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Vo"UXV. No. 44.
CORVAIiLJS, OREGON, DECEMBER 17, 1902.
B. F. IRVINE,
Editor and Proprietor.
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ENGLISH AND GERM IN CRUSIEES
DEMOLISHES VENEZUELAN V
Shelling Lasted Forty Five Min
': utes Venezuelan Guns : Si
lencedReceipt of News ,t
. in Washington Cas-
tro's Speech r
Other News, i
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I Puerto Cabello, Deo. 14. The
British cruiser Charybdis and the
German cruiser Ven eta bombarded
the fortrees here at 5 o'clock this
afternoon and quickly silenced it
The bombardment lasted for j 45
The fortress is composed of Fort
Solano and, the Castle Libertador.
After the firing ceated the Charyb
dis sent marines to occupy the cas
tle. - The fortress was almost de
molished. It is -probable that only
a f8w persons were injured by the
shelling. The commander of the
Castle Libertador has been taken
prisoner! The cruisers are still
At seven o'clock this morning the
Charybdis and the Veneta arrived
here, eearching for Venezuelan gun
boats. The two cruisers sent their
boats into the inner port, but, find
ing no gunboats, the boats returned.
The captain of the British mer
chantmen Topaz, which was seized
by the mob last Wednesday, then
visited the British commodore on
board the Charybdis and lodged a
protest against the violation of his
ship. The British captain returned
an hour later with a detachment of
50 marines, who took charge of the
Topaz. The populace was greatly
excited at this incident and raised
theory "to arms I" but there was
The British commander theu sent
a message to the authorities at Pu
erto Cabello, demanding immediate
satisfaction for the action of the
mob in having hauled" down . the
British flag from the custom house,
saying that if this satisfaction was
not. forthcomiBg in two hours at o
o'clock the fortress and the custom
house would be bombarded. On the
receipt of this demand, the author
ities sent a message to President
Castro, asking for instructions.
A committee of the merchants ot
-Puerto Cabello then approached the
American consul here, petitioning
him to intervene. The consul' ac
cepted this mission and visited the
cruisers, but he could ontain no al
terations in the decision of the al
lies. . . " !
At 4:45 o'clock a reply was re
ceived from President Castro,- who
authorized the chief official here to
give the British commodore . ample
satisfaction. Before this answer
could be communicated to the A
merican consul, the hour stipulated
for the reply arrived. The cruisers
immediately opened fire on the for
tresB. The fire was returned from
Fort Solano and Castle Libertador,
but the Venezuelan guns were soon
silenced. While the firing contin
ued there was intense excitement
it this port. Every house in, town
The people ol Puerto Cabello can
not account for this precipitate ac
tion on the part of the allies, which
they consider to be proof that Great
Britain and Germany intend forcing
war upon Venezuela. The British
marines propose to make use of the
cannon-in Castle Libertador.,
No damage wa?done to the town.
The excitement of the people is sub
"Puerto Cabello is about 8o miles
west of La GuaymaS the entrance
to the inside harbor is through a
narrow channel not more than a
few hundred feet wide. To the laft
of this channel as. one enters the
harbor, situated on a low sand spit,
is the fortress which was bombard
ed by he. Briti&h and German
" Berlin, Deo. 3. Dr. Passage,
the noted traveler, who has just re
turned from Venezuela, says:
"President Ca3tro is a full blood
ed Indian and : an energetic man
without political wisdom. He rose
suddenly from magistrate of a re
mote village at the feet of the An
des to the presidency, and his rapid
rise made him overconfident.
" "The present situation is due to
two facts: Germany suddenly sus
pended the pressure of the early
part of the year, which diminished
the respect in which she was held
by President Castro; secondly, the
attitude of the officials of the Great
Venezuelan railroad toward Presi
dent Castro. Germany's first prin
ciple' must be not to meddle in the
internal affairs of Venezuela, but
the railroad officials forget this."
Dr. Passarae describes the state
as drifting to certain decay, and as
following a steadily downward
course since General Blanco's pres
idency. The color question plays
an important role in political ten
der cies. The mixed negroes and
Indians, etc, are getting an upper
hand in society and politics.
Washington Dec. 12. The re
quest of President Gastro that
Minister Bowen act as a mediator
with Great Britain and Germany"
is received with favor in Washing
ton, but British and German offic
ials think it comes too late.
The allied powers are explaining
how the Venezuelan ships happened
to be sunk and try to explain it
away. . - .
The plan for settling foreign
claims oh which Venezuela was
negotiating before the blockade be
gan, is published in London.
. The allied fleets hold the ports,
me Venezuelans continue to arm
and fo'rtify the cities, and there are
rumors of an intended bombard
ment of La Guayra.
