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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JULY 16, 1916.
FOR MONTH OF JUNE
Omaha Shows Up Well Among
Cities in the Way of Con
GAIN OVER ONE YEAR AGO
Nebraska Furnishes Wisconsin with
Its First School Efficiency Officer
Building operations throughout the
United States, as recorded by 103
principal cities, for the month of June,
how an increase of 44 per cent over
June, 1915. Building permits were is
sued in these cities during June total
. ing $91,768,080, as against $63,890,866
for June, 1915. These are the figures
compiled by the American Con
' tractor of Chicago.
The comparative gain over the cor-
responding months of last' year is as
' May, 32; April, 16, March 18, Febru
; ary, 20; January, 35 per cent. Thus
' the record of June shows that the
'. building operations in the country, in
t stead of shrinking, as they may be
' expected to do in June, are speeding
Showing Hade by Omaha.
' Omaha has issued permits for 133
buildings during June, as against 114
in June of last year. The building
: permits for June in Omaha totaled
: $604,000, as against $594,590 in June
s year ago.
; Says the American Contractor re-
garding the building operations of
j the country: ' '
"This condition is' most gratifying
when it is remembered, that a consid
i erable amount of construction work is
held in abeyance, pending a reduction
in the cost of iron and steel, and per
haps some other forms of material.
There has been a softening of prices
for structural material, however, in
recent weeks and the date when this
withheld business may be commenced
may not be far in the future. Not only
is the Tolume of business largely in
excess of that of a year ago, but the
number of building permits shows an
increase, namely, 26,593, compared
with 24,468 for June, 1915.
Sixty-Seven Show Gains.
"Of the 103 cities included in the
list, sixty-seven show gains and thir
s ty-six losses. New York, in its five
; boroughs, makes the substantial gain
of 117 per cent; Chicago scores a 45
per cent improvement, ana Phila
delphia one of 33 per cent. There are
many other notable gains.
"A summary of the monthly build
ing statistics for the first six months
of the year reaches the total of $484,
786,616, as compared with $361,264,
854 for the first six months of 1915, an
increase of 27 per cent. '
I Hotel Completed
'- The Edgewater Beach hotel of
'. Chicago is the very latest thing in
hotels in Chicago. The hotel was
completed Saturday, July 15, although
: it has been receiving guests for over
, a month. Its exceptional location and
surroundings, together with its un
usual style and design, have already
. made it a much-talked-of place. It it
located on the waters' edge on Lake
Michigan. The ground and floor plan
is that of a Maltese cross. Corridors
ran down the center of each arm of
' the cross, with rooms opening into
: either side of the corridors. Thus,
each of the 500 rooms is an outside
room, and every room is with bath.
The dining room is said to have a
seating capacity of 1,800 guests, and is
all enclosed in glass, ceiling and sides.
Private passageways are provided
through which one may pass from his
room in bathrobe and bathing suit
directly to a plunge in the lake. The
building and furnishing cost $2,000,-
Bedford Firm to Conduct
Another Sale in Druid Hill
Jeff W. Bedford & Son expect to
put about 100 lots on sale in the Druid
Hill addition on July 22 to 23. This is
to be a final cleanup of lota in this
district, which were not put on the
market last summer. '.
The lots are to be'sold on the easy
payment plan of $2 down and 50
cents per week at prices of $135 to
Graders are now busy putting the
streets in shape for the sale and the
tract will present's very attractive
appearance on the sale dates. Druid
Hill lies between the Belt line and
Thirty-sixth avenue, Sprague and
Are the Very Latest
Just like buying a ready made suit
of clothes, so one may now buy a
ready made and furnished house in
Omaha. George & Co. ventured into
the experiment and have built four
handsome homes with which to make
this experiment. The Orchard-Wil-helra
company is to furnish them
throughout. One at Fiftieth and
Howard streets is furnished with
choice furniture, carpets, rugs,
drapery, wall paper, stoves, in fact,
everything is ready for the owner to
Efficiency man for the city schools
of the state of Wisconsin, that is
what W. W. Theisen of West Point,
Neb., is to be next year. Officially
he will be known as "state supervisor
and director of educational measurements."
This well known young Nebraska
school man thus leaps into a position
paying him $2,500 a year.
The creation of a position of this
kind is a new development in educa
tion. This one in Wisconsin is the
first state position of its kind.
Mr. Theisen is a native of West
Point, Neb. He is a graduate of the
University of Nebraska, where he
took his degree of bachelor of science
in 1907. Later he took some graduate
work at the University of Wisconsin.
