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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36.—N0. 134.
THE WAR ENDED.
Last Act in the
Santiago Taken By
A Bloodthirsty Mob First De
spoiled the City.
Balmaceda's Palace and Houses
of Other Officers Burned.
The Tyrant's Flight Was All That
Saved His Life.
He Is Supposed to Be Aboard One of
His Vessels Bn Bout* to Buenos
Ay/es—Feeling Against the
Associated Press Dispatches.
New York, August 31.—The Herald's
cable advices of date Valparaiso, August
30th, says: The Chanaral regiment of
tbe Congressional army took formal pos
session of Santiago tonight, and practic
ally the last act in the bloody drama of
the revolution wbich has torn Chile to
pieces for the past seven months is
closed. The capital city was in the
hands of a bloodthirsty mob last night,
and while it was unable to satisfy its
murderous instincts, it destroyed a vast
amount of property.
A MOB TO KILL BALMACEDA. .
As soon as the news reached Santiago
yesterday of the overwhelming defeat of
the government troops on the heights of
Vlacilla, and the fall of Valparaiso, and
the people knew that Balmaceda's power
waa gone, their enmity tohis government
broke forth. The cry waa raised that
the president abould be killed, and a
mob started for his house. It grew in
numbers and fnry as it went through
the streets, and by the time it reach td
the executive mansion it was ripe for
any bloody .deed.' Short Shrift w\>uld
have been made of the president had he
RESORT TO THE TORCH.
The'bloodthirsty fury of the mob was
. balked. Then the desire/for revenge
* found vent in the aujsttcation of the
torch. Soon Balmaceda's house was a'
mass of flames. Before it had been de
stroyed the mob marched off to. the
house of Senor Goday, ex-minister of
the interior aud an ardent Balmacedist,
and set fire to his house. Then
the residences of Balmaceda's mother,
General Barbosa, Sefiors McKenna and
Eastman, the- government newspaper
offices, and the bouses of several promi
nent officials were burned to the ground.
The city Was panic-stricken, business
was suspended, and the people outside
the mob kept close to their houses.
The police, fire department and army
were demoralized, and made no attempt
to maintain order.
DECIDED TO SURRENDER.
Balmaceda, when he first heard of the
fall of Valparaiso, sent for General
Baquenado, commander of the govern
ment troops in Santiago, to meet him.
A council of war was held at Valasquez,
at which President Balmaceda and the
leading Balmacedans were present. The
situation was thoroughly canvassed, and
it was decided to surrender the capital.
Baquenado was given charge of the city,
and authorized to arrange terms of sur
THE city handed over.
Word was sent to General Canto that
all the troops in Santiago bad declared
adhesion to the Congressional party,and
that Santiago was at bis disposal. The
Cbanaral regiment was ordered to pro
ceed to Santiago to assist tbe govern
ment troops in keeping order, and pre
pare tbe barracks for 2000 additional
troops. Accompanying tbe regiment
was Sefior A. L. Timirano, who will for
the present act aa intendente of the cap
THE CITY IN A TERRIBLE STATE.
It ia learned that the city of Santiago
is in a terrible state. In addition to
the destruction done by tbe mob. it is
threatened with an irruption of all the
desperate characters in the surrounding
country. General Baquenado has posted
the imperial regiment in a cordon about
the city to prevent outlaws from enter
ing the city, but it is almost a hopeless
task. General Canto and staff have left
Valparaiso for Santiago with additional
troops, A new chief of,police of San
tiago and a new railroad administrator
have been appointed.
THE DICTA TOR jBjajSUGHT.
It is asserted on good authority that
Balmaceda went by special train to Tal
cahuano yeaterday. There he will make
connection with the Condell and Impe
rial, and in one of these vessels make for
Buenos Ayres or Montevideo. If this is
so he will probably escape.
RIOTING IN VALPARAISO.
Comparative order has been restored
in this city. The rioters caught in their
work were summarily dealt with, many
being shot. But tbe rioting waa not
stopped until property worth $1,800,000,
had been destroyed.
Many tyrannical acts have been
perpetrated here since January by
the government officials,.. sad
every war ship in the bay ba* a quota of
refugees. Thia gave rise to bitter feeling
on the part of tbe Congressionalists,
particularly against tbe Americans, for
Admiral Brown has given asylum to
many unpopular officials on board of the
Ban Francisco and Baltimore.
