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THE OMAHA' SUNDAY BEE: AUGUST 12, 1900.
NEW RESIDENTS BUILD HOMES
People from Outside City limit Their
Honey in Omaha Eealty.
B3ISK DEMAND FOR GOOD DWELLINGS
President Oreen of Raal Estate
Eirhi llae Proml from
General Greet? to Make
Address Thla Kail.
One incident In the experience, of the
Byron Reed company this nummur Roea to
fliow that there la a good demand for new
residences on tha part of people newly
moved Into the city. This Summer tha
company built five new H,5) and I7.0J
tiou'ca on Harney etrtwt between Thlrty
tlilrd and Thlrty-nfth streets, all with
plenty of yard room, and kU different
from the othera. Four of tl.ese are now
oocuplml by fumlllea which have oome to
the city within the last few montha, and
tliree of them arc owned by the occupants.
One of the houses waa bought by 8. V.
Miller, assistant general freight and pas
senger agent of the Northwestern; one by
George C. Johnson, who came here from
Newmans Grove to become manager of the
new Nye-8chnelder-Fowler elevator, and
one by R. P. Kloke, an investment broker,
who lately came to Omaha frora West
Frank Walters, assistant general manager
of tha Nebraska division of the North
western, who came here from Fremont,
has rented another of the houses. The
fifth wan bought by I. A. Modlur.
."This means, to my mind," aald A. I
Heed, "that the city Is crowing so rapidly
In population it is pretty hard for new
comtrs to buy or rent suitable homes un
less they have housea built for them or
are lucky enough to make a deal with
somebody who Is Just having houses built.
AU these houses were snapped up bofore
they were finished. If the newcomers had
waited to buy them until they were com
pleted it is probable someone else would
have bad them."
. President Green of the Real Estate ex
change la outlining a program for the fall
meetings of the exchange, which Includes
addresses by prominent nieu and discus
sions of subjects vital to the realty men.
Ooneral A. V. Oreely has promised to ad
dress tho exchange when he cornea to
Omaha the latter part of September or the
early part of October, and President Green
la expecting acceptances of Invitations from
other men of note. The series of addresses
by public, men of Omaha arranged by him
In the spring proved a popular one, and so
another will be had this fall.
Suveral burning aubjucta are to come up
for early discussion, perhaps the most Im
portant one being tho (juewllun of the Ne
braska laws Kovernlng real estate, mort
gages and foreclosure. A committee to go
before tho legislature this winter In the in
terests of the exchange probably will be
appointed at one of the September met
lngs. The new plan of Belling lots In Omoha,
a nVnall payment down and a payment
each week until the lota are putd for, Is
becoming Immensely popular. Hastings
1 ley den have had several of these sales
and In almost every case have sold out a
whole addition In one day. One hundred
and seventy-five dollars seems a big sum
to a man when tt is all In one pile, but
when he can pay It In $10 a week, auoh a
mall sum that It is not burdensome upon
his exohequer, It doos not seem so big,
and ho Is ready to buy a lot when other
wise he might not Invest. Hastings ft
Hoyden sold Sheridan Place lots, on West
Ixtavenworth Btreet, lost week, and Fri
day of this week they will put on sale a
property known as Hillsdale addition, con
sisting of ninety-three lots, overlooking Mil
ler park on the west aide.
'It is strange how people want what they
can't get," said Byron Hastings. "I am
flunking now of a number of persons who
have come to me and asked to be let in In
advance on an addition we are about to
sell. They wanted to get the pick of the
lots and wanted us to sell before the formal
opening of the addition. As much as we
wanted to accommodate them, we could
not tell them lots, of course. All we can
do Js to remember them and pronilBe to do
the best wa can with them at the sale."
The base ball boys of the Real Estate
exchange are a Jaunty lot now, clothed In
their new blue suits trimmed In white. The
letters O. R. K. K. are In white across
their breasts. The team la making for It
self a good reputation among the amateur
teama of the city.
Those who claim to know, aay that the
Indianapolis firm which la promoting the
sule of easy term lots near Fort Omaha
la making soma quick and easy money.
