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Can you imagine yourself "Far
from the maddening throng," living
in a bungalow like this with never
a care or a thought except the com
fortable exertion of breathing the pure
air from (he fields or the woods? To
suggest this to the tired city dweller
who is caged in a Hat may seem cruel,
yet even he or she hopes sometime to
live amid such surroundings. A bun
galow like this fills the day dreams
of thousands of people who are able
to keep up their ambition by the hope
of some time being far away from j
the scenes of confusion and bustle
that tax the nerves and the strength.
Now to come down out of the clouds
to more practical things. The plan of
this bungalow, you will observe, is
simplicity itself. There is more porch
than house. And while there are only
three rooms, we shall see how roomy
the structure can be made. The porch
extends all around the house with
steps on each of the four sides. This
porch is five feet three inches wide.
At a very small expense the open
spaces between the pillars of the porch
can be screened in and screen doors
provided at the entrances. Divisions
34'3 X5 3"
Kitchen I Be.d Rm
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or partitions of tapestry can divide
ihus the entire porch into outdoor
bedrooms. Privacy or- protection
against beating rains or sunshine can
be provided by the placing of canvas
shades on rollers at the openings.
PIGEONS PECKED FLOWERS
Industrious and Pestiferous Squabs
Plucked Them At! From the
As the woman and her visitor sat in
her den a white pigeon flew down on
her window box and began to clicw at
the lower leaves. She sprang up and
shooed it away.
"Do you know some gentle thing
that would kill a few pigeons off
quietly without hurting them much?"
ashe asked as she sat down again. "I
don't want to hurt them or the feel
ings of my neighbors, who are raising
squabs, but I would like some flowers
in my window box this summer. Hers
are all gone. It's all right for her
pigeons to eat her flowers if she'd
rather have the squabs, but do you
think mine ought to suffer? Every
time I call on her I begin to wonder
out loud how it is my flowers look so
henpecked this summer. I'd call it
pigeon pecked if I dared, and they be
gin to give all sorts of reasons, she
and ber husband and her brother-in
'aw. It's the hot weather, they say.
This plan is an ideal conception in
tended for the man or woman who
wants to live outdoors. In fact, it is
a compromise between the outdoors
and the indoors. The side of the porch,
for instance, adjacent to the kitch
en, can be utilized as an outdoor din
ing room, and if all the remaining
porch space is not needed for bed
rooms it can be set aside for other
purposes. The building itself is 24
feet square, and the porches added
make it 34 feet, three inches square.
The living room, provided with win
dow seats, as the plan shows, and a
cheery fireplace for use in cold weath
er, or on rainy days, is 16 feet 3 inches
long and 13 feet 9 inches wide. Tin:
kitchen is 10 feet long and nine feet
wide. A closet is provided off the
bedroom, and a pantry of ample size
is placed off the kitchen. If the bed
room is not used on account of the
porch being fitted up for sleeping
quarters, this room can be used as a
den or as a nursery.
The people of this period have come
to realize ihe value and hygienic ne
cessity of plenty of fresh air. This
has come about through long educa
tion. The fresh air cure for consump
tion is even now established as a fact
and camps are maintained in many
parts of the country for the treatment
of this disease by the fresh air meth
od. It is needless to say that no mem
ber of a family living in a bungalow
like this will ever need treatment for
that dread disease. The open window
at night is the greatest safeguard
against disease. It is in the winter
when the windows are closed, shut
ting out the pure air, that most ail
ments are contracted.
The bungalow displayed here can
be built for a nominal sum. The in
terior of the house, for instance,
J where most of the money in building
j usually is spent, can bo simplicity it
self. The ceilings can be beamed
and the s id.' s of the walls finished
with paneis or with wainscoting and
varnished or stained.
As for the exterior, the design is ad
mirably adapted to being finished with
I cement stucco. On the sheathing tar
! paper should be nailed and over this
j furring strips nailed. Then either
I expanded metal or wooden lath can
I be used. Two coats will be required.
The first, or scratch coat, is a mix
ture of lime mortar containing plenty
of hair, lief ore this coat is dry it
should be scratched to make a holding
surface for the cement mortar that is
or the sun because the flat is on the
seventh floor, or I don't water them
enough, when all the time I'd just like
to get up and say, if I only had the
courage, 'You know very well what's
the matter with them; it's your
darned old pigeons. That's what it is.
\ou'll have a fine time eating the
squabs when they are ready, but this
is the first summer that 1 haven't had
the finest flowers ever in my wind
boxes, plague take it all!'"
A Humble Invention.
To forget the inventions of the hour
is an impossibility. They are before
one at every turn, and many of them
contain possibilities vast and much
discussed. For that reason it is well
occasionally to contemplate some in
vention of the past which works un
remittingly and inconspicuously for
the welfare of mankind. Consider the
air brake. How many, when they take
a journey by rail, ever take thought
of the device which stands ready to
insure safety from possible accidents?
