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GR~D
RAPIDS
PUBLIC 111illARY
GRAND RAPIDS. MICH .• JUNE 18. 1910
ORGANIZED
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GRAND RAPIDS CIIAIR COMPANY
GRAND RAPIDS
BSTABLISHED
18'72
HIGH GRADE GOODS AT MEDIUM PRICES
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COMPLETELINE OF -------
SIDEBOARDS
MUSIC CABINETS
HALL GLASSES
BUFFETS
BOOKCASES
HALL TABLES
SERVING TABLES
HALL RACKS
DEN CABINETS
CHINA CLOSETS
HALL SEATS
HOUSE DESKS
LIBRARY TABLES
CEDAR LINED CHESTS
OUR LINE READY FRIDAY, JUNE 24th, 1910
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FURNITURE THAT BUILDS BUSINESS.
It's the service a store renders a community
A store whose highest
that determines
its value and reputation.
ideals are expressed in the desire for profit, is not of real or
lasting benefit.
If the ideals embody,
profit is expected
primarily,
quality
by the purchaser
in merchandise,
There
and proper
and can be secured.
Any furniture dealer who sells Berkey & Gay furniture
community-the
beauty and quality bring a satisfaction
the customer,
a reasonable
renders a real service to his
that lingers in the mind of
Ion g after the price is forgotten.
is a "good will" in the name of Berkey
& Gay, which
any retailer
secures,
who handles the line.
The standing of thIS Company as the oldest and largest manufacturers
tmuously of hIgh grade furnIture m Amenca,
years of unmterrupted
con-
has been attamed only after 50
operation.
Our extensive magazme advertlsmg is lllcreasmg this knowledge on the part
of the consumer
The exclusive agency for our product IS a valuable acquisitIon for any store.
OUR SHOW ROOMS WILL BE READY FOR INSPECTION JUNE 24th.
BERKEY & GAY FURNITURE CO.
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For the coming season we would respectfullycall attention to our DINING ROOM CHAIRS, unex·
celled in variety of attractive patterns, matching and harmonizing all designsin Sideboards and Buffets.
CHAMBER and SUITE CHAIRS to fill all needs in woods,stylesand finishes.
We refer to the foregoing staples with especial emphasis.
Our FANCY ROCKERS, Hall and Desk Chairs, Cafe and Odd Chairs in almost endless variety, will
look good to the Trade thisseason.
The designs are excellent. Qyalityand price alwaysassured. Better and Best.
Factory warerooms at your disposal, on the opening
day, June 24th, 1910, and for the season.
REPRESENTATIVE
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Chas. H. Cox
Robt. E. Walton
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W. R. Penny
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WEST
Chas B. Parmenter
Robt ]. Calder
H. M. Story
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and CHAMBER FURNITURE.
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Luce-Redmond Chair Co.,Ltd.
BIG RAPIDS,
MICH.
High
Grade Office Chairs
Dining Chairs
Odd Rockers and Chairs
Desk and Dresser Chairs
Slipper Rockers
Colonial Parlor Suites
In
Dark and Tuna Mahogany
BIrd' J Eye Maple
BIrch
!Zullrtered
Oak
and
C,rCIlJJlan Willnut
Our Exhibit you will find on the
fourth
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GRAND RAPIDS,
Exhibit
in charge
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MICHIGAN
C. HAMILTON, C. E. COHOES, J. EDGAR FOSTER.
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PUBLIC LIBRARY
30th Year-No. 51
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., JUNE 18. 1910
Issued Weekly
HOME LIFE AND HABITS OF THE CHINESE
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RaIlway s, telcgraph
and
newspapers
are moder111zmg It.
It IS worth
capturIng
a
glImpse of the home lIfe that has remamed unchanged
smce
the tIme of ChrIst, If not of ConfucIUs, before It dIsappears
omtecl by the coobtove,
011 heater, kerosene ldmp dnd collapsIble fUI mtme
The WrIter lIVed in Ch111d many ) ears and
had unu'3ual opportUnItIes
of mtlmate acquamtance
WIth the
home lIfe, both of the country poor and the cIty rIch
The Chinese do not use much furnIture
TheIr home
lIfe and habIts do not requIre It
In theIr IIbranes and frequently theIr IIvmg rooms the most promment
thmg IS the
opIUm couch, as mseparable
a feature of a gentleman's
home
a" the armchaIrs
and cigars of an Amencan
den
Perhaps
It must dl"appear now before the prohIbItion
campaIgn whIch
IS being waged from Pekm, or it WIll remam under the innocent guise of a reclIn111g readmg
table. as "orne mnocent
globetrotters
have descnbed
it
OpIUm as u"ed m the ordmary cItIzen's prIvate house IS
con"ldered
no more a vIce than tobacco WIth Amellcan"
It
IS the custom, that IS all
The host waves you to the couch
for a perfunctory
whiff Just as Americans
begm by offering
a guest a cIgar or dnnk
Chmese books are lIke Amencan
magazmes,
paper bound
and stapled with thread
Consequently
they are pIled flat on
the shelve" mstead of standmg upnght
This fact may offer
a temporary
resIstance
to one of the vVestern mnovatIons,
the sectional "ty Ie of bookcase,
but already educated Chmese
are begmnmg
to read EnglIsh and to exhIbIt m the place of
the ConfUCIan claSSICS text book" on phy slOlogy and mterna tlOnal law
Chme ,e wn tmg IS done with a pam t bru sh on b lottmg
paper or nce flImsy
It never smudges
The Ink "tIcks
whIch are rubbed on a slate as i\mericans
rub a cvlmder of
shavmg
soap on theIr chms, are aromatIc
and beautIfully
stamped WIth dragons and trademarks
The wntmg, whether
scholarly or runnmg
IS a thmg of beauty, a fa"cmatmg
exerCIse, and very qUIck
1\ evertheless
the Amencan
typewrIter
WIth the EnglIsh alphabet, IS now found on many a shupan's
desk
Chmese, even of the hlghe'lt cla;-,s. go half nake,J mdoors
in summer, and theIr chalf" often have marble seats
They
understand
the art of keepmg
rooms cool, but they have
never troubled
to ma'3tcI the art of heat1l1g room". except
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in Summer Than for Warmth in Winter and Use
But Little Furniture.
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in the north, where you sleep on a stone couch full of burning charcoal
In the Yangtse provmces,
where the wmter is the same
as m our mIddle or northern
states, the customary
heating
was only one or two tray" of charcoal balls standing on trIpods
The real heatmg IS all done by the clothes; layer on
layer of fine Imens and SIlks and furs, WIth felt shoes
The
enterpn"e
of the Standard
OIl company 1;-' placmg 011 heaters
in the homes of the rIch now
The educated
Chmaman
is a vIrtuoso
His bric-a-brac,
consIstIng
of Chine'3e porcelam and bronze only, becomes a
famIly heIrloom, to part with whIch is lIttle short of ancestral
sacnlege
K evertheless
they are partmg WIth it
Rus"lans
first. then French,
then English,
and lastly
AmerIcans
who are too easIly satisfied with imitatIOns, offer
hIgh pnces for these helrloom'3, the antIquity
of whIch is
authentIcated
by famIly catalogues,
Illustrated
m colors by
hand
The Chine"e, 'begmnmg
to yield to the manIa br innovation,
'3urrender these antIques
for the prIce of modern
furnIture,
motor boats, acetylene
gas plants, etc
The time
is not far dIstant when they will come down to roadmaking,
and then what a boom there wIll be m automobIles 1
Chmese home hfe, however, can never be comprehended
untIl you penetrate
theIr kitchens
ThIS IS a privilege
accorded to few foreIgn men, because the women of the house
are hkely to be encountered
there
You would not, however,
know If they were ml"tresses
or servants
RIch Chinese
are more or les'3 polygamou"
The real or number one wlte
ceases to be ornamental
and mIght sometImes
be mistaken
br the charwoman
Your host WIll not enhghtem
yeiu,
naturally
Anyhow,
by the etIquette
of the language,
he
would mtroduce
even hIS best wife m terms of singular
deprecatIOn
Ch1l1e"e cookmg ranges are mvanably
built m of plastered brIck or concrete an..1 m a large house there may be
two or three
v\ hat surpnses the foreIgner IS the apparent
absence of flues
SometImes
there i" a flue, the chImney going only part
way up the wall, but often there IS none because the only
fuel u"ed IS, practIcally
dry straw or charcoal
Fuel has long
been the great dome'3tic problem of China, all wood having
been cut off centures ago and coal mining bemg undeveloped.
Coal imported
from abroaJ
has long been m use among
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The
McCasket
RegIster
Co,
Alliance
OhlO
Gentlemen
Your favor
of the 19th regardmg
kIlns
Let u~ say to you
first
that our old dry kIln was ot the Sturte,ant
Blast S,stem
WhICh we remodeled
usmg only the outsIde "ails
not mcreasmg
the soace
caoaclty
of the kIln "nd after
lll~talllllgthe Grand
RapIds Veneer Works
system
of dry kIlns m the same bUlldmg
"e
found
the
followmg
1st-We
mcreased
the capacIty
of the kIln 7" pel cent 01
m other words dned the same number
of feet ot lumber
m one
fourth
of the tIme
beSIdes havmg
soft, straIght
and thoroughly
dned
lumber
to work
'together
WIth ha,mg
the
knowledge
based
on facts
lUst what
condItIOn
our
lumber
"as
m and
bemg
treated
at three
dIfferent
perIOds
<'lunng each
da}
01
can be taken more or less as the operator
deSIres
From the~e
records
we are able to answer
your questIOns as tl1P' aTe aSMld
FIrst-From
5 per cent to 10 per cent
tl11s ho" e,er depends
greatly
on condItIOn of lumber
When entenng
kIlr
If lumber
IS of good quality
clean and straIght
a percentage
WIll be less
But
take
many
mstances
where
vour
lumber
IS crooked
and
warped,
WIth thIS class
of lumber
you could sa\ E at least
10
to 25 per cent
for It IS a fact that we ha\ e taken Sap Gum 4-4
thIck
badly
warred,
and tWIsted
out of shape
"hen
enterIng
kIln and have brought
thIS lumber
out perfectlv
straIght
and
dry
ThIS also applies
to oak and ash and other lumberb
whIch
we ha' e treated
WIth equal satIsfactory
results
Second-ThIs
IS a hard matter
to accurately
Slate
but thIS
matter
has come up from tIme to tIme WIth US
'l'he superm
tendent
and foreman
of the maclllne
room claIm a sa, mg of
40 to 50 per cent
ThIS however
IS based practlcall,
on theIr
Judgement,
not from facts as we have no way of ao;;:certalnlng
It
ThIrd-ThIs
to be answered
m percentage
from
only estl
mated
bases
on facts
whIch
many
condItIOns
enter
mto
,Ve
havmg
onl} one man lookmg after
thIS work m our plant who
has other
dutIes
to perform
at the same tIme and formerly
It
took one man all hIS tIme and an aSSIstant
part
of hIS tIme
Our estImate
of savmg
to us IS 50 per cent
Fourth-We
ha' e never
up to thIS tIme
smce
mstallmg
kIln reached
more than 75 per cent of the capaclt"
of our kIln
dally and we are now drymg
75 per cent more lumber
m t'le
same length
of tIme
You WIll of course
take mto conSIdeI
atIOn that there are many condItIons
entermg
mto the questIOns
you
have
asked
about
and
"hlch
you
should
consldel
,eI'
carefully
m makmg
companson
of capaclt}
of kIlns
'l'he
WrIter
was for fifteen
years
m the heatmg
and po" er plant
eqUlppmg
busmess
and ha,mg
come mto
contacl
WIth man}
processes
of dry kllnmg
We adopted
the Grand RapIds
Veneer
Co's kIln as m our Judgement
bemg equal to the I)est
So faT
It has sen ed us very satIsfactonl'
and no doubt"
III sen e 'ou
equally
well
We have
a system
of keepmg
track
of temperature
lI1cl
relatIve
humIdIty
tests
etc,
WIth our loIn WhICh the "'Itel
adopted
for our bUSIness here and has pro, ed In n1cllly 111'3tanre<;;;
a valuable
record
of facts
WhICh we "'ll
gladl}
send
'ou
a
copy of should } ou be mterested
There are a good many thmgs
to be sard abeut
dr} krlns
makmg
comparIson
etc
but not"
Ishmg to go mto long tedIOUS
mmute
Ideas
unless
you want
further
data
and trustmg
the
above WIll serve "hat
you deSIre to know
Yours very truly
BRO,V'J\E :YIORSE CO
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Pres
and 1 reas
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SATISFY
THE
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fully made and sold to a confiding public at a price WIthin the
reach of all, for there are "vacuum"
cleaners to be had for
less than ten dollars
Some of the machmes
now offered are no better than
to) 'i, utterly worthless;
they only serve to add so much junk
to the worthless
stuff you find in your home on moving day,
and the manufacturer's
sale aim IS to make a sudden fortune.
c\J, ertIsements
of these worthless,
even silly, devices are
found 111 the lead1l1g magaLines, and housewives
are inviegled
mto pal t1l1g- with theIr money through
schemes little better
than dOli nnght frauds
A man II ith any< mechanical
understanding
can see at a
glance at the pictures that some of the machines advertIsed
are II orthless
It should be unnecessary
to say that a practIcal hotel man WIll certainly not be deluded by these cheap
de,lce'i,
an,! if he does experiment
WIth one, it should not
mItIgate aga1l1st hIS later gett1l1g a genU1l1e vacuum cleaner, of
whIch there al e a number on the market
It reqLures power to produce a ,acuum
It requires well
made and accurately adjusted machmery to produce a vO-cuum
and It I equll C'i matenal anJ workmanship
that cost money to
make ct cleanel that is durable and lasting, as well as effiCIent
at the start -The
Hotel "" orld
Southern Factories Consolidated.
FurnIture
"Yorks, capitalIzed
at $300,111, have been 1I1corporated
to take
over the as'ieb and bus1l1ess of five prosperous
dIvidend-paying compames and consolIdate
them in a new plant at Alta,Ista, Va
The Lynchburg
Lounge company of Lynchburg,
Va , the Snow Da'iket company, of HIgh Point, ~ C; ann
The
ConsolIdated
000 WIth .sO per cent paId
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foreIgners,
but Chinese houses had no sto\ es ':>Ultable for Its
use
American
cast Iron ranges are now feelIng theIr way
m, and coal will be abundant
as 'iocm as the raIlway anatomy
is complete
Another
change yet to come l'i the plpln~ of water
throughout
central Chma; there IS pI actIcally no 'I ater 'oupply above the le,'el of the hou'ies
It 1:0 all lIfted from the
rivers and carned mto the cItIes daIl} by hundreds
of coolIes,
who fill the stone cIsterns or earthenware
ranges
of each
house at a rate not much exceedmg ten cenh a month
There
wa'i a tremendou'i
outcry amon~ the ri, er boatmen
when
'iteam launches were admItted
to mland water'i, but the mstall at ion of tanks and pIping would inVIte a revolutvm
Worthless VacuuIU Cleaners.
From a mechamcal
standpOInt
the vacuum cleanel has
reached a stag-e of the ndiculous,
and ItS evolutIOn only plOves
what Barnum
announced
to the world year'i ago, namely,
that the public loves to be humbug-ged
The cleaner, one of
the greatest
labor-savmg
and sanitary
devices ever mvented
for the use of the hotel operator, IS now fearfully and wonder-
No. 1705 Pull
Made by Grand RapId6 Brass Co., Grand RapIds, MlCh
the HIgh Pomt Upholstenng
company
of High Point, are
three of the five concerns to goo mto the new company which
1'0 officered
as follows
President,
A. T. Quick, of Lynchburg; vIce president,
P. V. KIrkman,
of Hig-h Point, secretary, R G. Evans of Altavista
Directors-A.
T Quick, P. V. Kirkman, T. V Els0111, W
B Lilwood and Dr. W. J. Quick.
"Volk on the factory building is to begin at once on a sIte
of 2 one-half acres fronting
on the Virg1l1ian railway
The
bUlld1l1g II 111 be two stones, 200 by 400 feet, and w111be ready
to OCCUpy by September
I The city also donated three acres
111 bUJldmg- lots on which
the company WIll erect houses and
sell or lease to employes on the building and loan association
plan
The companies
that hay e been absorbed
wIll take n1Jst
of theIr employes to Altavista
Better be sure that you know how to run your own
bus1l1ess before you beg1l1 to cntlclze your neighbor's
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First Courses in Forest Prohlems.
Madison, Wis., June 15.-The
first course of mstruction in
wood technology and the mechanical engmeering of wood working plants ever offered at the University of Wisconsin are announced for the coming year, as a result of the co-operatlOn of
the college of engineering
with the new Umted States forest
products laboratory at the university.
The three phases of the problem of saving timbers and using all the present waste from the lumbenng and wood manufacturing industnes WIll be considered 111the new lectures and
laboratory practIce by the students, 111c1udll1gspecial study of the
phYSIcal and chemical propertIes of wood; of preserving
and
utl1lz111g not only the timbers but the stumps, small branches,
bark, sawdust and all the waste bits; and of the mechanical
means of transformll1g
standl11g tImbers into commercial products.
Four courses in wood dlstillatlOn, wood preservation,
the
chemical constItuents, and the phYt<lcal properties of wood WIll
be gIven by the staff of government
experts in charge of the
laboratory
A fifth course in \" ood manufactunng
machinery
Will be given by Prof. Robert M Keown of the engineenng c-ollege.
In the coures of the properties of wood, the study WIll be
mainly of the elementary structure of dIfferent species and its
effects on the value of woods for use in various arts and industnes
Methods of testmg woods and conditionmg
them will
also be shown in the laboratory demonstrations.
The course
Will be given dunng the first half of the first semester
The chemical constItuents and fibers of wood, with reference to the uses made of the material in art and industry, will
form the subject matter of the course to be given the second
half of the first semester.
Hardwood
and softwood will be studied and compared a~
to their use 111chstill111g alcohol and producmg turpent111e and
other materials in a course to be given 111the first half of the
second semester.
All of the basic principles, as well as the processes and products of such distIllations Will be taught, and the
students will have an opportunity to make a personal study of the
government's
investigations
in ways and means of using all the
waste products of logging, lumbering and wood manufacturing,
amounting altogether to two-thirds of every tree cut down.
