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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAKCTI 31, 1907.
II-EIT REAL. ESTATE TALii
Early Spring Day Scenes on Down Town Streets of Omaha Show Cily Full of Life
Itiroha9of Pitbf Ilamm EmwSd Com
P..K AT ClK-ifF LAKE IS POPULAR
Mot to Pernre Pablle Impmrnnl
at that Pretty Rodf of TVatcr
Haa Mnrh Rapport la
I y"'of -the Interesting developments
Inst wffk In refil eMste circles was
'Ol v of thr Theodora Ibn
riip.my into Omaha by ths p
. ld Cole of hla building at
1020 and 1023
;lna street, now occupied by Cha
iplce merchants and tha building; and
occupied by tha Council Bluffs
Cm (ha Transfer company at U South
Eleventh street. Tha alta, which will b
(, '1 ued by the new firm for a warehouse and
d'ttrtbutlng depot for Ita products, haa a
i frontage of forty-four feet on Douglas
; sireet, forty-six on Eleventh street and
i trackage en the alley at tha north of the
t, L-hapd plot of alxty-alx feet. Tha aala
made through tha D. V. Sholes com
pany for tlS.OOO and. It la reported, that Mr.
Cole obtained a neat profit, aa he bought
the Eleventh atreet lot from tha Bobllu
Brewing company for $2,000
Negotiations hare been pending for aoma
time and aereral altea were inspected by
John J. Ahem, tha auditor for the Hamra
company, and E. P. Roberta, a ML Paul
realty broker, who transacts business of
that nature for the new brewery. Tha deal
excited considerable comment by reason of
Uhe fact- that the Eleventh, atreet lot was
bought by Mr. Cola from tha Behllta Brew
1 Ing company. The new brewing company
will tear down tha old tranafer company'a
building and erect a three or four-story
'ld storage plant and stables.
propoaed 'parking around Cut-Off
. -hlch la being aeiioualy cotialdered by
"g commissions, haa attracted much
.on among real estate operators, who
)portunlty for profitable Investment
ne lake If the plana are carried to
' on. The plana under discussion cure
, lng a 600-foot atrip of land around
i-th aide of the lake. Including thirty
extending from the weat end of the
Ce to Locust atreet. Tha proposed ex
' dltura on this new park would ba about
'do and would result In greatly enhanc
' tha value and beauty of the .suburban
Bditlons in the northern part of tha city.
T land la not owned by the city, hut Its
yi-chase la being strongly urged and abet
ted by citizens In the Immediate neighbor
hood ami tha Fifth Ward Improvement
phllanthroplo women of Omaha have
come to the front with a project for the
rental of the residence of the late Herman
Kountxe at Forest HU1 for use aa a girls'
home. The fine residence will be remodeled
so as to meet requirements for tha new
purpose to wbloh It la to ba put. Nearly
half the equipment of the housa has been
donated and will be lormauy opened May
tie houaa waa rented through George
and carried with It tha uae of aa
much of , tha grounda surrounding
ble for 4 home of the character In
, on. Accommodatlona will ba had for
, fifty girls and visitors and the rooms
rwk ranted At a. nominal rat, ttm Iaw
ba made to meet the current expenses.
II & Co.
V fat;- Joseph ' M. Cudahy has been very
active In promoting the home, which la
not to be In the nature of a charitable
Institution, but a home where a working
JClrletrfth moderate meana oan secure eom-
ur. M. M. Ijoomle haa sold his double
house and lot on Lake street, between
twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets
The Equitable life Assurahee Society
It Stands Alone
STRONGER Because of the unquestioned integrity and ability of the man at its head
PAUL MORTON, President.
STRONGER Because it stands today in a better financial condition than at any time since
its organization. .
STRONGER Because the crucial test of public investigation has eliminated all alloy.
STRONGER Because of tlie confidence of its 'largest policy holders policies for larger
amounts invariably follow expirations. .,
STRONGER Because its records show death losses paid more promptly than by any other
STRONGER Because the society itself is strong.
"We have audited the books and accounts of The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the
United States, both at its Home Office and its principal Domestio and Foreign Agencies for
the year ending December 31, 1906.
