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bbVbVJ (i "IF YOU 9EE IT IN H Tff A SSKHilJf 1 "IF YOU SEE IT IN ' 'H ""VOL. L1X.-N0. H1. NEW YORK, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1892. :'"p TWO CENTS. H 'UN INTHE SENATECHAMBER, JV KXTKRTA1NMBNT THAT NO MTN. STttET. COMBIXAIION COVZD EXCEL. Brother Con-sesaall and Brother Asplnall XVre the Xe Ma, Brother Cantor waa Inlcrtocator, and Brother Sheehaa Took the rr of Brother nonee-Flahlln Joe ritarttd It by Moving that O'Connor, Kr wl and Banton he rnrajed or Contempt Aibaht. Jan. IR No minstrel combination ean excel the entortalnment given by the Sonate of tho State ot Now York this evening. The galleries were crowded and reserved soata en the floor were struggled for as onarattl night at tho opera. For the Drat Umo this session tho Senate chamber waa packed. Albany and Troy theatres were desortod. Factory slrla came from Cohoes. The populn tlcn was ranged In crowded tiers like the picture of Roman circuses before tho glndlstor came on and slashed nt each other. The wealth, beauty, fashion, nnd I) Intelligence for mllos around woro gath- Ik ered there within the walls to soo JM what tortures would be devlsod for the throe "iB llepebllcan Sonator who wero declared In IW contempt last week because they wouldn't vote either way on the Enumeration bill. Tho a tciOnce was not disappointed. Thero was a fine entertainment It reminded the audience io much of the old-time minstrel show that they lauchcd and applauded until the por formers left tholr seats. The Senators had not taken the trouble to oork their faces, but tho irrnncotm nt of tho scats Is like the line ot chairs at a mlnstrol show, and the talking was done by tho erd men. with interlocutory remarks by a Senator In the middle, while the Lleutonant-Oovornor, like Brother Hones, said humorous things that put everybody in good spirits excel the Senators ho talked to. Brother Coggoshall nnd Brother Asplnall were the end mon. and Brother Cantor was In , terlocutor. Brother Zorubbabol Erwln was not Honed to talk, becauso he is in contempt still, tut ho made things funnier bymnklnc faces over his thoughts that he was not allowed to express After sr me ordinary business, to which no attention was paid any more than to tho banjo ttrinimlns wl'i"h precedes the real show, thn main lurt nt the entortalnment bocan by Broihor Aspinull of Brooklyn offering a res olution that tho proceedings against Brothers Sexton and O'Connor, who wero absent on ac count of sickness, nnd Brothor Zorubbabol Kr wln.w ho was present, be discontinued, and that they benurgidof contompt As noon as tho resolution wus road Brother Cantor moed to lay it mi tint table. Everybody touched, and Brother Aspinull waved his arms and wantod to make n speech. " m I not to be allowed to speak on my own resolution ?" ho said. TheChnir motion to lay on tho table is not iK Imtnblo " Laughter nnd applause. Brother Asplnall Have I no right to speak ? 'I ho ( Imlr-The Clerk will call tho roll. Ilrothor Asplnall was the first namo on tho rulL Ho said: ' I want to make a speeoh on my resolution. Hnen 1 1 a right to say anything?" ' TheClmir roauests the Senator from tho Tlnrdtovoto In order." . Brother Aspinull I ask unanimous con rent ot the gentlemen of this body to be ex-cii-cd from voting Intorloeutor Cantor objected, and Brother Asplnall sat down In his seat and said noth ing somehow or other tho way he did this struck tho rislblea of the audience and e'very liody laughed. Tho performance was going on, Well Alter a little silence Brothor Asplnall In quired dramatically: "Is this the Senate ot the Mate of New lork ?" Brother Cantor assured him that it was. Brother Asplnall I didn't ask you. I asked the President, Are you the Prosldent? "Is the Senator speaking by ununlmouscon sent?1 askuI-Brothets-lfoeianand ot West chester. ' He is not." said the Lieutenant-Governor. He Is simply seeking for information." ' a quest iODot Information," said Brother Af.pir.all. "I would like to know from the resident and the gentlemen of tho Senato whetheror not tho Senator from the 'J hlrd dls trlet, representing a constituency of 25U.000 souls and nroperty assessed for taxation at .'OO0OO.00o-I would like to know whether I hate a right to sit in nny scat. No: I will cliunge that, I liao a right to sit In my seat: tutwiiethercrnotlhavearight on tho floor of this Senate to represent my constituents. I was certainly elected for some object, to per form some duty." "Ho Kill represent his constituents ty Toting on this motion." Interrupted Intorlocu ' tor ( untoi I leiteruto." began Brother Asplnall gain 1 hump-thumpety-thump went tho envoi. , 1 lie gentleman has liiul all tho latitude he is entith it to. 9 ild the ChaK Brother AHpInull I do not wish to be dls couiti oils to thn Chair. llio I leutennnt-Oovernor Thn Senator iriini thn 1 hlrd shall voto or refuse to vote. Brother Aspinull I liawuiskoii ptrm I hump, down eumes tho gavel. il I ieutiMiunt-Onernor Tho Chair insists that tho honutor from tint 'third hliull oto. Brother Aplnall-I nunttoaska tiuestlonof Inlorrintion The Lieutenant-Governor ThoChalr cannot gli the gentleman lntolligenee. hrotlior Vsiunitll Whut's that? I bog tho pardon of the Clmlr. Will the Chair repeat that remark ' Brother tplnall had really lost his tomper. tteryUids. Ism waslaughing, but he was rtully angry lle-uld It is 1ryn1eo for the President to Insult th 1 'e'iftti r Irom tho Third." Iho I leiiten iiit-Oovoruor The Scnntor will lemonlci. tl lie gavel clattered as lively ns 11 pilrof buniit in a real mlnstrol show.) Tho ftnuljrill volo. B-ctlier Aspinull had forgotten the motion and WHbii t bin 0 whethor l.o would oto ut nil. "Awas.mltul. llucomicallymiidamldstoruis ol laughter: Ivbtoa). I voto against tho resolution. I rote ajaliiLt tlio propubitluu of the buuator from thu J nth." llio Meiitennnt-GoTernor The Senator jromthe Third will unrecorded in tlionfllniia ta on the motion to lay on tho tablo hid own IOOllltjl Brothoi Aspinall-I intend to voto on this resolution, notwithstanding thn unoootuly Jests of tho l'resideut ot this body. Wore Cyel pounding I The Chulr-How does tho Bonntor voto .111 "'jr.sbPlnall-I voto against the propo lliiin of thu Hnnutor from the Tenth. .1 . t-1'lrTl18 ?nator from the Third cWCja his mind and otes no. gj'j'therAapluttll-lhaveueTor changed my mUStPlfr? Cl.0rk w1" Proceed. ITI10 ivall6gottlnu'tlred.l i Atpimill-The President will nnd tri.? Si rS.f ''a session closes that tho Senator nW.? r''lrd novor changes Ills mind. mi?ll"lrUth,B.8n.a,.or desires, tho Scr i mViM'Ar.m8.w"f toiblt seat hlni. ift'. AP '"ill - Thert Siirgoant-at-Arms k?fvVff"( S1'0 Ihird cannot jo Intimidated or w55S,loBeor!the rlK"t-,8Da avcl0' "'8 u!l? Chair Tlio Chair Is very glad that the 5f nmMlf?m thB li wade 'this exhibition and?itil.Bth'As,nin'111 was worn out by this time lhr'ith.'"'CoeBe.?h,ul'rolntno other end ot was ?,".! btCHn' Hu.wA snuelolied. Tim voto Itir tl n?.lJ,nou.nf d' .l7 IJeiuoi rnts voting to iF,le .n.TVfl' ,ml AMilnall rii-olutlnn on thn banMoV't1 11,? Jtu,l"''ll-ati8 otlng Willi tlju I!0. a...r w,Varj!; In "i nojntho. Jiidffi?! jloosch onnounrnd tint tho homitn itern'J .(0 ''"l'eo wi.ulj I moot to-morrow l'oDUnWi0J1''cl;10 wh,ut w ll,l,e "ono tho Gov &."