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VOL XL. NO. 72.
HOCK .ISLAM), MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 1892.
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SOON FIGHT AS NOT.
Congress Only Waits the Word
From the President.
CHILI CONTINUES TO TEMPT FATE.
Sl-otilng Too Much of a Disposit inn to
I'rolniifr Palaver and He fog Things
Montt Kcniaiitii Somewhat Obtuse as to
the situation Commander Kvan Talks
, l "vv I'lainly to the liiliail l orciRn Af
fairs Minister w OiloaiM and Val
paraiso Contrasted Vmliplnmatic lie
mi IT ka from Senor the Minister.
"Washington, Jan. 1& The Chilian
situ dion lias not been improved by the
devi topments of tlie past few days which
have' just came to lrgkt.r The offensive
not i - J if Se..r Mart. tavnVh-p e.f foreign
Rtli'.i iii x,f pi'.vi.ic.nal government of
'byVtf.'spit,- Use- report to the contrary,
hl(h not bet!) withdrawn ojr disavowe-d
iTptoafcu- days ago, " A dojr or. two. ago,
however, Senor Pedro Montt, the Chilian
minister, was instructed by his home gov
ernment, to withdraw 'it but it is under
stood, that the offer of withdrawal was ac
lmpai;icd by conditions or explanations
lijiP-the Chilian government which were
unsatisfactory - to the United States.
Minister Egan, it is understood, was di
rected to communicate to Senor Poreira,
minister of foreign affairs, the dissatisfac
tion 'of t but government with the terms of
the withdrawal, but. his interview with
that official is said to have resulted in no
modification of the instructions to Senor
Meruit which would render them accepta
ble to the I.'nited States.
emgrcv Kcaily to Declare War.
TJir programme and work of congress
this week will depend almost en' in ly on
whether the president sends t !;e Chilian
t correspondence to its n-spwtive brandies.
It the correspondence is s nt in, and this
is probable, no one can foretell what the
result- may lie. Within twcniy-four ko:;r-.
after its reception, congress might rice-lnre
w.-:r. Nearly everything depends on the
tone ef the president's letter of t raa-mittai,
in which it is presumed lie will cinbody
soiue rccommeiinal ton-. paino-, ;o is
the filing among members of congress
that a is reasonable to sttppo-e that sin.
-est i;.ns -in.-.de by the president will be
promptly endorsed bv congress.
Will Fun 11. e War-l-ikc Finnic-.
The correspondence itself is said to be
Fm.li nature t hiH it will serve to fan the
warlike, flame, that bus warmed up the
patriotice feeling of congressmen. A mcm
lier of congress w ho has assisted (he prcsi
dent in preparing some of it is authority
for the statement that, the legislative
branch of the gavernment would declare
war without delay upon hearing thecor
rcspuhiTtoe read, without even a ngge
tieui mm the president.
Only for Purposes of Delay.
The dispatches sent out from Valparaiso
representing t bat a decided improvement
Had taken place, and that no "war talk"
was heard among thos whose opinions
have weight with the government, are lie
lieved in official circles here to have been
inspired by a desire if possible to further
prolong the present situntio" of affairs.
That such is t lie real srnt imcnt 1 here is
not believed here. The facts so far as they
have 1 en developed contradict the state
nan! iti.'it ly.
t in ions laims of hitiitns.
The dispatches n f rivd to say that ''not
withstanding the reports sent from Wash
ington that President Harrison is urging
an immediate reply to t he. demand made
npon Chili by the. United States. 1 have
been told by a representative of the Chilian
government that, l osperilh; requirements
have been forwarded in Santiago. 1'p fo
t Ins t line only general proposals have been
made, and the Chilian government is now
await ing t he d livery of the express terms
of the demands v !i h the Cnited Stales
government ill make upon it."
NEW ORL-LANS ANO VALPARAISO.
.1. Prcmiiiient oaic-iat llalic- a Cnrnitari-?-aii
' Sat! ; prominent- of!icial. alter reeeling
the h!iov; '-That is absurd. Wlu-u the
New Orleans mob m.issacreil tiie Italians
this government at once said to the Italian
minister: 'We will h.k into this, and
whatever i right we will do,' or words to
tbat'rtTecf. The assault, upon the lalti
moreV wiilors icn k place Oc t. lt. Not a
wordi wtis said by Chili about it until a
week lifter the president's letter of Oct. i.,
and now it is said that the Chilian govern
ment nwaitintr t he delivery of express
terms or demands whi-h t be "id ted States
will make upon her. She is sitt ins hack
waiting to he forced to do the decent thing.
