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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JUNE 23. 1917.
WILL FIX PRICES ON
STEEL AND PIG IRON
Government Will Commandeer
Plants if Fair Kates Are
Mot Accepted by the
ashington, June 22. The Federal
Trade commission will be asked soon
hy President Dcnnian of the Emer
cnicy Fleet corporation to fix a uni
lorni price for steel and steel products
lor all industries throughout thecoun
Irv. The commission nil be asked to
name a fair price which will afford
producers a fair profit, not only on
sieel, but on pig iron, iron ore and
every other material entering into the
manufacture of steel.
May Commandeer Plants.
The method of procedure will be
lor the commission to suggest to all
iruA and steel manufacturers and ore
producers that they unite and name
a price themselves, subject to the
commission's approval. Should they
decline to adopt this course the gov
ernment has power to commandeer
With the government obtaining its
siffl for the proposed fleet of ocean
going vessels at a comparatively low
price, it is feared that unless some
restrictive action be taken the price
of steel and iron to other industries
will attain unheard-of levels within a
That, it is pointed out, might be
brought about by tlu natural law of
supply and demand, as the govern
ment's requirements when filled
would leave an inadequate supply for
All Grades and Kinds.
The present program calls for the
fixing of prices of all grades and
kinds of steel and iron. It is pointed
out that iron ana steel lor use in the
manufacture of harvesters and other
agricultural implements is necessary
lor the national detente to a degree
secondary only to the need of steel
in constructing the proposed mer
The commission also might find it
necessary to fix the price of manga.
nese, limestone and other elements en
tering into the manufacture of pig
iron, which,, in turn, enter into the
FOUR PERSONS SHOT
IY NEBRASKA MAN
Frank Driggs of Lincoln Kill3
Three Men and Woman
and Attacks Girl at
Potsdam, K. Y.
Girl Kills Woman
. She Had Stolen
Waukesha, Wis., June 22. Miss
Grace Lusk, high school teacher, who
yesterday shot and killed Mrs. Rob
erts, wile ot Dr. David Kobcrts, lor
iner state veterinarian, and then tried
to kill herself by sending two bullets
into her body, probably will recover,
physicians, said today.
To Chief of Police McKay, Miss
Lusk said: ,
"I am sorry fof Mrs. Roberts. 1
hope my wounds are fatal.
"I never 'thought J could do H. I
loved Dr., Roberts and want hint now
and a wavs. '
A letter evidently written by Miss
I.usk to Mrs. Roberts was made pub?
lie. it read in part: '
"Vou must have known for long
time that your husband's affections
had passed from you; that he cared
for someone else. That is sufficient
annulment of any carriage tow that
ever was given. '
"That is the way you- respectable
folk good, moral women do things
in order to keep your reputation and
live lives of ease.
"In the. eternal; triangle, our souls
require for their solution the elimina
tion of one Character; Those who
should remain, are, the two whose
affection is mutual. . .
I ; A RtTMMEB TONIC 1IBINK
r HmM'i Ads rboaptaal.
Ttcalthfol snS moat .sraaabU to Ihe tut.
f Ttefraahsa and tnvl.orat.a. Uaa It In place
of Ismail Advertisement,
Syracuse, N. Y June 22. (Special
Telegram.) Three men and one
woman are dead, and an 18-ycar-old
girl is in a serious condition, following
an assault and a fourth man is in the
1'otsdam, N. V., hospital with a bul
let in his shoulder, as the result of
Frank Driggs of Lincoln, Neb., sud
denly going insane last night and
murdering an entire family.
The dead are:
I1KVRY 1 Alt E, fro' 4S.
JAMKH LAIM'E, acril 4, hi. hrsthrr.
HHH. i. UKI'I'INK BOOfcllK, xrd 11,
IIB. TIIKKO.N JE.NKIN.
Johu ieulue, another brother.
