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12 THE BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE. NEW YORK. SATURDAY. OCTOBER 28, 1905. NOW WHITES JEROME Brought Together Again for Twenty Minutes Session; No Fight Developed. COURTS MAY FIX EAGLE TICKET. Tammany Will Try to Prevent Substitution of Names Lawyers Say It Can Be Done. William Travers Jerome was made the Republican candidate for District Attorney of New York County last night by the unanimous vote of the reconvened convention. His name is to be substituted on the ballot, unless the procedure is blocked by the Board of Elections or the courts, for that of Charles A. Flanimer. Abe Gruber and the other enemies of Jerome staid away. William Halpin moved that the vote by which Judge Flammer was nominated, be reconsidered and that Jerome be substituted in his place. Halpin has been a Jerome man from the start. His friends said it took some courage In him to stand up for Jerome in the caucus of district leaders preceding the original convention, and to vote for the nomination of the District Attorney in the convention as one of a small minority. Odell, too, many say, has been misjudged in. this matter. It has become pretty clear that the first convention got away from them. Several legal opinions have been obtained from lawyers of the highest standing that Jerome can be placed on the ticket. If the Democratic election commissioners refuse to certify the name an appeal will be made to the courts for relief and a mandamus. The mention of Jerome's name in the convention last nigh; aroused the greatest enthusiasm. Mr. Halpin did most of the talking and the business' was finished in twenty minutes. Senator N. A. Elsberg, now Mr. Ivins' campaign manager, presided. William C. Wilson, of the Twenty-fifth District, moved thajtthe vote taken by. the convention in nominating Charles A. Fiam-mer for District Attorney be reconsidered.' When this motion had been carried William Halpin said: "Mr. Flammer took the action because he believed he was not acting in accordance with the traditions of the party by putting himself against the candidacy of Mr. Jerome. I have been requested by the County Executive Committee, moved by the same spirit of unselfishness that dominated Mr. Flammer, to place before this convention the name of William Travers Jerome as the candidate of the Republican party for District Attorney of the county of New York." The name was received with, cheering. Samuel S. Koenlg. of the Sixteenth Assembly District, seconded the nomination. He said: "The action of Mr. Halpin in nominating Mr. Jerome has already been approved by the people of New York, and Mr. Jerome will be the next District Attorney. The Republican party always has listened to the voice of the people, and is willing at all times to make any sacrifice in their cause. The East Side, a part of which I represent,, especially applauds this action. It loves Mr. Jerome, not merely as a politician, but a loyal, true hearted man and its friend." Representative Herbert Parsons, of the Twenty-fifth District, said the nomination was not only unusual but courageous. "It i the one thing," he said, "that marks the difference between the Republican party, which stands for honesty, and Tammany Hall, which stands for graft." Ernest Hall, of the Thirty-fifth District, said the Republican party always was ready to correct mistakes. ''Our action to-night seals the election of Ivlns," said he. One ballot was cast by the secretary for Mr. Jerome on motion of Judge Otto A. Rosulsky. ARMY AND NAVY ORDERS. lowinp- named officers of the Artillery Corps are designated as members of the Torpedo Hoard: Lieutenant Colonel Arthur Murrav. Major Frank S. Harlow, Captain Richmond P. Davis, Captain W Irt Robinson, Captain Rohert E. Callan. The following navy orders have been issued: CVmmanrter G. A. MfrrtamTo the Navy Yard, RoFion, Maes., for duty as ordnance officer of that yar-4. Lieutenant I. C. Vettrnee To tho Xavv Recruiting Rendezvous, Minneapolis, Minn.. November 17. ip'j. Lieutenant C. H. Fischer-Detached Philadelphia. Navy Yard. Puget Sound, Wash.; to the Oltir. Lieutenant J- K. Taussig To the Celtic. Lieut; nant K. B. LarimerDetached Independence. Navy Yard. Mare Island Oal.; t.J the Philadelphia, Navy Yard, Piu-et Pound. Wash. Knsisn G. hillock To the Independence. Navy Yard. Mare Island. Cal. Gunner V. R. Thompsi.-n-Pe taohed Naval Prov-!ni$ Ground, Indian Ke:id. Md., t to. ; to the works of t he Knie River Shipbuilding Company, yuiney. Mors., for duty in connection with the Rhode Ifland. Cunner J. J. Murray Detached Naval Torpedo Station. New-pert. R. I., etc.; to the Naval Proving Ground. Indian Head. Md. Warcant Machinist F. RJsser Detached dtity at Moran Bros. Co.. Seattle, Wash.; to the Celtic. Wairant Machinist L. -V McClu re Detached Philadelphia. Navv Yard, Pupet Sound. Wash.; ti duty w assistant to the Inspector of machinery, Moran Hros, Co.. Seattle, Wash. Warrant Machinist H. I. Lutken Detached Ar-kansnt:; to Naval Aeademv. Annapolis. Md. Warrant Machinist W. F. Mulliiiix Detached Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., etc.; to Arkansas. Pavmaster's Clerk S. F. Rcse Appointment dated February 3, li'04, duty Tacoma, revoked. REALTY HARKET STEADY DESPITE CAMPAIGN. The Week in Brooklyn Has Shown Improvement Over Week Before Politics, Brokers Say, Exercises No Restraint and But Little Effect-Many Big Auction Sales Brought Good Values Ex- . cedent Renting Market With Heavy Building Operations Continue. GOOD NOVELS AND THE LIBRARY. Interesting Addresses by Miss Helen E. Haines and J. C. Dana Before L. I. Club. (Special to the Eagle.) Washington, October 23 The following armv orders have been issued: A board of officers la appointed to meet at the call of the president thereof at St. Louls. Mo., for the examination of such officers of the sub sistence department as may be ordered before it to determine their fitness for promotion: Lieutenant Colonel Frank West, inspector general; Lieutenant Colonel Louis W. (.Tampion, deputy fcurgeon general; Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Crane, military secretary; Major William B. Banister, surgeon; Major Alexander M. Davis, com-mlEsary. The Junior member of the board other than a medical officer will act as recorder. Captain Charles P. Stivers, commissary, will report in person to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Went. Inspector general, president of the examining board at St. Louis, Mo., appointed by paragraph 2. special orders No. 24I October 25. 