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THE CITIZEN, TUESDAY, APRIL i, 1913.
FOR PROSPECTIVE HOME
"THE H03IELIKE HOUSE," 'WHIT
TEN BY A. E. SAVOVEK IN
WOMAN'S HOME COMPANION.
Artlclo Contains n Number of Vnlu
nblo Pointers Based on Facts
Something In It for You.
A houso may bo simply a collec
tion of the various building materials
so put together as to afford shelter,
or It may bo so designed as to ex
press the individuality of the owner,
to meet his particular requirements
and to satisfy his Ideals. If it does
the latter, then the building ceases
to be a mere house and becomes a
To secure this desirable result
many points must be considered,
some of which must be taken up be
fore the details of the house are de
cided upon. First of all, consider
whether you arc building to sell at a
profit, or whother your house is to
be a permanent homo in the fullest
meaning of the term; if the former,
then you may not build with so great
an individuality as to produce some
thing which may appear to others as
odd or freakish, and you must con
sider the neighborhood in which you
build in regard to its probable
growth and development, even at the
sacrifice of personal preference. If
the latter, you may gratify your
whims with no limit other than your
purse. A middle course is the safer
and the saner, however, inasmuch as
unexpected contingencies may arise
compelling you to dispose of your
property, and In such a case it is
well to have it readllv convertible.
The choice of a town in which to
locate is decided for all, save the
city business man in search of a de
sirable suburb from which to com-1
mute; but to him it is important.
Such a one should consider carefully
not only the real estate values in the
various suburbs, but whether or not
they are increasing. Ho should look
into the matter of train service and
fares, as frequently competition will
force tho transportation companies
to favor certain towns with cut rates.
He should investigate tho school and
market facilities; the water supply
and charges; the tax assessment and
what it represents in civic improve
ments. Tho problems of city light,
steam and sowor should command his
attention, for upon these depend not
only a large measure of economy, but
of comfort and of health as well.
Nor should tho actual traveling
time between tho house and his place
of business bo overlooked, inasmuch
as timo spent in journeying to and
fro is an item of expense. Then, too,
comes the condition of roads and
sidewalks, factors which may be over
looked in summer, but which assume
great importance in tho snow and
slush of winter. Last but not least,
what is the fire-'fighting equipment of
tho town? This is not only import
ant as a guarantee of the safety of
your property, and oven of your life,
but has a decided effect upon insur
With tho town selected, comes the
choice of a desirable sito for your fu
turo home. Hero neighborhood and
restrictions; distance from school,
stores, and station; necessity for
grading or filling, and finally, price,
must be considered. Of these points,
prlco is tho most clastic, since it de
pends so much upon tho other condi
tions. Thus a lot in a bad neighbor
hood and away from tho conveni
ences of transportation might not be
cheap at any price; on the other
hand, land located in a growing sec
tion but held at a higher price might
would like to see you If I
you are In the market!
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prove by far the better investment.
Also, you probably have a general
idea of tho type of house which you
will erect, and this preference will
havo a bearing upon the site to bo
selected for it; a lot totally unsuitod
to a formal structure might be an
ideal setting for tho cottage or tho
bungalow. Yet in a neighborhood of
old-fashioned homes the bungalow
might appear so incongruous as to
depreciate by contrast both its own
valuo and that of its neighbors.
Your lot chosen, other points
should bo attended to before tho pur
chase money is turned over. Tho
price nsked should be checked up by
means of the tax assessments, and by
tho selling prices of adjoining plots,
as found In the record of deeds enter
ed; tho land should be surveyed and
tho boundaries accurately staked off,
while tho title should be thoroughly
In addition, a warranty deed to
tho property should bo insisted up
on; this places the burden of defend
ing any suits pertaining to the title
upon tho seller rather than upon
yourself. In all of this preliminary
investigating, the services of a reli-
ablo attorney or or a title guaranty
company are worth their cost in the
certainty that the land which you
have bought and paid for is yours
without question, and. that you will
be free from costly litigation after
your house Is built.
Tho next problem Is the design of
your homo; many people reverse the
process and select the house before
they know where It is to be placed.
This Is not always a satisfactory
plan, since the land and the building
should together produce a harmoni
ous effect; moreover, if the lot is of
unusual shape or Is not level, a home
may bo so designed that these de
fects are converted Into advantages,
The sources of light, shade, and near
ness of surrounding buildings may
also modify your arrangements.
