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slfled columns of The HaBALD, SdPage; advertise ments there only cost Five Cents a line. VOL. 36.—N0. 31 1 RIVAL CRUISERS. The Charleston and Esmer alda Size Each Other Up. Both Vessels Lying in the Har bor of Acapnlco. A Fight Is Imminent Unless the In surgent Takes Water. The Charleaton Placed Under Commodore McCann's Orders—No Deflnlte News of the Itata. Associated Press Dispatches. San Fbancis'oo, May 17. —A dispatch to the Chronicle, from Acapulco, under date 16th, says: As the Charleston neared the harbor she passed very close to the Chilean man-of-war Esmeralda. The crews of both vessels were on deck, and there seemed to be a lively curiosity to ascer tain the strength and resources of the two rivals. As soon as the Charleston steamed Into port and dropped her anchor, preparations were at once made for an emergency, and a battery was loaded. Soon after this was done, the Esmeralda changed ground and steamed into the harbor. It was learned from those on shop that the Esmeralda had tried two days ago to get coal at Acapulco, but failed. Her commander attempted 'to secure a supply at several large houses, but they all refused, as he could put up no money. It was also learned that the Esmeralda has been in the habit of speaking every ves sel that she meets, doubtless through fear that the Itata may pass her. This morning a formal interview took a lace between Captain Remey of the harleston and the captain of the Es meralda. The latter commander in commenting on the chase of the Itata - eaid the Charleston would never take the Itata until the Esmeralda was sank. Captain Remey did not seem at all alarmed by this bluff, but said quietly: "I have my orders to take the Itata. The fact that the Esmeralda is present will make no difference." Those who beard the tone in which Remey pronounced these words, say they will give big odds that if the Itata . comes within sight of Acapulco, there will be a fight, unless the Chilean com mander takes water. In Acapulco it is generally regarded as certain that a tight will be the out .. come should the Itata call in here. ■ The Charleston is admirably equipped for action, and everything iB in fighting , trim. The closest watch is being main . tamed over the Esmeralda's movements. It is not known whether the Esmeralda is supplied with torpedoes, nor whether she has a good supply of ammunition; as her commander's exchequer is very low, however, it is probable that she has no large amount on board. M'CANN IN COMMAND. The Charleston's Movements No Longer to Be Directed From Washington. Washington, May 17.—N0 informa tion has been received at the navy de- . partment regarding the movements of the Itata, nor have any further orders been sent to the Charleston directing her future movements. The only tele gram received today was one from Cap- i tain Remey saying the Charleston was I still at Acapulco taking in coal, and that nothing had been heard or seen of the i Itata. The Esmeralda was also in port, and had been refused coal by the Mcx- , jean authorities. . An order was sent today by Secretary • Tracy to Commodore McCann, now on , his flagship, the Baltimore, at Iquique, j Chile, placing the Charleston under his immediate command, so that in the i future her movements will be under his j direction instead of under orders from i the navy department as she has been , since leaving San Francisco in search of the Itata. This order will give Com mander McCann practically discretion ary powers regarding the future efturse the Charleston shall pursue in the chase of the insurgent vessel. As there are now two acting rear-admirals in the 1 Chilean waters, Commodore McCann on i the Baltimore and Commodore Brown j on the San Francisco, the command of the squadron will devolve ' upon Admiral McCann,as senior officer, 1 both admirals, however, keeping their i individual commands, and will in the i future act in concert. i It is not thought that the order of the j secretary today, placing the Charleston under the direction of Commodore Mc- i Cann, will make any change in the policy to be pursued by the navy de partment in relation to the pursuit of the Itata. The order was issued because i the officials of the navy department ! were of the opinion that the movements i of the Charleston, as well as those of tbe i other vessels of the Pacific squadron in j search of the Itata, could be better moved under the order of Commodore i McCann than under orders from a place i no far from the scene of action as Wash- i i.igton. Secretary Tracy said tonight that the