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DEWEY'S FLEET WILL BE SENT TO VENEZUELA
To Convey the American Ships Through the British and German Lines..-This Is the Ultimatum Delivered to Germany, Who is Asked to Define What is Meant by a "Peaceful Blockade"--One of Our Ships Will Be Due There in a Few Days and Dewey Is to See That She Gets to Her Wharf.-- Situation Is Now Regarded as Critical at Washington, Where Oicials Are Anxious. SY ASSOCIATED PRVF . Washington, Dec. 17.-Secretary Ilay has cabled to Ambassador Tower at Mlerlin to ask the German government to define for this country exactly what is meant ,y a "peaceful blockade." The note was couched in the suavest of diplomatic language, but was insistent that Germany should reply. This action was decided upon at a cabinet meeting, where it was fully discussed. This government contends that there is no such thing as a "peaceful blockade." If a state of war does not exist this gov ernment will contend at the proper time that American ships may be allowed to pass. The test will come when the Red Line steamer Caracas arrives at l.a Guayra, probably next Saturday. If that ship goes through, as it is expected it will, other ships from other nations will also demand to go through, too. and the "peace ful blockade" will become a farce. If Germany insists on its right to block ade peaceably and refuses to let American ships through then Admiral Dewey's fleet SENATE DISCUSSES CRISIS IN THE SECRET SESSION RY ASSiOCIAIII I'nP9h S. Washiington, Ieec. 1;.--'l'The Venezuelan question occupied the attention of the seni ate in executive session yesterday for al most an hour. The qiuestiol camne lip ill formally almost immediately after the doors were closed. Senator Teller, dis claiming all intention of being critical and saying he merely desired information, asked Senator Cullonl, chairman of the committee on foreign relations, what in for mation he possessed as to the VeneC:!el;an affair. Mr. Teller said the situation was such that senators felt the Monroe doc trine at any time might ,become involve I if the complication shoidl continuie. Senator Culltum replied to the inquiry that he had no knowledge of recent events not contained in the house prints. Messrs. Itacon, Iloar, Lodge and Stew art all m;ale remarks. In none of the addresses was anything harsh or critical said. The tone of all the speeches, whether by republican or demo crats, was that the attitude of this naitioni should be one of watchfulness. Thei: was a general agreement that while the method adopted by Great Britain and Germany for the collection of their debts had beeI IS GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER Jury in McClernan's Court Returns Verdict Against Daily, Who Is to Be Sentenced Saturday-Accused Hears the Verdict Impassive. ly- -- Lawyers Had Hoped to Clear Him of Charge. lIanslatglhter waas the verdict returned against Edward J. IDtaily in Judge MIc Clernan's court this morningl. The jury had wrestled is ith the case most of tlhe night. Sentence will he prontntced Sat urday. A new trial will be asked. By their action in reachinig a dlci,ion in the case the jurors indicate their he lief that Daily rased a knife during his fight with Charles A. Ray the night of Decemler t, and that a woutd he inflicted on the leg of his olpolnent caused Ray's death a few days later. On the witness stand IDaily deired that he had used a knife during the fistic battle otn tile sidewalk in front of Medin's saloon. lie admitted having had tile knife that he later returned to one of the clerks in the Medin store, but said that it was in his pocket all the time of the coitest. Jurors Had Long Tustle. Under the instructions of the court the jurors were enabled to judge for tllem selves the degree of Daily's ofTense, if they agreed that there was one. Evidently there was a great difference of opinion, because the t2 mlell argued the case from 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon until mid night, and even then in tile sleeping quar ters provided for them in the court house. When the jurors were sumtnuoted for breakfast this morning thley announced that they had reached a verdict. All in terested in tile case were at once sunl Real Estate In Seattle Is good, situated In a desirable location, with perfect title, the greatest seaport on the Pacific Coast, you can be sure of receiving splendid returns on your money. Our Seattle Office-224 Pike Street-is now open for business and we have sev eral propositions that would interest you. Any informttion we can furnish you at the Butte office about Seattle; command us. THE THOr PSON CO. FIRE INSURANCE, LOANS, REAL ESTATE. 