How to save timbers, especially those in mines and on the
water from animal and fungous pests, will be the problem on
which a course in wood preservation
will work.
The students
will compare the resistance of different woods, their fibers and
the conditions of deterioration,
and Will be sh-own the (hfferem
preservative
processes in the laboratory,
including both those
in w11ich the timbers are given surface applications and thl>"(;
III which the aseptics
are forced into the fibers.
All the machinery and methods used in logging and in V\oJ,l
L1dnufacture With the designing of wood working plants 'A ill be
t1.uf,"ht by Prof Keown dunng the second semester in hiS cot,r~"
('n wood manufacturing
machinery.
In addition, advanced research work may be done by stuclents who are preparul fel,- it in the government laboratory 11n(ler the sup;:'-vision d the experts in charge.
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Attractive Designs
Low Prices
No. 159.
Oak, finished golden.
$7.25
8.60
Leatherette
Chase Leather
Are embraced in the long line of rockers,
Morris Chairs, Turkish Rockers and Mission
pieces that will be shown at our July Exhibits.
4th floor, 1319 Michigan Ave.,
CHICAGO, ILL.
2nd floor, Furniture Exchange Bldg.
GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.
Catalog ready July 15th, 1910.
Bean Cluh Organized.
Lovers of baked beans as "bean porridge hot" as many
men or women
were taught
to smg in chIldhod's
sunny
hour, have organized
the Bean Club of America
Waldo E
Buck is the Chief Kidney Bean, E B. Caldwell, Lima Bean
Bag Holder and A S 'White, White Bean Scnbendl
Every
lady or gentleman
of good moral character, who will obltgate
him or herself to use the bean pots provided
by the chief
kidney bean after paying the express charges of the same and
the clubs' recipe for cooking beans is eligible for membership
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How Trade Papers Help Salesmen.
'\n ongmal and aggres~Ive advertIser recenth paId the fo\10w1l1g tnbute to the trade press
"In 111) ~tOlI.' are ~Il:;n' that
read, 'It matter~ not wlMt your bU~1l1e~sh I have tnnc to h~tl.'n
Consequently the travehng salesman ha~ a standlllg mVltatlon to
come mto thIs store
He can have a chat WIth me on bUSInCSS
if he wants to
I WIll hsten to what he has to sa)
"The men at the head of each department
\\ III treat the
travelmg man WIth Just as much respect a~ I do
But It I don t
know the house he represents, as least b) reputatIOn, \\ h) then
hIS task IS harder than If I had knm\n somethm~ of 111sfirm
"Now, I read trade papers a~ I read newspaper,,-to
get the
news
The local ne\\ spapers gn c me the ne\\ s ot 111\ cIt, and
the \\ orld In \\ hlch I hvl.' I am much mtel e~ted m both
But I
make my hvmg sellmg \\ eanng apparel to men and I hale d
hvely mterest 111\\ hatever helps to bnng m 111) hvmg-and
C"\.il a,
"So I take a number of trade papcrs and read them from
cover to cover to get the news of the varlOm branches that constItute my stock
And that s one of the way s I leal n about the
manufacturers,
whose salesmen come to sell me a httle bIll of
goods
"If the manufacturer's
advertbements
hay I.' IJ1Jpres~ed me
hIS salesman ~ets a careful heanng for I want to know more of
the story the trade paper ad started to tell .,
Shre\\ d merchant
tl11s It's safe to qv he'" sure to ~ucceed
Now what a golden opportu111t) for the ,a\e~l11dn \\ ho
calls on thIS merchant to plant the httle "seed at /'< ijOiW! o/'
peal
The "field" ha~ been plO\\ ed and harrowed b, trade papel
advertls111g, the salesman\
calls and fertIh7ers and \\ atel awl It
hc's \\ Ise he'll leave behmcl hIm. be~ides some hUll.' acll erth1l1g
speCIalty, the seed whIch WIll ,prout 111toa harvest of 1 corders
Bunching the Vacations.
Seng company of ChIcago has sent out to Ib patron~ a let
ter in whIch It ~ays
\Ve WIll close down our factO!) fO! a period of t\\ a weeks begmnmg Satl11 day noon T nl) nand
enchng
:'\londay morn111g A.ugn"t b Dunng thh tllne no \\ 01 k \\ III he
done-no
shIpment made-and
the \\ atdmlan
\\ 111 hay l ;,011.'
charge of office and works
ThIS l~ an attempt to mI111mlZI.'b\
bunching the annoY111g con~equences of ' the vacatlOn habIt"
"HeretofOle we have tnned the vacatlOn~ of our office torce
and men m the mechamcal departments
so as to dlStllblltC the
COIl'vemenccs
;\i o\'. 111stead of takm~ Oul tlOub\e on the 111stallmcnt plan we are gomg to try to dIscount It hy 10caltz1l1~ lt
As thl~ new plan mvolves the mterests of our lusiomer~ \v tare sendmg thIS notIce m ample tn11e for them to place theIr order, accordmgly."
Very tIuly ) OUI'.
T:m:: SC\C Co\[p \ \ \
Frank J C;enCi Pre~
Grand Rapids Manufacturers.
At the annual meetIng of the Grand RapIds f tll111ttllI.' l1anufacturers'
ASSOCIatIOn, helrl in the Glllld 100m la~t \Ionday
mght the follo\'. mg dlrector~ wel e elected
"\ S Goodman,
Ralph P Tletsort, DaVId H. Drown Bert Hathaway
and F
Stuart Foote
The chrectors W1\\ elect the offiCI.'Is late I It IS
understood that ~lr Goodman wIll be re-elected preSIdent
The aSSOCIatIOnhas deCIded to enlarge the scope at the lar
loadmg dlvlsIOn, WhICh vva;, Olga111zed early m the ~plmg, and
to make it more valuable to the members
Hereafter ~hlpments
ongmatmg
with membel s of the a~soCIat10n WIll be loaded m
mixed cars WIthout expense to the customer, hut the usual chargc
wIll contmue to be made on 10ad111g for outSIde shIpper;,.
The
car loadmg dlvlslOn ha~ proven a great succe~s, and It has the
cordIal approval of the raIlroads, wlth whom the ft1f11lture 11lan-
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endeavor to co-operate
The value of the car loadmg bllSmes~ has more than doubled smce the assoCIatlOn took It
0\ er
Foreign Trade in ~Iay.
I'oreIgn trade dunng the Month of MillY ;,howed smaller Imports than m any month smce !\ugust of last) ear and larger exporh than m J\lay of any year WIth the smgle exceptlOn of 1907
The total Imports for the month, were $119,929,608, agamst
$13 >, 9~3 3(l9 m Apnl and $162,999,435 m March of the present
year
The eAport~ of the month were $131,U:J,+28, aga111~t
$123')22,178 m May, 1909, $113,610,378 ll1 May, 1908, and $134,?'59,S(J8 m :'\ra, 1907 the smgle year whIch shows a hIgher rec01 d ot lla\ e\ports
than the one Ju~t announced
The excess of
e\l){)rt~ O\er 1l11porb for the month of ::Way, 1910, IS $11.215,820,
agall1~t $?,2(l'2,2+J m Mil) of last year
The total Imports fO!
the eleven months endmg wlth .1Iay, 1910, were $1,+J8,16}),302
and the total imports for the eleven months' penod $178,989,G7()
The exports for the eleven months endll1g WIth May 1910, exceed those of the correspondmg
months of last year by $11,367.663.
Oilar Brothers.
-\ large busmess has been established in house fUlI1bhmg
~oocb at Indlanapohs by Ollar Brothers, in a comparatIvely short
tlme
'-.,0 ~reat has been the grow th of theIr busmess that they
1M ve Iecend} taken several lofts adJ0111lng their store m \\ hlch
to ,tore and chsplay gom!;,
TheIr locatIon on East \Vashmgton
street j;, a very good one and the blllldll1gs are convement and
pleasant
OIlelr nrother~, although young men, have had el WIde
e::,vellence 111 mel chanch~ll1g household goods and have earned
~tllCeSS by deservmg It. George H Ollar IS the Vel) effiCIent
presldent of the IndIana RetaIl I, urmture Dealers' AssoclatlOn
Getting Ready for the Opening.
-\mong the early arnvals of oUblde 1111es111Grand Rapld~
al c the IIa\ hew of :'\I11wauhee, and the Onnoco, from Colu111bu~,
1m\ \\ hlch \\111 show m the :'\Ianufacturers'
bUlldmg and the C.
II :'\IedlcllS ]me, from New York, m the FurmtUl e Exchange
Every dely there are other Ime~ arnvmg and the cartll1g compames al I.' havmg all they can do and wIll have tIll after the
openmg of the season, and before the next edltlOn of the \IV eekly
\rtI,an
appears, nearly all the exhIbIts WIll be Ieady for 111
"pectlOn
Retailers
of Indiana Will Meet.
[he RetaIl rurmtlll e Dealel s' !\ssoClatlOn of the state of 1nchana WI]] meet lJ1 elnnnal conventIon at 1nchanapoh" on June
m and lontmuc several days Presldent George H Ollar is
plepanng a program ot mterestmg features for the occaSIOn. The
procpelh mchcate a large attendance of dealer~
Addressed by the Governor.
Governor "Tom" Marshall of Indiana VISIted the gl eat plant
of the T D Laycock Manufactunng
company at Inchanapolts,
relentl)
and dmed WIth the offiCIals and employes of the company
Governor Marshall dehvered a shDrt address
Three
hundl ed and seventy-five were seated at table,;.
Shipped Their Samples.
The 1Jdell \1\1orks of Incllanapolts have shIpped theIr ;,amples
to Grand Rapld~, there to be placedm the Klmgman buIlding for
mspectlOn of the July market buyers.
The 1mI.' contains 250
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Porch Furniture.
Furniture
for piazzas must be carefully chosen lest plOportion shall be oyerlooked.
For example, porches that are
not wide cannot ha\ e the same weight in chairs and other
seats that may be placed on broad piazzas, because the floor
would seem crowded and heavy.
Therefore,
while there are
extremely neat and comfO! table sets of porch furl1Jtul e which
wdl la"t for years notwlthstandll1g
wind and weather,
they
neverthele;:;s
mu"t be a\olded
except for houses that have
piazzas at least 12 feet wide
Fortunately
f01 the average
house dweller
there al e
artistic chalfs and benches wl1lch, though !lght In effect al e
strong- and comfO! table; anJ a cane finish IS bemg used as
never before for out of doors
Thel e are some Austlian
pieces, the cane Vi, 0\ en in diamonds and points of dlffel ent colors, which are pretty enough
to be drawn II1to the hVll1g room when occasslOn re(IUlres and
light enough
to mahe moving
not clJfficult
BesHles the
usual "Side" and arm chairs. there are long lecllJ1JJlg m Jc1els,
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whose foot pieces s!lde 111 and out, and whose backs al e
arranged
on the same method as the Morris
K othll1g could
be more comfortable
for an afternoon
nap, and th( yare
decorative
The! e are aha I echnmg
chairs made III one
piece and stllctly
a "chaise longue"
They are pretty anJ
comfortable,
but take more loom than those \Vhlch shut in
Another
different
and comfortable
type of chair has a
bamboo frame and stuffed seat, With bamboo arms, and the
backs of tightly stretched,
heavy cam as Theo,e fold, so that
when not reqUIred they take httle space
Tables to match all hll1ds of porch furl1Jture can be
bought, and whde for artistiC effect one may hke those wlllch
are rounel, square deSigns are more ea sdy managed
where
space IS limited
Also to be recommended
for out of door use are small
tables WIth plall1 wood tops shaped hke tnangles,
for these
can be tucked IIlto COJ ners by the rallIs, and are u"eful.
Demand for Dodds' Machines.
PreSident
Dodds of the Alexander
Dodds cOlllpany repOI ts an excellent elemand for their woodworklllg
machll1ery
Among their late shipment"
Vi, ere
a dovetaller
to Rochester,
N. Y., another to New York City and sevelal saw tables and
other machines,
while In dovetaJ! bits they have never had
so large a demand as at present, which IS an indication
that
the manufacturers
al e or expect to be busy.
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EVANSVILLE.
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OBJECTIONS TO THE USE OF MAHOGA~Y.
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Written for the Michigan AI·tisan by the Late
David W. Kendall in August. 1881.
Ed Artisan-The
mahogany
monomanIac
come- befO! e
the pu(bllc as often as some art critic conJLlIe.., up a nc\\ absurdIty about the mag-mficence of thai vvood, or a.., otten ;Ie,
pub1Jc Journals, havmg no other use for thclr "pdCC, grant hllll
admisslOn to their columns
He alway s be'" ads the scanty
supply of black walnut as one of the reason.., \\ In llMhogany
must come into general use, and CO\\ arclh 111S111uate:o,that
walnut may be very much ovell ated after all
fhell acln1ll
atlOn is based upon the fu1o,o111c terms of prahe and tJtled
surroundlllgs
wlllch accompamed
ltS fir"t 111trodul t1l1n In
England,
by Dr Glbbons, and undel the PdtlC IMgC ot the
Duchess of Buckmgham
111 1720
1\0 ,Ioubt labOllllg undel
the deluslon that the language useel to descnbe the c JIm 0 at
(old) mahogany
necessarily
constitute
It the eidel ot the
two woods, whereas black walnut was kno\'. n and used a..,
far back as European
hlStOly extends, v\hlJe the nch colors
that recommend
mahogany as the heIr apparent III all C0l11111g
furniture, accordlllg to thelr Judgement, have scarcely np'-l1ed
as yet, in the two ong-Illal bureaus whIch were made at the
wood one hundred and Slxty years ago, thus barely entltlmg
It to that re",pect due to old age, eSipeClally m regard to ltS
color
Because af the twadd1Jng sentIment
"0 \\ Idelv db-en'lnatee! under the g-Ulse of art cntIcis111 on the "g~~nd
nch'
"deep" colors of (old) mahogany,
dunng the paot fe\v ,ears,
many expensive
attempts
have been made b) tI ade manufacturers
to llltroduce
furmture
madc of thls wood, pdI tIcularly since the decline of mahog<tny ,eneel ed goods, but 'v nh
nothlllg like encouraging
results,
not "0 111uch, hem e, el. because of the cost, as of mdJfIerence fOJ the goode,
The"c eAperiments
were frequently
lepeated
111 the belief that there
\vas somethlllg III the color of the \\ ood that mIght ultImately
bring lt mto general favor, because of the contlllual harplllg
by art cntIcs on the grand, nch colors of (old) mahogam
but the great public stili contmued to feel lllclItterent to\\ arc!
this wooden ldol of the mahog-any \\ OJshlpers
Of course, there are and ah\ a) s WIll be, a fel\ e:xpenSlve artJcles made out of it, but for general u:oe, as 1:0, the cae,c
WIth black walnut, mahogany
IS not the comlllg matenal
fUl
furniture,
even though lts cost 'vas the same dncl the \\ oocb
were full of lt
Mahogany,
1Jke other woods, has it-, proper place and
uses, whlch tIme and eXJpenence has demonstrated,
yet these
mahogany
idolaters
never wJ!1 be happy untJ! the parlor,
"Itting room, the hblary and even the chamber IS furnIshed
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DAHM
& KIEFER TANNING
CO.
204 lake Street,
TANNERIES
CRAND
RAPIDS,
MICH.
CHICACO,
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\\ lth a vvood the preclommant
red and orange shades of WhlCh
neces"anh
plOcluce ll1harmony
in the highest
degree, and
then assumed mtJmacy of colors prompts them to recommend
even the bastal d or bay wood fOJ such general use which lS
"tIll more oppreSSIve to the SIght
Usually,
lhJwever, thelr
tune of admlratlOn
IS pltchecl m the key of nch, dark (old)
mahcgan),
\v]llch, of course, becomes dark in tlme, and takes
on rich "hades of van dyke wlth great age, but who is there
among ltS aclmners wh,') can afford to wear out the balance of
theIr naturdl 11\ PS ( lloflllg a mahogany
chamber Sl1lte
The beautlf111 poh"h whIch mahogany
takes lS one of
lts populal qua1Jtle~ (whkh lS also trne of maple, and costs
less), but \\hat a fm;htful state of total deplavlty
must these
hIgh art gladuates
of the Ruskll1 and Eastlake
schools have
fallen mto
The latter, e-,peclally, permIts 110thlllg 1ll the way
of filll"h except 011 an.J elbo\\ grease, Just enough to rub the
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Three most important requisites in case construction.
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We absolutely guarantee our method of construction
to be stronger and less expensive than all others.
Let us tell you about it.
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Rockford Chair and
Furniture Co.
ROCKFORD,
ILLINOIS
Dining Room Furniture
BUFFETS, CHINA CLOSETS and TABLES
Library Furniture- Library Desks, Library
Tables, Library Bookcases, Combination Book·
cases, Etc.
Our entire line will be on exhibition in July
on the third Hoor of the Blodgett Building,
Grand Rapids, Mich.
dust and dIl t nicely mto the pore" of the wood, the labor
of which he thmks might be 1mposed upon the overtaxed
house servants or upon anyone knowmg the least albout makmg furmture.
