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T1IK OMAHA SUNDAY ItKK: DF.CKMHKR 10. 11)11.
ilWELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP
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Prediction Mado Garages Will Mote
j ... to'Resldence District,' ....
ONE BUYS ON NORTH TWENTIETH
Attempt o( the Ttealtr brhmire to
Appraiser rrprrr Kails, hot
Better Lock la Kxix-rted
Tt is predicted by Mm real estate men
that within two or throo years most of
the autothoblle Rar.iRtM lu tho city will
located lu the resilience district. Th
Jea gained fresh momentum last week
when the Thron Rood company Fold a
site for a commercial p.-irage nt Twfn
tleth Htid LoeiiKt streets to the National
Automobile Training ursoclaUon, r lUcli
will offer unartoia to cars m tho r.eiirli
borhood and nl.50 oinfiuct if-t training
school. Jor cliaiif.Vui-3. It will care for
botii KaSoUaovnn,lcJ''Ctrlo car;.
Several other ara He companies ore said
to be thinking ot locating In the residents
'districts and a number of real estate
men are busy offerin.-T them properties.
The movement was started a month asi
by the Kleotrlo Carafe company, which
!has bltf garage now In course of con
struction at Fortieth and Farnnm streets.
'for .November and
- Last Eleven Months
Building statistics from forty-four rep
resentative building centers throughout
the country, as reported to and compiled
by The American Contractor, Chicago,
show a low of 4'i, per cent for the month
of November as comrnreJ with Novem
ber. 1DI0. whereas the last eleven months
show a loss of : per cent, as compared
with, the same hiont'rs 01" the laft year.
Tho losses and pains are nb.iut evenly
dtvli'ed among the cliies I. tied. Novem
ber pains ot over 13 ior (cut were made
In: l:.iltl'mcrc. G.", per cent: l'lnninshani.
4; l'luas, (Jrand Kaidds. .'; Hert
ford. Th; Manhattan 1W;, Voitlaiul, Ore,
; Salt Iihe City, it;; ban Francisco,
;3. rartlc:lars vii'.l be found in the fol-
MONTH UK NOVUM HEH.
"It's all ripht for the other fellow to do
It, but not for me," was the. sentiment
'that developed at last week's meeting
of the Real Kstate exciiuiiKo when U
was attempted to nppralse property, In
accordance with resolutions passed at the
J previous meeting of the exchanjte. Each
member wanted other members to ap
, praise property -In the neighborhoods with
j w hich they were, most conversant, but
each one wanted to get out of apprals
I"K anything In the neighborhood with
which he was most conversant. "I have
! d,"a' on nw in that neighborhood and I
don't want to spoil It," he would say.
(However, tho special appraisal committee
appointed two weeks ago Is expected to
Ifcring In a repoVt next Wednesday or fbe
following Wednesday, that will bring up
lively discussion and the Ideas of mem
bers as to the value of properties in
i Lower Farnam street business men are
iepngratulatlng themselves on the mag
nificent appearance of the steel Jf-ame-
iwork of tho new Woodmen of the"Vorld
headquarters building, towering up eigh
teen stories at Fourteenth and Farnam
treets. Most of them feel that the bonus
they gave to the Woodmen to locate at
.that point was money well spent.
Baltimore . ,
Salt Lake City
. Three lots at the southwest corner of
Thirtieth and Plnkney streets, on which
,aro several small houses, have been trans
ferred from John Farrell to G. A. Palmer
!and by ftlm to J. B. Palmer.
There Is a steady demand for Omaha
; property ococrdlng to the report of sales
made by Hastings & Hoyden for the last
l thirty days, which have been on the
verage of one sale a day, as follows:
Lot In Shull's addition on Twentv-sec-
(na street, Just south of Woolworth. to
Thomas M. Cronln for i37 60- let in I i,.
coin Height, addition to SamuA Slaves
(for $li,; two half-acre lots in Jtom
toU "m"1?- rrVwst of For" Omaha.
'Vi-- ' adl. tot, :1,000; rty-foot 't on
Thrrtvyf.C,f't'r1l,etWee? Thirtieth and
JS'; to George C. White of Kuth-
!i?rd,Ne.b" fr 5-',0X); one acre Jot in
acre Gardens addition, northwest or
'inh0ma.h? 2 K" W- TIawk to- ;
another lot la the.ssine addition to B. J
Jensen for lit; ono to-John L. Hawk In
'the same addition for SW; one acre lot
to Jessie 3U. Minkler. same addition, for
p, two lots in Collier Place, one front
ing on Ihlrty-rlrst, between Fowler and
Irlmoiefor Hm. and ono on Larlmore.
