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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 16, 1912)
Remarkable Building Activity
Building Is remarkably acive in all
sections of the country, operations being
far ahead of the corresponding period a
year ago. Official reports from seventy
two leading cities to Construction New
show that permits were taken out i
New York (Boros. ilanhat
tan and. Bronx) . sr,3
Chicago 1 222
Boston (Metro. Dist.1 5-tti
Philadelphia i 155
Jx Angeles 1.3a)
San Francisco 507
Cleveland l ugs
St. Louis 1.0v9
Washington, D. C 652
Portland. Ore 9(14
.Kansas City 484
Oakland, Cal. m
" Sr. Paul .. 4o
San Diego !
Cincinnati 1 230
Seattle ..' 's;5
Springfield ; 192
May for 25,270 buildings Involving a total
investment of $$8,512,005 as compared -with
23.402 buildings aggregating in cost $73,-
M.SS9 for the same month a year ?o
increase of 1.867 buildings and 114 930,-
. The figures !n detail are as follow:
No. of .Estimated
.New Haven ....
. Norfolk .........
Salt' Lake City.
New Orleans ..
. Houston 306
Berkeley v...-.....'. 84
Des. Moines 103
Cedar Rapids- 40
. St. - Joseph : lis
Scranton .-. 99
Peoria '.;.... si .
Charlotte .' 45
Portland, Me. 66
Springfield, 111 49
Davenport ' 2S
Oklahoma City S2
Topeka . .'..' ; 7S
Pueblo .. .'..... 20
. Tb$r,e were gains in forty-three cities
: and losses in twenty-nine cities, and it Is
rarely that it is so easy to reconcile the
losses as It Is at the present time- The
gains, are . so numerous.1 and so Interest
ing that it is worth while to . take a
glance at the table. Chicago leads the
large ottles in' gains, the Increase exceed
ing the same month a year ago by 119
. per , cent; i 'New York shows an Increase
' of 50 per' cent; Boston, 37; Detroit,, IS;
. Cleveland, ,12; Toledo,. 42; Roohester, 11;
Pittsburgh, 2; Indianapolis,' 12; Louisvilla,
7;'.Cdlumbus; O..' 18; St. Louis, 2; Omaha,
$18,654,017 875 J12.39S.643
10,ili3.2tW i4l 4.720,utW
8,121,000 50S 5.926.1X0
3,i,i( 2.W6 4,i69,0is5
2.;77,S61 l,0il l.Srto.&ii'
2,229,423 &tt l.2o,S47
2.U14.217 SCO UW.tiH
l.sissi.sy 7S1 . i,s,aH
1,999.0 5uu 1,494.066.
1.52S.4lKi 709 1,878.330
1.446.705 426 1.032,SSi
,a62.064 ISO 8.1.671
1.290,469 320 1,o90,i4S
1.219.&14 aui 2,lSa,14ti
1, 2u3,13( 20 u24,5S6
1,163.967 372 1,()J0,64S
1,1,1,709 4Ji 1.146.66J'
900,260 724 l,S94,!l2o
936.0 44$ . l.Vio.lo
&41,!:95 62J 753,225
W0.502 422 1,104.19a
803,984 22i Sa.62j
7so.ii6 1,155 l.bUMlU
iSs.llO 942 u4,WO
ttl.M 1& 4il,il5
69i,343 143 iiW.109
6A4.46J 32 J 6,690
690,020 142 460.-.65
t6,uu0 241 566,160
531.S62 253 -319,340'
507.122 294 437,2j
&OI.IA.0 138 559,364
506,052 41 2-iUiO
463,t'21 13S 621,621
453.640 312 b0x,r,U
452.0U2 179 455,497
419.78!) 68 , 184.U24
413.250 93 218,900
385,340 260 376,640
342,617 ... 365,613
o3o,lS5 190 368,5i9
310,923 183 502,970
304,815 92 213,260
287,044 125 246,030
276,03o 2W 181.187
264,163 140 311.930
202,174 74 109,868
253,850 67 109.5U0
239,100 .36 131,700
228,597 - 134 446,346
' 220.675 64 1,T96
170,000 31 228,350
182,560 . 18 . 6MJ.6U0
100,815 81 99,100
157,694 67 " 144,355
159,444 ' 165.513
155.176 43 119.140
140.040 . 25 60.3t0
140.000 . S
139,167 128 . 114,m7
147,195 " 211 . 136,117
125,234 108 ' 1711,083
120.292 61 190,965
113,600 ' 19 67,700
108,116 123 , K0.476 .
