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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 6, 1917.
OF GIRL KILLS SELF
Poljce Say Evidence Indicates
Rich Pittsburgh Man Killed
f Beautiful Model.
BULLET THROUGH HEAD
Philadelphia, Pa, Jan. 5. Circum
stantial evidence which the police say
convinces them that Bernard W,
Lewis, son of a wealthy retired Pitts
burgh toal operator, who ended his
life in; an Atlantic City hotel last
night, was the slayer of Maizie Col
bertj the artist's model, was revealed
today by an examination of the
vouug man's body.
Lewis was identified by Elwood
Powell, the chauffeur who drove him
and the Misses Ethel and Mabel Kyle
to fheir home in .Germantown last
Thursday night, as the man he later
took to Miss Colbert's apartment.
Philadelphia detectives who went to
Atlantic City last night say that
Lewis' hair matches that found
clutched in the dead girl's hand and
that Lewis was found to be wearing
a woman a undershirt which corre
sponds to garments worn by Miss
Colbert A blood stained handker-
chief was found in his pocketboolc
Lewis left no written statement, how
ever, as far as could be learned,
i Mystery Virtually Solved.
In view of these developments the
authorities sav they teel that the
mystery virtually has been solved. At
the same time is was aeciarea several
men who were friends of Miss Col.
bert and were suspected of. having
knowledge of the crime will be kept
under surveillance until there is no
doubt reeardina their connection
with the case. In their efforts to
solve the mystery the police had ques
tioned manv vounar men prominent in
the. social and business life of Pitts
burgh. Several of them admitted they
had known the girl and some said
they had been among her admirers.
Except two or three the explanations
were satisfactory to the detectives
and their names were not made pub-
. lie.: ' : '
I Friends Say He is Innocent,
The Misses Kyle, school teachers,
through whom the police learned of
Lewis' identity, maintain that he is
innocent of the murder and that he
committed suicide because he believed
his reputation had been ruined. "Mr.
Lewis was the victim- of a ghastly
blunder," one of the teachers said.
"I jBtill believe he was innocent I
know be was an honorable man. He
read that he had been drawn into a
myltery and ended his life because
he tad lost hope of extricating him
self and because he thought his rep
utation has been rained. He had
; telephoned us every day since the
murder occurred, but it was not until
lattj yesterday that he showed any
sigfes of being worried about the at
faiA ' ' ' - '
"He called us three times yesterday
and at 4 o'clock, the hour of his last
call he seemed excited, but protested
hist innocence. ,. 'Isn't this horrible,'
he said. 'I don't know what to do to
stok this notoriety.' - He said that
he 1) laced the matter in the hands of
a sawyer and that everything would
be fell right"
1 Suicid Prevent! Arrest
Bess than five hours after this eon
veikation Lewis had shot himself as
he f was about to be arrested. That
he I had anticipated arrest and had
matte preparations to end nil life was
mticated by we fact that the ZZ call-
bet rifle that he used for the deed
wa new. He had pinned a towel
ovfr the transom of his- bed room
dotr and on the bureau was a box of
cartridges and an extra cartridge la'
on 11 he window ledge within his read
in Ithe bath room. Several newspa
pers containing accounts of the Col
. belt murder were found in his room.
Hi had little luggage and only about
$6 fin cash was found in his pockets.
According to the owners of the hotel
hcarrived there at 10 o'clock Wednes
day'night and had appeared rather
morose and uncommunicative.
Evidence Apparently Conclusive.
The police declared today that they
haf built up a remarkable circum
stantial case against Lewis. They
had issued a warrant against him
charging him with defrauding- Pow
ell! the taxicab chauffeur who waited
eight hours outside of the Colbert
apartments, out of $19 fare and had
planned when they located him to ac
cuse him of being the -owner of the
wilted and ' lood-stained collar found
in the girl's room. They believed
th$y had identified this collar as one
worn by Lewis the night before the
murder was discovered.
With the dramatic announcement
that Lewis had committed suicide the
tension which has exicted at the de
tective bureau seemed to relax and
Captain Tate announced today that
he felt his work on the case virtually
wsja at an end. j .
BEAUTIFUL MODEL IN MUR
DER MYSTERY Philadelphia
case which baffled polic may ba
cleared up by suicide of wealthy
Pittsburgh man, B. W. Lewis. She
was known in Philadelphia aa Miss
Roberta as well as Miss Colbert.
i Mrs. Axtell Offered '
f Place On Federal Board
Tacoma, Wash., Ian. 5. Mrs.
