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THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC.
in St. I.ollls. One Cent.
ST. LOUIS. MO.. MONDAY. DECEMBER l."i, 1 ():!.
P "R T H V 'n Trains. Thrcr CrnK.
1 lll-LI Outside M. LouIm. To Cents.
MRS. U. S. GRANT
DIES AT WASHINGTON
ALLIED CRUISERS DESTROY VENEZUELAN FORTRESS DESPITE AMERICAN CONSUL'S PLEA.
SEE WEDNESDAY'S REPUBLIC FOR LEADING MERCHANTS' MIDWEEK BARGAINS
"Widow of the Late President Sue
nunlis to Heart Disease Willi
DAUGHTER AT THE BEDSIDE.
Throe Son Wlio Had Heeii Sum
nioned Kid Not Arrive
in Time for the
Wishington. D-o. 14 -JIr. U. S Grant,
wire of President Grant. dl-d at !ier resi
dence n this city at 11 IT o'clock to-night.
I loath mas due to heart disease. Mr".
Grant having suffered for sum" years fr m
valvular diswase of the heart, which was
iMRravi". 1 bv a suvh- attack of bi.n. h.tis.
II-r .lite prevented her rallying from the
H-r .ln-'ghter. N-ni- Grant Sartoris. was
t'.e 'in " one f her ,hftlren v.lth her at the
time .,f h-r oeath Her thr-e ;m, who
had J en fe'immr.ned heie. ar- all oil of
tl - li-
Mr- IinU IMii Grant w.as horn In White
Ha- Mu . In 1V.K Her father was Fied-
r.t'K li-nt. a JudKe. vi ho. when court was
not Jr. s, s-...n. .onducted his hi; farm Just
m! -.f St Loul-. H-r eldest brother vua
a las-miite of General Grunt ut lVnt
, Point, .md It was through him "he first met
tin xnan she afterward married
STOltY Or" COURTSHIP.
Romant!,- aid charming stories are told
of 'he lourting of these two oung persons,
one of the most admired young women of
her count, the other milltai slU'ient of
hillllant attainments. Judge Dent opposed
the much :..! a long time, liut hi- diseour-in.-Tnnts
did nut isse:i the pei-.Itence of
t'ad-t Gtant. no: diminish '.lie ordor of his
Th- two j.un pet sons carried on their
(.ourting .1 ij.il.- the -ffuru of Judne Dent
to stop ii. and at length lie consented, on-
.' the most earning incidents of the eouit-
sii p oci-ut-ed during the sumui-r piecediug
trie mariiHge. ai.d piovi to Juil- I lent
ti.ll Hi.- voting man who sought tli- lialld
f j.n I.ugtu-r Bus ma.le .if the proper
' - i.rf '
I he tK.i join... .eojile were, horseback
rid-w, at. ul the Dent farm. The wat-r
was high in the rier. and the .'.annua of
ii'iing lose l the biuks w-ie uMiiy. While S
ii.lii.it .i It h ide -los.e to Hie liver hank
the nr-h which bote the hors-s liegan to J
id-, diid ilis Dent. -.lippinK from li-r
hoi f-ll daiit;-r.)ii--l near to the edse of
it-i .- :t, v.iih i-t pAril to himilf.
iz..l h. i. dri her I., a place of safety
n'j-i l t lhe hoi take -aie of th-nieHe.
uiikIi tin) did erj p.iorl.
Man other incident-, ie-s exciting, but
lutieMliiz hae been told of the exploia-
Ij.jn-, of thp; two younjj loi-r-. Tlilr
inarri mt njs a Padliv -ent in the reiun
wli-ie t.h He:it lived
H'liina (lie ail imrt of the Civil War.
Mi. Gram and lie: tliiliiien oa ted th-
time .it tli- home .f Jmli;e Hem. n.ar St.
iyim. and th- hom- of G-neml G:jnt's
lather at I'vltiKtoii. Kv
Hi'siuM) uucu.MKs m-:i:u
ii-n the fall of Vi-k-bmu as pro-
l.ume.i ihiouKlioiii the i-ountrv -die was in
' l.i.il- Her hubami , the i-t.uhli -iito.
lil- name m on the lip-, of eier
one. In in- Huuth a well at In th- Xoitli."
