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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 18, 1909.
The Qvercoatcd House
5 is the Coming Fashion C
By this simple and inexpensive
process an old frame house may fS
3I$ be made to look like a new stone
'jE dwelling and last much longer.
Jn It will be more comfortable in jjfeajj
winter with less fuel and much
is cooler in summer. , Jffi11
JjEX Apply Expanded Metal Lath JJf52
and plaster with Cement Mortar, X&i
under directions, sent free to any jfyfrr!
address upon request. u&j
jfen northwestern Expanded nctal Co.
irf 84 Van Burcn Street, Chicago
NEWS OF THE BUSY HOME BUILDERS
trying to persuade him to them out at
the earliest possible moment.
C. W. HULL CO.
1503 Fernem Street Omaha, Nebraska
Tried and TimeTestedV.
A durable light weight roofing for flat or
steep surface on Store Buildings, Ware
houses, Factories, Bams, Sheds, Farm
Buildings, etc. Applied with a liberal
guarantee by a responsible concern.
Sunderland Roofing and Supply Co.
1006-8-10 Douglas Street Phones: Doug. 871; A 1225
20 Discount Sale 20$
EVERY DAY UNTIL MAY 1ST ON
Homebullders should immediately take ad
vantage of this bis special offer of a 20
discount on all purchases made before May 1.
It's a big opportunity make your selection,
compare our price with that charged clse
where and then we will chop off Just 20.
You don't have to take the
fixtures as soon as they aro
bought. We will keep them
here for you until you are ready
to have them hung. Just buy
before May 1st and save 20.
An Iron-clad guarantee as to
workmanship and material goes
with everything we sell and
you may have your money back
If not satisfied.
Omaha Lightning Fixture Co,
417 South 15th Street. Omaha
Train No. 14, will leave Omaha
6:08 p. m. now leaves 6:28 p.
m., will arrive Chicago 8:38 a.
ra. now arrives 8 :58 a.m. , mak
ing connection with early morn
ing 24-hour trains to New York.
This train will be equipped
with Library-buffe and Pull
mnn Standard Sleepers berth
lighted chair car and dining
Rocky Mountain Limited
Train No. 7, will leave Omaha
11 :12 p. m. now leaves at 11 :17
p. in., arrival at Colorado unchanged.
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E-ry horn. Is a nturty, .Inc. ntkrly
very home Is dirfrr.nt from .11
other, which an .rchltct ha. vr
had .nythlng to do with. An archi
tect doe. not run h!s flnrers through
hi. h.ir, giv. . wild ur Into the air.
obtain a pontnoui Inoplratton sod create
n .ntlrd houe In hi. mind aa om. peopl.
r Inclined to think. Th. proper detlgnlns
nd pl.nninc of a hem. requlr. careful
tudy nnd the more tlm. sn architect la
(iv.n In which to study th. owner', re
quirement, th. better .re th. rr.utt. In
very ra... An architect, after .tudylng
a plin over a :cond tlm. In detail, when
he la alven th. time to do to. will often
make char.aee that will frov. of conelder-
Ma value to hi. cll-ntg. For example. In
the dcelgnlng of a achool hjuae reoently.
the writer, after familiarising himself In
moat detail, with It. requirement, that
had been done In the quickly prepared pre
liminary ahvtciies, mad a change which
d!d not require ten minute, cf hi. time, but
meant a savin. In the coat of the building
of over 1300. Th. proper preparation of
your plan, meana th. proper Investment of
your entire building fund.. If your rlans
sr. not right, you will not get th. full
value out ef your money. Tou have witltcd
rotalbly many year, for a horn, of your
own. A week cr two apent with your archi
tect In aasembllng your Idea. In proper
form will make no great difference In the
oourM of a lifetime and will certainly
mean a greater return for the money ln
vtated and a horn, which will be a Joy
and plenaur. to you .1 long aa you live.
You may nver build but one. aa take
time to build your horre rlgiit.
Th ChemploTi rnre company has moved
Ita factory frm Rlxtt:nth street to Fif
teenth and Jsckt.cn.
The fence around Tort Cro-V, worH en
which was begun five month, ago, wa.
completed laet week. The feme Is H.ftO
feet around .nd five feat high. At regular
Interval, .re cement peat, two feet In
diameter. The fence la provided with
hevy orn. mental Iron g.tc. eighteen feet
wide .nd alt feet hlah The work was
don. by the Ch.mplon renc. company.
MonflcM ef Borneo.
