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THE OMAIIA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 15, 190(5.
TIMELY REAL ESTATE TALK
Handsome New Homes for Omaha Business Firms Soon to Be Occupied
PASS QUESTION IS DEBATED
Eastern, Honej Ain 8eski Omaha fori
How to Interpret and Tollow Out Law
Disontted ty CCoisls.
HARRIMAN AND HUGHITT KEN CONFER ;
SALE OF PLUNKETT PROPERTY A SIGN
Eoatoa larestors Take OTtr Lets ea
Capital Aveaae North af Past
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wot mora than three or four real estate
transactions In the city In the present year
have Involved more money than tha trans
fer of tha Plunkett property, acroaa tha
atreet north from tha postofllce, to tha
Western. Real Estate Trustees of Boetorv
Tha consideration has not been made pub
lic, but tha fraternity understanda It to
hava been greater than $70,000. . When
Walter Alliton bought It from F. A. Kemp
aome years ago, ha paid $100,000. What ha
TOt from Blr Horace Plunkett, and what
Plunkett tot from Abrom Bebrlnjr. who
old It to tha preaent owners, la not ren
; arally known. Tha McCagrue Investment
company,, a sent for tha property, doea not
' promise any large buildings In tha near
future. John L. McCague says the prop
' arty simply wlJl be repaired this summer,
' and that when tha growth of the North
' Sixteenth district warrants It, larger build
ings will be erected.
Tha significance of tha deal Ilea In tha
fact that It Is tha first considerable invest
ment of eastern money In Omaha s.ae tha
: days of depression and financial panto
which swept over tha country In 1890. Tha
new owners hava numerous propertlea In
the city, and are well Informed on the real
estate situation. Tha faith evidenced In
their recent purchase Is encouraging to
local Investors and real estate men.
"With the sale of the Plunkett property,
the Ume when A. J. Hanacom owned that
piece of ground la recalled o the minds of
tha real estate men of the city. Mr.
Hanscom had plans drawn and began the
ereotlon of the one-story brick buildings
which stand on the lots today. As Omaha
was growing rapidly at the time, he waa
chaffed unmercifully by the realty men for
not building five or six stories. It was a
favorite pastime of theirs to put an eleva
tor sales agent on the track of Mr. Hans
com, and then listen to him raye when the
gent said he understood Mr. Hanscom
wanted two or three elevator In his new
The sale of lota on easy payments seems
to be becoming popular in Omaha. Week
before Inst an Indianapolis concern aold a
bunch of lot near Port Omaha on the
"$1 down, BO cents a week" plan, and they
all went In twenty minutes. Last Thursday
Hastings & Heyden and Garvin Bros, ad
vertised mat they would place on sale
Friday all their lots and acre and half-acre
tracts In Military addition, which Ilea Im
mediately north of Kruff park. The sale
was to laat three days, Ftlday, Saturday
and Sunday. By noon S.iturdny twenty
lots had gone, and it waa expected that
the entire eighty lots would be aold by
Sunday evening-. They were disposed of at
a small payment down and a small weekly
payment, Hastings Sk Heyden promise to
have a sale of some kind, every Saturday
through the summer, one week In on
addition and the next week In another.
The Real Estate exchange has adjourned
until September, when cooler weather will
give more pleasure to the hour's session
than could be experienced In the sultry
July and August days. One meeting for
the- transaction of any Important business
which may come up will be held the first
Wednesday In August, which la August t
The luncheons of the exchange i.r been
well attended all witter and spring and
the members have derived much practical
benefit from contact with their fellows and
discussion of the real estate problems to
be met In this city. Preoldent Green ex
pects to outline a plan of procedure for the
fall months which will make the meetings
more than ever lntersttng.
Popularity haa favored President Green's
course of addresses by publlo men, which
he arranged for the benefit of the Real
Estate exchange. At each meeting where
a speaker from outside the membership
of the exchange waa announced, the realty
men were present In numbers large enough
to nil the dining room at the Commercial
club, which Is reserved on Wednesdays
for the exchange. Among those who have
contributed to the entertainment and en
llghtenment of the members of the exchange
In the last two or three months are: John
I Webster, Gilbert M. Hitchcock,. Charles
j. ureene, i. w. wattles and Edward
Rosewater. Three of them talked on mJt
ters pertaining to the commercial welfare
of Omaha, Mr. Hltchoock touched on poll
tics, though the subject Is tabooed by the
exchange, and Mr. Rosewater, as he had
only recently returned from the Interna-
tlonal Postal congress at Rome, described
the Imperial city and Its cltlsens.
