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VOL. XIX. NO. 2 19
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Our Show Cases, ablaze with
the fire anil slitter of Sparkling
Gems, have attracted general
admiration and favorable com
ment from all who have seen
them. The display we make is
many times the largest in the
city, and it is generally admit
ted that it is not the part of
good judgment to buy diamonds
without fist seeing them and
getting our prices.
Of every known make that de
serve a place in a first-class
jewelry store will be found in
great variety and considerable
numbers in our unrivaled stock,
and you will find prices uni
formly lower than are asked
elsewhere for those of equal
merit. This m a k e s buying
watches easy at
221 N. Main St., Butte
I Dressing Cases rianicure |
For One
A great variety of useful and
ornamental articles for Christ
mas presents are displayed in
our North window. The line
consists of
$ Sets,
I China
Hand Decorated „„
Figures, Vases, |
I Etc., and a great varie- 1
J?ty of Perfumes in fancy ^
I packages. ijjr

Any Single Package
Successors to Parchen-D'Acheuel. T
H 32 North Main Street, Butte
I Our Goods Are
the Best.
Our Prices as Low as the Lowest.
Old-Time Mixed Candy,
2 pounds ..............
Mixed Nuts (this year's
pick), pound ...........
I Cranberries,
j 3 quarts ...............;, .
; WAY)
, per quart...............
1 Fancy Dates,
j 2'pounds ................
1 Choice Asparagus,
I per can, 35c; 3 cans.......
Bcanlets (extra quality),
per can, 20c: 3 cans .....
per dozen...............
We also have a nice line of
Dressed Turkeys, Geese, Ducks and
chickens. Nice juicy Oranges, 13a-i [
nanas. Grapes, Lettuce, Cauliflower,
etc., at market prices.
Tel. 333. 349 S. Hain St.
$ 1.00
Orders Promptly Delivered
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That Is the Most Important News Re=
ceived in London Today.
On Account of News Being Cut Out by the Censor-=
General Roberts Has Chosen His Staff Officers-=
BuIIer's Battle Remains a Mystery a Week After
It Has Been Fought-"President Kruger Has Pro
tested Against British Being Allowed to Purchase
Arms in America.
London, Dec. 22.—The only news from
South Africa of the slightest importance
up to 3 p. m. to-day is the report of
Ladysmith's ability to hold out for some
time to come.
A message from Methuen, published
last evening though undated, permits the
assumption that his eommunica'tions have
! not been cut. Methuen's complaint
I about the rudeness of his opponent is the
latest surprise of this surprising war and
judging from v .e tone of some of the
j comments Methuen's peevishness is more
distasteful to many people in Great Brit
; ain than his continued silence would have
There is no diminution of enthusiasm
among volunteers. Offers of enlistment
continue to flow in. Members of the
stock excange have already promised
one hundred horses from their .stables
j and an offer of an Irish contingent of 115
hunting men was accepted this morning,
j Prince Francis of Teck, younger bro
. liier of the Duchess of York, sailed for
j Capetown to-day with a detachment of
, Royal Dragoons.
j Lord Solisbury and General Roberts
had a conference with the queen at Wind
sor this afternoon.
A war office dispatch from Pietermar
itzburg gives a list of casual.ies Decem
ber 1S, of seven men killed and 14 wound
ed, all non-commissioned officers and
men. The names of the regiments con
cerned indicate a hitherto unrecorded
sortie from Ladysmith on that date.
Churchill Is Safe.
London, Dec. 22.—Lady Randolph
Churchill has received a cable dispatch
from heir son, Winston Churchill, who
was captured by the Boers in Natal and
taken to Pretoria and whose escape from
there .was announced Dec. 14. saying he
had arrived safely at Deiagoa bay
Grumbling In England.
