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THE OMAHA SUNDAY HEK: DECEMBER 6, 1908.
TIMELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP
Borne Pointeri as to Valuei in Omaha
HAERY TDKEY GOES ON RECORD
rrrrlarr of Ileal F.atatr Eirbtan
Ilrtarna t atpaorlrnl Attwrri to
Pertinent (Inratlon from
The Real Estate exchange of Ilallas.'Tpx.,
Is possessed nf a desire to learn compara
tive conditions us respects real estate In
the various luricp cities of the United States
ami him sent a circular to other exchanges.
The questions asked here have been an
swered by Harry Tukey, secretary of the
Omaha exchange and can be read below.
The questions are such that the answers
give n good Idea of the real estate situation
In Omaha and are worth printing for that
Nu 'lie of city. Omafta.
I'opufatlon WO census. I"!. 8f.fi.
.nstTVutl e t'Htimutp pruHent population.
Arr:i square nilU'S
What whs the highest price p(Ud for busi
iipm prr pi rty In your city (deducting value
of Improvements) wlihln the Inst two yars?
Two thousand dollars. Sixteenth and Doug
las streets. No sales of most valuable
property. Highest appraised at $:!.W0 to
H.Ooo per fremt foot. located on Sixteenth
end Karnam streets.
Within what area Is property worth
25 per cent of this figure Two blocks to
What class of tenants occupy property
within this district? Retail drug stores,
banks, railway offices, department stores,
saloons, hotels, jewelers, shoe stores.
What Is the average worth of your whole
sale proporty? Krom 11W to 4o0 per front
What Is the average worth of your switch
property within n reasonable dlstrance from
the business center? About 1100 per front
What average net return do Investors ex
pect In purchasing downtown property?
Fi to 7 per cent.
Whtit la your most expensive resilience
property worth? One hundred dollars a
front foot, although slightly higher offers
have been mado for wpeclal pieces.
What U good residence property worth,
with all Improvements, outside of your
highest priced residence property? Fifteen
to $') per foot, dcendlng entirely on the
location. West Farnam dint t tit command
ing the best prices, with llnnscom Park
district second and Kountze Place third.
What are the prevailing rates on (a) first
class business loans? (b) Hecond-class resl-
.rience loans? () Deferred payments In the
purchase of business and residence prop
erty? (a) Five and a half to 6 per cent,
(b) Six per cent, (c) Six per cent.
How are money conditions this year ai
compared with eighteen months ago, both
as to the amount of money offering to lend
and the rates? The rates asked for loans
are about the, same as they were eighteen
months ago. Bank clearings are larger
than they were at that time, and there is
considerably more money to loan now than
there was a year ago. Loans on real estate
are being made in larger numbers every
How are general real estate conditions
"with you as compared with eighteen months
ego? General real estute conditions are bet
ter today than they were one year ago and
nnout t lie same as eighteen months ago
There Is a large demand for homes, and
any good business property offered Is be
ing taken up. Three or four large office
buildings are planned, and construction
will start on them In a very short time.
Omahu real estate values are lower than
In other cities of Its size and present lndl.
cations are, that within the next year,
they will gradually rise to a more equal
basis with those, of other cities.
' The week Just over was quieter than the
preceding, which Included announcements
of four large new office and store buildings.
It is not to be expected that such a show-
, lng can be made every week, nor would It
really bo desirable. Bales the last week,
howiver, did not show badly compared
with those of a year ago.
O. A. Scott has begun excavation for a
double residence In Kountze Place at the
northeast corner of Eighteenth and Wirt
streets. There will bo six rooms and re
ception hall In each apartment, one apart
ment fronting south on Wirt street and the
other one fronting west on Eighteenth
strec t. The cost of the building will be In
the neighborhood of J6,500. The architecture
will bo something new.
A Q. Johnson has Just begun excavation
for an eight-room strictly modern two
story bouse In Kountae Place on Ixithrop
street, between Eighteenth and Nineteenth,
to rest In the neighborhood of $4,500. It
will be ouk and birch finished, tile bath
and vt-fctihulc, hot water heat. Mr. John
son Is building this for his home.
The apartment house at 17(18-10 Burt street
built by H J. Jobst Is just about completed
and will be ready for tenants In a few days.
