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THE AUG US, MONDAY; SEPTEMBER 21, 1891.
END OF BALMACEDA
The Ex-Presidentof Chili Takes
His Own Life.
BODS A BULLET INTO HIS BRAIN.
Great Rrjolelng at Valparaiso Wbsn tha
Ktwi Beaches That Cltj Tha Suiclda
Occurs at tha Argentina Legation in
Fantlago, Where Balmaceda Had Keen
la Hiding II Leave Two letter, in
One of Which He Speak a Good Word
i for MinUter Egan.
Valparaiso, Sept. 81. Ex-President
Balruaceda of Chili Bhot bimself through
tbe tempi In Ills room at the Argentine
legation in Santiago at 6:30 o'clock Satur
day morning. The story became known
liere Saturday afternoon and created the
greatest excitement, and on every hand
sra heard tbe sounds of rejoicing. It now
seems that Bal
maceda left San
tiago Ang. 29 last
in the hope of
making Lis es
cape from Chili,
but hearing that
that every avenue
of retreat was cut
off he returned
J there 8 ani
J went tHrect to the
taken by Balmaceda after the disastrous
battle near Valparaiso and the surrender
of Santiago Aug. SH has been learned. In
company with ex-Alcalde Victor Ecnauren
he took a carriage and dvove to a point
two miles outside tbe city. Here a special
train of one car aud a locomotive was in
lie bUgiiioes Himself.
Balmaceda disguised himself with a
heavy Spanish cloak. He was recognized,
however, by the driver of the carriage, a
8:otchman named Gilmore. Tbe train
went at high speed as far as Liuderos,
forty-five miles south of Santiago. There
more carriages were in waiting. Hur
riedly alighting from tbe train they en
tered the carriages and were again driven
rapidly away. Tbe route was toward San
Antonio by. All trace of tbe fugitives
was however, lost. Police from Santiago
learned of the route taken and searched
for the cariages. Tbey were unsuccessful,
but it was learned from a detective who
was eii;aged on the case Sept. 2 that the
carriages were traced to tbe outskirts of
Santiago. His intention had been to go
on board the vessel Condell, which he ex
pected to find lying in San Antonio bay.
Upon arriving here, however, be discov
ered to his chagrin that the ship had
Heard a Pistol Shot.
Since his return to the Argentine lega
tion in Santiago Balmaceda has been in an
extremely nervous condition. No one,
with the exception of tbe minister of tbe
Argentine republic and one other nina
who was devoted to the unfortunate presi
dent's cause, was permitted to talk to or
even to see him. All the different schemes
of flight were considered by the huutvd
ex-president. Senator UrrTbara went to
tbe theater Friday night. 'When he re
turned to the legation he had a long and
earnest talk with Balmaceda relative to
the latter's ideas, previously broached,
about the advisability of giving himself
tip to the junta. Balmaceda and Senor
Urriburia wfcnt to bed at midnight. Senora
Vrribura about 8 a. m. Saturday heard a
pistol shot in the bedroom that had been
assigned to Balmaceda. She notified her
husband. Vpon breaking in tbe door of
Balmaceda's room, it was found that he
had shot himself. The body was still
warm. There was a gaping wound in the
temple. Tbe body was undressed and lay
on tbe bed. Tbe revolver was still held in
his right hand.
He Leaves Letters Behind.
Domingo Torro, Balmaceda's brother-in-law,
and tbe minister to Chili from
Uruguay, Arrieta Malcher Corleta, so n
Arrived at the legation. Balmaceda left a
letter to his mother. As almost tbe last
declarations of a dying man it ia of
especial importance. He says:
"I acted all during the past eight months
with the firm conviction that I was right.
I had no one in the army in whom I could
place any trust. My generals were false
torn. They lied all through the war.
Had my orders been obeyed I believe that
tbe battle of Concon would have resulted
In a dec si ve victory against the enemy.
My heart all through this trouble l.as
been with Chili. I sought to rescue my
country from foreign domination.
(trove to make her tbe first republic in
America. My enemies say that I was
cruel. Circumstances compelled m: to
sanction certain acts, but many bad deeds
that have been attributed to my orders
were never known by me until tbey had
been committed. Until tbe final battl- it
Placilla I had strong hopes of triumphing
Dver my foes. Victory was Assured by
my generals, Alcerecca and Barbosa and
Viel They all lied.
Ad Tire from Minister Eaa-an.
