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PACES 11 TO 14. .? ? _ (T1^ r""\ ^^^Qssr?-as, J^^? CC?7^ \^ -_^ ?r* _ -?? I MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1895. j WAS MRS. ltUNNETT SLAIN t ALBERT A. NELLIS ARRESTED ON THE CORONER'S ORDER. PFR H?HT WAS FOUND IN THK ARKAWAT OF VffiUJri HOl'RK IT IH pATn THAT RHE HAD ANNOTF.D HIM OURAT1.T or I.ATK. Coroner Hoeber yesterday ordered fhe arrest of ?Albert ' Nellia. a real estate dealer, living at No CM W.st Pereaty ?talk OC, on suspicion of having nardcred Mr?, ?oka Albert Runnett. of No. m Waal Forty-ninth-st.. who wa? found dead In the art away in front of Nollls's house Saturday night. After taking the statement of several witnesses yesterday afternoon, the Coroner tixed ball for Hi 111? at JS.iXX). Coroaar Hoobao was Informed of the ease bv the ?police of the West S,xty-eighth-st. station at 2 o'clock yesterday morning. He got out of bed and ?arked on It until after daylight. By that time he ?was oeaetaced that he would be Justified In causing NeOls'a arrest. He learned that Nell'.s had boarded *dth Mrs. Runnett and had known her for twenty yean, although he denied that he knew the woman ?when the body waa found. Mrs. Runnett, he also learned, had been unnoying Nellia 0f late, and had ma?e threats against him. The Coroner also found that Mrs Burnett had died from a fracture of the a'K'.id from a blow on the back of the head. There was a goals wound above the fraoture. as if the woman had been struck with some sharp Instru? ment, ?lieh as the spike Of e.n Iron fence, though thr; e waa no gOOh ?pike where Mrs. Runnett could bas? fallen against, it. It might have beer, possible, tbe Coroner thought, for ihe wound to ha\e been caused by a fall against the edge of a stone step, but the surround,ngs did pat seem to in ii.-Hte that such had been the case. The autopsy, which was made by Conner's Phy F an HvkOr, aaowed that there had been consid e-al le hemorrhage, but there was little blood where the body waa fourni, and no wound was discovered vntil I careful esatataatloa had been made. A RAZOR AN1> POISON WITH HER. A razor was found In the bosom of the woman's ?ress and some -whitish powders In her pocket. The autopsy showed, however, that she had not taken pc.son. and it would have been easy, the Coroner ?nil. for those things to have been placed there aft?r death to disarm ?osptctaa. The autopsy Bhi.wed. however, '.hat Mrs. Runnett had been ad ?fli ted to the use of liquor to a moderate extent. This lat'er fact th" defence is using in arguing that Jdrs Kunnett fell down the stoop accidentally. Mrs Runnett was the w.fe of John Albert Run Tie'.t w-ho was at one time treasurer of NiMo's Carden. He has been a cripple for a long time, and ?Xe ,ind his wife kept a boarding-house at No. 233 AVf-- Forty-nlnth-st. Nellis became one of their t srdeja. What caused the tirs; trouble between Mr-- Kunnett and her hoarder Is not known d"fi "vVhen ask?*d about this part Miss Lilly <;. Hornay, a niece of Mrs. Raaaett, who lived at tho ; ass, said that that was a matter for Runnett to explain, and Rnnnetl remains silent. A year and a ha'.f ago Nellis marrtod Mrs. S . T?.ik- ty, b ?reatthy widow ani reai-estate dealer a; Broadway and Forty seventh-??*. He went to ilv- with her at big piesent addr.-ss. They lived in st>le. keeping servants and occupying a house c' - dm ; : aaeattoaa, Mrs Ruanett*? boarding-hous? did not prosper as wall M she would have iikt 1. an-1 she began to call on Nellis to ail her. He made many ex ? bat Mrs. Runnett became more persistent. snd when she *ru found d*ai in front of Nellis's 1 001 Ifl the ?oanaer described, the police and Ooton^r at once became suspicious. Whoa Nellis sii.d thai there was no use in his further de:.i:il c: having known Mra. Kunnett, he M '.it he gad firs; :na io the denial to keep a ?cat. lal from leaking out. Sellla, who was trien before the Coroner by Oe te.-ives Hahn aad Armstrong, of the West Stxty *:??i;h-st. ftation. yesterday, made the following statement: "I am fifty-two yea;* old. I have known Mrs. Rur.n:-t: ab-...;t thirteen >t:urs. Dur.ng thi? time 1 have beer, on friendly term? with her and her j tiusoand. Ijas: night 1 arrived at my house at 6:EQ o'clock. I enter! the fron' ?oor, went upstairs to the second fl>>r and prepared for dinner. We, my wife and I. then .vent lown stairs together into the dining-r ' >m and took dinner with Miss Ather ton. the gc/veiness ari3 my Utile stepdaughter, and Mrs. L?mar, who boards with us. We Bat down to dinner about 7 o'clock and remainej there thre-? quartera of an hour. I then sent Miss Athertcn ;?? . :n\ ?tepdaughter to the drug store for some Clgsra The) returned in five minutes. In the mean *.ima my wife and I went upstairs and re;.d the evening papera. After being Joine?. again by Mlsi Athen m, the cook called the latter down? stair?. Ml?? Atherl >n Immediately returned ?ay tag Ibera a .is a drunkeo man in the doorway. I went l)?n and cxli.-i to what I thought was the drunken man. asking him what he was doing there. I received no answer and then saw that the object was a woman. I raised the body to a s:;-'.; g position. The light fell on the face and I dis ..ere.i that it was Mrs. Kunnett. 1 sent for ft po ceman, who sail the woman was dead. I a ; i-'ketbook and gave it to the policeman Without examining it. 1 di i not see any blood. "1 had come out of the house In a thin coal, and, fe-l:r.g chilly. I went ba-k for a thicker one. When 1 again returned to the door the body had been tar:-:, away." HIS LAWTER'I STATEMENT. .1 laptawall Hodge, who with John Fannell and 1 ? Stewart appeared before Mm Coroner tor Nellis, siid for .\'-...s "Mrs. Kunnett had been on friendly terms with If) - Nellie, and they had even exchanged Christmas ;- - ? ?- this we. k. Mrs. Kunnett had evidently ether go:.e to Mr. Nellis's house on a friendly visit ,cr t . Ml him about some bUStaSM matter. She had i en to blm ahout getting him to rent out her ouae for her." tement taken from Miss Lilly 'J. Homey, a ? of Mra Runnett, differ? from that of the 1 She said that Nellis bad Mis. Kunnett ar r i month ago for annoying ii:m at his or?ice. '." i also corroborated by the police records. Bfiaa Jl .ii.ey .