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Daily Inter Mountai k.
VOL. XIX. NO. 2 24
Clearance Sale
221 N. HAIN ST.
; Just as much as 35c would do last <
week, and 35c last week would do '
> more here than any place in Butte.
Silver Handled
Curling Irons........
Rolling Blotters.....
Shoe Horns..........
.....Now 20C %
Darning Balls........
.....Now 20 C X
Cuticle Knives.......
.....Now 20C
Nail Brushes.........
Button Hooks........
.....Now 202 X
Nail Files............
.....Now 2oc T
The above are only a few hints
of actual reductions made, without
regard to cost, in order that our
annual clearance sale shall really
make a clearance.
f!_ _ $
I For One
and «S
2? A great variety of useful _____ _
Ç ornamental articles for Christ- ÿ
If m mas presents are displayed in
jp our North window. The line
consists of
^ Dressintr nanirii»-#» in
!{.; *^ ress,n S basest lanicure |
Sets, Hand Decorated ^
(p China Pimiro V à
figures, V a ses, ^
I packages.
I Any Single Package
Etc., and a O-reat va ri«»- 5
gt * auu 8 re «l VdrlC* ÿJ
£ f V nf Pprfnmpc J n
$ l y Hertu mes I n mlic^ Z
Successors to Parchen-O'Acheue). ^
^ 32 North Main Strset, Butte
We will p.esent each
Lady Customer with
a Handsome Sou
Sliced Peaches
syrup) per can
Ritter's 1 pound cans of jam
2 cans
Old Plantation Molasses, peron«
can ......................... cUC
Walnuts (this year's crop, per
Walnuts (this year's crop), per im
pound ...................... IUC
Old Kentucky Whisky, Per^j QQ
Live and Dressed Poultry, fruit and
vegetables in season. j i
- )!
PS (In heavy ftp Z
an.............. 2ÖC
nd cans of jam A f* ▼
2fr J
Shaw's Pure Malt Skey, per$i nr 1
ouart .................... $1.25 1 !
Canadian Rve uerihi 1 .
«»a .. R .r*:...rr$i.60j;
McBriar's Cedar Brook, prfri nr
ylibOj J
I Tel. 33 3 - 349 S. Hain St. j
Orders Promptly Delivered
Over the Appointment of Generals Lord
Roberts and Kitchener.
With Actions of President Kruger and flany of Them
will Fight No More»"London War Office SUDDlieS a
Few Short Bulletins""Natal News Is Very Scarce
Little Damage Is Done.
"Ladysmith Continues To Be Romharded Blit
" -
London, Dec. 29.—Dispatches from all
parts of South Africa emphasize the
great enthusiasm among the troops and
public occasioned by the appointments
of Generals Roberts and Kitchener. The
announcement that the former will have
supreme command and that the latter
will be chief of staff has largely dis
pelled the depression in Cape Colony
caused by recent reverses, while the sol
diers anticipate everything front the
presence of "Bobs.'
Advices from Capetown, dated Decem
ber 24, say an investigation shows that
the reported disaffection among the
Dutch in Victoria district has been over
drawn. The farmers, it is pointed out.
are mostly landowners and will not risk
the loss of their farms by rising.
A dispatch from Lorenzo Marquez,
dated December 23, says a curious story
is current emanating from Roer sources
that Matt Steyn, brother of the president
of the Orange Free State, and S00 Free
Staters have definitely refused to con
tinue the war. Steyn, acting as spokos
! man of the party, is reported to have
j told the president that he was only au
thorized to intervene in the interest of
lid not
feel that they were hound by nis "un
warrantable conduct," especially as they
, peaco ' an, l that the burgher?
? ran tlie risk of confiscation of their
! p, ' opel ty ' a,ld they sim Ply desired to he
. permitted to farm in peace and proposed
i to Immediately return to their farms.
