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The Omaha Daily Bee
Thio Day in Omeha
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OMAHA, MONDAY MOKNIXU, ll'X.KML5Kli IS, 1!11-TKN' JWUluS.
SSlNOIiK COPY TWO CENTS.
1IAR GETS AFTER
MEN HIGHER Ur
Proposes Action to Oust Omaha &
Council Bluffs 6treet Railway
Company from Franchise.
JURY BRIBING THE OCCASION
Company Accused of Corrupting" the
Proceeding;! of Courts.
JUBOR KEMMERLINO CONFESSES
Man Convicted of Takinjr Bribe
Telia Story of Corruption.
SENSATIONAL CHARGES MADE
Aceordlnar to Mrnmerllnc He Waa
In Daily romniDlratltn wltk
Gross, Win Rout kt tlrlnka and
('v( Money tit Juries.
' Resolutions authorising appointment of
committee to confer with Attorney
General Martin with the view of inducing
Mm to start a civil action In the supreme
tout t in tho name of the state to oust the
Omaha &. Council Bluffs' Street Railway
company of Its corporate franchisee, or
to take such other appropriate action aa
may be decided upon were adopted by
1 1 o Omaha Bar association at Its last
'injrterly banquet of the year at the
.toyal hotel Saturday night.
President Krauk ji. Weaver of the as
sociation, appointed T. J. Mahoney, H. H.
r.rtldrige, H. C. Brorne, C. J. Smyth and
J. J. Hulilvan. The committee will begin
lit work neat week.
The adoption of the resolutions followed
Die reading of a statement ttiado to Clerk
of the District, Court Robert Smith and
T. W. Blackburti, an attorney, by John A.
Kernmerllng, who last year wus convicted
lot contempt of court for accepting a bribe
while serving aa n juror In the case of
Mrs. Nellie West against the street car
company In district court. Kernmerllng
was accused of accepting a bribo from
noma representative of the street car
company. He was fined and sentenced
to thrVe months in Jail.
The Kemmerllng "statement" ia a
stenographic report of a conference of
' Kemmerling, Hmitlt and Blackburn, in
' which Kemmerliug in response to ques
tions made what purported to be a full
Nritilalloni Prepared by Committee.
After Saturday night's banquet routine
business waa disposed of and ' President
Weaver produced the statement and Boc
' retary Footer read It. Mr. Weaver sold
' he received the statement In October and
Immediately appointed a committee of
five to Investigate It and to make recom
mendations. The committee prepared and
off bred the following resolutions, he said:
Whereas, There lias been accumulating-
In this county, for many years,
ii mats of direct and circumstantial evi
dence nuangiy in41;.si.il that -The-Omaha
A Council Bluffs Street Railway com
pany ,has been lone pursuing a policy
In connection with the business of Its
lesatv department which ought to receive
from some source effective repression;
"Whertas, The charter under which
tl Is corporation gets It right to exist
and do business la a grant from the
mate, which may be recalled whenever
it is shown that the corporation has
abused Its privileges or Is deliberately
obstructing the policy and purposes of
the state; and
"Whereas, The efforts of the bencu
and bar to remove or mitigate the evils
resulting from the policy In question
lavo heretofore expended themselves In
vain upon Ignorant Jurors and subordin
ate servants of the corporation; and
' "Whereas, It Is a maxim of common
btnae and common Justice that those
' who, for gain or profit, direct, encourage,
! condone or connive at acta or conduct
forbidden by law, should bear the con
sequences which are the rightful eon-
ciimltants pf such acts and conduct;
' tlieiefore be it
"Resolved. First, that a committee
consisting of five members of this as
sociation be appointed to confer with
the attorney general with the view of
inducing him to Institute a civil action
: In l he supreme court In the name of the
tate to oust the Omaha 4k Council Bluffs
, Htroet Hallway uompuny of Its corporate
f i ai.chtse. or to take such other ap-
prvpriat action us such committee ahull
Urtermlue upon after a full investigation
of all pertinent evidence that may be
lirnught to their attettlon.
"Second, that skl.l committee actively
i iMlat the attorney general in the prose
cution of such aoUoi.. ur, if he so desire,
that they conduct the case under his
"Third, that the directors and other
pf fleets of tlie corporation be called as
v. linemen and be iwiulred to produce all
I hooks, papers and documents showing
cuiporal expenditure and that an ex
: pert accountant be employed to examine
' the same with a view of ascertaining
(Continued on ttecond Page.)