Whichever method you follow,
necessity will force you to procure
your plans either through tho ser
vices of an architect, or from the
"ready-made" stock of some building
concern. Probably you havo seen
plans and photographs of some par
ticular houso which suited your fan
cy. In tho pages of a magazine; if so,
it is easy to ascertain the name of
tho architect who drew them and
from him secure a set of plans. It
is easy to be misled in such matters,
however, for It is hardly possible
that such a house will suit you in
every particular, and to make the do
sired changes without employing a
skilled designer and engineer is not
Of course, your builder will offer
to effect such modifications but, be
ware! Ho has the knowledge, per
haps, but the temptation to use it to
save money for himself rather than
to advence your interests is a strong
one. It Is safer to employ an archi
tect who will work entirely to safe
guard you, draw plans and specifica
tions that will properly interpret
your ideas, and will follow tho con
struction In order to see that you
get what you aro paying fojy his
charge for these services is but a
small per cent, of the valuo of the
house, and may save you Infinite
trouble and great expense.
Great exactness is necessary in tho
preparation of plans in order that
your house may be safe and artistic,
as well as comfortable and suited to
your requirements; the specifications
must be drawn with care and with
amplo detail, in order to avoid dis
putes. Then comes the letting of tho con
tract, for which competitive bids
should bo submitted to you or to the
architect. Have several reputable
contractors furnish their estimates
for tho work; you will bo surprised
at the difference between their fig
ures! Offers will be made to do the
work at cost plus percentage by
which method the owner pays all
bills, plus a certain commission on
actual cost paid to the contractor;
or propositions will be submitted to
do the work by day's labor, which
means that you will pay all material
bills and labor charges under a cer
tain agreed scale until the building is
completed. 'Either method will some
times effect an economy, but you
must be sure that the contractor Is
honest and responsible; on tho cost
plus percentage plan it Is so easy
to skimp on the materials, and under
the day's labor scheme the opportun
ities for "soldiorlng" and so dragging
out the job are unlimited. In gener
al, it Is unsafe to enter into anything
but a straight contract, unless the
work is to be supervised by an archi
tect whom you can trust.
The straight contract should fix
the figure for which the work, ac
cording to plans and specifications, is
to be done; should require the build
er to furnish a bond to tho full
amount of the contract; should stato
tho final authority in all disputes;
should fix a time limit for tho com
pletion of each portion of tho work,
in order Miat protective measures
may be taken the instant that tho
contractor begins to fall behind;
should state that no extras aro to be
allowed except those authorized by
tho owner in writing; should fix tho
responsibility for the payment for
permits and for adequato insurance,
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payments providing ror a reservo or
not less than fifteen per cent, over
and above tho valuo of completed
work at all times until the building
is finally accepted. Tho reason for
each of these provisions is apparent,
but too often one or moro is omitted.
While It Is impossible within such
narrow limits to give a recipe for
avoiding all of the quirks and tang
les of the building game, a duo re
gard to the essential points hero out
lined will eliminate some of the
usual sources of trouble.
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Pays TnitEE Per Ce.t. Compound Interest.
Ono Dollar or inoro received at any time.
ALLEGED ROBBERS OF
U. S. MAIL CAUGHT.
Paris Police Get Three In Great Pos
By the arrest of two sorters of Amer
ican mail and n notorious character tho
police of Paris bolievo they have put
an end to the robberies which have
baffled them for ten years. Tho thefts
run into the hundreds of thousands of
Jollars, and many Americans havo suf
fered. By a long process of elimination,
among 200 sorters of American mall
suspicion centered upon a sorter nam
IIo was seen to take a package when
leaving the postofllce and meet another
sorter named Itoux. The two wero
afterward joined by a notorious re
ceiver of stolen goods, who was ar
rested as he left tho Itoux lodgings.
Upon being searched tho polico found
.$(1,400 in American checks, whereupon
both Dupout and Itoux wore arrested.
In their rooms numerous partially
burned letters were discovered. Itoux
confessed to his shnre of the thefts.
HAS A BUNGALOW FOR CATS.
Chicago Woman Builds Unique House
For Fifteen Pets.
A bungalow for her blooded prize
winning cats has Just been completed
in a suburb of Chicago by Mrs. Albert
E. Butler of that city. Fifteen eats
are provided with apartments in the
The bungalow is of modern construc
tion and has many conveniences. Its
rooms are named for (lowers and from
her own private greenhouses Mrs. But
ler will supply the various rooms with
that particular fiower supposed to be
the most conducive to good nature and
disposition on the part of certain par
ticular members of her feline family.
In ono of the most spacious apart
ments will bo plnced Mrs. Butler's
American champion "blue eyed white
Persian," called Champion Sir Friar,
whoso residence will be called the
The building is about fifteen feet
square by ten feet in height and con
$17,000 FOR CHINESE ART.
