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MRS. D. S. GRANT DEAD.
EXD COMES AT CAPITAL.
Heart Disease the Cause — Her
Daughter with Her.
Washington. De-. 14.— Mrs. "Ulysses S. Grant,
widow of President. Grant, died at her home in
this city at 11:17 o'clock to-night. Death was
due to heart disease, Mrs. Grant having , suffered
for some years from valvular disease of the
heart, which was aggravated by a severe at
, tack of bronchitis. Her age prevented her rally-
Ing from the attacks. Her daughter, Mrs. Nellie
Grant Sartoris. was the only one of her children
■with her at the time of her death, her three
(ions, who had been summoned here, not having
arrived. No arrangements have been made for
th* 1 funeral, but. as is well understood, her body
will be placed beside that of her husband in the
tomb In Riverside Drive. New- York, where a.
place has been reserved for her.
Julia Dent Grant, widow of President Ulysses
S. Grant, was born in St. Louis on January 26,
• IS2<». She was the daughter of Frederick and
Ellen Wrenshall Dent. Through her mother she
was a descendant of John Wrenshall, who emi
grated from England to America to escape re
ligious persecution, and settled in Philadelphia.
Fhe was educated at a boarding: school in St.
Louie. a.nd soon after graduation met her future
husband, then Lieutenant Grant, who was sta
tioned in St. Louis. Her brother was a cadet
at. West Point, and It was through him she met
her future husband. The family objected strong
ly to Grant, the poor young soldier, and it was
five years before their objections were overcome.
Through Judge Dent's Influence Grant was or
dered to frontier . duty, and it was with con
siderable satisfaction that the judge and his
wife saw him go "West with" General Taylor.
But in the Mexican campaign it was Grant's
fortune io save the life of young Dent, his class
mate, and. this ..soon restored him to favor in the
fatally.! " : . '*•.•' ■"■'-■*-;'-■■..
The wedding took place on August 22. 1848.
Grant was made a captain, and took his wife to
Sackett's Harbor, on Lake Ontario. Later . he
was ordered to Detroit, where the young couple
lived in a vine covered cottage for two. years.
Thence they moved to Bethel. Ohio. Mean
viiiie. their family had been growing, and in
]V>4 there wore four children — Frederick D..*Ulys
pes. Nellie and Jesse. By that time Grant had
Income tired of army life, and retired With the
trade of captain. Mrs. Grant's father presented
to the couple a. sixty acre farm in Missouri, and
the young ex-captain became a tiller of the soil.
• His experiences are indicated in the name
"Hardscrabble," which he applied to his estate.
The struggle became too fierce, and Grant quit
arming to enter a real estate office in St. Louis.
As a broker he was not successful, and the fam
ily were partly dependent on Judge Dent for
support. Finding the brokerage business unre
inunerative. Grant went to Galena, 111., to work
for a salary of $600 a year in a tannery. His
employer was a brother thirteen years younger
than, himself. He was unsuccessful, and. al
though his salary was slightly raised from time
■to time, he was not able to live comfortably.
Then came the Civil War and the turning
point in the fortunes of the family. "While
Grant was at the front, Mrs. Grant lived at
■ -yv ii^rtyn. K\.. -wt;h xelativesTof, hiSfTbTTt**?^
qwently joined him at points -where he was tem
porarily stationed. . "With peace his sudden po
litical rise and his election as President came.
During UK right years Mrs. Grant passed in the
"vvijju> Housa she presided with ease and dignity.
After President Grant's retirement Mrs. Grant
■ i iiwi>»iili 1 him <in his trip around the world.
eni shared in the attentions bestowed up
on him. Eh* always expressed great faith in
her husband's ability to fill any place to which
1i- might btt called, even at a time when his
future looked darkest. She was a devoted wife
and mother, finding Her truest happiness in her
nom«>. She shared lier husband's misfortunes
uncomplainingly after the Grant & Ward fan
mm in tms city, and watched beside- him
throughout his last illness and death at Mount
McGregor. After his death Congress voted her
a pension of $5.00© a year. In recent years she
inn mad«? her home with her daughter Mr*-
Sarton«. in "Washington. Her eldest eon, Gen
eral Frederick D- Grant, is now in command of
the Department of Texas.
SPASMS FROM CAT SCRATCH.
Men Believed to Have Hydrophobia Likely
About three -rre*ks ago Thomas Rogers, sixty
«even years old. an engineer of No. 9 Mitchel Place.
«M Feratched on the left wrist by a pet maltese
cat. A we»k ago h» was seized with convulsions
■«fl began to froth at the mouth. The paroxysm
r a fe*^J away.
Dr John O. Chase, of No. 2*4 East Thirteenth-st.
was called and was unable to diagnose the trouble
■M he heard of the scratch on the wrist. Then
Ji*> fuggtsted that Rogers had hydrophobia, but de
(H-i to treat the man until ho was certain.
