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THE ARGUa THUKSD AY, APKiL Z 1891,
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WON'T BE HUERIED
Official Correspondence Over
Baron Fava's Recall.
ITALY TOLD KEEP HEE HEAD COOL.
A Variation of Statement That Is of
Some Importance The Two Demamls
Made by Fava, One of Which Vncle Sam
Cannot Accede to I'nder the Constitu
tion Hoir They Look at It in Rome
Oar Inal System of Government De
clared All Wrong by a Cabinet Minis
tr A Case Presented of the Other
Washington City, April a The fol
lowing correspondence be twee a Baron
Fava and Secretary Blaine relating to the
Italian troubles is made public The first
letter is dated nt the Italian legation,
March SI, 1891, and addressed to Secretary
"By my two notes of the 15th and 13th
iost, Iliad the honor to call your excel
lency's serious attention to the occur
rences of exceptional gravity which took
place at New Orleans on the 14th, where
by four subjects of the king of Italy, who
were confined in the prison of that city,
were massacred by the crowd, under the
leadership ' of two American citizens.
After having formally protested agaiDst
the bd justifiable conduct of the local au
thorities, which were evidently recreant
to all their duties on that occasion, I re
ITved to the government of his majesty
the right to demand such satisfaction as
It might think proper, since the occur
rence in question constituted a patent
violation of the stipulations of the treaty
in force between our two countries, which
secures to Italian subjects residing in the
United States the same protection that is
enjoyed by American citizens, and which
his always been extended to the latter, in
Refuted the Reparation Remanded.
"The reparation demanded by the gov
ernment of the king, as I have had the
honor to inform you in our interviews
held duriug the last few days, was to
consist of the following points:
The official assurance by the federal
government that the guilty parties should
ba brotislit to justice.
"Si The recognition, in principle, that
an indemnity is due to the rtlatives of the
"Your excellency was pleased to declare
to me that, as the Tederal government did
not think that it could take this view of
the c:ise, it d.-clined to take the two afore
said demands into consideration.
The Orders From Koine.
"Undi-r these circumstances, the gov
ernment of his majesty, consi .'ering that
the legitimate action of the king's minis
ter at Washington Incomes inefficacious,
has ordered me to take my leave. In
obedience to the instructions which I
have received. I have the honor to an
nounce to your excellency that I am go
ing to leave Washington as speedily r.s
possible, "leaving the Marquis Imperial,
fab majesty's secretary of legation, in
Charge of the current business of the
royal legatior fie pleased to accept, Mr.
Secretary of the State, the renewed as
surances of my highest consideration.
F.lai ne Charge Misrepresentation.
To this Secret-try lllaine replied, ad
dressing his letter to Marquis Imperiali.
He begins by acknowledging the receij t of
.Fava's communication, and expressing
regret at such action as is announced
therein, although the baron had more
than once intimated such a purpose. The
secretary says that this regret is en
hanced because the president believes that
the recall is made under a misrepresenta
tion of the facts to the Italian govern
ment, lie then says: The cause of his
sundering his diplomatic relations with
this government is thus given in his note:
The reparation demanded by the govern
ment of the king, as I have had the honor
to inform you in our interview held dur
ing the last few days, was to consist of
the following points:' Here the secre
tary recites the two points given in full
Uncle Sam Can't Give the Assurance.
"The first demand thus stated by Baron
Fava is slightly changed in phrase from
that employed by him in his many verbal
requests based on a telegram from the
Marquis Rudini, which he left with me.
The Marqu's Rudini declared that 'Italy's
right to demand and to obtain punish
ment of the murderers and an indemnity
for the victims is unquestionable.' It is
inferred that Baron Fava's change of
phrase meant no change of demand. I
have endeavored to impress upon him in
the several personal interviews with which
ha has honored me that the government
of the United States is utterly nnable to
give the assurance which the Marquis
Ridini has demanded. Even if the na
tional government had the entire jurisdic
tion over the alleged murderers, it could
not give assurance to any foreign power
that they sbould be punished in
advance of a trial and a verdict of guilty.
',' ynotlng tne CoiiHtitution.
