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KNOWS THE BREED.
a. Secret Service Man Talko
About the Mafia.
BEGINNING OF THE OEGA.NIZATION.
4 Revolutionary Movement Which lias
j.sps.Ml. a It Were Its Acts In Am er
ic, Generally Directed Against Ital
ians Illustration of Its . Working--A
Ba,l i.ut Generally News from Jiew
Orleans A Threat or a Hoax The M ob
D,.ffndel Senator Allison's Views.
Washington Crrr. March 18. "The
llafi.1 tloe not exist in America as an or
ganization," was the opinion of an offl ,-er
of the povernment secret service who lias
lia,l as much experience in dealing with
tiit- furi'isn criminal element as any ot'ier
ni.m in this country. "I have in aiy
p,.s.s'.iiin." he continued. "letters frm
tivo men, who were perfectly familiar
with the workings of the Mafi;. Their
s!,.rit's asree in every particular, not
witlistaniiins the fact that oue i a
Sicilian, a member of the Mafia, aula
crook who is now doing his term in the
jvnitoiiti.ry, while the other isaRoman
by birth and a man of education and of
first-rate standing in this country. In tht
first place the Mafia is a Sicilian orgs ni
jtion which was started as a revclu-
f. mary movement against the Italian
g. -ivt-rtinu'ia. All the best men of the
blatiJ .-illii'd themselves with it, and it
.hi'i nut hiriit of the low or selfish about it.
Later on the lawless element got the up
per !i -mm 1, until there was no crime that
was not charged up in the category
The Society in TliW Country.
"A 1 land of Sicilians com over to this
cmintry, for instance, and settle down,
Himein one city, some in auother. At
first they may not eveu know theirVc m
patri.H., but soon they come together,
jxneil by a common bond of interest. Two
men find that they are from the same dis
trict in Sicily, and later on that they are
lorn members of this secret society, and
Lefore long a littla coterie get together.
Tin)- are not members of a society ba id
.vl together agaiust the Anterictn, but
s .mply representatives of a Sicilian org ui
iition tliat is hostile to the Italian gov
ernment. Their enmity as a rule is di
r,' ..red against the Italians with whom
tiny are thrown in contact in the town of
t uir adoption. When any enemy is to be
p it out of the way it is a simple matter to
ir.nv lots, ai.d one of the little set can do
business in a quiet, gentlemanly way.
A Specimen Job of Cutting.
"The man Scoffed i, who was one of
t'mse shot to death in New Orleans on
Saturday, was involved in an episode of
i.mt character in New York some time
Oue Carracci was suspected of jiv
ing away the secrectsof the Mafia, and he
was nominated for vengeance. Scotf.'di
met Carracci on the street and, grasping
Lim earnestly by the hand, cried out: Ah,
.Ktlina, so glada to see you. Hope j ou
wtlla,' and he held firmly onto John's
Lands while a third party stepped up be
hind and rewa long dirk -knife carrss
isiif.y up and down Caaracci's fare, 1 ay
ir ; it open irom top to hot loin. Scofledi
was the one who caught Carracci a he
f i!. saying as he did so: "Oh, dapora
Carracci Raffled of Vengeance.
"And it was owing to his intervent.on
that the third party slipped away. John
rovered, and ever since then he has b ua
'.it. r Scoffed i with much enthusiasm, but
Miioitunately he himself fell from grace,
had Ins term has not yet expired, lie in-f-'i.drd
to kill ScolTedi as soon as he was a
tree man, but the people of New Orle ins
-ft in ahead of him, and there is nothing
1-ft for him to do in the matter. Of the
foreign element in. this country who are
arrested as criminals, 53 per cent, of those
t iut hare come in contact with the set ret
8'rvice are Italians.
They Are Expert Counterfeiters.
' Ail Sicilians are Italians, and thera is
no record to show what portion of this 53
per cent hailed originally from Sidy.
The secret service of the United States
has been aware for several years of the
operations of the Mafia in this count ry.
Counterfeiting, which is their diversion
:ls well as a part of the duties of tl eir
profession of crime, could not fail sooner
or later to bring them before the eye of
Hie government detective force. If a
Sicilian were brought before me char ged
with counterfeiting," concluded the set ret
s-rvice officer, "I should ask first if he
was a member of the Mafia, and I should
lw very much surprised if he should say
that he was not. He might possibly be
t'lling the truth, but I would harily
think he was."
THREATENED WITH DEATH.
