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All Brandcis Winter Merchandise Must Be Sold Down to the Lowest Possible Point Before Invoicing
This Great Reduction Sale will completely !'
This is all seasonable, up-to-date merchan
dise that you can buy Monday at extraordinary
dispose of all our odds and ends in one day j:
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Very Fine Embroideries 25c YA
BOUGHT SPECIALLY FOR THE HOLIDAY TRADE,
MANY OF THEM WORTH UP TO 50c A YARD
'nioso TTT& very fino wide embroideries, in
beautiful new patterns skirtings, flounc;
ingn and corset cover effects worth up
to .r(V; on bargain square, at, yard
Samples and Odd Lots of All Kinds of 1 !
Women's Neckwear at 11
ACTUALLY WORTH UP TO 50c EACH.
rreity styles of all kinds jabots, stocks, Dutch collars, etc.
Prices Greatly Reduced Monday on
JEWELRY AND SILVERWARE
German silver Mesh Hags, large size, stamped, kid lined,
Sterling silver Comb, Brush and Mirror Sets, that sold
up to $1!0.00. at $10.00
This is Webster sterling silver, stamped 925-1000 fine
and carries guarantee. -
All the Men's Smoking Sets, at 3, regular price.
Manning-Bowman Coffee l'ercolators, at reduced
prices all sizes.
All our Jet Back Comb and Barrettes at price.
All our fancy Elastic Belts at VL price.
W. A. lingers 26-piece Silver Chest 6 knives. 6 forks, 6 tea spoons,
6 table spoons, 1 butter lenife, 1 sugar shell, at $519$
Choice of any quadruple pjate silver (including International,
with 15-year guarantee) at M price.
All our Holiday Stationery
That Has Become Somewhat Mussed All in Boxes
AT JUST ONE-HALF PRICE
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All Our Fur Coats and Jackets
Greatly Reduced in Price
."0-inch Astrakhan Cape worth $25, at $10
Near Seal Jackets, worth $50, at $35
Brook Mink Jackets, worth $65, at... $U5
Krimmer Jackets, worth $5!), at $39
52-inch Blended Squirrel Coat, worth $!(!!,
N(jar Seal Jacket, beaver collar, worth $69,
Alleutian Seal 52-inch Coat, worth $125,
50-inch Carucal Coat, worth $95, at. .$65
Gray Coney Box Coat, worth $50, $32.50
50-inch Pony Coats, worth $75, at $49
50-ineh Pouy Coats, worth $150, at. . .$98
Jt Women's Sweater Coats
Worth from $3.60 to 97.50, at
$1.98, $2.50, $2.98 and $3.98
YOUR UNRESTRICTED CHOICE
Any Woman's -$
in our entire stock
ACTUALLY WORTH UP TO $50.00
YOUR CHOICE of 800
all up-to-date styles
WORTH UP TO $45, at.
REMARK RLE K EDUCTIONS IN
That Are Somewhat Mussed from Handling.
Women's and Men's Mussed Handkerchiefs in scores of
stylos that have been selling up to 15c
all last week in one big lot Monday,
Women's aud Men's shamrock lawn and pure linen handkerchiefs
many aro Zoc quaiu, out somewnnt mussed
of A Anf
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DRES 6 GOODS at Reduced Prices
More than 5,000 yards of the season's newest dress gomfs
in broken lots, but good lengths, from 5 to 20 yards
plain and fancy serges, diagonals, suitings, semi-rough
suitirigs, mohairs, etc special, 25 C 49c
Remarkable offer of SILKS
All kinfji of broken lins of . plain and fancy si
our stock fancy stripes, checks, dress silks,
silks, plaid silks, crepe de chines, etc.,
at half price and less on bargain square,
A11 TKCCfX Q Leftover From Our
the UWUIlO Christmas Sales
Some Slightly Damaged or Mussed by Handling.
Owing to the Immense crowds that thronged our hook department
' before Christmas, hundreds of books became
slightly injured from handling. All these
books have been gathered together and
marked away down to close them out at once,
100 VISITING CARDS, 4J)tf
Genuine leather card case with
gold initial free with each order.
New Year's Cards and New,
Year's Calendars AH New Designs
GAELIC A REAL LIVE TONGUE
Thousand! of New Yorkers are Able
to Speak It.
