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THE JUNTA'S RETORT, Chile Shows a Very Ugly Disposition. An Acrimonious Reply to the President's Note. "What Is the Administration Going to Do About It? Harrison. Blame and Tracy in Consulta tion—Activity at the Navy Yards. Plenty of Ships Available In Case of War. Associated Press Disnatches. Washington, Oct. 29. —There was no excitement in official circles this morn ing over the Santiago press cablegram announcing the receipt by Minister Egan ol" an unsatisfactory response from the junta to the representations of the United States, and saying the Balti more's crew were practically boycotted at Valparaiso. The naval officials dis credit the latter statement, and believe its foundation lies in the prudentcour3e adopted by Commodore Schley respect ing the granting of liberty to its sailors during the present condition of excite ment. No word has been received at the navy department from the commo dore reporting any new phase in the situation. A CAIII.EGRAM FROM EGAN. A cipher cablegram from Minister Fgan was received this morning at the state department. It was nearly noon before it was translated and laid before the president. An hour afterwards mes sengers were dispatched to Secretary Blame and Secretary Tracy requesting their presence at the white house. The • secretaries promptly responded to the president's summons. Secretary Tracy stayed an hour at the white house and returned to the navy department, but had not been there long when he was recalled. Naturally these movements gave rise to all kinds of more or less wild specula tions as to the nature of Egan's dispatch, and the intention of the government. When Secretary Tracy again emerged from the white house he refused to make any statement whatever respecting the Chilean correspondence, on the ground that the department of Btate had the matter in charge. BLAINE IN GOOD SriKITS. Secretary Blame appeared in good spirits when he came out of the white house and stepped into his carriage to go home. He had nothing to say about Egan's message, but intimated that when the proper time had elapsed the public would be informed of the facts. £ on after l,i o'clock an official state ment of the coiitentoof Minister Egan's dispatch was made public. It read as follows: "The department of state received a telegram this morning from Minister Egan, dated Santiago, October 28th, in which he gives the following as the reply of the Chilean government to the presi dent's telegram of October 23d, asking reparation for the recent murder of American sailors in the streets of Val paraiso : the junta's reply. "The minister of foreign affairs re plies that the government of the United States formulates demands and advances threats that, without being cast back with acrimony, are not acceptable, nor could they be accepted in the present case, or in any other of a like nature. He does not doubt the sincerity, recti tude or expertness of the investigation on board of the Baltimore, but will rec ognize only the jurisdiction and authori ty- of his own covntry to judge and pun ish the guilty in Chilean territory. He Bays the administrative and judicial authorities have been investigating the affair; that a judicial investigation under the Chilean law is secret, and the time is not yet arrived to make known the results. When that time does arrive, he will communicate the result, although he does not recog nize any other authority competent to judge criminal cases than that estab lished by the Chilean people. Until the time arrives to disclose the result of the investigation, he cannot admit that the disorders in Valparaiso or the silence of his department should appear as an expression of unfriendliness toward the government of the United States which might put in peril the friendly relations between the two countries." WHAT WILL BLAINE DO? Up to the hour when the above state ment was made public, no reply had been made to it. What will be the na ture of Secretary Blame's reply, is a matter of conjecture. The most plausi ble theory-advanced is that the sugges tions courteously and diplomatically conveyed in Acting Secretary Wharton's dispatch that this government had no doubt an investigation would he made and reparation afforded, will now be re newed in the shape of a stern and for mal demand for some immediate assur ance of proper action on the part of the junta, and if this is not forthcoming. Minister Egan will take passage on the Baltimore for the United States, thus severing diplomatic relations between the United States and Chile. LITTLE TALK OF ACTUAL TROUBLE. New York, Oct. 29.—A special from Washington says the conservative mem bers of the cabinet favor taking no de cisive action in the Chilean matter until the new government recently started is established, to pay little heed to the junta and give the government ample time to investigate and make reparation. There ia little talk in official circles of actual trouble. THE CRISIS A GRAVE ONE. Mauy New York Shippers Think Chile Is Preparing to Fight. New Yokk, Oct. 29.