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EMERALD ST. —between Front and Secqnd Sts. —50x100 ft.
The most desirable cross street lot that we know of oil the
Second St.—southwest corner of Emerald St.—loo ft. on
Second by SO ft. in depth. A very choice corner for a house.
Bellevue Park —Market St.—between 21st and 22d Sts.,
62tyx135 ft. —an ideal setting for your home. #
Edgewat-er —-west side of Susquehanna River. Some splendid
1 suburban home-sites.
MILLER BROTHERS & CO.
Real Estate and Insurance
Federal Square Opp. Post Office
Bogar Lumber Co.
i Wholesale and retail lumber and
Office and Yards:
I North Sixth Street, Harrisburg, Pa. ■
Bell Phone 3274 United 983 Z
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1330 Derry Street
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permits Already Have
Been Issued For New
; Structures That Will
liarrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bending
Works To-day Advertises for 73 of
f Them to Eush Extension of the
Plant—Building Outlook Good
than half a hundred new brick
and frame dwellings, several new fac
tory and store buildings and altera
tions to other homes and business
places, all planned during the last three
weeks, will make May the record month
of the year thus far for building opera
, tions, 60 James H. Orove, Harrisburg's
6uilding Inspector, predicted this morn
; Permits for two new dwellings and
fpr the asphalt repair plant to be
wected by the city at Ninth and Sha
l&is streets boosted the figures by al
most $15,000 to-day. The permits
iasued thus far this mouth by the Build
ing Inspector represent new buildings,
additions and alterations that will cost
nipt less than $284,000, an amount
rrtore thai/ double the total of April's
' "On the assumption that the business
I Iff ALL PAPEE is an important I
factor in your home making. It
can enhance its value or mar its
i beauty. ,
Let us assist you in selecting the |
i correct paper for your needs.
Xo job too large—none too small !
for us to handle.
H. A. BOOMER
Wail Papers of Merit
i 813 North Third Street i
| will continue during the next week pro
' portionately as heavy as it was in the
past three weeks the Building Inspector
! predicts that the high-water mark
i established several years ago will have
been smashed to smithereens. The to- ;
I tal amount of the permits issued during i
! the first three weeks come within
! SB,OOO of the high record of 1914,
i which was registered in the month of |
April when the permits totaled j
Want 75 Carpenters
Contractors are busy in the business i
| section rushing work on the new home j
of the Kaufman store; the costly nddi-:
tion to the Bowman store; alterations j
for the Hanover shoe store and changes ]
to the building occupied by the R. V.
Fairlamb cigar store. So extensive has
the building work become that the
scarcity of carpenters already is ap
The Harrisburg Pipe and Pipe Bend
ing Works, which this week took out
permits for tjje erection of three brick
and iron factory buildings, to-day is ad-
I vertising for seventy-five carpenters.
The woodworkers are to report to the
construction foreman at the place of the
proposed improvement, Kleventh and
Herr streets, and have their mechanical
tools with them and be prepared to go
to work at once.
The cost of the pipe works improve
ment is estimated at $19,000. The
necessity for the hurried completion of
these buildings officials of the company
said to-day is due to Ihe fact that the
company just recently received a $50,-
000 order for several thousand seamless
gas containers. The plant now is run
ning to its full capacity, a state of
affairs that has not existed for several
Big Demand for Homes
The extension of the Capitol park
and the consequent razing of many
dwellings and business houses within
that district made it imperative that
hundreds of families seek other quur
! ters and these removals leaves Harris
burg virtually free from vacant houses.
There is a great demand now for housea
and this has generated the spirit that
is directly responsible for the building
The contract price of the municipal
asphalt repair plant that is to be erected
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iiARRISBUBG STAR-INDEPENDENT, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 22, 1915.
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An Ideal Eight-Room Cottage j
• This unique cottage cannot fail to light stuecp. brown trim and brown On the second floor is the master s
! excite the admiration of all who ap- «t«i«ed roof. The long, graceful which corresponds in size
» .... 1 sweep of the roof serve* a dual pur- to the living room below, ami two
preciate simplicity in house construe- Qsp j t nQt Qn j v p rov j^ es R covering other chambers of generous propor
tion. To the last detail it is a model f or t j lo porch, but it likewise makes tions, in addition to a linen closet,
house—cozv, comfortable and invit- the house appear less high than it four clothes closets and a bath. If
ing—with a flour arrangement al- actually is. A pleasing porch effect desired, a play room for children and
.... . is secured bv means of two massive a maid s room may be finished oft
most perfect in its appointments. stm . ( , o (>olun ; ns whi , h rest on a floor . on the third floor.