The girl, Miss Minnie Ladue, is a
niece ot the dead men. Alter being
kidnaped by Driggs she ran away
and notmed the 1'otsdam police, she
tells an incoherent story to the effect
that Mrs. Rogers had sent her for a
doctor and as soon as she left the
house Driggs shot her aunt.
The girl entered the house and
was tied and gagged. She heard
Driggs enter the room of her uncle
and shoot him in bed. Her other uncle,
James, ran cried out to be spared
two bullets cut his pleas snort.
Descending to the first floor Driggs
heard Dr. Jenkins mount the norch
He waited until the doctor opened
the door and then shot him down. He
then went to the barn and shot John
Ladue in the shoulder.
Driggs then returned to the room
where Miss Ladue lay and assaulted
her. He compelled her to accompany
mm to 1'otsdam, where they regis
tered at a hotel.
After Driggs fell asleep she escaned
and fled to the police station and
directed the olhcers to the room.
where he was arrested and lodged in
tne rotsciam tan.
Driggs maintains a sullen air. He
says his home is in Lincoln and that
he has relatives there. He is an e ec
trician hy trade. During the last year
and a half he has been wandering
arouna, living tor a snort time at M.
Louis and Omaha.
(Continued Krom Paf On.)
Report on Cotton Seed
And Its Products
Washington, June 22. The cotton
seed and cotton seed products report
of the census period from August to
May 31, issued today, shows:
"Cotton seed received at the mills,
4,461,4UJ tons; crushed, 4,J69,760 tons;
on hand May 31, 105,971 tons.
"Produced: Crude oil, 1.351,628.558
pounds; refined oil, 1182,138,505
pounds; linters, 1,278,768 bales of 500
On hand May 31: Crude oil. 68,732.
344 pounds; refined oil, 324,455,716
pounds; linters, 14A6MI pounds.
Imports: Oil, 8,990,279 pounds.
Exports: Oil, 139,732,356 pounds.
Gorky Protests Sale of
Russian Art Treasures
Petrograd. Tune 22. The Novoe
' Vrenrva prints a big advertisement
from an unnamed American corpora
tion which declares that it has as.
signed $20,000,000 for the purchase in
Russia of antiques, pictures, pore
lain and tapestry. Maxim Gorky has
issued a furious protest, describing the
plan as "robbery of our national treasures,"
Dutch Miners Strike
London. Tune 22. A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from
Amsterdam says that SO per cent of
the Dutch miners of Limberg (a prov
ince of southeastern Holland) are on
strike for a minimum wage and an
eight-hour day. Many Belgian in
terned soldiers who have been work
ing the mines joined the strike, which
involves about 70,000 men.
FOR ALL HEADS
if yeu're not acquaint! with our Panamas you
' aro lindeubteeUy paying too much for your hats.
A ri i
Shape ' -
for C Her and
Every m Save
Head V ' J Money
Thoao valuta cannot b duplicated in Omaha.
1421 Douglas St.
Just Fow SUpa from 15th St.
At Beaton's Saturday
WITH EVERY PURCHASE IN ANY DEPARTMENT
25c Lustrite Nail Enamel ... 6c
25c Mcnnen's Talcum Powder,
25c Colgate's Talcum Powder,
all odors 15c
25c Graves' Tooth Powder. .14c
Ma, Ornzin Tooth Paste. . , ,34c
25c Sanitol Tooth Paste.... 16c
25c Woodbury's Facial Soap, 16c
60c Nadinola. Cream 27c
50c Egyptian Fact Powder, ,27c
. BATH CAPS
65c Rubber Bath Caps 39c
85c Bath Caps 50c
We bare all the latest models
in Bath Caps.
65e Man's Diving Caps 39c
$1.75 Bathing Suit Sashes, $1.25
(Blue, Red or Green.)
Films Developed Free.
Prints, 2Kx8K 3c
Prints, 2V4x4H 4c
Postal Cards 6c
We rent cameras at 10c per day.
