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I TIE OMAHA SUNDAY BEK: AFIiTL 10. 1910.
RACING ON BIG SKYSCRAPER
Gangs of Workmen in Handicap Com
petition at City National.
6ERIAL DEVELOPMENT SHOWN
F'arh ep from omplrtrd Offlt-ra to
akrd Mfrl krlrtn lllnnlrntcd
In (ironlh of Torrlnn
The erection of a skyscraper is a merles
of laces betwetn the Mini. of men whiUi
t'jln with the steel frume after the
founoatlon has been laid In the exc'Hviition
and ending with th Interior finlslilMK. It
I a handicap race with the rarer i aced
a story ajiart on the ft ait. The lnnMin-i
b comes con.plite on the fit ft floor first
and In rapid succp.sion Hie I a t touches
ar put on each rising story.
In the erection of the t'lty National hank
t Sixteenth and llunry streets, now ap
proaching lomplellon In the course nf a
Conn uctlve ne eloptti tit of i ciimrkahk'
peed, the serial development Is being well
"Th election of tiie building with ths
iiiccesslon of the stages of development
has been ahsolutily perfect," raid II. T.
Kastman, supervising architect of the City
National, repr sentlnn the firm of Uola
blrd At Itoche, who designed the .structure.
"Kadi fcanx has followed the other with
precision. The building has been going tip
Byminetrlcally. each part In p-rfect uni
son." Kach step In the giowtrt of the building
Is bring recorded by the construction com
pany In dally record. Illustrated each ten
days by photographs. A survey of the
building on VV dne.'day illustrated the
process by which the big building is com
ing to completion from the earth upaid.
On the top floor die steel framework,
rheted and painted, the tile flooring and
the Interior column f Ire-proofing of con
crete were nil complete to the roof, six
teen storlc above the street.
Vp twelve stories and a half the lead
ers In the handicap race, the bricklayers,
who are erecting the wall supported by
the steel skeUton. were at work. Mown
about a story below the heating risers. '
the conduits through which the steam pipes
are to be t arried, . re being completed
In the eleventh story. The story below on
the tenth lap of their race were th plumb
ers. Alongside, as close as structural de
tails permitted, were the tlectrlcal work
ers installing the conduits that are t
carry the electrical wires giving light and
Fireproof Tile Arches.
Just finishing the ninth story were the
workmen laying the "floor sleepers," long
strips embedded In the concert, to which
the flooring proper will be nailed. On the
elKjith story the concrete gang was laying
In the covering wnlch goes over the fire
proof tile arches which separate the stories
the one from the other. Two-thirds of the
way up the seventh story the Installation
of the partition framing nnd "door bucks"
was in progress. Yet below on the last
half of the sixth fio.ir the Interior tile
partitions were being put in place. Tha
work of this gans was b.ing covered up
on the rourth riour by the rou,rn piaster
gang. The smooth or finished plastering
coat was following up two stories below,
spaced far enough oaek to allow the rough
foundation coat to set before 111" a coiid
At two stories a week Is the prescribed
rate at which the City National has been
travillng since the completion of the steel
frame. The last step in the serlti will be
the installation of the marble and ma
hogany and bronze fittings.
Kach of the half dozen gangs of work
men are started In th2 race Just so far
behind the leaders as Is necessary to pre
vent Interference with ach other. The
process permits a view of the Internal
economy of the building at every stage,
from the naked steel at the top to the fln
IsheU offices on the ground floor.'
TIMELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP
Recent Election in Florence Assures
That Village Greater Activity.
PAVINQ IS WELL UNDER WAY
Costly Dwellings Ncv Steel Bridge
Building in Omaha
Over the Platte
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CITY NATIONAL BANK BUILDING TODAY.
Building Record for March
Building operations were upon a pheno
menal scale In March from the standpoint
of the money Invented. Permits were ls
ued In fifty-two principal cities, accord
ing to offlcal reports to Construction News,
for the erection of 20,718 buildings. Involv
ing a total estimated coet of S7O,G90,753,
against 17,481 buildings aggregating In cost
$09,038,184 for the same month a year ago,
an Increase of 3,237 buildings and l,637,6t9 or
2 per cent. The figures are In wide con
trast with those for the preceding month.
as they Involve twloe the amount and there
were Increases In thirty-three cities as
against a falling off In nineteen cities. The
figures In detail are as follows:
Distinct Individuality it Shown I Saunders County Commissioners Offer
vvcu us ingenuivy ui
CITY AND STATR.
