The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 99, Ed. 1 Sunday, July 11, 1920 Page: 3 of 52
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THE HOUSTON POST:. SUNDAY---MORNING JULY 1 M 920
RATS OOTLIHED BY
D s; Health board
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Rat-Proofing Buildings Js
Most Satisfactory. Says-r
Bulletin - ' T
"Auoriatpd PrK Rnort.
p: WASHINGTON. Methods of destroy
"I ana prooiiny against rats are out-
lined in literature prepared by the United
States public health service for. use by
State and munioinnl health officers over
the country 'in the campaign in which T
laey nave Deen asked by surgeon Uen-
ral dimming to inaugurate in order
to protect the nation against bubonic
plague. The activity of the health tr-
ice results from the .appearance of the
plague in Mexican and American gulf
porta and at points in the Mediter-
ranean. "Kat . destruction says the Health
' Service bulletin "cau be accomplished
j-by individual effort to a limited degree
but to be sucstussful in a large city there
must be rat-proofing of buildings. Xo
spasmodic or individual efforts will re-
ault in the desired end.
V. Old Trappiag Method.
& "Rats can be dost roved bv tranninc. bv
poisoning anil by using natdrar enemies
such as certain breeds of cats and dogs.
.To insure the success of these measures
it is necessary to curtail the rat food
Vipply by properly disposing of garbage
and table refuse and by preventing rats
from gaining access to such foods as is
contained in pantries groceries markets
stable and the like.
"Success iu trapping is proportional
tQ the attention and industry the trap-
per devotes to his traps and protection
of other food supplies. Two kinds of
traps are generally usi'd the wire cage
trap and (he snap trap or dead fall. The
trap should be placed wherever rats have
been accustomed lo couie for feeding pur-
poses and should be more or less con-
cealed the snap trap by scattering dust.
. cornmenl or flour on or about them and
the case trup by pieces of sacking straw
or rubbish ienving only the opening free.
"Highly savored articles such as
cheese mid toasted bacou. .will more
quickly attract rats than will food with-
out odor: hut the idea that a rat can
be enticed into a trap by the employment
of bait more appetizing to him than the
surrounding food supply is fallacious. To
the rat. food .supply is a question of
availability and preference Is a secondary
Poisoning Still Favored.
"The destruction of rats by poison has
always beeu more or less in favor. A
preparation of arseuious acid or phos-
phorus 10 per cent and suitable base as
cheese meat or glucose are the most
lopu!ar poisons. Poisons undoubtedly
have a certain efficiency in ridding a
place of rats but whether by causing
their mierntion or their tictiifil l.uii
iVtion is somewhat difficult of determina-JMion.
"Rat proofing excludes ruts from the
food supply iiml deprives !ictn of liar-
borage. Without this procedure it is
almost impossible to reduce the rodent
"Iu rattpruof ing any building the fol-
lowing parts have to be considered;
C round urea walls ceilings garret roof
bed spaces in general ventilators aban-
doned sewers doors window outside
piping water and sewerage pipes down
spouts wiring and air or lighfc shafts lty
the omission if some small detail nil
otherwise rat -proof structure may be-
come badly rai -infested.
"The rat -proofing of floors of Imild-i-i-s
is secured either by elevation of the
structure with the underpinning opening
!- r -i.v marginal wails ot concrete
clone or brick laid in cement inor' ar sunk
two feet in 'lie ground tittiuiTflush itli
4 'he floor above. Vhe wull must fit tightly
.o K e fmrhig.
"Vooil de-i's ire th? greater impor-
tance ra'-i roo'ing because 'hev fur
nish bo'li r;.stennnce and shelter for
rats. tnis class of buildings are
s'ables. meat inn sets retail anri'wbnle-
srie groceries bakeries warehouses
docks and wharves. These nlares re
ibest i at proofed as to the grouna areas
by the rout st ruction of concrete floors
and foundation walls. rntenanted as
they are at night time rats might well
enter doqrways or windows carelessly-
left open or be introduced concealed iii
the merchandise and gnawing through
plank flooring obtain well protected hid-
ing and breeding places. .
