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VOL. 37.—N0. 18. EXCITED CHILEANS. A Mob Threatens the Amer ican Legation. Minister Egan Appeals to the Junta for Protection. A Troop of Cavalry Sent to Guard His Residence. The Report About the Baltimore Play ing the Fart of a Spy Disproved. Rleardo Trumbull's View of the Situation. Associated Press Dispatches. Valparaiso, Nov. (i. —A public meet ing; has been convoked to demand the extradition of two of Balmaceda 'a-minis ters, implicated in the plot to murder Colonel Canto. It is believed the ex ministers in question have taken refuge in the United States legation at San tiago. Santiago, Chile, Nov. fi.—The news papers here for several days have been publishing wild stories about a conspir acy among the refugees at the American legation to kill General Canto. A no tice was circulated today calling a meet ing of the people in the plaza to de nounce the conspiracy. Egan, United States minister, informed the junta that threats had been made to attack the United States legation and capture the refugees, and warned the junta that it would be held responsible tor such action. Later in the day several thousand men assembled in the plaza and applauded several incendiary speeches, in which the sup posed conspiracy and the United States legation were denounced. The junta, upon receiving Egan's letter, sent a troop of cavalry to guard the United States legation, and as the meeting in the plaza closed, the intendente pub lished a notice saying the stories of con spiracy were devoid of foundation. Seri ous trouble was doubtless averted by this notice, although the government did nothing to prevent trouble until re ceiving Mr. Egan's protest. A BRITISH DIE NAILED. Ample Proof That the Baltimore Did Not Play the Part of a Spy. Chicago, Nov. 0. —A private letter re ceived today from Benjamin W. Wells, one of the U. S. 8. Baltimore's officers, by his father in this city, explodes the assertions of British naval officers that the Baltimore acted as a .spy on the Chilean insurgents when the latter landed at Quintero. The letter is dated August 23d, and reads s ,f My last letter to you was from Coqnimbo. The day it was mailed we received word that tbe insurgents had landed near Valparaiso." This extract snows conclusively that the Baltimore, instead of being along side the British ship Champion, on the day of the insurgents' landing at Quin tero bay (as the officials of that ship asserted, according to a dispatch from Victoria, B. C, printed this morning) was at Coquimbo and not near Quintero. Mr. Wells says the news of the land ing reached him at breakfast, and the Baltimore did not leave Coquimbo until midnight. The first thing that at tracted his attention on reaching Val paraiso harbor at sunset the following evening was the insurgent, warships Abtao and Magellanes with flags flying at all masts in celebration of insurgent success in the first day's fighting. Tho letter then describes the scenes attending the fall of Valparaiso, includ ing the taking of wounded officers, women and children aboard the Balti more, and practically the accession of the junta to power. It then adds pro phetically: "We will not be in good favor here; that may be taken for granted. After the capturing of the Itata and the cutting of the cable at Iquique, the chances for bare politeness are slim." The letter concludes as fol lows : "I heard the minister of war say last night that aa the battle was turning against him he turned to the command er of one of the battalions and said to him: 'Major, where are your men? Post them in such a place.' The officer an swered: 'Sir, except me the battalion no longer exists.' "Just think of it, the entire battalion was completely wiped out, and this was only one of many. There is no doubt about it, the government waa frightfully beaten. All the doctors we can spare are ashore working in the hospitals. One sent ashore yesterday went up to the battlefield and worked over the wounded there; 1500 were brought in last night." It waa was after this letter, telling of the Baltimore's surgeons' work of hu manity for the wounded Chileans, had been mailed, that a portion of the Balti more's crew waa frightfully maltreated in the streets of Valparaiso. Mr. Wells was the officer in charge of the boats that landed a detachment of American bluejackets and marines during the dis order folio >ving the insurgent victory. CHILE'S NBW REGIME, Jorge Montt Elected President—Rleardo Trumbull's Observations. London, Nov. 6.—A dispatch from Valparaiso today says: Admiral Jorge Montt has been unanimously elected president of the republic of Chile. San Fbancisco, Nov. 6.