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TIIE BEE: OMAHA. SATUIUUY, PKCKMiJttii "J. liAW.
gifts. itfroptlron lecture hy Rv. L. O.
np.lrd, fa-tor- nf tlio fit. Mary's Avi-niif
CotiKrfgat I"nal rhurrh. -i:-.l rrniy thcr
f rms of entertainment.
The ovr nli.R wll! I; glvrn r.vi r to th' '
m' n. alio will he en'malnd with a
ntfrroptlcon rnfrtainrrifnt hy He". Mr.
Halrd nrJ tin re win be ith r feature.
The Mission hill on Nor.h Tenth street
has be n tr.n liy rtrcTu'.'! for the festive
orcasl n nnrl mammoth Chrlstmss tree,
laden with presents and good things oc
cupies a prominent position.
There will be plenty dolrnr at th Mis
sion throughout all nf the day and several
thousand people are expected to receive
Christmas cheer through thla medium.
Declared Bad by
:. Judge in Kansas
Judge Pollock of Federal Court Holds
, . that the Bank Act ii
TOPElCA, Kan., Deo. i4.-Judge John C.
Pollock In the United States district court
here today In a decision declared the Kan
sas bank guaranty law to be Invalid.
Judge pollock granted two injunctions
In ruling out the law. One case was that
of Frank 8. Larabee, a stockholder In the
Exchange State Dank of Hutchinson,
against the officers and directors of the
bank and J. N. Dolley, state bank com
missioner. Mis contention was that a
stockholder In a state bank can object
and prevent the participation of his bank
In guaranty law. Judge Pollock upheld
this argument- In every particular.
The other case was that of the Allbena
National bank against the bank com
missioner and State treasurer on tlie
ground that the state guaranty law la
unconstitutional. Judge Pollock granted a
temporary Injunction in this case, holding
the law Inoperative and fixes a bond of
$50,000, to be given by the bank pending
the final disposition of the case.
PARIS, Dec. 24,-The Oil Bias today
prints a private communication from Mad
rid stating that the oondltlon of King
Alfonso has created the gravest anxiety
in court circles. Another operation Is Im
PAULS, Dec. K-Vnder the guise of de
parture on a hunting trip in Andalusia, his
majesty will go to the palace of the Coun
tess of Purls at SanLucar, where the oper
ation will be performed.
" For some time disturbing rumors regard
ing the health of. the. king of Spain have
been circulated. The exact nature Of his
ailment has been Concealed from the pub
lic. It Is understood., however, that the
postnasal parts and the ' Inner ear are
affected. One of the symptoms has been
a slight deafness.
MISS CLEMENS FOUND DEAD
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all I had left, except Clarn, who married
. Mr. Oabrllow Itach lately, and has just ar-
rived In Kurope."
Body Found by Maid.
y The bath rocm in which. Miss Clemens'
: dtath occurred adjoined her sleeping apart
ments, on . he second floor of the Clemens
home, "$tormfJ!d." ;.. . J ;
Miss Clemens arose about 7 o'clock and
went into the bath room alone. When the
maid ent"red Hli demons' dressing room
half an hour 'later she did riht find her
(here and rushed to the bath room, where
she discovered .the body lying In the tub,
which w partly filled with water.
Life, was aparently extinct, but a phy
sician, whu. was hastily summoned, worked
over the body nearly on hcur endeavoring
by means. uf artificial p ration to restore
Dr. Smith stated that the cause of death
was accidental drowning, resulting from
unconsciousness following an epllep'.lo at
Devoted to Father.
NEW YORK. Dec. St. Samuel L. Clem
ens returned, here last Monday from his
winter vacation In Bermuda and went at
once to his heme In Redding, Conn. The
Author complained of pain In his left breast
Since the. death of his close friend, Henry
II. Rogers, a year ago, Mr. Clemens has
felt muetf depressed and the death of his
daughter today, his friends here fear will
. prove a serious shock to the aged writer.
Murk Twain's only surviving daughter,
Clara, recently married the Russian plan
let. Ossip, Oabrllowltsch, and, only two
weeks ago departed for Europe. Miss
Jean's literary tendencies followed those
of her fattier, and she had his vivacity of
manner and to some extent resembled him
In periomi appearance. Her devotion to
her father was shown only yesterday, when
she personally, telephoned to the Associated
Press a statement from her father humor
ously dismissing the report that ha was
dying. (Mls Clemens, at that time spoke
affectionately ' of , her father's good ie.Vth
. and mid "'cheery feferenco to this happy
Xa'uilly -"condition at the holiday season.
