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The Well Dressed
Now York , Dec. 24. The fashions
tire full of caprices and very odtl ones
at that , From the veriest detail of the
atreot costume to the most Intricate
nccoHsory of the bridal costume , the
original note Is apparent. Time was
when one could make an nitlcle from
n series of topics ; now on topic can
lengthened Into a scries of articles , so
varied are the possibilities of each In
dividual style.
Since the social calendar of Amerl-
CU'H aristocracy Is filled with weddings
between now and lent , It Is natural
that the wedding frock and Its acces-
Borlos should have a conspicuous place
in the real of smart modes. American
glrlR are deriding superstition and
taking up the French fashion of select-
Friday far the chic wedding day. Sat
urday nuptials are still smart , but
since It Is reported that Miss Vivian
Gould will sot the approval on Fri
day by selecting It for her wedding
day , wo may therefore expect many
futro marriages on Friday.
Just an the old heavy sntlns have
been replaced by newer , softer fabrics ,
the new-comers' supremacy is threat
ened by still neowr materials , among
the prettiest being satin marvellleuse
with something like n rose cast
through It , that tone of white coming
Into use Instead of dull white. This
material Is combined with Point do
Venlso and Russian laces which are
formed Into delicate little bodice jac
kets or Into tunics , which are lost Into
the folds of the train at the back.
Ono of the most regal bridal robes yet
produced by a smart French dress
maker Is of satin marvollleuse with
the rose cast , the empire waist being
defined only with a cord of satin about
even with the bust line. Over this
falls a tunic of Russian and Point do
Vonlso lace , cut to lit the figure so
perfectly that there Is no fulness nt
nny point. The neck is cut round and
there is a gulmpo of white silk lace.
The veil Is of tulle , with a scarf oi
fine white lace fastened about the
front. The lace Is almost the same
pattern as that on the robe , but is
work.J on much finer tulle. Orange
blossoms fasten the veil at both sides
of the head and also where the lace
overdress meets at the front , The
effect of all these long trains when
made part of the skirt , Is exactly
like that of the tail of a bird , the close
ness with which the body of the skirts
lit and the abruptness of the train
giving that effect. The robe In ques
tion , fortunately , Is not cut too tight
about the knees but allows the bride
to walk without causing her skirt to
shift about with every step.
Women are now wearing pretty lit
tle gold or silver lace caps on the head
to evening functions , and very quaint
they are , the moro simple the design ,
the better Its taste. The best are fash
ioned with a fold to Ho about the face
In Imitation of fur ; but others are
llnlshed with a dark band of velvet or
plush. The long , full evening scarfs
of white tulle with pearl incru&tntlons ,
with n simple horn finish are the dain
tiest things In scarfs seen for a long
time. While the whites are lovely ,
those In blue , yellow and rose are also
The self same shapes used for lace
evening caps are used for the most
fashionable auto caps and toques.
Made of fur , tied with ribbons of the
same color as the fur and with a float
ing big veil , the costume for the ma
chine la not only practical but pictur
esque and fascinating. At the sides
of such a little bonnet violets or tiny
rosebuds In satin ribbon make a pret
ty trimming.
The long narrow coats of black ,
black-brown plush or velvet with a
soft , wide collar of the same , are the ,
most stunning things seen in Paris' '
for ages. Some of the coats have fin
ishes of fur ; but the obes with only
plush or velvet are much daintier and
richer , for the long haired pelt makes
such n wrap appear heavy and rather
dowdy. The very dressy velvet coats
are faced with white satin and have
n wide sailor collar of satin and n
loose rover down the front. This Is
The skirt of the moment , whllo too
scanty to bo graceful on any ono but
a woman without sign of hips , is stilt
not the worst thing that ever struck
the sartorial boards. The skirt was
worse last spring than it Is now , and
It boasted no decorations like the
present graceful tunics , tc. Enough
fulness has been given to the knees
and hem in the now skirts to allow
a free stop. If not an actual stride.
H is to be hoped that still more
width will bo allowed before spring
comes in with its mud puddles that
now and then have to be leaped even
in the best kept streets. Leaping mud
puddles was not ono of the exigencies
to wicli consideration was given when
the scanty skirt was revived.
