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TTIB 0MA1TA DAILY REE:
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 100?.
Don't Fail to Read Our
' i.; New Year's Ad .
For fnH details and particulars of our Great January Clear
ing Sale. It will ho the biggest page of genuine values in
the history of our store. Of particular interest will ho "The
Great Ljnen Sale," "The Great Dress Goods Sale" and
"The Great Cloak Sale." Thompson, Belden & Co. never
misrepresent values. That is why so many people always
wait for our Great January Sale.
v . : ?- Thursday Candy Special
Bay th Nw. Year'i Candy her and be sore of quality
Bslduff's delicious Bod-Bods, assorted flavors, regular price 40c
pound; special for Thursday at, a pound, only SO
We still have a few fancy boxes that we are closing out at greatly
reduced trices,' "j ' , -
fcts' by continuing In this noble manner
the tradition! of the house of Savoy, which
makes the sovereign actually share In all
tho .sufferings of his people.-
People with tears In their eyes watched
!he departure of toe king and queen, while
i veteran, pointing to his majesty, said:
"This Is worthy of the son of King
Humbert, 'who, I. remember, risked his life
mid the ruins of Casa .Mlcclola when It
was deetroyed by an earthquake and stood
at the deathbed of Neapolitans when, dur
ing the cholera . epidemic of 1884. the vlo
tims In Naples amounted to a thousand a
lay, and later personally directed the
riscue works during the floods of Denlsa."
A national flotnralttea lias been formed to
collect funds for the victims. The com
mittee Is headed by the duke of Aosta and
Includes the presidents of the Senate and
the Chamber of Deputies, the mayor of
Home and all prominent men In the lead
ing towns. The subscription list has been
opened with $40,000 ' contributed by King
King Victor Emmanuel. All banks, clubs,
civic and commercial associations and the
newspaper have -opened 'subscription Hats.
. Inl Itased to Ground.
The premier has received a telegram from
Slgnor Felice a deputy at Messina, sum
ming tip the situation as follows:
"Messina Is completely destroyed rased
to th ground. The victims may be num
bered by tens of thousands. The conflagra
tion, which Is still raging, la completing
the destruction of the city. Balvage lmple-plllng
ments, firemen and soldiers must be sent
Instantly. The disaster exceeds the wildest
Imagination." '., .
The .volcano of Btrombolt la active and
the seas around the Island are very agi
tated and dangerous to ftavigatlon.
The pope has telegraphed the archbishop
it Palermo a large sura of money and in
structed him to proceed to Messina Im
mediately to help the survivors.
From the latest .estimates today It Is
feared, that the total number of victims In
Sicily and Calabria will reach more than
100,000, while the damage to property will
be several huDdredS of millions. '
Just, before the king's departure one In
i orswd of .notables, jtf Ing their majesties
ff, said: . , v vi
"SUrely the presence ' of their majesties
v 111 be sufficient to console tha unhappy
people.-". , ,
"Don't talk nonsense," the king retorted
Thirty-Five Tons Destroyed.
Many survivors at Catania, Sicily, tem
porarily lost their reason, and when ques
tioned concerning the disaster glare at
luestloners and mutter Incoherently and
"Messina Is destroyed."
Persons arriving at Catansaro from the
cosst state that Messina la still biasing,
despite the torrential downpour of rain.
News reaching Catansaro from the outly
ing districts In Calabria indicates that
thirty-five towns and ' villages have been
wiped put, with the number of dead In that
district . alone exceeding 30,000. The few
survivors are mad with terror and. have
fled to the forest-clad mountain slopes,
where they are subsisting on roots and the
bark of trees.
The Itock of Charybdla now blocks the
entrance to the Strait of Messina. The
tidal wave wrecked- the lighthouse in the
strait. Including Faro beacon, and they
crashed Into tha sea.
Headache n Nearalgla from Colds.
Laxative Bromo Quinine, the worldwide cold
and grip remedy, removes cause. Call for full
name. Look for signature, E. W. Orove. 25a.
