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-sified columns of The Herald, 3d Page; advertise ment! there only cost Five Cents a line. VOL. 36.—N0. 20. GAVE GARD THE SLIP The Steamer Itata Puts Out to Sea. Uncle Sam's Authority Set at Defiance. ,A. Deputy Marshal Captive on the Insurgent Craft. A Fruitless Chase After the Robert and Minnie—The .United States Mar shal Discomfited. Assoolated Press Dispatches. San Dieoo, May tl.—The Chilean steamer Itata this evening put to sea, carrying with her the deputy United States marshal who was on board. Her departure was not unexpected, though it was not thought she would go so soon. Marshal Gard was not aware that the captain of the Itata had any intention oi defying his authority, for the marshal had gone an hour before the Itata sailed, in search of the schooner Robert aud Minnie. Marshal Gard'a errand on his second trip ont of the harbor was to take the schooner Robert and Minnie anywhere she might be found in tho open seas out side of Mexican jurisdiction, as a pirati cal craft. The marshal's launch left the wharf at 4 o'clock. Besides Major Gard there were aboard A. 0. Spauiding, of San Francisco, A. M.Conoughy, Captain Crawford and four soldiers from the barracks, armed with rifles and ammu nition belts, who had been detailed to go on the expedition, at the request of Marshal Gard. It is known that the marshal re ceived instructions from Washington that he had authority to take the Rob ert and Minnie on the high seas under the neutrality and piracy laws, but who these orders were issued by could not be ascertained. Marshal Gard was very close-mouthed when questioned on this point, simply saving he meant business and he intended to bring the schooner back if he came up to her. At midnight tonight Marshal Gard and party returned from outside and re ported that the Robert and Minnie had completely disappeared. • A deputy marshal who had been placed in a small boat at the entrance to the harbor to watch for developments, reported that when the Itata steamed out Pilot Dill was sandwiched between two armed Chileans, while four cannon guarded both the bow and stern. He reports that at least eighty armed Chileans were drawn in line on the decks, showing that while the vessel was in port she was plentifully supplied with men, ariua .and ammunition. While here she displayed only a small cannon and a crew of about sixty men. The deputy reports that when the vessel left the harbor, she turned north and steamed toward San Clemente. THE PIRATICAL VESSELS. Circumstances Under Which They Were Ordered Seized. Washington, May 6. —Thursday, as the result of an inquiry by telegraph, the collector of customs at Wilmington, California, was instructced by the treas ury department that there appeared no reason for his interference in the pros pective transfer of a lot of arms and am munition from the American schooner Robert and Minnie, then at Catalina island, to a transport for shipment to South America. Pending thiß removal, it appears the Chilean minister here re ceived some advicee from California re garding these munitions of war, with which he called on Secretary Foster, Sunday. On the strength of the minis ter's representations, the secretary sent another telegram to the collector, the substance of which, it is said at.the de partment, was to detain the boat. Sec retary Foster today refused to glye out for publication the telegrams that have passed between the department and the collector with reference to the matter, or to say anything on the subject, fur ther than that it has been referred to the attorney general for an opinion. The opinion asked for, it is said, is whether it would be a violation ot the neutrality laws to allow the transfer of arms, etc., aa proposed. THE SUSPICIOUS CRAFT. San Diego, Cal., May 0. —Early this morning the vessel Robert and Minnie was sighted lying off San Diego harbor in Mexican waters. The seizing party who went out last night, returned with out making an attempt to seize her, and are now awaiting orders from the attor ney-general at Washington. The Itata still lies in the stream ready for sailing. It is supposed that the Chilean war ship seen yesterday, now turns out to have been the Panama steamer New York, which for some cause steamed to the en trance of the harbor. MARSHAL CARD'S ACTION EXPLAINED. Tacoma, Wash., May 6. —The action of the United States marshal at San Diego, California, in seizing the Chilean steamer Itata, is the result of tele graphic correspondence between the president, Secretary Blame and Attor ney-General Miller. The latter has been authorized by the president to take whatever steps he deems necessary to enforce strict compliance with the laws of neutrality, in the case of Chile, and to seize all vessels found offending in that respect within the jurisdiction of the United States. THE ROBERT AND MINNIE'S CARGO. Chicago, May (5.