Daily Inter Mountain
VOL. XIX. NO. 227
BUTTE. MONTANA. TUESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 2. 1900.
UCE FIVE CENTS
Second only to the crime of
1873. The smashing of
prices at our clearance sale : ;
is setting the town wild*
Almost Given Away
Salve Boxes, Sterling Covers 15c
Cloth Brushes, Sterling Han*
Whisk Brooms, Sterling Han*
Puff Boxes, Sterling Covers. .$1.00
Nail Polishers, Sterling Han>
Cigar Jars, Sterling Covers..$1.25 J )
Bonnet Brushes, Sterling
Handies.................... 4 oc
Velvet Brushes, Sterling
Handles.................... 65c ! I
asi N. HAIN ST., BUTTE
Modern Jewelry House f
A* great variety of useful and
ornamental articles for Christ- ÿ
mas presents are displayed in
our North window. The line X
consists of ?
I Dressing Cases iTanicure #
Sets, Hand Decorated J
I China Figures, Vases, |
J; Etc., and a great varie- 3 »
Jty of Perfumes in fancy J
£ packages. =*
I Any Single Package $
|fihlen medin DRUG CO. I
jjc Successors to Parchen-D'Acheuel. jj|
^ 32 North Main Street, Botte JJ
il ON SATURDAY
We wiil present each
Lady Customer with
a Handsome Sou
Sliced Peaches (la heavy nr.
.,rup) per 0 .» ..............'SC |
Walnuts (this year's crop, peri
pound ......... ............. t
Walnuts (this year's crop), per jq^ I
Ortp ! !
tUC ! I
Shaw's Pure Malt Skey, per
McBriar's Cedar Brook, per
Old Kentucky Whisky, per^| QQ
Live and Dressed Poultry, fruit and
vegetables in season. ]
A. il. TURNER.
Tel. 333* 349 S* Halo St.
Orders Promptly Delivered
British Are Elated Over The Victory
Achieved by Oen. French.
HIS REPORT HAS BEEN SENT
British Artillery Fire Was so Accurate That the Boers
Are Supposed to Have Suffered Heavily—Cavalry
was Sent Around the Flank of the Enemy and
When Retreat Came Near Being Cut Off for the
Boers Its Army Fled—Reports From Modder River.
London, Jan. 2.—The war office has re
ceived the following from Capetown, un
der today's date:
"Col, Pitcher Reports through the offi
cer commanding at the Orange river: I
have completely defeated a hostile com
mand at the Sunmyside laager this day,
Jan. 1, taking the laager and forty pris
oners beside» the killed and wounded.
Ou rcasuoiltles are two privates killed
Our casualties are two privates killed
at Dover Farm, twenty mile» northwest
< "' a ,rom s " nny -
The sutcctss of Générai French's col
umn is at length confirmed officially at
the war office this afternoon in a dispatch
from Capetown, Monday, Jan. 1, as fol
"French reports at 2 p. lit., today from
Coleskop by heliograph as fallows: Leav
ing at Rendburg, holding the enemy in
front, half of the First Suffolk» and a
section of the Royal Horse Artillery, 1
started thence at 5 in the afternoon, Dec.
31, taking with me five squadrons of cav
alry, half of the second Berks and eighty
mounted Infantry. The infantry were
carried in wagons,' and ten guns. I halt
ed for four hours at Maiidors farm and at
8:30 this morning occupied the kopje
overlooking and westward of Colestourg.
, The enemy's outposts were taken com
pletely by surprise. At daylight we shell
1 ed the laager and enfiladed the right of
the enemy's position. The artillery Are
in reply was hot from a fifteen pounder,
, using royal laboratory ammunition, and
1 other guns. We silenced the guns of the
enemy's right flank, demonstrating with
cavalry and guns to the north of Coles
burg, towards the Junction where
strong laager of the enemy was holding a
hill position southeast of Oolesibur;
far as the Junction. Our position cuts
the line of retreat via the road and bridge.
Some thousands of Boers with two guns
are reported to be retreating towards
Norvaispont. All Remington scouts pro
ceded toward Acbtcrtand yesterday
morning. SOlght casualties, about three
killed and a few wounded. Details l'ater."