- cnB,or8 "'ready In eonlompt. tuVertAri?Wi0rfc.i"trotS8a?a to ,l10 Loglslo Bothd iF,1?''18 tljo doiith ol Chief Judgo liugoi. uo,,nofia0Us800rl?01,,"0 LB8llaturu "' " AkIlimiLinumoratl"n Dl'l was received hy tho Ways ii!iBMd '"'"Tf1, to the ConimlttJe on fitoraWi1 J'rV,n,, Jv, Wc" wl" Pedllr report It AVenib,: fl"1" Ml" wore, Introduced In the PolfcmBn'l!!!'aR-To raise the age at which 1 1 V Pn bo appointed from Till to 35. Ju"lcliF,nmnk'lPB Prohibit candldatos for "xesihiK We fcifsrlutendontof Buildings l'plnabuildngttny "0avr wacl"ry Is mimi!!frU,r,fM.lil:r,,n.,ntro.diI.c',(,,,a Wlltoftdd tothe uV" !ird en. rtctora of the Bronx Park botuul- I A UaU llll lu III. J.lboH, I n,('t0r"1' hl"te of :,,) We!t Rixteenth street 1 tniol"1 "Ur n,"moa ,,arr', Tliompson In a 1 1 omrslnaVirai5,,n af ? 30 P'cock la,,t neht. at wl Icli i.ua T kd wildly about a god ball Hitaiiitfall,.wa8. ntbedded In hfi elbow. n b,l a "otupn put in tho Iniaa. pavUlon. bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbV MOTJIBn MAXDELBAVX ON DECK. She Oct Into Trouble for a JLIttle Bataf Kline Raterprtee. ruunvrpx. Ont. Jan. la-Mother Mandel baum. tho well-known New York fence, who hasboen living hore for the past six years, has bocn caught again by tho Canadian ous toms oiUccrs smuggling laco and lowolry Into tho country. Whon tho Mandolbaums came In 1888. she was nrrostod for smuggling $15,000 worth of dhmonds, nnd LawyorAbo Hummel ot New York ramo over to dotond her. Slnco that she has bocn living ery quietly, and tho po llco havo been unnblo to get anything against her. Sho llvos In a handsome residence on one of the prettlost avonuos. Not long ago sho was joined by her daughter, Mrs. WIcklo. of New York, wifoofn theatrical musloogont Tho daughtor is an exceedingly pretty bru nette nnd Is reported to be about to socure a dlvorco from her husband In order to ranrry a wealthy Canadian gentleman. A few weeks ago Mother Mnndolbaum's daughter Isltcd Now York nnd brought back with her whnt puriorted to ho Quantity of her household goo Ih. They were stored in a worohouso In King street In this city, nnd were blllod in Slother Slandelbaum fi name. , . On bolng told thnt they were household floods belouging to Mrs Wlcko, Customs Col cctor hchert Tind thorn lupectod nnd ap praised nt tho usual rates. It In nnlletnd. how eer. thatsomo enemy of Mother Mandolbnum gnvn thnonicitisa tip for on Iriday last tho goods wero all selrod In Her Mngosty's name, nnd among them wero found n largo quantity of very altinhlo lace, embroideries, silks, jowelry. nnd other goods. Mothor Mandelbaum nnd her pretty daugh ter woro brought upon tho carpet to Collector Kehert'e ofllco. Tho old woronn begged tho oollector not to exposo her before her lrlnnds In this olty. and promlsod to mnko evnrythlng right If ho would only keep tho matter quiet On tho nhargo agsfnst the old woman tho Collector fined her $'J50, hut no decision has been Comoro In her daughter's ease, and the goods are still retained by the authorities. SIITIXO AROUXD t'KASKI.iy. Typotheta) Ifnve m flood Time nnd Ilear About a Conscience Kept on Ice. There was n great gathering of printers and publishers upon tho imitation of Typothetiu at tho Hotel Biunswlck Inst night to colobrnte tho 180th anniversary of tho birthot Benjamin Franklin. Theodore L. I)e Vluno presided, and rrnnklln. In confectionery, stood at his case on tho tiblo. Vlco-Prcsldent Douglas Taylor saw that evor thing moved smoothly Mr. Do Vine welcomed tho diners. CarlSchurz said of l'ranklln that although he was at ono time capable of embe7zllng money, ot aban doning n worthy girl to whom he had become engaged, and of associating with disreputable persons, nnd although It seomod almost pos Flblo that he might beenrao a scamp, he did heonmo n virtuous man. nlthough not tho kind thnt thinks that virtue Is Incompatible with elminpngiie. lie did not set out to do great things, but b) doing many useful things ho bifiimo n great num. Ho beenmo an honest polltieinn after starting as an Alderman. 1'uikn liodvtin spoke pltasantly ot early timoM among printers, tlmos when, ns ho said, his own leo scuppers wero under wnter most of tho time, and when h got his first llfteen dol lars for nn article nnd spent it all In a glorlnuB weuknut. Incidentally ho remarked that the only editor w ho has a perfect conscience is the editor of thn Mail nml krpret. and the way h keeps his (.onscloni 0 clear is to put it an ay In tho refrlgoratni after he says his prayers in the morning und keep it until he comes home In the evening. Great laughter and applause. Frederick lailor. Isar-o H. Bailey, and Col. Slelchor spoke, and thero were songs by Mossrs. Curoy and Mo crs. and stories by I. Hopkinson Smith. AT T.uaGlJiUK.lltS OYER TUB BENEFIT. A 1-nck. of llarotony AmonK BInnaeera In teracted In Mm. John A. McCaull'e 'Weirnre. The managers concerned in the entertain ments arranged for tho benefit of Mrs. Mc Caull. tho Vtlto ot the paralyzed comlo opera impresario, ate at loggerheads over the per formances at tho Casino and the Metropolitan Opera House. There doesn't appear to be much reason for the trouble, but It is serious enough to threaten tlio success of tho under taking 'I ho Casino management took steps months ago to asslht thu family, but the enter tainment was b common consont post poned until thu v, inter season, as it would bo llkel to tot urn moro money ut that time. Manager Aronsoti arranged foru benellt, and announced the fact. Then the other muuugnrs met und decided that they would give u performance at tho Metropolitan Optra House on Fob. 11. Manager Aronson decided to givon special performance at tho Casliin next Thursday. Ho bhjs that helms already sold over half the house. The other managers soom to hate conceived tho Idea that this mis dono to belittle tho M tropnlitan benoflt, and some of thorn com municate,! with Mrs. McCnull. bho telo f implied to tho managers jestordoy that sho ind teleguiphod toManugor Aronmiu to aban don nisi ntortalnniciit Munagor J. Henry 1 ronch wrote to Mr. Aron soti asking tor thu return of the jlOO check ho had contributed, and ulso, it was announced, withdrew his consont for the apiiearaiico of Lillian IlUBbell und Attaliu Claim at tho Casino benellt. Manager Aronson snld Inst night that It socmed to him that tho vrunglo was n loollsh ono. Ho hi Id that he would gin thncntur talnmentlbocauso the house ltnsiilruaily moro than Inlf hold out anil ho hopid that tho Metiopolit ui Opom ilntisn enli rtalnnient wuiilil lie a llattoring Hiiccitfh. lv bald ho had not lieutd from Mrx. MlI' mil. ton A?riAuu: imhiuiriiozs. Itonndeninn Wrl (u Ite Tranelrrred Out uftlie Ken ufa llnrleui Ulrl. When tho Police Commissioners moot to-day thoy will co'isldcr tlio request of Capt. Wester volt of tholjnt 12Hth streotsquad lh.it Bounds man Wolso tionsslgnml to duty In nnother pre cinct. An luipri",slnn,ih!o young woman, a momboi. It is said, nf the household of n well-to-do nml c-tnto 1111.11 living In Mudlsnn nvniutn. is suspected nf having luted Weiso irom Ills dut on muro than 01m oocuhIoii, und us tho roundsman Is married Cipt. Wostorvolt thinks ho in doing him a kindness In asking for his reumval from lunipt itloti, Inspector Conlln says thero Is no conn laint against Wt lio.aii'l that his transfer WII nut Injuru his reputttllon In tho department. hent Ruck 10 Live vtltti Her Ilasbnnd, P11II1 email Atkinson saw a woman with struuuiiu dishevelled hulr, without hat or MmviI, and sllnporod feet, rim wildly across Jltttciy Paik at ID. o'clock Inst nlcht. Ho mucin il horsidonshhu wus attempting to got uviu tho wiill chain. Bofniu liu (uiilil obtain from her nny ex iilaiiatiniiii man ran iipund said tlio woman vwis lilf ulle, mid that shn must boeiury, Tho vvoiiiaii struggled to freit humelf, coing con tinually that hhe wanted to dlo. M10 waa tuken to lor A 0lit' btation. 