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VOL. 37. —NO. 101
Minister Montt Misled by
Blame's Assurances.
Public Feeling Quieted Down
Some at Santiago.
Anxiety Still Felt, However, as to the
Outcome of the Situation.
A Probability of the American Nary
Parading In Chilean Waters as
a Sort of Friendly
Associated Press Dispatches.
Santiago tie Chilb, via Galveston,
Jan. 28.—[Special to the Associated
Press.] There is a much quieter feeling
here than was evident yesterday and
during the past few days. The Chilean
officials, however, continue to express
surprise at the ultimatum forwarded
from President Harrison.
The Associated Press correspondent
today had an interview with one of the
most prominent officials of the Chilean
foreign office. The correspondent was
courteously met, and the conversation
was free and cordial. In the course of
the interview it was shown very plainly
that the foreign office would not say in
a direct manner that Minister Montt
had been deceived and misled by any
note or word received by him
from the American secretary of state;
but it was evident that the official
thought so. He said Blame had all along
given Montt to understand that a set
tlement of the serious controversy be
tween the two republics was being
reached, and Blame months ago pro
posed the submission to arbitration of
the outrageous assault upon the Balti
more's sailors, and also agreed to ac
cept Monti's terms for the witbdaawal
of the Matta telegram.
It is asserted here that Egan informed
the Chilean government a week ago that
the question at issue was being settled.
Egan declares that he said nothing of
the kind.
On the night of the receipt of the ul
timatum, a cablegram was received
from Minister Montt, advising the
Chilean goverment to stand firm, as all
was favorable in Washington.
There is intense excitement here as to
the outcome of the situation. Every one
from the highest official to the most
humble citizen, wishes to know if
America accepts the terms of Chile's re
ply to President Harrison's ultimatum.
The Associated Press the First to Pub
lish. Reliable Chilean News.
Nbw York, Jan. 28.—1t was worthy
of note tbat the dispatches to the Asso
ciated Press from its special correspond
ent at Santiago, Chile, the last few days
have anticipated all other intelligence
from that capital. Thus, on Saturday
night, an Associated Press dispatch
gave the first conclusive statement that
an ultimatum had been sent to Chile ;
on Sunday night the Associated
Press gave the first intimation
that Chile would promptly reply
to Mr. Blame's note, and on Monday
night the Asaociated Press correspond
* dent gave a synopsis of the reply. No
other news association had thia news
until it was in press. The United States
government itself received the first inti
mation of the tenor of Chile's reply
from the Associated Press dispatch.
Opposition news associations Bimply
appropriated the Associated PreßS dis
patches. The Associated Press ia rec
ognized aa the medium for reaching the
American public, and when news of
prime importance is to be had, it secures
this first of all.
[N. B. —The Loa Angeles Herald is a
member of tho Associated Press and
prints its exclusive dispatches. Read
the Herald.]
The Navy Department's Plan of Cam
paign Made Public.
Washington, Jan. 28.—1t Was openly
admitted at the navy department today,
now that there is no longer any reason
for concealment, that the government
waß fully prepared to enforce its de
mands against Chile in case they had
not been secured by more pacific meth
ods of negotiation through diplomatic
channels. The entire available naval
force had been concentrated go as to be
able to make almost concerted attack on
Chilean ports. The Pacific Equadron,
consisting of the San Francisco, Charles
ton, Baltimore, Boston and Yorktown,
would have been speedily reinforced by
the South Atlantic squadron, now at
Montevideo, consisting of the Chicago,
Atlanta, Bennington and Essex, and the
Philadelphia and Concord of the North
Atlantic equadron.
The two last named vessels are now
on their way to Montevideo. The Con
cord arrived at Bahia today, and the
Philadelphia is beyond that port on her
way to Montevideo. If she touches at
Bahia it is probable she and the Con
cord will be ordered back to the West
Indies. The Miantonomah, the Newark
and the Vesuvius were held in reserve
for possible service.
