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VOLUME IiXXXI—NO. 33.
SENSATION IN WASHINGTON.
The New Orleans Tragedy Leads to
KING HUMBERT RECALLS THE
It is Said That the Call TYas Duo
to the ItnlUtn Government's Dis
pleasure at the Course Pursued by
Secretary Blalne In Relation to the
Killing of the Italians "Who Were
Charged "With the Assassination of
Chief of Police Ilennessy.
Bpeolal to* the Recori>-U>*iok.
Washington, March 31. — With an of
ficial note dated to-day Baron Fava, the
Italian Minister, has declared to the Sec
retary of State that "the United States
Government, not having given assur
ances that the murderers of the Italian
subjects acquitted by American magis
trates, and murdered in prison while un
der the immediate protection of the au
thorities of Now Orleans, would be
brought to justice, the Italian Govern
ment has found itself under the painful
necessity of showing openly its dissatis
faction by recalling the Minister of his
Majesty from £ country where the Italian
representative is unable to obtain justice."
The Baron will soon leave the United
States, leaving the Secretary of Legation
in charge of only current affairs.
This action by the Italian Government
caused the deepest surprise in official
circles here when the fact becaijie known.
It has been generally supposed that the
Italian Government would at least wait
tho action of the New Orleans Grand
Jury, which is charged with an investiga
tion of the bloody episode at the New Or
It appears, however, that the informa
tion received from its representative must
have Led the Government to the conclu
sion that tho Grand Jury investigation
would fail to result in the punishment, or
even the indictment, of any person con
nected with the killing.
The letter of Governor Niohollß iv reply
to Secretary Blame was also, he thought,
regarded as evasive of the real point at
issue — reparation lor the alleged wrong —
and the Governor's assurances that far
ther bloodshed would not follow unac
companied by any excuse for the failure
of the State or municipal authorities to
take precautions to prevent the killing, it
is said, is regarded by the Italian Gov
ernment with extreme dissatisfaction.
It appeared that the United States Gov
ernment had exhausted its resources.
The relations between the National Gov
ernment and the Governments ot tuc
State were so fixed by the American
Constitution that when the Italian Min
ister, obeying the commands of his < tov
ernment, sought for some assurances
that the persons concerned in the killing
of its subject-- would be punished, it was
not possible for the general Government
to give any definite assurances of the
kind. It could and did point to the fact
that tho Grand Jury was an American
■ion for calling before the bar of
justice persons who had violated the law
of the land. But this particular Grand
Jury was called together under the laws
of the sovereign State of Louisiana, and
■whether or not it would punish according
to tho Italian idea of justice was some
thing which a national official, from the
President down, could not guarantee, and
the Italian Government was not satisfied
With such views. With the relations be
tween the State and National Govern
ments and the peculiarities of our consti
tutional system of government it had
nothing to do. But it was necessary, ac
cording to its views, that Italian citizens
in foreign countries should be accredited
the full measure of protection fixed by
the laws of these countries.
Hero was a case where, according to
the statement of the Minister, Italian
subjects had been arrested on a charge of
crime and acjnitted by an American
jury, according to the forms of tho Ameri
can law. These men were decided inno
cent by a judicial tribunal, and bad been
shun by an angry people. The Italian
< tovernment could not go behind the ver
dict of the American court, and, not
withstanding it was stated in some quar
ters that the men were really guilty of a
foul assassination, and had been a -
quitted l>y means of bribery, in the eye
of tho Italian Government they were In
nocent Italian subj»
In their violent killing the Italian peo
ple had been outraged and insulted. The
National Government of the United
States had, as stated, failed to give any
definite assurance that reparation would
be made. There was but one course, and
that was taken to-day, when the Italian
Minister notified Secretary Blame that
he had beep recalled because his Govern
ment was dissatisfied with the negotia
tions. This is the Italian view of the
There was a commotion among the
Ptate Department officials when it became
■known that Huron F.-.va had been re
called. They did not know it officially,
■aye the Secretary, before the dose Of
Office hours, for the Secretary is confined
at home again by a recurrence of his old
malady goat. The Secretary managed
to $?et into his carriage at i p. m., and
dlOl 8 to the W bite House, where he told
the president all that had occurred. II. ■
discussed the future prospects, remaining
an hour. He then returned home, and
was not accessible.
State department officials decline
todiseussthe matter. None of the offi
cials cared t<> be foiled In their opinions,
A* precedents were to be looked up be
fore they could be ventured. There was,
.however, a general disposition to belittle
'the matter, and they had no idea that the
docs of war would O6 unloosed.
rava has not demanded his passport,
as first reported. There were man j
In diplomacy, and though the .slight dis
tinctions and small formalities appeared
trivial in public view, they were really
significant to a trained diplomatist. A
demand for pa^sp..:;- is an extreme
measure. It is taken when the war feel
ip;:; runs high and. the Minister's person
is in danger at the hands of the populace.
It is also, in a degree, suggestive of
A ni-ail. under the circumstances of
this evisc. X a serious matter. Tiiore
could be no attempt to diftgoiae the fact,
but it docs not signify that mutual ex
planations and diplomacy cannot restore
the oh! status.
The Charge d'affaires has boon loft in
charge of the Italian Legation, ao a sev
erance «>f diplomatic relations cannot he
regarded ;t- complete. Just what the
status of this official is cannot bo known,
execpf through bia official act. it is
slated that he is in charge of "curnnt
:.nairs." If any serious significance at
taches to the Minister's recall, tins meana
that the OtficLJ is to be limited in his
functions to procuring paaaporta, in
structing Consular Officers and other
small matters. In this case, further eor
reapondeoce between the Oovenunentaof
the United States and Italy must take
pl.ice directly between Washington and
l^rito this afternoon erroneous rr-ports
•were In circulation respecting auesed
outrages on American citizens in Italy.
