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Daily Inter Mountain.
VOL. XIX. NO. 2 12
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Received Since
Our Opening.
The goods we mention here are ,
regular jewelry store grade. The <
miraculously low prices might ■
otherwise cause you to think dif- ]
ferently. We bought enormous,
quantities—saving in the buying. .
where we make our profit. The'
enormous rush for these goods has]
so far confirmed our judgment that
good goods at low prices will al
ways find ready buyers in Butte.
Sterling Button Hook; think of the
price ........................ Hlc
Sterling Handle Pearl Blade Bet
ter Opener, at the • marvelously
low price of...................15c
Pocket Folding Glove But toners
and Nail Files, sterling handled,
at not half what you expect, only
Combination Glove Bultoner and
Nail File, sterling, at less than
many merchants pay wholesale..
Sterling Handled Pocket Knives,
magnificent one at $5, and down
to where we sell a good Sterbng
Handled Knife for ............ ««
Scissors, sterling handle, choice of
different blades, at half their
value .. -,....................50c
Pearl Handled Sterling Mounted
Pen, with seal and erasure, the X
three for the value of one .. ..75c
Sterling Handled Biftton Hook, x
Cuticle Knife and Nail File, all &
three for the value of one ... .:15c «>
Sterling Handled Seal Letter 2,
Opener and Erasure, always sold
for $1.25................. OOc &
Sterling Silver Back Brush and ^
Comb for baby, that you jump &
at for $1.25 .....................75c &
AT ' I
221 N. Main St., Butte |
; flail Orders Filled the Day Received f
Why Not
Look Over a Line J
_ :•>))
£ Of Figures, Vases, Dr
ft Urns, and other |
Ï novelties that are $
i Genuine I
I ■— Dresden I
* China....!
jje For which you pay no more £
ft than for imitations at other *
if places. The genuine are on ':)}
ft exhibition in our South window h
^ this week.
I A Beautiful Line of
£ Christmas Presents.
ft -
I 32 North
_ _
Successors to Parchen-D'Acheue/.
Main Strset, Butte
Our Goods Are
the Best.
Our Prices as Low as the Lowest. ;
„ ...............$i.oo!
AoOpounds ............... $ 6 . 00 ]
(Unwrapped) per box.....yl.OOi
Per 100 pounds ............ yl.&U'
EGGS- 9n i
Worth 25c per dozen ...... £Uv ;
Sweet Pickles— rw j
Sour Pickles— Rnt+I«*:
Sweet Relish— DUluc
Royal Relish—
Devil's Hop—
Chow Chow—
Per dozen .
Per dozen
Tel. 333. 349 S. Hain St.
Orders Promptly Delivered
'W 4 W 004Hf*****4**4*04** ** ^ I
On Both Sides in the Battle of Mayers=
fontein Last Monday.
Gives the British Loss at Over Six Hundred==The Boer
Sharpshooters Seldom Hissed Their Men and Gen=
erally Picked Off the Officers==An Unconfirmed Re
port that the Relieving Columns Have Reached
Ladysmith=Great Work of the Highlanders--Win
ston Churchill Has Escaped From Pretoria.
Modder ltiver. Cape Colony, Tuesday,
Dec. 18.—Details gathered here by a re
porter of the Associated Press among tiie
wounded British and Boers gave some
idea of the desperate nature of the fight
at Magersfontein.
Tiie Highlanders did all that the most
gallant troops in the world could do, but
it was impossible to face the terrible fire
of the Boers.
The British artillery again saved the
hided the honors of the
ots. The batteries worked
a galling title tire,
the Boer stories it was
the burghers to have
loss. One I'oer prisoner
lyddite shell killed or
70 and that two others
bodies of Boers ensconced
tv. doing fearful damage.
Boers lought throughout
t gallantry. Their sharp
shooters seldom missed the mark.
A Seaforth Highlander says that while
he was lying wounded on the field he saw
a Boor, of typical German appearance,
faultlessly dressed, with polished top
boots, a shirt with silk rutiles and a cigar
in his mouth, walking among the ant
hills, picking off the British, lie was
quite alone, and it was apparent from
the frequent use lie made of field glasses
that he was singling out officers.
