Heppner gazette. (Heppner, Morrow County, Or.) 1892-1912, March 29, 1892, Image 4

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Iflfl DeUflHK 061 liUUirUYBi&J P-GHUC-ia;
Snch a Thing Possible.
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English Newspapers Think Harrlsoo's Ac- j
(loo Is Only a Bluff, and an Elec
tion Appeal to Voters.
W.usiusiiTON, Mar. 25. The navy
department authoritieB hardly know
how far to go in the line of extraordinary
preparations until the international oor
reflionilence with reference to the Beh
ring sea dispute bears a more conclusive
aapect. It will hardly be the policy of
the department to concentrate a heavy
force of vessels in Retiring eea, for even
if hostilities should be precipitated by
an exchange of shots in those waters,
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me war woum nut i " j
l,r., tf u .nmnro.l tl.nt. I Wi. !
dent Harrison has been given by the
Russian minister assurances that the
Hussian government will co-operate with
this government in the matter of pro
tecting seals in Behring eea, and that to
the four men-of-war would be added a
fleet of Bix Russian ironclads now at
Nellher Till Country Isor Kngland Can
Alrord to k to War.
!mN Francisco, Mar. 2.5. Rear-Admiral
Belknap deprecates the idea that
any serious international trouble is im
minent as a result, ol the liehring sea i
difficulty. is hardly probable," lie
nail), "that, two great countries will be-!
come involved in u war, or even in a se
rious complication, over a few fishing I
vesselR in liebring sea. 1 think the
whole matter will bo arranged with moro
or less amicability. There may lie some
little friction, but it. will hardly he at
tended with momentous consequences.
The I :nilcd States and England, as also
Russia, thoroughly appreciate the situa
tion, and recognize the fact that their
jtiutual interests necessitate a diplomatic
Adjustment of the controversy. I think
ihat. the settlement, whether it is made
sooner or later, will lie peaceful, and no
belligerent action on either side need Iib
General Thomas A. Ituger said : "I
have had no official intimation of any
call npon the military forces, and with
regard to the situation in the Behring
sea I can only give an Individual opin
ion, and that' is that, they have not got
through with the talking part of the bus
iness yet. War between the I' sited
Mates and England would be, without
doubt, the greatest military problem the
world of modern times has ever known.
Ixiok st I he immense mutual interests
existing between the two nations, to
which the whole sealing question is but
an a drop in the bucket, and I think you
must be convinced that, the uttermost
mid last thought of resort would be a
declaration of war. It is true England's
navy is the largest and strongest in the
world, but in the event of hostilities
breaking out the I' nited States has com
mand of money sullicient to make her
own navy nearly equal to that of (treat
Britain at a short notice. As to the
army, I think wo are more than equal to
any army she can put, into the Held. I
think any trouble of this nature is very
far off ami very unlikely to happen over
the lieliring sea question."
I'll Lio.'don Star (live Kullhlnuy Nome
(lootl Advice.
J.oNtiuN, War. 25. --The War, winch
yesterday approved of Salisbury's atti
tude iu declining to assert to the prolon
gation of themodus vivemll, has changed
its views and today advises Salisbury to
renew the modus Vivendi. In the house
of commons today, In the matter of the
reply to the request for information as to
the latest communications from the
United Stales on the Behti.ig sea ques
tion, l.owther, parliamentary secretary
of foreign affairs, said that the reply to
Great Britain's mile to the United Siu'es
was still under consideration. He said
furthermore that, the foreign ollice had
nothing from Washington conrtiniing
the telegrams published in this morning's
papers that tho United States committee
on foreign relations had recommended a
ratification convention.
Mrs. (iorcrllor Itrown Itescuts might in
Her lllicnlly.
Annapolis, Mil., Mar. 25. Governor
Itrown has been u resident of the execu
tive mansion at Annapolis for several
months. After one or two receptions it
was announced that no more would be
given (or some time. It now appears
that they were discontinued because of
petty jealousies and rivalries engendered
among the ladies who had been regarded
us social lenders, and who were unwilling
to awanl thai position to Mrs. Brown.
The feeling has broken out into open
war, and the local papers have taken
eides. The tempest bigau to gather at
the first Saturday afternoon reception.
Invitations were sent out, hut scarcely
any one attended. Meeting Rome voting j
eoctety people afterwards, Mrs. Brown
pleasantly chitted them for not visiting
Iter that evening, and invited them to
call on i er reception day. When they
called they were met, by a servant w ho
expressed tho hostess' regrets that she
couid not receive and requested them to
call on the following Saturday. Nearly
all did call, but they were turned away.
It is said that Mrs. Brown look this
means to avenge the slight put upon her
at the first reception, and that she and
the rest of the family were looking
through the slats of the blinds enjoying
the discomfiture of the visitors.
IToperl) W'orlli Unit n Million Sol.l for
Forty llolliim.
Nkw Yon, Mar. 2f. A dispatch from
Denver yesterday told of a sale lor stor
age of certain baggage hold by the len
ver .t Uio Crande railway in that city.
Among other things sold were seven
lioxes, which Albert Tool bought for if 10.
