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"The Philpsburg Mal' We Do Yours? VOL. XIV: NO. 12. PIILIPSBURG GRANITE COUNTY, MONTANA. FRIDAY APRIL 13,1900. PRICE: $3.00 A YEAR. This is no sensational store; no spasmotlc bargain s or, in plainer terms, no hates, but best values always.I GENTS' FURNISHINGS BOOTS, SHOKS JND RUBBER GOODS, CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER; A FIT GUARANTEED, LADIES' FINE FOOTWEAR, J. C.McLeod, the Furnisher. CITY LIVERY AND FEED STABLES -THE-- -GOOD IN K RT I OUTFITS RIGS . °FOR IN THE C MMERCIBI LrrY" -- MEN 'BUSSES TO AND FROM ALL TRAINS; Stages for Anaconda and Granite. First-Class Service. BLACK AND WHITE HEARSES J. J. Carmichael, Proprietor. Our Trade Is Increasing Every Day 4 and it is the_, Best Goods Best Prices Best Treatment THAT IS DOrING TH BUSINESS Batavia Asparagus, regular price 65c, now ..................... 35 Batavia Sweet Potatoes, regular price 20c, now ................... 12k Monarch Sweet Potatoes, regular price 20c, now .................. 15 Monarch Pumpkin, regular price 25c, now ....................... 20 Trmaine's TomPatoes, regular price 25c, now ...................... 30 Heinz's Tomato Soup, regular price 40c, now ..................... 20 H. O. Rolled Oats, per package ................................. 15 H. O. Hominy, per package ................................ 15 Hicker's Rolled Oats ...... ....... .......................... 15 Shaw's Pancake Flour, per package ............................. 12 Sioux Buckwheat Flour, per package............................. 12 Old Fashioned Country Sorghum, per gallon................... 75 Warwick Table Sauce, per bottle ................................ 20 Celery Sauce, per pint bottle.................... .............. 85 Pickles, Mexican Hot and Celery Relish, in f-pint bottles......... 15 JOHN NEU. ), Walker Commercial Co. Granite, Montana. ..DRESS GOODS..! N ·i and we are ready for the onslaught, feeling confident that we can please E . the most fastidious taste at prices most economical, Among the more de. N sirable Fabrics we are showing may be mentioned a Full Line of Scotch Plaids, P Serges, Brilliantines, Two.Tone Mixtures, Pin Stripes, Brocades, Covert Suitings, F R Silk and Wool Crepons, etc, SOUR EASTER OFFERING . U I With Each Dress Pattern Purchased E U This Week We Will Furnish Free All Necessary Linings and Findings. Quality of Linings S Depend on Quality of Dress Goods Purchased. FOR ON E W EEK ONLY Your Money Back If You Want It. NEWYS PSEOKIseaTFIaVAI Another Bloody Battle Fought in South Africa, BOERS ARE AGAIN VICTORIOUS The Attack Rlesumed--lHeavy Cannonading Near Elandslaagte-Very Mysterious Movements Around HlIoein fonteln and Elsewhere. ALIWAL NORTH, April 10.-An en gagement took place yesterday at Wep ener. The Boer Vickers-Maxim did considerable execution at first, but the British guns soon got the range and did great havoc. The Rourville commando has gone to Wepener. The fighting at Wepener was severe and lasted all day long. The Boers re ceived a check. The casualties were rather heavy on both sides. Anothe commando is advancing toward Wepener from Dewet's Dorp. Heaving fighting was contined at Weperer this morning. The result is unknown. Three Boer commandos are attacking the town. LAursmnI~, April 10.-Heavy firing was heard early this morning in the direction of Sunday's river. It contin ued for a few hours. No details of the engageument have been received. PTETERSMARITZBURG, April lf).-Heavy cannonading commenced this morning in the vicinity of Elandslaa'gte. BETHULIE, Orange Free 'State, Mon day, April 9.-It is expected that the Beers will endeavor to retake and de stroy the bridge over the Orange river. Consequently, extraordinary precau tions have been taken. A force of Boers is located 12 miles east. Asa matter of fact, the Boers practically again hold the Free State eastward of the railroad, and are greatly encouraged by their suc ceses at Reddersburg and Korn spruit. LowNoR. April 11. -The Beer attack on Generall Brabant's force at Wepener was resumed again at dawn. The en smy's attack on two or three sides on Monday lasted until 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon, when the firing ceased and it was believed that the enemy had been beaten off; bat it was announced from Aliwal North that the fighting had again begun. Brabant's force, numbering from 2,000 to 3,000, hold positions in a rough country. It is not known what the nu merical strength of the Boers is, but whatever it may be, it is being rapidly augmented. A body of 2,000 Boers is mnarching marching towards Springfon tein from Smithfield, between Wepener and Springfontein. The detonation of heavy guns was heard at Maseru, on Monday. Sir Godfrey Lagden, the British resident commissioner of Bas utoland, has left Maseru for the border. The events in the southeast portion of the Free State have caused the Eighth division, which had been or dered to Fourteen Streams, to be di. verted to Springfontein. Mysterious Movements Continue. Mysterious movements of troops at Bloemfontein are proceeding. The newspaper correspondents are not al lowed to telegraph their destinations, and the presumption is that Lord Rob erts is making dispositions to cut off the raiding Boer forces when