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First Cheerful News Since
Earthquake Occurred.
government Decide* to Concentrate
Its Energies in Removing the
Wounded to Points Where Medical
Attention Is Available and the Un
injured Will B* Taken Away to
Avoid Epidemics.
Rome, Jan. t.—The first cheerful
lews since the devastation of Cala
bria and Eastern Sicily by earthquake
and tidal wave last Monday was re
ceived by the minister of marine. A
dispatch from the commander of the
torpedo boat sent post haste to verify
the report that the Lipari, or Aeolian
Inlands, had been engulfed and all of
the population, some 28,000 people,
annihilated, brought the grateful in
formation that while the islands had
experienced the earthquake only a few
buildings have been demolished and
that no lives were lost.
Otherwise the story coming from
the south is a repetition of the previ
ous recitals of devastation, suffering,
starvation and horror.
The king and the queen of Italy con
tinue their pious pilgrimage along
what was once the beautiful and smil
ing eastern coast of Sicily, but which
today is a desolated region strewn
with unsepulchered dead and where
thousands are dying in anguish amid
the ruins of their homes.
The Duke of Aosta is also on the
scene devoting himself to succor of
fais countrymen. The duke has visited
Palmi and all the surrounding vil
lages. This section, after Messina and
Eeggio, suffered more heavily tbao
any other.
To Care for Survivors.
In view of these conditions the gov
ernment has decided to concentrate
Its energies to removing the wounded
to points where they can receive
proper attention. Uninjured survivors
Also will be assisted from the devas
tated territory and it is hoped that in
this way serious epidemics can be
avoided. The colossal emigrant steam
ships that for years past have been
engaged in transporting the surplus
population of Calabria and Sicily to
the four corners of the world, but es
pecially to the United States, are to
flay being employed in removing sur
vivors and refugees to places of safe­
Messina and Reggio, the two typ
ical southern cities of ItaJy, are today
more. The fury of land and sea
has eompassed their ruin and what
(ittle remains—heaps of shattered ma-
Watch Repairing.
We believe that our Watch Repairing Department is now
the equal of any in the state. There are now at this store
two workmen who will take care of our repair work and
see that it is done promptly and well.
MR. A. F. LAITY, who has done this class of work in Mad
ison for the past seven years, is now located at this store
and will have charge of the JEWELRY AND OPTICAL
work here as well as a general supervision of the store.
MR. J. N. ANDERSON, who has been here for the past year,
is a very thorough watchmaker and a fine engraver.
WE BELIEVE that NOW you will not have to wait for your
work and that you will find it of a high grade.
Our new store will be the largest of its kind in the county
and we shall be ready with increased facilities to handle
the increased work and trade, and we shall hope to be able
to serve you in this capacity. Yours,
Complete Optical Rooom. A. F. LAITY, Optician.
—is now to be covered with quicklime
to prevent the outbreak of epidemics.
The system of gathering the sur
vivors on board the huge emigrant
steamers will solve one of the most
important problems that confronted
Hit authorities, namely, that of feed
ing the people. If it is found impossi
ble to set the refugees on shore, and
the land accommodations are rapidly
filling up with the wounded, they can
be fed on board ship, for each vessel
is provided with thirty days' rations
for a full passenger list, and this lee
way will give time for decision as to
where the unfortunates had best bo
of Life Occurred on the Li
pari Islands.
Rome, Jan. 2.—The Lipari islands
have not been destroyed, nor has
there been any loss of life there.
This news, received with prayers of
gratitude throughout Italy, has just
been brought in by the torpedo boat
bent out by the government to inves
A telegram from the commander of
the vessel informs the minister of ma
rine that a strong earthquake was
experienced through the islands Dee.
28. Some buildings were damaged,
but there were no fatalities.
Rescue Work Very Slow.
Catania, Jan. 2.—The rescue work
at Messina is proceeding with unabat
ed energy, but the conditions are
difficult. The streets are so encum
bered with wreckage that the move
ments of the rescuers are very slow
and the area to. be gone over is so
vast that much time must elapse be
fore all the crevasses, holes, cellars
and heaps of ruins can be examined.
Naples Hospitals Filled.
Naples, Jan. 2.—Up to the present
time 2,000 persons from the earth
quake zone have arrived here. The
hospitals are all filled and the
churches, public halls and theaters
are being fitted up to receive others.
Many of the injured were taken by
force to the hospitals, becoming fren
eied with the idea of being compelled
to enter the institutions.
French 8quadron at
Messina, Jan. 2.—.* French squad
ron has arrived here «*. assist in the
relief work. Five thousand troops
also have arrived an«* are being scat
tered through the c-kv to assist thu
wounded and keep order.