COOK AGAIN BRANDED FAKER
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that In reaching Its -verdict, the committee
threw ' out the testimony of Barrlll and
Prints,-In view of the possibility that their
testimony might be questioned.
The icommltte says Its report against
Dr. Cook Is based entirely on scientific
The 'oorumlttee consisted of Anthony
Flala. the arctlo explorer and a friend of
Dr. Cook; Frederick 8. Dellenbaugh of
the American Geographic! society; Prof.
Marshall S. Seville of the chair of arehaeo.
gy In Columbia university; Waiter O.
Clark; Charles H. Townsend. director of
the New York Aequartum; Henry C. Walsh,
secretary of the explorers olub, and Caspar
The olub' this afternoon accepted by a
unanimous rot . the report of the com
mittee a,nd Dr. Cook was expelled from
The' committee's report waa accepted
without dtsousaloo and the motion to expel
Dr. Cook from membership In the club waa
passed by all of the members rising and
olomnly bowing thtlr heads. It was the
first time that any member had been so
dishonored. t .
FIRE AT INSANE ASYLUM
Tare 'Wftjrda, Destroy-!, ln All
' 'isustn Arc Uncord from
ji- l Flumes.
WATEIWRC. Vt.. Dec. M.-F.re at thp
Vorwiwu fetate IJoapltuI for the Insane late
Ij this CMrron In this town destroyed thrae
ar!, causing an esUroawd loss of UflO.
Ouo. A.r ot the inmates of the institution
we removed without Injury and with lit
- Jf ' . - - -
IOWA HAS PLENTY OF WHITE
rour to Six Inches of Snow During
Day in State.
VALUE OF CROPS AND STOCK HIGH
Sis Hundred Mlllloa Dollars Is the
Tolnl, Second Only to State of
Texas Carroll Remits
(From a Staff Correspondent.
DES MOINES, la., Dec. 24 (Special Tele
gram.) The promise of a very white Christ
mas was made good today by a snow
fall tn Des Moines and practically all over
Iowa of from four to six inches. The
street car lines are already laid out and
many of the trains in the state are late.
Secretary Botsford of the Commercial
club hat compiled a statement of the value
of all crops and farm animals In Iowa and
other states and finds that Iowa can show
a valuation of over J60O,0O0,O00 and Is sec
ond only to Texas.
Governor Carroll today mailed a remis
sion of fine to Andrew Pickering, In Jail
In Council Bluffs for the violation of the
liquor laws of Iowa. He had been fined
$300 and had lain In Jail six. weeks and
It was represented that his family Is needy.
Will RatsMlnk Demnrraare.
The state railroad commission will on
the first of the year put In force In Iowa
the demurrage rules In regard to cars In
Iowa adopted at the national convention
of commissioners, unless the shippers ob
ject The rules provide for payment of
demurrage after forty-eight hours for un
loading a car. The railroads are willing
to have the rule adopted. '
Cob trovers? Over Corn Show.
Some time ago the newspapers acousefl
the Iowa Btnte college of slighting the
Des Moines corn shew by not having any
exhibit here, while at Ihe same t'.mt hav
ing.' one at tho national corn exposition In
Orraha. Prof. Curtis of the oollege came
baek with a statement that the college
was not invited to exhibit at Des Moines.
President Sunherg of the Iowa corn asso
ciation now declares that the college was
Invited through Prof. A. V. Storm of the
Security Went lata River.
Mate Auditor Bleakley has before him
for determination a case Involving' respon
sibility to the permanent school fund of a
matter of $1,600 lost because the money
was loaned on land In Woodbury county
which wentlnto the Missouri river. The
slate auditor will have to decide whether
the county or the state shall reimburse
the school fund.
May It a a for State Superintendent.
