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THE BUTTE INTER MOUNTAIN
VOL XXII NO. 235 BUTTE, MONTANA, THURSDAY EVENING, DECEMBER i8, 1902. PRICE FIVE CENTS BOWER HAS POWERS TO ACT FOR THE VENEZUELANS Castro Asks United States Minister to Effect a Settle ment With Powers. BUT DEWEY WILL TAKE.A HOLIDAY TRIP DOWN THERE Itinerary of the Fleet During the Xmras. Vacation Is of Significance-Arbitra tion Is by No Means Assured-But It is Thought in Official Circles in Washington That the Critical Phase of the Situation Has Been Passed. BY ASSOCIATED PRISS. Washington, Dec. i8.-President Castro has clothed Minister Bowen with full pow ers to effect a settlement with Great Brit ain, Grmany, and Italy. Mr. Bowen simply awaits the consent of the state department to assume this task, assuming that ihe na tions named are willing that he shall un dertake this work. It is believed that the critical phase of the Venezuelan situation is passed. The navy department contributed the most important developments in the Vene zuelan situation over night in the form of a cablegram from Admiral Dewey an nouncing the proposed itinerary of the ves sels of his fleet during the Christmas holi days. It is clearly seen that the plan pre pares for no undue concentration of ships along the Venezuelan coast, and so pru dently and advisedly have its details been drawn up that Secretary Moody today cabled the admiral the department's ap proval of his orders. This will set at rest the rumors that the United States con templates complicating the situation by dispatching the large force to La Guayra as an offset to the allied fleet. WHERE DEWEY MEANS TO SPEND HO'LIDAYS Admiral Dewey's cablegram, dated San Juan, Dec. 14, is to this effect: "Proposed itinerary of vessels for Christmas holidays: Kearsarge, Alabama, Massachusetts, Iowa, Scorpion, to Trindad; Illinois, Indiana, to St. Thomas; Texas, to Point-a-Pietre; Chicago, Newark, Eagle, to Curacao; San Francisco, Albany, Wasp, to Mayaguez; Cincinnati, Atlanta, Prairie, tugs and tor pedo boats, to San Juan; Culgoa to Mayaguez and San Juan: Olympia, Nash ville and Machias, to St. Kitts; Detroit, to Antigua; Mayflower and Vixen, to Porto Rican water and vicinity, and Dolphin, to Antigua and vicinity." Secretary Moody sent the following: 'Carry out proposed itinerary. Merry Cnristmas." ARBITRATION 'IS BY NO MEANS ASSrURED V'Whethcr the consent of the powers to arbitration be obtained, it is said, depends entirely upon the sulfficiency of any guaran tee that can be given for the faithful dis charge by President Castro of any obliga tions he may assume as the result of Mr. Bowen's efforts. The allies feel that they must be assured against the consequences of another revolution and the repudiation by the president who may follow Castro. The efforts to induce the United States government to act as guarantee, it is safe to say, will not succeed, and it is begin ning to appear that there is likely to be a mixed commission appointed to receive all Venezuelan customs and setting apart a certain portion for the maintenance of the Venezuelan government, disburse the re mainder among the powers uitil their ob ligations shall be met. The government of "rance has not en tered the field as an active party in the trouble. The French government has served notice upon the governmlents ot Great Britain, Germany and Italy, and by way of information, has also told Secretary Hay that any provision made for the set tlement of the claims against Venezuela must recognize the pre-eminence of the French claims. France has received assurances fronl tile other governments namled that any ar rangements made would provide for the security of the French interests in the Venezuelan customts. For Horse Stealing. SPECIAL TO TiIe INTER MOUNTAIN. Helena, Dec. m8.-Antoine F:inlcy, a half-breed from the Flathead reservation, is on trial in the federal court today charged with stealing a horse from the reservation. HOUSE WANTIS TO KNOW FACTS Diplomatic Conditions With Relation to the Venezuelan Matter and the Monroe Doctrine Would Be Acceptable- -Philippine Tariff and Other Important Measures Up for Discussion. nY ASSOCIATED PIR.SS. Washington, Dec. s8.