The Collinsville News. (Collinsville, Okla.), Vol. 13, No. 50, Ed. 1 Friday, May 9, 1913 Page: 3 of 8
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GREAT CANAL NEARING COMPLETION
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Mr. 'William A. Uadford will answer
questions and give advice FREE OF
COST on ail subjects pertaining to tho
subject of building, for the readers of this
paper. On account of his wide experience
as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he
is, without doubt, the highest authority
on all these subjects. Address all inquiries
to William A. Radford, No. 178 West
Jackson boulevard, Chicago, 111., and only
enclose two-cent stamp for reply.
There are perhaps more square
houses built in the Middle West than
houses of any other style or design.
By "square houses” is meant houses
with plain, straight sides and square
corners, in which the width nearly or
quite equals the length. "Rectilinear,”
perhaps, would be a more accurate
term, but that does not convey an Im-
pression of the square appearance that
such houses have.
Economy in building and economy
in heating, both have their Influence.
Houses of the "square" type range
from 22 by 28 feet to 30 by 36 feet in
size, and they contain from six to
eight rooms—seldom less than six and
seldom more than eight. They are
built either full two stories, with an
attic; or like this one, with some of
the windows elevated above the eaves
to admit light to the upper rooms.
This particular house Is one of six
rooms, 26 feet wide and about 27 feet
6 inches from front to rear. It is a
very economical house to build. It is
all plain, straight work, except the
dormer windows; and these are as
plain as they can be and still look
Such houses are so easily built that
a great many of them are put up In
country places without architectural
plans; but that is, generally speaking,
a mistake. Good working drawings
are so cheap nowadays that no one
can afford to take chances on haphaz-
ard work. You can always recognize
houses that have been built after the
ideas of a local carpenter, just the
same as you can spot a suit of home-
made clothes by the amateur expres-
sion that smiles at you when you see
them. They may contain the best of
material put together in a good, solid
way; but when the job is done, it
lacks the stamp of finished excellence
In building a house tt pays to inves-
tigate the new things, both by reading
and by observation. You can always
find a new house that contains some
of the fashionable ideas, ideas that
are popular, the ideas that up-to-date
architects like to work into their de-
signs. Some of these are very attract-
ive and add very much to the appear-)
ance of a house, while others are sim-
ply suitable to go with certain com-1
binatlons. The owner is the one most
vitally interested; but a little advice
from a successful architect goes a
long way, and lasts a long time after-
wards. You don’t build a house every
year. It pays to be careful.
Long years of experience in build-
ing medium-priced houses has Remon-
strated a few facts that everyone
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DOLLS THE CHIEF INDUSTRY
Consul-General Tells of Quaint Ger>
man Villages Where Everybody
Is Working on Toy Babes.
Second Floor Plan.
should know. For the health of the
family, you must have good drainage,
sufficient ventilation, and an abun-
dance of sunshine. In the face of mod-
ern invention, every new house should
be piped for gas and for hot and cold
water, and wired for electricity. Ev-
ery house should contain provision for
comfortable, easy heating; and every
house should have a good bathroom.
These things are essential, both for
health and for comfort; to neglect
them means to regret it as long as
you live in the house. Other things
Our photograph shows one of canal at Mlratlores nearly com-
tho best of us is set as a burnt offer-
ing for vanity.
“So long as our desires fix them-
selves in the gratification of vanity we
shall find that all our possessions are
dead sea fruit and our life is weari-
DOCTORS UP BOOKS
New York Woman Chooses Odd
that only years of experience In cut-
ting and fitting can give. It is a mis-
take to take chances on amateur tal-
ent when you can secure expert ad-
vice and experience for a few dollars.
In this house, what would otherwise
be a very plain living room, is made
attractive by a fashionable window-
seat and a triple casement window in
the front part of the room. There are
a variety of these windows to chooBe
from. Some are hinged at the side so
that the sash may be opened inward
like a door; in others, the sash is piv-
oted in the center, at top and bottom;
some are hinged at the top; and still
other designs are hinged at the side
not so important, and still desirable,
will suggest themselves, and may be
adopted or rejected according to the
size of the house and the expense a
person feels justified in going into;
but the demands of health and com-
fort come first.