Rccers was taken to Bellevu" Hospital yesterday
>ft<tuowi air! placed in the Insane pavilion. He
Ihfr<- in i iwr violent and went from one spasm to
«ioth«r until exhausted- The physician? at Belle
vue are inclined to believe that Rogers has hydro
phobia. He will probably die.
EESriTLD A- FREEZING CREW.
?«caj>f from a Burning Ship to a Bleak
St. John**, R. F.. Dec. 14.— schooner Molly,
carrying a crew of ?even men. was struck by a
pale yesterday morning- The vessel was heeled
over until the etove in her cabin upset. This
resulted in setting: nre to the woodwork, and
the schooner was soon a mass or flames. The
new tar the Molly for Outer Gooseberry Island.
«n uninhabited Island twelve miles- off Bonivista
Bay. Here the schooner was reached and the
crew landed on the rocks. Residents of the main
land caught sight of the burning schooner, and
.the mail boat Dundee was dispatched to the
rescue. The Dundee reached Outer Gooseberry
Island yesterday evening. A heavy surf was
breaking on the island, and only the captain of
the Molly risked the plunpe through the surf
necessary to r^ach the 'Dundee's boat. The
I>undee remained in the offing until this morn
ing, when she succeeded in getting the chief
»n*rabers of the Molly's crew on board. These
men were badly frostbitten as a result of their
PUT INTO HALIFAX DISABLED.
Halifax. N. F. Dee. II <Sp»>cla!).— The British
•learner Carnhrian Kins put into this port this
•rrninc short of coal with her machinery disabled.
*h<" steamer was out twenty-four days from Ant
*"e»p for Boston with peneral cargo. Captain Gall
?mltti said that the voyage was one of the most
trying in his «ocp*rlence. Terrific gales prevailed all
the way a'rosf the Atlantic and the weather was
Utterly cold, ca usini? the crew considerable dis
trrae On« » f< k *>.'<; tin- PteerinK gear was carried
■way and for ..■ hours the steamer tossed
hc-dplofsly In the },*-avy sea running, making it
lnjr ICSH jbj^ to effect pain Finally temporary re
pairs were made and steering from winches the
Cambrian Klnc crawled alonK towards Halifax.
Two days apo wh«n off this port th. steering
irfar again pave aw.:>. and as a storm was then
blowing th« uteanv-r had to run to sea. to await an
<'Pjwtunity to patch up tin break. When she
J»ch*d Halifax her bunkers had only enough coal
'•'■' fifteen hours" steamtnc .
..Luxurious and d«l!»?htful as ever. The ride on
th. famous Lake Shorn Limited of tho. >»•'*. York
Untral between New York and Chlcaco.-Advt.
DB. LOREXZ OPERATES.
Three Cases Treated Sim day at Dr.
AN ESPECIALLY DIFFICULT ONE.
PROGR.4MMB FOR DR. I.OREKI. f
T«-»!«y. 3 p. Clinic at the Hospital for th* Ruptured
To-morrow. 11 a. m. — Clinic at the New York Polyclinlc."
Medical School and Hospital; afternoon, luncheon with
■Wednesday. 12 to 3 d. — Visit to Dr. Dexter D. Ashley's
office, in Thirty-fourth-st.. to pass upon applications
from physicians: 3 p. m.. clinic at trie New -York
Post -Graduate Medical School an.] Hospital.
Thursday. 2 p. m. Clinic at the Cornell University
Friday — at p«u>vn* Hospital: night, dinner at the
University Club by the orthopedic , surgeons of th*
city; nifcht. reception by the orthopedic section of the
Academy of Medicine. :~: ~ . . *
Saturday. 3 tv. m. — Clinic at the New York Orthopedic
Dispensary and Hospital
Two girls, six and twelve years old. respective
ly, were operated upon yesterday for congenital
dislocation or the thigh bone, by Dr. Adolf Lor
enz, the Austrian specialist, and another girl,
five years old. was treated in his presence for
the same affliction by Dr. Dexter D. Ash
ley. Success was achieved in each case, the dis
located bone being set in its proper socket. Be
fore the operation each child could walk, but not
like other children, with a free and natural Rait.
Their walk was jerky, and every movement of
the legs indicated to the medical eye the afflic
tion from which they were sufferers. About a
year from to-day, one of the children will be
able, it is thought, to play like companions of
her age. If. to quote the physicians, "the sinews
which have so long been stretched out of place
knit weir and the bone takes kindly to its nat
ural pocket." Another, too, will be able to jump
over fences or hedge gracefully in about eight
months, and the third child will be active in less
than six months.
In the mean time the children will have to
remain indoors, unless their parents or. friends
or attendants take them out in carriages or
wheel them about in convalescents-c hairs. The
thighbone which was operated upon now rests
in a plaster cast, and this cast will not be re
moved until there are signs that the bone is
held in its natural position by the muscles
which perform such service, or the cast can be
of no further benefit 'o the patient.
Besides operating upon these children. Dr.
