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NEW YORK, SUNDAY) JUNE 9, 1918. Copyright. 1D1, by the Bun Printing and PuWMng Auociatton.
COMMUTING FARMER FINDS PLEASURE AND PROFIT ! IN HIS HOME: RELIEF FROM WORRY FOR THE FUTURE -Try It Yourself;' Says Business Man Whose Garden and Chickens Haye GiyenHimThat In dependence Which Many Desire But FewHave Temerity to Seek, (Many s, city man has dreams and visions of life In the country. In the jnsiailnss and papers he reads with en thusiasm of the "back to the farm" movement and he takes from 'the Public Library books written with the express lurpose of arousing his enthusiasm nnd Interest but too often killing his bud ilnc desire by a complexity of detail, a j.lan Involving; the giving up of an as sured Income with the uncertainty of linking a satisfactory living. Perhaps some writer will airily state: ''Fortunately I had plenty of capital in- Initial outlay of 123,000 for the liouse and land, Ac." What a blow to uny one earning $2,000 or (3,000 or s',,000. It Is very easy to see why year after year passes and he still remains a dweller 'in a small city flat,. stilling his longings for a fresher, freer, more In- I fretting and more Individual life. Or possibly he has succumbed to the lure of the land and has invested his r In a small farm. With absolutely no .,r;rle!iciC his knowledge derived from I I uiing. lie moves out to the new homi fid finds there to his sorrow that" farni i.u. like every other business, Rives It? 1. on return to the man who knows how. Wler months of the hardest kind of vnrU. because he does not understand iho easiest methods, in heat, cold nnd norm, he faces a growing deficit, and .'tfter two or three years of heart break ing because unsuccessful toll he sells n'jt at a loss, moves back to his flat, a Miiall position, long and confining hours. .it only is he permanently affected in Ills prejudice against the value of coun try life for himself, but he Imbues his children and friends and his friends' children with the same apprehensive dread against so radical a change. Partly because r circumstances which seemed to shape themselves in my life, I have, without much definite planning in the beginning, stumbled upon a manner of living which has for ma at least solved the problem of the city man In a country home. And it has become so simple, reasonable, inexpen-1 Wth nive ana ssuisiseiory a styie mat i reel I moat pass on "my experlsnce and' nd vioe, In the Brat place, r moved to a subur ban town for 1M WiasU o tny children, a town wlthlaf easy commuting distance of the etty, which happens to be New York. We selected a house but a short Malk from the station, near the schools nnd-In a well built tip street Our lot was fifty feet wlda and 100 feet deep. The rent was moderate. Gardening of any kind was far from our thoughts, as I had no Interest In it. For several years we lived In that nelghborohood uneventfully and un progresslvely, when seeing a new, little house building on the outskirts of the town I was attracted by the low price, the up to data model and the heautlful location. .The house, was on a new not r.iacadamlsed street with sidewalk. It was one mile from the station and a mile and a half from the schools. Tears t.efore these would havel been prohibitive obstacles, but I had learned to enjoy valklng and realised that tie enforced exerclte would be of great benefit after i r-Mm isBBBBBVsBBBBsfPlSBB j'' -' SflHSSpE " ' 'S BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBS' BBBBSBBBBSBSBBsV 1 4 ' BBBBBBBBBBBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBk. .SBBBBBBBBSBeUSSBBBBBBSBBBBBeBBBBBBBBsIBBBSS BBBBBBBBBBBSJ SsVSBSSsVHBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBSSSBSBBBBiaEBBBBBs! wBKttP'f&JJjBR 9VSBBBs9E!9sBBr SBBBBBBBBBBEZsPbBBBBBBBBBBBBD ' BBBBBBaWBBBBBBBBBBBBVsBSteAM V BSBSBBBBBBBBBBBBBBhBbBHBBSBBBBBBBBBB BBBBBBBBBBBljlSSBnIClBBBBlBac9BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBK tKSXBSBSSSBmn 'itSBSSBtKUKKimlm ' " 1 , n long day over books. As for the chil dren, had not my mother frequently told me that she had walked two miles to school andl back when n girl? Her doctor said she had laid the foundation of her vigorous health in those walks. The servant problem did not affect us, for .we could not afford a matd. To shorten my story, we moved. nnd found ourselves soon settled in the neat little frame house painted white with green blinds, with but one near neigh bor and country fields