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THE HEE: OMAHA. FIMDAV, DECKM BE '2 1HU.
JOHN MUIR, NOTED
Famous Geologist Passes Away at
Home of His Daughter, Near
DISCOVERER OF GREAT GLACIER
lift Made Bcleattfle InrestlaaMons In
Earose, Asia Bad Aantralla
Greatest Work fa Moii.
tains of tar West.
USB ANGELES. Cal.. tVc. ; -John
Mulf, the naturalist, died in a hospital
here of pneumonia. He was T years of
Mr. Mulr was visit Ins his daughter.
Mrs. Helen Mulr Funk, at ragK'tt, a
ttwn In the desert of San Rornardino
county. He was stricken with pneu
monia last week. Doctors from ixn An
(Teles were called Into consultation Tuea
day, and It was determined to bring him
to this city for treatment.
When he arrived here last nlaht, Mr.
Mutr was in a critical condition. He
anlc rapidly, death cumin; at 10 o'clock
this morning;. His daughter via with
John Mulr. like John Hurroushs. with
whom his name often has been linked,
belonged to that school of naturalists
vhose work wss so fused with the
writers' personality and so penetrated by
individual feeling; that their output was
as much literature as science.
Philosopher and Rrtist, as well as ob
server, he took a creative delight in his
work which no mere classification of de
tails could have brought.
'at!v of Scotland.
Born In Ininhar, Scotland, in 183(1, Mulr
came to this country at the age of 11.
and after graduating at the University
of Wisconsin with the class of 1864,
plunged Immediately Into his life work of
reologlit, explorer and naturalist.
His descriptions of the Yosemita valley
first brought It Into national fame, and
his visit there left him with a love of
the west which remained through all his
travels and led him to make his home at
Martinez, Cal., In his later years.
He chose a site in the Contra Costa
valley, sheltered on one side by a
wooded hill, and surrounded on three
others by vineyards, orchards and
streams, confronted by the towering out
line of Mount Diablo. The grounds were
a riot of pines, palms, cacti and exotic
vegetation, for botany was one of Mud's
To the great glacier Mulr discovered in
Alaska In 1881 his name was given, and
as a member of the DeLong relief ex
pedition he made further valuable polar
Travels In Asia and Europe.
Later his travels, partly in company
with John Burroughs, took hlin him to
Hawaii, Russia, Siberia, MancAurla,
India, and Australasia, hut his life work
was In the mountains of western Amer
ica, where he made an elaborate classi
fication of faunal and floral life, supple
mented by much descriptive writing, both
If book form and In the periodical press
and the newspapers.
Harvard. Yale, Wisconsin and other
universities granted him honorary de
grees, and he was elected to member
ship in many aclentifio societies. Of re
rent years his signature was rarely seen,
but he had remained sturdy and active
until his sudden seisura by pneumonia.
Cutierrez and Villa
Confer at the Capital;
Carranza Won't Flee
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24.-Provislonal
President Qutlerres and General Villa
had a long conference last night In
Mexico City, according to advices today
from State department agents there. As
no mention was made of any street fight
ing or friction between the followers of
the two leaders. State department of
ficials regarded their dispatches as evi
dence against reports that Gutlerres had
been made a prisoner and that his forces
had been engaged with Villa troops.
The dispatch, dated late last night, re
ferred In optimletlo terms to the progress
being made in rehabilitating the central
Apparently confirming the Stale de
partment view, the minister of forolgn
affairs in Gutierrez cabinet, telegraphed
the Washington representatives of
Gutlerres today that there was abso
lutely nothing new In the aituatton In
General Csrranxa has no Intention of
leaving Mexico, according to a telegram
dated yesterday, received at the Car
ranza agency here from Aplzaco, a small
town northeast of Puebla. In addition to
requesting his representatives to deny all
fcuc.h reports, the message says:
"I am Still In the town of Aplzaco visit
ing the camps of our troops and find
them in high spirits and eager to assume
the offensive against the reactionaries.
Necessities of the campaign demand that
I visit the lines of operation, so that I
may become acquainted with the necessi
ties of the troops and keep in close touch
with their movements."
A dispatch to the State department to
day seya Carranza is reported to have
reached Cordoba, on the line between
Vera Cruz and Mexico City. His troops,
it la added, have taken live stock and
other articles at Orizaba and other places
along the railway.