Careful inquiry at the Department of
State fails to disclose more than two com
plaints of this character during the past
_£ix mouths. la one case, an American
citizen in the habit of crossing the Pied- j
mont boundary line was Buapected of I
smuggling, and when he refused to allow
the Italian customs officers to search the
carriage for contraband articles he \v;:s
arrested and made a bitter complaint. In I
the other case an Italian returned from j
the United States and was arrested for
alleged brigandage in 1885. It appeared
from consulting the records that he had j
been included in the amnesty proclama
tion, and he was released, just as our
State Department discovered that he had !
been fraudulently naturalized in this j
The Italian Government has been told
that the President deplores the abhorrent
occurrence, and that the Government has
taken steps to investigate the matter.
I'iirt of this investigation was the ascer
tainment of the nationality of the Italians
killed, and this has not yet been learned. |
There is no proof whatever before the j
President or Secretary of State that a J
single Italian citizen was among the i
victims, and such proof is an absolutely
necessary preliminary to a fair demand
for reparation. The officers of the de
partment of justice are still inquiring into
this and other branches of the ease. It is
suspected in administration circles that j
the recent changes in the Italian Cabinet
may have much to do with the present
state of agahs. Marquis Rudini is sup
posed to be open to rh.? influence of popu
lar chunor, and is desirous of achieving
a reputation with the masses by catering
to the demand of the hot-headed element
of Italy. At any rate, it is felt thai the
present state of affairs is only temporary,
and there is no disposition or intention |
to take any hasty action on the part of!
It can be stated positively that unless
events take an unforeseen and improba- i
ble turn, there will be no call issued for
an extra session of Congress and one, of I
the most serious ill-elfeets of the incident*
will be the probable postponement for an i
indefinite time of the President's pro- |
posed Southern and Western trip.
The view taken by the administration,
as it is understood, is that this Govern
ment has done all that could lie dune in j
matter. Even if it had complete legal juris
diction in the case it could only assure the
Italian Government that it would prose- |
cote the persons guilty of the attack on
the Italians at New Orleans. It could I
not assure the Italian Government that it
would punish them as Italy desired. That
would be for the Grand and petit juries'
Certainly Mr. Porter, United States
Minister to Italy, will not be recalled, !
and this Government will maintain a!
pacific attitude and abide by develop- !
inents of the future.
It is said by a gentleman who has had
a large experience in diplomatic affairs of
our Government, that a declaration of
war did not n< sssarily follow such ac
tion as that of the Italian Government.
There were many precedents for it, nearly
all of which, however, were among the
Europern nations. Through a better un
derstanding of the differences that may
exist, or through friendly intercessions* of
a third power, these difficulties ore often
adjusted without recourse to arms.
So far as is recalled, there have only
been a few instances where Ministers to
the United States have been recalled at
the request of our Government, <>r have
been given their passports. The first was
the French Minister, citizen Jeunet, who
was recalled by the French Government
at the request of the United States, be
cause he was personally offensive to this
county. Another case occurred at the
time of the war of 1812. with Great Brit
ain, when the Minister from that country
was' given his passports. There are no
eases recalled where a Minister of the
United States to a foreign country has
been given his passports, thoughts
may have been one or more instances of
The prospects of war over the incident
is ridiculed by this gentleman, as is
also the prospect of an extra session of
Congress growing out of the same inci
dent, lie stated that an understanding
may possibly exist as to the real nature of
the letter of Governor Nieholls to Secre
tary Blame with respect to the killing. It
is assumed that Baron Fava sent the let
ter to his Government, and possibly that
Government may interpret it as the
sentiment of the Federal Government in
the case. Nation*, he pointed out, to not
go to war in these times over small
2CO DANGER OF "WAR.
Washington, March 31.— War's hoarse
alarm sounds through the streets of
Washington to-night. The matter is dis
enssed seriously by saturnine minds.
Baron Fava. has not asked for his pass
ports. This is done when two countries
contemplate war, one with the other. In
presenting his letter of recall, Fava used
this language: "The King of Italy is
dissatisfied with the progress of the ad
justments between the two countries
touching the New Orleans matter."
This does nod necessarily mean that
Italy is dissatisfied with the Government
of the United Suites. It might, and prob
ably does, mean dissatisfaction with
Baron Fava himself.
Fully six months ago the Italian Gov
ernment decided to recall Baron Fava,
but through the influence of some friends
he has remained until now. Recently,
however, when Crisp! was defeated and
the new Italian Ministry _ .], it
was determined to recall Fava. This de-
U rmination was strengthened and his re
call hastened because of his alleged dila
tory policy In connection with the New
Orleans affair. It would )»■ absurd to
think of lialy declaring Mar before the
United States Government had had time
to grant or had even been asked for rep
aration for *he massacre of Italian sub
It has not yet been proven that any of
the murdered men were Italian subji
!'.( -sides. If Italy contemplated war, Baron
Fava would not have been directed to!
turn over affairs to the Secretary of l ,-ga- 1
tiou. "the Marquis ImperallL" It is
s.i t'e to say that it war was Intended the
Marquis Imperalli would pack his grip
and wouldn't stand upon the order of
his going, but would make a bee-line for
Representative Payson of Illinois,
■peaking about the matter, said there whs
no danger of war. There is too much
good sense in this country, he sum, and it
was to be presumed that (here was also
in Italy to go to war about this diffi
Representative Cogswell of Massachu
setts regarded the situation »s one of
gravity, and deplored the lack of a navy
.suitable for the defense of the country.