Caracas, Dec. 14. The news of
bombardment of. Puerto Cabello
caused much intense excitement
here. The population flocked into
the streets and patriotic demonstra
tions continued all. night. An im
mense crowd, whose numbers are
estimated at more than io.ooo,
gathered in front of the Presidents
Palace and called on President
Castro to appear Some of the ora
tors among the crowd having advo
cated reprisals against the foreign
ers resident in Venezuela. President
Castro, in rage at the suggestion,
refused the demands made in the
Citizens The size of nations like
the size of men is measured only
by. their, acts. Those born brave
prove their valor on the battlefield,
not against defenceless citizens who
perhaps, are innocent, are in their
hearts with us, and who aie ashamed
of the infamy of their compatriots.
We will ' seek prisoners for
Venezuelan jails on the battlefield.
Our action will be directed only
against those who come armed.
However great may be our indig
nation, we must behave as a culti
vated and civilized people, espe
cially now.when the most powerful
nation of Europe are behaving like
real savages. I counsel the greatest
prudence in order not to abandon
bur rights, the justice of our cause
and reputation; .
. The good name of Vehezuela
must remain always secure, what
ever emergencies mayarise in the
La Guayra, Venezuela,. Dec. 10.
Great Britian and v Germany
are at war with Venezuela though
they- have dispensed'with a formal
They have seized the Venezuela
fleet and Hhe custom-house at La
Quara, the poit of- Caracas. They
propose to seize other custom-houses
and patrol the coast to prevent
smuRglirig at-other points.
After Seizing the ship they sank
all except one, on which the French
have a claim. They landed parties
and escorted their Consuls on board
their warship. They have seized a
gunboat at port of Spain.
Castro ha3 retaliated by arresting
about 125 British anoT German sub
jects, and alLproperty of subjects of
those : countries. United - States
Minister Bowen procured the
release of " the Con uls and a few
others but the rest are prisopers;
Castro has alao appealed to the
nation to defend the people.
Caracas on Tuesday night was in
tumult, the infuriated people mob
bing houses of foreigner?, stoning
the windows and calling for their
Mexico City, Dec' 12. The silver
question continues to be one of the
great topics of public diecussion.
It is now certain that the silver
miners and farming - classes will
make CDmmon cause against the
adoption of the gold standard.
Meantime all prices are being rais
ed, and thera is much anxiety a
mong the middle classes, especially
wage-earners and salaried men.
The cost of living is considered to
be out of proportion to ineomes.
CLOSED TOWN NOW
PORTLAND, OREGON GAMBLING
HOUSES PRESIDED OYER BY
Julia Dent Grant Dead Passed
-Away in Washington Sunday
Battle Ship Oregon at Yoko- '
hama Laying Pacific
Cable Other - .
' ... ,r News. '
Portland, Dec. i4. Not a gamb
ling device operated in public in
the city yesterday afternoon. v Chief
of Police McLauchlan stationed a
police officer at each of the six
principal gambling houses of the
city, with strict orders that no play
be allowed. This means that Port
land is to be a closed town in
fact and that no games will be run
behind closed doors.
Not a gambler was able to persue
his favorite vocation, unless he re
tired to some private poker-room .
Tired of hearing his force abused
because it did not stop the gambling
and tired of trying to convict gamb
lers before a jury, the Chief of Police
has adopted measures which will,
for a time at least stop all public
gambling. Instead of the crowd of
eager gamesters, gathered about a
faro or rouleite tabfe wagering their
worth upon a turn of the cards or
the fickle bounding of the roulette
ball, a solitary policeman comfor
tably seated in the middle of the
room keeping guard lest the city
ordinance should be broken, was
the sight that greeted the eye yes
terday upon entering any of the
large gambling houses.
Chief of Police McLauchlan was
quotod Friday as saying that he
did not wish to talk but to act. The
gamblers are now all willing to
agree that he has acted and in a
very different Way' than they
thought he would. For once the
cunning evaders of the law seemed
to be completely baffled . and are
frank to admit that if the chief
keeps up his present policy that
they will have to go out of the
gambling business altogether.
Washingtou, Dec. 13. Mrs
Ulysses S Grant, wife of the" ex
president of the United States, is
dangerously ill at her home in this
city. She has been suffering with a
severe attack of bronchitis for some
time, and now valvular disease of
the heart, with kidney complica
tions, has developed and the gravest
apprehension as to the outcome are
A sudden change for the worse in
her condition occurred late last
night, and she grew worse today.
Drs Gardner McDonald and Bishop
have been in consultation during
the afternoon, and Dr Bishop re
mained at the house throughout
the night. '
Telegrams have been sent to Mrs
Grants sons, General Frederick D
Grant. Commander of the deoart-
ment at Texas: Ulysses S Grant Jr.
and Jesse Grant both of whom ' are
in San Diego, Cal., notifying them
to come at once to Washington.