I'pon opening them he found deeds for
mining claims ami certificates of stock in
I'emisvlvania oil proorties, the face
value of which is about WO.UitH. The
paiM'rn are the property of Colonel Henry
Altnian, now living in New York. Col
onel Allman said last night that be did
not believe the paiierB had any such
value as their face represented; but the
lioxes and all their contents were his
property, upon which he had paid stor
age until aliont four years ago. The
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property moieu cuunicieu mum prtnuuui
Lril.t. ,i,i..i ..,o nf .nl,l1.ml,l in-
trinslc' value and of Bieciul value to
himself. Colonel Altaian said that on
learning yesterday ot the sale, no nau
consulted Major Wagner, the secretary
of the road, aud the secretary had tele-1 ar() Htartling. Forged paper to the ' mitted Brow n and Gonzales to enter,
graphed to Edward Jetlrey, president of j amount ot sixty thousand dollars was ! Castro, who was asleep, was amused and
the road in Denver, to recall the gixnle I iliucoveriHl hikI K. K. Page, the ht., c( : tohHo dress and awiwpany them. This
on account nf an existing contract for S the liank, is missing. The assignee svs ! proceeded to do and Brown and Gon
slorage made years ago. Culonel Alt-' the liabilities wllUiiii)nnltooveriiiW tioo. ; j''l their gang outside while
man said the sale had been made prob- j Castio was getting iuto his clothes. His
ably through the ignorance of a new An African Kiim ieal. I wife, feaiing trouble, closed and locked
freight agent, and he aatltipated noi London. Mar. 25. King Saekity of the door behind them, and refused to
ditheully in getting the goods back, j Croboe, West Africa, an important ally j open it when ordered to do so by the ruf
because Albert Pool, who had bought of the British, is dead. . flans. Without further ceremony they
the lot was an old friend, and thus he :
felt the property was in honest hand. j
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The .MnaBer of the Carleton Opera Co
,,, Make.a Kool ol Himself.
Lorisvn.i.E, Ky., Mar. 25. With
blood streaming from a wound over the
right eve and h'.s face cut 111 several
otlier places, J. K. Murray, the leading,
late last night, closely pursued by W. r. ;
Carleton, the treasurer of the company.!
or'aition "wiliie hiKer!'' w. "i 1
Carleton, iB in New York. There has
been tnuble between the company anil
the manager, and last night in a qnariel
with Murray Carleton struck him in the
eye. The quarrel was about one of the
ladies, Miss Wisdom, who, it is alleged,
has too much to cay in ngard to the
management. Just after tne curtains
had fallen Murray approached Carleton
and complainad that, Mips Wisdom had
entirely too much voice in the control
I of the company. Carleton replied with
a blow that sent the blood streaming
! from Murray's face. A s.c.'neshifter eepa-
rated the combatants and they retired
! to their dressing-rooms. The entire
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t-Omp,Uiy, It IS BSlfl
has been dissatisfied
with young Carleton's management, and
several have left since the company
came to this city. It is stated that Mr.
Murray and his wife, who is one of tlio
leading ladies, and is known to the
pubhc as Clara I.ane, will withdraw at
Melbourne Takes It Contract to Produce
Three Storms.
Ei. I'aso, Texa, Mar. 25. Frank
Melbourne, the rain wizard, and ids
brother arrived in El I'aso today from
Hermosillo, Mexico, whither they went
under contract with the state of Honor
to produce rain. Mr. Melbourne said
that his contract allowed him sixty days
in wiuen to pnxiuce mree BioiniH ai Toou
eacn. ine committee appoinieu oy me
government would not allow him to one
rate until the 2d ot March, live days be
fore hia contract expired. He then be
gan bis experiments, and between the
3d ami tith one and one-quarter inches of
rain fell. As soon as the clouds began
gathering the committee ordered him to
discontinue, as a natural rain was com
ing. He did not receive a dollar for his
experiments. A committee of El Paso
citizens is trying to raise money to enter
into a contract, with Mr. Mclbourno for
rains throughout the season, to cover
western Texas, southern Mexico and
eastern Arizona.
A ml lleluseil to Live With Her lltiidiand
When He Took to rroachllil.
Cluvki.a.nd, Ohio., Mar. 25.- The Rev.
Frederick von Schluenboch, pastor of the
Schelilein Christian chinch, was granted
a decree of divorce from bis wife today.
Von Scbleuenbach hart, an international
reputation as an evangelist, and he is
known throughout Germany as the
founder of the Y. M. C. A. in Berlin.
When 111 years lie enlisted us second
lieutenant in Company B, New York
volunteers. While stationed at Wash
ington he met ami married Ccleetine
Fuerle, a society lielle. They lived to
gether in Texas for many years. Sehlii
enbach went to Berlin in 1KH.8 and wrote
to his wife to join him there, hut she re
fused. He came home and received a
call to Cleveland. His wife also refused
to accompany him there. She said ithe
had married :m army captain and not a
preacher, and was determined not to live
with him again.
A I'rugy Ainu KiiIhoh t'tilu in the .MiaitU
Mpit MliilehollHO.
Jackson, Miss., Mar. LTi. When the
legislature was assembling this morning
a crazv man named Bryant took posses
sion of the slalehousw Tor an hour, and
ran things to suit himself. Several offi
cers came to arrest him, but with a big
knife in each hand he dolled them, nnd
furiously cursed the legislature, ile
finally ran down the steps and into the
street, hundreds of people, including leg
islators and state otlicials, lleeing before
him. After getting out of the crowd
three policemen knocked him down and
lauded him in jail. He was recently dis
charged from tho asylum as cured, but
will be returned.
Tne snlt.on xe i'alilni:.
