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( - THE SUN, TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 1892. y '.H
I aoettlon of submitting to Intuit, contumely. I a indignity or to nght, I say fight." ,.- I District Attornoy Jamoa W. Bldgwat Mid: I ' Tho trouble with Chill originated, as I under I aland It from an unprovoked assault upon I Amerloan Bailors, nnd.nsn matter of course. .niniulttothe Amerlonn Government. From 'I the foundation of this republic tho honor nnd 1 i'lgnlty of our Government has nover boon lm peached. It was Wobstor who said that It wns b? to our union wo owo our consideration nnd M rllcnlty abroad. Hlinll that cood name of our country, untarnished for so many years, tie dragged In tho, mmt by a South Amerloan. niiiiMitlty It they, refuso to apologise, then ' WdSnt Mtehael J. Coffer of tho Board of AiVsrniousaldi "Settlo tho troublo amicably if in"sflblei If not. then 1 bollovo In sustaining !! ' dignity of thn Unrernment at all hazards, in tho etent of Chlli'M refusal to mako ropnra timi. tho Administration should nt onco tnko r lion ti'iidlnc toward bringing tho affair to n 'i-omndlli'lonnr of rubllo Works John V. A.1 ini" said: " War with Uhllt would bo ono of il,e mo-it Idiotic things tho United. States cmild possibly euter Into. If tho Unltod States u'oilil apply tho samo principles In this aflftlr that were fusl.ted upon n the New Orleans Iriiublw with Italy, tho result would bo peaoo ' UimmlsMoner Cotton said : " Chill should be punished If olio does not at onco npologlro or make redross. It Is time for the Unltod Mates to take a stand ono way or tho othon Hour people nro Insulted or molested. I bollovo tho united Mates should stand up and assert It self. In tho ovent of a war America would Win '"a' f' Orr. President of tho Produoo Ex rlinnut. snlri: " Althouch I think wo are very seblo In our war equipments, nevertheless If i'hlll hatreatod us with Indignity I hone the United State will sen lo Itnnd Insist upon and enforce proper protection and respect toward her cltUcns abroad. I have always looked upon this matter os one that oould bo paslly settled by an Intorohnngo of views and oulnlons without the untortunato ooudltlons which attend war." lioss Ernest Nathan said: Dy all means wo should uphold tho honor of pur country. Ohlll Is In the wrong and should be compnllodto apologize nml mako rcdrois. It arbitration luisfaMiod.thenletitbpwar." Boss Hugh McLaughlin said: "Chill insulted us and wlli not apologize. Arbitration baa failed to give us our rights, when a man Is right he Is entitled to fight, and especially Tor hut la righteously hi a.' F.vL'ongrcssman Felix Campbell sntd: I faior peaco at all times unless ft Is paid for by n nation's honor. Whon tho dignity of the Vnltod States lsntstako.I soy maintain Itnt any price. If Ohlll has refusod or neglected to sot tie this difficulty amicably, then tho Govern ment should tnko such action as will uphold heforo tho world the honor and pluck of our Mr. lFonryE,Plorropontsatd: "Delay In this case would not result disastrously to tho United btntes. If we had a, strong man thoro as tho representative of ourtGovernment.thoro it no douht but that a settlement could b renched. If oil other means fall, then there will probably bo war." Mr. S.V. White dictated tho following: "In answer to whether a war with Chill would he justinablo under tho present clreurastanees, 1 think eiortthlng depends on what Ohlll is goingto do about It in the imniedinte future. Thero seems not to bo n roasonablo doubt that our marines wero assaulted and murdered by Chilian police, as woll aslbya mob of lawless men. They wero singled out bocausethey wore our uniform. The plain duty of our Gov ernment is to make that uniform to be re spected In the future. That should bo done peacefully If we con. forcibly If wo must If I'hlll will apologize and give an indomnlty to those injured, thero should not be war and i :ll not be. "Concerning tho probabilities as to Chills course, I hopo thero may bo good sense enough tonvoldawar. but they aron hotheaded hit, spoiling for a tlcht abroad to avort Insurrec tion at home. And so there aro very grovo reasons to apprehend hostilities. Do I ox poet our Government to stand firm in Its demands ? Of course it will stand firm. So far tho Ex ecutlto has had all tho responsibility, and. in deed, all tho Information. As soon ns tho facts aro communicated to Congress tho re sponsibility shuts, and thoro will not, in my judgment, bo any divided sentimont. We have many parties, but only ono country, and as soon ns it Is apparent that our national honor is Involved Congress will back tho Exocutlve with men and money without limit. "In regard tothooutcomo of tho war, I say tlint for somo time Chill will inflict more dam age on us than we will on them. Thoy have no commerce to prey upon, nnd whllo ours Is not largo compared with that of England and Germany, it is very considerable. Wo fight away from home they fight on their own ter ritory. But when onco there Is tiro a to get Milps and men to tho front. 3.000.000 aro not a match for tiri.OOO.OOO. and of courso tho na tional dignity will bo maintained. I shall ro gretto see any war. But If it awakens our people to tho necessity of proper coast defence- and a fitting navy. It will Insure ub ficrm now on an unending peace." " Jl.RSEY CITY FOR 1TAR IF XECESSARI' The Honor ana Dignity of the Unites Statu Must Bs Maintained. Tho leading men of Jersey City aro almost unanimous in tho opinion that the United Statos Government should maintain its honor and dignity In tho disputowlth tho Govern ment of Chili, even if It becomos necessary to resort to tho extremity of going to war. Gen. William F. Abbett, a son of Gov. Abbett and Judge Advocate-General of tho National Ouard.sald yesterday: "I think .war should bo declared against Chill unless proper apol ogy and reparation is mndo by the Chilian Government. The United Stales, with Its present naval forco and Its resourcos, ought not to back down from any nation on tho face of tho earth when it Is In tho right It will bo a lasting disgrace If our Government does not insist on having thn wrong righted," what do I think of tho propriety of tho united .States declaring war against Chili?" asked Col. Charlus W. Fuller, repenting tjio re porter's ouostlon. Col. Fullor is ono ot the Prominent llepubllcans of Now Jorsey. Ho has .served a ioim in tho Assembly and was htatelbuperlntondont ot Education. " I think It is a picayune business," he said after a mo ment's hesitation. "If tho United State Is polling for a light, why doesn't It tnko sorrio bpdyof Itsslzo? This dlsputo seems to mo like a mastiff growling nt iv pood I o, Bupposo some sailors from n Chilian vossel landed hero a Jersoy City, went on a rackot got into a l Km. nud wore licked by somo ot our pooulo. do you supposo Chill would bo justified in sending liar uuvy hero nnd blowing us all irtto in thcreeusV 1 think this dlsputo is only child s play, and beneath the digultyot full grown men." tol. Samuel D. Dickinson, rostmastor of Jersey City, said: "I think tho Unitod States oughUlrbttobo suro It is right, und thou go ahead, ' ,'"' Gilbert P. Robinson, who was abrovot lirlg.iillor-Gonornl onltho Union side during the lato wur. said: "Thn American II. ic (iughfc t ho ii protection to an American oilben In iinv part of the world. Our Government is altogether too slow. Theto hns boon a groat Uc.il of timo wasted In dlplonmtlo corrospond euco over this aflulr. If an American clflijn. and especially a party of American sailors wearing tho uniform of our nnvy. cannot land on n foreign shorn without running the risk of ''In.tiittiipkcd and murdorod, then what pro tection Is thero in Amerloan citizenship I Jin c.iioivnrr Yes. tho Government should do cl.iraw.tr without any further dillydallying." lupt, Benjamin Murphy, nnothor votuinu ot I-iI' war, ho Is now Chief of I'ollco of Jersey uty.buld: "If swot n statements mado by our siiiluisut tho examination beforo the Board of oiikvrsof Sun Francisco uro trim, tho Govern nii'Lt shoulit decline war ngninst