The Loup City northwestern. (Loup City, Neb.) 189?-1917, June 21, 1917, Image 3

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dates for cowing events.
Jill • sr. t.. 27 International Aas'n
uf 1: l»aj Ageuto uud !*<*
U'-r M*■*•♦.ug at Omaha
Jun- --r-.-. -4 Vniennial t'elelini- 1
Hoti rl North l*tattc.
Ju!-. • to 2*- siatr Teoni* Tourna
ment at >uj»-r.‘<r
August >• !*• Farm Tractor IVtn
MUtiratit'i. at I rcttmn*
3 to 7—Nebraska Suite
Fair at Lincoln.
**• 7 notum ha* u hiriser t»*ei
a- •• » "■* •» usual it iuuottiititic To
'es A X. Ma I tiers, jiresi- !
*!•. * '!<e tiering National Imrik and i
* -tin mil **f the executive council of
"• Nei.r;.., Kut - r-' jt - s inlion. es
!--*! •! from »l*i> should tie |*ro
ell It, X2 |mtllltls of
• ugar.
A at ion p*■’>-' i.. against the
I*"-"I- »»-■! .tamp ! a on cheeks under
* • - - : * ■ by oi' WHS pus-ed
jin- *-.«*-« a r* led Washington by the
^ bia -• i I: ■ l • assiu-iatiou at u
ti«c**t 11 g at «Huh ha.
Tl mm ha • ■’an K\change passed
• *u -g-ng early enuetiuent
t-> »s t,rn|K«s«sl legislation
4 • • «. w t .-at production
« r- • led by Pres dent Wilson.
-1. A Kp !•; a farmer of lie- Bent
■ • - • m.- rkcted four wagon
rc»-ntly for which lie
» . so t bushel. or a tidal of
«•:. *l...usr ;.d st.e-kers etMTs. year- |
. - 1 ■ *. -s were sold at
•rr --- riu - four hours, the
* - g fr- -• to S!is 1,,-ad
.:a.-■! ■.. .. ,-r g'T.issi.
U J-. r H Sm f*i of t'uiversity |*la*-e
1» M♦ > *s- accepted rei-ruit for the
t’ » * . • regiment, His application
»:•.« t h. l.v t'ap'am *'raw ford at
I Itniltl
It f-'r p-A-|tig eleven lm*in*>«»
* - * ■ it I ■ •-*..* ar«- le-ing dosed.
(• • • • t.■.s -,.-s< 1.1..-k inis Just been
• • : Two u|»-io-dntf garage
arc tw-lllg . s.'Cted.
Th* l..t.' • fi-«*rcte I tor--hester hi git- j
v . n **v ary to the «t I. I* road.
has —1 * t -1}--1 and conspi.'uou
srgf.s ■ — far’ 'l.. ■ i .>;rse of tie th-*r
st -ttigt'i- i voters [>asM-d ou -
* ■ •*> s . ■ t nrojsisjTioii at ti
s;-~a: . Tie |.ro|sis>iion car- j
re. )■; a g.«**i majority.
The Vet.rask: llsitik«-rs* A'so.-ia- :
t"»ii w t.oid if* MTimii i convention
< * -1e\f f: ; e date not hav
ing yet *»s-n decided.
Th- . S.-liool board has !
1 «f>»! At for erwtjon of a modern
Tt,n. ’ •• and community eentcr
bOild tilg
P - • •• for building tie
new -si i rafe-is de l'bantu! church
-* !: Will cost
T* • • it .g of the Elk horn
I ‘ -so afjoli has lieeli
;«•»*:- - . • . the early part of .\tt- 1
V 1; — . • b; - been estab
-*:.»■ I ■ V .r-olk for members of the
g r . . ‘ t.. disjH.—■ of their |
A * • - a record for pntrlot
‘--ti r nan :t. th- town of mil
•> n ; .- d ■ li'tstc 1 ■ i some hrancli
of b-- - prior to .t•:• . "
\ la: ’ • • f.r - of *1 1st a bushel
f ■» • **-r, *» . «. ftp ure mark.-T
v as 1 *tr .--r: *'* g a -ase u-soeia
t.:,- ,.f -i - P.ra’u Exchange
\ s .f. -I, lUir.H- Jersey
l.s,.. -r residing near Avoen. sold
.-• • !• r oil f! scales at market
• v- . t: wlr-di brought *h‘v
1: 1 Bryant proprietor of the
ir < a ha. has leased th*
t • .... <-■ r». hotel at Hastings.