100.475 73 180,880 .'
96,590 . 140 288,056
93,610 2g 178,700
66,863 35 . 90,306
-40,108 14 23,600
$88,512,005 '23,403 573,581,689
28; Kansas City, 40; 'Denver, 4; Salt Lake
City, 89; Los Angeles. 19; San Franclaco,
16; Oakland, 130; Berkeley, 132; Sacra
mento, 31; San Diego, il? Seattle, 35, and
Toronto, 1. The, twenty-nine "cities in
which there were losses are not only
widely separated but were In most cases
t.he scene of tremendous activity In build
ing, recently and .r now enjoying a
slight reaction from which there is
nothing serious to bet tpp'rahendsd, as
conditions, all oyer the country Indicate
a continuance of activity rather than a
TIMELY REAIVEST ATE GOSSIP
Effort to Be Made to Secure Change
in Foreclosure law.
$i,O00 A FRONT FOOT IS PAID
1.. ' ' ' '
Douglas Street Lot of Tifcnty-Two
. fet la Bought by M. Faniger
for f 22,000 Will Erect
members of the exchange who hve
seen the former failures.
Th legislative committee of the Real
Estate exchange has quite a difflcu.lt
problem before It In the framing of an
intelligent and equitable foreclosure law
or an amendment to the present' law;
and the exchange proper, which Is in
.'favor of a change, has a difficult prob
'lem.lf trie bill Is framed in getting favor
able "action from the state legislature.
In the past legislatures have looked
v.tth disdain upon any change in the
present law. The ppposltion to Its pas
sage comes from the rural districts,
which have been In the majority, and the
cities and larger towns have to be con
tent with' the action of the representa
tives of thope sections.
Time and again has the local exchange
endeavored to secure a more reasonable
foreclosure clause. It has appointed com
mittees to look over the laws of other
states,' practically all of whom hold out
'more justice to the real estate dealer and
property owner than our . own, and pre
sented these statistics In arguments with
' Missouri and other states which have a
greater city population than Nebraska
have", laws better suited for the progress
of 'the realty business and at the sam
time properly framed to make It Im
possible for the unscrupulous man to
get something for nothing. In other
words they do not, as the Nebraska law
dees,, give to the man who Is Inclined
to ' be a little off color in scruples, a
chance to hold and use property, for a
period of nine months for nothing.
Owners of big buildings in the . city
may .consider themselves lucky that such
persons have not gotten hands on their
property and stuck with it under the
protection of our present law, for it is
just a. matter of luck, that they have
. Despite these unfruitful attempts in
the psst, the Real Estate exchange will
again endeavor to secure a change In the
law. ' It was decided to do this at the
Jat -'meeting of the organization, princi
pally for the benefit of the younger
The last, week has revealed, the record
price for Douglas street property. M.
Fanger, a prosperous merchant living in
Omaha and owning dry goods .stores In
Plattsmouth and Missouri Valley, paid
51,000 'a front toot for twenty-two feet of
ground between Thirteenth and. Four
teenth streets. The prbperty ls an addi
tion to the thirty-three feet adjoining
on the east, which gives him a frontage
on Douglas street of- fifty-five ' feet for
a. building he will -plan later. ' The sale
of the property was negotiated by Birkett
George G. "Wallace, who has taken the
sale of the large body of real esfate re
cently acquired by Bellevus college, ad
dressed an enthusiastic meeting ot tlx
Commercial club of Bellevue, Thursday
night. Mr. Wallace spoke of the manner
in which he had become Interested In
the Bellevue proposition, almost against
his will. The more he looked into the
matter, the more he had become con
vinced that the time had- come when
Bellevue Is rapidly to take its place as
one of Omaha's most populai1 suburbs.
He said that already he had had numer
ous communications from people regard
ing Bellevue. He said he found a popular
Impression that clear titles could not be
obtained to Bellevue property, but that
he had looked into this and found this
The club passed resolutions of cb-oper.
atlon with Mr. Wallace in promoting the
Intefest of the college and village. A
committee on publicity was appointed to
co-operate with a similar one appointed
by the trustees of the college. A com
mittee was also appointed to wait upon
the village board In the Interest of Im
proved streets. B. R. Stouffer is the
president of the club and W. S. Shafer,
The Charles E. Williamson company
has just issued a map of Omaha. . It is
well suited for office use, especially for
real estate men. An original Idea is used
to good advantage In an index of streets
on the margin opposite the line of the
streets. A separate outline of the build
ing and hotel section of Omaha Is printed
on the sheet-which Is of glazed trans
parent paper to be tacked upon the well.
