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Daily Inter Mountain.
VOL. XIX. NO. 195
You Should
Know About
You Never Be=}f
fore Heard
Gold, open-face
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watch with nick
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S 10
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and tine as $65
will buy else
where in Butte,
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keeping and wear
resisting warrant
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Remains Lie In Stale.
Paterson, N. J„ Nov. 24.—The remains
of Vice President Hobart were placed
in a coffin early today and the public will
have an opportunity to view them this
afternoon. There will be 32 pallbearers,
eight representing the senate, eight thé
house, eight personal friends and eight
senate police, who will act as quarter
bearers. Services at Carroll hall will
begin at 2 p. in. and at the church at
2:30. Public schools in this city closed
this afternoon to permit the children to
view the remains of the vice president.
Nearly all the factories in Paterson shut
down to afford the employes a similar
opportunity 7 .
Y. M. C. A. Secretaries.
San Francisco, Nov. 24 —The war de
partment has requested that twelve more
army secretaries of the Y. M. V. A. be
sent with the troops to Manila. On
Monday last W. F. Gloeekner sailed on
the transport Hancock and will be con
nected with the Forty-fourth U. S. V. in
fantry. James Hunter lias been selected
to sail on the transport Warren next
week as secretary of the regimental V.
M. C. A. When the twelve men under
the new order have sailed there will be
fifteen army Y. M. C. A. secretaries in
the Philippines. Miss Helen Gould of
New York has contributed the larger
portion of the money for the mainte
nance of this special work, I
The Reports From Belmont Have Cast
a Gloom Over People In London.
To Methuen's Column, Yet the Casualty List Shows
That Their Aim was True-»Detach ment After De
tachment of the Relieving Force is Being Isolated
by the Strategy of the Enemy—Kimberly Has Been
Bomborded for a Week, But Without Damage—
The Black Menace.
London, Nov. 24.—The pathetic scenes
marking the days following the engage
ment between the British and Boers at
Glencoe and Nicholson's Nek found their
counterpart at the war office here to-day'.
Long before the doors of the war office
opened troubled and anxious women and
men in all stations in life were assembled
here, and when the inquirers were tin
ally 7 admitted their anxious questions
bowed they feared that yesterday even
ing the official bulletin though black
enough, had not recorded the full story
of British losses at Belmont.
Up to noon the government officials
had issued no further dispatches, and so
the nervous distrust of the public re
mains unalleviated. General Methuen's
message leaves a great deal to be ex
plained. According' to all previous facts
obtainable as to the relative strength of
the forces the Boers must have been in
i a decided minority yet the total Brit
ish loss—220 killed, wounded and miss
ing— proves the effectiveness of their re
sistance and amply justifies Methuen's
tribute to the courage and skill with
which the burghers fought. The fact
that no guns and only forty prisoners
were captured by the victors and that
I the Boers carried off their dead and
wounded shows they retired in an order
ly manner without precipitation or con
fusion and thal probably the Boers cas
ualties were not numerous, owing to the
strength of their position.
The destruction of Boer ammunition
captured is taken as an indication that
! Methuen occupied the captured position
I at Belmont and destroyed the Boer sup
plies in order not to hamper the Imme
diate advance of his flying column which
is marching in the lightest order. The
road is now présumai: y open to the
Boer position on Moduer rft where the
guards, who apparently bore the brunt of
yesterday's fighting, within all prob
! ability will have another chance to ge
j at close quarters with the bayonet.
I Lieutenant Blumdell of the Grenadier
guards who was dangerously wounded at
sterday lias since
the battle of Belmont \
died of his wounds.
The governor of Natal lias forwarded
the following dispatch to the colonial
! office:
"Tugela drift was attacked during the
j 300 Boers who are believed to have ad
advanced from Helpmakaar and Umvoti.
j The mounted l ilies under Major Leuchers
and a small body of Natal police, a total
of 140 men, posted south of the river
bank forced the Boers to retire after two
hours fighting. Our loss was a sergeant
major wounded. The Tugela rose dur
ing' the day and is now reported impass
able except by boats."
