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:- : 6?? . r lib "'"'' mi i i .r i i i ,,t . , , , ,, )-- ,, mi, mm i I n . ii ' . ?' " . " T! Saf ' - ' "- . I - - . , ... ,., OUTLOOK FOR REAL ESTATE IN 1915 v BRISK IN ALL SECTIONS OF THE CITY Apthy in Monetary Transactions as Re sult of War Rapidly Subsiding Cost of Property Operations This Year Nearly up to 1913. gylfiOO More Two-story Dwellings Erected. reac unice buildings Swell 1914 Total Investment Activity Last July Greatest in Ten Years. Nov. 2.V-N. K cor. TVnlnut end 18th streets, the Mcllvam rrtmnt haute, assessed foOO.OOO for 1MB. "?" I"1,'21 Ivalrut street, reported sold Jo Vldener Interest, which control . Iha Btock Ktchonse. J,!5S 21-Tl,- Walnut iitrct, lot 18.8 by 100 feat. CmlR.Hcberton to Samuel U lirumtmuicli (who also purcrwseil H2H 31 Wmmit street several months pre viously from tht sharpies ertato for ntout 1250,000) , ... .".12S000 Nov. M.iyV 16th Wrni Walnut ' streets', lot 3.1 by lift was transferred by Oeorgo A, lluhn In part -payment for the ItellovuyCourt office tuilldln?, irmiaierrou w mr, JIUIin SUUject to n morlKaKS of $300,000 and an annual KEUi ?UWV ( les-s east aide, prlvl o .v,v,,u BIIU Mil HllllUni tn rinirirtk I 11.1,1 . windows and doors on Tito year 1314 contained many monetary f entitle ot Interest It started with evory prnmls. of ncttvo conditions and held this trend until tho close of tho month ot July, wbn tho beginning of tho war halful all monetary transactions. June SO at tho end o( tho first six tlimiLb. in Annratkun nt 71X Iti 4lt i,i,.1im,. ' ot dntraflnns and an Increase of $2U,t15 In cost of permits was shown. Tho month ot July was tto most actlvo for ten years. In August the total of permits taken, out how a railing; oft of $000,000 from tho corresponding month In 1913, and tho low est amount expended In building opera tions for ten years. September and Oc tober wore, waiting months, tho latter to taling J2S,50 less In building operations than 1911 While Improvement Is noted, tho months of Novombor and December nhow de crease In activity. Conditions sro caused, of course, di rectly by tho tightness of morioy, uncer talnty and worldwldo conditions. RECORD OP PERMITS ISSUED. 1013 Charntter. Pints, Oper. Divollne one etory A KwoUlnM, tw itorr M0 pirolltngs. tires story....... 1173 gwellnirs. four atory,. 2 Dwelling, frame ........... 27 Tenement sn Apartments .i. n Stables , lit) Manufactories 71' Workshops C1 Oarages 318 Offlco buildings 2S Btoroa .i 37 Warehouses,., 2J' ICngino and boiler. is Churches 18 Schools . ,. ii 3l4ls , 2 1t,.i. ' HospHniB Chaiitablo Institutions.., SepotK Clubhouses 'Parish buildings Places of amusement .... MlwellancouB buildings Additions Alterations 'and repairs.. Miscellaneous work. Heatera Mre-scopci Ellen ........ Power house drain elevators Convents irtreprooflne: Gymnasiums Jviundry Library bulMlnp Dormitory buildings ..... RrldRr Railroad station floor being 43 feet fronl the street level. Tho foundation footings are 14 feot lower. When completed, tho Wldonor Build ing will represent nn Investment of $8,750,000. Tho contract calls for comple tion In May, 191E. DIO BALDS IN CENTRAL SECTION. Jan. Hi-loot Chestnut street, 20x8.1.71 Joseph W. dros to Edward I'. Whit I.Sl,i. "ed $30,000; mortcago .$23,000 ,..,. , ,. Norn. March 20 S. Ii, corner of Chestnut and uuinifcr, iol uxiu-i. wiin ;jh reel on Drury street! Tradesmen's Trust Com p.iny, receivers, to Hoy A. lleyniann..$100,000 Ftb. 10-Old llrlggs llldlrit Academy, north sldo Chestnut street, 20 feet west Kid street, lot 20Sxti; Hammctt estate to Kahn & Oreenbere, 1.10,000 Tho same buyers acquired the northwest corner or 23d and Chestnut streets, lot 20x0S, from cstato of lluch Craig, deceased, for ntiout $410,000. A concreto automobile tales building has been erected en the entire block. Tho last property has been assessed at $200,000 for 1915, and the south sldo ot Chestnut street, from 23d street to tho Hotel Avista, at $175,000. This InBt ha3 been Improved by a handsomo building used for automobile Interests.- iDecember 5 S09-11 Chestnut street, bo- l 4 '. 1 :'! 