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STUCCO HOUSE IS
POPULAR STYLE Appeals to Many as Most At tractive In Exterior. FINE FOR CITY OR COUNTRY With Qar«|« Attached It Designed for tho Prospective Builder Who Wants an loonomlool Homo. By WM. A. RADFORD. Mr WUUa* A. Radford win anowor OUMtlon* and flro advlc* FREE OF SJIT on Mil oubjoeta pertaining to tho aubjoct of bulldlna. for tho roadors of this ptMT On account of hla wtdo experience C Editor, Author and Ifanufacturor, ho without doubt, tho htahoot authority s wiisr Eiawfarm avenue, Chi capo, ZIL, and only ondooo two-cont a tamp for roply. The determination to build a home la not arrived at hastily; and after that object hat been fixed In mind there la required on the part of a great proportion of home builders the aaving of money enough to make the first payment of such an amount that the contractor who erects the home, the lumber and material dealer who furnishes the materials, and the bank er. who many times supplies the money, fire assured that the builder will stick to his determination. Get ting ready to build the home requires time In many Instances. After the site Is secured and the prospective builder has reached the point when he will enter Into the contract for the erection of the home, then comes the time to select the design of house that Is wanted. Ideas of what Is Ideal In a home are ns varied as taste In dress. Some build ers would have nothing but a bunga low, while others would hare anything hut a bungalow. A great number of builders, however, have fixed upon the stucco house as the most attractive In exterior appearance and select a design for this type of house. It Is to this cluss of prospective builders that the house shown In the accompanying illustration will appeal. Here Is a stucco house that will give the builders about ths maximum amount of home for hla money. It la of frame construction, with stucco ap plied to either wooden or mstal lath. or some one of the various sheathing materials designed for thla type of home. Being rectangular In shape. It Is the least expensive to construct. But by the addition of the sun parlor at one side, and the garage at the other. It has a well-balanced, attrac tive appearance, enhanced by tho pan eled effect In the gable. The dimensions of this house are only 26 by 36 feet, but It requires a lot 00 feet or more wide, as the sun par lor projects 10 feet at ons aide and the garage 20 feet at the other. How ever, the garage may he located at the rear of the house, or may bo smaller, as this was designed to hold two cars. The advantage of having the garage adjoining the house la that the heat ing plant In the home may be used to warm the garage, which Is well to do, as it prolongs the life of the tires and makes the machine available at all times. While the home as shown In the Il lustration la set on i brick foundation, concrete may be used. The basement extends under the whole of the house, Including the sun parlor. The else of the basement provides plenty of space for tbs heating plant, storage of fuel and for a vegetable and fruit cellar, while by the installation of station ary tubs much of the laundry work can be done here la both summer and winter. floor plans that accompany the il lustration show how conveniently the rooms hsve been arranged and how largo they are for thla also of house. The living room, 28 by IS feet, ex tends across the front. The dining room, also large, IS by IS feat It con nected with it by a double-door open ing, and adjoining la a good-alsed kitchen, 11 by 11 feet 6 Inches. The pantry off the kitchen and adjoining the entry Is another good feature. The sun parlor Is 9 feet 6 inches by 17 feet, an exceptionally large room of this kind. It will be noted that doors open Into It from both the living and dining rooms, so that one end—that adjoining the dining room—may bo used aa a breakfast porch. Tho doobla opening Into the living room gives spa ciousness to this room also. On the second floor there are three good-elsed bedrooms, the bathroom and a sleeping porch. The latter la a comfort-giving feature of this design. It la located ao that It has privacy, n thing to be desired. The bedrooms are ranged around a central hall, and the bathroom la adjacent to all the rooms. Studying designs of homes Is one of the greatest pleasures of securing a home. The American architects have combined in home designs the com- forts that the American family wants, and also have combined these com forts and conveniences with exterior beauty. However, what appeals to one prospective builder will not appeal to another, and by securing a large number of designs practically every Individual will find Just about the sort of home he baa visualised as be ing the kind be wants. To secure home-building Ideaa a visit to the local architect, the lumber and material dealer, and the contrac tor who will be asked to bid on the bulldlng job will be worth while. These building’ specialists all have available a wide range of homes, both perspec tive view and floor plana. With these plans before them, prospective bond ers will be able to select Hie borne that meets his requirements