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Expert Advises Careful
Study to Insure Health
And Comfort.
Cvery family ought to have a
home of it* own. built in line with
modem ideas of the comforts such
a home should contain." says Roger
W Babson". of the Department of
"The home builder should give care
ful thought toward these points, for
he is not engaging in a project of the
mom#Bt, but in a work that will last
longer than himself and probably be
the heritage of his kin for genera
tion? afterward- Sunshine, pure air.
elean -urroun dings, plenty of room
and substantial material are standard
qualities in a home, no matter when
it is built.
"The family which has in view the
building of a home should study
?very detail. Hooks on modern home
plans should be read and the best
methods of giving the highest degree
of comfort should be made a part or
the new home. Such books can he
had at the Public Library, and while
a single volume may not contain nil
the ideas desired, a collection of ideas
may be gathered from many authors
and applied in the new home to be
* Mistake* are easily made, but not
so easily corrected. So. then, when
building a home the safest and wisest
coarse is to follow those who know
the science and are sure they know
it. and guard against mistakes.
"Buikling a home costs money. Of
course, everything does. Still, cost
is not a great barrier when one has
the spirit to build and when one con
siders that rent eats up a large part
of the family income, with nothing to
show for it in the end. Cost as a
personal excuse to one's conscience
loces force as a reality when one goes
into the matter with the will to do
IS SOLD FOR $40,000
Kufus Baker and Sherman E.
Burroughsri as erecutors and trustees ,,
of the Henry M. Baker estate, and
Frank B. Merrill, have sold property
at the northeast corner of Pennsyl
vania avenue and Third street north
west and the southeast corner of
Third and C streets northwest, also
known as the "New Capital Hotel."
to Alexander Wolf and Levi H David.
The price paid was $40,000. The pro
perty has a frontage of 50 feet on
Pennsylvania avenue. 108.10 feet on
Third street and TO feet on C street
and is improved by on old bnck
building, the lower portion of which
is in part used as a hotel office. drug
store and barber shop. The upper
floors are being used for hotel pur
Dutch Market Acquires
Corner in Eckin?ton
George Truesdell and wife.
Frances M . have sold to the Old
Dutch Market the property lo
cated on T stret northeast, east
of Fourth street and adjoining the
II. & O. railroad tracks on the
The price paid was about $9500.
The property has a frontage of
10"> feet on T street and a depth
of 100 feet an is 70.92 feet in the I
Alexandria Realty News
Th* State Corporation Commission{
has granted a charter to the Ma-J
Jestic Buffet,- Inc., Alexandria. Va.. j
maximum capital stock. $10,000; I
minimum. $1,000. Charles L. Mc-j
Kenney. president; W. H. HeymelJ
J. A. Eggborn. and Carroll D. Wood. ?
secretary?all of Alexandria. Va.
Restaurant and luncheon and places
of amjus*ment.
The First National Bank today
secured the $100,000 school and
public improvement bonds. This
bank sometime ago bid in the bonds,
it beinp the highest bidder. These
bonds bear 5 per cent interest and
are serial bonds. They are dated.
Joly 1. 1919. and run for a period I
of thirty years, to be taken up at
the rate of $3,000 a year.
The building known as 311 King'
street is being remodeled for occu-{
pancy by the Western Union Tele-!
graph Company.
No. 429 King street is being re
modeled by Swann "Brothers and j
when completed will be occupied by!
' hem as an addition to their present j
stor* which is next door. This:
bulldiog was formerly occupied by,
? the Postal Telegraph Company, who
have removed to *12 King street.
Joseph Hayman. who recently'
Purchased the business property at
526 *o 530 King street, is remodeling
the upper floor, to be used as apart
ments. The contractor is Mr. Da-1
vid R. Baylies. The ground floor of
this building is occupied by the real,
estate Arm of Graham ft Ogden.
Deeds of transfer for the follow-!
ing pieces of property today were
placed on record in the office of the 1
clerk of the court: Charles I*'
Ewald and wife to Robert V. Hicks,
and wife, house and lot on the east;
side of St. Asaph between Princess
and Oronoco streets; Mrs. Mary E.
Rogers to J. F. Thompson, two par
cels of land bounded by King street
Diagonal road and Daingerfield road. j
William Baader to Dr. Vivian Berry,
frame dwelling. 402 South Koyai j
Alexandria County Realty
J. M. Ernst, of Washington, has1
purchased the new home of E. B.1
Van Every, of Arlington.
Mr. McDonald has recently fin-1
lshed a fine bungalow on Lloyd ave- I
nue. Del Ray.
Mr. Burch, of Washington, Is;
building a flne hollow tile bungalow
in the same locality.