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Moan temperature W t :a
J'rerlpitation 10 .Co .00 .01
Temperature and precipitation depart
urea from (he normal;
Normal temperature....; 17
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'lotal excess sine March 1 ;ii
Normal precipitation CI inch
Kxcess for the day "Tlnih
Total rainfall sln.-e March 1....14.77 Iim beg
teficl.-ncy since March 1 14.11 Inches
lMfl, lrnc- for cor. prio1. U10.4.ti7 inches
txtess iie cor. period, i.H Inched
mm s'iji.s lee below zero.
U A. V tLtil, Local Forecaster.
Judge Field Declines
to Enter the Contest;
Selleck May Run
'from a Staff Correspondent.
LINCOLN", LV 17. (Special TclegrxnO
Judge Allen V. Field, v ho was en
dorsed by the I'nioit Veterans' Republl-
can club two weeks ago as a candidate
for tho republican nomination for con-
gTens from the First district, has declined
to enter the fray. In a formal letter
made public tonight. Judge Field savs in
reply l, the veterans.' organization:
"Tour suggestion that my candidacy
would to a great degree harmonise and
unify the republican party of Lancaster
county and throughout the entire dis
trict, presented the most serious question
raised by your resolutions. After looking
at the situation and counseling with many
republicans from over the district. It is
apparent to me thiit the republicans of
this district are united upon the essential
question Involved, which Is the determina
tion to redeem this district at tliu com
ing congressional election, other candi
dates are In the field. Personally 1 have
no desire to enter th race. As republi
cans, let in choose our leader and theu
let ua all support our lender and the dis
trict will be redeemed.''
The voluntary retirement of Judge Field
is generally believed (o le un Indication
thai his support will ti, tin-own to W. A.
Selleck, who will enter the race shortly.
Both Judge Field and Senator Selleck
are Identified with the early activities of
the temporary Taft organization In this
Chicago Opens Its
Schools to Public
CHICAGO, Dec. 17. It has dawned upon
Chicago that the immense Investment of
public money in well lighted, well heated
and well ventilated school buildings may
bo utillaod to a fur greater extent In the
service of tho people.
Chicago has now joined the imneiiient
to extend the use of the public schools.
Nine of them wl'.I be opened ut least two
evenings a week as "social center?."
The schools are In active competition
with the neighborhood dance hall,
the 5-cnt theater ami the cheap pool
room. The school directors will make
every effort which receives the approval
of tho community In which the schools
are located to attract the children and
the young men und women off the
streets and away from the Influences
which heretofore have offered the chief
means of diversion.
After January 1 tho lniard hopes for an
appropriation which will permit them ti
open several new schools and to keep
them open each evening In tho week.
Games, dancing, dramatics, gymmistics
and in the future moving pictures will
be arranged under the direction of the
principal of the school and the representa
tives of the Juvenile Protective league.
Tho success of the plan, as shown by the
opening night has inspired the belief that
the, vtucw.caii he extended indefinitely-.1-
Sergeant Put in Guard
House by Insane Man
FORT R1LKY, ICon., Deo. lT.-llarched
to the guard house and confined on a
charge of murder by an Insane man
whotn he had been ordered to arrest, was
the experience of Kergeant George l.nd,
Thirteenth cavalry, today. Land re
mained In the guard house two hours be
fore the mistake was discovered.
Bergeant P. C. 6ouder bad beon irra
tional for several days and today Sergeant
Land was ordered to arrest him and
escort him to the hospital. On the way
Bouder ordered Land to march in front
of him and the guard complied.
"Column right," said Houder as they
approached the guard house. Sergeant
Land, wishing to humor his prisoner,
obeyed. Souder then marched Land Into
the guard house, committed him to the
sergeant of the guard and had him locked
up on a murder charge. Two hours later
Land was rescued from hi plight by his
BEATRICE, Neb., Per. 17. (Special
Telegram.) Huf us Turner, for many
years a shoemaker at Wymore, com
mitted suicide In his shop today shortly
after noon by shooting himself In the
mouth. Tho body waa found soon after
the report of the revolver was heard.
Family trouble Is assigned as the cause
for his act.
