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Prominent Italian Papers Give
NO NOTICE RECEIVED AT THE
Secretary Blame Will Deal "With tho
Questions at Issue Earnestly, But
With Caution and Deliberation-
Baron Fava Sails for His Native
Land-Italy Building More Cruisers.
Special to the Sunday Union.
Rome, April 11.—The principal topic of
conversation to-day has been the latest
report, put in circulation last evening, to
the effect that unless the American Gov
ernment made ;■ speedy reply to Premier
Rudini'a last note. Minister Porter would
be politely requested to leave Rome, and
tho Italian legation be recalled from
Such attitude on the part of the Italian
Government seemed so unreasonable, in
view of all the recent developments, that
last night's report was at first generally
discredited. Many of the newspapers,
however, to-day gave it prominence, and
asserted their belief that it was substan
tially correct. They say that America
will be,allowed until April 11th to reply.
The original report fixed to-day as the
The original source of the report seem
to give it increased plausibility. This
Bource, it is learned, was a prominent
member ofthe Chamber of Deputies, who
is an ardent supporter of Rudini, and
believed to .--hare his confidence.
Whether or not the Premier has actually
decided already upon the extreme course
indicated, it is unquestionable that this
course is under discussion in high Gov
ernment circles, and meets with favora
) •;• lillllent.
It may be that the deputy who started
the report supposed a decision had been
reached, when the subject was really only
being considered, and it may be that the
report was j-i \en out to test public opin
ion before the Cabinet should commit
itself absolutely to the grave step.
Dispatches firom America hint that
s. cretary Blame has already prepared his
answer, and that it is thought likely he
has already sent it to Rome instead of
through the Marquis Imperiali.
NO NOTIFICATION RECEIVED.
W .shin.-ton, April 11. — Secretary
Blame was indisposed to-day, and con
fined to his room by an attack of gout.
In the course of the afternoon the Presi
dent walked over and consulted with the
Secretary respecting diplomatic matters
that may require action during the Presi
dent's approaching absence from Wash
It is now a matter of positive knowl
edge that the Italian Government has not
sent to tins Government, or any of its
representatives, a notification that a re
ply is expected to the Marquis Rudini's
note within any specified time. It is not
customary In diplomacy for any nation
to undertake to dictate the date of the
correspondence coming from another
nation, and had Italy adopted this course
it would certainly be regarded with um
brage by our own Government, and
would excite great surprise among diplo
mats of other nations, whose customs are*
regulated by unwritten, but almost im
As stated in Secretary Blame's letter to
the Marquis Emperiali, the Government
of the United states proposes to deal with
the questions at issue earnestly, but with
caution and deliberation. The Depart
ment of State is not contenting itself with
a specific-inquiry into the history of the
antecedents ofthe New x Orleans victims.
It proposes to show the Italian Govern
ment the extent ofthe evil of unrestricted
immigration firom which the Cnited
State- is now suffering, and this purpose
sitatesa plain dealing with the char
acter of a considerable element of our
population, which has largely been re
cruited (irom Italy. So some interesting
statistics are in course oi preparation,
that will touch with blunt directness
upon the number of murders and out
rages committed in recent yean in the
United states by members of the Mafia
and o.hi c secret Italian organizations,
and upon vendettas that are Imported
into the United States to the disturbance
of peace, and involving the peace of our
taxpa-f ers in the prosecution of the male
factors. Time is required to compile
these tacts, and the department will take
the necessary time.
In high ollicial circles there has been no
• hange iv opinion that tbe New Orleans
matter is being manipulated in Italy to
influence Italian politics.
__G MORE CRUISERS,
ROME, Aniil 11.- Notwithstanding the I
enormous deficit in the Italian Treasury
and the murmuring ot the tax-payers
against the heavy burden they are a_r_
compelled to bear, tbe Italian Govern-j
ment has begun the construction of four
tils' , ; : ,_s cruisers, work upon which will j
be pushed to completion with all possible
A ______• AT 82. _______>.
Paris, April ll.—ln spite of the feet
that the French press for a few days dur
ing the Italo-American Imbroglio placed
themselves under the suspicion of favor
ing the side of Italy in the bone that the
Rome Government would injure itself
and weaken the mil.tary and naval j
strength ot the country by going to war ]
with the United states', the Figaro prints
a violent article against England from
the opposite point of view. The article
England of being master of the
: an egotistical and brutal policy, In
she is now covertly inciting Italy to
Wi r with America, in order that she may
»-'■< it;.ni the capacity of the Italian iron
TIIK BARON SAIL*-.
Nl - Yokk. April U.—Baron Fava. the
Italian Minister at Washington,
Baih d for Europe this morning.
FIRING o\ iilK AM KUI( AN (______
*t< V Y. , April 11.—Prat Post,
G. A lay appointed a oommi
to investigate the Italian outrage at I. c
fevre Falls, where several italiana, em
ployed at the cement gurry, hoisted the
American Hag and riddled it with bullets
In retaliation for the New Orleans trag
edy. ' Ister County veterans are deter
mined, it possible, to bring these men to
ITALIAN* PRESS VIKWS.
New York, April IL— L 800 <V Italia
has the foUowing editorial: "It is now*
nearly a month since the Italian Govern
ment sent its nrst note to the Cabinet at
Washington, asking for an equitable and
immediate reparation for the Italian citi
zens cowardly murdered m Se~ i Orleans.