Receives Calls and Makes Visits Like
Any Physician, With All Book
Lovers as Clientele—At-
tends Great Libraries.
New York.—Miss Janet C. Lewis
has taken up a work which, in all
probability, is the most novel profes-
sion in the fcountry. She is a book
doctor. That is literal, for she re-
ceives^ her calls and attends her pa-
tients in much the same fashion as
any other doctor. The diseases to
which she ministers are various, and
only too well known to librarians who
have to deal with old and valuable
books. The chief of these is dry rot
or disintegration, due to various
The use of sulphuric acid in tan-
ning, may be an excellent preventive
for worms, but, on the other hand,
leather so treated soon loses its natur-
The present conditions in nearly all
libraries do not tend to preserve old
and valuable bindings. Direct sun-
shine is one of the most potent factors
in disintegration, as are also gas and,
to a lesser degree, electricity. The
best way to secure good, fresh ven-
tilation and a proper supply of light,
while barring the sunlight, is to have
the windows and globes of the lights
tinted red, green or yellow. Green
gives the best results.
Glass fronts, Miss Lewis says, are
not advisable, since they prevent the
free circulation of air, which is es-
sentiH for proper ventilation. Ex
cessive dampness is as much to be
shunned by the librarian as excess of
Miss Lewis uses in her work an old
preparation which is based on a secret
formula willed to her by an old Ger-
man librarian, a great friend of hers,
who died a few years ago. To this
recipe she added certain lubricants
with whose properties she was con-
versant and evolved her present prep-
aration. It is of the consistency of
vaseline or petrolatum, aud almost
black in color. The original recipe
had been handed down from father to
son in a family of book lovers and li-
brarians, and previous to coming into
the hands of Miss Lewis had been
used effectively In various European
Miss Lewis started her work some
eight years ago, and since then has
treated most of the great New York
libraries with success, including in
her long list the New York Bar asso-
ciation, the Avery library at Columbia
university, the private collection of
J. P. Morgan and the library of the
Metropolitan museum. In addition to
being a book doctor, Miss Lewis is a
practical librarian, having been in
charge of the Richard Hunt collection
for many years before taking up her
present work. She finds that she can
no longer continue her work unaided
and now has a corps of assistants
book lovers as she is herself, whom
she chooses with the utmost care and
who have become very expert in the
FISH AT 5 CENTS A POUND
Cleveland Officiate Have Unique Plan
to Cut the High Coat of
"One of the greatest sorrows of fa-
mous persons like myself,” recently
observed a well known novelist, "is
the realization that comes to us soon-
er dr later that it Is impossible to live
up to the ideal opinions that the peo-
ple whom we meet in the ordinary af-
fairs of life have formed of us.
“Not long since I had occasion to re-
mark to a waiter in a cafe where I
“ ‘Waiter, this beef is extremely
"Whereupon the servitor looked at
me with a sad expression and sighed
‘"May I inquire,' said I, 'why you
sigh in that fashion 7'
“'Ah, sir,’ said the waitfer, 1 took
you for a man who always said orig-
inal things, and here you come and
say just the same thing that all the
rest of them do.’ ”
\ First Floor Plan.
so as to open outward. Where the
sash swing out, the fly screens are
fitted on the inside, the advantage
claimed being that you can hang cur-
tains In any way you want them, and
not have them disturbed by .opening
and shutting the windows. Because
such windows are becoming popular,
it is only natural to suppose that wo-
men like them. They certainly pro-
duce a stylish effect, and that goes a
FASHION CURSE TO THE RACE
Missouri Lecturer Declares Vanity Is
Basis for Much of Our
Kansas City, Mo.—The whole gain
of modern civilization in science. In-
dustry and the art of living has been
more than lost by the waste in the
ceaseless pursuit of fashion, according
to assertions by Prof. H. J. Daven-
port in one of the series of lectures of
the University of Missouri extension
“There is no curs for poverty when
all surplus energy is dissipated in
show," declared Professor Davenport.