Another wounded Boer says that a
lyddite shell, tired on Sunday, fell in
the midst of an open-air prayer meet
ing held to offer supplications for the
success of the Boer arms.
and il
day v
the Sc
for h
ng to
e for
icd f
v two 1
bch in
id tli
ic rang
, J o the
Report From Ladysmith.
London, Dec. 1-1.—A special dispatch
from Pie to rinaritzburg says Générais
Buller and Cleary have entered Lady
smith and have captured ten thousand
The British war •office has heard noth
ing of lhe reported relief of Ladysmith.
Officials do not credit the story.
Gen. Gatacre's Report.
London, Dee. 14.—The war office has re
celved front General Gataere the follow
ing list of casualties furnished by a. cor
respondent who was permitted to visit
the Boer camp with chaplains and is be
lieved to be reliable:
Second Royal Irish—10 killed; 82 wound
First East Lancashire*—One wounded,
Second Northumberland*—12 killed; 27
All the above wounded are prisoners.
Feeling Against War Office
London, Dec. 14.—While the outw^p-dly
calm attitude of the press and people here
during the present crisis commands ad
miration, there is an undercurrent of in
tense indignation against the war office
and government which threatens to make
a serious addition to the blunders of gen
erals, and further evidences of break
down of the transport and Intelligence
departments which are daily coming to
It was freely predicted this mor ning in
high military circles that the South Af
rican campaign will last until June. It
is also expected Methuen wifi have to re
tire south of Orange river as it is claimed
he could not hold out long at Modder riv
er where his ammunition and food su;i
plies were not expected to last over a
week. In fact it was said his line of com
munication was probably already cut aud
it was claimed Gat acte was . similarly
weakenefcfcy Wh reverse and the revo'.t
of the cQbnistM an^jt was added he
might have to x»oosé between a siege or
Scenes at the war office this morning
when Methuen's casualties were posted
were highly dramatic.
Afternoon papers of all shades of poli
tics follow the morning papers in facing
the situation courageously and demand
ing immediately the dispatch of rein
Revised List.
London, Dec. 14.—A revised list of the
total casualties to the British troops at
Magersfontein places this number at 832.
Casualties at Modder River
London, Dec. 14.—An official report
gives the number of killed, wounded and
missing of all arms in the engagement
of Sunday and Monday, north of Modder
river, as S17. There were 15 officers killed
and four wounded, and in addition five
are missing and one is known to have
been taken prisoner. The war office has
received a message stating there were
650 casualties among non-commissioned
officers and men of the Highland brigade
at Magersfontein. The brigade lost 10
officers killed, 38 wounded and four miss
The following list of officers killed or
wounded has been received:
Highland Brigade—Killed: General
Wauchope, Lieutenant Colonel Goode,
Captain Eiton. Lieutenant Edmonds,
Captain J. It. Clark, Lieutenant Cox,
Captain Cowan, Captain Lamberton,
Lieutenant Colonel Goff, Major Robin
son, Captain Wingate and Lieutenant
( 'owie..
Wounded: Colonel Keilham, Captain
Berkeley, Major Duff. Captain Feother
stobaugh, Captain Noyes, Captain Wolfe
Murray, Captain jliuhardson, Captain
Campbell, Captain Gordon. Captain Mc
Nub, Lieutenant Theron W. c. Baillie,
Lieutenant Scott and Lieutenant Water
house. Many of the above mentioned
officers are dangerously wounded. Lieu
tenant Wauchope. 'Major Cuthhcrtson,
Captain Cameron. Lieutenant St. J. Har
vey. Lieutenant Bt l'thhh and Lieutenant
Tait, who was formerly amateur golf
Missing: Hon. Gumming Bruce, Cap
The Marquis of Winchester of the
tain MoFarlane and Lieutenant Ramsay.
Coldstream guards was killed. Captain
Sterling. Lieutenant Codrington and
Major Hon. W. B. Lamberton of the
same brigade were wounded, and of the
rank and file six were killed and 46
Twelfth Lancashire--on.- killed and 18
wounded. - -
Ninth Lai|iprg one killed and nine
wounded. '
Second Seaforth»:—Aliasing: Major
Mackenzie and Captain Brodie.