'J lie limit slid his namo was Patrick Dolan. that lie had some trouble with his wife, who hud kit their housn s.l)lll slm intelulej to kill iiiu-olf. Mrs, Dnliii .-alii thnt sho iiiiihl emliiri' her liiisbind't, tnatineiit tin longei. 'J buy lupo four thildrnn. 'Win woman wus piroled In thu euro of her husb mil. One Vloic Violent llegisur Uailled In. Policeman James Wright was standing nt thecornorof Park row and Chambors street nt 11 o'clock latt night, when a young girl wjflked down Park row from thn bridge. Op posite I.eggutt's Hotel Wright saw a man ap proach her and evidently ask hur for ruonoy. Tlio gill paid no attuntlon to him hut hur ried on. Tlio beggar followed her und caught her by tho arm und swore at her. Wright arrostod the man and took Mm to tho Oak street station. He said ho was Jainos Maguire, 40 years old, ot 4H Washington etroot Young, To lie Done with I.lle. James Sullivan, 11 yearn old, living on West street, near I.lttlo Twelfth stroet. attempted to commit suicide last evening by jumping Into tlio North ilivur. at tho foot of Thirteenth street. William liattnnlioni, Cuptulii of llio lutniooat John b Conovur, fished him out. A policeman n nut for his father who took Kim homo. Uguri'ttuHuuddimo novels uro tuid to hav 0 uffectud tho boy's mind. Bolld silver will be the special feature to-day at the auction sale ot stock of Johnston & son at 631 Broadway, near 22d tL-Adt. HE KISSED HER IN CHURCH. TUIS MR. DTLt, DW, AND STETPEV FROM TIIE FVZFIT TO DO IT. On Aeeonataf This and Hlmllar Demonstra tlon Mlea Taoaipaon Taoasat Proper to Ilrenk OsTwIth the Yannc Pastor. Tho trial of tho Bev. A. a Dill, the former pastor ot tho Presbyterian Church In Stirling. N.J,. accused ot immoral conversations, im proper conduct, and untruthfulness, was re sumed yesterday before the Presbytery at Morrlstown. Two witnesses testified for tho prosecution, and in the afternoon tho dotonce of the young pastor was begun. Tho sessions aro secret Tho whole morning waa consumed In talk ing about tho accounts 'of tho trial that have been published In the newspapers. Tho Pros bytery has mado every effort to keep tho pro ceedings secret, and the conclusion was forced upon them that tlioro must be a traitor among thorn. Stenographer MoMastors was slnglod out first and affidavits wero rend de claring tint ho had offered his notes of the trial to dlfforcntNow York papers. Whenhodo med thu chnrgo suspicion was llxod on Lawyor Conklin, Pastor Dill's adviser, and tho sorgeant at-armswas called upon to testify to a num ber of proceedings that gave ground for tho suspicion. Then It was suggostod that dlffer otit witnesses had violated their pledzo ot Focroc7. In the ond a committeo of throo was nppulntod to investigate the way the newspa pers got thn nows. This committee. It was tald Inst night, arm ed with tho nuthorlty of tho Prcsbtery, is to cull upon dlfferout editors nnd reporters in New York to day and demand of them from what sourco thoy obtained their Information. When tho trial finally got under way. Elder Nelson Hughson ot the Mount Freedom Church told now Pastor Dill had become. n gagod to marry his stepdaughter. Miss Lucy Thompson, it 'id how the engagement wus broken Miss Thompson accompanied her stopfather to Morrlstown jesterday. ami wus reudy to go on the witness stand. She is "J3 ye trs ot ago, with darit hair and eyes and a rosy complex ion. When Mr, Dill was pastor of the Mount Freodom Church before ho went to btlrling sho was ono ot lib congregation. After tho two hecamo engagod. hn not only continued his alleged flirtations with tlio other young women of his congregation, but his demonstrations of affection for Miss Thomp son became so ofTonstvo to hor that she could stand It no Ion gor. Onebundny morning shn went Into church uftei the greater part of tho enncr'gntion hud arrived and tho service was about to begin. The young pastor vvas in the pulpit but when ho saw his bctrothod enter ho stopped down, walked up tho atslo to whero she was. nnd kissed hor before tho wholo con gregation. On numerous other occasions bolore that ho had used thn privilege of their relation to kiss her in public. Miss Thompson returned tho engagement ring, along with all other presents ho had bostoweduton her, and announced thnt tho engagement was at an end. AftorMr. Dill went to Stirling he wrote two letters to Miss Thompson, tolling her ho was willing to ronew tho engagement If sho was unwilling, ho asked of her to dnnys;hat they had ever been engaged, and he would do tho same thing. Miss Tliompson has tho two let tors in hor possession, and is ready to produce them In evidence I Idor Hughson testified that while nt Mount Freedom Mi. Dill had made a practlco of call ing on young women nt his congregation nt unseasonable hours. Ho repoated also nn Im moral and degrading statement that ho said tho young tnlutster had made to him In tho course of a conversation. TheBnv William Holllnshod testified to tho truth of affidavits as printed in TrtE bus last wnek. The defence, as outlined yesterday, will at tempt to show, Mr st. that many of the charges aro due to the animus whioh H. G. Torroy lias against Mr. Dill. Bosldes den) ing tho alleged conversations in toto.lnsoroncasos an attempt will be made to establish an alibi for Mr. Dill, and ovldnnee will bo advanced to show that many of tho witnesses continued their cor dial relations wllh the pastor and even took pains to praise, htm 1 .after tho alleged conversations Took plnee. The wit nesses put on tlio stand vestorday by the de fence all tustillcd to Mr. Dill's good character. They wore: tlder 8. D. Youngs and Elder Frank M. Merchant of Mf Freedom : David E. Striker. Jucoli Drnke, Henry Wright. Ik S. Bowman. Andrew O. Orr. nil of Mt. Freedom: Blchard King of Morrlstown. and J. C Pum pelly of New York. Mr. Pumpellv. who for some years has been one of Mr. Dill's most intimate friends, said last night- "I am trying to porsuade Mr. Dill to resign from the Presbytery and get away from all this. 1 wont him to go to New York nnd join the Salvation Vrmy. I think his ability is just suited to that work, and he would inako a great name for hlmsolf." Tho accused pastor wos ns oheerful asevor yesterday. Ho woro a small hunch of violets in the buttonhole of his blue frock coat "1 am tho happiest man of tho lot." ho said to a Suv reporter: "thero is an almost con tinual smile on my countenance I rejoice in ray tribulations, nnd I thank God for this flory nttack. It gives me an opportunity to show tho strength of my thnracter." Tho rocular winter meeting of the Presby tery will ho held to-morrow morning nt Mor rlstown. nnd tho defence of Mr. Dill will con tinue at !,' o'clock In tho afternoon. J.V W1IITK I' LAIN S AGAIN. It le Now Held Thnt Fred Cebhard Will Submit to Treatment. WntTT. Plains. Jnn. 18 Frederick Gobhnrd has finally yielded to tho solicitations ot his sister. Mrs. Ncilson. and it Is now bellov ed that ho will undorgo tho bichloride ot gold treat ment. He returned to White Plains this nftornoon, arriving with his nttendant on the lis train. Ho went to tho Bronson House, whom he was received with open nrms by Mrs. Nellon. who had about despaired of his coming. Ho was in good shnpe. Ho bald at first that ho w as going buck to Now York this ovening, hut utter cou sideiablo persuasion on tho part of his sister und Dr. Hnynorund his cousin. Mr. Vyso, be cry reluctantly consented to remain. As Mis. Noilson's nffnlrs called her to her home, slio ileciiUd after supper to go to tho city to-nlixht and mturn In thu