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START O0 WAR VENEZUELAN TROOPS ASSEM BLING AT SEA PORT. CASTRO ISSUES AN APPEAL To the People to Take Up Arms and Issues Decree of Amnasty to Political Offenders. Paris, Dec. 11.-A Venezuelan gov ernment communication to its repre sentative here protests that Great Britain and Germany have committed an acLt of hostility, in a. manner as arbitrary as it is unprecedented, by the seizure of Venezuelan vessels ly ing at La Guayra. The communica tion says that indignation in Vene zuela is at its higifest pitch and the government is resorting to justifiable reprisals. It has arrested the resi dent subjects of both hostile countries and has seized the railways and other undertakings belonging to them. At the same time, adds the communica tion, President Castro has appealed to the Venezuelan people to take up arms. He has decreed a general am nesty for all political offenders and has ordered the restitution of the con fiscated property of Venezuelan' cit izens. Preparing to Resist. La Guayra, Dec. 11.-General Fer rer, minister of wa-r, has arrived here with 2,000 troops. Eight hundred men under President Castro's brother are expected here at 10 o'clock. Only the British cruiser Indefatiga ble is now here. All the other war ships have left La Guayra. Minister Haggurd and Herr von Pilgrim-Baltazzi, it was learned to day, left here last night. The former was on board the Retribution and the latter on the Vineta, which sailed f6r Trinidad. Prisoners Are Released. Washington, Dec. 11.-Minister Bowen at Caracas, in a cablegram to the state department today, confirms the press reports that all the German and British prisoners have been re leased. PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATIONS Venezuelans Greatly Excited by Re cent Events. Willemstadt, Curacoa, Dec. 1i. There was a great patriotic demonstr tion in Caracas at 8 o'clock last night when the news arrived that the Brit ish and German warships had seized the Venezuelan war vessels at La Guayfa. Crowds quickly gathered and paraded the streets of the capi tal, displaying banners and singing patriotic songs. Violent speeches were delivered at various points. The populace marched to the palace of President Castro. who addressed it. The crowds surrounded the German embassy, shounting "Down with the Germans!" The windows were shattered with stones and attempts were made to force the doors, but the latter resist ed their efforts, and Madame Von Pil grim-Baltazzi, the wife of the German charge, who has been ill in bed for the past two months and therefore could not leave Caracas with her hus band, was thus saved from violence. The crowd then marched to the Ger man consulate and the residence of Dr. Koehler, again throwing stones at the windows and attempting to force an entrance. The police made no ef fort to suppress the demonstration. The excitement was still intense when, at 10 o'clock at night, the gov ernment ordered the arrest of all Ger man and English residents. One hour later 125 persons, prominent in social and commercial life, were crowded to gether in the police station. All the British residents were arrested ex cept Albert Cherry, of the Venezuelan Central railway, and Mr. W. Wallace, manager of the telephone company, who escaped to a place of safety. Ninety-seven German residents were arrested, among them the Ger man consul, Valentine Blohm and Herr Knopf, manager of the German Central railway. Herr Simmross, chancellor of the German legation, was met by the police near Bolivar square and arrested. Amid cries of "Death to the .Germans," and "Downl with the foreigners," the populace di rected its way to the German resi dential quarter and gathered outside the Hotel Klindt and the German club. The Belgian charge, F. S. toffart, was arrested by mistake for a -Ger man because of his fair complexion. In spite of his vigorous protests he vas released ten minutes later. Minister Bowen Acts. On learning these incidents United itates Minister Bowen and Secretary V. W. Russell went at once to Presi lent Castro and after a long confer ,nce succeeded in obtaining the re ease of Dr. Koehler, Madame Von Pil ;rim-Baltazzi's physician, and Consul Talentine Blohm. Minister Bowen ob ained the official authorization of the Tenezuelan government to represent xerman and British interests during he imbroglio. The government has ilaced an embargo on the British ailroad to La Guayra and the Ger nan Central railway ,from Caracas to Jalenci. The populace is still intensely ex !ited and the situation is regarded as .ilitical. The British and German lags have been publicly burned. VENEZUELAN SHIPS SUNK. 