'■ Sil p ' hai-,es Howard Vincent, member
I of Parliament and colonel of the queen
i Westminster volunteers, has been ,, n . |
; I
to coniman<1 Infantry di v;- j
Sion of the city of London imperial
; regiment. j
1 The text of Colonel Baden Powdl's I
proclamation to the burçhers oesiee- |
; ing Mafeking. the gist of which has al . j
; ready been cabled, comes from J.nurenzo I
Marquez today. After asserting that i
the republic cannot hope for foreign m-I
tervenlion, and pretending to relate thc|
exact attitude of all the Euttpean pow
ers, including Emperor 7,'i'liain, who.
the colonel said, fully sympathizes with
" ' ' " '
Dispatch From Ladysmith
England. Baden Powell ntakos the ex
traotdinary statement that the Ameri
can government has warned others of
her intention to side with England ;
should any of them interfere. ,
A war office dispatch from Rad- n
Powell, dated December 12, after an
nouncing that Lady Sarah Wilson had
arrived safe and well at Mafeking, adds 1
that bombardment and musketry fire;
continues daily on all sides, and that the
health and spirits of the garrison are .
very satisfactory. 1
Pietermaritzburg, Dec. 27.—A dispatch
from Ladysmith dated Dec. 22 says: The
Boers have mounted another howitzer'
. .... .. » , , ,
^^ d a lhe RO! ' tie of th * i tfle migade.
b,le tbe >' us nightly wjth senroh
lights and bombard the place daily they
show no of assaulting the town.
They probably think they can starve us
out, but we have plenty of provisions. |
on Surprise hill, replacing the gun cap
The total casualties sinee the siege began ■
---- - -
are seventy men killed and 276 wounded.
Tbe Real Losers.
XT v T
New York. Dee. 29,-It non appear«
l ^ at l ^ e ^ rm that had the largest ship
n the tliree vessels of which the cargoes ,
were recently seized by British author!- I
^tions to the state department as have j
, „ . . , :
ties, is an English ooncern-Arthur Mty I
& Co., ot Bristol, which has a large
branch office in this city. The firm had
on board the three ships which were i
seized-the Maria the Masitonit and the
Beatrice—about 2^,000 bags of ftour con- !
signed to Lorenzo Marques. The agent J
here will not say whether the Hour was
intended for ultimate sn.pmeut from Lor- ,
fcnzo Marques to the Transvaal, but he
has not at present made any représenta
tinns In thp sstül» n«s hav^
most oif the other firms, which had goods
The manifests of the three vessels show
that they carried the usual class of goods
a..,.., k ..... : / ,
it/ imnni'i't f a ' a ports, although
W»»I ♦ . Vi " a a ,n .V C V , lars r
1 ■ ' Vi- 11 t ; l<ltlJ admitted by the '
Ä lt T Ä , S Ve b ? n .
tended for the Bnfr« 1 2*™ £ " a ? ln ' !
H, e , V A member of one ,
him declared that there was a very large
local trade in Lorenzo Marques. |
I he consignments to Delagoa bay were |
all shipped at the consignees risk a ltd !
r.V.ni t . here £° re - c Iaim da-mages ; b
the American firms for non-delivery,
fhe steamship owners are also protected :
ii,°. n i!r, S Ju 1l , ö r damagfe suits - as a clause
1 the shipping agreements provides that 1
uicy are not responsible for "unforeseen 1
events. In spite of this, It is stated that a
tatge proportion of the goods shipped to
bifW it r iVfWh« Ma, ' ou . es pald for
d. rote it left this country. The uncer- j
tainty in every direction consequent ou !
tlie war made shipping concerns in
America careful and most of them refits; d
to transact business except on "Cash be
tore delivery" terms. 1
The people in Delagoa bay are. there
fore, the real sufferers, particularly as
that city is now full of refugees from the
ransvaa 1 and prices for everything have
gone up. .
■vt • v 1 . t-.
, . P " * ol 'k, Dec. 29.—A dispatch to t lio
Tribune from London says: The Anglo-I
German agreement rpmuln« o
t Ber'iï il ok al ... . . * ' 1 * v '
1 / s torsion hav
been C!Uashed b > r oflielal denial. All
" <dl info, 'med diplomats are convinced,
* 10 " f ' r ' tllat Germany will enlarge her
f ' ol,l "ial possessions in some quarter at
end 1 * 1 '' " ar ani ' have a free
fdle it in the future
It is n „, considered orobable that!