Mr Smoot has Introduced a bill
In the House of Delegates to an-!
thorize the town of Potomac. In the
county of Alexandria, to Issue bonds
not exceedng $60.00D for the pur-j
pose of building and maintaining a
sewerage system; to allow the coun-j
ell of said town to issue said bonds
if the same shall be authorized by I
a majority of the qualified voters.)
being freeholders thereof: and to
create a sinking fund for the re-,
demption of the said bonds upon
their maturity.
Exeter Apartment Sold.
Thomas H. Melton and Martha B.
Meiton, his wife, have sold to Harry
P, Serdman the apartmer.i house
kaown as "The Exeter" located at
11W U street northwest.
According to the stamps affixed to
tha dead the equity conveyed whs
U^eo. Tt has a frontage of J* feet
on V street try a^depth of 100 feet.
Jn a recent report from London,
it wu stated that although there In
an urgent need for at leant 300,000
new house* tn Great Britain, no
start has been made in building
tbem. The high cost of building
materials is considered to be the
chief deterrent to the revival of
the building trade.
The government stocks of timber
"?w ?bout 140.000 standards
(28.000.000 board feet.) Some 117,
000 standards have been bought
in the Baltic and White Sea regions,
and will be delivered very soon.
Another 200.000 standards of Euro
pean timber have been purchased
for delivery later In the year. A
further 250.000 standards of Canad
ian timber have been bought and
a number of ships have been alio
cited for their shipment.
Because of the high cost, .the
private builder cannot without aid:
build houses of a class formerly'
rented for about 1200 a year that
could not profitably be let at less l
than about $450. The greater part
of the work will therefore prob
ably be done with the assistance
of government housing authorities, j
The Railway Terminal Ware-1
house Co.. Incorporated, a Virginia!
concern. has sold to John H.
\V ilk ins Co. a plot of ground oni
Rhode Island a\>nHe northeast, be-;
ginning 270 feet northeast from
the intersection of the east line of j
Fifth street east and running
thence northeast 100 feet by a
depth of 125 feet.
The price paid was about $13,000.'
It is understood The Wllkins Com-,
panv will erect a large warehouse!
on this site.
O'Donnell Leases His
New D Street Property
James O'Oonnell who recently
purchased the building known ;is
1(W1 P street. or Pennsylvania
avenue, has leased the property to
Herbert N. Taylor and Corrine B.
Taylor, trading as "Washington
Lunch." for a term of 10 years
beginning July 1. 1919. at a
monthly rental of $500.
The lessees have sublet the store
room in the southeast corner ofi
the building to Wallace Luchs for
a t^rm of 5 years for the monthly;
rental of $21"*. while the three
upper floors of the building wcro
sublet to Frank M. Pepro for a
term of three years at $100 per
Southern Aid Society
Buys $28,000 Property
1' rant is M Criswell and wife.
Addie A., have sold to Southern1
Aid Society of Virginia, the busi
ness property at the northeast
corner of Seventh and T streets
northwest and known as 1901 and-'
1903 Seventh street northwest.
The price paid was about $28,000.
It has a frontage of 40 feet on
Seventh street and 9ft feet on T
street to alley and is improved
bv a modern brick building, the
lower portion of which is occupied;
as a drug store and the upper;
floors as apartments.
Smith's Transfer Gets
Property on U Street
Ella S. Ford. Mary K. Ford. John 1
Ford and Mary M. Ford have soldi
to Clarendon Smith and Arthur
C. Smith, trading under the name
of Smith's Transfer and Storage
Co.. four lots on U street between
Thirteenth and Fourteenth north
west and known as premises 1303.
1305. 1307 and 1309 U street. Th??
price paid was about $15,000.
The four lots have a frontage of
72 feet on U street and a depth of
120 feet to the alley.
14th Street Building
Leased to A. H. Bacas
Fernando ft. Sari has leased to
Angelos >1. Racas the property
known as 1929 Fourteenth street
northwest for a term of. 5 years,
for the total rental of $14,400
Mr. Bacas has sublet part of th?
building to Harry K. Roberts for
a term of 3 years for the total
rental of $5,400
Property Sold for $20,000.
Property located at bW Pennsylvania
avenue northwest and running
through to COG B street has been trans
ferred from Peter I>?tterner. surviv
ing executor under the will of Peter
1-atterner. Charles Jacob^on and Weter
LAttemer. trustees under a deed in
trust from George I^atterner. Anna
Harrison. Peter L^tterner and wile.
Pauline: Arthur l.*tterncr and wife,
Minnie A., George l^atterner and wife,
Blanche, Henry Latterner and wife,
Letitia and I^ena Jacobson to
Fred A Spicer and Charles H. l^ea
The price p?id was in the neighbor
hood of $20,000. The property has a
frontage of 22 feet on Pennsylvania
and runs through to B street on which
it fronts also 22 feet and Is Improved
by a four-story brick building, the
ground floor of which is occupied t>y
the Capital Cigar and Tobacco Com
U Street Home Sold.