at nj:w OSXSAKS,
Nf.w Oijt.v.ans, March 8L -An Associ
ate. ! Press reporter called upon Attorney-
General Rogers to-night and asked him
for an expression Of opinion upon the re
call of the Italian Minister, and also the
status of the case in so for as the iciral de
partment was concerned. Judge Rogers
stated that the aspect of the case was un
changed. Be was unable t<> say what the
outcome would be. The matter is now
entirely in the bands of the Grand Jury,
and until it submitted a report he could
not say what the line of prosecution
would be. The State of Louisiana, he
felt, was fully capable of enforcing its
laws. There had been no newtaroceed-
Ings between the state and Secretary
Blame. Not a word has been reo
from Mr. Blame since Governor Nicholls
wrote his reply, and Governor Nicholls
has sent no supplemental communication
to the state Department.
Judge Rogers did not care to dis.
the significance of the recall of Baron
Fava, or the likelihood of hostilities.
The Associated Press reporter called at
the residence of Governor Nicholls, but
was Informed that the Governor was ill,
and could see DO one.
The news of the recall of the Italian
Minister when received was promptly
pasted on tho bulletin boards and
printed in newspaper extras. Tho news
paper offices were surrounded by crowds
during the evening, and the news was
circulated from one end of the city to tho
other. There was much talking upon
the possible international complications,
and tho likelihood of hostilities.
SACRAMENTO, WEDNESDAY MORNING, APKIL 1, 1891.
The prevailing sentiment here, how
ever, is unchanged respecting the act of
the 'citizens in lynching the assassins.
Mayor Shakespeare this evening deemed
it inadvisable to make an extended state
ment of his views at the present. Ho
thought if tho worst came to the worst
the United states would be fully able to
protect the people. Personally, he appre
hended no serious trouble, and felt cer
tain Italian ships of war could not possi
bly approach near enough to New Or
leans to inflict an injury upon her.
The TKmes-Demaerat, in an editorial re
ferring to the recall of Baron Fava, says :
There was no question of any unfriendli
ness to Italy or the Italians. Eleven
brigands and assassins were executed, of
whom nine were American citizens and
two are said to be subjects of the
King of Italy. It would not have
made the slightest difference had theso
latter two been Russians or any other
nationality, lor the race question did not
enter into the matter in the slightest de
gree. The people of New Orleans rose to
suppress an association of assassins.
Chicago, March BL— Prominent Ital
ians in Chicago discussed the reports
j from Washington to-night with much
interest. Editor Durante, of ISftafia,
said: "I do not believe tho Italian Gov
[ eminent has recalled Baron Fava with
any hostile intent, nor do 1 believe there
is :iT.y danger of war. As to what the
I Italian citizen here would do in case of
war, I cannot say. I would not be will
ing to take up anus against my native
country, nor would I light against my
pteq one. If the Italian Government
is milking demands for some more active
movement toward reparation, it is only
what might have been expected after the
fa ble letter of ' Governor JNicholla."
Dr. Volinisaid, in the <-as;> of war. he
thought most of the Italians in the United
Slates would return t^ Italy. He does
j not, however, expect any trouble.
CONSUI.-GKNKRAI, MAJtAZZI * INTER
VIEW X I >.
San Francisco, March 31. — In an in
terview Avith a Bulletin reporter Count
Marazzi, Italian Consul-General at this
port, said he was surprised at the news
from Washington. When the story had
been given him that Americans bad been
beld as hostages in Kome he at once said
this was absurd. It could not possi
bly be true. No one can believe that. It
may be that Baron Fava, the Italian
Minister at Washington, has called for
his passports. It is bis custom to go
home to Italy every spring, and it has
I been known thr.t he would go about this
j time this spring. He is undoubtedly
I going home on his annual vacation, and
j that is what their probably is to this
Count Marazzi further said that he
thought it extremely probable that if any
hostile move was Intended that he would
have bad some notification, considering
the difference in time between Rome and
San Francisco. As to what might hap
pen if hostilities were actually begun, he
did not care to express himself, it being
al surd on the face of the matter, In his
I opinion, that any such occurrences as re
ported should be credited by any one
who took time to think t!>e matter* over.
He represents the [taUan Goveri
as Consular repress ntative for the entire
Pacific Coast. There are no Italian war
vess-eis ou the Pacific Coast that he is
aware of, and be does not think that there
are any on the Asiatic < oast just now. but
did not care to speak positively about
j that, as he was not sure. There are no
[tauan vessels in the port belonging to
the Italian commercial marine at this
time. Bethought that the news when
published would be generally discredited,
and speedily be proven to be untrue.
Whether a demand for passports as a
hostile proceeding would be preceded by
diplomatic correspondence from the
Italian Government with the State De
partment of the United States, containing
: a statement of the grievances, he did not
care to discuss. He did not, however,
think that anything would be done
hastily or without due deliberation.
BX-SBCBSTA&T hayard's OPINION.
Wilmington, March 31. — Ex-Secre
tary e ßayard says: "The action
taken by the Italian Government, in de
manding the passport of Huron lava, is
hasty and unprecedented. I can only
think that the Minister has been called
I>3' his Government for some cause other
than that emanating from the New Or
leans tragedy. There is no danger of
war arising from the controversy. The
recall of the Minister is ill-advised."
THSBAJtOH WILL lkavk to->>ay.