to right, left and i back of us. About the. length of a city block away was a finely paved thorough rare running to the town centre. This was In the fall. I bought high arctic overshoM for the whole family, laid in n week's allowance of canned food, meat, vegetables and milk, which we called the "bllzxard supply," on no ncoount to be touched except in case of necessity. It was durinR the winter that the idea developed In my brain that I would un dertake gardening the following spring. I bPKan to prepare by reading books and vending for State bulletins. When the cold left and spring opened, I was read) with my plans, made an Investment In some garden tools, ordered vegetable weds. engaRed a man to plough and har row the land, which was a space sixty feet by seventy-five In the feld back of the house. It did not belong to the lot, but I borrowed it for the year, and right here let me say one can practically always borrow garden land on the edge of a suburban town. The working and developing of the-soli only Improves It, ana tne cnances are If one selects a spot a little care It may be several years before It Is used for building. Or suppose 1t IsT Borrow another plot and start again. That first year we more than paid for the' tools, seeds, fertiliser, the ploughing and harrowing with the re turn from the garden, which supplied our nerds for the summer and furnished us with material for the fall canning. I did much of the planting with a seeder, a wonderful garden Invention, and almost all of my soil stirring with a cul tivator. Those two Implements are ne cessities, especially for the city trained man who has not the hinges In his back of which Charley Dudley Warner so feelingly speaks. Since that time I have had a garden every year and consider, with the prac tical experience together wUh the knowledge gained from studying, I have learned a trade. I know what I am talking about, and if I were to be placed on a farm to-day I should be able to start, with science and system to aid me. In addition, the past tfireo years we have kept chickens and hnve made Wltto far sss FouiidaMai Bom Co. forest Rills Gardens MINDTU ROM TKCS. STATION sod tare ere let iw fm sys mimibiiMiI samMnafttAa of rieta H stuceo. three new detaebed house or sisal roo'w i hatha hmwm la comnlflted for ml. Located on nttdsntlsl sweet, tbey nave an unusual rtmn el swnienmKSSinni notaoia eran m ussuirasns. of the shortage of housing fsrlllUss reau hare and will continue to rite. Any thotirhtful pens wUl name that It M cheaper now to uwn a none that aaa be Dorrtiassd on a small cash tavestmeat, Mrlns the Balance as rest. .The supply. of new houses Is limited a the mora cost of bulkUng will be l excessive. The aarhnnuaiewt Is pJeaaenter thaa la Maabattaa. TOclasf tpaea ts oh taper lb an living In Manhattan. the BCeaMthlittT. ta the business, heaping and theatre districts Is ejus! to living In Manhattan. The froaneae of etsetrle trains, with a ruanlas sohsdsis t aJteea minutes, stsesiuagas the Idea W sesssssthsi. 4T West I4U St New Turk Form Hills Long Island GREAT NECK TO HUNTINGTON L Tsils altt ( Mala Claw Besldeneee Mailed upeo request S?S? . BAKER-CROWELL, Inc. "JS? DESKLAMP "KIND TO THE EYES" j nur .eyas, iror to be aVudtery. KoieralllS'ls . n ' vi., mum tit any, home nr IflMUMtaiHl iMipj.ly sod Oeserioiast Btorsf, til fair Inter ret tsf booklet. ' H. G, McFADDIN CO. 3 Warrjw li Nw Vork Clly. SUN PORCH, THE COSEY CORNER. OF THE HOO&E- UVING ROOM IN 8ASSETT DWELLING as thorough a study of tha) subject. All this time 1 have been commuting to New York, earning my salary there, but employing my leisure In physical outdoor work. And It has not seemed too hard. In fact I have never been so well nor so happy. The details 1 leave to some one else. Information is easy to get. Every library has shelves .of fceoka which are at one's disposal, and the practical work brings Its own knowledge. What 1 am trying to claim only In that neany an unuroan towns, except a thriftily saved a little money during the forty or so years of his active business Mfe. . v We read constantly of farms selling for low prfces. To go to such a one trained and ready, knowing soils, drain OLD SEAL COMES TO LIGHT. theae days of parcel post and easy "from producer to consumer" methoifc moans a living, nnd It Is In a style 1 I commend. I have not myself gone to the farm. Indeed I am but little over 40 jenrs of age and actively engaged In I business. And I may never go. One's ' I uk ton