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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 27, 1908)
MOSEY TO BUY REAL ESTATE
People Have Millions in Banks and
1 ' Some Will Be Inverted.
CITY'S PROPERTY IN DEMAND
Fatsraj Md Pabllo Ir?fmni Im
All Parts of tbe Cftr larrease
Vtlui U Ttestrrre
t : Districts.
..'htuj-h Ak-8ar-Brn day always dull the
rent mutate business Irt Omaha, aa carni
val, fairs and exposition do In other cltlea,
there Is every erldrnre that when the car
nival I over buyers will be even more
anxious to secure property, and Invest
mcany in real estate,
Hb me thing must be done with the EMM.-
. 000 (V posited in Omaha banks since July 15.
, The bank statement ' sent an optimistic
thilt through the veins of business In
Omaha. It Is said the state banks, though
'. not being asked for a statement, would
show a proportionate increase In deposits
, anf as a very large part of their money
dcpoeitta are savins- accounts the pile of
metier In them is more apt to be Invested
1 In real estate than the deposits In the na-
' tlorisl banks. Emll Bracelets of J. U
Braadda & Sons, bankers, said with ref
erence to the showing the bank would
malii: "If we were asked for a statement
at t fe Is time our bank would make a re
markable showing. The deposits would
be shown to be at tbe highest point since
wo' eraanised our bank as a state institu
tion." . '
This being the condition of the banks,
the- real estate dealers are receiving moro
Inquiries than usual and It Is believed the
large amount of surplus morrjr and savings
In .'the banks will seek Investment In real
estjate, where It will either earn money or
Increases In value and give the Investors a
Street Improvements In all parts of the
cltf Is enlarging the else of the desirable
residence districts. This work Is not oon
flned to any one locality, but Is general
In All parts of the city. A large amount of
paring and ourbtng Is being done in the
north part of the city, both east and west
of (Twenty-fourth street. Along the south
sldb jof Kountse park. Plnkney strrst Is
belpfc paved from -Sherman avenue to
Twenty-fourth street, and eight blocks of
property becomes more desirable, as Plnk
ney street will add another to the beautiful
streets running east and west from Sher
man avenue to Twenty-fourth street north
of 'Ohio street.
! ' "...
Paving on north Twanty-elglith street
Is td make many blocks of residence prop
erty more valuable. The city Is not over
looking an opportunity to make this prop
erty1 more valuable and Instead of cutting
Into the lot Unas, the owners of property
wlB be allowed to terrace their lots and
plnce sidewalks at the curb, doing away
with retaining walla or unsightly banks.
Winj the Increases In the values of rest-denoe-property
there Is a proportionate
lnuraase In business property and some
rents are advancing. When a lease on a
bulttTCa! between Xlghteenth "and "totne
teeBjthm Farnam street ex pi re during the
ire 'You Ruptured?
WeCcll Trusses arid Rubber Goods
t Our assortment's, - we are surer the largest Our prices the lowest,
Write for Catalogue Free. We fit Trasses for men women and children.
We hare a nice
assortment o f
trusses for bablrs
and young chil
dren. Home in- ' ,
tended for umblt-s
leal navel) run- .
ture, aud some
for In mil na 1
(groin) rupture. rrioetl.00andfl.2&eitch.
We have a vers lame assortment of trusses. In
hard rubber wltu steel springs and elastic.
superior to many othet trusses for many easel
with sockets so at to aoooinmodsie the truti to
fc.uo. j Written guarantee lor one year, .-
We sen the Trots thown
ty out for i . oo postpaid,
ti. 10. i It Is mads of mal
leable "clock sprint.,"
covered with BLACK
HaKU RUBBER. ItotD-:'
not bi-k or corrode or
rust. It Is light, easy and durable. Tf ton are
THE DOLLAR TRUSS."
Wot our BEST Trass b
any .ut, but a good
eomfnruble trust, with
t-rlug and CHAatUiiE-
rovfwBll . l r.
rloe Is very-etremei
w. . (iich a triiMkUtMiid
sell ftlU to or la ou H -
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OUX tST TKCSS IS TXt HCTOX IXXOTilLB TEUSS. ' BOLD VITH A VX1TTE9
..'"j; cuiEiaTPE roa CUE TE1B.
v' W1UTE IX)R CAT.UXXiCK.
SHERMAN & McCONNELL DRUG CO.,
COIO-EIl BLXTKENTH AX1 DODGK.
