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,iL, XI, NO. 82.
UOCK ISLAND, F1.1DAY, JANUARY 29,
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WE WRONGED HER.
Chili Yearns with a Great Yearn
for Our Love.
A. LETTES THAT CAME EATEES LATE
Breathing an tndylng An'ectinn for the.
American People niil (iovrrnmonl
Salient Points of the Reply to That I 1
timatnm So Satisfactory That the Pres
ident Tells Cons less He Can Get Along
Without It Help Kverything We Want
We t an Have, and More if We Want It.
Washington-, Jan. CO. The rcplr of
Chili to the United Slates ultimatum
was ent to congress yesterday with a mes
s.ize 'from the president in which, briefly,
he says that the response of Chili to the
tiotelif Jan. 21 the "ultimatum" with
draw with acceptable expressions of re
gret Malta's offensive note of the 11th ul
timo, and is generally in such a friendly
and conciliatory tone that he believes that
the difficulty can be arranged by the usual
methods and without special powers from
congress, lie closes with an expression of
gratification at the general support given
the government by congress and t he peo
ple, which is an illustration of their unity
Point from Chili- Reply.
Pereira's reply to the ultimatum begins
with a summary of said ultimatum, in
cluding the important demands made and
reflection on Chili's course therein, the.
summary being very full and complete,
and thn goes on to regret that the United
States, 'continues to insist that the Valpa
raiso autrage was an exhibition of Chilian
an;ruosity to the American flag and
uniform, and says that it could not be so,
as the people of Chili have always esteem
ed am'. , respected that flag and uniform
since they had figured honorably in the
struggle that gave Chili independence.
The Valparaiso Riot.
The rjot at Valparaiso, the reply sny,
took place in a very "shady" part of the city,
and it would he impossible to prove the
real cause. It goes on to say then:
The undersigned admits that the occurrence
of Oct. lfi was of greater gravity than those
which usually occur in the same district be
tween the sailors who frequent it. and the fact
of knowing that two deaths have resulted from
It among the sixteen wounded men of the Bal
timore has sufficed to give it an, extraordinary
rharacter, and to induce this government of
t lull to hasten to adopt the measures neces
sary to discover and punish tbe guilty parties,
to offer in due time, if there should be ground
for so doing, such reparation as might be due.
The preliminary examination was commenced
on the (burning which followed the night of the
conflict, norne days before yon presented jour
complaint, but the investigation could not be
finished with the rapidity that the government
of Chili desired, beennse thernles of procedure
In criminal matters which are established by
our laws are of slow application, and it wa not
possible for the president of the republic to
modify or set them aside.
Offers Proof of Sincerity.
The delay in carrying on this investiga
tion has been inevitable, says the reply
In view of yonr communication, and consid
ering that, up to date It has been impossible
for the trial initiated hy the judge of the crimi
nal court of Valparaiso to be decided, the un
dersigned regards it as his duty to declare once
more that the government of Chili laments the
occurrence of Oct. Hi, and by way of shoving
the sincerity of his feeling and confidence
which he has in the just ice of his cause, he de
clares his willingness not to await the decision
of the examining judge, and proposes to the
United States government that the case be sub
mitted to the consideration of the supreme
ronrt at Washington, to the end that that high
tribunal, with its learning and impartiality,
may determine without appeal whether there
Is any ground for reparation, and in what
shape ii should be made.
The Valparaiso Authorities.
In reference to the charge that the Val
paraiso authorities were derelict in their
duties on'the day of the riot IVreira states
that they sent every man thry could ob
tain, and that a d07.cn of the Baltimore
sailors testified that the ohject of the po
lice in arresting them was to shelter them
from any attempt at attack by the excited
The unue: iirned thinks that the action of
the nlice :u this matter should be considered
with due allowance for the civil war hich bad
recently been brought to a close. The body
was not yet properly o Tg;miy. U, nor did it have
the force that was required to put down a dis
order of snfch proportions in a short time.
WHAt WAS SAID TO ITALY.
In order to test our honesty in this immense cut,
ase call if you wish to PURCHASE or NOT. We
nt to show you what we are doing, and will only
too glad to show you through.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors.
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clarefl fts good will and its rt solve to ace-pt
arbitration after the lir.al jnuguient, which
would not be further delayed many daya, in
furtherance of its puriiot-e to give a spoct.y so
lution to the incident in the most lrLudiy
Thinks the Tiie Has Arrived.