and can be built for the amount of money he wants to Invest But la going-over these plans It wUI surprise anyone how moch real enjoyment he will get Home building-now Is popular be cause It la the beat and practically the only means of securing n comfortable, convenient and attractive place In which to live. Rentable bouses art scarce, and tba person who moves now adays la glad to get any sort of shel ter. That is where the home bolides Is better off than tho renter. BEWARE OF INEFFICIENT MEN tuppoMd Interpreter, Unable to Inter pret, Falla to Save Countryman From Prison Term. A. R. Hawley, president of the Aero club, told In New York tho other day an Inefficiency story. “Beware of the Inefficient man," be said, “for if you hate dealings with him It is you, not he, that will suffer from the inefficiency. “A foreigner In outlandish garb, claiming to be an Armenian, came here to solicit funds last year for hlf compatriots. It happened that another Armenian was arrested at the time, and the first chap was asked-to go to court and act aa his Interpreter. “Well, he reluctantly consented to net, though the truth was that he knew no Armenian whatever. Anyhow he stalked Into the courtroom, listened In grave silence to the prisoner's passion ate protestations of Innocence, and then turned to the Judge and said In a low voice: “'Your honor, my compatriot has confessed all. He begs yon, however, to be lenient for suffering Armenia’s sake.' Tho Judge thanked the interpreter warmly for hla services and then sen tenced the innocent prisoner to live years at hard labor.” Monument to Vaughd. Exercises of an unusual nature were held at a recent picnic of the Cascade county, Moot, farm bureau. It was the dedication of a monament to commemorate Robert Vaughn, who, In 1868, plowed the first furrow In ths county. The monument which la made of cobblestones and is about 0 feet high, contains a brass plate Inscribed: The first plowing In Cascade county was done by Robert Vaughn In 1868, In whose memory this monument was erected In 1919 by the farm bureau." THEIR LAST DANCE TOGETHER Mrs. Castle Tells s Pretty Story Of Her Final Parformance With Her Huaband. Irene Castle'a memories of her lats husband. Capt Vernon Castle, cun dude In Everybody's with the fol lowing account of their lust public appearance: “Our last dance together was while he was Instructing up at Comp Mo hawk. Canada. He had been given permission to come td New York es pecially to dance with? me at a British recruiting benefit which was held st the New York hippodrome. Because of the nature of the occasion, he had been given permission to dance In anlform. It had been long since we had danced our old dances together, and It had been necessary the day be fore to work quite hard In brushing up. I had expected that Vernon would have forgotten altogether a lot of the steps or that he would be a little stiff from lack of practice, but on the night of the benefit he danced divinely. At the close of the performance many beautiful flowers were handed to ns over the footlights. We bowed and bowed again our thnnks. In the wings Vernon nervously kissed my hand and there were tears In his eyes. I won der If he guessed we had danced our last dance, and the last ring of ap plause for us was still. “The world had been very good to us. We had lived well and lavishly because of that same applause. To gether we tasted success, fame and money. Thank God that at no time during that night did I dream It waa the end.” SIMILAR TO SHELL SHOCK Malady Affecting These Unfortunate Bnough ta Be an fihlpa That Wart Torpedoed. Cases have lately come to the at tention of the military surgeons where the fright and fear dne to ships be ing torpedoed have given rise to symptoms suggestive of shell shock. Doctor Clunet. In a communication to Me Neurological society of Paris, bns Aiscribed the mental effect observed when on board a ship which was to«* pedoed. After the first stupefaction follow ing the attack it was observed that several passengers discharged guns Into the air or Into the sea. In other words, the pent-up nervous energy fonnd release In letting loose the Im mense energy concentrated In explo sives. Similarly. It was well known at the front that a long day of waiting In the trenches was productive of more cases of shell shock than a day of active engagement with the enemy. Next there were a few cases of sui cide among the passengers. These passengers were on the whole calm enough, even on the life rafts. It was only when they were on the rescuing Ship that psychoneurote phenomena began to develop. Including mutism, spasmodic weeping, laughter, tremors, spasmodic movements of the lliubs, etc. The Versatile Carrot. There la nothing like a war to change the status of things. Look, for example, at the humble carrot. Before the war It was one of the lowliest of all the vegetables, seldom used ex cept for stewp or New England boiled dinners, hut It certainly has been do ing Its hit In the culinary line recent ly. It has become s past master In the art of camouflage. Grated raw. It Is said to be a very good substitute for eggs In certsln things. Little slices Tilled become raisins