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glued column* ol TBI Herald, 3d Page; advertise ment! there only coat Five Cents a lino. VOL. 36.—N0. 24. AN AIR OF SECRECY Assumed by the Astute Naval Authorities. An Attempt to Shroud the Itata Affair in Mystery. The Pacific Squadron Acting: on Se cret Instructions. The Charleston Reported Off San Pedro on Her Way South ln Chase of the Pirate Craft Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, May 10.—While there are no new developments regarding the reported issuance of orders to the cruiser Charleston and the men-of-war compos ing the South Pacific squadron togo after and seize the insurgent vessel Itata.which ia now supposed to be on ber way to Chile with arms, taken from the schooner Robert and Minnie, it is be lieved orders have been sent to Admiral Brown, commanding the Pacific station, and to Admiral Met aim, commanding the shipa of the South Pacific station, to capture the Itata by force, if necessary, and take her to the first American port. AN AIB OF SBCBBCV. The greatest air of secrecy surrounds tho affair, and tonight it is utterly im possible to learn that any orders of any nature regarding the Itata have been issued by the navy department, or that any will be issued. Secretary Tracy left the city yesterday on the Dispatch, in company with Com modore Folger, to inspect the newnaval- E roving ground down the Potomac, and as not returned. At his house it was said that he had probably continued his trip to Fortress Monroe, or gone down the Chesapeake to stay over Sunday. He left word that he would not return until noOn tomorrow. Commodore Ramsey, chief of the bureau of navigation, and who issues all orders directing the movements of the ships of the navy, was seen tonight, but declined to say anything on the subject. There is the strongest reason for be lieving that those orders were issued yesterday before Secretary Tracy left the department, and that the Charleston is now on her way south after the Jtata. the Charleston's gun tests. Commodore Ramsey said tonight that he received an unofficial dispatch from San 'Francisco, saying that the Charleston had gone to sea to test her guns, but bad not returned, as had been stated. Orders wore issued sometime ago by the navy department for the Charleston to go to sea for the purpose of giving her eight-inch rifles a trial in firing while the ship executed certain maneuvers, but whether the orders were further supplemented by sealed orders or not, could not be learned. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Soley has been absent from the department since Thursday, and when seen tonight, he also declined to say anything that would throw any light whatever on the subject. Soley said he was not fully in formed as to what had transpired at the department during his absence, and was not in a position to say anything in the absence of the secretary, who would return tomorrow. He also de clined to affirm or deny that any orders had been issued by the department in consequence of the sudden departure of the Itata. Naval officers in Washington, who are familiar with the coast of Lower Cal ifornia, say it is likely the schooner Robert and Minnie may have deposited the rifles intended for the .Chileans on some one of the small outlying islands near the coast, and that the Itata pro cured them there, instead of taking chances uf, sighting the schooner at sea, as this was the most practicable scheme, and, moreover, would not tend to sus picion by the United States authorities, as would be the case should the schooner be seen lying off the coast. THIS ITATA'S HISTORY. The Itata ia an iron screw-propeller Bhip, of 200 tons, and built in England in 1873. She has compound engines of antiquated make, and is not capable, probably, of steaming more than nine or ten knots an hour. She was formerly owned and operated by the Chilean Navigation company, and l>ow she came into the hands of the insurgents is not known here, unless she was seized by them at the beginning of the insurrec tion. The United States vessels in Chilean waters are the Baltimore and the flag ship Pensacola, with Rear-Admiral Mc- Cann in command. The San Francisco when last heard from had left Peru, and will likely join the Baltimore and Pensa cola early this week. With the Charles • ton, the admiral will have under his command three of the finest ships of the new navy, besides the Pensacola, which is the best of the wooden class in the service. With these four ships, it is not anticipated that much opposition would be met with, should the United States see fit to capture the Itata, even should she be reinforced by the beßt ships of the insurgents. THE CHARLESTON'S ORDERS. it I* Believed That She Is on the Track of the Itata. San Francisco, May 10.—The Exam iner states that when the Charleston sailed Saturday morning it was under sealed orders. A cipher dispatch was received by Captain Renny at midnight Friday. It took over three hours to translate the dispatch,'and at 4 o'clock in the morning all visitors were ordered ashore, and the Charleston hastily put to sea. The Charleston is provisioned and coaled for a long cruise, and instead of going outside to try her guns, as was the general supposition at first, it is stated that she has gone in pursuit of the Chilean steamer Itata, with orders to capture her. If the Charleston does not catch her, her orders are to keep on until Admiral Brown is encountered in the Chilean waters. The transfer of the arms and ammu nition from the Robert and Minnie to the Itata was not completed until Friday ■ afternoon, so that the insurgent vessel LOS ANGELES HERALD. has a start of thirty-six hours and 500 miles. The Charleston has not yet returned to this port, as she would have done by this time if she had gone out side simply for target practice. AT SAN FIDBO. The Omaha In Port—The Charleston Not Sighted Yet. San Pbdbo, May 10.