Official Report on LOM of Life at
Rome, Jan. 2.—An official dispatch
received here from Reggio says that
the death list there apparently
amounts to 20,000.
Trains leaving here for the south
are filled almost entirely with news
paper men, relatives of victims or vol
frnteerR for rescue work. These rea
mers are composed of every national
ly of Europe. Some of the volunteers
not speak a word of Italian, but
Uiey go forward simply because they
have hands with which to work. All
volunteers a*o thankfully accepted
and there is room for thousands more
Professor Alfawi of the Florence ob
fcervatory predicts that the seismic
activities will continue for three years
to come. He recommends tne enforce
ment of restrictive building laws In
the earthquake zones of Italy.
The personal accounts of survivort*
all go to confirm the first reports of
the extent of the disaster and they
but add to the gruesome recital of
suffering and pathetic inability to
help the injured. One feature of the
disaster at Reggio is the large num
fcer of homeless children. In some
cases little babies were found creep
ing about in the ruins and It was im
possible to restore them to their par
ents even if their parents are alive.
In many cases survivors recovered
consciousness to find themselves far
away from the zone of the disasters.
Large numbers of survivors have be
come Insane. They try to throw them
selves overboard, if they are at sea,
or to hurl themselves out of car win
What has taken place at Reggio has
been a repetition of the scenes at
Messina. But the proportion of the
population to perish at the former
place is higher. Today the conditions
at Reggio are worse than at Messina,
owing to the danger of epidemic from
decomposing bodies.
It has been proposed, In small vil
lages where not one house remains
standing, to set the debrft QB fir* a$
a means of purification.
Advises Them to Assist In Suc
coring AflluM
Reggio, Jan. 2.—King Victor Em
manuel has returned to the ruins of
Reggio. He traversed the ruins from
one end to the other, comforting the
sufferers and cheering the rescuers.
At one point his majesty came upon
a man buried up to his waist in de
fcris. The king encouraged the unfor
tunate while the soldiers were digging
him out. In the midst of efforts at
rescue the man cried: "Sire^ I can
wait for deliverance, but for Qod's
sake give me food and drink."
Meeting a group of photographers
engaged in taking pictures of the sad
scenes the king chided them for their
"You had much better turn your
efforts to succoring the afflicted,"
said he.
Hospitals have been improvised on
Garibaldi square and they are con
stantly surrounded by the multitudes
of almost nude survivors beseeching
bread. Food supply depots have been
established at other points in the
ruins and long lines of people pray
ing, imploring and cursing are await
ing the rations that are being handed
out as fast as they can be brought in.
It is estimated that 3,000 injured
persons have been taken out from the
rutfll Of thin city.
American Contributions to
Italian Sufferers.
Amount Already Collected Only the
Beginning of What Promises to Be
an Immense Sum in th«t Aggregate.
About $250,000 Worth of Supplies
Already on the Way In Government
New York, Jan. 2.—The spontane
ous action throughout the country to
succor the distress of Italy has as
sumed the character of an imposing
national movement. Reports from all
sections of the country show cities,
individuals, societies, religious bodies,
Red Cross organizations, private cor
porations, commercial bodies and all
branches of public and private life
joining in this humane and practical
expression of the American people in
behalf of the afflicted nation. Already
over $600,000 in cash is in hand and
most of this has been cabled or is on
its way to Italy. The reports ghow
this total to be only the beginning
and the aggregate promises to swell
to millions. Governors of states and
mayors of cities have issued appeals
and a message from the president to
congress is expected when that body
reassembles on Monday.
The New York total is upward of
$l" 0,000 Boston is nearing $50,000
Chicago is raising $100,000 St. Louis
exceeds $25,000 Milwaukee and Provi
dence are each nearing the $5,000
mark, while the initial amounts in
scores of other cities are reaching
thousands of dollars. The Canadian
government has appropriated $100,000
and the city of Toronto has added
$5,000. About $250,000 worth of sup
plies are already on the way to Italy
on the United States supply ship Cel
tic. With the appropriation which the
American congress Is expected to
make the agg-egate ftora the United
States and Canada will run into mil
State of Alabama Now in th$ Prohibi
tion Column.
Montgomery, Ala., Jan. 2 —-Fw the
first time since Alabama became a
state, or in fact since De Soto set his
foot on its sacred soil, the legal sale
of liquor is not a part of its economy.