V' '■.-** ■ ti- haled hay was
*by e^t m th- Burlington
yti'"1' * Alliance si few days ago
I’* i t—e-nt ..f Agriculture esti
! • N*-*>niska .Tops f..r June 1
' . - Winter wheat.
;o.,, ... spring wheat fi4.
s.» ... .- . . : .H *- T, Si.ii.m hush
'-. -i,... -i.4l<MiMO l.*]s)ieis: ry*-.
2 ' T- * *»* * Niitbel*: and hay. 7.700 080
? f m%,
M-r. ♦».. r- g »»i ti Hiii'er* of tin- An
■ *• • * ■ Ft —I Workmen, in
•:• n . ght <miahu lode***, have
with'tf m• from the Jurisdiction of
h« vcl.grand lodge and have
! * • for admission to tit*'
Iowa grand lodge.
1 ** * *z ■ 1 Theodore Rob
- v * I’.. S ml* of TVtrolt. !
*! 1 i*.'-«»*d through Omaha the oth
•* I ot hike from Detroit to
r lad* left r**'troit Mar
t *tid had *-orered more than httlf i
t * wholly on foot.
• a will !*• exfH'**ted to fur
t* -* ** npplieant* fur the second
trr. :.g 'Tttnji for offir. -s, u liich will
••I- ■ Vitgn** _*T App' .itioti* may he
fib*! with the examining offi.-er a’
F*>rt *'r<«*k near otimlia. between
July 1' anil August IK.
It tie Sjwing* is to hare an old
f-'-ti 1 -*li *'f July eeletiration.
T' -ity emm'»l lias appropriated
t •.* to help with the oX|*en*es and
ti-- * it- - .-s» men are also con trihut
lt>r g.-Oe-etislT.
Klein set a new world's rec
of! ' it twenty-five mil*** on a half
n dtrt ; r Lincoln, driving the
nr minutes aid forty
«#•**. vgsrf «g
1 ' ; * d •• damage was done
' - ^ ' * coUntv last week
’> ; :i st,,nil ,|iaf visiti*d
the reffbdi
V. .rJ. - s figuring <hj Ilavine [
an eight stort hotel. An ••astern con
fdk property with the object In view
of butlditig a hotel. Ttie estimated
coat of the building Is ICttlO.OQn.
W. M Hill of Hebron was elected I
president of the Nebraska Funeral I
iMrortocs* awaoriatioa at the annual |
meeting in «*maha. Lincoln was vot- j
ed the next convention town.
* **ceoia is pl»titling an organiza- |
tioo to eneourage conservation of ,
w'*.* wheat st.s-k for seed pur- i
Nebraska Falls Nearly 11,000 Under
Federal Estimate.
The total number of persons pre
senting themselves for registration in
Nebraska June .7. as retried to Gov
ernor Neville, is lls.lL’M. The ntnu
:*er registered is a little more than
:!ii jwr cent of the total vote of the
state, which is Mirg.ixui. The registra
tion i' classified as follows:
Whit. . .110 46s
Black . 1-457
A lien* . . . 5.044
Citucu of Germany. 1.156
Total .118.123
The returns have not yet been can
vassed as to the number of persons
asking exemption from military serv
ice under the conscription act. hut the
returns indicate possible grounds for
exemption in the ease of *71.774. This
includes all who merely stated that
they had relatives dependent upon
them hut did not ask emeption from
service following is the registration
by counties, excepting two. Hooker
uml Wheeler:
l unty Kettle county ,!‘7f'n
tint on o-c
Adams . l.M» Howard . ■**
Antelope . 1.31 -.-lefToraon .
,,, Johnson .
