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THE OMAITA. SUNDAY BEE: MAY 12, 3907.
NEWS OP THE BUSY IME BDILDmS
Milton Rogers & Sons Co.
14th and Farnam Gtrsota.
SPRING SEARCH (OR SITES
A Twentieth Century Cottage
r afsny Feiple InTstieti Pltoet Wber
Bomsi fc'aj E Built.
WHAT THE LOCAL CONTRACTORS REPORT
dame latersstlnc Hot Work
Finishes, In Progress -tl-'
lit the Bmlldere ol
In the spring tha married people's frniey
lightly turns to thought of horn building.
This U evinced by the great activity In
Che real state market and the rush to
socure lots on which to build. Last Sun
day was spent by many In visiting Kountza
Place, Halycon Heights, Benson, Florenoe,
Dundes, Keystone Park and other suburbs
which now oftr tempting locations (or
bom builders. The sama activity will be
noted on any fine Bunday during the spring,
ay the real estate men. A pleasant day
gives ample opportunity to visit all the
surrounding country. When ooe la select
ing a place to build and perhaps to spend a
number of years of one's life, care must
be exercise! to suit th taste as well as
possible. One real estate firm, the t. V.
Blioles company, has lately purchased an
automobile, which will be used for the
express purpose of taking prospective buy
, ers to the subuurbs. Other firms have
lA&de equally convenient arrangements for
taking care of customers.
Interesting tests showing the strength of
concrete construction are being made at
the new Carpenter Paper company's build
ing at Ninth and Harney streets. Bags of
cement are piled en the floor to such a
height as to make a weight of 800 pounds
te the square foot. This enormous weight
is held by the trussed concrete floor with
out the slightest Indication of deflection.
The contract calls for floors to sustain a
. weight of only 800 pound. The Trussed
Concrete Bteel company has the contract
for this work and the other part of the
contract is held by B. F. Burness.
Peter Boderberg Is building a handsome
residence at Twenty-first and Castellar
B. A. Corneer cf the Corneer Brick com
pany has returned from Bt. Louis, where
be Investigated gas-burned brlok. He found
this process a success.
"The artistic poselbtlltlee of lawn, decora
tion In Just now attracting the attention of
Omaha people," said Mr. Eaton of the
Omaha Btov Repair works. "We have
bought a large stock of fancy ornamental
yard vases and find a ready sale for thank
The large yards surrounding Omaha resi
dences offer excellent opportunities for
this type of ornamentation. A vase filled
with flowers Is 'hard to beat' as a decora
tion for a pretty lawn."
H. Werner Is building a home at Fif
teenth and ktadlson avenue. The contract
for furnace, hardware and tin work has
been let to the John Hussle Hardware com
pany. The same firm will do the work
on the handsome new resldenoe which Is
being built by M. Kellner at Thlrty.flfth
and Poppleton avenue.
F. u.- Harming, tne umana ma manu
facturer, has Just finished the marble and
moealo work In the new postofnoa building
k at Deadwood, 8. D. The contract was a
large one. Mr. Hamlin' force, headed
by four experts, took sixty days to do the
work which required two carloads of pol
ished marble slabs, one carload of crushed
marble for mosaic floors beside other ma
C. Christiansen la building a modern res
idence at Benaon. The John Hussle Hard
ware company Is Installing ths furnace.
Dr. August P. Jonas is making valuable
Improvements to the grounds surrounding
his residence at 10 South Thirty-first street.
He has secured through the Omaha Btove
Repair works three handsome ornamental
yard vases and placed them In the midst of
his lawn. They are remarkably effective
in lending an artistic and beautifying air
to a yard.
The raw Brandels building Is rapidly near
tng completion and every week sees Its ar
tistic beauty growing. The galvanised iron
work and metal fire-proof window frames
and sashes have been put In by BJornson A
Haas. The same firm Is doing the cornice
work on the new Raclne-SatUey building at
Tenth and Jones streets.
"In spit of the faot that tha demand for
brick has Increased In proportion with
other building materials In the last few
year, there hag been no advance in the
price," said B. A. Corneer, president of
the Corneer Brick company. "Concrete and
. artificial stone have taken the place of
brick in many parts of the modern home
and other buildings, but Omaha brick mak
ers cannot keep up with the local demand
for their products, in spite of this."