At the same time great stores oi coal,
ammunition and provisions had been
forwarded to both the Atlantic and
Pacific coast, so the fleet should be
amply supplied in case foreign ports
should becloeedto them. Arrangements
were made for the immediate use of a
number of transports and auxiliary
cruisers, and the steamship Ohio waa to
be fitted out at Boston as a repair ship.
Four steamships were chartered from
the Karl Steamship company, laden
with coal and sent to Montevideo. It is
believed that one of them haa already
reached Montevideo, and the other
will arrive these in a short time.
These vessels were to be used
as colliers, and would ply between
the naval fleet and home points. The
steamer Benito was chartered for similar
service on the Pacific coast, and other
arrangements were made to secure the
delivery of 10,000 tons of coal a month at
a point convenient for naval vessels.
T,he plans contemplated the early
seizure of a Chilean port for use as a
basis of supply.
These preparations entailed great ex
penses, estimated at about $2,000,000.
The foregoing estimate includes coal and
the expense of pushing vessels now
under contract.
The orders of the officers and men
detailed to the Ohio have been revoked,
and the work of fitting her is suspended.
The department will now be busy for a
long time undoing many of its prepara
tions, and restoring the naval establish
ment to its usual basis.
The American Navy to Be Paraded In
Chilean Waters Just for Fun.
New York, Jan. 28. —A Washington
special says: It is suggested on every
hand in the navy department, that even
it Chile should make ample apology,
and if our congress should decide on that
account to refrain from further warlike
proceedings, it would be nevertheless
highly demrahle to carry out the idea of
making an imposing naval display in
Chilean waters, and this will probably
be tbe policy of the department. It is
to be expected, therefore, that a large
fleet of our warships will soon vforit Val
paraiso and other Chilean ports.
British Journals Criticise His Winding;
Up of the Chilean Affair.
London, Jan. 28. —Several English
papers today printed an alleged dispatch
from Washington to Dalzal's agency, in
which it is asserted that President Har
rison yesterday informed the senate
committee on foreign relations that the
answer of Chile to the ultimatum sent
her the 21st inst., was recaived b-fore
his message' was sent to congress, but
that he was not aware of its contents,
owing to the fact that it was not trans
lated into English until after tbe
message was delivered to congress.
Basing its comments upon this asser
tion, the St. James Gazette this after
noon published an article, in which it
says, if the story is .trae, President Har
rison disgraced and made himself ridic
The Times and Telegraph have sar
castic articles on President Harrison's
disclaimer of official knowledge of
Chile's backdown prior to the issuance
of his ultimatum. Tbe Times concludes:
"Perhapß the president has more ex
planations to offer. They Beem at pres
ent very much needed."
Tbe Times' Santiago cable Bays:
Nothing official from Washington;
everything quiet.
The Standard in an editorial, aaya:
"Sefior Pereira, Chilean minister of for
eign affairs, cannot be suspected of any
desire to make President Harrison look
foolish, but circumstances make up for
tbe absence of design. We are not
quite sure that the judgment of the
managers of hia party will sincerely
echo President Harrison's remark that
the turn of affairs between the two
countries ia very gratifying."

Private Secretary Halford Corrects Er
rors In Diplomatic Chronology.
Washington, Jan. 28. —Some question
having been raised about tbe time of the
receipt of the message from Egan to
Blame conveying the note of Pereira,
Chilean minister of foreign affairs, Pri
vate Secretary Halford tonight gave the
following statement: "Mr. Egan's dis
patch from Santiago was a long one and
was received in two installments, as ap
peared by copy which came to the state
department, the first part being dated
Santiago, January 25th, and tbe
second part dated Santiago, January
26th, the address, 'Blame, Washington,'
being repeated on the second part. A
memorandum was on the first part of
the dispatch to the effect that it was re
ceived at the department of state at
9:08 a.m. on the 26th (Tuesday). A
translated copy had not come to the ex
ecutive mansion until during the meet
ing of the cabinet, who waiting for
it, and that must have been between 12
and 1 o'clock. The first information the
president had of the receipt of the dis
patch came from Gen. John Foster, who
called on the morning of the 26th be
tween 10 and 12 o'clock about some
other matter, and told the president
that a diHpatch had come from Egan
which was being translated."
