The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1912 Page: 2 of 8
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HANGING OSTRICH PLUME
Mr. William A Radford will answer
Questions ami Rtve advice I-'HBK OP
COST on all subjects perta* ifc to the
subject of building, for the readers of this
paper. On account of bln wide experlenre
as Editor. Author and Manufacturer, he
Is. without doubt, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address all Inquiries
to William a Ha I k Wt st
Jackson boulevard. Chicago, III . and only
enclose two-cent stamp fur reply.
A full two-story Bevemroom houi»#
of a Btyle IIk<* tho one here Hhown Is
very popular Kom iHlly in tho smaller
cities Ah It Ih only 22 feet In width
this house can be built on the or-
dinary narrow city lot.
It Is Just as necessary to specialize
In designing houses as it is In any
other line of business. Living condi-
tions differ a great deal as the town
increases In size, and we aro obliged
to build houses to fit the changing
conditions When a village has one
hundred inhabitants, twenty or thirty
houses will hold them all. Each house
may occupy u corner, and have an
acre or two of land for air space and
for growing fruits and vegetables
There are no sewers, curbs, or pave
menta; the streets aro not lighted
at night; there are no policemen or
other public servants to pay; so the
tax levy on a two-acre lot is not very
oppressive. Hut when the boomers
get to work, Advertising the won-
derful advantages of the place, the
population increases In some places
with great rapidity; then grafters
come along with their various im-
provement schemes, and expenses
soon mount up until a two-acre lot
loses its charm when tho tax man
makes out his bill.
Fresh air is then sacrificed in pro-
portion to the ambition of the vil-
lage promoters, until, in" some in
stances, one of these old fashioned
holdings is carved into twenty little
lota, and you got your deed from
somebody’s subdivision of lot num-
ber two, allotting to you thirty feet
frontage, the same extending back
one hundred feet, more or loss, to an
alley. This little burial plot then be-
comes the last resting place of many
unsatisfied hopes of fine outlooks,
plenty of elbow room, fresh air, and
Hut the modern architect has met
the many changing and shifting prob*
I story bouse. The extra space ovei
the upper rooms is worth a great deal
| to keep the house cool. The shape and
height of this house gi' os It a good
appearance from the street. It does
i not look like a narrow house. Prob-
j ably the size and shape of the veran
da have something to do with this;
1 but It Is a fact that a house built like
this looks larger than It really Is.
Such a house may bo built under
favorable conditions for about $2,000
j or $2,200. A great deal depends on
| labor conditions and the distance that
| building materials have to be shipped
Some communities are discriminated
against when it comes to house build
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Second Floor Plan.
Ing because building supplies muBt be
shipped long distances. Some com- j
munltleR have no stone or sand—two
commodities which are very import- |
ant in the building line, it Is no-
ticeable that such communities very
often have to bring lumber from con-
siderable distances. All these things
affect the cost of the finished house.
The New Magic.
A herd of reindeer tramples the
Lapland snows; a polar bear leaps
from a hummock of ice and dives Into
the arctic seas; a moth breaks Its oo-
coon, dries its tender wings a moment
Scouts of Science Seek Strange
Places of the Earth.
American Institutions Spend Vast
Sums In Exploration and Send
Their Men to the Darkest
Spots of the Globe.
I*hoto, Copyright, by Underwood A Underwood, N. y.
If It falls below her knees so much the better for its modishness;
j and when the breezes blow too strenuously, it may be twisted around
her neck to make a becoming feather boa. For this is the last whiin
of Paris in the way of hat feathers—the dernier cri in millinery. If one
has to economize a trifle a long plume may hang from the back of the
hat; if expense is absolutely no object there is no reason why it should
not encircle the hat before starting on its downward journey. The plume
pictured here is a soft, rich green shade and is attached to one of the
stiff-brimed derby shapes of black velvet.
New York —Up on tile fifth or office
floor of the American Museum of
Natural History, Just opposite the ele-
vators, Is a bulletin board, on which
are painted fifty or sixty names of
persons actively connected with the
Institution, all of them well known
and many of them famous through-
out the scientific world. Opposite
each name is a little movable block
of wood which shows w'hether the
owned is in or out.
