Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, August 05, 1906, EDITORIAL SECTION, Page 3, Image 15

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Georc. W, Joknson'i Hew Betidtnoe Fine
Example of Comfort
Arohftrrte Adopt he Kllsabethaa te
the Tweatlrth reatary wllh
i;to4 KaTert au4 Prlee
aa Ideal Home.
Bom of the qualntfst and moit substan
tlat features of the old English dwrhlns
have been divested of their gloominess,
modified, to conform to modern day Ideaa
of comfort and convenience and employed
with admirable, result In some of Omaha a
handsomest new homes. On of the most
pleasing Illustrations of such treatment is
found In the residence of Ctaorge W. John
ston, 22J Dodge street, designed by Fisher
eV Lewrle and recently completed at a
cost of 110,000.
It la from the Ellxnhethan period that
the architects have borrowed In the main,
but this does not extend throughout the
bouse, for the lighter ami daintier styles
bar been employed In some of the rooms,
according to their use. The whole la com
bined, however, with most harmonious ef
fect. An old English hall of generous dimen
sions, serving as living room and library,
la the main apartment of the first floor
and one of the handsomest of the house.
It la MxlS feet and extended at the east
end by a library alcove built on the south.
The woodwork Is rich, and, while heavy,
not massive. It Is of beautifully grained
weathered oak and highly finished. The
exposed beams of the celling occur at In
tervals of about four feet and are hand
somely turned. The doors are finished In
colonial panels and the casings follow the
same plain design. A broad recessed mantel
and fireplace extend across the east end
of the room, close to the frames of a high,
three-foot leaded window on either side,
which fill the remaining space. The wall
space below these la covered by book
cases. The mantel sets back abotit two feet, the
Shelf being of plain, highly-polished oak,
supported by block brackets. The side
panels are also rlaln and extend from
floor to ceiling, and the front Is spanned
by ft slightly arched beam. The back is
set with a heavy mirror. The fireplace I
Is faced with red brick and Is equipped
with heavy brass rail, fuel box, etc., and
a quaint old fire box. all brought from
Wales by Mrs. Johnston.
The library alcove la one of the qunlntest
features of the room. It Is a deep, recessed
window, bowed to admit of a view up and
down the street. This bow Is about three
feet deep and filled with a plain oak pan
eled window seat. The window caslnss
are broad and hung with quaint Imported
draperies. The sides of the alcove are
formed by Inset book cases, with effectively
leaded art glass doors, filling the upper
spaco and below by recesses that hold the
steam radiators.
The light fixtures are of brushed brass
pnA Include, besides the electrolier, plain
aide brackets with art globes that when
, Illuminated give a firelight glow to the
' room.
Broad paneled sliding doors leading to
the music room balance the west side of
ths room, and to the right of these a few
Steps lead to the stairway landing, which
la arched" and partially screened by the
railing. The stairway Is Inclosed and I
lighted at Its second landing by a large
art window of rich design and delicate
coloring. A paneled walruw.ottng follows
the stairway to the second floor.
The music room follows the Louis XV
style. Its woodwork and walls are of pure
white enamel.
The dining room, opening off the living
room at the north, Is finished In Honduras
mahogany, highly polished. A heavy but
graceful cornice Joins the "celling and side
walls and a plate shelf with block supports
extends around the mom about six ftet
above the floor. A twelve-foot recessed
buffet furnishes the north wall. It Is about
three feet deep and the lower portion Is
fitted with drawers. The hack and sides
of the recess are paneled with mirrors and
above are three windows of leaded glats
with but little color. The buffet lights are
of brushed brass, small and severely plain.
These are among the handsomest fixtures
of the house, being scarcely more than a
Square, short rod, from which Is sus
pended a bunch of grapes that hide the
light bulbs. The wall space between the
east windows Is occupied by a gracefully
constructed cabinet of mahogany and the
room Is furnished In mahogany. The dome
of the table light Is of rich art glass and
Is suspended by a brass chain.
