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yoL iXVl.-NO. 150. - - NEW YORK, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1899.-COPYRIGHT. 1899, BY THE SUN PRINTING AND PUBLISHING ASSOCIATION. PRICE WO CENTS. THE PEACE TREATY SAFE, HtTlMOATlOX Or TUB SENATE NOW SEt'.MS CURTAIN. The ''' of Opponents of the Treaty Grow Inf Hharter-A Resolution Mar Possibly U Adopted Deolurlng That lUUflcntlon Wisll Knt Determine, the roller to lie Funned llegnrdlnsj the. Philippines, Nor Commit Hi' Government (o i Colonial I'ollcy-eenator Fry Tells of tit Work ttt the Commission In Purls and Why It Wni Decided I" Take All of the Philippines. Wjuhinitoji, Jin. 27 - Senator Frye'B Bpeooh In tho executive session to-dny did much to solidify II" ftst-growlug scntllnmt In fnTor of Jlstoslng of tlii twucMi troaty on Fob. 0 by un qualified ratification. Tho speech of Senator c'afTerr. who in always opposed to eomofhlng, had llltlo effeot toward stemming the tide that ,s setting so strongly In favor of the troaty. Ilatiflrntion now seem certain, and tho ad voontr of thn treaty anuounco with perfect confidence Mint a good-sized margin over the necessary sixty voteB Is already In sight. Tho npiiononta of tho treaty rcallzo his to bo tlio situation, and all that tho most sanguine of thorn claim now It thai they will 1,0 able to force IheUenate to accompany tho ratiflcatinn with the passage of a resolution dtrinrlng that It In not tho polio? of tho Ad ministration to take permanent poseosslon of the Philippines. Many of Iho friends of tho tieaty arc disposed to favor tho adoption of Midi n resolution, for the reason that It would give eight or ton Senators who bellave that the treaty ouKbt to I and will be ratified, but nho havo boon heretoforo pledged to vote against It. a chance tochango their mtnds and voto for ratification and a eentlinontul resolu tion at tho same time. Many of the friends of tho treaty, however, are opposed topasslngnny .lualltylng resolution, and doclnre that thore Is i need of It, as the treaty Is perfectly safe without. Still. If It Is found necessary be tween now and tho 4th of Mnroh to adopt i decimation of opinion In ordor to case the consciences of certain Senators, some thing Ilka the resolution Introduced by henntor Sullivan of Missouri to-day will be adopted. It moans nothing, tho friends of tho treaty say. and would bind the Government to nothing. Even a joint resolution. If passed by the Sci-nte. would amount to nothing, because It would hivo llttlo or no chance of passing tho House, and even It It did, tho President would exercise his constitutional prlrllugo of holding It without his signature until It would full by the adjournment of Congress on Mnroh 4. Mr. Sullivan's resolution, which is more likely lo bo adopted than any other In case It Isdo tldod to yield to tho desires of those Senators t,ho seok an excuse to voto for the tronty, irovldes: "Thiittho ratification of tho pending treaty Kith Spain shall Innowlso determine tho policy lo be pursuod by tho United States In regnrd 10 the l'hlllppluos. nor shall it commit this Llovernment to a colonial policy; norls It In tended to erabnrrnss tho establishment of a stable, Independent Government by tho people ot those Islands whenever conditions mnko such proceedings hopeful ot successful and d slrahle results. ' Tlmo and time again it has been shown that Senate resolutions nmount to nothing, and so 11 tho fate ot tho treaty nt any tlmo shall seem to depend upon thu passage of some such roso- lutlon the vote's will ho forthcoming. Whllo vory confident that when the Issue Is fairly raado up sixty Benntora will stand ready to voto for ratification, those In cliurgc of tho treaty arc disposed to use every moans ot mak ing friends for It, Tho llqpublloan Sonntors nrpreclato fully tho"1 seriousness of fho situation In which the rejection of the treaty would placo tho Oovommont. and thoy havo tho authority of the President for saying that In such event Congress would bo called to meet in extraordinary session and tho business of the enuntry aguln subjoetol to tho doubt nnd uncertainty thut ulwnys exist when thore Is reason to fear nn upturning of tho fiscal policy o( tho Government and the enactment of now statutes. I)u ring the past fow days, and particularly plneo the date for n vote upon tho treHty was agreed to, business men all over thu United States havo brought their Influence to bear upon tho Benn'ors In tho i.itere-t of prompt ratification of th treaty, and tho President nnd tho members of his Cabinet have been nindo awarn of disquiet caused by tho possibility of rejection of tho treaty and u relapse Into a condition of war vilth Spain. Theso representations nro having tlielr effect with Senators, nnd each day tho llt of those who lmo onposod ratification or who have been set down ns doubtful Is shortened. Onenf the two llepubllean Senators who have boon opvir.ed tn thu treaty, Mr. Hnle. hns already abamloned active work against it, nnd. while It is unlikely that ho will bo able to mnko so sharp a turn as to actually vote for mtlflcn tion, it is ory well understood among his colleague- that he Is taking no Interest In tho Hilht and expects the treaty to bo ratified. Tho ether Kepuhllcui Senator. Mr. Ifonr. on tho contrary, seems to grow more bitter and Impa tient of the opinion of other Sonntorseach dav asthedato for tho tnklng of tho voto draws near. Mr Hour Ib angry because the President Mil not bend to the Senato tho secret corre spondence of the State Department and bo-'.au-e none of tho pending resolutions, all in tuidpclto annoy and embarrass the Uovorn i?''nV l. Passed, and It Is reported at tho Senate that he has become so active In opposition to the whole Idea Involved In the Philippine con troversy that hu Is actually In cominuulcation with Agulnnldo's Washington representative, Agoncllio. In whoso company he has dined and with whoso representatives he has consulted. President MeKlnley Is at a loss to under hand the attitude of Senator Hoar and of thoao ficnatora on the Democrats side of thooham I'Cr who. during tho events loading up toand yroiring out of the war. have stood so loyally or the Government. The President hns suld o nearly every man Whom he lias talked to lateli about the treaty thnt it Is n mystery to jura hpwa t-enator canflndncauso for desiring tpe rrjectlon ot the troaty of peace, or iustttlca tton. In whatever light he may look at the qnesticn, for voting to reject It. ;,0,,pdycun gniii by such a coiirse. tlio Presl- .L'X?'M,3"'ei,t. possibly. Bnnln, and haisso eonndenttlmt he treaty will be ratified by a zud.ilzri niujority that he Is wllllng'f tint a ilrnt) should be set even In advance of Feb.tl. i.c depends less upon the poll of the Senate ,..7n f0,1.11"1 x' the friends of the treaty than ?.."" belle! that the patriotism nnd common "like p( hfuntors of all parties, as well ns thn ilf'V,fflni'ng public sentiment In favor of i finging nljout pv.iee. will lead thorn, when tlio tinei-Giui-M,,.,, i. toi-ratification. . roi inoie thin, two hour, holilnd closed "wrs ti,B B(t,rool)i KM-mtiir Frve, a member J the Coinniuiee or. lurelgu Ite'atloiis and ''oneof the lVncol'ominlsSloners. addressed .'