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VOL. XIX. NO. 1 1 2
AUGUST
BUTTE,
SATURDAY
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PRICE FIVE CEN 1 S
A JEWELRY FIRM'S
TROUBLE.
T HE RECENT troubles of
the Wyatt Jewelry House
in Salt Lake City that
ended in bankruptcy and the
sale of their $25, COO stock on
an order from the court, is lia
ble to prove a blessing in dis
guise to the people of Butte.
Wo are creditably informed that
while the original invoice of
this stock amounted to $25,000,
the appraisers saw fit to reduce
it to $20,000, and the court
approved a sale of the entire
stock to the J. H. Leyson com
pany of that city and Butte,
Montana, for $9,000. On the
strength of this purchase the
Utah house inaugurated what
proved to be the most success
ful sale of jewelry ever made in
the west. It is now the inten
tion of the Butte house of J.
H. Leyson to utilize their por
tion of this fortunate purchase
in the same manner. As the
goods stand this firm less than
45 per cent, of their original
cost, it can readily be seen that
they are in a position to make
a special sale of jewelry that is
sure to prove the most remark
able event in the history of
Butte merchandizing. It will
require several days to mark
and arrange the stock for this
sale, which will probably com
mence on or about August 21.
Watch, this space for day and
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TIE REMEUBLE FEET
Of Picquart and the Many Forgeries
Seem to Have no Effect.
Appear to BeQuite Slim Accordingto the Views
Of Those Who Watched the Actions of the
Judges— Labori Will Appear In Court Mon
day or Tuesday—The Assailant Said to Be
Entirely Surrounded.
Rennes, Aug. 19.—The trial of Dreyfus j
was resumed this morning at 6:30, no
special incidents marking the opening of
the proceedings. The first witness was |
Captain Cuignet, an aide-de-camp at the
ministry of war, who was commissioned
by General Gonze last year to classify
and arrange the different documents con
nected with the Dreyfus, Esterhazy and
Picquart affair. Captain Guignet de
clared that he was convinced of the guilt
of the accused.
The first witness in the Dreyfus case
today was Major Cuignet, formerly at
tached to the ministry of war.
He was cross-examined by M. De
mange. The witness declared that he was
convinced of the prisoner's guilt, but
j counsel for the defense pointed out that
several of his statements contradicted
his previous depositions.
! Colonel Jouaust asked Dreyfus if he
: had anything to say, whereupon the pris
i oner vehemently protested against the
denunciation leveled against him, an in
, nocent man.
"All the details which Major Cuignet
j has given on this subject," said the pris
| oner, "sprang out of his own imagina
j tion and are due to the same state of
i mind which prompts the unreasoning
; bitterness even against an innocent
1 man."
j General Boisdeffre, former chief of the
! general staff, was the next witness. He
hurriedly reviewed the leakage in the
ministry of war, the discovery of the
bordereau, the arrest and trial of Drey
fus and the latter's alleged confession.
, The witness believed the confessions
^ were genuine. He next referred to Colo
j nel Picquart's appearance in the intelli
' gence department.
] Tlie witness said that Colonel Picquart
I never doubted the guilt of Dreyfus, and
j never even expressed doubts of hip guilt,
when he took over the duties of the intelli
I gence department. Witness next de
j scribed an interview between himself and
j Picquart, when the latter first mentioned
j Esterhazy, without, however, connecting
1 him with the Dreyfus affair. The witness
j discredited 1 Picquart's statement that the
latter asked him (witness) not to mention
j the investigation to General Gonz. The
I witness then related incidents of his in
terview wth Picquart, how he sent Pic
1 quart to General Gonz and Gonz's subse
1 quent visit to witness advising him to
j continue the investigation in regard to
Esterhazy, but addng that the affair
must not be mixed up with the Dreyfus
case.
"At that time," witness said, "I was
convinced' of the guil't of Dreyfus, and
this conviction is as strong tyday as
ever." (Sensation.) "My conviction is the
same as at the commencement of the af
fair. Esterhazy, it is true, confessed to
having written the bordereua, but he has
made many other statements. He is al
ways telling lies."
Witness referred to the trial and acquit
tal of Esterhazy, then alluded to the
Henry forgery and Caivagnac's interro
gations of Henry.
