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GRAVE DIFFICULTIES. The Chilean Situation Has an Ugly Aspect. Uneasy Feeling Caused by Re- cent Developments. The Inactivity of Congress Is an Ominous Circumstance. Tits Vallejo Inquiry Concluded With Captain Schley'* Testimony Dam aging Admissions Made by Chileans. Associated Press Dispatches. Washington, Jan. 13. —There can be little doubt that the developments of the past few days in the investigation now being conducted in San Francis co by JuJge-Advocate-General Kemy into tbe attack upon the Baltimore's crew, the publication of the testimony in the Shields case, and the ugly demon stration at Valparaiso against the York town's gig crew, have had the effect of creating a very uneasy feeling at the cap itol. Senators and representatives who have all along derided the idea of any serious results following the Chilean correspondence, and who had the great est confidence that Chile would soon tender an ample apology and make reparation for the misdeeds of her citi zens, are now willing to admit pri vately that the situation is full of grave difficulties. AN OMINOUS CIRCUMSTANCE. One ominous circumstance is the great inactivity of congress in the mat ter! Heretofore it has been customary whenever a matter of the smallest pub lic interest is the subject of diplomatic correspondence, for one of the two houses to call upon the president for in formation. The gravity of the situation appears to have a repressive effect upon congress. The situation in congress is one of anxious waiting, in the hope that the president will soon relieve tbe gen eral desire for information. Very natur ally, the senators and members who are members of committees having foreign relations in their charge, are unwilling to express themselves at th'o juncture on the merits of the controversy with which they may soon have to deal offi cially; but by their private expressions it is clear lines are to be drawn, and the president will have the united support of congress in the adoption of any measures he may feel necessary for the preservation of the dignity of the United States. AN INDIGNANT SENATOH. Senator Morgan, a leading Democratic member of the senate committee on for eign relations, is particularly indignant at the revelations in the case of Patrick Shields, a fireman on the American steamer Keweenaw. In the house the members of the for eign affairs committee Lave discouraged all who spoko to them iv favor of calling for the correspondence. The members of the committee said it would not be wise to precipitate a discussion iv the house while the correspondence was in complete, for fear ill-considered utter ances or action might result in embar rassing the negotiations, if indeed it did not prevent an honorable understanding being reached. NO ULTIMATUM SENT TO CHILE. In reply to an inquiry as to the truth ; of the report that an ultimatum demand ing an instant apology and reparation waß cabled to Chile, President Harrison this afternoon said he had sent no ulti matum to Chile, and is still devoting himself to a careful examination of the voluminous Chilean correspondence. CAPTAIN SCHLEY'S FINAL REPORT. The final report of Captain Schley, commanding the Baltimore, in regard to the assault on the Baltimore sailors, was received at the navy department today. In it Captain Schley makes the positive statement that the only inter view he ever had with Judge of Crimes Foster, of Chile, on the subject of the attack on the Baltimore's Bailors, oc- curred shortly after the event, and be- fore its full gravity was known and un derstood at Valparaiso. At this inter view. Captain Schlev says, Judge Foster expressly stated to him that the cause of the attack was the hatred the lower class had for Americans, because of the belief that the Americans had been on the side of Balmaceda. This expres sion by Judge Foster is regarded by the naval officers as highly significant, in view of his subsequent statements in regard to the Baltimore incident. The interview took place before the receipt of the president's note calling on the ' Chilean government for reparation. CHILEAN REFUGEES ALL SAFE. Secretary Tracy today received a cable message from Commander Evans of the gunboat Yorktown, at Valparaiso, say ing the last of tbe Chilean politic* LOS ANGELES HERALD. refugees who have been under the pro tection of different legations at Santiago, were safely transferred to the Yorktown yesterday. There were seven of these refueees, five at the United States lega tion and two at tne Spanish legation. They were accompanied from Santiago to the Yorktown