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THE BTTB. OMAHA. TnUR5DAY, JANUARY 12. 1911.
INSURANCE COMPANY CHANGE
Ke&otiation Are Under Way to Sell
Farmeri & Merchants.
KANSAS CITY FIRM IS IN LEAD
tllatnHral Horlrtr Hnn Folk Sons
kr l"onos,rih at Rrialir Mrri-
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.Wb l)Hf Off.
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MNCOLN, Jui. 11. -(Fpcclal. Negotia
tions for th sal of th Farmers and
Merchant Insurance company are now
fcetns; conducted through Ststo Auditor
Barton with a company of Kansas City
rapltallntn. The. Farmer and Merchant
Insurance, company wss an organization
affiliated with the Ksrmcrs and Mer
chants bank and an Investigation was or
dered about a week rko lierause of the
alleged misuse of the Insurance funds. The
bank chanired hands and some prepar
atory bargaining was done between M.
Parting of Pyracuse and the slate audi
tor. Ths Kansas City company seems to
have the better chance to conclude a deal
now. however. II Is called the Central
I'nlon Klre Insurance company and has
a capital of $V).0no. Kx-Ktate Treasurer
Kelly ot Missouri Is a backer of the In
stitution. Historical ttfxltr Hears nns.
Phonograph records of Indian folk sonks
were on the proa-ram of the Nebraska His
torical society at the meeting- tinlay. Trot.
Melvln K. Ollmore of Cotner gave the lec
ture that accompanied the records and
Robert F. Glider of Omaha spoke upon
Nebraska as an archaeoloiclral field. Mr.
Ollder told of his success In dlKKlnR among
buffalo wallowcs In various parts of the
The afternoon meeting was In conjunction
with the Territorial Pioneers and m the
program were talks and patters by James
Mooney, Mrs. Kittle McGrew and Mrs.
Winona 8. Kawyer.
Clerks Want Month Off.
The regular meeting of the Lincoln post
office clerks' organization held Inst night
Whs given over largely to a discussion of
the much agitated plan to have a thirty
day vacation for all clerks employed In the
postofflce service. Assistant Postmaster
Iuddam of this office has perfected a
plan by which the annual appropriation
made the office for the hire of substitutes
Is saved. The men who are on vacation
divide their work up among their com
panions so that by doing a little extra on
each route the vacation may be taken
without costing the office anything. The
local organization would like to see some
such plan tried everywhere so tlTat a
thirty-day vacation would not be such an
undertaking for the government.
Troubles of the Kzclae Board.
The eye of the excise board, collectively
speaking, la, offended because the streets
of Lincoln are desecrated with two or three
signs advertising beer. Mayor Love Is
very strongly In favor of having the signs
down, but doubts the legality of the at
tempt The signs are a relic of the days
when Lincoln was as unregenerate as the
rest of the world. Mayor Love spoke to
the board upon the plan of putting a stop
to all billboard advertising of any com'
modlt yfor the sake of beautifying tha
Snpexlntendents Want Chances.
The State Association of County Super
intendents in session here this afternoon
considered seven bills which are to be sub'
mltted to the legislature as advisable
school legislation. One provides for the
levy for schools to be over 25 mills if de
sired. The limit la now fixed at X mills.
One was for the appointment of deputy
superintendents an danother for making
tha salaries ot superintendents proportion
at to population In the counties.
Two Children Nearly
Frozen to Death
Little Onei Become Lost on Prairie
and Spend Night in Tempera
tare Below Zero.
SUTHERLAND. Jsn. H. (Special.)
I'pon opening his door to the'$-below
weather one morning recently, Ed Noble, a
Klnkald settler residing near Valyrang
noi-tofflce In Mcpherson county, was at
tracted by the fluttering of a garment at
a corral. Investigating, he found a half
frozen child of perhaps 8 years of age and
a blind pony. Though almost speechless
the child made Noble understand that some
one else was In the hills not far away, and,
after taking the little one to his house he
hurried out ss a searching party of one.
