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thk Aim us. Wednesday, march. r ia9i.
Louisiana's Governor to Secre
tary of State Blaine.
IflE AFFAIE TO BE INVESTIGATED,
But the rremier Practically Informed
That It i no Affair of His rarkerson
Offers to Welcome the Whole Sicilian
An Italian Editor iet a Letter That
la Gory In Every Line O'Mallny
New Okleaxs, La.. March Z The
grand jnry will oa Thursday, under ilitvc
tion of Attorney General Holers, besin an
Investigation into the lynctuni; f the
Italians at the parish prison. Whon the
question of taking up the Mibjoot wits
submitted to the grand jury yesterday the
"ayes" were unanimous. Jude Kv:or
boa been in communication with JSmtir
Corte, the Italian cousul, aad has several
letters from that gentlemau. one of which
shows that ten of the men who were
killed went under assumed uamos. and
Irom this the authorities infer that they
were either fugitives from Italiau justice
or ex-con victa.
Wants the Rioters Arraigned.
Corte has requested that the leaders-of
he uprising be brought to justice. The
grand jury is nearly through with its in
quiry into the jury-bribing charges. One
of the two indictmeut they reported
Monday hii.-!it was against t lie inissiufi
Detective i. C. O'.Malley, who is charged
with having been nn accessory before the
fact. It is understood that im'.ictrrents
will also be returned agtinst, Juror ZL-lig-man
and three of his colleagues in the
Hennessey trial. District Attorney JSugen
berg said yesterd iy that there will be a
number of sensational developments in
the matter before the end of the week.
Pomething More From I"urkeron.
V. S. I'arkerson, in speaking of the attorney-general's
action yesterday, said:
"For my part I am willing to assume the
responsibility for whatever share I had in
that affair. We did nothing but what
the exigencies of the moment demanded.
The law had been outraged; the court had
leeu debauched through the bribing of a
jury; the stars and stripes hauled down,
torn to shre Is, and spit upon by a band of
men who were iti sympathy witlij the fel
lows who assassinated the chief of police.
The Sicilian Hag had been hoisted on the
riverfront t celebrate one of tli9 most
outrageous miscarriages of justice we
ever saw hi this country. Everywhere on
the streets in the markets, and even
li our own homes, our wives and daugh
ters were insulted by men of anot her race,
who thought they bad won a glorious
victory. If we had nor acted ttiesj anie
men would have been offering the ears of
American citizens for sale iu the public
streets. They were taught ;i lesson they
will never f ret."
XlrhollV Letter Is Satiofnrtory.
There was a rumor yesterday that Gov
ernor Nicholls intended to remove everv
state otlici-U who participated in the
lynching. The governor's friends, how
ever, deny that he contemplates any such
action, and I:is letter to Secretary I)!aiim
is meeting with general favt.r.
YOUR BUSINESS. SIR,
Says to Your
"Washington Citv, March i". . fter de
voting about a week thereto (ioveruor
Nicholls of Louisiana, has at last replied
to Secretary Iilaine's communication rel
ative to the massacre of the eleven Ital
ians in the New Orleaus jail. Afcer giv
ing his interpretation of t lie secretary's
communication at some length to the ef
fect that tha said communication meant
what it said, and reciting the substance of
the telegram sent immediately in reply,
the goverucr proceeds to intimate that it
it none of the federal government's busi
ness in the following terms: aA week has
passed since the date of my dispatch, and
the opinion then entertained as to the
termination of the trouble has proved to
have bten well founded.. The mn killed,
as I have stated, were confined in prison
tinder indictments found in the criminal
district court for the parish of Orleans;
the sheriff had made his return of the
facts to that court; the judge thereof has
charged the grand jury now in session in
regard to the matter, and the whole sub
ject is, I nssiime, now under investigation
by that body. I am satisfied that most of
the persons killed were American citizens,
but it probable that two or three were
Referred to Huron Fava,
The letter is dated March 21, and from
Baton Itouze, the state capital, but was
evidently written at New Orleans, as the
governor writes of -this" dry instead of
"that" city. Secr.-tarv Iil.i'me t
Haron I'ava. the Italian minister .i ennv
of the letter. The next
move must lie
made by lian.n I'ava.
a- the United
Mates is powerless t,j0 anything in the
miner wniic iu- action of the avengers is
being itiv..--1L-.-4:.1.,i ,y u,,, Xew Orleans
grand jury. Il-.-laved action or failure to
hold any pervitin responsible for the kill
ing iiuiy di-. M'.- llaron Favn to take active
means to bring abnup some settlement
satisfactory to tin; Italian government.
