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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (April 28, 1907)
Moving Day Has Advanced
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NLERSlttj trying to rjitch a
tr.i hon'ln a neighbor's ynrd,
thrro 1h nn morn unplPHsant tu."k
tlian movliiK from ono house to
another," rcmaki'd the Womnn
Who Knows yr.storchiy nftfrnoon ever hor
cup of tra, nftor a hard dny'B work ar
ranxlng the Interior of a liou.ie Hhe Imd
Just moved into.
"Tho last time wo moved I vowed It
would bo the tlr.nl move, but clrcumntanres
alter caws and here we are again," she
added, as nho picked a "visitor" out of her
tea. "I hnve talked to IV rare time and
again about buying a place, but he th.nks
hi tlrni may call him to tho head office
omo day. We nro KflnK to buy a homo
sometime and settle down for Rood, I
This Is the season of the year when mov
ing; In Omaha Is something to le reckoned
with. The return of spring- brings with It
tho moving spirit, and the vehicles used
for transporting household effects are kept
on the go from morning to night.
Moving household goods from cne house
to another In these modem days Is a
much unlike movlng In the olden days as
camel back riding differs from the fast
express train. ' In the days whom Kin
Bolonvon reigned tho moving of personal
chattels from one residence to another
wai a serious occasion. In those days" a
man would make some noise about It, so
his creditor might know of His move
ments. The law then was, "For If any'
man move without first putting- his
brethren wise, a millstone shall be placed
about his neck" Having- thus let it be
come known that he Intended to mows a
DAIS OF TERROR HOWTOJE
Houteoleanine Time Sobbed of Ifnoh of its
Iliserj ini Brn3ctry.
MODERN METHODS AID THE HOUSEWIFE
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With all the sighing for the good old
days of the past, at least one feature In
the group of household economics occasions
no overflow of tears nor weeping for the
halcyon days of yore and their cumber
some inconveniences In tho household clean
ing line. Today the thrifty and prudent
housekeeper Is reveling In the glories and
Indolence of a thousand nnd one devices
that have been invented during the last
quarter of a century or more to lessen and
ameliorate the drudgery of housework and
housecleanlng. Who of the menlern house
keepers -would care to go back to the old
days of the ash hopper, home-made lye,
the nauseating soap kettle, scrubbing cloth
asd hand brush, the sight-destroying white
wash brush, the cumbersome scruhblng
broom, soft soap, unsatisfactory stiffened
paint brush and home-mixed paints, and
endless variety of woman killing, back
breaking Inconveniences that their mothers
and grandmothers were compelled to use
at the dreaded housecleanlng time?
The work was of the hardest kind, and
not alone was a bone and brain-wrecking
employment, but the head of the family
was driven to distraction by the general
tearing up and tearing down, and his
only salvation was to seek refuge any
where but at home during this awful
But the Inventive genius of bright men
Is the unanimous ver
dict of those who
know by experience
the ease, comfort, ap
pearance and durability of
Eletfric Welt Shoes
Modelled on graceful, symmetri
cal lines, perfect In fit, Individual In
s'tyle, these shoes have won an en
viable reputation in the western
shoe trade. No shoe could be more
serviceable, more comfortable,
however made, and we guarantee
expert worlunankhip, finest of ma
terial and complete satisfaction.'
No "breaking hi," snd comfort
able from the first day. Made In
variety of leather and built on honor
for comfort and service.
If vour dealer cannot supply you.
write us. We 11 learn why and ad
vise where you can get them.
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man in the days referred to would then
strap his goods on the backs of beasts of
burden. Ills wife and daughter would
also be loaded down, the wife usually be
ing given the stove to lu. Women In thoea
days were not considered the equals of
men. Accompanying the wife and daugh
ters, all heavily burdened, would be ths
man's wife's folks; for. like Artemus)
Ward, a man In those days was willing to
sacrifice even his wife's folks on movlnsj
The old system of moving has been
chansed. Nowadays the wife has charge
of the event and the task is measured by
Inclinations or meuns.
