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A UGV JS, TUESDAY, J AN t All if UG, 1892.
Highest of all in Learening Power. U. R. Gov't Kt rort, Aug. 17, 1889.
MESSAGE TO CONGRESS.
(Continued froc FirM page .
to fflo .v.ncr.ssii.cial party r-tore it had esTa
tablih..si its.-!., in tite seizure f the liata for an
allege.! i.l.::on f th neutrality law, in the
cable inri'K-jit. an.l ti the char(e that Admiral
Brown con veycl information to Valparaiso of
the iautiin? at y.iiu! ?n. It is cot my purpose
toentirheri-aav l-f - of the action of this
government ill these matters.
It i !;iti:h for th'? rr-s.-ct pnr7s.se to Fay
that if thcj-. whs any l .r-a -h of international
comity or duty upon our part it fhoul'i have
been unvle tha atilijert ! official omi!aint
through fiipioinatic channels, orof rejirisal f'r
which a f a.l rvs; .i.silulity was assumed. We
cannot con-.-at tiiat these rn.iilcsts ami these
perversion .t the tratlm si ill usd to es
tate a murderous attu' k mxn our unoffending
sailors an i the sjovernnvnt of CLiii go acquitted
Keco;cni7etl the 'rw iovrrnmrnt.
In fact, the nn!nct of this government dur
ing the war in Chili pur.-ue.l those lines of
international ilntv which we had w Ftronely
insisted niira on the jiart of other nations wh-n
thLi ennntry was in the throes of active con
flict. We evr tinne 1 the e-taMihel diplomatic
relations with th i.'.verr.ment in jiowcr nntil
it was overthrown, and promptly and -nliaiiy
re.vitmiz.il tN new- wvernmer.t w hen it was
Kt:illishtsL The f-nnl orrhvs of this (fovern
rnent were orT-red to l.rin alout a -a.s"-ful
adju-tini r.t. and the iuterpositi.-in of Mr. Ku-ia
to mitimte s. v cnti.-s) and shelter mill-rents of
the cvn,..".-ssio;.:il party wvre off.s-tuiiV. a:id
frequent. Th chare..- a.iiiist Admiral lirown
is too Mse t, ifain eTi'-nee with any one who
knows his hi-:i i-rn:vi and proiejfioniU cliar-a-ter.
Referrinir to th eriaence of our sailors. I
think it is shenvn that there were several dis
tinct assaults and -- nearly simultaneous as to
f.how that triey did not s-pread from one point.
A prow siiinrra y tf the report of the Kis al
hhowj that the e'i''nee of the Chilian otn.:ial
and others was in onfiict as to the pl.ve of
oripin. n-wral i'lai-es )liDi; named ly dirt'erent
witnesoes a-s the t.-ultty where the first out
break s- nrred. This, if corrs tiy i prrtod,
shows that th-re were several d;sinet out
breaks and por.-a:ly at the .name t.me as to
c&nse this eT.fr.sion.
The La PaT.a in ihe -auie is."uel from which
I have ain-ie'.y quo:. si. &
kllimi; of Risein and I he fi
pjiiit t xt- r.i:ei to tiie M. ie. says: "At tlie same
t.me in oti.-r of th port th.-Vankoe
Bailors fouiriit Ser-"-. with th ts.p'.e of the
town, who Wi;fved to ss? in thm incama'e
netnRof the C'ai'.ia:i navv."
orroliorali e Test imony.
The testimony f f t'ei t.."n Je;ikin.s. of the
American tri.rch:i:c ship Kw-naw
had gone to Valp:a:o 1' .r r pai:-s. and who
was a witless of w.iae lsiit of the assault uiia
the ere- of the Paltimoro. is strongly .rrols
rative of the t-t ni ir.y of oar oa sailors
when he .says that he -aw l:!;an s'Titries drive
back a t an.n s--. k;us shelter npon a mob that
ws parsuini; him. Th- &! . rs and men of
taptain Jcnkin" sh';-. farnLh the nie.t con
clusive tetim.nyas t the ind. tuition which
were pra -ti.-ed towartts Ameruraas in Valpa
raiso. Whea Araencaa sailors, even of taer
rhant ships, can Mi! v ss r.re th;r safely by do
tiyine their nationality, it must !e time to re
adjust our relations with a jrovemment
that permits m:ch demonstrations. Al
to the participation of the joLco, toe
evidence ot our Ki.iors shows that our men
were straek and Loateu by poli.-e officers
before aad aXier ar.est, and that oue. at lu&st,
was 3raeMd wi;h a !ais. alnjt his neck by a
moan ted policeman. That the death of RiKtrin i
was the r.-sult ol a n.le shot fired bv a pour
piairett ct trus nnreasonatueneiay. n it m iew
oft:.?:acl tbnt th Korvrument of t'hili was
st l! rovisioual. and bavins a d';'s -sition to
be fo-lwrme aad booi ful . f a fr.;-. I!y ter
miaa ion, I have aw.titel the rein rt which
h.s 1 at rvt-eiit'y lvn made. ,
onrln-dons jf This io eminent.