Mr. Turner was l years of age and
leaves a widow and two children, a bud
and a daughter.
The cororier's jury tonight brought in a
verdict that Turner committed llie deed
while temporarily Inaane.
PARTIAL SHAKEUP IN FREIGHT
DEPARTMENT OF FRISCO ROAD
CHICAGO, Dec. 17.-The office of gen
eral freight agent of the Bt. Ixiuls &
San Francisco Railway company In St.
Louis will be abolished on January 1 and
the freight traffic departments will be
partly consolidated with the Chicago &
Kastern Illinois, according to an an
nouncement yesterday of W. Tt. Kiddle,
vice president In charge of the Frisco
J. A. Mlddleton. fi eight traffic manager
of tho Frisco, will have tlin mime pottlon
with the Chicago i Kafctcrri Illinois and
Frank C Iteilly, general freight SKent for
tho latter road, villi offices in Chicago,
will be brought to tit. Louis as assistant
to Mr. .Middleton.
CHRISTMAS SHIP DELAYED
IN SAILINGBY THICK FOG
StW YORK, Dec. 17.-The steamer
Lusit&nia, "Christmas ship" of two con
tinents, was prevented for a time frnm
going to sea tonight by a thick log
which forced it to anchor in Gravejend
bay. The big liner left the pier at 5
o'clock and spent nearly two hours grop
ing Its way down the harbor before It
hove to. It cleared the bar at ILK to
nlgat. leaded with tons of Christinas prevents
for Americans the steamer arrived lure
from Liverpool at T o'clock estrday
morning and tailed on its return trip
with an eiuat'y lr;e load ff YulHidv
FACE BIG ISSUES
Both Chambers Expect Congestion of
Legislation After the Holiday
SHERWOOD BILL IS OPPOSED .
Oore Would Have Action Postponed
Until Next Session. V
TARIFF BOARD WILL REPORT;
Democrats to Settle Raw Wool Fight
LORLMER DEFENSE HAS INNINGS
Senator from IlllneU T ill Testify
I siler Oath for I'lral Time llrfore
Committer In t eMIanttna
WASHINGTON. Dec. 17. A Mia: p ill-
vision of sentiment among senators re-
garditig service pension legislation, pro- !
tests agalnNt larae congressional expend!-
tures, the KiishImii treaty question, con
tinued Investigation and enactment of
tbe urgent deficiency bill into law will
keep conarrsH busy thla week.
Both hoiifra will adjourn next Thursday
until January S. Duns areolng forward
for what promises to prove a congestion
of legislation after the recess.
The Bliei wood dollar a day pension bill,
which the house has passed, probably will
not find an easy way In the senate. Sena
tor Oore of Oklahoma, a leading demo
cratic member of the pensions t.ommllHt,
already has started an Inquiry Into I lie
possllblity of postponing action until the
next session, when there will be no presi
In the house proceedings on the Sher
wood bill the effect upon either party of
marked liberality to the Mexican and civil
war veterans, aggregating possibly 7i.
000,000 ultimately, was a conspicuous fac
tor, and Senator Gore contends that the
subject will not be so popular In congress
after the presidential election.
Come Legislation L'xpected.
Senator MoCumber, chairman of the
pensions committee, while not committing
himself to the fiherwood bill, today ex
pressed the opinion that some general I
pension legislation would be enacted dur- '
lug this session of congress. j
"We should do now whnt we are going
to do regardless "f politics," he said.
lie thinks congressional action should
depend on the state of the treasury, and
has taken steps to ascertain that, and to
determine what veriou dans of legisla
tion might cost. Secretary of the In
terior Fisher Is investigating the cost.
The house democrats will caucus on
number of pending questions, probably
soon after the recens. The loaders con
tend the economy program must be main
tained; that some of the demands of com
mittees and democratic, members for ap
propriations must "beef used, but In such
a way aa to -avoid party dissension.
The pension bill, already passed by the
house, carrying from SW, 000,000 to I75.0U0,
000; the demand of the public buildings
committee for an omnibus measure to
carry between 25.000,000 and $30,000,ou), and
other large drafts on the treasury, have
complicated the situation. Democratic
Leader Underwood insists that the pub
lic buildings bill shall not be put
through. The work of the Investigating
committees also Is piling up expense ac
count?. Tariff Keport Coining.