At its very bent moving Is not generally
considered one of the sugar plums of life's
bill of fare. The old snylntr la that "Seven
moves are as ba.l b.m a lire" is declared to
still obtain. A manager of one of Omaha's
leading van companies declared the other
day there was more truth than poetry ta
th old saying-.
Most moving (n Omaha is done with large
vans which are carpet-lined and drawn by
three horses. These vehicles are manner!
with two attendants, unless other orders
are received. For a three-horse van with
two men a rato of $1.25 per hour is charged
and the average time consumed on one
Job Is from four to five hours, thus maklnf
the rate for a five-or-six room house 15 to
$7. These vans will hold the contents of
five or - six ordinary rooms. Two trips
would necessarily double the- pries men
tioned. Talking of moving, a van man the other
"Our van men will do anything reason-
and brighter women has at last robbed
housecleanlng days of their terrors. Oas,
kerosene and gasoline have wrought a
veritable transformation, and with the
Infinity of mechanical contrivances and
labor eavlng appliances to take the rough
edge off the work, housecleanlng has be
come a Joy rather than a horror, and even
the old man Is half disposed to take a day
off and help work the machinery. The
prudent housewife has so many devices
now within easy reagji and call that she
prefers doing the work herself, or under
takes Its direct supervision rather than
trust to the uncertainty of hired help.
In the rurul districts gasoline and coal oil
have wrought a revolution In housework.
As a dirt cleaner, eater and destroyer gaso
line has almost completely superseded the
hand and clothes destroying lye. The
ash hopper with Its wood lye has gone for
ever from the farm or home. The tnoderi
soap makers produce fhli rssertlal In su ;h
enormous quantities and varieties that the
soap and lye kettle havo been relegated to
the limbo of useless obqpletes. Soap pow
ders, washing powders, borax and prepara
tions of borax for the varied cleansing pur
poses have put the disgusting soft soap
out of business, and do the work a thous
The gasoline and oil stoves which have
finally reaehad the maximum of safety
and tho minimum of danger, have driven
tho heavy cook stove and range Into ln
neeuou desuetude, absolutely so dutlng
tho summer months. 1
In the cities the cleanly, convenient gas
stove and range has metamorphosed the
kitchen Into a thing of Joy snd beauty from
a thing of dread und perspiration. And
the average housewife Is .almost willing
to complalssntly endure, without kick or
knock against the extortion of the gas
trust In consideration of the gas range and
Its comfort producing effects.
Wmblng nay a Joy Forever.
And here again. It U that the soap
octopus with its thousand or more varie
ties eif excellent soaps designed for every
special and general purpose In household
economy, with soap powders, washing pow
ders, washing wax and dust allnyers have
come to tho relief of the housekeeper on
house cleaning day.
In the cities particularly, Is to be found
the ultima thule of laundry work. So
house is now considered essentially modern
without Its laundry, with a battery of two
or more porcelain lined laundry tubs with
hot and cold water fiuceta and discharge
valves. In many modern bouses, too, are
drying rooms, where the laundry output
may be dried either by hot sir or steam.
Wringers and mangles there are galore.
These may now Ut oieraled by water or
electric motor power, thus doing away with
the cumbersome flat Iron that has been
the cause of so many good women coming
perilously near fracturing the third com
mandment. While lhtt motor is largely
used lu the operation of the mangles, it Is
corning to be very generally used lit the
operation of the new styles of portable
washing machines and also furnishes the
power for the working of the wringer.
The mangle finds a brisk coiniwtitor In
the smaller hiines In the automatic or self
beating Iron. These may be heated by oil,
wood alcohol or gasoline, or even gas or
els, trlcity, and are coming Into use more
generally as their merits become better
known. The sutom&tlo heated iron is rel
atively a new device, particularly In Its
present perfected form. It is designed to
replace the detachable handle ami Iron,
that was so enthusiastically hulled, as the
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able In connestton with removing goods
from tho old address Into the van and out
of the van Into the new address. They
would even put the goods on the roof
if asked, for they work by the hour.