—All on board the Robert and Minnie are under arrest. They have delivered their cargo, but de cline to say anything whatever about the Itata. Nothing has been seen here of the Charleston, yet the warship Omaha arrived outside at 5:40 p.m. • TUB CHARLESTON ARRIVED. San Pbdbo, May 11, 1 a.m.—A large steamer from the north, supposed to be the Charleston, has arrived. A TEKKI ■< I.X SMASH-VP. Pour Tramps and 300 Head of Cattle Killed in a Railroad Disaster. Trinidad, Colo., May 10. —A Santa Fe freight train of twenty care, loaded with cattle, started down Raton mountain, near here, last night, but became an manageable, the air brakes failing to work. While turning a sharp curve the engine and tender broke away from the train, and sixteen cars wajnt over a 20 --foot embankment, demolishing the cars and killing 360 head of cattle. Brake man Kearney was slightly hurt. Four tramps, stealing a ride, are reported killed. Damaged by Fire. New York, May 10.—The stock of k Francia H. Leggett & Co., wholesale grocers, occupying a nine-story build ing, was damaged this afternoon by fire to the amount of $400,000. Their in surance is $500,000. The loss on the building is $30,000. CONFIDENT OF VICTORY. THE CHILEAN INSURGENTS SAN GUINE OF SUCCESS. Financial Assistance Promised Them in Paris — Balmaoeda's Rssources Ex hausted—His Surrender Inevitable. Paris, May 10.—The Chilean congres sional leaders deny that the failure of peace negotiations are due to the de mands of the congressional party. Their advices state that President Balmaceda after offering to treat, changed his mind upon hearing of the sinking of the war ship Blanco, and made the publicity given to the proposals of the congres sional party an excuse lor rupturing the negotiations. The leaders of the anti-government party say their losses on the sea will not affect their final vic tory. The congressional party, accord ing to the same authority, possess an organize! army which is about to march upon Santiago. B*eir if the troops be confined to threatening inaction, Bat-; maceda must surrender within three months, because of the collapse of his resources. The $15,000,000 reserve which he held prior to the insurrection, is exhausted and he has no resources of revenue. Fifty steamers at Valparaiso, laden with coal, which were detained by order of Balmaceda, have now been re leased under pressure from foreign pow ers and are about to trade at ports held by the congressional party. These ves sels will load with nitrates, the duty on which will bring the insurgents a large sura. Although Godoy failed to raise a loan in Europe, the agent of the con gressional party has been promised as sistance here. Valparaiso, May 10.—Secret societies exercise complete terrorism here. The futile attempts on the life of Vienna, candidate for the presidency, are at tributed to them. THE KANSAS CHINCH BUGS. An Attempt to Eradicate Them by Con- taglous Disease. Kansas City, May 10.—A letter to Secretary Mohler, of the state board of agriculture, from Chancellor Snow, of the state university of Kansas, concern ing his conclusions regarding the pres ent wheat pests, has just been made public. The chancellor says: "The present spring has been particularly un favorable for the health of chinch bugs, but still in twenty counties in the southeastern part of the state, the chinch bug is out in full force. In other counties the pest is not so numerous. The bugs now in the fields are the remnant of last fall's broods. The females have been laying their eggs, and the young will soon be hatched. The eggs are very susceptible to influence by climatic conditions, and if we should have heavy rains between now and May 20th, the crop of young bugs would be much ensmalled." . Continuing, the report says: "Active measures must be resorted to, to keep the pests down. Much hope is placed in the outcome of the workings of the 'new remedy,' namely an attempt to spread artificially a contagious disease among the bugs. Experiments early in the spring in the laboratory indicate activity of the contagion, and if the co operation of the farmers, by sending in large numbers of live, healthy chinch bugs, may be relied on, the station will be prepared to scatter infected bugs all over the state." Several reports showing the presence of the liessiij-i fly have been received, but no serious apprehension is felt. Dispatches from all over Kansas state that the cold rains, which Chancellor Snow in his report on wheat pests Baid would rid the fields of chinch bugs, fell today. The storm came evidently from the north, and the thermometer dropped to 40 degrees. .MINIMI Kit SWIFT'S FUNERAL. The Last Sad Rites Performed by His Masonic Brethren. San Francisco, May 10.