Street skirts are mostly plain with
more suggestions of tunics given them
by originally placed bands. The vel
vet suits have the first place and af
ter them come the velvet boft wools
or more or less velvet effect. But
those latter materials , or which rat-
tine IB chief , do not wear like the more
sturdy weaves. No fabric can bo made
as light In weight as these wools are
and still retain sturdy wearing quali
ty. Nearly everything Is walking
length. Only for very young girls IB
the ankle length skirt seen. But this
is not pretty or graceful. Some of the
skirts almost touch the ground all
around ami really have a kind of train
nt the back , but the very narrow skirts
do not allow any fulness about the
fwt and the few long skirts aeon are
and no longer in ono place than an
HltlrtH are built up at the waist line
by a wider band than was used a year
ago. That IB to say , the top of the
Bklrt Is put on top of 'tho band , mak
ing the waist nn Inch shorter than It
has been in the past year. The mod-
urn corset makes every Roman's waist
larger , and not round , for It dips to
the front. The straight front Is not
comfortable at first , but once the ab
domen gets accustomed to being pull
ed up Into the corset , the pressure Is
not so bad , It may not bo good for
one's health to have all this flatness
and lacing on both i\bdomcn and hips ;
but the designer of modes Ignores
Evening dresses are just as low in
front as they were last winter , but
while they are low at the back , they
are not particularly decollotto at the
front. Many of the new ones employ
n kind of short gulmpo of moussollnc
to come half way between neck and
bust , and the effect Is very refined and
Huge Panamas Arriving In Advance
of Hot Weather.
New York , Dec. 24. If the huge
Panamas that are 'coming In from the
south can be trusted as prophecies
of what Is going to bo worn on our
heads for spring , hats are td bo big
ger and moro ungainly than ever. The
now scarfs of oriental silk printed In
eastern patterns , which' are wide and
long , are one of the indications of the
size of the first outing hats of the
But southern styles in summery
garments are usually a mere shadow
of winter fashions reproduced In warm
weather fabilcs.
Hat shapes of the winter are not so
bad as everybody thought they were
going to be when the fall opened.
Shapes are overwhelming and In some
cases eclipsing , but the modifications
given to them by the milliners and
the character bestowed upon them by
pretty wearers mitigate their most de
plorable features. And the woman of
plain face , young or old , can always
.find a becoming covering for her head.
High crowned turbans and flat pic
ture hats hobnob everywhere. Shapes
show great variety seldom moro so.
The fur trimmed hats are the richest
and mose effective models of the sea
son. All kinds of furs are employed
for them raccoon , fox , skunk , seal
skin and all the unnamed kinds that
the fur man has produced by skill In
blending. Some of the walking hats ,
which are mere bands of fur with
crowns of velvet or tapestry , are
smart and jaunty In the extreme. And
a single big flower , either white or of
vivid rolor , often trims them.
Fur is combined with velvet of Its
own shade or with a bright color , roy
al blue , cerise and white being the
most used contrasts with the dark
pelts. The Australian opossum , which
resembles chinchilla In Its gray tones ,
is used to match up gray costumes ,
and it is brightened more often than
not with a touch of vivid cole < \ Those
soft Tyrolean hats of plush that hood
the girls' prettv heads are practical
as well as coquettish. Seldom has a
fad appeared thn.t was so near to com
mon sense. There is nothing about
the hats to spoil , whatever the weath
er. They are light in weight and snug.
Waiter Lothario Who Ran Away With
Roberta De Janon.
Philadelphia. Dec. 24. By the terms
of the will of the late Robert Buist ,
the wealthy seedmnn , Roberta B. De
Janon , his grandchild who disappear
ed with a hotel waiter last December
and was found in Chicago , is given In
trust the bulk of his estate , which is
valued at about $500,000.
