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VOL. XIX. NO. 22 1
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Our Show Cases, ablaze with
the fire and glitter 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 ectual
merit. This m a k e s buying ,
watches easy at
221 N. Main St., Butte
A great variety of useful and .»J
a .l.? rl ,'!' I e s _,A 01 ', *" b ' s . t " ÿ
For One
mas presents are displayed in
our North window. The line :
consists of
I Dressing Cases flanicure $
£ 5ets, Hand Decorated |
I China Figures, Vases, |
I Etc., and a great varie=|
if iy of Perfumes in fancy |
£ packages. ^
i Any Single Package
Successors to Parchen-D Acheuel. jjj
5 32 North Main Street, Butte 5,
IjOur 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 I 3 quarts ..................

£ per quart.............
j I Fancy Dates,
j [ 2 pounds ..............
j I Choice Asparagus,
) [ per can, 35cf 3 cans.....
j [ Beanlets (extra quality),
l| per can. 20c: 3 cans ...
per dozen............
We also have a nice line of j
Dressed Turkeys. Geese, Ducks and ! :
Chickens. Nice juicy Oranges, Ba- i [
nanas. Grapes, Lettuce, Cauliflower
etc., at market prices.
) 1 1
A. fl. TURNER.
i I Tel. 333* 349 S. Hain St.
j ! Orders Promptly Delivered
i f 00 * 00 * 0 00 ** * 00 ** 00 0 0* 0 004
That is About all the News Received
From the Front Today.
Is to Relieve Ladysmith as Soon as the Necessery Re*
inforcement« Arrito«■CAirnnnnHAnrA te Re«.tnnln<» '
Hi forte men IS Arrive correspondence IS BSgllHIIIlg ,
a . Tl , u .. _ ;
to come in lliat nas Not Been Censored «= Manv
Battalions of British Volunteers Are Being Raised—
The Attitude of Gen. Butler is a Topic of Converse
ation at Present.
London, Dec. 26.—The latest cable dis
patches from South Africa show the sit
| nation at the front is practically un
I changed, With the exception of desul
! tory artillery practice, to which the
j Boers do not reply, the British continue
i to mark time.
j The Boers heavily bombarded Lady
j smith for a couple of hours on December
16. the day after the battle of Tugela
river, but little damage was done. They
, killed one man and wounded two men of
j the garrison.
Advices from Capetown say the New
Zealanders with General Franc!» at
Naauwpoort were in a tie-lit corner on
j December IS. They were nearly sur
! rounded by Boers and retired under a
hail of bullets fired at short range, but
i sustained only little loss,
j Among the Boers killed at Storm berg
were many of that locality who had
joined the Orange Free State forces.
j Several newspaper correspondents
have returned to Capetown from Modder
: river, apparently confirming the belief
that an immediate advance of the Bril
ish Is projected.
The war office received the following
dispatch from Capetown, dated Decern
ber 25;
"There is no change in the situation at
Modder river. Methuen is well en
... „ , ' tn
Benched and the Boers have not dis
turbed him. Gatacre reports that a
force of 150 police have occupied Dor
drecht, the Boers retreating with no
The war office has received a dispatch
from Pietermaritzburg, Natal, dated De
cember 24 announcing that in the en
gagement at Ladysmith on December 22 ,
Major King, Captains Wathens and Oaks
and Lieutenants Hulz and Fawcett were
wounded and nine non-commissioned
officers and men were killed and 10
wounded. This battle had not been re
corded before this.
A cable dispatch from Capetown, dated
Wednesday, December 20 , says glanders
has broken out among the American
mules, of which there are 1,100 at the
Stellenboeh remount farm. Twenty-six
mules have been destroyed and 78 have
been isolated. The dispatch says the
disease is spreading.
Three members of the Cape parlia
ment are alleged to be implicated and
one of them is said to have presented a
Free Slate llag to a Boer commander, at
the same time expressing the hope that
he would carry it to glory and victory,
Another member of parliament is said
to be recruiting for the Boers. In addi
tion, wealthy farmers are now aiding
the invaders.
