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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (June 24, 1906)
talk ox real estate topics
Tom Timely Comment Conoernine the
Business in Omsha.
Rt WTION BETWEEN SALES AND BUILDINGS
Un Dealer Has Been Rgi) with Hl
J'rucll and DITfri a Topic for
Murk niaeaaafnn and
' i.ie time when 1 don't have much
I' I Intend to fijure out the relation
. . n leal esinie tranters and bulld
. . piini.ts," Kaiil iv real estate man the
-r day. "Though I have given the
i- little th.iuK.tt. It would seem In
.in from a giunee at the records of
... in, pert., la :! rcblly transfers for
k j List ten or fifteen years thiil wh-n
. .i.s are n-av,rst permits nre light,
. when pennus are he.ivy transfers aro
aiativly light. I have tho figures
.. for thb lunt thirteen years, and I
lid to ask Home of tue realty men
they think a'.uxit It."
. liie lb the table the speaker had:
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,bi.i,,t b, li 1,-00
l-Mt l,04i,M6 6.7 itf.lHu
W l.Slil.iir 6.171.M2
Ml 1.2!.tMi &.M,ZiQ
1HW m.m 12,t71.(rt6
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im 97&,50 13,07U,wiO
. An unusually quiet state of trade pre
vails ai.'.ong tne real estate fraternity, ac
OorUIng u reports of many. All are doing
some buMneoa, but the summer lull has
Come, and Is In marked contrast to the
activity of a mmth or lo ago. It Is pre
dicted that It will continue until Septem
ber. Few big deals will be pulled oft In
the summer months, unless this year
proves the exception, say the dealers. Kufct
rn capital Is very Inactive In Omaha at
present. This Is for the reason that the
Investors of the east close up their offices
when hot weather comes and go away lor
the summer. When the cool weather of
the fajl comes they will return to their
affloes, and Omaha real estate will feci
the influence of their Inquiries.
Of Interest to those who have bought,
property in the West Farnam business
district In the last few months Is the an
nouncement by F. V. Wead that plans will
be In the hands of contractors this week
for the building to be erected by Mr. Wead
and II. II. Boldrlge at the northeast cor
ner of Twentieth and Farnam. Blgn boards
have been torn down on the lot and the
fruit stand there Is to be removed at once.
The building will embrace five stores, all
of which have been leased. It will be
sixty-six feet on Farnam street and Vit
feet on Twentieth street, and will be but
one-story In height, though walls and foun
dation will be made heavy enough that two
more stories may be added when It Is
Florence Heights Is the latest suburban
project to be exploited, George ft Co. hav
ing announced within the last week the
opening to th market of the new sub
division of Florence. The property con
sists of eighty acres on the hills in the
north part of the town of Florence, wlthlu
the corporate limits, and It has been di
vided Into sixteen tracts lor saie. eux
ales have been made as follows: Bert C.
Fowler, ten acres; Thomas D. Crano, ten
acres i J. H. Harvty. eight acres; Mr. Parks
of Florence, two and one-half acres; 3. O.
Russell of Florence, two and one-half
acres. Borne will build summer homes and
others will make the purchases places of
permanent residence. Florence and vicinity
Is a popular place for summer residence,
and the new subdivision immediately ad
joins the country pieces of Myron X
Learned and Henry Wyman.
One man who built store oo Farnam
street, west of Eighteenth, not many
months ago will In future be chary about
leasing his stores before they are built.
He leased one store before the building
operations were begun, and the tenant
shortly after moving In was offered IS5
a month for his lease, which was $20 more
than he had paid. Another tenant In the
same row of stores wss offered $2,000 for
Ms five-year less. Buoh la said to be the
Increase in rental values In the last fsw
months. Either that, or the owner In
question was ..too modest In his demands.
The picnic of the real estate men at
Missouri Valley last Thursday was the
most successful one ever held. More than
1C0 people from Omaha spent the day In
merrymaking In the park at the Iowa
town. The afternoon was spent In sports.
Including a snappy ball game between Mis
souri Valley and Omaha teams, which was
Won by the Iowa boys by a score of 11
to 4. Picnicking Is becoming popular with
the wives and daughters of the real estate
men and more women were In evidence
than on any former picnic There ought
to be 600 people at next year's outing,
Eye Work' at
or under artificial light
brings out all eye de
fects. If your eyes tire
easily or ache after
reading or close work
have them examined.
