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No. I 7.45 p. m.
No 4 6. 40 p. tn.
No. 7 10.45 P- m
No. 8 9.00 p. m.
No. 9 12.25 p.m.
Team. Colo., Dec. 27. Tonlglit (air
Tuesday cloud and warmer,
WE GET THE NKWS HIRST"
ALBUQUEKQUE. NEW MEXICO, MONDAY EVENING. DECEMliER 30. 1907.
ALBUQUERQUE IS HOST
OF MANY EfilMT
TupntJAlh Winter 'sfl.y
11 viiiiviii v iimvi vww "L
American Geological 1
clety In Session at
ViSCONSIN MAN IS
- 'ELECTED PRESIDENT
.Numerous Interesting Papers Read
-Annual Dinner Occurs Tonight
at Alvarado-Thlrty Delegates
Were Represented at
Prof. C. R. Van Hlse, president of
the University of Wisconsin, and re-
tiring president of the Geological the relations between the ibureau of
Society of lAmerica, delivered hl medicine and the bureau of naviga
annuai address this afternoon at the tion very strained. The call of Ad
.twentieth winter meeting of the so- mirai Bronson at th offln- r (he
clety which is being held In Hadley mlral iirnaon ce of the
-Science Hall at the University of bureau of navigation on Thursday of
Ne Mexico. . last week, when he bid all his for
The subject of President Van mer associates farewell and carried
Hint's address was "The Problem of away all his personal papers, Is still
the iPre-Cambrlan." It was a gener- the chief topic of conversation. Oth
al discusHton of the character of the er resignations or attempts to re
deposits named In the - title oldest sign might be expected If It were not
rocks of the continent with a dls- for the example set by President
cunsion of the classification and Roosevelt In the matter of Bron
names to be applied to different son.
subjects of the groups. Admiral Bronson was scarcely
tfamuel Calvin, of the University able to suppress his emotion when
-of Iowa, Iowa City. Ia., was elected bidding his associates goodbye and
president to succeed President C. R- he nearly broke down when he took
Van Hlse. The vote which was tak- the last look around the department
en before the meeting by mail, was -with which he had been connected
-announced at this morning's session, of forty-six years
The following were elected of fleers: Commander Winslow, th new de
tJamuet Calvin, Jowa City, la., apartment chief, did not ut in an
.president. r ., - " appearance. Hl relations with Ad
George P. Booker, Washington, 1). mlrai Bronson are of the best but
C'RTf? rlce p re8ni: ., " lh Mt that he would have been
A. C. Lawson, Berkley, CaUf., sec. ne tro,p on the occasion of Admiral
ond vice president. - , , - Mrownsoa's final visit to the bureau
Kdmund Otis Hovey, New York office.. - ,
C1r,.!Tcre,?iry,'. J I ' I Thar t'NHm bresch- exlnu.be-
Wllliam Bullock CUtk. Baltimore, tween -the bureau of navigation and
MiLUnrre;.n, Rrwn " ' th8 medicine of tn nav?
fcortnHarbo? n!w" orl 'editor 7 mae apparent In statement
P Cuto Cleveland O ' su(Ld, y General Presley
librarian ""'N' -levelanl. M. Rixey ("Admiral" Rixey. as his
H B Patton Cleveland O coun- titIe g0e m tne navv)' ,n whlch he
.nor- ratton- Cleveland, p., coun- touches' uon the circumstances
Five sapors were read at the ses-
logist of . Michigan., read a paper
Sr'"K?ld Asy "of -MlnV WaSS"
iFrank R. Van Horn, economic geol-
ogist of the Case School of Applied Hixey Speaks Out-tic-tence.