Harrison and Blame, before the Minister
who brought that formal and per
emptory note of the Marquis Di Rudini,
shod in an admirable duet of American
ised buffoonery, tears of sorrow on the
j. or % ictinis. but. in conclusion, to Italy,
insulting and violating the existing
treaties, they gave no other satisfaction
than Presidential ami Ministerial tears.
l.nt treacherous tears, those ofthe Amer
ican Ministers included, aro not current
on the Italian market.
"The most cunning Blame, having once
dried up ins obligatory tears, thought that
the facts of the New Orleans outrage
could be settled in an easy and friendly
mauuei-. But the -New Orleans outrage
THE SUNDAY UNION.
could not be so slightly put aside. The
slaughter at New Orleans, and the be
havior of the Washington Government,
have raised in all Kuropeau Cabinets an
awful question. The United States signed
the treaties with us, but when the occa
sion came to put them into action they
said they could not consider them, as
they were bound by private engagements
to their States. Can this ambiguity and
violation of the covenants last? All En
rol >c has backed the note of Marquis Di
"A recent cable dispatch has proven to j
the American Government that the j
Italian Cabinet is not joking, and that it
is quite equal to the occasion in this
emergency.* The United States must
learn that to hold her position amongst
civilized nations it is not enough to have
millions of dollars, but it is necessary as
a lirst condition sine qua non to be
FAVA STILT, MINISTER.
New Yokk, April 11.—Dr. Roversi, of
II Progre.ts:o Jtalo-Aincricano, stated to
night that he had been authorized by
Baron Fava to state lor publication that
he was only going to Rome on "leave of
absence," and that he is still the Italian
Minister in Washington. Dr. Roversi
lurther stated that he believes Secretary
Blame is "a most smart politician," but
in this affair he has been altogether too
tricky; that his policy exceeded the lim
its of diplomacy. Referring to the re
cent dispatches from Rome, the doctor
said lie believes them fictitious, or else
sent either by Frencli newspapers or in
spired by the Vatican.
THE CHICAGO ELECTION.
Littlo Progress Made In the Count by
the Canvassing Hoard.
Chicago, April 11.—The Board of Elec
tion Commissioners met to-day for the
purpose of taking up the canvass of votes
cast at tho city election Tuesday. The
board proceeded to hear evidence in the
matter ofthe alleged misconduct of Den
nis Sheehan, one of the Judges of Elec
tion, for whose arrest a warrant was
issued yesterday in behalf of the Chair
man of the Republican Campaign Com
mittee. S. H. Harris, ono of the Repub
lican judges, testified to Sheehan's break
ing into the box after it had been locked
and sealed. Harris said that he was in
formed there was a conspiracy to destroy
the ballots and poll books.
Sheehan testitied the whole trouble
arose from the fact that Harris wanted to
run things to suit himself, and did not
propose to let the Democratic judges have
any voice in the matter. He admitted he
broke the box with a hammer, but said it
was with no intention of fraud.
Tho investigation was then laid over
until after the completion of the can
vass. Meantime Sheehan was locked up
in jail, but subsequently was released on
The board then turned its attention to
the canvass of votes. After going over
the First Ward, revision in certain pre
cincts wm objected to, and the board ad
journed until Monday morning. The re
sult in this ward, as canvassed, showed a
loss of twenty votes by Cregier, of five by
Washburn, and of two* by Harrison.
EDUCATION OF INDIANS.
A PERTINENT LETTER TO COM
Arizona Objects to the Indians At
tending Schools Set Apart for
Special to the Sunday Union.
PH-EHTX (A. T.), April ll.^Several
months ago Indian Commissioner Mor
gan addressed a letter to George W.
Cheyney, Superintendent of Public In
struction of Arizona, asking if Indian
children could not be placed in the Terri
torial public schools, the National Gov
ernment to pay a tuition fee of $10 a
The Arizona Republican will to-mor
row publish Cheyney's reply, bearing
date of February 16, ______ in which he
says: "Outof 167 schools in the Terri
tory but thirty-live responded to the cir
cular letter sent theiu containing your
communication, and only six favor tak
ing Indians into the public schools. The
whole thing was answered in a nutshell
from Mojave County, whose reply reads:
'We have too much respect for our chil
dren to think of educating them in such
mixed schools. No white person familiar
with the Indian's habits and his manner
of living could consent to have his chil
dren ('(lucated in this way. The Indian
children are low in habits, wear little or
no clothing, except a breech-clout, and
are very filthy ana lousey.'"'
Continuing, Cheyney says: "You are
at the head or a particular branch ofthe
Government charged with the can* of the
1 n______ 11 is welfare occupies constantly
yonr attention, but you suggest a plan
thai would not result in the elevation of
the Indian, and would result in lowering
"In the Hampton ficriew, in an article
credited to you, you ascribe to the Indian
ail ofthe virtues ofthe highest dvilixation
and say thai he only goes on the warpath
when his stock is stolen, his women and
children shot down and his men mur
dered. Can it be possible that you would
permit the budding infant minds of these
poor victims of the white man's avarice
and barbarity to mingle with the cubs of
tiie oppressors? Would not thero be
danger of our instilling Into them someof
our own fiendish proclivities? We might
teacli them to steal, He, debauch and
murder. No. Mr. Commissioner, your
plan is not a feasible one, and in propos
ing it you show ignorance of our stand
ards and aims.