by tho American. Italian and Spanish ministers, and will remain on the vessel until the 16th inst., when they will be transferred to the Pacific Mail steamer scheduled to sail for Panama on that date, en route for Europe. The dispatch says nothing in regard to the condition of affairs in Chile. It is therefore assumed that there is noth ing to report on that subject. OUB NAVAL EFFECTIVE. The navy department is informed that the gunboat Bennington arrived at Montevideo today. It is expected that the Atlanta will arrive there this even ing or tomorrow. These two vessels will increase the American fleet at that point to five, the others being the flag ship Chicago, the Essex and the Yantic. These will all be available in case the negotiations with Chile assume a more warlike aspect than at present. The Philadelphia, the Concord and the Kearsarge are at Port-au-Prince and could be utilized in the event of pro longed trouble, together with the Mian antonomah at New York and the New ark at Norfolk. The disposition of the vessels on the Pacific station is as follows : The San Francisco and the Charleston are at Sau Diego; the Baltimore and Mohican at San Francisco; tbe Pensacola at Honolulu; the Boston at Callao; the Yorktown at Valpariso, and the Iro quois at Samoa. Cramp, a Philadelphia ship builder, was at the navy department today in conference with the officials in regard to the condition of work on naval vessels now under construction at his yards. He said work was progressing as rapidly as possible, but was hampered some what by the scarcity of materials. For this reason he could not say positively when cruiser 12, better known as the Pirate, would be finished, but she is well under way and will be ready for launching in May. THIS EVIDENCE ALL IN. Captain Schley's Testimony Concludes the Baltimore Inquiry. Vallejo, Jan. 13. —The Baltimore in quiry was completed this afternoon. It has lasted six days and every aspect of the affair has been fully investigated. The first four days were taken up with the testimony of the injured men, who related their individual experiences dur ing the liot. 3y this, facts were clearly bronght out that the attack was pre meditated and that the police and sol diers aided the mob ia their deadly work. On the fifth day the medical officers of the ship testified as to the wounds received by the Baltimore's men, and as to the criminal neglect of the wounded sailors in the Valparaiso hospital, the authorities refusing to aid the men themselves, or to allow the Baltimore surgeons to do it. Today several senior officers testified as to the legal proceedings iv Valparaiso,bringing out clearly the utter failure of the Val paraiso court to establish anything to the detriment of the sailors, and the care which the court exercised in avoid ing any questions that .might bring forth reflections on the Valparaiso police. Then Captain Schley touk the stand and proceeded to give a resume 1 of the whole history of the Bhip since reaching Valparaiso. Ha spoke over au hour, clearly aud forcibly, and was listened to with great attention by the audience that crowded the court room. He showed forth plainly the inception and growth of the anti-American spirit among the Chileans, besides many in sults he was subjected to. He saw over seventy of his men on shore shortly be fore the riot began, and they were all sober. But even if they had not been, he declared he saw no reason why they should have been visited with capital punishment for being drunk. LIEUTENANT SEBREE TESTIFIES. The first witness today was Lieut. Uriel Sebree, U. S. &., executive officer of the Baltimore. He testified that on October 16th 117 men of the Baltimore were granted twenty-four hours' liberty. At the time there' were also English, German and French men-of-war in port, and their men were granted liberty on shore. One German sailor had been attacked and beaten by some Chileans prior to October 16th, and it was report ed that the latter excused themselves by saying they thought the man was an American. "I went ashore October 16th at 2:30 p. m. with Captain Schley, and remained until about 5:30. I saw during the afternoon thirty or forty of our sailors who were ashore. I re marked at the time to the captain that they were behaving very well. I saw not more than three who showed signs of having been drinking, and they were not misbehaving. I do not remember the names of these men. Among those I saw on shore and who were perfectly sober were J. Hamilton, carpenter's mate, aud Jerry Anderson, coal-heaver. Both of these men were seriously wounded in the riot. I al-o saw