talkative man. and lately he had beeu more ailem than ever. Ha often wore a pre occupied air. that aa effectually abut me out from him aa if I were In an other room. Hla ambition waa the aboorteng factor la hla life, to tain the position he coveted he would ■weep hla path of every obstruction —no matter whom he hurt. It waa not eonaoloua eruelty, that ! know ■lmply aa overmastering determine lion to arrive at the goal he had set before him. He idolised our boy. a miniature copy of himself, yet he never al lowed hie love for him to interfere In any way with hla business. That waa drat, wife and child came afterward. Soma women, those who are wue, would have sensed his great ambi tion. and unselfishly helped to Its attainment. There are wom »o bom to love, that can give all. asking nothing, save the nearness of th«* loved one, others born to b<- loved, and who can see no happiness un less they are oonsianUy receiving. I belonged to the latter class. To be happy. I must be loved; and 1 must be constantly told that 1 was. Then there also was my intense jealousy with which 1 had to con tend Holland Innsing had not boon at the dinner because of a short absence from town, so Robert might have gone with impunity. But the neit morning as we were a 1 breakfast, he remarked "I wish you to give a little din ner soon. Margaret. There are home people ? wish to invite. Before that, however. I want you to call again on Mrs. Mulhany as I am going to l\ave them. * "Very well. I*ll call in a day or two,'* I agreed, hoping to please him "Who else yould you like to invite*" "The Caldwells. Holland,— ** BuV she's sway”' 1 Interrupted. "She comes hack today. 1 want her Invited especially. She ha« given me a good deal of businesa paylnr business, too '* **l suppose that is the only rea son you want her?" 1 asked sar castlc&lly. “!l isn't because you—- like her!" f finished lamely. "What do you mean*" 'You know very well’ I'm not so easily duped * "I ni surprised at your attitude. Margaret. You do HoMAnd a great wrong, as well as Insulting me " "I do not think I wrong her, and I surely had no desire to insult you I wanted you to know that 1 under stood.” "That's your trouble. Margaret. You do not understand. Please send out your invitations for Friday next,'* and he waa gone, without kissing me good bye, angered. I very well knew, by what I had said, but considering It beneath his dig nity to discuss It. I said nothing more. But how did he know Holland Ijtnslng was com lng back that day* CLARK ALUMNI END MEET HERE Alumni of Clark college, Worces ter, Mass, will bring a two days' convention held in the Hotel Rtat ler, to n close Saturday evening, with a banquet in the hotel. The toastmaster will be Adolph Am selml, 'IS. and speeches will be made by George ti Harts, *lt, W. J. Wilson. 15. Elmer A. Harring ton, *OS; Alfred J. Pe.rkham, *O4. and Janies B. Toner, dean of (he col leg** The visitors were entertained Bal urdsy morning, with an automobile drive around the city, followed by luncheon In the Morel Tuller A theater party to the eDtroit opera "BUILD FOR THE ACES WITH lit— SUFFUSg* a a*i« ha United fuel & jui>i»iv (o fK fi msiv;" BUILDING SUPPLIES CHEKRT J*j6o J COAL & COriL * Alss sslllsf • -HOTTER THAN SUNSHINE. U.P.tl COAL** Put Your Money in a Mud Bank Nothing hut foresight stands between you and pauper ism. “The mill will never grind with the water that has 1 passed.” Judicious investmnet of savings will insiireprocparitp. Investment in real estate is absolutely safe. The THOMSON WOODS SUBDIVISION will not only he a safe, but also a most profitable forest* I ment. It is within the city limits—will nave aD the dtp I improvements—will be less than ten minutes’ ride to the I Ford Factory—will be served by the best street ear ear- I vice Detroit has ever known. f I The lots are large and well restricted. The streete km I w |de with parked centers. The prices are right and terms very easy. The price includes sewers, water, oement side* I walks, shade trees, etc. 98 per cent of the people procraa I tinate. 2 per cent own two-thirds of the real estate. Be I one of the 2 per cent. Do it now. The choice lota go ftrat I ELWOOD M. REED, Exclusive Agmt Phone Cadillac 5292. 1827 Majestic BM*. DETROIT Automobiles and Accessories Hoilier Eight lr.£s£: S9BB I lALKIStKIM AM) SKRVICB ITATIM, IM*-» WO9RWARD AWia THE F.IISAIID r. LtfOJI (V. rttO.YB SORTS Ml I Marion-Handley and Briscoe I MOTORCARS I.F.FilterttwCmpMf I Dial rlNa tor* far Kaatarn Mich. IUI-U Hoodvl PbM« Msfhß BBM | riupmobile ® rhaa# Harkrt l#i Advance NO I ls f TO TAX-I*A Y I*: It S ST AT E COUNTY TAXES Payable from M;ir 1 to Si <1 roll Isi\\ i t li- Otl t I*oll2l It \ . I I*l. It Cent. Addod A | >r. I . bouse was given frWliy nseaMfl oftrera will precTSs t*n^hnSpJj Saturday even tig, eai aeaispfifl ing an la formal h nakfa* wfl if given ip the Ratal Tndnr Niff goodbyes ara aoM. Changed Wt* Altering *Mpefl% 1 A federal warrant was I—ad. fhaft* urday. for Moat Font, n Chi a me. who is chsrtsd wlih knvtnc unlaw* fully gained admission in the Unlfni ttiatee. Alteration of psisports In iiwslis the government efMali la charged in the indlctmonL Witeh aaa returned by the ktell |NM jury at the last iltilng u’zxzxe: tns&ssrt PAGE 5