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A FRUITLESS CHASE.
The Itata Making Good Her
Nothing Seen or Heard of the
The Charleston Arrived at Acapulco
Without Sighting Her.
' The Esmeralda Returned to That Port,
and Apparently Playing a
Game of Bluff.
Associated Press DisDatchei.
Washington, May 16.—After a week's
waiting some tangible news was today
received at the navy department from
First came a dispatch from Acapulco
stating that the Chilean insurgent
cruiser Esmeralda put out of Acapulco
harbor yesterday, and had returned to
port today. Later on, through the
state department, a dispatch came say
ing the Charleston had arrived at Aca
pulco, and that the Esmeralda was still
in port, bat giving no news of the Itata.
What the next step is to be none at the
department knows or feels free to tell.
The Charleston is to take on coal, as
her supply has probably nearly run
out during her week's chase. Whether
the Esmeralda is to have the privilege
of taking coal aboard, cannot be learned
here as it is a matter entirely within the
control of the Mexican government; but
the presumption at the department is
against it, as the neutrality laws would
be strained by the Mexican government,
if it allowed anything beyond water and
food bupplies to be furnished the bel
The theory at the navy department is
that the Charleston, whose commander,
Captain Remey, has orders admitting
large discretionary movements, will now
lie at or near Acapulco for a time, trust
ing that the Itata, which is a slow seven
knot ship, has not yet passed
down the coast, and will try
to coal in that neighborhood.
In case she is sighted the Charleston
will doubtless try to seize her. She can
not do this in Mexican waters, so that
it would be necessary to hold her off
outside the three-mile line, or if unsuc
cessful in that to follow her to sea when
she goes out.
What the Esmeralda will do in the
meantime is problematical. The gen
eral impression is that the officers of
that vessel will ruly more upon strategy
than force to obtain the supplies carried
by the Itata, and some of the officers be
lieve that she is trying to lure the
Charleston away from the Itata's real
course. Recourse to force to prevent
the Charleston from capturing the Itata,
however, would, it is said, be the death
blow of the insurgent cause in Chile, as
the entire naval force of the United
States in the Pacific would, if necessary,
be promptly called into play to destroy
the insurgent navy.
SHORT OF COAL.
Btorles Told by the Officers of the Steamer
San Diego, May 16.—.the captain of
the steamer Newbern, which arrived in
this port at midnight, last night, reports
that on the way down the coast she met
the warship Esmeralda at Cape San
Lucas, and spoke with the, officers of
that vessel. After leavipg the Esme
ralda, which proceeded north, he passed
during the night a vessel supposed to be
the Chilean warship Imperiale, also go
ing north. On his return trip he reports
seeing none of the above vessels, but
arrived at Cape San Lucas the day follow
ing the departure of the Esmeralda
from that port. The captain further
stated that he is of the opinion that the
Esmeralda and Itata put in Magdalena
bay, where the latter's cargo could be
transferred without any trouble, and the
Charleston might have passed by while
this transfer was being made.
Purser Walter, of the steamer New-,
bern, when interviewed today, said the
Chilean man-of-war Esmeralda was short
of coal when the Newbern passed her op
the Ist instant off Cape Sai\ Lucas. The
officers of the Esmeralda visited the
Newbern at San Jose Uel Cabo the next
day t and said their destination was some
port in the United States where they
could get coal. They also inquired as to
the quantity of coal the Newbern was
carrying, and seemed disappointed when
informed that the steamer had only a
Captain Yon Helms tells a story about
seeing another war-ship, larger than the
Esmeralda, on the night of the Ist. He
thinks this also must have been an in
surgent ship, for the officers of the Es
. meralda knew of her whereabouts, and
did not appear to be alarmed, as would
have been the case if the ship had been
Balmaceda's Imperiale. The officers of
the Esmeralda refused to tell the name
■ of the other ship when questioned.
The Esmeralda Still Outside and Unable
to Obtain Coal.
City op Mexico," May 16. —The gov
ernment denies the truth of the pub
lished rumors that the Esmeralda suc
ceeded in buying even a limited amount
of coal at Acapulco, but says, on the
contrary, she was ordered out of the
port, and is now lying off the coast-in
neutral waters. The general opinion at
1 Acapulco is that the Itata has passed
that place and gone south, and that the ,
Esmeralda had been waiting for the
United States steamer Charleston. At
5 o'clock this afternoon an unusual com
motion was observed on the Esmeralda,
but a thorough search of the water fail
ed to show any sign of an approaching
The Baltimore and San Francisco In the
Iquique, May 16. —The United States
warship Baltimore, from Valparaiso, ar
rived here this morning. The Baltimore
and San Francisco will remain on this
-coast, under command of Admiral
Brown. Admiral McCann will be trans
ferred to the Pensacola, which is ex-
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
pected here in a few days, and will then
leave for the Atlantic.