of Cleveland, O., "The Oc-' "Admiral Bronson and I have
currence of Proustlte at the Call- been friends for many years, and
fornia Mine Near 'Montezuma, Colo." when on duty in Washington as na-
AJeorge D. Loudenback, of the val attending surgeon, I was his
University of California,, read a pa- family physician," Surgeon Rixey
(per on "The Chief Features of the says: "His resignation as chief of
stratigraphy and Structure of Mount the bureau of navigation has been
Diablo, California," A. P. Coleman, assigned to various causes, among
of Toronto (Can.) university, "Ola- others, to. a difference of opinion as
clal Periods and Their Bearing on to the command of the hospital ship
Geological Theories." RelieX., While I do not know that
. P. Cumhing. of Western Re- this is a cause. It may be interest
serve university, Cleveland, O., read ing to know the present status of
a paper on 'The Lower Portion of this question.
the Paleosolo Section In Northwest-j "Hoaulial ships, as a rulo always
ern New York" 'have been commanded by medical
President William O. Tight, of the officers, with a sailing master and
University of New Mexico, delivered civilian crew for purposes of navi
the address of welcome at the meet- gation. The Relief, formerly be
ing of the society this morning, longing to the army, was always
.which was responded to by James commanded by a medical officer
M. hafford and Angelo Heilprln, wnen U8ed a hospital ship
were read. A joInt Doard f nd
The annual dinner of the society medical officers, convened by exec-
wil he held this evening at 7:30 utlve orler me t 2 year ago to
o clock at the Alvarado. President attem(pt to unlr tno mlc 2E
iet losL, PTZT raen.PoPdr0rnto p,S .OTTSS?
a, rwr.0l,VvVee,an? "f K
the Jorletv reception to recoanmendatlon was approved toy
Srfore than thirty delegates were J TXlZ vS'i"" "" th9
present at the meeting today. L"Ury 0f the na ,n eneral or
Among them were C. R. Van Hlse, .
president University of Wisconsin; I CiUsm JaiMuieo Kxamplo.
II. B. Pat ton, of School of Mines, I "The question was settled defl
Uolden, Colo.; C. K. Gilbert, United nltely so far as the army was cun
feilaies geological survey, Washing- cerned during the civil war, and all
ton ,D. C; a. D. Harris, professor hospital 8his and medical trans
of paleontology, Ithaca, N. Y. ports were placed undr the surgeon
R. W. Brock, director of Canadian general Of the army, and have re
ireologlcal survey, Ottawa, Can.; A.H. ' malned so up to the present time.
Purdue, University of Arkansas, The Japanese naval hospital ships
Fayettevllle, Ark.; I. C. White, siate were commanded by medical ofrt
geologist. Morgantown, W. Va-i cers, after having tried officers.
Frank K. Van Horn, Case Bchool of Hospital ships are simply floating
Applied jelence, Cleveland, O. htwpital, ani as such are consider-
Alfred C. Lne. state geologist, ed by all services to be properly un
Mlchlgan; H. M. Ami. Canadian geo-, r ,ne control of the medical de
ol.igical survey, Ottawa, Can.; J. 8 , partment, which i directly respon
Dlllen. United States geological sur eible for the care of the sick and
ve:y II. P. Cushlng, Western Re- ijureij of tna rviCes
serve university. Cleveland; A. P. "Naval and medical officers have
Coleman, Toronto (Can.) university, mtwt ,posUlv0 rank for ,ome
R. 1 tieorge. state geologist Den- year(li glven them b a(,t of CQn.
ver, Colo.; aamuel Calvin. Unlversl- Kre9s but a, fhe Ufle Qf m
of Iowa. Iowa City, la.; W. O. i,,(iipt. rab- v, . a i j
Tight, -president University of New
Albuquerque; Jhn , B.
,a"r A,rth"r if "n,yr-
sity of Kentucky: h. O. Hovey. cur-
ator American Museum of Natural
iiisiory, Aew yorlt city.
. no nvuuiiiijr ii snips ir com-
llolli IIuvp Op-SNnl Hard Work anil batant (line) officers and crew went
Arn in Kino Condition for Xew i aboard. This very doubt prevented
Ycr' la- tio. the Jnpaneoe from using -line offl-
, ; 'oers on hospital ships.