.''"''"ite. enmnii'iitlnu iipoii tho report nnd -..I1"!01) '"romraiiyliig tho treaty which is n'jw hetore the Senate, glxlng Information in V rV " "-'e , ? the labors of the commission ila"' s,,.'l 'l1' lensoiih that led theConimls '.orniMi, divide In favor of tnklng tho whole ii. ,''!' Phillppliui group rather than ."? '"'and. .V.iiurally such a speech wn ri?.i '""Unions It .vn freiiuenlly Inter Vii, ii " Ki at many questions weieiiNkod, '"' ' lneu Here freely answeied; n few Tr Vin ' '"trlleiiiarly was this the case when ;ii. .",""" "g'dn sought to ascertain what the i ?,r.f ', Iri'rueiimis wire which tho President ... i"'ir"ltf"1. t" have given his Cumml'slon- f.iliia "netheror not thoioliiHtnictlonswero hr."'1.'1 inalerlnlly changed. Mr. tllliniin li:,rf'i.rt',r" "nswer. but Mr. Fiye. like Mr. 'avis, 'llplpnutleiilly evaded the inestinn nil I "'.'"u t the general dikCUVHiuu of the ul)ie,-l I .4,. 'Ii "'''""'e l drown limit wliiit Mr ft v ""' tli.it In. went In Purls ined.i ni i ti.ki i .,," -I';1"! one island null. KuU'-imi .uloi ;"i"ii IjiiI Ih'Iuiii the viiiiiiiilkHinii vincud . ,. "" ""r ""d the other ineuibi'it'if lin uom "' ' '"i Mini e.iure eiiiild ii.jt -M.hly bo " " V'er lien Merntt nppeiired before 'iniiiihHioii, going there from Haul a ' h.i ."fh'fs Horn the Presldont. und told .': i '"' . k"0H' nnd what ho had ou i.f., B0.d f ""Piled tho commission with the iir.u1 'U1 otlcers underlilm It was ap Ptnt,Mr. Fryo said, thnt but one thing r- f m alnod for this Government to do. That thing waa to tako all nnd drlvo Spain from tha archi pelago, as she had been driven from Cuba and Porto Itioo. .It was shown that tho two Influential tribes, tho Tngn s and tho Yjsayas. wero not in unison nt all, Those two tribes form flvo-slxths of tho population not classed as absoltito bnrbarlans, Thp Vlsayaa took no .part In tho Insurrection onu looked with trepidation upon tlio tirotosod government of Agulnaldo. "From this very great portion of tho mpro Intelligent nnd in dustrious population It was Apparent that AgulnaldO could Hct.no support, but, on tho contrary, that ho would be antagonised. There fore, to leavo tho Islands to tliemscTves or to toko the one only, Invited constant revolution nnd unending trouble. . It was snfd that Admiral Dewey. In his telegram to the department, nuggostnd taking onlf the Island of Luton, but Mr. l'ryo said tliat pen. Mnrrltt Informed the commission thnt Admiral Dewey told him that the message was the reply to a messngo from Washington rooelved In Juno last, which said: , If wo retained only one Island, which Is tho better ono to retain V' -The. commission, Mr. Fryo said, was con vinced byGen. Merrlttthnt If the United State took the Philippines and governed thorn In Its own way. tho pepplo, and even Agulnatdo, would submit. If but tho onp Island of l.ur.on was retained. Gen. Merrltt snfd there would lie constant danger of a conflict with Spain. If Ltieon were left to Spain, tho United States re taining merely a coaling station, tho commis sion believed, from what was reportod lo it, that the natives would fight to tho blttor end.' and Gen. Merrltt did not bollovo that Spain could eversabduo them. Senator Fryo went over much of tho testi mony that had heen submitted to fho commis sion and pointed out those portions which em finaslted tho wisdom of tho policy pursued by no pommlsslon. Tlioro wns but tho onp con clusion to reach, ho said, and that conclusion was Insisted upon by tho commission, regard less of tho protest and almost toarful appeals of the Spanish Commissioners. Tho Senator also discussed the Importance of tho Islands from a commercial point of view and with regard to their military voluo. With rospoct to these questions he did not believe there could bo any difference of opinion, how ever much men might differ as to the question of policy. Tho question of policy, however, was not. Mr. Fryo said, now boroio tho Senato In renllty. The ratification of the treaty had nothing whatever to do with that phnso of the easo. What was best to do with the Islands remained to bo determined In the future. nnd Mr. Fryo Ahowed how foolish It was to seek to Incorporate In a convention tictween two great Dowors a proviso that could only ro tate to the Internal affairs of tho one. Tho treaty simply bound Spain to got out of the territory nnd cede her sovorelgnty to the con quering nation. The United States Wns bound to nothing tavo tho moral obligation to give the territory thus surrendered to hor a good government, and protect lllo nnd property while exercising authority. In tho hands of Congress nlone restod tho responsibility of passing upon tho question which had aroused Senators so much, and In tho hands of that body Mr. Fryo hnliovcd the future of the Islands could well be loft. Mr. Jones of Arkansas donlcd the nccurncy of the conclusions reached by Mr. Fryo. ami ot ine conclusions reacnea oy jir. rrye. ami fleicoly criticised tho colonial policy of the Ad ministration. He looked upon It as n schomo that ought to bo condemned, a scheme in tended to foster a class of colonial officehold ers nnd enormously swell tho annual expenses of the Government without giving tho people ?my adequate return. The schomo was vicious, le said, even when viewed from n commercial standpoint. It was unconstitutional, and could not be ooiintonnnced by nny ono who bolleved tn a government by free ccoplo and for a free people. Mr. Horry attacked tho accuracy of the re ports which had been submlttod to the com mission and which seemed to have had so much weight with that body. Those reports wore those of army and nnvy offlccrs, nnd every officer of each branch of service was very naturally desirous ot tostorlng anything thnt would strengthen elthor tho army or nnvy and give It additional power. These rejmrts should hnvo been more carefully scrutinized, and should not, Mr. Berry thought, hnvo beon so convincing to the commission. Mr. Horry also hud much to say nt Intervals about tho Consti tution. Messrs. Gormnn. 'Vest, CafTery and Mason nsslntod In tho cross-questioning to which Mr. f'ryn was subjected, and during tho last half lour of thu session tho discussion was largely conversational tn choraoter. Mr. Spoor.or. who wus a short tlmo ago accused of being not ovorzealous In tho causa -of expansion, "was a frequent spokesman this afternoon, and often replied to questions thnt wero almod generally at tho Republican side of tho chamber. Tineim Dnoirtren Jtr aouxn irnscr. The !. C. Austin Goes Down Oft Norwnlk, Conn. Women Cook One of Those Lost. Tho steam cannlboat J. C. Austin went to pieces on the rocks near Itoton Point, within three miles of South Xorwnlk, Conn., in the heavy blow of Thursday night, and her crew of two men nnd n woman wero drowned. The Austin left hor dock at Com muni paw nt 7 o'clock on Thursday morning. Sho had the bnrgo Daniel B. Flsko In tow. Both boats wore loaded with coal, and are owned by the Schoell kopf Transit Company of Buffalo. Tho Flake's cargo of 201 tons wns consigned to tho Atlan tic Starch Works of Westport, Conn., and the Austin carried 201 tons, consigned to J. A. Blrgo. Jr.. of Mllford, Conn. On board tho steamer were Cnpt. Sylvnnus