When Fred Cohen , the waiter ,
heard that Miss De Janon had Inherit
ed this fortune he declared the young
woman still loved him and that even
tually he would be her adopted fa
"Roberta loves me as a father , "
said Cohen , "and when she comes Into
her money I will be the first person
she will endeavor to find. When the
authorities were endeavoring to prove
that I was a kidnaper and abductor
and almost everything else , Roberta
sent me a note saying she would stick
to me. She said some day she would
be an heiress and she promised that
when she was she -\xould remember
me. The time has come and I believe
she will remember her old friend. "
The Bulst will was executed on De
cember G , this year , after Mr. Bulst
had been stricken with his fatal Ill
ness.After giving $5,000 to Mrs. George
Bedford , his sister , and making sev
eral other small bequests , the will
provides that the residue of the es
tate be held In trust for Miss Do .Tan-
on and that she bo given the net In
come for life.
In the event that Miss Do , Janon
shall die without Issue the estate Is
to bo turned over to the Robert Bulst
company. "My purpose , " the will
states , "being to benefit and reward
thoieby H. C. Stable , Edward J.
Flood and Albert C. Kockerberger.
who have been my .falthfu . employes
for many years and other than whom
there Is no one I would prefer to bene
fit In the event of my granddaughter
dying without lawful Issue. "
Miss Do Janon , whose mother is
dead and whoso father IB said to re
side In Now York , IB understood to bo
In southern California.
Big Aviation Meet at New Orleans.
New Orleans , Dec. 21. The Interna
tional aviation meet which began hero
today at the city park race track Is
the greatest attraction over offered
residents and visitors of the crescent
city- The blrdmon will compote for
The Coming
Now York , Doc. 24. The following
events art1 scheduled to take place
during the coining week , beginning on
Monday :
General observance of Christmas ,
from social and secular standpoint.
Hamilton Fish , jr. , captain of the
Harvard varsity football eleven , starts
with all-star players from Boston to
Cincinnati , enronto to Memphis and
Now Orleans , where special games
will bo played.
Soccer football game between New
Vork and Pennsylvania takes place at
Brooklyn , N. Y.
President and Mrs. Taft will enter
tain a small party of personal friends
at dinner.
Twenty-second annual exhibition of
the New York Poultry , Pigeon and Pet
Stock association opens at Madison
Square Garden , Now York City.
The American Historical association
begins Its twenty-sixth annual meeting
at Indianapolis , Ind.
National Commercial Teachers fed
eration meets at Chicago.
Southern Educational association
convenes at Chattanooga , Tonn.
More than 2,000 members of the
American Association for the Ad
vancement of Science will gather at
Minneapolis , Minn. , for their annual
United States Civil Service commis
sion will conduct an examination for
industrial teachers to be appointed to
Philippine schools.
Property of the Cobalt Central Min
ing company will be sold at Toronto ,
New York state stenographers to
meet In annual session In New York.
Kansas state auctioneers will gath
er at Lamed , Kan. , for a two-day ses
Italians of Rome will observe the
second anniversary of the Messina
The 101st anniversary of the birth
of William E. Gladstone will bo ob
served In England.
Hotel clerks of Ohio will hold their
convention at Plqua.
Intercollegiate association holds Its
annual meeting at New York.
Chilean government will receive
bids for the construction of two bat
tleships of 24,000 tons.
American fleet ends Its visit in Brit
ish waters and sails for Cuba.
International automobile show open
at Grand Central Palace , Xew York.
Carmi A. Thompson retires as sec
retary of state of Ohio , and becomes
assistant to the secretary of the Inter
George W. Perkins and Thomas W.
Lament will retire from the banking
firm of .1. P. Morgan and company ,
New York. Mr. Perkins , who Is re
ported to have amassed a fortune of
$ no,000,000 In ten years will devote his
time to studying how to better the
conditions between capital and labor.
Ex-Senator Francis M. Cockrell of
Missouri retires as a member of the
inter-state commerce commission. G.
S. McChord of Kentucky will succeed
Existing agreement between Ameri
can and English bankers on subject of
cotton bills of lading ends. A new
agreement will go Into effect.
Today Is last day of filing applica
tions for space at the international
exposition to be held in Turin , Italy ,
nex year.
The resignation of Dr. Charles C.
Harrison , provost of the University of
Pennsylvania , becomes effective.
Col. John M. Banister of the medical
corps , U. S. A. , retires.
