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LI 'vOlTuX.-NO. U2. NEW YORK, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 1892. , PlUcFTwO CENTS. H
W tjFtiger is in town.
I AttntrAT. or new roaK'a conten
JIO.V BOOMERB IN wasiiinoion.
" All the Weetera DeleEtlona Aeklnc 'What
i Heaalnr nil! 'WHI D. hot He Will Nnt
Tcll-Mllwankce Beaorta te Ulank Vera
Washuton. Jan. 19.-" The tlgor Is In
town " was the word passed among the crowds
of convention boomers to-nlghtwhon Hie dol-
I.ntlon of 120 New Torlters arrived on ft
special train and established hoadauar
.cr(, at the Bhorohara undor the load
,nlp ol big Tammany Ohlofs Crokor.
Murphr. Martin. Clark, and Cockran. Half a
hundred Tammany braves and as many more
holl and business men made up the delega
tion. No formal organization was to bo
thought of until to-morrow, and the Now
Yorkers mingled In with the hustling Wostorn
Cockran carried off tho big ehlofs to dine
rid to oscnpo the newspaper men. James J.
Msrtln stopped Ions enough to say to Tub Bust
"We are down hero In earnest to win tho
convention for New York, and we don't proposo
to employ chromoa and a brass band to do It
Probably Mr. Cockran and Col. Fellows will
address the commltteo. although that
not be determined until mo
meet to organize to-morrow. Wo are not
here In tho lntorost of any candidate but
I solely In the lntorost of the groat Domoorntlo
city that wo hall from. Now York wants this
1 Democratic convention as n recognition of her
peerless rrostlge in tho column of tho Democ
racy." "What will Hill do?" Is the question that the
hoomcrs at tho Arlington hao boon asking
nnd answering to-day. Ithas formed tho basis
of ondloss disausslon and spooulatlon. and to
night Smntor Hill's room Is tho Mecca,
of ambitious champions of tho contesting
cltlo". and also of Interostod- members of tho
National Committee. Various rumors aro afloat
of alleged promises that the Senator has mado
to uso hit influence In favor of this or that
i r cit). but that ill the end a Newark comblna-
Wi tio'i "HI bo sprung. To Tub Sun repotter
I ltf b,nitor Mill said to-night:
I "Von maysay forran thatlrogard the con-
tost for the location of tho DonioorntloConvon
' tl hi us a sonorous and properly nmnltlotiB
rhalrv among sotuoofthogreat growing cities
. ot our country. I bao notoxprcssod to any
ono nu opinion us to iwhoro tho Con-
ventlnti will bo hold. Soino paper
hi- quoted mo as paying that tho
invention will not go to Nowlork. that wo
, don't want It there, and that it Is ngainst the
interests or tho party to have It there.' all of
nhiih is without thn slightest foundiition. It
v, on id, bo presumptuous for mo to speak for
' " Personally, it Is immaterial where our
Convention assembles, only so that the gath
ering lan bo accommodated decently and bo
tliut tliure Im no malign Influences emanating
4 from that place which should be detrlme ntiil
' to the Int-rcsts of any candidate. The West
ern folks seem to be hero in earnest in seed
ing to entertain tho Convention. Chicago does
, not seora to bo working for it."
Tho camps of the contending boomers were
alive to-day with preparations for the, real
workthutisjustbeglnnlngto-nightundwillnot
b at ItB height until to-morrow, when tho bulk
.if the committeemen are expected to arrive.
, The tables were adornod with bouquets of
I roes. enticing albums of Illustrations, and
printed pamphlets of sententious declara
tions about grand auditoriums, magnificent
hotels, and large-hearted hospitality. Working
sub-committees wero organized and started
out on still hunts. Many of ttie boomers
passed the earlier part of tho day ranging
I Bbout the city or visiting the sessions of the
henate and House. But all wero rounded up
at headquurtora this evening, and executivo
i conferences were held to compare notes and
' lay out plans.
Later numerous members of Congress were
, to be Been making the rounds of tho hoad-
. quarters. Senators Brice. Gormnn. and Hill
I wero among the visitors. The Mllwnu-
loo crowdJithalV. Jed. tho proees-
; slon In toaarff preliminary bouts, not
I only on account of the force of numbers, but
I also by their fine display of largo-framed en-
. cravings of Milwaukee structures. One of
their albums is in buff satin covers, and the
introductory bentences breatho forth this
poetlo fervor:
, "On lofty banks, o'orlooklng Michigan's
mhst lovely bay. there netlos down the fnir-
" est city of the lakes, Milwaukee. Beautiful tho
' place as naturo planned it; raoro beauteous
ytas man hath mado It. AcrcHcontshnreex-
- tends its sheltering arms, holding the waters
1 of the hay in fond embrace. Not men Naples
J more delights the e o."
J Thero follow a full-pngoxlewof the elty.
and hesldosall this. and tho great Exposition
building; the Milwaukee boomers entertain in
a grand style. Just across the hall from llicm
mJ are their keenest rivals, the St. PaullstH.
s V waiting for the battle to be joined and conli-
1 J dent of victory. Their ennvassors hao been
5 over the country and their preliminary work
J is well In hand.
s JL bx-uov. Crittenden and ax-congreemnn
1 Warner of Missouri arrived to-day to add to
J ' tlio struggle for Kansas City. Tho forces
from the Missouri town are doing lots
i of talking and pulling wires their way.
1 A luge bliiii map u tho United States
s ilhiotrutlng tho central location of their city i a
cnnsim nuns nnd ptTecthu illustration which
J they huo hung up everywhere. They exhibit
Minis of a $00,000 auditorium, with a seating
I capacity of l.'j.OOO
i hnnbas City ih mnkingn good impression. and
s hei boomi rs are ory lioperul. Tho Hoosior
lol.s wero mostly sight-seeing, but Mr. Ilynuin
fcucceeilcd In rounding them upat nigbtfallfor
; M'iitlu session. They fear Jiew Vork Is go-
k iiigtiicombino with St. l'aul and are trying
B tiiiilan Roino seheme to olTHet such a com bin. i-
tio.i. "Mi. Hill ran veil ulTonl." said Mr.
liyniim. "ho far as his chancosiireconcerncil,
to lime thn Convention go out West nnd to no
western city butter than to Indianapolis.
s. I'. bherin. Koeretary of the National Com-
ndlten, is putting in some affectle work, ho
- , i tliinkn, and ib ory (.anguine of huecoss. Hn is
Wl lountlng on Sonntor Jirlco's Influence. Mr.
Mm lirlco ua)s' " I am for Cincinnati llrst, and for
Indianapolis second."
Ohlo'svlalms will boprosnntod by William
11 llanihey and ex-Congrossman John 1'. l'ol-
Ictt. Uotrolt'B big delegation will boheieto-
mm row.
'i ho han Trancisco boomers aro not yet here.
I HOJWIXQ CI.AVJ.IN dt CO.
I The Accuxrd CUclnnatl Mercbniita Arrcatrd
I -About SIOO.OOO HbortMse.
I Cincinnvij, Jan. 10. Charles Wentherliy and
I ex-Polico Commissioner 8toous. who h.io
repro-cntod II. B. Clailln it Co. of Now York in
this city, were nirotod this afternoon on war-
rants swoin out by Loo Viang, ngont of tho
New York concern, cluirglng them with hn
m log embezzled moneys, chocks, and negotiablo
inttrummtsto the nluo of $Hi,0Ul.
Theembczzlomcnt is alleged to luivo con-
i tlnuod since the jcar IKKd Wenthorby nnd
f Btevens failed In that year, and. Hiking chnrgo
I ol tho business, Clailln .V Co. put the two men
In control ns employees, Stevens's father,
", who I? wealthy, becoming theli surety. They
,,eroarralcneJlnln Magistrate b ( t)l,
' h,nrn?on ''o'j'B roprosonted hy T. C. Camp-
'. nSiL0' uw.uiurL , At the loquest of tint
P?vwvu,ionnt.no I'rellmlnary lie.irinj; Wlsot
e"ch ''ey wero leleascd on J0.00U ball
mW Proceedings will bo begun against I.o I
,?)?"'; "'" b'ely. i'ho aitiml hhortago is
nr h bo,Vt'1"'y HK).000. Weathorhy i ono
a PJ n" "Idist minlmnU In the eit. Im.