Vpstalrs In the sleeping chamber there
Is a decidedly lighter effect. The wood
work of the hall and the majority of the
rooms is of oak, the same colonial pan
eling prevailing below occurring In the
doors and other finishing.
The apartments of Mr. and Mrs. Johnston
occupy the entire front of the house, con
sisting of sitting and dressing room snd the
bed alcove at tha west. Here the wood
Work and finish are entirely of white en
amel. The colonial mantel at the east end
Of the room is of white enamlel and the
fireplace is faced with white tile, the fur
nishings being of brass. A deep reresKod
window twelve feet wide is paneled in
white enamel and has a seat extending
across Us entire width. The closets are
exceptionally commodious and complete,
being furnished with drawers.
The bath room is entirely in white en
amel and white tile and its leaded art win
dow carries out a conventionalised water
lily design.
The electric light switches are a con-
venlenoe worthy, of mention. One turn
lights the electrolier; a second turn lights
the side lights; a third turn extinguishes
one, and a fourth, the other.
It Is also worthy of mention that the art
glass, which is of exceptional beauty, wu
designed and made In Omaha. This Is also
true of the greater part of the Interior
finishing, except some of the mill work.
Tooth Talk No. 58
"Painless Dentistry" In the
mluds of souie people la a
mysterious and wonderful
thing. It Is really nothing
of the kind. It is simply
' "Careful Dentistry" the Ju
dicious use of uncommon car
and common sense.
I do not wish to be classed
with so-called "Painless"
dentists but I give you my
z word that I have practically
eliminated, pain from my
If your teeth are sensitive
and hurt when filled let ma
prove to you that I can fill
them painlessly.
DO, F1CK8, Dentist. 83a Set Eld.
Tbooa Dongla 111.
Some Novel
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San Franoiioo People. Turn to Wore Prac
tical Work of Belief.
Inspiring Scene at Mlaaloa Park
When the First Saaad Sets to
Work on Building; tha
First Hoaae.
The building of permanent homes for
refugees was Inaugurated last Sunday at
the Mission Park by Father D. O. Crowley
of the Youths' directory and a number
of the leading citizens of the district, amid
an inspiring scene which will live long in
the memory of those who witnessed it.
Early in the morning a great throng of
people flocked to the old relief barracks
on Nineteenth and Dolores streets. In this
crowd were most of the prominent resi
dents of the mission and many refugees.
Almost every one was a volunteer for the
work In hand. Foremost among those who
offered their services was former United
Slates Circuit Judge Van Duzer, who, al
though 72 years of age, insisted on work
ing a little harder than any one else all
day long. There were more volunteers for
the work of upbuilding than Father
Crowley could advantageously use; but
fifty-four were selected, and the work be
gan In earnest. The refugees were not
allowed to work, but old friends and neigh
bors insisted upon doing the work for
them. On every side there were the inout
encouraging evidences of fraternal feeling.
Volunteers Work with Will.
Promptly at 8:30 o'clock, under the able
direction of Contractor Henry Felge, the
volunteers took off their coats and set to
with a will. Judge Van Duxor and James
Rolph, Jr., vied with each other In the
performance of the moat arduous tasks.
There were no sticks of lumber too heavy,
no boards nailed too tight for these re
markable laborers to handle and triumph
over. It was a work of glow and glory.
Most of the glow showed 'In the faces of
the workers, and the glory will be theirs
In the years to come. Overalls and Jumpers
were the proper thing; Sunday clothes
were strictly barred.
The roll of honor Includes: James Rolph,
president of the MUslori Improvement as
sociation; Matt I. Sullivan. Eustace Culjl
nan, C. E. Talmage, F. E. Elliott, A. B.