74 . IM , i.nrto 3.378 2,404 M5 .112 iai 4 4,401 C28 12 27 34 :i lit! 72 GO ivtn 28 411 23 II 18 11 U 1 4 1 :t 74 102 l.tair, .i.tvii 2, mn M.I 327 is.: n n i i Cost. $1,110 I),n34,tl2.-. 2,742,0.10 102,000 r.7,000 1,138,200 iiin8,ono 13.1.(100 3.44S.MKI 180.750 402,:iMI 2,081.130 2.11,8ns 1,1 TO, 000 41,000 ai4,7,-i0 3,081,110 21,700 M1.3.10 200,000 400.000 200,(100 noo.oon 00,500 tn, ooo 1,720.74.-. 4:io,4ir, 4.788,4II,; s,7rn,3o 411,540 2r2,oi..l 87,08.', 21,070 10O,WX 7iri.ono n7,ooo 21,000 23,000 Pmts. 1014- Opcr. D D i,oot 0,10.1 204 48.1 S S 18 III 20 31 1 1 01 01 6.1 ' 0.1 02 02 304 3SS 20 20 20 8 1.1 0 3 'i 4 4 -8 I 25 132 l.MT 3,001 1,012 .107 108 138 07 30 8 in o a 'i 4. t 's 1 23 337 1.CS2 .1.188 2.0110 420 10S 138 10,501 18,813, $38,703,830 0,314 Cost. $14,303 12,871,200 2,303,703 03,000 82,030 001,500 7,000 123,703 2,08.1,073 175,800 410.2(H) C,07,n73 .'10.1,013 3.14,273 401,150 .101,400 000.123 45,300 "ihViooo 238,000 77,150 3.Vi"r,66 10.000 CO.1,100 111,040 3,211(1,770 2,187,302 408,103 181,110 31,810 .10,320 1,131,000 "W,3i5 87,200 "Ys'.bm 10,800 73,200 1,000 17,500 15,107 t J Pd ..... AIortgngCB BUllMAnr OP DUBES AND MORTQAQDa RECOnDED. 1(113 ,...31.304 ... 0,770 Total value, 208.000 , $'12,011,000 ia,z 11114. 30,022 20,070 Tlieoo tablos do not Include December 30-3 REMAKKABL.T3 SHOWING. An analysis of a statement of this kind would not be possible here. The total cost of operations approxfmatoly Ja only $3.C02,718 less than In 1913. This Is remarkable under existing conditions. In the item for ofllce buildings Is In cluded the "VVldener Building and tho Bell Telephone Building at 17th and -Arch streets, both -well under way, which prac tically make up tho advance In that Item over 1913. While the transactions In mortgages were more numerous, the total shows they were of less Importance, the total value being approximately $100,000,000 less than 1913. The total of deeds recorded la $M,000,000 less than that of tho preced ing year. November 30 witnessed the rush to put deeds on record and avoid the war tax, effectivo December 1. On that date 915 deeds were recorded, nearly 300 more than tho total the day before the Span- fail-American war tnv hAma .na..nfttr.. About $30,000 in tax was saved by this ac tivity. Tho mortgage for $1,000,000, recorded on December 2, William Wharton, Jr., & Co. to the GIrard Trust Company, ob tained on the Wharton Switch Works, 24th and Washington avenue, Is tho largest recorded In this county for sev eral years. On December 28 only 26 deeds were re corded, showing the extent of the holi day season, dullness. CENTRAL HEAL, ESTATE. The most Impressive development of the year Is seen In the ofllce buildings going up around tho City Hall and tho Wldener Building, rapidly going up on the Mint Arcade site, Juniper nnd Chestnut streets. This building will bo tho latest word In real estate along tUo lino of offlco buildings. It will havo 18 floors each 10 by 200, above grade and two floors below, the lower basement $35,101,132 Total value. $71,042,000 82,817,000 1, 1014. May 5-1327 Walnut street, lot 20 by 120 feet, ltlchard q. Parte to rhlllp it. . Muller (Aesewd $12.1,000) "ii Dee 11-1122 Waljilt stwf. lot o ly ' J01 ft. (nescssod $00,000), Bold by Sheriff 'or . 00,000 Wnlnut street shows nn ndvanccd scale of land values, nnd tho change to busi ness west of Brond street Is taking place in uvuh u snorter time than wns ex pected. In aharp contrast to conditions nt Broad and Walnut arc conditions nt 8d nnd Walnut strcels. Very few Increases wero mndo In assessments for 1915 nt this point, tho argument used to tho assessors beltltf tlint tlin r,tnnvnl nf tlm CInM1. tn.. change had resulted In decrease of rentals nnd many vacant properties. Tho growing Importanco of the port and the probablo Increase In commcrco nnd shlppllng is looked to ns n possible factor In tho value of all property cast of 4lh street. East of 13th street, as far ns 10th street, prices aro lngglng, ns properties havo not been Improved, mid there nro too many "For ealo" signs visible. BHOAD STIIEET. Tho most notablo events of tho year possibly nro tho completion of tho nrldl- tlon to tho Rttz-Carlton