Gen. Butler's Position
New York. Dec. 26.—A dispatch to the
Herald from London says: It appears
that a storm is brewing on the subject
of the course of the government toward
General Sir William Butler, whose con
duct at the outset of the war met with
of dispatches warning thé government
against attacking the Boers, giving de
tails of their condition for war which
have been verified by recent events. But
his dispatches were very distasteful to
much criticism. It is said that General
Butler previous to the war sent a series
the government and were put away out
cHtlcized an<1 General BUUer " aS harBhly |
General Butler, it seems, drew atten- !
tion to the way in which the English !
were misled by the blindness of the in- j
telligence department, which, from what
has taken place, was totally .unaware of
or purposely misinformed of the Boers
as to their arms and numerical strength,
It Is well known here that, the British
agents of the intelligence department
yrêre sent from time to time to find
I,out what the Boers were doing in the
way of armament. The Boers knew all
about it, but simulated innocence and
conducted the visitors around forts
which were chosen for their purposes,
unning enough
to inspire strangers by their plausibil
ity. Thus the British intelligence de
partment received the most minute re
ports of the caliber, range and number
of the cannon possessed by the Boers,
but were merely gulled by the wily
burghers. The real guns with which the
war is conducted, the creusotes and
Krupps, were so carefully hidden that
sc*« i'bpI v h «#»ni nniL-i.i,. «P «iw. ;.—______i:.... .
scarcely a soul outside of the 1 immediate
circle of the government knew of them.
MM-.« _______________ . .
where old uns were set up and shown
with an affectation of pride by President
Kruger's men, who were cunning enough
I'he English government sent out guns
equal in caliber to what the agents had
been al.owed to see. In the si, ne view
it is thought that tlie Boers understated
their numerical forces and small guns.
weiv ar« ;
General Butler, with the result that Gen- i
attention of members of parliament lias
been called to the matter, and when the
commons assemble in six weeks' time
demands will be made for the publica
lion of the dispatches. If it is asked
' vll,v (ionera 1 !{ 'ttler did not sneak out
Ü be I'e'nembered that he is a mili
tary man in a high position, and says.
"My lips are sealed," but the subject is
now occupying the club gossips.
One very clever club man remarked
that the question really amounts to this:
"Is he a traitor or a martyr?" j
Another said: I
"Is General Butler the Dreyfus of this j
war, and lias he been snubbed by
queen? For it will be remembered that
when the queen visited Bristol he was
withdrawn from the chief command of
the western district, and it was stated
that he would have been hooted had he
appeared. Has he been insulted by the
press in order to shield the war office,
which believed the intelligence depart
ment rather than the chief of the South
African forces?"
Some one else said:
Remember Lord Wnlseley's recent
speech. 'We have been grossly niisin
tonned as to litt 1 strength and resources
of the Boers.' "
The public naturally asks:
by whom?"
Joins Roberts' Staff
-- i
London. Dee. 26.—Lord Stanley eldest
„ vtaitliall
Rothschild, unionist member of parlia
ment, eldest son of the first Baron Roths
son of the earl of Derby and a member
of parliament for the West Houghton
division of Lancashire, has been ordered
to jint Lord Roberts' staff forthwith.
Rothschild Volunteers
London, Dt
child and the latter's heir, has' volun-'
teered for service in South Africa.
Kitchener on the Way
Gibraltar. Dee.' 26.—General Lord
Buller's Present Plan
_ _
Kitchener has arrived here from Egypt
' ' j
New \o;k. Dec.
Tribune from L
26.—A dispatch lo
mlon says: Bess
8 i * n . 8 fail Tomn,J ' Atkinp ha * eaten his
< - hrIstmas as quietly as an or
dlnary lvn B lish householder The war of- j
Trom the report of Buller's battl? which
from Capetown, Modder river. Pieter
maritzburg and Ladysmith, but other
wise has not thrown any new light upoal
the military situation The LadysmittAl
list shows that typhoid and dysentery are^
more effective than the Boers artillery in t
reducing the strength of the garrison day i
by day. The military staff seems to havej
chosen an unsanitary as well as an in
defensible position at Ladysmith before
the opening of the campaign, when a
much stronger site for a camp might
have been selected at Colenso or Est
eourt, with a superior water supply. Gens.
