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Twenty-five Cents per Month NO. 30. CASTRO RESISTS ALLIES AND FIGHTING BEGINS Vanezuelan Volunteers Arming Rapidly- Battling |n Laguayra'sStreets. ! EAGUAYRA, Dec. 11.—Reports trom Caracas say that President Castro is gathering an army to re sist the aggression of tho British- German allies. Two thousand men and IS guns have been sent from Caracas to reinforce the garrison ihcre. Tho men are now encamped four 'miles from the town at Fort Lavl 'ga, where they are being stocked "with provisions and ammunition. Great preparations are being made Tor resistance. Castro's stand is Bald to be very popular and volun teers aro offering themselves in treat numbers, nearly a thousand having been armed hero. IDE RESIGNS G. L. Ido, the popular deputy United States marshal, has resigned md will be appointed custom audi tor at Port Townsend at a salary Of $1800. Mr. Ide has held tho position of deputy United States marshal ef ficiently for five years, and. prior to that tlmo ho was engaged |n the 3rug business. CAUGHT A RUNAWAY. Spokane Is getting to bo Quito popular with Major Anderson's In dians these days. Ignace Leo, a youthful warrior who has heen at tending the boarding school at Fort Spokane, ran away yesterday and passed through tho citj- on his way to Coeur p>j\k"*-'. George nn Indian pollee nian who was put on tho trail, .•aught the lad about flvo miles from :he city. Jacobs took Leo back to the school this afternoon, after nearly dropping dead with conster nation when he encountered the sorrowful .countenances of two of bis colleagues, Moses Lot and Jim Hays, behind tho bars of tho city laiL GETS HER DIVORCE. Tn tho divorce ease of Alloc Ray rersus Thomas Ray, Judge Belt granted tho decree to tho plaintiff, to whom he awarded tho caro of the minor child, Ellis Ray. WILL DANCE TO-NIGHT. A dance of more than ordinary , ntotost will be given tonight nt ; Pacific, hall by Spokane union. No. JB, Order of Washington. Complete trrangements are being made to rave it tho most complete social jveut of the season. The coinuiit ,ecs are as follows: [ Committee In charge, Mrs. W. E. nolle, Milton Rhodes; floor, Miss Myrtle Hardwlck, Miss Gettler, W. 3. Melle; reception, Mrs. F. G. Notowarc, Miss J. U. Hardy, Mrs. B. R. Hubbell, Mrs. A. A. Dlgham; loor, Pi A. Eagerton. Pondleton, Ore. —E. A. Hitchcock, aeorotary of tho interior depart ment, has sent a letter to the fed-j )ral land commissioner, detailing lie methods employed by timber :la!in speculators to secure control if large tracts of timbered land in ■ Oregon and Washington, and ad- 1 .'ising more care, In the scrutiny ot ; >apers and the Issue of final proof o such hinds. LEAGUE BEGINS WORK ON TAX REDUCTION Tho Taxpayers' league met last light in the Chamber of Commerce ooms. it was tho first meeting Inco July, but tho attendance wns mall. It is very pr><ltable that T. 1). loekwell will lose his situation in ho prosecuting attorney's office, as he league has boon reliably In ormed that Prosecuting Attorney (tmhull can dispense with his scrv ces and thus make a saving of 1125. per month to the taxpayers )f tho city. Tho matter will be akeu up with tho county OOBlinuV ilonerfl. It was proposed Hiat draft ho uado of tho Oregon laws In regard o tho payment of Jurors' fees, mile kge, etc., and that Attorney Wll lams be requested to draw up tho itttuo. It Is understood that this aw provides for a deposit with the clerk by each litigant of $12 a day inlesH they wish to waive a Jury. It also establishes Jurors' fees at |2 and mileage at 5 cents. Sena ors Tolinan and Crow are both In avor of the proposition, as are WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Under yesterday's date a cablegram re ceived from Minister Bowen in Caracas this morning says that President Castro informed him that all German and British citizens who were arrested had been re leased. LONDON, Dec. 11.—Private in formation received here says that the .nglo-German allies have land ed a force of bluejackets ai)d ma rines In Laguayra and that fight ling had commenced in the streets. Tho Central News bureau asserts that the allies In Venezuela are at tempting to capture Castro himself. Under Secretary Cranbourne in the LADY FORESTERS ELECT Joan of Arc Court of the Catho lic Order of Foresters held its elec tion of officers last evening at Fra ternal Brc|hers' hall. The election resulted as follows: Chief ranger, Mrs. William King; vice chief ranger, Mrs. Frank Wat son; recording secretary, Mrs. L. M. Patton; financial secretary, Julln Harrett: treasurer, Mrs. M. A. Proulx; trustees, Mrs. Manning. Mrs. Flaherty and Miss Hennessy. EAGLES TO CELEBRATE. Tho Eagles are preparing to cele brate Christmas In the most fit ting manner possible. A commit tee has boon appointed to attend to tho decoration of a mammoth I Christmas tree, which will be adorned with articles both useful and ornamental. A choice musical and literary program is also being arranged. At tho meeting which will, be held on tho first Tuesday In Jjanu |ary Installation of the newly elect ed Officers will take place, and it Is said that at this meeting very 1 radical changes as to the meeting night are to he made. DON'T WANT TO LOSE TRANSPORT SERVICE WASHINGTON, Doc. 11.