He w.l! proliibly receive advices by cable
witl.in a lay or two from Home as to
what course lie shall pursue.
THE DEFIANT PARKERSON.
lie Think Condemnation of His Moh'j
Doing Vute of Time.
NF.w Youk. March 25. The following
letter from Mr. Parkerson. one of the
lenders of the New Orleans mob, was pub
lished yesterday morning: "It appears to
me that there has been a great deal of
noise and waste of ink. paper, and elec
tricity spent over the just execution of
eleven assassins, be they from Italy or any
other country. Meetings have been held
In every city where the 'Malia' enjoys a
home and we have been found guilty and
condemned to the final punishment that
the Mafia may elect to impose. I have
yet to hear of a single meeting of Ameri
cans to indorse the action of Americans in
disposing of these horrid rej tiles that
curse our country. There is not a reput
able Italian in this city wuo does not in
, ihjrse our actions.
SiothinK to ApolozUe For.
"We care nothing for the condemnation
of such men as President D'Angelo, of
the fcociety Fraterna. If he owns the
eleven brutes who met their death at our
bauds as his countrymen and wishes to
avenge their death, I hope he will harry
to uo 80.
t nope ne will collect every
or s:ciiy to bis standard
ind come to New Orleans ready for busi
ness. We would welcome the day to
tneet ten times our number ta honorable
combat, but confess that we ara afraid of
one D'Angelo crouching in the dark to
Stab us in the back. We have nothing to
eonceal, nothing to apologize for and
would repeat the act if the occasion ever
presented itself again.
W. J. PAKKTHtSON."
AN AMERICAN MAFIA'S LETTER.
He Threatens the Kditnr f an Italian
Iper and His Usee.
New Vokk. March SS The oftice boy of
Editor Michelangeli, of The Keod ttaH,
received a shook yesterday morning when
he opened a letter directed to the editor
and beheld at the bottom of the sheet
grinning skull and cross bones, surmount
ed by the word "Mafia" in large letters
This letter was written on pajer bosrims
the stamp and cut of the Hypeia hotel at
Old Point Comfort, and ran a follow:
"You had hotter keep your t d month
shut. The only cause for indignation is
that the populace permitted a single oue
of your degraded nation to live and con
taminate God's earth. Of all the miser
able, contemptible, thieving peoples, the
Italian race are the very worst, and the
sooner they are exterminated the better
for the world. You especially so. It will
take very little for the American people
to rise in their wrath and wreak necessary
A IeH to Kintr Humbert.
"No lady can travel in Italy, even ac
companied by father or husband, especi
ally in the cities of Turin and Rome,
without the villainous natives leering at
and insulting her. You ara a nation of
born murderers and are below all others
inhumanity. Let Italy send on htr iron
clads. She will never want totryitthe
second time; and where would your com
patriots be in the meantime? Bah, on
ye! Keep quiet, or New Orleans will be
a picnic to what will occur. MAFIA."
If the writer of the letter expected to
frighten Editor Michelangeli his scheme
has fallen flat. Just why it was signed
"Mafia-' is a questiou, but by the presence
of the skull and cro-:s-bones the writer
probably means that his motto is "death
to the Matin.' The letter is published in
The Kco d'ltalia in both English and
Not Like Chicago Methodist.
IiL'KLtNOiTON, N. J., March i" The con
gregation of the Presbyterian church
was astonished Sunday evening when the
pastor. Rev. Kdward II. Hodge, during
the delivery of his sermon, denounced the
citizens of New Orleaus for the part they
took in lynching the eleven Italiau. Mr.
