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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
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.
G. L. Ido, the popular deputy
United States marshal, has resigned
md will be appointed custom audi
tor at Port Townsend at a salary
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
The house occupied tho forenoon
in the consideration of election
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
ON TO WASHINGTON!
iTRUST AGENT WILL GO TO WASHINGTON TO OPPO9E ANTI•TRUST' LEGISLATION. — NEWS
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
]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
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
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LOWEST PRICE STORE IN SPOKANE FOR GOOD GOODS.
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
Four great specials in ladies' and children's hosiery and un
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
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
One Year Ago , . . . 285,484
Gain of . . . ,_j 34,176
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
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.
PRICE: ONE CENT.