"We have no desire to found a race of
'squaw men,' nor to encourage a mania
for Indian miscegenation, now applauded
and practiced In certain prominent [n
diancircles. In your own city you pro
vide separate schools for the "negroes
and whites, yet the negro is Infinitely
superior l«> the Indian. Imr children are
BS dear tO us as yours, and 1 dare say you
would not dream of suggesting to the
mother of your children that she turn her
babies over to the companionship i^' such
naked, dirty barbarous and diseased
little pieces of humanity as tho Arizona
"The records of our settlements teem
with stories of rapine and murder in
fiicted by Indians. Onr Territory still
suiters. At the present moment, within
fifty miles of Tombstone, where I w rite,
a band of your gentle wards are depopu
lating the country, led and generaled by
an Apache named Kid, who was educated
"I am fully aware of tbe fate of this re
port, and that you will regard it as an
other evidence of antagonism to the In
dian and in opposition to ins advance
ment, which you have determined to be
lieve exists in the West, and which you
perpetuate and intensify by every means
In your power. Our years of trial, peril
and loss have tauulit us a lesson we
would have you learn—teach the Indian
to submit to tho source of control, and
punish him f<>r crime as you would a
white man for the same offense.-'
The Stanford University.
Eakk Forkst (111.), April 11.—Professor
Ferdinand Sanford, incumbent of the
Jacob Beiller Chair of Natural Sciences
at the Duke Forest University, lias re
ceived a call to the Chair of Physic-sin
the new university founded by Senator
belaud Stanford in California. 1 ...lessor
Nan ford will resign his position herein
J uue to accept the offer.
SACRAMENTO, CAL., SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 12, IS9I.
KILLED IN THEIR CELLS.
Masked Men Avenge the Murder
of the Frederickson Family.
TWO FRESNO ATTORNEYS ENGAGE
IN A STREET DUEL.
Tho Opening Dny of tho Blood-Horse
Association Races Poorly Attended
—Fruit Growers In Placer County
Preparing to Send n Traveling Ex
hibition of Their Products Through
out tho Eastern States.
Special to the Si-nday Union.
Sf.ai.and (Wash.), April ll.— At 1
o'clock this morning thirty or forty
masked men appeared at the County Jail
and demanded that John Rose and John
Edwards, murderers of the Frederickson
family, be delivered.
Tlie guard, "William Brown, refused to
open tbe door, when the leader of tho
mob threatened to throw a dynamito
bomb into the jail.
The guard then became frightened and
opened the outside door, lirst tiring his
pistol to give the alarm. lie was taken by
live men into the woodshed and detained
until the tragedy was over. Brown says
that seven or eight shots were tired.
John Rose and Edwards were found
dead after the crowd retired.
Sheriff Turner was asleep at his house.
The afhur did not take over twenty min
No attempt was made to force the iron
cage, although a sledge-hammer was
found in the jail, where it had been left.
It is supposed the men were shot down
in their cells. Tho Sheriff and Coroner
just passed through here. A Coroner's
jury will be impaneled at once.
Everything was conducted in a quiet
and orderly manner.
It will be remembered that Hans Fred
erickson and wife were murdered in Pa
cific County a little over a year ago and
their bodies buried in a pig-pen. John
Rose, John Edwards. George Rose and
Edward Gibbon were arrested and
charged with tho crime. All were con
victed except Edward Gibbon, who was
acquitted. The convicted murderers
subsequently obtained a new trial. A
few weeks ago George Rose escaped from
jail and has not yet been apprehended.
The Coroner's jury was chosen as fol
lows: W. B. Tavlor, William Rathbone,
R. P. Ifabershank. Frank Jewitt, R. EL
Espy, Isaac Wheildon. They will await
the arrival of Prosecuting Attorney Eg
bert, from South Bend, who will not get
here before to-morrow.
Edwards was killed by a bullet enter
ing his left cheek, coining out at the back
ofthe neck, severing the vertebrae. Rose
received four wounds, one through the
hip, one through the chest from tho
front, one through the top ofthe head,
and one through the chest from right to
They Eneapro In a Street Duel, But
Neither Arc Injured.
Fresno, April 11.—This alternoon tho
ease of the people against Clyde Boulden
was tried for petit larceny. Tho defend
ant's mother, a respectable woman, was
present. Emil F. Bernhard, Deputy Dis
trict Attorney, denounced Mrs. Boulden
as a lady unworthy of belief. W. H.
Cureton, defendant's attorney, took the
position that Mrs. Boulden was the only
witness in the caso wort by of belief.
While commenting upon Bernhard's
remarks, Cureton was struck by Bern
hard over the head with an inkstand. He
was knocked senseless, and when he re
covered everyone had left the court
Cureton came down-stairs and found
Bernbard, who was just stepping from a
street-car. There is some dispute as to
who tired the lirst shot, but it is believed
that Bernhard pulled the first trigger.
Four shots were exchanged, as Bernhard
lied into a livery stable. Neither party
Bernhard and Cureton were released
on their own recognizance. It is thought
the end is not yet, as both are men of
A "Placer County on Wheels" to he
Loomis, April 11.—A meeting of tho
farmers of Loomis and vicinity was held
here last night, and Loomis Alliance No.
