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VOLe XII NO. 330 BUTTE, MONTANA, FRI VENING, DECEMBER 12, 1902. PRICE FIVE CENTS WAR HAS GON TOO FOR ARBITRATION NOW Scene on the great German railway in Venezuela, connecting Valencal end Caracas. It is over this road that Castro has been hurrying his troops for the ooncentration. NUT THOUGHT I RBI TRATION CAN COME AT WASHINGTON But Rumor Hath It That Ven ezuelan Government Has Requested Bowen to Act GERMANY 'SAYS BRITISH SUNK THOSE VESSELS And the British Are Falling All Over Themselves in Explaining That It Was the Kaiser's Ships That Did the Firing -Something of the Cause of the Fracas and Where the United States Is Expected to Stand in the Matter. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. Washington, Dec. 12.-A cablegram received at the state department today from Minister Bowen at Caracas states that the Venezuelan government has re quested him to propose to Great Britain and Germany that the difficulties arising out of the claims for alleged damages and injuries to British and German subjects during the civil war be submitted to arbi tration. BRITISH SAY GERMANS SANK THOSE VESSELS London, Dec. 12.-The foreign office in forms the Associated Press that the Brit ish government disclaims responsibility for the sinking of the Venezuelan vessels at La Guayra, which it entirely attributes to the German forces. It is understood that nearly all of the Venezuelan news which the British gov ernment gets comes though the state de partment at Washington, and is based on Minister Bowen's messages. The foreign office here so far, however, has received no trace of the reply to the demands of Great Britain and Germany which Vene zuela is reported to have transmitted to those powers through the United States consul at L.a Guayra, though it has offi cially received a copy of President Cas tro's proclamation. The foreign office officials also say that they had not received information to the effect that Venezuela has required Mr. Bowen to act as arbitra tor. They think it is likely that the prop osition has been made, but if such is the case they do tqJ consider that arbitration at this stage would be acceptable to Great Britain. SAY CASTRO WORKS A GAME OF BLUFF Berlin, Dec. rz -President Castro's pub lic utterances and war preparations are regarded in official quarters here as "de signecd to see how far the allies are willing to go as a tcet of the further attitude of the administration at Washington and, above all, as efforts to unite his own peo ,he Plaza de Bolvar, in Caraoas, one of tho delightfIl spot in Castro's beautiful capital, nw filed with olang sabere and rattle of drums. pie and reconcile them to his dictator ship." The foreign office received a cable yes terday from the German charge d'affaires, SAY PRESSLEY COULD HAVE CUT HIS THROAT Expert Witnesses in Rebuttal at Missoula Murder Trial Contradict Belief of Dr. Campau, Who Thought Accused Could Not Have Inflicted Wound Upon Himself--Witnesses Testifying as to Mrs. Pressley's Bad Character Are Heard--Case Will Go to the Jury Late This Afternoon or Early Tomorrow--What Was the Nature of Testimony Today. SPECIAL TO THE INTER MOUNTAIN. Missoula, Dec. l.-All the evidence has becn presented in the Pressley murder trial, the lawyers are making their argu ment this afternoon and late this after noon or early this evening the case will be given into the hands of the jury. Expert evidence in rebuttal was the fea ture of the day's proceedings. Dr. Cam pau's positive evidence, given for the de fense yesterday, was that it was absolutely impossible for Pressley to have cut his own tbroat in the manner in which it was BOZEMAN MAN IS TO SUCCEED HOLLOWAY SPECIAL TO THII INTERt MOUNTAIN. Helena, Dec. 12.-Governor Toole to day appointed W. R. C. Stewart of Boze man judge of the Ninth judicial district, embracing the counties of Gallatin, POLICE WOULD SEE HIIWIJTHPLEASURE HUNTING FOR H. G. WILLIAMSON, WHOM HIS WIFE HAS CHARGED WITH FAILURE TO SUPPORT. H. G. Williamson, a resident of l-ast Ilutte, is wanted by the authorities on a complaint sworn to by his wife charging him with Lnon-support. 