Hotel, nt Broad and Walnut streetB, and tho Majestic Hotel nt Broad street and G-lrard avenue, on October E. Tho Majestic was assessed at $700,000 and sold to tho Fidelity Tltlo find Trust Cotnnnnv nt TJ1 Blinn,l. $C51,O0O. In August plans wore approved for a fotir-stotv brick addition to tho club- llOUSO 131-11. lrt Knrlli Tlt-nnl (,-, -I I... 150, Loyal Order of Moose, to cost $140,000. The nrcscnt vnlim nt thn nrin,.., i ?a 000, making tho club holder of $210,000. On December 4, 112-4 North Broad street, lot 51 by 180, was sold by Percy L, Ncel, president Auto Sales Corporation, to J. R. McAllister, president Franklin Natlonnl Jnn' The property was assessed at 7 325, 000, Broad nnd South streets were started into activity by the sale of tho old resi dence of Dr. J. Rhea Barton, northwest corner of Broad and South streets. Six stores have been erected on Broad street and ton on South street. Tho First Unltod 1'resbvtorlnn rMmrM. ,-... !....... ....., owuitnYuai. tutiivr of Brand nnd Lombard streets, has been .u uuu a commercial building will soon appear. Tho Darley property, 610 South Broad street, is for sale. Better prices and activity In tho coming year are confi dently predicted at this point. MARKET STREET VERV ACTIVE. S!!7"i ,wUh " ond 15 -v' -d 'et ?-. ,.2.V0 Commerce street, O. W. B. I'letchcr'lo Edward ai. Harls, mort- .w.Kec n."d ground rent $157,400 Nominal An 8-story reinforced concrete loft and auto saleB building, 208x143 Is in courso of erection, January 8-N. E. cor. Market and V,uter streets. John IT. Perkins to Tliomaa II. Dudlev .IflrVl! nnra, nt $03,000 01,000.00 feet on the east tine and Its feet on Fark r?ay, and will cost $1,230,000. Greater activity Is looked for in West Arch street. In the section of East Arch street from 12th street to Broad street properties nro neia ior speculation. 11117" ere and sellers there aro too far apart. Somo needed improvement and less signs would move everything for sale. WEST PHILADELPHIA. Tho part of Philadelphia lying west ot thfl Schuvlklll Ittrer la of mich mat nlzo that a review of the situation Is beyond the scope of this article. For many years tlib most active development has been go ing on. In 1914 tho activity perhaps slow ed down a little, but what has been done is niung- 1110 11110 ot oeiier quality. Attention can bo called to tho vicinity of Baltimore avenue and COth street. All of tho ground In this vicinity has boon restricted Dy an agreement Deiwcen own ers, and a largo number of high-class dwellings have been completed tho last year and many moro nxe under way. Cobba Creek Parkway, between 69th and GOth streets, on tho north sldo, Is well built up. , A very good building boom nppears in iuu ivuusuowno n-vcnuo uistnct octwecn 54th nnd 60th streets, and there aro many others. Special mention must bo made of E2d nnd COth streets. Thcso business thor oughfares show advances their entire length, taking the proportion of a boom In tho vicinity of Market strcot. It is hoped a trolley lino will bo put on 46th street, as this Is much needed and would bo welcomed by all Intorests. iT.nnrnatnr. Atunnn fv.nt JOIt. . Idlli streets, Is tho shopping district of a very large section nnd rent cstato for salo or rental Is In the sharpest demand. Sales In 1911 havo been at advanced prices. In tersecting streets and lino transit facili ties nro tho underlying causo. Tho latest salp, mado within a week, 4074 Lancaster nvenuc, Patrick McOar voy to Harper D. Shcppard, lot 18x100, assessed nt $6500, sold for $10,750. It is a good tlmo to get together on a few vital points about this attractive part of Philadelphia. Tho troublo In West Philadelphia Is largoly that tho building trade has been strangled by the erection of too many two-story stores nnd dwellings and forced upon tho market later. It Is believed by many real cstato men that tho flat nnd tho two-family apart ment havo greatly injured tho slnglo dwelling, without creating an advance In tho price. Very few aro sold and they generally appear In trades. Bettor conditions could bo reached if In tho coming year it limited number of all classes of dwellings aro built, tho market given tlmo tn Int tin tutiraniu in population catch up, nnd buy thoso already erected. Also, ns far as possible tho unreliable Btraw builder should be ellmlnnted. However, oven with manifest overbuild ing, nil agree in tho West Philadelphia district that tho coming year has great possibilities. th deadline of derelopmant the section. NORTHWEST SECTION. Tho Northwest flection has been very nulet the last year. Tioga is slowly ro- ta.uu . 