KEELING AGAINST AMERICA SUBDUED.
Admiral Brown, of the San Francisco,
this afternoon bad a long conference
with the junta leaders, and the irrita
tion against the Americans has been
■übdned. Tbe junta is exceedingly
anxious to secnre recognition from the
United States, and is now hopeful that
it will be accorded tbem.
Numerous government officials have
been arrested, but such have been as
sured of a fait- trial .before the proper
authorities when quiet is restored.
Seflor Bfontt and General Canto say
there will be no measures taken towards
the formation of a new government un
til all the members of the junta arrive
here from Iquique. It is hardly prob
able an election Will be held for some
time, and in the meantime the junta
will be in control.
SUFFERINGS OF WOUNDED SOLDIERS.
The ambulance service has been sim
ply disgraceful. Hundreds of wounded
men were left on tbe battlefield to die
who might have been saved if prompt
measures of relief had been taken.
The surgeons tf the foreign warships
have done most valuable service in car
ing for the wounded, and had it not
been for their hard, effective work, the
sufferings of the wounded soldiers
would have been much greater. Espe
cial credit is due to the medical staffs of
the United States ships San Francisco
THE ESPIEOLE'S CARGO OF TREASURE.
It has been ascertained that 800,000
pesos of silver waa shipped on the Brit
ish sloop of war Eapiegle. Seymour the
British naval officer here, is making
every effort to communicate with the
captain of the Espiegle with a
view to detaining the bullion if
possible. It is supposed Balmaceda in
tended to use tbe money to make pay
ments on account of the new cruisers
Presidents Errazuriz and Presidente
THI NEWS AT WASHINGTON.
Admiral Brown Make* a Report—Minister
Bg-an Not Heard From.
Washinoonn, August 30.—A dispatch
dated Valparaiso, August 29th, has been
received at the navy department from
Rear-Admiral Brown. It says: "In
surgents have possession of Valparaiso.
City taken yesterday morning after
very sanguinary engagements. Govern
ment had advantage of a good position,
but bad generalship. Troops disaffected.
Insurgent ships not present. Forts not
engaged. Lynsh, with three second
class torpedo boats captured. Foreign
admirals demanded guarantee in pro
tecting lives and property of foreign sub
jects. I have one hundred men at con
sulate. refugees aboard. Provis
ional president here."
MINIHTKB EOAN'S SILENCE.
The dispatch from Admiral Brown to
the navy department was the only in
formatwn.rsjseiva<i,he*e : today by the
government officials of the situation in
.Chile. Nothing further has been heard
'from the consul at Valparaiso since his
dispatch announcing toe surrender of
that city to the insurgents. Nor has
anything, been received from Minister
Egan at Santiago.
THIS"STATE DEPARTMENT STILL DOUBTS.
-It is believed officials of the
state notwithstanding the,
dispatchea to the contrary, Santiags'is
still in the hands of Balmaceda. They
base this opinion on the fact that the
department has not been informed by
Egan of its capture.' They say he would
certainly have notified the department
had the city been surrendered, as there
is no interference with tbe cable line,
via Buenos Ayres, so far as the depart
BALMACEDA NOT A FUGITIVE.
It is reliably reported that the Chil
ean minister received word today that
Balmaceda is still in possession of San
tiago, and that he has not fled.
THE JUNTA EN ROUTE TO SANTIAGO.
The following dispatch was received
this afternoon by Montt, one of the con
"Iquioue, August 30. —Junta of con
gressional government is en route for
Santiago today. [Signed] Ebrazuziz."
CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY ESTABLISHED.
The only news received here by the
envoys of tbe congressional party, be
sides the dispatch from Iquique, was a
message from Lima, stating that San
tiago is in the hands of the congres
sional party, and that they have estab
lished temporary authority looking to
the safety of persons and property, and
that Balmaceda'a whereabouts is un
IN FOREIGN CAPITALS.
Berlin and Part* Rejoice at Balmaceda'a
FaU—The Eapiegle Affair.