4 was organized by J. S. Barbae, National
Organizer of the Farmers' Alliance. A.
Rider was chosen President, and G. A.
A mass meeting was held here to-day in
answer to a call of the Board of Trade,
Board of Supervisors and Directors ofthe
<'itrus Colony, who attended in a body.
The meeting Was ordered to make arrange
ments to send East a "Placer County on
Wheels." Tho plan presented was unan
imously approved. A resolution was
passed guaranteeing the Board of Trade
fifteen thousand dollars to pay the ex
penses of the same. A subscription paper
was started and signed by nearly all
present, and a committee of seven was
appointed to canvass the county.
Persons Interested In the Industry to
Meet and Organize.
San Francisco, April 11.—The organi
zation of the olive oil producers of the
State will soon be effected. A law in
tended to prevent tho adulteration of
olive oil was adopted by the last Legisla
ture. To aid in the enforcement ot this
law, and to suggest means for its ade
quate operation, an association of inter
est, d persons is to be formed. Repre
sentatives from all parts of tho Shite will
be present at the initiatory meeting,
which will be held in the rooms of the
State Board of Horticulture on next
Thursday at 10 o'clock. The following
olive oil producers have been invited to
attend: Edward Cooper, Santa Barbara;
Frank A. Kimball, National City; (.en
eral .John Bidwell, Chico; Judge J. C.
("ray, Oroville; E. E. Goodrich, Santa
Clara; Colonel George P. Hooper, So
noma; J nan Qallegos, Mission San Jose;
JT. E. Wolskiil, Winters; Charles A.
Wetmore, Livennore; J. P. Smith, Liv
ennore; Mrs. Emily Robinson, Auburn;
William Pfeffer. Bos (iatos; T. J. Hague,
Jr., Santa Barbara; ,'uy E. Groose.
Santa Rosa; A. Flammant, Napa, and
A Noted Nevada Bobber Arrested and
Sent to _____
Wkm.s (Nev.). April 11.—After a week's
ihase, Deputy Sherill" Hall to-day brought
in a desperado named Cass Austin, whom
he caught in the Goose Creek Mountains.
and Judge Conger promptly sentenced
him to six months in the Elko jail. Aus
tin and another desperado named Dove
have for a long time been robbing settlers
and sheepherders ou the borders of Idaho,
I tab, and Nevada, and making raids into
Teooma, Toano and other unprotected
towns, terrorizing the inhabitants by
knocking them down with six-shooters
and shooting into their houses. They
came into Tecoma two weeks ago and
perfectly riddled Bellinger's Hotel, while
the proprietor and three of his children
were very low with pneumonia. Dovo
escaped into the.mountains.
THE OLSEN CASE.
More Testimony Connecting the De
fendant With the Murder.
Merced, April 11.—Mrs. Olsen, mother
of August, was recalled this morning.
She reiterated her statement of yesterday
that her son returned to the ranch just
before 10 o'clock on tho night of tho
Jones, the man who notified her of tho
murder, was then placed on the stand and
said: "Mrs. Olsen told me on my arrival
at the ranch that August came home to
He acknowledged, however, that she
flUked very broken English, but he was
sure ho understood her.
August Olsen took the stand and said
his evidence read yesterday to the jury
All>ert Ingalsbe then said that ho was
at the ranch the day after tlio murder
and examined Ivctt'.s books. ITo found
Selme credited with §200 and $300 still due
Walter and Richard Trasper were ex
amined this afternoon. They said they
traveled over tive miles on the LaGrange
road, coming to Snelling, between (J and
7 o'clock on tho night of the murder, and
did not meet Olsen. This is the road that
x ilsen said he traveled on that night, and
that he met no ono on the way.
I_AKE COUXTT ENTERPRISE.
Company Organized Do Build a New
Lakeport, April 11.—Articles of in
corporation were filed to-day with the
County Clerk by the Highland Springs
and Squaw Rock Toll Road Company.
The object ot tho company is to build
and operate a toll wagon road, telegraph
and telephone lines, and to acquire the
right of way and other property neces
sary for such purposes. The capital stock
is $15,000, $10,600 of which has been sub
scribed and a per cent, paid into tlie treas
ury. The Directors are R. D. Merritt, J.
W. Boggs, J. D. Stephens, J. H. Jamison
and Hon. J. H. Renfro.
The proposed road is to run from High
laud Springs, Lake County, to a point
near Squaw Kock, in Mendocino County,
on the San Francisco and North Pacific
Railroad, and is twelve miles long. The
timber is all cut oil" the route, the grade
slakes set and grading will begin the 26th
Mr. Stephens, the heaviest stockholder
in the enterprise, owns a ranch at Squaw
Rock, the end ofthe road, and will donate
ground to the railroad company for depot
grounds and switches.
IN THE CLUTCHES OF THE LAW.
Two Japs "Who Seriously "Wounded a
China .vomsui Capturoa.
Madera, April 11.—The two Japs, who
shot and seriously wounded an aged
Chinawoman at Herndon, while attempt
ing to rob her last Tuesday, were cap
tured to-day near Athlone by Constablo
Green and Deputy Mullery of Madera,
and Marshal Yokum of Merced. Con
stable Green received word that tho Japs
were in the neighborhood, and sent Dep
uty Mullery to Merced to scour tlie coun
try southward, while he went north on
the train. Near Athlone the two parties
met and caught si.-ht ofthe .laps, who
laid down. Tho larger Jap attempted to
run away, though the oliicer had him
t covered with a gun, and he was pursued
'and captured by Mullery after a half-mile
chaso and several shots hud been fired.
