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TIIE OMATIA SUNDAY BEE: APRITj 21. 1907.
NEWS OF TISE BUSY HOME BUILDERS
SUGGESTIONS TO BUILDERS
Fomt Uis'ul Hinti m - to Pipine r
irnif Sew Somes.
HOW TO GET IEST POSSIBLE RESULTS
Practical Mess on Kffcctl Methods
of alnl and Cnmblnatlon
bf aa Expert.
Wt give below a frw suggestions In ref
erence to bus piping and electric wiring;,
which Is well to look after us your new
house firoftrPMn-s. Your lighting system
should be fully determined before you let
your wiring contract:
Porch Where electric llfrht will be userl,
gas pipes are unm-ccssHry. Torch fixtures
should be controlled by switch placid In
ball or vestibule.
Vestibule Hest lighted by electric celling
fixture, controlled by switch placed In re
ception hall. No (ras pipe.
Reception Hall-Hhould be controlled by
two three-way switches, one placed In re
ception hall Hnd one In upper ball. Lights
to bn arranged to suit room.
Par! or Center fixture should be con
trolled by switch. Bracket lights should
be placed In reference to their subseouenit
use. There should be a plug outlet In base
board near where piano la expected to
stand. This also applies for any extra ta
ble lamps which you may expect to use
and which are always In good taste.
Library Celling outlet by all means, con
trolled by switch. As many bracket and
plug outlets as will be needed.
Llnlng Room Celling outlet controlled
by two switches. As many brackets as
reeded. Brackets should be gas and elec
tric. Pantry Klertrlc celling' outlet only, con
trolled by switch.
Kitchen las and electric; celling outlet.
Switch control, plug outlet for use of an
Kntry Klectrlo celling outlet. Switch
cotvtrol. , .
Rear Porch Electric celling outlet.
Reeond Hall Combination bracket outlet,
controlled by two three-way switches, one
ilaced In upper ball and one placed in
Hndroorna Klectrlo celling outlet, con
trolled by switch placed near hall door.
As many combination bracket outlets aa
Bathroom Combination bracket placed
, on either side of wash basin. Controlled
by switch. Extra gas outlet near lloor for
CloHets All large closets should have
eleotrlc celling outlet.
Cellar Should have gas brackets and
electric celling lights. On electric light
should be control led by switch placed at
head of atalrs. Laundry should have plug
outlet for electrlo flatlron. For very good
reason gas brackets should be free from
elect: Ic connections.
Bracket outlets any place In the house
are most convenient when placed five and
one-half feet from the floor.
Bracket outlets should not exceed one
inch from piaster line. Should be straight.
Bhould not he burled In plaster or wood
work. Phould be placed at least three
inches from woodwork.
Gas piping should be tested after rough
plaster has been put on.
If the foregoing suggestions are followed
It will save you money when fixtures are
It Is well to give your order early, as
contractors are always busy. They will
then look over gas piping and wiring aa
building progresses, and when ready for
work there will be no misfits.
The new residence being built by George
Platner Is to have a novel equipment In
the shape of doorknobs of cut glass at $3
each. The house Is to be unique also
in that thero Is no lock In the whole house
except to outside doors. All other door
re fastened by bolts. The IXinnlng Hard
ware company Is putting in the hard
The great building activity baa drawn
heavily on the building hardware supply
nd It is getting very scarce. Orders
should be placed without delay, say the
The Rome hotel Is rapidly being com
pleted. The Dunning Hardware company
Is installing the hardware. Delayed ship
ments may prevent opening on scheduled
W. I... Burgess of the Burgess-Qranden
company Is building a new $4,500 residence
on Tblrty-flfth avenue, near the Field club.
The contract for the cornice work on
the new Temple Israel baa been awarded
to R. I Carter.
There is dissatisfaction in some parts of
the building supply market over the low
price at which supplies are being sold.
"We are giving the contractors the sup
plies without any profit to ourselves," de
clared one dealer.