situation remains practically the same as it was yesterday. Commodore i ' McCann, he said, would remain as sen- | ior officer in command of the naval : forces Ai the Pacific until the Chilean < difficulty was settled, and would ult.i- ] mately return to his command of tbe : South Atlantic station, when Com- 1 mander Brown would assume command i of the Pacific station. It is thought the Charleston will take at least two days, and perhaps longer, to coal, as ships of her class cannot load < fast, owing to tbe location of some of ] the coal bins. This will depend, i however, entirely upon the quantity i of coal she needs to fill her bunkers. By j the time she has coaled, some new i light may be thrown on the where abouts of the Itata. But for the next two days the Charleston will likely re main at Acapulco, in the meantime 1 keeping a lookout for the Itata, and ' watching her consort, the Esmeralda. 1 An official of the navy department ] said tonight it was not likely that the ! Esmeralda would seek to procure coal at ' at 'of the sea coast towns on the Central t LOS ANGELES HERALD. American or Columbian coast, as these countries would undoubtedly act as Mexico has done in refusing to violate the neutrality laws by aiding insurgents to replenish their coal supplies, or pro cure munitions of war. ON THE KEEN JUMP. The Charleston In Great Haste to Resume the Chaae. New York, May 18.—A dispatch to the Herald from Acapulco dated May 17 says: Ever since the arrival here of the Charleston the ship's company has .been on the keen jump to get ready for sea again. The work of coaling, usually so distasteful to men-of-war's men, has been rushed along as if it were a pleasure. Tonight, with a sufficient coal supply for ten days at high speed, the Charleston will leave the harbor to continue the chase of the Itata. No one but Captain Remey knows what course the Charleston will steer after she goes outside. The Esmeralda still lies near the har bor entrance, but has not yet coaled. Her captain is apparently as ignorant of the Itata's whereabouts as we are. There can be no doubt that the Esmeralda is kept informed by tele graph of what is going on in the United States. Her officers are often seen at the cable office, receiving or sending messages. It is rumored, even, that money will be transmitted to the Es meralda by cable transfer to enable her to get coal here. At present she could be of little service to the Itata, even if the latter arrived off the port, for both ships must be nearly cleanedoutof coal. The Esmeralda's officers and crew talk very freely about the Itata, but evi dently they do so in the hope that they will thereby deceive Captain Remey, of the Charleston. One of their stories is that they have already met the Itata and taken her stores and arms from her. Another is that the Itata has met a coal laden vessel at sea, and is now pushing on southward with full bunkers. These fairy tales overlook the impossibility of trans-shippim; a heavy cargo of coal or of arms in the open sea. Such operation, even with every preparation made, and modern appliances, would require a week or more at sea, and it would be difficult and dangerous, then. What the Charleaton intends now do ing will depend on Captain Remey's orders. It is not improbable that he will continue straight on for Chile, stopping for coal at Panama in order of supplying the other ships of our navy at Iquique. As the Itata must turn up there event ually, perhaps that will be the surest way to catch her. After nailing tonight the Charleston may not be heard from again for several days, or she may be next reported as bringing the Itata into this port to get coal before bringing her north. OCT OF DANGER. Straws That Indicate That the Itata Is « Safe. City of Mexico, May 17.—The Amer ican ship Charleston and the Chilean man-of-war Esmeralda are lying at anchor near the entrance to the . har bor of Acapulco. The Chilean captain aays his vessel has not called at any-' American port, consequently, be. says, it is not probable that the United States authorities will interfere with the move ments of either himself or his vessel. An officer of the Esmeralda,' in reply to a question put to him in the tele graph office at Acapulco, as to the prob ability of an old-fashioned sea fight between the Charleston and the Esuaer 'alda, said in a jocular and ambiguous way: "Oh, the Itata is already oat of danger. She has plenty of coal and provisions to carry her to her destina tion." This remark has given rise to a report that the Itata coaled at sea and pro ceeded to her destination, while the Chilean warship steamed for Acapulco to throw the United States authorities off the track. El Universal, the only government organ that has so far made any mention of the arrival of the Esmeralda at Aca pulco, says, in addition to the Esmer alda, other Chilean warships are ex pected at Mexican ports. A telegram from Guatemala states that a schooner captain just arrived re ports having seen a strange-looking ves sel, under full sail, proceeding in a southerly direction. MILITARY CALLED OUT To Disperse a Mob of Negroes at Wll , mington, N. C. Wilmington, N. C, May 17.