Great sorrow is expressed among the
realty men at the death of Nelson Buck
by lightning at Toledo, O., Friday, for
Mr. Buck waa a friend of all who knew
htm and was a favorite In real estate cir
cles. Mr. Buck, who Is a son-in-law of
R. C Peters, came to Omaha three years
ago and began to work for R. C. Peters
ft Co., being plaoed In charge of the real
estate department a year later. Ha had
been married but about three years, and
ha had two small daughters, who, to
gether with his wife, were with him In
Toledo, where his parents live. Recently
he built a new home In Dundee.
It is said that L. DeChrlstlan, who keeps
the fruit store at the northeast corner of
Tooth Talk No. 49
Dentistry for Children.
. Keep tha child' teeth healthy
and In hU old age he will render
you thanks. t
Give the chlld'a teeth the came
sort of care you do your front
door. You know If you leave a
, spot of wood uncovered to the ele
ments It will rot and pretty soon
you need a new door. The differ
ence is that the new door may be
made better than (he old one and
you are out only the cash it costs.
The child's teeth can be re
placed with artificial ones, but If
you paid a thousand dollars a
tooth you could not get as good
as nature gave.
Just as a little paint will In time
save the door, so a small tilllcg or
a careful cleaning will save the
teeth at least It will save you a
Another thought: Children's
teeth sometimes come In crooked
or improperly placed It's no
body's fault, but It is hard on the
child. 1 caa put on a temporary
brace that will straighten the
teeth. We call it "regulating."
The work requires skill and pa
tience and I regard it as one of
the very best things in dentistry.
Bring the children to see me.
Consultation free. Nor will I
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NEW HOME OF THB BTRN-UAMMWl
Sixteenth and Dodge, la comparatively a
wealthy mars) for it is known that he owns
flats on Twenty-tlfth street valued at 1-5.000
and numerous small residence properties.
People say he made his money In the fruit
business. Mr. DeChrtstlan himself, how
ever, admits that he has made a consider
able portion of It by judicious Investments
In Omaha real estate. Whenever he saved
11,000 from his business he bought a piece
Of property, and he haa always found that
it grew In value as he held it. Mr. De
Christian has taken out permits for two
2,000 houses, which he will build for rental
The firm of Hastings A Heyden Is In
Its new quarters In The Bee building. In
the room on the ground floor recently va
cated by the Omaha Loan and Building
association. The Bee building has become
the home of a colony of realty men, sev
eral of whom hava recently moved In. R.
C Peters tc Co., Reed Bros., Hastings &
Heyden and N. P. Dodge & Co. are all on
the ground floor and there are a number
of others in the upper stories of the
The Omaha Loan and Building associa
tion Is In the building at Sixteenth and
Dodge streets, known as the Douglas
block, which it bought, two or three
months ago. The association has Its of
fice on the first floor, which has been re
modeled. The entrance has ben improved
with broad stone steps.
The firm of R. C. Peters & Co. reports
considerable activity in Boulevard Ter
race property and mentions, among re
cent transactions, purchases by J. N.
Kaskell, George F. Butler, Ernest James
and Alvln F. Johnson.
Something unique in the way of floor-
laying can be seen at the new warehouse
of the Nebraska Telephone company, - at
Eighth ana Far nam streets. Two-by-sixes
have been 'aid on edge and tightly together
making a solid floor six Inches In thickness.
Over this the regulation flooring boards will
be placed. ,
The real estate men now have a really
and truly bail team. Many of the players
can hit the ball once out of ten strikes,
and all of them can run harder after it
when it strikes the ground In the field.
Bertouhly, the captain, J. Blake McKiyick,
claims to have a fairly good team, and he
is preparing to challenge the Cliff Dwellers
and some of the other teams which are
bidding for fame In the city. The team
will have suits, and will go through reg
Grief Is In the heart of the small boy.
