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The Insurgent Itata

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Washington City, June 5.- Secretary Tracy last night received the followinj, dispatch from Admiral McCann, datec Iquique, Chili, June 4: ''The Itata arrivec at Iquique from Tocapella last night anrl was placed at the disposition of Admiral McCann this morning. She had on board 5,000 rifles and ammunition taken from the Robert and Mhmie off the port of San Diego, Cal. She had no more munitions of war than those belonging to the ship, and transferred nothing to the Esmeralda, with whom she communicated off Acapulco, Mex. She then went direct ;o Tocapella. The Charleston arrived at [quique to day." Will Be Sent Back to San Diego. As soon as the Itata takes on coal and prepares for the return trip, Admiral Mc 3ann will send her back to San Diego, Drobably under convoy of one of the cruisers. She will be delivered to the United States court officers at San Diego, and the proceedings against her for violation of the neutrality laws will be resumed at the point where they were interrupted jy the unlawful departure of the steamer, and the responsible parties will likely be called upon to answer the charge of contempt of court for running away while under injunction. Didn't Want to Affront Uncle Sani. The Chilian insurgente, it seems, upon ïearing of the escape of the Itata wbile under injunetion, disapproved of this ac;ion and at once determined to surrender he vessel, and a proposition was made by ;he insurgents through Admiral McCann to surrender the vessel as soon as she reached a South American port. Tocapella is an insurgent port, and there was nothing to prevent the Itata unloading her war munitions into the hands of the insurgents while she was there, but the jnsurgent junta id not care to anger the jnited States.