Greenwood of Home, N. Y. i Thomns Young, the engineer, ot Buffalo, and Mrs. Helen Calla han, tho cook, of 120 West Twenty-seventh street. Now York. She was a sister of Thomas Gorman, who was the Captain of the Flsko. The stoamorand her consort wore Just abreast thn boll buoy, which marksareof nt tho en tninvo to Norwalk harbor, and about a mile wont of Norwalk light, when the Austin began to blow hor whistle ns a signal of distress. The tug Laurie of New York was following up tlio Hound with n tow. A high soa was running. The Captnln of the Laurie hoard the Austin's whistle and started for Wilson's Point to leavo his tow so that he could go to the Austin's nislstnnce. Bofore he returned the Austin had become unmanageable and had drtftod on tho roof. Capt. Greenwood. Young, and Mrs. Calla han abandoned the steamer In a small boat. Before the Laurie could pick them up tho boat onliflr.ed 'In the heavy sea, and It Is supposed that all wero drowned. Tho Laurie got n lino to tho Fiske. nnd, with Cnpt. Gormnn. sho wns towed In snfely to Wilson's Point. It Is sup posed that the Austin ft steering gear becamo dlsablod. Sho sank at tt o'oloek yesterday morning. .,.. . . .. George D, Gllson, thn New lork ngontof the Schoellkopf line, has an office at 120 Broad street. Ho said that the Austin was u bout of U(K) tonB burdon nnd was valued nt about S.I.O(X). She was built In Locknort, N. Y.. In IBrltl. IIo was positive that only tho four per sons mentioned wore on board the two boats, although despatches from Norwalk say that an unknown deckhand on the Austin was also drowned. An agent of the Bchoollkopf line toft last night for Norwalk to ascertain the ox act position of the Austin nnd to see If tt Is possible toralsoher. irilT 1)11. HALL'S yhACB IS VACANT. Discord Said to Kxlit In the Fifth Avenue Prrstiyterlnn Church. Thoro scorns to bo a feeling among Pres byterians In this olty that tho chief difficulty encountered by tho Pulpit Supply Commltteo of tho Filth Avouue Presbytorltm Church In Its endenvor to All the vacancy mado by Dr. John Hall's 1ath Is thnt there oro Intornnl divisions In tho congregation of tho church Itself. Bo sldos other factions, It Is said, there ajo two general pnitles. whoso great difference of opin ion In as to whether or not Dr. Hall wns a wronged man, whose denth wus hastened by the wrongs done him. Those most outspoken In this legnrd nro not members' of the chinch. Thomas r Mrung. n Presbyterian older, who wns prominent In tho Wnrsruwlak trlnl. said yeninrday that the easo hud ii tremendous, effect on the church, and that the second trial hail been ordered out of sympathy for Dr. Hal , Tlio appeal of the cuse was made by Clork Hrownell. he i-nld. without reference to tho wishes of tho congregation, n part of which de sired an appeal nnd a part u retrial Both parties which wore thou foiimd urn still wait ing the action of tiioOenernl l enitily. hosnld. Another Presbyterian ch'e . Inthosuma vein yesterday, nnd lidded i ieu Mr. Lon- noll of Hi-gent Church, Jimi' van proposed as pastor the f.ietlonul dleeii v.'liieh aroen prevented any unity of feeling i ; nlso jiolntod out that four New Sork clmr-iie luivo seemed pastors lately, nny one of whom would huvn been worthy of. a ead to tho Fifth Avennu f'luueh. Ho suld he saw noprospoctpt the pul pit helug Illicit until the mngrcgattnii burled ! ho past Olid looked to tho future. Deposit of Opals Dlscnvrreil In Moulin. CillUIMHUA, Mexico. Jan. 2". -A largo de posit of opals of fine quality has heen ills, covered near horo. A company of Americans Is being formod to work the property and place the stones on tho mnrkot. There I Nothing More ApiietUIng and dallubtrul for a wlntsr'sbruxfut thin Deerfoot FSSnHsuUgei. Beware of imitations. XrtUem.-Aif. FINANCIAL BUREAU SPLIT; col. jum.v.v niHcitAnar.H j. Annum .TOSKril WITH A ULACK KXK. Poilne nnd Lawyers Called In-Joaepti Gets Oiinnra, First) by MnVIng Col, Mann Pay Ills Itent In Advance) Vp to May 111, nnd, Second, by Htnrtlng an Opposition Shop. "Woof I" Col. Mann, tho editor ot Imrn Tiiplei. had arrived. " Woof 1" " Got out of my office, sir." Tho commanding voire of tho Colonel rang through tho fifth floor ot the Kdlaou building, "Owo-o-e--oo-o owo-0'0-e-e' I" shrieked female voices. "Blffl" Tho fist of K. D. Mnnn, tho Colonol's brother, shot out nnd landed plumb In tho right oyo of J. Arthur Joseph, tho mnnngor of the 7Wn Topics "financial bureau." "O-w-e-e-e-o-o-o-o owo-e-e-o-e-o-o owe-e-e-o-o-e-o." snld the female voices again. "Woof I" said tho Colonel. and he beat his breast. That's how the row started. " It was awfully oxeltlng."snldoneof the young women chor isters, yesterday. After the " biff" E. D. Mnnn ran out of tho of flco nnd dashed down tho stroot to get n police man. Thl)i Is the Joseph version of tho story. Tho exhibits wbloh go to provolta truth are: 1. Oneblnck eye (worn by Mr. Joseph): 2. One new financial burenu In Wall streot lownod by Mr. Joseph), and. a. Tho declaration of Mr. Mnnn (the Colonel) thnt ho'a running his own financial bureau "woof I" The Town Jbpfcit flnnnolnl bureau Is well known In Wall streot. Inquire in almost any of tho big houses, or tho small ones. oven, of the Street, and tho managing partnor will tell you that. J. Arthur Josoph Is known thore. too. nnd so Is Col. Mnnn. which makes a break in the trio a matter of more than usual Interest In Wall street. Tho Toirn Topict flnanolal bu reau was started years ago. J. Arthur Josoph was thu first manngor of It. Ho used to work with the Klornan ogonoy. Mr. Joseph says that ho modo tho burcou. Col. Mann doesn't deny It. though he Insist that Town Topic mndolt possible. Bo thnt ns It may, Mr. Josoph nnd Col. Mann always rullod well togethor un til Tuesday. Tho Colonel Is not spoclflo about tho oventn that lod up to tho break. Ho Just gencrnllr.es. Ho determined on Tubb day to discharge , Joseph, whatevor tho -...-v.... ... I. nnrl lin ant HfTHt Annilf. reasons for It. and ho sot right about doing It. FlrBt. he wroto twoletters tolling Jo soph that his connection with the paper must cease. One was a llttlo more detailed than the othor. but It didn't explain any more, Mr. Jo seph Is a small man physically. Col. Mann Is big. His whlsKcrs nlone are bigger than Joseph above tho shoulders. The casual ob server would sny.vlowlng tho two men. that the Colonel would have a snap discharging Joseph. But he knew Joseph, and probably for thnt reason ho cnllod his friends about him. There wero five In tho party when they started downtown to do the business. There wns the Colonel and his brother nnd Mr. Watson, nn nd vcrtlsing ngent. and n friend of Wntson and a private detective. .... ., ... Trinity chimes were just ringing the thrco quarior hour preceding 4 o'clock when tho Colonel with a "woof I" leading the discharg ing party arrived nt the office In the Edison building. Mr. Joseph nnd his typowrltorsnna onice hoys were In. Mr. Joseph sized tho pnrtr up and nrose to greot them. Tho Colonel K " You are discharged, sir." said the Colonol; "get out of my pflleo.", .... "I'm wliat?r'dnmnnded Joseph. Don't you talk to mo like that. You uet. out of my olllce. Col. Mnnn. or I shall-eall tho Janitor." It was