*r!hur . ^-.Kearney . *«
Banner ... f-^Keitu . *-■'
lame .... lSs',;. . .; paha ... 337
■ M . 1.2 s IK IK.Call . ■ 3
x . s
Boa Butte . 835 1, monster . *.“*'•*
Brown .. SISiancoln .1':;
Buftaio . 3 tes; tun . 189
Burt . 1.124! .oup . 1*7
Butler .1.713 McPherson - 121
1 '<•* .1.638 Madison . I.®3*
has. 33-, Merrick . *•*
• acrr> 1.3i Morrill . 942
' -dar . 1.484 Nance . 9,4
' lo'.nno .. . MU.\cmaha .
• 'olfaa . l.i :. Nuckolls . Id”
' 'lay 1.247 roe . I4'02
I'ueter .. 3.360 Pav. nee . 894
■ 'uniinit ...... l.4»: Ptrklns . 304
■ ‘ . MSPbelpe . **;
! *awee . 833Pierce . 989
• "on . . 1.2 7 Platte . 1.844
I N-uel . 343Polk . 999
I’taon . 1.647 lied Willow ... "1
. ... 3.2031:,. hardson - 1-6a®
! •ouuiaa . 30.444 Kock . **
’ lundj .. 418Saline . t.|*4
Fillmore . 1.251 Sarpy .
s'- ...1.832
Frontier . SOI ScottsMuff . 1~>1
Furnas . 927 s. ward . 1.39b
'harder. . 474 Sheridan .
«.arflfld . 25it Sioux . J;9
. 421 Stanton . Jit
. 2.4S3Shtrman ..
' irant .... 187Thaver .1.114
•••*y . 791 Thomas . 166
Hal! . .. 2 197Tli uratou . 96J
Hamilton . 1.241 Valiev . S4S
Harlan . 7®:v Washington ... 1-OvO
Hayes . 322 Wayne . 1.010
Hitchcock . 507 We hater . 948
Holt 1.409 York . 159
Fire destroyed the Wilber tlour
mills, with si loss of about $50,000,
with insurance of .<:u».**rtO. The mill
was not running nights anil tlic cause
appears to he of incendiary origin.
About thirteen years ago the first
mill was burned on the same loca
tion. Ten carloads of flour and a
large quantity of wheat, rye and corn
was burned.
The Rev. W. F. Fyster of Crete,
st. cl be the oldest college graduate
in the Fnited States having grtid
ii; 'cd from Pennsylvania college at
Gettysburg in 1NA9. attended the cotn
nienei merit exercises at I*oanc col
lege He is over 95 years of age.
Thousands of acres of corn and
hay land were saved fr>ni destruction
1 • tlo.xl~ in Johnson county ns the
result of drainage ditcher along the
Nemaha river. Between June .'5 and
s 5..V, inches of ruin fell in the vi
I'nofiieial census taken in Bayard
.iti't recently shows the town has a
Imputation of 1.92<i. In 1919 census
reports show 200 lived in the town.
Other cities in the western part of
the state have grown proportionally.
Tic- Menonite church of Beatrice
has cnntrihiited the sum of $204.15 to
the lied Cross society to aid the sic
■ iety in its good work. Business men
and others have been responding lib
erally to the cause.
A movement is on foot to erect a
state aid bridge between Hall and
Hamilton counties across the Platte
river about five miles southeast of
Grand Island. Figures cover the in
vestment of about $70,000.
Peter Benes. a farm hand, employ
ed near Howells, lost his life by
drowning, when he attempted to
swim across a swollen stream, as he
went to drive cattle home for the
Enormous and wholesale boosts in
tax ; ~s.-s<ments by County Assessor
Fitzgerald of Douglas county were
verified when the notices of the
raises were received bv Omaha .job
bers corporations stores, factories
anti private individuals. In many
cases the raise is over 100 per cent.
Richardson county is carrying on
various activities to aid in tin? war.
Y mg men are enlisting. plans tit0
nnder way to organize Tied Cross
dialtters iu a number of towns and
snb-oriptinns are lining taken for the
Y. 51. C. A. war work.
Tn tlie case of the state against Stun
Joe at Omaha. Police Judge Madden ; that fifteen cases of beer, nine
tv si\- bottles of whisky and eleven
bottles of wine is tin “unreasonable
amount” under the state law and fin
ed the defendant Sim and costs for
having such a consignment of liquor
on his premises.
According to Fremont delegates .
who attended tli • Rocky Mountain
1 strict Rei] Cross convention in Den
ver. Dodge enmity is expected to raise
The sum of $27,000.
