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Mv. William A. Radford will answr
questions and give advice FREE OF
CIOST oh all subjects pertaining to the
subject of building, for the readers of this
paper. On account of his wide experience
as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he
Is, without doubt, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries
to William A. Radford, No. 178 West
Jackson boulevard, Chicago, 111., and only
anolode two-rent stamp for reply.
One of the objections sometimes
made to the use of concrete in build
ing construction is the fact that the
finished surface is rough and no at
tempt is made to give a finish to the
surface, either in the molds or after
their removal. This is probably due
to an idea that interfering with the
surface would destroy the skin of the
concrete and lessen its usefulness.
Two methods are now being suc
cessfully employed, giving a finish to
concrete either in molded blocks, or
monolithic construction in place. The
first of these methods is to apply
fresh granite to the face of the mold,
which gives it all the finish and dur
ability of granite ashlar. This finish
ing material is ground and sifted into
various sizes, several of which are
employed in making the facing mix
ture. on the same principal as mixing
aggregates so as to fill the voids. The
best proportion is one of cement to
three of aggregate of different sizes.
A small quantity of hydrated lime is
added, which on acount of its fine
ness, acts as a waterproofing, like
wise preventing the block from stick
ing to the mold. The ingredients are
thoroughly mixed while still dry. The
face of the mold is wiped clean and
dry. A thin layer of almost dry spar
mixed w'ith a little cement mixed with
a little hydrated lime is spread on
the plate. On top of this a half inch
of ordinary mixture is spread, then a
layer of rich backing and finally, the
ordinary block mixture which should
be tamped hard.
The above method is the one used
when a face down concrete block ma
chine Is used, while the reverse proc
eeds is used with a face up machine.
In this case the grit or feldspar is
sifted dry on the wet cement. The
spar may be pressed into the surface
by running a roller over it. After it
has set the surface Is washed with a
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solution of one part of muriatic acid
to eight of water to remove any
stains. Then it is washed with clean
water to remove traces of the acid.
In monolithic construction the sides
of the forms are plastered with about
a half inch of the facing material be
fore the filling is placed.
The second method of finishing con
crete surfaces is to give them an ash
ler like appearance by polishing the
surface with carbordum bricks and
water. This method is applicable to
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First Floor Plan.
monolithic concrete, as the molds in
which it is formed are built up of
boards, which have a tendency to
warp and are more or less rough. In
this case the inside of the mold which
forms the face of the walls is plastered
with a rich material. The concrete
which Is to form the bank of the wall
is filled in and allowed to set twenty
tour hours. The molds are removed
and the concrete is rubbed down with
carborundum bricks. This gives a
beautiful polish. t * >
Here is displayed the design cf a
hbuse that coul<l be finished in this
manner at no very great expense. The
concrete walls could be carried to the
second floor and the balance of the
structure could be of frame construe*
tlon. The house Is 34 feet 6 inches
and 84 feet long, exclusive of the
porch. The porch of this houpe ex
tends cleat 1 across the front, assur
ing good shade at almost any time ot
ths 4ay, One enters the house into a
jptioi hall and to the left is
the fine living room which is well
lighted. A large dining room is
directly back of this and to the right
is the kitchen. .The kitchen is entered
through an enclosed porch and direct
ly available is a good sized pantry.
On the second floor are four bed
rooms. A bathroom is also provided
This house, if finished in the man
ner prescribed, will look "well if built
on a corner lot, as it will present an
exceptionally fine appearance.
It may also be added that If con
crete is used in construction, the
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Second Flocr Plan.
house will be warmer in winter and
much cooler in summer than it would
be if built entirely of frame.
The cost of this house is estimated
at $4,500.
Toot Code.
Mayor Harrison of Chicago was be
ing congratulated at a luncheon on
his ordinance forbidding chauffeurs to
blow their horns in the crowded busi
ness sections of the city.
“Chauffeurs think.” he said, “that
they need only blow their horns and
the pedestrian will leap out of the
way. Let the chauffeurs drive with
care, remembering that tiie pedes
trian's right is supreme.
“Why, if something isn’t soon done,
the chauffeurs in their arrogance will
be getting up a horn code for the
pedestrian to learn and obey—a code
something like this:
“One toot —Throw' a quick back
handspring for the sidewalk.
