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VOLUME IiXXXI.-NO. 65.
IN THE COKE REGIONS.
labor Leaders Assert That the
Workers are Intimidated.
THE SITUATION LOOKS BAD FOR
A Fast Mail and a Passenger Train on
the Panhandle Badly Wrecked ln a
Collision—One Man Killed and Sev
eral Severely Injured—Four Miners
Killed hy an Explosion of Gas in
Special to the Record-Union.
Pittsburg, May 7.—A Scottdale, Pa.,
special says the labor leaders are greatly
agitated to-day over the information tbey
say they have that the coke companies
are holding the new men brought here,
who refuse to work, under surveillance,
and will not permit them to leave the
works. They Bay about fifty men are
quartered in houses at the Central and
nearly that many at one of the Leisin
rings. Tbe men will not work, and,
they say,neither can they leave on account
ofthe armed guards, who turn their rifles
on tbem when they attempt to get away.
THE REPORT DENIED.
Scottdale, May 7. —The monotony
was broken to-day by the burning of a
coal tipple at tbe Mutual plant of the
Prick Company, which crippled its
operation. The officials charge the strik
ers with setting the fixe.
To-night a report reached here of a
deathly explosion which occurred in tbe
Adelaide shaft, but this tbe company de
nied. The evictions to-day were un
The sensational stories that the new
men at Morewood, who refused to work,
ere being imprisoned and guarded are
denied by the officials ot the company,
and no verification can be had.
Great uumbers of foreigners, princi
§ally Italians, continue to arrive every
ay. It is estimated there are nearly
four thousand mon working in the differ
ent plants. The strikers, however, still
insist they will win. The operators say
they were unwilling to use the last and
most deadly weapon against the strikers,
labor importation, but that once begun,
they will carry it through, and unless
they return to work, it looks as if the
14,0(10 men still idle in the region will be
forced from their work, homes and even
the region. %
The aggregate loss of the strike is esti
mated at between $2,500,000 and $3,000,000
NINE HOURS DEMANDED.
New York, May 7.—At a meeting of
the fbundrymen and molders to-night it
was decided to demand nine hours a day.
If not settled, 4,000 men will go out.
Peru Anxious to Better Her Relations
with tho United States.
Chicago, May 7.—A Washington special
says Peru wants reciprocity with the
United States. The new Minister, Mr.
Solar, is now in New York, but will come
to Washington to present his credentials
soon after President Harrison returns.
Though be comes as the regularly accred
ited Minister, it is understood that Solar
is really on a special mission to negotiate
a reciprocity arrangement with this
country. Closer trade relations with the
United States are important to Peru. It
is the only South American country be
sides brazil which produces sugar in
large quantities. So it is important to
Peru that it secures a lasting free market
for this product in the United States. It
has also a growing export trado in hides.
These products will form the basis of the
concessions to be made by tbe United
stales. The reciprocity arrangement be
tween Peru and the United States will l>e
likely to give some privileges to all citi
zens of the United States who are devel
oping mining and other industries iv that
lively l>ebnto on the Question of the
Next Meetlns Place.
Washington, May 7.— At to-day's
meeting of the National Medical Associa
tion a lively debate was had on the pro
position to hold the next meeting at Hot
Springs, Ark. The Michigan men fought
for Detroit. Chicago was also named as
the meeting-place In 181)2, and the sugges
tion was made that this would bring the
■asociation twice within a small radius
within two years, and San Francisco was
named. The various advantages of the
thre.- towns were put forward and ar
gued at some length. This brought out
the liveliest controversy of the meeting,
and San Francisco was laid on the table
by a large vote. Omaha was also laid on
the table, and a motion to strike out Hot
springs -and insert Detroit was put to a
vote as finally settled Upon. The next
meeting will be held in Detroit on the
first Tuesday in June, 1882.
The association elected I>r. H. O. Mary,
of Boston, as President. Among the
Vice-Presidents is Dr. W. E. Taylor of
A committee appointed to petition Con
gress to create a Cabinet officer, to bo
called the Secretary of Public Health,
made a report setting forth tho reasons
why such an officer should to appointed.
TURF EVEN EB,
Results of tho Ruces ut Nashville,
Washington uud Loxin-rton.
Nashville, May 7.—The track was
very Cast. Tbe attendance was over five
thousand. Three-year-olds, nine-tenths
of a mile. K. K. won, Dolly Nobles sec
ond, Alice D. third. Time, tSO(.
Three-year-olds and upward, seven
furlongs, I'urch won. Sullross second,
Red Light third. Time, 1:'-2)J.
Thre.-year-olds and upward, mile and
a sixteenth, Virge DOr won, Long-hot
secon.l, Wyndom third. Third, 1:4!'.
Belle Meade stakes, for three-year-old
fillies, one mile, Ida Pickwick won, Phil
ora second, Ronnie Byrd third. Time,
Two-year-olds, five furlongs, CJeneral
Mitchell won, Rlaze .Make second, West
lake third. Time, i:u>.
Washington, May 7.-First race, four
and one-halt lurlongs, Jester won, Sti
letto filly secon.l, Aristocrat third. Time,
Three-quarters of a mile, Silence won,
Louis second. Silent third. Time, l:lii*.
