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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL XXII NO. 229 BUTTE, MONTANA, THUR15.Y EVENING, DECEMBER it; 1902. PRICE FIVE CENTS BRITISH FLEET SINKS AND CAPTUrES CASTRO'S SHIPS STREET SCENE IN CARACAS, SHOWING CAPITAL ON THE LEFT. STREET SCENE IN LA GUAYRA, WHERE THE FIGHTING WILL BEGIN. STHOUGHU HOSTU ILITIESL HAVE NOT BEEN DECLARED War Between Germany and Great Britain and Little Venezuela Is On. ENGLISH WARSHIPS ARE ACTING ON THE OFFENSIVE House of Commons Has Not Been Offi cially Informed of Action-All German and British Prisoners Have Been Re leased-Venezuelan Volunteers Are Arming and Castro Concentrates His Troops at La Guayra. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Dec. Ii.-Minister Bowen at Caracas in a cablegram to the state de partment today confirms the press reports that all the German and British prison ers have been released. Situation at La Guayra. La Guayra, Dec. I I.-General Frrerr, minister of war, has arrived here with s,ooo troops; 8oo men under President Castro's brother are expected here at to o'clock. Only the British cruiser Indefatigable is now here. All the oi.&er warships have left La Guayra. Minister -laggard and Hierr von Pilgrim Baltazzi, it was learned today, left here last night. The former was on board the Retribution and the latter on the Vineta which sailed for Trinidad. No ,News in London. London, dec. Ii.-T-he foreign otffice at I o'clock was without oticial news trom Venezuela. In connection with the re ported seizure of the Venezuelan customs the foreign office officials say that arrange ments for that step have not been com pleted. Before any general seizure could occur Germany, Great Britain and other nations would have to come to an agree ment for a pro rata division and adjust ment of their respective claims similar to that arrived at by the allies in China, ex cept that the l.a G;uayra custom house may possibly have been seized as a purely mili tary measure. Though the seizure of the customs houses will take place eventually it is pointed out that while hostilities are in progress the customs as a fiscal institu tion are practically valueless. Two Venezuelan Vessels Sunk. In the house of commons today Under Foreign Secretary Cranborne confirmed the reports of the capture of the Venezuelan vessels at l.a Guayra and the disablement of a fourth vessel without resistance, and also confirmed the capture of the Vene zuelan gunboat Bolivar at Port of Spain, (Continued on Page Three.) THE PORT OF LA GU AYRA, WH1E THE FOREIGN FLEETO ARII ANCHORED. PRESSLEY COULDN'T HAVE INFLICTED WOUND Physicians Testify on the Stand That It Would Be Impossible tor Missoula Man Accused of Wife-Murder to Have Cut His Own Throat in the Manner in Which the Deed Was Done--Box of Pills Containing Belladonna and Morphine ,Were Found in the Trunk of the Murdered Woman--Pressley Tells His Story. srP.IAtL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Missoula, Dec. II.--Dr. Campau has been on the stand most of the day as one of the star witnesses for the defense in the Pressley murder trial. His testimony was of the strongest in Presley's favor. Dr. Campau was the first man to reach the Pressley house after the wounded con dition of Mr. and Mrs. Pressley had been discovered. He testified positively that the wound in Pressley's throat could not have been made by the man himself. Dr. Cam pau declared that it must have been in flicted by someone standing over the wounded man. Dr. Campau swore that he had found in MORE ELECTION CONTEST PETITIONS ARE TO BE FILED None of the other election contest cases were filed in the oflice of the clerk of the district court today. The only reason for the delay is the mechanical proposition of writing the petitions. In each case the petition and statement is very long and it is impossible to perform the labor of writing in a short time. It is stated that another batch of the contests will be filed tomorrow. The pa pers are now being prepared in the offices of C. P. Connolly and J. Bruce Kremer. MOTHER OF CLARK HEIR BETTER NOW MRS. W. A. CLARK, JR., IS NOT SO ILL AS WAS FIRST THOUGHT AND WILL GET ALONG NICELY. Alarming reports were abroad today re garding the condition of Mrs. William A. Clark, Jr., mother of the new Clark heir born a week ago last Monday. It was said that a high fever had set in and that grave fears were entertairied for her recovery. D. D. Campbell, the attending physician, this afternoon deniet the reports, though admitting that last week