"Fashion today is a compound of fool-
ish pride and fooliBh flunkeyism. If
the social leaders have chosen a new
costume or a new trick aklmboing
their arms or of drawling their words
all the gocial small fry must take the
cue therefrom. A part of the life of
Cleveland, O.—Fish at 5 cents a
pound. That is to be the cost of the
lake catch to the consumer in Cleve-
land. Plans for the formation of a
company, to use the city docks and
Bkeds and, In return for that privilege,
guarantee a maximum price of 5
cents a pound for fish, have been com-
pleted, and the first consignment,
1,500 pounds, was landed and sold.
The fish enterprise Is one of several
launched in Cleveland with a view to
curtailing the cost of living. The
women's clubs, as well as the city
council, are interested. A monster pa-
rade of women, headed by the city
council, descended upon the Central
market with banners displayed calling
for cheaper vegetables and produce.
Mayor Baker and Mayor Shank of In-
dianapolis addressed the women.
Another cheaper living plan that la
being worked but contemplates the
utilization of vacant city lots for gar-
dening by neighboring residents.
PHOTOGRAPHS SPOT ON SUN
California Priest and Astronomer Re-
discovers Phenomenon on East-
ern Limb of Solar Ball.
San Jose, Cal.—The great spot dis-
covered on the eastern limb of the
sun February 18, and by which the ob-
servatory of Santa Clara college has
forecast weather disturbances up to
May 1, was rediscovered on the east-
ern limb and photographed by Rev. J.
S. Rlcard, S. J.
The present disturbance was pre-
dicted during the month of February.
“Sun Bpots are infallible Indicators
of the coming of storms on the Pacific
coast,” says Father Rlcard, “and from
here over the United States."
.Berlin, Germany.—Tho old home of
the doll Is Thuringia, especially the
town of Sonneberg, 12 miles from Co-
burg. Most of the poorer families In
and around Sonneburg, writes Consul-
General Frank Dillingham at Coburg,
are engaged In this industry, which
Is the chief source of revenue of the
population, giving employment for the
whole year. The work demands a
great deal of practice ami skill, as
well as time and trouble. The Inhab-
itants start making dolls while very
young aud by constant practice are
finally able to work with astonishing
uceuracy and speed. In the doll In-
dustry only some special part of the
dolls Is made by each person. Some
make tho bodies, others the heads and
still others tho arms, hands, etc. By
this division the work la done much
quicker and better.
Tho heads are first molded, and
when sufficiently dry the eyes are cut
out by a skilled' worker with a very
thin, sharp knife. This Is extremely
delicate work, because all of the sock-
ets have to bo of uniform size or the
wyes do not fit. After being burned
the heads are painted, waxed or
glazed, depending on the material
from which the head* are made. The
arms, legs and hands are produced in
a similar but simpler manner, as the
painting consists only in giving the
necessary flesh color, while the heads
must have rosy cheeks, red lips and
dark or light eyebrows, depending on
the color of the eyes. The setting of
the eyes and the making and attach-
ing of the wigs involve u number of
The doll industry Is now commenc-
ing to make the “character doll” in
restricted numbers. The model Is
made by an artist and the molds are
then copied from this model. The
painting of these dolls is done vrtth
especial care, and, consequently, their
price is considerably higher thin that
of the commoner type of doll.
The assembling of the different
parts of the dolls is often very com-
plicated. The best jointed dolts have
stout elastic cord on the inside, to
which the movable parts are attached.
A special branch of the industry is
COLD BROUGHT IT ON.
Tsrrlble Pain and Disorders of the
Kidneys and Bladder.
Mrs. Carrie Sommer, 3422 N. Hamil-
ton Ave„ Chicago, 111., says; "A se-
vere cold settled on my kidneys and
the pains through my back and limbs
were so intense 1
could scarcely keep
My heart troubled
me and I became
so dizzy I could
barely stoop. At
last I took to my
bed and was In
agony for two
^ weeks, the doctor
falling to help me.
Learning of Doan's Kidney Pills, I be-
gan using them and continued untU
entirely cured. For eight years I have
bad no sign of the old trouble.”
"WhertlYtnr Back Is Lame, Remem-
ber tho Name—DOAN'S.” 50c all stores
Fostor-Mllburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
"Patsy, bring me a paper when you
come to work in the morning," a wo-
man who lived at the edge of a vil-
lage told her man of all work when
he went home at night "Now, don’t
forget it,” she added.
"No, ma’am,” said Patsy, "I won’t
I might forget it it I left It until morn-
ing, so I’ll get it tonight.”
