The Daily Review from Decatur, Illinois on July 12, 1914 · Page 22
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T H E D E C A T U R R E V I E W Sunday Morning, July 12,1914. Many of Them Experts Home Construction. in THESE PEOPLE AEE PEACE-LOVING. MRS. LINDSAY'S WORK Tells How She Enjoys Planning and Building. Decatur has a number of women who ( have built more than one house Some of these houses h m e been built for homes of the builders and afterwards sold A list of a half doien might be named who had built as many as two i or three hoii^ep In this way At this time no v.o*ian is recalled who has | gone Into the b Hiding business anv more extend ely than that. SHE mil.T FOURTEEN Mr' Arthii'- O I indinv, who has visited In Decatur and charmed relatives and friends that she met by her quiet, unassuming, southern manner, without anything about her that would suggest an enterprising, pushing, business life. Is, according to an article In the Birmingham Age-Herald, one of the busiest house guilders in that city. She has built and sold fourteen houses Mr» IJndsay Is the wife of Arttinr O Lindsay. «n of Mrs Edna Lindsay, ««« East Cantrell street. Mr Lindsay went to school to Decatur, and learned a «ood deal of the newspaper business H* Is now assistant business manager of the Age-Herald 13 WOMAN'S WORK. Mrs. Lindsay Is quoted In a recent number of the Birmingham Age-Herald as saving that home building t« distinctly woman's work She makes It appear so In her Interview, parts of which follow SHE STATS THERE. "Don't yon think It a profession that a woman ought to know something aboutr she answered quietly, turning interviewer herself "They eay that woman makes the home, so why not the house* I consider a woman far more capable of buildms a comfortable, con venlent house thin a man. She Is the one who lives In it constantly, who knows the necessities snd conveniences like she knows her A B CTs The lack of closet and cupboard room never occur* to a man When he Is at home everything looks beautiful and smooth running. "He doesn't know what Inconvsn icnces his wife has had to put up with rrobaMv on account of a poorly planned house 'I think the Ideal house could e hullt only by a woman ' "I quite acrree with you on that point,' the answer "I have never ye Street Scene in Durazzo. Th. peopl. of Duraszo and an of Albania, according to George Fred WHl.a.n,j, - Peace-loving and industrl- ,,,«. He ha. «,pp«*J«d to the world to help them gain Independence and self-government. seen an architect who would put enough closets in a house or build them Die enough, unlesi yon took a sledge hammer and knocked him in the head with It. and then »n 'extra' was charged to yon that never appeared In th« contract" TKIBS THEM AM* "Men are not supposed to know all tho«« things," said Mr». Lindsay. "I plan and build every one of my houses just as If I were going to live In them myself Indeed, I have lived in nil of them--sometimes onlv for a very short time, but always long enough to know whether they wera comfortable and convenient and that, I suppose. Is the reason I have been successful In selling- them to an adantage ' "So far I have built fourteen houses I build by the day, employ day labor instead of doing the work by contract. I can do it to a much better advantage in this wav " EARLY ON JOB "My workmen and I get along splenflldlv. I am on the Job at 7 In the morning, when they are, and atay until 4 SO In the afternoon when they stop. I usually get home about B. as it takes me probably a half hour to see that everything Is left In proper order and locked up and taken care o f " "I take a personal Interest In all my workmen, from the people who do the first stroke of excavation to the man who drives In the last nail, and In return thay are Just as considerate and kind to me," said Mrs Lindsay. "In the winter I make coffee for them and I try to make things comfortable, and I know many of their families and take a personal Interest in them. This spirit of camaraSarle between them and me makes conditions very pleasant, and I hare never had any trouble whatever.' FINANCIAL SIDE Hrs Lindsay was asked how Bhe got along financially. "Verv n ell indeed," was the reply "I have been satisfied with small profits but sure ones. I've sold on good terms, in mativ Instances for cash, and In that Dr. B. L. Maenithal Physician