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THE BEE: OMAHA. THURSDAY, AFR1L 2. lal
j Score Injured in
l Southern Tornado
Every Business House in Small
Mississippi Town Destroyed
Abandoned Baby Brings
Joy to Childless Couple
Jackson, Miss., April 26. More
than a dozen persons are reported to
have been killed and a score in
jured in a tornado Tuesday at Brax
ton, 18 miles from here.
Every business house in the place
was destroyed and many of the resi
dences either totally or partly
wrecked. The loss is estimated at
more than $100,000.
Among the dead are Dr. J. H.
Chandler, T. M. Everett, president
k of the Bank of Braxton; M. T.
J Kelly and Mr. Killball, farmers.
The dead were taken to Dlo and
the injured to Weathersby, nearby
The wind lasted only a few min
utes and was followed by a heavy
rain which has swollen the streams
in the vicinity out of the banks,
Five persons took refuge in the
bank vault and escaped, while the
president, who failed to reach shelter,
Braxton is a town of about 500
inhabitants in Simpson county on
the Gulf and Ship Island railroad.
The town is cut off from all com
jnunication. The Gulf and Ship Is
land railroad is blocked with fallen
Texas Town Flooded.
Texarkana, Ark., April 27. Flood
warnings for the. Red river and sul
phur river were issued last night by
government weather observers here
as the result of torrential rains
which fell in this locality yesterday
and last night and which drove
many persons from their homes,
paralyzed street car traffic here and
put the city water pumping system
out of commission. The precipita
tion was 4.53 inches.
V Scores of negro families were
iven from their home by the rain
which inundated the lowlands. The
water supply was cut off several
hours but finally was restored, as
was street car service.
No loss of life has been reported,
although property damage will total
many thousands of dollars, it was
estimated tonight. The eastern divis
ion of the Texas and Pacific railroad
terminating here and the T. S. N.
branch to Shreveport, La are out
of commission because of washouts.
The storm caused extensive dam
age around Marshall and Longview,
Tex., also, according to reports re
Mr. M. A. Tate and the
baby she found in the front
hall of her home Tuesday
; Physical Valuation
of Public Utilities
Based on Price Trend
Lincoln, April 27. (Special.) A
precedent in basing physical valua
tion of public utilities, for rate mak-
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"trend of prices"instead of present
inflated prices or aolual 6st prices
has been set by the Nebraska rail
way commission in a valuation find
ing in the case of the Southern Ne
braska Power company.
The opinion cuts a proposed stock
dividend of $75,000 down to $40,00.
The opinion furnishes another prece
dent in dividing what is found to be
the water right value of a power
plant with the public in this case
a 50-50 split and permitting the
company to capitalize only half "of
this value. " '
The company's system on the Re
publican river at Superior has a big
dam with a three-mile mill race, a
distributing system covering the city
of Superior and transmission lines to
Nelson and to the cement mills out
of Superior and 23 acres of land ad
joining it .
Alliance Plans to
hntertain K. of C.
Alliance, Neb., April 27. (Spe
cial.) Elaborate preparations are
being made for the entertainment of
several hundred members of the
Knights of Columbus here on May
30, when the fourth degree wilt be
exemplified, with a class of at least
100 candidates. Applications have
already been received from candi
dates in more than a dozen towns in
the western part of the state. This
will be the first time that the fourth
degree has been put on in Nebraska
outside of Omaha and Lincoln.
Prominent members from other
etatfe nr 9 cn rxnrrtM. inrludinf?
J. H. Redden of Denver, supreme
master of the fourth degree, and
Federal Judge Wade of Mason City,
la. Ncbraskans prominent in K. C.
circles who will attend are Judge
George F, Corcoran of York, master
of the fourth degree for the dis
trict of Nebraska; Bishop Duffy of
Grand Island, and Bishop O'Reilly
of Lincoln. The degree work will
be followed by a banquet, program
and dance at the roof garden. J.
W. Guthrie of Alliance is in charge
Legislature Asks Member
Be Named District Judge
Lincoln, 1 April 27. (Special.)