AVe have examined the Bonds and Stocks owned by the Society and the Secured Loans,
together wiih the Collateral held as security therefor, and we are of the'opiaion that these
Assets are fully worth the value atwhich they are stated; we have also veriiied the CaaU
Balances, both Domestic and Foreign, by certificates from the- various depositories or by
actual count, and we have examined the records of Overdue Premiums and Agents' Ad
vances and Balances and are satisfied that sufficient reserve has been made for possible
"We have tested the clerical accuracy of the General Insurance Reserve, as certified by
the Actuary of the Society, which exceeds the amount required by the Insurance Department
of the State cf New York, by the sum of $1,468,187. We also find that full provision has been
made for all other Liabilities. . y
And AVE HEREBY CERTIFY that in our opinion the
J.4 ities correctly set forth the
Eiaiemenis oi xveceipis oi uisDursemenxs is correct, auu mat inese siaiemems are m agree
ment with the books of the Society. HASKINS & SELLS, Certified Public Accountants.
New York, February 23, 1907.
through J. H. Dumont tt Son, to Ross
Rlegal, who bought for investment pur
poses, and paid t&,200 for the property.
Dumont A Son have sold a lot for W. T.
Graham on Hawthorne avenue between
Thirty-sixth and Thirty-eighth streets to
II. F. Bwenson for IfiGO, who contemplates
building a home this spring. Mrs. Dettle
Bchull has bought two cottages near
Thirty-third and Hamilton streets, through
J. H. Dumont & Son, for Investment,
purposes, paying 13,350 for the home of
M. Borenson and 12,154) for the house and
lot adjoining of H. R. Eaton.
Preparations have, been made to enter 1
actively upon the work of building the
new Northwestern freight depot and of
fice building at tha corner of Fourteenth
and Davenport streets by Contractor
John H. Harte. Sheds for the storage and
shelter of building material have been
erected on the site and will be filled as
Soon as tha material can be secured, as
it has been bought by the contractor.
Tracks have been laid to the sheds and a
large force of carpenters, masons and
other skilled mechanics began the work
of - laying the foundations of the large
building last week." The preliminary work
In grading the site and building cut stone
abutments haa been entirely completed by
tha railroad company. The Improvements
will cost about 113,000 and will consist of
a brick freight depot thirty-five wide by
ass feet long and an office building meas
uring 60x90 feet
Among recent sales made by C. G. Carl
berg were two houses and lota on North
Twentieth street for James A. Burhans
of Chicago, who has acquired extensive
holdings of Omaha real estate. The eight
room, modern house of Mr. Burhans at
870 North Twentieth street was aold to
Dr. F. B. Fitsgerald for IS.700 for a home,
and the seven-room house at 271! North
Twentieth street was sold to Joseph W.
Peters for Investment purposes. Mr. Bur
hans re-Invested by buying a lot and five
room cottage at 1517 North Thirty-fifth
street for $l,2f0.
Other sales reported by Mr. Carlberg
are the ftve-room cottage at 2717 Mere
OF THE UNITED STATES
PAUL MORTON, President
STRONGEST IN THE WORLD
in the Confidence oi the Public
true financial condition of the Society at December 31, 1906; that
v H. D. WHY, Llannoer for Nebraska
432-M-5 llercaarits Rational Bank BnUdlna, . - - CHAHA
Will. HLNHY S&ttftlS. Cashier
Cccrcc VL Cccper n n. Fay Necly
, , Ceaer&l Agtitts. Omabi .
JCI Klein, Cueral AfitBt. llacola. Keb.
EAST FROM rJDCTKENTH AND FARNAM
dith street, for Harry E. Conrad to M. C.
