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Daily Inter Mountain
VOL. XIX. NO. 207
I 89^.
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tain the largest, most beautiful and [
comprehensive display of
Fine Diamonds and
Rich Gold Jewelry
it has ever held. It will be a sight
worth more than the effort It costs
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signs, more artistic conceptions,
more of all that is in vogue in New
York, London and Paris than it
was ever our good fortune to show
you. There is so much it is hard
to particularize, and all at prices
lower than you can readily realize.
There are Diamond Brooches
from $12 to $500.
Diamond Pendants from $15
to $450
Diamond Rings from $5.00
to $750.
Diamond Lockets from $9.00
to $100.
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Modern Jewelry House
22i North flain St., Butte
lîhe Last j
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Orders Promptly Delivered
Methuen and Gatacre Will Soon Have
Conflict With the Boers.
Bombardment of Ladysmith Continues Without Inter
ruption-=The Situation is Decidedly in Favor of the
British as the Delay Has Enabled Them to Bring
in Many More Men==Col. Kekewich Made Two
Brilliant Sorties From Kimberly.
London, Dec. R.—While nothing in the
latest messages from the British camp
at Modder river indicated an immediate
advance, it appears that Pretoria has
news that the light was resumed Wed
nesday. It is not shown, however,
wthether Methuen has advanced on the
new position taken up by the Boers or
has merely engaged in a reeonnaisanee in
Reinforcements are rapidly arriving at
Sterkstrom to strengthen Gatacre, in
cluding much needed artillery. The au
thorities expect speedy news that Gatacre
has taken the offensive, thus diverting a
portion of the Orange Free State forces
now obstructing the advance of Methuen.
A war office dispatch from Bullet' eon
firms the statement that hielographie
communication hns been fully establish
ed with Ladysmith and that Duller and
White have 'been conferring as to their
future n*ovements.
The latest advices from Frere camp
show that the bombardment of Lady
smith was continued Thursday, Dec. 7.
A pneumatic dynamite gun on Umbul
wan commenced work. According to a
special dispatch from Pretoria General
Joubert recently proposed an exchange of
prisoners and especially Lady Sarah Wil
son for a Boer lady taken pi isoner at
Mafeking. Lady Wilson is an aunt of
Winston Churchill and the wife of Gap
tain Wilson of the Royal Horse Guards.
This was the first detfinite news that she
was a prisoner. Lady Wilson has been
acting in the double capacity of news
paper correspondent and Red Cross
The resolution for the appointment of
an insular committee was adopted with
out division. Dalzell then offered the
resolution for consideration of the cur
rency bill and spoke in its favor.
Richardson on behalf of the minority
dissented emphatically front the proposi
tion advanced by Dalzell that the bill
contained nothing radically new. For
the first time in the history of the country
it was proposed by statutory provisions
to fasten the gold standard upon the
Bailey declared the proposed course of
the majority was without precedent or de
Dalzell closed the debate for the special
order and roll was called on its adoption.
The special order was adopted, 163 to 144,
a strict party vote. At 1:30 the house ad
journed until Monday.
Is Serious Dessension.
New York, Dec. S.—A dispatch to the
Herald from London gives the following
advices from Modder river; It is re
ported that serious dissensions have
broken out in the Boer camp between
the Transvaalers and the Free Staters.
General Cronje insists upon putting
Transvaal officers in command of the
Free State troops, and says that the
latter will not fight. A trustworthy na
tive, who escaped from the Boers, states
that he drove his master. Andrew Cronje,
and Head Commandant Wessels away in
a eart after the battle of Modder river.
They quarreled all through the journey.
Wessels severely blamed the Transvaal
ers for not coming to the assistance of
the Free Staters.
Jaeobsdahl is reported to be full of
Free Staters who are returning home be
cause they do not like the way the
English are shooting.
Two Batiles Impending.
New York. Dec. 8.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from Tamdon, dated December
8, says:
Two great battles are impending be
fore Ladysmith and Kimberley, and the
hotspurs are impatient to have them
come. One leading English journal, im
pressed with the conviction that the situ
ation of White's army is critical, depre
cates delay and well nigh raises a cry of
"On to Ladysmith!" It has alBo pub
lished evidence of large reinforcements
which General Cfonje has reoeiv<ÿ from
Natal and Mafeking to enable nim to
make a strong stand at Spylfontein.
