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TUT) OMAHA SUNDAY KEK: DECEMBER 17, 1911.
TIMELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP
C. F. Harrison Saji Omaha's Build
ing Record Sli6wi Up Well. J
PATTERSON ON STATE FIGURES
Itndfrl of Realtv Clrhamr ee In
Railroad Improvements Air
rra of (.real Drtrlnp.
meet for Omnlin.
C. V. Harrison, of Harrl.nn A Morton,
makes the following (ommrnt 0:1 th re
port of building operation uier th" cn
tiro country for the eleven monihi end
ing November :
"I have selected tln cities whnse
buildings for this period are orounil the
lo.P00.ffO mark, the mark where Omaha
land this year, and will Kive (tie iMipu
latlon of these ten cltle.. ll I to b
neted that Omaha's building operation
have paralleled inanv cities having a
Larger population and one city having
twice the population, namely. Denver. It
la noted that the lews In building opera
tion In lienver for the eleven month
has hern C per rent, while tho loaa at
Omalia has been but 14 per cenf. Pallas,
one of the aimtiler cities ha had a Ruin
In building operation of 40 er tent.
"The largest gain has taken place In
tha citie of the south and ea.it, while
th loaMA have been sustained by west
m cities, auch a Spokane, which loat
i per cent; Tacoina, which ln"t S7 per
cent. Oklahoma City, which lnt year
was In the name class with Omaha, ha
sustained a ls of 43 per cent In build
"The conclusion taken from the analy
st of building; operation for the'elavan
month In favorable to the stability and
growth of Omaha a against cities much
larger and which have greater exploita
tion. Thla la tha way Omaha compare
la bull dln Willi cities of like population:
ELEVEN MONTHS' 1H IUDINO.
New Po&office at Plattsmouth
Amount. 1910 Population,
.... S.rnot,.,.. ix$.6
4 M),W0 ...,.... 145,tf
Omaha, real ectatt men, also the re
mainder of the population' of the city,
ahould Inform thetuaeive of th content
of a recent report of the slate bureau of
labor and Industrial statistics, wherein
Nebraska's annual production In various
lines la compared with the annual pro
duction of certain raw products for the
entire country, so l. C. Patterson told
tha Heal Estate exchange lat Wednea
day. Mr. Patterson waa telling; of a recent
trip to New York. He aaid ha met a
man on Wall street, who began giving
him figures showing; that certain of Ne
braska a producta were worth mora than
tha annual output of gold of the Vnlted
States and Alaska; that certain other
producta were worth more than tha pro
duction of crude petroleum; that other
product were worth more than the to-batt-o
crop of the entire countrV. Mr.
Patterson admitted he didn't know It and
finally the Nsw Yorker pulled from his
pocket a copy of the Nebraska report.
Speaking of the purchase of extensive
freight terminals In Omaha by the Rock
Island. John Ia UcCague, whoae firm
bandied the deal, aald thla waa merely
another of the many evldeneee shown by
.lhe railroada In the last few years of tb
faith they have In Omaha. They see
premises of a wonderful growth In popu
lation and expansion In buflneas and they
want to prepare for it, he Aid. t
"I used to see. many year ago. a city
of 100.WW population here," said Mr. Mo
(.'ague, "I now believe that Omaha la
destined te become, before. a great many
years, a city of 300 to 4O0.0U0 people."
C. F. Harrison supplemented thee -rj
marks by saving:
"When I took out of my'offlci' window
und look at that niagnlf leant, new .head
quarters building of th I'nlon- Pacific.
It U an argument In We' for The fdttire' df
Omaha. Th railroad Jook farthf' Ahead
tha moat of us, and when they spend
millions of dollars la preparing for an In
crease of business, you can be assured
It will come. Tbesa Improvement of the
railroads are argument, Jo m-Uit down
town property, which ha doubled In
pr ice In tbe last ten yeera will -not atop
advancing) la value now."
? , ............
The real estate firm of .Soot t- .- H1H
reports that they have sold fifteen, of
the sixteen houses' built In Darr place.
They also reixirt th sale of three .of the
four houses built at Eighteenth and
Ialrd street. Tha house which tliey
built at Fourteenth and Kmmet streets
waa sold before It was finished.. This
firm bullda five to seven-room bungalows
and cottages,, which they 'carr 'sen ' at
modest price, with a smU cash pay,
ment and the balance same a rent.