Lorenz examined another female patient af
flicted with congenital malformation of the
thigh at the clinic which he worked so success
fully yesterday. This girl was not operated
upon. After the examination he said an opera
tion was useless, as she seemed to be well on
the way to recovery. When it became known
yesterday that Dr. Lorenz ■ had operated upon
a girl twelve years old at a clinic early in- the
day, many medical men and other persons
showed a great eagerness ; to hear the details
of the case. Most of these persons said that
they thought this case must have been a most
difficult one, as few children twelve years old
could be successfully operated upon for con
genital dislocation of the thigh. Even some of
the persons present at , the clinic said that, in
view of the age of the child. It was a remarkably
successful case. As the child grows the bones
become harder, and the harder the bones the
less the chance of setting a dislocated thigh
bone. ' _ ■■•'.■■'■
■ ■.•.The" children 'operated 'upon .yesterday. -.were,
Gertrude. McPhersrtßj Hrelva years old. of No.
150 West 6n'e-hund*;ed-arid-fo'fty-first-st.: Annie.
Geriarid. of Brooklyn, six years oU, and Eliza
beth Hyman. five years old. It- was said that
the Hyman. girl lived either in or near this city.
The operations were performed at the clinic of
Dr. Henry Walton Gaiter, at Xo. 14* East
Thirty-nfth-sf. Dr. Carter is a specialist on
anaesthesia. He is well known in other branches
of medicine, but in the use and application of
anesthetics he and Dr. James Taylor Cwathmey
arevlacsed among the best in this country. Dr.
Carter gave the anaesthetics to th«J patients, nr.d
'at tain elds st**?*} Dp - Owathmey. The girls are
all private patients of Dr. Dexter D. Ashley, of
the New- York Post Graduate Medical School
and Hospital. Dr. Ashley studied ,under Pro
fessor Lorenz at the latter'? clinic in Austria.
While the bell in the steeple of the Episcopal
Church of the Epiphany, at the northeast corner
of Thirty-fifth-st. and Lexington-avt.\, was being
rung, calling the parishioners to morning ser
vice. Dr. Lorenz. with his assistant. Dr. Muller.
entered the clinic to attend to the patients
awaiting his coming. From the vestry windows
of the church the front, windows of the clinic
can be seen. There were many person? in the
street at the time, but none of them apparently
recognized Dr. Lorenz. In the clinic, either to
.assist or to watch the work to be done, were,
among others, Dr. Dexter D. Ashley. Dr. Charles
Ogilvy. visiting surgeon to the Daisy Field
Hospital, Englewood. N. T.: Dr. William Burton
Do Garmo. of the New-York Post-Graduate
Medical School and Hospital, one of the leading
specialists on the treatment of hernia. In this
city, and Dr. Brooks. There were five trained
: nur ?s — Miss K. L. Martin, a graduate of the
Mater Misericordia College, Dublin. Ireland,
and Misses M. Hall. M. Donnelly. 6. Trainor
and fi. Duncan. Miss Martin was the head
operating room nurse.
Trie first case occupied twenty-fly* minutes,
the second fifteen minutes and the third twenty
minutes. While operating. Professor Lorenz.
spoke frequently to the physicians gathered
round the table. He told 'he physician. It is
said, that he believed in putting the patients
under ether or whatever anaesthetics was used
as lightly as possible.
"It is a. peculiar coincidence of such cases.'
said Professor Lorenz, "that the pain which the
patients would suffer If not subjected to anajs
the-la would not be Intense in most instances,
nor" do they generally suffer acutely after the
H« operated upon the first two cases and
Dr Ashley upon the third one. The pa
tients will remain at the clinic until
well or discharged. There are a number
of other children at the clinic who are
afflicted with congenital dislocation of the thigh
bone One has double dislocation of the thigh
bone' This little patient is a boy. He is able
to walk but only slowly. As he puts one foot In
front of the body, his body sways badly. His
ait arouses pity. Professor Lorenz may re
turn to the clinic before he leaves this city
Wnether or not his skilful hands will be asken
to heir, the lad could not be learned yesterdaj.
3 Lorenz%how*d In many ways J**T5S
y,^' rV»niirknblv well he can withstand the
Strain o? Severe mental work. It was generally
Thought that Z would not threat any patients
, j«v hut «*eek f%st and recreation. He Is
. hr!»«kfa4t received a number of callers,
S.p °Tlin7. A A- leav.ng the .link he and his
BfStnaia Hall s»re prote , sar u>rtnz. Dr..
PhaS two s.'ighs. Drs. Lorenz and
Sav?^v™ in or- and Drs. Mueller and Glhney
in the other. to Riverside Drive and then to the
T , (V drov e to Btvanfcte Drfre and then to the
r- T 7 Monument Dr. Loren* was a. friend of
nr LeS" !^re. father of Or. Reginald H.