Yet vvith such high alt treatment,
where polish
IS an abommatlOn,
there 1S no doubt but VI hat the profound
darkness so highly admi1 ed m malwgany
may be reaJdy obtained without
reference to Its age, and the wonderful
nchness so captnatll1g
to the future publIc eye may be seen 111
the attractn e appearance
of a red barn, painted, say, about
the time mahogany was first dlsco\ ered
Buoyancy
and resistance
to water 1S another of the 11lgh
art ments of thiS commg "'ood for furmture uses, which antlalbsonbent glue, ,eneer and cloth covermgs,
but m furmture,
no paramount
benefit can be aniIclpated
from the floatmg
capacity of Its "ood, a~ pallO! frames anJ marble top tables
ale not generally
mtended to operate as lIfe preseners.
pnnclpal obstructIOn m both ca;,e;" whlle the advocation,
the
mterest of high art imagme that the nch, deep color of mahogany W1!l ultimately
bnng 1t mto such general favor as to
d1splace walnut, providmg
the price of e1ther becomes equal
forgetting
that not all the vanetles
of wooJ termed
mahogany possess the nch shades of van dyke, blended with
I ed and orange common only to the most eApensive kinds
called San Dommgo,
none of them posse;,smg
this rare
beauty
when newly dressed,
that the nch old mahogany
ImplIes, and that age alone can Impart to them, but always
presentmg
that pamful mharmony
of color m a roOll11,which
m effect bears the same relatlOn to the nervous system of
the human family that a red shawl does to the mad bull'Vood Chopper
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\\T,hen mahogany
fur11lture first came mto anythmg
lIke
general use, (If 1t ever (lId) the age of chnalry
and muscular
development
had not qUite appeared
Stl ong nen es predominated among the purchasels
of such goods, hence they were
more or less proof agam"ot nenryious attacks lIkely to ensue
from seeing mahogany
furmtUl e all over the house
But 1t IS
different now. The people generally are not, er} robust, and
there al e sufficient
causes for nen ou scam plamts
m tht>
present age, Without adding mahogany
to them
The Lentz Table company of N"ashv1lle, J\I1ch, have the
1eputatlOn of makmg as good ext en '\lOn talbles as any compan} in the counby,
and a great deal better than many
They have been in th1S bus1I1ess at least 25 years, and If anyth1l1g goes wrong, Lou Lent7 IS quick to find 1t out. They
know that to make good talbles they must have thoroughly
dned lumber and that the only way to get 1t 1S to have the
best kilns that money can buy; therefdre
when they say
that the Granel RapiJs Veneer system of dry1l1g lumber 1,
all nght, they know what they are talking about
The pract1cal manufacturers
and earnest
ad, ocates of
mahogany
no doubt belIeve that 1t Will ere long become
che31per than black walnut, becduse of the rapld consumptlOn
and total disappearance
of the latter from am upland forests,
forgetting
that the large remammg
supply of that timber
1S no more d1fficult to reach than mahogany
IS, (without addmg the expense of tl ansportatJon),
low bottomed
being the
Nashv111e, Mich, 9-14-1909
Grand Rapids Veneel \\' arks, Grand RapiJs, Mlch , Gentlemen
ReplY1l1g to yours of the 13th, we do not keep reports on the bIn any more, 1t does the work and we let 1t
go at that, hence vve are unable to send you the cards, as we
dId not fill them out
Respectfully,
Lentz Table Company,
L E Lentz.
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yoWood Bar Clamp Fixtures
Pel' Set SOc.
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Guaranteed Indestructible.
P8Itent Malleable Clamp Fixture.
E H SHELDON & CO ,Ch1~aRo Ill.
Gentlemen -We are pleased to state that the 25 dozen Clamp FIxtures whIch
we bOulht of you a httle over a year ago are glvlnj{ excellent se"'Vlce We are
well satIsfied with them and shall be pleased to remember you whenever we want
anythmg addItIonal III th1s hne
Yoms truly
SIOUXCIty, Iowa.
CURTIS SASH & DOOR CO.
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Red Gum Furniture
A Special Feature
A line that will be a revelation to the furniture tradernarking a period of evolution in the use
of furniture woods.
Bea utiful
Rich
in figure
Classy
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Exquisite and delightful effects resulting from
INLA YING with foreign woods.
Substantial
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The OBERBECK PRODUCTS also contain the largest line of
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a most varied assortment of MAHOGANY and OAK. Perfect in DE~
TAIL, STRENGTH and QUALITY. Reproductions of ALL PERIODS.
F ulliine of complete suites, including chairs and rockers!
on displa y at our exhibits:
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Grand Rapids, Mich.
Exhibition Bldg,
Klingman Building, 2nd floor,
1319 Michigan Avenue, 3rd floor.
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OLD STORIES RETOLD.
Paragraphs Copied From the Michigan Artisan
for August. 1881.
Poplar furmture 1S populdl 111Baltllnorc
Old gold is the faJvonte color 111upholster}
B V05burg w1ll erect a warehouse 1ll J 01111 "on, ;-, \
Leo Goldsm1th ha5 opened a stock of furmture
\D 1ucson, Anzona
Allen & fllaxwell ha\ e taken po"se,,-:lOn of a ne\\ ,inl L m
LewIston, Me
R Delmel & Bra", ChlLago, ha\ e mOl ed to ne\\ qUdl iel"
on Lake street
Milton S Pnce has erected an addltlOn to hb sto! C 111
Syracuse, N. Y.
An advance in pnce~ fOI look111g gla-:, platc::> of ten PCI
cent has been made
George \V Gay of the Belke}
& Ga, IUlnltulL
liJlJ]jany is in New York
N Jacobson
of ChIcago, has 5ued ~ Bambergel
for
$500, due on account
D Aude & Bra of St LOlliS, bUl ned ant I ecenth
Lo'-"
$17,000, fully msured
\V R Bus" of the Buss Machllle \\ orks and :\11"" :,algLn1
were married
I ecently
N 1chols Brothers of \Vestm111lster, Mass, lost thell chall
factory by fire recently
Shaw, Aplin & Co WIll exhllbit parlor sUlte-: at thc
Mechanics'
fair in Boston
Baumann
Brothers
ha' e leased a new bU1lding In \\ c'-t
Fourteenth
street, New York
L C Stowe of the Grand RapIds FurnltUle
compam
10
fishing in Northern
MIchigan
L. Bruie Holabird 1S makmg hI" fils1 tIll' fOI thc I n
Albro company of Cincinnati
C D D'Arcus
has resigned the supellntendency
of the
Grand Rap1ds Chair company.
Orin A Ward of the New England
FUllliture
company
spent his vacation at Petoskey
Ristine
& May are prepanng
to manufact11l c 125,000
bedsteads
annually
in Atlanta,
Ga
Wemyss
Brothers
and F J\I Holmes
of Boston ha' e
advanced prices on chamlber suites
A company wIth $50,000 capital has been organized
to
erect a furniture
factory at \Vhitesboro,
N Y
The St Louis Furniture
\Vorkers AssoClatlOn \v III el ecl
a factory at Twentieth
and Sahsbury
streets
R R Chadwick has purchased
John J ohn"on's
Intere"t
in the firm of Mallette
& Raymond,
ChIcago
F Rahn of Ch1cago has compromIsed
hIs debt" fOI
20 per cent and resumed the manufacture
of fu! llIture
J H Beasley, travelmg
salesman,
has retlred from thc
employ of the MItchell Furniture
company, Cmcinnatl
PhillIp N onweller,
of the EvansvJ1le
(Ind)
FUr11ltUl e
company, paid his first vIsit to Grand Rapids recently.
H G McDowell,
representing
the Stockwell.
Belknap
company has returned from a trip through the northwest
Grand RapId", pelsonals
England Fur11lture company,
El~as Skinnel,
of the
is sojourning
at Vineland.
Thomp'ion & Bergerson, manufacturers
factory was destroyed by fire a few weeks
business
In
Baltimore
cabmet
$1200, machme operators
$9 00 per week.
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company
ha -: I etllln ed flOl11 (Jo",hen, Ind , whel e he secured a contract
fOI furlllsh111g the new Haskell hou~e
E L Young, for many years a deSIgner of fancy furnitm e III the employ of H W. J enkllls & Sons. BaltllTIOre, has
engaged ,'Ith Hess & Co 111New York
Deacon
;-,Ichols, who has made honest furniture
and
dll ected the musIc III hIS church at Portsmouth,
0 , during the
past thil ty-five years was a recent visitor 111Garnd RapIds
l\Ir Fuller, buyer for J H Wait & Son, Portsmouth,
0,
13 H Soper of Oshko"h,
Wis,
1\11' Phelps of Phelps and
Bradbireet,
Mmneapolts,
D 'IV Huntsman
of Alleghany,
Pa ;
\\ Illtal11 Stllkler. Palo, III ; l\lr Gtllette of GIllette & Pratt,
1oledo, D 'IV Guernsey
of Guermey
& Jones, St LouIs;
\\ \\
Conant of Conant Brothers,
Toledo, A J MIller of
Savannah,
Ga ; Mr ·Wallace of Wallace & Frazee, Ashland,
0, R R Davl". Galveston; John C Book and DIN. Toneo,
-'\ustm, Texa'i,
:\fr Keville of Kansas
City, Jacob Hetz,
\luskegon,
Mlch , G \V Knapp, Jackson,
J. Lentz, Nash-I
VIlle, :\iIich ,C P Page, Monmouth,
III , 0 P Reed. Laredo,
Texas, :\11' John V{lrtz and John A Colby of Chicago; Mr
\lendall
of \Vheeltng,
'IV. F Damon
of Kenton,
0, and
Ell1est FeIge of Sag111aw were amonlS the buyers who placed
orcler~ 111(,rand RapIds dUrIng the past month
(Not one of
1he men mentioned
above is now in the tlade and a majorIty
,Jf thc nUl11hel hdve dIed-Ed
\rtlsan)
of Chicago, who::>e
ago, have resumed
makel s al e paid flom $10 00 to
from $1200 to $1500 and packers
The I egl~ tellng of all rel110\ als of famlltes or business
houbes i" fa' 01 ed b} bus111es, men m a number of cltles 111
l\llchlgan
01 dll1ance'i V\ 111 he pa'ised requtrlng
owners of
movlllg 1\ aguns or automobiles
to report all removab
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ARTISAN
Moved to Avoid Congested Conditions.
K ew York, June 9 -Three
furniture
firms of consIderable stand111g 111 the trade, ha\ e remo\ ed from l\fanhattan,
N evv York CIty, to South Brooklyn \\ hICh sectIOn of the metropolI" IS con"Ideled
by expert" the best development
of all
111the matter of economIC 'ill1pp111g advantages
and general
faCIlItIes for the convenience
of manufactunng
merchants
and
\\holesaler'i
The firm'i who have tIansfened
theIr plants to
the new dI'itllct are
The Englander
Sprl11g Bed company,
The Amencan
Couch company, and }\Iax Englander,
manufacturer of uphol"terecl
furnIture
I\t pre"ent the"e concerns
ale located at the cornel of Seventh avenue and N111eteenth
street, Manhattan
In then new quarters
they wIll occupy
an aggregate
of nearly 42,000 ,quare feet of floor 'ipace in
\\hat i" kno\\n as Model Bush 10ft bUlldmg No 4.
] hI" "tructure
IS one of the large chaIn of "IX story
bUIld111g" whIch con tam m el 350,000 square feet of floor
"pace each
They are pal t of the most modern commercIal
development
In )Jew York and thetr usefulness
corre.sponds
to the tendency of scores of merchants
to leave the crowded
cIty sectIOns Ul fay or of locatIon" which on the one hand, are
not 'iuffenng from the conge"tIon eVIls of all large CItIes and,
on the other, Ulake It pOSSIble fOJ manufacturers
and whole"dler" to send theIr goods from then vel y doO! s to any part
ot the country or worlel wIthout 111termediary trucking
In
ellscu""mg hI'i rea"ons for mov111g the three factory establI"hments
referred to above Mr Max Englander,
\\ ho hold"
a controll111g mterest 111them, made thIS statement
"It IS my firm opl1110n that the example of tho"e manufacturer" and wholesalers
who have moved to the Du"h Termmal company'"
plant WIll be followed
by many othels,
e"peclall} 111 111y trade In N e\\ York CIty 1 abo pI edlLt that
wherever
a simIlar aggregatIOn
of shlppmg facIlities will be
called 111to lIfe 111any other city it wIll quickly attract large
manufacturer'i
The furniture
men of the country are probably the greate"t
sufferer'i
from the freIght and trucking
evtl" which prevaIl 111large Amencan
cltIe"
Our shipments
are invanably
bulky and the cost and trouble
of sending
them from the old-tIme
wholesale
.sectIOns to the various
freight depots and steamshlppers
IS actually appall111g"
The Hammock Cradle.
A sub"titute
for baby''i cradle ha" been 111vented by a
Tennessee
man 111 the fOI m of a hammock,
adapted
to be
hung over the parents'
bed
Thi'i hammock
is so designed
that It combines perfect safety and is wlth111 easy reach of
the mother If baby needs attentIOn
The body portion of
the hammock IS a boat-shaped
affaIr of some fleXIble matenal
and laces together
at the end
A hood "helters the head of
the devIce and a belt passes around it and serves the double
purpose of keepl11g the infant from fallIng out and keeping
his covers on
Ropes are attached
to each end of the hammock and their other extremIties
fastened
to hooks in the
opposite walls
Thus 'iuspended
the hammock
S\\ ings over
the bed in full view of the chIld''i parents, who can rock it as
they lIe abe,l and with much less trouble than it takes to
rock the ordl11ary cradle
When not in use the hammock
takes up no more room than the "pace requireJ to hang It on
a hook in the closet
to
The business men of Sagl11aw, MICh , wIll send a petItIOn
congress
askl11g for early and favorable
action on the
parcels
post bIll
VARNISHES
THE L. Mac E.
BLUE RIBBON RUBBING and POLISHING VARNISH,
QUAKER
CITY COACH VARNISH-CABINET
FLOWING VARNISH,
WHITE MAPLE RUBBING and POLISHING VARNISHES;
WHITE MAPLE GLOSS VARNISHES-WHITE
REED FLOWING VARNISHES,
FLAT ALL VARNISH and ALL DULL FINISH-JAPANS,
Etc.
DIPPING VARNISHES
NOTE-Our
many years of practIcal expenence
wIth the Furniture,
Piano
and kindred lInes of manufacture enable us to know just the kind and quality of
varnIshes demanded.
Also the fact that our strong corps of salesmen have an
already establIshed trade with this class of customers through visiting them with
fillers and stains, makes it possible for us to sell varnishes without additional expense to us, which advantage we are disposed to give to our customers in quality.
Send us aTrial
THE LAWRENCE-McFADDEN
COMPANY
Order.
Philadelphia
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DUlIng 1909 the hfe inb11rdnce compa11les collected $10,000,000 a" pI em1Um, 111:\1111ne"otd and paid losses amount111g
to about $4,000,000
"~bout the same I a tto between pI em1Um '0
and losses pI ev all" 111other states, whIch ploves that there
10.a \\ Ide mal gin of glObS profit in the 11fe 111surance business
awl condItIOn ~ al e SImIlar 111the fire insurance
bUS111ess In
b11"me% <;0 well e"tahhshecl,
b11re and steady as insurance,
It cloe., not "eem I easonable that the ""ale., depal tment" and
)\ uhlacl
e""pln"l"
,11Ould ab<'Olb 60 per lent of the gross
lell Illng"
~U.LIIHI:O EVERT
SATURDAY
BY THE
MICHIGAN ARTISAN COMPANY
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YEAI'! ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES
OTHEI'! COUNTI'!'ES $2 00 P'EPIYEAR.
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RA,"IDS,
MICH.
MANAGING EDITOl'!
Entered as aecond class matter, July 5, 1909, at the post office at Grand RapIds
under the act of March 3, 1879
MIchIgan
CHICAGO REPRESENTATIVE E LEVY
A letter from Berlm ~tate~ that the \1 tl-an _ Illllmate
friend "Bill" Hohenzollel n fincL the bu "me-~ ot bo--mg' ell1
empire somewhat tedIOUS and pm po~e~ addl11~ a !lttle \ arlet}
to his dal1y occupatIOn by engagmg' m the hotel busme,,~
"BIll" WIll erect a bIg hou,;e m Bellm elnd ftlll11sh It \\ Ithout
regard to Vvhat It may C)"t the people of C.rtlll1am
ITel\ing ever in view the \\ elfal c of Ite; fllend ' DIll' the \lll"Zln
takes advanta~e
of thl" ,KCel"l(1n to mlolm 111"IIohCl1/ullllnship that he would make no 1111"take If hl ~hould 11l1jJloy
"Bob" Calder to place thl ordelb fll hllnlttne
fOI hI" CellavanSal}.
