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VOL. 37.—N0. 99.
She Concludes It Is Best to
Kegret Expressed for the Balti
more Incident.
Offensive Portions of the Matta Cir
cular Note Withdrawn.
Creator Concessions Made Mian tne United
States Asked For — Kvery
Possibility of War
Associated Press Disuuvcueb.
New York, Jan. 23.—The Herald's
Santiago correspondence says: The
American queation came up in the
chamber of deputies today. Deputy
Jordan said much alarm and concern
existed in the public mind relative to
the condition of affairs between the two
countries. He thought the ministera
should make some definite statement
about the matter. The fact that, in hia
opinion, the United States waß a great
nation, honorable and just in ita deal
ings, was emphasized. He could not
believe there waa any desire on her part
to humiliate Chile. He felt positive
ofjher good intentions, and urged the
chamber to remember the position they
assumed when the French occupied
Mexico. To the United States, con
tinued Sefior Jordan, Chile and
all the smaller South American repub
lics must look for protection in the ex
pounding and enforcement of the Mon
roe doctrine. Chile, he felt sure, ought
to meet the demands made upon her in
a friendly manner, and acknowledge
with regret the unfortunate occurrences
of which complaint is made.
The general sentiment of the cham
ber waa favorable to the sentiments ex
pressed by Sefior Jordan, with the sin
gle exception of Joaquin Walker
Martinez, who has been long known aa
entertaining an active dislike to Ameri
cana. He spoke against Jordan's request
but hia opposition was unimportant.
In reply to Jordan's interpellation,
Minister Pereira stated that an anawer
to the ultimatum of the United Statea
had been Bent to Miniater Egan, which
he hoped and believed would prove sat
isfactory to the United States, but at
present he was not at liberty to divulge
its contents.
At the meeting of tbe council of state
which considered the ultimatum, Presi
dent Montt presided. The meetiug was
of anything but a cheerful character,
and there was some excited talk. The
debate was prolonged for three hours.
I saw some of the members of the cabi
net after the meeting adjourned, and
they looked harraseed and worn.
I am informed that Foreign Minister
Pereira presented for tin consideration
of the council a note in reply, which ex
presses regret for the Baltimore inci
dent, and begs to submit that queation
either to a friendly nation or to the
United States supreme court, and asks
to retire Matta's note, but with reser
vations and modifications. There was
opposition to this note, in behalf of the
Conservativea, but the Liberals, under
the lead of Eduardo Matte, formed a
majority, and the Pereira note waa in
The papera which were favorable to
Balmaceda published the ultimatum
sent by the United States with the wild
est kind of comments. They do so in
order to arouse public feeling.
British Minister Kennedy baa ten
dered his good offices to Minister Pereira
on behalf of the British government.
It ia thought here there is a possibil
ity that the government of the United
States will not regard the terms of the
reply as eatiafactory.
The Reported Backdown of Chile Fully
Wasiungton, jau. 26.—Thia govern
ment today received a long message
from Miniater Egan conveying an offer
on the part of the Chilean government
for a settlement of all the existing diffi
culties with the United States. This
message confirms in every particular the
statementß made in the exclusive Asso
ciated Press dispatch, received from
Santiago last evening, which was in
effect that Chile agreed to withdraw the
offensive note sent by Matta; will with
draw the requeat for the recall of Egan,
and aubmit the Baltimore affair to the
arbitration of aome neutral nation, or a
decision of the United States supreme
Egan states these propositions at
greater length thau the press dispatch,
but tbe exact additions cannot now be
ascertained. There is reason to believe,
however, tbat the Chilean government
not only offers to withdraw the offen
sive- note, but. in addition offers to
apologize for it. It also agrees to
the proposition made by tbe United
States in regard to the right of asylum
and eafo conduct of refugees.
Egan's dispatch was submitted to tbe
uabinetat the meeting today. The entire
question was discussed, and it is under
stood a difference of opinion was de
veloped as to the propriety of accepting
the offer without modifications, so far
as it relates to the submission of the
question of Chile's responsibility for the
attack on the sailors of the Baltimore
to the arbitration of a neutral nation or
to a decision of the United States su
preme court. Without reaching a de
cision the meeting adjourned.