CITIES LOOK LIKE POMPEII
(Continued from First Page.)
vessels, ' then marched in a processional
through the streets. Imploring a cessation
of the earthquake's scourge.
News from Messina calls , for urgent
measures there at once. Food especially la
the present greatest need, as many are in
danger of starvation. All trains bring
refugees by the hundreds from the devas
Sarvlvors Wander Made.
MONTULEONE. Calabria, Deo. 80.-The
tidal wave that swept Into Regglo flooded
the city to a depth of thirty feet above sea
level. Borne of the houses along the water
front were swept from their foundations
snd dragged out to sea.- Twelve miles of
the railroad near Regglo were destroyed.
1 A tempest added to tha terrors of the scene
A filspatch received here from Trlpornl
. Special Plat
Dinner all this week
at Lunch Counter
Closed All Doy Frldoy-New Year's
To Reduce Stock Before Jrxnu.ry lit. Courtney Offer These Very Unusual Price Reductions
We wish to reduce certain lines of stock o aa absolute minimum before invoicing. To bring tbls result
quickly, we cut prices far below the regular on the finest and most desirable goods In our stock. This Is a
chance that Is offered rarely, and It will mean dollars of saving, to buy at Courtney's this week.
Here are SPECIALS to Close
Tomatoes (1-lb. rtns), per dos...ai.OQ
Scliaetfor tiros, bwap, (64 cakes to
box), per box M BO
Assorted Preserves (lie reg ) Ss
Mixed Nuts, per pound ISO
JUo Urangss, per dusea l&e
Sout-oi-town customers will find It a big saving to order by mall.
Price List. Everything you order means a saving of money.
Phone Number: Douglas 647 j IndepeiKlent A-1216 S?QQy (2D
Private Exchange Connects All Departments. ' Vi" 1
Q lTth na Soaglaa atresia, OKAS A
-lag. A-1S41 '
says that a few Reggio survivors are
wandering nude and d erne ted about the
rulna of the city searching for food.
Practically all of the pupils of the Reg
glo college perished. Uttle villas located
on the heights above Regglo alone escaped
destruction. Tho chateau of Regglo Is a
heap of ruins.
WOrJTDED COMB BY THOUSANDS
Veaaels Bring Injared In Large dum
ber to Naples.
NAPLES. Deo. SO. The appalling magni
tude of the tragedy in the south of Italy
Is being brought home to the people of the
north, by the arrival here of refugees,
wounded and unscathed from Messina. The
fact that dying people have to be brought
such a distance for medical attention shows
the immensity of the disaster and the In
adequacy of the relief measures at pres
The German steamer Seraph n came Into
Naples- early this morning with 800 ref
ugees. The wounded are all In the cabins,
and -their condition la pitiable. 'A few of
them have had their heada and limbs ban
daged, but many have not yet received
medical attention. The Seraphln . had to
come to Naples because all the hospitals in
the principal towns of Sicily are overflow
ing. It la expected that by tomorrow r.'irht
fully 60,000 Injured persons will have made
their way to this city, coming by merohant
men and warships. The municipality, real
the difficulty of coping with such tre-
mendoua responsibilities, has addressed an
appeal to the local population, asking the
people of Naples to suceor and give hos
pitality to the unfortunate Sicilians. Sev
eral buildings are being prepared to serve
as provisional hospitals.
Just as the Seraphln was leaving Messina
a man made his way to the dock and
called again and ' agairf for his wife and
children. The people on board listened at
tentively. Then "from the vessel oame the
cry In a woman's voice: .
"I am here, t am here."
"Are the children there?", oame from the
. "Yes, we are all here' the woman re
But there was no note of Joy from the
unfortunate mother. . Her. heart coyld hold
no happiness after the experiences of the
Flftr Thoasand Dollars Appropriated
fur V In Italy.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 40. At the meet
ing of the executive committee of the
American National Red Cross it was de
cided that, as the California relief work of
tho society will terminate tomorrow, $50,000
from the surplus of the fund for that work
now in the hands of the Red Cross, be
appropriated for the relict of the sufferers
in southern Italy. This money will be
sent' to Rome tomorrow.
