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VOL. 36.—N0. 28.
THE ITALIAN AFFAIR.
Recent Developments in the
Case.
The Committee of Fifty Sub
, mits a Report.
Remedies For Cheeking Crime ml
the Crescent City.
Premier Rudlnl Says There Is Noth
ing at Stake Except a Legal
Question.
Associated Press Dispatches.
New Orleans, May 14.—The commit
tee of fifty made its report to the mayor
tonight. It aaya, in part: "The first
work of the committee was to obtain
from the chief of police a report of
ninety-four assassinations by Italians
and Siciliana, where the accuaed ea
caped for want of evidence. Then fol
lowed the assassination of Chief of
Police Henneaay. The reault of the
trial demonatrated to the people that no
one was safe from the mysterious band
that waa operating regardless of law.
It was only when thia fear grew into
absolute conviction, that the people rose
in their might, took the law in their
band, and then followed the event of
March 14th."
CONSUL CORTES QUEER CONDUCT.
The report then at length goes on to
ahow the existence of the Mafia, and
tells of a visit made to the Italian consul
to secure intormation. He stated that
he was ready to co-operate with the
commit tee, and would prepare a report
containing the information in his pos
session. He waa convinced of the exist
ence of the Mafia in the city, and had a
atrong suspicion as to who were the
leaders. He furnished the committee
with the names. He stated that prior
to the Hennessy asaassination he had
in some way incurred the displeasure of
a coterie, composed principally of the
men who met their death in the parish
prison. They invited him to a supper,
and although he partook only of oyster
soup, he was taken desperately ill that
night with symptoms of poisoning, and
was aatisued hia life had been attempted.
The written information he promised,
however, never came. After some delay
be notified the committee that it being
an extra judicial body, he did not feel
warranted in riving information.
During an interview with him, the
committee called his attention to a
statement in a New York paper, to the
effect that the mayor had appointed an
extra judicial body, bat its object was
frustrated owing to bia (Cone's) earnest
Sroteata and the intervention of Mr.
lame. "We reminded him," aaya the
report, "that he and a prominent Ital
ian citizen had called on the committee
before the maaa meeting laat fall, and
approved its pacific couree, and asked
f him how he reconciled hia published
statement with this. He replied that
the statements he made in the New
York Tribune were made as an indi
vidual, not aa conaul, and that the re
port greatly exaggerated hia state
ments."
the committee's remedies.
The committee, in pointing out reme
dies in the existing trouble, suggest
the regulation of immigration; reform
in the criminal laws, and the adminis
tration of criminal justice ; a law recog
nizing the existence of the bar associa
tion, and endowing it with full power to
try and disbar any attorney whose evil
practices render him unworthy of being
an officer of the court.
•'The only radical remedy," saya the
report, "which suggests itaelf to us, ia
the entire prohibition of immigration
from Sicily and lower Italy. It waa
found necessary to prohibit Chinese im
migration, and congress passed the
necessary law. The danger to California
waa no greater than it ia to thia state
from Siciliana and lower Italians. They
are undesirable citizens, and there ia no
reason why they should be allowed to
participate in the blessings of freedom
and civilization, which they are not only
unable to appreciate, but which they
refuse to understand and accept.
CORTE BEFORE THE GRAND JURY.
The grand jury was called together to
day to act on the published statements
of Italian Consul Corte that he frus
trated a plot of Italians for vengeance
on the mayor and others. Corte was
called before the grand jury, but said he
had been misinterpreted by the news
papers. There was strong feeling
against the Italians here, and he had
simply used hia best efforts in the inter
eat of peace and quiet. «
SIMPLY A LEGAL QUESTION.
Rudlnl Says That Is all There is In the
New Orleans Affair.
Rome, May 14.—Rudini, in the cham
ber of deputies to-day, discussing the
New Orleans affair, aaid it waa simply a
legal question. European sympathy
was with Italy, and he hoped for a
friendly solution of questions involved.
Signor Quintieri asked whether in
view of the verdict of the New Orleans
grand jury, it would not be more digni
fied to renounce the matter and leave
the reaponaibility for lynchinga on those
tolerating them.