Frances C Axtell of Bellinirham.
former member of the Washington
legislature and democratic candidate
recently for congress from the Sec
qrid Washington district, announced
today she bad received from Secre
tary of Labor Wilson a telearanhic
offer of appointment as one of the
thfee members of the federal compen
saiion board, which is to administer
government compensation of work
er! injured while engaged in inter
state commerce. The position car
ried a salary of $4,000 a year. Mrs.
Aftell early today said she had not
decided upon the offer.
V . A. McAlman, Foot Ball
Star, Dies Suddenly
Minneapolis, Minn., Jan.- 5. Wil
lis m A. McAlmon, former Univer
se f of Minnesota toot ball star and
for the last two years coach of the
Cfinnell (la.) college foot ball team,
died here late last night after a brief
illness. Death was due to diabetes.
Siece his graduation in 1914 McAl
m in has practiced law here, except
io the time spent in coaching. He
w s 27 years old. His mother of Los
A geles, Cat., and four sisters and
three- brothers survive.
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BRAILA AND GALATA
Russians Apparently About to
Lose Last Two Important
Cities On Danube.
TWO BRIDGEHEADS TAKEN
pty, la., Jan. 5. William
I 77, a real Dakota pioneer,
South Dakota Pioneer
Is Dead in Minnesota
died at St. Cloud, Minn., yesterday.
tie moved from Dubuque, la., to
Yankton, in 1860, and made the first
survey of the town. He was first
postmaster, first sheriff and first
mayor of Yankton. He was chosen to
verify the survey made between the
United States and Mexico after the
Pllaa Carad In S te 14 ara.
Drata-lata fafund mnnav If PAV.n nrvT.
MKNT falls to nure Itching. Blind. Rleedin
or Protrudlnf Pllaa. Pint Application slvaa
rni. wB, Aaveruaement.
Berlin, Jan. 5. (Wireless to Say
ville) Braila. Roumania's 'chief com
mercial city, has been captured by the
Germans and Bulgarians, according to
the official announcement made this
Th atinmmrrment savs:
"It is reported that in Ureat Wall-
achia the main commercial cuy 01 mc
Roumanians. Braila. has been cap
tured by German and Bulgarian
"Dobrudja has been entirely cleared
of the enemy.
(AaaaaaateS Praae War Renunary.)
The Roumanian Danube port of
Braila Intasa. srranarv and oil stor
age depot, apparently is in imminent
danger from the converging aitacxs
of Field Marshal von Mackensen's
forces on both sides of the Danube.
On the westerly side of the stream,
where Braila lies, the bridgehead po
sition nrotectintr it has been pierced
by the Austro-German forces, accord
ing to today's German army head
10 the east, across tne river in uo-
brudja, the German and Bulgarian
forces which captured the Matchin
bridgehead are continuing their ad
vance toward the town.
The forward movement, moreover,
threatens not only Braila, but the
town of Galata. twelve miles to the
north, the capture of which would de
prive the Kussians ot virtually tneir
last hold on the shores of the Danube
west of the Bessarabian boundary.
Von Mackensens attacks on the
frontal line of the Sereth, running
northwestward from Braila, to which
line the Russo-Roumanian forces have
retired, are progressing successfully,
according to Berlin, which reports the
capture of two additional town; in
the Rimnik Sarat sector.
On the northern end of the front
in Russia the German lines have been
subjected to attacks in the Riga
Dvinsk district. The Russian of
fensive here, centering in the vicinity
of Friedrichsladt, is apparently of an
important nature, Berlin reporting the I
fighting still in progress. I
MEN OF FOURTH
(Coaibiaad from Peaa One.)
Flipping Tourney is Off.
Holdrege, Neb., Jan. 5. (Special.)
The Southwestern Nebraska basket
ball tournament, which was to have
been held here in Februarv. has hi-en
called off. Seventeen teams had
made conditional promises.
THE STORE OF THE TOWN
Browning King & Co.
January Clearance Sale
Men's Exclusive Furnishings
NOW ON y.
THE DISCOUNTS will appeal to you Look
them over and come early.