It also was decided to request the gov
ernors of all states aiding In the collection
of funds for the Italians to have such con
trlbutlons transmitted through the regular
American Red Cross organisation.
Nothing la known at the War depart
ment concerning the report that Major
General Charles D. Hall, retired, IT. B. A.,
was sojourning In southern Italy at the
time of the earthquake disaster. General
Hall's address, as recorded at the depart
ment, Is care of the Credit Lyoi.naise,
Inquiries were received at the State de
partment today for information regarding
Dr. and Mrs. Herbert Njrrls, Miss Pit
field and Miss Stadleman, all of Philadel
phia, who are supposed to hsve been at
Taormlna at the time of the catastrophe
PHILADELPHIA!! ARE IS DANGER
Friends of Hanker of Prominent Peo
ple Have Fears.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. SO. Grave fears
are expressed for the safety of a number
of Philadelphia people who are known to
be within the sone of the greatest damage
In the Italian earthquake. Among thess
were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Norrls, who
had been spending the last month at their
winter villa In Taormlna. Others thought
to be hi Taormlna are Miss Mary Moss, a
writer: Miss Florence Kane and Mlsa
Louise Wood, an artist.
Miss Frances and Miss Bessie O. Bock
lus. Miss Emily Croaadale, an artist, and
her aunt, MIss'Estelle Fagan, all of this
Ity. are also supposed to have been within
the earthquake region when the calamity
Out, this week, only
Honey, per frame ...
bran Flour, per sack
Soda Crarkors, per pound .......
Soup. (Sso canst rer rn
v.nn. rim,. i.
Home Made Jelly, per glass lOa
unci iu dipti
AMERICAN CONSUL RILLED
Arthur F. Cheney and Wife Buried
Under Ruini of Consulate.
BODIES NOT YET EEC 0 VEXED
Marly Americana Were Registered' at
Hotel In Messina not Pnrt of
Tbera Mode Their
WASHINGTON, Dec. 80. A dispatch re
ceived at the State department today from
fAmerlcan Consul Gale at Malta confirms
the reported dath of United States Consul
Cheney and his wife at Messina. The
body, the dispatch says', has not been re
NAPLES, Dec. 30. The commander of the
Rufs an battleship Majharoff, which has
arrived here with refugees from Messina,
brings word that Arthur S. Cheney, the
American consul at Messina, and his wife
died under the debris of the consulate.
WASHINGTON, Dec. SO.-Nlnety Ameri
cana In a Messina hotel that was destroyed
and Italians and Americans co-operating in
the quest for information regard ng the
missing are reported upon In a cablegram
the State department received today from
Ambassador Grlscom at Rome. The ambas
sador cabled that he has received no word
from the American consuls at Messina and
Palermo. He has ssked the Foreign office
for Information ami that officer he adds,
will uso every effort through army and
navy officers to obtain Immediate news.
The British consul st Messina Is reported
Injured and his wife and children dead.
The ambassador says that It Is reported
that ninety Americans were In the Tiln
acrla hotel at Messina, which is said to be
totally destroyed. It Is known, however,
that some of the guests escaped. The For
eign office reported that several foreign
nations ars hurrying warships to the scenp
to offer assistance. The ambassador has
despatched consular officers in the quest
State Department Busy.
Every effort Is being made by tho State
department to obtain news of American
cltlxens who were In the earthquake tone
In Italy and whose fata caused their
friends much uneasiness, and appeal to the,
department to help locate them. Amabas
sador Grlscom at Rome waa directed to
cable promptly any Information obtainable
regard ng the missing people and to send
some of the American vice consuls In Italy
to" the sceno of distress to render what
ever aid possible. Efforts are also being
mads to keep in communication with Dep
uty Consul Lupton at Messina to the end
that prompt advices may reach here re
garding any Americana In trouble there.
The State department announces that It
will make public promptly to the press any
Information received from Its officials In
Italy so that news will reach those im
mediately interested at the first possible
The department's Information la that the
winter tourist season has not yet begun In
Sicily. The Impression among officials Is
that those Americans who were In the
earthquake sone in that Island were mainly
at Taormlna. . .
