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LOS ANGELES HERALD.
VOL. 36.—N0. 130.
IS BALMACEDA DEAD?
A Rumor to That Effect in
Tvilled in the Mountains While
Trying to Escape.
A Reign of Terror in the Southern
Provinces of Chile.
Congressional Chiefs Welcomed to San
tiago—Bitter Feeling Against Amer
ica- Minister Kgan's Extraor
Aisoeiated Press Dispatches.
New York, Sept. 2.—A morning pa
per prints tiie following: The report
reached thia city yesterday from Santi
ago, that Balmaceda, ex-dictator of
Chile, haa been killed in the mountains
while trying to effect his escape.
A REIGN OF TERROR.
New York, Sept. I.—The Herald this
morning publishes this dispatch :
Valparaiso, Chile, Sept. I.—Exciting
news was brought today from the south
by a straits steamer which came up from
Talcahuano. Two regiments of govern
ment troopt taken to that port recently
from Coquimbo, by the transport Im
periale, revolted when they heard of the
defeat of the Balmacedists. At Piacilla
last Friday, they shot to death their
officers and disbanded. Nearly four
thusand coal miners joined them, and
together they have practically taken
possession of the town of Coronel, on
the coast abnut twenty-five miles south
ALL SORTS OF EXCESSES.
have been committed by them. Houses
and stores have been sacked and burn
ed. The slightest - protest against their
actions is met by rifle shots.
Some outrages have been committed
also in Concepcion and Talcahuano, but
the force at the disposal of the author
ities there has been sufficient to save
them ironi the fate which has overtaken
the 6000 people of Coronel. As soon as
the news was received here this morn
ing, the German warship Sophie and
the British gunboat Daphne were order
ed to go at once to Coronel and protect
the foreign interests. The government
officials here have also taken steps to
beat the mob into submission.
CONGRESSIONAL CHIEK.S AT THE CAPITAL.
Sefior Montt, General Canto and oth
ers of the Congressional chiefs arrived
in Santiago this morning. They were
received with the greatest enthusiasm
by,the people of the capital. General
Baquedano, acting president, received
them officially. The other members of
the junta are expected to arrive from
BITTER KEELING AGAINST AMERICANS.
There is no disguising the fact that
there is a bitter feeling againat the
Americans on the part of the successful
revolutionists. The feeling is so strong
that unless it is placated in some way it
may seriously affect American com
mercial relations in Chile for sometime.
The capture of the Itata tirst created the
impression that the United States gov
ernment was actively unfavorable to
the revolutionary cause. This impres
sion was intensified by the action of
Admiral Brown when he visited Quin
tere bay, August 20th, to witness the
landing of General Canto's army. The
admiral desired to see the maneuvers,
and invited some of the naval officers in
Valparaiso to come to the flag ship San
Francisco and go to Quintero bay. Only
the German officers accepted.
BROWN A GOVERNMENT SPY.
The San Francisco, did not anchor at
Quintero bay, but steamed around until
the landing was effected, and then
headed for Valparaiso. A boat was sent
from the transport Copiapo to visit the
American cruiser, but did not suc
ceed in getting aboard. Upon the arrival
of the San Francisco here Lieutenant
Dyer visited Intendente Viel to secure
permission to send a cable dispatch to
the navy department. This visit has
been construed by the adherents of the
junta, as proof positive that Admiral
Brown was acting as a government spy
on the movements of the opposition,
and no amount of explanation has been
sufficient to remove this impression.
MINISTER EGAN'S MEASURES.
Then other things have served to
strengthen the feeling against the
United States. Not the least import
ant is the very general belief that Min
ister Egan has been an active partisan
of Balmaceda, and used his influence
in preventing the state department
from recognizing the belligerent rights
of the insurgents. Acting Secretary of
State Wharton's action in ignoring the
Congressional envoys even now, when it
is a recognized fact that tbey represent
the only government of the country, has
increased the feeling against citizens of
the United States.