All are so used to the sibilant noise
below the cars that they never consid
er its nortentousnesa. Yet bv this an
to be tile finloli cnaL This coat oan De
applied to bring out any deslrad fin
ish. The most popular finish in ce
ment stucco is called the slap dash
finish, it is applied by being thrown
on with a trowel. It makes a rough
finish most attractive.
DISCLOSURES OF A WILL
Prominent London Barrister Found to
Have Been Wedded to His Serv
ant for Many Years.
One of the most unusual romances
in many years was unfolded in Lon
don recently by the death of Arthur
Joseph Munby, a prominent barrister
of Fig Tree Court, 83 years old. His
will disclosed the fact that for more
than thirty-seven years he was wedded
to Hannah Cullwick, a servant, and
though the world did not know of the
union, he was devoted to her and she
had as her highest ambition to serve
him and cook for him. He spent many
months of each year with her in Shif
nal, and her relatives knew of the
wedding, but his relatives were ignor
ant of the marriage. So devoted was
Munby that he wrote verse to her. She
did not care for books and learning
and she had no comprehension of the
\ast learning of her husband or his
wealth. She did not want to be de
pendent upon him and was accustomed
practically all her life to work out.
! Munby had ample means to support
j her luxuriously, but she did not want
i to live in London, bating the city.
Munby's business required him to
spend part of the year there, but the
remainder of the time was devoted tc
his wife. She died a few months be
fore him, at the age of S4, but Munby
did not change his will in which re
referred to her as a servant and said
of her: "Hannah lias always refused
and still refuses to have the position
which as my wife she might and could
have had, and has always insisted, and
! still insists, on being my servant as
well as my wife, lier one grievance be
ing that she cannot be my only serv
ant, and whereas owing chiefly to this
| noble and unselfish resolve of hers I
; have never been able to make known
j of my said marriage to my family, ov
to the world at large, and the same is
known only to her kindred and three
of my most intimate college friends,
of whom Robert Spencer Borland
knows the full circumstances and
knows her personally."—New York
Stature of Man.
A common average of north Euro
pean men is live feet nine and one
fourth inches. The question opens I
an interesting prospect in the study !
of the races of mankind, for stature j
is one of the minor differences of j
race. The lowest average stature is j
that of the 1 "' pygmy races, ijl inches j
having been recorded from several dis- j
tinct sources in Indonesia. At the oth
er extreme TOVà inches has been de- j
termined from many series of obser i
vations upon Polynesians of the Ton ;
gatfiti migration, thus placing then)
above the Araucanians of Patagonia,
who were long considered the tallest
of men. The present system of class
ification of the races of men erects its
I first division upon the hair and sec
j ondary divisions thereunder upon the
! stature. The races of many inches un
j der the several classes are the negro
j Ethiopian, Indo-Afghan, Arab, Berber
! the fair haired northern Europeans,
I Polynesians, North American Indians,
Patagonians. The races liarkedly
! below the average height are the
j Bushmen, negritos, Dravidha, Ibero
I insular, the flaxen haired eastern Eu
I ropeans, Ainu, Indonesian, South
I American Indian, Central American
Eskimo, Lapp.—New York Sun.
Because It Had Wings.
Little Ben's father caught a bat in
the barn and brought it in to show tc
his small son, asking him what he
thought it was. "Oh, papa!" said
little Ben, "it's an angel mouse!"—
plication of the power of compressed
air, tens of thousands or lives have
been preserved, and railroad travel has
been made; more expeditious. All this
is arrant truism; not a word of it but
what has been said scores of times
before. But we like to dwell upon
the air brake as one of those typical
inventions which are doing their work
faithfully and humbly while recent
creations get the glory and applause.—
"Farmers," says a contemporary,
"should be trained like lawyers."
May the saints preserve us from farm
ers trained that way! Suppose the
farmer should consider himself attor
ney for the animal he wishes to sell
and in honor bound to tergiversate
concerning the same.—Louisville
Getting the Habit.
"Why do you keep the windows up?
The eurtains are blowing all the time,"
he stormed. "They may have caught
the habit," she said, without telling
from whom they caught iL — Bonton
TOO MUCH ECONOMY
GOOD HABIT CAN BE CARRIED TO
Housewife Will Do Well to Guard
Against Penuriousness, in Which
There Can Be No Pos
The housewife who Is so conscien
tiously and rigidly economical that
she is always bounded and surround
ed by reversible silk skirts that should
be thrown in the rag bag, or frazzled
centerpieces that could be cut up into
doilies, or lawn scraps that might be
turned into handkerchiefs, should take
a whole day off and learn that "every
excess is a defect" and "extremes
Sometimes such painful and tedioua
ecomonies are necessary. Often they
are not. Once in a while they are
ridiculous. At times it happens that
they even cause misery. Perhaps you
remember with what pangs of wound
ed pride you went to school in the
metamorphosed dress of your elder
sister. Perhaps you read about the
girl who came back from boarding
school and straightway rejected her
yourtg country lover because his eco
nomical mother had put tucks in his
trousers to provide against his rapid
growth. Anyhow, there are two kinds
of economies and the kind that will
monopolize your time from sunrise to
moonrise and keep you humping for
ward threading needles or flashing
crochet hooks, and maybe make some
body sour at that, especially when
that willing old second-hand man of
fers to relieve you of all the non
essential dry goods, woodware and
Ironware for cash, it is for you to
watch out that the goblins of regret
ind disgust don't get you.
