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PUBUSHSD IVKBT SATURDAY W. ». BUBDIOK. THBMfl: •1.00 Par Tear, Strictly la Ad-ran oe. The But Ait*rti$inp Mrdium to rfart, th* fovr north-tatttrn cmintir*. Office Sonthwut Corner Lawler and Tll(l »n ADVEETISINO K ATJiisY W. N. BURDIUK, Editor and Proprietor. INDEPENDENCE OUR POLITICAL CREED; THE GOLDEN RULE OUR MORAL GUIDE. TKRMS: $1.50, IF PAID IN ADVANNCE. XIX. POSTVILLE, IOWA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1892. NUMBER 45. Toot ! in. 31a. 4 In. 1 week 11 00 tl 50 $! SO t waekn ... l ro 8 ST. « 7.-. 8 weeks ... i! 00 3 00 B on 1 month * M> 1 7.1 0 25 9 month!!. 8 00 4 .V) 0 mi J months « 00 a as 11 sr. 4 months.. 5 ->n 8 on ir> on 1 year 10 00 13 no 1H 0i M c"l M eoki col. 11 "o %•: oo 6 ;N 8 (XI 7 So, 10 00 o as 1 iii no II is'. 17 00 id oo; a; oo si no; .13 on 30 HO] 1.1 00 $10 00 ia o« 16 09 19 00 21 00 M 00 1*1 00 80 CO lliislnifss curls not r-xc. MI IIR (In- line*, |5. 1,». fal ndvcitisi-mi'nta nt 1 -cal rntc-a Adrertlno- merits fiifii.r[cil with no *|wcl«c time will be nulmshe I mil I "tilere1 nut nni" 'linntwl for ac- conllrulr. All hills p lyahi qunrierly TALMAGK UN iit'IIOES. A Natural Phenomonon Given a | Spiritual Application. The Slfpahod Homo Prodiicea Ita Echo j In the Children Renreil In It—The Jadg-ement Dnr the Echo of All Dura. Th* sounding again of tho mountains.—Eza•del Til., 7. At last 1 have found it. The Bible has In It n recognition of all phases of the natural world from the aurora of the midnight heavens to tho phos- phoescence of tho tumbled sea. Hut the well-known sound that wo call the echo I found not, until a few days ago 1 discovered It in my text: "The sounding' again of the mountains." Tlmt Is the echo. Ezokiol of the text had heard it agnin and ngain. Born among- mountains and in his journey to distant exile he had passed among mountains, and it was natural that all through his writings there should loom up the mountains. Among them he had heard.the sound of cataracts and of tempests in wrestle with oak and cedar, and the voices of the wild beasts, but a man of so poetio a nature as Kzoklel could not allow another sound, viz.: the echo, to bo disregarded, and so ho gives us in our text: "The sounding again of the mountains." Greek mythology represented the Echo as a nymph, the daughter of of Earth and Air, following Narcissus through forests and into grotoes and every whither, and so strange and weird and startling is tho Echo I do not wonder that the superstitious have lifted it into the supernatural. You and I in boyhood or girlhood experimented with this, responsiveness of sound. Standing half-way between the house and barn, we shouted many a time to hear the roverbcrutions, or out among the mountains back of our home,on some long tramp, wc stopped and made exclamation with full lungs just to hear what Ezekiel calls "the sounding again of the mountains." The Echo bus frightened many a child and many a man. It Is no tnrne thing after you have spoken to hear the same words repeated by the invisible. All the sl- lenceB are filled with voices ready to answer. Yet, it would not be so startling if they said something else, but why do those lips of the air say just what you say? Do you mean to mock or mean to please? Who are you and where are you, thou wondrous Echo? Sometimes its response is a reiteration. The shot of a gun, the clapping of the hauds, the ibeating of a drum, the voice of a violin are sometimes repeated many times by the echo. Near Coblentz—that whloh is said has seventeen echoes. In 1780, a writer Bays that near Milan, Italy, there were seventy such reflections of sound to one snap of a pistol. Play a bugle near a lake of Killarney and the tune is played back to you as distinctly as when you played it. There is a well two hundred and ten feet deep at Carisbrooke Castle in the Isle of Wight Drop a pin into that well, and the sound of its fall comes to the top of the well distinctly. A blast of an Alpine horn comes back from the rocks of Jungfrau In surge after surge of reflected sound, until it seems as if every peak had lifted and blown au Alpine horn. But have you noticed—and this U the reason for the present discourse —that this echo in tho natural world has its analogy in the moral and religions world? Have you noticed tho -tremendous fact that what we say and do comes back In rocoiled gladness or disaster? About this resonance • l" preach this sermon. ). Parental teaching and example have their echo In the character of descendants. Exceptions? Oh, yes. So in the natural world there may be no .•oho, or a distorted eclio, by reason of peculiar proximities, but the general rule is that the character of tho children is the echo of the character of parents. The general rule is that good parents have good children and bad parents have bad children. If the old man is a orank, his son 1 B apt to be a •rank, and the grandchild a crank.' The tendency is BO mighty in that.dlreotlon that it will get worse and worBe unless some hero or heroine in that line shall rise and say: "Herel By the help 6Tf God, I will stand this no longer. • 'Against this hereditary tendency to queerness I protest." And he or she will set up an ultar and a magnificent Ufa that will reverse things and there . will be no more cranks among that 'kindred. In another family the father • and the mother are'consecrated people. „ What they do is right; what they teach ' is right. The boys may for some time be wild and the daughters worldly, bat watch! . Years pass on, perhaps ten years, twenty years, and you go baok to the church where the father and mother used to be consistent members. You have heard nothing about the family for twenty years, and at the door of the church you see ' the sexton, and you ask him:. "Where is old Mr. WebBter?" "Oh! he has, been dead many years." "Where is Mrs. Webster?" "Oh! she died fifteen years ago." "I suppose their-son Joe went to the dogs?" "Oh! no," says the sexton. "He Is up there in the elders' seat. Be 1* one of our best and most important members. You ought to hear him f iray and sing. He is not Joe any ongerj he is Elder Webster." "Well, where is the daughter, Mary? 1 suppose she. Uv the same thoughtless butterfly she Used to be?" ' "Oh! no," says -the sextons "she is the president of our .; .missionary society and the directress in the orphan asylum,-and when she goes down the street all the ragamuffins take hold of her dress and cry: 'Auntie, when are you going to bring us some more books and shoos and things?' ; And) when, in times of revival, there is '.tome hard case back in a church pew that no one else can touch, she goes, where he is, and in one minute she has . him prying, and the first thing we know «be hi fetching the hardened, man up to ' the front to-be prayed for/ arid saysi ''Here is a brother who wants to flnd the way into the kingdom of God.' And It nobody seems ready to pray she kneels down in the aisle beside him and - -eajst 'Oh,, Lord!'with* pathos and a ' • K !5? - ftU<i * triumph thai seems in* parents are a godless pair. They let their children do as they please. No example fit to follow. Mo lessons of morality or religion. Sunday no bettor than any other day. The Bible no better than any other book. ' The house is a sort of Inn, where the older and younger people of the household stop fornwhlle. The theory acted on, though perhaps not announced, is: "The children will have to do as I did, and talce their chances. Life is a lottery, anyhow, and some draw prizes and some draw blanks, and we will trust to luck." Skip twenty years and come back to tho neighborhood where that family used to live. Yon ne-ci o. street or on the road au old inloil .:i ••<< of that neighborhood, and von MIV: "Cnn you tell me unylhing about the Petersons who used to live here 'i'" 'Yes," Bays the old Inhabitant, "I remember them very well. The father and mother have been dead for years." "Well, how about the children? What has become of them?" Tho old inhabitant replies: "They turned out badly. You know tho old man was about half an infldol and the boys were nil infidels. The oldest son married, but got into drinking habits, and in a few years bis wife was not able to live with him any longer and his children were taken by relatives, and ho died of delirium tremens on Blaekwell 's island. His other son forged tho name of ills employer and fled to Canada. One of the daughters of the old folks married an inebriate with the idea of reforming him, and you know how that always ends—in tho ruin of botli tho experimenter and tho one experimented with. Tho other daughter disappeared mysteriously, and has net been heard of. Thore was a young woman picket! out of the East river and put in the morgue, und some thought it was Iter, but I cnn not say." " IB it possible?" yon cry out. "Yes, it is possible. The family Is a complete wreck." My hearers, that is just what might have been ex pected. All this is only the echo, tho dismal eclio, the awful echo, the dreadful echo of parental obliquity and unfaithfulness. The old folks heaped up a mountain of wrong influences, and this is only rvhat my text culls "the soundings of the mountains." Indeed, our entire behavior in this world will huvu a resound. While opportunities Uy in a straight lino, und just touch us once and are gone mover, to .return, the wrongs we practice upon others fly in a circle, and they come back to tho place from which they started. Dr. Guillotine though tit sin art to introduce the instrument of deatli named after him, but did not like it so well when his own head was chopped off with the guillotine. So, also, the judgment-day will bean echo of all our other days. The, nni- j verso needs quuh a day,.for there are many things in the world that need to he fixed up and explained. . If Clod had not appointed such a day* all nations would cry out: "O, give us u judgment day." But wo are apt to think of it und spcuk about it as a day away out in tho future, having no special connection with this day or any other day. The fact is that wo are now making up .Its voices. Its trumpets will only sound back again to us what wo now say and do. That is the meaning of all that Scripture which says that Christ will on that day address the soul, saying: "I was naked and, ye clothed mo, I was siok and in prison and ye visited me." All the footsteps in that prison corridor as tho Christian Reformer walks to the wicket of the Incarcerated; yea. all the whispers of condolence in the ear of that poor soul dying in that garret; yea, all the kindnesses are being -caught up and rolled on until they dash against the judgmont throne, and then they will bo struck buck into tho ours of these sons and daughters of mercy. Louder than tho crash of Mount Washington falling on its face In tho worldwide catastrophe, and tho boiling of tho sea over the furnaces of univortiul conflagration, will be the echo and reecho of the good deeds clone and the sympathetic words uttered and the mighty benefactions wrought. On that day all the charities, al! tho sell-sacrifices, all tho philanthropies, all the beneficent last wills and testaments, ull the Christian work of all ages, will be piled up into mountains, and those, who have Bervod God and served the suffering human race will, hear what my text styles "the sounding of the mountains." My subject advances to tell yon that eternity Itself is ouly an echo of time. Mind you, the analogy warrants my saying this. The echo is not always exactly in kind like the sound original ly projeoted. Lord Raleigh says that a woman's voice sounding from a grove was returned an octavo higher. A scientist playing a flute in Fairfax coun ty, Va., found that all the notes were returned, although some of them came in raised pltoh. A trumpet sounded ten times near Glasgow, Scotland, and the ten notes were all repeated, but a third lower. And the spiritual law corresponds with the natural world. What we do of good or bad may not come baok to us in just the proportion we expeot it, but come baok it will; it may be from a higher gladness than we thought or from a deeper': woe, from a mightier con querer ,or from a worse captive, from a 'higher throne or deepor dungeon. Our prayer or our blasphemy, our kindness or qur cruelty, our faith or our unbelief, our holy life or ourdis BOlute bohavior, will eome baok somehow. Suppose the-boss of a factory or the head of a commercial, firm some day comes out among his clerks or' em­ ployes, und, puttipg his. thumbs in the armholes of his vest, says, with an air of swagger and loeosityf "Well, I don't believe in the Bible or the church. The one is an imposition and the other is (ull of hypoorites. - I declare I would aot trust one of those very pious people further than I could see him." That is all he says, but l'liere are a good many ups anil downs m business, but there is an overruling Providence. Years ngo I made up my nind to trust God, and Ho has always teen me through. 