at this point that the Colonel's brother came in. ... . , , ., ., "Now." said Joseph yesterday. relnting tho nllnlr, " U. I). Is pelthor so big nor so handsome ns tho Colonel, hut he'B Impressive Look at that." ho polntod to tho decorated oye. "Hols the most Impressive man I over met." It . ! ..A.nfs m - IvAltnvii er In rr-.tr 'I won't permit you to behave so In my ofileo. and I'll call the janitor if you don't leave." oxelalmcd Joseph again. "Got out of my ofllce." commandod tho Colonol. ..... ... Tho Colonel's brothor, tho story goes, was Inching up... , , , , , . ., "Uetout." said Joseph, nnd biff" came tho (1st cutting short tho sentence. Swish I swish! swlshl went the list ngnln. ns It cut through the air. but dldn t reach, nnd the screams of the typewriter resounded through the olllce. Swlshl swlehl Mr. Joseph rubbed his eye. Swlshl Bwlhl But tho fist didn't rench ngnln. Tho nrlvato detectlvo nnd the rest of tho dlschnrglng party rushed In. E. D. Mann Bwlsbed onco mono without reaching, and then ho dashed forthodnor. Catch him." cried Joseph. "He's gono fortho police, cried somebody else. The Colonel, his breast thrust out. strodo back nnd forth In evident excite ment, exclaiming. "You don't know who's In authority in this office. I'm In authority horo. Getoutl Woof I" , Whon tho Colonol labors tinder oxeltomont ho expels his brenth nnd his words quickly, and "woof" expresses It. "Woofl" said thn Colonol. By Gum. sir. I'm going to hold this ollloo If I havo to havo Winchesters to hold It " "We-e-o-e-e-e-o-c-e-O'C-e-el" screamod tho women. "He says guns." Tho Colonel strode on. Joseph In the mean time nursed Ills eye. "I'll not get out of this ofllce." ho said. "This Is my of! ee. I'll send for my lawyers." "Bend for eml" exclnlmod the Colonel "You can stay till ther get here, and I'll hold the office with Winchesters If noccssary." " Be calm, be calm," advised ono of tho typo wrltcrH who had "got back her nervo. and Joseph called up by telephone Bartow B. Weoks. his counsel Mr. Woeks came with Lawyer Sondhelm. In the meantime E. D. Mann had boys racing up and down Broad street looking for n. policeman. The Colonel called up Howo it Hummel, nnd Mr. Moss of that ofllce hustled up. F.. 1). Mann and tho po liceman got In just alter the lawyers'. " There he Is," snld E. D. Mnnn. " Whnt the devil are you doing here?" de manded Mr. Weeks. "What wero you brought "' Woll. Mr. Weoks. I hnvo me llvlij' t mnko." said tho policeman. "Sure 1 wouldn't como If I wasn't brought." "Well; look at that oye. If thore's boon any assnultlng done my client Is the victim." ''I'll hold the olllco with Winchesters," ox clnlmed the Colonol. "You'll hold nothing," snld Joseph The policeman tooka tlghtergrlponhlsclub, But thore wasn't nny further fighting. The InwyerH got togethor nnd tliey mado an ap pointment for njtKt dny. Thel discharging party left. Josopliatayed behind to think. Tho lease of tn otllco was held jointly by Mnnn nnd himself. Tho ofllce rent hnd nover been paid In advanoo except whon the bureau f:ot a dispossess notlco. so Joseph says. He uistlsd around to thp, ngent of the building and pnid the rent to May .'II. Then he hired the offices just across the nail and Invited nil tlio typewriters and office boys to como and work for him. They all accepted, hvon before tho lawyers had settled tho terms of tho di vision Joseph had his name and , the words " Flnnnclal Bureau " on the door, and had written letters to nil tho custnmors of the 7'uini Tuples bureau, telling theni he haddeolded to cut loose and go Into business for himself. After he'd done this he, had the decorated eye patched up. Botwoen those two offices since Wednesday morning, when tho terms of dissolution were agreod to. there has been a chunk of lee as thick as tho "All there Is to say about It," said Col, Mann. "Is thnt I have changed managers. I found Mr. Joseph booming certain Juw house and I beard certain things and Investigated thorn and I wus forced to act. There wasn't a blow struck. I wouldn't hit anybody. I'm u peace able man." . , ..... The Colonel went on end generalized the "certain things.". ... . . "Talks about 'cortalu Jovv houses doos he " dotruiudcd Joseph. " Well, all I know about certain Jow houses Is that Col, Mann" llcnlly. though. It wouldn't be any saler to quote Mr Joseph on Col, Mnnn than It would Col. Mnnn on Mr. Joseph. , , , "Col. Mnnn snys when you mo'cdynutoofc nn nlmnnno that didn't belong to you." snld a voice nt the door whllo the reporter wu talk lug "(live It to the Colonol." said Joseph, "tell him ho probably wants to know whom ho'snt I've gut nil tho business." "I made him pay his rent totho.llBt of May," chuckled Joseph to the reporter. " I got the money back when we settled." Thou he ran overnlot of letters from a lot of houses on Wull street, saying they were glud of the fulling out nnd cr.ngrntiiliitlng him. " I've seen E. D. Mnnn slnco the assault." said Joseph. "Ho suys be bears no animosity towatd me and I haven't nny townrd him, , why, I've mado him h present of a six-months' subscription to the bureau." Through t'ullmnii Service New York to Mluml. On snd sfter Jin. so, vis Penn, It. It.. Bouthsru I lty.. F. O. Jt I'.sudV. It. 0. Hr..dirct connections wltu steamship for Uavani, Key West and Naa.au. I Route of ' the New York and Florida Limited." M. Y,onus:maud833l-ay,-vtd-, J I chrhuino nuvth raox ors. otis. Ito flays the Situation nt Mnnlln Is Improv ing nntl There Is T.ess Kxrlteinent. Wasiunotom, Jnn. 27, A desnatoh rooelved nt tho War Department to-day from Gen. Otis relieved the anxiety ot tho Administration concerning the situation in the Philippines. It was the best news that hnd come for a week. The message began with the statement: "Situation Improving; lost oxeltomont pre vailing." Beyond this the military authorities decline to make publlo any of the contents of the de spatch, which contained about 400 words. It was said that the goneral oharaotor ot tho de spatch wus vory dearly Indicated by tho words quoted. Gen. Otis hns been very frank In his advices to tho War Department In regard to the con ditions with which he Is oontendlng. He has not hesitated to send bad news as woll as good nows, and whonevor tlioro wns anything of importonco or Interest to communicate has promptly transmitted It. Ho has not boon oversaneulno ns to a peaceful solution, and for thnt reason the War Department officials at tach considerable Importance to tho oheorlng words received to-day. Gen. Otis has bocn conlldent from tho be ginning of tho present dluloultlos with the Agulnnldo forces that ho would benblo tocopo successfully with any nttompt to ovorrido tho authority ot the United Btntos. He belloves thnt his troops aro sufficient In number to3do teat Agulnaldo'a army If a olnsh should come. The Amerloan force at Mnnlla consists ot about 20.000 mon, whllo of Agulnaldo's main army of about .10.000 only half that numbor Is be llovod to bo armed, At Hollo 2,000 American troops are quartered on board transports. Should a conflict occur they would havo about that number of armed Flllulnos to contend with. One transport, tho Sclndla, Is on her way from San Francisco to Manila with 1,200 soldiers on