After traveling about a mile he came to
another child of tender years, also nearly
dead from exposure.
Reing forty miles from a doctor and with
a storm on. the big-hearted settler hastened
to apply all the remedies st his command,
and by his efforts succeeded In removing
a considerable of the frost from the bodies
of the children. It was found that the
lilldrrn were of a family named Proslse,
living In that section, and tl t r!th their
pony they had started acrost the country
to visit a relative several ml'es away. Be
coming confused with the approach of
night the little ones had lost their way.
wandering about the desolate prairies all
night. It Is feared that serious results will
follow because of the cold the children were
POULTRY IN BTITUTK AT HASTINGS
Tare Lectares to Re Delivered
Connection with Annual Show.
HA8T1NU8, Neb., Jan. 11. (Special.) Tha
first annual meeting and Institute of the
Nebraska branch ot the American Poultry
association Will be held In connection with
the Nebraska State show at Hastings
Neb., January 16-20. 191t
The program follows:
Tuesday Evening. O'clock Lecture
"Modern Methods of Marketing Poultry,"
Illustrated with 125 sieroptlcon lantern
slides. Prof. H. C. Pierce, of the United
Btatea Department of Agriculture.
Wednesday Kvenlng, 8 O'clock Lecture.
"The Poultry Industry in Nebraska and
How to Improve It," Hon. W. M. Maupln
retiring state labor commissioner of Nc
Thursday Afternoon. 4 O'clock Address:
"What Nebraska Poultrymen Have lione
in the Last rwenty-flve Years. Prof. W
H. Gardner ot the Nebraska Agricultural
City of Friend Has
Heavy Loss by Fire
Flames Sweep Streets and Destroy
Business Houses valued at
FRIEND, Neb., Jan. 11. (Special.) Fire
at an early hour this morning destroyed
that portion of the city lying east of
Maple street and south from the Newer
block to the city hall, Inclullng the build
ings owned by William Rohl and occupied
by Morse and Walter as a millinery store
a small wood building owned by the First
Baptist church, the laundry building owned
by J. H. Phillips and occupied by Webber
& Kngle as a feed store, the machinery
house and stock of Charles Fowler and the
paper, paint and oil stock and building of
The losses are as follows!
Walter & Morse, .millinery stock valued
at 11,200; Insured in the Hartford for $800;
building owned by William Roehl; damage
$1,200; no Insurance.
Wood building, owned by Baptist church;
Laundry building; no Insurance.
Feed store stock of Webber St Engle;
stock, $8,000; InBured In the American.
The implement house and stock ot Charles
Fowler, $12,000; Insured tor $8,000; $5,000 in
the German American, $1,(00 in tha North'
western National and $l,fH) In the Hartford.
B. Gilmore, wall paper, paints and oils
valued at $6,000; $2,000 Insurance in the
National of Hartford.
Elevator Bnrned at DannabrasT.
ST. PAUL, Neb.. Jan. U. (Special.) A
fire destroyed the corn elevator at Danne-
broff, eight miles southwest of her yester
day morning. The contents, about i,W0
bushels of grain and 500 sack of flour wr
also consumed. The property I owned by
J. P. Taylor .of this city. The building and
a portion of the contents was covered by
Insurance. Loss about $10,000.
BROKEN BOW'S SEW ( OI HT HOI SK
Bar ad laane Approved bjr Majority ot
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Jan. ll.-(8peclal.)
The majority for the court bouse levy
at the special election held throughout the
county Monday Is now placed at 500 and
Is much larger than was expected by those
who favored the 4 and 3-mlll levy. It was
a battle between the division and the ant!
division forces, aud In every town where
tha sentiments prevailed the people be
stirred themselves and turneds out almost
to a man. Eliminating Broken How and
tha four division strongholds, Callaway,
Ooonoto, Aniiley and Sarttent. it Is found
that the country vote shows a majority of
about 800 for the levy. This strongly In
dicates that the actual farmers In the
county largely favor a new court house.