And the Klorj wlilc-h h- earned for hlm-S'-lt
Wat hated bv h-r Sll a niade lhe
M.lij-ii of an .nation quite ji enthu-tidsiic
a-, imj thai was -er tendered a woman.
. iniiltitude .if .-ittzeiis of Hi- m-lr.ipolls
of ih- Southwest iiath-red about the hotei
win-re siie was living 1 he . l-ered her
ii i-ljand till hl name was e. hulng tlitoiigh
all the .itv's ptretty.
TUK SI X IMSliS THIS .MOHNIXtJ AT
T.12 AX1) SKTS THIS KVEXIXG AT 4 1i
THK MMiiN I'.ISBS THIS KVKX1NG AT
i: riii:it imihitio'v.
I'.ir vli-.-oi.rl snon In norlbvveal;
riiin in Moiillivvest liiiiln ; Tiie.lHr
1'iir HlintilM Hi.nvr Moiiiluy; 'l'ut-niln
For VrUnnsaii Knlii llollilnyt Tui-m-cln
K.ir Ktinlorn Ti-xns Hafn nutl fnlder
3liimln i Thi-siIr fnlr.
For Western Tn- Kiiir Mnnilay;
I'ncillt. I'aiilc Um.h-d al lft.
I'ranci" Itoplies to Newspaper Charges.
iii ;ant Hie ut Washington.
, l.'onipares ltt-l.loiil to rontlus l'llate.
I.orinier Now After Senate Organiza
tion Senator GallliiKi-r Scores Doctor Keen.
Taiiff L'lU Aimed at irnlted Sta.lea
St. l-otiN litickniakers at Crescent City.
l.ittle Folk" Wiite to Santa Clans.
Father Kedsted Kfforls to Kemove De
Stat;e News and Notes.
i tn-le Sam I'las Santa Clans for Old
Eisht Hoodie Defendants Will Be Called
Trying to Procure Repeal of Convict.
Kepuh'ic "'Want" Advertisements.
Kist S'tle News
Sermons and Services at the Chorchea.
Chris-Han Churches Will Consolidate.
Early Gains Are Iost on Ixical Ex
changes. I rovislon.
Markets by Telegraph.
Fought Duel in the Road
Exchanged Shoes for Votes.
Oglesby's Caustic Remarks.
wC7 Decide on Permanent Buildin.
sHfciiTS-arso. " "fcdL.1- "'"yrV--" " ,s "-".- -
AND 0ZSTOYX ftOCXZr"
rOOAY FKOM SNOiAND
-mfrz'j' iffWPTiriinTi tfiti r n amwrnn ir iti i-ttw-h
jBSESf&Syjov: tfexra?- th? jmmioirm Venezuela wis j&bws?-
LANDED AT LAST
Christened bv (invernoi-V I Mushier
in .Memory of -I. V. M.irksiy,
GREAT CROWD WAS PRESENT.
ln;ini:iinition of a New Era in the
Development if tile Coast
Clarence H. M:iel,.M
San rrancis.M. t'al.. D-e 14 "In meuiorv
of Johii W. Maikav. 1 elirl-t-n lh- Pacific
.-able. Ma it alwav- carrv lnest ij;, ef
Willi I'le wold- I.u. ill- Gai;-. til- 11-jear-old
dausht-r of II. T il.nr. ;.v-iiior
of California, to-daj, . hi1?te:n-.! th- truns-
pa. I tie .able bv bi-akintr a !ottl- .t eiiam
pei;ne ov-r the tfcor- end and inauKUrate-l
a n-w eia In the conim-r.-lul il-.-luinnetil of
th- Pat l tic Coast The landlnir ami Iln Ini;
of the slior- ei,.l whi--h is to comi-.-t the
tnaiuliiiil vvitii Honolulu. ua aci-ompli-b.-.l
without liit'-h of any kind and was wil-
nrr-r,l bv 3"..l .11 4uCl pe:son-. Ideal
watli-i lu-vall-d. tli-ie b-liig scat'-ely any
Earlv- this niomltiK the steamer Newsbov.
earrvlng six mil- -f abl- st-an.e.I Ho- "'t I-erhap- would slnipll.'v matters If the
,HrrJ,"B , ne-.v-paii-r Would -ud a i-pr.-se!ilauv- to
In shore and. thiouK'n a llf -ivliiK '"l " imrvifvi the Iiupnlal Geiinaii Commis
crevv sent a rolr to whhh the cabl- vvs -luiit-r. Im tot Tl.-odur l.ewald. now at
word was in m rrraiu-... . ..- "
Mdckav ami the Cable ami
Staph officials mat all wa 1
The work of hauling In the cable was done
so expeditiously that they arrived on the I
beacil onlv two minutes beior- tne caoi-
touched tlie l-ach. and it chtis'-en-d at
9:Hj a m.