It Is announced that Miss Jessie Field,
county superintendent of Page county, Is
being urged to become a .candidate for
state superintendent of schools. She has
been very successful in county work. A
number of candidates are already an
nounced. Refuses to Be Extradited. ' '
John T. Long, a real estate dealer of
Kansas City, who Is under Indictment in
Icwa for alleged questionable methods In
conducting a land trade Involving a large
amount of Kansas land Is making a fight
against extradition. Today Attorney Gam
ble of Kansas City and Wilson of Wash
ington. Iowa apepared and resisted the
effort at extradition, claiming that the
matter Is one involving collection of a debt
rather than a crime.
Mast Open n School House.
State Superintendent 'Riggs has decided
a Bchool case from Muscatine county,
wherein . an $3,000 school house out in a
rural district has been standing Idle for
several years, ar.d has directed that the
building be fitted up and be used as a
school house for the benefit of the pupils
who desire to attend there. The board has
ordered the house sole and la advertising
for bids, but the patrons will not stand
for It. '
Would Exact Rent for Sidings.
The state railroad commission bad before
it today the matter of a complaint from a
lumber company at North English to the
effect that the Rock Island railroad In
sists upon the company paying rent for
the use of a siding and ground adjacent
thereto when used In the lumber ,bUBlness.
The commission will Investigate.'
BstherrlUe Poultry Show.
' K8THERV1LLE, la., Dec 14. (Speclal.)
The premium list, a neat little book con
tanllng sixteen pages, of the fourth annual
exhibition of the Ksthsrvllle Poultry asso
ciation Is Just being distributed. This ex
hibition will be held four days, the first
week of January, the 4th to the 8th. Some
very liberal premiums are being offered,
and a Very fine line of birds are expected
to be In this competitive show.. George D.
Holden, ex-president of he American Poul
try association, has been secured to Judge
the birds, whloh will be another feature
In favor of the association. Prof. Holden
will also deliver a lecture on poultry at 8
p. m. on the 7th.
Iadlans Are Faring- Famine.
TAMA, la. Dec. 84. (Speolal.)-Unless
government aid comes quickly starvation
will soon stare many of the Saxe and Fox
Indians of the reservation. Just west of
here. In the face soon. The reservation
crops were a total fallue, due to either
excessive wot In the lowlands or ab
normally hot weather which burned out
those planted In the high, sandy soil. The
Indians receive no government aid unless
their children attend school. Many of the
Indians are adverse to allowing their lit
tle ones to go to the mission school and
those lose the government aid.
Pllrher Heads Ida Orove.
IDA GROVE. Ia, Deo. 84. (Special.)
At a meeting of the Ida Orovve foot ball
team Clayton Pllcher, for the last two
years regular left half ,.ack, -was elected
Dope and Suicide Pact. New
Clues in the Snead Murder
NEW YORK. Deo. 24. -Was her own con
stant use of the hypodermlo needle the
cause of Ooey'e Snead s death T Colonel
Robert J. Haire, counsel for Mrs. Caroline
B. Martin, the bath tub victim's mother,
brought this question to the fore today as
be was preparing to appear In oourt here
for the third hearing on the cases of Mr.
Martin aod Mrs. Snead, whom the New
York authorities are holding pending. ex
tradition. ' '
Colonel Halre declares he has evidence to
Show that the young woman was what Is
known In the popular vernacular as a
"Hy that I mean," said the attoruey,
"that she. used drugs, chiefly morphine,
for nearly two years before she died. I
havif learned this trom talking with her
mother about the case. '
"The hynodirtnic ntedle waa used upon
her when she was seriously 111," continued
Colonel Halre. "and after that Its employ,
ment was constant. She tried to stop the
habit and would resist for long periods.
Then would oome another period of Illness
and the temptation to gain relief waa too
raptaln of the team for next year. The
Ida Orove team will lose Todd Bird at
renter, but the rest of the team remains
Intact, and with new material which Is
now coming on It Is quite likely that Ida
Orove will have another good team next
Relief Corps Meeting?.
LOOAN, la.. Dec. 21. (Special.) At
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows
hall In Logan Thursday, January 4. 1910,
their will be an open meeting of the
Ladles' Relief corps No. 883. with the
members of Fuller post No. 88. at which
time the folowlng officers will be In
stalled: Mrs. Alice M. Davis, president;
Mrs. Harriet Creager, senior vice; Mrs.