Mrs. Clark did have a slight fever which caused some un easiness. When questioned by an Inter Mountain reporter this afternoon he said: "Mrs,. Clark today is feeling quite well and strong. There are nb complications and she is making an excellent recovery. Her condition can be judged fromn the fact that we ordered mountain trout for her lun cheon today. tier little son is doing re markably well, is perfectly healthy and a fine little boy." Mrs. Pressley's trunk in the house a box of pills which he had analyzed. They contained belladonna and morphine. The doctor declared that Pressley's stupefied condition when found could be traceable only to an opiate such as that contained in the pills. Hte testified that he believed one of these pills or something of the same nature had been administered to Pressley before the knife wounds were inflicted. All these points were gone over with great care by the attorneys conducting the examination. Dr. Campau made an excellent witness, his testimony being clear, concise and positive. Pressley himself was on the stand for several hours yesterday. ile said: "On Sunday my wife and myself sat Several will probably be filed at the same time. The allegations in the petitions will vary somewhat, but in the umain the same accusations will be made. Under the law the candidates who were. declared defeated have until December 16 to file contests or petitions for a recount. This gives them five more days in which to take before the courts the question of investigating the allegations of fraud. All of the papers will be filed before the time is up. 'Sine the talk of contests there has been much discussion as to the procedure in the case of the legislative candidates. The TWELVE HUNDRED BOYS SEARCHING FOR WOMAN Wife of Professor of State University at Lawrence Kansas, Has Disappeared. I'" ASSOCIATED IPRESS, Lawrence, Kan., Dec. It.-The entire body of I,zoo students of the State uni versity, under the direction of the fac ulty, began an organized search today for Mrs. Marshall A. Barber, wife of Pro. fessor Barber, professor of natural his tory, who disappeared from her home in this city yesterday. Mrs. Barber, who had been a sufferer from insomnia, left her hone yesterday morning. "No 'alarm was felt at her' ab sence until last night. Mrs. Barber was a Miss Florence Bar rett, daughter of a retired Methodist min ister, before her marriage a year ago. She graduated from the Kansas university sev eral years ago. Minto Will Not Resign. BY ASSOCIATED P5I:SS, London, Dec. .i.-The Hon. Arthur Ellidtt, 'M. P., states that so far as he is aware there is no foundation for the re port that his brother, Lord Minto, is about to resign the governor generalship of Canada. around the house until i o'clock. We then went to the door and she asked Ime to go and get ncr some whisky. "I went and secured the whisky. I sat on the back step for a while and went in at 6: o to eat my meal. After eating sup per and drinking my collee I felt drowsy and sleepy. I asked my wife to arrange the bed so I could retire. My wife spreadt the quilts dlown at the foot of the bed. I soon went to sleep and thought my wife came to bed with me. IBefore supper she had stated she Intended to kill me. Site further stated that she thought more of the man I had dis charged than she did of inme." Being questioned in regard to the hap penings before retiring, Mr. Pressley said the coffee he drank tasted very peculiar. legislature itself is the judge of the claims of persons to memibership in that body, but the legislature cannot take the time to conduct a hecaring of the case. In the present iinstance the method pro vided by law will be followed. The peti tions will be filed with the clerk of the district court. lie will name two justices of the peace, who will hear such testi mlony as the contestant aind the conitestee care to introduce regarding the casting and counting of votes. The justices will prepare a transcript of the testimony. This will be sent to the legislature as the true evidence in the cases and ulpon it the lawmlakers will base FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES PRESENT BILL TO SENATE Protest Against Joint Statehood of the Indian Territory With Oklahoma To Pay for the Strike. IBV A O0'IAI.' ED UtiSS. W'ashingtoi, D)ec. In.