Mr. Egan to Mr. Blaine.

No. 135.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that on yesterday I received from Rear-Admiral McCann a telegram requesting that I would notify the Department of the Navy of his arrival at Talcahuano. I accordingly cabled as follows:

To Blaine, Washington:

Pensacola arrived Talcahuano 20th. Admiral McCann desires inform Secretary Navy. Some fighting Iquique. Remainder country tranquil. Egan.

I have, etc.,

Patrick Egan.