Washington, May 16. —A cablegram
received at the department from Admiral
McCann announced that the Baltimore
and San Francisco were both at Iquique,
Chile, today. So it appears that the
Baltimore has come north and the San
Francisco has been stayed in her south
ern course just at the point where nearly
all of the Chilean insurgent navy is now
assembled. This point is almost at the
extreme north of Chile, and is where the
Itata would naturally find her destina
tion, if she eluded the Charleston,
Judge Taft's Death Expected Momenta
rily Other— Distinguished Patient*.
San Diego, May 16.—Judge Taft has
been sinking very rapidly, today, and
his condition is now extremely critical.
His physicians do not expect that the
ex-secretary will survive the night.
BLAINE MUCH BETTER.
New York, May 16. — Mr. Blame
passed a comfortable day, and his con
dition is so much improved, that the
doctor does not intend to visit him to
GALT ON HIS PERT AGAIN.
Chicago, May 16.—John C. Gait, the
well-known railroad man, who was
reported yesterday to have suffered a
stroke of apoplexy, is about again. It
was a severe attack of vertigo.
WALES AND GLADSTONE.
London, May 16.—The Prince of Wales
is suffering from muscular rheumatism
in the legs, which prevents his standing
for any length of time.
Gladstone has suffered a alight re
H. Sampson, the proprietor, of the
Referee, a sporting paper devoted to
sport and the drama, died today from
DEVASTATED BY FLAMES.
A GREAT FIRE AT MUSKEGON,
Twenty-two of the Finest Blocks In the
City Laid in Ruins—Hundreds of Peo
ple Rendered Homeless.
Muskegon, Mich., May 16. —Twenty-
two squares of business buildings and
dwellings were swept away tonight by
the most disastrous fire Muskegon has
ever seen. The fire started at 2:30 in
the Launkowell hotel barns, just off
Pine street, and, aided by strong wind,
swept with lightning-like rapidity ten
blocks up Pine street, one of the chief
business streets of the city. Then by a
sudden shift of wind the flames were
driven toward Terrace avenue, one ot
the finest residence streets in the city,
where they swept unchecked until the
southern portion of the city was reached,
where the buildings were not so' close
together. There the firemen, aided by
engines and men from Grand Rapids,
succeeded in getting the flames under
control, although at a late hour some
buildings were still burning fiercely.
THE DEVASTATED DISTRICT.
Twenty-two blocks are devastated. On
Pine street the business houses for ten
blocks are entirely wiped out. Among
the more valuable blocks were the Pine
street house,' Philabourn block, Ecker
man's drugstore, Matthew Wilson's res
idence, Sedgwick's wholesale store, Mc-
Michael's shoe store, the Launkowell ho
tel. No less than three hundred and
fifty residences, including some of the
finest in the city, are in ashes. The
$100,000 court house was gutted, but the
public documents were saved. The
prisoners in the county jail, which occu
pied the basement of the court house,
were liberated. Several cows and horses
were burned, and a little child sleeping
in the Launkowell hotel, where the fire
started, is missing.
A conservative estimate places the
total losses at over half a million dollars.
Hundreds of families who were ren
dered homeless, are being cared for by
people in the portion of the city which
The scene on the streets tonight is
terrible. Homeless people are running
frantically about making endeavors to
save some little portion of their most
valuable effects which were dragged
from the houses, but in most cases the
spread of the flames was so rapid that
little or nothing could be carried away.
Through the cries of women and chil
dren and the shouting of the men could
be heard the explosion of dynamite used
by firemen to blow up buildings in the
hope of staying the progress of the
flames, and again a heavy concussion as
the boiler in some business building
would explode, scattering debris in all
directions. The firemen labored under
difficulties from the start, the gale which
was blowing scattering huge blazing
brands far beyond where the men were
working, and causing new fires to spring
A SAD INCIDENT.
Among the sad incidents was the death
of Harry Stevens, son of Postmaster Ste
vens. He was ill with pneumonia, and
when the flames approached the house
he had to be moved. The shock was too
great, and he died while being removed
to a place of safety.
Tonight women and children of the
poorer .classes wander homelessly along
the streets, moaning and weeping over
their losses. If the city authorities do
not immediately interpose and make
some arrangements to house the home
*Bß, extreme suffering will certainly fol
The territory now devastated is eleven
blocks long and from one to two blocks
Haydon's Last Spree.
San Diego, May 16.— W. D. Haydon,
a rancher living near Gampo, this coun
ty, was found dead this morning in the
road, near that town. The body was
under Haydon's buggy, and the dead
man had evidently fallen from the vehi
cle just where he was found. The horse
had stood patiently by the side of his
master for several hours. Haydon was
a hard drinker, and left Campo at 6
o'clock last night in an intoxicated con
dition. Alcoholism was probably the
cause of his death.
