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SPIES TO BALMACEDA Serious Charges Agaiust American Officers. Minißter Egan's Intimacy Witli the Late Dictator. Much Ado About Admiral Brown's Breach of Neutrality. Many Reasons Assigned for the Chileans' Mate for Americans — Captain Schley's Account of the Valparaiso Outrage. ' Associated Press Dispatches. London, Nov. ti —The Times' cor respondent at Valparaiso reports as fol lows : "Evidencegathered from all hands ap pears to conclusively prove that the American squadron acted the part of spies for Balmaceda, and that second only to the dictator's troops the rqost effective assistance to the cause of oppression waß received from Minister Egan, the American squadron and the Washington administration, the two latter having probably been deceived by Minister Egan first. I have absolutely verified from ex-official sources, Minister Egan's intimacy with and obsequiousness to Balmaceda. The* concensus of documentary and other evidence compels belief in the accuracy of the charges tbat Admiral Brown im parted the result of his visit to Quinte ros to Balmaceda's officials. Admiral Brown's statement that he took a Brit ish naval officer to Quinteros, is untrue. "At Coquinibo I received proof that the Americans described the situation of the Congresßionalist troops and fleet in Northern Chile. The American cable was cut at Iquique, under the protection of an American man-of-war, to enable Balmaceda to control opinion abroad. Tbe feeling of the nation, under the cir cumstances, may easily be understood, but Chileans of all classes separate the Ameiican nation fiom its representa tives' connection with these gross aggra vations. "Upon unproved, if not unfounded charges, Minister Egan, in order to cover bis unsustainable position, has addressed three hostile notes to the Chilean gov ernment, hoping to create difficulties in subsidiary questions, under shelter oj which he and Blame might escape. "The government is acting with tbe greatest prudence, and will endeavor to satisfy all the just demands of th? United States, ignoring the insolent at titude of Egan. Blame, in part nership with Egan, has succeed ed in leaving an imperishable land mark in South American history, which neither the Pan-American conference nor an inter-colonial railway can erase. The alleged dying declarations of Bal maceda, respecting the councils given bim by Mr. Egan, and other declara tions upon United States affairs are pure inventions." The Times this morning says: "The Chileans would be more than human if they did not reßent Minister Egan's hectoring and brow beating tone. Unless they come to his assist ance by departure from the _ mod erate attitude they now maintain, it only remains for Blame to climb down as softly and gently as he can. The Amer ican people are certainly concerned to discover and punish those who em ployed their ships and influence in ways which, if not absolutely incorrect, are at least extremely irregular and mischievous. In an interview United States Minis ter Lincoln expresses tbe opinion that Chile news is exaggerated, and that there is no possibility of war. He also expresses the hope that a settlement will be attained in a few days. CHILEAN ANIMOSITY. Their Hate for Americans Dates Back to the Day* of >40. Chicago, Nov. I.—Ramon Eatuvillo, a native Californian, at the Palmer house today, said: "The people of Span ish blood are pretty much all alike, and I think I understand the Chilean situa tion better than a man of English de scent naturally would. The Chil eans hate the Americans, not on account of the Itata incident or any recent occurrence. Those incidents merely, aggravated a feeling dating far back — to the time of the discovery of gold in California. There was a great demand for provisions in San Francisco then, California not being the great wheat growing state it is today, and flour was imported irom Chile in large quan tities. This brought San Fran cisco and Valparaiso into close com munication, and thousands of Chileans went to the newly-discovered gold fields. It was just after the Mexican war, as the result of which there was bitter feeling. Tbe natives looked upon immigrants as intruders. Numbers of natives became outlaws, and many mur ders and robberies were committed, while a number of Chileans were murdered and robbed by Ameri can miners, and race hostility became so intense many Chilean miners re turned to their own land. They took with them the story of their inhospit able reception, and the nation has smarted under what it deemed wrongs to its subjects, ever since. The aver age Chilean hates Yankees and tbe United States and this is one reason for it. DUE TO BULLDOZING. Chilean Hate Engendered by American Oppression. Paris, Nov. 1. —The animosity felt by Chilean residents here against the United States is reflected in an inter view with a prominent member of the Chilean community in Paris, who at tributed the enmity of the American government to the Chileans' refusal to enter the customs union proposed by Secretary Blame. ''Several Chilean statesmen," said he, "exchanged views with Blame, assuring him tbat as soon as there was visible any advantage the United States could grant Chile in return for the sur render of her European trade the pro LOS ANGELES HERALD. posed customs union would hate some chance of acceptance. Unable