and currants, and other hits, treated a little differently, masquerade as candled orange and lemon peel. Orange marmalade and certain kinds of Jam Are made of them, and large chunks of them boiled and sugared make wonderful candled fruits of every kind—pineapples, pears, apri cots, cherries—and are used by many caterers to give their war cakes and paddings a prosperous and' festive look. Work for Bast Indian Women. The thought of Mohammedans fight ing for Christian Ideals, of dark nge heathenism taking np arms for the cause of civilisation and humanity, opens a vista that would he stagger ing were It not that the Idea has long been dreamed of. As one result of the war, the wom en of India have for the first time worked In the government departments In Delhi, and the question Is be ing debated as to giving women equal representation with men In the plans of the India National society. In all the battle for larger things India has met the problems common to all lands with the roost modern, efficient and self-sacrificing methods. The women of India can henceforth be counted on as a factor In the larger problems of reconstruction. ■sports Increase. American dairy products arc more fgvorably received In Europe than ever. Exports of condensed milk to Europe rose from 16,000,000 pounds la 1914, to 880.000.000 In 1918, and were notable Increases In the export of other dairy products. Most of this was due to war demands, but there seems an opportunity to expand In dairy exports. A normal Increase In dairying In thla country Is Justified providing there Is the necessary In crease In field crops. Tba Installment Method. *T sec we can pay our income tax In Installments.” “At Igst the government has hit upon a plan with which I aw perfectly familiar." STIMULANTS OF MANY KINDS Almost- All Natlans Hava a Peculiar Intoxicant to Which They Arc Unduly Partial. The betel nut is chewed by at least 50,000,000; an uncleanly habit which is not likely ever to gain much vogue in this country. The leaves of cocoa arc chewed by many millions, to whom our more refined and in comparably more deadly indulgence in their alkaloid cocaine, is unknown or inaccessible. Stramonium, offen sive aa it is to most of us, is used as an intoxicant by millions. The South Sea islanders get howling drunk on kava, which is a fiery liquor brewed from a species of pep per. The big red seeds of the goora, more commonly known in this coun try ns kola nuts, are a favorite in toxicant of the African natives. The amanita muscaria, or fly mushroom, which here is a deadly poison and is the cause every year of numerous cast* of serious illness and death to those who mistake it for the edible mii.-h room, is in Siberia and espe cially in Kamchatka commonly eaten as an intoxicant, without worse results than those which at tend the drinking of whisky. BOYS GIVEN GOOD TRAINING talian Youth Taught to Become Self- Dependent to a Degroo That Booms Am axing. One of the strangest cities in the world, composed entirely of little gentlemen, and graced with the most radiant nomenclature —it has been christened, because of its peculiar construction, a “dry Venice*’—is Madcsimo, Italy. The very names' of streets—Generosity, Gayety, Cor diality—breathe the atmosphere of this juvenile Utopia, where all so cial differences have disappeared be neath the explorer’s uniform. Nor is this city such in name only; it has all the departments that go to make up a flourishing municipality, and its youthful citizens are traiued in all the civic virtues, plus those sterner qualities (hat conic only from direct contact with nature and the solution of problems as they arise. To the English or American reader comparison with the boy scout pro gram in its original form is inevi table. These youngsters are taught, for example, to go three days hon estly without a soldo (wc would say a cent) in their pockets; to establish telegraphic communication, to serve as nurses— ; in short, to become as self-dependent as is consistent with modem progress. MESS CALL GOT HIM. The ’ lieutenant was decidedly sleepy and settled down deep in his chair in one of the Indianapolis vaudeville theaters. The summer vaudeville program chugged its weary way onward. At last the audience was released and soon had left the theater, all ex cept the lieutenant, who was sleep ing soundly in the vacant parquet. The leader of the orchestra turned on the cornctist, who played retreat call. Stilt Morpheus held sway. He blow an Nth power jazz note, still with no effect. Then the cheering notes of mess call sounded forth. On the first of the culinary “Ta ta-ta-ta-ra-ra” notes, the weary sol dier jumped from the chair, took a look about the theater and proceed ed double time to the exit. WAR AND ROLLER SKATES. It is a far cry from the world war to a child’s roller skates, but accord ing to a fashion expert roller skates of the lateat approved model are after the style of British lighting tanks. Novelty always being up permost in the juvenile heart, it matters not that the new skates are surrounded by tanklike bodies made of light sheet metal. NOTHING WRONG ABOUT THAT. “I dunno whether it’s proper or not. Mebbe so.