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Daily Inter Mountain.
VOL. XIX. NO. 163
To Be Presented
By Hontana J
To her volunteers as a slight
tribute to their patriotism and j
valor, arrived in Butte Thurs.
day and are now j»
©/"AT^nS) I
Mr. Leyson extends to all a ^
cordial invitation to call and in- f
spect them, and takes pardon- J>
able pride in showing the peo- x
pie that no mistake was made x
% when this important order was $
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j In Regard to the Fighting of the Forces
j» îtl SOllth AffTCä»
France and Russia Are Anxious to Prevent England's
Annexation of the Transvaal and Free State--Great
Britain Has Hade an Alliance With Germany—=Gen.
Yule Has Been Compelled to Fall Back From the
Position He Has Occupied of Late at Dundee~-Kim
berly Panic Stricken.
London, Oct. 24.—The \\ ar office here
has this morning been attempting- to ex
plain the summary of the situation in
Natal furnished by Field Marshal Lord
Wolseley to the house of commons yes
terday. His statement is now said to
have created unnecessary alarm and it
is asserted that what the official not<^
called Gen. Yule's retirement would be
more accurately described as "a change
of position for tactical reasons.", and
that the alarm for the safe 1 y of the
wounded is not justified.
It is further explained that the wound
ed could not be moved but the fact that
they had to be left to their fate while the
British forces made a strategic move
ment to the rear shows the suspense of
the house at the absence of subsequent
news is amply justified and that the
heavy' fighting on Friday and perhaps
Saturday is perhaps a prelude to still
sterner work.
In the absence of authentic news there
are a number of contradictory rumors
afloat, but the most reasonable interpré
tation of the various reports seems to
indicate that there was some artillery
practice at Glencoe Saturday and Sun
day, but no fighting at close quarters.
The afternoon papers here sharply
criticize Wolseiey's summary of the Na
tal situation. They say it has a distinct
resemblance to the statement of the
Spanish ministry when preparing their
countrymen for news of the disaster at
Santiago. This, however, is probably an
overstrained view.
There is no denying, however, that
great suspense and anxiety exists which
has been increased by the report in cir
culation purporting to emanate from of
ficial quarters to the effect that the Boers
have secured the services of thirteen
thousand natives.
News has at length been received di
rect from Col. Baden Powell dated Mafo
king Oct. 15. It confirms the statement
that in the armored train light the Brit
ish had two men killed and fifteen
wounded, including Lieut. Lord Charles
Bentineck, of the Ninth Lancers, slight
ly wounded.
The latest advices from Kimberly un
der date of Oct. 21, said the Boers at
tack was still pending and that large
Boer forces in the neighborhood had de
stroyed big sections of the railroad line,
north and south of the town.
Gen, Yule's Move.
London, Oct. 24.—The parliamentary
secretary of the war office, George Wynd
ham, in the house of commons today an
nounced that Field Marshal Lord Wolse
ley, commander in chief of the forces,
sums up the siauation in Natal today as
General Yule has fallen back to effect
a junction with Sir George Stewart
White. He camped y rsterday evening
about sixteen miles south of Dundee
without seeing anything of the enemy
during the march and it lias since been
reported that "All's well on the Wasch
bank river." General White fought a
successful action with the Orange Free
State force today on the road between
Ladysmith and New Castle and should
join hands with General Yule this even
ing. Gen. Yule reports his wounded are
doing well. The Boer wound* d on our
hands are treated just as our own and I
have every occasion to believe the Boers
will treat any of our wounded in their
hands in a similarly humane manner.
Mr. Wyndham added I may remind the
house that the Transvaal is a party to
the Geneva convention. Lord Wolseley
further says:
1 have also received from Gen. Walk
er at Cape Town the following message:
"The last message from Kimberly Oct.
22, at 2 p. m., reports ail well."
America's Duty.
Neiv York, Oct. 24.—A special to the
Herald from Washington says: Clifton
R. Breckinridge, United States minister
to Russia during the second Cleveland
administration, in an interview states
that in case any nation or combination
of nations should attempt to embarrass
England in the present war in South Af
rica, it would be the imperative duty of
the United States to take the part of
Great Britain and sustain her with our
whole moral and material strength. He
"Great Britain's action in South Africa
is in line with the duty and develop
ment of the Anglo-Saxon race. In her
present struggle she deserves tlie unani
mous support of the American people.