London, August 30.—The Berlin eor>
respondent of the Times says the Brit
ish man-of-war Espiegle consented to
carry Balmaceda's silver only after an
American man-of-war had declined a
tempting offer to perform the same
service. The press of both Berlin and
Paris rejoices at the fall of Bilmaceda.
Paris, August 30.—The agents of the
Chilean congressional party have re
ceived an official dispatch from Santiago,
saying the congressional party is in con
trol o? the oapitol, and that Balmaceda
fled Friday night, resigning in favor of
THE WNTO- WANTS *»0 DOCK.
Berlin, August 30.—The commander
of the Chilean cruiser Presidente Pinto,
has asked, the German authorities for
permission to dock hia vessel at Kiel.
•fudge Schofleld Dead.
Warren, Pa., August 30.—Judge G.
W. Schofleld died this morning of heart
disease, aged 77. He was a member of
the 38th, 39th, 40tn, 41st, 42dand43d
congresses; register of the treasury under
President Hayes, and was appointed
Judge of the court of claims by Presi
dent Garfield, retiring last July.
Part or the Blmma Gang Captured.
De Soto, Miss., August 30.—Marshal
Wilkes sad deputies, who followed tbe
notorious Bob Simma sod gang, of
illicit distillers and murderas from Ala
bama, early this morning captured
eight of the gang nf,ar here. Simma
himself evaded capture.
MONDAY MORNING, 31, 1891.
WEST COAST NEWS.
A Big Fire at Winnemucca,
The Business Part of the Town
An Electric Oar and a Horse Car Col
lided in Oakland.
Glenn County Troubles to Be Reviewed
Before the Governor—Vacaville
Associated Press Dispatches, "is
Winnemucca, Nev., August 30. —A
disastrous fire occurred here today. It
originated in some unknown way in cut
buildings attached to John Schmidt's
boot and shoe store and spread with
great rapidity. The waterworks failed
utterly,and in three hours every build
ing in tbe line of the fire, except the
fireproof First National bank building,
had been utterly destroyed. The lose
amounts to $190,000, with about $60,000
The principal losses are as follows:
N. Levy & Co., general merchandise,
)oss, $75,000; insurance, $40,000.
John Schmidt, boots and shoes, store
and residence, loss, $43,000; no insur
Chris Diehl, bakery, residence, saloon
and another building, loss, $10,000; par
Masonic hall, loss $20,000; insurance,
The Silver State (newspaper) loss,
Gaawori'S loss, $3000; no insurance.
Judge Bonnifield's law office and busi
ness house on Main street, loss, 11200;
insured for $600. He saved his exten
sive law library.
George H. Walker, undertaking estab
lishment, loss, $1000; insured for $600.
Charles Wurtelle, variety and fruit
store, loss, $2000; no insurance.
George Lusher'a saloon, loss, $2500;
Henry Busch, two buildings, loss,
$3000; no insurance.
L. Hoffman, store, loss $5000; no in
F. L. Fellows, saloon building, loss,
$3000; no insurance.
Mrs. A. F. Gibson, postoffice building,
loss, $1000; no insurance; also her resi
dence, loss, $2000; insurance, $800.
Mrs. Mary Brown, building, loss,
$1000; partially insured.
The McAllister residence, loss, $500;
Miss Lou Chapelle, building, lost,
$B r^ry4rarr«h,^welling, lossV $1000;
insured for $300.
D. Paecale's residence, loss, $3000; In
surance, $1600. \
Mrs. Windle's residence, loss, $1600;
Troublesome Glenn County.
Sacramento, August 30.—Tomorrow
Governor Markham will hear testimony
arid argument in behalf of Colusa and
Glenn to the consti
tutionality of-'the act organizing the
county of Glenn. Attorney-General
Hart held the act constitutional, but the
Colusa people have appealed to the gov
ernor to overrule the attorney-general,
and allow them to take the caae into
court. If a trial is ordered, it will last
several months, and probably a thous
and witnesses will be called. The hear
ing also involves the question of fraud
at tbe election for the division of the
county of Colusa.
Vacaville Fruit Shipments.