1 remember when I (vas your age I had just come to town, ind the temptations of city life gathered around mo, but I resisted. The fact is there were two old folks out on tho jld furm praying for me, and I knew It, and somehow I could not do as some >f the clorks did, or go where nome of the clerks wont. 1 tell you, boys, it is best always to do rif^lit, and there is nothing to keop one right like tlie old- fashioned roligion of Jesus Christ. John, where did you go to church last Sunday? Henry, how is the Young Men's Christian association prospering?" About noon the rain ceases and the sun comes out, and tho clerks go to their places, and they say within themselves: "Well, he is a successful merchant, and I guess ho knows what ho is talking about, and tho Christian religion must bo a good thing. God knows I want some help in this battle with tempts- tion and sin." The successful merchant who uttered the kind words did not know how much good he was doing, but the echo will come bark to Hve lifetimes of virtue and usefulness, and Ave Christian deathbeds, and live Heavens. From all tho mountains of rupture and all the mouutulns of glury and all Ilia mountains of eternity, lie will catch whut Ezekiel in my text styles "the sounding again of the mountains." Yea, I take a step further in this subject, and sny that our own eternity will bo a reverberation of our own earthly lifetime. What wo are here «<; will be there, only on a larger scale. Dissolution will tear down the body and embank it, but our faculties of mind and soul will go right on without any change except enlargement and intensification. There will be no more, difference between a lion behind I lie iron bars and a lion escaped into the Held, between an eagle in a cage and an eagle in the sky. Good here, good there; bad here, -bad there. Time is only a bo- dwarfed eternity. Eternity is only an enlarged time. In this life urn- soul is in.dry dock. The moment we leave this life we luunclietl for our great voy age, and we sail on for centuries (join tilliiin, but the ship does not change its fundamental structure alter it gels out of the dry dock; it does not pass from brig to schooner, or from schooner to man-of-war. What we are when launched from this world we. wilt bo in the world to come. Oh, God! by Thy converting and sanctifying spirit make us right hero and now that we may be right forever! And if it is so hard to destroy a natural echo, how much- harder to, Atop n moral echo, a spiritual echo, an immortal echo. You know tliat the echoes are affected by the surfaces, und the shape of rocks, and the depth of ru- viiics.and tho relative position of build ings? And, once iu Heavon, God will arrange the relative position of man sions and temples and thrones that one of tho everlasting charms of Heaven will be tho rolling, bursting, ascending, descending, chanting echoes. All the songs wo ever sang devoutly, all tl prayers we have over uttered earnestly all tho Christian deeds we have ovoi done, will bo waiting to spring us in echo. The scientists tell us that in this world the roar of artillery and the boom of tho thunder are so loud, because tlioy are a combination of echoes—all the hillsides, and the caverns and the walla furnishing a Bharo of the resonance, And never will wo understand the full power mid music of au echo until with supernatural faculties, able to endure thorn wo hear nil tho conjoined sounds of heavenly eohoeB— harps, and trumpets, orchestras and oratorios, hosan- nahs and hallelujahs, cast side of Heaven ausworing tho west side, north sido to south side, and all the heights, and all the depths,>aud all tho immensities, and all the eternities joining in echo upon echo, echo in tho wake of echo. In tho future state, whether of rap turo or ruin, we' will listen for rover beratlonB of earthly things and doings, Voltaire standing amid tho shadows will liston, and from the millions whoso godlcssness anil libertinism and do bauohery wtjre a consequence of his brilliant blasphemies ^111 come back a weeping, wailing, despairing, ngoniz lug, million-voiced" echo. Paul will while standing in the light, listen, and from nil tho circles of the ransomed, and from all the many mauslons whom he helped to people, and from all the thrones ho helped to occupants, and from all the gates he helped throng with orrivols, and from .all the temples he helped fill with worshipers, there shall came back to him a glorious, over-accumulutlng, transporting and triumphant echo. Oh, what will the tyrants and oppressors of tho earth do with the echoes. Those who ure responsible for the wars of tho world will have come baok to them all tho groans, tho shrieks, the cannonades, the bursting sholls, the crackle of burning cities, and tho crash of a nation's homes; llohonlinden and Salamanca, Wagrajn and Sedan, Marathon andTliormopylm, Bunker Hill and Lex- Ington,South Mountain and Gettysburg, Sennacherib listen! Semiramis listen! Maro Antony listen! Arjjaxorxos listenl Darius listen! Julius Coostir listen! Alexander and Napoloon liston! But to the righteous will come bade the blissful echoes, Composors of Gospel hymns and singers will liston for the return of Antiooh und Brattle Street, Ariel and Dundee, Harwell and Woodstock, Mount Plsgah and Coronation, Homeward Bound and Shining Shore, and all the melodies they ever 'started. Bishop Qebor, and Charles Wesley, and Isaac Watts, and Thomas Hastings, and Bradbury, and Horatlus Bonar, and Frances Havergal, listenl But you know as well as I do that there are some places where the reverberations seom to meet, and standing there/they .* rush upon you, they rain THE CHILIAN CRISIS! resident Harrison, After Extended D.'llbf-ralioiifl, Transmits Ills Mi'iwutre to Congress. rii« Time Has Conn*, lie Thinkf, When the Country Should Know All (he Kiiets. Mr. Kiran Said to be Guilty of Action Unworthy of His Position. No Insulting Circular of Ex-Slinlstei Malta Must lie Withdrawn--- Other Condition*. be has said enough, :T »e 'youp |r mqi£ ^^'|o «, M ;a4 'Av <i*fie '-tl*py'wpture , jr <>wr fo baW'to 'itheir, cewnters--or ftofo •jffi'i-kf&.-.ztk tho. vpoinjt where ai\ ihuttlesi-; and j»y TrtthiAvthomselvewi w ^v ^pWf reyer ^^tio^s' mce,t Christ '•Well. he. W ft tm*mN*>*m undMf §mSS^m^m^^- the''.ve»bnnd; probaW *nnwi,%p>. tbff.wiwie m\Mjg: *mm ss ^Rlmf^'ie^ k '''- '*"' t saoVl * »nd is probablyitfirbyi -i<»b»tt one jr.; apE |m^^|^etfme r 'lw^ in an Ing- utterance' ogainst"Bibles ./Mb \3&^t&iiM>(~u:.A£ii'ut~~i~*u*u~^-u~ 9hur«he »'bM put five yottn's; men on rvrongtraok, and though the influent! nan had spoken only lif half lest, t ^nf ^t ^^.^^t ™W« d »«« UmM '**»: *ve ° M froyed ^ffj^lf'^ Bverlast- t :?«l.?*vf£*_?A^L^A.™ r -* I ttMRltlt* • V*u jm the echoes are an in^Johol Aft. "' " • -tove krwer tfta^ he anticipated. On On ^iQn ...... rdly wy customers, IthiL TB;BWIIT cloud, bm gqne beyond itbio iB^&fot^e^f^ frow'P j \h4 hbrrti* W >i|f the narrow^ WASHINUION , Jan. 'Jo.—President H.ir son delivered his special mes-age on the Chilian outrage and the subsequent diplomatic, controversy to both homes of con- mess at, noon today. Accompanying the iiev-nage was a digext of the cxlen-ive correnpuniieiici! which passed between bis country and Chili. If given in full the correspondence would take up more tliun 100 column of an ordinary newi -pa per. Folk wing i» the president s message: To TIIKHKNATK AND HOUSE OF KKl'KK- SBNTATIVKS : In my annual message, do liven it in congrens at the beginning ut th< present session, after a brief statement ol (lie facts then id the pension of this government touching tbs assault in the streets it Valparaiso, Chili, upon the sailors ol tin- United Htut-.