Inquiry discloses that some of the
“outs" are not far away, but that
many of them have been absent a
long time; that they are In the lonely
corners of the earth and that they
are not likely to be in for another
year or two. These scouts of science
come and go at long intervals, but
there are so many of them connected
with the museum that every month
or so some one marks his departure
or arrival on the board.
As a matter of fact such institu-
tions as the American Museum of Nat-
ural History, the Field Museum in
Chicago, the National Museum at
Washington, and various European
institutions are doing the largest
share of the geographic exploration
of the earth just at present. The
plan that each follows is usually the
First they send out one man alone,
or two together, to penetrate some
remote region about which nothing is
known. This is really a scientific
scouting party. The instructions are
to move as quickly as possible, but
to make a thorough survey of the
scientific possibilities of the country.
When the scouts come back and re-
port then a large expedition is fitted
out, arrangements being made for it
to stay In the field Beveral years. The
scouts do not accompany this ex-
pedition, They are off on another
reconnoissance in some other distant
part of the world.
Within the last year or so, for in-
stance, the Museum of Natural His-
tory sent E. O. Hovey to the West In-
dies and thence to the Chihuahua dis-
trict of Mexico to study volcanoes. It
sent Henry E. Crampton on three ex-
peditions to Tahiti and the South Sea
Islands, and later to British Guiana
nnd Mount Roraima. Frank M. Chap-
man has covered more than 65,000
miles in collecting materials for the
PRETTY TIES AND JABOTS
WHEN THE SAND MAN COMES
lems with a brave confidence in his
ability to deliver enough condensed
house comfort to compensate the new
owner fully for his many disappoint-
ments, It was for the purpose of fit-
ting a comfortable house to such a
lot that this narrow house was de-
signed It is only the width of one
room and a good hall in the front
part, and dining room and bathroom
in the center, with an extension for
the kitchen. A kitchen with three
sides to the weather fits a lot of this
kind to perfection. Y’ou cannot get
too much light and air into a kitchen.
It is the most important room in the
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First Floor Plan.
bouse—a room where a woman
■pends a great part of her time; and
you cannot make it too pleasant or
convenient. Narrow city lots are not
well calculated to supply light, espe-
cially during the fall and early win-
ter months; but a kitchen built in
ibis fashion c^mes about as n.ar solv-
ing the problem as is possible to do.
There is an advantage in a full two-
in the sun and essays its first flight;
a water beetle darts upon a snake,
sinks its forceps below the head and
clings to the threshing, maddened rep-
tile while a hundred fellows join the
attack and strike until a mortal spot
is reached; an otter sneaks upon a
rock, slashes a cruel paw Into the
stream and a quivering bass lies at
What wonderful stories are depicted
In the moving picture films.
The magic carpet Is outdone. Pay
by day the creatures of tho wild are
captured in their haunts and led be-
fore us. Kings ride to be crowned;
Moorish potters whirl their wheels.
The mystic Nile flows in the glow of
the dying sun; shadowy camels pace
her banks; pyramid and sphinx stand
ghostly in the dusk. Italian soldiers
fire from thetr trenches. A battle fleet
steams out to sea while you lean at
your ease and with a tallsmunlc dime
command the world to disclose Its
mysteries and parade Its races Small
wonder that the modern child holds
fairy tales in slight esteem.—Herbert
Kaufman In Woman's World.
Up Against It.
"Dad.'' said the Avalon youth. "1
want to go in for a career.”
"All right, son.”
"What would you advise?”
”1 dunno. Politics is crooked, and
law. medicine and dentistry are over-
"That doesn't leave me much of an
opening." said the young man. "I
have no talent for baseball."—Pitts-
May Be Made at Home From Four-
Inch Wide Black and White
Satin Ribbon Ends.
Smart ties can be made from black
and white Batin ribbon tour inches
wide. A good-looking jabot is made
from a six-inch strip of three-inch rib-
bon in soft satin, with check or dot.
Round the bottom edge with inch silk
fringe, and across the top put a satin
butterfly bow in the same shade. This
bow may have double loops on each
side without ends, or can have two
loops and two ends, the latter pointed
and finished with a small tassel.