Patrons usually, however, have the goods
ready to place into the van. Some peotple
start several days ahead of moving day
and thus everything Is ship-shape when
successor to the old ilatiron. the handle of
which always seemed to get hotter than
any other part of the Iron.
In the mangle or Ironing department there
are almost us many new helps In the wash
room. These constitute the Improved grades
of starch, wtix, parafflne and other ma
terials thac give flexibility to tho starched
goods, thus relieving cracking, so common
to stiffly starched c4otlu, as well as adding
a luster to them that our grandmothers
knew nothing of. Some of these compounds
are deleterious and destructive to the liner
fabrics, but prudence and care will soon
remedy this trouble.
Scrubbing Loses Home Terror.
Scrubbing is the bane of the housekeep
er's existence, and under the old ways there
was every reason for dread'ng the hard,
thankless and hopeless work. Hardwood
flours have done much to minimize this
work, but the oiled or waxed floor has done
even more. In all modern houses the wood
work Is largely in hard oil finish, and a
slightly moistened cloth gently rubbed over
the dusty woodwork la sufficient to clean It
completely. In painted woodwork, or BOft
wood floors, the work Is greater, but with
the new appliances and holism-cleaning helps
the work Is reduced to a minimum of effort.
Long-handled scrubbing brushes are
rapidly displacing the prehistoric and ex
tremely unsanitay mop. However, the mop
stays persistently, and Is likely to do so for
many years to come. The same principle
In mops Is In use In this twentieth cen
tury that was In use In the time of Moses.
It has a companion Improvement in the
mop wringer or squeezer that Is attached
to the bucket and may be operated either
by foot or by hand, and the water thus
squeezed out of the mop rag and the ac
cumulated dirt squeezed Into It.
There are hand scrubbing brushes In In
finite varieties and shapes some good,
some bad and some Indifferent. In any
event the paint brush, floor wax and dust
laying preparations are doing their best
to put the mop out of business, but the
mop is a stayer nevertheless.
Fur window cleaning numerous rubber,
felt and wool brushes are to be found
In uny of the household furnishing estab
lishments. Those are provided, where
necessary, with extension handles so that
the remotest parts of the window can be
reached and effectively cleaned. There Is
to be found also many window washing
and cleaning preparations and powders de
signed especially for glass cleaning work
and which are free from any grit that
would have a tendency to scratch or mar
Malts aad Their Kanltatlou.
The modern sink may be the most sani
tary or unsanitary part of the kitchen.
New contrivances are being constantly in
vented to help the sink. These comprise
strainers, brushes of either bristles, cocua
fibre, wire or rubber, with a host of
scrapers of varied designs and con
venience, and variously compounded
chemicals In the form of soap powders
and concentrated lye solutions. Buckets
are also essential accessories to the sink,
and for that matter to every department
of the house. The old-time wooden, pop
lar, pine, oak, cypress or cedar-staved
buckets are gradually going out of use
and are being supplanted by block tin,
galvanized iron and granite ware buckets.
The granite ware buckets are easily taking
the lead. They are about as cheap us
tin or galvanized ware and are muh
easier to keep clean. They are made In
ail sizes, with or without covers, and with
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the van arrives, while others are packing
when the wagon arrives. We have two
experienced packers on our staff and these
men are in constant demand at this sea
son of the year. People who have many
and valuable goods engage these packers.
We have fifteen wagons and vans out all
day Just now moving people and we ex
pect no less than fifty ordors for May 1.
ordinary care will last a lifetime. It often
happens that tho granite coating may chip
off In spots, and in that event a leak Is
Inevitable. It Is next to ImpoFsible to re
pair granite ware, and when It once be
comes leaky it should be discarded en
tirely. Granite-coated ware is coming
in very general use In cooking utensils
and drinking cups and has completely
superseded the old style porcelaln-llned
cooking utensils, which, while beautiful lu
their white cleanliness, were dHngerous to
use from the porcelain chipping off and be
coming mixed with the food. The granite
ware Is produced In every variety of
color, from the pure white-, mottled blue,
browns, grays and reds to the Jet blafk.
Urn of Mixed Tnlnt.
