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THE BEE : OMAHA, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1918.
AND SACK TOWNS
Fleeing Women and Children
Cut to Pieces by Kaiser's
Plundering Huns; Jewish
t London, May 15. A Russian gov
eminent wireless received here' today
reveals the full horror of the German
atrocities in the occupied regions of
It says that trustworthy witnesses,
who produced documentary evidence
told of the violence used and of the
tortures, executions and savage meth
ods of dealing with the working
; classes, as well as the plundering and
burning of Russian villages by Ger
"In the Bobrinsk district," the dis
patch says, "entire villages have been
et afire and plundered. In the village
of Buda a Uhlan patrol extorted a
contribution of several thousand ru
bles, and when the peasants iird paid
part of it and were unable to pay
mora the Uhlans surrounded th: vil
lage and bombarded it.
"In other villages peasants, women
and children, who endeavored to es
cape from fires were pursued by Uh
lans and cut to pieces with swords
or flogged with whips.
"In one village an old Jew was first
flogged and then hanged in the pres
ence of all the villagers. Most savage
acta were perpetrated in Jewish vil
lages. . "All persons suspected of belong
ing to the bolsheviki and those in
military uniforms were immediately
shot" ' . - -
, SCHEME BOOSTED
: , BY NEW TREATY
.(Continued From Fate One.)
have seen you and to have again es
tablished in our detailed discussions
our entire accord regarding the aims
which guide us. Their realization will
bring great blessings on our empires.
" "I hope soon to be in a position to
take advantage of your kind invitation.
Hearty greetings to Zita and your
self. ' "In true friendship,
' "(Signed) "William."
' Emperor Charles' reply was:
' "At th moment of leaving the
blessed ground of the German empire
on my way home, I feel impelled again
to greet you warmly and to express
my heartiest thanks not only for the
Very" gracious but also for the truly
friendly reception which you gave
me yesterday 1 am highly satisfied
with our harmonious conference.
From my heart and in true friendship,
, X say, may -we soon meet again,"
London, May IS. The recent meet
ing of Emperor William of Germany
and Emperor Charles of Austria is
cf absorbing interest to the British
... public : : "
, There are two viewpoints which ap
pear in the comment on the meeting,
one as to the immediate result of the
conference and the other as to its fu
ture result, and both are of paramount
The first is the effect which the
meeting is likely to have in military
events, whether another great blow at
Italy may be expected to coincide with
the daily expected renewal of the on
slaught at the Anglo-French front,
and whether Austria can be per
suaded to send troops to the western
front to strengthen exhausted Ger
The more distant outcome of the
meeting and its cementing of u politi
cal and economic defensive alliance
of the central powers is a realization
that eventually must be faded in the
materialization of the' Mitteleuropa
policy, and it is argued that if this is
accomplished, the natural reply of the
entente nations would be the placing
in operation of the resolutions calling
for economic pressure against Ger
many, known as the Paris resolution,
because it is contended that only by
the strongest economic pressure could
the entente deal with the greatest unit
of power ever known in the world's
Kiags Attend Uninvited.
Zurich, Switzerland, May IS. Both
King Ludwig of Bavaria and King
Frederick August of Saxony seem to
have been participants in I the great
headquarters conference of the Ger
man and Austrian emperors, although
apparently neither was invited to be
present This is indicated by a state
ment in the Munich Neueste Nach
richten, which says:
"The hour is grave and Bavaria
; cannot leave Prussia to be the whole
arbiter of German destinies. King
Ludwig, therefore, decided to pro
ceed to headquarters. The departure
of the king of Saxony to take part
in' the negotiations a participation
which was not desired in Berlin cir
cles was due to the same cause."
Ubeck Will Investigate
Cost of Producing Petroleum
. (From a Staff Correspondent)
Washington, D. C May IS. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Congressman Lo-
beck today introduced a house resolu
tion calling upon the federal trade
commission to investigate at the
earliest possible time the cost of
oroducinsr and refining petroleum.
Following were nominated for
postmasters today by the president:
Charles H. Oldman. Butte: 9. R.
Tyan, Humphrey, and Stella Caulfield,
Benjamin Norris will give a week
to the Red Cross drive, making all
his speeches in Ohio. He opens his
speajung tour at Warren Friday even
. Representative Stephens left this
evening for Auburn, Ind where he
delivers the graduating address to
.. the Auburn high school tomorrow
eight From there he goes to Ne-
fc risks, to deliver a series of addresses
ia the interest of the Red Cross. He
will also deliver an address to the
graduating class of the Kearney state
normal school May 24. Before re
turning to Washington Congressman
Stephens will "file for something,"
and the knowing ones predict that he
wJ't announce for congress.
