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-rifled columns of Tin Herald, 3d Page; advertlse menti mere only cost Five Cents » line. VOL. 36.—N0. 26. THE ITATA HANDICAP Can the Insurgent Ship Elude Her Pursuer? The Charleston Sighted Below Ensenada. Nothing Seen or Heard Thus Far of the Runaway. The Chase Expected to Terminate at Acapnleo—Some Interesting Developments. Associated Press Dispatches. San Diego, May 12.—Passengers on the steamer Crescent City from Cedros Islands said, when about ten miles be low Ensenada last night, the cruiser Charleston was sighted far out to sea. As soon as the officers on the war ship caught sight of the Crescent City, they changed their course and made straight for her. As soon as the cruiser ap proached, the Crescent City raised the American flag and saluted. The Charles ton immediately turned at right an gles and steamed away to the southeast, and soon disappeared beyond the hori zon. The Crescent City's officers report seeing nothing of the Itata. sailing under difficulty. City of Mexico, May 12.—The Chilean steamer Itata is sailing under difficulty, and the United States war ship is gain ing on her. It is expected that the two will reach Acapulco within a few hours of each other. Mexico's neutrality. Foreign Minister Mariscal says all the necessary steps have been taken so that when the Itata reaches any Mexican port she will not be allowed to land. The government, the minister says, is resolved to observe strictly its treaty ob ligations with Chile, and not harbor the insurgents. SURFACE INDICATIONS. News From Both Vessels May be Ex pected Soon. Washington, May 12. —Up to the close of business hours no news was received at the navy department of the Charles ton. The Itata started from San Diego last Wednesday evening, six days ago. If pushed to the highest speed she must be nearly out of coal. She must put in to port somewhere to replenish her bunkers. The Charleston is also prob ably nearly out of coal, and news from one or the other of the vessels may be expected very soon. THE STATE DEI'AKTMkKT's AGITATION. Some comment has been caused among the state department people by the telegraphed statement that the Chilean insurgent cruiser Esmeralda is now at Acapulco. The fact that her presence in that port is tolerated is regarded here by some officers as a quasi recognition by the Mexican gov ernment of the insurgents as belliger ents. If this recognition should take a formal shape, it might have important results for the insurgents, for under the neutrality laws, their vessels could find an asylum in Mexican ports. THE NAVY'S EQUANIMITY. So far as surface indications reveal the real state ot affairs, the navy appears to be less agitated than any other depart ment over the escape of the Itata. Sec retary Tracy left Washington last night for Binghampton, N. V., to look after some private business, and Commodore Ramsey was left in charge. The com modore was uncommunicative today, as usual, and stated briefly that he had nothing to say about the Itata or the Charleston. TRACY TALKS. The Charleston Will Bring the Itata Back at All Hazards. Binghampton, N. V., May 12.—Secre tary Tracy is in this city. In an inter view with a reporter tonight he talked about the Itata incident. Ue scouted the idea that the Charles ton was inferior to the Esmeralda. He said it was true that the Esmeralda carried two nine-inch guns, while the Charleston's heaviejt guns were only eight inches, but the latter had a larger number of six-inch guns, while her armor was four ' inches thick and the Esmeralda's only one and one-half inches. The Charleston was accordingly fully able to cope with the Esmeralda, as were the two other United States cruisers now in the Pa cific. The secretary stated definitely that the Charleston has orders to capture the Itata wherever she may be found upon the high seas.. He did not anticipate a fight, but in case of resistance the United Statas cruiser would carry out her orders at all hazards. He was not at liberty to state the ex act text of the cipher dispatch Bent to the Charleston, neither would he say definitely if the cruiser San Francisco, now in Chilean waters, had been ordered to intercept the Itata. THE ITATA'S DANGER, If She Futs Into Acapulco the Mexican Government Will Seize Her San Francisco, May 12.—The Call tonight interviewed Consul-General A. K. Coney, stationed in this port, in re gard to the action of the Mexican author ities if the Itata put into Acapulco. "Of course," said Coney, the Charles ton can only blockade her while in a Mexican port, but the Mexican officers may themselves seize her. She has no clearance papers that I know of; cer tainly none from me, and that fact would lead to her detention and the infliction of a penalty. Then she is reported to have arms aboard, and as a special permit is re quired before such merchandise can be brought into the country, I have no doubt she will be seized on that ground. The result of such a seizure would be .the institution of condemnation proceed ings ; but after that there is no saying V>w the incident would terminate. It \uld, no doubt, become an interna LOS ANGELES HERALD. tional affair, and would be settled, of course, by representatives of the inter ested governments." A