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TTTK VKF.: .OMAITA. RATTKOAV. DKCKMRKH 17. 1910.
11 STATE FINANCES LOOK WILL Canadian Farmers Formulate Demands for Reciprocity Now Auditor Barton Reports Balance on Eight Side of Idcr. ASPECTS STATE CSrVTRSITYl Rrrnmfa4iiiia Di4r that ffllitfj i ftrkool of Ma.lr 11 Mad Part af OrnilHIloa af trpartarat f aatrallvd sty Rrirata. (Frn Ptaff C'.rro'iM.nrtf-r.t T.IXl'OI.n. Wc. K iSrl ' P'nte Aud itor P'lm R. f'a-tnn In his rnni.n report o tte iii prnnr iakr a sh"t at Iti univer sity srlionl cf n mr. H sa) It alvprtlss anmtim' a tl: university acliOul of must? and In rthr portions of Ita announcements alls Itself an "affiliate l'- school rf m-islc. While tr,e auditor ramnfiuli the imwnt tna" cf the university inl its pun .!ln system, ha rcommtn'. that the lrstituti"n r jt loose from the school of nvili whlrh he declares la rrerely n pr1te i "tltutn.n ar,i tl.at non of the finds d-ried from It go Into the state treasury Pummarttlng the states r'.!rave. the auditor says: "At the close of '!e last Ll er.nl um. N'ivmbr 3ft 1 .. :he Interest ttarlnff debt of 'ha atate amounted to .. 41 C. consisting of roistered srrants on tbe general furd of ITld 5Trt 33. temporary university fund srrants S'1.S4$ At the i loee of business November X. 1110, the in terest bearing; def t of the s'at was ;s2.- j i4.. all or which u temporary univer sity fund. The lat of the genera! fund warrants nil taken up January 15. W, and thera Is now In the general fund 1164. Mt.M. and In the rwlmptlon fund S1.1"4.. showlna; an Improvement over two year ago of itCi ifT.71. In tha reirlslisred univer alty fund warrant there la an Increase of 14.47.71 thesa warrant! ara a part of the atate' investment. "Statement No. 4 ilcwi the total estimated Income of tba general fund for the fiscal period commencing April 1, lull, and endinjr March IL 111, to be H.C5.VK21. Against thla etlmatd amount of Income tn the general fund la placed the estimated expenditures to maintain our atate depart ment amounting to lO .), leaving a baJ anoe on the right aide of the ledger of tin,. sua. "It ahould be gratifying to the cltliena of Nebraska to note the splendid financial condition of our state and moat especially to point with pride to statement No. n, which shows Investments to be: Permanent school fund S.097,as6 41 Permanent university fund PC.i-js n Agricultural collets endowment.. las.M Normal endowment fund 74.tsv.uo All Province! Represented at Fiat TIeeting of Canadian Council of Agriculture. OTTAWA. Ort.. Lo. 14 -Reclproctv with the I'nfte,: States and free trad with I i'rit I'.r tain - I" demands which the ( his; farmers' conv-ntion arreed to put up to thf Canadian t"v-mment tomorrow, j ie dwifiin as r?cnTl tooay alter a Th i four hours' meetine frrm h ch ail rut I delegates r excluded. There were other resolutlona ral'ins for th operation of the Hudsn bay raiiri-ad hy tie gnv ernnient and cuverarr.eni ownership of ter minal relators, but tie ta-tff resolution l rea-arded as the Important result of the cotv- rerence It will be presented to the premier. 8;r Wil'ild laurtr. tomorrow n the house The resolutions a-c for the following: Reciprocal free trade between the l'nltd ftatea and Canada In a 1 horticultural, asncultural and animal products, spray ing material, fertilisers. f j-l. 'llumlnat n and lubricating oils, crmnt f'sh ani lum ber Reclpr.al fre- ttarie baiween the two countries m all aaricuitural mp:emnts. I niach -nerv, eh.cls snj parts theracf An lmme,liate lowering of the duties of a!! Prifish tmnorts to one-half the rae charsed undr the general txrt.'f. whatever thee mar be. That any trade ad'-antares given the Vn'ted States in reciprocal t'ade j I relations be emend -.1 to Oreat Tntaln Such reduction of the remaining prefer ential tariff as .11 in ire the es-ab'ls'i- l ment of complete fre trade between the I t'nmin on and the mother countr' within i I ten year. j The resolutions say that the farmers of i 'Canada are scit'rit to fae dirrt taation 1 1 In such form as mar be advisable to matte j up the reentie loss under new tariff, i regulations. I Arbitration Urged to Supplant All War Andrew Cexnepie Sayi Hii Appeal it to Conscience, Sot to Pocket. WASHINGTON-, pec. U.