The government of the undei signed culled
upon, lis minister tor a definite reply on tho
11th instant, a ,d on the 11th Minister Moutt
reported that, not withtnr.i!ir.gccriuin observa
tions made by the American state dciartumt
with miv-r to the opi tin idleness of resortinsr
to arbitration, heluui nevertheless agreed with
the Honorable, Mr. Mm'nn that if any diverg
ence of views ordiseoril should supervene after
the verdict of the ju.lceof Valparaiso, such
controversy would yield to arbitration. The
Undersigned h.vtene.l to declare that hi would
fully accept such au agreement; for which rea
son the government of Chili deems that the
case has arisen f4 submitting to arbitration,
in terms as ample as those above indicated, any
difference of views whic h it may have with the
government of the United Stales concerning
the incident of the Baltimore.
UNCLE SAM MAY NAME THE COURT.
A Proposition that Looks Broad Enough
The Matta Note.
There is therefore subm'ttcd to the honor
able secretary of state of the department of
loreign relations of Washington, the designa
tion of either the snpremo court of justice of
the Cnited States, or a tribunal of ar it rat ion
to determine the reparation which t'hili may
have to make for that lamentable occurrence.
As for the dispatch addressed under date of
the 11th of December to the Chilian minister
in Washington by the minister of foreign rela
tions of the provisional government, the un
dersigned submits that there could not be on
the part of the government of Chili any of-f-Tse
intended to the government of the United
States, with which it desires ever to cultivate
lb? most friendly relations, consequently the
undersigned depiores that in that telegram
there were employed, through an error of
judgment, the expressions which are offensive
in the judgment of your government.
1 rank and Kxplicit Withdrawal.
Declaring, in fulfillment of a high duty of
courtesy and sincerity toward a friendly na
tion, that the government of Chili absolutely
withdraws the said expressions, the under
signed trusts that this frank and explicit dec
laration, which confirms that which had al
ready been made to the honorable secretary of
Mate in Washington, will carry to the mind of
his excellency, Mr. Harrison, and of his
govern meut, that the people and
government of Chili far from entertain
ing a feeling of hostility has the lively
desire to maintain unalterable the good and
ixirdi.il relations which, up to the present time,
exist between the two countries a declaration
which is made without reservation in order
that it may receive such publicity as your
government may deem suitable.
The L'gan Matter Postponed.
With regard to the suggestion made touch
ing the change of the personnel of your lega
tion to which the instructions of the honorable
secretary of state refer, it is incumbent upon
the undersigned to declare that the govern
ment of Chili will take no positive step with
out the accord of the government of 'Je Unitxt
blKtes, with which it desires to niuii iiu itself
in friendly understanding. - .'
A rair Deal I ndrrstooil.
The undersigned moreover declares that in
prcsc ming its explanation bis government
finds its inspiration in the wordsof theinstruc
tions which you have quoted and w hich assure
the government of Chili that the president is
not disposed to exactor Ask anything which
jour government would not, under the same
cireuntances. spontaneously coucede. With
sentiments ot distinguished consideration, 1
am, your obedient servant,
Signed. Lfis Terkika.
MONTT AND BLAINE "SPAR."
Pereira Applies ISlnine's Words
, situation in Chili.
Pereira then proceeds as follows:
In this connection it is proper to recall the
words used by the honorable secretary of state.
ashingti a, in his note addressed to the Mar
quis lmperuili.and bearing date of May 21.M1:
Thcre is no government, however civilized it
may be, however great may be the vigilance
displayed by its police, however severe its
criminal code may be. and however speedy anil
l.i."tiexihlemy lieitsadmmistration ot law. that
can guarantee its own citizens against vio
lence growing out of individual malice or a sad
den tumult. " This was precisely the situation
nf the administration authorities at Valparaiso
on tee occasion of itbe occurence which took
place in Octolier.
Refers to a former Telegram.
A full and ample condemnation of the
Valparaiso affair follows, together with an
offer of reparation such as is just, and
Pereira 'takes the liberty" of referring to
a telegram sent to Montt five days after
the riot, w hich says:
Express to the United States government
what has already been stated, adding all the
data that are known in, the most cordial and
amicable form; express to the United Mates
government very sincere regret on account of
this unfortunate incident, which, although not
strange in the ports of the world, this govern
ment doubly laments, owing to its sincere de
sire to cultivate friendship with the United
delating to Arbitration.
rereira then makes the following refer
ence to arbitration: .. ,
If the United States government should
Sot accept, the iorecoing explanation"
as satisfactory, notwithstanding that
the judical authorities bold the
guilty parth-s responsible for the dis
order of Oct. I'l, the undersigned must recall
the circumstance that the government of Chili,
through the medium of its minister in Wash
ington, has expressed the desire to submit any
misunderstanding (dispute) to decision by ar
bitration by any power or tribunal which may
be indicated to it rand in fact arbitration was
suggested in conference with the minister of
Chili ia Washington on tbe auth of December
when the government of the undersigned de-
A Letter from the Chilian Minister lie
plied to Time of Keeeptlon.