A dlxpatrh from Mexico City states that
General Villa has taken a house there
and will remain there Indefinitely.
Cotton for Bremen
is Examined With
X-Rays by Britons
NKW YORK, Dpc. 24.-Officlal repre
sentative of the British government ex
amined with the X-ray today 10.000 bales
of cotton consigned to Bremen, Germany,
to determine whether any of them con
tained contraband of war. The cotton
waa being loaded aboard the steamship
City of Savannah, which sails tomorrow.
The X-ray machines, according to the
English officials, had been especially de
signed for the purpose and enabled theni
to inspect the Interior of the bulky cot
ton bales, which could easily conceal
arms, ammunition or other contraband.
They had decided to use this method,
they said, after It was found that, owing
to the varying wolght of the bales, the
scales could give no certain guarantee
that each bale wss honest.
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LION AND LION-KILLER S. P.
0. A. Officer Bickett and Alico, the
lionesg he killed. Below is a picture
of Mrs. T. B. Oehedy, who escaped
being cornered in a box by a lion by
climbing: to the balcony when six
lions escapod from their cages on
the stage of the Eighty-sixth Street
theater in New York, invading the
anditorinm and creating a panic
among the andience. One of the
lions managed to get to the street
and was finally cornered in the hall
of a photograph studio. Three po
licemen and four others were shot
or badly trampled during the panic.
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GIRL NURSE'S CARE
OF PRINCE REPAID
Interest Taken by French Woman in
Dying Man Brings Boon
KINDNESS OF THE C0NQUEEERS
Father of Knitter's rphrw Urdera
Clly Kapet-lally Favored Dr-
caur, of Considerate
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
BOU1XXJNE, France, (via London), Dec.
15. Because a young French Red Cross
nurse took a particular interest In an 18-year-old
German lieutenant ' who was
brought unoon.lous into the hospital
at Maubeuge and died three days later,
the little manufacturing city of Maubeuge
has been highly favored by Its German
conquerors and Is enjoying a greater
amount of freedom than any of the
French border towns In German terri
tory. Proves to Be Prince.
The wounded German proved to be the
prince of Saxc-Melnlngen, nephew of the
emperor. He had suffered a fractured
skull in an encounter with a French
chauMeur, and died without regaining
At the suggestion of the little nurse,
the local authorities rendered the prince
the funeral honors due his rank, photo
graphed the body and coffin and sent the
photogiuphs, together with the personal
belongings of the prince, and a detailed
account cf his Illness to his family at
Melnlngen. This occurred while the town
was still under French control.
The young man's father, the duke of
Saxe-Meintngen, acknowledged the
courtesies in a letter expressing deepest
appreciation, and later, when the Ger
mans entered Maubeuge, he proved his
gratitude by directing the troop occupy
ing the fortress town to treat the In
habitant with the utmost consideration.
The nurse was given a safe conduct
through the German lines and has Just
arrived at Boulogne.
Smallest Man of arrlsoit.
The rhuUHSetir, Who wa responsible
for the death of the prince, was known
as the smallest soldier In the Maubeuge
garrison, but In the battle against the
rrlnce'e crack cavalry regiment, he ac
quitted himself with distinction.
Besides placing the prince hora du com
bat, he wounded and captured the prince's
orderly, two troopers and a non-com-missioned
officer, thereby earning special
mention in the official report of the en
gagement. A few days later he was,
himself, taken prisoner by the German
reinforcements, which occupied Mau-beuege.
German Airman Crosses Channel; !
Drops Bomb Near Castle of Dover
LONDON, Dec. I4.-A hostile Seroplane
dropped a bomb owr Dover thin morning
aud then dieapcared, according to a
statement thib afternoon by the official
The text of the statement follows:
"An aeroplane of the rnemv dronned n
bomb while passing over Dover this
morning. The missile fell In a garden
and exploded, but no damage was done.
The aeroplane waa seen for a few seconds
omy. 11 lett Immediately, passlntt out
over the sea. A Brltiah aircraft went 1111.
but did not see the enemy strain. The
weather was cloudy and foRgy."