Jerry Anderson at 8 p. m., when he came aboard the ship seriously injured. He was not under the influence of liquor." DB. BTITT RECALLED. Dr. Stitt was recalled and stited that when he first visited the hospital to look alter Turnbull, Talbot, Davidson and Panter, he carefully asked the Bis ters of Charity in charge of the room whether these men were drunk when they were brought into the hospital the nigbt before. The Sisters replied they were sober. LIEUTENANT SEARS' TESTIMONY. James li. Sears, a lieutenant attached to-the Baltimore, was called. He testi fied: "On October 17th the command ing officer sent me ashore to call upon the intendente and arrange about the funeral of Biggin, and also endeavor to THURSDAY MORNING. JANUARY 11, 1892—TEN PAGES. obtain the release of our men in tbe jail and hospital. I found sixty-one men in jail and five in the hospital. Tbe chief of police assured me a number of the men would be released that evening as there were no charges against them. Later in the day I procured the release of twenty men. The judge of crimes offered to release the rest if I would guarantee their return if wanted by the Chilean court. I declined to give the guarantee, and eleven men were re tained in jail. Tne judge stated that there were no charges against the twenty released but that the eleven retained showed wounds and appeared to have been implicated in the disturb ance and might be wanted in the in vestigation of the affair. While I was collecting the men to return to our ship, a clerk appeared with a paper which be asked the men to sign. I told tbem to stop signing and asked the man what the paper was. He replied that it was a mere formality stating that the men were not engaged in any disturbance ashore. The paper signed was in Span ish. On the clerk's statement I per mitted the men to sign it. I did not read the paper. I was only slightly familiar with the Spanish language. .Next day I returned to the jail to at tend to the comfort of the men and to secure their release if possible. I presssed the judge to hurry the investi gation, but got no satisfactory leply. Monday, Oct. 19th, I saw Riggtn's burial and tried to have the men in the hospital released. The judge refused, as the men had not been examined. Next day ..October 10th, I was sent by Captain Schley to attend the examina tion of the eleven men. I was present when a few preliminary questions were asked by the clerk of the court, but when they were taken before the judge I was not permitted to be present, on the ground that examination was secret. In the evening the men were released. Captain Schley had given a guarantee for the return of any of them that might be wanted by the court. I was informed by some of the men several days later that at the examination they were re quired to sign a paper written in Span ish, which they were told was a mere formality, stating they had taken no part in the riot of the 10th of October. It becoming reported that the men had signed an exoneration. I asked them whether they had done so. They all stated that they had not, so far as they knew. When I first, on Oc tober 17th, saw the articles alleged to have been taken from our men by the police, there was among them several pocket knives, a small revolver. two short knives and an iron pestle four inches long. Later, on October 20th, I was again shown these articles. They then consisted of seven pocket knives and an iron pestle, and I was told those were all the weapons it was charged had been found on our men. None of those knives, could properly be called weapons. The dlen were searched before they ar rived at the prison." ' LIEUTENANT M'CREA'S EVIDENCE. Henry McCrea, lieutenant, U. S. N., attached to the Baltimore, testified aa follows: "On October 17th 1 went to the police station, saw the judge of crimes aud asked why our men were ar rested, and if they could not be released. He replied that they could not go until an investigation was held. On Novem ber 20th £ conducted nine men of the Baltimore's crew to court at Valparaiso. 