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CASTRO'S RULE ENDS
Venezuelan People Rise Against
MAKE BONFIRES OF FIGTURES
EXPRESS CAH LOOTED.
Government Lottery I Loctid and
Many Stores of Hated Sup
porters Are Gutted.
Caracas, Monday, Dec. 14 (.via Wil
lemstad). Open revolt against Pres
ident Castro and his supporters broke
out here today. Defying the police,
-which was powerless against its num
bers and fury, a great mob raged
through the city It wrecked the prop
erty of Castro's leading supporters
and gathered together ail of ms stat
ues and uictures which could be found
and made a great bonfire of them on
the Boulevard dc Plaza.
Official action deposing Castro
from the presidency is expected at
any moment. His power is prooa
bly ended. s
An enormous crowd of the inhabi
tants of the capital, swelled by peo
ple from the outlying country, gath
ered in the streets soon after day
break. The people began marching
up and down the main thoroughfares,
and it was easy to sec that the ill
temper would result in iolence. The
police stood by and made no attempt
whatever to restrain the mob.
The first building to be attacked
and looted was that of the lottery
monopoly The offices of the state
enterprise that has enriched itself at
the expense of the people were ran
sacked and pillaged. Furniture was
broken and thrown into the streets
and niles of lottery tickets were de
stroyed The crowd then moved to
the Drintinir office of El Consul u
ttonal the organ of President Castro,
of which Gumersindo Rivas is editor,
and pillaged it completely. A steam
laundry belonging to Seuor Rivas was
The crowd then turned its attention
to several drugstores belonging to
Stnor Thielen, a son-in-law of Gen
eral Tello Mendoza. and turned them
inside out. General Mendoza was at
one time minister of finance under
Castro, and one of his staunchest sup
porters, lie is universally hated by
the enemies of Castro and his unpop
ularity and his close connection with
the president accounted for the anger
of the populace against the property
of his son-in-law.
Numerous inscriptions setting forth
the virtues of Castro and extolling his
powers next attracted the mob, and
every inscription was hacked out and
erased. Some of these legends were
carved in the public buildings of the
It was after 1 o'clock by the time
the crowd had got thus far in its dep
redations. It was then that a detach
ment of troops was called out for
duty on the city streets, and Acting
rresiueni uomez issucu a manncjiu
prohibiting further manifestations.
These measures had the desired ef
fect, for the mob quieted down and
MAY OWN STEAMSHIPS.
Government Employes Inspecting Ves
sels at San Francisco.
San Francisco, Dec 17 An inspec
tion board comprising Colonel J. B.
Bellinger, superintendent of the army
tnntnnrt service, and Chief F.ncinecr
John Donnelly and Captain Scott, of
tne transport service, is completing uu
inspection of the steamers Sierra. So
noma and Ventura, of the ocean
steamship line, with the probable pur
chase of them by the government in
view One of the officers admitted
last night that they were making an
inspection of the vessels and would
forward the report of their investiga
tion to the department at Washing
ton The shipping men of this city be
lieve the goernment intends to buy
le vessels for ue in the much-talkd-of
line between here and Panama. Re
cently the government purchased
three vessels at Boston to be used be
tween New York and Colon, and it is
believed the three ships in the Pacific
will link New York and San Fran
cisco via Panama by a government
owned steamship line.
Mexico Buys Canadian Grain.
WinniDeg, Dec. 17. A Mexican
syndicate has sent II. II. Cooper to
western Cana'da to buy an enormous
quantity of wheat and oats for ship
ment to the south on account of a
hitch in the rates for Atlantic sea
norm via New York or" Halifax About
115 000,000 bushels are going via Van
couver. B C Rates of 50 cents per
hundred for wheat and 47 cents per
hundred for oats have been made for.
Pacific ports, the railways refusing to
nuotc an all-rail rate through the cen
tral states. Cooocr says the naM
northern is preferred to Kansas red
Escaped Prisoner Is Ghoul.