The circus grounds at Twenty-first and
Paul will no more be the scene of acrobatio
feata after thla summer, and the elephant
and the tiger wll no more sojourn there.
The property, which belongs to the Horbach
eatate, Is to be broken up for the ereotlon
of a number of email dwellings. Already
permits have been Issued for the ereotlon
of two dwellings In the circus grounds.
GOOD INCREASE IN BUILDING
First Half of the Year Shows
with Fine Advance
Building for the first half of the year in
the larger cities shows a very satisfactory
Increase over the corespondlng period a
year ago.. During the first six months, ac
cording to official reports to Construction
News, permits were taken out for buildings
to cost I275.62S.4J7, against $247,929.1511 for the
corresponding period a year ago, an in
crease of 127,929,746. or II per cent. From
giance at tne enormous totals one can ap
preciate the Importance of the building in
dustry of the country. There la scarcely
anything remarkable about the report
other than It should be a source of great
satisfaction to know that It shows a gain
over what was, prior to this, the most
prosperous building season in the history
of the country. The figures in detail are
as follows, according to the Construction
t so aaj MT
New York t S8.44M
Chicago AS, 4X9,146
St. Louis 14,94V..7iJ
Ixs Angvlrs 9.978. S4l
Kansas City 6.779.4n0
Ielrolt 6.K-4. 4j0
Indianapolis .... 2.rM.S?l
Cincinnati 1919. 9f
Bt. Paul l.fA.M
i re. 84 56
Seattle 1,611. ail
Totala 3275.626.437 7.6!A,691 U
Including Manhattan and the Bronx.
Out of twenty-four cities only five show
decreases, and these were not of great ino
ment. The Increase ran up as high aa 66
per cent. The most significant Increases
were In Buffalo and Atlanta, each 66 per
cent, although the volume at Atlanta was
nothing like that of Buffalo. Detroit and
Omaha each showed an increase of 46 per
cent, but In Detroit the volume of building
operations waa almost three times greater.
Louisville and New Orleans each showed a
gain of 42 per cent; Los Angeles, 31;
Memphis, ; St. Louis, 21; Chicago, 20;
Allegheny. 1; Denver. Is; Philadelphia. 11;
New Tork; 10, Kansas City, I; Pittsburg I;
Brooklyn and Seattle, each 3 per cent As
the decreases were confined to five of the
most enterprising cities of their class In
the country, they will not feel particularly
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hurt when attention "ls called to It. Cln
cinantl. In which there Is great prosperity
and much building, showed a falling off
of 22 per cent; In Indianapolis building fell
off 18 pr cent: Columbus, O., 14; Minne
apolis, 13, and Milwaukee, 1 per cent.
Building continues active in all sections.
There are many new and hitherto almost
obscure communities which are making up
for the falling off, if there Is such a thing,
In the cities in which building has been
active for so long. There Is no Indication
of a let-up other than that which comes
between seasons, when It Is too late to
begin building for fall occupancy and too
early to build for spring renting. Alto
gether the situation Is satisfactory.
HER MOON IN THE SHADOW
Man Benrlnsjr Name of Plnnet Dndares
Behind a riond and Mra.
O, swear not by the moon,
Th' Inconstant moon!
A St. Louis woman, five times married,
paced the promenade In the Union station
midway and felt the force of Juliet's argu
ment of long ago.
Eagerly the woman scanned the faces of
the male passengers, for she was looking
for Allen Moon, her husband, who disap
peared without warning and failed to re
turn. Allen Moon was tired of his work, he
said. He probably waa tired, for when
Mrs. Moon went to the electric lighting
plant, where he was employed as watch
man, she learned that he had drawn his
pay and broadly intimated to friends thnt
he was going to Memphis, Tenn.
Mrs. Moon straightway went to Union
station and kept up a patient vigil.
But Moon failed to appear.
Moon was Mrs. Moon's fifth candidate
for nuptial honors. She had lived- with
him ten months. Their married life was a
pleasant one until about a month ago,
when a person appeared to mar the har
mony of what had been a happy union.