New York, Including Manhattan and
the Bronx 32
Chicago, 111 1,:txi
Philadelphia, Pa 2.3HI
Brooklyn, N. Y 781
Newark. N. J S2"i
Los Angeles. Cal l,0f,:i
Pan Francisco, Cal 537
Detroit, Mich 5.'l
Kansas City, Mo - 4!C
Seattle, Wash 1.241
Rochester. N. Y
Buffalo. N. Y
Washington. D. C...
Spokane. Wash ,1,i
Columbus, O ........ 211
Oakland. Cal... 357
Dallas, Tex.... 2W
Toledo, c 2I!
San Diego, Cal 3:W
Sslt Ike City. Utah..
Hrand Rapids. Mich....
Fort Worth, Tex...
Paterson, N. J
Pan Antonio. Tex 3
Houston, Tex 147
T,lncoln, Neb 9?
Topeka. Kan lift
WllkesRarre. Ta Rl
Cedar Rapids, la 2ii
Chattanooga, Tenn 31(1
Terre Haute, Ind 1W
Des Moines, la SI
South Bend. Ind K7
San Jose. Cal R-
Pueblo, Colo D7
Stockton, Cal 3'i
Sacramento, Cal , K
98 1 '.9
Totals 20.71H $70,9f,.753
15 5 '3
, In New York City there was a loss of 19
per cent, while Chicago bad a gain of 23
per cent, Philadelphia 39, Brooklyn 11, Min
neapolis 90, Indianapolis 48, Cincinnati 39,
and Buffalo 39 per cent. Pittsburg also
has a decrease of 19 per cent. The Pacific
coast Is the center of interest for a great
many people who study the growth of cities
and are Interested In building construction
and for the first time they present con
tradictory conditions, Man Francisco show
ing decrease of 47 per cent, while Los
Angeles has a gain of 49 per cent, and
Seattle has a loss of 42 per cent, Portland
a gain of 66 per cent. Oakland has an In
crease of 49 per cent, while Han Diego
makes a Jump, the increase being 354 per
cent, while Tacoma has an Increase of 22
per cent. The falling off In Seattle should
not be disheartening as it is about time
that It should have a lull, because of the
tremendous activity which characterised
building in that city for some time.
Conditions for a continuation of activity
seem good in all parts of the country.
Death Seizes Invalid Doctor
as He is Boarding Train
Dr. M. R. Stover, U years old, an Invalid
dentist who has been suffering from heart
trouble for four or five years, died sud
denly at the Union station Saturday
morning while he was being put on a train
In an invalid chair.
Dr. Stover arrived In Omaha from Casper,
Wyo.. in company with his wife and was
going to Canada to regain his health. Just
a attendants at tha station were about
to lift the chair, In which the man was
seated, onto the train, death seized him.
Ills death was due to acute heart trouble,
brought on by Brlght'a ddlseaae. The attack
came on (our or five days ago and he was
being hurried from the high altitude of
Wyoming, on account of his heart. The
nian'a home was In Norwich, Ontario,
where the body will be taken when t
leased by the coroner, who took charge
of It shortly after the inan e death.
Vlbet Needs Hala.
Ist year March gave ua lesa than one
inch of rain; our average taking the last
forty years being two and one-half Inches.
As a general thing, a dry March means
a good start toward farm work, but this
March has been altogether too dry for the
8sm Are Planned and Kor- New
Houses Are Started, with Many
More to Rr Bnill This
That real estate will move rapidly In
FU tence tit In yrxr was assured Tuesday
at the election, when the Issue of Improv
Ing the city wss at stake and won out.
Paving of Main street Is now half com
pleted and In another thirty days will be
finished Hnd open for the heavy nutomo
bllc travel that always conies with the
warm evenlrgs. There Is now under way
plans for a comploto sewer svsteni. thut
the beautiful suburb on the noith can
have all the conveniences of cltv life, as
Wi ll as the beauties ot the country.
About forty new houses nie now under
construction itm! many more are planned
for erection In the near future. The
hillsides on the west of the city nro rnp
ltlly being turned Into sites of residences
of people endowed with a love of nature,
for nowhere In the whole state Is such a
panoi ama of artistic scenes spread out by
Mother Nature for Its lovers. Acre tracts
near the city are also In big demand anl
this week two big farms changed hands, to
be divided tip In five and ten-acre tracts, fo
be put on the market this summer. There
Is such a demand for this class of property
that It Is sold almost as soon us It is put
on the market.