Dr. Lewi* -\ 'I*l D J. S ayre was, up to the time
S PZ C - * 'h a few years ago. one of the lead
?ng ontop'edic's'Seons of the world. He tre
mfenUy°ave demonstrations In Europe, and on
f ' u " n Vv visits abroad he met Dr. Lorenz. Last
n?ght Dr. Lorenz attended a concert at the
Metropolitan Opera House.
NEW-YOKEL MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1902. -TWELVE PAGES.-^^^'^.:^
PACIFIC CABLE LANDED.
FIRST MKSS.4GE SEXT.
: Named in- Honor of J. W. Maekay
4-U nil Governor's Daughter. •
I '.San; Francisco, Dec.: 14.— "1n memory of John
W. Maekay I r christen thee Pacific Cable. May
! it* always carry messages of happiness."
With ..'these, words Miss ■ Lucille Gage, the
;■ eleven-year-old daughter of H. L. Gage. Gov-
of California, to-day named the trans
; paclfle^cable. and.; breaking a bottle of cham
pagne over the shore end, began a new era in
the commercial -' development of the Pacific
Coast£ W"* 'p^\"f V' | ; ■■'■ •*; : - r":.'. ■ . "
The landing and splicing Of the shore end,
" which is to connect the mainland with Honolulu,
was accomplished without hitch, and was wit
nessed by nearly forty thousand people. Ideal
• ■•.'•"prevailed, there/ being ; scarcely any
| surf. ■;'-*■>*^f.,'^ y -' ►"'. r - . ;' V ,
Tht steamer. Newsboy.: carrying six miles of
i cable, steamed close inshore early this morning,
; and by a life saving boat's crtiw sent a rope, to
| which the cable Was" attached to the shore.
! Word -was- font ■ to President Clarence H.
Maekay, and '. the cable arid ;- Postal Telegraph
officials that all was in readiness. The work of
[ hauling in '"'the cable was done so expeditiou?ly
I that the v officials arrived on the beach only two
I minutes " before the cable. which ; touched the
beach" and Was." flamed at 9:55 a. m.
While the' cable being spliced to the land
j end. Mayor Schmitz delivered a .short speech,
I congratulating Mr. Mfickay on the successful
| beginning of. the work. He also spoke of the
importance of the .undertaking. and the benefit
to the world at. large that would result from its
completion. , ..• . - .v
Clarence 11. Mackay. president of the Pacific
| Commercial Cable Company, thanked the Mayor
I and those . present. Governor H.T. Gage, on
behalf of the State of California, paid a tribute
to the late John W. Mackay. The formal exer
lcises closed with cheers for. the cable and all
those taking. part in Its landing.
""Refreshment tents were erected on the beach,
and while the cable was being spliced Mr.
Mackay served champagne and other refresh
ments to a large number of specially invited
guests. Mr. Maekay also sent the following
telegram to President Roosevelt:
! -I have the honor to inform you that the end
of the Honolulu cable was successfully brought
to shore this morning.*
When the splicing was completed late in the
afternoon horses were hitched to the end and
the cable was drawn through the conduit to the
cable station. At the same' time the steamer
Newsboy steamed out to , sea five miles and
anchored the cable with balloon buoys. It was
picked up by the cable steamer Silvertown and
taken aboard. The splicing to the main body
was completed to-night, and the Silvertown
headed for Honolulu at a seven knot speed.
The first message over the cable was sent from
shore to Chief Engineer Benest, on the Silver
town, congratulating him on the successful
landing. Several-tests were made as the cable
was being paid out by the Newsboy, and it
was found to be in perfect condition.^
\ portion of the cable was cut up into small
pieces for souvenirs; and distributed by Presi
dent Mackay junong his special guests. During
the ceremonies an- artillery, band from t_> •■ !'>■• m
s f piay^-«T^e^aent..M«tlcay t.jjd»r-> * <„, , •
to-night to tho officials of the cable and postal
NORB ENTERS PORT-AU-PRINCE.
If He Wants To Be President He Can Elect
Port-au-Prince, Haytl. Dec. 14.— General
Alexis Noni, who was War Minister under the
Provisional Government, entered the capital of
Haytl to.day at the head of his army. He met
with a pympathAtio reception by the people.
Gnnnral Nurd's intention* ar« not known.
It is generally believed that In capo he an
nounces himself a candidate for the Presidency
his election to that otflofi is assured by reason
of the numerous form at Ms command.
LIVERPOOL. N. S.. DESTROYED.
Twice Swept by Fire in Seven Years.
Halifax, X. S.. Dec. 14.— A menage from
Liverpool, X. S-. to-day, states that practically
the entire town has been burned. No details
are given, and wire communication with that
place is interrupted. Several churches and busi
ness blocks, the Hotel Thorndyke and a num
ber of dwellings are known to have been
"Liverpool is a seaport of 3.000 inhabitants,
and was rwept by flames in 1805. Most of the
territory burned over to-day was occupied by
buildings built during the last seven years.
THE MARSEILLES STRIKE.
No Serious Disorder Has Yet Occurred at the
Paris. Dec. 14.— Although the strike at Mar
seilles has now lasted for three weeks, no se
rious disturbance of order has yet occurred.
