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VOL. XLIV NO. 165.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 28, 1914.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
CALL FEDERAL AID
.TO CHECK BOLDNESS
Grand Jury at Indianapolis Con-
ducts Sweeping Inquiry Into
Terre Haute Affairs.
MAYOR ROBERT IS INDICTED
He and Over Hundred More Must
Answer in Court for Election
GOVERNMENT COVERS ITS HAND
Has Not Tet Exposed All Evidence
that Has Been Gathered.
ROBERT HERETOFORE TJNSCATHE
Actions at November Election Con
ducted Too Boldly and Govern
met Probe la Uncovering
INDIANAPOLIS, Dec. 17. When the
federal grand Jury reconvenes here
January 4, election condition In Terre
"Haute, it - is said will again be taken
up. When the grand Jury recessed last
Wednesday, it returned a partial report.
In which more than 126 men, including;
Mayor Donn it. Robert and the majority
of the members of bis official family were
The real " story of the alleged con
spiracy to corrupt the election is merely
hinted in the Indlctement it is said, the
federal authorities indicting that they will
not expose their had until the trial Is
' called. . ,
. Frank C. Daitey, United States district
attorney for Indiana who Is in personal
charge of the grand jury investigation
states that Immunity has been offered to
Lay's It to Politic.
Mayor Roberta Is a candidate for the
democratic nomination for governor In
1316 and has been the democratic leader
In Terrs Haute only a short time, having
risen rapidly in politics. He declares that
political enemies have attacked him.
In 1910, he was appointed city engineer
of Terrs Haute, and while holding that
' position, organised the city council
, against the mayor, who later discharged
Roberts. Later Roberts was made county
chairman of the democratio party and
not only nominated his slate In the
primary,' but carried It through In the
election of 1812. As the next atep In his
' (political advancement, Roberta became
the democratio candidate for mayor and
was elected. During- that lection, men
' were slugged; at 'the polls, election of
ficials driven from the polling places
and before the ' day was over, - appeals
'were made to Governor Samuel M.
Ralston to take a hand.
''Agraridjury investigated the election
Stfid returned indictments against Rob
erts and a : number of his supporters.
Roberts was placed on trial, and after a
hearing during which aU mala spectators
weer searched for firearms to prevent a
" ehootlng affray, he was acquitted.
Since bis elevation to the mayor's chair
of Terre Haute, Roberts has been almost
contlnuausly in the limelight, figuring
in a number of cases in court. Th esec
ond day after his election, he and his
board of safety were haled Into court on
a contempt charge over the discharge" of
two . patrolmen, but were ' acquitted.
' iWlthln the last year be waa fined for
contempt by Judge A. M.'.' Anderson of
tin federal court for violating' a court
order rpgardlng some sewer work.
Then came the election of last No
vember, which was declare1 by Terrs
llauteanr to have been worse than the
one the year before and which was ths
cause of the arrests beginning Cnrlstmas
ladlaaapolls Is Next.
When the grand jury completes the in
vestigation of Terre Haute conditions It
' will take up, according to Mr. Dailey,
conditions In Indianapolis, whlhc in the
. last election were said to have rivaled
Terre Haute conditions in many pre
cincts, and also in Evansvllle, where a
number of organisations have requested
II r. Dailey to make an Investigation.
21 BATTLESHIPS WILL
TRAIL OREGON IN CANAL
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17. Twenty-one
modern battleships flying the stars and
stripes will follow the Oregon, the old
bulldog of the navy, through the Panama
canal when the Atlantic fleet goes to
participate in the opening ceremonies of
the Panama-California exposition,' Rear
Admiral Fletcher, commanding the fleet,
conferred with Secretary Daniels today
on this subject
WHERE THE WAR STARTED Servian officers and soldiers on outpost duty near Bel
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Offensive Armies on Both Fronts
Run Full Tilt Against Impen
I BATTLES RAGING WITH FURY
RESIDENT FLAYS GENERALS i Seven British Naval Sea Planes At
tack German Warships Lying- .
Off Schilling Roads.
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Fighting Continues Nearly Every
where with Unabated In
tensity. CHANGE IN WARSAW ASSAULT
Germans Seek to Find Way to City
by Another Route. (
ALLIES' SAVING OF SOLDIERS
Uenerat Staff Satisfied with Slow
Galna Instead of Merit Iclna '
Great Namber of Men, It
D. S. NOT DECIDED
ON BELGIAN STAND
America Has Not Yet Heard from
. Berlin if Consuls Must Have
For Nebraska Fair,
For Iowa Unsettled.
