Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 25, 1909, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee THE OMAHA DEE to to th home Is read by the women sell good! for Advertiser. WEATHER FORECAST. For Nebraska Knlr and Colder. For Iowa I'nsottlod. For wpnthcr report srp pas:? 3. I VOL. XXXIX NO. 147. OMAHA, SATURDAY MOUSING, DKCKMHKU 25, 1H0!) TEN PAGES. slNaTirlTVOCEi 2ELAYA FLEES T0C0KINT0 Former President of Nicaragua Goes to Western Port on Special Train. RUMOR THAT MADRIZ RESIGNED Another Report Says He is Trying to Organize Liberal Ministry. HIS ARMY IS MERE REMNANT Of 3,000 Men Only 600 Escape from Estrada's Troops. NO FIGHT FOR THE CAPITAL Inaurorent Commander Aiarrti III Mnrrh o Managua, 'Will Be I'd. opposed Detail of llot tl of IVaina. COP.INTO, Nicaragua, Dec. 24. Former President Zelaya arrived at C'urlnto today on a special train from Managua, whence he departed this morning at 3 o'clock. He wa accompanied by a guard of fifty men with a Maxim gun. WASHINGTON, Doc. 2I.-A rumor gained currency here today that President Aladrli of Nicaragua had resigned Ef forts to trace It source proved unaval.tng, although the representatives of the Es trada party in this city had written word to the same effect. They, however, vouch safe nothing definite, nor could tho other Central American diplomats. A telegram to the mate department from Consul Caldera at Managua, received to day, stated that Madris was organizing a cabinet made up of liberals and conserva tives, mostly from Leon, his home cliy. This is assumed to mean that Aladrli Is making an effort to carry water on both shoulders, with the probability that he will meet with a catastrophe. Kstrada, It Is believed here. Is reorganis ing his army with a vr to promptly taking up the mardf westward over the mountains to Managua. That he will have little opposition la generally believed and there are Indications that a considerable percentage of the prisoners taken at Rama will Join Estrada's army in operations against Managua and the west coast cities. When questioned today a to whether the United States would take measures to prevent Zelaya from leaving the country, Btata department officials declined to an swer. The presumption, however, Is the matter of allowing him to leave the coun try either on board the Mexican gunboat General Ouberro or by other meuns is still bejd in abeyance. ''i Insurgent Victory Complete. BLUEFIKLDb, Aicaragua. Dec. 24. The fetalis of the battle of llama are now noiuVTh'6 yretdl'y'Gf the insurgents was . as complete as has been claimed by them. After two days of fighting, the fiercest that Central America has seen. General Estrada on Tuesday wiped out the enemy. Of Zelaya'a army of 3,000 men but 600 es caped. The killed and wounded on both sides, as before reported, numbered 000, and 1,000 of the government troops surrendered after a desperate resistance. Three Hotch klss and four Maxim guns. 2000 rifles and 1,000,000 round of ammunition wcro Included In the booty. General Kstrada professes to believe his march to Managua will be unopposed. Blueflelds and the neighboring country ars delirious with Joy. The victory Is said to have been won on the very day sched uled for the Inauguration of Dr. ' Madrlz as president of Nicaragua In succession to Zclaya. General Luis Mena Is again here. His troops arrived on the scene of battle when victory was in the ba'ance and turned the tide In favor of the Insurgents. At the- request of Cnlttd States Consul Moffstt, Commander f'hlpley of the United Btates cruiser Des Moines, sent his hos pital squad ashore, establishing an Inde pendent hospital where forty of the wounded are receiving rare. The American medical men have been able to give their .services to all who were In need of them. Six Americans participated In the battle, operating rapid fire guns. They escaped injury with the exception of one named Itafahford, who received three bullets In a leg. Ttto General Captured. The prisoners Include General Gonxales and General Castrillo. General Vasquex, who was returning to Rama from Managua when hostilities began, did not reach the scene during thr fighting. He was a few