morning. Dr. Himmr. -dr. Yso. Mrs. ic!Ihom. and list Lrothor in cnmrnnled her to tho station to catch thn 7.5H train. Hiiving several minutes to spare thoy eon versul pleasantly at tho depot their remarks fro'iuoiitlv imlng (tood-natutnd hits on Mr. debhard. Mrs. Snilson said tt would be a good thing if ho would tuko tho treatment for smok ing also. TI!ow'n that, Doo?" said he. "You can smoke," snld tho Doctor. "That coos," repllod Goohrd. After Mrs. Nellson's departure tho rest of tho party returned to thn hotel. It Is raid he will begin thotmatmi'ntto.morrowmornlng. Her Hnntmnd Turned Thief, Ireno F. Bertram!, whoso mother Isnpollco station matron, hnd a suit for absolute divorce on trial boforo Justlco Tritax in the Supreme Court yesterday ug tinst George Bertrnnd. now serving n terra at Auburn for larceny. The ovidnnco showed thnt thoy were married at St. Patrick's Cathodi at In 1883, and thnt tho following ear Bortrund hecamo onamored of a jomcr Lngllsh girl. It is alleged that he in I'nced hi 1 tn gut places as waitress In wenltliy families, whero sun stolofoi thnlrjoiut benellt. him vn urrostnd for 1 fouling a sealskin mettle, nn nn tlio inquiry It vvas found that she vis living in n liouto 011 hlxtli avenue with D'irtinriil. She was sunt In the Housn nf thn Good bliephcrd and he wus sent up for five ti-ats, Mrs, Welch l'lobiihly a hulcldr. Boston, Jan. IS Desortod by hor frlonds, nn outcast from society, and an alleged klep tomaniac, Mrs. Annie Welch, the Lynn sensa tionalist, this afternoon announced her de termination to commit suicide. After produc ing a bottlo containing nn unknown liquid, as If to add weight to hor stntemont she dlsap poirod, nnd It Is supposed that sho has carried out her threat. ,. . ., . . . The pollco bellovn thnt Mrs Welch was thoroughly In earno6twhon sho threatened to nml her 1 1 to. They made a futile effort to find thn girl this evening, and a thorough search for her will be mado to-morrow. here Yesterday's Flree Were. A M -1 30, Medltnn artnue end Forty wrond ttrert, Mil Mery WeUnii iJaiuatelSOu, H 102 Suffolk ttrnt, A1I1 Iph lluKmsn lUinnne tVi, I) 0, 101 Tlilrty clihtu Unrl P, Harney, nodeuioge I' M h. 404 I-' eighty icronil mrert, Cbarlri Kiner. UuujKa ttJOO, S 16, U Welt Forty third ircel. ). 1. lUrgravee. damage 50, 8 ol, 34 Urecu wmUttreat, Delia Brown, uo damage, Satoha Haifa Hair JMaa UttUaesa. Tin best 6sent dinette made.-iam, DEATH IN A HLMOllIXO FARTT. A Terrible Fall Dorm Three Hundred Feet of Ice aad Snow. ZeuENOFLB. Pa., Jan. la A terrlblo accident happened ton eloigning party, botwocn hero and Harmony, Inst night The party consisted of twelve young people sons and daughters ot prosperous farmers of this region. They wont out comfortably packed In a two hoose bobsleigh with n long box, nnd after n lively ride started homeward. To lessen the distance, the driver took n short cut over an unused road that wound along tho top of a stool hill. Everything was coated with an Inch ot ico and tho road was ns slippery as class. Whon tho horses reached the hill top, when an accident was imminent ns nt every stop the sleigh slipped closer to tho proclplco which bordored the lower side, the driver tried to turn tho horsos, but too late, and tho sleigh was swept ov e tho edge. All were so socuroty packed In tho bottom of tho sleigh that thoy could not jump out At tho point whoro the accident occurrod thore Is n steep hill of ,100 foot with n gonlle slope of 200 feet. Tho placo was comparatively bare and ooverod with ice. Two young men woro killed and four young women had bones broken. ANOTHER MAN'S HEAD BLABBED. This Tine, However, the Fnraoeo Appenr to nave Been Robbery. L. Brenner, a young roan who llvos at 1.53.1 Second avenue, near Eighty-fifth street told tho Eighty-eighth strcot pollco last night a story that makes them think that slushing men's heads with knives has not gone entirely out of fashion with the arrest of Dovvd. Tho man who cut Brenner last night robbed hln. however. Brenner fays that whon ho wont home ho tun against n man who was concealed in tho basement ot tho house. Uo cannot given very nccurato description of his us-nllanl. but mis h didn't know the man and had never seen him before. Tho man throw his aims about Brenner's neck, stubbed and cut htm on the head nnd face, snatched his watch und chain, and es caped. BronnnrV wounds worn dressed by a surgeon from thnProsbtcrian Hospital. Cupt. Carpenter w nt out his two detectives. O'heefo und Doyle, to make an investigation. SUING THE CLAFLIN SISTERS. I.iiwjer MneKlnlrj'e EITortetn Get 810,000 rrom Them ai Fees. The trial of the suit of Lawyer Edward Mac Kinley to recover $10,000 from Lady Cook nnd Mrs. John Blddolph Martin thn Claflin sisters for nlleged professional sorvices rendered nearly twenty years ago, was resumed yester day beforo Judgo Bartlett and n jury In tho Circuit Court in Brooklyn. Ambrose H. Purdy testified that he con ducted the prosocutlon of the action against tho Clailin sisters in 1872 and thnt Mr. Mic hinloy was engaged In tho defonce. Ho re called the fnet unit In one of his addrosses Mr. Miielvinloy had referred to hliu (Mr. Purdy) as a "top sawder." Mr. Maehlnlcy. on being recalled, went Into nn explanation of his sorvices for tlio sisters. They had paid him. ho said, several small amounts for carriage faro nnd other things, but altogether thn sums did not amount to moro than $50 or fiKJ On cross-otnmlnatlon thn witness could not recall any particular criminal cuso he had ever tried in Jew ork. He estimated his services to the defendants nt $10,000 The case was not concluded. TRVIXO A WOttAV FOR MURDER. Hra, Cerro'a Futal Quarrel 'With Frank Loabardo In tlznheth. Elizabeth. Jan. 18. Mrs. Anno Carro was placed on trial here to-dny for murder.ln stab bing to death Frank Lomburdo on tho night of Oct 31. Lombardo nnd the Corros wore tenants in tho same house. Both were Italians, and kept cheap lodging houses. Lombardo. It Is said, boasted to Michael Cerro of intlmncy w Ith his wife, and thus cnusod hor tu become Ills deadly ennmy. He nftnrward reduced tho rntos for loilirors from 15 to ill cents a night and this added fuel to thn flame Tho night ho was killed tiombnrdo oamo homo intoxicated nnd met Mrs Cerro in tho jard. She says ho mado nn assault on her, and that sho then stabbed him with n stiletto. Tho weapon was thrown Into tho Elizabeth ltlver. nnd lias not been found. Seven wit nesses testified to-day for thn Mute It Is thought thn woman will bo convicted of man slaughter onl. I.lte On EC3. Lotn Inst night Policeman Clark found n man sitting behind a pilo of boxes on Pier 27, N. 11. with his hat full of eggs. Ho hnd a needle in his hand and wns sucking the eggs without breaking the shells. After he hail eaten ton eggs ho started ton oruto belonging to Huylon N. Ditmars to put back tho shells and get another hatful Clark arrested htm and took him to the Leonard street station house, wheio ho said he was John vvngner, :u jenrs ot age. of tl4( East Thirteenth stroot und thnt he lived on eggs. tliiet from Henven. " I'm just from henven and bound for Lon don." A man of apparently 40 jenrs entered tho Coleman Housn last night, strode through tho corridor to the desk and proclaimed him self thus. Then ho demanded a mom. Ills wife, ho said, had just been burned In hoaven, whero ho lived, uud liu was anxious to get away from there. H'iIoM.rlhod himself as ttnorgo I Camp, address Huiven. Ho wus locked up. Hnytlun Asent bailor Head. Georgo Sailor, the Haytlan ngont who was stricken by npoploxy on Sunday at 'Jo Sulli van street died jestordny