It is generally supposed that the Indian
apolis people own the property, but this Is
not true, and they are exploiting it for the
real iwnars, who are Omaha men wishing
to keep taelr Identity unknown. Bo say the
local real estate men. It is supposed that
the men from Indiana get a certain per
centage of the sale price of the lota, and
that they get their share out of the first
Acting on tha advice of tha Water board,
which says the law cannot prevent tha
water company turning off wter In cases
where the rent It demands has not been
paid, she real estate men are paying their
rentals on the basis demanded by the water
company. They' are also settling back bills
occasioned by the fact that In January
they paid on the figures named by the
Water board, which were lower than those
of the company. The latter Is now de
manding tha difference, and Is getting It.
Each bill Is paid, however, under protest
and the realty men hope to get back what
Is considered by themselves and the Water
board excenalve etiarge. The recovery of
the money la contingent on the final suc
cess In the supreme court of tha suit of the
city against tha water company.
O, II. Lane of Iowa has bought a lot at
Military avenue and Parker street and ex
pect to build a residence on It this fall.
Tooth Talk No. 61
It la a queatlon of only a few
rears when all dentists will be able
to operate without hurling their
patients. At present I need not tell
you this is not tbo case.
Personally, I have given this
feature of painlessness in dentistry
a good deal of my time. Bo much,
so. In fact, that I can premise you
reliable dentistry with practically
I etand ready . to substantiate in
sny practice what I say In uiy ads.
Crow a ana bridge work a specialty.
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TEW FROM LIVINO
Mr. Lane expects to make Omaha his home
and the house will be for himself.
More conscientious than most people Is
Miss Nellie Casey. She came to Miss Bren
nan, an abstracter, and asked the latter
to look up the ownership, for the summer
of 1S56, of a house about twenty blocks
south of Farnam on Sixteenth-street. She
Said she and her mother had lived In the
house during July, August and September
of 18J6, and owing to the fact that the prop
erty was In litigation at the time, had not
paid rent. This fact had always worried
her, and now that she had a little money to
spare, she wanted to square her mother's
debt. It took Abe Reed and Tom McCagua
about two hours to go back over the
records and find who were the owners of
the property at the time, according to the
decision of the court. They found that
ono man had owned It half that time, and
another half, one being a client of Mr. Mc
Cague nnd the other a client of Mr. Reed.
So they took the 524 offered them by honest
Miss Caeey and divided it between the two
BIG CROWD TO MEET BRYAN
Popnlar Crusade of Xebraskavna
Now the' scheme of Com
mittee and Rallroada.
Ten local democrats met at the Henshaw
Friday- night and organized the' Bryan
Homecoming committee. An executive
committee, composed of Mayors Dan 1 man
and Brown, D. J. O'Brien and H. 8.
Daniel, secretary, was appointed to have
chargo of the can.palgn. General Invita
tions are now lssuod to all western people,
regardless of politics, to take advantage
of the 530.75 round-trip rate, via the Great
Western, and swell the crowd. If one
special train from Nebraska isn't enough
a second will be run. ,
As now arranged the special will leave
Omaha at 8:15 the evening of August 24,
reaching Chicago at 10 o'clock the follow
ing, day. At 2:15 the train will go east
over the Grand Trunk. From 6 to 7 tho
following morning will be spent at Niagara
Falls. New Tork will be attained over the
Lehigh Vajley road at 6 o'clock on tha
evening of Sunday, July 26. The reception
to Bryan at Madison Square Garden will
take place on the night of the 30th. The
Nebraska delegation will leave for homo
as soon afterward as possible and will try
to havo Bryan accompany It.
Headquarters for Nebraskans In New
York have been axed at the Victoria hotel.
The Pullman company has promised to
furnish the finest equipment in stock and
early birds taking reservations will make
sure of seats nt th reception, as Mayors
Daiilman and Brown have a considerable
number of tickets at their command.
The committee proposes to hustle up the
biggest crowd possible for the trip. Lin
coln has already given assurances of send
ing two carloads of passengers.