board. She should reach hor des tination eatly noxt month. The .transport Grant is on hor wny from Now York to Manila with 1,000 troops for Gen. Otis. The remain ing reglmonts under orders to proceed to Mun Ha will get away within the noxt two weeks frum New York and San Francisco. Theso reinforcements number about 7.000 soldiers of tho regular army. a i.naisLATiri: hlusokh. Antl-Uuny Mm Didn't Mean to Toto with Detuocrnts on n War Ilesolutlon. nAnmsnuno, Jan.! 27. Tho proceedings In both tho House and Scnnto to-dny wore tnmo, except for nn amusing 'pleco of blundering In tho lower body. During Its early session Palm of Moadvlllo, a Domocrnt. hnd reported a rosolutlon advocating tho lm'mcdlato ratifica tion of tho peace treaty, and declaring that the obstructive tactics ot tho minority In the United States Sennto wore a reflection upon tho brilliant achievements of tho army and navy and the triumphant ending of tho war. The Democrats howled "No" at this, but were tickled when Palm offered an amendment pro viding that Congress be asked to bear In mind tho precepts of the Declaration of Independence, and to secure the consent of tho governed be fore assuming power in conquered or ceded territory. To the surprise of all, tho amendment passod. It has been so much the practice ot tho antl (Juay men to vote with the Democrats that thoy did so on this subject, and passed tho amendment. There wns a division, but the resolution prevailed. The Demoorats roared at their success, but by this time tho antl Uuuy loaders mv their mistake and huntoda chance to retrieve their faction. It was given whon a motion to postpone consideration of the amended resolution was offered. This ended the discussion. Meals of Dauphin offered n resolution Invit ing President MeKlnley and his Cabinet to visit Harrlsburg, but It wont to committee. IAILE1'S ISO-FOOT VALL. Thrown Down n Mountain Side in n Il-.ll-rand Wreck Kscapes Almost Unhurt. PATKnsos. N. J.. Jnn. 27. William H. Dailoy of 23:1 St. Paul's avenue. Jersey City, was brought to tho General Hospital horo to-night suffer ing from a bad shaking up. Last night, on tho Wllkcsbnrrs and custom division ot the Susquohnnna Railroad, he wns on top ot a freight car which plungod 150 foot down a mountain side, nbout twonty rallos from htroudsburg. Dalley was n brnkemnn on n train ot thirty mlxod cars laden with lee. steel, and coal. Near City ltoa.ls Crossing tlio rail road winds around n mountain on a narrow roadbed, which Is about 150 feet from tho lovel ot tho valley below. A whoel ot tho cur on which Dalley was standing broke nnd the car toppled over tho embnnkment, dragging threo other cars with It. The breaking of n coupling saved the rest of the trnln. Dalley wus found unconscious, but, nsldo from n hnd bruising, unhurt, two cars having formed a bridge over his body. Ho wns tnkon to n nearby house last night nnd to-night his physi cian advised his romovnl to tho hospital hero. XUK IVK DA3I AT NIAOAltA. Water In thei Gorge Nearly Thirty Feet Above the Normal Mark. Nxaoaka Falls, N. Y.. Jnn. 27. Owing to tho extreme high wind of last night nnd this morn ing tho wutor In tho gorge goes nonrly thirty fcotabovo Its normal mark. Great quantities of Ice wero swept down the upper river from Lake Erlo, and tho combination of high water and nn Incrensoof Icocnuaed n terrillo jam to tnko placo In tho gorge. The waiting room nt tho foot of the Inclined railway wns flooded to n dopth of threo feet nnd the building was damaged. Tho reservation force wns cnlled out nt 2 o'clock this morning to protect the property. All last night men were kept busy blasting away the Ice from about the abutments of thn upper steol arch bridge In order to relieve them from the Intense pressure. Thorn has never been such an Ice jam In thn Niagara gorge. Many fear tho Ico will solidify botwoen tho surface and the (wreck of tho old upper suspension brldge.tblown down In 1HH0, thus partly stopping tho channel and causing a sot back of the water pouring over the falls. TO TEST SPKHIiWAY ItVLKS. Doll Itrings flult to Try and Open the Drive to All Pleasure Hiss. William F. Doll, who was arrested for riding a blcyclo on the Speedway, has brought an action In the Supreme Court to determine It the uso of the Speedway can bo limited to tho 'class of rigs permlttod to uso It. Tho defend ants aro Chief of Pollco Dovory, Capt. William F. Klrchnorand Purk Commissioner George 0. Clausen. IIo nsks thnt they bo enjoined from Interfering with him In riding on the Speed way on n ulcycle, on horseback or In a four wbooled carriage. Hosays thepollce have pre vented him from riding upon It In those three wnys, He alleges that the acts of tho defend ants In restricting tho use ot the Speedway are without warrant Tn law. Cnse Taken f rout a ,Iury Tlecnuse of n News paper Headline, Boston, Mass., Jan. 27, Tho Scnllann team ing fraud case was taken from the jury this morning becauso of the headline "Guilt Is Evident," which appeared In the Boston Herald, This for the present disposes of tho case which, In ono form or another, has boeii In the courts for two or threu years, Mulroy and Sonllans wore teaming contractors, und were charged with obtaining money for work never done by means ot n fraudulent systom of keeping no counts. Mulrey in now serving a term In prison on similar charges. A H0, 000,000 Concern Incorporated. Tdentom, N. J.. Jan. 27. The People's Bunltyand Finance Company ot Newark was incorporated to-day with n capltallmtlon of $20,000,000. The incorporators nre Philip N. Jackson, Edgar C, Sparkes, James F. Bled. John Connor nnd Oliver Wolcott Jackson, all of Newark. Tbocompuny Is authorized to "enter into, make, perform and carry out coutracts of ; every kind with any person, llrm, association or corporation t to erect works of all kinds, and to deal In real estate." The New York Telephone Company's mewnce rates make the oost of telephone service at your house and stable very medeiate. Ait, DEFICIENCY OF $207,000. DEPAItTHRNT OF PUBLIO DVILntNOS XEKDS MOM! MOXBV. ICconomtes nnd Iteforms in thn 'Depart ment Compel thn Lopping Oft of Heads Important Developments Promised In quiry Under Black's Administration. Aldant, Jnn, 27. There Is n promise of wldo reforms In tho Dopnrtmont of Publlo Build ings, whlcn for four yoars has been presided over by Frederick Easton of Albany. Chairman Odett of tho Itopubllean State Commltteo had a long conference to-day with the new Superlntondont ot Public Buildings, Harry H. Bonder of Albany, nnd whllo neither Mr. OJoll nor Mr. Bender would havo anything to say concerning tho result of that conference, It wns lenrned from other source thnt Mr. Bondor entorn uponhls enreer ns tho now Btnto Superintendent of Publlo Buildings with tho legacy from Mr. Easton's administration, nmountlng to $207,000. As n result of tho Investigation a deficiency bill for tho $207,000 must bo Introduced Immediately and passed, for the reason that tho now Superintendent of Publlo Build ings will bo without money after Fob, 1 unless this doflclenor bill la passed. It wns believed whon Mr. Beqdcr took offioe on Jan. 1 that tho finances of his department wore In pretty good shape. It turns out, however, that thoro must be Immediately a deficiency bill passed for 8207.000. Tho first step looking to economy In this do partmont will bo tlio lopping off of a numbor ot official heads. Tho first ono, (t Is understood, will bo that of Major Tottcn. There will be other changes, It Is snld. In this department. Undor Gov. Black's administration thoro was nn Investigation of tho Department of Publlo Buildings. Senator Hlgglns and others Inter ested In the Investigation. It was said, started out fair and right, nnd It wns declared to-day that tho results of that Investigation wore sub mitted to Gov. Blnck. From nil thnt could bo learned thoro wns n chnngo In the programme, und subsequently a now commltteo of Sena tors brought In a report which said that Mr. Easton's management of tho ofllco was correct tn every detail. Tho dovolopmonts to-dny thnt Mr..Bondor takes ofllco with n deficiency ot $207,000 In his depnrtment, n legacy from Mr. Easton, It wns said, will result In a numbor ot Important dovolopmonts. T,!T,K Of nniniMT J.V 1TASIIINOTOS'. 