"In the constitution of the United States
it is declared that 'in all criminal prose
cutions the accused shall enjoy the rigut
to a speedy and public trial by an impar
tial jury of the state and district wherein
the crime shall have been committed.' It
needs no argument to prove that a jury
could not be impartial if it were in any
seu.se, or to any decree, bound before the
trial of the accused by an assurance which
the president of the United States had
ventured to give to a foreign power. In
the constitution of the state of Louisiaua,
under whose immediate jurisdiction t'.ie
crimes were committed, substantially the
same provision is found; so that the gov
ernor of the state would lie as nnable to
give a pledge iu advance for the result of
trial under state law as the president
wonld be were it practicable to try the
leaders of the mob under the law of the
A Matter of Error or Veracity.
"In Baron Fava's second point he de
mands the recognition in principle that an
Indemnity is due to the relatives of the
victims, lie is under a grave error when
he declares that the United States refused
to take this demand into consideration,
and I shall regret if he has communicated
such a conclusion to your government.
The United States, so far from refusing,
has distinctly recognized the principle of
indemnity to those Italian subjects who
may have been wronged by a violation of
the rights secured to them under the
.treaty with the United States of Feb. U6,
'871. I have repeatedly given Baron
fava the assurance that, under the direc
tion of th? president, all the facts and
iLuucuia coDDrcraa wna mat unnappy
tragedy at New Orleans, on the 14th of
uiarca iasi, snonia De most thoroughly in
Doesn't Pronos tn h Itnrrlxl.
'I have also informed him that in a
matter oi such gravity the government of
the United States would not permit it
self to be unduly hurried; nor will it
lun" nuowcr vu any ueminu uuv.ii every
iac i. essential to a correct judgment snau
have been futiv ascertained throuch lecral
authority. The impatience of the ag-
sneveu may oe natural, out its indul
gence does not always secure the most
suusiantiai justice. '
Haw Wo Arm Ilr.J tn- War
Although everybody here scouts the
M - - ... . v . .
men in war, mucn speculation is indulged
in as to what we would do in case of hos
tilities. XftVff nffipfr AmhraoA t hn nnnnn
tunitV to emnhasize the nrcnont. rnnr)iri.-tn
of the navy. Adjt. Gen. Kelton said that
t uosine neei couui not succeed in getting
within twentv miles of Xew York tin .
count of the disposition of a large number
. . i . - ,
me American people to volunteer their
live9 in steerine tomedo rmtj
foreign vessels. Commodore Ramsey said
mat, me Aiiantonomau would be ready in
a month, and another officer said that
three Or four of the old war monitors rrmlil
be fitted up in shoit order anfP'in such a
formidable manner that they could be
made very valuable in dealing with a hos-
THE VIEW TAKEN IN ROME.
Cncle Sam Looked Upon as ' Unable .t
Ross His Own People.
Rome, April 2. The present Italian gov
ernment is not without its critics, and
Borne of them say that Italy hail better go
to work and suppress crime at home be
fore taking another government to task
tor a failure in the same direction. These
critics, however, feel that the weak point
of the United States case is the bribed
jury's acquittal of the assassins. "If we
believe the American contention," said an
Italian senator, "which, as I personally
believe, is well founded, that the evidence
convicted the men who were acquitted,
we are put in this unpleasant posit ion.
that Italy cannot condone the lynching
without assuming the guilt and venailty
of the New Orleans court. International
comity forbids us to assume that Chief of
Police Tlennessy's murderers were tried by
a venal, corrupt tribunal. Such an as
sumption would be an insult to the
United States, though Americans are
quite at liberty to msult their own tri
Indorsed by the Politicians.
However, political leaders generally in
dorse the action of the Italian eovern
ment. The papers print the correspond
ence between the two governments, which
does not present the case materially d if -
ierent Iromit presentation in the letters
made public at Washington City yester
day. The whole thing hinges hereon
the peculiar fact that if an American
citizen had been treated here as t lie Ital
ians were treated in New Orleans the
Italian government would be able to give
all the assurances that were projier: but
States' rights steps in the way in the
United States an. 1 the government is pow
erless to give assurances that those guilty
of the miissacre will be tried and, if guilty,
It'Arco Asks a Ouestion.
This aspect of the matter was forcibly
illustrated by remarks ruaiie to the Amer
ican minister, Lrov. ivrter. by Signer
l) Arco, of the foreign office yesterday.
Said Le: "Suppose that a dozen Ameri
cans should be killed in an Italian city,
and we pleaded impotence to puui-h the
act on the ground that the city was
autonomous, what opinion would you
Americans and the civilized would have
of such a plan?'' Mr. Porter in reply ex
plained the provisions of the American
constitution, reservinjfthe sovereignty of
states in all matters not granted the
Wants to Ileal irith a Nation.