15 WEST BROADWAY, BUTTE SANTA CL~US Does not put any other kind of cigar; in the stocking but H11ARVARDCIGAR Union make, delicious flavor, all Havana filler. A real Christmas smoke, will be sent to Venezuela to convoy the American ships through the German and English lines. ADMIRAL DEWEY TOLD TO BE READY FOR TROUBLE Admiral Dewey has been told to keep his flcet together. The reason this govern mnitt makes this request of G(ermany is because it has in writing in black and white, the fullest statement of Germany's intentions in Venezuela. It has ino such statement from England. Thie diplomats of that country were shrewd enough to make only a verbal statement of intent. The administration ;a waiting G(;ermay's answer with some anxi ety. The situation is now more critical than it has been since the trouble began. AND THIS WARSHIP HAS BEEN HELD BACK San Francisco, ('al., Dec. 17.--Orders from \\'ashington, which would have taken the biattleship \\isconsin to sea, hound for the Blremerton dock, on Puget sound, have been canceledlleld a ieutenant Commander Mayo, temnporarily in command, awaits further instructions from. the navy depart quite strenuous, they thus far had conm mitted no infringement of the Monroe doc trine and, therefore, had done nothing to which the United States could take excep tion. This was the position of Senator Cullom, as it was of other senators who spoke. Mr. Culloum said that much light as to the attitude of the administration had been obtained by consulting the cor rospondence between the state department and the Germlan amubassador a year ago. lie then called attention to the fact that on I)eember to, m.mon, the representa:ive of Emperor William had brought the mat ter of Venezuela's debts and her apparent indilfference to them to the attention of the secretary of state. The German an bassador of his letter gave tile department complete information froml tile Germanl standpoint of the position of his govern ment. Ile said that for seven years Venez nela had failed to pay interest on a debt to G;erman citizens of about $5,ooo000,000oo con tracted in the construction of a railroad and in addition there were other debts amountilng to about $1,700,0oo due to Ger mman citizens from Venezuela, which it had been inmpossible to collect. lie added that every known peaceable means hlad been tried to secure tile money Imoed to the courtroom to hear the re sult of the delilberations of the men. It was about 9:30 o'clock when the verdict was formally returned to tlhe court. l)aily was impassive when the verdict was read. There was just a faint indi cation in his looks when he found that he was convicted. ' nere had bIeen no chance for conviction of murder, but I)aily and his attllrneys were certain that acquittal would I. the conclusion of the men intrusted . itht passing upon the Charges and Arguments. The charge against Daily was the kill ing of ('Charles Ray by cutting him in the left leg. The ,otulnd that was intlicted during a fight between the two men cx tended to a large artery, which was punc tured. The loss of blood was so great before a physician arrived that Ray was almost dead whein lie did receive atten tion. In his dying statemenct Ray accused Daily. On the stand D)aily denied that he had used the knife. The lawyers rep resenting himt endeavored to show self' defense and also tried to show that itn proper treatmtnt of the wound and the amnputation of the leg were the real causes of dcatlh. C('on McFadden, the rheumatism doctor, will open offices in the Thornton block, Room 3, Thursday, where he guarantees to cure all cases of rheumllatisml, miner's con sumption and stomach troubles. ment. The reason for cancelling the orig inal order is not known. Port of Spain, Trinidad, Dec. 17,. Senor Rojas, agent in this island of the Venezuelan revolutionists denies the re port that they have joined common camse with Castro against the allies. On he contrary, reports received are to the effect that troops under General Vulutini have been twice defeated by the revolutionists, first at (;uayria and second at El Chieo. There they were completely routed and fled in disorder. Moreover, it is reported from Ata Gracia that General Rolando at the head of 6,0oo0 revolutionists is marching on Caracas with the object of capturing she city and overthrowing Castro. The rehblI in Trinidad beieve that if Rolandmp' movement proves successful he will el.et a new president, who will treat with Eng land and Germany, and thus quickly end the difficulty. EDWARD AND KAISER HAVE TALKED IT OVER London, Dec. 17.