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TIIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: OCTOBER 3, 1909.
13IEWS OF THE BUSY HOME BUILDERS
TIMELY REAL ESTATE COSSIP
Sapid ProgTfii Being Made on Three
Big New Building!.
FIGURES ON OMAHA BEALTY
Tataes tr Brrt Retail C-eMere,
Froataae Beet Streets an 4 8o
Forth, aa Karlmatea by
Tha three new bin buildings under actual
construction in Omaha ara progressing
rapidly. In particular work is being
speeded on the Brandels theater, tba main
walls of which ara within nineteen feet
of the lop, which la ninety-two feet above
the basement floor. The (tana walla will
go up ten feet more. Work of putting in
steel for the annex la also going on
The Brandels theater Is a larger affair
than the casual observer believes. For
one thing an unfinished building always
looks smaller than a complete one, and
for another, tha building as now seen In
cludes the adltorlum only. The lobby will
be within tha annex walls. Tha seating
capacity of tha new house Is to be 1,660150
less than at Boyd's. The dlfferenca comes
bocause the gallery and balcony will not
run so far back, spaoe being utilised for
a lobby for each.
Architect and contractors alike believe
that tha theater will be finished on time.
The III footings of reinforced concrete,
which will support as many columns of the
new Douglas county court house are In
place. The steel for columns and girders
is being loaded at Columbus, Ind.,- and
will be here shortly. The tedious part of
early construction for this building Is done
and the steel can be installed with amaa
Footings are to be laid at once for the
columns, which will support the sixteen
stories of tha City National bank building.
Those footings number forty and forty
nine columns will rise from them. The
work on this new building Is also being
speeded up and rapid progress may con
fidently be looked for.
The real estate exchange heard an In
teresting exposition last week of the plans,
purposes and achievements of Ihe park
board, but unfortunately the debate on
the strike which came later drove most of
the facts out of the hearers' minds. Inas
much as contrary statements have been
made as to what the exchange did on tha
matter, the facts may be explicitly stated.
The vote on the particular arbitration
proposition of the committee was 13 to
8 against it. What happened before was as
this: E. A. Benson had offered a motion
that It is the sense of the exchange that
arbitration is desirable and that we now
proceed to act on the report of the com
mittee." Following much hectic debate
President Robblns put the motion that is
to say, the second half of it. Some
members thought they were voting on the
whole and some on the second half. As
put the motion carried. So there you are.
An unkind scoffer baa lately risen to
Inquire when the exchange will Bettle the
The bureau of publicity of the Com
mercial club has published the following
estimate of values of real estate, the fig
ures being given after careful inquiry:
Best retail corners, per front foot $3,500
Best retail Inside, per front foot 2,500
6eccnd best retail oorrers, per front
Second best retail Inside, per front
Frontage on best streets, five blocks
from center, per front foot 250
Best resldnnoes, per foot front 100
Good residence, per foot 30
Fifty-foot lots, on grade, near motor,
two to three miles from center of
city 1150 to 500
Brick resldenoe rental property offered on
10 per cent to 12 per cent basis.
J. W. Hayward haa sold to Rosle M.
Beard fifty feet at Twenty-eighth and
Jackson streets for $9,500. lot near Sev
enteenth and Charles haa been sold to R.
B. Porter by John Swanson for $5,000. S.
P. Bostwlck haa bought of A. O. Pinker
ton a lot in KIlby Place for 14,500, and A.
L. Reed has sold to Ignats MuskoviU the
northwest corner of Twenty-fifth, and Chi
cago streets for 13,000.
Allen Kooh haa sold to Jennie Byer a
double brick house at Twenty-seventh and
Xewey avenue for 111,600. Rosa L. Abra
ham haa disposed of the corner at Twenty
thlr and Callfemla to O. U. Duse for
Pull Boland Off
Afraid to Bun Man for Sheriff Who
Took Oat First Car of
There Is no row on in tha democratic
camp. Some of the "boys" are after Pete
Boland's scalp and want him to get off tha
ticket and let some one run for sheriff
who Is not tied up with the street railway
Just at present when the company Is
engaged In an effort to put down the car
men's union Is not a good time for a can
didate for sheriff to be on the company's
pay roll, they opine.