Signor Cavelletto expressed /egret at
the rupture in the relations between
the United Statea and Italy. He thought
little should be said about the affair, as
it waa a very delicate matter.
Premier Rudini said exaggerated im
portance ought not to be given to the
New Orleans affair, nor a question es
sentially judicial converted into one of
national dignity.
Replying to a question relating to the
New Orleans grand jury and Sigflor
Corte, the Italian consul at New Or
leans, Premier Rudini said he had
learned through the newspapers of the
incident regarding the consul. If the
news were true, the matter would in
itself suffice to prove the necessity of
the recall of Consul Corte.
No Suggestion of Arbitration.
li Washington, May 14.—1t is said at
.'.he state department that there has
LOS ANGELES HERALD.
been no suggestion of arbitration of the
difficulties between Italy and the United
States, growing out of the New Orleans
tragedy, as reported in a dispatch from
Rome. Arbitration ia the last resort
after diplomatic relation has failed, and
as Secretary Blame haa promised to
consider claims for indemnity, it cannot
be aaid that the diplomatic stage haa
passed.
KENTUCKY DEMOCRATS.
A Tariff Reform and Silver Money Plat
form Adopted.
Louisville, Ky., May 14. —The Demo
cratic state convention is still in ses
sion. The platform adopted tonight
insists that tariff reform in a paramount
queation before the American people,
and denounces the McKinley bill as
"the most outrageous measure ever
passed in an American congress." The
platform contraata with it "the
policy of Grover Cleveland and
John G. Carlisle, which would
discourage unnecessary expenditure,
provide all the needed revenue; cheapen
what we buy, and open the marketa of
the world to the products of our farms
and factories."
On ailver, the platform saya: "Recog
nizing the fact that the United Statea ia
the greatest ailver producing country in
the world, and that both gold and silver
were equally money of the conetitution
from the beginning of the republic
until the hostile and fraudulent
legislation, of the Republican
party against ailver, which unduly
contracted circulating medium of the
country, and feeling that the great in
terest of the people demanded more
money for use in the channels of trade
and commerce, we tender our gratitude
to the Democrats in the last congress for
their almost unanimous vote in both
houses in favor of the free coinage of
ailver, and demand the restoration to
the position of equality before the law,
given it by our fathers."
CHINA'S ACCEPTANCE.

The Flowery Kingdom Applies for Space
at the World's Fair.
Washington, May 14. —The depart
ment of state is officially informed of
the acceptance by the government of
China of the invitation to participate in
the world's Columbian exposition. Den
by, United States minister, writes un
der date of April lat, to the secretary of
state, saying the prince and ministers
have requested that the secretary of
state shall see that space ia reserved at
Chicago for the exhibit of the Chinese
government. A communication from
the Chinese foreign office to Minister
Denby, saya: "The emperor has not
deputed official representativea to expo
aitiona held in foreign countries of re
cent years; but having now received
kindly aentimenta from the United
Statea government, the prince and min
isters have the honor to atate that action
will be taken in the premieea, aa for
merly mentioned, and will lose no time
in notifying the merchants."
REVOLUTION IN PORTUGAL.
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The King Reported to he Ready to Ab
dicate .
Madrid, May 14. —Sensational reporta
in connection with the aituation in Por
tugal are being circulated. Justicia, a
Republican organ, saya the king of Por
tugal ia disposed to abdicate the throne
should the ministers come to the con
clusion that aucb a step is necessary.
London, May 14. —The Lisbon correa
pondentof tiie Times, deniea the reporta
of a revolutionary movement in Portu
gal, and asserts that the country is in a
tranquil condition.
Tne Utopia Disaster Almost Duplicated.
Gibraltar, May 14. —What might
have been a repetition of the fearful
Utopia disaster occurred last night off
Europa Point, at the same point where,
on March Kith last, the Utopia sank,
carrying down with her a
large number of her pasaengera
and crew. The British steamer
Buccaneer collided with the Italian
steamer Stura, on board of which was a
large number of Italian emigrants for
the United States. A acene of wild con
fusion followed, and it waa with diffi
culty that some of emigrants were
restrained from . throwing themselves
into the water. An investigation allowed
that the bows of the Stura were stove,
and the aide of the Buccaneer badly
damaged. Nobody on either ateamer
waa seriously hurt.