The war office, having allowed General
Buller a free hand, is content to leave
the campaign in his hands and devote
its energies to the rapid dispatch of the
Fifth and Sixth divisions and the ar
ranging of the details of the mobilization
of the Seventh. Military men outside
that office do not share the uneasy feel
ing of the Times that the garrisons are
in a critical condition and that the diffi
culties of the situation either or beyond
the Modder fixer are increased by the
inaction of the British forces. They as
sert that both Generals Methuen and
Glery, being in searchlight communica
tion with the beleaguered garrisons,
Know what is going on and precisely
how urgent is the need of relief. They
also maintain that the Dutch forces have
less to gain by delay than the British,
since concentration of forces is going
on in both camps and the reserves of ar
tillery and cavalry are a more important
advantage for the two relief columns
than the strengthening of the defenses
of Golenso and Spytfontein is for the
enem y.
4 lie situation, when viewed compre
hensively at midnight, was distinctly
favorable to the British side, and there
was no apparent reason for hurrying,
much less rushing the campaign. Gen
eral Methuen, on resuming command on
Wednesday, had an additional brigade
of infantry, another regiment of lancers
ami an increased force of artillery, as
"'ell as cavalry. He was 111 much better
position for using the bayonet and ham
mering the enemy's works with an ar
tillery fire and maneuvering with cav
alry. There were ample compensations
for the delay in mending the bridges,
and if General Cronje had been rein
forced tlic Dutch allies were weaker in
Natal, and Mafeking was safer in eon
sequence of the concentration of their
commands around Kimberley.
The details of two sorties by Keke
wich's garrison furnished by the war
office, Renter and special correspond
ents, proved how well it was able to pro
tect itself. Taking advantage of the
weakening of the besieging forces by the
witlidiawuls for the defense of Modder
river, Keltcwich's men attacked first the
enemy's center, and then, right after
ward. bis right flank, captured a laager
and four redoubts and destroyed a large
quantity of military stores and food
sniffs. It was a timely and brilliant
stroke for which the garrison deserved
Kekewich's thanks in a general order.
'! here has been vigorous entrenc hing
at Spytfontein, but General Cronje will
be in danger of having his retreat east
ward to Jaeobsdahl cut off when Bord
Methuen advances to the attack Lord
Methuen's force is now estimated to be
fully 16,000 men.
The gravest feature of the situation in
Natal is the marked improvement in the
artillery practice of the Boer batteries
around Ladysmith. While the naval gun
has knocked out a big Creusot and how -
itzer. two more siege guns had been
brought up. and .according to the Times'
dispatches, three Greusots, four big
howitzers, two batteries of long-range
field guns and other heavy ordnance
were working steadily. The rations,
moreover, hud been reduced all around
in the garrison.
General Buller not only knows these
facts, but has provided so strong a re
lief column that the siege will be prac
tically raised as soon as Glery is ready
to strike the first blow. The British
forces in lower Natal arc now estimated
at 27,000 men, and General Glery will
have no less than 20,000 men for opera
tions on either flank of Golenso. Buller
may be waiting for the first six of the
eight powerful howitzers which were
sent out from England. A single section
of this battery arrived at Capetown three
days ago and its lyddite shells would be
of great strength to the relief column.
Cautious veterans who discussed the
situation last night refused to believe
that Ladysmith could be reduced to ex
tremities when so large a British army
was encamped 25 miles away.
Tlic-re was an unconfirmed rumor dur
ing the evening that Ladysmith garrison
had made a successful sortie on Mon
day. Another bulletin «vus that the gar
rison was safe on \\ ednesdav, and, un
fortunately, there was a more trust
worthy report that George Lynch, the
correspondent of the Echo, had been cap
tured bv the Boers outside tlie British
lines. He is a brainy journalist, an ex
cellent artist, who did good work in the
Santiago campaign, and left London at
24 hours' notice to represent three jour
The advance of the Free State raiders
on Dordrecht hnd other towns of Cape
Coloriy is not regarded as a serious affair
by experts in touch with the war olllce.