Historic places where men of national
note have gathered for centuries are
closed and there is a Sunday look
about the entire city that makes men
feel lonesome as they walk down the
The Montgomery liquor men will
test the law. This much has been
decided upon. Leon Weil, of one of
the largest law firms of the South,
will demand a license and on being
refused will test the legality of the
act. In the meantime the better class,
In fact all of the saloons, are closed
Mayor Teague has issued orders to
the police to aee there are no viola
Italian and Indian to Run Marathon
in Buffalo Tonight.
Buffalo, Jan. 2.—Coming here from
his honeymoon, accompanied by his
bride of four days, Tom Longboat,
the famous Indian runner, will run a
race tonight over the full Marathon
distance with Dorando Pietri. Do
rando and Longboat met recently In
Madison Square Garden, New York,
the latter winning, and tonight's race
has attracted much attention among
local sports.
Tonight's race was originally set
for yesterday, New Year's day, but
Longboat's matrimonial ariangements
and other reasons caused the post
Father and Mother End Live* Follow
Ing Death of Daughter.
New York, Jan. 2.—Professor J. P,
Gordy of New York university and his
wife committed suicide a few houra
after the death of their daughter. The
young girl, eighteen years old, died
of pneumonia. After giving way tc
their grief for nearly two hours the
parents of the young woman appeared
to grow more resigned and the physi
cian and nurses left.
The two then retired to their apart
ments and, getting Into bed, swal
lowed the contents of three bottles of
chloroform. Two bour3 later thej
were found dead in each other's arms
Usual Holiday Quiet-
New York, Jan. 2.—Dispatches to
Dun's Trade Review indicate the us
ual holiday quiet in general business,
but there is confidence in a better
movement next week.
Fred M. Warner of Michigan Again
Takes Oath of Office.
Lansing, Mich., Jan. 2.—Chief Jus
tice Blair of the supreme court, in
the executive office of the capttol, ad
ministered the oath of office to the
new state officials, headed by Gov
ernor Fred M. Warner, who begins his
third term as governor of the state.
Immediately following the taking of
oath a salute of nineteen guns was
flrrd by a battery stationed on the
capitol ground. In a brief new year's
greeting to *he state Governor Warner
urged harmonious co-operation toward
making the legislative session, whit'
is about to pen, accomplish more for
all classes of the state's citizenship
than any of Its predecessors.
Thorough investigation Planned
by Committal
Washington, Jan. 2.—That the pro
posed inquiry by the senate commit
tee on appropriations into the method?
of the secret service will be very
searching and comprehensive in its
character has been definitely and au
thoritatively stated. The announce
ment was made by Senator Hale, act
ing chairman of the committee, and
was called out by an intimation that
the inquiry might be prolonged until
after the fourth of next March for the
purpose of permitting the summoning
of President Roosevelt before the com
mlttee as a private citizen to testify
regarding the operations of the secret
service branch of the government.
While stating that so far as he
knew there is no foundation for this
report Senator Hale said that the
various departments of the govern
ment in which secret service men are
known to be employed had been asked
to furnish information on the subject,
and he added that while he had no
doubt of their compliance with thi*
request they would, if necessary, be
officially called upon by a senate reso
lution. He also stated that the in
quiry would be made quite lndepend
ently of the president's strictures, it
Is understood that the committee will
begin its work as soon after the holi
days as the .information from the de
partments is received.
French Women at Nurses.
Paris, Jan. 2.—A party of French
women, members of the Red Cross
society, have left here for Messina to
minister to the wants of the sick and
One of the
of the happy homes of to-day is a vast
fund of information as to the best method.-*
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Products of actual excellence and
reasonable claims truthfully presented
and which have attained to world-wide
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viduals only, but of the many who have
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ing the best the world affords.
One of the products of that class, of
known component parts, an Ethical
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mended by the Well-informed of the
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laxative is the well-known Syrup of Figs
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factured by the California Fig Syrup Co.,
only, and for sale by all leading druggists.
A Happy New Year
We extend to everybody a happy and prosper
ous year for 1909.
We thank our customers for their help in mak
ing the season 1908 the banner year since establish
ing our Drug and Jewelry business in Madison.
During the past year we have endeavored to
satisfy every purchaser who visited this store and
for 1909 we anticipate a larger volume of business
and are making preparations to accommodate
everybody in the line of Drugs, Jrwelry And
Stationery. Respectfully,
President Vice President.
State Bank
flSON, S. D.
We handle only th*
best and deliver to
all parts of thej city
Successor to Jones & Metcalf.
Office it Featoffke ffc MADISON, S. DAK
on draught at
Pricate stock, Wiener style, Bottle beer
at all Leading Saloons in the city.
L. J. AHMANN, Agent.
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