Seattle, Dec. 17. George Williams.
the red-haired prisoner who slipped a
handcuff and escaped from Detective
Jack Barck Monday, has been filenti-
iieil as "Kid" Barnett. who mutilated
victims of the Galveston flood in 1898
and escaped a death penalty only
through the tears of a broken-hearted
O. R. & N. Passenger Train Held Up
Portland, Doe. 18. O. It. N. train
No. 1, the Chicago Kxpre, westbound,
was held up by three robbers nt 0:10
o'clock last night eight miles east of
Portland. Kntrancc to the express enr
was obtained by nltro-glyce-rln, and
the express messenger, O. II. Hun, was
compelled to open tho way safe, whieh
The passenger were- not molested
and the desperadoes made good their
escape alter uncoupling mo engino ana
forcing tSo engineer, George K. Don
Ion, to carry them down tho track a
mito or more.
That tho robber got but little for
their trouble was due to the quick ac
tion of Messenger Huff. Warned by
shots and tho uncoupling of the two ox
press ears, m.til car and englno from
tin rt nf Ihrt train Huff mileklr un
locked tho safe nnd taking out packages
containing from $2,000 to 11,000 threw
them into nn obscure corner, These ho
replaced with packages that had littlo
value, which ho grabbed from n, shelf
beside tho safe. It was thce bundles
that the robbers got when they com
pelled Huff to open tho safe.
That tho robbers wero desperate and
ready to kill without compunction was
shown by the fact that they fired on
tho slightest provocation both at Mes
senger Huff nnd the fireman, Mark II.
lion. Neither, man was injured and no
shots were fired at the robbers.
Although the passenger coaches were
not iuvaded, tho occupants were terri
tied during the holdup. The train whs
about one milo west of Clarnie when
Knginccr Doulon and Fireman Hon
wero startled by a command to throw
up their band. Turning, they wero
confronted by threo men, two of whom
were masked and the third had bis face,
blackened. The engine crew had no op
portuuity to offer resistance, and Kb
ginecr Donlon was ordered a moment
later to stop tho train, which ho did.
The moment the wheels ceased turning
two of the robbers left the cab, inking
with them the firman, while the third
member of tho gang remained to guard
t'nder orders from the robber,
bnrked up at air tims with rendy re
v.dvcrs, riremaa Hon omloavored to cut
off the mail and express ears, but was
badly frightened and unable to un
couple the ears speedily enough ta rait
tho robbers, who shoved him aaiJo and
completed the work in a way that
showed them to be thoroughly familiar
with that work.
As Fireman Bon was shoved aside, ho
was left momentarily unguarded, and
ni.sJo good bis opportunity to dash
away from the robbers. As be ran.
however, one of tho highwaymen
turned and fired at him, but misxed, at
though the distance was short. Bon
stumbled and fell a second later, and
this gave the robber opportunity for
another shot as the fireman arose, this
also going wild. Hon redoubled bis
speed and ran to tho Observation ear at
the rear of tbo train, where bo found
Conductor Dunn, with whom he went
to a nearby farmhouse and telephoned
news of the crime to tbe Portland no
The express and mail ears were th-i
left standing on tbo track while the
robbers forced the engineer to carry
them nearly to Mentavilla, where tkcv
were eloso to a street-ear line into
Tbo holdups aro believed to have
boarded tbo train at Hood River, for
that was tho hist stop made on tbo trip
beforo tbo robbery, with the exception
of n short stay nt Bonneville under
special orders to take on a physieUa.
Tho evident leader of tbe gang is de
scribed as short and wearing n dark
mustache. He was masked about Vi
upper rart of tho face with a Iiih i
kerchief. Another of tho robbers wis
a Hwede, who talked brokenly, and
whoso face had been blackened. No
description of tho third member of
the gang was obtained.
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST I
' r ti it- i ' r - ;y; g
Oy Their Aid Farmers Aro Ablo to
Follow Better Methods.
Agricultural methods and practices
are rnpldly changing as a result of the
groat amount of hard, earnest work
that is being done at tho experiment
stations of the country. A littlo dls
eovery is sometimes worth millions nf
dollars, and tho prosperous farmer Is
tbe first to put iu practice now and bet
Alfnlfa has added millions of dollars
to tho agricultural wealth of tho conn
try in the past few Jc-f. nnd this has
been brought about largely by ngrlcul
turnl college men who investigated nnd
proclaimed its HssiMtities.
A discovery of nn agricultural col
lege man iimdo it possible to discover
the robber cow ami to put dnirylng no
a proiiiauio basis.
