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Daily and Weekly Tribune
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President of Venezuela Hurrying Re­
inforcements to the Front to
Resist Allies.
Citizens are Volunteering, and It is
-Asserted Enough Can be Mus
tered to Resist. •,
Minister Bo
wen Notifies the State DO­
partment of the Release of
the Prisoners.
La Guayra, Venezuela, -Dec. 12.—
General Ferrer, minister of war, has
arrived here with 2,000 troops. Eight
thousand men under President Cas­
tro's brother are expected here at 10
Only the British cruiser Indefatiga­
ble is now here. She is at anchor in
the middle of the harbor. All-the
other warships have left Lk Guayra.
Minister Haggard and Herr von Pit
grim-Baltazzi, it is learned, left here
Wednesday -night. The former was
on board the Retribution and the lat­
ter on the Vineta, which sailed for
The government has sent 8,000 men
and eighteen guns from Caracas to
reinforce the garrison at La Guayra.
These troops camped during the night
at Cuaracuti, distant one hour from
La Guayra. All daiy .Wednesday and
all Wednesday night ammunition has
been carried to Fort Lavigue, which
crowns the harbor, and preparations
are being made to resist the foreign
Hundreds of volunteers have been
armed and more are Requesting arms.
It is asserted here that the government
can find "sufficient men to resist the
foreign forces. Everywhere one meefs
men of all classes and conditions car­
rying Mauser rifles.
The news of the capture at Port of
Spain, Trinidad, of the Venezuelan
gunboat Bolivar by the British cruiser
Charybdis was communicated to Pres­
ident Castro by a representative of
the Associated Press. The event ere-*
ated intense excitement.
All the British and German subjects
arrested have been released.
British Foreign Office Without News
From Venezuela.
London, Dec. 12.—The foreign office
at 1 p. m. was still without official
news from Venezuela. The officials
were glad to hear of the release of the
British subjects, but were unable to
.express any opinions on the press dis­
patches except to say, as Under For­
eign Secretary Cranborne did, that
they presumed they were correct.
In the house of commons Under For­
eign Secretary Cranborna confirmed
the reports of the capture of three
Venezuelan vessels at La Guayra and
the disablement of a fourth vessel
without resistance and also confirmed
the capture of the Venezuelan gun­
boat Bolivar at Port of Spain, Trini­
dad. Two of the prizes, he added,
.V were sunk.
In connection with the reported seiz­
ure of the Venezuelan customs the for­
eign office officials s&y arrangements
for that step have not been completed.
Before any general seizure could oc­
cur Germany, Great Britain and other
nations would have to come to an
agreement for a pro rata division and
adjustment of their respective claims,
similar to that arrived at by the allies
in China, except that the La Guayra
customhouse' may have possibly been
seized as a purely military measure.
Though the seizure of the custom­
houses will take place eventually,' it
is pointed out that while hostilities are
in progress the customs, as a fiscal
institution, ar? practically valueless.
Action of Minister Bowen in Securing
Release of Citizens.
Berlin, Dec. 12.—The German for­
eign office officials are much pleased at
Minister Bowen's energetic action at
Caracas resulting
the release of
,y.v most of the Germans imprisoned there
and by his efforts to obtain the libera­
tion of the others., Full advices on the
subject have been received from
The ^newspapers here, with the ex­
ception of the Socialist Vorwaerts, are
in sympathy with the government's
action toward Venezuela.
The Vorwaerts, which never loses
an opportunity to assail what it con
aiders to be "political shams," says it
thinks the formidable ultimatum of the
two powers and the naval demonstra
tion are governmental bluster, a fine
piec$ of pretension and international
nonsense, suggested, however, for the
promotion of certain financial aims."
The paper adds:
"So far as Germany is Concerned,
the action taken is likely to do more
harm than good, since 160,000,000
marks of German capital is invested
In Venezuela. The United States must
feel secret satisfaction at seeing Ger
many ruin its dominating position in
*m\ Venezuelan commerce and finance and
must hope to supplant German by
American financial influences."
Reported Release- of British and Ger»
I man Prisoners.
Washington, Dec. 12.—Minister
Bowen, at Caracas. In a cablegram to
the state department, confirms the
press reports that all the British and
German prisoners have been released
House Hears the Case of Wagoner vs.