" TeJJCCJ.' fn '"sinesrt hero for thiity.fo
frf' ,?,0ens figured in Dflntutioniil ditoico
Wi Siirii""'.'? 'i1111,1' a ""m. biilequeiilly
- I Sanffr' V'" n.1("-0 ?' Ills vlrllni. Tho alleged
3 . ""', consietod in tho removal of good.- from
.. Im" i f? "if1 ."U'roprlutlon of funds belong-
j "" '0 Ualllu , Co.
Sti ', nl'M1,"'.'!1" "lf"J o''t by Woatherl.y nnd
t! ,?', ""'the one which uxtlti'il the hi.
n.'fioiiof .Mr.LooJiniik.wiiHmndiwiiit inUnnlt:
artleln ,,"His"i,,!'W00 ,10t fl:''tlllo'l. Iich
! BooSLn"! ,ho nvu"t""y woubl read blank
u )I01?,1ftt,l'inurh.naniliiBtlin mnounlon tlio
S irV''n nl,lm''f' , Ihe nrl..les not
" ? a nn? "i1." ll1"11' '"'nmt in ilollars. This
!t ojii! , ,",",'n '";rA.hriiiiiHr to boorlflud
a f, i i? '..'"V,',1 I'lM'lw. And they tefused to so
i en i,i i i"' i11"" ,l".' Nu '" "gent tool;
a ' fh,Un,1i.V.,iclrB,'',,,,,,,,,,u salll 'leik-nindn.
. L i )iu",'.:i,,,ull,'''rH'-.aliiirtl.
"A "I'-rcpuiK') or betwifiii iU.ooo ai.d t.lu,-
I Jlcua ul lla lifoU.
I UaMjriiBol.rakhler for M'. Me) crs. jewel.
S 1 lfri ftt50 Maiden lune, died at his desk yes-
1 SIMM?00", alter, returning from lunchoon.
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rotma rottocwB divorce buit.
Ha Mnrrled nia Mnther'a Frcttr Maid'
Bhe Ftghta the Hiitt.
Sioox Vama 8, D , Jan. 10. Tho suit of Ed
ward IX Pollock for dlvoroo from his wife.
Ellen, alleging dosortlon and ndultory, camo
up beforo Judge Alkons to-day. Tho plain
tiffs tathor. Aloxandor Pollook of Nyack. N. Y.,
arrived from tho East on Bunday with his
attornoy, A. 0. Snltor. Hotravolled with all the
luxuries. On tho snmo train was his daughter-in-law
with two children, one ft babo loss
than a year old, 8ho had baroly sufficient
monoy to reach Sioux rails, and she sat up
during the two nights' journey, holding her
children In hor arms. On hor arrival horo sho
walked through tho bitter air to a cheap hotel.
Hor llttlo onos woro HI from exposure.
Tho sworn ovldonco shows that lnl884 Ellon
Mahonoy, a poor but pretty Irish girl, landed
In New York and soon found a plncoln the Pol
lock mansion. Young Pollock was In college
but during his vacations ho bocamo Inttmato
with his mothor's pretty maid. As soon as ho
wns'Jl ho married her soorotly and furnlshod
a flat on the west side. In 1887 a girl was
born. All wont woll for two years, then tho
Benlor Pollook learned of tho circumstances.
Ho sent for his son. and demandod that ho
seouro ft divorce. Tho young man refused
longer to support his wife. He had beon
glunc hor $10 n week. Hho hogged him
fur money and heallegosgaehlin no peace.
Mr. Suitor tried to patch up a truce, but sho
insisted on tho payment of J20 a week for her
support This Pollock refused nnd at last hIio
accepted $10, but gave up her child.
Pollock, sonlor, promptly placed It in
a foundling hospital. Hearing this. tlio mother
tiroko the agronment. resigned her stipend,
nnd sought to regain her child, lor about a
1 ear Pollock has given hor no assistance. Two
months nftqr hor desortlon sho nave birth to
another child. Pollock swears thut he Is not
lt father, but thoro was no Rupportlug testl
iiioin, nnd Mrs. Pollock stouly defended hor
good name.
She wis turned Into the stroot for non-payment
of rent, but the Pollocks refused to as
sist her. I'oravoar sho has sought toseoher
husband, but ofton Iiiih beon driven from his
door, once with loIeneo. Hearing that this
BUlt had been brought, she borrowed what sho
could from friends nnd mado her way here to
defend herself.
Mrs. Pollock and her babies appeared in
court to-day, but her husband did not notice
her or her btnutlful children. Tho entire
welghtof thoplah tUTstestlmonywasdlreotod
to show that sho demanded money, but thoro
ivns no evidence that 6hoo or nskud for more
than $20 a week.
Mrs. Pollock Is practically destitute and the
children hao suffered greatly from tho sever
ity of tho cold, friends are holnlng her. Tho
trial will not bo concluded until to-morrow,
and the general Impression In that the decree
will bo denied. Pollock, the plaintiff, is a dash
ing young man who has managed to enjoy
hlmsolf very well duiing his months of wait
ing tor citizenship.
PUT Ut.lt IIUSIIAXD OCT OF D00R3.
Mr. Manstn'a Response to HlnWire'aCharg
of Abandonment,
Charles P. Mangln. proprietor of a hotel and
picnic grounds in tho Bronx Blvor Park.
Williamsbrldge, has been suod by his wife for
a separation, in the Supreme Court, on the
ground that ho had abandoned hor nnd had
refusod to support her
The Mnngins were raarrlod on June 10, 1874.
atFordhum and twochildron were born to them,
girls. Mrs. Mangln bids hor husband became
infatuated with n married woman, nnd that he
is the possessor of real cstato and horses and
carriages. Mrs. Mangln sa)sthntherhusband,
whlto Intoxicated, had drlxon her out of doors.
With her children she was compelled to seok
shelter in a barn.
Mangln. in his nnswer. gives in dotail a his
tory of Ins life from his birth to tho present
day. He says that as a laborer, at $1,50 a day,
he had sacd $470. Later, ho went to work in
ableaohoryiitWIUHmsbridge. The bleachery
was sold under foreclosure and it was bought
by his wifo with hls'money. Titlo 16 the prop
erty wad In the name of Mrs. Mangln. and still
remain In that way. In 1883. Mr. 3Iangln
ordered him to clear out. Baling she did not
want him longer. Heavers that he had given
no cause for such conduct. To speed his de
parture. Mrs. Mangln had thrown all his
clothing into tho road.
Mangln went to a plot of unimproved land
adjoining tho bleaching establishment. Here
he erected a shanty and went to THo In it. Ho
cultivated the ground, raising vegetables,
which he Hold In this city. He emplovod n
horse and wagon to get around in, and it Is
this, he sa)S his wifo refers to In speaking of
hoiscs and carriages Ho said his wifo had
proposed that ho return to work, and she
would pay him $l'Jumonth. He bins ho re
fused this ofTur.
Mangln sa) s he had reclaimed the land upon
which his hotel and picnic grounds ate now.
When ho flrsttook it in hand, intilaces it was
knee deop in water. Ho soon gave up market
gardening nnd built a picnic park for summer
evcursioniHts. This was M years ago.
Mrs. Mangin visited his hotel and picnic
park frequently and drank beer with other
visitors. Sho did not pay fjpr tho boer sho
drank. Mrs. Mangln onco had Mangin ar
rested for deserting her. but Justice Dully
uiiwlo tho Mnngins shake hands and go home.
'1 lio trial is set down for next week.
ACTRESS VH1TU 1'OT.J.OCK MISSING.
la It to Avoid Her Huabnndf-She la a, Slater
ofMuggle Murphy."
I.owfix. Jan. 10. I'dlth rollock, an actress
of the Music Hall btock company horo, is miss
ing. Her husband. J. G. Edwards of the
Iathrop stock company, now playing in Provi
dence, vlsiled hor on Sunday. They occuplod
bcpar.ito rooms at the Washington House. At
4 o'clock Monday morning tho porter found
tho key to hor room and u upto forherhus
bnnd In tho olllco. 'iho noto was marked
"Immediate." It was handed to herhusband,
who manifested great agitation after reading
it. Tlio nctress'b room was empty and thero
was evldenco that she had loft In a hilny, not
taking inuelielidhiiig. Thu husband left tho
clly on an early tialn.