** “What’s the matter, maw?” “My daughter’s divorced husband is courting her again.”—Louisville Courier-Journal. MUST REMAIN HOMELY. “A rub with alcohol is a great beautificr,” saya a physician. Nowadays the rub comes when you try to get the alcohol.—Boston Transcript. AIR MAIL IN MOUNTAINS. An air mail service is being planned for remote towns in the Ca nadian Rockies. DAY HONORED BY WELSHMEN March tha First Known tha WerW Over aa Anniversary of tha Country's Patron SalnL The first day of March has long beet observed as a special day by the peo ple of Wales and Is called St. David's day In honor of the good St. David, patron saint of the Walsh, who lived In the sixth century. Bt. David was said to have been the son of a prince of Cardiganshire. Wales, and Is accredited with the woritlng of many miracles, especially among the poor of the country. It was said that when the saint first .went Into the fields to preach to his follow ers the ground on which he was stand ing began to rise until It assumed a goodly height, and henceforth waa hla pulpit. For hundreds of years the Welsh wore sprigs of leek—a plant with broad bluish-green leaves and yellow flower clusters—ln their hats as a sym bol of recognition of the day. This cus tom was brought about, some say, from the fact that in a battle of the Welsh against their old enemies, the Saxons, St. David had ordered all Welshmen to go Into battle wearing their native leek, not only to distin guish them from their enemies, but to bring ‘hero good luck. Other writers argue that the badge was worn more as a fraternal sign and because leek was grown In every Welsh garden and whs the favorite vegetable of a true Welshman. Writers of the last century depict a typical Welsh garden as a garden of onions, garlic and Jeek. Homely Inci dents are told of Welshmen assisting each other In farming and eating their leeks together, a ceremony symbolic of hospitality and good fellowship. NOT ALWAYS PROPERLY SANE Scientists Assert Few Faople Have at All Times Full Command of Thtlr Montal Faculties. Many people think that the expres sion “temporary Insanity” Is merely used by a Jury wishing to nave rela tives pain, but numbers of doctors who have made a study of mental dis orders emphatically declare It Is no idle term. One doctor has stated that tempo rary Insanity Is a condition of double consciousness, not dissimilar to ep ilepsy. A person normally quite sane may have attacks of temporary aber ration lasting little more than a few minutes, especially after long bouta of hard, continuous mental work, be-** Ing f*“t!" ,, larly liable If Insomnia su pervene*. Crimes hsve been committed In the early morning when the perpetrator has not reslly been properly awake, and has been horrified to find what he has done. Thla Is s true esse of temporary Insanity, hut It Is compara tively rare, and s man In normal health would not suffer In this way. A specialist In mental diseases has stated that he knew a case In which a person was Insane during a certain time of each day, and that others hsve been known when the patient was quite normal at ordinary times, but suffered from a temporary fit of mania regularly once a month. Forming Artlllolal Pearls Pearls were valuable as gems In Chins as early as twenty-two centuries before our era, and the Chinese had worked out a plan for the artificial formation of pearls about 700 years ago, .which they hsve carried on ex tensively. Large numbers of oysters are collected and the shell gently open ed to allow the Introduction of vari ous foreign substances which are In serted by means of a forked bamboo stick. These pellets are generally made of prepared mud, hut may be bone, brass or wood. The oysters are then, placed in shallow ponds connect ed with canals and are nourished by tubs of night soli thrown In from time to time. Some time later, from several months to two years, depending upon the sice of the gem desired, these oys ters nre taken out of the shell, the pearls removed «nd the body of the •nlmsl eaten as food. Millions of such pearls are sold nnnuslly In China. The most valuable nre either round or pear shaped. Few Old People In New Guinea. The average duration of life Is short er In New Guinea than In any other country, owing to the pecullsr diet of the natives, who devour with gusto the larvae of beetles, dug out of deeny ed tree trunks, and habitually drink seawater when near the coast. "The people die off at about forty," A. K. Pratt says In his "Two Years Among the Cannibals of New Guinea." "We saw one very old inan, who may have been about sixty years*of age—the only example of longevity that we came across. He was bent almost double, and hnd a long, white benrd. His fellow tribesmen regarded him as a grent curiosity, and brought him to aee us. Despite the decrepitude of his body, however, there was no trace of senility; hla senses were unimpaired and the poor old crentnrc showed great gratitude for a gift of tobacco." Hence the Congestion. "You bnve plenty of room In Ameri ce.” said the foreign visitor. “Oh, yes." "Then why do you build so many sky-scrapers?" ”1 guess that's because the average American thinks he can't transact business unless he's within walking distance of the post office."