When Your Eyes Need Care
Watery Eye* and Granulated Eyellda. Illue-
truled Book In each Package. Murine le
Murine Eye Remedy Co.. Ohloago
Howell—He has a prosperous loot
Powell—Yes, you could tell at a
gtlnce that be was s single man.
Not Telling All of It.
“Does your fiance know your age,
Lottie?” ' ,
Coated tongue, vertigo, oonstlpatloa an
all relieved by Garfield Tea.
Sweethearts are always dear, twt
wives are far more expensive.
Egypt’s Green Sun Rays.
In Egypt, where the atmosphere la
very clear, the green tints of the sun-
set light are peculiarly distinct As
the sun descends nearer to the horizon,
and la Immensely enlarged, its raya
suddenly become for an instant of a
brilliant green. Then a succession of
green rays suffuses the sky well nigh
to the zenith, says the Youth's Com-
The .same phenomenon occurs at
sunrise, but loss conspicuously. Some-
times at sunset, just as the laat por-
tion of the sun’s disk vanishes, its
color changes from green to bine, and
so also after it has disappeared the
sky near the horizon is green, while
toward tbs fenlth it is blue. The
fact was of course observed by the
ancient Egyptians, and references
thereto are found in their writings.
USE ENGINE IN THIEF CHASE
Railway Policeman Orders Engineer
to Pursue Thief and Makes a
Capture After a Fight.
Oakland, Cal.—Pressing Into serv-
ice a switch engine, J. J- O’Connor,
state railway policeman, pursued a
burglar along the rails on the Oakland
mole, cgught up with the man after
a four bibeks’ chase, engaged him in
a hand to hand encounter and finally
subdued and arrested him. The pris-
oner Is Ed Rensen, and he is In jail
charged with petty larceny.
The capture was made late last
night O’Connor noticed Rensen and
another man removing about one hun-
dred feet of lead pipe from a freight
car at the Oakland mole. He ordered
tbe men to halt, but they took to their
heels and ran down the footpath along
the rails. O’Connor, followed, but the
men were too fleet for him.
Seeing that he had no chance of
capturing them on foot, he ran over
to a train which was being switched
about and ordered the engine driver
to assist him. The train started after
the burglars with O’Connor In the en-
gine cab. When the engine was
abreast of the fugitives O'Connor
jumped off. He sought to arrest Ken-
sen, but the latter fought. O'Connor
was the stronger In the scuffle and
downed and handcuffed his man. in
the meantime the other man disap-
peared in the darkness.
Brave Diver Saves the Ship
Goes Under Water Amid Sharks
to Fix Propeller.
Exonerated for Death.
Board* Up a Hole Made In Boat by
Storm In the Gulf of Mexico and
Enables British Vessel to
Reach Its Port.
San Francisco —One of the most re-
markable feats ever performed by a
diver is related by the offices and
crew of the British sloop of war
Shearwater, which Is undergoing re-
pairs at the Union Iron works. J. P.
Llngane, a young Irish shipwright,
boarded up the propeller well while
the vessel was rolling In heavy seas
and so enabled her to make the voy-
age to this port.
The Shearwater was cruising off the
coast of Mexico when In a storm she
lost her propeller. Resort was Imme-
diately had to her sails, but It was
found that steering was almost Im-
possible. because the big arch or well
under the stern In which the propeller
had revolved made the rudder's work
Ineffectual. The officers decided that
if they were to bring the ship to port
this well must be boarded up.
Llngane was sent down to do the
work. Though hampered by his heavy
diving suit and by the weight of wa-
ter, he was able to adjust himself to
reached this port, even though she had
been battered by heavy seas on tbe
way. Naval men have given high
praise to the young man for what he
did and a special report on It has been
sent to the British admiralty.
A trial to the nerves of the young
diver while he was at work was the
presence of several sharks, which at
times swam close to him. Armed men
on the warship, however, kept them
from attacking him.
axonerarea i«r " — — j-
Springfield, Ohio.—A Jury acquitted i the bad rolling of the ship and to
Pearl .Elder, white, charged with man-' handle the heavy timbers that were
slaughter for the killing of James San- passed to him. lie fastened the boar°®
ford, a negro, alleged paramour of El- jso securely that they had only shifted
day's mother. September 28, 1910. * in one place
GIRL GOES INTO A CAISSON
Clad in Gym Costume, Overalls and
Jumper, Miss Ruth Kenny Watch-
es Sinking of Piers.