Mayor Shakespeare Receives a Letter
New Orleans, La., March 13 A letter
purporting to come from a committer of
"i.'U Italians was received by Mayor
Shakespeare Monday, iu which it was
stated that Wickliffe, Parkerson, and
bintself must die at the hands of the afore
Mil committee. The letter also stated
that the chief assassins are not yet caught.
The letter is thought by Chief of Police
Caster to be a hoax.
The Massacre Defended.
A prominent citizen in an interview
yesterday justified the events of Saturday.
He said that thirty-three assassination"
had taken place since 1800, and not on-.
the assassins been punished, because it
was impossible to get Italians to swear to
the truth in such cases. ' Perjury was the
rle, and if that was not sufficient a jier
jured alibi was set up. At first the police
''ok little notice of these murders be
'ause Italians were always the victims.
l''U Hennessey was i different sort of
iiiaii. He determined to trace the as as
ns down, and for that he was murdered.
'"e citizens had to light the devil -with
1 he Grand Jury at Work.
I he grand jury is investigating the
fliarge-s of bribery of jurors in the t'en
iie.ssey case, and it is understood t hey
have some important clues. Yesterday
JiHl;e Marr instructed the grand jurr to
laake a rigid investigation of the occur
rences ou Saturday. He said that it was
" deplorable tragedy. "I say a deplorable
tragedy because, without reference to the
causes, all good citieens must and do re
fcfet the taking of human life witb out
warrant of law."
"When Bo(SM Fall Oat."
The result of the event of Saturday is
tuat the Provenxaaos and Mttlrangu tar
ceasing each other of being members of
t h- Maim, and from th some Important
facts may become known. That the Ma
trangiw are prominent in this society of
rtssassin, there seems to lie no doubt, but
m the Hennessey case there was not suf
ficient evidence to implicate. Charles Ma
tranga. rkwP.?r,'Cat,n Wife.
U Malley having not yet been heard
from, hm wife is being subjected to perse
cution by a gang that ha'.gs around her
house day nd night, destroying flowers
ana shrubbery, and resorting to different
means of potty annoyance. The mula of
a neighbor was killed Monday uight by
some miscreant, who thought it belonged
to the missing detective.
Denounced by (Senator Allison.
benator Allison left for Iowa yesterday
morning. In an interview he denounced
the slaughter of Saturday, saying theie
was not sufficient provocation therefor.
He thought from what he had been able
to ascertain that the jury could not have
convicted with the evidence before them.
A reaction appears to be going on in the
Detective O'Mallcy at Cleveland.
Cleveland, O., March lS.-Dominick
O'Malley, the detective who is accused of
tampering with the Mafia jury in New Or
leans, has asrived here. Detectives Me
dian and Gallagher and Patrolman
.Neill, who do duty on the west side, say
that O'Mnlley was at one time amemlxr
of the "Triangle gang" of toughs. O'Mal
ley was first arrested on a charge of lar
ceny. In IStU Gallagher took him on sus
picion, and he was sent to the workhouse,
THOUGHT THEY WERE INSULTED.
Zealous Irishmen Object to the Stars and
Stripes at ISufTalo.
LUk-.u.o. N. V., March H. The stars
and Mi-ipes were unfurled at the top of
I he. liberty pole herj yesterday, the first
time it has ever been done on St. Patrick's
day in Buffalo. In some way the story
got started that this had been done to iu
suit the Irish people, and sub
sequently a party of Irish
men wearing large green shamrocks
made their way to the liberty pole and be
gan to pull the colors down. They were
stopped by some indignant citizens, who
pulled the flag back to its former position.
Later a second attempt to haul down the
flag was made, "but a policeman interfereu,
anil the Hag was allowed to remain.
Peculiar Coincidence in llisaster.
Washington Citv, March 18 A pe
culiar coincidence in connection with the
wreck of the United" States Steamship
Galeua and naval tugs Nina and Triana
is that ou March 10. lSSii, two years ago
Monday, three other I'uited States ves
sels were destroyed at. Apia. Samoa, by
the great thr.e-days hurricaue. Another
peculiar circumstance connected with the
disasters is that Lieutant Commander H.
W. I.yon, who commanded the Triana,
was the executive officer of the Trenton
when she was wrecked, and Ensign Field,
of the Galena, was on the Nipsic when
she went ashore at Apia.
Death of Frince Napoleon.