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WHITLOCK'S STATUS THE SAME
Bhoald Kaisejp Formally . Annex
Connered State, Sltaatton Will
'Farther "' Casapiu'',;. :
WIASHTWOTON, Dec. . 27. The United
Statea) government at a late hour tonight
had received no notification from Ger
many that American consuls, originally
accredited to Belgium, - would, be required
to obtain new exequaturs or certificates
of authority. Until such a notice Is com
municated, and Its form Is examined,
high officials said the American govern
ment would be unable to determine a
course of action.
Officials here regarded the 'points in-1
ivolved as of a delicate character, and
would say only that they 'would study
various precedents before reaching a de
cision. , .
In reply to a question recently as to
the status of Brand Whttlock, President
Wilson replied that the latter would of
course remain American minister to Bel
gium, even though he left the country in
definitely. Now in Brnasels,
Mr, Whitlock Is now in Brussels, deal
ing unofficially with the German mili
tary' authorities, but Is accredited to the
Belgian government, whose seat Is at
Havre, France. ,
Should Germany formally .annex "Bel
Slum and establish a civil authority
everywhere therein, the situation, would
be further' complicated, as annexations
during time of war; have- pot generally
been recognised. Tte decisions of final
peace conferences terminating a conflict
usually have been awaited by neutral
governments. - .
Wouldn't Offend Belgians.
The disposition of officials here is gov
erned by a desire to take no step that
would offend the Belgian people. If the
German military authorities require,
however, that additional exequaturs be
obtained for American consuls; the Wash
ington government, it waa suggested,
probably would not interpose objection
Such certificates would be regarded in
a class with military passes, safe con
ducts and other papers of a similar na
ture Issued by belligerent governments
for the convenience of neutral subjects
As consuls are essentially commercial
representatives, and not regarded as po
litical or strictly diplomatic officers, the
question of political recognition, It is
thought In many quarters here, may not
In Mexico, where tho United States
recognizes , no government at present,
American consuls act under old exe
quaturs which were signed by Madero
officials and are not now recognised in
some parts of that country. The consuls,
however, have dealt with - the defacto
authorities In each section, no matter
what faction such authorities represented.
YOUNG MAN EXPIRES
IN EPIDEMIC fl SOUTH
EL, PASO, Tex., Dec. 27. (Special Tel
gram.) Alexander Milton, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. A. Milton of Nebraska, died
Christmas afternoon at the county erup
tive hospital after a' week's illness with
smalipox. He was stationary engineer at
the Hotel Sheldon, where many Mexican
refugees stay. The smallpox epidemic,
which has Infected Mexico, Is thought to
bare been brought to El Paso and young
MUton, who was ut 25, caught the des
ease from them.
His parents were pioneers of El Paao
for more than twenty years, but moved
to Nebraska receotly leaving their son
Three New Men in
" Office of Register
Harry Pearce, elected register of eeds
at the last election, has decided to re
appoint tour, members of the old office
force and to. name three new men for
positions in the office, he announced yes
terday. These selections are subject to
change, Mr. Pnarce said. ;
Of the members of the present force
retained by fie I new register of deeds
are G. A. Fleming, named as a deputy;
C. A. .Tracy, assistant; Bteve Hansen,
assistant, and H. Mensky, eopytst. .-
The new men are: F. G. Mower. EM
North Eighteenth street. South Omaha;
Paul H. Oney, 507 North Twenty-fourth
street, and John J. WUhelm, 2744 Mere
dith avenue.- All are to be copylstsT -
CENTRAL CITY HAS
$50,000 F1RE LOSS
Gladfelter Block Completely De
stroyed and Several Firms
Are Burned Out
TRAINMAN GIVES THE ALARM
Gaul Birdmen Retaliate for the
Attack Made by the Germans on
- - Nancy by a Zeppelin.
ARTILLERY IS INTERMITTENT
Cannonading? In North France and
Belgians Is Desultory- Situation "
In Poland Declared Be
PARIS, Dec... 27, French aviators have
bombarded the aviation hangar, rail
road ' station and barracks at Met in
retaliation for the bomb attack on Nancy.
by "a German Zeppelin, according to a'n
official communication issued in Paris
this -afternoon. The communication also
states that the Germans reoccupled the
city, of Mlawa, In Russian Poland.