Hodge said the entire mob were mur
derers.nud as such.iu his mind, they were
amendable to the law. They should, he
said, have been satiti?.l with the ii?cre
APPALLING MORTALITY IN CHICAGO.
The .ri mid Otlu-r tlmatir Disease-
Ivillins; IVopI ly Hundreds.
Chicago, March The grip epidemic
is unabated in this city and the mortality
continues appalling. Up to mid-night
yesterday the deaths for the week aggre-
-ifj l 1.540. or thirty-five nr l,iV, which
historv of Cti-
k, and many
eariv as ? a.
iv, and sev-
is I raining
it live are
re in hopes
r out, but
lge in the
it can Ih?
le to the
iug warm and cold waves.
Little Sympathy for Heuly.
London, March 25. The injuries to
Ilealy's eyes excite very li .tie sympathy.
even among lue jicariiiyites, who con
sider that he has courted danger by the
vindictive and nialiguauL tone of his re
niurks ou uil public occasions, and espe
cially his reflections ou Mrs. O'rShea. The
injury is serious enough to lay Healy up
probably for tour weeks, but he has for
given Dalton, because he is one ot the
men involved in the Tipperary riot, and
under prosecution by the government.
Townsend Turned The in Over.
Kankakee, Ills., March 25 Two men
entered the jewelry store of CI. Town
send last evening, and oue of them, point
ing a revolver at Townsend's head, or
dered him to turn over the watches in his
show case. Townsend did so, and they
men tiemanueu aiul received uis own
watch. The burglars then backed out of
'ue store. Keeping 1-1. 11 covered, auu es
caped. About $!'X. worth of goods were
taken. The store was crowded at the
time of the roblerv.
Kvideuce of a Foul Crime.
Deadwood, S. D., March !o. C. C.
Hull, a farmer, while huuting at Hay
Creek, six miles west of Miuuesella, Butte
county, a few days ago found the head of
girl apparently about 15 ysars of age.
The ghastly relic of a foul crime had been
wrapped in bed-ticking and partially
buried beueath loose dirt. The head has
not yet been identified.
The Cruxj Pedestrian Gets Well.
New Yop.U, March 25. Jo in Gowan
the crazy pedestrian whose mind became
unbalanced in the late six days' walking
match, was discharged cured from the hos
A Western Politician on h&
EFfECT Of THE SILVER QUESTION.
The West t l.rvonin TVv ! 5sn h
Will Advorat'e M -srd-tt
Vdaye A r.ood evA vv he rrl
-Vontis; Mii to He r-eeled
rv Hi iesV-tA'Uereenta-ttve
iifr Vm- ' isiner
WamuWVON t'llY. March 25. K x Sen
ator ), of r.doradvs in the t ily. In
peakii of 'he silv.-f quest ion Hill stid
that the iuterest in free coinage is not
vonfined to t he oiiuing states where thetss
is no complaint of tie scarcity of money.
It is more of an issue in the farming and
agricultural states, where the fanners,
suffering from a luck of in my, want a a
increase of the t-ircuhiting medium. They
believe that the free coinage of silver will
improve their tiuauci-tl condition."
Depend oil the Candidates.
"What effect will this feeling have on
"If the Kepublioans nominate a man
who is not an extreme silver man, ami the
Democrats put up Cleveland It will not
make much difference, as 1 think then
that the next campa gn must be fought
mainly by the old parties. I do not le
lieve that a third party can make much
headway between now and next year. If
the Democrats, lio vever, nominate a
silver man and advocate free coinage, it
will be hard to keep in line states that are
now supposed to be safely Republican. "
llxni-ioti irow int; Stroiifcer.
'How about a silver candidate for the
There is a- yet no feeling iu the west
that the party will nominate a man who
is an out aud out advocate of free silver.