The presimt Is the ago of paint and the
paint makers have gotten the product of
their mills down to that point that the
old time paint mill and paint mixer are
long since things of the past, all this work
now being done by machinery In the great
paint making establishments from whence
the ready mixed product Is sent out in
endless quantities. So perfect has the art
of mixing paints by wholesale become that
the ordinary painter does not think of tak
ing the trouble to grind or mix his pig
ments. Paints are prepared In every con
ceivable shade and color, and come from
the producer ready for immediate applica
tion to whatever purpose desired. Color
cards are sent out by the millions and all
the paint buyer has to do Is to select his
paint by number. These paints are for
both exterior and Interior application and
finish and so perfect is tho consistency of
the paint that the novice or housewife has
but to apply it with the brush, and do as
good a Job with a single application as
the old Journeyman painter tiBod to do with
his three and four coats of pulnt. Tho
paints, alabastlnes, liquid veneers, de-cora-tlves,
wood dyes and the like designed for
household use are prepared with self-drying
ingredients and are also sometimes
prepared In such a way as to obviate the
necessity of a varnish, the paint holding
its own luster.
In addition to the ready mixed paints
there are also numerous shellac varnishes
of varied tints for floor or other woed work
and for revivifying and beautifying old fur.
niture. These varnishes of Japan and shel
lac preparations, as well as the ready mixed
paints are sold in small or large quantities
and packages, with minute yet simplo ill
rectlons for their use by the most inex
perienced. Mil for Floors.
While not a new scheme by any means,
the practice of waxing floors Is cow be
coming very general. The modern floor
wax Is generally a parutllne preparation,
that mokt generally used being known as
flake wax. It Is reasonably cheap and
easily applied to the floors, lly brisk rub
bing in all the grain cracks and crevices,
Joint cracks and null or tack holes are
filled, and If sufficient wax is applied the
roughest floor may be given a lustrous pol
ish. Pust does net adhere to waxed floors,
as is popularly believed, at least with no
great persistency, hence the waxed floor
Is one that Is most easily cleaned, Is sar
itary and occasional applications of the
wax gives a most perfect and beautiful
floor. With the growing use of waxed and
painted floors the old-time carpet Is being
rapidly replaced by rugs of varied sizes, and
another relic of the old trme, carpet beat
ing, Is becoming ons of the lest arts.
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The moving season began earlier than
usual February 1 In Omaha this year."
There Is something of a knack In pack
ing household goods Into a van so the
load will ride without damage. The van
Is filled according to the length of the haul,
the long haul requiring more careful pack
ing than the short haul. Special convey
ances are provided by the larger companies
conveniences and helps for housecleanlmt,
there Is still another thnt Is destined to
revolutionize the whole system of house
cleaning. This is the noisy, but very ef
fective sanitary pneumatic cleaning mae h ne
that operates by means ef hose. Several of
these machines In Omaha go from house to
house, and by their multiplicity of hose at
tachments nnd pneumatic suction clean car
pets, curtains, upholstered furniture, rugs
anel even lx-dding very effectively. With
theso machines It Is not necessary to re
move the enrpets or rugs from the floors.
Tho dirt nnd dust Is all carried outside by
the pipes and tripe and asicle from the noise
made by the machines when In operation
they are tho most vnluable of houseclean
lng appliances yet brought Into uso.
A somewhat similar contrivance has been
devlspd and Is in general use In Omaha for
cleaning feather ticks nnd mattresses of all
kinds, right at the house of the customer.
Old II room Still Slnjs.
While the rotary carpet sweeper hns
rsonrly driven the old brush broom to the
wall, the broom still holds Its place In the
category of househe!d economics and al
ways will. Thre will always be plnces
where the rotary hand sweeper cannot
rench, and the broom will yet reign su
preme as the oriflamme of cleanliness of
the tidy housekeeper nnd ss a convenient
weapon to regulate the cat or any other
entnlly disturbing factor In tho kitchen,
dlnlnx room or parlor.
SOME COMFORT FOR JURORS
rtiicaao Proposes to Provide Some
of the Esteemed Com
forts of Home.