The popularity of the democratic nomi
nee Is not Increased by the report that he
helped run the first car of strike breakers
in to tha company's barn.
"If only someone else was on the ticket
for sheriff," sighed the faithful anB then
they got busy.
"Yea there has bean some talk of
Boland's getting off the ticket," admitted
John A. Reagan, chairman of the county
committee, "but I don't know whether be
will or not. Tou see, Pete didn't want to
run In the first place, but he was asked
to go Into the primaries, aa it wouldn't
cost hlra anything. Wa told him he could
get off after the primaries if be wanted to,
and the committee would fill the place. I
don't know what will be done about it."
The executive committee of the county
committee will meet this aitsrnoon to sit
on the case.
Four or five of the faithful have their
eyes on the Job In case the candidate de
cides to withdraw. Among them are Tom
Flynn, now street commissioner; Charles
Withnell, Councilman Lee Bridges and
John Ryan of South Omaha.
Wealth Buried by
Light of Moon?
Ah, No; llerely a Faithful Dog it
Laid at Best in the Quiet
Harry Appleton, of Sixteenth and Vinton
streets, hud visions of great wealth Fri
day, but they faded rapidly about 10
o'clock Friday night, according to the
story he is telling on himself.
Friday forenoon Mrs. Appleton saw a
mysterious individual with a pine box and
a spade slinking around the outskirts of
the Appleton grounds, iaier she noticed
the stranger digging In the ground and
making motions as if he were burying a
pirate's treasure. She watched the place
closely all day and told her husband about
it that night. x
The moon was bright, and about 10
o'clock, after the traffic on the street had
stopped and all was quiet in the neighbor
hood, Mr. Appleton crept out to the newly
covered hole In the ground, and after some
labor dug up the box.
Instead of Spanish coins of ancient mint
age, he discovered the body of a dog, which
had been killed that day near the house
by a street car. The mysterious stranger
had merely been trying to avoid the city
MEXICAN BAND COMES SURE
Will Be Seat for Time Desire,
"Wires D, E. ThamsiM to
President Wattles of the National Corn
exposition has received a telegram from
X. D. Thompson, American ambassador at
Mexico City, saying:
"Mexican National band will be sent for
The communication assures the corn ex
position of tha band's preeenae throughout
the whole show.
FLOAT BESIDE AN AK-SAR-BEN
Nothing;, Saya A. D. Brandels, "Who
Haa Sees Bis; Eastern Display
and All of Samson's.
Great Is Ak-Sar-Ben, and unequalled!
The floats In the Fulton-Hudson parade
were pimply not to be compared with
those which are shown every year here in
the electrical parade In honor of the
king. Arthur D. Brandels, who saw the
New York, parade, has written here that
"the poorest float Ak-Sar-Ben ever
showed Is Immeasurably superior to the
best they had to display. To Omahans
this feature of the New Yonk procession
was a distinct disappointment, though
it may be all right for these New York
yokels who never see anything better."
It Is a certainty that neither at the
Veiled Prophet In -St. Louis nor Priest of
Pallas at Kansas City la anything done
approaching the beauties of the Ak-Sar-Ben
pageant For one thing, none of
these cities spends anything like the time
and money devoted here, nor have they
any artificer like Qua Rense.
POLE DWELLINGS FOUND
FOUR THOUSAND YEARS OLD
Petrified Ornaments Discovered In
Mod, Alt In Good, State of
STOCKHOLM, Oct 1 Pole dwellings 4,00)
years old, similar to those discovered In
the north of Switzerland have been un
earthed In a swamp on the plateau east of
Lake Vetter, 130 miles northwest of Stock
holm. The excavations discovered petrified ap
ples, wheat nuts, peat, flint and corn
Implements, amber ornaments, wild boar
teeth, all In good state of preservation in
the clacareoua mud.
Expanded Llotal Go.
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Tl OAT PUOOK
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Arthur O. Clausen, Architeot.
