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Tfiiu BEE: OMAHA. TUESUAX, JULY 3, 1917.
CAR PLUNGES INTO
Ten Persons Are Dead, Four
teen Missing and Twenty
Four Hurt; Fifty Pas
Kiagira Falls, N. Y., July 2.-An
investigation was begun to place the
blame for the accident in the Niagara
river gorge yesterday when a crowded
trolley car was thrown from the
tracks by a washout and plunged into
the head waters of the whirlpool
rapids. The death list stood at ten
this morning, with four missing and
probably dead and twenty-four in
jured. A washoul due to recent rains
was the cause of the disaster, which
happened just below the cantilever
bridge and sixty feet below the point
where the smooth water of the upper
reaches of the Niagara river bank into
the turbulent water of the whirlpool.
Like Rats in Trap.
The car had all but completed the
circuit of the gorge, having crossed
from the Canadian side of the river on
the trolley bridge at Lewiston. Thue
were more than fifty passengers on
board, according to general estimates.
The car was running at a speed of
twenty miles an hour. Less than half
a minute elaptod from the time the
motorman felt the first sway until the
car was bottor.side up on the river
As the -ar tumbled down the twenty-foot
inclin from the tracks to the
edge of the river, screaming men and
women fought to escape and some of
them were able to free themselves,
but were unable to obtain a footing
on the steep bank.
There was a mad scramble in the
shallow water between the wrecked
car and the river bank. From the
river side the bjdin of at least two
of the passengers were seen to be
caught in t: swiu.r waters and were
carried down to the whirlpool.
Guards Rush to Rescue.
Members of a National Guard regi
ment who were on guard at the bridge
saw the accident and were the first to
the rescue. The soldiers slid down
the bank into the river and worked
in water up to their waists, getting
injured passengers free from the
wreckage, and passing them up the
bank where an emergency car was
placed to carry them to the Niagara
The supports of the roof on the for
ward part of the car had been crushed
by the impact on the rocks in the
river bottom, throwing the seats to
gether. . This pinioned many of the
passengers below the surface of the
water and it was in this section of the
car that most of the fatalities oc
curred. Believes Bodies Lost.
"I believe at least half a dozen
bodies were carried down the river to
the whirlpool," said one of the sol
diers, who was taken to a hospital to
recover from exhaustion. "When I
was running down the railroad tracks.
I saw out in he stream what seemed
to me to be two arms raised above
the surface. Ten feet away from them
I am sure I saw the bright color of
a woman's dress! near the turfaee and
still farther down a man swimming in
an effort to get out of the rapids. He.
The statement by the guardsman
was the most definite obtainable as to
the number of persons carried down
the river. Nearly a score of persons
were reoorted to the police as miss
ing, but most of them were located In
hospitals and hotels later in tht eve
nine. It was certain, however, that
in the holiday crowd there were many
making the trip unaccompanied.
E. B. Nickels, superintendent of the
Gor railroad, issued a statment late
tonight placing the number of dead
ad missing at fourteen. All the
other passengers on the car had been
accounted for, he said.,
For brak Partly cloudy; unsettled
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Normal ternperatur 71
ttotlctenry for Oio day 4
Total deficiency sines March t til
Normal precipitation .11 Inch
Deficiency for the day... .15 Inch
Total rainfall sines March 1. .. .11.15 Inches
GxccH alnce March J.. l.litnchea
Deficiency for cor. period, 1111.. I.OSInchea
Uaflclency fur cor. period. 1111.. 1.11 Inches
Reoorts from Maliona al 7 r. n.
Station and State Temp. High. Rain-
of Weather. 7 p. tn. tut. fall.
Cheyenne, partly cloudy 40 7 .00
avenport, c'r 73 71 .00
Denrer cloudy 74 74 T
Dea Motnea, clear 74 10 .0
Idre City. pt. cloudy.. II is ."