—Hirmlng ttSJu Ago-Herald. HAS 2 INDEPENDENCE DAYS Republle of Ecuador Celebrate# August Tenth and October Ninth aa National Holiday*. The Republic of Ecuador celebrates two national holidays, aad both are “Independence days," according to the Pan-American Union. The liberty-loving patriots bad to shoot two bolts at Bpanlsh domination before they succeeded la gaining per manent Independence. The first time they had a quiet but determined revo lution In Quito, tho present capital of the republic, the patriots assembling at the bouse of Manuels Canlsares, a brave and beautiful woman, on August 5. 1809, when they prepared their declaration of Independence and chose the official* who were to compote the provisional government That night the conspirators gathered their forces In different parts of the dty and Cap tain Sallnaa. who commanded the two companies of regular troops that guard ed the city, went to their barracks, read to them the declaration and won them over to the cane# of the patriots. They overpowered the bodyguard of Ruls de Castilla, tha Spanish governor, early on the morning of August 10 and thus established the first republic without shedding a drop .of blood. It lasted only about a year, when Castil la succeeded In overthrowing the pa triotic government and again brought the country under Spanish dominion. The fires of liberty had been kin dled. however, and the Ecuadoreans kept up their heroic struggle, notwith standing many reverses, until In 1820 tha people of Guayaquil, the leading seaport of the country, succeeded in rebelling on the ninth, of October. With the aid of Gen. Simon Bolivar, the great Venesnelan emancipator, and of hla compatriot, Gen. Antonio Jose Sucre, the Ecuadoreans, after many bloody battles, succeeded In com pletely annihilating the Spanish forces and established freedom In Ecuador forever. Therefore It Is that tha Ecua doreans celebrate two “Independence days." the tenth of Angast and tha ninth of October. Heuaeeleanlng Hedgehogs. It la said that when In camp during the winter the woodsmen of Maine en tertain many strange guests blue- Jays, chickadees, wood mice and hedge hogs among them. One woodsman an leaving the camp on a Saturday aft ernoon used to neglect purposely to dose the door of hla shack In order that the hedgehogs might eater and clean his floor. Inasmuch as the prindpal constitu ents of the camp menu are pork and beans, bacon and other dlahee rich la faL grease Is spilled upon the floor In a week and a hedgehog will risk his neck for a Mt of fist Just ss soon, therefore, as this par ticular camp was deserted by Its oc cupants the spiny gluttons would has ten In and begin to plane off the sur face of tha floor with their chlaelllke teeth, eating away all the wood "that held a trace of grease. On his return to camp the owner could sweep up and enjoy the comforts of a dean house for another week. The only ae rious objection to this method of hon secleaning lay In the fact that It was necessary to lay a new camp floor frequently. Relndeder Meal The former United States commis sioner at Saint Michael, Alaska, Wil liam B. Stephenson, writes In hie new book about Alaska, “The Land of To morrow," that “the reindeer reaches of the far North are destined to solve the meat question for the United States.” “Reindeer breeding Is fast becom ing an Important factor, and here again one must revert to the land. Reindeer need space, for they are the beef of Alaska and must have pas turage. This pasturage Is always to be had. Reindeer steaks are and have been for a long time regularly quoted on the Seattle markets. That they will one day figure conspicuously la our meat supply cannot be questioned. Already the big packing concertos have *ent their representatives to look over the ground. There Is one drawback to this Industry, however, which will have to be adjusted and regulated be fore It can become profitable. Tha cost of shipping Is now prohibitive. Alaska now has 100,000 reindeer. With in the next ten years she will have 3.000.000." Tha Lerot and tha Snake. Every one has heard of the remark nble combats of the Indian mongoose with venomous anakee. In which little rlkkltlkkl-tavvl comes off victor. The fact that the mongoose Invariably sur vives has led to the suggestion that It Is immune to snake poison. Other animals said to be Immune are the pig and the hedgehog. The experiments of a British naturalist show that an anim al of the dormouse family must be added to the list of the Immune. This unlmal Is known as the lerot and Is said to fight fiercely . with vipers. Large doses of viper's poison were In jected Into one lerot. from which In jection no 111 effects followed. On one occasion a lerot was badly bitten In the eye by a viper and no signs of poi soning followed. Amen. He was awfully wild. In fact, he was wildly wild. “I tell you once and for all,” he. roared at his erring offspring, “If yon marry Grace I'll cut off without a penny, and you won’t hsve eo much os a piece of beef to boll In the pat.” "Well." Mid the young man aa he went In search of the parson, "Grace before meat.”—London Ideas.