On "he ilrt fast. I ar.s.-d to be c tmmpuji-ate.t
to th fcuverniiieiit of Chili by tie; An.ericau
miui -r at !sa:nia.-o the con. 1 i-n ii of tie- tfov
C!i:in -lit nfier a full cx:ii;i.'i..tioa o; ail evi-d-ove
and every sucifestion aft-v-t.n this mat
ter. : n 1 t' these couelusious i atUieiv. They
were -tated its loilow
Fii st That th- assault is net relieved of the
asi-ec! which the early iuiomia'ion of the event
pavo to it. vii.: that of an atta- k upon the uni
form of the lnited States navy, harini? its
oriilnand motive in a fe- linvr of hostility to
ti.-- veratnent a:id not m any act of tsailors,
or oi i.ny of th m.
".-ei nd Ttiat the public authoris of "al-parai.-
natrrantlv fa. lei in their duty to pro
t s-t ot r men a;:ii. and that some of tiiepoii -e
r.dsi- neof the t hiiian soldiers and s'aiiors
were tie Tii-eive cuiity f unprovoked as
sault vpn our saoots tfc'fore and att-r ai-ret.
He ith president thi'iks the pi-eponderane of
the ev.denee and the ii.berent jsrolsabiiirics
lea 1 to the c ol l ision that Riarfa was killed
by tt.e pt.iiceor s.-:,h.rs.
'"1 and That be The president' therefore
compi-i (sj to brim: t i'- cae back to the iiosi
t;on la . en by t'ib. i-ovenimert 1 y the note of
Mr. W lartouof ivi. '1 las", an I to ask for a
fetiitabl apoiottv- and for sitiif adequate repar
ation fi r the in,i'ir doae to tiiis frovernmorit.M
in tli- same note the att.-ntion of the t hilian
pe-.-emment was call-sl to the offensive charac
ter of a note atldn-s-ed by Mr. M.ut v it. min
ister of foreiim arTair. to lr. Montt, its min
ister to this country, en the luh uitimo. This
iispat.-ii was n.-t oiticially communicated to
this vemme-it: bat as Mr. Montt was ui
r s-r,.. i translate it find nive it to the press of
thi- try it s.s nie.1 t-me that it could not
pass : " "'lit ofjicial nota'e.
A Oros Insult.
It was uotoniy undiplomatic, but en-ly in
fa tiro; o our naval .rri i r- and to the ve'U
tive lci artment. as it uiiectly iri.put.sl un
truth a. d insinccr.ty to the reports tif navnl
ofhc.-rs ari'l to the oilicial coinmuniiations
made by the txecutive department toeonirresM.
T - :it .1... i v i i
fler describing the :.. .". " " ...uiue,. ,uo
t , i vtit.tan .-overnnn nt t!i tt uni-ss tn.s mte is at
: onc u jhtr.vi
once withdrawn and an ajhvv as public as
trie oifei s" made 1 win terminate diploma! :c
relation. The reuuet for the recall of Mr.
Eu-ac u;on the prouud that he was not i r
?ona pri.ta hs ticacsimia:iied by any ni-s't.
t.on thai f-ould proper! 1m u.sv-d i:i su lj-ort tf
it, ar.d I nfer that tiie nouest is lias,-! upoa
otlicial a. ts of Sir. E-an. which ha. e received
which I the a;.pr va! of this oviTataem.
Ii Not ( ovf t "I'lieir Territory,
Bat. h iwever tiiat may le, I eoald aot "-v.i-ei.t
to i -insider sivh a question until it had
first lieer setii-sl whether our orn'spoiid-nco
with "nli cull 1a; ivindu.t.sl u;o:i a basis of
mutual r spe--;. In siibnilttin ' tuean iaj'rs to
ci.nTfss for that Kraw and patriotic consider
ation w h rh the quests n involved demand. I
depare W say that I am of the opinion the de
maiuis Eunie of Cloii by this (,'overcment
s'uou'ui k aiihensi to and enforced. If the dig
nity as w -11 as the pre-t:-e and influemn of the
I'niteU S ates are not to Ije wholly saoriftoisl,
we shoa d protect those wuo in foreipu
ports cisplay the fia vr wear the
colors of this t'overiitre-nt against insult, bru
tality anc d-ath inflicted in resentment of the
acts of tfc ir poyernin'-nt and not for any fault
of their tn. It has- ls-n dirs.irtsl in every wax
to cultivate frii-ndiy and intimate rdatious with
all the p iVernnients of this hemisphere. We
! do not co-et tb"jr territory: we desire their
man or soldi.r on duty is shown d:re-tly by tha
tentimoTiy of Johns.n. in whos arms he was at
the tune, aad by the evidence of Charles
Ijuigen. an A me; lean s. "or. not then a mem
ber of the Baltimore's crew, who
Stood cj.e by and s.tw the transaction.
