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VOL. 36.—N0. 32
Acapulco Left in the Charles-
ton's Wake.
The Cruiser Once More on the
Itata's Track.
The Runaway Thought to Be Off the
Central American Coast.
The Esmeralda Still In the Mexican Fort.
A Naval Battle Rxtremely
Associated Press Dispatches.
City or Mexico, May 18.—The Charles
ton has left Acapulco for the aouth. It
is believed that the Mexican government
will allow the Esmeralda a small amount
■of coal. The government newspapers
maintain strict reticence.
Washington, May 18.—Thia afternoon
the navy department received confirma
tion of tbe press dispatches to the effect
that the Charleston sailed southward
from Acapulco last evening, leaving the
Esmeralda in port. There was no word
of the Itata. The presumption ia that
the Charleston's commander was satis
fied that the Itata pasaed Acapulco either
before he arrived there, or while he lay
in port, and has resumed the long chase.
It is estimated that the Itata is steam
ing along at about seven knots, and aa
she was ten daya out, last Friday night,
she should at that time have been just
off Acapulco, where it is reported she
met the Esmeralda. Aa she is a much
smaller vessel than the Esmeralda, and
burns much leas coal, it ia regarded as
within probabilities that the latter ves
sel might have supplied her with this
necessary article, which would account
for the strait the war ship ia now in
respecting a further supply of coal.
If it be true that the Itata was off
Acapulca Friday night, she had two full
days start of the Charleston when the
latter started again in pursuit last night.
Thia is about the same lead she had
from San Diego, so it does not appear
that the chase is any nearer conclusion;
but if the two vessels now follow the
same course, the Charleston steaming at
fourteen knots, should come up with
tbe Itata betore tomorrow night.
Thia event, of course, ia baaed
upon the supposition, which is not
founded on strong probability, that the
two vessels are steering exactly the
same-course. If the Charleston passes
'the Itata, the next port they are likely
to be heard from is Panama, about
1200 miles from Acapulco, or Payta,
Peru, still further down the aoaat. As
lit ia, the two vessels have probably cov
ered less than half tbe distance to
Iquique, the nearest Chilean port.'
A prominent bureau chief of the navy
department said tonight that he be
lieved the commander of the Charleaton
will not hesitate to take the Itata even
though he should have to lay hands
upon her in Chilean waters. Tbe law
of nations would prevent him from tak
ing her in a neutral port. Should the
Charleston catch up with the runaway
vessel within a marine league of the
Chilean coast tbe officer said bethought
the Charleston's commander would
seize tbe Itata and let the courts decide
the question as to his right to do so.
The Blanco Enoalada's Last Act of Offi
cial Courtesy.
San Francisco, May 18.—A copy of
the Chilean Times, which reached here
by the steamer San Bias, announces that
by special agreement with Germany,
Great Britain is taking German inter
ests in Chile under her protection until
the arrival of three German warships,
which are en route.
The Times says the Warspite forced
an apology out of the insurgent man-of
war Blanco Encalada just before the
latter was sunk by torpedo boats. The
Blanco was engaged in the blockading
of Iquique, when she, with other vessels
of the blockading fleet, ran out of coal.
An English, and a German merchant
man were lying side by side, both
coal-laden. The rebel fleet took hold of
them on the pretense that they were in
range, in the event of firing, and towed
them out to sea in spite of the protests
of their captains. Out of range of tbe
fort's guns the insurgents made a forced
purchase of such coal as they needed.
They voluntarily paid an extravagant
price for it; but, nevertheless, the cap
tains of the vessels reported the matter
to the British admiral, who gave the
Blanco the option of apologizing or fight
ing inside of 24 hours. It was then 1 : :j 0
a. m. Precisely at noon the Blanco ran
up the British and German flags above
the rebel standard and fired a royal sa
lute. The coal would have been re
placed and the ahipa towed back to their
former anchorage, but for the fact that
most of the coal had been burned and
the two merchant vessels bad no further
business at Iquique.