Lander, cloudy ...71 13 .00
North Platte, clear.... 10 14 .00
Omaha, clear 74 10 .00
Pueblo, cloudy 10 S .00
Chicago 73 7 .00
jalt Lake. City, clear.. 14 W .00
Santa Fa, cloudy 71 14 .00
Sheridan, clear 11 , 4 .00
hiouk City, clear ...... 7 S - 74 .00
Valentine, clear ...... 7S 10 .00
the boards to whom its operation is
committed, and I admonish every
member of every local board and of
every district board of review that
their duty to their country requires
an impartial and fearless performance
of the delicate and difficult duties en
trusted to them. They should re
member as to each, individual case
presented to them that they are
called upon to adjudicate the most
sacred rights of the individual and
to preserve untarnished the honor of
"Our armies at the front will be
strengthened and sustained if they
be composed of men free from any
sense of injustice in the mode of se
lection and they will be inspired to
loftier efforts in behalf of a country
in which the citizens called upon to
perform high public functions per
form them with justice, fearlessness
Order of Proceedure.
Uoon organizing the local boards
will take over from the registration
boards all registration cards, which
they will number serially and list for
posting to public view. Then, after
Having been advised of the method
bv which the order of liability for
service shall be determined and of the
quota to be drawr from its territory
(minus credUs for enlistments in the
National Guard or regular army) each
board will prepare a list of persons
designated for service in the order of
their liability, post the list, give it
to the press and within three days
send notice to each designated person
As the mi., so notified appear the
boards first will make a physicial ex
amination in accordance with special
regulations to be provided, bearing in
mina mat an persons accepteo oy
them will be re-examined by army
surgeons. If the physicial examina
tion is passed successfully then comes
the question of exemption.
Long List of Exemptions.
Persons who must be exempted or
discharged by the local board include:
Officers of the united states, ot the
states, territories and the District of
Columbia: ministers of religion, stu
dents of divinity, persons in the mil
itary or naval service of the United
States; subjects of Germany, all other
aliens who have not taken out hrst
papers, county or municipal officers,
custom house clerks, workmen in tea
eral armorie.1, arsenals and navy
yards, persons in the federal service
designated by the president for ex
emption, pilots, merchant marine sail
ors, those with a status with respect
to dependents which renders their
exclusion desirable (a married man
with dependent wife or child, son of
a dependent widow, son ot dependent,
dependent orphan child under 16 years
of age) those found morally deficient
and anv member of any well recog
nized religious sect existing May 18,
1917, whose creed forbids participa
tion in war and whose religious con
victions accord with ttne creed.
Filing of Exemption Claims.
Claims for exemption because of de
pendents may be made, by the man
himself, his wife or other dependents
or by a third party who has person
ally investigated the case. A claim
made by the husband must be accom
panied by a supporting affidavit
signed by his wife and by the head
of a family residing in the same ter
ritory. A claim by the wife or a
third party must be accompanied by
two supporting affidavits signed by
heads of families.
Similar rules govern claims on the
grounds of other dependents when
the dependents or third, parties being
authorized to file claims with
supporting affidavits. In each case
the board must be satisfied before
grants exemption or discharge that
the dependent or dependents actually
are supported mainly by the truits
the man s mental or physical labor.
Boards of Appeal
Local boards are required, subject
to appeal, to pass upon claims tor ex
emption or discharge within three
days after the tiling of affidavits
District boards must, decide appea
cases within five days after the clos
ing of proofs and their decisions are
final. If the ruling of a local board
is affirmed the person in Question
stands finally accepted for military
passing on claims for exemption
on the ground of employment in nec
essary industrial and agricultural oc
cupations the district boards must be
convinced that the particular enter
prise affording such employment ac
tually is necessary to tue maintenance
of the military establishment or na
tional interest during the emergency.
Certificates of exemption will not
necessarily be permanent They may
be revoked with changing conditions
or may be granted only for prescribed
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Kaiser Stands By
Demand for Cash
Amsterdam, July 1. Herr Reb-
mann, head of the Baden branch of
the national liberal party, who spoke
at Karlsruhe on Friday, declared
there was not the slightest faltering
regarding peace demands to be ob
served at the recent meeting of the
party leaders in Berlin. These de
mands were annexation of territory
in the east, making the coasts secure,
demand for colonial territory and
London, July 2. Commenting on
Premier Lloyd George's Glasgow ad
dress Friday, in which he said that
the end of the war without the al
lied aims won and guaranteed would
be the greatest disaster, the Rhein
ische Westfalische Zeitung says it is
another indication that England needs
Our U-boats will give Lloya
George tht best answer," continues
The Koelnische Volks Zeitung says
that the British premier knows Ger
many is ready for peace and there
fore the responsibility for the con
tinuance of the war rests with England.
