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VOL. 36. —NO. 49
The Itata Peacefully Sur
rendered at Iquique.
Her Cargo of Munitions of War
Also Given Over. '
She Will Be Brought Back to San
Diego at Once.'
How the Surrender Wm Brought About.
The Charleston at Iquique—The
Esmeralda at Panama.
Associated Press Dispatches.
Iquique, June 4.—The steamship Itata
arrived here this morning from Toca
pilla, and has been delivered over to
■ the American warships now here.
The Itata handed over all the arms
she took from San Diego.
The commander of the Itata states
that the arms were not embarked at
San Diego, but at a point
many miles at sea. The Iquique
government claims that this cir
cumstance modifies the situation
considerably, and will probably result
. in a speedy solution of the difficulties
between the admirals and the junta.
The authorities at the same time declare
that the cargo of the Itata is of little
importance, taking into coasideration
the small number of arms.
Iquique, June 4.—The United States
steamship Charleston arrived here at
noon today.
Panama, June 4.—The Esmeralda has
arrrlved here.
How the Surrender of the Itata Was
Brought About.
Washington, June 4.—The navy de
partment received official information
tonight of the peaceful surrender of the
Chilean insurgent steamer Itata, at
. Iquique, today. The information was
contained in a dispatch from Admiral
McCann. The Itata arrived from
pilla last night and was placed at the
disposition of Admiral McCann- this
morning. She had on board, the dis
' patch says, 5000 rifles and also ammu-
I nition taken from the schooner Robert
, and Minnie, off the port of San Diego,
1 California. Bbc had no other munitions
of war than those belonging to the ship,
smd had transferred nothing to the Es
meralda, with whom she communicated
off'Acapulco, Mexico.
Admiral McCann says the cruiser
Charleston arrived at Iquique today,
and that the Pensacola was expected
before night.
The Itata will now be sent back to
San DiegO, probably under the convoy
of a cruiser. She will be delivered to
tbe United States court officials at San
Diego, and the proceedings against her
will be resumed.
Secretary Tracy gave to an Associated
Press reporter tonight tbe chain of cir
cumstances that led up to the peaceful
surrender to the United States of the
Itata today. The secretary said that
the desire for her surrender came from
the leaders of the insurgent party at
Shortly after the vessel illegally" es
caped from the custody of the marshal
at San Diego, the United States govern
ment was informed by the insurgent
leaders that they disapproved the action
of the officers of the* vessel, and made
offers through Admiral McCann to
peacefully surrender her to the United
States assoon as she arrived in Chilean
waters. These offers were communicat
ed to the department at Washington,
and duly accepted by this government,
without, however, implying recognition
on the part of the United States of the
insurgents as belligerents. As soon as
the offer was accepted a telegram au
thorizing him to cease the chase was
sent to Captain Remyof the Charleaton,
but tbe steamjer had already sailed when
the telegram reached Acapulco.
Secretary Tracy said the Itata would
be sent up to San Diego.
The Dictator Given Absolute Power by
the New Congress.
Washington, June 4.—South Amer
ican mails received by the bureau of
American republics contain interesting
details of the Chilean civil war. The
new Chilean congress convened by Bal
maceda has placed absolute power in
his hands. It has authorized him,
"pending the pacification of the coun
try," to arrest and transport persons at
will; to augment the land and sea
forces; to expend public revenues with
out regard to estimates; to procure
money by pledging the credit, of the
state, and to suspend the right of meet
ing and the liberty of the press.
In pursuance of'these powers, decrees
are published in the Diario official, re
leasing four prominent citizens sus
pected of sympathy with the congres
sional revolutionists, from imprison
ment jn the Santiago prison, on their
depositing $50,000 catch in the Valpar
aiso national bank to the order of the
secretary of the interior, conditioned on
their not taking part in the revolution.