NEGRQ UNWRAPS HIS THUMB
Colored Maa Carries His Disconnected
Member Into Jndga Altatadt'a
Temple of Jnatlce.
Henry Williams, colored, believes In
doing things up right. He aays it cota
no . more than the other way. Mr. Wil
liams walked Into the Altatadt temple of
Justice and fame in the Paxton block Sat
urday afternoon, carefully placed a cob
pipe on the table and unwrapped two yards
of paper. The unwrapping process revealed
a human thumb.
"Glf me soma explanations for this," re
marked "der schudge."
Tm comln" to It. Judge," replied Wil
liams. Williams was complainant In a case of
mayhem against William Tucker, also col
ored. They had a fight in South Omaha
Friday. They fought because they did not
like the looks of each other.
Tucker pleaded not guilty and had the
hearing set for next Wednesday. In the
meantime he Is reposing In the county
Jail, which place he may leave upon fur
nishing a bond of 1800.
Williams carries the thumb around In
his oust pocket. Tho member was com
pletely severed by the teeth of his com
batant. Mnilag of a, Cynic.
An optimist la a man who polishes up
the dark side of life.
Clothes may not maks the man, but they
aort of clasflfy him.
Lots of people view Ufa through the
wrong and of the teleacope.
The heaviest collection plate doesn't al
ways Indicate the most religion.
The woman who sues for a man's favor
may live to sue for her freedom.
We alwaya hate a man who has graaped
an opportunity we failed to aee.
There lan't anything much more decep
tive than a five minutes' walk from tha
The woman who Is ambitious to run
things generally practices on her own
Arbitration doesn't always work. Some
times tha dove of peace Is mistaken for a
When we say of a man that ha won't
listen to reason, he la probably saying the
same of us.
Borne people talk about the demoralising
Influence of the theater because It costs
more than going to church. New York
Hotel Clerks' Meeting.
The Omaha and Nebraska Hotel Clerks
association will hold a special meeting at
their rooms in the Medlar block Monday
evening. Considerable matters of Interest
are to come before the meeting and all
members are urged to be on hand. Tha
part that tha hotel clerka are to lake' In
tha coming meeting of the Northwestern
Hotel Keepers' a Mm. elation, and to which
the clerks' association has ancevte4 aa la
aiUUou. will to diCUeaV
ROOM ACROSS TTAT.T, INTO DIXTNTQ
MODERN HOMES IN OMAHA
E. Y. Lewis' Aew Begidsace Pint Type of
CLASSIC SEVERITY UNITES WITH COMFORTS
Striking: Effect of Mahogany and
White Enamel in Reception Ilail,
with Novel Treatment In
Another of the handsome new residences
that has been added to the West Farnam
district this year is that of K. V. Lewis
at 401 South Fortieth street, finished a' few
months ago at a cost of about $X8,0u0. The
bouse affords one of the beat types of
colonial architecture In the city, and from
Its very veranda la suggestive of all the
substantial comfort sssoclated with the
term "colonial." The rooms are wide and
long, and tne broad doorways and exposed
beams emphasize this effect, making them
seem almost low. The windows follow the
same broad lines. The wood work la sub
stantial rather than heavy and is hand
somely finished, being one of the most
elaborate features of the house.
The reception hall, which extends through
the center of the drat Moor, separating the
living room and dining room, affords a
striking, almost daring combination of ma
hogany and white enamel. This is taken
from the old colonial, and is at once quaint
and elegant. So unusual Is the combination
and so cleverly is It worked out that its
full artistic merit is not grasped with
casual observation, and at first one Is Im
pressed only with the grace and attractive
ness of the whole, without appreciating
the beauty of Its detail, which develops
with closer study. The exposed beams, oc
curring 'at Intervals of about two and a
half feet, and the window and door cas
ings are finished In white enamel, while
the window frames and the long paneled
colonial doors are of mahogany, trimmed
With heavy cut glass knobs.
