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VOL. 37.—N0. 18.
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
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.
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.
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
"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."
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.
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.''
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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. An analysis of the returns, on
the contrary, shows that the labor men
carried thirty seats in England. The
general results favor the radicals. Tbe
election was fought on party lines,
chiefly, and forecaata a triumph for the
Gladatonians in the coming parliamen
tary elections.
china's last chance.
The foreign office awaits a response
from Pekin to the ultimatum regarding
the adoption of measures to puniah the
leaders in the recent outrages. Sir John
Walsman, British minister to China,
haa been directed to give the Chinese
government until the end of the month
to reply, when, failing Batiafaction, the
combined foreign fleet will seize Shang
hai and other treaty ports on the
Yangtße Kiang, and the powers will
take control of the customs of each port
until the matter in dispute is arranged.
The British admiral, now at Uagazki,
two days' steaming distance from Shang
hai, has been warned to hold hia squad
ron in readiness.
St. James palace has been refitted aa
a residence for the duke of Clarence and
Avondale, at the expense of the treas
ury. Tfce coat will greatly exceed the
estimate, and will cause a row in par
The earl of Dufferin's appointment as
warden of the cinque porta ia viewed aa
a bribe to cause him to adhere to the
The Times, the Standard, and the
unionist papers generally, conaider the
selection of Mr. Jackson for the Irish
chief secretaryship the best tbat could
have been made.
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