No Chance of Acquittal.
1 London, Aug. 19.—Revelations of fur
ther forgeries, disavowals by foreign dip
1 lomatists and even Colonel Picquart'«
1 evidence seem to fail to remove the deep
' ening conviction in the minds of specta
1 tors at the court martial being held in
Rennes that Captain Dreyfus has no
chance of acquittal. It is alleged that
members of the court martial have re
fused to even take the trouble to read
copies of the court of cassation's evidence
on the ground that they are fully compe
tent to conduct an independent inquiry,
and that this accounts for the ignorance j
displayed at the trial and the tedious
eharacter of the proceedings. Advocate
Moinard, who is assisting Maitre De
mange of counsel for the defense, and
who watched the progress of the case
yesterday, could not help remarking the
partiality Colonel Jouaust displayed,
especially his hostility toward Picquart,
who gave testimony in favor of the ac
cused man. Should Maitre Labori, as
now seems likely, resume his place as
chief counsel for the defense Monday or
Tuesday, it is probable his provocative
manner In cross-examination will Irritate
the court much more than M. Demange's
j suave style, and further, his delicate po
litical aspect will be considered,
A strong agitation is beginning to be
| manifested in Paris for a convocation of
the chamber of deputies. Should a ma
jority of the members support the de
mand, the government will be compelled
to consent, thus letting loose the llood
gates of interpellation on the Dreyfus
plot, etc .
Picquart's Able Speech.
New York, Aug. 19.—The Rennes corre
spondent of the Tribune, discussing yes
terday's session of the Dreyfus trial,
says: Colonel Picquart has formulated
the most incriminating indictment of the
former chiefs of the general staff yet
brought to light, and, in the opinion of
eminent jurists, Ids evidence, which for
five consecutive hours held the atten
tion of the court and public, and was de
livered without consulting a note and
without hesitation or repetition of a sin
gle word or phrase, constitutes the most
remarkable specimen of oral testimony
ever recorded in a French court of jus
tice. The narrative, not once interrupted
or aided by a question of Maitre De
mange, removed one by one the tissue of
lies elaborately woven by Henry and Du
Pa-ty de Clam to fix Bsterhazy's crime
upon Captain Dreyfus.
Neither Mercier nor Roget, in their
dramatic confrontations with Colonel
Picquart, dared deny any substantial ele
ment of his .testimony which, to any im
parital observer, sets forth as clearly as
sunshine the overwhelming presumption
that it was Esterhazy and not Dreyfus
who wrote the bordereau and delivered
to Germany the documents enumerated
in it. It is painfully evident that Colonel
Picquart is Captain Dreyfus' sole de
fender. Maitre Demange seems as if
glued to in's seat, his questions submitted
to the court witli a view to cross-exam
ining tlie witnesses for the prosecution
are perfunctory, while he never aids nor
draws out favorable developments from
his own witnesses. It is scarcely possi
ble for anyone not following the proceed
ings here in court to appreciate the tir
l-ible loss the defense has. sustained by
the shot fired by Maitre Labori's would
be assassin.
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Paris, Aug. 19.—The Paris papers are
full of comments on Colonel Schneider's
telegram. The Rennes correspondent of
the Petit Bleu says: General Mercier
will protest against the allegation that
the letter is a forgery. He declares that
it is authenticated by comparison with
other documents from the same source.
The Figaro says: General Mercier's only
way to prove his good faith is to name
the person who gave him the document
and to prove that this person got it in
a legitimate way.
The Rappel says: The Schneider for
gery shows that in order to accumulate
proofs against Dreyfus resort had to be
made to another le Mercier Picard.
M. Jaurès, in the Petit Republique, de
mands an investigation of the Schneider
matter.
The Eelio de Paris says: Such little
foreign maneuvers are intended to im
pose upon the court martial and were
quite expected.
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Guerin's House Besieged.
Paris, Aug. 19.—A strict blockade ha«
been established in the Rue de Chabron,
and the authorities have this morning
j begun a regular siege of the building In
which M. Guerin and his anti-Semite eol
leagucs have entrenched themselves.
Assailant Surrounded.