! Brief independent messages from Rens
berg, filed the eve of Jàn. 1, supplement
Gen. French's dispatch but slight! y. Ac
cording to them the British were still
shelling the Boer position at 5 o'clock
Monday evening and expected to enter
ColeSburg today. The British lass=s
i were three men killed and seven wound
ed. No officers were killed or wounded
I The Boers are supposed to have suffered
I heavily from the accuracy of the British
' artillery fire. French's statement that
the Boers were using a fifteen pounder,
and Woolwich ammunition evidently re
fers to one of the British guns captured
! at Stormlberg. The Boer strength in the
i engagement with French was estimated
! at from 5,000 to 7,000 men.
I While the afternoon papers are not dte
posed to overrate the brilliancy of
! French's success It Will doubtless have a
' good moral effect, and If promptly follow
! ed up, as seems likely from the fact that
■ Remington guides are already ad vane
ÎAc'ôn^À^teHane U m^v rœnlMn'cânl I
imain line of retreat for dhe Boers fartng ;
j patches dated January 1 say Gen. Me
thuen's position is unchanged
A Government Line,
I New York, Jan. 2.—A special to the Her
aid from Washington says: Upon the
recommendation of Quartermaster Gener- j
al Ludington Secretary Root has directed
the establishment of a government line of
ine estabi.snmeni or a government une or
Steame.nips connecting San Francisco,
Honolulu, and Manila, similar to that,
running between New York, Cuba and
Porto Rico ports. The vessels which wCM
be attached >to the Pacific fines are those'In
transpor ts, the property of the govern
mer.t, now in the Pacific ocean. All the
steamships chartered by the < quartermas
tors department will be released imme
ôlately upon their arrival at San Fran
by the British. That battle was planned
and won by Gen. French, whose staff col
lege training came out 'brilliantly in re
cent operations from Naauwpoort to
° ole! * >ur e- He has been constantly man
been done by other generals if they had
no* been bent on frontal attacks and
cisco and the supplies, recruits and offi- 1
cera intended for the army in the Phil- !
ipplnes will go to Manila by 'the propos
ed line. The discharged enlisted men and
officers ordered home will return in the
He Failed to Pass.
London, Jan. 2.—'Sir Charles Howard
Vincent, colonel of tihe Westminster vol
unteers, has failed to pass the medical
examination necessary to qualify l«lm to
command the city of London 'infantry di
vision bound for South Af rica.
Harry McCalmOnt, a sportsman, has
been ordered to South Africa with the
George' Lynch, a newspaper corres
pondent who was captured outside of
Ladysmith, and Imprisoned at Pretoria,
has been reletajsed and has arrived at Lor- .
enzo Marques. 1
Sir William Thomson has been appoint
ed consulting surgeon to the British
forces in South Africa.
General White reported under date of
Dec. 31st, that t'he number of cases of
dysentery and fever is increasing at
WAS WON BY MAKING A FLANK
ATTACK ON THE BOERS.
New York, Jan. 2.—A dispatch to the
Tribune from London says: In advance
of the arrival of Lord Roberts and the
concentration of the sixth and seventh
divisions for a march upon Spningfomteln,
the most strategic point In the Orange re
public Gen French's occupation of Coles-:
^ ' ' ...
burg is a distinct gain for the British
cause. Even if it was brought about
cheaply and without a pitched battle. It is
of the highest value as an object lesson of
What British generals can do when they
go about it in the right way and with a
mobile force adapted for operating
against the infantry.
Gen. Gataere attempted to surprise the
enemy at Stormlberg by a night march,
but was entrapped in ambuscade because
he did not have' a mobile force capable of !
good scouting. Gen. French attempted
the same tactic» With mounted force and
succeeded in entrapping his wily enemy, '
who had fallen back from one entrench- j
ment position only to be surprised at day- ]
break on the second line. Since the week 1
otf disaster military croakers have been •
calling loudly for some heaven-born
general who would point tihe way to '
Bloemfontein and Pretoria. Gen. French's
P 1 " 00 ^ supernatural powers are >r/^t
required for this campaign, but mobile
forces led by generals who know how to !
direct them with wary skill.
In only one battle has there been any- I
tHlnir wire a flank 'attack or a turnincr
truing MKe a nanK attack or a turning,
movement. That was at Elandslaagte,
in which guns and prisoners were taken j
it the headquarters staff in Londbn had
adapted tihe army corps to the regiments
of the osmwpalgn, Instead of carrying out
a prearranged mobilizing scheme with
out any degree of flexibility.