The president will doubtless commu
nicate Egan's dispatch to congress, but
will probably not do bo for several days,
unless it is called for by tbe house or
The latest phase in the Chilean situa
tion, as described in last night's dis
patch from Santiago, was almost the
sole topic of diecussion among members
of congress today. There was a general
feeling of relief on all hands, at what
was looked upon as the beginning of a
peaceful ending of the controversy. In
the absence of official in formation,
many senators and representatives seem
chary of expressing ttieir their views on
the matter. The general concensus of
opinion was that the answer submitted,
if authentic, was satisfactory to tbe
United States, and all that could be de
manded. The only point mentioned in
our ultimatum not covered by the dis
patch, was the demand for an apology.
On this point the admission that the
Matta note was an error of judgment,
and the promise of its withdrawal, is
considered to be in the nature of an
apology, and when coupled with the ex
pressions of deep regret contained in
the telegram of Minister Pereira of Jan
uary 4th, and the note of Minister
Monit, December 19th and January Bth,
is regarded as an expression of good feel
ing on the part of Chile, and perhaps all
that ought to be demanded. There is
no desire, the members said, to press
the government of Chile, and they were
disposed to accept the offer aB entirely
satisfactory. It was pointed out that
as Chile, as a government, had disa
vowed responsibility for, or sympathy
with the attack on the sailors of the
Baltimore, she would naturally be cau
tious as to what she said on the subject,
as the government's connection with
the matter would be one of the main
questions on which a decision, either by
arbitrators or the United States su
preme court, would depend in consider
ing the queation of reparation. It is
generally conceded that the proposition
to refer to foreign arbitration, or to the
decision of the United States supreme
court the entire Baltimore incident, ia a
proposition which cannot well be re
jected by this government.
There is one point in the dispatch
from Santiago, however that is mystify
ing to all, and that is why tbe Chilean
government should deem it necessary
to recede from its request for the with
drawal of Minister Egan. Since that is
not one of the demands contained in
the ultimatum of the United States,
this concession was uot expected.
Up to 11 o'clock this- morning Secre
tary Blame had not received the answer
from Chile reported in last night's San
tiago dispatch to have been sent from
that country. It is expected to be com
municated through Minister Montt, who
has not called or been heard from on the
subject. The delay is, however, per
fectly explicable by the amount of time
required to translate the cipher dispatch
into ordinary Spanish and then into
English, and also by the fact that official
calls are not commonly made in Wash
ington before the middle of the day.
While Secretary Blame was walking
from his house to' the cabinet meeting
this morning ho was asked if a reply to
the president's ultimatum bad been
received, and he said none was yet re
ceived as fur as he was aware.
The cabinet met promptly at 11:30
today and devoted nearly the entire
session to the discussion of the Chilean
controversy. All the members were
present except Elkins and Foster. Thai
the Chilean matter was under discus
sion was proved by the fact that a mes
senger from the state deparment biought
about a dozen copies of the entire Chi
lean correspondence to the White House
about noon, and were taken into the
cabinet room at once.
The cabinet meeting lasted about two
hours, and at its close there was evi
dence of a determination on the part of
the membera to give no information on
the Chilean controversy. It is gener
ally expected that the press dispatch
from Santiago will be supplemented by
aome sort of official statement, but no
facts of any kind could be obtained.
At the request of members of the
house foreign committee, a special
meeting was called today for the pur
pose of considering the preaident's mes»
sage on tbe Chilean controversy and the
accompanying correspondence. There
was an informal discussion of a very
general character, but no conclusion was
Tbe senate committee on foreign rela
tions held a short session thia morning,
but tbe meeting was merely of an in
formal character, and was devoted to a
brief exchange of opinions among the
senators regarding the president's mes
sage and the accompanying correapond
ence on the Chilean affair. A member
of the committee stated that no action
was taken on the correspondence, and
that nothing of importance took place
at the meeting whatever, relative to the
Chilean matter. It is understood if any
report on the message and the corre
spondence is to be made, it will not be
done until the president has received an
answer to his demands made in his
ultimatum to Chile.
Most of the senators and representa
tives were disinclined to express any
opinion on the present status of the
Chilean affair, until after the official
communication of Chile ia made pub
lic. Representative Hitt, of Illinois, a
member of the foreign affairs commit
tee, said tbe dispatch indicated such a
remarkable change on the part of tbe
Chileans that he could barely credit it.