HROTJGH habit it has become
customary to a large extent to
start building operations of
every description in the spring,
with the result that prices In
variably go up on everything
to building material and
at that time. The reason
for considerable activity In building opera
tions during the spring and early summer
Is easily apparent to one who will stop to
consider the fact that our dally Ufa Is con
trolled to a large extent by the seasons.
During the winter there are few pastimes
to engage the attention of the family and
It Is quite natural that a subject, such as
the prospect of building a home the com
ing year, should be gone over In detail at
As the season advances and the several
members of the family have planned and
replanned according to their ideas of what
a modern house should be, enthusiasm In
creases, uptil all are anxious to start the
construction of the home as soon as the
frost leaves the ground and makes the ex
cavation for the basement possible The
result Is that the contractors become
orowded to the extreme with orders. All
good contractors usually take in more or
ders during March, April and May than
they can possibly fill In a prompt and
workmanlike manner. This condition re
sults In their becoming independent and
not anxious for more orders except those
on which they can realise a large profit,
for several months at least. Nor are they
entirely responsible for the high prices
they charge during the rush of the building
season. The tax on the accumulated sup
plies of materials la such during that time
of the year that' few material men will
guarantee to deliver the goods at a certain
time and the prices therefore go up. Con
tractors sometimes offer large sums for
prompt delivery on an early delivery of
the goods ordered.
This and many other reasons account for
the fact that the fall Is the cheaper and
better time In which to build. The first
cold snap every fall Is always the cause
of a sudden falling off of business In the
building line, and since the cost of a home
Is Invariably governed by the ever chang
ing law of supply and demand, this sudden
cease of activity in the building line In
variably causes a slump in prices and cre
ates an anxiety on the part of contractors
and material agents which makes an ex
ceptional opportunity for the prospective
home builder to let the contract for his
home at prices considerably lower than It
would be possible during the spring and
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There still la time for the homebullder
to have his plans made and start the build
ing, if he la active, and there are many
good reasons why he should, besides the
important Item of cost. In the first place,
it has been proven many times that a so
called "winter job" produces a better house
than If built at any other time of the year.
Workmen will work faster and better dur
ing the chilly weather than during hot
weather. The mlllmen are not crowded
with work and a more prompt delivery
of mill work can be assured. The 'mlllmen,
the contractors and all their assistants
have more time to devote to your work;
the employes are anxious to keep their
Jobs and therefore do better work In less
time. A1bow contractors like to have one
or two good Jobs to carry them through
the winter in order to keep their best
skilled labor employed so they will have
them on hand for spring business, this be
ing one of the reasons why they will bid
close In order to obtain several orders dur
ing the fall. This means that a house
built during the fall and winter is usually
handled by a skilled crew of men, they be
ing "the survival of tha fittest" from the
previous summer's building operations. The
reauii in u. ueuer noine in less lime
and at a lower cost than Is possible during
the spring or summer.
Experienoe has proven that there Is no
weather during the month of October, No
vember and December when It is too colj
to build in Minnesota. Last year the writer
prepared plans for a large sanitarium ex
cavation for which started on November 3.
A large residence, costing complete about
$16,000, was started on November 4 and wai
completed in. June. Another residence.
costing $7,000, was started on November 15
and was completed early in the spring.
Certain precautions, of course, had to be
observed and In each building it was found
advisable to discontinue Its construction
for a short period In January, but In each
instance a considerable gain was made In
point of time, to say nothing of a great
deal saved In the cost of these three build
ings. The writer designed a building upon
which bids were taken during the Bpring,
of the same size and also Identical in many
respects to the home which was started
In November and which cost complete
about $15,000. The home last mentioned is
not yet complete, but It Is estimated that
It will cost between $17,000 and $18,000. This
shows a difference between the cost of
these two homes of over $2,000, the con
tracts for one being let In the fall and
the other in the spring. Even if a pros
pective home builder does not desire to
proceed with the construction of his home
during the winter there is much to be
gained through putting In the foundation
during the fall of the year, thereby being
ready to let the contract for the balance
of the work during January and February,
when the builders are mill anxious to re
ceive orders prior to the usual rush that
invariably starts during the month of
One of the advantages of building at this
time of the year Is Quicker service. Builders
are not rushed with orders or pushed for
time, consequently, even small orders are
given prompt attention and the home
maker saves his nervous energy through
not having to be aggravated by the many
delays that are often caused by the non
delivery of 'materials at the proper time,
when the building Is being constructed dur
the late spring and summer. The fall Is
therefore the logical time to build, because
In the absence of big orders from heavy
consumer the little buyer gets prompt at
tention, quick service and the best ma
terials, which, combined with high-class
labor at a moderate wage, ought to be
highly satisfactory to the man who has
been planning a home nest of his own.