Magulre, Father W. J. Morgan, assistant
rector of the Youths' Directory; Raymond
Gleason, of the Mission bank; P. Broderlck,
Eugene McCoy, Frederick Churchill, Henry
Felge, Judge Van Duser, J. J. Dlgnan, Wil
liam J. Ollfoyle, F. Ernest Edwards, J. R.
Doj ienry Sthing, J. C. Lyman, J. A.
Cu'.,. -nd S. B. Crawford.
Httiie.'to the Mission park relief bar
racks have sheltered about thirty des
titute families. Father Crowley and a
committee of mission cltlxens obtained per
mission from the park commissioners to
use the frontage of the park on the sides
of the block between Nineteenth and Eigh
teenth street on Dolores, and on Eighteenth
street, between Dolores and Church streets,
for sites for refugee cottages. Thirty of
these, enough to house the families who
formerly found shelter In the barracks,
will be accommodated In these- houses.
Each house will consist of two or three
rooms with bath and sanitary plumbing
closets. Each lot will be twenty-five feel
front by eighty deep. The houses will
either be given rent free to the homeless
families, or at a nominal rental. The Mis
sion Improvement association will have
charge of the leasing of the houses.
Father Crowley, the moving spirit In the
enterprising work, will push the building
of ths houses as fast as possible. Enough
lumber was obtained from the barracks
torn down yesterday to begin with, but
it Is estimated that about Slfi.ono will be
needed to fully complete the fottagea. This
sum. It Is hoped to obtain from the finance
committee. The refugees for whom the
cottages are Intended have all been former
residents of the Mission district and are
known to be deserving.
How Banks Stood the Strain.
On April 18, 1908, there were tn San
Francisco thirty-two Incorporated state
banks, six private banks and eight na
tional banks, forty-six banks in all, whose
aggregate indebtedness, payable on de
mand, was approximately $168, 790. XW, and
whose aggregate means of immediate pay
ment were approximately S20.07X.368 cash
In their vaults and t38.oci.0W due from
banks and bankers In various parts of the
world, or an ajtsTegute of S68,061.& assum
ing that creditors would be willing to ac
cept drafts Instead of the cash over tha
counter, which tha banks wore bound to
pay, and that all sums due from banks
and bankers were due from solvent banks
outside the city. On the same date the
eleven savings banks of the city had ob
ligations to depositors payable on sixty
days' notice, to the amount of $16i2.iM,
and only money tn their vaults
with which to pay them. There was due
to the savings bankafrom banks and bank
ers, tUe sum of tiSlO.JiO, but as the In
debted banks were presumably all tn this
city that ruaouroe cannot be considered for
the purpose of this article. Now these
cav h resources were quite sufficient under
ordinary circumstances to enable all the
banks to pay out sll the money which
would be called for. With 11. M per cent of
all claims In money tn the vaults and 3144
per cent In cash and deposited In banks In
cities outside tha city and nearly all the
sums due from banks and bankers were
from outside the city the commercial
banks were very strong Indeed, much
stronger, in fact, than they would think
they could afford to be If they. were not
receiving svme Interest oa their deposits
Details of G. W. Johnston's
in eastern banks and trust companies. As
for the savings banks, they also were in a
position to respond to all ordinary demands,
and In fact, as the records show, both sav
ings and commercial banks were In regular
receipt from depositors of more money than
they were Vailed on to pay out. This
money, moreover, was nearly all San Fran
cisco, or at least California, money, for
California has always been financially Inde
pendent. There has been an Important flow
of money to this state, but for the most
part it has been money for Investment, and
not money for loans. So the banks felt
strong because tho community was rich
and prosperous.
Stlreken by Disaster.
