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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY; APRIL 6, 1915-
SCENT PLOT IN INFURIATED MOB
IN KANSAS CITY
Blaze Burns "Aaainst the
Wind " Indicating Deliberate
Plan to Cause Wholesale
Kansas City. Mo., April 5. Thai
the fire which last night destroyed
about three city blocks in the whole
sale and manufacturing district in the
western section of the city, entailing
a heavy financial loss, was of incen
diary origin was the theory advanced
at noon today Dy james 1:. wartm,
fire warden. He placed the loss at be
tween $2,000,000 and $2,500,000.
"1 grew suspicious again when it
was called to my attention that the
fire had burned 'against the wind,
Mr. Marvin declared. 'Almost as soon
a the fire was discovered other fires
started in adjacent buildings. That
would indicate the fires were deliber
ately, started, as they were not situ
ated so that sparks from the first fire
cculd have fallen upon them."
It developed this afternoon that the
warehouses of the Abernatliy Furni
ture company where the fire origin
ated had been locked most of th day
and that there had been no employes
there for several hours.
(font'lnufd From F On.)
was wanted was that the state
Council of Defense and the courts
should be given specific right to
punish every disloyal act no matter
from what source if might come.
Bea! followed '. him" and then the
senate adjourned for a night session.
iWhat Committee Said.
TUt senate judiciary committee in
corporated one lone section for the
house bill as follows:
"Any person who shall speak, write,
print, tjuoteor publish any matter
calculated to ' obstruct, hinder, or
interfere with the lawful exercises of
the powers of the state or national
government or of any of the officers
thereof with the intent thereby to
obstruct, hinder or interfere with such
exercise of the said power or to en
courage or to invite them to do or
who shall knowingly participate in
any meeting or gathering of persons,
parade or demonstration calculated to
incite and encourage resistance to
any lawful authority shall be deemed
guilty of the crime of sedition and
upon conviction thereof shall be fined
in a sum not less than $100 nor more
than $10,000, or sentenced to 30 days
in jail to 10 years in the penitentiary,
or both." . .
Minnesota Flour Mill
7 5 Closed by Food Rulers
Minneapolis. April 5. Closing of
the Cltaska flour mills of Chaska,
Minn., for 30 days for violation of the
government restriction . not to sell
flour in excess of a 30 days' supply
to eacli customer was ordered today
by the federal grain corporation in a
notice to A. D. Wilson, state food ad
ministrator; Mr. Wilson has recommended that a
mill at Little Rock, la., operated by E.
A. Brown of Luverne, Minn., be
closed for selling wheat flour without
' British Mission Closes.
The British recruiting mission has
discontinued its station in Omaha and
all persons interested in enlisting in
the British army are' requested to
write to the recruiting mission in
Kansas" City. ' ,' t
Illinois Coal Worker Strung Up
at Midnight After Pitched
Battle Between Police
and Angry Crowd.
Collinsville, 111., April 5. Kneeling
with his arms crossed. Robert Prag
er, who was lynched last night at mid
n:ght for alleged disloyal remarks,
prayed in German for three minutes
before he was strung up, according
to statements today by members of
the lynching party. .
I'rager was a coal miner. Yesterday
at Maryville, III., in an address to
miners on socialism, he is said to
have made remarks derogatory to
President WiWon. Miners there be
came angry and when they threaten
ed to do him bodily harm he escaped
to Collinsville, his home. Some of
the miners, however, followed, collect
ed a crowd, took I'rager from his
home and led him barefoot through
the street waving an American flag.
Police Rescue Prager.
The police, fearing violence, res
cued i'rager from the crowd and
placed him in the city hall. Later a
larger mob gathered in front of the
hall and demanded the man. Mayor
J II. Siegel counseled calmness, but
the police force of four was over
powered and I'rager was found in
the basement of the hall Jiiding be
neath a pile of tiling. He was dragged
down the street and beyond the city
limits, the crowd threatening to shoot
if the officers approached.
One mile west of the city the rope
by which I'rager had been led was
thrown over the limb of a tree. He
was asked if he had anything to say.
Oners Last Prayer.
His answer was to drop to his
knees and with arms crossed to pray
in German for three minutes. With
out another word he was pulled into
the air 10 feet and allowed to hang.
The mob then dispersed.
Before the rope was placed about
his neck, Prager wrote the following
note in German:
"Dear Parents, Carl Henry Prager,
Dresden, Germany: I must, on this,
the 4th day of April, 1918, die. Tlease
pray for me, my dear parents. This
is my last letter and testament. Your
dear son and brother,
"ROBERT PAUL TRACER.'"