MUCn DIPHTHERIA AT RELLOM
Twenty-Three Caiei Are Found in
One Public School.
CORNELL WILL INSPECT 0THEES
Advisee Pareats to Co-Operate with
Health Officers mm Have Their
Chlldrea Kxamtaed by Their
Twenty-three eases of diphtheria ware
found among pupils of the Kellom school
as the result of the examination of the $00
pupils made by Health Commissioner Con
nell and Dr. Langfald. The disease was
found in various stages of advancement
and both throat and nasal in kind, though
the nasal variety greatly predominated.
Dr. Connall has decided that It will not be
necessary to close the school, as he be
lieves be can watch the progress of the
disease better by keeping the children to
gether. He will make dally examinations
of the pupils and will quarantine all cases,
no matter how slight. The school building
was thoroughly fumigated.
Parents of pupils In two of the rooms
In which tha disease seemed to be ths
worst will be advised to go to their family
physicians and have 1.000 units of anti
toxin administered at once.
During the examination of the MM chil
dren forty-one cases were found which
looked suaioleus and cultures were taken
of these. Twenty-three of these showed
diphtheria conditions. Orders were at once
made for a strict quarantine of all these
"Of the twenty-three cases," said Dr.
Connell," only two were of the throat
variety. The rest had nasal diphtheria,
some of them In an advanced stage. While
the child may not appear sick, dangerous
symptoms are liable to develop suddenly,
and they should be attended to at once.
They are Just as dangerous to the com
munity as though they had the more ma
lignant form. I would advise all parents
of children with sore noses, bleeding from
the nose or with 'white patches on the
membrane of the nose or throat, to have
them examined by a physician at once.
A culture should be taken and sent to the
"In at least ten of the cases we found
we could make the diagnosis without tak
ing cultures, the disease was so pro
nounced. The conditions in the school
merely goes to substantiate my stand that
we ought to have medical Inspection In the
schools. Two deaths from diphtheria have
occurred In the Kellem school. They might
have been saved if we had had medical
Dr. Connell will begin an Inspection of
other schools at once.
khortaae of Teachers.
HURON, 8. D.. Oct. 2. (Special.)
County Superintendent of Schools Smith re
ports a shortage of twenty teachers for
county schools In this county. Good wages
are offered, but the demand for teachers
far exceeds the supply.
Bee Want Ada are Uualne Boosters.
RETAILERS' TRADE PICKS UP
Women Unable to Resist Attractive
Styles and Bargain Prices,
STRIKE HURT TRADE FOR TIME
Oat-of-Tovrn Visitors Bearla Coralns;
la and Proprietors of Shops
Chance from Glum to
Mighty Is the power of a bargain and
the pulling strength ot a sale Is unbeat
able. The women who have been hanging off
since the strike began, who have not ven
tured downtown, or have been unable,
they thought, to get to the big shops, have
now succumbed. They Just could not
stand It any longer and Saturday to shop
they went In numbers.
The big retail stores were as full as
ordinarily, bargain counters were beet
with bargain hunters, shop girls ceased
reading paper novels, the cry of "ca-ah"
again smote the ear, bundle wrapper
began to hurry, dudlsh floor walkers
straightened up and proprietors did a
change from glum to gladsome expres
sion. The shops have of eourse been far from
empty the last two weeks, but sales and
cash receipts were not what they would
have been otherwise by a good deal. Mer
chants who bad stocked up bsavlly for
fiA Tons of Iron a Day
W W Melted to Make "GARLANDS'
"The World's Best." "
For ST years the moat extenatvety sold.
May as weU have the " QARLAN D."
You par Just as much for Inferior mskee.