D'Arco retorted warmly: "We have
nothing to do with your constitution. We
know no constitution; our dealings are
with you as a nation. No constitution is
worthy of a free and civilized country that
does not insure the punishment of crime
aud the protection of the weak. If your
constitution is wanting in that it is your
business to mend it." Mr. Porter prom
ised to report the interview to his govern
ment. Minister Fava cabled to his gov
ernment from Washington City that he
had seen President Harrison and the out
look had improved.
"Impotent to Fulfill Its Duties."
That is the burden of some newspaper
comment. They say that the United
States is confessedly nnable to insure
justice in its own country, and impotent
to fulfill the duties of a civil government.
Other vromiuent Italians suggest that
the Italian government should break off
all negotiations with the government at
Washington City and that, it should iu
future, so far as the New Orleans lynch
ings are concerned, deal directly wit h the
state of Louisiana, and that the lat tor's
government should be called to account
for the killing of the Italian prisoners in
the New Orleans jail.
AVhat the Premier Says.
During the course of an interview the
Marquis di Rudini said that personally lie
was most kindly disposed towards the
United States government, aud expressed
the hope that the civil authorities of tiie
United Stutes would not fail in their du
ties toward society, justice, morulity, aud
the law. Public opinion, however, he
added, demands a more energetic course
of action, lie denied that Americans had
been maltreated in Italy, and said: "Amer
icans always receive here the best and
kindest hospitality, both upon the part of
the Italian government and the Itali-ui
people, both knowing perfectly the duties
of a civilized country."
American Women in l amr.
The court of King Humbert is exposed
to the criticism of the malevolent, owing
to the known partiality of the sovereign
for America and Americans. Several of
Queen Marguerite's favorite ladies are of
American birth. The wife of Count G:a
uotti. prefect of the palace, was before
marriage Constance Kenney, of New
York. The Princess Biancaccio, lady in
waiting, was Miss Field, of New York.
The wife of Cavalier Deruzzi. oiie of the
queen's personal equerries, was Miss
Story, of Boston, and the Princess Cerici
Bolighetti was Miss Spencer, of New
Cowboys Want to Go to Rome.
FoKT SCOTT, Kan., April 2. The follow
ing telegram was sent to Secretary Blaiue
yesterday by a number of patriotic cow
boys: "A hundred thousand Kansas cow
boys would like to spend the summer in
Rome. Can you furnish transportation?"
Bismarck's 7tith birthday anniversary
was celebrated in Germany Wednesday
with almost the eclat of a national holiday.
BLOOD WILL FLOW.
Pistol Practice Heard at
, Cake Ovens.
A PBOSPECT FOB SERIOUS WORK.
The Operators Determined to Repel
Strikers Ral.ls Ten Thousand Strikers
Declare the Ovens Shalt Not Be Drawn
A Decidedly Warlike Outlook Mil
waukee Workers In Stone and Brick
Quit Work Officials of the K. of L.
Arraigned for Conspiracy. .
PITTSBCF.G, Ph., April 2.-The following
nas Deen received from Mr. Pleasant. Pa.?
"One hundred and fifty Hungarians, manv
of whom were d unk, have just gone to
tne Mandard works. The situation here
is critical indeed. Shouting, intermingled
with pistol shots, can be plainly heard in
the direction of Morewood. The striken
are gathering recruits, and it is thought
that they will soon return to Morewood.
It the strikers make a second raid on
Morewood bloodshed will undoubtedlv
follow, as the company seems determined
to repel any raid of strikers.
Trouble Probable at Coalbrook.
CH.UTTDALE, i'a., April 2. There is
likely to be trouble at the Coalbrook
coke works. Coal brook is one of McCIure
& Ca's plants of seventy ovens. Aside
from Rainey's works, it is theouly plant
in the region th,t is running full. The
ovens have been charged since Monday,
and they are to be drawn to-day. The
strikers, some 10.000 men, have issued
orders to prevent the drawing of the
Coalbrook ovens, but the company intend
to have them drawn in spite of the strik
ers. Unless troub.e occurs at Coalbrook
to-day the strikers .ire not likely to make
any further trouble in the region.
LABOR TROUBLES ELSEWHERE.