4l. .Ait m 1iA Itnfl nnn (.U1V1UIS All111 M.O OIIVWA ...w ,- . downs In grading caused by Iho abolition of grade crossings on the line of tho Philadelphia and Reading Railway. 4 1 Mi,. u. r-,..,....!.. .lu.l. mm tn ill. of tho Odd Fellows' Home, Is a lino square of new porch-front dwellings, put up In the last year. At Park avenue, McFerren street and 13th street, In tho 43d Ward, nn operation of 43 dwellings Is under way, and many others could bo mentioned, Tho consensus of opinion of brokers is commence in ins tuturo, GERMANTOWN. Conditions in Getmantown for tho year 1914 havo been rather apathetic, except in West Pelham, Tjpsar and In tho Chclten avenuo and Ogontz trolley district. In these sections selling prices and rentat values havo been strong and mcdlum-slzcd dwellings havo been tho rule. Thero Is nn operation on East Cltelten avenue, opposlto tho Catholic college, of fine, large, semldotachcd, three-story dwell ings, on about 600 feot of frontage. Tho flat, or two-family dwelling, has llUb BIllllCIl U" tUU 0I1IBIU uticiiiue, 1,1- l.tlnllnn ft 41. la tfl-.il It.n ..ftt l.An mt ail uvuii u& una nt.ii, un nu, usvn aw general as In West Phtladolphla. Tho outlook Is very good, and tho gen eral Impression Is that spring will see an Improvement nit along tho lino. CHESTNUT inLL. Chestnut Hill has had a quiet year, and buyers nnd sellers havo been rather far apart. Tho cstato of Samuel Good man, deceased, has been parting with real cstato. This has exerted somo little pressure upon tho market. JaU 14 Northwest sld Itex avenue, 70 feet nest dcrrrnntown avenue, lot un-.w, wuuiou A. uwun Ull IU JtlgA.- nnder II. Ijino June 1 Corner Chestnut avenue and SwJn..J,rc,!ti Louie" T. Goodman to Radcllffo Cheston, M. D.: 100x150.... ifri!1-,'?umm't.ttV'nuo nnd Chestnut JJ'II flallroidi Ixiulso T. Goodman to iJ?n'i,J Bheble to .Eastern Real Es- V?,t,c"-m.p.25yi. 0l.4V,xlrrcRular sPt. 14-18 chestnut Illll avenue; Ilan- . rro.. 4-iliiYrtA nf ithld China company, o. ..o . - - class ot work Is encouraging. The Parkway mado substantial progress .. Mh.ama In 1Q11 west Ot L-osan ojuu.it ..."... . The Increased faro ort tho ralifcaas ims 8,750 15,000 18,000 MiVii.f ,,"", o amry vaux uucKicy; oO.iyxlrregular " ' 22.000 -.-. imiiniuit'ii uy uiarv vniix ifiir-r ley to St. .Paul's P. E. Church, ot caused prospective purennser- '""" sncclal Inquiry for homes along trolley ES n-nd as 69lh Street Terminal Is the nearest flhd best connecUon to the central part of tho city, It Is only natural that ground along tho roads ofthe Phila delphia and Western, and tho West Ches ter Traction's branches to West Chester, Ardmore, Media nnd Colllngdal04WH bo In demand. The location of tho new AronlmlnK-GOilf r-i.,1, nnrtii nt TirnTnl Hill, lias added a great attrcallon to tho Immediate vicinity, while tho growth of Drexol Hill within the last two years has boen phenomenal. Tho dwellings aro of a hlgh-oaes subur ban typo. Most of tho land closo to 69th Street Terminal Is situated In Upper Darby township. This township Is of the flrot class nnd Is governed by a "board of com missioners. Evory city convenience is afforded prospective builders, such ns schools, pollco and fire protection, churches, gas, eloctrlo light and Spring field water. Tidewater sewage Is being Installed. A now doVelopmont is now being projected along Springfield road on tho now trolley to Medio, nnd will be ready for salo In tho early spring. Tho electrification of tho Main Line of tho Pennsylvania Railroad will tend to start uoveiopmcnt nearer tne city longing to the John Dobson estate, and vacant for ten years, was leased to tho United Profit Sharing Company, a sub sidiary corporation of tho United Cigar Stores