-In the absence of Speaker Henderson, who attended the wedding of Representative Blackburn of North Carolina, Mr. Dalzell of Pennsyl vania today presided over the deliberations of the house. Immediately after the reading of the journal Mr. Hitt of Illinois, from the comn nmittee on foreign affairs, reported back the Dearmond and McCall resolutions call ing upon the secretary of state for the facts with relation to the claims of Great Britain and Germany against Venezuela and generally for a statement of the diplo. niatic situation with reference to the Mon. roe doctrine. The report recommended that the Dear. mond resolution lie on the table and that the McCall resolution, which called for all the correspondence in the case, be adopted. Mr. Richardson of Tennessee asked why Italy and other European countries, which were figuring in the controversy, were not named in the resolution. Mr. Hitt replied that he was advised that the correspondence was sivmilar in each case. The recommendations of the EDWARD APPEARS IN THE HOUSE TO SPEAK BY ASSOCIATED PRESS. London, Dec. t8.-Parliament was pro rogued this afternoon by the royal com mission. Only a score of members of the house of commons were present to hear the king's speech, which was an unusually lengthy recapitulation of public events since January, including the action taken in connection wita Venezuela regarding which the king said: "I regret that the constant complaints which my government found it necessary EDWAR'.THE SEVENTH. to address to the government of Venezuela in regard to unjustifiable and arbitrary acts against British subjects and property during the last two years have been disre garded and that it has become necessary for my government, acting in concert with that of his imperial majesty, the German emperor, which has also serious causes for complaint against the republic, to insist upon measures of redress." The speech refers to the conclusion of the South African war and adds: "There seems to be every reason to hope that ma terial prosperity greater than any the Transvaal and Orange River colonies have yet experienced may visit this region, and all sections of the population may live to gether in friendship for each other and loyalty to the crown." SHE ASKS DAMAGES FOR HUSBAND'S END HE WAS KILLED BY AN ELECTRIC SHOCK AND NOW MRS. NELSON SUES LIGHT COMPANY. SPI'('IAL TO TIIl INTER MOUNTAIN. Missoula, Dec. i8.--It is expected that the Nelson damage case, which has been attracting a great deal of attention in the district court, will go to the jury this after noon. The suit is one instituted by Mrs. Louise E, Nelson against the Missoula L.ight & Power company for $zo,ooo dam ages for the death of her husband. lie was killed a year ago by an electric shock from a lighting wire in his house. It is the contention of the plaintiff that the wire was improperly charged. A number of experts have been examined during the progress of the case, among them P. M. Kerr of Butte and 11. B. Williams and R. A. Wilson of Helena, all witnesses for the defense. committee were agreed to and the McCall resolution was adopted. The house then went into cdmmittee of the whole and took up consideration of the bill reported by the ways and means com mittee yesterday to reduce the duties on articles the growth and product of the Philippine archipelago from 75 per cent of the Dingley rates, the present tariff, to 25 per cent. Mr. Payne explained the bill. The 'hil ippine government, he said, needed rev enue and for that reason it was impracti cable to totally abolish the duties. Mr. Richardson said he believed any duty was unjust, unconstitutional and un American, but he favored any reduction. He gave notice he would vote to re-com mit the bill, with instructions to report it back amended so as to pr&vide for free trade with tae islands. Mr. McClellan of New York recalled the fact that General Wright, vice-governor of the Philippines, in a hearing before the ways and means committee, expressed the opinion that the free importation of Phil ippine products would best subserve the interests of the Islands, Paragraphs deal with the proposed coro nation, the colonial conferences and Sec retary Chamberlain's tour, which together are expected to be of the "utmost value in respect to their immediate effect and as precedents in the future." The Anglo Chinese treaty is referred to as prom ising to "secure, not only for this eotiut4, but also of the commerce of the world, valuable facilities and advantages." The speech closes with a reference to India, where the anxiety regardie an. other famine has been averted by a splen did rainfall, and where the coronation durbar will be associated with a period of unusual commercial financial prosper ity. The speech omits the usual reference to foreign relations. Other topics touched upon were the expedition against the Mad Mullah and the co-operation of Italy therein, the ac ceptance by Chile and Argentine of the boundary awards, the Brussels sugar con vention and the alliance between Great Britain and Japan, which the king be lieves will be of advantage to both coun tries and contribute to the maintenance of general peace in the extreme East. Parliament was prorogued until. Febru ary 17. JUIETLY WED AT DEAD OF NIGHT Roderick Morgan of Anaconda and Miss Annie Lindsay of Minneapolis Go Over on the Midnight Train From Butte and Are Married While the World Sleeps. SPECIAL. TO TUIE INTER MOUNTAIN. Anaconda, Dec. 18.