Nsw York, March 3L— Dispatches
from Washington to the 77 Progn
Ttalo A m en '<■'.', received from private
sources, indicate that Baron Fava will
leave Washington to-morrow and sail for
home. The editor said to-night: The
recall of Karon Fava was decided upon by
the King and Cabinet only after they hid
become convinced that the administra
tion of President Harrison was unable to
resent the alleged insult offered in tho
letter of Governor Nicholls. The editor
said Baron Fava was not recalled for per
From private sources at Washington
the Echo it 7 1 ml in learned that Baron Fava
had sent telegrams to all Italian Consuls
in the country. The editor has not I
able to ascertain the Bubject of tho dis
patches, but presumes it is a notice of the
AT ZTSW YORK.
NEW York, March BL— The Italian
paper, II Progrc.sso Halo Americano, re
ferring to the recall of Baron Fava, says
it is I. nt a natural consequence of the
opprobrious manner in which the state of
\. .iisi;ma answered Secretary Blame, <>r
the weakness of the supreme Federal au
thority in the face of the arrogant bearing
of Governor Nicholls, of the infamous
inereditable impunity accorded to th i
lynchera and the instigators of the lynch
ing, in conclusion, its editorial says
Italy has done itsduty, and the colony
has cordially approved it.
The editorial further declares that the
Constitution of the United States is
ridiculous in according to the central
power at Washington authority to make
treaties without, in case of violation by
:v.\y Mate, having force to compel that
State to maintain its obligation. Thus the
Constitution of the Cnited States sets a
trap Into which the European Govern
ments may fall, and promises what it
raSaa COMMI.XT IN LONDON.
New York March 3l.— A Herald Lon
don special says: "The Daily News to
morrow will say, concerning Huron
Tavn'.s recall: We were all led to believe
that negotiations wen; proceeding
smoothly. The American Government
had already accepted tho principle of hon
orable reparation; Some curiosity was
felt as to the form which the reparation
Mould take. It is known that mutters
will necessarily be regarded at Washing
ton as one primarily concerning the State
of Louisiana, it was equally well known
; that tho authorities at New Orleans would
take no action fn the matter, or at any
rale no Bach action as might be expected
to satisfy the Italian Government.
London, March SL—The Herald says
of the Italian matter, that vie wed from
any point, the action of the Italian Gov
ernment is as unwarranted as it is hasty
and extraordinary. To tho United States
it Is hardly courteous, and might be con
s', m >d into an affront.
"It is evident that Italy is not to be
satisfied with anything less than the
punishment of the perpetrators of the
outrage, she does not :;>k for an in
demnity, but for a sentence of the crimi
nals. The courts of Louisiana might
grant compensation for the families of
tho victims, but under the circumstances
we may be sure they will never bring the
men who killed the Sicilians to trial. On
this point tho negotiations mint come to
a deadlock, unices the Italian Govern
ment can be induced to abate something
of its demands and take considerable loss
than its just dues."
The largest barn in the United States is
about to be erected mar Lexington, Xv
It will bo 1,000 feet long by 100 feet wide.
Dixon Knocks Out McCarthy in the
NO ABATEMENT OF THE GRIP EPI
DEMIC IN CHICAGO.
Tho Grand Jury in New York City
Returns Indictments Against the
New York Central Railroad Di
rectors, in the Investigation Grow
ing Out of tho Lato Tunnel Disaster.
Special to the Recorb-Uniojt.
Troy (N. V.), March 31.— The great
'glove contest between Cal. McCarthy of
I Jersey City and George Dixon of Boston
i came oif to-night, and the colored Boston
lad was tho victor. Crowds cftftte from all
I directions, ami the rink was packed to its
; utmost capacity. Prominent sporting
men from all over the country were in tho
audience. The betting was five, but the
odds v. ere all on Dixon. This is probably
accounted lor by the (act that a rumor
• prevailed all day that McCarthy had tx en
i drinking and was not taking proper can
lOf himself. Tlie fight was for the feather
freight championship and |4,00 D a side.
; Bete were plentifhl, and ixrv.t excitement
1 prevailed. It is h Lfcvedthai ftiUy 106,000
must have changed band* on the n . ult.
Dixon was set ond< d by Tom O*ltoarke
I and H. llodgkins. McCarthy's second*
I were Jack McAnliffand P.illy Madden.
i Jerry Dunn Avas referee. Tho scales were
; set at 115 pounds. Neither n.an tipped
I the beam at that mark, and thon jumped
0.1. so that none of those ] • resent could
ascertain ihvir exact weight
Sheriff Tappan was served with an in
junction to-night restraining him from
interfering with the fight.
Both men were apparently in prime
condition when they entered tho ring.
In the first round the men sparred
closely, and interchanged blows evenly.
In the second McCarthy was too eager,'
and throwing himself . open to Dixon's
swings, was floored twice* in qmekWdor,
being almost knocked out tho second
In the third McCarthy again tried in
■ fighting, and rrot the worst of it, but in
thefourth he was cautious, and had the
best of the roun L
In the. fifth Di^on forced the fighting.
and punished McCarthy severely, getting
i one clean knock down.
In the next three rounds thero was
hard lighting, with honors about even.
In the ninth McCarthy punched hard
at long range, and Dixon landed heavily
on his DOS) , making it bleed freely.
In the next round both tried long
range tactics, with no. particular damage.