Field Artillery—Twenty were wounded.
A surgeon major was taken prisoner.
Mounted Infantry—Killed: Major Mil
ton and Major Ray.
Churchill Has Escaped.
Lorenzo Marquez. Delagoa Bay, Dec.
14.— Winston Churchill, the newspaper
correspondent and former officer of the
Fourth Hussars, who was captured at i
(he time of the armored train disaster, :
near Kstcourt, November 16 , has es- ;
eapod from Pretoria.
Queen's Intense Anxiety.
New York, Dec. 14.—A dispatch to die
Herald from London says: It is stated
by a person in a position to know that
the •queen's mental anxiety gives .the
gravest alarm 10 the royal household.
The queen insists on receiving the min
utest information from the war office as
to the state of affairs. Yet she is com
pletely overcome when the particulars
of each engagement- are related. Even
when discussing other matters and con
ducting ordinary correspondence the
queen suddenly bursts into a flood of
tears and makes pathetic reference to
the misery and haidships entailed upon
her soldiers, as well as upon the Boers
No matter where one went last night
there was but one topic of discussion—
Methuen's defeat and his probable losses, j
Later in the evening when it became I
known that General Wauchope and the
Marquis of Winchester were among the
killed the tension was increased. It is
not an exaggeration to say that almost
every mansion in the fashionable west
end contains anxious and sleepless men
and women this morning.
An undertone of condemnation of the
, inactivity of the war office before hos
tilities began has found its way to the
surface. This feeling was expressed in
strong terms at the war office, where
crowds of anxious men and women con
gregated before the doors reading the
bulletins all through the day and even
ing. Many women were unable to con- ;
tfol their emotions.
Panic in War Office.
New York, Dec. 14.—A dispatch to the
World from London says: The decided j
check to General Methuen and (he heavy
British loss have added to file panic I
among the military authorities and* the
jingo war experts in London. If is noted
as significant that this was the first tight !
on the soil of a South African republic, j
As a consequence General Methuen re- l
ports that he is intrenching to hold his i
ground after a two-days' fight.
The war office is now pushed to the i
extremity of its resources. Lord Bob- j
erts. commander-in-chief in Ireland, was!
hastily summoned last night from Dub- j
lin to London. At its extra session par- 1
iiament was told that $50,000,000 would 1
cover the expenses of war. It is now !
said by the best informed that $200,000.
000 will not pay the hill. Eighty thou
sand British troops are in South Africa
now and 10,000 more are to he mobilized,
or are on the way, while advance orders
for a sixth division of 10,000 men are be
ing executed and there are warnings that
a seventh division of the same will soon
he collected for shipment to the Cape. |
Market Was Unsteady.
New York, Dec. 14.—-Bears came down
to Wail street in a mood of rampart con
fidence, .prepared to go extreme lengths
'in offering down prices of stocks they
had yet to become possessed of. On the
other hand preparations made by inside
interests to support their properties were
on a large scale. Opening prices were
moving all ways at once, vibrations be
ing wide. Sugar dropped 3 point« in (L
tinkling and serious damage was inflict
ed by Bear attacks on iron and steel
stocks and city specialties. There was
a good deal of indiscriminate selling hut
no sign of heavy forced liquidation like
yesterday. The buoyant tone of the
London market strengthened the position
of the bull element. Bears showed a
disposition fro cover short contracts on
any dip in prices and there were sudden
recoveries of violent losses. Around noon
prices had risen above last night's close
and Ute market had quieted dow n.
Services In New York.
New York, T5ec.*14.—St. Paul's chapel, ]
where George Washington attended ser- !
vices while he lived in New York, was ;
elaborately decorated for the most Im- 1
portant, feature of the commemoration 1
of the one hundredth anniversary of his !
death, which took place there today. At
11:45 a. m. a procession moved from the;
vestry house to the church, through the ]
church yard. Representatives of vari
ous revolutionary societies followed. A 1
detail of the Seventh regiment. N. Y.
