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Tim OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: 'ATTtTl' 14, 1907.
TEE BUSY HOME
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BUILDING NEWS AND NOTES
Three We Kbowii Flumbinr Firms Meree
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A Twentieth Century Cottage
REG. U. S. PAT. OFF.
TRUSSES CONCRETE CROWS IN FAVOR
WEARS LIKE IRON
Man? of Lurirr nalldlnsa Mill II
Pnllt After tt Type of
fun .tract Ion Ha I Id
THE ORIGINAL STAIN AND VARNISH COMBINED
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A cnnsclldatlon of more than Renrnl In
terest In the idumMnc line was ertfrtrd
Itmt wrt'k when t!i J.hnwnn PlumMmj and
Ilatlne company cnn.'nlidHtrfl with the
W. T. Ii.dy fc Co.. th- rnniMiMtlnn taking
over thn t.U!lnif3 (if John Howe & Co.,
locntnl at 1-112 Howard street, which will
be the H-nnnnpnt location of the new m
cern and wl l lo enrturtod under the Rows
nnmo. John Howe & Co. have been entab
Hjihrd In On, aha for over half a century,
belnK one of the oldest If not the oldest
plumMrK establishment In the city. The
reputation of "Moneet John" Rowe for
Integrity and excellence of workmanship
is almont national. The capital stxck of
the new concern will be r.0.0"). The stock
and fixturi of both the Johnson and IxUy
companies will be nt once moved to 1412
Ilcllis M. Johrson, preu'dent and general
manager of tho new firm, although still
a young man, has bnd a niot successful
career In this lino tf work, having been
for several ycirs asxrvlate.l with the J. J.
Hanltfhen rui:blr.s company na manager,
prior to engaging In business on his own
responsibility under tlie name of the John
ran Ilutnl.lnir and Heating company.
AS". T. Daly, who assume the duties of
secretary and superintendent cf construc
tion, in also a younn man and will have
entlrn charge of the obstruction work
for the new firm. Mr. Paly, a tho head
of tho W. T. I'aly - Co., has ulso gained
for himself a wide reputation, which will
mkn him a valuable memler of the new
With the Immense amount of stork on
hand, which will Insure ngalnst delay In
filing rush contracts and the thorough
equipment which the new Arm will have
In tho way of KpcHal mnehlncry. tliy ought
to be able to render tho very best of service
at a very low tlmire. Contracts now on the
books aggregate nearly $00,(00.
The Interior of the First Christian church
at Twenty-sixth and Harney street Is be
ing finished by the Alfred Ifloom enmrany
In mahogany and bitch. Tt e sa v.c company
Is doing the Interior work on the new home
of Thomas Cndahy. The six flats being
erected by C. H. Foster at Fortieth and
Harnry streets will ai be finished by this !
company In quarter-sawed oak.
The Trussed Concrete Steel company re
ports a most encour:it?lng outlook tor busi
ness In Omaha an. I vicinity. This Is a com
paratively new type of structure and Is
newer In Omaha than In other purts of the
I T'nited Ptiites and the world. The local
! office of tho company, which Is a national
concern, hns been opened only a short
time, but a number of large contracts have
been secured by the tlrni. Among these are
the new building of tho Carpenter Paper
company, which was originally designed
for seven stories, but on account of the
cheapness of construction will be extended
to eluht; tho bli; structure to be erected by
the Ihuinnann Vinegar company, the floors
of tho new lioaton store and the new
building r tho Iowa School for the Deaf.
The company will aIo build a bridge over
the Little Papplt on West Q street. It Is
also figuring on the new building to be
rected by J. A. Pwanson at Sixteenth and
Harney streets. If the company gets this
latter contract It ogrees to erect the build
ing In VM days, which l said to be a
rocord for a building of that size.