The stairway, which also follows the
colonial. Is one of the conspicuous features
of the house, It, too, being worked out in
the mahogany and white enamel. Broad
ening at the foot. It narrows to the first
landing, which extends balcony-like across
the back of the hall, rising again at the
other side of the second floor. The newel
post, which Is square, the treads of the
steps and the bannister, are of mahogany,
while the slender spindles and the facing
of the riser of the step are of white
The hall Is lighted by a broad recessed
opalescent art window, extending across
the landing of the stairway.
Opening off the hall on the south Is the
living room, a spacious apartment, 18x32
feet, and the most pretentious of the house.
Here the wood work is entirely of ma
hogany, heavily and richly finished, and
In Itself affording a decoration and fur
nishing that would relieve tha room of
bareness were It less handsomely adorned.
The parallel beams, less than three feet
apart, are exposed and set In a cornice, and
the window casings are broad and plain,
the upper sash being latticed. At the east
end of the room is a Horary alcove, one
step above the floor level of the living
rooms and separated by a heavy arched
beam, aupported oh either aide by an oc
tagonal fluted column resting on a square
base. A space of several Inches separates
the column and the casing, which Is broad
and heavy. The greater part of the enst
wall space of the alcove Is occupied by a
quaint old mantel and fireplace, the re
mainder being devoted to bookcases nnd
above these leaded art windows. The
chimney, which is twelve feet wide. Is per
fectly straight and plain and is built of
shale brick. The fireplace Is not wide and
the chimney breast is crossed by a ma
hogany shelf five feet from the floor, the
effect being severe.
The walls of the living room are covered
with rich green brocaded silk set in panels
outlined with a narrow mahogany mould
ing. Perhaps the handsomest feature of
the room is the doorway leading to the
hall. IJka the arch to the alcove, tt Is
topped with a heavy ornamental beam, sup
ported by the octagonal fluted columns,
while the side casing Is even heavier. Tha
drapery fixtures are of brass and the light
fixtures are of brushed brass.
The dining room, opening off the hall on
the north, Inclines more to the old English.
This Is finished in Flemish oak and, like
the hall and living room, has the exposed
beams. The style of the windows Is differ
ent, however, they being narrower and
occurring In groups. The room bas Its
ohlef light from tha west through four
leaded windows that fill nearly the entire
wall space. On tha north side' is a re
cessed ' buffs t fitted with drawers below
and above are three leaded windows. A
five and a half-foot wainscoting of dark
blue burlap extends around tha room, and
this Is paneled with broad slats of oak -and
topped by a plat ahelf. The light Axturea
are of brushed brass, including side lights
and a drop table light with brass-mounted
art glass dome.
Upstairs there are the same spacious
rooms, broad windows and doors and hand.
Boms woodwork. The hall la finished in
oak, as sre some of the rooms. The sleep
ing chambers are admirably equipped with
every oonventen.ee and in tha apartments
occupied by the women of the family the
doors are set with full length mirrors.
Oat of Ut btn&Qcncet of tbo upstairs
of E. V. Lewis' New Colonial Residenc,
rooms is finished and furnished In ma
hogany, the walls being papered to match
the window hangings. Another room is in
The hous was designed by Fisher &
TEN THOUSAND FOR A STAMP
One Collector Oltn Top-Notch Price
for an Annapolis
That there Is a United States 6-cent
postage stamp which Is worth $10,000, a
price exceeding the highest figure ever paid
for a stamp of any country, may seem sur
prising to people not of the postage stamp
collecting cult; yet an American collector
offers that sum tor a copy of the Annapolis
(Md.) postmaster stamp on the original
envelope similar to the one in the collection
of the Earl of Crawford, J which Is said to
be the only specimen of Its kind la the
world, and la looked upon by many as the
greatest rarity known to philately.
This would make the Annapolis stamp
tho highest priced In the world. Next to
it In point of value Is a specimen of the
two-penny Mauritius stamp, for which the
German Postal museum Is said to have paid
$9,0:3. After thla ranks the 1-penny
Mauritius star.jp, for which the prince of
Wales not long ago paid $7,200.