between Thirty-first -avenue and Thirty
third street to Mary Ueupacher, for 476
lot In Hillside addition, northwest of Kort
Omaha, to O. U Van Horn for $200; two
lots In Mystio Park addition in Benson
Just north of the Country club for JtXW
to w. U. Carter; lot In Vlneland addition
to Gust W. Anderson for $400; another
one in the same addition to Gust Linden
lor $3u; two-room liouso and half-acre
lot in Home Acres . addition to A. A
l,rat . r ';0; two halt cre" Vernon
J-Ielghte udilitloii north. est of Kort
Omaha, to J. U Davis for $000; lot In
Florence to A. Hamlarob for $176: lot on
Parker street between Twenty-sixth and
ison for $-.00; two half-acre lots in-Home
ouuinum iu j. r . jnaner ror
7 ,,i ii. ' riy-nrsi avenue,
ir P ac,Vto Uoo,'8e F. Frady for
i . ' '"'louaiB aauuion to K. W.
McManaina lor 4uo; une acre lot in
Acre Careens addition to John F. Hall-
iberg for $VJ0; three lots In Florence to
Kdward Seebold for W; 2 half-acre lots
In Home Acres addition and a three-room
house to F. K. lnlcey for $1,675; east
froiit lot on Thirty-first avenue, between
Larlmore and Fowler awnue to Krnest
B. Weeks for $5i; new six-room modern
ri till HA ?fiin Mdron t.i ,
tor $2,960; two half-acre lots' In' Vernon
--ra"v" iu ijiii inuin ior I1.144:
house at m Franklin street, to Mrs. Mar
garet Duster, tor $j.lw; loi 4, block '3
P1"?! "JiH"". to Ott.j Schneldewind
for $1,000; lols a anil V,. bluck i, Hillsdale
addition, to Jennie Woodhall.
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Burlington Depot to
Be Opened Monday
The Burlington has set Monday morn
ing, next, at the dato for opening Us
new out-bound freight -house, at Llghth
ana i"artiam ttreets. J lie hour is $
The opening of the Burlington freight
house will be something of a lunctlan.
Members of the Commercial club have
been invited and President Coie U down
for a talk. An address Is also scheduled
for General Freight Agent Bpcns, but in
the event he should bo out of the city
whlcn may oe possible, his pi ice on th
program will be filled by either Assistant
General Freight Agent Montmorency or
While the business men and ctl.eis are
going about the building, wh cli is :-uo
feet long and about 300 feet wide, at con
venient stopping places sandwiches, punch
and cigars will be served.
lew Haven ..
TOBY WUULU SEAHCH
THE POLICE OFFICERS
Toby Parker, a would-be detective, was
arrested by Detective Murphy and fclul
livan at Tenth and Farnuni streets, at
which place he was slopping pusxersby
and searching the pi. He was pulling off
this stunt when Sulllyan and Murphy
came around the corner at Tenth street.
Parker Immediately walked up to the
two officers and flashed a badge on
them. He told them he was looking for
some stolen property and they would
have to undergo the humiliation of being
searched. Parker was soon rustled ott
10 ponce- Headquarters wiirra tie was
charged with Impersonating an officer.
TI 1 EL
P'in. rer Cent
$ B34.S13 ... 11
2.K13.100 10 ..
10. t,506 . . 79
Total $45,788,380 $46.146,6G9 ... 4S
Jan. 1 to
Jan. 1 to
Dec. 1, Per Cent
mm 5 01LD1!3
P A. G-
How to Save Money When Building
By Arthur C. Clunna.
Manhattan ..104,092,287 101,407,120 2 ..
Brooklyn .... 85,064,385 37,807,902 .. 7
Bronx .22,233,077 44,561,680. .. 50
New York 161.389.749 183,830,6f,li .. 12
Oakland 6.606.679 6.398.02:1 3 ..
Okl. City 2.681,301 6.26.411 .. 49
Omaha 6,261.865 6,140.138 .. 14
Paterson 2,135.484 2,125.943 4 ..
Pittsburg 10.8119.479 1 2.152.235 .. ' 10
Portland, Ore.. 16,125,604 15.046,678 7 ..
Rochester 8,693,770 P,756.08:l .. 10
St. Paul M95.W4 1MW6.707 .. 12
St. Louis 17,922.107 18,703.184 .. 4
Salt Lakd City 3,221,100 4.124.000 .. 21
San Francisco. 19.708,046 19,649,798 1 ..
Hcranton 1.526.461) 1.909,698 .. 22
Spokane S.i'4O,70t) 6.748.834 .. 45
Tacoma 1.619.079 2.573,348 .. 27
Toledo 3,580,779 8.129,461 14 ..