Th new store of O. D. Klpllnger on South
Sixteenth street Is receiving much favor
ablo comment. Tho interior fixtures, cigur
cases, wall cases, settee and mantle are
all of mahogany and tho woik of the Alfred
rioom company. The same company Is
doing the work on the new offices of the
Electric Light company In the Young Men's
Christian assnclutn building. These are
of quarter-s.iwed onk with marble base
and are practically completed. The Alfred
Hloom company has the contract alMO for
the hew olllocs of the M. K. Smith Dry
The Omaha Tent and Awning comrany
has put In a new type of awning at the
store of McCarthy A Wilson, the tallo:s
It Is the "spring roller" uwntng and Is built
on tho principle of the old style hatiaek.
This kind of awning is speciully designed
for low fronts, where there Is no room for
the usual kh.d of awning to be raised and
lowered. The Albert Falholm company has
also been supplied with u similar awning
M a slightly different type, the front being
somewhat higher, and permitting the use
of an awning with some swing to it.
P. M. Hamllna has placed several tile
floors on porches of new residences In the
city during the last wee?k. Ono of these
was In the new home cf Thomas Cudahy
and In the ne w home of Dr. II. P. Hamil
ton. This t pe of porch floor Is coming
Into greater and greater favor In the city.
It Is said to be more durable, than a wooden
floor and more easily kept clean, while at
the same time presenting a fur more artis
tic uppearance. It Is also a conservator
of coolness In the summer.
The new home being erected by John
DavKherty at Thhiy-nlnth und Dewey ave
nue Is being finished by the Alfred Bloom
company in mahogany and quarter-sawed
alt. There are some very original Ideas
.1 iuteilor decoration In tho houio.
Oak and blre-h are the woods In whloh
the Alfred Bloom company Is finishing (he
Interior of the homo of Oscar Keeline In
Council Bluffs. Mrs. Mattle A. Shelly's
aamisome heme on the Doelge street road
a being finished in quarter-sawed cuk.
J. It. Kennedy. 104 North Thii teenth
street, who has been In the busine.-s of
setting up elevators for some years, expects
to go Into tho manufacturing business in
tho raar future.
The last week has been one of great
activity in building all over tlie city. A
numbe r cf big Ji I s have been staited and
several contracts for largo buildings) have
The two big buildings erected on Ninth
street, belweeji Kamam and Douglas
streets, by Mrs. V. A. Nash ure l.eing fin
ished with uil possible epeed. The Lrick
work was completed a few weeks ago. The
plastering Is t-lng d -ne by Charles Ander
son and is nearly all completed In the south
bull lii g. It Is e st n.ute d that the south
b'ji'.ding will be rvady for occupancy by
May 1 end the other by July 1.
The concrete foundation for the Mg
bull litis at tho t'nl n Paclfc shops was
coir.pl. t. d. This work was done by the
ra.llrod. B. J. Jobst started on the steel
work for the superstructure. The railroad
U KturuiaUl t:g the material for this. A. C.
No. 102. Complete plans
The great Interest which Is now taken In
homes of an artistic and practical design
has Induced us to make arrangements with
a firm of well known architects to edit for
us a department devoted to home building.
We will present a rew design each we. k.
Any suggestions which our readers may
feel they would like to make as to tho
slz of hnuseo which they would prefer t
Fee illustrated will be can fully considered
and as far as possible carried out. We
riRST rUGDR PLAN
sincerely hope that the designs shown will
enable our readers to more easily select a
design and arrangement that will fulfill
their Respective requirements.
The attractive home shown this week
Is one that retains the square shape, which
Is the most economical to build, but which
In most coses Is go plain as to be distaste
ful to those who want a home that has a
distinguishing difference from Its neigh
bors. The large porch, with lbs numerous Im
mense columns, gives It a solid, well built
Lnteting the reception hall, we look
through an arch Into the spacious living
room with its cornet fire place. The dimen
sions of this room, 12xlS, will fulfill tho
popular demand for a living room as lare
; Busk will do the work on the building,
olmenslons of the structure are S7SxM0
feet. The masons will begin work In two
weeks and It is expected tho structure will
be completed within six months
Work will also be begun by the same
contractors on the new paint and wheel
shop, which will be K.SX320 feet. It will be
a brick and stel building with a concrete
Work on the building of the Meti Brew
ing company Is progressing rapidly. Half
of tho btilldmg has been completed and
the machinery Installed. Thomas Herd Is
tho contractor. William V. Deverell is do
ing the brick work on tlie structure.