they try to withdraw northward from the pursuing British columns. Tha reappearance of the Boers in the occupied gcuntry has caused a revival of the warlike feeling among the Free State's of the Faurosmith and Philip polis districts. The federal agents are busy getting details of the surrendered ,oers, and owing to the British garri. sons being withdrawn from these dis tricts the British residents are uneasy and sent delegates to Springfontein to ask for help. They were told that steps for their defense would be immediately taken. The Boers are reported to have ven tured south of Biggarsberg, and to be posting heavy guns four miles north of Elanudslaagto. They are also said to have fortified the vicinity of Wessels Nek. General Sir Frederick Carrington has reached Cape Town and is going to Beira, Portuguese East Africa, forth. with. The war office proposes to land at Cape Town before the end of May 20,. 000 horses, which will be conveyed there in 28 steamers sailing from New Or leans, Buenos Ayres and Australian ports. The Westminster Gazette likens the British campaign to "the fruitless series of campaigns in which the large, dis ciplined armies of Spain sought to crush the Cuban insurrection," adding: "Of course our troops far excel in valor and discipline the conscript arm ies of Spain and the climate is in our favor, but our enemies equally excel the ragged levies of the Cuban insurgents." IN IT FOR ALL WINTER. Britons Reluctantly Admit That Robe'lt Is in for a Long Campaign. LoxnDO,, April 11.-Britons are now beginning, though reluctantly, to realize that Lord Roberts is in for a winter campaign lasting several months. This is the end, in a few words, of the high hopes based upon Lord Roberts' bril. liant dash to Kimberley and Bloenmfon. tein. Preparations are being made to hold Bloemfontein against surprises. Lord Kitchener has been given an important dity, being responsible for the protec tion of the railway, while Lord Roberts is waiting for remounts and winter clothing for the troops, whose thin cot tonl khaki uniforms and boots are worn onot. General Brabant and General Gatacre are both at a standstill. Lord Roberts will probably for some time confine his Iperations to clearing the Free State behind hint of raiders and to relieving SMLafeking, for which purpose the citire Eighth division, now arriving at Cape town, has'been ordered to Kimberley. Lady Sarah Wilson and other Mafek ing correspondents send diaries of the doings there showing that the Boers have tried by withdrawing from their trenches to lure the besieged into a wired ambush. Fortunately the British engineers discovered the mine, cut the wires and unearthed 250 pounds of dy namite and war gelatine. What the chances are for an advance to Pretoria may be judged by the fact that only 6,000 to 10,000 horses are on their way to the Cape and from the further fact that the military tailoring department only within the last three weeks began the manufacture of woolen khaki uniforms. It is said it will take at least two months to provide 200,000 uniforms. REJOINING COMMANDOS. Hany Boers Are Again Taking Up Arms Against the British. ALIWAL NOr.TH, Monday, April 9. Small bodies of the enemy have been seen across the river near the town of Odendentstroom. The pont (ferry) has been destroyed. There is another com mando of 600 at Rouxville. A larger one has left Smithfield for Wepener. There are two commandos around Wepener, but thus far there has only been outpost firing. A lieutenant of Brabant's horse has been captured at Rouxville by Boers, who had previously surrendered. The landrost is also said to have broken his oath. Many Boers who have already taken the non-com battant's oath are rejoining their old commandos. SLEEP IN TRENCIIES. Greatest Vigilance Is Exercised Around Bloemft ntein. LONDON, April 11.-The Bloemfontein correspondent of The Telegraph, tele graphing Sunday, says: The railway and telegraph are work ing well. Works and trenches have been prepared in suitable positions around Bloemfontein. The greatest vigilance is exercised. Some of the troops sleep in the trenches. Confirmation has been received of the *ports that the Boers are in laager in rtcsiderable force with 10 guns at Donkerspoort, 18 miles southeast. Thb British scouts report another body still closer. The Boer patrols have grown very daring, venturing much nearer our tents. PRETORIA, Saturday, April 7.--Ad vices from Mafeking say a band of armed Kaffirs left Mafeking, through the burgher's lines during the night of April 5 and were followed and sur rounded in the bush, when they were shelled by a Maxim-Nordenfeldt gun. The Boers then stormed the Kaffir pc.si tion, killing 31. The Kaffirs fought stubbornly. Skirmishes are reported at Biggars berg and in the Free State, mostly be. tween patrols. W. S. Campbell was a visitor in the city from Stone Tuesday. TO I(EIPW\ , A. (LA4 I1( OVI'1 His Seat in the Senate Will Be Declared Vacant, EVIDENCE WAS SUFFICIENT nate ('ommlittee Unalllimousll Voes t I)eclare the Seat Vacant-A-11 Shades of Opinion Expressed -Taetles of Relators Censured. WAsmHINGTON, April 11.