Improvement in seeds by selection or
breeding has ndded immensely to tho
value of tho field crops of tbo united
State. A day at tho winter course
will show how it is done.
Today we would be without fruit In
this country but for the discoveries
that have been made as n result of long
nnd expensivo work at the agricultural
colleges nnd experiment stations. In
stead of being helpless ngainst the
ravages of itweet pests, the farmer is
master of the situation, and we eon
tinuo to oat fruit.
But for our better knowledge of nn
inml diseases nud thejr prevention we
would be unable to produce animal pro
duets at a profit.
The improvements that have been
made ia methods of soil treatment and
animal breeding and reeding with n
iew ta increased crop ami animal pro
duetion, have been revolutionary.
About n hundred wrlltoa dollars has
been added to the wealth of tbo nation
annually through work at the expert
ment 'Cations Ik developing tne sugar
And nII Ibis is jttt a beginning. The
I work of improvement must gt n, for
tne ierpeiuuy or me nation itepe-mn
largely upon the ability of our farmers
to irr the productiveness of the
ECHO TO BE WOOL POINT.
J. T. Hosklns Estimates Annual Ship
ment of 6,000,000 Pounds.
I'.clm Those who claim to know
say that, whereas something like I,
000,000 pounds oT wool have in the
past been shipped from Hcho. the
scouring mill, which is now thought
lo be assured, will be the means of
attracting fully 3,000.000 pounds of
wool to this place for shipment. J
T Hoskins, one of the largest wool
growers, is confident that is a con
servative estimate, and says furthci
that the establishing .of a wool
scouring mill at Kcho will call for
many other improvements, among
which will lie a shearing plant and
Business of all kinds in Kcho is on
the upward trend The new council
proposes many public improvements
WOLF CittEK PROGRESS.
Growth In All Directions at Oregon's
Wolf Creek Tree-planting has
begun in what is destined to be one of
Oregon's finest fruit sections For a
number of years ranchers above this
property, which comprises over S,70o
acres, tne principal part id Won and
Coyote valleys, have grown fruit of
line quality, but lew ot the best com
mercial varieties have been planted
W. G Smith is now letting 43 acres
to apples, principally Spiticubcrg,
Wincs.iti and Newtown and will plant
3,000 grapes, principally Tokay; also
peaches, pears, cherries and l-.uglisli
walnuts. Several who have purchased
tracts of him will do considerable
planting Kuoiigh will be set of each
kind to insure carload shipments when
the trees come to bearing
Several miners are prospecting
Quartz ledges arc known to exist and
their value will now be determined,
as well as the extent and richness of
placer deposits, and only such parts
will be mined as promise vastly
greater returns than the amc laud
would yield In fruit culture Pur
chasers nf tracts on Wolf and Coyote
creeks will be able to secure consid
erable gold without injury to fruit
and agriculture, as only the present
and old creek channels wilt be washed.
and this can be done with "self shoot
ers'' during low water, at small ex
Field Too Large. I
Princvillc Because of the wide
area he must cover in Crook county. J
and also because he lias no clerical
assistance to aid him in the perform
ance of his duties at the county seat.
R. A Ford, county superintendent of
schools, has announced that hence
forth he will publish his appointments
in advance, the same as do the lipisco
pal bishops in church matters Mr
Fnrd is now compiling his liMt of rive
'" WORKS M CARINF.T
Ollicial FlRiires Compiled on Popular w
Vote ol Country.
New York. Dec 10 -The lolal nop.
ular vote of the presidential candl Til(t SClliClS SUIWlOr KllOX .IS NOW
dates at the last national election was
made known today in an ollicial form
by the tiling of the last of the ollicial
vote, that of Michigan. The total
shows the following votes cast!
Taft, republican, 7,M7,fl7rt.
Brvan, democrat. MM.Isa.
Debs, socialist 44S47I
rhafiu, prohibitionist, 3M.SM.
Ilisgen, independence, R3,1N0.
Watson, populist, 33.H7I.
Gilhaus. socialist-labor. 1331.
Total for all candidates, ll,HM,a.
This grand total exceeds by 1,34 1.