USED BY MANY EVERY DAY
Hue la Part to Immigration ud In
I'art nTlTi Which the Gaeilo
1.ei(n la Kacoaraarlna; la lre
la ad and America.
NKW TOpK, lice. 25. Two Irishmen in
Js'ew York 'mads a bet one day. Though
both were born In the little green Isle they
were not the same kind of Irishmen. One
was an enthusiast and one was a scoffer.
The enthusiast bet that In half an hour's
walk, taken at random through New Tork,
be. could raise an answer' In the Irish
language every time he chose to speak It.
The scoff ex scoffed.
They went down West street first and
lopped at the first group of dock laborers.
The enthusiast let fall a salutation in the
Gaelic. He got an answer so quickly that
It cost him the drinks for old Ireland be
fore he got away.
Next he went Into a dry goods store. Be
hind the counter was a lrl with blue eyes
"tubbed In with a dirty finger." He ut
leitd a sentence in Gaelic, and though It
did not cost him the drinks this time he
got an answer and a quotation from a bit
of Irish poetry, and the girl was born In
fJew Tork, too.
I.st they wandered out on an old pier
where come the boats of a little old New
Kngland line. Out on the end they found
a shack where at a desk sat a white-haired
clerk, as he bad been sitting for the last
thirty or forty years.
.Tha enthusiast sized up the old man and
tried an observation in the Gaelic on him.
He got an answer that nearly wrung his
band off. and then the old clerk showed
the visitors a box of books in the Irish
language, some of them dating back to
the early days of printing, which he had
Stored In bis office.
Thoasaads Know (he Toitir,
Some Irishmen declare that people
In New Toik City ctn speak Gaelic. Ottier
fix the number at double that. It is all
a matter of estimate, but when It Is re
membered that IriHh Is Htill Kiioken all
through the west of Ireland, in Donegal
and Oalway, Hligo. Muyo. fork. Kerry,
Clara and moot of all in the Isle of .M-ran.
and that Irish liuniiKT.t!oii to America Is
till going on st the rate of lO.OUO a year,
l is not strange that the old lonsue still
lingers In the streets 'of No York, the
largest Irish city In the world.
Hut In addition to this the Gaelic league,
both In America and Ireland. i making
It a matter of pride with educated Irish
people to be able to (.peak their aboriginal
language. Twenty years ago an educated
person In Ireland was apt to be a .bit
ashamed to confe.ua that he knew the lan
guage. He feared that it vouId proclaim
him from the backaooda. Today liw.uu)
children are studlng their own Ungua-n
In the national schools ot Ireland and there
an- chairs of the Irish language ia moot
of the universities of Germany. France knd
Scandinavia and here and there In America.
The best Irtah scholar lu the oiM ia a
.Tha Gaelic league of America has for lta
object the awakening of interest la the
ancient language, art, customs and history
of Iceland and the financial assistance of
the home society for the same purpose.
Much money goes to Ireland annually for
Work of the Gaelic Lragae.
The league has eight societies In New
Tork. several each in lioeion and Chicago
and others lu Uuffalo, lialtloiore, Phila
delphia, Washington, Worcester, Westfleld,
Bridgeport, Pawtucket, Brockton, Holyoke,
Springfield, Providence, Montreal, Quebec
and San Francisco. There Is not a week
through tha winter In New York when on
one or more nights a program entirely In
Gaelic may not be found In progress.
Usually thc Is an hour or more of study
first under a teacher provided by the so
ciety and then a musical and literary pro
gram, often with Irish dancing as a finale
whan some one can be found who knows
the real old Irish steps. There must be
thousands In New York who know the true
Irish flannea, but they are lost in the multi
A passenger who crossed tha Atlantic not
long ago found bis way down Into the steer
age when an entertainment was In progress.
One number was furnished by a little peas
ant girl fresh from tha bogs, green aa the
graas of tha Emerald Isle. She was dan
now the true national instrument of Ire
land. Yet so much influence has the
Gaello revival bad that one firm In Dublin
la doing a very good business In the manu
facture of harps. Both the harp and the
pipe arc often heard at the league meet
ings in New York when players worthy of
the Instruments can be found.