—Ricardo Trumbull, who came to San Francisco some months ago as the representative of the insurgent party in Chile, and who waa arreated when here for hia connec tion with the Itata affair, returned from the east last night. He expressed him self as entirely satisfied with the out come of the Itata case. "I learn," aaid he, "that Admiral Montt bas been chosen president, and while I have no official knowledge, I am confident of ita accuracy, and have wired him my congratulations. I have known Jorge Montt personally for a long time, and have the greatest regard for his ability and integrity. He is recognized by all classes aa a con servative man who never allowed him self with radicals or extremists, and is, in my opinion, just the man to. heal the breaches and harmonize the various fac tions." "What," was asked, "doyou think of the prospects of war between Chile and this country?" "There is, I think, no fear of such a contingency. The authorities at Wash ington probably realize that patience must be exerciaed in dealing with a country that has just emerged from a bloody revolution, and whoae affairs, in consequence, are in a badly unsettled condition. There is no doubt that ample reparation will be made for the killing of the men from the Balti more, and an investigation is now going on. The dispatches sent here, accusing the police of Valparaiao of participa tion in the killing, I denounce as false. It is a well known fact that the police of Chile are armed with wooden clubs, and carry no pistols and knives at any time. The fact ia the attack was the work of a mob composed probably of the lower classes, who are bitter in their feeling toward this country." "What has led to thia feeling?" "Well, mainly, I should aay, the action of Admiral Brown spying upon the movements of the insurgents and fur nishing Balmaceda with information. That this ia true I will assert moat posi tively, and I know that the admiral in formed Balmaceda of the strength of the insurgent forces which were landed at Quintero bay. "I anticipate that affairs in Chile from this time on will move smoothly. Con gress will meet on the 18th of the pres ent month at Santiago, and one of their acta will be to make certain amendments to the constitution, which, if made long ago, would have rendered unnecessary the late uprising." DA FONSECA'S NEW DEAL THE DICTATORSHIP SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN FORCED ON HIM. Remote Possibilities of a Restoration. Reassuring Reports Received from Rio—The Opinion General that a Rev olution Will Not Take Place. Lihbon, Nov. 0. —Cable dispatches re ceived today from Bio Janeiro contain information that all the theaters and other places of amusement have been closed by the authorities. The soldiery are patrolling the city for the purpose of preventing the assembling of the people. All the public buildings are guarded by troops. The members of the diplomatic corps held a conference today in regard to tbe situation. Rio Janeibo, Nov. 6. —President May ring, of the Bank of the Republic, domi nates public affairs. Count De Figuer redo has been placed under surveillance. A VOBCISD BICTATORSIIir. ■ London, Nov. o.—Advices received by the Times today from Rio Grande do Sul declare that the army and navy compelled President Da Fonseca to as sume the dictatorship, and there is con siderable agitation in the province of Rio Grande do Sul, where the late events at Rio Janeiro are considered but a prelude to the restoration of the em pire. The Times dispatch continues: ''Northern "Brazil is decidedly in favor of an empire, and only in central Bra zil ia the republic popular. Thia may lead to Dom Pedro's gtandaon becoming chief of atate nnder the regency of three prominent citizens.'' REASSURING REPORTS. Rio Janeiro, Nov. 6. —The situation of affairs here today is reassuring. The troops which have been guarding the telegraph offices since the disturbances commenced, have been withdrawn. Complete order prevails, and the uaual amount of business ia being transacted. The government haa ceased to interfere with any telegrams, and the general im pression ia that a revolution ia not likely to occur. " The proaperity of the country ia unimpaired by the recent occurrences. New York, Nov. 6. —A prominent business firm of thia city today received the following from Rio: "Everything quiet; business progressing us uaual." London, Nov. 6. —A Timea Rio special say a: It ia the general opinion that nothing serioua will happen. Exchange ia firm and business proceeds aa usual. Paris, Nov. 0. —The secretary of the Brazilian legation here does not fear that there will be a prolonged period of disquiet in Brazil, aa the Braziliana are naturally too conaervative and orderly for Buch a atate of affaire to exist long. the coming elections. Paris, Nov. 6. —A dispatch from Rio Janeiro statea that elections for mem bers of the new chamber of representa tives are expected to take place in Janu ary. Congress will revise the constitu tion and will retain ita republican and federative character. The dispatch fur ther states that a commission has been appointed for the summary trial of per sons charged with being enemies of tbe republic. Upon conviction on that charge, they will be banished from the country. BRAZIL IS ALL RIGHT. Paris, Nov. 6.