S3 1 the total number of vote cast iu
the presidential election nf two I, when
the grand total was 1:1.110.701
Compared with that election, the
candidates of the republican and drill
ocralic and socialist parlies increased
their vote this ear The reverse Is
true of the candidates of the prohibi
tint), populist and socialist labor par
ties The independence party did nut
fiiuire iu the presidential election four
years ago Taft's plmality over Bryan
was 1211(01, and his majority over
all rivals was 47.1.113.
I he biggest difference in a parly
vote is shown iu an incrrtinc for llryin
of I,3I3,'.M1 over the total vote cast In
ivoi for Alton B Parker, the demo
cratic candidate .Taft received H.ltio
votes more than were polled for Presi
dent Roosevelt iu 1V0I. and Debs rju
4S,3nS ahead of his predecessor on the
FIND BIGGYS BODY.
Sucrotiiry of Stale,
SENATOR HAS ACCEPTED PLACE i
Is Looking for Good War Sec
retary Straus and Wilson
May Bo Retained,
Remains Were Floating In Bay With
San I'm nc i sen, Dec In The body
of Chief of Police Iliggy. who was
drowned from the police launch Patrol
opposite Alcatraz island iu Sail I'rsil
cisco bay on the night of November
30, was found yesterday by the crew
of the freight (rrrylKi.it Transit It
was Floating nil lto.it island, fare up
ward with the arms outstretched
The harbor police were at once noli
articles along this line, setting forth .!. and, procuring a launch. Sergeant
a list of some twenty schools to be , Donovan recovered the remains The
.. . . . - - I..- : r . I .
visited during January
PRACTICALLY STATE OF WAR
Gomez' State of Defense Means Same
Thing to Us.
Washington, Dec. 18. A flurry was
caused in diplomatic circles today over
tne, report which generally ont'oned
that Venezuela bad declared war
against Holland. These reports bad
their foundation in tho dispatch to tho
state department by way or isogota,
transmitting a telegram from Caracas,
saying that tbo government had made
such a declaration. Jt was also pointed
out, however, that the announcement
was based on Vice President Gomez's
declaration that tbe country Is in J
state or defense heeausa Holland had
seized the coast guardshlp Alexin.
Officials profois to see no actual illf
ferenco between a "stato of war" an 1
a "state of defense." taking the ihw
tion that it is a "ease of distinction
without a difference" A renewal of
the demonstration against tbo Castro
administration would not bo a surprise
to tho state department.
Hhould tho feeling against tho presi
dent develop to tbe extent of an open
revolution, tbo stato department. It is
aid, would loso no time in asmnning
diplomatic Intereourso with tho new ad
ministration to the oxtent that so mo
action might bo taken on tbe unsottlrd
claims against Venezuela and the re
sumption of friendly relation.
Money for Coast Line.
Madison. Wis., Dec 18. Tho Wis
consin railroad commission lins ap
proved the Issuance of $ 1.10,000.000 of
stocks by tho Chicago, Mllwaukeo &
fit Paul railroad to provide funds for
its Pacific roast extensions, The road
recently filed notice of the Issuo of
stock with tbe secretary of stnto and
paid a fco of (150,000 for tbe privilege.
Ruling Set Aside,
liugene. The old ruling of the de
partment of the interior, that a per
son who has filed upon a piece of land
under the timber and stone act must
sec tbe land before he can prove un on
it, has been set aside by a decision
In the case ot airs .Mary S Nest.
wife of S. P. Ness, of this city Mrs
Ness brought suit to secure a writ or
mandamus in the court of District of
Columbia to comnel Secretary (sr-
field, of the department of the interior.
to allow her; to (trove up on her tim
ber claim in uane county, without per
sonally visiting the land. The court
granted tbe mandamus, 'overthrowing
Water Users Protest.
Klamath Falls The Klamath Wa
ter Users' association will endeavor to
hold the reclamation service to' its
original estimate of the cost nf wa'er
under the Klamath project, which
was $18.00 per acre The cost nf $30
per acre is regarded as too high, es
pecially by the large landholders wh"
have cultivated but a small portion of
their holdings heretofore 1 bis cost
will cause large tracts of land to he
broken up, and farmers will hold only
as many acres as they can afford to
irrigate. This is what the reclsma
tiou service contemplates in its pIhus
for the settling of the Klamath basin
Poultry Raiser Sells Properly.