The inlsMng nilress a slhtcrof Emma and
I'velvu Polloik of llurrlgnn's Thontro, Now
.o:l..
I'dlth Pollock'n mother livos at 102 Wost
Fills -Mci. nd struct. Shohnid last night that
hho leeeived lu'huoiful luttur from herihiugh
tei on Saturday, idllli recovered from au at
t in U of tin, grlpu hlmrt time ago.
" I tun eiy much surprised to hoar tills news
ofhei.".Mis 1'iillnek bald. "Sho Is Jl years
old. and w as married to .11 r. Edwards four yearn
ago. roniX'iirtliny luivii not lived together.
M) daughter had determined to get a divorce.
I (iimiot imagine why Hho stlould lo.iui hor
hotel no suddenly. uiiIcsh she wished to keep
away I mm hnr bust nnd. who. perhaps, had
been annoying her. sin, Is not tho kind of a
girl to do away with herself."
I'dlth Piillni'k has been playing soubrotto
iiaits for four yiars Last fall she returned
from Euroi e. whcie sho had boon with tho
"On the frontier" company. Blneo then she
has betn In Lowell v.Ith Lltchfleld'H Muslo
Hall oomi'iiny, Mr. 1 dwarris Is about 28 years
old. l'nr three tears ho has been a member of
Lathi op's noils company, which plavsin New
I'nal.ind cities. Oi.ce ho was with Josopli
Jiaworlh'scouirnny.
Hud the 8I0O lllll Ilemeir.
Two women, who had nptrirentl) been drink
ing freely, went into llilstol's eating house,
SlUh avenue, near Twenty-third Mreet. at S.
o'clock IttM night and got Intoa quarreL They
said that they were IV rcy Belmont, a dross
iiiiikei. and Jennie Wilson. , ,
Thn dressmaker said her companion had
loblied her f a hundred-dollar bill. Police
iiHin Kemp took the women to the Thlrthth
f lieet Minion on Proprietor Bristol scpmplaint
that they wero disorderly. ,Capt llellly called
Innwoinin. wh" Feaiched the accused girl,
hut could not find tho bill. Then Miss I el
inont herself was searched. and the missing
bill was found tucked In hor corset. Both
woro locked up. Severul men camo around
later nnd tried to get MUb Belmont out on bail
but failed.
I'tbrrk' lire a tout hloltn.
Sneak thlevob have been stealing tho ushers'
dress coats fiom the lockers In tho theatres.
The (n and Upn.i House liu lost bl coats, the
Broadway 'lhcatieslN. the l'oiirteenth Street
'I heiitre seven, the Park sis, the Academy of
Music oiuMind Iho Mullhon Snuain Theatre
two. The inanugers think that the robberies
havniill lieencomroltted by the tamo porson
or persons, pel haps u discharged ubhor.
StT.nn.n throof h mini leave Ortnd C.ntrni sta
, sen dally for 10. twrlh anil W.lt. Em Umt UMa,-4aV.
ppli-nrHHMHHI
WM. ROCKEFELLER LAID DP.
SKItlOUS ILLNESS CAUSED ItY A NAIL
IN HIS NEIV BUOhS.
Mm, Rockefeller Alao Coatraeta Blood Pol
aonlnc In Atlendlns II I m, nnd Iloth Unva
lleen In the Muraeon'a llnnda Wile (on.
vnleaelns llnaband Not Out of Danser.
William Itockofcller. Prosldent of tho Stand
ard Oil Company, and his wifo aro both 111 with
blood poisoning at their home at 080 Fifth
avonuo. Mr. Rockofollor Is soriously 111, and
although his physicians tay that ho will re
cover, thoy admit that ho Is not out of dan
ger. Mrs. Ilockafcller is convalescing, nnd
wilt probably bo able to lonvo hor room to-day
or to-morrow.
It all camo about In a very curious manner.
On Friday morning, Jan. 8. Mr. Bockofeller
wore for tho first tlmo a pair of cork-soled
button shoos that ho had ordored ft tow dnya
before, no found them a llttlo tight, but as
tho pressure was uniform ho thought they
would stretch Into a good shapo alter n few
days' woar. Mr. Rockefeller is a great walkor.
He walkod about tho greator part of the morn
ing. When ho bA down at noon he felt a sharp
pain In tho toe of his right foot A few hours
lator, whllo at a directors' meeting, tho pain
bocamo so sharp that ho took tho shoo off. The
stocking under tho ball of tho big too was
stained with blood.
Mr. Rockofollor thrust his hand Into the shoe
and felt at tho tip tho point of an Iron shoe
nail. He tried to break it down with tho back
of his ponknife. hut ho could not get at it
Then ho nut the shoe on again and resumed
his business, lie walkod home that afternoon
with his brother. John B. Rockefeller they
usually walk homo from 20 Broadway to Fifty
fourth street and in tho earnestness of con
versation he forgot nil about his pain.
When he reached homo, howevor, ho was re
minded of It vory sharply and forcibly. Tho
nail had punctured the skin and penetrated an
eighth of an inch.
A physician was summnnod, who left a pro
scription for a healing lotion. Tho next morn
ing Mr. Rockefeller went to his country resi
denco nt Tarn town. Although tho day was
cold and tho ground was cov crod with snow he
put on a pair of rubber boots and tramped
several mllos into the country. He did
this on Sunday, too. but that day
his too began to pain him again and he felt a
Btrango dry burning in his fo it On looking nt
tho too ho found It to be swollen and very rod.
As soon ns he reached tho city next morning
ho sent for the family physician, who after a
careful examination of tho wound called In
Dr. Robort P. Weir, of .17 West Thirty-third
street a well-known Burgeon. Dr. Welrsaid:
"An oporution must be pet formed
nt onco oi blood poisoning will
result. Itmayeven botooloto now."
Mr. Rockefeller was put to bed and along
Incision was made along tho top of the toe. it
was found that abBcesses had already formed
under the surface, but tho operation tem
porarily relieved the pain and tho Inflain-
That afternoon Mrs. Rockefeller showed tho
doctor the forefinger of her right hand.
" Doctor." sho said, "what Is the mnttor with
it? It's nil Inflamed and it hurts dreadfully."
The physician examined it closely, and then
asked Mrs. Rockefeller whether she had
touched her husband's toe.
"Yes; Idressod it on Friday night whon it
first hurt him."
"Did you have any cut or scratchos on your
finger?"
"Not that I remombor. I oh. yes. Now I
know. I scratched myself on the tip of the
finger tho day before. But that was a mere
trifle."
An hour later Mrs. Rockofollor was in bed.
and thoy had cut open almost tho wholo length
of hor finger and romoveda quantity of mat
ter. A slight fever set la, hut the Inflamma
tion did not spread, and after four da) h Mrs.
Rockefeller was out of danger, though still
very weak and considerably frightened. Mr.
Rockefeller was not so fortunate After tho
operation the, inflammation spread and lym
phangitis set in. The poison lodged in tho
Stands of tho groin nnd accumulated there.
Ir. Rockefeller suffered great pain and grow
more nnd more fevorlsh until the day before
yesterday, when a second operation was per
formed. Mr. Rockefeller was anaesthetized, and Dr.
Weir removed tho poisoned glands. A few
hours later the patient was feeling much bet
ter, though still very feverish. Yesterday he
continued to improve, although the fever hnd
not left htm altogether. Ills brother, John D.
Rockofollor. visits him dally.
SLUMP WENT THE SIDEWALK,
Sixty Feet or It Fell Into the Mokmwk'a
Cellar with a Cataract of Croton.
Bitty feet or so of tho sidewalk on the Fifth
avenuo sldo of tho towering Mohawk building,
on tho southwest cornor of Fifth nvenue and
Twenty-first street disappeared with a roar In
n cloud of snow and dust at 10 o'clock last
night startling loungers in the Union and
Lotes clubs, just ncross tho way. "
Tho temporary supports of tho celling of tho
vaults has given way under the weight of half
a doon ponderous Mono slabs. Contractor
McCabc'stool house, a lamp post, and a hy
diant vanished Into tho sub-cellar with tho
flnrfdonos.
There wore two 0-Inch pipes designed to
supply water to tho tall building. Incomplete,
but already eight stories high. Ono of those
leaders ran from thu llt-lnch main In Twonty
Ilrt street and the otherfrom tho 48-Inch m.iln
in lifth avenue. Both were broken in tho
general crash, and for ono hour two solid
btrc.ims of water poured with cataract force
into tho ruin. .... ...
