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CHILE'S CONTENTION Two Sides to the Interna tional Controversy. Minister Matta Publishes a Circular Letter The United States Authorities Bit terly Arraigned. Minister Bgan Charger! with Insolence la His Official Conduct—Continued 111-Treatment of Ameri cans In Chile. Associated Press Dispatches. New York, Dec. 12. —The Herald's Valparaiso cable says : A circular letier prepared by Minister of Foreign Affairs Matta for distribution among the Chilean legations in Europe and America, gives Chile's Bide of the diffi culty with the United States growing out of the Baltimore outrage. With reference to the report of the secretary of the navy and the message of the president of tho United States, Matta says : "I think it opportune to say that the information upon which the report and the message are grounded, was erroneous or de liberately incorrect. So fat as refugees are concerned, they never have been threatened with cruelty; nor has anyone attempted to take them from the legation; nor has their delivery been ordered ;«nor has the house or person of the American min ister been molested, in spite of dallying and intentional provocation. This is proven by eleven notes written during September, October and November. ''Concerning tbe sailors of tbe Balti more there is want of exactness and frankness in the statements made in Washington. The affray took place in the bad quarters of the city, the 'main tops of Valparaiso,' and among people by no means models. When the police and other forces inter fered and calmed down the tnmult, there bad already been several hundred men engaged, and it had spread to a distance of ten blocks or more from the place where it commenced. ''Mr. Egan purposely communicated to us a note in aggressive and violent language October 26th, as shown by the copy of the note, which was answered October 27th. On October 28th began the summing up, which was suspended on account of the non-appearance of the crew of the Baltimore, and on account of illegal pretenses and denials of Kgan. There never has been any provocation commenced or accepted by this depart ment, and it has always maintained an attitude of firmness and prudence. It never has had an aggressive policy, and will never approve a humiliating one. ''Notwithstanding the fact that the interested parties niav try to make their conduct appear honest and try to dodge the issue by erroneous accounts, what ever may be said or may have been said in Washington, the telegrams, notes and papers sent yon contain the truth and the whole truth about what hap pened in regard to this afTair, and the ill-will and subsequent conferences and pretensions Have not proceeded from this department. "Mr. Tracey and Mr. Harrison have been led into error concerning our peo ple and government. Their instruc tions of impartiality and amity have not yet been complied with. They are not now, nor have they been before. And if no complaints have been made against the minister and the sailors, it is because public and notorious facts in Chile and the United States could never have been made use of by our confidential agents, even when weil es tablished. Balmaceda's demands and concessions made in June and July, the whole Itata affair, the San Francisco iv Qointero bay and the matter of the cable are proofs of it. "It has been purposely misstated that North American sailors were attacked in various localities at tbe same time. No final summing up having been concluded, it remains unknown who and how many are the guilty parties. Your excellency should have the note of November 9th, in answer to Minister Egan, as well aa the other note asking for evidence which he did not like to give, although he had aaid he had proofa to show who were the murderers ' and other guilty par ties of October 16th, and also all other notes —your excellency ahould have them translated and published. In the meantime please deny all that appears to the contrary. We are Bure of your punctuality, aa of the right and propriety of Chile's acta, and of the final reault, in apite of the intriguea that de scend so low, and the threats that come so high, in this contingency." Senator Cardarillaa asked last night for an explanation from Matta of Ins letters to the American government, re ferred to by President Harrison in hia message, as an insulting reply. Matta replied that there waa not the least truth in the characterization. He had never penned an insulting re ply to the United States administra tion. On the other hand, Egan'a let ters to the Chilean foreign oflice were insulting in a marked degree. Matta then went on to maintain the truth of the data contained in hia circular letter to the Chilean legationa in Europe and America. He added with vehemence that Chile would act in every way with atrict justice, and acored Egan and Consul McCreary for their alleged withholding of evidence neces aary to arrive at a clear understanding of the merits of the Baltimore caee. He said nothing would prevent Chile from fully investigating tbe affair and pun ishing those found guilty in accordance with the laws of the land. Herr Gutschmidt, the German minis tor, ia doing all in hia power to stir up ill feeling against the United States government. It is said he promised the Chilean administration the support of the German fleet in the event of war with the United States. The entire correspondence between the United States and Chile on the po litical refugee and Baltimore outrage LOS ANGELES HERALD. questions is published today in the offi cial organ. WHY 1)II> HK DO IT? A Soldier Unidori Hit Companion at Fort Sheridan. CmcAoo, Dec. 12.