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3 Daily Inter Mountain.
VOL. XIX. NO. 190
Had Stayed at Home
Instead of spending six weeks, cash
■ In hand .among the jewelry factor
, ies of the east, such prices as we
• name below would never have hap
• pened, and they are only a little
' shower that indicates the approach
ing storm of bargains for the holi
days. ! 1 ' M ■* ■*
Collar Buttons
This week only, Pearl Back Rolled
Gold Plated Collar Buttons that
sold last week for 25c, for ......
5 Cents
Sets of Buttons
Four pieces for front and back of
collar and wristbands; last week s
' pr'ce 25c.. This week for........
io Cents
Cuff Buttons
Rolled Gold Plated Hard Enameled
Stone Settings; sold last week for
$1.00. Choice this week from 10S
styles for........................
25 Cents each
Ladies' Brooches
Rolled Gold Plated, new and pretty
designs, some enameled, some
with stone settings, easy to sell at
$1.00 each, lours this week for...
25 Cents
Mail Orders to Us.
Exptessage paid, and safe deliv
ery guaranteed to all foreign coun
Jeweler and Optician
Butte, riontana.
& ,
For 50 Cents
Are displayed the remainder of this
week in our South Window,
list includes
^ !
£. Hair, Tooth anti Nail Brushes, Per
f'c fumes. Soaps, Powder Boxes, Met- :ß
ft. al and Bisque Figures, Purses, and $
t li))
i an endless lins of novelties. 'jj
if 'it
Ë Finlen-Medin Drug Co.;»
If: $
f tccesf ors to Parchen-D'AcheuI
32 North Main
System a Success.
Chicago, Nov. IS.—A special to the
Times-Herald from Washington says:
"The system is adapted for use on all
vessels in thr navy," is the finding of the
special boarx. of navy officers that had
in charge tlie investigations of the Mar
coni wireless telegraphy. The conclu
sions of this board and its recommenda
tion that the system be given a trial in
the navy were given out to-day by Ad
mirai Bradford, the chief executive of :
the bureau of equipment under which |
eupervision of the governmental tests on
board the New York ana Massachusetts
Were recently made.
Big Loss in Apples.
Chicago, Nov. 18.—The Record says:
Wiper street commission men mourn
$200.000 lost in apples. Three weeks of j
exceptionally hot weather in October
when the cream of the winter stock was
shipped by Michigan,- New York and In
diana growers "cooked" the majority of
the consignments so baa that even cold
Storage could not save them from decay.
And Was Forced to Retire From
Ladysmith to Pietermaritz=
burg N •
Are Coming From the Front But Nothing Definite is
Known as to the Situation*»Graphic Accounts of
the Charges of the British—Buller Reports AH the
Towns Safe at Last Accounts—Boer Cordon is Clos
ing Around Ladysmith* «The Relief of the K i m berly '
Lorenzo Marquez, Nov. IS.—Belated
dispatches from the correspondent with
the Boers near Ladysmith up to Tues
day, November 14, are arriving here after
being strictly censored at Pretoria. They
throw some light on the fighting already
reported from other sources. They say
that on Friday, November 10. eight 1yd
dite shells were fired into the Transvaal
central artillery position without doing
any harm. The wooden platform of the
second big gun on Buluwana hill was
damaged, but lias since been repaired.
Commandant Weilbach captured a
man who reported that General White
was wounded and had gone to Pieter
maritzburg, leaving General French in
command. This, however, does not tally
with the Transvaal's information. The
prisoner also reported that British forces
hiding In underground chambers in
order to avoid the shells, and said there
were about 1,000 wounded in the hos
General Jijubert bad been indisposed,
but is better.
On November 13 the British fortifica
tions on the north side of Ladysmith
opened on the nearest Boer battery and
shells fell so thickly that tlie Boers were
! compelled to lie flat and sheltered. Later
they opened fire on the British batteries,
which ceased firing.
Heavy lighting occurred between the
Orange Free State troops and tlie Brit
ish south of Ladysmith during the morn
ing of Tuesday, November 14. The re
sult is not known. From Lombars Kop
the British batteries were visible shell
ing tlie Free Staters' position. A Trans
vaal big gun shelled the British bat
Enemy Made a Detour.
New York, Nov. 18.—A special to the
Herald from London says: This dis
patch from Us special correspondent is
published by the Daily Mail: ''Estcourt,
Nov. 14.—The Boers must have made i
detour last night as this morning a com
mando was reported to be within six
miles of the village to the north and east.