“Two toots—Dive over the car.
“Three toots —Lie dowm calmly; it
Is too late to escape; but we will go
over you as easily as possible if you
keep very still.
“One long and two short toots —
Throw yourself forward and we w T ill
save both your arms.
“One short and two long toots —
Throw yourself backward and one leg
w T ill be saved.
“Four toots —It’s all up with you.
hut we promise to notify your fam
Wages In the Orient.
Five years ago Japan and China
boasted but two small steel plants.
Today these two plants are employing
more persons than any steel company
in the world with the exception of the
United States Steel corporation, and
one-third as many as the latter. These
companies not only supply most of the
needs of their own countries, but re
cently captured a big order for the
Philippines on which American. Brit
ish and German producers were bid
ding. They have the ore. their plants
are modern and for wages they pay
less for a month than our plants pay
in a day. The highest grade of work
men in a steel mill are the rollers. In
China rollers are paid $4 to $6 a
month, compared with $8 to $lO a day
in this country. The best workmen of
China receive $6 a month, while for
the same work here an operator re
ceives $260. The same ratio of com
parison obtains in the common labor
of the mills. 5 to 7 cents per day
there compared with $2 per day here.
—Leslie's Weekly.
"Imp” and "Brat.”
In the sixteenth century the wo
“Imp" had a very different meaning
from that which it hears now. One
sentence of a prayer composed under
Henry VIII. for general use in
churches ran: “Let us pray for the
preservation of the king’s most ex
cellent majesty, and for the prosper
ous success of his entirely beloved
son, Edward, our prince, that most
angelic imp." tfhe word “brat” has
also changed its meaning. A sixteenth
century hymn writer, George Gaa
colne, refers to “Abraham’a brats,
that- brood of precious seed." —Lon
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The picture shows the four convicted police inspectors of New York boarding the boat for Blackwell’s island,
to which place they were sentenced to serve one year and pay a fine of SSOO each on a charge of conspriacy.
Prom left to right—lnspector Sweeney (extreme left in background), the heavy-set man next to him is Inspector
Murtha, next to him is Inspector Mussey, and the man trying to hide behind his hat is Inspector Thompson.
The man on the extreme right is Sheriff Harburger,.
Hunt Mary Is Not a Real Hobo,
for She Works
Mrs. Everett of Maine Has Wander
lust as Certainly as Any Weary
Willie —Aids Farmers in
Their Work.
Fort Fairfield, Me. —Recently Mrs.
Mary Everett celebrated her one hun
dred and first birthday. It is rather
difficult to say where “Aunt Mary”
will be in a few days, for she has the
wanderlust and may be ’way up in
Madawaska or down at Mattawam
Mrs. Everett is one of the oddest
characters in New England. She was
born in St. John, N. 8., in 1812, ac
cording to the parish register. Her
people were well-to-do and she went
to school until she was about eigh
teen. Then, she says, there w r ere reli
gious differences in her family and she
left home and never went back.
Eventually she came to Aroostook
county and was married to George
Everett, a farmer. He died many
years ago. Their one daughter is still
For fifty years Mary Everett has
earned her own living, and she does
today. Sprightly and vigorous as the
average woman of sixty, she travels
continually, staying but tw T o or three
days in a place. Everybody knows
her, and almost anybody in the coun
try towms of the county is glad to give
Mrs. Mary Everett.
her shelter. “She is as good as a
show,” they say. She has a vast fund
of funny stories and anecdotes, and
no end of quips and epigrams, while
she can relate many incidents of the
early days of the county with his
torical accuracy, and knows the gen
ealogy and the scandals of scores of
families back to the second and third
In the summer she earns money by
picking up and sorting and selling
apples, the average ; Aroostock farmer
being too busy with his vast potato
plantation to bother with them. In the
winter she gathers scraps of silk and
stows them in a capacious bag and
makes them into quilts, which she
sells. She is skilled with the needle,
which she threads without glasses.