As a result of a meeting of property
owners living In the Prairie Park addition
last week, a club Is now in existence whoso
members Hie to devote attention to beauti
fying and improving the Prairie Park dis
trict. The Prairie Park club Includes i.ll
the property ow ners in the district as mem
bers and has the following board of offl
cers: 14. O. King. president: W.
N. Helen. vice president; M. J.
Curran, secretary, and J. T. nrauman
treasurer. The club will meet on the sec
ond Saturday of each month
The contract for the six-story Kennedy
building which will be -erected at the cor
ner of Sixteenth and Jackson streets, has
been awarded to F. P. Gould & Son. The
bid submitted calls for an expenditure of
$100,000. The work of erection will begin at
With the announcement of the probability
of the Grain Exchange seeking a new home
comes the probability of that concern unit
ing with the Real Estate exchange or with
the Commercial club to build a building
especially for these Interests. It Is certain
that the Commercial club wants new quar
ters and the Real Kstatc Exchange Is tak
ing about securing a large building which
could be designated as the Real Estate ex
change building. The Commercial club
has a special committee on location which
Is holding frequent meetings, listening to
propositions which are offered.
Contractors are all busy figuring on new
work which is now on sight and which is to
be done this spring. Residences are being
planned in all parts of the city and several
blocks are contemplated, some of which
will be started at once. Several blocks are
also to be built In the jobbing district. In
dications now are that Omaha will have an
unparalleled period of building this spring.
Although work Is but fairly started, there
la a scarcity of brick and contractors are
already feeling the shortage. Cement blook
concerns are doing a big business and many
brick will be Imported this summer to fill
Dr. If. P. Jeimen, who has lately re
turned from California, Is erecting a beauti
ful home In Sunset addition. F. W. Sla
baugh Is tho architect and contractor for
Paul M. Kuhns will begin the erection
of a five-story building at the corner of
Twenty-fourth and Fa mam straets about
The plans call for three store rooms on
the ground floor and forty-two apartments
In the stories above. These apartments
will be made suitable for bachelor quar
ters. Tho Farnam front will be 108 feet long,
while the Twenty-fourth street side will
measure sixty feet. Mr. Kuhn has had
the property excavated for aome time.
Edward Johnston Is now erecting three
houses in the Field club district. One will
bo on the northwest corner of Thirty
fourth boulevard and Poppleton and will
be erected at a coat of (6,000. This house
will be modern In every respect, with fire
places, window aeata and everything which
goes to make a dwelling cheerful. The
other two will cost about $4,000 each and
will face south on Poppleton avenue. One
will be finished in Craftsman style and the
other In English fashion. All three will be
ready for occupancy In about a month. The
architect is Lloyd D. Willis.
LOOK WELL TO YOURFURNACE
Veteran Furnace Man Says Proper
Installation Is the HI
"One of the most important, if not the
most Important, item in building a house,"
says John Hussle of the John Hustle Hard
ware company, "is the heating plant, and
yet it Is an Item frequently given but little
attention. When one considers that the
comfort and health of the entire family Is
Involved and that fuel must be provided
for about six months in the year, one
realizes the importance of seeing that the
heating apparatus is the best that can be
had. Without doubt the most healthful,
oomfort-glving and economical beater for
an ordinary home Is a warm air furnace
"Mark you properly Installed, for in
every case where a warm air furnace
falls to give satisfaction, It will be found
that It is not the fault of the system, but !
of inadequate capactly, or Improper lnstal- I
lation. The home builder should himself
take charge of the letting of the contract
for his furnace, Investigate the merits ot
the various furnaces and take advantage
of the scientific, knowledge ha may obtain
by discussing the heating question with an
Intelligent up-to-the-minute furnace man.
He should not wait until everything else in
the house Is located and locate the furnace
In aome corner that la left. Neither shouldj
he believe that all furnaces are alike aim
ply because the guarantees read about the
same. Houses are not warmed with guar
antees. "I repat that, properly installed, no
other heating apparatus Is so healthful or
so well adapted to comfortably warming
a dwellng in mild or extreme cold weather,
aa la a warm air furnace, and believe that
tha home bulldr Is well repaid who stud
lea the beating question well."