—Sena tor Perkins, with Messrs. Pholan, Schwerln and Duckorman of the i Southern Pacific railway, called nt the White HOUIS and the war de partment this afternoon and talked with the president and Secretary Root about the proposed transfer of the transport service from San I Francisco to Seattle. The Callfomians claim that Sent TRAINS LATE. All the east and west trains wero late today on account of the heavy falls of snow that have taken place. On tho Great Northern, No. 3, west bound, due here at ti: 55 a. m., ar rived at 11 o'clock, and No. 4. east ! bound, due hero at 8 a. m., came in 'at 10, just one hour late. On the Northern Tactile, No. 1, west bound, due nt 6:55 n. nv, arrived nearly six hours late, and No. 8, east bound, due at 10:05 a. m., came .In art 11:45. On the O. R. & N. I tho forenoon trains were all on j time. also a number or the legal frater nity of tho city. Tho Spokane delegation to the legislature moots in Senator Toi iiian's office in the Rookery block Friday night and it wns voted to send the executive committee and 12 members, a total of 21, to con fer with the delegation on tho en actment of legislation aloiig the lines proposed. Another proposition that camo before the meeting was to submit to the loglslaturo a bill for tho state to make charters for cities of the first class. It was stated that several states havo such a law In force. The city council which will work on a new charter will bo met by the executive committee of tho Taxpayers' league, which will offer any suggestions aud assistance pos sible. Other matters that camo up was the poor farm investigation and damage suits against the city, lively and aggressive campaign for-the reduction of taxes is pro iposod during the winter. The Spokane Press. house of commons today took espe cial pains to make it clear that the Germans and not the British had Isunk tho Venezuelan ships. WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Con gressman Schrafroth of Colorado offered a joint resolution that, I whereas, the Venezuelan dispute (was liable to involve an infringe | ment of the Monroe doctrine with i possibilities of serious complica tion with the United States, the president be authorized to propose to Great Britain and Germany that their claims be submitted to arbi tration and the United States to guarantee the payment of any awards made against the Venezue lan government. Secretary Hay has received more confirmatory dispatches from Min ister Bowen regarding the landing of allied forces In Laguayra. Bowen personally secured the re lease of the British consul general, who was arrested in Caracas. IN ERUPTION SAN FRANCISCO. Dee. 11.—A 'steamer brings advices from the volcanic district of Guatemala which say that Santa Maria con- I tlnues In eruption, j Captain Russell of the steamer 'Acupulco saw the whole side of the mountain aflame. There were three distinct craters and the devasta tion of the coffee plantations for 30 miles around continues. SUCCESSFUL DANCE. The laundry workers' dance held at Elks' Temple last evening was one of the most successful of its kind thus for this season. The grand march, which was led by Mr. and Mrs. A. W. H:\oy, started promptly at 9 o'clock, and it is es timated that there was fully 176 couples on the floor. Owing to the success attained it has been re solved to give another dance in the near future. Tho Laundry workers' union is now thoroughly organized, with the exception of two concerns, which will probably fall in lino within the next month. .tie has no farilftlrs for handling the great volume of business, and ■ they offered to charter or buy all the army transports from tho gov iernment at a price to bo fixed by the war department and to conduct , their business from San Francisco jat the same price per soldier nnd | per ton of freight as it is costing jthe government under the present | system. REDS OBJECT WASHINGTON, Dec. 11.