For quite young girls this model is
prettily made of plaid ribbon, with
black fringe and a black bow.
A stiff, rather formal effect is had
from a jabot of white satin two
inches wide at the top and four and a
half inches at the bottom, which is cut
straight across at the end, and that
reaches to the bust line. The upper
part is drawn stiffly over two straight
stiff loops an inch and a half on either
side. An inch and a half from the bot-
tom put a two-inch band of filet lace
Insertion, and above it three crocheted
buttons, one above the other. This
jabot is especially attractive In vivid
green satin, with ecru lace banding
and small gilt buttons.
IN THE LATEST MODE
He Begins to See.
"When 1 first hit town,” remarked
Farmer Heck, "I uster stand on a cor-
ner and wonder how all these city
people managed to live." \
"Well, seeing as they have got $38
out of me In four days, it ain't Buch
a mystery, after all."- Washington j
Coiffure de Soiree of Brilliants and
a Black Feather.
How One Mother Does Away With j
the Fretfulness That Sometimes i
About half an hour before nap-time, I
Junior is washed and given a cup oi (
milk. Then I set him in his high- j
chair and give him something that he
can play with quietly for some time. !
If he still seems hungry, I give him a
piece of zweiback or a crust of toast,
that will keep him busy for a long \
season. Then, he lias a music box I
and some cards and a disreputable
clothespin doll, that we call his “Quiet- I
time Playthings,” and do not let him |
see at any other time. If he is very
restless and 1 have the time, we go
into the sitting-room, darken it, and I
play softly and sing the dear old mel-
odies, that make my voice tremulous
with memories of my childhood.
Sometimes we put a rug in daddy's
big chair, and Junior rocks slowly and
croons a “sleepy song” with me.
When nap-time comes, I take off his
shoes and prepare him for bed in the
usual way, lay him down in the quiet
room, shut the door, and if he is not
already asleep, he calls happily after
Do you see the principle of the
thing? But of course you do. From
the time he wakes in the morning un-
til nap-time, the child grows more and
more tired if left to himself; and when
it finally comes time for his nap, he is
too excited and weary to want it. The
old way of rocking the baby to sleep,
objectionable as it was In many re-
spects, had this very important virtue,
that it soothed and prepared the tired
little brain and nerves for the coming
nap.—Home Progress Magazine
Tam O’Shanter Shape.
Many women have already taken to
the Tam o’ Shanter, which has been
hovering on the brink of popularity
since the beginning of the season, and
in its winter form it is likely to be
much in vogue. The stage often. If j
not always, leads the way, and one of j
the prettiest black velvet hats of this j
shape Is worn in a play recently pro- j
duced. This is quite unrelieved black !
A pretty variant of the Tam o' Shan 1
ter style Is In blue felt with a black !
taffeta crown and a black aigrette at j
The fashion of having color and
material combinations is going to be
very general this season. Silk and
felt, silk and velvet, silk and plush
will be artistically combined, and the
black underbrim with white crown
will be a feature in modish millnery
for tne autumn season.
Ancient Architecture Found In the
museum bird groups, he returned from
Just before Prof. Andrews started
on his scouting expedition after the
Corean tiger, the writer asked him
what he feared most In venturing into
a totally unknown, unexplored region.
Was It fever, or accident or hostile
natives, or all those things combined?
“The only thing I ever worry
about,” replied Prof. Andrews, “is
whether I will get enough to eat or
not. On an expedition where you are
traveling alone with just the smallest
number of servants and going into a
region that you know nothing about,
you can take only a limited amount of
food. For the rest you have to • My on
“If you can’t kill enough game or
catch enough fish, or find food in some
way, you're going to starve. If you
have plenty to eat, you needn't worry
about anything else. Broken legs,
sickness, hostile natives and so on
will come your way If it's down in the
books that they're going to. But, no
matter what else happens, you abso-
lutely must have plenty of grub. If
you don’t, then you've got something
big to worry about.”