Dr. H. F. Armstrong Dentist Have opened their office at 245-249 N. Water St. Above Kaufman's Clothing Store. way there hns been no uncertainty Altogether the financial end of It has been most satisfactory." "Recently I have had an appreciation ot m work and ability shown me tha ] as pleased me very much," said Mrs Lindsay in conclusion "I was offered i l*nr« buiiainn on * p»re»ntac« taili If I would undertake th» construction of them, and I felt very hlgh- j complimented to thick that so much confidence would be imposed In me. It made me very happy, because I knew that unless my work had been up to the highest standard, such. »n offer would not have been made!" More Judge--Kent--"Are you ever affftct- ed by the lingering: notes at 'Mr Old Kentucky Hornet'" Bent--"No, but the Hnserln* notes of ray remodeled New England home frequently take a Hie out of m«," RcapomilMIltr. Uvlnistone l*nce.--"Mab«l, I am drawn on the grand Jury." "So am I, Gertrude." "Our responsibilities will be heavy." ·T reallzo that What shall we wear?" Outing Shoes For Men and Women. Rubber soled outing oxford for men and women, white and tan leather, one of the most comfortable and good wearing outing shoes on the market, priced at per pair.. .«3.50 Men's and Women's Golf Shoe* W.OO «p Tennis Shoe* 75c to $1.76 Gym Shoes WJ50 per futi Haines Essick 217 N. Water. BOTH PHOTOS 1ZM. We have our fingers constantly on the public pulse; their demand is our pleasure. We keep up-to-date and are able at all times to famish wall decorations that please the most exacting. Make your (elections now, have the work done while the family are away on the Summer vacation and have the house bright and new on their return in the FaH Buying wall decorations from us insures quality, style, satisfaction. 318 N. MAIN ST. DECATUR, ILL. Moved We have moved to the southwest corner of State and S. Park Sts., In the Burtschi Bros, and Schoenle building. Our facilities arc enlarged and we will fnr- nish all patrons the best service possible. Same telephone numbers, Bell 4260; Auto 3283. Clifford Electric Shop 225 S. PARE. Delicious, Cooling Refreshing ARE THE Amproco Orange and Grape Frappe AND THE Amproco Cherry Phosphate. For your picnic or home yon will find nothing quite so good and convenient as these drinks. V6 pint 20c; 1 pint 3Sc Bach pint win make one gallon of frappe ready to serve. Get it at your grocers. Phone Auto 1168 American Products Co. Manufacturers of-Pure Food Products. Join Our Player Roll Library and have the use of 312 rolls yearly. KIMBALL PIANOS KIMBALL PLAYER PIANOS Why isn't there a Khnball Player Piano in your home? The Kimball Player Piano has the essentials necessary to reproduce hand played music. This instrument plays the full scale, 88 notes; plays Kimball or any 88- note full, round, rich, mellow tone, selected materials, best workmanship, roll guiding device. Here you have the choicest of designs and a large and complete stock from which to select. Instruments to suit everyone. We will take you "never played" piano in part payment. MUSIC ROLLS for all 88-note Player Pianos. Every variety of music- Classic, Popular, Operatic, Sacred. Inquire about our special library privileges. W. W. KIMBALL CO. Decatur Branch Store. R. A. Peake, Mgr. 149 East Main St. Funeral Flowers AT LOWEST PEICES CD W a I Beautiful Wreaths, Pillows, Casket Sprays and special designs at prices extremely low. DAUT BROS. FLORISTS 112 East Prairie St. Automatic Phone 1712. -Old Phone 733 Spick-and-Span -Clean! BOTH PHONES Shirts, collars and cuffs neither "overblued" or starched; ironed with ample tie space. No pulling ties or disposition out of shape--the result of our special starch- ing process and collar mould- ers. Send us a trial lot just to learn how the "gentleman's linen" should be laundered. Deeatur Model Laundry Co. Both Phones Cor. Franklin and William Sts. The ideal fuel for all purposes. Absolutely clean. No dust. No dirt. No soot Is made in Decatur at our new gas works, and is the pure carbon, which means the EEAL HEATIN VALUE IN COAL. One tone of coke will go twice as far as a ton of soft coal. One ton of coke will go as far as a ton of hard coal. Only $4.50 per ton delivered. Try a load and be convinced. Telephone your order. Bell No. 1; Auto 1167. Decatur Railway and Light Co. VWSPA.PERI

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