Engineer Monro ran to his three boilers In
thu cellar and drew the Arcs, fearing un ex
plosion. When the last of the glowing coals wore
dragged out the engineer was nearly up to
his hips In water. (Jeorgo Summers was tho
last person who walked past the building on
tho sidownlk that collapsed. Ho was not ten
foot from tho south ond of tho building when
the crush came. .-,., .. .
The rush of water kept on until 11 '( o'clock,
when I'oromaii John J. O'tJomior. with John
A. Thompson and Charles Mullilnan of the De
partment of Publlo Works cumo down behind
a steaming horse and nhut ofT the flood. They
had mado two miles at race-track spood.
For an hour or ho all tho houses on Fifth
avonuo botweon Nineteenth andTwonty-thlnl
streets woro without vvator. as tho gates nt
thosu streets wero closed until plugs could he
put In the broken leaders. Tho cellar of tho
Mohawk, tho big building, wan flooded to a
depth of about six feet.
uicoaAJts cr.ua a policeman.
Perbape Tlila Will Aanlat In ratting Ihe
Force on lis Munele,
ThomnsFoloy Is a burly 'longshoreman. 42
yoars old, living at 15 Washington street
Last night at 0.U0 o'clock ho nnd acompanlon,
Thomas Dunn of tho same uddicss, wero beg
ging nt tho stops of thn elevated railroad sta
tion at Hanover square. Thoy were ordeied
nwiiv. mid went to tho corner of Jlooro uud
Front 6treots. . .
Policeman John Flt79lmmons saw Toley nn
proaih n woman, nnd he walked up to him to
order him off. Foley knocked him down, nnd
both men jumped on tho prostrate policeman
and hit and scratched him. 'i hey got his club
and weie using it on him when Policemen Mc
Caithy and O'Cnnmdl at rested them.
Sorgnint Hattuu wnsi.t thedeM. in the Old
slip Mutlon when tho men were brought in.
W lien Dunn leached tho railing he crabbed a
chali and threw It at Hatton. Beth men ran
for tho door. They wrro caught a sucond
time and locked up. Fltzlmmons is poiiously
iniured.
Fiank Mcurnth of 5 Thomas street wn ar
rested fnrlnterefrlng with the policemen.
Mrs. Kato Louis is n widow living at 72
(ireenwlch strict Last night Frederick Con
rad of the same adilress. who Is known to tho
Follco us an habitual heggai. went to Mrs.
finis's room and demanded some money.
When she refused to give him any Coni.ul
grabbed a stick of Move wood nnd beat her
over the head nnd shoulders brcnkl ig her
left arm and cutting her bend Conrad was
arrested and taken to the Chuich street station.
Huffocated In Her llrd,
A fatal fire occurred nt 2,777 Third avenue at
0 o'clock yestorday mon.lng. Mrs. Ellen
Hog.'ili, ft widow 63 ears old, was bUlTocated
in her bid, and her 1U-) ear-old daughter,
Nolly, was removed to tho Harlem Hospital.
1 ho house Is a three-story Ir.une buildliig..ind
the llegans lived on thu ton floor. I he flro
stinted in thu cellar and lilled thu hnusowlth
dense smoke. The store floor Is occupied by
Mnruas Planter, with a stock nf clothing and
hats. Ho 6lupt in thu rear of the store, and
sa s he had furniture and crockery in the eel
lar. He was Insured for $4,500, and his loss is
estimated at flOO. The damage to the build
ing US300. The origin ol the fir li unknown.
MINERS TANTALIZE 1IIE TROOPS.
Tae Tennessee Situation Snld to be Alarm
Infc An Ksxhnnce or Hhota.
Nashviluc Jan. 10. Early this morning
nearly 2,000 minors congregated on tho hill
sides about tho Coal Creek stockade and kept
up a constant firing of small arms, and went
through a dnnco around tho two small blook
houses, which contain 200 Htato troops. Tho
miners camo so closo to tho pickets that an
exohango of shots followed. Nono of tho
soldlors was hit, and It Is thought that tho
miners escaped without Injury,
About two weeks ago a aoldlor accidentally
shot nnd killed a convict, and slnco thon tho
minors liavo becomo moro aggressive Fdr
thor trouble Is oxpoctod. They swear that
whon thoy get roady thoy will exterminate tho
civil guard. State troops, and tho convicts, and
lorover end convict labor In tho mountains of
EaBt Tonnossoe. Tho officer in charge has
asked for roCnforcoments, and ono company of
infantry has boon sent out from Knoxvlllo.
Tho minors say that no moro soldlors nor con
letB shall enter the valley. Tho soldiers aro
woll fortified, yet tho minors outnumborthem
100 to 1. Tho Kentucky minors and thoso In
and near Jelllco aro ready to join their Ton
nessce friends at a momont's notice.
BLEW IN ALL 1IIS MONET.
Meyer Taken On. Hut Won't Die, and (bo
Uame lie Kxpoaed tioea Rlsha On.
The odor of gas in an adjoining room at
tracted the attention of ft lodger at 120 Wost
Twenty-nlnth streot about 2 A. M. yosterday.
Ho investigated, and found Augustus Moyor,
tho occupant of tho room, unconscious on tlio
floor, with tho gas escaping from two open
burners. That the gaB had boen turned on by
Meyor with suicidal intent was mado evident
by the following noto which was written In
pencil on tho cover of a pasteboard box:
lb Uit rNU: Don't blame m for doing It a. It wai not
my rnult. K.d company and rambling wa. the cams
of It, and may It ba a ltuon to other young men. t
bopetbtjon vlU sot bury me In tba l'ottcr'a fltld.
Good bye all.
1. s I u born from Hebrew parent!, and I bop to
bo burled In a Hebrew cemetery. CI2 and K2 Sixth
avenuo ruined me.
Moyor was still unconscious when removed
to tho New York Hospital, but regained con
sciousness undor treatment and his complete
recov ory Is looked for. Meyer, who Is 10 yoars
old, conies from Chicago, and Is an finbrjo
actor, hut has been out of occupation for
some time. Ho Is snld to have played with
Robert Mantell's company. His New xork ad
dress In tho Ijiml'R' Club.
Nos. 512 and 522 Sixth avenue are combina
tion cigar stoics nnd gambling houses, so
ninny of which infest the Tendorloln district
Cigars and cigarettes aro exposed for sale In
the front hut this is only for tho benefit of tho
pollco. Back of the cigar countori a long
room, usually filled with voung mon leaning
ovor the gaming table and losing monov. Lust
night because Meyer's letter had been pub
lished In the nftornoon. there was loss busi
ness than usual doing. No. 522 is known ns
tho Klndorgnrdcn. owing to tho voutli of Its
habitues. Instead of tho usual crowd, only a
fow persons were in the room playing roulette,
lumird, and red nnd black. ItwiiR the same
way at B12. where tho hazard table was desert
ed It could not be ascertained who tho pro
prietors of the two places oro. Tho polico
profess utter Ignorance of the existence of
these places.
INFORMATION I OR $10.
A Lanky Man Arrenled lor Trying; (o Oct
Money of Mm. lie Lima,
A lanky man lurched into tlio Hotel Lang
ham yesterday afternoon past the uniformed
bell boys uud door attendants who sought to
stop him and up to tho clerk's desk. He asked
to seo Mrs. Do Lima, tho mother of young Ed
ward De Lima, who disappeared the morning
of Jan. 0. leaving no traco behind. Tho clerk
snid that Mrs. De Lima was out Tlio man
said ho had a letter to deliver to her in person.
It was sent to her room. This was the letter:
Urt D into.
Ihur vIadavic If on III return $10 hy bearer of this
mite I will jlie you information an to uhere our inn
I-d'rardii loumi) think m) onb object iRloniaku
money. Such In not tbe tare I liavo inent both tlmo
and money to aallkfr myiiett in the matter. It you will
aend me thu $10 1 will tell you where your ftou can be
found wttnln twonoure. Ukorcp 11. Uaxtlr.