Chill without 'my hesitation, unless Chill makes nmpUi r.nuMi.t-i. Chill should bo Untight to terms. If joi no other ic.iion than us a warning to othor ii.uhuis ,,it American cltlzonsiiro always mid I'lerivhi'ro under the protection of tho Amor-i-'ivMiv und cannot bo assaulted with iux I unity," .ilayor Orestes Clovelnnd Is opposed to war. lie mm i ,o not think thn dlffnronoos exist ing between tho United States nnd Chnfhovo nmunmd suoh shnpo on pniiur yut as to mako It wise or proper for us to declaro wur. Tho J!.iJi"?'V0 cominunicatl.m his Ikioii ordoied Jiithdrawii .mill I bolloio Chill dosires peace, imier such circumstances it would not bo i it for ,i gro.it nation llko tho Unllod States .'au ,")' dec hirn war.' I know that certain i.i publlcaiih duMm to proeiuitato h war. in tho i'V:'v,i",iltwn.rY"ul'l '.,0 popular and would ,;',', f'hat party in again, but to doclaro wnr ii Ihoutiiioiioi-effort to avoid It is no longer ! i J ,.'iC'.an,J ll,.u K1"0"1 moral sonso of tho poo. Wo at this country la against war If it can lino tni 'JZ .to a,l,,l,d' Tho party that preelpl rw,anWarw'.""weillc.nntl" "ko Chill will SSiin.?mcrCftt m'stnko. In my opinion. I ara nSt ?.ir?xeSlit.ft ,l la"t resort, and I do tlwtltaKoyet?' QU reached iiotr iue w.ni ovli) bb rdvam. Otn. llowsN Doesn't Think It Will Cnme, nut TnlU Mow We'd Meet It. Gen. 0. 0. Howard. Maior-Ooneral of the Army, was scon at Governor's Island by a Bus rejiortor yoMorday afternoon. IIo wns ap parently more a!arruod.about tho fog tlmn tho war cloud wliloh Is hovorlng ovor us. Ho did mt ivniit tho wontlior to got to thick that It would piovont his coming ovor to Xuw York In ih evening to deliver his locturo 'on Gen. nhcrman In the Scotch Church. When askod what tho prospects were for a '."L"1 ChiU' ho thought minute and then replied; V "k '"d,ftrtW,HiAl3tiULCaiWJt nBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBal ' all probable. But still It is within the realm ot .roMibllltr. A war with England, or Russia, or Spain, or Italy, or some ot the ambitious lltllo Oovornmenta in the southern part of North America is not likely to ocour. but. hoTerthlos. It Is possible." Gen. Howard said that the Insurgents ot Clilllhid beon very muoh exerclsod over the Itatn incident, nnd by our slow rocognl ion of what appeared to thom to bo their rights. Tho Slnto Department Is laboring ullh wisdom and forbearance, ho sa d. to settlo ninlcably nil dlfTorences bt'liyeoii this eminlry nnd Chill, and ha thought "no department's work would bo sticcessluL But thoro is imlyono ultlmntonppc.il for tho final disposition of a dlsputo llko this, if nil ".'."PR B.,nt arbitration should fall. If Chill should hold out against every rea spnublu argument." ho continued, "nnd .de clare llmt sho had boon Improperly treatod: If she should perpetrate such acts against us as othor notions hnvo perpetrated at the begin ning of war. then wur would bo declurod and 'entered unon." Gnu. Howard believes that tho first thing Chili would do would bo to ally herself with som iMiverful nntlon. NoW'i.lo moet aggrorslon from abroad." Gen. Howard said, "a country situated on tho sea should hnvo threo lines ot dofonco. First. too navy Itself: second, forts, torpodoos. and harbor- defence vessels, nnd third, tho army proper, lnourcaso woaro partially supplied with a navy: wo have some good guns ot old pattern mounted at principal harbors, and u number ot submarine, mines that could bo ntlllted to shutout nnnemy. Then we have all tho tugs, yachts, and harbor boats which, Httcd up with n, long spar In front and somo dynamite, could bo used to protsot the en tmneA.to tho harbor. With those means ivo might be nbla to keep an euemy outot our Pacltlo coast harbors. "Bntf assuming that thesn should not bo enough, should an army attack fall, and fur thon that ono harbor, Snn Diego, for Instance, should como Into full possession ot tho enemy. thejiaUold army would have to bo equipped and organized In ordorto regain that harbor. " Tho ultlmato dirootlon In which a hostile foreewould act from San Diego would be up tboeaast toward Snn Francisco, probably at tacking San Franoisco at the same time from thti's'c'a. In such a contingency tho Unltod Btatos would couccntrnto troops as rapidly as possible as neurtho front or tho enomy s action as would bo safe, and mako a rapid movement toward 1.0 a Angeles. Probably. liowovor, that place would fall into tho hairds of an enemy before we could gathor thoro a sufficient num ber of troops to act against no invading army. Then wo might concentrate on tho linoot tho Southern Pacille Railroad, south ot San Fran cisco nnd tho Sncramonto Valley. " Via havo nvallablo, probably, not more than 10.000 troops of our present regulnr array for suoh a campaign. Tho remainder of tho troops .would bo needed whero thoy aro now stationed to guard tho people from local troubles or foreign attacks. Consequently, tho States would bo called upon to furnish mon to meet tho foe. A few States would sond us woll-drlllod militia, but they would bo un accustomed to field service and campaigning. Nearly all of tho Statos. however, could furnish us nothing hotter than raw recruits. Asa re sult, wo would suffer tho greatest loss ot life nt Urst. " Our plrie would bo to confine tho enemy within ns closo limits as possible until by equipping and drilling our green forces wo should ho strong enough to mnko an oggres sIVo light While we might bo defeated In ono or more engagements, oventually wo would cortalnly drive any hostilo forco that could probably bo landed on our shores. Tho at tempt , however, would necessarily cost us many lives and millions of dollars In money because of our unprepared condition. " Wo hnvo made groat strides in the last five or ten years toward this preparation so far as our navy is concerned. Wo are also making fair progress so far as forts, torpedoos, and harbor-rTejenoe vessels aro concerned. Wo hnvo superb sets of breech-loading mortars that cover a wide Held of approach and far out: wo hnvo splendid brooch-loading cannon ot thn. largest rango and grentost ponetrating power: ivn havo swift nnd suro torpedo boats: wo havo formidable floating batteries, and wo hnvo sencoaut guns which spring up like magic, do their work, and then run to Instant safoty. "But our movable army lain just the same condition as to numbers nsitwas twenty years ago. The largo number of trained soldiers who camo out of the war of tho robolllon havo riks'ed nway or aro too old to tnko part In any uturo military operations. So wo must be gin, should a war come, at the very beginning and go vory slowly In order to prepare an ef fective army, aud then mobilize It." Gen. H. L. Abbot. President of tho Engineers' Corps, wns found In his oftlco. sitting before a groat map of North America nnd playing upon a typewriter. He wns preparing a report which he was to tnko to Washington In the afternoon, and had timo only to say: "Wo can lick Chill or any othor country without any trouble." I.leut.-Col. Wood. Ailmtant-Gonernl ot the United States rpcruitlne serilco. snld: "I ioirtrftiink that thero will be a wur. War Is a terrihlo thing, nnd n great many men would be killed on both sides. If there Is an honora ablo way to got out ot this troublo wo ought to find It, Thero are two sides to evory question, nnd until the full corre spondence In this Chilian matter Is laid before us wovought to witho'd n dotlnlto opinion. Thn longer tho thing is loft alone the easier it will be arranged. In my opinion." STATU TROOPS AVAILABLE. Net York Hn 14,000) and the Country Mao 1 00,000 Trained Militiamen. A'dj't.