Building at Milwaukee Stopped by a Gen
Milwaukee, Apr.l -'.Failure between
the contractors an I employes to reach
an agreement as to a demand for an in
crease in wages resulted in a cessation of
work by stone-cutters, masons, brick
layers and hod-carr.ers to the number of
about l,2liU yesterday. The masons asked
$4 per day, an increa"e of 50 cents; brick
layers 4o cents per hour and hod-carriers
27, an increase of 5 cots per hour in both
classes. Most of the contractors informed
their men when they quit work Tuesday
night that they couli not grant the ad
vance demanded. The employe call it a
lockout, and the coirractors consider the
refusal of the men to work under exist
ing rules a strike. Beth sides are well or
ganized and determ.ned, and the only
question seems to tie c ue of endurance.
A Non-l iiion Man Shoots.
Ciiemeu, Pa., April 2. William
Brown, one of the men employed by the
Standard Steel Cast ngs companv, at
whose shops a strike is in progress, was
shot and killed last right. Brown is a
striker, and, it is said, that lie was with
several strikers who attacked four non
union men. The uon-i.nion men drew re
volvers to defend then selves, and Browu
was shot through tin; heart. The four
men, who came here from Jersey City to
take the strikers' places, are under arrest.
Their names are A. and C. Gelling, J.
Cripps, and Frank Kwi.ig.
Alleged Extortionists Arraigned.
Rochester, N. Y., April a James
Hughes, of Chicago, indicted for extor
tion and conspiracy; James A. Wright,
Philadelphia; Walter R. Westbrook, New
York: John C. Thein. and fienrc Tho in
Frederick Archer, aud Iouis It. Wester-
man, ot this city, charged with conspir
acy, were arraicned befcre Judce Arlnma
yesterday. They all pleaded not guilty
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nuia men iiM&i nas dci ui'n u iur Hie f unc
First Strike for Eiht Hours.
Cincinnati, April 2. The first demand
for the eight-hour day in this city was
made by 150 plasterers, who went or, strike
yesterday. They demanded as long ago
as last August an eight-hour day and pay
at 45 cents an hour. The rule has been 35
cents an hour with a nine hour day. At a
meet in t: held vesterdav it was deridml t.
strike, and committees we-e nunnint.oii ia
get all the plasterers to join theui.
Victorious in Tourteeii Shops.
Pittsburg. Pa.. April 2 The wai?on
and carriagemakers of Pittsburg and Al
legheny to the number of about IKK) struck
yesterday. The men were victorious in
fourteen shops, about 200 of them going
bark to work iu the morniiii Tln-r. nro
still about COO out for nine hour.', and
further signatures to their scale are ex
Will Concede the Demands.
Gr.ANI RAI'IHS. Mich.. Anril 2. THp
natier-hancer and painters smirk vestr.
day for nine hours' work and teu hours'
pay. ine master painters organization
has practically agreed to concede the terms,
but there is a difference, im In t h lion-in
ning aud stopping, which v. ill be settled
at a conference.
Mill Have a Nice 1 inte.
New Haven, Conn., April 2 The Rev.
Charles Hurtwell, for thirty-eight years
a missionary of the Americ in board at
Ptkiu and Foo Chow, China, is now in
this city recuperating after bis long serv
ice m the flowery kingdom. Mr. Hart
well said that Minister lilair, iu his opin
ion, would have a very unpleasant time
in China. The Chinese, he said, are very
prouu and sensitive. Ibey keep track of
the news of the world, and are fully
cognizant of Senator Blair's attitude on
the Chinese question.
I atal Wreck of a Coal 1 rain.
Pueblo, Colo., April 2. The coal train
im the Santa Fe collided with i freight on
the Rio Grande near Florence Tuesday
night. Arthur lieluen, head br.tkeman on
the Santa Fe, was killed. Fireman Cockley
was so badly hurt that he died yes
terday morning. Walter Kerrington,
brakeman, was probably fat.illy hurt.
Several other Santa Fe employes were
more or less injured.
Sale of a Newspaper.
Madison, Wis., April 2. The Western
Farmer, published iu this city, has been
sold to G. B. Merrick. The Farmer was
formerly owned by W. H. Morrison, su
perintendent of farmers' instit utes, and
was edited by T. D. Plumb. The new
manager of The Farmer published and
edited The River Falls Press for nine
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