"I now know those w ho only pretended
friendship for me because of the money
that was to be gotten out of me. All tbe
money that I have in my possession is
13,500. My wife gave it to me on the night
DfAug. 88. Minister Patrick Egan many
times offered me good advice. He urped
me to make peace with those opposed to
me and to retire from Chili. 1 did not
hoed his wise advice, for I thought he was
under tbe influence of tbe junta's orders
who were then refugees in the American
legatloo. A1J through the trouble my
Closest advisers were always opposed to
any overture! for peace,"
, Another letter was found addressed to
wcZOT Urribqria, In it Balmaceda says
"When I saw the persecution directed
against me by persons who bad supported
tny administration I came to tbe con
tlusion that tbe only way to put an end
to this persecution was to take my life as
I was tbe responsible one. Adios, my
food friend. Give my farewell to my
wife and children. "
. Tha Kews in London.
London, Sept. 2L Notwithstanding the
Usual qniet of Sunday, the news of Bal
maoeda'a death made a marked impres
sion here. And was tbe chief topic even
surpassing tbe question of the Darda
nelles, and tbe German emperor's Assault
on Napoleon the Great. The general feel
ing in English commercial circles is one
of relief and joy. While Balmaceda lived
there never could be an assurance that
BalmaoedA, who undoubtedly had a large
following in Chili, might not stir up an
other revolution, and reverse the order of
things, to tbe great detriment and disap
pointment of the English interests In con
trol of the nltf-AM traffic.
READY FOR A RUSH.
Thousands or Peopla Who Want Land ia
GUTHRIE, O. T.,Spt. SL --Yesterday had
little semblance to Sunday. All day the
Et-eets were crowded with prairie schoon
ers carriages, horsemen, and foot passen
gers, all jammed inta shouting, strug
gling, hurrying mass. Hundreds of horses
wt re sold on the streets, and the stores all
did a rushing business. Hundreds ar
rived in wagons yesterday, and one train
brought fifteen carloads of people. Along
the line of the reservation tbe scene is an
an: mated one. At tbe negro settlement of
Laigston are 2,(100 negroes, all armed and
on tbe road. Scores of negro men, women,
and children were passed walking tbe tit
led miles to tbe line. All of these ne
groes are determined to have a claim or
Surveyors at Work.
At Tohee 5,(H0 people are encamped and
the road to the Kickapoo reservation is a
ron inual procession for many miles.
Kirwin Murray, the Iowa interpreter,
states that in tbe reservation tbe soldiers
are driving out hundreds of sooner. At
the county seats tbe surveyors are at
work, but cannot finish the survey before
Fritay. Both county seats aro miserably
located on rocky, rough ground, with no
watT near, yet 10,000 people will ride
recklessly over forty miles of country
to 1 Kate there. On every side of thd
reservation the line is one continuous
camp and the number of people in wait
ing ii fully 30,00).
He Says That He Alone Attempted to
AVreck the Chicago Kxpress.
Cr ws roiXT, Ind.. Sept. 21. Charles
Howird, the man who attempted to
wrecli the fast train on the Pittsburg,
Fort Wayne and Chicago railroad last
Monday night, has confessed that he did
the whole work himself, but was sure he
would flag the train in time to save a
wreck. He claims to have done the job
limply to get tbe money which tbe com
pany might give him because be prevented
a disaster. It is thought that more per
sons will be implicated at his preliminary
hearing here next Monday, which will
take place before a Crown Point justice.
The confession was private, but tbe facts
here niven were sworn to before a notary
public . Tbe j risoner is kept very close,
and no one is permitted to see him.
Michigan's Corn Crop Is Safe.
Detroit, Sept. 21. Tbe Michigan
weather crop bulletin indicates that tbe
weather conditions of the last week have
been f ivorable to corn, potatoes, aud new
seeding, and the corn crop is now pract;
cally out of Canger cf frost. Corn cutting
is general throughout tbe south half of
the state, at-1 will be utarly all in the
shock by t-i end of next week. Fall
crops t.re being gathered rnp:dly, and are
in fair condi'ion. Wheat seeding is pro
gressing steadily, and a larire acreage is
being -iown. Karly-sown wheat is corn
in up in irood shape except some few
fields in Branch and St. Joseph counties,
where 1 he rain fall has not been up to ti-j
average Plowing is s;ill in progress, ar: I
the fjr und is iu fair condition for the
seeding. Theoutlook at preseut is encouraging-
Odd Fellow at St, Louis.
ST. Louis, Mo., Sept. 21. Every incom
ing train yesterday brought a large load
of Odd Fellows who come to attend tbe
meeting of the sovereign grand lodge and
to swell tbe numbers that usually attend
tbe fall festivities. At 6 o'clock St. Louis
cantons is'os. Sti and 29 marched to the
Union station, where they met Grand
Master and Lieutenant General John C.