"Double walls with dead space be-
tween should be avoided or if used be
rat-proofed at top and bottom with heavy
Vooden timbers. 4 bv 4 joist or bv a enn'-
Jx- Crete fill. Attics should be well opened
r aud'kept free of dunnage or other refuse
double Ceilings Objectionable.
"Double Veiling should be avoided espe-
cially so in basements. Itoxed in struc-
tures such as uprights and roughly fin-
ished dwellings plumbing kitchen sinks
and the like should be removed. Miscel-
laneous openings as Unlit shafts ven
tilators and windows should be screened
preferably hy IL'-gauge wire screen with
mesh not exceeding one-half inch. The
grounds about the buildincs are to he de
void of rat harborage and promises are
to be kept clean and free of rubbish."
In seaport cities where the rare spe-
cies of the brown rat ami "Alexandrian'
rat prevail health officials are asked to
make surveys to determine the presence
or aoseuce 01 rodent plague.
How to cakrninatc the more common
4 species including the ".Norway" rat barn
rat. sewer rat gray or wharf rat is de-
acrfbed as" follows:
By starving him. through the use of
rat-proot receptacles for food and cov
ered metal garbage cans.
By depriving him of breeding places
through the abolition of planked yards
By refusing him adm'msion t o the eom -
fort of your buildings through rat-proof
construction ana screened basement
By killing him at every onDortunitv
By demanding city anti-rat ordinances
ana state anti-rat laws.
Courtesy in Mexico Is
Very Common Commodity
Associated Press Report.
MEXICO CITY. Courtesy is a com
mod commodity in Mexico. No Mexican
ia too poor to afford it.
Tb roughest soldier will not pass one
in a narrow corridor without saying "Con
permiso or dispenscme which dre
Spanish ' expressions equivalent to
'-excuse me. 'lue same phrase is invari-
ably used when one person takes leave
of another to which the answer invari-
ably is "rase Vd." ;
Upon giving a new acquaintance one's
tddreas it is customary to say "At No.
street is your home (or office)"
ine implication being that the new friend
In Ao consider ope s nome his own.
Persona introduced to each other.
irben their respective name are pro
Bowteed say: "xour servant sir" or
'Joan aarcia lor ue purpose 01 serr
4 when Using leave of each other for
' mal acquaintances who wish to continue
relations with eacn otner say: "I remain
- at ar I offer myself to) your service."
Observance ot these forms which
Mexican rarely disregards is a valuable
laid to a stranger who wishes to estab-
oMaV profitable commercial or pleasant
octal reiaaona m Mexico. .... v-
Right now l ha time to repaper your home forV '
the coming season. We offer- fresh complete
stocks at moat attractive price. Come In and see
these now Walt Paper. . ' ' "
THE STOHE TH AT GROWS AND KEEPS GROWING'
Newly Arrived; a Big Lot of $urrinier Dresses Representing
the Widest Range of Au thentic Styles Models arid Fa brics
and at the Most A ttractive Reductions in Price on Monday
Here is a real unusual opportunityone wherein almost every favored
material coloring and riodel for midsummer wear is represented and
at delightful price concessions on Itonday. -
Regular $5500459.50 to
$65.00 Dresses at
It has been some time" since we have offered qo entirely satisfactory a
line of Dresses at oneprice. They embrace a wide range of styles
created by some of the foremoSt makers In the country and are offered
in Voiles Organdies Taffetas Indestructible Voiles Crepe de Chine
Fancy Crepes Printed 'Georgettes Pussywillow Taffetas arid several
other t materials. Models include overdrfcpes tunics straight line
belted sports models and many individual effects. Every desirable
color and color combination with a wide range of different trimming
effects in ribbons .embrodery laoes beads etc. Your unrestrcted
choice of the entire assortment with values from $55.00 dQA CA
to $65.00 on Monday each tDeJe7.DU
10c Armour's Bath
" Tablets 5c
. 'I0c Loyal American Cleanser 3 for 25c l ' . .