Company, The building Is to bo altered. Tho rental Is about $12,000 per annum. The northwest corner of 8th and Chest nut streets Is now fully rented. Tho old building of tho Commercial Trust Com pany, Idlo for 13 years, has been rented to a Arm of Jewelers. This practically clears up the idlo property, and is a dis tinct feature of tho year. $2,750,000 BANK SALE. One of the most notablo transactions was the salo of tho Franklin National Bank, at tho northeast corner of Broad and Chestnut street, to John Wanamaker, for $2,750,000, tho bank tnking In part nav- ment lot Nos. 1410-18 Chestnut Btreot, with a frontage of 54 feet by 230 feet to San som street, at about $1,250,000. A bond issue of $1,545,000, it Is believed, has been obtained on tho Broad street property, which at the price reported in dicates $27,500 a front foot for a lot 100 by 100 feet. This takes the record prion from tho Sautter property, which adjoined the Real Estate Trust Company to tho east. lot 23 by 160, and sold May 25, 1907, to the trust company for $23,700 a front foot. This was a special value, as tho trust company had to protect its light, which was estimated as nn item of at least $160,000 In the sale. WALNUT STREET. Jan. 21821 Wnlnut street, 2.4 by 90 ft.; assessed $20,000 $20,000 April 10 N. E. cor. 22d and Walnut streets. Handel and Haydn Ii. and L. Asm. to Frank P. Smith (gross prop May7 U-il26 Wainut"8tVeVt',23.B,by C'00 100.1015 rt. ..'. ...: ..noooo Company ot Philadelphia to (Morris Wenier, lot 10.U by 113 70,100 January 01111 Market strcot. In quirer onice. lot 20 It 11 In. to Commerco stroet: s. Snollenbure ot ol. to Salllo D. Elvcrson 400,000.00 February 10-1211 Market streot, 20x 110, Kiound rent $101.50, Buck estato to R. C. Hutchinson .. 230,000.00 June 0412-14 Market street. East Market Street Realty Company to July 7301 Mnrkct Btreot. lot 18x18, sold by Sheriff 20,158.33 rcbniary 3312 Market etreot, Six 10.1 4, sold by Sheriff (assessed $05,000) 03,700,00 J'lly 28-S. W. comer. 21st and Market streets, Henry Magco to Michael P. Wnlsh, lot 20x123 30.000.00 October 30318 Market street, 18.0K xlrreg. (assessed $44,000) 40,000.00 In West Market street a four-story store and loft building, 1906-8 Market street, owned by Colonel Harris, cost about $2000 a front foot' for Its site. Tho southwest corner of 19th and Market streets is held at $2500 a front foot. Activity and sharp Improvement in East Market street dates from the success in tho wooden block paving and bettor light ing ui 1110 mrcet. ARCH STREET EVEN WITH PARKWAY. Jan. 01312 Arch st lot 22x150: sold by Sheriff $28,500 Jan. 10 1811 Arch St., lot 22x100; as sessed $17,500 20,000 Feb. 3 2127 Arch St., lot 18x102..., 0.875 Feb. 3 520-31 Arch St., lot 38.4xlrreg. 70,500 Mch. 4 1017 Arch at,, est. Richard A. Connor to City of Philadelphia 38,500 Mch. 251511 Arch St., lot 24.0x175; assessed $74,500 85,000 Mch. 281007 Arch St., lot 21.0x100; est. John C. McCurdy to City of Phil adelphia 44,803 Mch. 301510 Arch St.. lot 20x178; Charles Waley to School District of Philadelphia 70,000 Mch. 31 1521-3-5 Arch at., lot 08x iio.t; Aiico u. wetnerlll to School nlHlPlnf fit Tlhllnrf.lnl.ln AtAIAA. Sep. 10 N. W. Cor. 10th and Arch sts.. lot 10.8x88; R. ICenney to City of Philadelphia, 29,000 Oct. 1 505 Arch at., 4-story building, lot 10.8x65; assessed $10,000; sold by B. T. Freeman & Co.... 15,060 November 25 Northwest corner of 17th and Arch streets tho flno terra cotta six story building of tho Methodist Church Extension Association Is nearing comple tion. It is assessed, unfinished, at $133,000 for 1915, Tho 15-Btory tulldlng of tho Bell Tele phone Company, on tho northeast corner of 17th and Aroh streets, is rising rapidly. It will havo tho honor of being one of the flrst buildings completed on th Pnrtr. way, It occupies a lot 88 feet on Arch street, 139 feet 4 Inches on 17th street, 163 SOUTHWEST SECTION. The real estate outlook for tho coming year in this section Is exceptionally good. There will bo moro building done In 1913 than there has been for several years, the demand fully Justifying the invest ment Of special noto Is tho erection by a prominent builder of 178 dwellings, with StOreS nt tlm rnrnnva n U,L. .