Kan Francisco, Dec. SO. Owen L. . .... ,
Mu.an. the Knglish featherweight! Too Mudi IiiU-rfcronoo.
champion, will do no more boxing A medics, officer In command,
before his contest with Abe Attell civilian sailing master and
for the worlds championship New crew for the navigation of the ship
Year's day. I has -been proved over and ever
His work the next few days will sgaln the proper personnel fur this
be principally on the road. I type of ship.
Yvterd.iy Moran weighed lil4 ! "The bureau of medicine and sur
pounun. He will dry out the extra gery ia directly responsible for the
pound and a quarter. welfare and health of the navy, and
Attell, tno, will do just, enough every friend and relative looks io
work to keep down weight and keep it for the care of t sick and
)iim-.eif r,r e.ige. wounded. This work should have
However, He Refuses to Say
That the President Did
Not Play Fair
With Him" .
CHIEF SUBJECT OF CON-
The New Department Commander
Makes Statement -Relations Be
tween Medical and Navigation
Bureaus Are Very Much .
Washington. Dec. 30. The recent
Admiral 'Bronson difficulty has left
leading up to the Drobable selection
mn fh,V-Ah,S ile i!
Prte" Re"r Admlr"
lt not general)y. known, They lao
have th, rigM to lnheir
ruted to their care, whether on the
sU,k ,t , h h
pita, shpa v '
-r hav. PntA0A ,ho. h.it.i
cUlps should be conducted In peace
exactly as In time of war. During
war time line officers cannot be
spared, and do not. and should not.
aesire tne command of these ships,
and It has always been considered a
doubtful question If the Geneva and
i Hattu agreements could guarantee
PASTOR LOCATED IN
Hands Which Were Used to
Being Held Up In Prayer
Doing Hardest Kind
IS MOTHER OF A CHILD
Lived In Los Angeles Prior to Co
Ing to Frbco-MInhter Does
Painting and Decorat-tellf
and Wlferor Love.
San Francisco, Dec. 80. The Call
today publishes an Interview with
He v. Jere Knode Cooke, a former
pastor of the Bt, Oeorge's church at
Hempstead, L. I., who lt is claimed,
left 1.1s wife eight months ago end
eloped with a 17-year-oid heiress,
named tioretla Whaley.
The pair have been located, it Is
sata, in a flat at 11 Green mreet,
this city. A child has been born to
The' rector has been working as a
painter and decorator and when not
occupied in this line, doing the
hardust kind of manual labor for the
support of himself and his compan
ion and child.
iFor a time they lived in Los An
geles. Couple Disappear Again.
lAn Inquiry today at the flat occu
pied heretofore by J. Knode Cooke
and Floretta Whaley, revealed tne
fact that the couple had tiled with
their child. ,
the sympathy and active support of
. ''The internal adimlnlstrallon of
the bureau of medicine and surgery
w"p. ill mjr ullllinHV' IU(I II1.UCJI
Interfered wlch by the bureau of
navigation. This interference has at
times caused me grave concern as to
how I could meet the needs of those
under our care. ,
"At present the hospital ship Re
lief would be in commission, and,
after having done good service with
the fleet before starting would have
accompanied it on the cruise south.
The bureau of navigation thought
otherwise, - and the fleet of 16,1)00
men, with its auxiliaries, is without
a hospital ship and will be until it ar
rives at iMagdalena bay, more than
three months from now.
"1 have only asked that the Relief
be put in commission, just as every
otner nospltal shl,p has been, and
that the navy medical, officer be giv
en exactly the same status as that
accorded to his brother officers in
the army who have commanded this
Identical ship. Not to do this would
be unfair to our medical of fleers.
"As this is a matter pertaining en
tirely to the bureau of medicine and
surgery, and is decided by the secre
tary or the navy, It is hard to un
derstand how Admiral Bronson
could be specially involved, as his
duties pertain entirely to another
bureau not directly responsible for
the care of the sick qf the navy, and
in which he should not Interfere un
less directed by the secretary."
llrunson "Stands I "at,"
Admiral Bronson had refused
earlier In the day to make any state
ment, standing on his former ground
that he had given his reasons to the
president and that only the presi
dent could give out the correspond
ence or discuss It. lie said he knew
that Admiral 'Rixey had made a
"That makes no difference In my
position. It would be wrong for tne
to talk under the circumstances.