Vacavii.lb, Cal., August 30.—Accord
ing to a statement published in the En
terprise yesterday, there have been
shipped to eastern paints 344 carioads of
green fruit and forty-five carloads of
dried fruit, being largely in excess of
the number of cars shipped at the same
time last year. 'Edward Fisher, cashier
of the Bank of Vacaville, states that
$265,000 has been paid to growers for
fruit so far this season. This sum is
slightly less than last year, at this time.
In consequence of low prices, very little
dried fruit has changed hands, and the
returns aie, therefore, behind.
Sunday Ball dames.
San Francisco, August 30.—The Sac
ramentos made three runs in the third
inning today and tbe 'Friscos could not
overtake them. Score: San Francisco,
3; Sacramento, 7. In the afternoon the
San Franciscos won a closely-contested
game. Score, 6to 5.
San Jose, Cal., August 30.—The Oak
lands were defeated this afternoon in
the game with San Jos6 by a score of 9
to 3. From the beginning to the
end the home team outplayed them.
There was a large attendance and fine
An Electric Oar Collision.
Oakland, Cal., August 30.—An elec
tric car ran into a horse car at the cross
ing at Fourteenth and Grove streets to
night, badly injuring the driver and an
other man ou the platform. Horse cars
have the right of way, and the driver
expected the electric car to stop, but it
did not do so. Both cars were filled
with passengers. The crossing is a dan
gerous one, and there have been in the
Sast several narrow escapes from accid
High School Snowed Under.
Anaubim, August 30.—The county
high school was snowed under at yes
terday's election. The country pre
cincts rolled up solid majorities against
the school. Returns from nineteen pre
cincts give 320 majority against the
proposition. There are six small pre
cincts to hear from.
A loifti Killed.
Webtpokt, Cal., Auguet 30.—Alexan
der C. Broadfoot waa killed in the log
ging woods at Rockport, yesterday, by a
log rolling over htm and breaking hia
neck. He leaves four children in Allen
ford, Ontario. '
•an Blows Opon.
Btocktoh, Cal.. August 30.—Tbe aafe
at tbe Grunelle grocery store waa blown
open aome time daring the night.
ti were five employes sleeping in
tar of the building at the time of
urglary, but they did not hear the
rbance. The burglars made away
a gold watch valued at $125, and a
ond ring valued at $80, and a few
rs change from tbe till.
TEE WORLD'S HARVEST.
Interesting Statistic. Compiled by the
\ Hungarian Government.
tjtuuA, August 30.—The Hungarian
government has issued an estimate of
the world's grain harvest, based upon
consular reports from all parts of the
WBfld. The yield of wheat 1b estimated
at-tom 725,000,000 to 736,000,000 hecto
litres, and rye from 360,000,000 to 360,-
OOfifOO hectolitres, being from 44,000,
--«Jf to 60,000,000 hectolitres below the
average for wheat, and from 90,000,000
to 100,000,000 hectolitres below the
average for rye.
Austria requires to import from 10,-
OOQ.WO to 12,000,000 hectolitres of wheat
and 6,000,000 hectolitres of rye; Ger
man*, 10,000,000 hectolitres of wheat,
and from 23,000,000 to 26,000,000 hec
tolitres of rye, and France, 30.000,000
hectolitres of wheat.
Hungary has a surplus of 12,000,000
to 18,000,000 hectolitres of wheat, but of
rye there is a large deficiency.
In Russia the wheat surplus amounts
to l«t600,000 hectolitres, and the rye de
flcitJmounts to 40,000,000 to 46,000,000
THREE TIMES A MILLIONAIRE.
A Yo«d| Greek's Penchant for inherlt
■ Ins; and Spending; Fortunes.
Naw Yobk, August 30. —Constantino
Ashafcgan, a young man who has been
a millionaire twice, and is now clerking
for f w a week, is in luck again. A
number of years ago he inherited
11,00ft006 upon tbe death of his father,
a wealthy manufactuer of Athens, and
proceeded to cut a wide swath. By the
time he was 25 years of age, he was
penniless. Shortly after bis mother
*ed, leaving him another million. By
diligent application he managed to
squander this in eight months, when he
came to this country, landing at San
Francisco and beating his way to New
; York, where he has since resided. Now
an uncle in Alexandria has died and
left bim a third fortune. Constantine
| says he will take care of this one.
STORK ON THE ATLANTIC.