- Many Inquiries came to the department
regarding friends believed to be In the
earthquake region.' In addition to those al
ready announced those Inquired about In
cluded the following: -..,r-
Mrs. Martha C.'Klttrldge, her two daugh
ters, Ethel and Clarissa, and Miss Mar
garet Mendell, all of Brookllne, Mass., and
all of whom are believed to have been at
Taormlna; Miss Blanche Kane of Phila
delphia, whose probable whereabouts In the
disturbed district are not stated, and David
Sessums, who, It Is, said at the depart
ment. Is bishop of Louisiana, believed to
be at Messina.
Two Wisconsin Victims.
FOND DU LAC, WIS., Dec. 80. Miss
Margaret McMillan of this city and Mrs.
Thornton A. Greene of Ontonagon, Mich., are
believed to be victims of the earthquake
In southern Italy. Their party was at
Rome on Christmas day and were then
leav:ng for Sicily. Mies McMillan and Mrs.
Greene are daughters of C. A. McMillan,
millionaire lumberman and furniture man
ufacturer of Fond du Lao.
Few Tonrlata In Region.
NEW YORK, Dec. 80. Had the disas
ter In southern Italy occurred a month
later, according to local managers of
European tourist agencies, a much greater
number of Americans and other foreign
era must have perished than doubtleHS
haa been the case. This would have been
so, they point out, because the season
for tourists in Sicily and Calahrla Is at
Its height In the latter part of January
and really does not begin until after New
Year's, either for Americans or northern
Europeans. None of the tourist com
panies, therefore, so far as could be
learned, had parties In the danger zone.
There are fifteen direct steairuhlp lines
between New York and Italy. Six of them
fly the Italian flag. When all of them
carry passengers and freight destined for
southern Italy and Sicily, only two may
be said to make regular calls at Messina.
These two " are the Sicilian-American
Steamship company and the Anchor line.
Almost all the others tranship their pas
sengers for Sicily and Calabria at Na
ples and Genoa.
In the local offices of the two lines
running regularly to Sicily it waa said
today that no word has been received by
them from, Messina or any other point
abroad regarding those of their vesieU
that might have been In port at the time
Of the tidal wave or regarding any of
their property, offlcera and employes In
the affected district.
One of the few direct cable messages
Omaha a most
pleasant and most
rant is located on
our Second floor.
Msple Sugar, per pound ISo
40s to iOs Prunes, 10 lb. box....ai.a
Celery, per doson ...Sfte
Ho Plum Puddings lse
Macaroni, 1-lb. package .......... .eo"
Send for our Monthly Catalogue and
reaching this city from Messina slnre the
eartquake and tidal wave disaster of lsst
Monday wa received today by Glordlo W.
Perrce of the New York office of the
Slrlllan-Amerlcan Steamship company, of
which his father Is the president and his
uncle Is the vice president In Messina.
The message, which has been sent from
"Messina entirely destroyed by earth
quake. I and family safe."
Mr. Perrce said the family home Is not
in Messina proper, but one mile away.
However, it Is1 situated on the shore, but
the tidal wave did not extend to that
point. Mr. Perrce was of the opinion that
the loss of life In the shipping port must
have added t6 the casualties. '
Another cablegram, which came through
addressed to Signer Masslglla, the Italian
consul general here, was from the Italian
foreign office at Rome. It voiced the
Inability of the government to give an
accurate estimate of the number of dead,
but confirmed the earlier dispatches an
nouncing the almost destruction of
Messina, ' Regglo dl Calabria and other
smaller cities. '
QUEEN RESCUES , LITTLE CniLD
People Sarprlard by Sight of Royalty
CATANIA. Dec SO. King Victor Em
manuel and Queen Helena arrived at Mes
sina today, on board the battleship Victoria-Emmanuel.
They at once disem
barked and made -their way Into the ruined
city. - . . ,..
Aa soon as It was kticwn that the kmg
and queen had come erowds xt the terror
stricken populnca swarmed around the
royal party, prostrating themselves in the
mud and crying aloud for pity. This re
ception was too much for the queen, who
Many terrible stories were told to the
king In connection with the work of rescue.