Jay E. White, George Gilmore, Max
Relchenberg, W. R. Homan, W. A. De
Iiord and G. W. Platner are preparing
plans for new homes during the coming
There is some stringency in the shingle
market by reason of the embargo put on
this class of freight by the western rail
roads. The same is true with regard to
wast coast lumber.
Major R. S. Wilcox la about to build an
,000 home at Nineteenth and Blnney
afreets. The plans have been prepared
with a great deal of care and study and
the plumbing and heating features have
received particular attention. The entire
work is In charge of the Nebraska Loan
and Building association.
Thomas A. Fry, president of the Nebraska
I xi an and Building association, has re
turned from an eight weeks' trip to the
Pacific coast, where he interviewed the
managers of a number of similar Institu
tions, combining business with pleasure
on the trip.
Anyone about to build for the first time
should go slowly. It is a good plan to
visit new houses of your friends and ask
them about the mistakes they have made.
You should revlso your plans to suit your
tastes before letting the contract and avoid
bills for extras.
W. H. Hitchcock is planning to start a
new home in Dundee this spring. It is to
be one of the most beautiful in Dundee.
The largest fixture contract which baa
been let since the city hall was built is
that for the new Rome hotel. The Bur-gess-Granden
company have been awarded
the contract for these fixtures.
Metal ceilings seem to be replacing some
of the old ceilings in the store buildings
which are being improved. R. L. Carter
Is installing a handsome heavy paneled
metal celling In the Pease Bros, company's
tore on Farnam street, and another in the
old Clarke building on Harney street, be
tween Fourteenth and Fifteenth, which is
to be occupied by the Walter G. Clarke
An Omaha invention of more than passing
intercut is the Kenny I'prlght Water Tube
Boiler. Vincent Kenny, the patentee, has
Just returned from Kloux City, where he
has con traded to Install In the water plant
thero two 260-horae power boilers. He will
also Install two boiler of the same sis
for (-he Wyoming Coal Mining oompany.
A Twentieth Century Cottage
A; fill! ,
No. 101. Complete Plans and
The above Illustration Is one that we
know will be one of the most popular of
our 1907 plans. A careful study of ' In
terior arrangement will convince you that
particular attention has been ilven to
make this a convenient and beautiful
home. The large living room in the front
part of the house opens Into a beautiful
well lighted dining room.
The den opening off the hall could bo
used as a nursery, sewing room or an
office by cutting a door through to the
porch. The steps leading from the kitchen
to landing gives the same effect aa two
The upper floor has three large and well
arranged bed rooms, each with one or
more lurge, roomy closets.
Wyoming, Neb., and one 2a0-horse power
boiler of the same type for the Falrbury
Electric Light and Water company, Falr
bury, Neb. The Kenny boiler differ from
all other types In that they are set up
right, requiring very little floor space and
absolutely no brick walls.
Among the Junior Industrie of Omaha,
the Anchor Fence Manufacturing company
report an Increase In business for 19u7 of
more than 600 per cent over the same period
of 190K. The volume of the business in
dicates that Iron fencoa are coming Into
greater use. The company has a number
of contract in Missouri, Iowa, Montana
and other states, aa well as in the city.
Among Omaha citizen about to build
homes are the following: Mary Dwyer,
J. W. Wilcox, Marion Hanford, S. 1L Dor
sey, Junes Quald, Nellie Wlllard and John
Tho volume of building now going on In
the city has exhausted the supply of skilled
labor, while good common laborers are
hard to secure.
The John Hussle Hardware company ha
taken contracts for furnaoe aa follows:
Dr. William Upjohn, Twenty-sixth and BU
Mary's avenue, two; W. G. Shriver, Twenty-second
and Grace streets, two; 1L Wer
ner, Fifteenth and Mudison avenue; G. E.
Mortensen, 8414 Charles; H. A. Scott, Six
teenth and Elm and E. N. Bevell, 30 Caaa.