N. G., preceded the invited guests, who
were followed by a detail from Squad
ron A. dismounted. Then marched mem- i
hers of the Society of the Cincinnati and
tiie Sons of the Revolution. Rev. Dr.
Morgan Dix conducted the services, as
sisted by several invited clergymen, and
tiie sermon was delivered by Rev. Dr. ,
Hutton of Rutger's college. Dr. Dix is
chaplain of the Sons of the Revolution.
Minute guns were fired at Castle Wil
liam while the service lasted. Among j
those who accepted invitations to be
present were Major General Nelson A. i
Miles. Major General Roe, Adjutant Gen- 1
oral A. D.' Andrews, Governor Roosevelt j
and Mayor Van Wyek. At 2 o'clock p.
m. memorial services were held at the
old church Jumel Madison, under the
nmnagf tm nt of the Washington Height,
chapter of .the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, and at 3:30 o'clock the j
Daughters of Cincinnati held exercises j
at Delmonieo's, where addresses were :
made by Professor Sioane of the Colum- j
bia university, John S. Wife of Vnssar 1
and Lieutenant Commander Green, his
torian of the Mayflower society. The
flags on the public schools were flown at
half mast. j
Von Miquel Will Resign.
Berlin, Dec. 14.—The Kleine Journal an
nounce« the impending resignation of
Herr von Miquel. It declares that the
minister of finance, in a moment of ar
rogance. dug his own grave. His re
cent declaration made him impossible.
"Herr von Miquel," it says, "is no
longer the kaiser's man. He has played
a double ;ame on the canal bill and this
is proven by the press intrigues of Herr
von Z^nitz."
In tiie sitting of the reichstag. Count
von Buelnw declared that the Samoan
treaty contained no secret clause of a
politicai or commercial nature nor any
obligations toward England or America.
Mountain Fort Captured.
Manila, Etc. 14.—A detachment of Co!.
Hayes' cavalry under Lieut. Arnold itas
raptured Bieacnabalo, the mountain
stronghold where the last insurrection
was ended with the peace treaty. A large
quantity of ammunition and arms was
captured. Major Batchelor's battalion of
the 24th infantry is making slow progress
in the Aptvrri valley. Villagers are giv
ing the colored troops banquets and halls
To Testify Against R scris
Washington. Dec. 14.—A number of wit
r.issts are expected to arrive from Utih
Monday next to testify against Roher s.
They will come without the formality of
subpoenas. They are expected to give evi
dence to Roberts' polygamous relations
from more direct and personal knowledge
thhn that possessed by witnesses hereto
fore heard. I
Senate bid Not Hold a Very
Long Session.
On the Bill For Change in the Financial
System~Cox Was the First Speak
er Today and^Was Followed by
Washington, Dec. 14.—When the senate
convened today Mr. Aldrich asked for a
temporary postponement of the usual
Thursday motion of an adjournment over
Sunday, until it could be ascertained
whether the democrats would be ready
to announce their committee assignments.
He added that in case they were not so
prepared he would ask the senate to sit
tomorrow in order that the appointments
to committees could be made. In obed
ience to this request, Mr. Hale who had
moved tiie adjournment, withdrew the
Mr. Pettigrew's resolution asking for
information as to whether the Hag of the
Philippine republic had ever been sa
luted by the American forces in the Phil
ippines came up.
Mr. Chandler moved to lay the resolu
tion on the table.
Mr. Pettigrew asked a withdrawal of
the motion hut this was declined.
Mr. Chandler said that every word of
the resolution and speeches made upon it
would he cabled to Manila.
Pettigrew called for the ayes and noes
on the motion to lay on the table. The
vote resulted 41 ayes to 20 nays.
The senate agreed to the house resolu
tion for a Christmas holiday adjourn
ment on the 20tli of December until the
third of January. At 1:05 the senate ad
Washington, Dec. 14.—Owing to [lie
Washington memorial services held at
Mount Vernon today the house was well
nigh ejeserted when the house met at 11
o'clock to resume debate on the currency
By unanimous consent a bill was pass
ed to extend the time for examination of
monthly accounts by bureaus and officers
of t he war department.