15. War Department, at such time as he may he required hy the board for examination to determine his illness for promotion: A board of officers 1 appointed to meet at the call of the present thereof at New York City. N. T., for the examination of nuch officers of the subsistence department as may be ordtred he-fore it to determine thflr fitn-w for promotion: Colonel Henry O. 8. H island, military secretary; Colonel Henry B. OFKood, assistant Vommis-ary general: Major Charles Itichard, fiurifon; Major Hamilton Itowan. Artillery Conn; Cantaln William H. Wilson, aKflstnnt suiKton. The junior member of the board other than a medical olncer will act as recorder. Captain Henry G. Cole, commissary, will report In person to Colonel Henry O. ,. Heists n1' military secretary, president of the examining board at New York City, appointed by parngnmh 73. special orders No. 4tt, October 2C, llHO, War Department, at such tirr. as he may lie requir.-l bv the board for examination to determine Mo fitness for promotion. First' Lieutenant Alvin C Voris, Signal Corps, It relieved from the further operation of paragraph 12. special orders No. V.i, August 21. liiS, War Department, and will make during the fiscal year ending June 20, l'ifi. not to exceed tlm-i visits from Ht. Michael to Nome, six visftn to Safety Harbor, and one visit to Kaltag, Alaska, on official business pertaining to the wlitlews system of telegraphy in Alaska. Leave of absence for on month, to takp effrct after the dlpbandment of the Second Provisional Hegtment. Field Artillery, with permission to apply for an extension of one month, la granted Colonel Walter Howe, Artillery Corps. Leave of absence for two months is granted Major Thomas V. Raymond. Burgeon. Paragraph 1H. special orders No, 215, October 21. 1305. War Department, Is amended so an to read as follows: Leave of absence for one nnnth n surgeon's eertinae of disability In grant-d First Lieutenant Robert K. Pplller. Twenty-sixth Infantry, to take effect at such time hs may he designated by the eomman'Mng nTWr. L'nited Hiatus Army Gener.il Ho-pital, Washington Ifnr-raeks. District of (WumhU, So much of paragraph 13, speeh) order. No. 21ft, October 14, I!'!.!, War Department, an d tree in Captain Basil H. Dutch'T, assistant HUrKeon, to t b ke the transport to sail f rum H-in Francisco, ('al.. on or about December r.. IW.j, is amended so as to direct that oftPer to tak" the transport to sat) from San Francisco f..r Manila. Philippine Inlands, on or about January 5, l!m. leave of ahwiic; to incUide mb'-r 1r"'- ts granted Captain Basil H. Dutcher, assistant surjreun. ljavf of absence for two months rn surgeon's certificate of disability Is gnmted Contract .Surgeon OeorKe H J"nes, Cnited Htatpp Armv. to take effect upon the expiration uf his present leave of vbsence. The leave of absence (rranted Secnnrl Leut"nsnt yarry McKlderry. Philippine Scouts, In extended on month. Captain Jay K. H offer. Ordnanco Department, w'll make during nu h of the months of November and December, not to exceed three visits to each of the works of ihe ('nlted State Cartridge Company, Ix-well. Massachusetts, and the Cnlon Metallic Cartridge Company, Bridgeport. Connecticut, and one visit to the works f the Winchester Repeating Arms Company. New Haven. Connecticut, on olfle'ni business permlnlng to the Inspection of mntcrinl being procured under contract for the (inlnnneo Department. Captain Clyde D. V. Hunt, quartermaster, upon his arrival at Fnn Francis.-). California. In compliance with orders heretofore Issued, will proceed to and take station at San DW iro B'tr- racas, i Miiforna. ami ess time cnnrife. utnler the Instructions of the Qt)Rrtcrmnier (h-n-r of the Army, of the construction of public works at that post. Captain Kensey .7, Hampton, quartermaster, upon his arrival at San Francisco, Cnltf.rn'a In compliance with orders heretofore lmued wit J proceed tn and take at h t ton a t Fort Llnci in. North Dakota, and assume charge, Under the Instrui tloiis of the Quarfermaster Cenf-r.tl of the Army, of the construction of puhllc works ut that post. Pursuant to paragraph 2. General Orient Nn 1MI. Kept ember 21. HW5, War Depintmeut the fnl-low'ng named officers of the Artillery Corps lire designated as members of the Artillery poeid Lieutenant Colonel (Villain K. Blikhlmr "htj-r 'harlen J. Bat ley. ('amain Andrew Herb tr Captain William 'ha tuber I a ine, Caidain (:Vt'u,n C. Carter. In ftdditlrn to his duties rh m rn-mb.-r Captain Hero will act ns rec.r.ler of the boird Ma or Bailey will proceed to Fort Mnnrw Vlr-g'nls for duty necotinKly. Pursuant to parugrnph 3. C.eneral Orders No I'A, September 21, W6, War Depunment, the ful- The Long Island Library Club held its first meeting of the year yesterday afternoon at the DeKalb Eranch of the Brooklyn Public Library, DeKalb and Busbwick avenues. Albert T. Huntington, president of the club, presided. J. C. Dana, librarian of the Newark Free Public Library, spoke on the subject "Making a Library Known," and Miss Helen E. Haines, managing editor of , the Library Journal, on "Notes on Recent Books." Both addresses were followed by an open discussion, after which light refreshments were served. Miss Haines spoke of the novels of the present year, which seemed in a degree typical of the tastes and tendencies of the times. Fashions in fiction, she said, run the gamut of variation, reaction and modifl- , cation, just s much as fashions in clothes; and though there are always some that stand . apart and may pass unscathed through the years, the majority are soon unregarded and forgotten. Nevertheless, the present-day novels show good workmanship, bettor