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VOL. XVIII. BILLINGS, YELLOWSTONE COUNTY. MONTANA, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1902. NO. 65. A Complete Outfit And a Good One. Now Is the Time. The VOGUE is the Place to Buy It. Men's Suits, Men's Corduroy Pants, California Shirts, Stetson Hats, Warranted Shoes, Bedding and Tarpaulins. LINTON'S OLD STAND. F. H. BEEMAN, Successor to G(EO. SOULE. TAXIDERMIST Gunsmithing and Repairing. Billings, - Mlontana. INow Is the Time! orester JEWELER The Place to Buy Christmas' Presents, Useful and Orna mental Consisting of Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Fine Gold Jewelry, Rich Cut Glass, New and Heavy Patterns in Silverware, Fine China, Brica#Brac, Opera Glasses, Etc,, Etc, Watch Repairing A Specialty F.~81 a 11...4-"A ".......,f" a.. ¢¢... .. A . fit .-. ... r . . r. - ." .. . tr, , .; . . . ..-'a. • First National Bank OF BILLINGS, MONTANA. PAID-UP CAPITAL - - $150,000 SURPLUS. - - - 20,000 P. B. Moss, President. M. A. ARNOLD, Cashier. D. H. Moss JR., Assistant Cashier. DIRECTORS G.W. WOODSON, P. B. 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FIRST SHOT WAS FIRED CRUISERS BOMBARD AND SIL ENCE VENEZUELAN FORTRESS NO DAMACE TO THE TOWN Commanders of British and German Vessels Were in Search of Venezuelan Warships. Puerto Cabello, Dec. 13.--The Brit ish cruiser Charybdis and the German cruiser Venetia have bombarded the fortress here. They quickly silenced it. The Charybdis al rived here this morning. The captain of the English mer chant.nan Topaz, who was seized by a mob last Wednesday, visited the commodore on board the Charybdis and returned an hour later with a detachment of 50 marines who took charge of the Topaz. The populace were greatly excited at this incident and raised the cry "To Arms," but no incident occurred. The English commodore then sent a demand to the authorities for im mediate satisfaction for having .pull ed down the British flag from the Topaz, and advised the government that if satisfaction was not forth coming in two hours the fortress and custom house would be bombarded. The authorities on receipt of the de mand sent a message to President Castro asking for instructions. At 5 o'clock the Charybdis and "Venetia opened fire on the fortress and custom house. The fort replied, but was soon silenced. No damage was done to the town. The United States consul went on board the two cruisers and was in formed by their commanders that the vessels had come to this port in search of Venezuelan warships. ITALY HAS CLAIMS. Wants Same Terms Demanded by Germans and English. Caracas, Dec. 14.-A new complica tion has arisen. It is feared that Italy will deliver a memorandum asking for the same treatment as demanded by Great Britain and and Germany. Up to the present moment, it is im possible to obtain definite informa tion on the matter. but the Italian le gation denies the delivery of any ulti matum. The news of the arrival of the Brit ish commodore, Montgomery, at La Guayra, has created excitement at Caracas, but up to 5 o'clock tonight the authorities here have no knowl edge of his design: In government circles it is believed that a notifica ) tion of the blockade of the Vene zuelan coasts will be transmitted. It is learned from a government source than on the advice of Minister Bowen a calm and cool attitude for 24 hours more has been advocated, and that if the Anglo-German forces disembark at La Guayra the troops at the fort and newly erected redoubts will not fire on them, the object being to ob tain time for Washington to answer as to the proposal for arbitraticn made to Berlin and London. President Castro has taken up a new attitude. He has ordered that reprisals are to cease, and yesterday he gave instructions that all the property of the British and German railroads and British telephone com panies should be returned. The gov ernment will retain still the control of the La Guayra railroad, but its ad ministration will be left independent. Patriotic demonstrations took place again yesterday and today. The Ven ezuelans have decided also to boycott all goods manufactured in Germany and Great Britain and in stores notices are posted declaring that henceforth the owners will refuse to sell goods coming from those countries. At 1 o'clock this afternoon a special train left Caracas for La Guayra, tak ing Alfred Blohm, a leading German merchant, and a German banker of Caracas. The German consul accom panied them part of the way. They are going on board the Vineta on a special mission to try to obtain Ger man compliance with arbitration. President Castro gave the passports, though the initiative in this mission was taken by Germans and not by the government. It is now stated that Italy has hand ed to the Venezuelan government similar demands to those made by Germany and Great Britain for the payment of her claims. The imme diate object of the German commis sion in coming to La Guavra is to try to induce the commodore to delay the blockade. Popular demonstrations continue, and the government is pro tecting the German legation, in which Madame Von Pilgrim-Baltazzi is lying ill. It is impossible to remove her to the United States legation. Three thousand, two hundred Ven"nlelan troops are in the neighl'orbho :' ;f La Guayra. Germany Seizes Restaurador. La Guayra, Dec. 14.-The German cruiser Vineta yesterday captured near Guanta the Venezulean gunboat Restaurador, formerly m George J. Gould's yacht Adrain. A crew from the Vineta was put aboard and the captured vessel was sent to Trinidad Castro's Reply. Berlin, Dec. 14.