( -. 2Ja street between Jneknnn nni tuiie streets, nnd cast side of 21th street, be tween Jncksnn nnri itrvti? B.AA a onernt on hv ti. ,,..,- i...m.j . ,, houses on 27th street, Ettlng street, 2Sth --.e., unu iMewKiric street, rrom Reed street to Tasker street, is planned. Many other operations could bo men tioned In this pnrt Of tho city, and all Vrli B rcPort the boat kind of outlook. Tho Passyunk avenuo bridge, which Is now opened nnd graded to Its intersec tion with 63d streot, without doubt has been a great public improvement. In nuM111?1! 1 th stlm"l"s to this part of Phllndelnhtn If ftr,nn ..- .1 ... . .. ... . ,,,, ul, BUUiIleaB( west Philadelphia to nil sorts of improvement. Ono of the great benoflts claimed Is tho possibility of hotter accommodation for school children hv n halt.. I.,.tt....( either sldo of the river via the bridge. SOUTHEAST SECTION. Actlvo conditions also have prevailed tho last year in the section east of Broad street and south of Pino street. Thn fin. mand for dwellings Is well maintained, and a great many largo tracts hnvo been sold to builders. Dwellings are going up in many parts. Among these can be men tioned; An operation of 92 dwellings to be erected on tho site of the ola Cemetery, Passyunk avenuo ana Tasker street. Nearlv IDA twn..inr ,.m IU. ...H uw u . cimiijD, Willi 1 Stores at rnnrnrn frnm 1,4 ... J4t. . 1 - - - -- -- - -.. hu tu im airtrct 1 miner street to l'orter street. One hundred and slxty-two dwellings were erected In 1911 on Rttner street, GladBtono street aniRoseberry street, be tween Front and 2d streets, and 60 dwell ings were started on the east side of Front etreet, from Jackson street to Rlt ner street. Property at this point Is rented and sold eaBily. With certain ao tlvltv nredicted for the, inituoi.ioi ..i. llshments along the river, It Is likely to "'D nicuiro m coming activity in the building world. Great Impetus will be given to dha en tire section from river to river south of' Oregon avenuo by the- removal from that street of tho traoks of tho Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company, This today Is Same tran Chestnut Hill 22,500 "cm cstato is In very strong hands In tins section, and tho outlook is full for bettor things. ROXBOROUGH AND VTCTNITV. Tho 21st Ward gives tho usual good ac count of itself. Values havo been low cnouffh for somo tlmo to afford an op portunity for tho suburban homo seeker to obtain what ho wants at figures which aro much below other localities less favorably situated. Tho year has been extremely dull and qulot. It must bo said, however, that whllo tho manufactories havo felt tho depression caused by re duction of tho tariff and tho war, tho lat ter Is bringing work In many departments of Industry. This indicates a most favor able situation in tho coming year. NORTHEAST SECTION. Logan, the York road section, nnd out In tho 23d Word tho samo conditions nro prevalent. Thcro has been a great deal of building. Among others, 31 dwellings and cornor stores were erected on tho east sldo of Old York road, north of Wy oming avenue. On tho east sldo of Old Tork road, be tween Courtland street and Wyoming avenue nnd intersecting streets, is a flno operation of 8S dwellings. A flno operation of 75 houses was built On 13tll street nml nnmnn al..nl l.nntftA Courtland and Wlngohocklng streets. Moro than one-third of this operation was sold .beforo tho dwellings wero ready, for oc cupation. Nearly 200 two-story dwellings havo been put up on Allegheny avenue, from Front street to B street. Ground on the Northeast Boulevard has advanced from $10,000 per ncro to $100 U, UUJll xuot. GRADD CROSSINGS. Progress has been mado In plans for clovating traclts in South Philadelphia and tho northeast section. Chief Webster, of the Survey Bureau, has sent to Councils plans for bridges to take tho placo of grado crossings nt Lin den avenue, Holmesburg; Godfrey ave nuo near Fern Rnekr &l ntnkt ninv, Eth street over Remllni- tntnUa nt North Penn Division; Dlnmond street, nenr Gienwood avenuo, over Now York Division of Pennsylvania Railroad. HIGHWAYS