—The Brazilian minister here today aaid: "Brazilians will never accept a dictatorship, and President Da Fonseca will not dream of it. Martial law has been proclaimed only in Rio de Janeiro, aa protection against the mon archists' attempts at the restoration of the empire. From the experience ob tained when Dom Pedro was dethroned, congress is aware that it cannot depend upon the support of either the army on tbe navy. If it could, it might imitate Chile and seek to fight Da Fonseca. The troops remain faithful because they fear the monarchial menace behind eventful suc cess for congress. Fonseca is ill and has neither the will nor the power to men ace the existence of the republic. Bra zilian finances are in good order. There is enough money deposited in London to meet all expenses abroad for the next nine months." When the suggestion waa made that identically the same congress might be re-elected, the minister replied that he had no fear that the election would turn not in favor of the government. You say you feel bad? Why so? Cheer up, old man, and don't get low-spfrited; your rheu matism can be cured with a bottle of Salvation OU. SATURDAY MORNING. NOVEMBER 7, 1891.—TEN PAGES. JUBILANT ITALIANS. Abolishment of the French Tariff Tickles Them. Good Crops Insure a New Era of Prosperity. The. Pope's Health Is Good and He Will Not Leave Rome. Hard Times Increasing In Russia —A Financial Crisis at Hand—The Japanese Earthquake!— Other Foreign News- Associated Press Dispatches. Rome, Nov. 6.—News from Paris that the council of ministers has decided to abolish the differential duties now lev ied on France against Italian products, has given thegreateat aatiafaction to the people of Italy. The wine crop of '91 is now about com pleted. Reports from every part of the country testify to ita abundance and excellent quality. It ia even said in many sections to be almost an impossi bility to provide the caska and barrels necessary for its transportation. With a ready market for this enormous crop, and the crops of cereals considerably above the average, Italy ought during the coming year to enter upon a new period of prosperity. The health of the pope continues ex cellent. He feels keenly the situation in which he ia placed by the unfortunate incident of the Pantheon, but there ia do truth whatever in his rumored inten tion of quitting Rome. Much disap pointment ia felt in Vatican financial circles at the extremely meager result of the offerings of Peter'a pence from Eng land, the amount being only about £500. HARD TISIKs IN RUSSIA. The Famine Increases In Rigor and a Financial Crisis Is Impending. St. Petersburg, Nov. 6. —The gover nor of Nijni-Novgotod declares that throughout the province all the sup plies of proviaiona are exhausted; that the peasants will soon be without food, and that 1,800,000 poods of grain are re quired, the greater part of which must be imported. The difficulty of trans portation will render timely help al most impossible. The commander of the Franco-Cas pian army corpa haa ordered all frag ments left by tbe BoJdiers made into biscuits and sent to- the famine districts. Many members of the foreign colonies in Moscow are contributing freely to the famine fund. The condition of St. Petersburg money market ia cauaing grave apprehension. There are rumors affecting the stability of ten banking houses, some of which are considered the soundest in the city. Finance Minister Vishnegradaky'aorder that all foreign accounts for October be paid in cash has greatly embarrassed many bankers, who are obliged to pledge government securities to raise funds. Rouble exchange and government stock continue to fall steadily, and everything indicates that a crisis is impending. The governor of Simburaki is sup pressing rioters with a heavy hand. Rioters are sentenced to receive 500 lashes. It ia reported that three offend ers died while the punishment was be ing inflicted. The Moscow Gazette domands the for mation of a ministry of agriculture, which it sets forth would prevent con flicting policies leading to famine. London, NoV. 6.—The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Times telegraphs that he learns from the best sources that heavy export tuxes will be imposed on wheat three weeks hence. All the min isters, except Viahnegradsky, minister of finance, favored total prohibition of exportation. Therefore a modification is still possible. The long warning given exporters will result in active trade in the meantime. Viahnegradsky is seek ing to redeem one quarter of the Rus sian loan in Paris, so as to save it from complete failure. Thia fact explains the recent drop in Russian securities in Paris. N. Dreyfua, member of the French chamber of deputies, intenda to question the French miniater of finance in the chamber in regard to the alleged opera tions to depreaa Russian bonda and French rentes. The government haa decided to meet the inquiry and an im portant debate ia probable. THE JAPAN EARTHQUAKE. An Official Dlapatch Says 6500 People Were Killed. Washington, November 6.