Milton I. L. Vinson, the well
known poultryman for many years a
resident of this city, has sold his city
property to Mr. Richards, of Mon
tana. Mr. Vinson is president of the
Walla Walla Valley Poultry associa
tion and has taken great interest iu
the raising of poultry standards. He
is one of the leaders of the prohibition
party iu Umatilla county Mr Vin
son intends buying a wheat ranch in
Franklin or Adams county.
Buying Polk Fruit Lands.
Independence F V Cart dr. an
Ashland binkrr, and William Addi
son, also of Ahlnnd have purchased
for John Roads and Peter Rural two
trncts of fruit land, or a total nf 037
acres This land will he subdivided
and again placed on the market in
Scouring Mill for Echo.
Pendleton Umatilla county wool
men expect to build and ciuiii a $10.-
000 wool scouring mill at Hcho and
have it in operation during the season
of 1009 Plans for the organization
of a company to control the plant
have been perfected in this citv The
management will rest in the hands of
a directorate of sheepmen. 1 he town
of Kcho has donated a site for the
cause of being the center of the dis
trict in which the wool to be scoured
fare is very much tDtlrxured, but the
body has been fully tdenlilicd as that
of the ilcid chief
When the corpse was taken from
the waters it had nn the long coat
ami gloves worn by Iliggy on the
night of his disippciraus-r The watch
which Llncl Iliggy always carried was
stopped at O.rj o'clock So far as
could tic ascertained, there were no
papers in the pockets to which any
significance could be attached, and it
was concluded that if Chief lliuuv had
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lliat location was choirn tie- ',,,. i .r i.i. ..:.i, .- ru i-...
" vaiwti 'ui in ihii iu iiiivC vuiii
missloner Hugo Keil at the lattrr't
home in Belvedere, he had diipnsrd
of it in some manner before he met
There were no marks of violence on
the body, but an autopsy will be held
to assist, if possible in clearing up the
manner nf death The impiest prob
ably will not be held until next week
Turns Over Land Money.
Salem. The governor's office ha
received a warrant from the United
States land department for $00,H70,
which covers the sales nf public lands
in Oregon for the fiscal year ending
June 30, lOOrt. This amount will It.
divided in proportion to the acreage
in those counties
CASTRO WANTS AID.
Endeavors to Effect Alliance
Germany for Protection.
Berlin. Dec In -President Castro.
according to an admission mde today
Schools Show Increase.
F.ugeuc The incomplete school
....Mftiic nf l',t.ti. l,it.a llivt tlt..r Bf.
over 200 "children of school age in!1' "."' f lc German foreign
the city, an increase o over 123 over "'J.'"- " "irc'" ."' a uipiomaiic
the enumeration of last year, when'""'"" wiiereny nermany will sup
the count showed
There are several families yet to cnti
Wheat Blucstcm. OfHRBTc: club.
(ioiSlQIc; fife, OOfffrnc; red Russian,
KSc; 10-fold. Olc; valley. Hie
Barley -Feed, $7 per ton; brewing.
Oats No I white. $31 10 Per ton
Hay Timothy, Willamette valley,
$11 tier ton: eastern Oregon timothy.
$K,.J0fit7; clover, $12; alfalfa, $l;
grain hay, $l3f7D.
Fruits Apples. flcri$ 50 per box;
pears, $KrTl23 per box; grapes. 73c6(.
$1 so per crate; iitiuccs, $ll 23 per
box; cranberries. $lltft 14 40 per bar
rel; huckleberries, lotfjuc per lb ;
persimmons, $ I (ill S3.
Potatoes HOfivOc per hundred;
sweet- potatoes, 'JfiTsIc per II)
Onions $16i 123 per 100 lbs.
Vegetables Turnips, $l!?1.23 per
sack, carrots, $1; pirsuips, $133;
beets. $t 23: horseradish. KtffjIOc per
lb.; artichokes, OOcffMl per doz ; beans.
loc.illc per lb: cabbage, tic per lb;
cauliflower, 75cff$t per doz ; celery
$130 per crate; cucumbers, t2ff2 50
per box; eggplant, lie per lb.; lettuce
7Sc(S"$l ner box; parsley, 30c per dor ;
peas, I2ic per lb J peppers. ISfffr'Oc
ner lb., pumpkins, tfjvl jc per lb; rail
ishes, 30c per doz ; spinach, 2c per
lb ; sprouts, 9 J 10c per lb.; snuash.
ionic ner i : tomatoes, socmji 73,
Butler City creamery, extras. 3(i(f5
37c; fancy outside creamery, 32i33e
per Hi,; store lfNft20c.