OVER CREEKS. Tho following bridgos aro planned: Ono on lino of Orthodox street over Frank ford Creek; ono carrying 68th street over West Chester branch of Pennsylvania Railroad Company and over Cobb's Creek, ""sum, Duerwooa avenue over Indian run; Morris Park, Overbrook. The benefit to theBo sections named by tho approval ot tho plans hardly oan bo overestimated. FRANICFORD. The 23d Ward has had a rathor quiet year. However, a very fair amount of high-class building lias been done. It la a waiting tlmo for better money condi tions and tllA AlAVftferi tfHl-r,,4 aft tft talked about. It would take very little to start a boom, and great confidence is ex pressed by torokers, Ono broker said: "Summing up the situation, unless something unforeseen happens to disturb tho present outlook, I look for an actlvo real estate Vnarkot for 1915." GENERAL COMMENT. Architects and builders aro preparing plans and bids on a large amount of work outside of Philadelphia, for the United Gas Improvement Company's plants throughout the country, for en largement of tho plant of the Campbell's Boup Company, tho Victor Talking Ma- HrNnLTl DWETLTNO RULES. ' Tho two-family house has not gained on tho single dwelling throughout Phil adelphia. Citizens still seem to desire tholr sleeping quarters' separato from tho living rooms, and tho advantages of their own yard. Then, ngatn, tho two-family houso proposition Is not easily sold to Investors, who still dcslro tho slnglo houso with a slngto tenant, and monoy can very easily bo tied up In two-family houses. Although tho porcentngo of tlfnflf tnlrrlit nnnnn tfftftlft If tftnn "". ....o. ..flft.... U.UUV.IIVj ,W UWCO not seem to bo sufficient to bring buyers. tsinco 1110 outbreaic or tno European war, with tho attending depression of tho financial market, sales of real cstato havo not boon brisk. Conditions grad- liriltif nift IttlnPA.tlMW nm.t t. tt.A flrnn II.m financial market Is running in its usual courso, tnero win no tno normal acmanu for real estate. 'WOMAN WITH MAM'S BRAIHT MOUSES FEMININE SCORN Mrs. Imogen Oakley Resents i r ...!' s. r. r- a m introduction 01 i-r, -nrm Shnw as Reverse of Com- nlimeniarv. Jf STRANGE POISONING REVEALS 2 WOMEN IN LAWYER'S LIFE Mother Who Took Mercury and Gave It to Babies, Dying, Says Rogers Is Her Husband. NEW YORK, Doc. 3L Tho mystery In the mercury poisoning caso of Mrs. For lya Elton Rogers was partly lifted last night. Two womon, ench of them acquainted personally with the other, figure In the romantic Ufa of Rogors, tho Parle Row lawyer who yestorday paced tho halls of Lebanon Hospital on tho ragged edgo or dementia. Ono is Mrs. Caroline Giddlngs Rogors, sister of Prof. Franklin H. Giddlngs, Columbia Unlvorsltv'a firninim nnrtnlnn-lof Tho other, a littlo Southern woman who in her days of kilts ran hand in hand at play with tho now distinguished-looking lawyer, lies dying of mercurial poisoning In a room beforo which Rogors was walking. with her 8-month-old baby, Loretta, dead from tho poison tn the hospital's morgue, this woman whispered through her agony that sho was tho wife of tho lawyer. She whispered wildy that sho loved tho man, but of herself and her famllV She tnlri nnlMnr. ftftftf .1... 1 ..,...,., V.VD111 umk uur name was Ida Snlffen Rogers, and that ..u wua mo motner or tno-two little chil dren whom sho poisoned beforo sho at tempted to end her own llfo. But before District Attorney Martin Rogers denied ono of tho women. Which ?t5fW?d no te- But " ono of tho District Attorney's questions, he Baw a slnlstor meaning. "If YOU nn THnfrlftf Afft .. j. dared, "aro looking ? a" case of ,,,n.my' can "ssure you that you aro n" l',"".."