The Chilean Administration Feeling
Very Uncomfortable.
New York, Jan. 28.—The Herald's
Santiago correspondent says: The ad
ministration is not feeling comfortable
over the situation of the controversy
between the United States and Chile.
Pedro Montt is blamed in a measure for
misleading the government here
as to the state of affairs. It is
well known that certain prominent men
advised the government some time ago
to go alow in thia trouble, but their ad
vice waß not heeded. The course pur
sued seemß to have been actuated by
fear of the radicals, among whom Matta
is the central figure. It is rather ludi
crous to note the change in tone of the
remarks on Egan in the Santiago and
Valparaiso newßpapera. Porvenir,
which hitherto haa been heaping abuse
on him, is now full of the most amiable
comments on the American minister.
With other papers it is the same thing.
Rlcardo Trumbull Publicly Denounces
Him In New York.
Nbw York, Jan. 28.—Ricardo Trum
bull, member of the Chilean congress,
who managed the Itata affair, Baid what
he thought concerning the recent
Chilean troubles before the Reform
club tonight. He said of Mr. Egan:
"It waa believed in Chile that Egan was
Balmaceda's chief adviser. Tho Con
gressional patty also thought he mani
fested too great anxiety to have $4,000,
--000 shipped on the Peneacola when he
could not but have known that Balmace
da by so doing was committing robbery.
Mr. Egan honored me with hie friend
ship, and I shall ever be gliad to him for
his offer of asylum for myself and family
during the "troublous times, but this
does not blind me to his faults. He
harbored and sheltered red-handed mur
derers, and not political refugees, and
turned the American legation into an
asylum for bloodthirsty outlaws, and
when I think of it," he said, growing
eloquent, "my American blood rises in
indignation at the thought that the
stars and stripes should have sheltered
'■uch ruffians."
The Thunderer's Chile Correspondent
Contlnnes to Wire Canards.
London, jWn. 28.—A Times dißpatch
from Santiago de Chile, says in reply to
suggestions, that Chile expressed her
willingness to have either Spain or
Brazil act as mediator in her differences
with the United States, but public
opinion was in favor of submitting the
question to the supreme court of the
United States.
Tbe correspondent says the Chilean
government is receiving messages of
sympathy from all parts of South
America and the United States. He
adds that the American residents in
Santiago publicly demand the canceling
of the exequator of McCreery, consul of
the United States at Valparaiso.
Beports from the United States re
ceived at Santiago declare that Presi
dent Harrison has decided to recall
Egan, the American minister.
Annnal Election of Officers—Dissensions
in the Organization.
Chicago, Jan. 28. —The' election of
officers of the Farmers' Alliance took
place this afternoon, and President Pow
ers of Nebraska did not get enough votes
for a third term. O. F. Ravens of Wash
ington had far superior strength and
was elected. Rumors of discord over
secretary and treasurer were floating
around, and when the incumbent, Au
gust Post of lowa, was nominated, a cry
went up tbat he had been hobnobbing
with the Republicans. After a brief
struggle AdolpheDallemandof Nebraska
was elected in Post's place.
The annual report of Secretary and
Treasurer Post is understood to have
shown a large delinquency in dues, and
a deficit. ■ -
President Powers' addrees reviewed
the problems which face the Alliance,
and treated of the sub treasury and
postal savings banks, and state tele
graph schemes, labor, trusts, monopo
lies, prohibition, and the Alliance as a
force in politics.
After a lengthy debate a resolution
was adopted to tbe effect that each state
delegation decide whether or not it
shall be represented at St. Louis, and
that the sending of delegates should in
no wise commit the Alliance to affilia
tion with the new party.
After a lengthy discussion Ohio re
fused to send any delegates to St. Louis,
as did also Illinois, Indiana, Pennsyl
vania, Washington and Minnesota.
lowa will send three delegates and Ne
braska eight. Thus eleven out of thirty
four states represented, will go
to the St. Louis conference. The meet
ing was discussing the resolutions until
an early hour this morning.