-That the worst results of arbitration ae Incalculably better than the bet efforts obtained throigh war and that a permanent court ef J'istice not of a dlplomat'c character. Is the Ideal for wh!.-h humanity thoold strive In aNllshlng war we-e the prevailing sentiment of the opening session tonight of an International conference tin ler the auepree of the American society for Judicial settlement of international disputes. War. a we'! as ettenslr preparation for 't by Immense public etpwtlturss. was generally deplored. Andrew Carnegie the pr ncipal speaker of the evening, declared that 7 per cent of the taxes collected by this country nnt on war or pen. 'on. Pom Cardinal Gibbons, who j-o-nounced the Invocation, on through the speeches ef ivnor 4e la Her re, Mexican ambassador, James brown Scott, president of tke society; Senator Fllhu Hoot cf New York; William Kenwick Riddle of the high court of justice. Onta:1o. nresiJen; Hen'amln Ide Wheeler rf the Cnivers ty of Cailfom a and John W. Foster, formerly secretary of s ate, tetr wn, a !.. i. f esyressven atalrst ar rcid In fnr ef jjdnuU a-bltratio Mr Carnegie dev!,.rirg h s ihVct " The Moral Issue It Us-. ' haractprne I the appeal to con-cince, nt to the twket. " as the pi amount question 4. Total Kr1lsee of the fjnrtion of stomach, l.ver, k dne s and bowels .1 gui. kly d'sr-'sed of with Electric ritteis. Vv. Kor sale by Peatot Irng Co. Total t,S63.6S.1 "The interest for the last biennial per iod amounted to 1069,790 86. State SektMl Fliasen. "Through the state accoanUnt I have audited, the accounts of the state normal echoola the state Institutions and the state university. Wa find that great improve ment could be secured by bair.g these sev eral Institutions adopt a uniform system of accounting and havlna a report sent to this office once each month. This report would give a complete checson the insti tution and for comparative work would be of much value. During: the blea-ilum just closed" the auditor continues farther, "the business of the bond department of this office has far exceeded the business of any like period in- the Mstory of the state. It hav ing examined, approved and registered SHI separate Issues of bonds o( the different counties, precincts, drainage dUlriots, cities, villages and school districts amount ing In the aarirregaie to 14.871.071. bewdea bandUna; almost tl.00Q. worth of de pository bank bondj filed by 130 different basks of the state." Other Recom anea da tie a a. In his report, the auditor recommends reports of refunding bonds snnually by county clerks; re-enactment of statute for voting , of lighting bonds to include vil lages; that county treasury examiners be paid tl.SW a year same as bank examiners; legislative attention to condition whereby uncollectable taxea are carried by counties as a state asset. "Most particularly do I desire to call your attention to the department of in surance." says Auditor Barton. "Every citizen of this state is directly Interested in tills department of state. "During the last biennial period this department produced revenue for the state in an amount ot t75.910.9o of fees and llff.S10.74 of taxea; a total of t-4.721 8x The entire amount appropriated by the last legislature for the maintenance of thla de partment, salaries, office expenses, eta., was only IU.0. It Is practically Impossi ble to glva the state the proper service with this meaer. Inadequate appropriation and. believing that it is the desire of the people to establish and maintain a strong working department, we have asked for tha necessary appropriation to carry Va this work. I.I f e lasers. are PresalaaBa. "The eit'.sen- of Nebraska, during 190? and 1SW, paid out for Insurance &M747.S35. This amount covers premiums paid for all classes of this industry. The companies paid back to tha people In losses Incurred $i4tSS. This statement of fact readily proves that one of the great business in terests of Nebraska is Insurance." The recommendation of the report Is that the Insurance commissioner be made elec tive, which would require a constitutional amendment. -Our Insurance laws- the auditor con cludes, "are the patchwork of years. When a