Democratic National Committee-
UnUjui Uft far Omiha i&&jt- I
Youth in France Sends Burning
Message to Fellows Back Home
"l would not change places with
any man of service age in the United
States who has elected to stay at
This is the message of an Omaha
boy in France to the- fellows back
home, contained in a letter from
"Tom" Purcell, ice plant company No.
307, American expeditionary forces,
received Wednesday by A. King, man
ager of the grocery department of
Hayden Brothers. Purcell formerly
was employed in the vegetable de
He enlisted with U men from the
Armour packing plant, South Omaha,
and has been with the quartermaster's 1
BLAZE SWEEPS GROSS
YARDS AND BURNS
MANY SMALL HOMES
(Contlnnrd From Pare Om.)
of the company could be saved H.
Gross, president of the company, told
a Bee reporter that he carried no
insurance on the place, and stated
further that he knew no cause for the
fire other than the theory that it
started from sparks emerging from
the cupola of the Nebraska Foundry
company, an adjoining structure.'
Fire Chief Salter said an investi
gation would be conducted as soon
Distant Houses Threatened.
The ruins stretched over the old
circus grounds. Several houses which
were built there recently were en
dangered by the far-reaching flames.
Other nearby homes which were
threatened by burning fagots were
emptied of furniture and household
furnishings for safety. Adjoining
streets were filled with furniture,
which wassaved before escaping
flames wrought havoc upon neighbor
South Side Houses Burn.
In a gale blowing at the rate of 36
miles an hour, with a one-inch gar
den hose, neighbors kept fire, which
eventually gutted the one-story house
at 2326 and the two-story house at
2324 South Twelfth street in check,
until the householdeffects in both
residences could be removed and as
sistance be had from the fire stations
of Benson and South Omaha, several
Fire started in the rear of 2326
South Twelfth street about 4:30 Wed
nesday afternoon. An alarm was sent
in but there was no apparatus avail
able at the district station, as all had
been called out to fight the big fires
in the "north part of the city. Half
an hour after the alarm had been sent
in the horse drawn hose carts of the
South Omaha station, three miles
away, ana tne Benson department,
five miles away, responded and the
flames soon were under control.
The two houses were owned by
Joseph Wolf, manager of the Tel-Jed-
Sokol hall, Z214 South Thirteenth
street. He occupied the larger house
and the family of Paul Matjka was a
tenant of the smaller house. It is es
timated that the damage done to both
properties will reach $5,000, partially
covered by insurance. It is thought
the fire resulted from a defective flue.
Ladies' Aid Society Holds
The 20th anniversary of the Ladies'
Aid society of Zion Lutheran
church was celebrated last night at
their annual May festival. Several
musical numbers were given, followed
by refreshments, which were served in
the chitch parlors.
LININGER IMPLEMENT COMPANY
OMAHA TIRE REPAIR COMPANY
department "over there" since De
cember. "Our work is hard," he said, "but
I'm proud to do my bit my all to
help Uncle Sam win this war. We
get up at 5:45 in the morning,
retire at 9:30 o'clock at night We
quit work at 6 o'clock in the evening
and we waste no time.
"We have a daily and weekly paper
that keep us informed of the news
back home. We play basket ball,
base ball and soccer foot ball. This
with our weekly entertainments at
the Young Men s Christian associa
tion and our own player piano busy
every evening, afford ample amusement."
Notes of the Fire
The brisk northerly wind carried
sparks from the burning Gross yards
a distance of more than four blocks.
One house, six blocks away, was
threatened with destruction when an
unruly shingle from the burning
sheds new across the sky and landed
on the little home. It was unnoticed
until a small flame shot forth from
the roof. This was extinguished be
fore any damage was done to the res
"Visitations! Visitationsl That's
what it am," cried an aged negro
woman as z great ball of flaming
wood fell within her yard and the
sftarks sent forth little streaks of
flames that ate their way toward her
home. She was pacified, however,
when firemen sent streams of water
upon her little home and prevented
the flames from destroying her all.
One house within a half block of
the wrecking yards caught fire and
the front room and a half of the din
ing room were destroyed before fire
men extinguished the blaze. The house
presented the appearance of many
residenc.es after the Easter tornado
halt standing and the otner portion
Assistant Fire Chief Dineen was
about "all in" two hours after the
fire started, the result of a bad injury
to his foot, when he stepped upon a
nail and from the heavy clouds of
smoke in which he worked for sev
eral hours. He wenkto the police sta
tion to have his foot dressed by po
But one building in the Gross yards
was insured, according to the owner.
This was the small two-story brick
building in which the offices were lo
cated. Mr. Gross did not know the
amount of insurance carried on this
building, but declared that it would
not cover the loss.
"Hey, you, Mr. Policeman, get busy
and help me Carry this stuff back in
the house," cried one woman, as she
prepared to carry her household
goods back into what was left of her
home. When the officer declined, the
fire victim screamed: "I'm a tax
payer, I am, and you ought to help
me out. I'll tell Dean Ringer on you,
and, then you'll see what will happen."
