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TH : AKliUS. WEDNESDAY. MARCH. 5 Ic91
Louisiana's Governor to Secre
tary of State Blaine.
THE AFFAIR TO BE INVESTIGATED,
(kit th Irmier Practically Informed
That It no Affair of Hi Parkerson
Offers to Welcome the Wliole Sicilian
Population With, nioody Hand. Etc.
An Italian Editor (ieU a Letter That
Is Oory In Bvcry Line O'.Malley
New Or.LEAXs, La.. MHrch 2o. The
grand jury will oq Tharsday, uuder direc
tion of Attorucy General Rogers, begin an
investigation into the lynching ff the
Italians at the parish prison. When the
question of taking up the subject was
submitted to the grand jury yesterday the
"ayes" were unanimous. Judge Rogera
bas been in communication with Signor
Corte, the Italian consul, and bas several
letters from that gentleman, one of which
8 hows that ten of the men who were
killed went under assumed names, and
from this the authorities infer that they
were either fugitives from Italian justice
Wants the Rioters Arraigned.
Corte bas requested that the leaders of
the uprising be brought to justice. The
grand jury is nearly through with its in
quiry into the jury-bribing charges. One
of the two indictment they reported
Monday niglit was against the missing
Detective D. C. O' Mai ley, who is charged
with having been tin nccessory lie fore the
fact. It is understood th:it indictn ents
will nl.so bo returned agninst Juror Zelig
man and three of his colleagues in the
Hennessey trial. District Attorney tugon
berg said yesterday that there will be a
number of sensational developments in
the matter before the end of the week.
8omthing More From I'urkerson.
V. S. Parkerson, 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 beeu out raced; the court had
leen debauched through the bribing of a
jury; the stars and stripes hauled down,
torn to shre.ls, and spit upou by a band of
men who were iu sympathy withj the fel
lows who assassinated the chief of police.
The Sicilian flag had been hoisted on the
riverfront to celebrate one of tli9 most
outrageous miscarriages of justice we
ever saw in this country. Everywhere on
the streets, in the markets, and even
Li our ow n homes, our wives and daugh
ters were insulted by men of another race,
who thought they had won a glorious
victory. If we had not acted these same
men would h;;ve been offering the ears of
American citizens for sale iu the public
streets. They were taught a lesson they
will never forget."
Jiicholls Letter I Satisfactory.
There was a rumor yesterday that Gov
ernor Nicholls intended to remove every
state official who participated in the
lynching. The governor's friends, how
ever, deny that he contemplates any such
action, and Lis letter to Secretary Dlaino
is meeting with general favor.
NONE Or YOUR BUSINESS. SIR,
About AVIiat .ov. Nicliolls .sys to Your
Washington ClTV. March 25. After de
voting about a week thereto Governor
Nicholls, of Louisiana, has at last replied
to .Secretary Iilaine's communication rel
ative to the massacre of the eleveu Ital
ians in the New Orleans jail. After giv
ing his interpretation of the secretary's
rommunieation 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 governor proceeds to intimate that it
it none of the federal government's busi
ng in the following terms: "A 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 been well founded.. The men killed,
oh I have stated, were confined in prison!
under indictments found in the criminal
district court for the parish of Orleans;
the sheriff had made his return of the
facts to tiiat court; the judge thereof has
charged the graud jury now in session in
regard to the matter, and the whole sub
ject is, I nsstinie, 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
Kef." rrd to Ifitrnn Fatji.
The letter is dated March 21, and from
Baton House, the state capital, but was
evidently written at New Orleans, as the
governor writes of "this" city instead of
"that" city. .Secretary Iilaine sent to
Baron Fava, the Italian minister, a copy
of the letter. The next move must lie
made by IJuruii Fava. as the United
States is powerless to do anything in the
and come to New Orleans ready for busi
ness. We would welcome the day to
meet ten times our number m honorable
combat, but confess that we are afraid of
tne D'Angelo crouching in the dark to
stab us in the back. We have nothing to
conceal, nothing to apologize for and
ironld repeat the act if the occasion ever
presented itself again.
W. J. Pakkttuson."
AN AMERICAN MAFIA'S LETTER.
Threatens the Kditor of an Italian
Taper and His Kare.
New York, March 25. The office boy of
Editor Michelangeli, of The Eco d'ltalia,
received a shock yesterday morning when
be opened a letter directed to the editor
and beheld at the bottom of the sheet a
grinning skull and cross-bones, surmount
ed by the word "Mafia" in large letters.