Captain Schley, commander of the
Baltimore, arrived in Washington this
afternoon from San Francisco, and had
a long conference with the secretary of
the navy in regard to the assault on the
Baltimore's crew in Valparaiso, October
last. Subsequently he said he had
nothing to say on the subject for pub
lication. He said he will remain in
Washington two or three days, and will
then return to his vessel at San Fran
cisco. As indicative of bis feeling in
the matter, he remarked : "If there is
going to be a play in Chile, I want a
front Beat."
3:45 p.m.—A dispatch from Chile was
received at the department of state this
afternoon. It is not possible at this
writing to give its contents. The state
and navy departments are alive with
rumors. One of these is to the effect
that the dispatch states Chile will with
draw the language in the Matta note, as
far as it applies to the United States. It
is further rumored that the United
States sent a reply to Chile that the
proposition is unsatisfactory.
New York, Jan. 26.—A private din
patch sent at 9:45 a. m. today, to Val
paraiso, asking: Is anything
official confirming arbitration? pro
duced this reply: "Yea; willing to
forego the decision of Valparaiso judge
and submit to supreme court at Wash
ington without further resort or to
Nothing for Chile to Do but to Yield to
Superior Force.
London, Jan. 26.—The Times will
publish the following telegram tomor
row, dated Santiago, Tuesday : "The
Chilean cabinet is still discussing the
reply to the ultimatum from America,
which, it is expected, will be as con
ciliatory as possible. It will probably
refer any differences mentioned in the
note Egan delivered Saturday, which
the ministers themselves fail to settle,
to arbitration or to the United Stateß
supreme court. Nothing, however, is
yet definitely known. But for the
appearance of American cruisers com
ing from the Atlantic, this sudden re
crudescence of the difficulty might be
considered only as one of the many
phases through which this strange
crisis has been passing for months
according to the exigencies of American
home politics. The impending arrival
of an American squadron at Valparaiso,
however, imparts an element of danger.
The British minister arrived at Santiago
today from Vino Del Mar.;,'
A later telegram from Santiago says:
"It is confidently affirmed tbat the
Chilean foreign minister, in accordance
with the decision arrived at by Presi
dent Montt and the cabinet, and after
consulting with the council of state, has
replied to the American ultimatum in
terms which will satisfy the president
and the government o4 America. In
view of tbe disparity between the forces
of the two powers it would Beein that
Chile had no other resource left than to
make the sacrifice of dignity necessary
to satisfy the more powerful nation."
A British Correspondent Exposes Jingo's
Da p Laid Flans.
London, Jan. 26.—The Chronicle this
morning publishes an article from an
American correspondent, bearing on the
difficulty between the United States and
Chile. The writer says he is rot an ad
mirer of Secretary Blame, but has known
him many years, and has come to re
cognize bis strength of chatacter and
appreciate the dangerous control he ex
ercises over the American people. The
correspondent declares that when Blame
hurried to Washington two months ago,
he pretended to be iv iavor of a policy
of peace, but in reality he only
wanted time. Ho knew a sud
den war between the United Stateß
and Chile would mean deleat, perhaps
disaster for this country, which would
be followed by a wave of adverse publia
opinion which would sweep him and his
party out of power. When Blame ar
rived at Washington ho proceeded to
order war material and supplies shipped
to San Francisco. Although Brooklyn
aud Philadelphia are the most puritan
ical cities in tbe union, tbe workmen
employed in the 'navy yards in those
places, were kept working Sundays,
without intermission. The secretary of
state also superseded the Drawing-room
Admiral Walker, by the Fire-eating
Gherardi. The opposition party did not
dare object to these self-evident designs,
and never demanded that tbe Chilean
correspondence be made public. War
with Chile, followed by military
occupation of that country for
some years, would give American
merchants a chance to capture trade,
and would please Blame, who com
plained that the new American tariff
had not made new markets. Once es
tablished iv South America, it would be
easy to find excuses to remain there,
and it is probable a revolution would
break out in every South American re
public, which would endanger the im
mense English investments in those
countries. In conclusion, the corre
spondent says : "Blame wants and means
to quarrel. He is ambitious, and knows
how to flatter the vanity and love of the
Americana for the almighty dollar. If
England desires to avoid war, she would
.better counsel Chile to submit to the
demands of the United States."