The Champion Ircn and Wire works Is
installing a brass railing and grille around
the new balcony on the first floor of the
Bennett company store. The same firm Is
putting an iron floor in the receiving de
partment of the postoffice, where the con
stant use of truck has worn out the
The grounds of the home 6f George
Shugert, 20L8 Larlmore avenue, are being
endowed by an Iron fence 159 feet In length.
The work is in the hands of the. Champion
Iron and Wire works.
B. H. James and E. W. Stoltenberg are
preparing to build homes on Thirty-fifth
avenue near the Field club.
R. B. Zackary of the Midland Manufac
turing company Is preparing to build a
home at South Thirty-eighth street.
City Attorney 11. E. Burnam will build at
Thlrty-eventh and Douglas street.
The plans for the new building for the
Church of Christ, Scientist, to be erected
on the northeast corner of Twenty-fourth
street and Bt. Mary's avenue, have been
completed and will be shown to the mem
bers by stereoptlcon next Wednesday even
ing. The building Is to cost $ai',Ono, will be
two stories In height and In the form of a
Latin, cross. The Interior color scheme will
be In soft gray and tan, with, bands of
ivory and gold. The architect is Frederick
P. J. Creedon 4 Son closed a contract
last week for a home for C. H. Norton to
be built in Benson at a cost of $8,000. It
will be frame and the Interior la to be
finished In oak. The same firm ha se
cured the contract for placing an additional
story on the Cretghton Pharmacy college
building at Fourteenth and Davenport
E. C. Bennett & Co. Installed a new
dynamo and switchboard in the plant of
the Gate City Malt company during the
last week. The building was also wired
for power and light.
The new hollow brick which is being
manufactured at P. E. Her' plant ia re
ported by builder to be the most satis
factory that has been offered here, both as
to quality of material and It adaptability.
The new Cohn building to be erected on
Sixteenth street, between Capitol avenue
and Davenport street, will be fireproof
throughout. Mr. Cohn first akd for bids
making it two-tLlrd fireproof. These bids
' " r - I
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Pi xxx A
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Specifications for 115.00.
The house aa designed Is brick, veneered
to second story, and cement plaster finish
to eaves. The porch has cement floor and
large stone pillars. If desired, this house
could be finished to second floor with sid
ing, and shingle to eaves.
This house can be built for 12.000. exclu
sive of heat and plumbing.
Basement Is seven feet; first floor nine
feet; second floor eight and a half feel,
By special arrangement with the pub
lishers our subscribers can obtain the 1907
edition of "Twentieth Century Cottages,"
a book containing a number of views nnd
complete floor plans of houses costing from
$1,000 to $2,500, for 25 cents.
We will also furnish complete plans andJ
specifications for any of the houses pub
lished on this page from week to week.
Address all correspondence to "House
Builders' Department," Omaha Bee,
were so low that he decided to make It
fireproof nnd therefore asked for other bids
on the fireproof construction. The excava
tion Is completed and ready for the founda
tion. The Western Electric company ha se
cured the contract for installing a tele
phone system In the new Battle Mountain
sanitarium at Hot Springs, S. D. The sys
tem will consist of twenty-live Instruments
of the Stromberg-Carlson Intercommunicat
The contract for the completion of the
upper five floors of the new Brandels build
ing was awarded last week to John Harte.
The price was $172,000.
The sooner you build, the less it will cost
you. The tendency In building materials
still seems to be upward. Apparently noth
ing can make building material worth less,
unless it would be'hurd times or a panic,
and in either case no one would want to
A dry cleaning apparatus was Installed
last week in the dye house of the Ward
robe, 1723 Leavenworth street. The elec
trical work was done by the Wolfe-Lovett
The Omaha Cement, Stone and Brick
Machinery compuny has Just completed
work on the new home of Mr. Meyers, Forty-
flrst and Farnam streets. The basement.
chimney, front porch and steps are all con
structed of concrete and hollow cement
blocks. Mr. Meyers says the hollow blocks
used in the basemen foundation are a
perfect protection against moisture.