-Gen. Porter was not sharpening his sword or loading his pistols yosterday when a Sum reporter found htm, because they did not need it Tho New York State troops, number ing now about 13.000, woll equipped and well drilled mon. could bo massed in this olty with in twonty-four hours. Just exactly what could he done with them after thoy wero hero is an unsettled quostlon. Some of the Notional Guardsmen assert that thoy enlisted for duty in this Stato, and that tho President has no powor to order them out of tho State. If theso National Guardsmon will consult tho United States Itovlsed Statutes on this subject thoy will find that tho President can order the Stato troops out to ropel an Invasion; in ensoot re bellion against the laws ot tho United States or to enforce tho Federal Inws In a State, or It ono State asked for assistance he mny call out thomllltlaof any oilier Stato to givothat as sistance. Tho President Is commander-in-chief ot tho uraiy nml nnvy and militia of tho United States. Whether this means that the Stito troops In tho nvontof a, war with n foreign cmintry could bo called upon for servlco out bldo of thn Unltod btates is u question that hus Ui'ver boon testod. "I don't think that tho Now York troops would' bo called on for such scivlce." said Adjt.-Ooti. Portor yesterday. "Personally I nm In favor ot strong mensuroson tho part of thn United States unless ('hill makes sutls fiHtory reparation. From purely selfish mo tives I supposo that llui navy out! thonrmy and ninny of tho members of tho National uuard iioulil llko to sen hiicIi a war declared. When tho llidieiy disputes wero under consid eration wo reooned n eiiiiiiiiuiilcation from tho Secrotiry of War unking how many Stnto trooim could bo massed at Ogdunsbiirg. on tho northern boundary of tho Stato. and our reply was 10.000. At thn present moment tliu National (iiiiird of this State could tnko the Held nt onco without any prelimi nary drill or instruction. Tho innmliois ol tho National Guard h.ivn been receiving tivury year I'M-nlloiit distinction In practical camp wurk nt lVekskill. and they would know oMictly what to do in uti netuiil campaign. I tV) not suppose that It is tho purpose nf tho Government to Increase tho standing iirmv. nnd Hi cusii of war tho next ln.t thing tntho regulars would ho tho Mntotioopn of which thero ii en now mom than loo.OOO. Tho me inborn nf the National Guard, ns a liilo, inn mon of Intelligence, and a littlnex loilfhco in actual warl.un would mako excel lent soldiers of tliuiu. Intelligence nnd hruv ery for nf cnuisu otoiy man Ih biipnonod to ho liriivo to a degree, Im't ho Is not nil. however. Thn host liloiid of tho country wns represented nt Bull Klin, but (hero was lack of discipline, nnd, tho mon did not know what to do. Tho members of thu National Guard now da know what, to do, and all that thoy noed is experience. I do not supposo tlrntln the o wilt of u war thoy would hnoulol'od out. butlt Is posslhlo thut on u call for volun teers separate oigiiiiizatlons In tho guard would volunteer. At any rate a discussion ns to the actual inlue ot our Statu 1 1 oops mid what they may bo called unon to do In un emergency Is of Interest nnd vnfiie." Adjt.-Oen. Porter's last rcpoit shows that tho Nntlonnl Guard ot this Stato consists of four teen mgimonts. ono battalion, nnd forty-live seprato. companies of Infantry. Ilvo bnttoiius of artillery. one troop of cavalry, and thieo signal corps. Thisrepoit showsttiiit thornnro TiHofllcoirt und lU.ra:i enlisted mon, making an aggregate of 13,743 officers and men. The Naval llesorve has boen mustered into tho National Guard since this report was Issued, and'brlngs tho total up to more tlmn 14,000 men. Oldf. ALQER WAS 38 A SETTLEMENT. Chill Is Too (Small a Nation, Ha Says, for Vm to Attach, Dr.Tr.oiT, Jan. 18. Tho Tribum publishes an authorized Intorvlow with Gen. It. A. Alger, who hns just returned from Washington. Abkod nbout tho Chilian war talk, ho said: "i'ltero Is a good deal of it In Washington, and war tuny bo thooutcomn of the present situation. The army and nnvy aro naturally In favor of It, and their Influence Is bolng folt. Wnr preparations always excite tho masses of the people, too, and tho war policy le apt to bo temporarily popular on that account. But It does not soera to me that we have yet oxhaust dJSaJtlmato Qd proper nmnj for effecting" 8 sacoful settlement nf our difficulties with hilt We are a nation of 05.000.000 intel ligent, wide-awake, woll-sovernod people, and wo aro proposing to go to war with a country whoso whole population docs not number morn than 2,700.000, which Is many thousands of miles away from us, and whloli is. In fact, so intorlor to tho United States that war with It scorns almost llko trespass upon our owntllg nlty. It soouis to mo that it would bo both prudent nnd proper to sond a commission to i'hlll. provlous to n determination to begin hostilities, with a view of thus securing ample repnrutlon nnd avoiding an appeal to arms, which would probably snorlllcc not less than 10.0(H) lives and cost $300,000,000." " Whnt If thn eommlsslou failed ?" "Wnr would then bo lnovltnblo of course, and I only refer to tho matter of appointing n commission ns n means of honorably avoiding hostilities. Tho Unltod States is commlttod to the polloy of arbitration. 1 would not lowor the dignity of. tho American ling, but simply urge that wo Hie up to a standard whloli wo have ourselvns set. Thoro has boen ono good result, however, of the war senre. It has con vinced our people of the nocesslty tor a strong navy, and 1 nm glnu ot It" HIE CUILZAN ARMr Not lormlrfahU Except Upon Paper, but Made Up of Fighters. The Chilian nrruy Is formidable only on pa per. In 188.1 it contained two regiments ot artillery, tan battalions ot Infantry, nnd threo reclmonts ot cavalry, with 1,023 officers and 12,450 men. By the law ot 1894. howsvor. this establishment was reducod. and limited to 10.410 mon at most. In 1801 the strength otthe standing army on paper had fnllon to 307 officers nnd 5,710 men, organized In olght battalions of Infantry, two roglmontsof field artillery, throe regiments of cavalry, one battalion of sappers, and ono battalion ot coast arttllory. The effe-ctlvo strength of this army, however, was estimated by a Gorman Colonel last year ns only ".305 men. for during 1890 no fewer than 1,158 had deserted, Thore is universal liability to service In Chill, and thoreforo thero is tho fiction of a "people's army," such as is supportod in Franco and Germany, but in fact most soldlors nro pressed Into the sorvlce and aro paid to stay In it. whllo exortlng all their political in fluence to got out When political lnfluonco falls, an unwilling soldior merely takes his caso Into his own hands and doserts, ns tho figures just quoted show. Tourists in Chill frequently havo much to say about tho. strength and efHclenoy of tho tiro dopnrtmonts In the largo cities thoro. 1 ho explanation of this is that every 11 re man is exempt from military service. As It Is not customary In Chill, howover. ns It is on tho Continent to drill thn flro and poltco organiza tions for sorvlce In the field, tho Chilian lire mon would not bo any moro available font war than tho rawest recruits from tho provinces. Besides Its 2.305 regulars the Chilian Gov ernment has. In times of peace, a National Guard of 4H.00'J men and 2,110 officers, to which every Chilian able to bear arms Is sup- fiosed to belong. Tho National Guard, like ho regular army, is much moro considerable on paper than In reality. At tho beginning of last year It wns estimatod to contain but 27.000 men and 1.055 officers, poorly drilled and armod and almost undisciplined. This force Is divided among thirty-four regiments ot Infantry and threo soparatn companies, eleven squadrons of cavalry, and a fow old-fashioned batteries. "Thn organization of tho Chilian army." wrote a GormanmllltnryauthorltylastFebruary. "Is n pretty wrotched affair, and patriotio Chilians have long urged a thorough reform. Tho training Is hardly bettor than the organiza tion. So. for Instance tho cnvalry ts drilled according to tho Spanish systom of 1807. On tho other hand, tho weapons nf tho regular army are sufficiently modern. Tho field artil lery has Krupp guns, and the lnfnntry has Mnnnllchor rltlos. Tho ammunition factories nnd repair shops are under tho supervision ot German officers." ... . . Not tho least of the serious defects of tho Chilian army is that it hns an amazingly largo number of commissioned officers. livery bat talion has ono Colonel, two Majors, and two Captains. Tho chnngo, moreover, from