Mr. Cox (Tennessee), who was ranking
minority member of the banking and cur
rency committee in the last congress,
opened the discussion today in opposition
to the currency hill. Mr. Cox paid his re
spects to Grosvenor whom he character
ized as the spokesman of the administra
tion on the floor. He w as a most adept
representative of tiie clifef executive, he
said, for w hen placed in the hole lie never
experienced the least difficulty in getting
out (laughter).
Lanhatn (Texas) opposed the hill, and
said it was a proposition to change the
character of the obligations of debtors
without their consent.
Crumpacker (Indiana) believed il im
possible that the enactment of the bill
into a law might enhance the prospects
of the necromancer from Nebraska.
"But," said he, "if Mr. Bryan should
be elected, the law would act as a sort
of legislative straight jacket and reas
sure the country by minimizing itis ca
pacity for evil."
Special to the Inter Mountain.
Washington, Dec. 14.—('ommitlceman
Leonard is here for the republican na
tional committee meeting. A big fight
is on for the national convention between
New York, Philadelphia und Chicago.
Insiders predict Chicago wiû he selected.
Montana favors (lie Windy City.
Memorial services to 1 ommemorate tiie
one hundredth anniversary of Washing
ton's death attracted hundreds of
Masons from all parts of the country.
The exercises today were on a grand
scale under (he auspices of the Vir
ginia lodge he affiliated with. Many vis
iting Montanians wi'l attend tiie cere
monies at Mount Vernon. H. L. Frank
represents the order in Montana.
Charles Clark, E. L. Whitmore and J.
B. Wellcome arrived today. The tat ter
is en route to Mexico on business con
nected with Clark's coffee plantation.
The senatorial situation is unchanged.
The general belief now is that the
Chandler committee or a sub-committee
will visit Butte, Anaconda and ILkna
and probe the political situation in Mon
tana to the very bottom.
Lieutenant Governor Spriggs is here.
Clarkson, formerly of Iowa, is slated
for the chief « ler'vship ol the senate
under the reo-iolii 10 • i e.it ization.
The appointment •■(' Alien to the sena
torial vacant y in Nebraska causes great
satisfaction 11 m ing the silver men in the
senate, though 1 is) :■ is no chance for a
silver measure to pass limt body for
four years at least.
J. B. Read is at the W.dlui?;' on hotel.
Anticipaling tbe Interest.
Washington, Dec. 14.—Secretary Gage
has decided to anticipate the January
interest on United States bonds outstand
ing. This interest will amount to about
$5,000,000 and will he paid beginning to
morrow without rebate.
'J ^
Finc Shoes
$ 3.50
Here are lines of Shoes absolutely world
beaters, they are substantially built and
will properly protect your feet against
jsnow, slush and their consequences, sav
ing the expense of a doctor's bill. We are
selling hundreds of pairs of these shoes
every day and if every man appreciat
ed how good they are we couldn't supply
the demand.
Our Special Offer for this week is 975
pairs of Men's Hand-Sewed Welt Shoes,
all new goods and up-to-date styles, the
equal of shoes usually sold at $5.00 a pair.
For $3.50 pair
All sizes and shapes, with heavy, medis
urn and light bottoms; all leathers—
Black French Calfskin
Black Box Calfskin
Russian Tan Calfskin
Black Vici Kid
Heyl's Patent Leather
Tan Vici Kid.
75* WAß
Not the cheap, gaudy kind, but elegant
Slippers, really substantial, well made
and nicely finished. Our assortment
is about as complete as can be. These
slippers are made by one of the leading
manufacturers in the world for fine goods
—Jas. A. Banister Co. We recommend
them and the recipient of a pair on
•Chirstmas will be happy.
Styles for Men and Women
j$J.25 to $4 Pair
At Hennessy's
Knox Ha ts
Hennessy's is the only store in Butte
where you can buy this season's latest
styles Silk Hat, Fedora Hats, Derby
Hat and Soft Hats. The best made. ,
Mail Orders to
Butte, riontana.

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