Admiral Brown's action in refusing to
give up political refugees who have
found an asylum on his ships has also
added to the general irritation. It is the
general belief that Admiral Brown is
acting under instructions or by advice of
Egan. The minister is expected to ar
rive here tomorrow for the purpose of
consulting the admiral as to the final
disposition of the reiugees now on the
American ships. Feeling against Egan
is very violent, and there is little ques
tion that his recall will soon be de
REFUGEES SENT NORTH.
The German admiral settled the ques
tion as to the disposition of the refugees
so far as he is concerned, by sending the
corvette Alexandrine to the north today,
presumably to Callao, with Sefior
Claudio Vicuna, the recent president
elect ; Admiral Oscar Viei, ex-intendente
of Valparaiso; Captain Fuentes, re
cently in command of the torpedo boat,
Almirante Lynch; Sefior Sanchez, late
superintendent of the custom house,
. and others aboard.
CONSUL M'CREABY 18 ALL RIGHT.
McCreary, United States consul at
Valparaiso, is in high favor. He ren
dered valuable services to persecuted
women and political refugees, whose
lives were in danger.
The records at Santiago confirm the
statement that on August 18th, Presi
dent Balmaceda ordered twelve young
men shot to death. They were charged
with having engaged in a plot to blow
up railroad bridges and thus prevent
the movement of government troops.
Many of them were mere boys of 10 to
18 years of age. It is charged, and from
the" records appears to be true, that only
a small portion of the cruelties perpe
trated by the late government have been
The Congressionalists are giving trials
to all against whom offenses are charged,
and executions up to this time have
been remarkably few. Much pity is
felt for the families of the Balmacedist
officials who have fled the country.
Many of them are left behind, friendless
AN UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCH.
The torpedo boat Almirante Lynch
and the cruiser Esmeralda returned
today from an unsuccessful search for
the Almirante Condell and the trans
port Imperiale. Nothing has been heard
of these vessels since they left Co
Order has been restored in Santiago
THK ITATA AFFAIR.
The Arms Belong to Trumbull—The Ship
to the Chilean Company.
New York, Sept. I.—Charles R. Flint,
agent of the Chilean Steamship com
pany, has retained William VV. Good
rich as counsel to proceed to Los Angeles
to defend the interests of the owners of
the Itata in the suit brought by the
United States against the vessel. W.
M. Ivins, counsel for George
F. Burt, shipper of the arms,
said: "The arms belong to
Trumbull. He bought them and paid
for them. Whether he will claim them
or not I do not know, but if I were in
his place I certainly should. As to the
ship, that belongs to the Chilean Steam
ship company. Though she was seized
by the insurgents, the insurgent gov
ernment was never her owner."
Egan Still Silent.
Washington, Sept. I.—Not a word of
news has been received at the state de
partment from Minister Egan respect
ing the state of affairs in Chile, save a
brief cablegram sent last week telling of
an unimportant skirmish. Officials of
the department are at a loss to explain
this reticence on the part of the minis
ter, except on the theory that tele
graphic communication between Val
paraiso, the cable terminus, and San
tiago, the capital, where Minister Egan
resides, is not yet fully restored.
The Pinto Puts to Sea.
Kiel, Sept. I.—The new Chilean war
ship Presidents Pinto, which has been
at this port for some days past, put to
sea today. Her destination is unknown.
It is reported that the Piesidente will
take her supply of arms, etc., on board
off the coast outside the three-mile
INSULTING TO UNCLE SAM.
Much Ado ln Central America About the
City of Panama Affair.
St. Louis, Sept. I.—A dispatch from
the City of Mexico says : The press of
Guatemala and San Salvador is very in
sulting to the United States in referring
to the City of Panama incident. The
former claims that the United States
was weak in acceding to the exactions
of Salvador, and the latter says the
United States, knowing its strength, is
arrogant toward the smaller nations.
The telegram, dated August 21st, and
published in the United States, stat
ing that President Ezeta, of Salvador,
had telegraphed to Ignacio Mariecal,
foreign minister of Mexico, is untrue,
but the fact is, as stated in the dis
patches of the 18th, and had no refer
ence to the war between Guatemala and
Salvador, but to Guatemala inciting the
Salvadorians to rebellion, which Ezeta
requested Rodriquez, his representative
here, to request Mariscal to stop, in the
interest of Central American peace.
