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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 22, 1910.
Getting Best Results in Home Building
Arthur O. Claassa, AroBltset,
OR GOING AWAY
Let us store your
goods in Omaha's
Largest and most
modern Hen Fire
You are sure ihej
are Safe in Every Re
spect Don't wait until you incur
a Loss, Bui Do ii flow. Moving and
fire proof storage is our business.
Vfo Know How, let us do it.
Call Douglas 1759; Ind. A-1335
Omaha Fire Proof Storage Go.
804-812 South 16th Street
Are not cheap furnaces, but we install them
(or about the same price aa la asked for the
cheap kind gotten up (or competition. This
being the case,
The Home Builder
cannot well afford to buy a furnace without
investigating our furnaces and our superior
methods of installation.
This part of your home should have most careful attention, and
yet It is often absolutely neglected by the home owner and he knows
nothing about it until he begins to buy coal for th furnace. Isn't that
a poor time to begin investigation? ; ' ; a a-',. .' ' r'
Let us figure with you and you will find our price right.
Hussio Hardware Co.
"If You Buy it of Hussle, H'b Right."
2407 Cuming Street
AND ALL KINDS OF TENTS
Omaha TentS? Awning Co.
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HARNEY, OMAHA, NEB.
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i Jf Your Walls
THEY look better,
wear better, last
longer, and cost less
than lath, plaster and
does not crack, chip or
keeps out heat and cold,
deadens sound, and re
is quickly and easily put
up by any one handy
can be used in a .thou
sand ways in every home.
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Amorican Supply Go,
We carry the most complete and
artistic line of wall paper in Oma
ha. Coma here and pick the style
of paper for your dining' room,
living room, bed room or den. You
can certainly find everything that
will suit you from our tremendous
IlKMKMltEIl, we guarantee to
undersell any firm in Omaha
cither wholesale or retail, and
promise you absolute satisfaction.
THE WALL PAPER
STORE OF OMAHA
109 So. 14th St.
Douglas 43. Ind., A-4313.
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Expanded Metal Company
18 THE MANUFACTURER
OF STEEL PLASTERING LATH the
invention of which made possible the con
version of old frame houses into the ap
pearance, of stone by the process of
"overcoating" with cement mortar.
This mortar is made of u mixture. ol
cement and snnd in about tho propor
tions as used to make concrete sidewalks.
Frame houses so treated are warmer
in winter, with less expenditure of fuel,
and cooler in summer.
They do not need painting.
Write for particulars to the compuny at
84 VAN BUREN ST., CHICAGO, ILL.
Phone Red 814. . 205-207 North 17th St.
The Time and Place to Buy Fencing 3c Per Foot and Up.
HILE It would seem as though
we should have reached .per
fection In the building of homes
ere this, so many Improve
ments having been made ' on
their construction during the
last century, still it is a fact that more
Improvements are coming up right along.
Some of the features which I will men
tion have been Jn use long enough to
hardly be considered new features, but
will be mentioned here on account of their
being so little used so far, that they are
unknown to most home builders. It would
be useless , to try and prophesy what im
provements are apt to be made during the
next century, but if as much progress is
made during that time as has been made
during the past century a modern home
should be a model of convenience beyond
The uses of electricity In the home are
being demonstrated by practical applica
tion in some homes, but so far have met
with little favor on account of the ex
pense of the current. When the cost of
producing the current is reduced, elec
tricity will be used in the home in a great
many different ways besides lighting It.
In some homes where the cost of keep
ing it up Is not an item of considera
tion, electric currents are provided for
running the sewing machine, washing ma
chine and Ice cream freeser. The cook
ing Is done by electricity and some of the
rocma ere provided with electric radiators.
These, however, are only for Intermediate
use to warm up a room for a few mln
uM early In the morning or the evening
at times of the year when the beginning
and end of the day Is cool, but not cool
enough to warrant keeping up the fire In
the heating plant
' Vacuum cleaning systems are being in
stalled In a great many homes, the best
of them being plants located In the base
ment and run by an electric motor, and
from this pipes leading to various parts
of the house with outlets in the baseboard
where extension hose can be connected.
One outlet In every floor is considered
sufficient since a fifty-foot hose can be
attached and carried to every part of the
house. While some people still have more
faith In the cleaning propensities of a
scrub woman, there Is littlo doubt but
what, as the vacuum cleaning system be
comes perfected and also reduced in price,
that it will be considered as an essential
part of a home as modern heating and
plumbing, for there is no doubt of Its
entire success from a practical standpoint
when a right kind of system is installed,
A cheap vacuum system Is a poor invest
ment. Pust Is nothing but fine grit, and
this soon wears out the parts of the ma
chlnery which It comes in contact with,
if thry are not made of the best material
and kept lubricated. Where electricity is
not obtainable, the vacuum cleaner can
be run by a gasoline engine.