'A careful scarch indicates that Williamson has left the city, probably in anticipation of his wife's ac tion. Mrs. Williamson asserts that she has not received any share of her husband's earli ings for a long time, and that Jie has failed utterly to provide for their child, Ruth, aged 2 years. The ollicer who investigated the came re ported that Williamson had not lived with his wife for 14 months. A similar charge was made against her husband by Mrs. Williamson about a year ago, lilt the dilliculty was adjusted in somie nianner at that time, Madrid, Dec. 12.-Senor Leon y Cas tillo, the Spanish ambassador at Paris, has resigned. Herr von Pilgrim-Baltazzi, filed at La Guayra. This is a sure indication that the (Continued on Page Three.) wounded. This was the point on which the experts testified. Experts heard today were Drs. Mitchell and Fitzgerald. They admitted that the wound was peculiar, but they declared that it was possible for Pressley to have made the wound with his own hands. They flatly contradicted the testimtony of Dr. Campaq as to what could and could not be done by a man with a knife in his hands. William Streeter, justice of the peace at Superior, was another witness in rebuttal. He testified that some time previous to the death of Mrs. Pressley she had a con versation with him in which she told hip that her husband had beaten, kicked and otherwise abused her. Streeter testified further that later he saw Pressley an4 Meagher and Broadwater, to succeed Judge W. I.. Holloway, who has resigned on account of laving been elected asso ciate justice of the supreme court. The appointment was made this morning. RAIN OF BOULDERS CRUSH OUT BREATH GEORGE ROBERTSON IS INSTANTLY KILLED BY A FALL OF ROCK IN ST. LAWRENCE. ;Gerge Robertson, a miner, was instantly killle att the St. I.awrence mine hit an early hour this morning by a fall of rock, Rob-' ertson and several miners were enpi.fyed on the first floor of the 8oo-loot level. They were about to put In another set of timbers when the hanging well sttidenly gave way, burying Robertson beneath its terribl e weight. Life was extinct when the utn1ortullate man was taken' froln be. neath the pile of rock. Ilis head was badly cut and bruised and his face man. gl, I. lie was taken to the Montana un dc.I.i.ilng establisJlmnenlt, where Corhoner Jolh-on will hold an inquest into his death at 7:30 this evening. Robertson was unmarried. But little 14 known of his relatives. He ,Ioarded ap the Florence hotel on last Broadway, hqav ing come there last August. He was aboutf ,i5 years of age. .--r-] hrr .?,~jtThS , ·L . "U ** eJ Birds-eye view of Caracas, which the British and German marines will utidoulitedly attempt to seize, should an actual .invasion be made. tii 4T f,ý· had a talk with him in which Pressley denied having beaten his wife, but ad mitted that he had slapped her once. On the conclusion of this testimony the defense put Presseiy on the stand in sur rebuttal. He swore positively that he never had any such conversation with Strceter. At II o'clock this morning the taking gi testimony ceased. Then an adjourn inent was taken until 1:3o o'clock, at which time the court delivered the charge to the jury. Following this the State's at rj~eys began the argument. 44t yesterday afternooq's session Dr. G. '. McCullough testified that Mrs. Pressley Was never in a conscious state after she was found until she died. lie declarcd W. R. C. Stewart was born March 21, iR66, in Monroe county, Ohio, of Scotch Irish parentage. He resided in Ohio un til he was 16 scars old, whean he wentto Kansas and Missouri. lie left Kansas SEARCH THE RIVER FOR MAN'S BODY BELIEVED THAT JOHN PALLADIN WAS MURDERED AND HIS RE MAINS CAST INTO MISSOURI. S'E('IAI TO TfII IN'IIl MSiOI' IAtY.. .Miisoula, I).,c. iz.