company desired to organise in the past they had a law adopted for thla speciflo purpose. The results are an Indefinite, cumbersome coae. "In thla coming session of ths legislature we expect to have Introduced, as depart ment measures only, a few bllla touching the most Important points to be remedied; but In the interest of our slate and as our legislative period does not give the proper time for the grave consideration these laws deserve, we think It would be advisable to have a committee appointed for the pur Poee of codifying the insurance laws, they to report to the next leglalature." FLAMES DESTROY STEAMER ..r- n mmmnm rawssrrs Have ar. rww Esrssea frwaa Fir taller 'reves Her. NORFOLK. Va . Dec. 15-Fire partially destroyed the steamer Maryland of the New Tork. Philadelphia A Norfolk rail road tonight and JOO passengers lad a narrow ex-ape from injury or death. The Maryland tonight left Norfjik for Cape Charles Thirty minutes later a deckhand d'scovered the fire among son. bales of cotton In the freight hold. Mate Foster attempted te extinguish the fire, but had ta be hauled to aafety with a rope. Eight T'nited States sailors, passengers on the steamer, prevented the complete deetructton of the steamer. Ra lor t-tone hunr over the aide of the steamer, while ecvcrai comi-an.or.l neid his twt. With hie hands he burst a window leding to the freight huld and turned a stream of water on the fire. Stone held that posi tion for ffteen minutes while the Ma. y Und was racing ith all its speed f r Sil s point to discharge the paeeigera. I l oses t.aaae. ITON. Nfb Dec 14. Sr-clal -The Tekamah HIkIi sclool bae ball team la-st n.ght p'aved the L,yor.s H'e-h school boy, beet ii them by the score cf 15 to 1L ESS 1 1 r iiujh - i - ill! J?3 i TNTIMACY OF FURNITURE It is truly remarkable how inti- mate furniture becomes it takes a place in home and heart verv, very soon and its re moval ran duly be made reconcilable by a better piece to take its place. Even newer, better piece do not offer real balm. An old chair that nas oeen the scene ot many a dreamy doze or waking reverie, seems very like a friend. It soft, supporting folds under an aching back, act lik paxny on an acmng heart, remaps old things are best, but they will wear out, which brinps us back to the purpose of this advertisement. Gifts that repair losses are best. TELEPHONE ACCESSORIES. Modern thourht decrees a table and chair especially for the telephone. These should not take much money, so we have for the trifle ot $5.50 an artistic little "fitted in- pair Telephone Table and Chair in fumed oak. r're combination at auch a price. Again, the olid- plan prevails. BRIDGE INDICATOR, Thla little equipment for a game of Bridge lends elfgance to the table and takes from It some of the unaeceasary tension. This solid brass scoring pad and mechanical trump indicator is a help to the memory by relieving it of needless burdens. PARLOR SUIT. Are they "coming for Christmas?- Maybe you want to put a touch of new ness in the parlor. Here at tha low pri of $58.00 is reaj solid mahogany Absolntely. Three pieces, no particular period Amertcn motlr. Very exceptional suit at exceptional price. This brief de scription does not tell half. COMMODITY BOX. The dimensions of this box make it especially attractive for skirts inches, 6 inches deep. Jap matting, of course. And it is varnished Inside with varnish that has not merely dried, but hard ened. Still another with inside finish 18x46 by 114 inches deep, $8.60. INLAID TABOURETTES. Milady has great tendernees for the trifles that transform the commonplace luxurioue. omethln d'ntjr about a tabourette something CEDAR CHEST. Only the finest selected cedar has been permitted to go into these arts and crafts boxes. This one has a sliding tray. $7.00 will buy a Mahogany Sheraton Inlaid Tabourette A dainty and dressy aris tocrat of the bedroom. Many here are less in price not "cheaper." SMOKERS' STAND. Ik Marvel wore a story from clouds of smoke that would make a paper doll crave a puff or two. Ladles read it and undrestand why he smoke. $iU5 It Is 18x4 inches and IS inches deep. A handsome piece of furniture and a good investment at such a price. One other, same measurements, $16.60. $3.25 