Jade Carvings Owned by Emperor's
Moderate prices ruled at the sale of
tho collection of Chinese carvings in
Jado and other objects of art formed
by Prince Kung Pu Wei, great-grandson
of the Emperor Tao Kwang, held
at London recently. In all $17,000 was
A white vase and cover, carved with
gourds and foliage in high relief, on
a carved wood stand, eleven Inches
high, wero bid in for ?S40 by a col
lector named Partridge.
A dark green vase and cover of flat
tened shape, carved with panels of
kylins in relief and palm leaves round
tho shoulder in key pattern borders,
tho handles carved with fungus and
loose rings, and tho cover surmounted
by n figure of a kylin, standing fifteen
and a half Inches high, were sold to
Gooden Fox for $523.
CAPTURES A REAL CHIGWERI.
First Specimen of Wonderful Animal
Brought to United States.
The Brazil Lloyd steamer Germanl
cus arrived in New York recently from
South American ports' with the cabins
filled with stuffed animnls. birds and
snakes of all kinds which had been
collected by Captain Berndt, who is an
amateur taxidermist and naturalist.
Ills collection included a specimen of
the golden headed umtl-amma of the
Amazon and the whistling chigwerl of
the upper Orinoco.
Tho latter is held In such awe by the
Warooma Indians abovo Arturo's falls
on tho Orinoco that they the Waroo
mas, not the chigwerls givo away all
their possessions and tako to tho woods
when they hear their mournful note
tho chigwerls', not tho Waroomas' at
LIPTON HAS A SUCCESSOR.
Another Englishman Says He Is After
the Great Yacht Race Trophy.
Charles C. Allom, owner of tho faBt
British fifteen meter cutter Istrla,
stated recently ho had been consid
ering with several friends sending a
challenge to tho New York Yucht club
for tho America's cup.
How far his plans havo progressed he
did not say, except that If tho chal
lenge should be decided upon It will
be based upon International rules and
tho challenger win bo a twenty-three
meter yacht, somewhat smaller than
a soventy-flvo footer.
This announcement revives tho Inter
est raised by tho previous challenge
from Sir Thomas Upton, which was
rejected because of tho conditions ask
ed by the Irish baronet
The German Molropolis Being
PRINCE HEfJRY IS DISMAYED
Wonderful Advertisements of Yankee
Origin Startle Teutonic Citizens.
German Girls Now Portrayed Accord
ing to Gibson Ideals City Is Full of
Prince Ilenry of Prussia is much dis
mayed, by tho Americanization of Ber
lin. Since ho arrived home from Ja
pan he has discovered that the sacred
palace quarter Is rapidly being Ameri
canizedthat is, ou the Spree's bunks,
near his own palace, a boarding stood
high to protect some work, and on it
glowed n gigantic paper ear. Tin; ear
was rosy, irreverent and tipsy looking,
and from a dlstauce It looked more like
n mere drunkard's nose. Beneath it
flamed "Hoeren Sle" Do You Hour?
mid all this was an advertisement for
soap. Ilenry wns displeased witli this
extravagant ear und made the remark
that "the Americanization of Berlin is
making life sad."
And not only Berlin life. A Hanover
aewspaier recently nppeared with its
front page made up as an ordinary
news page and a big scare heading,
"Krupp v. Bohlen and nolbach Offers
a Million Marks." Under this wns an
explanation that the husband of Ber
tliu Krupp, the cannon queen, had
ejaculated that he would pay a million
marks to cure his headaches and that
Herr Schmidt or Herr Mueller has nu
unfailing means to win the million,
only he doesn't want it, as with true
philanthropists money is no object.
In what way this thing is American
the average German doesn't know, but
he knows that it is American. Every
thing big, soaring, startling and In
genious is American. And Berlin has
become the biggest, soaringest, star
tllngest, most ingenious city in Europe.
It is all quite new. Where ten years
ago Friedrichstrasse and Potsdamer
Plata resembled tho liveliest spots in
Emporium, Pa., they have now come to
resemble tho liveliest spots on Broad
way for crowds, street cars, illuminat
ed sky signs and noise.
Craze For American Art.
German-American artists are rebuild
ing Berlin on (German) American lines.
There are no skyscrapers because po
lice regulations limit Berlin to five
humble stories, but the new German
department stores are built of steel on
best skyscraper principles. Likewise
there Is a craze for American art. It
started two years ago, when Berlin
had an American picture exhibition,
and it lias degenerated into a universal
Gibson girl craze. In the streets Ger
mans look as German as ever, but Ger
man beauty has ceased to bo a German
ideal. Tho fancy stores are full of pic
tures of Impossibly slim and clean cut,
clean shaven young men, who kiss im
possibly American Gibson girls. The
originally German picture postcard
business has been entirely American
ized as regards Its ideals of beauty.