Washington, Dec. 12.—At the open­
ing, of the session of the house Mr.
Oliiisted (Pa.), for the committee on
elections No. 2, called up the report
from his committee which limits the
period for taking testimony in the
contested election case of Wagoner vs.
Butler from the Twelfth Missouri dis­
The sitting member in this case was
re-elected to fill a vacancy created by
the action of the house in unseating
him at the last session. At the No­
vember election this year he had some­
thing over 6,000 plurality on the face
of the returns. His opponent charged
"systematic and stupendous fraud"
and the election committee reported
the resolution to shorten the time for
taking testimony in order that the
house might pass on the case before
the expiration of the session, March 4
next. Mr. Richardson, the minority
leader, raised the question of con­
sideration against the. report.
The house voted, 136 to 114, to con­
sider the report. Pending its consid­
eration, Mr. Wadsworth (N. Y.) re­
ported from the committee on agricul
ture%a bill to appropriate $1,000,000 to
eradicate the foot and mouth disease
among the live stock in New England.
Mr. Richardson then made the point
of order that the report of the elec­
tions committee was directly in the
teeth of the federal statutes fixing the
time for taking testimony and #as
not privileged. The speaker ruled that
the house, halving voted to consider the
report, the point of order came too
Resolutions Will Declare for a Treaty
With Canada.
-Detroit, Mich.-, Dec. 12.—-Reciprocity
with Cuba shared with Canadian reci­
procity the attention of the delegates
to the national reciprocity convention
at their first session of the day. "Cu­
ban Reciprocity" was discussed by
Frank D. Pavey of New York. Eugene
N. Foss of Boston made an addTess on
Canadian reciprocity in which he pre­
sented many strong arguments in fa
vor, of reciprocal relations with the
The report of the committee on reso­
lutions will be made during the day,
The resolutions will, it is understood,
ask for the ratification of the reciproc
ity treaties negotiated by John A: Kas
son the ratification of the Hay-Bond
Newfoundland treaty, and will declare
for the adoption of a reciprocity treaty
with Canada to be negotiated either
through the. reconvening of the joint
high commission or such other way
as seems best.
Bill Appropriating $50,000 for Coal
Commission's Expenses.
Washington, Dec. 12.—When the
senate met Mr. Allison called up the
bill to provides for the payment of the
expenses and conpensation of the an­
thracite coal strike commission.
The bill was discussed at length by
senators who opposed making an ap­
propriation of a lump sum and who
thought the salaries should be fixed.
While Mr. Allison was explaining the
bill Mr. Tillman asked if the consti­
tution of Pennsylvania had been
trampled under foot, and if so why
had not the attorney general enforced
the anti-trust law.
Mr. Allison said he could not answer
the question but said he believed con­
gress has the power to deal with the
great questions growing out of' the
combinations of capital, commonly
known as trusts.
At 2 o'clock the bill Was laid aside
and the statehood bill taken up.
Desire to Secure Stock in Royal Bank
of Canada.
Halifax, N. S., Dec. 12.—The direc­
tors of the Royal Bank of Canada, the
headquarters of which are in this city,
have issued a letter to the sharehold­
ers announcing that a party of Amen
lean gentlement of high financial po­
sition and with prominent business
connections have made a proposal to
acquire 6,000' shares of the bank's cap­
ital stock at the ratdKof $250 per share.
The bank, which
now a subscribed
capital stock of $2,000,000, would in­
crease its capital by $500,000 and bring
its'reserve up to $3,450,000. The di­
rectors recommend the acceptance of
the proposition and ask the sharehold­
ers to announce their rights to the
new stock. It is intended if this propo­
sal is accepted, to issue $500,000 worth
of stock among the shareholders, mak­
ing the capital $3,000,000.
W/tlte Star Liner Oceanic Has a Very
Stormy Vojjage.
New TTork, Dec. 12.—The
line steamship Oceanic, on which Ac
drew Carnegie is a passenger, arrived
early in the day from Liverpool and
Queenstown, after a stormy passage.
