Britton Weekly Sentinel. (Britton, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 46, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 23, 1909 Page: 2 of 8
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Mr William A. Rn.lford will Answer
queatlona an.i kivp ajvtc* I'HBl; OK
*H)8T on all guiije.m p<'rtalnlnK lo the
*ubj.-ct of building for the rt'atlirs of tlitn
paper. On ii.rount of Ida wl.l. .ip, -
rlence as Kdllnr. Author and Marn fac-
turer, )i« la, without doubt, tha hlitlitat
authority on all thone subject* Addrcaa
all Inuulrl.-*. to William A liad'oro Nr.
i:« Fifth Avr, Chicago, III. and only
Muiose two-cent stamp for r.ply.
The demand for six-room houses Is
Increasing. During these prosperous
years thousands of young men «h well
as older men have accumulated a little
money and have grown tired of paying
rent, which has resulted in a deter-
mination to own homes of their own.
These deals have increased until
they number up Into the thousands In
all Ihickly settled parts of the country,
and the sign Is a good one. The best
class of citizens live In their own
homes; a fact that la recognised tli
world over. The more homes we huve
the more Interest people take in local
Improvements and municipal govern
ment. This is a home-rule country and
the home Is the local unit.
For 20 years the general trend has
been toward smaller houses. There
are many reasons—too many to men-
tion hut one of the principal causes
Is the education people have had
through flat life 111 the larger towns
The habit of living In flats has edu
cated people in the way of utilizing
the advantages of concentration. Kam
illes that once thought a large dwelling
necessary have found that a six-room
two-story house, about the size of the
one illustrated, may contain more ac-
tual comfort through the? application
of modern n^thods of housekeeping
than the larger houses they were for
merly accustomed to. They have
learned that a small house is more
cheaply furnished because you have
no extra room that must be filled up
to make It look right, because you
have a place for everything and it Is
ly settle down to enjoy themselves
after the manner of life in the old
home in the country. But It is not like
ihe old home, either, for they carry
the modern inventions from the crowd-
ed parts of the city with them and dis-
tribute them through their new six-
room house to enjoy them us they
never did before.
Modern large windows having sashes
hung with weights so they may be
easily moved up or down, covered out-
side in summer with accurately fitting
wire fly screens, which may be re-
moved In the fall anil replaced, espe-
cially on the north side of the house,
Sen4ay School Lruoa far Jan. 24, 1909 I
Specially Arranged lor Thli Papar
LESSON TEXT.—Acts 3 I-2C
yet***, fi. j •
K,N; text.-•hi. name, through
faith in hi* name, hath mad.- this mini
wnoiu ye and know."—Arts
Second Floor Plan.
with an exlra outside sash to keep out
the cold, Is merely one of the latter
All through the house such mechan-
ical devices as revolving coal grates
that make a continuous fire possible,
gas heaters to warn the water in the
tank when a #oal fire is not needed,
attachments to furnaces to wann the
wash water in the winter time, elec
TIME. - The time
one or more years. . tIiW evrm
of this lens,,ii to,,k place not long aVt.'r
I entecoat in the aummer of A. 1> 30 But
since It was connected wit raecutlons.
iH V,. '* u V r or 'WO later
of Vif. J,;ru'"'1"". tn the outer court
of the temple neur the beaullful gate
which led from the outer court, the Court
of the (.entiles, to ihe Court of the Worn
I ' ■ I''" '„uit In which women we.-,,
allowed hill b. y.wul which they could nol
go. Peter's aermou was p readied In
BOlomon h porch on the **uHt aide of the
Court «>f tlm OcntllcH
1M.ACK in HI8T0KY. An example of
the work ..f Chrl.tlanity, and tho begin-
ning of persecution
Comment and Suggestive Thought.
1 he Old and New Forms of Worship.