The Chilian autlwriti -s do not preteml
to fix t'ie rcs-winsibiiity of this shot
on any particular joTs.ni. !,ut avow their ina-1
bmty to asi-ei-tain who tired it. farther than
that it was fired in a crowd. The character of
the wound, as descriis-d bv one of the sar;ri?ons
of the Baltimore, dearly supjorts his opinion ',
peace am pro-icrny.
We lok for no advantage in our relations
with : lien i-Zivpt to increase exchange of com
merce njs.n a basis of mutual lw-netit. Were
gret every civil contest that disturbs their
peace and paralyze their dcvelopuit i.t. and ure
always n niiy to mve our p.sid otMi-es for the
restoratioj of iea-e. It must. hoveer. be
underst-Hil that this government, wh'le exer
(SSint the utnuwt foii niaii -etowai- is weaker
powers, w 111 extend its strength and adequate
lrotection to its citizens. 10 its oih.-ers aaii to
fcs humbb. st sailor when made the victim of
that it was ma le by a rifl.; liall. the oriti.-e of wu" .ritI'J' cruelty, in r-sontment not of
i as an inch or aa in-hand I thwr per oal Uii-ondu. t but of the ofti.
ridth. When shot the p..r fel-! ;" ts "f t!" r cwe-nm-nt.
nscious and in the arras of a com- . h'ebr . I.I ei.ee s,,,,,
ls endeavoring to carry him to a ' Vn ii.fortuati.rn received t
exit bems; as m
a quarter in wid
low was un.xinsi
raae, wno was endeavoring to carry
neiKhborinK drai? store for treatment.
Kiggin Was 1 nronscio.is.
The story of the mlica that in comini; mi the
street they passed these men and left them 1.- ot Valparaise for repsirs. h.-sl l-in subjected
nmtt tbem is inconsistent with their own state-' " personi-i injuries in tiiat city, larpely by
Miieids, at lii-huian ami probably a British
mhjtst, bit at the time a lireiuau f the
Auicrican bleamer Keweenaw, in the harbor
merit as to the direction of their approach and
wita thetr Uaty to protect them, and is clear' v
disproved. In fiwt, Kisin was not ls-hind.
but in front, of the ad rant ini for-e and was
not stan.linj in the crowd, but was uncon
scious and supported in the arms of Johnson
when he was snot. The communications of t lie
Chilian poven.ment in relation to this cruel
and disastrous attack upon our men. as will a:e
pear from the correspondence, have not in any
depree taken the form of a manly and satis
factory expression of reeret. much l.-ss or
The event was of so stkus a character that,
if the injuries nuffered by our men had be.-n
wholly the result ot an accident in a Chilian
port, the incident was prave enough to havu
called for some public ixpres-ion. symjKithy
and repret from the local authoi itifs. Jt is
not enough to say thut the affair was lamcii
table, fur humanity would require that ex
pression, even if the lieatinp and killitie; of unr
men had been justifiable.
' Jt is not enouph tf say that the incident is re
gretted, coupled with the statement that the
affair was not of an unusual character in ports
where the fo-oipn sailors are accustomed to
meet. It is not for a generous and sincere gov
ernment to seek for words of small or
equivocal meaning in which to con
vey to a friendly jsiwer uu apology
for an offense to atrocious as this.
The New Orleans Affair.
In the case of the assault by a mob in JTew
Orleans, upon the Spanish consulate iu IS'd.
Mr. Webster wrote to the Spanish minister.
Mr. Oalderon, that the acts complained of were
"A disgraceful and flagrant breach of duty and
propriety," and that "his government deplores
them as deeply us minister Calderon and his
government could ixwsibly do." that "these
acta have caused the president great pain, and
he thinks a proper acknowledgement is due to
her majesty's government."