'rompt Action Is Taken by the Allied Fleet. La Guayra, Venezuela, Dec. 11-Ten merman and four British cutters cap ured the Venezuelan fleet yesterday. •hey went alongside the vessels and urdered them to surrender, and with nut a shot being fired the British and Jerman forces seized the vessels in he name of the German emperor and he king of England. Two of the five ressels which are undelgoing repairs were broken up. The German cruiser Panther steam ?d into the harbor during these pro eedings with her decks cleared for fction. The 'Venezuelan steamers were taken outside the harbor and at o'clock this morning the General ,respo, Tutmo and Margarita were ;unk, and the Ossun was the only ves ;el spared, in view of the protest Wade by the French charge, who noti led the commodore of the allied fleet hat the Ossun is the property of a Frenchman. At 10:30 last night 300 German sail 3rs were landed and proceeded to Dardonel, a suburb of La Guayra in which is situated the residence of German Consul Lentz, who with his Family were escorted to La Guayra and placed on board the warship Vineta. On their way to this port the German sailors met a party of Venezuelan soldiers but no collision took place. At 5 o'clock this morning a landing party of British seamen went to the British consulate and conducted R. Shunck and his family on board the Retribution. The German and British residents at La Guayra have all been arrested with the exception of Messrs. Fieldwtch, Prince and Lepage, the English directors of the harbor cor poration who barricaded themselves in their houses and later were rescu ed by the forces of the allied powers and taken on board the Retribution. The Englishmen's houses were sur rounded by Venezuelan policemen, but when a party of 320 sailors was land ed this afternoon and marched to their relief the policemen made no resistance and the inmates were con ducted to the Retribution without trouble. The British and German war ships, however, in the meantime, had clear ed for action. No one here can explain the action of the allied powers in taking action without giving Venezuela time to re ply to their note. The British tor pedo boat destroyer Quail arrived here this afternoon. The German cruiser Panther left this morning in the di recticn of Carupzno and the German cruiser Falke has sailed for Puerto Cabello in a search for the remainder of the Venezuelan fleet. It is believ ed that the cruiser Indefatigable is on her way to the seaport Guanta, in the provinve of Banrcelona, where the Veiezuelan gunboat Restuardor is now lying. Troops are expected here from Car acas, as the government is credited with the intention of repelling any landing by the allied forces. All the stores and banks here are closed. Great excitement prevails, the popula tion fearing the town may be shelled or other action taken by the Angle German vessels tonight. Task'of Germany and England. Berlin, Dec. 11.-The naval plans of Germany and Great Britain provide for the patrolling of the Venezuelan coast by launches, in order to pre vent smuggling and for the blockade of those Venezuelan ports where the custom houses have not been taken over, in order to prevent vessels avoiding the ports occupied by the allies. Naturally this procedure, if it be icomes necessary, would require a number of vessels, and as Great Britain has more ships available in the West Indies than Germany, a larger portion of the work will fall on England unless Germany sends out additional cruisers, according to her first intention. The foreign office is still without any official advices from La Guayra of more recent date than Monday night, though newspapers have received telegrams dated Tues day. This, it is explained, is because t the correspondents are using the over land telegraph lines northward while the German officials must send their d dispatches to the nearest cable sta y tion. I- The German government's reply to r- President Castro's complaint that the ultimatums were delivered irregular I- ly on a holiday at the private resi iI dence of the Venezuelan foreign min - ister is that President Castro was e informed that the ultimatum might .t be expected and Germany and Great g Britain, being unwilling to delay ac s tion any longer, had them presented h Sunday at the foreign minister's pri r- vate house as his office was closed o on that day. Counting the Cost. s London, Dec. 11.-Great Britain is i practically at war with Venezuela, but there is no disposition here to regard the situation as particularly serious. No dispatches have been received as yet from the commander of the Brit dish squadron, who will be compelled to send dispatches from Willemstadt, Curacoa, but unofficial news of the n seizure of the Venezuelan fleet and of - President Castro's reprisals is regard 7. ed as quite trustworthy. d The Press Comments. 1- The morning papers, commenting d on the situation, recognize the possi n bility of awkward complications aris d ing, but are disposed to believe that e President Castro, after making a show s of defiance, may be brought to reason without the allied powers having re f- course to the seizure of customs. 