KNOTTY QUESTION. "Do you think your government, after seizins the Itata, would turn her over to the Charleston, as an act of friendship to the United States?" "Well, no," said the consul laughing, "Mexico is very friendly to this govern ment, but she is also very friendly to the established government of Chile, and would do no act as a matter of friend ship for one, which would inflict a wrong upon another. She is very conservative, too, and is not likely to "establish precedents which might afterward involve her in interminable trouble. The whole matter of the Itata's character is still a matter of con jecture, and until her character is clearly ascertained by the proper legal inquiry, nothing will be done to curtail her rights. If, however, the suspicions which her actions have raised are veri fied, she will surely be con demned. I imagine she would in that case be looked upon as a pirati cal craft. Whether or not Mexico would then consider the fact that she had escaped from the custody of the United States I cannot say. It is a knotty question, and the diplomats will have to settle it between them." TRUMBULL ARRESTED. The Insurgents' Agent at San Francisco Taken in Custody. San Francisco, May 12. — Ricardo Trumbull, member of the Chilean con gress and a partisan of the insurgent party, was arrested last night by the United States marshal, for violating the neutrality laws in connection with the shipment of arms and munitions of war on the schooner Robert and Min nie, and on the steamer Itata. His bail was fixed at $15,000, and was furnished with John and Adolph Spreckels as sureties. Trumbull was arrested on board an Oakland ferry boat, and was on his way to Washington to confer, it is reported, with the Chilean consul. He was at once taken to United States Marshal hong's office, in this city, and made ac quainted with the charges against him. After his release he stated that he had expected to be arrested, but made no attempt at concealment. "I don't wotry about this, at all," said the senator. "It is a mere formali ty and means nothing." "Will you make a fight against-the charges?" was asked. "A vigorous one, depend on that. Still, as I say, it amounts to nothing. I have been shadowed for several days, and this event was deemed a foregone conclusion by my friends. I am an at torney myself, and have studied the neutrality laws. There is nothing in them by which I can be held. The government, of which I have the honor to be a high officer, respects the United States, and would break none of its laws intentionally. We feel that we are in the right in what has been done, and would not do differently if we had it to do over again." "What have you to say about the action of the Itata?" "Nothing; bat I might add that there is a precedent for the action, in the case of the steamer Scandinavia, which put out of the Mexican port of Santa Rosalia with a Mexican marshal aboard." "Is the Esmerala acting as the convoy of the Itata?" "That I do not know." Trumbull asserted that if the Esmer alda were acting as a convoy, under no circumstances would she fire on the Charleston. MORE MUNITIONS OF WAR. More Than One Vessel Chartered to Con vey Arms to the Chileans. San Francisco, May 12.—1t is now stated that the schooner Robert and Minnie is.not the only vessel that was chartered to convey arms and ammuni tion to the Chilean insurgents, but that the other vessels chartered are now un willing to ship contraband goods, or have put into Oakland creek on the other side of San Francisco bay, until it is demonstrated whether such cargoes could safely be taken out. The United States district attorney has definitely ascertained the roads over which the large quantity of guns and ammunition which formed the cargo of the Robert and Minuie came into the state, and it is claimed the federal authorities will endeavor to com pel the railway officials to disclose the quantity delivered, and those • now known to be on the road. It is further stated that a few days before the cartridges were bought in the east, a Chilean agent called at the office of the local agent of the United States Cartridge company, and made inquiries as to the ability to procure three million cartridges of forty-three calibre, inside of three weeks. 'The district attorney has had a consultation with the Chilean consul, and steps will be taken to seize the guns and ammunition understood to be on the way from the east. COULDN'T BE DIVORCED. A Spltualistie Marriage Not Annulled Because It Was Not Valid. Boston, May 12.—The divorce case of Wm. F. Peck, a spiritualistic lecturer, versus Sarah G. Peck, better known to the spiritualistic world as Mrs. H. S. Lake, was decided by Judge Staples in the superior court, today. Thecontractof marriage was a formal written agreement to live together until the union should become disagreeable or undesirable to either party. The same was signed in the presence of two witnesses, and ex ecuted in Portland, Oregon. October 5, 1877. The judge ruleß that the mar riage was not a valid one, and orders the case dismissed. An appeal has been taken to the supreme court. BLAINE'S LATEST. What Is Premier Rudlal Going to Do About It? Rome, May 12.