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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE:
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Running a Heating Plant
Bf Arthur 0. Clausen.
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ANA.GINQ a heating; plant is
very much Ilka training a
child: ach plant Is apt to have
it own llttlo short comings
and . eecentrlrltlee which only
use will make evident, and
wlilnh In eaoh Individual can must be
met and overcome according to Individual
requirement. All heating plunts ran not
be controllM according to cortnln rulea,
any more thnn all of the children of even
one family can be raised by rule, not
making allowance for Individual differ
encra. Everything considered, whether It be In
.a mJld climate requiring but little heat,
or la a cold climate requiring consider
able heat, there Is no question but what
: a hot water heating plant la the most
practical and economical for the heating
. of homes. There Is hut ona advantage
which a hot air heating plant has over
a hot water, heating plant, and that Is
: that a hot air plant can be quickly heated
: up and aa quickly cooled off, while with
a hot water heating plant. It takes longer
to get up ln-at-
On the other hand, with a hot water
plant the heat can be controlled better,
ao as to keep an even temperature, at
.any degree desired. Knr the oontroll'ing
"of heat, v there are several well, known
devices on the market, the beet of these
being a thermostadt or automatic ther
mometer located near the center of the
house which la electrically connected with
a small motor In tho basement, run by
storage battery, that automatically opens
the dampers when the thermometer
registers slightly, below tho temperature
desired, and clones them aguln when the
temperature has raised a degree or two.
This arrangement is not only a fuel saver,
but saves a great deal of tlmo and at
tention. To have heat however, there must bo
f.re In .the bollrr-wi- furnace as toe-rase
may be, for the operation of the brut
MR CLAUSEN'S BOOK
The Art, Belenee and Sentiment
'.Thirty chapters, 300 Illustrations,
It covers a wide range of eubjeota,
iuoluding the planning of bunga
lows, suburban and c'ty homes,
costing from $3,000 to 930,000, le
lng etuiltaots, oiiooslng materials,
proper design of entrance, win
dows, fUrsplaoes, ate. Mew third
edition. Fries, postpaid, 1.0
Address, Arthur 0. Clausen,
Architect, 1138-37-3B Lumber m.
ohaoa-e, Minneapolis, Mlnaeaota.
system Is once allowed to cool down, it
takes considerable fuol to warm It tip
again. That la .why It Is cheaper to main
tain a low flro over night than to let the
fire go out every day during mild weather,
and make a new tire each morning, for
building a fire always takes considerable
fuel. Herd coat will give ome clinkers
and these tf sifted out and nilxed with
the coat, usually by throwing In on the
coal pllo and allowed It to mix In aa the
coal Is used, will burn down to an sii
and while burning will give off a fair
amount of heat, that would be wasted
If the clinkers were not sifted out. Even
the very best draught conditions will usu
ally Lave enough clinkers to mako the
sifting worth while.
In the case of hot water plant,' the
flues should be thoroughly brushed and
scraped out, leaving them perfectly clean
at'lraxt once a week. When there is a
blanket of soot over the flues tho soot
a-ts as an insulator, very mu-h In the
same manner as asbestos would, and
Uteps the flues from coming In close con
tact with the heat. ,
The water in a heating plant should
i sJtvayi be chsnged at lejist once a year.
regulator will not put heat into tho heat i What i known to heating men as "dead
radiator a-r register, when there Is none water" never circulates well. The clear-
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: In the boiler. Where natural ens' Is ob-
lainable. the boat regulation Is a very
, simple matter, tho regulator merely rais
ing or lowering the (lime according to
i variation of the temperature above or be
low the detrreo desired.
The most Important consideration w here
fuel la ueed, is of course. Its hind. Wood
even at a very reasonable price Is ex
pensive fuel to use in u heating plant,
as wail aa requiring a great de&J of at
tention to keep the heattr full When
there Is a very strong draught, and the
heating plant la perfectly installed In
every reepect, the cheaper grades of coal
can sometimes be used with a little
economy, but require a greater quantity
which means more attention In shaking
down ashea and replenishing the coal on
tha fire. For the average alia borne, the
beat coal is usually the cheapest. It -costs
mora, but you get value received. Among
the different kinds of hard coal the alses
known or stove, egg. nut, pea and pea dot
are the most commonly used. Pea and
pea dot coal require a strong daught.
,tov and egg give the greatest unount
'of heat and will overcome lmjerfectlona
In either draught or Installation the east.
I Many people make the mistake of shak
ing down the fire too often. To carve out
the fine thoroughly burnt ashes at the
bottom of the lre bed by one turn of
tr. grate once a day. with a little more
thorough aha king down once or twice
week, according to the weather, la all
thit aay good boiler or furnace should
require. The habit xf shaking down the
tuiu-e nre Ded so as to leave only bright,
half burned coals on the grate and then
fill up hln with freeh coal and leavlna
the dampers wide open for a time. U very
waaufui vt fuel. In tbe first place, a
fcr when so blanketed glvea off but little
sweat, for sometime, and In the tneanttma
Mas auUra ateteaa. cvola 4vwn, Wheo a
et. hcKt drinking water will give the bet
results In a hot wuter heating plant. Juxt
after Iwlng put into the plant It will be
noticed that considerable ulr Tornls In
the top of the radiators, and this should
be allowed to escape every few daya.