miles distant when the government troops wers routed and it la possible that some 600 men escaped with him. After Zelaya's trenches had been shelled they were taken by assault. In the trenches wers several women who preferred risking their lives In the conflict to starvation in camp. These women were armed with rifles and fought courageously. One of them was wounded and later brought to the hospital here. A large proportion of the prisoners were found to be boys under 16 years of age. They expected defeat as thouwh It was welcome. . General Oonialea, the leader of the gov ernment troops, tocbiy shares the quarters of General Kstrada and Is eatlns; the lat ter's rations with great relish and smoking Insurgent tobacco as though he enjoyed It. Widow Wander Street. Today widows and orphans may be seen wandering about the streets weeping. Yet no expression of regret Is heard. The provisionals admit their heavy losses and estimate those of the enemy at ,about an equal number. General Chamorro, General Iai and General Matuty first faced the enemy. The tugs. Pioneer and Blanca. upon which were mounted Hotchkiss guns, half burled In stand, steamed up a creek, tributary to the Mlco river, upon which the village of Jtecreo is situated. For hours they shelled the village, the runners maintaining great accuracy. Zelaya's troops frequently left the trenches and. advancing through the jungles, met the Insurgents In hand-to-hand conflicts. These dashes were followed In each In stance by a retreat to the trenches and a forward movement by the provisionals, who Cut the wire enUnglementb with their machetes. In these brushes many were killed or wounded. General Chamorro, who looks l!ke a typical North American regular troop.-r. fought with frensled vigor. General Dlaa disdained, aa did Chamorro. to take to cover. Mas walked erect amid a hall of bullets, directing the fire of his men. who. (Continued on Second rage.' ; i THE CHRIST- ji dm Mm mm L. Maketh prayer and bitter moan? I 1 f" MISS CLEMENS FOUND DEAL Daughter of Mark Twain is Drowned in Bathtub. LONG SUBJECT T,0 EPILEPSY Father Isaac Statement Saying She Probabl) Had Attack While Dath Ins Had Planned 'Trip with Hlin, REDDING, Conn., Dec. 24. Miss Jean Clemens, daughter of Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), was found drowned In a bath tub. In Mr. Clemens' home here t'iday. It 1 believed that Miss Clemens suf fered from an attack of epilepsy while In the bath and was drowned while in a convulsion. She had suffered from epll epay for a number of year. Speaking of hla daughter's death Mr. Clemens said: "My daughter, Jean Clemens, passed from this life suddenly this morning at 7:30 o'clock. "All the last half of her life she w:is an eptleptlo, but she grew better latterly. For the pat two years we considered her practically well, but she was not allowed to be entirely free. Her maid, who haa served us twenty-eight years, was always with her when ahe went to New York on ahopplng excuralons and such things. She had very few convulsions In the past two years and those sh had were not violent. At 7: SO this morning a mnld went to her room to see why she did not come down to her breakfast, and found her In the bath tub drowned. It means that she had a convulsion and could not get out "Sh had been leading a very active life. She spent the greater part of her Urn looking after a farm which I bought for her, and she did much of my secretary work besides. l-t night she and 1 chatted later than usual In the library and she told m all their plans sbout the house keeping, for she was also my housekeeper. I said everything was going on smoothly, that I thought I would make another trip to Bermuda In February, and she said if I would put It off till March, that ahe and her maid would go with me. So we made that arrangement. "But sh is gone, poor child. Sh wa (Continued on Second Page.) mn 1 . . . ,i 1 Yet His God forgetteth not When the garden lights are dim, Lo. an angel comforts HimT OA, Babe, a shadow on Thee lie ; What sorrow darkens in Thine eyes ? "One I see, His head bowed down Underneath a thorny crown. Staggering toward a distant hill, Fainting, yet triumphant still Since upon His cross He bears All the world's unnumbered cares.!" Boiler Expl des in Ro9k Island , Shops at Pawnee Two Men Are Killed and Twelve Iniured Several Reported Miss ing' and Building Wrecked. SHAWNEE. Okl., Dec. 24.