$2.60 Cameras. . .$1.80
25c Photo Albums 15c
M. Q. Developer, 6 for 25c
Most complete line of photo
supplies In the west. Write ua for
$1.76 Djerkisi Extract, or. , . ,$1
$2.25 Houbigant's Ideal Extract,
per ounce $1.59
$2.60 Mary Garden Extract, per
os., at ...$1.69
MAIL ORDERS RECEIVE OUR PROMPT ATTENTION
BEATON DRUG CO.
15TH AND FARNAM STREETS.
izations of the city at 2 o'clock Friday
afternoon at the Boyd theater. A
band played outside the theater for a
halt hour betorc the meeting. Women
were scaled according to the section
of the city in which they live.
Ward Hurgess presided, and the
rally opened with the "Star Spangled
Banner." Rev. T. J. Mackay gave the
prayer and benediction, and the fol
lowing women made onc-minutc
Mrs. E. M. Sunderland, president
Omaha chapter Association of Col
legiate Alumnae; Mrs. Philip Potter,
president Omaha chapter, Daughters
of American devolution; Mrs. E. B.
Manchester, supreme guardian Wood
men Circle; Mrs. C. T. Kounfze,
chairman of committee of instruction
One Day's Pay
To Save a Soldier
The Boy Scouts
The Red Cross
Amber and Ivory
A full assortment has just
come in, No. 3, No. 4, No.
5, No. 6 ; also steel knitting:
Classes for Instruction daily
under the personal supervision
of Miss Steenstrup -10
a. m., 12 m., 3 p. m 6 p. in.
Art Needlework, Third Floor
of women for Red Cross; Mrs. J. A.
Simpson, grand worthy matron Ne
braska jurisdiction, Order of Eastern
Star; Mrs. E. W. Nash, director of
Christ Child's aociet1 Mrs. William
Archibald Smith, president National
League for Women's Service; Mr. C,
H. English, scout executive, Omaha
council, Boy Scouts of America.
The Omaha Ad club distributed
supplies and explained to the women
the methods of procedure for the
house-to-house canvas today. All
pledges taken by the women will be
accredited to the Boy Scout fund.
Grain Exchange Gift.
The Omaha Grain exchange at a
special meeting of the board of di
rectors voted $1,000 to the Red Cross.
This comes in addition to the indi
vidual subscriptions of members.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. F. Leflang, who
gave $500, have increased their sub
scription to $1,000.
At the Union Pacific headquarters
a drive is being made to secure Red
Cross funds. Subscriptions are be
ing received at the office of J. A. Mun
roe, but no figures are given out there,
as his reports are made direct to Red
Cross headquarters in the Hotel Fon
tenelle. Subscriptions to the Red Cross are
being reported from the state at large.
F. M. Currie of Broken Bow, Neb.,
sends in two checks today, one for
himself and one for P. C. Krickson
of Brewster, Neb. Mr. Currie volun
teers his services for a speaking cam
paign. New Subscriptions.
The foltowlnc f ubscrlptiona are reported:
Ford employea I 9SE
Mr. and Mrs. McUrew , 500
Nels B. Updike, personally 1,000
Employe, additional Mon
rr. Oeorgo Tllden Son
w. 3. Hynea ioq
C. .V. Diet! 1,000
George A. Honglttnd.' personally 1.000
Hoasland Lumber ,-uinpany 1,000
Sir. and Mrs. I.t-flang 1,500
Mela Broa 600
Omaha Crockery company 200
P. P. Klrlcndalt company 1.000
Iten Biscuit company 1,000
.Mr. Barnetlaa. manager ll-n Biacult
Loose-Wiles Hlacult company 600
Mrs. W. A. Gavin Wins
Women's Golf Tourney
New York, June 22. Mrs. W. A,
Gavin of the Baltusrol club, Short
Hills. N. J won the women's met
ropolitan golf championship finals
over the Piping Rock club's links to
day by defeating Mrs. Thomas Huck
nall of Forest Hill 5 up and 4 to play
in the final round.