"There I. no country tn th. world mow
Inviting to the natur.ll.t thin Borneo,"
write. Conaul Baker from Kandakan. "Her.
are found tho flying anutrrel., flying foxes,
flying llsirdr, flyln; iron, and th. notlvei
report flying snakes. Among the moat
noted blrda ia tl.. little .wlft Collocalla
nldlflcs. Their neats are eaten by th.
Chlneae .nd ar. rrg.rSfd . a great luxury.
Theae blrda btilld their neMe In llmeaton.
cave, of a glutinous a.llv. which they pro
duce from their gland.; no stick, or any
other foreign aubatance. are uaed. Th
collection of theae neta la an Important
Induetrv with the native., though they pay
a tax on all they take to market. Th.
value of thoae exported from Brltlah North
Borneo In 1907 wa 55.934. They are .erved
t the great feat of the Chinese, espe
cially at wedding. " Nw Tork Tribune.
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in the Omaha Loan ft Bulldinc Association, application is made on
blanks furnished by us. stating th amount you desire to borrow and
describing the property on which you want the loan.
Your application ia considered and passed upon by our Eiamlnlnf
Board. It the title to the property is good the papers are made out,
completed, and the money is yours. No delay.
The property is yours and you repay the loan In fixed monthly pay
ments. Simply paying rent to yourself.
Hundreds of others have paid for their homes in this manner.
Why not you? It is successful.
Omaha Loan & Building Assn.
S. E. Cor. 16th trd Dodge Streets.
Geo. W. Loomis, Pres. G. M. Nattlnger, Secy, and Treaa.
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Troubles of An Architect
Arthns O. Clausen, Architect.
It Is eel (torn that troublea of any man
are ot general Intereat, .Inc. everyone has
trouble, of their own, no bu.lne. or pro
feaalon being free from them, but sine, the
rehearsing of a few of the trouble, which
th. average architect ha. to daily contend
with would be of educational value to th.
prospective horn, builder, the writer dealrea
to take the readers Into confidence and
inform them frankly where they often
make aerious error, and how they might
profit to a considerable extent by avoiding
If I were to go back thirteen year, to tho
beginning of my professional experienco
and decide over again, with my present
knowledge, my choaen vocation would be
the aame, and I do not think that I would
change It In any respect. An architect's
life la apent making beautiful things for
happy people. At no time In the family
history la there more contentment, enthus
iasm and Joy limn when the time has com.
when they are able to build a cozy little
horn, of their own. The flr.t thought of
very young wedded couple la to have a
horn, of their own. If circumstance, do
pot permit their having one at the start,
its acquirement become. a foremost
thought In their minds during the time
which elapaea before they are about to
gratify the cherished desire. It Is, there
fore, always a happy couple, whether old
or young, that first greet, the architect
when they have arrived at the time when
hi. service, are required, but before the
.house can be built complete, there Is
much hard work to be done and much
thinking on th. part of both the architect
and hi. client. The greatest p'roblem that
the architect has to contend with Is to
keep the client's Ideas within his meana.
I After months, maybe years of thinking and
I dreaming on the subject, th. average horn.
1 builder, especially the wife, haa formed a
i crude idea of the home which they want
I that Is mad. up of all the beautiful thing.
I they have .een, and It Is a sad blow when
the architect tell, them that for two good
reaaon. they mu.t content themselvv. with
but a very few of them, the one being that
the amount of money which they have to
spend would not pay for all the by win
dows, oriels, nooks, fire places, art glass
windows, etc., which they hav. aeen, ad
mired and hoped to have. Th. other reason
la thst you cannot get everything In on.
house, not ev.n a large house of which th.
coat was not a point up for consideration.
This would not be a harmonious design of
a practical plan If It Included all af the
beautiful and admired things which on.
might se. on their neighbor.' home, or In
horn, building publication.
For example: A beautiful entrance, taken
from a home of English design, with Its
hsnd carved Gothic wood work, w-u'd not
st all be appropriate on a home deaigned
In th. colonial .lyle, with tall portico and
atately column, on th. front. Both of
the, feature, look very admirable when
appropriately as.rctated, but placed to
gether it would be Inharmonious, would
b. criticised by ev.n the horn, builder him
telf after he had aeen them ao asaociated
and would look ridiculous to a riealgner.
Bt.il thla Is whst a highly educated busi
ness man almost Inflated that th. writer
do when designing a. handsom. hem. last
summer. My well meaning client insisted
that every feature looked hands-me nr.d
hi. architect could not consistently deny
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paid to readers of The Bee, fl. Send
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architect. Studio. 1013 Lumber Ex
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(Successor to TtT. IL L BamacclottL)
ASSXBTAsr STATS YXTXAOr AX1AJT.