' Bathing Resorts Along the Jersey Shore
Abbubt Park, N. J., August 30.—A
severe northeast storm is raging along
tbe New Jersey coast tonight. Much
damage is being done. The surf is run
ning 12 and 16 feet high. Several bad
outs have been made in Ocean Grove
beach. At Long Branch the bath-houses
are undermined and toppling over,
and the fish house of William Van
dyke, at the foot of North Bath avenue,
at Long Branch, is entirely undermined.
. A Settlement Elected.
. NewfVoiSK, August 30. —A settlement
ot the of John J>. Plummet has
been effected. . His creditors and those
of his brother, Albert T. Plummer, have
fully discharged them from all claims,
retaining, however, all claims against
William A. Darling, of tbe firm. The
settlement is due in ' part to tbe belief
of the creditors that Darling disposed of
tbe greater part of tbe asetis of the
firm, and also in consequence of the
concession of certain claims against the
tbe assigned estate.
The Venezuelan Treaty.
Washington, August 30.—1t is stated
on good authority that the reported re
jection by the government of Venezuela
of the reciprocity tieaty with the United
States is incorrect. The treaty has not
been reported, but the government sent
it back, asking that it be modified, for
the leaaon that the concessions contem
plated would decrease the national rev
enues thirty per cent. The Venezuelan
government is willing to concede half
Good Advice for Servia.
Paris, August 30.—The Servian gov
ernment has communicated with M.
Ribot, French foreign minister, regard
ing the porte's diplomatic intervention
between Bulgaria and -ervia, the porte
having protested against Servia massing
troops, ostensibly for maneuvers, on the
Bulgarian frontier. It is reported that
Ribot advised Servia to adopt a pacific
attitude and to refrain from offensive
demonstrations against Bulgaria.
Excursion Train Wrecked.
Chicago, August 30.—This morning a
coal train on the New York, Lake Erie
and Western road collided with an ex
cursion train on the Baltimore and Ohio
at Lodi, Ohio. The rear car of the ex
cursion train, containing twenty-eight
passengers, was thrown from the track,
being totally demolished. Four people
were painfully injured. Tbe others
escaped wi'h a bad shaking up.
Belgian Free Forts.
Pabis, Auguet 30.—The journal of the
chamber of commerce states that the
Belgian government will declare Ant
werp and other Belgian ports tiee ports,
aiming to make Belgium the warehouse
of Europe. Many French and other
European firms would not hesitate to
transfer their business to Belgium in
order to escape the burdens of the pro
The Bmpress of Austria Insane.
Pabis, August 30.—A dispatch to
Estafette. from Vienna, says the Aus
trian empress shows symptoms of in
sanity. She is very eccentric, among
other things desiring bizarre costumes in
which to appear in public. Medical ex-
Eerts called by the emperor pronounced
er case a grave one, being associated
with an hereditary malady.
Colonel Bonner's Death.
Tylkb, Texas, August 30.—C01. Thom
as R. Bonner, senior member of the
banking house of Bonner & Bonner, and
one of the receivers of the International
and Great Northern railroad, died here
Salt Works Burned.
Latbobb, Pa., August 30.—The bicar
bonate department of the Pennsylvania
Salt Company was destroyed by fire
this morning. Loss, $100,000.
Wm. L. Scott Vying.
Eatt, Pa., August 30.—Ex-Congress
manWilliam L. Scott is said to be rap
idly shaking. His Jihyeieians have de
cided to take bim to Newport tomorrow.
For the above sum we place on sale for one week
only, about 200 Sack and Frock Suits, mostly small
lots. They are selected from $16.50, $17.50 and
This will be our last Special Sale of [the season.
After this we will begin to tell you about our new
Fall Stock, which is the largest we have ever pur
chased. The New Goods are coming in so fast that
it keeps us busy to find room, hence these extraor
dinary cuts in prices.
The special prices on Knee Pants and Mothers'
Friend Waists will prevail during this sale.
Cor. Spring and Tempi* Strata,
Our new Stock of Woolens for the season, Fall and
Winter, 1891, represents one of the largest collections
imported into this city, selected from the best looms of
the world. We avoid the two extremes usually practiced
among the tailoring trade, viz., deceptive cheapness and
fancy high prices. Our work is reliable, styles correct and
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