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the Central and South American Telegraph
to purchase the only line now existing. 111 Same to samo.
June 18 Samo subject: Incloses a copy of a letter writ
ten to the Dopartmont by the president of
the Central and South American Telegraph Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine (tele- June 25 Samé subject: The company refusing to open gram).
direct communication with Valparaiso,can not
expect favors of the Chilean Government. 174 Same to same....
June 25 Same subject: Gives the additional reason that
the application is believed to be a move for
the depreciation of the land-line stock.
confirms the impression that the insurgents,
ernment would likewise accept the same.
restoration of peace passed between the Junta
diation present can not be considered.
graph Co.: The company are prevented from
Iquique would then cut it.
accept the offer of Chilean Government to pay
cation with Valparaiso.
ernment. The Navy Department has done for
merce. In view of the assurance that Ameri.
tion in that respect seems necessary. 179 Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine.....
Mediation: Insists upon the correctness of
his views regarding difficulties in the way of
172 and 175.
graph Co. will be connected in the open sea
on the 20th of July. 180 Mr. Egan to Mr. Wharton.... July 16 | Same subject: Acknowledges the receipt of the
above telegram. 181 Same to same .........
Revolution: Cruelties alleged against both
sides are grossly exaggerated; instances
voys of the Junta now in Washington could
Government only under condition that re-
France have done.
in the above telegram, and says the United
tect vessels flying its flag. 182 | Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine
Same subject: Guaranty subscribed by the
British minister inclosed. 183 Same to samo....
July 28 | Samo subject: Bar silver wbich the Depart.
ment declined to allow to be carried to Mon. tevideo on a United States war vessel bas been placed on board the British war ship Espiègle, to the destination of England.
1891. 184 Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine...... July 29 Political: Election of Señor Claudio Vicuña to
succeed President Balmaceda. 185 Same to same.
July 30 Neutrality: Attacks on Mr. Egan for alleged
nonobservance of neutrality, presented in
Same subject: Alleged partiality of British
navy to the insurgents' cause. Transmits
ment, and incloses article from la Nacion 189 Same to same.
Aug. 5 | Telegrams received by way of Europe are fre
quently unintelligible; recommends the us.
Aug. 8 Outrage on Mr. Herbert C. Stevenson, a United
States citizen, by the intendante of Concep-
Stevenson. Letter of regrei inclosed. 192 Same to same
Revolution : Attack on the South by the insur
gents anticipated: movements in sympatby
with them repressed with barbarity. 193 Same to samo
Asylum afforded to two members of the revolu.
tionary party. On hearing that threats had
Aug. 24 Revolution: Rout of the Government forces at
Concon, near Valparaiso, and ensuing demor-
tacked by the victors.
tionists reported and a decisive battle ex.
by the Department of any news obtained. Mr. McCreery to Mr. Blaine Aug. 28 Same subject: Defeat of the Government troops; (telegram).
Valparaiso, surrendered to foreign naval com-
entered by the revolutionists.
tained in the above. Mr. McCreery to Mr. Blaine Aug. 30 Same subject: Flight of Balmaceda; represent(telegram).
ative of the Junta proceeding to Santiago to
assume control in its name.
duced by the American and French lega.
ing large numbers of refugees.
ation. Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine (tele. Sept. 1 Same subject: Revolutionists have organized gran).
the Government; asks whether he pay recog
nize it; all tranquil. Mr. Wharton to Mr. Egan Sept. 4 Same subject: Instructions to recognize the (telegram).
now Government if formed and accepted by
the people. Samo to same (telegram)..... Sept. 7 Same subject: Requests telegraphic reply to
the above telegram.
lished on the 4th is accepted by the people
tion. 197 Same to samo
Sept. 7 Sare subject: Provisional Government has offi.
cially notified the legation of its constitution
wise recognized. 198 Same to same
Sept. 7 Asylum: Refugees on board American and Ger.
man war vessels. Informal feelers for their
Arnerican legation and German admiral.
Sept. 10 Paper money issnel by the late government will
be recognized by the new one. 201 Same to same
Members of the cabinet appointed. 202 Same to same
General elections will take place on Oct. 18.
the rumor that infortuation of the landing of
running against the United States. Same to same (telegram).
Suicide of Balmaceda .. 204 Same to same
Same subject: Balmaceda's letter to the Argen
tried criminally and their lives endangered if
amount to 20 in two days; no reply has been
made to his protest and he has entered another. Mr. Wharton to Mr. Egan Sept. 20 Same subject: The question of right of asylum (telegram).
will be discussed later, but the United States
situations, etc., of refugees given; the charge
who had entered the British legation.
note referred to above. 205 Samo to same....
