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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 191G. PliOPERJB WIH NEAflLY A MILLION CHAHHKIHE Flealty Trading During Initial Week of February Shows ' Marked Increase. $650,000 IN FOUR DEALS Total of 116 Transactions Ef fected, Involving 197 Lots and Parcels. Ttilty trndlnK clirnr tlifl lnlttnl week of February Increased both In oimntltv and quality. During the Inst lx dnv properties valued at nenrlv tl.000.COO chnnjred owners. Four deal alone. In volved tce.OOO. A total of lit transac tions were effected. In which wero In volved 1!7 lots and parcels of real es tate. Downtown business nronerty, apartments, and dwellings wore In c'udod In the transferr.v With the exception of the hnlf-holldnv of Saturday, when only five deals vere closed, tho business was prettv evenly distributed. Monday and Wednesday vere tied with twenty-five sale? each. Tuesdoy witnessed tho closing: of twen-tv-one trides. while Thursday nnd Frl ilav each had twenty deals. The northwest section returned to the lead of the maiket after many i-onths. Its supremacy was cloielv con .sted bv the outlying sections, one lot nlone deckling the Issue. Thnre were slxtv-seven lots sold In the northwest and slsty-slx in the outlyinjr ouburbs. The nai -urban district ranked third with thirty-two lots, followed uy the northeast. where twenty-two lots changed owners. Elrht lots wce trans ierrpd in the southeast and two In the southwest Apartment House Sold. The chief tranactlon of the week wad the sale of the Wl'.lard Courts at Seventeenth and Willard streets. John H. Ruth acquired the propcrtv fiom Har-v Wardman and Thomas Bones at , consideration approximating 'IJ50.CO0. The property fronts 173 feet on Seven teenth street and has a depth of oiKhty feet. The apartment Is five stories high and contains fifty-nine suites. The buildlnsc in of light bricV con struction, and is said to be fireproof. For a conslduiutlon Indicated by tho incumbiancc una revenue J11S (100. Dar.le' Lc-iicliruti WEST VIRGINIANS TO , BANQUET THIS MONTH Society Extends Sympathy to the Family. of the Late Judge A. B. Wells, The annua) banquet of tho West Vlr-J Rinia society will bo given at tin Ebtmt on tho evening of February 23. An nouncement of tho date was made by tho committee In charge at the meet ing of the society last night In the Pythian Tomplo. A number of new members were received, and resolutions were adopted expressing tho sympathy of tho momboars wlh tho fnmilv of the fate Judge A. II. Wells, who died re cently after serving a long term n ludgo of one of the Federal courts of West Vlrxlnla. ... The entertainment features of Hut night's meeting were provided by Mrs. Hsrcourt. Dr. XV K. Dipffcnderfer Robert Patterson. Mrs Robert Ptter sonfl Miss Ixonor M. DeOrnnge. Iv O, Townsond. Mrs.' Frank Maxwell. M'ss Tallinn Chenoweth. Mr. Brhofle'd, A . E. 'Brothwalte. and Miss Mary Mlnnlx. ANArOSTIA. Mlneola Tribe No. 14. Improved Ordor of Red Men. met last nlnht In the Ma sonic hall and conferred a number of degrees. A horse attached ito n wagon of George F. Pvles rocer. ran away ves terdav while In W street becoming UNCI E MY m 0 OF His Helpful Talks on Current Events Are Popular With Pupils and Teachers. Hundreds of Washington school chil dren have made friends with "Uncle Harry." For those who hove not been Intro duced It may bo mentlonod that "Uncle Harry" Is the familiar Interpreter and commontntor on current events, whose column appears twlco weekly In The Washington Times. Up