It was Ihe custom of the early Chris-
tians to worship In their old accns
torned way as well as in the new wavs
taught them by the Spirit, if they
broke "the old bottles'' before "the
new bottles'' were prepared, they
would lose the very spirit and power
of worship. As it was, they filled the
old forma full of the spirit of worship,
and thus were prepared to use the
V. 2. "And a certain man lame." All
we know of him is (1) that he was born
lame; (2) Ills lameness was caused
by weakness of his feet and ankles
<v- '); (3) he was unable to walk'
(4) he was poor; (5) he had been
lame 40 years (Acts 4:22.) "Was car
rled. ' "Was being carried," possibly
at the satno time that Peter and John
were entering. "Whom they .laid."
"Were accustomed to lay," as the
tense shows. "At the gate" (one of
the several gates) "of the temple."
The word includes not only the house
but the courts and their buildings.
"Which Is called Beautiful." Prob-
ably the gateway between the Court
of the Gentiles and Ihe Court of
the Women, where the Jews went
for worship. This gateway had mag
nllicent doors of Corinthian brass 75
feet high, and adorned with plates of
silver and gold.
WESTERN CANADA'S 1901 CROP
WILL GIVE TO THE FARMERS OF
WEST A SPLENDID RETURN.
cr... ^wChanr'ni0 coltfure of butterfly wings and coronet in silver gauze, erv
crusted with silver and pearls. a '
BRAIDING AS A FINE ART.
Id Work That Is Really Worth
While Doing Well.
. . trie flat-iron heaters, gas cooklne
necessary to keep things In their prop ranges. Improved gas burners for
er places, and this has led to the in-
vention of many contrivances that are
well calculated to lighten the labor of
housekeeping and to increase the con
veniences of the house, to the lasting
comfort of the inmates.
City flats no doubt are responsible
for a great deal of sickness and dis-
comfort through lack of proper light
and ventilation, but they have done
one good thing In pointing the way to
pack a great many house comforts In
a \ ery little space. After becoming
accustomed to the regular warmth of
a steam-heated building and the luxury
of having water on tap any time of
First Floor Plan.
day or night, no one wants to do with-
out them again, but after putting up
with the noise of neighbors too close,
the unavoidable variety of flavors
caused by so much cooking In one
building, the fumes from the laundry
where washing is carried on every day
In the week, the rattling of pianos at
any time of day or night, the dust
from beating rugs, the noise from In-
numerable children and a hundred
other annoyances, a family finds a
bouse like this a great relief and sat-
isfaction. There Is so much more light,
air and freedom.
The members of the family may re-
tain the habit of speaking in whispers,
but It wears off in time and tbey tlual-
lighting, and a hundred other inven-
tions are now installed Into these
small modern up-to-date houses In such
a way that life is rendered more en-
joyable than ever before in the history
of dwellings, and what makes it all
seem almost too good to believe, more
like a dream than a reality, is the fact
that all this may be enjoyed by any
hard-working couple with no capital
except their hands and willingness to
Take a house like this for example
that is only 24x28 feet in size, and vou
have six good satisfactory rooms,.an
altractive-looking front stair with easy
access to the other parts of the house,
and with all the modern improve-
ments, at a price ranging from $2,000
to $:t,000 according to the location,
local conditions and style of finish.
A house could easily vary $1,000 in
cost by the difference in materials.
For instance, a heating plant large
enough to keep the house comfortable
may be purchased for $100, or a sys-
tem of heating costing $300 or $400
may be put In. A difference of $100
could be easily made in the floors
alone. Some men want floors double,
with deadening material between
while others are satisfied with a sin-
gle tongued and grooved flooring and
if there are a few knots In the bed-
room floors there is no serious objec-
you go though a house in
this way from cellar to roof It is easy
to make a variation of $1,000 even in
a small house. But no matter how
Cheap the material or how hard the
workmen are driven to finish the job
within a certain time limit, such
houses are not complete without the
many beautiful gates In life to higher
and better things. The Gate of Hope,
the Gate of Love, the Gate of Char-
acter, the Gate of Faithfulness, the
Gate of Prayer. Jesus Christ is the
Beautiful Gate to eternal life.
Such As 1 Have Give I Thee.—Only
such as a person has can he give to
others, and only in so far as he really
possesses It. Pictures of fire will not
warm, nor will semblances of vtrfltes
impart virtues. If a man has money
he can give money. If he has truth
he can impart truth. If one has cour
age, hope, love, goodness, he can in
fuse them Into other souls. If he him
self is full of doubts, hate. Ill-temper,
bad passions, it Is these he will im
part to those around him, and by no
means can such a one Impart to oth
ers the good he has not himself.