- . OWL DRUG CO.,
' OOUNKR BLXTEKNTH ASH llAUN'EY.
week, it was renewed at Just double the
rentnl for which the lease was made nix
years ago. The proposition of one dealer
to erct a building at Nineteenth and Far
nam streets, met with an offer of five
tenants wlio agreed to take long time
Iphoj at a good rental If the building Is
constructed. It Is more then likely that It
will b erected hy W. T. Oraham and mill
be a three or four-etory -brlck. There are
fewer empty buelness properties In propor
tion than there are houses. Many "To Let"
signs are noticed In house windows In al
most all part of tile city, due to the fart
that people are building houses fester than
the population la growing and the less de
sirable homes remain vacant for some time.
Hut this fact has Its good side. After some
of these houses have been vacnnt for a
mouth or two and the owners lose the
rentals, they usually are forced by their
agents to do extensive repairing and put
the house In good condition In order to rent
It. More than one old residence Is receiv
ing a coat of paint, cement walks are be
ing placed around It and a new roof or
bath room added In order to rent the prop
erty and Omaha Is receiving sll the bene
fits of an era of home building and brisk
real estate dealing.
Anotlier factor which will make business
better thsn usual after carnival days are
over, la the bounty In crops of all kinds,
from wild bay to fruits. An evidence of
how directly the crops effect real estate
sales is shown in a sale made by J. H.
Dumont & Son Saturday. Julius N. C.
Andresen, a fruit grower . north of Benson
has harvested and sold the most of his
fruit crop. It was so large and profitable
that It made possible the ' purchase of a
large farm which he has waivted, and a
deal was closed by the agents for the 190-acre
farm three snd a half miles northwest of
Florence belonging to Mrs. Melllsa Bwtgart.
Mr. Andresen paid $12,000 for the land and
he has made the entire amount from his
fruit growing. It Is only necessary to look
over the exhibits at the Douglas county fair
being held In connootlon with the Ak-Sar-Ben
carnival to understand that It will be
possible for others to "buy this year" either
In the city or country
New map of Omaha were exhibited to
the Omaha Real Estate exchange at Its
meeting Wednesday by Roy Towl, an en
gineer, who has bwn working on such a
map for some time and has completed one,
showing Improvements as late as the Levi
Carter park. It also shows proposed boule
vards and parks and the latest changes
made In streets and avenues. The Real
Estate exchange has declared the map to
be one of the best and the most recent map
of the city.
A Trastr Friend.
The big old clock stands In the hall.
And tells the girls and boys
When It is time to atop their play
And put away their toys.
It tells them In the morning, too.
When it Is time to rise:
And with Its quiet little hands.
Shows them how fast time flies.
"Oct up, get tip!" It seems to say,
"Or you'll be late to school:
And late to school, my boy or girl
Means that you'If be a fool."
And so "tick, tick!" Its hands go round;
It works both night and day;
While people have some time to rest.
It has no sleep nor play.
But vigilantly stands awake
To keep a watchful eye.
And with Its busy little hand
Mark minutes that fly by. M. W.
ELASTIC TKTJ88 as shown above, with
Water Fad. or II lack Knamel or Cedar l'ad, rery
strong aud serviceable. Price S2.00 each; bf
mail, . 10.
We allow cut herewith of
the "VIOXOB IMMOVABLE
This Trosi conform! per
fectly to any posture of the
body It especially adapted
tn dnnhlA miitiire hut la
of simple rapture. The back pads are supple
the iliil ting postures of body, frloe of true,
ruptured and need a trutt of any kind, call on as
This Is for scrotal rup
ture, which Is LOW
I0 WS . It ll a very com
fortable truss, and weK
suited to certain eatee
tli-.t othor rrtmet wllluott
'each. Price, $s.W.
We seU so or 40 kinds of
llWS0F THE BUSY IK'HBIS
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A very Imposing, well proportioned colonial
cement on metal lath. Estimated cost. $3,100.
CHAMBER EZT. "rI
Stairway designing and construction Is I
not confined by precedent or tradition to
any one form or style, a broad field Is
therefore opened to the designer In which
to make the best of his inborn originality;
an opportunity which he rarely falls to
avail himself of, aometimes presenting a
stairway of beautiful proportions and de
sign and at other times a hopeless In
congruity. Stairway building Is In fact
an art by Itself, not only In Its design,, but
also In Its construction, requiring consider
able skill In Joinery, aa It is usually built
of many light and small parts all joined
together with concealed bracing and much
use of glue. This calls for highly trained
labor, which has developed into a special
class of joiners who make stair building
their only work.
The front and back stairways and the
chimneys when located properly on the
first floor usually control the second floor
plan. It is therefore very necessary to
consider the desired arrangement of the
second floor when planning the stairs.
Stairways present more complications than
any other feature of the house. Many
times a whole plan has to be remodeled to
obtain room for a single extra tread. Now
to the layman or the uncaring designer the
omission of this extra tread may not seen
a vital consideration, but to the old folks
or the small children the extra quarter
Inch given to each riser to make up for the
omission is greatly felt before the top of
the stair Is reached. The average house
with the first floor nine and a half feet
from floor to celling requires seventeen
risers (sixteen treads) from floor to floor.