They are further required to reside in
Europe and not to return to Chile with
out special permission of the govern
ment. Ten or twelve other citizens are
• also released from imprisonment on
similar conditions, their bonds ranging
from |3000 up to $50,000, but with per
mission to-remain within Chilean terri
tory, provided they do not "take part
in politics."
The Almirante Lynch and the Condell,
the two torpedo boats which surprised
and sunk the insurgent iron-clad Blanco
Encalada, but which appear to have
been less successful in subsequent opera
tions, while lying in Valparaiso harbor,
are guarded by two field pieces and mi
trailleuse stationed on the custom-house
mole, to secure them against treachery
from within or without.
United States minister Eagan and all
the members of tbe diplomatic corps at
tended the opening of Balmaceda's con
gress, excert the German and Ital
ian ministers. The British, French,
German and Italian governments,
it is understood, have protested against
the decree closing to commerce the va
rious ports now held by the insurgents.
The representatives of the insurrection
ary party claim that these ports produce
a revenue of $2:>,000,000 annually, and
that there are 60,000 foreigners resident
in the provinces which the insurrection
ists control.
Famine prices were said to be prevail
ing at Iquique. Meat was selling at 70
cents a pound; potatoes at $20 a bag,
and flour at $30 a bag.
He Sees No Kvll Resulting From the
Billion-Dollar Congress.
New York. June 4. —In company with
Murat Halstead, Secretary Foster this
evening visited the Union League club
in Brooklyn. At a subsequent reception
he spoke in an informal way. He said
in part: "Our Democratic friends have
a good deal to say abovft the billion
dollar congress. Every move we make,
our Democratic friends seem to think
indicates poverty in the treasury depart
ment. Recently I thought it wise, and
prudent to propose the extension of the
4}/ a per cents. The treasury department
is abundantly able to pay these bonds
when they mature. In view of the fact
that $50,000,000 in gold has been ex
ported within a short period of time, I
deemed it unwise to do anything just
now to decrease the volume of currency
in the national banks. My prediction
today is that these bonds may be ex
tended, and at tbe rate of 2 per cent,
interest, will bear a premium, a condi
tion of credit that exists nowhere in the
world besides."
General Schofleld Going to Take a
Youthful Bride,
Chicago, June 4. —News of a social
event of the first magnitude was pri
vately discussed tonight among army
officers. Although not yet formally
made public, the announcement is said
to be authoritative that Major-General
John M. Schofleld, senior officer of the
United States army, who is a widower
and is now in the west,will soon be mar
ried to Miss Georgia N. Kilbourne, of
Keokuk, lowa. The date has been fixed,
but is not given out. The bride is quite
youthful, being a schoolmate of General
Schofield's daughter. The Kilbourne
family is a prominent one in lowa social
circles, and is well known in the east.
Pauper Immigrants Sent Back.
New Yobk, June 4. — Twenty-three
immigrants were today sent back to
Europe by the federal authorities st the
barge office. They were all without
money, and liable to become public
charges. One yiade an affidavit that he
had been assisted to come to America by
government agents in Ireland.
Demanded His Passports.
Paris, June 4.—A dispatch from Iqui
que says in consequence of Bolivia's
recognition of the Chilean congress
party as belligerents, the Chilean min
ister at Lapas has demanded bis pasE
ports. ________________
He Takes Another Whack at the Luoerne
Memorial — The Foreign Conspirators
Handled Without Gloves.
St. Paul, Minn., June 4. —Since the
publication of hie interview of a few days
ago regarding Cahensley's Lucerne me
morial, Archbishop Ireland has had
many telegrams and letters of endorse
ment of his views. Today, in an inter
view with an Associated Press corres
pondent, he talked further on the sub
ject. He says:
"As the details of the plot are unfold
ed, the indignation of the Americans,
whether Catholic or Protestant, cannot
but grow in intensity. The whole pro
ceeding is an insult to American nation
alism, and reveals the fact that certain
Europeans imagine America to be some
sort of an African Congo, without an
autonomy of its own, incapable of life
without the constant application of Eu
ropean galvanic batteries.
