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Mr. William A. Radford will aiiBwer Questions and rive advice FREE OP COST on all subjects pertaining to the Bubject of building for the readers of this paper. On account ofs his wide expe rience as Editor, Author and Manufac turer, he Is, without doubt, the highest authority on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries to William A. Radford, No. 194 Fifth Ave., Chicago, 111., and only tnclose two-cent stamp for reply. Eight rooms with a good attic la a very popular house as to size. When the rooms are well designed and care fully laid out for appearance as well as for comfort the house is almost sure to prove attractive and pleasing. In order to have eight rooms you need a house about this size, which is 28 by 32 feet, exclusive of the porches. It is about as near square as you can have it, and work to ad vantage in laying out the rooms. You can't take a square house and mark out a square room ih each corner the same as you would mark oft a checker board, because you must allow for halls, stairways, closets, bath room, and a good many minor accessories that combine to turn an architect's hair gray. In this plan the hall and living room are thrown together, an. idea that takes with a great many people, because they like the general ap pearance, and because it saves room then it has another advantage, that of ventilation. The open stair space acts as a flue to carry the warm air from the middle of the house up stairs and distribute it amongBt the bedrooms. Some houses are a great deal more comfortable than others, and the difference is caused by the application of natural laws and the distribution of light and heat. A good builder takes advantage of the prin ciple of the circulation of warm air. As soon as air is heated it begins to move about. A warm current of air goes up and it displaces cooler air, which must come down to find room. This causes circulation which evens up the temperature in the different parts of the house and makes it feel it comfortable all over. You don't get a headache in a house that is built on this principle because the air is good. The kitchen' in this house is larger than usual and it has-a convenient china closet which relieves the side board of certain dishes which do not Tightly belong in a'sideboard. Evefy pantry should have a good window like this opening outdoors and the window should be screened with a very" fine screen so you can let in cold air from outside and still keep the food stored there free from dirt and dust. You want filtered air for a pantry. The dining-room in this house, while cunttr First Floor Plan not large, IB very nicely planned with a grate directly opposite a large bay window. Opinions may differ in re gard to the size and shape of or dinary windows, but every one seems to like a bay window. New Engend ers are constantly trying to improve their old-fashioned houses by the ad dition of windows that project. The Idea seems to be that they look well from the outside and are comfortable on the inside, and they admit a great deal of light and sunshine to the house. Some of these New England bay ERICANl HOME A.RADFORD EDITOR windows contain window seats that are fitted to the shape of the window, elaborately upholstered and heaped with fancy pillows. But the comfort of such a window seat depends a good deal on the way the window Is built and the way the saBhes are fitted. Where a good deal of glass Is exposed, radiation of heat takes place rapidly, and these pretty bowers are often too cold for comfort In the winter time. While a house la being built the eye of the owner helps a good deal when It comes' to the par- Second VtoOr Plan ticular places. When the carpenters are at work on this bay window a little supervision will go a long way toward stopping all the little cracks where the air is likely to penetrate Into the house. All such windows, of course, are covered with building pa per and building paper is a nuisanoe when you are working around odd corners. It is a great deal easier to tear off a corner occasionally than to fit it in carefully and tack it down, but in this case a few extra strips J"-* of building paper carefully fitted around the window frames so the cas ings may be nailed down tight onto them will prove very beneficial. Then for the winter time double sashes are a great help. I do not approve of double windowa as a-general thing, but once in awhile you have a window on the north side that lets in an unnecessary amount of cold unless it is protected by an extra sash. For the same reason this bay window needs a little extra attention at building time. This is a good sized house, and it is intended for a family where there are a number pf children, but it is plain and it la not necessarily a very expensiye house. It should be built in most locations outside of large