—Fort Sheridan waa the scene of a tragedy today, the par ticipants being United States soldiers. Private Amos Sloss and Private James McDonald of Company D, Fifteenth in fantry, were worsingover their accoutre ments in the company dormitory, it be ing inspection day, and conversing to gether. Suddenly they began to quarrel, and without warning, Sloss wheeled and catching up bis rifle, fired at McDonald. The ball entered to the right of the left dip and passed out through the stomach, the unfortunate man expiring in a few minutes. Sloss seemed to be entirely overcome at the result of his (it of anger, and refuged to answer any questions, rocking himself to and fro and saying: "Oh, why did I do it?" He will be turned over to the civil authorities for trial. Natural Ua< ut »<tlt Lake.*, Salt Lakb City, Dec' 12.— Trenton rock was reached in the natural gas fields, twelve miles from this city, yes terday, and a flow with a pressure of 145 pounds is the result. The gas res ervoir is apparently inexhaustible. The gas will be pined to thin city. WASHINGTON WIRINGS. SPEAKER CRISP NAMES TWO OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEES. The List Not to Be Completed Before the Christmas Recess—Many Appli cants for Minor Positions in Congress. Who Will Be Secretary of War ? Washington, Dec. 12. —In the house, today, the speaker announced the ap pointment of the following committees : Accounts—Messrs. Rusk (Md.),Cooper (Ind.), Moore (S. C), Seerly (la.), Pear son (O.), Quackenbush (N. V.), Gris wold (Pa.), Cutting (Cal.) Mileage— Messrs. Castie (Minn.), Crawford (N. C). Kendall well (O.), Flick (la.) An adjournment waa then taken until Wednesday. Speaker Criap said this afternoon that he waa afraid be could not complete the organization of the committees before the ChristmaH recess, though some of his friends think the work can be done in a few days alter he gets started on the actual work. The failure of the speaker to announce the committee on rules today, was a disappointment, for it waa generally supposed last night that be would settle the matter. It ia under- Bto'od that Criap deeired to consider the selection more carefully. There are from four to ten applicants for each office under the control of the house, and this afternoon Kerr, clerk of the house, Sergeant-at-Arms Voder and Postmaster Dal ton held a conference to consider the distribution of the patron ge, Kerr decided to appoint Walter H. rench of Massachusetts file clerk, vice Ferris Finch of Illinois, resigned. The place ia worth $3500 a year. Frank H. Hoaford of the Detroit Free Press will be tally clerk and J. F. Snyder of Pennsyl vania disbursing and confidential clerk ; both are places paying good salaries. It is understood that Representative Culberson of Texaa has accepted a posi tion on the interstate commerce coin- misaion ; that his name will be sent to the senate Monday, and that he will resign from the house at once. It is not likely that the president will make any new appointments before the end of the week. Many important new appointments are to be made, the chief of which is the vacancy in the war department caused by the resignation of Seuator Proctor. Stephen 11. Elkins of West Virginia is mentioned as most likely to • receive the appointment, but Assistant Secretary Grant is thonglit to stand a very good chance of getting it. There was a notable gathering in the home of Mrs. S. S. Cox this atternoon, to witness the presentation to her ou behalf of the officers and men of the life saving service of a magnificent vase of silver, intended to express the ap preciation of the members of the service of the labors of her late husband, in its behalf. Among those present were Acting Secretary Spaulding, Senators Frye and Kenna and several members of the life-saving service. Treasury Agents Williams, Lavender and Murray, who spent the past season on the Alaska seal islands, have sub mitted their final report in regard to the seal fisheries to the secretary of the treasury, but the contents will not be made public until Secretary Foster re covers sufficiently to take the matter under consideration. British commissioners from Jamaica were at the state department today in consultation with General Foster, spe cial plenipotentiary of the United States, to arrange the terms of a reciprocity agreement between the United States and Jamaica. It ia believed the con vention will be concluded next, week. Consul Dougherty at Callao, Peru, desires to learn the names and addresses of the heirs of John Spaulding, an American citizen who died at lea, Peru, in 1883. Spaulding'a place of reaidence in the United States is not known. The exports of breadstuff's from the United States for the eleven months ended November 30, 1891, amounted to $194,077,607. against $126,719,160 for the same period in 1890; and the beef, hog and dairy products for the eleven months ended November 30,1891, were $108,829,919, as compared with $118,196,027 for the same time in 1890. The bureau of American republics is informed that the present crops of wheat and wool in the Argentine republic are aaid to be the largest ever known in the country, and the railway companies have not rolling stock enough to carry the produce to market. The immense crops have also caused a revival of immi gration. Wages have been doubled and trebled, and even quadrupled in some districts. To lie Amicably Adjusted. Albuquerque, N. M., Dec. 12. —The grievance committee of the Atlantic and Pacific dispatchers and operators were in consultation with General Superin tendent Gribbell this afternoon. Tbe negotiations progressed so favorably as to warrant the opinion that the matter will be amicably adjusted. SUNDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 13, 1891.