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sified columns of 111 Herald, 3d Page; adverti»e ments there only ooet Five Cents I line. VOL. 36.—N0. 27. A STARTLING RUMOR The Itata Sunk by the Cruiser Charleston. No Time nor Place Given—The Report Unreliable. Mexican Ports Closed to the Insur gent War Ships, Tho Runaway Steamer Not Liable to Seizure at a l'lrate—Latest Chilean Advice*. Associated Press Dispatches. City ok .Mexico, May 13.—The Anglo» American, (a newspaper) publishes a rumor of the sinking of the Itata by the United States cruiser Charleston, but gives neither the time nor the place. The authorities here say they have no information whatever concerning the matter. The government has given strict or ders to the port authorities on the Pa cific coast, to report the appearance of any Chilean or other warships. It will be difficult to get news, as the govern ment wires have to be relied on alto gether. The general opinion here is that the Itata and convoys will double upon the Charleston. The government has or dered the gunboat Democrata to keep a sharp outlook for the vessels. It is rumored here that a private tele gram has been received announcing that a flshihg schooner yesterday saw two vessels out at sea, off the coast, at full speed. One was sighted at 10 a. in. and the other at 2 p. m., but they were so distant that the fishermen were not able to distinguish them. NOT A PIRATE. The Main Liable to Seizure Only for. a Minor Offense. Washington, May 13.—There ia no longer a tenable claim that the Itata may be seized as a pirate. It is recog nized that she can be captured for viola tion of the customs laws, disregard of the federal court, and perhaps for kid naping, but any assumption that she is a pirate is completely negatived by the doctrines laid down by the late Francis Wharton,formeiy solicitor of the depart ment of state, and an eminent authority on international law. This doctrine was accepted by Secretary Bayard and laid down at the time of the Colombian rebellion and Panama trouble. The Colombian government had declared the insurgent vessels to be pirates, as the Chilean government has done, but the secietary held; "The govewiment of the United States cannot regard as piratical vessels manned by parties in arms against the government of Colom bia, when such vessels are passing to and fro from ports held by 6uch insurgents, or when attacking ports in possession of the national government. In the late civil war the United States, at an early period of the struggle, surrendered the position that those manning Confederate cruisers were pirates under international law. The United Statsa of Colombia cannot, sooner or later, do otherwise than accept the same view. But, how ever this may be, no neutral power can acquiesce in the position now taken by the Colombian government." Another fact which may be of inter est in view of the expected arrival of the Itata at a Mexican port, probably Acapulco, is that she cannot stay there. Under the practices of international law the Mexican government could not re fuse to protect her, but she could not remain in port more than twenty-four hours, as to do so would subject her to the charge of using the port as a base of operations against a friendly govern ment. So if the vessel reaches Acapulco before the Charleston, the latter vessel' would have simply to wait outside the port for twenty-four hours to get an op portunity to retake the Itata and her stores, providing these had not in the meantime been transferred to the Es meralda. No news was received at the navy de partment todayabout either the Charles ton or the Itata. CHILEAN ARBITRATORS. The United State*, Bras.il and France Will Settle the Fracas. Paris, May 13.—Le Siecle, today, says: In spite of the rupture of nego tiations between President Balmaceda and the Congressional party, of Chile, Prance, the United States and Brazil intend to fulfill the task of arbitrating the matters in dispute between the two contending factions. Le Siecle adds that this task will be undertaken with every prospect of success. CABLES FROM CHILE. Drowned Revolutionary Dlreetor* Ridic ulously Resurrected. New York, May 13.—Cables to Flint & Co.,from Valparaiso.state that several directors of the revolution, whose names recently appeared affixed to so-called decrees and manifestos of the insurgents given out from Paris, are known to have gone down with the Blanco Encaldo, nearly a month ago. There is mixed in dignation and amusement in Chile over their resurrection. Iqukque, May 13.—Today the moni tor Huascar, the gunboat Magallanes and transports arrived in the bay from Caldera and AntOfogasta, with three batallions of troops under command of Lopez, Frias and Valenzula. The troops numbered about 1500 men, and after landing paraded the streets and were received with great enthusiasm. Senator Manuel Jose Irarrazaval has been appointed minister of the interior. DETECTIVE MORSE. Subpoenaed as n Witness In H>*> Robert and Minnie Case. San Francisco, May 13.