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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 23. 1000.
NEWS OF THE BUSY HOME BUILDERS 111 You Can Do It jBrmrnmmminmi t ! t f . i t ; - - 4 - U B K I' I WB1Wli 1 JgJ T .Diiiiol.jooN.fn rl'TS"; 1 I ! It 0.lVIAiq. Ao(v 1 ! I I II - I 1! g , I hrj ctt. I IJED FOETAL STEEL PLASTEISiriO LATH is the fire-proof substitute for the inflammable wood lath. It Prevents Cracking and Falling of Plaster on Walls and Ceiling. Adopted by the U. S. Govern ment and used everywhere in all good buildings. Write for circular. (SOUTHWESTERN EXPANDED METAL CO. 84 Van Buren Strt, CHICAGO If you mo paying $15.00 por month rent and con tinue to pay the same sum for thirty live years, which you will do if you do not purchase a home, you will pay over $(,300.00, or about three times the value of a house that would rent for that sum. You will have paid for the house in which you live three time and yet not own it. Why not pay for it once and then own it! You may do so by taking advantage of our monthly payment plan. Our Secretary will be glad to explain. Call at our office. j Omaha Loan & Building Assn. S. E. Cor. 16th and Dodge Streets. Geo. W. Loomls, Ire. - O. M. Nnttlngrr, 8ccy. and Troan. W. R. Adair, Ass't. Soc'y. AftflftA, $2,500,000.00. Reserve, $00,000.00. ijz-?-t - r-.ioo.sa.. imilili jj WESTERN REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NORTHWESTERN EXPANDED METAL CO. C. W. HULL CO. Independent Lumber Go. PHONES A-321B Doug. H-633 40th and Leavenworth Sis., Omaha. New Company New Bright Stock Solving the Home Building Problem Arthur . O. CImmh, Architect. For several Sundays answers will bo 1 flvcn In this department to questions of general Interest to home builders. Question 'If a detailed description of how to plan a stairway Is of general Inter est to your reaxlers. ran you give some ad vlc on the proper designing of this diffi cult feature? Answer One of the Important things to consider In the planning of a homo Is the proper location and plan of th main stair way. There are' a grent many ways In whlrh this prominent feature that ts the first to greet you as you enter the home, can be designed, nnd It Is to be regretted that there are more failures In the build ing of stnlrwoys, from the standpoint of convenience and beauty, than there Is In any other rart of the house. One of the prlnclpil defects encountered In the bulld . Ing of a stairway Is In trying to get It Into too small a spare. It mntters little whether a house costs S'.ono or JlO.onn, the stairway takes up about the same amount of room. It requires as many steps to ascend the second floor, and there Is very little dif ference In the width betwen the stalrwiya of Inexpensive and expensive homes. The stairway ts ono of the two principal fea tures within the home that lends It charac terthe other being the fireplace, and as this Is the first to be seen (and first Im pression should always be good). It Is very Important. tha,t the main stairway In the reception hall should be well designed. The more csj keeps to a simple design In the - construction of the stairway, the easier the, problem. The defect often comes In trying to mike It appear too elaborate. Square, simple, newel posts and plain balusters about an tnrh and a quar ter square, with the corners rounded, are much to be preferred to the huge creations of the mill often turned out as ornamental (T) Newel posts and the crooked, twisted balusters, one so often sees. To say noth ing of the appearance, they are very hard to keep clean and require a dally dusting , of each baluster, the same as one would JOst any piece of furniture. It la always best to have at leaxt one landing In a stairway, for a continuous run from floor to floor without a landing be tween on which to pause and rest, makes the ascent too tiresome, especially for thi older members of the houehold. It Is also quite Important that the rise of each step should not be too great. One-quarter of an Inch In the difference of the height of Steps makes a wonderful difference In the ease of ascending a stairs. The rise of each step should be as near seven