The prisoners were brought to Madura,
and will be given a preliminary trial be
lore Justice < 'haries next week.
The wounded Chinawoman is in the
Fresno County Hospital. At last accounts
she was expected to recover.
Sax Francisco, April 11.—The Blood
horse Association races commenced here
to-day. Tho track was muddy, and tho
First race, purso of $400, one mile,
Prince's First won, Leh second. Time,
Second race, Tidal Stakes, for three
year-olds, one and v quarter miles, Rin
fax won, Eodovic second. Time, __:is).
Third race, three-quarters of a mile,
selling, Mamie C. won, Applause second.
Fourth race, Winters' Stable Purse,
$400, for three-year-olds, seven-eighths of
a mile, Sheridan won, Jackson second.
Fifth race, one and a quarter miles, for
three-year-olds and onwards, Racine
won, Marigold second. Time, 2:181.
Invitation to tho President.
Victoria (B. C), April 11.—Mayor
Grant to-day telegraphed President Har
rison the following dispatch:
The Council of the city of Victoria, B.
C, having learned that you intend visit
ing in the near future the State of Wash
ington, have requested me to extend an
invitation to you to do this city tlie honor
ot becoming its guest betore returning to
the East. John* Grant, Mayor.
Should President Harrison accept this
invitation it is understood that a British
warship would bo detailed from gEsqui
malt and placed at the disposal of the
city to convey President Harrison from
Puget Sound to Victoria. A hearty wel
come would be accorded tho American
Ex-Governor Waterman Worse.
Sax Dikuo, April 11.—Ex-Governor
Waterman's condition varied considera
bly during tho day, but to-night he was
reported very much worse. This morn
ing he was resting easier, and it was
hoped the crisis was over. This after
noon ho again become feverish and rest
less, and his vitality was very low last
Dr. Huntington, the attending physi
cian, has been at the sick man's bedside
during the past three days, and is doing
all that he can to break lip the disease.
Sheridan, April 11.—An accident oc
curred at Sheridan this morning which
resulted in tlie death of an employe of
McMahon's circus, which .was en route to
Marysville. The man was sitting in the
side door of the elephant's car wheu the
train was being side-tracked. The car
being larger than an ordinary one,
reached to the platform, and before the
unfortunate man could extricate himself,
he was horribly cruslied, dying shortly
Lathrop, April 11. — The Lathrop
Driving Association organized hero
yesterday with a full Board of Directors.
D. XV. Staekpolo was elected President,
Joshua Cowell, Treasurer, and J. W.
Graves, Secretary. The track will be
ready for driving about the 20th inst., and
will bo tho finest winter track in the
State. A contract has been let for build
ing the out-buildings aud stalls.
Weet_s (Nev.), April 11.—About 1,200
Indians, principally Shoshones and
Snakes, and representatives from nearly
every tribe from Colorado to Oregon, are
holding a big fandango at this place.
They gave the town quite a lively appear
ance, every street and business house
being thronged with naked savages.
SrisuN, April 11.—Congressman Mc-
Kenna and wife arrived home this even
ing on the delayed overland train*
"THE PEACE OF EUROPE."
Russia's Actions Arouse Suspicion
PRINCE FERDINAND THE OBSTACLE
TO RUSSIAN AMBITION.
Tbo Insurgents in £liile Now Control
All the Northern Section of the
Country as Far South as Copriapo—
Tho Government Troops Fleeing
Toward tlio Frontier of Bolivia.
Special to the Sunday Union.
Nkw York, April 11.—Smalley, in his
London letter to the Tribune, say: That
ominous heading, "The Peace of Eu
rope," has begun to reappear in the pa
pers. It is seldom used except when
there is fear that peace may be broken.
This time, as so often before.it is Russia
who rouses men's fears. If sho
wished to pursue unobserved.her plans
for a new campaign in tho Balkans, she
had better have held the hands of her
agents who murdered Baltchefl" week be
foro last. The people may look on idly at
tho movements, or reported movements,
of troops, but a planned political assas
! sination, with the Prime Minister as the
intended victim, engaged tho attention of
Telegrams from Vienna, Sophia and
other central points show that the excite
ment in theso quarters continues. Ru
mors of fresh plots abound. Prince Fer
dinand, the next after Stamboulolf, is
deemed the chief obstacle to Russian am
bition, hence a sensible suggestion that
the Prince should designate a successor
to the throne. j
If tho powers could make up their
minds to confirm Prince Ferdinand's
election, that would be still more useful.
It would be done, if Germany would
consent, but Germany still waits on Rus
sia in Eastern politics. Russia in the
meantime is believed to be continuing
her preparations for war, which she in
tends to choose her own time for begin
ning. Troops are moving southward and
westward, and reports of concentration
on the Galilean frontier are rather more
precise and hostile than usual.
Alarm is freely expressed lest Austria
be caught napping, The German Em
peror believes in peace, but the German
Emperor has convinced himself that no
body can fire a shot without his lea\ c. It
does not occur to him that others may
have a different opinion, or that guns
sometimes go off of themselves.