Emlllne Wyatt, Junior vice; Mrs. Lavlrja
Crouch, treasurer; Mrs. E. Card, chap
lain; Mrs, Mary Cewan, Mrs. Nancy
Grand Army of the Republlcr S. R.
Hammlt, commander; A. 8. Jewell, senior
vice; W. W. MUllmon, Junior vice; Ellaa
Owens, quartermaster; J. M. Latta. chap
lain; J. P. Creager, officer of the day; H.
F. Lock, officer of the guard; E. Owens,
Maarnolta Boy's Rise.
LOGAN, la., Deo. 84. (Special.) Ad
vice has reached here that Harry Sloan,
born In Magnolia and educated In the
Logan schools, has been promoted In the
service of the Rock Island system until
he now holds the position of vice presi
dent and aslstsnt to the charman of the
executive committee at an annual salary
of $10,000 per year.
IDA Grove, la., Dec. 24. (Special.)
Farmers In this section have been warned
by the state veterinary surgeon. Dr. Koto,
that the deadly anthrax has broken out
again In Woodbury county where a num
ber of fine horses have died from It. This
makes the third outbreak In Wodbury
Iowa Neves Notes.
ESTHERVILLE Asa C. Irwin and Nel
lie Brood, two Kmmet county young peo
ple were married here by Rev. E. C'ajno-
bell. They wi;i reside on a farm euat of
OS ICALOOSA James Psrry, living six
miles east of Oskaloosa, fell across a power
wood saw while he was operating It, com
p'etely severing an arm and a portion of
ESTHERVILLE The funeral of James
Young, aged 62 years was held from his
home on North Fourth street yesterday.
The body was taken to Sumner. Ia,, for
Interment. Heart failure was the cause of
CLARION W. C. Brown, a former sher
iff of Wright county, and a well known
republican, will be a candidate for state
representative. Mr. Brown Is In pro
gressive and for a number of years he has
Deen a member or the State Agricultural
AMES The American Society of Agricul
tural engineers will hold it third an'nual
meeting at Iowa State college In this city
on December 28 and 29. Among the long
list of eminent engineers who will appear
on the programs, there are John T. Stewart
or the University of Minnesota. Howard a.
Riley of Cornell university, A. O. Fox of
the University of Wisconsin, E. W. WU1
lams of Winnipeg, Canada.
DIKE The llttre town of Dike on the
Northern Iowa division of the Northwest
ern Is face to face with a coal famine,
end It has appealed to the state railroad
commissioners for help. The commission
was notified yesterday that unless relief
came at once that the condition would
grow serious within a few days. The town
has two coal dralers. One emptied his bins
Monday, and the other sold tne lat coal
he had on hand Tuesday. The commis
sion- has promised that It wll'. give all the
TAFT BUYS CHRISTMAS GIFTS
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wishing each other the compliments of
the Reason when one spied tne president.
"Merry Chrlshmus, Mlsser Preshldent,"
he cried. "Merry Chrlsmus."
All four managed to raise their hats.
The president looked them over and then,
with a broad grin, lifted his own head
gear. "Thank you, gentlemen," he said. "Let
me wish you the same."
Day at the White House.
There will be no especial observance of
the day at the White House tomorrow.
The Taft family will dine together, and,
with the children at home, the celebra
tion will not be different from that In a
million homes throughout the United
States. The employes of the White House
will receive a turkey and the clerks of the
executive offices will get $fi apiece. Mr.
Taft'e presents to the personal force In the
-White House, It Is understood, will cost
Seven members of the president's official
family will spend their Christmas here.
They are Secretaries Knox, Wilson, Mac
Veagh, Nagel, Meyer, Balllnger and Post
master General Hitchcock. Secretary of
War Dickinson la on his way to Porto Rico
on a trip of Inspection, while Attorney
General Wlckersham will spend the day
In New York with Mrs. Wlckersham, who
Is already there.
Mrs. John S'roemer.
WYMORE. ' Neb., Dec. 24. (Special.)
Mrs. John Btroemer diedat her home ten
miles southeast of here Tuesday morning
from the effects of a paralytic stroke. She
was 66 years old and Is survived by her
husband and four children. The funeral
will be held at the German Lutheran
church south of here.
Ueorsre C, Read.
IDA GROVE, Ia., Dec. 24. (Special.)
