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THE AftGUS, WEDNESDAY, 8EPTEMBEK '.80.-1881.,
EGAN'S HIRED MEN
The Bone of Contention with
the Chilian Junta.
IT WILL BLOW OVER, HOWEVER.
Difficulty or Handling the Case for Lack
of Precedents Jallo Faster Makes a
Savage Attack kn the American Minis
terCostly Falsehood for a West Point
Cadet Uishonorable Dismissal the Pen
alty A Robust Hint to Department
Washington', Sept. 80. It is do w under
stood tbat the Chilian complication has
lmmered down to a position where it can
be treated through diplomatic channels.
Monday the situation was critical, but
farther detnils of the matter, cabled to
the state department yesterday by Minis
tet Egan, hae eased the minds of the
president and those who attended the
hurriedly-called conference Monday .and a
' peaceable adjustment of the difficulty is
looked for. But the government does not
Intend to take any chances in being, un
prepared fur trouble, and a dispatch has
been sent to the commander of the United
States steamer San Francisco, which ar
rived at Payta Monday on her way north
to Shu Francisco via Acapulco, to either
remain at I'ayta or return to Valparaiso.
No Precedent for the Case.
The government, it is understood, con
aiders the arrest by the Chilian autboii
ties of two servants of Minister Kgan's
official household, which i the specific
grievance, a serious affront that must be
dealt with firmly. It is at a loss, how
ever, to find any definite precedents on
which to base its protest, although it is
firmly convinced that such a matter is se
rious enough to demand more than a vig
orous protest should the Chilians attempt
to defend their action. A case somewhat
similar came before the state department
while Mr. Seward held tbat portfolio. A
servant of t!.e American legation in Hayvi
was arrested on a groundless charge and
Mr. Seward made a strong protest, de
manding an explanation. The matter
was compromised by an apology from the
Haytian government before the question
of the rights of the United States had
The Only Point So Far Decided.
Several other cases have also been
brought before the state department, but
no definite settlement of the main feature
in them was had. the only point decided
being that when a government contemplate
the arrest of auy employe of a foreign le
gation within its jurisdiction, it shall
first so iuform the person in charge of
the legation. The Chilian government,
judging from the meagre information ob
tainable; does seem to have informed
Minister Egan of its intentions, and if
this be true, the Uuited States has what
seems to be a good case.
JULIO FOSTER IS VERY WROTH.
The Chilian Junta Agent Jumps on Egan
With Both Feet.
At the headquarters of the junta lega
tion Secretary Julio Foster said he did
not believe there was any serious trouble
between the United States and Chili. Mr.
Foster was particularly severe in his
strictures upon Minister Egan. He said
be believed Mr. Egan had exaggerated the
whole matter so as to get the administra
tion to take np his cause and relieve him
from the embarrassment conuequent upon
the attitude he had assumed as a friend
of Balmaceda. The people of Chili, he
said, knew.Y.-. Estanandhad noconfidence
in him, nor respect for him. They felt
that he was largely responsible for the
Cave Aid to Balmaceda.
Mr. Egan had aided and abetted Bal
maceda, Mr. Foster said, and had enlisted
bis Yankee followers in Balmaceda's
cause as spies and in other capacities. His
whole conduct had been such as to arouse
national indignation, and some of the
men be was protecting from punishment
for violation of the law were, Mr. Foster
said, charged with being spies and assas
sins. Chill Not To Be Bio fled.
"Mr. Egan should have been recalled
long ago," he said. "Had another man
been sent to Chili as soon as it was dis
covered how Mr. Egan was meddling with
Chilian affairs there would be no sort of
trouble between these two countries. I
cannot understand why the administra
tion keeps him thereto affront our peo
ple. You may depend upon it that
Chili will respect law and order, and not
do anything which is not warranted by
the circumstances, but she will not be
bluffed by aDy peremptory demand made
by the United States upon misrepresenta
tions by Mr. Egan."
MADE A COSTLY FALSE RECORD.
A West Polut Cadet Dismissed for Fail
ing to Tell the Troth.
Washington, Sept. 30. A boyish es
capade has brought on Thomas Pelbam
Curtis, son of Colonel Curtis, of the judge
advocate's department of the army, dis
honorable dismissal from the military
academy at West Point, where he held a
cadetsbip. On the day the West Point
ers went to Bennington, Vt., to take part
in the ceremonies attending the dedica
tion of the battle monument there, young
Curtis was confined in the hospital by ill
ness, but be bad recovered sufficiently
after his schoolmates had left for the
north, to obtain pernrssion to leave the
academy grounds. He took a train for
New YorE.. however, accompanied by a
fellow cadet named Durkin, ijlso on leave.