They have at present Several h6tises sold
to build In March of Hit
Mrs, Ingalls Makes
Clarkson Memorial hospital, th Child
Having Institute and the Old People's
Home. 1314 Wirt street, are 'Omaha bene
ficiaries of the will of the late Mrs. Mary
B. Ingalls. widow of the late Fred Ingalls
Tke will gives SJ.VU to Mrs. Taulln
King of Clayton, Mo.; I-'. 600 to Mra.
King' daughter. Mrs. Alta Eisner of
Clayton, and tl.OOO to the Clarkaon hoa
piial. The residue of the fstate I to be
divided between the Child Having Insti
tute and the Women' Christian associa
tion of Omaha, the part received by the
association to be used for the benefit of
t'.ie Old People' Home. Mrs. Ingalls'
tstate la estimated to b worth I1&.IM).
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GRUBSTAKE BILL IS FAYORED
Tiarer Says Piisag of MMore
Will Relieve Homesteaders.
NO REASON FOR OPPOSITION
Enactment uf Law Woald Inrlt
Mur ta Hosaeatead Inda Who
Are 'vr Barely Making Liv
ing: In Congested Lines,
SHEEP MENAT EXCHANGE
South Omakt Give Novel Entertain
ment to Rangers.
AK-SAR-BEN SCENES RECALLED
Captain Henry Dana latrodnrra
Celebrities Mho Fros-lde Antaae
ment la Various Forms Closes
Tilth Battle Royal."
Krlday night was a gala night at th
Live 8tock exchange In aoutn Omaha
when the men of th stock- yards enter
tained the men from the sheep ranges
of tbe country In a manner splendid and
Fully too visitors attended tha reception,
which began at 8 JO o'clock, filling the
hall and private room of tha big Ex
change building to Ita capacity. Nor was
tb affair a mere stag parry. Beautifully
gowned women lent color and charm to
' After the reception to. the visitors of
the Wool Grower' association officer
of the exchange, wltu their visitors, ad
journed to the private moms and spacious
halls of tho building, where an elaborate
luncheon was served prior to the begin
ning of the formal program, which
opened at I p. m.
Range ftahjert of NketPh.
It was especially the formal program
that won the unstinted appaus of th
visitor ,nd. hpm fo,lk.. .The. opening
number was a night scene from the sheep
range Wirir Chase Taylor In the role of
a harder. Th acene Itself was perfect
In Its adherence to the reallsMo details
of actual irfe. ' Oh 'one side of the stage
was a reul chuck wagon with It white
covered top half concealed In the shadows
of the night, Th scenery round about
suggested, rather than portrayed, the
stillness of tbe night that lay silently
over the gracing herd. ' To another side
of the stsge waa the camp fire, half
flame, half embers, beside which the
young herder at and raised hi tuneful
voice In songs that waked old memories
In th heart of every sheepman In the
room. The sketch was a auocess, as waa
attested, by tbe vigorous applause of the
At the close of the first encore Mrs.
D. B. Welpton, in four short songs, won
enoora after encore.
Expert front Qnlvera.
for the time. Captain Henry Dunn of
Omaha superseded Bruce McCulloch, th
toaitmaster, and Introduced the Elks'
quartet of Council muffs. Th quar
tet waa one of the hits of the evening,
every song being attuned to the occasion.
Captain Dunn then Introduced the cele
brated Prof. KIDaanaepekl, a akllled knife
thrower of Ak-Sar-Ben fame. In the
election of k victim, "Casey," a sheep
salesman, proved very popular. The sec
ond choice won the privilege of being
th. mark, and Pete Olson of Cokevllle,
Wyo, ascended th stage, while the pro
fessor poised himself and took careful
aim. , Olsen, however, had the grit of
the west and refused to be seared.
Of all the program, however, tha "Hot
tentots," Introduced alao by tho erstwhile
chief, Back-a-Nuts, proved the greateat
success of the evening, and when they
sang a song expressly written for th
occasion round aftsr round of applause
rewarded their effort, which were finally
brought to a close against the protests
of (lie crowd.
Captain Dunn, Introduced by Bruce Mc
Culloch as "Basso Profundo Henry
Dunno," sang a bass solo entitled "Home
Day When You Are Mine." The social
program was brought to a cloa by a
alelght-of-hand performance by Mr. and
Following a recesa. taken to give the
women time to depart, a boxing match
and a wrestling bout wsre put on to the
great delight of tha visitors. The whole
entertainment concluded with what the
sheepmen call a ''battle royal."