General Gatacre is believed to be under
orders to draw them on and hold them
back from reinforcing the Dutch armies
in Natal and on the western border. He
must have over 6.000 men on the East
London line, and General French cannot
have less than 2,fi0t) available for oper
ating against Golosburg, with 1.300
troops at Port Elizabeth. Hut each gen
eral is playing with the enemy, probably
under Buller's instructions.
President Steyn's address to the Basu
tos causes grim amusement in London,
and Premier Schreiner's reply to the
president's shifty explanation of the in
vasion of Gape Golony is regarded with
satisfaction as proof that the once
friendly relations between those Dutch
leaders art- now at an end.
A war office bulletin issued at midnight
states that a message lias been received
from the Red Gross at Pretoria giving
the numbers of British prisoners there.
The figures show 36 officers and only 16
men, so. presumably, the bulk of the
rank and tile have been removed from
the Transvaal capital. All the prisoners
captured by the British at Modder river
are being sent south. Among them are
several Germans, who seem very con
temptuous of the want of pluck shown
by the burghers.
A solemn service was held yesterday
in the Guards' chapel, Wellington bar
racks. where Mr. Gladstone was a fre
quent attendant during his later years.
It was held in memory of the guards
(killed in Methuen's three battles, and
was attended by a large number of rela
tives and friends. Including many people
I of distinction and fashion. The uniforms
I of the guardsmen contrasted with the
I somber hue of tile ladies' costumes, and
1 the solemn dirges and mournful chants
I were most impressive.
Boers Cut The Line.
London, Dec. 8,—The war office has just
issued the foliowing: "No further news
lias arrived from Methuen today, but the
following has been received from the
Orange river station: 'A railroad culvert
was blown up near Gras Pan this morn
ing. The telegraph was also cut. Guides
report heavy firing of guns toward the
north.' "
Thet foregoing implies that the Boers
have cut yie line of communication be
hind eMlhJNen. who apparently is now
fighting. '
Fight at Moddtr River.
Pretoria, Wednesday, Dec. 6.—Fighting
commenced near Modder river at 6 o'clock
this morning.
Germany Is Not Bound.
New 1 oik, Dec. 8.—A dispatch to the
: Herald from Berlin says: Reports of the
correspondents of the Morning Post and
other Lonyon papers to the effect that
the German government is no longer
j bound by the declarations made by Baron
, \ on M arse hall, while lie xvas secretary
of state for foreign affairs, have created
a sensation in the German press. The
; declarations referred to are contained
in a dispatch from Baron von Marschall
to Count von Hatzfeldt, dated Feb. 1,
1895, in which the then foreign secretary
wrote that German interests "demand
ed the continuance of the Transvaal as
an independent state, as defined in the
treaty of 1894. and the maintenance of
the status quo with reference to the rail
way and to the harbor of Delagoa bay.
1 said to Sir Edward Malet that that was
the beginning and the end of German
The Vossisehe Zeitung is of the opinion
that the statement in the London Jour
nals of the effect that Baron von Alar
schall's views of German interests in
1895 could only to-day bear the signifi
cance of a historical reminiscence and
is an intentional exaggeration of the
statement made to their correspondents
in German official circles. The Vos
slehe, InAvever, dues not regard it as
impossible that Huron von Marschall's
declaration has been modified in an An
glo-German secret treaty. Whether
the new modification w ill be carried out
will depend probably on the result of the
The Deutsche Tages Zeitung attacks
the government violently and threatens
that an interpellation will be made on
the subject from the reiohstag. Ger
many. it is reported, had only made one
declaration—that of strict neutrai.ty. It,
however, recognized that the London
convention of 1884 has been rendered null
and void by the outbreak of war, but the
j secret treaty with England contains
'nothing regarding this. The dispatches
in the London journals are here regarded
as.a mere ballon d'essai in order to force
the publication of the secret treaty.
Will Have Gun Practice.