Ahlquist, for, investment, at the reported
price of rt.700", the cottage of H. A. Scott
at J712 North Seventeenth street, to Fred
Ingersoll, for $1,700, and seven Iota In Park
land Place, for the Westland Realty com
pany to A. M. Smith and Roy C. Nichols,
The largest single inventor In Omaha
real estate during the last few weeks haa
been E. M. F. Lefl&ng, a prominent banker
of Lexington, who haa bought over $30,000
worth of valuable inside property In less
than ten days. Mr. Leflang bought the
home of Mrs. Fanny Relchenberg on
Thirty-seventh street for $16,000, which he
will occupy about May I, when he intends
to make Omaha his permanent residence,
and followed this purchase by buying the
two-story brick flats and stores at the
southwest corner of Twenty-fourth and
Hamilton streets last Friday for $1S,5C0
from S. Vangrowlch. The last sale was
made through Roblmnon A Wolf, who are
acquiring an enviable reputation for large
deals, and Mr. Leaflang'a Interests, as In
former purchases, were safeguardS by
F. D. Wead.
The bluff on the site of tlia new Haar
mann pickle factory on Marcy street be
tween Twelfth and Thirteenth streets, will
bo attacked early Monday morning! by a
hundred workmen, who will be divided Into
two ahlfts for continuous excavation.. The
night shift of laborers will work by the
light of several electric are lamps and at
least two power shovels will be utilised
in removing the bluff, which Is fifty feet
high. The excavating for the new building
will cost $-i,000 and the contract for the
work was let last Thursday, while the
building proper will cost over $100,000. It
will be eight stories In height and con
structed throughout of reinforced concrete
by the Trussed Concrete Steel company,
which was given the contract a few weeks
ago by Haarmann Brothers.
Members of the First Church of Christ,
I Scientist, who have met for some time at
' Chamber's academy, have recently decided
upon the erection of a handsome edifice to
cost 'about $50,000 and have a seating
statement of Assets and Liabil-
capacity of TOO, on the site recently se
cured at the northeast comer of Twenty
fourth and St. Mary's avenue. The ques
tion has been ur.der consideration for some
time and a formal meeting was held Inst
week to begin active work toward securing
the funds neceesary for the new church
home. Many churches have been built or
purchased recently by Christian SclentlstsT
mostly In the east, and the movement In
this city- Is along general lines Indicated
from eastern officials In an effort to secure
more churches In all parts of the country.
Mrs. Emma Stehr has bought two houses
and a double lot at Nineteenth and Grace
streets from the Byron Reed company for
$3,000 arid will occupy one of the houses,
retaining the other for rental purposes.
The Byron Reed company has also sold a
full lot at Thirtieth and Seward streets to
Ole C. Peterson, who contemplates erecting
a modern home on the premises.
Specifications for the new Cohn building
at Sixteenth and Davenport streets were
placed In the hands of contractors for bids
Saturday by Architect John Iatenser and
the contract will be let Immediately upon
the submission of all bids, which will be
In a week or ten days. Excavating for
the new building has been In operation
for ten days by a large force of workmen
and will be completed within a short time.
The Carpenter Paper company has de
cided to build one more story to Its new
Wilding on the Cozzens site at Ninth and
Harney streets, which will make the new
building eight stories In height when com
pleted and will avert the necessity for
building a separate factory building as
had been planned. The company owns a
vacant lot adjoining the new building,
which was to have . been used for the
factory, and will retain the lot for other
C, f. . Eaton, the stove merchant, haa
bought the house and lot at li'23 Uothrop
street which was formerly owned by Ad
miral Oeorgre Pewipy, for 13.500, through W.
H. Gates. A mortgage on the property was
foreclosed by a brother of Admiral Dewey,
hy which the latter came Into possession of
the premises. As a concommltant deal, Mr.
Eaton sold his home at 1CI1 Pinkney street
to W. E. Acker, of the International Har
A new real estate firm, known as the
Douglas Investment company, Is soon to
begin operation In Omaha, as articles of
Incorporation have been filed by Clement
.. . . . I
r.- : '
To live to the age of Ti. enjoy each day
aa It cornea and look upon three genera
tions of hla own blood, la the pinnacle of
earthly Joy reached by William Altstadt,
sometimes referred to aa "Uttl Bismarck,"
or "Der Schudga."
The accompanying; group of four . per
sona, representing as many generatione,
aj-e Mrs. William Altstadt, Mrs. Anna
Adams of Missoula, Mont. Mrs. Guy C.
Spencer and Baby Murray Bpencer of
Omaha. The first named la the wife of
tha well known justice of the peace, Mrs.