But the four days from April 18 to April
a completely and disastrously changed the
situation. Property to the amount of hun
dreds of millions of dollars, belonging, In
the main, to depositors In the banks, was
obliterated. The vaults of the banks were
Inaccessible, and whether they would pro
tect ths money, the securities and the
records which they contained could not be
certainly known. That thousands of de
positors would be in sore need of money
was self-evident.'' Should there be any
doubt of the ability of the banks to pay,
the gt;eat mass of depositors would be
clamoring for their money. Nor was this
all, or the worst. Of the Indebtedness of
the banks, payable on demand, $10,985,534
was due to banks and bankers, mainly to
those in the territory financially tributary
to this city, whose bankers habitually keep
large balances here. Just as our banks
knep large balances In eastern money cen
ters. A general failure of San Francisco
bar.ks would Impair the resources of the
country banks whose balances were In this
city, and It was evident that it would take
but a trifle to start a panic, which might
Involve a run on every bank on the Pacific
coast and cause a sacrifice of property and
values whose disastrous results might en
dure for years. As a matter of fact, the
banks cf the state are prosperous, and
It Is not likely that the loss of their entire
balances Jn this city would have more than
temporarily crippled them, but the publlo
knows Utile about the banking business,
and when a money panic Is once started,
the people make little use of what they
do not know. They do not reason. They
clamor for their money, and the more cer
tain they are that they cannot get it, the
louder they cry for It. For a few days the
financial stability of the Pacific coast hung
In the balance. That a most disastrous
panlo was averted was due to the con
summate ability with which the financiers
of this city, aided by those of eastern
money centers, the United States treasury
and the preiu of this and other cities,
quieted the public mind, gradually restored
confidence, strengthened the cash resources
of the banks, and generally so organized
and directed public sentiment that when
the banks resumed business they did so
without the least ripple of excitement, with
no more attendance at their counters than
on an ordinary business day, and with de
posits, on the first days, generally exceed
ing withdrawals.
Resources of the Banks.
The commercial banks of the city had
available 94,752, 493 of marketable securi
ties and money on hand or due from
banks and bankers with which to pay
1OT,790,888 of possible Immediate demands,
while the savings banks had 168.253,993 cash
and marketable securities with which to
meet within sixty days possible demands
for 16G,4fi!.2&4. It also appears that de
positors were secured, In the case of the
commercial banks, by f.5,21 4,602, and In the
case of the savings bunks by 112,444,326
capital and surplus. In case of liquidation
depositors would be paid before a dollar of
this money could be returned to stock
holders, so that depositors in the banks
who understood the situation could have
no fear as to ultimate repayment of their
deposits, as there was and la no question
of the Judgment of the bankers In making
Investments. But besides tho quick assets
the banks had loans outstanding, In tha
case of commercial banks, soon to become
due, as follows:
State commercial banks (Incor
porated $ 76.748. W7
National banks M.OM.ra
Private banks 2,643.313
Total 134.34.f33
Savings banks Iu9,tiii7,i
Besides these loans the banks had large
sums invested In bank premises and real
estate taken for debt, with some minor
Items of resources, so that the aggregate
resources were In excess of all possible
demands by many millions of dollars.
Things, however, were not quite so bad
as at first thought they would seem. In
the first place, the heaviest depositors were
men of large affairs. Many, perhaps most
of them, officers and stockholders tn the
banks, and who fully understood that
their own safety lay tn strengthening the
banks. The country bankers, also, having
balances In this city, were for the most
part wise enough to take the same view,
and could be depended upon not to check
heavily on thoir accounts. Finally the
depositors In the main were the borrowers
from the banks, and, as a rule, would
understand that if they expected, as many
of them would need renewal of their notes.
It would be wise to refrain from aiding
to put the banks In a position where such
renewals would be Impossible. There was
also the Influence of the press, which re
flected the indomitable courage of the
community and a confidence in the Insur
ance situation, which was very helpful at
tha time, even If rather stronger than ex
perience has Justified. So there were fa
vorable as well as unfavorable aspects to
the situation, and the bankers of the city
never for one moment lost their nerva
Nevertheless, they fully appreciated the
gravity of conditions and recognised the
danger that a money pamo might occur.
Bhothonl Drawing; Will Reward All Who
Registered for Land.