San Francisco, Dec. 8.—The cruiser
Philadelphia has come down from Mare
Island and Rear Admiral Kautz has
transferred his (lag to her from the Iowa.
While at the navy yard the Philadelphia
was completely overhauled and lier old
six inch guns replaced with rapid fire
guns of the same calibre. Tue Iowa
will be coaled on Saturday and Tuesday
m Wednesday she and the Philadelphia
will sail for San Diego. There they will
meet the Marblehead and the warships
will go to Magdalena bay for gun prac
Liberals Defeated.
Montreal, Dec. 8.—The latest returns to
the Star from yes'erday's legislative elec
tion in the province of Manitoba show the
election of 24 conservatives and 14 liber
enls, with two districts in doubt. The
liberal party under Thomas Greenway
has been in power for many yeais.
Wishes of Roberts.
! Washington, Dec. 8.—Tiie committee
! which is to inquire Into the status of
j Mr. Roberts of Utah held a protracted ;
• session behind closed doors today. Dur- j
I Ing the early hours of the meeting Rob
! erts was present and made a statement !
as'lfc his general wishes in connection!
. with 1
the inquiry.
Caused by False Reports of
Filipino Victories.
That Reflect Against United
States Promptly Circulated
in the Islands.
Lies in This Fact—Baugued Has Been
Captured by Colonel Hare's Forces
—The Pursuit of Aguinaldo Con
tinues—Transport Arrives.
Washington, Dec. 8.—Otis today cailles
the war department in regard to the up
rising in Negros as follows:
"Manila. Dec. 8.—I am informed the
outbreak of the natives in the district of
south Negros was t he result of I lie re
ported recent great insurgent victoiies
in Luzon and Panay, which the natives
believe. The extent of the outbreak was
not aseertiued. Lieutenant Ledyard of
the Sixth infantry was killed and two
privates wounded.
"One of our chief difficulties arises
from the circulation of falsehood among
the natives. Defamatory newspaper ar
ticles of the United States and Europe
are promptly published in Spanish in
San Francisco. Madrid and by tic* Hong
kong junta and circulated in the Philip
pines. The insurgents have based all
hopes on false rumors."
The second from Otis, dated Manila,
today, says:
"Hospital ship Relief lias just returned
from Vigan, bringing 270 sick soldiers
and 232 Spanish prisoners. Slie reports
several hundred Spanish prisoners at
Vjgan, for which we send transport this
"Golonel Hare of (he Thirty-third in
fantry took Baugued on the 5th instant,
and is now with a portion of the regiment
and battalion of the Thirty-fourth in- I
fantry in pursuit of the Insurgents on
the roads southeast to Lepanlo, thence
to Bontoco, on which Aguinaldo and 300 I
insurgents are supposed to be retreating !
with ammunition and prisoners. The in
habitants of western Luzon are friendly
and give assistance."
Otis also reports the arrival of (he
transport Olympia with the Thirty-ninth
infantry, one battalion of the orty-fifth
infantry and some recruits. No casual
ties on the voyage.
The town of Bontoe, towards which
Aguinaldo with ills body guard is said to
be retreating, lies In the mountain fast
nesses about 55 or 60 miles southeast of
Vigan. If this report as to Aguinaldo's
whereabouts is true it Indicates he has
been headed off to the northward for the
first time and is being compelled to re
trace bis steps towards the south. If he
is striving to regain Ills old stronghold in
Cavite province his chances of success
are very slight. Directly in his line of
march is a considerable American force
at Buyonbohg; to the westward of that
point is Wheaton's force, and to the east
of Bayonbong is an almost impassible
mountain range.
So. w ith Young behind him, with Golo
nel Hare ( lose in his rear and his front
obstructed, the war department officials
feel that Aguinaldo has little chance of
escape to the southward. Major Balch
eller is said to be making rapidly for
Aparri, about the only port on the ex
treme north end of the island, so as to
reduce the outlet in that direction. The
best chance remaining to Aguinaldo is
believed to be to abandon the escort of
300 now traveling with him, in which case
he could easily insure his personal escape
In disguise.
Delay in Appointment.