Information Bltclted by the Grand Jury.
General Gossip.
San Francisco, May 18.—Harry
Morse, the head of a local detective
agency, has returned from Los Angeles,
whither he went to make a report to the
United States grand jury investigating
the Itata case. The grand jury has se
cured the testimony of the two deserters
from tbe Itata, who left the vessel at
San Diego. Mr. Morse states that this
testimony is to the effect that when the
Itata started north, prior to her putting
into San Diego, she had aboard some
sixty new rifles and two hundred old
ones. When the Esmeralda aud Itata
left San Lucas, the former had three
hundred and fifty men all told, and
sixty cannon of different calibers. The
Itata had ninety sailors and sixty sol
diers, the latter being in citizens' cloth
ing. The Itata carried four sixty-pound
guns hidden canvas, with her
email arms, in the forward hold. The
Boldiers were stowed away there also.
Every appearance of the vessel being
prepared for war was removed two days
before she steamed into San Diego,
when she looked like a clean-trimmed
merchantman.. It was understood by
everybody aboard that the Itata was
on tbe lookout for a schooner
with rifles and ammunition. When
the Esmeralda started from the
south she had only 300 tons of coal,
and the Itata had 1,300. The programme
was for the Itata to get the munitions of
war from the schooner Robert and Min
nie and at some place in the tropics
transfer them to the Esmeralda, which
would eccort her to Iquique. If the trip
was made without any interference, bo
much tne better, but if not the Esmer
alda proposed to do battle. The Es
meralda and Itata were commanded
from Iquique to San Lucas by each
others' masters, who exchanged to their
rightful commands at the latter point.
Some information obtained led to the
belief that on May 12th a transfer of
arms was made from the Itata to the
Esmeralda, at Pichilinque, on the east
coast of Southern California.
Solicitor-General Taft, who is in Los
Angeles, conducting the investigation
on behalf of this government, has is
sued subpoenas for the superintendents
of the Western Union and Postal tele
graph companies to produce whatever
telegrams have passed over their lines
relating to Chilean affairs.
The steamship Newbern arrived from
Mexican porta today. The Esmeralda
was sighted on the down trip of the
Newbern at Cape San Lucas. Two offi
cers of the Esmeralda visited the New
bern, and asked Captain Yon Helms
where the nearest coaling station was.
The latter directed them to San Diego.
They said nothing about taking coal
from the Newbern, and after stating
that the Itata had gone to Vancouver,
took their leave.
In an interview this morning, Per
uvian Consul Ifalloway stated that he
understood that when the Chilean
steamer Itata left San Diego, she had
sufficient coal aboard to take her to
The Officer* of the Esmeralda Not to Pro
voke a Conflict.
City of Mexico (via Galveston), May
18. —The war department has received a
dispatch from Acapulco, which says
there is no probability of a fight between
the Charleston . and Esmeralda. The
Itata has not yet been sighted, and un
less she has been captured by some other
United States cruiser, is probably off
Central America by this time with fuel
furnished by the Esmeralda.
General Pedro Hinojosa, secretary of
war, said this morning, that Mex
ico only insists that her neutral
ity be respected, and she will not in
terfere with the Esmeralda beyond
refusing to sell her coal or arms.
An officer of the Esmeralda told your
correspondent at Acapulco yesterday
that his vessel would try to get coal
here, but if it was refused she could get
it elsewhere within a few hours. He
said: "We are not afraid of a conflict
with the Charleston, but our orders are
to be prudent aud not provoke a con
He stated that bis captain received a
long cipher dispatch from his govern
ment in Chile Saturday, but its contents
were unknown to bim.
Interesting News Received by Mall from
South America.