Tins German raid from the air in the
city of Dover is the first news of an
authentic character of any hostile air
craft visiting Great Britain. The machine
today came from the direction of Deal
and waa flying very high. It was not
slBhlcd from Dover until Is suddeuly
emerged from the clouds. Apparently
Dover castle was tho objective of the
raid, for the bomb thrown from tha
aeroplane fell In the Harden In the rear
of St. James rectory, which Is located In
front of the castle. Tho windows In the
rectory and some In the houses Immedi
ately surrounding the rectory were
Fog mndo easy the escape of th hos
tile airship. Immediately he had dropped
his bomb the pilot started straight across
the channel. Two British aeroplanes
went up In an endeavor to catch the
rnldiT, but the hostile ship had too much
of a si art and could not be overtaken.
PAHIR, Dec. H. A German aeroplane,
trying to reach Paris, snys the JournsJ
waa pursued and brought down by the
French air patrol at I'ontolse, nineteen
miles northwest of Paris, Sunday.
CLUBS REMEMBER EMPLOYES
Are to Receive Costly Gifts for Their
BIG FIRMS ARE LIBERAL,' TOO
Five-Dollar Gld Pieces Seem to Be
the Popalar Gift of Many of
the Baalneas Hoaaes to
Russ Now Prisoners
Many of Omaha's large business firms,
clubs, et cetra, distributing Christmas
presents to employes yesterday afternoon
Turkeys and cash seem to be the popular
The Commercial club has raised sev
eral hundred dollars by the donation
system. At the Commercial club tips
are not customary, so subscriptions, run
ning from tl to to, are donated to give
the employes a lump sum for Christmas.
The Omaha club 1m said to have sub
scribed over $1,200 by the same system.
The ' cash la divided and distributed at
the Omaha club in proportion to the
length of the employe's service.
The University club has received dona
tions amounting to several hundred dol
lars. At this club also the fund Is di
vided and distributed on the ratio of
The Elks' cluU gives a stipulated sum
to Its employes each year. The donation
system Is not followed, but a sum Is
taken from the general fund. This sum
is not made public,
Tha National Biscuit company gives
each employe a bright, new $ft gold piece.
Dan Gaines, new proprietor of the Mer
chants hotel, gave each of his em
The Fairbanks-Morse company and the
Platner Lumber company make It an an
nual custom to distribute turkeys to their
employes, as do many other big whole
sale and retail firms In the city.
Rev. Leavitt Asks
for Old Clothes for
Rev. J. A. Leavitt, superintendent of
the Society for the Friendless. Is mak
ing an appeal for warm clothing to be
given to men coming out of prison. In
a great many Instances some of these
men have been incarcerated since sum
mer, and being without means they are
rather poorly clothed for the prevailing
Hev. Mr. Leavitt asks that all who
have discarded clothing, still in usable
shape, to send it to the check room of
the Young Men's Christian association
and mark it "Jail."
on Forgery Charge
Confesses to Murder
NEWPORT, Wash., Dec. 24.-Henry M.
Kennerlv. h. hnmHtpailAH niv aunv
Mont., brought here to answer a charge
of forging the name of H. M. Warner of
Spokane to a tW check at Milan, Wash,
has confessed to the sheriff. It waa stated
today that prior to tho forgery, he shot
and killed Warner November t last In a
quarrel over mcUipda of trapping gam.
After the killing Kennedy said he took
Warner's valuables and check book,
cashed the forged check at Milan and
went to Montana. The prisoner agreed
to conduct tho sheriff to Warner's grave.
TAYLOR SURPRISES FORCE
WITH CHRISTMAS GIFTS
When the force of Janitors, charwomen,
elevator conductors and others connecteJ
with the federal building called on Cus
todian Cadet Taylor to wish hlm "Merry
Christmas," he surprised tlein with hol
iday gifts. They will have a holiday
Read tb "For Kale" ada if you want
bargain of the minute.
(Correspondence of the Associated I'rc.ts )
BERLIN, Iec. 4. The astronomical ob
servatories of Berlin, Hamburg, Munich
and Potsdam have Just Issued a state
ment regarding the fiasco of 'the four
German expeditions that went to the
south of Ilustiia, U observe tho total
eclipse of sun on August 21.
Although the expeditions were under
taken with the assistance of the at.