Tha heating and plumbing fixtures In tha
new Toung Men's Christian association
building art being Installed and finished
with all possible speed by tha contractors,
Orunwald, Bchroeder 4k Co. AU pipes, fau
cets, radiators and other exposed plumbing
are being finished up In the moat arUstlo
and beautiful manner known to the trad.
J. Nugent Is beginning the construction
of a resldenoa at TwentlaUl and Burdette
stieets. It will be two-story and built of
frame. The foundation, perch and chimney
will be of cement blocka The latter will
be furnished by the Omaha Conemt, Btone
and Brick oompanyj 0 8. Brollna Is tha
BJornsen Jk Haas ef tola city have been
awarded a larga contract tor tha sheet
metal work en seventeen of tha new sani
tarium buildings at Hot Sftngs, B. XX
' "One effeot of tha tncsaasnd prloa of all
wood materials la to turn tha attention of
builders mora generally to th day
preduoU and eoacrata as substitute.' say
F. M. Hamllng. 'Their ursbllUy, as oom.
, pared te wood, has never been questioned,
I but the dlftereno ta prie has hruer
Mi bees, a strong argument In favor of wood.
Now that this dlfUreac la rapidly dis
appearing, th advantage ef fireproof and
weatherproof material Is mora and riot
apparent. Walla of brick r sement black
roof and floor of tile, uak an exterior
that will call for no repalra And when
these are supplemented by retnforoed eon
cret fljor construction, metal doors, aaah
aud frame (all of which are now In th
market), tb combination will be abeolutely
fireproof, and, unless attacked by earth
quake or tornado, practically Indeslruatlble.
Apartment building are now being built
In the eastern states embodying all of the
features. No Insurance is carried on them
and th saving of thi Item and repair bill
amount to a good rat ef tntereet oa the
axtra oust of consUuotloa."
T-a2a4tf ao4 umbtnji eeeWiat for
fT Kt'tKKU. C
No. 103. Complete Plans
A careful stdy of this small cottage will
convince you that we appreciate the wants J
oi mose wn una mn nriivuo uiue nurni m
a moderate cost.
As designed, the foundation of this cot
tage Is made of concrete to surfaoa, and
MRST rLOOR PLAfl.
blocks of the same material are used for
pillars and foundation above grade.
The bay window and large windew glva
the living room plenty of light and sun
shine and the three windows In the dining
room, with sliding doors between, give
these rooms a very attractive appearance.
If desired, at a small additional expense
a fire place could be placed In the corner
of the living room next to the chimney.
This would add considerable to the beauty
of the Inside of the house.
The second floor contains three medium
sized bed rooms and a good bath room.
The location of the chimney Is convenient
the new hotel to be erected by Herman
Cohn on Sixteenth street, between Capitol
.n rtavannnrt street, was let dur-
j Ing last week to J. J. Hanlghen at 835,000.
This Is one or tne largeei piuniun.
tracts ever let to a local firm for a build
ing In Omaha. The prlo 1 IndloaUv of
th quality of th building.
Th lnoreaeed demand for building site
ha brought about tb rasing of th high
ki..v nn hlrh tha old Roger home
stead has stood for year. It la lo
cated on Leavenworth street, neiween
Nineteenth and Twentieth street. The old
brick hous which has stood sine 18C
wa th first horn ef Mr. Roger and was
later used by the Keeley Institute and a
boarding house. Probably a row of brick
flats will be erected on- th Leavenworth
street frontage and om brick residences
facing on Nineteenth and on Twsntleth
Th activity In local real etat Is in
dicated at th offlc of th county register
of deeds. On day last week forty-flv
Instruments representing transactions ag
gregating 140,600 were filed. Nearly all of
these wer bonaflde transactions and non
of them wa for mor than 8.0?0. "It In
dicates that the common people are build
ing the homes In Omaha and building them
on such a soale that they can build them
solidly and pay for them as they go," said
a man who keeps an y on Omaha' d
Jams H. MoBhan Is about to build a
row of four high class modern flat on
Nineteenth strtet, between Davenport and
Chlcsgo streets. The electrls work will b
something elaborate. Th contract ha
been let te th Wolf-Lovtt Electrioal oom
panjr. Iron fnce ers coming mere and mor
Into vogue and dealer in them In Omaha
report great aotlvlty la th demand. Th
Anchor Fence company during th lat
week took a number of contract, among
them being fenoe to put arund th resi
dence properties of th following: E. J.