-Upon the arrival of the late train from Butte last night. Rod erick Morgan of Apaconda and Miss Annie Lindsay were united in marriage by the Rev. Alfred Brown, rector of the Episcoplal church. The marriage is the result of a courtship started at the meeting of the Elks'at Salt Lake City last summeier. Mr. Morgan was one of the delegates to the Grand Lodge and Miss Lindsay was also present with some Minneapolis friends and relatives. The result of the arquaintance ' there formed was a correspondence and finally marriage. Mr. Morgan is foreman of the blaok-, BIIGGAR1TRIAL IS FORMALLY OPENED 0Y ASSOCIATED PRESS. Freehold, N. J., Dec. I8.-Mrs. Maiy Roche was the first witness today in .the trial of Laura Biggar, Dr. Hendricks and Samuel Stanton for an alleged conspiracy to get the estate of Henry M. Bennett. Mrs. Roche formerly kept house for Mr.. Bennett in New York and said that in 19oo he told her he would occupy one of the flats in his apartment house ip Seventy-second street with his wife. The witness said that later in the same year Miss Biggar showed her a certificate of marriage with Mr. Bennett. An unsuccessful effort was made to shake Dr. Conley's testimony that he was present when a male child was born to Miss Biggar at Dr. Hendricks' sanitarium. Joseph Rickert testified that Mr. Bennett and Miss Biggar stopped at his hotel in Mt. Pleasant in December, 19oo, and that Mr. Bennett had registered as "Henry M. Bennett and wife." The register was pro duced and the state acknowledged the sig-. nature. C. E. Kecter of New York said that Mr. Cennett at his farm in Farmingdale, N. J,, June 17, 19or, introduced Miss Biggar to him as Mrs. Bennett. Samuel Stanton, former justice of the peace and one of the defendants, testified that he married Mr. Bennett and Misa Biggar at his home in Hoboken, Janu* , 2, 1898, and that he gave Miss Biggasr. marriage certificate, which later she sai4 she had lost. The witness said she askedt him for another and then gave his story of the effort to record the certificate. HE WROTE VERSES TO ACTRESS And the Chances Are the Crown Prince of Slam Will Be Roundly Spanked by His Papa When He Gets Back to Bangkok--Fell in Love and Grew Silly Over Her. AY ASSOCIATED PRESS, New York, Dec. t8.-What is claimed to be the life romance of the young crown prince of Siam has just been brought to tight. It appears that while in Elngland he became infatuated with a woman of comic-opera fame, Maybrelle Gilna, lIe CROWN PRINCE OF SIAM. ..... -,4 ý 4 .. .. . . . ..ý r Wnnted to marry her, but was forced to go to Russia. lie ran away from the Siameise legation there, it is said, and returned to neet her in l.ondon. After imprisonment und other exertion of royal authority over , hins he finally abandoned the idea, but sthe pi said to have been partly the (atice of iis recent visit to America. (On his delpartlure from New York, hle assured Miss Uilnuil that he would come back to see her again some day. ()On the opening night of "I le Mocking hlird," he sent a beautiful basket of flowers with a live mockiiig bird hidden in it. In proof of the story which Miss (til man tells, she has a small trunkful of let ters from. the prince, numelllrous aultogr/iaphI pic'tures, presents, and eveni the mii:niiu smith shop at the foundry antd has many riends in the city and has lived here for more than to years. Mrs. Morgan comes from one of the bc:,t :amilics in Minneapolis and will be wel omed to Anaconda society. The couple came from Butte on the late rain, which rmached here about I o'clock, '"md were met at the depot by Will Thomas, cerk of the court, and in a carriage they proceeded to the courthouse where a mar -iage license was issued and thence to the Ep.piscopal rectory and the marriage cere mllony was performed. Mr. and Mrs. Morgan left on the train this morning for -Boulder, where they will spend a short honleymollon. INGERSOLL CASE IN HELENA COURT SPIECIAL TO TtllE IN'SII MOI' 'IAtI . Helena, Dec. 8. -Judge E. I1. Morrow of lButte applied in the supreme court to day for a writ of supervisory control in the case of John F. Harris, as administrator of the estate of the late Robert G. Inger soll against Ilenry Root and others. This is the case ' herein Mr. Harris is sucing to recover 1,5,0oo alleged to be due as attorney's fees earned by the late Colotnl Ingersoll in the Davis will case. It will be remembered that in the trtial of the Ilarris-Root case before Judge lHarney in the district court at Blutte, the court ,,topped the case before it was completed and ordered a dismissal. The application today was to compel Judge Hlarney to try tie cause. Judge lHarwood also applied to the su preme court for a writ of review requiring judge Harney to certify up all tile record in the case. Both matters are being sub mtitted to the court late this afternoon. MANIA FOR JAPANESE SILKS Ogdensburg, N. Y., Dec. 8.--Japanese raw silk, valued at $2,000,000, was trans ferred to thle New York Central railroad yesterday from Canada, and sent by spe cial train to New York. The silk was shipped from Japan by the Canadian Pa cific stermship to Vancouver and by rail to Prescott. In six weeks 38 cars of Japanese silk, valued at over $5,ooo,ooo, have passed through here for New York over the same route, scripts of threer plays which he wrote for her use on the stage. She Met His Highness. reccording to ]Miss (;ihlman, who was SII at the Bijou theater last Iight, she 't California to µo on the stage in New York, and albout three years ago beg. n playing in Loundoti inll "The Geisha Girl." There she net the crown pritwce, Maih Vejivavudh, who had corin p frt:, O)x ford, where h.e was a htilellt, to .5os a part of the long v(acation. It seemiIld toI lbe a case of love almest ol sight Kith him, anI a close frienidship splang up Ietween the two. lie visited her and her Inither, atid fin lly, upol his return to ()xfod, Iie ga:n a long correspoende ce with Iher, which has inot yet terminatedi.. Sh hopeI.s to eventually pronllile the plays ,f his hritl ing. One of then treats of Ithe love of a prince for a womanlI, but for whoml for tune has other things in stll e. Aneit ir ((,'itiinied on PIage Five.) W. A. CHRISTIAN'S SVERY CLOSE CALL TEAM RUNS AWAY WITH WLLI - KNOWN MINING MAN IN HELLNA -ALIGHTS ON HIS HEAD. hll.i IAI. "li t III INI I,1tle S a,IlI lAIs. lhelena, DlIc. iS. W. A. I hristian, a well known l ining man, InIrowly escaped deatl ill a rlcInaway ;leeide( at lioiIn to day. lie was driving a ita'liC f spirited horses aiilached to his huggy wheni the animals took fright and dlashed down Sixth avenue froin Ewing street. It wa.s imp', siblc for Mr. ( hristian to control theta on the very steep gradel. At the biottom of the hill at the Maio street crossing the wheels of the huggy caught in the car track, overturning the vehicle andl throw ing Mr. ('hristian oi t on his heal, lie re ceive.d a severe scalpt weoeindt, several brutises, ti1d was 1lncensci1ees for nearly half ant 1outr. No ,1ne, were brokl I. IMORLEY IS .NOTU YEI CONVERTIED Report That Noted Political Leader Was About to Embrace the Catholic Religion Is Groundless..Always Remain an Agnostic, Although He Occasionally Attends Church Services. ISY AYhi( IAI IE) IRIIES . iondon, Dec. 18. - The report that John Morley is about to embrace the ,Romanl Catholic religion, is the revival of an old and groundless story. Mr. Morley lives near ltroltpton Oratory, andl it has been his occasional custtom to attend high mtiass there and Saolllctimltes vespers ont Sunldays. IlIs is often questioned about his supposed leanings toward Hlomanism, and has ad Initted that its creed attracts himt the most of any, but he is and will remain an agnostic. lhis wife, the widow of a Scottish lawyer named Aylings, a convert to Romanism, and her daughter by a former husband, were received into the Sisters of Mercy sotme years ago. It was during their residence in Dublin, when Mr. Morley was chief secretary of Ireland, that his wife and stepdaughter became Catholics. The London Spectator, commtienting some time ago on Andrew Carnegie's gift to Mr. Morley, said: "Mr. Carnegie has given the library of NO DECISION ON IHE ARBITRATION IS REACHED YET British Cabinet Meets, But Can Not Make Up Its Mind as to What to Do. GERMANY WILL 'EXPECT CASTRO TO APOLOGIZE Meanwhile, the President Is Furious at the Statement That He Has Accepted the Ultimatum of the Powers-Italian Minister Receives Instructions to Go Slow--And the President of Ecuador Sends His Condolence to Castro. liv ASIltl AI I'llI I'I S., L.ondon, )De'c. I .