-.s stcamc B.dtiinoie, nn the evening of the 16th of October la j t, said- 'This government is now awaiting ll remit of mi investigation vvliii.li has leen ecu, acted by the criminal court, at Valpa raiso. It is reported uuollicially that tie investigation is about completed, and it is •xp'Cted that the result will soon be com iniiriii-iiteil to this government, together lib some ndruuatn and satisfadon r ?si>oiis-i to the n-ile hy which the iiltrntio of Chili waualled to this incident. If iliese just ixptctutians should bo dipu) pointed, or further needless delay intervene I will, by a special uieRsngo, bring tin mutter again to the attention of congress for such action as may be necessary " In my opinion the time has eome >vhen [ shall lay «be!ore tun congress and tin country the correspondence between thi government and the government of Chili, trom the, time of the breaking out of th revolution ng.iinst Huln )>io -,du, together with all other facts in the possession of the executive department relating to this matter. Tne diplomatic corrcspondenc-i is liiT-'by transmitted, together %. ilh Rome correspondence between tho naval officers for the time in command in Chilian waters, and the oerretnry of thontwy, tmd UIBO the cvidenco taken at the Mare island navy yard since llie arrival of the Baltimore at San KrancUco. I do not deem it ncces siuy in this communication to attempt any full analysis of the correspondence, oi of the evidence. A brief leslatement of the international question involved, and of the reason why the responses of the Chilian govi rniui nt are unsatisfactory is all •hat I deem uecesearv It may be well ut tho outset, to siiy that, whatever may have been fluid in this country or in Chili in criticism of Mr. Egun, our ministir at Suntiago, thu true his tory of this exciting period in tho Chilian uffairs, from tho outbreak of the rovolu tion until this time, discloses no action on the part of Mr. Kgan unworthy of his po sitioo, or that could justly ho tho occasion I serious animadversion or criticism. I He has, 1 think, on tho wbolo, borne him self in very trying circumstances, with dignity, discretion und courage, and bus condiic(oU the corronpondence with ability, courtesy and fairness. ' •• It i« Worth while, also, at the beginning, lo Bay that tho right of Mr. Kgau to uivo shelter in the legation to tertuin adherents of the mimaccilu government who applied to him for asylum has not been denied by thu Chilian authorities, nor bus uny deuiuud been uia.de for the surrender of tho refugees. That there was urgont need of asylum is shown by Mr. Kgan's note of August 24, 1891, den?rit>iiig the disorders that prevailed in Santiago, und by tho evidence of Capt. Schley us lo the oilliigo and violence ibat prevailed at Valpunuao. The correspondence discloses, however, thot tho request of Mr. Kgan for sifo conduct front the country, iu behalf of thoao rofugeeF, waB denied. The piece dentb cited by him in the correspondence, particularly' the easj of tho revolution in Peru in 186T>, did not leave the Chilian gover uiout in a position lo deny the right f asylum 10 political refugees, and seemed very clearly to support Mr. Kgan 's ronton; ion that a se.fo conduct to neutral territory waB a rieceanary acknowledged ncident of a»yluin. The refugees have very recently, withoiifc formal sa r o conduct, but by tho acquiescence of tho Chilian authorities, fit en placed on board the Yorktown, and oro n^w being convey- a to Calio, Peru. This incident might be considered wholly loaed but for the diBreBpeet manifested oward this government by the «bse and ffenaivo police surveillance of tho lega- ton prooiitos, which was manifested during most of tho period of the Stay of tho fofugceB therein. After the date of my iinnmtl messago and up to tho time of tho tranbfer of the refugees to tbo Yorktown, th6 legation premises seem to have been surrounded by police in uniform, and police agents or detectives in citizen's dress, who offensively scrutinized persons entering or leaving the legation, and on one or more occasions arrested members of the minister's family, Commander Evans, who by my direction, recently visited Santiago,'in his telegram to the navy department de Boribecl the legation as a "veritable prison," and states that the police agents or detectives, were, after his arrival, with drawn during his stay. It appears further from the note of Mr. Eguu of Novem ber 20, 1891, that on one occasion at least these police agents,- whom he declares to be known to him, invaded the legation premises, pounding On its wjndows, using lusvUting u,nd threatening language toward persona therein. Tkw breaoh of the right of a minister to freedom from police espionage and restraint seems to have been so -flagrant that the Argentine minister, who-was'dean, of the diplomatic corps, having observed ijf, felt oafled upon to protest against it to tbe Chilian minister of foieigq affairs. The Chilian au borities have, as .will ho obsejved from the cor- fjapondenee,, ehwmd the refugees and the inmates of the legion. withlusuUing the polio*) bnt: lViMinvto.be incredible that men whose Jives were in jeopardy, and wh,oae safety could,onlji' be seoured by retirement and quietness, should haw sought JQ provoke a collision whloh could °n)y end/" tbei^deatruotion, or to aggra- by the corresp ndeuco is that of the attack on the tailors of the Baltimore in the f tr.;et of Valparaiso on the 16th of O'to "»r last. In my annual message, speaking upon the information then in my posses tion. I said: So far 08 i have yet been able to l"iirn, no other explanation of this bloody work has.been suggested than that it had its origin in hostility to these men as milors of the United S ates, wearing the uniform of thei» government, and not in uny iu dividunl act or persnnil animosity." We have now received fiom the Cliiliun government an abstract of tint conclusions of tho (i-cnl trenoral upon the te.-tinio ij taken by the judge of crimes in au inves- tig.ition inadii to extend over nearly thru mouths. 1 very much regret to bo compelled to suv thu'. this report does not enable me to modify the cunclusiju amioiiuce! in my unmi.il message. 1 am still of the opinion th.it our -...ilors were assaulted, be,it- c.'j, slabbed and killed, not li r anything Ihey or any one nf them had ilone, but fm hut the government of the United .S-at'.-s hud done, or was charged wi'h having K lie, by it i civil officers and nsivul commanders. !f th.it be the true aspect ol the case. Vu> i'ljury was to the government of the United Stales, not to these poor sailors who were ussaulted in a manner so brutal and cowardly. After Ruimiiiiriztng the correspondenc up to a ci -rliiin point ho says: The coininunic itions of the Clidi in gov ernmin', in relali in to this cruel an.i di- a::t:ous attack upon our men, as will .ippnur from the correspond .'uc:', kiro nut in any degree taken the form of a manly and.sutisfuclory expression of ngi'-t, much less ot upulogy The event r/ii-t of HO eri ous a character th it if thu injurie.' a-.if fercd bv our men had been wholly llie result of an accident in a Chilian per:, the incident wus grave enough to h.ivi- called for some public expression of sympathy and regret from the bed uiitboi-it ies. It. is not enough lo say that the ff.tir WHO lamentable, for humanity w ( ..uld require that expression even if the bearing and killing of our men had been justifiable. It is not enough lo say that tie- incident is regretted, c-.