His majesty, however, lost little time in
listening to a recital of difficulty. He
Immediately joined a rescue- party and
labored as unremittingly as the others
He personally extricated several injured
persona pinned under the ruins.
The queen faltered! but quickly recovered
her courage and followed the example of
her husband. She devoted her attention
particularly to little -children. She rescued
with her hands a 8-yea.r-old boy who was
bleeding from many cuts and wounds. .
She herself carried him to the do.k, where
she handed him to members of the hospital
corps. At the dock were many small boats
sent to take the-wounded out to ships In
the harbor. Every.. available steamer In
port has been fitted as a temporary hos
Slgnor Or'ando, the minister of justice.
who Is with the royal party, has described
the catastrophe-In a' telegram to a friend
as one of the greatest disasters In the mem
ory of man. '
An overpowering ' stench Is beginning to
arise from the rums of Messina. Ten thou
sand soldiers will tie required to bury the
It was learned today that General Colli
lost his life at Messina.
Relatives-of Tourists la Italy Mak
. AiLTONl 111., . Dec. 30. Tidings, are
awaited here of Mr. and Mrs. .-William
Eliot Smith and-their daughters, Eunice
and Ellen, who, according, to last advices
from them, were in .the earthquake region
Of Sicily. . i v ? ; ,
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. -80.-Rlght Rev.
David Sessums, Protestant Episcopal
bishop of Louisiana, la believed by mem
bers of his diocese to have been at Mes
sina at thel-tliirae - of the.. earthqu..
Nothing has beeretheard. from htm: :. -.r.,.i
OMAHA ITALIANS WILL AID
(Continued from First Page.)
overcoat, begged him In prayerful tones to
read him the news.
'I can no read, slgnor. - You read him to
The stranger read It all to him and ex
plained as best he could what the substance
of it was. The laborer begged for definite
word about his old father.
'There Is nothing here," patiently ex
plained the possessor of- the newspaper.
The Italian Is supposed to be voluble, but
stress of emotion rendered this one silent,
although mute anguish waa writ large on
his face. Go down to the Italian colony on
Tenth street ' and' scenes like these can be
observed by the score.
Joe Wttte, tho' "cripple who sells news
papers in front of the United States Na
tional bank, is more interested In his wares
than any of his customers, for he has a
sister dwelling m 'Calabria and he Is con
sumed with fear that she may 'be ono of
tha victims. ' ' '
"1 have many old army friends In Mes
sina," said Frank Rocco of Rocco Bros.,
commission merchants. I hope they are
LINDSAY ' TALKS UP RUINED CITY
Member of Board of Education Spent
Some Time In Messina.
James C. Lindsay, member of the Board
of Education, Is more or less familiar w to.
Messina, the Sicilian city where the great
est loss of life resulted from the recent
earthquake.' Mr. LJndsay traveled exten
sively in Italy several years ago, and sailed'
through the straits of Messina and spent
some time In the old town. He says the
country Is -picturesque, that the city pre
sented a beatulful view with its old build
ings and that the people seemed to be
more prosperous than In Naples and other
larger cities, where begging apeared to be
the principal pursuit
NEWSPAPER MEN AT THE SCENE
A. R. Croh and J. II. Pope Left Rome
Few Days Ago for Booth.
Two former Omaha newspaper ' men, A.
R. Oroh and J. H. Pope, who went abroad
at the end of the summer, were in Rome
when last heard from by friends here. A
letter received from Groh Saturday said
that he and his companions were about to
start for Naples snd southern Italy, and
ti'S chances sre the two mea had progressed
enough south by the time the quake hap
pened to be sble to see the stricken coun
try. No apprehension la entertained for
their aafety, however. Mr. Oroh la the aon
of the Rev. Leonard Oroh, pastor of St.
Mark's Lutheran church.
PRINCESS DE SAGAN WINS
Co art Decides Sko Shall Retain Pos
session of Children, Who Mar '
Not Loave Continent.