This highly valued hit of paper shows
in one corner a circular black stamp, In
the center of which is an eagle with ex
panded wings. One of its talons grasps
a branch, while the other holds three ar
rows. In the beak la held a sprig of olive
At the top of the stamp Is the Inscrip
tion "Post Office," and at the bottom
"Annapolis." To the left of the stamp
Is a large figure "6," underneath being
"Paid." The color Is red on white, and
the stamp was Issued by Postmaster
Martin F. Reveil In 1S40. W. A. Castle
of Philadelphia formerly owned the only
There Is no series of postage stamps
held In higher esteem by the collectors
than the postmaster stamps, which In
clude between ten to fifteen general types.
They were the forerunners of the regular
United States stamps.
On March 3, 1815, an act was passed
by congress establishing the uniform
postage rates of 5 and 10 cents, but the
postmaster general was not authorized
to issue postage stamps until March 3,
1847. In the meanwhile the postmasters
of certain cities had stamps prepared
and sold them to the public without au
thorization. They were sold at a slight
advance to repay the postmaster for the
cost of production.
The signature of the postmaster ap
peared on the stamp to show that pay
ment of postago had been made. Tho
postmaster of New Tork and his depu
ties used their Initials In marking the
stamps; tho New Haven postmaster
wrote his name; so did the postmaster
of Baltimore. The Alexandria postmaster
numbered his stamps, and the famous
Brattleburo issues bear a facsimile of the
Alexandria's postmaster stamp Is one
of the great rarities. It was issued in
1846 when Daniel Bryan waa postmaster.
The design is typeset with a circular
Within this, forming another circle,
the words "Alexandria, Post Office,"
and inside of the second circle is "C
Paid." This stamp is found only in
black, but the cancellation Is band
stamped in red. As this variety Is sel
dom offered for sale, it Is difficult to
estimate its value.
Next come the Baltimore stamps. They
were Issued between 1846 and 1849, during
the Incumbency of Postmaster James M.
Buchanan. Two values were printed, 5
and 10 cents, of numerous varieties, every
one of which la extremely high priced.
EE.g-h of theae denominations la In
black on white and black on blue. The
design is extremely simple, consisting of
a narrow rectangle of faint lines, with the
signature of the postmaster written over
the printed value. New York Sun.
RYDER TO LAND CONVENTION
Goes to Milwaukee with Mission of
Getting Kagles for Omaha
John J. Ryder, envoy extraordinary and
minister plenipotentiary for the local aerie
of Eagles, left Saturday morning for Mil
waukee, where he will open offices for the
pmuha lodge. Mr. Ryder goes with full
authority to offer aplendld Inducements to
have the next annual meeting of the grand
lodge of the Eaglea held In Omaha. He has
several good propositions to offer and says
he feels confident he can offer as good
arguments In favor of Omaha aa any other
city can produce. The Great Western la
the official route for the flight of the Kagles
and the indications are that this city will
be especially well represented, the number
being increased by a desire to make a hus
tle to have the next meeting in Omaha.
DR. STAUFFER BACK IN OMAHA
Retaras from St. Loals, Will Preach
Sunday and May Remain
Rev. Byron H. Stauffer has returned to
Omaha after a week'a vacation In St. Iitia.
He will preach at the First Methodist
church Sunday morning and evening. It Is
learned that Ir. Stauffer will remain as
pastor of the church until after the annual
conference In any event. The annual con
ference for this district will be held at
Central City. September 12. It Is barely
possible ha may be persuaded to continue
here Indefinitely, though ll Is known fit
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LIBRARY ALCOVE IN LIYING.