New York, Dec. 22.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says: A c-old fit of
suspiciousness and depression has follow
ed llie hot. fit of patriotic ardor with
which the country responded to the min'
istry's call to arms. The embargo upon
! the newspapers from the front leave the
, newspapers nothing but criticisms upon
, official shortcomings and general pessi
j The Daily Mail and other journals, by
I opening their columns to personal dis
! cuss ion of the conduct of the war, are en
abling all sorts and conditions of dis
! pirited Britons to grumble aloud and sniff
i at the numerous Jonahs who ought to be
thrown overboard. Amateur strategists
are advising the withdrawal of Methuen's
force from Modder liver, the abandon
ment of the Kimberley garrison to a
hopeless struggle against starvation and
, even so desperate an expedient as an at
! tempt by White to cut his way south with
the bayonet, since the Boer line of in
trenchinents is too strong to be attacked
again in front .The croakers are finding
fault with every branch of the fighting
I services and are joining in a frantic hunt
after a scapegoat.
, More dismal and disheartening reading
could hardly be invented by Dr. Leyds'
press bureau for the discouragement of
j reci ulting than the English press, with
( a few notable exceptions, in supplying at
. a critical time, when the nation itself is
pulsating with patriotism, when the mi
liti-a battalions are volunteering for for
eign service and the reservists are raliy
in g to their colors and when new imper
la.1 forces are being organized from the
'yeomanry, cavalry, cross country riders
and citizen soldiers. One effect or this
doleful reading may be salutary. There
may be a relaxation of the press censor
ship in order to give the newspapers em
a nd
>f re
ployment less harmful than walliiif
gnashing of teeth.
Rigorous as that censorship has
it has not prevented the publication <
ports than Ladysmith was short of tvn
munition, while it has cut off daily news
from the armies that would have inter
ested the public without bonefitting the
enemy. It has rendered descriptions of
the chief battles of the war unintelligi
ble. Buller's battle remains a mystery
a week after it was fought, with a maze
of contradictions respecting the various
features of the engagement and futile
surmises regarding ilie responsibility for
the loss of the guns.
Englishmen have been denied one of the
most precious consolations for defeat,
that of reading detailed accounts of the
gallantry of their soldiers and have been
surfeited with generalizations upon the
superior mobility of the Boers and their
complete success in concealing their po
sitions so that a frontal attack aer
posed ground was doomed to failure
whenever an order was received for an
The opinion among military experts has
become general that both Duller and Me
thuen have been tied to the railway by
failure of other methods of transporta
nt n by wagons and compelled to ai tack
in front precisely where the invisible ene
my was prepared to meet them. Gatacre
and French being forced to fall back are
incapable of keeping under restraint the
disaffected Dutch w ho are rapidly drift
ing into open rebellion and are only h, id
back by the influence of Premier Hehr« in
er and Mr. Hofmeyer. The army corps '
has not accomplished any prac tical re- j
suit and the four sections of it are now I
blocked by the enemy's front. This is
the situation which the pessimists eon- !
siiler disheartening although they hope 1
that the fifth and sixth divisions will ar
rive in time for the relief of both Lady
smith and Kimberley .
Gen. Roberts has chosen as staff offi
cers men who have been recommended
to him by Lord Wolseley and tic Duke of
Cambridge, rather than the men associat
ed with him in India. Gen. Prettyman
was with him during the Afghan war and
was an efficient staff officer during the
march from Caibul to Candahar. Vis
count Dow ne has been the close friend
of the Duke of Connaught and the Duke
of Cambridge. Lord Setlrington lias been
with Lord Roberts in Ireland end is heir
after his father to the Duke of Richmond.
The staff does not represent in any mark
ed degree what is known as the Roberta
school in Indian fighting. ;
One or two appointments are under
stood to have been recommended by Gen. ■
Kitchener who knows the details of
every branch of the service.
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American Neutrality.
Chicago. Dec. 22.—A special to the Rec
ord from Washington says: President
Kruger's government has formally pro
tested to Secretary Hay against the sale
of munitions of war by American manu
facturers and merchants to the British
government. This protest was designed
to prevent the British government from
obtaining much needed war supplies, but
it has proved of no avail.
