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ITALY'S THREAT. 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 "Washington. 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 limit. 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 ington. 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 mutable law. 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 expedition. 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 clads. 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 justice. 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 Rudini. "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 honest." 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 bail. 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 MISSIONER MORGAN. Arizona Objects to the Indians At tending Schools Set Apart for White Children. 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 quarter. 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 the white. "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 Indian children. "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 at (__rli__e_ "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 utes. 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 left. . "WARRING ATTORNEYS. 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 room. 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 was hurt. Bernhard and Cureton were released on their own recognizance. It is thought the end is not yet, as both are men of pluck. LOOMIS NOTES. A "Placer County on Wheels" to he sent East. 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. Deiter Vice-President. 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. . OLIVE CULTURE. 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 others. DESPERADO CAPTURED. 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 murder. 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 ward morning." 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 was correct. 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 him. 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 Toll-Road. 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 inst. 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. Blood-Horse Races. Sax Francisco, April 11.—The Blood horse Association races commenced here to-day. Tho track was muddy, and tho attendance poor. First race, purso of $400, one mile, Prince's First won, Leh second. Time, 1:01*. 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. Time, 1:21. Fourth race, Winters' Stable Purse, $400, for three-year-olds, seven-eighths of a mile, Sheridan won, Jackson second. Time, 1:3-1$. 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 President. 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 night. 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. Horrible Death. 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 alter. Driving Association. 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. Indian Fandango. 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. Congressman McKenna. 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 of Trouble. 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 the dullest. 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 plished ship-designer." 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. IRELAND'S CAUSE. 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 warring tactions. 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 Jicrald. REPUBLIC ©F MENICO. Bill Before Congress Calling for Seven Cabinet Ministers. 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 on horseback. 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." Insurgents "Winning:. 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 establishment. Sundown Paces. 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, Peerage third. 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. Assassins Arrested. 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. LABOR TROUBLES. UNEASINESS PREVAILS IN TIIE COKE REGIONS. Tho Strike Among- Switchmen on tho Burlington and Quiney. * Spreading. . 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. AT LINCOLN. 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 yet known. AT DENVER. 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. NO. 47. BLOODY ENCOUNTER. 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 Rapids, lowa. 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. sknsaiion.m. sHooTnrch 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 to Grundy. DOUBLE TRAGEDY. 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 against him. .» 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_.