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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 2. 1009.
TIMELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP
Bales in Pong-las Comity Orer Two
Million Each Month.
INCREASES OVER LAST YEAR
Pan dee Frprtr U In fiend nrmmid,
treet Car erl and Aalomo
hllra Making; taa Rabarb
Bom-- ld" of what In actually happening
In re.V eMate In Omaha may be gleaned
from thr- fact that transfers are over
$1.200.1 1) each month, without the many
deeds which are flld "II and other valua
ble considerations." It la the estimate of
moat real eat ate dealer that $2.0nO.W
aorth of pioperty changes handa In Doug
laa county each month. Tlie transfers aa
shown In the record for April were ll.ifi",
1H, or more than JWI.nno above the trans
fera for the same month last year.
The following la the record of real estate
transfers for the first four montha of 19T9
aa crmparrO with the same montha. and
all other minths of iro7 and 1!0S:
Year. mi. 1. W.
January 711.(12? JW.814 fcM.934
Fbrunry 71. 47 KI7.wa X!,Hi
March d:-J."H0 7'i 1,304.2s;,
Arm i.tx.w with i.'M.m
Mnv 1.1i.3L'3 7'JS.57,
June l.fon.fio l.o:t1.ll
Julv l.OWt.mft -,fl.)7
August 7M.S5 77.24
Pepteriler 7M.HW i?.74
October 1,077.6X8 1.056.6S7
OZXTXTICATB Or PUBLICATION.
STATE OF NEBRASKA, OFFICE OF
AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS:
Lincoln. Feh. Int. 1909.
It la hereby certified, that the Union
Central Life Insurance Company of Cin
cinnati, In the atate of Ohio, has compiled
win; Ino Insurance I,aw of tills State, ap
plicable to such companies, and la therefore
authorized to continue the business of IJfe
Insurance In thla Suite for the current ycur
ending January Slut, 1910.
Summary of report filed for the year
ending December 31at, 1U08:
All other sources.... 3.151, "W.'i'i
Paid policy holders... $4.t7.!KB.3fl
All other payments... 8,4!H.5u;.27
ADMITTED ASSETS W..l'ta.tO
Net Reserve $64,Wi5,1.16.00
Net Policy Claims. . 171.8ol.00
All llaKIIUloa IftTfUllAQQ IRK lift W
v Capital stock paid tip 500,000.00
Surplus heyond Capi
tal Stock and other
llablliliea 1.671,K98.41 2.171.898.41
Total .... ...J fi7,833,24fi.40
Witness my hand and tbe seal of the
Auditor of Public Accounts tho day and
year first above written.
8II-A3 R BARTON.
(Seal) C. E. PIERCE, Deputy.
Auditor of Public Accounts.
MORTGAGE LOANS V,278,l(a.R8
Loans 33,579 In 33 states, secured by first
mortgage on real estate worth H94.&47.
439.00, and Interest accrued thereon.
Loans on policies payable at the borrow
er' convenience, N,917,902.f; notes In set
tlement of premluma, giving temporary
assistance to pollcy-holdera, J2.OS7.772. 70;
and Interest accrued thereon, and prem
REAL ESTATE 4E6.S3. 11
Homo Office property, $404,197.94; land
taken In foreclosure at 18 mortgagea In
B states, $50,644.72; and rents accrued
CASH ON HAND AND IN BANKS
, I $480,626.72
Thla comparatively small amount Indi
cates that policy-holders' money la Im
UNJTED STATES BONDS 125.862.50
Deposited with the Treasure!' of Virginia
the only bonds of any kind owned by the
TOTjVL ADMITTED ASSETS... $87,933,245.40
J. M. EDMISTON & SON,
Lincoln, - Nebraska.
We have open territory for one or two
good agents and we solicit coiTespondence.
storta-age Loans In Webraska. .S6,757,0o.05
STATE OF NEBRASKA, OFFICE OF
AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
LINCOLN, February 1st, lixK).
IT IS HEKElli CERTIFIED, That the
Home Lite Insurance Company of New
York, in the Ulala of New York, hus com
plied with the Insurance Law of this State,
applicable to such companies and is there
fore authorised to continue the business of
Life Insurance In this State for the current
year ending January Slat, 1910. .