More Jews Muidered at Corfu.
London, May 14.—From dispatches
received here it ia learned that two more
Jews have been murdered at Corfu, and
that the bodies of several who died from
starvation lie unburied.
Vienna, May 14.—An attack waa made
upon the Jew quarter of Corfu yesterday.
Two Jews' houses were burned to the
ground, and nine persons killed and
many injured. A state of siege has been
declared.
■ Blame Needs Rest.
New York, May 14. —The doctor at
tending Mr. Blame, tonight, said:
"The report that Mr. Blame ia worse
than has |already * been stated
by the members ot hia ' family,
ia entirely without foundation. He
waa simply taken ill with an attack of
indigestion, which, aa you know, will
lay anybody up, especially a person ad
vanced in years. The long and short of
it is that Blame is overworked and needs
reat."
Senator Gorman Rewarded.
Baltimore, May 14.—Fifteen thou
sand people crowded into the
Fifth regiment armory tonight
and passed in review before
Senator Gorman, the occasion being the
preaentation by the people of Maryland
of a silver service to the senator for hia
successful efforts in the senate to defeat
the so-called force bill.
Brazil Will Do Her Part.
Washington, May 14.—Wail advices
from Rio Janiero bring newa of the pre
sentation to the president of Brazil, of
Captain Rodgers and Lieutenant Saw
yer, two special world's fair commis
sioners. The president assured the
commissioners that Brazil would be ade
quately represented.
Secretary Blame's Condition.
New York, May 14. —Dr. Dennis
found Secretary Blame much better
than he waa yesterday. Mrs. Blame
stated that it was barely possible she
and her husband would leave for Wash
ington tomorrow.
The Bank of England haa advanced its
rate of discount from 4 to 5 per cent.
FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 1891.—TEN PAEGS.
WHERE IS THE ITATA
Persistent Rumors That She
Has Been Sunk.
The Story Considered Highly
Improbable.
No Definite News Yet Heard About
the Vessels.
The Esmeralda Reported to Have Sailed
North from Acapulco — Chilean
Cables Doctored.
Associated Press Dispatches.
St. Louis May 14.—A special dispatch
from the City of Mexico says persistent
rumors were in circulation there today
that the United States cruiaer Charles
ton overtook the Chilean vessel Itata on
the high seas, and that a naval engage
ment waa fought, in which the latter
waa worsted aud blown out of the water.
THE RUMOR REPEATED.
City of Mexico, May 14. —The Anglo-
American prints a special from San
Bias, repeating the rumor about the
sinking of the Itata. Whether she ex
ploded her magazine, or waa sunk by the
Charleston, is not stated. A special from
Acapulco atatea that neither the Itata
nor the Charleston have been sighted.
Great excitement prevails in San Blaß.
The government denies that any Chil
ean ship had touched at a Mexican port
up to a late hour tonight, or that any
conflict took place at San Bias, as re
ported.
The government has given strict or
ders that the port authorities of the
Pacific coast report tho appearance of
Chilean or other war ships. The gun
boat Democrata at Acapulco haa been
ordered to look out for boats.
A private telegram haa been received
announcing that a fishing vessel yester
day saw two vessels at sea, off the coast,
going at full speed. They were about
four hours apart, but they were so dis
tant that the fishermen were not able to
distinguish them.
THE REPORT IS ABSURD.
San Francisco, May 14.—The rumors
coming from the City of Mexico to the
effect that the cruiaer Charleston had
overtaken the steamer Itata and had
fired upon that vessel, are regarded here
as having no foundation. The Charles
ton passed San Diego at noon, Monday.