The freakishness of the flying
brands is responsible for saving many
homes. At intervals the fiery messen
gers skipped homes for some distance
and then lit in vacant lots, to die a
Military Exemption Refused
Briton With 11 Children
London, May 10. Exemption from
military service has been refused a
man with 11 children, one of whom
is with the colors. The drafted man
has four brothers in the British
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find that when one of our customers
tries one Diamond, he wants Diamonds
"all around." He's sold "for keeps.'
. . Satisfied customers like that keep us in
We're glad to tell you that the Diamond
Tires we've sold are piling up thousands
of miles without a "come-back." And what's
more, they cost less than most tires. Don't
you agree that Diamonds must be a pretty
Diamond Tubes are in a class by
themselves. Made from husky, lively
rubber that is remarkably long-liTecU
U. S. PLOTTED BY
KAISER S AGENTS
Rising of German Rifle Clubs
Planned, According to Testi
mony at Hidden Muni
New York, May 15. Plans were
formed in 1914 for a revolution of
Germans in the United States in case
this country should be drawn into the
European war, according to testimony
today at the state attorney general's
investigation of reports of hidden
Ivan Norodny, vice president of
the Russian-Americatt Asiatic corpor
ation, who admitted he had symp
athized with Russian revolutionists
before the emperor was overthrown,
attributed the revelation of plans for
an uprising in the United States to
Baron von Gersdorff, friend of the
German crown prince and a former
agent in Mexico, who was interned
after the United States entered the
At a dinner at a New York hotel in
the fall of 1914, Norodny said, he met
von Gersdorff, Captain Hans Tausch
er, former Krupp agent in the United
States, and another German whom
he knew as Lagen or Muck and who
was the manager of Mme. Gadski,
wife of Captain Tauscher. Norodny
quoted von Gersdorff as saying:
"The Schuetzenverein (German
rifle clubs) has arms in this country
and in case of trouble with the United
States they will side with Germany.
The rifles have come from Germany
and in case of war the Germans here
will have the Industrial Workers of
the World and the socialists."
The efforts of Deputy Attorney
For Nebraska: Generally fair
Thursday; cooler in north and west
portions and at night in southeast
portion; Friday generally fair and
Temperature at Omaha Teeterday.
t a. m..... TO
( a. m 68
T a. m, .
I a. m. .
a. m. .
10 a. m. .
11 a. ra..
1 p. m. .
ComparatlT luteml Becord.
. lll. 1917. 1SU
Hlghent yeiterday .. 87 7 (4
Lowaat yesterday ... (3 4a
Mean temperature .. 7 J , -'4
Precipitation .i 00 .00 ' T
Temperature and precipitation departures
rrom tne normal
Normal temperature ,,.." 11!
Bxceee Cor the day 11
Total exceu ilnce March 1...... 151
normal precipitation 11 Inch
Deficiency for the day .1) Inch
Total rainfall eince March 1....1.84 Inohei
Deficiency since March 1 4.S3 lncbee
Deficiency for oor. jierlod. HIT .IS Inch
Deficiency for eor. period, 19U..1.78 lnehei
Report! From Statlone at 7 P. M.
Station and State
Temp. High- Rain'
7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear , . , ,
Davenport, clear ...
Denver, clear .......
Dee Molnea, cloudy ,
Dodge City, clear .
Lander, cloudy ....
North Platte, clear
Pueblo, pt. cloudy .
Santa Fe, pt cloudy
Sheridan, pt. cloudy
Sioux City, clear ...
Indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH. Meteorologlat.
General Becker to learn the names of
the owners of 1,000,000 Mauser rifles
and 1,000,000,000 cartridges which
various brokers had testified were of
fered for sale in New York by Gus
tav Lussing, a German-born Amer
ican citizen, proved futile when Lus
sing took the stand. He denied the
testimony of various witnesses that
he had represented himself as the
agent of the owners. Mr. Becker
announced that he would be called to
the stand at the resumption of the in
vestigation May 22.'
IN BANDIT CHASE
El Paso, Tex., May IS. American
cavalry crossed the border-at Stil
well's ford, 80 miles south of Mara
thon, Tex., today in pursuit of raid
ers who crossed from Mexico yester
day and drove 30 head of cattle into
Mexico from American ranches along
the border, This was announced here
late today by Major General W. A.
Holbrook, commander of the southern
department, who arrived from an in-
spection of the Big Bend border.
On Trial for Murder.
Richmond, Va., May IS. Dr. Lem
uel J. Johnson, a dentist of Middle
sex, N. C, was placed on trial today,
charged with murdering his brother.