Often at the entertainments of the
various societies In New York there will
be talks on old IriHh customs by those
who knew them well In their youth. The
typical Irish merrymakings have now lost
much of their vitality through Increasing
English Intercourse. But dancing at the
crossroads is still to be found In the rural
A few colleens and young men meet at
a crossroadi; of a summer evening, not by
Invitation, but merely on the chance that
dancing will be going on. They send to
1 artmA U.K.. .-!.... 1 - -. -
cing a true Irish Jig and the little people " ..uu.er or
themselves had put the motion In her feet,
strength, and leaning over he caught tho
boulder and threw It back. But in the
effort the saddlo girth broke, he fell to
the ground, and alas! there he lay, an
old man; older than anything human could
be, for he had dwelt many years in the
land of his dear enchantress, and the time
had passed as a sons; that Is sung, for it
was the matfie lai.d of Youth and L,ove.
It waa the poetry of motion a wild,
primitive step, not voluptuous like the
Oriental dances, but having that peculiar
influence on the beholder that all primi
tive dances have whether the Highland
fling, the tarantella or any other that has
come down from the childhood of the race.
Good round dollars were waiting for the lit
tle Irish maid could any one have gentry
guided her steps to a vaudeville stage. But
she melted away In the throng at Kills is
land and today no doubt stands over some
prosalo diahpan, an artls-'t lost to the world.
The national dance of Ireland is the Rinca
Fosha. the "long dance," which Is some
thing like the Virginia reel. The Irish jig
Is danced at four corners In the form of
the figure 8. It may be danced by one, two
or four, but the same figures are always
Some Old Irlah Alra-
The Irish Jig tunes have been played
under different names the world over. They
have lost their original names, and their
authorship is lost, If ever known, but they
have become part cf the world's legacy of
music. One of them known before St.
Patrick's time, had a name given It and
wotda set to It by some rhymster within
arrive, and often they foot it till the gray
dawn is breaking. They dance on the road,
which Is hard with crushed limestone and
level as a floor.
The Irish revival aims to revive the na
tive cottage industries of the island, of
which one, the lacemaklng, ever died out.
But its most Interesting phase Is perhaps
the opening' up of a whole unknown litera
ture. Thousands of manuscripts In tho
Ilish tongue, full of ancient tales and folk
lore, exist In the Dublin museum and the
library of Trinity college, which are being
printed as fast as money can be had to
Revival In Literature.
The. revival has also started the produc
tion of a modern Irish literature. One aged
priest in south Ireland, Peter O'Leary, who
did not begin to write till he was past 70,
has since then put out several plays and
novels In Irish, beside textbooks and a
flood of articles; and all through Ireland
people who have never seen an English
play In their lives have taken to wilting
and acting little plays in Irish, a spontane
ous rise of a people's drama.
The same, thing Is beiuu done from time
to time in the Gaelic societies of New
York. It is the investigation of the ancient
a century past. V'nder its new guise It has literature and art of Ireland which attracts
was the only country In Kurope which de
veloped a civilization absolutely unlnflu
played Tommy Atkins away to the wara
over seven seas, and made its way Into
every nook and corner of civilization. Its
new name Is "The Girl I Left Behind Me."
The old tune "Alleen Aroon." which
means "Darling Ellen." has been known a
thousand years In Ireland, and "The UK
turn From Flugal" was composed In 1011.
The later waa the funeral match or lament
played by tho pipers at the burying ot
Hi Ian Hoi u. one of the old kings.
The story of "Aileen Aroon"' Is distinctly
reminiscent of I.ochlnvar. Klleu had an
exiled lover, driven away by the hostility
of hor parents. He returned to find her
on the eve of marriage with a wealthy
suitor. ' He went to the weddiV.g disguised
as a harper and played the melody cf
"Alleen Aroon." known tc. him and Kllen
on lj. Aa he played he cunningly wove Into
TIMELY REAL ESTATE GOSSIP
Several Large Deals Were Made in
Omaha Seal Estate Last Week.
ACTIVITY IN SPITE OF THE COLD
ented by that of the Uoman empire. Its
relics are of the same interest to scholars
as would be those of un l!isolatd Indian
tribe which hail developed totally un
tocehrd by American Influence.