While th- cible w.i" b-lna splr-d to the
land end Mavor V-hinltz del veie.1 a short
. , ' Lti.iim. i t-i.-l-av nil th -
-peech cougra ulatlng Mr. Ma. ka on ,h
successful beginning of the work He also
-poke of the Importance or the undertaking
and the h-nerits to the vvorlr at large that
would r-sult from its complttiou
Clarence H. Mackay. pre-iilent of the rji-
cillc Commercial Cable Cornpanj . with a
voice full of emotion, thanked th- Mayor
, , .
Governor II. T Gage, on behalf of th -
State of California, paid a fervent tribute
to the lite John W. .Ma.kay The formal
exercl-es c!cs-d with thiee .heel" for the
cable and all those taklnfr part in its land
ing. Kefreshment tents vv-re erected on the
beach, and while the cable, was being spliced
Mr. Mackay -rved champagne nml other
refreshments to a large number of specially
invited suests. Air. Mackay also sent the
following telegram to Piesldent Hoosevtl-:
"San FrancNco. Uec. 14 To the Honor
able Theodore Hooseveit. Piesident of the
Cnited States. Washington.
"I have the honor to infoim ou ihat
the end of the Honolulu cable was suc
cessfully brought to shore this morning.
"President. Pacific Commercial Cable
When the splicing was complete late in
the afternoon horses were hitched to tlie
end. and the cable was drawn through the
conduit to the cable station. At the same
time the steamer Newsboy steamed out to
ea five miles and anchored the cable with
balloon buoys. It was picked up by the
cable steamer Silvf-rtown and taken aboard.
The splicing to the main body was com
pleted to-night and the Silvertown headed
for Honolulu at a seven-knot speed.
The first message over the cable w-.is sent
from shore to Chief Engineer Henes-t.
the Silvertown. 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 he in perfect
A portion of the cable was cut up into
small bits ftr souvenirs and distributed bv
President Mackay among his special guests,
estimated at about 3.(0. During the cere-
monies an artillery' band from the Presidio
Fifty policemen were kept busy keeping
the crowd out nf the inclnsure where the
splicing was going on. Mr Mackay com
pleted his lavish hospitality of the day
wlth a banquet to-night to the officials of
the Cable and Postal Telegraph companies.
mm m ' .E.rem' zru.
ACmT PltOHKATIOHS rax DCKNSC
HOWVTAJtS OCCUPIED by veivrzuriAK focn
ronoritcrfOYCP mon'OfTs ij ncie -nc
SAN CARLOS ro Tur MOUNTAINS INWCATH
NrrNT70H7VflS3r USCMBAAKttCNT or
ail VMauuri AAt rxesiMrNG rnMsayrs
I YIH& Off ifOtt
OF Til K COAST OF VEXEZl'KLA.
FRANCIS REPLIES TO
Declares Attack on Iho World"'-
Fiiir Does Not Even De-
Siiyije-ts That New York Taper
Send Kejirientatie to St. Louis
lletore rroceedino; With
lis IJHnd Attack.
l:fl-l i:I.l" .-PKClAl
N-w Yoik. I'.i-. It. Pte-Ideiit David P.
lr.ui-l- r-turned from Va--hliiKton tj-nishl
, The aitlele hi the Mall and F.pr-s-. mak
lnif i-hari;e again-t the World's Fair niaii
UKemeut. v.a- siiown to hlai.
lf;-r i-adum u. President Francis said.
' "That stat-nietit I.- mi full of misiepresenta
; tlolls' tl at it !ii- HOI d-S-ne a replj.