P, Plamondon Under
Law for Motorists
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec. lfi (Special Tel
egram.) The first complaint to be filed
under the new automobile law com
pelling motor vehicle drivers to bring
their machines to a full atop when ap
proaching strest cars unloading or load
ing passengers was made here today In
Justice court. The complainant was Dep
uty County Attorney Ilager and tha de
fendant was Peter Plamondon, who ran
over and killed Mr. Kllr.a Sdmlston here
The penalty, providing a conviction can
be aecured, I a fine of from floo to Mu
and a sentence of from on to five years
in the state penitentiary.
The coroner' Jury In the case held
Plamondon blameless In the matter, but
the county official believe that sufficient
evidence can be gained to convict the lo
cal business man.
JOHN MOREAUX, COUNCIL
BLUFFS CHEF. HAS RELAPSE
John Moreaux. tho Council Bluffs couk
wbo was mysteriously shut In th back
Juonday night while in Omaha, waa re.
Ported to have had a reiapae and hla
condition Is again considered serious.
GETS FIFTEEN HUNDRED
FOR LOSS OF HIS THUMB
fctetaus their foreman failed to whistle
a signal in t:i:ie to save August D. Witt,
au Iron worker, front getting hla thumb
flushed uff in a pulley, Caldwell ft
Drake, geiKibl or.ti actor oil the new
county building, must pay II UW unless
I'm supreme court e"Us them u new trial.
1 lie ury in tb damage suit of Witt
against Ca?dell at Drake gave the plain
tiff a verdii-t for this amount, lie sued
fur IT (M
PECULIAR DISEASE GRIPS
"FRAT" HOUSE DWELLERS
(From a Btaff Correspondent.)
UNCOlJs'. Neb., Dec. 1. (Speclal.)
In most of the sorority and fraternity
houses north of O street students tire be
ing attacked by a form of atomach
trouble and many of them are confined
to their beda. The affection In believed
to be a mild form of ptomaine poisoning,
but physicians have not yet diagnosed ,t.
According to some of the physicians
who have visited several patients, th
disease la not dangerous. The health
board I 'not conducting an examination.
It waa first believed tbe trouble was
due to milk. Nearly all of the students
affected procure their milk from the
same dairyman. Pome of the physicians,
who have made an Investigation, aay thl
Is not the cause.
as Lincoln Speaker
fFrom a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb.. Dec. lti. tSiiecial Tele
egram.) Kx-Congrcsxman W. A. Calder
head of Kansas has been secured to ad
dress the big Taft mass convention to bo
held In tWs city December in. Announce
ment to that effect was made late to
night by E. M. Pollard, chairman of tho
temporary state Taft organization.
Congressman Calderhead is said to be
an energetic, forceful speaker and one of
the most thoroughgoing republican in
the west, lie i well known nationally.
It ciitiiint be denied that the enact
ment of the homestead law contributed
most effectually to the development of
a great expanse of country that- has
proven wonderfully productive and con
tributes In treat measure to the aggre
gate wealth of the United States," says
D. Clem Deaver, head of th home
seekers' information bureau of tbe Bur
lington. "Sevetal Rreat states with hundreds of
municipalities, some splendid cities, a nut
work of traneportatlon line." and millions
of farm homes have been built within tho
memory of men whose actions deny they
are old, all having fur a foundation, the
settler on tho land.
"The offer of free land proved attrac
tive and the fertile valley and table lands
of Kaneas. Nebraska and the Dakota
were soon appropriated by a sturdy citi
zenship. Industrious and energetic, but
in large percentage of slender means.
Their best effort at crop raising were
scantily rewarded and the hardships en
dured and the sacrifices made culminated
In an appeal to the neighboring states to
the east for aaststance and many aban
doned their homesteads and returned
from whence they came to find employ
ment or become tenants on the land.
"They had miscalculated .the time necee
eary to bring raw prairie to proper tilth
for favorable crop production, under
estimated th cost of improvements In a
new country and misjudged the amount
of money necessary 1o carry them
through the transtormatury period always
mst In the development of new sections.
Lack of Preparedness.
"The severity of the storm were aug
mented by the lck of preparedness to
protect from their rigor and the home
sickness engendered by the lack of
friends and acquaintances and absence
of homelike surrounding became a seri
"I call attention to these matter that
it may not be forgotten these condition
were met by the homesteader in a coun
try now boasting the kindliest home
"Having In mind the handicap the pio
neer of today 1 compelled to assume In
the matter of location where ( precipita
tion 1 scant and special method that en
tails exptnae Imperative, H tcema but
Juttlce that amendment of the law should
be made that would permit the home
steader to fortify hU family against want
and posilbls hunger while bringing hi
land to crop producing condition, especi
ally when thla may be don without en
larging the opportunity to secure a
greater acreage of public land than 1
permitted under present law.