After leaving the University of Ne
braska, Mr. Thiesen taugh the high
school at West Point; later he be
came principal of the Beemer schools,
and later superintendent of schools at
Desiring to go further with his
educational work, he spent the last
twi) years at Columbia university,
New York City, where he specialized
in educational administration. During
the summer of 1915 he was on the
staff of the Maryland Educational
Survey commission, where he assisted
in making the Maryland state school
Mr. Theisen is a brother of Ralph
Theisen, the Nebraska university bas
ket ball "flipper," and also of H. H.
Theisen, coach of the Geneva High
sign the deed. The other four houses
are soon to be furnished in the same
way, if it is found that this system is
Hastings & Heyden Report
Sales in Benson Gardens
The following are some recent sales
by Hastings & Heyden in Benson
Peter Nicoline purchased Tract 204,
Benson Gardens for $800.
Ernest Johnson purchased Tract
133, Benson Gardens for $450.
Virginia Mallon purchased lot 14.
block 6, West Benson for $900.
Henry A. Honack purchased lots 9
and 10, block 15, West Benson for
William I. jtonacK purcnaseo 101 u,
block 15, West Benson for $300.
Vernon Scott purchased tract lu,
Benson Gardens for $450.
William C. Hushes ourchased lots
29 and 30, Benson Gardens for $1,150.
Joseph L. Edwards purchased Tract
55, Benson Gardens for $1,000.
Eric N. Carson purchased Tract 83,
Benson Gardens for $875.
Nellie Steinmann purchased a house
and an acre of ground in Benson
Gardens for $l,60U.
Andrew F. Ahlstrom purchased
Tract 197, Benson Gardens for $800.
Dora E. Ploutz purchased Tract 200,
Benson Gardens for $1,400.
Benno A. Nickles ourchased Tract
63, Benson Gardens for $1,000.
William and Rose Howisey pur
chased Tract 52, Benson Gardens for
tilen A. Kutledge and Albert B.
jxuucugc VI iicuanMu ..cut, iui-
chased lots 5 and 6, block 3, West
Benson for $53U.
Josephine Williams purchased lots
14 and 15. block 14. West Benson for
Contract Let for New
The contract for the construction of
the Morris Packing company's new
fertilizer plant, on the South Side,
has been awarded to Grant Parsons
of Omaha. This is to be a structure
of reinforced concrete. ' It will cost
in the neighborhood of $40,000. Carl
B. Kraua was awarded the contract
for the reinforcing steel.
Huge Increase in London's
' Population Is Predicted
(Correspordence of Ths Associated Press.)
. London, June 7. In 1975 London's
population will hare increased 20,000,-.
000, Arthur Crow, a leading architect,
told the Roval Society of Arts while
outlining plans for housing so many
Deoole. I o provide comfortable quar
ters for such a population would re
quire 1,040 square miles, allowing
tnirty persons to tne acre lor tne
whole area. This would mean, Mr.
Crow added, a city with a radius from
its center of eighteen miles.
Negotiations Start for
Revision of Jap-Franco Tariff
(Correspondence of The Associated Fran.)
Tokio, June 7. Governor General
Roume of French Indo-China has ar
rived in Japan in connection with ne
gotiations between Japan and France
for a revision of the customs tariff be
tween Japan and the French colony.
It is understood here that France will
make customs restrictions which will
permit of a greater exportation of
Japanese goods into inao-tnina.
I st -& ' ' Jit
In his new position Mr. Theisen
will be connected wtjh the Wisconsin
State Department of Education.
Many Would Retire
Service in the P. I.
(Correrpo'ideneo of Tho. Assoelsted Prtu.)
Manila, June 7. The last month has
seen a rush of applications from
American employes for retirement
from the insular government service.
The retirement law, passed at the last
session of the insular legislature, pro
vides that employes who have served
the insular government for six years
or more may retire and receive in
three emiai annual installments at
least two-thirds of the annual salary
they enjoyed at the time ot their re
tirement. The amount of this retire
ment fund increases with length of
service to the full amount of a year's
salary for those who have served the
government ten years or more.
All applications to be entitled to
the benefit of this law must be in the
hands of the governor general by the
end of the month. This has brought
about the recent flood of applications.
It seems safe to say that by the end
of the month every American entitled
to benefit by the retirement law will
have filed an application.