But’it ms .ers not how cordial her i
welcome and how comfortable her
quarters, she remains in one place i
only a day or two and then takes to ]
the road with the persistency of the
professional hobo. She trudges along
the road until a farmer's team comes
along and gives her a lift. Of late
years it is raid she declines to ride ;
anything but an automobile. She rides j
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Thief Take* Two $5 Bills Placed at
Ten Commandments by Min
neapolis Man.
Minneapolis, Minn. —A. J. Engebret
zon man, used the family Bible for a
savings bank, and lost bis money, the
bank having failed. Mr. Engebretzon
deposited two $5 bills between the
leaves marking the page containing
the Ten Commandments, and went to
the theater,
as far as the vehicle goes, no matter
Aunt Mary has been offered a good
home several times, but she says, “Not
yet.” She says she may settle down
“blmeby” when she gets old and
Manuscripts Belonging to New Testa
ment Discovered in Egypt Have
Additions to St. Mark.
London, England. —Some long miss
ing verses of the new testament are
included in the manuscripts of the
gospels discovered in Egypt six years
ago and purchased by Charles L.
Freer of Detroit. Mich., according to
a study made of the Freer manu
scripts by the Times. A facsimile of
the manuscripts has been presented to
the British museum by the University
of Michigan, to which Mr. Freer as
signed the task of publication, and. ac
cording to the Times study, there
have been found in the gospel of St.
Mark several verses which occur in
no other known manuscript of the
new testament, although were
known to St. Jerou Z /wbo quotes part
of them.
In the Freer manuscript, after the
passage in which it is said that Jesus
upbraided his disciples for their un
belief, the text continues as follows:
‘‘And they excused themselves, say
ing that this age of lawlessness and
unbelief is under Satan, who, through
the agency of unclean spirits, suffers
not the true power of Lod to be ap
“For the cause, said they unto
Christ, reveal now at once thy right
“And Christ said unto them, the lim
it of the years of the powers of Satan
is (not) fulfilled, but it draweth near
(the text here as elsewhere is cor
“For the sake of those that have
sinned was I given up unto death,
that they may return unto the truth
and sin no more, but may inherit the
spiritual and incorruptible glory of
righteousness in heaven.”
A large number of variations in oth
er portions of the new testament are
also pointed out by the Times in the
Freer manuscripts.
Seeks to Sell Her Body to Institution
and Use the Money for Fine
Cincinnati, O. —A woman, plainly
but rather well dressed sat patiently
an hour in the receiving ward of the
Cincinnati hospital and when her turn
finally came she startled the receiving
cleric. Mr. Walihu, by saying that she
wished to sell her body to buy fine
clothes. The woman said:
“My name is Eleanore Muchmore
and I’ve simply come here to sell my
“You don’t want us to kill you?"
the astonished clerk gasped. (
“Oh, no.” replied Miss Muchmore.
“but I "want new clothes badly, and I
thought I might be able to sell my
body to some doctor in this instiuti
tion. to be delivered after my natural
Miss Muchmore seemed greatly dis
appointed when it was explained to
her that her proposition could not be
Records His Wife’s Replies.
Paterson, N. J. —To obtain a record
of his wife’s answers to his questions,
John Gordon rigged up a phonograph
In his home with a blank record, and
when the woman returned at a late
hour, Gordon fired a lot of questions
at her. Then he told her about tho
phonograph. Mrs. Gordon smashed
.the machine and screen that hid it,
but Gordon saved the record.
During the absence of himself and
his wife, a thief entered the house j
and rifled the Bible of its worldly 1
“The thief must have been a very !
religious burglar, for he did not touch
anything else.” said Mr. Engebretzon
“I thought the money would be safe
in the Bible, especially because the
thief could not help being stared in
the face by the Btjblieal injunction:
‘Thou shall not steal’—if the book
were opened at the page where the
money was concealed.”
Snarls at One Claimant and Bound*
Into Other’s Lap In New York
New York. —Shep, a collie, was the
most important witness In the Morri
sania court before Magistrate Marsh
in a suit between Mrs Anna Morris
sey and Mrs. Freda Maurer.
Shep identified himself as the prop
erty of Mrs Morrissey to the satisfac
tion of the magistrate, who ordered
him turned over to her.
Mrs. Maurer, who has had possesa
sion of Shep for seven months, was
brought into court on a summons Is
sued on the request of Mrs. Morrissey.