Adams la the judge'a elder daughter, Mrs.
Spencer Is the only daughter of Mrs. Adams
and Baby Spencer the only child of Mrs.
Spencer and great-grand-chlld of Judge
,The Judge believea the greateet honor
that can tumi to a uutu In bis evening of
Judge William Altstadt and His Great-Grandson
I West, E. E. Howell and Jerome B, Par
rott for the purpose. The corporation has
a capital of 0.0u0.
Sales reported during the last week by
Hasting & Ileyden: A house and lot at
2919 Spring street, ' to C. E. Obert, for a
homo; the residence'" at 438 Franklin
street, to George R. Butlin, late secretary
to Senator Millard; the new cottage near
Twenty-third and Mandereon streets, to
Thomas W. Allen, for a home; the new
cottage east of Twentieth street, on Ames
avenue, to S. A. Dutcher; a lot In Kountse
Plaifpon Spencer street between Nine
teenth and Twentieth streets, to E. M.
Conover; a house and lot on Florence
boulevard, north of Ames avenue, to H. H.
Khnpp, for a home; a lot in Sulphur
8prtngs addition, on Emmet street, nenr
Sherman avenue, to L. D. Boyd, who will
erect a home, and two lots In Kountze
Place, on Blnney street between Sixteenth
and Eighteenth streets, to E. I Morgan,
for Improvement by the building of cot
tages. It Is reported by Hastings A Hoy
den that many sales are being made on
the easy-payment plan, which has proven
advantageous to the small Investor.
Chnrles 11. Brown has sold, his lot on
North Thirty-second avenue, between Far
nam and Dodge streets, to Jay B. White,
president of tlie German Mutual Fire In
surance company, who will build a 16.000
residence on the lot during the coming
GreM activity Is reported in Dundee real
estate and sales during tha last week by
tho firm of Benson & Carmlchael would ag
prec;nte several thousands of dollars. The
firm In question sold two lots at the south
enst corner of Fifty-first and Cass streets
to W. E. Hitchcock, who will build soon,
and the adjoining lots to Arthur S. Peck,
who contemplates erecting a Ifi.SOO residence.
Other sales were a lot at Fifty-first and
Dodge streets to 8. M. Kitchen; the house
and lot at Fiftieth and Webster streets to
C. U. Volmer; a lot at Forty-ninth and
Webster streets to Miss Mable Harte, upon
which a fine home la being built; a lot
to W. P. Harte for a home at Forty-ninth
and Dodge streets; a lot near Fiftieth and
Dodge streets to William Salisbury, upon
which a modern residence will be erected,
and two lots to iX B. Jones for Investment
near Fiftieth and Cuming atreets. E. E.
Thomas bought an elghfc-room modern
house at Forty-eighth and Dodge streets
and Mrs. Alice Ie. Voy a seven-room house
In the same neighborhood.
Vra. Anna Adams.
Mrsv Guy C. Spencer and
FAMILY OF WHICH JUDGE
life Is to have grand-children and great-grand-children.
Political or social honors,
the Judge believes, are but circumstances
compared to thla filial relation that binds
the' ties of earthly relationship.
liaby Spencer la 19 monthe of as and
tha other day was brought to visit his
mother's grand-father. . The judge held the
youngster on his lap and the youngster ar
ticulated something which sounded to tha
Judge like "grandpa." The articulation
might not have been perfect, but the rec
ognition waa there, and that was aa muaio
to the eara of "Der Schudge." The judge
likes muslo and the bent of muaio to him
la the sound of a child's voice.
Murray Spencer, the youngest of the
group of four generations, Is the son Of
Guy C. Spencer, an artist of considerable
ability In newspaper work. Baby Spencer
Is already given to making lines with pen
cil on paper and the Judge thinks may
yet get hla name In the hall of fame. To
say anything of tha judge himself would
be Ilka twioa told tales, because ' "Der
Schudge" haa been written up on both
aldea of the Platte and even down along
the Papplo, where ha haa a alrong cli-
William Altstadt was married tn Paris,
Franca, oa April 19, 1857, to Sophia Land.