, Silks, Madras, Oxfords, Stiff and Soft Cuffa ,
$1.50 quality...... .....95 3 for $2.75
$2.00 quality. .... V ...$1.453 for $4.25
$2.60 quality. ................ .$1.658 for $4.75
$3.00 quality. .$2.004 for $5.75
$3.50 quality $2.353 for $8.75
$3.76 and $4.00 quality $2.65 3 for $7.50
$5.00 quality... ...,.,.. $3.65 3 for $10.50
$7.60 quality.. ...$5,258 for $16.00
Pajamas and Night Robes
, ALL SIZES
Madras, Solaattet, Domat, Flannels
76e quality 60e , $2.00 quality $1.45
11.00 quality 75e $3.00 quality $2.15
$1.60 quality $1.15 $4.00 quality $2.75
$6.00 quality , $4.15
60c Ties...:, . ...35e 8 for $1.00
$1.00 Tie 65c 2 for $1.25
$1.35 and $1.60 Ties $1.054 for $3.00
$1.65 Ties) $1.253 for $3.60
$2.00 Ties $1.353 for $4.00
$2.60 Ties..., $1.658 for $4.75
$3.00 Ties $2.153 for $6.00
SILK AND WOOL.
33 W PER CENT DISCOUNT
Browning King & Co.
CEO. T. WILSON, Mgr.
Prices at Beaton's
$1.00 Listerine SM
60c Nadinola Preparations. .344
60c Lanti Red Kidney Pills. 39
35c Castoria 21
$1.00 Malted Milk 69
25c Mentholatum .16
25c Graves' Tooth Powder. .15
26c Sloan's Liniment 17
25c Peroxide . .1Q
50c Solid Alcohol Stoves. .244
Beaton's Cold Cream, in tubes and
jars 250 and 50
76c Tovoli Face Powder 43
$1.00 Hood's Sarsaparilla. .79
50c Rubber Sponges 14
60e Durham Duplex Raaor. .loi
$6.00 Durham Duplex Razor $1
50c Father John's Remedy. .42
RUBBER GOODS DEPT.
$2.00 2-quart Combination Foun
tain syringe and Bottle, 51.19
$1.60 2-quart Hot Water
$1.50 Shoulder Braces. .
$2.00 Shoulder Braces..
line from. . . .$1.75 to $4.00
Shopktgh's Famous Coffee
Used in the Whit House
Mb. can Victor Coffe. .354
1- b. can Sterling Coffee. .40 1
1-lb. can Summer Set Coffee
$1.00 Hair Brashes. ..
26c Toileteer. for cleaning sinks,
toilets, tile floors, etc lira
Radium, the new marvelous dry
cleaner, for ....25
60c Kodol Dyspepsia Tablets 29
60c Oraxin Tooth Paste. . . .34
Mail Orders Receive Our Prompt Atteatiaav
Beaton Drug Company
Fifteenth and Farnam
that it might be able to use the clothes
for the National Guard some time.
"When we left for the border," said
another soldier "we were told that
Nebraska would take care of her sol
diers. That's the way they take care
of us. Take our clothing away which
we paid for."
Governor Keith Neville is expected
at Fort Crook tomorrow and will be
appealed to to help the soldiers out
of the dilema.
Major W. E. Steels of Omaha was
appointed assistant adjutant general
of the Nebraska National Guard
Wednesday by Governor Keith Ne
ville. He replaces A. R. Haysel, who
was transferred to the quartermaster's
The work of mustering out the
troops is progressing at a rapid rate
and it is probable that all the work
will be completed at a much earlier
date than January 15. However, the
men will not be mustered out before
that time, as the muster and pay rolls
have already been made out for that
Last evening the officers of the
Fourth Nebraska regiment were en
tertained by the Elks club.
Harman and tfeutenbeck
Go Into Business Together
Lincoln, Jan. 5., (Special)-Two
state officers who lost their jobs in the
shuffle of the new state administration
will tie up together and enter the
automobile business in Lincoln. Re
tiring Food Commissioner Harmon
announced Friday morning that he
was joining with Gus Reutenbeck, re
tiring state game warden, in a business
which will be located in the Lincoln
Commercial club building.
Corylopsis, Lilax, Wiste
ria Talcum Powder, 6c.
Almond and Benzoin
Lotion, 1 day only, 21c
Women's Wool Vests
and Pants, regularly
$1.00. Saturday, 79c.
Women's Silk and Wool
Vests, $1.75 and $2.00
Linens During This
Are Priced Lower Than the
Present Wholesale Prices
13.78 Table Cloths, $2.89.
$6.00 Table Cloths, $4 89.
$7.50 Table Cloths, $5.38.
$8.75 Table Cloths, $6.38.
$12.00 Table Cloths, $8.89.
$15.00 Table Cloths, $12.38.
$17.50 Table Cloths, $13.89.