This letter was written on paper bearing
the stamp and cut of the Hygeia hotel at
Old Point Comfort, and ran as follows:
"You had better keep your d d mouth
shut. The only cause for indignation is
that the populace permitted a single one
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 Iefl to Klni; 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
in humanity. Let Italy send on her iron
clads. She will never want to try it the
second time; and where would your com
patriots be in the meantime? Hah, on
ye! Keep quiet, or New Orleaus will bd
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 question, but by the presence
of the skull and cross-bones the writer
probably means that bis motto is "death
to the Mafia." The letter is published in
The Eco d'ltalia in both Englih and
Not Like Chicago Methodists.
BLT.LIXGTOX. N. J.. March iV The con
gregation of the Presbyterian church
was astonished Sunday evening when t he
pastor. Rev. Edward II. Hodge, daring
the delivery of his sermon, denounced the
citizens of New Orleaus for the part they
took in lynching the eleven Italians. Mr.
Hodge said the entire mob were mur
derers.aud as such, iu his mind, they were
amendable to the law. They should, he
said, have been satisfied with the decree
APPALLING MORTALITY IN CHICAGO.
The Grip and Otln-r Climatic Iieases
Killing People !y Hundreds.
Chicago, March 'S. The grip epidemic
is unabated in this city and the mortality
continues appalling. Up to mid-night
yesterday the deaths for the week aggre-
c-if".! 1.540, or thirtv-ftve per 1.000. which
istory of Chi
rk, and many
s eariv as 7 a.
iv, and sev
it five are
re in hopes
f out, but
ige in the
it can Ik-
ug warm and cold waves.
le to the
Little Sympathy for Heuly.
JL LjOXdox, iMarcu ::.. I lie injuries
.. ur, ,,, ulPil,l )ll(inlll, avengers is Vfcealy's eyes excite very Hale sympathy,
being invest igated bv the New Orleans & ir- ,i .
erand inrv ti..i ,v,.,i " !ven among tue McCarthyites. who con-
knuiu jun. Delayed action or failure to 4 . , , ,
l,,.l, I ... ... T siuer that lie has courted clanger bv the
....... ....j irMiionsiuie Mir iub Kill- . ,. . , ,. t . .
ing limy deride Baron Fava to take active (1 vindictive and malignant tone ot his re
means to brin- .itiimt nmn Ket.t.lment ' niurks ou all public occiiHions.aude.spe
satisfactory to the IUliau government.
He will probably receive' advices by cable
Within a day or two from Home as to
what course lie shall pursue.
THE DEFIANT PARKERSON.
tie Thinks Condemnation of His Mob's
Ioing Waste of Time.
New YoiiK, March 25. The following
letter from Mr. Parkerson. one of the
leaders of the New Orleans mob, was pub
lished yesterdny 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 trom Italy or any
other country. Meetings have been held
In every city where the 'Mafia' 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 rejitiles that
curse our country. 1 here is not a reput
able Italian in this city who does not in
t ilorse our actions.
Nothing to Apologize For.
"We care nothing for the condemnation
of such men as President D'Angelo, of
the taoeiety r rate run. 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 hurrv
i uope ne win collect everr
son of Sicily to his standard
to do so.
A Western Politician on
EFFECT OF THE S ILVER QUESTION.
The West not Looking for a Man Who
Will Advocate nt-and-Out Free
Coinajje A Good Word for the Presi
dent Young Martin to be Prosecuted
fur His linsH Itreak Kx-Kepresenta-tire
Carter for Land Commissioner
Washington' Citv. March 25. Ex Sen
ator Hill, of Colorado, is in the city. In
speaking of the silver question Hill said
that the interest in free coinage is not
confined to the mining states where there
is no complaint of tl e scarcity of money.
It is more of an issue in the farming and
agricultural states, where the farmers,
Buffering from a lack of m ny, want an
increase of the circulating medium. They
believe that the free coinage of silver will
improve their financial condition."
Depends on tlie Candidates.
"What effect will this feeling have on
"If the Republicans nominate a man
who is not an extreme Silverman, and the
Democrats put up Cleveland It will not
make much difference, as I think then
that the next campa gn must be fought
mainly by the old parties. I do not be
lieve that a third party can make much
headway between now and next year. If
Democrats, bo.vever, nominate a
cially his reflections on Mrs.- O'Shea. The
injury is serious enough to lay Hea'y up
probably for four weeks, but he has for
given Dalton, because he is one of the
men involved in the Tipperary riot, and
under prosecution by the government.
Townsend Turned Them Over.
KANKAKEE, Ills., March 25 Two men
entered the jewelry store of C. P. Town
send last evening, and one of them, point
ing a revolver at Townsend's head, or
dered him to turn over the watches in hi
show case. lowuseud did so, and they
tucu demanded an;! received his own
watch. The burglars then backed out of
the store, keeping lii.n covered, and es
capeu. About S-MO worth ot goods were
taken. The store was crowded at the
time of the robberv.