This person, whose appearance proved a
check on the peace and tranquillity of the
Moon family, was not a deep-dyed villain
holding a mortgage on the home, or a
feminine being, leading astray Mr. Moon
with a fascinating smile, but a man, a
pretended friend of the husband, who, ac
cording to ills wife, is a hypnotist, a person
of unnatural power, who wielded with sure
effect his mesmerlo Influence on Moon with
view to luring him from his heretofore
This man, says Mrs. Moon, has Induced
her husband to remain from home at times
when he should have been sitting in the
She remonstrated with her husband.
Then they quarreled. It was a quarrel
over the alleged mysterious hypnotist that
led to Moon's leaving home.
Mra. Moon Is a woman of rapid impulse.
In fact, she Is about as changeable as the
fair Luna herself. At first she said her
principal objection was that her husband
bad left her with a rent bill due, and not
much of the necessaries of life, and with
32.16 all told to meet expenses. She averred
that she did not care to live with him.
Later she relented In her antagonistic
ttltude toward her husband and said that
If he would only come back and "do right"
she would be willing to live with him.
All of Mrs. Moon's strenuous endeavor
haa not been devoted along the lines of
matrimony. During a ten months' resi
dence In St. Louis she says she has con
ducted a total of sixteen boarding houses.
Mrs. Moon discussed freely her various
matrimonial steps. Hers has been a wide
All men are alike after you marry
them," she said, rather bitterly. "Once
they get you and then they allow you to
do the worrying. I have been married five
times and I want no more of It In mine."
Mrs. Moon was 16 years old when she
made t)er first venture In matrimony. She
married In 1881 George Fields, a river
engineer, who was drowned by the cap
sizing of a log raft In 18U.
Three years later she married Bud Ileney
and within two years was again a widow.
Jleney died of quick consumption.
One Jim Abbott was Mrs. Moon's third
husband. He married her when she waa
23 years old and they lived together suc
cessfully for several years, but finally dis
agreed over the disposition of certain of
her propertlea and she divorced him.
In 192 Mrs. Moon married Arthur Wag
nor, who waa fourth In her line of hus-
vunun. limy jmu nui uvea togetner a
year when Wagnor's relatives influenced
him to leave his wife. They were divorced
1th two husbands dead and two di
vorced, she still proved to be available on
the matrimonial market, and when Allen
Moon met her In Memphis, Tenn., less
than a year ago. he wooed her with great
fervor, and finally led her to t)ie hymeneal
Foresaw the Calamity.
Stephen Hopkins affixed hU wabbling
signature to the Immortal declaration of
"What makes your hand shall ,,"
asked Charles Carroll of Carrollton.
"I am trembling," he answered, "at the
thought of the bloodshed and misery that
wui mara tne celebration of thla event
through all the coming ages."
Tot, being a real patriot, even the re-
flection that In all probability he would be
dead long before the toy pistol and cannon
cracker began their deadly work brought
with it no comfort. Chicago Tribune.
Airship Over Chleaare.
tniv-Auu, rfuiy it uuen interest was
excited In the business section of the city
lilch. under the guidance of Horace Wild
crossed tne city from south to north. The
airvhlp started from an amusement resort
seven miles south of the biytnes section
and alighted in the neighborhood of Hum-
im'SoiLu"'0 B0UbwMt ot
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D HARNETT STREETS.
RISING OUT OF TIIE ASHES
Features of Life in San Tranoiioo, Whera
UNK DEALERS AND THE JUNK PILE
Twenty Millions of Good Money Will
Be Realised from the Wreckage
Itebnlldlna; Churches Outdoor
Living; on the Wane.
A survey of the fire swept district of
San Francisco shows a total of X,000 tons
of Junk, exclusive of brick. The pile or
piles Is estimated to be worth 320,000.000. The
San Francisco Call, which caused the sur
vey to be made, says all the princes of
Junkdom are In the city seeking a share of
the spoil. The Junk dealers who purchase
this marketable debris expect to make a
profit of about 20 per cent or 34,000,000.