Township, Ohio, containing more i ttian 889 acres, an area greater than Ohio Learn, for First Time Details at of Central Park. The deal grew out i nf m rirslra of a benevolent Government of 1N13 Transaction. . show its annreciatlon for bravery James Holt of Virginia, a soldier of the little tiigtnn officials by the wur.nf 1812. deeds of bravery In That the country nt targe might know that the Intrepid 'young "man's service was highly valued he was given this grant of land that he might erect a horn there nnd grow up .and direct the course of development of this great land ofth middle- West, which the Government 'at the time wna trying to colonize with men of the type of Lieut. Holt. But I -lent: Holt was a Virginian and liked his horn Stnto too well to go to the Buc".:eye country I Several jears after he received lie grant from Mr. Jefferson on behalf of Jhe. Governinent he sold the propel ly to Jnmeit Graham, who went Into Ohio from the East nnd became rich from the proceeds of the fertile country. Though Mr. Graham received a deed of ownership from Lieut. Holt at '.he time of purchase he never recorded it, nor did any of his posterity until' re cently take steps to let the public of Franklin county, Ohio, or any other county know much about the deal be tween Mr. Jefferson nnd the Virginian soldier and the soldier and their an cestor. It was generally known In the town ship that the Grahams l ad occupied the property for many years, but fw knew Just when or how they came by the land. I to show Its appreciation n.t.u. r . ...i ...... ..and exceptional service of Lieut age, planting, chicken raising, etc.. In I Thomas Jefferson more than a century ago have Just been transaction affects made public. The property In Wash-. llemibllc of a century ago. Ha'won the attention of his commander and' Wash- ery small proportion of expensive, ex- i plans do not always materialize, tiunne seciiuas, nate mucn ouiiying available property which Uevelops often slowly and Is almost without exception at the service of any industrious good class American citizen. The owners would not naturally encourage squat ters, but any dweller In a pretty, neat, little home will find the spirit of co operation In all bin agricultural under takings. A well kept garden adds to the attractiveness and value of a loca tion. A few years of such lUIng would edu cate a man to a point where if perma nent los of business position confronted him (and how often it docs confront a man of 601) he could retire to n small country plave. Supposing him to havo But this I do know. That I have made a success of both garden nnd chickens: that I hae. without the time spent at an agricultural college (al though with much help from Its lltera ure) learned how; that' I own a house and some land. And I assure you I have a very comfortable feeling. Try it for yourself. John Bassxtt. TO MVK AT RIDtiRWOOll. S. f. Walstruni-tiordon & Forman have sold for Harry M. Krugler to J. Sydney Spclham the residence at 15 Richmond avenue. Rldgcwood, N. J. ' , BBBBBrHflBjaPBBWWaGVaL This Charming Bungalow At lake mahopac Delightfully situated on beautifully wooded Plot, overlooking the most beautiful lake in New York State. Bungalow has six large rooms and bath, living room.with open fireplaces, &c. oak floored sleeping porch, breakfast nook in fact the Bungalow ideally complete in every respect, all improvements being already installed. Lake Mahopac is one of the most beautiful sections near New York, elevation about 800 feet. Large colony of daily commuters. Club car if desired. Close to the station. Every home has shore frontage or water rights. On account of situation it is entirely secluded and gives that privacy so desired in a summer home. Very satisfactory terms to responsible people. ' Two very attractivo Bungalows ready for Jmmodlat occupancy, t Further information and photos from LEO.BUGG, 40 West 32d Street Fhone Madison Square 'Jfito. Charm and Comfort at Bayside, L. I. Thirty Minutes from Times Square Sii Minutes from Liltls Neck Bay. Just completed, this distinctive borne presents an opportunity to realize fullest comfort on an economic basis. House contains 0 rooms, '1 baths, Bun Rooid, etc. Ijtrgo log fireplace in living room. Double flooring throughout of quartered oak In main rooms. Interior trim kiln driod, finished in white paint in master's portion, and natural finish in servants' quarters. Plans and ipeelletlloas will be submitted and guaranteed. Houses set hack fifty feet with many fine, large trees on promises and ave nues. A complete homo In a beautiful countryside. BUedfeea-McAT Cawtructian Ct., Int., Builders, ill Plftb Ave.. N. T. C. or Bridge Plata, L. I. City. Vandcrbllt 1270 Phono AstorU 1603. ssRBsTssH lssssssssss.sIillisU sssmlllLssss! IBssssssH IssssssBdsssssssssH Submarines Can't Reach Us At MONTCLAIR Why Lice in New York or Brooklyn ? Get Into the "Safety Zone." FOR RENT FURNISHED PER MONTH ATTRACTIVE RESIDENCE ON HILLSIDE; 11 ROOMS. 