A matter of some importance in view of
Breckinridge's resolution is the tinietLe
letters sent to congress yesterday were re
ceived. Pereira's telegram reached the
president on the 'S,ih inst., the day after
he sent his message to congress. A letter
f.-om Montt to Blaine written on Saturday
lest did not reach the state department
until noon of Monday, and its receipt was
not announced to the president until late
that afternoon. Pereira's reply to the
"ultimatum" i aino through Minister Kgatu
who had first to translate ir into Knglish
and then into the cipher employed by the
government, which in turn had to lie ren
dered into Knglish after its receipt liv
eable at Washington.
The Other 4 orrespindence.
The oiher correspondence si nt to con
press yesterday was a letter from Montt to
Blaine, in which the fotmer smoothes over
Chili's part in the Valparaiso riot, but does
not justify the same, and excuses the de
lay in the judicial investigation, which
Blaine accepted as all right, but thought
It was very slow, lie refers to conversa
tions in which this matlerof arbitration
hail come up. and practially says that
Biaine and he agreed to arbitrate any
points in dispute, lie says that Blaine
admitted the right of Chili todeuiand
Mean's recall,, and claims that the testi
mony taken on board the Baltimore can
not take the place of that taken before a
regular judge in Yaljiaraiso.
The Offensive Matta Note.
A to the offensive note from Matta to
Chilian representatives abroad, Montt
says that properly interpreted it was not
offensive, but at any rate it was of t hat
class of oflicial documents that need not lie
taken coguiznnce of by a foreign govern
ment, a condition that the fact of its pub
licity did not change, and he refers to opin
ions of Daniel Webster in what he claims
were similar cases to sustain his conteu
t ion. All through t he notf , however, Montt
repudiates for Chili any purpose to act in
iu any manner unfriendly to the United
ltlainr's Reply to Montt.
Secretary Blaine iu his reply dated Jan.
27, admita that he commended the judicial
proceedings at Valparaiso as to their oli
ject. but calls Malta's attention to his fre
quent complaints as to t heir slowness. As
to arbitration he says that Montt's offers
were never unconditional and exact; never
reduced to writitig; only informal discus
sions of the matter, and even then Montt
declared that the proposal must come from
some friendly power; in fact the talk about
this was alwavs tentative and not defin
itive. Itegarding Matty's note liiainesays
he never accepted what Moult said as at
oil adequate a an apology; the note was
highly discourteous to the president and
secretary of state, cud did not admit of
conditionalorcontincent apology sucu as
The Question of Kgan's Kerall.
In reference to the proposed recall of
Eiran, Blaine savs, that he admitted that
Chili had a right to demand tbe same, but
must give- reasons t herefore. hen the
I'nited States had demanded such a thing
it had always given reasons, and would
exact the same from Chili. When Moutt
had reoeatedlv . referred to the. subject
Blaine had said somewhat vehemently:
"'Why do you not demand his recall in
stead of constantly disparaging him,' in
tending thereby not to favor his recall but
to put a stop to the frequent mention of
Mr. Euan's name.' In conclusion Blaine
says, he has made this reply in order that
the record of the state depart mc of the
United States shall be kept tx ct, a id in
ell its lno..ecdings shall be p ove con
Ion a .Mien Land I.av. Invalid.
I)AVKNi'l: r. la., Jan. ... The Iowa law
gainst aih n ownership was declared un
constitutional iu the district court here
yesterday. A year ago Halph Heath died,
leaving heirs in Ireland. Judge Water
mau ruled that the rights of these aliens
were fully secured by existing treaties,
and that the law wns void.
Must Have Been a Hail Case.
Paris, Jan. '-.. The editor of a pa
per called The Gaiete has been sentenced
to imprisonment for three mouths and to
pay a fine of francs for the publication
of an immoral article.
Significant, from Vnlted Ireland. "JEl
IMox, Jan. 29. United Ireland says
that while it will he glad to see autonomy
given to Ireland by Mr. Gladstone, there
are many reasons for preferring tha Bal
fourian bill, which. United Ireland adds,
cvtld lie improved upon in the house of
commons and pass the house of lords with
out an appeal to the electors, while secur
ing the support of the members of the
Irish party who are now posing as Union
ists. Hank Cashier Missing.
AniLENE, Kan., Jan. 29. Cashier Y.