-aid that her aunt left home only al an hour before ah? was found dead. Her 1 ...-k. ! Mis- Homey to follow her and see w,...-.? phi waa going, ai IM seemed to be greatly ? ab< il something. Mis? Homey followed l- ? . i iwntown Broadway cable-car, which : iunnett ooaricd. Miss Homey then returned i Mis Runnett evidently left the car at once and ' lit i?> to the Nelll? house. Acting Captain Friedenberg, of the Plxty-elghth ?-? . itation, ?ay? that when the woman was found ?hi ara? -?tting ai the bottom of the area ? .i back fc?air.st tli" wall and her lower limbs e> ? ? straight out from bet body. CAPTAIN PRJBDBNBBRO'I THEORY. "?la a last night," said the Captain, "I have 1 . thai for nearly twenty years. Nellis and the ?'.. . i woman had maintained intimate relations. About a year ai;o Nellis mail led a Mrs. lllakeley, who :>?, ] believe, the only woman member of the Real E tatg lit bange. Mr. and Mrs. Nellia now ta v? * real estate odace at Forty-seyonth-st. and gk ay, It would appear that after his marriage Mis. R innetl followed Nellia up pretty closely, much to bic ,.: ? oyance, and. in fact, he i-aUKt-a her arrest last >? .nd., for raising trouMa at Hi? ofBoa Nellia lia? a police record Ills picture was at one tirr.f- In the R"g'.;. V Qallery at Polk? Headquarters, lie having been accused ot suspected of being a see v window Ihlef. The picture was s'll.se taken out of the gf.llery by Superintendent ailing 1 told Nf Ills aft.r his air. st that I was I ited With his record for many years bii.k. Ii- did not deny whal had been revealed regard.ng ? i,nt said he had I? en trying for a long time ' an Irrsproaahabl? life." itn Kriedenberg is of tli'e opinion that Mrs. J- it had gone to Nelll?'? house to see him. with I ..... of k'lllng hlrn. and posslblv herself as ;>-,. rasor found upon h?r. "It was a new razor and had never been honed." ?aid the captain lay, "and I believe sh?1 had bought it with deliberate purpose." Captain Frieden! erg sent two obleera yesterday to ??arch th?- NH11? house. Every facility was af? forded them by Mrs N. Ills to make a thorough In ? (.-?t.on. bit they found nothing to enlighten them in th* (.aae. ? ST. STEPSEVS ANTflVERBABY. Il Itepbea'a Cborebi Twenty-?'.?hih-st.. near Third ave., yesterday celebrat.-d the forty-flfih an Olvei try of its four-datlon and Ihe first anni? versary of its eonscci-atlon. The church wa? deco? rated wl?h greens. Blabop John M J'arley. auxil? iary to Archbishop Corrgan. celebrated ?olemn high ma?? The Rev. Dr. Henry A. Brann acted aa hi? agaJataaL The Rev. Thomas F. O'Connor waa deacon, the Rev. Joaeph P. Donohuc sub-deaeon, and the Rev. John J. MeOatO was master of cere? monies. Tho Rev. <:iarence E. Woodman, C. S, P., preacbH. _ r-. There wu? an elaborate musical programme DH lefi rjornet RHnd assiste.! Beethoven? yfassl^n C, Kpvello'? "Adeate Fld-Vs." i ;oss.-i-t'a Hymn to St ?tephen" und Handel's "Hallelujah < horua were Bum ir, ,he morning There ?Ml ,?0.li;m," rubrteal veaper? m th<- ?vaain& celebrated by Monslgnor O'Re'lly. H? wa;< a*?.?.ed by Esther iHly. O. ?' ?'. deaeon. and Father O ?*?"_:'->?/? 0.. ?ub-deaco... The cup-bearer?, wer- FOttaora Ctolton McCabe, ??Connor. Honohue, Maher and M-Mar.us Tl?. Very Rev. A. V. 11 Igg.n? preached The vXera was , hunted ?"tlphonally, with aanct- I ?.?r^ ,},i,r,i? c.t nrle?t? ?nil hov? and th? choir. FITE YACHTING TROPHIES. THE JOHN R. DHKXKI. PRIZES ARK NOW FIN? ISHED. Tiflfany A Co. have Just finished the five special $?00 prizes offered by John R. Prexel in connection with the New-York Yacht Club's regatta last August. The cups have all been Specially dSSlgaed. Four of the prizes are In the form of two-handled loving-cups. Thes?, beside?? the other nautical decorations and Inscriptions, have each on one side an etching of the winning yacht. The ether prize Is a decorative silver punchbowl, the outer surface of which is panelled off bf long meshes of sea? weed encrusted with shells drooping down from a heavy cluster at the top and tapering off to the base. I'pon the panels appears the following in JOHN It. DKEXEL PRIZES. eciiptSea, etched in harmon; character of the design; with the general offer.-! by John R. IJrexel N. Y. Y. f. Won bv Am? rita -,T V. Mroksv.. Newport. R. !.. Augusi 6th ISK>. The bowl is richly gilt inside, has a rapacity of twelve pinta ind weigh? ov?r seventy-six ounces. The loving-cups are all thoroughly nautical. There ?s a good representation of a choppy sea. produced in raised effect? and etching, yachts with well-Ailed sails and other artistic touches that tell how much thought ar.l Ingenuity have been brought Into plaj to lend some MW effect to a subject that artists have treated foi several generations. Both dolphins and i urel leaves have been used for handles v.-ith much originality in their treatment. In addition to th- name of the donor, John it. Drexel, the en? twined letters "N. V. T. <\" and "Newport, R. I.. Angus; I'.th, WS," the following names ?re Inscribed upon the cups: !'?>"?.Frederick P. ?ends ,:'x''' ?.'\.,!- Prank Bun n 9"sea Mab. t-., ? nhubb Emerald.Rogen Maxwell The .-tips range In weight from fifty-eight to sixty-four ounces; in height from nine and three, quarter? to twelve Inches, and In capacity from six to ?aght pintd. DM. BTRYKRtCS FAREWELL. HE REFERS TO THE Vr.NKZfEI.AN AND ARME- I NIAN AFFAIRS. The Rev. Dr Philip Stryker yesterday closed a pastorate of eighteen years at the Thirty-fourth Street Reformed Church, Thirty-fourth-st., neatk Eighth-ave. He delivered a sermon morning sad evening. Or. Stryker h.is accepted a call to the Asbury Park Reformed Church. New-Jersey, and will begin hi.? mlaistry there with the new year. The service? yesterday partook not only of a pas tor's farewell, but of a ce'.ebratlon of Christmas time. The church quartet, augmented by a large chorus, sang appropriate music. Dr. Kenneth l-\ Junior, the retiring pastor's assistant, took part ha the servli-es. In the afternoon the children of the congregation gave their annual festival, which was well attend, d by the parents and friends. On Tuesday evening the congregation will give a farewell reception for Dr. and Mrs. Stryker, Dr. Stryker selected for his morning text Bt. Mat? thew, II, 11: "And when they were come into the house they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down and worshipped him; and when they had opened their treasures, they pre? sented unto him gifts; gold and franklacense sad myrrh." In a few terse prefatory remarks, Dr. Stryker referred to th? Venezuelan and Armenian questions as fol'.ows: I believe that a strong desire for peace la the true feeling of the Nation, l believe th.