George C. Read, an old time cltlsen of
Iowa who In the early day had one of
the finest farms In Iowa near the town of
Lost Nation, but who has lived the last
ten years with his daughter, Mrs. E. C.
Mill of Ida Grove, died here at the age of
82. The remains will be taken to Lost
Nation for Interment at the old home.
Lame back may be cured bv annlvino
Chamberlain's Liniment two or three times
a day, with a vigorous rubbing at each ap
Ucatlon. I grest for her to resist. She would go for
eays ana days without food, living on
morphine. I am convinced that It was
while In this condition that she destroyed
Colonel Halre aald this would be Mrs.
Martins defense against the charges of
murdering her daughter.
Further complications In the mate of
contradictory evldenoe which Investigation
of the case has unearthed developed today
with the discovery of additional documents.
They were found by the Brooklyn police
In the Henry street house once occupied
by the Wardlaws and Imbued the detec
tives with the belief that the entire family
had made a suicide agreement which was
only partly fulfilled by the death of Ooey
The alleged oomeaot Is said to be re
vealed by letters signed by Ocey Snead,
her husband. Fletcher; Mra Martin, her
mother, and her two aunts. Mrs. Mary
Snead and Miss Virginia Wardlaw. Ae
companytng them were several blank forms
of power of attorney, all signed by Ocey
Snead. The documents have been turned
over to the Nev Jersey authorities.
BUT pXE OBSTACLE REMAINS
Negotiations to End Strike of Switch
men Are Making- Progress.
DIFFERENCES 10 EE ARBITRATED
Railroads Offer to Reinstate All
Strikers Within Thirty Days, aad
I'alon Offlrlala Insist It Be
Dose at Oare,
ST. PAUL, Dec. 24-Only one obstacle
remains In the way of a settlement of the
switchmen's strike In the northwest as the
result of the conference between the rail
road officials and the representatives of
the railway branch of the Amerlcsn Feder
ation of Labor In Governor Eberhadt's of
floe this afternoon. Both sides are agreed
on all questions save as to the time when
all of the striking switchmen shall be taken
back to work.
The railroads offered to take as many
of the strikers immediately as they have
places for and (o re-employ the others just
as soon as plaoes can be made vacant. It
waa suggested that It may take thirty days
before all of the men could be put back to
work, but President F. T. Hawley of the
Switchmen's union said he would. agree to
nothing short of the simultaneous employ-
men of all the men.
Governor Eberhadt Is trying to obtain
concession from the railroads on this point
and he announced this evening that the
railroad officials have already taken steps
to reach some agreement.
Today the striking switchmen agreed to
submit the controversy to arbitration and
abide by the dealslon of the board now
being organised In Chicago to settle the
dispute between the Chicago lines and their
switchmen. The concessions demanded by
the Twin City and Chicago switchmen are
identical. The rate of pay pending the out
come of the Chicago proceedings will be
that In effect November 1. If the Chicago
conference results in an Increase In wages,
the lines here will put them into effect.
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however, he Insisted should keep under
cover whenever possible.
When one soldier, enthused by the exam
ple of his commander, fought on his feet,
Dlax turned his pistol upon the man and
commanded him to get behind a stump.
Chamorro, who -had been fighting for
twenty years, Is Idolised by his men. He
swore cheerfully when his troopers ex
posed themselves and good naturedly
pushed them behind the cover of stumps
and tangled underbrush. Chamorro was
in active command of the battle, Estrada
having merely laid out the general plan.
As the evening approached and the en
emy still resisted, after repeated assaults,
the Insurgents wavered from physical ex
haustion, but their oourage never failed.
But for the tihiely' arrival of General
Mena, It Is quite possible that the outcome
of the battle would have been wholly dif
ferent. Indeed, at one time the position
of the Insurgents was desperate.
Insurgents in Tla-ht Place.
Chamorro and Dias had moved on the
main fortifications at Recreo and Tatum
bla Hill, and Mena was under orders to
cover the lines of ' retreat frdm Recreo.
Mena had moved up the Rama rivor, but
his 600 men- re'ifffeak fryni thelr'march
and failed to effect the expected junction
with the other armies of the Insurgents
when the assault began.