No Mercy for Falsifiers.
The young men returned to the academy
tbat night and Curtis entered the time of
his return in the hospital register,
so as to make it appear that he
bad come back before the expiration of
his leave. He was accused of making the
false entry and acknowledged his guilt.
His only defense was that he changed the
time so as to have a joke on the officer in
charge of the hospital. Curtis and Dur
kin were court-martialed and found guilty
of the charges against them. Cur tis was
sentenced to dismissal, and Durkin, who
did not make a false entry, was given
lighter punishment. The greatest influ
ence was brought to bear on President
Harrison to get him to mitigate the pun
ishment in Curtis' case, but he refused to
Department Clerks Called Down.
Washisgtox, Sept. 80. Secretary No
ble bas issued a circular calling the atten
tion of clerks in the interior department
to an order made by Secretary Schurs in
5880, which he says is in full force, and
must be obeyed. The order tells the clerks
that applications for . promotion are not
only useless, but may imperil their reten
tion In their placee, and adds: "The sec-
ret a r-y and chiefs of bureaus and officers
have ample means of ascertaining the title
of mployes to promotion without re
course to their own testimony or to that
of pt rsons unconnected with the depart
Were Not Bard I'p for Money.
Washington, Sept. 30. Only the other
day 125,000 of bonds of the loan of 1843,
on which interest bad ceased for thirty
years-, were presented for redemption,
and treasury officials expect many years
to elapse before all of the t)4 per cent,
bond will be redeemed. There are still
18,001,000 of the latter unredeemed and
GOULD'S SOUTHERN ROUTE.
Some Comment on the Proposed Diver
sion of the Grain Traffic.
Net York, Sept. 80. The Sun says:
The part of Mr. Gould's interview in
which he mentions a new line to New Or
leans in connection with the Missouri Pa
cific bas set western railroad men to
think: ng. The completion of the line
from Fort Smith to a junction with the
Cotton Belt road will give the Missouri
racifii: a short route to New Orleans via
the Cotton Belt and the Texas Pacific,
both of which are controlled by Mr.
Gould It is probable that this will be
done within a few weeks. It is also
thought tbat the same rates will be adopt
ed from Kansas points to Xew Orleans
tbat are in force from Kansas to Chicago.
This will divert to the southern port a
great Ceal of the export grain traffic that
has heretofore gone east by way of Chi
cago, and will work considerable injury
to some of the Chicago roads.
View of a Rock Island Official.
The Hock Islaud will suffer most. An
official of that company said Monday:
"One thing is certain. If Gould carries
out this plan, and I have no doubt he will,
the Ko k Island will be compelled to build
to tidewater. We have been moving in that
direct ii n slowly for several years but this
will foice us to bestir ourselves and get
into Galveston as soon as possible. The
Missouri Pacific can make even a higher
rate to New Orleans than we make to
CbicagC' and still get away with all the
export business, for the ocean rate applies
from N'i-w Orleans, while Chicago is near
ly 1.000 miles from tidewater. Already
Chicago is being cut out as a gateway for
east-boi nd grain shipments, but I am in
rlined to think tbat this new scheme of
Jay Got. Id will hurt it more than any
THE TROUBLES IN CHINA.
Pirates Very Busy in the Disturbed Dis
trict Christian Missions Looted.
SAN F.iAXCIsco, Sept. 30. Advices from
China s.iythat pirates have burned the
village of Trung Ba on the Black river.
One bun lred pirates attacked the village
of Luou', but were repulsed, one villager
being ki. led. At Haidn pirates had two
engagements with the civil guard, in
which forty-seven of tbem were killed and
the rema nder driven back into the moun
tains, where they are hemmed in. Pirates
attacked a boat near Swatoa and robbed
the passengers of i4,000.
fiiotons Doings at Ichang.
In a riot at Ichang the premises of the
Roman Catholic and American missions
and Messrs. Cain's, Dean's and Aldridge's
houses were burned, while Mr. Cock
burn's house was looted. All foreigners
are on bof.rd the steamer Pooha, and the
customs officers are under arms. The
men-of-war Swift, Aspia, Archer and In
constant have been dispatched to the scene
of the troable.
Mrs. Harrison at Concord.
Boston, Sept. 30 Mrs. President Har
rison and party visited Concord, Mass.,'
yesterday, being the gnests of Mrs. Daniel
S, Lathrop at her charming home on Lex
ington street. The party arrived at the
station at 10:30 and were taken to many
interesting localities. A public reception
was held. The public schools of Concord
were visitei, bouquets being placed on the
pupils' desks in honor of Mrs. Harrison.