Fggs Oregon ranch, 4O0J42U;
eastern, 30(i'35c per doz
Poultry Hens. 12?Pt3f per lb ;
spring, large, 12ftt.tc, small, 13(m)14c;
mixed. 127?t2lc: ducks. HfTTlSc: geese
OrtlOc; turkeys, KiffJlScj dressed tur-
KC VS Sl'fl mm f C
Veal F.xtra. 0!7!10c per lb.: ordi
nary. 7(iThc; heavy, sc.
Pork Fancy. 7lc ner lb : large, oi
Hops -1008, S(?S6Jc; 1007, 2(7fi4ic;
Wool Fastern Oregon, average
best, lOtfDUc per lb, according to
shrinkage; valley, 15(7Jlflc
Mohair Choice, 18c per lb.
AugiMtn, (In., Dee, 10. - President
elect Tuft tonight iiliHiiuneed the np
IHilntmeHt of Henntnr Phtlnitder
Knox ns seerelnry nf ntntn in bis rnl
iHet, The. HHHtmiu'enieHt followed tlm
receipt by Mr. Taft of a telegram run
ve.vuig the Information from Mr Kn.n
Hint he Mvotd accept the office Mr
Til ft wltlimit delay nnmiMlieed (lint tin.
mutter MAS willed. He sld the nhVr
miis rond In Mr. Ivtiiix Inst Huiidny In
New York nnd tlmt "lite tho niter In
had not heard from Mr. Knox until !
da ' telegram.
'I feel that I am In bo eoHgratiilntr I
H neeuilHg the service nf Hemtor
Knox In my cabinet," Mild Mr. Tsfi
"Im neleetlHg a secretary of stste I
wanted, first, a great lawver, nn., e
nnd, a mnii what vsnuld till tho Hililm
eie, nut only kre, but fthrtMd, n iwn
Hkii slnHda mmI pie emle$ly as a giesl
It luted at the, enpltid that Mr
Taft Is laklng fur a man to Ink tlm
war purtfilti who has had Mtlleienl
eixr!cnee tu wurk mI tho rvstrganiss
H.M4 feme put Into fore by Mr Hoot
while he was at tho hefld nf that d
The posltltHt nf ssertnry af mm
metre and labor bus been mentioned !
a very slight extent, nnd In -ins i(ur
ters It U thought pn-tlbln that Heel,
lary Hi runs, wku ftlwt t from New
York, will Im continued In that pui,
fur n time nl lenst
f xeretnry of agriculture it is
prriirllv conceded thst Jnme Mil
on. of lown, lll b continued for it
vear or morn. The nppnlntment "f
Wank II. Illtrbeoek Ik be tilrr
general already has ben announced a
Ilepnrta tkat Heeretary Hoot nnui I
tmn trMen from this cabinet n n-
count nf his Injured knee are nullum
Other than to sksihimk that Kn
bad been aeleeted a,' anerelary of state.
Mr Taft declined to npeak of rahim-l
Regarding the reirt that (leorge W
Wlekershniu, nf New York, would !
attorney general, Mr. Taft sail he had
nut yet determined oh anyone deftnltetA jft
for this place. It Is hla drlr In fl
this 4acn with an administratis)
genius mIhi will renrgnnlre thn depart
ment as well as the I en I phnsea of the
department of comnirfce and labor and
tbe Interstate rammer? ciiihhumiou
CASTRO SEEKS RECONCILIATION
port Venezuela in future international
entanglements in return for such con-l,,,, ' ',,
cessions from the republic at will l- ,1'" "v
liiti sTatsptiiniiu i ltstssi lis-. .1 !.. I "
. iis;iiiinii; in ss- villi y Ills, lWIIIUM
tug influence in Venezuela's cum
Castro, it was also learned today,
wains a ii g loan.