The report that I have given out the
substance of my letter to the presi
dent or have discussed the case In
any way that it can become public is
untrue. Nor shall I do so. I am sat
isfied with my position on the ques
tion at issue. Any Information be
tides this will have to come from
the white house."
Throughout naval circle the sit
uation Is regarded as a serious cri
sis for the navy. The decision to
give ship command even the com
mand of a hospital ship to officers
of any staff corps is regarded as
only an entering wedge for a split
in naval discipline. The thing that
particularly galls Una officers Is the
assertion made in support of the
Rixey proposition. that "medical
surgeons of the army have com
manded hospital ships of the army."
On November 30 orders were is
sued by the bureau of navigation
detaching Sugeon Charles F. Blokes
from command of the naval hospital
at Bar Juan, Porto Rico, and order
ing him to report to tiurgeon Gener
al Rixey at the navy department for
special temporary duty. He report
ed here on December 18. His stay
was to be "Indefinite." A few days
ago Rixey recommended him for
the command of the Relief. This
precipitated the storm. J
President Roosevelt, while he has
not yet iasued the order, Intimated
to Admiral Bronson that he would
grant tne request or the surgeon
general, whereupon Admiral Bron
son resigned. It was the last straw
coming as It did. on the heels Of his
disagreement with Metcalf.
ALMOST THREE MIT.I.IOV
CJUXvS T1IK ATLANTIC
New York. Deo. 80. The trans-At-lantlu
passenger traffle during th
year lai7. as Increased by nearly
one million passenger over that of
lu. The total number carried both
taut and west was !.5T.T28. accord
ing to figures given out Ly th North
mdii iji-ju Dicanmujj) company.
WASHINGTON'S NEW "$15,000,000 DEPOT
A HOT. SHOw-
'w V X
(iaaisrv , .. riiw-
H -s,. ' Vtv. A
STISIKING PlltmHi VPIl SHOWING INTFJUOH VIEW .OF BIG DKPOT
The new 815,000.100 union station Juat opened is th show place of
greatest Interest In Washington, D. C, this winter, Members of congress In
returning to their duties now arrive under this roof, which I the largest In
the world. The station contains special waiting rooms for the president
and for state parties, and private tracks and exit by which they may come
and go without mlngHng with the regular crowds. iWhlle the station Is
now in use, it Is fo.r from complete. at will require manv months to finish
the elaborate decoration and fixture. In addition to the usual conven
ience found In, a station, this one will have a mortuary chapel where fun
eral service may be held. -. - ,
AND LOOT STATION
Crlmo One oftne Mst Daring
Ever Committed in State
4 of Ohio. r;
BURN DEPOT IN . .
EFFORT TO HIDE CRIME
Clarlngton, Ohio, Dee. 30. Ed
ward Hutchinson, the Baltimore &
Ohio agent here, was 'robbed this
morning and murdered and hi body
cremated in the burning of the sta
dt is said that the murderers se
cured a large amount of money, but
the exact sum cannot be ascertained
until after a checking up of the of
fice Is made at the headquarter of
the company, as the books of the lo
cal office were burned In the fire.
The robbery and murder was one
of the most daring crime ever com
mitted In this section of th coun
try. The number of men engaged
In the crime is not known to the au
thorities. Hutchinson had Just gone
on duty. The hour was early and
the streets were practically desert
ed. -It I believed that they tried to
force Hutchinson to open the safe
in the office and when he refused,
shot him, blowing the safe open af
terwards and firing the place in an
effort to hide the crime.
The first Intimation the people of
the town had of the crime was smoke
issuing from the 'iepot. The fire had
been well set and spread so rapidly
that th d; t la a total loss.
