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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MARCH IB, mi.
Dan Gaines and Dave Baum Buy New Apartment House Dan W. Gains and David Baum have bought tht Portland apartments and the Portland Annex at tne soutn uit rnnwr of Park avenue and Leav- Aa Soon as Governor Signs the enworth ttreet of Jamei C Ish, the Payne & Slater BENSON, FLORENCE IN GREATER OMAHA Annexation Bill City Coun ell Will Act. COMMISSIONERS FAVOB IT I negotiated transfer. The consideration at nounced a S 25.000, This gives Mr. Gaines and Mr. Baum the ownership of both the Uintah and Portland apartments, the A. nnn Twivcmor Neville sixns Uintah having been purchased by the Benson-Florence annexation bill 1 them last year. and the measure shall nave Decome a law, the city council will pass the necessary ordinance to merge these tuburbs into Greater Omaha. "I favor early action by the city council. I have heard of no oppo- lition and am of the opinion that the :itizens of Benson and Florence favor annexation," stated Mayor Dahlman. The citv commissioners favor the proposition and are willing to let the mayor tatce ine initiative, ivcsiucm, nf Rrnnn and Florence who oppose annexation will be given a hearing before the city council committee of the whole. Cheaper Now. "I think this is a matter which should he sriven careful consider tion, to determine just what we are getting. But I also believe that if we are ever to annex Benson and f lor rnr it would be cheaper to do it row." laid Commissioner Tardine. Commissioners Withnell and Hum mel were outspoken in favor of annexation. This annexation bill empowers tne Omaha city council to annex oy or dinance without action by the offv i-laU nf tin- annexed territory. Ben son will have an election on April 3 and the suggestion has been maae th the. residents of that suburb at that time cast a preferential vote for the men they would have as nomi nees at the next Greater Omaha city election, this being on tne assumption that annexation is a toregone con- rlncinn. Annexation of Benson and tiorence and a narrow strip between Benson and Omaha would give greater Omaha an area of thirty-six square miles, the present area being thirty- one and one nan square miies. ruur rhnnla would be added and approxi. mately 1,800 school children woum De brought into tne greater cuy. Commercial Club To Support Wilson In Case of a Strike The following resolutions were adopted by the executive committee of the Omaha Commercial club in reference to the threatened strike: tti Mronffiv orotflit fcninit th thlreaO nd trik of miway mployei tt thii timt, www tiw eisninour iaw w unnv i conillrtion by tht tuprm court of th j TTnttd utnta. Atid whll tha, country la : facttif a rt erlala and nteda tha Co-op- arfttioti at aa a pcriuiiB-vimhwib available all Its reiourcea and transporta tion faoltltlea to compute the .preparation! for national defense. We pledge our support to tha praaldent of the United Statea in hta effort to prevent thla threatened assault upon our commerce nd rr arm nor tat Ion. . Thla club oflera ita co-operation to tha eltlxena of Omaha generally to protect tha buelnees of Omaha, tha uninterrupted em ployment of ita labor, to aonaerve ita food ana zui mvppu n w meana Of transportation ana commerce Four Want Separation; One Woman Gets Her Wish decree granted in aivorce coun as iui- 1 1 .Tnasmhinsi Norrla against James Noirla, nonaupport altered. f Maw B rmrnn art Inst Clarence H. RmiiBh H. Qraen aaalnat Lester B, Green, nonsjuppwis. im' Mary Mudra against mn moon, M-uir aiieseOi Edna, BuforA from John H, Baford, da- Business Men of Omaha Take Action on Railroad Strike At a meeting? of the Executive Committee of the Business Men'i 4.oi.tinn of Omaha, held Friday noon, the following resolutions bear ing on tne inreaienea ruinnu mm were unanimously aaopusu. WHEREAS, We we again con with the threat, of a natlon- hHHa rnilrnarl strike, lust at S time vilion the transDortation lines of the country are beginning to iree inem- selves irom a serious ireigni, cunges tion, and when industry throughout the country is beginning to take on new life and