Evidence of a Foul Crime.
DEADWOon, S. D.t March 25. C. C
Hull, a farmer, while huuting at Hay
Creek, six miles west of Miuuesella, Butte
county, a few days ago fouud the head of
girl apparently about 15 y jars of age.
The ghastly relic of a foul crime had been
wrapped in bed-ticking and partially
buried beneath loose dirt. The head bas
not yet been identified.
silver man and advocate free coinage, it
will be hard lo keep in line states that are
now supposed to lie safely Republican."
Harrison ir int Stronger.
'How about a silvi r candidate for the
"There is as 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 fcr that. President
Harrison is growing stronger in Colorado
and the west everyday. The people find
that he is giving tbemasafe and clean
administration, and that in the appoint
ments which he makes be strives
to select those men who will be
a credit to the com try. They see, too,
that he is not a gold bug. He signed the
act authorizing the coinage of S4,iUO,0t0
ounces of silver a month, which is more
than any of his predecessors would do."
Mirer May Not lie an Issue.
"It may ba that this coinage of $54,000-
COO a year will settle the silver nroblem.
The surplus silver thnt has lieen troubling
the market is being d "creased bv the de
mand in India and China a demand that
for ten years has b.-e:i fx-low the average.
This renewed export of silver may bring
the metal to par. vh,re we all want to
see it. hat will the new congress do?
Pass a silver biil that the president wnl
to. I believe he w ould sign a bill that
limited the coinage to the American pro
duct, and we cannot blame him if he does
not, go further than that."
WILL PROSECJTE MARTIN.
The V resident Conclinle Th.it the oiinz
Man Is Ten Fresh.
Washington Citv, March -5. Presi
dent Harrison has decided that Senator
Vance's stepson, Harry Martin, shall be
made to pay the penalty of his escapade in
breaking into the White House and
alarming the household on isaturdav
night. The president arrived at this de
termination ufter hearing some of the de
tails of young Martin's spree before
reaching the White House. The presi
dent was told that last Saturday night
Alartin was a gue:t at a dinner given at a
f tshionable restaurant, and after haviuua
row with his host, suddenly arose from
the table and started for the White House
with the intention, as he anuounced it, to
"'Do' Ben Harrison." This information
was communicated to the president yes
Set u Had Fxatuple.
He wns the more incensed when he
learned that two other drunken men.
profiting by Martin's behavior, had pre
sented themselves a- the bite House
yesterday aud noisily demanded admia
sion. When the cass was called in the
police court yesterdny Mr. Dubois, the
V hue House attache who arrested Martin.
appeared with Mr. Amies, the assistant
Linited States attorney for the District of
Columbia, aud at tho instance of the at
tarney swore out a warrant against the
young man. -Mr. Amies stated that the
president desired a fi.ll investigation of
the matter, aud the government was
ready to proceed. Martin was not
present. He is still ur.der the physician's
care, aud upon motion of his attorney he
was admitted to f5i0 bj.il aud the case
continued until Thursday.
Think the Compliment Will Fetch Hiiu
Washington Citv, March 25 It can
now be stateJ as certain that ex-Re pre
sentative Carter, of Montaua, has been
offered the commissioiiership of the gen
eral land olhce to succeed Judue GrotI
Thus far Mr. Carter 1 as declined to say
wntther he will accert the oflice, or in
deed to discuss the matter iu auy waj
whutever. His frient.s, however, think
he will probably be touched by the coin
plimeut and yield his cwn preferences.
Commissioner roflT Leaves Oflice.
Washington Citv. March 25. Com
missioner Groff, of the general laud office,
whose resignation ha been accepted by
the president with fifteen, days leave of
absence, was at bis oflice yesterday and
held an informal rece ition which was at
tended by every clerl. aud messenger at
tached to the office. Mr. Groff will leave
this city for California next Saturday to
engage iu private business.
Missouri's Direct Tax Kefunded.
Washington City, .March 35. The bl-c
retary of the treasury yesterday signed a
warrant for $046,958, the amount fouud
due the state of Missouri under the bill of
last session refuuding the amount of the
direct tax of 1801 to the states and terri
tories. The warrant was sent to the gov
eruor of Missouri.
The Crazy Pedestrian Uets Well.
New York, March 25. Jo in Gowan,
the crazy jiedestrian whose luiud became
unbalanced in the late six days' walking
match, was discharged cured from the hos
First French Spoliihtiou Claim Paid.
Washington Citv, 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.
Washington City, March 25. Indiana';
share of the direct tax was repaid yester
day to the accredited representative of
the state sent here to receive it. It was
j.nree ueatus irom la grippe were re
ported in Jiiew York T lesday.
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