Qulnn. Ml North Twnty-vnth avenue;
B. N. Weidmann, U01 ftouth Twnty-ftfth
avenue; Charles 8luel, US Wirt street;
J. A. Biraoa, Sixteenth and Emmet
The eollaps of th warehouse ef Puxton
ft Gallagher last week brought on an
emergency which called forth om of th
big tents kept In 1ock by th Omaha Tent
and Awning company. Th ruins of th
building contained muoh hardware, tinware
and other stock that would hav been
utterly ruined by rain. The tent eompany
spread th canvas of several big tent ever
the debris and thus protected It from any
possible damag by water.
MORTGAGE LOANS ARE GOOD
rre-verly Mad Tkey Are Safe Gv
raaieat Boa Trr
A well selected mortgag loan when
plaoed en farm or etty property a an In
vestment needs no apology, as good land
Invariably yields what Is xpeoted and good
city property p recuses a regular tncoma
Mortgages as investments are exceedingly
deslrebl on account ef their ready con
vertibility Into cash, safeness and stability,
and are worth at all times their face value,
plus accrued Interest. Th question arise
how to be able to Judge propartyj which
will moot th oontlngnoie of a panlo or
flnanoial depression. In Investing to mort
gage It I well te apply th following rules:
Limit th loan te M per cent ef the actual
easb value of th property, providing that
th Income la sufficient to pay the holder
ef Ui pic party at least twice as muoh as
th Interest charge after all ex pen see of
maintaining the property gr paid. Th ex
pensts which should bk taken Into consid
eration eo improved oUy property ar a
nrsfr-Tases, regular, special and
bocund Insurance, fir and tornado.
Third Repairs, about W per cent of th
gross income should be for repair.
Fourth l ive per cent of til grusa ineorn
for cui.ei'Uon of rant.
Fifth Ueiireclanon. varying from 1 ta I
per eaai ei eoat el arvuianA4 ea brisk
4'.e le'-e J ttX M
Swi. jj I it, rtl
I LIVIMb ft-. Vt niji
I lSI4Hi 1 J jfl
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and Specifications for 810.
for th heating of this house by stoves If
Borne cost might be saved by excavating
only part of the cellar, but a a rule w
do not recommend i In a house occupied
during the entire year, a It Is not so warm
This house can be built for 8LX0. ex
clusive of plumbing or heating.
Height of cellar, seven feet; first floor,
nine feet; second floor, eight feet.
We suggest that thoss who Intend to
build should send for the book. Twentieth
Century Cottages, as the Information and
Ideas contained In hem are Invaluable In
suggesting plans for your new home. This
book will be sent to any of our readers
ECffrtD FLOOR PWAM .
receint of 25 cent In stamps. Ad
dress all communications to th Horn
Building Department, Th Bee, Omaha,
buildings snd from per cent to I per cent
per year of cost of fram buildings.
Blxth-Water, beat, light, elevator and
Janitor service. If thes Item ar furnished.
Apply similar rules to farm loans as far
as they go.
Loans mad to men not abov middle age,
cured by homestead, should be given
preference, a tb moral hazard under such
circumstances Is extremely good, as a man
of family possessing the vigor of his prime
will exert every energy to se that hi ob
ligation 1 met and the nomesteaa given
as his pledge redeemed.
Loan mad on property owned by non
residents, nonproducer. men of declining
year and waning fortunes, dependent-
widow, etc.. ar a a rule not desirable
where payment 1 desired promptly at ma
turity, as experience ha shown that In
such oases their financial condition gen
erally goes from bad to worse and If pay
ment Is mad at maturity It la generally
made by having the loan taken ud by
someone else, readily accomplished on a
rising market, but not so easily on a de
clining market Loan mad to men of
old age frequently involve probate pro
ceedings which at time extend beyond
the time for payment and entail delay.
Loan should b confined to property where
the improvements are consistent with the
locality. A business block in a strictly
residence district Is a bad as a brewery
In a prohibition state and should not be
looked upon with favor. Vacant city lots
should be on the prohibited list, a should
Improvements used for questionable pur
poses. After being satisfied as t security, an
abstract of title snould be furnished by the
applicant for th loan and this should ba
taken to a competent attorney for exami
nation, 'ho should also see that the mort
gage and note are properly drawn and
executed. The requirements of the examin
ing attorney, if any, should be minutely
compiled with before the loan Is made.