•Bulior and White have been required to
pay the penalties for the original blund
ers of the engineers who recommend d
Ladysmith and Glencoe as sites for Brit
ish nips when the Tugela line was the
nsawi'ai line of defense in Natal with a
stai.on in reserve at Mooi river
tvneentiation of their forces is an un
dertaking of great difficulty as is evident
from the reports of Bullet- battle, which
ar^ still coming in
Ten days after Long's artillery was
lost it is clear that Gen. Bullet- will re
new the attempt to relieve Ladysmith
while Lord Roberts is on the sea. He is
receiving reinforcements and fresh bat
teries and ought to be in a position to re
op a hostilities in a week or ten days,
un ess he waits for the siege train. The
movements of the battalions arriving at
Capetown are now concealed by the au
thorities but Gen. Bullet- is evidently
tahuig the fresh troops and replacing his
los artillery, while Gen. Methuen is forc
ed to stand by and watch the Boers while
they extend their rifle trenches and
strengthen their position in front of Mod
der river. Gen. Butler is justified in th a
course if Ladysmith, as is generally be
lieved. is in a more critical condition than
About 11.0(10 troops will arrive during
the next eighteen days at Capetown bo
f®re Lord Roberts assumes command.
M ith this body of reinforcements. G< n. |
Buller will not have the facilities for
setting every column again on the off -n-.
8 i Ve ' b Y* win at ,casl have sufficient I
strength for maneuvering- against Col- 1
f*fbyft filtfl fl Itomnt inn- t.-t 4K.. .........• _ 1
eraso and attempting to turn the enemy's
portion there, Tins is what military men,
jin London arc now expecting him to do'
within a fortnight
On:- reassuring sign is the publication
of mall letters from Ladysmith. Ksteoim
points in Natal which evidently ;
'L dP L 1 J lc ' „nvaf*™ 0 « 10 "*'' Df< ',
Hiiti-sli na\al Run® conimaml the
.. u i »» ** ... „
^ V> ° '° n " P ° SSPSS the ox
L J duge o
tage in the
Hu; -hers are reported
and ©the
have not been submitted uV thV military j
censor. Tlii-s budget of correspond -nev j
dieals in a critical spirit with the blun- I
dois made by the staff and Hie irritating)
fussiness of the martinets in repeatedly !
changing campaigns and exhausting .he!
palif nee of soldi ars TH? letters also con-|
tain evidence that the British field anil- i
H t., is distinctly inferior not only to the!
Boer «runs In range but to the guns of al-!
... ......... ...
tioulafs will be known when the liberal ;
opposition learns the true points of at
,-,V ' ' ■' . ''''Portant European power, j
1 , h, . Ml ' am,miBU 18 bringing out many un- |
1 'eyelatitm« of which full par-.
There Is Disaffection
20 .
bH * h - They ,
i 1 , sl ' ells " il1
ruemtly plant shells with good advau- .
of Boers. The
to be returning
for Chris! mas.
pHrrf* s
4,« ,lo 1 ! 10t pxpeet u,tlmate l
f t,legcd to lie belter fed and posted
of wavering
to.regard subjection to the Transva-tl
more to be feared
Great Britain
nd returned to the front tu
rv * * xr i
RaiSilîg VOlUMCeFS
------ — .... .. ast sign !
The Free States are said
than subjection to i
_ i
• , ,
JOUDCrt H3S Recovered
torla, Dec. 18.- General Joubert Has '
>w ope t :
New Vork, Dee. 26.—A dispatch
World from London says: The Morning
Post prints the following from its tnili
Tn the absence of news of
anj change in South Africa attention at
home is profitable. The reinforet m mis
an: >u:k to a second army corps Part at
on the way and part arc to sail,
the regular troop there arc extra contin
gents from Canada, Australia and Cape
colony, British imperial colonies. Wit n
it lands at Capetown it wilt be in a po
sition of a 'scratch team. Time will be
required for it to be in first-class trim.
The cal! for volunteers has been accom
panied by steps of greater caution for
home deft:use.
Besides i
A strange thing is the city's permission !
to i i.se a spécial < ity of London corps of j
1,060 drawing the recruits from al) the
volunteer battalions The pian now
adop,f ' <1 is that ,ina battalion in
the field is to be provided with a voittn
to. ; company for service and the volun- |
tetr. company is to bo h id in waiting. ;
into the melting pot" That* may 'btwh" '
-be* t use for it in t he present condition I
and is the use Lord Wolseley has eon- |
tern plated, hat it is not the ideal which .1
for many years has kept up the volun- i
teer enthusiasm. j
Meantime ton per cent of the best vol
unk-ers will have been taken away and
?be defense of Great Britain will" be a
Th< volunteer fort
matter mainly of the vigilance of
Chicago, Dec. 26. The employes of the
Meat For (he British
can, iHig department of Armour & Co. at
the stock yards, worked Christinas day
Ailing a rush order sent by the British
.government. For almost a week night
a.rui day s.lifts of nven have been kept at of
work. Recently it is said two large or ]
de;.-t tame liom the British government !