activity, and, WHEREAS, This strike comes when we may at any time expect a decision from the United States Su preme Court concerning the validity of the so-called Adamson Eight-Hour Law, and, WHEREAS, This strike threatens to crioDle the entire system of trans portation of our country and paralyze its resuurces, at a lmuc wiieu tuo veiy life and well-being of our nation is jeopardized by the probability of war with a foreign nation, and wnen every endeavor of the nation and its people should be put forth in prepar ing for the dangers confronting us, now, therefore, De it RESOLVED, That the Business Men's Association of Omaha. Ne braska, condemn the said strike threat and plans as ill-advised, un patriotic and subversive of the true interests of our country at this criti cal time, and especially in view of the fact that the general managers have offered, and still offer, the op portunity for arbitration of the ques tions at issue, and a peaceable and orderly settlement thereof, and, be it further RESOLVED. That we hold that a strike on the railroads of the country at tnis time would, in effect, De giv ing aid and comfort to those who are plotting against and seeking the rap ture of our national life, and, be It further RESOLVED. That this Association tled?es itself that in the event said strike is perpetrated, it will exert its utmost efforts to preserve law and order, so that the men who desire to exercise their right and privilege to work may be fully protected therein, and so that cessation of transporta tion and the injurious results there David Cole Buys Young . Property On West Farnam Another big Farnam street real estate deal has Just been closed in the sale ol the Erastus Young prop erty to David Cole (or $60,000. This is the property at tht south west corner of Thirty-third and Far nam streets, 195x182 feet. It lies on the south side of Farnam with 195 foot Farnam street frontage. George & Co. handled the deal. David Cole, in purchasing this prop erty, breaks rather suddenly into the field of dealing in city property as such. Real estate men say he is a new one on the horiton of possible future dealers in high class city prop erty in Omaha. Teeth Final Identification Of Body Taken from River Examination of the teeth of a dead man found floating in the Missouri river proved that it was not the hus band of Mrs. Jens Jensen of Yankton, S. D who came here In search of her missing husband. She remembered certain filings in his teeth and, though the body resembled her husband in every way, the teeth caused her to change her mind. Wife Sues Street Railway For Death of Her Husband Forty thousand dollars damages are asked by Louisa E. Menu, a stenog rapher, 2618 Binney street, for the death of her husband in a suit filed in district court against the Omaha & Council Bluffs Street Railway com pany. Fritz F. Ments, a painter, the peti tion alleges, was injured when a street car on which he was a passenger stopped suddenly as he was walking down the i aisle. The accident oc curred on March 9, 1916, and Ments died on December 28. The wife as serts that his life gradually wasted away. Grain Market Aggressive In Spite of Strike Talk Omaha grain men are of the opin ion that the pending railroad strike will be settled before the walkout or der ever reaches the trainmen and with that idea uppermost in their minds thy pushed wheat prices up J5H cents, corn ltjjiHa cents and oi ti 1 cent a bushel. The Omaha market was active and all kinds of grain was in good de mand, the tablea being cleared long before the end of the short session. Wheat receipts were twenty-four carloads and sales were mad at $1.83 (pi 1.90; corn, sixty-one carloads, $1.06 (Ci1 1.06 14, and oats, twenty carloads. 5V4(RS8H cents per bushel. Try Our 25c Plate Dinner 25c AUDITORIUM CAFE 1510 Howard St. U iE3 ., m SPRING I m v I It'll I I v L QUr p 1 ' .v i asBssaseasM risiMtksaSsaBBBtB(SMsMBBtiiitiilsssHSBHsiiiiiit you lo Ike tU Bnteenjk mr norm fit is occasion, to inviie r ir i i Itoin 1he best- SbutteS 01 fa$kiorS prinj displays ?f new milk prls apparel ard 4Ke ttarv,4 V 1 I'. Ht 1 t 11 5aroTs.7 sat 1 1: from may be reduced to a minimum. Advertisement,