The apartments, of which there are eight
in the building, are as modern In construc
tion and finish as any in thq city. Qeorge &
Co. have taken leases on some of the
Shoulder Brace and Suspender
The only brace
Positively cures the
habit of stooping.
Froducea thai military effect so desired.
Vorden's. Girls and Boys'.
all sizes , $1.00
lien's, all sixes 91.25
Sold ozAj if tbs following dealers!
MYERS-DILLON DRUG CO.
B. Corasr 16tn and Tarnam Streets.
Bole Manufacturers and Distributers.
C. BENEDICT CO.. Inc.
PAT A I
WS OF THE BUSY HOME BUILDERS
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.Arthur c. clausen. Architect
The Proposition of Dormers
Cure, by medicated vapor. The Inspirator
and a year's treatment, 13.00. Honey re
turned If you want it. Handlist, most ef
fective, least expensive and In every way
lifat treatment and cure for catarrh
asthma, hay ftner and all other troubles
with the air tracts. J. A. Uarrett. "18 N
Y. Life. Omaha. Local agents wanted for
this tlnu remedy. Kent postpaid for 13.00,
money orar or registered letter.
ard urhar dreg habits are roslttrelr eared
UAB1T1NA gar bjiHdrtrio or Internal iii
Siuiipl nl to snr lnnf hahltne br l.1
kiali. koirulsr price 8J On per bottle CO
wur drujinnt or b mil la eUla srrapper.
Mall Ortlurs FiUed lly
ICAVUKN liKOS OMAHA. XER
The Twentieth Century Farmer
Ths rsr that Produces Rralts tot
Artanr O. Olsnssn, Architect.
The dormer first came into use In about
the fourteenth century and derives its
name from the fact that, then as now. It
Is usually used as a means of admitting
light and air to a dormitory or bed room.
Strictly defined It Is a vertical face of wall
projecting from the Inclined face of the
roof. It may be set back on the roof or
may be a continuation of the face of the
wall carried up above the cornice or eaves.
The sldo walls are usually vertical and trl-
ngular In form. The roof of the dormer
Is usually the same pltoh as the roof on
which the dormer rests, but not necessarily
so. It may be gabbed, hipped, of gambrel
roof construction or penthouse form.
Dormers are of many different dosigns,
shapes and sizes. In fact rarely does one
see dormers on two houses which aro Just
alike. It Is therefore not intended nor pos
sible to present designs or descriptions of
all the many styles. There are a few gen
eral considerations that can be applied to
any dormer or group of dormers, no matter
what the design, and these will be dealt
with in detail.
Dormers are generally used to admit
light and air to those parts of the attic,
which have bed rooms enough to be ser
viceable as bed rooms, pleasure rooms or
store roms. In some forms of roof con
struction they are the same purpose on
the second story of the house, there being
pnrrtleally no attic. This Is particularly
true of the quaint looking gambrel roof
houses. If the light and air they admit
was all that was required of dormers, their
construction woujd be an easy proposition.
They also form a very Important port of
the design of the house, sometimes consti
tuting the whole of Its Individual charac
teristics. Dormers are used singly, In groups or in
connection with gables and portico pedi
ments. In the later case there Is usually
one dormer at each side of the gable or
pediment. In this position they should not
look as though crowded in, but should have
plenty of room on each side. Dormers be
side gables or pediment should be in good
proportion to them. They are generally
of a tall type ami should have miniature
gttbles. They should not bo too tall, neither
should they be so narrow that they present
an unsubstantial appearance. They should
bo wide enough to let one stand In them
without experiencing a crowded feeling be
cause of the ekise proximity of the walls,
and the celling Inside should be high
enough so that one won't have to "duck"
his head while standing there. Their exact
site depends somewhat upon the size of the
house or tho size of the gable or pediment
which they supplement.