I In ease other European nations should
through intrnational jealousies attempt
j to retard her in the cear and simple
j duty she is perfecting at this tinte, the
I conduct of the United Staus should be
determined by considerations mightier
! than mere political pedancy or political
j precedence. Wo should be enjoined by
! every sentiment of patriotism and every
j consideration of racial kinship to stand
I shoulder to shoulder with our brothers
across the sea."
Some Powers Object.
New York, Oct. 24.—A d
Herald from Beilin say
from Brussels announce
Transvaal legation circles
that France and Russia w
the annexation of the T
Orange Free State to Englt
tral committee of the Gern
society is sending surgeon
complete ambulance ma
Transvaal by t lie East
steamer leaving Naples in
Delagoa bay. The Engiis
society, to whom offers of
ance were made, decline
ispatch to the
s: Telegrams
that in the
: it is stated
ill no: permit
ransvaal and
tnd. The cen
ian Red Cross
s, nnrs s and
•eriitls to the
Africa line
November for
It Red Cross
some asslst
.1 them with
Heavy Loss of Life.
New York, Oct. 24.—A dispatch to the
World from London says: The ministers
and their supporters are now realizing
that they plunged into the war with reck
less haste, and the queen's message—in
which she speaks of "dearly bought vic
tories" and "dreadful loss of llf*-"—indi
cate with a plainness which she has
never before permitted herself to indulge
in under like circumstances her disap
proval of the war. The British forces
in Natal have already lost in killed or
wounded nearly 500 men in three days'
fighting. The Gordon highlanders lost
only, one officer and five iron kille 1 in
their famous attack on Da:gai heights
in the Afridt campaign, while a: Elands
laagte they had four officers killed anti
nine wounded, 20 men ki.h d and 32
wounded. The Boers distinguish and
shoot the officers by reason of their car
rying no rifles, their unir rm !■■':,g the
same as that of the men.
Second Attack Made.
the Chirac;*
Th po.Hilo;
is oa as'; a
ma ry of th ■ t'.ive ;.o- ;
of commons, to the • ff t
umr.s of Boers were Mor.Ja
valuing from the north and west, oblig
ing General Yule to fall back from Dun
dee and concentrate at Glencoe junction.
This open appeared so vital that it ap
peared necessary to leave tlie wounded
at Dundee. News from Glencoe and
from all points at the front is of the
me age re st sort.
A special from Ladysmith says: "An
Englishman named Reilly says that when
he was leaving Dundee camp on Satur
day night the Boers were shelling the
town and camp with heavy guns, and
that the English guns wre unable to
make effective return for the reason that
they could not reach the Boer batteries.
Tliis is the reason why General Yule
shifted his camp a mile away, so as to
be out of reach of the Boer guns, which
were directing their lire against his mag
Kimberley is still panic stricken, and
continues, through Rhodes, to call for
help, but how it is to be secured is at
present a puzzle for the war department.
The Indian transport Palatia arrived at
Durban on Monday ond disembarked a
squadron of the Fifth dragoons. These
may go on to Kimberley, but it is un
likely, in view of Yule's predicament at
Glencoe. More troops are expected at
Capetown daily. Captain Chichester has
gon there to arrange for the military
balloons brought by the Palatia to be
sent to the front.
British-German Alliance.
New York, Ost. 24.—A dispatch to the I
Tribune from London says: Tin- sailing j
of ttie channel squadron today for Gib- J
raltar is now regarded by the keenest j
observers as an indication that some un- ,
expected attack upon British interests ;
ts possible. The magnitude of the pre- |
parafions of the war, which are out of,
jail proportions to the requirements of the i
military situation, cpn be adequately ex- j
plained on the theory that the govern- J
ment suspected that some great power;
would be tempted to seize the opportu- I
nlty for striking a sudden blow or car- j
rying out a deeply cherished policy. j
The quarter front which such an attack
of this kind may come is unmistakable, j
The Russian press has had license to
criticize the English policy in South Af
rica, in the most acrid way. and a rumor
that Herat may be occupied is already in
the air. British commercial interests in
Persia are so large that a Russian seiz-J
ure of the commanding position in west
ern Afghanistan would be a serious
stroke, aimed directly against free trade.
ThWt '•t«ems a more likely menace than
the forcing of the Dardanelles by the Rus
sian Black sea fleet. The movement of a
powerful French fleet to the Levant co
incides with the circulation of a rumor
that the Russian advance may be resum
ed in Asia while England is preoccupied
at war in South Africa.