AO Ranges are supplied with "OAKLAND" Oven Hest Indicator.
Bald bj the Hat Dmlrfs KrtTjmhtn.
WrtH for tUuttraUd JYv ato.
Tha Michigan Stova Company
Lrvt Ualfra nj StmHM amd Mane tn th WoHA
Detratt, Mich. Ckleaso, III.
Carey Flexible Cement Roofing
FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS the STANDARD ROOFING
Will Positively Resist the Elements
On Flat or Steep Roofs
WE ARE REMOVING ROOFS and APPLYING CAREY'S
ALLOW US TO ANSWER
Sunderland Roofing and Supply Co.
1201 SOUTH ISis ST.
"HOME OF THE LONG TON
The following is a list of the prize winners in the want
ad story contest for the week ending October 2, 1909.
First prize, Grace Slabaugh, 104 North 40th St.,
Second prize, Letha Larkin, Norfolk, Neb.
Third prize, Grace E. Darrow, Peru, Neb.
Fourth prize, Helen Johnson, 334 So. 17th St.,
Fifth prize, Alice Weed, Bailey, Neb.
Sixth prize, Juel Jackson, 5202 Poppleton Ave.,
Seventh prize, Pearl Burres, Glenwood, la.
Iona Mae Davis. Harvard, Neb.
Ruth Hostetter, Atlantic, la. '
Jennie Beachler, Scrlbner, Neb.
Pauline Parks, 827 Iowa Ave, York, Neb.
Tena Dorranoe, Omaha, Neb.
Helen Heuck, 162 5 Lothrop St, Omaha, Neb.
Ottilie Luebke, 2609 North 18th St., Omaha, Neb.
C. M. Simmons
Rooms 5 and 6 Krug Theater Ftldg,
FOR ALL THE NEWS
YOUR MONEY'S WORTH
fall trade and this means all of them
began to be alarmed and justifiably so. A
large percentage of sales delayed never
are made and the outlook was bad, bad,
Stories that no one was coming from
the outside for Ak-Sar-Ben were as
numerous as shoppers were not, and while
city trade might wait a little While, with
the assurance of getting must of It In
time, yet out-of-town purchasers were like
to go somewhere else.
This was the most distressing feature of
it all. But now they are beginning to
coma, and by Monday and Tuesday the
usual hordes of country shoppers will be
As for Omaha women, the necessity of
getting some of ths new creations and
symphonies, coupled with the allure of ad
vertisements, has been too much for them.
They are now at It.
CHARLES ROLLINS AND JOHN
BARLEYCORN ARE IN COURT
These Two Grntlrmea Appear Arm
la Arm Ilefure the I'eo
Charles Rollins Is a rancher of most any
where and, according to his own statement.
Is a man of business and perception as a
rule, but every time he eomes to Omaha he
grows extremely absent-minded.
Charles ilollius has heen here this time,
a lUUe less lima a week and la that time
has appeared twice In police court. In com
pany with his friend, John Barleycorn. His
second appearance was in total disregard
of Judge Crawford's warning that If he got
in trouble again, he would have to take
medicine. As he came up to the dexk,
there were tears in his eyes and even while
the Judge's mouth was open to say "thirty
days," he began to explain plteously, that
it was not his fault, he was only absent
minded. He could not een remember that
he had been drunk, nor that he had been
disturbing roomers In a City Mission lodg
ing house fur si.-veral days.
He could not remtmber that he had
worked three days during his sojurn there
and he could not even remember he had
been In Jail before. He could remember
that when he first came to town, his
pockets had been picked "of every cent
I had in the world, judge," but he could
not remember how many cents he ha. I,
nor where this happened
The Judge heard his story with a credu
lous ear and decided that Charlen wan a
child of misfortune, but he permitted him
to remain in Jail over Sunday Just the
same to give John Barleycorn time to
Meade Coanty Gctllog Good.
BTL'iiOlS, B. D., Oct. .-(8peclal Tel-
gram.) All bouses of Ill-repute In Mead
county were ordered closed today by State's
Attorney Mliek. The notices were ssrved
by the sheriff.
Bee Warn Ada aie Uuluea fiuoaleta.
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