New York, Aug. 19.—A dispatch to the
Journal and Advertiser from Rennes
says: The assassin of Labori is sur
rounded, and should be caught and
brought In within 48 hours. His trail was
picked up at a farm on the road between
the Fougeres road and Servon, on tlie
way to Paris. Here he was seen plod
ding along the road early Thursday
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morning. He stopped at a barber s at
Servon and got a razor to shave himself.
He looked tired and worn out. Satisfac
tory traces were also found of him at
Chateau Giron, some miles further on,
and it is now evident that he is follow
ing the road to Paris.
War Will Soon Come.
London, Aug. 19.—The latest franchise
kite from Pretoria has failed of its ex
pected effect. It is merely regarded as a
device to gain time. There is no cessa
tion of the war preparations on either
side. The Transvaal government is be
ginning to move troops to the border and
the police on the frontier have been or
dered to strictly prohibit any cattle leav
ing the country while the treasury of the
republic is receiving large amounts of
gold beyond ordinary requirements.
Field Marshal Lord Wolsley, command
er in chief of the British army, was in
consultation at the war office yesterday
with Littleton, assistant military secre
tary, and the headquarters staff. Ten
ders of immediate supply of large stores
of forage and general stores were under
consideration.
It is already reported that Colonel Hec
tor McDonald, recently appointed to an
important Indian command, but who has
delayed taking up his post, is really wait
ing to be ordered to South Africa under
command of Lieutenant General Sir
Frederick Walker, who relieves General
Sir William Francis Butler as command
er of the British troops there.
Indian War Exaggerated.
San Diego, Cal., Aug. 19.—A letter re
ceived in this city from M. Marks, one of
the proprietors of the Grand hotel at
Hermosillo, Sonora. Mexico, contains tlie
information that the reports sent to this
country concerning the Yaqui Indian
trouble have been greatly exaggerated.
Mr. Marks claims to have obtained relia
ble information from an employe whom
he detailed to investigate the conditions
existing between the Mexicans and the
Indians.
"The Yaqui insurrection is confined
only to the towns of Wiskain and Bo
cam," says Mr. Marks. "The government
has sufficient forces in the field to sup
press the trouble within the next few
weeks. None of the Yaquis have left the
great haciendas of the Gendares or Don
Andres Cavnon, where there are at least
250 Yaquis living. They are all peace
able,"
Utah Boys Welcomed.
Salt Lake, Utah, Aug. 19.—Batteries A
iand.B, Utah artillery, arrived from San
I Francisco at 12:30 today. The soldiers
! wer" given a hearty welcome at the depot
; by a large and enthusiastic crowd. Var
! ious military organizations and civic so
il cieties escorted the returning volunteers
: through gaily decorated streets to Cal
: der's park, where the governor and other
state officers delivered addresses of wel
I come. Responses were made by Majors
I R. W. Young and F. A. Grant. After dis
I tribu ting state badges to all the state
: volunteers an elegant luncheon was
; served in the park. All business was sus
pended for the day, and thousands of
people congregated all along the line of
march. General W. H. Penrose was
I grand marshal and all military and civic
I societies of the city and principal cities
1 and towns in the state took part in the
parade.
Chinese Consul's Appeal.
San Francisco, Aug. 19.— Ho Yow, the
local Chinese consul general, has just
issued a printed appeal to American cap
I i ta lists, imploring them to organize a
: gigantic corporation to take advantage
! of the splendid commercial advantages
j offered in China. The document, which
! Ho Yow now asserts was not issued by
1 him in an official character, has created
j considerable comment in diplomatic eir
' des. In fact, many experienced diplo
I mats go so far as to criticize the Chinese
; consul for uttering in his appeal what
; they term anti-European sentiments.
I The consul openly refers them to the
j friendly feelings his people hold for the
Uniiud States and intimates that the
got eminent he represents has little love
fet the European powers.
Fiist Trial Race.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 19.—CaptainWood
bury Kane said last night that it was
practically settled that the first trial race
will take place off Newport on September
10. Be said the Newport course had been
selected because of its proximity to Bris
tol. to which yachts would have to go in
ease of an accident. The towing.to New
York and out to Sandy Hook course, he
said, would consume a great ileal of time
unnecessarily. Tlie Columbia will go to
Bristol today to have her steel mast
stepped.
Navigator Was Careless.
