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TIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 18, 1909.
TIMELY REAL ESTATE C0SS1P
hlthy development In prsetlcst1y every
dlrfctlon. Lots In "Funsjslow city" snd
CrHghton's addition In particular, er
numerously sold during the week, the r.
V. flhnlet company' dlsposln of J90.000
worth of suburban property In email sales.
RIOTS OF ME BUSY -HOME BUILDERS
Kountte Eitate Patting Up Many Flat
and Apartment Buildings.
WILL CUT THROUGH NEW STREETS
Dlatrlrt Aroonil Nineteenth and M.
Marr's (ireatly Improred by
Activity I. arse Nnmher of
Home Balldera Baying.
Building flat or apartment houses ths
name, varies with the rental prices con
tinue to be a noticeable form of activity.
and will undoubtedly lncreaae In volume
as the city (rrow a. The Kountte estate Is
proceeding; along this line to a consider
able extent. It Is Just finishing five build
Ina-s containing ten flata apartments, an
nounces the Immediate erection of a build
ing containing fifteen more, and contem
plates besides these, remodeling Into com
pletely modern flata another building.
Of the ten apartments being finished,
eight are on Nineteenth street between
Howard and St. Mary'a avenue. The other
two are on Twentieth between the same
streets. The new flat building which Payne
& Bostwlck announce for the Kountze
estate Is to go up at the northwest corner
of St. Mary's avenue and Nineteenth street.
This will contain fifteen steam heated and
electric lighted apartments. It Is planned to
remodel the big brick building on the
northeast corner, and to Install modern
flats here also. All told the Kountte estate
will have Invested considerably over $100,
000 tn buildings of the sort In the neigh
borhood. This besides much street Im
provement. Howard street la to be cut
tiom Seventeenth to Twentieth, and Nine
teenth avenue opened up from St. Mary's
to Howard.' Hoth will be paved with Pur
With the existing demand for flata and
apartments, and the high rents obtainable
for the best class. It Is atrange that no
Omaha investor puts up a real apartment
hotel. Until recent years these existed only
In the largest centers, but lately they have
been put up In as small cities as Columbus,
S. C, and White Plains, N. Y and found
highly profitable Investments. Elevator ser
vice and a cufe are features of thebe apart
ment hotels, and while the elevator costs
something to operate it adds Inestimably
to the value because the rents then In-
crease4 the higher the renter goes, whereas
In the three or fohr story flat buildings
that" now obtain exclusively here, the upper
apartments where . stairs must be climbed
command a lower rental. On. the other
hand, tha cost of adding more stories de
creases In proportion. A tall apartment
hotel can therefor be built on a compara
tively small piece of ground.
Inquiries are numerous about tha use H,
A. Cudahy Intends to make of the Gross
man, corner at Seventeenth and Douglas,
A ten story office and store building has
been announced, but doubt as to building
Intention has arisen because of the known
fact that the lot Is under offer to the
Woodmen of the World. Should the latter
not agree on terms or take another site,
then Mr. Cudahy, It Is declared, will ad'
here to his original Intention.
Real estate men while never greatly ap
prehenslve of grave trouble were glad to
hear that the small strife existing at the
Elks building had been settled and work
resumed. They felt no very keen Interest
in the outcome either way, but realised
that only differences between contractors
and their employes can hinder the giant
strides Omaha Is about to make In a build
J. B. Stephenson began roofing the Loose-
Xviles fsetory at Twelfth and Davenport
streets last week.
J. It Ptevenson Is putting a roof on the
Haarmann Bros, warehouse at Twentieth
and Fierce streets.
For a truly sanitary kitchen four things
are necessary; light, ventilation, open
plumbing, and last, but most Important,
because most frequently lacking, non
absorbent washable floors and walls.
Many houses In which anything but a tiled
bath room would be regarded as quite out
Of place, still retains kitchens with wooden
floors and walls which are thoroughly
permeated with decaying vegetable and
animal matter; yet as a matter of sanita
tion. It Is far more essential to tile the
floors and walla of the kitchen than those
of the bath room. Of course, many people
fail to realize this, because without giving
the matter serious attention; they imagine
that tiles are used on the floor and walls
of the bath room chiefly because they are
The endeavor to maintain a clean tile
floor is a useless waste of time and energy
If it is presumed that such a floor can
be kept clean by an indifferent application
of cold water used frequently from a
single bucketful In which the mop is
repeatedly dipped and wrung out.
A good stiff scouring brush, plenty of
hot water, and a liberal supply of scour
ing soap constitute the essential materials,
and when applied energetically will re
move the accumulated dirt from the sur
face of the tiles.
The scouring soap (In our experience
Sapollo has been found to be highly sat
lsfactory) must be broken up into a pow
der and scattered liberally over a section
of the floor to be cleaned. Do not take too
large a space at one time. Then with the
brush and clean, boiling hot water, vig
orously scour the tiles until the results
are apparent. Remove the accumulated dirt
and soapy water and rinse the cleaned
surface with clean, hot water. Never allow
the dirty accumulation to be used over
and over again in applying it to other
portions of the floor.