Irr Bcllovue, Sailor was to Into taken t haras of n consignment of goods to Hnytl shortly for J. Jv, Horbutt of SoJ ilroadnuy. Mr. Herbert snys that Sailor was a pinmlnont man In Hnytl. and that President Hippulylo waj the godfather of ono of his chlldron. The Weather. The storm that waelnTtxan nn Sunday moved eatt to the lower MUtlulppI States with ft trough ot low prriiure estendlng north to the lake regloni Thu cauted wanner weatker with fog and rain in the Oult and Atlantic titAten und enow from northern Jtftw ork acreia the lake Stalea to Michigan and Wisconsin and over Indiana, Mluouri. an I northern Tai The rain fall wna generally light etceptlnthe 8outhern,Mat. The enow niuamirod from two to five lurbea The cold wave following this atorm la veryaereretn the Matea weit of the MlmUalpnl and at It la travelling to the louth It will cover all the llulf States before be ing full la thle return The temferataro of northern Teiaa wai but 1J ubove aero yetterday,. with a ateep decline to the north to Mluueioia and Manitoba, where It waa 40 to 44 below zero. The warm and foggy conditions In the Atlentlo States ore likely to prevail mull dlfilpatrd hy this cold wave, whli h l likely to arrive on Wednesday Tbefugwamlriiaeinthls region jester lay, with en cicailunalilrlEzk Highest oltlrlal temperature, 34. lowrit, 2",, aterage humldll), HI per cent; wind change I Irom aoutb to northeast, average velocity 10 miles an hour, Tln thermometer at Perry's pharmacj la Tua Fpv building recorded the temperature yesterday aa fol 1SPI 18BJ 1BBI. J8P.2 3AH IS Jl SSOP.M It 3S flAM 0.1 HI HP, M .11 40 DAM,, IV S3 MP M is 44 J.'M Jtl On i mid -'7 4H Average . , S7Wf Average on Jan. IS, 1HI Jj uiriL roKscAit nit 8 r, Tveipir, yorsontbeastern New York (Including Long Island), also for western Connecticut and northern ew Jersey, rain and foggy weather, warmer, brisk north west winds. For W eduesday, clearing, colder. E. 0. Dun.'. Local Forecast OmclaL WifniKQTOH rOKICilT rox tuiioiv. For New England, eolder by Tuesday Bight, aoutb winds , For New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, ejrfcnt AV Tor urui twttrn J'timnlriMtttn, rain, turninj into motel nldtr by 7Vc&iy night, souA irf U, rnr western jtewlork, western Pennsylvania, snow, cu it navi, uorttiuest winds " T, fc N." Htlck I.leorlen, Unrlvallsd In purity and flavor, AU drug f Isle, Adt, ntrel elMplBg ear through to Ban Francisco vta New Yerk Centre! every TuwOay. Seal fog UiasVated pass hale W--mi its, WAR IS IMMINENT. Secretary Blaine Les3 Hope ful of Peace, CHILI'S LATEST INSULT, It Show3 That She Is Not Peace ably Inclined. A Genuine War Feellns In WnehlnBton The President KValtln; lor the Itrportn from Judce-Attvocnte Iteniey nnd topt. Kehley ReicnrellnK the Aeenult nn Our Hnllore Ilefora Sendtns: Hit Mr.sago to Concreee-It le UelleTed thnt He Will Aeh Cancrees to Uphold nim In Demand. Ing; an Apologr nnd Reparation The Xavy Department Actively Preparlns for War A nan of Cnmpnlcn Already Xlapped Out The Old Blonltora Ordered tn he Put In ReadlnenK for Active Scrrlce -War Talk Among; t'onKremen Vlene of the People or New York on the 4'hll. Inn Crlele, Willi Sunn Pnrtlcnlnrnor the ATallable Nnvnl nnd Vlllltnrr Eaiilpment of the Two Count! Ice. WARmsoTov. Jan. IR-For the fltot time Blnco tho controvory with Chill nroso Secio tary Illatno to-dny Intlmnted. In conversitlon with a Mend, that tho proipect of avuldlnir sorloUBtroublo with tho Uttlo South American republii: it not llnttorinc. This remark wat undoubtedly catiRod by tho latest Incident of thoqun'rol, which is tho very mirprlslnc In sult offered to Commindor Hv.tns of tho YorU town. It Is inconceivable to tlio President nnd Secretaries lllalne and Tracy why tho III feellns of tho Chilians toward the United States should bo curled so fur that Commander Kvans must be repri manded for showing thn usual courtesy of u saluto to tho Sp-mhh official visltlnc Ids vessel. Until this Incident ocurred Secret ir IJIalnownsunchatiKcnMyot tho opinion that Minister Monlt's assurances, that his Govern ment woro peaceably inclined and that thoy would do the propor thine at tho propor time, would bo mado cood. Mr. Ilhino is still hopeful, but ho and President Harrison nnd Kjscretnry Tracy privately fear that IL will ho necessary after all to send an ultimatum to the Chilian Government. Very little Is tulLod of In AVashlnBtonnow except the subject of war. nnd each day that passes ndds to tho foelinc thnt there Is serious trouble ahead. Interost In the meeting of tho Senato and House Is for tho time belnsrnt a very lovvobb. The two bodlos are peccint: alone In a humdrum sort of way, hut their un important doings nre lo-t sight of in the fever ish nniet) concerning the probabilities of war. It is stilted unofllclally. but quite posi tively, that tho message of the Presidont will- go to Congress on Thursday, if, in tlio mean time, no assurances of reparation aro received from tho Chilian Government. The met.sno Is all In tpo. nnd has heon for seveial dins. Tho President is now awaiting the return of Judge Advocate Homey and a ropoit from Capt. sUiley. giving tnoreln detail than he has yet done the facts as to the assault on the sailors in Valparaiso, and the subsequent mi culled investigation of the Chilian authorities. hen these reports ato received there will bo nothing more for tho President to wait for, and therefore It is thought that by Thursday the interesting cor respondence will bo sent to Congress. This much-tnlked-of message will not bo so warlike in tono ns has been indicated und will hardly go further thin to mnko v ery pluin that tho correspondence makos out a perfect case far the United Ktates, upon which the Presi dent fcols justified In demanding nn apology for the nntinued Insulting treatment receivod at the hands of Chili. Thero is no question whatever that the President's attitude and recommendations will bo hustuinod by Con gressmen without regard to party, nnd that If Wtr must como the necessnry appropriations will bo frocly nud promptly glvon. A Iiiro majority of tho most level-headed nnd heft-Informed mombors of both IIousos nre firm in the belief thut tho demand ujion Chill for reparation will not havoto IUi pressed beyond tho point of tho President's message, for theso men think that when Chill is convinced that the United States is in dead carnost she will at onco apologize. Indeed, Minister Montt Is do ing ovcrythlnc In his power to create tho Im pression that hla Government is peacefully in clined, and that they only desiro tlmo for tho co";pletlon of tholr judicial Investigations. In a public interview Mr. Montt sain that ho wel comes the publication of tho diplomatic corre spondence of tho piibt two or throe months for he Is confident that it contains nothing that will add to tho eist!ng ill will bct.veenthetno count! les Senor Montt, In fuot, thinks that tho publication of tho correspondence will cause thn people of tho United States to ho pa tient, 'iho Minister Is In dally consultation with Mr. lilnino, and even to-d iy. w lion the Iat tet was unwell, the Chilian managed to get a few word i with him Tho frequency of Mlnlstor Montt's visits to the Secretary of State Is tho olilef ciuso of tho roportsso porsltontly made that Mr. lllulno is using his inlluonco against thatof President Harrison and Kecrotury Trucy In tho interests of peace at auy price. Kuch reports nre not founded on fact, und a momber ot tho Cablnot, who has been consulted as to ovory phase ot tho Chilian controversy, is authority for tho statement that the Secretary