cit ies for $2,000 to $2,200, with interior finish of yellow pine and a hardwood floor in the kitchen. Provision is made for good work throughout, with an attractive Btairway and piping for gas and water In-the usual way. Come Home with Queer Catch. A Breton fishing town—Concar neau—has-had a novel experienoe of Its own. One of Its trawl boats, the Saint Louis, has just returned to port not with the heavy cargo of sardinee that all the good folk so much de sired, but with a catch of an entirely unwonted and unwelcome kind. Thla took the form of a monster fish meas uring not less than 25 feet in length. The fish is one of the "pilgrim" kind and is associated with the shark fam ily, though said to be LEBB ferocious than the ordinary shark, though, as the monster Is very rarely seen, little is known of him. The Incident has no parallel within living Breton memory. —London Globe. Great Waste Water Canal. One of the most wonderful under ground waterways In the world, whloh was constructed at the latter end of the eighteenth century by the dukes of Bridgewater, Is now being used for the conveyance of waste water from the earl of Ellesmere'a collieries, at Walkden, near Manchester. This canal, which Is entirely underground, with its arms and junctions, covers over 40 miles. We Promise Every Contestant a Prize. Don't delay, send your name and ad dress today. "Teddy" and "Bob" are anxious for a master or mistress and if you show them you are wide awake you have every chance to get them. No pic tures to sell. Any boy or girl can do this. Cut out this coupon or copy it on a pos tal card, fill in your name and address and mail today. Be sure to do it now Absolute Safety When you drive a Rambler, you can travel with absolute safety at high speed, or slow down to a walk. You acquire a wonderful mastery of the car. You can go up or down the steepest grades easily—or pick the best way over rough roads or through crowded traffic. Automobiles are absolutely dependable under any and all circumstances. We want to show you why the Rambler offset crank shaft gives more power and less vibration—why the Rambler automatic spark retarder removes all danger from premature ignition—why the large wheels and large tires increase comfort and reduce expense—why the Rangier is the car you ought to buy. Come and see us—or we'll call on you any day you say. Secure from KING-PIATT AUTO CO., Cooperstown, N.,D. old Shetland Pony, coal black and 44 inches high. He is absolutely sound and per fectly right in every way. We purchased him, paying a very high price in order to have the prettiest pony we could find to offer to boys and girls who would do a little work for us. "Teddy's" chum "Bob" is the cutest little Fox Terrier you ever saw and of course he goes along with the outfit too. The new rubber-tired buggy is as you see it in the picture, black body with yellow running gear. We also send a sleigh so you can use "Teddy" the whole year round. Besides the harness we send a saddle and bridle. We pay all freight and express charges. We shall also distribute among contestants $3500.00 in cash and prizes. This Whole Outfit is Worth $350.00 Don't let anyone persuade you that you can't get it all for you can. Your father probably knows of THE FARMER, the great Northwestern agricultural journal, which has 115,000 subscribers and he will tell you that the publishers will keep any promise they make. We sent Hazel McMartin of DeSmet, S. D. a pony and outfit last year. She will tell you we do exactly as we agree, only better. Model 34, Price $2,250. -'?l§ Dos 31? VVc give the whole outfit, Dog, Pony, Pony Contest Editor, Care of The Farmer. NAME P. O. ITThe PIONEER $1.50 the Year. Alio, Wagon, Sleigh, Harness, Saddle, Bridle, flfisolutely Free "Teddy," that's the pony's name, is a four year Dept. 16 St Paul, Minn. Please send me pictures of "Teddy" and "Bob" and the whole outfit you are going to give away and tell me what I have to do to become a contestant. It is un derstood that I don't have to sell anything. R. P. STATE. t, 0^ B. ••IPTT, VVI1M &3ris FEID, DENTIST. ATTORNEY-AT-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC •era |ya 14 (usFHran, THE JEWELER gj H. •FPIII MIT IATI0IALIANK BlIK I. VeMilM, LAWYER Im ti N. DAB ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. RBAL BSTATB COLLECTIONS. FINLEY, N. D. H. H. FULLMERj JEWELRY, WATCHES. CLOCKS SILVERWARE. I REPAIRING afli ENGRAVING vVWWVWWW^WvWWWVla R, ft. riSCHER, The Sl)oen)a^er, la prepared te da all wark Wthlaliae. Repairing a apec* tally. 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Your home printer can do your work just as good, and in nine cases out of ten he can beat the city man's prices, because he pays much less for running ex penses. By sending your next printing order to this office you'll be better satisfied all around, and you'll be keeping the money at home.