Perhaps a pair of
RESTING GLASSES is
all you require.
Our examinations are
conducted, under our
See-our "Sho-not" in
vi aible bifocals and
"Toxic" wide vision
Eyeglasses If needed
IIUTESON OPTICAL CO.
214 3outb 16th Street.
Factory 09 tb,e fireiie.
Types of Residences That Are Making Omaha a Cily of Modern Homes
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said a member of the committee on ar
rangements. George O. Wallace returned from the
state Sunday school convention at York
last week enthusiastic over Nebraska farm
lands. After talking with representatives
from fifty-three counties of the state, Mr.
Wallace came to the conclusion that the
effects of the dry weather before the re
cent rains had been terribly exaggerated
and that the only crop injured was oats,
and that only In some localities and to
no considerable extent. He decided that
fine crop conditions prevail in the stats In
general. The growing corn, oats and wheat
between York and Omaha is beautiful,
says Mr. Wallace. Mr; Wallace says that
on account of the generous rains this
spring In tho extreme western counties
more activity In farm lands in that sec
tion of the state is experienced than ever
Cuming street property has been pushed
for sale lately by two or three real estate
companies, and efforts have brought re
sults. Most of the activity la In the dls
trlot west of Twenty-fourth street, which
has shown little development In recent
years. Asked, as to the cause, the realty
men say the development of the city has
causod rental values to Increase. and
property values on Cuming street were low
in Comparison with rentals.
N, P. Dodge & Co. report the following
recent sales In the West Cuming district:
One-half of the Collins block, at Twenty
fifth avenue and Cuming, consisting of a
three-story brick block, 106x165 feet, to E.
M. Morsman, Jr., for Investment; the va
cant lot at Twenty-sixth and Cuming, 6x
91 feet; the three-story Tlbke block, with
sixty-foot frontage, at Twenty-seventh
avenue and Cuming; the 121xl00-foot lot
at Twenty-seventh avenue and Cuming,
which will be improved; the southeast cor
ner of Twenty-fifth avenue and Cuming,
on which is a seven-room house, pur
chased by Peter Ooos, and a sixty-foot
frontage on Burt street, at the head of
the boulevard, to Van B. Lady.
Copper Plat Printers frge TTnloa.
WASHINGTON, June 23. A question of
long standing was settled at last night's
meeting of the International Steel and
Copper Plate Printers' union when resolu
tions were adopted declaring that It would
be detrimental to them to affiliate with
Up in the Air
I xaav TV unu uutrje yicewui ui wr-
I I in over an abyss, provided 11 Is
I aaauMil If on. n jVmw KbaW wKn
it feels dlsxy. Most of us feel
dlssy soon enough, for imagina
tion conceives nothing quicker than horror.
Bat to some, souls the nearer one can get
to death and miss It seems to bold a des
perate fascination too strong to be thrown
off. The constant braving of danger breeds
hardihood and contempt, too, and he who
traveled over a road once usually la con
fident ha can do it again.
There la room and call on the sphere for
all qualities and talents a man can
possess, and, like the problem of wealth,
the difficulty lies In their distribution, not
their existence. Think of this hard enough
and you can make yourself believe that
evil is not and that only Improper uses,
carry malignance in their train. Oosslp is
universally condemned, yet if there were
no gossip none would rare whether his
brother lived or died; whether be suffered
or rejoloed. Everyone would live by him
self, sheathed In a domicile of Ice, and the
brotherhood of man idea would be beyond
the comprehension of the wisest philos
opher. Wkt Would T-Hmb the Potest
AU of which la to lead to the assertion
that cheap scorn of death has Its proper
place. Else there would be no one to
wrup the crosses of our spires with gold
leaf and mend the roof of the belfry. When
the halyards stuck Old Qlory might float
until It hung In tatters, or never float, as
the case may be, It there were not some
one to shin up the pole and riskily set
things right. The finis of sailing vessels
would be written; bridges and skyscrapers
would be no more. Man would confess
himself serf of the mountain and tun
stream, height, depth and distance.