$20.00 Table Cloths, $16.89.
Bleached. (5g size.)
$4.75 Napkins, $3.50 doz.
$6.00 Napkins, $4.75 doz.
$10.00 Napkins, $6.98 doz.
$13.50 Napkins, $10.98 doz.
$17.50 Napkins, $13.89 doz.
$20.00 Napkins, $15.00 dot.
$25.00 Napkins, $20.00 doz.
Turkish Wash Cloths, 3c
Knit Wash Cloths, 2c.
Knit Wash Cloths, c.
Tnrki&h Wash Cloths, 5c
j Pieces, Scarfs, and
One -Half Price
Art Needlework Section
Designs stamped on ecru and
white linen, green and brown
burlap; former prices 25c, 50c,
75c, $1, $1.50. Saturday, M
Broken package goods, odd
lots; Wunburg and Royal
Society brands, your choice
Our Entire Stock
25c Ribbed Turkish Tow
45c Extra Heavy Bleached
Turkish Towels, 25c
40c Fancy Turkish Tow
els, 25c j
45c Fancy Turkish Tow
50c Extra Heavy Bleached
Turkish Towels, 35c
75c Extra Heavy Bleached
Turkish Towels, 50c
85c Fancy Turkish Tow
$1.00 Fancy Turkish Tow
Other Fine Values
Not Mentioned Here.
Blouse Sale Extraordinary
The Best of the Whole Year
To thoroughly clear our
shelves we offer these ex
Linen, Cotton, Silk Mulls,
.soiled and mussed from
Formerly priced to
$5.00, Saturday, at
Georgette & Crepe de Chine
Blouses are also on sale.
All blouses priced $ 5.00 to $ 6.50, for $ 3.95
All blouses priced $ 6.75 to $ 8.75, for $ 4.95
All blouses priced $ 9.00 to $12.50, for $ 6.50
All blouses priced $12.75 to $19.50, for $10.75
AH blouses priced $25.00 to $35.00, for $18.75
All Sales Final. The Store for Blouses Second Floor.
Silks and Woolens
, ' i at Money-Saying Prices
t Many specials not advertised, so if you are
interested in a dress, a coat, a skirt, it 'will "
pay you to visit us before purchasing. .
For Saturday We Offer
Two lines of silks, one that sells regularly at $1.50,
the other at $1.75 a yard. Your choice, $1.18. These
numbers consist of taffeta, satins and poplins; all
from regular stock.
Haskell's Famous Black Silks Now
At greatly reduced prices. If you are thinking of ,
black silks, don't fail to attend this sale event. You
will be unable to duplicate these silks at the present
Coatings at a Great Saving
Values to $4.50 a yard, 52 to 56 inches wide, your
choice, $2.48 a yard.
Fabric Section Main Floor.
Are Selling at
Trefousse Gloves Are Correct
For Wear on Every Occasion
First Quality, $2.75
Black, white, navy, buff,
gray, brown with contrast
One-Clasp Glace, $2.00
Black, white, tan, navy
Trefousse, finest French
Kid Gloves, are sold by
Thompson, Belden & Co.
Glace (1 and 2 Clasps)
Black, white, navy, gray
and tan, with contrasting
Two-Clasp Overseam. An
Extra Value, $1.75
Black, white, pastel,
tan and navy, with con
Experienced fitters in
Must Go Saturday
White and colored dresses
lawns, dimities, percales, ging
hams; well made, fashionable
little garments for two to ten-year-olds.
Formerly 65c to $5
39c, 49c, 59c, to $3.98
Children's Wear Third Floor.
Fancy Silk Hosiery
at a Very Special
A small quantity of odd num
bers left from holiday selling,
all desirable and exceptional
values, as follows:
1.B0, $1.75, $2. $2.50. 3,
S5, Fancy Silk Hosiery,
$1.29 a Pair
Children's odd gar
ments, part wool, 65c
and 75c values, for 39c
ii i ' n. ail 'i 'a ii a
S0R0SIS January Clearing Sale
- A New Record in Values '
No Sacrifice in Quality No Undesirable Styles
Sorosis shoes never sold for so little in the height
of the season. These values cannot be duplicated,
so come early Saturday.
Skating Boots, Patent Kid Boots, with cloth
and kid tops, Blue and Bronze Kid, Dull
Black Kid. for street and dress wear.
These Shoes are Divided Into Two Groups
$5 and $6 Shoes, $3.05
$7 and $8 Shoes, $4.05
All Sales Final
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