of Stato has all along stood as firm for the rights of the Unlt.'d Stntosasan) of his colletguos. In fact this mombor of tho Cabinet says that tho President has relied almost untlrely upon Mr. Blaine's advlco In making up his mind us to tho proper course to bo pursued. Whether justified or not, thoro Is a genulno war fooling beginning to pervade the air of Washington, and a splrltof unrost, unlike any thing known for many years, has settled upon the city. Congressmen, politicians, nnd pub lic officials talk war all day, nnd In the corri dors and rooms of the Navy Department all Is bustle und suppressed excitement The ante room out of which opons tho ofllio of Hecrotary Tracy Is llllod nil day with anxious callers very few or whom reach his official 'iir. His slnff of bureau chiefs are busy consulting mai s and deciphering cable gram, and tho erstwhile dreumy and half petrilled clerks have been Mlrrod Into a condition of activity thnt is surnrlMng in the extreme. The belief nnd hopo that thero will actually be a war, if only u little one, scums to be morn senernl among the Southern than tho Northern men In Congress. Delng horn light ers, theso men aro eagor for the fray. Thoy are also anxious to show how sincere they aro in tholr pronounced loyalty to tho Government and the old Hug. The action of Gen. Herbert of Alabama In Introducing a bill removing the military disability of tho ox-Confederates wus born Inrgely of tho desiro to put on loonrd the fact thnt Southern men aro now ns patriotic an their Northern brothers, and just ns anxious to maroh against aoommon foe. It is not likely, howovor, that Mr. Herbert's bill will pass, or that any serious effort will bo made in that direction. Tho corridors of the Navy Hepartment wero thronged nllday lu Congrossim n and oMlclals, whiKuniub invitation or volunturlly to full; with tho Secretary about the monopolizing topic. The only thing dono by the Navy Do partment to-day in tho way of dosputch writ ing was tho preparation of a reply to tho Inquiry of Commander Evaruj whether he should 1 .? J It "olendo. Peru. It, was decided that the Yorktown had better go to Oaliao with tha refugee. ni nvqlii (i,o rioj. nf f,tur compllcHtlns llil mi ans n week's absence ol the voel pom tho port of Valparaiso, r crimp, hut thoto Istitithlngshocundutliero inthnvvni of udo nunto defence of American intortt, and sbo Is evlilentlv more of n, menace than n moral In fluence. Minister I gun will hardly require hersuppott, foi ho and his famllv aioassured bj trentv stipulations safe conduct out of the country In tho event of war. The department received to-day several cipher dciqntclus from Commniidcr Kvans, nml the greater part of thu ii'tcrnnon was spcntltj putting them into rngllsh It takes some tlnin to decipher thco cabalistic men sagos, as the codou-ed bv thu nun is a lung "'io nnd complicated, 'i vvn officers, with ills hi vi lied hair and a fiiTUPd-nut look, nre kiq t locked In a room adjoining tho room of beerotun 'Jracj. nnd translate dcunitchcs which come from foreign ports, or cntivurt Into cipher the messiges which tho depart ment doslrcs sent under thlshccrct cover to Its officers abroad It takes sometimes nearly nil day to get tho correct wording of n cnblo message, and grent enro has to bo exer cised In translating an J preparing de spatches, that wrong mnstructlon may not n given The Information which has como to tho department to-day hns been nf an aggravating iintuie.nnd thero Isaddl tlonnl ovldenci'thiit thero is nnls onotourse, nnd that He In the direction of force, thnso who know Conimnndor Tvnns are fearful that h, may bn led Into opun rutiltiro with tho Chilluti". Ho Ins tho roiuitiitlon or being .1 man who will not tulto nnnsensu from any quatter, nnd Ids feelings In this wholo affair are ilcerly indicated in his mesnagns. Theso expressions havo been useful to the depirtment In forming nn Idea of the gravity of the. situation, nnd It Is snld that Hint tho withheld portions of theso communications havo served foru basis nf nil that tho Navy Pcpiittiient nre doing In tho way nf war preparation It Is also said that tho InrtrtittlntiH which went to Commander J-vann to-day were to restrain him from uny demoni.tintlou which o. uld be, inn Io usoof by tho Chillunx as an exuisu for iitldltlonal nffen-slvpties-. Any action no matter Imw just it prnvid, which would further unger thn t'hlllnn mob would bo dearly paid for. 1 hn forces nt tho command nt tlui Chilians outnumber in strength nnd flectlvcncbs the lonely Wk town, with her 0-iticli guns. Sho Is only a Ciinbont. Mr burins Crnmp. tho Phllndnlnliii ship builder, sp.jnt tho day at tho rietUrtmeiit and had several conferences with Mr Tracy. A great doal wos nicninnllshed to-day ut tho department In tho wu of strengthening thn navy faixu and putting things in reudlness for service. Iho details of u campaign wero fuithor advanced nnd the distribution of com mands nnd classes nf iluty mado. Capt. Muhan. the thooii.tle.il warrior nf tho service. Is still In the citv. and Is with the Sec retary fro nicntly llofo ululates hissehonifs In nn ntit-ot-tliu-wni mom in the naval Intelli gence olllci, and brings tho plans down to the socretnry. unci the two go over tho.ni, assisted in Iho hettorunilerMundingnfthoiirojoets l n huso map or the Chili in const, which stands on n chart rost luisldo Mr. Trucy'Hdesk. Of oouiso this campaign Is guarded with grot sierccj. It can be said, howuvor, without breaking con fidence, that if tho hostilities lonch tho two year stago predicted in some quar ters, tho command or operations in tho Pacific will tio reposed In Hear Admlril (Ihourrdl, formerly In chargo of thn J."w, io,r.V VVi ,'iar('' wl'" Admiral vvalkervUI probablv Iki second In command, fto vessels have been ilcspitcht'd to Valparaiso uptoto-niglit. hut the question has been quite sorliiusl) discussed, nnd it is not Improbable that Adniirnl Walker, with tho Chicago, At lanta, and llennington, will bo ordered around from Mnntevidoo to Viilpiu.iiso The mnv moot tho four ships and thn torpedo boat which lolt vulparat-n some dais ago lltlca for war and on a mjidorious orrand. Work on the four monitors which aro being prop i red for sea seri(, under thn Ilurean of ConstnU-tion goes mtively on. ThnMnntiitik isbein fitted out nt Phihidelohla. thu Co miincho at Mare Island, tho Nantucket at iiiookljn nnd the Passalo nt Norfolk. It hits not been dccldod just whit part these powerful craft will play In operations against Chill, but thoy will bo uscfukevqn in the event of no war ut all. In futuro coast de fence. They urn nffectlvovessels. and, nlthough built in lWi they all hnvo ten and eleven inches of nrraor. and each one. except tho .Co manche, is equipped with two 15-inch gnus. These, guns nre tho old tjpo of mu7zlo loaders, but this does not decrease thoir use fulness it they uro to bo used in. homo defence, whilo. If It bo doclded to send tho vo-sels to Chill, they can bo reidlly equipped with more modern guns. Tho Montauk and the Tassalc aro Lrlcsson built, tho Nintucket was built at tho Atlantic works lu Kast Iloston, and tho Comanche w.is launched at Jersey City. The fabrication of ordnnnco progresses, tho Washington shop continuing the twelve hour time. Thero uro plenty of guns on hand, nnd the only difficulty appears to bo in the dolav In securing tho carriages for mounting tho wi.ipons. Iho question of putting inch and a half plates on the osuvlus remains unsettled. It Is reported that tho idea is a fonsiblo ouo. and would not Interfere with the efficiency of tho dynamite