Ludicrous Editorials In London Papers
an I'm Chilean Situation.
London, Jan. 26.—Commenting on
President Harrison's Chile message, the
St, James Gazette says the whole dis
pute ia an example of the difficulties
consequent on the aubserviency of the
politicians to the Irish vote. The paper
denounces Egan at great length, and in
moßt aevere terms, and Bays had the
United States been represented in San
tiago by a gentleman of the stamp of
Phelpa, Lincoln or Dana, the trouble
would not have happened.
The Globe says President Harrison's
ultimatum is covered with spread
eagleism ; that he makes out aa poor a
caße for war as any nation ever ad
vanced. Chile would hold her own for
a long time in a purely naval war, but
only one ending would be poeaible. No
doubt the perception of that fact influ
enced Chile in her quick submission,
and President Montt was well advised to
eat leek, although he had a strong
temptation to defy the United States, in
the knowledge that such conduct would
popularize him with the Chilean masses
and that the United States could do
nothing to exact reparation. For
tunately, there does not appear to be
any further danger of strife between the
two nations. The Globe says the quar
rel ia chiefly due to Egan.
Minister Montt Censured by Members of
the Chilean Cabinet.
Santiago de Chile, via Galveston,
Tex., Jan. 26.—The correspondent of
the Associated Press has had an inter
view with several members of the
Chilean cabinet. In hiß conversation
with these gentlemen he was told that
Sefior Pedro Montt, the Chilean minis
ter at Washington, misled his govern
ment as to the status of affairs between
the United States and Chile. From
statements made by ministers referred
to, it appear* that the Chilean minister
at Washington sent a cable dispatch to
his government, Friday last, in which
lie stated the settlement of the matter
waa proceeding in a satisfactory man
Shore Leave Given the Yorktown Crew at
Washington, Jan. 26.—The following
ia a translation of a cipher cablegram
received last night by the navy depait
inent from Commander Evans, dated
Callao: "Yorktown arrived today;
refugees landed. Will be ready ior sea
as soon as coaled. If Yorktown to re
main here long enough, should like give
men liberty. Delayed two days account
oi fog off Callao."
The secretary of the navy this after
noon sent a cable message to Commander
Evans of the Yorktown at Callao, au
thorizing him to give the ciew shore
leave. This shows that the vessel will
remain in Callao for at least two or three
days. It is said at the navy department
that it has not been decided whetherthe
Yorktown or the Boston, or both, will
return to Valparaiso. The impression
general among naval officers, however, is
that the Yorktown will be selected for
that service, aud that she will be the
only vessel sent there for the present,
unless some unlooked-for incident should
require the immediate presence of
No orders have yet been Bent to the
Boston, and the chances are she will be
kept there for the present.
Nothing has yet been heard from Ad
miral Gherardi, who was last heard
from at Barbadoes a week ago today.
Phis is regarded as sufficient evidence
that he is not merely cruising around
among the West Indies, and it is gener
ally accepted as a fact that he has eithar
gone south to Montevideo or east to
Baltimore, Jan. 26. —The steamship
Earnwell sailed January lßt from Balti
iiinore with a cargo of coal, ostensibly for
the West Indies. It is now known that
she is on hor way to Montevideo, where
the cargo will be transferred to the
white squadron. It is further said that
the steamer Reedsburg, of the same
line, which left January 15th, is on the
same errand.
Boston, Mass., Jan. 26. —The steamer
Ohio arrived this morning from Phila
delphia and proceeded to Charleatown
navy yard, where the instructions are
to fit ber up ac a floating machine and
repair shop.
Washington, Jan. 26.—Another 12
--incb gun will soou be sent to San Fran
cisco for the Monterey.
Ricardo Trumbull Says He Will Show
Him Up as Much.
San Fiiancisco, Jan. 26. —A New York
special says: Ricardo Trumbull,a mem
ber of the Chilean congress, when in
terviewed today referred to Egan as a
be undrel. He said he would show him
up aa Buch in a lecture on Thursday.
I he Mail and Express prints on its first
page the following: "If Chilean Dele
gate Trumbull expects that an American
audience will allow him to call Minis
ter Egan a scoundrel, and a few
other such choice names, at the Reform
club meeting Thursday evening, he is
very much mistaken. The moment is
not auspicious for Chilean bluster in
this patriotic metropolis, nor for a con
tinuance of the efforts to purchase arms
in this country for Chile, nor for the
shipment of any such arms already pur
chased. Let our government fearlessly
prohibit any export of armß and ammu
nition to Chile at once, aud let Trumbull
beware of what he a^tys."