There is no immediate danger of war in
Central America, and even the Nicara
guan incident is a matter of personal
spite on the part of Nicaragua's presi
LOST HIS JOB.
A Cashier Who Had the Nerve to Im
peach His Chiefs.
New York, Sept. I.—The trustees of
the New York Life Insurance company,
at a special meeting yesterday, directed
the dismissal from the company's em
ploy of Theodore M. Banta, cashier,
Who made charges of mismanagement
against the president and trustees
of the company, four years ago.
The charges against President
Beers were not made public at
the time, but were recently published
by the Times, which his for some
months been interesting itself with
the inside management of the New
York life insurance company. Since
they were printed, Banta has
been subjected .to criticism from
certain quarters, but he was silent until
a few days ago, when he replied to the
criticisms in a lengthy letter, defending
his position, and reiterating the charges
of mismanagement and dishonesty on
the part of Beers. The reply of the
board of trustees to this is his dismissal.
BLOWN TEN RODS.
A Car of Powder Exploded 'While the
Train Was at Full Speed.
Winslow, Ariz., Sept. I,—As train No.
34 was running at full speed near Deni
son station at 7 o'clock this morning, a
car of powder blew up, instantly killing
brakeman E. W. White and stockman
August Hackmann. Both were riding
on top of the car, and were blown teh
rods. All but the lower part of the
powder car and the adjoining car were
blown away. The wires were blown
Sacramento, Sept. t.—At the request
ot various labor organizations, Governor
Markham today issued a proclamation
recommending that Monday, September
7th, be observed as a day of rest and
recreation, and that all business not
necessary to the comfort and welfare of
the people be suspended, also that all
the state offices be closed on that day.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1891.
DAVIS WILL CASE.
Sensational Expert Testi
The Instrument Written With
A Few More Days Will Bring the
Contest to a Close.
World's Fair Officials Voluntarily Re
ducing Their Salaries—The Annex
ation Fever Spreading in Ha
Associated Press Dispatches.
Butte, Mont., Sept. I.—Today the
proceedings in the famous Davis will
case were of more than ordinary inter
est. Proponent John A. Davis was on
the Btand; also A. J. Davis, of the.First
National bank, a nephew of the late A.
J. Davis, who testified that the signa
ture to the will was genuine.
By mutual agreement of counsel and
consent of the court, a practical chem
ical test of the ink with which the will
was written took place in the presence
of the court and jury. Only one letter
in the body of the will and one letter in
each of the signatures of the attesting
witnesses, together with a portion of the
scroll line under the alleged signature,
were subjected to the test.
The contestants, through their ex
perts, Harry L. Tolman, of Chicago;
David N. Carvalho and Daniel T. Ames,
of New York, and Dr. William E. Ho
gan, of Troy, N. V., have been testifying
and claiming that the will was written
with negrosin ink, which was not known
or made until many years subsequent to
the time the instrument was executed.
They also claimed that tbe signature of
Sconce, the only living witness to the
will, was written with iron ink.
The tests today were conducted by B.
L. Tolman, for tbe contestants, while
H. R. Sedges and O. D. Oh ton. late
superintendent of tests of the Union
Pacific system, represented the prosecu
tion. About an hour was consumed in
making the tests and taking the testi
mony of experts as to the result of the
tests, which showed conclusively to the
satisfaction of the contestants that tbe
evidence given by Sedges several days
since was true; that the body of the will
and all the signatures were written with
logwood ink, which has been in use for
fifty years. That opinion was confirmed
today by the analysis, and the result
has caused a sensation.
The court will present the case to the
jury in a few days, and it is expected
that the result will be known about the
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
The National Commission and Lady
Managers About to Meet.
CnicAtio, Sept. 1. — The national
board of commissioners of the world's
fair, and also the lady managers, will
meet tomorrow. One matter to come
before the commission will be the ques
tion how to avoid a deficit of about
$23,000 in the appropriation for the
year. It is probable that this will be
accomplished by cutting down tne sal
aries. President Palmer has already
agreed to give up his $5000 salary, and
Director General Davis voluntarily sub
mits to a cut of $3000. Twelve thousand
more will be saved by dispensing with
the April meeting.