3- The Enormus Expense. ir Some papers discuss the enormous 's expense and difficulty of conducting Lt military operations in such a distant 1I country should President Castro main e tain a" defiant attitude, and the ques s- tion of the utility of spending mil at lions of pounds in forcing entry and .i- which cannot be annexed and is like At ly to prove expensive. MUST HAVE FAIR TRIAl t ANTI-SALOON LEAGUE ON THE ARMY CANTEEN. HIGH OFFICIALS BLAMED Claim They Are Unfriendly to Prece ent System-Doing Everything They Can to Hurt It. V Washington, Dec. 11.-The most important action of the National Anti Saloon league, now holding its annual t session here, was the unanimous adoption of an address to the public 3 on the army canteen question in 3 which the charge is made that high army offlicials have persistently pur sued a course extreme'v anfa.vorable to the anti-canteen law of .cougn:ess. The address pledges the assoeiation to do its utmost to defeat any attempt to repeal the law until it has had a 1 full and fair trial, and says: " 'High army officials have most per sistently pursued a course extremely unfriendly to this law, and pursued e it in a waxy that has thrown the whole r influence of the war department with the soldiers on the side of distrust 3 of and dissatisfaction with the law, and have persistently published mis r leading reports concerning the effects - of the law. s "The Anti-Saloon league declares n itself unalterably opposed to the re e peal of the anti-canteen law, and s pledges itself to do its utmost, by pe tition, by agitation and by ballot, to defeat any atempt to repeal this law I until it has had a full and fair trial, v and that it will not cease the agita e tion until the public and those who . control the army understand that liquor selling in the army canteen is I a question of national morality, and not alone of military regulation, and that the issue is whether a handful of officers can safely define the express ed moral sentiment of the nation or a can successfully convince the people a that a saloon is a temperance society n when conducted in the army. "The committee on legislation of the e National Anti-Saloon league is fully e authorized to adopt such measures as 2 it may deem most effective to defeat s any and all efforts to re-legalize the a selling of alcholic liquors in the army canteen." S.Ballard's Horehound Syrup. t Immediately relieves hoarse, croupy n cough, oppressed, rattling, rasping and difficult breathing. Henry C. I Stearns, druggist, Shullsburg, Wiscon t sin, writes, May 20, 1901: "I have r been selling Ballard's Horehound Sy a rup, for two years, and have never a had a preparation 'that has given bet a ter satisfaction. I notice that when s I sell a bottle, they come back for i- more. I can honestly recommend it. e 25c, 50c and $1 at Holmes & Rixon's. FOUGHT FOR BAGS OF COAL BOSTONIANS ENGAGE IN SMALL SIZED RIOT. MADE DESPERATE BY COLD Crowd at Coal Yards Fight for Poses sion of IVears of Keeping from Freezing. New York, Dec. o.--- :..s of residents of the North End besieged the antrances to the yards of the Met ropolitan Coal company on Causeway street, says a dispatch to the Times from Boston, and at one time there was a small-sizedd riot. When the offices and yard were opened a crowd was gathered in front of the building, and as soon as the company's men began to arrive the people commenced the liveliest kind of a scramble to get inside. So much trouble was caused by them in their fight for a chance to get through the gatep that the Metropolitan employes decided to haul a wagon load of coal in hags out of the yard and distribute lit from the opposite side of the street in order to draw a part of the crowd away. A wagon was immediately filled and driven outside. Hardly had the driver pulled up his horses before the crowd was upon him. Men and women pulled one an other and fought for a chance to get at the coal. The patrolman who was on duty at the yard was called upon, and it was only with the greatest difficulty and by using force that they were able to keep the bags from be ing stolen. The trouble was checked by the ar rival of other patrolmen, and it kept them busy holding down the bags un til the wagon was again inside the gates. To Assure a Coal Supply. New York, Dec. 11.-J. Edward Swanstrom, president of the Brook lyn borough, has decided to start a movement to assure a coal supply and to end all suffering there for the win ter. He will ask the ministers of all the churches of Brooklyn, the members of all charitable organizations and many prominent citizens to meet early next week in the court of special sessions, in the city hall, Brooklyn, to organize for the end in view. On authority which admits of no doubt, it was learned that President Swanstrom at that meeting will suggest that Mayor Low take some action for the other boroughs. Not alone in Brooklyn, but in all the houses of the city, there is a loud cry of relief, and the presi dents of other boroughs agree that something must be done, as the city has been held fast by the cold wave for more than a week, and suffering has been increasing hourly. Men, women and children have died, heads of families have offered any money for coal, and the dealers have shaken their heads and say: "There is not a pound of coal in the yard," although nearly 60,000 tons are arriv ing daily. THE WORKERS AND CAPITAL. Labor Problem Discussed by Galusha A. Grow. Washington, Dec. 11.