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W&. M William A. Radford will answer tW-etfon* and give advice FREE Off TOST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building, for the reader* of thl* naner On account of hi* wide experience Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he 77 without doubt, the highest authority on all these subject*. Addree* all lnqulrle* ♦ 0 William A. Radford, No. 1827 Prairie a renue. Chicago. 111., and only enclose two-cent stamp for rep ly. The first important work In building jj the excavation for the foundation walls. All complete plans specify that trenches shall be left with natural bot toms, level and smooth for the recep tion of walls, piers, etc. Not long ago a workman In digging a trench for a center wall In a large city block misread the directions and jot the excavation a foot deeper than the specifications called for. The con tractor called the owner's attention to It, as an honest man should, and of fered to build the wall from the bot tom up if the owner would pay the hare cost of the extra material; but this the owner refused to do. The contractor thereupon dumped the loose earth, the only thing he could do, and brought the bottom up to the depth required by the specifications. The building was completed and ac cepted by the owner. After a lapse of six months the center wall settled suf Gciendy to crack the plaster on every wall in the house clear to the third story. It wae a block of flats occupied by six families. Three of the families moved out because they thought the building was unsafe to live in. This led to a lawsuit between the owner and the contractor. The contractor was able to prove that ho went to the owner and offered to fill In from the bottom, with masonry instead of dump ing In earth. The court decided in favor of the contractor. This incident is mentioned merely to call attention to the Importance of showing a little common sense In the different parte of the building, from the foundation to the roof. It is not always best to stick hard and fast to •very provision of the contract, espe cially when some accident arises that calls for the exercise of judgment. Of course a man does not want to be run over by anyone. Everyone in businese finds out early in life that he must stand up for his rights or have them taken away from him. The old Bible admonition which instructed every man * > accept a whack on both cheeks will not work in this country as so ciety Is organized at present. One thing the owner needs to have an eye on is the excavation for founda tion and draine. The workmen are not Interested in the little details the same as the owner, and the health of the workmen and their families is not Kitchen il iO'OKIO'O' Dining Rm. ii'owcr Porch itrowcr Be.dRm. urootiit)' i Living Rm. uwxo'cr Floor Plan. M stake afterwards, as the escape of * httle sewer gas here and there will hot mean anything to them. You fnake a solid contract, and the con tactor may live up to it; but you have no guarantee that he will do so, and you cannot get at the underground ■etails after the trenches are filled. So 7* e only way to know that a job to ®°ne right is to inspect it as the work K°es along. Of course, you can hire a h»an to do this, and you usually de on 8U ch a man especially if he is Lrajl * er and does not know the con* tractor. I prefer to have an inspector who ta a stranger in the neighborhood, a man who is personally not acquaint ed with any man on the job. I am not a pessimist and have not lost faith in humanity; but there are so many de tails, vital details, about the building of a house that no one of them «»an be overlooked with safety. Now, here is the design of a house that is a most pleasing one for a young couple just staring out. It has four rooms and a bath. The width is 24, feet 6 Inches, and the length is 36 feet, It has an aspect of coziness and neat ness, and appeals to the artistic sense. This house will cost very little; and, when it is complete, it will look soi neat that all your friends will be talk ing about it. There is a little porch where you can sit out evenings, and this opens directly into the dining room. The liv ing room is in the front, and immedi ately back Is the bedroom. This house should be built on a large lot; and If It is so constructed, there will be abundant opportunity for the display of shrubbery that will en hance the appearance of the place. ELECTRICITY TO KILL RATS City of Tacoma Very Up-to-Date in Ita Efforts to Rid itself of Wharf Pests. Poetic and pictorial as the Pied