New York, May 18.—Letters and pa
pers received by mail from South Amer
ica contain interesting facts concerning
the trouble in Chile. There Beems to be
no probability of the immediate ending
of the war. In Valparaiso business is
at a standstill. Many of the leading
families are leaving Santiago for Buenos
Ayres, to avoid persecution at the hands
of the dictator. The principal business
portion of Iquique haß been destroyed,
but the remainder of the town escaped
serious damage. The danger of a famine
is now Over. Balmaceda's army ia said
to consist at present of 30,000 men. The
Chilean soldiers are being driven into
foreign territory. They may be found
in the Argentine republic, Peru and Bo
They File a Motion to Reopen the
Famous Will Contest.
San Francisco, May 18. —The attor
ney for tbe gypsy Blvthes today filed a
motion for the re-trial of tbe celebrated
Blythe case, which resulted some months
ago in the millions of the late Thomas
Blythe being awarded to his
daughter, Florence, by, Judge Coffey.
The gypsy Blythes claim that the Will
iams claimants forged a number of let
ters purporting to have been
written by Blythe to Dr. Elliott.
These lettere were read at the
trial as being in the handwriting of
Blythe, as the standard to prove by com
parison that certain other documents in
favor of the Williams' claims were in
Blythe's handwriting. The claim ia
made that as these letters, twenty-six in
number, came into the possession
of the Williams claimants, the original
envelopes were saved, and they de
stroyed the original letters and used in
their stead forged letters. A writing
expert has declared these letters forger
ies, and also that the entry of Blythe's
birth in the family Bible is a forgery.
A French Savant Smothered by the Lo
custs He Was Studying;.
Algiers, May 18. —The French aavant,
M. Kunckel Herculais, president of the
Entomological society, who was em
ployed on a government mission, inves
tigating the locust plague, met a horrible
death while examining deposits of lo
custs' eggs at the village of Sideral. He
was overcome with fatigue and heat, and
fell asleep on the ground. While sleep
ing he was attacked by a swarm of lo
custs. On awakening be struggled des
perately to escape from the living flood.
He Bet fire to the insect-laden bushes
near him, but all his efforts proved in
effectual, and when, finally, the locusts
left the spot, his corpse was found.
Struck by Lightning.
Arroyo Grande, Colo., May 18.—At
6 o'clock this evening, James Price and
James Joyce were struck by lightning,
on a ranch five miles south of this
place. When the courier left Joyce was
dead and Price was slowly recovering.
At the time they were weeding beans in
a field.
The I>rl ton Gang- Surrounded.
Sac and Fox Agency, May 16.—An
Indian scout from a posse chasing the
Dalton gang of train robbers, arrived
here today for reinforcements. The
gang has been located twelve miles from
the agency, and are . surrounded by a
posse. A bloody combat is looked for.
Gathering of the Independ
ent Clans at Cincinnati.
A Heterogeneous Mass of Ama
teur Politicians.
The Festive Jayhawkers Are There
Eight Hundred Strong-.
It Fromliu to Ba a Kama* Convention.
The Third Party Sentiment Vary
associated Press Dispatches.
GiKcnwATi, May 18.—The three or four
hundred delegates in attendance upon
the National Union conference, which
begins in this city tomorrow, were rein
forced thin morning by the arrival of a
special train Bearing ten car-loads of
delegates from the western states.
There is a division of sentiment as to
third-party question, but the drift; seems
to be favorable to such action as will in
sure the nomination of a national ticket
in 1892. This conference will not under
take to make any nomination, but au
effort will be made to get things in such
shape that it will be an easy matter to
take action in that regard next year. It
is denied that the south is strongly op
posed to a third party, as has been re
It has not been determined what
method the conference will adopt to get
its views before the people. There is
some talk of preparing an address, in
which the principal views of those at
tending the conference on finance,
transportation, labor and land will be
fully set forth. Again, it is urged that
the proper way would be to adopt a
platform, and take such action as will
settle in the affirmative, the question of
cutting adrift from the old parties and
nominating candidates for the presidency
and vice-presidency in '92.
This afternoon was devoted to a con
ference of the various state delegations.