Methuen's Victory.
New York. Nov. 24.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says: Long after
midnight an official dispatch was receiv
ed at the war office bringing news of a
battle fought by General Methuen at
Belmont with the Free Staters, the re
sult being a complete victory for the
Kimberley relief column.
General Methuen fourni the Boers
strongly entrenched and provided with
plenty of guns. The ground they chose
tt* defend was cleverly selected anti in
driving them from their position the
British troops had to carry three ridges
in succession w hich scorns almost a repe
tition of the battlefield of Ehtlldsluagte.
The last ridge was carried at the point
of the bayonet bv the guard. The Brit
ish losses as officially reported w -re three
officers killed and 22 wounded, .'.6 run
killed, 130 wounded and 22' missing. Tip,
Boers lost hea v and 40 prison rs w- re
taken, besides a great quantity of stores.
This victory is of special import . u
because it is the first blow dealt bv tr. *
British force acting purely on the of
f .isive and is part of the development i f
th' British plan of .campaign. j t will
doubtless open up the road to Kimberley
at all events as far as the Mool riv. r.
where the advance of the column will
again probably be opposed. Further
details of the fighting will be anxiously
awaited by the British public, although
it is already clear that the victory is de
A dispatch is also at hand from Gen
eral Gatacre, who, in reporting the latest
dispositions of the British troops makes
ominous mention of the continued Dutch
rising in the Broken Nail district. A
party of armed Dutch is said to have left
Cradock on the eastern line of Port Eliza
beth to join the Boers taking armed na
tives with them.
General French who was reported to be
moving east from De Aar has found tlie
Boers holding a strong position at Arun
del, a few miles north of Naauwpoort.
1 he British force withdrew with three
There is no news from Estcourt but a
rumor has reached Maritzburg that Gen
eral White made a successful sortie from
Ladysmith, capturing some Boer posi
tions w 7 ith guns and material and inflict
ing loss on the enemy.
Big battle was placarded in large
letters on newspaper posters last night,
but it turned to be one of the old kind
in the Soudan, 2,500 dervishes' had been
attacked by General Wingate with an
Egyptian force and utterly routed over
400 being killed. The Anglo-EevDtian
loss was three nten wounded a low per
cent for a complete victory This is
the training which British armies have
had for a generation in fighting savages
or semi-civilized foes and ii has unfitted
them for battling with ■lie Boers wno do
not mass their forces and cannot be rush
The situation in lower Natal offers a
striking contrast to all the conditions of
warfare to which the English people are
accustomed. The Dutch allies, after in
vesting Ladysmith, have turned about to
deal with the British relief column. By
dividing their forces into mobile band's
if raiders and cutting in between Est
•ourt and the Mooi river and threatening
to dash in at Howiek, between the Mooi
and Pietermaritzburg, they are isolating
one British detachment after another by
their superior mobility without making
a decisive attack at any point or con
■entrating their forces for a supreme ef
fort. It is guerilla warfare with long
range guns and Howitzers added for
keeping the British at a distance.
John Bull is naturally irritated by these
irregular tactics, but he ought not to be
amazed by them, for General Joubert,
during the war of independence dealt in
precisely the same way with one British
detachment after another. He then had
the immense advantage of superiority of
numbers. But conditions are now re
ersed. for the British force in lower Na
tal will be IS.ooo and possibly 20,000 when
the last transport reaches Durban and
General White's garrison of 13,000 troops,
is still unharmed in reserve. Moreover j
Jouhert while blocking the advance of ■
tlie relief column by separating the vari- j
links in the chain, is scattering his '
own forces without obtaining any marked
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advantage. ' |
\\ hile the situation in Natal was most 1
conflicting several points were clear. !
