Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 01, 1917, NEWS SECTION, Page 2, Image 2

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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: APRIL 1. 1917.
Danish West Indies Formally
Transferred to United States
TWO BRITISH SHIPS
ARETORPEDOED
Several Americans Aboard
Horse Transport and General
v 'Cargo Craft Are Killed.
ONE CARRIED A DECK GUN
Washington, March 31. Two Brit
' lh itcamers, the Snowdon Range
and the Booth liner Crispin,, both
with Americans aboard, of whom i
number are unaccounted for, were re
ported to the State department today
to have been sunk without warning
by a submarine. On the Crispin the
torpedo which struck the engine
room killed five men, two of whom
re believed to have been Americans.
' Consul Frost, reporting the loss of
. the freight liner Crispin, says:
"Crispin, 2,483 tons, Newport News
to Liverpool, 686 horses, torpedoed
. without warning fourteen miles uff
Hook Head, 7:15 p. m. 29th. Sixty
eight out of ship's complement of 112
were Americans. Two boats missing,
not improbably lost.
'. "Torpedo struck engine room star-
board side, explosion killing five men,
of whom two believed to be Amer
icans. Submarine not seen, but wake
;of torpedo seen by Americans. Ves
. sel carried gun and wireless. Latter
was wrecked by explosion. Weather
... - ',-,'a-, f-d, overcast sky, very
I raw swells. Vessel same siowiy,
but return on hoard not feasible ow
'. ing to heavy sea.
. "One boat with nineteen survivors
landed at Queenstown, including cap
f tain, chief steward, veterinarian and
f ,'ten Americans. R. H. Riser, New
f port News; Bland Tinsley, PhiladeL
;- phia; R. L. Hays, Covingtorj James
'. Kranklin, New York City; George
t v Killy, Baltimore; George St. Armand,
Worcester; Harry Davis, Baltimore;
I John Williams, Newport News.
Other boats believed landing Mil-
; ford Haven and elsewhere."
; ' Armed Ship Torpedoed.
The dispatch from Liverpool, re-
t porting the sin King oi in ara
Range, follows:
' "British steamer Snowdon Range,
f Philadelphia to Liverpool with gen-
t. acoi rem an A nnwder. one Eun aft.
torpedoed without warning at 8:45
( a. m., March 28, thirty-five miles from
: Hnllv Head. No vessel in sight at
time of attack. Four killed by ex-
1 plosion, remainder of erew took to
i boats, including James Carroll, Phil
; .H.inhia! Gtarat Alexander, colored.
i ' Wilmington. N. C; Burt Thebalt,
t Philadelphia; native-born Americans
.i and Harry McCabe, naturaliied, no
?. nrmatient address.
"Submarine emerged, showing Ger
man flag, shelled Snowdon Range,
then boarded and removed provisions
and detachable brass, placed bombs,
vessel aunk. Crew picked up 6 p. m.,
taken to Holly Head."
A dispatch from Swansea said the
collector of customs there reported
that forty-nine American from the
Rritish cattle steamer Crispin had
been landed at Milford Haven. ;No
additional details of the sinking of
the Crispin were given, 1
A later disoatch from Consul Frost
) definitely established the killing or
fj one American and said others prob
, .; ably had been killed. The Crispin
''was bound for Avonmouth.' ' '
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Two Gretna Store Robbed.
: Gretna. Neb.. March 31. (Special.)
i Siebert'a saloon and Schmidt's gen
eral store were visited by thieves on
Thursday night A quantity of whisky
' was stolen from Siebert's saloon. This
is the second time within a month
that Siebert's saloon has been broken
into and Schmidt's - store has been
robbed three times lately. The blood
hounds, have been brought up from
Beatrice and an effort is being made
to trace the thieves.
Washington, March 31. The final
act of more tjian fifty years' effort to
bring the Danish West Indies under
the American flag was completed
with formal ceremonies at the State
department today, when Danish Min
ister Brun was handed a treasury
warrant for $25,000,000, the purchase
price, and wireless messages were
sent to the American and Danish au
thorities at the islands to lower the
Danish flag and raise the Stars and
Stripes. At noon today the new pos
sessions passed definitely and finally
under the authority of the United
States.
'By giving you this warrant. Sec
retary Lansing said, as he handed the
paner to the minister, "I will save
you the trouble of transporting forty
eight tons of gold. The value of this
paper in coin would be equivalent to
that weight."
With the formal transfer the is
lands became known as the Virgin
islands of the United States, a title
chosen by the natives. -
In all there are fifty islands, only
three large enough to be of impor
tance. St. Thomas is the most im
portant and has one of the finest har
bors in the West Indies, which will
be transformed into a strong naval
base for the protection of the Pan
ama canal. St. Croix and St. John
are the other two large islands.