"Bob," )eal" pd"t, h,l" "el\ec1 the Cnl of RU""I,I,
the Kmg of Spa1l1, the Sult,lll o± Zulu and othel - \l1< 'll l)j
less incompetent
Inlel" dbh and \\el1 and he h,h al~) ~,1tJfled the clavings
f01 fme fll!J11tme \\Ith \\h lh tlJe td11l0nl\Iesdames
Yale, L)dla
Pmkha11l,
"Xat"
(Tuud\\1l1 (lth)
Emma Goldman and Dr MalY \\ dIkel, \Hle a±t1Jued
\"
a special list in the busllle,;s of fll! J11shl1l~ hutel" ho\\ c\ el,
"Bob" has never had an equal
One David Rank1l1 (\'\ho is bmli upon plell1~ -.,l1lJllal to
the Arab of poesy, Abou Ben Adam) of C;t LOUI", ,0 L:n es
his fellow men and the "kIds" of 111"fello\\ men that he hdhanded 0\ er a f01 tune of :;;3.000 000 to d hUZll d ot l 111111)1to
be useJ in teelc111ng bo) '; the mlchel11llal al h
Dl"l-2.11I11l..,
scul ptUI e, modeling,
\\ ood and 11 on \\ 01k and olhll U"etu 1
trade" wl11 be taught
Probably
l\Tr Rankm had no Idea ot
the height and sIze of the monumellt
he el ected to pI e"en e
his memory vvhen he ±t11 ned m el hIS Cel~h and ,;ough t th ~
seclUSIOn of three httle 100111Sm el a glClClfj store, thel e tl
pass his remain111g JelyS frugally upon an 111loml that \\ ould
not suffice to keep an automobIle
111lunn111g orcICl
It IS .1
monument
that WIll ne\ er be fi11l"hed Thousand,,)
It unbOln
v\lll contnbute
thel
eo.tee111andlme
to ItS ahead)
n',lgl11tl
cent proportion-.,
\mong
thl many free enterta111menb
prm Idecl for the
merd1clnb
of InJlana
during theIr 1ecent 1el11110n at Indlanelpuhs Vva" a roof garden
concert,
when musIc composed
e"peuall}
for the occasIOn was <,1111gand played
The
fhol11a, n Lay cock Man11fact1111112, company
of that cIty
pulled off a great ,;t1.1nt when It pnnted and c1lbtnbuted freely
the mU';lc of the day
IncIJentally
the thou"ands
of s111ger"
leel1ned sometl11ng abo11t the product
of the Thoma"
B
I a) lOlk ,Ianufactunng
company
I
rl he people, \\ ho ulttmately
pay the freIght rates, should
thank the manufact11rers,'
merchants'
anJ shIppers'
assocIatIOns for hav1l1g called a halt 111the raIlroad program
As
a result of the contt ovel ~y there WIll be a shght advance 111
flelght late", plOba1)ly not l110re than ten per cent on the
a\ elage
TIut f()1 p10te,;ts made by the manufactUl111g and
l11e1lanUIe O1ga11lLatlOns the adv.1nce would have been at
least il11l ty per lellt
] he Pd ~~elgl of a postell savUlgs bl11 "eems absured
The
llOlhl and the senate have passed dJfrerent bllb, b11t the
chtterenCl~ all' not so great that they can not be eaSIly "Ironed
nut' b\ the confel ence commIttee
to \\ ham they ha\ e been
I efe1l ed 1hl plo"pecb
for the parcels po"t bIlls al e not so
10'0\
It 1" mOl e than doubtful
that defiUlte actIOn on that
me.1"UI e \\ 111be taken dUring the present se"bion of c mgress
DunnLi the month of },Iarch 1910, wholesale
pnces for
hou:-.ehold commoJlttes
were hIgher than any tlll1e 111the pI eced111g tv\ en tv ye.11s accord111g to a repOl 1. of the natIOnal
Ll1)()1 bUI e.1U That oU2,ht L) "lttle the ploposed creattOn of
.1 lelliti l0l11111l""llJn The 111formatton the commiSSIOn would
~eek t01 h .1heac!v 111 the 1.Ib01 bmeau d\adable
to Congre""
and the pre"lden t
] he Commel Clal 1'1 aveler'<; club of Spnngfield,
Ma:-.s, 111
a book J11"t b"ueJ, states that the commercIal travele1s of the
l:l11ted State,; n1111Jber 3,000,000
An Important
omISSIOn,
ho\\ e\ e1, In th}" connectIOn 111a ,;tatement of the actual numbel of salesman, of near salesmen and of occ.1slonal sale"men,
emblaced 111the club's enumeratIOn
A. telegl am from \\ ash111gton btates that more small
bl1ls
are needed
The eJltor of the Arttsan has entertaIned
a
That the l\lerchants'
aSSocIatIOn of '\ e\\ York IS an
su<;plclon
dUl111~
the
pel,;t
ten
years
th.1t
more
small
bIlls
effecttve orga11lzation is shoVvn by the anangement
01 ,,])Cclal
\\ ere needed e"peuellly on the days when the butcher,
the
lallroad lates to that cIty annoUllced on another page ot thl"
gl
Olel,
the
m111111e1
a
nd
the
launc!Jyman
"mght
to
obtain
theIr
edItIOn of the vVeekly Al tisan
The announlement
.1ga111
due"
suggests the q11e,;tion why shouldn't the men \\ ho \ lSlt GlancI
Rapids dming the fUlUltule ,;ales seasons have the benefit of
specIal rate,,?
If thel e is any \ II tue in the "bIg anc! bttle
01
::YIanagel s of the HarrIman
I alhoad" eVIdently expect that
long and short haul prinCIple apphed to freIght rates, It ,;hould
the raIlroad bl11 \\ III be fixed up all right or at least, that It
be apphed to pa,;senger lates abo and such apphcaUon \\ ouLl
\\ 111not 111terfere \'\ Ith bUS111e% to any mate1 ial extent
Last
gn e Grand RapIds and all othel CItIes the ach antages nmv enIionday
the\ placed orders for eIghty-five locomotives
to be
joyed by New York
deln ered 111October and November
WEEKLY
ARTISAN
Reproduced from a ChIcago Paper of Sunday, June 12, 1910
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WEEKLY
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ARTISAN
'1 he Ldble 1-' 38 x 44 \\ Ith extenslOn
It is extremely well
Ilbbed, \ er} thllk, glound off true and handsomely
finished
The table ttlts to 45 degree'o on heavy, durable, semI-machined
lunge"
1he degree of tIlt IS accurately
regIstered by gl adudted "e~ment and pomte1
'1 he table IS qtllckly and eastly
t1lttCl b} a cut gea1 and 1alk mechamsm
convemently
hcated
on flont of machine
A lock 1'-, provIded for rapIdly c1ampmg the tIlted table
It 1:0 qUlcker and ea:'i1er than the old style
"ll e\\
and nut method
The 1a1s111g and lowenng
of the
t,lble 1'-, dllomph-,hed
b} the large hand wheel on the front
New Variety of Saw Bench.
Here is type "F," the \ ery latest vanety saw bench made
by the CI escent l\lldcihme \Yorks, Grand RapIds, \llch
Ii is
the finest machme m ltS c1a"" on the malket today
1t 1"
constructed
wIth the table ralsmg and lowelmg to "eeUI e thl
cltfferent heights of the saw blade abo\ e the table ",mtale m
order that the arbor yoke may be statlOnaly,
pen11lttlng beltmg from above and below the floor as desIred
The base I" extremely heavy and ha., a lan~e beanng alta
on the floor
Thl" floor bealmg doe" nut mtel fel e \\ Ith the
ba.,e, the .,hatt u1 \\hlch entels the base at an angle and
opelates a pall at steel bevel gea1s whIch eastly and qtllckly
I alse OJ 10" el the table
The table yoke IS extremely
stIff
and ttavels III planed WdY WIth a glbb take up This provides
means fOJ lockmg
The table surface IS graduated
to 24
muhes
1he gauge.., are fOUl m numbe1, two cut off gauges,
one plam llppme, gduge and one t1ltlllg npplllg gduge.
The
ttltmg may be used on eIther SIde of the saw blade
ThIS
gauge IS prm 1ded WIth means to faclhtate
the easy and acCUIate tllimg' of fence
'1 hIS fence may be shd to front or
1 eal
.,Ides uf tahle tor u"e Ul elther p0':lltlOn
01
feet
The yoke IS bolted to the top o± ba"e b} mean" 01 10m
cap screws
ThIS permIts ad]ustlllg the) oke to allm\ fOI an}
weanng
out or altgnment
that may OCCU1m the boxes
Th'e arbor IS made of 1 and 5-16 mches ground cruuble
steel seasoned
The pulley IS 4Y;; A 5 y;; lllches tmned III "Ide
and outsIde and grooved means provIde for tmnmg
up elhl
play. The al bar IS left suffiCIently long to pen11lt the use at
a bonng attachment
at any tllne
The boxes are full 6 mche..,
m length lmed with best babbItt hand scraped to fit anc1.self otlmg from ample reservOJrs
Threaded
end of arhor 1., left
long enough to arccommodate a 2 inch dado head
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All state rooms are outslde and have runmng water, electric
lights and call bells.
For berth reservations call on or address R. C. DaVIS,G. P.
A , docks foot of Michigan Ave., Chicago, or P. Robbins, G. A.,
91 Monroe St , Grand Rapids.
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BARTON'S GARNET PAPER
Sharp, Very Sharp, Sharper Than Any Other.
SUPERIOR TO SAND PAPER. It costs more, BUT It Lasts Longer; Does Faster Work.
Order a small lot; make tests; you will then know what you are getting. WE GUARANTEE
SATISFACTION.
Furniture
and Chair Factories, Sash and Door Mills, Ra~road Companies, Car Builders and others will consult their own interests by using it. Allo
Barton's Emery Cloth, Emery Paper, and Flint Paper, furnished in rolls or reams.
MANUFACTURED
BY
H. H. BARTON & SON CO., 109 South Third St., Philadelphia, Pa.
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Red
GUIll
as a Furniture
Wood.
has--and
rIght now dnd for some time to come ItS populallty
is assured.
During the past year a gn:\at deal has been "ald and
written on the merits of red gum as a furniture wood
It has
Under the proper methods of CUrIng such as the Oberreceived many favorable comments,
it is true, too, that some
beck Brothers
Manu£acturing
company have in process, the
few adverse cntlcisms
have becn made, but such c,an only
na tural tendency
of gum to warp, twist and crack on the
come from those who have had no experience wIth the Vvood ene]" Vv hIle drylllg has been ehmlnated
entIrely
The gum
after the plesent
day method of treatment
and cUl1ng has
comes flom the kilns flat and commel clally dry, thus Increasbeen given it
Such treatment
rcnders It as fit to go 111to
1I1g its 'itrength and beauty by rea 'ion of letain111g all of Its
furniture of the highest gnaJe as any other foreIgn or domesOIlginal hfe and fiber
Re"t ac,surec1 that sufficient time has
tic wood known to manUfacturers,
and thIS without any exbeen gIven to its CUrIng awl treatUlent to make it eUl111ently
aggeration
Elsewhere
111thIS is::,ue are cut::, shOWing some
fit to serve the purpose £01 wI11ch It IS intended
In 01der to
of the bedroom
furDltUl e made by the Oberbeck
Brothers
more clearly demon'itrate
this condItion and estabhsh it as a
Manufacturing
company of Grand RapId::" \iVIS The'ie cuts
fact the Oberlbeck Brothers
l\lanufacturing
company guarangive but a slight Idea of the beautiful effects to be ploduced
tce
each
and
every
piece
of
their
red
guUl
furniture
and hold
by the use of red gum
themselve'i
responSIble £01 any deviatIOn UI the slightest way
The rare'it effect'i can be obtained
by fUlDl'ih1l1g the
from the al)Ove.
wood 111 its natural
fiDl'ih; thIS brings out the soft Siatin
Careful and eAhau"tn e 'itudy, long cxpcllence
and extone, the exquIsIte lights and shadows, and enhance'i a rcally
perImenting
111the
handlUlg
of
gum
and
the
exceedingly
great
beautiful fig ure, reta1l1ing all of its own delicate t111ting and
care and pains they gIve to the CUrIng thereof put them 1I1to a
blend1l1g of shade of colors
In the fullest sense, beauty and
pOSItion to know whereof they speak
There is absolutely no
nchness
exist 111 furnitUl e produced
in this wood
Clean
doubt about the worthine'is
of red gum
In rIchness of color
and classy. thIS line of red gum bedroom furniture
imprcsses
one profoundly
by its nght to go into hIgh grade furDlture
and beautiful blend111g I eel gum far surpasses all other native
Its strength
and durabilIty
can no long-er be questIOned
It woods and makes the k1l1d of furn1ture that creates a demand
ha" all that is necessary-all
that any other high grade wood
for itself
No.9-Porch
Large size.
ChaIr
Oak Seat. Green or MISSlOn FtnISh.
Weight, 20 pounds
RICHMOND
No. lO-Porch
Large SIze
Rocker
Oak Seat
Green or MIsslOn FinIsh.
Weight 21% pounds
CHAIR COMPANY,
No. l1-Porch
Settee
Seat 40 Inches long 17% Inches deep
Oak Seat
MISSlOn finIsh
Weight, 32 pounds
RICHMOND,INDIANA
Green or
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Special Reduced Rates to New York.
1\1clchants' I educed I atee., to ~ e\\ YOlk. City from '1'1 unk.
Lme and Central pae.,sengel terlltolles
ha\ e heen authOll7ul
for the fall. 1910, meetmg'3 of the \Ielchant:-,'
i\ssoclatlOn
ot
New York
The special I ate wl11 be a fare and one-half fOi
the round tllp, being granteJ
on the cel tlficate plan
1 he
lates wl11 be effeLtl\ e from each terntol}
on sixteen "elhn~
date", arranged 111 foUl e.,ellee.,of fOUl ead1, ae.,follcl\\..,
Trunk Lmc 1ellltOl}-]uh
IG-l<) \u~u..,t 13-1(J, \u~uc.,t
27-30 and Scptunhel
10-13
J Iltel n cla\ I cturn 1111l1t
Central
Pac.,e.,enger '1 ellltOl}-Jul}
9-12,
ruly 23-26,
August 6-9 and '\ugue.,t 20-23
rlllll t} da\ return limit
The e.,tate.., of \"e" YOlk l'enne.,d\a1l1a. \"e\\ ]er-e\, Delaware, :\Iaryland.
a lal ~e pal t ot \\ ee.,t \ 1T~mra. \ Ir~ll11cl
nOI th of anJ on the Ime of the Che'3apeake &. OhIO rail" ay,
and the Dhtnct
of ColumbIa, IS a lOugh geogl apll1cal <1ee.,cllption of Trunk LlI1e terlltOl}
The late does not appl} fl0l11
pomb less than 100 n11lee.,h om \" ew lork lIt}
The Central Pa.,e.,en~el ae.,e.,ouatlOn hae., jUIl"c1rLtlol1 ()\ II
pomts wee.,t of (but not mduchng)
Durtalo
\ la~ctl a 1 all.,
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This is one of our
popular Hotel chairs.
Our chairs are found
in all the leading
Hotels in the country.
The line includes a
very complete assortment of chairs, rockers and settees of all
grades; Dining Room
furniture,
Reed and
Rat tan
furniture.
Special Order furmture, etc.
A
complete hne of sample_ are di_played in The
Ford 8 John_on
BUlldlDl!,
1433-31 Wabash Ave •• inc1udlnl! a special display of
Hotel Furniture.
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All furmture dealers are cordially invited
to visit our bttilding.
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validation
of the return tnp
I cquued to secure the nece"saly
l ertlfica te \\ hlch ne\\ plan proved so popular, will again be
1 illo\\ eeI
Investigate
Made by Rockford Frame and Fixture Co •
Rockford. III
SuspensIOn Dndge and Salamanca, 1\ Y . Plthbuig
and \lleghany, Pa , Bellalle anJ \Ianetta,
0 , \\ hec1mg, Chaile'3ton
and II untmgton,
\V. Va.
and POll1ts on and north of the
OhIO nver and eae.,t of the ::\11Se.,he.,IPPInver, and "CJuth ot an
imagmary
Ime from Keokuk, Ia, to Chicago, 111, mcludmg
Cmcinnatl,
Lomsvl1le, all towns m Kentucky
on the Che"apeake & OhIO Ral1way, St LOUl". Keokuk, Chicago, e.,outhel n
peum'3ula of l\I1chlgan, and Canadian t~wns on the IfJ<J11gan
Central railroaJ and the Vvabash railroad
The ::V1erchants' associatIOn
of \ew
YOlk leJuceel fale
circular, which wl11 he b'3ued the lattel pal t of thIS month,
WIll also announce
that elunng the present Summer Season
Tounsts'
Fares somewhat
lower than the -;\ferchants'
fare
and cJne-half on the certificate plan. wl11 be m effect to 1\, e"
York from portl me., of Centlal pa"senger terntOly, pnnupally
the western
'3eetlOn. the I eturn 111111ton the tickets bemg
tl11rty days
The Circular ,,111 suggest
that merchant"
m
Central passenger terntory
commg to K ew York consult theIr
ticket agent to learn If the Summer Tounsts'
fare has been
authorized
from their town and, If so, If It is less in amount
than the merchants'
rate
The plan inauguratej
by The Merchants'
assocIatiOn of
New York last season, \V hereby only one viSit to ItS offices is
and Be Wise.
The Wisest man III all the world, KlI1g Solomon, said,
\\ lth all thy g-ett1l1g, get wisdom"
Much study IS a weannes" 01 the flesh, ancl of the mak1l1g of books there IS no
end'
~olomon \\ a'3 the wOlleI's ~reat Investigator
Thel e
\\ a" noth1l1~ on the eal th nor III the heavens that he dId not
\\ an t to kno\\
In these days, when men al e 1I11ltat1l1g the
bIrds; when thev arc talklllg through the aIr as well as fly lll~
through
It, when husllless competitIOn
b ,0 sharp,
and lll\ entlOns so numerous that a man may take hiS mornlllg paper
whIle eatlllg hIS bleakfast
and find he IS a back number, although when he \\ent to bed the night before he thought he
wac., 111 the forefront
of the Illle, it IS well to be constantly
111\ e"tlgatlllg
and as St Paul says
"prm e all things"
ThiS lIttle talk to the WIse readers of the V'{eekly Artisan
I" suggested
b} the letters of mqmry sent out by the Mc
Cashay Reg-Istel company of AllIance, OhIO. to several nartles
whv are USlllg the GranJ Raplc1s Veneer \Vorks new proces,
dl y kiln sIn
thi s letter they ask
First-What
per cent of lumber is saved on account of
the normal thickness
being mainta111ed and the absence of
"arpmg?
Second-\Vhat
increa"ed output, expressed in per cent, IS
obta1l1eel in the machme room as well as the cabinet room,
because of the lumber worklllg more easl1y?
Thlrd- \\ hat uercent savlllg IS obtamed III keeplllg saws
and kmves 111 proper worklllg- condition?
Fourth-What
percent
is saved 111 the expense of the
drvlllg process III the kIln)
For the answer to some of these questIOns look up the
Grand Rapids Veneer company's
"ad" 111 this issue of the
Weekly Artisan
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ARTISAN
The Santa Fe"s TimbeI' Experiment.
Smce the mstallation
of the pumpmg plant on the San
DiegUIto Ranch, owned by the Santa Fe raIlroad. rapId progress in the growth of the eucalyptus
trees has been made on
the PacIfic Coa:ot Several varietIes of the sugar gum planted
three years ago have reached a height of 18 to 20 feet and
from 15 to 16 inches in circumference
The sugar gum i",
bemg grown exclusIvely for tIC makmg purposes
The company expects to allow the trees to grow 20 years before they
are cut
It i" saIJ the sugal gum wIll defy the ravages of
tIme, as fence posts that have becn m the ground for 15 years
show no sign of decay
Other varietIes, such as the blue and
red gum, will he used for fcnce posts, fircwood and othel
needs of a great raIllOad
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worth about $1 each
Twcnty yeals from now they wiII be
worth a great deal more
Eucalyptus
culture demonstrates
that saplings wlII grovv from old tree stumps.
ThIS provides
for a second crop to be grown more qUIckly than the first
The blue gum is expected to make a yearly growth of from
12 to 15 feet a year dunng the first few years
The Santa Fe started in to grow the trees WIthout irngation, and so far has been successful
beyond expectations
HoweveI,
to insure a more rapId growth
recently
a large
pumpmg
plant has been m stalled.
Will Take a Day Off.