It Is said Secretary Hay lias sent à
reply to the Boer government reiterating
the neutrality of the I'nited States in the
present war and declaring that when
citizens are trading with both belligerents
they violate no neutrality obligation. It
is also said that the authorities have in
formation showing that the Boer govern
ment lias purchased supplies in the Puit
ed Stat s. The position of this gov ru
inent in the matter of trading w ith b.ili
gererts has been since its foundation that
its citizens have the light to trade with
the eon Lading belligerents.
British Moves Kept Secret.
22.—A dispatch to the '
says: There is
New York, Dec ____
Herald from London says: There is
much deep anxiety here as to the situa- '
U o„,„ S ..»,h Africa ana *e p.rinfu, |
nervous stiem glows mon acute as the
regard to
oui inus silence continues
Gei Muller and Methuen.
>w all the enthusiasm evoked bv the
magnificent response to the call for vol
ur.leers is a strong undercurrent of ap
prehension, especially as to the condition
of il. Kimberley relief column. It is none
the less perceptible from the efforts made
to .smother it by suggestions in which the
!' p" is father to the thought, that the
war office has news front Gen. Methuen
war t, if j fi concealing for strategic rea
s " n -' until ltis supposed withdrawal to Hie
Grange Hiver has been successfully com
plet, d.
A wdl authenticated report has been
ree, ived that nows from Gen. White had
come through to the effect that he was
fully provided vielt ammunition and food
and able to hold out for some weeks
This would greatly affect the situation
and render all haste on Gen. Muller's part
unnt-ressary. Should Gen. Methuen be cut
off by a Boer force seizing his old posl
I tiens at Gras Pan and Belmont, the
Hi it ish might have another Ladysmith
on their hands and even the most san
guine enthusiasts admit that with one
Ladysmith the situation is critical
If Gen. Methuen fai'ls back, he will be
abl" to wait with iperfect security for
th > arrival of the sixth division when the
forward movement can he resumed. I
The silence maintained at the war of- j
lice as to Gen. Methuen's movements i
might be with the idea of keeping such a
backward step secret until completed.'
England at present is directing a very i
keen and critical eye upon Deiagoa bay
—more so than is generally thought.
The French Position.

i X"W York, Dec. 22.—A dispatch to the
I Herald from Paris says:
Many French journals continue to cling
to the ideas that England should make
peace and that there is a possibility of
Intel vention by some power. But the
leading statesmen do not share this view.
The opinions of the latter are well re
lierieii in this conversation which was
hail w ith M. Ribat, deputy, former minis
ter of foreign affairs and premier:
"The idea of intervention by European
or other nations in the Transvaal war
would be the last thing to present itself
to my mind. The tiling is impossible, con
sidering all the circumstances, not, how
ever, because the powers do not wish to
do so. Anyone of them would be willing,
if ils intervention were likely to be ae
cepled and no nation could wear a bright
er political feather in its cap.
"Hot at the present time England Is in
no r.iood to accept intervention. Her rea
sons we can perfectly well understand.
England feels that if there was ever a.
moment w hen she could not permit a j
compromise this is that moment. To tell j
the truth all the other powers kno w it |
: too, hence it is absolutely hopeless to talk !
of intervention and there is littleslncerity
in those continental politicians suggest
ing or advocating it."
France's attitude is hard to define pre
cise!''. Officially she has not shown the
slightest desire to act as an intermediary
though a large section of the press ad
vises England to make terms wit.li the
Boers as the only way out of the diffi
It is impossible not to conclude 1 , there
fore, that if there is any general senti
ment here at all. it is the desire to sec
the English humiliated. From a popular
point, of view this is not altogether sur
Need of Transportation. !
N« w York, Dec. 22.—A dispatch to the
World from London says: The Morning
Post today prints the following from its
midtary expert:
"if it lie true, as well informed persons
assert, that the troops in South Africa
are without transports, divisional, bri
gade or regimental, except such trans
port/, as the generals have been able to
get together, many things which at first
sight appeared absolutely inexplicable,
bei ........