Almost from the time of leav-ins
Daunt's rock the Oceanic had souther­
ly winds, with heavy head seas, which'
each day increased in force ubtil, on
the1 8th, the wind came out from the
west-northwest with hall and snow and
blew with terrific force.
It was stated on board the steamer
that Mr, Carnegie had fully recovered
from his recent Illness and that 'he
never" was in hotter health.
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Washington Officials Discusss the De­
struction of the Venezuelan
Vessels Were Useless Against For­
eign Squadron and taight Have
Been Kept Intact.
Several Conferences on the Situation
arc* Held by Officials at Na­
tional Capital.
Washington, Dec. 12.—The cable­
gram from Minister Bowen that Vene­
zuelan officials had released all the
British and German prisoners was wel­
come news, for the officials felt that
by releasing these civilians President
Castro had diminished greatly the
most dangerous factor in the problem.
Had he insisted on retaining them in
jail the allies must have dispatched a
force to the capital of Venezuela and
war outright would have ensued. As
it is the officials here prefer to regard
the status as not one of war, provid­
ing the allies adhere to their original
programme of a "peaceful blockade,"
perhaps followed by the temporary
seizure of Venezuelan customhouses.
Details of the sinking of the Vene­
zuelan navy by the allied naval forces
are awaited with interest here and the
officials could not but express their
regret and surprise that it had been
found necessary to proceed to ^uch
Nothing has yet occurred to induce
the state department to change the
policy of non-interference which it
has adopted. The president is show­
ing particular interest in the situation
and during the morning he called Sec­
retary Hay away from his regular dip­
lomatic reception to confer respecting
Venezuela. The chairman of the two
congressional committees, charged
with the care of foreign affairs, also
called at the state department during
the forenoon to talk over the Vene­
zuelan developments.
Senator Cullom, chairman of the
committee on foreign relations," ex­
pressed regret that England and Ger­
many had destroyed, by breaking up or
sinking, the vessels of the Venezuelan
war fleet. "They might better have
been kept for toy houses, as, against a
formidable squadron, they were fit for
little else," he remarked. He believed
that, if it were considered necessary
to seize the vessels, they could have
been kept intact until after the pres­
ent trouble had been settled and then
restored to Venezuela.
Senator Cullom expressed the opin­
ion that ,the United States would not
become seriously involved in the pres­
ent disturbance, as he is satisfied that
neither Great Britain nor Germany had
any intention of annexing Venezuelan
Administration's Stand on the Vene­
zuelan Trouble.
Washington, Dec. -12.—Washington
refuses to regard the situation in Ven­
ezuela as involving this government.
It is regarded as an act of war by
Great Britain and Germany to seize
the Venezuelan navy. It is also an act
of war for President Castro to place
German and British residents of Ven­
ezuela under arrest without giving
them an opportunity to leave the
The matter, so far as this- govern­
ment is concerned, is entirely in the
bands of President Roosevelt and
Secretary Hay.
No official concern will be mani­
fested, unless the Monroe doctrine is
directly infringed by an attempt of the
powers to hold Venezuelan territory or
customs for an indefinite period.
It is only by a deliberate violation
of the understanding between the ag­
gressive powers and the United States,
or some unexpected event, that we
may take a hand in Venezuela.
The president was long ago made ac­
quainted with the purposes of Ger­
many and England, and the limits of
their action was made plain. All the
military and'naval plans of both pow­
ers were laid before this government.
Resolution for Arbitration.
Washington, Dec. 12.—A joint reso­
lution was offered in the" house bjr Mr.
Shiafroth (Colo.) authorizing the pres­
ident to propose to Great Britain and
Germany to submit .their claims
against Venezuela to arbitration and
to guarantee the payment of the
awards that may be found.
Vice President Deusher has been
elected president of the Swiss Con­
The betrothal is announced of the
grand duke of Saxe-Weimer to Prin­
cess Caroline of Reus.
The Interstate Independent Tele­
phone association, in session at Chi­
cago, has elected officers for „th© en­
suing year and adjourned.
The archbishop 'of Canterbury, Dr.
Temple, who was overcome while
speaking in the house of lords on the
educational bill, is rapidly growing
The treaty between the United
States and Great Britain regarding
commercial relations between the
United States and Newfoundland has
been made public.