Petitions are being circulated and
signed by members of the legisla
ture asking Governor McKelvie to
appoint Representative James A.
Rodman of Kimball, judge of the
district court In the 13th judicial
district to fill the vacancy caused by
the death of Juudge H. M. Grimes
at North Platte Monday.
The Rodman petitions were start
ed by Senator B. K. Bushee of Kim-
, ball All of the members of the
senate and 80 members of the house
signed the petitions.
Historical Society Gets -Pen
That Signed Park Bill
Lincoln. April 27. (Special.)
ohn w. Kobbms. state senator irora
hnuelas countv. who soonsored S.
F. No. 189, the state park board bill,
which has recently been signed by
the governor, has presented the State
Historical society with a copy of the
enrolled bil1 and the pen with which
the governor signed the bill along
with the $2,000,000 soldier
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"I shall fight to keep this baby,
even from its mother, should she
appear again," announced Mrs. M.
A. Tate, 2543 Capitol avenue, hold
ing close the month-old baby girl
she found in her front hall, at 10:30
A note, a bottle of milk and an
extra diaper are all that was left
with the infant, who was clad in a
flannel nightie and wrapped in a
The note read:
"Mr. and Mrs. Tate: Please take
my daughter and give her a home.
Please keep her and adopt her. I
have called her Helene.
The Tates are childless and Mrs.
Tate has frequently expressed the
wish that a child be left on her
"I didn't close my eyes last
right I was up with the baby all
night, I was so excited and happy,"
The baby weighs about &!A pounds,
has blue eyes and blonde, fuzzy hair,
and is about one month old, judging
by its size and the milk formula used
in the bottle of milJc, Mrs. Tate said.
Mrs. Tate's sister-in-law, Mrs. C.
R. Tate,' gave the baby its first bath
yesterday. She then hurried down
town to buy a layette for the infant.
No clew to the parentage of the
baby is held by either the Tates or
the police, they say.
"I'll wait a little while to see if its
parents make any attempt to claim
it, then I shall have it medically ex
amined and make application for
adoption papers," said Mrs. Tate.
Naming the baby was an important
ceremony yesterday in the Tate
household. They added Mrs. Tate's
name, "Augusta, to the "Helene" re
quested by the unknown mother.
Measure Signed By
Lincoln, April. 27. (Special.)
Governor McKelvie signed the con
ference substitute for the Douglas
primary bill and it now becomes a
law unless held up by referendum.
The substitute bill is almost iden
tical with the Brown primary bil1,
which was killed in the lower house.
There are the changes which the bill
State party conventions to be held
a month betore the primaries, in
stead of vice versa.
In presidential years, these con
ventions to elect delegates to the
nation"! ' conventions, but national
committeeeman to be chosen in
primaries as heretofore.
Delegates to county convention
an members ot county committees
to be chosen by precinct caucuses.
Candidates for state oriices. United
States senator, congress, legislature
and county offices will continue to
be nominated in the primaries, the
bill making no change in them.
Alliance Police Seize
"White Mule" During Raid
Alliance, Neb., April 27,-(Spec-ial.)
Four men were arrested and
several pints of "white mule" seized
by city and county officets in a raid
on the Wilson barn, an alleged
gambling resort and rendezvous of
bootleggers. The barn is two blocks
from the main business section.
Armed with a search warrant the of
ficers swooped down upon the barn
at 2 a. m., arrested the proprietor,
Virgil Schrautmeier, and three other
men who pretended to be asleep
when the officers entered. The liquor
was found concealed beneath a trap
door in a box stall, the floor of
which had been covered with straw.
Schrautmeier was arraigned in coun
ty court on a charge of illegal pos
session of liquor, pleaded not guilty,
and was fined $100 and costs. The
other three men were discharged.
Alliance Salvation Army
. Post Closed Permanently
Alliance, Neb., April 27. (Spec
ial.) Acting under instructions from
the Des Moines headquarters office,
Ensign Henrietta Parkes and Lieut.