But this does not mean that the gov
ernment is to lose all its oldest em
ployes. The retirement application
must be oassed upon by both the.ap-
plicant's immediate chief and the gov
ernor general, wnere a man can oe
soared or where he can snow good
reasons why his application should be
accented, it is Drobable that favorable
action will be taken. But the man
who has no good reason for retiring
or the man whose services are so valu
able that the government would be
crippled by his withdrawal, cannot re
tire. The filing of his application will
entitle him to the benefits of the act,
when the government decides it can
spare him and he expresses a desire
to leave but until that time he must
remain in the government service.
And no man can file an - application.
in the expectation that his request
that it be granted in two or five years,
as the case may be, will be granted.
The date of retirement depends upon
the employe s chief and the governor
Guns at Ypres Rattle the
Windows in City of London
(Correspondence ot The Associated Prow.)
London, July 2. The sound of the
bis suns at Yoress has been heard on
rare occasions in various parts of Lon
don, occasionally at a point in fcssex
county, 150 miles away and repeatedly
at points in this country, 125 miles
from the scene of firing, according to
Miller Christy, a member - of the
Royal Meteorological society. Wind
ows in the Temple, a huge building of
law offices almost in the heart of the
city, were rattled violently many
times by the Ypres guns.
Lloyd George, minister of muni
tions, and Sir A. Conan Doyle, were
among those who had heard the
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Belt .Line Proposition to Go
Through Without Change
of Track Location.
FORMAL REPORT MONDAY
The Citv Planning board approved
the Belt line track elevation plan
without change of the present track
location. This plan carriet with it
overhead track structures at Dodge,
Douglas and Farnam streets and
eliminates the Dodge street viaduct
The city council will receive a for
mal report from the planning board
on Monday, and it is understood will
legalize the elevation plan through
The Missouri Pacific Railway com
pany, through Chief Engineer Head
lev, aiieed to expend between $100,-
000 and $110,0110 on this improvement.
start wthin thirty days and nave
Dodge street clear by January 1.
Spent Week on Plans.
The planning board spent nearly a
week going over several plans. E.
I'. Goodridge, one of the board's ex
perts, recommended removal of the
railway company's right-of-way to
Forty-sixth street and carrying out a
track depression plan, which would
necessi'ate an expenditure of approx
imately $100,000 more than the eleva
tion plan. If the Goodridge plan pre
vailed, the city or property owners
would be required to pay the excess
of the depression over the elevation
plan, inasmuch as the Missouri Pa
cific will only pay at this time just
what is necessary for Safety. The
plan adopted by the planning board is
practically the Missouri Pacific plan
with a few modifications.
It is agreed that a fourteen-foot
clearance shall be established under
the tracksc at Dodge streets, and the
strength and appearance of the struc
ture shall be approved by the plan
ning board. Temporary clearances
of thirteen feet will be placed at
Douglas and Farnam streets, subject
to widening when the company shall
finally establish the grade of its main
line tracks south of Farnam street.
The grade crossing at Forty-eighth
and Leavenworth streets eventually
will be eliminated. The structures to
be placed over Douglas and Farnam
streets at this time will be known as
semi-permanent and will be made per
manent when the Leavenworth street
situation shall be considered.
No Switch Tracka at Grades.
The planning board further stipu
lated that when the main line track
shall have been ultimately establish
ed, there shall be no switch tracks at
grade crossings. The company wants
to maintain its switch tracks at Doug
las and Farnam streets.
Chairman Morton of the planning
board, addressing the city council,
recommended the passage of an ordi
nance to provide for an industrial
sone to be bounded by Forty-sixth
street, Saddle Creek boulevard, Far
nam and Cuming streets, outside of
which no industries will be permitted
along the Belt line tracks.
The planning board will report that
it deems the proposed viaduct over
Dodge street inadvisable in view of
the elevation plan, which will elimi
nate grade crossings at three streets.
Insurance Company to Take
Care of Its Guard Employes
The Prudential Insurance company
has adopted a resolution providing
that employes of the company who
are now engaged in the military serv
ice of the United States or who shall
hereafter be so engaged, shall be paid
their full salaries by the company for
a period of six months, dating from
July 1, 1916. If such military service
shall continue longer than January 1.
1917, the company intends to give
further consideration to the matter.
E. J. DAVIS
1212 Farnam St Tel. D. 353
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For MttdtneM, common, , , .$1,TS
Bt quality $2.4
For window iimm, quart 50c
For Uinlnt ahingloa Crooaota baio
taina, par gal.
For rctnoviiur paint and varnish, taxita.