The strong demand for brick flats in the
city is opening a new field for some of
the contractors who are usintf their capital
to erect fluts, superintending the work
themselves nnd selling the completed build
ing William Kedfcwiek and Charles W.
Partridge ure doing considerable work on
this plan. They have Just completed sev
eral flats west of tho new Christian church
at Twenty-sixth and, Harney streets. It
is said tlie plan Is one which results In
handsome profits for the contractors.
Newman and Johnson arts making rapid
progress in the work at Wise Memorial
hospital. The building la of a type seldom
seen in Omaha. The floors are of Iron and
concrete, but In place of trussed steel ribs,
Iron railroad rails are being used. These
are plnred a short rtlntar.ee apart and the
Intervening space filled with concrete. It
is said this makes a very strong floor.
Urandels Bros, have given most of the
stone used In the structure. This stone
was taken front the old Youn Men's
Christian association building which was
torn down to make room for the Boston
store. Bridges & Iloye are doing the brick
work on the building.
The Capital City Pipe and Brick com
pany has been awarded the contract for
the erection of the Yoman building In Des
Moines. The structure will cost more than
The t'nlon Pnclflc commissary building
being erected by B. J. Jobst and A. C.
lUisk Is Hearing completion. Work Is now
being done on the roof of the structure.
The concrete foundation for the new
Northwestern freight depot was completcj
li'st week and Contractor John Harte ex
pcts to begin the work on the superstruc
ture at once.
The Nebraska Ftono company expects to
have the retaining wall of the yards com-,
plcted within a few weeks; If the supply
of stone kei ; s up. This wall Is eight fe;t
thick at the bottom and rises In some
of the stones weigh more than two tons.
J. L. Bnindeis & Sons have a large num
ber of Nernst lumps in their beautiful
ne.v store, which enables them to say to
the public that their new store Is the
best lighted establishment In the country.
In line, with the policy of J. L. Brandels
& Sons to represent their wares In their
true colors and values and perfection of
manufacture, it became desirable to select
a system of lighting which had the dis
tinctive qualities which the Nernst pos
sesses, vis: Daylight quality, absolute
steadiness, even diffusion, noiseless, down
ward distribution of light, enabling In
stallation of la nips at the celling and out
of the ordinary range of vision.
Uecently the Woodmen of the World re
modeled the second floor of their building
and solved the lighting of the offices on
this floor to their entire satisfaction by
Installing 4.f'-caiidle power uf Nernst
lamia, mounted diroctly ca t-Ue ceiling.
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and specifications for $18.
as the size of the house will permit.
The dining room, with Its beautiful bay
window and corner fire place1, needs only
a passing comment as to Ha many at
The kitchen Is large and very conven
iently arranged and has steps leading to
landing on stairs.
The cellar stairs have a grade landing
with door opening on the outside.
The second floor has four nico bed rooms,
each with a good closet, and a well ar
ranged bath room with connecting linen
The cellar extends tinder entire house
and Is seven feet to Joist, first floor nine
feet and second Moor eight and a half feet.
This house will cost $1,900 to build, ex
clusive of heating or plumbing.
Py speclul arrangement with the pub-
SECOSO FLOOR PL A I
Ushers our subscribers can obtain the 1D07
edition of "Twentieth Cntury Cottages,"
a book containing a number of views and
complete floor plans of houses costing from
$1,000 to $2,M0, for 25 cents.
We will also fur ush complete plans and
specifications for any of the houses pub
lished on this page from wck to week.
Address all correspondence to "Home
Builders' Department," Oinaha Bee,
Good light also means good work, and a
well lighted office Is conducive to more
cheerful spirits and a better mental effort,
which In turn is sure to be reflected In the
efficiency of the employe.