The mortgag. should contain a clause
stating that tha Improvements shall be
kept insured In reliable companies during
the tenure of the mortgage and Insuranoe
policies delivered and made payable o
By observing these rules, mortgage loans
a Investments ar practically a safs a
government bonds and. yielding returns
comparing favorably with high-class In
dustrial and railway stock, without assum
ing th risk of having to face a shrinkage
during financial depresilona
C. O. CARLBBRO.
Cold ta Hew England.
" NEW YORK. Mav 11. Snow and un-
sonably low temperatures were reported to
day from points In New York state and
New England. At Bnston and vlelnlty, fol
lowing a night of heavy rain, there wa
snow early In th day sufficient to cover the
ground. In th Adirondack from three to
six incnes or snow nas rauen the last twenty-four
hours, and at Rome. N. Y., there
wa a fan of three Inches of snow and the
temperature was H degrees. At Roches'er
the ground was white Nrltb snow. In (Mi
oltv there wss a drop in temperature In
eighteen hour of 82 degree.
WHY PAY RENT?
Western Home Builders
WO! -und Tour tee
PLAIIS TO PAIilT
Th rent you pay now Is lost. Th earn
amount applied under our plan will tnak
you the owner of your home.
Western Home Builders
Booms 88 and 83 Vebraska VatUnal Beak
Basement, 1801. Famam Street,
Telephone, IHragla S-
ftmji I II L L
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Marvel Steel Furnace
A Better Furnace and at a price as low as many of
the so called cheap furnaces. Especially construc
ted to burn all kinds of fuel. We can prove to
you that it is as good as the highest priced furnace
ever made. It will last a life time and it will save
you at the very least twenty dollars per year over
what it will cost you to run any other furnace ever
. made. If it is your money that buys coal for your
home you must, as a business proposition, investi
gate our Marvel Furnace.
Omaha Stove Repair Works
1206. 1203 DovglV St Tel. Douglas 960
Iron Flower Vases, Water Fronts, Furnace Repairs
who work hard for a llrellhood we ad
vise eeonomy and carefulness. Every
week you should lay up a little for fu
ture needs and place a dollar or two la
our sayings association. The dollars
there deposited have a sure earning
power that depends In no way there
after upon your personal exertions.
Why not put a few dollars to work to
day and let them earn for youT Six
per cent Interest compounded semi-an
nually Is paid on saving accounts.
It In debt see us about our monthly
payment loans. We are easy debt
OMAHA LOAD AltD
S. E. Corner 16th and Dodge streets.
J. H. KopleU Agt. 502 No. 24th St
South Omaha, Nebr.
O. W. LoomU, Pres. O. M. Nattlnger,
Tents and Awnings
Omaha Tent & Awning Co.
Hth ana Hariwy. TcL Doug. ISX.
f -1 VI ; 1S151S h V I'-ii'ia tl) ci a u j
F. M. Hamling
ARTISTIC T1LK WORK
Floors, I lath Rooms,
800 South lTUi Street.
..M . .
R. L. CARTER
Sheet Metal Work
Clothes Drying Cabinet
asset Metal rire rroof Wlna6w
Z.argc Stock Metal Celling
W1M0-J1-M ST. MASTS AVENUE.
Tslepkoa Ztoagtaa M
I to -room house...
JOS. W. MOOREi
Tel Maple tm. I'M S. 1Kth tS.
H. D. Frankfurt
Telephene Red 37S1
Room 51, Douglas Block
Let V Attach One of
OCR BOWDKN FILLERS
to your main gupply pipe
and filter all ot the water
that cornea Into your house.
Clean Wafer for Your Bath.
Pure Water for the Table.
No modern home complete
without one of these.
It will prolong the life of
your heating plant and
plumbing. Many sold by ua
. We are also sole agents
for the best small filter to
connect up over the kitchen
TIIK ECLIPSE FILTER.
Pure, sparkling water al
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... ,-.v. ..;..'
Wrw BIsetrle Bracket Bselra Ilk th
abov and a thousand other artlstlo and
useful lighting fixtures always on hand.
Important to Builders Fixtures should
bs selected before wiring contract Is let.
We carry by far ths largest and best stock
of useful as well as ornamental fixtures
In tha west.
Telephone SSI. (13 Month 18th St.