Kansas City, Mo.—Miss Ruth Ken-
ney, teacher of mathematics in the
Rosedale high school, descended the
narrow, muddy ladder to the bottom
of the pneumatic caisson which is be-
ing used to build the foundation for
the James street bridge In Kansas
City, Kan., and remained half an hour
thirty feet below the bed of the Kaw
Miss Kenney wore her gymnasium
costume and over that a pair of over-
alls and Jumper, just like the “mud
hogs" who work down in tbe slime at
the base of the piers.
She had been told by tbe foreman
Just how to take a full breath and
slowly exhale, so as not to be affected
by the air pressure.
“Often I have read bow these piers
are sunk.” she said, “but I never had
an opportunity before to Inspect one
the Shearwater i in course of construction."
Hotel In Thuringia.
devoted to the making of dresses and
hats. The latest Parisian styles are
copied In dressing the larger sized
dolls, aud the creations turned out
compare very favorably, In miniature,
with the original.
FEATURES OF CHINESE HOME
One Story Dwelling* of the Orientals,
the Exteriors of Which Are
Pekin, China.—It Is difficult for the
Occidental mind to picture the wall
within wall life of a Chinese home,
says a writer In the Century. Down a
narrow lane one passes between two
walls, behind which may be hovels or
palaces, there Is no telling which,
since the one story roofs beyond are
Qne pulls a string at a gateway, the
address of some family of high degree.
A servant appears, leads through an-
other gateway, & flowery courtyard, a
passageway, perhaps another courtr
yard, a little room or two, and finally
Into a reception room, with its carved
wood wainscoting and furniture, Its
porcelains and jades and brasses, Its
blue and green and gold ceiling.
Here the hostess appear, offers her
Occidental guest tea or champagne, or
both, with cakes and candled fruit or
lotus buds. Then she may lead one
through other courtyards, all with the
usual one story rooms around them,
and into her secluded garden of rocks
and pools, of pretty paths and bridges
of clustering trees and flowers.
In such a palace as this each court-
yard with its surrounding rooms may
be the special home of one of the sons
and his wife and children; but some-
where in the maze of walla, under one
of the low, tiled roofs, Is the common
dining room, with the kitchen beyond.
Here the men of the family eat to-
gether twice a day and afterward the
women and children. And somewhere
also there Is a central family hall,
with their tribute of incense at proper
seasons. These are held In such rev-
erence that no foot may pass above
them, and therefore two story dwell-
ings are unknown in regions uncon-
taminated by foreign Influence.
J. P. Morgan Amused.
Florence, Italy.—In an Interview J.
P. Morgan said be was heartily
amused at the Qioconda story and tbe
report with the meeting of the kaiser
Poor health and a gen*
oral run-down condi-
tion la tho outcome
of a spell ol stom-
ach trouble |
is just t|ia medicine you need.
Jt aids digestion, keeps tbe
bowels open and Induces per*
feet health. Try e bottle today.
n EGIN tkls easy and eco>
re nomlcal treatment to-
" night and see how quick-
ly pimples and blackheads
vanish and your akin be-
comes clean,clear and velvety. ,
Bathe your face for lome mlfi-
utei with hot water and Resinol
Soap and very gently apply * lit-
tle Resinol Ointment. *nd In a
few moments waah off again -
with more Resinol Soap and hot
water, finishing with a daah of
cold watar to cloaa tha poree.
Do this one* or twteo a day, al-
ways using Resinol Soap for
toilet and bath. _ . „
Your druggist Bella Reilnot
Soap (25c) and Ointment <50o
and fl) and recommend;
them for all aorta of akin and
scalp troubles, Itching*. sores,
bolls, burn#, scalds, and pH«*
For free sample of each, ad-
dress Dept. IK. Realnol Chem.
Co., Baltimore, Md.
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Honor British Queen.
Nice.—A aeries of Fr&nco-Britlsh
festivities began here when an impos-
ing monument was dedicated to the
late Queen Victoria.
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