—Sent' tor Quay submitted a resolution passed by the five civilised tribes objecting to the merging of Okla homa and Indian territory. Sena tor Jones of Arkansas also submit ted a protest from Indian territory. Tho anthracite commission bill was amended so that members will bo allowed $15 daily, assistant re corders $10 and all others in the employ of the government $t> a day In lieu of traveling and other ex penses. The house occupied tho forenoon in the consideration of election contests. EXAMINATIONS HELD UP. The civil service examinations are held up waiting for the exami nation papers to reach Spokane. "Some error in the forwarding" is given as the reason for delay by Mr. Riddeford. COUNTY COURT NEWS. The Newman divorce case is still on In Judge Kennan's court. Tho huboas corpus case of the Pacific Improvement company against R. J. Overmeyer will be 'brought before Judge Belt at 9:30 .O'clock tomorrow morning. Joe Winston, deputy In tho coun ty treasurer's office, who has been very ill, U able to bo at his desk again. CHICAOO, Dec. 11.—May wheat —Opening. 76\c; close, 77Vic. May corn —Opening, 44V»c; closo, 44V4<'. May oats—Opening, 33HCI close. 83Vic. May pork, $15.05} close, 915.57. MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11.—May wheat — Opening, 74% c; close, 7BftO. ■ -** 3 ' » tfntf, « r—~- . , . THE WEATHER—Tonight probably light snow with fair Saturday. THE WEATHER--Tonight and Friday probably light snow or rain. SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1902. MARKETS. POLICE ARREST INDIAN DRUNKS. Moses Lot. grandson of old Chief "Lot, and Jim Hays, two Spokane reservation policemen, came to tho city yesterday to round up any bad Indians whom they might find drunk. They encountered two such, but, Instead ,of exercising their au thority, the policemen fell into the toils of liquor first and of the city police latterly with their fellow tribesmen. The entire bunch were hustled into the patrol wagon and taken to jail. Major Anderson will probably send in other reservation guardians. This is five Indians who are now in the jail. Louie Peone is also locked up on a charge of running off with another Indian's squaw. CAPTURE VESSEL KINGSTON, JAMAICA, DEC. 11. —THE BRITISH WARSHIP ALERT CAPTURED THE VENE ZUELAN TROOPSHIP ZAMORA THIS MORNING AND A COAST GUARD VESSEL AND CONVOY- ED THEM TO PORT OF SPAIN, ISLAND OF TRINIDAD. CLASS ATTENDS COURT Sixty-five anting ladies and gen tlemen, chaperoned by Miss La France of the Field school, march ed in on Judge Belt this morning. Miss La France stated that the school telephoned the court that "it wished to bring its class on civics iuto the courthouse, provided there was n case on the"docket which was entirely fit for the scholars to view as an object leseon," and were ad vised that the children could wit ness the proceedings with all pro priety this morning. The event was the talk of the courtroom and the expression was general that it was a departure, but one in the right direction. The case was an accounting suit between Roberts and Merrill. TOWER IN BERLIN. BERLIN. Deo. 11— Charlemagne Tower, who succeeded White as , ambassador to Germany, arrived hero from St. Petersburg this morn ing. ELECTS OFEICERS. The Spokane Athletic association held a meeting last night and elect- , ed <ho following officers: Earl Be vis, manager of sports: Warren Belt, manager of the baseball club; L. Barnes, captain of the basket ball team. ON TO WASHINGTON! iTRUST AGENT WILL GO TO WASHINGTON TO OPPO9E ANTI•TRUST' LEGISLATION. — NEWS ITEM. MAO MULLAH KILLED BY HIS FOLLUWERS ADEN, Dee. It.—A dispatch from Somallland states that reports have been received there that the Mad Mullah has been assassinated by his follow«rs, who thrust a spear through his body as he was pray ing. Mad Mullah's real name Is un known. He is a dervish of an ex traordinarily fanatical nature. He first came into prominence about a year after the defeat of the Mahdi at Khartoum, at which battle he was present. After the defeat of FRATERNITY SOCIAL. The Phi Psi Beta held a social meeting last night at 1610 Pacific aye. Games and refreshments and a "jolly good time" is reported by every member of the ambyvms Phi Psi Beta. EMBER DAYS It was announced in the Catholic churches this morning that the Em ber Days would begin on December 17. By Ember time is understood a period of fasting in order to pre pare for the celebration of some important feast. Ember days, which fall immediately before Christmas, are actually all the Fridays in Ad vent, but Ember days proper will fall on December 17, 19 and 20. Scranton, Pa. —At today's session of the arbitration commission two presidents of local unions gave evi dence of attempts on the part of coal operators to bribe them with $2500 each to Induce 10 men in each union to declare the strike off. O'ROURKE LOSES EYE IN SAVING OLD MAN Dennis O'Rourke, son of Phi! O'Rourke. the original owner and discoverw of the Hunker Hill & , Sullivan.'