Each time the floor is washed it is not
necessary to resort to the thorough scour
ing outlined above, but it Is absolutely
essential to displace the dally mopping at
frequent intervals with these thorough
scourlngs If you wish to enjoy the bright
and cleanly qualifications embodied in
sanitary tile floor.
Work was begun on the Christian Science
church at Twenty-fourth street and St.
Mary's avenue last week, and will be
pushed so as to be turned over to the
congregation within eight months. The
church will be one of the largest in Omaha.
It will be constructed of light gray pressed
brick, manufactured by the Hydraulic
Press Brick company.
Mr. 1 K. Reynolds of Hayward Bros.'
Shoe company has disposed of his fine
house at Thirty-third and Harney to Mr.
Thomas Lynch of the law firm of Fitz
gerald tt Lynch. The consideration was
16,000, and the sale was made through the
Payne Investment company.
All Omaha Is not going to dwell in apart
ments, as sales tn suburban districts prove.
The week's deals showed once more a
WEST FARNAM STREET REAL
ESTATE BRINGS HIGH PRICE
Leonard Everett of Council Blnffa
Para $aa Front Foot for Prop
erty West of Twentieth.
Leonard Everett of Council Bluffs has
bought, through the X. V. Sholej com
pany, 100 feet on the south side of Far-
nam street west of Twentieth. John D,
Howe is the vendor of the property and
receives 122,500 in cash. Mr. Everett is
buying the property, which Is 132 feet deep,
for an Investment and does not intend to
build at present. He was represented by
F. D. Wead,
Bigger, Better, Busier That's what ad
vertlslng in The Bee does for your bust
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ATiTHUR' C C LAUJEM ARCHITECT1
A Few Don'ts for the Home Builder
Arthur 0. CUqiwb, ArohlUot.
Probably the one word used more than
any other by the average architect Is
plain "don't. The following "don'ts" are
tn answer to a few of the numerous ques
tions asked ma since this series of articles
began In The Bee and may be of help
to the reader. Don't build a good house
on a cheap lot. Cheap lots Invite "shacks,"
livery stables and the like. These never
make good neighbors. Remember your
children become to a large extent what
envlrpnment makes them. A cheap lot In
a neighborhood of cheap lots Is apt to
mean an inferior class of neighbors who
will depreciate the value of your house
because of this proximity to It and will
add nothing to the Joy of living through
their social intercourse. Buy a good lot
In a promising neighborhood and then
wait a year if necessary before yeu build
Don't buy a lot of lesj than fifty-foot
frontage. Always purchase a lot that will
permit you have the house you want on
It A narrow lot rieans an absence of bay
windows on the sides and other features
which may be desired, to say nothing of
narrow rooms. It also means a too close
proximity to your neighbors, which cuts
off the summer breeses, outlooks, makes
your family affairs public property and
Increases the fire risk.
Don't build a tower on anything but a
house in the English style. Towers and
colonial architecture do not mix well. The
tower Is a practical thing of the past. The
object of the tower Is to obtain an out
look from tha top of It, but when your
neighbor's t'.ea cut off all the outlook. It
becomes an anomaly. Towers are expen
sive to build, hard to heat and never look
well except In the tudor gothlc style. This
does not exclude the use of angle or com
Don't build too much porch around a
house. In giving this advice the writer has
a mental conflict between experience and
personal desire. For four months of the
year there is nothlag which adds to one's
pleasure like a cargo porch (screened in
where locality requires) comfortably fur
nished as an outdoor living room, but
porches of this slse darken the rooms
within which we must provide for our
comfort for the other eight months. There
fore it Is not advisable to build a wide
porch (never build them narrow) around
both exposed sides of a living room. Al
ways leave one side open to the sun. for
a summer cottage, the more porch the
better. Build it all around your summer
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house at the lake, buiii porches on top
of It and porches on the roof. If you still
want more porch, build a 'rustic summer
house out in the yard. There is nothing
like sleeping out In the open where the
rural location of the house affords the
privacy required, but In the building of a
house In the city for use the year round,
other things iiave to le taken into consid
eration. Don't try to build a house without a
contractor. I have not found in him the
"bone picking," scheming, dishonest, un
reasonable rascal that many people think
he is, "always chasing around a contract
like a calf In pasture trying to find a
hole in the fence when there isn't any."
Then there are dishonest contractors but
there are also dishonest architects, doctors,
lawyers, even ministers and a lot of poli
ticians. Regardless of these facts we have
to depend on these gentlemen once In a
while and if we select the bad ones It is
our fault and not the fault of the pro
fession to which they belong. Contractors
as a whole are honest and capable, in
fact I find a greater percentage of honest
men among them than among most trades
or professions. Their living depends upon
their reputation for those who seek the
better class of work; there reputation de
pends upon their standing with the archi
tect and their standing with the architect
depends on the kind of work they have
done for previous clients. , An archlteot Is
too Jealous of his reputation to recom
mend a contractor who will not correctly
Interpret his plans and specifications and
give his clients what they have a right to
expect. Workmen will never work as hard
for an inexperienced house builder as they
will for a regular crip'over or contractor.