Summary of report filed for the year end
ing December 31st. 13 t.
All other sources J,Oo,313.66
Total $ 4,436,414 2
Paid policy holders.... 12.144,937.14
All other payments.... 806.S21.19
Total 1 3.951.758.83
Admitted assets 21,7u6,901.70
Net Reserve.... a $20,0ti4 452.00
Net Policy Claims.... 188.8.131.52
All other liabilities.. 311.787 62 $20,471,723.76
Capital stock paid up 1:3.000.00
Surplus beyond Capi
tal Stock and other
raMIItiea U1M77.94 1.2S7.177.94
Total $3,708,901 70
Wltneaa my hand and the seal of the
Auditor of Public Account the day and
year first above written.
S1LA8 R. RARTON.
(Seal) Auditor of Public Accounts.
C. E. PIERCE. Deputy.
Ward F. Palmer, General Agent for the
tat of Nebraaka, 440 Board of Trade Bid.
November 7TW.MW 81S.4)
December 461, ln4 MK,'.K7
Totals 11.174.450 M26.31S
N. P. podge, Jr., haa opened an office In
Sioux City to sell eighty acres of land ad-
Joining Mornlngsiiie, ce of the bist -.-liericf
districts of fiinux Cty, and tho beaj
tif ul home of Mornlngside college, of which
Bishop V. S. Lewis s the president. The
entile eighty acres aw III be cut Into city
lots and aold on easy payments. R. M.
Dott. a Sioux City attorney, will repre
sent Mr. Dodge when It la Impossible for
Mr. Dodge to be at Sioux City.
"Farm loans are so easy to secure and
the fanners are handling borrowed money
to such good advantage that there is
scarcely a limit to the amount of eastern
money which will come to Nebraska," says
Thomas Brennan, financial agent for a
number of eastern Insurance companits.
"President DeHord of the National of Ver
mont was In Omaha thla week looking over
the cHy and some of the country about It.
He expressed himself as much pleased with
the prosperous conditions in Nebraska and
before he left for his Vermont home we
closed up $000,000 In Nebraska farm loans
Just to be doing something."
The O'Keefe Real Estate company la
pushing the Hillcreat addition and this
week brought J. Scbnuettgen to Omaha
from a western Iowa farm and sold hlra
the corner belonging to Dr. li. R. Porter
and C. H. Walrath at Thirty-eighth avenue
and Caas street for $3,000. Mr. Scbnuettgen
will erect a fine brick residence on the
site. Deals are pending for several other
lots In the same addition. Including those
adjoining Dr. Porter's residence at Thirty
eighth and Caas streets.
The Payne Investment company starts
Its excursions to Scott'a Bluffs county
Tuesday. The company haa contracted to
sell 30.000 acres of Irrigated lands In west
ern Nebraaka within the next year and
will run an excursion every Tuesday. The
first party will consist of land agenta as
well aa land buyers. To boost the western
part of the atate the company has pub
lished a handsome and attractive booklet
called "America's Valley of the Nile." The
photographs used were taken for the com
pany by Louis Boatwlck and were taken
last f nil and summer, showing the North
Platte valley us It actually Is.
Within a few month the lant of the clay
banks In the Field club district will be
cut down. Many of thorn have disappeared
this spring and real estate owners and
agents are making every effort to eliminate
them, as they have been unsightly, while
beautiful residences have been erected all
about them. Harrison & Morton are among
the leaders to cut down the banks. '
. The McCague Investment company will
begin this week the laying of cement side
walks and putting In permanent Improve
ments on the lots graded at Thirty-second
and Parker streets, opposite Prospect Hill
cemetery. The banks have been cut down
between Thirtieth and Thirty-second on
Parker and the fill made between the same
streets on Decatur to Franklin street.
The work has been In progress several
weeks and gives the company almost four
blocks of desirable building lota on car lines.