The nearest approach to rioting was the dis
order on Friday, when the strikers attempted
to destroy the track in front of a oar loaded with
coal which was being sent to the port, and In
which several persons were wounded.
Last night a few isolated groups of strikers
attempted to wreck pome bakeries, but the
prompt arrival of the police quickly restored or
der. Four arrests were made.
The strike of the bakers is far from general,
only four hundred bakers out of two thousand
having refused to work. All telegrams re
ceived from Marseilles report th? city to he
completely tranquil. Contrary to the usual
Sunday custom, there was much activity to-day
on the quays and docks, where non-union la
borers are working under military protection, f
The Marseilles corresDondent of the •Temps
says in a dispatch that the general strike
movement is regarded locally as a failure.
PROFESSOR HELPS STUDENTS FIGHT.
Annapolis. Md.. Dec. 14.— An ottempt on the part
of upper classmen of St. Johns College to haze
the preparatory students to-day resulted in a jten
en.l fight, in which more than a hundred students
participated, and which resulted In several sore
Tho first classmen went early in the morning to
the dormitory building of the •preps." but were
renulKen They returned with reinforcements and
the battle which ensued lasted nearly three Hour?,
Professor Rapier. on» of the instructors of the
"tatxm.i took art in the fiKht and led the younger
students throughout the conflict.
* It is announced at St. John's that the faculty
will take vigorous measures to punish the ring
leaders of the fight. •■:"- = ••
TO BE ATTACHE AT WASHINGTON.
London. Dec. 14.^Lieutenant Colonel H. J. Fos
ter, commanding the royal engineers on the island
of Ouernsev. has i>*?en appointed military attache
to the British Embassy at Washington.
A VATICAN RECOMMENDATION.
Rome. Dec. 14— Cardinal Martinelli has recom
mended to the Congregation of the Propaganda the
appointment of the Rev. J. F. Regis Cansvin. rec
tor of St Paul's Cathedral. Plttsburs. . to the poet
of coadjutor Bishop of Pittsburg.
- m —
CONTINUOUS LITTLE ATTENTION'S
seem small, hut mean much in travel;. you Ret them
on th" Rock Island's Golden Slate Limited Xo«-
California. Ml Bdwy.— Ad vU >M'.,A
VENEZUELA'S DIFFICULTY WITH EXGLAXD AXD
GERMANY MAY GO TO THE HAGUE COURT.
The President Satisfies Members of the Senate and House That This Country's
Interests Are in Xo Danger.
fBT TKI.RORArFt TO THE TKIBrTTE.I
Washington, Dec. 14.— Popular apprehension
that succeeding stages of the Venezuelan situa
tion must inevitably result in intervention by
this country to preserve respect for the Monroe
Doctrine, so fai as that apprehension is voiced
hy Senators and Representatives, has been dis
pelled In a great degree by the assurances mem
bers of Congress have received from President
Roosevelt and Secretary Hay that thif govern
ment is neither likely to have its interests jeop
ardized nor to become actively involved, under
any contingency that can at present be imag
ined. So strong an impression has been given
by the President to those who have broached
the subject to him that he has fully weighed
and made provision to meet every possible de
velopment that could arise from the Anglo-Ger
man co-operative process of impressing Venez
uela, that a feeling of the highest confidence In
his judgment is being manifested by the Repub
lican legislative leaders, who are outspoken in
the belief that the United States is being guided
according to a fixed programme, which leaves
very little or almost no doubt as to its out
Without disclosing the extent of the under
standing which has been firmly established be
tween this government and the European na
tions directly concerned, or the precise nature of
the final settlement of the controversy beyond
the distinct intimation that there will be an
cvenual resort to The Hague court, the State
Department has satisfied members of the For
eign Affairs Committee of both houses of Con
gress that reliance may be implicitly placed in
the President's thorough safeguarding of Ameri
can principles, and that an efficacious solution
that promises to be altogether pacific as far as
WA SHIXG TOX GE TS XE II 'S
Dispatch from Minister Boxen Tells
of the Attack.
Washington. Dec. 14.-Minister Rowen. In a
dispatch received by the State Department this
afternoon, said that he had been informed by
President Castro that British and German
warships were bombarding Porto Cabello.
In an earlier dispatch he said that the situa
tion at Caracas was much quieter. The great
excitement noted at the outset of the affair, he
said, was caused by the precipitate flight of the
British and German ministers, the arrest of all
the subjects of those two nations, and the seiz
ure of tho Venezuelan gunboats without first
declaring a blockade, thus causing the people to
fear a bombardment would follow at once.
Secretary Hay took the dispatches to the
White House and discussed the situation in
Venezuela, for sonic tlm^-tOth tii r.-^ient.
but he had nothing to make public on the sub
ject. Nothing was done at the State Depart
ment except to make some representations to the
German ami English governments in the matter
of the blockade.