Lord .Salisbury has consented to the sale!
'of Goa, Macao and Daman to Germany |
but the future of iht> East African pos
nut doubt aT th
with the
cieïmân" aniWssador ^a'b-'.ar a*-o Th
German emperor and Mr. chamberlain
are known to have held a prolonged con
sultation at Windsor castle a few weeks
ago, and by the process of exclusion the
diplomats have reached the conclusion j
that East Africa was the subject which!
interested them. !
11 may be premature or unsafe to;
carry out these arrangements at tires- I
cut, in view of the Russian reprisals in!
Herat and of French intrigues in Mo-'
rocco, htit the shrewdest observers in b
diplomatic circles forecast th" ultimate aa
occupation of Delagna X»ay by Great so
Britain and the enlargement of Germany
in East Africa southward toward Earn- ;
besi. The German disclosure is prob- j
ably tr"o to that extent, but has been
The Ihitish government is embar
rassed without doubt liv the Portuguese
loafs trading on a
large scale with the Transvaal. While
the Bntish anny does not have a free
P a . ssa ? e through Portugie se territory
lbe r ** ûn ^ v ' aal on the shortest line
mar( *h to Pretoria, the Boers them- h
receiving Kuropean recruits
neu t ra lity, whi>-h
a,ld nd,ital ! y st, fi' es through Lorenzo
Marques. This back door would
, . .. t-. , , ... ,* >e
closed if Delagoa bay were either under .
British or Boer jurisdiction, but it ro
mains open under a neutrality which is
useful to trading and double dealing. t *
It is evidently inconvenient for the Brit- "
ish government to carry out any pre
al . ranged s ,. hc . mf , „ itll Portugal and
Germany. Tlu* Berne arbitration award
not be made tor three month«, and tthat
nt.iüLt' 1 " nnantlal dealing,^,.
and"neutral rights in war time are sub
with Portugal.
More over, Lord Salisbury cannot be,
eager to challenge Russia to seize Herat
by the occupation of Delagoa bay. !
Meanwhile the right of search at sea [
awkward precedents for England her- l
R0 lf. which is: dependent upon i.. orted
f 00( | supplies in peace and in war.
The American proposa! for exempting
private property from seizure was not
[adopted even by The Hague congress,
«..a .......<___i „v,... ...... ...... ....1. L~
ject to the decision of prize courts, as to j
what constitutes contraband of war. t
This is the theoretical ICngiish view of
the case. Ilut in practice the prize i
courts at Durban arc not likely to rub !
that food stuffs arc contraband of war.
although there is a warrant for it in
HrUtsli seizures and confiscation of rice
during other periods of hostilities.
The war office continues to supply its
daily bulletin of news from the front,
Natal alone being excluded from its
scope. The man in the street is spared
the necessity of reading many columns
of belated and confused dispatches from
news agencies and special correspond
ents. He will see at a glance this morn
ing that Haden-Powell was safe on De
cember 12; that neither Gataere nor
French has met with any fresh adven
tures. and that Methuen holds his
ground at Modder river, exchanging gun
fire with the enemy and constantly re
connoitcring with his cavalry brigade.
The Bqers have been challenging Gen
eral Methuen to renew the fighting. The
war office bulletins are also gaining in
variety. Today's includes reference to
a heavy rainfall. This is a. close ap
proach to the weather report. There is
also something like a market report.
General Methuen has established a inar
! ket at Modder river, where tea and other
i dry groceries are exchanged for milk
! and vegetables.
! This bulletin helps to dispel appre
I henslon respecting General Methuen's
ability to keep communication open be
hind him, for there is a direct reference
to a. t econnoissance north and west of
There are few press dispatches from
this quarter, but the war office supplies ! 1
inforr ' ,ation that is indefinite and re- |
assuring. Rumors of important news
assuring. Rumors of important news
from General Methuen were current to
, ''in^Nntaî'fho censorship is again oper- j frit
ating closely and only minor camp incl- j"'
j dents come through. The London press, i
having at last discovered that General j
Wartvn is with General Buffer, is as- j
suming that the battle will speedily be ■
renewed on the Tugela. Every Lndy
smith casualty list reinforces the moral .
that the issue cannot come too quickly.
