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THE ITATA HANDICAP
Can the Insurgent Ship
Elude Her Pursuer?
The Charleston Sighted Below
Nothing Seen or Heard Thus Far of
The Chase Expected to Terminate at
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.
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
News From Both Vessels May be Ex
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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.
What Is Premier Rudlal Going to Do
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
' 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
AN UNHEALTHY HOUSE.
Capt. Verney Formally Expelled from
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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.
Traverse City, Mich., May 12.—The
schooner Kimball is six days overdue at
Northport from Manistee, and it is feared
she has been lost with her crew and pas
sengers. Several prominent citizens of
Northport were aboard.
The Delamaters' Dilemma.
Meadville, Pa., May 12.—The cases
of embezzlement against the Delamaters
were continued today until the supreme
court acts on the motion for a change of
venue. The grand jury has ieturned
additional bills against the members of
Blame Is Feeling Better..
New York, May 12.—Blame's physi
cians issued the following note tonight:
"Mr. Blame is feeling much better, and
his condition is satisfactory". He is not
going to Washington tomorrow."
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