at the Drover Cleveland School, for example, where there are from flvo to ten minutes devoted to current events dally. Miss F. 8. Falrley. the principal, states "Children frequently refer to the 'Uncle Harry' column. They read tho articles and llkp them. They would be sorry to lose them. ' Teachers Read, Too. Other teachers testify tn tho useful ness of the ' Undo Harry" articles In sheddlnc lid. on current events, and fri'hened at a paslnsr automobile, and I teacher testifies that ho is a regular smashed the shov window n the store , "" - ,, flndfl them UBCful ivimiAh n Ninhn nTAn p n.nu . -", " - " - NORTHWEST CITIZENS APPROVE LOAM BILL Would Permit Brokers to Charge From 2 to 3 Per Cent a Month on Money. The horse was cut bv glass of P J W Btreets. Tho Washington Steel and Ordnance Company has taken out a permit for the erection of an additional Bhon to cost about M.000. Millard F. T-"t an emnlove at the Steel Plant, was severelv Inlurcd about tho fpee vesterda' when hot copper. In which ho was working, splashed In his facet A special service was held last night In the chapel of Emmanuel Church In V slreot Dreonratorv to the mission which will be conducted for a week next month in the church. Thp small son of John Dlgirs. of 322 Raleigh street, vestprdav caused fire at his home, bv nlalne' with matches. I.. Innnlilni. mirrfilil PiOtltR. "I rcud 'Uncle Hatry' myself," said Principal Charles A Johnson, of the Henry I). Cooko School, "and I llnd (ham unpv llsnflll ." ........ ... , -,,. ttr-- tides v. ere ucgun in i iw v nmi The Citizens' Northwest Suburban As sociation at Its meeting laflX night, in dorsed tho bill of Congressman unry providing tor a now "loan shark" law under which ' brokers could charge a per cent a month on nil sums under ) dollars, and 2 per cent on gl eater sums. The resolution v. as Introduced v W ti. O.'borne, who declared that pnwnbrokcrs could not iTo business tit owcr rates. Indorsement was also given to tho (III Introduced by Senator Ualllngor nnd Congressman Tlnkham providing that the District shall not collect as sessments for street Improvements un til such Improvements havo nctunllv been made. Tho association also approved the Tlnklmnr hill placing nil positions in the District government under civil service. On motion of Fred J. Helder It was voted to send a letter of thanks to the District Committee for Its tabling of tho bills vesting control of the schools and library in tho Commissioners. Girls Will Play. Tim niitpips ucrn ucrun in inn ivimu-- ti, i.i.. i.n.irmii toon. , n.. ' Ington Times aft"! consultation with -Vnshliicton University went to llnlil- U. Wire, Inc.. school officials h l. i I'urs t on, u - n,oro lo,Jnv to olny tno nmn toam two-story frame perlntendent or bc"op--. r '""'"' of the Kastcrn High School In that city. ?OJ and 317 Rlttcnh cor mem. sum . '"; k liVtho A rcturu Kn"' w, v)nfd hero on and the other at schools' mV h " wnelcomer!l 'tUn? March 4, probably at the Arcnde northwest. R. I. Miller Nominated as Delegate to G.O.P.Meeting Robert I. Miller has been nominated by tho colored Republicans of tho Four teenth District Republican Club for tho office of delegate to the Republican na tional convention to he hold In Chicago next June. At a meeting of the Club last night speakers denounced tho Sheppard bill. Announcement was made that a date for the Republican primaries will be fixed shortly. Employes in Bureau of Soils Form Rifle Club Another Department rifle club has been organized to shoot at tho Indoor gallery