The alarm was given and troops moved
out and took positions fronting the Boer
advance. The enemy were seen moving
about, but made no attempt to leave the
hills. The enemy seen near Chievely yes
terday have gone back on Colenso. The
camp here has been reinforced by an in
fantry regiment under Colonel Kitchener
and a long naval gun from the cruiser
The British Losses.
New York. Nov. 18.—A dispatch to th&
Herald front London says: The Daily
Telegraph pi inks these advices from its
special correspondent: Estcourt, Nov. 16,
—A few Boers are laagered near Freie
A few others have been seen moving east
An ambulance train has gone forward to
try to reeoVer our wounded. Yesterday's
losses in the armored train engagement
have been ascertained to have been in
wounded and missing: Dublin fusilecrs,
Captain Haldane, Lieutenant Franklin
: an(l 45 m en: Durban light infantry, Cap- :
| tain Wylie and 24 men. A heavy musket ;
fire was heard in the direction of Lady
smith at 2 o'clock this morning, but
there was no sound of cannon.
Boers Await the Attack.
Lorenzo Marques, Delagoa, Nov. 7.—
The official Volstem reports that the
bridge ovep the Tugela river near Co
lenso was completely destroyed on
Wednesday, November 15. The Boers
are looking forward with great interest
to the Impending encounter between Co
lenso and Estcourt with the advancing
British. About 500 burghers with cannon
are guarding the Helpmakaar pass, 18
miles from Dundee, to baffle any strat
egical attempt to re-occupy Dundee by
the Pletermaritzburg-Greytown route.
War Office Dispatches.
London, Nov. 18.—The war office re
ceived the following dispatch from Gen
eral Buller:
Capetown, Nov. 17.—Report from
Kimberley, Saturday, November 11, says
all well there. Reports from Ladysmith,
November 12 and 13, say all are well."
There Is Much Criticism.
London, Nov. 18.—Much criticism lias
been expended on tlie apparent lack of
proper reconnoissance by cavalry in con
nection with tlie armored train disaster
near Estcourt. This fact, it is claimed,
goes to prove that reinforcements, espe
cially of cavalry, although landed at
Durban, have not yet arrived al Est
court. No official or reliable accounts
troops' movement^ from'°Du°idiam and j
therefore it is believed the transports'
difficulties may b" greater than is genor
Ally imagined, in which case the relief
of Ladysmith may be delayed. Censor
ship in such matters is strict.
Changes necessary in Boiler's plans
are further shown by the fact that Major
General Sir Cornelius Cleary, wno was
originally designated to command a divi
sion to operate on the Orange river, with
its base at Port Elizabeth, is now sent to
Estcourt to take over from General Hil
yard the command of the relieving forte.
Cleary has no military reputation, and
when he arrives at Ladysmith he will
be junior to General White.
Two reasons are suggested for Em
peror William's action in cutting short
his visit to England and failing to come
to London. It is understood he thinks
too much has been made of tlie visit as
proof of Germany's altitude toward the
Transvaal, and he desires as much as
possible to preserve ids freedom of ac
tion. Then critical matters are coming
up in the reichstag for decision, ihe
naval bill, Samoan agreement, etc., in
which his presence will be useful in in
fluencing centrists and opposition in
favor of his plans.
News Dribbling In.
Nw York, Nov. IS.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says: News is be
ginning to dribble in with details sulli
Lastly early in the morning of the 16th ■
heavy firing was heard in Estcourt from 1
the direction of Ladysmith. A Times dis
dutch states that the town is being shell- ■
ed night and day and hard pressed, the !
Boers doubtless straining every nerve to!
cient to form an outline of what lias hap
, . , , ... .. i
pened at Ladysmith since the récom- ,
mencement of the bombardment on Nov. ;
7. Severe engagements appear to have
taken place on the 9th, 10th and 14th. !
crush the defense and either force Gen- I
oral White to surrender or abandon hi» i
stores and baggage and make a desperate
effort to cut his way through their lines.
The relieving column is slowly being ;
formed at Pietermaritzburg, where Gen
eral Hildyard appears to be tue
officer. The gt eater part of the first divi- ;
Mon 1® now *'• Natal.
The Boers have quickly followed up <
their success in entrapping 100 Dublin j
fusilecrs and Natal volunteers, by ad
vancing in strong force toward Estcourt.
