SeƱor Pedro Montt to Mr. Blaine .

Sir: I am directed by the minister of foreign affairs to lay before the Government of the United States the following cablegram:

[Translation.]

Balmaceda has been routed for the second time. To-day, after the victory of the congressional forces outside of the city, Valparaiso was surrendered to the German admiral, who placed it under the orders of Congress. Inform Government.

Errazuriz.

Iquique, August 28, 1891.

I am, etc.,

  • Pedro Montt.
  • Per Julio M. Foster.