He invited the Spanish consul to retnrn to his
prt, guaranteeing protection, and offeri-d to
"' salute the Spanish flag if the consul should
oome in a Spanish vessel. Hm-h a treatment by
the government of Chili of this assault would
have been more creditable to the Chilian
authorities and much leas can hardly tie satis
factory to a government that values Its dignity
and honor. In our note of October 2) last,
which appears in the correspondence, after
receiving the report of the board of officers
appointed by Captain Schley to investigate
the affair, the Chilian government was ad
vised of the aspect which it then assumed and
railed npon fur any facts in its possession
that might tend to modify the unfavorable
impressions which our report had created. It
is very clear from the correspondence that,
before the receipt of this note, the examination
was regarded by the police authorities as
practicully closed. It was, however, reopened
and protracted through a poriod of nearly
three months. We might justly have enm-
tl.e police. I directed the ntti rtiey general to
cansctbe evidence of tue officers and crew
of tiiat vessel to Is taken upon its arrival in
an i'ran -isco; and thai tesiimony i.s ai-o
herewith t -an-mitted. 'Hie brutality and even
Ka aijery cf the treatment of t!ie s-a:uaa by
the t.iiiar poiie.a would lie incredible if the
evidency o hielils was not supiHirted by oiler
direct testimony ar.d by the .list n.-ssiiis; condi
tion of the man himself when be was tinaoy
al.le to rea h his vessel. Tiie captain of the
vessel ,: "lie came b.i k a wreck: black
fTiiu h:snck to his hips from Watin; weak
and stupid, and is slid in a kind of paralyzed
condition, and has never lieeri able to d.j duty
A claim f r reparation has V-ti made in lie
lia f of this man. ior while he was not a riri7.cn
of the Cnit d Siat'-s the d'H-triTi'- held by us. as
expressed in the consular recitlations. is "the
principles v ia -h are maintained by this gov
ernment in regard to the pr ti--t. n, as distin
guished from the relief, of seamen are jri'J
tiled. It s held that the circumstance that
the vessel i- American is eviden'-e that the
seamen on board ure su. ii and in every reirn
larly doom cnted merchant nwl the crew
w ill find tilt ir protis f ioti in the flag that covers
1 have as vet received no reply to our note of
the Slst itistnt. b it in my opinion I ou.-ht not
to delay Ion rer to bring these matters to the
attention of corirress for such action as may le
(Sigie.li Kkviamin TIakkison.
Exec utive Mansion. Jan. "-". Is'1-;.
Ceview ufrhe Com tuunicat ions
the Two Countries.
W.LsiiiMiio., Jan i".. Th. Chilian corres
pondence fr m the department of state forms
a volume of veral hundred printed pages. It
begins with Minister E'n's dispatch of Aug.
1. Mat, notiying the department of the be
ginning of the controversy liet ween the execu
tive and legi- lative departments of the Chilian
government -esultiug finally in the overthrow
of the president. Balmaceda. The revolution
was proclain,ed Jan. is 11, in the name of the
national conf ress. The progress of event was
closely follow ed by Egan and reported. This
portion of thi correspondence has in great part
been publish d from time to time in the news
papers. It includes the request of the Balma
ceda governu ent for one of our war ships to
transport bnl ion from Valpariao to Montevideo
for the payment of the interest on the Chilian
national debt the offer of the United States,
Brazil and Fr.tuoe to mediate between the in
surgents and Jie existing government and the
failure of th s mediation. Then follows the
history of the Itata incident, which has also
been fully covered in the public press.
Mav 14 Assi tant Secret atr Wharton informed
Mr. Kgan that rt was rcportea in waaningtoo
that balmaceda threatened to shoot envoys of
the cuugressional party, and he was instructed
that if insurs-s-at envoys cam? within the juris
diction of President PalniaceJa relying on the
offer of media ion or of invitation of the medi
ators he niost insist that under any circum
stances they should have the ordinary treat
ment of a flag of truce. Under date of Slay
is, Hr. I--.-.LU y ave a k-nghty account of the ne
gotiations. McC'antt Advised a Truce.
Slay 6 an attempt wes made to assassinate
tJodoy, minister of thv interior, by expl.Kiiug
two bombs. (5oui;y was representing the gov
ernment, ami. in Ds.-d at this attempt, he de
clared ncgoti.'it'on.s off. and said the safe s!i
dtict granteii the revolt: tionvtt negotiators
w-oald be considered ctim-eh-d. Airainst this
Sir. Egan protested, and conduct', d the revo
lationLsts. acting unl.-r sal e .-oud.ict, to the ie
gationik. The next day. Slay 7, the president
disavowed Mr. Oo-i .y'.s ioient action and re
pudiation of the safe i-otida- t. but th" negotia
tions for pea.1- were declared otf. Th i eavoys
w.re given safe sn In. t out ot tiie .seaTi'ry,
bnt only two availed th-.-mselv-.- of it, tite
Junt; ' Mr. e;iiJ was instruct si to as vrtain
whether the i si litii.-, this goverum -nt
could in any way t i.se.1 fot the terjiiinati'.n
of the oor.fi t in CjiU. six days lat -r Sir.
Ktraa wrote that wiiie tne rev.jt'itii.inists
were not it., litied to inase any rea---.liable p.-uo.
prqv.iti.i:s rh ? I'h'haii g avernin-'itt was w. 11
disjiosed to enter into v.:.y th.at might le juaiie.
Letters from Admiral McCinu win- ind.-s.xl to
snlistautiat'' the l..it.-r opitoon. whicu state
that he i Mi-Can n had a lvise.1 a iru ve.