-ualed with the statement lout the nffair was not. of an unusual character iu ports where foreign sailors are uncustomed to meet. It i-i not for u generous- ami sincere government to seek for words of s-.null equivocal meaning in which to eonv-y to a friendly power an apology for an offense so atrocious as this. In the case of an assault by a mob in N-'w I Irleuns upon the Spanish consulate in 1851, Mr. Webster wrote to tho Spanish minister, Mr. Cauldron, that the nut* complained of were "u disgraceful anil flagrant breach of duly and propriety," und that his government "regrets them, as deeply as Minister Caldron or his government could possibly doj" that "these acts huve caused the president great pain, und he thinks a proper usknowledgeniPiil is due lo her ui.jj.stv." He invited tho Spanish consul to return to his post, guaranteeing protection, and offered to salute the Spanish Hag if the consul sh uld SMUG in a Spanish vessel. Such a treatment by the government of Chili of this assault would have been more credilablo to the Chilian authorities, end much less can hardly be satisfactory to a government that va'ues its dignity und honor. ID our note of October 23 last, which appears in tbo correspondence, after receiving tho report of the board of officers appointed by Cupt Schley to investigate tho aiF.iir, the Chilian govern- nn-nt was advis-d of tho aspiot which it then assumed, and called upon for any facts in its possession that, might tend to modify the unfavorable impressions which our report had created, it is very clear from the correspondence thut, betore the receipt of this note, the examination vrtw regarded by tho polico authorities as practically closed. It was, however, reopened and protracted through a period of nearly threo months, might justly have complained of this uu leaionublo delay, biit in view of the fact that tho government of Chili was still por- BOnnl, and with a disposition to ba forbear ing and hopeful of a friendly treatment, 1 have waited tho report which lias but recently been made On the 21st inst. I caused tobo communicated to the government of Chili, by the American n/inister at Santiago, thoconclu sions of this government after a full consideration o* all the evidence and of every suggestion uffecting this matter, mid to these conclusions I adhoro. Thuy were stated as follows: 1. That the assault is not relieved of tho aspect which the eorly information of the event gave to it, viz: That of an attack upon the uniform of the United States navy, having its origin and m >tivo iu a feeling of hostility to this government and not in any act of the sailors or of uny of them. 2. That tho public authorities of Val- pnriso flagrantly failed in their duty to protect our men, and th it. so.ue of the po lice and the Chilian soldiers mid sailors wero theniBelveB guilly of unprovoked us BUUIIS upon our bailors beforq and after ar resl. lie (the president) thinks thu pio ponderanco of the cvidonce and the iuber ent probabiiilies lead to the conclusion that ltiggin was killed by the police or joldiers, 3. That he (tbo presidert) is therefore compelled to bring the case buck to the position taken by this government in the note of Mr. Wharton, of October 23 last, this hemisphere. We do not covet t'leir territory, we desire that peace and prosperity shall prevail, wo look for ro ndvnntugc in our relations with them except the in creased excJanges of commerce upon a bip is of uiuttml benefit We regret every civil contest that disturbs their peace and par.iljzts their development, and are al- •vajs ready to give good offices for the restoration of peace. It must, however, be understoid that this government, while exeici-iing the utmost forbearance towards w-aker powers, will i x-end its strong and adiqu.ite probe!ion to i;s citizens, to its officers or to its humblest sailor, when made the victims of wantonness uiul cruelly in resentm-lit, not of personal misconduct, but of the oIKiiul actions of their government. Upon information received that Patrick Shields, au Irishman, ami probably a (iiitish subject, but at the time u fireman of the American s:e.uner Keewenu, in the ; arbw of Valparaiso tor repair*, had been sui'j'-eted to personal injuries in that city, largely oy the police. 1 directed the attorney general lo secure the evidence of olli- cet-.s of the crew of that vessel to bs taken upon its arrival in S.m Francisco, uipl this testimony is also herewith tninsmitted. The brutality and even savagery of the treatment of these poor men l>v the Chilian police would be incredib'e if the evidence of Shields was not supported ley oilier direct testimony and )>y the distressing toiulinon of the man himself when ho w.is finally able to reich his vc -st -l. he captain of tin- Yi -asel tays: "lie came ick a wreck; black from his neck to his hips, fioai beating, weak unit stupid und till in a kind of puruljzed condition, n.l has never been able to do duty inee." A claim for reparation has been m ide iu belinll' of I his man for-vbile he i "l a citiz "ii ot tho United States, the loclrine so long held by us, us expressel (lie consular regulations is: "The principles ..hicb ure maintained by this government in regard to the protection us tistiiignished from the relief of seamen .veil f.ellled. It in held tint the cir- Jiini'l nice that the vessel is American is evtile.no that the seamen on hoard are uch ami in every regular .l.icuuienled rebuilt vrnel the crew will find their proio-tion in tl-.e Hag that covers ihein.' 1 have us yet received no reply to our nolo ot lhe'21st h.st., out in my opinion I light not to delay longer in presenting tins mutter to congress for such action us tuav be deemed appropriate. (Signed) UKN.IAMIN HAIIKIHON, Executive Mundou, Junuaiy 'Jo, 1*112. TU io ( <>IUU:-,1'(>NI>I".NCI:. Hit; MursH ofMittttir. The correspondence accompanying the president's message is of great volume ind would probably fill more than om hundred columns of an ordinary newspaper. It dates bujk us far us Aug. 15, 1890 eighteen months ago, and much of it has been describei with sullicient accuracy in llie president's message tent to congresi at Hie b:>gining of the present betsion mil in the copious nowspuper publications that havo been made. It is divided into threo portions, tho first comprizing correspondence between Mr. B nine and Mr. Ivan, or Mr. Wnartonin Mi. Blaine's absence, correspondence between Senor Liz- eauo, t e Chilian minister under tho Bui- mucudu uiln inistrution, and lastly note exchanged between Secretary Blaine and Don Pedro Montt, the present Chilian minister to Wa-hington. The Attack. Tim fuels leading up to the attack on tho Uuliinioie's sailors lire rfcounted. The