198,000 Snld to Hnvo Heen Ottered for n Vote for United Stntes Henntor. Tacoiia, Wash., Jan. 27. It Is charged that an offor of $5,000 has been mado to a Tucomn membor of tho Legislature for his voto for United States Senator. Tho offer Is alleged to havo boon mnde by a roputod agent of Levi Ankonoy, a banker of Walla Walla. Albert Johnson, editor of tho Tacoma JWim, printed a signed stntomont in his paper this afternoon, In which ho assorted that ho had absolute knowlodgo that such an offer was mado, nnd was prepared to produce the man to whom tt was made. This member Is said to bo one of the main supporters of Candidate Foster of Tncoma. Tho Legislature had adjourned when the story wns published, but tlioro is llttlo doubt thnt It will be mado the subject of Invcstlca tlon nt to-morrow's sosslon. Mr. Ankoney hns so far had tho smallest number ot votes of any candidate. t lie Is tho richest man In tho State, which.hag perhaps lent color to the report thataomoof his managers would use money If nn opportu nity offered. Each candlduto has had de tectives watching tho others, nnd until to-day llttlo talk of notunl Doodling haa been hoard. XT. . OKANT CEKSVItED. f Ileport of the Invfistlgntlng Committee on the C'nlifnrnla lirlbery Charges. SACnAMKNTO. Cnl.. Jnn.27. Thoro wns no change In tho SenntorUI deadlock In tho California Legislature Jo-day. Tho Assem bly Biibory Investigation Committee re ported this evening, Tho report dis cussed tho testimony showing that loans ot money had been mado to Spcakor Wright, and that tho suhi ot $20,000 had beon expended by U. S. Grant in various legislative districts, nnd declnrod thnt thoro wns no evidence thnt Burns or nny othor Senatorial candidate had sp-'nt any money Tho conrlnlttee. therefore, censured Spenkcr Wright for accepting money, but left tho ques tion of his deposition or other punishment to the L"glslnture. It nlso censured Grant for dis tributing money In legislative districts nnd de clared that such nction hnd n tendency to de bauch polltlcnl mornls nnd detor poor men of ability from entering a Senatorial contest. .Vr HO l'OOlt AS HE SEEMED. Hrrinnn A. Mryer, Who Hnd Hren Fed by Neighbors, Died with n Hank Account. Herman A. Meyer, nged ill. wns found dead on Thursday night in n furnished room ho hnd occupied for mnnyyenrs In tho bnsomentofUl Kent nvenue. Wllllnmsburg. Ho was regarded as poor. Until three years ago, when ho be came n peddler, bo was employed In a sugar refinery. Mnny times neighbors gavo him hot soup and colToo. Whan ho wan last seen nllvo on Tuesday morning ho Bt-emed to bo III On Thursdny morning n woman who lives In the house nipped on tho door of Meyer's room, Thoro wus no response Sho waited until Thursdny night, when she culled Pollcemnn Owons's attention to Meyer's apparcntnbsoncc. Owens broko In the door, nnd Meyer wns found dead on tho floor. IIo had two bank books with $1,000,113 to Ills credit, Tho de posits covered a period of more than fifteen years, and not a dollar over had boon withdrawn. 3IIIS. HTANFOHlt'S TMI' TO THE EAST. An Importnnt Conference In He Held In Itegnrd to the Koutliern I'nrllle. Sam Francisco, Jnn. 27. Mrs. Jnne L. Stan ford loft for tho East to-night. It Is understood thnt sho will go direct to Now York to take part In an Importnnt conforonco noxt week In rcgnrd to tho Southern Pnelflo ltnllwnv. Every prominent official of thn oompany, oxcept Gen oral Manngor Kruttnclinett, will be represented. Mrs. Stanford would not tnlk of the reason for her journey, but snld she ought to hnvo left last night. Her counsel, llusneliJ. Wilson, will Start to-rnoirow night. There Is a report thnt sho will dispose ot hor Central Pacific holdings. Sho said thnt she would return In threo weoks. NOT ANXIOUS TO UK A II JlltVAN. Texas House Tables n Ilnsoliitlnn Asking nim to Address thn J.rglslnture. Austin, Tex., Jnn. 27. A few dnys ago Col. William Jonnlngs Bryan notified ex-Gov. J. S. Hogg tint ho would arrive In Toxas next week nnd join htm In n duck hunt on tho Gulf const. It Imtncdlntoly occurred to Sir. Hogg that Col Bryan should bo Invited to address thu Toxas Legislature, A resolution asking Col. Bryan to nddreas tho Legislature during his visit was Introduced in tho House to-day. It was tabled by a voto of 4ti to 44. Kitd.r the Kite Flyer a Wenther Prophet. William A. Eddy, the klto flyer of Bnyonne, N. J., sent up a thermometer lust night to a height of 500 foot by moans of u string of kites to tsst tho difference of temperature bctweou tho air aloft and nt tho onrth's Burfnco. The kites were sent up at 8:l! o clock, when the temperature below was 16 above euro At H:1MI o'clock the thermometer was lowered and It wns tound to register 12'abovo zero. Mr. Eddy says tho test Indicates that the cold will not bo severe and that the tomporature will bo etntlo'inry to-morrow Tho wind was light fiom ' 'tlli nnd northwest. I'lii.,' rv lee New York to Ailgiisln mid Alkeu, On and after Jan. BO via i'enn. H. it. and South ern Jlailwar. Lu.to .New York 11:60 A. M. dally, except ttuudey. Pullman drawing room sleeping cars New York to Augusta, connection tor Aiken; 4:20 P, at, dally, Pullman drawlug room sleeping cars New York to Alkeu, connection for Augusta, N, V, office 371B'wer. JUv, MICHIGAN IS FOIt EXPANSION. Legislature Adopts Ttesnlntlons Strongly Indorsing the Administration. Lanbiko, Mloh.. Jan. 27. Both houses of tho Legislature have adopted concurrent resolu tions Indorsing President MeKlnley and his administration of affairs during tho Spanish wnr, Tho resolutions Indorse "tho conduct of our bravo, genorous, inngnanlmous Presi dent, Major William MeKlnley;" Indorso tho patriotic services of overy membor of his Cabinet: Indorse most warmly tho conduct of that gallant cltlr.cn nnd soldlor ot our own State, Gen. liussoll A. Alger; Indorse the work ot thn Peace Commission, and recommend tho adoption by the United States Senate ot tho treaty formulated by their will. Tho Legislature oxpressos tho utmost con fidence In "tho ftbflltyof tho National Adminis tration to de'nt with ovory problem now con fronting tho natl6n with wisdom, patriotism and statesmanship, thereby justifying