Manila, Aug. 19.—The board appointed
to examine into the causes of the ground
ing of the United States cable ship Hook
er, which recently went ashore near the
mouth of Corregidor harbor, finds that
the accident occurred in daylight on a
reef shown on the chart, and that there
' were evidences of carelessness on the
' parr, of the navigator of the vessel. If
! no storm intervenes, hopes are enter
j tain-d that the vessel may be hauled off
! and repaired. Her hull was badly torn
jby the coral reef on which she struck.
IN OFFLL LIST
Of the Large Number of
Victims of the
PORTO RICAN HURRICANE
It Shows That Distress is Widespread
And Relief is Urgently Needed
Work Is Eeing Found For Those
Who Are Willing to Take It.
New York, Aug. 19.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Ponce, Porto Rico, says:
These official figures' are given of the cas
ualties in Ponce district, due to the hurri
cane: Dead, buried in city, 111; dead,
buried in the country, 250; swept out to
sea and drowned, 150; serious hospital
cases resulting from the storm, 200. The
whole of Ponce valley from Juana Diaz
down is a complete ruin. Trees, houses,
piles of river sand, bodies of cattle and
general debris are scattered everywhere.
The highway cannot be picked out in the
midst of the wreckage and traveling is
I dangerous, even yet. in Ponce repairs are
j being pushed rapidly. The carts avail
I able are not sufficient to- carry off tlie of
! Tensive matter left by the Hood. The local
i stores are resuming business. Telegraph
I ic communication has not been estab
! fished with San Juan. The French rnil
! way company lias failed. Other failures
; of merchants, may follow, as the loss- to
j stores was heavier than at first thought,
i Lieutenant Carnes, president of the
j board of health, had in the hospitals be
I fore the storm one ease of yellow fever
1 and eight cases of smallpox. The latter
i were from the country districts, and no
I further cases have developed. He thinks
: the city is perfectly safe from an out
j brt?ak of tlie disease, but if it should come
! ho is fully equipped and able to check it.
j There was danger of infection during the
i first three days, hut prompt work pre
! vented it. While food- is dear, the lieu
tenant estimates that there is stored in
the island' plenty to tide over the present
distress. He thinks it would be better for
the government to buy supplies here than
to ship them from tlie United States. He
is positively of the opinion that the best
plan of relief would be to g.ve the able
bodied adults work.
Giving supplies indiscriminately will
make the people, who are naturally indo
j lent, beggars. He says that during the
i first days, when food was given to every
j body, men refused to do work of any kind
at $2 gold a day. Supplies were stopped
; and now they will work at ordinary
j wages. He suggests a loan from a bank
' to help out the planters, so that they can
j employ labor. In tlie southern* districts
j of the island the misery is very great, and
is more apparent now than it was inime
! dialely after tlie storm, but the govern
I ment has the famine districts well in hand
j and has shown itself competent to deal
with the situation. Rt lief is being rapidly
I and' effectively distributed. Each post
I commander has received $1,000 and lim
ited supplies of food for distribution.
; More supplies aie being forwarded as fast
as possible. Each commander lias ap
pointed district officer."' who dispense tlie
' food and money or give employment. The
1 mayors of the towns receive no mom y or
j supplies, but witli scarcely an exception
they have rendered valuable assistance.
Besides the loss of the crops, the loss of
fife has been extremely heavy. Coming
from almost every by-road pathetically
humble funeral processions re met, the
bodies being wrapped in paim leaves. The
majority of the dead were washed away.
The A: bo ni to district suffered severely.
The official figures given by tlie alcalde
are; Killed by storm, 20; wounded, 60;
houses destroyed in the town and the
I country surrounding. 1.228. The barracks
I in Aibonito were totally destroyed. Many
! soldiers had a narrow esc ape. One was
killed and' several were wounded. One is
| still missing. In the count: y district of
1 Jaun Diaz, says the mayor of the town,
1150 persons were killed in the storm and
; many are ill. In ail' the districts in the
I island extreme poverty is likely to con
tinue for at least two years.
Large Contributions.
Washington, Aug. 19.—Among the con
tributions for the Porto Rico storm suf
ferers received at the war department to
day were from President McKinley, $ 220 ;
Vice President Hobart, $250; Secretary
Hoot, $2.">0; William Barbour, New York,
$250; August Belmont, New Yoik, $500.