—TWELVE PAGES. IN THE FATHERLAND. The Treaties of Commerce Practically Passed. Caprivi Pushing the Measure With a Vim. The Bourse Not Yet Visibly Affected by the New Tarili's. Bismarck Regret* the Brnperor'sTenden cies Toward Absolutism—Agita tion Against American Pork Kept Up. Associated Press Dispatches. Berlin, Dec. 12.—[Copyrighted by the New York Associated Press. J The treaties of commerce are practically passed in principle and detail by the almost unanimous voice of the reichs tag. The minority was drawn from the ultra-conservatives, and the membere of the Reichspartei who opposed the pro posed measures found themselves too feeble either to divide on the first read ing or to try to cause delay by referring the treaties to committee. Chancellor Yon Caprivi caused it to become known that he would brook no dallying in committee, and that the details of the treaties would in no way be modified. Herr Singer (Socialist). Prince Yon Hatzfeldt and Baron Teuffel (Conserva tive), Herr Gechethauser (National Herr Rickert (Kreisinnige), Herr Oerterer (Centerißt) and Herr Ducken (Guelph) supported the treat ies. The chancellor dwelt upon the neces sity of passing the treaties before Cln istmas. The results of the opera tions, he declared, would soon show that no preference had been given to other industries over thatof agriculture. He had with great difficulty kept the com duties as high as Z% marks. Chancellor Yon Caprivi concluded his address by announcing that the govern ment's view of meeting the dearth of labor in the rural districts, was prepar ing amendments to the laws relating to the maintenance and housing of rural laborers. Upon the conclusion of the chan cellor's speech, the reichstag decided to take up the second reading of the treat ies in the full sitting of the house. On the bourse the opinion is general that the conventions will have little effect upon the general aspect of busi ness for a long time to come. The term zollverein as applied to the treaties is considered a misnomer. Each of the five states contracting, while making Borne concessions, retains a string of heavy duties against the others. The value of the measuiescan only be shown by time. The new tariffs when an nounced hardly caused a momentry throb on the bourse. Iv Vienna, how ever, the prospect of an increase in the various lines of traffic under tbe new tariffs, led to large buying, of railroad securities and gave a general impetus to business. In the course of a recent interview with the editorof the Lubeck Eisenbahn Zeitung, Prince Bismarck accused the government of hurrying the treaties. The prince would not take part in the debates because the members of the reichstag had not been given sufficient lime to study the proposals. Referring to the inscription, "Supreme Lex Regis Voluntas," placed in the golden book of Munich by Emperor William, and to other recent autocratic utterances of his majesty, Bismarck said he had never been a supporter of abso lutism, and regretted that the emperor made such expressions. The agrarian papers continue their endeavors to keep up the fiction that American pork is diseased. Dr. Braek busch, a noted scientist, has made pub lic the results of the examinations of 3500 specimens of American pork. He found traces of trichinae in about 2% per cent, of the specimens which passed through hia hands. He experimented with cats and dogs, trying to infect them by feeding them diseased meats, but failed entirely. This, the doctor considers positive proof that trichina; survive but a short time after the death of the infected animal. He holds that American pork, even of poor quality, is perfectly harmless when it has reached Germany. The German textile exhibits for the world's fair promise to be extensive. Iron and steel manufacturers, and jew elry and toy and china firms are making great preparations. The Deutsche bank and the International Bank fur Deutsch land will support the project for the erection between Jackson and Washing ton parks, of n medieval German vil lage. The noted aristocrat, Prime Ysenburg, has gone to the bad. He dissipated a large fortune, contracted heavy debts and then fled the country. Mrs. Melville W. Fuller, wife of Chief Justice Fuller of the United States su preme court, is in the city nursing her daughter Mary, who is recovering from a severe illness. KOODI.KKB KKSCUKD. The "Monarch" Denounces the Supreme Court's Decision. San Francisco, Dec. 12.—The Exa miner in a long editorial headed "The Boodlers Rescued," criticizes the deci sion of the supremo court, in declaring the grand jury illegal. It says: "Of course there is nothing for the public to do but to submit to the supreme court's judgments, but though the people must recognize the conclusiveness it is not to be expected that they will experience an increase of respect for either the ability or character of the court." The editorial recites several in stances where the supreme court has reversed its own decision, and says the decision has made happy every person who has profited by the reign of King Boodle, and, on the other hand, has filled the citizens with indignation and despair. Four Persons Murdered. New Smyrna, Fla., Dec. 12.