Rome, March IS Prince Napoleon,
"Plon-Plon," died in this city at 4 o'clock
yesterday afiernoon. He suffered the
most excruciating pain during his last
hours, it requiring the strength of four
men to keep him in bed. His cries, caused
by the agony he endured, were plainly
heard in the street. He refused all formal
religious ministration. The dead prince
was born Sept. ., 1S2. at Trieste. Be was
a son of Prince Jerome Bonaparte,
brother of Emperor Napoleon I. His
mother was the Princess Frederika cf
living the Envoys the Cold Shoulder.
Cincinnati. O., March IS. Resolutions
were introduced lust night at two public
irfeo tings of Irishmen, held at Greenwood
and Music Halls, condemnatory of the ar
rival of the Irish parliamentary envoys as
seeking to transfer their internecine strife
to the United States. The meetings
pledged themselves to work unitedly
against representatives of Parnell or Mc
Carthy who may arrive here, and advise
the delegation now here to return to Ire
land, resign their seats, and go to the
The tirand Army Anniversary.
Kl'TLANU, Vt., March IS. A general or
der for the observance of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of the Grand Army which will
cur on April 6, 1S91, has been issued by
Commander-in-Chief Veasy. According
to the order a public commemorative
meeting will be held by each post on the
day named. The Woman's Relief corps,
and other organizations of a similar na
ture, will be invited to participate.
Senator Friedlander's Case.
Lansing, Mich., March 18. As yet no
new developments have arisen in the
Friedlander affair. Attorneys Devell and
Dart, who have been retained by the In
dian woman, Mary Petoskey, are here, but
spend most of their time in the law de
partment of the state library. They re
fuse to talk about the case.
St. I'at rick's Day.
Chicago, March IS. St. ;Patrick's day
was observed in this city by a monster
parade during the day, and at night by
balls and festivities of various kinds. In
New York there were two processions of
the rival factions. In other cities largo
and small the day was duly observed.
Hushes Still Lead the Tramp.
New Yohk, March IS The score of the
walking match at 1 a. m. to-day was:
Hughes. 2:15; Moore, 210; Bennett, 210;
Messier, 2'JT; Hegebnan. 204; Gowan, 193;
Herty, 193; Noreuifc. J92: Brodie's Un
known. 187; Burns, 183; Fox, ITS; Guer
Got Even with Monte Carlo.
Monaco, March IS. The Euglishman
who on two recent occasions broke the
Monte Carlo bank, Monday won flO.OOO.
This, he says, makes him quits with the
gambling house. He declares that he has
hitherto been a loser.and accuses the bank
Missing and Dank Foods Short.
Philadelphia, March 18. G. Wharton
Ritchie, receiving teller of the Common
wealth National bank, has been missing
since Feb. 23. and tT,819 of the bank's
funds disappeared at the same time.
Mrs. Owens' Condition.
Washington Citv, March 13. There
was a slight Improvement in the condition
of Mrs. Owens yesterday afternoon, but
she was still in a very critical condition.
Bed need Their Employes' Wafes.
AU.ENT0WN, Pa., March ia The wages
of the employes of the Lehigh Iron com
pany have been red need 10 per cent.
Secretary Blaln ia suffering from a ssv
I vere oold.
THE ABGUS, WEDNESDAY. MAKCH.
LEFT THE DYNAMITE TO THAW,
And It Thawed with the Vans! Result,
Only That No One Was Killed.
IUlifa. X. S.. March l&-About8a.
mMonday. at the ship railway dock,
Tidniah. about seventy-five rounds of
dynamite was placed at a fire to thaw out
by a man detailed for the work, and who
then went to hU home, a mils away. Just
a he reached his home the dynamite ex
ploded, wrecking the shanty in which it
was placed, and shattering into fragments
the railway dredge, close by. Considers
Die damage was done to the machinery
about the dock. The shock was felt for
1'e The explosion occurred onlr a few
minutes before the time for the 300 men
employed in blasting out rocks to begin
A mine explosion at Ashland, Ta.,
Tuesday morning killed two men.
Buffalo and Cleveland vessel owners
nave agreed to oneu lake navigation on
Speaker CrafU has at last announctd
the committees of the Illinois house of
The Valley Iron Works, of Cleveland,
Ohio, has made an assignment, with lia
bilities about f J0.000.
The village of North Washington. Iowa,
was nearly wiped out by fire Monday
night. The loss is fOO.000.
A wing of the county house and asylum
at Wayne, Mich., burned Tuesday morn
ing. All the patients escaped unhurt.