-The senate committee on privileges and elections has decided by a unanimous vote to recommend the adoption of a resolution declaring that Hon. W. A. Clark of Montana is not entitled to occupy his seat as a senator from Montana. The decision was reached after a two hours sitting, at which all the members of the committee were present except one. The absentee was Senator Caffery of Louisiana and he wired his vote in op position to Mr. Clark. The ballot was not taken until all the members present had expressed themselves upon the question, some of them speaking at some length and all expressing different shades of opinion. Senator Harris of Kansas indicated the most pro nounced leaning toward leniency for Mr. Clark. He did not express any doubt that there had been a lavish expenditure of money in Mr. Clark's behalf, and while not con doning this course, he spoke in terms of strong condemnation of the tactics pur sued by some of his (Clark's)opponents, referring especially to Congressman Campbell and former State Senator Whiteside. He said that whatever Mr. Clark's offenses, they were but little worse than the methods pursued by Campbell and Whiteside in their efforts to expose the senator, and he insisted that if the report was to be antagonistic to Mr. Clark it should at the same time relate in full detail the course pursued by the two principal witnesses against him. Evidence WVas Cumulative. Senator Pettus practically agreed with Mr. Harris. The two senators also expressed some doubt as to the jus tification of the conclusion drawn by a redority of the committee that Senator OCark's candidacy for the senate began in August, 1898, when he returned to Butte from New York. The effect of this conclusion was to charge up the entire $139,000 which Senator Clark confessed to having expended, to his campaign for the senate. Senator McComas was among the senators who expressed himself as con vinced that the senatorial seat was in view from the beginning. Mr. Mc Comas, however, united with other seln ators in condemning the methods pur sued in prosecuting the case. The concensus of opinion of the com mittee appeared unfavorable to accept i..GRAND BALL.. To be Given at Fireman's Hall on jFriday Evening, April 20j I Music by Westphal's Orchestra, i lEverybody Cordially Invited Our Idea of Businecss ..... Is to Have People Satisfied. ,E ALWAYS PURCHASE THE BEST GOODS AND TEST THEM BEFORE OFFERING THEM TO THE PUBLIC, THE QUESTION OF QUALITY IS EVERYTHING WITH US, J. S. THORP ..I ing any one especial feature against Mr. Clark as the basis for the report against him, the general opinion being that it was the cnmulative character of the testimony that should be considered rather than any one especial detail. Senators Chandler and Turley were directed to prepare the report. It is ex pected to be presented at an early day. Senator Clark was at the Capitol when the announcement of the action of the committee was made known. He was surprised at the result, but refused to make a statement until after consul tation with his friends and attorneys. Vote on Quay Case April 24. WASH.INGrON, April 11.-After agree ing to vote on the Quay case April 24, the senate devoted the remainder of the session to eulogies on the late Repre sentative Bland of Missouri. DEWEY TO WITHDIIRAW. Apparently Good Authority Says He Will Get Out of the Race. NEW YORK, April 11.-A Washington special to The Evening World says: It is asserted on what seems to be good authority that Admiral Dewey has de oided to withdraw as a candidate for the presidency and that within a few days he will formally announce his de cision. His brother-in-law, John R. McLean, is alleged to be responsible for this latest move. "Within 48 hours Admiral Dewey has been in consultation with Democratio leaders and others antagonistic to Pres ident McKinley, and the opinions then expressed, together with unfavorable or non-committal views voiced by the newspapers, decided him, it is asserted, to withdraw from the contest. Advance the Price of Coal. MILWAUKEE, April 11.-At a confer ence of coal dealers representing Mil waukee and ports at the head of the lakes the price of soft coal was ad vauced $1.05 per ton. The cause for the advance in price is due to high freight rates. Broke All Records for Passports. WASHINOTox, April 11.-The passport division of the state department broke all records during the day. The num ber of passports issued were 165. This great rush is thought to be occasioned in great part by the Paris exposition. Increansing t.e Squadron. KINxs'rox, Jam., April 11.-News has been received here that the British North America and West Indies squad ron is to be increased by a battleship, two cruisers and several torpedo boats. Captured Coln Counterfeiter. NEW YORK, April 11.-United States secret service officers from Philadelphia arrested William Mohlere at Paterson, N. Y., while he was at work manufac turing counterfeit silver money. A Hoylh Prank. When the nIews reaic:ed this city Tuesday afternoon that the senate comn mittee on privileges and elections had reported adversely to United States Senator W. A. Clark somne ,one placed a large piece of c'rep oi the door of the ('all ofl'e. In view of the fact that the Call editor was one of Mr. Clark's most fal ihfnl snpporters in this county such a performance wolld seoul rather poor taste The hsovi-h act. even if intended for nothing more than a joke, is such as Sc unllllllity can appreciate.