Office ana BoapitaJ. S810 Kasoa
Call. Promptly Answered at All Houra.
It, since he was th. designer of both
home, which were being admlrel, and It
wa. only after considerable explanation
that this man was finally educated up to
where he realized the two prominent fca
turca; ao widely different In architectural
atyle, did not look well on the same lu use.
If home builder, would only accept tha
architect's advice In these matters In th.
same way that they would accr pt the final
decision, of their attorney or family physl
dsn, a greater progress would be made In
preparing s set of plans nnd more desir
able results would b. a-rlved at more
quickly, but the situation Is a little dif
ferent, the physician and attorney havtng
th. advantage over th. architect In th. fact
that their clients are pot confronted with
th. evidence of their profession on every
hand and are not able to form erroneou.
Idea, of how to proceed, and much depend,
on their advice entirely. One of the meat
satisfactory homes ever designed by the
writer was for a banker In a small town,
who had at the start a very ancient Idea
of how a modern ho:re should appear.
This particular mar. had never had an
opportunity to aee the beautiful homes of
our modern cities and had f imcd hla Ideas
from the best work In his town, whilst
were the resu'ts of iho very crude and
commonplace creationa of the village con
tractor. After looking over tha beautiful
location where this home wvs to stand In
getting a general idea rf this man's re
quirements, th. writer being unlimited ss
to Its coat, prepared preliminary sketches
for a very prictx.l. homelike and beauti
ful l.onu-. It was so modern, however, so
up-to-date in both atyl. and plan and so
difftrent from th. commonplace homes
that thla man had been accustomed to
seeing, thst he did not comprehend it at
first and wa. very much disappointed. The
next preliminary sketches wer. therefor,
prepared according to his dictation, putting
tn a number of th. feature, which h. had
pointed out In the village, and a comparison
mede of th. two, which, together with a
little enlightenment on the part of my
client a. to the proper association of styles
and arrangement of modern homes, re
sulted In a unat Imous terdlct with the en
tire family for the first sketches made,
but not until after the architect had gone
to the trouble of taking him through soma
of th. beautiful hemes of our city and j
spending considerable time off and on for I
two months to get him educsted up to the
point where he would sppreclate what was
originally done for him by his architect l.i
a few hours. This Is another example of
th. time that might have been saved had
the owner left the matter entirely In the
hands of his architect In the first place,
recognising his superior Judgment In ail
rr alters pertaining to the building of
homes. It Is hardly to be expected that
the sversge person can acquire the knowl.
edge and ability to appreciate good work
from a few week, of serious study of th.
matter, when It takes an architect many
years to acqulr. th. knowledge necessary
to properly design and plan beautiful
Occa.lonally an architect will hav. a
client, especially from some small town,
who clings to the old Idea of a tower on
the corner of his house, a uaeless, expen
sive, cold and far from ornamental feature.
Also many client, do not obtain th. full
value of th. location of their home,
through placing th. entr.nc. and atalr hall
In on. of th. front corners, thereby mak
ing useless for living purposes one of th.
most vaiuaMa parts of th. house. When
th. lot is narrow and the home small, this
srrangement. of course, becomes n.cestary,
but whenever It Is rosslble to make the
house breed enough to allow for a central ;
entrance, thereby using the two front eor- '
nera for living rooms snd obtaining the
full value of the frcntagw on the street,
thla plsn should b sdopled. It Is not dif
ficult for a good archl'.ect to plan a well
arranged nnd attractive home. It is, how
ever, very difficult to get fopl. to build
them for th. average horn, builder Insists
on having certain thlnga which he seldom
likes afterwards and which his architect
la compelled to give Mm, reoognlalng th.
fact that he Is entitled to snythlng he
wiahe. to pay for whether It meet. th.
technical and artistic Ideas ot the architect
or not. It is th. architect', duty to frankly
Inform Ms client, whtn they ar. In error,
hut If th.y do not accept h' sdvic. they
should b'STP. themselves and net the archi
tect afterwards when they find thst they
r-avi modi- n lr.lauk. (me of the most
serious mistakes which the average horn,
builder makes Is In rushing matters. The
average man builds but one home. He
should, therefore, take th. tlm. necessary
to build that home right. When a family
has deeded to build a home for themselves,
they sre often too Impatlont to see their
dream of possibly many year, realised In
material form. About th. flrat question
th.t they ask the srehltect Is how soon
they csn hsve the plans. Her. Is where
they make a great mistake. They should,
on the contrary. Insist on his putting ss
much time In the study and preparation
of their plans ss Is necessary, Instjad of
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