A single human life today is worth more
than ever before. Since Christ taught the
value of a five human body. It has been
Judged higher and higher by society, year
by year and century by century. Refined
audiences used to see beasts eat men and
deem it fine sport. Kings slew them to
make or break thrones at tbelr own sweet
pleasure. In some places It is still good
to die for Mohammed, and still good to
dlf for kings, and it has been really only
since Dr. Gullliton Invented a machine for
slicing off the head of Louis XIV that the
tillers of the soil and the 'laborers for
wage threw off these habits. Today we
have contests against child slavery and
unsanitary work rooms and long hours
and the driving of women beyond their
strength. There are another phase and go
ha.id In band with surgery, pathology and
hospitals. Pure food laws and poisoning
by drugs; scandsls from the preparation
of foods; bacteriological examination of
milk; International arbitration and the
movement for universal peace and no more
war who dare say that human life is not
estimated higher than ever before?
Climbers Are Plenty tllL
This means that each person thinks bel
ter of that which the Creator has gives,
him and longer before be puts it in peril.
By the same taken. Is more credit due him
to works oq the pesks of the cities, and
It to aaXe to say that no project Into the
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HOUSE BEINO BUILT AT THIRTT-EIO HTH AND HARNET.
any union of plate engravers until all
local unions of that trade are amalgamated
under the banner of the American Federa
Hon of Labor. The resolutions also urge
a consolidation of the plate engravers In
order that the members of the two tradea
may co-operate In trade lines.
MAE WOOD CASE DISMISSED
Lavst of the Sensational Salts Brought
In Douglas County Is
The last of the sensational cases brought
by Mae C. Wood growing out of her al
leged relations with Senator Piatt of New
York was ulsmlssed Saturday morning by
Judge Bears for want of prosecution. This
case was against William Loeb, secretary
to President Roosevelt, J. Martin Miller
and Robert J. Wynne, consul general at
lndon. She demanded J. 15,000 because she
alleged the defendants had conspired to
take from her a bunch of love letters writ
ten by Senator Piatt.
John W. Batttn, who represented Mr.
Loeb, did not enter his appearance, as no
service was had on the defendants. The
other two coses were dismissed recently for
the same cause.
Mis Wood has recently broken loose In
Colon, Wis., her old home. She now threat
ens to bring suit for a part of Senator
Piatt's estate, asserting she was legally
married to him. She says she has a mar
riage certificate which she threatens to
District Clerk Frank A. Broadwell has
filed his answer to tho mandamus suit In
which the county Is seeking to require htm
to pay into the treasury 14,500 he received
as a member of the insanity commission.
The answer declares he has paid over to
the county all fees earned as clerk of the
district court and has made a complete set
tlement with the county, the settlement be
ing in full of all money due him from hla
first term. He says he has filed claims for
his fees as member of the insanity com
mission and they have been allowed and no
appeal taken by the county.
Mr. Broadwell holds he is not required
by law to account -for these fees and the
case was started to test the law.
Baptists Hold Celebration.
BARRINGTON. R. I.. June 23.-Dual
services In commemoration of the founding
of the First Baptist church In the Massa
chusetts colony and the dedication of a
monument to mark its site were held today.
to Earn a Living a Risk of
air ever yet wss defeated
workmen to carry It out. , a
Dweller in cities seldom think of the
hazards of labor In the high reaches. In
the first place, they are too busy with their
own affairs, and in the second their sense
of proportion of material things is dulled.
They have formed different impressions of
distance and height than the son of the
field and orchard. It Is strange, but true,
that a mile in the city seems two or even
more on the plain. A pole sticking fifty
feet in the air In a Village has the air
of being higher than a fifteen-story build
ing, surrounded by structures of from five
to ten stories. Once In Omaha the high
school grounds seemed on the edge of
town, and back of Twenty-sixth street
was a wood where picnics were held.
Street oars, telephones, paved streets, side
walks, elevators all have combined to
make distance and height less to "an
nihilate" It, in the vocabulary of the press
Xbjrsfore, do one gasped when men whi)
rTX18HTNr REPAIR WORK ON BWED.
1U J-VTUIOIAN CHLKCU.