The animal had been stolen, the com
plainant alleged.
Mrs Maurer said she got the dog
from some boys and had named him
Prince. The magistrate directed that
the two women sit at opposite ends
of a table in the court room and that
each call the dog by the name she had
given him.
“Here, Prince!” shouted Mrs. Mau
“Come on, Shep!” called out Mrs.
The dog appeared confused for a
moment. Then he snarled at Mrs.
Maurer and leaped across the table
into Mrs. Morrissey’s lap.
Thereupon Magistrate Marsh or
dered the collie turned over to Mrs.
Miss Griffen of Washingvon Refuses ti
Become Bride of Corporal
Washington, D. C. —Corporal J. P.
Heffelfinger, crack rider of the Fif
teenth United States cavalry, did not
dream that while he was winning hon
ors and blue ribbons at the recent mil
itary horse show' he was riding out
of the affections of his fiancee. Miss
Emma V. Griffen of this city. Post
society at Fort Myer had been look
ing forward to the wedding ae a cul
mination of a pretty romance, begun
more than two years ago in San Fran
The fact that the army’s crack
horseman had come a cropper in his
riding for the matrimonial hurdle be
came known when the license that
had been issued for the wedding was
returned to the city hall with the fol
lowing inscription in Miss Griffen’s
handwriting; “Did not use this, as I
have a reason.”
Corporal Heffelfinger could not be
found at the army post and relatives
of the young woman denied all call
ers. Miss Griffen was said to have
left the city.
To Keep Other Men Away a California
Greek Disfigured His Pretty
Los Angeles.—The African tribe,
whose men cut off their wives’ noses
to prevent marital Infelicity, has noth
ing on Angel Bours, a wealthy Greek
of Venice, Cal., according to the story
of his 17-year-old bride, Matilda. She
averred that Angel shaved her head
to prevent her beauty drawing nods
and smiles froin other men.
Mrs. Bours. her head as bare and
glistening as if it had never known
hirsute covering, then produced the
shorn tresses from her handbag.
A warrant was issued for Angel.
Millionaire and Never Knew It.
Iron River, Mich. —Michael Ryan,
who died 20 years ago here, where
he was known as “Mickey,” was sev
eral times over a millionaire, but nev
er knew it. “Mickey” on wed 160
acres of wild land and died in the be
lief that he was poor. The Republic
Iron and Steel company has options
on the tract and the explorations have
revealed a body of ore equal to or
large- than the famous Mastodon
Woman Falls on Carving Knife.
Woodsdale, O.—Mrs. Maria Santa
fell downstairs with a carving knife
in her hand. The blade entered her
forehead and came out at the base
of the brain, killing her instantly.
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Indignant Patron (after the show) —
Say, that play cf yours isn’t the least
bit objectionable or improper!
Theater Manager —Well?
Indignant Patron—Confound you.
you make your ads read as if it were!
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*- ■* " ' ■ n Fifteen years ago Admiral, then
Commodore, George Dewey, with a
■ 'i_ fleet of four protected cruisers, two
gunboats, a revenue cutter, a collier.
/* f W' and a supply ship, steamed into
Manila bay and wen one of the great
i s- est naval victories that ever crowned
American arms. The other night Ad
miral Dewey and 20 of his men who
\ / officers In the battle which shattered
These officers, including Hear Ad
miral Asa Walker, who commanded
the Concord, and is the only survivor
■> '' Sx of Dewey's fleet captains, came to re
call incidents of the famous engage
ment and to pay honor to their com
mander, now the ranking officer in
the United States navy. The reunion
was limited to members of the society,
and the reminiscences which enlivened the gathering were not permitted to
fall upon strange ears.
Admiral Dewey, as president of the society, being its senior member,
The two civilian members were Edward W. Harden of New ork and
John F. Marshall of Norfolk, Va.
Admiral Dewey, departing from his custom of the past, consented to dis
cuss briefly the battle of Manila bay.