Some of the Irish folktales rescued from
the manuscripts are exceedingly quaint and
beautiful. There is that of Olsln, for In
stance, tho son of Finn, who Is that same
Ossian who figures In Scottish folklore,
although the Irish hero's name is pro
Ottln encountered a beautiful lady, a
stir.nger, whom lie loved very much. .She
a.-lied him to so awny with her to Inr
father's oxiiitry, which lay far beyond tho
w Fl i n t'ea. Lie consenting, she gave him
the words a prayer to Kllen to slip away I a tplrndid white home, on which they
and fly with him before the priest said
the fatal words, which she did, or she
would have been no Alleen Aroon.
"The Hard's Legacy" was written by
Moore for a very ancient Irish air. and in
tart nothing and no one has done so much
to preserve the old melodies from extinc
tion as Moore, by reason of the character
istic and beautiful words which he set to
them. And although the deepest dyed ot
the Gaelic revivalists declare -Lt Moore's
poems form no part of Irish literature,
being written in English, yet the true
Milesian heart loves his memory and
strivea to forget his tuft hunting qualities
In the land of the Sassenach.
Pipes aad tha liara.
The bagplpea are as much Irish as Scotch,
but tha original Irish Instrument was the
harp, the Irish form of the universal
primitive atrlnged instrument. The use of
the harp has died out until tha violin is
both rodj In safety over the wuvts
In the land of Youth.
The lady's country, was Tir-nu-nog, the
I.aiid of You'll, and her father wns king
of II anil she Its princess. Olsln bad re
mained there but a little while, so he
HALLEY'S COMET COMING FAST
Fleeting; Wonder' of the Sky AVIIhln
Range of Small Tele
scopes. With enormous and unimaginable ve
locity Hallcy's comet has combined ever
since its rediscovery on September 11, to
speed earthward until its visibility has
greatly Increased to, telescopic eyes. Har
vard college observatory has Issued a bul
letin, stating that a telegram from Smith
college observatory, Northampton, Mass.,
reports that the comet was visible there
on December 4 In a three-Inch teleaoope.
Home Idea of the rapidity with which it
has been speeding toward the earth may
be gathered from a comparison of the
Northampton observations with other ob
servations made In September and October.
When It was first detected, by photography
by Prof. Max Wolff, nearly three months
ago, it was scarcely visible in any but the
Jarger telescopes. Photographs showing
the approach of the famous comet to the
northern limits of Orion were obtained at
the Greenwich observatory with a 3.0 inch
reflector on September 9, but the cometary
images were so faint that they were not
I.Ian. ifiA until aftae 1 1. M ruiiinl nf thft
telegram announcing the discovery by Prot
Wolff at Heidelberg.
Several weeks elapsed before it became
bright enough to be visible with a twelve
InMr telescope. Prof. Newall reported to
the London Times that ho observed the
comet visually with a twenty-five inch re
fractor on October 21, as Prof. Barnard at
the Yerkes observatory 'bed done on Oc
tober 17 and St, by the aid of the great
As thou seen with this powerful Instru
ment of Yerkes observatory, Prof. Barnard
found the comet not a fainter than the
ISM. magnitude, having an Indefinite bright
ness in the middle, but showing no elonga
tion. Its computed distance from the earth
In mid-October was 230.000.000 miles, and its
rati? of motion exceeding 2,0U -.000 miles per
While its subsequent velocity may have
variod considerably. Its approach to the
earth has been .constant and exceedingly
rapid. And there can, therefore, be no
doubt thjrtt as the winter advances It will
become a notably blight object of Intense
Interest to all star gaxers.
Although there haa not been entire agree
ment In the computations of the comet's
orbit made by different astronomers, the
orbit computed by Messrs. Cowell and
Crommelln at Greenwich observatory Is
probably a very near approximation to ac
curacy. 1'pon the basis of the Greenwich
orbit tho Hev. Father George M. Hearle,
supervisor of the Paulisl Fathers of New
York City, haa lalculuted It will make Its
Dealers W ill Try to lleclde How Far
a Contract la Hlndlna; aud If
an Option Muat Hold
thought, when ha grew homesick and nearest approach to the earth on May If,
wished to return to Ireland for a vis't.
Long tint lady wept and pleaded to dis
suade him. but whun she saw he won
determined she charged him to travel on
the while horsa and never set foot on the
soli of Ireland )'- sore mishap should
So he came riding back to Tara, which
was the ancient palaoe of the Irish kings
In County Mea'.h. And to his sad be
wilderment he found It all dismantled and
Riuing on. putxled and lonely, he came
to a field where men were trying to hti
a great atone. Olsln waa famed for his
and that It will then be only 14,000.000 milts
distant from us. New York Herald.