-The feature of the house proceedings today 'as a thoughtful speech by the venerable (T:lusha A. Grow of Pennsylvania on tre relations between labor and capi tal, At the end of the present session he retires at the age of 79, after a career in public life extending over half a century. His first speech in the house was on "Man's Right to the Soil." He was the author of the free homestead act. His speech today was regarded as his valedictory to public life and was listened to with close attention by his colleagues. In conclusion Mr. Grow said: "A labor strike is an unequal con test at best. It is a contest of en lurance between hunger and thi'st of the human stomach and the in come of capital. Capital in such con tests loses none of its accumulation of wealth, unless an industry itself should be destroyed; and in such cases labor would be the greatest sufferer. Some method of -profit sharing between employers and em ployes that would secure a harmon ious co-operation of both, so as to prevent strikes and improve the con dition'-of labor, is of vital importance to the general welfare, for the pillars of the republic rest on the comfort of the home and the happiness of la bor." ST. 4OHN'S HEADACHE CURE wr:' mure your headache. Sold by Chanale Drug Co. CONTEST COMMENCED. Democratic Candidate in Silver Bow County Charges Fraud. Butte, Dec. 11.-The first of the con tests growing out of the recent elec tion for county offices was filed in the office of the clerk of the district court this morning. It is in the form of a petition for a hearing and is filed on behalf of Patrick V. Ryan, the demo cratic candidate for the office of coun ty clerk and recorder. Other contests may be filed before the close of the office of the clerk. It is understood that each of the de feated democratic candidates will claim that the fusion nominees were improperly declared to be elected. In the case of those contesting seats in the legislature, the hearing will be before that body itself. Direct charges of fraud are made in the petition and statement filed this morning. It is asserted that the coun ty commissioners, acting as a can vassing board, went over the vote in such a manner that the fusion candi dates were given the advantage. The claim is also made that the alleged frauds started with the judges and clerks of election, where the count was made in such a manner that the democrats had no chance to win. In behalf of Mr. Ryan it is asserted that Mr. Weston was given charge of the returns during the canvass and that there was nothing to prevent him from making such alterations as might suit his fancy. The charge is made that the canvassers changed the returns as they came from the various precincts. Each precinct is included in the charge of fraud in counting the bal lots and each is given a separate paragraph in the allegations made on behalf of the claimant of the office of county clerk and recorder. FLAG DAY PROCLAMATION. Governor Toole Urges Display of Na tional Colors Dec. 20. Helena, Dec. 11.-Governor J. K. Toole today issued a proclamation t caling upon the people of the state to observe, as far as possible, December 1 20 as flag day in commemoration of I the actual transfer of title of the ter ritory involved in the Louisiana pur- i ,cha-se which included Montana. That I I day will be the ninty-ninth annivers ary of the event that was fraught a with so much interest for the north d west. The governor urges a general dis play of the national colors upon pub e lic buildins as well as upon private f houses and places of business of cit izens. *t The proclamation reads as follows: "About one year ago a proposition e to adopt and perpetuate flag day in commemoration of the anniversary of s the actual transfer of title of the t Louisiana purchase to the United r States was put forth and crystallized r into public sentiment by the issuance t of executive proclamations in many s states and the subsequent observance . of the day. December 20, 1902, will "t be the ninety-ninth anniversary of y that event, an event which later will e be celebrated by a universal exposi g tion at St. Louis, Mo. "Now, therefore, I, J. K. Toole, gov ernor of the state of Montana, do here y by recommend that December 20, e 1902. be observed by floating the e American flag from all strate, county and municipal buildings and institu tions in this state as Louisiana pur chase fla.g day and that the citizens of Montana generally, wherever prac ticable, at their homes and places of business display the national colors." OPPOSES BARRETT'S CHOICE. s Senator Hanna Says Oregonian Has Been Well Compensated. n Washington, Dec. 11.