Frederick T.. Temple of Lexington
was elected grand master of tiie Anc
ient Free and Accepted Masons of
Nebraska at the Sixtieth annual con
vocation of the grand lodge at
The Hurt County Donmcrnt. a
weekly paper started at Tekamah
three years ago by a few democrats,
has closed its doors, due to non-sup
Itomls to extend the Mitchell water
svstet and purchase fire equipment
carried at a special ejection by n ma- j
Jnrlty of over 10 to 1.
In spite of the cold, wet weather. |
and. although many farmers over the
state have had to replant their corn,
corn crop prospects for this year arc
much brighter than in any previous
year, according to railroad crop re
Five business buildings on the main
Street of Trumbull. Clay county, were
destroyed by fire. The loss is esti
mate at $25,000. with half that
amount of insurance.
Fourteen babies born in Omaha on
Saturday. .Tune 9. were each given a
550 Liberty bond.
Calls Upon Everyone to Do His Duty
—Individual Loyalty Must Be
Held Above All
Western Newspaper Union News Service.
In honor of Theodore Roosevelt,
Lincoln representing the state of Ne
braska in its fiftieth anniversary,
staged a patriotic parade of great pro
portions Thursday afternoon, escorting
the ex-president to the capitol grounds
where he made his address "Ameri
With all the vigor at his command
he drove home the fundamental truths
of the doctrine of Americanism. His
speech was tempered with kindly con
sideration for those of foreign blood in
the country, but he was emphatic in
pointing out the duty of every Ameri
can at the present time. His speech
bristled with epigrams. Here are some
of them:
"The liberty secured in the civil war
to the black man was secured only be
cause the white man was willing to
fight to the death for the union and
for the flag to which we owe undivid
ed allegiance.”
j ne civil war settled the great pr;n
ciple that we were definitely to realize
that while peace was normally a good
thing, yet that righteousness stood
above peace, and that the only good
citizens were those who stood ready to
face war rather than to submit to an
unrighteous or cowardly peace.”
“It would be impossible to overstate
the damage done to the moral fiber of
our country by the professional pacifist
propaganda, the peace-at-any-price pro
paganda which has been growing in
strength for the last ten years. The
professional pacifists during these two .
years and a half have occupied precise- ]
lv the position of the copperheads dur- '
ing the time of Abraham Lincoln.
“First of all we must insist that all !
our people practice the patriotism of '
service and that we give a fervid and
undivided loyalty to our common coun
try Patriotism is an affair of deeds !
and patriotic words are good only in
sofar as they result in deeds."
“Unless we now. at this moment,
strive each of us to serve the country
according to our several abilities, we
are false to the memories of the na
tion builders to whose sagacity and
prowess we owe the creation of this
state fifty years ago ”
"We cannot render effective service
if our loyalty is even in the smallest
degree divided between this and any
other nation. The events of« the past
few years have conclusively shown
that the men whether of German or
my other origin, who attempts to com
bine allegiance to this country with al
legiance to another is necessarily false !
to this country ”
"As the last war was opposed only 1
by those whose public policy was on a
level with the private policy of a man
who would not even resent his wife's
face being slapped by a ruffian or his
daughter being kidnapped by a white
“I do not like war any more than I
like a house afire. But I count it just
as silly and just as wicked to refrain
from preparing against war and from
crushing those who make wicked war,
as it is to refuse to prepare against a
fire or to smash a firebug."
There were many orders and organ:
zations in the parade that aroused en
thusiasm and interest, but they were
all overshadowed by the presence of
the colonel himself. Bowing and smil
ing almost continually. Mr. Roosevelt
in company with Governor Neville,
Mayor Miller. Frank H. Woods, presi
dent of the Commercial club, and J. H
Hansen, driving, drove through the
streets lined with cheering people.
Many thousands of people lined the
streets from the beginning to the end
of the parade a distance of more than
a mile. Cars containing the veterans j
o° the Civil war were accorded places
of honor and the fife and drum corps
added to the patriotic music offered by
four bands.
The yoke of oxen, representing the
first Nebraska parades and the his
toiical cowboys and cowgirls, were
pu't of the spectacle. The veterans of
the Spanish-American war marched in
rouble file.