For porch floori, "Porch and Deck"
paint, quart ....95c
For Automobile, up from, quart. .41.10
For interior walla, Docotlnt, pka..,45e
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We More to 15th and Howard About August 1st.
Mandate of President
Li Yuan Hung
When Takes Office
(Corrapondenc. of Th. AMOdatd Praw.)
Peking, July 2. President Li
Vuanhung's official mandate an
nouncing his assumption of the presi
dency in succession to Yuan Shi-Kai,
was simple and brief. The full text
"Yuan-hung has assumed the office
of president on this, the seventh day
of the sixth month. Realizing his lack
of virtue, he is extremely solicitous
lest something may miscarry. His
single aim will be to adhere strictly
to law for the consolidation of the re
public, and the moulding of the coun
try into a really constitutionally zif
ministered country. May all officials
and people act in sympathy with this
idea and with the united soul and
energy fulfill the part that is lacking
in him. 1 his is his great hope.
"The present general situation is ex
ceedingly precarious. Having just
shouldered the great burdens of the
state I need the assistance of others In
everything pertaining to administra
tive measures. All civil and military
officials outside of Peking should,
therefore, remain at their posts and
assist in solving the present troubles.
Let no man shirk his duties in, the
"The republic was the child of the
revolution of the year of Hsin Hai.
The late great president, who sup
ported the republic and consolidated
the whole country, worked diligently
day and night planning for the coun
try under great embarrassment.
Heaven has denied him longer age.
and he has left this world after illness.
The whole country mourns in sor
row, as I succeed him with the diffi
culties of our day. Respecting the
funeral and interment, the Kuo Wo
Yuan shall instruct the officials in
charge of such matters carefuly to ex
amine the rites and regulations both
of China and foreign countries relat
ing to the subject, and draft a suitable
program so that the sincere wish of
the state to give full recognition to the
merits ot the departed may thereby be
War Risk Policies Taken
Out by Italian Soldiers
(Corrppond.c. of The AMOclated Prow.)
Rome, July 2. The National Insti
tution of Insurance, whose capital is
guaranteed by the government, has
announced that any Italian soldier
now at the front may take out a war
risk policy of as much as $10,000. The
directors have taken this action as a
patriotic measure to keep up the
spirits of the soldiers at the front with
families dependent upon them.
British Sailors Join the
Russian Armor Car. Unit
(Correffpontlence of Tho Asioclated Proas.
Petrograd, July 2. Several hundred
British sailors, mostly Irishmen, ar
rived, in Russia recently to join the
Russian armies as an armored-car
unit. The British came by way of
Archangel and were met by enthusi
astic crowds here, at Moscow and
other important cities.
How to Cure Colds.
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and destroys the cold terms. All drutslsts.
TO GUARD AGAINST
Railroad Heads Have Plan to
Eliminate Hitch in Move
ment of Grain.
HAVE MUTUAL AGREEMENT
With the approach of the grain
shipping season and with indications
that throughout Nebraska, Kansas,
Iowa and South Dakota the wheat
crop is going to be the largest ever
grown, heads of the railroads are of
the opinion that a plan has been for
mulated which, when it is put into
effect, will eliminate the possibility
of a freight car shortage.
Local freight men assert that not
withstanding the enormous small
grain crop, this year there will be
plenty of cars to take care of the
business. The plans are being worked
out already and thousands of freight
cars that have been run through the
shops during the last three months
and put in first-class condition are be
ing hurried out to the distributing
points in dose proximity to the grain
Generally, the long strings of
freight cars are going to junction
points and other places, from which
they can be quickly moved to the
small stations to be ready when or
ders for their use are received.
Exports Caused Trouble.
Last year and prior thereto, the
shortage in grain -carrying freight
cars was due in a great measure to
the fact that so much equipment was
loaded with wheat for export, carried
to the seaboard and the gulf ports
and there held for weeks and months
on sidings. The export demand was
so great that there were not enough
of the ocean-going vessels to handle
the trade and not enough elevators
along the coast for the storage of
the grain. As a consequence it was
held in the cars, which were shunted
back onto slidngs, fifty to 100 miles
from the ports. This resulted in
many thousands of cars of the west
ern, roads being held out of service,
preventing later on the movement of
grain to the domestic market.
Now the railroads have adopted an
ironclad agreement that entirely does
away with this storage of grain in
cars and which, if kept in effect, will
result in there being plenty of grain
carrying cars at all times.
