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IN OMAHA, NEB.
Mayor of City Also Strung Up Wliei
ile Itemonstrates nith I3ob-is
Omiaha, Neb., Sept. 28.--Willian
ltrowni, colored, alleged to have as
saulted a white -Iirl, was dragged from
tle CC!eiu , jail at I O'Clock tonight
an1d hI to anl electrike pole, fo!
~ili(1 ~ '1 of d i Itli hol, by0a
I'll 1_'V t,) %i't -' il ftI 1Ini th~e
I a;'k mvi Ili.-s 1 d lu
lie01 -01 om o teto tory of
h o*lo iwherte is ( locted the
a1 !, t hiitidred prisonter, Ulltil
the III in hecame a sethliig mas
Of 1 i, 'lnd he Wia for''eud to sub
Sh ory" tfter 9 o'clock a big ire
tarted on the groutid floor of I he
rourt lioise and the entire fire de
lartient was called out. There are
Lore tlhan .100 prisoners billited in the
ili which is on the top floor of the
ourt brouse. The crowds made it
licfilulty for the fire department to
each the scene, or for the police to
rotect the firemen in their work. Sev
ra1 lines of hose were quickly cut
y the mob.
Within inminutes after the fire
nen arrived every line of hose laid
)y Ihe firemen had been cut. The
lames quickly .mounted to tho fourth
loor and could be seen pouring out
)f the sherif 's office. iDirectly albove
s the jail where more than a hun
red prisoners are. Efforts -were being
nade to release thon by fire escapes. in
It was learned that ()le mail, Frank
CIancey. aged 20, had been killed and
two others, Frank Morasco and James
Bords were wounded.
After the lynching the firemen were
for the first tile able to get a stream
on the flames. At the same time ad
ditional extension ladders were sent
to the third and fourth floors, where
many of the occupants were standing
on wiudow ledges on the one sid of
the building that had not been touch
ed by the flames.
The entire tire dePartment Was on
the scene and many of the trucks verei
rushed to fire houses to secure extria
The negro was pulled out Ol the
south side of the court r001, giving
the firemen an opportunity to work
on the north side where -the fire start
ed to diminisi5l.
The work of rescue then began. It
was apparent tlat the jail story, On
the fifth floor of the building was be
~inung i enstdy hot. The cries of
the prisoner'a, %about 100 of whom
were trapped. spillred tihe firemen to
At a lat: hour tonight it was dis
covered th-It a'bort.ive attellpt lial
Leen mae o liyneh Mayor EM P.
Smith, wlen he appeared to appeal
to the mob. Although. reporS are
confiliting it is known that a rope was
thrown arolnd his neck. A policenan
cut it off before the mob could ac
comlf lish its purpone.
The mayo" was carr'ied out ulncon
seiouis by a squad of police officers
and fr-enid.: andc lhe was hurie''id to
the oh110cer a; surllgeonf nearb'ly. tHe
was removal to a hospital. At mnid
W\hen the firs rumb'lflinlgs of a tpes
sible attenmpt to lynch Briownl were
heard d1o ing thle forenloon. before
Clarik 'ale 1 in111 all his regular depu11
ties and( s wore in a numberii~i of others.
The first act that indicated thle mob
was in earn'lest was a par lade' upi I lar
ney st reel by about fifty meon who
detriained from101i sreet caris a few
blocks f'rom the courlt house5. They
tore 0u P [arnei(y stri''et a t (1oubl1e quick
and were at the sheriff's he'ad'tuartI'
10ers be fore lie realized wh at had hia p
Appeals were made to t he poli Ce
statibon for hlp and a few unliformed(
men were huit''ed to the pltace. Ini
thle meantime theo centr'al station
telephoned Cevery man 0on the force
ad those on the south1 sidle to r'ep)ort
at once. Being Sunday many of the
men~f couild not bhe found. The resuit1
was that several thousand persons had
gathered on the south side of the
court house5 before the poli1Ce couild
arriive in any consIderable number101.
Trhec assault -with lwhich William
Brown was char'ged was comml~itted
on a young woman ear'ly in the week.
With an escort, crippled beyond the
point of assistance, the girl met her
assailant a few blocks from home in
the southeast part of the city. Hie
held the cou ple uip at the point1 of a
p)1sto1 anid assaiutled her iln the -pres
ence of lier escort, holding the revolver,
at his head in the meanltimt.lii
Later Blown was airresited by piolice
oflicer's and taken to the city jail
where h)ot hlhe girl and( hier' escort
1(dent ihied lhim as the mian w1igo eomf
mt tihe deed, later' lhe states that
11rowni hail made(1 a (0onfession of Ithe
cime11. lie was takeni to the county
jaIl, whjichi was conlsideredCi a safe place
for hiis;0 conluement.
Coldc; Cause Orlp and Influenza
A XATIVE [iROMO QUINJNE Tableton remove the
cuseC 'Tiere is only on1e "B~romio Quinirce."
. W. GnnR'Ssiature on box. 300.
A screamingly funny scene from the big laugh hit,
"The Naughty Wife," coming to the Opera
House Monday Evening, Oct. 6th.
THE UNIVER-SAL CAR
'.Keep Il Home Fires IUnrnin icg, yes, 'and
keep the VmA Iorsd (- r-n inicg. for. I h'es are times
when it is nekIsaY to coni'1Vc! to save, to cl
pb.vl 4,ery 1oiY to the liiIjt. We Cll keep
- -on Fortd car running
smioothly and giving sat
Keep Your ..,r
KFeep Yor isfactory service for yeaTS
Ford Car to come, ihaunse \c know
Running car, h how to re.
pair it the right way, us
ing gelluin I ord parts. Nothing '' hogns'' nor
counterfeit E re. Our prices are low. So bring
your Ford car to the authorized Ford dealer
Laurens, S. C.
Speculators Would Say We're Foolish.
W E don't think so. Just because the market
has advanced since we bought our fall stocks
for you there is no reason why we should advance
prices. We're going to give you the advantage of
If a store takes that attitude towards its custom
ers and buys for your benefit, like a good purchas
ing agent, we don't believe a business has to bother
much about an extra $5 or $10 profit-They'll make
that up in the good will they create.
Hart Schaffner & Marx
Clothes Cut The High Cost of Clothes
T HE first cost is fairly high for good
clothes or for anything else good.
But what you get in these clothes makes
the final cost very low.
The clothes are made so well they
wear longer; that's the whole story.
You'll find very stylish single and double
breasted sacks here; 'belters;" sport mod
els; all the good ones; we'll show you.
OE iIght 1919 1art Schaffner & Marx
Newest Things in Boys' Suits and Overcoats
New Shipments of Stetson Hats
Wharton Clothing Company
CASH CLOTHIERS "SUITS ME"
Laurens, S. C.GGreenwoo, S. C.