-miae. has completely lost < I the use of one of his eyes as a :result of bis deliberately becoming ' entangled in a saloon fight in an I endeavor to rescue an old man from ; the hands ot drunken miners who had been spending the night in .creating disturbance throughout the camp. O'RouMte came through Spokane yesterday in company with his mother, and they left this morning for Portland, where an eye special- the dervishes he retired into Khor dovan, and as soon as opportunity served he crossed below the British line of outposts ana made his way Into Somaliland, where he preached a religious war against the infidels. 4]le has given very considerable trouble to the British and quite re cently had several small bodies of their troops in a very bad way. Ma hommedans when engaged in these wars are very loyal to one another. The late Mahdl was "killed" a dozen times before he actually met his death. SAVES CREW NEW YORK, Dec. 11.—The steamer Oceanic arrived this morn ing after an exceptionally stormy passage. She had on board the crew of a sailing schooner, who had been picked up in mid ocean. An drew Carnegie and his family were among the passengers. THE YOUNGEST MISSIONARIES. NEW YORK, Dec. 11— The steamship Doris of the Occidental and Oriental line sailing today car ries two of the youngest mission aries ever sent into the Asiatic field. They are the Rev. Walter V. Johnson and his bride and they have been selected by the Presby terian board of foreign missions for work in Korea. Mr. Johnson and his bride are extremely young in appearance as well as In years. They are both natives of Missouri, and both graduated from Park col lege. ]ist Is to be consulted. It seems Ithat the miners in the Coeur realizing the straightened ! circumstances under which the ; O'Rourke family is at present placed, made up a purse sufficient Ito defray the expenses of the In jured son to Portland and to aid him in protecting the loss of the right eye, which was also badly Cruised. It will be remembered that Denis O'Rourke was one of the Coeur d'Alene miners in the great Coeur d'Alene strike of 1898. He is a graduate of Gonzaga college of this city. We want to link your thoughts of Christmas with Express Shoes. They're the kind that are Full Value for your money. You can get them for both men and women In sizes to fit any foot and shapes to suit the most exacting tastes. EXPRESS SHOES The most popular styles are as follows— Men's Vlcl Kid, single sole Men's Box Calf, double sole Men's Vlcl Kid, double sole Men's Box Calf, single sole Women's Vlcl Kid, Patent tip, extension sole Women's Vlcl Kid, Patent tip, hand-turned sole Women's Patent Kid lace, extension sole Women's English Enamel, extension sole. Only at | THE HILL SHOE CO. LOWEST PRICE STORE IN SPOKANE FOR GOOD GOODS. WHITEHOUSEIo PRY GOODS |g Sale of Men's Bath Robes and Smoking Jackets AT COST We have Just 16 bath robes and 18 smoking Jackets left, and In order to close them all out we place them on sale tomor row at ACTUAL COST PRICES. $20.00 quality for $12.50 $10.00 quality for 6.00 $9.00 quality for 5.00 It.oo quality for 4.75 On sale Friday. See display in our Riverside window. Suggestions for Christmas gifts from our men's department: Neckwear, gloves, handkerchiefs, mufflers, stick pins, links, bath robes, smoking Jackets, suit cases, traveling bags and um brellas. Four great specials in ladies' and children's hosiery and un derwear: Ladies* heavy Jersey ribbed cotton fleece lined underwear, in gray and ecru; worth 50c garment; OOm on sale Friday at C.9C Hoys' and girls' heavy cotton fleece lined underwear; col ors, gray, tan and blue; worth 50c garment; OOm on sale Friday at C.9C Ladies' fine cashmere ho.-c. warranted fast black, double sole, heel aud toe; regular price 35c pair; mm 00 sale Friday at S.<9C Children's fine cashmere hose, warranted fast black, double sole, heel and too: regular price 35c pair; mm on sale Friday at K>wC STRIKE PRICES NO WAGE CRITERION SCRAXTOX. Ta . Doe. 11.—At torney Darrow sprung a surprise upon the strike commission this moruitg tiy calling John Crawford, an Independent operator, to the stand as a witness. He attempted to compel Crawford to give a state ment of prices he received for coal during the strike. Crawford objccte. to answering and Justice Gray sustained the ob- ; Spokane Bank Clearances Today were $319,660 One Year Ago , . . . 285,484 Gain of . . . ,_j 34,176 $3.50 519 Riverside Aye. 518 Sprague Aye. $7.50 quality for 4.50 $0.00 quality for 4.00 j 15.U0 quality for , 3.50 I lection, saying that prices unier such extraordinary conditions could be made no criterion tor flxiug the miners' wage scale. A 12-year old boy was put on the stand and sale that he lost his leg In the mines, but got no pay while recovering. He returned to work mil even then received no money, ss his ..ages were being held by company (or a dci*. incurred by. 'ds iu'.her. PRICE: ONE CENT.