Foolish Habit to Acquire.
Unless it is a case of "have to" the
tendency always to create something
new out of something old is not sc
commendable in modern housekeep
ing as some might think, and for the
In the first place most of us claim
hat modern dry goods, has not the
durability it was known to have 50
years ago. Therefore it doesn't al
ways pay to make over something old.
since much of the wear is gone. Then
there is always some doubt as to the
fit. or presentability of a made-over
thing, and the market for all kinds ol
discards, including furniture as well
as clothes, being always open, it is
generally easy to dispose of things
that are in the way.
Besides, the housewife who wishes
to be classed as "up to date" must
grant herself sufficient leisure to neu
tralize the domestic strain with social
or intellectual felicities, so a few oi
those laborious economies must bf
Here are some samples of erring
economies that increase the burden
of daily housework: A mother with
four children and an excellent income
unraveled a knitted sweater that was
a little tattered on one shoulder and
sagged on one side and crocheted twe
pairs of house slippers of the ravel
This used up all of her afternoon
leisure for two weeks. By darning
carefully and stretching this sweater
a little, which would have taken hei
only a few minutes, she could easily
have disposed of it.
Washing Crepe de Chine.
Washing crepe de chine is no mor
difficult than to wash a frock of col
ored muslin. If tepid water and good
soap are used with care it will comc
from the laundry as triumphantly as
a piece of white linen. Do not let il
lie in the water -longer than is abso
lutely necessary, rinse thoroughly, am;
when half dry press on the wrong side
with a medium hot iron. If of a deli
cate color the garment must be drier
'n a shady place after pressing.
For Young Housekeepers.
An acceptable engagement present
for the girl who expects to go tc
housekeeping in a small apartment is
a set of cook books in a small rack
the size to stand in the pantry. Stand
books and all are not moro than six
inches square, yet contain a numbei
of valuable recipes.
The little books are attractively
bound in red or green leather, witt
gilt edges, and the titles lettered or
the back. There is a book on cock
tails, a book on odd dishes, on sand
wiches and on the chafing dish.
Cleaning and Bleaching Hats.
The following mixture is recoin
mended for cleaning and bleaching
straw hats. It can be used on ex
pensive Panama straws without injur
ing the material: Sodium bisulphate
five drams; tartaric acid, one dram;
borax, five drams. Moisten a smaj
quantity of the powder and apply h
with a tooth brush to the hat. First
remove) the band.
Odors in Refrigerator.
Burn a paper in the refrigerator and
It will remove all odors.
DRIVEN ALMOST CRAZY.
Bakersfield, Cal., Woman's Awful Suf>
Mrs. H. W. Heagy, lf.15 L St., Ba
keFH&rid, Cal., says: "Doctors failed
to üelp m« and I was in despair. The
kidney secretions scalded terribly and
passed too freely. I
often staggered as if
drunk. I could not
lie in bed over hall
an hour. My side was
numb, sight affected,
and a tingling sensa
tion covered my
body. It actually
seemed as if I wpuld
go crazy. I was
saved from fatal Bright's disease by
Doan's Kidney Pills and my health im
Remember the name—Doan's. For
sale by all dealers. 50 cents a bo*.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
Dr. Pillem—There must bo some
thing radically wrong with your sys
tem to have your hair fall out so.
You will have to diet.
Skantlox—Dye it? I'm afraid, doc,
there's not enough of it left to dye.
A Bernhardt Trick.
Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, who is sup
posed to be something of an artist as
well as an actress, was recently call
ed upon in one of her marvelous crea
tions to enact the role of a sculptor,
and lo model a certain bust in view ot
the audience. This fairly electrified
the critics, but when going into rhap
sodies over the technical skill in han
dling the clay which Mme. Bernhardt:
exhibited they showed that they knew
little of the artistic tricks of actors
and actresscs; as a matter of fact, she
does nothing of the kind. Tlio bust,
is modeled and baked, and over it is
placed damp clay of the same color.
This the talented actress merely pulls
off, exposing the beautifully modeled
And They Wondered.
Judge Nicholas Longworth, who
used to sit on Ohio's supreme bench,
looked unnaturally grave, and a
neighbor, in recognition of his facial
depression, named a pet owl "Judge
Longworth." It Ayas the very next
day that an excited maid broke up his
wife's garden party. "Oh, madam,"
said she. "Madam! Judge Longvvorth
has laid an egg."
"Your new maid looks very dis
"Indeed, she is. She even knocks
at all the drawers before opening
One of the first necessities of our
j life is that we grow upward like men.
j When we cease to aspire we descend
! in the scale.—Freston.
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freshment in a glass of
Served with Sugar and
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Postum contains the
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a food drink that relieves
fatigue and quenches the
Pure, Wholesome, Delicious
"There 's a Reason"
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