They encountered roads knee deep with
red clay and overgrown with tropical
plants, through which they cut a way with
their machetes, but their progress was
slow. Chamorro became uneasy and dis
patched a messenger with this urgent com
mand: "Come quickly or the day goes against
us," and the day was going against the
"Tho enemy fell on every side, but Cham
orro discerned that at best he was but
holding his line. After dispatching the
messenger to Mena he adopted the plan
of repulsing the enemy when they left
their trenches without attempting a further
Mena realised the situation and instead
of satisfying himself by cutting off the pos
sible retreat of the government troops,
pushed forward for an assault. How he
and his 600 men got through the tnterven
Ing two miles of brush the general has
been unable since to explain. They seem
to have rushed so desperately that they
failed to realize the obstacles before them.
General Chamorro had been fought to a
cell ngh e
standstill and his men were well ngh ex-
hausted. Over the field telephone Com-mander-tn-Chlef
Estrada was lnformad
that the situation was desperate and that
while his army was not defeated, victory
was not In sight.
When the hour was darkest for the In
surgents cheers were heard and presently
General Mena and his scratched and bleed
ing men emerged from the Jungle Into the
half-cleared plantation, where the battle
was being waged.
Without stopping for orders and yelling
at the top of their voices, the reinforcing
troops swept across the clearing to the rear
of the enemy and charged the hill at a
point where no machine guns had been
placed. The movement of Mena served as
a signal1 for a general advance by the three
armies of the Insurgents. At a Critical mo
ment the Insurgents swept up the hill In
the face of a furious fire. Mena was the
first to reach the summit. At his heels
were his determined soldiers.
Government Troops Routed.
The defenders depending on their rifles
only were unable to repulse the attackers.'
Suddenly abandlng their trenches the
government troops fell back before Mena'a
men and charged the advancing armies
under Chamorro and Dlas. Mena pushed
his attack on Gonzales' rear.
In ten minutes It was all over, but In
that ten minutes heavy execution was
dona Scores were killed outright and the
wounded covered the summit of the hill.
Hundreds of the enemy threw down their
arrhs and begged for quarter. General
Gonzales, to save a needless slaughter,
signalled that he surrendered. One thou
sand nine hundred prisoners were taken.
WHITE SLAVER'S TERM CUT
Law Vnder Which He Was Convicted
II aa Sine Been Held 1,'nfioi.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.-Presldent Taft
today commuted . the sentence of a New
York "white saver" by cutting off one
year from a three-year sentence. The
case was that of Aubuste Rous set, a
Frenchman, who was convicted In the
United Btates circuit court of New Tor
of "Importing women for the purpose of
prostitution and of harboring an alien wo
man for Immoral purposes."
The law aklng the harboring of an alien
woman for Immoral purposes a crime has
since been declared unconstitutional and
It waa on this grounS solely that the par
don waa recommended.
Pneumonia always resima frem a cold
and esn be prevented by the tlmelj use of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
Remarkable Operation Performed by
Rapid City Surgeon Proves
RAPID CITY, S. D Doc. 24. -(Special.)
Because of an operation which was per
formed upon her three weeks ago, Mrs.
George N. Van Nlmwlggln will pass the
rest of her days with the use of but one
kidney; the other was removed In an
operation for renal calculus. An op-ra
tlon was performed at midnight, Decem
ber ll, and revealed that one of her . kid
neys, which had fallen from Its normal
position, was weighted by a kidney stone
So large was the stone that Dr. F. W
Mlnty, the operating surgeon, and his as
sistant, Dr. VV. E. Robinson, determined
to remove the entire kidney, which was
done, and It was also ascertained that the
other kidney was In Its normal condition
Today the patient Is up and about and will
In a few days leave the hospital a well
woman. The unusual feature of the case
Is the size of the stone removed from the
affected kidney. It weighed a trifle over
five ounces, Is eleven Inches around Its
longest circumference and nine Inches
around the shortest circumference, with
many protuberances. The stone resembles
a falr-siied potato and at present Is used
by Dr. Mlnty for a paper weight. An ex
haustive search In medical works fails to
reveal a case where as large a stone .s
this has ever been removed from a pa
iirin. lt. mmiy is preparing a paper on
the case for presentation at the next meet
ing of the American Medical society and
eventually will present the stone to the
medical department of the Northwestern
university. MrsX.,Van Nlmwlggln Is 55
years of age and has suffered with the
stone for ten years.