I II the .Mail a.id Kxpre! is so d-epl
' i:iter.-te.l in the World's Fair it should
j send a lepr. entativ- to St. l.oula to ti
ver th- L,i-i.inds. i.ii'I it lie i fair in any
il-ipe.- in- will oil his rea dels that th-r-'
-.t iiltle. if any. mull whatever in the ailicle
i " - at- uiaklui; e.--llellt I.r.Kle-s tow
' Hid til- tompirIn.il of the IlliM tllarillitlt.nit
: pi.ture in dtt-hitevtiile -Ver plet-Hlte.J bv all
1 expos-ititiii or mherwiMr. Mini tl 1 he woii'd
i, :,,i to -e- for hlm-elf.
! the Camhii.Ke Hut-i iu Ill's fit v. who ha-
I J" I lrlU'll-U .(.,, Ul. .,'l.-1 IIU11UI .
WJ,j , u!u- tr!l a t!llll(. or ,Wl , thelr
vva'd ...u!d tell a thliit; or two to their
i r-pres-iitative whi.li would er.!iBhteu the
j readcia of the Mail tuitl Kxpj s and give
them a f,
la.-ts well uoitli knowins.'
charge that tin- Woild's Fair had
, drfiu!, ln lhr ., : j;,.-llv.v, appealed
i 1o n,,i iTe-ideiit Francis somewhat
! "There i- a glariii lnaecuraev." Ii- -aid
' "Fiid-r the t-rins of subscription not tnui-
', Ih-iti 1-J per c-ni of th- ainoiint .subscrib-d
I f,,r can b- ahed in any six months, and
, K a,w 0lr ,ast cu,, nQ j,J.
j t, jj,.ptf.niljHI. 13,rI. or nrR,iy sl e.ir
i ,ete. Furtlieimoie. the Government ap-
j piopriation is not avallald- until the local
j KpositlcM Company shall have -iiown t
j the satisfaction of til- S-ereiarv of the
! Treasur tl at Jli.t.ij.io has lie. n e.tp-n.l-d
bY " '",al corporation, -o lh.it th- Gov-
ernmenfs J." imi.ihiO. whlci c nc-rns our
i friends s mti.-li H a- ve: on paper onlv "
. i.rev,i,, Francis and' Hire, tor of Works
Taylor spent yesterday afternoon In ilia
study of new- developments in electric liitht-
hiK. which will b- used in illuminating th
casca.l.s at lhe Fair.
T-morrovv mornini; at 1 o'clock Pie-i.lenl
Francis. Mavor Wells. .Mr. I. I). Dozier and
Mr. Taylor start for St. I.ottis.
WORLD'S FAIR SOUVENIR
COINS ALMOST READY.
Trpcuurj Depart nirul Olll.-lnls -ny
'I'liev Will lie llellvered (o Im
position Ofllelills This Week.
Washington, Dec 11 OAing to the un
precedented demand for coins of small de
nomination for the holiday trade, it is said
by Treasury Department officials that the
Philadelphia mint will lie unable to deliver
the 2VIM0 World's Fair souvenir dollais by
Monday, as was predicted by Director Rob
erts of the mint some time past.
Mr Roberts, however, has assured The
Republic correspondent that the coins, un
less delayed by some unforeseen circum
stance, will Ih turned over to the Kxposi
tlon officials some tlmo during the we?k.
SAC AND FOX INDIANS
ARE BECOMING EXTINCT.
Not Unite Fle Ilnndreil Member r
Once Powerful Tribe Re
Guthrie, Ok.. Dec. 11. Doctor Wyman.
" Government physician at the Sac and Fox
Indian Agency, in Oklahoma, announces
that a large majority of the tribe are af- '
flitted with tuberculosis, scrofula and other
incurable diseases, and adds that the tribe
will be practically annihilated within a few
years. Tlie latest report says there are but
I 473 members of this once powerful tribe left.
yfgl. -y- . "- 'FWMJBwmA
cor?c,vr arrtrv as MiSTfto v. vr.v An 3
ffrLZi ri2TV tcinw vintirrji'
5V1 rui.vura aeKMAHS AKfrsrcorj!DAY HAV
SSCI ALL VCH?ZUi.AN5fR0M IB TOSOYlARb OrACC CAUtoV
-V ro.l MHITAirr DUTY .