Members
of the C1l1c1l1natI FurnitUI e Exchange
wlll enjoy theIr twelfth annual outing on June 25 They have chartered the river steamer Kentucky,
whIch WIll leave at 8 '30 m
the morning and reach Glen Park at 11 o'clock
Dinner wIll
be served 1n the grove at the park and the afternoon
WIll be
spent with such games. c;ports and recreatIOns ac; may please
the participants
The boat will leave on the return tnp at
7 o'clock and reach home about 9 30
The committee
111
charge of the affair is composed
of Henry
Hoffeld, J E.
Dulweber,
Paul Schirmer, H. A Lloyd, F H Uchtman
and
John Wolf.
The San Dieguito
Ranch compnses
8,600 acres
It IS
one of the hlstonc spots of the country, lying in the valley
of San DiegUIto Rrver, five mIles east of Del Mar
Several
years ago it was purchased by the raIlroad company wIth the
hlea of establIshing
a mammoth
nursery
::\luch of the land
was rough,
hIlly and overgrown
wIth greasewood
The
ground
was first cleared, han owed and then prepared
for
planting.
Three years ago the first seedlIngs vvere set out
The company smce then has planted 500 acres a year
The
seedlmgs are set out eIght feet apal t m rows and the rows five
feet apart
ThIS proVIdes for the planting of 1,100 trees to the
The "Hello" Business.
acre.
vVhen about SI},. yea I s old many of the trees wIll be
There are now in the whole WOIld very nearly as many
thinned out. At that age the trees so cut out WIll yIeld three
messages sent by telephone as by letter; and, there are thlrtyor four good fence posts to the tree. WIth leavmgs for firetvvO tImes as many
telephone
calI-, ac; telegram"
In the
wood; bnngmg
m conSIderable
reveune
United States the telephone hac; grown to be the big brother
The th111ning process w1II be kept up untll about 200 tree;;; of the telegraph
It has six tImes the net earn1l1gs and eIght
are left on each aCI e of ground, whIch means several thoutimes the wire, and It tran"mlts
as many messagec; as the
sand tIes when they are e, entually cut 01 dmary tIes now a1 e combined total of telegI ams, letterc; and raIlroad passengers
CHOICE TOOLS FOR FURNITURE MAKERS
If you do not know the "Oliver" wood working tools. you had better give
us your address and have us tell you all about them. We make nothing but
Quality tools. the first cost of which is considerable. but which will make
more profit for each dollar invested than any of the cheap machines flood.
ing the country.
Oliver Tools
Save Labor
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Time
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Tempers
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"Oliver" New Variety Saw Table No. 11
W,ll take a saw up to 20' dIameler
Arbor bell IS 6' WIde
SendforCatalog "B" fordata on Hand Jointers, Saw Tables, Wood
Lathes, Sanders, Tenoners, Mortisers, Trimmers, Grinders, Work
Benches, Vises, Clamps, Glue Heaters, etc., etc.
OLIVER MACHINERY CO.
Work.
and General
Office.
GRAND RAPIDS,
at 1 to 51 Clancy St.
MICH .. U. S. A
BRANCH
OFFICES-Ohver
Macbmery Co .. Hudnon Tenmnal. 50 Church St. New York.
Ohver Maclunery Co. FIrst Nallonal Bank BwldIns. Clucago. Ill. Ohver Machmery Co •
PaCl6c BUlldms. Scalde. Wash. Oltver Maclunery Co .201.203 Dean,gate. Manchester. Ens
"OLIVER"
No. 16. Band Saw
36Inche ••
Made with or wilhoul
motor dnve Metal
table 36"x30"
Wdl
take 18" under 1 h e
SUlde- bits 45 dellJ"eea
one way and 7 degrees
the other way
Carne. a laW up to 1%1'
WIde_ OutsIde beanns
to lower wheel .haft
when not motor dnven
WeIsha 1800 lb. when
ready 10 sh,p
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New Buildings That Will Need Furniture.
ResidencesPhlladelphla,
Pa -John
F ReIchart, Sha vvmut and RIdge avenue, $9,000, P H Kell}, l\1ldvale avenue
anJ ThIrty-fifth
street, $23,000, R S Van Cleave, Land,,downe avenue and lelton stleet, $l-1-,lJOO,\VIlham P \1uench,
Broad street and Seventy-first av enue, ~7,500 MOIIIS Bhden,
20S6 Clearfield street, $6,200
New YOlk Clty-Mrs
H ~1cCarthv, 215 \Yest EH;htvseventh street, $25,000, John VIOlante, 367 Ea,t 181st "tied,
$40,000, Edward Hawle}, nab} Ion L I S)O 000 \\ 111Jam
Lechnyr, S46 Brook a\ enue, the Bran", $1-1-000 \\ Rockefeller. 5 East FIfty-fourth
"treet, $16 -1-00 T \ \
C I 0"" ;27
Fifth avenue, $5,000 l\frs G L Dodge 689 llfth a\ enUl,
$5,000, \1 llham II H yele, 66 Ea" t ~ 111etv-fil" t "tl cd S8000
ChIcago-James
Lvons, 394-!- \\e,t
\10111 le ~t1let, S2'
000, Ida SmIth. :;040 i\gatlte avenue $4,000, Cl H I humaml0
2960 Michlgdn a\ enue, $8,000, l\lrs Emma L} l11ILek -+810 c,t
Lawlence avenue, $20.000, John R Rabelt"on
100-+2 Led\lit
street, $9,000, H L Hutchens,
1301 Ro"dale a\ enue ::;4000
Ernest Hoehmc, 4507 La\HenCe a\ enue S3 ;00 \ugu-,t \\ olt,
351 Fullerston Parkway, $1'=;,000
Mllwaukee-Mrs
E Sle~ffled, C,1),.th,md Llo) d "t! eet"
$3,500, Mrs H \1 lese, fhlrty-n11lth and Chell\
~treets, $6,-
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'])0000, George F C01llgdn, 346 Lafayette
street, $8,000;
Jacob Ha""111gel, Eleventh
avenue and South EIghteenth
stleet, $7,000, Valent111e Mahret, 844 1ft Prospect avenue,
9;8,500, R A Heller, 827 De Graw avenue, $8,000, Vllo A
Galanti, 163 :-1alvern street, $3,500, Henry F Schuelke, 9
Gene\ a street, $4,000, Mrs LOUIse Powell, 25 Vernon avenue, $5,000, Dav Id Elm, Avon and Pesch1l1e avenues, $8,000
Ehzabeth,
N J -Jacob
A Slem, Jackson avenue and
Tulta "tleet, $S,OOO
Omaha,
)'\ elbr -Edward
Johnson,
Mason anel Thlrtyhbt streets, S20,000, C P Traver,
113 North Thirty-first
avenue, $18.000, L D Wllhs, 1136 Palk avenue, $14,000;
I aura f\ AtchIson, 3:;03 \Voolworth
avenue, $4,500, S B
Dov Ie, Cahfor111a an~l ThIrty-eIghth
streets, $8,000, E F,
ITO\\ e PaCIfic and Twcnty-111nth
streets, $10,000; Mrs Emma Boland, 913 '\ orth lorty-first
street, $3,000
Indlanapohs,
Ind- \V R RIley, 1819 Orleans
street,
$3,000, G C Jose, Hoyt and )'\ elson streets, $3,000; F, J
Hay, HIghland
dllve near Ruckle street, $3,500; Clara B.
\\ al d, 2101 HIghland place, $3,500; Mabel GIllum, Linwood
anJ \\ ash111gton streets, $3,500; Harvey
Ingram,
Garfield
(It 1\ e and Shelh) street, $3,000
Svracuse, ;\ Y -John
Ripke, 210 Greenway avenue, $4,-
Made by Northern Furmture
000; W 111iam Schll11dt, ThIrty-fifth and Llo} d st! eets $-+'=;00,
Frank Raasch. Clarke and v\ nght st! eets, $3,500, 0 J Stuerwald Brown anJ Forty-first
Stl eets, $4, SOO, MI S L Ruehl,
410 FoUl th avenue, $4,000
DetrOlt~Frank
VVItch off, L1I1coln and l\111wa ukee stl eets,
$4,500, Frank \V Palk, 417 Grummond street, $6,200,. John
Sweet, 618 Fourth stl eet, $4,000, Feltrty Barku111e, lort stJ eet
and Boulevard, $5,000, Geollge C L Lam ence, 300 C,tanley
street, $:;,600; GeOlge J l\1111er,Stanley and \\ 111"lov, ~t!cets,
DetrOIt, $3,250, George VV Croshy, 411 Tl1l111ct11
e,tleet $-+000,
F E Schultz, Cass and Columhla stl eet", $7, SOO J R Black
wood, Bouleval d near Cass street $12,000, \nna vlouhlman
Seyburn street and Kercheval avenue, $4.000, vldl \ S L) nch
Mt Eltot and Hastings street, $S,OOO
St LoUls-W
A Frantz, 0150 :-lcPher~()l1 a\ enue, $4,800
A L Morgens, 3929 Magnolta avenue, $10,000, James R
DaVIS, 5234 Cote Bnllianlte, $3.500, George Tomehe, 3914
North N mth street, $4,900, vV T Murph),
1624 Clara avenue, $6,000, r R Rice, 4069 Ohve street, $7,000, \ndrev\
DlIemeyer, 3615 North Twentieth
street. $4,500 , John J anssen, 5200 Flon"sant
avenue, $8,500, Dorothy Engleman, 8306
LUCIlle avenue, $6,000
Newark, N J -Morns
Lltvinoff, 164 II a\\ thO! ne a\ enue,
Co. Sheboygan,
WIS,
000 Charle~ I 111kel, 007 Stolp avenue, $3,500, Ella M
pel 11:; Eln1\\ood avenue, $4,500, Dr N. :l\Iulvey, 502
(Tenc ""ee :,treet, $3,000
Salt Lake CIty, Utah-M,
A. Reyser, 1404 East
South street, $10,000, T da Berkner, 343 South FIrst
"tl eet, $6,000, ::\lrs B H Hunt, 478 H street, $3,000
TupvVest
First
West
Seattle, \Vash - J ]7 Stelte, 2026 \Vest Seventy-eIghth
stl eet, $3,000, Max VVIllars, 4226 Seventh avenue, south, $3,OOJ, \ L O~horn, 4028 Pa"adena place, $3,000, MIS, Martha
Ro~" 120+ Howell "treet, $4,000
Kal1~as CIty, \10 -J 0 VVade, 4636 Tenace street, $8,000, \\ eh \Vlthers, Jr, 410 East]
11lrty-seventh street, $7,;00 \ E Tlhlmas, 32-1-1l\fontgall :-.treet, $7,000, BenJa111111
~helc1011,3308 Coleman avenue, $3,500
\lohlle,
Ala -Helen
Shamberg.
Hel cule" and Llvoak
<.,treeh, $3,000, vIrs 11 Mornson, Maryland and WIlkl11son
"tl eeh, $3 :;00, \1 F Bolton, 394 Kentucky
street. $4,000
Eugene,
Ore -L
H
StraHan,
Pearl
and SIxteenth
streets, $3,000, Ii t\ Soults, Fourteenth
and Mtll streets,
$3.000, \llsse" ELand
M L Hendricks, Nl11th and Oak
stl eets, $13250
James vValter", 202 Seventh street, $4,000
Oklahoma CIt}, Okla - T J Hawk, 1405 V\T est Thirty·
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eighth street, $5,000, F A Caldwell, 1213 West Twenty-first
street, $4,000
Little Rock, Ark - \N J Cotton, 400 Johnson street, $3,000, George C Naylor, 2815 HIgh street, $3,500
Wheellng,
W Va - \1rs
lVIary Reuchler,
154 Market
street, $3,000
Denver,
Col-H
L Hoffman,
1120 Race stJ eet, $4,000;
Alexander
Scott, 783 Columbine
street, $'),000
rs Saclte
Spaldmg,
South Pearl and Cedar streets,
$ ),500, l\Irs n
Habletzel, 421 J osephme stJ eet, $3,000
N orhlk,
Va -COl nella Sulll\ an, 608 Graydon
avenue,
$4,000, V\'allace Lail d, 720 \\ estm er a\Cnue, $7,000
Topeka,
Kan -Stanley
l\IedlIcott,
1226 F11lJ1lore street,
$4,000, Henry CRoat,
1125 Gal field street, $3,000, l\Irs
Anna V\Tmans, 709 Bramer street, $3,000
Fort \;\ ayne, 1nd-\Vanen
SmItley, 1518 Fast Crelght J11
avenue, $3,500; FI ank C\1n111S011,1208 T\ uttman avenue, $3000
Utica, NY-John
L Dorsey, 51 \Yatson place, $4,200,
DommlC Salerno, Blandma and Mlllgate streets, $6,000, Cy nl
Roberts, 21 Culver avenue, $3,000
,r
E Paso, Tex -Mark\1s
streets, $7,000
Samuels,
Kansas
HaIIlsbUlg,
Pa-George
\\ V\ 11son, 1317 Velnon
H DaI1mgton,
321 N 01 th Front
$3,000; BIshop James
$4,000
WichIta,
Kan -
\ndrew
\Val e, 63 South Topeka
street, $3,000
street,
street,
avenue,
$3,000, J C San, 630 ElIzabeth
Dallas, Tex -B
F Hmson, 317 Tenth
LIZZIe :l\IcCart, 725 South Ervay street,
CJlllespie, 188 Cole avenue, $3,600, M L Dabney, 505 ColumbIa avenue, $3,000
Evanston,
J1l-An11le
EScott,
1025 RIdge avenue, $6,000; A D OrVIS, 821 Judson avenue, $4,000
Peoria, Ill-Dr
S H0!1wit7, 480 South Bourland
street,
$6,700, Frank Hem7, 185 t'nn erslty avenue, $3,650; John
T Moran,
Elmwood
avenue,
LTplands, $4,000; Dr. J. P
Mahan, 303 North Elizabeth
street, $3,150
Miscellaneous
Buildings.11: J "Walsh is bUIlding a
theatre to cost $40,000 on Ken:oingston
dvemle, PhIladelphia,
Pa
The FIrst Baptist SOCIety of Seattle, vYa~h , are bUlldmg
a church to cost $150,000
Seattle,
vVash,
IS building
a
manual tramUlg school at a cost of $165,000
LIttle Rock,
Ark, IS buIldmg an addltJon to the Robert E Lee school at
a cost of $28.000
Rev Rabanus
Thill has charge of the
erection ,f a church in SIOUX CIty, 1a, at a cost of $75,000
The Elks of Hal risburg, Pa, are erectmg a temple that will
cost $60,000 The Rock Creek Baptnt
church, \Vashmgton,
DC,
is bemg remodeled at a cost of $20,000.
and RlO Grande
RIchmond, Va -Vngmla
II Hubbard, Clay anJ ThirtJeth
street, $4,000, 0 J DaVIS, 518 Chaffin street, $3,600, \Y ]
G11man, 227 Grace street, $3,000
$4,000, Mrs
$3,000, Dr A C
street,
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Always Prosperous.
Buchanan,
Mlch • June 15 -Manager
RIchards
of the
Buchanan
Cabinet company
repOl ts thIS year's business
as
the best ever.
He IS getting out a number of new patterns
m desks and kitchen cabinets, for the fall trade
He is also
gomg to put up a large wal ehouse on the SIde-track of the
Mlc111gan Central RaIlroaJ,
whIch rUllS from the main track
a quartel of a mIle avvay to the factOly so that cars may be
loaded from the warehouse
and save all cartmg
ThIS company has one of the best bUllt anJ mO:ot com e111ent1y arranged
fur111tUl e factones
in the country
and ha" enJoyed an unbroken pro,pellty
frOJ1l the first Jay 0f ItS eXIstence
MISSION FINISHED PORCH FURNITURE
GROWS IN PUBLIC FAVOR
Also grows the demand for
those popular effects, WEATHERED OAK, MISSION BROWNS,
MOSS GREENS, DULL BLACKS,
SOFT REDS, etc.
Effects not difficult to produce
for mere display; or for ordinary indoor use.
But don't forget the WEATHER.
This
new Porch
Furniture
is for OUT -door use; and ordinary
stains are not adapted to outdoor wear.
AURORA PORCH STAINS
are specially made to meet the new
need. They combine the transparent
beauty of high grade stain with the
weather-resisting qualities of first
class paint.
Practical. Can be used either
with brush or dipping tank.
To facilitate prompt attention,
address Desk NO.3.
MARIETTA PAINT AND COLOR CO.
MARIETTA, OHIO
24
WEEKLY
ARTISAN
Minnesota
Retail Furniture
Dealers'
Association
OFFICERS-PresIdent,
J R. Taylor, Lake Benton, Mmn , VIce-PresIdent, D R Thompson, Rockford, MlIIn ,
Treasurer, B A Schoeneberger, Perbam, Mmn , Secretary, W L Grapp, JanesvIlle, Mmn
EXECUTIVE
COMMITTEE-ChaIrman,
Geo Klem, Mankato, Mmn, 0 SImons, Glencoe, Mmn, W. L
Harns Minneapolis, Minn ,C Daluelsoll, Cannon Falls
BULLETIN
No.
146.
ANAL YZING ANOTHER TRADE EVIL
Is
It
a Golden
Pot
at the End
Business
of a Rainbow
Methods?
Weare
feadul that the readel s of our department
may
think because we are contmually
plctunn~
the darkest sIde
of bU~Iness condItIOns, that we are aitogethel
too pe"sll11lstlc
In our ideas
On the contI ary, we belre\ e m 0]'tlm1o>m and
we chensh all hopes for' a bnght
dnd prosperou"
tutule In
the commercIal worlJ
Had It not been for that true SpUIt at
optimism, we woulJ tIme and tIme agaIn. have become tIred
in our efforts to create better business condItIOns
Long a~o
would we have ceased In our endeavor to arouse the IndIfferent and do-not-care
merchant
to the real condItIons of affall 0
and to the lurkIng danger that surrounds
hIm and hIS bUSIness
However, we are stIll optImIstIc and the officer::, at OUI
as'SociatIOn belreve that It IS OUI duty to expose anvthmg
commg to notIce, that mIght have a detnmental
effect on the
prosperity
of our members
Now that we have soh ed the mall ordel ploblem to the
satIsfactIOn of the maJonty of our members, and n)\\ that \\ e
can truly say and are assUled that \\e can \\1ll III al1\ phclSe
of this sort of competItIOn, we belre\ e It our Jnt\ iJ tUI n
our attentIon to the next great pI'!blem that confront-, u~ and
whIch appears a ten tImes greater menance to the fUI nltUl e
husJness.