A Dangerous Wound
It rendered antlsceptlc by Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve, the healing wonder for sores,
burns, piles, eczema'and salt rheum. 25c.
For sal by Baton Drug Co.
Homes on the Installment Plan
By Arthur O. Clausen,
UYING furniture and, hornet
oii the Installment plan has
enabled many a young eoupl
to own a comfortable home
In a few years, from the sav
ings of a small salary, who
would have had nothing but possibly the
furniture and rent receipts, had It not
been for the Installment plan method of
securing a home.
There havo sprung up, however, In
connection with this method of obtain
ing a home, several e.vjls ..which home
owners who contemplate obtaining a
horde In this .way should know about.
For convenience we will classify the' dif
ferent kind of homebulldlns promoters
as "A" "B" and "C." Promotor. "A" ts
a man who will induce you to buy from
hi in a lot. on which he will build a home
without telling you all of the expenses
Involved and require as fecurlty 'a right
of attorney, an assignment an,d any
other security that he can possibly, claim
from you. Informing you 'that yo'i are to
poy a certain amount which we will
state as $25 per month, to apply on Him
cost of the house. In fine print In the
contract with him Is the further state
ment that you must pay In monthly In
stallments 6 per cent of all the money In
volved, the taxes, Insurance, water taxes.
and keep1up all the repairs, all of which
raises ths monthly payment a consider
able amount, varying, of course, accord
ing to the principal involved.
In addition. ta this, you. find that you
have paid "an exorbitant price for your
let, an exorbitant price for ..the .bouse,
even lf.it wera bull right, and that th
house has been so poorly built, everything
being of the very cheapest and poorest
that could possibly b put in.to.lt, and
covered up temporarily with cheap paint
and varnish that the bill for repairs Is
continuous and large. The result Is. that
the cost of your home (s a great, worry
Instead of a pleasure and soon becomes a
millstone 'that wakes you wish that ypu
had been contented to stay In the cosy
Promote? "B' Is man ho requires
that you own- a lot. and sometimes In
addition to this you are required to pay
certain amount of the principal to bo
borrowed, this usually being about 10
per cent which would be 1300 on a loan
of 3,0t0. Promoter 'B" wilt tell you
that you have to pay 6 per cent Interest
In .addition to a certain amount on the
principal eacji, month. Which he will figure
WkJ 0m pi I
lria hsSm mrm
I I ' 'l I Nil Ill I '"I I
MP CLAUSEN'S BOOK
"The Art, lolenes and Sentiment
Thirty ohaptars, 300 Ulastrattoas.
It oovers a wide range of snbjeots
lnoludiag ths planning or bangs'
lows, suburban and olty hones,
oostlng from 93,000 to 00,000, tot-.
lag ooutraots, choosing materials,
S roper design of entrance, win
ows, flreplsoes, ato.. Now third
dltloa. . JPrloa, postpaid, $ijb0.
Address, Arthar O. Clausen,
Arohttaot. 1136-3T.a Lnrober Ba
ch sage, . Minneapolis, asinnsaota.
out you, but he -seldom mentions the
fact before the deal is closed, that you
will also be required to pay taxes, in
surance, water tax, and Keep up the re
pairs, all of which amounts to consider
able. Promoter V'B" also Insists on
building the house and while he may
build It a little better than promoter
"A," he has the advantage on you- and
can give what he pleases, at any price
that ha tnay wish to oharge.
Promoter "C" Is the man who Insists
on your having ths lot, who also Insists
on your providing a substantial amount
ot the cost of the house so that the
amount of- your Intartst will not squal
ths amount of ths payment, on the prin
cipal each month, and so that you will
In this way make greater headway on
the principal. Having no detire to make
any more off the deal than a legitimate
mount Of Interest, hs does not care
who you gat to build the house, as long
as ths man Is financially responsible
arid will do the work right, for he must
always figure on the possibility ot ttio
house coming back on his hands, and
stands ready to advance the money as
demanded by the contractor during the
progress of ths work. He Is the man who
ts really Interested in seeing young peo
ple and people In moderate circumstances
have homes of their own, and will do
everything hs can. to help them get a
comfortable home on easy, payments,
which they will always enjoy. If you
want a home on the Installment pln, do
business with promoter "C."