writing, more discriminating analysis of character, a keener appreciation of the picturesque and greater facility of expression. The novels of the year, in Miss Haines' opinion, which should take the hiehest rank are Mrs. Wharton's "House of Mirth," Dr. Weir Mitchell's "Constance Trescott," Eden Philpott's "The Secret Woman," Maurice Hewlett's "The Fool's Errant," despite its morbid strain:- Robert Hicben's "The Garden of Allah," and "The Moral of Marcus Ordeyne," by W. J. Locke. : Mr. Dana's paper on the general topic of library advertising proved interesting and instructive. The, first and best of all agencies, said Mr. Dana is the delivery desk where more people learn what the library is, how it conducts itself, what it wishes to do, and what it is doing in the community, than anywhere else. Of all outside agencies, however, the newspaper is the chief help in making a library known. Modern newspapers are almost invariably willine to Insert brief notices concerning tfce library's plans and ambitions, changes and modifications of system, methods, receipts and expenditures. The catalogue or printed book lists and bulletins are the next chief agency for. advertising a library. These lists, if brief and devoted to a-me one particular topic, will be of great advantage to tho reading public. The schools come next in importance. Every teacher can and should win for the library each year forty or fifty friends in her pupils and. through them, to !ts advocacy and in a measure to its use alomn as many families. Every library should have a special room in which meetings, educational, charitable and civic, could be held. Such meetings could do much toward making a library known. Study clubs an dvolunteer organizations of all kinds, circular and personal notes, posters and bulletins, all do their share toward calling attention to the library. Another valuable means of drawing people to the institution is by library exhibitions, either of material belonging to the Ibrary itself, or of paintings or otber things lent for the purpose. In a city such as Brooklyn, delivery and deposit stations bring a library to the very doors of many people who never can visit the main building itself. In con cluding, Mr. Dana spoke of the work of the Newark Public Library and made the statement that in the lafit thirty days the press of that city had printed thirty-one notices of the library. T km HE past week In the Brooklyn realty market has been one of exceptional activity, contrasted with the three or lour weeks Just pre ceding- Good values have prevailed with an 'excellent demand, all going to make up a generally healthy tone. The political situation has exerted no appreciable influence on the market, according to tho brokers, who unite in denying its Influence either for good or bad. This is contrary to experience shown In previous years but many reasons ar given for the condition. The first is that all three of the candidates for the Mayoralty are agreed on the question bt municipal ownership, at least upon the fact that it is desirable and should be effected if possible and as soon as possible. All three claim to have originated the Idea and apparently none would. i- . .h.,. nam ruruu luui.. ue iruiu F- Crete reasons thnt bodies give for the opposition to this measure, which If divined iniquitous and partial, are threefold. The first is that it alms at the Impoverishment of the people who are least able to bear It and that despite all legislation the tenant has finally to pay for it. The second reason appeals to all classes, because the tax makes New York City pay half of the entire amount that Is collected throughout the state under the law. The third and lesser reason is that it has failed In every respect to meet the expectations of Its promulgators and has turned out a fizzle. Representatives of the association are impressing these reasons upon property holders not only in Brooklyn and Manhattan, but throughout Long Island and In the principal cities of the state, and indications are strongly pointing to a vigorous and harsh opposition to the continuance of the tax. The Brooklyn Board of Real Estate Brokers has at last signed incorporation papers and elected a directorate. Most of the big brokers iu Brooklyn, It is claimed, either have been or will be allied with this effort to legitimize the brokerage business of the borough. Its formulators predict success for It in the near future. This organization also opposes the mortgage tax. The latest move of the Allied Real Estate Interests has been to send out Inquiries to each of the several candidates for Assembly with a view to learning their attitude In the event of their election, toward the mortgage tax. Several replies already received by the secretary distinctly favor the repeal of the measure, and, in consideration of the present campaign struggle, It Is expected that every candidate will come out in favor of repealing the law. Speeches nave been made in opposition to the tax throughout the upper part of the state during the week, with the result that the membership has been materially Increased. Thp Brooklyn office of the association will be opened on Montague street early next week, where all lnlormation can De obtained. three candidates promise to look after the j The Builders Mutual Protective Associa-roiq of the people and that Includes tion of New York, met recently and adopted realty interests. As one prominent man stated yesterday, this campaign is very different from a national contest where the issues involve the currency, tariff, reciprocal relations, militarism and other varied points of divergence that make the years of the presidential eiec severe resolution condemning the mort gage tax as Injurious to their business, as well as to the interests of their clients. They promised their united support for the Allied Interests in a vigorous campaign. Activity in Buildings. The building market in Brooklyn continues to show heavy work all over the borough. trvinff to the Dublic. Issues, so he The week was not so large as the week pre paid in the present campaign, involve