In this design there is no superflu- infr ot - cement. The dormer, with its Tilo cp || nr extends under the en
itv or decoration to compel attention. casement windows, and the canopy ji rp structure, affording plenty of
The absence of decoration is the pre- entrance supported by wooden brack- r?>iim for hinting plant, storage, veg
, • . t.- i ■ ets are notable features of the ex- otahle room mid Innndrv
dominating virtue. Simplicity and a tel .: or eiaoie room ana inunary.
happy combination of right propor- ' * Arrangements have been made
tions are alone responsible for the jn addition to a good-sized pantry, w ' th the architects to furnish esti
, results obtained. And this is as it coat closet, toilet and vestibule there mated cost of construction, or any
should be in a modest home where an > n central hall and three rooms on other information desired regarding
refinement- and good taste are the the first-floor. The commodious hall, ,l ) e hm,Be illustrated. Thav also in
attributes most sought. which provides easv access to every readers to make suggestions
A pleasing color combination ob portion of the house, separates the tor plans which they would like il
tains in the exterior by the usje of iving room from the dining-room. lustrated in the future. Please ad- I
This advantageous arrangement may '' r, ' fis 8 correspondence to Ashley &
jjt." ' be found quite often in the more Peterson, Spnngfiel'l, Mass.
U. ' I TSfP " pretentious homes, but is rarely seen
11 P I- -- in a cottage no larger thai) the one J R t o ]
j ■ IX) [i-cj k,tc.«-« depicted. From the hall, the living f.|
i t- *—bJ room is approached through French 111 » ' I """"
doors. For its attraetivrness, this Ijf £
r_ " ' 1 - 1" ""JB room depends on its opening to the H sr.
hi j>orch and upon a fireplace of pleas- H ' |*'' 1 M
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3 ' lightfully located in the front of the ;| a I■„
■■ """y . house, and the windows and doors p '3l l, " > "
c( . are so arranged as to provide plenty I | u * 4 - "Tn I
* V 1 of all space for bnft'et, serving table, ■» » iU
i r i chairs, etc. The kitchen and pantry
| ■ beyond are botli well lighted and i__—'
liT. rsooß. Fcan convenient. 2nO Pu*.n
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■■r>v A 5-Cent Fare Will Do the Trick—Take a Jitney or a Car to the
I LESTER PIANO STORE
Kt! And save $75.00 to SIOO.OO on the purchase of a piano.
IM H. G. DAY, Manager 1319 DERRY STREET
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j by the F. D. Cummer & Son Company
i under a building permit taken out to- j
! day will cost $9,768. W. S. Harris got '
| papers this morning to build two 2-story j
! brick houses on Twenty-first and One
half street, 145 feet north of Brook-;
| wood street, to cost $4,000/ The per-;
I mits issued thus far by the Building
Inspector call'for fifty-two brick and,
frame dwellings, two churches, several |
factory buildings and garages in addi
tion to a number of alterations and ad-,
Many of the buildings changes are ;
attributed to the transfer ol; ownership j
of Harrisburg realty. The real estate I
dealers themselves concede that busi
ness has picked up wonderfully within !
the last two months and declared that j
|of the more than a million dollars',
| worth of bnsiness transacted in the
county since April 1, a large percent-,
i age directly affects Harrisburg real !
| estate. I
j Some of the more recent changes in j
| the city include these sales: 2142 1
j North Second street, from Helen D. I
j Snodgrass to V. R. Brinser, nominal!
I consideration; property on Swatnra |
j street from N. S. Manley to J. W. •
! Hoover, $600; 1342 North street from
i Elizabeth Denlinger to I. E. Terry, j
consideration nominal. *
Building Inspector Busy Man
Building Inspector .lames H7 Grove,
who resumed work to-day after being
confined to the house for several days
due to illness, had this to say concern
ing the building boom:
"The month of May thus far has
proven to be the busiest one for me j
since I took office more than a year ago. j
, My illness prevented me from continu
ing my direct supervision of the work
during the past few days and now I
, am 'head over heels' in work.
"Everywhere I go I find someone
either rebuilding or erecting new houses
i and to keep in touch with all of them
. consequently means that I must be right
on the job and get busy. It is undoubt
edly true that this will be the banner
month of the year and while the next,
succeeding months may not show up so
1 well on the records of building permits,
! I do feel that there will be big business
among the builders all summer.
"Some of the permits which were
lifted were taken out so that the con
tractor, when prepared, may go right
ahead, uninterruptedly with the work.