"Catholics are mortified that their
religion is made the occasion and pre
tense of this insolent foreign intermed
dling. Strange news, indeed, for Amer
ican ears to hear that the Austrian and
Prussian ambassadors in Rome have
been instructed by their home govern
ments to bring to bear upon the Vatican
their influence in aid of Herr Cahens
ley's plan of campaign !
"The contagion has spread to an
extent that compels a. smile of 'amuse
ment in the midst of our anger. We
find Monsieur Mercier, minister of the
province of Quebec, a colony of Eng
land, running to the Vatican and pray
ing in the name of his little constitu
ency that a Canadian bishop be named
for the see of Ogdensburg, in the state of
New York. We can easily picture the
further extension of this foreign ambi
tion to rule Catholic affairs in America,
aud iv a few years the ecclesiastical
map of the. country, would show the
fingerings of every foreign principality
whose emigrants choose to touch our
"This attack of foreign ism upon the
church in America, however, is killed
from its own audacity. So long as it
worked stealthily by secret embassies
and back-door entrances, it was danger
ous and was doing harm. It has now
entered into open combat, and the out
come will be most favorable to the
church and the country.
"I have seen an official denial of a
representative of the Deutsche Ameri
kanischer Priester Verein, or German
Clerical society of America, disclaiming
all knowledge of the Cahensley memo
rial. What he will not deny is that the
Cahensley memorial is nearly word for
word a document which the German
priests of St. Louis, the founders of the
verein, sent to Rom 6in 1886; nor will
he deny that a few days ago Amerika, a
paper which is fed on verein food, de
clared openly that it will ceaselessly
work for Cahensley's programme.
Whatever of the letter, the spirit of the
Cahensley movement thrives in the
halls of the verein, and the verein is an
exotic to which American air is most
Canada's Efforts to Negotiate
a Treaty.
Topper's Report to the Domin
ion Parliament.
The Substance of His Interviews
with Secretary Blame.
Some of Blame's Letters Withheld from
Publication —Some I liferent ing
4st,octated Press Dispatches.
Ori'AWA, Ont., June 4. —The first in
stallment of a paper dealing with tbe
Washington reciprocity negotiations has
been laid before the Doiuinion parlia
ment. When Newfoundland negotiated
a treaty, Sir Julian Pauncefote cabled
the colonial office that Canadian opinion
should be invited. Simultaneously, Sir
John Mac Donald communicated with
Sir Charles Tupper, urging him to enter
'objection on the ground that it would
be injurious to Canada and violate the
imperial policy of considering the At
lantic fisheries as a whole.
Letters which indicate the attitude of
Mr. Blame toward Canada's proposal
are missing. For the publication of
these, permission has not yet been ob
One interesting communication is
dated January 23d, from Lord Knuts
ford, colonial secretary. He says: The
Newfoundland ministers are willing to
negotiate for an arrangement with Can
ada on a basis similar to that with the
United States, and her majesty's gov
ernment strongly hope the Dominion
will, on this understanding, withdraw
its opposition.
The reply to this note is not given.
The most important communications
are reports by Sir Charles Tupper of his
interviews with Mr. Blame. Tupper
gives the details of his first talk with
Mr. Blame, in company with Paunce
fote, and says:
"I told Mr. Blame I wished at the
outset to recognize the accuracy of the
statement contained in his letter to
Pauncefote, which I had seen in refer
ence to our invitation to open negotia
tions regarding reciprocal treaty ar
rangements between the two countries,
in that I believed it arose from negoti
ations which had recently taken place
between the United States and New
foundland, and the desire expressed by
Canada to be included in any arrange
ments such as had been understood to
have been contemplated by the United
States and Newfoundland; and that
.upon that being communicated to him
/by Sir Julian Pauncefote he had
expressed his willingness to open nego
tiations for reciprocal treaty arrange
ments between Canada and the United
States, assisted by delegates from the
Dominion government, the negotiations
to be informal and to a certain extent
of a confidential nature, until they
could assume a more formal character,
if any result were arrived at. Mr.
