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bulk of the money obtained from her
was that he might arrange a settle
ment with his wife. He also denied
that Bertsche had anything to do
with Mrs. McEldowney, as he had
never mentioned her name to his co
defendant. "Did you ever have any conversa
tion with your brother, Frank, about
divorcing your wife and marrying
Mrs. McEldowney?" he was asked.
"Yes," answered Ryan, smiling.
"He told me I was foolish if I mar
ried, such a woman."
Ryan said he would have carried
out his intention to marry her but
HAVE YOU GOT CORSET1TIS?
How to perform an operation for
"corsetitis" a condition arising
from wearing snug-fitting corsets
was demonstrated by Dr. Herbert
Patterson of London, before a small
loring of surgeons attending the
national congress here, at the County
1. .tal today.
A woman suffering from "corset
itis" was the clinic subject. A tight
fitting corset had closed the pylorus
the gateway from the stomach to
the intestines and Dr. Patterson
produced a new pylorus by punctur
ing the stomach, cutting the intes
tines a few Inches below the old py
Iofus and connecting the two open
ings. The same sort of operation, he ex
plained, might be necessary in the
case of a college youth who wore his
belt too tightly strapped about the
DOINGS IN MEXICO
El Paso, Nov. 15. Mexican rebels
numbering 2,500, under Gen. Villa,
captured Juarez, across the Rio
Grande and have made the customs
house their headquarters. Gen. Cas
tro, federal commander of Juarez,
The atfack was unsuspected and
caught the federal garrison off guard.
The defenders were trapped almost
before they knew they were attacked.
Villa's men came in on a federal
train, wearing federal uniforms. They
scattered about the city under cover
of darkness and opened fire from
three sides simultaneously.
Gen. Villa announced that the lives
and property of all Americans would
be protected by the constitutionalists.
One American was killed during
the fighting, according to latest re
ports. His name was Herrington and
he had gone across in an automobile,
as soon as the firing started, to wit
ness the battle.
FEAR SPENCER WILL TRY TO
Wheaton, III., Nov. 15 Extra
guards were placed about the cell of
Henry Spencer, doomed to die for
the murder of Mrs. Mildred Allison
Rexroat, the Chicago dancing teach
er, and Sheriff Kuhn expressed the
fear that the 6pium-dreaming "man
without a soul" might end his life
before the gallows could be erected.
The man who "confessed" to a
score of murders passed a restless
night and today moaned and cried
like a baby. When the verdict was
brought in last night, he nearly col
lapsed. His face turned a yellowish
green, his lower jaw dropped, and
then he screamed hysterically.
Judge Spencer, it was the general
opinion today, will overrule the mo
tion for a new trial and Spencer will
be hurried to the gallows.
GETTING IN BAD!
At a concert the other evening a
lady asked a gentleman how he liked
the duet she had just sung. "You
sang charmingly," was the reply;
"but why did you select such a horrid
piece of music?"
"Sir, that was written by my late
husband," was the indignant reply.
"Ah, yes, I did not mean but why
did you select such a homely mutt to
sing with you?"
"Oh, you brute!" screamed the
lady. "That is -my present husband."