Pi per method of ridding a city of ro dents may be, Tacoma, Wash., has de decided that it is no longer possible to depend on it, and instead of an in spired stranger of picturesque pres ence who wields a strange power over the rats and mice of the community it has set up a new kind of electric rat trap, especially invented for the pur pose of exterminating the thousands of rats which infest the city wharves. Mr. William Hall, dock superin tendent of Tacoma, and Mr. Harry T. Abbott, city electrician, are the joint fhventors of the new municipal rat trap, which they have refused to have patented because they think that it should be on the market at as low a price as possible, so that other municl* palities may use it for the extermina tion of their wharf rats. It is of the greatest importance that the rats around the docks should be extermi nated, because of their disease carry ing powers. One object of the city of ficials of Tacoma in the installation of the new traps is to stop up one more avenue whereby bubonic plague may enter the port. The trap consists of a metal plate about ten inches in diameter, to which are attached two-inch uprights for holding the bait. The plate is raised above the floor level, and the rat rises on its hind feet and places Its fore paws on the plate. Thie tips the plate, the tipping turns on the electricity and the rat is shocked to death. The trap is placed below the floor, on the wooden girders, which are the favorite hunting grounds of the rat» In the baggage room above stairs ■ light burns when the trap is set. Whsik Mr. Rat himself makes the cafcn-v'JÜMi which turns on the electricity which shocks him to death there ih a little click in this upper room wfatak #iowa that the deed has been done. not possible for the rat to get ahLy with the bait or even to touch it without putting its paws on the plate, and ita death is absolutely sure to follow Rs attempt to possess itself of the odor ous rat dainties that are placed on the metal spikes. London's Ancient Houses. One hundred years ago the custom house in London was destroyed by fire, and immense property and valu able records lost The structure had been built to replace the one opened during the reign of Charles I., which was burned down in 1718. The first custom house in London on a large scale was erected as early as the year 1304. A yet larger one was built some 250 years later, and was destroyed by fire in 1666. The present edifice was built after the fire of 100 years ago and was opened in 1817. It occupies a commanding site fronting the Thames and is one of the most im posing public buildings in the British metropolis. Its total coat was about; $1,000,000. It was built throughout; of so-called fire-proof material. NEARflY 'LAOS (From Last Week's Exchanges.) Late Monday afternoon dense smoke (from a prairie fire) was seen in the vicinity of the Stoddard ranch, and in the evening as it became worse half a dozen automobiles went out from town to see if anything could be done.—Sentinel Butte Republican. E. P. Kinney spent Sunday at Glen dive.—Terry Messenger. Henry Rosness of Glendive, visited with friends in Forsyth Monday last. Forsyth Times-Journal. The jitney politicians who have been working overtime to disrupt the dem ocratic organization of Fairview have fallen outside the breastworks. May their souls rest in peace.—Fairview Times. Ed. Shabel of Glendive, district man ager for the Goodrich-Call Lnmber Company, was a business visitor in the city yesterday.—Beach Progress. Glendive will have an Elk Lodge in the near future, a charter being ex pected within 60 days.—Fairview Trib une. Editor C. S. Clementson of the Sid ney Chief and "Red" McKee, the Chief linotype operator, autoed up to Sav age Friday to show us that we were not the only newspaper men that could run a new Ford.—Savage Star. Hans Undem, of the firm of Un dem and Anderson,sheep ranchers near Sheep Mountain, was in Terry this week after a load of supplies.—Terry Tribune. Dr. A. J. DuFrene, deputy state vet erinarian from Glendive, is a Miles City visitor.—Miles City American. Rev. C. W. MacWilliams of Glendive held Episcopal services in the Con regational Church Friday evening, April 16.—Baker Sentinel. A band of small boys while playing on the prairie east of town Tuesday morning, started a fire, which owing to the high wind, soon spread o er a-considerable distance of ground. Beach Advance. Nick Buttleman was over from his ranch on the north side last Friday. Fallon Forum. Judge W. C. Crawford is expected home any day now.