Fights for Child
Young mother Changes Mind After
Three Months, but Foster
Parents Are Firm.
ABERDEEN, S. D., Dec. 14. (Special.)
Mrs. Mabel Bell of Streeter, N. D only
17 years old, yesterday began a fight to
regain the custody of her 8-months-old In
fant, abandoned by herself and her hus
band In Aberdeen the night of November
Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Goude, who have tho
Infant In their charge, and who desire to
adopt It, are fighting the mother's claim.
Mrs. Bell Is accompanied bv her father.
James Marshall, a well-to-do farmer of
btreeter, who Is supporting his daughter
in her efforts to reclaim her child.
The babe was left on the doorstep of M
M. Bennett, a druggist, on the date men
tioned, and later, when the parents were
discovered, warrants were issued for their
arrest for child abandonment. Mrs. Bol
claims that the child was abandoned be
cause of the wish and the Insistence of
her husband, and against hor desire. ant
her claim has so Impressed the state's
attorney that It Is probable she will not be
prosecuted Tor her share In th offense.
Eleven Dead in
Forty Houses - Washed Away and
Large Territory is Under
MADRID. Dec. 24. Heavv ruins n.nr th
Portugese frontier have caused floods. th
destruction of which has assumed the pro
portions of a catastrophe. At Cludad
Rodrlgo at least eleven nersons hnv hun
drowned and hundreds are homeless. Some
fifty houses have collaosed and nrnnv
otners are submerged.
The valley of the Tortles la nmniuit
bv a raalna- torrent nrlHooa k...
swept away, road beds washed out,V cattle
killed and crops ruined.
The village of Tbruellino Is
The Douro river Is out of Its banks and
tne adjoining district has been badly
flooded. The beds of the rallrnnd lln
leading towards Portugal have been washed
out ana the service Is tied up. Communi
cation by telegraph throughout tho ranges
of the flood have been Interrupted.
ADAMS WILL SPEND
YULETIDE IN PRISON
Offer of Allesred Swindler to Furnish
12, BOO Cash Ball Refused
NEW YORK, Deo.' 24. Charles Adams,
alias "Red" and other names, charged with
being the leader of a clique of swindlers,
who have cleaned up (250,000 In the last
few years, posed as a penniless character
when arraigned before a United States
commissioner yesterday, but reversed him
self and offered $12,6000 cash ball today to
escape spending Christmas In the Tombs.
The federal authorities refused this amount
with the statement that Adams' had for
feited 830,000 ball after his arrest for a
gold brick deal In Texas in 1900. Accord
ingly the alleged green goods man will
spend Yuletlde In prison.
ARMENIANS jRE v ADMITTED
Boston Judge Grants Naturalisation
to Four Men from Sultan's
Boston, Dec. 24. In admitting four
Armenians to citizenship, Judge Lowell
In the United States circuit court today
said that western Asiatics have become
so mixed with Europeans during the last
five centuries that It Is lmposible to tell
whether they should corns under the stat
utes excluding the Inhabitants of that
part part of the world and applied usu
ally to the yellow race. Judge Lowell
also held that congress may amend the
statutes to provide more specifically what
persons may be admitted Inrb the coun
try. Until that Is done the circuit court
will not deny citizenship to aliens on ac
count of color.
IOWA VISITED BY SNOWSTORM
Street Cars In Des Moines Are
Threatened with Complete
DES MOINES, Dec. 4.-The most severe
snow storm In years started early today
and IS threatening to tie up the street cars
Ip Des Moines. Every train into the city
was from one to three hours late today.
The forecast cal's for a continued faU un
til tomorrow, noon, which means a serious
tie up of street car and train service. The
temperature Is moderate.'
New York Batter tDtaler Asala-ns.
NEW YORK. Dec. 2 Oeorse S. Hart
tt Co., one of the largest dealers In butter
and cheese In the city, nade an assign
ment for tho benefit of creditors today
with liabilities of approximately 1104.000
Tf) Olr ffynt Vriomla srrtsl n V
S " .y i
ubhc of Omaha and Vicinity
who have treated u bo splendidly during this X
Christmas Season and the past year, and who
have and are now making possible our won
derful success, we wish to extend to you our
sincere thanks and
wishes for a
Merry Christmas and
Store closed all
16li2 & FARNArt -
(TBI PEOPLES TUmiTTTTmn at
ok,' V!-5 I '" -jm.