' Of course, work already has been start
ed on the buildings for which a ma
: jorltv of the permits were taken out.
1 feel confident that the boom will con
tinue throughout the year."
i Harrisburg Hospital
The Harrisburg Hospital iB open
; daily except Sunday, between 1 and
2 o'clock p. m. for dispensing medical
1 advice and prescriptions to thoic un
-1 able to pay for them.
ITALY'S ML COMMANDER |
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duke of the abru^zi.
IThe Duke of Abrtizzi is in command I
of the Italian navy and in the war with
! Austria will probably be found on the j
i flagship of the fleet that made the first !
; hostile advance against the Adriatic
ports. He is a thorough sailor.
Train Hits TeampTwo Men Injured
Hagerstown, \ld., May 22.—Struck ]
by a double-header Norfolk and West- j
em freight train as their team was j
crossing the railroad tracks in Ha- j
gerstown suburbs, D. R. Jenkints 'and ]
Edward Frantz were seriously injur
ed, tho latter internally.
■ To Build Four Handsome Homes
George A. Shreiner, the of
homes'in one of Harrisburg's restrict
ed residential districts, has taken out
a permit during the past week to build
four handsome properties to coet about
$20,000, in the vicinity of Seven
teenth a%d Boas streets. Mr. Shreiner
also has plans in course of preparation,
covering the construction of four hand
sprue, detached, single dwellings, to
be built in that same section of the
city. The properties heretofore con
structed by Mr. Shreiner all go to
adorn one of Harrigburg 's best resi
PEN-MAR REUNION JULY 22
Annual Lutheran Event Arranged Yes
terday by Committee in Charge
At a meeting held yesterday by the I
j committee on arrangements in the I/u
j thcran Theological Seminary at Gettys-
I burg, it was decided to hold the twenty
' ninth annual Lutheran reunion at Pen
! Mar on Thursday, July 22. Addresses
j will be made by the Rev. A. S. Hartman,
j Baltimore, Md., secretary of the board
;of homo missions; the Rev. 'H. H.
j Weber, secretary of the board of church
I extension, of York; the Rev. Prof. J.
j A. Singmastcr, president of the Theo
j logical Seminary, Gettysburg.
The committee consists of the Rev. G.
j W. Knders, York; the Rev. J. B. Mar
quard, Harrisburg; the Kev. William
■ Reddig, Shippeasburg: the Rev. Oliver
Roth, of Chambcrsburg; the Rev. L. U
i Knders, of Cumberland, Md.; the Rev.
I Charles H. Trump, Martinsburg, W. V'a.;
j the Rev. J. B. Baker, Gettysburg, and
I the Rev. A. M. Heilman, of Hanover.
Lincoln Among Othar Man.
j Some years ago a series of pictures
! was printed showing Lincoln In many
attitudes, either ulone or in company
with statesmen or military men in '
Washington or in camp. Attention
was called by the writer, who bad as
sembled the pictures, to the singular
Isolation and dignity of Lincoln when
taken with any group of men. They,
almost without exception, showed that
they were conscious of observation, at
titudes were studies, and the effort to
look well in the picture was often evi
dent. No matter in what company he
| was, the president seemed not to be
: conscious either of the artist, of him
' self or of the men who surrounded
him. He stood or sat alone, as if he
were an Impersonal figure representing
native strength and unique sublimity
of character—Christian Register.
Plunger—l felt awfully sorry for a
poor guy down at the exchange today.
He lost $5,000 on cotton, and all tbe
boys were guying blm, and as he start
ed off home they taunted him with tho
prediction that his wife would land on
him roughshod. The poor chap acted
as though he felt pretty badly about It
Mrs. Plunger 'isympatbetlcall.v)—Poo*
fellowl No doubt he used his best judg
ment, and if bis wife turns on him be
cause of his reverses she Is not worthy
to be called wife. But who was the
man? Plunger—Why— «r—lt waa me.—
Woman's Home Companion.
How About That Vacant Lot ?
DON'T LET IT STAND IDLE ANY LONGER
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MISS LAURETTE TAYLOR., FROM HER. LATEST PHOTOGRAPH & «,
| Miss Laurette Taylor, after having had financial success In London in
"Peg o' My Heart" In the face of adverse theatrical conditions due to the
, war, will return to America In September and will appear under the manage
i inent of Klaw & Erlanger, in association with George C. Tyler. It Is proposed
I to present MUs Taylor iu two or three new plays, the first a comedy by her
husband, J. Hartley Manners. Her engagement will begin in Chicago.
Read the Star-Independent
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