- Th J". Kearny i, aU ther IWBtions. Rogers remained tw'tiMi fn, h,s examination by answer" ' Bal3, "J refuso That Rogers was married to Carollno Giddlngs in Chicago is taken as fact by1 " JPS. .Of tho littlo woman dying nTar.' eera woula nko no statement He Identified the tiny body of the baby ftST6. .aa, hb chlId' ana wh8 S o fell to his knees In a burst of agony. Ho beciriwl Ithnr l.ft ft. 4., ... V .. that ho mfirhf iriiir,, ii. !.". rfonfi, - - - , ... ddh oeioro Yhi,rdaSnIffon Nostra sought death and 'Why sho wished to tak. her littlo Br3 thIS hr' remalna Bt"1 W ?ft. thre Pwons on earth-as far as fS ,c? lnvctigators yesterday-know ono Is tho dying womnn, who claims him as her husband, and one is Dr. W G Hague her physician, who camo to tho littlo frame homo at the call of tho woman. She told him she knew of. the other woman. Mrs. Carollno Giddlngs Rogero, thathMdmHnTrL1,ved'n avh styled the Madrid Apartments, E53 Rlverslda Drive, up until October 1. She told him M.'i'S.t'"?.1. T J?e Conner and to ti District Attorney she declared in a soft of NewrnYoarCk.ent " B tlT" ThA rnlAilvA Vfllrift of 111 ft femlntnn J brain as compared with tho masculine ono Is being discussed right merrily In' Philadelphia by thoso womon of the city who have been accrodltod with more thatf W tho customary amount of gray matter"! ever since tho Rev, Dr. Anna Howard Shaw took such vlolont exception to n mero man's Ill-chosen method of Intro ductng her to an audience. ,,fThrt TtAtf. Tir. Annn TTawh m,M tho woman with tho man's brains," said tho poor dear In his best manner, think ing thoroby to pay tho lady his cholcost compliment; but littlo did ho reek that by his Innocent remark tho wrath of tho fcmlnlno thinking world would be brought down upon his head. "A tnntl'n lirtlttlB iMftftrl ' nntA Itr. -- ....... u v...w, tttuuuu, OIUU 1UJ0. Imogen Oakley, prominent clubwoman nt.,1 n,tft..f taMt-l. - (..l t-.. . "u MKfc nuinur iur uiviu uottcrmont, "and, forsooth, was Doctor Shaw sup posed to bo flattered by that introduc tion? I ntn qulto In sympathy with her resentment. Supposo a man's brain Is a bit larger than a woman's, as is popu larly supposed, though I am Inclined to dlsagreo with that what possiblo differ ence could it mako? "In measuring intelligence It isn't at all, n. nllABtlftn nt 1,mn M.....1. !.- . -,.-....v.. . ,,wv uiuuii uruin nave you got, but how many convolutions does '"' urmn contain irs tho convolutions, not tho weight, which Is tho real deter mining factor. "My father." nlin rntim,,., 'mi.ft . 0, physician, was enormously Interested In Just that subject, nnd ho always said that idiots very often had perfectly hugo brains, but thoy wero smooth, with no .uiivuiuuuna wnaiovcr. Hraln, nfter all, is qulto without sex, and the size of It Is usually In proportion to tho slzi ot tho person. A woman with a Bmall brain of many convolutions would, of course, bo far In advance of a man with a largo brain unfurrowod. "I am willing to grant, however, that tho masculine brain is moro logical than ours; but this, of courso, is not the fault of our brains or the result of any differ ence It's moroly a matter of training. Wo'vo been trained to depend altogether upon our lntuitlvo facultios, and, of courso, wo do It. A Btiff college training Is a euro for that." Miss Agnes Rcppller, noted essayist, however. wni Innllnftrl n rwA v-,.,...! Shaw's Introduction In tho light ot Ik compliment rather than an Insult. "Knowing Doctor Shaw's views con cerning tho mental and moral supremacy of women over men, lama little Inclined to sympathize with her," she said! "but personally, I think, to bo told that you havo a man's brain Is very flattering. "You sco, I don't bellovo in the mental and moral supremacy of woman over man, and I do beilove that in tho post tho men hnvA linen vMnnnBthi. ,.. ft... work of the world. It may JuBt be pos- oiuio mat tno women may do It In tho fUtUrft. Rllt vnil nnn'l hauA mm .....v.. Mf. on a premise like that." to whether sho didn't think that tho men who had done tho big work of tho world In thft nnflt mlrht hnvn UA H..MA n.M. In the back of them "egginc" thorn on, .miss jtoppucr wouia say not a word, but stuck to her flrst assertion. TO GET $40,000 BY MIDNIGHT If "Wellesley Workers "Eo.il, College Xoses Conditional Gift. Members of Wellesley clubs throughout hft rniintiv rn.nni.rnt.n) nrtv l . trr-ti . .."' - -M.4..f3 vWi mo, veues ley Colleffo Commltteo of Endowment, must raise $40,000 beforo midnight or tho college will lose a conditional contribution of $750,000 from tho Rockefeller Founda tion. 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