SECRETARY TAFT OPENS
SPEECH IN BOSTON
Boston, Dec. 80. Secretary of War
Tuft today In tills city made his first
public utterance since his world cir
Although coming to Boston prin
cipally as a gucxt of the Merchants'
amiouiatioii, which gives a banquet in
his honor tonight, the secretary con
sented to meet many persons In oth
er walks of lire and a program,
which includes a brief address to the
ministers at their regular Monday
mettlng luncheon with Gov. Gould,
and a reception by the Jew of tha
city at Uie Elysium club this after
noon, was arranged.
KA11THQUAKK OFF THK
Washington, D. C, Dec. 80. A
very heavy earthquake was recorded
on the Instruments at the Coast and
Geodetic survey observatory at Chel
tenham, Md., this morning. The vi
bration commenced at 12:33 and
continued two hour.
LID GOES OH THROUGH
Denver, Deo. SO. Through an f
order Usued by Gov. Buchtel
to district attorneys throughout f
i the state, gambling has been
closed in Denver and other cit-
T lea and saloonkeepers have been
given to understand that they
i mutt obt-y the laws, and that
t priaeflghting will be stopped. 4
) i t I 1 I I I 1
PLACE NOW .
MAY MARRY NEPHEW
OF POPE LEO
The Bride-to-be Is Much the
Senior of Count -
: do ClnL ,
HIS FIRST ENGAGEMENT
WAS A FAILURE
-Pittsburg, Dee. 80. According to
report that have reached this city
recently, Mrs. Eleanor Magee, wid
ow of Christopher I Magee. th
traction magnate, aollticfan and
(philanthropist, of Pittsburg, who
died a fsw year ago, will shortly
wed th Count da Cint, a nephew of
the late Pope Leo XIII. Ever sine
the death of Senator Magee his wid
ow has lived In regal splendor In the
outskirts of Rome. In one of the
most magnificent private estates in
italy. , tMrs. iMagee, although fifty
years of age, U still a beautiful
woman. ' 6he Is considerably the sen
ior of the Count d Cinl.
Was Engaged Before.
Count de Clnl I not a stranger to
Pittsburg. A few years ago it
announced that ha would wed Mis
Bessie ilowe, daughter of the mil
lionaire Iron man of th old firm of
Howe, 'Brown & Co., .pioneer Iron
manufacturer of -Pittsburg. Count
de Clnl started for Pittsburg to
claim his bride, fbut while en route
Mlxs Howe exercised a woman's pre
rogative and married a former sweet
neari. wnen tne count was en
tering the New York harbor hi sup
posed fiancee and her sweetheart
were leaving It, bound for a honey
moon trip to Europe. The count
threatened all itlnds of things, in
eluding a breach of promise suit,
but finally compromised by getting
(back a solid gold manicure set
which he had presented to Miss
Howe, and which he demanded of
her relative when he discovered
that she had Jilted him.
ltritle.to-Bo Has $5,000,000 Fortune.
When Senator IMagee died he left
an estate the net value of which was
about 89,000,000. All of this for
tune, except a few small bequests to
nieces and nephews, he left to his
widow In trust.
When Mrs. Magee dlen the entire
fortune of IS, 000, 000 will go to the
trustees of the Margaret Steele Ma
gee hospital. On the site of the Ma
gee home, the Maples, th trustees
will build a hospital to th memory
of Mr. Magee' mother, and the
money that Is left will be used to
endow the instltutitlon.
OMAHA'S "BLUE LAWS"
HAVE BEEN DECLARED
Omaha, Neb., ' Dec. SO. The
Douglas county district court today
upheld the Omaha "blue laws" as
being entirely constitutional nd in
the future the Sunday closing law
will be strictly enforced. The case
will be taken to the -supreme court.
Complaints have been filed against
more than a thousand persons for
working on Sunday, and will be
served at ones.
Clilof Justice (atnlriy Dead.