-l.ord I.anadowne's repudiation of any intention on the part of Great Britain to land forces in Venezuela, made, it is thought, for the purpose of reassuring the United States, is commented and his government, feeling that patience had ceased to be a virtue, decided to use coercive means. It was desired, however, he said, that It be explicitly understood that whatever steps might be taken by his country there was no desire to encroach or interfere with the Monroe doctrine. This explanation he thought was due to the United States, as the only purpose of his government was to assist its people in collecting debts due them. Secretary Ilay replied, December 16, Igoo, saying in effect that the Monree doctrine was not intended to shield any American nation front the payment of its honest debts and that its purpose was to prevent the acquisition of territory by old world nations. To further elucidate the position of the United States on the Mon roe doctrine, he quoted front the first an nual message of President Roosevelt, which had been in the hands of congress for only a few years. Senator Bacon of Georgia, leadiog minority member of the committee on for eign affairs, said that on a question of this kind there was no party division; that everybody would stand with the adminls tration in doing what was best for the ONE OF LORENI'S PATIENTS, II FITS DOUBLE OPERATION WAS PERFORM ED ON THIS LITTLE GIRL AND SHE IS IN CONVULSIONS. DY ASSOCIAT.ED PRESS. Philadelphia. Pa., Dec. s7.--Five-year old Marion Green, on whom Professor l.orenz operated last Friday, has had con sulsions and is in a dangerous condition. The Jefferson hospital physicians are not sure the child can survive. The oper ation was performed before a small com pany of invited surgeons. The child was afflicted with congenital dislocation of both hips. Besides sustaining the shook of a double operation she was etherized twice. Her serious condition the paysi cians attribute to ether rather than to the reduction of the dislocations. little Marion was among tne five patients chosen to be operated upon at Thursday's clinic, but after four had been treated Dr. Lorenz was exhausted. Marion was under ether for 35 minutes on that day. The chill's parclts were nearly heartbroken when Dr. I.orenz passed her by, and he was so Jouched that he performed the operation the following day. BY THE SIDE OF VICTIM'S BODY COWLES KNEELS AND BLOWS HIS HEAD OFF-WEALTHY RANCHER AT JEROME, ARIZ., DEAD. IY ASSOCIATrD PRiSS. Jerome, Ariz., Dec. 17.-Al Cowles shot and killed John Kerwagen, at the ranch of " Kerwagen and Haskell, a few miles from Jerome. Cowles then killed himself. Ker wagen and llaskell were wealthy ranchers, the former being a member of the legisla ture. Cowles was employed by them. Cowles and Kerwagen left Jerome late in the afternoon. Arriving at his home, Cowles shot and killed Kerwagen, thei hunted up Hiaskell, at the corral some dis tance away, ,and told him what he had done. Together they viewed the remains, when Cowles said he would saddle up a horse for Haskell to ride to town with the news. Haskell feared him and started on foot. When the posse returned it found not only the murdered man but the body of Cowles, who had blown off the top of his own head. It will be good news to the mothers of small children to learn that croup can be prevented. The first sign of croup is hoarseness. A day or two before the at tack the child becomes hoarse. This is soon followed by a peculiar rough cough. Give Cha,mberlain's Cough Remedy freely as soon as the child becomes hoarse, or even after the rough cough appears, and it will dispel all symptoms of croup. In this way all danger and anxiety may 'be avoided. This remedy is used by many thousands of mothers and has never been known to fail. It is, in fact, the only remedy that can always be depended upon and that is pleasant and safe to take. For sale by Paxson & Rockefeller, Newbro Drug