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J P""- i'niz-o"' M
BETTER LIVING IN THE WORLD
Agricultural Production Keeping
Pace rlth the Increase In
From statements made In an' official
publication tf the Department of Agri
culture there Is reason to believe that
agricultural production throughout ths
world has In recent years Increased more
rapidly than population. If this Is true,
as It appears to be, price enhancement
cannot be charged to relative decline In
The report deals In detail with a num
ber of the more Important crops. It
states that the estimate of Increase In
the total population of the world is about
I per cent a year. It shows that twenty
years ago the average wheat crop of the
world was 2,471,000,000 bushels a year, as
compared with an average of a little
Stylish Face Brick
A correctly dressed person presents
an exceedingly attractive appearance.
Much more does a "correctly clothed"
house attract and please those who see it.
We have to our credit, as face brick
people, many well dressed brick houses.
Go where you may, the beautiful, attrac
tive, artistic brick houses of Omaha are
clothed with Sunderland Face Brick.
Architects and owners are invited to
specify Sunderland Brick.
Fire Place Goods
Every modern house has its fireplace.
Every fireplace must have Andirons,
Basket Grate, Fire Set and Fender.
In our displayroom will be found all
the latest and best designs at very low
We also build fireplaces of Tile,
Marble, Oynx and Wood.
We take contracts for the floors for
bathrooms, store rooms and buildings
like the W. O. W.
SUNDERLAND BROS. CO. 1614 Harney St.
more than 3,800.000,000 bushels at the
present time. . That Is, population hav
Ing Increased approximately 20 per cent,
wheat supply has Increased 33 per cent.
The corn supply, a very large percentage
of . which comes from the soil of this
country, is greater than It was ten years
ago by an average of nearly SO per cnt.
The gain in oats has bean only a little
less than that In corn. It appears that
while the average total world production
of the five great staples, wheat, corn,
rye, oats and barley, for tho five year
period 1805-99 was 10,707,000,000 bushels, the
average for the flvs years 1805-09 was
18,437,000,000, a gain of considerably more
than IS per cent, while population In
creased approximately 10 per cent. A
similar condition appears in the produc
tion of rice, sugar, potatoes, tobacco,
flaxseed and cotton. ' .
The argument of a per capita decrease
. We certainly have convinced you In former Bd-M
vertlsements that Home Builders' Preferred $1.00
Shares are profitable. They are guaranteed to pay t
per cent Interest in addition to a pro-rata share of :
We want to demonstrate by facts that these
shares are not only PROFITABLE, but ABSOLUTE
LY SAFE, because Home Builders' funds are all in-,
vested In mortgages on new homes built by us for.
home buyers. . .
latNo loans are made by Home Builders to Specu-
la tors. .
Snd No loans are made on old buildings.
3rd -No loans are made to those compelled to tor
Kr,,o nf .dvomttv and perhaps un-.
hi' tn mnk th monthly payments. n
4tn No loans are nade on the owners viu.u..
or any appraisement. We know the value ol-.v
every security and have a personal knowledge !
of exsct amount Invested by the owner, be--cause
we put up the dwellings. 1
Our booklet, the "New Way," explains fully Home Builders plan and,
HOW TO SECURE A HOME. , ..
. AMERICAN SECURITY COMPANY ;
808 South 17th Street. Both rhones 3867.;.
Office Open Saturday Evenings Vntll ine ucickk.
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Evry Objection ton Futnaet EliminaUd."
r 11 rilf XTD XT ITU M B( h B
NEW MAKVLL wmtM ma x u"vm
b.-ih,,.i nnri nroof. Made- en-
tlrely out of Oenulne Old Htyle Wroughjaron
Usder the Obelisk erected on the banks 'of the 1
River Nile before the birth of Mopfes, ove
S.000 years ago, was found a 0?nu" wUfJ!