Also, careful attention hh.mM ho alien
to the water gauge on the tank to eee
that the tank Is at leaM one-half full,
tl ereby insuring the proper pressure hi
the radiators and be sure that the entire
system Is filled with water.
When the kitchen at ova is connected
with the same flue aa the heating plant
X tlds should never be done when It can
be avoided) the dampers on the kitchen
stove must be kept closed whenever not
In use. When the kitchen stove Is In
uae the Impairment to the draft In the
heating plant ran not, of course, be
avaidod. A little care given to all de
tail In, the running of any kind of heat
ing plant will always result In consider
abut saving of fuel and a great Increase
of comfort with a minimum of annoyance.
on the first floor and a meeting hall on
the second. The building Is to be made
all modern, with the latest equipments
for the gum.
It was Impossible for; the council to
get a location In the buKlnesn section.
The new location, however, has many
advantages over one In the business dis
trict. The buitdiug overlooks the new
High school and Is surrounded by many
large and elegant residence!".
When the club house Is finished a sum
ranging from t,000 to 140,000 will have
been expended by the council. Stock In
the building Is being sold to the mem
bers, which will eventually revert back
to the council. Bo far $6,000 worth of
stock has been subscribed for by the
members, $3,000 of which was taken at
the meeting last Tuesday.
T. P. Rsdman in talking about the Issue
of stock aald, "The board of directors
feel assured that all the stock will be
subscribed for by the first of May, when
active work on the building begins."
It Is probable that bids on the new
addition will he aeked for at the annual
meeting of the board of directors. In
Savannah Races a Failure
By IMRMUV OI.DFIBLn.
(Copyright, mil, by parney Oldfield.)
Where will the Vanderbilt cup and the
grand prise races be run In 1PI2? The
reason this queetion haa arisen In my
mind and will without doubt be jked
throughout motoring circles shortly Is be
cause there Is little chance that there
will be another raring carnival In or near
.fcavannah next year. This news will sur
prise many well posted automnhiltsta who
have considered that the hustling Geor
gians solved the road raring problem when
they provKfed an excellent .course, well
policed and promised that visitors would
be fairly treated during the carnival pe
riod. ' The real reason there will not be
a 1911 race near Favannah is that with all
the gouRlng and overcharging the citi
zens and buslnees concerns were guilty
of the recent meet lost a lot of money,
and up to date there has been no scramble
between the members of the automobile
club or business organizations to see who
would put up the amount of tho deficit.
The first week I was In Havannah
things went fine. It was two weeks be
fore the raring dates. But as soon a
the crowds began pouring In rates for
hotel accommodations soared sky-high
and restaurants put out new bills of fare
on which the prices were trebled in many
instances. Newspaper writers, usually
protected by reception committees, were
stung" Just as hard as the most hap
less victim. Nine-tent ha of the visitors
went away from the town declaring they
would never return. I remained In Sa
vannah for almost a week after the grand
prUe race, and am qualified to speak or
the manner in which the dlffe.rent auto
mobile club officials who posed In the
spotlight before and during the races, are
now trying to '"pasa the buck" to each
other, since the meet was a' blg financial
failure. ."We've had enough racing." is
the popular cry In Savannah. '.'We've
had enough of Havannah." is the cry of
the facing drivers and entrants. who were
held up for rent for training camps and
I am strongly in favor of tiie grand
prise race' going to I-os Angeles, but tho
Vanderbilt event should stay in the east.
In the first place. It is a most unwise
plan to pull the two races off less thou
two months apart. In tho' second place,
the name of Vanderbilt. which . spoils
magic In portions of the east, does not
mean anything to the people of the west.
The Vanderbilt race tihould , either be
abandoned altogether or be assigned to
Philadelphia to be run in . conjunction
with the Fairmont park race or over the
Fairmont . course aa the Vanderbilt cup
race. There ia no questioning the fact
that there are far too many racing events.
It should be a survival of the fittest.
Philadelphia has. shown that it can run
a big road race in an almost perfect man
ner.. New York has ahown clearly that
it cannot do the same. It should simply
be a question of whether or not the
Quaker City crowd would accept the
Vanderbilt ' trophy in place . of their
Founders' trophy. .