incidents of tho uff.iir uro briefly us fol low h -. On the Oth of October last Captain Schley, coiuruuuding the United Shites at- amship Baltimore, gave suoro have lo 117 petty officers and sailors of bis ship, These men lett tho Bhip about 1:30 p. in. No incident of violence occurred; none tf 'JR" I our mtn was arrested j no complaint was ' lodged against them; nor did any collision or outbreak occur until about 6 o'clock p m. Cuptuiu Schley stales that be wus himself on shore and about the streets of the city until 5:80 p, m.; that be met very many of his men, who were upon leave; tout they were sober and wero conducting themselves with proprioty, saluting C liliuii and other officers us they met, them. Other officers of the ship und Cuutuin Jenkins, of the morchunt Bhip Kewann. corroborate Captain Schley, as to the general sobriety und good behavier of our men. Tho Bictcrs of charity ut the hospital to which our men wero taken, when inquired of, stated that ihey wero sober when roceivod. If the situation had been otherwise wo must believe that the Chilian polico authorities would lmvo nuidc arre.ts. About C p. in the assault began, and it is remarkable thai; the investigation of the judge of crimes, though so protracted, does not en able iiim to give any more iiiiiisfactury.ac- count of its origiu than is found in the statement thu 1 . it. begun between drunken ili-rs. Repeatedly in the Correspondrncn it is iissi-rtctt that it was impossible to learn tho precise cause of the riot, mini, Riygin, was killed in (he riot, and a score wounded. ltBOunsto bo pretty clear that tho Cuiliun police nided in tho uttack. That the death of Riggin WUB tho result of a rifle shot fired by a police man or Chilian soldier on dutv is nhown directly by the testimony nf Johneon. whoto arms he wus at tbo time, and by tho evidence of CtiarltB I,angen, MI American sailor, not then a member of the and lo ask for a suitable apology au' for BjlkiD10re . H ur0W) wno 6 , 00(1 c!(j8e by antl some adequate reparation for tho injury Bllw , h() transaction, The Chilian author- dona to this government ....... it es do not pretend to 6x the responstbili- ln the same note the at on tion o^f the ty oU b i9 B bol, on' any particular person, Chilian government was called to the of- , )beir djBftbl ' a ^ to UKeH * Ul who rt.Wtit^.tftfT.l^ fired it further thai, that it was fired y R M M M a '??u m> t, 0 <°J IfffiES?*,M' "on* i «n»wu. The character nf tho to Mr. Montt, lie mui.R er a th oani al d described by one of the cur on the 11th ultimo. This dispatch is not , t „ Baltimore, clea oifioially communicated to th» govern- hi , oplllloil thtat it WR8 ' ln(ule 'by u'riflo uient but as Mr. Montt.wan directed to ottll) ^ le or iB 0 . ot the exit being as much translate it and give u to the mess of this ' j h or j n d * ter ... oountry, itwemed^ to me^jt could not pas* • n without offioiul notice. It was not only undiplomatic, but insulting to our naval officers and to the executive department, as it direc'ly imputed untruth and insincerity to the reports of (he nuv.il officers and to the offioiul communications made by the executive department to congress. •is*. It is also stated how the safety of the American legation was at one time endangered, ami Chili's insolent attitude to ward the United States is considered. Case of Vlreinun Hhleld*, Nov. 7 Mr, E b 'an reported the ill-troat meat of Patrick Shields, a tiroma i of the vate tbefo oonlUton by intensifying e popular feeling that atone ti^eeo threat e»ed the legation fl» to nan,;*'? Mr. for to apnea to > the ,m»l»to of, foreii iwairs, ; * i 'S*>. v * 'v|ut $*Ko«t ^igw'.laoid^rt (Ji»9l9WJ It will be observed that I have notified the United States steamship Keowana, aud an Chilian government unless it is at once Amerioan oitizen, who, according toaro- withdrawn, aad an apology, aa publio as port from the United States consul at the offense, made, I will terminate diplo- ValpiRalBO was arrested for drunkenness, matio relatione. a charge denied by hiai, kept for several The request for the recall of Mr. Egan days in jail without process of law, forced upon the ground that he was persoaally to sweep the streets and brutally beaten by disagreeable, was unaccompanied ,by any police officers. The consul said that be suggestion that could properly be used iu bad been medically examined and found support ot it, and I infer that the re- to be in a uerious condition and that the qnest is based upon official aots of Mr. local authorities had been remonstrated Egan wuieh received.the approval or this against. The faot that Shields wai an government, But, however that may be, Irish oitlaen docs net, in the estimation of I oou'd not oonslder such a question an- our government, effect our duty tn protect til It had fl'cst been settled whether the him so long as he nails uud<r an Amerioan correspondence with Chili could be con- flag, duotetl with mutual respect,. /That luauning oiteutar. In submitting these papers to congress Mattu's offensive letter is comprebende- for that grave and patriotic consideration in what follows; On Jeo. 13 Mr. Egad whioh tbo question-involved demands, ] telegraphed the state department as foln am of the opinion thut the demands of lows: • "The fo'lowing telegram from the Obili by this government should be ad- minister of: foreign, relations, sent to the hered to and enforced, If our dignity as Chilian minister, at Washington, with well as prestige and influence' are to be sanction ot the.president, was rem u the wholly saoriftned, we must protest those senate and published in the copers today: who in foroignporta display the flag and 'S«Kft« Pmw MOHTOWASHWOTON) wear the colors of this government against Huvlug read the portion of, the report of insult; brutality and death, inflicted in re tlie feeoretary.ot the mys and of the me »i aentment of the aots of their .government sage of the president of the United States, and not from any fault; of their own... It J I imnk, proper to inform you i hat the state " 'With respect to the persons to whom an asylum has b>cn grnnted, they have never been threatened with cruel treat ment nor has it been sought to remove them from the legation, nor has their sur render been asked for. Never has the house or the orson of the plenipotentiary, notwithstanding indiscretions and deliberate provocations, been Bubjeotcd to nny offense, as is proved by the notes of September, October and November. With respect to the seamen of tbo Baltimore there is, moreover, no exuetnos-s nor sincerity in what is said at Washington. The occurrence took place in a bad ueiehbor- hood of the city, tho maintop of Valparaiso, and among people who aro not models of discretion and temperaucn. When the polico and other forces interred and calmed tbo tumult there were ready several hundred people on the ground and it was ten squares or niort from the place where it wa» begun. •'Mr. E/an sent on O't 26 a note that was tiggressiva in purport and virulent in language, as is seen by the copy and the note written in reply on the 27th. On the 18tb the preliminary examination hud already been commenced. It has been lelayed owing to thn non-appearatce ol he oliiucru of thu Baltimore and owing tu ndue pretensions and relusala of Mr. i(uu himself. No provocdion bus ever een accepted or initiated by this department. Its attitude, while it has ever been one of firmness and orudence, has never iien one of aggressiveness, nor will it ever be one of humiliation, whatever may he or lias been said at Washington by those interested in justifying their conduct or who are blinded by erro eous views. Tho telcgru.ns, notes .ind letters which bavo been sent to jou intain the truth, tho whole truth, in onnection with what has taken place in best' matters, in which ill-will and the ontequent words and pretentions have ot emanated from this department. Mr. racy and Mr. Harrison have been led nlo error in respect tiour p.