Carrying this prolit, the ruins of the city,
exclusive of land value, are worth about
124,000,000. Dealers In scrap metal have ex
plored the ruins thoroughly, somo of them
burrowing like gophers. They have made
estimates, lot by lot, on all the 460 burned
blocks of the city, and estimate the weight
of all the cast iron and steel that Is being
purchased merely as Junk at 400,000 tons.
This Includes steel girders and beams, caat
Iron and steel columns, sheet metal. Joints,
spikes, rivets, window sash weights, angle
irons, gusset plates, and all the great tangle
of scrap that may be seen In a Journey of
many miles over the burned area. The cast
Iron is bringing from IS to 310 a ton when
It is merely scrap, and can be only used
for reforsing into steel. No matter how It
has been broken up and cracked, It Is al
ways good for this purpose, and Is worth
on the lot, 38 a ton. It costs 32 a ton to
haul it, so that it Is worth to the city In
its present state of ruin, 310 a ton.
The scrap steel In the shape of bent and
twisted girders, la Worth only half aa much
as scrap iron, but there are thousands of
tons of steel that have not been greatly
damaged by the fire. This Is worth mora
than caBt metal. The steel that was melted
or subjected to Intense heat, consequently
losing Its temper and fineness, can be used
again only for transmuting Into inferior
grades of metal. This sort of Junk is bring
ing about 34 a ton on the lot and costing
12 and 33 to cart, giving it a present value
to the city of about 36 a ton.
The steel that waa not badly damaged In
the tire, and the columns and girders that
were not bent and twisted in dynamited
and wrecked buildings, vary In value from
310 to 20 a ton, so that in the aggregate
all of the steel is worth about 310 a ton.
More Valuable Metals.
Other metals of far greater value, though
lets bulk, are copper, brass and lead.
About (4,000,000 worth of these metals is
being gathered together and sold aa fast aa
(he insurance companies make their adjust
ments on the lots in the burned area. Cop
per haa lost veiy little of its value from
the fire. It is selling on the market in
bars at the present time for 18 cents a
pound, and it is being bought in San Fran
cisco as Junk for 14 cents a pound. The
Junk dealer can either melt it Into bars
again and sell it at its market value or
turn it over to a smelter. The smelters
purchase it by the ton and pay 16 and 16
cents a pound. Scores of dealers in scrap
copper and brass came to San Francisco
from the east immediately after the fire.
A few are still here waiting for the Insur
ance companies to allow the lots to be
cleared of Junk; but the majority returned
home, disgusted at the deluy of the Insur
ance companies In raising their embargo.
Brass Is about half as valuable as cop
per, the yellow brass selling for 8 cents as
Junk and the red for lo cents. There are a
good many hundred tons of this brass in
plumbing material, gas fixtures, gas pipes,
door knobs and In some varieties of elec
Little of It has been recovered from the
ruins except on the few lots In the business
district that have been cleared. Scares of
temporary buildings have been erected over
uncleared lots and will remain there for a
year at least. Therefore the Junk dealers
will be purchasing scrap copper and brass
for several years to come. They are pur
chasing the Junk in advance, however,
making prices on the uncleared lots. They
estimate the tonnage of this sort of ma
terlal in the ruins by getting data from
pluiabers and other fixture contractors on
the amount of brass and copper that was
put Into the building.
Adding the tennage of the copper and
brass Junk (taking Into consideration the
vast amount of cast Iron and steel in the
electrical machinery) to Jhe tonnage of
cast iron and steel already figured In as
Junk, a conservative estimate of the scrap
mriai contained in me devastated area
is 600.(00 tons. If this stupendous weight
of material were all shipped to Hong
kong. the great Junk market, It would tax
the carrying capacity of a fleet of more
than 100 tramp steamships. If transported
In sailing vessels San Francisco's Junk
would load a fleet of l.OuO "windjammers.