1 See: Mho Was "I'nnished?"
'If ?hi!i had done as this government
did vrith Italy, and said: ''i his is a de
plorable thing, and whoever is jit. fault,
will be punished.' there never would have
been ty Chilian quest ion: but ever since
the president's letter there has Wen a
studied effort to defend those engaged in
the uKsault and an insolent attitude
toward this government in the corresODd
wice about the affair."
Mcvitt Iorsn't Seem fo "Catch On."
Another feature of the Valparaiso dis
patches shows even more clearly t he inten
tion to befog, if not mislead. Tbe corre
spondent, tsays; "Minister Montt has
cabled from Washington that be has as
surance of an early settlement of the ques
tions Arising from the assault upon the
cruiser Baltimore's sailors."' t'nless Senor
Monti wholly misconstrues 1 he situation
in Vahingfin and the sentiment of this
country tie could have sent do such dis
patch. There is undoubtedly no basis for
it. A parific settlement, of the contro
versy rests with I lull alone.
X V.'lr sin not dring A sitranc--s.
CerUTtnly no assurances have been given
to the Chilian minister here of any definite
nature.TLestatedepartment received a mes
sage rvm Minister Kgan yesterday, fn re
ply tc-jin inquiry respecting the conflict of
evideic over the character of wounds sus
tained by the Baltimore's wtilors in the
riot. The procurator fiscal, in making up
lii9 ftndinc, rejected all the testimony of
fered y the Americans, and the condi
tion of the necktie of Sailor Johnson,
through which a ball passed, to sustain
bis awertion that the wound inflicted npon
the sailors could not have been caused by
carblDea with whic h the police are armed.
out must nave oeen caused ny revolvers.
MORE CHILIAN IMPUDENCE.
Captain Kvans ltesents a statement of
the Foreign Affairs -Minister.
. The following dispatch from Captain
Evans, of the United States steamship
Yorktown, was received yesterday:
"The American minister informs me that
the Chilian minister of foreign affairs has
changed his mind about refugees now on
the VoV.rwn, and says that they may 1
taken out of any merchant vessel touch
ing at a Chilian port by local authority. Ar
rangements hail been made for all of them
to sail today, but this change of base on
the part of the Chilian minister of foreign
affairs compels me to keep them, which
crowds me very much. Shall I land them
at Callao, Peru, or Molendo. Peru? No
st earners from here go direct to neutral ter
ritory. Takes Ofl'ense at a Courtesy.
'This unexpected net of the. Chilian
minister of foreign affairs is due he states,
in part to my saluting the Spanish minis
ter when he came aboard .to deliver1! wo (-)
refugees. I have requested the American
minister to say to the minister of foreign
affairs that J am responsible to my own
government and nut to that of Chili in
suiji 'matters, and that I consider hi
criticism offensive, and I will not accept
it. His action seems unworthy of tin
representative of a serious goverment."'
Will Send Them In the Vuikiuuii.
Secret ary Traey said last night that in
wonld today otder the Yorktown to 1ak
the refugees to a neutral port and there
h ave them.- It is not probable that the
Yorktown wijl leave Valparaiso until th
Boston, now at Callao, can relieve her.
This wilt take a week or more.
IS MINISTER MONTT TALKING?
Some Alleged Keniarks That Are N t at
The Post prints the following interview
wit h Senor Momt, the Chilian minister:
"Is there really a general unfriendly fee 1
iug against Americans in Chili:-"1 was
asked Mr. Montt.
"No; that is false," ! e replied. '-Ji is as
I ifvou say because the Irishmen in New
Yoi k city do not like the Knglish. all t lie
j tie; 'people of the 1'nitcd State'
1 are uiu'i-icndly to Kirgiand. 1 have lalcl
j ialkcd it h Americans who have lived ii:
l 'hili Mi- Oswald. Mr. Nelson, ami Mr.
Boe.in and they say it is not so. Besides
I the officers of the Baltimore themselves
j must, say the same. Their sailors had
trouble on the streets, to be sure, bittth.it
did not hinder, many weeks after, the ofli-
cess of the Baltimore giving a hail to Chil
li.sc-epaiicies in Testimony.