The Koelnische Zeitunsr describes
the proposed peace as a revelation of
English deceit and says for the first
time the English premier admits Eng
land is conducting a war of robbery
and conquest. lime has made us
hard, says the paper, and as our
army has accomplished the unbeliev
able so will our people endure suffer
ing and privation rather than agree
to a premature peace for Lloyd
NEW FASHIONS .
TOWN, COUNTRY, MOUNTAIN and SEASHORE
at much less than usual prices.
F. W. Thome Co.
'PEACE' PARADE ENDS
IN GENERAL RIOTING
Police, Soldiers, Sailors and
Canadian "Kilties" Combine
to Break Up Big Demonstration.
Wilson Comes to Rescue
Of Brewers, Says Hinshaw
Washington, July 2. Virgil G. Hin-
haw, chairman of the national com
mittee of the prohibition party, today
issued a statement attacking Presi
dent Wilson's action in asking prohi
bition leaders not to delay passage
of the food control bill by insisting
on retention of the provisions affect
ing the manufacture of beer and light
"We undoubtedly would have na
tional prohibition within thirty days,"
said Mr. Hinshaw, "were it not for
the interference of Woodrow Wilson
coming to the rescue of the brewers
in the final hour.
Defense Very Short in
The "Highgrader Trial
Cheyenne. Wyo.. July 2. It took
the defense in the alleged interstate
gold conspiracy which went to trial
here last week, just 30 minutes to pre
sent its ease today. Halt an hour
after the government had concluded
its case before United States District
Judge Riner, the defense rested,
Three witnesses were introduced by
Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results.
FIVE KILLED IN
DAY OF RIOTING
IN EAST ST. LOUIS
(CtoMnamt from Pee One.)
ter. Up to that hour the streets were
quiet and it seemed the day would
pass without a renewal of the noting,
Aa the morning wore on crowds be
gan to congregate in the streets, and
encouraged by the absence of troops
from the downtown section, agitators
began their work of inflaming the
One of the National Guard com
panics then was ordered from the ne
gro quarter to the bus ness section
but the arrival of the troops seemed
to arouse the mobs to further aggres
aton. White men stopped street cars,
dragged off the negroes, and pelted
them with stones and paving bricks.
By 1 o'clock eight injured negroes
were in hospitals and the police and
guardsmen seemed completely to have
lost control. No accurate count of
the number of negroes attacked was
obtainable, many getting away with
As the mob seemed further than
ever from control, orders were given
to hurry as many negroes as possible
out of the city. Auto trucks were
taeked and the exodus began.
Late this afternoon the moo set
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We Like Small Repair Job.
For the Fourth of July
Boston, Mass., July 1. Riotous
scenes attended a socialist parade to
day, which was announced as a peace
demonstration. The ranks of the
marchers were broken up by self-organized
sauads of uniformed soldiers
and sailors, red flags and banners
bearing socialistic mottoes were
trampled on and literature and fur
nishings in the socialist headquarters
in Park Square were thrown into the
street snd burned.
Police reserves stopped the rioting
after it had been in progress an hour
and a half. Many arrests were made.
The police took into custody some
of the participants in hundreds of fist
fights that were waged on the Com
mon and in the line of the parade,
while agents of the federal Depart
ment of Justice under the direction of
Assistant District Attorney Goldberg
arrested a number of persons who
were alleged to have made unpatriotic
remarks. None of the soldiers and
sailors who figured in the disturbance
The procession consisted of hun
dreds of men and women, many of
whom carried babies. Most of the
marchers carried small red flags with
white emblematic of the peace dem
onstration and there were large ban
ners bearing inscriptions, some of
which read: "Russia has a six-hour
day. Why not America?" and "Lib
erty loan a first mortgage on labor."