From Modder river there is a series of
press dispatches indicating renewed ac
tivity. The Boer position on the leflt is
pre88 dispatches indicating renewed ac
tlvlty. The Boer position on the leflt is
reported to have been weakened by a
Wlthdawal of the burghers from the
trenchee ' but tbls 18 explaihed m the raid
ntelh(t dlap(atc1le8 lby the heavy ca nnon .
ading towards Kimberley. Apparently
«he bombardment was renewed in that
quarter While Lord Methuen's men were
commenting upon the folly of the Boers
wasting shot upon the Modder river
Gen. Babin*ton has conducted a recon
noisance eastward with a large eavaJry
force. The m<*t Important news fron
Natal relates to a fresh reconnaissance
from Ohieveley camp to ascertain wheth
er the Boers had vacated their strong po
sition south of Coleneo. They are still in
trenched on Ilangwana mountain.
The German emiperor's New Year's ad
dress, in which he promises that the navy
wlill be reorganized and strengthened un
til it will 'be equal to the army in effi
ciency is commended warmly by the Eng
lish press, which four years ago was ex
ulting over the formation of a flying
squadron as the proper answer to the
kaiser's Interference in the Transvaal af
Germany is now an English ally in
spirit, even if the agreement respecting
the Portuguese possessions In Africa re
mains a state secret. The seizure of the
Bhmdiesrath is an Incident which still
interrupts the good feeling 'between Ger
many and England. The groud of justi
fication la reported to be a large shipment
at army saddles for the Boers. In that
evept the German officers will probably
be allowed to take another steamer hack
from Delagoa bay.
IBe Delagoa Bay Seizure.
New York, Jan. 2.—A special to the Her
ald from Washington says: Official infor
mation received at the state department
from Berne, Switzerland, Indicates that
the award of the Swiss arbitration' tri
bune in the claims against Portugal aris
ing out of the seizure of t'he Delagoa bay
railroad, will not be determined for six
months or a year.
In view of the announcement made by
the tribunal several moniths ago that it
expected to render its award during the
fall, the authorities had anticipated that
the matter might be settled any day. The
delay atendlng the award, it is said in of
ficial circles, has no reference whatever
to the African war.
Even Should the Portuguese territory in
South Africa have been transferred to
the British government 'before the sub
mission of the award it is said in official
circles that Portugal would still be liable
for the amount of the claim. Once the
award is made, no difficulty is expected
in collecting the amount due to the claim
Railroad Man Weds.
Jiriefmnati, Jan. 2.—A't the village of
Fernfcank, west of here, last night, F. B.
Morse, assistant passenger traffic man
ager of the Southern Pacific railroad, and
Mias Luella Beeson of Fernbank, were
married at the church of the Resurrection
in the village.
Her Body Mutilated.
Jan. 2.—A special to 'tihe
Chronicle*from (Birmingham, Ala., says:
. The mutilated remains of M.rs. Jennie
1 Jones were round in a dlitch near Rosser,
Choctaw county. The arms and legs
had been hewn from the trunk with an
axe and the head had been severed with
a knife, a 'bruise on the 'head indicating j
that death 'had been inflicted 'by an axe,
All portions of the body had been partially
burned and It was with difficulty that the
identity of the dead woman was estab
'Suspicion pointed to an old negro wo
man who had formerly worked for Mrs.
HtaektJtt and She Was arrested and placed
in jail ait Butler. As an incentive for the
crime it is suggested that the alleged mur
deress was discharged by the former mis
tress a few days ago.
One Way Out Of it.
Chicago, Jan. 2.—Mayor Harrison will
not ask Governor Tanner to call an ex-:
i'rln Crrtci run rtf th n latrlaloifiisn In o nt'Vineinn '
tm session of the legislature to authorize
the city to Issue bonds to relieve the finan
cial stringency. He 'to-day concluded
that ithe better plan would 'be to manda
mus County Clerk Knopf and take
chances on the court compelling Knopf to
give- the city more money.
Open Door Policy.