and one-quarter Inches its possible. A good width for each tread Is eleven Inches, while twelve inches makes a splendid tread where the space can be taken. The matter of hand rail should also re ceive serious consideration. No stairs should bo built without a hand rail ex tending Its full length. Many a slip and fall by children or convalescent Invalids has been saved from serious consequences through having a hand rail handy for Im- THE BEE'S PllAN OFFER Mr. Clausen Is the author of a well Illustrated book containing a f treat many designs of modem lomes, complete plans for which will be furnished to Bee readers at reduced prices. The book Is enti tled THE AIT, SCIXVOB AJTS BEKTI MZZTT Or IOKR BUXX.Hl- oro. 40 Chapters 000 Illustrations. A beautiful and practical book con taining complete Information on the planning mid designing of every kind of home. It contains extensive articles on that popular style of home. The American Bungalow, also the Two Story Bungalow, BUNGALOWS BTIL.T FOR TWO. Homes ot Dis tinctive Character, Planning the Cot tage, the Country Home, the Farm Home, Homes for Special Places, The Duplex House, etc. There are ex tensive Illustrated articles on en trances, windows, stairways, flre plHces, porches, kitchens, pantries, cement construction, articles on what not to do in building a home, the Let ting of Contracts, the Practical Bide of Home Building, the Sentiment of Home Building, etc.. etc. Price, post paid to readers of The Bee, fl. Send all orders to Arthur C. Clausen, architect. Studio, 1013 Lumber Ex change, Minneapolis, Minn. mediate support. Winders should never be placed In the main stairs. The winder Is a step which goes diagonally across a landing from corner to corner. The cellar stairs and the attic stairs should, when possible, follow the same general rules that apply to the main stairway. Cellar stairs arc often made uncomfortably steep when there la no reason for It. Because one's guests do not climb up and down the cellar stairs is no- reason for not giving careful attention to a correct proportion of tread and riser. Many steps are taken up and down the collar stairs each day and the ascent should be made comfortable. Question Are there any set rules In re gard to the location of doors? Answer In locating a door In any par tition, one should always consider the fact that (he door must swing open and not place the door In a position that when swung open It would Hpoll a good wall surface which could be used for the piano, davenport, bed, bureau or other wall fur niture. Wall lights should never be placed where a door will strike them in opening if swung clear back. The front door, or In fact all outside doors, should have a wall space against which to stand when open. A very common mistake In the planning of the entrance hall Is to so locate the front door ttun when It stands open. It stands across the opening to the parlor, or as Is sometimes the case. It laps over a window. Little mistakes like these, which are very annoying, could have been easily rem edied had the plans been studied more care fully. Bedroom doors should never be made less than two feet eight Inche9 wide, for many bureaus are too wide to pass through a smaller opening. Never place fancy grill work In a large opening to the parlor. It la considered poor taete, nover (Continued on Tenth Page.) 19 BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME. NOTHING I J ADDS MORE TO YOUR PROPERTY ' 1 j I THAN A FINE IRON FENCE. WE I MAKE ANY KIND OF FENCE. SEE I - IH HI I I H TTC twr TYt7C!Tr!TCS AXTTl PDTfTTC! . . . T ANCHOR FENCE CO. I 205-7 NORTH 17TH STREET, OMAHA, NEB. j jv.. -iLim.-. -ii--i -- .a;-, '...ir Ttitt and Time TestetTiw ;- A durable light weight roofing for flat or I steep surface on Store Buildings, Ware- j I houses, Factories, Barns, Sheds, Farm ; 1 4 B.. ..i !! 