In many small cities and In suburban
locations, the water supply is a problem.
The old-fashioned way to supply a home
under such circumstances was to have a
tank In the attic and pua.p the water up
to it with a hand pump, allowing the watu
to supply the various fixtures in the house
by gravity. The modern way U to have a
large air-tight tank In the basement Into
which water Is pumped against the pres
sure of the air, which creates a forco which
sends It to a great height. Hand pumps
are sometimes used to pump in the water,
MR. CLAUSEN'S BOOK
''The Art, Selene and Sentiment
42 chapters, 200 Illustrations and a
thousand facts on the planning and
designing of uvery kind of home. It
covers a wide range of subjects, In
cluding the planning or bungalows,
sujrban and city homes, letting
contracts, choosing materials, proper
design of entrances, windows, fire
places, etc Price, post paid, $1.00
A monthly supplement, "Practical
Homebuilding." sent gratis for
twelve months following the sale of
Address, Arthur O. Clausen, Archi
tect, 113B-37-38 Lumber Bxokange,
but this Is very tedious work. Where
electric current Is not available, a gasoline
engine connected by a belt to the pump is
the next best substitute. The most modern
way of pumping the water into the tank is
by an electric motor with an automatic
control. When the water gets down to low
pressure the motor starts up automatically,
fills the tank up and then stopB, requiring
no attention except to keep It thoroughly
All modern homes are provided with sum
mer heaters which are kept going when
ever the heating plant is not being used,
In heattng the water for domestic pur
poses. Ono of the latest wrinkles Is to
have the radiator In the bathroom arranged
so that It can be disconnected from the
heating plant by a shut-off valve In the
basement and connected with a summer
heater, by opening another valve on a
cross-connection pipe. In this way, by
opening up another valve on the radiator
In the bathroom the room can be warmed
at any time that a little heat Is required
In this room when it would not bo re
quired In the rest of the house. While
speaking of radiators it Is no longer con
sidered the best taste to gild them, but to
paint them exactly to match the woodwork
In the room In which they are located.
The risers or pipes extending from floor
to floor are painted to match tho wail
decorations. ThiB Is done with the object
of making them as Inconspicuous as pos
sible. Radiators never look well no matter
where they are put and to bronze them a
bright gold only makes them more conspic
uous. (In the bathroom where the wood
work is white tho radiator should . be
painted white. Sometimes in bathrooms
and other rooms enameled white the rad
iators are given a sliver or aluminum
bronze which matches well with the whito
woodwork. If the radiator stands against
an oak or maple walnscoatlng, It should
be not only painted, but grained, to match
the walnscoatlng as clobe as an artistic
painter cuh do so.
Mice sometime get Into clothing after It
has been put down the clothes chute in tho
basement. To overcome this In a modern
way Is to provide a large galvanized, Irjn
lined box with a lid, at the base of the
The modcr.i way of supplying fresh air
to a homo In the winter time Is to pro
vide what Is known as an Indirect radiator.
This Is a large radiator placed in a gal
vanized Iron box under the floor with a
register In the floor above It. An open
fresh air duot Is carried from the galvan
ized Iron box through the foundation wall
to the outside air. The rising of the heat
from the radiator causes suction, which
bring In the fresh air and forces It through
the radiator. After It has passed through
the radiator It goes Into the room warm,
but fresh. One good sized indirect radiator
In a central location Is considered suffi
cient, If there are proper outlets for ex
hausts In the way of baseboard ventilators
A great deal of cold air, carrying with it
scot and dirt, gets In around the closed
windows in the winter time unless the
sashes are provided with what Is known as
metal weather strips. These consist of
thin, protruding galvanized rails, fastened
to the frame and projecting Into the sash,
thereby making a check that prevents
passage of air between the frame and the
sash. It has been shown that they take the
place of the old-fashioned storm windows
and are left on the year around.
Metal frame screens are now being put
on a great many modern homes, the
economy in using them having been de
mor.strated. They do not sag out of shape,
are easily put In place, and when half
screens are provided, they can be slid up
or down at will and can always be re
moved from the Inside In order to wash the
windows at any timo.