The Western Electrical company ha the
contract for the wiring of the new Bran
del building. The work is to be done In
the latest and most approved sty Id. The
wires will be laid in conduits throughout
the building. It is estimated that more
than fourteen miles of wire will be re
H D. Frankfurt, architect, ha opened an
office at 61 Douglas block. He Is now work
ing on plan for a number of residence to
be erected during the coming summer.
Advance sheets from May Fireproof
Magaslne show the scope and Improvement
there has been la that lively Journal that
has done so much to awaken popular in
terest in the better construction of our
cities. One of lis most forceful articles
Is a stirring appeal by Architect Fits
Patrick, the chief officer of the Building
Inspectors' society (representing virtually
all the principal cities of the world) to
municipalities and individual owners to
give at least as much attention to fire
prevention as to fire fighting. The writer
describes the efforts and expenditures made
by cities for increased water supply and
wonderful fire apparatus, while more and
more fuel Is constantly being added for
possible conflagrations to consume. It is
made quite evident that a much less effort
In the right direction, the compelling of
fireproof construction In all new buildings
and the revamping of the old ones so as to
make them lesa combustible, would soon
effect a much lessened expenditure for
fire fighting 'appliances and Insure greater
safety to life and property. No country
on earth tolerates such fire losses as we
do; we have permitted to bee destroyed
over $1,000,000,000 worth of property In six
yours; our normal fire loss is tl,0o0,000 a
day; the average city of 800,000 to 5(0,000
people is lucky when the year's fires do
not net t&OO.OoO damage, while In Europe
cities of similar size feel terribly stricken
when more than $30,000 represents the year's
loss. Mr. FlUpatrick'a appeal through tho
press U but a reiteration of what he has
so persistently preached to our city officers.
Much good has resulted from this work,
virtually hundred of cities having re
vised and Improved their ftullduig ordi
nances, but there is yet much to be done
and it behooves all intelligent inunlclpajl
tles and thinking individuals to listen to
and follow the advice of this keenest of
observers and most public spirited, of ex
DEATH IN WINTER SEAS
Appalllnar t.lst of Caaaaltlrs Coast
of Sew Raslaad !
An appalling total of !? lives and fifty
four ships have been sacrificed to the
storms snd trMrhrwinj coasts cf New Eng
land and the maritime provinces for the
winter Just ended, according to statistics
made public Of the ships, no account hns
been taken of the doxens that have been
drivpii ashore, but la'er floated and repaired
at an exppnie. Including thp charges of the
wrecking companies, but little less than
the cost of a new craft, rir.d the figures do
rot Include the loss In Connecticut waters.
The long list of dead Is swollen out of all
proportion to those of many previous years
by the sinking of the steamer Larchmont
In Block Island sound the night of Febru
ary 11, with nn estimated loss of 150 lives.
This was the one great disaster of the year
In these waters, the remaining victims of
the winter havlnir been picked off princi
pally In ones and twos, the largest loss of
life In nny other single wreck occurring In
the foundering this month of the Ne
foundland schooner Harry Lewis, with Its
entire crew of eljtht men.
While the winter has been one of the
coldest snd most blustering for years on
land, seldom has the extreme cold affected
the mortality record of the sea more than
the season Just passed. In the medical re
port on tho larchmont horror the physl
clars found that In nearly all instances the
victims met their death by freezing. In ths
provinces (particularly has the cold fin
ished the work of the waters, and sailors
reaching shore from their stricken ship
have succumbed to the Icy blasts on some
blenk and uninhabited beach.
Next to the Block Island sound, with the
overwhelming balance of the Larchmont
victim to Its record, and with only two
other llyes lost in Its waters, comes the
wild const of Nefoundland, with nineteen
lives sacrificed. Cape Cod and Massachu
setts bay have been responsible for tin
loss of thirteen lives. Nova Hcotia eleven
and Maine four.