"Even the dispersion of a f.
; capable of, If not justification, at least ex
planation. A general can do nothing with
troops he eaimot feed. Tin- situation re
sulting fiom these conditions is not pleas
ant to coniteinplate. it ltd to attacks on
; pi nun red positions which every general
! would have preferred to flank or turn.
! "The neglect in iliis case has been that
of the political clash of leaders of both
parties. They have not for many years
j taken seriously the possibility of win- as
j a conflict in which the nation's existence
j or that of the empire might be staked.
"The movements so far do not bear out
I the idea that the military department of
the var office is out of order, but there are
many tilings which the military d
ment cannot do of its own initiativ
being the spending of large sums of mon
ey not set down in tho annual estimates."
Warned By Spies.
,, ,, n ,,
N vv York Dec. 22.—A dispatch to the
World from Modder River, Dec. 1C, says:
The Boer ambulances which came for the
Boer wounded in British hands have just
passed out to tile Boer camp. The Boms
thoroughly believe the story to which
color was given by the firing of a naval
gun by the British during Tuesday ii)ec.
12) armistice after Methuen's crushing
Uif at at Magai sfontein. No doubt t he
Boms were warned of Monday morning's
stink by spies, one of whom is being
tiled today.
Lawton's Funeral Services
Manila, Dev. 22, 12:30 p. m.—Gen
j'tun's remains were placed in the
in t!u ' I>aco bfrtnetery this niornin
. Pri
vute services were held at the ^
an ^ the " as carried to the cemetery i jjô
airy. Public services will be held later.
of- j
Ufflq \\m u
IfVnJ UliLnul
Boston Stock Exchange Had
An Exciting Day.
Was the Cause of Some Copper
Stocks Dropping at the
Opening of Exchange.
a j
it |
New York Was Aifected in Sympathy
Willi Her Sister City— London Was
Quieter Than it Has Been For a
Long: Time.
Boston, Dec. 22.—There was a nervous
feeling apparent in financial quarters to
day before the opening of business, on
account of the troubled aspect of the
situation resulting from the closing of
the Globe National bank. Considerable
confidence was expressed, however, that
the action of the clearing house last |
week in making certificates available
through the committee lo banks in case
of emergency would avert any further
serious failures. The stock market was
expected to feel the disturbance in condi
tions most keenly.
The galleries of the stock exchange*
were crowded when business began. The
market was weak at the ojAming. Trad
ing was very animated and violent fluc
tuations in Sugar were recorded. Cop
pers were a trille weak. Montana droo
ping 5 points, but recovering half of the
Jess almost immediately. The market
showed good support.
Receiver Wing and President Stevens
of the Globe bank declined to say any
thing about the situation today.
Will Advance the Money.
Boston, Dec. 22.—The National
unit bank lias made public the fnl
"That there may be as little
Vi nience as possible to depositors
Globe National bank and other
National Shawnmt bank offers
vanoe today lo all depositors
Globe bank against their deposits 50 per
ce nt of the net amount of ilia same."
This action créai cd an excellent affect
in all circles, and financial sections of
the city wire soon as quid as usual.
of the
s. the
O ad
11 the
! Market Was Unsettled,
I New York, Dec,
opened unsettled owing
of the Boston bank. Kugt
Leading specialties lost
points. Trailing was vei
• stock market
to tin 1 closing
fell 4*. 5 points,
from I to 1 3 5
active. A rise
era I
of 2*5 points in Sugar produced a gei;
rally. Grangers and Pa< ilic acted s
gishly for a time, but eventually
proved fractionally. Business was
active on the rise, but recoveries were
strongly maintained at II o'clock. Be
!;::;;, , ": d ;f y , ,H ' rsiSl ' ,|!l liquidation in aj
mim bei of ob. < un* mopem-s eneour- ,
aged renewed attacks against prominent j
urred. ,
stocks, and violent ileelin
Sugar f< il to 1 là I*. Burlington and West
ern I'nion hist over 3 points, A large
bait of the selling was attributed to
Boston accounts.