- suggestion that a court of arbitration composed of three Justl of the Supreme Court of each country, to whu-h everything could be referred. Is an excellent one. Th-^ peoples of the United States and of Or? It Britain should not talk of war. There Is a na:u:al difference of opinion in regard to Venesuela and i the boundary question. Pray f'ir peace, look tor peace, w..rk for peace. Our hear:.- bleed for persecuted Armenia. Kv. ry | day we open our newspapers we can't help seeing an account of more horrid things in that wretch? I country. Plead mightily with <",o.l tha; the coun- ? tries of power may stop th? horrors which have disgracd this nineteenth century. I intend to present two pictures In my dis mi iej to-day which should not be hung in the parlor or ! spare bedroom, but which 1 hope you will hang In your office, your counting-ro.im, and best ?.' au. In : your heart. These two pictures are the i> urea ol : th? wise men In search of Christ and of the ?hep- ; herds returning to their flocks af;> r having S< ti the .Saviour. The learned men must have heard the gtorlea prevalen in the minds of th? people from th? East of the birth of on? who was to become s mighty king. They must have been distinguish? I, for they w.nt to the king. Herod Two thing? m trV this incident, the homage rendered and the g;fts they gav. Our worship ahould be Intelligent, i . dial and sincere. Th- Magi very properly conformed with a custom prevailing from the earliest a^.--, in giving gifts to the young babe. The people n it only 1.rough: material substance, but their sins an 1 sorrows, their cares and ?roubles. God can tak? your little gift and turn It'into a great treasure. DR. KASK DENOUNCED. THF FXri.OREH'R ASSOCIATE SPEAKS BITTERIVT Of him i;i:f?.re the ARCTIC CWJB. At the annual dinner of the Arctic Club, held Saturday evening, at No. 36 West Wash.- , Square. th?-re were present s im? th!rty-t,y? n n who luid taken part In various Arctic exploring ? pedltlons. Among them were members of the Dr. Kane, tiret-ly, Peary, Peary relief and Miranda parties. The dinner was chiefly remarkable for the ex? traordinary speech male b) Captain J. W. Wilson? Who was a member of Dr. Kane's expedition In 1803. Captain W!lSOO*satd in part: In the year livVi Dr. Kane took command of-an ?xpedltlon to search for ? party of men who bad sailed from England live years before to discover a northwest passas? to India Henry Qrlnnell wan the organiser of the enterprise and much to my surprise, after I had offered to socon pany the p.irty, he an 1 Dr Kane insisted on mj assuming the position of ?ailing master, tin officer second in commend. When we got to s.-a 1 found that Dr. Kar,, had made g secret agreement to take my j-Daition from me and glee It t<> a i.o.\-: wain nam? I jirooks, a man who could neither read '?? r v. : . ?? his own nain.-. Prom that time on 1 Jr. K:me and I were at daggers' points. That is tha reason why in Dr. Kane's book you read so littl?- of on.- who, j ou can. readily see, mus: have*shared his dangers and hardships mire than anybody clue. That Is the reason ?>r. Kane i? go ?..lent concerning a man who stood by him when two-thirds of his crew and officers deserted him. although that nun walked the quarter-deck f..r ??x months without speaking to him. liai Dr Blanc lived six months longer he would have occupied ? fw different and s much less enviable position in the minds of the public than he occupies to. I - I have in my aaf? to-day document? which, if published, would si n i a peal of thm, Ii r fr im one erxi of tbla country :?> the other, I look upon the record of Or. Kane aa a lie. I have beta ask.-d to put these doenne tils Into p-tnt and :t la possible thai I may v?: do so. nut if I do it wllj only be in ?elf-defence. Surely the living have some rights as well as the dea I Captain Wi.-iin'? address was received with great applause by the members of the club. VFhea M I B after the dinner Captain Wilson declined to ?a* what was the nuture of the documents referred to, but Intimated that h? might torn? day publish them in book form H. U Brtdgman, <<f the Peary Relief Expedition, deplored th? ?tatomenl <*.. often h?-?ri to th? ?ffeoi that Peiry had failed because ti- bad n I resi ' th Norm Pol* "So far as I know," ?aid Mr Brida man, "Peary never Intended lo roach the Nor.h l'oie. H? never said that that wu.- ids What he intended to do was to explore hnndrt miles of country n?ver before explored an I I i ob tain accurate identifie knowledge concerning It. This object be ac ?mp.leh? . ' Among th<- otn.c .-piik.is neu- l'r..fi <->?? r H. C Jlllson. Dr. H. HI? iderbick, Vlberi OPfrtl, the painter of Ar !!?? sc?mer>, I'rof. s-or ??. F Wil;;l.i an I 11. i' Walsh. l'loft-sor W. II. iirewer, of Yale, orealded. 77//: DEVIL DEFINED. CLAUDE KAU.s wnr?hits UKTtnta in CHICKKIU INM II A I.I* Claude Falls Wrltrht at Chirkerlni? Hall ehose for his subject yesterday "The DeviL" Mr. Wr.Kht said that few persons now bellev? in an actual devil, as pictured aad believed in by mir fere fathers, yet, he said, the -.mportance of this "al. ?tract" personage as an Infloatuce and It? Important jiosltlon as the cornerstone of modern Chrlattal It] cannot be overestimate?!. The Theoaophlca] devil, Mr. Wrlghl explained, and the devil in fact. Is the one w thin e;i.-h of us? our gro?a?r selves. Theoaopby holds, he ?aid, that "ih.- devil, though nol ? personality, la nol a myth, and in th.; mental development of man th? 'black one.' no doubt, has a great deal to do; in fact, is largely responsible for the ills the flesh Is heir to." Th(* lecturer said that the a;mos?here Is per? meated with psychic waves or currents, emanating from those who BUITOUnd US, each of which has undoubtedly a peculiar bul strong Influence ovei our mental faculties -though tbeae Influencea are nol readily dlacernlble. "The air I? full of th< - ? c?rrente, the--.