-Two men are known to be dead and twelve Injured as the result of the explosion of an engine In the shops of the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad here shortly after noon today. Hallway officials have given out a statement that only two are dead. Sev eral employes, however, are said to bo missing. The dead: 8. W. COOK. It. F. KAHKY. The explosion occurred during the noon hour, while ninny of the employes of t!:e shops were at lunch. For this reason th. casualties wer light. The explosion f wrecked one wall of the shops and hurled pieces of machinery several rids. Win dows all over town were shattered. The two men who were killed were working on the engine. Bryan is Better; Leaves for Miami Commoner Suffered from Severe Cold and Canceled Lecture Dates. JACKSONVILLE, Fla.. Dec. 24. The condition of W. J. Bryan who wa taken 111 yesterday was so greatly Improved this morning that, he will leave during the afternoon for Miami. Mr. llryan will go from Miami to Cuba and South American countries, where he will Join Mr. Bryan. He is still very hoarse and suffers pain In his chest, but, if his condition war rants, he will go out from Mlamti to wit ness dredge boat operations In th Ever glades tomorrow. His physlcUn here stated today that reports of Mr. Bryan's llluesa hav been greatly oxaggerated. fT- '&lSJiC,J M A3 KOCir-r I II- . I I II QH, Babe, on Mother Mary's knee, . What do thine eyest at npndering, see? " In a garden. One alone Maketh prayer and bitter moan? 'Him His comrades have forgot COOK AGAIN BRANDED FAKER Explorers' Club Finds He Did Not Climb Mount McKinley. GUIDES' EVIDENCE NOT USED Committee Sny It Report I Based Entirely on Scientific Testimony Delietrs He I) I sa pea red Purposely. NEW YORK, Dec. 24.-The committee of the Explorers' club which has been in veKtiKatlng the claim of Dr. Frederick A. Cook that lie rsnchrd the summit of Mount McKinley today reported to the board of governors of that club that after exhaus tive Investigation it failed' to find any evidence to support Dr. Cook's claim. The committee in Its report said it had made every effort to obtain information 'torn Dr. Cook on the Mount McKinley expedition and that Dr. Cook fippeared before the co nmlttee on October 17, last, and promised to submit data and other Information, which he failed to do. and that the committee believes he purposely disappeared. The committee says It examined Edward Barrill, the guide, who was with Dr. Cook on his expedition and nlso took the testi mony of the packer, Fru' nek Prints, but (Continued on Second Page.) Merry Xmas! Did Santa Claus brin vou what you want? He is all right but He only fills your wants one .day in the year, while Bee want ads fills them the other. three hundred and sixty-four. Have you read the want ads yet today CHILD'S VISION. Oh, Babe, the shadows deeper grow What deepening sorrow grieves Thee so? "Now I see a leailess tree On a height called Calvary. And its bitter fruit God saith, Ripens for My hour of death; Yet within that awful hour Life immortal breaks in flower I" Oh, Babe, o,i Mother Mary's knee. As her arms encompass Thee, Sleepnor dream of a day to bet ! , . ' " ROBERT GILBERT WELSH. Two Passenger Trains Collide at Mason City Milwaukee Train Runs Into Rock Island Train and One Man is Killed and One Badly Hurt. MASON CITY, la., Dec. 24.-Chlcngo, Mil waukee & St. Taul passenger train No. 10! plunged Into a Itock Island passenger train at a crossing near Plymouth th after noon, killing Patrick O'Nell. a land seeker, and seriously Injuring C. K. lllldreth of Kensett, In. A number of others wer also injured. The baggage car and smoker of the Roc' Island train was smashed into splinter The mall, baggage and smoking cars the St. Taul train were badly damage;! The -engineer and fireman of the St. Pau train escaped by Jumplpg. It Is said that the wreck waa caused by a mistake in signals. Search for Seals, Not South Pole Captain Bartlett of Peary Expedition Will Not Join British Party. ST. JOHNS, N. F., Dec. 24. Captain "Bob" Bartlett, the commander of the Peary Arc tic steamer Roosevelt, will not go In search of the South pole as a member of the Brit ish Antarctica expedition under Lieutenant Bcott. Captain Bartlett has notified the owners of the sealing steamer Southern Cross that he will accept the command of that Vessel. Junior lloy Entertained. LOGAN. Ia., Dec. 24 Spclal.)