Mile and a quarter, Lotion won. Low
lander second, virgie third. Time, _*0M
Five and one-hall furlongs, India Bob
ber won, Belisarius second, Vintage
third. Time, L_S.
Mile and a sixteenth, Mirabeau won,
Sam Wood second, Rhody Pringle third.
Steeple-chase course, Natchez won,
Huckleberry second, Dewberry third.
Lexington, May 7.—The track was
cood and the attendance large. First
race three-year-olds and upwards, one
mile' Ed. Leonard won, Cashier second,
Happiness third. Time, 1:42*.
Second race, three-year-olds and up-
wards, six furlongs, Princess Limo won,
Mount Joy second, Radeliffe third.
Three-year-olds, mile and seventy
yards, Kingman won, Bermuda second",
Michael third. Time, 1:48.
Three-year-olds, one mile. Longshore
won, Belle second, Helter Skelter third.
Two-year-olds, nine-sixteeuths of a
mile, The Hero won, Wagnor second, Dr.
Malloy third. Time, :57J,
TIIE STATE DEPARTMENT.
Secretary Blame Finds Plenty to Oc
cupy His Mind.
Washington, May 7.—There is a vast
accumulation of matters requiring atten
tion from the State Department just now,
and Secretary Blame will probably be a
very busy man during the summer. Re
cent events in the Chilean situation have
added complexity to affairs, and there is
now a long docket of unsolved diplomatic
problems as follows: The Italian and
Behring Sea complications, Canadian
reciprocity and the Newfoundland fish
eries negotiations, the Chilean troubles,
the Spanish agreement, the Venezuelan
treaty, the Haytian coaling station, the
refusal of China to receivo our Minister,
trouble over the failure of the Consul at
v ictoria to toast the Queen and quite a
number of minor matters, including the
claim ofthe Barrundia family.
Fatal Collision Between Mail and Pas
CoLtTMnus (Ohio), May 7.—The Pan
handle limited mail Avest-bouud and
a passenger train east-bound collided
near Dennison to-day at a point where
the double track begins, and where the
trains usually pass. Both trains wero
badly wrecked. Baggage Master Daniel
Longenecker, of Columbus, was killed.
Express Messenger Mervin, Postal Clerks
Bogus, Crouch and Miller were badly but
not fatally injured. Tbe crew of engin
eers escaped with slight injury by jump
ing. The passengers escaped with a
severe shaking up and a bad fright.
Washington, May 7.—The Secretary
of the Interior, within a few days, will
appoint an agent to superintend experi
mental irrigation iv Arizona, Montana
and Nevada. Congress provided *?30,000
to be used in this way and the money is
now available. There are a number of
applicants for the position, and delega
tions of Nevada and Montana people are
now here and especially active. Arizona
also has two candidates, and insists on be
There is also some inquiry as to how
the appropriation will be divided, and it
is believed tbat §10,000 will be allowed
Acts of Drunken Negroes.
Montgomery (Ala.), May 7.—On the
Western railroad, at White Hall to-night,
two carloads of drunkeu negro picnickers
were attached to the regular passenger
train. The negroes made a rush for the
ladies' car, and some entered it, swear
ing and using all sorts of vulgar lan
guage. The conductors organized a posse
among the passengers and trainmen,
and arming them with rifles and revolv
ers, drove the negroes back. On arrival
bere a large number of them were jailed.
The crowds at several stations along the
line made an attempt to lynch them.
New Orleans, May 7.—The papers
here publish a long statement by de
tective O'Malley, giving an account of
his career since his arrival tn this city in
1878. It contains nothing new, and is de
voted to a justification of himself. He
says in closing: "As to my theory of the
murder, I have one, of course. But in
the absence of direct evidence I should
not like to say what it is. It is certainly
not any Mafia or Dago business. lam
not alraid of an investigation, and only
ask for a square trial."
Four Miners Killed.
Clarksburg, (W. Va.) May 7.—This
morning at the Ocean Coal Mines, a ter
rific explosion of gas occurred. Seven
men had descended into the mine when
the explosion occurred. Three of the
seven were gotten out alive. Joseph
Feather, Wm. Doughertv, Nathan Gams
and Charles Welsh were killed. Feath
er's body was recovered but tbe others
could not be reached. The mine at once
took fire and is burning furiously.
Washington, May 7.— Ex-Surgeon-
General Hammond appeared in tbe office
of the Clerk of tbe Police Court to-day
and swore to a warrant charging corre
spondent Crounne of the New York
World with libel. Tbe warrant charges
the publication of certain defamatory and
libelous articles intended to villify and
delaine the doctor and bring him into
public scandal and disgrace.
The article which is alleged to be false
is headed "The Limit on Doctors' Bills."
Large Sale of Land.
Huron (S. D.), May 7.—To-day was
consummated tbe largest single private
sale of farm lands ever made in South
Dakota. William Glasgow, of Hull, Eng
land, sold 85,000 acres of land in the Jim
River Valley to the New York Land and
Irrigation Company, of Huron. The
price paid was not disclosed. The com
pany now owns 100,000 acres in the arte
Burglars Make a Good Haul.