—A special to the Inter-Ocean from Washington says: Richard Trumbull, a Chilean of Ameri can descent, and a member of the insur gent congressional party, has been in . San Francisco within a week. It is sup posed he bought arms through the house of W. R. Grace & Co., who have been lending aid to the insurgents, and who Bhipped them to San Francisco, and transferred them to the Robert and Min nie. In the meantime Flint & Co., who support the Balmaceda government, communicated with the Chilean min ister, in Washington, with the result as LOS ANGELES HERALD. stated in the dispatches from San Diego, about efforts to capture the mysterious craft. THE ITATA'S DETENTION. Particulars of Marshal Oard's Seizure of the Ship. The following account of the seizure of the Itata and subsequent developments is from the San Diego Union of Wednes day morning: Developments came thick and fastlast night in regard to the mysterious can transport and her 'doubtful mission in this harbor. Captain Mauzeum slept on board his ship as the prisoner of United States Marshal George E. Gard, under a charge of violating the neutral ity laws, and the steamer lay quietly at her anchorage in the stream with Dep uty Marshal Spencer as captain pro tern. Marshal Gard arrived in San Diego yesterday afternoon for the purpose of investigating more fully the Itata and her mission, under instructions from Washington. Much telegraphing had been done between his office and the United States attorney general before he left Los Angeles, and he had not been in the city many hours before he was handed the following dispatch from United States District Attorney W. Cole: Lor Angei.es, May 5,1891. Marihal Clccrge K. Gard: Detain the steamer Itata Information from Washington is to the effect that she is in viola tion of the neutrality laws. (Signed) W.Cole, U. S. District Attorney. This dispatch was sent on instruc tions issued by the United States attor ney-general, who in turn was ordered to take such action by Secretary of fctate Blame. Marshal Gard hired a launch at about 0 o'clock last evening, went out to the Itata and asked for Captain Manzeum. He was directed to the captain's cabin, and lound him surrounded by a few friends, talking over the situation. In troducing himself, the marshal said: "Captain, I am the United States mar shal for the southern district of Califor nia, and lam under orders to detain your ship for violation of neutrality laws," at the same time drawing from his pocket his commission and hand ing it to the captain to prove his author ity. Mauzeum apparently was expecting some such visit, and took his arrest very cooliy. "I do not want to come in con flict with the United States govern ment," said he, "and am therefore at your service." Marshal Gard, Deputy Collector of Customs Spalding, of San Francisco,who had accompanied the marshal aboard the Itata, and Captain Manzeum, soon after the latter's arrest, left the ship in charge of Deputy Marshal Spencer and came ashore. THE ROBERT AND MINNIE. Marshal Gard did not consider his busi ness in San Diego as finished when he had placed the captain of the Itata under arrest, however, but began immediately to gather all the information he could as to the whereabouts of the mysterious Robert and Minnie, the schooner which is supposed to have arms on board for the Chilean insurgents, and which was repotted to be heading for this port. Be fore leaving Los Angeles the marshal sent a deputy to Catalina island in a tug, with instructions to detain the schooner if she was there, but the bird had flown. The report sent back by the deputy marshal was that she was head ing southeast, and a fishing boat brought the information to this city last night that the schooner had been seen shortly before noon, about ten miles north of the Coronado islands and twenty miles from shore. This infor mation was conveyed to Marshal Gard by a Union reporter, and the marshal immediately began to make preparations to go after her. The tug Tia Juana was chartered, and at midnight last night was lying with steam up at'the ferry wharf to proceed to sea as soon as the marshal could come aboard. THE MYSTIC MAN-OF-WAR. The same boat that brought the in formation about the Robert and Minnie also reported having passed within a mile of a big steamer with a long, low black hull. The name could not be made out, but the steamer was described as being half again as large as the Itata, and as having the appearance of a man of-war. This ship was also sighted from different points in town by various per sons