-Accom-panled by Miss Oeorgle Sumpter, language teaoher. Superintendent Charle 8. Cobb and wife and the Junior girl etnertalned the Junior boy of the Logan high school at th home of Miss Jtossi Hall, near Logan, last venlng. 1 1 1 ' I TAFT BUYS CHRISTMAS GIFIS President Spends Hour and aHalf in Washington Shops. BOOKS, JEWELRY AND HANDBAG Day at the White Hoik Will Be Like that In Million Other Home Present for All ' Employe. WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. President Taft went shopping afoot this afternoon, wan dering from shop to shop, taking a hearty Interest In the store windows and good laturedly returning the Jostling of the rowda. Captain Archibald Butt, his mil iary aide, walked with nlm, but Immedl tely behind trailed two aecret service 'ien. After nearly an hour and a half's ealk, the presidential party returned to lie White House. The president left the executive offices at 4 o'clock and walked down Pennsyl vania avenue to a Jeweler's shop, where he remained some little time, selecting a present for Mrs. Taft and his daughter. Miss Helen. He next walked oevr to a leather establishment on F street where Captain Butt halted Mr. Taft on the walk before the. broad display window. "That Is Just the thing," he exclaimed, pointing with his walking stick, to an elaborate traveling bag of Russia leather that was spread to the gaze of the envi ous. ' "You're right," exclaimed the president, hovlng the officer ahead of him, good naturedly. "Let' get a closer view." Com mot Ion In the Store. . Theer wa a commotion In the crowded store when the president and his party en tered. They remained nearly a quarter of an hour, going then to a book dealer's es tablishment, where Mr. Taft purchased a number of volumes. One of them, which he wanted to mall tonight, he turned over to Captain Butt. ' " Cuptaln Butt stuck the volume under his arm and the party returned to the Jeweler's place. As (he president passed a hotel on Fifteenth street th ptnwheel door to the bar spun merrily. Four bibu lous holiday celebrants emerged. They gained th sidewalk, laughing effusively, - i (Continued on Bocond Page.) OMAHA HAPPY ON I CHRISTMAS DAY Gladsome YuletMe Dawns on Storm Lashed City After Evening of Hurry and Hustle. LAST CARS CARRY CROWDS HOME Belated Shopper Strongly in Evi dence as Big Stores Close. , JOYOUS FEATURES FOR THE DAY Private and Public Entertainment Arranged for Everybody. KRIS KR INGLE GOOD TO ALL Fortunate One of t'My Make Kffort to Kutertalu Those Not So Well Illessed Holiday (brer Iteistii ftnprriue. AMUSEMENTS CT THB DAT. Tlotor Moor In "Th Talk of JTsw York" at th Boyd. Vandevllle at th Orphsnra. "Th Uy Witness" at th Krugr. Grew Stock company at tbt C4ayty. posTorncB hours. Genral delivery open nntll noon. Stamp and money ordar departments open until 10:30. Two morning dellvoris down-town, ons In residence districts. Christinas day has dawned. It was ushered In by an evening of hurry and hustle in the downtown district by tho usual holiday crowd that throngs the streets on Christmas eve. The last cars on tho city llnrs, as thy slowly crept over the slippery rails and plunged Into the storm of Friday night, carried their heavy burdens of human frelgl-t, laden down with yuletldn tokens for the little ones at home. Many a be lated shopper made It a special point to catch tho hist owl car rather than face tho ChristninB elements. Down in the district where the lights burn brightest there was feverish excite ment during the night hours. Tired clerk In the big department stores mechanically sold their woros to the late shopper who put off buying until the last moment. There was no S o clock closing . ruli for tli Christmas clrrk All It.