Then Consult Or. Binlon's Onomas-
tlcon For a Good One.
New York , Dec. 24. If you are a
young woman would yoU rather be
called Gladys or Jemima ? Or If you
are a young man would you prefer
answering to Claude or Hiram ?
No\v don't answer till you consult
the Onomastlcon , the only complete
dictionary of personal names In exist-
anco according to Dr. Samuel A Bin-
Ion , the author. Doctor Blnlon has at
tained a reputation as an Egyptolo
gist. Into this dictionary , which ho Is
about to publish , ho has put the best
of sixteen years' work , and the result
Is an exhaustive table showing the
derivation and meaning of more than
ll e thousand "given" names of both
men and women in more than twenty
If you use this dictionary you'll find
that "Gladys" and "Claude" both have
the unpleasant meaning of "lame , "
whereas "Jemima" translates "bright
as the day , " and the prosaic "Hiram"
Is dollned ns "Noblo and exalted. "
"A name IB ono of the strongest In
fluences on a life , " said Doctor Blnlon.
"Tho proverb , 'give a dog a bad name
and hang him , ' almost is literally true.
The Egyptians , the Jews all the wise
old people believed firmly In the pow
er of a nnmo for good or evil over Its
bearer. Frequently the JQWB , If a man
was exceedingly 111 , would change his
name In the tcinplo. When wo mod
erns learn the real science of names
wo shall no moro give to our children
these with weak or falao meanings
than wo now christen them 'liar' or
'thief or 'scarecrow'
"Of course , " Doctor Blnlon added "a
man may bo named Angola and yet bo
said to bo a devil because of wrong
sort of tangible Ideal , a continual
prompter to high things.
"For Instance , 'Abraham' means
'father of a great multitude. ' Could
thcio be a better description of our
| huio , Abraham Lincoln ? 'lllclard' |
means 'rich heart * and history tulls
us that Ulchaid the Lion Heart if
England was beloved for such a qual
ity. I read an account of a boy ,
Charles , who was described as 'the
worst boy' of his town. 'Chnilos'
means 'supreniust. ' If that boy had
not been the worst In town he proba
bly 'would have been the best.
"Ono result of my work Is my be
lief that children should choose their
own names. For purposes of con
venient distinction they might bo
called by numbers in their childhood ;
then when they have arrived at years
of discretion they should have the
chance to choose their names as they
cheese their occupations. 'Ke/.lvali
is a beautiful nnmo for a woman. It
means 'divine love. ' I approve of
'Theophilus' and Modedlah * for men.
Each may be translated as 'beloved
of God. ' "
Other common names and their
meaning according to the doctor are :
Women Agnes , pure ; Amy , be
loved ; Arabella , beautiful ; Beatrice ,
blessed ; Blanche , white ; Christine ,
anointed ; Clara , clear ; Constance ,
firm ; Dorothea , gift of God ; Edith ,
happiness ; Ethel , noble ; Eleanor ,
light ; Emily , work ; Evelyn , pleasant ;
Florence , flower : Gertrude , spear
maiden ; Helen'bright as the sun ;
Katherlne , pure ; Louise , renowned
warrior ; Margaret , pearl ; Mildred ,
mild commander ; Rosamond , famous
protection ; Sarah , princess ; Winifred ,
friend of peace.
Men Albert , noble and bright ;
Alexander , helper of man ; Benjamin ,
trustworthy ; Daniel dlvlno judge ;
David , beloved ; Donald , haughty chief ;
Edward , wealthy ; Ferdinand , daring
warrior ; Frederick , peaceful ruler ;
George , farmer ; Gilbert , brilliant , cau
tious ; Henry , ilch lord ; Herbert ,
bright soldier ; James , mipplanter ;
John , graced by God ; Leonard , lion
strong ; Nathaniel , gift of God ; Philip ,
lover of horses ; Reginald , Intelligent
ruler ; Robert , biilliant. famous ; Steph
en , crown ; Samuel , asked of God ;
William , helmet of resolution.
Milwaukee's Council Grants Free Wa
ter to Laundresses.
