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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 21, 1913)
Fall Building and Furnishing Suggestions for 'the Home
New St, Bridget's Parochial School at South Omaha
THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: SEPTEMBER 21, 1913
Source of Great Comfort
Ttio fireplace has again come Into gen
'Fireplaces are ornamental, useful anil
healthful. There Is probably not a slnglo
feature In the homo more ornamental anil
attractive, If properly and harmoniously
designed, than a fireplace that has been
built for actual use.
Fireplaces Intended for ornamental pur
poses only, are less attractive than fire
places which actually burn fuel, for they
are meaningless and unnecessary.
The truly artistic, fireplaces simply de
pend upon the grace of line supplemented
with the evidence of quality and Useful
ness. Any attempt to make them beauti
ful by the application of much ornamen
tation Is not the most satisfactory way,
nor Is It an evidence of artistic taste.
Adornment of architecture Is like femin
ine wearing apparel, In that stmplo grace
Is by far the most attractive and one
never tires of It,
To'bj truly attractive a fireplace should
suggest" fta reaJ Purpose, that of "burn
ing fuel and. this may best be accom
plished by using simple and almost com
mon materials, such as brick, stono and
substantial tile of large units, Instead of
the more elaborate materials like.. orna
mental or polished marble, onyx and the
like. Wood should bo used In connec
tion with a fireplace, It at all, as a
shelf at tho top.
'Smooth, -vitrified 'brick Is sometimes
used for fireplace facing, but tho best
effects aro obtainable" through the use of
a rough faco or, tapestry otfect brick,
, In which rich, dark tones predominate,
Some builders; for lining the fireplace,
use the same brick as ,1s bmployed for
tho face. -This1 IB desirable from the
, standpoints of looks, but Is not entirely
, safe. unless the brick Is of fireclay struc
'turc. A high grade fire brick such as Is
, made at Versailles, Mo., for instance, will
.withstand the heat of fire on the hearth,
.whereas. some kinds 6f face brick will go
The usefulness of 'a "fireplace depends
on;. Its construction. If correctly built It
.will not smoke. If It smokes the owner
may justly Condemn it and coll It" use
less. - The main thing is a flue of sufficient
, size with a throat construction and
damper so designed as -to thwart down
drafts. A fireplace opening four feet
wide by thirty inches high should have
a flue one fool square.- An opening three
,feet wide bytwenty-Beven lnohes ilgh can
use a fluo eight Inches by twelve Inches.
Only the smallest; fireplace will justify
' a flue of less size. f
; A suitable chimney cap, which will de
flect down' drafts without reducing ca--'po'clty
of tho flue,-wlll'be. useful on chlm
', neys affected by neighboring higher build-
lngs; or big trees.
A flua shquld always lead' from the.
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1.1 1Mb I KEAL JSSTATJSW1F
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Cuming County Farms Are Going at
jo; . $200 Per Acre. - ..
$ COMPARISON FOB. THIRTY YEARS
center of the fireplace.
In view of tho fact that two out of
every threo fireplaces "smoke" and con
sidering the ease with which a success
ful fireplace may bo built, it Is quite In
excusable that so many owners should
bo mode to pay the penalty of someone's
Now, for tho operation of a fireplace.
At the outset the chimney Is filled with
cold air. Heat must bo generated It cir
culation or draft is to be created. Only
all the cold air becomes heated will the
chimney begin to draw. When a fire Is
kindled much smoko is generated. Where
can the smoke go? If the chimney air has
not became hot, no draft, Is there to
carry away tho smoko and so it puffs
out into the room. This 1b most of
fensive. By lighting a newspaper or two stuffed
into the throat or damper the heat thus
caused will make a ftne draft. Then
tho tire may be lighted and the smoke
will go away through the chimney.
When a tire Is started a blower should
bo used on the metal hood to cover the
tire, leaving an opening at the bottom to
force the draft up through the flra
When the tiro is well started take tho,
blower away and the heat will bo re.
fleeted 'from 'the back wall and a maxi
mum of service will-be rendered by the
A -fireplace- should -bo- deep; at least
eighteen Inches from front to back at
the floor levcL This Is most Important,
Only, those who. have a-useful -fireplace
con appreciate Its ventilation value. All,
the heavy air which cleaves the floor Is
drawn Into the fire and .up Uie chimney.
The circulation of air thus formed helps
any furnace- to heat 'the' house, because
heat is conveyed by means of circulating
But what of the Bontlmentnl Interest In
a big fireplace? Who has not sat within
its glow, felt t warmth reveled in its
fiory Images? ' Who has not turned low
the -lights and smoked, and storied and
reminisced to'ttfe heart's' content?