Wllkes-Barre . 1,887.079 1,886.307 1 ..
Worcester 4,715,968 4.086,031 15 ..
Totals $566,153,932 $681,680,228 2
IS NOW ALL IN PLACE
The last section of the steel smokestack
for the Woodmen of the World building
has been put -in place. It Is a tube seven
feet in diameter,, extending from the
furnace room In the basement to a point
twenty feet above the roof, Its top being
almost 260 feet above the curb.
The smokestack comes In sections six
teen feet long. These are hoisted Into
place and rlvltcd together with bolts an
Inch In thlckncts, thus forming a solid
cylinder from the bottom to above the top
of the building.
COUNTY HECEIVES BIDS
TO DECOflATE BUILDING
Bids for decorating the new county
building Interior have been received nnd
opened by the Board of County Commis
sioners. M. L. Endres and Fuchs, ton
& Blind bid $15,009 each to (Jecorato the
rotunda and ull halls, corridors and lob
bies. Kiidrrs bid $10,000 for additional
decorative work. Contracts will not bs
let until the board has thoroughly consid
ered the bids and the bidders.
F. P WEAD MAY BUILD
AN UNIQUE STRUCTURE
F. D. Wead contemplates tho erection
of a un'c.ue building at the southwest
corner ot .Seventeenth and Dodge streets.
if he can securo the requisite number of
tenants. He ays he wants to erert there
a tliroo-story building like tho one at the
northwest corner of Twelfth street and
Grand avenue, Kansas City, with plate
glass fronts In all three stories.
UK cost problem Is one of the
most aggravating of all the
problems to be solved when
home building. It la some
thing wliifh can vary so eustly
Slid totrtetlmes so unneces
sarily, that the previous experiences of
friends offer but little help or consolation.
If a prospective home builder were to
find out from ten friends, nil having
homes of about the same size, number of
rooms and elegance, be would be
astounded at the very great difference lu
their cost. Therefore, how Is he to know
with any degree of certainty what his
own home, being planned entirely differ
ent from all others, in order to meet his
Individual requirements, will cost? He
naturally thinks that ho can easily deter
mine the matter by submitting his original
sketches, before the complete plans are
made, to some competent builder.
But how Is tho builder to know what a
house will cost without knowing exactly
every Item which It will contain, which
he only can know from the complete
plans and specifications? Also, how is
the home builder to know whether this
certain builder would be the low man or
the high man when the final estimates
were taken? The fact of the matter Is,
tho average man Is helpless when It
comes to determining the cost, and must
rely upon his architect's estimate, who,
if he Is honest and capable, will estimate
according to the law of average, but even
he has not the gift of prophecy, and can
not tell exactly what the lowest ot sev
eral estimates might be. If all contractors
figured on the same basts and In the
same manner It Would be an easy matter,
but they do not, which Is plainly evident
from the tact that out of five or six esti
mates, taken on the construction of one
house, there will frequently be a variance
Of between 20 to 30 per cent between the
highest and the lowest bid.
There are some tacts which apply, how
ever, to every home, and which all home
builders should know. Were every home
builder to follow them It would of course
reverse conditions, but this Is not ex
pected. There Is a natural tendency to
put otf all home planning until
after the holidays, amL then to
spend the long winter evenings
for a month or two studying
out the various problems, with the result
that when spring comes there Is a very
decided rush for competent contractors.
Human nature Is very muTh the same
the world over, and when the contractor
sees -work piling up ahead of him he is
very apt to commence charging a little
more profit, and the same condition exists
with the mill man, the plumber and the
heating man, also all of the many other
manufacturers and subcontractors, with
the result that the general contractor's
bid, being Increased from these various
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MR CLAUSEN'S BOOK
"The Artf Bolsnoe and Beutiaient
thirty chapters, 300 lllnstratlons.
tt covets a wtde range of subjects,
Including the planning of bunga
lows, suburban and city homes,
costing from $3,000 to iao.OOO. let
lug contracts, choosing materials,
proper design of entrance, win
dows, flreptaoes, sto. Mtw third
edition. Fries, postpaid, 91.00.
Address, Arthur O. Clanssn,
Architect, 1136-37-38 Lumber Ex
change, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
sources, Is quite a little higher than It
would bo during a slower time of the
Many previous experiences In taking
figures for clients nt different times of
the. year has proven to tho writer that
there Is n difference of about 6 per cent
between the cost of a house whose con
tract is let In' September as compared
With May or June, and from 6 per cent
to 8 per cent difference for a house whosa
contract is let In December or January,
as compared with May or June.