- ?pirita if you will." ?aid Mr. Wright, "und i knoa mosi ol jrou bave discover??! the fncl iinkiniw.ni.-iy. For Instance, you go Into a dark room and thro? yourself down to rest. What 'in yon se.'.' Invariably*yoU Will recall place? and faces and ?cenes all floating about you, dis? tinctly, yel vaguely. Perhaps you will ?ee, more distinct] than all tl.her?, one fa?.r ? group of face? or an incident, according to the varying strength? of the?? currenta Again shut your eyee, an.: it some one la thinking ??'. you ai the time, undoubtedly you will we bl? >>r her face, for the psychic wave? radial ng from the person'? brain affect yours, and the face la shown to you m all It? clearness. Everybody la mon or I? fected by these current?, and their Influence? can? not be doubted. "Some ".'' Ihe ?rsve lines ar* the evil radiating from ua to other? and from them lo us The?? line? are th.- :, vil - the ma le vol? ? Impulse? lhal teach ??! ?mptl .- to do wrong. The only way to avo I thesi Influences la to keep the mind .-lean and ihe body free from them by stim ulatlng healthy thought and aspirations, and . m ploying both bod) and mind In beallhy work and exerc.se. ?"ou mus? think posltlvelj no nega? tively."_ Tin: MEIER iim> i RO?OB TRIP. ?HI OTAs BOARDED BT HSAVY flBAfl AND HEB CAPTAIN H.M> A NARROW BBCAPB. Tl,.- North German Lloyd Steamship II. II. Meier arrived here early yesterday morning after an un? usually lively and stohny voyage. She left Bremen ?in I.n,h.-r M with ZM steerage passengers, and fine weather prevail^ until the 21st, when the .Meier ran Into northerly gales, accompanied with snow and sleet, 'i b? gale Increaaed In violence and on Hi" night of I'.ml? r '?2 tbe Melar was laborlm; in a gala of hurricane-like intensity. All that night Captain Franz M.-ntz, the com? mander of the ship, remained on th.- bridge At z o'clock on the morning Of the ji'.il a huge \\a\>- -truck the >hii> on tin- starboard side, about amidships, und carried away <ine lifeboat and stn\.- In three otln-rs. The water rushed againsi the bridge with the ; irec ol an avalanche and swept all before it. Captain Ment? was swept aft, bul s..\..i himself by grasping ?i stanchion. Tbe wa\>- struck the bridge abaft and swept forward and twisted the stanchion and practically ruined the ?tincture. Tiii>-?- hour? latei another big wave boarded th? Meier and caused considerable damage. From I a. m on the J:.'d to l p. m the following day the steamship was hove to and labored against the li.-avy seaa. Captain Menta then headed his ship for New-York and. although heavy northerly gales aere encountered, he arrived without further mia? ban. The Meier bore numerous evidences .if her rough treatment at the hands of old Neptune, but with tne exception ol the loss of th.- lifeboat there was no damage that could not be easily repaired. TBE OBITTLER SUSPECTS DISCBAROED. John Orialer and Jacob Qebhardt, who were re? manded In Yorliviiie Court on Saturday, wen yes? terday discharged by Magistrate Wentworth. Act Ing-Captain Btelnkamp, of the Baat Plfty-flrat-at, ?tatlon, appeared before tha court, au.l said that a careful Inveatlgatlon Into the circumstance! ?f the death ?<: M i? : ?i! is Oelttler, who aras killed on Fri? day night In the yard of Neidllnger, Sons A Co.'? maithouse, ihowi i nothing to connect the two men In question with his d? it;. An autopay showed thai several ol Qelttler*? riba had been broken. A? there wa? no external abrasion, Il j.. ,;.,-! as ,: tin- man had fallen or bad been run over by ? wagon, of which there were several leav Ins the vsrd ..i the tlm? . POND Wit*-OH. OEOROE. I UO HOPE TOU HAVEN T DAMAGED THE ilACIU.NEi-iSt. Paul'. LIGHT OS THE WAR CLOUD. DR. OOTTHE1L MAKES \ PLEA for PEACE. UK m:? i.auk- that WAR BBOULD never he hk CltAJUtt) WITHOUT kihst sntMiTTlMl THE gll'.STIDN T?) THE PEOPLE. In the Temple Enntiii-Kl yest.-rday the Rev. Dr. c,ottrti?ll addressed a large congregation on "l.:>;ht on th? War ClOUd." !Ie ?aid In part: Was the war ejoud passed away to return no or ha.n It only been Id ?wn aside by the breath of the people'? outcry? No one can tell. It I? easy enough to ?ay "Absurd!" "Preposterous!" in lay? >'. bigh-wroughi civilisation, of Intelll ?nd humanity and education, to awaken th' roai Of the cannon th.it it may decide on whlcii ?ide la ri^ii; and on which side is wrong: and this between 1*0 nation? who reell) .ave so much In common, and who hav no cause for quarrel be? tween them. And for what'.' For maintaining a principle, i political principle, doubtful as to its authority ano questionable aa to its wisdom, Why, unthinkable. Well, I have beard people ?ay ?-> m. n t:. . -.??.? in m;, i,:.. and seen the unthink? able happen. That t-?? American Bag should have I. .11 tired on waa unthinkable, even the very day o tore i happened, and more so even that :: should op.-n the war dance that was to last for full four years. Who would have thought that when th. French Ambassador In 1870 addressed the then Kins of Prussia on the promenade ?I Em? Mat the rsstlon s oil.i only be concluded with the sur render of Taris t.. th.-' i?<rmnn armies? Bo let us not tike trie nattering tim-tioti to our souls that it was I.':: a short war ?car? and nothing moro W? have passed through. The fatal word has been spokea. As in certain ?allerlei \ whisper at th>- one end ?rows into a loud trumpet blast when it reaches th.- .cher en.t. so a mere hint or allusion ?n the In tere mrse of na> ti ma cuy ?well into t!ie thunder of the battle-field The wheels ot diplomacy run smoothly until a seemingly Insignificant object cause? a disruption : illowed by incalculable ruin end loss ot lire. Therefore, I say. lei the people watch and pray, ..i I | imv atut watch, and keep their eyes fixed on that ?loud. Dr, OotthtU then described the horrors of war, Sttd said tha' it was murder, damned on th? fir?-'. page of tho Holy Hook. ID said ?hat Christianity. si .\.