And yet 'no 'fireplace la 'of Itself com
plete. No matter how artistic Its ap
pearance, there should be' tho andirons
("flro dogs," as called of old), and fire
tools, the spark guard, the fender, the
grate or basket In whtch to 'lay the fire,
these are always a part of the good look
: Tho fireplace has becomeji standard re
qulrfemen in" the modern house, whether
large or small. And the sensible revival
of .the fireplace has brought with It re
newed ' interest in the production of ar
tistic fireplace accessories. It has be
come popular to present a pair -of -andirons
or a set of flro tools .as .an ap
propriate gift for wedding,' birthday fir
.Xiong'llye the fireplace
One iltesl Estate 3Inn Handles Same
Wirm Twlcetn that Time, Shbir-
fn on increase of t88
The experience of selling tho same Nebraska-
farm twice, once for $7 per acre
and' occe tor H0 icr acre, -lias' fallen to
. tba lot of Christ Apkernian, a real estatn
dealer of West 'Point, Neb. It was about
thirty years ago tha,t.as. real estate agent
Mr.' Ackorman sold what is known as
the. John Welsner farm, -two -miles south
east of Beemer, for T per acre,- It con
tains ' a little rolling' land arid a large
,pr pent q( flat bottom land In the Elk-
. horn valley. This can be depended, upon
".only for hay land and pasture, although
Inj.'soine 'of the dryer years wonderful
crops of com have been taken from small
.- tracts' of this bottom .that are under cul
tivation. , - A few weeks 'ago It happened that John
'McLaughlin, who has owned the' farm
tip' a'-number of years, threw It on the
market and. placed It into the hands ot
the same real-estate man that sold It
thirty- years ago. Ackerman peddled It
for a short time and sold it for 1140 per
vers. - The buildings have .all .been moved
off the place, so that it Is practically a
farm without Improvements except
naptd nine In Values.
These two -sales, coming, .as they did
through the same real estate man, who
lSiJot even yet an old man, are looked
upon. 'as a splendid example of the rapid
rlsa' In the value of the farm lands ot
Nebraska, and are looked upon in that
community as a splendid Illustration of
fioW rapidly Nebraska has established
itself along with the great agricultural
states ot tho union, in spite of its tre
mendous setbacks through tho grasshop
per days and .later thrppgh the hot
winds of the summer of 1891.
- WWlp this sale is Interesting-In-Cubing
county only on account of the ex-
Allottf nntnnnrlftnn If offers. It Is hardly
hrepresentaUys ,of the highest sales made
in that excellent- agrjcuimrqi v-uuni
Long have the real estate men calculated
on how many decade It would be before
land would be selling for $200 per acre
In the county. Even .while they calcu
lated, not over a month ago two farms
woro sold between West fcolnCand Podge,
several miles from either of the towns.
tnr 1200 nr acre. TheBO aro, of course,
well-Improved farms, as tho thrifty farm
ers jbf that locality naye improvea meir
Shoir Biff Gain.
The farm land throughout the county
has easily averaged a gain In value of
WW per acre In the last ten years. This
is speaking In round numbers, but the
sales of ten years ago and the sales ot
today will bear these figures out.
Not over a month ego John Peatrow
ski, who lives in West Point, but still
holds his farm five -miles north ot West
Point, was offered $31,000 for his quarter
section. He refused it. A week ago ths
man who made the bid stated to the real
estate man that the bid was still good
It Peatrowskl wished to take It This
figure would be exactly 1193.75 per acre.
Peatrowskl Is owner and manager of a
PHONE DOUGLAS 353
viCTtfflSaU pnd Pianos.
The Only Large Storage
Firm in Omaha Poviteil
Exclusively to the Stor
age of Household Goods
Our storago floors and rooms aro heated! through
out during tho entire winter, a very important feature,
especially where fine furniture and pianos are to bo
Large, clean, well ventilated and steam, heated
storage floors and separate locked rooms, Large niov
ing vans. Low insurance rates. Moderate storage and
Telephono Douglas 1516 and our representative
FIDELITY STORAGE AK3 VAN COMPANY
Sixteenth and Jackson Streets.
CORNER STONE OP THIS NlBW THlILDINQ IS TO BE LAID TODAY.
feed barn in town and- la drawing the
annual rental of this beautiful farm for
Of course, there. Is a reasoh for such
sales. The reason Is that this Is a sec
tlon ot the state In which crop failures
are rare, very rare. Even Uie hot winds
of 1854 did not entirely wipe out the corn
crop and the farmers got nubbins to feed
their stock. This year when many parts
ot the stato have practically no corn the
crop In Cuming county will .average, ac
cording to the conservative estimates of
those who have been over tlao county, be
tween thirty-five and forty bushels per
acre, and there are fields In the county
that will run fifty bushels.
The Beebe A; Itunyan building, going
up at Ninth and Dodge streets,- for the
now home of that furniture concern, is
to have eight floors, Including basement
and sub-basement. Ths building is 132x
198. They will havo' trackage for thirteen
cars and will have service by the North
western, Union Pacific and Burllngtor)
railroads. . .
JUDGE M'HUGH WILL
BUILD ON HIS NEW LOT
Judge W. D. MoHugh, who recently pur
chased voluablo building ground on the
west side of Thirty-ninth street between
Dodge and Davenport, is making arrange
ments to build a now home there at once.