SUNDAY MORNING. MAY 17, 1891 .—TWELVE PAGES.
IN THE FATHERLAND.
Overtures to Spain for a
The Convention With America
Stands in the Way.
Pending Changes In the Prussian
Caustic Criticisms of the Kaiser's Auto
cratic Tendencies—Great Suffer
ing In Westphalia.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Berlin, May 16.—[Copyrighted, 1891,
by the New York Associated Press. 1—
The negotiations for a German-Austrian
commercial treaty with Spain have be
come curiously involved with the reci
procity convention proposed by the
United States. The German embassy at
Madrid sent a dispatch to the effect that
the Spanish minister of foreign affairs
received the overtures for a treaty with
Germany favorably, and told the German
ambassador that the cabinet meant to
renew its treaties generally on the prin
ciple of reciprocity as far as was compat
ible with its protection policy. Since
this, however, the concession to the
United States has become known.
This renders it difficult for
any treaty with European powers.
Spain has agreed to give American im
ports into Cuba and Porto Rico a differ
ential rate of 25 per cent., against
similar imports from all other countries,
whether or not they conclude treaties
with Spain. Such a privilege, consti
tuting a practical customs union be
tween the United States and the Spanish
Antilles, blocks the negotiations which
the German embassador had undertaken
simultaneously with the Austrian,
Italian and Belgium ministers. Spain
has been invited to send a delegate to
the customs conference at Vienna, where
the difficulty might be discussed. Ger
man traffic with the Antilles is of no
great importance, but the formation of a
treaty recognizing exclusive American
Srivileges is hardly possible. The
ladrid government finds that every
country of Europe has a similar view of
GERMAN CABINET CHANGES.
The resignation of Herr Maybach,
Prussian minister of public works, re
moves from the public stage the last
minister of the old emperor, except
Boetticher. The latter is now on the
eve of departing. It is reported that he
will become president of the province of
Schlesswig-Hoistein. Herr Yon Beu
ningaeti has succeeded to the home Of
fice, and Herr Miguel, imperial minister
of finance, becoming vice-president of
the Prussian council. The impending
changes add power to the National Lib
erals in the ministry.
THE KAISER HIS OWN MINISTER.
The press is discussing a pamphlet,
supposed to have been inspired by Bis
marck, assailing the emperor's tenden
cies toward absolutism. The paper
argues that a minister alone ought to be
responsible, and that the sovereign
ought specially to avoid rhetorical de
clarations, as in proportion that his
fallibility becomes obvious, will respect
for him suffer. A chapter on The
Kaiser, His Own Minister, blames
Chancellor yon Caprivi for not using
his influence to prevent the emperor's
injudicious public utterances, compares
Germany to a rudderless ship, and ac
cuses the emperor of consulting private
advisers behind the backs of his minis
MISERY OF DEFEATED STRIKERS.
The misery of the defeated strikers at
Westphalia is extreme. Over 20,000
who have applied for work in the Bo
chum district have been refused em
ployment and threatened with expulsion
from their homes.
A Delegate of the Revolutionary Party
Interviewed In Paris.
Paris, May 16.—A delegate of the
Chilean Progressive party,' in an inter
view, denies the New York telegram
stating that Barras Suco was drowned
by the sinking of the Blanco Encahada,
and that his signature was illegally em
ployed. The British consul at Iquique,
he said, cabled that Suco is alive. The
delegate declared that Barlmaceda's ad
herents had given contracts to the Arm
strongs to provide big guns for the
cruiser President Pinto, but that the
Congress party demanded that the Brit
ish government should not allow the
guns to be delivered. If this demand is
disregarded, the Congress party intend
when the struggle is ended, to present
a claim similar to that in the case of the
Alabama. Similar claims will also be
made upon France if she allows the new
cruisers to depart.
ANkIOUB TO MAKE MONEY.
Buffalo Bill's Indians Becoming Bapidly
Chicago, May 16.—One of the officers
at army headquarters today received' a
letter from a gentleman connected with
Buffalo Bill's show. The writer says
the redskins now in Europe are anxious
to make money, and some of them send
their entire earnings home, declaring
that they will settle down and build
homes when they return. Kicking
Bear and Short Bull, two of the worst
hostiles, are particularly economical.
A PROVOKED ATTACK.
The Czarowitch Merely Got What He
Deserved In Japan.
St. Petersburg, Mayl6.—The reti
cence observed by the*officials in regard
to the exact scene of the attack on the
czarowitch, gives credence to the report
that the czarowitch and companions pro
voked resentment in a place of public
amusement by unruly behavior.
An Attorney Absconds.
