Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine .

[Telegram.]

Mr. Egan telegraphs that the Chilean Government had declared closed the ports of ChaƱaral, Taltal, Antofagasta, Tocopilla, Iquique, Caleta-Buena, Junin, and Pisagua, and that vessels were liable to confiscation if they attempted trade with any of these ports.