PARIS, Dec. JO. The petition of Count
Bonl de Castellane that the custody of his
three sons be given to hla - mother, the
Marquise de Castellans, was denied today,
t be court rules that the children remain
in tha custody of their rnother. ' Princess
de Bagan, formerly Mies Anna Gould of
The court rules further that the children
should not leave the continent without Its
permission. Beginning October It, lo
they are to be placed at a college situated
within 109 miles of Paris.
PATRICK Robert E-. December , 1.
Funeral Prtdsy, January 1. 1. at 2 p.
m.. from late renounce, ZAi South Tenth
street, interment Korust Loan. J"unerJ
private. Please omit flower,
SLOW DEATH FOR VICTIMS
Pinioned in Bains, They Call in Vain
for Assistance. :
FLAMES . BURN ON UNIMPEDED
Lark of Relief Workers Caneo of Is
aeacrlbnble Horror A4ad to
Calamity of Earlnenake
CATANIA. lec. ). One of the Messina
survivors says that only a small proportion
of the total population escaped. ThousanJs
of persons are still burled alive in the ruins,
where they are suffering slow death by tor
ture. Tho flames are still making their way
slowly over the devastated area In an In
exorable advance. Imprisoned and pinioned
human beings, unable to extricate them
selves, sre being burned alive; others are
trying of their Injuries, while many are
starving. The streets sre filled with con
fused masses of brick and mortar, beams,
furniture, chimneys and roofs. In many
cases tho streets appear as enormous cre
vasses, twisted Into fantastio shapes. The
celebrated Avenue PalazzatI, which runs
slong the sea front from the university to
the postofflre, Is quite Impassible. All the
public monuments that wore there have
All the water pipes, sewers and gaa pipes
of the city have been destroyed and water
and filth are flood ng the torn a.rcets. Gas
explosions occur frequently and result In
the breaking out of scores of smsll fires.
For several hours after the first des.ruc
tlve shock Mesalna was absolutely without
organized relief for the reason that the
munlrlpal offlciiils, the so'diers, the police,
doctors and nurses by the hundreds were
either buried or drowned.
The first work of rescue was performed
by volunteers from ships In the harbor and
groups of herolo survivors, who, at greAt
labor and personal danger, extricated many
persons pmloned beneath the wreckage.
Messina's crying need today Is for doc
tors; clothing and food and firemen to com
bat the flames that still -ravage the city.
Doctors, ' nurses and firemen are -being
hurried into the wrecked city, but the lack
of food and water makes the work of rescue
dlffloult. - The Russian and British war
ships at Messina have sent crews ashore
and the vessels have been transformed Into
All the hospitals in Catania are crowded
and even the schools have been converted
into infirmaries. The less seriously Injured
of the survivors of Messina are being dis
patched by the dos -ns to Pa'ermo. M nlster
of Publlo ' Work Bertollnl bas arrived at
Messina and organized several corps of vol
unteers for rescue work. s
Refugees, telling of their escape, relate
that after escaping from their ruined
houses they waited In terror for the com
ing of light. Then they made their way
over the obstructions in the streets to the
open places. They had to loave behind
.them under the ruins countless victims who
called for help In heartrending tones. It la
asserted that probably half of the fatal
ities occurred because It was quite Im
possible for the survivors to render prompt
assistance. Not the least of the suffering
was caused by the downpour of cold ' rain.
Borne of the refugees from Messina passed
through Ban Olovsnnl, Palmi, Scllla, Can
nlteilo, Favlxzana and Bagnara and found
practically every one of the villages de
stroyed. " ' 1 '
A woman gavt the -following account of
her experiences: ..!. ,'.
' "AS -sooit as I vcould .-get. vPUt of ma.
house I ran in the direction of the water
front. 1 1 noticed that the greater portion
of the, main thoroughfare of the city the
Via Garabaldl, was destroyed. A thick
dust prevented me from seeing more than
three feet in any direction. From every
side I heard the cries of the wounded and
the shrieks of terrified women. I atrugged
through water and mud up to my knees
and succeeded in gaining one of the docks.