J-ane ."(. Sii Wharton telearapii.si t" Srr.
Kiian that the inq res.sion .n V.'jsshirtou .r-.s
that the in'.iirt.-.'nts would aispt the m.-d.;a-tion
of t!:e Cn.t.sl Stat'-s. and :;.-ke I whether
Ua.ma-v-da. if tite insnr-cius c.,nc.ri-i-d, wou-d
a.-cect our good nflii1"- to re-tore tv.i'V. I-i ri--s;
r.s ? to this Mr. Egsn wrote in -lo-ing tiie
.-.trr.sc.:ileitce V-tw,-.-n Admiral Sb-Critin and
Krrazunz of tiie in-.n -aetits. and bet v. -e.-n Sic
l a'.n mid Kims-'If an i rsvt..l the opinion
that in Ihe pr.-s. i t t. tr.j .-r .f the parte s
attcmot.a: ues'.uit.o.i wvi.;d 1-e frn;tii ..
I nt iniat ion of Dis-mt isfacii.in.
Mr. Wharton wrote to Mr. Kg.in .July :.1 that
Lis want i su. v-s iit .etie t voriiit io r.-st, .i-e
p.-a.-e siioiiil not .1 -ii.-r.- tcu h.m in r a:i-c any
1'eiaxai ion of his fr.cuoi;. ..!: s. H- v as a. so
alvisl of the pr ii.s- in Washington of t-e-nors
M e.tt a id Vji's. r-;r ting th- run-gre-sioral
party, i.tcl s.-,-Kii:g r.sienirion.
This was r. fiis si .v i;,. th tita- had n it
ColliC to d. tcri.l.ll'. the status of tile cone-res-
sionai party. '1 his was in no wi.-.- a is-;si,n ,in
the n.-rit. "f the m.ua qu--t!on : me; ly the
practice of governments. May :' llr. Whar
ton cun.imn.iiat.sl to Mr. Kgan the first inti
mation of the d'issi.risf,! ti,, ;,.;t in .s-rtain
iuarters over his uiescn.s. an-1 aiie -ed ..rcinot
in t in!;. 1) H. B. fravis. acittz-uof the Ur.it.d
Mate at Lima, wrote to Sir. iiiam.- tiiat a h.e.h
and rcs.K--tableantaority . Kngiatid t. "repwrte-t
that Mr. Lian w as advi-ia tiie 'ii.Ii.iii trovcrn
nent to l l atit letters.-f tuarqiie to pri.at.-ers
a-- a war nice i, re "
Replying to this July Mr Frin states tiiat
lie never tavei 1 - i I i any advi. to the on
drct oi the war. and Mil: "1 have eiaieav..t-ed
to maintain. a.s I am bon.nl r.ia: ; iuy instruc
tions to Co. cor.oiii i-elatieiiH vvitii ta.-k'overn-cier.t
to wh'ch 1 am accrclited. At the viine
time 1 1 ave the a.st.ranv that I have t i tained
the friends!: ip and .oiiad-n of all tiie leader
of the c,;-;.s;r,..n.""
on Aug. Mr K r i"! wrote to Mr li'.a nc that
learning th r the minister of foreign atla:rs
had threat.'ii.sl to search the h-eation t'.ir con
gressmn ihst refuge, .h.- caiie i :. t tiie tai'.is
ter's and state t to the sub -s-cr..;:try oi charge
that .f the govcinmeiit desired to raise the
question of ;syii:in he would lie prep.ii-e.1 to
dis. us. i; on t'r.e y ncv-r ba-is and in the m ist
frieieily spirit, but that, w.tii r-gird to the
threat to search th- legation, it sli i-a! 1 1. dis
tinctly understood that the legation cod 1 only
b- sear, h.-d I y foi.v and that he iir.iiscil ou!d
shoot tie' first lnatl that should attempt to
enter the legation for that purpose.
The Itomnfall of llalntaccdn.
The same- day he received from the pr.-si tent
diris-t an Msviiniye iiat there was no intention
to search any of ti e legations, and als.veall
that ot th- I'uiri ti States
The sucsws ,,f tisi revolutionists and down
bill of Kainiaceda are covered by numerous
despatches. F:mn Aun. 27 to oT disorder
reigned at SNUitiago atten.ling tiie change of
g overnnicuts. The pdnv des.-rt.sl their pists,
the houses of Baiiiia.-eda's supporters were
acked and ti,(euai worth of property de
fctroyed. Ali tae legations ex:pt the Kniish.
which rc?as.-d to accept any. woro crowded
"i?h l ef'ieos. which aione avoided great sac
rifice of li?c
f-ept. 1 Sir. F.gan antu.unced the installation
of the new governm-Tit. )n th" 4th he was
instructed to reivgnize it. whi h he did on the
5th. Daring the excitement the United States
legation entertain.-d nearly cue hundred rei'u
..sv incliiiliior Balma.-eila and his family.