Milwaukee, May 7.—Burglars are fol
lowing in the wake of the circus in the
interior of the State and many robberies
are reported. The most serious occurred
at Marinette, Wis., when the safe of tho
Marinette Iron Works was broken open
last night and $7,000, mostly belonging to
the employes, was taken.
A German Murdered.
Denver, May 7.—The body of Ferdi
nand Kreis, an aged German, was found
lying under tbe Nineteenth-street bridge
early this morning. The body was partly
lying in the water and had evidently
been there for some time. The head was
beaten to a pulp. There is no clue to the
murder and no cause is known for the
A Kentucky Feud.
Cattletsburg (Ky.), May 7.—Last
night a double shooting took place in
Pike County between Frank Phillips, of
Hattield-McCoy notoriety, and John
Woodward against Frank and John
Francis. Frank Francis was killed by
Woodward, and Phillips was fatally
wounded by Francis.
V Barrett's Will.
Boston, May 7.—ln the Norfolk County
Probate Court at Dedhatn, the will o4*
Lawrence P. Barrett, the actor, was
allowed. Barrett loft his property as a
trust fund, the income, rents and profits
of which are to lie used for the benefit of
his wife and three daughters.
Serious Difficulty Anticipated.
MrsKotiEK (L T.), May 7.—The United
States Marshal has sent deputies to
Coomeaoowie District, in the Cherokee
Nation, to make wholesale arrests of ne
groes who obstructed the Indian officers.
Serious difficulty is anticipated.
Nkw York, May 7.—Charles J. Dixon,
who came here to "do up" Jay Gould,
was to-night declared insane.
SACRAMENTO, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY S, 1891.
THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY.
Viewing Scenery on the Upper
ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTIONS ALONG
The Remains of Ex-Minister John F.
Swift Arrive at San Francisco—Tlie
Funeral to be Held on Sunday—
Another Arrest Made ln Connec
tion With the Murder of Oscar
Crandall at Red Bluff ln April Last.
Special to the Record-Uniojc.
Portland (Or.), May 7.—The President
and party arrived here at 3a. m. from
Puget Sound and left at 7:15 over the
Union Pacihc, eastward bound.
PAST THE CASCADES.
Cascade Locks (Or.), May 7.—The Pres
idental party passed through here at 9:35
o'clock this morning.
at the dalles.
The Dalles (Or,), May 7.—This morn
ing was cloudy, with light showers of
rain at intervals, but the skies cleared up
about lfcSO o'clock, and the remainder of
trip through the picturesque valley ofthe
Columbia was made in bright sunlight,
which disclosed mountains and cascades,
through which the road passes, in all
tbeir beauty and grandeur. One of the
pleasant incidents of the run from Port
land was the visit to Multnomah Falls, a
beautiful slender veil of spray falling SSO
feet. The entire part, including tbe Pres
ident and ladies, left the train for a closer
inspection and spent several minutes ad
miring the scene and gathering ferns and
wild flowers as mementoes. The first
stop of any importance was made at The
Dalles, where the President received an
In responding to an address of wel
come, the President said: "I quite sym
pathize with the suggestion of your
Mayor, that it is one of the proper Gov
ernment functions to improve and open
to safe navigation the great water-ways
of our country. [Cheers.] The Govern
ment ofthe L nited States has reserved to
itself tbe exclusive control of all naviga
ble inland waters, and that being so, it is
of course incumbent upon the Govern
ment to see that the people have the best
possible use of them. They are im
portant, as they furnish cheap trans
portation, and touch points that are often,
either for economy or natural reasons,
inaccessible to railway traffic."
Postmaster-General Wanamaker made
a short address.
At Celilo tho President visited the can
nery establishment of I. 11. Taft'e, and
was presented with a large box of salmon
caught this morning.
Pendleton, May 7.—The President
and party visited Pendleton at 5:10 o'clock
this evening and had a grand reception.
During the afternoon the Presidential
party made short stops at Arlington and
Umatilla Junction. Considerable enthu
siasm was manifested by the residents of
the former places. Umatilla, however,
has the questionable distinction of being
the only place yet visited that allowed
the occasion to pass without recognition
of any kind. A few people wore assem
bled at tbe station, and the President
stepped out on the rear platform to greet
them, but there was no demonstration
Soon alter leaving this point the trav
elers were treated to a sandstorm, which
threatened at one time to result in a
blockade, but the wind fell slightly and
the train maintained its schedule.
Pendleton was in gala attire. Tho
presence ot about a hundred Indians
i men and women), dressed in blankets
and feathers, gave a picturesque coloring
to the scene. Thoy belonged to the
Umatilla, Cayuse and Walla Walla
tribes, and all were mounted, and their
leader carried American flags.
THE LATE MINISTER SWIFT.
His Remains Arrive at San Francisco
Sax Francisco, May 7.—The steam
ship Belgic arrived this morning from
China and Japan, bringing the remains
of tbe late United States Minister John
F. Swift, who died in Yokohama in
(in the arrival of the steamship this
morning the remains of Minister Swift
were received by a committee of citizens
headed by Mayor Sanderson and Colonel
Shatter, of the First Infantry, United
States army, and a number of army
officers, with a light battery of artillery.