1 was permitted to be present as inter preter. Each in turn testified to the circumstances of the riot, and was called upon to look at three Chilean sailors who were present, and Identify them, if possible, as participators in the riot. Iv no case could our men identify them. The three Chileans also testified. The testimony of the men was dictated to a writer from the judge's notes. I remained listening to this dictation, while the men were allowed to go out in the plaza for dinner. The dictation lasted three hours. Then the men were recalled, and I at once no ticed that one of them, named MeWill iams, was drunk. All the other men signed their testimony, but McWillianu was tuo drunk to do so. I translated each man's testimony to him before lie signed it. On December Ist I again at tended court with five sailors. A num ber of Chilean police and sailors were also present as witnesses, i he evidence was given as before. Wallace identified one Chilean as one who robbed him on the day of the not. Davidson thought he recognized anothei Chilean sailor as a one-armed man whom he saw chasing Hamilton with a kuite.' Langdon thought he recognized another sailor as ono of the mob that attacked him, but could not swear to it. Iv the examina tion of the witnesses by the court, the subject of the actions of the police dur ing the riot.was studiously avoided. THE BULLET THAT KILLED HIGGIN. "On the same day I was called to serve on a commission to consider from what arm the bullet that killed Riggin was fired. The board consisted of a Chilean naval officer, a Chilean army officer and myself. We could not agree on a de cision. I reported that irom my in vestigation I felt certain that, the bullet that killed Riggin was fired from a nil \ or from a revolver of 38 caliber. It was, I believed, from a 45 caliber rifle, such as is used by the Chilean police Ih id not. seen in Valparaiso any revolver of sufficiently large « aliber to inflict such a wound. The Chile tn officers thought it was fired from a revolver." CAPTAIN SCHLEY TAKES THE STAND. Capt. W. Schley, com in a rid ing the Baltimore, was then called. lie testified as follows: "The Baltimore first arrived at Valparaiso April 7, 1891. She re mained a little over a month, when she went to Iquique to act, in connection with the Data matter. During this stay at Valparaiso the men were given liberty on shore repeatedly. There was no trouble of any kind. The residents were exceedingly cordial to us. When we arrived at Iquique it was in the posses sion of the Congressionalists. The junta in surrendering the Data stated that they did so because they could not en dorse so p tipable a violation of the laws of neutrality, nor coal i they defend the action oi their officers in escaping from the municipal authority of San Diego. Nevertheless, after her delivery the whole tone of the peonle changed. The papers stated that the United States was guilty of an actof injustice which should not be forgotten or Wgiven. CUTTINO OF THE CABLE. "While at Caltao an agent of the American Cab c company call d on Ad miral McCanu and requested his aid to secure uninterrupted communication by Cable between Valparaiso and Callao. The oablo touched at Iquique on the way between the ports, and the junta had refused to allow messages to pass through. Admiral McCann instructed me to aid the company if they wished to put a loop in the cable in the sea beyond Chilean jurisdiction. I con sulted with the consul at Iquique. and finding him obdurate I notified them that a cable boat would cut tbe cable, and advised them not to interfere. I went out with the cable boat and ascertained a point over five miles from shore. The cable boat cut tbe cable and put in a loop. I then left Iquique and went to Caldera. EXCITINO DAYS AT VALPARAISO. "On August 20th I returned to Val paraiso. I arrived on the day of the battle of Concon. I found great excite ment pre\ ailing and thought it best not to give the men leave to go ashore. Within a week the battles of Vina Del Mar and Placilla took place near the city. During the night after the last battle the city was given over to pillage and rapine, and in the morning over 300 men, women and children lay dead in the streetß. Many fires oc curred. The same day a naval force was landed from the cruiser San Fran cisco to protect the American consulate. In a few days tho Baltimore sailed for Mollendo, Peru, to land refugees aboard. I returned at once to Valparaiso; ar rived September 14th. The San Fran cisco at once sailed for San Francisco. A few days afterwards the American legation at Santiago was surrounded by police and every one leaving there was arrssted. Great excitement prevailed, and 1 gave no leave for a long time. THE FATEFUL 16TH OF OCTOBER. "But as affairs quieted down a little, and as all the other men-of-war were giving leave to the men, I allowed 117 men to go on liberty, on October 16th. At 2:30 p. m. on October 16th. I and my first lieutenant went ashore for a walk. We saw a large number of our sailors walking about the streets. I was much impressed with the cleanliness, sobriety and good conduct of the men. Tbe first lieutenant and I commented on this. I met