-ople and government. Their instructions recommending impartiality and friendship ave not been complied with, neither ow nor before, if uo official complaint is ben made against the minister and the naval olliccrs, it is bcca.ise the facts, public and notorious both in Chili and the United States, could not, although the) were well proved, be urged by our con- "dential agents. Proof of this iH furnished by the demands of Uulmaceda and bo concessions mude in June nil July, (ho whole I tutu case, the S.m 'rancisco at Quintero und the cable companies. The statement (hut the North American seamen wero attacked in various localities at the same time is deliberately incorrect. As the preliminary ex imination is not yet completed, it is not et known who and how uiiny the guiltj :arties weie. Yoa, no doubt, hiv« the note of Nov. 9, written in reply to Minister Egan, in which I request him tu furnish t-.'stimony, which be would not give, .Ithough ho had said be had evislenc bowing who tbo murderer was and who other guilty parties of Oct, 16 wtre. That aud ull the other note will bo published here. You will publish a translation of thctn in tho United States. Deny in the meuntinio everything thut toes not agree with these Btutpaients, be ing assured of their*exactness, a* we nr. of (he right, the dignity und the lii.ul sue- CFSB of Chili, notwithstanding the intrigues which proceed from so low a source and the threats which come from BO bigl: a source.'" Thia telegram was published in tho ofli ciul iluily and transmuted by the Chilian minister ut Buenos Byres to all Chilian le gal ions in Europe. On the same day the correspondence between Messrs. Kuan und ttu on tho Baltimore caso WUB published in all the Vulpariso papers Mr. Egan at once wrote Minister Matta asking if the published (ext of tbo telegram was correct, and the latter replied it was, and added: "inasmuch as tho telegram is an official act of tbo government of Chili whereby it communicates instru: tions to its envoy extraordinary and min iater plenipotentiary in the United States of North America, any explanation or dis­ sert ion on the part of the undersigned could add nothing lo its contents, which are to servo as a guide for Don Pedro Montt at Waihington in treating of these mutters." On the 8 h inst. Mr. Blaine asked whether all thut is persouully offonsive to the presideno and . other efnecrs of tho United Sla'es in tbe Matta circular wouh: be withdrawn by tho now government. Also, whether a safe conduct would bo granted to the refugees who were still in the legation; and, iinaliy, whether all surveillance of the legation had been removed. January 16 Mr. Egan transmitted a re lation of tho interview which tbe minister of foreign affairs accorded on that day mid aaul he was told that in view of Mr. Blaine's position und on tbe ground taken by the former secretaries of state, Buchan un und Webster, no foreign power, through its representatives, could make ;i message of the president of the United States tie basis of diplomatic representations or controversy; that hi government would not have any objection to wiibdrawing all that might ba considered disagreeable to that of the United States in tho Malta telegram. Mr. Egan added that he expieasert an opinion thut au oxpiosaiop of regret for such parts ot that document us were considered offensive in tbe president and other officers of the "United States would bo exoeoted to supple ment the withdrawal, and that he received from tho minister positive aasuranco (bat tho Chilian minister to the United States had bsea instructed to express regret for all that might create mipleasimtness bo- tween tbe two governments in tbe case. Secretary Bluir.erepliol lo Mr. E:an tho sam: day, pointing lo essential differ encos between anything maintainr-.d by Mr. Webster end what was done by Mr. Malta, when in his menage of Das. 13 he iestrmted Mr. Montt to have that docu ment printed in tbe United States, and referring to tho palpable insults in it against the presidont und other officers ol the United SUtos s ud tl.ut iu his opinion tbe transmit sion of thn oircular wus unprecedented, lie declared thut the deBtred withdrawal by President Montt of everything of a discourteous character should be dor.o freely and in suitable terns by Chili.' He enjoined prompt action. Two dojs later Mr. Egan reported (hat tho minister for foreign uttuirs was well disposed and promised to return un unswer at the earliest nossib'e moment, but could not take any action without consultation. Tho Mutta letter has nevor been withdrawn, nttni-k upon the uniform of the United States navy, having its rrii.Mii and motve in a feeling of hostility to this government und not in any act of the sailors or of nny of them. "2. That the public authorities of Valpiraiso flagrantly tailed in their duty :o protect our mm, and that some of the police and the Chilian soldiers and sailors ere themselves guilty of unprovoked assaults upon our saihrs before and ufier arrest, lie thinks the preponderance of tho evidence and th" inherent proliubili- ies lead to the conclusion that li'guin was killed by the police or sailors. "M. 'I hat he is then fore compelled to iring (he case back to the position liken iv this government in the note f o Mr. Wharton of O.'.t. 21! lu«t (a copy of which ou 'vill deliver with this) und to ask for a suitable upology and for some adequate partition for the injury tiono to this irovernment. You will nsMire the governnu of Chili (hut the pre-idenl has no ilisp. si- tiou to bo exacting or to ask anything which this government would not, under he same circumstances, trecly concede. II" regret* that from the beginning the avi'y of the questions involved has not pparently been apprec 'it '.ed by tho ver.nneiit of Chili, and tli.it an ft dr in which two American seamen re killed und sixt"en others seriously wounded, whi'e only on.' Chilian was seriously hurt, should not be distinguished 'mm an ordinary iiruwl be'ween sailors iu wnich llie provocation is wholly personal and the pnrtieip itiun limitel. No se|f respi etiin.' government can coiHeiit that p-r.