—Quintieri has given notice of an interpellation regarding Premier Rudini's intentions in view of Blame's latest communication. O. W. Child*' Birthday. Philadelphia, May 12.—The sixty third birthday of George W. Cbilds was celebrated tonight by the Typographical union by a banauet. Among the letters read was one from Secretary Blame. Cablegrams were received by Mr. Childs throughout the day, from Eng land. France, Germany, and telegrams from all parts of the union. WEDNESDAY MORNING. MAY 13, 1891.—TEN PAGES- ATTACKED BY A JAP. The Czarowitch'B Rough Ex perience in Japan. A Fanatic Policeman Strikes Him With a Sword. His Wouud Is Not Serious But It Was a Close Call. The Russian Crown Prince Owes His Life to the Gallantry of Prince George of Greece. • Associated Press Dispatches. Berlin, May 12. —A dispatch received here irom Tokio, the capital of Japan, announces an attempt made upon the life of the czarowitoh, but that the im perial traveler, though seriously wounded, is considered in no danger of dying. The czarowitch was suddenly attacked by a Jap with a sharp sword. Before the Jap could be overpowered, he inflicted several severe cuts on the Russian prince, who defended himself vigorously. No cause is known for the attack. ' Washington, May 12.—The Japanese legation has received a dispatch about the recent attempt upon the life of the czarowitch, which states that the prince was wounded in the head by a fanatic. The attack was made at a place about twelve miles from Kioto. Yokohama, May 12.—According to advices received here in regard to the murderous attack made on the czaro witch, the wounds are of a more severs nature than at first supposed. Full particulars as to the affair are anxiously expected here. The utmost regret at the occurrence is expressed in govern ment and diplomatic circles. London, May 12. —A dispatch from Japan confirms the reported attempt made on the life of the czarowitch yester day. It says it occurred at Niota, or Saimo, the former capital <>( Japan, about 250 miles southwest of Tokio. A dispatch from Shanghai says: The czarowitch had gone to a picturesque resort known as Otsu, on Lake Biwau mi, six miles from Kioto. There a na tive policeman, named Tsuda Sanzo, struck the czarowitch on the head with a sword, with intent to murder him, but owing to the toughness and thickness of the czarowitch's sun helmet, the wound inflicted was not serious. It is believed the culprit is insane, or brooding over fancied wrongs, was tempted to commit the deed by the presence of the illus trious guest. The emperor and min isters hurried to Kioto to express, con cern and sympathy. A dispatch from St. Petersburg says the official account confirms the prev ious reports about an attack on the czarowitch. The latter has telegraphed his father that his wound is not serious. When bis assailant raised his weapon for a second blow, Prince George of Greece floored him with a walking stick. AN UNHEALTHY HOUSE. Capt. Verney Formally Expelled from the Commons. London, May 12.—Captain Verney, member from North Buckinghamshire, who was convicted on his own confes sion of conspiracy to procure a girl for immoral purposes, was expelled from the commons today. After the formal expulsion of Captain Verney, the papers in the De Cobain case were called for. Caldwell (Liberal) then Complained of the sanitary condi tion of the Louse. Caldwell called at tention to the fact that a num ber of» members were suffering from influenza, and said it was probable that they owed their sickness to the multitudes of microbes pervading the houte of parliament. Plunket said he had given orders to have every room in both houses fumigated during the Whitsuntide holiday. The crown lawyers having decided that William Henry Smith, first lord of the treasury, must submit to re-election as a member of parliament, on account of his appointment as warden of the Cinque ports, Smith has acted upon their decision and has been returned without opposition. CABLE FLASHES. Gladstone is suffering from a mild form of influenza. In the Liege district large numbers of strikers are returning to work. Influenza continues to prevail at an alarming extent in Liverpool and Shef field. The upper house of the Prussian diet has passed the income tax bill approved by the lower house. The British war ship Thunderer has been detained at Gibraltar, owing to numerous cases of disease among her officers and crew. The British minister at Santiago, Chile, has obtained unconditional clear ance for British and other foreign mer chantmen, bound for foreign ports. • Michael Davitt and wife sailed from Queenstown Monday for New York. Davitt intends to go to California. He will go to Winnipeg for a time, and will go thence to Idaho, and later to San Francisco. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the London Times learns that cordial relations continue between the Roths childs and the Russian finance min ister, and that the government does not intend to make reprisals. Parnell Losing Ground. New York, May 12. —John Barry, M. P., who, with the late Isaac Butt, was the founder of the home rule confeder ation in Great Britain, in an interview to-day stated that Parnell's action had left the tenants at the mercy of the land lords. If the latter force the tenants to unconditional surrender, home rule will be greatly endangered. "Is Parnell gaining ground in Ire land?" "No; on the contrary he is losing ground every day." Spain's Tariff Treaties. Madrid, May 12.