of the National Rifle Associa tion. Tho new club is composed of em ployes of the Bureau of Soils of tho Department of Agriculture, nnd has elected the following officers- W. O. Robinson, president; A G. Rb-e, secre tary; J, w. McKerlchcr, treasurer, and F. il. Hodge, oxecuive officer. D. J. Partello to Erect Five Two-Story Houses l J. rartello, builder, is to erect five two-story dwellings Jit "02 and 704 Alli son street northwest and 4312-14-16 Sev enth street northwest. Tho buildings will bo finished in pebbledash. Tho cost estimate Is aproxlmatcly J17.B00. Plans were prepared by M, T. Vaughn, Charles E. Wire, Inc., to Build Four 2-Story Houses At an estimated cost of $14,000, Charles builders, will erect four residences, three nt S01, ouse street northwest, 6101 Fourth street EXPLAINS IDEAL FOR C1IIITY CENTER Miss Margaret Wilson Lays Down Plans for Park View Citizens' Association. EE REFERENDUM TO" I! MEASURE Opponents of Sheppard Bill Ex pect to Put Amendment Through Senate.- A community center plan of which eCerv individual In the community Is a part, and where perfect democracy pre vails, with the education of tho child lno a ull realization of his nrlvlloges and responsibilities as a nart of the community. Is tho Ideal which Miss Mar caret Wilson daughter of tho Prpsldent hns told down for the Park View Cltl zeim' Association. In its capacity as sponsor for the community center it Is to oreanlze. Miss Wilson was tho principal speaker before the annual meeting of the asso ciation ut the Whitney Avenuo Christian Church last night. Planning tho new Parle View nubile school, which will be completed fori next session, nimost as much ror n coirjmtinlty center as for a school house, Is credited largely to Miss Wilson's efforts in that direction, and she commended last night tho spirit of tho association which has aided her In this object. Miss Wilson also advooated the establishing of a community secre tary, preferably (he principal of the school, who, she said, should have no teaching responsibility but should bo able to dexotc all his time to, lead ing tho school und community life and should be compensated In proportion Henry I'. Hlalr, Conrad Strenuous efforts to muster votes for a rfferendum amendment to tho Shep pard bill for District prohibition are be ing mndo by tho bill's opponents in the Senate. Thev Itnvo canvassed the Benato and believe they can muster a bare ma lorltv for a referendum amendment Senators Blair I.ee. Hardwlck and Un dPtwood nre leading for thp referendum plan in the belief that If It Prevails it will mean the ultimate defeat of prohi bition. The friends of prohibition however nre working tooth nnd nail in the effort to head off a referendum proposal. LOCAL MENTION. Charlie Chaplin in "Work," With great "Horrors of War" pictures direct from European battlefields. Virginia, Thca. today. Boon Charlie in "Carmen " The Sunday Evening Times Gives reliable ndvertisers a last minute talk with over forty thousand homes. 20th Century Hotel & Cafe, 628 Pa. Ave. Rest meals in city. Reduced prices it. ypie. ...... George F. Bowerman. Allan Dals, none Your want Ad to 'the limes. and Fiwnrd J. Ward also spokp i Main 6ZWJ. .. .., r.if,ir. ulili'li would inci.'uso the intenst ol pupils in current hle-j tory. Readable Commentary. Mr. Tnuislon's pifdicllon as to their usefulness has been fulfilled In a num ber of Washington schools. In addi tion to thoto mentioned, the Beaton, tho Chey Chase. Ihe Brlrhtwood, the Ab- Tho blaze was extlnsrulshed bv No 25j,ott, nnd