Underw x)d and staff, who arrived yester
day morning from Chicago. The two can
tons actt-d as an escort and guard of honor
to General Underwood's headquarters at
the Southern hotel, where be immediately
went to work preparing a program of pro
cedure, assisted by his staff.
Kepudlate the Statement.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 21 The su
preme oTicers of the Catholic Knights of
America deny the published statements
that they hypothecated 1 155.030 of sinking
fund bonds, also tbe report as to tbe re
quest for a receiver. 'They borrowed $50,
OuO on bonds. They paid only per cent,
interest. Tbey say tbey are able to pay
every demand, and are perfectly solvent,
and have 100,000 additional in tbe sink
ing fund. As to the rumor of the applica
tion for a receiver, the officers say it came
from disj-ffected persons whose aspira
tions were not gratified.
Disastrous Wreck in Colorado.
DESVEK. S. pt. 21. A Glen wood Springs,
Colo., special says: A stock train of
twelve cars on tbe Colorado Midland road,
was badly wrecked at 8 o'clock in the
morning three miles below Glen w ood by
running ir to a rock on the track Brake
man J. 1: Hogan was caught by the
engine ami fairly boiled alive. The
engineer. Frank Brellen, and Fireman
Fred Stifflt r were badly injured. Thirty
five head f f cattle were killed and eighty
five escapee!. Six cars and.the locomotive
were thrown from the track into the
Grand river and badly wrecked.
Electric Street Car Collision.
ST. PAUl, Sept. 21. An electric car
collision oa urred shortly before midnight
Saturday oa the St. Paul and Minneap
olis Inter-ui ban line. A train was stand
ing at SnelHng avenue and was dashed
into by the train which had been running
in the rear. Singular to say no one was
killed, and, with two exceptions, no one
was seriousl" injured. They were Lillian
Fitzen, 77 years old. And her cousin, Min
nie Peterson, 22 years old. Miss Fitzen's
right thigh 5 injured and Miss Peterson
Is Buffering from concussion of the brain.
Mgrdered His Wife.
Wilmington, Del., Sept, 21. Howard
Cooling, 85 years old, a carriage finisher,
while drunV killed his wife, Selia, S3 years
old. He a tys she called him a drunken
bummer, and he struck ber with a mus
tard bottle. Theie la no evidence of this
blow, but the physicians think Cooling
choked her to death, as marks found on
ber throat and blood from the month
show this. 'Jooling confessed the deed
and gave biiinelf up at the police station.
They had been married twelve years and
have two children.
Valuable Horse Fatally Hart.
OMAHA. Sept. 2L Justin S., a6 year
old Hambletonian valued at (J.COO, was
fatally injured in a railroad wreck near
South Omi ix. He is a pacer and has t
"work" of 2:it. which was given him n
Minnehaha riving park at Minneapolis
He is a full b -other of Robbie P., wbo
trotted in 2:1 at Independence recently,
rod a brother also to Kate Cofrey, who
has a record or i:L
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Ex-Congressman William Scott
EHD OF A LINGERING ILLHESS.
His Demise Occurs at Kewpnit, Where He
Had Been Taken in the Hope "That a
rhanfe Would Be ISenrflrlnl to Him
Sketch of His Career from a Page in tha
Halls of Congress to His Election to
That Body from Pennsylvania How Ho
Made His Money.
Newport, R. I., Sept. 21. Ex-Representative
William Scott, of Erie. Pa., died
at midnight Saturday night. The body
was sent to Erie by special train to
day for interment. He had grown worse
during the last day or two, and at It
o'clock Saturday night he was so low, th.it
the attending physician decided to reniain
by his bedside all night. As it was the
first time that tbis precaution was taken.
It was feared by the family aud inquiring
friends that the end was near, and at mid
night he passed off quietly. Mr. Scott
was brought here some days at;o, and the
change at first was thought to have bene
fited him. An unfortunate turn in his
disease took place Thursday, however, and
it was necessary to recall Dr. Pepper, who
bad been attending bim but had gone
away for a fw days. Dr. Pepper imme
diately returned from Philadelphia, but it
was too late, as Mr. Scott's disease was
accompanied by a complication of the
throat, and a'l that could be done was to
rase the last days of the dying man.
Sketch of His Career.
William L. Scott was Lorn iu Washing
ton on July 2, 1S2S. His parents were Vir
ginians. He received a common school
education and when he was 12 years old
he got an appointment as a page in tbe
house of representatives. Senator Arthur
P. Gorman, of Maryland, was a page in
the house at tbe same time. Nearly half
a century afterward, in 1SS4, when Mr.