Dormers in a group are sometimes glvn
considerable prominence. This is espe
cially true of that type of houses Which
have a !'ng slope of roof carried continu
ously over the porch. This form of roof
construction gives a cottage appearance to
the home, does not Interfere with the
vertical walls of the second story and
rives a splendid opportunity for a dormer
effect. Groups of dormers look well on the
cottage type of house. For dormers ex
tending over the porch their exact loca
tion can be found as follows this tlsj per
tains to most dormers: Having decided on
the pitch of the roof, thj dormer should
be placed Just where the window sill will
he. thirty Inches Ions, ( r ler.i. If Uc.lred),
from the floor Inside, and thre Inches
frttn the root at front of the dormer out
side. Dormers are grouped in many ways,
often using three dormers In a row, and
occasionally wa see. two dormers of similar
design placed some distance apart and tha
pace between filled In with a supplemen
tary dormer made by extending the fa:s
THE BEE'S PLAN OFFER
Through a special arrangement with
Mr. Clausen, The Omaha ilea la able to
offer Its readers the complete plans,
details and specifications of the home
Illustrated on this page without chauge
for (10. Mr. Clausen Is the author
of a well Illustrated book, "Home
Building Plans and Problems," con
taining besides many designs tor mod
ern homes and extensive articles on
home building, over 180 designs lor
entrances, t (replaces, picturesque
groups or windows, stairways, kitchen
and pantry arrangements, etc. Spe
cial price to readers of The Beo, 30
cents. Send all orders to Arthur C.
Clausen, architect. Htudlo, 1013 Lum
ber Exchange, Minneapolis, Minn.
of the dormers across, filling up the gap
between, placing several windows In It
and putting a penthoure roof on the mid
dle part, thus making It practically all one
dormer. A penthouse roof Is the same as
a shed roof, one slant from front to rear
Hip or gable windows In a row should al
ways have the same pitch roof. When
there are three Independent dormers in s
row the middle one should be a trifle
larger than the other two, unless they are
tar apart. If it la made the same size In
reality it will look smaller to the eye.
Never make a roof dormer so large that
It looks like a third story addition to the
house. The "eyebrow" dormer Is Intended
enly to obtain air ard light at some point
on the roof where It Is not desired to give
the dormer prominence. The "eyebrow"
window should never be too high In the
middle and should join the roof with a
curve and not an angle at each side. A
plain, hip-roofed dormer, with two win
dows. Is a common but good type. A good
cottage dormer, whon used singly. Is ona
with a -regular bay window front with
three windows In It. The front of the buy
and the window In It should be wider than
the sides. Owing to the slant of the roof
the side window sills will bo higher up
from tho floor than the front window sIlL
Pilasters and even small columns are
often used with good effect on dormers.
Then we have the colonial dormer with
half or engaged columns at the corners, a
gable above and a round top window, the
window projecting up Into the gable. A
sml-clrcular, or segment arch gttble is
sometimes used In formal colonial work.
Some dormers look well with the Bides
spread out In a graceful curve on each
side of the bottom. When the chimney
leaves the roof near the eaves a dormer is
sometimes placed behind It, projecting out
and containing windows on either or both
sides. This Is admirable in some cottage
types. Tin flashing should be carried
partly up tho sides of a dormer, the same
as on the side of a chimney.
While the writer realises that tho proper
study of dormers Is a rather complexed
problem to the average homo builder, It
Is desired that the reader should come to
realize that the proper designing of dor
mers. the same as all parts of the house,
Is not accomplished in a lilt or miss mail
ner, but that every part of tho houso Is
designed according to recognized rules of
proportion. It Is, therefore, far better and
In fart a saving of cost in the end to have
all such matters properly handled by one
who has made the designing of homes and
buildings a life study.
Remarkable Gain in Building
lng period In years, and It Illustrates to
a higli degree the force and recuperative
possibilities ns well as the enterprise nf
the people of this country. The figures In
detnll sre given above.
A glance at the ga'n and !- columns
must certainly attract and hold attention
of every one who is interested In build
ing eonstriiitl'in. Out of t'.ie tlilrty-seven
cities It will be seen that thirty-four show
gains of from S per rent to ss high as 619
per cent, while there were losses In only
four cities, nnd In as many points as re
mote from each other as possible. A sig
nificant feature of the statement Is the
recoveries In the lnre cities, Chicago lead
ing In Its particular class with a gain of
SM per cent; New York City. Including
Manhattan and the Bronx, 135 per cent;
Philadelphia, 114. and Brooklyn, 111; St.
Louis, 73; Louisville, X, while the per
centage of gains In the other cities Is of
a highly satisfactory character. The de
creases Include Memphis, 6X per cent; De
troit, 26; Atlanta, 25, and Newark, N. J
ltf per cent.