HAHBO eOP4Tl'v TtNOfir
"0 Z QeKAM tNJkSH' A"C I
KiADV rott ACTION
OIVIXO A HIKD'S-EYK VIEW
- V. tffjjf
ENGLISH AND GERMAN FORCES SHED BLOOD AT PUERTO CABELLO;
CASTRO'S MESSAGE TO YIELD ARRIVED AFTER BOMBARDMENT
Hriti.-h and Oeriuaii Cruisers Enter Harbor in Search of Venezuelan
War Vessels, but Find None Seizure of HritHi .Merchant
man by Native .Mob Led to Demand for Full Satis
faction in Two Hours Under Penalty of At
tack on Fortiticat ions Castro's
Message of AJoiupliuuce Oul
a Few Minutes Too
SITUATION IN CARIBBEAN IS
SPECIAL, 11Y CvllI.B TO THK NEW YOHIC 1IKRAI.D AND THK ST IvOl'IS REPL'ULIC.
I.:i iJiniviii, eiiiv.iielH, Dec. 14. -vCipyrif:ht. UkC.t-V:ir tins actually lie
smi Iu VetiezueUt and Vvtieziielati lilood lm.s been slu-d by the otitis of the vvar-.-hii
nf iii-riiKiny auil (Jreat Hrilalh.
I'm- tlirt'e-iiunrleis of an hour last evening lhe fJeriinin cniiser Viueta and
tin- liritl-U ciiiNer ciuirvinlis utiloil iu a liitntmrdinent of l'urt Solano aud ilie
Castle I.iliertador, tlm chief harliur defenses of I'lierto (Jabello.
After iidiK-iiiL,- the forts" In ruin-, ill- ma titling the linix- liatterifS. woundiug
two Vetieiii-laii suldieis and niukiiiK u prisoner of their i'iiuiiii:uidiii orticer.
the allies took iiosse-sioti of the uiMle ami then, leaving tin-iliMuantled fortt-tli-atloits.
the warship jnit buck to I.a (Stinvra.
Puerto Cabello. Saturday. l.i 13. The ItiltKh cruiser CharvhilN and the
(.'eniiait cruiser Vmeta 's.mbarded tin fortress here at ." o'clock thi- atier
iioiin and ijtnckly sileuced it.
The lH.inbardiueut lasted for forty-live minim's,.
Tlie foilress ih cotujiosed of Fort Solano and the Castle I.iliertador.
After the firing ceased the Churybdis sent marines to occupy the castle.
The fortre-s was ulinost demolished.
It is probable thai only a few persons were injured by the shelliuir.
The commander of Castle Liberia dur lias been taken prisoner.
The cruisers, are still here.
-"n chick tins iuoruiup me iviiary
, illK fur Venezuelan cimboats-. The two
At 7 o'clock Tills mnruiug the Chary
i port, but llmlinir uo uunboats the boats
Selrure or British Merclmot iiinu Caused llonibiir.liueiit.
Tin- captain of the British merchant Meauier Topaze. which was seized by
the mob here last Wednesday, then visited the British Commodore on boaid
the I'linrybdis and lodged u proti I tiuain-t lhe iolalion of liN ship.
The Biltislt captain leturned an hour later with a deinelimeiit of fifty
marines, who took, charge of the Tnpaze. The populace was, "tvatlv excited
. at tie- incident and raised the cry "To arins"' but there was no disorder.
j The Hriiis.li t'oiiiinoiloie than .sent n message to the authorities at Puerto
i C-ibeUo demanding iminisliate satisfaction for the action of tlie mob in having
hauled down the British lla from the Topuze. savins: that if this satisfaction
was not toithcomiii: iu two hours, at ." o'clock, the fortress and the Custom
house would be bombarded.
till the receipt of tills demand the authorities sent a iih-;i;i. In President j
Casiro askins; for instructions. !
Wiles licnoreil Ilie Pirn uf Ilie Vinerienii Coi-siit. !
A committee of merchants of Puerto Cabello than npproai lied the Aim-ri- j
can Consul here, petitioning him to intervene. Tlie Con-til accepted this mis- ,
sioti and visited the cruisei. but he oil Id obtain uo alteration in the decision
of the allies;.
At a ininrter before 5 a reply was ret e! veil from Piesident Castm. who au
thorized the chief otlicial here to pive the Hiitish Commodore ample satisfac
tion. Before this answer could be coinmuuic.ited lo the American Consul the hour
.stipulated for its receipt had arrived: the i misers immcdialely opened tile mi
the fort t ess.