'Madison, Wis., Dee. 30. -Chief Jus
tice J. B. Cassldy of the state su-
MAN WHO MISTREATED
THREE LITTLE GIRLS
READY M TRIAL
Actor Hitchcock. Who Is Play
Ing In the South. Says
He Will Answer at
WOMAN OF GLASS-PANEL
HOUSE WOULD GO ABROAD
President of the Children's Society
Says That a Speedy Hearing
Should Be Had The Thaw
Caie Interferes Nott
May Be Prosecuted.
New Tork- Dec. 80. President
society, has written to District At
torney Jerome. urranHv .milbhi,.
a speedy trial for Raymond Hltch-
vuvk, oo was inaictea in October
last for alleged mistreatment of
three little irls, ranging in ag
from thirteen to seventeen years.
The comedian Is now on the road
and within a few days la due In New
Orleans for a week's engagement.
Before leavlna- New Vt.rV h.
ed himself to return whenever sent
tor djt iMr. Jerome.
The necessity for an Immediate
trial grows out of that fact that
iMrs. Cargnello, an Important wit
ness for the prosecution, ha notified
the Children's society that she In
tend to go abroad on business ear-
jy next mantn for an Indefinite
period. Hhe 1 the lessee of the fur
nished room house in West Forty
first street known a "th , house
with - the -- stained glass ipanels,"
where Hltchaock ha admitted tak
I n or , iwn tt , u tr annaAw. w
Carnel o h nM Viaraair in ...ji.
nesa i testify for th last three
iiiumi' i ana nas maae many visits to
the-e-'mlnal courts building,
. "II f f r-O ho- h..n -In! n. . .1 , 1L I-
T , -l-- - " .-lJ -M III
oafl in a most unusual and persist
ed ; manner, saia a representative
of the Children's society. "The
crime charAd wa j.nmmhi.j . n
than a year ago. At the tlmo these
gin complainants mad their accu
sations (Hitchcock was playing In
the far west, and It wa decided to
Watt until his mtnrn h.nr. D ...t
Ing. .Then there was more delay
and when aix Indictment were An
ally handed down Hitchcock mys
teriously disappeared. If he 1 In
nocent, the stain on his nam should
oe wipea out.
AsttlfltAnt niftfrlnf 1 Hnrn.v n a
Vftn. whn hjl hart lh .nMnaHtlnn
of the Hitchcock case In charge, will
nave nis time taken up with . the
come. In discussing the urgency of
tne Hitcncock trial he suggested
that it fnts-hl ha hlFn.il nvmm ti As
sistant District Attorney Nott.
GOV. SPARKS Will
CALL EXTRA SESSION
Washington, D. C. Dec. SO.
President Roosevelt received a tele
gram today from Governor Sparks of
Nevada, saying that he was preparing
a proclamation to call the state leg
islature together in an extra session.
According to the president's latest
communication lo Governor Sparks,
troop will under the present condi
tions remain in Goldfleld three weeks
Chicago, Deo. SO. The Sunday
suloun was endorsed yesterday at a
Ht-Kwion of the National Kthlcal con
vention, an enthusiastic applause
from an audience of social settlement
workers greeted the annoucement in
favor of allowing the poor man to
have his club on Sunday, at well as
other days. ' The speaker pointed
out that the advocate of suppression
of the Sunday saloon In Chicago are
unable to offer anything t take Its
IIODY FOUND IV
POND IS IDENTIFIED
Newark, N. J Dec. 80. The wo
man whose body was found in a
pond In Harrison last Thursday, was
identified today a Mrs. Agnes Young
who formerly lived as a domestic
with Mrs. King, in Brooklyn . Khe
waH 36 years old.