This craze exists also outside Berlin.
The Augsburger Abendzeltung started
a schoolgirl and schoolboy drawing
competition to show Bavarian Ideals of
beauty. Sixty out of 170 school girls
seut in drawings of "tho unmistaka
ble young American man with the
well mado chin which we are so used
to," whtlo half the boys' ideals of
feminine loveliness were either Gib
son girls or German girls "modified by
American Bar Popular.
Innocent Augsburg confines its Amer
icanism to tho pictorial side. Berlin
goes further and tries to live Amerl
canwlse. Tho theater, concert and
cabaret are being ousted by what Ber
lin considers the "American" bar.
Five years ago an American bar ex
isted only In tho Kalserhof hotel. Now
there are registered in Berlin over
seventy "bars," most of which claim
to be moro or less "American" and
prove their claims by long schedules
of cocktails and Juleps with Anglo
Saxon names. Tho "American" bar.
like most other American institutions
In Berlin, was originated by rich re
turned German emigrants from the
United States. Tho 2,000 Americans
living in Berlin, who aro mostly mild,
musical and sober, seldom go near
these bars. If they do go near them
they make weird remarks upon tho
list of "American drinks" upon tho
"White mountain cocktail," the "Was
may cocktail," tho "sliver Julep," tho
"ryo high bowl" and tho still moro
wonderfully named concoctions which
are introduced to Berllners as the lat
est Inventions of incalculable America.
Another sign of Berlin's American
ization Is Berlin's way of living. The
onco domesticated Berliner is desert
ing bis self contained apartment for
the hotel and the apartment hotel.
Tho passion is to cut down domestic
Rfo and to got rid of tho Pomeranian
"Dlenstmaedchen," who Is uppish.
Italy Gets Many Aeroplanes.
Tho nowly formed Italian transaeii
al society has undertaken to build a
largo number of aeroplanes for the
Italian army. Six hundred thousand
dollars has been subscribed for aero
plane construction, which will provide
for about 200 aeroplanes. Seven mono
planes and sixteen biplanes are to be
delivered la April.
DRESSY STYLES for SPRING
Now on Sale at
Menner & Go's
Junior and Ladies'
Tailored Suits New Guts
The New Lengths and
Weaves in Separate
The Easter Waists in
Silk, Net and Fine Lawn
are attractive and Sty
lish. The dainty shades in
Silk Gharmeuse, Poplin
and Ratine are exquisite
New Spring Kid and
Our Corset Department
have the new forms and
lengths. None better.
Contains S rooms with all modern appointments. Equipped with steam
heating plant. House Is In exceptionally good condition. Lot 50x125
feet with barn that can be used for a garage. Located on East street
and is the property of A. B. Transue.
Tho owner desires to dispose of his property this spring and places his
valuable brick house and lot at only $1,500.. Terms made easy. Consult
the BUy-U-A-IIoino Realty Co., Jadwin Building, Honesdale, Pa.
Known as the Col. Edward Gillon property and situated upon West
Side avenue at 1414 is for sale.
It is modern throughout, has 10 rooms, only built a 'few years, suit
able for two families. Equipped with steam heat and electricity. Ideal
location. Largo lot. Must be s61d immediately for 3,200 CASH.
For further information consult tho
Jadwin Building, Honesdale.
We SeSIl Surety Bonds.
Fire, Life, Accident, Automobile, Liability and Boiler
LIBERTY HALL BLDG., HONESDALE.
Consolidated Phono 1-O-L.
FORTY-TWO YEARS OF SUCCESS
The Leading Financial Institution of Wayne County
Wo lead in CAPITAL STOCK $ 200,000.00
Wo lead In SURPLUS and UNDIVIDED PROFITS 372,862.00
We lead in TOTAL CAPITALIZATION 572,862.00
(Our CAPITALIZATION 1b tho DEPOSITORS SECURITY)
Wo lead In Deposits 2, 403, 348. GO
Wo lead in TOTAL RESOURCES 3,040,099.22
This year completes tho FORTY FIRST since tho founding of the
WAYNE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK.
MANY BANKS havo como and gon e during that period.
PATRONIZE ono that has withstood tho TEST of TIME.
W. B. HOLMES, President H. S. SALMON, Cashier
A. T. SEARLE. Vice-President W. J. WARD, Asst. CaBhler.
W. B. HOLMES F. P. KIMBLE T. S, CLARK
A. T. flBARLB W. 'F. SUYDAM O. J. SMITH
H. J. CONGER H. S. SALMON J, W. PARLEY
E. W, QAMMELXj
NOV. 12, 1912.