tho ex pectation of every truo Amorlcan, that this nation will move onward to hlghornnd grander heights of progress, humanity and civilization." MANHATTAN CLVIl TO MOTE. Will Give Up the Stewart Mansion nntl IUnt thn Present University Clnb Hoase. The Board of Govornors of tho Manhattan Club voted unanimously last night to cancel tho club's loasoof tho Stewart mansion noxt August, nnd to movo Into the building nt Twenty-sixth stroot nnd Mndlson nvonue. that will soon bo vacated by the University Club. Tho new quarters are offered for a ten-year loaso, at $24,000 a yoar and tho wntor ratos, tho taxos to bo paid by tho owner of the build ing. Tho President and Vice-President of tho club wero authorized to cancol tho present leaso nnd to accept the now ono. President Frederlo It. Coudert said last night that tho change of quartern would reduce tho fixed charges of the club $.10,000 a year and nt tho snme tlmo result In an Improvement In tho Borvlco, an Incroaso In comfort and, probably, In a roduotlon of tho fee from $100 to $75. President Ooudert also said that thero had been row resignations and that ot tho 800 resi dent mombors betwoon 500 and 000 had already paid the special assessment of $50. I'LOT TO KILL TUB SULTAN. It Was to II b Carried Oat During His An imal Visit to Kiss tho Prophet's Mantle. Special Catlt DeipaltH lo The Sou. Constantinople. Jan. 27. A plot to assassl nato the Sultan on tho occasion of his annual visit to the Palace ot Top-Kapu to kiss the Prophet's mantle wns divulged by ono of tho conspirators yestordny. Four arrests followed, but Boveralof tho conspirators oscaped. Tho Bultan mado thu journey to tho palaoe to-day by water instead of by land, and nothing of an untoward nature occurred. A DM I It A L CEItr ERA'S TRTAI All His Men to Ho Cited to Testify nnd Sensational Developments 'Kxpecteil. Sptdil Cnblt Deipalch to The Bum. MADmp. Jan. 27. It Is stated that overy sur viving offieor nnd sailor of Admiral Corvcra's squadron will bo oitod to testify at his trial by court-mnrtlal. which, It Ib bollevod, will result In sensational developments. IIOMEE EESCUEn TITO ItOTS. They Hnd Ilroken Through the Ico in Twenty Feat of Wator. PaimTJnJCBTEB, N. Y.. Jnn. 27. nnd it not been for tho bravery displayed yesterdny by Charles H. Homer, a young clerk of tboApa- trnmla flnlf Cltih .Tniin Tlvnn (I rMn t.l n wamis uou uiuo, .tonn uyan, l years old. a nephew ot ex-Congressman William Ryan, and Frank Munson. a companion, would probably havo been drowned. The boys wero skating on Brown s Pond yqstorday noon, when the lee gave way nnd they wore left struggling In twenty feet of wnter. Neither of them could swim, but they mnnnged to cling to the broken Ice nnd shout for help. Their rereams at tracted tlio attention of Bonier, who wns re turning from theclubhouso. nnd ho rnn totholr assistance. Tho Ice broke with him also, but he plunged Into the wnter and rescuod tho boys, who hnd by this tlmo becomo almost ex hausted, dragging them to thu shore one at a tlmo. GREEN POSTMASTER'S BLUNDER. Now He Is Accused of Imperilling n Nr brnskn Legislator's Domestic Relations. Lincolk. Nob.. Jar.. 27. The Nebraska House to-dny appointed a committee to Inves tigate Its Postmaster, who Is charged with tam pering with the malls nnd "jeoparding tho domestic relations of members." Tho story Is that he opened a letter written by n member to a femlnlno friend, hut, by mis take, not addressed. The Postmnster was green and thought to facilitate the transmis sion of the letter by opening It. He did so. and noticing the endearing diameter of the open ing sentence, nnd the tact thnt It wns signed by the member, resonled and addressed It to the member's wife, believing thnt It wns Intended for her. The letter enmo back this morning to the member trom his wife, bearing this note: "I'vo caught you, sir." CHARLES FONDA'S SirDDEN DEATH. Me Hnd Just Snld Thero Ought to lie Ono More Denth in Ills Family to Mnke 13. Lk Roy. N. Y Jnn. 27. Chnrlos Fondn. In tho employ of ,F. O. Boddlsh & Co., to-day In tlio ofllco remarked to Mrs. Adams, tho book keeper, that twelvo of his relatlvoa had died during tho past year and that there ought to bo one more death to mako thlrteon. This was about 11 o'clock. At 12 o'clock, whon Mrs. Adams went to lunch, she noticed that Fonda did not pass through the olllco. Not being able to And him when she returned she instituted a search Tho missing man wns found In uoloset dead, lltsfntherdropiieddead of heart disease lu m Boy sovoral years ago. FOR A PACIFIC CARLE TO MANILA. The Hanger Ordered to Hnrvey Route from Honolulu to the l'hlllpplnes, San FnAKcisco, Jnn. 27. Tho Coast Survoy hont Ranger hus been ordored Into commission for tho purpose of making a survey for a cabin route to Manila. Sho Is now at Mare Island Navy Yard, nnd will prooend to Honolulu as soon as she cun be made ready tor the trip. Sho will tnko deep-sea soundings from there to Guam, nnd from Guam to Munlla. Thecnhlo loutofrom horo tn Honolulu hns already been survoed. The Banger will be In chnrse of Commander Charles Belknnp. and Lieut. H. M, Hodgos will bo her oxecuttvo officer. Receiver for Hoffman nmise Asked For. Lnwycr Walter Roson of the firm of Under wood, Van Vorst. Roson A Hoyt obtained an order from Justice Bookstnvcr of tho Supremo Court yesterday requiring cause to be shown whv a receiver should not be.appolnted for tho Hoffman House. The order Is returnable next Wednesday. Mr. Boson declined to give par ticulars ot the motion. Concerning his clients, whom he would not name, he said that they ure large stockholders. Death Caused lty a Rabbit's Rite. fpnial CabU It$palfh It Tue Bux. London. Jan, 27. 0. E.Oreonwood of Smith- Hi Id House, Cranlelgh, Surrey, died to-day from the effects of a rabbit's bite. Ho received the blto forty-eight hours prior to his death. Spain tn He nt the Czar's Peace Conference. Sptcial Cabli Dttpattk It Tna Bum, Madrid, Jan. 27. Spain has acoeptod thn Invltutlon to tnko part In tho Czar's unlvoranl peace conference. Aichblslinp Ireland III Itonm. inrrmf lablt lti)aU to The SDK. ItoME.Juii.27. Archbishop Ireland, the well known American prelate, nnlved here to-day. The New York Central routcbieepsle Local Train now leaving (iraud Central Hutlon at 6.00 will, be ginning Moods, BOtli Inst., leave eU,56 P, U,-4Ut. VEKDICr IN EAGAN'S CASE. QUICKLY REACHED RY TnH COURT RUT NOT MADE KN01TN. I I Recralnry Alger Tells the Court Xtiat IT Refused to Prefer Charges Agnlnst Gen. Miles Gen. Kngnn's Son-in-Lnw ni Testifies That .ngnn's Mind Was Af- i feeted After Heading Oen. Mlles's Testl- t mnny Ills Dniiahter Testifies That lis) ' Said i "Oen. Miles Has Crucified Me." Wasiunoton. Jan. 37. Gen. Eagan, a trio. j paler than yesterday, but no less soldierly in bearing and mnnner, appeared this morning before tho court convonod for his trial. Ha was aecompamod by his counsel and Col. Alex- . ander, his assistant. The latter haa been with - him constantly each day of the trial. Many ' mombers of the court had assembled nnd wer ' ! ses'tod whon Gen, Ennui npnoarcd. Only one j member ventured to greet the defendant. Col. j , duenthor of tho Artillery Corps was seen to ' j appronoh Gon. Eagan and