—Several nations have notified Spain of their readiness to negotiate for the renewal of their com mercial treaty with her. The Spanish government replied that they must wait for the report of the royal commission, which is compiling a protective tariff, whereon all negotiations must be based. Spain makes known that she will insist on her colonies being excluded from any future treaties with European powers. THE PRESIDENT'S PROGRESS. ■ A Gorgeous Reception at Denver —Ne- braska Entered Last Night. Denver, May 12.—A great throng of people welcomed the president this morning with shouts of welcome. The city was beautifully decorated, and when the train rolled in, a national salute was fired. Senators Wolcott and Teller were the first to welcome the president; then came the governor of Colorado. The party quickly entered carriages and the procession started. It consisted of United States troops, the Colorado national guard, high school cadets and civic organizations. The pro cession traversed the principal streets of the city. Around the high school, where speech-making occurred, were massed row after row of children and many ladies. As the president passed, the little folks strewed flowers in his path, and raised a shout which was kept up for some time. The president made a brief speech to the children, after which the procession made its way to the Hotel Metropole, where a ban quet had been prepared. Afterwards the procession reformed and proceeded to a stand at Lincoln avenue, where a vast audience listened to speech-making. The president made a brief address, in which he referred to the marvelous development of Colorado, etc., touched briefly on the subject of irrigation, and expressed the satisfaction and sur prise with which he bad wit nessed the magnificent commercial de velopments made in Denver. He did not think any city so young can claim so high a place. He also addressed himself briefly to theG. A. R. comrades, and thanked the citizens heartily for the demonstration, which he accepted as a spontaneous tribute to American free institutions. While the speaking was going on, the ladies of the party. were entertained at Mrs. Governor Routt's, where a reception was held. Akbon, Colo., May 12.—The president and party passed through Akron, Colo., over the Burlington road at 9:15 to night. They are accompanied by George Colby, commander of the Nebraska, state guard, and Colonel Griffith, U.S.A., who brought a message of welcome to the state of Nebraska, to the presi dent from Governor Thayer, and re ported for duty as special aides. The president accepted their services and said incidentally that he should recog nize Governor Thayer as the chief exec utive of the state. Colorado Springs, Colo., May 12.— At the reception given President Har rison last night at the Antlers hotel, this city, a portion of a porch, thronged With people, gave way, precipitating I about thirty men and women into the area below. A scene of great confusion ensued, but all were soon rescued, and no one was found to be badly injured. Consul Carte's Recall. New Orleans, May 12.—Consul Corte has received a dispatch from Rome in structing him to return home and in form the government of the facts con cerning the recent uprising. Corte says he will return as soon as his government has obtained all the desired information. This even ing the grand jury replied to his recent letter, saying: "We find the tenor of your communication is not consistent with the official dignity of this body, and we are therefore constrained to re turn the document without lurthercom ment." Ticket-Punchers in Convention. St. Louis, May 12.—The twenty-third annual convention of the national order of railway conductors, met here to-day.. A reception was held this morning, at which all the vis'ting delegates and their ladies, about 300 in number, were present. Addresses of welcome were made by the governor and other prom inent men of the state and the city. The business meeting commenced at 1 o'clock. The Surplus Creeping Up. Washington, May 12. —The surplus in the treasury is gradually creeping up, and at the close of business to day the net surplus was $15,000, --000. The treasury officials say there is no doubt that it will increase by June Ist to an amount sufficient to meet the pension draft of $30,000,000, without the necessity of withdrawing the government deposits from the nat ional bank depositaries. Republicanism Growing in Spain. Madrid, May 12. —Total returns from the elections for municipal councillors held throughout Spain on Sunday last show that 2753 Monarchists, 854 Repub licans, 160 Independents, 3 Carlists and 4 Socialists were chosen. The elections resulted in a Republican victory in over forty leading cities, including Madrid. A Bursted Boiler. St. Louis, May 12. —The bursting of a boiler on the tow steamer My Choice, near Cairo, last night, resulted in the drowning of three men and the terrible scalding of three others. The killed are Dick Bleseuger, James Lawrence and John Arnold, the latter colored. Given Up for Lout. 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