The Dundee Realty company has had a
busy week, the Increased street car service
and more automobiles Influencing the
buyers to Invest In property a good ways
from the business section of Omaha. The
following soles were recorded by the com
pany during the week, George & Co. mak
ing the deals Jn each instance:
Dundee Realty company to Bert D. Sher
bondy, four lots on Capitol avenue, be
tween Flflv-flrMt 17M 1 1 u...,nH ...
- - -- J - " ' ' J m.VUIVJ D.I I. I n ,
Dundee Realty company to Arthur 3.
Plttelkow. two lota on California, .between
Fifty-first and Fifty-second streets. Con
Dundee Realty company to V. Warren
Boyles, two corner lots on Fifty-second and
Webater streets. Consideration, $1,600.
Dundee Realty company to W. R. Mc
Farland, two Iota on Capitol avenue, be
tween Fifty-first and Flfty-aecond streets.
Some of the deala made by George & Co.
during the week are as follows:
Mark T. Martin to Emma Morand. lot on
Pnderwood avenue, between Fifty-first and
Fifty-second streets. Consideration, $700.
Redlck estate to Eva GIveen, lot In Oak
Chatham addition, between Sprugue and
Sahler streets. Consideration, $700.
Harriet Wilcox to Mr. K. IS. Weller.
house and lot on Blnney street In Kountze
place, between Nineteenth and Twentieth
streets. Bought by Mr. Weller for a home.
Robert H. Lsnderyou to Charles A.
Blomberg, six-room modern house and lot
r.t 3O09 Dewey avenue. Consideration, $3,200.
Wtllard Chambers to Emma Meyer, new
two-story, seven-room, modern house at
Twenty-fifth and Maple. Consideration,
The Coad Real Estate company to Patrick
3. Murphy, lot on California street, be
tween Twenty-eighth and Thirtieth street..
Consideration, about $2,250.
South front lot on Evans street, In Clark
IRedlek's addition, to J. B. Good. Consid
North front lot' on Evans street, in Clark
Redlck's addition, between Twenty-f lftli
and Twenty-seventh streets, to party whom
name la withheld for the present. Con
North front lot on Evans street, between
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seventh streets,
to a Mr. Trlxel. Consideration, $650.
Plenty of Time.
A Norfolk farmer, riding through the
Welsh mountains, came up with a moun
taineer leisurely driving a herd of pigs.
"Where are you driving the pigs to?"
asked the Inquiring farmer.
"Out to pasture 'em a bit."
"To fatten m."
"Isn't It pretty slow work to fatten 'em
on grass?" t'p where I come from we pen
them up and fatten them on corn. It aaves
a lot of time."
"Ya-as. I s'pose so," drawled the moun
taineer, "but. liless your heart, what'a time
to a hawg?" Norfolk Advertiser.
B Expressmen's Delivery Company
B as a a
how Locatea in new yuarters
303 North 16th Street
only one-half block north of where we started business twenty-two
years ago. Our new location ta ao provided that better attention can
be ahown customers who In person call for Information.
Storage and Moving Furniture Packing
Cheap Freight Rates on Household Goods to Pacific
Coast Points, Etc.
Merchants' Freighting Baggage Delivery
THOXES Bell: Douglas, 894. Ind.: H1341
MEWS OF THE BUSY SS01E BUILDERS
REMEMIIKR OIR NKW LOCATION
16th and Davenport Streets
One niok North of I'ost Office.
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Building Special Homes on Special Sites
Arthur O. Olaassa, ArcMtaot.
When designing; a home It has become
customary through habit to consider It as
being for a level city lot. The grad
of the lot Is seldom considered ar
havlnB anything ' to do with the
style or designs of the house, much less
dictating whui. that style should be. Still.
It Is a fact that tho grade of a lot and
Its situation with reference to Its surround
ings often has considerable to do with the
planning and designing of It. Take, for a
simple example, the mere fact that a house
is on the north, south, east or west side
of tho stroet this has considerable to do
with the arrangement of the floor plar.s.