Naval experts in England have for
some time been aware that an attempt
toward an American navy was in pro
gress. The English public is just begin
ning to take an interest in this effort.
The interest is stimulated, perhaps, by
that Italian talk about sending Italian
iron-clads on a trip to New Orleans.
The Times prints an account of what is
politely called "the new American
navy," and discusses it editorially. The
editorial is worth attending to, because it
is the work of an authority in ship
building, whoever he may be.
He thinks it right that the United
States should have a navy. He admits
handsomely that we have "distinguished
even the glorious naval traditions that
we are renowned for the novelty and au
dacity of our mechanical inventiveness.
We are, however, going aheard rather too
boldly and light-heartedly, building
ships which, good as they are, do better
on paper than in water. The best of
them, indeed, wo have copied from
English designs. Growing tired of this
state of dependence, we are now- trying to
improve on our cruisers. Secretary
Tracy believes that the equal of the In
diana, Massachusetts and Oregon, three
sea-going coast-line battle ships, what
ever that may mean, does not exist. It
is treated skeptically. The Brit on is
commonly skeptical about other people's
merits. He will not even agree with
France that the armored cruiser, No. 12,
popularly known as the Pirate, is "ab
solutely without parallel," nor that she
could catch the Teutonic;. He more than
hints that at least one-English cruiser,
the Blake, could catch the Pirate.
White, the Chief Constructor to tho
English Admiralty, expressed a critical
opinion on the home technical points about
the Pirate, and asserts Avith confidence
that whatever her builders may allege,
only so much weight can be put on board
tor so much displacement. He adds: "I
fear cynically that the laws of nature will
not alter, even to oblige the most accom
There are criticisms not less distrustful
in spirit, yet they do seem to think that
Secretary Tracy is getting somo pretty
good ships built, and England will be
quite ready to borrow from him when he
has anything new to lend. No nation
now has a monopoly on new ideas.
in the reichsrath.
Vienna, April 11.—Emperor Francis
Joseph opened the session of tho Reichs
rath to-day. His Majesty, in his speech,
dwelt upon the desire for peace mani
fested throughout Europe. He said all
the European Governments had given
him assurances which denote that peace
was the most essential object of their en
deavors. This, he added, combined with
the friendly relations now existing be
tween the Powers of Europe, justifies the
hopo that peace will prevail for many
years to come.
Harrington Willing to Arbitrate the
Differences in tho Irish Party.
London, April 11.—In an interview to
day Timothy Harrington said he was
satisfied with the resolutions passed Fri
day by the Irish National League of
America at tho council in Cincinnati, in
regard to the interchange of views be
tween Parnell and himself and the Presi
dent and Secretary of the League. Har
rington declared that he and Parnell
would be glad to receive any suggestions
from the American Executive Com
mittee, and would welcome any assist
ance from America with a view to arbi
tration to settle the existing troubles in
the Irish party and effect a reunion ofthe
PEACE DISTURRERS ARRESTED.
Drni.iN, April 11.—A host of Crown
witnesses against the I'arnellite disturb
ers of the McCarthy ite meeting were ar
rested at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday
for refusing to attend the court proceed
ings. The arrested witnesses include
clergymen, poor law guardians, the Coro
ner and Tuliy, editor of tho Roscommon
REPUBLIC ©F MENICO.
Bill Before Congress Calling for Seven
City of Mexico, April 11.—-A bill be
fore Congress calls for seven Cabinet
Ministers, to be called Foreign Affairs,
Interior, Justice and Public Instruction,
Communication and Public Work, Fi
nance, Public Credit and War and Ma-
There are many rumors of Cabinet
changes. It is believed that the present
Secretaries of War and Justice will be
changed, giving tlie President the right
to make four new Cabinet appointments.
Exportations aro increasing, and sta
tistics show more goods aro being im-
ported^ from tho United States and less
from Europe than in former years.
Private telegrams received from Cen
tral America state the political volcano
threatens an eruption. Tho details aro
expected by Monday, as they are being
brought to the frontier by a messenger
An Enormous Reservoir Discovered.
Paris, April 11.—Advices from Oran
are to the effect that an enormous reser
voir of water, 120 feet below tho surface,
was discovered at El Golea, a small cara- i
van station in the midst of tho Sahara*
Desert. The discovery was made while
workmen were sinking a well. The
shaft already gives forty gallons of good,
clear water per minute, and the amount
can easily be increased. The discovery
is of the highest importance, and wiii I
tend to develop the caravan trade. This
is t!u-lirst time water lias been found at
so slight a depth in tho Sahara.
The Pope Greatly 1 'leased.
Rome, April 11.—Right Rev. A. J.
Glorious, D. D., Bishop of Appolonia and
Vicar Apostolic of Idaho, was granted an
audience by tho Pope yesterday. His
Holiness mado a number of inquiries,
warmly and kindly, in regard to tho In
dian situation, and was greatly pleased
upon being informed of the kindly feel
ing of tho Protestants towards the Catho
lics in Idaho and elsewhere, ln conclu
sion, his Holiness said: "God will bless
people so Inspired by sentiments of jus
tico and liberty."
Iqui _UE(via Galveston., April 11.—Tho
news has just been received here that
Arica and Tacna havo been captured by
the insurgents, and that the Department
of Tacna is in tho hands of the Congress
party, who now control all -Northern
Chile as far south as Copiapo. No light
ing has occurred, the Government forces
fleeing toward the frontier of Bolivia.