"Congress has rcoognixed the greater
difficulty in maintaining homes on pub
lic lands now to be settled und through
the enlarged homestead bills, commonly
known as the Klnkaid and Mondell law,
have made possible many desirable homes.
Congrees has, too, sought to protectjthe
homeateadr-r from winter hardships by
granting leave of absence at particular
time. While this Is helpful, It can be
taken advantage of only by persons un
incumbered by families and whose reel
dence assumes a temporary character.
Where the purpose Is a permanent home
and poultry, pigs, cow and horsea are.
as they should be, a part of the equip
ment. It la not practical to take advan
tage of this feature of relief.
N Principle la Logical.
"The principle embodied in House roll
No. 12i;, commonly known as the Grub
Stake Homestead bill, ha been well tried
out In mining operations and eeerna to
find favor In ecurlng publlo lnd for
their. ue. Seemingly no logical rea
son can b urged In opposition to Ita
application In eecurlng title to agricul
The pascabe of th bill would relievo
th homesteader and hi family of that
awful auapenae, of th possibility Of lack
of vryday neoeasltle of life. It would
allow th entryman to give his undivided
attention to th development cf hi farm
and he would in a ehorter period be able
to bring hi land to good crop producing
condition. , s-
"It would Inrlt to the land many who
ar baraly making a living In congested
"It would b. a guaranty that a larg
percentage of the original entrymen would
remain permanently on the homestead
fter proof was made, giving to the
county, state or nation a self reliant,
progressive citizenship rather than a de
pendent people, with courago conquered
and hope vanquished, ready to move a
soon as proof is made, If not abandoning
before thla period la reached."
FORMER BANKER IS SENT
UP FOR ROBBING STORE
MINNEAPOLIS. Dec. 1 Jamea Mar
cel, former mayor and banker of High
land, Ivan., convicted of robbing th M.
Phllllpsborn company store of a little
more than :.000 on May 1, W10, today
was sentenced to five year and six
months in tho penitentiary. On hi re
quest a stay of ten days was granted
that lie might select some Christmas
presents for his children In Kansas.
Growing Christmas trees In pots, Im
ported from Germany, on. sale Tuesday
evening at 10c each.
Persistent Advertising Is th Road to
Two Convictions In Nemaha.
AUBURN, Neb., Dec. 18. (Bpeolal.) In
Judge Raper's Court this week there were
two cases on statutory charges, whluh
resulted In conviction. One was the
slat against Payer and the other was
the state against Bohllng. Th latter
was a case between cousins. The de
fendant took the girl to Kansas City,
where they were married, but she being
under ag th mother filed the complaint.
Key to the Situation Bee Advertising.
Churches Unite to
v Close Barber Shops
United effort on' the" 'part of approxi
mately fifty evangelical churches of
Omaha la now being made to close the
barber ahops' on Sunday. ' At a meeting
of the Omaha Church federation, which
represents most of the churches In the
city, decisive steps were taken toward
this end. Complete working plans have
not been made, but a pronounced start
haa been made In the passage of the
Resolved, That It Is the sense of
this Federation that the fight to obtain
a Sabbath for the barbera 1 only begun;
that we pledge th barber our full co
operation, and that our industrial and
Sabbath observance committees be re
quested to represent the federation
throughout the effort and to advise tho
member of thla federation from time
to time how they can aid In the cause,
and that our city papera be requested to
publish this resolution."
Holler Throws Ulou.
ItEATRlCK. Neb.. Dec. 18. (Special.
Telegram.) Dr. Holler won from Oeorge
Olon, champion wrestler of Nebraska, In
atraight rUa tonkin. . The first fall
came In twenty minute and twenty-six
aeconds, and the am-und In erven minutes.
"Farmer'' Kersenback of tYete. won
the fifteen-minute hnndlcaik. from Roller.
Aa a preliminary. John Lens won two
falls from Murt Illy of Lincoln In forty
una minutea and twonty-flve seconds.
Timely Tips for Gift;
iairty fUzors, The Latest Make
HAIINKY A liKIUlY 8KATKS
TUKNIXti LATIIKH FOR KOY8
Chlldrrn'a Sleds, AYagonti mud
Otatr, .Manicure fcta, Shay.