Uw Anoim.kh, Mar. 2n. E. H. Hewitt,
an employe of Wells, Fargo & Co., re
turned today from a trip to Yuma. He
made the following statement about the
Million sea: 'The water at Button is
steadily falling, the average decrease
being ono-oightli of an inch a day. It is
now at about the same depth as it was
four months ago, beioro the heavy rains
commenced. Rain and the melting snow
on the mountains' caused the water at
that lime to rise about twelve inches.
The salt .manufacturing company began
taking out salt on Monday. This will
continue unless another unexpected in
llow should occur.
The ltl(r Hoirnr llenl.
l'liii.Aiiui.riiiA, Mar. 2.rj,--Tlio utmost
reticence in regard to the details of the
deal is stili maintained at the I'hiladel
phia refinery, which is believed to have
been absorbed by the sugar trust. The
price paid for the Spreckles retinerv is
said to be between ifo.ODO.IKlO and $7,
OOll.OiHI. It is reported that Harrison,
I' razier A Co., are to receive $10,000,0110
in cash, and not to be paid the price of
their refinery in sugar trust, certificates.
No Evidence to II. 0.1 lllio.
San I'liASi iMi o, Mar. l'.". Captain 11.
II. Williams, of the ship Frederick Bil
lings, charged among other things with
manslaughter for muking no attempt to
save the lives of five oi Ids sailors who
wore washed overboard and drowned
when six days out from New York, was
discharged hy United States Commis
sioner Sawyer this morning, the evidence
not lieing sllivient to hold bin.
Allltl-ellltttrt Will I'no rolrt'iu.
l'.titis, Mar. 2.i. (ieneral Iiesbastas
this morning says that the anarchists
responsible tor the recent dynamite ex
plosions have resolved to use poison for
the destructive work, instead of dyna
mite, which has caused but a trilling loss
of lives. Itvnamiters have been experi
menting to discover a poison which
could cause death without the risk of de
tection. A Baniple poison was found
during the search of the lodging-houses.
New Hank for Montevideo.
MoNiKViiiKO, Mar. 25. A bill for a
new bank, with a capital of ifS,000,0O0,
has passed the legislature. The prinei-
h ic : VnVrTnvS m . Zosi , r " "X
can issue small
notes to within 40 per
cent of its
apual. It... expected ill.
bank will restore
public confidence and
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danger ol A
lorced currency
j ""w ver"''J;
a nuikliioii Failure.
: Ci.uv:;nNi, Mar. 25. Today's
; 0Pnients in the I'aiuesville Iwiik failure
Silver Advocates Dismayed at the Weak
ness of Their Cause.
Tlie lmmi of tb9 Sea Qustlon
Causes a Full Attendance
the Cabinet Meeting.
Washington, 'Mar. 20. Silver advo
cates are sadly demoralized by the weak
ness their cause Iwtrayed at last eve
ning's proceedings of the house. They
have all along been confident of a ma
jority of thirty or lorty. Bland will at
once appeal to the committee of rules to
set span a ilay and hour for further con
sideration of the silver bill, thus cutting
oirall intervening motions and forcing a
vote. The anti-silver people will also
appeal to the committee of rules for per
mission to oll'r motions, first, to substi
tute an international congress; second,
to recommit; third, to postpone till
December next ; fourth, that a vote be
taken first on the minority report for an
international monetarycongress. Oppo
nents of the bill claim that this would
he simply protecting the rights of the
Ttie Seriousness or the liehring .Sea Oues
tlon Causes a Full Attendance.
Washington, Mar. 25. The serious
ness of the Behring sea situation is
shown by the attendance of Secretary
Biaine at the cabinet meeting today
notwithstanding his recent illness.
It is
other inemlitrs w ere all present
practically settled that the warships.
Charleston, Baltimore, Boston, York
town, Adams, Hanger and Mohican,
and the revenue vessels Corwin, Bear,
Rush and Albatross, will be assigned to
duty patrolling tiie sealing grounds.
It, is understood that a decision was
reached that the government await a re
ply from Lord Salisbury to the presi
dent's last note before proceeding on the
assumption that the English govern
ment will not co-operate in measures
for the protection of the sealing industry.
A Lout Millionaire IToiimt.
Nkw Yokk, Mar. 2o. Edwa'd Delima,
the young New York millionaire who
disapiieared January 5, has been heard
from at laat. His brother-in-law, Chas.
Delima, has just received a cablegram
from a friend in Paris, saying: "Safe
and will write." That was all, but it
was sufficient for the present, and the
family is content to wait for a iuU expla
nation by letter.
Kngllli I'roMd Comment.
I.oNuoN, Mar. 2n Press comments on
President HarriBun's reply to Lord Salis
bury in regard to the modus vivendl, gen
erally regard the situation as becoming
critical, though nothing worse than a
deadlock is looked for. The general im
pression is that President, Harrison's at
titude is nothing more than an election
appial to those voters who love to see
(I rent Britain insulted.
The Wort In Over.
Sr. I'cTKitMU'Ku, Mar. 25. The Ollicial
Messenger says the provinces allected by
j the failure of crops are now provided
j with sufficient food to keep the inhab-
itants. till may, and the seed for the next
Bowing is also assured. The Bum of
1,000,000 rubles has boon granted for the
purchase of feed for draught cattle.
Utoting Conl Miners.
London, Mar 2"i. Riots at Hepburn
colliery in Durham, growing out of at
tempts of the striking miners to force
the onginemeii to join the strike, were
renewed today. The houses of mine
officials and enginemen w ere stoned anil
several occupants severely injured. The
rioters were di persed by the police.