From there I was taken on board a cruiser
In the harbor.
"While on my way down to the water,
groping through the dust and darkness, a
band of about 100 persona rushed upon me
like maniacs. They were fleeing up town.
They separated me from my companion,
whom I never saw again."
Two doctors who succeeded In escaping
from Messina report that fully two-thirds
of the city has been ruined. Entire streets
have caved in. One of the doctors was
sleeping In a room on the . third floor
vrtien the first shock cme and saved him
self by gripping the roof of a neighboring
A ferryboat moored at one of the docks
seemed suddenly to be thrown high Into the
air. It landed on top of the dock and was
left hanging there by thfc receding waters.
This was the first intimation of the crew
that anything had happened. The captain
of the boat says a huge cloud of dust ob
scured their view. With dawn came an
overwhelming picture of devastation. The
captain and his men landed and tried to
make their way Into the city, but the
fallen buildings and the twisted streets made
BIG RUSH OF LANDSEEKERS
Settlrra Cotulns; Into Rapid City
Land - District In Large
RAriD CITY, B."D.. Dec. 30.-(Speclal.)
The Rapid City land office- continues to
lead all other land offices In the volume
of business. Although a large section of
territory that formerly belonged to this
district was transferred to the Lemon, 8
D., of fee, which :wai established several
months ago, there, has been no mt r al
falling, off In the number of h'omesteid
entr ee made In the Rapid City office.. The
records here show 871 homestead fl ings
were made in May and 927 In June, 1908.
Ow'ng to the rush of business It has re
tarded work so that more reoent data
cannot be given. The la gest number of
filings made In one day waa 126 'n the fall
of 1907. Thla rush of homeseekera la due
mainly to the building of the' Milwaukee
and Northwestern rallwaya Into the coun
trv Iv'na- between the Ml sour! river and
' the Black Hills. The Rapid City district
extends - eastward from the UlaoH H lis
about forty mllea
MAJOR JOHN HAINS ON STAND
Brother of Captain Tells Jury of
Changes In Mental Condition of
FLt'SHrNQ, N. Y.. Dec. 30.-MaJor John
Halna, U, 8. A., a brother of Thornton- J.
Halns. now on trial as a principal wtlh his
brother. Captain Peter C. Halns, Jr., for
. tha killing of William K. Annls, was the
j principal witness for the defense today.
' In a voice that trembled from emotion.
Major Halna told the Jury of the changea
that he had noted In Captain Halns' men
tal condition from year to year to the time
when the captain told of those happenings
that led to the separation from hla wife.
All through hla testimony the tears fell
from. Major Halna' eyes.
Major Halna said that Captain Halns
displayed evidences ef being irrational and
tiiat his mind constantly reverted to the
things that had been told concerning his
wife's alleged conduct wtlh Annls.
Mrs. Petes- C. Halns, mother of the de-
Start the Hen Year iliolit!
Take advantage of our stock reducing sale. Your choice ot '. "
Any Suit in the House ,$25
(Except Black or Wne.)
This includes all our $30.00. $35.00 and $40.00 suitings. Might
good chance to get a reliable expert tailored suit at a big saving. Ask '
to see our $25.00 suits we have reduced to $20.00. . :
Herzog Tailoring Co.
H. DECK. Mgr.
$500 CHICKENS, $500 DOGS; ;
$300 CATS and $50 PIGEONS
AT T H E A U D I TO ft I U (IT
ALL THIS WEEK ' : '
We ara going to make the Omaha Show, "The Transtnlssls
slppl," first In the world, If Omaha people will give to It their at
tention and attendance. . . . --
This year we give a Show which experts say eclipses Chicago
and Kansas City. Next year we are going to outnWMadldon Square,
New York City, now first In the world. i '.... :
Our Show merits large attendance. Last year's paid admissions
were 10,000. Kansas City had 40,000. This year we want 60.000.
Come put and boost for the Transmlsslppl.