Today's record includes seven deaths
from typhoid fever. The gloomy views
which several journals express today do j
not appear to be warranted by the corn
paratlve strength of the two armies. | RI
partum 1 sirengtn or me rwo armies
Q enera | Buffer, when reinforced by th< ,
bulk ot Warren's division, will have cer
' tcvinlv 28.000 men, exclusive of General
. White's field force.
! There are more British soldiers than 1 He
, Boers on lhe Tugela. and now that a
si .,„ e has an . lve <i at Capetown i
| there i'- no lack of guns of long range. el,1
| f British generalship be equal to the i
! crisis, the relief of Ladysmith ought to;
; b e the natural consequence of British i
superiority in numbers and artillery, 1
: bravely and warily as the Boers will
contest the passage of the river and!
1 hold their scientific lines of defense. !
1 Ex-ITemier Escombe's death in Natal f
is greatly regretted by South Africans 1 cd
in London, He was a strong .imperialist or,
'«•><* »«:•' f>t t'ecil Rhodes. He was re- 'was
j garded 1 as a practical statesman, wno'„
! was destined to work out the eonfedera
tion scheme of South Africa after the
war and as Mr. Rhodes' natural sm
'.essor in the English leadership,
1 __
Kruger's Gold Tax Law.
Pretoria. D c. 25.—Gen. Bchalkbrrgcr,
reports under date of Dee. 23 that trains
are now running to Colenso, indieating I
, , ... . , „ f . „ !
that the Boers have built a connection ,
around Ladysmith. I
Gen. Cronje reports from Modd.r river
December 24th that the Boers captured '
. . . ,, . ,,
two British forts at Kurumnn. Dec. 11. .
It is rumored Methuen's l.ig naval gun ha
...... ......— ~......-■-----
T , h ® Trunsvttal government has pro- for
mulgfdti-cl a new sold tax law by whien bne
individuals and companifs working their also
own mims an* taxed thirty per cent of
the output, whil e mints worked by the into
govehiment will pay fifty per cent. Sits
pendtM mines will pay thirty per cent on infif
their probable output calculated on ihr e
moriths' woiking. Reducing works will f, n
pay thirty per cent of tlieir net profits. '* *
The law is retroactive to O.-P
10 .
Heavy Finns: Heard.
j t he
Capetown. Dec. 29.—A dispatch fro
Cradock reports heavy firing in tin dire
tion of Stormbcrg. It is supposed this
on peeps] with Gataere's attempt to
mninunicatlon with the Indue
No Change No!ed.
T ,, ,, . ,, , . . .
—°, nd ' n ' Dec ' *' 9—A tlis P a ''''i r-. iv d
b S' the " office dated Capetown Ik c. 28,
aa >'s there is no change in the situ
so far as Generals Gataere and French
ar<; concerned.
; ---
j !Wiif,4ar/se J
ItIUJ VlCl Ca JdllCU.
n to
■- had
°n and
—, - (he 1 nit
efforts e<f De-tective Fitzgerald of :his
city. "Ni, k" Hayworth, the brutal mur- !
derer of a watchman in Lavton Divk
' . . s time h*. .*, \ was
' 9 \ R ha ar ,ast ble.
h en appi bended. He i\as arrested to
day in a lumber camp on lhe Wood river,
San Francisco, Dec. 29.—Through
Oregon, after making a desperate resist
ance-to Sheriff Abbott, who had 'traveled
. . » -, . . ,
'Tkiintlrocls of miles to secure him. The
ci'inie for which Hayworth is wanted is
t * lf> Kl 11 inar of a man named Mitchell, who
" as employed as a watchman In a hard
vva,-e »tore in I^ayton. He had two ac
complices, I.ouis Reavis and James Ste
Priens, \v ho a re s up^osed to be in this ^n*d
P!llgepald> who located the aroused man. 'was
j. ef .,.; VP $i_000 reward offered by the Turk
stale of I'tah.