to do this, the Washington government would not forgive Chilean resistance to their pet scheme. Spite waa shown in their pursuit of tbe Itata, which was treated like a slave dhow. It re quired all tbe authority of the Paris agents of the Chilean congress to prevent the Esmeralda from fighting the United States cruiser Charleston. Farther proof of hostility is found in the action of Admiral Brown in watching the insurgents at Quintero and report ing their movements to Balmaceda. The attitude of tbe United States over the state of affairs is unjustifiable. The Washington government ought to have awaited the result of the official inquiry, relying upon the operation of Chilean justice, which is equal if not superior to American justice. The reports that the Valparaiso police used their bayo nets must be groundless, for tbeir only weapon is a staff." *■ CAPTAIN SCHLEY'S REPORT. American Sailors Barbarously Treated by the Valparaiso Police. Washington, Nov. I.—Secretary Tracy this afternoon received the following dispatch from Captain Schley, dated yesterday: Petty Officer Johnson, in whose arms Biggin was killed, declared that the act was done by a police guard. Apprentice Williams reports tbat be was arrested by a mounted policeman, who placed catgut nippers around his wrists and started bis horse on a gallop, throwing him down. Coal heaver McWilliams was taken to prison with catgut nippers around his wrist and a lasso around his neck. He was bitten in the arm after arrest. Coal-heaver (Juigley, while trying to es cape from the mob, was struck with a sword by a police officer. Apprentice Talbott was arrested, and on the way to prison, was struck repeatedly by the police. Petty Officer Hamilton was dangerously wounded and rendered un conscious and was literally dragged to prison. One of my people, trying to make him comfortable, was threatened with the butt of a musket and made to desist. The prisoners were examined Becretly, the presence of an officer, sent by me to court, being denied. Before their discharge the men were required to sign a paper. Rbeinhart asked a court official the meaning of this paper; he was informed that it was a mere form, stating that the signer was not engaged in trouble. Two of my men are dead, three dangerously wounded and about fifteen slightly injured. Tbe sur geons believe the wounded are out of danger. AMERICAN REPUBLICS. A BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL. COM MERCIAL COMPANY. Trada With the United States Is the Object—The Wine Industry Being De veloped in Southern Brazil—Paraguay Raises Its Tariff on Imports. Washing ion, Nov. 1. —The bureau of American republics is informed of the organization and charter of the Inter national Commercial and Industrial comoany of Brazil, with offices and a depository at 07 Rua de Marco, Rio de Janeiro. Tbe capital is at the start 111,600,000, all paid in, and authority is granted for an increase to $4,500,000. It is the intention of the company, to do business exclusively with the United States, and to this end it will undertake the agency for manufacturers, and in execution of orders will guarantee pay ment, and whenever necessary or ad vantageous to the buyer or sell er, will arrange to pay on de livery. Particular attention will be given to the complete outfitting of railways, the supplying of rolling slock, furnishing and putting up iron bridges, and furnishing the erecting plants for the manufacture of sugar. Tbe bureau says the company is highly en dorsed by the banks of Rio de Janeiro, the management being in the hands of competent and experienced gentlemen, which is a guarantee of success. The recent treaty of reciprocity has lead to tbe organization of the company. THE WINE INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL. Late information as to the rapid de velopment of the wine industry in Southern Brazil, shows tbat a decided improvement has taken place in the quality of the product, though it still has a sharp taste. Notwithstanding the difects, good prices are obtained for it, and it is more re munerative than coffee. The govern ment has taken steps to foster the cul ture of the vine, by granting for two years free transportation for vine pro ducts over the state railways, and has provided for the establishment of a vin ological and phylloxera station, with a vineyard attached, for tbe diffusion of information au to vine culture. Paraguay's new tariff law. Tbe bureau of American republics lias information that the new law of Paraguay, taking effect today, imposes an import duty of 10 per cent on the tariff valuation of flower, and the aver age duty on imports is an increase of 20 per cent. A Good Suggestion. Washington, Nov. 1. —Second Auditor Patterson, in a report to the secretary of the treasury, suggests that the revised statutes be modified so as to authorize the second auditor to disallow claims for arrears of pay and bounty in cases where the record of bis office shows that a soldier or his hoirs have received all they are entitled to under the law, pro vided that if the claimants are dissatis fied, they may within six months appeal to the second • comptroller; otherwise the auditor's action shall be deemed final and conclusive, subject to revision only by congress or the proper courts. River Improvement. Kansas City, Nov. I.