A local paper says the finance com
mittee is considering the propoaition to
aak congress to make the fair manage
ment a loan of $5,000,000, taking a
mortgage on thereceipta. In any event,
aa the government has provided for the
giving of medals and juriea of award,
congress will be asked to appropriate
enough money for medals and juries,
$500,000 to $700,000.
Traffic Manager Jaycox haa been ad
vised by the managers of the Pacific
Coast Steamship company, that all the
lines which they represent, will grant
half rates on exhibits to and from the
exposition. The Southern Pacific rail
way has made the same announcement.
Elliott F. Shepard, Dr. Patton, of
Princeton college, General Howard and
other widely-known representatives of
the Sabbath Union arrived in the city
tonight. They will present to the
national commission a request that the
world's fair be kept closed on Sunday.
The McKinley Bill Causing the Senti
ment to Spread.
Chicago, Sept. I.—Hon. J. S. Thurs
ton, of Honolulu, who is in the city,
said to a reporter tonight that the Mc-
Kinley bill haa had the effect of uniting
the native and foreign population of
Hawaii, on the subject of annexation.
He has juat received one of the native
newspapers, which advocates the forma
tion of a republic or immediate annexa
tion to the United States. This fact is
remarkable, as it is the first time in
Hawaiian history that the natives have
publicly favored such a thing. While
it is true they are weary of monarchy,
yet nothing but the blow at Hawaii's
sugar industry could have brought them
to jfavor annexation. The hope of the
planters there, is that the president
will next year exercise the power given
him to place a duty again upon beet
sugar from such countries aa nave not
reciprocated with ■ the necesaary free
entriea. This would relieve the burden,
but at any rate tbe Hawaiians are pre-
Earing to negotiate with the United
tatea for free trade. Thuraton says
now that tbe sugar industry is no longer
a great source of income, it is intended
to bring the island prominently before
tbe world as a land for tourists.
An Important Decision.
Boston, Sept. 2.—Judge Lathiop, of
the Supreme court, has sent down a de
cision on an important point of law
applicable to the Australian ballot act.
LAn effort waa made by citizens of Re
vere to oust a member of the board of
selectmen, the important point being
that several persons who had no right
to vote voted for the candidate. The
defendant contended that under the
Australian ballot act it could not be
objected after the election that persons
voted illegally where it did not appear
that the votes of such persons were
challenged in the manner provided by
the act. Judge Lathrop sustained the
A Heinous Crime Perpetrated in tbe
Wood* of Mariposa.
Merced, Cal., Sept. I.—On Sunday
night Miss Cora Eubank, who lives with
her parents in Cathey valley, Mariposa
county, was returning on horseback from
a visit at a neighbor's. While riding
through a thicket a masked man stepped
out with a shotgun and ordered her to
stop and dismount. She presumed that
his intention was to steal the horse.
When the masked fiend approached she
stood ready to deliver the animal.
Horse-stealing, however, was not his
design. He seized hold of her, threw
her to the ground, and choked
and beat her about the head until
submission to his lecherous desires was
necessary from physical exhaustion.
, What happened after this Miss Eubanks
bas no recollection of. When found
•he was unconscious. When her con
sciousness returned she related the cir
cumstances, and described the fiend as
being a large middle-aged man, wearing
faded clothes. A large number of
friends started in pursuit of the crim
inal. They were all armed with guns,
and determined to lynch the wretch if
AN ELEMENT OF DISCORD.*
The Burlington's Montana Extension
Alarms the Other Roads.
Chicago, Sept. I.—The fact that the
Burlington company is pushing the ex
tension of its lines to Helena, Mont., is
being utilised in certain quarters to
create discord among the members of
the Western Traffic association. The
Montana lines have suddenly awakened
to the fact that when the extension is
completed, the Burlington will be an
active competitor with the shortest line
from Hvlena to Chicago, and it is under
stood that they will lay the matter be
fore the advisory board next month,
with the allegation that the Burlington
has violated the agreement. The Burl
ington people say the extension was be
gun before the Western Traffic agree
ment was formed.