Omaha, Dec. 8.—Governor Poynter lias
been called from the capital to Alhlan by
the illness of his father and this lias
caused a slight break in the fight for
senator to succeed Senator Hayward. The
friends of both Allen and Hitchcock are
busy organizing their forces, however.
One feature of the contest is the dropping
of all talk of a compromise candidate and
it appears certain that one of the two will
get it. The fusion members of the last
legislature are practically unanimous in
urging Allen's appointment. Tin demo
crats are apparently united on Hitchcock
and are making their strongest tight on
the plea that the democrats have not
heretofore received their share of the of
fices under the fusion arrangement. The
governor announced the appointment will
not be made before the middle of next
week in order to give all partie^ ample
chance to be heard.
Bad Wreck In England.
London, Dec. 8, 9:10 a. m.—A terrible
disaster to the Irish mail at Cretve, an
important railroad center. 34 miles south
east of Liverpool, is reported this (Fri
day) morning. It is rumored that many
persons have been killed and injured. No
details have been received.
London, Dec. 8.—The Northwestern
railway officials in London say that the
Crewe accident is slight. They have
not yet received details.
If mnessy s
We have just received a large lot of
Handkerchiefs for the holiday trade.
There's a big variety of them and a great
difference between the different qualities.
For presentation purposes to please the
public we give away to purchasers o!
these Christmas Handkerchiefs a hand
some box of embossed silver openwork
that will be greatly- appreciated by all
Fancy colored border Handkerchiefs,
hemstitched. 5c each or six for 25c.
Plain white hemstitched Handker
chiefs. with hem % and %-ineh wide,
at 5c, 10c and 15c each.
Plain white hemstitched Handker
chiefs, pure linen, soft finish, ready for
use, at 20c, 25c and 35c each.
Fancy white hemstitched Handker
chiefs. with embroidery and Valenciennes
lace borders, 15c each.
Fancy white embroidered Handker
chiefs, with narrow Valenciennes edging
and insertion border, 25c each.
Plain white pure Irish linen Handker
chiefs, hemstitched In all widths, price
35c each, 3 for $1.00.
White hemstitched Handkerchiefs, pure
linen, with embroidery and narrow lace
edging, 35c each, 3 for $1.
White hemstitched Handkerchiefs of
pure linen of fine textnure, embroidered
in dainty patterns, 50c each.
White hemstitched handkerchiefs of
pure linen, hand embroidered, for 73o
White linen Handkerchiefs, finest qual
ity, with scalloped and embroidered
edges, for $1 each.
Extra fine linen Handkerchiefs, hand
worked, fancy embroiderey and hand
some lace effects, prices $1, $1.25 and $1.50
Japanese silk Initial Handkerchiefs,
new and fancy designs, all colors, price
25c, 35c and 50c each.
Pure linen initial handkerchiefs, hem
stitched, price 35c each.
Fancy hemstitched China silk Hand
kerchiefs, hand embroidered, in all colors,
75c to $1.50 each.
Children's . hemstitched and initial
Handkerchiefs and a new line of Real
Duchesse Lace Handkerchiefs of beauti
ful designs.
Doylies and Bureau Scarfs
in Our Domestic Department.
A new lot of fresh goods, beautiful in
design, fine in texture, rich in appear
ance and of a spotless white. An inex
pensive but very appropriate gift.
a eii.
Firncy openwork applique, size
inches square, at 10c, 12Vie and 15c
Round Doylies—
9-inch at 12Vic.
12-inch at $20e.
16-Inch at 40c.
18-inch at 50c.
Square Doylies—
12-inch at 15c, 20c and 35c
16-inch at 20c and 50c.
20-inch at 50c, 65c and $1.50.
24-inch at 75c and $1.
Fancy Battenburg Work—
12 inches square, 50c each.
Of fancy openwork applique at 50c to
$3 each.
Pillow Shams
Of fancy openwork applique at all
prices from 75c to $2 pair, according to
Pillow Shams of Brussels Net and Point
d'Esprit at $2.50, $3 and $3.50 up to $5 pair.
Many Other Interesting Items in
Our Domestic Department.
Silk Sale
Carpet Sale
Watch Hennessy's
Mail Orders to
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