For example: 1 noticed I- carpenter on a
day labor Job ,rur. by tha owner of the
building go nearly across the house three
times in quick succession to pick up nails
that had slipped away under his hammer.
No foreman or contractor would allow
this for the time he consumed was worth
more than tho nails. Ir. the first place,
if he was as attentive to his work as he
ought to have tc-n, this slipping away of
nails could no occur so often. A mason
on the same .'ob was carrying his own
bricks and sometimes the mortar. It
would have been far cheaper to have had
a common laborer at $1 CO a day to do this
work Instead of paying a man 15 a day to
do it. Add to this the fact that no man,
nota regular contractor, can get the low
est prices on material and you can see why
the average house built by Its owner could
have been built better, quicker and at
lower coat by a contractor.
The average house builder does not know
that there is between 100 and 200 different
kinds of materials, the qualities of which
must be figured up and ordered during the
construction of the house. Neither does
he know Just when these different mater
ials should be ordered in order to have
them delivered when they are needed at
the building. It la poor policy to have a
great quantity of material on the premises
at one time. It hinders the work and the
material suffers the exposure. If you
want to neglect your business, your family
and stay awake nights for six months,
build your pwn house, but for your own
sake, and for the sake of your architect's
reputation, knowing that you will have a
better house, I advise you to "put all your
eggs in one basket", and have a capable
contractor build your house from properly
drawn plans at an agreed contract price.
ARTICLES TO DISAPPEAR
FROM SALOON WINDOWS
Fellaaan and Stone Get Police De
partment to Oraer Obstructed
Saloon men have cleaned out their front
window spaces. This because President B.
F. Fellman and Secretary Harry A. Btone
of the Anti-Saloon league sent registered
letters about the matter to Mayor Dahl-
man. Chief of Police Donahue and the
Board of Fire and Police Commissioners.
Plants, flowers, bottles, statuary, light
ing fixtures and permanent vestjbules all
have to be removed, according to notices
given by Sergeant Cook of the police force
to the aaloon proprietors at the direction
of Chief Donahue.
"Anything that obstructs the view Into
the saloon and of the bar must be taken
out of the windows," says the chief, quot
ing the law. "There is some talk of placing
the bars In front of the saloons, on the
shlewalk," Chief Donahue aald Jokingly.
Many handsome collections of potted
palms and ferns, displays of bottled goods.
eipvnfclve lighting posts and fixtures in
the front part of aaloon rooms and costly
pieces of statuary were moved from their
positions In some of the most prominent
sample rooms of hotels and other buildings.
TWO BICYCLE RIDERS HURT
ON THEIRWAY TO WORK
On Is Knocked Off His Wheel by a
Dor, Other by Stree4
Two men on bicycles going to work Sat
urday morning met with serious accidents
within half an hour and are now under
the care of physicians at home. They are
James Muer, 4523 North Twentieth street,
a carpenter employed at the Union Pacific
shops, and Peter Jacobsen, Fifty-second
and Leavenworth streets.
A dog that ran into the street in front
of Muer's wheel and barked at him, was
hit, throwing Muer to the boulevard pave
ment In front of the house at 153) North
Nlneteenfh street. He was badly cut above
his eyes and on his mouth, and his face
and body were covered with bruises. He
was taken home in the police ambulance
and attended by a doctor. The accident
occurred at 7 24 a. tn.
As Jacobsen waa crossing the Farnam
street car tracks at Thirty-ninth street at
8:10 o'clock he ran into a street car and
waa rendered unconscious when knocked
off his bicycle. Some persons on the street
car helped to carry him to Albach'a drug
store at the corner of fortieth and Farnam
streets, where Assistant City Physician
Langdon attended him and then had him
taken home. It was found that he had
been bruised on almost every part of his
body. His left hip and left leg were cut,
and his left eye was also Injured.
Balldln Permits. -
W. W. Murphy, 1016 South Twenty-sixth
street, frame dwelling, 12.000; Charles Be
langee, Twenty-eighth and Fort streets,
frame dwelling. 2,&u0; S. P. Petersen, Six
teenth and Oak streets, frame dwelling,
I2,&00; E. C. Clay, Twenty-sixth and Evans
streets, frame dwelling, Jii.ooO; IX v.
Kholes, 4307 Decatur street, frame dwelling,
The Smart and Up-to-Datc
is a wood frame covered on the outside
with cement mortar on metal lath, or
what is commonly called a "stucco
The Old Frame louses
may, at a small expense, be made up-to-date
by attaching EXPANDED
METAL LA 77 on the weather board
ing and overcoating with cement mor
tar. This makes them warmer in winter,
with less fuel, and cooler in summer.
They do not need painting and are
Write for full particulars. '
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