In Prager's pocket was found a
long "proclamation" in which he
stated his loyalty to the United
grates and to union labor and told of
Big Presses Grind Out
Thousands of War Bonds
Washington, April 5. Final
preparations were being rushed to
day for the opening tomorrow of
the sale campaign of the third Lib
Directors of the drive announced
that 40,000 of the bonds already
had been turned out by the bureau
of engraving and printing and it
was estimated that 100,000 will be
ready y tomorrow. Thereafter the
bonds will leave the presses at the
rate of 500,000 daily to supply de
mands for cash sales and immediate
Here are the essentials of the new
Amount, $3,000,000,000 and all
subscriptions above that amount;
interest rate, 4lA pty cent; cam
paign period, April 6 to May 4; date
of bonds, May 9, 1918; maturity, 10
years, or September 15, 1928; pay
ments due, 5 per cent on subscrip
tion; 20 per cent May 28, 35 per
cent July 18, 40 per cent August
15; interest payable semi-annually'
September 15 and March 15; bonds
of the first and second Liberty
loans may be converted into third
Liberty loan bonds, but bonds of
the third loan are not convertible
into future issues.
50c Abonita Face Powder ... 35c
20c Professional' Emery Boards
50c: Sempre Giovine ., 34c
10c Amami Shampoo ....... 6c
50c Goutorbe Rouge 29c
$1.25 Goutorbe Face Powder, 98c
75c Tivoli Face Powder 43c
50c Rubberset Shaving Brushes,
75c, Rubberset Shaving Brushes,
35c Durham Demonstrator ... 10c
25c Goutorbe Nail Polish .... 17c
75c Hair Brushes (solid back) 39c
50c Nadinola Cream 29c
50c Nadinola Face Powder . . .29c
25c Flexible Nail Files 12c
25c Beaton's Cold Cream, tubes,
75c Ivory Handle Cuticle Knives
75c Ivory Combs 27c
75c Ivory Nail Files , .... .39c
We carry a complete line of
Ansc cameras, from vest pocket
size to postal card size, prices
ranmmr from 12.00 un.
Bring us your films to be de
veloped. We develop them free
when prints are ordered.
50c Samuels 3 Ps 29c
$1.00 Hayes Hair Health ...58c
25c Energine 19c
50c Putnam Dry Cleaner ...,39c
25c Peroxide of Hydrogen ... 7c
30c Sloan's Liniment 21c
50c Dioxogen 39c
25c DeMars Corn Remedy... 17c
Sassafras Bark, per pound . . .23c
$1.00 Swamp Root 79c
75c Beaton's Phosphate Soda. 43c
25c DeMars Cascara Pills ...19c
50c Syrup Figs 34c
35c Castoria 24c
25c Mentholatum 17c
50c Orazin Tooth Paste 34c
30c Kolynos Tooth Paste ....21c
25c Bronchial Lozenges 17c
50c Ice Mint 34c
$1.25 Azurea Extract .....".89c
$1.25 La Trefle Extract 89c
$2.25 Ideal Extract $1.69
$1.50 Altar Tropical Extract, 98c
75c Locust Blossom 39c
75c Lily of the Valley 39c
75c Riekseckers Toilet Water, 49c
Rickseekers Toilet Water.... 49c
$1.00 Rieprer's Flower Drops
Toilet Water 79c
A large assortment of domee
tic and imported Sachet powder,
in bulk, worth up to $1.50 per
ounce, Saturday, special, an ounce,
Beaton Drug Company
. Mail Orders Receive Our Prompt Attention
t , 15th and Farnam
" t '
- " Reserved Seats for PrivaU Peat Now on Sal
his .difficulty in entering-the miners'
Prager yesterday afternoon put up
nosters at the Maryville mine, pro
claiming his loyalty to the govern
ment. When the miners left work
they were' incensed by these
proclamations and began to hunt
Tracer, " "
The police said that Prager while
in their custody had declared he was
a registered alien, that he was born
in Germany, but that he had taken
out his first naturalization papers
and had hoped to become an Ameri
Collinsville is 12 miles east of St.
Louis and is in that section of south
ern Illinois that of late has been
active against alleged disloyalists.
Before United States Cabinet.
Washington, April 5. Attorney
General Gregory took to the cabinet
meeting today a report of ihe lynch
ing of a German, Robert V. Prater,
at Collinsville, 111., last night for dis
cussion with President Wilson. The
government is expected to denounce
the mob's lawless act and to express
the hope that there will be no repeti
A brief report on the .lynching
reached the attorney general today
from United States Attorney Charles
A. Karch. Further details were
Officials made plain that they de
plored the incident, both because of
the effect in this country and also
because it is feared reprisals may be
made in Germany on Americans.