'' ' ; ' ' and; one can FREE. .
JOctbrk Castile' Soap 11c
"20c Lazelle Assorted Talcums...... .....120
25c Woodbury Facial Soap 19o
- 25c Hudnut Assorted Talcums 19c
. 25c Lsgelle As-tbe-Petal Talcum 1c
"25c Si avis Talcum 19c
25c Dr. Lyons' Tooth Paste 21c
25c Lazelle Tooth Paste 19c
25c Aubry Sisters' Liquid Rouge. 19c
25c pagett & Ramsdell Cream' 19c
'25c $1 van Face Powder 19c
25c Bathing Caps 19c
25c Household Ammonia 19c
25c Spiro Powder 19c
30c Odorno .-. 21c
30c Mum '. '. 21c
30c Lazelle Shaving; Cream 25c
35c Colgare Shavjng Cream 29c
33c Witch Hszel 24c
50c Witch -Hazel '. 39c
50c Garden Fragrance Talcum 39c
50c Chloroi .Tooth Paste 35c
50c Rpbeco ': opth Paste 37c
50c Pepsodent Tooth Paste '. 37c
50' Palmolive Rouge '.. 39c
50c Hinds' Honey and Almond Cream 39c
50c Garden Fragrance Cream 39c
50c Jlva Rice Face Powder 39c
50c Garden Fragrance Face Powder 39c
75c Dlcr Kiss Face Powder 59c
75c Witch Hazel 59c
75c Bathing Caps 5jc
51.00 Ever-Ready Razors m 79c
11.00 Mavis ToileU Water 89e
$1.27 Garden Fragrance Toilet Water . 98c
In white only; Mallinson's Genuine "Dew Kist"
$9.95 Genuine Dew-KUt Silks $3.95
Silk; eit'.a special for Monday only Q A
a yard J
$3.53 Chiffon Taffetas $2.59 36-inch Chiffon Taf-
fetas; in rose. Kelly Copenhagen tan lavender
gray nialse aud black. On Monday n pA
a yard $&9Oii
$4.50 Silk Shirting $2.59 36-inch Silk Shh-ting;
rich satin finish white grounds with fancy stripe
in complete range tf colors.' Special dn fa -
a yard. Monday
EXTRA SPECIAL $6.00 Black Chiffon Taf-
fota - ;i-lnch; on Monday a Q nr
Undoubtedly the Buying Opportunity of the
Season Is Presented in This Sale of-
At the Four Prices Given Below .
A lucky purchase enables its to offer these Suits at these prices.
The manufacturers wished to keep their factories going and
made us wonderful concessions. Ve in turn have passed thi
"good thing" along to our customers. Wooltex Suits need no
introduction to the people of South Texas. Thev are without a
peer and we offer them in aft styles and favored colorings in
serges jersKs tricotines novelty tweeds etc.
$50.00 and $55.00
Suits sell on Monday
$60.00 to $75.00
Suits sell on Monday
$95.00 to $110.00
Suits sell on Monday
at each. .v ".
$112.50 to $135.00
Suits sell on Monday
New Arrivals in 'Hats for Early Autumn Wear
Rich n?w model Hats of high standard original designs by JL
eminent millinery authorities for advanced summer or early
autumn wear. Sailors Off-the-Face effects Tarns and other
approved styles in blue fawn turquoise jade brown peach
etc. Shown in our Salon Parisian on. Monday at this very
Choice of the House
Midsummer Ha ts
$3.00 and $5.00
An almost unlimited sdectioii in Midsummer
I tats l irgc. -mall and medium shapes. Ir
v.car o:i all occasions: in (ieorgettc crepe
taffeta organdies. Milans. Leghorn comhina-
tionsof satin ami maline. Rihhon Hats etc.
etc. All t'ne season's favored colorings and
Choice of them all
Midsummer Hab at . .