The tariff board's report Is expected
from i the president this week, but the
mays and means committee probably will
not recommend action on the wool or
other schedules until after the recess,
but will then proceed vigorously. The
democrats were not agreed last summer
as to the raw wool tariff, many favoring
free raw wool.
This question, trust legislation and other
things will be considered In caucus. The
proposed plan to open the caucus to the
public has developed strenuous opposition
from those democrats who believe party
differences should be settled behind closed
All the witnesses, who will be heard In
the defense of Senator Ixrlmer, except
Mr. Lorlmer. himself, will apiiear before
the senate Investigating committee this
week and tho committee will then ad
journ to meet after the Christmas recess.
SenatoV Lorlmer will testify under oath
for the first time.
The steel trust Investigating commit
ter of the house and the senate commit
tee on InierMate commerce, which is in
vestigating trust problems will be In ses
sion this week.
Nat Goodwin Settles
With Edna Goodrich
MEW YORK. Dec. 17.-A settlement ha
been effected between Nat Goodwin an4
Fdmt Goodrich, by which the uctress re
ceives 115,0i)i) In cash and real estate to
the value of f.00,0(i0. aordtng to the
American this morning, which gives Miss
Goodrich's attorney as autlioiily for the
Miss Goodrich secured a divorce from
her actor husband last March. The re
ported settlement is In llei of a marriage
pledge of half the Income from Ssyi.OOO
worth of real estate and stocks. It Is
According to the quoted statement of
the attorney, Goodwin some time ag
turned his Hoik holdings Into standard
bonds and 1os Ank-clcs, Cat., real estate.
at Women's Meeting
LONDON, Dec. 17. David Lloyd
George, chancellur of the exchequer, mas
serluusiv in Jin ed this evening while leav
ing a women's liberty meeting at which
he had Just made an addrem.
A mule suffragist hurled a brats-bound
box at the i huncellor, which struck him
full in the face, cutting his lip and badly
injuring 1:1 1 eye. A doctor said that he
had a narrow escape from losing the eye.
.Sir Ldward and Mr. Lloyd-Gnu ge botu
afldreksed I lie meeting In favor of in
cluding f.inale franchise In tiie k'lvent
inenfs suffrage bill next year. The po
lice' hail taken eveiy preia ul .oil to ex
clude ndiiLiiit i uffraiist frJtn the inel
ing. but evidently aume of them forced
th !r way thrvuah the banhT.
From the Washington Star.
MASS MEETING AT . CRETE
Punishment Demanded for Men Re
sponsible for Orgies.
PASTOR' MAKES FLEA FOR GIRLS
Methodist Minister ATrr-.CbTe
that Ills Owm' Reform Activities
Were Reaasaaelfcle for Oat
breaks ia Tovra., .
CRICTU Neb.j Dec. 17. (Special Tele
gtam.) 'An appeal to the people of Crete
to demand full punishment for the men
responsible for the alleged 111 treatment
of young women f this town marked
an address of the llev. Harry V. Hunt
ington, pastor of the Methodist church,
at a mam meeting this afternoon.
The gathering, which consisted of too
men, ' adopted resolutions condemning
orgies which are alleged to have taken
place the night of December 4. Tho
meeting was held at tbe Presbyterian
Rev: Mr. Huntington had attempted to
secure the opera, house, but the owner,
fearing violence, would not allow it to be
He opened his address by replying to
charges that had been made against him.
He had been accuses, because of his help
in getting lid of the red lights a year
ago, of being responsible for tho recent
outbreak here. t
He showed the gravity of the situation
and declared that the eyes of all. Ne
braska were watching the movements of
the peoplo of Crete and that it was up
to these peoplo to demand justice It the
officials would not.
Resolutions were read, discussed and
Rev. Mr. Huntington declared the girls
In the case were not to blame und that
everything possible should be done to
I elo them.
The resolutions expressed (lie con
demnation of the orgies that took place
on tiie night of December 4 and demanded
that those directly connected with tho
crime be proeecuted, to the full extent
of the law. They el pressed the senti
ment that this outbreak hud occurred be
cause of post flagrant violations of luw,
and that to protert the honor of the boys
and girls of the town, as well as that of
the city, their authors would do all in
their power to enforce the1 law and drive
out vice and eorrupllou from the city.