Hill's Latest Proposition to the War
Washington, Dec. 12.—The purchase
of army transports and their incorpo­
ration of a fleet of transpacific steam­
ers is the latest plan of James J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern rail­
road, in his effort to get for the Boston
Steamship company of Seattle, Wash.,
the contracts for army transportation
if the transport system is abandoned
as is now contemplated.
The Seattle line is the only one
which made bids advertised for by the
war department, and its figures are
very low. The commercial lines at
San Francisco were caught napping
and aided by the/Harriman transcon­
tinental railroad system, are now
strenuously beseeching the war de-,
partment not to abandon the transport
system. One of the. arguments made
for the continuance of the transport
system is that the war department has
on hand a large number of transports
which it cannot sell advantageously.
Mr. Hill seems intent on buying out
this argument, and it is understood,
proposes that the war department ap­
point an appraiser to act in conjunc­
tion with an appraiser appointed by
Mr. Hill and that the Hill interests
will pay the appraised figure for two
or three transports.
The whole question will be taken up
and disposed of by Secretary Root this
Chinese Government- Troops Sent
Against the Rebels.
Victoria, B. C., Dec. 12.—The steam­
er Empress of India brought news to
the effect that the insurrection has
broken out in the southwest of Chili,
where a large number of rebels have
assembled, carrying banners inscribed,
"Kill the officials and save the people."
The troops have been sent against
The boxer movement in Szechuen
continues but both the insurgents and
imperial forces have lately been hold­
ing aloof from each other. Reports
from Kwangsi indicate a recrudes­
cence of insurrectionary trouble* in
that province. The rebels are said to
have attacked Kweichou. The famine
in this province is causing many tc
join the revolt.
The Kwangsi rebels, who have
crossed into Kwangtung, captured and
looted the city of Fenchuen, killing
many of its people, but when two bat­
talions of troops were sent by the tao
tai of Chaochingfu they fled, abandon­
ing their loot.
Piracy is increasing on the West
Whereabouts of Former Minneapolis
Mayor Unknown.
Minneapolis, Dec. 12.—According to
reports from various parts of the con­
tinent Dr. A. A. Ames is nothing less
than a wonder as a traveler.
The much-wanted former mayor is
said to have left tracks in Montreal,
Boston, Somerville, Mass., and a dozen
other Eastern points all on fhe same
The Boston police have seized five
trunks said to belong to Dr. Ames, but
uncertainty exists as to whether the
trunks are his or, if they are, whether
they were not sent East as a "stall"
while their owner slipped down into
It is'considered more likely that he
did this than that he shipped for Eu­
rope from Montreal.
Burglar Steals Six Thousand Dollars
Worth of Jewelry.
Chicago, Dec. 12.—After climbing a
fire escape in broad daylight to the
hallway on the fifth floor of the Ken­
wood hotel, Kenwood avenue and For­
ty-seventh street, a burglar entered
the apartments of Mrs. Carlos H.
Blackman, and, though a maid was at
worl% in an adjoining room, secured
jewelry valued at $6,000.
The man gained entrance by means
of a skeleton key, then pried open an
Indian treasure box in Mrs. Black
man's bedroom and secured the gems.
Wisconsin Man Torn to Pieces In
Sheboygan, Wis., Dec. 12.—Oscar
Jost, aged forty years, met a horrible
death at the warehouse of the Port
Huron Salt company. He went onto
the roof to see if a salt boat was enter­
ing the harbor and in some way
slipped and became caught in the
shafting. Both of his arms and legs
•were torn from his body and he was
thrown into the river. Whan he was
gotten out of the water he was dead.
Doctors say that death was caused by
Attorney General Goes Soifth on Ad­
vice of Physicians.'
Washington, Dec® 12.—There is
great apprehension among the friends
of Attorney General Knox about hi$
health. He left the capital last Mon­
day for the South at command of his
physicians, -Who think they have dis­
covered symptoms of kidney trouble
such as struck down Thomas B. Reed.
Mr. Knox went to' St. Augustine,
Fla., and it is expected that he will be
absent, from Washington several
Jreeks. The attorney general has com­
plained for some weeks, although he
kept steadily, at his desk until his de­
parture for the South.