Ing Sets, Scissor Seta, Table
Cutleiry, Curvcra for (iume-,
SCROLL SAWS for "' roik.
wwRwaa, to the larger one
for foot pewer for the larger boya
shown such an lin
' , l'l'nmu vr'e,V ' Pttem. All prices from
uf warn 111 1 ne rineet -sterling allver and
pearl-handled aclaanr kni... '... '
Hunting Kulvea. Remember every on guaranteed.
The largest line ever shown here.- Juat the gift for
I hat man nf t haw frtrtx.n ki. a..n . T
Nothing but tb. beat tool. In them. ' mM '
Manual Training Tools
lour hoy know what he wants,
ahow a full line.
Remember, the rush for Chrfstmaa
ahopplng la u. Don t delay. Hake your
James Morton G Sons Co., ,5,,sr3cDe(tdse
Here's Good Advice
Make this u truly JOYFUL CHRISTMAS for vour familv. fri pnfl fim splf Hi vp
Useful Xmas' Gifts GIVE HARTMAN HOME FURNISHINGS-which are pleas vffy
inp, comion giving ana satisractory. uitts that will be more appreciated in the
end. I Here s over a halt million dollars worth of just such presents at Hartnun:
to select from and you needn't draw
your purs either, by paying needed
cash. -Instead of worryiUR how far
your money will reach, just, tell tho
salesman to charge it on a long time credit
account. Make your own term, exactly to
suit youreelf. Hemember everv deal here
Is a square deal. More than full value for
the price you pav atl(j th Vl,ry t,,t of
treatment, in order that you will always
"lt Kartman Feather Tonr UTeat."
l4.uies dressing tahiaS
In quartered oak, bird's
eye maple on genuine
tuahogauy veneer. I'iano
French beveled V
Take a Year I
I High grade quartered
oak china closet, finely
made, fitted with heavy
bevel plate glass, diiat
proof, priced 4 A OK
Kpeciallv at I ll 9
thin rale 1 11.
The Christmas Store of a Thousand Delights -
Tour credit Is feood for this table us Well
an an otner articles we orrer so
low In price, it la made of nolle
oak, liaa 46-inch top, extends to
leet. An unusual bargain.
This high chair la
strongly luado uf solid
able apron, well
braced. An Xn.i
special for only.,
Co!onial Library Table 3
special tag value, made in American qua?-OS
tered Oak. A large, massive substantial ta VuS)
ble. Remarkable for the money.
This tsble is Just a pictured In th illustration. It la a handson a
Cenlgn, beautiful in Its simplicity. There are no carvings and the en
tire surface l brilliantly polished. Kxtra ineavure throughout, i.arae
drawer with wood pulls, ttroad shelves. Here's a table that will laat
for years. An ideal Christmas gift.
'Vlctrola' t'nifold Bed Davenport, a moat mag
nificent, article, Jut M comfortable aa the fin
eat beds. Han Independent double bed springs
construction, "imperial" leatber up
holstery, folds and unfolds easily,
made of quartered oak finished gol
den. Xmaa price
Do pmS iHf Clean
Your lrVl':'V5r : ll TT
ping My"8 6st
Big value music cabinet.
n ii m hjlit In nniifl.r.il
oak or birch ma- g QC
UB Bn-iti ivii
Vllllam A. KoKers' 20-f iece Silverware eet. con
stating of t deaHert ppoons. t kulvea, 6 forkv
teaspoons. 1 sugar shell and 1 butter knife Pit
up in leatherette eatln lined box. mm CA
They're abaoluteiy guaranteed. 3l
Mneyard pattern. French f
and ( c '-
A typical llartmau
Holiday value and
worth 40 more than
the rocker made of
quartered oak with
frame. Spe- S
.t eial price,
Arts and Crart Mission Lamp
This unique design lamp Is
built entirely of metal, fin
ished la beautiful verdi-green
It stands 24 inches high,
teautlful shade, is fitted with
artistically stained slats,
capped at the corners with
metal to match base. Shade
measures 12x12 inches.
Comes equipped $
Ladies' Parlor Desk,
very desirable as a
Roomy, well made
tolid oak, golden
if ft 17
1 hia Combination Bookcase
and Writing Desk is thor
oughly well made of solid
cak. brilliantly polished
glass door and fitted with
plats mirror. 4 a OS
Itoomy desk. A win-1 ll
ner at the Drlce.. Va
I'ri h'ud deHign, solid oak vase: I
lira era ) luaraiileeU 10 ) mra Full
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1414-16-18 Douglas Street.
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