-Senator Han- i na has added his protest to that (:"f the Japanese minister to the appoint a ment of John Barrett as minister to r Japan. He told the president that n Mr. Barrett had always been a. demo e crat until 1900 and that he had been 4 4 amply compensated for all the ser vices he rendered the party during 0 that campaign. It has been unof h flcally announced at the white house that the ,apointment of the new min ister to Japan is being further con sidered. Portrait of Luther. Berlin, Dec. 11.-A hitherto un known portrait of Martin Luther, painted by Lucas Cranach, the cele brated artist and burgomaster of Wit tenberg, has been uncovered by the town church of Wittenberg. It is pronounced to be the best portrait of Martin Luther in existence. o He Found a Cure. R. H. Foster, 318 S. 2d Street, Salt e Lake City, writes: "I have been bothered with dyspepsia or indiges tion for 21 years, have tried many doctors without relief, _ but I have found a cure in Herbine. I recom mend it to all my friends, who are afflicted that way, and it is curing them, too. 50c at Holmes & Rixon's. HARRIS WANTS TO bIE. Magistrate Tests His Earnestness and He Is Sent to Jail. Livingston, Dec. 11.-C. H. Harris,. who says he is from Spokane, arrived in the city Tuesday night with a roll of money which he claims amounted t6 $500. He proceeded to see the SLivingston elephant, with the result tl- :1=' -.orning he arrived at the pclice court with the complaint that he had been robbed. In the-course Scif his conversation with Police Mag istrate Bender he became abusive and was arrested. Yesterday he was giv-. I en a hearing and fined $5, which he paid. After his discharge he went around offering people all of his re maining money, about $70, for car bolic *acid, aserting his desire to com mit suicide. This came to the ears of Police. Magistrate Bender, who procured a' small vial at a local drug store, had it given the carbolic odor and filled it with water. This he caused one of the men approached by Harris to give a to the latter in the back room of a I local saloon. Harris seized the bot I tle, tore off the wrapper, pulled the t cork and swallowed the contents with a one gulp. He was evidently astonished when 1 ten minutes elapsed and he still felt well. His actions were taken as evi l dence of an earnest desire to do him self bodily harm, so he was again a arrested and lodged in the city jail, s where he now is. e PAT CROWE IN SOUTH AFRICA. e He May Conclude to Surrender to the I- American Authorities. Chicago, Dec. 11.-Stephen A. Crowe, a hotel proprietor of this city, and brother of Pat Crowe, asserted positively today that the latter is in Johannesburg, South Africa. He said further that within the next few weeks his brother may surrender himself to the authorities, according to an agreement with Edward Cud ahy, wlfhn the $25,000 reward was n withdrawn recently. .o "Except for the fact." he said, "that r I lost my temper recently when ap )f proached by an agent sent by Pat. r- my brother might now be in the r- hands of the authorities and ready tt to face the accusations against him s- when the Cudahy child disappeared It under such sensational circum h- stances." MUST NOT LOAN ITS ENGINES. Southern Pacific Road Notified It Must Stop the Practice. Omaha, Neb., Dec. 11.-John Mc- Neil, grand president of the Boiler Makers' union, who is in the city, to day notified the Southern Pacific road that the loaning of engines by that line to the Union Pacific would pre cipitate a general strike of boiler makers employed by the former. McNeil claims that engines intend ed for other roads are being turned over to the Union Pacific and says a general strike of boiler makers will be declared on roads which are loan ing locomotives if such action con tinues. Old Mill Ditch Company of Park City, Montana. Notice is hereby given, that at a meeting of the directors of the Old Mill Ditch company held on the 17th day of November, 1902, an assessment of 50 cents per share was levied on all shares of the capital stock of Class C of said corporation, payable on the 18th day of December, 1902, to C. S. McFarlin, secretary and treas urer of said company at Billings, Yel lowstone county, Montana. Any stock upon which the assess ment shall remain unpaid on the 18th day of December, 1902, will be de linquent and will be advertised for sale at public auction, and, unless payment is made before, will be solt on the 5th day of January, 1903, to pay the delinquent assessment, to* gether with cost of advertising aU4 expenses of sale. C. S. MHcFARLIN, Secretary, Billings, Mot. First Publication November 18 ,190R First Publication December 12, 1902. Notice for Publication. Department of the Interior, Land Office at Lewistown, Mont., December 4, 1902.-Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before T. A. Williams, Clerk of Court, at Billings, Mont., on Saturday, January 24, 1903, viz: WILLIAM F. FULCHER, who made H. E. 2502 for the SE'i Sec. 10, T. 5 N., R. 24'E., M. M. He names the following witnesses to prove his continuous residence up on and cultivation of said land, vis: Ezra Starr, of Fairview, MonL; Nathan Trogdon, of Antelope, Moa;. William R. Clark, of Twenty-Mile, Mont.; William X. Suddth,; of 3W * ings, Mont. EDWARD BRASS8 Y, ReIstter.