Ring out the old, (731
S&J Ring in the new. " W
Immediate Reservations Must Be Made
Attendant in Wailing at
East Entranc, on 14th Sc.
and assets of about $70,000. Just after
the aajlgnment an Involuntary petition of
bankruptcy was filed usiinst the firm and
a receiver was appointed.
Eight Burned to
Family of Five Wiped
Three Boarders Are
HILLSVILLE, Pa., Dec. 24. The explod
ing of an oil lamp In the nous.- of Santano
Clerbo early -today caused the death of at
least eight persons and tho serious Injury
of two others.
SANTANO CIERBO. 41 veors: HIS
WIFE. TWO DAUGHTERS and SON.
FRANK AMBROSINO, boarder.
STF.VE RENPELE, boarder.
MIKE DARADILLE, boarder.
Two other boarders were Borlously burned
In making their eeeape from the burning
Toronto Express Wrecked Near Fort
Williams Wires Are All y
WINNIPEG, Man., Dee, 24. The Toronto
express on the Canadian Paclflo railway.
which left Winnipeg Wednesday, was
wrecked yesterday afternoon east of Fort
William. Forty passengers are reported
seriously Injured. First reports had forty
All wires are down and the first and
only Information was received over the
dispatcher's telephone wire.
TORK, Neb., Dec. 24. (Special.) Thomas
C. Waggener and Miss Emma C. Oplts
were married last evening at the home of
the bride's parents In this city. Dr. Will
iam E. ftchell officiating. The bride and
groom are former students in York col
lege. The latter for the '.ast two years waa
a member of the Nebraska teaching pro
fession, and the former, a real estate man
at Grant, Neb., at which place they will
reside after their trip of a few days In
DAVID CITY, Neb.. Dec. 24.- Special.)
Glair Bishop of Lincoln end Miss Queenle
Riser of this place were married yesterday
at the residence of the bride's parents.
Rev. J. R. Oottys of the Methodist church
officiating. They left on the noon train for
a short trip and wll! reside In Lincoln.
PLATTSMOUTII, Neb., Dec. -Spe
cial.) In the home of the bride's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Blatser, west of this
city, Harry A. Melslnger, son of George
P. Melslnger, was married to Miss Harriet
Blatser Wednesday. County Judge A. I.
Beeaon performed the ceremony.
Oaly an "BltOMO 4t,UiniltE.M
That Is Laxative Bromo Quinine. Look for
the signature or K. w. Urove. TTsed the
World over to Cure a Cold In One Day. Sic.
tivv? . t . KJ lftt
to one and all our best
Happy New Year
! CM kii.wi .
Yu!e Tide Ikooraiiont,
18 M9LE O0LF COURSE AUTOMOBILE R0ACS
Christmas Mutince and Night
In Cohan's Uest Effort
THE TALK OF f.EVf YORK
Heats on Hale
SUNDAY AND ALL WEEK 1
Henrj W. SaTajfj
M THE HERRI
-."a , . -
New York Caat and Production, ).
rinding tlie Grand Open Orchestra
Matinees Wednesday, Thurs. and Sat.
A Y E T Y
' The Wm. Grew Co.
in the drama.
The Naw Magdalene
Popular Prices 25c, 50c, 7&
The Merry Christmas fthow,. -'.
Matinee Today BUS
3TOTB Barly Start TOVI0RT, '
Frloea lOo, flSo, BOo, and TSo.
lBo, tie, ftOo, 75a,
TOWXOXT HATiail TODAX-
lOo, B6e, Ouo. . .
Tho Eyo IVitncss
Sjnnilsr Ths Qween of The Secret Serea.
The lngldeg of the whole family., from
pad to Baby got. loU .of hard work to
do thjg week. CASCAKET8 will help
them. Bee that every member of the
family crets a CASCARtrreyerrnltrhU
Thit will do the work easily and natu
rally and aare a lot of tlclueM aad
rofierlng later oa.
Bar a 100 boa CAOAKTa
treMmxnt and have a h itr is) sas
f every sight, JUaas weeaT .
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