\Ve mean the soap, tea, gi ocel y and kll1clred club
eVIl., We hal dly belreve that there 15 a smgle 1 e'lcler of tll1 s
department,
who has not felt tll1S phase of competItIOn more
or less, espeCIally dunng the last SIX months
You are surpnsed
that your old customers
begm to lose,
that old tIme loyalty that they have always g1\en yOU and
now you find that every once In a whIle, a pIece or two of
fur111ture goes Into theIr home
And yOU mal \ el why It 15
so. You are stIll more surpnsed
when you learn that those
111ce pIeces of furl11tul e ha\ e blought
WIth It, to } Oul UIC;tamer $10 of other \ alue, such as soap, tea", coffee.,. etc
When you lealn that, It begIns to smk 111, \\hele
It
hurts, because If you study thI'S problem cartfull},
and WIthout preJudIce. you WIll be made to real17e, that they are really
gettIng
more value for theIr money, than you cauld hay e
gIven them
Is It any wonJer that they dre more Inclll1ed
to trade with other~, when they can get a $20 \ alue, whIle} au
on the other hand only gn e them $10 worth of frlll11ture
They may be yrlUI bec;t fnendc;, but the facts remams that
fnend ShIp cea'Se'S as SO,J11a" they dl 'SCO\er that theIr money
does not go as far In your store, a" In others
If you have haJ your ear to the ground and 1£ vou hay e
been espeCIally watchful.
you WIll have notIced the mcreasIng number of magaZInE
'ads" anJ the Increas111g force af
SolICItors In your commu111ty, 'Spread1l1g the gospel of $20
of value for $10
As a con"equence,
we find a contInudl
"tream of thIS class of good" and merchandIse
findlllg ItS way
111to all towns, large and small
In many place", the"e club"
number by the hundreds
and there IS scarcely a commlmlt}
that has not come wlth111 the scope of the"e club"
Our reaJers who may not happen to be 111(lose touch
WIth the soap clubs may ImagIne that we are ovelestImatIng
thIS evIl
For theIr benefit, we WIll say that sooner or later
you WIll lrsten to statements
lIke thIS
"I can buy thIS, that.
or the other thIng, for whIch you are askmg me $10, and I
can ~et enou~h teas, soaps, coffees and e"tracts
to last m}
or
Is
It
Scientific
famIly for several weeks, and not be out any more than you
are a"k111g- me"
Lei''S carryon
the analysis
a lIttle further
Say you
are "h0\\ mg- an AllwIn CollapSIble go-cart
The cart IS all
ng-ht. lu"t the thlllg wanted and pOSSIbly, to make it more
certaIn. } au Intorm the customer, that today you WIll sell the
g-o-cart at a bargam and you name the pnce that this artIcle
usually
carnes
However,
your customer,
who is reading
soap-dub
lIterature,
cannot see It that way and probably
\\ 111 exclaIm
"\Yhy, Mr, don't you know that I can get an
\lh\ m cart and filled WIth soaps and coffees for about that
"ame pnce?"
On the other hand, your customer
may not be so bold
as to offel hiS opmIOn so freely on a subject, that he kn,JWs
\\ 111 hm t your
fee ltngs and he tells you that he will think It
0\ el and
oee vOU later
As he leaves your store pOSSIbly
ne\ el to appeal dgd111, he has had, at the expen"e of the merchant, one of the most practIcal lessons of the value to him of
the soap club methods
that could hay e been taught
him,
d11c1\\ hlch he I'S not \ ery apt to forget soon
"ow 11 these condItIOns are true and we challenge anyboJ} to pro\ e It otherWIse, how IS It that such conditIOns
hay e CIept mto the melcantrle
world?
Let me tell you somethmg- \To matter \\hat kInd of a pro pOSItron you'le exploitmg,
do not forget that unless you make good, you WIll be a faIlure
Doe"n't the phenomenal
growth of the Larkm concern prove
that thev are makmg good?
If you WIll stop to look into
thIS problem as bu smess men should, } ou WIll probably
be
made to realtze that thel e must be some fundamental
prinCIple
hack of It all Let thIS thought smk Jeep mto your mmd
\\ hrle thus far, \\ e have been gIV111g-the greater part of
OUI tIme m ')oh m~ the mall order problem, yet we have not
neglected
thI~ end df onr \\ork and have been workmg
to
find a \\ a} to C01rect th1o. evrl or rather to pnt onr members 111
a pOSItIOn, ')--1 a') to protect themselves,
for the last three
vear~
"\s officer" of thIS aSSOCIatIon we deeply deplore the
fact that the Jobbels
of our country
have allowed
these
~Lheme" to gam snch a footholJ
as they have attained
and
\\ hether the} \\111 e\ el be able to remedy thIS, only the future
can tell
'\0 don1Jt \ ou ask the questIOn what has made it
pOSSIble fOl the"" ~()ap and glocery
clubs to assume such
power~
~othmg
more or less than the cutting out the waste
m gettmg the supplv and "econd theIr method of carrying on
hu "mess
\Ve the small dealers of the country can not contmne to hold our place In the mercantrle world If we contmuc
to buy m the round-abont
way, that IS generally thru agents.
Of course we mUot not foro-et that these soap and grocery
club., hay e selected a lrne of merchandIse
that carries a long
]Yofit
TI11t th1s doe~ not alter condItIOns
If our patrons
al e 111 the habIt at paymg 10, 15, 25 cents for a standard
e'(t! act pel f11me, tOIlet al trde or washsoap,
and we all know
that the a\elage
home pa)" from 25 to 35 cents for theIr teas
and coffee", It \\ III make no dIfference to them whether that
artIcle carne" a lon~ profit or not. They do not know nor do
they care what the profit IS, on such articles as long as they
are standard,
01 a" long as they
have to pay that whenever
they b11y It
SO IS It al1\ \\ onder m this day of high lning when the
WEEKLY
ARTISAN
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average housewife must do everythmg she can to economIze
that she becomes an easy vIctIm to any scheme or pollcy that
WIll bnng to herself the necessary al tIcles that he must have
m her househdld and at the same tIme can fur111~h her home
wIth many artIcles that she never could dream of havmg
otherwise. Of course not, she IS 100k111g at the dollars as
every good housewIfe should.
So If you really want to get at the bottom of thIS, lust
look around m your commulllty and you wIll not have to go
far before you wIll see many a mce artIcle of furmture, rugs
or ornaments
which has been secured thru this soap and
grocery club medJUm
2S
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The Hff and Hff Line
Weare
aware of the critIcIsm that we are '3ubJect to and
to the "ba-haw" that certam mterests wIll brmg up because
we have expressed ourselves thus and because we intImate
that the prIncIpal thmg that makes thIs method possIble 1'3
thru the natural old tIme busmess method, the Jobber, etc
But brother dealers, to these cntlclsms we would ask, '" hy IS
it that a mercantlle firm can give twenty dollars worth for
ten (don't think for a minute that they are not domg it) unles'3
they are able to get theIr source of supply at a figure that we
the small dealers, little dream of
For If they dId not they
certamly could not make the profit they do thus bringmg to
life the big problem we arc now facmg
We have gone far
enoug'll into thIs problem to find that if we can do as they Jo,
that we can gIve $20 value for $10 and stIll make clear profit
upon every $10 you receive
We beheve we have given you enough to thmk about
this week and while we hold out that there is an ample remedy for thIS eVIl yet we are fearful that the remedy for It is
such that it will create a still stronger oppositJOn than has our
co-operative plan
If this remedy hes, however, In the ,,:cope
of scientific busmess method, then It wIll \'\1m, no mattel
who it hits, and who ever creates a new conchtJOn for those
whom thIS may effect wlll have to finJ the way to make it
po~slble for these soap and grocery clubs to eXIst
The last thought we wish to leave you is that we the
small merchants everywhere have had no part m the makmg
of these conditions and while we have Illustrated the effects
of this evll upon the furniture business, yet it does not stop
there, because they use every kmd of an article that goes
mto the home for general, or for personal use
So we ask our readers to g-et a Larkm's book, study Its
pages daily as we are domg and remember what we have saId
and we are sure you will say WIth us that thIS ev II IS the
naughtiest
problem that the small merchant of thIS country
encounters
Yours truly,
THE CO::\L\lITTEE
OK THE SOAP CLUB EVIL
BuffetS?1
__ _---
Tile ------Line That .Everybody
Buys
.....
Seasonable Furniture for the Dining Room. Music
Room, Parlor, Boudoir, Dressing Room, Hall and
Bath Room.
Association Advertising Helps.
(See Palle 26.)
A member writes "I llke your system of advertlsmg, because I have found that it is so very, very hare! to get tIllS
kind of descriptIve matter set up properly m a small country pnntmg
office. N111e times out of ten, If they are not
watched closely, they wlll use type for descriptIve
matter
about five times as large as necessary
I11'3tead of pUtt111g
wnting at the side, they cut 111the rmddle and descnptJOn
below and by the time I am through WIth the ad, the space
alone, has generally cost me as much as your units cost me
TherefOl e I am very enthusiastic
over thIS ASSOCIation help
and hope that our members will support thIS movement, so
that It will grow and give us everyth111g we need along this
hne. I prepared a large circular, newspaper
SIze, lay111g It
out, prIcing them and by US111gthe U111tsystem, It took only
forty minutes to prepare it
If I had undertook
to have
wntten up this myself, It would have taken me almost a day
to do It It not only saved me my valuable tIme, but I find
that I can get my cIrcular pnnted for Just half what I used to
I have thus saved 111this one instance more than my assocIation expenses cost me 111the last two years"
If one of our
members could do thIS why can't the others?
ThIs only goes
to show the value of our aSSOCIation advertlS111g helps, and It
will work for you just as well, If you gIve It a chance
But
remember, you have got to do your part
Use them
ADVERTISING
COMMITTEE
~
Chma Closet 866
Fullline shown in the Furniture Exhibition Building,
Grand Rapids, also in Chicago and New York. Send
for our New Catalogue No. 38.
Rockford Frame and
Fixture Co.
Rockford
Illinois
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WEEKLY
26
ARTISAN
Minnesota Retail Dealers" Association
Advertising Helps.
BULLETIN No. 146.
COBBLER-SEATED
SOLID OAK ROCKCR'
1'13-700-6
"'A n eat
bttle rock
er made at
"hlte
oak
wIth cob
hler - seat
fhlS cbaIr
has
rod
ded
arm'
and
bolt
and
nut
construct
Ion whele
the
arms
fasten
to
~r:
rsta
stretcber
that
runs
under the
I
I
seat
Embosslllg IS verv deep and clean
cut. turnIngs
are smooth
and 1t IS In
('very way a deSIrable rocker
A very fine
lookIng
chair at a low prICe
KITCHEN
FJnl'ih and everythmg
"bout thIS are of
the, ery best.
A very comfortable
chair
$M.EF
( 1
PI]
t
\ It]
l\]lp
Hie
thou t t \ pe
ot PO(h ..el
t)
(
"1
e
HIGH-BACK
CHAIR
II
Unlt
wIth
type
40c
Cut wIthout
t, pe 25c
Price
of ChaIr
to members
BROAD
but It docs not 'hm\
Jt as someUother
cllcap
LhdllS
do
~lde PO'-lts are o;,tron~
and neMly tUl ned 'cat slOoped out and
...,}l'lpcd m tldn~ It a 'Lry
conlfort'lblc
Slttlllg ehall
WeIght about lOjJounrls
"Jtll
l,pe
\\lthout
PIlre
of
40c
t\pe
ChaIr
THESE
25c
to
$ .PE
mcn1bers
SPLENDID
1J nIt WIth type
40c
Cut WIthout
type
25c
Price
of arm chaIr to members
Price
of dmer
to match
Price at
$E.XP
$M.RO
@Ul'
1 11 IL
ROCKER
A heavy spmdle under the arms, pas~E'd
thru the heavy ~eat, makes It rIgId 'I'h",
handsome
rocker IS worth tWICe what WE'
ale a"klllg for It.
Umt
WIth type
40c
Cut WIthout
t;\ pe 25c
Price
of Rocker
to members..
$ .FF
BEAUTIFUL LEATHER BliCK AND LEATHER
SEAT DIP/ER
storeD
1 mt WIth type
40c
Cut Without
type
25c
Price of chairs
to mE'mbel s
$X.Ml'
F 18 No 218-3-4
ThiS rIChlooklllg rock
e r, made 0 f
h a r d wood.
fimshed
, In
the beautIful
AmerIcan
quartered
oak
Has
three
he"vy
spIndles
under
e" c h
drm
Arm..,
"'e
fastened
to back PO&t
by
extra
heavy
screw
and are also
notched
out
1 uNo 17,))bub
ThlS
bl'JutJful
bo"
seatflontdlner,
J S
made
WIth genulnr
leather
bJck
and blat
I,
mad, ot white
OJk .• r,n,sh,d
In golden
o<.1k
or P] e In I ...h
oak. Full Sl~cd chaIr
wt
about
17 Ibs
The fimsh and
constructIon
are the best,
and the
upholstering
These chall~ are made of 'elected
oak,
upholstered
>11th genume No 1 leather,
qu"rter
sawed back, rIch golden
gloss
fimsh. se"t mort l'ed and scr, >led together back legs bo !ted to 'eat makwg
,ery
llgid conslructlOn
"WeIght about 15lbs
:B nil s 7
has an eleg"nt]y
shaped scat
and'"
Ju,t tl 0 r ght Lllghu to -be very
comfortable
StrIctly
h1g!J-g 2,(0 C c)Ity
Newestc.eSJgn
Sears Roebuck prICe at fBCl,::Y"Y
('5
F181ght lOv C'vvtlngand::ol
s~ ~0
Os
1 13 ~o
Price at our sto::"o
BACK
made
of
wcll~oa,'"onedelm
ha~
golden oak hm,1l
NotIce
top sl"t
1'i
,ery
rIchl V
dccOl"ted
an ('
hd" fdncy turneec
"pmdlc,
stretcher" Mound
boltom
m"ke
It a
,ery
strong
dnd
subst"ntlal
evel y d"y chall
good for h.1rd U"-G
Genuine No. 1 Leather
Seated Arm Chair
I
Price at our store
Pmt
",tll
type
40c
Cut "Ithout
t\pe
25c
FIH e of Rocker
to menlherr.,
e "( t r at" strOll,""
(ut
FI3-No. 161l-5L.
ThIS neat htt! e
arm chaIr, ......
Just
the thmg for read
mg ard takmg
comf rtwhenycu
ale tIrEd It has
a genUIne No.1
lea the r sea t
French front legs
stn:tcher underneat.h chaIr bottern. ard In evuy
',r:.ya goed, subslaptml chaIr. If
you ",II put thIS
on the floor WIth
a Eample the mall
or ler chaIr, you
WIll be convinced
at once that you are gettIng a g;reat bargaIn, and
a cOllfortable. up-to-date cha r t) Elt In.
I
Fl"'\u
2") Agooc1
l\ltrhen
or dlnInd' room
chal1
1mt
$ .EF
181
DINING-CHAIR
a nIce,
deep,
rIch,
golden oak fill1sh. Note seat IS saddle
f]lHSh. Also t"ke notIce of the turned
spIndles
In back of chair.
Usually
1'1
bow-back chaIr~ tbe spIndles In back are
stralgbt.
TbiS Is an exceptIOnal bargalU
$M.FF
l1H111lJel"-,
F18 No. 35
T b 1 S b a wback kItchen
chaIr, IS made
of bard wood
bas fou r turn
ed spmdles In
the back,
It
also has two
StIE'tl hers all
around
bottom makIng
It solId, and
not apt
to
come apart as
chans
frequently
do
1.' hIS
chaIr
has
FI3-N 0.3453
-6. ThIS "ttracilve
&
neat arm
rocker
1S
made of solId oak and
has pohsh
fimsh WIth
a quartered
back. ThIS
chair is a
good large
SlZa rocker.
and
con~
struchon
of the very
best. Is m
golden oak I
fimsh Turn
sp i n dIe s
throughou t
Made
espeCIally for
heavy people. Avery
fine looking chair at a very low PrIce.· Don't
mISS It. Here is your good chance to buy an extremely valuable chaIr at a low prIce.
I
1 nit
UnIt wIth
type
40c
Cut wIthout
type
25c
Price
of Hocker
to members
BOW·BACK
F13 No. 750
T hIs
cob b I erseat rocker m a de
wltn
bolt
constructlOnwhere
the
arm
fastens
to
b a c k of
post
Has
turn spmdIes thruout.
Note
the
rod
runmng
under ~eat
ThIS gIves
It a very
rIgId constructlon.
-b
Solid Oak Arm Rocker
u,t ani plIable
'IIY a sct ofthesechalls
d find out tl,eIr real ,aIue
'Iheyareof
he ven best to 1)e haC' In thiS killd of
L
<1Jr
Umt
"Ith
type
40c
Cut Wllhout
npe
25c
Price
of chairs
to members
Pll( e of arm
chaIr
to match
each
$M.RQ
SEND ALL ORDERS TO THE SECRETARY, JANESVILLE,
MINN.
$A.OX
$E.XP
WEEKLY
A LIVE FURNITURE MANUFACTURING
ARTISAN
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TOWN
All Establishments
Have Prospered
Shelbyville, Indiana.
27
Shultz &. "irsch
at
Company
NEW LINES TO BE EXHIBITED IN GRAND RAPIDS AND CHICAGO
ManUfacturers of
A Model Factory Erected by the C. H. Campbell
Furniture
Company.
HIGH GRADE BEDDING
1\ ~tranger arnving 111a prom111ent CIty of the golde,l \\ c"t
asked a passer on the street for directIOn to the CIty hall
"You
walk two blocks east, then turn to the nght and w411, to tIlt'
bridge.
After you have crossed the nver turn to th9 left and
walk one block. You can't help but 1\1~SS It," the ~ownsman
replied.
I
The wnter had a ellfferent expellence 111ShelbyvlllF
F111ding himself out of the beaten path he asked of a rdident
direction to the factory of the Davls- Birely Table Fompany.
"Walk north one square, then walk westward
on~ SqUdl e
The
build111gs and
yards
cover
three
or
foulr aCl-CJ
You couldn't miss It if you tnee!."