tho fieaco formation to tho war formation has been n no way provided for. Thowenknossof tho Chilian army is moro tho result of poor management of War Minis ters and Inspectors General than of lack of good material. Tho Chilian soldlors are' fair lighters, ns TiO.OOO of thom showed In tho war with Bolivia and Peru somotwelvo yonrs ago. Tlieynre. besides, hardy and uncomplaining, and of phenomenal endurance. In tho last wnr the Chilian infantry did somo astonish ingly good marching. Marches of thirty or thirty-three miles n day, beyond tho power of the highly trni nod European troops, woro for thom nothing extraordinary. Tho caialry showed similar ability to withstand fatigue. Marching day and night it several times covorcd sixty or moro miles ut a stretch. The secret ot this endurance of thn mountod soldiers is thnt every Chilian is nt homo on horseback and that every horeo. whon ridden at a gallop, tho only gait of tho Chilian cavalry, has almost inexhaustible strength. Because the Chilians nro famous riders, how ever, it is not correct to draw tho Inference that they arn poor pedestrians. This is shown not only by the work of tho infantry In tho wnr with Poru, but also by tho records of tho couriers and professional runnors. Tho latter otten cover forty-flvo or fifty miles a day. al though carrying burdens ot forty pounds on their shoulders. That from such material lino soldiers can be mado is self-evident CHILI'S XATY AUD OURS. The Available Veeeela at Command la Case or War. Chill's best war vessel, and the only one which gives our nnvy nny concorn, is the Cnpl tan Prat: and fortunately this has not yet come into her possession, being still under con struction at Les Forges et Chantiors de la MtSditcrrantio ot Toulon. Tho Prat Is an ar mored stool battlo ship ot 0,000 tons displace ment, a littlo larger, thorofore. than our Malno, nnd was launched Dec. 20.1800. It is belloved that sho Is now complete with tho ex ception of rocoivlng hor battery. Sho has a belt of 12 Inchos of stool, and is credited with a spoed of 10 knots. Hor powerful armament inciudos. In tho first plucc, four OX inch Cnnot brooch-loading rifles mounted in bnrbotte turrets, ono forward, one aft and one on each sldo amidships. Contrnl loading tubas enablo those guns to be londed in nny position, and the thoroughly modorn chnractor of tho vossel Is shown by the substitution ot electricity for hydrnulio powor in working tho guns and turrets, whllo tho latter can bo workod also by hand in caso of nood. In addition thoro are eight 4Mnch Canet rnpld-flro guns, mountod on spoclnl carrlagos in pairs, in closed turrets, two on each sldo of tho ship. Thosocarrliites also can bo oporatcd either by hand or by electricity. The secondary battery consists of sovon Maxim machine guns, six revolving cannon, and eight rnpld flro guns of small callbro. together with four Canet torpedo tubos. Taking together her speed, hor armor protection, nnd her gicat battery powor, the Capltan Prat surpasses any thing that wo havo at prosent ready to moot her. Tho quostlmt whether sho will ho do llvcred to Chill by hor contractors before tho nutbicak of hostilities, supposing that war should actually occur, is a highly Important ono. If sho should not ho so dellvoind, she would ho of no uso to tho Chilians, since shn would undoubtedly bo detained by tho Fiuneh Government. Two othor new vessels. launched nt I.a Seyno in Juno and Soptnmper. 1800. nro tho President!) Krrazuriz mid Pioldonto Pluto, Theso havo been delivered to Chill nml mo ready for son Ico. Thoy aio protected ciulsers of 2,080 tons displacement, or just nbout that of tho Detroit and her sister ship launched recently at Baltimore, Thoy ham it length , if '.'OS feet by n breadth of '.Wi. ami am built fur spoed. Tho Urrnzurl?. In trials under induced draught, ran six times over the measured coifse of 1U,' nautical miles, unit hor uiei.igo speed was 18 2-5 knots. Under iiuttiial draught tho ronuhes 17W knots, 'i'bo two ves sels aro certainly speedy, and it is snld that they can steam 4,500 knots nt the rale of 12 knots per hour, without reconllug. They havo batteries of rapid lire guns, but wo have plenty ot much moro powerful vessels to taku euro of thom. Tho Esmeralda was considered in her day tho best all-around crulsorof hor typo alioat. Sho was launched In Juno. 1883, nt thn estab lishment of Sir William Armstrong ,t Co, bho is a protected cruiser ot 2,810 tons displace ment, and originally carried tiro 10-inch and six (Mnch Armstrong guns, it has slncn been snld thnt tho heavier guns did nut vvoil; well nnd wero replaced by olhers, Shu has, ,i com so. u n auxiliary battory. This was tho vessel that was sent to convoy tho Itnta in tho San Diego affair, and there was no little specu lation as to tho result of a hostile meeting be tween her and the Charleston, when the latter ROYAL is the only Baking Powder Absolutely Pure. dovolop about 0,500 horso powor, giving her n speed of olghtoen knot. Tho Atmlrnnto Coohrnno ot 3.500 tons. Is a casom'atcd battlo ship, built at Hull in 1874. from doslgns of Mr. K. J. Heed. Sho was a sister ship ot tho Blanco Kiicnlnda, which was sunk by ft torpedo In Cnldcra harbor last April. Tho former ossol husn new armament, con sisting of flvu 8-lndi 14-ton Armstrong breech londors In the gun-deck, casemate, whllo a sixth originally belongod to tho bntlery but proved defective Sho also has a numbor ot notahktss rnpld-flro guns and ' rovolving cannon in her socondnry battory. Sho has two abovo-water torpodo tubos forward and ono aft with a sparo tubo oarrted amidships. It wan reported somo time ago that tho Blanco Encalndawas to bo ralBod.lt possible, hut It remains to bo suon whether Chill will attempt to uso hor again. At all events, hor mate, the Cochrane Is an effective ship, with her good battery and hor ll-lneli armor at tho wator lino: but sho is too slow, her engines develop ing only 2.000 horso power, and giving her a speed of nbout twolvo knots. Tho Hnascar Is an iionclad of about 2.000 tons displacement, captured from Peru, In 1870. SliowaB built in 1805. nnd has but 4!. Inch armor nt tho water line, with OS nnd 8 inches on tho turrot Sho carries two 12-ton Armstrongs nnd two 40-voundors, is slow and altogothor not formidable, ..,.. The principal othor war vessels of Chill aro hor torpodo craft, and in theso she grently ox cols our navy. Most notloeablo among thom nro the pair of torpedo cruisers, tho Almlranto Lynch nnd Almlranto Condoll. Thoy wore launched by the Laird Brothors early In 1800. and tho former promptly distinguished horselt last year, shortly after, hor complotion, by sinking tno Blanco Kncalada, as already men tioned. Thoy hnvo a length of 240 feet n beam nf 27.'. nnd a drought not exceoding 10 feet Thoy have 38 wator-tlghtcompnrtmentB.a con trnl bulkhead, separating the two onglno rooms nnd tho two seta of tiollers. Tho follow ing additional description Is given ot thom by our Bureau ot Naval Intelligence: The nmolilnery space it protected by steel bnlkbeidL vtenillngfrom bllire in trunwnle, sntl tormlnirtbecnal lmnker. Two pair ut trlple-expanilon ennlnea give 4.G0O 1. II. P. ana an eitlmated speed ot tweuty-one anots lottery: Tbree HotchtUs 14-ponniler R. F. O, two on tbo foreraMle ami one art; rouru-pounder It. it. r. and tnlntlln. Five torpedo tubei aro ntteJ, ouein the low and four on broadside. Themi t ! bnve g-nod freeboard at tbe endi. high platform torthutiow and stern gunsbelnireeoured by a topgallant rorecaetle nnd half poop which g-tve ample apace for the accommodation ot orQccrs and men. In thelrtrlals tho Lynoh made a mean spoed of nearly 21 H knots, whllo tho Condell appar ently did still bettor, slnco In a throo hours' run at sea, with most unfavorable weather, with heavy wind and rough wator. sho se cured 21H knots undor mi Indicated horso power of 4,350. In hor trials for coal endu rance n continuous run of six hours at elovon knots gavo a consumption of only eighty-eight pounds por knot so that at this rato tho Con dell hns a steaming radius ot 2.500 miles, with a normal coal supply of 100 ton". Besldos theso two vessels Chill has ton flrst class torpedo bouts and two socond class, and a goodly supply of Whitehead torpodoes. which sho has latolyaugmented. There Is no doubt whatever that she Is better oqulpped than our forces In this particular, but our shlps would profit by tho exporlonco oMMn Blanco Kncalada, which did not take suitable precautions against a surprise and also WKs poorly manned. The O'HIggln". a wooden corvottoof 1.100 tons, built In istt7.wns ilnmngod in an engage ment with tho Valparaiso forts last year. The Mugellanos. a composite gunboat of 050 tons, built in 1874. nnd carrying ono 7-inch ride and some rapid-fire guns, was damaged at Chaflitral last April in an engagement with the Lynch, tho Condell. nnd thu Snrjonto Aldea. but drove them all off. Tho Aldea. n 70-ton torpedo boat, wns nearly blown to pioccs In this light The Clmcabuco. of 1,100 tons, nnd thoAbtao. of about tho samo displacement, an unarmored corvotto, carrying small batteries, and with them mny be put the Pilcomnyo of 000 tons. Perhaps a word should bo given to tho armed transports. Tho Imperlnlo. of 2,700 tons and 3.