The lowa delegation, amongother things,
adopted a resolution urging tbe nomina
tion of a full independent ticket next
There was rather a turbulent meeting
of the delegation from Kansas, due
largely to tbe fact that it is much
stronger, in point of numbers, than any
other state, there being nearly eight
hundred persons here, representing seven
organizations, viz.: The Farmers' Alli
ance, Citizens' Alliance, People's Party.
Knights of Labor, National Industrial
Alliance, Anti-Monopoly party and
Single-Tax men. There was a large at
tendance, and a.question soon arose as
to the basis of representation to be ac
corded tbe various organizations, and a
motion that each organization be al
lowed to select two persons to act as
committeemen from Kansas in the gen
eral conference, provoked a lively dis
cussion, but finally prevailed. Then
there was trouble over the selection of
the delegation. Mr. Schenault insisted
that two or three men were undertaking
to name the persons, who should be
chosen by all the members of each or
ganization. A motion to allow each or
ganization to appoint two members, was
adopted. The Farmers' Alliance then
went into secret session.
The National Reform Press associa
tion held two meetings today. There is
much speculation as to the platform.
The objection to the Ocala declaration
is strong on some questions, and there
is a disposition to follow the St. Louis
The eastern men are active in regard
to the position to be taken on silver and
the eight-hour plank. A conference
was held today with the leading dele
gates fiom the west and south, and the
demands of the east were fully made
known and were received with favor.
The eastern men want this plank
adopted on the silver question: "That
the conference favors the restoration of
silver to tbe position it occupied before
1873, viz: On anfequahty with gold as a
monetary standard of value; also one
providing for the extension of the eight
hour principle to apply to all firms and
corporations employing labor in the
different states of the union. The east
ern men announced their determination
to make a strong effort to secure the in
corporation of these planks in the plat
With those delegates here the opinion
has been expressed frequently that "as
goes Kansas so will go the convention,"
and much stress is laid on the fact that
Kansas, after a lengthy and lively cau
cus, decided late tonight to support the
organization of a third party. The ar
rival of the Illinois, lowa, Nebraska and
other northern delegates tomorrow, how
ever, may change tbe popular expres
In the caucus Congressmen Simpson
and Clover endeavored to persuade Kan
sas that it would be better to adopt a
platform containing the essential doc
trines, and appoint a committee of pro
posal to determine- by next spring
whether a third party would stick.
These suggestions, however, were howled
At tbe general caucus this afternoon
there were many lively bouts. President
Washburn of the Northwestern Indus
trial alliance, who voiced the ideas.of
tbe labor element of tbe cities, created
a considerable furor by telling the cau
cus plainly that the industrial element
did not propose to be used as catspawa
to aid Democratic success in the next
election. If a third party was born the
south and southwest would have to
come in as well as the northern dele
gates. The industrial elements of tbe
east, west and northwest were neither
willing nor desirous to draw votes out of
the Republican states while at the same
time pseudo-Alliance men of the south
were sticking to Democratic allegiance.
Other speakers laid stress on tbe fact
that the eastern people's movement
differed from that of the Grangers, inas
much as its organization was moulded
after those of the old political parties,
and recognized neither secret ritual,
grips nor passwords. All this flum
mery would have to be abolished if the
parties coalesced on a general platform.
Senator Peffer of Kansas doubts
whether it would be wise for tbe inde
pendent movement to go too far at
present, but yet thinks there will surely
be a third party in 1892.
The third party feeling is undoubtedly
growing, and it is even said tonight that
if the majority of the delegates decide
againat it, the minority will withdraw
and declere in favor of it. It is aaid an
effort will be made to incorporate a
plank in the platform, pledging the new
party, if formed, againat supporting any
man for the presidency or vice-presi
dency, who has ever favored liquor
license law a.
Pete Lohman is Putting- up Great Bait
For the Senators.