Stray Bits of News Caught from the
Electric Current.
The Bt. Hon. Sir John Lambert is
Tbe queen of Saxony has a severe at
tack of la grippe.
The body of Josephine Medill.daughter
of Joseph Medlll, proprietor of' the Chi
cago Tribune, arrived at New York
Wednesday, from Paris.
The run on the Hopkins Place Sav
ings bank of Baltimore continues. Presi
dent Smith has declined all offers of
help, saying tbe bank has money enough
to pay all who come.
Henry H. Yard, charged with aiding
and abetting Gideon W. Marsh, the
fugitive ex-president of the Keystone
bank, in misappropriating the bank's
funds, haa been rearrested.
Seven flint-glass factories at Pittsburg
have closed down, aa the reault of a dis
pute with their employees over the time
limit. It is reported that factories out
of the city will join the strike. Two
thousand men are now idle.
Cbauncey M. Depew gave a dinner at
hia residence Thursday night to a num
ber of friends, mostly railroad officials,
in commemoration of the twenty-fifth
anniversary of hia connection with the
Vanderbilt lines.
The Glidden & Joy Varnish company
of Cleveland, 0., has filed a petition of
insolvency against Herrman, Richard
son & Co., manufacturers of children'a
carriages, at Loeminster, Mass. Liabil
ities, $173,000; assets about the same.
The Boston Globe says the failure of
Colby, hardware dealer, caused start
ling rumors involving the emharass
ment of five prominent concerns in the
city, who are alleged to he mixed up in
note-shaving business in which $2,000,
--000 is involved.
The condition of the starving cattle in
Southern Idaho shows no improvement.
Snow still lies deep on the ground.
Hundreds of carcasses of cattle and
horses are found every where. Horses
even eat the manes aud tails of one an
other. The loss will be very heavy.
Judge Brown, in the United States
circuit court at New York, decided the
suit of Frederick W. Vanderbilt for the
possession of his British-built steam
yacht Conqueror, seized by Collector
Fassett for non-payment of duties. The
decision is to the effect that the vessel
is not an imported article, subject to
duties, and holds Vanderbilt entitled to
a decree for the possession of the yacht,
with costs and damages.
The American Building and Loan Asso
ciation Is All Right.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 28.—A special
dispatch from this city issued
Tuesday, stated that the public bank
examiner reported to the governor that
the affairs of the American Building and
Loan association should be wound up.
There was nothing in the full report of
the examiner to warrant the statement.
In answer to an inquiry from Secretary
Bishop, the public examiner this fore
noon sent the following reply :
Thomas E. Bishop, secretary of tbe
American Building association: The
report of this office on the affairs of the
American building association shows
that the association has a surplus, and
is consequently solvent, and did not
recommend or suggest the winding up
of the affairs by the appointment of a
receiver or otherwise.
(Signed) M. D. Kenyon,
Public Examiner.
Tenbroeok Denied a Divorce.
Redwood City, Ca1.,28.— Judge Buck
today denied the Buit of Richard Ten
broeck, the famous horseman, for a di
vorce from his wife on the grounds of
desertion. The wife proved that she
was forced to leave her husband on ac
count of cruelty.
Good values in Fine Tailoring a Perfect
Pit, and a large New Stock at 126 W.
; Third street. H. A. tfeto.
A Mississippi Statesman Con
vulses Congress.
He Moves to Enlarge the House
Foreign Committee.
Allen's Humorous Remarks on the
Chilean Controversy.
Tom Reed Criticise" '.the New Code of
Rules—Hale Scores Hill In the
Senate and Lauds Jlng*
Associated Press Dispatches.
Washington, Jan. 28. —In the house
today, debate on the rules was resumed
but was broken into by the presentation
of the president's message and Chilean
correspondence. After being read and
referred to tbe committee on foreign
affairs, discussion of the rules was re
Reed Bpoke in opposition to the com
mittee's report. He favored the rules
of the fifty-llrst congress, and pro
claimed his adherence to the majority
rule. He criticised the Holman amend
ment, contending that thia body ought
to be as free as it could for tbe purpose
of legislation. He said the majority
were responsible not only for what hap
pened, but for what did not happen.