"Tb lttnd thmt don't vrsar off"
For Old or New Floors, Furniture
Wears like Cement Dries OTr
Dlght with Brilliant Olnss. Contains
no Japan or Shellac. Write at one
for Free Booklet, Color Card and
List of dealers.
Trial Can Free (send lOo to pay
posisge). Enough for a Chair, Table
or Kitchen Cabinet.
TIOOa-sgTM" CO, Bt. Loala, Ma.
old ta Omaha by
Orchard & Wilhehn Carpet Co.
ARTISTIC and DURABLE
With Kew Improved Machinery
SBTXMATZB AWD niOXS
OMAHA CEMENT STONE
AND BRICK CO.
Office and Taxdai
Seventeenth and Cuiuhig Streets.
Telephone Douglas 4 128.
TUv auni.im ...i IW..1WI.. .
OLOF L. DR0LINC
Architect H Suyerinten.ent
otnem aia lun
hoa Douglas tTIS
I CJlr"" sfi
I ill f'S
- - - w.'
able to take care of the largest
Job without delay.
Our Stock of Plumbing end Heating Coo 1a and for oe af
Mschanlea gusrsnteea Prompt and Emelent Servloe.......
It will be to your Interest to see us before placing order
We are agents for the Ideal and Capitol lines of boilers and
radiators, and also handle the most modern plumbing appliance-,
Johnson - Rowo - Daly - Co.
HOLLIS M. JOHNSON,
f it jm. i 1
upaiKe LimDcr ana voai o. j
L New Yard..AUNew, Bright Stock, Good Grades and Prompt
r r k i v
Bring Us Your Bills for Estimate
Office, IOD Bee BuildmJ
C. B. HAVENS & COMPANY
BUILDING MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS
LIMB CEMENT, PLASTER, CRUSHED ROCK, SAKD, BRICK AND
Get Our Quotations Before Placing Orders Elsewhere.
Phone Dough. 517 Paxton Block.
Jieet Metal Work of all Ki nda--
Tin. Iron, and
21S.20-22 North 15th Su
Lato Season Makes Slow Sales
....ON LAWN MOWIRI....
Do you want a bargain? Buy now, guaranteed Mowera from
$2.80 up. Hundreds of tylee and kinds to select from.
DUNNING HARDWARE COMPANY.
EDWItl C. BENNETT
Complete Condnlt System with Blectrlo Wlrlnf
BZ.BOTBIO WOSI BT TOOVTBAOT OA rBBCEMTAOB TVAX.
Vbone Son visa B816.
NOW IN OUR NEW LOCATION
LOOK FOR THE SIGN
CONTRACTING, REPAIRING & SUPPLIES
Western ElecfricaJ Company
411. 413 South 10th Street
INSTALL WIRING FOR RESIDENCES
Wa Are Always Ready When You Art. SEE US. Phone Doug. 546
BEAlTIfY VOLB LAWN WITH
'fcllTs 'Si ch1
i irV5 wU,dow
TeL Doos. 674
c. r. helfIn
Ajioxoa 9mom ooaoajra;
sot ah uth m o
"r-r" av aaa -a) au w u w M w mj
contracts or tha smallest repair
JOHN ROWE. W. T. DALY.
Yards, 45th and Dod.e St$.
STAIRS " grills j
-ia California St.,
1514 Farnam Street
1609 rsrnam Btreet.
lUctricaJ to f
OUI IKON AND WUIK FKXCB.
s aa v aiiv Tm,
nd Arbors for vines, flower guards,
Tases, tree guards, hltchlDg posts,
rds, barn futures ana chicken fence.
CHAMPION PENCE COMPANY.
617-eit Bonth lSth Btreet. Tel. SoofUs 16MX
Beaa for Catalogue.
national Roofing Co.
ZsUmates rnrnlshea ou
BLATH. TIZ.B AJID OSITXL BOOrS
AMD BOOTUra K.TBBI.Xa.
... .. Mala omce
810-11 Ware Bloc, n Omafts
BBABOXSai ?.0, ln. la.
mm-" aloe. cit. T..
F. B. BURNESS
OOVTBaOTOB JTD BDXLSSB.
BlafstM4 Coaervte a BpeoUlty.
Bow OoastrmotUMr Carpeats Boll 01 af.
raome Oeaflas . at aai'satae I.
. IstabUsae less.