Maitland C. Bennett and Alice M.
Bennett, his wife, havo sold to Mary
F. Brown the property known as 1732
F street northwest, the price paki
being about $7,500. It has a frontage
of 17 .feet and is improved by a brick
We Want Your
Our Clients Will Expect Poi
teuion Within Sixty Days.
E?m?est Hall Cooliooc Compant
o?e o*9 evANS bu'lO'ho
*"OMCa MAIM 3441 M4J
Write, Phone mr Call.
25 "Bartenders" Will Dis
pense Drinks at D. C.
Union Station.
The country's largest soda bar.
which will vie in size and beauty
with the famous and biggest rum
emporium at Long Point, Ohio, is
soon to be erected in the waiting
room of the Union Station. This
soda fountain will be about 40 feet
in length and will be constructed
along the east side of the station,
I at a cost of approximately $150,000.
I The sparkling but nonklcking bev
j erages will be dispensed by a force
I of about 25 "bartenders."
Notification has been received by
tenants on the block from Kleventh
I street to Twelfth street northwest
; on New York avenue to vacate
' promises by the end of this week
i to allow work on the new Wash
ington, Baltimore, and Annapolis
railway terminal to begin.
Many business houses have al
ready moved out. The new term
inal. work on which will begin
immediately, will do away with
the use of the present building at
Fourteenth street and New York
avenue northwest.
Dr. Fowler. Washington health
officer, has acquired a new home
located at 2332 First street north
The McLachlen Banking Corpo
ration are enlarging their quarters
in their bank building at Tenth
and G streets northwest to meet
the growing demand of their large
banking business.
The Yale Laundry is construct
ing a large and handsome garage
near their plant on New York
avenue. 9
Charles Somme and wife. Annie lv.
have sold to John P. Sutton the pro
perty located at the southeast corner
of Fourte#?nth and Irving streets, at
0029. 3031. :;033. .Tttlo and 3037 Fourteenth
street northwest.
The price paid was about JW,OOi?.
The property. which adjoins St.
Stephen's CTiurch on th? south, has
a frontage of 100 feet on Fourteenth
street and a depth of 108 feet and is
improved by modern brick buildings.
It is understood the new owner will
hold the property as an investment
0 Street Property Sold.
lane A. Willcox has sold to Harry
S. Bernton and Khea 1*. Hernton. his
wife, the residence property at LWi
O street northwest
The price paid was $12,500. The pro
perty has a frontage of 20 feet on
"O" street u.nd a depth of 100 feet.
Sherman Avenue Deal.
Governor G Joel and wife. Virginia,
have sold to Louis Mirman and James
With the property known as 300C>-:JU07
and 3011 Sherman avenue north
west. The price paid was about
The property' has a frontage of fci
feet. It is improved by modern brick
SOLIXFOR $75,000
"The Wood' apartment, located
at 219 T stret northeast, and "The
Wards," located at 307 S street
northeast, were sold during: the
week by Helen W. Wilson, Irene
W. Parker, Donald Woodward and
Catherine Tyssokskl devisees nder the
will of S. Walter Woodward, de
ceased, to David A. Offtt. The price
paid was about $75,000.
The "Wood" has a frontage of
50 feet on T street and the "Ward"
has a frontage of 60 feet on S
street. Both apartments are com
paratively new and modern In
every detail and contain several
apartments each.
SUNDAY, AtCI ST 24, 101?.
(Copyright, 1919, by th? MeClur? Neropapet
Mercury and the Run are In
strongly benefic aspect today, ac
cording to astrology. Saturn and
Uranus are still nu-nacing.
This is held to be a peculiarly
auspicious sway under which to
write letters, especially those ad
dressed to parents or persons of
influence from whom favors are de
Since Mercury rules the memory
today is a time most helpful to stu
dents and those who depend on
brain work for their livings.
Visiting is subject to the best
possible direction of the stars, j
since the sway is believed to en- j
courage understanding, sympathy)
and friendliness.
Teachers, students, lawyers and j
editors should be especially sus- ?
ceptible to the friendly influences j
during this configuration.
All affairs in which dignity and
responsibility are concerned are un
der favorable directions today.
The evil aspect of Saturn and j
Uranus is interpreted as giving
e arning of serious religious troubles |
which will be fomented by mis- j
representation and prejudice.
The seers declare that they can- j
not emphasize too distinctly the
dangers they foresee from the ef- |
fects of the evil stars that en- !
courage gossip, slander and bad
repcrts. During the next few !
months accusations and investiga
tions regarding the acts of army'
officers and public officials will \
multiply, they predict.