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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: JUNE
PUTTING ON A BRAVE FRONT
forked Evidence of the Uplift from the
Euini'of fan Franoisoo.
IT WILL BE THE SAME OLD TOWN
Exultant Note of Hope, Courage and
Confidence Telegraph Companies
Arraigned Life Vnder Hard
ship Well Worth Living.
The routine of life In San Francisco Is
slowly approaching normal conditions. The
bread line Is down to 13,000 and the number
is diminishing daily as the avenues of em
ployment Increase. Of course a long time
must elapse before conditions will equal
those before the disaster. Rebuilding and
restoration takes time. Meanwhile tempo
rary shelter Is equal to the demand and
temporary buildings for business and work
shops are going up under high pressure
night and day. The greatest and most
aggravating obstacle to progress Is the
action of insurance companies in delaying
and contesting losses. Were these claims
paid It is confidently believed every able
bodied man in the city would be given
employment, building projects now In
abeyance would move forward and the
bread line practically disbanded.
An Emergency Measnge.
To disabuse the public mind of the idea
that the disaster to 8an Francisco was
caused by an earthquake, the passenger
department of the Southern Pacific rail
road has Issued a folder for general dis
tribution and enlightenment. The Bee has
been favored with several copies. The
title, "Ban Francisco The Imperishable," is
attractive and Impressive. Two large
panoramic pictures of the city are printed
in It one from a photograph taken on the
morning after the earthquake, showing the
comparatively insignificant damage caused
by the shakedown; the other shows the
ruined city after the fire had completed
its work. "Tidings of San Francisco's
troubles traveled fast," says the editor of
the folder, "and it was Inevitable In the
face of the excitement which naturally
resulted In myriads of unfounded stories of
disaster, that many exaggerated reports of
the horror of the situation were sent
oflooked like files clambered out of the scaf
folding on tho tower of the New York Life
building to fix the roof, and the sight of
workmen reglldlng the spire of the Swedish
Lutheran church at Eighteenth and Cass
streets drew no crowds. It Is only when a
camera Is trained on these things that they
seem at oil extraordinary to the man on
the street. But let him be the one who
climbs aloft, and with a few Inches of
timber between his feet and a prospective
grease spot on the pavement, swings a
hamer or a paint brush, 'and it becomes a
very different story.
Pay la Also Good.
There Is not enough work of this kind
In Omaha to keep many men busy, or, in
fact, to give any number occupation all
the time. For especially difficult Jobs
steeple Jacks are Imported. The steeple of
St. Phllomena's cathedral was reduced by
one a few years ago. For ordinary under
takings s few workmen, mostly painters
and roofers, can be found here to tackle the
SC?M?rJ rOR WORKMEN REPAIRINO TOWER OS" NEW YORK LIFS
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HOUSES OOINO UP AT THIRTT-N1NT H
abroad. The one object of this present
emergency message from the publicity de
partment of the Southern Pacific company
is to tell, clearly, If not in detail, not
only the sum of San Francisco's misfor
tune, but to echo the note that has been
sounding ever since these days of distress,
of hope and courage nnd confidence, that
San Francisco is by no means destroyed,
that the lessons taught by Chicago and
Baltimore and our other Qreswept cities
have not been lost here, and, most em
phatically, that fire, terrible and unchecked,
and not those forty-three seconds of the
earth's trembling, was responsible for the
tremendous damage, loss and destruction."
The Name Old Town.
The San Francisco Call is back in its old
quarters in the towering Bprecklos build
ing, which withstood both quake and flame,
and looks out upon the surrounding debris
with the cheer of an optimist. Editorially
the Call says the reconstructed city will
be the same old Ban Francisco, as regards
the business center. "In a majority of
cases," says the Call, "the walla of the
bank buildings resisted both earthquake
and fire, and It has been comparatively
easy to clear the old banking rooms of
debris and fit them up for banking pur
poses. The banking of San Francisco is
now being done on the same premises
where it has been carried on for years
and where in all probability It will be
carried on for years to come.
"The rebuilding of the Palace hotel along
line suggestive of the old establishment
will, too, do much to give the new San
Francisco the character of the old. For
more than thirty years the Palace hotel
has been a landmark, and a notable one.