Petersburg Academy of Sciences, th
astronomers and their techlncal helpers
were arrested and kept as prisoners tor
a time In Odessa. The older scientist
were finally allowed to return to Ger
many, but the four younger men were
kept at Odessa till November 14, when
they were sent as prisoners of war to
Their valuable astronomical instru
ments had a still worse fate. They had
to be left, packed in boxes, at FedosU,
in the Crimea, and they were later con
fiscated by the Russian government and
given to the University of Odessa.
FOSTER DISCHARGES TWO
"JES" PLAYING WITH GUNS
Cornelius Hughey and Kessle Woods,
colored, were arrested at Thirteenth and
Mason stieets Wednesday evening where
they were threatening one another with
large and murderous appearing revolvers.
"What's the trouble Resale'."' imiuired
"Nuthin', Judge; Cornelius and I wes
Jest a-ptayln'." replied Elisabeth.
The Judge discharged the pair with the
advice not to play so hard.
PUBLIC LIBRARY CLOSES
TILL SATURDAY MORNING
In observance of Christmas, the public
library closed Thursday evening at t
o'clock and will be locked until the
usual opening hour Saturday morning.
Following the usual custom, every de
partment will be closed, Including the
circulation, reading and reference rooms,
throughout the holiday.
I IF THE BABY IS CUTTING ittTH
Mrs. Widow's Soothing Syrup
A SPLENDID REGULATOR
PURELY VEGETABLE-NOT NARCOTIC
IIOTF.LM AKD BtSSORTS.
Hotel 38 vezlin
Broadway ei 29$ St.
"An Hotal Whera Guests ara Mad
to Foal at Home"
Not too large, yet large
enough to afford the
maximum of value at
500 Jtoosu JtfeeVrste Jtssfaaraat Ckarget
SiBflc Room with Running Wtltr
$1.00 to 12.00 per say
Slsgl Rooms wits Tub er Shoeor
$1.50 10 $5.00 par say
DolbIs Rooms with Runnlni W.l.r
$2.00 to $4.00 scrd.y
Oovtl Rooms wltb Tub or Sbowtr
$3.00 to $0.00 por ear
COWARD C. FOGG. Manmtimg Diiwcler
ROT 1 3ROWN. Midmmt Ummmm
"Btrm Suitt Me" l,IIIBk
Our Price Merry Christmas
Should be of deep interest to every man and young man in town.
&fsfl Fine 0vercoata tnat- include the world's best known'
OUU makes of reliable overcoats.
The House of Kuppenheimer
and Hart, Schaffrier & Marx
The most desirable models most wanted fabrics right colors.
Overcoats of chinchilla,
shawl collar, belted back, sin
gle and doublo breasted.
I?ox back, balraaeaan form
Overcoats -with patin lining.
English and medium English
Astrakhan collar Overcoats.
- Fur Collar Overcoats.
HOUSC or KUPS'CNHKIMflt
ALL AT HALF PRICE SATURDAY
(Men's and Young Men's Suits, $14.50 Special)
"A Merry Christmas To All"
The spirit of Christmas is shown in
the happy faces of the people we meet
on the street, in the jolly, good-natured
bustle of the shoppers and in the
mysterious hiding of bundles.
The spirit of Christmas is in the
very air we breathe these days. By
its ties we are drawn closer to friends
All through the holidays the tele
phone will be flashing millions of
greetings and good wishes far and
near over its network of wires.
Kindness and forgiveness and
laughter will be on the telephone wires
all during the joyous holiday season.
Old time friends will be reminded
that they are not forgotten. Where
in the old days one Christmas visit
was made in person ten will now be
made by telephone.
If you have a surplus of happiness
during the holiday season, why not
telephone a part of it to someone who
The telephone will carry the slightest inflection of the human voice out to the
far-away friend and relative. The telephone, you know, is the great and almost lim
itless roadway over which Christmas spirit may travel j
Why Not Telephone and Spread Good Cheer?
NEBRASKA TELEPHONE COMPANY
Most people are honest and would
hasten to return any found article if
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tney Knew wnere to find the owner
The first place they think of is th
"Lost and Found" column, and if
you have failed to announce your
loss there, you have little chance
of ever recovering your loss.
When you lose anything telephone at
once to Tyler 1000 and thus get quick
raAo TyUr 1000
THE OMAHA BEE
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