At.trnutlng Attention Abroad.
Bi;iij.iN, Mar. 25. The discussion by
the American congress of the silver ques
tion has attracted much attention in
tlerinany. Newspapers and nearly all
financiers agree m the belief that free
silver will he a bad thing for Ibe I'nited
A Htiicitle in l'ovtttiml.
PoiiiLANi), Oregon, Mar. 25. While
in it lit of mental aberration W, J.
Bickett this morning committed suicide
by shooting himself through the heart
with a pistol,
Klnir Tulirinio Wants Tliem Placed t'ntler
American Protection.
San Francisco, Mar. 21.---The object
of tho visit to the United States of King
Tubrimo of the Gilbert islands, and who
is now in this city, baa just come to
light He slates that he had long de
sired the protection of the United States,
and wanted to raise the American flag
over the Cilbei t islands. With that end
in view lie came to tins country, but had
seen such wonderful Bights since his ar
rival, and was so lost in bewilderment at
the novelty, immensity and magnificence
of everything that met his ee, as com
pared w ith his native land, that his real
purpose had been for the time completely
lost flight of. He said he would like very
much to go to Washington to see the
"king" o this country and have a talk
with him. lie was confident they could
easily come to satisfactory arrangements.
But be IhinkH now he cannot make the
journev lie is obliged to return home
in a week or two bv the same vessel on
which he came and will have no time to
make a long trip, lung Tubrimo says he
does not like either the German or En
glish people. He does like the Ameri
cans, and feels that his country would be
in a much better and more prosperous
condition if under their protection. The
king says that if the Uuited States will
accept the proposition he will in turn ac
cord all reasonable courtesies and privi
leges, lie will give the United States a
coaling station in the harlmr of the is
lands where be reigns, and keep it. iu
gooit repair at all times. He will also as
sist in promoting the commercial rela
tions between the two countries. His
friends have agreed to lay all hie propo
sitions before the authorities at Washing
ton. Ml Kill i:t 11 IIV KI'rTIANK.
A Mnn Sliot to Ilia Own Holme Willi, nit
I revocation.
Ei. I'aso, Tex., Mar. 24. Another niur-
I !.. emitted in the Bosque
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! Alb(Srt 1!riW11, ari,118 mHii, Eduardo
Ortega and irginio Gonzales appeared
at the Castro house at an early hour this
morning and demanded admittance.
' Castro's w ile opened the door and per
'ji'.n u ii .it. i y....J,
began shooting thfoagh th8 door. At the
first volley Castro gave a cry and fell to
the floor mortal!? wounded." No canoe is
assigned for the killing. Sheriff Hille- j
brand today raptured all of the parties i
but Gonzales, who it is feared has en-
caped into Mexico.
The President t'en Pretty Strong I.n- I
ffuitge la AddresHtiifc NallRlmry. J
Washington, Mar. 23. The Behring j
sea corresondence was laid before the !
senate in executive session at noon. The
reading of Salisbury's note refusing to
consent to a renewal of the modus Vi
vendi ad making a counter proposition,
was received with ill-suppreasedirritation ;
by the senate. Tho note is evasive and I
equivocating. The president's rejoinder
broadly hints that Salisbury has not met
his overtures in a straight-forward man
ner, insists on a renewal of the modus
Vivendi without reference to insignificant
or irrevelant conditions, and closes with
the stirring assertion that, if Great liritain
declines to assist in protecting the seals
during the arbitration ho will proceed to
enforce laws and exclude poachers from
Behring sea, even if the military fori of
the United States is required to accom
plish it. The note created a sensation
in the senate. After half an hour's dis
cussion the correspondence was referred
to the committee on foreign relations.
Seftttle'H leluoerntlo Mrtynr AVants All
New Men In.
Seattle, Mar. 21. The new adminis
tration has commenced "turning the ras
cals out," Chief of Police Bolton Rog
ers was suspended for thirty days this
morning and C. H. Thornton, former
chief, was appointed in his place. No
specific charges have as yet been pre
ferred against Rogers, who says he will
not be put out without a struggle.
There are forty-three democrais and
about thirty-one republicans in the tire
department, and the public seems desir
ous that Gardner Kellogg, present chief,
should be retained. Mayor Ronald said
today he would make no change unless
an improvement can lie made. The
democrats are already considering the
wisest, course to pursue, in order to get
rid of "Whitechapel," and in every way
seem desirous to keep their campaign
TO I'ltllTKCT Tills SUA IS.
The Corwlu and the Allmtrohs l.eikve lor
Alaskan Woters.
Washington, Mar. 22. The ii.struu
tions to naval oifieers assigned to vessels
intended for the protection of the seal are
not yet wholly complete, but it is evi
dent that the operations of the vessels
will this year be extended not only to
Behring sea, but alao to waters within
tho thiee-mile limit along the entire
Alaskan coast of latitude 55 to Emmiik
Pass, south of Behring sea. Nearly 25,
0(H) Btala were caught in these waters last
year, The reve'niu veesi-ls Corwin and
Albatross have already gone to AluHiiurj
waterR and will soon be followed by the
Rush anil Bear and several naval vessels.
The Silver 11111 Still Ileum Ularnwil in
the House,
Wasiiinoton, Mar. 21. -The galleries
were again packed when the silver de
bate was resumed, and there was a very
lull attendance on the part of members.
Bland announced that he would postpone
a motion for the previous question till 5
o'clock this afternoon, giving an oppor
tunity for greater deiiate. Williams
opened the debate in favor of the bill.