(ioo horse powor. with a speed said to bo 10 knots, wns hullt at Birkenhead. In 1880. for tho Companla Sud Americana de Vaporos. Sho was seized by Balmacoda and supplied with a battery of twelve guns, threo of them rapld-llring. Thn samo company owned tho Bio Bio. of 713 tons displacement, built nt Glasgow in 188, and also our old acqualntnneo tho Itnta. of 1.70(1 tons, built at Liverpool in 1873. A third vessel nt this company, tho Malpo. built at Glasgow In 1SS2. of 2.2Ij tone, was captured by tho Congress party from Balmaceda under tho guns of tho Valparaiso forts. Two othor ves sels, used as armed transports last ynar. and holonging to tho Pacillo Steam Navigntlon Company, wero tho Iron steamer Chiloo of 2.300 tons, and tho Aconcagua of 4.100 tuns. Tho latter is said to havo 14 li knots speed. Sho was Injured In thoCnldera light wltli tho Lynch nnd Condoll. Somo minor craft such ns the school ships for tho naval collngo at Valparaiso, which hus nlnoty cadets, ana tho despatch nnd sailing vessels, nood not ho mentioned in detail. Tho porsonnol of tho Chilian navy consists of nbout Summing up tho wholo matter, thn Prat Is a 300 officers and about 1,000 sub-officers and sailors. really formidable vessel, but Is the only one that nood glvo us much concern. Tho Coch rane. Lsmernlda. Krrnzurlz. and Pinto, with thn torpedo fleet headed by tho Lynch mid Condell. would cortainly hnvo to bo looked out for. but thoy would bo quite overmatched by our vossels. UXCLE SAM'S NAVT. The forces that can be Immediately brought to bear on our sldo against Chill comprise, to begin with, n dozen modorn steel unarmored vessels of the protected crulsor typo, mount ing moro than 100 high-power, broooh-loudlng ritlos ot tho (1-Inch and 8-Inch calibre.! in fact our only steel cruiser which has not been mndo available for this purpose is tho small est of them, tho Petrel, which, with her four guns, hns beon sent off to China. Beginning llrst with tho vossels now In tho Pacillo. ready to bo concentrated along tho Chilian const, wo hnvo tho Baltimore, of 4.400 tons, carrying four 8-lnoh ana six 0-Inch guns ; thn Charleston, of 3.730 tons, carrying two 8-lnch and six O-inch guns: tho San Francisco, of 4.083 tons.cariylngtwelvo (1-inch guns; tho Boston, of 3,100 tons, carrying two 8-Inch and six (1-Inch guns: tho Yorktown, of 1,703 tons, carrying six il-inoh guns. All these vossels nro well supplied with rapid flro and machine guns In their secondary bnttorics.und all havo good spoed, tho Charleston being classed as nn IS-knot shin nnd tho San Francisco und Ball i more ns lu-knot ships. Turning from thesn vessels on tho Pnclflo station to AdmliallWnlker's squadron now nt Monteildeo, roady to proceed to Chill through the M raits of Magellan, wo find It Including tho flagships Chicago, 4.500 tons, with her splendid battery powor of four 8-Inch mid eight 0-inch guns: the Atlanta, of 3,100 tons, with twoS-lucli and six 0-Inch guns; tholloii nlngton, of 1.703 tons, with six d-luoh guns. All llieso aro modern steel vessels, and wo need nut reckon tbo wooden craft on that sta tion thu Ks-iex, 1,375 tuns, und tho luntle. BOO ton. Tim third squadron Is that of Bear Admiral Baiiernlt (lliernrdi, which is now stationed at the West Indies, ready also to be sent forward it needed. It Includes the Philadelphia, 4.324 Iniis, lil knots speed, nml twelve iMiieh rlllos; the Neiiiiik. 4.H8.I tuns, and also earning twi lieil-iuch lilies, now lifting nut nt .Soilolk In ii'lu the Hiiinidrnii: tlinConcnul, 1,703 tons, with sK (Much guns. To till- squadron nlso belongs the famous old wooden ship Hear sui'.'ic which sent the Alabama to tho bottom. Bc'l'leh tliCMi vessels wo h.ivniiii thu Pacltlu coast the iiiipiiitunt baibetto-lurrot eoant de fender Mnutoioy. of 4,048 tons, hhn is tho malt laigclv lolled upon to tncklo the l'rat. She has less speed than Mm latter, being de signed only for sixteen knots: but sho carries n tremendous buttery of two l'-Mnch nnd two lo-lii.'li guns. Tho former propel nn 850 pouiid Piujecliln with a churgo of 435 pounds nf powder, They ma carried In the forward luriel. which I iiiotecteil by steel plates four teen Inches thick, whllo Mm 10-Inch gnus will bn in the niter timet, protect ed by llvluch plutc. The hull minor uf this vessel Is Hi inches at the mai iiium, a hum' distance amidships, coveting the eiuiues ami ii'iiga,:ines. IVu waul ami aft tho thickness it. decreased, ll alsiit.ipors amid slilpi. Iioiii 10 Inches at Mm top down lo il inches. This ves-el call bo luade ready, it l,.is been re potted, within two iiiouthi'.iind in fact she evpcels to Im toady In ample season to meet tho Pi.lt. should hostilities come Uu the Atlantic const vie have Mm Mi.intono mnh, nf :i.i:ni tons, carrying In her turiets four lo.lni'li liieeeh loading lilies. She has a less filed ho. u unit protection than thn Prat, her inu.iliium plating, which Is on tho turrets, being 11' indies, But something of an offset Is furnished In tier low Ironliu.iid. She Is. Ill sf nfiill, intended for hathnr defence, but If tho Pi at proceeds from Franco to Chill sho may bo found following In that direction. In her lim ber defenco work sho Is to be aided by tho single-turret monitors. Sumo of theso aro already getting leudy for sorvlce. and It is pioliublo that ut least hiiirndozeiiof them, nnd put Imps mote, will bo filled up. Supplied with sunlit uf Mm sui plus H-lnch and U-lnch guns Mieyiun liciif evcellerit seivien as harbor de remit is. being iibhi tvilli their light iliiiiipht to gn into w.iluis where u licaiy hum.. ad cannot lullowtlieni. Wo should also by no moans give the Chilians a monopoly of torpedo work, since tho NlcboUon's liquid Bread, tbe famom malt tonlo, la a liquid food for the aid ani an Inrlioratlnf tenia for tbeianfoid. TbimeitpoDiUx article ex UnkUo, Try H TOttTMU-sm, . . ..... .. Vesuvius, tho Gushing, and the Alarm are be ing fitted up for thnt purpose, nnd the. supply of Howell and Whitohoad torpedoes hurried forward. Ofonrwoodon vessols, tho Iroquois, Mohican, and others could aid, If necessary, and tho nteol Dolphin would take part as a despatch vessol. Merohant vessels would also bo fitted out both as transports and as armed cruisers. Thu upshot of the whole mailer is that otic navv would be abundantly able to take earn nf the Chilians, even with tho services of the Prat conceded to them. Should n happy nnd poaun fill settlement end tho presont trouble, as wo must slnoorely hope, our navy will neverthe less havo had n most valuable experience lu tho art of getting ready In a hurry for possible hostilities. ACZiriTX IS THE XAl'T TARDS. Monitors at 'Cent-tie Island Ordered to he Prepared for tJervlee. PntUDEtrniA, Jan. 18. After ygarsof com parative idlenoss, tho Leaguo Island Navy Yard to-day began to show signs of llfoand In dustry, In puraunncoot orders from Washing ton tho formidable monitor Montauk will ho prepared at onco for sorvlce. A forco ot men wns put to work this morning, sufficient