lor meals for their forces. 1 1 is expeeietd
th' order uni be filled before the week is
out. The supplies will-be carried east in
a*p Ha train and shipped at once to j
- p lo " n ' ;
Captured By British
w ^. la TT" XT , ,
T>ui;Wa.n. Dec. 19. lhe Norwegian bark
Jaxa ' -loaded with stretch
a , nd ,a J'' aj sleepers, has been cap
tur< d n *' ai Belagoa bay ami brought here
by lhe tlsh second ' cIass cruiser Forte.
Daily Experiences of the
American Forces
Large Number of Guns and a Quantity
of Ammunition Captured—Fune
ral of General Lawton.
Manila, Dec. 26.—Colonel Franklin Bell
of the Thirty-sixth infantry encoun
tered 150 Filipinos on Thursday near
Alaminos. province of Zambeles, and
wounded or captured 28 of them. |
I The troops also obtained possession of a.
1 number Of lilies and a quantity of am
munition. One American was wounded.
. ,
A detachment of the Thirty-fourth in
fantry encountered a band of the enemy
cm Saturday at Arito, province of New
y^-aya. , md ,,,uted them, killing two
; , nl(]
m . f , ,, , ,
til>-fli. t regiment attacked ,
j 1,11,1 "" u,1<linft ' " r capturing 13. The
j Americans also seized a quantity of ara
I munition,
! *i ■ .
J h, ' F,1,pmo " u,pos,s Sum1a >' "ear
,ani, " a - scattering them and killing live
i of Hie enemy.
The Thirty-second regiment on Sunday !
hnd a brush with the enemy from the i
st of Dinaulpijan.
ounded. The troops
; captured 125 head of cattle and brought
them to Oritnki, Batuan province.
In the island of Pantry, Captain
Brownell's company of the Twenty-sixth
infantry fought the enemy near Scia. '
The rebels losl heavily and the Anieri
cans captured a number of rifles. The
rebels who fled from Painty to Romblom
island are surrendering to the American
j . . n<11 . (
°' lp Am-rkan was w,
, S""'«"«*" f"«.n Panay.
The funeral of General I.awtcn will
take pln'-e December 30. The remains
will be embarked on the transport
Lovers United
, . .»,V......I........ (
fnr<1 of Milwaukee were united in mar
ti.tge at St. Peters Catholic church at 8
i o'clock this morning. Father Coopman ;
officiating. The groom is chief dis- j
patcher of the Northern Pacific railroad •
at Tacoma and a brother of A. J. Me
SU!K)| . lnU . I1(lont ))f lhe B A & p j
rUiUvny ' Mm1 Ä,l8S °'' raI<,ine Mf - , ' a '" '><
Spi elal to the Tnter Mountain.
, Anaconda, Dee. 26.—Mr. William Mc
Cabe of Tacoma and Miss Emily Barn
Anaconda, who witnessed the ceremony
as groomsman and bridesmaid. The
bride is a lady of many charms, and has
been the guest of Miss McCabe for sev
eral days. Th" contracting parties were
lovers, quarreled, were estranged a long
time, met on Christmas, and wedded to
daj. It was a happy, pleasing affair.
Mr. and Mrs. Dona hoe, Miss Mvloy
the Misses Evans were present,
happy couple departed for
10:40 a. m.
Rev. J. W. Bennett, presiding eider
^ t ' , '" Aletliodist Episcopal church. Boze
man, spent Christmas with ite\. K. t:.