After referring to this ball and telling
how the Valparaiso papers praised the
lxtltimore's oflicers. giving columns in dis
cription of the ball and laudat ion of t he
hospitality shown thereat, ihe minislci
said it looked strange that while raging
overan insult, to the American flag these
oflicers should hare put t heir very K-st
Toot forward and 5ununoned Chilian
iadied and gentlemen to dance '-around
t heir insulted Hag on a war ship belonging
to their outraged government." Proceed
ing Montt said, ' Then you know t he sail
"i ne jxiiiimore give one testimony en
which our courts in Chili (vise t heir action
and when tiiey get back to the 1'nitcd
Mates they give testimony quite different
So what is to be done;"
Thinks the l:planation Doesn't Kvplain.
''I.ut t he sailors explain this difference in
that, they had to sign n paper in t he Chilian
courts without knowing what was in it."'
"Tell me. tell me," said he. bending for
ward, the vertical lines in his forehead
deepening into ditches, his eves streaming
tire, his words sizz.ing ami tripping ovei
one another, the bronze of his f u.,. lookitm
almost hot enough to run and blister, '-tell
rue what, would you say if some one told
yon a man signed a .:iy rthat hecouldnot
read; w hat would be the first thing that
you M mi Ul sa "
"Tb'o the 11. all's a fool, o! course."
Hectare the Statement Fi.lsc.
'Kxactly. exactly: and thai is what I sn
to t hese sailors. It is absurd, absurd: anil
it is false that they w re nede to sign paper-that
contained thcyk' -.v not what
by ti e court, of Chili. Made to sign, in
deed! Are not the sailor American and
brave? Could they bemad.: Have they
ever told what means of fori e wen- used ti
overcome their brave resistance? Was it
the rack, the screw, the knife or the gun?
Faugh! I tell you they never signed any
paper in Spanish that was not read to
them in Knglish.
Wants to Know If It 1 Kcanahle.
' Is it reasonable that any court of Chili,
even though that -urt were acting in
what you call 'star chamber' session, w mild
tamper w it it the test imony of an American
which it was to forward to the American
government, knowing that the man waste
re! urn to his country and have the privi
lege of givin:.' his testimony in person to
t ha; same government ? Bah. If the judge
had lufide ihe sailors sign some paper and
l hen had killed the sailors, it-might have
A e.pieation of Veracity.
'I know the sailors have testified differ
ent to this government, but I tell yon. since
it narrows dow n to a question of veracity
1h -tween an American sailor and a court of
Chili, American and Chilian are in it no
louger. It is like a question of veracity
ween Justice Brewer and a Chilian
sailor between two men, a judge and a
sailor. Now, answer me, which has most
Non-Coinmittal bnt Sncgestive.
"If this is the view you take tif it, Signor
Montt, how cio you account fortheappar.
rut determination of the United States to
go to war wit h Chili?"
"I do not,. Your press and your polities
and ambitions perhaps, may lie I do not
know; I cannot say. Tbe Knglish-speak-.
ing people in Chili arc mainly Knglishsuli
jects. The Americans who have been ill
treated there are mainly Irish, Perhaps,
maytie I cannot say." . ,.
Object, to a Maine to NewmnH.e
LrONTtON-, dan. . The local press of Ox
ford is flooded with protests against the
project to erect a statue of Cardinal New
man in a public place in the vicinity of the
university. The extent of the "no popery"
feeling exhibited is rather surprising to
thoso who have accustomed themselves to
regard that sr-rt of feeling as on the de
cline in Eng'i'iid. A favorite form ef pro
test in i onnt-c t ion wit h the subject is t hat it
would be evpoi ially inatipropriate to honor
a Boman Catholic prelate em the spot
where Cranmer and Hidley were burned
at tbe t-take.
THE POLICY OF THE DEMOCRATS
As Outlined at the New- York ltefornl
e tub Itanntict.
Nkw Yoiir. .Tan. 18. The Beform club
gave its annual dinner Saturday night the
principal speakers being Senator Vilas,
and Representatives Springer and Barter
tbe latter of Ohio. As to 1 he Democratic
policy in the house they were agreed that
silver must 1. Jet atone Vilas said that
tariff reform and free silver coinage aru
not twin brothers and was opposed to sib
Vet- coinage on principle, and said h
hoped to see the Democrat ic party go for
ward in its mission behind a leader loved
and trusted by the people. He did not
want a policy merely to win an election,
He wanted to w in an eh-ction to execute a
They Knew Who He Meant.
There were cries of "Name hiiu," "Name
him," and Cleveland." "Cleveland," and
checi-s. Springer deprecated silver legisla
tion on considerations of policy. He Said
ln bill could pass congress that wonld Ob
tain the president's signature. Neithet
would a general tariff bill pass; so he waa
in favor of doing that which would win
votes. Hart ei- emphatically onnosed free
The funeral of Prince Albert Yietor will
take place Wednesday.
