WAR WITH GREAT BRITAIN tm.. o v-,-., n.. n.-t Iflfl DeUflHK 061 liUUirUYBi&J P-GHUC-ia; Snch a Thing Possible. 0 RDSSIA WILLING TO TAKE A HAND 0 ' j 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, .1.. 1 I l f.,,.l. V..,, 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 Vladivifitock I OI'INIOS OK AltllY IIU'II.'KIIN. 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 apprehended." 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." If AS CIIANtlKII ITS V1KVVS. 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. M1IIC II A 1) UK It ItlCV LNCIi. 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. AN 111. II IIIIIMK K.M.K. 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 . . I .: . . i i I ; . 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 1KOI HI. K A.1)W. ACTOK.H. j 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, fr late last night, closely pursued by W. r. ; Carleton, the treasurer of the company.! or'aition "wiliie hiKer!'' w. "i 1 organization 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 ..nm ,,,,,, it U astiil 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 once ItAI VMAKKIt-t AT WOlCK. 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. SHK MAKK1KK A CAI'TAIN, 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 MANIAC'N lit DAK. 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. I'tlllK bank will restore public confidence and ., , ,l,..,r ,,( . danger ol A lorced currency j ""w ver"''J; a nuikliioii Failure. : Ci.uv:;nNi, Mar. 25. Today's ,t..,...i. ; 0Pnients in the I'aiuesville Iwiik failure WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES Silver Advocates Dismayed at the Weak ness of Their Cause. COMMITTEE ON RULES APPEALED TO ' j 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 minority. CABINET MEETING. 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. The 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 Stales. 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, TIIlC CIMIICHT ISLANDS. 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 i """l" "T.l ' ? "'"V" ..i. i : i n.., , ! nl Z T,'" " I" Z i" ; .,; , ,,: .,,.. .,,,, ! 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. BIHI'.IM; SKA COItKKSI'ONDKNf'K. 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. TIIRNING THEM HIT. 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 pledges. 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. WAKIIIXOTON' JiKWH. 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. A FT Kit AIANV U.i. 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. I'ltOSPWTOKS MITlellKRKD. The Itodles of Three Men Found H irl- 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. RIFLES AND CANNON USED A Fierce Fight Between Oysterraen on Chesapeake Bay. ONE KILLED AND SEVERAL WOUNDED 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 ble. CANAlJlAN PACIFIC NTKIKIC. The Men aro Firm, and Think They Will 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 eeu-rail-bear was 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 . A I'KOl'OSAL KOR SETTLEM UN T. 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 prejudice. 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. FRISK UOINAftH lUSOl'SSION. 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. IN 1IARKEHT AFRICA. 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. PKOKAIU.V AX ACCIDENT. 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 Pacific. 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. BRITISH COLOMBIA NEWS Members of Parliament Are Accused ol Boodlelsm. THE MATTER BEING INVESTIGATED 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 tomorrow. 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. SHK MIKIUKD HElt COUSIN. 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 morning. 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.