Mr. Wharton to Mr. Egan.


Mr. Wharton instructs Mr. Egan that if insurgent envoys come within the jurisdiction of President Balmaceda, relying on offer of mediation or on invitation of the mediators, he will insist that under any circumstances they should have ordinary treatment of flag of truce. He is informed that it is reported in Washington that Balmaceda threatens to shoot such envoys if found within his jurisdiction.