—The Commer cial club of this city has called, a con vention to meet here December 15th and 16th to urge upon congress systematic improvements of the Missouri and lower Mississippi rivers. Delegates will be here from Montana, Colorado, Dakota, lowa. Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Illi nois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. MONDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 2, 1891. A DEFECTIVE FLUE Costs the Prince of Wales Dearly. His Palace at Sandringham Damaged by Fire. Stones and Shillalahs Again Figure in Irish Politics. A Divorce Kill Introduced In tne Mexican Congress — Russia Issues a New Grain Ukase-An Blectrlc Wire Horror. Associated Pres. Dispatches. London, Nov. I.—Early this morning the top floor of the Prince of Wales' res idence was discovered on fire. An alarm was promptly rung, and soon the greatest excitement prevailed. An hour later the whole upper part of the build* ing was in flames, aud in a few minutes the roof collapsed with a tremendous crash. The reflection of the flames wai visible several miles around. The sev eral fire brigades on tho scene were as sisted by hundreds of volunteers, includ ing an engine company sent by the Great Eastern Railway company by special train. The second and third floors of the building were gutted and their contents destroyed. The lower rooms were greatly damaged by water. The total amount of damage is estimated at £15,000. The prince and family were absent at the time. It is supposed the fire was caused by a spark from a flue, which smouldered during the night. MEXICAN MATTERS. The Malo Contract Forfeited—A Divorce BUI Introduced in Congress. City ok Mexico, Nov. 1. —The con tract between the executive and Salva dor Malo for tbe establishment of a line of steamers between China and the Mex ican Pacific ports, has been declared for feited by the Mexican government. The concession called for yearly trips from Hong Kong to Vera Cruz, Oaxaca, on the Pacific coast, and two only were made. At the mining camp of Pan Pablo, near Buena Vista, Coahula, there was a sanguinary battle recently between John F. Moulton, an American, and Antonio Ventura aud Leonardo Rodrugueß, Mex icans. The Mexicans fell upon Moulton, knives in hand, and he defended himself with a dagger. At the conclusion of the fight, Ventura was dead, Rodrugues had dagger wounds in his body, and Moulton was badly slashed. John N. Contreras, the earthquake prophet at Guanaj uato, forcasta trembling for either the states of Mexico, Puebla or Vera Cruz, between the Bth and 12th of November. Deputy Juan A. Mateos presented a national divorce bill to the chamber of deputies Friday night. The house was packed from floor to ceiling with specta tors, and nearly every deputy was pres ent. The bill is very similar to a New York law. a state of Mexico has a divorce law, and it is doubtful if the one proposed will ever leave the cham ber, owing to the general Catholic ten dencies of the masses. STONES AND SHI 1,1, Al.All S Freely Used at Sunday's Political Meet ings in Cork. Cork, Nov. 1. —The Parnellite and anti-Parnellite meetings were today again divided by § large force of police. Nevertheless the Parnellites managed to throw a good many stones over the heads of the police at Mr. O'Brien's meeting. The McCarthyites replied with similar missiles, and a serious conflict followed. The police were utterly un able to keep order, many persons being injured in the mel6e. Earlier in the day an attack was made on a band of music in O'Connell street. Tbe instruments of the musicians were smashed and a number of persons in jured. The Parnellites marched in a procession, an American flag and a por trait of Parnell being carried at the head of their line. Mr. Redmond, the Parnellite parliamentary candidate, in a speech declared that it was impossible for Dillon and O'Brien to be independ ent. Gladstone was their master in England, Tim Healy their master in Ireland. During the meeting Mr. Redmond was presented an enormous shillalah. Both meetings were largely attended. Much rowdyism was manifested at various times by roughs, who even attacked women and children. PRAIRIE FIRES. Severe Experiences of Settlers tn North Dakota. Mandan, N. D., Nov. I.—Persons from Oliver county tell of severe experiences farmers and ranchmen had with recent prairie fires. More damage waß done than at first supposed. Several thou sand tons of hay were lost, large ranges were burned, and it is estimated twenty settlers had their homes and stables burned, John Day had a flock of 400 sheep cremated. Settlers named Nel son, Hunter and Smith lost horses and cattle as well as buildings. Central American News. San Jose, Costa Rica, Nov. 1. —An ep idemic resembling ia grippe has at tacked many persons here. Rumors from Nicaragua are to the effect that a number of persons will be exiled, in addition to those already driven from the country, before long. The epidemic of small-pox which re cently prevailed in Honduras is over. De Giers Dictates Terms to France. Paris, Nov. 1. — Foreign Minister Ribot, having urged De Giers, during his recent visit to Madrid, to try to persuade the czar to visit France, was told it was first advisable to expel all Russian refugees, and it is supposed they are preparing to make a clean sweep of them over the Swiss frontier. A Russian Grain Ukase. Paris, Nov. I.