The lire was icturiicd from Koit Solano and Cti-ile I.iberi.-nloi-. but the
Venezuelan ;iiii were -imiii silenced.
While the lirini: continued there was intense ei-iiemeut iu this port.
Kvery house in town was closed.
The people of Puerto Cabello cannot at count for this precipitate action on
the part of the allies, which they coiisidet to be proof thai Cre.it Britain and
Ccrmany intend forcing war on Venezoelf.
The British marines puti.nse to make use of the i-aunoii in Castle l.iber
tndor. Xo diimaee was done to the town. The excitement id the people is
liiKln-Gertimn Warship s llluel.nl l.n
London. Dec. IS. In lisiatch from Willenistad.
ber 14. the correspondent of the Daily .Mail .says: Th,
are blockading La Guayra.
The steamer Yucatan was warned
to enter La (Juayra and returned to
The Venezuelan Covermneur has
Oernian banker of Caracas, to settle
The entrance to the inside harbor to Puerto Caliello is throush a narrow channel not
more than a few hundred feet wide. To the left of this channel, as one enters the har
bor, situated on a low sand spit, is the fortress, which was bombarded by the Geimau
and British crulstrs.
It Is an old-fashioned structure, which was rebuilt in the Eighteenth Century. Its
sides are comparatively low- and would offer but poor resistance to modern shells. It is
not probable that the Venezuelan Government had any modern cannon there.
The Custom-house at Puerto Cabello Is situated on the right or mainland side of the
channel. It is a long two-story brick building, and contairs. besides executive offices.
lnrire Q!inihniiaiiq stteamers diSCharelnir sat Puerto rnhello tie lln ImmpiHuInk' In r...... .
' tho Custom-house. The town itself is flat
the hase of tlie hills, a distance of two or
The outside harbor to Puerto Cabello is hardly more than a large bay. offering com
paratively little protection to shipping. The inside harbor is very secure and quite commodious.
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Mrtir. j ji i n &r rnmmrn dru&T
DUTCrf 3TCAic LSfrrCH CUKACAQ
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;ia5wrs?r-Jr-f52fe " - -ur?
B.-" arl J & -. -T. I ' 7 43 A M r m I r I r ,-JV
OF THE SITKATIOX AS AFFECTED Y THE I'.KITISH CEU.MAX
GROWING EXTREMELY GRAVE.
lulls and the Viueia arrived bete search-
uuis auu Ilie ineia aiTlVeil here seiirch-
cruisers sent their boms Into the inner
Curacao, dated Uciciii-AuuIo-CeriiKU)
by the British cruis
declined the offer of
the claims against it.
loan, made bv a
and stretches from the water front inland to !
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.- -?"WuP&gc-- ;?sm ???--.
iJ IVMtflli -- jTpfc
. BARqUI5IMSn SgSiWi-, "wtc ,.. 5gS3 ,
V JrflSSP -rTST
ENGLAND AND GERMANY ACT
IN HIGH-HANDED MANNER.
sent to-day to Inited Mates !., !!, at Caracas ar.l forwarded bv him toihl
troper Governm-tr othcial here " lna
The note is the u.i.n- of Great Britain and Germany. Thev r-guest all Venezurtan
ships, after the ,apse of five davs'. to refrain from sailing from ,h- port o ii GuavS
until the present dlrhcultles are over. v-uaj-ra
The question as to what right Great Britain and Gernmnv- have to coerce Venezuela
without deilarlns a blockade la being asked on all -Ides here." enezuel
TWO ITALIAN MEN-OF-WAR
SECRETLY SENT TO VENEZUELA.
..70,."tD?' Urlt!,!,'s "i1"'" aSal"st Venezu.ia are 'or damans sustained by Italian
Milne- ts durins t'.e Venezuelan revolutions of lss5 j d l,.. Italian
Whet, Great Britain and Germany agreed upon a common cour- f action toward
y-nezueh, Italj thought to join them. Two Italia,, men-of-war which left O tranto wi h
s,yet otd-rs supp.w-d,, f..r Tripoli were i reality d.stined for Venezuela. Other war
ships have b-eti order. d to Venezuelan waters.
As already announced, negotiations are perding with Germane and Great Britain
and l-oreisn Minister Prlnett, 1 ,., arrive at . rranKcKnt which wii enable " m
to makr a statement In the Chan, - of Deputies to-morrow in reply to an tterlta
UNDER AMERICAN PROTECTION.