the BtooUand school pupils engine company after It had done about J29 damage. Mami.s at Residents of the Bowon road district bevond Pennsylvania avenue have netl tloned the Potomac Electric Power Com pany, nsklnir for an extension of that company's service to their section. HYATTSVILLE. The Public Service Commission has approved the application of the Wash ington Intcrurhan Electric railway i mi ning from fifteenth nnd H streets northonst to Rerwyn to exeiclse its lranchise. It also approved an assign ment made to it by Gustave Ilerre. ot biooklyn, N. Y, of tho railroad and certain appurtenances formerly belong ing to thu Washington InterurDan rail way and for tho authority to Issup 2o shares of 1U full paid non-assessable stock of the par value of JoO per snaie and SWLOUO ot Its tlrsl mortgage . P"r became iho cent twenty-five ear gold bonds in ..,... ,i, r.n,i,.n Thntcr hnlM- PaMPeui ol tne properly, me ruuruttu wnini ui i. --...., - " . .. i.i ...,,,... rs..)r,.l,.aiin Hnfiro. Inir. Ninth nnd P. streett. The proierty was soiu mmur iurreuuic "' " was purchased fron. Mrt,. Elizabeth Uubtave Hcrre for I5,m. 3!!i.oViao?M?yinlu,XA.?a1rtrcffil The Rankers' team last night took Jrn"in M IlJrrw,, and Mrs! Wulk-r two out of three .games trom , the team tnnk title tn the dioikiU -it SIS Twelfth representing Company 1- in the Hyatts street "t o viluu?! ' n ot K0CF 0. i vi.ie duckpln league. The best scoro The theater nroi city bus o frontage of the evening was made by ttergt. a of nftv feet o? K street and seventy- B. Calhoun, ot the soldiers. He roilea five feet on Ninth street. The lower 28J. floor warf n-modded about two years - ,,., ,,.,. ago and leased to Hurrv Ornndall until , The iRdies of the 1-orest Urove WW with prMleV'e of renewal to 13. Church at Meadows will give .an i oyster The Ircquois Apartment, at lll M suppor In the church next I- rida ec tieet was rf.nned duriH? the pek nmg. fiom John Wnnen to Aithur '. Mua- r-T- .Kn fnr r.,n! tile? n t Ion pstiinated 'torn Allzpnh Rebecca Lodge, of Korrcst- the s'nmps nSid t.ust on tne property yille, wi"l give a dance In the Odd Kej nt 83,fO It i reported that Mr War- low? hali on the t venlng of February J. r.lrnara Thp fnrm Is aaM to have Wn doughtei, of Upper 1,f,br1f' ' val.ed at ir..M0. iuuI in Improved bv a sp-ndlng '" ' lh. ' ,"" "l liirge rrsldenc" ami ,-Meral smaller the Armv and Navy Inn, Washington. Man Snatches Purse And Makes His Escape strvctiiie" The JrjquoW U sven i-toric.s high anil contains forty suites. Big Residence Deal. On of the largest rccn los of residence properly wis lfcorded during the we-k. when Mr. Mary H. Hill con- e.ed tile coloi.i.il ies deuce at IvM S street to Gem go II. Mvers, nation is Hated nt $100 000. are devotee ot "t'l-clo Hair i tciso and rendtthle comnuntmy on thp 'big news" of the week. Miss M. i: 1 Ittle. of the Rrookland School, old "My pupils bring h the T'ncle Hany' letters religlouhlv e put them oi. tho lillitln board aril the. pupils look forward tn the articles Tho "Uncle liirry" Utters plcl. out two .'f th" moit slirnltlcant nw "stoiles" of the week and explain thrm in pimple nnd understandable language During the pa-t vvee he 'old of ho vorkmen s eoni'-ensntlon laws and of the "campaign tonnirt Egvpt" JTnnv grown up an veil is children, have Vcund the letters hrofni in in tetpictlnif the news of the dav Warder Street to See New Brick Residence Five two-storv brick houses are to bo erected at 3I02-J410 Warder street north west, according to a building permit Issued on