Wasiiinoton, Msr. 2-1. The senate
committee on foreign relations decided
this morning to recommend a ratification
of the Behring sea treaty.
HoUien of Mluers Lost In a Disaster Nearly
Two YeArs Ago Recovered.
DcNiiAii, Pa., Mar. 24. Twenty-three
bodies of miners who lost their lives in
the Hill Farm mine disaster on June 10,
!8tii), were brought to the surface for
burial today. Six more unfortunates
cannot be recovered until all the water
is pumped out. The bodies were con
torted in ghastly Bliapes, indicating that
tho miners had sutlered most horrible
torture before deatli : Owners of the
mine have expended a hundred thousand
dollars in accomplishing the rescue of
the uodies.
The Itodles of Three Men Found H
kly Mutilated.
ItiiAzoitiA, Tex., Mar. 21. All the
lower coast country is stirred up over the
finding of the bodies of three men in
Bernard river horribly mutilated and
each of them bearing the marks of foul
play. Ten days ago a party of live, one
a Mexican, was Been in the vicinity pros
pecting. The Mexican was their guide.
Their wagon was found near the river
burned except the ironwork and a piece
of the body on which was the name of
the owner. It is thought the prosectors
were murdered by the Mexican and
a white partner. The country is armed
seeking for the susected parties.
Trial of the IVIIe-Mnrderer.
l'i:itrii, West Australia, Mar. 24.
Hearing in the case of Deeming, the
wife-murderer, was resumed this morn
ing. Counsel are trying by illegal means
to prevent his being sent, to Melbourne,
also to prevent extradition to England
for murdering his first wife and four
children. However, the efforts will
prove unavailing, and Deeming will be
sent to Melbourne for trial. It is not
thought ho will have to go to England,
as the police of Melbourne claim to have
evidence that will beyond a doubt result
in his conviction and execution there.
Mow II. Was unvoted.
Nuw Yoiik, Mar. 24. A statement
is made that the reason for the Searles
llopkins settlement is found in the tact
that Mrs. Searles' partnership with Still
man & Hubbard allowed her but on.i-balf
of the estate, or if 11, 1)00,000, as personal
property. Of the latter the laws of Mas
sachusetts allowed the husband one-half,
leaving only about 5.500,1X11) for Timothy
Hopkins to fight for. A compromise was
effected at $3,125,000.
KliKllsh Strikers (ironing Troublesome,
London, Mar. 24. There was rioting
last night at llabburn colliery, Durham,
owing to the enginemen refusing to join
the strikers. The miners stoned the
enginemen, injuring several. They
afterwards attacked their houses. The
engine men are at tbe end of the mine
pumps, and if pumping is stopjied the
mine will be flooded.
Are Opposed to Free Silver.
Nkw Yokk, Mar. 24. The chamber of
commerce last night forwarded to con
gress a memorial submitting that the in
terests of the country demand the repeal
of existing legislation requiring the sec
retary of the treasury to purchase bullion,
strenuously opposing the free coiuage of
silver, and recommending an interna
tional conference with other great com
mercial nations of the worM.
Mwlft Punishment.
Albany, Oregon, Mar. 24. Frank
Wilson and J. D. Faker, the young
traiupe who committed the assault upon
Rev. Father Metayer last Friday night,
were each today sentenced to live years
imprisonment in the state penitentiary.
A Fierce Fight Between Oysterraen on
Chesapeake Bay.
One Side Claimed That the Otlier Haj Vio
lated the Law The Trouble Is
Not Yet at an End.
Yasi.ey, Ya., Mar. 25. A furious bat
tle occurred yesterday afternoon between
the oysterinen on Chesapeake bay. Sev
eral years ago some persons residing in
Accomack county took up a large tract of
oyster ground m l'otomoke sound, ilie
oystermen in the neighborhood of the
island of Tangier claimed that the plant
ers bad violated the law by taking up a
national oyster lock. The case was taken
to the courts and decided against the
planters. Under an act passed by the
Virginia legislature last winter the plant
ers proceeded to take the oysters from
their reservation. This greatly enraged
the islanders, who determined to prevent
it at all hazards. Early yesterday
morning the Tangier islanders
manned two sloops with about seventy
five men and proceeded to where the
dredges were operating. They found
twelve schooners at work, and near by
was a Virginia police boat to protect the
dredjteip. The commander of the police
boat 'ordered the islanders to keep off,
and when they disregarded his orders he
opened tire oii them with his cannon.
The islanders, wdio were armed with
l ilies, replied, and soon the firing because
general. The dredgers, who were ex
pecting an attack, came on deck and
fired volley after volley into the islanders,
who were driven to shelter in the holds of
their vessels. The oyster police boat
kept up a tierce fire with grape and can
ister, and the islaadera finally withdrew
from the unequal contest and Bailed
away to Tangier, where they arrived
about midnight. In the engagement
Captain Thomas Dies of Pungaleague,
who commanded one of the dredge boats,
v .an killed, end several of the islanders
received slight wounds. The fight took
pliii'3 in full view of Tangier island, and
while it was going on the entire popula
tion of the island watched the progress of
tins fight from the northern shore..
Many of the women fainted and the chil
dren ran along the shore screaming and
wringing their handB. It is said that
hardly a person on the island Blept any
last night, and the greatest excitement
prevails. The dredgers and tbe islanders
are both greatly incensed against each
other, and it is feared that hostilities
will break out afresh unless the authori
ties interfere at once and settle tbe trou
The Men aro Firm, and Think They
Eventually Win.