to oqulp t ho vessel for son In throo weeks, though Cart Coghlin, acting commandant at the Isl land, said thnt It urgent nocesslty requlrod It the Montauk could bo equipped In a week. Capt Coghlan added that the two other mon itors at League Island, the Nahant and Jason, could also be gotton ready for service In a week. Though the orders from the Navy De partment wero brief and unexplained, tho of ficers at the yard naturally construo them ai bearing on the Chilian troubles. "Tho Montauk," ho said, "has not been ont of tho water for elghteoii years, and sho is a vessol with only her engines and suns aboard. That is to say, sho is dismantled, as thero was no occasion during a long period ot Idlenoss to havo her equipped. Sho is preserved as well as It is possible for any boat to be. In ordor to presorvo the engines it is necessary to sop aratomanyof tho parts, and it Is almost like building n now onglno to put them togethor. It will tnko fifteen men threo weokstodolt. As I havo Inferred. In caso of omorgoncy wo could put her In condition in a woek. Tho guns havo ajways been kept in order. She has two of them, and they are rilled guns, nnd throw a 15-lnoh shell. It would tuko ono woek to put tweuty-flvoor thirty tons of ammunition in tho vessel. Tho powder is put in bags, oach charge ready for the gun, and the shells aro in ensos. Wo havo no orders yot to put in nm munition. The Montauk Is 1,875 tons displace ment The complement ot each ship Is from 100 to 181) officers and men." Capt. Coghlan was asked whether the de partment would bo likely to sond the monitors to Chill In caso of wnr. Ho said It would be dangorous to do so. Ho regarded thom as being admirable as means of const and harbor defence, hut it would entail groat expense to tnko thom to South America and would also consume muct timo. .. " loUw-Halirojinrt of theChief of theBuroau of Ordinance." said Capt Coghlan. " thoro was provision malloto disarm the monitors of their 10-inch smooth-boro guns nnd aubstituto the latost pattern Sand 10 inch projectile throw ers, but I think. If thoro is going to he a war. thn prosent armament will be employed." Thoro nro eighteen monitors owned by tho United States Government Seven aro at Bichmond, throo at I.eagua Island, ono at Brooklyn, one at Annapolis, und ono at Maro Island. THE BALTIMORE ORDERED SOUTH. Sav Francisco. Jan. 18. The crulsor Balti more now at Maro Island Navy Yard, has re ceived orders to leave on Wednesday for tho South. Sho will go direct to Acanulco orC'al lao without a stop. Nothing can be learned to show that she will be joined by thn Charleston or the San Francisco now at San Diego. Capt. Schley mid nil tho officers of the Baltimore, whoso crulso has expired, have asked to be re assigned to tho ship, on the understanding that trouble will occur with Chill. Nearly all tho time-expired sailors on the cruiser havo nlso reCnllsted on a similar understanding. It is nlso stated that tho Mohican, ft wooden ves sel, hns beon ordored to loava in a day or two for Panama. Tho Mohican is now nt Mare Island nearly ready tor sea. BUSTLE AT SAX FRAXCISCO. PUnalng o Wake Tugn Warlike The War Fever at Man Diego, Sav Francisco. Jan. 1R Although Com mandant Bonham ot tho Mnro Island Navy Yard denies It orders hnve boen received hero for all officers on shore loave to report at onco to tho Admiral of the Facifla squadron for duty. Four officers are stationed at the Union Iron Works supervising the construction of tho Oregon and Monterey. These aro Naval Con structor B. W. Steele. AsslstantNaval Construc tor A. W. Stab!. Chlof Englneor F. Kutz. nnd Lieut Flynn. inspector ot electrio light ing. A well-known naval officer snld this aftornoon Mint a "rush" telegram had been received by these officers from Washington on 8aturdny aftornoon to report Immedi ately to Admiral Brown for special duty. Admiral Brown is now on tho San Francisco nt Snn Diego, and the officers have already reported to him by telegraph and are now making nrrangoments to leave for San Diego ns early as possible. Tho San Francisco tins her full complement of offieors. so tho orders nat uially glvo riso to tho impression thnt somo Immediate action Is going to be taken by the United States Government. Despite denials that tho Government is looking after Spreckols's new tug Fearless. Admiral Irwin nnd Cnpt Schley wore again at tho Union lion Works on Saturday nnd In spected tho monster tugboat. Tho Captain was particularly pleased with the Fearless, nnd said bho would mako a splendid toipedo boat The only thing nooded. ho said, was to nut protective armor over tho eugine room. The tug can bo completed In about two weeks. Sho Is 102 foet in length. 20fenttn breadth of beam, nnd has it depth of hold of 18 feot. Sho has it splendid electrio search light nnd could mount two or throo 0-Inch guns. Hor Indi cated horso powor Is between 1,100 nnd 1.200, nnd sho can steam 10 knots un hour and carry coal forallfty-dny trip. Thn naval reserve here has established a bureau of naval intelligenoe. nnd every effoit Is being mndo to get nil Information regarding San Francisco Bay, Its strong and weak points. Mm beat place for nn ongngumoiit, if such a thing bn unavoidable, where to lav torpedoes, Ac. A canvass will bu also made of vessels In port to estimate the number nf available ships that could bo used In case nf war. what tugs oould bo converted into torpedo boats, their coaling and steaming rapacity, nml, in fact, over) thing port. lining to luit'.il warfare. At San Diego thoy hnvo tho wnr fever very badly. Gen. I). 1- Coon opened to-day n re cruiting olllco for tho llr.-t brigade nf volun teeis font war In Chill. Tho town Is wild over the reports from Washington. Tho cruiser I'liaileston Is not expected to lenvn before to-morrow. At Maro Island 1.000 tons of coal aro being put aboard the Balti more. A largo foiconf machinists und copper smiths uro working on her. Ilrrw 86XO Irnm flunk and Disappeared, Albeit L Coles has been missing from ids home. nt0o2 Tinton incline, sinco last Thurs day. He was in business ns n mnnufactu i or of sllterwmo for thirty.two yonis mid lotired a few yc.iri. ago. He went lo tin) I'liion IiliiioS.iilngs Haul; and drew f2fio nn tho day heillbappeaieil. Ho has a wife and a sop. Alt:-. Coles called at Pollen lleaduiliiiters yesterday anil had a geueial alarm scut out. 'idiis was uuortoil ni liitoNlcntlnn and nr riigued at thu .IcITeisnii Market Com t last ln,l jy and i.i dUchaiged. Dr. MrUonlcle Sets a (Slay. Justico Dikruan Imnded down a decision this morning granting a stay of conviction and judgment of iiffirmunco In the case of Dr. Mo Ooulgle. who was tiled and convicted uf man slaughter in causing the death of Annlo Good win liy malpractice. Tho Judgo grants the stay pending un appeal. Ho also continues the bail bond, I'osli Dead Between Ike Track n. Patilck Murphy of Hastings lived at Trenton 6tioct, Yonkers, nnd was n brakem.in oil tho Now York Central. Ho was fouml lying dead between tho tracks ut Sixty-seventh htieet mid Ninth liner nt 0 o'clock last night. No ono seems to know how he met his death. The tulliond men report that he was crushed to death whllo coupling cars. There uro no visible injuries. t.ASt'uJ,t'..e,00S i! . 