The casket containing the remains was
placed on a caisson drawn by six horses
draped in black, and conveyed to the
mortuary chapel of Trinity Church, where
they will lie in state until Sunday, the
day ofthe funeral.
At a meeting which was held this after
noon, it was decided that the fiineral
should take place at 2 o'clock Sunday,
and the interment be in the Masonic
Cemetery. The Federal, State and army
officials will be invited to participate in
tbe obsequies. The Bar Association, of
which tbe late Minister was a member,
has notified the committee ot its intention
to be present in a body.
The National Guard bas been ordered
out on the day ofthe funeral, and it is ex
pected many civic bodies and societies
will take their places in tho procession.
Another meeting will be held this even
TIIE CRANDALL MURDER.
Another Arrest ln Connection With
Red Bluff, May 7.—News was re
ceived ofthe arrest of Henry K. Long in
Los Angeles to-day, for complicity in the
murder of Oscar Crandall on April 24th.
It will bo remembered that Rube
Mitchell, Frank Hughes, Charles Boyden
and Long were arrested for the murder.
Long was subsequently released, and
Boyden stated at the Coroner's inquest
that Long confessed the crime to him.
Public opinion here is strongly against
Mitchell. None of the officers think
Loug committed the murder, but his
presence will speedily fix the guilt where
it belongs, so everyone hopes. Sheritf
Fish starts to-night to bring Long to this
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE.
Sydney Bell Convicted ofthe KHUujcof
San Francisco, May 7.—Sydney Bell,
the footpad who shot and killed Samuel
Jacobson, was to-day convicted of murder
in the first degree.
On tho night of August ICth last, as
Jacobson got off a street car in front of
his house, ho was stopped by two men
and ordered to throw up his hands. He
grappled with the men, and was shot and
Before he died he described tbe men as
one short and the other tall. Owing to
the mysterious circumstances of Jacob
son's story, it was not believed by the
During the tall arid early part of winter
i following the shooting a dozen highway
robberies were committed, in each caso
the footpads being described as one tall
and the other short. Finally the police
arrested Bell and a man named Camp
bell on a charge of robbery. Campbell
confessed to several robberies, and told
how Bell shot Jacobson. Another man
named Schmidt, who worked in the foot
pad business with Bell, testified that the
latter had made a confession to him.
A Squaw Butchered.
Reno (Nev.), May 7. —A correspondent
of the Journal writes that the Piutes near
Lovelocks killed a squaw known as Car
son Charley's wife last Thursday. They
first knocked her on the head with a
hatchet and cut her throat. Then thoy
cut the body in pieces, which they put in
barley-sacks and carried oft" to the mount
ains. The Indians suspected the woman
was a witch, and thoy accused her of
causing sickness in the tribe. Tho rela
tives of the sick, having decided that
Charley's wife had bewitched them,
butchered her as described, in accord
ance with the custom of the tribe.
New Agricultural Building.
Carson City (Nev.), May 7.—Tho
grounds are being prepared to erect the
new pavilion of the Ormsby County Ag
ricultural! District No. t in this city.
Work on the main building will bo com
menced this week. Ton thousand dollars
has been appropriated by the State.
Sisson, May 7.—Mose Glidden, fore
man at the Deetz Mill, six miles from
town, was stabbed in the left breast by
Jack Capenhaar, an employe. Glidden is
in a critical condition, with slight hopes
of recovery. The cause of the affray was
a dispute about horses. Capenhaar was
Not Leprosy. -"'"
Sonora, May 7.—The reported cases of
leprosy that caused so much excitement
in this county wero investigated. The
Supervisors and County Physician made
a thorough examination of tlio eases and
pronounced them not to be leprosy, but
severe cases of skin eruptions.
Watch Company Incorporated.
San Jose. May 7.—Articles of incor
poration ofthe San Joso Watch Company
were filed to-day. Capital stock, ?"J5,000.
The company has bought the Otay Watch
Factory plant, and will locate it at Al
TRAFFIC MANAGER LEEDS LOSES
The Advisory Board of the Western
Traffic Association Charges llim
Special to the Record-Union.
New York, May 7.—Considerable dis
satisfaction was expressed by the mem
bers of tlie Advisory Board of the West
ern Traffic Association, when they met
this morning for their second day's ses
sion, about the way matters are dragging
-Many of them want to leave the city to
attend to important bnsine**s, and they
say nothing is being accomplished at the
meeting. They characterize the affair so
far as a mere game, each waiting to sco
the other make the first move.
Mr. Leeds' statement at yesterday's
meeting, so far as he was allowed to pro
ceed, was not what the members of the
Advisory Board wanted.
It did not touch upon tbe vital point of
cutting the sugar rate.
At 11 o'clock a cable came from the
meeting saying Leeds had been stopped
in his statement, as he practically
admitted his guilt. The cable further
said there would bo no trouble in the
organization, provided each road carried
out its agreement, that is, to discharge
every man found guilty of violating the
When asked if Leeds had been found
guilty, the cable replied no, because he ad
mitted his guilt. This meant that Leeds
The board took a recess at 1 o'clock for
Alter the recess Chairman Hughitt said
that the board had considered the Leeds
matter, and their finding was that tho
Missouri-Pacific Railroad, through the
action of its freight traffic manager, had
violated tho agreement substantially as
presented by the commissioners.
ln the afternoon it was learned that
Traffic Manager Leeds, of the Missouri-
Pacific, had been discharged, and that
he leaves for the West to-day.