Coaatr Contracts In Madtvoa.
MAD1SOV, Neb.. Jan. 11 Siwlal ) The
County Board of Commissioners met today,
there being present Ilurr Tuft and Henrv
Punderman and County Clerk S. It. Mc
Farland. The contract fur bonks and stationery
was awarded to the Norfolk Daily News;
the contract tor printed blanks of all de
scription was given to the Madison Post,
and the contract fur printing tli delinquent
sax-list, commissioners' prnceedinKS. all the
legal notices which are at the disposal of
the County Bourd was award, d fio Nor
folk Dally News, the Battle Creek Enter
prise and the Madison Stnr Mall lolntlv.
The board then commenced Its annual set
tlement with the several county officials.
l.lfe Term for ltir Count Man.
BEATRICE. Neb.. Jan. 1l.-iSpecial.V-Word
was received lure vei-terduy to t lie
effect that Whltford M. Hall, a former
resident of Has countv, . ircentiy sen
tenced to life Impi iHulimeut in the Hate
penitentiary of Minnesota for kiliinx
George A. Crook. luiKhand .f his niece,
after the two had quaireled at their home
Hall was intoxicated at the time and
attacked Crook when he came home It
the evening from work, shooting him to
teath without any provocation. He was
tried, found guilty of murder In the sec
nd degree and sentenced to life liupriion
nent In the p. nltentlai at Stillwater,
Nebraska News Notes.
BEATRICE The new Board of Super
visors wss organized yesterday for the
year by the re-election of Samuel Brown
ALBION J. A. Price, a prominent at
torney ot Albion, whose life was despaired
of last week, owing to a severe attack of
appendicitis, is slowly recovering.
OSMOND The Modern Woodmen of
America lodges of this place held a Joint
Installation Monday night. A supper and
program furnished entertainment for about
200 people who were present.
CLAY CENTER The case of the State
of Nebraska against Jesse McCoy, charged
with having stolen a horse from a farmer
neat Trumbull last Nc.vember, occupied
the attention ot the district court and Jury
FAIRFIELD The Ancient Order of
United Workmen and the Degree of Honor
participated In a Joint meeting at their
hall last evening. An Interesting program
was rendered, after which refreshments
NEBRASKA CITT-Charles L. Court
ney, aged la, and Miss Dalay Kerns, aged
16, were united In marriage here last even
ing by Kev. F. H. riisson of the Methodist
church. The young couple will make their
home at Brownvllle. .
ALBION Many of the old-timer of
Boone county recall that T I.. Oddle. governor-elect
of Nevada, was at one time a
resident of Boone county, having worked
on the ranch of Joseph St. Louis in th
capacity of a cowboy.
BEATRICE The Ancient Order of
t nllcd Workmen and the Degree of Honor
held Joint installation of officers lat
evening with a larue number In attendance.
At the close of the business meeting an
oyster supper was served.
CI.AY CENTER A meeting of the busi
ness men of this city was held today to
arrange for free mall delivery In the cltv.
A committee was appointed to advise with
me cuy council as to re-nammg ana num
bering the streets and evenues.
BEATRICE Margaret Mclean against
Jl,n McLean Is the title of a divorce
suit filed in the district court yesterday.
The couple were married In Dow Cltv, la..
in ii. nne makes nonsupport and u
seitlon the grounds for tha action.
BEATRICE At the annual meeting of
the Hank of Cortland a dividend was de
clared and the capitalization Increased
from H5.0OO to $20.0iO. The officers are:
I-red Hoeflng. president; W. P. Noicross,
vice president: r. A. Hurling, cannier.
NEBRASKA CITY The Otoe Countv
Corn t-liow opened tills morning In Eagle
hall and the exhibits sre double those of
any year since the annual exhibits wert
given. the school exhibits are exception
ally fino and nearly u 11 of tile schools of
tlio countv are represented.