Paul Delourede, the French "Teuto
phobisf says that if Kaiser Billy ever
goes to Paris he will not get away .i'ivr
Mr. Stephen Joubert, a Paris banker,
has left town. Assets in sight, 3 francs,
75 centimes; liabilities, y,utXU0U francs.
It is said that Civil Service Commis
sioner Lyman has refused to resign on de
mand of the president, and will be re
moved. Dennis Cramer, a tinner, of Chicago,
shot three of his friends Monday night I
causc they refused to testify in his behalf
in a suit he had on trial.
The trial at Washington City of Charles
K. Kincaid for the killing of ex-Congressman
William P. Taullwe, ot Kentucky,
has been postponed until Monday next.
Anna Dickinson's sister writes from the
sanitarium where the distinguished lect
uress is now confined, expressing hop
amounting to conviction that she will en
Ex-Senator Gil Pierce, of North Dakota,
is said to have been tendered the Japanese
mission by the president. He has also, so
it is renorted. been offered n nr.vr. ,.f
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half interest in the Minneapolis Tribune
and the editorialship at 5,000 a year.
Harris Gilbert, of Clarksville. Ark .
quarreled over cards with a negro. He
weut out and trot his cun. but his son
stood between him and his intended vic
tim. He ordered his son out of the way
and when the latter refused, shot him
M T r,irr-.-n a U.l..,., t,
.... ... , . , . uiuiuiiiri, n u
bouueed from a theatrj iu Brooklyn, N.
Y., because ho nearly stopped the per
formance by his persistent encore of one
of the dancers, and refused to keep still
wnen requested, lie has now sued the
theatre people for S.1,000.
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Secretary of the Treasury Nettleton Tues-
.1... 1 .,r...,:. . . x- - i
""J "J leiusiu iu mii-piy a lorK
firm with tl, 000,000 in gold bars to
ship to Europe, for the reason that it is
not 1 he lint v of the t r.-.tsnrv t.i tirtivi,!. tlm
gold at the present rate of exchange.
Itringins the Carriers to Time.
Washington Citv, March IS. Post
master General Wanamaker's summary
removal of four letter carriers from
the foroe of the Washington City post
o.'lice aud 1: is suspension of fourteen oth
ers has already had an almost magic i! ef
fect upon the ftvo delivery service iu this
city. The removed letter carriers, it was
proved, visited salens while on duty,
knocked down" street car tickets, aud
omitted collection from certain boxes
upon their routes.
Convicts Down Willi I -a (irippc.
Boston, Mass., March IS. About fifty
couvicts at the state prison at Charles
town now have the grip. The twenty
beds in the hospital are filled aud many
cots are made up on the floor. Jesse
Pomery. the murderer, and the notorious
"Chicken" Welch were among the suf
ferers, but have recovered. The disease
in Charlt stov. n does not extend outside
the walls of the pri son.
I'aruell at Cork.
Dublin, March IS. Parnell received an
enthusiastic welcome at Cork. He made
a speech at the Corn Exchange which con
tained no new points. He said he would
resign if Healy would do the same.
The Weather We May Expect.
Washington Citv. March 18. The folio win?
re the weather indications for twenty four
hours from 8 p. m. yesterday: For Indiana,
Illinois and Lower Michigan Light rain;
colder weather by Wednesday night; southerly
winds. For Upper Michigan and Wisconsin
Fair weather by Wednesday night; cooler;
winds beconiiu; northerly. For Iowa Fair
weather WednesJay night; slightly cooler;
Chicago. March 17.
The quotations on the Itnard of trade to-day
were a follows: Wheat No. 2 March, opened
;Ge, closed SlUc; May, opened $1.01. closed
f Lit'; July, opened 7?ic, closed Hc. Corn
No. 2 March, opened , closed ttic; May.
opened ttJW closed ftrjc; July, opened 6IMjc
closed (Uc.. Oats No 2 May, opened fCVic,
closed 531.4c: June, opened and closed &2c;
July, opened 4!lc, cloned 4.!-ic Pork March.
opened , closed 81L3), May, opened ill 1 3T.
closed $11.40. July, opened SllU). clotted
$11,774. Lard-March, opened SCSI, clotted
Produce: Buttor Fancy separator. 3.V. per
lb; fancy fresh dairies, 9;j--; packing stock.
KilSc. Eggs Strictly frth, ljiit l.Vc per dnz.