The new All Saints' church at Twenty
sixth and Dewey avenue, which stands as
a monument of architectural beauty. Is
lighted with 3,500-candle power of Nernst
light, from sixteen Nernst lamps, specially
designed for church lighting.
A large number of merchants In Omaha
have Installed Nernst lamps on account of
its daylight quality of Illumination and Its
high efficiency and economy, which Is
characteristic of the Nernst lamp.
The scale of plumbers' wages has ad
vanced DO cents per day on all new work
since April 1. On work booked previous
to that dute the old rate will be main
tained. J. J. Hanighen, formerly at 408 South
Fifteenth street, Is now located In his new
quartets at Hej6 Harney street. This la
said to be the largest contracting plumb
ing establishment west of Chicago. It oc
cupies two floors and basement and is
equipped with new machinery of the most
up-to-dute pattern. Mr. Hanighen has
been established in this line of business In
Omaha since lS8a.
Much activity Is reported in the lines of
heating appliances of all kinds.
Two large furnace Jobs have Just been
completed for Mrs. T. L. Kimball and Mr
T. It. Kimball.
The installation of a Magee furnace for
Captain F. B. Lawrence has Just been
naried. The plant will be strictly first
class in all respects. M. Itogers & Sons
company are doing the work.
A rood many Omaha firms dealing In sup
plies are showing evidences of a growth of
business. Among tht.se Is the Wira
Electrical Supply company, which has in
creased Its floor space, having recently
taken rooms at 1418 South Fifteen street,
which is r.ext door to its old lejcation.
A good many people these days are using
very Hatisfacbu y substitute for wainscot
tilijig In their bathrooms In the shape of
Keene'e cement. W here thla Is used It la
necessary to use metal lath. After it hard
ens it Is even Iuu-dr and more durable
than tile and can be marked off or moul.Wl
to Imitate tile by being painted with white
or creajn enamel paint.
IN HONOR OF ITS PRESIDENT
B'nsl D'rlth of Omaha Will Give
Elaborate Reerptlon on Sun
Nebraska and William McKlnley B'nal
B'rlth are preparing for an elaborate func
tion Sunday evening In honor of Julius H.
Meyer of Milwaukee, president of the dis
trict grand lodge. The affair will be held
at Metropolitan hall and will Include a re
ception to Mr. Meyer. The following pro
gram will be rendered:
Piano and Violin Selection
lid ward Kicluer and Miss Mildred
Vocal Solo Selection
Mlt-s Iura Goetx.
Violin Solo Because Godard
Miss Mildred Kellner.
Vocal 8olo Your Voice Denza
Mi-k M.nua Meyer.
Address The Independent Order B'nal
President Julius H. Meyer.
Vocal Solo Selection
Miss Myrtle Mjscs.
YaaLtna srlecta Krniala Orator.
YANKTON. S. P., April 13 (Special
Telegram. At the high school declamation
contest Dorothy Clark won first place and
will represent Yankton in the state con
test here May IX
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FLOORS. When your floors become scuff
ed and dull, you can refinish them your
self at small cost. JAP-A-LAC is easily
applied, and will give any floor a lustrous,
mirror-like finish, as hard as flint. It "wears
like iron." Heel prints, mars and scratches
will not show white. You can scrub it as
much as you like, and not injure
Old floors distribute germs
makes your floors sanitary. Sixteen colors
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Artistic Tile Work
Floors, Bath Rooms. Etc.
309 South 17th Street
and CAREFULLY MADE.
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OMAHA LOAH AND
G. W. LOOMIS. Tri Nid.-nt.
U. M. XATTIXUKK. Sec'f.
$2,000,000 to lend for build
ing purposes on Omaha or
South Oinaha real estate.
1 Sorrowers permitted to
make partial payments on
any interest date or to pay
loan in full at any interest
paying date after the first
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603 First Nat'l Bank Bid.
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