NEBRASK CITY-Jack King, who was
chsrecd with stealiPK a valise from the
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Let it not be supposed that all the best furniture is made in natural colors.
Quite the contrary is the case. No furniture is more beautiful than a naturally
colored table that has been stained by a skilled artisan to better its tone effect and
improve its general appearance. Some of the very prettiest articles have been put through this prooess. There is a great distinc
tion between staining wood to improve its tone and staining so much as to wholly obsure its natural color. Staining to improve
tone is done to the best of furniture. Some of the most beautiful pieces are made through staining birch in imitation of mahogany.
There is absolutely no objection to such process. Neither is there any objection to staining white gum in imitation of mahogany or
black walnut. But staining a piece of curly wood, or one having a distinct or pretty tone, is not condoned by the best furniture crafts
men. In every store there are hundreds of pieces which have gone through this process that are preferred to the solid woods of the
more expensive grades. It is better to have one of these stained pieces, strongly constructed, than to have a solid mahogany piece
that is feebly put together. In our store all furniture is marked with a Tag Policy tag that shows just the kind of wood. If an article
has a veneer, the tag says so. It is our policy to let the customer know just what he is getting. Here he cannot buy vcuccr for
solid wood. During our January sale these tags remain on the articles, insuring protection, quality, durability and price.
Wr ailing kidneys or hladder. have the
follow Ins prescription mixed or buy the
Ingredients and mix them yourself: "Half
ounce Murax compound, half ounce fluid
extract Huch'i. six ounces txsi gin." Take
I one or two teaspoonfuls of this mixture
after meali and at hed lime. One should
he sure to ask for best gin when getting
this prescription, tiet l with the other In
gredients at a reliable drug store or at any
good li'iuor store.
This treatment quickly cures such symp
toms as batkache, rheumatic pains In
joints, frequent, scanty or painful urina
tion, highly colored or scalding urine, pains
In groin, dull lain In hack of htad. dlxil
n.s. Irritability, etc. These are sure signs
of kidney trouble and should be attended
to promptly to avoid serious disease. Adv.
$19.00 Chair Mahogany finish on
birch, genuine leather seat and
back, heavy $10.00
$32.00 Writing Desk Mahogany
finish, colonial scroll design, thick
writing bed $20.00
$10.00 Writing Desk Imitation
mahogany, neatly arranged pigeon
holes, durable article $8.00
$26.00 High Post Beds Cream en
amel on birch, full size, strong,
beautiful design $15.00
$32.50 Dresser White enamel on
birch, four commodious drawers,
broad top $17.50
$45.00 Chiffonier Gray enamel
on birch, beveled French mirror,
25x17, superior quality $25.00
$27.50 Hall Tree Mahogany fin
ish on oak, French plate glass mir
ror, 40x17, high quality $15.00
$4.50 Solid Mahogany Stand A
beautiful design, fascinating, high
grade qualities $2.00
$9.50 Sheraton Muffin Stand
Solid mahogany, has that Sheraton
characteristic of being inlaid $6.00
$28.75 Solid Mahogany Chair Up
holstered in green denim, an es
pecially good article $14.50
$17.00 Solid Mahogany Rocker
Loose plush seat, beautiful and
strong in every essential $12.00
$4100 Solid Mahogany Chair
Loose cushion, almost a "Sleepy
Hollow," exceptional quality .... $20.50
$25.00 Sewing Table Solid ma-
hogany, an article of extreme
beauty, 36x17 top $12.50
$21.50 Solid Mahogany Table
Strongly constructed and beauti
fully finished, durable $14.00
$21.00 Denim Covered Couch