Riggin's Brother Wants Indemnity.
Philadelphia, Jan. 26.—John I. Rig
gin of this city, brother of the United
States Bailor killed by the Chileans, has
engaged aa.counsel ex-Attorney General
Kerr, to press his indemnity claim for
hia brother's death, against the Chilean
Moutt Was There Also.
Washington, Jan. 26. —President and
Mrs. Harrison gave a reception this
evening to congress and the judiciary,
to which the diplomatic corps and army
and navy were invited. The Chilean
minister was present.
No Time for Trifling.
Chicago, Jan. 26.—Tbe directors of
the Chicago board of trade today de
cided to take no action on the circular
of the New York board of trade, favor
ing peace with Chile.
The Pratt and the Pinto.
Paris, .fan. 26.—The Chilean cruiser
Presid'.'nte Pinto lies at Havre, ready to
go to eea at any moment. The Captain
Pratt will not be in condition to Bail
before April.
Chinese Invaders.
Boise City, Idaho, Jau. 26.—The
authorities have Rrrested nine Chinese
who entered the United States from
British Columbia, via the Kootenai
river. There is evidence that hundreds
of Chinese Bucceasfully entered the
United Statea by thia route.
Press Club Tourists.
Albuquerque, N. M., Jan. 26.—The
International League of Press clubs ex
cursion arrived here today and were
shown various points of interest in this
vicinity. They left for i-anta Fe this
evening, whore they will be banqueted
by Governor Prince.
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Stray Bits ot News Canght from the
Electric Current.
Archbishop Langavis, of Quebec, is
dead. He was 71 years old.
The duchess Louise, mother of the
empress of Austria, ia dead.
It is believed that an unknown
steamer, with all on board, has been
lost off Cape Finisterre.
The Swiss national council has ratified
the commercial treaties between Switz
erland and Germany and Switzerland
and Austria.
The National Academy of Science has
decided to send a relief expedition for
Lieutenant Perry and party, to leave
New York about June let next.
At Jeffersonville, Ind., Mrs. Frank
Brown, while milking, was kicked to
death by a stallion. Her husband came
to the rescue and was kicked to death
The first consignment of exhibits for
the world's fair from Japan has reached
Chicago. Tho receipt these goods gives
Japan the honor of being the lirat
foreign country to send exhibits.
Six thousand men are on a atrike at
Baiboa, Spain, and much rioting has
resulted. Many persons have been
arrested and a large reinforcement of
troops is on tho way to preserve order.
Alice Mitchell, who murdered Freda
Ward at Memphis, Term., spent a quiet
day in jail, being visited by her parents
and attorneys. Acting under instruc
tions of the latter, she refuses to talk.
Cardinal Ledochowski has been made
perfect of the congregation de propo
ganda, in succession to the late Cardinal
Simeoni. Cardinal Vannuttelli be
comes prefect of briefa, and Cardial
Ricci, prefect of memorials.
At Middleton, Ky., during a row over
the possession of a horse, Deputy Sher
iff Sizemore and Police Officer Thomp
son were shot dead by a man named
Predmore. The murderer is in jail and
in danger of being lynched.
Dela Green, charged with missappro
priating $20,000 of the Muncy, Pa., na
tional bank's funds, waa after a trial
diecharged by tbe United Statea com
missioner, who held that there was no
evidence to show that Green waa
reaponsible for the disappearance of tbe
Bering Sea Arbitration.
Washington, Jan. 26. —The depart
ment of Btate haa arranged with the
British minisier for a conference in a
few days at Washington, between the
commissioners representing Great Brit
ain and the United States, who visited
Alaska last summer for the purpose oi
obtaining information in regard to the
seal flaheriea. The conference U under
stood to be merely preliminary to the
formal submission of the Bering sea
controversy to arbitration. It is gen
erally understood tbat Hon. E. J.
Phelps, of Vermont, will be oue of the
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night at trie Pastime club, between
Page and Duncan, was very unsatisfac
tory, beiug little more than a walk
around. The battle was awarded to
Page in tbe fifty-fifth round.
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