MARKED REVIVAL OF LANGUAGE
No Less Than Mnf Nraleeted Tontines
Infused with cw
There nre no less than nine almost for
gotten tongues which since the beginning
of the nintecnth century have retaken tlielr
places, politically and In literature, among
the languages of modern Europe. The nine
are Greek, Rumanian, Bulgarian, Servian,
Magyar, Czech, Finnish, Norsk and Flem
ish. This list does not Include Gaelic, which Is
new experiencing resuscitation In some
parts of Ireland at the hands of the Gaelic
league, nor Polish, which achieved a po
litical and literary revival In Qalacla.
The nine languages first named are now
UBed by 50,000,000 of people a fact which
does not suggest much likelihood of the ap
proach of a universal language.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century
the statesmen of Europe almost without ex
ception, held that the extinction of the
smaller languages, which had already ceased
to hold a place In courts or general liter
ature, was desirable on political grounds.
In Europe, French, English, German,
Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Hussion,
Turkish, Dutch, Danish and Swedish were
the only languages recognized as Euro
pean, either In an official or literary sense.
The last five were almost unknown out
side of their own lands, and even there
they were nearly without literary use.
French was the universal language of di
plomacy and of the educated classes every
where In conversation.
In Hungary and In Poland, even before
the loss of independence. Latin was tho
official language nf public business and
law, and German or French that of con
versation for the educnted classes. Tho
national tongues In both those countries
had a position not unlike that of Irish In
Ireland during the eighteenth century.
Building operations throughout the coun
try for the month of November are far
beyond what the most hopeful could pos-
tlon News, for the construction of S.5S3
buildings. Involving a total estimated cost
of $44,656,217, against 6,604 buildings Bgure-
To-vn - No
New York, Including Manhattan and
Newark, N. J
Paterson, N. J
pueblo, C lo
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No. Martha, you mean Inflammatory
rheumatism. Exclamatory means to cry
Den he's got exclamatory rheumatism
cos ho hollers mos' all de time, ma'am."
Gold Silver and Sickle
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All Kinds of Repairing
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DON'T ENDANGER THE LIVES
OF YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN
by using murderous wood lath in building your
home. Statistics show that over 75 per cent of
deaths by fire have been due to plastering over
wood lath, which furnish the most inflammable
kindling to the flames of a fire.
not only make your walls absolutely fire proof,
but give them extra strength and stability. The
small meshes of Kno-Burn Steel Lath hold the
mortar more firmly and prevent cracking or
crumbling of the plaster. The full size of
mesh is shown in border.
Price only a trifle more than wood lath. Ask
your architect or address
NORTHWESTERN EXPANDED METAL CO.
1289 Dearborn St., CHICAGO
Is Your Coal Bill the LEAST it
No matter if it seems low enough, is it as low
as it COULD be?
Coal is a constant-charge against the family
income. Ten per cent a month too much, means
ten per cent EVERY month through the season.
No matter what you think about your bills
now, you owe it to yourself and your family to be
SURE. You are not doing right if you haven't
' investigated the relative cost and value of
Selling Now at $8.00 Per Ton
The biggest waste in coal
is in making temperature
Bonanza coal can be
checked quickly and reduced
to a slow smoldering fire
without risk of dying. Penn
sylvania is much slower to
check, burning unnecessary
fuel after the heat Is not
wanted and it cannot be
run as low. In Nebraska's
changeable climate this is an
When more heat is wanted
Bonanza will respond in 15
minutes with a red. full glow,
Pennsylvania anthracite re
quires from half to three
quarters of an hour of full
drafts, wasting the heat that
full drafts send up the
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Let us prove up Bonanza coal to you.
No matter what coal you have been using,
or thought was best, let ub Show you what
Bonanza, at $8.00, will do for you.
Central Coal & Coke Co.
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exoesa of Ihe corresponding month s yearling- month year ago. ha lncreass of 2.S-5S
ago. During tha month permits were taken I buildings and I21.S39.73S. equivalunt to 91
out in thirty-sevsn of the largest cities, I per cent. Nothing like this remarkable In
aocordlng to official reports to Construe- J creass hag Uasn placs in any correspond-
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