Railroad Demand for Townaltea Indi
cate that at least the Flrat
aFonr Selections Will Be
Worth Money.
BHOSHONI, Wyo., Aug. . (Special.)
"Every one draws a prize" appears to be
the outcome. If It was not the promise, of
the Shonshone Indian land lottery. When
the registrations closed on the night of the
last day of July, with but a few over 10,000
names on the government list, a consid
erable number of whom, if the experienco
of past land drawings Is to be considered
a criterion, will never take the trouble
even to draw a number, It was practically
announced that there were enough home
steads to go around. This means that In
a measure the opening of the reservation
was a failure. It means, however, that
those plucky ones who. In their hunger
for a piece of Mother Earth, took the tire
some Journey of something over twenty
four hours from Denver or Omaha, or of
approximately forty hours from Chicago,
Kansas City, St. Louis or St. Paul, will
be rewarded, In greater or less degree,
according to their luck In the drawing.
No. 1, at least, will draw a prize worth
having. Of the 1,400,000 acres which were
ceded by the Shonhones and Arapahoes, It
In a mooted question which particular
quarter section Is the most desirable. It is
considered certain, wherever It Is, that the
piece selected by entryman No. I will not
be used for agricultural purposes. Not
withstanding that every possible effort Is
made by the land department to render It
difficult to transfer a claim, townslte com
panies and others are anxiously awaiting
the opportunity to get possession of a few
choice sites and a big price will undoubt
edly be paid for at least one location.
Spot Picked by Wise One.
One snot which has been picked by a
few enthusiasts who know the reservation
well is In the center of a magnificent ex
panse of bench land some twenty miles
west of Shoshonl. Its champions say that
it Is the natural point for the crossing of
the Northwestern line from east to west
and the Burlington line from north to
south. They predict that it is destined to
be the site of a city that in a few years
will be the capital of Wyoming. With two
trunk lines, giving It an outlet to the four
points of the compass, and situated about
the center of the 300,000 acres of agricul
tural land under the two big canals which
the state Is preparing to build, nothing can
prevent the growth of an Important agri
cultural city.
Sixty miles west of Shoshonl, In the vi
cinity of Grow Heart butte, on the Big
Wind river, is a site which is destined, ac
cording to Its champions, to become the
site of one of the big mining camps of the
west. In this vicinity are located some of
the finest coal lands In the state and In ad
dition splendid specimens of gold ore have
been brought from the Owl mountains close
by. Now that the Indians are giving place
to the white man the exploitation of the
mineral resources of these hills will be more
thorough, and a gold camp as well as a
coal camp are possibilities of the future
A city here woull also stand midway be
tween the headgates of the two big state
Irrigating canals, which will Insure a large
agricultural territory for It to draw from.
Building stone and lumber are In abundance
within easy access.
A third site Is where the Little Wind
river Joins the Big Wind liver, thirty miles
below Shoshonl. Here Is a beautiful piece
of level land, measuring almost exactly 1G0
acres, and practically all contained within
one-quarter section, lying between the two
streams, with many trees and good grass.
With ample water supply, natural water
grades In three directions, and with an
abundance of good building stone In the
neighborhood, adjoining the extension of
the Northwestern railway now under con
struction, this Is an ideal site for a city.
Asians Buj sen's Plana.
Asmus Boysen, who has repeatedly
clashed wjth tho United States government
in consequence of his persistent efforts to
get to work on the Indian lands before the
date for their opening to settlement, has
selected a site where the river enters the
canyon twelve miles from Shoshonl. From
this quarter section, which covers both
banks of Wind river, Boysen's fifty em
ployes were evicted by a detachment of
cavalry while the registrations were In
progress, ten days ago. If he Is not de
barred as a "sooner," Boysen Intends to In
stall here an Immense water plant and fur
nish power which will not only operate a
large smelter for the Copper mountain
country surrounding It, but aUo generate
light and power for Shoshonl, and perhaps
other nearby towns. When the soldiers of
Uncle Sam unceremoniously interfered with
the work Boysen's men were preparing to
build this power plant, and when evicted,
left their drills on the ground.