smilingly conversed i with him. Gen. Kagan seated himself Avar ,i : his counsel. Gen. Merrltt called tho court to "; j ordor. ' ; Tho court ndjournod at 2:45 o'clock, having; ". reached a verdict with remarkable promptness. j No Intimation, of course, onn bo obtalnod In r regard to the result of tho trial, and It la a ' most serious violation of military rulos for a member of tho court to toll ovon n mombor of '; his own family. It now remains only for the . , Judge Advocntootthocourt-martlal to prepare ' j the record and the findings for transmission. . under seal, to tho Secretary of Wnr. ; I The opjiearnnco of Soerctary of War Alger (' ,. as a witness wns tho most Interesting feature j of the morning's proceedings. Whon tho Judge Advocate auhouncod the prejonce of the Bed- ' j retnry of War, thn coutt rose In a body und the, ' j Judge Advocato said: j "The defence desires to lntroduco as a wit- ,s ., ness tho Hun. Russell A. Alger." "Mr. Secretary, I simply wish to nsk you If you remember a convorsntlon with the accused about the testimony ot Gon. Mtlos?" said Mr. Worthlngton. "I do." faintly rosoonded tho Secretary of ': War. i "Will you toll us about that oocaslon?" i ' "Gon. Eugan dnme Into my ofllco In a very ' oxclted state ot mind and wantod charses pre- j ferred against Gen. Miles, and I told him that. ' '' under ordor of tho President, that oould not Lo done." ' ; "Had you any Initruotlon from Iho Prosl- - '. dent to that effect?" ' "Ho told me so.' the Secretary replied. "The President?" Inquired Gen. Merrlrt, ' "Tho Presldont," wns Secretary Alger's reply. ' , The Judgo Advocate hnd no questions nnd f the court had Done, so tho Secretary was then - excused, and tho court paid Its reniiccts by i again rising as the dlstlngulrbed wituess left 11 the room. ; '"It It please the court, the dofonco desires to ;,- Introduce as tho first witness Mr. David B. 1 McKee of this city," announced the Judge Ad- I vocate. I Examined by Mr. Worthlngton, ho said he S' had known Gon. Engan far nonrly fnrtv-flvo '$ years. He knew htm as a tor In San Fran- a, clsco. Homo time ngo ho saw Gen. Eugan oa a street car and was Impressed by his preoccu- . pled manner. He Boomed enrewnrn and ap- j , peared as If he needed a rest. The witness j said that when he first read Gon. Engan'a ' .; statement about Gen. Mllos he felt grieved. ' ; sho:ked and alarmed. "I was alnrmod be- , Atiiinn T fhnuirhf. Onn. T!nirnn must, have lost ,. cause 1 inougni. uen. i.ugnn must nave lost ,, -, hlf mind. I thought that It was the result ot ' ' some great strain." l). When did you see him next? A. I saw j hlra the next day. Q. Whnt did you sny to him? A. I asked him why ho had not consulted with me. lex- , pressed to him my profound regret thut ho had given utterance to tho lanitunge used nnd re- 'j proached him. He replied that ho wished lis had felt at liberty to esiisult mo, but he felt he wa constrained from doing so for one reason. j Tho reason wus his knowledge of tho long-ex- i lstlng friendly relations between my family nnd the family of Gen. MMes and his wish not j ; to break those relations In nny way. J Major S. C. Mills. Recorder of .the commls- '-I slon, wns roeullod to the stand by the defence and asked If be had any knowledge ot the President's immunity Htatsment being re- duced to writing by the commission. "I have not." lie replied. Tho Judgo Advocate presented to Major Mills a typewritten paper containing the re quest of SecroturyAltter for iho appointment . of a commlttcolto Investigate the conduct of the War Department and the address of Presi dent MeKlnley to the War Commission, In structing tho members as to their duty. This was identified nv Mnior Mills and afterward read by tho Judgo Advocate, "I understand thnt yen have no other paper of Instructions of record?" remarked Col. Da- i "I know of no other of record," snld Major Cniss-oxamlned by Mr. Worthlngton, Major j Mills snld l hat when the commission was befure the President Gen. D'hIku broiiuht up the question of the Immunity of witnesses. Gen. Dodge, said. Mills, said "Wo will have to pro tect our wli bosses," Tho President replied that Immunity would be gianted nny wit nesses to be cnllod. This referred particularly to any officers. , . , The defence produced Col. George B. Davis. I who was recalled to testify nbout tho habits a ' of speech rf Uen. Eagan. "Uen. Engan wns g, aiways mild In his speech nnd notneuustomed I to uso violent and coarse language," said Col. J Col.' Alexnndor was recalled and gave slml- ! Dr. William' A. Hopkins, son-in-law of Gen. ' " Eagsn. wns then announced. Ho was sworn, and testified to knuwlno- Gen. Eagan for many j , years. He Knew htm long before marrying r hit daughter llftoen yenrs ago. Dr. and Mrs. I Hopkins wre visiting Gen. Eno-an In Wash- I liiKton so feral days after Gen. Miles gave his ; t testimony. Ho had many opportunities ot observing Oen. Eagan during the time follow ing Ger, Mjles'H testimony and a few days be- i fore Uen. Kugun's statement before the com- , y.- Now. will you tell us what his condition was A. He was very careworn, and I no ticed particularly nls Intense restlessness. Ha was unable to keep still or to sleep. Ho oould not eat normally, but would take a mouthful ot food und stop and store Into vacancy. Ha was unable to think ot anything oxcept the attack made upon him and the Idea thut ine publls would believe tne charges against him. It was very p Inful to me. and I remarked to my wife that I would be glad to Bel away. I told my wife that he needed careful watching, that he must bo watched. If It had not been for his official work, I fully believe something terrible might have happened to Ids mind, It f was distressing to see him. From a patho logical iiolnt of vlow, his mind was being af fected. Tho temperament of the man must be considered. He Is naturally a man ot high strung temper, and I wnroed my wife. Q. What was you afraid of? A. I was nfrald his mind mlsht give way and he would tin anmAtlitni? not oulte oroDor. Q. What did you understand about the charges against htm? A. I understood that ho was charged with corruption In conneo tlon with contracts. , , . y-Was there any change ot his habits? , A. Yes. he did not wnnt to go out. He wns ashamed to meet pecple In the streetcar. . y. Why? A, Oh. he felt thnt his honor had been destroyed, that he was dltgracod. Ha couldn't think of anything, he couldn't read. , He felt that Oen. Milts bad destroyed his honor. y, What do you know nbout his habits of language A, He Is a man of courteous car riage. I think I have heard hlra swear once or twice, say 'Dnmn It.' hut be Is not given to coarse, vulgar language. Dr Hopkln explained his professional abil ity, und test tiled that lor years he was Oen. Miles'n family surgeon. "1 attended his family for sonic time, mid there was never any break In our relations until this occasion," Mr, Worthlngton announced his Intention to Introduce us a witness Mrs, Clara Hopkins, (laughter ol Gen, Kacan. "I do this against tho wishes of her father nnd her husband," he said, "but I deem It my duty to do so," II rs. Hopkins was attired in a stylish tailor , mode blue suit with black braid. Her mans '