If all this wealth of Junk was sent east
by rail, allowing an average of 30,000
pounds to a car, it would be carried by a
train of 40,000 cars, and a train of 40,000
cars would stretch along the rails for about
It Is estimated that the rhumiee of
America will give at least IjOO.OOO, pos
sibly more, for the relief of the churches.
congregations and pastors of San, Fran
cisco. While amounts are now in no shape
for totaling. Inquiry made at the various
denominational headquarters, where funds
for the needs of San Francisco churches
are being received, shows that funds al
ready In hand or forwarded, together with
amounts which are yet coming in, will cor-
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KENNARO BLOCK AT FOURTEENTH At
tainly reach tha sum named. The boards
have made no attempts to close funds, aud
contributions are still coming in from many
Methodists know of at least 350,000 tTiat
haa come in for San Francisco relief, and
It is believed that contributions have
been much larger than la now shown, or
can be shown, until reports are all in. It
is exceedingly difficult. It Is claimed, to
get these reports, and Methodist officials
point to the fact that the sum noted has
been received at three depots: Nearly
112,000 by local San Francisco Methodist
Interests, some 313,000 by the Methodist Mis
sionary society for the relief of pastors
and congregations, and approximately $25,
000 by the board of church extension, to be
expended largely in rebuilding and erecting
new structures. Special effort is being
made to secure funds for re-establishing
Methodist missions among the Chinese and
Japanese In San Francisco.
To date 342,000 has been sent to the Pres
byterian Board of Home Missions, and the
fund Is constantly growing. The Presby
terian Foreign board has also received con
siderable amounts, for the relief and re
building of the Chinese and Japanese mis
sion effort, which is maintained In San
Francisco by the foreign board. The Pres
byterian board of church erection likewise
reports a number of gifts to be applied to
the rebuilding of destroyed churches.
Aid from all sources sent to Bishop
Nichols of California for the use at his dis
cretion Is reported by the Episcopal board
of missions to amount to 3S2.O00. Probably
$30,000 more has been sent to him direct,
and contributions are still coming In. The
Episcopal board haa Just Issued a further
appeal for funds for rebuilding purposes
In and about San Francisco. The total net
loss to Episcopal churches and Institutions,
deducting Insurance, is computed to be
3683,000. The appeal is signed by Bishop
Doane and Seoretary Lloyd, and urges that
It would be unwise and uneconomical to
allow the church of California to struggle
through a long period of years In the effort
the re-establish Itself.
Other religious bodies, besides those
named, are also working for the aid of their
churches in Son Francisco, and contribu
tions are being received in local and na
tional headquarters of Congregatlonallsts,
Lutherans, Disciples, Roman Catholics and
others. It will probably never be possible
accurately to compute the exact amount
In which the churches of the coast will have
been aided, but that the total sum first
named. 3500,000, Is a very conservative esti
mate, Is the opinion of almost all religious
Few Chinese Coming In.
The Chronicle notes a big falling off In
the number of Chinese coming to San
Francisco. That Is the story told by the
figures In the Chinese immigration bureau.
At thla time last year every vessel that
landed contributed at least 12S Chinese to
the population of this country. ThlsJ year
the average per boat has fallen to twelve
and Is steadily on the decrease. The Si
beria had only twelve on board, and the
next one to arrive from the orient is ex
pected to have even less. . Last year 450
a month were admitted into this country.
During June less than fifty have arrived,
one-ninth the number for the same month
The reason for this, as explained by the
commissioner of Immigration, la the re
ports spread through China concerning the
condition of this city and country. Im
mediately after the earthquake the re
ports that went out to the different parts
of the world were exaggerated in the ex
treme. Some of them stated that the city
was totally destroyed and that it had been
swept by a tidal wave, and that all the
other large cities In the country were
either In flames or submerged. The Idea
having obtained a foothold. It was dif
ficult to displace, and a large number of
the Chinese think that the United States
Is ruined beyond the hope of repair. In
addition to this, Chinatown, that formerly
extended to them such a warm welcome
when they arrived, is no more, and the
Inhabitants are scattered all over the sur
"However, this slump In the travel east
ward on the part of the Chinese," said
tho commissioner, "Is only temporary. It
has all happened since the earthquake, and
aa soon as the conditions become normal
again we will have them over here In
greater numbers than before."
But the numbar still continues to de
crease, and there is also a record of an
Increased number on the way back to
China. Those wno are in ravor or ex
clusion of the Chinese are well on the
way to see their dream realised, for the
number Imported will not have to fall off
much more before we have a minus quan
Gipsy Life Disappearing.