Our ambassadors at Berlin and London have
been instructed to represent to fTngtand and
Germany that the United States must not be
understood as giving its consent to any extension
of the International right of peaceful blockade.
It IS not known that this Instruction was called
forth by an Incident making euch representation
necessary. The step was taken as a precau
tionary measure, and gives the attitude of this
government, should a development arise making
its position of importance. The greatest fear is
that th« Venezuelans, who are naturally of an
impetuous nature, will retaliate for the bom
bardment by assault on the foreign residents,
and that this may lead to more serious conse
quences and the shedding of blood.
It was confidently hoped that before this some
answer would have been received from the Ger
man and British governments to President Cas
tro's request that the claims of those govern
ments be submitted to arbitration. This re
quest was transmitted from Caracas by Minister
Bowen last week and in turn was handed to the.
embassies of Germany and Great Britain at
this capital. Secretary Hay up to this time has
not received a reply.
The visit of President Castro to the bedside of
the Invalid wife of the Orman diplomatic repre
sentative at Caracas created a good impression
TiPre, as it did at that place.
Nothing has been heard here in official cir
cles of the report that the Italian Government
has presented to Venezuela an ultimatum de
manding the payment of the claims of that
country, thus taking action similar to that
already instituted by Germany and Great
The presence of the United States gunboat
Marietta at La Guayra, according to official ex
planation here, la without special significance,
thft vessel having gone to that place in accord
ance with th? itinerary heretofore arranged
for her. Nothing tame to the Xavy Depart
ment to-day from her commander. Secretary
Moody said to-night that it had not been de
cided *to send any vessels of war to Venezuelan
ITALY'S WARSHIPS ON THE WAT.
The Basis of Her Claims Against Ven
Rome. Dec. 14.— Italy's claims against Venez
uela are for damages sustained by Italian sub
jects during the Venezuelan revolutions of IS9B
When Great Britain and Germany agreed
upon a common course of action toward Ven
ezuela Italy thought to join them. Two Italian
men-o'-war, which left Otranto with secret or
ders, supposedly for Tripoli or Morocco, were in
reality destined for Venezuela. Other warships
have been ordered to Venezuelan waters.
As already announced, negotiations are still
pending with Germany and Great Britain, and
Foreign Minister Prinettl hopes to arrive at an
arrangement which will enable him to make a
statement in the Chamber of Deputies to-mor
row in reply to an interpellation.
London. ~ Dec. 14.— Special dispatches from
Rome assert that Signor Riva. the Italian Min
ister to Venezuela, presented the Italian ulti
matum at Caracas on Saturday. The time set
for an answer to this ultimatum expired on
Sunday, and." according to the Rome dispatches.
Signor Riva has already embarked on the Ital
ian cruiser Giovanni Dausan. Signor Riva's
two daughters had a narrow escape from mal
treatment from the populace. • This news can
not be confirmed from other sources.
It is said that owing to the fact of the Italian
cruiser. Carlo Albertl^being icebound the cruiser
Liguria has been ordered to proceed for Venez
uela. Italy will thus have four or five warships
on the spot to co-operate with the British and
Jerruaa warships. ;.
the United States Is concerned is practically as
Great Britain's participation in the affair is
looked upon as lending a distinct element of
security to the administration's belief that noth
ing unfriendly to the United States will he done,
and this view has had the effect of materlally
tempering official concern over th<» admittedly
very grave condition that must, follow any ag
gressive military reprisals the Venezuelans may
undertake. With these expressions of confidence
in the President's thorough grasp of the situa
tion the friends of the administration are none
the less comforted by the provision of the navy
which led to the choice of f'ulebra as the centre
for grand evolutions by the most powerful fleet
ever assembled in American waters, and fixed
the time of this concentration of foree^ simul
taneously with that of the ultimatum to Ven
This coincidence is now regarded as giving
special significance to the President's declara
tion in his last message that "the Monroe Doc
trine should be treated as the cardinal feature
of American foreign policy, but It would be
worse than idle to assert it unless we intended
to hack it up. and it can be backed up only by a
thoroughly good navy. . . .
"There is not a cloud on the horizon at pres
ent. There seems not the slightest chance of
trouble with a foreign power. We must earnest
ly hope that this state of things may continue;
and the way to insure its continuance is to
provide for a thoroughly efficient navy. The
refusal to maintain such a navy would Invite
trouble, and if trouble came we would Insure
disaster. Fatuous self-complacency or vanity,
or short-sightedness in refusing to prepare for
danger is both foolish and wicked in such a
nation as ours; and past experience has shown
that such fatuity in refusing to recognize or
prepare for any crisis in advance is usually suc
ceeded by a mad panic of hysterical fear once
the crisis has actually arrived."
NOTE FROM THE ALLIES.
Fenezuelan Ships Asked Xot to Sail
from La Guayra.