-d as ail other religions, has tailed to redeem the world from the CUIM Of war, and that the Cross, as well sa the Oommendmentst has failed to make the people understand "Thou shalt not com? mit murder." "Civilised warfare" said Dr. Ootthell, "as well as Christian war:'.ire, doe? not exist. The very term civilisation end warfare and < 'hr'.stianlty and warfara are contradict ry terms. We have not yet rea? bed the itsg? where religion csn step in be? tween : combatants sad keep them from the murder .-i each other. "I hold that no Government baa the rl^ht to raise a threat without consulting the people. I respect Mr. Cleveland, and, although not of his party, I bave slwsys support..; him, but I maintain ti.at no nation baa the rignt to Issui ? challeng? without the consent of tim.se who must carry .t out we s...- we have all the danger? about us which w? though) w? bad avoided. Th? military spirit la with us. as am ing other nations - ! >,,-..? ? imetlm? ? blessed vision of a time when the civilised people ol the w .rid will be ashamed to fly t.. arms. A pcopi.- wii.-i churches, univer? sities, in. music and Divine treasures; wo who love our children and try t>. educate them, we, a nation lik. this, to dream of resort ng t.. destructive arms! "The Anglo-Saxon race, wh. :h has done more for freedom and the securing the rights if humanity than all th? other?, wi ihould consummate the .i it aervl a we bava done to the world by sign? ing a covenant thai the?? two great nations, at least, sii.ii! t.. ve.- mor. :?> -op to the sword. Let ? ? jo .;- the) pisase, the?? iwo nations at In the words of Schiller, should go 'arm in arm wit h tic. I chsllenge my century.' Thus could these two nation? hold the pea.-.- of the world." DR BURRELL ON THE SITUATION. HOW HE BEUEVEf WAR WILL Bl averted, ie ! ?T ID AVERTED. In the course of a sermon at the Marble Collegi- I at.. Church yesterdsy on "Tha Review of the Year," the Rev. l>r. David J Hun.:' said in referring to the Venesuelan dispute. We have been disturbed by the rumors of war. And we may congrat?late one another that there seems to be a possibility of averting it. Should it be avert? ed, however, it will nol be because of any feelings of bi i therly love ol England for this country. We are not English by nature, our laws an- not English; ', our customs are in.t that of th.- English people; our Mood la not English: it may be Irish, Oerman. ..i snythlng, but th?- smallest strain of blood that J (lows through the American is English, if the war ( n. /i\,iif?i it win not i-?- through the mssnsnlmlty j of Great Britain. Such ? characteristic lias never been shown us by that nation-not certainly at the p. m'd of the .tn-at Hoston Tea Psrty, the War of IM2, nor during the Civil W;ir of '60-t?; not during the settlement <?! the Alaskan boundaries, the Behring .?.-.i fisheries. It was never heard of when that great nation forced opium into china with arms, nor In the Sepoy war in India. In fact, Kng land's magnanimity has never been experienced by anj nation or people on the face of the earth. If the war is averted it will not be because America has surrendered one solitary principle. The Monroe i.trine 1? a pivotal truth upon which depends much of the future welfare of this great people and nation, as well as Its future prosperity. Th. re are two things, however, thai will prevent the war we are afraid and England is afraid. Two great interests such as aro n presented by the com? mercial relations between the two countries will probably do as much toward averting war as sny? thlng. The greatest Influence, however, that will prevail that will avert i he war if snythlng in this world can is that of Christianity. It is a curious fact that while talking war, In the midst ?if it we are interrui.te.I by the Christmas chimes, and let us hope that it will all end as pleasantly. SETTLE IT WITHOUT WAR. The Rev. Tbomafl Dlxcn. Jr., discussed the Ven? ezuelan controversy in his prelude yesterday In the Academy of Music "What will war with England mean?" asked Mr. Dtxon. "War with England means the foulest, blackest blot upon the record of statesmanship sine? Jesus Christ was crucified. A foul blot upon Chriatisnlty, because th? two nations that stand foremost for Christian liberty would enter into i mortal combal without attempting to settle the ! /??raj without an appeal to arms, if we are j to engage In mortal combat do-j it not show that j the world can g?-t along without statesmen? The I aa vagra did not need statesmen. They appealed [ to the forre of arms. Are we In the same relative position a? the savage? Hi? civilization been in vain? "Our rellslon. Our Christianity, claims to carry glad premise of peace on earth and goodwill toward man. We believe In the blessed peace of Jeaus Christ. With the thought of this before ua, with the love of Ood In our heurts we must no* appeal to arms. Let wise atitesmen settle the trouble wlth oiii war, and lei the two gteat CbrlettaB nations sneaking the Kngllsh tongue be at peace." CHANGES IN THE CAPITOL. AI.TKRATIONS FOR THF RENKFIT OF THK LAWMAKER! AT ALBANY. UtrRO\KM!'..\TS IN THF! A3SBMPLY CHAMBlsV PROViaiONg FOB RKPORTERS-HKTTKR ELE? VAT? lit SKRVH'K-THi; CAPITOL ROOF. Albany, Dec. 29 (Special).?Returning member.? of former Legislatures Will be astoninhcd at the changea which have been wrought. In their lawmak? er, workshops With a generosity born of self-ln teresl the last l?gislature appropriated 132.100 of available funds for slteratlons In the Senate Cham? ber and the Assembly Chamber mad- nee-Msary by the increase of legislative membership to two hun? dred. None of the Improvements made are more no? ticeable than those In the Assembly Chamber. Al? most all the changea wrought in this magnificently conceived room since the stone celling proved unsta? ble have been detrimental to Its beauty, but th ? y.-ar beauty has not been sacrificed to convenience or expediency. The removal of th? old mahogany rail has male it possible to place an extra tier of s-its in the rear of the chamber. The unfortunate Assemblymen who draw these seats will experience difficulty in observing the Assembly rule that a ?m tuber must speak from hi.s seat, as they are fat removed from the Speaker's desk. The old rail has 1.. . n replaced by on.- of polished brass, which runs from one of th.> gigantic pillars of Tennessee mar? ble to the oth-r. This encroaches upon the space formerly allotted to visitor.