In the eleventh there was hard fighting,
and McCarthy cut a deep gash under
! Dixon's eye with a left-handed swing
In the twelfth Dixon forced matters, and
McCarthy, who was bleeding freely, clung
to his neck to avoid punishment. *
In the next two rounds McCarthy was
very cautious, but in the fifteenth rushed
and got in three left-handed upper-cuts,
which split Dixon's lip and loosened his
For the next ffvo rounds, although
thero was some sharp fighting, little
damage was done, but in tho twenty-first
Dixon forced matters and drove Mc-
Carthy all over tho ring, knocking him
In the twenty-second round Dixon
knocked McCarthy down, as fast as he got
up, until he was completely exhausted.
At the end of the round the referee de
clared Dixon the winner.
Six-ounce gloves were used.
Xo Abatement in tho Death Rate in
Chicago, March 31. — There was 200
i deaths reported at the Health Office yes
j terday. Grippe, pneumonia and kindred
diseases were the principal cause. It is
one of the largest records for a single day
i the office has ever received. The propor
tionate number of old people who died
was unusually large.
The deaths reported at the Health Office
to-day numbered Itio, a large proportion
of which were caused by pulmonary
trouble, induced or aggravated by the
grippe. For the first three days this
week 490 certificates were turned in. The
remarkable fact is that the city was never
more five from contagious fevers, diph
! theria, etc., and the terrible mortality ap
pears chargeable directly to the prevail
ing influenza epidemic.
EH NEW YORK.
New York, March 31.— The record of
deaths since noon yesterday up to noon
to-day is 146. Seven of these are re
ported to have been from ia grippe com
plicated with other diseases. There are
ltW policemen on the sick-list to-day.
Dcs Motxes, March 31.— The grip epi
demic has struck Dcs Moines, and the
doctors report that hundreds are affected.
In many eases it is proving fatal. Ke
ports from surrounding towns show that
the disease is general throughout Central
lowa. The weather, in tho opinion of
physicians, continues favorable to its
A DEATH IN WAKniNGTOX.
Washington, March BL— The wife of
Senator Faulkner, of West Virginia, died
this afternoon from inflammation of the
stomach, caused by an attack of the grip.
New Company Organized to Build a
Road In Mexico.
Denver, March 31.— Tho Mexican,
Curnavaca and Pacific Railroad Company
Was incorporated to-day with a capital
of §2,000,000. Tho line will run from tho
City of Mexico to Curnavaca and tho
coast, through a very fertile region for a
distance of 320 miles. The incorporators
are General Strum, George Fritch,
Charles Wheeler, Andrew H. Heath and
Philip Zang, The officers are George
Friten, President; General strum, Vice-
President and General Manager; Charles
Wheeler, Secretary; A. B. Heath, Treas
urer, and Major John L. Batman, of
.Saratoga, Superintendent of Construc
General Strom has been granted a con
cession by the Mexican Government for
the construction of the road, which gives
him the right of way and exempts the
company from taxation for thirty years.
Work will be commenced as soon as
General Strum can reach the City of
Chicago, March 31.— Chairman Midg
ley denies that he has communicated with
the officials of the Missouri Pacific de
manding the discharge of the agent who
issued a reduced BugartarU£ it launder
stood th:il the whole matter has been re
ferred to the Advisory lioard.
Tho Art Institute to Erect a Euildinc
on tho Lake Front.
Chicago. March 31.— An ordinance was
passed by the City Council last night
permitting tho Art Institute to erect a
palace on the Lake Front. Two hundred
thousand dollars is already pledged to
ward the building. The Art Institute
will furnish $280,000, and tho World's
Fair will give 8100,000. Tho building is
to cost not less than £600,000, and may be
The Board of Control of tho World's
Fair is in session here, but no important
business is being transacted. Tho Na
tional Commission is scheduled to meet
to-morrow, but it is not thought now
that a quorum will be here then.
Ex-President Gage of the local direc
tory is quoted as saying that there will be
a radical change in the next board. It is
understood that this wiil result largely
from discontent with the action on tho
site question. The trade interests that
were not organized at the first election
are now working together, and will, it is
expected, cut a large figure in the elec
The National Board of Control will re
port to tho Commission that President
Palmer consents to a reduction of his
salary toS'UXNi, Vice-Chairman MeKenzie
takes 93,ooo of his and Bearetary Dickin
son cuts his SlO,(mm) iii two. These reduc
ion.s alone Avill effct a. saving of ?14,000.
HAIL.RO AD DIRECTORS INDICTED,
The Grand Jury Hold Them Aeoount
uble ior tho Tuimol Disaster.
Iskw York. March 31.— Tho Directors
of the New York and Now Haven and
Hartford Railway Company to-day* were
indicted by the Grand Jury for misde
meanor in connection with the iatni col
lision in the Fourth-avenue tunnel, Feb
ruary lioth last, whereby thero were six
lives lost. The names of those indicted
are: Charles P. dark, Wilson <;. Hunt,
EL H. Trowbridge, William D. Bishop,
Nathaniel Wheeler, Henry G. Robinson,
Edward M. Reed, Joseph Park, Chauncey
M. Depew. Henry S. Lee. William Rock
afeller and Leveretl W, Brainard.
The indictment charges that the corpo
ration committed an offense, but tho
twelve men being directors, sided and
abetted the corporation. Another count
says that these twelve men ran a railroad
and heated the ears with stoves, still an
other count says that a certain coporation,
being a steam road, and these men being
directors, they permitted trains to bo
heated by stoves.
As soon as possible the men indicted
will be arraigned to plead. Chauncey M.
Depew was admitted to ba£l late this after
noon in the sum of $s,'.hj:>. Cornelius
Vanderbllt became bis bondsman, lie
w.ms the tirst of tho indicted directors to
furnish bail. The remaining eleven are
expected to come forward in good season
and furnish security lor their appearance
Messrs. Muthill and W. D. Bishop. Jr.;
officers of the road, were also placed un
der bonds to appear as witnesses against
j tho directors.