—This morn ing United States Marshal Long received a dispatch from United States Marshal "V Gard of the southern district, instruct > >ng him to Bubpoena Harry N. Morse, of Nic detective agency, and to have him *ye at once for Los Angeles, where the LOS ANGELES HERALD. grand jury is awaiting his testimony in the case of the schooner Robert and Minnie seized for violation of the neu trality laws. Morse went south in the interest of the government, and was with Marshal Gard when the schooner escaped into Mexican water, although the license of Captain O'Farrell, her master, explicitly limits the waters in which the schooner is allowed to ply, to the coast waters of California. MANY BROKEN HEADS. A Free Fight at a Parnelllte Meeting In London. London, May 13. —Parnell, today, ad dressed a meeting at Lime House, one of the suburbs of London. The assembling of his adherents gave rise to much disorder. The building where the meeting was held was in vaded by anti-Parnellites, and there was a fierce conflict, which the police were called to suppress. Many broken heads resulted. Rebellion Brewing In Haytl. New York, May 13.—-Advices received by persons in this city from correspond ents at Hayti indicate that another po litical outbreak,which may resnlt in civil war, iaimminent. Recently,while riding in company with a few officers, near the city of Jacmel, President Hippolyte was fired upon by four men, hidden under a bridge. Two of his companions were killed ; the assassins escaped. Influenza's Victim*. London, May 13.—The Prince'of Wales is suffering from a slight attack of influ enza. Gladstone is progressing towards recovery. Baron Brassey's brother, Henry, died of pneumonia, following in fluenza. Arrested for Counterfeiting. Omaha, May 13.—Joseph H. Elwell, quite a prominent local Republican pol itician, was arrested today at Newport, Neb., on a charge of making counterfeit money. CONSUL CORTE TALKS. HE HAS BEEN IN THE LIFE-SAVING BUSINESS. lutfor His Exertions Mayor Shakespeare and Lawyer Parkerson Would Have Been Slain by the Mafia. New Orleans, May 13. —In an inter view with a reporter today Italian Consul Corte said, referring to the remarks of the mayor and grand jury : "Letme tell you that I have saved Mayor Shake speare's life, and I have done the same service to Parkerson and Wicklifl'e and other leaders. The day after the killing there was a determined, absolute, al most uncontrollable desire among cer tain of my countrymen to kill the mayor and all those who had a hand in the butchery. But I restrained their hands. I controlled the fuiious men. I told them : Beware 1 I said if any harm befell those gentlemen I would immediately and un reservedly denounce the perpetrators of the deed. This firm stand checked things, and I succeeded in holding them with the promise that I would do every thing in my power to obtain justice, re dress and satisfaction in a proper and legitimate manner; at bit ration and oth er diplomatic measures between the two governments." Corte insisted that he had conclusive evidence that among the killed were sev eral Italian subjects, and that they could have proved an alibi as clear as daylight to exculpate them from the Hennessy mhrder. Speaking about the return of his let ter by the grand jury, Corte said: "Could I expect any more from a grand jury whose chairman, as president of the cotton exchange, endorsed the killing?" STOCK DISTRIBUTION. The Biennial "Fixing" of Michigan Law- Makers. Detroit, Mich., May 13.—A local paper has a sensational Btory from Lan sing, of alleged wholesale bribery by the Michigan Bell Telephone company of state legislators. Sev eral bills favoring a reduction of telephone rentals were introduced into the senate this session. An official of the telephone company is said to have "fixed" these bills by the distribution of valuable Bell Telephone stock. Tele phone bills have been introduced at every session since" 1885, and it is hinted that the present was simply the regular biennial stock distribution. Lighthouses for San Clemente. San Dieoo, May 13.—County Surveyor Allen, with a complete surveying outfit, sailed today for San Clemente island to make a government survey for three lighthouses and a road to connect them. Gen A. McD. McCook, Col. Mendell, Maj. H. Kimball and Col. Bartlett, the commission appointed to select a site for a ten-company military post near this city, arrived today and will select a lo cation from various tracts offered the government. . The Roaring Rio Grande. Santa Fe, N. M., May 13.—News from the upper Rio Grande is to the effect that the bridge above Espabola is unsafe, and that the snow in the Ceimbres and Tuos mountains is melting fast, and the river will be still higher. Below Albuquer que a good deal of damage has been done, and several small villages have been Bwept away by the now mighty flood of the Rio Grande. Main ell Endorsed. San Francisco, May 13.—The Califor nia world's fair commission adopted res olutions, today, expressing appreciation of the compliment paid the state of Cal ifornia in the appointment of Walter S. Maxwell, as chief of the horticulturist bureau of the world's fair, and asking that his appointment be confirmed. The commission decided to meet in Chicago, June 9th. t Revolution In Oulana. London, May 13. —A South American dispatch says the people of the lower orders have revolted against the author ities of Dutch Guiana. Serious conflicts with the insurgents occurred in which many persons were wounded, and the situation is constantly becoming more alarming. THURSDAY MORNING. MAY 14, 1891. —TEN PAEGS. GRANDFATHER'S HAT The Presidential Weather- cock in Nebraska. He Dotes on the State That Grows the Corn-StaJJj The Orange Grove and Vineyard Are no Longer in It. The Bug Eaters Turn Out en Masse to See the Presidential Train Whirl By. Associated Press Dispatches. Lincoln, Neb., May 13.