Street cooking In San Francisco Is
passing away, and the appetising aroma
of coffee and fried bacon no longer greets
one as he walks to and from his labors.
Street cooking was one of the unique
features of the city after the big Are
had driven half the population from
their homes and put the water and gas
out of commission in the rest of the
For four weeks not a chimney smoked
and no cook stove, either of coal, wood
or gas, burned the biscuit or scorched
th steak. It waa an al fresco affair In
which a whole city full of people Joined.
it was a municipal regulation which no
eastern- city could hava enforced, but
which was easy of consummation here
because of San Francisco's even climate.
The difficulty became a diversion, and
the whole community rejoiced In th re
laxation to gipsy life. Perhaps the new
order of things saved tha day for the
people, giving them something to think
about and taking their minds away from
the great disaster which befell the city,
li tbat as U may. it is a fact that Baa
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Francisco was free from complaining from
the very beginning of the new order of
Even one accustomed to camp life learned
something In those days of open air life
on the streets. Human Ingenuity never
had better opportunity for exercise, and
never, perhaps, in tho history of humanity
was there such diversified means of pre
paring food for civilised stomachs. From
primitive campflre so large that It could
not be utilized to a French range carried
to tho street and set up the gamut ran
through all phases and Ideas. Here ono
could see an old camper with coffee pot
and frying pan getting a meal over a fire
so small that Jt was encompassed by two
bricks. His neighbor bad utilised his knowl
edge of masonry and erected an elaborate
oven with sheetlron top. And so it went
all over the city. These fires In tho open
were protected by wind breaks whose lm
provision was aa varied as the cooking
apparatus, running from dry goods boxes to
fancy window shutters, and from gunny
sacks to Turkish rugs.
No one grew fat during thesa times, for
strenuous exercise was the order of the
day, but all grew stronger and fresher,
while dyspepsia and the ills of the epicure
were blown away by the winds of the
ELKS ON THE WAY TO DENVER
Several Herds from the East Pass
Through Omaha Enronte to
The Elk movement to Denver is getting
heavy and Sunday will see the height of
the business through this gateway. Elks
from all sections of the United States are
Journeying to Denver for the annual meet
Ing and that town will try to outdo Itself
In the way of entertainment. Colorado Is
at Its very best and the numerous side
trips will be taken by most of the travel
The Baltimore Elks were the first to ar
rive Saturday morning, coming In at 8
o'clock on the Northwestern, and leaving
on a special on the ' Union Paciflo at 9
o'clock. The party consisted of 116 people
and reported a Joyous trip to date, looking
forward with pleasure to the trip over Ne
The Elks of Wheeling, W. Va., arrived
on the Burlington Saturday morning at 7:08
under the care of J. B. Drake, traveling
passenger agent of the Burllngtdn at Pitts
burg. They spent the day In Omaha as
the guests of the Omaha lodge of Elks,
taking In the city. Many of the visitors
expressed great surprise at the great and
growing city Omaha Is getting to be. They
spent Friday in Chicago seeing the city
from automobiles, ond repeated the per
formance In Omaha. They were scheduled
to leave on the Burlington at 4:10 p. m.
The BufTalo Elks arrived on tho Rock
Island at 9:30 and remained until 2 o'clock
In tho afternoon looking over Omaha. The
party wns under the supervision of R. S.
Graham, passenger agent of the Rock
Island at Chicago, and r.vmbered sixty
five. Other trains were scheduled for Satur
day, but the majority are to go through
Sunday, when many of the Omaha Elks
will put In the day at the station looking
after the welfare of the travelers.
W. H. Clnadey, traveling passenger agent
of the Denver & Rio Grande, Is In the
city meeting Elks to tell them of the beou
ties of his line In Colorado and to boost
the side trips. He is meeting all trains.
PInmber Sores Alleged Trnst.
