Mr. Christiancy to Mr. Blaine.
Lima, Peru , April 19, 1881. (Received May 17.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 285, I have the honor to inclose to you an editorial from the Actualidad, the Chilian Government paper in Lima, together with a translation.
This article foreshadows in very plain terms what has for some time been suspected as to the real designs of Chili towards Peru.
It is, however, possible that it is written more for the purpose of driving the Peruvian people into the support of the provisional government with which Chili believes she can settle peace on her own terms. We shall soon see.
I have, &c.,