8"f"5i row bialib. A bottle at Mao's Core for CouiBSUta SrUl L..jffj'it.i??iiLu. Mogiy "-ff?? i THEGREAT NEW YEAR'S BALL MR. VTARI) M'AT.IISTEn-S ZOXO TALKED Or FLAXK CARRIED OUT. A Menallfnl Hpeetaele Presented In the Had. leon Hqunre Harden Aanentbly Roome-i. Sir Moger De Coeerlejr Danced and n Colli. Inn End the Evening. Tho youth nnd beauty of Now York society braved tho Inoloment weather last night to wltnoss In tho Assembly lloomsln the Madison Squaro Gardon n spectacle which had been tho chlof themo of Mr. Ward McAllister, morn ing, noon and night, slnco tho last Newport Benson, shortly after tho closo of which he decided to glvo a New Year's bull. The details ot last night's ball had beon so fully discussed that there was lltllo or nothing left for wonderment. Tho colorsof tho deco rations, the monu. tho leader of tho cotillon, and many other Incidents on tho programme wero known to everybody weeks ago. How ever, tho nffnlr was an amplo proof of Mr. Mc Allister's ability us a manager of social func tions. His first duty on entering the Garden build , Ing at 10 o'clock was tho assigning of each llvorlod sonant to his post of duty. Then with n critical eye ho cxamlnod tho work of theflor ista in tho ballroom, in tho hallways, and down In the restaurant and then with his confreres of tho Executive Committee. Mr. LlsponardStenmt and Mr. Henry W. Blbby. who was substituted for Mr. Johnston Livings ton, who Is In mourning, ho lias preparod to recotvo tho lady patronesses. Thoy woro Mrs. Astor. Mrs, Bradley Martin, and Sirs. Edmund L. Baylies. Those ladles wore on hand curly to rocolvo tho guests. Mrs. Astor was attired in a hnndsomo gown of white satin, nnd was ablaze with mnny diamonds. In cluding her famous stomachor. Mrs Bradley Martin was In pink satin aud Mrs. Baylies was In a henutiful gown of black sntln with a waist of pink and gold brocade. Her ornaments woro diamonds. Tho Assembly Room never looked more at tractive. The front of tho balconies woro hung with llomau gitrlnndBof pink roses, whllo under each electrio light bracket on tho sidos of tho room wus suspended a basket of pink rosos. looped up Willi pink ribbons. Tho musto stand nt tho west end of the room was banked with palms, behind which Lander and ids musicians were stationed. In tho hallways nnd on the stnlrways leading from tho Twon-ty-slxth street entrance, up to tho ballroom floor, wero palms nnd tropical plants effective ly arranged. The smnll room up stairs, which was originally designed for ft supper room, but which wus used on this ocension for dancing, was handsomely decorated with flnwors und palms, Tho front of tho muslo balcony, whero tho Hungarian band played tor the diincoi's, was docked with plaques of whito lilacs, whilo tho bare whlto panels ot the walls woro covered with ."plaques formod of clusters of dlfferont-coiored roses and bright spring flowers, from which woro trail ing Ivy and .Inpaneso vinos. Tho .Madison avenue foyor on the ground floor wasconvortod Into a conservatory, and hero a numbor of tho guests suppered at small tables. Tho walls were covered with evergreen in which wore hundreds ot twinkling electrio lights, whose glass bulbs wore covered with shades of pale yellow gauze. Tho glass partition betweon the corridor and tho restaurant was removed and tho wood work covered with Ivy leaves. Tho walls of tho restaurant wero also covered with ever green and thu columns wound around with ropes of rosos. It was a Jato beJJL it being past 11 o'clock be foro tho informal dancing wns begun. Tho Sir Boger de L'ovorley was danced short ly before 12:30 o'clock. In the llrst set, known ns the Patriarchs, wero Mr. McAllister, who danced with Mrs. Lovl P. Morton; Mr. Lisponard Stewart who had Mrs. Bradley Martin as n partner: Mr. Ilonry W. Blbby with Mrs. K. I Baylies, Mr. John B. Ireland with Mrs. G. L. Kingslnnd. Mr. W. Bayard Cutting with Mrs. Cornelius Vandorbllt, Mr. L. K. Wil mcrdlng with Mis. W. C. Whitnoy. Mr. 0. M. Tookonl with Mrs. I. Townsend Burdon. Col. Crosby with Mrs. W. B. Cutting. Mr. E. if. Taller with tho Mnrouiso doTailey-rnnd-Perlgord. Mr. K D. Itnndnlph with Sits. W. D. Morgnn. Mi. J. N. A. Grlstiold with Mrs. .To. H.lChonte, Mr. John E. Parsons with Mrs. Percy Morgan. Mrs. F. Pendleton with Mr. U ('. Baldwin, and Mr. Alex. S. Webb, Sr., with Mrs. Catlin. In the second sot were: Mr. Kllsha Dyer. Jr., with 3Irs. Petor Cooper Hewitt. Mrs. L. K. Wilmerding with Mr. W. S. Welles. Mr. Sidney Dillon Kiiney with Mrs. Pierre Lorillnrd. Jr.. Mr. Hamilton Fish. Jr.. with Mrs. Clement U. Moore, Mr. Brudish Johnson. Jr., with Mrs. II. 8. Wells. Mr. Heber B. Bishop with Mrs. Charles If. Marshall. Mr. Augustus C. Gurneo with Mrs. Goorgo B. Do Forest Mr. C. S. Aborciomblo with Mrs. Do Neufvllle, Sir. Hoyuard McAllister with Mrs. J. II, Beeckman, Mr. F. S. Wltherheo with Mrs. W. Storrs Wells. Mr. Clarence Caryvtith Mrs. J. Smith Hadden. and (ion. Frod Pfvisou with Mrs. Hnnry A. Bobbins. Tho dancers In tho young woman's sot were Mr. John Jacob Astor. who danced with Miss Willing, Mr. L. L. Baylies with Miss Fannlo Tailor. Mr. Button Willing with Miss Allda Chanter, Mr. M. do Mnuny with Miss Knowlton. Mr. F. II. Baldwin with Miss MoAlIister, Mr. Templo Bowdoln with Miss King, Mr. T. J. O. lthlnelundor with Miss Gaudy. Mr. M. A. Wilkos with Miss Scott Mr. Harold Brown with Miss Mario Wlnthrop. Mr. F. Delano Woekcs with Mrs. A. P. Montant. and Mr. ItohertC. Sands. Tho fourth sot was mado up of thede'bu tantosnnd tho young bonus. At the conclusion of thn dances. Mr. McAllister, with Mrs. Astor, led tho lino to tho sunpor room. After supper. utl:3o o'clock, theootlllon was danced, Mr. Lospenurd loading with Mrs. Burden, who wqi-o n gown of whlto satin, om broldored with silver. Sho woro a necklace and tiara of diamonds. Protty silk ribbons were tho favois. Following tho English cus tom, tho oottllou was danced without interrup tion for ono hour und a half. Tho toilets of tho Indies wero fresh and many of them beautiful. Miss Elizabeth Grcctio was In a gown of pink sntln ttimmed with chiffon and silver. Mrs. Dwight Greene wits in blue brocade, whlto satin front, embroidered with gold. Mnie. do Barrios woro a gown of pnln green vclvot trimmed with sable. Her jewels wero opals nnd diamonds. Miss Apiuicio was In yellow broeado nnd chiffon. Mrs. B. T. Wilson woro gray biocado and point lace: hor ornaments wero diamonds and pearls. Miss Graeo Wilson woro a gown of cowslip yellow silk mid chlilon. ornamented with knots of turquolso blue velvet. Miss Mollor was In a lalnbotv silk gown, tiluimod with bluo chiffon. Miss Helen Dlns moro woro white watered silk trimmed with silver spangles and heliotrope vulvet ilbbous. Mrs. Lugeuu Schieffolin was in pink satin and tulle. Miss Wood was attired In whlto broendo, tho front veiled with silver tulle, caught up at tho bottom of tho skirt with a fringe of pink hyacinths nnd clustom nf morn ing glorlos. Tho waist was ileeollotliS with n bertha nf silver tulle, edged with silver filnge. There was a cluster or pink hyacinths and morning glories nn Mm right shoulder, making ft sliikinglv effective gown. Mlrs Woods's ornaments wero diamonds. Mis. Dnnlup Hopkins worn a superb gown of whllo brocade, trimmed with point I. ice nml brown sable. Sho wore n necklace uf diamonds nml penile, a tiara ot diamonds, ami a number id diamond stars and other ornaments on tho cot sage. Mis. John C. Wesiervelt was In n Wnttenu gown nf ilolet icK'.t, with point l.icu trlm iniiig". Miss 1'lslo Hall wns In whilo brocade, trimmed uilh gold laeo mid pearls. She woro u necklace of pcuiK Miss Flora I'avis wns iilllred In a ihvlntv 1'iench gown of mauto eicpo do cliino mid tulle. ills Florence Weslertelt wnie n gown of tuniuolso blue bilk, wltli Venull.in luce tiliu miugi.. Mis. Ldward Cooper was arrayed In a gown of poarl giny broendo. draped Willi whllo chllinii. She woio a necklace of peal Is aud several pearl oriiainentM in hor coiffure. Mi.s Georgette Kldd wits nttlied in pink sntln, Mio waist being tilmmcd with iosu leaves and roses, Jli, (jeoigo W. Kldd vynrna bountiful gown' uf sti.nv-colured satin tiimmeil, with deep vellow velvet and velvet lo-e of ull Mia shades of pale lo the deepest yellow. A necklacn of jellow amethysts shaped like he.iitsease llmreis. completed ono uf thn most sinking toilets In the loom. Miss t'aiueion was in blue and siltur hro cade, and horslter, Miss Anno Cameron, was In blue satin mid. silver, tthmm-d with whilo point bun. Miss Katluulne Cameron was at Mied n pine green s.Ulu. tilmnied with chiffon mid silver, Mrs.lloglnnld Henshaw Ward was nttired In an Imported gown of whlto satin, combined w i will ii brocade, the cors.-jgo being madu Willi a fall of whllii chiffon. Mrs. Ward woro u So Happy. 3Ilottlfs ot SWIFT'S SPECIFIC relieved mo ot a severe Blood troublo. It hits also caused my hnlr to grow out again, as It had beon falling out by thu handful, After trying many physicians In lain, I urn so happy to find n cure In S.s, 3. (J II. I'l.liKin'.Galtoc ton, Tex. S PIIRPS Dr fordoc out germs ot disease g VUnemniV nd the poison as well, o It is entirely vegetable and hsrmless. 