Could, when asked about the matter,
would say nothing more than that ho had
After an interview with Gould, Leeds
said he would start West immediately,
and turn his office over to General Mana
ger Clark. He know of no other provis
sion made for him, and especially denied
any arrangement by which he should
become General Traffic Manager of the
Union Pacific. He did not admit the jus
tice of the sentence. He said that he
issued the sugar tariff' on his own respon
sibility for reasons that seemed to him lo
justify the course. He did not make tho
tariff to get the sugar, and in fact did not
get it. The tariff is still in effect, and yet
moro than half of this sugar tonnage
f^oes over the lines supposed to have
ived up to the agreement.
Leeds said his object in cutting rates
was to bring out something else, leaving
the inference to be drawn that ho wanted
to stir up an investigation of the methods
of the other roads.
Having thus steered clear of a bad rock,
tho board turned its attention to other
matters, and adopted resolutions of great
importance. They are, in substance.
that the life of tho association be ex
tended for a fixed term, say until Janu
ary 1, 1806; that the commissioners pre
pare a plan for tho establishment of
agencies; that tho commissioners report
upon the advisability of a division of per
centages of competitive tonnage.
As soon as the reports are prepared
they to be submitted without delay to the
respective Boaids of Directors, with the
object of ascertaining if it be advisable
to enter into such plans and agreements.
The general impression at the close of
the meeting regarding Leeds was that he
would be offered some position by Gould
equally as good as that of Freight Traffic
Manager of the Union Pacific. It was
quite evident that Gould did not antici
prte tho board's decision in regard to
Leeds, and those familiar with his ways
says he was annoyed at being compelled
to knuckle to the dictation of the board.
However that may be, he certainly suc
ceeded in getting his point of the agency
Slan in motion. The resolution adopted
V the board is virtually the five-year
plan drawn up hy Gould and Colonel
McCook when the association originally
Afler the meeting finally adjourned to
day, all the members expressed the opin
ion that the resolutions would be ac
cepted by the various roads and the plan
successfully carried out.
Gould said he considered the adoption
of the plan of five years' existence and
the point of agencies the most important
things the board had done since it
Detroit, May 7.—The annual report of
the Michigan Central Railroad shows the
gross earnings to be $14,400,711, and the
operating expenses and taxes, $10,731,764.
A five per cent, dividend was declared.
Balmaceda Rejects the Demands
of the Insurgent Party.
THE STRUGGLE TO CONTINUE UNTIL
ONE SIDE IS CRUSHED.
Deputy Marshal Spaulding Gives an
Account of Ills Treatment on Board
tho Itata—Ho Mas Taken to Ballast
Point and Put Ashore—The Vessel
Turned Into a Man-of-AVar—The
Charleston Ordered to Go in Pursuit.
Special to tho Record-Union.
Valparaiso, May 7.—Balmaceda has
rejected the demands of the delegates
from the Congressional or Insurgent
party, who havo beeu trying to come to
some undertanding with tho President
by which the civil war might be brought
to a termination. Therefore a complete
rupture exists in tho peace negotiations,
and it appears the struggle must be re
newed and fought out until one side or
tho other is utterly crushed.
Balmaceda has given notico of the
withdrawal of bank notes, the with
drawal to take place at the rate of 10 per
cent, monthly. He also demands that
all import duties shall be paid in silver.
COLONEL NORTH'S denial.
London. May 7.—ln an interview to
day Colonel North, tho "Nitrate King,"
said it was absolutely untrue that ho
supported either side In the Chilean con
llict in pecuniary manner, or had other
wise taken sides in the contest. He de
clared he would continue to observe the
most complete neutrality. Referring to
advices received at San Francisco from
San Diego, Cal., to the effect that the
drafts given in payment for the supplies
purchased for the Itata, were drawn on
the Bank of London and on the Bank of
Tarapaca, both of which institutions aro
said to be controlled by Colonel North,
"If the Bank of Tarapaca has been
drawn upon in the payment of drafts is
sued in payment of supplies purchased
for the Itata or for any other vessel, the
drafts were issued merely iv the ordinary
course of business, and in no way prove
that I had any connection with the trans
Colonel North did not, however, hesi
tate to express tlie conviction that sooner
ur later tne Government of Balmaceda
would crush the revolt and re-establish
its undisputed authority. Ho also said
he heartily approved the refusal of the
Chilean Government to accede to media
tion. With regard to the nitrate trade,
North said it was benefited rather than
injured by the war. He expected nitrate
to soon advance to £10 per ton.
THE DEPARTMENT WON'T TALK.
Washington, May 7.—The Treasury
Department officials were kept tally in
formed of the movements of the Chilean
vessel Itata, which escaped from San Di
ego, Cal., yesterday, after being seized by
the Marshal, and the fruitless chase lor
the schooner Robert and Minnie. They
refuse, however, to say anything in re
gard to the matter or make public the
dispatches about the affair,
THE ITATA'S DEPARTURE.