Clarksville, Tex., May 16.—A sen
sation has been caused by the disap
pearance of H. B. Wright, a prominent
lawyer. Yesterday Louis Dabney, a
young lawyer from Dallas, called on
him and demanded some money he was
holding. Wright confessed that he had
lost it in speculation. He promised to
make it good at once, and left the office,
and has not been seen since. It is now
believed that his liabilities may reach
The Jury Afraid to Convict Him an Cir
Mkbced, Cal., May 16.—The jury in
the case of August Olsen, charged with
the murder of John Ivett, returned a
verdict of not guilty at 3:46 this after
The jury was out three hours. On the
first ballot there were four votes for con
viction, but after deliberation, a verdict
of acquittal was reached. One of the
jurors said afterwards that Olsen's ac
quittal was due to a feeling among the
jurors that there was a reasonable doubt
as to his guilt.
Rio Grande Flood Sufferers.
Santa Fb, N. M., May 16.—Sheriff
Luna, of Valencia county, reports over
two thousand people homeless in his
county. On the east back of the Rio
Grande, opposite Los Lunas, the county
seat, houses and crops have been des
troyed by the flood. The Rio Grande is
now slowly falling.
Third Party Delegates.
Kansas City, May 16.—The Kansas
delegation to the Cincinnati third party
convention began to rendezvous here
today, preparatory to the trip to Cincin
nati. Interviews with the leaders show
that they favor the formation of a third
party, on the Farmers' Alliance plan.
Dr. Graves Indicted.
Denver, May 16. —Late tonight it was
learned that the grand jury in the Bar
naby case found an indictment against
Dr. Graves for murder in the first de
gree. It is thought another party will
also be indicted in this case, but his
name cannot be learned tonight.
THE RIOT ACT READ.
MAYOR SHAKESPEARE'S WARNING
TO THE PROVEZANOS.
The Leaders of the Disturbing Element in
New Orleans Notified That Their Oper
ations Must Cease.
New Orleans, May 16. —Yesterday
Henry Peters, a stevedore, went to the
city hall and complained to Mayor
Shakespeare that the Provenzanos were
interfering with him and intimidating
his laborers. He made an affidavit and
the Provenzanos brothers were arrested
and held under $20,000 bonds. The mayor
sent for the Provenzanos this morning,
and said: "I have sent for you because
this city has grown tired of the intimi
dation and lawlessness you have carried
on. I want to give you fair notice and
warning that this thing must
atop at once and for all time.
I know well enough you have long been
at the head of the disturbing element
here, that has been a menace to the
peace of this community. You know as
well as I do the insidious means
by which you seek to intimidate
and frighten people. You may not
do your work openly, but you
find another, and perhaps more effective
way. You have sought to foment trouble
here, time and time again. A Matranga
comes to me and tells me he cannot
pass a Provenzano in the street with
out the latter spitting at him. Now
there must be at once and for
ever an end to this. lam sick and
tired of it. I tell you, you mußt take
your hands off. I have issued orders to
the chief of police that he use his entire
force to prevent you from carrying your
designs into executiou. I am sorry
that I am obliged to go to
Denver. If I could remain
here, I would personally take command
of the police force and use every means
at my command to wipe from the face
of the earth every member of your gang
who tries to raise his hand against per
sons of this community. But my repre
sentatives will act for me. This reign
of terror must stop, and if there is a
way possible to do it, it will stop."
The Provenzanos left the hall without
saying more than to protest their inno
DOWN TO BUSINESS.
President Harrison .Resumes His Duties
at tho White House.
Washinoton, May 16.—The president
resumed his official duties at the white
house today. There are a number of
important questions pending in each of
the executive departments, and it is the
president's purpose to dispose of them
as rapidly as possible. The Bering sea
question requires immediate considera
tion, and the president will devote his
attention to that first, with the view of
having the government's policy in re
gard to the seal fisheries, so far as the
present season is concerned, clearly de
Pending final settlement of the
controversy, by arbitration, it
is probable that the sailing
orders of the revenue cutters assigned
to duty in Bering sea will be issued
next week. The illness of Secretary
Blame may necessitate a slight delay in
the preparation of the instructions, but
it will be only temporary.
CLEVELAND AND CARLISLE.
The Kentucky Democracy Adjourned
Without Indorsing; Them.
Louisville, Ky., May 16. —The Demo
cratic state convention concluded its
work this afternoon. The ticket as
completed is: For governor, John
Young Brown; lieutenant governor, M.
C. Alford, Lexington ; attorney-general,
W. J. Hehdrick, Flemingsburg; auditor,
L. C. Norman, Frankfort; treasurer, H.
C. Hale; register of the land office; G.
B. Swargo, Campton; superintendent
of public instruction, Ed Porter Thomp
son, Owenton; clerk of the court of
appeals, A. Adams, Cynthiana.
Just at the close resolutions endors
ing Grover Cleveland and John G. Car
lisle and naming Cleveland for presi
dent were offered, but the delegates
were in no humor to delay and the mo
tion to adjourn was carried.
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