A large American flag was at the head
of the procession.
Half a hundred nier. in the uniform
of naval -reservists, national guards
men, marines and Canadian 'kilties
intercepted the procession at the cor
ner of West and Tremont streets and
again at the corner of Winter and
In both instances a street fight re
sulted. Blows were exchanged and
flags were snatched from the hands of
the marchers while women in the line
screamed in fright. The American
flag at the head of the line was seized
by the attacking party, and the band,
which had been playing "The Mar
seillaise," with some interruptions.
was forced to play The istar-span-
glcd Banner," while cheers were
given for the flag. Meanwhile the
socialist headquarters in Park Square
had been ransacked and its contents
destroyed by a bonfire.
fire to homes in the negro quarter
and a score of buildings were de
stroyed, while scouting parties
searched for negroes the mob might
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tiful summertime suits and
skirts. 44 inches wide, $1.00
Light Silk Gloves
Cool, but still a protection
against the summer sun. In
white, washable silk, 60c to
Union Suits 35c
Fine quality, ribbed, sleeve
less garments, 35c; extra
Suits, Coats, Dresses, Skirts
Merchandise of Quality
Going at Great Savings
Our regular stocks no "Sale" goods or other
undesirable garments. Omaha women are
offered the opportunity, during this sale, of
purchasing fashionable clothes at prices less
than consistent with their quality.
Sport, tailored and novelty styles. No reser
vations. All models are hand tailored of styl
$25 to $35 Suits, $11.75
$39.50 to $50 Suits, $22.50
$55 to $85 Suits, $31.75
$85 to $125 Suits, $42.50
Wool Coats Georgette Crepe
And Silk Dresses
are marked so low in price
that they will go quickly.
of Sport Hats
Modish Sailors of Milan and
Milan Hemp with silk ribbon
bands, good colors;
Tuesday . .
A Small Charge Made for Alterations.
Women's Wash Apparel
For the Fourth of July
A showing of cool, comfortable apparel for the out
ing Wednesday. Dainty Clothes do not cost more
than ordinary sorts as these prices clearly show
Wash Skirts, $1.65 and $2.65.
Middy Blouses, S5c and $1.19.
Two New Dix Dresses for $3.50.
Many other equally pleasing styles and moderate pricings.
Best Coeds -Lowest Price.
Fir Cracken, per bunch, le,
2c, Se, 5c, 6c, Sc. ,
Salutes, per box, 4c ana Sc.
Roman Candles, le, 2c, 3c, 4c
Sky Rockets, Mines, Balloons,
Red Fire, Cap Pistols, Caps, etc.
Complete Liae of Flags.
Meet Complete Stock i
Omeha Opea Evenings.
Remember the Lecatioa.
J.F. Bilz, Jr.
318 South 15th St.
Next Door South of Smoke House.
Easy to Handle, Splendid in Appearance, Economical
The Car for the People
When you come down to Omaha this week, we want you to make a special
visit to our salesroom to see the Briscoe.
- This car is not a new one in Nebraska, but it has fastened itself in the esti
mation of the people more firmly within the last few months than any car per
haps on the market today as a car for the people. It is a car whose motor was
designed and built by skilled men in France, and is known in this country -as
the half million dollar motor.
It is demonstrated that it not only has 40 more power than it ever had
or that any car in its class has today. But it has been demonstrated and has
proven that it makes more mileage to the gallon of gasoline than engineers have
dreamed of. We believe that these two essential features-power and car mile
age can favor making a car successful and certainly favor with the majority
of American people. A special feature of the Briscoe is its easy handling,
which makes it a great favorite with women.
We believe that this is an opportune time for visitors to go into the mechan
ism of, this great car, and we arc in position to make a demonstration of the
value of the car.
A splendid proposition for agents. The week of July 7 to 15 will be known
as Briscoe National Week. We shall show many new body designs and colore
during the week.
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2056-53 Farnam St.
Phone Douglas 6187,
W ,1812 FARNAM ST. i 5B
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