The run to Acapulco, the nearest tele
graph point below the gulf of California,
ia 1300 miles. The Charleston was
steaming at the rate of about fifteen
knots, and was seen to have feeen-'MJOY
ing out her course to inspect passing
vessels, and even though pushed to her
highest point of speed, could not reach
Acapulco before tomorrow, and any newa
of her operations could not be received
through Mexican sources before her ar
rival there tomorrow.
NO NEWS RECEIVED AT WASHINGTON.
Washington, May I'4.—There waa no
news of the Itata or Charleston at the
navy department, this mcrning. sio
credence is given to the report that the
Charleston had eunk the Itata. In the
first place, it ia aaid the newa of such
an event could only be received through
the arrival of the Charleston at some
port connected with telegraph linea,
which haa not ao far occurred. In the
second place nobody supposes that the
Itata would resist the Charleston, for
she isjto tally unprepared to do so, and
even if she attempted it, the Charleston
could readily subdue her force without
resorting to the extreme measure of
blowing her out ot the water, as it ia re
ported she has done.
THE ESMERALDA'S MOVEMENTS.
A delayed telegram from Acapulco
states that the Esmeralda left that port
after having sought several favors,
which were refused. She received a
telegram from the United States, and
then went to meet the Itata.
A Manzanilla telegram says the cap
tain of a fishing boat there claims that
hia vessel waa nearly run down before
daylight by a large" steamer, without
lighta, bound north.
DOCTORED CABLES.
Insurgent Successes In Chile Denied by
One Who Was There.
New York, May 14.—The Herald
says a railroad engineer and contractor,
just arrived from Chile, says nearly all
the cabled accounts of the battles in
Chile, between government forces and
insurgente, are "doctored" by the
English. The insurgents have not
gained a single battle of any conse
quence, he said, since the rebellion be
gan. The only territory controlled by
the insurgents, ia that of Iquequi, An
tofagasta, and two other places. The
people there are in sympathy with the
ineurgenta. The insurgente have no
foothold in Chile, proper. "Tne insur
gents," he added, "can get no volun
teers. They are fighting disciplined
soldiers with a discouraged mob; they,
are mainly supported by Millionaire
Edward English, in Valparaiso, and
Col. North, the nitrate king. The in
surgents get coal and cattle from tramp
coasting steamers. Ido not believe the
rebellion will last Bixty days longer.
The government has 40,000 "soldiers in
the field, all equipped and with abun
dant supplies. The insurgents have
about 8000; these are not well drilled or
organized, and are poorly equipped and
suffering from lack of the necessaries of
life."
Henry T. Gage's Preferment.
Washington, May 14. —Attorney Gen
eral Miller has appointed Henry T.
Gage, of California, special assistant
United States district attorney for the
southern district of California, to asaißt
in the prosecution of the owners, of the
officers and crew of the schooner Robert
and Minnie.
SUcott Again Arrested.
London. May 14.—A man haa been ar
reated in Leslie county, suspected of be
ing Silcott, the defaulting door-keeper
of the Fiftieth congress. He deniea his
identity with that much wanted gentle
man.
AS DEAD AS A DODO.
Parnell Defunct as Concerns His Polltl-
cal Influence.
Liverpool, May 14.—Michael Davitt
and family sailed today for Quebec, en
route for San Francisco. In an inter
view previous to his departure Davitt
■aid: "After the next general election
Parnell will have only four followers.
Except as a private member of parlia
ment Parnell is as dead as a dodo."
Dublin, May 14.—The National Press,
the McCarthyite organ, announces
that E. Dwyer Gray, who on the death
of his brother, the late editor
of the Freeman's Journal, became pos
sessor of the latter's interest in that
paper, has seceded from Parnell. The
Freeman's Journal asserts that Gray has
not changed his political opinion, but
haß tried to reunite the warring factions
of the Irish party.
London, May 14.—Parnell, in an in
terview this evening, said he had re
ceived a telegram from Gray denying the
reoort that he had seceded.
Dublin, May 14.—At a meeting last
night of electors in North Wexford, it
was resolved to stop the payment of the
salary of John E. Redmond, who repre
sents' North Wexford in parliament, and
devote the money thus saved to the re
lief of evicted tenants. Redmond is one
of Parnell's envoys now in the United
States to collect funds for the Parnellite
cause.