Helen Walenski, Salvation Army
workers, have permanently closed the
Alliance post and moved to Hastings,
Neb., where they were formerly sta
tioned. Lack of a large enough field to
support a post was assigned as the
cause of giving up the work here. The
post was established last October.
Corps Cadet Pearl Tharpe, who was
stationed here during the winter, has
returned to her home t Waterloo,
West Point Will Vote on
$58,000 Bond Issue
West Point, Neb., April 27.
Special.) A special election has
been called "to vote on a proposed
bond issue of $58,000, to be used in
the construction of a municipal
lighting and power plant. A com
mittee has been appointed to in
spect various municipal plants of
this kind throughout the state and
to obtain information to be used in
constructing the plant The election
will be held Mav 24.
Equipment Company Fights
Payment of Damage Claims
Lincoln, April 27. (Special.)
The Liebers Farm Equipment com
pany of Lincoln has appealed to the
Nebraska supreme court ' from a
$2,700 judgment obtained by John
T. Ryne, injured when the company's
truck hit him a year ago. The com
pany claimed the driver of the
truck was not authorized to drive
the machine on the trip resulting in
Cashier of Defunct Bank
Used $10,000 Bonds, Report
Lincoln, April 27. (Special.)
H. H. Barge, cashier of the Farmers
State bank of Hoskins, Neb., which
was closed early this week, today
confessed to misappropriation of
$10,000 worth of customers' bonds,
according to a telephone message
to Attorney General Davis from the
Two Omaha and Three Lin
coln Men Get Pay for
Lincoln, April 27. (Special.)
John Gavin, .who lost 50 per cent
of the use of his thumb in a rip
saw in the Yale Hopewell plant at
Lincoln, gets $10 a week tor nine
weeks under an award made by
Commissioner-1 rank A. Kennedy.
Alfred C. Johnson of Omaha, hit
in the eye with a hot rivet, and in
jured in the head when he jerked
his head back under the pain of it,
gets $15 a week, on condition that
he submit to medical treatment until
his final disability can be determined.
Ben B. Loiler, who lost the tips
of three fingers when a piece of steel
fell on them at the Omaha plant of
the Paxton'& Vierling Iron works,
gets $15 a week for 10 2-3 weeks
longer. He has already been paid
compensation lor several montns.
Other cases decided were:
Herman McCurley, Lincoln, negro
plasterer, $15 a week for 43 weeks
for injuries in a fall.
H. E. McGrath, Lincoln, $15 a
week for 55 weeks, injury to eye.
Influx of Hoboes Is
Blamed for Crime
Alliance. Neb., April 27. (Spe
cial.) An influx of bums and hoboes
is oenevea Dy me ponce 10 De re- i
sponsible for a number of attempted
burglaries here during the last few
nights. Prowlers pried off the door
of a coal chute at the rear of the
Golden Rule store, but were foiled
in their attempt to gain entrance to
the store by an iron door. A brick
was hurled through a rear window
of the Fourth Street market, but
nothing was missed from the store.
A mysterious fire, which caused dam
age of several hundred dollars to
a dry cleaning establishment and a
shoe repair shop, is believed to have
been started from a cigaret thrown
into a basket of clothes in the dry
cleaning room by some prowler who
had gained entrance through the
front door, which was tound open
by the firemen. A masked man was
seen prowling about the yara ot j.
M. Burns, after the family had been
alarmed by someone trying to un
lock the front door. The would-be
bandit escaped while Mr. Burns was
getting his shotgun ready to re
The state df Illinois will go into
the road-building business as an ex
periment this spring.
A Smashing Sale of
Floor Lamps and Lamp
Shades Saturday at
Union Outfitting Go.
New Styles in Floor Bates
and Floor Samples in
Silk Shades Included
v If you have been wanting a
different shade for your lamp or
want a complete Floor Lamp for
your home, you can save many a
dollar in the Union Outfitting
The bargains in Shades are sen
sational as it is a clearance of
floor samples. In addition a
special purchase of complete
lamps (floor bases and shades)
is also offered. As always, you
make your own terms.