He has not announced how largo a house
he will tfulld or what It la to cost, but hah
an architect working on plans. Ho ex
pects to get at tho work before winter
"SEED CORN WEEK" BEGINS
WITH MONDAY MORNING
"Seed Corn Week" is tho official
designation ot the week beginning Mon
day, according to a proclamation of Gov
ernor Morehead. He has issued A procla
mation setting forth crop conditions and
the necessity ot looking Into the seed
corn situation In order to Insure good
seed for the coming year.
StfME WOULD HAVE CLUB
ROOMS OPEN ON SUNDAY
The matter of keeping tho Commercial
club rooms open on Sunday has been
agitated for some time by some ot trie
club members. A report was made to
the executive committee on the matter
by the house committee. It was re
ported that many requests had come tor
this from members. The matter was dis
cussed, nt length and laid on the table.
CITY PLANTS ARE BEING
TAKEN TO GREENHOUSES
Ten thousand tender plants which have
bloomed in the parks during the summer
are being housed for the winter, Park
Commissioner -Joseph .11. Hummel, fear
ing frost, has begun storing the plants
for the winter. He had a -force of -several
men at work irem.ov.lng: the .plants from
the. parks tOfthft.greenhoji.ee.
Key to tbe.Sltuaofc-Uee Advertising.
IFor use in your own homo or to bo presented,
as a wedding or birthday gtft yclept from our
' new fall lino of ' t
Every modem bouse has ita fireplace, To
make the fireplace and tho room itself look
right requires a pair of Andirons,' a Grate, or
BaBket,,a set of Fire Tools, Spark Guard and
. perhaps a Fender. We havo Gaa Logs, too.
Come to our display rooms and see all those artistic goods shown with actual built-in fire
places. Tou will be most welcome whether you buy or not. . It is one of the show places o
FIREPLACE GOODS WEST OF CHICAGO
N. E. Corner
17th & Harney.
Sunderland Bros. Co.
NESBIT ALL CAST
THE OBATB THAT Z&XSXZirATSS
ir-s 1 f 1 11 1 m -r-ammTWBTii
WEIR ALL STEEL
THE FOLLOWING ARE LOCAL SELLING. AQ2flTS
BUflolpU Larson. 710 Bo 34th Btt.
B. E. Pries, 6009 Vndsrwood Avs,
I U. Koaenfetrr, 3163 Bo. 16th St.
xaesi Piumcinr is Ksautn? Co., bsbsob.
Bsnford Wright, Stth and Ames Ave. IO. W. Boston, riors&os,
Mueller fc Johnson, 1011 Cass Bt
O. XTelson, Council Bluffs, Za,
STANDARD FURNACE AND SUPPLY CO.
MANUFACTURERS AND JOBBERS
OFFICE and SHOW ROOM 411-13 South Tenth St., OMAHA, NEB.
111 V II Mm I
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Start today n habit that will earn you 7 lnterost
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Homo Builders builds and finances homes and takes
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value. This holds your lnveatmont safo.
Shares $1.08 each ono or 1,000 at a time Your
dollars double In Homo Builders, each ton years. Homo
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American Security Co.,
Fiscal Agents for
HOME BUILDERS nc "Sul
Wrlto your namo and address on a slip of paper cut out
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Fire Sale Monday
OMAHA GAS CO.
1509 Howard Street
THE FALL S3 THE BEST TIME TO PAINT
In tho Fall, the 'surface Is thoroughly dry,
AYlicn. tho vood Is dry, It absorbs more of the paint; the
paint penetrates deeper into tho-wood, therforo gets a firmer
hold on it, giving tho paint coating greater tenacity or holding
In tho Fall the rreatlicr is more settled and uniform and la
warmer, therefore it is an excellent time for painting,
A house needs ita protecting coat of paint more in the Win.
ter months than at any other time.
Is la easier to keep the Winter's moisture and dampness oat
by applying a coat of paint in Uie Fall, when the surface-is dry,
than it Is to get .moisture or dampness oat of tho wood If you
want to apply a coat of paint in the Spring.
"jrorali Point in the Fall, and be Bure of best result."
We Will Bo Glad to Adviae You What Is Needed
W ssU tba tisst Points, V&rnlshss, Oslsomlns, Brusbcs, Window
aius, Ola and 3Kl&txs' kna House Olssnsrs' SappUss,
BARKER BROS. PAINT CO.
1009H Farnam Street. Douglas 1780.
METAL STRIPS for DOORS and WINDOWS
Excludes draughts, dust and Boot. Windows never rattle or attclc
Soon paya for Itself In saving of fuel. Makes windows -and doora
practically perfect. Guaranteed.
BOS Ware Block. F. H. TURNEY & GO. Douglas 4B0q.
HYDRAULIC-PRESS BRICK CO.
70K 4A YSAXS TXS IiSASEK,
Now York City
When You Biuld, Why Not Use the Best It Costs No More
Our Cement Building Blocks are Machine Tamped, Steam Cured and
Waterproofed and the Price ia Right. Visit our Display Room and makt
IDEAL CEJVfEPtfT STONE CO.
Doug, Main Office &ad Display Room 1708-10 Cuming St.
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