He moved to Omaha on April 17, Ute7. Ha
la one of the unique characters ef Ne
braska, for his fame is not confined to
the fourth floor of the Paxton block,
where his temple of Justice la located, but
even In the stale capital the name of Alt
atadt Is one to conjure with. When It
la known that the rotund figure and beam
ing countenance o" Judge Altstadt la In
Lincoln, there la a general stir among tha
solons who wear out shoo leather down
In dear old IJncoln town.
The name of Altstadt was not included
la tLe Wuee WUo" book of Lincoln unUl
a H .'
AT SIXTEENTH AND DOUGLAS STKEHTS.
DEAL ON FOR LARGE HOTEL
Offer Had by Philadelphia, Kea for Six
teenth and Hariiaj Corner.
PROPOSE TEN STORIES AND FIREPROOF
George A Co. Admit Ketrotiattona Are
on, bat Decline to fmy Which
Proposition Will Be
Philadelphia capitalists are negotiating
with George & Co. for the southeast cor
ner of Sixteenth and Harney streets, which
has been vacant so long, and If preaent
plans materialize the property will be im
proved by the erection of a ten-story, fire
proof hotel at a cost of over 300,KK) for
It la considered certain the sale of all or
part of the corner lot will be made, aa the
same capitalists are figuring on buying
half of the lot at least, in case the whole
cannot be secured, for the purpose of build
ing a six-story department store, but the
hotel will be built If a satisfactory agree
ment can be reached for the whole corner.
Several members of the eastern syndicate
have been Iri Omaha recently to look over
the general hotel situation as well aa to In
spect the lots under consideration and they
rrrade offers for the whole lot and half of
the premises, which are being given careful
consideration by the owners.
It Is believed the deal will go through and
this confidence Is so evident that plana
and specifications have been prepared for
the capitalists by a prominent architect
firm of Omaha for the hotel. Tenatlva
plans also have been drawn for the pro
posed six-story department store, but the
latter will only be used In case the entire
corner cannot be secured at a reasonable
What the Plana Call For.
The specifications for the hotel are for a
strictly modern building. It probably will
be constructed entirely of reinforced con
crete, but this haa not been definitely de
cided upon. It will be ten full stctles in
height with a large basement for cold
storago rooms, the hotel kitchen, supply
rooms and private laundry. The interior
decorations will be most elaborate, a lobby
and grill room of white marble with gold
trimmings being proposed.
The exterior of the building will be in
Ifrs. William Altstadt
Baby Murray Brenner.
AL.TBTADT IS PROUD.
the Judge reversed a decision of tha Ne
braska supreme court. Ha waa tha first
judge in this state to have tha temerity to
reverse a supreme court decision, and al
though the Judge's reversion did not stick,
that did not bother him. He Just went
about hla bualneaa conscious of the right,
fearless of the results, and lit a fresh
cigar. And ao after the Judge reversed
tha supreme court decision. Lincoln people
accorded hla presence with much acclaim;
he would be met at the Lincoln' depot witn
a band, hotel men would dust up tTiir
hosteliies and newspaper reporters' would
line up for tha Judge's opinion on every
subject from potato planting to tha fumi
gation of tainted money.
The Judge's philosophy of Ufa Is to ab
stain from worry of any kind. Make the
best of today and the chances are tomorrow
will find you well snd happy. Is the Judge's
rule of life. "I just don't think about to
morrow," said the judge the other after
noon. "I sleep well eyery night and eat
three meals every day, and am getting
younger all the time," he added.
Mr. Altstadt la younger than the average
man at 71 younger In spirit. He la short
and obese and presents a rememberable
appearance on the bench.
, Mr. Altstadt was Identified with Journal
Ism tn the early daya About the same
time The Bee was established he started
a paper called "Tha Dutch Flea," which
represented those who were fighting for an
"open Sunday." This was In 1971. Mr.
Altatadt one day waa about to go out
Into the state of Nebraska la the Interests
Of his sheet, when ha met the late Edward
Rosewster, who then and there engaged
Mr. Altstadt to solicit for The Bee. Mr.
Altstadt was the first solicitor for The Bee.
Finally The Bee stung the Flea, but Mr.