Tho Australian Fed era tion.
Sydney (X. S. W.), April 11.—Tho
Australian Federation Convention re
solved that the draft ofthe Constitution
which it has been considering be sub
mitted to a convention in each colony,
and if approved the Imperial Govern
ment will De asked to take steps for its
London, April 11.—This is the third
and last day of Sandow n Park Club's
second spring meeting. The race which
excited the most Interest was the Mon
mouth Hunters' steeple-chase. Blood
stone was tho winner. Champion second,
Arrests at Argentine.
Beenos Ayres, April 11.—Chief Ad
miral Sober and several Generals who
signed the maniiesto against the Mitre-
Roca coalition, have been arrested and
imprisoned for so doing.
Sofia, April 11. It is believed tho as
sassins of Beltcheff, the Bulgarian Min
ister of Finance, are now in the power of
Stambouloll, the Prime Minister.
Families in a starving Condition.
Halifax, April 11.—A dispatch from
King's Cove says that2oo families are in a
condition of actual starvation.
UNEASINESS PREVAILS IN TIIE
Tho Strike Among- Switchmen on tho
Burlington and Quiney.
Special to the Scnday Union 1.
Mount Pleasant (Perm.), April 11.—
Uneasiness prevails among the cokers to
day. It was expected yesterday's con
vention would settle the strike, but a res
olution to continue the tight has had a de
pressing ejfect. The convention is still
in session and hopes are entertained that
a compromise will be effected. The
Eighteenth Regiment left for home to
day, leaving the Tenth Regiment on duty.
One thousand men are said to be ready to
return to work at Morewood next week.
The arrest of rioters still goes on. At
least 200 informations are out and over
one hundred arrests havo been made.
The strikers' convention wound up this
evening. Mass meetings are to be held
daily at the principal points in the region.
Stirring addresses are to be delivered, and
strong ellorts made to bolster up the
drooping courage of the strikers. On the
question of remaining out there was a
unity of expression, though nearly every
delegate present hoped for an early con
ference and satisfactory settlement. This
seems a very remote possibility, however.
The operators will mako no overtures for
a conference, and tho men have deter
mined not to.
The convention passed resolutions de
claring that they were law-abiding citizens
and orderly delegates, and counsel the
men to keep within the bounds of the law-;
also criticising Captain Loar severely.
The coke companies will make a general
effort to resume Monday morning, and
lively times aro expected. More eviction
notices were served on the strikers' fam
ilies throughout the region to-day.
TnE MINING STRIKE.
Pittsburg, April 11.—The proposed
miners' striko for the adoption of the
eight-hour day, to be ordered three weeks
hence, is the chief topic of discussion in
industrial circles. About 140,000 to
1.50.000 men will bo aileeted. There are
not that many men actively engaged in
mining coal, but that number will take
part in the demands. The threatened
strike will more directly affect the States
of Pennsylvania and Ohio.
THE BERLIN*iTON STRIKE.
Omaha, April 11.—Only twelve Burl
ington switchmen have struck here, and
their places have been filled without any
serious trouble. The strikers visited the
yards to-day and persuaded two new
men to quit, but no violence was at
tempted. The strikers state that they
struck because they wero denied the
right to join the union. Ono man stated
that Yardmaster Davis had said lie had
received orders to hire no union men.
The yardmaster positively denies this.
Lincoln (Neb.), April 11.—The strike
of the Burlington switchmen in this city
is not apparently causing much trouble.
Officials of the Switchmen's and Train
men's Brotherhood in this city were con
ferring all day, with what result it is not
Denver, April 11. —Tho striking
Burlington switchmen at this point are
only about twenty-five in number. The
grievance is the same as that which
caused the strike at Lincoln and Omaha.
The officials assert that the places were
all filled to-day, ami freight is being
handled promptly. The strikers, how
ever, declare that tho company has only
one switch engine at work, operated by
the yardmaster and assistants.
A GENERAL STRIKE MAY BE ORDERED.
Chicago, April 11.—The officials of the
Burlington road say there is no reason
for apprehension that the strike on the
Western lines of the system will extend
to Chicago. It is evident, however, that
the managers are anxious to conceal any
apprehension they may feel. The Su-
Sremo Council of the Order of Railway
Employes will meet hero Monday, and it
is understood the advisability of ordering
a general strike on tho Burlington sys
tem will be considered.
j Crazed With Drink, a Man Fatally
Stabs Three Persons.
THE MURDERER SHOT DEAD BY
ONE OP HIS VICTIMS.
i Sensational Shooting in tho Corridors
of a Hotel at Tallahassee, Fla., Over
Charges of Boodle Used In tho Sena
torial Coutest —An lowa Mnn,
Crazed from tho Grippo, Attorn]....
to Murder His "Wife at Cedar
Special to theSt-NDAV Union.
Little Rock (Ark.), April 11.—Partic
ulars havo been received of a bloody en
counter near Reno, Lawrence county,
resulting in the death of four persons and
the serious injury of one other. In a
drunken passion, Jack Cassidy fatally in
jured his wife. Wm. Smith, interfering
to prevent further brutality, WW stabbed
to the;heart. Alfred Skinner, owner of
the lumber .-amp, took a hand, and was
fatally stabhed by Cassidy. Before fall
ing, he drew a revolver and shot Caaaidy
dead. A stray shot struck a OOlored man,
inflicting a painful wound.