STRIKING ITS FORMER PACE
Bin Francisco Morint: Onward and Upward
in Fine Style,
SUBSTANTIAL PROGRESS IN THREE MONTHS
Notable Achievement in Newspaper
Rehabilitation Some Leaauna of
the Fire I nlqne Claims
To the commercial mind the bank clear
ings of a city are the index of progress,
and taking this as the criterion, San Fran
cisco has returned to very near lis nor
mal business conditions. But while San
Francisco has resumed business, and is
doing more than it did a year ago, 11 must
not be understood that It is rebuilt. It is
not quite three and one-half months since
the tire started which destroyed the busi
ness portion of the city. Thirty days
passed before the ruins were cool enough
to permit tho handling of the debris, and
not much can be done In the way of re
building a big city in seventy-four days.
The fire begun on the morning of April 18,
and on the afternoon of July 30 workmen
uncovered hot coals, which burst into
flame when exposed to the air. This was
ninety-eight days after the place had been
It Is well to remember these facts when
considering the rebuilding of San Fran
cisco, and the firm which rehabilitates it
self within three and a half months in its
old place of business shows an energy
which speaks well for the future of the
city. According to the estimates of the
California promotion committee 6,000 firms
are now doing business in the burned dis
trict. Temporary structures to the number
of 4,600 have been erected and eighty-six
permanent buildings are being erected.
Thirty-five class "A" buildings, damaged
by fire, are undergoing reconstruction, and
eighteen of them are now occupied.
The business of San Francisco is esti
mated to have recovered to the extent of
75 per cent of what It was before the fire.
The bank clearings for the month of July
showed an Increase of 6 per cent over
those of July, 1D05, while the building per
mits for the last month exceeded $.1,000,000
In value. Twenty-five thousand men are at
work on reconstruction of the city, and
the demand for labOT In the building trades
and for ordinary laborers Is increasing
dally. One hunded carloads of debris have
bcqn removed daily since July 1, but even
at this rate It will take fully a year to
have it all cleared away.
Recovery of the Jfewapapera.
The rehabilitation of the big newspapers
speaks volumes for the energy of San
Francisco. Tha fact that the issues wero
continuous, owing to the use of plants
across the bay In Oakland, is not a matter
of great credit to the enterprise of the
publishers, but when it Is known that the
Call was printing Its paper in Its own
building within six weeks of the day of the
fire, and that the Chronicle had lualullud
an entirely new plant In Its building und
was issuing Its papers regularly there
within ninety days, something of the ra
pidity with which San Francisco is being
rehabilitated may be understood.
The Call saved the larger of its presses
and rushed orders for its linotypes and
other machinery, and was able to utilize
its old home in a very short time. The
Chronicle had to get a complete new plant
of mammoth presses and linotypes, stereo
typing machinery and all the accessories
of a big newspaper. The old building of
the Chronlclewae destroyed by the fire
and the new building was not completed.
When It la known that $65,000 worth of
marble facing was destroyed In this new
building some Idea may be had of its
The Examiner was not so fortunate, for
Ita building was entirely destroyed by fire
and dynamite, and tt has been compelled
to use temporary quarters all this time,
but It Is rushing work on its old site and
plans have. been made for a new building,
better In every way than the one de
stroyed. The Bulletin secured temporary quarters
also, and has been Issuing Its papers from
this home In the burned district. Plans
for the new home of the Bulletin have
been perfected and It expecta to occupy a
fine building on Market street by the be
ginning of the new year.
Inrush of Building Material.
According to tha Investigations of the
California promotion committee there will
be a demand for 1,000,000 brlcka daily by
the end of August, but the yards In and
around San Francisco will be fully able
to meet this demand. The brick from
burned buildings will materially aid In
making a full supply.
Crushed rock Is in great demand for
foundation, facings and other concrete
work, and it la estimated that tha various
crushers In San Francisco, Marin and
Alameda counties will be able to furnish
all that will be required. These quarries
haye a combined capacity of between" ,0O0
and 7,000 cubic yarda a day, and contractors
think thla amount will meet all require
ments for aome time to come.
Cement la short In supply, but thla will
be overcome before the end of August.
The big plants In California are working
night and day, and seven cement laden
ships on the way here from Europe are
expected to arrive before September. It la
thought that from these sources the sup
ply will be ample.