—The light infantry was called out at 2 o'clock this morning to disperse a crowd of ne groes who had gathered near, the jail to release Kit Slugging, an omaibus driver, who yesterday ran over and killed a little white boy. Upon bearing the military alarm the negroes immediately dispersed. Fifteen negroes, were ar rested and everyone found to have a pistol in his possession. The infantry were under arms all night, but further service was not needed. The Elks' Rest. Louisville, Ky., May 17.—The sixth annual reunion of the Benevolent and Protective Ord.ei of Elks began here to night. This afternoon at Cave Hill cem etery, in the presence of 10,000 people, the Elks' Rest was dedicated. Grand Esquire W. C. Dudley, of San Fran cisco, . unveiled the monument, which consists of a bronze elk 12 feet high, upon a base 4 feet higb. The Bnal Brlth. St. Loois, May 17.—The delegates to the convention of Bnai Brith were called to order by President Wolffstein this morning. The business transacted to day, included the annual address of the president, the reception of the officers' reports, and the annual report of the board of endowments; committees were also appointed for the ensuing year. A 'Well-Heeled Emigrant. New York, May 17.—Aristeed Cron enberg, an ordinary-looking emigrant, landed at the barge office, today, en route from Belgium to Asheville, N. C, and when asked if he had any money, produced a roll of $50 and $100 bills, amounting in all to $10,000. The French Oak a. Pabis, May 17.—The race for the French Oaks took place today and was won by Michael Ephrussis' chestnut filly Primrose, by Pelter, out of La Pa pillonne; M. H. De Lammarr's chestnut filly Primrose, second, and the same and Zeatleman's chestnut filly, Cloaerie, third. MONDAY MORNING. MAY 18, 1891. KEPT HIS BOOTS ON. The Czarowitch Desecrated a Buddhist Temple, Which Accounts for His Being Slugged in Japan. A New Volcano's Awful Havoc in Armenia. The Duchess of Fife Becomes a Mother. Gladstone Oat of Bed Again. Other Foreign News. Associated Press Dlsoatches. Paris, May 17.—The French embassy atTokio has telegraphed the official de tail of the attack upon the czarowitch. From these it appears that the czaro witch'a assailant was a policeman named Thunda. The czarowitch and suite were leaving Otsee in jinrikshas, having just visited a Buddhiat temple. Both the czarowitch and Prince George went to t;he shrinea with their boots on, and the chief prieat on their retiring complained to the Japanese guards about this offense against the national religion/The princes were enteringtheir jinrikshas when Thunda, who was stand ing guard, dealt the czarowitch a blow with his sword. Prince George returned the blow with his stick, and threw Thunda several feet. The policeman rose and made a rush at the czarowitch. A Japanese closed the front of the car riage, and another Japanese wrested the sword from Thunda and cut him down, inflicting a severe wound. Chief Bonze, with several »guards, arrested the man. Czarowitch'slnjury is already healed. A NEW VOLCANO. Advice's have been received at Mar seilles from Trebezond to the effect that a new volcano has appeared in Armenia. Mount Nimrod, in the district of Van, has been vomiting forth flames and lava. The villages at the base of the mountain have been destroyed, and many persons are said to have been killed or injured. The fugitives camp ing outside the range of destruction are almost entirely destitute. The greatest misery prevails among them. THE FRENCH TARIFF DEBATE. Although the deputies have debated the tariff for a fortnight, the measure, practically, has not advanced a step. The house is tired of the whole business, before, really, the business part of the discussion on articles of tariff has be gun. In spite of tbe appeals of the free traders, tne reduction of the govern ment's proposals is out of the question. A WARLIKE EDITORIAL. The Republique Franchise has a war like editorial on England in Egypt, Xk > contends that the French government ought to resent the