Miner Lawyers Call An Operator to
Give Testimony in' Coal Strike
Witness Declines to Tell What He
Gets for His Product, Not Car­
ing to Disclose.
Plaintiffs Announce That They Will
Complete Their Case During
the Present Week.
Scranton, Pa., Dec. 12.—Lawyers for
the miners sprung a surprise on the
coal companies at the opening of the
day's proceedings by calling to the
witness stand J. L. Crawford, one of
the prominent independent operators.
He is president of the People's Coal
company, which operates the Oxford
colliery at Scranton. Mr. Crawford,
who has been attending the sessions
each day, was surprised to be called
and he remarked as he took the stand:
"This is a new turn of affairs."
"When did you ship coal last?" said
Mr. Darrow.
"What are you getting for it?"
"I don't know exactly."
"Can you come near it?"
"I can if I want to."
"Don,'t you want to?"
"No, sir."
At this point attorneys for the op­
erators objected to the inquiry pro­
ceeding any further along the lines
of what a company's profits were.
Mr. Darrow said he called »he wit­
ness to show that the co&l companies
were able to pay the advance in wages
asked for Wayne MacVeagh, in his
cross-examination of Mr. Mitchell, he
said, intimated that the increase if
granted would ultimately be placed on
the "bowied backs of the poor," and he
wanted to show that the companies
are well able to give the increase
asked for without putting it on the
Mr. Darrow then continued the ex­
"How many tons do you produce
"Nine hundred to one thousand
Finally Made an Estimate.
"And you don't know how much you
get for it?"
"I can give an estimate."
"Well, what is it."
"About §2.50 a ton."~
On further examination Mr. Craw­
ford said that during the latter part
of the strike his colliery was in opera­
tion and he got $20 a ton for his coal.
Chairman Gray here stopped the ex­
amination saying that the exceptional­
ly high prices during the strike were
not pertinent to the inquiry.
The miners called several witnesses
who told of conditions at the collieries
of the A. Pardfee company in the Ha
zleton region. One of the witnesses
was a boy who said he lost a leg in
the mines, received nothing for its
loss, but instead when he returned to
work the company took off his wages
his father's debt.
Mr. Darrow here announced that the
miners expect to close their case this
week and gave notice for the other
side to be ready next week.
The companies' attorneys said they
desired a recess for a short time after
the miners close to complete the prep­
aration of their case.
Chairman Gray said he hoped there
would be no interruption in the ses­
Rev. J. J. O'Donnell, a priest of Oly
phant, testified that the mine workers
of his town were, generally speaking,
law-abiding and that there was very
little violence. He sympathized with
the men, he said, because he believed
their cause was just and they had
done everything honorable to avoid
the strike.
Big Plant at Chicago Turning Out
Chicago, Dec. 12.—In a raid by con­
stables and labor leaders early in the
day, it is believed the greatest plant
in the country for counterfeiting union
cigar labels was discovered, says the
Inter-Ocean. The printing establish­
ment of Hyman L. Meites, 380 Hal
sted street, was entered and* the ten
counterfeit plates captured from which
it is believed all the counterfeit labels
in the United States have been printed.
One hundred .--thousand counterfeit
labels were also confiscated.
Officers of the Clgarmakers'vInter
national union assert that the plates
are the dnly ones in existence.
Meites sent the counterfeit blue slips,,
in lots varying from 1,000 to 100,000,
to all parts of the United States.
A Supposition.
"Yes," said the wise guy, "I am thor­
oughly convinced that honesty is the
best policy."
"I suppose you have reaehed that
conclusion after having tried both,"
murmured the simple mug.—Philadel­
phia Record.
Customer (wildly)—I want some sooth­
ing sirup, qili%!
Druggist—What size bottle?
Customer—Bottle! I want a keg! It's
twins!—Illustrated Bits.
Bismarck the Metropolis
of the Great Missouri Slope
Country of North Dakota
Mrs. Laura Bernard died suddenly
at Faiiigo from appendlicitae.
S. G. Caidy of Dickey county is oon^
testing the •eleotiio-n of George T. Webb
•as Eirate's., attorney.