Same subject: Particulars regarding the ques.
tions of asylum condensed in previous tele-
foreign affairs relating thereto inclosed.
of foreign affairs, who renews the charge of
be denied by Chile after being freely recog.
not abused by the refugees.
ment fully advised.
denies any intention of disrespect to the lega.
in other legations requested.
vious telegrams; particulars concerning sev.
ceived and actually remaining in the several
case, but some allowed to leave under bond. 136 Mr. Wharton to Mr. Egan.... Oct. 9 Outrage on Mr. Stephenson: Action reported in
No. 191 is approved.
gret for disrespect shown to legation, which
decree submitting refugees to criminal trial. Same to same
Oot. 17 Same subject: Mr. Egan has repeated request
for safe conducts. Precedente citing priuci. ples set by the Chilean Government.
From and to whom.
1891. Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine...... Oct. 17
Same to same (telegram)..... Oct. 18
Same to same ..
Same to same (telegram)..... Oct. 20
Same to same (telegram)..... Oct. 23
Same to same (telegram)..... Oct. 23
Mr. Wharton to Mr. Egan | Oct. 23
Same subject: Incloses notes referred to in the
telegrams of Oct. 13 and 17 and decree insti.
tuting criminal proceedings against refugees. Assault on seamen of the U.S.S. Baltimore:
Announces the killing of one and wounding
of 5 men, and the wounding of 1 Chilean. Same subject: Letters of Capt. Schley, of the
Baltimore, to the legation and to the inten.
dente of Valparaiso. Asylum: Substance of the reply to request for
safe conduct in which the right of Chile to decline to grant the same is maintained. An. other decreo provides that prisoners will not be brought before the courts or liberated even under order of the supreme courts. Victory
of the Liberals at the polls. Same subject: substance of Mr. Egan's reply
to the above suspending discussion pending decision of the United States Government, but giving reasons why the refusal of safe con.
duct iust be interpreted as an unfriendly act. Assault on the seamen of the Baltimore: Capt.
Schley reports the attack to have been unprovoked; the legation will wait for instruc
tions. Same subject: In view of the participation of
the police and of the delay on the part of the Government of Chile to offer any expression of regret or of purpose to punish the perpetrators, instructs him to request an explana
tion. Asylum: Persistent refusal to grant safe con
duct; he thinks further exchange of notes
would be nseless. Assault on the seamen of the Baltimore: Asks
what reparation is expected. Asylum : Incloses, with comments, copies of
the notes from and to the Chilean Govern. ment and decree of the Junta and of the Su.
preme Court relative to refugees. Political: Result of the legislative eloctions. Instructions to maintain his position and to
draw for any amount needed. Assault on the sailors of the Baltimore: Reply
of the Chilean Government to Mr. Egan's note. It will recognize no authority to judge the case but that established by the nation. The American sailors were made to sign a document in Spanish, and no officer allowed
to be present at the examination. Same subject: Confirms with particulars the
above telegram; incloses Capi. Schley's letter
Chilean foreign office.
Capt. Schley and the United States consul at
quests instructions. Same subject: Reply of the minister of foreign
atlairs expresses no regret; says that the re. sult will be communicated and the guilty punished, and gives the report of the inten. dente exonerating the police; deuying any knowledge of the origin of the trouble or of Riggin's inurderer, and describing the assault
as a free fight among drunken sailors. Instructions of Oct. 28 acknowledged.. Assault on the sailors of the Baltimore : In
structious to have the paper signed by the sailors shown to him and to allow no officer or man to testify except in the presence of a
counsel in his own language and publicly. Same subject: Capt. Schloy las been advised to
tender evidence in accordance with the above instructions: the same judge who refused to let othcers of the Baltimore attend the exam. ination, granted that favor to the secretary of the German consulato in a similar circum. stance one month earlier.
of Oct. 31 and Nov. 3. Incloses note of minis.
retary of the German consulate.
Keweenaw, reported by consul at Valparaiso;
charge of drunkenness.
mented by the press alleging a conspiracy of
Nov. 7 Assault on the sailors of the Baltimore: In
closes correspondence between Capt. Schley
rected by Mr. Blaine's telegram of Nov. 3.
Incloses letter of United States consul to in-
fore any court.
Nov. 9 Spyiam: Confirmatory of telegram of Nov. 7;
incloses extract of La Union relating to al.
leged couspiracy and object of the meeting, • call of said meeting, protest of Mr. Egan and
Señor Matta's reply, and denial of conspiracy
by the intendente. Same to same (telegram).. Nov. 10 Friendly sentiments expressed by the president
of the provisional government at the call
made officially by Mr. Egan.
Nov. 10 Same subject: Confirios the above..
ignation of the provisional government at the
forned, but better feeling is.anticipated. 229 Same to same
Nov. 11 Confirms the above 230 Same to same
Nov. 11 Assault on the sailors of the Baltimore; Tho
investigation is declared by Señor Malta to
from the legation.
stituted, but changes are expected before the
end of the year. 231 i Same to same
Nov. 14 Confirms the above 232 Same to samo
Nov. 16 Asylum: Refugees were received as guests at
a cost of upwards of $5,000; the Spanish le
gation provided shelter only.
made to the Chilean Government of the insult-
watched. 234 Same to same...
Nov. 19 Attacks on Mr. Egan by Mr. Julio Foster in
New York: Incloses his note to Señor Matta