A special dispatch to the Cincinnati
Enquirer from Washington, says: Dowd
split his finger in the first innings after
making a bunt hit, and was succeeded
by Lohman, who carried off the fielding
and batting honors at third base for his
side." The game referred to above was
between Cincinnati and Washington.
Our Pete was the only player to get 3
base hits, and also stole the only base
for his Bide.
Boston association is still in tbe lead.
"Bug" Holliday has been signed by
Oakland. The Los Angeles bug is still
in tbe ring.
Peri and Bianca did not go east with
the Rose western string. Both were
sent home and bred to Argyle, tbe sire
of the celebrated Rinfax and Fairy.
Peri was not given half a chance. She
was clearly out of sorts at San Francisco,
and her running up there was no cri
terion of her running and staying quali
The celebrated brood man Minnehaha
has been stinted to a two-year-old eon
of Stamboul out of an Electioneer mare.
galloping at gravebend.
Gravesend, May 18. —The track was
in first-class condition. Results:
Two-year-olds, five furlongs—Affinity
colt won, McCormick second, Peceaß
third; time, 1:04)£.
Handicap, one and three-eighths
miles—Eon won, Lavina Belle second,
B. B. Million third; time, 2:04%.
Six furlongs, for mares, 3-year-olds
and upward—Correction won, La Toeca
second, Reclare third; time, 1:14%.
One mile handicap—Banquet won,
Strideaway second, Drizzle third; time,
Two-year-olds, five furlongs—Airshaft
won, Mt. Vernon second, Verbena
third; time, I:o4}£.
Six furlong dash, three-year-olde—Ad
venturer won, Sandstone second, King
Alta third; time, 1:17%.
Louisville, May 18.—Results: Mils
and sixteenth —Jo Kineremwon, Lieder
kranz second, Eugenic third; time,
Five furlongs, two-year-olds—Falero
won; Buck Hound second, Cover ton
third; time, 1:04.
Three-year-olds, mile and a quarter—
High Tariff won, Dickerson, second. Milt
Young third; time, 2:12.
t. Mile—Estelle won, Sullross second,
Gov. Ross third; time, 1:43%.
Handicap, three-year-olds and up
wards, mile and seventy yaris—Rudolph
won, Faithful second, Princess Lime
third; time, l-A7%.
A REGISTRAR elected. I
Chicago, May 18.—The board of di
rectors of the American Trotting Regis- -
ter association met here today. W. R.
Allen of Pittafield, Pa., was elected
president, Frank S. Watera of Chicago,
vice-president, and J. H. Steiner, wbo
is secretary of the American Trotting
association, secretary and registrar.
Resolutions were adopted that it is
the judgment of tbe directors that the
government of light-harness contests
would be etrengthened by having but
one administration for the country, and
the officers of the National Trotting i
association and the American Tiotting
association are asked to take steps
which will result in a union or consoli
lucky hitters.
Cincinnati, May 18.—The home team i
won the game in the last inning by '
lucky hitting. Score: Cincinnati, 3;
Boston, 2. Batteries: Duryea andKee- ,
nan; Nichols and Bennett.
Pittsburg, May 18.—Gleason waa a
soft mark for the home batsmen today.
>-'core : 11; Philadelphia, 6.
Batteries: Galvin and Mack; Gleason
and Clements.
Cleveland, May 18.—Very poor field
ing by tbe Giants cost them the game
today. Score: Cleveland, 18; New York,
12. Batteries: Gruber and Zimmer,
Rusie and O'Rourke.
Chicago, May 18.—Anson's boys won
today by good fielding and sharp batting.
Score: Chicago, 13; Brooklyn, 4. Bat
teries: Hutchison and Kittredge, Car
uthers and Kinslowe.
Milwaukee, May 18.—Milwaukee, 9;
Omaha, 6.
Minneapolis, May 18.—Minneapolis,
IS; Kansas City, 24.
Boston, May 18.—Boston, 9; Louis
ville, 5.