—Funeral services over the remains of the late John F. Swift, United States minister to Japan, were held at Trinity church this afternoon. The services were con ducted by Rev. J. Sanders Reed, and were attended by army and navy offi cers, regents of the State university, the governor's staff and Masonic lodges. After the reading of the funeral services of the Episcopal church, the remains were escorted to the Masonic cemetery by the Second brigade, N. G. C, where they were turned over to the members of California lodge, F. and A. M,, who conducted the burial service. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1891. MUCH NEEDED RAIN Partially Checks the Forest Fires in Michigan. The Flames Still Eaging in Other Sections. Many Farm Buildings, Mills and Villages Consumed. Millions of Feet of Lumber and Growing Timber Burned in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Associated Press Dispatches. Marquette, Mich., May 10. —The lain of Saturday practically extinguished all the fires south of Portage lake in the upper peninsula. In Houghton county the fire ran through large tracks of pine today, burning out several logging camps. Several hundred cords of wood and part of a railway trestle near Osceola stamp mills, were destroyed. All the fires in Houghton county are reported out tonight. a dry section. Manistee, Mich., May 10. —There has been no rain in this section since the snow disappeared, and indications now are that the results from forest fires will be as disastrous as in 1870. This city is nearly surrounded by fire, and houses, lumber and mills to the south have been burned. Fires prevail all along the line of the M. and N. E. railroad, and serious losses have been sustained by farmers and lumbermen. a panic-stricken village. Grand Rapids, Mich., May 10.—On Saturday the people of Deer Lake were panic-stricken by the near approach of flames from the burning forests', and f parties from this city, interested in the umber business there, sent a special train with a fire engine to tender assistance. Upon arriving this morning, they found the danger averted by a change of the wind, al though the inhabitants of that little village in the woods had a narrow escape. All the telegraph offices in the smaller towns being closed, it is im possible to get reports of the damage, but in this city copious rains were fall ing nearly all day, and it is hoped they reached the sufferers in the north. THE FIRE'S RAVAGES INCREASING. Detroit, May 10. —The ravages by the forest fires are increasing. Foxville has been entirely wiped out. Last night eight houses and the railroad buildings were destroyed. To the west of Boyne Falls a number of houses and barns and a large amount of valuable timber hafl been destroyed. Squire's sawmill at Fremont, together with lumber, shin gles, etc., in the yards, fell a prey to the flames. 'At Otia five houses, six barns and a lot of pine and hardwood lumber, shingles and logs were burned. A dispatch from East Jordan, Mich., says Charleroi county seems to be all on fire. Fiiteen or twenty houses and as many barns were! de stroyed last night. The lofb is very heavy. The smoke is intense. Fifteeeu houses and barns at Little Junction are a total loss. In Bitelly seven houses and a large amount of lumber has been destroyed. Some peo ple lost all they had. The fires are still raging. FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA. Clearfield, Pa., May 10. —A large por tion of this county is being swept by forest fires. The loss to lumbermen ia heavy. Hundreds of cords of bark, fences, etc. have been destroyed. The town of Cuminsville, with a population of 2000, is threatened. Philadelphia, MajHO. —A special from Keating summit Bays one of the largest forest fires known for many years is raging south and west of Austin. The fire has been burning since yesterday noon. It is estimated that 30,000,000 feet of logs and 10,000 cords of bark have been destroyed, besides ten miles of tram railway. IN THE OIL FIELDS. Bradford, Pa., May 10.—A special, from Kane, Pa., says: Since 3 o'clock this afternoon a destructive forest fire has been eating its way through the Kane oil fields, destroying the best part of the northern half of the producing territory» Schofield & Koester's prop erty has been entirely consumed. Stett heimer & Co., on the Brown lease, lose sixteen rigs. Two-thirds oi the J. B. Cappeau lease, owned by Preston and others, is in ashes. Another furious firs is advancing on the Porter pump sta tion from the south, north and west. Hundreds of men in different parts of the field are fighting fire. The village of West Kane is threatened with destruc tion. IN NEW JERSEY. Millville, N. J., May 10.—Disastrous foreßt fires were' raging in Cape May county today. The fire burned over three miles in one direction and four miles in another. Petersburg was com pletely surrounded by flames yesterday. Clearing; House Statement. Boston, May 10. —Following is the clearing house statement for the past week: Pr. Ct. Pr. Ct. City. Amount. Decrease. Iner'se New York $752,735,000 8.7 Boston 98,972,000 9.5 . ... Chicago 104,932,(100 18.2 9.8 Philadelphia... 60,003,000 1.4 St. Louis 22,745,000 7.0 San Francisco.. 18.380,000 .. . 10.4 Baltimore 12,961,000 8.5 New Orleans... 9,671.000 11.9 Cincinnati. 12,947,000 9.6 Pittsburg 14,124,000 5.5 . Minneapolis... 11,039,000 9.5 Galveston 4,955,000 ... 339.4 Omaha 4,156,000 32.6 Denver 5,578,000 1.8 St. Paul 4 831,000 . . 1.5 Portland, Ore... 1,876,000 10.6 Salt Lake 1,542,000 .... 110 Seattle 970,910 .... 