Milwaukee. Due. 24. Victor L. Berger -
ger , alderman at largo and social con
gressman-elect , was defeated by the
socialist contingent In the city council
when he opposed a measure which the
city attorney had declared unconsti
The measure was one to allow wash
erwomen to use city water free of
charge. The socialist city attorney
has declared the measure unconstitu
tional , but the socialists desired to
pass it any way and did so despite the
objections of Bergor.
The council adopted seventeen reso
lutions asking for the passage by the
legislature of that number of special
Milwaukee bills allowing the city to
engage in various enterprises at pres
ent barred by law. The socialists ,
among other requests , ask authority
to erect municipal hospitals , Ice plants
and packing houses , to conduct any
public utility and , in general. , to have
complete home rule granted Milwau
kee Instead of the city being forced
to ask legislative approval of every
innovation proposed.
A Polish Judge the Victim of Auto-
Warsaw , Poland , Dec. 24. Every
circumstance preceding and attending
the sudden death of Judge Fabrlcius
of the civil court of this city seems
to prove that auto-suggestion caused
or hurried his death.
Most prlsoneVs arraigned before
Judge Fabricius have been political
offenders. He was a learned judge ,
but , fond of the study of occult science
was easily impressed by the myster
ious and s.iw significance In every sign
and portent. A certain barrister here
has the reputation of possessing a
wonderful power of seeing into the fu
"What do you think of the Uoymont
case ? " Judge Fabricius asked this bar
Reymont , a widely known Polish
novelist , had been arrested and ac
cused of publishing a short story criti
cising the Russian government.
"I have not given much thought to
Reymont , " the barrister replied , "but
I know one thing the Judge who tries
Ueymont will die suddenly. "
This was months ago. Recently
Roymont's case was put down for trial
before Judge Fabricius , whom the bar
rister's prophecy had impressed deep
ly. Vainly the judge tried to have
the trial postponed or one of his col
leagues to sit in his stead. As a last
resort he asked to be transferred to
another court. H was useless ; Rey
mont was arraigned before him nine
days ago.
The judge passed the whole day on
the bench , arrived homo at 0 o'clock
and sat down in his study to write a
letter. An hour Inter a servant enter
ed to toll him dinner was servdd ;
Judge Fabricius was dead. Heart dis
ease was given as the cause , though
the doctors admitted there was no or-
ganlc disease.
So W. T. Martin's Mail Order Wife Up
and Left Him.
New York , Dec. 24. The bride
whom he met and married through a
"correspondence school of love , " has
left him and W. T. Martin of Pomona ,
Calif. , has asked old friends of her
In Patterson , N J. . to find some trace
of her.
Martin is CO years old , Their honey-
she was gone. A note told why. It
said she was tired of living as pigs
did In thulr pens and that who could
not Hvo upon bread , jelly and fat moat ,
which , she said , had been tho' princi
pal at tides of the honeymoon diet.
An American Duchess Lost $200,000 In
a Confidence Game.
Tours , France , Dec. 21. The trial
of the self-styled "Count" and "Count
ess" do Gatlgny , who are charged with
having swindled the Duchess do Choi-
soul , an American , out of $200,000 In
the sale of spurious paintings , open
ed before Judge Roberts In the cor
rectional court today.
The complainant was the widow of
Charles Hamilton Palno of Boston.
She recently wan married to the Duke
do Cholseul , whoso mother was Mary
Forbes , daughter of Malcolm Forbes
of Boston.
In addition to the principal allega
tion Do Gntlgny Is accused of stealing
a sum of money from the pocketbook
of the duchess while she was in Vien
The case attracted a largo and fash
ionable ciowd , as the public is In
tensely Interested In the fate of the
two who lived so luxuriously In the
Chateau do la Tour.
Mine. d'Aulby , an attractive woman ,
was gowned in blue velvet and wore
a large bunch of violets. She sat bo-
Hide her husband. On a desk lay the
uniform and sword of "Tho Order of
Mulusino , " In which d'Aulby as grand
master conferred decorations.
Being questioned d'Aulby said he
was the son of an English musician.
Ills wife was Francesco Lunt and was
born in Boston in 18G9.