—A telegram received at the Russian embassy, here, an nounces the issuance of a ukase iv Russia, prohibiting from today, the ex portation of all cereals excepting wheat. The Russian government has assigned another thirty-two million roubles to the distress fund. THE DEADLY CURRENT. A Singularly Fatal Electric Wire Acci dent in Panama. Panama, Nov. 1.—On Saturdav a naked telephone wire was detached by some street Arabs, so that it hung from its support to the ground, trailing over the circuit wires from the electric light Elant. A police officer commenced to aul it in. The act of drawing caused it to cut through the rubber insulation of the electric light wire. The officer received a shock which rendered him uncongciouB. A great crowd gathered, and before the elec tric light company could be notified to shut off the current, a horse hitched to a cab was driven over the wire and killed. The cabman, attempting to extricate his animal from the harness, thinking he had simply fallen, was struck on the forehead by the swinging wire, which bit through his skull, al- I most to the ears, and there remained. The electric fluid literally filled the man's head, and in a moment his brain and eyea had been completely inciner ated. The flesh and skin smoked and sizzled until they were reduced almost to ashes. All this while sparks played about his head in an awful shower, the eyes literally glowing and radiating a consuming Are. Maacagnl's New Opera. Rome, Nov. 1. —According to previous announcement, Amiso Fritz, Pietro Mascagni's new opera, had its first public performance last night. The audience manifested enormous enthusi asm and seven scenes were encored. Signor Mascagni was called before the curtain thirty-three times. A Strategic Conference. Paris, Nov. 1. —Grand Duke Alexan der of Oldenburg, chief military expert of Russia, is taking part in a strategic conference now proceeding between French and Russian officers. Continental Union. Teci mreh, Ont., Nov. 1.—A strong branch of the Continental union, whose object is political alliance with the United States, was formed here last night. Cardinal Lavigerie 111. Paris, Nov. 1.—Cardinal Lavigerie is seriously ill at Algiers. The pope has sent his blessing to the cardinal. TENNESSEE TROUBLE. GOVERNOR BUCHANAN GETS A MOVE ON HIMSELF. A Big Reward Offered for tbe Leader of the Briceville Riot— Small Rewards Offered for the Recapture of the Con victs—More to Be Liberated. Knoxvili.e, Term., Nov. I.—Governor Bachanan arrived today to confer with Attorney-General Pickle on the out break of the Briceville miners. This evening he issued two proclamations, one offering a reward of $5000 for the arrest and conviction of the leader of the Briceville riot, and the other offering a reward of $25 each for the capture of the escaped convicts. Everything is quiet at Briceyille. As precautions the guards at Oliver's have been largely reinforced, and if the stockade should be attacked vigorous resistance will be made. The governor will not call out the militia at present. He will depend upon the civil authorities to rearrest the convicts. Chattanooga, Term., Nov. 1. —A rumor is current here to the effect that a secret understanding exists between the miners throughout the state to lib erate all tbe convicts working in mines. In consequence it is thought the next move will be on Silver Springs, Tracy- City and Inman. A special to the Times says the Brice ville miners resumed work yesterday morning. The convicts are scattered, the majority fleeing to tbe mountains of Kentucky. The matter has created great excitement here, and the outcome is looked forward to with interest. The failure of the legislature to adjust the difficulty is the loundation for the pres ent lawlessness, and the public are very indignant. IOWA POLITICS. Tuesday's Election the Sole Object of Public Attention. Deb Moines, la., Nov. 1. —Politicians have not been able to keep tbe Sabbath day entirely free from politics. The election is the sole object of public at tention. Anxiety over the outcome has never been so intense. Both parties have an organization that will reach every precinct in the state. The vote in cities likeDes Moines will probably be tbe fullest ever cast. Instances are frequent in which voters temporarily hundreds of miles from home, have been sent for at the expense of the campaign fund. Both parties are very hopeful. The Farmers' Alliance (the Ocala faction) is maintaining its cam paign with considerable tenacity. Their candidate, Westfall, estimates his vote at from 26,000 to 40,000; the Republi cans and Democrats concede bim not to exceed 15,000. The legislature is a mat ter of much speculation by both parties. The Alliance men are beginning to as sert that they will succeed in securing tbe balance of power. British and Portuguese. Paris, Nov. I.—A Portuguese mail boat from East Africa arrived at Mar seilles reports a recent collision between British and Portuguese soldiers at Lo renzo Marques, in which two were killed and fifteen injured. The Rothschilds Accommodate Spain. Madrid, Nov. I.—The Rothschilds ' will renew tbe Spanish loan of $10,000, --000, and will advance $20,000,000 more in gold to the Bank of Spain. The con tract will be signed Wednesday next. A Suit fits well and proves Fine Tail oring when selected from the large New , Stock of H. A. 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