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ft am fmrfnTinT -, r i " r -. . am - j Mr. 'William A. Radford will answer questions and Rlvc advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to tha subject of building for tha reader of thla paper. On account of hla wide expe rience a Editor, Author and Manufac turer, he la, without doubt, the highest authority on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries to William A. Radford, No. 194 Fifth Ave., Chicago. III., and only nclose two-cent stamp for reply, A gambrel or curb roof house ts shown in this design. There ts econ omy In building a roof Mike this be cause of th extra spare In the sec ond story that may be utilised for bedrooms. It is common to make the break in the roof on a level with the ceiling of the upper rooms, and the lower pitch of the roof is steep enough so the lath and plaster may be put directly on the rafters, and the wall space so treated is so nearly perpendicular that you hardly notice the bend in the two sides of the rooms. In preparing these rooms the side wall paper extends to the ceiling just the same as though the walls were built perpendicular in the usual way, and the side wall paper usually Is a little darker than the celling, which makes a contrast, and I his contrast is deepened by a border that is dark er than either the upper or lower wall paper. Years ago such roofs looked very odd and people hml to learn to like them, but It seems lo he a fact that utility usually grows in favor. It haR been the case, at any rule, with gam brel roofs until they have been adopt ert for some of the best houses in different parts of the country. Another advantage in a roof of this wldth without using long rafters, and room in the house has two or three outside walls, and for this reason it is a little more difficult to heat such a house in cold weather, but we have learned how to protect ourselves against, low temperatures by using building paper anuother non-conductors of heat and cold. Then when you consider that during the ordinary win ter, even in the northern states, we -have only a few days of extreme cold against 50 weeks of moderate or warm weather this objection fades into in significance. The fact is most of our winter weather hovers around the freezing point, thawing a little in the day time and freezing at night. It is easy to keep even a large house com fortable all through with such tem peratures, and you can keep part of it warm the coldest days' if the house is well built. We value light and fresh air more than our grandfathers did because we Fkst Floor Plan v.n mnrA fthmif hfl valno nf such things in regard to health. We understand that people who live in the open ' air and sunshine usually have very little use for the doctor. We have figured It out scientifically so we know the reason why. It is eas; to lay out a house of this kind into . good comfortable rooms properly connected for convenience as well as looks. Some house plans are a great puzzle to an architect, but this kind of a plan comes easy. You have the space, the different expos ures, you have room for doors where y0U want to put them, and you have l convenient corner where you can put in a good comfortable stairway designed tor looks as well as service. When It comes to heating you can place the furnace under the front hall and carry short pipes to each room and voa can carry tha hottest pipe ' P"--H Kitchen ; .- jiSlF aasaassssssaBasvt t s ;sb2jE2E3XX! i ' I BssasaaBHaBsaaaBBaBl HOME 3V2A.RADF0RD 7 EDITOR size and well proportioned. In ad dition to a clothes closet In each bed room, the niche beside the chimney Is utilized for a linen closet. It Is the little conveniences like this that mark the difference between a good house and a house that is unsatisfactory and it requires years of experience to know just bow to take advantage of i peculiarities in a plan to work in such i Second Floor Plan x valuable llttln helps towards good looking doctor nud a ready talker, housekeeping. This is one reason why Clade Jundy left a week ago Satur I recommend everybody to make a dftV for rarterville, Mo., where he is study of house plans before starting, to build. The arrangement to go down cellar: J Sparks left Tuesday for In this houso Is especially good be- Oklahoma to look lor a home. He cause you can get down either from lias lived around Virginia lor many the front pajothjouscrfrom!yHftrBV the-ltchen. and fhe entrance to the,' Dr. gimith is attending Mrs. Sellers cellar way also connects ihe front , " with screens and sash the time may be extended to include almost the round year in some locations. The fashion of screening porches in the summer time to keep out files and mosquitoes is a good one and it is easy to lift out the screens in the fall and put sash In .their places. mere are diirerent ways of man aging. Some people like