Baltimore, May 18.— Baltimore, 6;
Cincinnati, 6.
Washington, May 18.—Washington,
2; Columbus, 7,
Philadelphia, May 18.—Athletics, 3 ;
St. Louis, 11.
Rockford, 111., May 18.—The wrest
ling match between Jack Carkeek,
champion of the world, and J. H.
Quinn of the Pacific coast for $100, was
won tonight by Carkeek.
The Editor of the Express to Wear Col
lector Downlng's Shoes.
San Francisco, May 18. —It ia stated
here that H. Z. Osborne, editor of the
Los Angeles Express, has been appointed
collector of port at Wilmington, Lob
Angeles county, to succeed Collector
Downing, who died last week.
Growing Weaker.
San Diego, May 18.—At 11 o'clock to
night, intelligence from ex-Minister
Taft'a reaidence was to tbe effect that
the judge was hourly growing weaker,
and stimulants were proving less effec
tive. He had been in a state of uncon
sciousness for several hours. !
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Manager Southern Department Pacific Coast Agency. Local Agent
Dr. Graves is in jail at Denver, for the
Barnaby murder.
The Louisiana supreme court has re
fused a rehearing in the lottery manda
mus case.
At Ahnapee, Wis., forest fires de
stroyed the office of the Sturgis Bay
Canal company.
A great fire Is raging in the woods
at the town of Theresa, N. Y. Over 600
acres have been already burned over.
At Perry, N. V., fire destroyed a block
of store buildings, causing a loss of
$100,000, with about $50,000 insurance.
At Denver the hotels are crowded with
delegates from all over tbe country to
the Trans-Mississippi Commercial con
The New York Tribune says counsel
for Mr. Bonynge denies the rumor that
legal proceedings have been begun
against Mr. Mackay.
At Mobile, Ala., Boyd Bowers, aged
68, and for twenty years cashier of the
First National bank of Mobile, fatally
shot himself. It is believed his mind
was affected.
The village of Frugality, Pa., was par
tially destroyed by fire, Monday. Losses,
$40,000. The towns of Dean and Wall
are surrounded by forest fires, and sev
eral buildings have been burned.
Swarms of locusts are appearing in
Upper Egypt. The government is issu
ing instructions on the best means of
coping with the plague, and preventing
the utter destruction of the cotton and
maize crops.
Governor- Buckner and Mayor Tyler
delivered addresses of welcome to the
Elks assembled at Louisville, Ky. A
parade took place Monday afternoon, in
which lodges from all over the country
uationa Wanted, Houses and
Rooms to Rant, Sale Notice*,
Business Chances and Profes
sional Cards, see 3d Page.
An Attempt to Expel Natalie From
Rervia Fail*.
May 18. —The prefect of
this city, charged by the regents with
the duty of expelling ex-Queen Natalie
from Servian territory, went to the lat
ter's residence, today, and, in spite of
her earnest protests, compelled her to
enter a carriage, which drove towards
the quay on the Danube, where the
royal yacht was moored. The students
turned out in force and surrounded the
carriage, detached the horses and
dragged the vehicle back to the ex
queen's residence, cheering loudly as
they passed through the streets. Tbe
prefect, assisted by a force of gendarmes,
tried in vain to regain possession of the
ex-queen, and several collisions took
place between the gendarmes and stu
The regents are anxiously discussing
the next step, as it is evident the ex
queen is not so friendless as they had
supposed. The citizens and merchants,
as well as the opposition party in the
'skuptchina, generally side with the ex
Intense excitement prevails. Nata
lie's residence is defended by students.
A conflict occurred late this afternoon,
the troops firing upon the sup
porters, killing two and wounding many.
An Engagement at Piaagua.
Lima, May 18.—An engagement took
place at Pisagua on Sunday between
the insurgent fleet and (government tor
pedo vessels.
A suit with an artistic cut and fit,
first-class workmanship and linings, can
he had at H. A. Gets, 125 W. Third at~

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