Caracas. Venezuela. De.. 11. tCopj r'ght,
IsrC - Herbtit Bowen, the L'nit-d States
Mini-ter. ha-1 to r--ort to extraordinary
mtasur-s to-d.tv to ailav panic among the I
Gi-rri.m and KnglWb resiilnt vvho remain
in 'a i ,,-as.
Itum.ts- of a .ontemulated att.t. k upon
Ih-m bv mobs : indignant Venezuelans
took detinue -hape during last m'slit and
Tiie Grrniaus and KnRli-li. to the number
of 114. ha-te..ed io .Mi. Bowen at G '. lo. k
thl inoimng and .-laimed the protection of
the I'nlted States Minister as the sole rep-re-cntati-e.
:.d mi-rim. of German and
British -over, itnt.v.
The refugt-s were much e.cil-d. and
many of tli-m who had only rec-ntly been
r-le.i.-ed from arrest on Mr. Hun-en's inter
irsslon vvitii Pr iil-ut Castro, were in fear
for th-ir lives. I
As the available uiv in th- interior of
the l'nit-d States legation building was too
limited to afTord domicile to all the na
tives. Mr. Bowen hastily reopened the abm
doned British legation and hung above it
the t'nite.i States (lag.
He pl.ned in charge there William W.
Russell S.-i retarj of the t'nitcd States le
gation, and then c-iovvded Into the building
CARACAS GREATLY EXCITED;
SURPRISED AT UNITED STATES.
Cua.as. u-o I'J Saturday ) The news
of the sh-llmg of the fortre- and Custom
house at Puerto Cabello this- afternoop by
the British e miser Charvtidis and the Ger
man cruiser Vletj n.iih. .1 Caracas at a
late hour to-night It caused considerable
excitement and. in spite of the preventive
measuies taken by the police or Puerto
Caliello. trouble is feared at that port.
The statement that Italy, through her
legation le-re. i- to demand payment of her
claims against Venezuela has ben con
firmed. The arrival of the t'nite.i States gunboat
Marietta at La Guayia je-tenl.iy. was due
to a rumor 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.
The situation here continues to be critical
and there is much excitement among the
German residents of Caracas, many of
whom have called at the American Lega
tion to seek refuge there. The people of
se is; ?' . i
ji584- ,..v.aa 'w
as many r,f the frightened Knsli-hmen OB
the plate would accommodate.
During the day the Briti-h legation build
ing was provided with cots and hjuntlfullv
stored with flour, sugar, .offee and other
provisions. Many of the refugees will,
doubtless, prefer to remain there rather
than expose themselves io possible risk in
In the Fnited States legation buildimr.
where Minister Bowen remains in personal
charge, similar precautions have been taken.
Improvised barracks have been estab
lished in all the available room", ard tho
place has been stocked with sufficient
store?, provisions and supplies to withstand
a considerable siege.
In case of emergency Mr. Bowen will re
ceive as many of the Germans as possible
under the protection of the main United
States legation building.
Many Germans and Englishmen will sefza
the first opportunity to escapa from Caracas
to the Cnited States'. They feel little con
fidence In such protection ns can be afford
ed them here, although all are sincerely
appreciative of the energetic efforts Minis
ter Bowen has made and I? making in their
Caracas are astonished that the Govern
ment at Washington re mains silent in spite
of the recent act of the allied fleet
The . nlistment of Venezuelan soldiers con
tli'ties. 2,i. , mtI, froni U( i,Uerior reaching
The bo.vcotting of British and German
goods continues it is reported tint nlnety
Ormans living in the ountry have of
fered to support the Veaezielm Government
asaln-t German. The fact that the people
of Venezuela are in absolute ignorance of
the designs of !he allies upon their country
creates a deep and disturbing feeling here.
The chief officer of President Castro's
guard sai.1 to-day to the representative of
the AsUCate, Press:
"If there is to he w"ar let us know and we
will fight. If there is to be only an assault
on our coast, where. we cannot reach the
aiues. tne only tntng lett for us to do Is to
declare that to destroy your debtor's furni
ture is a strange way to force the payment
of his obligation. I "believe this situation
ill soon come within the scope of the Moo
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