At this juncture M. Stnrel , on behalf
of the duchess , requested the with
drawal from the dossier of his cli
ent's personal letters. M. Bernard ob
jected , suggesting that the duchess
feared revelations that might be mode
in these letters.
Count D'Aulby do Gatigny's real
name is John Daulby. He Is the son
of an English tailor and was an art
student in London and Paris before
he went into the profitable business
of relieving rich Americans of surplus
money in return for bogus "old mas
ters" and other "works of art. "
The "count" is said to have been al
lied with a swindling syndicate which
made a regular business of selling an
tiques to Americans. It Included some
real French nobles , it Is said , who
were down on their luck.
De Gatigny married an American
girl fifteen years ago in Boston. She
was Miss Francesca Lunt , daughter of
George Lunt , who was at one time edi
tor of the Boston Courier. She is now
being tried with Gatigny.
The Gatlgnys had a chateau on the
outskirts of Tours and posed as mem
bers of the nobility. They are accused
of having begun to sell "works of art"
to the Duchess do Cholseul about eight
years ago. The duchess was at that
time Mrs. Charles Paine , the wife of
a successful copper speculator. When
Paine made a comfortable fortune he
and his wife went to live in Paris ,
and they wanted to buy art the price
inade no difference so long as it was
the real thing in art.
1 De Gatigny and his wife , it is
charged , reluctantly consented to sell
some near-old masters from their cas
tle at Tours , and before Mrs. Paine
finally woke up to the fact that she was
being swindled , $200,000 of American
copper winnings had found its way
to the pockets of the thrifty "count"
and his wife.
The duchess brought charges
against De Gatigny and his wife last
The Grand Canon in Arizona Waiting
to be Conquered.
Topeka , Dec. 24V A flight by birdmen -
men over the Grand Canon of the Col
orado river in Arizona Is to he an
event of the near future If the Atchl-
son , Topeka & Santa Fe road can ar
range It. Already the company has
been in communication with the own
ers of the Bleriot-Farman aeroplane , |
and it is expected that this company
will send a man to the canon to in
vestigate conditions there.
The aeroplane men are not at all
confident that such n flight Is prac
ticable because of the probable suc
tion when over the "ditch. " The Grand
Canyon Is 7,000 feet above the sea
level and from the rim to the Colora
do river , the lowest part of the can
yon , is 5,000 feet. It is about thirteen
miles across where the flight will be
The air men say that they must first
ascend 2,000 feet above the ground
before hovering over the canyon to
a\old the chance of suction from be
low. If this is done the machines
would then bo about 0,000 feet above
the sea , about as high as any of them
has yet gone.
Tebts will bo made at the canyon
by sending up small balloons to ascer
tain the amount of suction. If It Is
found that this suction Is not as great
as is now believed it Is probable that
arrangements for a Grand Canyon
aeroplane meet will soon be made.
Chicago Firms Generous.
Chicago , Dec. 24. Several of the
large financial Institutions and com
mercial firms distributed largo Christ
mas prizes to their employes this year.
Some took the form of a salary In
crease , whllo others were In profit
sharing stock certificates.
Lean Christmas for Wall Street.
New York , Dec , 24. With the ex
ception of n few of the banks and trust
companies and the largo private bank
ing firms , the employes of Wall street
firms will have a lean Christmas this
year The majority of the stock ex
change firms have not had largo pro-
stock exchange raised last year $11 ,
000 for Its employes , but the ninounl
this year IB far below that llguro. Tin
Htccl trust usually distributes a benne
at this time , and will follow Its cim
torn this year , so will the Standard Oil
company and the Central Trust com
The Salvation Army and other char
liable Institutions have had an unnsu
ally largo number of appllcatloiiR foi
assistance this year. About 25.00C
free dinners will be distributed.
Wlnncr'n First Fire.
Winner Journal : Wlnnor'o first lire
occurred on Monthly at 4 o'clock a
in. , when Bon Dearlngor's building m
Second street was burned to the
ground. It was a double building , out !
part being used for the moat market
and the other part as living rooms
Ivor Johnson , who Is employed by Mr ,
Dearlngcr , woke up shortly before 4 ,
and discovered that the roof of the
addition was nil ablaze. Ho awoke
Mr. and Mrs. Doarlngor , and rhoy BOJII
discovered that it was useless to try
to extinguish the fire and began car
rying out the furniture , all of which
was saved with the exception of a
steel range. They were unable to
save anything from the meat market.