Ilerr Goesch. counsellor in the for
cigu office, visited Castro today and
arranged for an official visit with
Count vou llulow. the German chaii
eellor, and Foreign .Secretary von
Schncn Castro and Hrrr Goesch in
dulged iu a lengthy discussion con
cerning the ctiiiiettr of the proposed
Interview, the president of Venezuela
demanding tint he he received in a
manner befitting hit station This
was promised him, after which Catlro
sent a member of his suite to leave
his cards with Von llulow and Von
P.mprror Wilhclm today scut a cor
dial telegram of welcome to Castro.
Willing to Arbitrate With Francs) Re
turn to Veneiuita Unlikely.
Beilin. Pee 10 There la nn evident
desire uh the xirt nf President Cnatro
Im elTel an arrangement f the nut'
standing illfTieultlea between Venemeln
and Prance He authorised n dipliintai
todav ta make Ike following statement
I "I lelieve it isnsild bn verv easy l
wilt a renewal nf relations lie
enesuela nnd Kriinee by nub
mittinic Ike uuellon to arbitration."
Henur Cnslrti hud a lengthy confer
enen with a prominent representative
of the Herman foreign ufllee. Thn nub
Jeet matter nf thn inervlw is nil
Both Iba Merman foreign office nnd
'Henor Castro dim-redlt the rewrt Ihnt
Venezuela bns declared war n gainst the
Netherlands The foreign ifT"li lakes
the ground that, even if hostilities have
been declared, the declaration eantiot
become effective hemline VmiMiieln is
in no M4itiH Ui carry a enmixtlgu be
ymtd Its own borders nnd llidlniid vvlll
nut exceed the limits uf its retaliatory
course, na nlrondy fixed mid known lo
tho Pulled Htntea.
King Edward III,
London, Dec 10 From sources of
iinoucslioncd reliability it was learned
today that the nival family's nhvsi.
clans nrc deeply concerned over the
king's condition. Tlist F.dvvard him
self realizes the gravity of his Illness
it indicated hv the fact thai be Is r.in
idly unloading many government re-
siionsiniiitics on the shoulders of the
Prince of Wales, The most alarming
features of the king's condition arc
the reappearance of those symptoms
which preceded hli operation in moa.
Castro In France,
Bordeaux, France, Dec. 11. Presi
dent Caitro, of Venezuela, landed here
yesterday from the steamer Guadalupe
and will proceed direct to Berlin. A
representative of the minister of for
eign niiairs wcui aiioarn the steamer
and had a long talk with Castro be
fore he came ashore.
Drink Add and Ola
Manila, Dee. III. Klevm death" hsvo
occurred nnd 13 men nre seriously ill nt
Koltliley chimp. Mindanao Inland, as it
rmult of the men of the eighteenth In
fan try drinking ealuiiibie neld, a veg
etable eiiiiMiiinil extract from thn ea
liimbn runt. An nlflelnl liiviMtlgutliin ia
now being madu by tho military author
llli'H, but nn details have, been given
nut and thn inimea of thn dead and ne
riuimly III will be withheld until an of
fielal report hna Imen cabled to Wnxh
Inulnn. Tlui beverage, It Is learned,
wn served ns "vino," a native- drink,
nt n resort near tho samp on December
Robbers Securo $15,000,
McAlester, Okln Dec 10 The
safe of the First National Innk of Fit
fain Okla . wnt blown oneu with iiv.
namile today by robbers who eicapcd monies and reiirtiKentntlven from all tho
with $13,000 in gold A posse is In office woro In tho procession to tho
joiao,k ui mik untie. iconioiory,
San Francisco Honors Blgfcy,
Han 1'rnncUcn, Dec. 18. Thn remnlins
of former Chief of Pollen William J.
Blt'gy wero burled today In Holy J
CroKH cemetery. Thn services worn "T'"
held from Knights of Columbus hall,
wlioro tho body Inv In ntntn yesterday.
Tho cortegci moved to Ht. Mary's cathe
drill, wheru u hoIviiiii reipilem high nmii
vvriH siild. Bvory policeman who wnn
lint nclunlly on duty nt his post watt
present nt thn funurnl, llioro lining o
bnttiilimi of noven rnmpnnlo Iu tlm
prncesslon, Tho city's department
woro an rinaoii otiring tho fuiiornl cri'