1 'IB K1 H Buildings, etc. Applied witn a iiDerai n is NOT A PIECE OF OLD LUMBER IN YARD LEX US FIGURE WITH YOU J. R. STEVENSON & CO., Gravel Composition Roofing Office, 538 Paxton Building. Having recently purchased the Gravel Roofing depart ment of the Sunderland Roofing and Supply Co., we are in a better position to do all kinds of roofing than ever before, and at prices that will appeal to you. Let us furnish you an estimate. Phones: Doug. 2175; Ind. A-1792. I U r W IIW s WWs -WMfl w RALSTON Exit the Frame House No story of the settlement of Nebraska to the useful part played by the frame houso as a cheap and for the period, an efficient rhelter for man and beast, but the time has come for Us disappearance, ut least from slKht. The pioneers were compf'lli'd to live In log" cabins, sod houses and dux-outs because there were no means of obtaining- a supply of lumber, but later the several rairoads constructed from Mis sissippi river points westward were em ployed In Its distribution. The state was populated so rapidly and the demand for building material so urgent that shipments were niacin annually of product sawed from pine logs floated from the northern timber regions. This unseasoned wood was freely used In building houses, which for several years were fairly comfortable, but the hot winds I of the summers, combined with a dry atmo- sphere caused shrinkage and numerous I cracks, enabling the wintry blasts to pene trate freely to every nook and corner. The result la that frame houses ao constructed .ire uncomtprtabie In winter even with a lavish and wasteful combustion of fuel. and being mere shells are susceptible to the heat of summer. The climate, too. Is very destructive to paint, necessitating frequent and expensive renewals. There are In th state many thousands of these houses In a condition really unfit for habi tation and too good to pull down. Were no alternative at band the remedy would In volve their demolition and new construction from other material at an enormous ag gregate expense. Iluppily, through a course of evolution, which brought a supply of cheap cement and a suitable form of metal lath. It is now possible to cover the exteriors of flame houses with cement mortar In such a way as to greatly Improve their ap pearance. Increase their comfort, both In winter and aummer, and ao long as a tight roof la maintained, extend their life In definitely. The cost will not be great and the annual saving In fuel, paint and repairs it Is said will be equal to from 10 to 20 per cent on the money Invested. The cement sidewalk offords a demon stration of the durability of the material under hard usage and climatic exposures and the contractors for that work could easily execute the new undertaking. In aid of the movement is the fact that the "stuc coed house," as It Is frequently called, Is I decidedly the fashion and when the cover I ing of the old house Is completed there j would be no external evidence of Its an- Mi nana HOW TO SELECT FACE BRICK Bee our Display Room with 1U 150 panels of the latest, bent and most attractive Brick effects. Then let us show you hundreds of buildings In Omaha in which our brick have been used. That's the real test. Prices right. ANDIRONS, FIRE SETS, ETC For old and new houses no furnishings add more to the ' home" effect than a btWiful pair of andirons and other anifluc iireplace fittings. We are up-to-the-minute on these goods. Display Room. SUNDERLAND A durable light weight roofing for flat or steep surface on Store Buildings, Ware houses, Tactories, Barns, Sheds, Farm Buildings, etc. Applied with a liberal guarantee by a responsible concern. Sunderland Roofing and Supply Co. 1006-8 10 Dourlas Street Phones: Douf. 871; A 1225 30 Minute Service Car leaves West Q street on the hour and half hour, and returns from Salaton on the quarter hour and thxee-qaarter honr. Be the thriving; new town with Its large factories, railroads, bus In ass houses, beautiful raaldanca district and Una lake and park ground. At the verr outset of this aotlvlty la the time to make your Investment. Many residence lots In Balaton are selling- on a payment of flO and 93 par weak, and good business lots on easy terms. These lots will double and treble In value. If yon are looking for the blggeet real estate opportunity In the past twenty ysara, look up Balaton at one. Baal estate offioa In Balaton. RALSTON TOWNSITE CO. SHINIER & CHASE CO., AGENTS 1609 Farnam Street