P. liobiuson, of the Farmers' bank of
Hop?, Kan., has mysteriously disappeared
and the bank is in the hands of creditors.
He has for j-ers been the only banker in
the place and has had the confidence of
hundred of farmers.
Took I'p the Women's Quarrel.
Atlanta, 5a., Jan. if.'. Theodora
Flesch was shot and killed by his brother-in-law.
Johu B. Craig. Their wives had
iliiarreled and Flesch attacked Craig with
an ax, when the latter shot him in the
neck and killed him.
Two Very Voting People Llope.
Ili.kumlis, Ills.. Ian, 20. Alonzo Dary,
aged Y.K has eloped with Miss Sadie Aber,
the 13-year-old daughter of William Aber,
a prominent farmer.
CntCAUO, Jan. 3.
Following were th quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat January, opened
ufc, close - t-rMc, February, opened tt6$c;
closed JCrVc; May, opened tic closed WHc
Corn January, opened c, closed We;
February, opened SSe, closed rHc; May, open,
ed 40c, closed 41r. Oats January, opened .
and closed :?; February, opened , closed
: May, opened closed 31tic. Fork-
January, ojiened tll.SO, closed $11.80; May,
Jll.sa, closed $1"HI. Bard -January, opened
SiUIT!. closet ?tj.V. MKtiMi
hive Stock: Prices at the Union stock yards
today ranced as follows: Hogs Market active
on iacking and shipping account and prices
MHuc lower: sales ranged at fck7044.30 pigs.
KlofM.SO light, H YiiM) rough packing,
4.am.4.nO mixed, and $4.X4.W) heavy packing
and shipping lots.
Cattle Market fairly active on local and
shipping account, and feeling steady at 5luo
advance; quotations ranged at $4.?5C&o.4ft
choiix; to extra snipping steers, $4.1o((,4 S3 gode
to choicedo, JH..t05.,4.1.' fair to good. 0053.40
common to medium do, $i90t;!.6t) butchers'
steers, S2.3P3-2.W stoekers, ?-'.;i&aM Texas
steers. S-'.WKt'J.TS feeders, S1.UIQZ90 cows,
Jl.l'.Vu-'i Ui bulls and $3.uoin.0u veal calves.
Sheep Market fairly active and prices un-
c hanged: quotations ranged at $3.7.V&5.3!t west
erns S-'i.a.Hg.Wi natives, aad St.oliv4G.il bxmbs.
Produce: hutter ran.-y separator, 8ic:
dairies, fancy, fresh, So'iV; tacking stock.
fresh. l:vlii. Kfgsrresh candled, loss off.
Jjfi.riiLgo per dor: ice-hnuso stoek, lcKy-lie.'
lrcssod poultry Spring chickens, fair to good.
fii.Vv l-r lb: roosters, 5c; ducks. 10;g,i2c;
geese, ft'i l'ic: turkeys, choice. 110 llc; fair to
.-ood, lo'rr.loj ge: jsyjr, Nfoac. Potatoes He-
liroiis. -"vcvi-tkr per bu; Burbunks. SlfiBc: Kose.
for seed: I 'earless. Otitic for seed; com
mon to iHsr mixed lots, it'inc: sweet pota
toes. Illinois, il ..Vi.',2.S3 tier hrl. Apples
Common, hi -:' l..iti jr hrl: good. $1 o; fancy.
Cranberries Cod, (.:;$ 7.0) pur brl;
.Vic'i.! 7 ir box; Jerseys JiSfSLCOO per
brl; SUiti per box.
Xr.w York, Jan. 28.
Wheat No. - red winter cash. tlsSH;
February, $1.01?: March. SDKs: April.
fl.tC4; May. $1.014. Corn No. 2 mixed
rcbruary 4'c; do March. 4'.Jc: uo .May,
4S;s.-- Oats-Dull: No. s mixed May, 3o?4
bid. Hye Dull; state onoted at !4 : wholo
range, l'ii!,."i;ji' Barley- In light rocjuest; two
rowed state, ti,b"c; No. 2 Mdwaukee, 70
7Je. Pork Moderate y active and steady;
mess. $.i.75!j. ln.T'i. I.ard Quiet; February,
SS.:4: March, $''; May, 7.01.
Cattle-Market very dull; nn trading in
leeves: d-escd liecf. ste:id : native sides. SI
tc Ml li. :,, -p and I,:;nilis- Sht-ep, bteaily;
laiu'nn act ,v,. and lc per lb higher; theep, JtOO
(t ,"i.tiO p.-r )'i lb.-: iaml)s.J.ift4 7.40. His Nota
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