Tho living room should, of course. In each
case- face either east or south, and 'both
ways If possible. This is why a houue fac
ing tho north Is the hardest to plan. A
house on a corner lot would, of course, be
planned somewhat different than one on
an Innlile lot, since It has an open view on
two streets. A northwest corner lot, giv
ing a south and east exposure to the
house. Is, therefore, the most desirable
for a city home. The size of the lot, more
especially Its width, has considerable to
do with the arrangement of the plan, and
right here the ever-good advice might be
repented, "Never place a good house on a
cheap lot." Pay a little more for your
lot and then wait a year longer If neces
sary before building. No matter how com
plete and comfortable you build your home,
you w(l In time become dissatisfied with
It tf tho surroundings are not In keeping
with It and your neighbors uninteresting.
No lot should be loss than forty-five feet
wldo and fifty feet would be a better
minimum. Be sure the lot Is wide enough
to get the house you want on it.
Tho foregoing remarks apply only to the
level city lot. There Is another class of
h ta found In suburban or fine residence
districts, who locations have much td do
with the planning of the home. They can
be conveniently placed In four classes. The
lot which slopes forward to the street, the
lot which has a pronounced slope from one
bide to the other, the lot which slopes
downward from the street, and the com
paratively level lot at the top of a hill,
commanding a beautiful outlook over the
city or surrounding country. The hardest
lot to fit a house to of these four situa
tions Is the lot which slopes downward from
the street. Many designers often give up
In despair when trying to design a home
appropriate for their difficult location and
consider the design as being for a level
lot, merely letting tho foundations he visi
ble for a greater distance In the rear than
at the front. The problem Is not, however,
a difficult one If the ownrr does not ex
press a decided pi eference aa to what the
style of the house should be, for a colonial
or gambrel ronf. d house would never fit a
location of this kind In a becoming mnn
rer. The style most appropriate is the
English domestic style, tor this style ran
be more easily varied and manipulated by
a ootnpeter.t designer than any other. Th
English have reduced the appropriateness
of a home to Its location to a fine art, and
from them we. can often obtain valuable
suggestions on the proper locations of
homs. An Englishman's home is not alone
the house It Is the house and gardens
he needs no porch, for he lives In his gar
den when out of doors, and both are de
signed togethrr, each supplementing the
other. For these reasons, an Bngllkh home
becomes the other two hillsides locations
mentioned, mors appropriately than any
othvr style. When the lot slopes up from
front to rear and the incline is not ex
treme, a colonial home can be placed upon
It if carefully designed. Of course In rarh
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By this simple and inexpensive
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It will be more comfortable in
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of these Instances, a colossal home can b
placed upon the lot by artificially terracing
it to make a level lot of at least a portion
of It, hut this method should never be
adopted except where the owner's desires
are Imperative or the slope la too steep to
consider any other expedient.
Tha finest location for a house is a com
paratively level lot at the crest of a hill.
There ore two things toward which the
American seems to aspire more than any
thing else one Is to get as high In tha air
aa possible and the other to cover the
ground when traveling as fast as possible.
At present these tendencies cannot be con
sistently related since one cannot go up
the hill aa fast as on the level, but the
airship may overcome this obstacle. A
high hill or bluff with a level plateau at
the top and some easy means of ascending
la Ideal In every respect. Besides the
pleasure to the eye of distant views, and
the sir Is always fresh and cool. A promi
nence of this description- gives one a feel
ing of Independence. Surely one Is like the
English lord, "master of all I survey," so
far as the pleasures of sight are concerned.
Without n doubt the most appropriate and
beautiful home for a location of this kind
is a colonial house with a two-story portico
faced In the direction having the most com
manding view. There is something about
a two-story portico that makes it a natural
rart of a home In a prominent position.
When one comes In contact with a portico
of tall columns, he Instinctively turns to
see "what the house Is looking at." This
Is quite natural for were not the columned
temples of ancient Cireece and Rome all
built upon hills?
The house Illustrated at the head of this
article is designed to meet the require
ments of s hill-top home, having consider
able grounds about It. It can. of course,
be placed upon a level lot In any location,
but will look the best If placed In a high
commanding location. It is planned for a
family who will go In and out by the drive
way more than by the front entrance.
As planned, it should face east with the
driveway room on the south. This places
the kitchen and family porch on the shady
side of the house. By reversing the plan.