will purchase a really good Fumed Oak Smokers' Stand Solid, strong; match, stand, cigar bolder, ash receptacle attached. It s safer than to purchase) cigars it's quality will not disappoint. LIBRARY LAMPS. Made of heavy brass with brass and art-glass shade, lighter and extinguisher. The lines of this lamp are very graceful and to pick it up causes surprise it Is heavy, strong and ot Ue newest variety. Nineteen and a half Inches higb. LIBRARY TABLES. Observation leachea that ten minutes after a new table Is put Into place that we wonder bow we got along without it. $9.00 uys a Solid Oak Library Table Solid legs 24 inches square 22xB0 top. Rare value and a really good piece of furniture at this price. BRASS JARDINIERES. Mayhap we bought too many of these to get the price for the stock is stiU ample and assortment Intact. for the smaller siiea and three-fifty for the very large ones. All solid and strong with the big, strong kaob feet. Very desirable for gifts. MUSIC CABINET. One touch of the Improved mahogany stain, makes Birch and Mahogany akin There are furniture men who must look carefully to detect the spurious. $8.00 really looks like mahogany and saves at least ten dollars. Its construction is like all Tag Policy furniture Strong and accurately stated. BRASS CANDLESTICKS. Really these brasses are surprises. One forms art-store estimates and then finis these prices so low as to create doubt. Three-fifty each and Tag Policy insured. They stand 224 Inches higu and have a base 9 inches In diameter. Colonial period. MEDICINE CABINET. Memories of medicine bottles are never pleaaant they bear heavily on pocket and good nature. So out of sight with them $5.50 This one is solid oak with a mirror door, the Inside of which haa bottle racks. They sare bathroom from that littered-up appearance which is acquired so easily. COMMODITY BOX. We are more or less insistent about these boxes for shirtwaists and skirts. We like to sell them, they give such excellent satisfaction. covered with best grade Japanese matting, trimmed with bamboo. 14x!5 Inches, 11 Inches deep. Another 15x31 11 deep, (4.00. MORRIS CHAIR. The never waning popularity of the Morris Chair bears Its own evidence of that chair's usefulness. Only standard utilities wear so well. $9.50 Cushions upholstered In tapestry, velour and Imitation leather. A strong, serviceable article of furniture of the satisfactory variety. The very shape suggests rest. Thd memorandum on the reverse side ot this Tag-Policy la guaranteed to correctly represent the exact atatu of the article to which this tag was originally attached. Not only are the facta exactly as stated, but no essential fact is omitted. Be certain that the article is named, that ita construc tion Is specified, that all trade terms are avoided, and that the guarantee is clearly wr'tten out. This Tag-Policy is issued as Insurance against mid understanding of sales-statements, trade terms, etc. Every article sold by this bouse is tag-Insured in this manner. Miller, Stewart & Beaton Co. CEDAR CHEST. The low price does not signify any deviation from high Tag Policy Quality. Trimmings snd workmanship are equal to any. $8.50 It is 15x31 inches and 10 inches deep. No cedar cheat is better for all pur poses. These "boxes" are good clothing Insurance. Under no circumstances forget that good furniture may be cheap, but cheap furniture cannot be good. Open Evenings Next Yeek Miller, Stewart Beaton Co. Established 1854 415-415.417 South Sixteenth Street. Omaha Out-oi-Town Customers may take advantage of our Tag-Policy; we will accept the responsibility of filling orders, no single article to cost more than twenty-five dollars. Should our Judg ment fall to please we will bear the freight charges both ways if you want to return the goods. Send a written description and the price you wish to pay. We will act promptly This stock of satisfaction-insured furniture surely meets your needs. "Tag-policy" is the policy of making each tag a policy insuring quality, durability and price. af i i hi i i 1 1 1 1 I nvm- i i i iiejiijii i I $4.50 B H $7.50 CZH IS Two socket, chain-pull Mil ITtgl I I $8.50 ' $2.00 B H $7.00 mm ' I $2.50 - milium i si H pi ffilltll