—Dickinson Press John Sackreitter of Glendive was a business visitor in the city Monday.— Beach Chronicle. Prof. Brown of Glendive, who will be in charge of the Summer School which is to be held in that city beginning about the 15th of July and lasting six weeks, was in the city on Tuesday, consulting with County Superintendent Miss Belle Hoyt, regarding the print ing of the pamphlets for the school.— Sidney Herald. Charles Banker, of the Exchange State Bank of Glendive, was down from that city on Monday in connec tion with business matters at the First State Bank.—Wibaux Gazette. James Cavanaugh, the horse ranch er on Thirteen-mile Creek, was a guest at the James R. O'Connell home Fri day and Saturday. Mr. O'Connell has just received his appointment as post master at Enid from President Wood row Wilson. George M. Howell has resigned his position as editor of the Lambert Promoter to take up the simple life of a homesteader. He is succeeded by F. J. Scott, an exper ienced newspaper man.—Enid Echo. At its meeting, Monday evening, the city council decided to advertise for bids for excavating a swimming pool at the Day Park, in the upper end of the City.—Fergus County Argus, Lew istown. J. C. Parsons returned on Monday from Miles City, where he purchased an isolated tract of eighty acres at the land office, paying $2.00 per acre for the same.—Ismay Journal. Henry Zopfi was a business visitor in Glendive the latter part of last week.—Wibaux Pioneer. Still Wilkins, the sage of the Circle country, visited in this city this week. Mr. Wilkins has gained the reputation as the most successful farmer who ever came to Dawson county, and he has already established a number of records out in that territory.—Circle Banner. is be NINE YEARS AGO 'Frisco Was Fire Swept and Shaken Into Ruins—Today She Celebrates Her Resurrection. San Francisco, April 17.—Nine years ago earthquake and flame reduced this city on the Pacific to a mass of ruins A new city has arisen in which all nations of the world have joined in an exposition. Tomorrow will be the ninth anniversary of the great catas trophe, and on that occasion will be gin a week or festivity, prayer and thanksgiving. * TEN YEARS AGO * Fred Bean came in from the ranch Tuesday. Sheriff Williams returned from Ter ry Saturday morning. The new ten thousand dollar resi dence of Thos. F. Hagan, cashier of the First National Bank, is fast approach ing completion and when finished will rank with anything in eastern Mon tana. A telegram to Sheriff Williams an nounces the death at Dore, N. D., of J. B. Joliff on the evening of the 18th. It further states that the body will be brought to Glendive on Friday and asks that the Maccabees be notified and requested to take charge of the obsequies. Hon. George McCone came in from his ranch Monday, leaving in the eve ning for Miles City to attend the meet ing of the Stockmen's Association. Mr. McCone is a charter member, hav ing attended the first meeting of the association ever held and has missed but very few meetings since. Chet Murphy of Burns Creek, W. J. Henry of three-mile, George, L. Berry of Newlon, E. C. Bragdon of Sidney, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cannon of Wi baux, W. K. Adams of Sidney, Amos Fuller of Ridgelawn, and S. Bovee of Cedar Creek, were all visitors in Glen dive this week. Lazarus Hanson blew into Glendive Thursday; worked for the Review Fri day and Saturday; looked too freely upon the cup that pi's a man's brains on Sunday; was interviewed by his honor Monday; and picked stones on the streets Tuesday and Wednesday. Thus endeth his week's lesson. The Hodges Land Serpent, a mon ster specimen of the Silurion family, was seen again this spring,this time by Knute Bervin. It is described by all who have seen it as being from 6 to 8 feet in length, with the legs of a croco dile, and head resembling a turtle's in shape, and its back covered with ir regular spines like the teeth of a cross-cut saw, and a general appear ance that has inspired all who have seen it with a horror akin to fright. Those who have seen it are all reput able citizens and are none of them booze fighters. ' DRINK BUTTERMILK Even when sourest, if it is still in good condition, buttermilk is a valu able medical agent. A refreshing acid, it is always nourishing without being insipid, says the Delineator. The lactic acid which it contains at tacks and dissolves every kind of starchy deposit in the blood vessels; keeps the veins and arteries supple and free from matter which might oth erwise clog them, and destroys irri tating calcareous