Co., Christie & Lcys, Newton Bros. on here, as likely to embolden President Castro to defy the pawers. It is now said Emperor William's recent visit to King Edward at Sandringham was coincident with and undoubtedly con cerned the final arrangements for the Anglo-German ultimatum. Premier Bal four is seriously reproached with having misled the country when at the Guildhall banquet, on November io, he protested that the assertions of the newspapers that some negotiations were going on in con nection with Emperor William's visit were fantastic inventions. Rumors are current in Brussels and Copenhagen that Holland and Denmark are about to present their claims to Vene zuela for a settlement. CASTRO IS BUSY WITH WILD REVOLUTIONISTS Paris, Dec. t7.-The Matin publishes a dispatch from Caracas saying that the editors of the principal papers in the Venezuelan capital have been arrested on account of their alleged complicity in a revolutionary movement which is now being furthered. Some of the revolution ary leaders refuse to make common cause with President Castro in his preparations to resist possible invasion. general good. There was no desire on the part of anyone to embarrass those who were in control of affairs and upon whom devolved the duty of protecting American interests. The maintenance of the Mon roe doctrine, he added, devolved on the whole people. Senator Hoar said that thus far nothing had been done to cause apprehension, and he expressed the opinion that for the pres .ent the government of the United States do nothing more than keep a watchful eye on the situation. Senator Stewart dwelt somewhat on the bombardment of the Venezuelan forts, and said that that incident should be accepted by our government as a warning as to what this country might expect whenever ex cuse might offer. He gave as his reason for his admoni tion the fact that our recent acquisition of territory had aroused the jealousy of all the European powers and that they might attack us at any time. "Not in two generations," he said, "could we build up a navy equal to that of Great Britain, but we can strengthen our coast fortifications, and, in view of Venezuela's experience, it behooves us to 'do so." PLAGUE GERMS IN IHE 'FRISCO STUFF FOOD INSPECTORS MAKE ASTONISH ING DISCOVERY AT HONOLULU IN SEARCHING FOR BACILLI. BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. San Francisco, Dec. 17.-Advices just received from Honolulu show that investi gation proves that food stuffs shipped to llonolulu from Japan and China, via San Francisco, are responsible for the cases of plague recently appearing there. A number of Japanese on nearby planta tions were taken with the plague and died i a hospital in Honolulu. An examination of their effects was made but no discovery of germs were made until thorough tests had bean made of some of the Japanese groceries found ill the house. These foods under the microscore showed a trace of the plague germs, ,nd further examinations made of Oriental stufTs showed that the diagnosis was co:r rect. It was found also that the food stulTffs had been imported at San Francisco and re-shipped to Honolulu. Pretty books in Ooze calt bindings at Calkins'. FIVE CROWS WAS FROZEN TO DEATH FAMOUS INDIAN CHIEF FOUND BE bIDE HIS PONY NEAR ATHENA, ORE.--HIS WILD EXPLOITS. Sr ASSOCIATED PREss. Pendleton, Ore., Dec. 17.-Five Crows, a noted Umatilla Indian chief, has been found dead near Athena. It is supposed that while intoxicated he fell off his pio')y and froze to death. He was 70 years old and distinguished himself in the Bannaca war of 1878 by killing the famous Inlian chief Eagen of the Snake Indians. lie betrayed Eagen into the hands of the Umatillas, who were frie.dly to the whites, and they cut off his heal1, carr: ing it in triumph to the United States troops. The Snakes were so enraged that they gave battle to the troops on a plain and were so badly ,'efeated that the inva. sion ended. Five Crows' father was one of the lead ers in the Whitman massacre, and made Miss Bewley, one of the white captives, his wife until rescued by the Hudson bay people. Meet me at the Phster. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the First National Bank of Butte will be neld at the office of said bank in Butte, Montana, on Tuesday, January 13, 19o3, between the hours of ,o a. m. and 4 p. m. 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