Tallahassee (Fla.), April 11.—Thero
was a sensational shooting this afternoon
at the Leon Hotel, s. s. Harvey of Pen
sacola, one of the workers for Dunn in
the Senatorial contest, accused J. 1-;. Alex
ander of Delande of circulating (Use
stories about boodle, etc. Alexander
inquiried it Harvey meant to call him a
liar, and upon receiving an affirmative
reply punched Mr. Harvey in the fa.o.
Then both men drew revolvers. EL W.
Clark struck up Harvey's revolver as ho
tired, and Alexander then ran, followed
by Harvey, who fired two shots. Al
though the corridors were crow .led with
people, noue of the shots took effect.
Alexander says his pistol would not
work. Both men will havo to appear iv
court on Monday.
CRAZED WITH LA GRIPPE.
Chicago, April 11.—A dispatch from
Cedar Rapids. lowa, says: 11. .Jansen, a
farmer living near cloves, while tempo
rarily insane from la grippe attempted to
kill his wife. Rev. Schmidt and l>r.
Symington came to her assistance, when
he turned upon and beat them both
badly. He then ran up-stairs and re
fused to cotne down until the in xl day.
A party at one time attempted to go uj.
and capture him, but the leader's skull
was fractured by a piece of wood thrown
by Jansen, and the man will die. Jansen
tinally quieted down and has been taken
Cleveland, April 11.—News was re
ceived to-day of a double tragedy in Polk
Township. James Markham, an aged
farmer, was found with a bullet-hole in
his head. His wifo lay near him with
a bullet wound in her lord.cad.
She died soon after iho neighbors
arrived. The story told by one of Mrs.
Markham's sons would indicate that the
woman was killed by her husband, and
that he committed suicide. The neigh
bors think it was a double murder. The
Coroner is investigating.
TItAUKUY IN MEXICO.
Eagle Pass (Texas), April 11.—Word
has just been received of a tragedy near
Lerdo Tuesday evening. Juan Koder
iques, clerk, with a driver and porter,
started in a wagon with express matter
from the Mexican Central station for the
company's otlice at Lerdo, three miles
distant. On the way they wero attacked
by a band of robbers. The driver w;_s
instantly killed and Roderiques died
soon after. The porter was wounded.
The robbers secured only S-00.
TWO MEN KILLED.
Cincinnati, April 11.—By the fall of a
wall along tho west side of Race street,
corner of Fifth, this afternoon, where
stone masons were laying the foundation
of a building, two men wero killed and
several painl'ullj* but not seriously hurt.
NEW 'I.M MI--I.ATION LAW,
Steamship Auents Given to Understand
That It Must be Obeyed.
New York, April 11.—The steamship
companies have finally awakened to tho
realization that the new immigration law
is to be enforced. Yesterday a meeting
ofthe representatives of all the principal
steamship lines was held to consider tho
situation. Colonel Weber was present.
The Steamship company agents made a
point that tho lines were under contract
with such passengers as they took to land
them in this country, and If the people
were not allowed to land tho companies
were liable to action for breach of con
tract in the countries trom whose porta
the steamers sailed. Further, they said
they had no facilities for restraining those
immigrants from lauding who hud ieen
placed on board their ships for return to
the ports whence they cama, They also
doubted their legal right to restrain any
person from going ashore who insisted
upon doing so.
Iv reply Colonel Weber said that the
law was not made for the benni'it of tho
! steamship companies but for the benefit
j of tho country, and that it was tho inten
tion ofthe law that companies bringing
improper immigrants here should suffer
trouble and loss. If the companies exer
cised proper care as to the class of immi
grants their steamships brought to these
shores, there would be no trouble for any
one, but the Government did not propose
any longer to allow steamship companies
to bring the refuse of Europe hero, and
foist upon the Government all tho
i trouble and expense of detaining and re
turning such peoplo. The law is ex
plicit, and it must be obeyed or tho com
panies must take the consequences.
The agents then said they would will
ingly take the debarred immigrants back,
if they could be detained at the largo
office pending the time for the sailing of
tho steamer on which they wero to be re
turned, and a committee" was appointed
which Avill wait on Colonel Weber Mon
day to propose some plan of compromise.
JaOS Angeles Criminals.
Los Angeles, April 11.—Frank Glen
cross, who beat Martin Reagan to death,
but who was found guilty of simply as
saulting, with means and intent fo do
great bodily harm, was sentenced to-day
by Judge Shaw to pay a line of $100. Tbe
punishment is really greater than it
seems, as Glencross has been ruined
financially and otherwise, as ' a result of
his fatal encounter with Reagan.
Ex-Assemblyman J. W. Damron, after
lying in jail for over six weeks, was to
day released on §6,000 bail. There aro
tivo charges of forgery still pendiug
An Unfounded Rumor.
New York, April 11.—A report was cur
rent to-day that President Harrison had
died. For some timo considerable of a
sensation was created. The rumor grew
from a curious source. This morning the
Tribune, in honor of its fiftieth, anni
versary, issued as a supplement a fac
simile "of the lirst number of that paper,
which contained an account ot the death
of the first President Harrison. Careless
or ignorant readers transferred the news.
to tho present Pret.idc.n_.