There Is an appreciable shortage In build
era' hardware and plumbers' supplies, but
as soon as tha freight blockade Is lifted
there will be an ample supply for all de
mands. Structural steel Is coming from the east
u laxf quantities, and th big plant at
-t. -at j . - - 1
Homestead and Pittsburg are working
night and day to meet the sudden demand.
It is estimated that thrr" la 70,000,000
feet of lumber In tho city, with about 9,om,
000 in the big raft which came to Mission
bay some two weeks ago. In Oakland
there Is a good supply which can be deliv
ered In San Francisco on two days' notice.
Three rafts are now In course of construc
tion on the Columbia river, two of which
will be brought to Ban Francisco, and one,
containing 1O.0h0.Oik) feet, towed to
Shanghai, China. The two which will be
brought to San Francisco are the largest
Relief Work Claims.
The report of the chairman of the finance
committee of the relief corporation shows
that up to July 1, 9.431 claims were regis
tered, representing demands to the amount
of $2,490,Jl.33. Of these Mr. Pollock's com
mittee rejected outright 214, aggregating
$113,812.48. A number fit claims were re
duced. $41!),7!)3.18' being saved to the fund
In this way. Eighteen claims were donated
by the claimants. These made a total of
$11,405 . The committee haa approved and
vouohered 7,807 claims, repiesentlng $1,122,
791.54. This leaves 1,402 under Investiga
tion, the amounts aggregating $842,633.18.
These the executive committee will pasB
upon. In addition to them are 838 claims,
representing $113,14581, which have been
filed slnco July 1. These are In the main
from persons who, during, the fire, con
tributed goods or service, but slnoe
changed their minds and want pay.
The claims In dispute are In the main
for goods taken from transportation com
panies, perfumery, toilet articles and the
like- which, the examiners have held,
scarcely come under tho head of necessities.
For example, one man wants $510 for per
fumeery furnished during the days of the
fire, another wants $1G.50 for a halef ton
of fertilizer. One claimant wants $!,0t
for a variety of articles. Including per
fumery, mustard plnsters. manicure sets
and n bundle of bottles of "Fire of Ufa."
A prominent business man wants $2S,43?.20
for articles Issued to needy Chinese, In
cluding silk trousers at $1.80 each, birds'
nests to the value of $105 and $400 worth
of silk handkerchiefs and jackets. A large
warehouse firm wants $24,000 for necessities
furnished, $14,000 of the claim representing
a demand for malted milk.
The claims of tho transportation compa
nies Aggregate about $300,000. These are
demands for merchandlso In transit al
leged to have been taken during the days
of the fire. Some of these goods are al
leged to have been confiscated by the sol
diers, others by cltlsens' committees. For
a few of the demands the claimants have
receipts, but the great majority of them
are based upon the mere affidavit thnt the
goods wer In possession of the claimants
and disapptaced during the days of the
fire and the period of excitement following.
Some Fire Leasona.
Among the prominent lessons of the San
Francisco fire reported1 by 8. Albert Reed,
consulting engineer of the National Board
of Fire Underwriters, are the "encouraging
possibilities of reinforced concrete." As
concrete was used most extensively In floor
arches and for column protection, it will
be sufficient to quote what is said about It
In this connection:
"The results In the Bush Street Telephone
exchange may be considered fairly decisive
as to solid concrete column protection as
well as to reinforced concrete floors. The
temperatures In this building were not only
extreme, but were also protracted. The
very excellence of the window protection
prevented the air from entering the build
ing at the sides, while the break In the
roof afforded just sufficient draught to gen
erate Intense and long continued heat.
The large quantity of combustible insula
tion and other material provided ample fuel
and the writer found numerous cases of
melted glass. Nearly all the light Iron
framework, of switchboard apparatus was
found collapsed Into a heap, and even a
quantity of wire nails was found welded
Into a mass; yet the column protection ap
peared to be perfect and the floor arches
were apparently sound. The only breaks.
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one In the roof and one In the floor below,
were at points where rutting away ho5
bwn done to accommodate aome of the
awi'chboard equipment. The bracing effect
of the solid concrete Incasing tha steel
column Is doubtless an Important factor,
atul It Is probable that with such re
Inforcement tho steel might even attain a
softening temperature without deflection.