They were reported Friday to be within
live miles of the town with eight guns.
and there were unconfirmed rumors tow-!
aril midnight that the British garrison j
might be compelled to fall back.
General Hildyard's second brigade had ,
been sent to Durban with the Co'.d
streams from the first brigade and tha
sixteenth brigade and fuslleer battalion
rrom the third division and all had ar
rived from last reports, except the Cold
This was a strong infantry force, of
which the Second West Yorkshires had
reached Estcoui t. The garrison there
was-weak in artillery, unless the naval
brigade had brought up Us guns from
the ships and on this account it might
not be prepared for attack from the Boer
guns. Three batteries of field artillery
were disembarked from the Armenian at
Durban yesterday, but time would be re
quired for earrying up the country and
getting tlie horses into condition after
their long voyage.
Cool military experts to whom I have
been speaking eontended that everything
could not be done in a day, that the men
and stores must be taken off the ships,
that arrangements must be made for
feeding the troops and animals, and Pie
termaritzburg was 70 miles inlaud.
The war office yesterday issued General
Buller's account of the armored train
ambuscade, confirming press dispatches,
j minimizing tlie affair, but admitting that
100 men were missing. Comment upon
this episode in the clubs was bitter, al
though everyone had a good word for
the gallantry of Lieutenant Winston
The only cavalry reserves at Capetown
are the Aldershot company of mounted
infantry with a machine gun section and
a force of 600 Lancers arriving yesterday.
The admiralty has something to answer
for iji sending cavalry and field artillery
! on slow sViips, TiuT scant provision has
; been made by the military staff for secur
i Ing good scouting against an exceedingly
I mobile enemy consisting mainly of
mounted infantry.
The tone of the war ofllee authorities
remains confident and it is estimated that
General Buller knows what is going on In
Ladysmith from day to day. Meanwhile
I there are rumors from Boer sources re
specting the continuance of the bombard
ment from the hills and investment of the
I town within a narrow range of fire. Pub
lic anxiety is increasing with lack of
I authentic news from Ladysmith, but
1 there is a hopeful feeling respecting the
I western border. Colonel Baden-Powell is
' Bwrs d 7 n d orafT a nd,indeed 1 , a i? 1 t h° r oK
commander on the British side who can
fight them in their own way. There are
also signs that the column for the relief
of Kimberley is well on its way and
within 50 miles of the town. General
Buller with 12,000 fresh troops at Cape
town has made ample resources for a de
cisive attempt to raise the siege of Kim
The Times and Mall publish graphic ac
counts of tlie battle at Elandslaagte, re
ceived by letter from war correspondents
at the front. The Times correspondent
also gives a stirring description of the
storming of Talamana hill and mentions
that,General Symons fell fatally wounded
when galloping along the lines to tell the
troops that the hill must be taken. He
describes the storming of the hill as one
of the grandest spectacles of the British
Cordon Around Ladysmith
Ne.i York, Nov. 18.—A dispatch to the
HeraM from London says: The Daily
Teleg ,ph publishes the following from
its special correspondent al Pietermaritz
burg. Nov. 11: The natives report that
the enemy have drawn a complote cor
don around Ladysmith and ingress is now
most difficult. Our troops are cheerful
and there is little sickness. The Boers
are in great straits for want of food. The
Free H tatet s have become almost mutin
iVLI UA\I*5 I 1\UIU U1W.
Washington, Nov. 18.—Two dispatches
were received at the war department
from General Otis giving details of tlie
advance of Lawton and MacArthur. The
first dispatch follows:
•'.Manila, Nov. 18.—'MacArthur enter
ed Gcronaya and pushed his advance to
Pantqul, a few miles beyond. The in
habitants remained in tnelr houses, re
ceiving the troops hospitably, the first
instance during the entire advance from
Ban Fernando. The ra'Iroads is .atact
from the washout north of Tarlac to
Paniqui, but the engines and cars were
partially destroyed by .'f.surgents on
retreating. Sufficient rolling stock can
be repaired to insure railroad service. 1
Nothing from Lawton as the telegraph
line is only working to San Jose, south
of Carrangian, and 35 miles east of Tay
ug. Ills cavalry was reported yesterday
til Bayambong, a railroad station south
of Dagupan. Reinforcement and sup
plies leave here for San Fabian, Whea
ton's headquarters, to-night. lndiea- :
tions are that the insurgents will scat
ter, some retreating into western Luzon,
province of Sambeles." j
Under date of to-day Otis again tele-!
graphed, having received advices from .