In Belgium and most' of northern
France Intermittent cannonading and
slight gains are reported, together with
the repulse of German attacks at various
The report says in part: "A dirigible
dropped a dozen bombs on Nancy In the
center of the city and Svlthout military
reason. . Our aviators 'in return bom
barded aviation hangars, one of the rail
road stations, of Mets, where movement
of trains . waa noted, and the barracks
of St. Privat at Metz. 1 '.
"In Russia, the Germans, who resumed
their march upon Mlawa, have re-occu-pled
that city. The situation in Poland
remains without notable change. "
Sioux City Slave
Case Not Parallel
For Frank Appeal
SIOUX CITT, la., Dec. . The Harry
B. Murphy white slave case of Sioux City
la not a parallel for appeal of the Leo
Frank case of Atlanta, Ga., according to
the attorneys for Murphy. Briefs In the
Murphy case have been sent to the Frank
attorneys at Washington, to be used as a
precedent to secure a new trial for Frank
on the grounds that he was not in court
In person when the verdict against hlra
A. U Frlbourg, chief counsel for Mur
phy, said last night that the cases dif
fered. In that Frank's attorneys did not
claim his absence as reversible grounds
until after the ease had gone to the su
preme court, whereas the attorneys for
Murphy made the claim at once. .
Murphy was given his release by Judge
J. D. Elliott of the United States district
court of South Dakota, sitting for Judge
Reed, because Murphy was absent from
the court room when the verdict was
According to Murphy'a attorneys the
counsel for Frank have been lame in their
efforts In not bringing the point In ques
tion Into the argument sooner,
Ante Track Makes Tweaty-Flve-
Mil Ban froaa Uraad Island
t Cite Aid -Firms
' Will Resame. ,
IjONDON, Deo. 27. Neither tbevAuntro
Gerrnan offensive operations against the
Russians nor the allies attacks upon the
German lines In the west have made any
appreciable progress, although the fighV
ing continues slong the greater pert of the
two fronts with unabated Intensity. In
both cases the attacking armies aiyiear
to have run full tilt agalnnt what seems
to be almost Impenetrable linos.
The Gnrmuns In their official report
announce that they have ceased their at
tacks on the Flsura river,' whloh, with
the Russian manses behind It, stands
across their direct path to Warsaw. They
are trying to find a way to the Polish
capital along the course of the Flllca
river, which Is a considerable dlstanca
south of Warsaw.
Along the French front the Germans
have been delivering fierce counter at
tacks In an effort to throw off the pres
sure which the allies are exerting. In
these, as in the attacks of the allies
which preceded them, the losses on both
sides have been considerable, but natur
ally heavier on the side which has been
-The slowness of the allies' progress Is
explained In London as being due to the
refusal of the general staff to sacrifice
a great number of soldiers. They are
satisfied with gaining small successes by
moans of artillery practice which In time,
It Is pointed out should prepare, the way
for a general movement forward.
'According to Information from Constan
tinople, the Turks, under the advice of
the Germans, are fortifying the shores of
their territory In the gulf of Baros and
on the Sea of Marmora, Indicating Uat
they expect visits from the allied fleets.
CENTRAD CITT, Neb., Dec. 27. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Central City this morn
ing suffered the heaviest fire loss in his
tory when the opera house block owned
by Dr. H. E. Glatfelter was - totally
destroyed. It Is estimated the full loss,
involving the destruction of the three
story brick and burning and damaging
of merchandise and equipment, will come (Copyright, 1914, by Press Publishing Co.)
close to 150,000. LONDON, Dec. 27. (Special Cablegram
The opera house was one of the largest 1 to' New Vork World and Omaha Bee.)
building In the city and located in the .The Dally Mall correspondent at Copen
German Losses .
In War Aggregate
Two Million Men
eastern part of the business section
formed a part of a solid brick row.
The fire started In the second-story and
to the rear of the building in a manner
not known. Smoke waa first detected
by. a brakeman on an Incoming Union
Padfio freight at about 11:30 o'clock and
at that time th flames had gained much
headway. . s .
Louses were suffered by the following
firms: Opera bouse building, Dr. Galt
felter owner, estimated value without lot,
tlg.000. Insurance, 15,000; . Carlson Nord
stedt Clothing company, estimated value,
$20,000, major portion covered by insur
ance; The Toggery, Mrs. , L. K. New
meyer . owner, estimated value 21,900, no
hagen telegraphs that the German cas
ualty lists numbered 101 to 10$, contain
tfie. names of 35,883 killed, wounded and
missing officers and men, bringing the
total Prussian losses to 753,202.