We do not look for that. President
Harrison is growing stronger in Colorado
and the wist every day. The people find
that he is giving them a safe and clean
administration, and that in the appoint
ments which he makes he strives
to select those mm who will be
a credit to the country. They see, too,
that he is not a gold bug. He signed the
act authorizing the coinage of S4,i00,000
ounces of silver a mouth, which is more
than any of his predecessors would do."
iter My Not Ite an Issue.
"It may be that this coinage of $34,000,
C30 a year will settle the silver problem.
The surplus silver that Iih leen troubling
the market is In-ing decreased bv the de
mand in India and CI ina a demand that
for ten years has b.'eti below the average.
Thi renewed export t f .-liver may bring
the metal to par. win-re we all wr.ut to
see it. What will tho new congress do?
Pa-;-a -iiver bill that the presiuent wul
vto. I believe he would sign a bill that
limited the coinage to t he American tiro-
duct, and we cannot blame him if he does
no: go further than that."
WILL PROSECUTE MARTIN.
President Concludes That tli
man Is 7t-t Fresli.
Washington City, March '-5 Presi-d'-nt
Harrison has decided that Senator
Vance's stepson, Harry Martin, shall be
made to pay the penal y of his escapade in
breaking into the White House and
alarming the house.iold on Saturday
night. The president arrived at this de
termination after healing some of the de
tails of young Martin's spree before
reaching the White House. The presi
dent was told that lst Saturday nicrht
Martin was a guest at a dinner given at a
1 (snionauie resraurani, anu alter Having u
row with his host, suddenly arose trom
the table and started for the White House
with the intention, as he announced it, to
"'Do' Ben Harrison. This information
was communicated to the president yes
terday. Set a Had I xaiuple.
He was the more incensed when he
learned that two other drunken men.
profiting by Martin's behavior, had pre
sented themselves at the White House
yesterday and noisily demanded admis
sion. When the caso was called in the
police court yesterday Mr. Dubois, the
W hue House attache who arrested Martin.
appeared with Mr. Amies, the assistant
United States attorney for the District of
Columbia, aud at the instance of the at
torney swore out a warrant against the
young mau. Mr. Amies stated that the
president desired a full investigation of
the matter, uud the government was
ready to proceed. Martin was not
present. He is still under the physiciau's
care, aud upon motion of his attorney he
was admitted to ?.0) bail aud the case
continued until Thursday.
Think the Compliment Will Fetch Hiiu.
TV . ....... r . , ... .
ashi.no ton v.ii v, .iiarcu it can
now be stated .as cert tin that ex-Representative
Carter, of Montana, has lieen
offered the commission-irship of the gen
eral land office to succeed Judiie Groff.
Thus far Mr. C arter h is declined to say
wn'.ther he wi 1 1 accep" the ollice, or iu-
aeeu to discuss the matter iu uuv wav
whatever. His friends, however, think
he will probably be touched by the com
pliment and yield his own preferences.
Commissioner t.rotf Leaves Office.
Washington- ClTr, March 25. Com
missioner Groff, of the general land office,
whose resignation ha been accepted by
the president with fi! teen days leave of
absence, was at his office yesterday and
held an informal recej tion which was at
tended by every clerk aud messenger at
tached to the office. J Ir. Groff will leave
this city for California next Saturday to
engage iu private busir ess.
Missouri's Direct Tui Ilefunded.
Washington' City. .March 25. The sec
retary of the treasury yesterday signed a
warrant for $046,958, t he amount fouud
due the state of Missouri under the bill of
last session refunding the amount of the
direct tax of 1801 to the states and terri
tories. The warraut w:is sent to the gov
ernor of Missouri.
First French Spoliation Claim Paid.
Washington City, March 25. The first
of the French spoliation claims was paid
yesterday. The warrant was for $13,519,
and was drawn in favor of Mary Ann
Smith, administratrix of John Smith, Jr.
Mrs. Smith lives in Philadelphia.
Indiana Gets Her Share.
W'ashingtox City, M arch 23, Indiana's
share of the direct tax was repaid yester
day to the accredited representative ol
the state sent here to receive it. It was
Three deaths from "a grippe were
ported in New York Tt.esday.
JSipVVe invitn everybody
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