The origin of the lire is a mystery ,
but It Is thought to have been started
from n box of matches , which was on
tlie shelf near the chimney. The
wind was In the south at the time of
the lire , which was very fortunate ,
for If It had boon In any other direc
tion , there would have been n differ
ent story to tell. Wo understand
that Mr. Dearinger had about $400 dollars
lars insurance on the building , and
that ho will rob illd at once.
Death of Judge Weaver.
Sioux City , Dec. 2C. Judge J. N.
Weaver , well known In legal affairs
of Sioux City and northwestern Iowa ,
died here of Illness due to a general
breakdown. Ho was GG years old and
resident of Sioux City for twenty-six
years. Ho presided over the eleventh
judicial district for ten years.
Two Children Dead as Result of Ex
plosion Near Christmas Tree.
Seattle , Dec. 2G. Preparations for
Christinas at the homo of Daniel
O'Connor , a mall earner , en led In : i
fire which cost the lives of Ills chil
dren , Bert aged G months , and Donald ,
15 years old , seriously injured four
persons and destroyed the O'Connor
The injured are : Mr. and Mrs.
O'Connor , Owen Peterson , Mrs. O'Con
nor's brother-in-law , and Patrolman
Scott White all of whom were badly
burned while trying to save the chil
The elder people were up late pre
paring the children's Christmas trt-o
and when they retired they left a
lamp burning which exploded.
Reappolntment and Redlstrlcting Are
Questions in Legislature.
Pierre , S. D. , Dec. 2G. The twelfth
legislature of South Dakota , which
will convene at noon on January 3 ,
1911 , will bo very strongly republican.
Of course the senate will be pieslded
over by the lieutenant governor. Lieu
tenant Governor Byrne has had long
legislative service , having been a
member of the first state legislature
and the last two senates.
The reappointment of representa
tive and senators , following the new
census. Is likely to cnnso the most
Interesting fight of the session. , The
present house Includes 104 members
and the senate 45. The constitutional
limit for the two houses is 135 and 45
respectively. The senate has reached
Its limit , having 45 members , and the
ledistrlbutlon will cut off some of the
eastern counties and transfer the rep
resentation to some of the new coun
ties west of the Missouri. Such reap-
portlonment would demand that the
counties east of the river give up
about five senators to those of the
other side. The hall of representa
tives can only comfortably seat 90
members and on such a basis the
west side will get 22. It is likely that
no county will give up any part of ,
Its representation without a fight.
The 1910 census will also give to
the state a now congressman. This
will cause a districting of the state.
Governor Vessey and Congressman
Martin are favorable to a proposition
to Include the region west of the Mis
souri in ono district , and on the east
side , to extend the line between Brook-
ings and Moody counties to the river ,
and create a now district to the north
and south of this lino.
Says Danish Explorer Stoops to
Depths of a Muckraker.
New York , Doc. 20. By Implica
tion accusing Knud Rasmusscn , the
Danish explorer , of "stooping to the
depths of a literary muckraker to
got public attention , " Dr. Frederick A.
Cook , the Brooklyn explorer , gave out
a reply to Rasmusscn's recent attack
on him ( Cook ) which was published
on November 9 last.
In his defense of his own narrative
of arctic exploration , Dr. Cook says
that by Rnsimissctfd methods of In
vestigating Robert E. Peary could
with equal case ho discredited , but de
clares that ho "will take Mr. Peary's
work In preference to either that of
Rasmussen or the Eskimos In the mat
ter of his own accomplishments. "
Rasmusscn's reason to bo hostile to
him , the Brooklyn explorer finds In a
snub which ho was compelled to ad
minister to the Dane In 1907 , when the
yacht Bradley arrived In North Star
bay. Rasmusson came aboard , ho
says , dressed in old , greasy furs and
executing a strong stench of train oil.
Ho and the Dane became "chummy"
by taste. "
Nothing tickles the palatu
like a cup of HOCK ! OKI
Goltlen Coffee. You can't
imagine its delightful flavor
till you've tricil it.