These four sites will probably be selected
by Nos. 1, 1 3 and 4 In the lottery, but In
which order Is a question.
Tha failure of the Shoshone reservation
opening to attract a larger number of land
hungry people to Wyoming Is ascribed to
the general lask of Information regarding
the value of irrigated lands, and also to
the fact that many were undoubtedly de
terred by a realization of the fact that the
bulk of the agricultural land would be of
little value until something like Ho an acre
had been expended to bring the water to
It. Officials of the land office say that the
land here la exceptionally food above tha
Handsome New Residence
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average of similar lands opened to settle
ment, beginning with Oalahoma, Okla
homa attracted Immense numbers; the
Devil's lake country a noticeable decrease;
the Rosebud, even though located within a
short ride of large centers of population,
failed to reach previous records; the recent
Crow opening In Montana was termed a
decided "frost" by expectant property own
ers residing at the various registration
points, and with a vastly greater area and
the assurance of water furnished by the
state, the Shoshone applicants are propor
tionately the fewest yet.
Plan Will Stand.
Notwithstanding the light registration
officials of the land office in charge of the
ShoBhone reservation drawings are confi
dent that the present plan will not be
changed. Commissioner W. A. Richards
was asked a few days ago as to his views
and the views of the department on this
point, but to a correspondent he declined
to commit himself. The plan was origi
nated by Mr. Richards and he has on a num
ber of occasions intimated his full faith In
the system. It was thought that perhaps
the decrease In the number of ipersons at
tracted to the registrations would cause the
department to find a new way of attracting
Interest, but this Is set at rest by a state
ment made by Chief Clerk Harry Billings
Just after Mr. Richards left Shoshonl. "I
have recently talked with Commissioner
Richards," said Mr. Billings, "and t am.
satisfied he Is Just as firm as ever in his
confidence in the plan. He believes It is the
only safe and perfectly fair way to dispose
of these lands, and I do not believe there
will be any change. Preparations for the
opening of the Flathead reservation In Mon
tana are going forward and there is not
the slightest intimation that Its opening
will differ from that of the others recently
parceled out to tho public."
Moreover, so long as "everyone draws a
prize" there is no reason why those who
register should "kick."
One Sufficed to Hans; a Man, Ac
cording to British Coort
The testimony of a "ghost" would not
now count for much In a British court of
iaw. but the day has been when it has
sufficed to hang a man. It Is stated that
the original depositions sre in the Bodleian
library, of a most remarkable case of this
A girl named Annie Walker was sup
posed to have been sent away for her
good by a substantial farmer. Sometime
afterward a so-called appaprltlon appeared
to a neighbor, with its head all bloody
with wounds, and tolling him that she had
been murdered by the farmer and an accom
plice. Her body the appaprltlon said, had
been burled In a spot which she described,
and she begged the man to whom she ap
peared to bring her murderers to Justice.
True enough, the body was found In the
place mentioned, and the men were brought
to trial. The sensational character of the
case was Intensified by one of the Jurymen
declaring that he saw the child of the
dead woman "sitting upon the shoulder"
of Its father, the farmer. Both the cul
prits were hanged.
There was a ghosly accuser In a case
with which readers of Scott are familiar.
Soon after the '"ii" an English soldier,
wandering near Bruemer, met a violent
death. Hawks do not peck out hawks'
een, and no man opened his mouth to
give a ciew. inn n V..C, v.
a story of a communication from another
A farm servant declared that in the
night a spirit had appeared to him, de
claring itself to be the ghost of the soldier
whose bones It said lay still unburled.