Washington, Jan. 2.—The session of the
! cabinet today was brief, but it was the oc
casion of an important announcement by
Secretary of State Hay that negotiations
' with the great powers of Europe and Japan
j to secure a common understanding for a
] continued "open door" policy throughout
1 China had been eminently successful, and
• that favorable responses had been received
from Great Britain, eGrman, France. Rus
' h|& and Japan. The only country addressed
Which has not yet responded is Italy, and
flrm» *the et |nV 0r marto n St Hi 0, tlTe^ t Assoelateij
p reca disoatch of last Sunday. The sue
! cess of tho negotiations was extremely
(gratifying to the president and cabinet, as
I « insures to America her full share n the
development of commerce with the great
empIre of china. Secretary Root was not
at t jj e cabinet meeting today, and there
j tore none of the matters which usually oc
cupy such a large share of the cabinet's
attention were considered.
Wages Are Reised.
'Pittsburg, Jan. 2.—The wages of 25,000
men In Pittsburg were advanced today
from 5 to 10 per cent, and in some cases
even a greater percentage. Of these 14,000
ate employed by the Carnegie Steel com
pany, 0,000 by Jones & aughlln, and about
SM> by the United States and National Glass
The Wisconsin's Trial.
San Francisco, Jan. 2—Work has so far
advanced on the battleship Wisconsin that
1 S h e will make her trial trip within the next
j two weeks. Her main battery of four 13
jlach guns will be the heavest ever mounted
. an American man-of-war. It la expect
' wtH exceed the speed required by the
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j A efftr Upf/f ItfinrAlinH
] /gvlUl RWU AUlJ/lU V 111£*
! YnrV , _ Actor Roland Rpwl
l ( pl S h comfortable night He seemed to
be, ter than before. The change was
not very great, but was encouraging.
Chicago's bream Realized
ONLY A FEW WITNESSES
Present When the Water Was Turned
Into the Channel—City's Sewerage
Will Be Carried Off Into the Mis
sissippi After This.
'Chicago, Jan. 2.—At 9 o'clock this morn
ing water was turned into the $33,000,000
drainage canal and began to flow toward
Lockport where it will fall into the Des
pla'ines river and thence through the Il
linois and Mississippi rivers to the gulf.
What is termed by the canal engineers
the collateral channel has been for some
time completed from the Chicago river
in the southwestern .part of the city to
within 15 feet of the main channel of the
canal. This fifteen foot wall of earth
with 'twto sluice gates behind it has been
all that kept t'he Chicago river and Lake
Michigan out of the canal.
At 10 o'clock Monday night a steam
dredge began to cut away tills wall of
earth and a few minutes before 9 o'clock
to-day the water in the collateral chan
nel was against the sluice gates and only
a few inches of timber remained to be re
moved before Chicago was to realize her
dream of years and see the great canal in
actual operation. When the water began
to back up against the sluice gates the j
timbers were knocked away and the first
water from 'Chicago river ran into the
Engineers of the sanitary district have
cut the channel to carry 300,000 oubic feet
of water a minute and to turn it into the
empty canal would be like the bursting of
a reservoir and would tear away every
bridge over the canal and the wreck-con
trolling works at Lockport. Therefore
the water will be turned in gradually.
Probably a week wlli elapse before the
canal is full of water and is carrying away
the sewage that now flows into the Chi
An occasion that might have been made
one of the most memorable in the event
ful history of Chicago was allowed to
pass by unimproved because the trustees
of the sanitary district were intent on
their own grejjt aim—the opening of the
canal. Aside from tihe trustees and en
gineers of the hoard there were less than
a dozen spectators present.
Robbery In Helena.
Special to the Inter Mountain.
Helena. Mont., Jan. 2.—Tlie worst nob
time occurred early this morning when
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be-ry repoi ted to the Helena police in some
i 'Y v '" n 'ô,Vnnèr nn,l h(*<i a t'F«.7.man's r:mVli
| mioney lie had and fled. He overtook
them near Glendive and a fight ensued,
t'he* saloon of Mongrain Bros, on Main
street near Wall, was entered and the
safe rifled of over $900 in cash. There is
a total absence of any clue and it is'
JOUW»! I, ,h, ».»« will ,v„ to »bl.
get hold of the robbers. They broke in
to the rear door, then opened tihe safe by I
setting the combination right. This
shows it was the work either of profes- j
slonal safe openers or of some one fa- \
miliar with the combination. Over one
half of the money taken belonged to work
ing men who had had their checks cashed
and left the money in the place over night
as had been their habit.