Use of Dictaphone
HARVKY. HI.. Dec. 17k Tiie principle
of the dictaphone Is no longer devoted
entirely to the discovery of crime and
the detection of fraud. Its usefulness In
another direction has been shown by Itev,
I David I. Vaughan of the. First Mcil,ilVl
j 'He personally urimg wires to the liuuics
of six of bis invalid parishioners from the
pulpit of his church. A delicate sound
j gatherer In the church takes up his
i words during sermons and prayers and
carried them, with the music of the serv
ice to thOKe unwbie to attend.
The minister cllinhed roofs, trees, poles
or anything ilw lo which he could at
tach the wires.
BOTH HOUSES OF BRITISH
, PARLIAMENT PROROGUED
LONDON. De-. 17. The houses of par
liament were pror.-ued today and will r-
asMemble on leluuary 14. T),e kinx'a
speech was read In tho lioure of Lords
brfure a misll galiieriua ol' i iii.UrK ol
both houres. 11 was brief and colorless.
deUlug almost solely with d I'.ltal (Jf
receul doiufsll; If K's'ai l',n, '
The Jackson Day Democratic
Madero Laughs in
Wifrdow at People
. Alarmed by Quake
.MEXICO. CJ.T V",' Dec. U.-Mcxlco was
rocked from ocean to ocean and front
Uuanajuulo On the north and the Isthmus
of Tahuan tepee on the south by an earth
quake today. No losa of life has been re
ported to (he cairttal 'ate tonight. "
The disturbance waa most severely felt
In the Mate of Guerrero, especially In
Chilpanclngo. A few flimsy buildings weru
The quuke caused a near panic here.
Hundreds rushed to the aocato w here they
ran aimlessly about or foil on their
knees to pray.
Their actions were watched by Presi
dent Madero with apparent enjoyment,
for he stood at u window In the national
Palate laughing. He was conferring with
two of his cabinet members when . the
first shock was felt and apparently with
out fear he walked to tho window over
looking tho zocalo where he remained
until the tremors had ceased.
Tslegruph and telephone lines were
snapped and for a time 1he-cty was
wllhout light and electric power on ar
oount Ait the breaking of cables, but
asldo from the throwing down of a few
adobe walls, no serious damuge was dotie.
The first ahock waa felt at 12:40 and
continued for a few seconds more than
two minutes. The instruments registered
an oscillatory movement from southwest
Mrs. Dora Chenoweth, wife of an Ainer.
loan dentist, la dead as an Indirect result
of the earthquake. At the beginning of
the tdiocks she started down tiie stairs
into the street. Fright caused an attack
of heart trouble and she fell dead on
OHIO COUNTIES CHANGE .
FROM DRYST0 THE WETS
ZAN li VILLI:. O.. Dec. 17.-Hy u series
of remarkable overturns in this county
and also by regaining Hocking county
tho "wots" tiday increased their already
long lead secured ill the local option
elections which recently were held In
This county (Muskingum, which voted
"dry" thren years ago by a majority of
1,011 votes, today returned a majority for
the wets ff 3,6Cj.
Tin. city of Zanesville-guve a wet. ma
jority today, of a.tfJJl, as against a nm
Jorlty for tho tame sldo two years ago
of 1.411. Hocking county today discarded
county prohibition by a majority of
whllo lielmonl county retained proldhl
Uun hy a majority of nlnety-ouu votes
on the face of the returns. The wets
dispute the returns in Hvlniout and an
nounce they will contest the election.
Of sixteen counties that voted for
county prohibition three years ago
twelve, Including today's election, have
roccntly voted to return to the wet
column, while four, if h llelmont dry
majority stand, have reaffirmed Ihrli
anil aalo'in i-tund.
GARFIELD. PINCHOT AND
CLAPP WILL TOUR OHIO
cOLl'Mlll.'si, ti., Dec. 17. To Impress an
Ohio republii'aiis that TlK-udoru Roose
velt will nut be a candidate (or the presi
dential election of lyij. John D. 1'ackler,
sreretajy of the Ohio Progressive league,
today completed arrangements for a
speech-making tour of the state by Cnitud
States Senator Hui K. Clapp of Minne
sota, ijlfford Plnclint, former trnlle'l
ritatcs forester; James R. Garfield of
Cleveland and Louis D. llrandels of
Heiause Piuch'it and Garfield are cred
ited with huvmg the entire confidence of
Colonel Rixmrv ell, progressive leaders
hope I in I c word will eventually adav
any Loocvell senUiiient among Ohio
pmgrc'slve and wll pave the way for
the siiiiinth p.ogrryx of the I.a Fidlette
t air pai(;n.