On the car carrying Mr. Rooseveit
were the flags of England and France
side by side with the Stars and Stripes.
The whole parade was led by the staff
corps and the department of mounted
orderlies and Company B of the signal
corps, now on police duty in Lincoln,
ail under directicn of Gen. Phil Hail!
The Spanish war veterans were led
by Department Commander Fero and
Chaplain Kline, under the directio- ot ■
Captain Allen.
The actual cclumn of march was
headed by Colon.;! C. J. Bills, marshal
of the day. with tine mounted aides
The dignity and beauty of the
misque “Nebraska,” presented in con
nection with the celebration, made
the pageant seem entirely worthy of
tha events symbolized. The logical
sequence in which the acts follow,
each furnishing an important feature
In the development of a great histori
cal story, gave to the production a
unity lacking in some degree to the
previous pageants of Lincoln. The
various phases of Nebraska’s history
were pictured in striking style and
with beauty of color, music and motion
to emphasize important incidents.
Confidential information from Ne
braska bankers has been ask»d by the
banking board on behalf of the state
council of defence, regarding threats
which any depositors may have made
to withdraw business from any insti
tution that might invest in Liberty
bonds. A circlar on the subject has
been mailed to 900 state banks and
180 national banks by Secretary
Tooley of the banking department
This was done under the direction
of Governor Neville, who is chair
man of the banking board and a
member of the council of defense.
Green’s band of Omaha followed,
with state guards mounted, led by Ad
jutant General Phil Hall After them
came a column of Lincoln Greeks, fifty
strong, who have enlisted.
Fifteen automobiles bearing state of
ficers were next in line.
Lodges led by Frank Ringer then
followed. Twenty-five new recruits
took their place behind, followed by
the Nebraska state band.
Roosevelt's car was next in line. His
hat was off most of the time, bowing
and acknowledging cheers.
Navy recruits followed, with the uni
versity cadet band behind them.
Then came a double line of auto
mobiles with old soldiers and Civil war
veterans. The Farragut fife and drum
corps was in one of the cars. There
were thirty machines in this division.
Thirteen Bohemians, mostly women,
bearing a banner “America First”—
each one with a letter of the legend—
raised a storm of applause as they
The team of oxen, used in the page
ant, and a float with an Indian camp
and one with the old pioneer imple
ments. plow, candle, ox yoke, and the
housewife, the Nebraska state histori
cal society in the parade.
After the Wymore band came fifty
more automobiles. Ever}- car in the
parade was streaming with flags and
bunting. Sons of the American revolu
tion were represented by two mounted
men in colonial costumes.
A dozen negroes marched in the line
with the banner “We re not slackers;
we’re Americans.”
Twenty-five automobiles ended the
procession, which was over a tr.ilo
long, and took half an hour to pass a
given point.
Visitors from All Over the State Gather
to Celebrate It.
Nebraska's semi-centennial celebra
tion drew an immense crowd from all
over the state. The historical exhibit
at the city auditorium was filled with
interested visitors and alumni day at
the state farm drew many former uni
versity people. A pioneers' meeting
at St. Paul church was a mecca for
many who like to live for a few hours
each year in the past. Auto races
were pulled off at the fair grounds.
Tuesday evening the Pageant of Ne
braska" was put on at the fair grounds
For the period of the semi-centennial
celebration the audit riura was filled
with relics of pioneer days in Ne
braska. which were inspected with in
terest by the pioneer-, their children
and grandchildren—not only pictures,
letters and possessions left by early
statesmen who were prominent in Ne
braska's early beginning but articles
common to the daily life of every early
settler in the state. Time has con
verted the utterly commonplace of
fifty years ago into the treasured of
today. When the silver anniversary
was celebrated twenty-five years ago
there was no exhibit of relics. The
celebration of the golden anniversary
of the state, together with impending
changes and the rapid passing of the
pioneers definitely divides the past
from the future.
The larger part of the pioneer ex
hibit is owned by the state histori
cal society which has been receiving
donations and making collections for
years. A large exhibit brought in by
Cedar county will be turned over to
the society. The woman's relief
corps, the Daughters and Sons of the
American Revolution have exhibits
and there are large numbers of small
individual collections. During the in
spection of the curios Tuesday morn
ing a line of pi neers stood waiting
to register and the state historical
society will keep a list of all those
visiting the exhibit for comparison
fifty years from now.