-President Castro's reply to the German ultimatum is a refusal to yield on any point. The foreign office has not received the text of President Castro's reply but only a bulletin from the German charge d'affairs, Herr Von Pilgrim Baltazzi, dated December 10, announc ing that the president's answer had been placed in his hands that dad and that the Venezuelan executive re fused to yield to the German demand; on all points. This telegram, with the text of the reply was filed at Port o Spain, Island of Trinidad. With this exception the foreign office has re ceived no news since yesterday to in dicate that the situation has grow, worse. A landing in force is not con sidered probable under any contin gency. The orders to blockade the coast stand, and that is all the nava commanders, for the present, are au thorized to do. SOUTH AMERICAN OPINION. What the Newspapers in the Various Republics Say. New York, Dec. 14.-Referring to the Anglo-German intervention in Ven ezuela, the Buenos Aires correspond ent of the Herald says that all the newspapers there see in it a danger for all South American republics, as it tends to establish a precedent en dangering their sovereignty. The gen eral opinion is that the investment of foreign capital, though desirable for the development of the countries, can not give foreigners special rights. Some papers compare actual interven tion with recent events in China. The Prenza says: "The Anglo-German military action has violated the rights and disregards the sovereignty of South American republics." It adds that the German claims as a public debt are without precedent in the history of South America. The Prenza attributes the whole af fair to European imperialists who are inspired with hostile intentions against the increasing influence of the United States, and urges South Ameri can diplomates to watch developments. A dispatch to the Herald from Valpa raiso says the press there does not generally comment on the situation. The Mercurio, however, editorially supports the Anglo-German interven tion and praises the attitude of the United States. It laments the failure of some South -\merican repubtics to meet foreign obligations. The peo ple are indifferent regarding the Ven e:uelan situation. "The Monroe doctrine cannot be considered a, affected by this ques tion," says La Union, "if we give faith to Lord Cranbornes' declara tions. Anglo-German intervention would be jiuntifiable if President Cas tro'.; declarations are tie. "!nterventi), is n.,i .cce)ptable any way. With a better willingness on the part of England and Germany, we think it not impossible that a peaceful recourse could have been found. Intervention is a precedent which may morally prejudice the re lations between Europe and South America, bringing distrust. It is doubtful whether intervention would be practically advantageous to the in terveners." The Herald's Lima, Peru, corre spondent says the authorities there are astonished at the sinking of the Ven ezuelan fleet by the allies and think the Washington government will final ly be obliged to settle the question. The government organ at Rio de Janeiro declares, according to a Her ald dispatch, that Anglo-German ac tion tends to modify the relations be tween Europe and America, and that r the firm and noble aiftitude of Presi dent Castro cannot but be admired by all true Americans. t In Panama, says the Herald corre spondent, the forcible seizure and use- I less sinking of the Venezuelan gun boats has caused great excitement and indignation and has made an un pleasant impression upon Colombians in general and isthmians in particular, who are opposed to the coercive meth ods of European governments. Castro's Career. Berlin, Dec. 14.-Dr. Pas-lrge, the noted traveler, who has just returned from Venezuela, says: "President Castro is a full-blooded Indian and an energetic man without political wisdom. He rose suddenly from magistrate of a remote village at the foot of the Andes to the presi dency, and his rapid rise made him over-confident. The present situation is due to two facts: Germany sud denly suspended the pressure of the early part of the year which diminish ed the respect in which she was held by President Castro; secondly, the at titude of the officials of the great Ven ezuelan railroad toward President Castro. Germany's first principle must be not to meddle in the internal affairs of Venezuela, but the railroad officials forgot this." Dr. Passarge describes the state as drifting to certain decay, and as fol lowing a steadily downward course since General Blanco's presidency. The color question plays an important role in political tendencies. The mix e'd negroes and Indians, etc., are get ting an upper hand in society and pol itics. MRS. U. S. GRANT DEAD. Widow of Great General and Former President Dies of Heart Failure. Washington, Dec. 14.-Mrs. Ulysses S Grant died at her residence in this Scity at 11:17 o'clock. Her death was due to heart'failure, Mrs. Grant hav ing suffered for years of valvulgar disease of the heart, which was ag gravated by a severe attack of bron chitis. This disease prevented her from ral lying from attacks. Her daughter, Nellie Grant Sar toris, was the only one of her chil dren present at her death, her three sons, who had been summoned, all be ing out of the city. REED'S SHATTERED PLANS. t Had Made a Fortune and Was Prepar- t ing to Enjoy It. Washington, Dec. 14.