Assuming that a certain liouso would
cost at tho lowest figures obtainable n
May or June the round numbers of $5,000,
the name contract could be let for ap
proximately $250 less In the fall, or from
$:100 to $400 less In December or January.
The greatest saving bPlng more likely In
letting contracts early, enables the
jstjs ev-i ry - e
contractor to take figures on his mill
work for future delivery, at a wore favor
ublo time to the mill contractor, who
knows that he has a long, quiet season
lu Nvhlch to get tho work out, and the
same situation confronts every man who
would furnish material for the building.
General business conditions, of course,
have considerable to do with the cost of
building, Cument, for example, being
lower In price at present than It has been
for lomo time prices In general, how
over, have been going steadily up for
years, and will probably not decrease ma
terially unless there Is a general panic,
and no one would wish for that. The
different materials used In building con
struction have a great deal to do with
Its cost, especially those used on tho ex
terior of the building. In spite of the
greatly advanced price of all lumber pro
ducts, siding and shingles are still the
cheapest for tho exterior of homes,
Cement stucco on metal lath comes next
witn an increase, in cost of from 1 per
cent to .1 per cent, according to the avail
ability of sand. Brick veneer costs from
6 per cent to 8 per cent more than siding
and solid brick wnlls approximately 10 per
cent more. Tho exact amount, of course,
varying to some extent according to lo
cality, the kind of brick selected, and the
amount of the "mason's wages. These are
all things; however In which a man gets
value reoetved,..but procrastination In
homebulldhig'- matters- Is . expensive), In
most canes unnecessary; and In mil rases
means an- unfortunate . extra expense
which nelther tncreasMi the conveniences,
attractiveness tr stability of a home.
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WOLF STARTS ERECTION
OF A $20,003 BUILDING
Harry Wolf has started the eonatrue
llon of a .,0) brick building on, the
kouth side of Cumins street between Six
teenth .and Seventeenth street.
E. J. DAUBS
HEAVY HAULING .
Safa Hoisting a Special!;
1818 Farnam Street
Tel. Doug. 353
wbph mw H! 1 J3i' . JiMrT'ir tit iinnasa
Tfcnr household goods are In
safe hands whea left with ns for
Moving, Storing or Packing.
Both Phones Oourlas 1496
aeaeral Offices 1713 TTebste It.
The Christmas shopping rush will soon
be on and then travel on the street cars
will be attended with more or less crowd
ing and discomfort, in spite of all the
provisions we can make. We therefore
earnestly urge the public to Shop Early.
Stocks of merchandise in the stores are
now at their best and sales-people can
wait on you more satisfactorily now than
they can later.
Oinalia Council BlulfsStreo 1 Railway Co,
Tours Every Week
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Personally eoikluetetl tourist sleeping ears leave
Omaha every "Wednesday and Friday for San Fran
cisco and Los Angeles on the China and Japan Mail.
These Tours are organized and handled under tho
direct management and supervision of the Tours De
partment, which fact is definite assurance of tho
very best service and a guarantee that the published
itinerary will be carried out.
In addition to the above, through tourist ears aro
operated daily to the above points and to Portland,
Seattle anil Tacoma.
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....Standard Road of the West....
Of particlar interest is tho trip from San Francisco
to Ixs Angeles, the route following tho coast line a
greater part of the distance.
When traveling to tho Pacific northwest, tho traveler
is carried for 1200 miles along the majestic Columbia
. river. Protected by electric block signals. Excellent
dining cars on all trains.
For information relative to fares, routes, etc., call
on or address
L. BEIND0RFF, 0. P. & T. A.,
1324 Farnam St., Omaha, Neb.
Phones: Doug. 1828; Ind. A-323L
Useful Christmas Presents
AT LOW VKX0B8
Including Bsss, Rult
Csse. Trunks. Auto
n.oblle Shawls, Lap
Ilobes, Horse Blan
kets, Harness and
Baddies. We are selling-
a lot of Fur
Ilobes at big dis
$13 to $20
Automobile size. -
Alfred Cornish Sl Co.
I jrarnam aiirees. x-aons ugn, h
Evenly Heated Piano Storage Room
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OMAHA VAN & STORAGE CO. 7Ro'oVv
Main OHico 80S So. 16th JL Branches-309So. 1 7th & 1 1 20 No. 1 9th Sts.
Telephone Deuglss 4163 and Ind., A-133S
Phones, D 3867; A 3867.
309 South Seventeenth Street. Omaha
If you los your pocketbook,
umbrella,, wa.tcb or some other
article of value, the thing to
do It to follow the example ot
many other people and adver
tise without delay In the Lost
and Found column of The Bee.
That Is what most people do
when they lose articles of value.
Telephone u and tell your loss
to all Omaha In a tingle afternoon.
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