to do things differently from the ordinary, and I notice that such folks generally get more out of life. Some families live in their houses, while Others make the house a place to stay in when necessary and get away from It as much and as often as possible. A good ' deal depends on the house plan in the first but more depends on the place, house- keeper, b.ecouse one person will make a hniiHP mmfnrtflhlA nnil invitlm while another woman who works Just aa hard, perhaps, has the faculty of making things rather unpleasant. The chairs may be too nice to sit down In, ut Lit vi c iuu; uc aub vi ui ivr m ui GkK. in the way, 'Stuff you are afraid of breaking or disarranging. The study of a home means much more than the plan and manner of building the house. 8hep Raiting In Australia. "Sheep' raising conditions are about the same in Australia as they are here," said F. L. Burt of South Da kota, who Is engaged in the sheep raising business both In this country and in Australia. The sheep over there are raised mainly for their wool, although the meat is also quite a val uable product for both the local and ?xnort trade. The price of both wool and meH in Australia is regulated by London values. The meat, which is shipped in cold storage vessels, can be kept fresh very easily. Farm la borers In Australia receive In the neighborhood of 20 a month, which Is practically the same as they get here. In the towns the mechanics are paid about $3.50 -to four dollars i day. Living may possibly be a little cheap er over there, but the difference is not very great As far as agricultural conditions generally are concerned, you nave many advantages uer. ine climate in Australia Is too dry. The winters there are not so cold, how ever, and while the summers are hot the heat is not oppressive.'' Immense Lump of Anthracite. The largest lump of anthracite coa ever mined recently was taken from a mine in the Panther creek vUUey of Pennsylvania. It weighs seven tons, and will be placed in a museum, either in Philadelphia or Boston. . 'Virginia. Dr. Foster, ot Butler, was called tor counsel Sabbath afternoon at Dan Smith's. Mrs. Smith has been sick tor some time. Telephones are handy. II a young man wants to know it his girl is at home, just call her over the phone They most always say, yes. Judge Paddock will move to his farm this week. He has been living i In Amsterdam the past year, follow ! tag his trade butchering, until he was I elected Judge ot the North District. The other day as we went to Vir jgtnia in the east part ot town at the residence ot Mr. Gilbert, we saw a number ot little gentlemen and ladies getting around over the yard as swift as red squirrels. Mrs. Gilbert pre pared a cupper In the afternoon Ice cream and cake. The little fellows enjoyed themselves. Those present were: WUma and Umer Smith, Henry, Herman and Elsie Mlenen, Mack 8mlth and Llnnle Robtson. Ule Hlnson and wife, ot near Nyhart, were In Park Town Thurs day ot last week. They will move to Dakota In the spring. John Foster was on the sick list last week. W. J. Bard was in Virginia the i other day getting tools to put up ; Ice. ; Dr. Smith was kept on the go last : week looking after his patients, j Dr. Carl Jones was around Friday Introducing his medicine. He is working tor the Rawlelgh Medical Co.,, of Freeport, 111. Carl is a good i monia. The road bosses ol Charlotte town lehlp should look atter the bridge east ot Virginia near the school house -before some one U hurt. Mrs. Pearl Hart, of Ft. Scoti, Kan., is visiting Mrs. Geo. Thomp son. Mrs. Frank Satterlee and two chll dren are very low with the scarlet fever. . A number of the Virginia young people spent a very pleasant evening at the home ot Mr. and Mrs. Smlxer last Saturday, Jan. 16th. . Mr. Smlzer recently moved trom near Passaic to a farm, three miles north west ot Virginia, and the young folks wished to get acquainted. It was reported bunday that Mr. jJoeWhlnerv was no better and seem j eJ lo be gaUy growing weaker, j . . " n nnm " a home, Mrs. Coulter from tolorado, : Mrs. Jennie Gordon trom Oklahoma ; and Willie from Kansas City. The young folks reported having a fine time at the home ot Mr. Allen last Friday evening. Owing to the weather it was Impossible lor a num ber ot the members to attend.' S. S. and preaching were well at tended last Sabbath. W. W. Park left Monday for . Quincy, 111., to see his son, Guy, and I hAVA n. irnnA time wlih hla urand daughter for a week. ! Professor Parker, 1 1 Sedalla. is vis 1 itlng his lather-lu-law, James Cuzlck. j S. S. Martin returned from Stone ; countT Tuesday" night, where he had been visiting his son. They kept a fellow full ot good things. Claud Martin went to Audrain county Tuesday. Aakon. CONyENIENT BARN TRUCK. Will Make the Task of Feeding the Cows Much Easier. No dairyman can afford to Ignore that which will lighten his labor In aay way