Doug. 3867, A-3642 A. . inmauaw til. IffW-li IV '' a,W m.' K Ts Beautify Your Lawns Wilh Our Wire and Iron Fences and Gales. Trellises lor Vines. Tree Guards t. n r (!fts. Lawn vases. Tactory 15th and Jackson 617 Bo. 16th St. HITCH POSTS, WISDOW QUABDS, CLOTHES POSTS, CHICXEM PEHCB Si-iul fur Cat il.jyuo. CHAMPION FENCE CO!VIFAIMY TRY A LOAD OF IHiudson Indian Coal Mined at Hudson, Wyo. Free Burning; Clean; No Soot; No Clinker; Only 3 As!) -SOLO BY Harmon & Weeth Co., Omaha C. B. Havens & Co., Omaha Updike Lumber & Coal Co., Omaha titiuity or previous condition or uccay. , The economic effects of a movennnt ues- tim-d o be revolutionary In its rapid tranb- formatlon of town and farm buildings and out houses from the unsightly wood to an appearance of stone will be most bene flclul to Nebraska Interests In the stimu lation of local investments In cement pro duction and the employment of additional labor. The money sent out In large vol ume in p"m'nt fjr lumber would be kept at homo for local expenditure to the ad vantage of retail dealers and property values. Experience has shown that wood lath as a holding device is not reliable, I and Its use calculated to discredit the movement. It is well known that cement Is a chemical preservative of metal from cor roslnn, nnd being one of the best (ire re sistcnts, there would be an obvious lessen ing of risk from that cause. As a skilled architect could suggest changes beneficial to the appearance and Insure the stability of the work, such employment la usually recommended. The Nebraska Concrete and Reinforcing company ia putting in concrete posts at the Dete-ntlon home. The work will be com pleted the latter part of July. The new pavilion of the Happy Hollow club will be one of the nicest around Omaha. Work has been hegun and will be completed about the first of the month. The Independent Lumber company has the contract and la pushing the work. The S.ftO eight-foot cement posts which the Nebiaska Concrete and Reinforcing company ia putting up at Fort Crook to support an iron fence around the fort have beea delivered. FIRE WINDSTORM CYCLONE INSURANCE RELIABLE FIRE Twenty years in business and ne losses ever contestedv Greigh, Baldridge . Co. ..AGENTS..., Dee Dulldlno CZBTXrXCATB OP PUBUCATIOK STATE OK NEBRASKA, OFKIC'K OF Al'DlTOK or I'l UUU" ACCOl'NTS LINCOLN, February 1st. IT IS HLKLUY CKUTIFIKU, That the Uelawaiv InsLiuiu e i onipuny of i'hlla dflplil.i, in the Stale of Pennsylvania, has complied with the Insuianre Law of thin Slate applicable to such Companies and Is therefore authorized to continue the business of Fire and Tornado Insurance In this State for the current year ending January 31st. 191ft. Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor ot Public Accounts, the day and year first above written. SILAS R. BARTON. (Seal) Auditor of Publlo Account. C. E. PIERCE, Deputy. CEBTIPXOATB OP PUBLICATION STATE OF NEBRASKA. OFFICE OF AUDITOR OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS. LINCOLN. February 1st. 19"9. IT 13 IIF.UKHY CKKTIKIEP. That the Prussian National Insurance Company of Stettin, (lermany. has complied w th the Insurance Law of thla State, applicable to such Companies and la therefore author ised to continue the business of Fire In surance In this State for the current year ending January 31st, 1910. Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Public Accounts, the day and year first above written. SILAS R. BARTON, (Seal) Auditor of PuUlo Account. C. t. PIERCE, Deputy. Phone D. 200 CTEmTIPXOATB OP PUBLICATION STATE OF NEBRASKA, OFFICE OP AUDITOR OF PUBLIC AM OUNTS LINCOLN. February 1st. 199. IT IS HEREBY CKBTIFIEO. That th 8'curlty Insurance Co., of New Haven la the Slate of Connecticut, has complied with the Insurance Uw of this State, ap plicable to auch Companies and Is there fore authorised to continue the business of Fire, Lightning and Tornado Insurance in this State for the current year ending Jan uary 31st. 1110- Witness my hand and the seal of the Auditor of Public Accounts, the day and year first above wrliten. SILAS R. BARTON, (Seal) Auditor of Publlo Acoouula. C. E. PIERCE. DejjuUg f