Composition floors have been used in
Germany end some cities In other parts
of Europe for many years, but owing to tho
expense of importation they have been
little known in this country until the last
year or two, when several American con
cerns have taken up the manufacture of
the materials of which composition floors
are made, and they are now coming Into
general use. A composition floor is put
on In the same manner as plastering, over
any firm base, and when finished la
smooth, hard floor, In one piece and of any
color desired. Cove baseboards are run
along the wall at the same time, there
being no crack between the base board and
the floor for the dirt to get Into. Above
this, walnscotings are sometimes made of
the same composition. The material comes
In pottery form, similar to cement In ap
pearance. It is then mixed with certain
acids and then applied by a masnn, being
smoothed down In a manner quite similar
to putting plaster on the wall. When ap
plied over a wood floor it should be rein
forced with something In the nature of
metal chicken fencing to hold It together
well and overcome any sottiing of the
floor, which would, without reinforcing,
crack th surface of the composition floor.
The cost Is about half the price of oak
or marble tile flooring and but little more
than a first-class finished wood floor. It
can be used for stairs, treads and risers
and, In fact, moulded into any shape for
any purpose desired.
Durable Floor Varnish
that will not scratch is only one of the thousands of Sherwin-Williams
Paint and Varnish line WE SELL ALL.
6-gallon can Outside Paint covers 1.500
square feet 98.BO
Vplnt Bicycle Enamel BOo
6 gallons Rich Red Barn Paint . ...fvas
1 pint Good Varnlxh 3o
1 quart inside floor faint
1 gallon good Roof Paint .
1 pound Color Ground In Oil 10
1 gallon Outside and Inside Paint (cover
300 square feet), 40 shades to choose
from, at 91.85
1 quart Mar-Not Durable Floor Varnish,
H-pInt White Bath Tub Enamel Oo
H-plnt Buggy Paint 8So
U-Plnt Can Aluminum Paint 85e
SHERMAN & .McCONNELL DRUG CO.
Corner Sixteenth ana Xodg" Streets.
OWL DRUQ CO., Corner 16th and Harney
Portable Screen Houses
For Town or Camping
Porch Screens, Window and
Omaha Window Screen Co. dIS
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SKTrON SECTION B
Champion Fence Co,
Hew Location Xifteenth and, Jaokaon Streets
Iron and Wire Fences, Trellises for Vines, Tree Guards,
Hitching Posts and Window Guards
Telephone Douglas 1590. Bend for Catalogue.
Potatoes, Lawn Grass, Flowering Bulbs, Etc
Why waeta time and money planting
doubtful seeds when you can buy seeds that
1813 Howard Street
Telephone Douglas 1 2 Ol
ot deadly microbes occurs when throat
and lung diseases aro treated with Dr.
King's New Discovery. 60c and 11.00. Sold
by Beaton Drug Co.
A Men Invention.
Beaver Board is certainly becoming very
popular as a substitute (or lath and plaster,
also for under floors, being a deadener ot
sound, as well as a perfect Insulator. The
American Supply company, who are west
ern agents for same, state they are agreea
bly surprised with the growing demand.
Heivry M, Johannszen KiK
Pa.ii.ts, Oils, Glass Glazing a. Specialty
Good Paints at Reasonable Prices.
310. 114 South Fourteenth Street.
The LC0N0MY WINDOW SCREEN
WILL SAVE YOU ONE-HALF
T. II WEIRICII FIXTURE CO.,
1317 SOITK 94th BTXEET.
placed in your noma
on a 1 days' trial.
Wt repair all makes
I ARTISTIC BRICK
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Fine Exhibit of Face Brick
The Proof is the Seeing
Let us show you scores of buildings made beuutlful
by our Artistic Kate Brick. . Not ONE kind only, but
many kinds; just as there are many types of architecture,
each requiring different wall treatment. We have made
a deep study of face brick work. The success of our busi
ness depends upon our ability to create artistic effects with
our face brick.
There is but ONE BEST brick efrect for
your particular structure, whether it ia a framo
residence with brick foundation and chimneys
or an all brick building.
We know WHICH ONE Is best. Do you Mr.
Every fallow to his line.
Our line is ARTISTIC FACE IJK1CK
tW ICI4- HARNEY ST.
All Kinds ol
rHOXIE WEBSTER 8S77
MANTELS AND TILE
Fireplace Grates and Fixtures, Tilo Floors for all purposes.
Furnaces and all kinds of Hardware.
Milton Rogors & Sons Co.,
Fourteenth and Farnam Straats
Electric Blue Printing, day or night,
rain or shine. Nothing too Urge or
7th Floor Bet Bldf. 17lb ud Firum Streets
A SURETY BOND
in my company guarantees the completion of the building according to the
plana and specifications, within the time, free of Hens and incumbrance!.
Request it of your contractor and thereby protect yourself from an
xiety and loss. $14,000 paid In losses by this agency last year.
l tUO Farnam St.
Vhono Doug. at 5304
MISSOURI FILTER CO.
1310 Howard St,
J 1 MIT If FN 203-tM First National Bank Uld
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