—Mrs. L. D. Hatch and her little son, Miss A. U. Bruce and Master Frank Coakwood were found murdered this afternoon in a cot tage recently leased by Mrs. Hatch lor the winter, six miles from here. The throats of all four were cut from ear to ear, and they had been dead nearly twenty-four hours. There is no clue to the murderer, but tramps are suspected. A posse of fifteen men is aconring the country. OB.BAT EXPECTATIONS. Unequaled Prosperity In Store for Brit- ish Columbia. Chicago, Dec. 12.—8. T. Rogers, manager of the recently organized Brit ish Columbia Sugar refinery, at Van couver, talked freely here today about its prospectß. He said when in two years Spreckels Hawaiian monopoly expiree, his company will probably get the contract with the Hawaiian*. He said the Canadian Pacific road is doing wonders for that conntry. In addition to the fact mail estab lished between Japan and P.ngland, he hears on the beet of authority that in the near future British Columbia will have a fast line of mail steamers to Australia, touching at Honolulu. Every effort will be made to divert the trade aud travel now going via San Francisco. Mr. Rogers spoke of rich strikes made in the Kootenai mountains a few days before he left for the east, and says if the first reports prove true, their silver mines will pale the Comstock lode. SAN BERNARDINO ITEMS. SUITS TO OUST SUPERVISORS FOR RIDINO ON PASSES. A Move Started at Riverside to Secure the Building of the Rubidoux Hotel. No Damage to Fruit by Frost or Wind. Dr. Fox Dead. San Bernardino, Dec. 12.—The attor ney-general of the state has ordered suits commenced against J. N. Victor, I. W. Lord and J. A. Johnson, members of the board of supervisors of San Ber nardino county, to remove them from office for using railroad passes on the Santa F6 system during their term of office. It is Btated that the last two mentioned members traveled to and from the county seat on passes and charged county mileage. W. A. Puring ton of Riverside is representing the at torney general in these suits. Only one suit has yet been commenced, that against Lord, but instructions are soon to be out for the others. A move has been started at Riverside that bids fair to reeult in building the big Rubidoux hotel at the foot of Rubi doux mountain, half a mile west of the business center of the caty. About $50,000 was spent some years ago in lay ing the fouudation and preparing the grounds for this hotel, but work was ejbpended on account of the depression i nisiness. The times having revived and'the demand for hotel accommoda tions being urgent, a plan has been per fected whereby it is believed the hotel will be built. A public meeting has been called for next week to start the work. Dr. W. R. Fox, of Colton, one of the leading citizens of the county and an able physician, died this afternoon at his residence on Colton terrace, after a brief illness. The frost last Monday morning was the severest of the season. It did no damage to the fruit in the county. The wind storm of Thursday night did no damage to the fruit crop, except at On tario. THE STORM AT JfOMONA.; Damage Not Nearly so Great as at First Reported. Pomona, Cal., Dec. 12.—The damage from the storm was confined to shade and ornamental trees, and that is not much. Orange trees are damaged some, but few trees were destroyed, cetainly notouein 500. The loss on fruit is large, estimated at one-quarter of the crop. The loss is much less than re ported yesterday. A few poorly built houses were blown down in Lordsburg, three miles north of Pomona. The Bomb-Thrower's Identity. Boston, Dec. 12. —It is ascertained to night that during a visit of Henry J. Norcross's father to bis son's office," to day, a letter was found in his desk ad dressed to his mother, which is believed to have furnished convincing proof to the parents that he was the New York bomb-thrower. Mr. and Mrs. Norcross and a few friends of the family who know the full contents of the letter, re fuse to divulge it. It is said, however, that young Norcross informed his moth er that he was going away Thursday on business; that if successful, he would return Saturday night, but if unsuccess ful, he might never return. "Flooence" Could Not Have Him. Modesto, Cal., Dec. 12.--The trial of Frost Fagan, for grand larceny, was concluded with his conviction today. He is a well-known farmer near Oak dale, and stole hia neighbors' cattle. Owing to the good standing of his brothers and other relatives, a big fight was made to save him. Judge Ferral of San Francisco and many local law yers defended him. He was acquitted several times before on similar charges. Shot by a Drunk. Brooklyn, Dec. 12.—This afternoon Charles Dowd and wife were walking along Third street. They were met by a man known as "Sacker" Feeney, who, reeling in a drunken manner, applied a vile epithet to Dowd. The latter knocked Feeney down. Feeney jumped up unsteadily, pulled a revolver and fired two shots, which mortally wonnd ed Mrs. Dowd. Feeney was arrested. A Negro's Triple Crime. Shreveport, La., Dec. 12.—At Bos sier a negro named James Patterson killed his wife. While fleeing from the place where the deed was committed, a man named Wallace attempted to stop him, and the negro fatally shot him. A second shot fired by the negro, struck J. D. Lays in the abdomen. A posse is in pursuit of the negro, who will be lynched if caught. 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