I It also fits in with the explanation of
I a secret agreement Viet ween England and
j Germany, which t have already given in I
1 previous dispatches. This was that Eng- j
land, in return for a free hand in South
Africa, in settling the Transvaal qttes- '
tion. had agreed not to make any hostile!
! use of her fleet if the German emperor
I were to decide to follow up his visit to
j Jerusalem with a serious attempt to as-,
sume any position in Asia Minor. A;
prominent diplomatist, whom I consulted
yesterday, remarked that the nature of ;
the Anglo-German agreement was the!
! closest secret in diplomatic circles. De- !
I niais may be expected as a matter of ,
j course, but I do not hesitate to repeat on j
j high authority that the British navy will
! not h» used against Germany in the Le- |
I vant and this is the secret of (lie under-j
, standing that relieves England from all
intervention in South Africa. CVrtiinly
j Germany is not the quarter from which :
England expected that some sudden nt
. tack might be made and consequently
has ordered preparations for war on a
larger scale than the campaign with the
Dutch burghers lias justified. The chan
nel squadron will not sail to the .Medi
terranean on account of any German j
menace. |
The relations of England and Ger-;
many are most cordial and the emperor's
visit next month is a plain indication
that for practical reasons he is recoil- •
cile-d to a policy which enables the Brit
ish government to reconstruct the Dutch]
republics and to bring thmi under the]
authority of the crown. England and I
Germany are acting together in the Pa-t
moan negotiations, but not to the disnd
vantageofAmerica. Inded.German policy
is now directed toward the establish
ment of the most cordial relations with
America as well as England. Gen. Har
; risor. who, w ith his wife, dined last
j night at th*' 1, use of commons with Mr.
, Balfour, to meet the leaders in English
] public Hfe. would be a good witness on '
i this point, for he was entertained lv the |
emperor at Potsdam and l»y th- G-rman j
chancellor at. B< Hin.
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If Pyramid Harbor Is Conceded the
Canadians They Will Give up All
Claims to Skagway and Dyea—
Condition Desired Imposed.

London, Oet. 21.—The Associated Press
is enabled to give authoratively Cana
da's final proposition for the permanent
settlement of the Alaskan dispute. It ]
is very different from tier former de
mands and was delivered to Ambassador |
Choate by the Canadian minister of war, j
marine and fisheries. Sir Louis Henry
Davis, late the night before the latter j
sailed and dispatched to-day to Wash- :
ington by officials of tlie United States
embassy. It is as follows:
That the boundary line be arbitrated
upon terms similar to those imposed by
the United States and Great Britain over
Venezuela, particularly those provisions
making fifty years occupany or by con
clusion of evidence of title of occupancy
of less than that period to be taken a£
equity allows under international law.
That as a condition precedent absolutely
preliminary to arbitration skagway and
Dyea would be conceded to the United |
States without further claims if Canada!
received Pyramid harbor. j
In other words Canada gives up much
of the disputed gold country in return !
for a seaport but stipulates that she must
get the latter before she agrees to arbi
trate the boundary line.
Russia Will Arbitrate.
London, Oct. 24.—Russia, It has been
learned by the Associated Press, lias at
last agreed to arbitrate with the United ]
States a claim resulting from the seiz-j
ure of sealers in Bering sea whiclt lias
been pending about eight years. The :
protocol between the two governments!
has been drawn up and final formalities j
are expected to be concluded next month
and arbitration will probably take the
form of the Venezuelan court.
Colonel Yales' Record.
Schenectady, N. Y.. Oct. 24.—The body
of Col. John B. Yates, who died at Ames- J
burg, Out., was brought here for burial.'
He was fill years old and had a line ree- j
ord as colonel of the First Michigan en
gineers The regiment was the main re-j
liance of Gen. Sherman for bridge build- 1
ing during liis inarch fiom Atlanta to
the sea. In a letter to I he war depart
ment wiitten from headquarters In St.
Louis. Sherman said: "1 will remember
llm First Michigan Engineers and i.s
colonel, Yates. That regiment had not
only to make its marches with ihe army,
but very often had to work breaking up
railroads and building bridges all day
and catch up at night. Its journal of
operation during the campaign in'Geor
gia and the Carolinas would illustrate
the absolute limit for man for physical
tatior. 1 have sometimes reproached my
sell for cruelty in imposing or allowing
to tic imposed on il such hard and con
stant labor and now desire to indorse
this paper with an emphasis that will
show t lia t 1 was conscious of the fact."