Lawton. Otis says:
"A dispatch from Lawton dated on the
road between San Nicholas and San
Manuel, 10:15, eighteenth inst., transmits
dispatches from General Young and Ma
jor Ballance at Aslngan and Rosales of
Nov. 15 and 16, the former moving on
! in
I n
I capturing prisoners, guns and a large |
■ an ^ LHlnt "f property. The troops have j
1 subsisted on the country, cordially re
ceived by the inhabitants. It would np
■ pear the insurgents are driven nortlie
! westward oft the road to Bayontbong,
their mountain capital. Lawton re- j
... — ... t ---- i ......
Posarubia about 12 miles east of San
Fabian and 25 miles east of San Nicholas
, Ma jor Swiget t finds the enemy
; strongly entrenched. Young and Bal
lance have had several skirmishes with
! the enemy, driving them northwest and
I ports the drow ning of Lieutenant Luna,
i Thirty-fourth infantry, his aide and two
men of his escort, crossing Agnor river,
also reports still missing Lieutenant
Thayer and ten men sent to communicate
; with J whcat o,i. Lawton says he must
again recur to the fortitude, endurance
an j cheerfulness of the command. Hayes
; j usl telegraphed from San Isidro that he
(holds Aguinaldo's secretary of the in
Weather indications are good."
Senator Thurston Married.
< terior.
Washington. Nov IS. The marriage of
j Senat nr John M. Thurston of Nebraska,
(and Yl.-s Lola Putman, daughter of Mr.
, an j y W. J. Pur .nan, of this city was
, and
j Still
: th
I Dr
The wedding ceremony was attended
only by immediate relatives of the con
tracting parties.
• ■ ..... .by
le.iiuua 1 at J o cioek this morning at
' h Y i» r ^ e * P2 r : nw * «r v - !
Midist Episcopal church uméia ted I
f. • ' U.iin^ i-eremnnv was att ended .
In tbe Famous Disbarment
Case of Wellcome.
The Attorneys For Each Side
to File Briefs in Support
of Their Sides.
December if It Comes Before the
New Year—-The Call Down of the
Morning Papers,
Is Not Fixed But it Will be Late in j
Special to the Inter Mountain.
Helena, Nov. 18.—The Wellcome dis
barment case that had occupied the at
tention of the supreme court for two
weeks ended today, so far as the evi
dence is concerned. Respective conn- ^
sei have been allowed time in which t" i
file briefs or memoranda of the argu- j
merits they would have made had il been
decided to hear oral arguments. The at - [
torney general has one week in which l<> ;
file his brief, the defense one week more j
in which to file a brief replying, and the
attorney general still a subsequent weck I
in which to close the presentation oft
written arguments. It is not expected j
that either side will take all tlie time !
allowed in which to flic briefs, and that i
the court will commence final consider
ation of the case early in December, j
When it will be decided of course no man
can say. Pome look for a decision the I
last week of the year, while others lie- j
lleve the New Year will not see the case j
decided. i
The case has been the most talked
about and commented upon of any pro- j
ceedlng that ever occupied attention of j
the highest tribunal in the slate. Be
cause of the latitude taken by some pa
pers, notably three leading democratic
papers, in the early stages of the case
! in the matter of comments upon evi
; donee and inueudoes thrown out, it may
I become necessary for the court to call
I n halt and serve a noliee upon Hie press
that more circumspection must be ob
served in the treatment of the case, edi
torially and otherwise. Since tbe court
I sat down upon tlmm, the respective dem
I ocratic editors have been as meek ns
iambs so far as their comments upon the
j ease were concerned,
i Although the court room and tlie ad
joining gallery have generally been
crowded during the ease, the spectators
! observed the best of deportment, and only
once or twice did it become necessary for
Marshal Crane to repress exclamations
of surprise or levity on the part of tlie
The contending elements in the demo
cratic party of Montana explained their
old party troubles. Several shorthand
reporters took the proceedings in verba
tim and tlie transcript of the trial will
make a big volume of many large pa
Only two wit Hisses were examined to
day and they were on the stand but a
few minutes. The first was W. W. Wals
wortli, Butte editor of ttie Standard, who
was in Helena during the senatorial elec
tion. He was called by the attorni y
general to testify as to the truth of evi
dence of one witness that the Standard
had an advance copy of the report of the
joint investigating committee and print
ed such report the morning of the day it
was presented, sending the paper here
on a special train. He admitted the spe
cial train business, but denied that the
paper anticipated the report either by
printing the report of the committee or
giving a premature synopsis.