London Market Quiet.
London, Dec. 22.—Business on th
exchange today was quieter and there
was less pressure to sell, but weakness
continued owing to tlie indisposition of
speculators to buy with the holiday set
Bernent so close at hand and w ide spread
fears in connection with the settlement
of South African securities.
Evangelist Moody Dead.
East Noi'ihficld, Mass., Dec. 22 -Dwight
L. Moody, the famous evangelist, died at
noon to-day. It was no't expected until
yesterday by members of Moody's family
and immediate circle of friends that death
would be tin* result of his illness. The
cause of death was a general breaking
dotvvn, due to overwork. Moody's heart
had been weak for a long time and the
exertions put forth in connection with
meetings in the west last month brought
on a collapse from which he failed to
This week the patient showed steady
gain until yesterday when he showed
symptoms of nervousness, accompanied
by weakness which caused the family
much anxiety. This morning the weak
ness continued and at S o'clock Mr, Moody
called his wife and children, telling them
■that the end was not far off. The fam
ily remained close by his bedside all fore
noon. The evangelist was almost free
from pain and occasionally talked with
apparent ease. About the last words
i jjô was heard to utter were:
"I have always been an ambitious man,
not to lay up wealth, but to find work to
^ — -SET
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Shop early in the morning if possible.
Only a few hours remain in which to do
your Christmas buying.
In the Notion Dept*
Main Floor, Center Aisle
last | Some of the pettiest Styles Ever
Shown. Shop Early at Hennessy's
I Pure Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, with
fancy hemstitched and embroidered bor
ders, 50c each.
Pure Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, with
j scalloped borders, embroidered corners
and hemstitched, price 75c each.
Irish Linen center, with fancy border
of Battenburg Lace, price $1 each.
Pure Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, with
Val. lace edging and two rows of inser
tion, scalloped borders, price $1.25 each.
Others with very tine and delicately
embroidered borders at ÎI.50 each.
Pure Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, with
fancy embroidered borders, heavy open
work, scalloped edges 145 inches deep,
price $1.75 each.
Pure Irish Linen Handkerchiefs, with
three rows of hemstitching, fancy em
broidered fleur de lis and lloral beider,
very neat design, $2 each.
Real Duchesse Lace, finest linen cen
ters, with lace borders, $3 to $0 each.
Other styles with richly worked cor
ners and edges $5.50 to $7.50 each.
aj There are no finer Kid Gloves in the
, world than our celebrated French Kid
j Gloves, the "Reynier." Then we have
, the fine "P. & L." Kid and
Kid Gloves
"Flavia" and the "Servin'*
and some others that are
pretty. Fm- presentation
put these Gloves in a very
*2.25 set
Gloves, the
Kid Gloves,
purposes we
handsome box and charge nothing extra.
Remember your lady friends with Kid
Gloves and they'll never forget you.
Albums, with fancy celluloid covers,
hold 23 pictures, for 75c.
Albums, with fancy celluloid front and
plush back. $1 each.
Albums, with fancy cover of celluloid,
hold 38 pictures, for $1.75.
Albums, bound in fine Morocco,
anil brown, to hold 42 pictures, for
Albums in other styles.
Whisks, cbonoid handle and leather
ette case, with mountings of silver, 75c
and $1 each.
Photo holders, several styles, the rich
est of handsome French gilt mounting, a
very pretty eanu-o-like design. $.1 each.
Ebonoid Sets. Brushes. Combs and
Hand Glasses, with mountings of ster
ling silver, up to $3.50 each.
Military Hair Brushes, pretty styles,
These Brush and Comb sets are shown
in a variety of styles and combinations
at all prices, according to quality. Some
have handsome Limoges trays, with por
celain backs to brush and glass. ,
Dolls and Toys
In Basement
Butte, Montana.

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