14 8 Tacoma 980,597 21.1 Los Angeles.... 936,794 45,6 Total for the leading cities United States, and Canada, $1,253,318,349. Lie crease, 4.0 per cent., as compared with the same week a year ago. ———, The Dalton Boys. Topkka, Kan., May 10.—The amount secured by the train, robbers at Wharton last night, is given out by the Santa Fe officials as $500. A large force of United States deputy marshals organized at (jut'trie and started in pursuit of the 'robbers. There seems to be no doubt that the bandits are the notorious Hal ton boys. • A BLOODY FEUD. Three Fatal Shooting Affrays Resulting* from One Cause. Benton, 111., May 10.—John Martin last evening met W. H. Williams and wife on the street and opened fire oh them. Mrs. Williams waß fatally wound ed. Williams dismounted, wrenched the revolver from Martin and turned it upon him, but it failed to explode. Williams then pulled a pocket-knife, in flicting a wound upon Martin that will cause his death. This is the third shoot ing affray that resulted directly from the Williams-Martin feud. Arrests ln Belgium. Brussels, May 10. —Many arrests have been made for intimidation in Liege and Charleroi, and domiciliary searches have resulted in the discovery of a quantity of explosives. Gendarmes arrested three men at Oughree forest, near Liege, today, while they were busy charging a bomb with dynamite. Baseball Record. Following are the results of yester day's baseball games: At San Francisco —First game: San Francisco, 5; Oakland, 8. Second game: San Francisco, 18; Oakland, 0. At San Jose—First game: Sacramento, 0; San Jose, 4. Second game: San Jose, 25; Sacramento, 1. Strikers Resting. Scottdalk, Pa., May 10. —Today was a day of rest for the strikers. If it were not for a few mass-meetings, and the presence of armed guards, one would hardly believe that a mammoth strike was in progress. SABBATH REST BROKEN. THE PRESIDENT DEPARTS FROM HIS PIOUS CUSTOM. Unable to Pass a Quiet Sunday in Colo rado He Dispenses Second-T*erm Taffy at a Public Mass Meeting. Glenwood Springs, Colo., May 10. — The train bearing the presidential party arrived here at 4 o'olock this morning. About 8 o'clock a committee from Denver, including Governor Routt, ex- Senator Hill, Mayor Rogers and others, waited on the presidential party and as sured tbem of a cordial welcome at Den ver. There were no formalities. Soon afterward the visitors were wel comed formally by Mayor Rogers of Glenwood Springs and a com mittee, and escorted in carriages to the Glenwood hotel, where breakfast was partaken of., The president, Post master General Wanamakea and Mrs. McKee afterwards attended divine ser vice at the First Presbyterian church. During the afternoon the president re ceived delegations from Leadville, Aspen, Colorado Springs and elsewhere. The delegation from Aspen presented him an elegant souvenir, a beautiful plush case, containing in letters of sterling wire silver the words: "Free coinage; Aspen silver, Colorado honest money." A children's mass meeting was held at the opera house this afternoon in honor of the visitors, and it was attended by an immense crowd. The president and the postmaster general made short addresses. In his speech the president said he had come to Glenwood Springs for rest, but he felt he could not deny himself the pleasure ol greeting the large body of friends before him. Our government was in stituted by wise men—men of broad views. It was based on the idea of the equal rights of men. It absolutely re jects the idea of class distinction, and insists that men should be judged by their behavior; that is a good rule. Those who are law-abiding and well disposed—those who pursue their voca tions lawfully and with respect to the rights of others — are true American citizens. "I am glad to know," continued the president, "that the love of our institu tions is bo deeply embedded in your hearts. It has been a most delightful and cheering thing to me that the starry banner—the same old flag that was carried amid the smoke of battle—is in the hands of such children." In conclusion, the president said: "Men should have one free day in which to think of their families, of themselves, and of the things that are not material, but are spiritual. I desire to express my sincere, earnest and hearty thanks to you all for your kindness, giving you in return simply a pledge that I will in all things keep in mind what seems to me to be the true interests of our people. I have no thought of sections; I have no thought upon any of these great public questions that does not embrace the rights and interests of all our people and all our states. I believe we shall find a com mon interest and safe grouud upon all these great questions, and by moderat ing our own views and making reason able and just concessions, we shall find them all settled wisely and in the in terests of the people." After consultation with the railroad officials it was decided to take the party to a quieter spot, and accordingly at 6 o'clock the train left for Gypsum, twenty-four miles from here, where it was side-tracked. It will leave for Leadville at 2 o'clock tomorrow morn ing. Collector Downing; Dead. San Pedeo, Cal., May 10. —Major P. H. Dow.iing, collector of this port, died early this morning. The major lived at Wilmington many years, and was highly esteemed by his many friends. France Should Recruit. 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