From this month on there will
be an increase of class feeling and ,
resentment as an outgrowth of war
conditions. astrologers predict, j
Riots and dangerous clashes are
I-'or a year trouble over some
conditions relating to mining has
been prophesied and it seems to be J
n?ar now. The winter may bring
serious problems.
Persons whose birthdate It is will j
have a busy year. Business success j
is assured if care is taken to j
guard against deception. Those!
who are employed will benefit.
Children born on this day are ?
likely to be clever and industrious,
bjt inclined to make many changes, i
A 5* Big Week
Ct :
New, 5-rooms and bath; porches, cellar, attic; large lot.
Near Del Ray Station. Price, $3,700: terms if desired. Imme
diate occupancy; open Sunday.
Apply T. C. ELLIS, Peyton and Del Ray. Ya. Sunday
after 3 P. M.; week days after $ P. M. Other houses and lots
for sale in Del Ray, Mt. Ida, St. Klmo and Braddock Heights.
? ?
See Peterson. 734 Fifteenth St. X. \Y.
two baths, $5,750.
GOOD X. E. LOCATION: Eight room brick, deep lot, garage;
?priced just $1,000 below other like properties. Many other north
east opportunities.
II^GLESIDE TERRACE: Two ten-room houses; onlv $6,000
each. Investigate.
NO MATTER WHERE you desire to locate, you can best
seryc your interest by making a visit to our office and get a list
of properties that appear to meet your needs, and SEE THEM
before making final selection. Our business is to sell property,
and showing it is a pleasant and necessary part of our business,
and no obligation is incurred by you in accepting this service.
734 Fifteenth St. N. W.
A modern home; 4 slopping rooms on 2nd
floor; very wide front porch; screened hark
porch; hardwood floor; finished in white and
mahoguiy; deep back yard to alley. VA
Attractive lit-room brick; heated by h?t
water; elertric lights; hardwood floors; lrout
ar.J back porches; garage
A new house; contains G rooms yij bath;
heated by hot water; electric light*; sleeping
porch; colonial front porch; good lot to al
A two-?tory and collar brick; * rooms and
hath 4 bed rooms; l??ated by furnace; ex
cellent locality, attractive terms.
St 7T*
White nuchborhoori * semidetached brick
home; J rooms and bsth. convenient to 'Jo?
(Yiunrnl Department*; easy terms.
West of 14th Street; a J story and cellar
brick; 9 rooms and bath; well heated; ad
joining $40,030 home.
10 ronm? and bath; hot-water heat; 2nd and
3rd floor back pyre lice; good lot to alley,
East of 7th street; 8 rooms and bath; food
aiaed front and l>ack yards; excellent neigh
Tincateri on Quincy street. ? colonial brick:
fi rooms and bath; well heated; good lot to
j*?ed alley.
Good investment or home, two stor* *nd
cellar brick: C rooms and bath; convenient
to school aiyl car line..
807 15th St. N. W.
There's a Home for You
Beautiful Manor Park
if you act quickly!
ACT QUICKLY?for these homes are being snapped up by shrewd investors at
a rate that makes one's head swim! If you want a home, don't let the investors "'beat
you to it," to later resell at a substantial profit. Take yourself in hand?screw up
your courage and make the plungel OWN YOUR OWN HOME! You can do it if
yOU Will. :???>#* ?
Both from the standpoint of investment and home-owning, Manor Park is emi
nently desirable. It's just far enough out to escape the city's noise and heat, yet not
so far as to be isolated and out of touch with things. Its future as a preferred suburb is
secure?you'll be lucky if you buy there.
Suburban Surroundings?City Conveniences
These beautiful moderate-priced homes arc just thirty minutes* car ride from Fif
teenth Street and New York Avenue on the Takoma Park Car of the Capital Traction
Company. Modern in every detail; Electric Light?. Gas and all the conveniences of the
city, comhincd with the fresh air and beauty of the suburbs.
Macadamized Streets, Concrete Sidewalks, Churches. Schools and Stores within a
few blocks. A sale, healthy place for children and room enough lor a garden and chickens.
Beautiful six and eight-room booses, ready for immediate possession; oak floors and ftnm, electric light and ererrthing up-t?-ti)f- j
minute, at a price so low that on present cost of material they could not be duplicated.
Location is on high ground?Rjttenhoase Street, near comer of Third northwest Come early to make ytmr selertsas?only a
few left Cbas. E. Wire, Inc., E. E. Pabst, Agent, on premises, or CoL 8037.
Call or Phone at Once Only a Few Left
Chas. E. Wire, Inc., Builders
Phone Main 3285
Selling Agents

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