English propositions to destroy what is left of French influ ence in Egypt, and says the chamber of deputies and the country are willing to srant5 rant whatever may be necessary to vin icate the rights of France. THE COLD SHOULDER. The Chilean senator, Sefior Matte, who is hers as a delegate of the Con gressional party, has been received by the under secretary of the foreign office, but not by Minister Ribot. He has also called upon a number of diplomats, but no where has he been recognized offici ally. SNOW STORMS. Snow storms prevailed today at Bel font and Nicy. The mountains in Al sace are covered with snow. LONDON CABLINGS. Gladstone Ont of Bed—The Duchess of i Fife Becomes a Mother. London, May 17. —Gladstone is now well enough to be out of bed, but he is not permitted to go out of doors. The Duchess of Fife gave birth to a daughter, this morning, at the duke's res idence. The Prinoess of Wales, mother of the duchess, was present. Mother and child are doing well. Sharp frosts and storms of sleet and snow were experienced throughout En gland last night, and much injury to crops resulted. The snow is rapidly melting in the valleys, but remains on the hills, forming a curious pontrast with the bright vegetation. • Clearing House Statement. Boston, May 17.—Following is the clearing house statement for the past week.: i Pr. Ct. Pr. Ct. City. Amount. Decrease. Incr'se New York $732,504,000 22.6 Boston 94,383,000 25.0 . Chicago 92,925,000 .... 4.2 Philadelphia... 66,300,000 14.8 St. Louis 21,495,000 9.6 San Francisco.. 18,830,000 0.4 Baltimore 12,951,000 17.8 New Orleans.... 9,421.000 .... 6.1 Cincinnati 13,299,000 4.0 Pittsburg 13,459,000 12.0 Minneapolis.... 6,642,000 2.5 Galveston 4,205,000 ... 309.7 Omaha 4,187,000 28.5 Denver 4,832,000 6.1 Bt. Paul 4 451,000 5.7 Portland, Ore... 1,790,000 19.7 Bait Lake 1,317,000 0.7 Seattle 967,570 143 0 Tacoma 974,781 .... 16.7 Los Angeles 696,962 .... 9.2 Total for the leading cities United States, and Canada, $1,198,082,790. De crease, 1.7 per cent., as compared with the same week a year ago. Trains Collided. * Huntington, Ind., May 17.—This morning a passenger train on the Chi cago & Atlantic railroad collided with a freight and both engines are total wrecks. Engineer Lines was killed and Fireman Griffiths seriously injured. The passengers were badly shaken up. Forest Fires Again Raging. Duluth, Minn., May 17.—Forest fires raged again today in all directions from Duluth, and the city is covered with a canopy of smoke. The fires approached the city nearer on , the west than ever beiore. The outskirts of West Duluth are in danger. Argentine Finances. Buenos Aybes, May 17.—Tbe senate's refusal to assent •to a committee to in quire into tbe position of the state banks, caused an improvement in the market. On the bourse rumors are cur rent to the effect tftatit is inevitable that the Provincial bank will liquidate, and that the National bank will be converted into a large concern with a monopoly of the issue of notes. BASEBALL RECORD. The Senators and the Colonels Were Not In It Yesterday. Sacramento, May 17.—The Sacra mentos were not in the game today with the San Franciscos. The home team could not hit the ball and were shut out in every inning by the excellent work of Cobb and the brilliant support given him. Score : San Franciscos, 8; Pacra mentos, 0. San Francisco, May 17.—San Jose and Oakland played two games today. In the morning game, at Oakland, San Jose shut the Colonels out. Score, 2 toO. In the afternoon game, here, Oakland went to pieces, and was badly beaten, fr'core, 14 to 4. THE WESTERN LEAGUE. At St. Paul—St. Paul, 10; Omaha, 13. At Milwaukee—Milwaukee, 11; Den ver, 4. At Sioux City—Sioux City, 13; Lin coln, 15. An Italian Duel. Rome, May 17. —A duel, growing out of a dispute originating in the stormy debate in the deputies on May-day, was fought today. The principlas were Signor Ba sillai, a member of the cham ber of deputies, who was wounded in the labor riots, and Captain Bozzi. The former received wounds in the arm and head, as the result of the duel. Ecuador Will Have a Building. Washington, May 17. —The Latin- American department of the world's Columbian exposition today received a cablegram from Special Commissioner Tisdell announcing that he had received unofficial assurances that tbe govern ment of Ecuador would accept the in vitation and erect a building of its own at Chicago. NUPTIALS NIPPED. FIERCELY FROWNING FATHER FRUSTRATES FANNY'S FUN. The Tonohing and True Tale of the Rudely Ruptured Schemes of Felix and Fanny in the Line Matrimonial. Out where the beauteous