Altstadt always points with pride to his
early aseoclalioA with The Be
harmony with the architectural style of
the other fine buildings In the vicinity, but
of a more elaborate style, dtstlnctUe of
eastern hoatelrtea. The ten-story building,
exclusive of Interior decorations, plumbing,
electrical work and elevators, will cost at
least 1300.000, and It Is highly probable the
completed structure, when ready for busi
ness, counting the lot, will represent an
expenditure of over $1,000,000.
The lot on which the new hotel will be
erected Is owned by a local syndicate, which
Is being represented In the negotiations bjr
George & Co. It Is 99xl3S feet, having a
frontage of 133 feet on the Sixteenth atreet
aide. The syndicato bought the property
about five years ago from Guy C. Barton,
E. M. Moraman and C. E. Tost and haa
held It for Investment. The price fixed by
the syndicate for tha entire corner is
1300,000. and It is understood the sale will
bs made at that figure if made at all. ;
fteorare Adnilta Deal la Oa.
When asked If the sale had been con
summated by the Philadelphia capitalists.
C. R. George of George ft Co. said:
"I will admit that negottattona are under
way, but cannot state with whom. Several
persons are negotiating for the corner and
have submitted offers within the last week,
but none of them has been accepted. Op
tions have been given several times, aa tha
lot probably la the most desirable business
lot In the city, but nothing definite has
been accomplished. In any event I could
not give you the names of any of the per
sons who have made offers for tha corner.
I can't say anything further about it,"
One of the Philadelphia repreaentativea
waa In Omaha late last week and haa re
turned to confer with other members ot
the syndicate, but tha deal will not b
closed for at least a week or ten daya
The distinct offers made by the Philadel
phia men were for the lot adjoining tha
store of Miller, Stewart ft Beaton Carpet
company, which haa a frontage of 80 feet
on Sixteenth street and is 99 feet deep.
The second offer waa for tha entlra
corner, 132x99 feet and the hotel could not
be erected unless the latter offer Is ac
cepted by tha local syndicate, which would
prefer to sell only the single lot and retain
the balance at the corner of Sixteenth and
If either deal Is made, construction of tha
new hotel or department store would bo
begun Immediately, aa the specifications for
both tentative struct urea are nearly com
pleted by the Arm of architects engaged.
The new hotel would be one of the larg
est and costliest In tha weat and would fill
a long-felt want in Omaha.
Knarlneer Commits guloide.
FORT WAYNE, Ind., March 90. David
P. Murphy, an engineer on the Grand
Rapids & Indiana railroad, committed sul.
c'.de today by swallowing carbolic acid, it
la believed the suicide of "Chick" StahL
the Boston American base ball player, who
was an intimate friend of Murphy, had
some effect In giving a suicidal Impulse to
Murphy's mind. He left a note saying:
"Bury me beside 'Chick.' "
Fatal Farnace Explosion.
YOUNGSTOWN, O., March . Steva
Z ram ski la dead and Frank Helslnger la
thought to be fatally burned aa the result
of an explosion at tha Lowellvllle furmvee,
eight milea east, today. Six Other work
men weie aeverely burned. The explosion
waa caused by a "slip" In tha furnace
which blew out the bell.
Tooth Talk Ho. 112
Dental work in my offlc la
performed In that deft, easy, .
painless manner that la most
gratifying to those whose teeth
are very sensitive.
Don't leave your old dentist
till yon are sure you are better.
Ing yourself. Just 'phone m
and secure an hour's time.
Have one tooth filled, - or
'nerve" 'removed note the dif
ference; net accordingly.
The old method of removing
the "nerve" consist of treat
ment for 3 to 10 days, then tho
painful extraction of the In
flamed little nerve fibers. The
patient's protests are met with
tlie calm assurance that noth
ing can be done to ease the
I remove nerve In SO to 80
minutes, and quite painlessly.
In fact, after it is all over,
many patleuta Lave asked,
"When will yon take out the
(If you are interested in thlq
wonderful method please cut
out tills ad, as it will not ap
pear again this week.) , .
DEL FICKES, De""
Tbone Doug. IIT. Ill Bee U.'dg.
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