Chicago will soon achieve the distinction
of being the pioneer city in the I'nlt.-d
States to adopt the plan of treating Jurors
as free citizens, entitled to comfortable
quarters and clean, wholesome diet. In
stead of as prisoners, who sometimes re
ceive worse punlshnn-nt than the men they
find guilty of crimes.
Wben the new Jurors' quarters, to be
constructed on the sixth floor of the crim
inal court building, have been completed
It Is believed that all cause for complaint
against treatment In the way of sleeping
accommodations and food will have been
removed, and, as a result, a better class
of Jurors will be. obtained.
Plans for the new quarters, which were
drawn by County Achlleet Harris W.
Huehl, are completed and bids for the
work of reconstruction will be opened In
a few weeks. When completed the top
floor of the north hide court building to all
Intents and purposes will be a first-class
Provision will be made for three suites
of rooms for the accommodation of three
Juries at one time. There will be three
separate dining rooms and a common gym
nasium, to be used alternately by the
different Juries. A general kitchen will be
provided and the food service will be equal
to that of the bebt hotels.
No pains or expense; will be spared by
the county board in fitting up the new
quarters, and upon their completion Chi
cago will be in a position to hrost of the
finest Jury rooms in the United States, and
probably lu the world.
Kach of the three suites of rooms will
contain three dormitories for four beds
each tor Jurors, and a bed room containing
two beds for the attending bailiffs. In
each of the suites will be provided a Urge
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for piano hauling.
Like other things, the best Is the cheap
est in moving one's household goods. Tho
van companies and better class of ex
pressmen guarantee against loss through
breakage. A few extra dollars spent on
moving will remove much of the pain and
heartaches usually co-lneldental with the
day. Instead of the mother wearing her
self out, the children hiding In corners
in fear, and the tired father and husband
greeted at the end of the day's work on
this particular day. with a piece of dried
beef and a bunch of sotia crackers, there
could be a smiling family, the curtains in
place, the canary singing In its cage In
the bow window and the fragrant aroma
of fresh coffee addressing the father's
nostrils as he turns the corner with his
dinner pall swinging at his side. The
latter conditions could he had if people
would not allow the old-time traditions of
the day to unduly bias them. But there
Is work to be done on moving day, at any
event, and If movers be of moderate meanr
the work will be tho harder, yet a song
on the lips of a strong stepladder will
"Is It a fact that some people do move
as often as the funny papers would make
us believe?" was asked of another van
manager the other afternoon.
VYes," he replied, "there are some peo
ple who actuually move as often as six
times a year. They, of course, are the
extreme. They think they will like another
house better than tho one they are in
and It Is not for us to discourage them
In that belief, for we move to eat and
eat to move. I don't know so much
toilet room, containing tub and shower
baths, lavatories and other toilet requisites.
There will also be a lurge recreation room
or parlor in connection with each suite,
where Jurors may lounge, smoke and read
books, and a locker room, with nn Indi
vidual metal locker for each Juror. The
finish and fittings will be modern and first
class In every particular.
Two of tho suites will be located In the
east end of the building and one In the
west end. A large corridor and elevator
approach will occupy the center of the
structure. The gymnasium, which will be
equipped with all modern apparatus for
gymnastic exercise, will be located In the
east end, between two of the Jurors' suites.
Just off the suite in the west end will be
located the three dining rooms, In direct
connection with the general kitchen, store
rooms and cooks' and servants' quarters.
It Is planned to equip the kitchen with all
modern conveniences. Including ranges, re
frigerator, linen closets and all of the
detailed arrangements of a first-class cu
All the suites will be so arranged as to
preclude the possibility of communicating
with Jurors from the outside, either from
the windows, corridors in the building or
from the servants' rooms.
As a part of the recreation scheme it Is
planned to provide a "breathing spot" for
the Jurors on the roof of the building.
High guard railings will be built around
the cornice, and accommodations will be
provided for waking exercises. As the
quarters will be on the top floor, access
to the roof will be convenient.