Kineald Murder Trial.
Wasittnctox, March SL— i ln tho Kin
oaid trial this morning the defense con
lined itself to an attempt to prove that
Taulbee made threats against Kincaid,
and that those threats had been commu
nicated to defendant. The most important
I witness was Mrs. Mary Mllimore, who
1 testified that on the day of tho shooting
1 Donnelson had told her of the difficulty
between Taulbee and Kincaid, and had
said Taulbee had warned Kin. -aid to arm
himself. He had also told her that he
I had been with Taalbee part of the day in
order to keep him away from Kincaid.
Before adjournment a number of other
witnesses testified as to threats made by
Taulbee against Kincaid, and of Taulbee
telling him he had better arm him>e!f.
Accident to a Steamer.
Dktrott, Miivch.'U.— The now steamer
City of Detroit, of the Detroit and Cleve
land Ste;un Navigation Company, ran on
a rock at Lime Kiln Crossing, about fif
teen miles below Detroit, this morning,
while on her way to Cleveland. The
vessel struck amidships and filled one. of
the air-tight compartments. A scene of
confusion ensued among the passengers
on board, but order was soon restored,
and the boat ran into the Canadian Pacific
slip, where she is now being pumped out.
The damage was confined entirely to the
hole in the vessel, none of the freight or
baggage being injured.
Spreckels and tho Suj?ar Trust.
Philadelphia, March 31.— C. A.
Spreckels, son of Claus Spreckels, said
to-day that tho reported agreement be
tween his father and the sugar trust was
without foundation. He added that his
father would not make a deal with the
trust, that the report had been repeatedly
circulated and denied, and there was no
more reason for talking about the matter
now than some time ago. The reiinery
here would be run as an Independent con
cern, and would not bo sold to the trust
New Party to Be Formed.
Cincinnati, March 31.— C. A. Power,
who is here to begin arrangements for a
national conference to bo held in May
next, says there will be a third party in
the field in IS'J-J. The coming conference
will decide what issues shall be pre
sented. It will select a National Execu
tive Committee, adopt a party name, and
with the heip of tho people put new party
candidates into Congress and tho White
House in November, 181*2.
A Reservoir In Danger of Breaking.
Lima (O.), March 31. — Tho Mercer
County reservoir, which covers nearly
30,000 acres of land, is in great danger of
breaking its embankments and flooding
the surrounding country. The reservoir
has been idled by the recent heavy rains,
and one place, about a mile from Celina,
has broken the embankment. If the
waves continue to wash the embankment
it can't last. Many people in the vicinity
are moving out.
Governor Pattisou and tho Presidency.
Ni:\v York, March 31.— The New York
Mail and Ejcprex.?' special from Harris
burg says: Evidence is accumulating
that Governor Patti.son has his eye on the
Democratic nomination for President in
1892. It is the subject of conversation
among party leaders and of every inter
esting speculation as to a possible divis
ion of the party into a Cleveland faction
and a Pattison faction when tho round
up for national delegates occurs.
Edwin Booth to Retire from tho Stajje.
New York, March 31.— An evening
paper has the following: Edwin Booth
has informed his manager that he would
not play next season, and has cancelled
two weeks in Brooklyn. This means, in
the manager's opinion, that he will never
appear again. Quite certain is it that the
present engagement at the Brooklyn
Academy w Music this week will bo his
Death of Colonel Follansbee.
Chicaoo, March 31.— Colonel A. S.
Follansbee, who as senior Captain com
manded the Sixth Massachusetts In
fantry when attacked by a mob while'
passing through Baltimore at tho begin
ning of the late civil war, died here to
day of la grippe. Colonel Follansbee has
been in business here since the close of
Fatal Hotel Fire In Texas.
Dallas, March 31.— The Georgia Hotel
was burned this morning. James Mc-
Alister was burned to death. Mrs. W. E.
Baird and son, Mr. and M. O. Davis. Pat
McCarthy, Ed Krea and others were
badly burned or hurt by jumping, but
Released on Ball.
New Orleans, March 31. — On motion
of counsel, those of the Italians in jail
who escaped the slaughter on March 14th
were released to-day on bail.
The San Francisco and Charleston
to be Sent to Chile.
FATAL EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE
Several Business nouses in J.a Grande,
Or., Destroyed by Fire— The "Wil
lows Election Hoards Case Trans
ferred to Tuba County for Trial-
Secretary Proctor and Party In
Special to the Kkcoud-Uxiox.
Sax PrakcSSOO, March :;i.— For the
past month Mare Island Navy Yard has
been the scene of busy operations, conse
quent upon the fitting out of the cruisers
San Francisco, < frarleston i\nd the United
States steamer Marion for sea duty.
Work upon the cruisers commenced with
a rush. The Navy Department desired
the San Francisco despatched at the
earliest possible date to Chile, and to
comply with the reqnesi the employes of
the steam Engineering Department have
worked lor the last four Sundays, to say
nothing of the over-time put in on each
The principal work performed on both
the cruisers consisted in removing tour vf
the San Francisco's six-inch guns from
the Charleston, and patting them In
place on the vessel for which they were
I first intended, while the Charleston had
mounted fore and aft her two eight-inch
guns to replace the ones taken off. The
work was both intricate and tedious, and
would not permit of an increased force of
workmen. The wants of the San Fran
cisco were first attended to, and after
leaving the quay wall she was floated
into the stone dry dock.