British Warships There.
•'■ ' , _ ^
l- Francisco, Dec. 29.—The steamer
^uralcoa from Gun vamas brings news that '
the British raen-of-wir Ph* a c ant, Trader,
\Va";*spr:u* »nd Teams worein Magdalena 1
bay w't -r she l.*f. that part, but w--r® all ed
nr.-i.-tring to sai
L~ 1 "
ail for A-.apulco on Dec. [A.
1 11!t <d States Senator \V. A. Clark told
hint thitt lilt tvotilti pay ror votes for Wm
«(»if as senator, bias recanted. A signed
latement is in the hands of Mr. Clark's
Admits That His Testimony
Was False.
His Family Was Starving and He
Accepted $400 tD Give His Evi
dence- Rev. Warren is in Trouble
in Helena.
Helena, .Mont.. Dec. 29.—Zachary T. Ca
son. a lawyer of Butte, who testified In
tile Wellcome disbarment case that
frit ' n,jK in «'"'*>•>* »a»'* his evidence
j"' ls untruthful and that lie gave it for,®
$4fK). tha t liis family was starving and
that he had to have the money. Cason
expressses regret at the wrong done and
hopes tills retraction may offset it some
, 1 ' " ' 4 * ■ " :ln i ' n , who was chap
htin of The house last winter and who
swore in the Wellcome case that Clark in
effect mid him lie would give a friend of
.Warren's moitev for ids vote has come to
RI . I( . r . <'ha, gvs of tippling, immoral con
•harges, but returned hi»
is a minister to his presiding
now out of the
<md retention-of money
.'elle! >d tor tlte church were tiled against
Warren and he refused to defend himself,
He denied tin
, '
el,1 ' ,r and """ <JlU t,f tlle preaching
a P1v/*V*
LIlCjvIlllC lijCl VYFCCRCll,
,, . . ,, Q
"»«•• P)e ' • the Ch-yennc
f lyer on the I mon Pacific railroad crash
cd into the Boulder valley train at Bright -
or, O<4o„ art! this morning. Ope man
'was killed ami fourteen persons injured
f,,]I..w s •
KillPil -W'inti.Id Randleman, exptoss
messenger, Denver, body iburmd to a
Passengers Injured—
15. S. I looker, c Min, Iowa.
Mrs. Margaret Young, Mansfield, Mo.
Sig Hurst, banker, Brighton, Colo.
F. V. Davis, travelling' salesman, Den
ver, Colo.
\y. Tompkins, travelling salesman,
Kansas City, Mo.
V; '' a Wyoming.
Mrs. AI i 'L 'a 1111 a, Laramie, Wyoming,
Fn ,, L;1WS brak.-iimn, Denver.
Micha. 1 Regan, section foreman.
Titos. .McGovern, section foreman.
J " hn ''«'«'.ly John Carrington, Frank
.Su.jn, Jerry Klamny, emiiloyoe.«.
Tlu . valley train left Denver «
little late this morning and as usual
stopped at Brighton which is the junction
for the Boulder ValleyJino from the main
bne lo v *lu-> « an Fhe t'hcyenne liver
also left Denver late and coming into
Brighton in the earlv morning dusk, ran
into 'Git rear end of the Boulder train,
or three cars and d r.iil
infif the passenger locomotive. Se'-tion
gangs from Denver yards and half a dnz
f, n pa.-'sengers occupied the Boulder train,
'* * u ' rnap an d baggage ear and smok- r of
the flyer w.-re burned. Mrs. Young was
m :i
t he
w rrt
■hair car with six children.
•hiklren were hurt. The
brought to Denver about noon and
1 to the hospitals. 'Gondtletor MrAi
lister of the Boulder Valley train was
[crazed by the accident. lie att- nipt-d
to jump into the burning wreckage and 1
had to lie forcibly restrained.
None id' j
wound» 1 !
Mountain Fort Taken.