more ceding by a considerable number but the emu, in me v 0Hi,i0(p nnJ the sain over the same period In 1904 was of the personality of the candidates and the marked an(J appears bear out Mr Comng, morality of the parties than matters 01 1 prediction for a J70,000,000 building- year, such moment that may shattef the business ( while every section showed activity to some foundations of the "country,. . : . ' . : J extent, the greatest. ;waa in Brownsville, in bi. inouirleB .relative to this sub-1 TIatbush and South Brooklyn-out to Bay iect. the Eagle has learned that few brokers are apprehensive of danger whichever way the election may turn. The realty maraoi is maintaining a steady volume and predictions are freely made that not the election nor even the holidays, will deprecate values or decrease the volume of trade In New York City. That the severity ot eitner e Ridge. The latter, despite pessimistic viewa, taken by local resident's, about the Fourth avenue tunnel, Is far from being jn disfavor among buyers. Some exchanging has been noticed, but sales have far exceeded them. Large numbers of two family brick dwellings; wtth and without bfteemenis, are springing up between Third and Fifth avenues, Fiftieth and Seventy-fifth streets. The follow ing list shows some of the most Important locality men- TWENTY-FOURTH WARD PROPERTY. ' 585-587-589 St. John's Place. Sold b y Charles F. Schlaeffer, Broker, for Client. . mom- iCm Morris Sherwln, for Louis D'Andrla, to an Investor. FIFTH STREET, 385. three family brown stone flat, 20x60x100; sold for Louis D'Andrla to an investor. By George L. Moore. RYERSON STREET, 237, three-story and basement brick house, 20x100; sold for Clara B. Dinsmore to a client. Consideration. 5,500. CLERMONT AVENUE. 271, three-story and basement brownstone dwelling, 20x80; sold for A. Van Derwerken to a client. Consideration reported, $7,500. CLERMONT AVENUE. 271. three-story and basement brownstone bouse, 20x80; sold for M. J. Shevlin to a client. Consideration reported, $10,000. VANDERBILT AVENUE, 492, ' three-story and basement brownstone dwelling, 16.6x80; sold for Annie J. McClernan to a client. Consideration reported, $6,000. , RYERSON STREET, 256, three-story and basement, corner, brownstone house, 20x100; sold for Emlle Well to a client. EMERSON PLACE, 216, three-story double house, 25x100; sold for Annie Kelly to a client. . WASHINGTON" PARK. 159-160. two four-story brownstone flats, sold for the Mitchell estate to a client. Consideration reported, $23,000. . NOBLE STREET, 125, three-story single iiai. zoxiuu; soia with Corwith Brothers, brokers, for a client. WASHINGTON AVENUE. 251. iinri Hall street, 224, four-story and basement brown stone souse, Btable on rear plot, 20x200; sold for a client to M. J. Shevlin. Consideration reported, $26,000. In course of construction, four sold. M. Green & Co., builders. South End Busy. Blocks of property are constantly changing hands in the suburban ward3, especially in the former town of Flatlands, wherethe new owners contemplate improving the farm lands and establishing residential sections. Property in Homecrest and that part of the Thirty-first Ward extending as far as the Flat, lands line has been eagerly sought after, and it has been predicted that within the next twelve months one of the finest residential I parts of Brooklyn will have been established along the shores of the bay. There is a large stretch of unimproved property on the east side of Ocean avenue, extending from the Manhattan railroad crossing to Avenue U, and it is just there that much activity in real estate Is looked for. In the meantime agents are doing very Well with property in other parts of the ward. Lots on East Seventeenth street and on Homecrest avenue changed hands during the week and a big pfot at -East Twenty-second street, arid Jerome avenue was sold by tho Alanson- Treadwcll estate..- Several lots on Coney Island avenue; In Homecrest; were also sold. The old time fight for improvements Is being taken up by the several tax payers organizations, but they have not yet treme of hot or cold weather has Its due building operations in the lethargic effect on the market is not deniea, i iionea. . . . . . . ,!,. , T,i win ko an-i Fifth avenue, corner of Fifty-second but it is figured that this .will be less PjBtreeti tw0 olJr story and 8t6re bricli flat9 parent this coming winter than never was twenty.ciBht .families, on plot 75x100. before. A twelve-monins-in-tne-year BLeauy 'Estimated cost $80,000, and nearly complet ed. Engall & Lewis, builders. Fourth avenue, corner of Fifty-ninth street, four story double flats, on plot SOx 100. nearly done. Engcll & Lewi,--, builders. Sixth avenue, between Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh Btreets, six three story double brick flats and two four story flats and stores, occupying whole block and nearly done. Fcldman & Goldberg, builders. Sixty-second street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, fifteen two family brick dwellings, completed and eight sold. P. J. Carley, builder. Seventy-fifth street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, five two family brick houses, Just started. P. J. Carley, builder. Sixty-third street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, ten two-family brick dwell- market is the term frequently used In de scribing the present and future situation in Brooklyn. Auction sales In the public salesrooms In Manhattan and Brooklyn during the week that has passed indicate an increasing interest among buyers. Sales are growing more numerous and greater varieties of property are being placed on sale. Bids under the hammer have been lively and in many Instances quite spirited. Notwithstanding this desire to buy in land, and the attending rivalry, several good bargains have been knocked down at prices that would be impossible In the regular market. Many estates are being disposed of and because of the eeneral actlvltv'and Interest in the would nave been piacea iurUuBu . Seven.y-seCond street, between Fourth XSl ' .T. iStf' i Fiflh -avenues, ten two-family brick , ' ,m ' J emlraUy 1 dwellings, completed and five sold. Wood & their holdings in this manner and generally .... kh.iJ; DEATH OF WILLIAM A. DUER. Father of Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay, and Descendant of Lady Kitty Duer, Died at Hoslyn. (Special to the Eagle.) Roslyn. L. I. October 28 After a long Illness, due to clrrhoris of the liver, William Alexander Duer, father of Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay, died yesterday at his daughter's home, Harbor Hill, In this place. Mr. Duer was a native ot Weehawken. N. J. ..where he was born on November 23, 1848, and in 1871 graduated from Columbia College. He was soon after admitted to the bar. and until 1SS0 was associated with the late Benjamin D. Silliman. For five years u-lth ennd results. The most notable sale that took place during- the week and also one of the biggest auction sales ever held in the city, went under the hammer in the Manhattan exchange salesroom at 14 Vescy street. Bryan L. Kcnnelly was the auctioneer, and in a single day disposed of nearly $fi,000,OUO worth of the holdings of the late Mrs. Elizabeth W. Aldrich, a weli known New York woman. The crowd was enormous and competition was lively. A-few of the parcels got away, despite hard work by the auctioneer, at low figures that made the crowd gasp when It was too late. The most valuable property was the Aldrich Court building at 45 Broadway, down In the heart of the financial district of Manhattan, which sold for $1,200.-000. The Columbia building, at the corner or Morris street and Broadway, went for $1,050,000. The rest of the property was in the business centers of Manhattan, and Included some Brooklyn and South Oyster Bay. holdings. Taylor & Fox sold an estate-at auction on the same day and got some good values. William H. Smith also had some good sales during the week, and the Leonard Moody Company offered valuable hol'iings on Thursday. T. F. Archer, of Jamaica, sold 88 lots near Forest Park, today, the result of which will be printed Monday. Other promising sales are scheduled for the coming week. The one by William H. Smith on Monday Is the first Hntl one of the largest, including many parcels of dwelling, store, flat and vacant property. The others will be announced on the day preceding the sale. . '. The- Rental and Sales Market. The Brooklyn renting market is eatisfne- Dudley Field, and In 18S2 the firm of Deyo, Duer & Bauerdarf was formed, and in this firm Mr. Duer was a partner at the time ot his death. Mr. Oner's wife, who died three years ago, was Miss Ellin Travers, daughter of William R. Travers, the famous banker and wit. Mrs. Mackay was their only child. The deceased Is survived by two brothers. Edward A. and James Gore Duer. The former married Miss Van Buren. a granddaughter of President Martin Van Bureu. Two of his nieces, the daughters of James Gore King Duer, Mrs. Alice Miller and Miss Caroline Duer, are well known as writers of fiction and verse. Among the family connections are the Grades, the Kings, Mrs. Wad- dlngton. Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer, Mrs. Frederick Bronson, Archibald Grade, and many other well known New York families. The old Duer country estate adjoins the Stevens home, on Hotioken Heights. Mr. Duer was a member of the Union, Knickerbocker, Brook, Weda. and Lawyers clubs, and of the South Side .Sportsmen's Club of Long Island. He was s trustee ot the Union Trust Company, of which hit uncle, Edward King, is president. He was also Interested In many charities, among them the I.ylng-In Hospital, of which he was president for many years, and tho New York Institution for the Blind. He was once a governor of the New York Hospital, and was Interested In the management of the House of Refuge. The Dimr family was descended from Colonel William Duer. who was born In Devonshire, England, and came to this country In 1747. He came to New York ns secretary to Lord Clive and married Lady Katherlne Alexander the dauuhtrr of William Alexander. Lord Sterling. She was the celebrated Lady Klttv Duer of colonial days. Lady Kitty Duer was a descendant of the De Peysters and LIvlnKatons of Livingston Manor on one Ftdo nml on the other her ratner s sue traced her lineage back to Robert II of Scotland. Colonel Duer was one of the most distinguished men of his time. He was colonel nf mllltlii n rteleirnte to the Continental Congress or 1777, assistant secretary of the Treasury and delegate to the first New York rrnvlnclni Congress. The funeral of Mr. Duer occurs on Monday morning et Trlnltv riiinel. In Twentv-llfth street, near Brondwav, Majihaltan. Tho interment will be private, after that he was the partner of David 'oy' th5 brokers say, because there Is a "rl u..-ujdim. i uw miiy qrawDacK, and tbat has existed for many months bark. Is the scarcity of property. If the present rate of nuii'jmg Keeps up. some believe that conditions will be reversed and the supply will exceed the demand. This Is seriously doubted by most brokers, who assert that tho growing population will more than take care of all the houses that will be erected. Rental values have held their own verv steadily since the season opened. Renting Is not so active as It was three weeks ago, but there Is no complaint except from the tenants who are kicking about high rents. Owners are supported by brokers and deal ers generally in raising rent, on htgji class property and the declaration Is made that the limit has not been reached. Values charged for high class property are said to he In fair proportion to land values and general market conditions. Prices charged by owners of second class houses and tenements have created some dlBnatisfactton among brokers as well as tenants. This Is apparent only in the poorer sections of tho borough as a canvass has shown. None of the brokerB In the better sections will admit that prices are too hli;h. but a few. and only a few, of those In the oldc r localities, built up for years by old frame houses, candidly state that owner are getting selfish and seek to wring the purses of their tenants to the limit. The broker