poppies grow, Out where the houses are built on sand, Ont where tbe breezes come and go, out where the scenery is green and grand, Fanny, gay Fanny, intending to wed, Now mourns the vision as faded and dead. The more particular location of the sad tale above hinted at and hereafter to be related is out towards the Univer sity, and the young lady in question, a pretty brunette of 18 years or there abouts, is called Fanny—because that is not her name. Iv a pretty little, cottage out there Fanny has for some time lived with, her father and mother, with other mem bers of the family. "Papa" iaf rich— and a miser. He has large holdings in an eastern state, several good paying in vestments here, and a healthy bank ac count. But, as aforesaid, he is a miser, and the members of his own household are not slow in letting it be known. Fanny, in particular, seems to have had a rough and rocky road to travel for some time past, as she has been obliged to work hard at home, and couldn't ap pear in society for the reason that "papa" wouldn't provide suitable attire, preferring to see her shabbily, clad and doing the housework. > For these reasons, among others, Fanny resolved to emancipate herself and take a plunge into the sea of matri mony. Her best young man, Felix, a very worthy and thrifty young working man, by the way, was not long ago made acquainted with Fanny's unhappy home surroundings through a mutual friend, and he also resolved. Thus, when next they met, Felix proposed, and Fanny accepted him. The now happy, plighted lovera coon commenced preparations for the wed ding, and finally, through the assistance of Fanny's mother, matters progressed so favorably that stern "papa" was likely to be outwitted, and the date for the ceremony was fixed upon for last week. In some way, however, the news reached the ears of a meddlesome busy body, who sent an unsigned letter to the girl's father, informing him of the com ing event. Then the band played, but it was not the wedding march.- He threatened all sorts of things, conclud ing with the promise to appear at the church and create a scene if they per sisted in their "mad folly." This threw cold water on the schemes of the now unhappy lovers, and after holding a consultation, it was decided to abandon the project, at least for a time. The end is not yet, however, for Felix and Fanny both have strong wills, and are more determined than ever to accom plish their purpose. Further develop ments may be looked for in the near future. Fighting Irishmen. Dublin, May 17.—Kanturk, in county Cork, was the scene of much disorder today. While the McCarthyites were holding a meeting, the proceedings were interrupted by a band of Parnellites. A free fight followed; many persons were seriously wounded. Blame Improving. New York, May 17. —Secretary Blame is improving. His gout is less trouble some, and his general'condition is such as to give rise to hopes of his leaving the city this week. He left his bed this afternoon, and reclined on a lounge, reading the papers. A Dnke Absconds. Louisville, May 17. —Duke Alphonse de Thierry, of France, for five years past bookkeeper of the Conrad Tanning com pany, has left this city, several thousand dollars short with the tanning company. Froat ln Ohio. Cleveland, May 17.—Dispatches from towns in Northern Ohio report a pretty general frost last night, which did con siderable damage to vegetables and fruits. The Delicious Drink, Pineapple Olaee, to be obtained only at "Beck- Witt's Spa." 303 N. Main. SELLING OUT! RETIRING FROM : BUSINESS I POSITIVELY! POSITIVELY! POSITIVELY! NO HUMBUG! NO HUMBUG! C IjOT HING FOR MEN AND BOYS AT COST ! : : AT COST ! NO RESERVE! : : : EVERYTHING GOES! GOLDEN EAGLE CLOTHING CO., CORNER MAIN AND REQUENA STS. • (Under U. 8. Hotel). PEW AND PULPIT. SOME FEATURES OF THE SERVICES YESTERDAY. Dr. Chlohester Preaches on Judas Iscariot the Arch Betrayer—Free Methodist Dedication—Penteoost Bervioes—Notes. Dr. W. J. Chichester, at the Im manuel Presbyterian church, took for his subject yesterday morning *he be trayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot. The sermon was a most masterly and impres sive one, and the treatment of the sub ject was so different from the regulation way in which Judas is generally dis cussed from the pulpit, that it gave a deepened interest to the eloquent dis course. He depicted the arch betrayer as a man not so hideous in feature as he became base and tortuous in charac ter, but as one who had been loved and trusted amongst the disciples on account of his superior aptitude for affairs. He had, however, nursed