S. pt 1 Sir . C-an wrote that ever sulci.' tiie
Itata incidei t a bitter f.vVng had K-s-a held
ana'n-t tiie United states by the yuung and
tanthinkiiitf element oi those then iu opjio.siuon
to the government, a fording which. Mr. Kgan
said, the Eugiish diii all in their piwer to pro
mote and foster: also that the fcolinj against
t'.ie i'nii.-l Sl..tcs Is-cau-s- .t the ltata incident
was Item-- otherwise tomentcd. Se-ret police
S'lrronnded the legation, arresting persons,
twenty in number, tor entering it. and pla ir.g
two o! Mr. f.g .n's s. rv . :cts i:i piison. Against
tids Sir. rlgan protested to the m in ist'T of for
eign aJiiii p.y do . '. ion of the president Sir.
Wharton telegraphed Minister Egan. Seid.
ft, to insist tirniiy that the ri-c,sH t and iuviola
biiity ('.ue the minister of the Unitixi States,
and the location ir.ihlin-.-s. including free ac-is-ss.
ls giv. n and observed fully and promptly
by tic- cuiliati authorities.
ot a Cause f.tr surprise.
Th.-n foiloweda lon-t diiiloma'ic i-onlroversy
over tii- safe conduct asked for the refugee in
the Unit. si S iiteslegiti.il!. Finally on tVt. SI
Sir. F.gati notified tiie di -artment that he had
informed the minister of foreign affairs that
he would suspend the dLv-nssion until the
Unit.-d tstates government di termined what
was proj'r. In closing Sir. Egan informed the
minister tiiat the interpretation ot the United
States ot the r -t-xsul to irrant the safe conducts
as an act of slight mtiittsy and cousiJeratiua
could not be a .-aasc- for surprise.
Tii.-n comes tiie account of the attack on the
sailors of th- 1. iltiniore and its consequence--,
w ith the circuiastances of which the readers of
the newspapers are alis'ady most familiar.
The tirst nntiti atiou to ilia btate department
was a telegram from almister Egan. ilatiil O t.
Is. the tig: it havi-.g o..';"iirred on tho lsth. On
tiie l'.th he ttacmitt d to the department Cap
tain S. hle s l -tter an-i said: "The general im
pression was that the attack wa-i unjirori.k.sl
and vre-fieditt::.-d." Then followed the tele
gram of the president to Sir. Egan throueb As
sistant Secretary of State Wharton, of Oct- " i,
which has len printed, iu which Sir. Egan
; was instrncted to inform the Chilian govern
ment that the L cited States government tad
no doubt that prompt and full reparation
would be offered by Chili if the facts were as
found by the b sard compose! of the Baltimore-!,
officers which investigated the affair.
Itrply of Senor Matta.
This was couitnitnicatcd to Senor SXntta
October 20. S-. nor Si at t a s reply October 27,
said: "The goverment of the United States
formulated dt mauds and advanced threats that
without being cast back with acrimony were
not acceptable nor could they be accepted iu
that case or any other of Lke nature." He did
not doubt the sincerity of the investigation on
board the Ilaitimore but would recognize only
the jurisdiction of his own country to j udge and
punish the L-ai'.t-on Chilian territory. He did
not rec.i'.rc.e at:-." of cer nutrior'te e(n-.rt,.nt to
jnd'tre eriuunal ts-s than that etxhiihed by
the Cll.liaU people. Ai-colilp.mVill- tais was a
report from the lutcu-sj.c ul Vc-ii-i; ais.j who
on : ".:. $ it e:.r. '-j;,nis:'',l. f.iat the police
cm1. 1 "five r tiCi:.: 1 tiv S:x.skk and bmtsU-ti'-.
i t p-tc-J t- th -r.. .
Upon tnis Clot am S -nl wr.ii": "The fa"t
that lay men, uiuuU nig iu a lew cases not
more than five or six men, wore attacked by a
mob of 2, UJO men. and that those of them who
were arrested thirty-six in number were
found when searched to possess only six or
seven small pocket knives, is a complete refuta
tion of the statement that they were armed, as
charged. Captain Schley then details the out
rage on his men at great length and reaches
th, s-mchisio--i that the csatault was deliberate
and premeditated as "shown from the manner
of attack and the wounds sustained by tba
Malta's Famous Note.
Xovember 7 Mr. Egan reported a public
meeting called to denounce the United States
legation and to request the delivery of the
refugess. This meeting was called by a proe
lamatiion whif h charged that the refugees in
th- legation had conspired to kill Colonel Canter.
After the meeting the intendent issued a proc
lamation which. Sir. Egan said, would have
lieeu much more valuable before the meeting.
The Baltimore being expected to sail. Sir.