PETTIBONE TRIAL HAY
NEVER BE F
Boise, Idaho, Dec. 80. Tha illness
of George A. Pettlbone caused an ad
journment of his trial until tomor
row. I.ast night Pottibone became vio
lently 111 und for a time his condition
nas critical, but toduy improvement
has set in.-
Jt is thought that his malady is in
curable und it U regarded a question
whether the trial will ever be con-
CONTENTS OF THE DRUCE
GRAVE NO LONGER
Exhumation Uncovers Coffin
Containing Bones of
an Old Man With
SON KOI FERiTTED TO
Great Crowd ; Gathered at Ceme
tery Gates but Were Refused Ad
mittance by Pollce-Evldenco
at Kecent Trial That Coffin
Contained Lead Discredited.
iLontton. Dec. SO. The coffin of
I C. Druce, who Is said to have led
tha dual life of being the Duke of
Portland and his own personality,
a merchant, waj txhumed at Hlgh
ute cemetery today. and when
opened was found to contalr tumaa
bones, thu discrediting evidence
given at the recent trial to th effect
that the coffin contained only lead."
Hlghgate cemetery was surrounded-
by a cordon police officer and
the final uncovering of the coffin
was witnessed by only a few people,
having pawa from the home office.
Tha t9.:to'ing statement was giv
en out at the home office regarding
the contents of the coffin:
The cofifln was opened and found
to contain the body .. of an aged
bearded man. The mlate on tha nP.
fin read "Thomas Charles Druce.". -
Crowds Shut Out.
The street In the vicinity of
lllghgate cemetery1 wer crowded
with vehicles and pedestrians for
several blocks distance, fmm niw.h
entrance, where a number of police
men stood guard. Only person car
rying passes from the home office
passed to and fro from tit cuma-
tery.' , . ;
siia,.v, W n J
claim to be the rightful heir to th
Portland dukedom nnrt (I. -
estate, tried twice to get Inside tha
cemetery, but was met with stem
refusal. Druce's attempt to enter
the cemetery to see th supposed re
mains of his father, caused consid
erable t commotion, the plebeian
throng outside the gates sym-pathls- .
Ing with him.
No Need of DIottun.
When the coffin was opened,
there was no need of the dictum of
Augustus Pepper, the eminent phy
sician appointed from tha home of
fice to carry out the exhumation, ,
to assure those present that hu-nan
remains lay In the coffin. Th form
was quite dlscernabie, laying closa
to the bottom. The hair and whis
kers were quite well preserved. The
skin and flesh on the face was not
so ibadly decomposed but what th
lines could be traced. There Is no
doubt but what the body Is that of
an aged man. The body was entire
ly wasted but a measurement of tha
size of the man can be had from
the bones,, all of which were, in
tact. Caldwell Told Story. '
(New York. Dec. So-. Robert ' C.
Caldwell, whose testimony in the so
called (Druce case led to the reopen
ing of the grave of T. C. Druce, Is
now at the home of "his daughter at
New Brighton. Htaten Island. He la
under 35.000 bond to answer to th
charge of perjury preferred by the
English authorities In connection
with the story he told In the .London
. II r substance Caldwell' story,
upon which the claim, of the Drue
heir for th great fortune and title
of Duke of Portland was based, waa
to the effect that the Duke of Port
land and T. C. Druce of London,
a storekeeper, were one and th
Caldwell testified that at the re.
quest of the Duke of Portland ha
arranged a pretended death and a
mock funeral of Druce so that the
Duke's dual personality could b
He swore the coffin- exhaumed to
duy contained 800 pounds of lead.
WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED
NEEDLES IS DEAD
New. York. Dec. 80. Mrs. Mollle
Desmond, who attempted to commit
suicide eighteen months ago by swal
lowing a package of 144 needles, died
today after physicians had perform
ed twenty-five surgical operation
upon her and removed all but a doj-
en of the needles.
'An autopsy will be held to deter
mine whether tha needles penetrated .
the heart or death was causd by per
Donu-stlc troubles Induced Mrs.
Demond to try this extraordinary
method- of suicide.
VETERAN KANSAS EDITOR
IS SERIOUSLY ILL
Wichita, Kan.. Dec. 30. Col. Mar
shall Murdock. editor of the Wichita
K.ikI". suffered a hemmorrhage last
His physicians say his condition
shows improvement today, but they
give little hope for bis recovery.
Jle is 70 years old, and la the old
est and best known aewspaper man
of the southwest. He Is nolo. a a
pioneer and ha been a factor In
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