who made the greatest objection lo '' was forced to admit that It !a only a mall ier; n'age of 'en ment owners who aio thus exacting. And ho added that If the extortion was maintained damage would be done not only to their own Interestg but to the city. The Bales market In town has been somewhat better than the week preceding, lively trading being reported from tarlous sections of the borough. This condition Is expected to last all during the cold weather with only such Interruptions as nre caused by extreme, of temperature that hinder transit and k"cp all classes of persons Indoors. Values have remained stationary during the week, with hut sllnht variations. No reports have been received of falling prlre nnd brokers sssert thnt none are looked for. Several denier made the confident prediction that tho present prosperous market will be maintained for at least threo yenrB. Shellens. builders. Seventy-second street, between Fourth and Fifth avenuee, ten two-family brick dwellings, completed and six sold. J. E. Sullivan & Co., builders. Also, twenty on same street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, nearly done, ot which four have been sold. Also, one four story double flat and store on the corner of Fifth avenue and Seventy-second street, In course of erection. - Bay Ridge avenue, between Third and Fourth avenues, twenty-one two-family brick houses, unfinished, nine sold; one hundred more planned. Abels-Gold Real Estate Company. Fifty-first street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, tlx four story double flats, Just started. Same builder. Forty-ninth street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, ten three-family brick flats, nearly done. Also, five of the same class- on Fifty-sixth street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, nearly done and sold. Same builders. Sixth avenue, between Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth streets, threo two-family brick dwellings, In course f construction. Max Krozrock, builder. Seventy-third street, between Third and Fourth avenues, eleven two-family brick dwellings, completed and sold. W. C, Bush, builder. Seventy-second street, between Third and Fourth avenues, five two-family brick house?, 1ft course of construction. J. R. Edwards, builder. Seventy-third street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, ten two-family frame houses, completed and four sold. Hoxie Realty Company, builders. - Sixth avenue, between Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth streets, three four story double brick flats-, in course of construction. Lester Realty Company, builders. Seventy-sixth Btrcet, corner of Fif'h avenue, five three story brick store and flat houses In course of erection. Also, three I two-family brick houses on Seventy-sixth street, near the corner of Fifth avenue, nearly done. William McCormick, builder. Sixtieth street, between Third and Fourth avenues, fifteen two-family brick houses, in course of construction. William McCormick, builder. Sixtieth street, between Fourth and Fifth I : ! - is! : , - IS . I ' fc4rw- ' " "1 ffijjg-flsgggjKv, -. . ,- jZZ . fy-wirF'y twiUut 'ri Wwtt y K-Iw. f -"Si, Ja if ft fKfx 5 ww-lt Cwr msssLXt ...r":-"' -: , r 405 Halsey Street. Sold by Robert Johnson for Julian Lucas to Client. Tammany Hall and the Hearst Movement Dissected By William M. Ivlns, RemiMlcnn candidate for Mayor, in an unrestricted Interview In the Brooklyn Eagle to-morrow. It b full of cold-blooded, delilernte estimates of the present political situation In Greater Kcw York. IwawJWJ :t r - w-sss-w . -r t tHM ,. oiwto. ; , as; t& ' Mm y yT ' ? - , W'mgi ' - : P w Opposition to Mortgage Tax. The activity of the Allied Real Estate Interests bat awakened extended Interest In the effort to have the mortgage tax repealed at the next session of the Legislature. Brokers In every city nf Importance In Ihe state have become allied with this association which embraces a large and rapidly growing membership that bodes nothing good for the measure that Is now receiving the scathing condemnation of all three of the political parties in the city field. Tin ecu- 4t j L: :ir pfiryr made much headway. The builders and property owners In Gravesend and Coney Island are complaining, and It is said that several big contracts for the erection of houses are being hold back. pending proposed Improvements. - ' Speculation as to Tunnel. "Are we to get the Fourth avenue tunnel?" 1b the question now being asked by every resident in Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton, and the boom that struck those places Immediately following the announcement a year ago that that a tunnel would be built under the avenue. Is now somewhat weaker. Although the commission persists In claiming that thi subway will surely be built, there are some real estate men In Bay Ridge who pessimistically declare they nover expect to live to see it. , Business within the past week has been fair. Some realty men said they expected a big boom this fall and are somewhat disappointed. Agents report the snle of a number of houses and lots and the application for more two-family houses than can be built. Borough Park property continues lo be much sought after and the same may bo said of Bensonhurst. Thero have been no big snles reported, but there Is a steady demand for Dmnll plots. Suburban Apartments. Apartment houses are on Ihe Increase In the suburbs, particularly In that section served by the Brighton Beach road. While this development may appear to be a llttl" in advance of the times, prominent real estate men, who have made a study of the conditions there predict that, within thn:e years there will be apartment accommodations In this section for many thousands of families. Wood, Harmon & Co. are putting up nine brick aparlment bouses and business buildings for permanent investment. The lurgest of these are the two .four-story doublo brick buildings on the corner of Beverley road and East Twenty-first Btrcet. Three three-story double brick apartments are being erected In Klngsbnro. one on Ocean avenue, near Avenue Q: an- ! other on East Eighteenth street, near King's highway, and the third on East Nineteenth st reel, also near King's highway. On the! corner of King's highway nnd the Brighton Beach road this company has under way a ! building of pressed brick lo con'ain two j stories and four apartments. A thrrp story pressed light brick building, to contain two stores with apartments above, Is being erected on the corner of Coney Island avenue and Avenue I, and also a building of! similar character on Coney Island avenue ! and Beverley road. They are also erecting' a double brick building on the corner of i Church and Nostrand aviues, adjoining' ivu&uy. Queens Borough. ' The Borough of Queens shows' remarkable ' pmgres, n tt,n building market, and If things continue as they hnve begun the year will he at IcnM Mi per cent, ahead of IM4. which also was 60 per cent, ahead of V.iO.1. The activity In the various sections of the borough Is snown in the following Interesting figures compiled from Quuens records: frame house; sold for John Hinners to a client. FIFTY-SECOND STREET, southeast corner of Seventh avenue, plot 100x100; sold for William Wharton to an Investor. FIFTY-EIGHTH STREET, near Sixth avenue, three lots; sold for D. Boris de Walt-toff to an Investor. FIFTY-FIRST STREET. 748, two-family house; sold for Annie Murphy to a client. . FIFTY-FOURTH STREET, near Ninth avenue, 25 Jots; sold for John Miller to an Investor. FIFTY-SEVENTH STREET, near Sixth avenue, two-family brick house; sold for Mary J. Lucke to a client. FIFTH AVENUE, 6407, three-story business property; sold for John Blohm to an Investor. FIFTY-EIGHTH STREET, 667, two-family frame house; sold for Andrew Anderson to a client. SIXTEENTH STREET, 360, three-story double brick flat; sold for Arthur-O. Wolff to a client. FIFTY-FIFTH STREET, 444. two-family hrick house; sold for Blake W. Coleman to an Investor. FORTY-NINTH STREET, 610, two-family house; sold for Lucille Bovd to a client,. FIFTY-SECOND STREET. 474, three-story single flat; sold for Caroline Barth to a client. FORTY-FOURTH STREET, 430, two-family frame house; sold for F. Frohwitter to an investor. FORTY-FIRST STREET, 430, two-family brick house; sold for Nora McGoldrick to a client. FIFTY-SEVENTH STREET, 615, three-family single flat; sold for Mary A. Robinson to a client. - - By William H. Reynolds. .-' SECOND STREET, 620, three-story and extension, basement, brick and stone dwelling, for $20,000, to an investor. By James L. Brumley. FLATBUSH AVENUE, 198 feet south of Avenue K and East Thirty-seventh street, plot 120x100; sold In conjunction with J. 6. Giles, jr.J for a client, at $9,000. By James B. Boss. NOSTRAND AVENUE, 737, three-story brick business property, sold for Dledrick Wu!f to a client. HALSKY STREET, 33, three-story and basement brownstone dwelling; Bold for A. Wehvood to a client. By Stokes & Knowles. KINGSTON AVENUE, 277, two-story and basement brick, two-family house; sold for K. C. & M. V. McDonald to an Investor. EAST FIFTY-SIXTH STREET, between Grant and Vernon aventes, two lots; sold for Alfred P. Smith, Jr., to an investor. By Bulkley & Horton. PACIFIC STREET, 1242, five-story lime stone rront, apartment bouse. 25x90x114.6: sold for W. Frank Froro to an investor, for JU.UOU. VANDERBILT AVENUE, 234-236, two- story stable, 44x100; sold for the estate of Charlotte A. Shortlund to Harold I. Pratt, CLINTON AVENUE, 142-144, semi-detached residence, lot 46x125; sold for W. H. Ladd to James Camardela. VANDERBILT AVENUE, 128, three Btory brick dwelling, lot 20x100; sold for a client to Frances Usher, PARK PLACE, 691. two Btory, two family brick residence; sold for L. Ehrhard to Henry Ascne. By G. P. Truslow. QUINCY STREET, 604-506, three story nais; soiu tor r. nutcninson to a client, By M. Bloch. SACKETT STREET. 143. three story and basement brick, 20x100; sold for J. Goldstein to a client. HENRY STREET, 687-689, three and four s-tory double bnick flats, 85x76; sold for B. Priest to a client. FOURTH PLACE, 6C-68-70, three four 033 Wythe Avenue. Sold by Stokf-n A Knowles, Hi-okir, S- tlelis to An line t.,r for J. F. avenues, twenty-five three story brick flats, nearly done. M. Levine, hii'Mer. Hixin avenue, between l'ltty-,H l and Flfiy-slxih streets, twehe thr-c ' .,ry t lir -e-unilly brick hoiiM H, :i ronr, f i-i.i .-1 met Ion. M. Green, & Co., builder Fifty-third i.tpel, iiei-.v-i n r;ni, d Hlxtli sveiiues, I (vent , .u;. ...-lir..,y , ,,i:tcs, nearly done and nlnet'-cu sold. M. Gret-n & Co., builders. Forty-eighth street, between Fifth and Sixth aveuis, ten two luuilly brick houses, h w4 r i VMAlllkWll.ll'-KM'lV (jsJ iniirr"--! i..nni.,i Pacific Street Apartment. I24S Paclllo Wreet, Held hv Hulklev Horton. I'rokers, for Frank Kre.ro. to An Inveur for Iing Inland Newtown .... Klut'httig ..... Jamaica Itotkawtiy ... Total Ity. New f'ost. Inc. A Horn-tU'lgw. plimihlng. tl'-ns. :i u. ,i.,':iu . l.on.f i,Mi:..yr.n 7,-K IK 2,-rr-..'wi ls '1 141 1)3 Tout, til I, '120 l2.K.r, w, r.ii .Z.4'13 110.379,71(7 6I3 MU,M SOME SALES REPORTED. By Pierce Ktefe. FIKTY-HICt'OND STREET, 663, two-family brick house; sold for Horthu Bchlernbcok to a client, Flfl Y-lSiUinil STREET, 7J2. Iwo-Iumlly story doublo brick flats, 75x133; sold for J, Wambach lo a client. COURT STREET, 558, three story store, 20x uu sold for J. iirown to an Investor. rUOSI'BCT STREET. 1(11-1(13, four Btory (loui)io DricK nats; sold tor J. Night to client. ' By W. O. Soper. " TENTH STREET, 6N9, three family brick house; sold for Mrs Hllkenback lo Louis D'Andrla.- TIHKTERNTIT STRRET. 3(1, three family brlek house; sold for Mrs. Pqui to Arthur McKeon. TENTH STRF.F.T. Mil, three family. brick house, 2(1x60x1011; sold for Mrs. Hllksnhack to an Investor. FIFTH STKEKT. 3R3. three family brown stone house, 2i).(iOxlno; sold for Louis D'Andrla to C. H. Miller. F.l.KVENTH STREET, four story single Quo, lxijxJOOj soli Ior J""1'!'1' Lulincr, with NEW BUILDINGS. OCTOBER 26. east Fifth avenue, two story brick dwelling, 2n&0, two fam ei: nnt la.snn t u ucnnin... n,n 6711 Fifth avenue; T. Bennett, architect. Third avenue and Fifty-second street. V i.JL ? - v A STREET, north side. 100 feet West Thirteenth AvemiA lun ann .ttn ruma dwelling. 