VvN. oi vmt, B. C. Mar. 24. There is
little change in the trainmen's strike,
nor is there likely to be for a day or two,
as the wires were down on the Central
Pacific railroad yesterday, so that in
structions could not well be received
from headquarters. Some advanced the
opinion that this breakago of tho tele
graph wires was due to tbe strikers, but
such would seem groundless, for the
trainmen here are anxious to be kept
in direct communication with the
trul committee of tbe order as the
way company officials are to
i'roni Montreal. Monday's train
delayed about eleven hours at Winnipeg
because the engineer refused to go out
with ail Inexperienced gang, aud finally
the chief dispatcher at Winnipeg took
the train as far as Brandon. The Atlan
tic express leaving yeeterday for the
most part bad inexperienced bands, aud
one at least of those who took the place
of tbe strikers is sorrv that he did. The
train was standing opposite the station,
and at about 2:10 the engine backed
down to its place. In coupling tho en
gine to the first car a brakeman named
Allan, who formerly worked on the
wharf got hia hand between the butlers
and lost two of bis fingers and part of
the third. J. J. Javin, who retired
from the road some time ago, went out
as conductor. A crowd of striketa were
at the station, but no demonstration was
made or angry words of any kind heard.
There is not the least danger of violence
being resorted to. On being asked what
was the situation of affairs, a leading
member ol the strike committee said:
"The reason of the existing difficulties
is on account of the company s com
pelling trainmen to make such pledges
and in some cases sign an agreement as
would compel them to withdraw from
their organization. The matter of
wages at the present time is not at issue.
The company compelled the trainmen to
decide on the spot wliettier tney would
stand by the men or by the company.
If they intended standing by the men,
they would be given their time. One
hundred crews were locked out on the
Western division for no other reason ;
also some twenty-five crews on the
Pacific division. The men, thinking the
company bad decided to wipe out the
trainmen's organization on their lines,
thought it necessary to make a stand
for their organization's existence aud
the trainmen already discharged. F'or
this reason, a strike was ordered. The
men have oU'etcd to supply train hands
to handle mail-cars, so that the -public
need not bo afraid of any inconvenienct
from that quarter. The men are be
having in a gentlemanly manner, as they
consider under the circumstances, theii
grievance being a just one, they will be
yond a doubt be successful in their at
tempt to gain their rights." Speaking
further, he said: ''Our organizaiiom
have resources you little dream of, and
are directed by men little lees capable
than Van Home himself." Ile seemed
to have no doubt but the matter would
tie settled before many days, but if it
were not, they would stay out till it was.
Advices from Montreal this morning
indicate an eaily settlement of the diffi
culty, and it is possible that today will
see the end of it .
MoNTRiiAt., Mar. 24. Vice-President
Shaugbnessy, of the Canadian Pacific,
made a statement that "Everything is
quiet and running smoothly today."
t he basis proposed is that all men who
have been discharged and who have
gone on a strike, and any employe who
has been discharged for refusing to take
the place of anv striker, or who has voted
to strike, will he reinstated without
A riALK-lltvlfcNlfcll KMl'EItOK.
His Peculiar Antics Indicate the Neces
sity of a Hegeucy.
Nkw York, Mar. 24. The Herald's
special correspondent cables from Paris
as follows: '1 am able to give you todav
uews which is absolutely reliable regard1
ing the emperor's illness and the politi
cal crisis at Berlin.
The emperor has been in such a state
of abnormal excitement for tbe past fort
night that he has shut himself up in his
private apartments and refused to grant
an audience to any one. The attacks of
tbe press on the Lot Ecolaire and on the
troubles in Berlin still arouse him to
anger. But what has excited him more
than anything else ie a letter which he
has just received from a schoolfellow at
theCassal lyceum. The writer is now a
professor at" Tubingen, and has always
kept on the best, possible terms with the
emperor. In ids letter he sharply criti
cised the I.oi Ecolaire, and said that the
! speech at Brandenburg would antagonize
the emperor s mends, who had piaceu
all their hopes on him. The letter
reached the emperor on the 10th inst. A
cabinet council was held on Thursday.
During the session tbe emperor did not
say a word, and when he saw that his
ministers were opposed to his plan he
made a sign that he was willing to give it
up. When, however, Caprivi said,
' Your majesty, the order of the day har
been passed,' be arose and burst into a
violent harangue in which he insulted
the minister and used such bitter lan
guage toward Caprivi that in a visit to
the latter Prinoj Henry, the emperor's
brother, found it necessary' to apologize
for the sovereign's conduct. Caprivi
still holds oilice, but is very anxious Jto
resign. The entire court, however, in
sistB that he shall remain at the head of
afi'airs at least until the emperor's health
is re-established, and the emperor him
self is really urgent on the ground that a
change would cause confusion in the for
eign office. A Beilin dispatch says that
the foreign situation has never been
more disturbed. Here is the plain truth
in regard to to the emperor's health:
The official dispatcheB are right in saying
that the emperor has a cold, bnt they
omit to Bay that the suppurating wound
in his ear, which has been closed since
October, suddenly reopened recently and
a discharge began to flow, causing in
tense pain and rendering the emperor so
nervous that his physicians found it nec
essary to prescribe for him an entire
change of surroundings and solitude. He
does not see any one at the chateau llu
bertus. The Grand Duke Sergius of
Russia passed through Berlin yesterday
and asked to flee the emperor. He was
told that the emperor, m accordance
with his physician's instructions, could
not receive him. In well-informed cir
cles people are talking about tbe neces
sity for a regency, and among diplomat
ists it is said that rnnco Henry is be
coming every day more popular. It is
possible that the emperor may return to
Berlin, but he is certainly very ill now.