his avaricious passions—his love of money—until they became his dominating and overpower ing characteristics. After he had been led step by step by his all-per vading vice up to the climacteric of his enormous crime, and saw its tremendous consequences, he was seized with a terrible remorse, and suicide alone was left for him. But had he turned even then to his betrayed master, thrown himself at his feet and cried for mercy, he would have received pardon, even as Peter had. The lesson that Judas's unspeakable crime teaches is to beware of nursing the dangerous passion of avarice. The love of money is the source of untold evils to those who make gold their idol. But Judas is not alone in his betrayal of the Son of Man. He is betrayed whenever those for whom he died transgress the divine laws. His wounds are opened afresh by the sins of those he loves. ■ He is cruci fied by every crime against his Father's statutes; but so loving, so forgiving, is he, that no matter how enormous the ofiense, he is ever ready to pardon and receive into hia arms those who confess and sincerely repent their sins. FREE METHODIST DEDICATION. The Free Methodist people will have a week of extra services at their new chapel on Fifth street near Wall com mencing at half past 7 Tuesday evening. Wedneaday morning at 9 o'clock the Los Angeles district conference will con vene. On Thursday at 2:30 in the after noon Rev. B. T. Roberta, of New York, the senior general superintendent (bish op) of the church, will organize the Southern California annual conference from the ministers and lay delegates from the various churches in this sec tion. On the 24th inst. at 11 in the morning Superintendent Roberts will dedicate the new church. Preaching service will be held on each afternoon and evening. PENTECOST SERVICES. The Asbury Methodist church of East Los Angeles commenced its three-day FOR HELP WANTED, BTT uations Wanted, Houses and Rooms to Rent, Sale Notices, Business Chances and Profas ' slonal Cards, sea 3d Page. FIVE CENTS. Pentecost services yesterday. They were well attended thoughout the day. Rev. Dr. Bresee preached at the morning ser vice; Miss Amanda Smith, the revival ist, led an interesting] afternoon mass meeting and revival service. In the evening, Rev. J. A. Wood preached to a large and interested audi ence. _ Today the services were six in number, commencing at 9a. m., with a promise and prayer service, led by Rev. G. W. Goodell, fol lowed at 10 a. m., with preaching, by Miss Amanda Smith, also an altar ser vice. At 2p. m., there will be a prayer service, led by Rev. D. H. Gillan; at 2:30 p. m., preaching by Rev. P.M. Larkin, editor of the Christian Advo cate. There will also be an altar ser vice at the close of the sermon. At 7p. m., a praise service, led by Rev. T. 8. Robinson will begin, followed at 7:30 p. m., with preaching by Rev. R. 8. Can tine, and an altar service led by Rev. D. Cobb. EAST SIDE CHUBCHES. The Presbyterian church holds its annual congregational meeting on Wednesday evening. The business of the meeting will be the election of one elder, one deacon and five trustees. Changes in the by-laws will also be pre sented. The Chautauqua Circle meets at the Congregational church this evening. Today and tomorrow at 9:30 a. m. Whitsunday services will be held at the Church of the Epiphany, under the charge of the rector, Rev. Chas. A. Kienzle. NOTES. The managers of the Y. M. C. A. pub lished a notice in Saturday's papers stating that the operetta to be given Wednesday night was unauthorized by them. The board of trustees, by whom the ma.iagers are appointed, consider it but just to the members of the ladies' auxiliary, to state that the managers constitute but a minority of the asso ciation, and that the performance has the endorsement of the board of true- 1 tees. The Holiness people still continue their camp-meetiug at the corner of Ninth and Los Angeles streets, with large attendance upon every service. The tent services instituted by B. F. Coulter, in his large tent at the corner of Seventeenth and Main streets, started off yesterday with a good attendance, and much interest maaifested. This is only one of the many special series of meetings now being held in various parts of the city. The Lob Angeles mission held their meeting yesterday in their new quarters on North Main street, where they have more room than in their old rooms on Spring street. The attendance upon all the churches was large yesterday, and the services were as announced in the Hkbald of yesterday morning. 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