cruiser. As she stands now sho is pervious to the shot from light batteries, a condition which makes herau unsafe craft in the presenco of an enemy. Tlio shells for tho vessel have been ordered and tho lightest plates which would have to go on the ship are on hand, so sho could ho muda teiidi for ser vice in a verv short time. Her commanding officer is v nry anxious to go to Chill and try his hand In tho gnut gamo which is promised thero in tho courso of threo months or so. Tho medical corps of tho navy has arranged the details for the i are ot thn sick and wound ed in tho ovontof wur.und tho collection ot medical nnd hospital stores has been com pleted. It has been suggested thata vessel, probably from tho inerchunt mat ine, ho lifted out as a hospital transport, with all tho con veniences for sick nnd wounded, und sontto the Chlli.ui coast. It Is proposed to send Dr. nn Itejpen, at present attached to the Sur geon General's ofllco of tho navy. In chareo of the trunsport. Tho equipment of vossels of tho North Atlantic squadron camo up for discussion again to-cluy. and tho various methods of get ting ammunition and stores to ships at presont on thn eastern bide ot the South American Continent wns considered. It is llkelv that a svstem of despab. h ships will b established betwoon tho straits of Magellan und Montevideo, which is tho furthest south the telegraph extends. 'J here Is bound to bo moro or less hovorlng around tho straits. nnd a station will havo to bo mado there. It Is suggested tint tho work of u despatch vessel could bo performed by tho revenue cutters which huvo thu dosired bpeed. Congressmen, ns a rule, aro unw tiling tn ex press their opinions as to the probability of wnrwith Chill, or whothcr tho united states would no justillud In proclaiming hostilities. The sny that It would bo Improper for them to anticipate tho messago of thu Prosldent by stating their views lor publication. It Is well known, however that a largo majority of the members f both Houses Imllov e that the United States has good grounds for declaring war, hut those who thine that actual conflict will occur are prohabli In iimlnorltl. TiikKun rcportorto night called on Representatives lteed. Mills, Ilolman. ltoutolle, nnd sovoral other promi nent Itopublieun and Democrats of tho Senate nnd House, but ull rofitsed to stuto whethor thoy regard war us justified or probublo. Judge Holmuii said hu did not think thorn wns a man In Congress who would talk on theso questions ut thn present time, ns they are apt to tin e illml upon soon to discuss them in their uil Ity as puhlio sei vants. Mr. Holinaii then added: "It is impossible, becauso Impolitic for me to cxptess any opinion as to tho probublo out como nt thu present status of our relations with Chill without having examined the olTlcial correspondence. Thorn stiould cortulnly not lie , undue haste In tho matter. Iliad u long conversation with Minister Montt Inst nvoning. and was deeply Impressed with his clear and Impartial giasp of the whole situation. and I am sure he is even thing ho tail to bring about a peaceful result." A few members havo talked a little In spite nt Judge Ilolman n pri diction, and their state ments printed in tho '( this morning show something nf tlui drift of opinion. Ilepresentutlvn O'.Nolll of Massachusetts said, If Chili does not apologise I don't sen how wo can avoid a conflict, but wo will hopo focthn host. I hardly think the affair will re sult lu war. but I believe tho country will up hold thu President. Said lleprosetitatlve Caldwell of Ohio: "I bollevo in maintaining tho honor of this na tion uud enforcing respect for her flag, nnd If wo havo to I (tin ono of thoso who uro willing to fight for.lt. Vot I bollevo that tho good judgment of thn authorities in Chill will lead them to do what thoy should do " "I or one." said ltopresimtutlvo Kills nf Ken tucky, who talked qulto fnrllko. "I think wo liavu temporized long enough with thn Gov ernment of Clilll. ant: I am in for a light I think the bkould huvo upolo glzod long ago Chill Us not shown tho proper spirit In tills mattm, hut has been In solent ull thu way through1. If It Is a wise of war, thurn will bo'iionntnr6vioiiilquli kurthun tho Southern men, who ' ould gladly avail themselves of tho opportun.t) to prove their lovultj tothulliig" ' Jerii Simpson Is opposed In w ir, nnd nvs hn will oppose It ut all linAirdH. "I'nderni i'lrcumbtunccs."sivs ho. "ihould this coun try, which professob to bo on of pent e, bn per mitted to declarowur. Wo havo nothing to gain by such a proceeding, und It would bo an everlasting disgrace to permit it" ..... . Congressman Boutllle said ; " I think that a trug-gle to ecuxe nparaUott from Chill would bo iv short ono oomparat.vely. Six months ''eamH ought tn bo enough for us to bring her ssmmmml to our terms, nnd wo couldn't have itemmmfl thought ot that a few years ago ho- (AMmmml foru our navy hnd dovolopod. Thn Vssamml Chilian leaders know that It would bo n short .smmml struggle. I In llevo, therefore, they will avoid ',' -Ammml getting Into it. Demands should bo pressed 'ammmV ilrtnly und uncemdltlonully for tho offoctlva ?ammfi withdrawal nf tho iilTeiislvoletter and apology tmmmfl for tho insults to our sailors." kH A Sl.tItTI.IAa lWVOR. emmfl The Yorhtown Hnld to nave lleea Fired jH Vpon b the Chilian. H WtsiiixriTov. Jan. 10 (Midnight). Naval and ?.H military circles wore thrown Into great ex- ammmml cltcraent this ovonlngliyu rumor which was, passed quickly from mouth to mouth that tha ' Vorkto.vn had been fired upon by Chilian sun ammmm! bo its. IbI Tlio rumor could not bo vo rifled, but It liaa Vemmmml ntturnllycrentod great excltomont l run imi cr.vvn oroitao niacmn, SttW Prepnrnllone hy the War and Navy Depart. ;H ments Vlena ofConEreeemen. llammmm! Wabiiisoton, Jan. 18. Tho war cloud, which rj a week ago was no larger than a man's hand. bbbH now envelops tho Wurand Navy department. j.Bmmmi A decided chango has come over officials la 't tmsl those two dopartinonts. Thoy nre loss retl- vbbbB cent. The events ot the past few days have ubibH stirred them up. and tho continued and per i'emmmm! sistnnt dlsiilny of hostility by Chili toward our f bbbH sailors and officers has changed tho feeling ot '1) foibouunco to one of contempt for tholr potty jeammmi Insults. On all hands tho feeling that war 11 ijbibibH iipprnnchlng Is expressed. Commodnro Ram- IbibH n. Chief oft be llur.enu ot Navigation, a very Mmmml pojltho but extremely conservative officer, LibH said this morning: "It looks wurllko thli -bibB rll Sectcturj Trno's office to-dny Wfl9 the scn bbbbI ot bustling activity. Bureau ofllcors wer bBbbI coming and going all dny. A number ot con tractors who am building Government TosselB aBami wero in consultation with the Secretary. As ' slstantSecrvtary Soloy was also in consulta H tlon with tlio Secretary for some time, and at Ai the closo of thu interv low sent for a number of bureau chiefs and gavo them Instructldhs. 'Emmmi Yestordn) u conference of naval officials was jH hold and telegrams sent to all officers who tBamV nro on furlough to i eport on board their ships bbCjE or ut tho naval station to which they aro as BBmi Blgnod nt onco. Orders to increase the forces '''lammmi ut all navy lards and rush work have also emmml heon issued. Secrotury Trucy this afternoon BBmmi cabled Commander 1 vans of tho Yorktown, at ' nlpiraiso. to proceed to Culluo, Peru, and 'iamH thero laud tho Chilian refugees now on board ''Kmrnmi thu Yorktown Dlsi retion wus glvon him as -i'sbhI to the timu of his sailing from Valparaiso. 