Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine.


Mr. Egan states that the report that the insurgent envoys would be shot grew out of a vague threat of the minister of the interior, made under excitement after a bombshell had been thrown at members of-the Chilean cabinet; that the minister for foreign affairs has written most ample explanation and apology, and President and cabinet have disavowed any intention of molesting envoys; and that, although before the negotiations the envoys were concealed in Santiago, the Chilean Government has afforded them every facility to leave the country.