December IS last. Selection of the
jury was expected to take all day.
tfhe fashion Certter Jor Womet2 -f
Sale of Trimmed Hats
Thursday Only $3
White hats and many
attractive colors; trim
med with dainty sum
mer flowers, ribbons,
wings and novelties.
A popular voguejjecause they are so smart and simple.
Many women are wearing Milans with their suits. A va
riety of new styles,, all with ribbon bands and bows.
The Correct Gloves
For Dress Occasions
Tfefousse finest French Kid
Gloves. Made of the best
skins, expertly cut and beau
tif ully finished. One and two.
clasp styles in white, pastel,
navy and . black. . Attractive
embroidered backs. $2.80, $3,
Ready to be Worked
In -women's apparel we find
stamped gowns, combinations
and corset covers. Ready-made
stamped infants' and chil
dren's wear, pore linen doilies,
center ' pieces, scarfs, pin
cushions, stamped in attract
When materials are selected
in this department lessons are
free of charge.
Artneedlework . Third Floor
Women's cause vests, extra
Boys' B. V. D.s of dimity, 85c.
For summer wear. Several
very good values are offered
for 89c, $1.19 and $1.69.
Ia th Batenent
Buy a Coat and
Get a Skirt Free
With each coat nurchase made here
Thursday you are entitled to choose
absolutely free any one of 160 smart
styled skirts that are actually worth
to $9.75. See ad on page o lor iuu
1508-1510 Douglas St
Narvout, Worn-Out Men and
Women Naed th Rejuvenat
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Advertiscmenti v .
LEADING MEN OF
IN I. W. W. AFFAIR
Tucson, Ariz., May IS. Twenty
of the leading mining company offi
cials, employes and business men
of the Warren district were arrested
at Bisbee this morning on indictments
returned by the federal grand jury,
which last week completed an inves
tigation of the deportation last July
of nearly 1,200 alleged members of
the Industrial Workers of the World.
A 21st man, for whom the officers
had a warrant tonight, was reported
to be in New York City. He is said
to be a man prominent in mining and
financial circles throughout the coun
try. Deported 1,186 Men.
The deportation of the 1,186 men
in connection with which the federal
grand jury returned indictments took.
place from here July i, lyi, when
armed citizens led by Sheriff Harry
Wheeler rounded up the men and
loaded them on a special train of
24 cattle and box cars.
Jury Panel Filled for
Trial of Grace Lusk
Waukesha, Wis., May IS. The
jury panel for the trial of Grace Lusk
on a charge of slaying the wife of
David Roberts was completed fate
Sorosis Summer Footwear
Attractive Pumps and Oxfords
ft Women who are most particular in the selection of their
footwear, find that Sorosis answers every requirement.
ft Shapely lasts, fine materials, expert workmanship,
combine in making Sorosis fashions distinctive.
ft Pumps of tan kid, patent leather, dull kid, gray kid and
brown patent leather; shown in both high and low heel
styles, $6 to $9.
ft Oxfords of patent leather, dull kid and gray patent
leather, are priced $8.
Brown kid walking oxfords are $8.
The fitting service insures
Made io order ar
Brandeis Employes Pledge
Support in Red Cross Drive
H. Baldrige addressed the employes
of the Brandeis stores after closing
hours last night. He explained the
work of the Red Cross and appealed
to the employes to do their share
toward meeting the requirements of
the drive, soon to start His talk was
enthusiastically received and the em
ployes pledged themselves to assist in
making a success of the campaign. A
Red Cross booth will be established
in the Brandeis stores.
M. J. Greevy Brings Carloads
Of Copper Ore to the Smelter
M. J. Greevy, president of the Atlas
Copper and Reduction company of
Tie Siding, Wyo., is home after
spending six months at the camp. Mr.
Greevy visits Omaha at this time to
bring three carloads of ore to the
local smelting works. The Atlas
company, according to Mr. Greevy, is
cutting native copper on "the roof of
America." He says they have the
richest copper ore that ever came out
of the ground. :
Scoville Re-elected Head
Of Guernsey Cattle Club
Chicago, May IS. Members attend
ing the annual convention of the
American Guernsey Cattle club today
re-elected Robert Scoville of New
York president. William Dempster
Hoard, ex-governor of Wisconsin,
was elected vice president and Wil
liam H. Caldwell of Peterboro, N. H,
was elected secretary-treasurer.
The Blouse Store
Beautiful models of fine Geor
gette for $15, $19.80, $25,
The most exclusive creations
it has been our pleasure to
show this season.
Exquisite French hand-made
blouses cut on American pat
terns so as to insure a perfect
fit. These are priced $8.50,
$10.50, $15, $19.50 and $35.
Milady who wishes a blouse
that will not be imitated or
equalled in distinctiveness is
invited to see this showing
Silk Boot Hose
Pure thread silk boot hose, full
fashioned, regular made, with
lisle tops and soles.
All popular shades besides
black and white, $1 a pair.
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