San Dieoo, May 7.—The sudden de
parture of the Chilean steamer Itata, last
evening, and tho subsequent develop
ments, caused considerable excitement in
the city to-day. Deputy Marshal Spencer,
whose real name is Spaulding, returned
to the city hist evening and made a state
ment to-day. Deputy Spaulding says the
first intimation he had of the vessel's
preparation to leave was when the Cap
tain invited him to his cabin from the
dining-room. He was surprised to find
the steamer under full headway. He
then made the following statement:
"Going down into the Captain's cabin
I was joined by three passengers. They
exhibited revolvers, and asked meif'l
was armed, Captain Manzeum acting as
spokesman. He then said, 'I have con
traband goods on board, and it ls life or
death with me.' He then, pointing his
finger to his throat, said: 'See, this is
what it means.'
" I was so dumbfounded that I could
not answer. He then oealled two of the
Chilean crew and thoy stood guard near
the door, each armed with a revolver and
rille. He then told me not to be alarmed,
but that if I went out of the cabin dur
ing his absence that he would not be re
sponsible for what would happen, telling
me also that if I attempted to jump over
board ho would not be responsible for tho
"About this time I noticed them lifting
out of the hold four small steel cannon,
which they immediately thereafter placed
in position on tho upper deck, three of
them on the forward part of the vessel
and one aft, all four of which guns
they loaded in my presence. The Cap
tain then stated that he intended putting
me ott'at Ballast Point. He then led me
out of the cabin, followed by his com
panions, each taking their revolvers. On
reaching the bridge I found on deck be
low 100 Chileans, all armed to the teeth,
each having a repeating rille and re
volver, dressed iv uniforms consisting of
red caps and jackets. The Captain
laughed and said : 'See, w-e have changed
to a man-of-war.' I looked at the pilot
and said: 'Are you going to guide the
ship?' The Captain spoke up and said :
'No,' exhibiting a revolver, 'this is go
ing to guide!'
"By this time we were nearing the en
trance to the harbor, and the Captain
gave orders to the crew to put over a lad
der, which he escorted me to and said:
'You must excuse me for putting you to
this annoyance, as I am not in command
of this ship.'
"The Itata then passed out of the bay,
Mr. Spaulding said he protested very
vigorously, first to being made a pris
oner during the passage of the vessel out
of the harbor, and also to leaving the ship
while in possession of tbe United States
Government, but they paid no attention
to his protest, and kept him prisoner
until they arrived at the spot where they
intended to put him ofi*.
It is claimed that when the Itata left
the harbor, and when about ten miles
out, she was overtaken by another steam
er from ott* tho Coronado Islands, which
fired two guns and passed out of sight in
company with the Itata. From what
was seen it does not look as though they
were friendly disposed.
Another statement is that the corvette
passed Sau Diego going north at 9 o'clock
yesterday morning, flying a Chilean Hag.
Two deserters from the Chilean steamer
Itata were seen to-day, and in an inter
view stated that being tired of staying
aboard they got away, intending to try
their luck on the North American Conti
nent. They state that positively the
bigjwar-ship Esmeralda accompanied the
Itata as far north as Cape San Lucas, and
is now awaiting the return of the latter
vessel between here and that point, in
order to get provisions and coal.
It was learned further tiiat Captain
Mauzeum is only employed to navigate
the ship, and that the real commander is
a native Chilean, and it is he who gives
The United States man-of-war Omaha
arrived in port at noon from Mazatlan.
Her arrival caused some excitement, as it
was supposed she had been ordered here
on account of the recent trouble. She
will take coal and leavo for tho north in a
SHK CAN Bl RETAKEN.
Washington, May 7.—Attornoy-Cen
oral Miller this afternoon made public
the substance of tho correspondence re
lating to the insurgent vessel Itata and
the schooner Robert and Minnie, lb' re
fused to give out tho full text of the cor
The information given by the Attor
noy-t'oneral agrees substantially with
that received in the press dispatches.
The representations upon which the or
ders were originally given to detain the
Robert and Minnie woro made by the
Chilean Minister, and were to the effect
that he bad information that tho neutral
ity laws wore being violated.
The Attorney-General refused to indi
cate what further steps he had taken in
the matter since tho escape of the two
vessels, or te discuss the probability of
any international complications. Ho had
several conferences wfth the Secretary of
tho Navy during the day, and this gave
color to the story that efforts will bo
made to recapture the Itata.
"Van you take tho vessel on tho high
seas without violation of law?" the re
porter asked of Secretarj* Tracy.
"Yes, sir," replied the Secretary, em
"Will you doit?"
"I havo no answer to make to that,"
said the Secretarj*. "You can't 6kin a
bare before yon catch him."
This seems to summarize the present
situation. The ItaUi will bo captured, tf
possible, but she has a long start of any
pursuers. Her escape raises an impor
tant question of international law. The
Alabama claims, which cost < "reat Britain
§20,000,000, arose in a similar manner,
through the equipment of a Con federate
vessel in an English port, and the sup- j
plying of mon, guns and|inimunitiou ;to
her by British vessels. As tlio Itata has
been seized by the United States at San
Diego, she was technically United States
property until discharged, and is, there
fore, liable to recapture on the high seas
by a United states man-of-war or to con
fiscation if she ever enters a United States
THE CHARLESTON TO GO IN PURSUIT.