—1t is generally acknowledged by the merchants inter ested in Chilean trade that the present crisis is an exceedingly grave one. The Evening Sun says: But little business was transacted by LOS ANGELES HERALD. shipping men and by those interested in the Chilean situation this morning. The whole topic of conversation and specu lation is what this country would do in the event of war with Chile. Most of them are inclined to scoff at the idea of her going in the face of the United States, but tbe feeling prevails widely that the Chileans are preparing to fight. Several prominent down-town busi ness firms, who have business relations with Chile, were called upon this morn ing with the view of ascertaining the feeling in respect to a possible outbreak of hostilities between the United States and Chile. "We have received no advices what ever from our correspondent in Val paraiso in regard to this affair," said Charles R. Flint, "and so lone as the matter is under diplomatic negotiation, I do not think any serious consequences need be apprehended." At the office of Grace & Co. it was said the trouble will no doubt be settled in a few days. A SENSITIVE PEOPLE. The Chilenos Nourish a Grudge With Cndying Hatred. Topeka, Kan., Oct. 29. —Ex-Governor Osborne, minister to Chile under Presi dent Hayes, is very guarded in his remarks concerning the present strained diplomatic relations between this gov ernment and Chile. "You may say," said he to a reporter, "that I regard the strained relations as very unfortunate at this time. The Chileans are a very sensitive people and treasure malice. If it should become necessary for the United States government to humili ate them, it would require a cen tury to restore the amicable relations which existed prior to the Bal maceda revolution. About the close of the war Chile and Peru were in a diffi culty, and Spain sent a fleet which bom barded Valparaiso. Spanish cannon balls are yet imbedded in the custom house, and the Chilean government will not allow them removed. The youth of the countiy all know the story, and the cannon balls serve as a constant re minder that their hatred toward the Spanish government must not be suf fered to decrease. BRITISH COMMENT. Developments Watched With Great In terest in England. London, Oct. 29. —The Times, speak ing of Chile, regards the American de liverances as talk, intended to influence the coming elections, and says after Tuesday a settlement will probably be found satisfactory to both parties. It says Mr. Blame's aims to form a zollver eiu with South America are not likely to be promoted by threats, still less by an actual declaration of war. The Post, after remarking that the naval inferiority of the United States will make it difficult for her to coerce Chile, expresses the hope that both parties will modify their attitude before proceeding to hostilities. The lost enters into an elaborate argument, quoting from authorities on international law, and giving practical instances to prove the invalidity of Minister Egan'* views of the. extra ter ritoriality of the United States legation, and concludes: "The whole question is so important that the action of the United States will be awaited with interest everywhere, and not with anxiety at the prospect of a confusing revolution of international questions." The Telegraph, referring to the Chilean imbroglio, says: "President Harrison was perfectly justified in what he did. Doubtless Minister Egan's ap pointment has turned out to be the worst that could have been made. His action was a notori ous violation of the obligations of neutrality, but there is no reason in the world why the Chileans should adopt a defiant attitude. If they refuse to make an investigation and punish the guilty persons, they are acting under the impulse of insensate pride. It will be necessary for the United States doubtless sorely against her will—to give them a salutary lesson." The Chronicle thinks the affair hardly, a matter for war, or even the mobilizing of the United States navy. It says Chile will doubtless find it more prudent to apologize, punish the assail ants of the American sailors, and pay compensation,rather than riftk her iron clads in an encounter with the United States. OUR NAVAL STRENGTH. More Than Enough Ships Available to Subdue Chile. New York, Oct. 29.—Captain Erben, of tbe navy yard, lias made this state ment : "It "is the opinion at the yard th at the trouble between our government and Chile will not go so far as to necessitate the sending to Valparaiso of cruisers. Nothing official has been received here relative to the course of the govern ment. In case it should become neces sary to send part of the navy to South America, not more than four ships would be necessary to carry an opera tions against Chile. There are not more than three or four war ehipß in its navy which could offer resistance to our cruis ers. It is hardly probable that England, dermanyor any of the great powers of Europe would interfere between the Uni ted States and Chile. Should war result, and ii it should be considered necessary to send our navy to the South