Young Charles De Lima was at home, and
Bent to tho East Fifty-first street station for it
detective Detective Shelly camo and brought
Policeman Muhloon with him. They arrested
the lanky man Tim prisoner snld he was
John C'umberford.nndthnt ho had got the note
from a man ho know as John Proctor, a street
car driver, whom ho had met at Fourteenth
streot and Fourth avenue Capt arts enltl
last night that lie was satisflod that tliocaso
was just an attempt at a petty bwiudle.
Oot. Bolea In the Itace.
Des Moines, la., Jan. 10. It is announced
thnt from this time forth Gov. Rolos will
oponly take tho field us a Presidential candidate.
Two Tbonaand Fjjoplo Bleb.
Columbus. Ind , Jan. 10. Elder Sweeney of
tho Christian Church announces that 250 of its
700 mombors are on sick beds. Thero aro
2.000 cases of grip and other sickness In the
city, or one-fifth of the entire population.
Undertakers liavo brought help from adjoin
ing towns to keep up with their business.
Cold Weather Out West
Kansas City, Mo.. Jan. 10.-rLast night was
the coldest In this city for over ten years, and
reports from nil parts 9! Kansas show that tho
thermometer registered much lower than It
did hero. At the signal office In the city 18'
below yero vvns registered, while nt Atchison
nn unofficial record mado it 20' below. Tho
air is still, and no wind or snow Is blowing.
1 10111 Oklahoma nnd southwestern Kansas
there como reports of much Buffering among
those who are ill-provided with shelter. It is
still vory cold, but the indications nro for
warmer weather.
The 'Weather.
An exlemlre trough of low preitnra covered tbe
Atlnntlc States eiterday from Nora Siotla to the eat
Gutf. The centre was on tbe northern New Pntdiuid
cont during the day, iJiit nUht the entire depreiniun
wai mov Irg eastward with a tub-centre forming on tbo
coaitof Virginia.
lulu fell In all the Blatei bordering the Atlantis and
eattciu'f. It changed to ball, and Anally to innirit
!' vi fnthii rPTion and a far aouth n Wanhtngton
Knnn frll also thro igliout tlila Btale, and our tlio laLen
to ( lilragd In the central St-itex and et of the
Mlmlkilppl tbe weather waa generally Ulr, The anow.
tall np to 10 P. 1. immured from ouo to tbreo liichea
over till stale
The cold wave made Iti appearance In the central
Flateiand Ukn regions, and will cause a fall in tnU
clly to about 1 J1 below freerlng Ibis morning.
A storm centre and warm wave beld ponsesston of
Montana and the Dalotat, wbere (be temperature has
risen 0" to 4U la 24 hours This warm nave will
rtpldly dllpate the colder weather In Its front, and
we may evpeit warmer v. eatber In this neighborhood
at-atii on Thursda).
IJenie feg pretalled along Ihe roast yesterday, with
winds aieragii.g trom lit to'J4 miles an hour, blowing
nil kliorminrlb or llaiierat In nils clly the feg lifted
it night, aierage humidity, US er rent,; wind north
tut to noribviest, HioragA velocity. 1U tulle an
hour, highest cltlcial tem eralre, 4'J"
The thermometer at Terry's pharmacy la Tita 801
building recorded Ihe temperature yesterday as fol
io,, s:
1R0.1 )6II2 J801. 1RD2
BAM an 44 .SlOP, at -SJ 85
0 A VI JV 42 III', VI 80 no
U A ... ,, . . J 4I "KM .'T 2
1JV 2o 42 li mid o .'!
Average , ...8KH
Average on Jan. 1. 1891 272
toesi roittiAtt tiu 8 r. wiosucir.
lor southeastern Mew York (including Long Island),
also for western I onnectlcut and northern New
Jersey, snow, lollowed by, clearing weather) colder,
Willi a cold wate, bruit iir'lhwcit winds.
ror Thursda), fair, becoming warmer during the day,
I. II Dunn, local Forecast OnlclaL
WAMIIM.TON lOflSCSST rOA WK1INSS0ST,
For f ll gland and ei-rm ,Vr i'otk mov. mil
Kile ttortti t.'.t ., iff Tltlj
tor He Jrrrr) dealing, tuld ate, nortbaesl
iu r, fan rhurdj)
tor wrtttrn New orl, clcarlnt; aarmtrby Wednet
day nlgbl, variable winds.
Brew rd fro as Malt ana Hop Only,
Hnpfsl Bitw'f Co,'a Manhattan Star, 229 g. 88th it,
PREPARING FOR WAR.
Eight Vessels Ordered to Join the
Yorktown at Valparaiso.
BLOCKADE SHIPS TO BE BOUGHT,
Rumors of a Disagreement Between Mr.
Blaine and the President.
The Seerctarr, Apparently HnOerlar from
an Attack or Vertigo, l.eavea the Cabinet
Meetlnr-Not at the White Honee Winner
nt Night, Though He Was Haiti to Have
Recovered Neerelnry I'.lklna nnd Con.
mrdore Itomaey Admit thut Ihe Preaent
tsiluatlon Forebodea IVur With Clslll
Kumora of a Forthcoming; Apology and
of an Offeror Mediation by Knglnnd The
JPrealdent'e, Mcaaue la lie Torre d.
'tTabiiimitov. Jan. IP. War with Chill seems
moro certain to-nlnht than at any tlmo slnco
tho controversy arose hotvveon the two coun
tries ovor tho flrlne upon tho sailors of tho
Baltimore in tho streots ot Valparaiso last fall.
The air is full of war and rumors ot war. and
thoro Is a deep conv Ictlon In tho minds of publlo
mon in WashlnKton that If an apology is not
soon forthcoming from Chill a declaration of
war will not ho lone postponed. Iheio has
hoen a decided chance of opinion within tho
last torty-elRht hours on tho part of those who
have heretofore scouted tho Idea ot serious
troublo between tho United Mates and tho
South American republic, and tho publlo
man is nn exception now who thinks that
Chill will apologlzo or that the United States
will not whip her If she does not. Tub Sun's
roport ot tlio excitlnc situation attractod wido
attention in Washington to-day. nnd Its ed
itorial comments were a sourco of (treat satis
faction to Hojrotary Tracy and other ofllctals.
Secretary Tracy warmly commended tho cood
senso and cood tasto ot the editorial.
The meeting ot tho Cabinet this morning
was nn important event ot the day. It was not
only Important, but It was dramatic. The
Fresldont submitted to the inspection of his
advisers tho rough draft ot the mossasoho has
prepared toaccompany tho Chilian correspond
ence to tho two Houses of Congress, nnd
asked tholr advice about It, Boforo
the Trcsldont did this, however, nnd
while somoof the preliminary corrcspondonco
was holns read by Hecrotary lilaino. the Secre
tary. Is is said, was attacked with vertigo and
nausea and almost fainted In the arms ot
Becrotary Klklns. Tho members of tho Cab
inct. allot whom were present except Secre
tary Foster, who is sick at Fortress Monroo,
weio thrown into n Btato ot consider
able excitement, hut regained their com
posure nftor a window hnd boon
opened and Mr. Blaino hnd been revived by a
draught of cold air. Tho Secretary iinmo
ll iti'ly left the Cabinet room, accompanied by
Secrotary Klklns. and wont to his home nftor
stopping on the way to consult his physician,
who, unfortunately, was not at home. The
Secretary of War retui ned to the Whlto House
and remained until alter the conference had
adjourned.
After this llttlo flurry the consideration of
tho Chilian question was resumed, the par
ticular point of discussion being tho recent
pretended withdrawal of tho offensive noto
of befior JIatta. the head ot the pro
visional Government of Chill. After the
Cabinet meeting Secrotnry Klkins said to tho
Sun reporter that nothing had occurred that
put a new face on the situation. He was in
clined to think thnt the United States was in
for war. ns there seemed to bo no way of
avoiding it
Mr. Klkins snid further that the dotails
of the Chilian controversy were in tho hands
of the President nnd the Secietarios of State
and the Navy, and that the other members ot
the Cabinet wore' mere lookers on In Vienna,
although theyweroin full accord with tho fool
ing that the honor of the United States must
bo upheld at any cost.