San Francisco, May 7.—Tho Alta]
California has positive information that
the steamer Charleston will sail for
San I>iego to-morrow* in pursuit of tho
Chilean ship Itata. Secretary Tracy
telegraphed special orders to-day, and the
Charleston left Mare Island to-day and
anchored off San Francisco. Instead of :
taking hor usual anchorage, she went
behind Goat Island, out of sight. Hor j
ostensible purpose in coming down is to )
go outside and try her guns. The officers I
and men have been ordered to bo on j
board at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning.
New Yobk. May 7.—A Tribune Wash
ington special says: It is rumored here
to-night that R. L. Trumbull, tho so
called delegate of the revolutionary
Chilean Congress, was arrested to-day in
San Francisco. Tbe arrest, it is said, was
ordered at tho instance of authorities
here. It is impossible to ascertain the
truth of this to-night. Trumbull boasted
openly that he would look after shipping
a cargo of arms aud ammunition of war
for the insurgents.
A Spanish-American furnishes some
interesting facts in connection with Trum
bull's career. "K. L. Trumbull, in tho j
first place," so the Spanish-American as- ]
Berts, "is not a son, but a nephew, of the
late missionary, Rev. Dr. Trumbull; in
the second place, he does not rank among
the principal statesmen, lawyers or busi
ness men in Chile. He is a lawyer of
second rank, a statesman of no account,
and not a merchant at all, he never hav
ing been aide to command any capital;
and lastly, he is far from being the brains
of the Chilean revolution. He was sim
ply an alternate representative for one of
the districts of the southern provinces, if
I am not mistaken, and when the rebel
lion broke out he was sent to this country
on account of his family connections and
his kno*>\ ledge of the English language."
TROUBLE IN HONDURAS.
Fight Between Government Troops
La Lirertad (Salvador), May 7.—Ad
vices received here from Honduras state
that at 3 o'clock yesterday morning a
force under Colonel Molina and General
Bardales, both of whom are leading
rebels, made an attack upon the cuartel
at Ampola. The guard was taken by sur
prise and the rebels were soon in posses
sion of the cuartel. The Government
troops were immediately summoned, and
a force comprising G3O men, under com
mand of Colonel Barrera, made a move
ment against the cuartel. Severe fighting
followed, but at noon tho Government
troops succeeded in driving the rebels
from the cuartel, inflicting great loss
upon them. Among the killed was Gen
eral Bardales, one of tho rebel leaders.
The rebels evidently intend to make
another attack as soon as reinforcements
IN THE COMMONS.
Announcement Indicating Another
Little War in South Africa.
London, May 7.—Speaker Peel an
nounced in the Commons to-day the con
viction and sentence of Captain Verney.
Goschen said tho House would consider
the matter on Tuesday next.
Replying to a question in regard to the
reported Boer "trek" being prepared for
tho invasion of Mashonaland, Manica
lami, and other South African territory,
for tbe purpose of establishing a so-called
"Republic of North," tho War Secretary
intimated that troops wero being sent to
British Bccbuanaland to opposo the pro
posed "trek." This announced move
ment of the Boers and intimated counter
movement of the British troops in
Bechuanaland, seems to be the prelude
to another "little war" in South Africa.
STEAMSHIP CAPTAIN ARRESTED.
Ho Is Charged "With 111-Treating a
Seattle (Wash.), May 7.—Captain
George W. Brown, of the steamship
Haytian Republic, was arrested to-day on
a warrant sworn out in the United States
Court by George J. Rennicks, a passenger
whom he had handcuffed and imprisoned
while at sea last Sunday, while en route
from San Francisco to Seattle. Rennicks
was ordered below for using profane
language in the ladies' cabin, and was
handcuffed for an hour. On arriving at
Seattle he procured Brown's arrest for
assault, and brought suit against Brown
and the Haytian Republic for $10,000
damages. Captain Brown was released
on $10,000 bail.
An Officer Murdered.
Metz, May 7.—A sensation was caused
in the garrison here by the discovery that
Colonel Pracer had been murdered. The
body of the officer was fonnd this morn
ing at his residence. From anlnvestiga
tion made in the case by the military and
tbe police, the authorities have concluded
that robbery was the motive of the crime.
Thero is no clew to the murderer.
Guatemala to be Isolated.
City of Mexico (via Galveston), May
7.—Several well-known Salvadorians as
sert that the people of Salvador do not
hate the Guatemalans, but they have been
imposed upon and coerced bo often that
for their own safety they are obliged to
arrange treaties with other Central
American governments to isolate Guate
mala, so that she will be unable to make
French Torpedo Boat Sunk.
Paris, May 7.—A dispatch from Cher
bourg announces that a French torpedo
boat was sunk off that port in a collision
with a cruiser. There was no loss of
WHOLE KO. 15,4fi3.
President Miller Gives an Account
of the Work Done.
THE OUTLOOK FOR ITS COMPLETION
Ex-Senator Ing-alls Accepts an En
-nproment to Lecture Throughout
the Principal Cities of the United
States—Much Opposition Develop
ing; in the East to the Confirmation
of Mux well as Chief of the Bureau
of Horticulture of tho World's Fair.