It could, of course, be made to suit a west
front location. The construction of the
home la very simple, which means a saving
In cost. It Is of pure colonial detail and
while the motif of the design Is not new
it is so proportioned and detailed that it
bears little resemblance to many homes of
similar design that erroneously pass (?) for
colonial homes. It takes something more
to make a colonial home beeidoa white
paint and columns..
COLORING CONCRETE BLOCKS
Dark Gray Appearance May
Changed bjr trains; Itlnht
One of the serious objections to concrete
blocks In the past has been their dark gray
appearance. This can bo overcome by
using light colored sand, or crushed stone
and a white Portland cement, which will
give a light gray effect. If a pure white
effect is desired then white cement should
be used, with white sand or crushed stone
mixed with a little marble dust. It is very
difficult to obtain a coarse white sand, al
though there are kinds which are quite
coarse. A fine white sand used alone with
cement will not make a thoroughly
waterproof facing. In order to make such
u facing waterproof It is necessary to use
a proportion of marble dust or crushed
stone with sand. Care must be taken not
to use too much marble dust, for if too
much of this Is used, the facing will check
and show unsightly cracks. For this
reason marble dust should never be used
alone with cement. Usually tha checks
and hair cracks referred to will not show
until the blocks have aged several weeks
and even months, but eventually they are
bound to come.
The amount of marble dust to be used
should not be more than 1V4 parts of mar
ble dust to four parts of white sand. If
the facing is too rich In cement, checks and
hair cracks are as apt to appear as when
marble dust alone is used with cement.
Very good results can be obtained by using
limestone screenings, from coarse to fine,
which will pass a quarter-inch screen, but
usually it is advantageous to use a little
white sand with this as well. In order to
produce a smooth, dense surface. Cement
You iseldom find a savins family paying rent.
A family paying rent has no special inccntivo to save,
but the family that buys a home lias a special object to save
They at once realize that it is much more important to
save their money and pay for their home than to waste it
foolishly, and if they have borrowed money from this Asso
ciation they can pay it back in easy monthly payments.
It is all in the plan.
Call on our Secretary.
Omaha Loan & Building Assn.
S. . Cor. 16th and Dodge Streets.
Geo. W. Loomis, Pres. O. M. Nattinger, Secj. and Tread.
W. R. Adair, Ass't. Scc'y.
Assets, $2,500,000.00. Reserve, $00,000.00.
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No Opinions on the Hide.
Having decreed that a woman must be
polite to her husbiuid, a learned Judge Im
mediately was accosted by one of the'sex.
"Your decision might fit some cases,"
she admitted, "but when the husband has
forgotten to mall her letters, speaks un
seemly of her mother and without warning
brings a friend home to dinner?"
The Judge, being a learned judtte indeed,
had had the presence of mind to adjourn
court while the questions were being for
mulated. "Madam." he rejoined meekly; "I am
now but a humbl citizen and not entitled
to an opinion." Philadelphia Ledger.
Two boys. John and James, were equally
taught that It is more blessed to give
than to receive. But John didn't believe
It. Years passed, however, the boys grew
up. and John fell into evil was, being.
In fait, elected alderman from his ward.
As such he received s bribe.
And curiously enough, it was by nona
other than James that the bribe was
Hut while John went to prison for u
long term of years. James remained super
intendent of his Bnbtiath school, and was
looked Lpon as a Godly man.
"It is 1 ml ted more blessed to give than
to receive." exclaimed John, convinced.
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Made to the ComptroIUT of tlio Currency, April 28th. 1000.
Ixana and Discounts $ 7,563.044.77
U. S. Bonds, for Circulation C26.250.OO
Stocks and Bonds 519,999.73
"anking House and Safety Deposit Vaults 176,000.00
U. S. Bonds for Deposits $ 578,925.00
Due from Approved KeBcrve Agents.... 1,469,717.79
Due from Other Banks " 1,984. 724. 5
Cash on Hand 1.645,802.04
Due from U. S. Treasurer 30,000.00 C. 609, 169. 41
114,486, 291. 24
Capital $ 1,000.000.00
Surplus Fund 200,000.00
I'ndivided Profits 251,203. 69
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