yesterday. She steamed off and on by the mouth of the harbor several times a few miles out at sea, and ap peared to be waiting for some craft to come out. Strange to -say, however, when the Pacific Coast steamship Po mona came into port at 6 o'clock last evening neither the schooner nor the steamer were to be* seen. Captain Hall and the first mate of the Pomona were interviewed by Union re porters last night, but they both said that they had seen nothing. Captain Hall, when the steamer wasdescribed to him, said that he had passed the Pacific Mail steamer City of New York from Panama to San Francisco, about thirty miles south of "'an Pedro, find that she answered the description of the missing boat. But as the latter craft was seen off Point Loma as late as 1 o'clock yes terday afternoon, it could not have been the New York. The fact that the Itata has been tak ing supplies aboard marked "Esmer alda," has given rise to the supposition that it is that steamer which is waiting outside for the departure of the Chilean transport. The Esmerala is one of the finest and largest boats in the Chilean navy, and is now in the hands of the in surgents. MARSHAL OAItD'S TIMELY INTERFERENCE. Before the mishap which happened to Captain Manzeum last evening, it was evidently his intention to sail out of the harbor before daylight. He was careful to give during the day, however, that he was not ready to start, and would remain fn the harbor until today. Captain Manzetim's statements up to date, however, have been strangely at variance with subsequent developments. When first interviewed by a Union re porter on his arrival, he was careful to state that he was here merely on a com mercial errand, and would proceed on up the coast after leaving San Diego. His crew " had not' b>en properly in structed, however, and when questioned all said that their next point of destina tion was Panama. It is apparent that Marshal Gard came just iv time. All day yesterday coal was poured into the Itata as fast as four barges could take it to her. Every port on the ship was thrown open, and all the men that could THURSDAY MORNING, MAY 7, 1891. —TEN PAGES- be hired were put to work on the scows loading the coal into huge buckets, which were hauled up and dumped into the hold. Seven hundred tons of coal had been transferred from the bunkers to the steamer before nightfall, and as the sun went down the small line of smoke which had been floating away from the Itata'a smokestack all day became blacker and blacker, giving a very strong pointer that the ateamer's departure from the hos pitable port of San Diego was not to be long delayed. The supposition is that the place of meeting decided upon between the Itata and Robert and Minnie was one of the Coronado islands. It is known that communications have passed between Captain Ferrall, of the schooner, and some one on board the Itata, and every thing was working nicely until the in terference of the United States authori ties upset all of their well-laid plana. collector berry not idle. Collector of Port Berry was not idle while all of these stirring events were transpiring on the Itata, however. It will be remembered that the customs officers of the port of San Diego received orders from the treasury department to detain the Robert and Minnie about the same time that Marshal Gard was sim ilarly instructed. The collector and his men went out first in a sloop, and the marshal's deputy followed in a tug, but the schooner eluded both and sailed for the south. As in the case of the mar shal, the scene of activity among the customs men was transferred to San Diego. Collector Berry received a dis patch yesterday instructing him to atop the Robert and Minnie if she showed up here. The collector sent a lookout to Point Loma yesterday afternoon to lo cate the schooner, and at the same time got the big tug General McPherson in readiness to start. Resolving later, how ever, to be ou the alert, he went out on the tug McPherson last evening about 7 o'clock, and had not been heard of again at the time of going to press. the itata's IDENTITY, Commenting on the dispatch from New York, stating that the Itata was the property of a South American com pany, and had been seized by the in surgents, the Union says: It has not been known heretofore that the steamer is a captive ship in the hands of the insurgents and Captain Manzeum haa been careful to conceal this fact. The Itata is evidently a very willing captive, for her captain and crew are the same who sailed her when Bhe was in the hands of her owners, the Compagnie Sud Americano Vapor. In fact she now flies that company's flag at tier masthead and her men wear the company's uniform. The news of her aeizure by the in surgents also accountß for her having straight clearance papers. She undoubt edly obtained them before her aeizure and Captain Manzeum has forgotten to explain to the customs officers what has transpired since. Marshal Gard did not leave the harbor till 3:30 o'clock this morning, when, ac companied by Deputy Collector of Cus toms Spalding, of San Francisco, and other assistants, he boarded the tug Tia Juana and started for the outside. RAVENOUS FLAMES. A Destructive Conflagration at Long Island City—Other Fires, Long Island City, May 6.