Blame said he understood that Canada
had taken exception to the proposed
arrangement with the United States by
Newfoundland. I admitted that such
was the case, and explained that the
interests of Canada and Newfoundland
had always been regarded inseparable.
"I told Mr. Blame that I wished to re
move the idea, if he retained it, which
had been promulgated in Canada and
the United States that the present gov
ernment of the dominion was not warm
ly in favor of most friendly relations
with the United States. In an article
which I recently sent over my own
signature to the North American
Review, I had undertaken to give con
clusive evidence upon that point, and I
needed further only to refer him to the
fact that, when Sir John MacDonald,who
was one of her majesty's high commis
sioners, submitted to parliament for
approval the Alabama treaty, which
settled all the then leadine questions
between Canada and the United States,
he was fiercely denounced by the leaders
and press of the Liberal party for having
basely sacrificed the interests of Canada
in endeavors to promote friendly rela
tions between Canada and the United
States. I added that I had experienced
the same treatment from the same party
when I submitted for the approval ot
parliament the treaty of Washington, of
1888. Of course in 1866, and subsequent
ly in 1885, when the treaties which gave
United States fishermen common rights
with ours were abrogated in conse
quence of the action of the United
States, we were thrown back upon the
treaty of 1818; but the statements that
Canada then resorted to a sharp con
struction of that treaty with the object
of promoting freer trade relations with
the United States, were erroneous. We
were compelled, in justice to the rights
of our own fishermen, who were met
with the high Dutch in United States
markets, to protect them.
'. ; Mr. Blame desired to assure me that
outside of individual differences of opin
ion, there was no interest taken by
niftmbers of the congress of the United
States in the recent Canadian election,
and they had taken no active part to in
fluence the result of the election.
"Continuing, I said Canada was most
anxious to have the freest and most
friendly relations with the United
States, consistent with the interests of
both countries. Mr. Blame said he was
free to admit that the treaty of 1854 was
not abrogated on commercial ground,'
but in consequence of the feeling that
Canada sympathized with the southern
states in their conflict. I replied that
it was difficult to see upon what basis
that opinion could be entertained; it
was admitted that no less than 4000 Ca
nadians fought in the northern army to
maintain the union, while I did not sup
pose that forty fought on the other side.
Mr. Blame supposed that the very large
bounty had a good deal of influence in
the matter. I then said the un
happy conflict had taken place
previous to the confederation, but I
could speak with some accuracy of the
province of Nova Scotia, with which I
was then connected; that the legislature
of Nova Scotia passed a resolution de
ploring the war, and one of tbe sharpest
of international questions arose, as he
1 would remember, in connection with
1 the Chesapeake incident in the harbor
of Halifax.
"I told Mr. Blame that Sir John Mac-
Donald and party had the strongest de
sire to promote a reciprocal treaty be
tween the two countries and their hopes
in that direction were greatly strength
ened by the decided measures which
Mr. Blame had taken to promote recip
rocal treaties with other countries,and I
could not see why he could not with
great advantage to the United States, as
well as to Canada, extend to the north
the same policy he pursued with
the countries south, whose trade
was very much smaller than that be
tween the Dominion and the United
States. I said the fact that he had ex
pressed his readiness to receive the
representations that Canada wished to
make, would show that he was quite
open to consider that question. 1 was
further strengthened in my views, I ad
ded, by the disposition he had shown
to make reciprocal arrangements with
: the colony of Newfoundland.
"Some question then arose between
Sir Julian and Mr. Blame, as to bond
■ negotiations. Sir Julian explained that
' bonds had no authority to be negotiated
in any other way than through him.