The official world is btginning to be very
uneasy, t ears are entertained that Wil
liam may seek vent for his excitement
outside of Germany, and the same fears
are entertained in London."
tub new phl'ssian rrtLiMu:n.
BiiRUti, Mar. 24. The Reichzanzeiger,
the official organ of the government, has
announced that Chancellor Von Caprivi,
will be relieved of the presidency ot the
Prussian ministry but retains the posi
tion of Prussian minister of foreign
affairs. Count Von Enhnberg, grand
marshal of the court, succeeds Caprivi as
president. Dr. E. VouBosse has been
appointed minister Esiautical to replace
Count Sedlilz Truschler.
The 11111 Has av Clear Majority, and There
Are No Chances or a Compromise.
Wasiiinoton, Mar. 23. Chances of a
compromise on the silver question in the
house by substituting a bill providing for
an international monetary congress, are
now admitted to be very slight and the
advocates of auoh action concede a clear
majority to the free coinage bill when
the vote is reached. Opponents of the
bill at tbe conclusion of the debate will
move to recommit the bill to the coinage
committee, It is believed this motion
will be the strongest move the bill's op
ponents can make, as it will receive the
support of many members who will other
wise feel compelled to support the meas
ure. The galleries o! the -house were
crowded when Chairman Bland opened
the debate by giving notice that at 2
o'clock tomorrow ho will demand the
previous question on the silver bill.
Pierce of Tennesese then spoke favoring
the measure. At 2 it was announced
that the committee on rules had con
sented to bring in a rule forcing a vote
Monday in case the opponents filibuster
tomorrow. Stone of Pennsylvania fol
lowed Pierce.
Great applause greeted tiie closing an
nouncement of Pierce. Whatever Wil
liams, Harter, Hoar and otlier
anti-free coinage democrats might
do in the event of tho pas
sage of tho bill, the democrats who ad
vocated free coinage stood ready to sup
port the ' nominee of the democratic
convention at Chicago, whether the plat
form declared for free coinage or not.
lUrs. French Sheldon Lectures Interest.
liiRly on ner Travels.
Nkw York, Mar. 23. Mrs. M. French
Sheldon, the African traveler, delivered
her first lecture m this country last night
before tho American Geographical Soci
ety at Checkering hall. She was greeted
by a notable gathering of members of the
society and their friends, and for two
hours led them with her into the very
heart of the dark continent. She told
her audience all about her laborious
march from the coast to the interior, and
held them spell-bound while Bhe de
scribed her interview with the fierce
Masai, or the African bogie man, and
her adventurous descent to Lake Chala,
until, with a sigh of relief, they beheld
her safely navigating its waters on the
frail "Pontoon," which had been brought
with tbe caravan. She told of her hair
breadth escapes from treacherous guides
and natives, antl on the other hand her
courteous treatment by the ehiefs of var
ious friendly tribes. The Rombos,
in the neigeborhood of Lake Chala, who
had tieen considered extremely ferociouB
people, she found most civil and eager to
do iier homage. "Modesty," said the
lecturer, "was their only covering, but
their deportment was so manly and their
carriage eo grand that I grew to regard
their color as abundant clothing for them
ia their primitive simplicity." She de
nies that the natives are lazy, and says
that n they are given the opportunity
they can easily be taught to weave cot ton
But Bhe also maintains that the bittei
pill of Budden civilization must not be
forced down their throats.
A IVelt-kiiown Writer ol Operas Loses
His Life.
London, Mar. 23. Arthur Horringe
Thomas, the well-known writer of operas,
who committed suicide yesterday by
throwing himself before a train on the
Metropolitan railway, was returning
from a visit to his brother at the time of
his death. He either fell or threw him
self on the track. A bystander clutched
at his coat, but was obliged to let go to
save himself. Thomas received fatal in
juries and expired immediately. He had
long suffered from dizziness which sev
eral times led to accidents. For this
reason an impression prevails tu some
quarters that he did not commit euicide.
Mexican News Notes.
City of Mexico, Mar. 24. General
Martin Gonzales, chief of staff of the
president, has gone to the United States
on a private mission.
It is expected that a Japanese colony
will be established in Sonora.
The government has approved the con
tract with Delfin Sanchez for the exten
sion of the inter-oceanic railroad to the
There ate unconfirmed rumors that
Vallerata will become minister of com
munications, ex-President Gonzales min
ister of war, and Justo Benltz minister of
public works.
Members of Parliament Are Accused ol
Tbs Skeleton of a Kan Shot Sixteen Years
Ago Difference ot Opinion Regard
ing the Yokohama Border.
Victoria, B. C, Mar. 24. In the pro
vincial legislature this afternoon, the
Columbian newspapers came in for a
great roasting on account of a St. Pat-rick's-day
editorial in which it was
stated that the private bills committee
of the house was the scene of many
crooked transactions, and In which it
was hinted that booillinic was not alto
gether unknown. Martin, chairman of
the committee, indignantly repudiated
the insinuation, and Premier Robison
moved that. Kennedy Brothers, proprie
tors of the Columbian, b-t summoned to
appear before the bar of parliament on
Tuesday. Mr. Sword, who represents
the Columbian constituency, moved in
amendment that the matter be referred
to a select committee for investigation,
but premier's motion prevailed.