S3 AND SS T
Sale of Women's
$10-$12-$15 and $16 Values
An almast unlimited selectio n in Black
White and Brown Pumps and Oxfords.
They are in godd styles and excellent qual-
ity; Shoes that wilfbe good this fall and
winter some lines complete as to sizes
others short lines but all sizes offered in the
lot and in styles and quality that will jio
doubt -delight you at this modest price.
j Choice a pair on dJ QJ
' Monday ........ Du0
$3. 75 Women 's Ribbed Silk
Hose at $2.98 -
Silk Ribbed or Dropped Stitch Hose Excellent silk
lisle top and high spliced silk heel; T)rf-red in cor-
dovan brown suede pearl gray and liildmouse; a
pair on Monday special 0g
$2.00 Silk Hose at $1.69 Women's Sheer Silk Hose
made with lisle top and reinforced heel and toe. We
offer them in black and wlhte only on -Q
Monday a pair $1U
Women' Lisle Hote at 75c In sheer lisle and tnade
with a seam high spliced heel etc. They are in
dark brown white suede gray black navy and
natural; choice a pair on
Monday I DC
Children's Lisle Socks 50c Children's fancy colored
top socks in Roman blue. pink sky and black conj
binations; newly arrived and in sines H to 'JV4: r
a pair DUC
Women's Knit Union Suits at
Knit Union Suits in all sixes; made wiih V neck
taped and bodice tJp: closed gore; shell trimmed
bottoms and offered in choice of pink or
Outsize In the Same Garment $1.25
$2.50 Silk Camisole $1.98 Dainty Satin Camisoles
in flesh color rich trimmings; In several i qa
designs; choice on Monday )lvO
Women's Knit Teddies $1.50 Extra quality Knit
Teddies with bodice top and V shaped neck in
pin kand white; sizes 23 to 40 Inclusive.
Very special value ut this price
Infants' Vests at 25c Light weight long sleeve
Infants' Vests; small aise only: each on nrf
White Wash Skirts
These are far away above the usual run In quality
and 'Style. All of them are in pre-strrunk material
and. choice la offered in piques tricotines gaber-
dines whipcords etc.; fancy pdekers.' peart buttons
girdles etc. Extra special prices as follows: .
$12.50-$15.00 Skirt at.
$9.75410.50 Skirts at.
Muslin Undergarments for wonisn
Draw.ers Brassieres Gowns Skirts Ted-
dies B'oomers. Combinations Pajamas
etc. Beautifully made and trimmed in
laces' embroidery and ribbons. Extra spe-
cial at these prices : " ( s
$1.98 Muslinwear at $1.39
$2.S8 Musl'nwear at $1.89
$349 Muslinwear at $2.39
$3.98 Muslinweir at $230
. $4.98 Muslinwear at $3.49
Women's House Dresses
Women's (iirtghain House Dresses also
Porch Dresses :' solid' 'colors- plants etc.: a
lot of different styles and colors as well -as
color combinations to please the fancy of any
$4.98-$5.98 House Dresses .
$6.98-$7.50 House Dresses.
$8.50-$9.50 House Dresses .
A great big cotnplet eselection in all styles
and sizes and ofiered( during our C'lean-L'p
Sale at the extra special reductions in prices
49c Children's Drawers at. 35c
69c Children's Drawer at 49c
89c Children's Drawers at 59c
98c Children's Drawers at 69c
Gwereu ai lwojg Groups
One group includes those from 1 to 16 year
sizes the other in sizes 2 to 0 yeras. They
are dainty summery Dresses in a wide range
ot st les. in long or short sleeves and in
white or colors: voiles organdies lawns
nets. etc. Hardly two of them alike and
Dresses lo.rev.ery type little miss for wear
on all occasions. ... v
Your unrestricted choice of the two
groups on Monday at. . . HALF PRICE
This Store Closes at 6 o'Clock p.m. on
Saturdays During the Summer Months
The Largest and Most Progressive
Department Store in All South Texas.
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