Soldiers' Christmas Tree
twl '
I tic i
I aeoma at j
New York. Dec. 26.—A dispatch to the
World from London says: The World
Windsor castle, where on Tuesday ym • n
correspondent today had u privat
of the preparation at St. George'
, . ,,
V 1< to, ' ia " in ut a grand «'hnst
Inas l( ' a Party to the wives and children j
of the soldiers who went or are going to !
the war from Windsor barracks. The J
8lat * a,,ttrtment8 a,v to bt ' thro " n «Pe» |
to the f l uep «' s humble guests in all their |
magnificence of rich carpets and regalia, i
.1 usl ils during the visit of the German I
«mperor and empress, with the addi
tional beautifully arranged decorations'
of mistletoe, holly and flowers from the
ro.val gardens. When the World forte
«pondent saw them this evening the,
finishing touches were being given by the
royal servants and Princess Henry of
Battenberg, accompanied by two ladies,
unexpectedly came in to inspect the
A grand t'hristmus tree 25 feet high
jstands at the far end of the gorgeous
apartments, its branches weighted down
with all manner of handsome toys for the
children, and lace fichus, brooch-s. paste
buckles and other mementoes for'Vhe
mothers, in the ante-room were piles j
of boxes containing presents too nu-j
merous to hang on the tree. Two tables. '
each 100 feet long, have been set out fori
the tea, and Princess Beatrice had the j
tree and table lit up and gave directions !
that the adjoining grand réception .'oom
and the Waterloo chamber be also
thrown open to enable the children to
play games.
The queen will be wheeled in by her at
tendants when the distribution of pres
ents takes place. Princess Beatrice
looked quite cheerful, though dressed in
deep mourning. Before leaving she gave
special directions to be transmitted to
all the servants that the queen desired
the party .to be as unconstrained and in
formal us possible.
Alain Flour, South Side.
, 0 m and euffliand®, reinforced -and perfect
fitting 50c each.
! and dark coloring-s
i » <*"*•
' linen bosom
cacb '
Men s
Percale, stripes anil fancy figures l>n light
cuff« to match, al!
strong, fine muslin, neckband, cuff band
and bosom made of line linen four styles,
open back and front, long and short bos
oms, reinforced back and front, all sizes,
$1 each, si 5 for $5.50
WHITE SHIRTS of gor-.-tl muslin with
unlaundered, all sizes, price
FANCY SHIRTS of very fine Freilich
Percale and Madras in fancy stripes
and figures, good colors, cuffs to match,
long and short, besoins, all sizes, price
$1.50 each.
NIGHTSHIRTS of fancy striped flan
nel, all sizes, cut long, warm garment».
75c each.
Heavy Balbriggan Shirts and Drawers,
French neck, close Utting, fancy mixed
colors, 50c each.
Fine French Ribbed Balbrigga.n Shirts
and Drawers, dark brown, silk front,
glove flttinig, 75c each.
( Black fleece lined Shirts and Drawers,
heavy weight, all sizes, 75c each.
Heavy Wool Shirts and Drawers, derby
; ribbed, light tan, n. ok, and front of shirt
j bound with silk, aH alzof, $1 each.
• Natural Wool Shirts and Drawers,
fr, J ; U '""l b:u * Lu shir V, nieS L y Hn -
j lathed all through and warm, $1 each. •
In maroon, blu
Wool Sweaters
and black, pr
Half Hose
i'll SiZcS
P Ul'S
Blue mixed Caslimen
for 25c.
Fine Merino Half lins-, improved h eis
and tors, dark mix. d colors, ail siz .s,
three pairs for 50c.
i Fine Worsted Half Hose, in 'natural
color and black medium weight, all
sizes, 25c pair.
Camel's Hair, bia.ck Cashmere, natural
Wool and fine Worsted Half Hose at 25c
Other stylt s of wool and cashmere up
to Lhe finest silk.
All the loading styK s for win
ter including the very sweilest
and tlie very bast gar men: a
that can be made. Hen.nessy s
Suits and Oven oats are the
Men's Overcoats
Black Cheviot and black Beaver Over
coats, Cut medium length good lining and
velvet collar, price $10 each.
Fine Kersey Overcoats in black and
brown, cut hall box style, lapped seams,
fine Italian linings, silk velvet hand felled
collar 3 inches deep, hand finished
shoulders and hand made button holes,
$18 each.
K.iscy and Cheviot Overcoats in black,
brown and Oxford, liai - of silk and tine
Italian cloth, eut in li.t.f box style, lia
ient shoulders, silk velvet collar and
swell looking, price $15 each,
Overcoats of Rough Cheviot, Imported
Vicunas, Kers.-ys, etc., in the late-t
shades, in full box, half box and Sandown
styles, very fine garments, $25 to '$35 each.
4 # %
Fine Shoes
The Best Made for Hen.
Sixteen new Style» for Winre
Butte, Montana.

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