COURT ORDER NOT
TO HOLD MEETING
(Continued From Pas One.)
need of a mediation board to bring
the outstanding employers and em
ployes to terms of agreement."
Views of Robert Cowell.
Robert Cowell, chairman of the
board, made this statement:
"1 have been served with a sum
mons and restraining order, advising
me that until further order o the
court we shall not sit as a board of
mediation and investigation in labor
strikes and threatened trouble. In the
public press, I observed, that the at
torney general questioned the consti
tutionality of the act empowering
this board to sit. A statement has
been made that the labor difficulties
have largely been removed and that
if the board would not sit, it would
facilitate adjustment Of matters be
tween labor and capital. It would
seem that that statement is not quite
correct. An intimation has been
made that the patriotism of this board
might be questioned if the members
should go contrary to the order just
served upon them.
"I am completely and wholly re
sponsible for my citizenship and my
loyalty to this country. I am ready
to defend the flag and have offered
my services in any capacity. I resent
any implication which may reflect in
any sense upon my loyalty to the
Stars and Stripes. I would not do any
thing which may aggravate this trying
situation. 1 beg ot you to De law
abiding citizens. I believe in you.
By worfl or deed, don't commit any
act which may add anything to in
flame the parties to this controversy."
Mr. Cowell was cheered by the
gathering of union men.
Prominent Greeks Will
Be Expelled from Greece
Paris, June 22. A dispatch to the
Havas agency from Athens says for
mer Premier Goiinaris, with thirty
other prominent Greeks who were,
ordered expelled from Greece, in
cluding M. Dragoumis, son of ex
Premier Dragoumis and once min-
inister to fetrograd, embarked today.
IThe Thompson Telden Store
FULL SPEED AHEAD, THE ORDER OF THE DAY
Assorted choco lates,
high grade, for Satur
day only '
SAVINGS IN SILKS
A Sale Saturday
$1.30 a Yd.
About a thousand yards of seasonable silks Taf
fetas, Crepes, Georgettes, Foulards. All odd lengths
and broken lines, priced for a quick clearance. Suit
able lengths for dresses and skirts. Every yard is
from our regular stock most of them are
$2.00 and $2.25 Qualities
Many plain high colored Sport
Silks. $3 qualities also included
All at One Price, Saturday,
$1.39 a Yard
Sale Commences at 8i30 A. M.
Children's Summer Wear
Has Received Special Attention
Besides being attractive and cool for hot days, partic
ular care has been given in the selection of materials
that they may be of the greatest aervice, and in the
quality of workmanship, that they may stand up un
der the closest inspection.
Boy' Wah Suit., the "Kay
nee" make, in white and
colors, long or short sleeves
2 to 6-year sizes, $1.25,
$1.50 up to $3.50.
Children'. Gingham Aprons
Long sleeves, in checks of white
with blue or pink, bloomers 10
match, 2 to 6 year size, 80c and
Children. Bloom.r Dr.aa..
2 to 6 years, $1,11.65.
White Milans, Pana
mas, Leghorns, trim
med with ribbons,
wheat,, flowers, fan
cy feathers and burnt
Crepe facings with
black velvet flanges,
$3.50, $5, $6
$7.50 to $12
You'll Need Them Soon
For women and children we
have complete stocks from
which to select Accessories,
too, rubber bathing caps,
shoes, slippert, water winys
and rubber-lined bags in
which to carry suits.
These sets are of lockstitch em
broidery, on a fine quality of
linen, and will wash and wear like
genuine Madeira hand work. Each
set consists of six 6-inch doilies,
six 10-inch doilies and one 24-inch
Plain scalloped sets, $3.
Scalloped and embroidered
sets are $3.75 and $5.00.
Silk Hosiery Needs ,
Best Supplied Here
For $1.26 White and black pure
dye silk hose with lisle tops
and double soles of lisle; an ex
cellent quality for wear.