Monday to E. H. Gottwals, builder The Improvement will represent an expenditure of about $13,750 The dwell ings will be modern In construction and will have hot-water heating and elec tric lighting It is expected that ground will be broken within ten days J. S. Gruver to Build Eight 2-Story Dwellings A building permit was Issued last Sat nninv tn .T. S Gruver for the erection of eieht two-storv frame dwellings at1 4106-1112 and 4107-4111 Ingomar street northwest The houses will bo heated with hot water and wired for electikltv Thev will be characterised bv attractive i pitch roofs of slate The estimated cost of the operation Is JW.O0O. George Santmcvcr is the archi tect. To Build Apartment For John L. Warren 'iB HE9 w& Personal endorsement by representative Americans -qualified authority to spear ADMIRAL GEORGE DEWEY HON. THEODORE ROOSEVELT SECRETARY OF WAR GARRISON MAJOR GENERAL WOOD GOVERNOR WHITMAN, N.Y. DOCTOR LYMAN ABBOTT BISHOP FALLOWS, CHICAGO RESPONDING TO ENORMOUS DEMAND Sunday at 3, 4:30, 6, 7i30, 9 Daily at 10:30, 12, I ;30, 3, 4:30. 6, 7:30, 9 ALL WEEK 15c SENSATION OF A GENERATION, COMMODORE J. STUART BLACKTON'S 2-AH AMAZING RECORD OF FACTS THAT WILL "STAGGER" YOUR "ILLUSIONS" OF "WHAT WE ARE" AND "WHAT WE AINT' GARDEN WHERE QUALITY FILM-PLAYS ff HflnP THHR nFRIIT 4 Playing Triangle, V.LS.L, Metro, Patbe,&c. SHOWS 15c SUNDAY MON.-TUES. WED. THURS. FRI- SAT. KrTorts are belntr made by the police today to run down the colored thief Hunter & Bell, architects, secured a I Th mn.M. whn nntchPd a. DurfK- from Mrs. M. T. permit Tliurs.iay iorinn erecuon .v ...- ','- . r . . . . ' tuo-storv I'llCK enanmeni ior joun i Tt Is sald ' rpjn. of 1757 K atreot northwest, while Tt. ' ' rrl, i,ii,ii ,..hio. win rnt ,--.. -, . . , .... I ItflllClli IIC ............. -- the ho-Jse will l.e occin '-a ap a home by ' she waa watKing u u um, " a prominent Government offiMal. Tho ' Fourteenth , and FUteenth streets north iluelllne vas built vcrnl vfnrq neo west ,ast evenlns Mrs. Ueuu ,ue tho fo, M?s. tow K Snd'haa -uthorltlw a Rood ;crlpta o t,le fionta;e of lft. feet. Th interior ar- , robber .and said that she was sure she ranijement i. of the Enrlis'i bas. nei.t ' could Ident'fy him. type with a fliutt for entertainlnir on i JULIA DEAN IN THE RANSOM No 2 Sam Boms in "Cupid's Bow' ARTHUR HOOPS -IN THE DEVIL'S PRAYERBOOK He. 2 Harold Lockwood ia "Litis of Sola" Margarita Fischer IN THE DRAGON Ho2- -Florsncc la Badie in "Spirit,?, Game" the second or main floor. Tho ?lnl" I TWO-StOrV ApartiTieilt ir.om opeim out "ntc n teiraen In the " j r i ear of tho h"iie vhleh connecti: with a formal rarden. An Increase of nenilv $40 000 Is dis played this wpek In the loan market oxer the lecerd for the closing wepk of January Tlu aet iBiires for the flrst week of Fehrim-v nre $S2I 118.2S. This sum wan borrow "ty the security of 1(11 lr.ts. at an uvi rase Interest rate of r.7 pei cent. The bulk c Ihe work's bu!nos vas n ttralKht lenns whlfh totnle.l t.il.R'0. The sum of all tho notes Klven for de ferred purchnpo money ). $7S,'i-iS 25 HiilldlT ""uociations edvanrcd to mem 1 ers $54,100 County property continued In tm or hk a t-asls frr loan P"riirlv, bolnar Hertirod for an nr,i?rri?nti of i.l'! 2a fc2 T.and l'i the north" r v on umbered o the extont n' "VO.rrn TVo inr.i -f lonn in tl' olVc cllv oction 'vhr Vnrthenpt i-,K"4-- poulheast. tll.w0. nnd southwest. 