Patriotism because of fifty years of
successful statehood now mingles with
a newer patrioTi-m, concern for the
future. Arkr.owedcment of things
done well by a state during its fifty
years’ existence, is paired with the
acknowledgment of greater things to
be done. The celebration of Ne
braska's semi-centennial is also a leave
taking for Nebraska’s sons leaving for
the front. Nebraska is proud of her
standing among states, and proud of
the response by her sons to the call to
colors. While bands were playing
about the city recruiting was active
at army and navy centers.
The old flag pole originally fifty feet
high, set up at the establishment of
Fort Kearney in 1848 and which was
rescued from the mud and water
where it was rotting ten years ago. is
an interesting part of the exhibit. It
is now broken off near the ground.
A collection donated to the society
by A >1 Bowling of Hastings include
a cache of flints plowed up at Repub
lican City and the only wcol cards
preserved from the early settlers. This
collection contains innumerable Indian
arrowheads and other curios.
For Support of Soldiers Homes.
Governor Nevi'le has received $9.
525 from the federal government, the
amount being the quarterly payment
to the state for the support of state
homes for soldiers. The government
pays the state at the rate of $100 a
rear for each member of the state
homes. The payment is divided as
follows: For the home at Grand
Island. $6,525, based on a membership
of 2G1: for the home at Milford. $2,875.
based on a membership of 115. The
money does not go direct to the sup
port of the homes
That the state of Nebraska and the
whole United States are facing a seri
ous shortage in the supply of horses
and mules needed for farm work and
wagon hauling in the ctiies and towns
is the belief of State Veterinarian J.
R. Anderson. Great Britain and
France have already taken one and
one-fourth million animals out of this
country, and with the United States
now getting ready for war and requi
sitioning a quarter of a million more
as a starter he fears that there will
not be enough left for domestic pur
Topics of Interest on
Home and Farm Building
William A. Radford tells the man who builds a medium priced
home or farm building how to get the most in material value, conven
ience and architectural good looks for his money, in his articles which
appear in the Northwestern weekly. He gives the latest ideas in con
struction and enables you to build without the expense of consulting
an architect.
Low Fire Risk and the Smali
Maintenance Cost Make This
Type Popular.
Not Necessary to Spend Large Sum
for Decoration in Order to Have
Beautiful Home—Be Sure tc
Select Well.
Mr William A. Radford will answer
questions and give advice FREE OF
COST on all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building, for the readers of this
paper On account of his wide experience
as Editor. Author and Manufacturer, he
Is, without doubt, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address ail inquiries
to William A. F.adford, No. 1827 Prairie
avenue, Chicago. 111., and only enclose
two-cent stamp for reply.
Because of reduced insurance rates,
the fact that the interior is warmer in
winter and cooler in summer, lower
maintenance costs because deprecia
tion is very low and painting is a
negligible expense, and the permanent
fresh and bright appearance of its
walls, the face brick house has as
sumed an important place among mod
ern residences. Architects and build
ers have worked in unison to make
possible the adaptability of face brick
i to the construction of the smaller as
well as the larger houses.
There are several standard methods
j of building houses with a face brick
i exterior wall surface. The two main
divisions are those of the solid wall
ot burned clay material and the wall
of some loud-bearing, backing material
or frame of structural members over
l he outer surface of which a veneer
of face brick is built up. this veneer
being tied to the structure by means
of metal wall ties, cut nails or some
f the type already mentioned, a face
! brick wall surface over sheathed wood
framing and over braced wood framing
without the sheathing. The two types
of construction just mentioned are
probably the most widely used of any
in residences. The larger houses are
built with the sheathed wood fretie
while the braced wood frame construc
tion is specially udapted to the small
er houses and cottages where the cost
of building is the most important item.
The time when it was considered
necessary for a special gang of men to
come on the job to lay the brick is
rapidly passing, "Hie man who is tak
ing a progressive part in the building
field today culls himself a “genera!
contractor” und he is ready to execute
any kind of construction work which
may be asked of him. This change
works to the advantage of the home
builder since it eliminates lost motion,
expensive mistakes, and makes one
man accountable for the entire job.