—At a late hour tonight fire broke out in Doncas ter's iron foundry, on Town creek, and soon spread to the lufnber yards of H. F. Burroughs, the Whiting lumber yards and those beyond. Before long five square blocks of lumber yards and other buildings were ablaze. The fire burned to the water's edge, and several vessels had to be towed out. The freight depot of the Long Island railroad has been destroyed, and at 1 o'clock this morning the passenger depot is threatened. An unknown man was drowned in Newton creek while looking at the fire. Fireman McDermott was probably fa tally burned. At 1:30 a. m. Clark & Simpson's feed mills, Whitney's retail lumber yards, Simon's lumber yards aud smaller concerns are a mass of ruinß. All of the Standard oil company's fire tugs, and the entire Long Island City fire department are working. At 2 o'clock the fire had covered nearly seven acres of lumber piles and build ings, and was believed to be under con trol. The loss will be fully $1,000,000. WHEEL shops destroyed. Sidney, Ohio, May 6. —Early this morning the Bhops of the American Wheel company were completely de stroyed by fire. Loss, $100,000; insur ance, less than $00,000. an infirmary burned. Muncie, Ind., May 6. —The county in firmary, five miles east of this city, was totally burned today. No lives were lost. The loss is onlj $8,000. THE PITTSBURG BLAZE. Pittsburg, May 6. — The Seventh street fire burned till a late hour this morning. Over half a million dollars' worth of property was destroyed. ENCROACHING waters. The Rio Grande at Flood Height—A Broken Mississippi Levee. El Paso, Tex., May 6. —The Rio Grande continues to rise. The low part of the city fronting on the river is already under water. About fifty Mexi can families have been compelled to leave their homes, which are under water. It is believed the flood will do great damage to orchards, vineyards and farms in the valley below El Paso. Natchez, Miss., May 6.—The Lake Concordia levee,at Farriday'e, gave way this morning, and the water is rushing through with the greatest velocity. The whole Farriday plantation is submerged. Part of Panola, just above, is under water, and the railroad tracks half a mile in the rear of the crevasse are cov ered with four feet of water, causing the suspension of trains. The Death Roll. Mrs. Catherine Ater, aged 70, a sister of the late General Crook, died at Day ton, 0., Wednesday evening. Llewellyn Williams, well known as one of the proprietors of the Pioneer mills, at Sacramento, and a pioneer, died suddenly of heart failure laßt night. General J: F. R. Marshal died at Ken dall, Mass., Wednesday. He had been manager of the Hampton institute for Indiana. He waa a "forty-niner" and a big sugar plantation holder in the Sand wich Islands'. JAY GOULD'S DANGER. A Crank Deputed to Take His Life, Unless Jay Comes Down With the Cash. A Few Million Dollars Demanded for Charitable Purposes. The Lunatic Taken in Custody by In spector Byrnes—Other Eastern Dispatches. Associated Press Dispatches. New York, May 6.—lnspector Byrnes has arrested a lunatic who expressed his intention of killing Jay Gould unless bought off. His name ia Charles A. Dixon, and he comes from Pueblo, Col. Inspector Byrnes was sent for yesterday and informed by Dr. Munn, Gould's physician, that Dixon had come to him with a letter of introduction from a Pueblo firm. He told Munn he was a of an organization known as "Christ's Followers," and had been made a deputy by the arch council to kill Gould. The purpose of the organ ization, he said, is the equalization of money and property distribution. He was ordered to demand from Gould $1,000,000 down and $5,000,000 in ten years, at the rate of half a million a year, and still another $5,000,000 in the next decade, unless Gould died in the meantime,against which emergency he should provide for setting apart of his entire fortune for education and charita ble purposes, except one million dollars for each member of his family. If Gould did not consent he was to be killed. If neither happened, Dixon himself would catch it. He got the letter of introduction to Munn on the pretext that he was going to New York for medical advice. Since he had