Pacific, there would be need of holding back war ships to protect the coast in anticipation of trouble with European governments. So far as Germany is concerned, tbe admiral of her navy has stated that he .believed the treatment of the American Bailors was an outrage and the United States government bad a right to repara tion. England, however great may be its commercial and financial interests in Chile, will never take sides against the United States in trouble arising from the recent outrage. "To get the cruisers and other vessels now here in condition for a voyage would take but a few days. The ships now at the Brooklyn navy yard are the Philadelphia, Atlanta, Vermont, Con cord, Benington, Miantonomah, Ter ror, Petrel and Chicago. The Bos ton has left for the South Pacific station, and the Yorktown is on the way there. The Newark is at Boston and ready for sailing orders. The Charles ton, the flagship of the Asiatic station, is in China. The Vesuvius is expected here from Washington in a day or two. and the torpedo boat Cushing is at Washington. The San Francisco is on FRIDAY MORNING. OCTOBER 30, 1891.—TEN PAGES- the Pacific coast, and the Baltimore is at Valparaiso. "The heavily armored double turreted monitor Miantonomah was put into commission Monday noon, and is a fear ful antagonist for any warship. She carries four sixteen-inch guns, six two pounders, two three-pounders, two ma chine guns and two gatling guns, and is ready to leave on notice. "Tbe cruisers of the first-class have twin screws, and can make the fastest time. They are the Chicago, Balti more, Philadelphia, Newark and San Fiancisco. "This tremendous navy force in full condition could be assembled against Chile in a little over a month, but would find no vessel approaching them in power along the whole Pacific coast within that time. At no time recently haa our navy been in a position to place so many of its best warships at the front in so short a time. Said a naval officer the other day: We should not need troops in Chile, for our war vessels, with their complement of marines and sailors, would be ttinple for the purpose of sub jugating Chile, should it ever come to that point, which I very much doubt." Activity at Mare Island. • Vallejo, Oct. •29.—There seems to be considerable extra activity about the vessels at the navy yard. A telegram came today asking for an estimate of the cost of preparing the Mohican for sea duty at once, within two weeks, and it is expected that a large force of men will be immediately set to work upon her. The monitor Comanche, though de signed for harbor defense, can put to sea in a few days. The Monadnock will not be in condition for six months yet. Few vessels here are available. The Yorktown Reaches Bahia. Washington, Oct. 29.—The United States steamship Yorktown arrived at Bahia, Brazil, today. She will stop a few days to coal, then proceed to the Pacificstation, touching Chile in about three weeks. The United States steamship Petrel was today ordered to sail immediately from New York for China, via the Suez canal. ___________ STEAMBOAT DISASTER. A FINE MISSISSIPPI RIVER BOAT .BURNED. Thirteen Lives Known to Have Been Lost and the Number May Reaoh Twenty. Negro Roustdabovjta Thought to Have Fired the Vessel. Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 29.—8y the burning of the fine steamer Oliver Bierne, at Milliken'a Bend landing at an early hour this morning, thirteen lives are known to have been lost, and it is feared more. The boat was laid up at the landing. A number of cabin passengers and over 200 "deckles,'' white men en route to various lewe works were aboard. There was a lot of cotton to be Joaded at the landing,iilld the mate had trouble with the rousta bouts and a number of them quit work, n'.tpr which the mate hired wbite men. This enraged the negroes, who made open threats against the mate and the boat. At 3:30 this morning the cotton in the deck room was discovered on fire, and in a short time the entire boat svas in a mass of flames. The passengers were aroused and everything possible was done to avert loss of life, but thirteen persons are known to have perished, audit is feared several of the unknown deck passengers lost their lives. Most of those rescued had to jump into the river where they were picked up by a yawl. The fire spread with such rapidity that they could get off the boat in no other way." The passengers lost everything. The survivors of the disas ter were shown every kindness by the citizens of Miliken's bend. The list oi lost reported by Captain Thorwegen, is: Two children of Dr. Worrell, of Baton Rouge; Sam V. En triken ; two chamber maids; a daughter of Mr. Adams, of Omaha; rive cabin boys; a nurse of Mrs. Frazier, of Nat chez; Mrs. Woolidge, of New Orleans. It is extremely probable that a num ber of the "deckies" were lost. A skiff reached here from Duckport this evening, bearing the body of an old white lady which waa found clinging to a bale of cotton floating down the river this morning. Nothing was found on the person to identify her. It is thought when mat ters are fully settled, it will be found that no less than twenty lives were lost. Several employes of the boat who ex erted themselves to save passengers were painfully burned. Some of the lady passengers are in a critical condi tion from fright and injuries received. The boat had over 700 bales of cotton on board. Faithful to Briggs. New York, Oct. 29.