-When the senate met today Mr. Quay of Pennsylvania pre sented resolutions adopted by the five civilized tribes of the lndlian territory, protesting againlst joint statchood with ()klahonma. A bill was passed allowing consul gcn oarils, consuls and commercial agents who are not allowed to trade, actual expenses of ollice rent not exceeding $1,8g0 per annum; also a bill refunding certain ton lagse taxes on the steamers Santiago de Cuba, Santiago (Cielnfegos and ()linda at the port of New York. Mr. Allison called up the bill to pro vide for the payment of the expenses and compensation of the anthracite coal strike colmlission. INTERIOR COURT OF THE CAPITAL OF VENEZUSLA AT CARACAS Ihe al .n tated that lie had taste(d some thing of the same kind since in pills found in Mrs. I'ressley's trtiik after her death. 'I hie elfect tpin him was the same tas the effect produced after dritikilig the coffeet. A box of pills was shown to t the jury as evidence. Speakilng of the tragedy. Mr. IresHsey told of awakenintg and finding himself cut iin the neck, and his wife inl an un conscitous cundition. lie testified to the sulbequluet events as told by other wit nesses. Ireing asked to identify the ratur prtoduced as evitldence iin the t estimtony, Mr. l'ressley said he never saw the razor before and it was not his. 'The witness then denied ally complicity in the crime which resulted in the death of Mrs. Press Icy. . .. . ..--- = - I=- their de(Ciion as to the rights of the cort teatanlts to sit in their midst. If the present plans are carried out the contests for all of the legislative ollices will lie filed at the samIe time, very lik(ly tomorrow. In each the allegatioins will bie amiost the same. It is the intention also to file at c(.ntst for every icounty ofaict, though the last of tlhese will probably not lie in much before the time limait is up. 'lThere will le much work fir thei courts in hearinig the election conItests. 'TheC v unminous petitionsi filed indicate that ana ly points will be birought oult at the hearings and that the testiimoniy pro nail cin wil lie very lung. NO EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE CASE DIVORCE SUIT OF EMMA REID VS. JAMES REID DISMISSED BY THE COURT. W ,henll Ithe diVOrce suot It o lnia I<,.lO ag;ainst Jamelis I.etld was earll.el iIn Ju,' (I hllucy court this nIlla tl 111thr was lino e.vidlece oif a, proseciltion and thei pid'l, r(r dl.ered it dlismis.sed. 'I he complaint was h.lI su viral mItntlhs To Rule the Swiss. IaY ASSOCIATED PIRES. lerne, eI)c. .-- Vice Presihdent 1)cutcher was toiday elccted president of the Swiss confederation. AS I EACH LIIITTLE LUMP WERE GOLD THEY FIGHT Boston Poor, Unable to Get Fuel, Jump Coal Yards and Scramble for Bits. POLICE AND MOBS HAVE BATTLE IN THE STREETS Men and Women Tumble Over Iach Other in Mad Effort to Steal ilack Dia monds From Wagon Driven Throiugh the Crowd and Had the Coal Dcen Worth Its Weight in Gold, Struggle For It Could Not Have Been Madder. l(V ASlOCIAITIu u'J.IArS. Bofston, f)ee. Ir.-Ilunudreds of resi dellnts of the North IEnd behsieged tlhe t n trances to the yard of the Mtrolliollitan ('oal company o (Cauiseway street, aild at oine tiiime there w;.as a small sizerl riot. Wh\len the obit'ic s and yard were opeIslc..ned a crowd was gathl.red in front of the luiililing, a;iid as sooni a Ih (lth lll pllpay's en Ibegian toiii ar ter these tiople Cmii mnenuced tle livelietlt kind of a s.rau"dle to get inside. So muIueh Irtuublll was ;rused, bly thrll ill thliir fight for f a chance t g, Kt through Ilir gates that thle Nlhtropolita;l empllluoyeRs decideld to haul a wagouilloal of coal in hags out of thel yard andiil lis triiiute from hl the lopposite side of Ihr strict in order to ilraw a part oif the crowd away. A lar ge wagouii a i, i. niuediatlllily filledi aiid dliiv n outi de. Hardlly h;11 Ih driver , p lled II pl liis horsi'i. lbefore thi uw criuowdl was upon his waguon. M.le and women pluIi i.l lne an otll"er auil fougi t for a cl anei toi gt at the r al. 'h liit .lutci II wh welre lii dull y at the yairdl wi.re aluIl ipoili, uli it was only wilh tei greatest dilltiuly au Ly ulsiing forci' tlhat tlhey were ;ill toi kLuiep the hulgs froi lbhing stoleiin. ltn patroihllan jiupilied ion tIhl' wiagolii to save the coal lland was iltho in down lel piulledl aboult by the wuul ' i. 'lhe troub.il, wias lchrkeid bl y the arrival of lotheir plliolmhil.l, inil it iuhto i h t busy holdinig doI' n ithe bags l I . I ie wagoni.,ll was againii inside oi f the lii , AMERICAN SAILOR IS DEAD Received Wounds in a Fight With the Police of San Juan, P. R. Saiu Juiiin. P. It., DI c:. i t.---'1 he siulor, (Costello of the United Statle.s s.il Wasp, wholu tihll lht ice slhot Milluliay nli.ht iI a row letiwes.. a numbeiir of sailorii aniid the p~oli'e, tlied todalyl.