Hence it is that the most important
element in teaching and in preaching
is the man behind them. A cold
church cannot warm the impenitent to
life. We cannot kindle others unless
we ourselves are on fire.
The test of true religion is its power
to help men, to relieve suffering, to
transform the lives of men. The gos
liel of Christ "is the power of God un
to salvation to everyone that be-
lieves;" that is, to everyone who
willing to receive the salvation.
C hrlstlanlty is nothing, according
to the writers of the New Testament,
unless it moves in the realm of pow-
er."—C. E. Jefferson.
Does the church exert its whole
power of healing disease and alleviat
ing suffering? There has been a sad
neglect of the power of prayer and
faith, and of personal uplift for the
sick and suffering. Christian Science
is a reaction against this neglect.
Professors or psychology are begin-
ning to advocate the power of mind
over body. Doctors are using this
power more than hitherto. "Many dis-
eases can be shaken off by simply lift
Ing1 up the tone of the interior life.
Elizabeth Barrett was a sick woman,
confined to her bed, and Robert
Browning called upon her. She fell
in love with him, and her love for
him lifted her out of bed and gave
her health again. Anything that quick-
ens the emotions, and fills the heart
with thoughts of God, must have its
influence on every organ of the body,
and make it more difficult for disease
to work its ravages there."—C. E. Jef
Experience of the Emmanuel Epis-
copal Church in Boston.—Under Dr.
Worcester, the rector, and his assist-
ant, Rev. Samuel McComb, D. D., a
remarkable work was done in 1906-7,
for the cure of the ill In body and'
soul, especially for the victims of neu-
rasthenia, or, as it is popularly called,
"nervous prostration." Many have
been greatly benefited.
L-o—, .... . - 0ne of the needs of the church to-
" plumbing that can possibly day is more emphasis on the power of
God, pn the uplifting, encouraging
Don't hurry and do think. If you do
not use your brain you will not be
able to braid successfully. Keep your
mind on your pattern and on its care-
Remember that it is. to some extent,
a work of art; anything well designed
and thoughtfully executed by hand Is
a work of art.
In braiding, sew in the stitches so
that the needle sticks back into al-
most the same thread of the braid
fi om which it has been pulled, almost
concealing the sewing; sew closely, so
the braid does not "wabble." Use your
mind at every turn of the braid, al-
ways remembering to make sharp cor-
ners if they are so designed, never for-
getting to keep the shape of the long
curves, and, above all, not losing sight
of the spirit of the pattern. In select-
ing the braid have a thought as to its
pliability, and don't take a match that
MAKES NECK LOOK THINNER.
Arrangement of Locket Will Be Found
to Work Wonders.
A locket down the center of the
back when wearing a low-cut frock
will make the neck look thinner. This
is good news for the girl with a fat
If she thinks a locket too exagger-
ated she can wear a chain with a pend-
ant fastener, whose ends hang down
over the nape of the neck.
Another way to improve the appear-
ance of a fat back Is to wear the hair
n a low knot on the nape of the neck.
The shape of the neck of the dress
should be a V rather than round or
square, if the shoulders are full and
The tulle ruches that have the chonx
directly In the center of the back, with
several ends falling down from it. also
have a knack of making the back look
slimmer, though they are fatal to the
appearance of a short neck.
DESIGN FOR TEA GOWN.
Graceful Garment Made Up in Blue
A simple yet extremely graceful
gown Is shown here; It Is in Nattier-
blue cashmere satin. The sleeves are
cut in with the bodice part, and have
a seam up the center of outside of
arm. The right front wraps over to
the left, the fullness being drawn in
at the waist by a silver girdle with
The open neck is outlined with
Many women are having white or
ecru waists dyed lo match their tailor-
mades. N'et and lace are probably the
most used waist materials this season.