Strangers starting on a visit to California
have been given their bearings with the
Palace as a starting point. ' The traveling
world, as well as the San Francisco world,
has been accustomed to look for the
Palace, and they will do so In the future.
To many, the old hotel restored, San
Francisco will not seem so greatly changed
"And neither will the restored city be
greatly changed. The majority of the large
buildings that gave the old city distinction
and character still stand, and will soon be
completely restored. Buildings which, like
the Emporium and the Palace, will have to
be pulled down, will be rebuilt as fast as
enterprise and energy, backed by unlimited
wealth, can do the work. The new San
Francisco will be a better built city, a more
Life and Limb
The pay for such hazards Is two or three
and even more times that of the ordinary.
Most of the Intrepid souls who dare to
mount to tho shaky and Insecure regions
are old-time sailors. Herman Cromwell, a
Janitor at the court house, Is one. For
years he painted the stacks at the Union
Pacific shops. Another painter who has
not been stumped by anything found in
Omaha is named Howard. His son, Jesse,
Is a youth of 17, who was a chronic truant
from school. One day some one was wanted
to paint the flagpole on a high downtown
building and Jesse responded. His success
seemed to give him new ideas and he quit
playing truant. Since then he has out
grown the school age and now works with
There are no medals In the business, and
some widows, but newspapers are not called
upon to carry want ads. for painters, roof,
era or b- Uders to shove structures hundreds
of feet above ground and have them look
well after they have their comparatively
aaXe aoaffolfllng removed.
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modern city than the old, but It will still
be San Francisco, with the same character
istics that distinguished it In the past."
That those who pulled through the quake
and flame and subsequent hardship find life
sweet and well worth living Is attested by
the record of the morgue. Before the eurth
quake and fire the morgue was the deposi
tary of an average of from ten to twelve
suicides each week. Many of these unfor
tunates enme from the dance halls of the
Borbary Coast, some from the higher class
tenderloin resorts along Ellis and Mason
streets, and others from all parts of the
residence section of the city. Love affairs,
discouragements and financial reverses
seemed to be the principal causes for leav
ing the gns Jets open or swallowing a
goodly dose of carbolic arid.
There have been only three suicides since
the earthquake. These sixty days would,
had It not been for tho disaster been pro
ductive of about ninety suicidal deaths, ac
cording to the average made out In the
coroner's office. Yet only three have de
cided to call curtains en their life's play
one by gas. one by carbolic acid and one by
the loaded pistol route.
Telegraph Companies Condemned.
The grand Jury of Sun Francisco has Is
sued a report arraigning the telegraph com
panies for charging full rates on messages
received during and following the fire,
many of which were forwarded by mull.
The report Is so severe that it will be euro
to Injure the business of the Western
Union, and, In a lesser degree, that of the
Postal company. The report shows that
the Western Union had only two eastern
wires on the days of the fire and thnt tho
government monopolized one of these and
the Southern Pacific Railroad company the
other. The Jury also declares that the
Western Union sent out only two linemen
to repair its wires near San Francisco,
trusting to the railroad company to do this
work. The Jury advises all who sent dis
patches and suffered delay to bring damage
suits against the Western Unipn company.
Local officials of the Western Union deny
PAVFOR YOUR HOME
OMAHA LOAN &
It monthly payment plan is easy
and qu.itablc. Having; Account
pav er cut, pr annum. Office:
6. W. LOOUIS, 6. M. NATTIN6ER,
Fine Farm and Ranch Lands
UIHOII PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY
Is closing out its lands in
Western Nebraska,' Colorado and Wyoming
From $3 to $5 Per Aero
Tako advuntago of tho low prices and easy terms
offered. The opportunity will soon be gone.
Special Excursion Rates to the Lands.
For further information apply to
union pacific land agency
318 South Fifteenth
TJrrr 7 AT1?I? Htiting and
prompted by malice.
To reconstruct the thlrtr-four schoo
hfue destroyed In 8n Krsnols(v follow
ln the (rret earthquake, to find work foi
4iin teacher thrown out of employment am
to furnish Instruction for the city's tO.t
school children the school constmctloi
committee has been formrd.