[Applause on tbe Republican side.]
Allen of Mississippi drew the atten
tion of tbe house to the Chilean contro
versy again by moving to amend the
rules by increasing the membership of.
the committee on foreign affairs from
thirteen to Beventy-five, and delivered a
humorous speech in support thereof.
The great struggle to which the mem
bers of tbe committee had been sub
jected during the last two days, he
said, prompted him to offer this
amendment. The house had no right
to impose so much responsibility upon
thirteen men. Furthermore, tbat was
an unlucky number, and he did not
want any unlucky happenings in foreign
affairs. He did not blame the foreign
affairs committee with any haste, "but
you know how easily thirteen men
might be taken unawares and rushed
into war with some sort of precipita
Allen went on to Bay that he was not
familiar with tbe diplomatic corre
spondence between nations, but he did
know tho code of honor that governs
gentlemen. In Mississippi if, when one
gentleman institutes correspondence
with another, and brings him down to
the point of difference and finally Bends
him an ultimatum—if that man, after
sending that ultimatum should rush
into print and publish the correspond
ence before he had time to hear from
tbe ultimatum, he would be a persona
non grata in that state. It is not a
proper thing when you have sent an ul
timatum to rush into print and give
your side of the case to the country be
fore you have a reply.
Allen then read from a newspaper
interview a remark by ex-Speaker
Keifer to the effect that "sentiment in
the Republican party is drifting rapidly
toward Harrison. His message on the
Chilean imbroglio was issued just in
time." "Now," said Allen, "this'drift
ing of sentiment' toward the president
might have stopped if he had not got in
here with that Chilean message 'just in
time.' I remember that not a great
while ago, when the president was to go
to New York, the train that was to
leave at ten minutes to 12 was detained
until ten minutes after 12, lest the pres
ident should travel on Sunday. And
yet I am informed the president had a
number of printers working all day last
Sunday to get that message of his 'just
in time.' " [Great laughter and Demo
cratic applause.]
Allen continued at some length to
make raps at the pan-American con
gress and reciprocity schemes, much to
the delight of his Democratic brethren.
He wanted to know why we should pro
ceed with haste to bring the government
of Chile, our sister republic, a part of
the great "pan." into a state of humilia
Of course Allen's motion was defeated,
but it had served its purpose in giving
him a chance to deliver his speech on
the subject.
McMillin of Tennessee and Catchings
of Mississippi defended the proposed
rules and animadverted on tbe code
adopted by the fifty-first congress and
Speaker Reed's rulings.
The rules were then read by para
graphs for amendment.
The membership of the committee on
interstate and foreign commerce was
increased from sixteen to seventeen.
Hemphill offered an amendment giv
ing the committee on District of Colum
bia jurisdiction over appropriations for
the support of the district. Pending
action, Cockran of New York announced
the death of Representative Spinoia,
and the house as a mark of respect ad
Hale Denounce* Hill and Defends the
Blame Reciprocity Flan.
Washington, Jan. 28.—The presi
dent's message, transmitting additional
correspondence on the Chilean matter,
was presented and read, then referred
to the committee on foreign relations.