Many quite costly dwellings of distinct
individuality are being built at this time
In various sections of Omaha. On these
high class houses, in which their owners
take a rersonel pride, the Ingenuity of
the architect Is let loose. Tho one desire
is to have a dwelling that will continue to
be a source of pleasure and a place ot
comfort for many years..
Probably the most costly private resi
dence now being erected In the city is that
for Fred Hamilton at 008 South Thlrty-
(ighth. It will cost, according to the build
ing permit, $18.0)0, but to add a few
thousand more Is 110 trouble when such a
home Is being brought to completion. 11
Is a brick veneered house.
I, mils Klrsclibaum Is putting up a solid
brick residence of gorgeous proportions at
3819 llnrnry street, which is to cost at
lca t 15.000.
A goodly number of new homes ranging
from J5.000 to SS.Otfl In cost are under process
of construction. tlroiga W. Oarlock has
five houses of til's characUr In the hands
of contractors at 3514-lti-)S-20-22 Lincoln
boulevaid. The Investment In the five
houses, which are of frame, will be close
to $40 000.
Glenn C. Wharton Is having a modern
brick dwelling put up for his own occu
pancy ut Thirty-seventh and Jackson
streets. It will cost complete something In
excess of $15,000.
Three of the pipuiar brick veneer style
houses are those of M. M. Orr. Ill South
Thirty-eighth: S. A. Phrc; 370i Pacific; A.
F. .Smith, 3910 Dewey. These houses will
represent individual Investments of about
to Pay One-Fourth Cost of Con
struction and Upkeep.
Members of the board of commissioners
of Saunders county are willing to pay one
fourth of the cost of a steel bridge tivei
the Platte river at Valley and will pay
one-fourth the cost of up keep. Their prop
osition is looked upon us fair by the Doug
las county board and the chances are ex
cellent that a steel bridge will replace the
wooden structure carried away some weeks
ago by ice.
It Is purposed to put In a steel bridge
across the western channel. Two bridges
are necessary at the place Indicated, with
the Island forming the conjunction link.
Tp to recent time," said Commissioner
Tralnor, "we were unable to pet Saunders
county to share In the bridge cxp.nse at
all and this offer of one-fourth seems to
us good. We could not force them to pay
anything In all prnbabllliy."
Mrs. Wharton Wins
Supreme Court Remands Boggs Es
tate Case with Order to Al
low Her $62,570.
LINCOLN", Neb., April 9.-tSpeclal Tele
gram.) Mrs. Ida M. Wharton has again
won out In the supreme court in tho liti
gation over the estate of George H. Hoggs,
her former husband. The court today re
manded the case to the district court with
Instructions to allow that part of the claim
disallowed by the lower court, amounting
to $6,690.68. Judgment Is then to be entered
for a total of $02,570,57, Instead of the $56,
873.79, as awarded by the dlRtrlct court.
The estate has been In litigation since 1896,
and It has been passed on by the supreme
court several times. Judge Rose wrote the
opinion of the majority of the court, while
Judge Root wrote a dissenting opinion,
which was concurred in by Judge Letton
Tamble Causes Paralysis.
Whllo working upon the roof of tha three
story building at Thirteenth and Leaven
worth streets, which Is being built for the
A. Booth Fish company, Arthur Mott, 35
years old, who lives at 801 South Thirteenth
street, lost his balance Saturday morning
and fell headlong to the alley below.
Ha was picked up by his fellow workmen
of the National Roofing company nnd it
was found that the man's left side was
paralysed. He was taken in an ambulanoe
to St. Josoph'a hospital, where he was
found to be In a serious condition, probably
suffering from Internal injuries.
Rooms Wall Papered
For $1.00 a Room
That Is we will make your old wall
paper look like new for as low as $1.
LET VB CI. SAW
your water and oil color paintings.
LET V3 CLIAH
your marble and stono work. Looks
just like ni'W when we do the work.
We have the latest snd be?t Vaouai
Air Cleaners on the market, which
will dean the most Delicate
Bugs, Carpets, Bedding, Draperies,
Upholstered Things and Lace Cur
tains. Give us your contract for painting
Iron Works of all kinds.
ALL OUK WOKX IS GUARANTEED
Call up Douglas 7149
orrxes, sia wo. ibth bt.