The soft satins, such as messaline, are
good deal seen, but they are usually
heavy with soutache. The vogue for
aists of the color of the suit with
which they are worn has led to the in-
roduction of colored French crepo and
other cottons. Colored pongee is still
mployed, but when used, even in j made with sma
tailor-made blouses, is sure to be elab-
orated with braid. Even the nets are
trimmed with braid. Some or the hand
soniest ones,'in tact, are so finished.
The following interesting bit of In-
formation appeared in a Montreal
"Last December, In reviewing tha
year 1907, we had to record a wheat
harvest considerably smaller in vol-
ume than in the previous year. Against
ninety millions In 1906 the wheat crop
of the West in 1907 only totaled some
seventy-one million bushels, and much
of this of inferior quality. But the
price averaged high, and the total re-
sult to the farmers was not unprofit-
able. This year we have to record by
far the largest wheat crop in the coun-
try's history. Estimates vary as to
the exact figure, but it is certainly not
less than one hundred million bushels,
and in all probability it reaches one
hundred and ten million buBhels. The
quality, moreover, Is good, and the
price obtained very high, so that in
all respects the Western harvest of
190S has been a memorable one. The
result upon the commerce and finance
of the country Is already apparent.
The railways are again reporting in-
creases in traffic, the general trade of
the community has become active
after twelve months' quiet, and the
banks are loosening their purse strings
to meet the demand for money. The
prospects for 1909 are excellent. The
credit of the country never stood as
high. The immigrants of 1907 and 190S
have now been absorbed into the in-
dustrial and agricultural community,
and wise regulations are In force to
prevent too great an Influx next year
Large tracts or new country will be
opened up by the Grand Trunk Pacific
both in East and West. If the seasons
are favorable the Western wheat crop
should reach one hundred and twenty
million bushels. The prospects for
next year seem very fair." An Inter-
esting letter is received from Cardston,
Alberta (Western Canada), written to
an agent of the Canadian Government,
any of whom will be pleased to advise
correspondents ot the low rates that
may be allowed intending settlers.
"Cardston, December 21st, 1908.
"Dear Sir: Now thit my threshing
Is done, and the question 'What Will
the Harvest Be,' has become a cer-
tainty, I wish to report to you the re-
sults thereor, believing it will be of in-
terest to you. You know I am only
a novice in the agricultural line, and
do not wish you to think I am boasting
because or my success. Tor some of my
neighbors have done much better than
I have, and I expect to do much bet-
ter next year myself. My winter wheat
went 53 bushels per acre—and graded
No. 1. My spring wheat went 4S%
bushels per acre, and graded No 1
My oats went 97 bushels per acre, and
are fine as any oats I ever saw. My
stock is all nice and tat, and are out
in the field picking their own three
square meals a day. The weather is
nice and warm, no snow—and very
little frost. This, in short, Is an Ideal
country for farmers and stockmen.
The stock requires no shelter or win-
ter feeding, and cattle fatten on this
grass and make the finest kind of beef,
better than corn fed cattle in Ills."
Southwestern Alberta will soon be
known as the farmers' paradise; and I
am only sorry I did not come here five
years ago. Should a famine ever
strike North America, I will be among
the last to starve—and you can count
1 thank you for the personal assist-
ance you rendered me while coming
in here, and I assure you I shall not
soon forget your kind offices."
white silk embroidered with silver
thread and various shades of blue and
pale pink silk; a narrower band of the
same embroidery trims the sleeves.
The gown is lined to the hips with
soft white silk.
Materials required; 7 yards 44
Inches wide, 4 yards white silk em-
broidery, and a silver girdle.
Fe.-sted Two Days and Nights.
Commander Peary and his party, re-
turning famished from their futile
dash for the pole In 1906, slaughtered
a herd of seven musk oxen on Ilazen
Island, off the extreme north of Green-
land. For two days and nights there-
after they crouched Inside their snow
huts, eating continuously, and when
they had finished, the pile of bones
outside was "as high as a tall man's
With Festoons of Baby Ribbon.