The irmynr. the Poaiil of Education Sn(
the siuerlntcnilcnt of schools constltuti
the committee, w hich la empowered to re
reive subscription town'd the t,nno.ix
needed to rehulh! the school houses.
For the present schools are hetn con
ducted In tents furnished hy the t'nltei"
States mllltnry authorities In (1ililen Ont
park Soldiers serve as tnnnt oflcers; s
drill sertteant puts the t-oya throush scttlnt
up exercises, hut the cold wlnils of the win
ter season and the driving rnlns will trans '
form this enjoyment to misery. j
The first rash contribution came from th
boys and Klrls of Urokcn Arrow, Creek Na
tion. Indian Territory. IVrtlnml, Ore., ha;
sent word that Its cltlrcns will bul'd foi,
San Francisco n school bulldlmr to be'
named the l'ortland Sihool.
The committee on the reconstruction sun
gests to tho teaclirrs ff the country whr
are Interested In contrlhutliia; to the re
building of the San Francisco schools that
i iu') Kne eiuii an psinii"1 in i'-i-it vihmik
to tncir pupns ny having tiiem ncgin a
chnln letter to their friends.
OMAHA SUIT COMPANY FAILS,
Local Concern Ooca Vnder and Credi
tors Flic Petition In
Creditors of the Omaha Stilt company
have filed a petition in the United' States
district court asking thnt the firm may be
declared bankrupt. The petitioning cred
itors are Lord Taylor. t'VW.SJ; Oppenhelm,
Collins Co., $152.10; Jncobson A Water
son, $as8.IS, all of New York. The petition
alleges thnt the Omaha Putt company did
set over and assign to Clnge Bros, a certain
sum of money as a preferred creditor as
over other creditors, which Is equivalent
to an art of bankruptcy, hence the court Is
asked to declare the firm bank nipt.
George W. Mitchell of Osmond, merchant.
has filed his voluntary petition In bank
ruptcy In the United States district court.
Liabilities, $4,968.24. with no assets.
If disfigured by pimples, ulcers, sores,
Bucklen's Arnica Salve will heal you up
with jut a scar. 2S cents. Guaranteed. For
sale by Sherman A McConnell Drug Co.
Street Oar Men's Plenlo.
The annual picnic of the Omaha street
car conductors and motormen will take
place at Krug park next Saturday. The
athletic sport program, with prizes. Is as
1100 yards, free for all street car men,
man's hat. ... ...
2-100 yards, free for all, pair men's slip
pers. 8 I-ndles' egg race, Axmlnster rug.
4 Pack race for boys, one tie.
5 Fifty-yard dash for boys under 14 years,
ft Fifty-yard dash for girls under 14 years,
7 Free for all. long lump, one box cigars.
8 Hop, skip and Jump, free for all, ll.W
Fifty-yard race for women, one um
brella. 10 Fifty-yard race for fat men over 200
11 Fifty-yard sack race for street car
men, one umbrella.
12 L'Kg race Ir street car men only,
TOOTH TALK NO. 41.
Men find themselves grow
ing old; women find them
selves "getting along." Ia
both case their teeth often
become loose and cause more
or less annoyance.
Kor cases of this kind 1 1
make bridges which are RE
MOVEABLE and IMMOVE
ABLE. Do you understand?
Space Is too valuable to tell
you about It here but I'll say
briefly that they are almost
as firm as the natural teeth
and can be readily used. Yes,
they cost money; but you
can't masticate your food
with money. .
I make a specialty of crown
and bridge work, you know, also
of cleanly, painless operating.
DR. FICKES, Dentist. 838 Bee Iild
'Phone Douglas 637
Shinier & Chase Co.
Builders of Modern Houses
"Be it ever so humble
There's no place like home."
Tour means must determine th
site of your Investment. HappU
noes and contentment is quits as
often found In a cottage as g
palace. Draw a pencil sketch of
the house yon would build. W
develop Ideas and relieve you of
all the details of construction.
SKIMER & CHASE CO.
Building Sites, Suburban Acreage, Hois.
1608 Farnam. Ground Floor
Street, Omaha, Neb. .
th rharses and declare
TELEPHONE DOUGLAS 6990
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