STATE GRANGE ON TARIFF
i .j !
Resolutions Passed Demanding: Pro
tection of the Produoer. ,
IN FAVOR OF 'A' PARCELS POST
DUslesssre KBnrea -Svltfc 1" red
dest for Ills oa the ab.
Ject of Reclpreelty with
I1ROKEN UOW. Neb... Dec. 17. (Spe
cial.) At tho first annual session of the
Nebraska Htate Grange last Wednesday
the legislative committee submitted Its
report, which waa adopted, as follows:
"The Grange Is nonpartisan and is or
ganised for the betterment of the farmer.
But we believe, like all other Industrial
organizations, that we should support
and oppose men politically who support
and oppose measures affecting our In
terests! and we would recommend that
you hereby authorise the utate legislative
committee to discover and publish the
position of all, candidates of all parties
for governor, congressman and the. legis
lature upon tho measures we herewith
"We favor a parcels post over our en
tire postal aystein for packages of a
minimum weight of twelve pounds with
a graduated charge of a minimum of 4
cent and a maximum of 25 cents per
package. We hereby express our dis
pleasure with the republican president
and a democratic house ' for evidencing
a disposition to place the burden of tariff
revision downward upon the producers of
raw material by agreeing to reciprocity
with Canada, which placed farm products
upon the free list without a correspond
ing advantage to the farmer upon manu
Cheap Hides, Not t heap Mhaes.
"Hides were placed upon the free list
one year ago, but not tho manufactured
product. Cheap hides have hot , made
cheaper shoes, nor do we believe that
cheaper wool and cotton will make
cheaper clothing. To argue that cheaper
raw material will make the manufactured
product cheaper la to dispute the gen
erally believed fact that the manufactur
ing combines keep the price o their
product up to the top of our tariff wall
regardless of the cost of 'production.
Free raw material hurts tbe producer and
helps the manufacturer.
"As further evidence of our contention
that the government fosters manufactur
ing at the expense of agriculture, the re
cent census t-hnws the trend of our popu
"We demand thut If the Tanner ia to
srll In a free market he must be per
mitted to buy In the same.
"We favor the proposed amendment In
the state constitution known as the in
itiative and the referendum.
(Signed I "W. J. TAYLOR,
"MIU. A LY IN DAILKY,
"J. B. WILSON."
BLANCHARD TALKS IN NEW
YORK OF THE ARID WEST
Nl,vV YuHK'.'Dec. 17.-"The Arid West
as 4 Nallonal Asael was the title of an
address before the lto Ky Mountain club
heic tonight by John C.'ltlanrhard, statis
tician of the United Btates reclamation
service, who has recently returned from
a trip of nearly 17,o00 miles, Including
visits to most of the national parks and
many federal irrigation projects. He
hailed tho region .as ' "our last land of
opportunity and fortune."
Mr. Illanchard alluded to the campaign
bring waged by the Department of the
Interior to educate the eople to the Lut
that "the great American deseit," as It
wus once called. Is lu no sense a liability,
hut a virgin empire and a national asset,
"It is tho future granary from which
we ate to gather the harvests for un
counted millions of our people." 'Mr.
im ,- mm i m mn i
fT." "X. n. I
MRS. M'KIM WEDS
A. G. VANDERD1LT
thief Heir to Vast Fortune Marries
Tormer Baltimore Woman
MOTOR WEDDING TRIP FOLLOWS
Names Closely Associated and Ap
proaching: Union Often Rumored.
BOTH PREVIOUSLY DIVORCED
Suits Threatened by Former Hus
band of the Bride.
REPORTS RECENTLY DENIED
Mllllovalr Called fOP Hnataasl n
November 3, While Mrs. Mr K las
llae Been Abroad for er
LONDON. Deo. 17. Alfred (iwynna
Vender bllt and Mrs. Hmlth llollia McKlrn.
formerly Miss Margaret Emerson of Balti
more, were married at Re'gate at 1 o'clock
thla afternoon, tho bans having been an
nounced In tho customary manner.