Caracas, Dec. 14.— A note from the command
ers of the allied Anglo-German fleet, which the
Venezuelan Government refused to receive on
Friday at La Guayra. was sent yesterday to
United States Minister Bowen. at Caracas, and
forwarded by him to the proper government
official here. The note is in the name of Great
Britain and Germany: it request all Venezuelan
ships, after the lapse of five days, to refrain
from sailing from the port of La Guayra until
the present difficulties are over. This note is
supposed to herald the blockade.
The question what right Great Britain and
Germany have to coerce Venezuela without de
claring a. blockade is being asked on all sides
'-i&i-Morrro" TfTTtantf^ «nr2- certain other revo
lutionary leaders left Maracaibo yesterday for
Curacoa on their way to Caracas. Hernandez
is probably the most popular of the revolu
tionary leaders. President Castro has kept him
imprisoned at Maracaibo for several years past.
Th* Bern of the shelling of the fortress and
custom house at Puerto Cabello yesterday af
ternoon by the British cruiser Charybdls and
the. German cruiser Vineta reached Caracas at
a late hour last night. It caused considerable
excitement, and. In spite of the preventive meas
ures taken by th« police of Puerto Cabello.
trouble is feared at that port.
The statement that Italy, thr/mgh hpr lega*
tfon lierp. is to demand payment of her claims
against Venezuela has been conHrmed.
The arrival Of the United States gunboat Mari
etta at La Guayra on Friday was dUft to a ru
mor that United States Minister Bowen was in
danger. There has been no ground for such a
rumor, and the presence of the Marietta was
not requested by Mr. 80-wen.
The British Legation here will be reopened
to-night under the American f.ag by V. V.
Russell, secretary of the American Legation.
The situation in Caracas continues to be criti
cal, and there Is intense excitement among the
German residents of the city. To-day the Ger
tnans sought refuge at the American Legation,
where they will be sheltered. Mr. Bowen has
got in quantities of all kinds of provision?, to
be prepared for any emergency.
The boycotting of British and German goods
continues. The British and German colleges
here, which were boycotted, have closed their
doors. Tho University of Caracas Is also closed.
Priests are preaching for war. It is reported
that ninety Germans living in the country have
offered to support the Venezuelan Government
Leading German and British residents of
Caracas are very bitter against their respective
ministers, whom they accuse of leaving Caracas
without giving any intimation of their intention
trt abandon the city.
The people of Caracas are astonished that
the government at Washington remains silent in
spite of the reoent act of the allied fleet.
The enlistment of Venezuelan soldiers con
tinues. Two thousand men from the interior
reached Caracas yesterday.
The fact that the people of Venezuela are in
absolute ignorance of the designs of the allies
upon their country- creates a deep and disturb
ing impression here. The chief officer of Presi
dent Castro's guard said to-day to the repre
sentative or The Associated Press:
If there is to be war. let us know and we will
fight. If there is to be only an assault on our
coast where we cannot reach the allies, the
only thing left for us to do is to declare that to
destroy your debtor's furniture is a strange way
to force the payment of his obligation. I be
lieve this situation will soon come within the
scope of the Monroe r>ootrine.
BLOCKADING LA GUAYRA.
The Steamer Yucatan Warned Away from
London. Dec. 15.— a dispatch from Willetn
stad. Curacao, dated December 14. the corre
spondent of "The Daily Mail" says the Anglo-
German warships are blockading La Guayra.
The steamer Yucatan was warned by the Brit
ish cruiser Indefatigable not to enter La Guayra.
and returned to Curacao.
The Venezuelan Government has declined the
offer of a loan, made by a German banker of
Caracas, to settle the claims against it.
The British steamer Yucatan was la.«t reported
on December 1 from Barbadoes. British West
Indies. The American steamer Yucatan, belonging
to James* E. Ward & Co.. of New- York, arrived at
New-York on December 12 from Cuban ports.
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BOMBARDED BY ALLIES.
POST CABELLO FIRED OS.
Old Fort Demolished by German and
Porto Cabello. Dec. 13.— The British crulM*
Chary bdis and the German cruiser Vlneta bom
barded the fortress here at 5 o'clock this after
noon and quickly silenced It. The bombardment
lasted for forty-five minutes. The fortress is
composed of Fort Solano and the Castle UV
ertador. After the firing ceased the Chary ixlto
sent marines to occupy the castle. The fortress
was almost demolished. It is probable that
only a few persons were injured by the shelling.
The commander of Castle Libertador has been
taken prisoner. The cruisers are still here.
• At 7 o'clock this morning- the Chary and
the Vineta arrived here, searching for Venez
uelan gunboats. The two cruisers sent their
boats into the inner port. but. finding no gun
boats, the boats returned. The captain **t the
British merchant steamer Topaze, which was
seized by the mob here last Wednesday. then
visited the British commodore on hoard th«
Charybdls and lodged a protest against the
violation of his ship. The British captain re
turned an hour later with a detachment of fifty
marines, who took charge of the Topaze. Th«
populace was greatly excited at this incident,
and raised the cry "To arms:" but there was no
The British commodore then sent a message
to the authorities at Porto Cabello, demanding
immediate satisfaction for th« action of th»
mob in having hauled down the British flaie
from the Topaze. saying that if this satisfaction
was not forthcoming in two hours— at •"> o'clock
— the fortress and the custom housw would h—
bombarded. On the receipt of this demand the
authorities sent a message to President Ca?tro
asking for instructions.