Tho Secretary of the Nuvy finds himself to
night with every ptospcet of a naval war on
hand, and nil tho details of his campaign aro
mappod out. Tho excellent condition of tho
hen ice is due to the hard work that
every one connected with tho depart
ment has been calh'il on to do. All
of the bureau chiefs have bi en nt
tholr desks early nnd late nnd nluavsou hand
to confer with the becretary. There have been
frequent coiifoiences and every Imaginable
detuil of the opeiationr, ngainst Chili has
been brought up mid some disposition
made of each matter. Commodore llam
scy has had iliuige of the iiersonnul of
the f.eivje nnd has prepared tho rough
pniKtiiiiiarv drafts showing tho ilulloi of
olllcers ami vvIiohIhiII perform thnio duties iu
the engagement that may take place at Val
paraiso The deciphering or the secret-code
me cages which will come from the olllcers
in Cli 1 linn waters and t he preparation of cipher
depatches which must go from tho dopart
inenttoforedun stations dtivolv us upon Co nimo
doro Ilarascv's nssibtnnts. Kngliieer-in-Chlcf
.flrliillo has looked after the engineering de
tails of tho vessels which uro tinder orders for
son I co nt alparalsu. Naval Constructor
Hkhborn isnetingaschiuf constructor in tho
nlisonce ot tho latter ofllccr. and is engaged In
t art ring out the new projects, which will
give the ships udded fTicthcnohS. Com
iiiodoiu Tolger Is perhaps the busiest
man. having in charge the equipment of
vocscls with ordnance. Tho Soi.ritiir has 11
peibonul staff which combines the cIsiiiciiIh of
naval work, in addition to Com nnxloi o I'ol
ger he draws upon the expert until irlty ot
Command 11 Clmilulck. who Is well Infornp'd
about ships and their construction: ('apt.
Malum, who Is the I'lcsidentof the Naval War
College and tho Ihoiueticnl warrior of tho
lia. and I.leut. llbtrkingh.tni, who Ik the
junior member of trio stall and lllls in geii-
Cllllll.
As predicted In these dospntehos last night,
oiilcis worn Issued from the .nv Dnj nrtiui'iit
to'dai toeonccnti.itotho squadrons under Ad
miral Oheiardl and Admiral Walker at Val
p.ualso. Admiral (iheraidi has hi-tiniifsignnti'd
to command tlio vushcIm oil the 1'aclllu station.
At present Ailml ml (llii'ranli.w it ii his squadron.
Is at I'ort-au-i'rincu Wost India Islands. Tho
vessels in his squadron aro tho l'lillinlulpliln.
Concord, and hcnrsaign. Admiral Walker's
squudron is at Montevideo. 'Iho C'hhugo.
Atlanta, and ltenningtou comprise the vobxcls
under his command. Adiiilial Walker was
also advised to-day of the (inters Isbiind to
Admiral Dherardl. uud II was left to his discre
tion whether he should piocced at once to
Vajiinrniso or delay his departure until iuithur
advised Horn the Navy Department.
Admiral Cihernrdl'H squadion will leave at
oik e loi the houth Atlantic, loin hlug at ll.ihln.
Uracil, foi advices from thu Navy Depailinent.
'Jhlseomldiied squadron will meet at nlp.i
ralso the Yorktown. the iloston. and the Char
leston, making u licet ul liino vessi Is. three of
uhlih aro tho most Powurlul in the bulled
Status Navy. Tlio Chicago uirnos H breech
loading rilles iisILm mill 11 1 alter), thu Huston H.
the Atlanta H, thn I'liihtdo phi 1 1'.'. the llon
ningtou tl. the Kenrsarge 14, the Concord ll,
and tho Charleston H, making in all iilllri-t-cIiisb
guns, besides thn seiond.iri batteries.
Thnaveiage number "f men in each vessel.
Including iilflcorK, marines, ai'd the sail irs. Is
ubout Hill, making in all about I, 'AM men that
will soon beon the l'.iclllc station under com
mand of Admliul Ohurnrdl.
This Is thu Hi st sti Ictly warlike movement yet
made by the United States, and is thought to
ho necessary, as thu duy for sending In a
message to Congress draws neur, und
thero are no indications nf peaceful In
tent ions on the part of the Chlliun Ore, eminent,
'lliu Philadelphia has illicitly started 011 her
tiip and will be follow nl to-morrow or net
day by the Concoid. mid purhans the hear
surge Adiiilial Wnlkei, with thn squadi'in of
evolution, will no duiil t start for the scene of
operations n 11 few days, having author!!) to
leave Montevideo for chill whenever he thinks
ho Is justified In doing bo. TI111 force which
is thus to bo concentrated nt Valparaiso will
bo sufficient to defeat nny strictly naval force
which the Chilian may succeed in raising.
The department hat made arrangements
for the acquirement of merchant ships for use
In blockading tut ports along tho Chilian
coast, nnd six vcrsoIs of this description will
be lilted out ns soon ns war Is declared
and tho necessity fur this soit of w.irfaio
Is apparent. I Jiter on. If they are found to ho
needed. sl more moichnlit vessols w ill ho pro
pared for this Impoitiuit work. They will ho
equipped with four. live, and slt-lnch guns,
vvlth which the Ordtinnco Bureau Is well sup
Piled. Aforcoof this stroncthnml character
will ho invaluable In n campaign such as tho
possible war with Chill promises to lie. The
fonr of just such action lias caused several
foiolgn firms doinc business In Chill to urge
their reprcsentatlv es to adv Iso iigaln t hostili
ties. The hlnckndo will lie ono ot tho most
elTcotive features of tho attack.
Orders have also boen glvon to have the ar
mor for the monitors hurried and a steady
supply kept up. The armor question has al
ways given the department tome trouble, hut
thpro is every Indication that it will not
delay the provision of a thoroughly cquliped
flcot. It is estimated to-day that tho United
States navy hna enough vessolsand munitions
of war at hand to make It ovece ditigly Interest
ing for nn opponent whoso idea of conllht
hordors on barbarity and whoso conception ot
horoism passes among moro enlightened na
tions us blind dospcration.
The Navy Department continues to recelvo
letters from nil pints of thu countrv offering
ndvlco and volunteering scivlces In tho event
of war. Homo are evidently from responsible
sourcuswhllu others are obviously I he woik of
Clanks. The majority of them are Inmost and
are acknowledged In sultablo manner. Ills
very gratifying to the dopnrtinont to Mint Unit
in tho event of hostilities there will bn so
ninny patriotic Americans who will stand by
the Government, l'robably tlio most notable
letter so far recelvod camo to-duy from J. 11
Addicksof Philadelphia. It roads:
Ttt lite rtblw r, ( .Via V
"bin: In the event of war vour department
may find it desirable to use high speed boats
for torpedo service. If such an emergency
unfortunately arises, pleaso consider the
steam yacht Now Then us placed at the servico
of tho (loveinment without compensation.
Vory respectfully. .7. Kdwaiid Armn ns."
A man who gives his address as New Hnvon.
Conn, has written tho department regularly
every day long lettors regarding a campaign
ngiliist Chili. In tho pone'lllod communica
tion which was received to-day ho uigedthu
sending of ono cruiser for every vessel nt tho
disposal nf tho enomy. nnd to follow the line
up w 1th 150 trauspoi ts hnv lug on bout d -OO.U(K)
men to occupy the country. Another man In
Illinois suggests the selection of two cham
pions, one from each country, and letting
them fight it out In mortal combat. He oilers
his services to his country for this Bclf-sacri-llclal
purpose and only stipulates that thu
duelling ground shnll be In this country.
Another suggestion which has como Is tho
dropping of till sorts of horrlblo compounds
down upon tho heads of tho enemy from aerial
vessels of war. As a matter of fact, this
suggestion In pait hids fair to be carried
out, for the department has ai ranged for a
balloon service, if tho war lasts any length of
time. The purpose nf the balloons will lm
lather to make observations than to accomplish
unysuch thingsasthe correspondent pro posos.
Tho depiiitmeiit has been informed that
thero nro Knglish and Gorman Influences ut
work on thoOovornnient nt Santiago looking
ton peaceful settlement of tho difficulty. So
far thooveturos bavu had no effect upon tho
Chilians, and from all accounts they are deter
mined to resort to nurruther than give In. Tho
officials here look for some sort of a dilatory
communication ut tho last moment, and, in
fact, it is said that even now tho Chilian Minis
ter has advanced vorbnl assurances that his
Government will npologl?e. He lias been do
ing nil ho can to induce tho authorities
at Santiago to do the proper thing, nnd
In -this endeavor ho has been assisted
by Mr. Blaino and tho British Minister. But
atno tlmo slnco despatches have been coming
from Valparaiso has thoro beon 11 singlo
conciliatory feature of the situation. Com
modoro Itnmsey. through whoso hands
go nil the despatches from that part
of the world, told TnE Sun roportor to-day that
for tho last two days the aspect of tho caso had
been warlike. A great deal of aependonco
may be put In tlio remark of this officer, for he
is too conservative to allow bis wishes in tho
matter to run away w lth his honest opinion.