Iron Wedge; analysis proves It to ba of the
J, material. It takes 3.500 ,10 3.900 de
grees to melt Wrought Iron, Wlle cast Iron
melts at 8.000 degrees. ,-' " '
Wonder Stoel Furnaces wrought ron
lined; Kxcelslor and DoujrfLi are all t ron
furnaces; comprising a Una suitable to ftU
"'Following bookW aalled upon request:
'Marvel Story." "Warm Air or Hot Water,
sjid "Why Wrougfj Iron Furnaces Should Bs
WPlsns and correspondence solicited. No.
charge for xpart advice. Correspondents out
of Omaha, glva us your preferred daalers
name. , -'
6KAXA 8T0VB BEPAX DOBKS, .
, OMASA BTOVB KS7AIB WOBXS,
JTot Water and Steam Boiler literature mailed
Heating Department "B. ' ."' ,
Bell Phone, Tyler 20.
Ind. Phone. A-IW-
Keep the Hot Sun Out
But Let In the Air
Ordinary wiftlow rtJe will kwp out th hot un,
hut they will also kep out light and a-lr your housa
will be "ahut itt" And ituffy. ; :
Window awnlngg will let to tha otitdoom, Pnd for j,
our estiirator. ' . ,
Scott Tent 8t Awning Co.
ii.iH Ai.ih 12th Street. Tel. Douglag 888. ,
lnsurss satlafetry aomplatloa of
rk aocording is oontraut. mmm0M
NATIONAL FRUITY t CAiMLTT CO.
nation ai rwixrrr cti?ALTr bloo.
Wheii You Die
Don't Leavo a Mortgaged Homo
Our (ew Home Purehasing Plan Offers s
tO WEST INTBRK8T BAXbS ,n
MONTHliV PAYMENTS (Like Rent) H
In 10 YEAR PERIODS, or CANCELS LOAN If death mould occur j
before loan Ja paid. V:'-H
Come In and let u explain. . ...
W. FARNAM SMITH & COMPANY i
, 1419 Farnant.
In supply ss an explanation of enhanced
prices Is evidently unsupported by -nomle
facts. The charges, so frequsntly
made by demagogues and other HI In
formed psrsons, that tha tariff, the trusts
and ths transportation companies are th
malevolent agencies r.Ponslble for ha
increase In cost of living In this country
Into a cocaeo n "
fot that similar ao-
have UUen place prait;j
be that tha wags
ins ' , m
today, and aii omnr
demand more 1000. nn
...... - J i. mmtmr
food of bettsr quality "
variety than did those of their kind , w
eral years ago, Tha supply Is greater,
actually snd relatively, but the Increase
In supply has not kept psce with the
larger demand; Measured by thslr means
the people of the world as a whole oceupy
a higher puna than they did a few years
s go. The condition Is not undesirable,
but It is necessarily more apenslve.
New tork Bun.
10,000 People Cro wde
Around the VaJspaj: Booth at the National Archi
tects'and Builders' Show in NewYorkCity to see
Proof of pm Quality
Interesting, Simple and Convincing. This Demon
stration Can NOW be Seen IN THIS TOWN
In Our Window
It proves that Valspar is the best Varnish for
your use, and no other Varnish can take its
place. Even if you are not ready to use Varni3h
SEE THE TEST NOW
Tha Plan of a Hons to the Mast lib'
portant Tsattus of SoUdiag. ..
'im l'iiyii"iin u nun uiiiiiui.ua mii, i a
If you do not have a good plan you
will not be satisfied with jour house.
We have given a great deal of thought
and attention to bungalow architecture
and the houses we have planr id are the
best recommendation of our wosk.
Some of the best houses in On.aha are
Included In our book. ,
Bungalows and Other
which contains photos and floor plant
as well ss a great deal of other Infor
mation for the home builder.- Contrac
tors and builders should also bs Inter
ested In the book. Come in and ex
amine the work and let us help you plan
your home and save you a great deal
of money as well. lery prospective
hoiT bulldur should have this book,
which costs only 11.00, and is worth
many times that amount as.lt will savs
90 of the architect s price ror plana.
Burd F. Mi ler Co;!:
244 Brandels Theatre Building, y
Tyler 1321. Omaha, Keb.
rhone Douglas 353 ; 3
Residence. Harney 4283 - -
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E. J. DA Vis!
1818 Farriam Street
. Omaha, Nebraska. '
THE ONLV WATERPROOF VARNISH IX THE WORLD,
THEN YOU WILL KNOW WHAT TO USE.
OX.D A ITS atTABAJITZBD BY
MYERS-DILLON PAINT DEPARTMENT
1416 Harney Street
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