Hamilton, one of the crew who was afterwards badly wounded. He was en tirely sober andorderly. I saw also Jerry Anderson who was afterwards stabbed. He, too, was sober. I spoke to both I saw Talbot, Riggin, Stewart, Wallace and Williams, all at about 1 o'clock. All were sober. I left shore for tbe ship at 5:40 o'clock. I bad seen fully seventy of the men on ii'oerty. Ail waß then quiet. About 8:30 I heard of the riot. Next day I called on the judge, and be said to me: "This affair is the direct result of the hatred felt by the lower classes for your men, because you sided with the dictator." He stated that he bad nothing against the men, still held, and they, eleven in number, were re leased next day. j. COWARDLY ASSASSINATION. "Meanwhile I organized a board con sisting of Lieutenants May and Sears aod Dr. White to investigate the trouble. The court sat from October 19th to 21st. The report surprised me. I did not know before that the assassination of my men had been so general, so cow ardly and premeditated. "I sentDr.Stilt to inquire whether the wounded men in the hospital were sober when taken there the night of October 10th. The Sisters of Charity replied that they were. My men were sober and unarmed. After this riot great coldness was shown us. We wero neglected in all ways, and avoided by our former friends, and many small discourtesies were shown us. No one, official or un official, ever expressed any regret for the treatment of my men. The news papers tried to make it out merely a drunken quarrel, although I cannot see why the Chileans should be held excus able for murdering my men, even if they were drunk. Drunkenness ie not punishable with death by any existing laws." Captain Schley's testimony concluded the investigation, and the court ad journed. It will take a day or two more to reduce all the testimony to writing and have it duly signed. STUCK IN THE MUD. The Cruiser Ba tlmore Meets With a Slight Accident. Vallejo, Cal., Jan. 13—Water was let into the dry dock thia morning, and the cruiser Baltimore was once more floated. At 1 o'clock she was hauled out. The tide was running furiously, and her hawsers Bnapped like threads. The vessel was caught in the current and whirled over to the Vallejo side. The anchor was dropped, but not in time, and the big cruiser brought up in the mud almost against the wharf. The tide fell and she heeled over very closely to the starboard, and now lies in an unpleasant though not dangerous position. She can be floated off at high tide tomorrow afternoon. Her engines are being repaired, and she is unable to get up steam, and must depend on a small rug to haul her off. She may per haps have to go buck into dry dock to re pair her injured hull, but it is hoped not. ONLI A D D YANKEE, That ia Why the Valparaiso Police Shot Sailor Blg-glu. Santiago, Jan. 13.—A special corre spondent of the Associated Press Bays Captain Schley has informed the navy department of the fact that a German physician, who lives in Valparaiso, says he Haw Riggin shot by a pnhlic officer; that the physician went into the drug st >m where R'ggin was taken to pee if he could assist him. and that two police men w-re present at the time, to whom the physician said he thought they would get into trouble for having shot a i ft ; 'o\ The nolicemen replied that it made no difference, as he was only a •■i —v Yankee," and they intended to kill more of them. Efforts are being made now to have this testimony pro duced in the courts. CLAIMS UI ON CHILE. Secretary Blame Bemsnda Indemnity In tho Case of Patrick Shields. New York, Jan. 18 — The Herald|B Valparaiso correspondent says: "It ia understood Secretary Blame is making claims upon Chile in the case of Shields, fireman of the .American vessel Kewee naw. lam informed Shields was a de erter, got drunk in Valparaiso, fought with the police, and they retaliated by b sating bim." 'CHAMPION MID-WINTER CLEARING SALE -JtOFfc- SUITS CONDE UNDERWEAR. We inaugurate; this morning our first Champion Clear ing Sale of the season, for the purpose of reducing our enormous stock of underwear. We have been through the entire stock and shaved down prices in a most liberal manner, as the following re ductions show. For Convenience Every garment mentioned in this We have divided these JU<JI an 00 advertisement is S°ods into from us of Extraordinary means j ust value at the price i—« v_/ 1 o asked what lt sa y s - Each One is a Bargain. S\ !