. Rear Admiral James H. Oliver,
chief of naval intelligence at the
Navy department, is enroute to St
Thomas to assume the duty of gov
ernor. He will serve until a perma
nent government has been deter
mined upon by congress. Local laws
will be administered until congress
has acted.
Miss Fitz Roberts Goes to
Philadelphia Conference
Miss Myrtle Fitz Roberts, super
intendent of the vocational bureau in
t' e city hall, leaves Sunday Kr Phil
adelphia to ttend a vocational guid
ance conference at William Penn
High school. Commissioner Ctaxton
and Meyer Bloomfield, an authority
on vocational guidance, will be the
chief speakers. Miss Fitz Roberts will
visit vocation bureai'S in New York
and Boston to get new ideas for the
local bureau.
THOMPSON BELDEN &CQ.
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exposition of
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AEASTEPv
Hheestivdl of Sprina (jadness
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I Exceptionally Comprehensive
I Showings of
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I . For the Well-Dressed Woman I
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j hehompsoncBelden Store
More New Spring Silks
Than We Can Tell of
Black and white com
binations in Satin and
Tussah are becoming
popular. Separate wraps
of black Satin with white
Shantung, Tussah and
Satin are effective.
View our showing of
New Satins and Sport
fabrics. The display is
very comprehensive.
Printed Silks are in
great demand. Crepe
Taffetas, Georgettes and
Voiles; striking designs
for afternoon frocks.
Suiting Silks in season
able weaves; Taffetas,
Satin Raye, Satin de
Chine and many novel
ties. An early selection is
advisable, for the prices
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40 inches wide.
New Silk Skirtings in
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er weaves; colors all fast.
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Finest Cotton Wash Fabrics
For Spring and Summer
The season's newest of
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Novelties, Voiles, Crepes,
Organdies, Skirtings and
the like.
Twenty-five new colors
in English Voiles, special
ly priced, Monday, at 59c
a yard.
A group of novelty
woven Voiles, in rich col
oringB, priced 50c a yard.
New Embroidered
Voiles, very dainty, taste
ful effects ; launders well
(40-inch)
$1.00, $1.25 and $1.50.
Select your dress linens
now ; the prices cannot be
duplicated. Uncreasable
linen, 85c a. yard. Dress
Linen, 45-inch, $1.00 a
yard. Cope, Rose, Gray,
Green, Natural, Pink and
Light Blue.
It isn't a bit too soon to
plan summer garments
Summer Furt
New fashions In Moleskin,
Hudson Seal, Foxes. Priced
as low as consistent with
quality. A showing wa will
ba pleased to have you view.
Second Floor
Spring Draperies
SUNF A ST OVERDRAPE
MATERIALS Effective de
signs and nearly all shades,
76c a yard.
FILET CURTAIN NETS
Staple patterns and novelty
meshes, 30c, 45c, 65c a yard.
Basement
Easter Hosiery
Should Be of Silk
white or black,
tops and soles,
Silk Hose,
with lisle
1 OK
Pure Thread Silk Hose, in
white, black and colors,
$1.75.
White Silk Hose, with open
or silk clocking. For dress
wear, very sheer styles in
plain, embroidered and lace
effects.
Thompson-Belden Hosiery, like
other merchandise, is sold with
out misrepresentation.
Applique Bed Spreads
Several beautiful examples
of this work, for which we
have exclusive sale, are now
displayed. The models shown
are very practical, attractive
and not at all expensive.
Art Needlework, Third Floor
Women's Lisle
Union Suits
Low neck, no sleeves, hand
crochet and band tops, fitted or
wide knee, $1.15.
Laces-Embroideries
Trimmings Splendid New
Spring Display
Extensive stocks of laces,
such as these, make choosing
easy. French and English
Laces of every sort. Fine
Vals. and Novelty Laces.
Machine made Filet Edges
and Insertions in various
widths; Venise Edges and
Bands to match.
"Hard-to-find" Embroid
eries, extraordinary values.
Twenty-seven and forty-five-inch
Flouncings with
colored embroidery lace
edge. Fine Edges and Inser
tions for infants' dresses.
Yokes and motifs. Corset
cover embroideries. Con
vent edges, suitable for un
derwear. New trimmings include
colored novelties in silk and
wool motifs. Beaded bands,
silk embroidered bands, gold
and-silver edges and bands.
Silk tassels, gold and silver
tassels and ball ornaments.
Vou'll find many inspirations
among these showings. Helpful
in planning Spring and Summer
wardrobes.
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