-, and the curious mum i. iw gaze enviously upon the lawmakers from the galleries, or from the littl?- corners beneath these, which have been made ac llgglblg by the removal of the mahogany partitions. The taking away of theaa Objectionable barriera ha* greatly improved the gen? eral appearance of the room. Elegantly carved sand? stone pillara have replaced the iron girders. The artistl Oreplace? under each nailery may now be viewed by tha visitor. A gas log will burn on the hearth whenever the Assembly i- in ?aaalen. Th? Assembly Chamber has been newly carpeted With a heavy dark blue Wilton, Agorad in old gold. The color of the carpet does not harmonize with th? furnishings of the room, presenting a disagree at...tatrast to th<- mahogany desks tnd their new covering of garnet felt. Old material ha? been well worked over In the reconstruction of the Speaker's and clerk's desks, which have been somewhat raised. I i nal room has been found for the two new dark?, who our? their position to that provision of the Constitution submitting city bo..- to municipal officers. Their desks are close to that of the ?hi?f clerk. In accordance with an act of the Legislature of 1HKJ, for thirteen years disregarded, a well executed coat-of-arms of the Stat. has been painted in col? ors in the arch at the rear of the Speaker's desk. other changes at this end of the Chamber are no? ticeable, ine sounding-board which screened the arched doorways baa been relegated to th.- work? shop, and the arclii'd doorway? have been fitted with ?Wincing doors of mahogany Th.- newspaper re? porter? have not been forgotten by Superintendent Fast.in. 'They will have new chain of superior pat? tern to those formerly used. The need? ol right and left-handed writers have been provided for, so far as they have been known in advance, At the rear of the Assembly Chamber tbe Hint corridor has been partitioned off With oak panel?, giving additional looby room. The telegrapn office? and presa booths have been transferred to "the Mid? way.' The poatofhee has been placed In the corridor to the east of (?ie Assembly Chamber, From this corridor the cloakrooms may now n- conveniently reached through a -lour at the right of the post ottli . Ample accommodations have been nn.le m the cloakrooms for the enlarged Assembly. Th<* docket rooms have been practical.y rebuilt, and furnished with the modern conveniences ?,f such room- All the corridors ar.- richly carpeted with red Wilt.hi. THK SPEAKER'S QUARTERS S| iker Kish will also occupy remodelled quartets. His room had be.-n prettily paper,.! and otherwise refurnish- 1 The Speaker la ?0 anxious to reach his room without running the gantlet of the lobby, as formerly, that he toll Mr. Bast?n h-- would go through four fe? I ol wall to do It. This has been ma.i- practical by a doorway through four feet of masonry, and the wlelder of the gavel may now reach tu, R?clusion of hla room directly from the elev i tor. In the Sen.ue Chamber the new upholstering' of the till aetteea catchet the eye at once. They are cover? I with emboaaed R?cala leather of a deep red color Here, aleo, has the mahogany rsil been ban lahed and th? eighteen new seats for the eighteen new Senator? have been pul in. The Lieutenant Qovernor will not be >.. muck above the Sen nor-.' eyes this yeai as In the paal Me baa been "called down ' by the workmen, who have lowered his desk cons lerabl) Th.- n. n carpet of the Chamber is a lark blue, figured with yellow spray- of laurel held by a knot. The mam entrance to tbe Senate chamber Is through the central <n or leading from the corridor. A brasa rail extend? Into the corridor, A handsome carp.:, in color s wann red, covers the corridor In the furnishings of this no pains have been spared looking to ihe convenience of Its occupants. Large loung's pli.I against the walls will furnish corh foriaole retreats irom the tlresomeneaa of a long winded orator The corridor will he well lighted bv six chandeliers, of fifty lights each. Mahogany ta? ble* supplied with writing materials and newspaper racks containing Mei of the leading papers com? plete the innovation? of th?' corridor. Eighteen new [ackers have been add?w! to the Senate cloakroom. Th?. toilet n un.- have been thoroughly remodelled. The sanitation is of tin- latest and beai style. Attention has also been given to the elevator? 'I'lie car? in which th? Assemblymen will slide heav? enward ,i 1.1.:;;.-.i distance arr of an antique de? sign, iir .n construction they are entirely up t., .late. The oak cars of the Senate elevators have been r.-n ivsted and brightened up. Indicators are now found on the various elevators, consisting of an arrow which moves with the car. By its asovement the would I..- passenger can locate the elevator and determine the ,a?- to h<> rung for. This much-needed contrivance has been absent from all the Capitol elevator.- in th? psat. Throughout the building the lever ?yatem of elevator operation has ?ucceedeo the old-fashioned cable, ESlevator ru.es which do away with fr. ight in paaaenger .-.irs have been made pos? sible by the setting apart of two elevaton M dis? tinctively freight elevator?. Much Inconvenience and overcrowding Is in this way .ion- away with, THE WATER BUPPLT. The new system of elevator propulsion called for ixtenave alteration? in the water supply. Klghteen tneh pipe? hav. been substitut?*.! for the smaller ones and tanks varying in capacity from k\Mg to 18.000 gallon? have been erected In the cellar and at? tic. These are to be us.- I exclusively for t'ie eleva? tors The general eff? ?: of tha changes made In the CapttOl for the benefit of the Legislature Is that the ?pace uithin which ill?: Senators and Assembly? men cm stroll without being buitonhoied by lobby? ists baa been largely Increased. The Senators have seised upon the entire corridor OUtald? their room, and hrtVe abut II 'ff from strollers through the <'ap Itol, and the Aasemblymen have likewise taken pos? session of the lobby ."it.-iie of their room. The av? erage- s. n.it. n ml Assemblyman can thus have a more . imfortable exlatence than was possible be? fore, while the Legislature Is m session. Moreover. If ihey please, the) .an ?moke, large rooms for that purp '??" having been added Superintendent Bast?n slated to-day that lack of funds prevented necessary work on the roof of the i'aplt.i! Tu. outlets to th.