>. IN. f I We want you to expect a good deal from us for your money, for our qualities, lift themselves far above those selling at simi lar prices elsewhere. Every garment has been thoroughly inspected before it was put into stock, and buying only from reliable makers we caa guarantee without hesitation. See the exhibition in our north show window and then notice the prices. Lot AX—2 Reduced, from $4.50 per suit to $3.00 per suit. Lot VF— 6 Reduced from 5.00 per suit to 3.00 per suit. Lot XO —2 Reduced from 5.25 per suit to 3.00 per suit. Lot SR—B Reduced from 5.50 per suit to 3.00 per suit. 128, 130, 132, 134 N. SPRING STREET. ANXIETY IN ENGLAND. PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR'S PRECA RIOUS CONDITION. The Heir Presumptive to the British Crown Believed to Be on Hia Death bed— Oreat Alarm Felt by the Queen and Her Subjects. London, Jan. 13. —Great apprehension is felt by all claeses of society regarding the condition of the duke of Clarence and Avondale, heir presumptive to the throne. The attack of congestion of the lungs from which he is suffering has developed into a very serious case, and the opinion is openly expressed that the duke will not recover. The condition of the duke is the sole topic of conversation in the clubs, ho tels, railway stations, aud in every place where the people congregate. There is no denying the fact that no such anxiety and excitement have been displayedsince '71, when it was thought the prince of Wales would die. Great crowds of all classes are gathered around Sandring ham hall and at the Mansion house, where the bulletins are posted. Much excitement is shown over their contents. The greatest anxiety prevails at Os borne houee, Isle of Wright, where the queen is at present sojourning. She is connected by wire directly with Sandrig ham hall. Until yesterday evening only one lung was seriously effected. This morning, however, an examination showed that both lungs were congested. The patient suffers frequently from acute pain, and his breathing is difficult. The patient is assiduously nursed by his mother, who is assisted by Princess Mary. The regular nurse is Miss ilallam, known as Sister Victoria. A bulletin issued at 1 o'clock this (Thursday) morning, says the condition of the duke, if anything, is slightly better. 81/ V CKK.VTKH A BKMSATION. The Glendale Tr .In Bobber Come* Near Pleading Guilty. St. Louis, Jan. 18. —Adelbert D. Sly, the Glendale robber, was released from the custody of the St. Louis police this morning, and turned over'to the author ities ot St. Louis county, he having been indicted by the grand jury yester day. The above action necessitated the' withdrawal of his application ior a writ of habeas corpus. Sly was arraigned under the indict ment found yesterday. When asked to plead, he created a sensation by ex claiming: "Let us see what sentence the court would give in ca*e a plea of guilty V He fin 1 y pleaded not guilty, aid was remanoed to jail, heiDg unable to furnish $2U,000 bonds. A telegram from Otterville. Mo., an nounced that a man giving the name of John W. .Morris, but believed to be Ma rion Hedspeth, was arreßted there to day. An attempt to identify him will be made tomorrow. Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect Fit, and a large Mew Stock at 126 W. Third street. 11. A. Getz. FIVE CENTS. The Roberts Case. Auburn, Cal., Jan 13.—1n the Roberts case the prosecution rested yesterday evening. The court, jury and counsel visited the scene of the wreck thia morning. The opening plea for the prosecution was made by the district attorney. A. K. Robinson, who was fol lowed by Attorney Ben. P. Tabor for the prosecution. W. L. Chamberlain closed the day's session with the open ing plea for the defense. The defendant, Al Roberts was at different times greatly affected. The case willprobably goto the jury tomorrow evening. An Opeu Switch. Tracy, Cal., Jan. 18.—This morning at 9 o'clock freight train 24 ran into a yard engine on the main track, a switch being open, and collided with a cattle and oil train on the side track, wrecking seven cars, including a caboose, and breaking the draw-heads of twenty or thirty cars. The engineers and firemen all jumped. No person was injured, but several head of cattle were crippled. A dense fog prevailed at the time. A Biff Irrigation I'roject. Merced, Cal., Jan. 18.— F. C. Martin, superintendent of the Sharon estate lands—2l,ooo &cre3 in Merced and Fres no counties—says the estate will build at once a large reservoir in the mount ains at the head of the Chowchilla river to store water to irrigate lands. The reservoir site covers nearly a section of land, walled in by hills. A dam will be built across the outlet, furnishing large storage capacity. 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