Admission, 25 cents. Children, 15 cents.
fendant, Is reported to be quite 111 In New
York and It is said she may not be called
as a witness. ,.;. --
Mrs. Amils, widow .of the murdered man,
today declared in an interview that her
confidence in her .husband was not shaken
by the stories of his conduct related In
court by-; tha JIalna servants. ,"I, believe he
was true -tiWtv" she said- ."I do not want
to appear to Attempt. to prejudice the Jury
and I haveglven my. word to Mr. Darr'n
that I jviy nut," discus the. case, but It is
right that I. should defend the memory ot
my husband and the father of my children.
I have nothing to say about Mrs. Claudia
Halns. I am certain that my husband's
relations with her were entirely proper. I
always had Implicit confidence in my
husband's .fidelity. . This defines my atti
tude toward Mrs. Halns." .
Woman of It. Philip the Jeaeoa The
Women's auxiliary of the Church of St.
Philip the Deacon will give a New Year's
reception Friday at the rectory, 1119
North Twenty-first street, which will be
In the nature of a birthday party to cele
brate the twenty-first anniversary of the
Women's, auxiliary. The auxiliary was
formed twenty-one years ago and to cel
ebrate lta maturity the women have In
vited their .friends from S to 8 p. m.
Entire Omaha Clothing Co. Stook Ma
Be Cloaca Oat immediately.
The Omaha Clothing company, located
at 1318-1318 Farnam St., Is open for bids
from local dealers for. their entire atock.
Wo havo to either sell quick or vacate
premises. Chance of a life time for local
dealers throughout Nebraska. Iowa and the
Dakotas to purohase high grade merchan
dise at 60 cents on the dollar. First come,
first UerVed.', No discount, no dating. Cash
counts. Will sell any lots no matter how
maU". FIXTURES-TOR SALE.
Fixtures that g to make up a clothing
store will be sold cheap- Cash register, safe,
typewriter, . uenas, . anivma
... .... ...p.l. in feeven to -ten davs.
Come quick and buy the greatest bargains
of a life time. -are you a"'B i
wonderful opportunity slip you byT Before
still serve heretaH trade -as before. No
sala too-Uttla.iar us. v annua, aivrii
away. OMAMA. vlwhw'iv w "'-''
Farnam Street "Forced Out ol business.
. Ag.ents for "'Lowney's, Conti
nentals, AUegretti, Huyler and
. Our free ,fteHver, service is
always at your comnrand.
Table-d'fioto Dinner $1.00, every evening ( t'Hi
, -.. "
Hotel Loyal Gulldfng
Thla Afternona nal Toalafct,
OKABX.ES 6ZMJJT OmM
"THE RICHEST QIRL".
nuaiDAT, nroAr, ATtrAT : "
ICatln.es Trlday and aturday
Oreo. at. Cohan's - ' '
70 OXB& VOWEB rZTOX.XTT TO
"LITTLE JOHNNY JONES"
Ketln.e Xv.ry Say, SUBl Bv.ry Wight, tug
HAPPY NEW -YEAR BILL
Theresa Rens; "The Operator;" Fred
Warren and Al Blanchard; The Tennis
Trio; Belle Hathaway'. Simian Playmates:
Jupiter Brothera; Carter, and Bluford;
Prices ie, JRc, 60c,
Phones) Doog.HOi; Ind.,'-A-1S0I
Sawara eple'e Peilgbtful Flay
THE PRINCE CHAP
Seat unday "TM KISDUIIAI".
Matinee Today Tonight, f . .
The Sensational Melodrasaa
THE CJNVICT AND THE GIRL
Where to eotJ
For New Year's Eve s
Good Music from 11
o'clock this year till 1 or
v2 next year. t
Souvenirs for ladies to -
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HOTEL LOYAi :
-At ths mign ef the ed Arrow,"
Meal Tickets Frea al'HwsaSs
Kvsry iro who takes kuelai VTe1 f
Hanson's basement restaurant may au-a '
tii number alio visit tiwre during the uv
Every day the neatest guess wins a ij
Toll Hanson's Lunch Roojd
Tiie most a.uactlvv: brimiu. atrfrSt
and mo i conunmal lunch ruuui i OniaiiA,
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