When the pupils were asked yesterday to
contribute flowers one boy asked if Demo
crats could bring flowers.
Will Investigate Wages and Prices.
Philadelphia, Sept. 30. The United
States senate committee on finance has
asked Dr. IL P. Falkner, professorof sta
tistics in tie Wharton school, University
of Pennsylvania, to assume the charge of
Its coming investigation as to the course of
wages and prices in this country, and also
for the past fifty years. Dr. Falkner ap
plied for lea ve of absence for a year, and
will become the secretary of the commit
tee at a salary of over $5,000.
Suicide of a Physician.
Tiffin, O,, Sept. 30. Yesterday morn
ing the body of Dr. F. W. Schwan, one
of the best known local physicians, was
found in a clump of trees about three
miles south of town. Every circum
stance pointed to suicide. He had shot
himself just back of the right ear, and the
weapon, a 2 calibre revolver, was still
clutched in his hand. He was about 48
fears of age and was a veteran of the
After the Base Ball Talent.
PITTSBURG. Sept. During the re-
conttrip of the Pittsburg club to Chico
no less than six agents of the American
association tpproached Pittsburg's star
talent and afempted to decoy four of the
best players into the Association camp
or next scas n. The players approached
were Shugatt, Bierbauer, Beckley and
Mark Bald wj a.
Made an Assignment.
Covington, Ky., Sept. 30. The John
Fowler Brew.ng company has made an
assignment. The assets are HOCUW
with liabilities of about (75.000. The
cause of the failure was poor business,
slow collections, and on account of suits
brought against the company by Cincin
Valuable Horses Cremated.
Frankfort, Ky., Sept. 20. R. A. Wil
ton's stables at Woodlake, this county,
were burned. Together with ten valuable
trotting horses, one belonging to Will
Traber, of Louisville, Ky., and another
to George Berry, of this place. The others
were the property of WilBon.
Ocean Record Again Broken.
NEW Yobk, Sept. 80. The agents of the
White Star line announce tuat the Teu
tonic, which arrived at Queenstown at 9
p. m. yesterday, has beaten all previous
east-bound records by about fifty min
utes, her time leing five days and twenty
Has Yellow Fever on Board.
New York, Sept. 80. The steamer Van
dyke, from Brazil, is detained at quaran
tine, yellow fever having appeared among
the crew on her voyage.
hold touft Wheat.
Advice of Muller, the St. Paul
ANOTHER OF TE0:E CliTJTJLAES OUT
A Charge That the Elector Men Are
Selling Wheat Left for Storage Warn
ing Against Over-Exportation Danger
of Exhausting the Surplus and Leaving
Ourselves Short of the Cereal Effect
on the Price or Bread.
St. Paul. Minn., Sept, 30. Through
the office of the Minnesota Alliance news
paper, The State, the third of the "Hold
Y'our Wheat" circulars was issued yes
terday, but is not intended for general
circulation until Friday. Editor Muller
makes the sensational charges that the
elevators have not the wheat they
pretend to have aud that they are
issuing fraudulent receipts. If true,
this charge is one of extreme importance.
Referring to the circular last evening
he said: "We now have completed our
canvass of the wheat-growing section of
the country, and from the reports sub
mitted have no doubt of the success of
our movement to secure full value for the
greater portion of this year's crop.
A Chai-ge Against the Elevators
"We do not look for large farmers' de
liveries in the near future, as the weak
ones have nearly unloaded. Much wheat
has gone into the visible supply, and. in
fact, into consumption and abroad which
has never been sold by the farmers.
Many country elevators have sold stored
stock with the expectation of replacing it,
and some of their representatives have
been buying wheat in Minneapolis to
cover the stock sold. The increase in
country elevators is a sham in many cases
and represents what they should have
and not what tbey actually have in stock.
Deliveries will cease unless prices materi
ally advance, aud the elevator people
should be cautious about selling aud tor
wardiin; wheat left for storage."
Exporting Too Much heat.
After reviewing the general situation
the circular says:
"We have exported 50.0iXi.0iX) bushels of
our new crop and have H3.0il0.000 bushels
to spare, for .Vi,(K),l,lKi if bich charters
have b?en made at present. We are ex
porting at the rate of G.iHHi.OoO bushels 'a
week, and our surplus will be thoro.i'!i'y
exhausted if wn keep tt,at rate up tin ll
Christmas. There is almost a certainty
that we will over-export, because our en
tire remaining exporting capacity is n. w
probably bought by Kuropeans fur futu e
deliveiies, and our people will becalld
on without doubt to economize in whia:
Bent-fit to the Vi'orkingmen.