Wages of plumbers in Fairfield
relief county, Connecticut, have been cut1
. $3 per da.
COLLEGIAN CLOTHES give by far the
most in Appearance and Service for the
dollar invested. .3;ji ...
For this reason, men who bur wisely
prefer COLLEGIANS. Come in and in
spect our models you, too, -will see wis
dom in buying Collegian Clothes.
The Home of Collegian Clothes
N. E. Corner 17th and Harney St. -
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IT IS the mission of
Braudeis Stores to be
the medium through
which the buying public is
given advantage of mar
ket conditions. Our posi
tion is that of a willing
servant in matters that re
late to merchandise, and
we have spared no effort
or thought in making
our service complete and
satisfying. The "Lookout
in the Foretop" system
guarantees that result.
IN THE LOT
from $45 to $59
These are smart
models in tricotine,
check velours and
wool mixtures; in a
variety of styles; the
trim tailored and chic
box effect models; in
the season's best col
ors. Come early, as we
have not a complete
line of sizes. '
Month-End Sale of
Women 's New Spring
In Three Low-Priced Sale Lofs
To make room for shoes which are arriving daily we have
taken several hundred pairs of new spring footwear and grouped
them in three lots at exceptionally low prices. There is a com
plete range of sizes in each group, but not in each style.
to $14 y Pr.
Gray suede strap pumps
Patent vamps, gray suede quit
ters' Black kid strap pumps
Black calf strap pumps
Brown suede strap pumps
White kid pumps
Black kid oxfords
Brown kid oxfords
Black kid strap
Brown suede strap pumps
Brown kid oxfords
Black kid oxfords
Brown kid strap pumps
Brown calf strap pumps
Black kid strap pumps
Gray Kid Pumps
We have just received 1,200 pairs of women rs cretonne
boudoir slippers in a variety of pretty colors. We will
place them on sale Thursday at, per pair,
Main Floor West
Thursday. Specials in
CLAY HCENSE - BUBKEKS
Green and bronze colored; round
and octagon shapes; . with lids;
BOSE AJnq VIOLET COXE Bf.
CEKSE From the Orient; spe-
clal, per box, , , . JL J w
SOLID JLAHOGAJY CANDLE
STICKS Five different styles; all
of graceful patterns with hand-
polychromed candles; special.
STAMPED BtOTGALOW APBOKS
FOB CHILDREN In pink, blue
and tan; 10 and 14-year sizes;
Thursday Specials in
WOMEN'S VESTS Keyser Jersey
silk tops and fine lisle bodice and
regulation styles; all sizes; very
special for Thursday at,
WOMEN'S LISLE SWTS Lace
trimmed; tight knee, closed gore;
sizes 34, 36 and 38; special, for
WOMEN'S LISLE VESTS In
pink or white; regulation. straps;
all sizes; special, each, at.
CHILDREN'S LISLE SUITS
Fine material; tight or loose
knee; half or no sleeves; sizes 2 f"
to 16 years; specially priced for ' jMf
Tknrsday at, per suit, J
. Third Floor Center.
A-Special Representative of the Makers Is Here
A SPECIAL representative from the makers of these nationally accepted brassieres will
be in our corset department to demonstrate the many exclusive features of these won
derfully constructed garments. Such a demand has sprung up here in Omaha among
women who have visited New York recently and learned of the advantages of BOYSH
FORM BRASSIERES that we have stocked them. We are ready with the new things
first. The purpose of the BOYSHFORM BRASSIERE is to give the bust the new
flattened effect, which it does in perfect comfort.
THE BOYSHFORM BRASSIERE can be worn' under eve- PnCCS!
ning gowns street costumes or waists of the sheerest ma- , rf ' q ETfi
terials without the use of a camisole. J..OU tO O0U
Third Floor North.
Kids-See "Buster Brown,' and "Tige"
Not a movie'- "Buster" and "Tige" are alive and put on a i
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fine show at the Brandeis Theater Thursday, 4:30 p. m. last day j
get your free tickets at Children's Shoe Dept., Main FloorWest '
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