whatever. Be his stable ever so conveniently constructed, he has enough' to do. Hence the importance of his considering the truck or car presented in the cut. Made ot good lumber, the only Iron about it is the handle at each end, by which 'to Feedlnq Truck for the Stable. push or pull It along the feeding al ley In front of the cows which are to be fed, and the trucks on which it Is mounted. The wheels procured, any good blacksmith can make this, so that the truck is by no means dif ficult to construct It should be about two feet wide, 20 Inches deep and 4H feet long. Silage can be conveyed In it trom the silo to the mangers very readily, says Farm and Home. If the silo Is soma distance away, it t.UI save much hard work, Indeed. TTTN Poffenbarger & Douglass9 Entire Stock of AND HSubbeirs FACTOKY COST Sale B The Foster Notes. j John Allen returned to his home in j Nevada Saturday. j Mr. and Mrs. Henry Briscoe gave j a masquerade party Saturday night. . Dee Arbogast left Sunday tor Car- j thage, Mo., to work in the mines at j that place. Ed. Lloyd ol Pittsburg, Kansas,) came In Saturday to visit his broth-1 er, A. H. Lloyd, of this place. I Earl Cox ol Ottumwa, Iowa, la visiting his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Badgett. Joe Palmer left Saturday (or Jop-' lin to work In th6 lead mines. Howard Robb, wife and son, Wtl j lima, returned to tbelr home In Thomas county, Kansas, Sunday. Mr. Will Laughlln died at home in ' Blue Mound, Kansas, Saturday, Jan- j uary 16, and Interment was made at that place. He is a son of David j Luughlin of this place (uow deceas ed ) The family of the deceased have the sympathy of this community in their sad bereavement. This is the second son and one son-in law that have passed away in the last month. Obitcarv. Mrs. Rosy Yearly nee Robb died at the home of' her brother, Schuyler Robb. Mrs. Yearly was born in Cass county Mo., July 23, 1888, died Jan li, 1009, she was married to Wll Ham Yearly Jan. 21,1900, moved the same year with her husband to Thomas county, Kansas. To this union one son was' born. Mrs. Yearly had been in delicate health tor two years and at times expressed her wish that she might die In the old home of her childhood. She was visiting her brother at this place when the death summons carce and at 5 o'clock Thursday morning she passed to the great beyond. Her husband and father were notified by wire and arrived Friday evening.. Funeral sermon 'was preached at Salem Saturday by Rev. Foster, pastor if the M. E. church, and the remains were laid to rest in the beau tiful little cemetery at Salem where scores of loved ones He who have crossed the Jordan of deuth to the spirit world. To the husband and aged parents we extend the sympathy of this community in their bereave ment; for there will be sad and aching hearts when they return to their AT egins January Business bought arid Stock Placed on Sale by House ol Better Shoes. little home on the western plain. There wtl) be one more vacant chair. Di.vah. About the Average Man. Some one said the average man lives and dies poor. He has not the faculty tor accumulating money; you could not pass laws enough to make him rich financially. The exception- al man ts made to make lots ol mon ey; seems to stick to his fingers, and you could not keep him poor. The life history ot the man who has lived an average life and died poor ts on of uneventfulneas. He is generally generous hearted and never aspire i to enrich hhuttlf. All he asks Is a decent living, worthily earned a I roof tree and clothing for hla family. Out of his modest earning he will! probably sav enough to pay for his uiodeHt home seldom more. He rives hi children a common educa tion and starts them iut lu the world : with a "God Bless You" for their dowery. He Is honorable In his deal Inge; he works hard and spends littl- j tor luxuries. He seldom complains j of his lot and never knowingly com I r ON (SdDdDdl Black li Irnold CLOTHING COMPANY. FIXTURES FOR SALE 23, '09 mlts a crime against the state or hu manity. He loves much and laughs more. He may put by a few dollars for his old age and oftener not. When he dies, men Bay of bhu: "He was an honest man and a good cit izen. Weshall miss him." There ts nothing startling tn his story to ex ploit; just the story of an average raau one of the salt of the earth. We all know or knew him and bis Hod. He has lived according to his life and has served his purpose. No man Is a failure who has lett behind him the Influence of usefulness and integrity. Marriage Licenses. Will Kersliner, Amsterdam- Maggie Porter, H. P Schnider, Bertha Grimes, Amsterdam. Concordia, Mo. Adrian. Notice. A meeting will be held at the school house at l'eru, Friday night, Jan. 22, for the purpose ol discussing the question of consolidating schools ot Lone Oak township. All persons In terested are urged to be present. in.