Then there Is the bead room above a stair. ,
Many times it Is found necessary on the
second floor to project one of tbe room,
over the lower part of the stair, thus re
ducing the head room over the stair as you
ascend. When this Is necessary be sure
you do not project tbe second story over
more than the first four risers ttnree
treads) unless your first story Is more than
nine and a hslf feet In the clear.
The first consideration In stair building
Is the plan, second the number and rela
tion of risers and treads which will be
dealt with at some length later on, and
the laat. but very Important consideration,
For the economy of space ami the mere
purpose of passing from one floor to an
other, the old spiral stairway nanoea
down to us from time remote served the
purpose admirably. But in the present day
It haa almost become an axiom that win
dows of any sort should never be Included
In a stairway. The plans usually
adopted for the ascent are one run and no
landing or three runs with two landings.
making In the second and third cases one
and two right angle turns. One run of
stairs from floor to floor Is not advisable,
aa It makes the ascent tedious work un
less more .pace Is allowed the stairs for
wide treads than can usually be afforded
In the average house. Three runs and two
landings make an ideal ascenf, but this
usually necessltatea an unslightly promi
nence of the under aide of the last run
unless It Is skillfully built In.
One principal run, a broad landing and
a short final run, makes an Ideal stair.
This always allows of considerable space
under the landing that can be used as a
coat closet, a lavatory, a repository for
books or a roomy nook.
Try to so plan your home that the stair
way doea not have the appearance of be
ing crowded. The plan of placing part
of the stair or the landing out into a bay
projecting from the outside wall Is an abom
ination. While I admit that It la often
a handy a ay of solving the stair problem.
It Is one that should be accepted only as
a laat resort.
The principal feature, embodied in a
stairway design should, be characteristic
of the established atyle of the house. -In
fact, a well dealgned stairway may be said
to practically be a harmonious coinpuait
SUNDAY BEE: SEFTEMbr.ri
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A GOOD COLONIAl. FRONT.
house. The plan Is Ideal In every respect..
ARTHUR C. CLAUSEN. Architect
Arthur C Olaosen, . Arohiteoft.
THE BEE'S PLAN OFFER
Through a special arrangement with
Mr. Clausen, -The Omaha Bee is able to
offer Its readers the complete plans,
details and specifications of the home
illustrated on this page without change
for $10. Mr. Clausen Is the author
of a well - illustrated ' book, "Home
Building Plans and Problems," con
taining beside, many designs for mod
ern homes and extensive article, on
home building, over 110 de.lgns for
entrances, fireplaces, picturesque
groups of windows, stairways, kitchen
and pantry arrangements, etc. Spe
cial price to readers of The Bee, SO
cents. Send all orders to Arthur C.
Clausen, architect. Studio, 1013 dum
ber Exchange, Minneapolis, Minn.
Ion- of gothlc, colonial, - or classlo detail,
as the case may be. ,
The stair hall is necessary, considered
with the stairway, a panelled wainscoting
being the principal feature of decoration.
This wainscoting la usually from thirty
Inches to four feet high, with the usual
baseboard at the bottom and a neat cap
of mouldings at the top.
Balusters admit of a great variety of
design. They are usually turned with a
square block top and base. The caps on
the balusters should step up with each
baluster in the same degree of rise as the
rail, but the .base block and mouldings
at the base should run horizontally on
each atep, some part of each being on a
line with the step above. (
Balusters are' from seven-eighths' Inch
to one Inch and three-quarters In diameter
for the usual stairs, but sometimes larger
for elaborate work. Tbe spacing la op
tional, but In the best okt conontal homes
there are three balusters to a tread of
ten Inchea and four to a tread of twelve
Inches. The construction of hand rails
presents a complex subject. A few sug
gestions will suffice here. The top of the
rail ahould be smooth and rounding to al
low the hand to pass over It easily. It
should also project some at the top to en
able one to grip It with the thumb and
fingers. The hand rail should be from
four to five Inches broad. The distance
from top of rail down to top of atep, taken
on a line with face of riser, should be 'not
less than twenty-eight inches nor more
than thirty-two Inches, thirty Inches Is best.
Stair treads should be one and three
elglitha inchea thick, the riser seven
eighths Inch thick. The usual width of
stairs la three feet to five feot from the
wall. Rear ataira can be two feet six
Inches wide. All enclosed stairs having
walls on each side should have a hand
rail on each side (both sides is better)
supported by Iron brackets.