A sneer on a woman's lips Is like poison
Next to weddings and funerals a woman
gets the most satisfaction out of religion.
it's Imagination that makes people be
lieve they are having fun when they are
Just being plain fools.
tiympatliy tor people In trouble is pre
tending you feel as bar for them as they
would protend to feel for you it It was
Women don't take any Inleieat in going
out camping to caich fish, becauxe lucre
Is so much more sport In catching men at
bouie, and lt a ten lUnes as eaay.
Several large deals In Omaha property
were completed during tho last week which
show that there Is still considerable lie- I
tlvlty among the dealers and investors in
spite of the foot ot snow and the zero j
Sherman Saunders, who has been in I
Omaha for somo little time, bought the
Om hotel at Fifteenth and Jackson for
8(i.000 for an investment. This Includes
several stores and a barn, and Mr. Saun
ders will improve the property. This hotel
was built, twenty years ago by Peier Goos
and was taken over some years ago by
the Philadelphia Mortgage and Trust com
pany to satisfy a claim. Thomas Brenen
made the deal. The Coad corner at Seven
teenth and Harney streets was sold lust
week for $156,000 to a syndicate headed by
W. II. Thomas. The new owners expect to
build a three-stcry office and store building.
Fred Hamilton has bought a splendid j
site fur a home at Thirty-eighth and Jack
son streets and will build In the spring.
The better residence section is spreading
fast and new locations are required to ac
commodate all who wish 'to build In the
"bon ton" district. The price paid by Mr.
Hamilton was flOO a front foot, and al
though he was forced to pay considerable :
more than he would last summer the price I
Is considered quite reasonable for such a
good location,. Streets are being graded
and paved and the resideift-e district is
stretching out toward the Field club dis
J. M. Guild, commissioner of the Com
mercial club, lias completed his new home
In the Field club district and has movtd
in. The house is located at 1.130 South
Thirty-fifth avenue. The new home which
J. S. White is building nearby Is nearly
While the zero weather put a stop to
some of the outside brick laying during the I
last week, the larger buildings still con- j
tlnue to rear their steel frames skyward.
The huge derrick has now been placed on
top of the seventh story of the City Na
tional Bank building and will do service
from that height until several additional
stories of steel are added. The contractora
expect to have all the steel In place before
brick and stone work Is resumed.
' The Omaha Heal Kstato exchange Is to
discuss a code of ethics among real estate
n.en st a meeting In the near future. C. F.
Harrison has prepared a little ta'k on the
subject and he says that he will be able
to answer any of the complex questions
which might be fired at him. The question
to be considered Is how far a contract is
binding on a dealer ho has an option on
4 piece of property. Some maintain that
the mere fact that an agent has property
listed and that he has a sign on the lot
does not prohibit another agent from seek
ing the owner and asking tha price.
Another question to be considered is
whether a dealer who has property list -d
may put the price considerably higher and
maka tha sale without telling the owner
the leal price. This question was put to
Mr. Harrison at the meeting of the ex
change Wednesday and ho says he will be
ready to answer that also at the next
The Payne Investment company closed a
big deal a few days ago, when they sold
the St. George cattle ranch. This ranch
was owned by Omaha men, a number of
them forming a syndicate several years
ago to go Into ranching and stock raising
on a big scale.- They bought the ranch and
cattle. At that time there were 70,000 acres
of land In the range and under fence.
Some of the land was bought for 70 cents
per acre. Gradually sales have been made
of smaller tracts, and the lust four sec
tions, 2,500 acre3 in all, were sold to C. L
Jones of Hastings for $50,000. This sale In
cludes the farm buildings, barns, corrals,
and feed yards. Few ranches In the state
are as well equipped for cattle raising and
ranching, there being a splendid water
supply, irrigation ditches and buildings
that even a city man might envy. The
home and all the large barns are built of
stone and there are acres and acres of fine
alfalfa. The St. George ranch was a
pioneer In the growing of alfalfa and has
revolutionized farming In western Ne
The St. George ranch is four miles east
of Sidney in Cheyenne county aud is a
conspicuous land mark for all Union Pa
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