A very dainty debutante frock,
shown in the window or an authorita-
tive shop, was of cream all-over net,
surpliced bodice and
scant skirt in dancing length. About
the round decolletage and for several
inches above the skirt hem were little
frills of Valenciennes lace, and over
these lace frills were arranged rosettes
and festooned loops of pink satin rib-
bon. The pink note was repeated in
a satin girdle and by the big artificial
pink rose nestled in the lace of the
be secured. In this sense the best
does not always mean the most ex
pensive. An iron pipe may be just
as sanitary as one made of coppeV
nickel plated, but what is meant by
th.- best in this sense is a thorough
plumbing system, properly propor-
tioned to the house, well trapped and
ventilated and the pipes put In by a
man who understands the business. A
house should also be wired for elec-
tricity and piped for gas nnd there
should be plenty of ventilating flues
in the partitions.
power of the gospel to triumph over
the ills of man.
However, tills is only a lesser one
of the ways in which the gospel is re-
lieving the sick nnd suffering.
Medicine is a gift of God as really
as faith, it should be used as such
wherever ii can aid in recovering from
sickness. Works are the twin of faith.
It creates ihe almosphere in which
flourish all the science, the self-devo-
tion, the desire to aid others, hospitals
nd institutions, that help the poor
Fits in a Muff.
Now comes the collapsible umbrella.
Closed,up in its compact case, it is no
more than 11 inches long. Opened on
rainy day or carried carelessly un-
der one's arm, it is just the usual
sort of sturdy umbrella. The collapse
happens only when certain springs
and buttons are manipulated, and one showing tiny
fter a little practice the umbrella
may be opened or bent into its 11-inch
dimension at will. Unlike the folding
umbrellas of several years past, which
could be packed in a suit case, the
collapsible umbrella may be tucked In j fllet ribbons are Trtnged' w
" traveling bag or even into a muff "
Worn in the Hair.
Among the new things in filets Is
gleaming: with silver and diamond
dust and having cluster of large but-
flies at each side. ^
Another is in white daisies
crimson tips. Sometimes the
lescent crystal beads, with occasional-
ly a small spray of flowers or a bow
of the fringed ribbon at one side.
Lace and Fur.
Some clever person has hit upon an
idea of raising the popular fur turban
from the commonplace to the artistic
by using a trimming of fine black
chantilly lace in the form of a large
fiat rosette set on the left side.
It does not sound particularly fasci-
thi'w b"i,.v!hf' mass sprured I cutter attached in the Inside'
the hal with a pair of handsome hat It will make a „i..., „;r,
pins needs to be seen in order to be who "s going on ^ lonV? i*"1'
In dull gold painted letters.
A Book Bag,
One of the new inventions for the
traveler is the book bag made of
leather that looks like a hand bag.
It Is really a cover for one or more
books, and is most convenient. It has
two handles and a sizeable bone paper
cow3g actually odious by comparison.
Any publisher will tell you that it
is the approval of the women of the
country which makes the "big sell-
ers;" that to be a paying business in-
vestment the magazine must cater to
the women. It is the women of the
country who read. The men read the
newspapers and the articles in the
magazines which their wives recom-
ment to them.—Appleton's.
Charms Used by Gamblers.
Gamblers have many charms to In-
sure good luck when playing. Among
these are a line catskln hung from the
a human knee bone or toe bone,
an owl s heart, a small red feather, a
mole B foot. a rabbit's foot, the tall of
a zard, the skin of a blacksnake
worn around the waist or a lizard with
o talis. The latter is Irresistible.
Woman's Remarkable Feat.
hough the compiling of a dictlon-
traUn ° '.IV* that eve* a c°rP* of
e("tors undertake with no
... w s'ta,lon a Washington worn-
an Mrs. George H. Qorham. finished
idiom ,Tarktble feat of wr'tlng an
Idiomatic French-English, English-
rench dictionary entirely unaided.
The housekeeping bride was partlo
ular to keep a flower or two in a vase
on the dining-room table. One after-
noon she came In late and started
to arrange some roses when her col-
ored maid exclaimed:
nfr-nM1' •VO'!1g°t SOn,fe. d'd you? I Was
afraid you d forget, seeing it was so
late, and 1 knowed we had to have
something green; so I just fixed it "
The bride went into the dining-
room. In the center of the mahogany
vasLt !t°0d,one °f ll0r handsomest
full of romaine salad leaves.
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