Hill's resolution directing the secre
tary of state to furnish to the senate
the agreements made with other
countries relating to interchange of
trade and commerce, with all informa
tion received as to the practical effect of
such agreements, was then taken up
and Hale addressed the senate on the
subject. He spoke at great length upon
the benefits of reciprocity, which, he
said, was annexed to protection,
and broadened the fiield of the
American laborer by opening new
markets for his products, to be
paid for in articles which could never
compete with his labor. He did not
hesitate in stating, as a result of his ob
servation, that the reciprocity clause of
the McKinley act was the part of the
measure which floated the whole act,
and kept it from being swamped by the
storm, which, with or without reason,
broke upon it from the day of its pat
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We have learned that in order to make
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thought and attention, and the fact that
it is such a magnificent success proves
how carefully we do this. 7
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something phenomenal, it includes all the latest
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sage. The reciprocal plan waa born of
distinguished Republican parentage and
adopted by that party. The Democratic
newspapers denounced it as an imprac
ticable sham. The senator from New
York who lately entered thia chamber
as a member of this body, and who
brought as credentials of leadership of
his party, the trophy of a great state,
chained, gagged, despoiled of her rights,
and paused for a moment in his work of
spoliation to declare in the Democratic
state convention at Saratoga, New York,
September 16th, laat, which had as
sembled to do hia will and regiater hia
decree, the Democratic party of New
York renewed its pledges of fidelity to
the Democratic faith and denounced in
severe terms the Blame reciprocity
humbug. These vicious attacks
upon the measure by the Democratic
leaders and Democratic newspapers,
had weakened the effect of the measure,
made hard the task of American nego
tiators ; strengthened the hands of
foreign governments; were mischievous,
unpatriotic, and meant to be deadly in
their effect, both at home and abroad.
This achievement of Republican states
manship would be carried before the
people in the next presidential canvaes
throughout the land. Thera was no
farmer, manufacturer, miner, laborer
not interested in ita success and main
tenance, and when at last it had been
incorporated and accepted as part of our
national policy, the Democratic breth
ren will be seen flocking to its support,
and trusting in that short memory said
to be common to all people, claim to be
the author and finisher of this great
Vest took the floor on Hill's resolu
tion, which went over without action.
After argument on the La Abra claim,
and a brief executive session, tbe senate
adjourned till Monday.
Washington Notes.
Washington, Jan. 23.—General Raum
appeared before the committee of the
house appropriations committee today,
and asked for an appropriation for pen
sions for the next fiscal year, of $144,
The president sent to tbe senate today
the following nomination: Byron M.
Cutcheon, of Michigan, to be civilian
member of the board of ordnance and
fortifications. The appointment waß
immediately confirmed.
Mario Decca Married.
Washington, Jan. 28.—Mary Sanders
Johnston, widely known as Marie Decca,
prima donna, was quietly married in
this city to Francis Christian, her man
ager. An element of sensation is given
to the affair by the fact that she had
ordered her trousseau for her marriage
to a wealthy citizen of Richmond, who,
however, insisted on her leaving the
stage. Hence the broken engagement.
Special'attention given to the performance of
all denul operations In the evening by the use
of a Special System of Klectric Lights. All
work guaranteed. Frlces consistent with First
class work. _
Office Hours—B a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening
hours. 7 to 10 p.m.
|DR. J. A. CRONKHITE, Dentist,
1 20 3m Corner Fifth street
213 S. SPRING ST., h.«.^"i.w.
To be closed oat st
Commencing Thursday Evening, Jan. 2Stb,
And continuing EVERY AFTERNOON at I:3<»
p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and KVERY EVENING,
7 to 10 p.m.
Tho stock In well known and consists of a.
large line of Watches. Diamonds. Clocks, silver
ware, Bronzes, Statuary, Opera Glasses, Jewelry
of all kinds and description, Rogers' Knives,
Spoons and Forks, Cutlery, Revolvers, Razors,
Albums, Novelties. Fancy Goods, and, in fact,
everything usually kept In a first-class jewelry
A Card to the Citizens of I.os Angeles
and Vicinity.
Intending to go into the wholesale jewelry
business only, I will close out the entire stock
now in my store AT YOOR OWN PRICES, as
times are dull, the goods will necessarily sell
low, and my old customers will do well to at
tend these sales, as no doubt they will secure
rare bargains. I will personally guarantee
every article sold exactly as represented, and
tbat we will have no one to buy in goods hut
every article offered will be sold to the highest
bidder. L. H. GRKKN.
ladies ate especially mited to call ii the sfteraeos t»
avoid night crowd.
USF" I will guarantee these goods will
be sold to the highest bidder, and
quickly, and that by attending these
sales you will secure
Unheard-of Bargains!
Sales Every Day from 1:30 p.m. to s:»e>
p.m. and 7 to lO p.m.

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