1132.". For Cleveland Park Termlt for the erection of a two-storv and basement brick apartment house at 3600 Lowell street. Cleveland Park, was Kranted Tuesday to Arthur Carr The bulldlnc which will have steam heat and electricity, will represent an 1 lnestment of approximately $15,000. Plans were prepared bv Claxton west, flrron about $17,000. will be located at 1.24 T si rout northwest The apartment will contain e!?ht sultfj Contract for the construction has been let to ! K. Fox. W. P. Normoyle Opens A Real Estate Office "William P. Normoyle, for the last ten years connected with tho real estate office of James F. Shea has open.d offices at 810 F street northwest for the purpose of conducting- a pencral real oitntc. loan and Insurance business. Mr. Normoyle, who Is a graduate of i Gonzaga College of this city, Is one of the more active of the local agents His business career started In the ac counting division of a large depart ment store. He later became connected with the office of James F. Shea as a salesman He is a trustee of tho Enter prlzo Uulldlng Association. Pennsylvanlans' Meeting. The members of tho Pennsylvania So oletv of Washington are promised a special program of entertainment at the meeting of the organization this evening at the Perpetual building 1101 E street Tho members are asked to bring their friends with thorn. For Good Looks a woman must have good health. She can do her part by helping nature to keep the blood pure, the liver active and the bowels regular, with the aid of the mild, vegetable remedy BEECHAtVl'S PILLS Lara.it S.I. of Any Modicln. in tK. W.rld. Sold .Terrwh.r. Inboi.t. 10c, 25c A few dnjs more to set the ' Famous "Brentwood" APPLES The Quality Kind Note the Flavor The Popular Family Package Hox or Measure Dozea Delivered Fre Prlcea Itrduced . CIVIL SEHVICK CO-OPCUATOnS (Distributors) 1048 New Hampshire Air. N. W. 710 13th t. N. XV. Phone N. D080. IHSaaBBlBBnBBBBBBBaBBHBBBaBBBBBBBlBBBaBBaWa CONFIDENCE , We hate endeavored to merit confidence by tne careful ex ecution ot all prescilptlorn. ' That our efforts sre appre ciated li eldenc"d hs our constantly Increasing business G.LHUSKE "To1.""' Rrmoted tn 1429 11 Poi til. Hid Here s a Home! It's one of our homes in hu newly completed row, each of which conforms in every detail to the exacting PHILLIPS & SAGER standard, which means a superior alue in every way. 13th&DSts.N.E. Price, f?.3Atlt Terms: Like Rent IA1BI GRAS A Trips by rail or water to ! the (treat New Orleans Carnl- al S92 and upward. DELTA TOURS Main 45 2CJ Woodward blcg SIX ROOMS, TILE BATH, ELECTRIC LIGHTS HOT-WATER HEAT, OAK FLOOR, CEMENT PORCH FLOOR, DOUBLE REAR PORCHES, r Winn wwmriTTiiwnwnrTinii iiii JL1 1 ' 1 v y . LARGE YARDS, HARDWOOD FINISH, 3-STORY EFFECT, STEEL CONSTRUCTION, ATTRACTIVE FRONTS, SIDE OPEN GAS RANGE, NICE CLOSETS, 2P HORNING P.tUs, ituuOi end ot Highway Hrldl.l rr. utnmshlU 'm nth and l ais. m Even if you do not intend to buy, we'll be mighty glad to have you look at these homes. Take any car going to 13th and D Sts. N. E., or phone Main 1597 for our automobile. PHILLIPS & SAGE PmiJLIlerSAEtY v $2,295 100 cash 20 monthly Including ALL interest until paid in FULL 6 ROOMS AND BATH, modern front porches, large front and back yards, paved street. ONLY one square from 15th and H N. E. Homes 539-41-43-45 Left 1 5th Street N. E. SAMPLE house open daily, also SUNDAY, and lighted until 9 P. M. . Sold Before Completion O. B. ZANTZINGER 903 New York Avenue N. VV. The Sunday Evening Times WASHINGTON'S Sure-Hit ADVERTISING Medium i A ii ) - i A ? 1409 New York Ave. N. W. Headquarters for New Homes UtM JJ.N. DEHTlATBYdfiaWSS" BIYBRS, 037 PA. AVE. N.Yf.