The live contractor and builder is
ready to erect a residence according to
any of the different types of construc
tion mentioned.
There is little basis for any man
giving up the idea of building a brick
house because of cost, if he is able to
build a house at all. for an intelligent
selection of the design together with
the use of the least expensive type of
construction, will give him a house
which has everything to be desired in
external appearance in addition to all
of the qualities inhered in this kind
of house, making for comfort and low
living expense. It is not necessary to
spend a large sum of money in decora
tions in order to have a beautiful
home. These little fancy fittings and
special trim are the things which run
up the cost needlessly in a l»use
which would doubtless look just as
well without the “extras.” Judgment
is also necessary in the selection of
the plan for a low-cost house. The
number and shape of rooms affect the
price of construction. By properly se
lecting the finish given the interior
walls, floors and trim, it is possible to j
obtain a refined and dignified interior,
which is fully up to any reasonable
standard, without the use of an ex- 1
pensive layout of rooms. Small corner
seats and simple bookcases may be
used to add the touch of variety which
other form of tie embedded iu the mor
tar joints between brick at intervals
horizontally and vertically.
The solid wall construction is made
up either of face brick backed with
common brick or with face brick
backed with structural tile. The solid
wall construction runs slightly higher
in cost than the veneer, as a general
rule. This statement should be modi
fied, perhaps, to include cases in which
the face brick are really laid as a
veneer over the common brick or struc
tural tile backing, the only connection
between the two being the ties men
tioned. In this case the building loads
are assumed to be carried by the back
ing, the veneer of face brick being used
only for the appearance which it gives.
Floor Plan.
The cost of this type of construction
is. of course, closely comparable with
that of the solid wall construction,
there being a difference only in the
saving made possible by the number of
face brick replaced by the common
brick or tile, in the veneer construc
The veneer construction consists of
i costs more in the form of bays, alcoves
und fancy trim.
The illustrations show the external
appearance and the plar of a simple
hut very substantiul-his'It cottage of
five rooms. The house is a framed
structure with a veneer of face brick
on the outside. Sheathing may be
used or not, as desired. Wall sur
faces are not large in this house and
there will be no difficulty in keeping it
very cozily heated during the coldest
weather, even if the sheathing is omit
ted. Foundation walls need not be
extra thick for this type of building
provided they are carried down to
solid clay, gravel or other confined and
non-settling soil. The foundation wall
in this house should he one foot thick
at the bottom of which there should be
a footing two feet wide and one foot
thick. Architects and contractors who
prepare plans, proportion the footings
so that there will be an equal pressure
on every square foot so that if settling
does occur it will be equal in all parts
of the building, thus preventing cracks
in the brickwork.
j After the framing of the house is
i completed the outside veneer of face
brick is commenced. The porch wall
coping and the window sills through
out the house are made of white stone,
concrete or terra cotta. The windows,
cornice and other wood trim are paint
ed white, which, together with the
white stone copings and sills and the
white porch column ornaments, form
£ pleasant contrast with the walls.
The house can be built on a 30-foot
lot with room for a walk around to
the rear and sufficient space at the
sides so that if the neighboring lots
are built on, the light can get in the
side windows. Casement windows
and screen sash may be made inter
changeable for the front porch or the
casement windows may be permanent
ly attached and the screens placed on
the outside, these being replaced in
the winter by storm sash, making pos
sible the use of the porch as a sun
The plan provides a combination liv
ing and dining room separated by a
wall in which there is a large cased
opening. The kitchen has a handy
pantry attached. A notable feature ii»
the arrangement of rooms is the bed
room, bath and hall combination. This
makes for privacy, which Is a very de
sirable thing where all rooms are on
one floor.
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Bermuda In 1916 expended $148,682
on roads and bridges.
Produce More Food, But at the
Lowest Cost.