Blame said it did not appear necessary
to negotiate a treaty with New
: foundland as that colony had ex
pressed its readiness to give
the United States the privileges enjoyed
by their own citizens, and they proposed
not. only to give bait to United States
fishermen, but to refuse to give the same
privilege to Canada. I told Mr. Blame
that the bait act in Newfoundland had
received the aßsent of her majesty upon
the distinct pledge that Canadian ves
sels would not be affected by it. Her
majesty had the power to disallow any
bill that might be passed upon the sub
ject of the colony.
"Upon the conclusion of the inter
view, I thanked Mr. Blame very much
for his courtesy."
Following this is Sir Charles Tupper's
report with regard to his doings in
Washington when accompanied by Sir
John Thompson and Mr. Foster. It ap-
Sears that Sir Julian's telegram about
tr. Blame's desire to postpone the con
ference did not reach * Sir Charles
in time, and he had no intima
tion of it till the delegates reached
Washington. Mr. Blame at the meet
ing then expressed great regret at their
failure to receive his message. He said
the president was extremely anxious to
be in Washington during the negotia
tions, and requested that they be de
ferred until a later date, as he had made
arrangements which could not be
changed for an immediate visit to the
West; and Blame also mentioned that
the president said as there would be no
meeting of the cabinet before December,
no serious inconvenience, he trusted,
would arise from postponement. The
date was later fixed for October 12th,
next. <
In conclusion Sir Charles says: "After
carefully thinking over all that has oc
curred, I consider there is good reason
to hope that fair arrangements may be
Viatic with the'fcovernttrent; of the Unit
ed States, in relation to tbe important
question contained in Lord Stanley's
dispatch to Lord Knutsford of the 13th
of December, 1890.
Some Plausibility Attaohed to the Theory
That He is Selling Organs in South
Dakota—A Skillful Organist.
Chicago, June 4. —Mrs. Hanchette, of
Los Angeles, telegraphed Lieutenant
Kipley, of the central station, this morn
ing, that she would pay a reward of
$300 for the location of her husband,
alive. The dispatch was immediately
sent to Sheriff Cooley, at Flandreau,
S. D., who believes he has located
the missing man, selling Kimball
organs. Mrs. Hanchette says her hus
band is a skillful organist, and the fact
that his brother, C. D. Hanchette, of
Hancock, Mich., once sold Kimball
organs, lends a significant appearance
to the theory established by the South
Dakota officeis.
Russell & Co.'s European, American and
Asiatic Houses Ruined.
New York, June 4.—The rumored
suspension of Russell & Co., of China,
was confirmed today at their New York
office. The house in China suspended,
in consequence of which the New York,
London and Boston branches had to
suspend. The amount of the liabilities
or assets is not known to the New York
representatives. The liabilities are cur
rently reported to amount to several
million dollars. The liabilities are
chiefly owing to several banks in China,
a few banks in London and a few ill
New York. Up to eight years ago
Russell & Co. were the managers
of the largest local steamship in China.
It was a source of great profit, and after
its sale to Chinese capitalists the old
partners in the firm retired, taking their
fortunes with them. Since then the
profits of the China trade have not war
ranted an expensive style of conducting
the business. A few months ago' tho
firm attempted to organize a bank in
London. Two of the wealthiest directors
recently withdrew, and the scheme col
lapsed. The firm's principal business
was in silks and teas. In a silk manu
factory at Hongkong, it is said, they lost
from $300,000 to $400,000. Of the "part
ners W. H. and H. D. Forbes reside in
Hongkong; S. W. Pomeroy in London;
F. H. N. Huntington in Paris, John M.
Forbes, jr., in New York.
Blame at Bar Harbor.
Bar Harbor, June 4. —Secretary
Blame has arrived here and is now quar
tered at his summer home.
Sir John's Condition.
Ottawa, June 4. —Doctors Grant and
Wright said late tonight that there was
little change in Sir John Mac Donald's
Out of Luck.
San Francisco, June 4. —Hines's error
gave San Jose the game today. Score:
Sau Jose, 6; Oakland, 5.
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