The townsman spoke in
enthusiastic, appreciative terms
He thought it was a ~ne th111g
for Shelbyville to possess a plant so large as that of t~e DavisBlrely Table company.
HIS pride in the factory and hiS home
town is creditable to his 111telhgence. And there are ma.ny more
111Shelbyville hke him.
I
While the subject of furmture
factories is unde~ consideration, the new factory of the C. H Campbell Furniture company should be remembered
It is located in the western factory district of Shelbyville upon a broad plateau overlooking
the city. Mr. Campbell spent much time 111the study of factory constructIOn and eqUIpment and when his plans were perfected, the work of erection proceeded under hiS personal direction.
The ma111 factory conta111S 75,000 square feet of floor
"pace-the
factory recently vacated contained 32,000.
The
dry bIns have a capacity of 200,000 feet of lumber-the
capacity of the old kiln is 100,000. The bUIldings are substantially
constructed of bnck, provided with spnnkler:'>, a mammoth elevator, an electric generator and all conveniences needed for rapId and economical operation
The machinery is motor dnven
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STAR,o~H~~:~"~T ~~:'.p:sO~P ANY
I
II
I
(PATENT APPLIED FOR)
We have adopted celluloid as a hase for our Caster Cups, makmg the
hest cup on the market.
CellulOld IS a great Improvement over bases
made of other matenal
When It ISnecessary to move a piece supported
by cups with cellulOid bases It can be done with ease, as the bases are per
fectly smooth CellulOld does not sweat and by the use of these cups
tables are never marred
These cups are timshed m Golden Oak and
White Maple, timsbed ltght
If you Will trll a sample order of the,e
good, you
~_..._._fob
WIll
dtslrt to handlt them In quantltlts
PRICES: Size 2~ Inches
Size 2~ mches.
Grand Rapid,
.. $5.50 per hundred.
4.50 per hundred.
TRT A SAJlPLll ORDER
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UPHOLSTERED BOX SPRINGS and CURLED
HAIR MATTRESSES A SPECIALTY
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and the dust remov111g apparatus effinent
~Il goods shipped,
whether in car lots or open freight, are loaded on C\ sid111g and
the open freight shipments are sorted at the depot
There IS no
cartage expense to be met
Mr. Campbell commenced the manufacture
of hat racks
twenty years ago, in a modest way, but hiS bus111ess grew rapIdl) as the result of £;ood workmanship,
good deSigns and the
employment of fair methods 111the transaction of buslDcs:,>. Hall
furmture was added 111later years and at present, With a manufacturing
capaCIty more than double that of the old plant,
he is add111g a l111eof desks for ladles
1\1r Campbell Will exhibit a full line of hall furniture
and desks 111Grand Rapids
and his l111eof hat racks at 1319 ]V:I1chlgan avenue, Chicago
The Conrey-DaVIS Furmture
company have completed a
very successful year of business and prepal ed many new patterns of extension table" and novelties for thc faIl season of
trdde which Will be found on sale 111Chicago and Grand Rapids
The company wJ11 Issue a caidlog 111the near future
The DavI~-Bllely Table company Will exhibit between five
and six huneh ed pattern:'> 111 the KI111gman build111g, Grand
Rapids, and at 1319 J\Ilchlgan avcnue, Chicago
The l111e of
hbrary table~ I" almost entirely new, and deslgnel Elchelsdoefer
has made lt the greatest sinde of hiS hfe It numbers 1;,\"0 hundred
patterns, in oak, mahogany and walnut
An extensive line of
miSSIOn work will be a feature of the exhibit
In parlor, chamber and hall tables there vnll be a great vanety of styles and a
Wide range of prices
ThiS great estabhshment was developed by its present owner:'> from a modest foundation laid upwards of twenty-five years
ago and It is I ecogl11zed as one of the most important in the
country.
The D. L. Conrey Furniture company will exhibit their excellent line at Chicago and Grand Rapids as usual.
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Stow & Davis Tables Possess individuality---
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That sterlmgquahtyth'lt appeals to buyers everywhere. Even the novice appreciates the exquisite601shon our tablesthe expert can see that the materials,workmanship,and thousand and one
detailsof constructionare right- right by the rigidGrand Rapids standard
of excellenceIII fur01turemakmg.
Let us prove this to you at our exhibit,4th floor, Blodgett
Bldg., of
Diners, BanquetTops, Office Tables, Directors' Tables and Bankers' Suites complete
STOW & DAVIS FURNITURE COMPANY
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FACTORY METHODS.
Some Interestin2 Ohservations hy a 'V riter
the Woodworker.
for
"1herc 11cl\been C011'iH]e1,\bk \,ud1\1 thl \\ uud-\\ llku " lol
umn\ about cl01l1£; \pec1,tl k1 H], ot \\ 01k ,me] "U111l \ tl \ 111
aemous c1ev1ce~ have heen 11lnst1ated f10111tnne to tnne
I hb
e"Achange of 1de,\\ ,mc1 ne\\ \\ 1l,lkleo 1, \ el \ hend111,d tu ])()th
young dnd old
1 have been \\a1t111£;anA1m~h t01 \Oml 01 the
11101
e able \\ nte1 s to :;:;1\e t1'- el bt u "h up on the i Ur111tm, idC to \
'UUjlct but a, mo,t ot them "eem to hay e otbe1 fi"h to t1 \ 1
\\ 111endeavor to p01nt out ,0111e of tbe 11100tC0111monell 01" C"
Ft1l1g 111present-d,\\ methods
In the hrst plel! e 1\1tho age oj l0111IKtJtl J11 It I" ,11bo]utch
nele~san
to be eqmppee] \\ Ith muckrn mall1111el\ and LIllhtl~"
for hanclhng the V\01k and even \\ Ith these th111g, elt b,ll1 I thc
n1ctnufactm el cannot expect 10 meet \\ Ith 111ulh Ulle'-, un1c"
the1 e IS a practIcal"
,tem oj d0111g l111n2," dml It h ,1])C111t
tIll,
0) stem ancl the conehllOn, perta11111u:;thel eto th,lt 1 \\ hh to con
fine m) remark,
Probably 111the meehul1l ane] lheap c1a,,,e, of £m mtm C the
keenest compet1tlOn e"lsh
,Inel hel e the \e1 \ Iceo oj d pI ac1Jc.l1
ancl S) stematlc foreman al e a nece"lt\
Thu e ,1.1 C a £;rlat
many factones malone; medltlm ,me! lhe,lp ft1lnJ( llll \1111ch 11C
po\\cssed of f01emcn \\ho are nel1hel 1Jl,1c1Jl,tl nm "\,,tt1l1eltlC
th1~ be111g eV1dencee! b) the de2,lCe of ,nccee,
thc, hen e 0])
td111ed
\OW let us cOn\lclel the lea\on:o fO! tl1C\e manu[dl
tUl er:o se1ect111gsneh men
In the fil st place the) cannot secm e a man 111 thlll 0\\ n \]C1111tyfor the \\ dges the) offe1 and the eOl1l!ttIJn\ the\ l11'hl
on, so the) ae!vert1~e for a . \\Ork111g [Oleman,
ane! a:o ,nch an
OFFICE
OF CITY CLERK.
Wichita, Kansas, June 3rd, 1910.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that bids will be
received at the office of the City Clerk up to 9:00 A.
M., on June 20th, 1910, for furnishing seats for the
Forum.
Plans and specifications for seating said
Forum can be had at the office of the City Clerk.
Bidders will be required to submit sample chairs
prior to date of opening bids.
Bidders will be required to enclose a certified
check in the amount of $500.00 as a guarantee of
good faith.
Commissioners
reserve the right to reject any
and all bids.
Wm. Sence, City Clerk.
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GR~~~fc~~DS.
dch (rt1 ~ement cloe' not appeal ,er) 111V1t111g
to the 1110Stable
,md ]JlOfillent men 11 1he fur1111ure bU\1l1ess, the result IS they
cn2,age the be't they can ~eU1re for the wages etc, usually get
t111~ d man not elt all SUIted to he job-but
they seldom ackllCl\\lecl2,e theu m1,take untIl dftCl the) are out of busmess.
"0 douht the~e manufacturerc
:otdrt out Vv Ith really good intentlOn, but one trouble 1\ they do not reahze how Important
I Ie,tlh good 101lm,111 hand
111fix111g hiS remunerat10n they do
not ,j', ,I lule attach 111uch value to hIS mechdmcal gemus or
l "ecnt1\ e db1htll s but ,ll e ~O\ erned largely by the amount of
altnal Idb01 he h able to pel form thmk111g tl1dt b1a111Sare rec,t Ired o,lh 111the offile eml of the bu:ome:o\
()cl,l~lOnalh
"ulh manager\
have the good fortune to selUI e a I ealh £;ooe! mdn bLlt the) :ooon attach so 111dny stnngs
to him he 1\ unable to accomphsh very much m the way of ret01111 ane! soon 10,eo 111te1e\t m the work
One reason IS, they
lan110t keep from lmttmg nt the ~ V\ ant to know the whys and
\\ hel eto! e" ot e, en move he makes
N 0\\, there are scores of
lIttle th111g, a jOi emall does thelt requll e longer to explant to a
man \\ ho b not d mee hamc than It takes to do them, beSIdes,
It IS ,en annO\ 1112,to the foreman
\nothel I ed\On IS If he IS hIred b) the month or year, they
l111a£;111e
they al e be111£;robbed If he has a few hont s to himself
111 the \\ a\ of ,1 ::"aturc1ay afternoon
or a hohday, dnd they conlOct ,dl mannel of schemes to have a job f01 hIm on such occa,10lJ, that he ldnnot vel y \\ ell refuse to do
Kow, thIS method
ot £;Citl 12, \\ 01k out of a good foreman IS to be condemned, for
he \1 III soon 1eah7c that mechamcal sk111,md good eel Y1CeSare
not elP]JleClated and ell the fir~t opporlu11lty WIll depart for a
more lOJ1[;e111dlsltuatlOn
Let m nO\\ lons111er what the concht1Ons should be in the
1110cler1 fnr11lture factm) for the busmess to be a success
The
fil ~t 11l1pO!
tant lh111g IS to have each employe's dutIes defined,
f(11 t]J1, 1~an age of ,peuahsts
There should be no overlapping
of anlhollt,
the hedd\ of clIffe rent depal tments should know
\\ hat h expectee! of them, and be' responsIble to the owners for
all \\ 01k donc unclel their superv l\lOn
~ll m del s to the dIfferent dep,lllmenh
\hould come duect from the office
For in\t,mce, "hen a job IS billed to lhe mach111e department, each subseCluel1t clepclrtment \houlcl reCe1ye a copy of the order.
ThIS
a\ Ole!\ the nelcs~li\ of one foreman hav111g to gIve orders to
,molher \\ l11ch h "en apt to Cduse hU11to become OffiC1OUSand
then, b\ credte £ncl1011
fhe l1ext 1mportdnt thmg 1s d good ~ystem m each department dnd111 orde1 to dccomph~h thiS the hedcl of each department
reCjUlleo the co operat1On of the office for It i~necessary that the
offile keep 111touch WIth the dIfferent c!epdrtments, and Y1Ce
ver,d
It IS Impos\lble to lay clOWI1an) hard and fast rules in
ll£;ard to the detall\ of the system eldopted, as fac1ht1es and conchtlOlF are so c!lfferent, ane! what may be a success 111 one place
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The PROUDFIT P 8 BINDER for Blue Prints9 Photos and PhotoJ!ravures
has been adopted with success by the following firms and many others
Wolverine Brass Works, Grand Rapids
GI and Rapids Brass Wks, Grand Rapids.
MIChigan Chair Co , Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids Chatr Co , Grand Rapids
Berkey & Gay Furniture Co., Grand Rapids
Century Furniture Co Grand Rapids
Imperial Furniture Co , Grand Rapids
Royal Furniture Co , Grand Rapids.
Phoenix Furniture Co , Grand Rapids.
WHY
NOT
GIVE
IT
A TRIAL
AND
BE
John O. Raab Chair Co , Grand Rapids
Hastmgs Cabinet Co., Hastmgs, Mlch
Barber Bros Chair Co , Hastmgs, Mlch
Grand Rapids Bookcase Co , Hastmus
Wolverine MIg Co, Oetrolt.
The Sikes Co , Philadelphia, Pa
The H Lauter Co , Indianapolis, Ind
Langslow·Fowler Co., Rochester, N. Y.
Galiia Furniture Co , Galilopolis, O.
IF YOU
WilL
THE PROUDFIT LOOSE LEAF CO.9
8 AND 10 LYON ST.,
would be a failure 111ail0ther, howevcl, the deaI111t;'Jof the office
With the cllffel ent depal t'11ent, may be the same Il1 ,dl cases
A pnntecl fOIl11of convement ~Ize to file may be used to good
advantage Il1 makmg out the 0\ del~, and all mformatlOn either
regular or ~peoal, should be pl,unl) 'Hltten on the order
In
adchtlOn to thiS, each department should have a lecord book, and
all 01 der:", on bemg I ecelved, ~hou1d be entered and dated-v, hen
commenced and w hen completed-and
after the completIOn of the
Job the ongmal oreIer should be returned to the offi e Thh \\ ill
111form the office that the Job m que,tlon ha:" paosed thlough a
certam department
rj here should aho be a monthly or seml-monthl)
hst made
out m the office, of the l?,ood, 111stock andm proces:", ,md a COP)
glVen to the head of each department
He can then ~ee for himself what lob:" al e low on the h:"t, and get them under v\ay Without any mconvenence of 1I1terference With the other liv01 k 111 plOces:". Tl11s ~Olt of hst ~erve~ a double pm pose
Tt aVOids the
necesslt) of fthh orders, wluch are a cletnment to any good
tem, and the 1I1convemence of not hav1l1l2,"good~ 111 ctock to fill
orders pi omptly
A~ to the work1l1g out of tl11s k1l1d of system, \\ e ,'VIII ."tart
at the begmnmg, ~ay at the 'breakmg-out
corner In the mach1l1e department
It may not seem to some aver)
lmpOi tant
Job, or yet reqmre vel y much consideratIOn on the part of the
foreman Thl', however, IS a mistake, for the breakmg-out cornel
IS I eally the controllmg lever to the 'v hole department,
for thl~
reason
If the I e are several Jobs of one kmd sent out 111:"ucceSSIOn, thel e IS sure to be a com;e~tlOn at ,ome mach1l1e" ,'Vl11le
othel' hetve hardly enotH;h to do
A Juchclom selectIOn of lob~
111 the corner WIll aVOid thl:" 1l11l1ece"sar) conge~tlOn and keep the
\\ 01 k 11lce1ybalanced,
abo reduce the tendency to mix th111gs up
It IS a common practJce 111 ~ome shops to do a little work on
ne'lily every Job 111 the department, the whole affaIr bemg clone
some,'Vhat on the m~tallment plan
1hiS sort of a :"ystem IS a
10,el of tJme, bewles makm£; It vel) chfficu1t to keep tab on the
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CREDITS
ROBERT
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COLLECTIONS
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LYON,
SPECIAL
Ceneral
CREDIT
OF
New York
Grand RapIds
Philadelphia
Iloston
Cincinnati
ChIcago
St LOUIS
Jamestown
High POint
Manager
BUREAU
THE
FURNITURE, CARPET, UPHOLSTERY,
UNDERTAKING,
PICTURE FRAME, MIRROR
VENEER, WOOD, CABINET HARDWARE
AND HOUSE FURNISHINC
TRADES.
REPORT
METHODS
THE
PRINCIPAL
AND
GENERAL
GRAND RAtOIDSOFFICE
DRY GOODS
C C NEVERS
STORES.
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Death of Thomas Madden.
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On Tue"clay mOf11mg, June l-±, Thomas .Madden. the founder
of the home of Thomas :i\f adden Son & Co, (111corporated) ched
at hl~ home m Inlhanapohs,
aftel an Illne~s extend1l1g ovel several \V eek ~ ::\Ir :\radden was born m Ireland and came With
Ius parent~ to c\menca as a youth and :"ettled \VIth 1m parent:"
at DelphI
\t the outbreak of the CIVil ,'Val he enli,ted 111a
volunteer regiment and rendered gallant and conspicuoUS sel,ice, su~tammg very pamful wounds 111bdtt1e, necessltatmg
hiS
1 etlrement
fwm the arm)
Captalll ;\Iadclen engaged m the
manufacture
of pador furmture With 1\1 Clun~ at InJlcll1apo
h: m 1878, and after ,everal years of successful busmess ''Vlthdre,\ and e:"tabhshed the firm of rl homas .i\Iadden & Son
Latel
hIS :"ons-m-la\\, "Mr O'Conner and Mr. O'Relll), \\ ele admitted
to partnership and stlll later the firm took on the corpOi ate form
m which the lalge and profitable bus1l1ess of the house I, conducted
Capt Madden selVed hl~ ot) \l1 ~everal offiCial capacltJe"
councllman, pre~ldent of the public wOlk~ board and as a clerk
of ::'IIallon count), and 111all hI s busmess transactIOns acctll acy
and pi omptnc" predom11lated
He was hIghly e,teemed m lll~
ot) and ,tate, no man 111 hl~ l?,cneratlOn commanclms; s:reai.el
respect and esteem
TIe \\ a, b-l- ) eal, of age
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WE ALSO
US A SAMPLE:
y\ ork
c\ much better ,\ a) I, to complete each Job beLll e stal tmg another-although
some foremen con,lclel It a ga111 to do
sU111larpal t, 01 chffel ent lobs at the one settmg of the machme.
I d{)J1't approve of thIS \Vay ,£01 :"everal rea,on" \lZ
(1) The
chfficulty of gettmg ,llcur,lte tune on the Job, 111 case of keepmg
LOSt, (2) the tendency to lSet the chfferent Jobs l111xed up, (3)
the extra amount of hanrl1mg neces,al"
,l~ very often trucks have
to be pal t1) unloaded to gd ett the part~ wanted
It IS also goo,l
pohc) to have a certa1J1 W,IYto do the chfferent parb of the yyork,
and always do It that wa), as the men become prohuent and can
handle their worh. to much bettel advantage
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IMPROVED
SEND
BLUE PRINTS
WE WILL INSERT THEM IN ONE OF
OUR COVERS AND SUBMIT
FOR YOUR APPROVAL
CONVINCED"
412-413 HOUSEMAN
MIChIgan
Manager
BUILDING
CapItal, Credl! and Pay Rahngs
Cleanng Honse of Trade Expenence
The Most RelIable Credit Reports.