For several years the names of Alfred
O. Yanderbilt, the chief heir of Cornelius
Vanderbllt'a millions, and Mrs. Hniltti
Holllns McKIm have, been closely asso
ciated. At various times It wae reworted
they were soon to he married.
Mr. Vsnderb ?, w ho Is accounted the
richest of the younger, set of mllllonalrts.
waa born In 1K77. He married Mis Ellen
French on January 11, MOl. His wife was
granted an Interlocutory decree of divorce
on May K, 190S. their son. William Henry
Yanderbilt, remaining In the mother's
care. The decree waa made final three
months later. It waa said St the time
that Mr. Vanderbllt settled 611,500,000 on
his former wife.
The name of Mine. Rule, the divorce, I
wife of Antonio Ruin, a former member
of the Cuban ' legation at Washington,
came up in the trial of the autt. Mrs.
Rula committed suicide in London on
May id, 1W, the manner of hr death
being suppressed for a considerable time.
Mrs. McKltn la the daughter of Isaa4
IS. Emerson of Baltimore . and the di
vorced wife of Dr. Hrolth Holllns McKIni
of New Tork and Baltimore. Mrs. Mc
KIm obtained a divorce from her hus
band, who threatened various suits be
fore the courts, but early In February,
lfllo, an agreement was signed bringing
to an end all pending- or possible lltlgu
tton Involving Dr. Me Klin, his father-in-law,
Mr. Kmeraon, McKim's former wife
and Alfred O. Vanderttllt. The attorney
for Dr. McKIm aald at the time that Dr.
McKIm had agreed to end the litigation
relative to the ulleged alienation of h'..
wife's affsrtlnns. It' was also asserted
that Dr. MeKim, In consideration of thli
tolease, wasr-to rtmaiv a Tarse' sunt of
money In semi-annual 'installment.
Alfred O. Vanderbllt, sailed for KngtatM
on the steamer Luelrania on November
a) last. Just prior to his departure ha
reiterated his denial. that, be soon was to
be married. Mrs. McKIm bas been
abroad for several month. . ,
Missing Girl May Be
On .Way to Mason City
CHICAGO, Deo. 17.-Seaixh . tor Violet
Buehler, the IS-year-old Chicago girl, who
disappeared last month, extended to Mil
waukee. Wis., let today. . '
A girl .answering Miss Cuehler' des
cription, carrying a heavy suitcase, was
seen lu Milwaukee, the police report. A
Racine, Wis., woman told the polio that
she was conttdont she saw Miss Buehler
at that place.
Another clue which Is being followed
by the polio cam from a trainman on
th Chicago Northwestern railroad.
He had seen pictures ot th missing girl
and told the police that one answering
her description had boarded the train for
Mason City, la., tonight accompanied by
a young mart. They were bidden farewell
by an elderly man, he said'.
Tills description tallied with reports
from Kenosha, Wis., which related the
appearance there of a similar trio on
the day the girl disappeared.
Mason City police will meet the train
tomorrow and question the couple.
CHICAGO WILLING TO PAY
EXPENSES OF DEMOCRATS
. CHICAGO, Dec. 17.-Wlth one national
political convention coming to Chicago
In 1012, citizens here today pledged them
selves to 'pay the 'expense of the second
If It should be voted here st the meet
ing of Its national committee In Wash
ington on January 8.
Fred W. Vpham. who was made chair
man of the committee to guarantee the
expenses of the republican gathering lu
June, today also accepted the chairman
ship of a non-partlsau committee, which
will undertake to guarantee the expense
of the democratic rational meeting.
Tiie democratic committee brought to
gether by Mayor Carter It. Harrison
was merged with the republican com
mittee . to. produce the necessary funds,
which v. Ill approximate SlOO.OoO.
Ry reading the want ada every
y. you may find your nam
among the want ads telling you
lust a gift 1j waiting Xur sou.
No pueles to solve coining tu
lo except to call at The Be of
Hi wl.e.i joui naoie appears.
There are other pi lies than
these free gift on the want ad
pages. You rosy find your oppoi.
tunlty in the way of a situation,
a bargain or valuable lniortuation.
It la a good habit to rad the iai:t
. U pa verjr day.
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