"Some papers have criticised our advis
ing farmers to hold their wheat because it
would make the bread of our working
men too dear. We think it will benefit
the working classes nearly as much as the
farmers. If we ailow our wueat to go out
of the country at any price the Euio peaus
wish to pay we will over-export and there
will be high wheat prices for all of next
year without the benefit of great remit
tances from Europe. On the other hand,
if we hold our prices high we will over
export also, but we will have much more
money coming to us, and if we then have
a kind of wheat famine we will be com
pensated by an extraordinary boom in
Effect on the Price of Bread.
"In short the situation is this: We will
have extraordinary , high wheat prices
here, with a moderate boom, if we sell our
wheat to Europe cheap, or we will have
moderately high prices, with an extraor
dinary boom, if we hold our wheat for
high prices now. If we succeed in raising
the price of cereals to the point the situa
tion justifies the boom in business will Le
unprecedented and the workingman will
have the benefit of it like every one else. It
is a mistake to think that bread rises in
proportion to wheat. With wheat at $1 a
bushel a 5-cent loaf of bread weighs one
pound in Minneapolis. A barrel of flour
made 30 pounds of bread, and the cost of
the flour in a loaf of bread is about yt
cents, the balance compensating the baker
and grocer for work and distribution."
Doing the Work Thoroughly.
"What effect have these circulars had
upon the price of wiieatp Muller was
"Our work has been done much more
thoroughly than speculators imagine. We
have the best knowledge possible to be
obtained and are notconfiuiug our work
to printers' ink. The personal efforts of
influential men have been brought to
MACKEY MAKES A PURCHASE.
He Bays the Bridge Between Louisville
and New Albany.
NEW ALBAXr. Ind., Sept. 00 Presi
dent Maykey of the Mackey railroad lines,
has purchased the Kentucky and Indiana
bridge over the Ohio river between New
Albany and Louisville with all its ter
minals and equipments both in Kentucky
and Indiana, including the Daisy line and
equipments, a suburban line between
First street in Louisville and Vincennes
street. New Albany, the Parkland su
burban line and ail its terminals, yards,
shops, etc., at Louisville, the New Al
bany Street railway and equipments and
the New Albany and ferry line fran
chises and boats, and all the New Albany
belt and terminal roads. In the deal
President Mackey comes into possession
of 51 per cent. oT the stock, the old stock
holders to bold i'.t per cent.
CnicAGO, Sept. SO. The Colorado Dem
ocrats yesterday r eld a state convention
at Denver and nominated Luther M. God
dard, of Leadville, for chief justice. Tbe
platform is for free silver. Colorado Re
publicans convened at Glenwood Springs,
and renominated Chief Justice Helm.
Free silver also. Republicans of South
Dakota nominated John L. Jolley for con
gress. Also free silver.
On the Trail of a Rapist.
Wichita. Kan., Sept. 30. Isaac An
derson, a farm band, working for James
Wells, in the east part of Kingfisher
county, Oklahoma criminally assaulted
his employer's wife Monday aud then
bolted. All the farmers in the vicinity
are scouring the country for him, and If
caught, Anderson will be strung up to
the first tree.
Re-Appointed by Governor Flfcr.
Springfield, Ills., Sept. 30. Governor
Fifer yesterday re-appointed Dr. J. A.
Corbus, of Mendota, a member of the
state board of public charities. He also
appointed Rector C. Hitt public adminis
trator of LaSnlle county.' -
"A RACE WITH DEATH!"
Amonjr the nameless licroo, none are
more worthy of martyrdom than lie who
rode down the valley of the Conemaugh,
warning: the people niiead of the Johns
town flood. Mounted on a powerful
horse, faster and fastor went the rider,
but the flood was swiftly paining, until
it caupJit the unlucky "horseman and
swept on, grindiuir. crushing, annihila
ting both weak and strong.
lu the same way is disease lurking
near, like unto the sword of Damocles,
ready to fall, without warning, on its
victim, who allows hia system to be
come clogged np, and bis blood poi
soned, and thereby his health endan
gered. To eradicate these poisons from
the system, no matter what their name
or nature, and save yourself a spell of
malarial, typhoid or bilious fever, or
eruptions, swellings, tumors and kin
dred disfigurements, keep the liver aud
kidneys healthy and vigorous, by the
use of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Dis
covery. It's the only blood-purifier sold
071 trial. Your money is returned if it
doesn't do exactly as "recommended. A
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by druggists, iu large b-"'es, at $1.00.
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