Conferred Willi Root.
Washington, Oct. 24. — Archbishop
Ciiappelle, apostolic delegate to the'
Philippines, had a conference with Sec-j
retary Root today. He was accom
panied by Father McKinnon of the Fitst
California volunteers. He expects toi
sail for Manila by one of me transports, j
probably the Sherman, early in Decem
ber. j
Seeing the Sights.
Seattle, Wash., Oct. 24.—Members of
the W. C. T. U., now gathcieil in this'
city in convention, devoted but little time
to consideration of the organization's |
aairs today. A few department reports
were read, but ttie better part of the day ;
was devoted to sight-seegir.g around the
city. The various committ.es are hard
a; work, however, preparing reports to
be submitted to the convention. j
Report From Oils.
Washington. Oct. 24.—Th*- war d part
m*-nt has p reived tin following cable
gram :
"Manila. • vt. 24. — Hughes repo .s
Tana y insurgents driven out of Negros.
Byrne s:rmk one band, killed to, • p
iui<d 13. Native troops struck another
land and kill'd 0. No casualties.
Castro Is Popular.
Wa.-V-ngti.n. Or I. 24. —A cab!'grain re
ed. : ' tile state department from
. , - is a; On.a*- s s-tvs the gov
* . nas i; —n turned over :*> General
Castro l.y the acting president. Castro
stt-s very popular.
Another lot just in by express, the
very latest and nobbiest styles of the
season. See them soon for they are
"swell" and sell quickly. The plaids
are attractive, colorings blue, green,
brown, red, grap and black and white,
sizes 34 to 42; prices $8.50 to $22.50 each.
CHILDREN'S GOLF Capes, made of
all wool golf cloth with fancy hoods, in
red. royal and navy blues, sizes 8, 10 and
12; price $7.30 and $8.50 each.
Sec Our
Last week we had with us a represen
tative of the leading Furrier in New York
City, who showed his samples and took
several orders for Alaska Seal Garments
and other Furs. Rather than take his
samples back he sold them to us at a
discount. Now is the time to buy.
We've all kinds of
Capes, Jackets, Collarettes,
Huffs, Etc.
values shown are
See them to-day.
breasted box front, storm collar, with
interlinings of heavy canvas and linings
of best quality Skinner satin. This fur
is well carded and very glossy, sizes 34,
.'18 and 42 inches: price $42.50 each.
ery respect similar to the above in shape
and style, but made of the finest grade
of astrakhan fur, sizes 30 and 40 inches;
price $30.00 each.
good curl, length 30 inches, linings of
good quality Skinner satin and interlined
sizes 34. 38 and 42: price $23.00 each.
quality, length 30 inches, with very fine
curt and glossy finish, lined with good
Skinner satin and interlined, sizes 36 anc
10 inches; price $33.00 each.
In Butte* vs*
ches wide, 7Sc values for 50c.
BLACK CREPONS, at! worsted extra
heavy quality, small designs, $1.00 val
ues for 73e.
BLACK CREPONS, ten pieces, hand
somely figured patterns, width 16 in
ches, $1.75 values for $1.25.
BLACK CREPONS, six pieces, pretty
and effective designs, width 46 inches,
$1.25 values for $1.00 yard.
all weaves, large and small wales, width
46 to CO inches; price 50c to $1.75 yard.
a full assortment, all quaiôâes, widths 50
to 54 inches: prices $1.00 to $4.00 yard.
BLACK JACQUARDS with fine satin
finish, neat designs, width 40 inches, mag
nificent values, 40c and 50c quality, only
2!)c yard.
in fancy stripes, dots, figures, etc., in
blister effects, a selection of 35 pieces,
width 46 inches wide: places $1.50 to $3.50
! The Largest and Best Store in the West
] will be open for business
To give our Honored Guests, "Our Gal
lant Heroes," an opportunity to see for
the first time this magnificent stare and
examine its magnificent stock of goods
.before their departure to their respective
horn* s. Every possible attention will
; be given to everybody to make their visit
1 both pleasant and profitable. The free
dom or' this store is theirs to enjoy and
all are cordially invited.
Butte, flontaiuu

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