been here it had occurred to him that he might fix things for $00,000 down and $200,000 for charity. Munn arranged to have him call again, last night, and Inspector Byrnes and two of his men, after listening to the interview, arrested him. He has been committed to await examination as to his sanity. THE EASTERN COLD SNAP. Much Damage Done to Frnit by Frost and Snow. Columbus, Ohio, May 6. —A dispatch from Lima says early fruits have been greatly damaged, if not killed, by frosts. In the vicinity of Washington court house great damage has been done, and one or two more frosts like last night will settle tbe fruit crop in that vicinity of tbe state. So far as can be learned, no damage was done in the vicinity of T<4dr« F.rie- Pittsburg, May 6. —Reports from the outlying country districts show that lit tle, if any, damage waa done by last night's frost. At Johnstown the ground was covered with snow today, and .the thermometer was below freezing, with some damage to fruit. Snow fell along the Blue mountain peach belt, but not much damage was done. Up the Alle gheny river heavy frosts are reported, and fruit is certainly injured. Raleigh, N. C, May 6. —There was considerable frost last night in this sec tion of the state. Tobacco plants and cotton were injured. Louisville, May 6. —Frost last night did considerable damage in Central Kentucky. Commissioner of Agricul ture Wilson says in a bulletin that peachea and grapes were damaged, and there was some damage to wheat and corn. Wilmington, Del., May 6. —There was a heavy fall of snow in this city and throughout the northern part of the state early this morning, but it at once melted. Fruit, it is feared, has been damaged. LABOR NOTES. Machinists Will Strike for Shorter Hours May 1, 1893. Pittsburg,May o.—At the machinists' convention today the southern element was in power, and by a vote of 89 to 29 it was decided to exclude negroes from the association. A resolution waa also introduced making May T, 1892, the date for a strike for shorter hours. The asso ciation was made international, Canada having asked admission. Columbus, 0., May 6. —A. S. Scott, president of the lowa miners, and Or ganizer Beatty had a conference today with the officers of the United Mine Workers, reaulting in the decision that the strike for eight hours in lowa will be continued, and a demand made for the reinstatement of discharged miners. Scottdale, Pa., May 0. —The funeral of Mahan, the striker shot at Leisenring No. 2, Sunday night, took place this af ternoon, with no disorder. The opera tors report a steady gain in the working force. St. Louis, May 6. —The number of carpenters on the strike list haa been still further reduced by four more bosses conceding the demands of the men. This leaves but 168 men out. An Easy Victory for Schaefer. Chicago, May 6. —The billiard game between Jacob' Schaefer, the world's champion, and Eugene Carter, at Cen tral Music hall tonight, was easily won by Schaefer. The score stood Schaefer, 800, Carter, 481. Though beaten, Carter had the best run, 111, Schaefer's high est being 104. About 2500 people wit nessed the contest. The Delamaters Again Arrested. Meadville, Pa., May 6.— G. 8., G.W., T. A. and Victor Delamater, members of the defunct banking firm, were today brought into court on a warrant sworn to by James McHugh, a depositor. They waived hearing, and were admitted to bail in $300 each. A Heavy Failure. London, May 6.—lt is reported that a leading house in the China trade has failed with liabilities of £200,000. A suit with an artistic cut and fit, first-class workmanship and linings,can be had at H. A. Getz, 125 W. Third at. *"— ' - AlSiS— r»r«in A HOME RUN^— ANOTHER MAN MADE HAPPY. That is what we are doing every day, making people happy. Here you see a man hurrying home to show his loving spouse his handsome new suit. It pleases him, and it surely will please her. For every woman likes to see her husband neatly dressed. In spite of the very large stock placed on sale by us during February, March and April, the month of May still finds us receiving large invoices. Yesterday we received 350 pairs of pants and a large invoice of Boys' and Children's Suits. As the season is advanced now with the wholesalers, our New York buyer was enabled to buy these goods 20 per cent under price. They will be . c :c accordingly. Cor. Spring and Temple Street*. JACOBY BROS.' Philadelphia -:- Shoe -:- House! 128 and 130 B. Spring St CHANGE - OF - LOCATION! liTTjporteint Notice ! THE PHILADELPHIA SHOE HOUSE WILL REMOVE MAY Ist TO 215 NORTH SPRING STREET, Three Doors North of the City of Paris, INSTEAD OF 309 NORTH MAIN STREET. Don't Forget Our Great Removal Sale! 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