Governor SnaKu to-day pardoned Alon
zo Freeman, a veteran of the civil war,
who shot and killed a tramip in Dawson
county in 1894, was convicted of murder
in the second degree and sent up for 25
years. There were many extenuating
circumstances in the case. The tramp
with another bird of passage had been
ator Gillespie, who staid out last night, an
nounced today he would participate in the
, Blackburn caucus
he accidentally killing one. The coroner's
Jury acquitted him of blame but the grand
Jury indicted him. and he was convicted.
Three Grand Army Posts petitioned the
governor to exercise clemency.
State Auditor Poindexter left last night
for Washington to testify before the sen
atorial committee In the Clark case.
Claims His Innocence.
Frankfort, Jan. 2.—Ex-Senator Black
Whalen alleged attempted bribery sensa
tion which disconcerted the anti-Goebel
democrats last night, was still the over
shadowing feature on the political boards
today. Colonel Whalen telegraphed Com
monwealth Attorney Franklin that he will
arrive from Louisville this afternoon and
surrender to the court. He telegraphed to
his friends denying the charge brought
against him by Senator Harrett. The oGe
bel leaders promise very sensational devel
opments when the trial of Whalen comes
on, and also when the legislative committee
goes to hearing evidence on the guberna
Blackburn Sure of It
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 2.—Ex-enator Black
burn will be formally named by the demo
cratic Joint caucus to succted Senator
Lindsay. Indications early today were
that not more than two democratic mem
bers would refuse to go into caucus. Sen
Sale ° f
Our Big Business during the month has
left some odds and ends in Silks and Vel
vets which muct be closed oult quickly.
Some other items in Black and Colored
Dress oGods are worthy your immediate
attention. Look at these and then hurry
Your choice of 6 pieces Colored Silk Vel
vets, slightly soiled, in the following tints,
light and dark grays, pinks and pale
'blues, ail worth $1.50 a yard.
Also over a hundred ends and lengths
of Fancy Silks and Plain Taffetas of good
quality, and a few pieces of Extra Fine
Chiffons and Liberty Silks for Evening
wear. Not a yard worth less than $1.50;
sa'le price 50c.
Fifteen pieces of Fine Black Crêpons
and Figured Jacquards', 46 inches wide,
values to $1.25, for 75c.
Five pieces Neat Black Figured Ar
mures, 40 inches wide; Imported Cheviots,
45 Inches wide, and heavy All-Wool Ser
ges, for 45c yard.
Short length's of Colored Dress Goode,
plaiin and fancy, checks, plaids and tweed
effects, Broadcloths, Venetians, Cloakings
and Golf Cllöt'hs at very low figures.
Sale ° f Toys
Our Basement Bazaar contains a lot of
Toys. Novelties, Dolls and Doll Carriages,
TOy Furniture, Children's Crockery Sets,
Desks, Sleds, Skates and other things
pleasing to the little ones, all marked
down to Half Price or less in order to close
lisant White Enameled Furniture,
Oak Wivtlng Desks, large, useful size,
'worm $.i.f.O eaeh, for $1.50.
SLEDS, FLEXIBLE FIA-.RS, just the
thing for coasting,
Large size, $1.50 value for...........$3.00
Medium size, $4.00 value for.........2.50
Small size, $3.50 value for............2.00
And These, Too
TOY TRUNKS, worth $2.25, for $1.00. j
Smaller ones, worth $2.00 for 75c. J
Children's Spelling Blocks
60c value for.......................25c
40c value for..........................15c
50c value for........................20c
25c value for..........................10c
All Drums at Half Price.
PUNCHING BAGS, in two sizes:
$2.00 kind for.......................85c
$3.75 kind for.......................$1.50
HOCKEY SKATES for $1.50 pair. All
other styles at cut prices.
FINE FUR CAPES
After a most successful season we would
start the new year by closing oui eve-ry
tihing that pertains to the old. These
garmenlts which we now offer at very
much reduced prices are all this season's
latest styles, well made and well fitting
in every particular. We haven't many oj
them and because our fiscal year ends
with next week we want to turn this stock
into cash. As many women are watching
for this sale, we advise an early call if
you want to reap 'the harvest of
The Biggest Bargains
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