Fred Whiteside , accuser in the proceed- j
ings, was then called to testify as to
some minor matters in regard to the
meeting of the state eenirul_cimniittee
of the democratic party here last year
and subsequent proceedings at the Ana
conda convention. H< also gave his ver
sion of his indebtedness to the First Xa
| tioiial bank of KalispeU.
j On cross-examination he gave Ins an
ruai business as contractor as between
$50.000 and $60.000 a year and enumrr it* 1
the work ho did in Butte. 3 here was fil
tie of note in his evidence.
j As he left the stand Mr. Nolan said
he had intended to call Representativ
_ - , . , ...
be found around the < out » se .i
W allace did not pi ess t e ma n a.it
Hedges of Fergus county. That gentle
man had been subpoenaed by telephone
the day Senator Hobson testified. This
I morning he received a telegram fr<
Hedges stating that he v.qs on a North
ern Pacific passenger train that was two
hours late and would not arrive here
until noon. Mr. Nolan said he had no
; desire to further delay the proceedings ;
! and would accordingly dispense with Mr. ;
! Hedges' testimony and rest tit case. i
j Mr Wallace said he would like the prlv
' Hege of recalling John H. Toole to ask
j ht m one question. As Mr. Toole could not !
seated to formally rest his case.
Counsel agreed among themselves that
by stipulation the record of the casa
.by Stipulation me nemu m .«.-.a
oonl( j that ex-Governor Toole test!
- ! fled that he nominated A. J. Campbell at
I Anaconda instead of seconding his nom
. »nation. He testified that he seconded
(Continued on Page Thrc-e.)
For Women's Wear. '
lars of plaited satin,
[•ream, lilac, medium
garnet; 35c values for
High Stock c
colors cardinal,
blue, navy unit
26c each.
Fine Taffeta Silk Collars, self checked
pattern, colors ecru, pink and cardinal;
j ^«'«la.-$ 1.25 values r,., $loo.
Plain Black Satin Collars, beaded;'
price $1.00 each.
Made from fine quality of satin, with
nine rows of tucking, colors cream, pink,
light blue and cardinal; price 75c each.
j Women's 111 ;
j |, )n | K .„| S un ,| ,
Silk Velvet Collars
of beads and fringe:
with liint
nrice 82.00
Silk Velvet Collars, black with steel
beads and fringe; also with gold orna
ments and fringe; price .t2.„u uu.,
Women's Fine Ribbed Cashmere Hose,
merino heels and toes, sizes N to Wtj. in
clusive: price 50c pair.
Women's Patented One Seam Black
Cashmere Hose, high spliced heels and
double soles; price 50c pair.
'animiere Hose, mer
mediuni weight, sizes
35« pair, or three for $1.00.
le Hose, extra heavy ribbed
slimcre, sizes 8 to 9Vis; price
8 In Pi: price
Boys' Itieyi
cotton and ei
25c pair.
Misses' Rest Combed Egyptian Cotton
Il I isc. spliced knee, double sole, sizes 6
te 10; price 25c pair.

French Kid Gloves
We are agents for the Celebrated
French Kid < Hoves
Price $j.oo Fair,
Every pair titled and guaranteed.
The FI,A VIA French Kid Gloves, three
clasps, Haris point stitching on back.
Ha i is
dmun in all fane
and in white and
lilted and gitaranu
stitching on
and street shades
black. Every pair
d. The best gloves
j The ■ ■ p |,
j W( , olastis. or
ever sold at the price; $1.75 pair.
The SERVI A Kid Gloves, with two
clasps, pique spur point stitching on
back. Excellent for shopping and ordi
nary wear. Every pair fitted and guar
anleed; price $1.50 pair.
Fine Lamb-kin Gloves,
, une row of embroidery on
back, all culors. brown, tan. mode, green,
blue, red. gray, pearl, white and black;
price $1.25.
; q u1 . sa u. s of the past month have left
; us with quite a heap of remnants anil
i short lengths of Dress Goods. With these
pieces we will put several dross lengths
marked very low, because odds and end»
! can find no resting place here.
Don't Miss These Bargains ToJay.
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