'iH Sefior Montt, evidently appreciating tha fH giuvity nf tho situation, called at tho State SsbbbI Department to see siecretery lllulno. Mr- lammTarl illuinn hud not arrived, and Sefior Montt. after , bH wnitltig some tlmo, went to Mr. Illalno's rosl JimSBai dencu toseo him. Ills mission was too lm- sfaTaTaai portanttocommunlcato It to Assistant Hears J,tfeTeTeTai titty ut State Wharton, and tho latter was not TaTaTaTel awurn of his presence at the department ' !HH A report Is in in illation ugaln tn-duy that -trnmSj thedimcultynitli Chili will bu settled by ar- M bitrntion. bnt tho authority for It could not be rEemmi learned. It Is bald, howover, to he good. The tH pmgiammo Is said to bo to huvo an outside wBTaTaTaai powor. presumably England, to offer her snr- ''"ieTeTeTeTei vices as art itrator. nnd that the offer will '-.aVeTrffl be made to-dny or to-morrow. t Hefl Tim bITCAIION ONE OF LXTKEME QBiTHT. mftmC Tho action ot tho Chilian Minlsterof Forgn diBamH Affairs in connection with the refugees on !CsTaTaTaTai bo ird tho Yorktown. und tho spirited reply of BSmml Commander Kvans ot that vessel, was the svsaTaTal subject of much comment among mombersnf -tfaTsl Congress to-dav. and many remarks mado in laTaTaTal the cloak room or committee rooms-might 'bej , jTH consldero 1 signiiicant by tho Chilian Goyorn- aBal inunt us falling from tho lips nt Ronresenta- '"'MjBaVai fives In Congress. Whilo It cannot bo said that sTefel there is a radical war spiiit prevailing among Iw&m Congrussmen, it Is certain that many ot them 'ileftfl and this includes a number of members aHpjl usually conservative In their views and ac- iWbmTjI tlons will not hesitate to voto for war if tha .fCKei situation does not Improve. There la a unant leKS nous feeling in favor ot doing what is best to kBH maintain thu dignity of tho United States, hat SbbI members difToras to how that result should jsbbbbI nn accomplished, some bolng in favor ot war Jbbbb1 at once, w hllo others think patience and arbl- jbbbI tration is the hotter policy. From interviews mBBBni had to-day with prominent Congressman It U JKBRbI obvious that no partisanship will enter lota LvKbbI the controversy if thn matter is brought for- KStbbI ward in the House. " Patriotism, not politic," aamfnTai will bo the motto of nearly every man on tha Hl'Saml floor, whether he bo in fav or of war or agalmtt it kAbbbI Interest is increasing as Wednesday ap- fTiuS proaches, for Wednesday Is the day the por IT XI respondonoo is ox peotcd at the Capitol, "ws fflSl make history on that day," said a member ol ' vS'Wl tho House this afternoon, und tho significance ii$&& of this remark is understood and felt by a raMI number of other members who consider the iaEJi situation ono ot extremo gravity and are a lit aJK tie anxious as tn thu result particularly whon hTOti they consider what tho effect may be it they FLS&A xoto on tho wrong sidn on any radical question ij'SSJi that may bo firosontod. tSlil "I was brought up among Quakers." said BirTC one momber to-day, " and I havo been strong- B"5,3li ly onposod touuy war, but I do not care to be "BoWl, quoted on this subjoct for tho war feellnjz UK among my nssoclntos on the floor is so pro- P'sT'lE pounced thnt I may swing around to tho side I&TifW ol tho lighters not because lam anxious to be F$i1 on the winning side, but because, from what I fcriif havn heard, tlioro sooms to be no way of up- t itJIl holding tho honor und dignity ot the Stars and '; Stripes except by declaring war. Thesonti SMirS ment in fav or of warlike action is surprising." fi-Wfiif coxstnvArivB uttepancesl iSrl Members of tho Foreign Affairs Committee Vt'llll of the House do not hesitnto to talk about the &Xlirl situation, but thoy nro very conservative In jrilcj thulr uttorunces, and rightly so, for it leto VTiiVm that comnilttee that tho Chilian correspond- tt.WM enco will bo reforrod for action after it has WASm been laid boforo tho House, Mr. ltaynor o MUlll Maryland, a momber of thut committee, said nUal to-day. "1 hopo that war may bo averted. JSaffal I'very menus should he used for a pacific set- bbBbbI tlument of this question boforo this extreme IH remedy Is resorted to. The testimony should ,jH bocurufully scrutluind nnd thoquoationas tu gf-f-S-l how fnr tho (mvnrumnnt ot Chill has ris&Da! jiistllUd tho attack upon the American ilHu s illors should bn critically examined. 'jfAH Tlio report of tho judlolal investlga- bbbbI tion, mid especially thu recommendation vsbbH of tho Presidont will havo groat weight If sTbbH coneertod attack was made upon thu ore wot ubbbbI on vossol, aided by tho onieofe in Valparaiso. VbbbbI nnd thn legal und executive blanches oftn obbbI Chilian Government huvo justlflod thlt.pro- Y'bbH cet'dlng. nud havn not only done this," but bay emBH sent insulting communications upon tho sub- isemal joct, inir duty seems to be a plain on. In- ibbH volving as it does thu rights and honor, of tha bbbb ropublic As n member of the lorelgn Affairs )H Committeo I shall not como to any conclusion bbbb until tho iivbleucH Is submitted and time is bbbI glvon to deliberate upon it." 3Rfl vii:vs or Oman coxoiiiwsmbw. 'flfial "Thero is not going to be any war," said bwuI Representative O'Neill ot Missouri this morn JIM ing. "It is folly to talk ot it Home way will hsASi be found to escape It it wo try. All the chatter i pya uboutthoanti-Amerioan fouling In Chill is ab- l SW j surd, it we tuko tho peoplo as a wholo. The &MI8 educated and intelligent people ot Chili lira ??2?ili frlondly to this country and opposed to a war. Ksiir It Is only tho dwellers In the slum who want Ji'VlT to tight us. We might just nwell expect to KBlf have war mado upon our country by some ''Sli) other great power because of the act of a fjZil moo In tlio streets of ,Nuw York city. Wo can CtviiT well afford to be patient und forbearing with 4 'fiiS u nation only ono-twontlath our size. Hut KB?ifi if it is sottled that we must havo war. of 1IL'11 course there Is nothing to do but to vote sup- LlJ'jF plies und play tho hand out. Hut 1st us hope "iisti that wo shall not be called upon to dp that M21U There is something ultrnctlve in tho Idea of a Vjll smiill war, I suppose, to peoplo who want a BTMil chance to tost our big guns nnd our new ships. S?Kjft such nn opportiinltv as 1 ngland sought whon KViK tho Arnby Puslia revolt occurred in Egypt 4fef llut It seems to mo tuohcrlnuna quostlou to V.W'i7 be trend din that till pant win." ,, , RMS Mr, Cuiumlngsof Now ork said: I am in Mill favorof war it (hill n fuses to apologize and nlJH pay mi Indemiiltyto tlioso people. ' ftflSi Mr. Morsu of MassuchiisettH said ho D SilffH lloved that war would bo crui I and barbarous W$jM und against tho urbitiatioii ol ey ot the nlnp- MEM ti enlli ccntun. , He added: ' o undoubtedly fl iiiivu u ui'-eiu-nlnstt hill, but wo can afford to K&W li t it stand tn their debt upon our books, and ff3tH al Ido nur time for settU inunt by arbitration or jbbM othi ru isu. ( hlli is poor and has been rent by IBS civil u and rccintly emerged from a war bbVH with I'eiii. uiid tlio (oiintry Ih bankrupt and bVI imi'iiVi -Isin it, '1 be opulm e Is Ign irant. and SB theli milt I lea of tho military power of thu KM I tilted M ites is nbtiiliiiii Irom a (ovv old ft wo'deiiwui ships thut huvo icpicbunted the W t'ultod Stales navy in those waters. In the n words of a great soldier, "Let us have peace and abldo our time for reparation and initio." IQH Gen. Cutclilngs ot Mississippi said that II yym , the i'resideut la bis message alter haying dV MS!