—The directors of the Union Theological seminary met again this morning to confer with the committee from the general assembly resarding the disapproval of Professor Briggs's appointment to a chair in the seminary. At 12:30 the conference took a recese for an hour. Although all present refused to divulge the proceed ings, it is understood that the directors of the seminary are faithful as ever to Briggs. Tug of War. San Francisco, Oct. 29.—1n the inter national tug of war, tonight. Denmark beat America in 24 minutes 25 seconds, and Scotland beat Germany in 23 min utes and 43 seconds. Scotland has not yet been defeated, and it is now sure of the first prize. Denmark has been beaten once and America twice. Norway beat Ireland in 1 hour 27 minutes and 41 sec onds. Canada beat America in 39 min utes. Baseball Games. Sack amknto, Oct. 29.—San .lose de feated Sacramento today after a closely contested game, by a score of 7 to (i. ■San Francisco, Oct. 29. —'Frisco lost the game today with Oakland by a s core of 8 to 5. A Colored Lynching. Covington, La., Oct. 29 —Jack Parker (colored) was lynched last night by a mob of negroes" for the murder of John Handy, alpp colored. ANOTHER SET BACK For Canned Goods and Dried Fruit Shippers. Lower Transcontinental Bates Negatived. The Executive Committee of the Traf fic Association Organized. A Sacramento Farmer Indicted for Libel. Galavottl's Murderer Given Him self Up—Other Pacific Coast News. V Associated Press Dispatches. San Fbancisco, Oct. 29.—The canned goods and dried fruit shippers have re ceived another set back in their hopes for a reduction of freight rates. A tele gram was received here today, stating that the action of the Transcontinental association, reducing the rates to $1 for canned goods, and $1.40 for dried fruits, had been negatived. This means that two members of the association who were not present -at the meeting which reduced the rates, will not agree to their being put into effect. The executive committee of the Cali fornia traffic association met today and elected F. L. Castle first vice-president, Barry Baldwin second vice-president, and Isaac Upham treasurer. J. B. Stet son, president of the association, is also president of the executive committee. I The constitution and by-laws were dis- j cussed, and an address, outlining the : policy of the organization, was prepared. I Tbe association will be organized on the j lines of the Chicago freight bureau, modified to suit the conditions in Cali fornia. SHOT OFF HIS MOUTH. A Farmer Indicted for Libeling the Sac ramento Supervisors. Sacramento, Oct. 29.—The grand jury today returned an indictment against 11. M. Reed, a farmer who resides near Florian, this county, charging him with libel. In a Farmers' Alliance meeting a few weeks ago Reed in a vigorous speech declared that Messrs. Black, Miller and Jenkins, members of the board of supervisors, had received $15,000 for their votes to kill a certain ordinance which was in opposition to liquor dealers. He quoted as his authority the proprietor of the Sacramento winery, who, he declared, had told him We collected the money from the salo*n keepers. When approached by the supervisors, the wine-maker denied having made such a statement. Reed was then arrested on the charge of libel. He was released on iflooo bail. BEFORE JUDGE WAt.LACK. Victims of the San Francisco Grand Jury Secure Postponements. San Fbancisco, Oct. 29. —The case of Bamberger & Kempfer, liquor mer chants, indicted by the grand jury for obtaining goods under false pretenses,' was called before Judge Wallace this morning, and their attorney asked leave to withdraw their, plea of not guilty, and make a motion to set the indictment aside. He read affidavits to the effect that the grand jury was |not properly impaneled, and that one of the jurors was disqualified through being a creditor of the firm. The case went over until Tuesday. Ex-Assemblyman Bruner, who was in dicted on the charges of malfeasance in office and perjury, was granted until Monday next in which to plead. WILL BE SENT TO NAPA. A Demented Editor Shoots au Inoffensive Old Man. Santa Rosa, Cal., Oct. 29. —E. J. Livernash, the Livermore editor who created a sensation by a masquerading episode, went to Cloverdale last night, and shot four times at a man 70 years of age, named Etheridge, whom he imagined to be Judge Joachimsen, of San Francisco. All four shots took effect, but only produced flesh wounds. Livernash'was arrested and brought here this afternoon. He was examined by Judge Dougherty and Doctors Smith and Weaver, and pronounced insane. He will be taken to Napa. SURRENDERED TO THE SHERIFF. The Alleged Murderer of Ualarottl Gives Himself I p. 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