Sir iv'iu in Arnold, the Pa iti-Ii poet and
author has been ill with the grip at Phil
dciphia, but is In-tter.
Speaker Crisp is surely but slowly recov
ering. It will Is- some days yet Ih fore he
can preside in the house.
In C.'eburno county, Ala.. Harrison
Brow ii, rich and a religious crank, hanged
himself in the church doorway.
The ch taleat ion of M. J. O'Brien
supreme treasurer of the Catholic Kuighti
of America, is ascertained to be $"1,82:1.23.
Without- any know n cause J. C. Olas
'gow. --on of the president of the St. CharleJ
Car company at. St. I.iuti-, .shot hinisedl
through! he lirain.
Frank Flint, -old Silver" the base ball
etcher, who died at hicojo hist week,
w as buried at S; . l.o;ils. TI:.-only noted
player who sent condolence w as Kelly.
Ni;u leen head "f valuable hoi-es, in
cluding several trotters with records below
2 :.'), were bni iied vith K. S. Smith's liverv
s'ai.-e at l'rcii:oe; , Neb., l.o-s. s:;u,(XKi;
Prim e Abba, the n-w khedive of Kgypf,
has arrived .-. Alex. tielria. and tak -u his
H'.tt with great Oriental pomp. Thu
Kgypt ia:is received l.itn with every demon
stration of loyalty.
Patrick Boyle w as to have been Gauged
at KdwardsviUc, Ills., Saturday at 10;:tC
a. m. A telegram reprieving the pristine!
until the '.' ;d hist., was received from the
governor at hi;lti.
It is stated that ex-Speaker Heed be
lieves that neither Harrison nor Blaine will
obtifta the Ilepublican nomination "and
that the lvoilt of that gathering will be
similar to the one in lssa.
Fin- nt Au Sable. Mich., destroyed much
propi -rty in the business portion of the
town. Twenty the of the principal busi
ness hois,.s w.-re burned, entailing a loss
of about j;.',,(iii, partly insured.
Englishmen are considering the idea ot
petitioning parliament to grant Princess
"May," the Duke ot Clarence's fiance, a
dower as a nat ional expression of sympa
thy in her licreavement. Anot her plan is
to raise the dower by popular subscript ion.
Chief Engineer Art ing-ta!I. and Trustees
B. 1.. Sniit Ii and Christ opiier llotz. of the
Chicago drainage board, have resigned,
the tirst Utause the hoard would not
adopt his plans for 1 he drainage canal,
and the others because tliey did not liko
the board-' method-. Bene.ettc Williams
was appointed t hief engineer, and it was
fctuled that work on the (anal would be
begun by June next.
Murdered by His ;irls fattier.
1.IM A, ).. Jan. lt Bonis Cookley was
stabbed to death Friday night, by Thomas.
Tignor as they were on their way home
from church some distance from town.
Cookley was a model young man. and wat
on his way home in company w ith Tig
uor's daughter, to whom he w as eugaged
to be married. Tignor was averse to the
match and assaulted Cookley, who was
beating him when Tignor drew a knife
and stabbed Cookley twelve t ime, one of
the biows penetrating the heart. .Miss
Tignor tried to separate them, hut be!
lover had n-ci ived his death blow and died
in his sweet heart's arms. Tignor gave
himself tii to the authorities.
llealhs from 1 a eripp-.
NhW Yoi;k, Jan. . The iiuiuIht of
deal hs from grip during the twenty-four
hours ended at noon Saturday Wits
twenty-seven. The total of deaths record
ed was ii:,.
W juts Kl -.ioo.OlMi f or IVntiong.
Wasiiins io, Jan. is. The commis
sioner of pensions lias made a refiBisftion
ou the treasury department for $12.6i),000
jo pay pensions for the next t un-e month.
For refTTliiK t' a sishjtfi ;n i:T.rnal. bnt
il way iHM?i:it('ri t tr t-ute to knew
I n1 fi r h-:tf tl-e rrir-e c t O-e other
fc.nj-. l-l S'.?.l.i.fc. . - ft: .-tUiiily
iih rw-l wt.ij I? H e'j!'! hr-. cl course it
wo'iU rs sell at all.
JVkaat I vtler corniMirit-s aici- ri'tliiti(;
ci tl-ir exoritant pricse lut'uiii con
Uamdiyof elipmiral enalyis, ir.
Li the geientbits h-art tlie fu ntitn. tif
! linu tKal wuUH-ci try (limu, uMi
Jlnlre for ( heniciVi-s.
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