Dressed poultry Chickens, lUcTtliKuc jier lh;
ducks, 12q.l3r; mixed lots, lli,l'U;. pw, T;.".
8c. Potatoes White rose, $1.001.(15 tor seej;
red rose, $l.miP?l.U for seed; Hebron, $l.uv6
1.08; Peerless, !.UKr 1.05: Burimnlu, $1.0RM2;
early Ohio seed, $L.1-irtl.tij. Hweet potutoes
Illinois, Jerseys. $3.-10.(3.50. Cranberries
Bell and cherry. ?8.00iS.50 per bbl; bell and
bugles, $KlU4ilsi1ij per b!L Apples Cooking,
t3.0JKij4.ljrj per bbl; eating, $4.JU&S.(JU; fancy
New York. March 17.
Wheat-No. 2 red winter cash, tL15tt;
do March. $1.1:; do April, $1,106: do
June, $1.WM: do July. $M&H;- Corn-No. 2
mixed cash, 724;72ic; do March, 724; do
May. Wc; do . June, C7c. Oats bteady but
quiet ; No. 2 mix d cash. 58K'59c; do May.
0ir, do July, 57.C- Rye Nominal. Barley
Nominal l'ork Firm; .mess, SH.75312.
for new. Lard Quiet; May, $VtfJ; July,
Live Stock: Cattle Market firm, bat to
trading; in beeves; dressed- beef, steady; na
tive aides, t4i8c f) B. Sheep and Lambs Trade
active'; sheep, $&00Qaja 9 100 I; Iambs.
f&.0O37.37i4. Hotrs-Nonunally steady; Uvs
bogs, S3.4iAa-aft fJ 100 .
Talk's cheap, but when it's
backed up by a pledge of the
Iiard cash of a financially re
sponsible firm, or company, of.
world-wide reputation for fair
and honorable doling, it
Now, there are scores of
sarsaparillas and other blood
purifiers, all cracked up to be
the best, purest, most peculiar
and wonderful, but bear in
mind (for. your own sake),
there's only om guaranteed
blood-purifier and remedy for
torpid liver and all diseases
that come from bad blood.
That 011c standing solitary
and alone sold on trial, is
Dr. Pierce's Golden Med
If it don't do good in skin,
scalp and scrofulous diseases
and pulmonary consumption
is only lung-scrofula just let
its makers know and get your
Talk's cheap, but to back a
poor medicine, or a common
one, by selling it on trial, as
"Golden Medical Discovery"
is sold, would bankrupt the
Talk's cheap, but only " Dis
covery " is guaranteed.
rcr sorses, cattle, aeep, ccs, Echl
300 Psft-e Ilnek on Treatment ef Aclassis
and Chart fcl re.
cttim j Fe ver,C en s eat inn a. 1 n H a mi 1 i ea
A.A.IHplnal MeniniitU, Milk Fever.
H. H. Mraias, Umriru. Kbetrsaatlssa.
C.C.IMMenieer, Nasal Uim-fcarara.
lMI.ltats or .rab. Wrt.
K.K.-CaBb. llenvea, Poratnnalo.
r'.r'.Colic r irlnr. Ilrllrarhe.
U.;. -..-Him-arriaac. Ileraerrhaaea.
II.U.I rinary ana Kidney lMeae.
I. l.-fcriitF IHoeaaea. Mange.
J. K. Diseases ef Iligeatloa, Paralysis.
Nncle Mottle (over 50 dnml, .ggj
(table Case, with fpecliv-s. MmaaL
l U nnnry Cure Oil an1 Modlcaior. S7.AA
Jar veterinary Care Oil, . . 1.00
Sold by Draicists; or Sent Prepaid an? alien
and in any quantity on Receipt ot Price.
HUMPHREYS' MEDICIHE CO,
Corner William and Jobn St., Hew York.
IB HM II) Vfafal Th nnff MrVWMfnt a.ma.1
Nervous Debility, Vital Weakness,
ol rr viaL or & n! and !nr tl ix.wJ-Tlr Si.
iou at IiKii.Miivr. orsrnt T-tiM on rm-lnt
of prtoc-HUMPHRlYS' MEDICINE CO.,
Oor. Wilaam and John Sta If. Y.
We have moved temporarily to C. C. Tay
lor s old stand, directly opposite our old
stand, where we shall be pleased
to show our Spring stock of
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Manufacturers ol FARM, SPRLHG and FREIGHT WAGONS
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