The Highlander must see to their decent
Interment and have the murderers two
men named brought to Justice. The
Highlander promised, but did not keep
his word, and a second and third time the
spirit appeared and unbralded him for
his breach of faith. Alarmed at last and
no longer daring to delay, the man called
a companion, went to the spot which the
spirit had indicated and there found the
bones of the murdered warrior concealed
In a moorland tract called the Hill of
The story of the Highlander came to
the eara of an antl-Jacoblte, who caused
the matter to be brought to trial before
the court of Judiciary, Edinburgh. There
the tale was corroborated by a woman
who had seen a naked figure enter the
place on the night spoken of by the nian.
It was an age of superstition. In a dis
trict more than commonly given to su
perstitions, and the Jury seemed dls.
posed to find tho two men charged guffty
of tha murder. But It happened that the
principal witness spoke only Gaelic.
"Now," said the coutrsel for tha defense,
"In what language did the ghost speak 7"
"In as good Gaelic as I ever heard in
Lochabar," was the reply, "Pretty good
for the ghost of an English soldier," said
counsel. And, that question and com
ment saved the necks ot the men at the
bar. The Jury could believe In a ghost,
but not in an English ghost speaking
Gaelic. London Standard.
No Wool Over His Kyaa.
Uncle Abe, a grizzled old negro, visited
a zoological garden. lie stood fascinated
before a cage containing a chlmpansee and
could not be induced to move. After a
while the animal came to the front of the
rage and Uncle Abe spoke to him:
"Howdy f" he said. "Howdy?"
Tha chlmpansee not making any response,
Uncle Abe chuckled and winked at him
"Ltat's right, dat da way ter do! Loan
yeu nebber gin ter talk. Ef you does white
man put er hoe In yer ban' en meek yer
wuk!" be said. Harper's Week.
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Buiineis Good as Compared with the Came
Time Laat Tear.
Hen Who Were Attracted to the
C'oaat and Elsewhere Itetura
to the Ileal Scenc-4if
It Is by comparison that people are rich
or poor and by comparison that times are
good or bad. The Omaha real estate men
say buslnoss is slack, and, in fact, it Is
small compared with any time of the first
four months of the year. In comparison
with a year ago at the same season and
two years ago at the some season It shows
up well. This is the dull season and It
cannot be Justly compared with the months
of big sales. Reports from the various
firms Indicate that business is picking up
and that with a very few weeks it will
be as good as It waa before the hot
"We have been doing a good business In
consideration of the fact that this Is the
dull season, and we have no complaint
whatever to make," said one realty man.
"There is a good demand for houses, par
ticularly for those ranging In price from
13.0U0 to SS.OOO, and well located. Then
there is a large sulo of cheap lots In out
lying parts of the city, where men want
to buy on easy terms for tho purpose of
building homes."
Lot 1 In block 125, city of Omaha, has
been sold by Fred Krause to the Omaha
ft Southwestern Railway company, a sub
sidiary corporation of the Burlington: This
Is located on Douglas street, between Sev
enth and Eighth, and 1b the property on
which was located the Omaha Tank com
Iany's factory, burned down this summer.
The lot was wanted by the railroad for
trackage, as It has other property on both
sides, though nothing will be done with
it at present. The consideration was
Back to that dear old Omaha they all
come these real estate men after they
have been to faraway cities where sales
are ten times as many as in Omaha and the
agents' earnings several times as large.
To Winnipeg, Seattle, Spokane and Los
Angeles they go, and when they return
tell wonderful stories of feal estato ac
tivity there, but Instead of moving their
household Lares ajid Penates, they buckle
down to business and ucll some more of
that good old Omaha dirt. Only for a
short time does the glamor of the west
and 'north blind them to the fact that
Omaha Is a good town, and within a short
time after their visit to other cities, they
are boosting for Omaha with as hearty a
noise as anybody else.
Gould Diets has bought through George
G. Wallace a piece of ground 110x132 feet,
at the northwest corner of Thirty-eighth
Fine Farm and
Is closing out its lands in '
Western Nebraska, Colorado and Vyoming
From $3 to $5 Per Aero
Take advantage of the low prices and easj; terms
offered. , The opportunity will soon be gone.