22x40, one family, ahlngle roof, ate- heat; cost $5,000. I. W. Welton, owner, 1223 FoiV-slxth street; J. C. Walsh, architect, 12114 Fulton BlltTl., OCEAN PARKWAY, nnrthwos rnrnr AvoniiA O, two story and attic frame dwelling. 26.6x40.3. one family, slate roof, steam heat; cost $10.0W. Mrs. Phoebe Maschel, owner, Parkway and Elm-wood avenue; N. W. Haueman, architect, 336 Fulton street. Jamaica. uuRAfl rAKK w AY, same location, frame automobile shed, 29x27; cost 91,000. Owner and architect same as last. FOURTH AVENUE, eant side. 60 feet north President street, one Btory brick automobile barn, 85x89: cost $7,000. B Uhren, owner. Eighty-sixth street ana uroaaway, Manhattan; w. H. A. H.ors-fall, 20 East Forty-second street, Manhattan. BEADEL STREET, southwest corner DeBevotse street, two story frame stable, 18x100, gravel roof; cost $2,000. F. Scheppe, owner; 6184 Klngsland avenue; G. H. Madlgan, architect, 243 Withers street. PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, east aide. 20 feet south Dumont avenue, twelve 2 story and base ment brick dwellings, aox&o: two families: total cost $60,000. Wallin A Bauman, 800 Snedlker ave nue, owners; arcnitect, ju. Danancher, &ast Nw York avenue. SUTTER AVENUE), northwest corner Sheffield, three story brick store and dwelling, 19.6x52; two families; cost $7,1500. United American Realty Co.; architect, same as last. . SUTTER AVENUE, northeast corner ueorgia avenue, similar building, cost $7,500. Owner and GARFIELD PLACE, south side. 31.6 e Eighth avenue, five story and basement brick dwelling. Park Slope Building Company, 64 wall street, New York; architect, J. G. Glover, 186 Remsen street. Comparative Tables. 1905 From October 12 to October 18, Inclusive: Deeds, consideration expressed 171 Total consideration $799,053 Nominal consideration 512 Deeds of release, etc.. 54 1934 From October 14 to October 20, Inclusive: Deeds, consideration expressed.. US Total consideration $837,926 Nominal consideration 4S9 Deeds of releoae, etc 44 1905 From October 12 to October 18, Inclusive: Total number of mortgages 515 Total value $1,491,982 Number of purchase money mortgages.., 287 Value of purchase money mortgages $513,064 1904 From October 14 to October 20. Inclusive: Total number of mortgages 463 Total value $1,803,794 Number of purchase money mortgages 1& Value of purchase money mortgages...... $613,91U ARVERNE ICE PLANT SOLD. Other . Queens Realty Deals Chief Devery'a Purchase of Two Par Kockaway Plots. Frederick Dengler has sold to Arthur B. Jennings thirty-live acres at Springfield, with a frontage of 720 feet on the north Bide of South road, said to be worth (50,000. A purchase money Mortgage of 136,000 was given. John R. Murray has sold to the Arverne Hygeia Ice and Supply Company two parcels of land and the ice plant located thereon. One ot the two plots has a frontage of 10S feet on the south side of Barbadoes Creek; 350 feet on the east sldo of Kane avenue, and 108 feet on the north side of the Long iBland Railroad. The other plot has a frontage of 311 feet on the west side of Kane avenue, 184 feet on the south side of Barbadoes Creek, or Jamaica Bay, and 100 feet on the north side of the Long Island Railroad. The sale includes buildings and machinery of the ice mRking plant. A mortgage of $21,000 is given by the company to Silas K. Everett, Frank J. Heaney and Malcolm R. Lawrence. Sarah M. Storm and John W. Nichols, snd Reuben S. Decker and Anna L. Nostrand have sold to Joseph W. Muller, five acres of woodland on west side of Mill Brook, valued at 7,E00. Charles E. Chaffee has sold to ex-Police Superintendent William S. Devery a plot at Far Rocksway, 100 feet front on Jamaica Bay, 200 feet on southwest side of Mott avenue, and 660 feet deep, said to be worth $10.-000; also a lot 308 feet on the northeast side of Jamaica Bay, and 300 feet in depth, said to be worth $20,000. AS TO INFANT MORTALITY. Interesting Determination on the Subject by State Charities Board Committee. (Special to the Eagle.) Albany, October 28 The special committee of the '' board of charities, of which William Rhlnelander Stewart was chairman, which investigated the subject of infant mortality at Randall's Island and institutions for private management for the care of infants In New York City, upholds Charities Commissioner Tully In deciding to commit to private institutions infants of the general class formerly sent to the Infants hospital on Randall's Island, and says he acted with reasonable discretion and In accordance with law and the general custom throughout the state. The report says: "With reforence to the per capita cost of maintaining the Infants at the hospital on Randall's Island, sx-Commlnsloner of Public Charities Homer Folks states that, as nearly as he could estimate It, this amounted to about 95 vents a day. The committee Is satisfied that It was approximately ibreo times as great as the per capita amount paid by the city to the private Institutions." The committee Is of the opinion that the New York Infant Asylum and the nursery and the child's hospital can be better fitted to render public service by their consolidation, if such consolidation Is not effected It will be desirable for the nursery and child's hospital to follow the example of Ihe foundling hospital and the Infant asylum by boarding out as mnny of Its charges as practicable. The course should be followed by all of the Institutions. REPUBLICANS RATIFY. William P. Rae presided at the ratification meeting of the Republicans of tho Tenth Assembly District held lost night at tho clubhouse, at Nostrand and Oatos avenues. There was a large stiondance and addresses by CongreRsman Chnrlca T. Dunwell, Messrs. lli'ltmann and Vnorhles. candidates on Ilia county llrket; John Wlrth, Ihe present alderman, snd Joseph K. Rllery, the nominee, were made. Rdwsrd C. Dnwllng, the candidate for rn-eleetlon as Asnemhlymun. made no allusion to his vots in the Assembly In favor ot Judge Hooker,

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