Egan telegraphed Dec 4 that he made efforts
unofficially to obtain safe conduct for the re
maining refugees at the legation so that they
might depart on that vessel, bnt met alvsolute
retusal. The feeling against the refugees was
represented to be such that their capture
would result in their death. Store diplomatic
corresiioudcn. e. followed, iu which Sir. Egan,
bv iuiplit-atioii. charged Senor Slatta with false
hood. Then Senor Sla-t i sv:-.t out the famous note
to the Chilian ministers, brought out by Presi
dent Harrison's message, and construed by the
la.terasa persomd in-ult. Some of the most
aeTimoiiions j a-saes ia this d muent are as
follows: ' Hiving read a portion of the report
of the secretary of the navy and of the mes-s.-i
:e of the resident of the United States, I
th:uk p! oT.ci to inform you that the statements
or. wlu t b.,; ,i repot t an i m"-vs-ige are based, are
error.e .us .1- d l.Krat -'y incorrect
Tlie stat. an. -it that th. Xorth Amei ioan sea
men were alia, sid in various localities at the
s .nie time is .",e;,i e:i(,.iy in.-ori ect
Dciy . v -ry hii.ir that docs not ar.-e with these
stai 'in nt-. W,. t.s 1 confident of your exact
nes, v,-0 d o .,f th .- right the dignity and the
fina; -ui-ee-s of t 'bili. liotwita-tanding the in
tr .'it. s which proceed ttoin s.i low a source
a id lie. threats whi -h come from so hih a
Sn spend etl 1 oto in u n icivt ion.
Tlris tcleera"n was publish.! in the oflicial
dary and tiii.is':iittel by the Chilian minister
et B.icnos A r. - to ail Chilian legations in hu
ros. Sir. ligan at ..n.-e wrote Minister Slatta
asKing if tiie ju ' d .-! I te.t of the telegram
was o.nTis-t. i a- lait .'r replied it was and
added: "I na-nca- ii as the t-i 'eraei is an ifti
ciai act of tiie go.i-i iiiiient oi t aiii any expla
nation of uis- rtatioti ot tie- part of the undcr
si,wi. 'ould add nothing to its contents,
w hich aro to serve as a yuH" for Dm I'.'dro
Montt at Washington iu treating of these
peieiing further instrce tious Mr. Egan noti
fied the state depart -.n c:t D 17 that h had
suspeiidcd i-ou.niumca'.ioii wit'n the Chihan
t)a tiie sth inst. Sir. Elaine asked whether
that all persona" offensive to the president
and other oiii.s-rs of the Unit"d States in the
Matta cn-cular would Is withdrawn by the new
government. Also whether a safe conduct
would be granted to tlie refugees still in the le
gation. On the 1:2th Sir. Egaa reported that ho
had a .onversation witii the minister of foreign
affairs in the course of which he secured for
the refug.s-s iennission to lea ve the country ;
that on the jirst qu.-stiou he cvuld only receive
a promise for as early a reply as pos.-,ibiie, the
abscni-e of the president in Valparaiso making
it iir.pos.sible lor him to answer at once.
Santiago Police Report.
The tra'.sfer in safety of the last five refu
gees to Cue Y.jiktovvn was reported by Sir.
Egan on Jan. 11. On Jan. hi Sir. Egan trans
mitted a. relation of an interview with the
roini.-ter of foreign nff.,irs in regard to the
Siatt a note, and said ho was told that in view
of Sir. isiaine's position, and on the ground
taken by the former secretaries of state,
Buchanan and Webster, no foreign power,
through its representatives, could make a
messa-re of Ce president of the United States
the Kisis oi diplomatic controversy. Secretary
Blaine replied to Mr. Egaa the same day,
pointing to ess. ntial differences between any
thing luaiutaiii'sl by Mr. Webster and what
had Isecn done by Mr. Slatta.
Other documents furnished the state depart
ment by Sir. 51 jtut include the reports of the
Santiago Js.li.-e officials, upon which Sir. Matta
liased Ids note to Mr. Egan that the disturb
ances, about the United Slates legation in that
city were due to the occupauts ami employes of
the legation. They also include the summary
of the judge who invest gated the Baltimore
case, w hich was recently published.
The Case of Shields.
On Dec i Sir. Egan wrote to the de
partment. iuchsing correspondence and re
ports up.li the case of Shields, the Keweenaw
sailor, saying they showed! that the man
had been rvst unfairly dealt with
by the local authorities at Valparaiso in the
matter of the pretended investigation, and
that he was in a most terrible condition. The
facts in the case were laid before the Chilian
minister of foreign affair-;. Consul McCreery's
report makes a particularly sfrotij case ia sup
port of Shields" story. The coraeapondence re
lating to th effort to g-t the Baraiaeeda refu
gees in the legation to serve them with pro
cesses ia the matter of their impeachment U
given in f all. It shows that the right of the
United States minister to afferd asylum to
these refugees was admitted in a note by Senor
Matta to Sir. Egan. s. pt. "Jti. uuder which Mr.