The Notorious Bogus Nun on Trial for
New York, Sept. Beat
rice," the notorious bogus nun, who bas
been frequently exposed in the news
papers, was today in the Jefferson
Market police court on a charge of
vagrancy preferred by Agent Jerome, of
the Charity Organization society. She
*was committed lor examination. She is
the woman who sued the late Senator
-tginaon Cameron, of Pennsylvania, for
$50,000 for breach of promise of mar
riage. She is said to be the wife of
Thomas Marshall Oliver, of Louisville,
Ky., who discarded her.
The Supposed Murderer of Irett Again
Before the Public.
Merced, Cal., Sept. I.—August Olsen,
who was tried and acquitted last year
for the murder of his brother-in-law,
John Ivett, is again before the public.
He and Bob McFarland quarreled a few
days ago at La Grange. Tistols were
drawn but no shots were fired. Satur
day they quarreled again. Olsen
knocked McFarland down, and the lat
ter stabbed Olsen slightly. Both men
were arrested and will have an examina
tion at Snelling tomorrow. More trouble
is feared between the friends of the men.
SEEING VS. BELIEVING.
Rain-Maker Melbourne Makes a Convinc
Cheyenne, Wy., Sept. I.—Melbourne's
rain-making has been crowned with
success. At2:3o this afternoon, a storm
suddenly broke forth, contrary to all
expectations, and two hours later there
was a heavy rain, in accordance with
Melbourne's predictions. The rainfall
extended over a radius of fifteen to
twenty miles around this city, and the
official measurement waa one and a half
inches. Those who were skeptical are
now convinced that there is something
in Melbourne's system.
A Successful Dynamite Shell.
Sybacube, N. V., Sept.l.—Dr. Justin,
the Syracuse iuventor, made a success
ful test of his dynamite Bhell at Perry
ville Falls, Madison county, today. The
experiment consisted in throwing a
sixty-pound shell, containing forty-one
ounces of nitro-gelatine, from a five
inch parrot rifle. The shell was thrown
half a mile against a solid wall of lime
stone rock, where it exploded with great
Lafayette, Ind., Sept I.—The freight
brakemen and conductors on the Lake
Erie and Western railway struck again
here this evening, and have notified the
men at Peru, Lima and Indianapolis of
their action. Tbe new schedule did not
prove satisfactory to them, and a com
mittee waited on General Manager
Bradbury today, at Indianapolis. The
conference did not prove satisfactory and
a strike was inaugurated this evening.
A Casualty at Johnstown.
Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 1. —Fire de
stroyed the three-story frame residence
of James Patton, this afternoon. Mr.
Patton jumped from the third floor to
the street, and waa injured, it is thought
fatally. A 5-year-old boy, a relative of
Mr. Patton, was burned to death.
The Tennessee Legislature.
Nash ville, Term., Sept. I.—The gen
eral assembly met at 10 o'clock this morn
ing, and adjourned before noon to meet
tomorrow morning. Pending the action
of the committee considering the peni
tentiary bill, nothing of general interest
will be done.
Kentucky's New Governor.
Frankfoht, Ky., Sept, I.—Governor
Brown was inaugurated at noon today,
with elaborate and impressive cere
monies. Fully 20,000 people were present.
Returned to Washington.
Washington, Sept. I.—Assistant Sec
retary of the Treasury Nettleton and
Secretary of the Navy Tracy have re
turned from New York.
Today and tomorrow our store will remain closed, in
order to prepare for our
We will positively CLOSE, QUIT, GIVE UP busi
ness October 31st, '91, as the goods must be sold.
We will sell regardless of cost. Later on we will
quote prices and give you further evidence that we
mean business by printing a receipt for $1000, which
I we will deposit with a prominent bank as a guarantee
of good faith to the public, the money to be donated
to the LOS ANGELES COUNCIL OF LABOR if
we do not keep our word.
I WATCH US FOR BARGAINS!
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