IN HEART TANGLE
(lunlinurd From Face -One.)
ing the army and Von Eernstorff
being punished by a military court.
The baron now charges that Von
ISernstorff with 14 others caused his
divorce ar.d dismissal from the army
by circulating untruthful reports.
Count Christian Gunther von Bern
storif and Mrs. Thomason were mar
ried last December 8. He is 26 years
old. He entered the German diplo
matic service shortly after the out
break of the war.
Marries An American.
Countess von Bernstorff is about
30 years old. Her first husband was
an American, from whom she was di
vorced,, after which she married
Baron von Radeck. She was born in
Stroudsburg, Pa., of English parents
and was adopted by E. J. Thomason
of Burlington, N. J. After her first
niarriagc she met Baron von Radeck
in New York and they were married
iu London in 1911. Two years later
she filed suit for divorce on the
grounds of cruelty and the case
dragged on until last October. Four
years ago the countess fell heir to an
estate of $100,000 from her foster
Baron von Radeck was formerly
an attache of the German embassy in
London. His father was a general in
HUGE DRIVE ON
Teuton Warships Land Troops
and Occupy Town of Eknes;
Russ Powerless to Dis-'
Petrograd, Thursday, April 4. Two
warships and several torpedo boats
have landed troops in Finland and oc
cupied the town of Eknes, southwest
Several Russian warships, including
four submarines, were powerless to
prevent the entry of the Germans into
the harbor at Hangq and the sailors
sank three of the ships in the harbor
to prevent their capture.
Th commander of the Baltic fleet
has sent a communication to the Ger
man commander concerning the Ger
man aims and protesting against the
entry of German warships as a viola
tion of the Brest-Litovsk peace treaty,
which guaranteed the security of the
The arrival of the German fleet off
the Finland coast threatens the safety
of the Russian fleet at Helsingfors,
which, for lack of an icebreaker, has
been unable to reach the naval base
at Kronstadt. The fleet includes two
armored ships, a division of torpedo
boats and submarines.
An anti-soviet uprising among the
Ural Cossacks in southeastern Russia i
STAGE ALL SET
(Continued From Vat One.)
lawn. It was built by Gus Renze and
is of the "knock down" type, so that
it can be set up and taken down 'as
often as required in future drives.
Scouts Police Streets.
The Boy Scouts wi'l police the in
tersections of Farnam street during
the Liberty parade. They have been
assigned to locations as follows:
Tenth and Farnam streets, Troops S and
10. J. J. Cameron.
Eleventh and Farnam streets, Troops 11,
12. 13, O. A. Peters.
Twelfth and Farnam streets, Troops 14,
lli. 3.v H. P. fiobertson.
Thirteenth and Farnam streets, Troops 40,
2i, Dennis Ryan.
Fourteenth and Farnam streets, Troops 34,
36, 39, C. G. Trlem.
Fifteenth and Farnam streets, Troops 28,
1, 7, C. R. Stewart.
Sixteenth and Farnam streets, Troops 31,
I, T. E. Fatterson.
Seventeenth and Farnam streets, Troops
S. 4, 6. W. L. Haekett.
Eighteenth and Farnam streets, Troops
18, 29, 30, I.. N. Beiten.
Nineteenth nnd Farnam streets, Troops 1
42. 44, W. P. Mooney.
Twentieth and Farnam streets. Troops 43,
43, i'. II. WorU- n.
T .-niy-fourth and Farnam streets. Troops
17. 19, 20, ft. F. Edmunds.
Twenty-fifth and Farnam streets, Troop'
21. 23. 24, 25, F. S. Gearhart.
'Twenty-sixth and Farnam streets, Troopf
li, 27. o2. 33, 41. W. K. Guyer.
Deputies .o cover districts as fotinws;
Father iKcCool, Tenth street to Fifteenth
ttrt on Farnam street.
Karl Hnrket. Fifteenth street to Twentieth
.street on Faraum street.
K. E. Herman, Twentieth street to Ttren-ty-5ixth
street on Farnam street.