—The presi dential train entered the state at an early hour this morning. The first stop was made at Hastings at 0:30. A large crowd, including Grand Army men, civic societies and school children, greeted him with applause as he was introduced. He addressed those assem bled, thanking them for their early wel come, etc. The president was the only one of the travelers out of bed at Hast ings. The visitors were given a cordial reception at Fairmont and Crete, aud the president made a short speech at each place. Governor Thayer, Lieuten ant-Governor Majors and all the state officers joined the visitors at Crete and welcomed them to the state. The trav elers arrived at Lincoln at 9 o'clock, promptly on schedule time, and received a most cordial Welcome. The visitors were escorted to the capi tol, where addresses of welcome were made by Governor Thayer and the mayor of Cincoln. Appropriate re sponses were made by the president, postmaster-general and secretary of ag riculture. The mail carriers were mounted and acted as a special escort to the postmaster-general during the pa rade, Just before leaving the president received a large delegation from Omaha. They preceded him in a special train to Omaha. Omaha, May 13. —The people turned out en masse to welcome the president when he arrived here. The visitors were met at the station by a large com mittee of citizens and escorted to a stand at the court house. The people cheered enthusiastically as the presi dent rose to speak. He said ill part: "I have seen the orange groves and all those fruits which enrich California. I have seen those mining camps upon the peaks where men are digging into the earth to bring out the riches stored there, but I return again to the land of the corn-stalk, with an affection I can not describe. I am sure those friends who delighted us with visions of loveliness and prosperity, will excuse me if my birth and early training in Ohio and Indiana leads me to the conclusion that the states that raise corn are the great est states in the world." Speaking of currency, the president said: "I believe the time has gone by when we will be content to return to the old system ot the issue of money by state banks. But I will not discuss such a question. I only desire to say this, which is common ground upon which we can all stand, that whatever money the government issues, paper or coin, it must he good money. I have an idea that every dollar we issue should be as good as any other dollar; for when ever we have any money, paper or coin, the first errand it does is to pay some workingman for a day's toil. Kone so much as the laboring man and farmer require a full-value dollar of permanent value the year around." In concluding, the president said nothing had been so impressive in all his journey as the magnificent spirit of patriotism which pervades our people. He had seen enough American flags to wrap the world around. School chil dren waved it everywhere, and many a time in some lonely country home, on the bleak sand, he had seen a man or woman or boy come to the door of the cabin as the train hurried by and wave the starry banner in greeting. He was followed by the postmaster general and the secretary of agriculture. The visitors then held a reception in the rotunda of the Bee building, where he shook hands with several thousand per sons. The leception was followed by a drive over the principal parts of the city. The guests then took lunch at the residence of ex-Senator Saunders. _ At 5 o'clock the party entered car riages and were driven to the union depot, and at 6 the train started east over the Wabash road, amid the c,heers of the assembled thousands. Blanchard, la., May 13.—The presi dential train after leaving Omaha made a short stop at Council Bluffs, where the president made a speech to the vet erans, in the crowded depot. Brief stops were also made this evening at Shenandoah, lowa, and Maryville, Mo. ONLY ONE BLOW. Official Account of the Assault on the Czarowitch In Japan. Paris, May 13.—An official dispatch received here today from Tokio, Japan, says: The czarowitch had landed at Otsu. Shortly after, a policeman named Isuda Sanso, belonging to a sect noted for fanatical hostility to foreigners, ap proached the heir to the Russian throne and dealt him a sabre cut across the head. Owing to the thickness of the sun helmet worn by the czarowitch, the sabre only inflicted a wound three inches in length, and did not penetrate deeply. Before thepoliceman could renew his attack he was over powered and placed in confinement. The wound inflicted upon the czarowitch was promptly dressed, and the imperial traveler left Otsu by a special train for Kioto. St. Petersburg, May 13.