A trip through most of the graiD
growing districts of Western Canada,
and information received from authen
tic sources, reveals that the spring
seeding of wheat, barley and oats is
finished and the grain is having a most
rapid growth. Men of farming expe
rience here say that the conditions are
similar to those years when there was
an abundant harvest reaped. During
the past year a number of new settlers
came into the country, and they will
undoubtedly have a good crop this
year. This added to the normal acre
age. made considerably less by the
lack of labor owing to the number who
have gone to the front, will give a
fair general yield. It is surprising the
growth that this country is capable of
Wheat has this spring gei.ninated
and shown three or four inches growth
In five or six days, and with anything
like favorable weather, harvesting
should commence about the loth of
August, or a little over one hundred
days from first seeding. Hundreds of
farmers throughout this vast country
paid for their entire* holdings out of
one year's crop and it would not tvs
surprising if the same experience met
a great many more this year.
The best authorities on the wheat
situation give it as their opinion that
for many years to come, wheat prices
will be high. They base their opinion
on a scientific calculation and their
reasoning seems to be sound. Anyway,
It is quite evident that for some years
to come, the producer of wheat will
be amply rewarded for any effort he
may make to develop this branch of
agricultural industry. Money may be
made on the high-priced lands of the
wheat-growing districts of the United
States, but it is a question if these
high-priced lands would not be more
profitably employed in other branches
of farming than in growing the smaller
grains, leaving it to lands just as pro
ductive for wheat, less expensive to op
erate, and with a much smaller
initial price, to provide the world
with this necessity of life. Here is
where Western Canada, with its vast
rich fertile plains, its low railway
rates, its exceptionally good shipping
privileges, its excellent climate, and its
perfect social conditions, has a com
bination of advantages not possessed
by any other portion of the continent.
Furthermore, these lands, of unex
celled quality, are extraordinarily
cheap, while for the man who does not
care to undertake farming on so exten
sive a scale there is the free home
stead which offers him all the opportu
nity for which he is looking.
The prospective purchaser will have
no difficulty at all in making a selec
tion of a fine piece of land, well lo
cated and convenient to transportation,
which may be had for from $15 to $25
an acre, and the railway companies or
other holders of large tracts are al
ways glad to sell on ensy terms. Or
if he desires a farm that is already
under cultivation and improved, many
such are to be had from farmers who
already have made comfortable for
tunes and are ready to retire.
It is not to the grain grower only
that Western Canada offers great op
portunities. If fine wishes to go in for
cattle raising, there are great stretches
of range land both free and for lease:
and in many sections of the country
there are the finest of grazing lands
that may be purchased at very low
The appeal which has been sent out
both by the United States and Cana
dian governments, for an unstinted, un
limited production of food stuffs to pre
vent what might otherwise be a fam
ine throughout this great continent—
and then consequently, throughout the
world—should in itself arouse all the
ambition and desire in the heart and
soul of the man who is not fighting at
the front, to produce all he can. In
addition, there is the potent fact that no
chances are being taken in answering
the appeal. Take it from either stand
point you answer the country's call, al
though not fighting, and you are also
insured against any loss by the high
prices that are bound to exist for some
time. ) Whether it be in the ,United
States on its excellent grain lands or
in Canada on its splendid grain lands,
all should do their bit.—Advertisement.
Supper Would Wait.
I was returning home the other eve
ning about 6:3(i o'clock when I saw
Tommy, my neighbors’ boy, “lagging
for line" with pennies with a crowd
of other boys. I knew that his family
always had supper at six o'clock sharp,
so I said. “I'll bet you five, cents you’ll
miss your suppfer, Tommy.”
He grinned up at me saucily and
replied: “Then you lose your bet,
’cause I got the chops right here with
me. Ma sent me for 'em at five
o’clock.”—Everybody's Magazine.
After a woman reaches the age of
forty it is impossible to convince her
that the good all die young.
Nerves All On Edge ?
Just as nerve wear is a case of kidne.
weakness, so is kidney trouble a
of nervousness. Anyone who has ba
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dizzy spells, urinary ills and a tired,
worn feeling, would do well tj try
Poan’s Kidney Pills. This safe. re. i
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such troubles.
A Nebraska Case
Mrs. Wessberg,
70S W. Fourth St.,
North Platte, Neb., 4*1# *®*J*3'7
years I suffered
terribly from kid
ney complaint and
backache. The doc
tor said I had
floating kidney. At
times. I could
hardly stand the <
pains. The kidney ,
secretions were in
_ * . _
Soon after I used
Doan’s Kidney Pills. I got relief and in
a little over a month, 1 was cured.
When I have taken Doan's Kidney
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