" It Is oasy to understand." snld another
official, "why English und German Influences
are at work on the Chilian authorities to nvort
war. The natural sequence of the declaration
of war is the blockading of Chilian ports
nnd interference with tho commercial
intorosts of thoso countrios in Chill.
Thoy will do nil thoy can to prevent anything
which means loss of monoy nnd the Interrup
tion of business, and If tho Chilians swing
round nnd recognize the claims of the United
States, it will be because outside influences
have operated to tho result, and not hecatibo
tho Chilians realizo tho justlco of the do
mnndsof this Government, or are ohediontto
the manifestations ot force in which this
country has indulged."
To-night tho men who have been arranging
for war are all at tho Executivo Mansion, with
the exception ot Mr. Blaine, as guests at tho
lit st state dinner ot tho season.
The President's message will not be sent to
Congress to-morrow, ns was predicted, but
will bo deforred for sevoral days, probably un
til next vvoek. Asono member of the Cabinet
expressed It to-night, the case against Chill is
not jet legally complete, owing to th delay in
tho receipt of certain reports from Col. Homey.
Commodore Schley, nnd others, Tho message
will contain about l'JS.OOO words.
The report that the Chilian Government had
dispatched threo mon-of-vvur to Intercept
Admiral Walker's squadron, should it sail
for Valparaiso by way of tho Straits of
Magellan, scorns to have had Its foundation in
the fact that tho Chilian man-of-wnr Esmor
nlda has gono down tlm coast of Chili to ronder
assistance to the Paclfio mall steamer John
Elder, which has been wrecked ofT that coast.
This Information waseontalned in a despatch
received attlm Navy Hepnitmuiit to-day from
Commander Evans. Ho did not refer to any
contemplated Interruption to Admiral Walker's
fleet In its voyngo to Valparaiso.
Tho Secretary of tlio Navy rocclvod a des
patch from Toulon, France, stating that tho
Chilian battleship Capltun l'rnt. which Is
building nt that port, and now nearly com
pleted, will not bo ready for service before
This 'information will undoubtedly relievo
the minds of many people, ns the Prat Ib re
garded In some elrcles hb about tho most for
midable man-of-mir ever built und uble to
cope with the bebt lighting vessel ot any of tho
great powers.
WAS M.AISE ILL. OR ANGRY?
Knmor of a Dlaacreesnent wills the Freal
drnl on Ihe Chilian tlueallon.
Wabdinotok, Jan. 10. The roport Is persist
ently circulated to-night thnt Mr. Blaine's sud
den departure from the Cubluct meeting to
day nnd his failure to nttend the State dinner
to-night Is tho rosult of n direct conflict
ot opinion between tho President and the
Secretary of State growing out ot the Chilian
situation. The fact Is notod that Mr. Blaine
did not send his regrots to tho Whlto Houso
until tho hour set for the dinner had arrived,
tnfucoof the fact that he assured hid friends
thnt ho was not III.
A United States Bonator expressed tho
opinion this evening that from his personal
knnweldgo of tho very delicate and critical
situation of 11 Hairs nnd from tlio fact that Mr.
Ill.ilnu has nil along been In favor of a pence
pollcv.ho is In'llned to bclicvo thnt thero Is a
srilous misunderstanding between tho Presi
dent and his Secretary of Stnto.
The fact that Mr. Blaino telephoned for his
friend Senator Hale Immediately after leaving
the White Houso and has been all the
evening In consultation with other
friends lends color to the report of a
disagreement Many friends nnd advls
eis of the President and Mr. Blnlne
niliiilt that they fear tho long existing III feel
ing betve'on llinso two conspicuous Hepub
licnnshusat Inst brought them to the joint ot
an opin rupture.
The truth cannot bo learned to-night, but It
Ic freely predicted bv several prominent Ho
publicans that thero will soon bo sensational
developments In the persoral quurrel.
Mr. Blaino had been only the minutes at the
Cabinet meeting when. It is said, he was
seized with vertigo and complained also of
nausea. According to the accounts given by
other members ot tho C.iblnot. ho loaned
ngainst Secretary Klklns nnd a col
league hastily opened a window, The
fresh air revived him, and he expressed
a desire to remain. Ills colleagues Insisted,
however, that ho should go home, und ho con
sented. Hu walked down stairs leaning on
Mr, Klklne's urm. ami in hts desire to get
awny without attracting much attention took
the llrst cuuhige he saw. which happeiiul to
be that ol Postiii.ister.Oener.il Wniiainakei'.
Tim two Secretaries drove to the houso of
Dr. llvatt. Mr. BUli.o's rhnh'lau. but he was
not at home. Tho bccictury then vvint to
his residence and Mr, Eikins roturucd
to tho Cabinet meeting. A fow mo
ments after Mr. Blaine had reached his
hocus a Bun reporter u admitted, to
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the room which ho uses foran office nnd found ffeaLnPJ
tho Secretary working among somepnporson nPH
his desk and Mrs. Blnlno assisting him. Tho ?.aPH
Secretary snid ho was nil right again. I'tPH
In the nftornoon Dr. llvatt callod, and Mr. Jkai
Blnlno told him ho had not boon as ,pppj
well ns usiiil tor several days, and attrlb- $aPH
uted this fact to his Into hours mado necos- pppj
sary by bard work and Imperntlvo social en- aPH
gngoments. Mr. Blnlno did not mention to tho 'f
doctor that ho had been taken Hint thoCabl- eaPaPJ
net meeting. At 5 o'clock, when the rain. hill. flPJ
and sloot woro pouring down In sheets nnd thn fojl
slush wns two foot deep In tho roadway and on , aPaPJ
the sidewalk, tho Information was given lo all taPLnPJ
callers nt Mr. Bluino's houso thnt ho had gono allj
out for a drive. aaPal
Later In the e-onlng I)r. nyatt said that Mr. fllH
Blaine was quito well, and would attend tho flH
stnto dinner. Ho did not do so, however. Tho laLnPJ
dinner was delnyed n few moment) whllo s aaaPJ
carriage was sent for Mr. Blnlno, but hero- 'aPaPJ
turned word that ho must regretfully decline. aPaPJ
To-night Mr. Blnlno Is up and about tho t.'Linl
house, und nssuros his callers that ho has fully 'PPJ
recovered from tho sovoral attacks of tho last )bLbPJ
few (i-nial
Soon after Mr. Btalno'n depnrturo from tho JniH
Cabinet meeting It was stated with much post h'H
tioness In certain quartors that Ills sudden aaaPJ
sickness was for tho most pnrt assumed. VePH
and that ho only doslrod nn excuso to break 'aPLnPJ
off the negotiations In tho Chilian controversy bbbPJ
for tho present In order to gain a few mora tpH
days' delay In the lntorost of his alleged poller .ppH
of "pencoat any cost." ''a)9
Thero Is n roport to-night thnt before tho '-sPfl
Cuhlnot formally mot the Prcsldont and Sccro- "aPal
tnry Blaino had nomo very warm words, and ,?PI
that tho Bocretary feigned sickness as Pl
means of temporary cscapo from an ombar- 4fLal
rassing situation. No member of the Cabins OaPaPJ
will confirm tho tt nth ot this roport ' aaiaial
Jaafaal
AS CONGRESSMEN VIEW TTL ''H
Various Opinion Expreaaed by Senator ''bbbbbI
aud KeprcaentatlTea. -bbbbbBj
Wabiiinotow Jan. 10. Many more or less '.lpV
sensational rumors woro afloat to-day which "'"bbbbbbI
added to tho suppressed excitement, alreodf ''sbbbbbI
vory great, at tho Capitol. In tho departments. aaaa!
nnd In fact all over Washington. Early In tho "bbbbbbI
day It was stated on the authority ot a mem- fpV
hor of tho Cabinet that in tho night a messago " lpV
had beon received from Minister Montt saying ppj
that ho hnd been instructed by his Govern- rtH
ment to assure tho United States that an apol- VRfl
ogy would boat onco forthcoming. No sooner IbbbbbbI
was this denied than the report camo that -''AbbbbbI
England had announced Its willingness to '-'Spp
mediate in thu interest of a peaceable ' Banana!
settlement of tho difficulty. No ono could pH
be found to father this statement which -aBBBni
was follow od by tho sensational story that the pfeV
Yorktown ut Valparaiso had been blown up by "bbbbbb!
tho Chilians. On tho heels of this came the "aaafl
Information, grossly exaggerated, of Mr.' , vr-H
Bluino's illness nt tho Cabinet meeting. All flf
these rumors and moro of tho same sort wont 'ppB
flying about tlio Capitol until the legitimate M
business of tho two IIousos was lost sight of In sbbbbI
tho general demoralisation that seized upon bbbbI
everybody and everything. ''!