lined with Tennessee cedar, 6 feet
long, swell constructed $18.00
$6.00 Brass Oostumers Three
strong hooks, durable and attractive,
68 inches high $5.00
$50.00 Ladies' Easy Chair Soft
leather seat and back, heavy ma
hogany frame...; $25.00
$5.00 Child's Dresser White enamel,
three neat and spacious drawers,
broad top $2.50
$18.00 Solid Oak Typewriter Desk
Brass ferrules, strongly built,
54 inches long, 30 inches high.... $16.50
$48.00 Fumed Oak Clock A hand
some article, strongly built, acccu-
rate and decorative $32.00
$8.25 Chair Imported cane back and
seat, mahogany veneered frame, high
$13.50 Arm Chairs Seven oaks, gen
uine Spanish leather seat, broad
back, strongly built $8.00
$40.00 Dining Table Solid quar
tered oak, 8 foot extension, Colonial
platform base $25.00
$15.75 Golden Oak Buffet Solidly
constructed, French beveled glass
mirror 36x10, top 45x20 $14.00
$30.00 Golden Oak Buffet Hand
some article, plush silver drawers,
top, 44x18; beveled mirror, 40x10. . $25.00
$24.00 Solid Oak Buffet Strongly
built artistic, top, 40x18; French
glass mirror, 36x6 $20.00
$17.50 Mahogany Chairs Dull,
toft leather seat, durable, skillfully
put together $15.00
$4.25 Solid Oak Chairs-Dull leather
seats, very pretty, strong, high
$14.00 Side Table Golden oak,
beautiful and serviceable; top, 36x
18; distinctive character $12.50
$1.25 Elm Dining Chairs These are
marked by strong construction and
artistio design $1.10
$29.00 Top Post Beds Mahogany
finish, superior furniture in every i
detail, and full sizes $16.50
$25.00 Top Post Beds Mahogany
finish, full and sizes, excellent
quality, strong $20.00
$78.00 Mahogany Settee Green
denim upholstering, best possible
construction, handsome, decorative $35.00
$27.50 Solid Mahogany Chair
Green denim, luxurious seat, dis
tinctive, firm construction $15.00
$48.50 Solid Mahogany Writing
Desk Three large drawers, hand
some, superior article $28.00
$2.50 Shirt Waist Box Matting cov
ered, bamboo trimmed, 40x18 inside,
15 inches high, strong $1.88
$18.75 Cedar Chest Genuine Ten
nessee cedar, 48x22 inside, 15
inches high, large heavy trap $14.07
$30.00 Mirror Gold or poplar
frame, beveled French glass, 20x13;
artistic, serviceable $15.00
$31.50 Writing Desk-Beautiful
Circassian walnut veneer, thick
writing bed, neatly arranged $20.00
$39.00 Chiffonier Mahogany
veneer, six commodious drawers;
swing mirror, 21x17, handsome. . . . $25.00
$45.00 Mahogany Bed It combines
durability and beauty in all details,
$68.00 Davenport Genuine
leather, comfortable and strong,
graceful and refined in design.... $40.00
$21.00 Library Table-Beautiful
golden oak; top, 40x28; an excep
tional table, rather massive $17.00
$44.00 Cellarette Pretty mahog
any veneer, 48 inches high, commo
dious apartments, very fine article $25.00
$14.50 Golden Oak Cellarette
Neatly arranged as to all details,
and well equipped $10.00
$1L75 Nested Tables-Solid oak,
the three tables inside are sus
pended, solid, durable $10.00
$58.00 China Cabinet Attractive
fumed oak , 42 inches wide, (our
strong and spacious shelves $50.00
$21.00 Solid Mahogany Rocker
Denim seat, strong runners, very
$21.00 Solid Mahogany Chair
Heavy plush seat, thick legs, very
beautiful design $10.00
$58.00 Winged Chair Solid ma
hogany, high, broad back, deeply
padded, superior quality $29.00
$3.85 Medicine Cabinet Solid oak,
highly finished, an artistic design,
serviceable, strong $3.00
$45.00 Hepplewhite Chair Solid
mahogany, characterized by
straight-forward construction $25.00
Uncontrovertible! Good furniture may be
cheap, but "cheap" furniture
cannot be good.
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Her, Stewart & Beatoiu Co
413-15-17 South Sixteenth Street,
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