The moat Important point In planning a
stair Is the pitch, or relation between the
risers and the treaifs. The pitch of a
stair is often restricted to as small a
space as possible to save room, but under
ordinary condition, the "requirements of
surrounding features of the plan should
yield ao (ar as possible to allow of ample
horlsontal space for the atalr In order to
avoid a sleep ascent." To avoid this con
dition there are several rules, the most
common being the American rule of not
less than seventeen or more than eighteen
Inches aa the sum of riser and tread; thus
a riser of seven Inches would call for a
tread of ten or eleven Inches. The Ger
man rule la to make their quotient be
tween seventy and seventy-five inches. The
French rule is to take twice the height of
the riser and add it to the tread, keeping
the sum between twenty-four and twenty
five Inches. It is safe to say, however,
that the riser should not be less than aix
and one-half Inches, nor more than seven
and one-half inches from tread to tread,
and that the. tread should be from nine
to twelve inches for all house stairs of
Imi-ortance. . The rear and cellar . stairs
ottu be eight inch riser and eight inch
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The body of the house Is covered with
Design No. 636.
J PEN pA
HALL ,. PINING
t tread. The treads referred to above are
from face to face of riser. Sizes given
are not meant to Include the nosing, which
projects an .Inch or so over the riser.
NEW , TORPEDO A TERROR
Passed Tkre.ik Foarteen Feet of
Armor Plate and Tea Feet
Lieutenant Commander Cleland Davis,
United States navy, has devised a torpedo
gun capable of tearing holes In the' best
armored warship afloat. Not more than a
score of persons have seen the Davis
torpedo gun In action, and not one-third of
that number could describe It tf they would.
It Is one of the secrets of the Navy depart
ment that must be kept secret to main
tain Its, value. But enough is known to
prove that the Davis Invention Is the great
est advance in the art of hitting the enemy
hardest since Ericsson set his "Yankee
cheese box on a plank" and cleared the sea
of many times Its weight In Ironclads.
While the Invention of Commander Davis
Is called a gun, It 1. In reality an Improved
torpedo. Torpedoes such as those In gen
eral use detonate when they strike the ex
terior of a ship's hull, and lose much of
their effectiveness through the escape of
gases. The Davis torpedo is fired from an
ordinary torpedo tube, operatea by com
pressed air, and has an effective range of at
leaat a mile. Like the torpedo proper, It
becomes destructive when It strikes an ob
struction, either the side gf a battleship or
a vessel's torpedo netting; but, unlike the
common torpedo, It does not itself detonate.
Immediately on Impact a high explosive la
set off, which discharges a projectile
through the hull of the ship. This pro
jeetliu contains another charge of explo
sive with a time fuse attached, which is set
working at the moment of the original Im
pact. The projectile Is hurled through the
armor plate with a destructive force suffi
cient to sink the finest fighting craft afloat.
Much stress is laid upon the fact that net
ting such as Is used to protect English
battleships against torpedo attack has no
effect against the Davis torepdo gun.
In actual trial at Washington, the Davis
terepdo gun recently hurled a projectile
through seven Inches of armor plate, then
through ten feet of coal, and again through
seven Inches of armor on the. other side.
As the projectile Itself was not charged
with explosive, the amount of destructive
force that would have followed was not
demonstrated at that test, but the experts
have a way of calculating these details that
leaves little to the Imagination.
"There la not a battleship afloat that can
live ten minutes after it is lilt with that
projectile," exclaimed one of the men who
saw the test; and there was no one present
to disagree with him.
A more recent teat held In Boston harbor
showed equally surprising results. A tar
get tank had been constructed, stronger
than a section of a battleship, of three-quarter-lnc
h iron with three interior bulk
hrads. This tank was foimerly the prop,
erty of the Standard Oil company. It was
ballasted with forty tons of scrap Iron and
submeiged eleven and one-half feet. The
projectile waa driven ulear Into the center
of the tank, which sank In fifteen s.-conda,
and the torpedo gun was found and re
turned to the government storehouse tn
as good condition as the duy when it was
turned out of th Whitehead factory. The
force of the explosion of the forty-pound
charge of dunnlte, however, was demon
strated by the remarkable condition of the
torpedo tube. Commander Davis had
Shrunk two steel bands around It. One of
these was found broken In two, and the
other 'stretched to such an extent that It
could be moved from one end of the tube
to the other. Yet the tube Itself reinalnded
uninjured. Harper's Weekly.
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Pavements, Bridges, etc.
Differing from other forma of
Steel in that, the meshes being con
nected, enables the strains to be
distributed throughout the sheet.
It is the cheapest in application and
most reliable. Made in sizes of
mesh from 54 -inch to 6 inches.
For additional information address
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289 Dwarborn St., CHICAGO
Buy a. beautiful, high-grade
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dining r 00111
this one. '
price on it
It's a dandy
too 6 lights
At the price we ask
they will sell
don't be too late.
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V holesale and retail as and electrlo fixtures electric wiring
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