--No tnswe'r has yet been bent or dectidId uponii regarKding 'inc ztl|'s attritration proposition. The- cabi let inet this firi noini to discuss thlt" miat ter, but possibly nothing fitnal will I.' ;Ir rived it today. 'lTfie ¢lqst intt of ;a gunir antre for the fIllillll'nl tof the deItc i.litl nrrivred at remains tihe givat dillicuillty in the govCrnment'si view iii lihe wiy f ac ceptancell of arbilt;rtin. GERMANY EXPECTS AN APOLOGY FROM CASTRO Merlin, 1),-, S~. Aside from thl.i ft- iu - cial lilllms Ill'ltiunltl ill the tlltllil tu ll , (¢lrnlia y expects snut: fintn of apoligy from Venetzula fur the diplomatic fit sults which (hl' fortitln ohff ,e says are moIllTre serillous and I lirle .oss Irh.l: I hoi of which Grleatl Ilillill llc mpltlit. Ih Il foreign oilic officials point . ut 1 11 I h l I' mier lialflonu ' rt'lark y,,sthllay .,%( Ilk the ililitilsh hIll.. of coi m ons ll it l I il.t li maii;ny illK i llther th;. lillnn i.ll I.Ihs. i uIlst Ihe und'll stl od as appll ying tIo I111,1). Ito i t' Iiial idmic l' Ii slt, ti' 1 rIllto It i rt111 itll; llI t. ' Ilhllth r .l1.l lmtil .a tion of thi I.n' nn. ( cmnlt of l Ih. b!.,, k :l'( w ill 1,t II.11l. pf I, lic , 11 1'. 11111 .lt' , I.oudon s ulilll t.llli ulloly lor ta;lke 111. ,Ill (If i tllllllllll1iit16 1 11. 1111 I l I .I l t nlll II;m lellr s of the s 1,hll;lIllr"::e t, 1111, \t11 it ittlan aut'll h iti ',. ''h" puit h at, i, h\ll apparrntly Il d'lay l a day r i" it NO REPLY HAS BEEN SENT TO VENFZUELA that 1h1. t-lly to VellZl.i l , arbltruatiin |proposalhl) ' 1t b I h, 1 (1 hi.'l| ll. 'h1e" lhlsi'll oil,. e til ill i l 'xlressitl vitwr , t1 1 111 it,. lh - jc tl w tlh tointli. Atioll .gh the Jl' . i;n off.r (Ic e t's IIIot give the least Jlilnl €1 Ihe chall;r;lc.er of (;i.rln;llly . n reply, it 5c1n 1.5s Iri r-,in Ihit .slhilr;rlion , will nut I,( ac 4'r ph1ted, :all1on. ,h tile r(ftl,;lal nl;ly hIle ac 11 ip; ,nie . ,ly Itc ,h s Igglsti1ns. I, ill , I h. n )i ) I1(,r;a1 t1 in ;n evi', l ll il all;ly'. a (l ti l in V e'nI zu la ;, whi(ch, ; t-trd in i.; ll o pa t ilally a ll lithi' s..iii i llispat, he. (molinig f loll Anm rica, pln.,.ils it the I' itied Status. '"1hll1. :t1t- no fait's" says fill, .Id( li1ll.1 "l 1.11,.l lo ilth disltlst 111 I;t lil ly xprls.,, it Illmany artll; h rs. 'I h( I'llleI Stlhcts knows well Thal (,i all ny ,as httluc thinks of st'izing Vcnci' clan l errilany" as |Ill a nl t nII g h11. " t (i l til l, IIh llo lll illins of lle.Ia without :I prol .st Ii'ln lhit I'nitel. ;ta;lt.s we, w, ld f r g so dIl lilgl , ;as i'111 plicaliolh s wit h thel I'itl,;1 SI11ates w ,uhtl l he I.,1umd to follow. ";(,rlllnnly dot's 11111 illihk o f w;u;in l; a ]mln war. She bcli vs sht can fell-((, her just dlctmanlds by lot-iwns of a blohLade. 'l he real t;iii t of her alt'ion was 1h1- 'h" I.'ry lld pIluhnder Ili the (,uisc of w;ar con tributlions to whlich our culttllrynllln wef expuse'd. I ;aymeni l of our claims :i i ,inng Iherr .from is our first detnainu. 'th ,.n we insist oill 11 1 41h 1 ulit of thi' ql(uetiul of Venezuelll a's reil tions with fhie great \.,. ie zelatici railroad, and ask Ihiat the ba k.utr' claim, hr su. n hilt(d to the ilo siderlatiol of a mix1.d m'lnl n is itn. In tilhe ulialna tu only IJh itn ntlediate payolhl-ll of pro-'en cl;in.s was wylhnested. In fact thie (ferlan the late Lord Acton to John Morley in ab solute property to dispose of in the way he thinks most advantageous to literature or learning. It appears that the philan thropist millionaire, linding Ilord Acton oppressed by the magnitude of his col lection, which exceeded too,ooo volumes, purchased it some years ago, but left it with him for life-a courtesy very rare, though not quite unprecedented, in the history of literature. "We hope Mr. Morley may see his way to retain the library for his life, for he is probably the only Englishman living who can use it as well as Lord Acton, and that it may find its place of final rest in Cambridge or Oxford, preferably the former, since the collection was formed by a Cambridge professor. "It is by a singular irony that a li brary collected by one of the first of liberal Roman Catholics falls to a writer of Mr. Morley's opinions, but he may readily reply that learning and literature are always Catholic."