“It was, indeed, remarkable,” the admiral said, ‘‘although, of course, noth
ing like Togo’s great modern victory in the Sea of Japan. I shall never forget
today fifteen years ago, When the battle was over and the six captains of the
squadron came aboard the Olympia, one by one. 1 said to them; Well, how
about it? How about your men? Are you hurt? Did you come through all
right?’ And when they answered ‘Not a hurt, not a wound,’ and so on, 1 just
could not believe It at first. Finally I came to the conclusion, and said: ’Well,
gentleman, a higher power fought this battle today.’ And so it was a remark
able battle, for the Spaniards fired twice the number of shots that we did,
and we killed and wounded hundreds of the enemy’s men. but they did us no
damage except on the cruiser Baltimore, where six men were injured by the
explosion of a shell. And even then all six of those men were right back on
duty almost immediately.”
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson’s slumming r
tour in Washington the other day is
destined to result in a reformation of
unwholesome housing conditions
which is sorely needed in some quar* ;
of the The president’s 1
met a 'few days later bills were intro
duced providing for the transforma- \ vp£ v v||sSi^
lion of Pig alley. Goat alley, Tincup V
alley, and Louse alley into interior
parks and playgrounds. These alleys -<■•'
now house a greatly congested negro ; ■■
population lodged in shacks and turn- Jj-. '*>.£
bledown tenements. Representative jtdsX .
Kahn and other congressmen who y
were in the party accompanying Mrs. g||
Wilson, have promised to push the
proposed legislation vigorously.
The interest Mrs. Wilson is taking
In affairs in which the wife of a presi
dent can be extremely useful and effective is being warmly applauded. She
gave her views of the housing problem at a meeting of the women’s welfare
department of the National Civic federation. This organization of Washing
ton women has met with great success in its efforts to eradicate slums.
It recently assumed control of 214 model alley cottages built by the Sani
tary Improvement company. The women collect the rent for these homes and
In a manner utterly strange to the alleys. When a family is unable to pay
the rent for lack of work the women find employment for its members
through the associated charities.
One negro woman told Mrs. Wilson that she had lived in her slab hovel
29 years without being able to get any repairs She makes sl6 a month
washing and pays $7.50 rent. She will get one of the model cottages at the
same rent.
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| Sentiment is soft and Intangible
and Boppy ’ and that : but It does,
things that dollars won’t do some
times, as in the fight that the Audu
bon societies have made for the pro
• T® tection of the bird life of this country.
flgPps|| ' A recently enacted law gives to the
. A federal department of agriculture tho
<-~r* W right to prescribe the season during
WSk which migratory game birds and ml
*krj gratory insect eating birds may be
’* killed. A clause in the tariff bill now
MJ before congress absolutely prohibits
v { the importation of the feathers of wild
~-. y j birds. The sale of wild bird feathers
jfoy* ? y has been forbidden by law in the
a twelve stales which contain all the big
..;. Ik Cities with the single exception of
Mp&fcg. Chicago. Only eight states have re
fused to adopt the Audubon law pro
\ ' iIHL lantic coast, and almost all the states
ar* giving a considerable measure-of
protection to their game birds.
In securing this the National Association of Audubon societies has been
forced to fight the pot hunters and the greedy amateur shooters and resort
owners and feather hunters and manufacturers of firearms and powders,
and, above all else, milliners, milliners, milliners. Millions of dollars were
invested the wild bird feather business. It was once testified that 22,000
people were employed in it. The Audubon leaders had to create public senti
ment to accomplish these things. T. Gilbert Pearson, secretary and execu
live officer of the National Audubon association, has been in direct command
of the fight for bird protection.
President Poincare Is opposed ——— —
strongly to the killing of animals and
acts after election was to announce so^
himself a patron of the French society
the purpose of which Is to afford pro- w <
tection to animals. He does not, how- | _ f
ever, wish to pose as an animal lover f■" f
merely In name, and he has just made |
This decision of the president is an <. W^L
entirely personal one. He declares he .* JsSsk
has no intention of interfering with \ : V : ''
tha sport of others, and that when bis
duties require him to be present at a
presidential hunting party he will ful-
It is believed, however, that this
attitude of M Point tr- will havi •, .^ap;
considerable effect on presidential en
renaming during the coming years of
his administration. Out of deference
to the opinions of M. Poincare it is r . .o ; •
believed that most royal visitors will refrain from hunting while in France*.

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