0 i Treatise on Blood and Bkln mailed free. OIVE BATJOYS ,1 Both the method and rasulta -when jH By rup of Figs is takon) it is pleasant' iH nnd refreshing to tho taste, and acta- jH gently yet promptly on tho KidneyB,) ,iH Liver and Bowels, cleanses tho sysi jH tera effectually, dispels colds, head" I H aches and fevers and cures habitual t .jH constipation. Syrup of Figs is the v 1HH only remedy of its Kind ever roC' '.--- duced, pleasing to tho taste and ao" jH ccptablo to tho stomach, prompt in. iH its action and1 truly beneficial in its anananni effects, prennred only from the mostY ' ,H henl thy unci aprceablosubstances.italV ''H munv excellent qualitiescommend it, ;iH to nil nnd havo made it the most ' , j) popular remedy known. , ,i Syrup of Fiprs is for sale in 60a ;'jH and 81 bottles by all leading drug ajjjjiiiH gists. Any reliable druggist who siH may not hnvo it on hand will pro- '..--H cure it promptly for any one who lH wishes to try it. Do not accept any jH substitute. .iH CALIFORNIA' FIQ SYRUP CO. :M SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. VH lowsviue. ky. new romc h. r, 'iH superb tiara ot solltntro diamonds nnd a neck- 'anananai lace nf pearls nnd diamonds, und crescent ananaaai half moon", and stars of tho samo gems wort 1 1 1 H displayed on the corsage. --- Mrs. .Ionian I . Mott. Jr., was In a rloh cowr 'anananai of.thoFlrstir.iupIro mndo nf pink satin, wltl anananai a full train edged with snhlo. bho woro i aBBBBBB nocklaco of pearls nml diamonds, and man' H diamond ornaments woio urrangod in hi jjtttttttttttV coiffure mid on her uorsngo. KaVaVaVaB-i Mis'. Kitty Baticock was In cinl blue sill jH trimmed with rosobuds. Miss Mamie Bal ,- cock was In ugown ot pnlo bluo silk, drape' jjH wltli white ehilTeii. Miss llarbay woro anananai dainty gown of pink sntln nnd tulle nnd soi IB oral pearl ornumouts. including u necklace. H Mrs. Arthur M. Dodgo woro a hundson lM gown of heavy black satin, trimmed vvl jH silver. .Mrs. Froderic Do l'cybter wus in whli naJnani broended satin. BH Miss Kminlo Ttynr wore n gown of ti -H shades In -Silo green satin, with it corselet : anananai emeralds and crystals Miss Union Van Ool .'IH landt Do l'eystor was In n Bimplo gown 'H whlto silk, trimmed with silver. H Mrs. .fames Mnckin woro a superb Won 'anananai gown of white satin, mado after tho First K' 'nanaanai pirn style, with a train of whito tulle spnngl 1-BBBVaB with crystals. Narrow bands of sablotrlmm aaanaai the front mid neck of tho drefs, and n, Ion 'anananai sash of Nilo green satin fell at the h B sldo nf tho sklit. Mrs. Mack In woro mai ------ handsome diamond ornaments MissChon iaVaBBBi was in light green fnllle, trimmed with chin jl und i.nrrntr ribbi.n bows. BH Mrs. Benjamin Wood woro a striking gov aaaEanni of trocaded mnlro untiaua In a delicate she-. ..eHSanai of in. line. Tho long train was 'anananai bell shaped, and handsomo gold e -- broidery outlined the seams. Bare old In jjVJH was draped i.cross tho front ot tho sk, 'anananai Tho V-slmped waist was trimmed with g 'Enaaaaan nuibroiilery und had u borthu of the samo r, PbbbbI laco fulling over tho shoulders, making -IbbbbbbI diuped capo sleeve and showing the m 'Banana! Mrs. Wood woro muny handsome diamond bbbbbbbI namento. iMHSJ .HisH Killtb Hall was In shrimp pink sa' .IbbbCSI and tulle. MNs Konio-han woro a rich go Bbbbbbi of scarlet chiffon combined with black. M 'jH Osgood woro palo bluo silk trimmed w bbbbbbbI Mi's Evelyn Burden worn a Worth gown -- whito tulle nnd some linn I'omo turquoise 'lH nament. Mr. Clement C Mooro wns In whi 'bbbbbbbI satin nnd point l.u-e. Mrs. V. V. Barlow Wi enBBBaan a toilet of pink and whilo silk, trimmed w M cold spangles. Mr.W. K. Strong was in wh. 'aBBBBaan sutln anil point luce. '"aaBBaaa Mrs. Henry Barber woro gray satin, embro' IAbbbbI cred witli silver: her ornaments woro d jPbbbbbI monds. Miss Barboy was In pink satin t. . - STXHSI tulle, yEj SEXAIOR QUAY TESTIFIES. titftHanal Ini.lgnant When Aakrd irlle Wae Connect - ' IhbbbbbI w Ith the Ilnnlaley Case. ffBBan! BiuvEit, To.. Jan. 18. Senator Quay and I IbbbbbI vld Mai tin ot Philadelphia woro tho most I, IbbbbbI portant witnesses examined in tho Star ill KbbbbbI suit. Martin tcstlflod that ho camo to Quay I 'hbbbbI campaign funds, and received $1,000 in. ca wSbbbI nnd Mm Senator's porsonnl noto for $0,0t vibbbbbI The note could not bo discounted at tho Mm kJbbbbI and Quay gnvo Ills personal chock for Un ftvfjBB amount. It was discounted later, and .Tol iesSBni Biirdsley gavo him it certillciitu of deposit ifnliBBai tbo Keystone Bunk. Ho gavo tho cortlllcato . nVeaBa Quavnt Washington. uSbbbbb Senator Quay testified that ho was asked l'WU glvo monev to tho campaign fund, nnd rointi ivIS thn transaction as slated by Martin. IIocou V-Kllt not swear lo his endorsement on tho c fattier tillcnte, but swoio to tho signature on I. js ytVjB. cheok. lie said ho bad met John Bnrdsb i'VlSS but onco. Ho admitted Mint ho was roa' uf'tfnV liable for $IH 000 to the l'hiludolphia cuuipa. rtHX for campaign purposes. HnHt-"' When n-l;ed whether hn was connectod wi I,$1 the Bnrdhley steal he icplied. "Thnt is falsi TSWifai It was developed that Quay sont thuoortiflci. HFwln to tho Heal oi Bank, but had not Indorsed "V-frwU His assistant cashier. H. 1'. Mono, stated on t f '.b'iSI 6tnnd thnt ho had done it for him. btato Chn JTrrn man Awl rows and Senator l'orterworn nl StjCI examined, but nothing st.titliiig was elicit IfisrjHi The plaintiff tested, und court adjouruod i . fffSsari to-moriowii.ornlug. rflrfj&M Trying to ,InallO Hie Electrical Ezeeutl VfifilaH '",,v- Mil At.niNT. Jan. IK. -I.lbi I Ico T. Gerry. Alft MEM P. Southiilcl.. and .tlatthew Hale, tho El j)fl trical invocation Coiumlssiiin, presented i tBeei il.-.Lornt.' icpoit to Mm Legislature to-rtuy t HraH ing to ju-tilr the piovlsimmiif tho presont li Renal iipiiu-t pulilihiiig ni'Ouiints nf exeoutloi. aBBaaani 'Ihey ijuoto fiom Mm l.'i I'limti I'ust un a sum. Bananas! nf whnt u uotvspupcr should be, mid tli -VJ----I quote fiom thn big imunlnu New Voile da II us einiuplesiif what Is luinted forthn pub.i Hai under. i mistaken v lew oiMioili'tlesofu noil (bbbbbbbI paper. The lepoil is voluminous. It gives anaanBaal hlstoiy hi the law of executions from 18 bbbbbbbb! down Then iheiu Is a Constitutional art asanasS guniellt about tho present execution law. I (bbbbbbbI ibbbbbbbbI llourke iMkiiin'a lllniiiT to Hcantor.II' Banana! Wasiiini.-iiiv, .Inn. 18. Beprosontatl ?, asanas! BouiKu c.i.'l.r.in gnvon dinner to-night at I nannae! new homo, Mm handsomo Bobosnn House. .'H-bH MMeel'tll slieei. in hnnurof Senator Hin.-'J , HH otbei guerts wero Senators Blackburn, bbbbbbbI Seiiitui 1 In llr. Justice riiilil. und Boprvsen ' ' Mies Spiiiiger. Fellow, ditchings. Hat WiihhlnMoii. John U. Wurnur, Coombs, Out, i ' Ileibeit. und Turnoi. ' BHJ The in ice of WolfTs Aetna Blacking i ' fPfR SOcvji dottle, and it Is cheap nt that. 3 PMl rosts moro to fill a bottle with AcmeBIacl. rfifiB ing than nth liquid Dressings oobt com MIM pletc for the i...irketl including fancy boir- &KbbbI artistic stoppers, and other paraphernal!!.. Paf 3H Wc till tlit lilutkinynvt the package. it'iilm l.5!fil As It Is our desire to fell Aoir, Itr.ArKIK JSffl 'If cheaper If pusi,ibc, but Und ourselves m Jja K, Hbln In tlo mi nwlin; tn Its plckcul cost t vutsS milking, wo bold u prluuf irj'lly $10,000 i Open for wm Competitior m Until tlic Htriiiy of January. 1WI, to be pal IbWbbbb! tn any uuo who furnishes n forinuln em. lufaaani bllng in to inuke It ut such n iirlie thnt i nSaaBni rctuilri etui piolitubly stll Hut iPe, ubotlli VbVbbbb! vVOtiri'.':ItANDOIiPU,Philsdelphli Tl costs li'c. to find out nli.it I'lK-IlON i ....H and docs. A whole page of inforinatic, jH could not give a correct idea. Pik-Roi jH is the name of the only paint which make H plain whito glau look like cQlore4adjtc. PlnaBni WwVaUi WtfUffl I KU mv '- '