—A tele gram from the J apaneae government waa today received by Tate'no, Japanese miniater, giving an account of the earth quake which ocenned in Japan on the 28th of October. It seems from thia re port that the damage cauaed by the earthquake was confined almost entirely to the prefectures of Aichi and Gifu. Nagoya ia the chief city in Hichi pre fecture and has a population of 150,000, and there are very large cities in Gifu prefecture. No mention ia made of any damage in any other parts of Japan. According to this information 6500 per sons were killed, 9000 were injured, 75, --000 houses were totally destroyed and 12,000 badly damaged. YANKEE GALLANfRY. The American Charge d'Affaires at Mad rid Distinguishes Himself. Madrid, Nov. 6.—The American charge d'affaires here, Mr. Newberry, became involved in a atreet brawl today. Noticing ladies vainly expostulating with a driver, because of cruelty to an overburdened horße, Newberry remon atrated with the driver who, becoming insolent, had hie ears boxed by New berry. The driver and companions then attempted to show fight, but cowed by Newberry's manner,contented them selves with a torrent of vile language and endeavored to incite a riot against foreigners. The driver was arrested. Governor Toires. San Diego, Nov. 6. —Gov. Luis E. Torres, of Lower California, who has been absent in Smora and the City ol Mexico, returned to this city tonight en route to Knsenada, where he will go to settle up hia affaire, previoua to accept ing the governorship of the state of Sonora, to which he waa elected aome months ago. SILVER-LEAD IMPORTS. An Important Case Pending In the Uni ted States Court. San Antonio, Tex., Nov. 6. —A caae involving the entire silver-lead export ing industry of Mexico into the United Statea, waa heard on appeal by Judge Pardee, of the United Statea circuit court today, and taken under advisement. About a year ago two carloada of ore waa ship ped by J. F. Matthews of Monterey, Mexico, to E. H. Chichester, through the port of Eagle Pass, where the col lector of cuatoma held it for non-pay ment of the $30 per ton duty on all ores classified aa silver-lead. The consignee held that the ore should be claaaified aa silver and Admitted duty free. He ap pealed from the decision of the collector to the United States board of appraisers in New York, to rate the classification and assessment of duty. The board de cided in favor of Chichester. The aec retary of the treasury appealed from the decision of the appraisers to the circuit court, and Judge Pardee today reviewed the caae. He will render a deciaion to morrow. Causes of Indwtsnent. San Francisco, Nov. 6.—The indict ments againat Senator Williams charge him with having accepted bribes for hia vote during the laat session of the legis lature. Martin Kelly ia indicted for as sault to commit murder. GLADSTONE'S OLD HAND. MOOTED BECRET3 OF THE BOU LOONE NEGOTIATIONS. The Liberal Leaders' Covert Attempt to Win the Adhesion of the Solid Irish Party—Parnell's Widow Liable to Make Things Lively—London Cable. London, Nov. 6—[Copyrighted by the New York Associated Press.J— The authorized explanation sent to the Gladstonian papers anent the Liberal leaders' share in the Boulogne negotia tions, will only serve to confirm the sus picion that Gladstone's old parliament ary hand has been once more working in darkness, trying to win the adhesion of the solid Irish party while keeping the terms of the bargain secret. O'Brien's statements are declared by the Liberal leaders to be absurd misrepre sentations. It ia absolutely denied that the liberal leaders gave McCarthy •or any other negotiator any assurance ?4l a basis for a secret covenant. Theae official denials, however, are so wrapt up in quibbles aa to be deprived of the force inherent in direct and honest con tradiction. Other diaclosures show that Gladatone and Morley had secret com munications with O'Brien, Dillon and McCarthy during the Boulogne negotia tions. O'Brien bolda some of theae communications, which Harrington and Redmond challenge him to publish. It ia not probable, however, that O'Brien will disclose them aa long as the alliance with the liberala exists. The widow of Parnell haa other of theae communications, and it is expected they will come to light aa soon aa her recovery enables her to take part in de fense of Parnell and strike his enemies. The exigencies of thepoaition are keenly felt by the Liberala, and confirm the general party demand that Gladatone shall, at the earlieat opportunity, make a clear statement of his revised home rule acheme. TIM HEALY AGAIN IN TROUBLE. The Unioniata revel in personal criti cisms of the leaders on each aide in the Cork election contest. Tim Healy has got to face a worse encounter than the one with Mr. McDermott. Henry Har rison, member of parliament for Tip perary, warned Healy that if he re peated his insulting allusions to Mra, Parnell, he would take the law into hia own handa and punish Healy. Healy, in repeating his reference to Mrs. Par nell, added that he would not mince words because she had found protection in Harrison. Harrison, who ia of ath letic build; will bide his time to get at Healy, who is now constantly protected by the police. » * The Conservative, press announced that the labor candidates in the mu nicipal elections were everywhere de feated. 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