-- It is believed that Jiohn I'alladin, a stonemason, who has re sided here for several years, has been i.lldered and his body throwni inito the 11M i-souri river. Ialladin, who is a married man with a f;anily, disappeared from his hoiie last I'riday. His frienids have been searching fir him several days, but have been un able to get any clew to his wherealouts. At the time he left home he had between $40u and $45 oni his person. Ilis move tileints h;tave Ibe:n traced for several hours afltir he left his own house. It is known that he visited a saloon on Front street and that he left there, but beyond this lhe searchers have been unable to pro cecdl. One clew led them as far away as the big Blackfoot, only to fizzle out there. Another led to the foothills back of the city, but that also proved to be in error. Now Palladin's friends have abshout con cluded that lie met the fate of John Maley, who a 'ear ago was murdered and his body thrown into the river. This afternloon the river is being dredged in Iopucs of findi.ng the body. JURY FAILS TO AGREE IN THE WALDON CASE He Is Suing for Injuries Received in a Railway Accident on the N. P. Near Missoula in 1896. Helena, Dec. i2.-At the opening of the United States court this morning the jury in the damage case of E. A. Waldon vs. the Northern Pacific Railway company re ported that it could not agree. It was dis charged accordingly, The case was given to the jury at 3 o'clock yesterday after noon. Waldon sued for $15,ooo damages for personal injuries received in a railway ac cident west of Missoula in December, 1896. LA BOINTA CASE TOMORROW Will Plead to fMurder Charge Before Judge MoClernan. Madame Ruth LaBonta will be taken before Judge McClernan tomorrow morn ing to plead to the charge of murder. It is possible that the court will name a day for the opening of the trial of the case. that she did not seemn to be contlscious on the day that she told Mrs. Merrick that her husband had committed the assault. She could not give lntlhigent answers and could not carry a triin of thought. l)r. J. T. Brown said that Plressley could have cut his own throat, but could not have done so had ho been lying down at the time. The witness corroborated Or McCullough's testimony regarding the un conscious condition of Mrs. Pressley. Dr. Campau, recalled, said Mrs. Press Icy could not have been in a conscious state from the time of the assault to the thie of her death. Several witnesses to Presaley's good character followed. Others to Mrs. Press iey's evil reputation also were heard. City in t82a to take a position with the law firm of Iuce & Iuce in ftozemnan. Prior to conlilg to Montana Mr. Stew art had studied law, and in 1894 he was admitted to the Montana bar. In ioR9 he became associated with the law firm of lfartman & llartman and in 1898 he was elected county attorney of G(allatin county. Since 1.o00 he has been colnduct ing his law business alone. Mr. Stewart married Miss Ethel Arm strong of Kailss City in March, 189It, antd is now the father of two children. In rgoo he was the candidate for attorney general on the illndependenlt demlocratic ticket. At pres:-nt he is a metmber of the Itozematn school board. Washington Plaza, Caracas, a beautiful quare, named after tho father of ;e Amerioan Republio, for whom the liberty-loving Venezuelan. have a great admiration. ROSEBUO JUSTICE IS IN THE RICGT IN STAND HETOOK Verdict of Miles City Court Sustains McRae in His Ac tion Against the Board. COMMISSIONERS HAD CASE IN CUSTER COUNTY COURT But in His Decision on the Habeas Cor pus, Judge Loud Fully Affirms the Au thority of Justice MoRae as a Defacto Official of Rosebud County-Import ant Point Reached in the Fight Against the Alleged Colonizers. Mi.les City, Dec. 2 Jiduge Loud has just reldered a decision in ;a hableas cor pus proceedinlg brought by the coullty commissioners of RIos'lll coulnty, fully allirning the authoirily of Justice of the Peace Roderick Mcl(e as a defacti olfi cial of that .tupnty. The coinuiissilonrs had declared McR;uie's ollice vac.l ;and seiqucstoered his locket. McRac then fined and jaill thetm, and also the county clerk, f ir i t.citemlt. uol lowing the dc cisio, of Jdge I.oud this sent'ence holds. 'his whole proceeding is it s(.ril to an investigation of the alleged cohloiza tioi of voters ill Ioscutld counti y Iby Augustus Ileintze prior to the late elec tion, about which there aptars II Ite plenty of trouble imtlpetulding.