The Ladysmith garrison remained safe
and cheerful at the end of last week as
was shown by the Star's special dispatch
from Capetown, based upon a message
brought by a runner. General Hild
yard was not helpless at Estcourt for he
had made a sortie and was engaging the
nemy. The br.dge was resolutely held
by Barton's battalions at the Mooi river
after two days skirmishing and there
were guns to defend it. Pietermaritz- 1
burg was well garrisoned an. fivsli in-!
fantry, dragoons and naval guns had
been put on shore at Durban. General
Bullet 7 , moreover, was not showing any
ns of uneasiness or panic, for the on- 1
ly force sent from Capetown to Durban I
yesterday was a small body of dragoons. ;
News from the western frontier is stir- i
ring. The war office has received re- ]
ports from Kimberley to Nov. 17. an- i
nouneing a week's ineffectual bombard
nient and two dashing m. Blight sorties
by the garrison. The Datei
>nc'titrating s.fith ,of K
anticipation of the appi a
Methuen's column, w hich n il
ms work h;: out for it ....
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the enemy ami of drawing off the Free
State raiders from Natal.
I iie btack menace" is darker than ever
over Basutoland, where Sir Alfred Mil
ner reports that the Boers are intriguing
and striving to stir up civil war and
recruit their field labor for saving their
While a slight improvement in Lord
Salisbury s health was reported at mid
night. it is not considered possible tliat
he will do any diplomatic work for some
time. After the cabinet meeting yes
terday. it was reported mat Mr. Balfour
must return to the foreign office for a few
weeks. Certainly there will be no imme
diate diplomatic results front the Ger
man emporer's visit. But an atmos
phere is probably created for an era of
good feeling and helpful arbitration be
tween Great Britain and Germany.
Boers Closing In.
Mapalapie, Cape Colony, Sunday, Nov.
If*- A dispatch received here from Mafe
king dated Wednesday, Nov. 15. says:
"The garrison is cheerful but the posi
tion is daily growing more difficult. The
Boers are always drawing their entrench
ments closer and persistently playing the
British with artillery and musketry tire.
The garrison is living almost entirely in
underground shelters and the health of
the troops is suffering."
Releasing Prisoners.
Pretoria, Nov. 24.—It is believed the
government will soon release Winston
Churchill as a non-combatant. The pris
j oners from Mafeking and Lobasti are
I mostly railroad men. After they had
I taken the oath not to fight against the
Transvaal they were sent to Delagoa bay.
An Occasional Shell.
Mooi River, Natal, Nov. 24.—The Boers
have only sent an occasional shell into
the British camp since this morning. The
| range of the British guns is not sufficient
for them to be effective
More Boer Sympathy.
San Francisco, Nov. 24.—Resolutions of
sympathy with the Boers were adopted
by a mass meeting held in this city last
night. The attendance was large and
much enthusiasm was manifested.
Cheered the Empörer.
Woodstock, England, Nov. 24.—Emper
or Willi,.m accompanied by the Prince of
Walts and Duke of Connaught arrived
here shortly after noon to-day. His ma
jesty was enthusiastically welcomed.
Streets were lavishly decorated with Ger
man, British and American colors. The
duke tmd duchess of Marlborough (for
i ,* Miss f' <,n suelo Vanderbilt) a wait
el1 the imperial party at the station where
; a troop ,'éf bussars formed a guard of lion
! ° r ' Alter greetings between the ent
■ al *d duke and duchess the party
I WaK lv, ' n t0 Blenheim palace. The
• empero! '' ^^nce of Wales and duchess
i v ' erH greeted with cheers throughout the
luutc "

Is a Misunderstanding.
Honolulu. Nov. 13.—Via San Francisco.
J Nov. 24. — T. F. Lansing, of the firm of
: Gear, Lansing & Co., has been appointed
j minister of finance to succeed s. At.
, Damon, whose resignation was sent from
j Rome. Italy. The appointment was made
j By President Dole.
! San Francisco, Nov. 24.-- It is evident
j President Dole has not been informed
i of McKinley's refusal to accept the resig
I nation of Damon, which was made owing
I to Damon's connection with certain eoin
: panics engaged in importation of labor
ers from Europe. Damon has since with
drawn from these companies and is free
to continue in the office of minister of
Street Car Strike.
