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TRIPLETS LIVE, BUT MOTHER DIES AFTER
Omaha, Neb., May
26. Three tiny baby
boys in St. Joseph's
hospital bid fair to
grow up into strap
ping Nebraska farm
ers. But in Platts
mouth, near here,
there's a new-made
grave, where sleeps
their mother as the
price of their birth.
The triplets came
into the world as a
in Hospital in
result of a Caesarian operation the
only infants so born within this sec
tion's medical annals. Two hours
after their birth the mother smiled
weakly when nurses told her the
news. Ten hours later she died.
The father is Herman Richter, 24,
Murray (Neb.) farmer. The mother
was 23. Now Mrs. Emma Walker,
mother of the dead wife, is taking
care of the three lusty youngsters,
while the young huband is torn be
tween grief and pride.
"My heart is broken!-We had been
married only a year! But I am the
proudest man in the world," says he.
Nurses put tags on the babies to
tell them apart, but Mrs. Walker
maintains she already can see dif
ferences in their faces.
"Herman Ernest, who was named
for his father, is the image of him,"
she declares. "Joseph Frances, who
was named for the hospital, has the
more expressive face. Charles Al-
phonso, named after the two doctors