For $1.75 White and black pure
thread silk hose with lisle lined
Children's black silk lisle hose,
sizes 6 to 854, specially priced
Saturday at 25c.
Underwear for Women
Gauze ' Lisle Vests, 35c Low
neck, sleeveless and a very good
Gauze Union Suits, 75c Low
neck, fitted or wide knee, all sizes.
, Silk Camisoles, $1.25 A spe
cial price on pink silk camisoles,
attractively trimmed. '
Dresses $1 to $5
Inexpensive, but ever so
dainty and attractive for
house, picnics and camping
wear. Why not have these
cool, comfortable dresses
for hot weather? They cost
New Shirting Madras
Ideal for Dresses
The patterns are pretty woven
striped effects, in fast colors, 32
inches wide. Summer frocks of
madras offer an attractive com
bination of good looks and long
service, 25c, 30c, 40c, 45c a yard.
What Is Value
In Your Brassiere?
Value is intrinsic. Quality of
fabric, together with accuracy
of fit, durability of wear and
wash, daintiness of appearance.
Isn't this what you expect of
your brassiere? We offer all
of these qualities in a group of
brassieres, some of which can
not be obtained again, while
others are slightly mussed. Sat
urday 69c and 79c
!: M mi Miau'iiasa, Hyaia 1 1 auap aaai
A sale of bronze kid,
gray kid, ivory kid and
patent kid pumps. Ev
ery pair short lines from
regular stock. All sales
- ' - - .
The First Saturday of Summer
In View of Which Fact We Have Arranged
Carefully Selected Groups
of Women's Summer Apparel
Fashions to please the woman who discrimi-.
nates who seeks the distinctive character
in style and quality that are associated with
Summer Frocks and Dresses that are imper
vious to frequent tubbings, that retain their
original, graceful lines and attractive
freshness; Fabrics include ginghams, plain
and embroidered voiles and imported nets.
$7.50, $10.50, $15 up to $55.
Tub Skirts in plain white materials and styl
ish patterns, in colors. Correctly tailored
models are $4.50, $6.50, $7.50, $9.50.
Linen Dust Coata for the woman who motors.
A quite indispensible part of the traveling
costume, whether it's for day runs, pic
nics or long tours. Prices are $3.95, $6.95,
The Store for Blouses emphasizes original
blouse ideas cleverly executed in quality
fabrics. Among the newest models are sev
eral very delightful Georgettes for $8.75.
. Wash blouses are legion and at each price
from 95c to $10.50 the assortments are ex
tensive. The June clearaway of Tailored and Sport
Suits offer milady an opportunity to choose
her vacation suit at a saving over former
prices. $14.75, $18.75, $24.50, $31.50. A
small charge is made for alteration. J
Tin Em's SUtop
Have You Cool Furnishings
for Hot Weather Wear?
There is no excuse
for not being ready to
meet the summer sea
son's warmth, espe
cially when complete
assortments are so
easily reached and so
fair in price.
Handkerchief.. All Kinds
Initialed ones with narrow
colored borders, six differ
ent ones to a box, 50c each
or six for $3.
Colored linen handker
chiefs that wash equally as
well as linen, 75c, $1, $1.25.
Irish linens, 15c to $1.25
There i. a run on .eft cel
lar. They are worn more
than ever this season. All
the new styles are here now.
Silk Shirt, for Hot Day..
Tub silks, broadcloths, silks,
peau de crepes, genuine pon
gees and fibres. , Madras
shirts, either soft or stiff
cuffs, distinctive patterns in
Manhattan, Eagle and Ar
Summer Sleeping Gar
mania How is your supply?
Pajamas made of light
weight silks, aoisettes,
crepes, nainsooks and mad
ras. Night shirts cut extra
full and long to insure com
fort, plain white and fancy
TO THE RIGHT AS VOU ENTER.
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