"The ixcellent behavior of this (rein
forced concrete) type of floor waa notice
able. In the Baltimore fire were several
cases of reinforced concrete floor arches,
but they were on low, small building,
and the results, though favorable, did not
appear decisive, for the reason that a
numlHT of one-story buildings escaped
which had no epocinl construction merits.
The behavior of one-story buildings In con
flagratlons Is so capricious, on account of
the shelter they sometimes get, that cau
tion must be exercised In drawing conclu
sions. There was one case In Baltimore
of a building with reinforced concreta
frame, as well as floors, and tt made a
good record, but the results were not con
sidered decisive for several special rea
sons. In the San Francisco conflagration,
however, thirty-one fircprof buildings of
good height had reinforced concreta floor
arches, though all but two had steel
frames. Furthermore, fifteen of the build
ings had mercantile stocks and most of
them were expoaed to maximum exterior
conditions, although there was, of course
no fire and water test. It was an advan
tage, also, that a variety of representa
tive types of reinforced concrete construc
tion were present In Ban Francisco, tha
results showing a substantial equality la
their ability to stand the test,
The Jesuit Fathers, who teased the sit
of the old St. Ignatius college and church
at Van Ness avenue and Hayes street ta
Waramaker A Brown for a big depart
ment etore, have purchased the block
bounded by Shrader, Cole, Grove and Ful
ton streets for $130,000.
Prof. Boerniel, the favorite sculptor of
the kaiser, will submit to the mayor of
Sun Francisco a plan for the erection at
various points In the city of water towers
fed from the sea, securing the city from a
repetition of its great fire. Th machinery
in the towers will be so arranged as to
move In sympathy with the movement of
The blockade of freight In tha Southern
Faciilo freight sheds continues, although
demurrage of $1 a day a oar Is being
charged. The railroad officials are now
considering a tax of $7 to $10 a day on a
carload, as It Is Imperative that cars be
unlouded at once. This congestion la caused
by the Inability of merchants to obtain
quarters for housing goods. The railroad
company has Issued strict orders not to
receive any local freight except crude oil
and perishable goods.
The oloBlng of the sale of tha Spring
Valley building, at the southeast corner ot
Geary and Stockton streets, for $600,009
marks the most important real estate trans
fer since the fire. The pries Is low, as It
Is estimated that $300,000 will put the build
ing in perfect shape for offiaes. The es
tablishment of values In the down town
district will be slow, but from the present
Indications shrinkage on all streets except
Market street will not be over one-quarter.
Market street probably holds Its own and
none can be bought at reduced prices.
Campaign Directed to Arrest
Those Not Complying Yvltk
The city health department continues ta
Its campaign of weed cutting. Cltlsens who
fall to cut weeds after being served with
due notice are being served with warrants
and summoned to appear before the polloa
magistrate. Four complaints were filed la
police court Saturday morning against
George E. Barker, Frank Barrett, P. U.
Brown and A. S. Billings.
Railway Notes and Personals.
Hal Buckingham, chief clerk In the gen
eral freight offices of the Burlington, haa
gone on a two weeks' vacation to the ranch
of his father-in-law In northwestern Ne
braska. The North Dakota and the South Dakota
National Guards, which have been in camp
at Islay, Wyo near Cheyenne, will leave
Cheyenne over the Burlington August II
for their homes. There will be 460 In tha
companies. They will travel by special
The railroads are doing an enormous
business to Minneapolis and Chicago be
cause of the reduced rates and the city
ticket offices are having all the business
they can handle, with an increased number
of clerks. The Pullman company is short
fifty tourist sleeping cars to handle the
business and standard cara are being
stripped to use for this business.
Khimor . P.haco Urn
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Builders of Modern Houses
"Be it ever so humble
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Your means must determine &
slse of your Investment Happi
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often found In a cottage as t
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develop Ideas and relieve 70a e4
all the details of construction.
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