' Government Sets Fixed
! Prices on All Lumber
, Washington, April 5. Maximum
; prices for fir logs and lumber and yel
j low pine on government or allied
order were announced today by the
new price-fixing committee ot the war
The new prices for fir logs, 40
feet or less, in the Pacific northwes.
efTertive hptween Marrh 10 onit svt
May 31, are $19 per thousand for
number one logs; S15.50 for number
two logs, and $10 for number three
logs, for delivery at points where it
has been customary to make de
livery to saw mill operators. For
logs of more than 40 feet the price
will be on the same basis for extra
lengths as established.
ThompsorBelben - Co.
. Ae fashion Center Jor HfomarP ?
The Store Will Close Saturday at 1:30 p. m. So That Every
One May March in the Parade. Open Again at 4 P- m.
The Finest Black
Silks Are Haskells
We have had the exclusive sale
of these fine black silks for
more than thirty years, and we
know from experience that there
is nothing better or more satis
factory than Haskells. The sea
son's fashionable weaves await
Extensive indeed is this display
of new madras shirtings in print
ed and woven designs. You'll
surely find little difficulty in
choosing from such a fine as
sortment of styles. Colors are fast
(32-ich) 30c to 60c a yard.
Th8 Mens Shop
for new furnishings
at sensible prices
Soft Collars in a remarkably fine
assortment of styles and materi
als. More than you'll usually find.
Vogue Jewelry is chosen by par
ticular men. New soft collar
pins and soft cuff links; also the
original "Kum-a-part" cuff links.
Neckwear Plain Shades in crepe
de chine, fancy crepes and Eng
lish twills. Also foulards, Rum
chundas, grenadines, tatins, and
taffetas, in all styles of four-in-hands
and bats. 50c to $4.
To the left
as you enter.
Womens Tailored Suits
The best of styles, materials and colors.
$39.50 to $65
Women who wish fine hand
tailored suits and who ap
preciate good woolen .fab
rics are finding these suits
very interesting The styles
are distinctive and will give
the most satisfactory sort of
No extra charge for alterations.
Here One Finds
Silk jerseys and taffeta styles in
Spring shades $5
A group of unusually fine silk
petticoats is priced $3.95
No difficulty in choosing a pleas
ing style at a price you'll care
' Second floor.
Excellent New Corsets - Five
in Number - all $1.50 a Pair-
Think of wearing
style corset when
these five new models will
assure you of correct figure
lines for this season. Give
long wear - fit perfectly and
Wenoma - Kabo
Thomson's Glove $ 1 ,50
Fitting - Warn
er's - La Grecque
Corsets third floor
ON account of express congestion hundreds of
Blouses which should have arrived early
this week have just reached here and these will
be cast into Saturday's great sale event, making
for the last day assortments and values decidedly
greater than on the opening day of the sale, so
come again Saturday.
Is the Last Day to Share in the
Wonderful Values of
the GREATEST, BLOUSE
OMAHA HAS EVER KNOWN-Read On-
TODAY'S express brought us package after
package of Blouses which were due early this
week. They represent the very choicest purchases
made by our Mr. Orkin for this great April sale
event. Saturday will know no bounds for value
IT'S a shrewd shopper, indeed, who will supply
her Blouse needs for many days to come from
these extraordinary offerings. More than 2,200
Blouses are involved. Extra sales force to serve
you promptly and efficiently. Shop in the morn
ing while selections are best.
Saturday's sale will start off with a rush at 8:30 sharp
Share in these extraordinary bargains
T") AINTY Voiles, Batistes, Organdies and
Tub Silks, in white, flesh and maize
many trimmed with contrasting colors. Hun
dreds of Blouses from which to choose.
Up to. .
BEAUTIFUL Organdies, Crepe de Chines
and Georgette Crepes, in white, flesh and
all the new Spring colors. Styles as varied and
choice as any woman might wish for. The val
ues are undeniably great.
AT ' MB&
Worth t ni
Up to. WUl
TuIE GREATEST and most popular of the
-- sale groups an exhibit too great, too a
beautiful to attempt description. Georgettes,
Crepe de Chines and Plain Silks in a host of
newest colors. To see them is to want them.
Saturday the crowds will answer this call to greater values in
SUITS - COATS - DRESSES
OUR entire stocks of Suits, Coats
Don't purchase a garment until
Taffetas, Crepe de Chines and
Georgette Combinations. All want
and Dresses will be offered Saturday at extraordinary price reductions,
you visit this store. Below we list three of the foremost values of the day.
Values L mjm ....
up to it. & jrp
$29.50 ! M II
Choice SH fj I (vy
Satur- L j
day fjj I st.
Serges, Velours, Poplins and
Tweeds, in the cleverest styles of
Jaunty tailored models, fashioned
from Serges, Poplins and Gabardines.