2 BATHS; GARAGE. . $175 RESIDENCE OF 12 ROOMS, 4 BATHS; BILLIARD-ROOM. DOUBLE-GARAGE . . $250 NEW RESIDENCE. 14 RCCMS. SBATHS: LARGE SOLARIUM; HANDSOME FURNISHINGS; GARDENS; GARAGE; FINE VIEW $500 FOR SALE SPECIAL ATTRACTIVE HOME ON HILLSIDE: U ROOMS, 3 BATHS: SOLARIUM: LOT lo FT. FRONT. EXCELLENT RE STRICTED NEIGHBORHOOD $22,000 ESSEX FELLS A selected, restricted 'community near Montclair, with handsome homes, fine golj course and clubhouse; pood schools. FOR SALE HANDSOME Dwelling of brick and stone, occupying a most commanding site. Contains living room, library, dining-room, den, kitchen and pantry; 8 bedrooms. 4 baths: separate servants' quarters: glass-enclosed porches; electric and gas lighting. Seven acres of land, g'anredeanrantl $60,000 HANDSOME new home in one of the finest sections of the community. Contains 13 rooms. .1 baths; vapor system of heating. Finely decorated and fin ished. Handsome grounds with attractive lawns gardens .. . $35,000 jF. M. CRA WLEY & BROS. Opposite Lackawanna Terminal, Montclair, N. J. PLAIN FIELD THE CITY OF HOMES FCR SALE Handsome brick-tiled roof resi dence, containing reception hall, living room, dining room. 0 lied rooms, 2 baths, hardwood finish, all Improvements, One grounds, garage. Price $1 Ms- Modern corner residence, con taining 10 rooms, 2 baths, sleep ing porch, sun parlor, large porches, well developed grounds, Klendld surroundings, garage, ice HMO Most Attractive Modem Colonial Dwelling Containing living room, library, dining room, solarium. masters' bed rooms, 3 naths, every known appliance, large garage, greenhouse, superb lawn, grove of trees and water garden. Price If W tilt for till of atitattltt jurnithti homt) at modirali rtnteli. STATE TRUST COMPANY PLAINFIELD Real Estate Department NEW JERSEY ONE Lighting Special is featured as an example of Indesco value at Indesco price the highest possible merit at the lowest possible cost. Special $5.00 .c.?hp , . . Mail Orders Filled. Goods delivered in the City Free. Visit our show-rooms or send for our catalog. Indesco Lighting Fixture Co. s Inc. CHAS.G. ROBIN, President. 47 U'nrran Straat. N. V. ctMrii:T.i. .oo Telephone Barclay 5553. FOR SALE On Long Island's Fashionable North Shore Gentleman s Estate of 41 Acres Fifty minutes by motor from New YorL with an incomparable view. Water' front. New Fireproof Residence and Garage LARGE LIVING ROOM. LIBRARY. DINING ROOM, SOLARIUM, BILLIARD ROOM. ENCLOSED LOGGIAS. TEN MASTER'S CHAMBERS. SLEEPING PORCHES. NINE BATHROOMS, LARGE ORGAN AND ECHO ORGAN. Large terraces, formal gardens, tlower and vegetable gardens. Newly constructed stone roads. Private Golf Course and English Tennis Court Garage accommodates six cars, chauffeurs' quarters and club room TERMS TO SUIT. Address Box 48, Wall Street P. 0 N. Y. City Unparalleled Bargain, $4,500; Easy Terms and SIO.OOO First Mortgage Hu) Thll ARTISTIC, IMPOSING HOME AND GARAGE EMy Commutation In N.Y.C, KiprtM Hcnlce. I Ms nxwu. 3 tllnt hatha, ulropinK porch, hit open flrrpUcTi. wldn con crete itsikIiu.; ImautlfnHy HnKhcri thrmiKhiiut: iiwrmct drain, old Ivory ami mahoK ary trim: flno tfrn cmcrrd frrniiiuts and lawn; picIukJvo nltlcntlal nolnhliorhood; s mln. unlk to It. It, Ms.: high In the nmtintnins, (ovrrlook luii bcuutttul laki snd m-r salt snd country clutn, trhnoU, rhurrhos snd mar kptH . Writ or phone I'ltEIVK tl. i:i.l. IS, Hult ii'JI, 20 llnnil st., N. Y. C, Trl. 43t Iti-clor. ssssssisHUsstssslll -tJLWJMtt i' fspgO V--1' VflW SELL OR EXCHANGE Boonton, This Side of Mountain Lakes 30 Miles Out on D., L. & W. R. R. fifl Arr Farm New M room liou:, , baths, all modern improvements, uu rn-rc 1 arm Kardener s cottuRe of 7 rooms and bath: garage, barn artificial lake of about in acres, fruits of all kinds, alwut 40 acres planted. Property is free and clear. Make any reasonable terms, or consider on changing for smaller place or city income property. For further particu lars write or phrno. IRVINC H. WOLFE, 223 West 39th ?., N. Y. Phcne nrjt.rt C'T I