Special Excursion Bates to the Lands.
For further information apply to
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Building Materials of All Kinds,
trnctnral BteeL
Iron Castings,
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Yards: 18th and Narcy Sttttt$.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water Heating
General Contracting and Repair Work. Work Guaranteed the Best
1812 Harney Street JOHNSON
Phone Douglas 6383
avenue and Jonee streets. Mr. Diets owns
other property on the west side e Thirty,
eighth avenue, and the entire half Mo-
on the east sldf of the avenue, directly
opposite his new purehatte.
Other sales repot ted by Mr. Wal
lace are: A vacant lot. IliixlW feet, at
the northweet corner of Port and Thirty,
fifth streets, to a man who will not let
Ms name be known at present, but who
will erect one or more dwellings on his
purchase; two lols on Rpauldlryr street,
one between Twenty-fifth and Twenty,
sixth streets, and one Jut west of Twenty,
eighth street, to be Improved with dwell
ings; lot and old houses on the south slda
of I,mvenworth street between Twenty
fourth and Twenty-fifth, for 13.000, to
Emma F. Taylor, to be Improved. Mr.
Wallace also reports the sale of the Thelps
house at 4774 Capitol avenue.
George IT. Payne Is building a unlnue
summer horn on his property near Elm
wood park. Its first story In of "nlirger
heads" which he has had shipped from the)
fsrm near Fort Dodge, la., on which h
spent his boyhood dnys, and many of tha
stones are ns familiar to him as the furni
ture In his own office. The second story
will be sided with shingles. The house
will be after the bungalow style, low snd
scuntty, with broad eaves. It Is In tha
center of several acres In grass and trees.
The Pnyn Investment company reports
an unusual amount of activity In property
of Grammercy park, which is at Forty
eighth street and Military avenue. Twenty
lots have been sold there In the last week
and the larger number of them to men
who Intend to build homes.
Other sales reported by the Payne In
vestment company are: Three cottages at
Seventeenth and Center streets from .an
out-of-town man to William A. Becker,
who will remodel them and plaoe them on
the market; house and lot at 829 South
Twenty-fourth street, from tha Callow
Falls Savings bank to Abraham Pregler,
who will remodel the house and erect an
other; store building and two cottage at
the northwest corner of Twenty-ninth and)
Dupont streets, from Mr. Adams of New
York to Mrs. Eugenia Earle, who will Im
prove the property; house and lot at ISOt
Van Camp street, from James Boyer to
Frank Barber, who will tear down the
house and erect a large modern one in its
stead; house at 2710 Davenport street, from
Mr. Bradley to Miss Tlllle Pearson, for s
Electrical Oddities.
One or two curious details of the fran
chise In France have come to light In con
nection with the general election whloh
took place on Sunday, There are altogether
11,000,000 electors, of whom In 1001 8,730,008.
actually voted. But blank and spoiled pa
pers reduced tho number of effective votes
to 8,100,000, of which 6,100,000 wars cast
for the deputies elected and 1.000,000 for
the unsuccessful candidates. Altogether tha
elected deputies represent rather less than
half the registered electors. The Jtl deputies)
who constitute the majority voting tha
separation law represented 1,200,000 voters,
or only one-fourth of the total number.
London Globe. )
The Old School Readers.
Men and women who went to school
thirty-five or forty years ago will be dis
posed to doubt the assertion repeatedly
made that no good school readers ara
available nowadays. It may be that "Me- 1
Guffy's" series Is out of print, but It Could,
easily be rehabilitated, and any one of tha
old boys and girls will maintain that It
would be impossible to get up a better
reader than "McGuffy." If there Is any
doubt about It In educational circles It is
because educators, like most other people,
do not know what Is good for them these '
days. Chicago Chronicle. ,
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