—The news papers of this city warmly praise the gallantry of Prince George, of Greece, the companion of the czarowitch in his travels, who felled the latter's assailant at Otsu, Japan, to the ground, by hitting him with a heavy walking stick, and thus preventing the fanatic from inflict ing a Becond and possibly more severe wound. The news of the danger in which the czarowitch was placed created much excitement throughout this city, and there was great rejoicing when it was announced that he was not dan gerously wounded. BASEBALL RECORD. The Giant* Defeated In Pittsburg—Other League Games. Pittsburg, May 13. —The game this afternoon was spirited and resulted in another victory for the home team. The Giants' defeat was mainly due to the retirement of Buckley, who was injured in the fifth inning. Score—Pittsburg, 6; New York, 3. Batteries—Galvin, Berger; Rusie, Buckley andO'Rourke. A FINE GAME AT CINCINNATI. Cincinnati, May 13.—A remarkably fine game of ball was played here this afternoon. Cincinnati made every ef fort to shut out the Brooklyns, but the visitors by a single and a borne run in the eighth, won. Score—Cincinnati, 1; Brooklyn, 2. Batteries —Duryea, Ken man ; Ferry, Condailey. OETZIN GETS IN HIS WORK. Chicago, May 13. —Both pitchers were effective, but Getzin had a shade the best of it. Score —Chicago, 2; Boston, 4. Batteries—Gumbert, Kittridge; Getzin, Angel. FOURTEEN INNINGS AT CLEVELAND. Cleveland, May 13. —It took fourteen innings to decide the game today. Cleveland should have won, but stupid base-ruming and bad errors prevented. Both pitchers were in fine form. Score— Cleveland, 5; Philadelphia, 9. Bat teries —Vian,Zimmer; Esper, CUfcnents. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. At Boston—Boston, 10; Columbus, 8. iAt Baltimore — Baltimore, 2; St. Louis, 1. At Washington—Washington, 2; Cin cinnati, 7. At Philadelphia—Athletics, 18; Louis ville, 1. WESTERN LEAGUE. AtSiouxCity—Sioux City, 5; Omaha, 6. At Minneapolis — Minneapolis, 3"; Denver, 10. BUYING UP WINERIES. A BRITISH AND FRENCH SYNDI CATE'S PURPOSE. Grape Must to be Shipped From Califor nia to England and France, and There Distilled—An Elaborate Scheme. San Francisco, May 13.—The Exam iner says a company composed of British and French spirit dealers has been formed in London to buy up the princi pal wineries in California. The syndi cate is called The Grape Brandy Distill ery, and has an ostensible capital of £120,000, but a real capital of many times more. The scheme is to ship grape must from California to England and France, and there distill it. Also a combination of the California wineries is contemplated, with im proved facilities for exporting wine. The syndicate has made an offer for the property of the American Concentrated Must company of Oeyserville, and other similar works will be built throughout the state. The wineries of Robert Bar ton at Fresno, and L. J. Rose have al ready been transferred to an English syndicate, but it is not believed that the present deal has anything to do with that transfer. Going to Overhaul the Smuggler. San Diego, May 13.—This morning forty men under the leadership of A. Johnson aud R. W. Snyder, left this port in the schooner yacht Fear Not, with two weeks' provisions on board,for the purpose of overtaking and capturing the contraband vessel Halcyon, which left the Sandwich islands a few days ago with a large cargo of opium. The crew of the Fear Not are armed to the teeth,and with the promise of the large standing reward offered by the government for the apprehension of such craft, they will spare no efforts to capture the Halcyon. To Tax Bet* In France. Paris, May 13. —The chamber today, by a vote of "312 to 160, adopted a bill allowing the Paris mutual system of bet ting, under a tax, the proceeds of the tax going to different charitable institu tions, and placing the whole regulation of race courses under government con trol. A Magazine Blown Up. Dublin, May 13.—A magazine ex ploded today at Donaghadee, near Bel fast. It shook the whole town and broke a large number of windows. It is supposed that the explosion was the work of a dynamiter. The police are hunting for an American suspect. A Carriage Accident. jLisbon, May 13.—Mrs. Batchellor, wife of the United States minister, was seriously injured today in a carriage accident, and is now in a critical condi tion. Miss Batchellor was also hurt. Porter Will Not Leave Italy. Rome, May 13. —Porter, the United States minister, is preparing to spend the summer in the highlands. He has no idea of leaving Italy. THE WORD CONTEST. The Work of Awarding the Prize Will Take Some Time. The lists in the competition for Euca lypta Extract prize were opened yester day. There are over 300 contestants, and the number of words run from 48 up to 2415. The latter lists will be pruned down very considerably, as well as sever other lists where the same word has been used several times. For in stance tear is only counted as one word, notwithstanding it has more than one signification. It is thought that 1090 words, or thereabouts, will capture the prize. There are just 100 who have lists exceeding 800 words. The youngest competitor is 9 and the oldest 73 years old. It will take several days to decide who is entitled to the money. A suit with an artistic cut and fit, first-class workmanship and linings, can be had at H. A. Getz, 125 W. Third st. 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