As usual, the Nova Scotlan coast hns
proved the most disastrous to shipping,
this year claiming sixteen vessels. New
England was not far behind, with fourteen
craft. Nine vessels have been wrecked in
Massachusetts waters, six on the granlto
ledges of Maine, eight within the vicinity
of Rhode Islund and one on the limited
coast of New Hampshire.
In ncaily every case the loss has fallen
upon the coastwise fleet, vessels of Ameri
can register being the heaviest losers, with
thirty-five ships and 175 lives, while the
British loss was eighteen ships and twenty
four lives. The French are the only other
nationality represented In the list, tho
barkentlne Ebllle and Rea having been lost
on the Nova Scotia coast In December. The
schooners, being in greater numbers, have
suffered the most, thirty-six being lost, as
compared with twelve barges, five stemners
and the barkentlne above mentioned. Feb
ruary was the stormiest month, when lt!6
lives were lost, and, even excluding tho
Larchmont list, It still had sixteen to com
pare with tho thirteen lives lost In Jan
uary, the next ranking month In point of
severe weather and casualties.
That more lives have not been lost has
been due largely to the government's elab
orate system of safeguarding shipping
through the weather bureau, with Its storm
warnings, and the coast guard.
From an Inspiring list of Individual hero
ism the deed of a Greek seaman, Mitchell
B. Bruso, a deckhand on the tug WTolter
A. Luckenbach, stands above all tithers.
Single handed, In a small skiff, he rescued
two men from the sinking barge Buena
Ventura, off Montank Point, while other
hrave men shrank from venturing out In
the terrific sea and biting cold. Bruso, with
the unrivalled skill of his countrymen In
handling small boats twice guided his frail
skiff Into the teeth of a fierce northeaster.
New York Herald.
Insane Pole Ends Life.
NEW YORK. April 20,-SauI Seebltch, a
young Pole, who came to America about
eighteen months bko, hanned himself on
the steamship St. Ixiuls Just before the
steamer sailed for Europe today. He was
about to be sent back to his native land
under the law which allows an Immigrant
to be deported If he has become Insane
within three years after arrival.
H. D. Frankfurt
TeUphon Rd 3791
Room 51, Douglas Block
F. M. HAMLING
Artistic Tile Work
Floors, Bath Rooms, Etc.
309 South 17th Street
Johnson - Rowe - Daly Co.
3 Big Companies Combined 3
'John Rowe & Co. Johnson Plumbing and Heating Co.
W. T. Daly & Co.
Sixly-lhree Years ol Quality
Biggest Plumbing Stock in Omaha.
Largest force of skilled mechanics in the west.
No delay no waiting for shipments.
Get our prices before closing contract.
Hollis M. Johnson
PHONE DOUO. 858
I rnAiniA at Right Prices
E.ciut11 uiuuifwio and Then Some.
DUliillllG HARDWARE CO., 1514 Farnam Street
EDWIII C. BENNETT
Complete Conduit System with Xlectrle Wiring
Designed and XnsttUsd for X.lght and Power.
ZX.SCTKIO WOK BT KCOMXBACI OK PSaCIMTAOB VLAV.
Phoo Douglas 381 S.
Hew ITlectrio Bracket Design like the I
above and r thousand other artistic nnd
usert i lignting fixtures jl.viys on lend.
Important to Builders Kixi irex sho lid
be selected before wiring co Uract Is I 't.
We carry by far the largest and best I
stock of useful as well as ornamental I
fixtures In the west.
Telephone 681 313 South 13th Street
0MAUA CEMENT STONE
AND BRICK CO.
Hollow and Solid Cement Stone,
for all building purposes office
1 7th &, Cuming Sts. Phone Doug, 4428
Tents and Awnings
Omaha Tent & Awning Co.