Egan -stat.-d to Scaur Slatta that he did not feel
aithoriieil to conce.ie Is'luiss:on to admit
Chilian ulfict rs to tiie legation for the purpose
The Matta Telegram.
Sir. Montt. a.svrding to the foregoing sum-"
mary, has prcssnte.l :io dispatches from his
government about withdrawing the Matta tele
cram, is indicated ia Sir. tis' .n s teat-gram of
in making lard pails a machine i.s in use
by which one man with one boy as tender
ran produce as man" its was formtriy pro
tl'.icetl by 'en skilled mou.
There's a patent medicine
which is net a patent medicine
paradoxical as that may
sound. It's a discovery ! the
golden discovery of medical
science ! It's the medicine for
you tired, run-down, exhaust
ed, nerve - wasted men and
women ; for you sufferers from
diseases of skin or scalp, liver
or lungs it's chance is with
every one, it's season always,
because it aims to purify the
fountain of life the blood
upon which all such diseases
The medicine is Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery.
The makers of it have
enough confidence in it to
sell it en trial.
That is you can get it from
your druggist, and if it doesn't
do what it's claimed to do, you
can get your money back,
every cent of it.
That's what its makers call
taking the risk cf their words.
Tiny, little, sugar - coated
granules, are what Dr. Pierce's
Pleasant Pellets are. The best
Liver Pills ever invented ; ac
tive, yet mild in operation;
cure sick and bilious head
aches. One a dose.
Woodyatt's Music House-
No. 1804 Second Avenue.
WOODYATT & WOODYATT.
This firm have the exclusive sale for ttis county cf th
WEBER, STU YVES ANT, DECKEIl EROS., TVHEELOCK.
ESTRY, AND GAMP & CO.'d PIANOS,
And the ESTEY, "WESTERN COTTAGE and FAR
RAND & VOTEY ORGANS.
(r A fall line lo of fmall Motical mt rchandife. We have in onr ctEj-Ioya ; Fit'oT-tj
THE MOLINE WAGON,
The Moline Wagon Co.
Manufacturers of FARM, SPRING AND FREIGHT W
A full and complete lire cf Pistform and other Spilre Wtprn. ttcia; j eesft :
esicrn ttade.tf fULerior workrr?Mp Mid fiiiish. iiluftrttvd 1 rue L:: ft;
application. See the MOLINE, W AGt.N before purcLasice.
tSCORPOHATSD UNDKB TUB BTATB LAW.
Roek Island Savings Bank,
ROCK ISLAND, ILL.,
Open dally from 9 a. m. to 4 p. m., and Satardiy eyenlngs from 7 to 8o"cioc.
Five per cent Interest paid on Deposits. Money loaned on Person a'., Col
lateral, or Real Estate Security
1. r. RJTNOLIM. Pros. P C. DBSKMANS, Tice-Pre. J. f. BIFOEJ. Cus.k.
P. U Mitchell. B P. Reynolds, P. C. Denkmann. John CrabancS. H. P. n-...
PhU Mitcbell, L. Simon. B. W. Hnret, J. M. Baford,
Jacxsoh Hubst, Solicitors.
IBfttn business JolyS, IStO, and occupy the Foulteast corner cf JJitcLtii Jt li-it'iM
tt!ra ax ejL-:
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Jr -s s m
B. F. DeGEAR,
Contractor and. Builder.
Office and Shop Corner Seventeenth 8U . . T?.-.L- TtlriC
and SeTenth Ayenue, -LVOLX. lbiAii
tar Ail kinds of carpenter work a specialty. Plans and estimates for all kind cf i.i
furnished on application.
Proprietor of tLelBrad; Street
Ad kinds of Cat Flowers constantly on band.
One block nortb of Central Park, tbe largest In la.
Flower Store . T ,
804 Brady Street. Dt---"
s Manufacturer of all kinds of
BOOTS AND SHOES
eests'Fine Shoes aspeclalty. Be pairing done neatly and promptly.
A snare of your patronage reapactf nllj solicited. , T . j rt
1613 Second ATenne. RottJ.
C. J. W. SCHKEINER,
Contractor and. Builder,
1121 and 113 Fourth ayenne. Residence 1119 Fourth avenue.
Plans and specifications fornished on all classes of work : also ap-nt cf Wilier' Pa:'1- "
Sliding Blinds, tometbing new, stylish and deirab!e.
Opera House galoot
GEOBGE SCnATER, Proprietor.
1801 Second ATenae, Corner of Bixteenth 8 tree - Opposite Harper t Tt- -
The choicest Wines, Liquors. Beer and Cigars always on
BaBuWlCHCB a sm-
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