-Since the death of Thomas B. Reed it has been a learned that he had made arrange monts to pass the season in Washing ton with his family, and that he was I contemplating withdrawing from ac tive work as a lawyer in New York I and spending his winters in Wash- c ington and his summers at his old home in Portland. To his intimate friends in Washington he said, after arriving here on November 30, that he had succeeded in accumulating a competency by his three years of le- a 3 gal work in New York, and that hav- g ing done this he intended to gratify his desire to spend the remainder of -his life in comparative leisure. He engaged his old rooms at the hotel t where he lived when speaker and he was arranging to do some literary I work. One of his associates here, a citizen e 3 of Maine, is authority for the state ment that Mr. Reed's friends and 3 neighbors in Portland were aware that he was not in good health and were, therefore, less shocked at the news of his death than they otherwise C would have been. After Mr. Reedl took to his bed and the day before e his illness became so critical he made 1- inquiries of an official of the capitol 1 for information which he intended to use in an article regarding the con stitutional powers of congress. n KISGED WRONG WOMAN. a Mistake Costs a Grocery Clerk a Neat Sum of Money. St. Joseph, Mo., Dec. 14.-John Yost h was fined $20 for kissing Mrs. Richard M. Purdy, at whose house he delivered I d groceries. Mrs. Purdy is a pretty young woman. She wore a long apron 1 and her hands were in the dough. i Yost says he thought she was the hir e ed girl. i k Stock Company to Build Hotel. I 1- Lewistown, Dec. 14.-W. A. Shaules of Kendall, owner of the American e house, which was burned in this city 1 r- last Monday morning, is at work try c- ing to organize a stock company to e- build a $30,000 hotel in the place of It the American house. He says that 1- the plan is meeting with success and d that within a year a modern brick structure will occupy the place of the e- burnt building. 'MADE FAST TO THE SHORE LINE WHICH WILL CONNECT AMERICA WITH ORIENT. PACIFIC CABLE CHRISTENING With Completion of Splicing Steamer Starts for Honolulu Unreeling the Miles of Line. San Francisco, Dec. 14.-"In mem ory of John W. Mackay I christen thee Pacific. cable. May it always carry messages of happiness." With these words Lucille Gage, the 11-year-old daughter of H. T. Gage, governor of California, today christen- - ed the Pacific cable and, breaking a bottle of champagne over the shore end, inaugurated a new era in, the commercial development of the Pa cific coast. The landing and splicing of the shore end which is to connect the main land with Honolulu was ac complished without a hitch of any kind and was witnessed by 30,000 or 40,000 people. Ideal weather pre vailed, there being scarcely any surf. Early this morning the Newsboy, carrying six miles of cable, steamed. close in shore and through a life-sav ing boat's crew, sent a rope, to which the cable was fastened, ashore. Word was sent to President Clarence H. Mackay and the Cable and Postal Tel egraph officials that all was in readi ness. The work of hauling in the cable was done so expeditiously that the officials arrived on the beach only. two minutes before the cable, which touch ed the beach and was christened at 9:55 a. m. While the cable was being spliced to the land end Mayor Schmits deliv ered a short address congratulating Mr. Mackay on the successful begin ning of the work. He also spoke of the importance of the undertaking and the benefit to the world at large that would result from its completion. Clarence H. Mackay, president /of the Commercial Cable company, i~ith a voice full of emotion, thanked/the mayor and those present. Govdrnor H. T. Gray, on behalf of the state of California, paid a high tribute to the late John W. Mackay. The formal exercises closed with cheers for the cable and all those taking part in its landing. Refreshment tents were erected on the beach, and while the cable was being spliced, Mr. Mackay served champagne and other refreshments to a large number of specially invited guests. Mr. Mackay also sent the following telegram to President Roosevelt: "San Francisco, Dec. 14, 1902.-To the Honorable Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, Wash ington. D. C.: I have the honor to inform you that the end of the Hon olulu cable was safely brought to the shore this morning. "CLARENCE H. MACKAY, "President Commercial Pacific Cable Company." When the splicing was concluded in the afternoon horses were hitched to the end and the cable was drawn through the conduit to the cable sta tion. At the same time the steamer Newsboy steamed out to sea, five miles and anchored the cable with balloon buoys. It was picked up by the steamer. Silverton and taken aboard. The splicing to the main body was completed tonight and the Silverton headed for HOnolulu at a seven-knot speed. The first message over the cable was sent from shore to Engineer Ben est, on the steamer Silverton, con gratulating him on the successful: landing. Several tests were made as the cable was being paid out by the Newsboy, and it was found to be in perfect condition. A portion of the cable was cut up into small bits for souvenirs, and dis-.:y tributed by President Mackay among, his special guests, estimated at aboUtli 3,000. During the ceremonies an artilleYrP band from Presidio played. Fifty ip.. licemen were kept busy keeping thi crowd out of the inclosure where t i splicing was going on. . President Mackay completed I lavish hospitality of the 'day with c banquet tonight to the officials of t e Cable and Postal Telegraph panies.