Washington, Dec. 29.—General Otis
cables to the war department today its
"Manila. Dec. 29.—Colonel T.noli- tt,
with his regiment, two battnlions of the
Forty-sixth (Colonel Schuyler), one bat
talion of the Forty-fifth (Colonel Dnrsf),
and one company of the Twenty-seventh
infantry, two guns (Captain Vainleu
sen), attacked the enemy, 600 strong, on
a mountain stronghold beyond Mont
Alban, northeast of San Mateo. A large
number were killed and wounded and 24
taken prisoner. Lockett captured one
cannon, 40 rifles, 20,000 rounds o r a in mu
nit ion, 500 pounds of powder, arsenal
fortifications, all food supplies and eon
siderahle other property. This captured
point is located on a mountain trail and
was formerly supposed to be imprégna
ble. Our casualties, Lieutenant iCnîow.
Eleventh cavalry, and five enlist» d men
wounded, mostly slight; Private .Matson,
Forty-fifth infantry, drowned.
Head End Collision.
Palmer Lake, Colo., Dec. 29.—A
, ,
^n*d a Santa Fe fi eight train had a head- ;
ssar»"!£ &
'was killed and Engineers Leavitt and
Turk being seriously Injured. No pass
rado Midland passenger train northbound
engers were injurld . The cause ot the
collision is not yet known.
^ ^
the-Hinckley.'"heiress' to^ severaV* miUion
dollars ieft by her father, Thomas Blythe,
which were awarded to her after protract
Was Quietly Married.
San Francisco. Dec. 29.—Florence Biy
ed litigation, has been quietly married to
A. Moore, Jr., deputy attorney general
this state.

lO 20 27
20 20 er as go
Closing Out
Several Lines of Fine
Cloth and Plush
At Bargain Prices
Relieving You've had time to recuperate
11 youl Cm istmas shopping and the
^ a •' festivities of that day. we offer some
magnificent values in Women's Gar
meats, a fitting send-off for the closing
days of 1899.
24 inches long, lined with serge high
Storni collar, and down front trimmed
"1th Angora fur; sizes 36 to 44 inches.
$6.50 and $7.50 Values
Only $3.95 each
Extra heavy weight, 24 and 27 inches
(long, lined with heavy serge, large
storm collar and front of cape trimmed
with Angora fur; sizes 36 to 44 inches.
$■0.00 and $12.00 Values
Only $6.75 each
of fine Boucle, Plush, Beaver Cloth
etc. Length 22 to 27 inches. Some are
trimmed 'with fur, others with jet and
(narrow braid. Some of these Capes are
very choice. 1
The $13.50 quality for $ S.75
$15,00 quality for $ 9.75
$18.50 quality for $11.50
$20.00 quality for $13.00
$23.00 quality for $13.93
Lined with serge, length 22 inches, high
storm collar and front of cape trimmed
with Angora fur; sizes 34 to 42 inches.
$0.50 and $7.50 Values
Only $4.75 each
T'l.USH GABES —Same style as the
tbove, but 27~trvehes in length,, lined
with serge, high storm collar and front
of cape trimmed with Angora fur; sizes
36 to 44 inches.
$10.00 and $12.00 Values
Only $6.75 each
heavy weight, in black only; linings of
heavy serge, storm collar and front of
cape trimmed with Angora fur. Tlv-se
Capes are
warm and strictly serv
al! sizes, 36 to 42 inches.
$10.00 and $12.00 Values
Only $6.75 each
At Half Price
Some 50 or 60 Trimmed Hats, large and
small shapes, with trimmings ul' wings,
plumes, velvet, etc., worth from $6.50 :o
$10 each, and there's quite a bunch of
[pretty Pattern Hats, too. These all go
at half price.
\\ r e have just opened up a lot of Jersey
s*ä,-«-»• , r mi r
generally of the higher grade, and there
'are no two of the Waists alike.
These are merely a sample line of the
latest fad sent to us with the expectation
of receiving a general order. Colors, red.
navy blue and black; sizes, 34, 36 and 33
inches. Prices from $4 to $18.30 each.
Butte, Montana.

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