A letter has been reeeivid from the .Mer
chants' Association of New York saying
$10,000 has been collected for Porto Rico.
TELEGRAPHIC BRIEFS
! Berlin, Aug. 19.—The lower house of
' the Prussian diet today rejected the en
tiro canal bill by a vote of 2-5 to 175.
ashington, Aug. 19.—Secretary Root
j issued orders today for the Twenty-sev
) entli. Thirty-first and Thirty-fourth regi
I ments, volunteer infantry, to proceed to
j San Francisco at once. These regiments
j will sail for Manila when tiie transports
are provided.
' Madrid, Aug. 19.—It is announced tlie
bubonic plague was brought to Oporto,
Portugal, by a steamer loaded with rice
1 from India, and that 46 cases altogether
have been reported.
j Cape Haytien, Aug. 19.—Reinforce
ments of troops sent to the front by the
government of Santo Domingo in efforts
te> suppress tile revolution have been de
feated and driven back at Monte Christi.
Washington, Aug. 19.—Tlie call for gold
certificates in exchange for gold coin ac
cording to last reports amounts to $ 20 ,
821,800.
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Showing
of New
Carpets
There never was a time when we were
as Well prepared to do a fine business in
line Carpets ns we are today. We have
n stock of high-grade Carpets that excela
those of past seasons and of the present
wherever found in Montana. Then we
have re-organized this department. With
Mr. Sliiely at its head, an expert drapery
man from Washington and Denver to at
tend to the beautifying of homes and two
expert Carpet layers and litters from,
Chicago, we are prepared to make sug
gestions, draw designs and carry out all
work in an artistic manner to a degree
of excellence never before attempted.
See the Fine Carpets in Our
Front Windows
Bigelow's Imperial
Axminsters
Shown in a big variety of styles, all
strictly new and never before shown.
Olive green background with festooned
floral designs of roses, etc., border to
mutch.
Cream background with sprays, em
pires of pink roses and small rococo de
signs, border to match.
Camel's hair background in a rare
Bokhara design, rich colorings in a mag
nificent conception, suitable for Rugs,
handsome border to match in maroon
and dark blue.
Rich camel's habf-background, Turkish
designs and colorings, with a beautiful
border to match.
A rich shaded green background, with
a choice floral design in browns, reds
and blue, with a magnificent border,
showing terra cotta and dark blue.
Savonerie High
Pile Axminsters
A magnificent assortment of rarely
beautiful designs, principally floral ef
fects, astonishingly rich for parlors andl
reception rooms. Shown with back
grounds of greens, dark royal blue, tans,
reds, Nile green and others. _
Body Brussels Carpets
All lovers of art have heard of Morris,
the celebrated poet, author and artist.
In a rich Body Brussels we have a design,
Egyptian in s4yle and characters, com
posed by this artist, a sure guarantee
that this particular piece is a gem. Color
ings are green, chrome, terra cotta and
black. Ask to see it.
BUNDHAAR WILTONS, just right for
libraries. A pretty one in terra cotta,
blue anil ivory, detached figures.
Lots of others. We have them.
Three-Day
Carpet Sale
Look carefuly at these items—every one
is a trade winner—representing the «high
est values obtainable in dependable Car
pets, correct in designs and colorings.
Closing out these new goods to make
room for newer ones at a higher price.
Now is the time to make your selections.
COTTON INGRAINS ....................
30c values for 15c
GRANITE INGRAINS ...................
45c values for 25c
UNION INGRAINS .....................
50c values for 35c
BEST ALL WOOL IGRAINS ...........
75c values for 45c
MOQUETTE CARPETS, Axminsters,
too, in a variety of patterns that can
not be duplicated by the manufacturer,
regular $1.25 and $1.50 values ..........
Closing out price 65c
JAPAN AND CHINA MATTING, regu
larly sold at from 20 c to 60c a yard, ac
cording to quality, all go at ............
half Price
TAPESTRY BRUSSELS .................
6oc values for 35c
65c values for 40c
75c values for 55c
90c values for 65c
$1.00 values for 75c
WILTON VELVETS ....................
$1.00 values for 65c
Come quickly and get your share ofi
these BARGAINS. _
Hennessy s
Butte, Mont.

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