The announcement a week ago that one
of the largest automobile manufacturing
concerns In the country, doing most of
Its business direct with retail purchasers
from Us own branch houses, will hence
forth sell automobiles on the' Installment
plan came aa a flash' from a dear sky
to the majority of dealers and manufac
turers in the trade. Tv.o months ago,
while In Detroit, I was. told confidentially,
of course, by a big man in the organiza
tion that such a policy would soon be an
nounced. Owing to the standing of the
corporation and the Immense number of
cars Its factories turn out, there can be
no meaning other than that other makers
will have to come to tho same basis' of
trading with the car buyer. For years
the automobile business has been con
ducted along lines nothing Bhort of
arbitrary. No matter liow highly a con.
cern was rated. It had to pay a deposit
on a future season's order, even where
the machines purchased were yet unbuilt.
It waa only a question of time before the
end would come to such a policy. Com
petition is now too great and there are
too many dealers in the field. It costs
too much to sell a -car. Concentration of
distributing methods will have to come.
cars must be sold to men Who have
riot the ready money to plank down
for an automobile, but who are able to
meet monthly payments on a moderate
The announcement in question will has
ten the formation of a gigantic merger
of the big automobllo factories of this
country. Wall street is Interested heavily
In three big automobile corporations. The
"sure thing" financiers will soon become
aroused to the crisis of the selling situa
tion and then tho formation of a huso
automobile trust Is sure to follow. Too
many millions are tied up In the manu
facture of automobiles to permit indi
viduals to dictate the selling policy of so
great an Indstry. Combinations have al
ways taken place In other vast manu
facturing lines, and one Is certain to occur
before a year passes in the automobile
Musings of an Old Sport.
Be sure you're rieht and then en in
The man who savs he "can't heln If
doesn't want tol
Adversity enjoys a shoullah kIsh in
picking on the peevish man!
-J.xpend some of the couraae before
ir you can't pront by your mistakes,
break even, anyhow!
"BtlckliiK around" doesn't mean lettlna
your circulation clog! .
The path of dalliance always leads to a
The trouble with some of us Is that w
watt till we're triced up by the thumbs
before we 11 consent to take a brace!
new I or worm.
Plans Being Drawn
for Club Quarters
of K. of 0. Council
Plans are being prepared by Architect
J. M. Kachitall for the proposed Knights
of Columbus club quarters, property for
which has been purchased on Dodge,
between Twentieth and Twenty-first
streets. The property known as the
Monell home was acquired at an approxi
mate cost of 110.000.
The only change that will be made In
the old structure will be tearing out the
rear ao that passage Into the new build
ing can be made. The new wing will be
ut4 (or a iwlounUig pool and g uiuujuiu
. -BaB ' " 'J Mu a let -T c .
Jim dialing". aaLJeaV
T IT iiaj
CTTPT. 07M PH
RalphMulf ord with &L0ZIER car on Nov.27
won the Vanderbilt Cup, at an average
speed of 74.07 mileaper liour.iiearly mnei
miles per hour faster than the time made)
in anprevious race for-this famous trophy .
The Vanderbilt Cup adds one more to the 1
long list of consistent victories of the
WORLD'S. CHAMPION CAR
J. X. STEWART, 2d
Telephone, Douglas 78X , , 2050 Fwnain Street.
Special Prices On
Flanders "20" Coupes
We have only two of
these left and will make
a very material price con
cession to close them out
before the holidays.
These arc new cars electric
lighted, and up-to-the-minute in
style and finish. We can also
furnish extra Touring and Road
ster bocies to fit the same classes,
giving you both a winter and
summer car at about the price of
one. The Famoug Studebaker
Guarantee with every car.
2026-202S GARNAM TS.
Douglas 363-A-3679. C. A. KELLER,' Mgr.
Orient Fantory Branch Studebaker Corporation
1 Detroit, Michigan.
(0f Automobiles and Accessories
FREELAKD AUTO CO., 1122-24 Farnam Street.
Nebraska Buick Auto. Company
tVlaooU Branch, 13tb and V Bta. X. B. mXXB, Oent Mffr.
Omaha Braaofc, ms-14-14 fainam fc X.XB KXTTT, Mgt.
2052-84 Farnam St, Omaha.
J&m 09 VS1
2203 Farnam Street
Overland and Pope
Hartford Coonoll Bluffa Xs.
Apperson "Jack Rabbit"
1102 Farnam SL
Marlon Auto Company.
c w. Mcdonald, Mgr.
2101-2103 Farnam HU
Mm DEERE PLOW COMPART
Salesroom -Cor. Tenth and Howard Sts.
pIeK guy l. smith
HUDSON 2205-2207 Farnam Street
Evenly Heated Piano Storage Room
r t ,1 t . i n
" v v; ' , ,-, 6
OMAHA VAN & STORAGE CO. V1HuaTooVv
MaiaOffict 101 So. Hti$L Branches-301 So. 17 lb 4 1129 Bo. 11th Jtj.
TelepKoae Davglaa 4113 aaa Ina., A-133B
E. J. DAUIS
Tafi Hoisting a Specially
1818 Farnam Street
Tl. Douj. 353
Torn household roods are la
Mowing, toitar er raeataa
atAOOAKS Bath Thoaea OoDfias 143a
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