Her remaining days at the yard are
few and she will leave that place for tins
city to-morrow or Thursday, remaining
here a few (lays and then departing for
Chile. She i.s well down in the water at
present, and more stores are still to be
placed on board, consisting chiefly of
provisions, which will be distributed on
her arrival at Chile to the I oited States
steamers Pensacola and Baltimore.
The San Francisco will not be very
long out from port before the Charleston
will follow her to Chile. The eight-inch
guns are in place and only need to be ad
justed. At present the vessel is along
side the quay wall, and yesterday a con
sid< rable amount of ammunition found
its way beneath docks. In another week
the Inspection Board will visit her. Or
ders are daily expected as to the disposi
tion the department desires to make of
her, and all reports at the present time
as to her exact destination are- untrust
Although four six-inch guns were re
moved from the vessel and replaced with
only two eight-inch guns, the difference
is marked. The combined weight Of the
four six-inch guns figured over 4B,ooo
pounds, while the two eight-inch guns in
weight amounted to nearly 59,000 pounds
— iti.ooo pounds additional weight. The
eight-inch guns will carry a projectile
weighing 250 pounds, and' at each dis
charge 112 pounds of powder will be con
Several Business Houses In La Grande,
Or., Destroyed by Fire.
La Grande (Or.), March 31.— A fire in
the business portion of town this morn
ing destroyed property valued at over
?.->O,COO. Tho fire started in tho rear of
Kelly A McCarthy's saloon building, on
Depot street, at half-past 8. The flames
spread in both directions, consuming four
saloon buildings and the general mer
chandising establishment of Marston ct
Huelat. The principal losses are Mars
ton & Huelat, general merchandise, £40,
--000, insurance 127,600; J. B. Thorson A:
Co., saloon, $4,000, insurance $3,000: Som
mer (k Blum, store building, 310,000, in
surance %t,(KX); J. 11. Slater & Son, law
library, $2,000, insurance §850. Total
FIRE AT RED BLUFF.
Red Bluff, March 31.— The fire in the
Western Addition, Monday afternoon at
4 o'clock, destroyed about J53,000 worth of
property. Two bisr barns, three line
horses, nay and dwelling-houses were to
tally or partially burned. A heavy wind
was blowing from the north. But for the
heroic work of the Fire Department and
the citizens the loss would have been $50,
--000. Mr. Manor, John Knight, Curtis
Ballard, W. O. Jennings, and Martin <fc
Scott were tho heaviest losers. Insured
for about half the losses.
THE GOSH EX FTRE.
Goshf.x, March 31.— Dubrutz' loss by
fire yesterday on goods and personal ef
fects was $9,000; insurance, about $4,500.
Buckley's loss on the building is $5,000;
IM'KXDIARY FIUE AT MERCED.
Merikd, March 31.— The store-rooms
of R. Barcroft, filled with hardware,
burned to-night. Loss about £2,000; par
tiallyjnsured. It is supposed to be of in
A SUPPOSED STAGE ROBBER.
Ilenry Miller to Have an Examination
on Saturday Xext.
Los Angeles, March 31.— Henry Mil
ler, who was captured by United States
Marshal Gard last week, and is supposed
to have been implicated in a large num
ber of daring stage robberies which have
occurred at various places in California,
Arizona and Idaho during the last few
years, will be given an examination be
fore the United States Commissioner on
Saturday next on a charge of robbing
mails at Casa Grande, A. T., in ISSB. Cap
tain Thacker, of Wells, Fargo «fc Co.'s de
tective force, to-day identified some re
tort gold found in Miller's pockets as
that taken from the express box by the
man who robbed the stage near Weaver
ville, Cal., last month.
Secretary Proctor nnd Party.
Tucson (A. T.), March 31.— Secretary
of War Proctor, accompaniod by General
R. N. Batchelder and General Alexander
McCook, arrived here this morning.
Secretary Proctor is inspecting the mili
tar3* posts and garrisons. It has been
three weeks since he left Washington,
and he has visited eighteen posts, includ
ing Forts Grant, Thomas and San Carlos
in Arizona. They left Fort Thomas this
morning, drove eighty miles in an ambu
lance to Wilcox, and arrived at Tucson
this evening, the quickest time ever
made between Fort Thomas and Tucson.
They left for Los Angeles, and will visit
San Diego, San Francisco, and Van
couver. They will return East by the
Northern Paeilic, and will visit the Sioux
Fatal Explosion of Dynamite.
Moscow (Idaho), March 31.— Au ex
plosion of dynamite occurred to-day at
Taylor it Lander's stone quarry. Barte
mus Swoops and Fred Cramer were in
stantly killed, and William B. McGraw
dangerously injured. Tho men were
thawing dynamite cartridges in their
cabin, wueu tho explosioa occurred,
WHOLE XO. 15,431.
blowing things into kindling wood and
burling the men several feet In tho air.
Willows Election Hoards Case.
Con sa. March 31.— 1n the Superior
Court this morning tho attorneys in the
famous election frauds were arguing for
for a change of venue. The attorney! for
Ute defense asked that the case be sent to
* 010 or Tehania. while the prosecution
M-KQd lor a change to Butto or Yuba. Tho
Jfcucc thought an impartial trial could be
had In Yuba. and so ordered.
A Urakoman Killed.
Los Axgkles, March 31.— Robert Lind
sey. a Southern Pacific brakonmn, was
missed from the train near Aihamhra to
day. The train was backed, and his dead
body was found by the aide of the track,
it is supposed he fell off the train whilo
running at full speed, and that tho fall
killed him. He leaves a family.