- roof drains are not e<|iial to the demand? mad. upon them by the nine acres of rcoi which discharge? itc water? Into them, and in the case of aevere showers trouble has arisen from the baking up <>( the water, This will be remedied as soon .?- fini.- ,ii>' provided. Bam? w? rk has been lone on the aecond floor, nota? bly in 'in- i|uartt?m of the Secretan of State. The ro .ms ..r tin.; suite have a much brighter appearance owing to ih-- ?kiiful application of light paint The .val.s of i ..- ni fu room are tinte 1 it. harmony with 'he delicate brown of th.- ceiling, and the beauty of the r torn lias l.n materially increased bv a heavy Liu.- Axmlnster carpet. Slight changea hav? been made on the principal floor <>' the Capitol. The porters' room has been reconstructed and will in the futur. i?. devoted to the AaaemMymea. it has b"?n furnished with locker?, m which the members of the Assembly will l>. . ?pected to keep their .bail? ments ,u. ! books Th- room Is conveniently located, and will .1 i ?way with mu b unnecessary carrying of keav) books to the third floor Nearly all' the alterations made have been confined lo the requlre ments of the enlarged legislature, and have I.n designed to Increase the comforts and convenience of It? memoer? POSTOFFICB CBAXOBS. By reason of the discontin?an.-?' on Wednesday of the postotllces at Wllltamsliridge, West Chester. City Island. Hartow-?in-the-Soiind, Hay Chester and Wakefleld ?all formerly ,n Westchester County) and their consol Ida ti^l with ihe New-York l'ostoglce. It will be .W.ir publishers of al! second-class publications (esVpt Weeklies) IT? prepay, postage by ?tamps ..n copies ?ent to aubacribers living al those placea, at th?- rale of one cent each on newspapers and on periodical? not over two ounce-, in wi-lght. and t'A" cents ea.b ?m perlodteala exceeding that weight Anotli.r effect of ihe change will be that the local rate of letter postage at the plaeaa named will on and alter the above date be increased from one to two cent- an OUnoe, tl'? rate provided by law a> all offices having lettar-iaiilei daH?err. . BROWH'S DESPERATE PLAN. LITTLE LIKELIHOOD OF HIS STEALING MARYLAND OFFICES. THE PROJECT OK THE [?EMOCHATIC OOVERMOB DEn-OCNCEI? HY SENATOK <jilKMAN-?"-ON TESTS rOK f.E'-.ISI.ATIVE HONORS. Raltlmore. Dec 2!> <S;,colal).-The Maryland Legis? lature will mfet in biennial session at Annapolle on New Year's Day. Governor-ele-t Lowndea will be Inaugurated on Wednesday, January ?. The event will be made the occasion of a great Repub? lican celebration. All th. aecommodatlona for visitors In the little capital city have already been secured. Kvery Republican club In the State will turn out Its full numbers. A number of steam? boats have been chartered to take the enthuslaatio Republican crowds from this city and point? on the eastern and western shor?? of the Chesapeake to Annapolis. Spec a 1 trains will carry hundreds mora from the southern part of the State. Governor Hrown has tried to fi ?hten the Repub? licana by Intimating that he may make a number of State appointments, ami thus try to retain In office some of his old political friends before the new Oovernor take? his pla???? in the Executive Mans.on. Oovernor Rrown says he could a<>curi? tin- co-operation of the Democratic majority In the State Senate, but this Is doubtful. While he hae the legal right to exercise the appointing power until h:s successor is inaugurate i, no other re? tiring Governor has ever thus encroached upon the privileges of the incoming Kxe-utlv.-. ?Senator Gor? man has ?ome out strongly against the <;<iv? rnnr's scheme, stating that such a move would be against all precedent and Injure the Democratic party In the State. The Republicans and their allies, saya the Senator, carried the State last November in a fair, square contest, and they are,entitled to all the offices. Governor-elect I.owndes and Congressman Wel? lington are indignant over Governor Rroarn'e threats. At first they and other prominent Re? publicans treated his boasts as a Joke, but ha issued a statement that he was in earnest. Both Messrs. I.owndes and Wellington now say that any attempt on the part of the Governor to con? tinue in office men Identified with the Democratto machine would be resented by the whole people of the State, and they do not believe that the Demo? cratic Senate would confirm tho reappolntments or In any way help him in carrying out such a baa? scheme. While his legal right to reappolnt the present officeholders during the first week in Jan? uary cannot be disputed, Governor Lowndes c?n in turn exercise his right to remove them, and the Republican leaders say he would have good and sufficient cause for so doing In the case of ev. ry appointment. Jt is generally believed, how? ever, that Senator Gorman's avowed opposition (a any such move will prevent its consummation. The caucuses for officers of the House and Sen? ate will be bold in Annapolis on Tuesday night. A confereni e. of the R?publicain members of the House will be held in this city to-morrow. The Speukershlp contest is far from being settled. Es Congreaaman (Sidney E. Mudd, of Charles County. is still making a vigorous fight for the place, and the fact that the eighteen members of the Balti? more City delegation have agreed to vote as a untt for William H. Schilling, of the 1st District, does not appear to have lessened Mr. Mudd's seal. Charles F Mark.il, ol Prederlck, Is als.? in th? Meld, and his friend- *.,v tint he ?ill receive strong support from the members of the western counties. Bo Car, however Mr Schilling seems to lead the race. H. ?'lay Dodson, of Tall.m County, Is the dark horse. The Presidency of the Senate is giving the Derm*? ??rats considerable trouble. W. Cabeli Bruce, the anti-Gorman Senator from Baltimore, holds the> key to the situation In the Senate, Th-- Gormar? men cannot do anything without the aid Of Mr. Bruce and the other .ndept-ndeiu Democratic Sen? ator from Harfonl County. Some of Gorman's friends are working hard to heat him lor the Presi? dency. Colonel John Waller Smith, the last Presi? dent of the Senate, :s the Gorman candi is ? The contest for the L'nited States S-matorship has been ?lul.