"There are to be added," he says,
"eighty Saxon, eighty-two WurtUmburg,
126 Bavarian and thirteen navy Hats. The
Bavarian losses as so heavy that It may
be calculated nearly half of their army
Is out of action.
! "The German losses up to date, in
cluding those not yet published, may be
set down as about 250,000 dead, 400,000 miss
ing and ts&0,000 wounded, bringing; the
total to about 1,500,000. With the Saxon,
Wurttemburg, Bavarian and navy , losses.
: . i . . . i . . - ... .
Insurance; Leigh Emery Show company,1"" ..TIT: : ZZ ... u
total loss of baggage and equipment e.tl- Ut "fT "ICer
nkated at 15,000; Attorney J. E. - Dor-i" Mled and 26,000 officers wounded.
. "According to Information from Vienna,
the Austro-Hungarlan casualties are cal-
shlmer, office, total loss fixtures, library
saved; C. A. Burke, real estate office,
total loss fixtures; Central, City Clean
ing - company, ' total loss equipment ex
cepting small cement block building in
rear and electric pressing machine, esti
mated value 11,600, no Insurance; Albert'
Ziegler shoe repair shop practically
Stock of the Martin . Bros. Furniture
store, the' Chicago, store, general mer
chandise; I. 8.' TyndaJe owner, and the
Gosnell confectionery were moved into
Firemen were handicapped by a lack
of water pressure,, but by strenuous ef
forts saved adjoining buildings. Word
culated at about LjOO.OOO officers and
men in killed, wounded and missing."
iSues Water District
For $50,000 Damages
Bartholomew Julian, 625 North Fortluth
Street, has filed suit in the district
court against the Metropolitan Water
! district for 160,000 damages for Injuries re
' celved by falling into a manhole. Accord -
1 n a in Mr .1 1 1 1 1 u n Tt Rwhitr L!wtll
was sent to Grand Island for. help and maner of tn, aUtrlct ,av hlm
an auto truck made a run of twenty-two
miles through snow In 1:20.
Although the fire was over when It ar
rived, deep appreciation was expressed.
One or two of the firemen were over-
attention when he called to discuss with
him permanent injuries, caused by the
Mr. Julian alleges the muscles of 'his
1 Icks and hands and those which control
come with smoke, but no one sustained pech have been permanently injured and
serious injuries. thllt hu nrv0us system has suffered
Dr. Glatfelter stated be would rebutd damage,
at once. The Carlsen company will re- j
sums at once.
Film Operator Dies
In a Theater Blaze
Engineer Jumps, but
i Is Little Too Slow
Gutierrez Says Men Continuously
Kidnaped at Night for Ranaom
or to Be Murdered.
MODERN SEA AND
AIR CRAFT. MIX
IN FIERCE FIGHT
Passenger train No. 104 on the Mis
souri Pacific, leaving Omaha for the
south at S o'clock Sunday morning, ran
into the rear end of a freltcht train
, standing on the track at Nebraska City.
SIOUX CITT, la.. Deo. 27.-Flre start
ing in a motion-picture machine at the
Park Palace theater in Morning Side, a
suburb, tonight, resulted in the death of
Hillls Williams, aged V years, operator ! The fireman on the er.Klne of the pas-
of the machine, and minor Injuries to
several spectators. Williams was severely
burned In attempting to put out the (ire.
He tore the burning film from the. ma
chine, which Ignited his clothing. It Is
believed, however, that his death re
sulted from smoke and fumes.
The theater has a seating capacity of
the accident. The people made a rush
for the exits and several were slightly
injured In the Jam. Firemen , succeeded
in putting out the blaze before; much
damage was done. Williams, the victim.
was a student io Morning Sid college, j cleared.
senger train saved hlmxelf by jumping,
but the engineer, Mike Khaslock of Kan
sas City, was a little slow and did not
leave the cab until just as his engine
struck the caboose of the freight. He
was somewhat bruinod, but not seriously
The passenger train had a clear card
and was nearly filled at the time of jto run into the station at Nebraska City.