-ons in its service, whether ivi! or military, shall be bea'en and I in a 1 .rei^n terrili ry in resentment f lies done by or imputed to their gov- milium without exacting a niiiluh'.o paru'.iori. Tne government of tho nited States has freely recognized thin irinciple and acted upon it when tho njury was done b> it> people to one holding an >•llki.il relation Ion friendly tower in re-entmen' of nets done l.y tho a'.tcr. Iu suchc.nu the LTu .lod Stale* bus ol songht. for words ol the sniallO't value • of equivoccsl mean !i„' iu which to mvey us apology hut, has condemned uch nets in vigorous terms and has not fused to make sillier alepiite repara- ion. 'But it is not, my purpose lietv t) dis- uss the in.'ideiils it this affair, bat only o state the cnm-ln-i ins which tbi J govurn- uent hits riuehed. We have given every ppuriiinity to the goverum 'u , of C Till to resent any rxpl in e ay or 'ntu,.ratiug sets uiul have had due regard to thu fact hat the government, of Cnili win for a considerable part nf the limn that has lapsed since 0.:t. Its upon a provisional isiB. "1 am further diietied by the president ,o say til at Ins aHeiition Ins been callo.l the note ot in-triielions sent, by Mr. Malta, secretary of foreign alf- ; rs, to you, under date ot the 11th oil. .Ir. Montt cry piudeii'ly, and. I tuns', suppose, tro-.u just sense ol the off msive nuui.-o of the ispatch, refrained from coiumiiiiicatiue it, ollicially to (ids government. But in view o tbo fact, that Mr. Monti was lii'rcted to give it to the i.ress of this country and that it SVUH given the widest possible publicity thruugnnut the. world, his government must take notice of it. You are, theru'ore, directed to say to the Chilian government tliat the expressions therein imputing untrirh and insincerity to tbe president and the secretary of tho navy in their, official communications to the congress of the United States are in be highest degree offensive to this government. ltewgniziiigtliau*iml mles of diplomatic intercourse aud of tbo respect and courtesy which should eh iracterizi international relations (wn.ch he cannot assume are wh illy unfa nili.tr lo the Chilian foreign cilice), tho president was disposed to regard the dispatches referred to us indicating a purpo.e to bring about a suspension of diplomatic relations; but in view of tho fact that Mr. Malta was acting provisionally and that a rooig.inizit.iun of he Cniliaii cabinet wus ubo -jtt to luko place, und aftoi ward in further view of the expectation Unit was held cut of a wilh- raw 1 and of a suitnble apology, notice of this grave offense has been delayed. "I urn now, however, direct-'d by the president to say that it llie. off n-ivs parts of the dispatch of < lie i i; h of December ure not ut once withdrawn und a suitable apology offereJ, with the suiim publicity that was given to the i ft'eiisive exprea- ions-, ho will huve no oilier ciurseopdii to him except to termiuae diplomatic rola- UtioiiB w.lh thu govi riiinenl of Chili. "Mr. Montt, in a note, of Jan. <!0, ad- vii .nl me that ho has been been directed by his government to inform the government of the United St ites that you ure not persona grata lo the government ot Chili and to r-squesl your recall. This tins been laid before the president and be directs you to say that, in view ot (he foregoing, lie does not dium it nece sury lo make any present rospor.se thereto. 1 1 will be quiie lime to consider Ihis ingestion after B ieply to this note is receivs l, as wo stiall ihi-n know whether uuy coriesponds-nce run be maintained with tho government of Chili upon terms of m-ttual respect. "You will furnish to the minister of foreign affairs a full copy uf this note." Wnuta Time. Monduy morning Secretary Ulaine received a cablegram from Minister Kgan at Santiago in which be stales thut President Moult was . ot nt this time iu Santiago, having g. un 10 a watering place in the luouutams ot Chili, called "The Baths." In the ab.-eiicu of President Montt, Sunor Pertiiru, minister of foreign affairs, n quisled Minister Egan to ask a delay of one or two days of his government until President Mmtt could b^ rrcalled lo Santiago. On his return a reply would be sent to tho demandoc the United S.ates for reparation. It is understood that this ieluy will be granted and thut Socretury liluine so informed Ctiilian Mini.ter Montt this morning at an interview between them ut tne suite department. On the 23J Mr. Egan telegraphed acknowledging the receipt of Mr. Blaine's telegram of tho 21st last, the minister of foreign affairs.pressed upon him the acceptance ol the withdrawal of Mr, Matta's telegrumou tun basis aiulud iu Mr. Egan's telegram ol thai date, saying that those haaes were entirely acceptable to Mr. Blaine aud were iu tact, suggdsted by him. ^ Notwithstanding these assurances Mr. Egun would only consent to Bubiuit tho proposition ua ho bud done. The house committee on foreign affairs Wits called together us soon as the documents were referred to it and had a long session. EwbTeVumy dVsfre ineYery wiy tV^»l*tM^ ta 9Vvhi9h-,bo'tb report and message vate! - friendly k and intimate . .rela.-, wel^sed are erronwu?«deliberately j„ •nlthYirfullVli.iliM - ' «^"«vnl ' ,.I....... ... ,.,.,7... gwernmeBM qf Wrrevt. TUB CI.TIHA.il/M Must Apologise or (suffer (be Copati quuooea The text of the note to Minister Egan of Jan 21, in whioh the presidents transmits the ultimatum of this government to the Chilian authorities i« as follows! '.'I am directed by the president to say to you that he has given careful attention to all that has bwn submitted by the govern ment of Chili touobing the affair of the assault upon the orew of the United States steamer-Baltimore, in the city of Valpaw isn on the evening of tne 16th of October end to the evidence ot tbe officers and crew of that vessel and of. some ot 'uort who wltnusad the affray, and that hie con elusions upon the whole case are as follows; , "1. That the assault is not relieved ot ; the aspect which the early information pi the event gave to it, YUM That ot an CONlfHUBNCE AUUANU151). Bearing Sen Comiulaalonura Art Bouu la Meet, WASu'iNttTOM, Jan 2C.-r.The secretary of state bus arrange I with tbe British minister for a conference in a few dayr at Washington between the cQminisxioners representing Uruat Britain and thaUuiwd States who visited Alaska last sau ner for (he purpose of obtaining dottni'u .'u- fori»>Hou in regard to the seal tUherin.s. Toe conference, is understood tu be merely preliminary to a formal submission of the lioartng no* mattep to arbitration, U is f aneruily understood that Hon. E J. aelps,- of Vermont, will ba. one of the arbitrators. At Hutohiriioii, Kuus4s,' Vul ilQlJUntor eieoted Sam WuUler fcoat hw '«aloo.n, a shooting affray ensued, and both witl^lf,

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