ENGL! SI I ESTATES.
Plenty of Suckers Taken In by the Old
Swindle.
London, May 14. —In spite of the re
peated warnings sent from time to time
by the United States legation here, and
by the press of America, concerning the
fraudulent character of so-called Eng
lish estate agents, in America, recent
developments show that the warnings
have been unheeded, and the number of
dupes is increasing, instead of diminish
ing. During the past few days more
letters than ever have been received from
America, iuquiring after imaginary
estates of fabulous sums awaiting the
writers in banks of England This cor
! respondence, as far back as Mr. Lo
well's time, grew to such enormous
proportions that all letters of this de
scription had to be answered by printed
circulars. During Lincoln's term of
office, nearly all the letters have come
from small country towns, show
ing that the agents find
them the most profitable field.
Texas, Kansas, lowa and the farmers
seem to be especially productive, al
though letters are received from all
points of the United States. All the
claims investigated have been found to
be of no validity whatever. Claimants
should also bear in mind that the
statute of limitations fixes the period
within which unclaimed estates revert
to the crown, and this period is twenty
years. There are no large sums of
money awaiting claimants iv the bank
of England,
LEO'S ENCYCLICAL.
The Solution of the Social Problem
Pound In the Gospel.
Rome, May 14.—The Latin text of the
papal encyclical refutes the socialists'
theories tending to abolish private prop
erty, and upholds the principles.of the
church as the first and main element in
the solution of social Questions. The
true solution, the pope says, is to be
found in the gospel, which, rightly stud
ied, would teach employers and em
ployed to become united while fulfilling
their respective duties. The state should
intervene to regulate private property,
in order to insure public peace
and the moral and material wel
fare of the working people. The pope
comments on the necessity of Sunday
rest, and deals at length with the strikes
of wages and hours of labor. He dilates
on workingmen's associations, including
societies for mutual aid and accident in
surance ; treats of sick benefit funds;
technical education and mixed syndi
cates of employers and employees. The
state ought, he declares, to countenance
all such institutions as calculated to im
prove existing social conditions. He
speaks of the good work such institu
tions have already achieved, and calls
upon Catholics to assist in their founda
tion, urging that all should be animated
by a Christian spirit.
BATTERED HEIt HEAD.
A Young American Commits a Heinous
Crime Abroad.
London, May 14.— R. C. Duncan, of
Washington, D. C, arrived three weeKs
ago at the Benar View hotel, in Wales,
accompanied by a young foreign lady,
whom he introduced as his wife. They
left the hotel, Tuesday, ostensibly to go
to Liverpool. That evening a "farmer
saw Duncan in a secluded spot in tbe
fields, leaning over the woman,who was
on the ground. Duncan said she had
fallen and hit her head on a rock. The
doctors who were summoned found
that her injuries could not have been so
inflicted, and that site had been the
victim of violence. Duncan, after being
arrested, confessed that he had battered
the woman's head with a stone. He did
not explain his motive. She is said to
be a native of Finland. Duncan is said
to be of good family in Washington.
THE WOO-HOO OUTRAGE.
The British Consulate Among the Build
ings Burned and Looted.
Shanghai, May 14. —Further particu
lars from Woo-Hoo, a treaty port in the
province of Agan-Holi, show that the
Chinese who took part in the burning of
the Catholic mission and other European
buildings, are liable to bring down upon
themselves the wrath of the British
government. The mob, it is now stated,
also burned and looted the custom house
and the British consulate. The wife of
the British consul, disguised as a Chi
nese woman, managed, with difficulty,
to escape from the consulate, and made
her way to the Yang-tse-kiang river,
where, in company with other Europe
ans, she took refuge on a vessel moored
in the stream, rhe British consul was
wounded.
Rioting in Warsaw.
St. Petersburg, May 14. —Dispatches
received here from Warsaw state that a
serious strike of spinning operatives has
taken place there. The operatives are
mostly German socialists. Rioting oc
curred, and several collisions between
the military and strikers have taken
place.
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