deposits that may gather around the joints, as well as any poisonous waste iu the muscles. It is not only beneficial to the diges tion, but also for tuberculosis and all other pulmonary complaints. It .is al so a harmless substitute for intoxi cants. Drinking buttermilk freely—two quarts daily would not be too much— is said to preserve the complexion of youth, and as gouty difficulties gen erally arise from sluggish excretion it is a blessing to all who suffer from such complaints. Buttermilk not only tones the stom ach, but furnishes material from which healthy blood may easily be made. It is also easy of assimilation and, in case where sweet milk would prove objectionable from a medicinal point of view, it may safely be given with every assurance of beneficial effect. PEOPLE OFFICIALLY WARNED ABOUT STARTING OPEN FIRES As a precautionary measure, and one destined to put before all the people the grave danger of lighting open fires and leaving before the blaze is thoroughly extinguished, County At torney S. E. Felt and Sheriff George Twible, have just had issued a large supply of "Warning" cards which will be distributed this week and next. The warning notice calls attention to Section 8768 of the Revised Codes of Montana, which reads in part as follows : "Every person, who carelessly lights a fire for any purpose whatever, without taking sufficient steps to se cure the same from spreading from the immediate locality where it is used, or fails to extinguish such fire before leaving it, is punishable by im prisonment in the county jail not ex ceeding one year or by a fine not ex ceeding Two Thousand dollars, or both." It will be noticed that the penalty provides for not only a jail sentence but also a fine of $2,000, both of which may be imposed by the district judge according to the nature of the act. So far this spring, Dawson County has been comparitively free from disastrous conflagrations resulting from carelessly lighted and attended fires, but as reports of serious fires in other nearby counties in Montana and from many points in western North Dakota, especially in the vicin ity of Beach, indicate wholesale de struction to property and much danger of loss of life, the county officials thought it wise to call attention to the provisions of the new law, which is said to impose more severe penalties Remember That by Calling up Phone No. 2 YOU CAN HAVE DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR AT ANY HOUR OF THE DAY , MALT EXTRACT AND THE FINEST GUND'S BEER, IN EITHER PINTS OR QUARTS. The Hotel Jordan THE SIMPLEST, SAFEST, SUREST AND QUICKEST WAY TO VACCINATE CATTLE AGAINST BLACK L E G . No dose to measure. No liquid to spill* No string to rot. Jugt a utiu ^ to b* pi***d under the akin by * tingle thrust of the instrument. An Injector Free with a Purchaae of 100 Vacete eM e— . Utmtm fr* —Witt, iar It BERT JOHNSON Druggist_ THE HOME BUFFET Under New Management FRANK OLIVER, Prop. WEST BELL ST.-ONE-HALF BLOCK FROM COURT HOUSE Good Goods—Right Prices—Polite Service Make The Home Buffet Your Headquarters "Call and see your old friends, Walter and George" . Popular Meals at Popular Prices The Best Place to Eat In the City of Glendive Is THE NEW GRILL CAFE New Leonard Bldg. TOM MIYAO, Prop. Gendive Transfer Co. MARTIN & MYERS, PROPS. Successors to F. B. Whetham and Rob't Tobin GENERAL TRANSFER BUSINESS Moving Household Goods a Specialty Dealers in Bear Creek Headquarters at and Owl Creek Coal Davis & Famum Store Phone 16 Paints - Var nish - Stains Wall 1 Paper The Best of Everything in my Line—"I am Not Satisfied Unless You Are" 2S: John S. Larimer than those of many of our sister states, In an interview with the Monitor man » the other day, Sheriff Twible stated that these prairie fires are very seldom allowed to wreck their accostomed havoc with property through viciousness, but nearly always are the result of carelessness; and that no doubt the people would be more thoughtful of their actions in this respect when they knew a jail sentence or a two thousand dollar fine was staring them in the face. BUNNY THREATENED Famous Movie Star is Victim of a Rapid Decline and Life it Despaired of. New York, April 15.—John Bunny, the famous movie star, whose jolly and rubicund contenance is known to a majority of America's hundred mil lions, lies critically ill at his Fiatbush home today, with little hope enter tained of his recovery. He broke down physically two weeks ago, and though little was thought of it at the time, he has failed rapidly and steadily since then-and is now critically ill.