The "Stucco" House JM
H i. not generally renlizetl tlul lu!l
invc of the houses, i n I I i ,-ml privnte. ii
countries of Contineniiil Kuro. niv in
ished In stucco.
This material is coinpoM'tl of t'enn nl
and sand in about the proportion ut'il
in making sidewalks.
American adaptibility has devised a
system by which old frame houses may
be converted at small cost into the cx
ternal appearance of store by the use oi
stucco on expanded metal lath. This
makes them warmer in winter and cooler
in summer. Saves paint and fuel.
The Stueeo house is now the ;:c
eepted fashion in house architecture.
Any good plasterer can do the work.
An architect should be consulted.
Write for full Information free by mail.
NORTHWESTERN EXPANDED METAL CO.
132 S. Clark St., Chicago.
LESS THAU COST
2003 FARNAM ST.
For the cleanest, most durable,
most economical, easiest ope
rated and best heater on the.
market, get the
W. S. HEATON,
Sola Agent for Omaha
Phone Harney S565.
MANTELS AND TILE
Fireplace Grates and Fixtures, Tile Floors
for all purposes. Furnaces; all kinds of Hardware
Milton Rogers & Sons Co.,
Fourteenth and Fjrnam StraaU
Jf furnaces were all alike, AND
if the installation was all alike, it
would matter little who installed
your furnace. IHJT furnaces are
NOT all alike, unfortunately much
cheap work is being done in Omaha.
for which we are sole agents for
Omaha, are known the world over
as the best money will produce, and we say without fear of
contradiction that our methods of installation are not
equaled in the west. Only the most expert, workmen em
ployed and each job under our PHHSONAL supervision.
More about it next Sunday.
John Hussie Hardware Co.
"IF YOU BUY IT OF HUSSIE IT'S RIGHT."
2507-09 Cuming Street.
Don't Break Your Back
Move your stove with a set of
l Stove Castors
1.50 PER 8ET OF FOUR.
OMAHA STOVE REPAIR WORKS
1206-8 Douglas St.
ANCHOR FENCE CO.
The Place and Time to Get Your Iron or Wire Fencing.
Phone Red 814. 207 North 17th St.
Wbea you want what you want when
you want It, aay through Tbe Bee Want
THE FINEST NEW FIRE PROOF
STOR4.GK BUILDING IN
Our facilities for storing house
hold goods are tbe finest. We
have our own special method. We
know how. Every modern storage
accommodation for private or mer
804-812 8. 16th St.
'Phones, Dong. 1TB0; Ind., A-18 35.
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Charming grounds brimming with a wenltli nf beautiful things tlml fill
the eye with delight are the Ulrid worth striving for. IOiiuhIIv beautiful gar
dens to the one here Illustrated can bo producfd wth one or two yrurH' tlmo
at a cost that can be vury moderate, or, Bhould the tast and pocKet hook no
decide, they can be mado very elaborate by the addition of sui li aecrss'irlcs aa
pefgolas. fountains, garden seats, etc.
For hardy out-door grown plants and trees, which are most cssentiial to
the garden, send us your order.
F. W. Menenxy, Crescent Nursery Co.
cotrwciL BLvrrs, ia.
Omaha Bales Ground, 81st and Farnam Sts. Phone Harney 4350.
Champion Fence Co.
JTew Location Fifteenth and Jackson Btreots
Iron and Wire Fences, Trellises for Vines, Tree Guards,
Hitching Posts and Window Guards
Telephone Douglaa 1SS0. Bend for Catalogue,
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WE MANUFACTURE THE BEST
IN OMAHA-ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN
Contract Work Given Special Attention
OnAIIA CONCRETE ST0I1E COHPAllY
88th Avenue and BahUr Street
Potatoes, Lawn Grass, Flowering Bulbs, Etc.
Why wast tlm and money planting
doubtful seeds when you can buy seeds tbat
Nebraska Seed Co.
1613 Howard Street Telephone Douglas 1138
Electric Blue fr'mting, day or iiht,
r&in or shine. Nothing too large or
7th Floor B Bl. 17 Ik ut Finm Street!
Portable Screen Houses
For Town or Camping
Porch Screens, Window and
Omaha Window Screen Co. -dISom
Henry M. Johannszcn
Paints, Oils, Glass Gltvzing a Specialty
Good Paints at Reasonable Price.
Telephone, Douglas 810.
114 South Fourteenth Street,
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