ST. LOUIS, July 14. Bult for 2V000 dam
Ses and reasonable attorneys' foes was
filed today In the circuit court by the Coyne
P.rnthers' Plumbing company against the
Crane company, the L. M. Rumsey Manu
facturing company and the N. O. Nelson
Manufacturing oompanv. The petition al-
l-ia mat tne inree nrm siaa are In a
trust anil tnat tney rerupefl toisell d umb
ers supplies to tne nyne nrm necause it
wns not in tne maater piutnners associa
tion. The suit Is brought under article 1
of chapter cxlill of the revised statutes of
MlHsouri concerning pools, trusts and con
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Fine Farm and Ranch Lands
PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
Is closing out its lands in
Nebraska! Colorado and Wyoming
From $3 to
Take advantage of the low prices and easy terms
offered. Tho opportunity will eoon be gone.
Special Excursion Rates to the Lands.
, . For further information apply to '
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1812 Harne, Stree JOHN SOW
Phoas Douses 68 SQ
Report the rarlfle Road Magnate Has
Recalled Passes Discredited,
as Thry Ksplre la
Meetings of tho head of officials of th
Northwestern road and tho Union PaclflO
in fact, all the Harrtman lines are be
ing held with a view of ascertaining what
the new rate law means and how best t
arrange for Its observance. The work Is
being done under the supervision of Mar
vin Hughltt. head of the Northwestern,
and J, C. Stubbs, t radio director of the '
Harrlman lines. The example set by these '
roads will be followed by others and a
general recognition of the law seems prev- ,
alent. Although tho time Is short before -the
law goes Into effect, and some ef the ,
changes are severe," the roads will make
an effort to prepare for the strict ob
servance of the law.
The plan Is to go over the law, section by '
section, and then have the trafflo rcpre
sentatlves give their views as to the
proper . Interpretation of the section and
how best to observe It. The attorneys
will then be called Into council to give
their exposition of the law, and fro in
these opinions the problem is to be
worked out General circulars will then,
be Issued fllstructing the officials and
agents what to do and how to do It. Tha
first thing to be determined Is whether
any of tho preaent praotlces infringe on
the Hepburn law and If so to Issue orders
to cease such practlcos. Many rulings '
from the commission and courts will hav 1
to be secured on the mooted points of the J
new law before the roads will know Just 1
what to do.
The telegram from San Francisco that
Harrlman had recalled all annual passes
la questioned in Omaha. Union PacIflS
officials point out that the law does not
become effective until January 1. HOT, .
when the passes will have expired any. '
Maater Mechanics Chance.
A change In the master meohanlca at the
Union Paciflo shops Is announced to be ef
fective at once. George Thompson, holding
the position at present. Is to be sent to
Denver to take charge of the shops there
for the Union Paciflo and ff. A, Turtle will
come from Denver to take charge of the
Omaha shops. Mr. Turtle held the position
of foreman under Maater Mechanlo Bar
num In Omaha some years ago, when he
was transferred to Denver.
BURGLARS IN SOAP FACTORY
Safe Blowers Make Fntlle Attempt
to Raise Money from
Burglars made a partial attempt to open (
tho safe in the office of the Gibson Soap
company. Twenty-eighth and Battler
streets, Friday night. When the factory
was opened, about 6 o'clock Saturday
morning, It was discovered that a quarter.
Inch hole had been drilled Into the safe "'
above the combination, and the drill left
hanging on the combination knob.
Whether daylight came upon the cracks
men or whether they were frightened in
some manner could not be learned by
the detectives who Investigated the case, '
The tools used by the culprits were
taken from the blacksmith shop of th
soap factory. There was no money In ,
the safe at the time of the attempted ,
entrance. The Intruders gained entranoe '
through a basement window.
MILLER HAS PLANS DRAWN
Orders Specifications for the Exoava
tlon on Hie New Hotel
Rome Miller has had specifications pre
pared for excavation for the hotel he pro
poses to erect at Sixteenth and Jackson '
streets and has placed them In the hands
of contractors with a request that bids
be returned July 11. He expects to have
the grading done Immediately after thut
and to begin the work of construction as
soon as plana can be completed.
Shimer & Chase Co.
Builders of Modern Houses
"Be it ever so humble
There's no place like home.
Your means must determine th
sise of your investment.' Happi.
ness and contentment is quit as
often found In a cottage as a
palace. Draw a pencil sketcb of
the bousa you would build. Wo
develop ideas and rellsvs you of
all tlie details of construrtloo.
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1600 Farnam. Ground Flr
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