At tho moment vvhen tho fact of Mr. bbbbbI
Blalno's attack became known Senator bbbbbbI
Hale received a telephone message that LbbbI
tho Secretary desired to see him on very H
important business. The Senators heard ot Iibbbbb!
this, nnd immediately it wns umgnllled Into a, jsbbbbb
matter of the gravest Importance. Even Mr. vepA
Hale, who Is iov. us ho lias been for many JPpi
j ears, the warm friend and confidant ot Mr. PH
Bluine. was disturbed by the message, and his WM
fears woro not allaved vvhen he learned that 'bbbbbI
tho Secretary wished to consult with him, not Ppi
about his illness, but with reforenco to the Ppi
Chilian situation. Just after receiving the ,- J-JnaanB
message bunator Halo walked into tho lobby. bbbbbI
where he said to u colleague that ho was really tl-H
alarmed at the situation. "A stage in the ppi
negotiations has boen reached," be said. QbbbbI
"where the slightest mlstako on their eld fpl
will precipitate war." rflH
Mombors of Congress genorallyare dlsln- fMsH
cllned tn express thniroplnions as to the prob- HMl
ability of war or the justification for it because iBKl
they expect to bo culled upon so soon to act 'PHI
officially. Somo of them howover. do not cKl
hesitate to express their views, although not 91
nlwavs for publication. A leading member ot EbbbI
thu Committee on Appropriations said to-day SbbH
that he was confident thnt Great Britain would LaH
be asked to mediate in tho intorost ot peace. Hal
und that she would bo willing to do so. He HbI
udded the opinion thut this w as tho only possi- eH
bio way in which war could bo avoided. KsDl
Representative Springer, the leuder of the WM
House Democrats, said: MM
"Thoro might bu circumstances that would SH
require iih to punish Chill. In that event wo '.nana
could hardly call It a war. Chill has less than q
:i,(jOO,ixkj of population, and hor resources and f Sgm
credit are already exhausted hy a civil war. in ImM
which the revolutionary party was successful. WM
A stable ami reliable government has hardly ',&
been established us vet. but oven if Chill were I'Mm
at her best, a country of .'f.OuO.OHHJ people would Sil
bo euslly ovurcon o by one having 05.000.000. rS&iU
If a casus belli exists, it would be moro mug- f3r'i
nanlmous on our part to propose to arbitrate ItSil
it than tu rush into a war which could have !'t?
but one Issue. A Government us poworful at ?ffl
the United bt.iteseun gain llttlo credit in a con- j-JJwS
test with one so weak us Chill Is at this time. Hvlii
"1 cannot tell how brief or prolonged a wo flK,,
with Chili would be. 'Hint would depend upon vwJl
tho aid Chili might get from other powora. -k
The other republics 01 houth America might fxjr
decide to make common eauso with a sister .ivTia
republic, and. If so. theie Is no telling where it s.MVr?
mu'lit end. In that uihii somoof tho European 'tllill
powers might taken hand, nnd who can tell. tsfi
when thodogb of warare lot loose-, what the jww
damage may be or when the contest mar V-&M
enu ifaVn
Spi'.iker Cilsp's lleulennnt. Gen. Cntchlngs. WM.l
said that If thu 1'renldoiil in his message, after 2 II
having digested the correspondence, was ot iOT
opinion that war should he declared, the SBI
IIouso would suppoithlin: that was the tern- ?MBl
pel of the House on the subject. Ifthocondl- iilH
t ion of alTalrH warranted a resort to arbitration. .fatlM
the Government woubl doubtless listen to the 1DI
oilers of n friendly nation, but tliore were soma IflM
things that i-inild not lie submitted to nrbitrn- WwM
lion, anil that niluht bo tlio condition of the SHI
eontioversy with thill. SbbbI
Senators, as u 1 ut.-, nro more conservative npi
than mcnihorsof tlio House, und until to-day aSai
hnvii In eu inclined to think thero is no danger HbH
of war. Somo of them uro ot thnt opinion still. bbDI
Semitoi (handler ot New Hampshire said:
"1 take no ,.uek in tills jingoism and war B
talk. I do pot IicIIomi it will do the United
Mates an good to hi como involved in a war iPPJ
vi lth Chili unless the provocation is v cry great Jpi
l'rom tlio Information now before tho publlo ppi
there Is nothing to wariant all that is said Ppi
about war ultli Chili. War is a serious busl- , ppj
nct-H, and it means much moro than Ib sup- bbbbbI
posed li some of thoso whonro busy clrculat- aHH
lug sensational stories. It Chill bus offended M
us and refuses to niakn proper amends, and bH
thtsii f.i tsnin transmitted to us by tho offi- 'bH
cersulthe Gincrnnient. then 1 will go as fur H
ns any oilier Senator toward upholding the bH
dlgnit) of tho Aiiieiican nation." aal
senator Vunco ot North Curollna says the Ml
Democratic Senators 1I0 not want to see the ileji
United States involved In a war with a llttlo fftffrl
country like Chill, but it tho President In hts SWJl
forthcoming message bhows that the provoca- Pl'fl
tlou has been sufficient, no obstacle will be t-J'v j
thrown In his wuy by the Democrats In secur- HWii
ing an ample apology and indemnity for such Wtim
outrages as liavo been inflicted upon Amer- ?HJ!l
lean i'ltl7t-iib in Chill. War was a very se- i'tftf,
rloutj thing to contemplate, benatni unc It'lJ
said, us it meant the shedning ot rt
ivuch blood, and untold suffering and sorrow. Vi'Ul
Ulldei theeiieuiiistiinces it would bo well to IsSiii
conrhler cut-full) such suggestions as the fiuttf
President might submit In his messnue, and IV Us
then to act with promptness nnd dotermlna- ,t '8
tlon. Whllo those who participated In the war vVfii
of the rebellion had no desire to engage In an- MK)fl
other bloody war. yet. whether the) foughton tjtc
the Union or on the Confederate side. In the MJV
event of n, conflict with 11 foreign power all irfKi
would unite In the defence of our liov eminent. IiftW
Senator Vance Is Inclined to believe that IW&.
much of the tumble now existing between Hie wSk
United States and Chill is duo to the unwise !(
selection 1 I Mr Kgunto represent .tho United Wftl
States in that counti) He says further that Isjlfl
ho wai- ruitlcillarb liiiprosd while tiavelllng Imm
in I uidi i reeintly with the absurdity of m vmu
great nation like the I nite I htales appointing UWm
(.. rman-boin cltiuis to repres.nt tils f,fl
coiinii) In v.iiiou- 1 ids of Germany; native M
vmcii.ais nniv sli uhl lo sent to represent ItfRJ
tin- (. v. inn. -nt in f leiKM- untrliis. Ufa
b-i.iioi H. n "I Washing! in i-.iid he hated mM
He-Id. 11 of 1 1 it 11 with mil sK millions of KJB
1 i-oi lee dug 1 ' w.u with .1 llttlo "uuiitry of HI
nb ut two mill lis of in pic. 'Iho United MB
Miitosc -uhl heiiei altoid to temporuu with
( hill lluiii wltli .1 hugei and 11 more powerful Sal
nation, 'I ho 1 hiliius weroadlllurent race o( MB
people fiom American citizens, and wero In Hi
almost ennetnnt trouble among themselves. IHJ
Under the circumstances this country oould jH
well afford to go further with them In attempt- HI
ing to bring about au honorable dlustmoat 4
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