Steve Munson, a trader of China Halt,
North British Columbia, arrived down
this morning with the skeleton of John
Cowper, shot by Indians sixteen years
ago, it is supposed by Peter and Jim
Starr. The former is a medicine man or
native doctor who had a grudge against
him. The Starrs were put on trial at
the time, but as the body could not be
found there was no proof that a murder
had been committed.
The celebrated case of Samuel Greer
was finally disposed of today bv the
court of British Columbia sustaining
Chief Justice Begbie's sentence of im
prisonment. Justice Drake, Crease and
Walkem were unanimous in opposition
to the appeal. Greer, it will be remeni
bered, laid claim to lands decided by the
courts to belong to the Canadian Pacific
railroad, on which Greer s house was
built. When the deputy sheriff came
with a writ of ejectment lie fired through
the door, the shot taking effect. Sam
Greer goes to jail to serve his sentence
Tbe most important outcome ot the
Hetherington-Robinson matter is con
tained in two interviews held today with
two men whose positions give weight to
their statements. They are Commander
Woods, of her majesty's ship Mercury,
and Paymaster Calvert, of the United
States ship Alert. The latter gays that
since the affray the American and Brit
ish colonies in Yokohama have taken
sides, the Britishers contending that
Hetheiington's action was a foul mur
der, while the Americans say he waft
simply avenging his honor. This has
brought the matter to a serious crisis
between the representatives of the two
nations in the Japanese city, and every
day, before Calvert left, things were
getting warmer. The fend had so far
progressed that even business relations,
where the matter might naturally be
supposed to he forgotten, are badly
strained. Calvert expects that, unless
something happens to avert tbe animos
ity, the fend may have a lasting effect.
Commander Woods, who, of course,
takes the opposite standpoint, is still in
accord witli all Calvert says regarding
the existing feeling, and Btates matters
are getting very touchy. The feud ha
spread beyond Japanese porta south to
the Chinese, where British and United
States officers are metaphorically at dag
gers drawn over the unfortunate affair.
Luckj Baldwin's Daughter Marrlea Con
trary to Her Father's Wishes.
San Francisco, Mar. 23. The an
nouncement was made yesterday that
Anita Baldwin, daughter of the California
millionaire, Lucky Baldwin, had eloptd
with her second cousin, George W, Bald
win, but whither the pair have gone no
one but a few very Intimate friends
knows. They took their departure yester
day morning, and it is presumed they
went north on their honeymoon, for they
are married, having been joined together
in the cabin of the tug Elizabeth, five
miles outside the heads, on the morning
of January 5. Five years ago George W.
Baldwin, then a young man of about 20
years, came to this city from Crawfords
ville, Md. His father, an uncle of Lucky
Baldwin, had consigned the youth to the
care of the proprietor of the Baldwin ho
tel, and immediately upon appearing here
George was given employment in the
ollice of the hotel. Two years ago, it is
stated, the fact dawned upon the million
aire that the affection which bound
George antl Anita was more than that
which generally tied cousins together, and
he made up his mind to keep them sepa
rated. Accordingly Anita was sent to
Mills seminary. They often met, how
ever, and early in 1801 George proposed
marriage and was accepted by Anita.
The latter knew her father would never
consent to a marriage, but the prospective
loss of an inheritance did not trouble her.
Affairs reached a climax last Christmas
eve, when George left hiB employment at
the hotel. Anita was 1 7 years of age and
a marriage license could not be procured,
so it was agreed that the ceremony should
take place out far enough from shore to
prevent the interference of the law, and
George engaged the tug Elizabeth for the
morning of J anuary 6. M illionaire Bald
win was not in town at the time. Rev.
Julius Freundeling of St. Mark's Ger
man Evengelical Lutheran church
performed the ceremony. The secret of
the wedding has been well kept, and it
would not yet have been known had not
the husband and wife become tired of
living apart. After tbe wedding Anita
hoped to gain her father's consent to the
marriage with her cousin. She spoke in
ner own behalf and wrote long and affec
tionate letters pleading her cause, but the
millionaire remained obdurate, and when
last Thursday he started to go to his
ranch at Santa Anita the young couple
resolved to elope and allow the secret of
their marriage to become public, Friday
and Saturday were spent in making
arrangements" for the trip north. Yester
day .Mrs. Baldwin wrote a letter to her
father, in which she made a confession,
and implored forgiveness for herself and
husband. The missive was mailed in
the afternoon and will be received by the
uiuuuuaiie m auia Anita tomorrow
Catch of a Sealing Fleet.
St. Johns. N. F.. Mar 9d Tl,a T.lw
rador, the first of the sealing fleet to
reiuru, one arrived witn a cargo ot eign
teen thousand five hundred skins. Bhe
reports that the Ranger has 27,000 skins,
the Diana 2S IW1 Tralanrl n non Alf
26,000, Leopold 15,000, Eagle 22,000, Kile
ouuu, Esquimaux zo,uuu, nope 1U.0W
and Neptune 30,000.
A New Extradition Treat.
Paris, Mar. 24. M. Ribot, minister of
foreign affairs, and M. Ricard, minister
of justice, have submitted to the cabinet
the text of an extradition treaty with the
United States.
Field Goes to a Hospital.
Niw Yosk, Mar. 23. Judge Van
brunt decided this morning to send
Edward M. Field to the stats hospital.