Will Do Away with Delay.
The agreement between the roads
is that no grain for export will be
loaded into a car until the export
agent furnishes a receipt, showing
that he has secured space on the ves
sel on which it is proposed to make
the export shipment. This receipt
must designate the port from which
the shipment will be made, the name
of the vessel and the date of sailing.
Until this data is furnished no order
for a car will be accepted, nor will
any bill of lading be issued.
Under the new order of things, both
local railroad and grain men assert
that a car of grain can be loaded out
of Omaha for Atlantic or gulf ports,
reach its designation and the empty
car be back in the territory inside of
four weeks, whereas, under the work
ings of the old rule, cars frequently
did not get back into home territory
inside of six months, and in many in
stances they have been away for more
tlian 9 var.
Fever Breaks Out
Marines in Peking
(Correspondence of The Associste.l Press.)
Peking, June 7. Scarlet fever broke
out among the 200 American marines
stationed in Peking as guard at the
American legation. In an effort to
prevent the spread of the disease,
Colonel Neville, commandant of the
guard, ordered the men to move out
of the barracks and placed them un
der canvas, with only two men in
each tent. The tents were pitched on
the recreation ground adjoining the
legation compound , and outside the
compound wall, where all Chinese
could see them plainly.
Immediately a rumor was circulated
that the American legation had
brought extra troops from the Philip
pines to protect foreigners against
possible rioting which might result
from the unsettled political condi
tions and the financial stringency
brought about by the moratorium.
This rumor grew, and added to it
was a report that the Japanese were
also to bring in thousands of troops
from Tsingtau and Japan for the pro
tection of foreigners.
These reports become so insistent
that the Chinese government issued a
formal denial, explaining the reason
for the tented colony outside the
American legation compound.
Only five of the American marines
have the scarlet fever. These are
quarantined in a gun-shed on the city
wall adjoining the legation.
Legal Adviser to Chinese
Government Arrives in Peking
(Correspondence of The Associated Prsss.)
Peking, June 7. Dr. W. W. Wil
loughby of Johns Hopkins university,
who has been named legal adviser to
the Chinese government, arrived in
Peking the day before the death of
Yuan Shi Kai, and had no opportunity
to see the president whom he was to
advise on constitutional matters.
Dr. Willoughby has been in China
before, and has made an extensive
study of Chinese politics. As one of the
first steps of Li Yuan-hung's admin
istration will be the framing of a new
constitution, Dr. Willoughby's serv
ices will be very acceptable to the new
administration. Before coming to
Peking this time Dr. Willoughby had
known Vice President Li Yuan-hung
and was thoroughly conversant with
his view on Chinese governmental affairs.
Every Farm Personally Inspect
ed by a Member of the Firm.
Payne Investment Co.,
637 Omaha Nat'l Bank Bldf.
n. tsgstf PCx
Financial Statement, July 1, 1916
Real Estate Mortgages and
Uncompleted Building Con
Bills Receivable 31,114.14
Stocks and Bonds . 1,069,50
Loans on Home Builders
Accrued Interest 3,402,11
Furniture and Fixtures 1,183.82
Cash on Hand and With
Fiscal Agents 91,785.60
Capital Stock $244,392.00
Accounts Payable for Labor
and Material on Dwell
ings Under Construction
(Not Yet Due) 18,350.97
Ford Hospital Co., Subscrip
tion Account 2,500.00
Dividends Payable 11,952.08
Surplus and Undivided Pro-
1 fits 50,134.24
We hereby certify that we have audited the business of the Home
Builders (Inc.), and we further certify that the above statement is in
accordance with their Books and Records on July 1st, 1916.
Signed this 12th day of July, 1916.
(Signed) E. A. DWORAK,
Certified Public Accountant.
A Growing Concern
1911 ..$ 17,127.65
1915 (6 months) -327,329.29
FIVE YEARS' PROFITS
Total cash dividend paid on each
Total surplus credited to each 100
shares ..... 20.00
Total etarnings on each $100 in
5 years . .$57.97
Or over 11 per cent per annum..
DOES NOT SPECULATE DOES
NOT BUILD EXCEPT TO ORDER.
FINANCING AND BUILDING only
for a builders profit and 7 per cent
to investors and all surplus profits.
Shares may be ordered by mail or in
person. A part of your business is so
licited. For information, address Ameri
can Security Co., Fiscal Agents for Home
Builders, Omaha, Neb.
We have sufficient new building contracts in the office to employ all the cash
now on hand.
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