-ndy for Kris Krlnsrle. Then, when tho doors were closed and the people were left out In the storm, thera was a mad scramble for people crowded and pushed to board tho cars for home! The tired motormen Ami conductors then had their Inning. Whon the last fare had been rung up the merry, merry Christmas day was at hand. Uhe day will find Omaha folk at thrlr ease In the enjoyment of all the holiday season offers. The charitable, snlrti f good will is making the holiday season one ot Joy to every one. No Omaha, home, ba It palace or hovel, need ba without it. . Christmas cheer. y .... t upon the big, restless business district' of the city to find the hurry and busllu ' hushed In homage to tho one greatest holi day. Stores and offices will be closed all day jjenernlly throughout the city. In those few Institutions where public service de mands that there shall be no closing, activities on Christmas are at their lowest ebb. In the churches there will he many religious observances of the rtav Th Christmas gaiety Is even lnvndl pltals and reaches to the bedsides of -'.ho surrering. In all of the hospitals thore will bo something to give the Inmates a taste of the festivities of the more fortunate outside world. There will bo special din ners for those who are able to enjoy them and even Christmas trees for the grown ups, and musical programs. ServlcM at Hospital. At the Presbyterian hospital, a Chrlstmna tree for the attendants and patients wilt make the holiday gay. The gift giving there has been limited to oblects nf ih value of not to exceed 10 cents, that there can bo no holiday extravngances to be re gretted. St. Joseph's hospital holds a re ligious program beginning with mass at midnight, and, of course, there will be a Christmas tree and entertainment. The deaf and dumb children, although they may not enjoy the Christmas carols or the music of the season, will have a most gaily bedecked Christmas tree and a real turkey dinner. The Knights of Col umbus are giving the children- of St. James Orphans' homo their holiday Joys with a picture show and a Christmas tree and a good old-fashioned Banta Claus. Meotlngs and programs of a holiday na ture will be held all over the city. There will be an all day stag party at Metropoli tan hall. Charitable Institutions have prepared a Christmas for the poor of Omaha and every effort la being made to reach Into etery abode of the needy. Preparation have been made at the People's church, 615 North Eighteenth street, for a Christ mas dinner to 1,00 persons, If they will but apply. The dinner will be served to all who come between the hours ot 11:80 o'clock In the morning and 4 In the after noon. ' Ask, and Thon Shall Receive. "No one will have to prove his poverty, said Rev. Charles W. 8avdge, pastor, "they only have to come and ask." The prisoners in the city Jail ars to have their Christina dinner, too. It will be of the royal American turkey with tha time-honored and much beloved cran berries alongside. All of the big stores downtown will ba closed for the day, and officially Omaha will be at rest, with the city hall and to court house closed. The newsboys of the olty got their Christ mas, too. "Mogey" Bernstein, nrohntlnn officer, together with representatives from tne newsnoy lorces from each of the three papers of Omaha, gave out dinner baskets to ISO newsboys Friday afternoon. Each of the newsies got a live chicken, together with all proper trimmings for a. Christmas dinner, and a pair of warm woolen mittens. The newsboys will thus eat their Christmas dinner with their families and their holiday lova will ha en. hanced by sharing with others. Christinas Dinner for Poor. The Omaha City mission more than car ried out Its good Intention this Christmas season by providing 1,400 poor people with Christmas dinners, and todav will mika many hearts happy by special Christmas services and entertainments. At t o'clock this morning there will be a special meeting and gathering for the boys. Following a short program and dis tribution of gifts there will be a sleigh rids for all. ' In the afternoon the girls and nrlmiru department will b treated to a program.