But whether a scout of science helps
the staggering dot,.' to draw the
sledge over snowy wastes or whether
he cuts his way through the jungles
of Java, the Moluccas or the Carolines,
he Is always meeting some other
white man. Stefansson and Ander-
son encountered lone men of the
Royal Mounted Police north of th6
most northerly forts of the Hudson's
So it is that on every world end
steamer they are likely to find some
one they know or who knows some
one they have met. Therefore, lone
ly as their lives are, they no sooner
set foot across the threshold of civil
lzation again than they begin to pick
up the threads of gossip and ad-
venture of others Just where they
dropped them two or three or five
HONOR FOR PICKANINNY.
The Old Gentleman—How’ did you
ever come to be named Fido John-
The Pickaninny—Why, old Jedge
Smiff he don thought so much of
me dat he named me after his dog.
RINGWORM SPREAD ON FACE
Campbell, Va.—"I have been trou-
bled with ringworm on the right side
of my face for six or eight years. It
began with just very small pimples in
spots and continued to spread more
every year until it covered the right
side of my face. It was red, rough and
In circles, and itched and burned very
much. It was sore when I scratched
my face and it worried me so much I
couldn't keep from scratching. It
looked very bad; I would hate to go
out while it was on my face. Every
one noticed It and some would ask
what It was.
“I tried some home remedies before
using Cuticura Soap and Ointment,
such as -, -, - and -. I
could only find temporary relief until
I began to use Cuticura Soap and Oint-
ment. I put the Cuticura Ointment on
my face and let it stay on for about
a» hour and then I washed my face
with Cuticura Soap. I used the Cuti-
cura Soap and Ointment for one month
ar,d I was cured.” (Signed) MIbs
Virginia Woodward, Feb. 21, 1912.
Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32 p. Skin Book. Address
post-card “Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston."
Among a recent batch of candidates
for appointment to the police force of
Washington was a big darkey, evident-
ly of rural origin, who announced his
readiness to stand examination.
“Are you a native of this city?" h«
“No, suh. 1 am from the first state
in the Union."
“A New Yorker?"
“No, suh. 1 am from Alabama!"
“Alabapia is not the first state in
I the Union, as the saying goes,” re-
| sponded the examiner.
“Alphabetically speaking it is, suh,"
said the candidate with conviction.
Regular practicing phvfiicians recommend
and prescribe OX I DINK for Malaria, be-
cause it is a proven remedy by years of ex-
perience. Keep a bottle in the medicine
chest and administer at first sign of Chills
and Fever. Adv.
“What interest has the dog in th*
chase of the poor cat?"
“I guess it is some purr scent."
“What Is this joy-riding accident
"The joy riders are about all in.”
Against So Many Surgical Op-
erations. How Mrs. Bethune
and Mrs. Moore Escaped.
iereueveryuunsr. t was in bed lor fi
or five days at a ti
every month, and
weak I could har
walk. I cramped t
had backache a
headache, and v
so nervous and we
that I dreaded to i
anyone or have at
The doctors gave
_, medicine to ease
at those tirnets, and said that I ought
have an operation. I would not listen
that, and when a friend of my husbt
told him about Lydia E. Pinkham’s V
etable Compound and what it had dt
for his wife, I was willing to take
Now I look the picture of health andf
like it, too. I can do my own housewo
hoe my garden, and milk a cow. I c
entertain company and enjoy them,
can visit when I choose, and walk as 1
as any ordinary woman, any day in t
month. 1 wish I could talk to eve
suffering woman and girl.”—Mrs. De
Bethune, Sikeston, Mo.
Murrayville, 111.—"I have taken Ly-
dia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound
for a very bad case of female trouble
and it made me a well woman. My
health was all broken down, the doctors
said I must have an operation, and I was
ready to go to the hospital, butdreadedit
so that I began taking your Compound.
I got along so well thut 1 gave up the
doctors and was saved from the opera-
tion.”—Mrs. Charles Moore, R. R.
No. 3, Murrayville, 111.
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Williams, B. W. The Pittsburg Enterprise (Pittsburg, Okla.), Vol. 8, No. 44, Ed. 1 Thursday, October 31, 1912, newspaper, October 31, 1912; (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1043084/m1/2/: accessed February 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.