The freight was slow In getting in on
the siding and was standing on the main
line and on a curve. Several of the
freight cars were ditched and it was late
In the afternoon before the track waa
FIGHT IN BROAD DAYLIGHT
Starts in the Neighborhood of Helgo
land When First Seen by the
LATTER MEET THE ATTACK
Four Sea Planes and Several
LOSS IS NOT MADE KNOWN
Many Bombs Are Dropped by the
Aircraft Near Warships.
ALSO DROP BOMBS IN BRUSSELS"
Try to Destroy Shed Thou ah t to
Contain German Airship and It "
la Believed that Six of
The.se lilt Mark.
Declares They Are Proceeding? With
out Aalhorlty and that Before
l.ona- Notion Will lie With
nt Standing In World.
M1CXICO CITY, Dec. 2.-Provlslonal
Prenliient Gutierrez tonight Ixsued a ctr-'j
rular to all generals of the armies of the
convention ordering them in most ex
plicit terms to cease all summary exe
cutions for whatever offense. A copy
of the circular was sent to ' Generals
Villa and Knpata.
The provisional president's secretary
' ,. n,t n , , i. ,v it in,,, in,-,, iiy lit., j
chief executive in which ho said thalie.-J a.i r". m m .
General Villa objected to the circular a. Bend Ut Frce f Tw0 ZePPClmS,
unnecessary, because VIIIh wished to run
down "the assassins" and punish them.
Two rival conventions are In the field
and three, rival armies are atriigajing for
ascension to power. The statement of
the secretary of Provision? I President
Ontlerres' A nary.
"Unless some central authority Is to
be recognized In the very near future
the most serious crisis In the history of
Mexico soon will be reported. President
Outlerrez Is tired of receiving the bfhint
of all the complaints of the foreign diplo
mats. Only yenterday an order of the
president concerning the safe conduct of
Eduardo Iturblde wo Ignored by a com
manding general, who Insisted on the re
arrest of Iturblde, and who severely crit
icised Leon Conova, a representative of
the American State department, who waa
accompanying Iturblde to the American
The decree of the provisional president
created a political sensation here.
Circular of Gatlerres.
The clrculat by the provisional presi
dent said In part:
"There has come to my knowledge,
causing me both pain and displeasure,
that all social classes In this, city are In
a state of alarm and'Hven piyilc-strlcken
at the continuous disappearance of Indi
viduals who are kidnaped by night,
either to exact money from them or to
be murdered In some secluded place,
"When I accepted the honorable posi
tion of provisional president of Mexico
I thought that my comrades In anna and
partisans at large would help me to es
tablish a strong government, an honest
and Just government, which would base
all Its acts on morality and on. law,
without any subterfuges whatsoever, be
cause when Justice Is done It . la unnec
essary to hide In the shadows of night
In order to mete out punltdiment, no mat
ter bow drastic, to whoever deserves It.
Can't Contradict Statements.
"But, on the contrary. If there Is no
trace of a trial, even If swift, and the
people are despoiled of their property
and murdered without any legal proced
ure, when tomorrow or Inter we are
called' bandits, kidnapers and. murderers,
we shall be unable to contradict such true
'JVpon our administrative behavior de
pe'nds that this government be recognised
by foreign powers, and, this happening,
economic and financial conditions of this
country shall have Improved noticeably,
and having obtained such an end we shall
have demonstrated that ours Is a oivll
Ised nation, and also that our govern
ment has the possibility of giving guar
antees to every person who dwells In a
"The moat elementary principles of
morality and law show that the right of
punishment la reserved only to the au
thorities through their proper tribunals,
with strict subjection to the public pro
ceedings marked by law.
Can't Kxvrclse It lab t. .
- "nut nAVir ran such a risht be ex
ercised by private individuals or by the
military or armed groups, no matter, how
numerous, for the reason that by so do
ing they are not only losing their own
prestige but also that of the govern
ment they depend from.
."For the above reasons I admonish you,
generals, to whom this circular Is ad
dressed, that by uniting your patriotism
and honesty to the governments you see
tc it that your . subordinate officers do
not continue to commit unlawful acta,
and also I warn you that the executive
power under my charge Is disposed to
grant full guarantees to all inhabitants
of the republic without any distinction
ss to class or person, even to the enemies
of the revolution.
To Act with Vla-or.