Scott was elected to the Forty-ninth con
gress, he gave Senator Gormau a gorgeous
dinner at Dcloionico's. Young Scott
served as pa;e in the bouse for six years.
In 1S4S he went to Erie, Pa., as a clerk in
tbe shipping business
Made Money Katdly.
Western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio
were attract'ng settlers from the east,
and iron minim: aud shipping interests
began to develop. Mr. tcott in 1S50 se
cured an interest in cohI fields, then de
veloping in Pennsylvania, aud iu
iron manufacturing and the shipping
business ou Lake Erie. He inanaped
these varied industries simultaneously
and made money rapidly. As the railroad
interests of the section developed Mr.
Scott invested in them until, it is said, Le
owned or controlled, as president or di
rector, 2.H) miles of railroads. Mr.
Scott was elected to congress in 1"4, and
was re-elected at the end of his term. He
seldom spofcr in tbe house.
Whs Fond of Horses.
Colonel Sean's turf career was varied.
He paid -t.000 for the famous French
stallion Uayou D'Or, bought some of the
most choicely bred mares in this country
aud abroad to mate with him and estab
lished the Algeria stud near Erie. In 19
he won tbe great Futurity stakes with his
gelding Chaos, the son of Rayon D'Or,
defeating August Belmont's St. Carl by a
neck for tbe $70,000 prize. Torso and
other horses in his stables were frequent
winners last yeir, and over $100,000 went
to Mr. Scott's credit at the close of the
year from his turf ventures.
The Bis Hole Vnder the St. Clair River
Opened with Appropriate Ceremonies.
PORT HckoS, Mich., Sept. 21. The in
ternational tunnel- under tbe St. Clair
river, connecting the United States with
Canada, was opened Saturday. Hereto
fore it has taken over one hour to trans
port a train by boat. At 1 o'clock Satur
day seven carloads of visitors entered the
Canadian end of the tunnel and in just
three and one-half minutes the train
reached the American end. The train
was drawn by a monster locomotive bnilt
expressly for the occasion, weighing 2fKi.
000 pounds. At the depot tbe guests dis
embarked, when Mayor Mcllwain made a
brief welcoming address, to which Sir
Henry Tyler responded. The excursion
train then returned to Sarnia, where 3 0
people sat down to a banquet given in
honor of Sir Henry Tyler. Everythin-r
was gotten up in tbe most elaborate
Allerton Makes a Mile in 2:09 1-4.
Independence, Ia., Sept 21. Allerton
can again read clear his title to being the
fastest stallion in the world. He Satur
day afternoon covered the kite-shaped
track in the fast time of 2.-0&Y. He did
tbis with perfect case. The weather was
warm, but be bad to contend with quite
a stiff breeze to the half, which he reached
in LOj.' j. When the mile was announced
by tbe judges there was an awful uprosr,
as there were 100 watches which caught tbe
stallion from 2:08,' to a:0SJ. His driver,
U. W. Williams, caught the time iu 2;0S;4.
Mr. Williams, said that when Allerton
Aain started he would be sent off with a
view of rapturing the world's irotting
record of 2:U;'4; now held by Maud S.
The Bicycle Tournament at Peoria.
Peoria, Ills., Sept. 2L The last day of
tbe big bicycle tourney was largely at
tended. The track was in' excellent con
dition. Piesident Dunn, of the League of
American Wheelman, arrived from New"
York in time to see tbe big race of tbe
day, and was very enthusiastic. Zimmer
man, of New York, won every race he en
tered, and has taken prizes for the two
days' meet valued at $4,000. Saturday
night a big reception was tendered the
visitors ip House's hall. Yesterday every
body took a run to Mossville, ten miles
along tbe river, for dinner. At night the
Rev. Dr. Nesbit, of tbe First Congrega
tional church, preached his annual ser
mon to wheelman.
The Floods in Spain.
MADRID, Sept. 21. The greatest misery
has been caused by the floods at Caminas
and Villafranca. The crops have been
lost, and it is feared riots will result if re
lief Is delayed. At Consuegra there is a
demand for more disinfectants. Many
marauders have been Imprisoned there.
At Almeria tbe bodies of 1,781 victims of
the floods have been buried. Many bouses
nn&ermined by tbe floods continue to fall.
Drowned ia Four Feat of Water.
Omaha, Sept. 2L Two boys, named
Larson and Ford, aged 10 and 11 respect
ively, were bathing In a mill-pond nar
Florence, an Omaha suburb. Tha lade
were drowned in four feet of water. Tha
bodies were recovered. ,
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