-t tor a vv.-.k. owing to the Intercut taken in the approaching orgsnlastton of th.- legis? lative luidles Mr. Wellington still seems to be, a formiilable candidate, slthough lie cannot be electSi] without the repealing or ignoring of the F.astertj, Shor.- law. which require? that one Senator must come from that parr of 'he State. Senator (Irbaort is til.- Eastern Shore representative, end both Re t/llbll.'.tll Mai ll?lll...-l?l.: l!,i-l.li*K ?? Inn 1>?M??S ?ature declare they will fight any attempt to alter the law. The principal Kastern Shore an.Ill it.s for Senator are State Senator Abraham Lincoln? Drvden, of Somerset County, and Sta:e Senator Charles T. Westcott, The lart?r has the l-i'l. but th?. contest may result in the aeiection of s dark: horse. Nearly every county on the Eastern Short? has a candidate, and so far the rift?-m Republican, members of the Legislature from that part of the State cannot cgntre upon one man. They will hol?l a conference to-morrow, at which each candidato will be expected to show the support he can count upon from Baltimore and the western and south? ern counties. Th" Westcott men are confident, ami say th.-lr candidate can command the most votes from the members outside of the Eastern Shore delegation. Amoag the oth.-r Kastern Shore can? didates are George M. llussum. of Caroline County; A T Harr.es, of Worcester: Colonel James <'. JuliV llkin. of Kaston. and Phillips Qoldsborougfe. .4 KENTUCKY TAM SEN, CRITICISM or THE ?TAT HE CONDUCTS 1(13.MjV ekfv BAU. i:s?\r?: <>k m; kpfijeks ON ? HKISTMAP Louisville. Dec. BJ (Special) This city has thi Tamsen. although he Is not ttie sheriff here, hut merely the county jailer His name Is "Dick-' Watts, and he has long been known to a large part of Ixiuls vllle's population. The whirligig of politics finally brought h'm one of the richest prizes of the mu? nicipality?keeper of the county Jail. Basto? he has been in office he has been noted more for his kind? ness toward his i lie ige? than for his vigilance in keeping them behind the bars The escape on < 'hrtst mas Day of seven prisoners three of them niunl.r ers, was his eiOWBing misfortiifie. but it was pre? ceded by ? number of instances of bad judgment which kept him continually in hot water. "Dick" Watts, as ?varybody calls bins, is asurttsasa larly aggrieved b.-caus. the seven prisoners left his hospitable setsbtlshsaeal only a f<-w honra altar they lutd enjoyed his bounteous Christmas dinner. One of them had obtained a big carpenter s bit and cut a circle of li?les iti the steel ceiling Of his cell. This round pane of steel was removed, and admis? sion gaini-d to the garret of tin- Jail. A hole was quickly mai?- in th?- wall, and through this a rope of blanket? was lowered. The rest of tin- affair needs no des-rlblng. Many stones are told of this Gllbertlan Jailer. His appointees have also his k>-?-n r?dish of a Jokt?. Some of them were found to have taken h lot of stamps from old documents in the county court? house, which they sold to dealers and collectors. Tiny didn't think the stamps were of sj?> further use to the county, although their value has, been estimated at W,000. Goodness of ln-art and confidence In human nature were never better exemplified than in "Dick" Watts. Some time ago a negro woman .i. 'used Of graml larceny took it Into h.-r head t.. leave the Ja.i sh? walked out u.st as she would have lefl h?-r own house, no one e\ en asking her whet.- sb>- was going, ?nick's" r.-.-lings wer.- terribly hurt, and be sent another prisoner to find her. This one was serving a term of eleven months for maltctOU? cutting H* returned tn dm- season, but unkind critics sato that th?- iu.1er had b.-en indts.-rc.-t. similar comnv t ? was made of the liberty he allowed to Mme Jabltl, a clairvoyant, whose youth and attractiveness naede it Impossible for him to i?- harsh with her Sim was allowe?! to go out to her meal? and to nail or? friends, as well as to receive \isit- from man* per? sons in the Jail parlors Sh, was a Fed? ral prisoner, and Judge Harr, of the l'nited States c rcult Court, was so displeased with the Jailer's goodness of heart that be tlni'd him for contempt ..f court Darniey Beaufort, ? foreigner, .i^-mut whom various Grand Juries hail fourni Indictments hap? pened to be sojourning In Castie Watts He bad taken out bis lirst naturalization papers In N.-w York, and fell an uncontrollable desire to bo-otne a full-fledged pitlsen Th.- taller thouabt this a worthy ambition, and allowed Mm to go t. eoiirt under escort lieanfort was duly naturalised, and the l'nited States lias gained a cltlsen who Is far from being a credit to It Watt- also ..'low,<| gj murderer to leave the jgU, but und. r guard Watts sometimes believe? In red tape said aease times he doesn't. Once a colored youth strayed into the lull among the prisoner.; lt.- liked th? pla?* and stayed. After be had been there some slg we.ks it was dtsoovered bj chance that h.> was in? there without right, lo he era put out. Thtsshoem that Watts's hospitality is appreciated i>\ eesasj persons, s en If i: aras ?rested on the three murder? ers and four burglars wtio forsook him on CbrisU mns Day tine Of Die best stories about the taller is in ?M?, latlon to a negro Watts lu. .une susptrloiia that be bad under Ills oaee sum-' persons who srstS Bet entitled to be guest- of tin- county ?"?seing a eot ore?l man lii a corridor, he nsk.-d him bis name The prisoner g?\e a ItctltloU? one Th. teilet WOWt to tils recorda, could find no auch name sad tn? timpliutitly turned the man out into the ooM world. PRtXCRTO\ il.i 1/W />/\ y,./,. The annual Prlncet >n aliimui dinner aril taka pteea an Thursday evening. January pi. at 7 o'clock, at the Hotel Hniiiswbk Klftb-iive and Tw?ntr. seveath-ei ah wiio bave received Eaarrees from or who liavi- been students at Princeton, whether mein? kafff of the ?dub or m.i are Invited to be present Tickets ma) bo obtained from the treasurer c i .-i" vatd Blair, No aj Wall ,-t the secretary i; w Hurlelgh, N.< y Wallst . al the office ol the Hotel Hrunawlck. and from ulij member of Ha- txei-utlva Committee. luu"