Detroit, Mich., Nov. 24.—After a meet
ing lasting four hours, the street railway
employes of the city, at 4 a. in., decided
to strike within 48 hours unless the Citi
zens' Street Railway company accede to
certain demands which will be presented
to them today. These demands include
the reinstatement of
tain discharged
| employes and adjustment of differences
1 " ith regard to the crews of suburban
! ears running into the city.
Helena Woman's Fortune
Helena. Mont., Nov. 24.— T. J. Walsh
counsel for Ruby J. Britt of this city iii
her suit to establish her title to prop
erty left by her father, Reuben S Ben
nett, of Webster City, Iowa, received a
telegram to-day announcing a decision
in his client's favor and that she will
come into possession of an estate valued
at thirty to thirty-five thousand. Ben
nett died in.estate about a year ago
. Forced to Suspend.
an l bs-o
this eit)
today a
for a I.
the sus
way fro
Ifon d"
-lphla. Nov. 24.—The banking
c rag.- firm of Stahl and Straub...
. was forced to suspend basin
a result, it is said, of a demand
:ge call loan. Stt.iub b 1 iews j
.vision only temporary. Stre. t I of
;oae.' till fir is liabilities all tlie'
• a hundred thousand to no.* inil
M Filzsimmojis Hurt.
• i '■> * '{
iV-te s *'
viçes w
says his k.
Wish.. Nov
the p-i-i:'..-:
I here. A oi
; ■.paired. The
;:d was broken.
I v
Filipinos Are Scattered
Small Bands.
The American Troops Now Hold
Some of Ajoiinaldo's Chief
Cabinet Officers.
Sharp Engagements Have Taken Place
and the United States Forces Have
a Number of Casualties—Visayan
Natives Are Very Friendly.
Washington, Nov. 24.—General Otis
summarizes the situation in Luzon in a
dispatch to the war department today
in which ho says the insurgent govern
ment can no longer claim to exist. Its
troops and the officials are scattered and
Aguinaldo is in hiding. The dispatch is
as follows:
"Manila, Nov. 24.—The claim to gov
ernment by the insurgents van be made
no longer under any fiction; its treas
urer, secretary of tlie Interior and pres
ident of the congress are in our hands.
Its president and the remaining cabinet
officers are hiding, evidently in different
central Luzon provinces. Its generals
and troops are in small bands scattered
through these provinces aiding as ban
dits or dispersed, playing the role of
Amigos, with arms concealed. Indica- i
lions are that Aguinaldo did not escape!
through the lines of Lawton or Wheaton. I
but fied westward from Bainambang
railway station. Telegraphic communi
cation to Dagiipini is established, prob
ably to San Fabian, today, By relaying
nine miles of track with the material at
hand railway communication to that >
point will be re-established. The labor, 1
of the troops must attend to its mainte
Fuller details of a sharp engagement I
between Carpenter's command and the,
insurgents in Iloilo reached the war de
partment today in the following dispatch 1
from Otis:
"Manila, Nov. 24. in Panay on the 21st i
instant when Dicknian drove tlie enemy
in the vicinity of Jaro, Carpenter, wühl
two battalions of the Eighteenth in- !
fantry and liridgeman's battery, had u |
severe engagement at Pavia, math of j
Iloilo. IBs casualties are 7, killed and 2a I
wounded, now in Iloilo hospital. Olliers]
are slightly wounded with the command. !
The enemy was driven north w ith re-j
ported very heavy loss. Particulars not |
received. Carpenter passed on the in- |
s urgent stronghold, Santa Barbara,
which he captured the 22nd instant w ith
out loss. Nothing is received from the
column under the immédiate command
nf Hughes, which is moving rapidly anil
operating north ami west of Santa Bar
bara. Apparently the
friendly, not taking an ni
enemy consists or 2,000
later disoaleh from Gift
suits of the fighting at II
Hughes, Iloilo, reports the enemy driven
bad: into the mountains. The insurgent
capital of t'obatuan was captured. Tit.