Inspecting tho ltoad.
Tucson (Aria.), March 31.— A. N.
Towne, of the Southern Pacific Com
pany, passed through on his special on a
tour of inspection of the road to New (r
--leans this afternoon.
Orange and Lemon Shipments.
Oxtauto. March SL— The orange and
lemon shipments from Ontario for March
were 2,860 boxes— nearly eleven ears.
The April shipments will be the largest
Died From His Injuries.
An:: r.v, March 31.— 0. Rodger*, who
was run over by the cars Sunday morn
ing mar dsco, died in this city at tho
County Hospital last night.
Prominent Citizen Dead.
RED BtTJFF, March n.—W. <;. McCub
bin. a prominent citizen of Red i'luif,
died last night of pneumonia, resulting
lrom the grippe.
Xo Further Itlotlnir R ported in tho
PrrrsßtTßG, March :i].— Thero was no
rioting in the '-oko regions last night and
all is quiet this morning. A raid was ex
pected at ICorawqod during the night, -^**
and several hundred strikers marched
past the works shortly before midnight,
but did not return. The works aro in
operation with a reduced force, and an
effort -will be made to keep them running.
Tho workmen are arming and serious
trouble is expected before the strike is
With tho exception of President (Jom
pers, all the members of the Executive
Board of the American Federation of
Labor are in this city for the purpose of
holding a conference on the critical situa
tion, it) the coke region. An effort will
probably be made to effect a compromise*
■and end the strike.
Tin: c .\;:rrvi i:r.s.
BpsToir, March ».— At a secret meeting
of the Carpenters 1 Union last evening, it
Is said the expressed feeling against tho
Carpenters' and Builders' Association
was very strong, and that the sentiment
was in favor of taking radical action.
Ono member stated after tlit- meeting that
there would bo a strike for tight hours
SKVKKINC rXIO.V RELATIONS.
ROCHESTEB. March 31.— A good many
striking clothing cutters have been taken
back to work. At a mass-meeting of the
cutters, trimmers and foremen this morn
ing a resolution was ado]. ted in which
they sever th ir connection with tho
Knights of Labor, and declare their in
tention of furthering the interest of their
employers. It is thought, in view of tibia
action, the clothing manufacturers will
decide to tako back ali the men.
ON THE TURF.
Results of Yesterday's Racing Events
at Xew Orleans.
New Orleans, March ,31.— Tho track
was fast. Three-year-olds and up
ward, maiden allowances, live furlongs,
Phantom won, Surgets second, Haram
boure third. Time 1:021.
Six furlongs, Rita won, Maud second,
Roley Boley third. Time. 1:15$.
Two-year-olds, four furlongs, Adalia
won, Koran second, Phelan Dornlau
third. Time, feSO}.
Handicap, mile and seventy yards,
Whittier won, Mamie S. second. Cashier
third. Time, 1:471.
RACING DATES ANNOUNCED.
Xi:w York, March ßL— Racing begins
at Elizabeth, N. J., April llth for one
week; at Linden Park, April ISth, for ono
week, and again at Elizabeth, April 25th.
for one week. In this State the season
begins May 15th at QrsveseiuL
At Elizabeth and Linden tho betting
ring will be nailed up, and no free ad
missions will be allowed. It is said by
high legal authority that thero is no law
against betting in New Jersey, and that
the law against disorderly houses is such
as will enable men to do betting, so
long as they don't carry on transactions
indoors "habitually," consequently
there will bo bookmaking on tho lawns
alter the English system, but no slates
with odds marked up.
Furneral of Dr. Cosby.
New York, March 31.— The funeral of
the late Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby took
place this afternoon. After private serv
ices at the house by Drs. John Hall and
William Taylor the body was removed
to the Presbj'terian Church, in Fourth
avenue, in which for many years Crosby
was pastor. Here tho public services
were held. The musical partof the service
was very elaborate. Interment will tako
place from Woodlawn Cemetery to-mor
Insurance License Revoked.
Topkka (Kas.), March 31.— Insurance
Commissioner Auldcr has revoked tho
iicense of tho Capital Insurance Com
pany, on the ground that the company is
insolvent. He says the liabilities are
$25,000. and that the company has on
hand only 58,000 to meet its obligations.
The company will appeal to the courts.
The officers say tho company is solvent.
Severe Snow-storm in Denver.
Denver, March 31.— The severest
snow-storm of tho season began in this
sectton this afternoon, and continued five
hours, making all travel impossible, and,
completely tying up all cable, electric
and horse-car linos. Snow foil to tho
depth of eighteen inches, and is melting
The Judge Exonerated.
Denver, March 31.— The special legis
lative committee investigating tho
charges of corruption against Judge
Rucker of Aspen handed in a report ex
onerating the Judge.
The World's Fair managers have been
advised by a Chicago man to consider tho
expediency of having the exhibition ma
chinery started by the last living mem
ber of the Columbus family, the Duke of
Seragua of Madrid. Ho was reported to
be dying, but is believed to have recov
ered. He is a literary man and an artist
ot some repute, of the twenty-nine
autogragh letters and books annotated in
Coiumbus' handwriting he possesses six
teen or eighteen. In early life he was
obliged to appeal for help to keop body
and soul together, and pensions wore
granted him by Cuba and Costa Rica
which he now enjoys. He has held a
portfolio in the Spanish Cabinet and is a
V ice-President of the "Amerieanistes,"
of which Dora Pedro, ex-Emperor of
Brazil, is honorary President.
Franco exported shoes to tho value of
63.909.W5 francs in 1880,