"You will understand that all such en
joy all the guarantees granted by law
to indicted or delinquent persons and
that I shall proceed with all energy
against those who disturb the public,
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
LONDON, Dee. 27. The official
press bureau gave out the following
statement today regarding the Brit
ish raid on the German coast:
' On Friday, December 25, the
German warships lying off Schilling
roads, off (?uxhaven, were attacked
by seven naval seaplanes piloted by
Flight Commanders Oliver, Hewlett,
Doss and Kllner; Flight Lieutenants
Mlley and Edwards and Sub-Lieutenant
"The attack was delivered In daylight,
starting from a point In the. vicinity of
Helgoland. The seaplanes were escorted
by a light cruiser and destroyer force,
together i with submarines. ' As . these
ships were-sees by the Germans from
Helgoland, two Zeppelins and three or
four hostile seaplanes end several hos
tile submarines attacked them.
"It was necessary for the BrittKfi ships
to remain In the neighborhood to pick up
the returning airmen, nd a novel com
bat ensued, between the most modern
cruisers and the enemy's aircraft and
submarines. By swift maneuvering- tha
enemy's submarines were .avoided and
the two Zeppelins were easily put to
flight by the big guns of the Undaunted
and Arethusa. .
Bombs Da No DaraaaTe.
"The enemy's seaplanes succeeded in
dropping their bombs noar"wr ships, but
without hitting any -f them. The Brit
ish ships ' remained for three hours off
tho enemy's coast without being mo
lested by any surface vessel and safely
re-embarked three out of the seven air
men with their machines. Three other
pilots returned later end were picked
up by British submarines, which were
standing by. Their machines were sunk.
"Six out of the seven pilots returned
safely. Flight Commander Hewlett la
missing. His machine Was seen in a
wrecked condition about eight miles from
Helgoland, and the fate of the dartrtx
and skilful pilot Is at present unknown.
" Cannot Estimate Dantngre.
"The extent of the 'damage by the"
British airmen's bombs can not be esti
mated, but all were discharged at points
of military significance.
"On Thursday lsst. Squadron Com
mander Richard B. Davles of the navbl
air service visited Brussels in a Far
man biplane, for the purpose of dropping
twelve bombs at. an airship shed re
ported to contain a Germdn airship.
Eight of these bombs of which six are
believed to . have hit. were discharged
during the first attack; the remaining
four on the return flight. Owing to the
clouds of smoke which arose from the
shed, the effect could not be distinguished."
Daughter of Speaker
Clark to Wed Editor
WASHINGTON. " Dec. J7. - Speaker
Champ Clark and Mrs. Clark tonight an
nounced the engagement of their daugh
ter. Miss Genevieve to James M. Thomp
son, editor of the New Orleans Item.
The wedding will tako place in th
spring or early summer, at the Clark
home in Bowling reeOn. Mo. Miss Clark '
met Mr. Thompson In Baltimore during
the 1912 democratio convention, in which
he waa one of the leaders of the fight
to nominate the speaker for the presi
dency. Since leaving school about two
years ago, Miss lark has been a leader
among the younger members of official
and cungTesttional society. I
STEEL NET UNDOING OF
FRENCH SUBMARINE CURIE
Mrs. Creighton Dies
Two Days After Her
Mrs. Catharine Creighton, widow of the
late James Creighton, 3611 Harney street,
died Sunday morning after an illness of
three days. She had Just celebrated her
elghlhy birthday on Christmas.
Mrs. Creluhton came to Omaha In 18G8
IjONDON, Dec. ?7.-A steel net
Canada. She was then MUa Catherine atretched across the . entrance to Pola
McCallum nd a year latr was married HarDor the grettt naval port of Aust.rla.
to James Creighton. who was a cousin 'proved the uudolng of the French sub
of Count John A. Creighton. and who;milrlne Curle uy a oiAatcn from the
was later Identlflci in numerous business , M1Utrt correspondent of Lloyds News, In
activities of early Omaha, also serving company with other submarines the
three terms as a councilman. Mr. Crelgh- curie attempted an entrance Into the
ton died ten yeart ago. harbor to torpedo an Austrian squadron
ourviving-cour cnuuren, Artnur crelgh- at anchor there. The Curie had
ton. Etta creighton, Mrs. Frank Bandie
and Mrs. Mark Coad, all redding In
Funeral services will be held Tuesday
morning at St. Peter's Catholic .church
at S o'clock. Interment will be at Holy
trated to the harbor bar when it colLided
with the net. An Austrian merchantman
gave the alarm and the forts opened
tire. Two shots struck the Curie, which
slowly sank. The captain and crew, with
the exception ef one officer, war cwpi
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