RAPID
COLLECTIONS.
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The TaylO1 lurl11tme COmpdn} of IIomton, Tex, Ius added
pIanos to its stock.
G M fhomas, furl11ture dealel of \Vllhston, N Dak, has
sold out to Champ10n & :Meyers
The Colhns Brothers Undertakmg
compan}, capltahzed at
$1 0,000, l~ a new corporatlOn 111Seattle, Wash
The vVolff & Roth lurniture
company, dealel s of Ehzabeth, N J, has 111COl
poratecl.
Capital stocl, $50,000
The Black & Blacl company, funeral directors, is a ne"
corporatIOn, capltahzed at $20,000, m Columbns, Oh1O
The Hampton-:M111tle lml11tm e compan), dealers 01 \\ lCel
bury, Conn, has been 111corporated
Capital stock, $20,0(;(1
James Connelly, ""ho now has a furl11ture store at Sank
Center, Mmn l~ pi epdlmg to open another at St Cloud, ~1111n
J o11n R \dal1J~ & Co hardwal e dealers ancI ship chandleh
of H()n~ton, Tn: , \\ III add a furmtm e depal tment to then bminess
The East End lurnitnre
compan), 111anntactn1 e1~ of POI h
mouth, Oh1O, l1<1sl11creasecl Its capital stock from $30,000 to
$50,000
The Read SbOl0 (Mass)
Chall company has added bab)
walkers, meny go-rounds, shoo-flies and hobby hor~es to Its 1111e
of products.
The Tucker, Hanks & Danghdnll
lurmtm e compam of
Oklahoma CltV, Okla, has mCl cased Its capItal stock fJ om $25,000 to $80,000.
R S Hershey, for 35 years a furmture dealel sand umle1
taker of Bloomington,
Ill, has tm ned the bl1Sme"s over to hh
son John Hel shey
The htlgat10n bet\\ een 13 \ Klpp and the Kiel Furmture
company, ovel the sale and transfer of a Mllwankee furmtm e
factory, has resnlted 111favor of Mr KIPP
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John Sbff, who fOlmedy conducted a lalge furmtme stOle
St Paul, 1\1111n, has pmchased the furnitm c department
in
Burke's general Store at Central City, N ebr
IJ1
McCadden
& McI1wee of Baltlmore amI othel credltm ~
have filed a petlt10n m bankruptcy
gamst the bchelbergel
&
Gray company, fml11ture dealers of Tampa, Fla
The Lindholm lurmture
company of San FranCiSco, Cal,
,lga111~t \\ hom crecl!tors recently filed a petit10n \n bankruptcy,
hZlve filed schedules showmg habilities $42,503, assets $39,344.
Loms N. Hart whose fUl111ture store in Fall RIver, Mass.,
\\ as "evel ely damaged by fire recently, has made an assignment
to O,car D. Thomas as trustee
LiabIlities about $3,000; a~~et, ~1,000
Ludv\dg Bros. & Chapman, house furmsher" of St Louis,
\10 have 111corporated their business under the name of the
Lm]\\ l~ Bro~ & Chapman House Furnishmg
company
CapItal
,lock $+0,000
1he Rosenthal Fl11111tnre tcompany WIll occupy the bU1ldl11g
recentl) vacated by the Rhodes-Haverty
company in Fort Worth,
Texas
The new tenants WIll 1emodel the bmlding to accommodate ,1 lalgely mcreased stock.
The Dmghamton
(N Y.) Lounge company, of which F,
E f'1 oehler 1S pi esident and general manager, has let the coni! act fm a four ~tory addition
to theIr plant.
The new bmlc1111g\\ 111front on three streets and WIll cost $25,000.
-\fter negotiat1Ons extend111g over ten years F.
house furnIsher of MIlwaukee, has purchased from
law a stllp of land twenty-five feet WIde, adJol11ing
Thll d stl eet
It cost hIm $55,000-$2,200
per foot
W Schneck,
his sister-inhis store on
frontage.
The \Veeks Furmture company of Woonsocket, R. 1., whIch
failed recently, has been reorganized with adchtional capItal an(l
three Boston men on the boal d of dIrectors
Arthur L. Lougie
of the He) wood Brothers & Wakefield company IS preSIdent ot
the ne\\ company.
1he deal by whIch the Booth Manufacturing
company of
:\Iuskegon, 1\JIch, was to move Its plant to Waukesha,
Wis,
has been declared off, the Bus1l1ess Men's club of \iVaukesha
hav111~ faded to raIse the bonm of $12,500 that had been promhed
fhe company makes a lme of office furniture.
It IS estImated that the Gold Coast and Ashanti could ,,\1Pph GO,843 logs of mahogany and cedar a year If the mternal
commU111cat1On were better.
With mechanical haulage, such as
tl actlOn engmes and hght tramwa} s, the output could be mC1easeel to "ome 250,000 logs per annum without depleting the
natm Zll 1eserves.
COInel1l1s Delury, fm niture dealel of Danbury, Conn II ho
recently purchased the Marshall block m which 111, ,t01 e
10
cated, WIll bmld a lalge addltlon to the bmldmg
Cl eelttor, 1,:;.\C filed a petJtlOn m bankruptcy
again:"t -'amS SlIver, furmture dealer of Duluth, l\~111n, \\ a" fined ~G
uel Mlller hUllture dealer, of 1883 ThIrd avenue, N. Y., alle~and costs recently for obstlnctmg
the SIdewall In flont of 111~ mg that he has made preferentJal payments and surreptitiously
store by dIsplay lng a davenport and a few chail s
1 emovcd
a pm hon of hIS stock. MIller, who began hb \Je\\
J olm F. GIlmore has sold his stock of fml11ture at 1 11Jal1Zl. YOlk busl11es~ last November, was formerly president oj tll"
(hlcaC;o CJ eeltt company
Hi s liabl ltties are placed at '1i~ ,000.
111., to the \V J Saffell compan}
l\Jr GllmOle 11111£;0 tu 1),111\\ lth assets estllnated at $l,GOO
Vlll, TI1, \\ here he WIll engage 111the undel tak11l~ lm~ll1e"
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NEW YORK--346 Broadw ..,..
BOSTON--18 Tremont St.
CHICAGe--14th
St. a.d Wabash A•••
GRAND RAPIDS -Houseman Bldg.
JAMESTOWN, N. Y.--Ch ..d ..koln Bldll·
HIGH POINT, N. C.--N. C. Savings Bank Bldg.
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FURNITURE, CARPET, COFFIN and ALLIED LINES.
The most a.ccurate and reliable Reference
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New Factories.
Kronlund & Schnabel have begun operations m their new
mattress factory at Supenor, W1S.
H. B Goodloe 1S buymg equipment for a new table factory
that he 1S estabbshmg at Roanoke, Va.
Frederick and Ida M. Rossow and Dav1d H111 have 111corporated the Puget Sound Veneer Works, to estabbsh a plant at
Tacoma, Wash.
Capital stock, $5,000
Otto F. Ring, Joseph Z. Klenka and Edward J. Smejkal
have incorporated
the Western Couch company, capitabzed at
$1,500, to establish a factory in Ch1cago.
The United States Barbers' Furniture ManufactUl ing company has purchased a slte and w1ll erect a $50,000 factory on
OhlO street and Western avenue, Ch1cago.
The Pead C1ty Furlllture
company of Jamestown,
NY,
cap1tahzed at $5,000, has been mC01pOl ated to estabbsh a new
factory 111that C1ty. C. J , J. \V. and Emma M. Lmdback are
the mcorporators.
The Asbestos Table Mat company of St. LoUls, Mo, has
been 111corpOlated by A L DevOlgne and others, to manufacture
asbestos mats
They will estabhsh a plant 111St. Lotus.
Capital stock, $3,000, pmd 111.
The ratepayers of the town of Lake Megantlc, Ont, have
voted a bonus of $10,000 to the Megantic Furlllture company,
for the estabhshment of a furlllture factory.
The company must
payout $10,000 dunng the first year and 111ncrease the amount
$5,000 per year for ten years.
Someth111g new in the bne of mattresses 1S prom1sed by the
Oxford L111en Mattres~ company, incorporated
w1th $600,000
cap1tal stock, to estabbsh a plant at Portland, Me. Clarence E.
Eaton, T. L. Croteau, Albert F. Jones and B J\I M\axwell, all
of Portland, are the promoters.
The Union Parlor Furlllture
company, capitalized at $50,-
000, has been incorporated
to estabhsh a new factory in New
Orleans, La
The stock 1S owned by John Corbera, August H
:\1!:,se and vV1lliam Corbera, who also control the Ul110n Furniture company of 529 Baronne street.
Fitting Up Their Show Rooms.
The Century
company,
Grand Rap1ds, are pUtt111g the
final touches on the show rooms 111their new factory bllllding, corner of Wealthy
avenue and South Ioma street, and
w1ll install the1r new line of samples during the commg week
The work of removing
machinery,
stock, etc, from the old
plant to the new will begin as soon as the samples are completed
The Hot-Blast
Feather
company, who, heretofore,
have
shown the1r line in the Furniture
Exchange
and other exhlb1tion build111gs, are fittmg up show rooms m the factory
near the west end of Pearl street bndgc where they WIll he
1eady for the buyers at the opening of the season
Furniture
Fires.
J.
B. Cummins of Hartsville, Ind,
undertaking
estabbshment.
Insured.
M. J. Fitzpatnck,
dealer
Md., lost about $1,500 by fire
lost $1,230 by fire
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his
antique furlllture in Baltlmore,
h1s store.
No 111surance
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The furniture store of H. D. Kaplan, M'lcon, Ga., was damaged to the extent of about $2,000 on June 7. Well 111sured.
F1re in the finishing department and warerooms of the Union
Furniture company, Rockford, Ill., on June 8, caused a loss estimated at $75,000 to $80,000, which is fuly covered by insurance-a
blanket policy of $200,000 on stock, machinery and
build111gs The burned buildings will be rebUllt at once.
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FOR SALE.
One Possehus Bros. Furmture Mfg. Co, 36-mch Grammg
Machme complete in good condition. Has two Quartered
Oak rolls and one Mahogany roll. Cost $500, Will be sold
for $200. The E. M. Hulse Co, Columbus, O.
6 18-25
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WANTED.
Furniture men to learn furniture designing, rod making and
stock billing by mall. Our course of instructlOn is just the
thing for superintendents,
foremen and factory men who
wish to increase their knowledge and salary. Grand Rapids
School of Designing, Dept. L., Grand Rapids, Mich. Arthur
Kirkpatrick, Instructor and Designer.
4-9 e.o.w. tf
POSITION
WANTED.
A practical man is open for a posItion as Manager or Superintendent of Parlor Furniture, Case Goods or Lodge and SpeCial Furniture Factory.
Correspondence inVited from new
manufacturers and firms contemplating changes.
Address
"Noble" care Weekly Artisan.
6-18 6-25 7-2
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FOR SALE.
A nice clean stock of Crockery in a !lve West Michigan
town of 10,000 population.
Would also rent store if desired.
Address "See" care Weekly Artisan.
5-28tf.
New Furniture
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WANTED
A manufacturers agent in Baltimore and Washington, selling
all the largest and best trade in Upholstery and Furniture,
desires to add one or two good lines, best of reference
Address, B. & W., care of Weekly Artisan.
4-14 T F
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WANTED
On salary or commission a line to sell in Ohio, West V lrginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, D. C., by a
salesman with established trade of more than 20 years. Address "L. G.", care Weekly Artisan.
4-23tf.
WANTED.
Salesman. If you are not making $10 dally sell our lme of
Rocking Chairs and Novelties to Furniture
Department
Stores.
15 per cent commission.
Address Box 291 Castorland, N. Y.
4-16tf
WANTED.
Position as commercial photographer of furniture by a prac.
tical, competent man. Ten years' experience. Best of reference. Address J. H. Packer, care Times Union, Jacksonville,
Fla.
1-22tf
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New York Markets.
June 11 -The
predIcted break
Dealers.
\1 & c\ IIazo are new f1ll11lture dealers at Sm111111t,Ga
J ]-< Ste\\ art has opened a new fur11lture and carpet store
at '2) South Droad street, Atlantd, Ga
Ech\ard La1son \\110 IS to engage m the retaIl fm11lture bus1I1C"S at \e\\a\go
\(1 h
a~ ~tatedla"t week, has been assIstant
C,hh1et lt1 the '-,chulte bank of J\lamtowoc, Vhs, for several
) ea1 s
WANTED.
An up-to-date cost man to take charge of a table factory.
Must thoroughly understand machinery, lumber and cost of
finishing. Give reference, state whether employed at present,
and salary demanded. Address A. L. M., care Weekly Artisan Co.
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111goatsk111s ] here IS less competltlon for receIpts of IIaytiens
and a shght soften111g 111pnces
Other vanetles, however, Venezuelans e"pec1ally, al e 111better demand and pnces are firm
nueno" A) res are quoted dt -W cenh, Paytas, -12, HaytIens, 4,),
I r onto e\ Tamp1ca". etc. ±+, San Lms. Zacatecas, etc, 45, Tehllelcdn" [email protected]±1 , \ era Crllz, 30, Dra711s, [email protected]
Cordage, gener dll). IS firm under an mcreasmg demand Several large order~ for twme have been placed, both for export and
for the domestIC trade
QuotatlOns remam unchanged
HIgh gl ades of hardwood lumber are reported firm m all
~ectlOn~ of the country, but the volume of busmes;, IS llght at
mo"t pOlnts
\\ 1thollt ~teddy demand the lower grades are nef;lel ted
Pnce" are \\ eak at figures that take a WIde range
'-,tagnatlOn b stIlI a featm e m the burlap mal ket, notwlthstand111~ettOl h to al ouse mtere~t b) reportmg that the cargo of 12.UUU 000 "\ ard" Sh1P\\ reeked. as mentlOned la~t week, wtll be a
toted lo"s
QtlOtatlOllS stand unchanged at (l 2) and 4 25 WIth actual t1 ansactlOl1 ~ ,lt 10\\ er fie, m e~
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m llmeed OIl
came la~t J\Tonday \\ hen pnce~ ellopped 2 y; to ,3 cenh all lOund
\Vestern raw 1~ "tIll quoted a cent Im;her than double bOlled, thc
figm e~ bemg [email protected] l) and 'i'[email protected] 1e~pectfull)
Smgle bOIled, i )
@80, c1t) law '[email protected]
The deehne has had no pe1cept1ble mfluence on the tI ac1e \\ l11ch l~ ~tlll remarkabl)
qmet, dealel ~ and
consumers dpparentl) expectmg 101\er pl1ce~
Turpentme 1~ up about three cents above last week's quotk
tom
J t 1S now quoted here at C>1
y; @()~, Savanah, [email protected]'2
HU"ll1e'3" h Cjl11et un del a "lH;htly bette1 de111dnd
Shellac quotations are practlcally unchanf;ed
The demand
10 ql1lte "ed,onable
dml the trade 1" ~tedd)
0\\ me. to the firmne"c 111 pnma1:\, mal ket~, pllce" of va111l"h
gum" have ha1tlenedlmt
there IMve been no achances dunn~ the
week
1Tdnufacturers show 110 mclnatlOn to opel ate on a la1ger
scale
1f o,t of the orders are for l11gh grade good, fOl Immechate use
The \\ eek has brought an 111crea~e 111the v olume of trade
Hal ne~, W F & John Company
Barton H H &. Son Company
Del key &. Ga"\ r m11lture Compdny
Buchandll Cdb1l1et Company
Comme1 CIaI rur11ltm e Agency
Dahm &. ],,"lefer 1 an111ng Company
I 01 c1 &. Johnson
(,00d11Ch T1dn'lt Company
Gt and RapId" Chan Company
(Jrancl RapId ~ \ enee1 \Vorks
Hoffman Brothers Company
La\\ rence-}IcFaclden
Company
Luce Fur11lture Company
Luce- Redmond Fm111ture Company
I "\on 1 ur11ltllre \g ency
II at 1etta Pamt and COlOl Company ..
II1chlgan ChaIr Company
\11ch1gan Engravmg
Company
}Illler Fh D & Co
If 1scellaneotb
l )be1 beck B10" IIanufactunng
Company.
Oh\ el lfach111ery Company
Palmer }IanufaLiunng
Company
Prollclfit Loose Leaf
RIchmond Chall Company
Rockford I 1ame and FlXtlll e Company
RockfOl d Chall & l' ur111ture Company
Ro) al Fur111ture Company
Schultz & Hll sch Company
Sheldon, E H &. Co
::,ta1 Caster Cup Company
Sto\\ &. DeWh I t1fmtm e Company
[1 a\ er~e CIty Ch,U1 Company
Valentme-Seaver
Companv
\\ h1te Pnntmg
Company
\\ lchltd Clt) Clerk
\\'y~one: & \Il1e~ Company
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GRAND RAP
PUBLiC LIllUAl
To the Buyer
Who Has Yet to Enter
a Valentine-Seaver Exhibit
If it has ne\ er been your good fortune to see our
lllle-Gra"p
the Opportulllty
v. hIle you are III Grand
RapIds dunng J ul}, to learn for} ouro,elf of the BIg
Value" we have to offer.
Succeo,sful dealers from one end of thIS broad country to the other, are selll11g our work with Good Profit
to them"elves-\Vhy
Not You?
WIth exceptIOnally favorable faCIlItIes v. e operate
under the lowest possIble expense; enabling us to
manufacture
Dependable
Gpholstered
Furniture
at
Very Attractive Prices.
Your own Self-Interest should at least prompt you
to Compare and Measure Values-In
this way and no
other can you determllle If you are on the rIght track
or not
It 10, for you to DecIde the Question-Why
Not Now?
Our new Ln ing Room and LIbrary
coml11g season are), otably Interesting.
PIeces for the
See us in the Klingman Building, 5th Floor.
At the sign of the "Pretty Parlor Pieces."
Valentine-Seaver
CO.
CHICAGO
OFFICE
FACTORY
1727
1733
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No. 1492 Rocker ,Mabol!any