only serious action was tliat of Carp ti
ler at Pavia. The total casualties were
5 killed or since died of wounds. 27
wounded. We caplin
cannon, 0 rifles and quantities of uminu
nition. The enemy's casualties are not
The Charleston Disappears

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ayans are
part. The
als. and a
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es (he re
• ilo
as follows:
Washington. Nov. 24. The navy de
partment received the following cable
gram from Captain Leiitze. command
irig the ritual station at Cavite, datei
Manila to-day:
"The Uuigoa reports the Charlt
The Uuigoa was the relief ship s.oi
from Hogg Kong. It j.s believed at the
navy department that tlie Charleston
his slippeii down into deep water from
tin steep bank on which site was rest
ing at the how. This report Inis dissi
pated the last hope of sa. mg the ship.
Aguinaldo Not Recognized.
Chicago, Nov. 24.—General Thomas Al.
Anderson, commander of the department
Of the lak's, sp aking of the address i
, , , ...... .
issued by the I'lhpinu junta at Hong | q u1
Kong, admitted that he had addressed :
mnmnding gem ral, Uhil- j
Aguinaldo as
iffidne forces, and asked the assistance i
of Aguinaldo against "the common j
"It is tille, 1 address.
'commanding general,' "
son said. " 11 was a c.
saiutati n used by all
manning Unheil States
v «I respor.dcliee with the
Al! this » ol'ivHP'.odcnce
d Aguinaldo as
General Ander
en mon form of
UVlit'Tills <'4 Mil
troops during
Filipino leader,
matter of
re- "id. I ■ praised Aguinaldo for his
hr ivery in lighting the common enemy
in the same letter in which 1 stated my
(Cdntmied on Page Three.)
The Season's Newest Styles
Our second floor is an attractive spot
these Thanksgiving times with its attrac
tive assortment of all that's nobby and
nice for Women's and Children's wear.
Underwear, Outerwear and Fancy Hals
to finish the toilet. J
Women's Jackets
Black all wool Kersey Jackets, lined
through with black satin, made with coat
collars and sleeves, box fronts, round cor
ners and stitched edges. Six buttons on
front, sizes 34 to 44 inches, price $10 each.
All wool Kersey Jackets, made in
every respect similar to the above and in
same sizes, but of a better quality of
Kersey and better satin linings; price
$17, each.
Misses* Jackets
All wool Cheviot Cloth Jackets. In
brown, navy and black, made with coat
: collars and sleeves, box front, with six
! buttons, good heavy winter garments,
j well made and perfect fitting, sizes 14, 16
: and 18, price $6.50 each,
j Misses' all wool Kersey Jackets, in
tiaiy, red and black, lined through with
silk serge to match, coat collar, box front,
^ round corners, six buttons, latest sleeves,
very stylish, sizes 14, 16 and 18. price $10
New Golf Capes
Made of all wool reversible Golf elotl
in brownish mixture, Spanish i allies, an
hood of red and brown plaid, sizes 34 l
12 inches, price $13.50 each.
A new lot of Golf Capes in various eo
ored plaids, hardly two of them aiik,
some made with hoods, others withoti
some have the plaid on the outside ,
rapes, others on the inside, all siz.-i
prices $7:50 to $30 each.
Art Needlework
We are closing out our stock of stampe
linen and if you want to get some piece
to work for Christmas now's tlie tinn
Half price or less.
In the lot are sofa pillows, tali'' covert
photo cases, doylies, handkerchief eases
lunch cloths and centerpieces.
Free lessons in art needlework will le
on Wednesdays and Fridays fo
few weeks longer.
Behling Bros.' Embroidery Silks, al
borings, for 50c a dozen.
j« 1
At a Third Off
This milnnery sale is a grand suce s?
u1 . assortment shows quite a few of til
choicest patterns. New styles are lit in
made up every day by our work peopl
under the direction of our head milline.
and the third off takes effect on all.
$33 Hats for $ 20.00 | $15 Hats for $1
$23 Hats for $13-35 i $7-50 Hatsfor $
Lower priced ones similarly reduced
Mail Orders to
Butte, nontan.

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