Special to the Kecori>-Union.
Washington, May 7.—non. Warner
Miller, President of the Nicaragua Canal
Company, returned to-night from a visit
of inspection to Nicaragua, ln an inter
view he makes a most encouraging report
of the canal affairs.
Tho two dredges now at work have
already excavated the canal for ■ distance
of half a mile to a width of SO feet, and a
depth of seventeen feet Two other
dredges will follow this, and complete
the excavation to a depth of thirty foot,
which is to be tho depth of the completed
The company's railroad along tho lino
is now completed for ten miles, and two
milee more are graded and nearly ready
for track laying. This railroad will ex
tend to a point on the San Juan Iliv. r
called Ochoa, where tho river is to-be
dammed. Tliis dam will raise the water of
the .San Juan River up to tho level of
Lake Nicaragua, aud hll that point 0o
Lako Nicaragua, a distance of sixty-livo
Alter inspecting the work at Greytown
j and on the railroad, the party made a
I march through the wilderness near the
I lino of tho canal to Uchoa. This was a
work of great difficulty, because the en
tire distance was through an almost Im
penetrable tropical forest. The only
paths through tliis forest were thoso
made by tho engineers and surveyors.
Tho distance was some thirty-five or
forty miles, which the party succeeded In
covering in three days, thus examining
the actual line of the proposed canal, en
abling all ofthe engineers to judge of tho
character of work done, and ol the ma
! terial—rock and earth—that had to be
moved. They wero entirely satisfied
with the examination.
Tho distance-from the lake to tho Pa
cific on tho western side is about sixteen
miles. The country there is generally
cleared, settled and cultivated. On this
account the party were enabled to mako
I an investigation of the line ou horseback.
I Three days were spent here in examining
the line of the canal, from which the for
est has almost been cleared.
Tho point where the canal leaves the
lake for the Pacific is the lowest point of
land in Nicaragua, and presents the few
est obstacles to the cutting of tbe canal.
The highest poiut is only forty-one feet
alxjve the water of the lake. No difficul
ties of any kind present themselves on
this side. It is simply a matter of remov
ing a certain amount of earth, and three
locks which are to be built will bring the
canal down to a level of tho Pacific
All ofthe engineers expressed them
selves as entirely satisfied of the feasibil
ity of the route, and of the perfection of
tho plans of tho engineers of the canal.
He Has Accepted an Engagement to
Lecture Throughout the Country.
New Yoiuc, May 7. — That erratic
statesman, John James Ingalls, ex-Sen
ator from Kansas, is uot to adopt journal
ism as a profession, and become an editor
of one ofthe great literary organs, as was
announced after his retiring from tho
United States Senate, but is to shine forth
in a few months as ji star of tbe first order
iv lycenm lectures.
A few days ago he entered into com
munication with Major Pond, of this city,
who managed Stanley's American course.
in regard to lectures next season. Pond
made him the big ofi'er of $500 a night,
aud the result was that Ingalls took tho
first train that pulled out ol" Atchison for
Tho gentlemen met to-day and the
terms and contract wero agreed upon,
and under it Mr. Ingalls will appear in
all the leading cities of the country and
will deliver from ono to three lectures in
Opposition to the Continuation of Max
Chicago, May 7.—Considerable oppo
sition has doveloped to the confirmation
of tho appointment of Walter Maxwell of
California as chief of tho Horticultural
Bureau of tho World's Fair. A delega
tion is here from New York, represent
ing New York, Pennsylvania and New
England societies, to join other "kickers"
in protesting against his confirmation.
They assert that Maxwell is not qualified
for the position, and has not sufficient
knowledge of horticulture. A local paper
says strenuous opposition has also de
veloped in a portion of Southern Cali
fornia, Maxwell's own locality.
Secretary Blame advises the World's
Fair headquarters that the German Gov
ernment has officially accepted an invita
tion to participate in the ""A orld's Fair.
The attorney for the Board of Control
and Lady Managers filed a lengthy
answer in the Federal Court to-day to
Miss Couzins' bill for an injunction.
St. Paul, May 7.—The Great Northern
has received crop reports from 361 points
on its main line and branches. With a
single exception, the reports are of a most
favorablo nature, aud indicate an abun
dant harvest. The acreage of wheat is
about fifteen per cent, greater than last
year on an average.
Atchison (Kan.), May 7.— J. W. Or?,
Assistant General Attorbey of the Mis
souri Pacific, who traveled extensively
this week in Western Kansas and Ne
braska, says thero is more talk than truth
in the reports of damage to wheat. He
says the prospect was never better,and
the farmers never more hopeful. Here
and there the Hessian ily is working, but
doing very little damage. *>
Governor Markham at Pasadena.
Los Angeles, May 7.—Governor
Markham arrived from the north this
afternoon and went out to Pasadena this
evening. The Governor will remain
about a week. Mrs. Markham will ar
rive on Tuesday.
Death Record of Chicago.
Chicago, May 7.—Tho records of tho
health department for April show 3.450
deaths—an increase of 45 over March, and
more than double the number in April,
IS9O. Influenza and kindred complaints
are largely represented.