/If / Grocers 30c a pound
Millers of ttit famous Tone Blot. Sp'cci ' ,
ner. " Bradley , ho sayu , replied : "No ,
for God's sake , no. 1 will got seasick
from that odor. "
The result was , Dr. Cook Bays , that
he asked the captain to take the
Dane to his mess and Rnsmusson had
good reason to take this treatment us
a snub.
"In 1909 , " says the statement , "Rna-
mussen saw relatives and friends ot
the Eskimo boys who had been with
mo and from them gathered Informa
tion which convinced him that I had
been to pie pole. Ho has no other In
formation now , but , for reasons best
known to himself , ho comes to an op
posite opinion. "
Experience of a Family Between Buttt
and Valentine.
Butte Gazette : If you are enroute
from Dallas to Valentine , Neb. , by way
ol the Dog Ear Inke ; and have passed
Cleat-Held and ridden through the roll
ing country , you reach the summit ol"
the ildge that divides the sand hills
from the valley beyond , you instinct
ively draw n rein and loolt at the val
ley before you , and as you turn your
graze toward the northwest and view
the Crogles hills , and the long stretch
of valley reaching to the northwest ,
your attention will be drawn to two
great mounds straight west of you
with their stone-clad peaks. These
are the Dorian buttes and as your eyes
wander to the southwest across the
sloping plain they behold the Dorian
\alloy , and you take closer look you
see at the foot of the slope a mlle
away , stands two farm houses. The
first Is the home of our worthy black
smith , Tony Bolen. The next , a
square cottage situated on a little ris
ing ground , is the home of Chris Lar
son , n thrifty Danish filmier who
came hero from Wakefleld , Neb. ,
where he had lived for some time em
ployed as section boss.
Being one of the lucky ones In the
low numbers he was first to enter the-
valley and took his claim at the low
er end of the- southwest slope , which
is covered with n prairie dog town.
Here , during the winter , Mr. Larson
moved with Ills family , consisting of
his wife and two children , Jennie aged
1(1 ( , and Ray , aged 12.
The children In early spring retained
the prairies in search of wild ( lowers ,
and as spring advanced were drawn
to the dog town by the antics of their
little neighbors , but were soon horri
fied by the creeping reptiles that
seemed to be present everywhere , giv
ing the children quite u scare and
causing their parents no little anxiety
on account of the snakes.
About this time the lady who drew
the claim north of Larson's came to
the valley to make settlement , and
drove Into the Larson place , and was
welcomed with a rousing dinner.
Their fears were somewhat allayed
when she told them how she had once
before gene on a new place further
east in Nebraska , where she had se
lected land In a dog town , and further
related how they annihilated both
dogs and snakes by the use of a poison
and always carrying a good stout ash
stick with them whenever they went
Into the fields , and they took courage
when she told them that in two > oars
theer were no dogs or snakes to be
found about their place.
So every day through the summer
you might see the children with the
clubs waging war against the rattlers
with no small success. They had n
spear like a fish jig , and with that
they brought them forth from the
holes In the fall when the chill winds
blew and the snakes that had crawled
out on the surrounding prairie return
ed to winter quarters again. The chil
dren would get from five to twenty n
day , and some days even more , and
one week In October they got over
n hundred snake * , most of them from
twelve to twenty Inches long with from
two to four rattles. One day whllo
Jennie was engaged In killing four
of the smaller ones that wore In the
mouth of a hole she heard n rattling ,
and supposing there was nn older one
further down In the hole , was tryIng -
Ing to twist him out , when Ray yelled ,
"Look out Jennie , hero ho comes , "
and on turning around saw within
ten feet of her n monster with his
head raised a foot or moro In the air ,
and making straight for her , but with
ono hard sweep of her spear she down
ed the snake and when they skinned
him ho proved to bo an old ono with
many n scar , and having lost part of
his ratios. Ills ago could not bo de
termined , but when ho assayed to do
our llttlo Danish maldrm ho lost bin
commission , and loft his hide on ox
hlbltlon nt the Gazette ofllco In Quito.