I lib and Dougla. TeL Dong. 881
JLSCHOB fHOB COMPAJTr,
807 Worth 17th St, Omaha.
"Ty 1324 Farnam
Tel. Doug. S974
C. R. HELF1N
8 to 9-room house
JOS. W. MOORE.
Tel. Maple 6698. 1542 N. 18th t8.
W. T. Daly
1412 HOWARD ST.
& COMPANY, ggggft
1609 rarnam BftMt.
THE GREAT MAJESTIC
Malleable Range la the finest booking apparatus that you can put in
your kitchen. It's not made of the cheap IJesnmer steel, but of good,
old charcoal Iron that United States Government experts say will last
five times as long. If you're building a new house, you need It. If
you live In a house built some yars ago, you need It still worse, as It
la a wondtrfully good baker even In old chimneys.
John (iussie Hardware Co.
2107 Cuming St,
surface the longest possible fire travel one that has 10
cemented joints to open up and leak gas one that has a
fire pot and grates that produce perfect combustion giv
ing you the full heat-value of your coal and that wil con
sume your coal to a fine white ash. But even the best fur
nace in the world set
WITHOUT SCIENTIFICALLY DESIGNED PIPING
and air ducts will fail to bring the desired results. We
have the Good Furnace
THE MAGEE , THE CARTON
and know how to design and install them to get the best
results. "We guarantee this. Get our prices.
ilton Rogers & Sons Co.
14th and Farnam Streets.
L. C. LOWRY
American Electric Company
Electric Light and Power Contractors
COMBINATION AND ELECTRIC
1403 Jackson Street
w f r vr t
Updike Lumber and Coal Co.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
New Yard..AU New, Bright Stock, Good Grades and Prompt
Bring Us Your Bills for Estimate
Office, 109 Bee Buildm Yards, 45th and Dodge Sts.
Douglas 2473 Harney 737
OMAHA GOAL and BUILDING SUPPLY COMPANY
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
STANDARD HART), SOFT and STEAM COALS.
PRICK, LIME. CEMENT, PLASTER. SKWKR 1'H'E, CX)OIKRAGE,
BAND and HTONE.
DELIVERIES PROMPTLY and CAREFULLY MADE.
303-305 O. 13th St. Douglas 889
Wolfe-Lovett Electrical Co.
Still doing business at Ibe old location
1804 Farnam Street
Will remove soon to 1S10 Farnam
Contracting, Repairing and Supplies
UEAtTlFV VOtH LAWN WITH
BJORNSON (SL HASS
SHEET METAL CORNICES
SKYLIGHT. CTNIALS. HIP ROLLS. GUTTERS OP ALL KINDS.
Mctalic Ceilings. Etc.
TIN, IRON AND COPPER ROOFERS.
21S-20-22 North 15th St. Telephone 2S73
C. B. Havens
Urns C.m.nt, Vlastar, Crnsn4 Bock, Band, Brick and Sswsr rips.
0t Our Quotation B.foro riacliig- Ordsrs Elwur.
Phone Douglas a 17. Paiton Block.
EB&W-.aVIW iWIMH J6j
This Acorn Gas
St't up in your house and
connected free. Seo also other
styles at $16.50 to $21.00, with
the Acorn patent valve, which
allows the user to control the
pressure on the burner, there
by paving one-half the fuel. No
other 6tove has this Improve
ment. FOX FUKNACK9.
You IJuy it from IIuKsle, It's night."
is a mighty important part of your liouso
Get one that is large enough one
that has the largest possible radiating
E. J. GILLESPIE
'Phone Douglas 1181
(lilt IRON AND WIRE FENCE.
Arbors for vines, flower guard,
vases, tree guards, hltcliing posts.
window guards, barn futures ana chicken fence.
CHAMPION FENCE COMPANY.
17-19 South 16th Btrast. Tsl. Doutflas 1590.
nd for Oataloroa.
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