"Jurors for years have complained about
the awful treatment accorded them by the
county," said Chief Justice Olson of the
municipal court. "When these rooms are
completed, I believe business men and
others, who In the past have shunned Jury
service because of the bad accommoda
tions, will be more willing to serve. Being
mure contented, the Jurors undoubtedly
will render better and more, satisfactory
service. In the end I believe the plan will
prove economical. Chicago Tribune.
Laughed Herself to Death.
Josephine Hochardel, a 17-year-old school
girl of Lock port, N. V., died from the ef
fect of excessive laughter Induced by the
Jokes of her chums.
Josephine probably was the prettiest,
gayest and most popular student in the
high school. A short time ago she con
tracted typhoid fever, and physicians be
lieved It would kill her. But her buoyant
temperujiient conquered and she Improved
Kach day during the period of conval
escence her chums would troop Into the
house after suliool and sit around, telling
her the goHgip of the class rooms.
One day an unusually lurge number
culled, and Josephine was entertained with
Jokes and stories. She laughed constantly,
lu the evening another bund of friends ar
rived, and the merriment continued. Jose
phine announced that In a few days she
would return to school.
When tho young people left the house
Josephine was leaning back in her chair
laughing heartily. Her mother escorted
the visitors to the door and Lade them a
cheery good night.
Five minutes later she returned to Jose
phine's room and found the girl dead. The
doctor says her heart had been overtaxed
by the exertion of laughing.
Now Is the time to make your wants
known through Tae Bee Want Ad page.
bout this business of moving being
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Is In some cases. I know we have had
Biimo ire&gHiK caiiH ui unseemly nours or
the night. People move for many rensons.
The most happy of all reasons Is that of
a family moving Into their own new home.
A motherly old woman whom we had
moved on many occasions not long ago
gave me an order. Sho told me that
would be the last time I would move her,
for her family would go Into a new home,
and I tell you her eyes did beam. Some
pi-ople move because they get tired of a
particular neighborhood; some have It out
with the landlord and get another house,
and so It goes."
Ono never knows Just what an accumu
lation of stuff he has stored away until
moving day comes around. Then does his
chattels loom up Napoleon-like to smite
him for a IS or $10 bill. Some times It Is
OW I have you" said Old Dr.
Goose to the Misfit.
"You've been wrongly cut and badly
made you're a Suit Cripple that's what
And It's up to me to Press and Stretch
and Shrink you until all your Defects are
Masked and you look like a well-made
Toor Collar sets away back; for there's
not enough Cloth in the Back of your Coat
that Scantiness I'll have to stretch out.
And your Shoulders have no Shape at
all I'll have to press and sizzle until I
get them round and smooth.
And when that's all done, I'll have to
go all over you Carefully and "dope" a
false Shape Into you
Oh! I have my work cut out all right
for you're Just like all the tough Jobs I
have to make appear right
And I'll make you "sweat" and ache
for It too I'll muke you remember me,
you Wretch, for I know You'll surely lose
all that fine Shape I've "doped" Into you
your Collar will Bulge again ypur
Coat will draw away from the Hack of
your neck, and your Shoulders will be
come Flabby and Shapeless a short time
after I'm through with you for you can't
You're not llko '.Sincerity" Suits In any
"Sincerity" Suits don't need me or my
Because "Sincerity" Stilts are Designed
snd Cut Properly and because they're
Tallired by Kxpert Needleworkers.
There's hardly a Iefect In a "Slncerltr"
Suit when it Is finished
And. If there should be some trifling Al
teration required an Alteration that no
one except the trained Inspectors of "Sin
cerity" Clothes could discover you can
bet all you have the Suit Isn't given to
me, the hot Flat Iron, to "dope" Into a
temporary Shape Resemblance
No Indeed the Alteration Is made by
means of the Needle In the Busheling De
partment Slowly, Carefully and Expen
sively. Of course, the result of this "Sincerity
In the Making Is Shape Permanence. Tj
For "Sincerity" Clothes retain their
Shape until the Cloth Pattern becomes
"Sincerity" Clothes are retailed by all
the Better Class Dealers in ready-for-use
garments Look for the Label below In
the Coat It Insures Style, burvlce and
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