InitarlOdkihiig switches have been put
in by the Great Northern and North
eirik Pacific east of Fargo where the
l'cads cross.
The Giand Forks city council de­
feated a proposition to grant. C. C.
Gowran an independent telephone
fraschdso in that city.
Mus. T. R. Atkinson and Mrs. C. A.
Douglass were knocked down by a
runaway team at Fargo, and badly
braised, tout it as thought neither was
seriously injured.
Sidney C. Lough, formerly cashier c£
•the defunct bank of North-wood, has:
returned (Crocqi Seattle to stand trial oa
tho change cif receiving deposits after
knowing the bank was insolvent.
In Valdey Gity the hotels are always
badly crowded and traveling" mere
make a seriDm/ble for the hotel as sooa
as thay leave the train. Jack Mc­
Donald jcltoed in the rush, fell down,
on the sidewalk and suffered a biidSy
broken nose.
At Eathgate two farmers. Patrick
Ryan and Hugh Burns, were crossing
the track in a buggy just as the Great
Northern passenger train from Win­
nipeg, so-uithfcoxmd came along. Thtjr
either did net see It or failed to get
out of the way in time, fo-r the engine?
staiu/ok the rig. smashing it to pieces
and instantly kiilling Ryan and wound­
ing Burns so badly that he died short­
ly after. Both men resided about two
miles from Bathgate a.nd were farm­
ers beiing on their way home from
making some purchases in the town.
Opening, Range and Close of Gram
Prices at Minneapolis. Chicago and
Furnished by Coe Commission Co.. First
National Bank building, who hare direct wire-*,
to Minneapolis, Duluth and Chicago.
Dec. wheat 715% 75J4 75^
May wheat 78 78 77i» 77M
Dec. corn 57^ 51% 57ii 57%
May corn 445£ 44}^
Dec. oats 32 3? 817s 31%,
May oats 333S£ 333 33K 33^
December 12. 1902.
Open High Low Close
Open High Low Close
Dec. wheat 74« 74% 74H
May wheat 76 76 75?i 75!fc.
Chicago, Dec. 12.—'Receipts, hogs,
35,(XX) market dull, [email protected] lower
mixed, [email protected]$G.05 heavy, [email protected]
$(.30 'ligiht, [email protected]$(i. 30 rough,
[email protected]$5.90.
Cattle—-receipts, 4.700- market dull.
10c lower butchers, [email protected]$C».00
cows and heifers, .$1,[email protected]$4.50 Texas
s'ieeie, [email protected]$4.40 stackers and
feedea-s, [email protected]$4.70 westerns, S3.(iO
Sheep—receipts, 17,000 mjirket JO
to 15c lower natives, [email protected]$4.20:
western laimbs, [email protected]$5.2(.
Committee Hears Vice Gov­
ernor Wright.
Washington. Dec. 12.—The senate
committee on Philippines discussed
with Vice Governor Wright the mon­
etary situation in the archipelago. It
was generally agreed that there would
be difficulties in changing the cur­
rency in the islands. The concesua
of opinion was expressed that tha
unit of value in the Philippines should
be a gold peso of 12 9-10 grains of
gold, which is one-half the value of
the United States gold dollar, and the
peso in silver should be made leeal
tender of equal value to the units.
Another feature upon which Governor
Wright and the members of the com­
mittee agreed was that United States
currency should not be made legal ten­
der in the island, as the silver dollar
would then be worth twice as much as
the peso, containing more silver than
the dollar, which would encourage
counterfeiting of the United States
Evidently a Case of Suicide.
Lawrence, Kan.f Dec. 12.—The body
of Mrs. Marshall Barber, wife o?
Professor Barber, a member of the
faculty of the Kansas state university,
who disappeared Wednesday, was
found in the river near here. The po­
sition of tho woman's clothes found on
the bank indicate that she had planned
suicide. ,]"/
victim ot nyaropnoBta. ..
Saginaw, Mich., Dec. 12.—Frances
Wirth, three years old. one of fi
children bitten by a mad dog Nov.
died of hydrophobia during the night
in terrible agony. Business men hav^^Ki
raised a subscription of ft,000 to send
the other four children to to
tak« the Pasteur treatment.
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