A committee of the merchants of Port'> <'a
bello then approached the American Consul
here, petitioning him to intervene. The • onsui
accepted this mission and visited the cruisers,
but he could obtain no alteration in the de
cision of the allies.
At 4:4."> o'clock a reply was received from
President Castro, who authorized the chief offi
cial here to give the British commander ample
satisfaction. Before this answer could tw com
municated to the American Consul the hour
stipulated for its receipt had arrived. Tn*
cruisers immediately opened fire on th« fort
ress. The fire was returned from Fort Solano
and Castle Libertador. but the Venezuelan gun*
were soon silenced. While the firing continued
there was intense excitement in this port. p;very
house in town was closed
The people of Porto Cabello cannot account
for this precipitate action on the part of the
allies, which they consider to be proof that
Great Britain and Germany Intend forcing war
upon Venezuela. •
The British marines purpose to make use of.
the cannon in Castle Libertador. No damage
was done the town. The excitement of the people
is. subsiding..., V^_~-'' ; '.
The entrance % to the inside , harbor at Puerto"
Cabello | Is* through* a, narrow channel not mor«
than a few hundred feet wide. To the left of
this channel as one enters the harbor. ,sifuat«*d
on a low sandsplt. is the fortress which was
bombarded toy the German and Brlttsli cruiser?.
It i? an old fashioned structure, which was re
built in the eighteenth century. Its sides ar»
comparatively low, and would offer but p<wr re
sistance to modern shells, It is not pro&abl*
that the Venezuelan Government had any mod
ern cannon there.
The custom house at Puerto Cab«Un i? situ
ated on the right, or mainland, side of th" chan
nel. It fe a lons two story bricß nutUHng/ancl
contains, besides executive offier?. larg- -ware
houses. Steamers discharging at Futt.-. Cabelio
tie up immediately in front of th- rqstom house.
The town itself is flat, and stretches from **"
waterfront inland to the base of th- hill?, a <$!?-'
tance of two or three miles. ■
The outside harbor at Puerto Cabello is hardly
more than a large bay. offering comparatively
little protection to shipping. Th<? inside harbor
is very secure and quite commodious.
Puerto Cabello is second in importance to La
Guayra. The trade of several interior province
centres here, and Puerto Cabello is the port of
Valencia, an important town in the State of
Carabobo. A railroad, in which English capital
is largely interested, connects Puerto Cabelto
CASTRO'S ACT OF GALLANTRY.
Venezuelan President Calls on Mine, voa
Caracas. Dec. 14.— President Castro Isajmsd
yesterday morning of the Illness of Jim?.
yon Piigrim-Baltazzi. and in the afternoon,
accompanied by hia wife and a number
of Venezuelan officers, he called at the
German Legation. Here the visitors were
received by United States Minister Fowen. who
escorted them to the room of the Invalid. Presi
dent Castro greeted Jlme. yon Pilgrim-Baltazzi.
and spoke to her of her husband In a friendly
nay, saying? he held the German envoy in high
regard. The President of Venezuela produced
a favorabe impression on lime, yon Pilgrim-
BaltazzL and before he left the German Lega
tion he offered her the hospitality of the Yellow
House, the Capitol at Caracas.
ACTION NOT TTfTEXPECTED.
Washington Not Disturbed by the Bombard
[BT TELEGRAPH TO THE TKrBC^E.]
Washington. Dec. It— Scarcely a ripple of excite
ment was caused at the White House or th* £tat#-
Department by the news that Porto Cab*no had
been bombarded. The possibility that such a dis
agreeable incident might accompany Venezuelan
resentment to the Anglo-German demand was fuHy
considered by this government months ago. and
at that time the decision was reached that such a
use of force ws»s of far less moment than the oc
cupation of ports and custom houses, which had
been definitely recognized by the President In the
memorandum to Germany of December 16. IS9T.
as an essential and warrantable procedure so lon*
as such occupation was clearly temporary.
As explained authoritatively to-ni*ht to The Trib
une representative, much ill advised alarm - over
the developments of tile British-German pro
gramme will be avoided if the distinction between
political and Judicial intervention Is borne la mind.
Th© United States has what it conaldrrw ample
guarantee that no political Intervention in Ven
ezuela is contemplated under any i ■■■lam m.
and both Great Britain and Germany have been
made unmistakably aware that the United States
•will permit no political Intervention whatever.
Great Britain and Germany have bound themselves
not to transgress the limits of purely judicial Inter
vention to correct an assumption by Venezuela or
the right to establish a principle or international
law which is repugnant and disavowed by all mar
itime nations. "The doctrine that diplomatic Inter
vention is excluded by Interior legislation" asit'is
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