Mrs Sartoris, her daughter is at
Mrs Grant's bedside.
After the physicians 'made their
call, shortly after llo'clock tonight,
it was stated that Mrs Grant was
a little better than she was early in
the day. It was . stated that
she would not survive the night.
She is in very feeble condition and
the severe drain that the bronchi
tis has made upon her system
precipitated an old trouble with the
Mrs Grant spent last summer at
Coburgh, Canada, but her condition
at that time was far from good.
She was taken quite ill in October,
and, on the advice of her physicians
there was -hurriedly brought to
Washington on a special car, arriv
ing here on the 17th of that month
She has been confined to her - bed
most of the time since then, al
though on several occasions she has
succeeded in walking about the
house, and has been out of doors
odc9 or twice. Mrs Grant is about
75 years old. .
Washington, Dec. "14. Mrs
Ulysses S Grant died at her resi
dence in this city at 11:17 o'clock
tonight. Death was due to heart
failure, Mrs Grant having suffered
for years from valvular disease 'of
the heart, which was aggravated by
a severe attack of bronchitis. Her
age prevented her rallying from
the attack?. ' Herd aughter, Nellie
Grant Sartoris, was the only one of "
her children with her at the time of.
her death her three sons,
who have been summoned
here, all being outof the city. There
also were present at the bedside
when the end came Miss Rosemary :.
Sartoris, a grand-daughter; Dr
Bishop, one of the attending phyni- '
cians and two trained nurses. Death,
came peacefully, the" sufferer re-1
taining consciousness practically
to the end. ;
Word has come from Jesse and U
S Grant Jr., two of the -eons in
California, that they have started '
on their way to Washington. The
other son, General Fred D Grant,
is in Texas, and he will hasten here '
as soon as he receives a message '
telling him of his mother's death.
Julia Dent Grant was born in
St Louis, January 26, 1826. She r
was the daughter of Frederick aad
Ellen Wrenshall Dent, Her father x
was the son of Coptain George Dsnfc ;
who lead the forlorn hope at Fort
by "Mad Anthony" Wayne. On her
mother's side she was descended
from John .Wren shall '
Washington, Deo. 13. A cable
gram was received at the navy de
partment today announcing the ar
rival of the battle ship , Oregon at
Yokohama this morning from San
Francisco by way of Honolulu.
She will join the Asiatic fleet in
Chinese waters. The battle ship
Wisconsin has been assigned to the
Asiatic station and. will be fitted
out at the Bremerton naval station
for that service. Her arrival in the
Orient will give Rear Admiral Ev
ans command of three of the finest
battle ships in the navy the Ken
tucky, Oregon and Wisconsin.
San Francisco, Dac. 12. An
unsuccessful attempt was made to
day to lay the shore end of the
Pacific cible. As a result, the big
steamer Silvertown, with the cable
in her hold, is not forcing her prow
through the waves 'of the Pacific
Washington, Dec. 13. A joint
resolution was introduced in the
House today .by Representative De
Armond, proposing aff amendment
to the Constitution of the United
States, providing that the term of
the President shall continue until
April 30 1905. at noon, and th
after Anril 30 at norm shall ha an In
stituted for March 4 as the begin
ning and ending of the tnrmn nf
President and Vice-President and
that the 59th Conerrefla shall and
and the 60 begin on January 8 1907
at noon and thereafter each Con
gress shall begin and end on Jan
uary 8 at noon.
New York, Dec. 15. The Ameri
can's correspondent at Brussels,
As Leopold, the King of the,
Belgains, was leaving the royal
train sLi the station at Laken, two
shots were fired at him, although
neither took effect.
It is not known whether the
shots were fired by an assassin or by
poachers, but in view of the dissat
isfaction with the King that exists
throughout the kingdom because of
of his cruel treatment to his daugh
ter Stephine, the shooting is gener .
ally believed to have been a deliber
ate attempt to kill hiim, and much
excitement prevails. The guards
that surround the king have been
redoubled. . -. . '
Denver. Dec. 13. Tom Fallon,
who has served time in Oregon,
California and Colorado penitentia
ries, was arrested here today, charg
ed with the murder of Charles Boy
vin'in this city October 6. Four
saloons were robbed on that night,
and Buyviu, who tried to escape
from one of the saloons while tbo
robber was doing his work, wa
Ashland. Oregon, Dec. 14. Mrf .
Mary Parham, one of the oldest pi
oneers of Southern Oregon, who h8
lived in this city for the past 30
years, died at her home here tbi-
morning, aged 91 years, 8 months
and 9 days.
. Omaha, Dec. 12. The heaviest -snow
storm of the year began thit
afternoon and .continued tonight.
The fall is general throughout Ne braska
and Western Iowa, ' and in
this city reached nearly the propoi
tions of a blizzard. "