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TWELVE PAGES TWELVE VOL. LXVI. NO. 44. PRICE THREE CENTS. NEW HAVEN CONN., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2t, 1898. THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. P : r 2 HEADY FOR THE INQUIRY NAT AIi COURT'S FIRST SESSION IN BAT ASA TO-DAY, Despatches from Captain Siesbee Divers Now at Work on Outside Part of Wreck, bat Only Professional Divers Considered . Capable to Enter the Intricate Mass Within Official Annonncement Made ' That Captain Sebrel, Military Attache at the Spanish Legation, Has Been Recalled His Insult to American Navy Called to Attention of State Department. "Washington, Feb. 20. The naval court of inquiry appointed to investi gate the Maine disaster will begin its work at Havana to-morrow afternoon. This news came to the navy depart ment this afternoon from Admiral Si card at Key West. He telegraphed simply as follows: "The court of in quiry sail for Havana, 20th, by light house steamer Mangrove. Marix ar rived to-day." This prompt aotion is undoubtedly due to the express direc tion from Secretary Long sent yes terday to have the investigation at the earliest --possible moment. The tele gram was dated yesterday so the board should have arrived there before nlght falj and be ready to begin work to morrow morning. The board undoubt edly would have started previously but for the necessity of awaiting the arriv al at Key West from Washington of Lieutenant Commander Marix, naval officer well skilled in the intricacies of marine law, who is to be judge advo cate of the court, " Dispatches From Sigsbee. Captain Sigsbee was heard from late last night, vbut the telegram was not delivered at the navy department until this morning. - His message goes to confirm-the press reports of the events of yesterday in Havana harbor as far as they relate to the exploration of the wreck. It reads as follows : "Havana, Feb. 19. Only most experienced wreck ing divers can do effective work on the . Maine. . .In the upper works I can use service divers.. Did some work to-day, but with tittle success. Will do better to-morrow. Parts of the Maine, es peclally the superstructure and con nections, are one confused mass of metal." Another brief telegram from Captain Blgsbee read: "Havana, Feb. 20. 'Bache.' This means that the coast survey steamer has arrived at Havana bringing on board all of the diving ap paratus sent from the squadron. . The statement relative to experienc ed divers is explained at the navy de partment as no reflection upon the men now engaged in the work, they being Unlisted men belonging to the navv. It is the practice .on board of men-of-war to assign a few men, always volunteers on account of the hazardous nature of the work, to duty as divers in connec tion with their regular work. The scope of their work is the exploration of the ship's bottom generally, the disentan glement of cables from the propeller shafts and sometimes the search for a lost torpedo or anchor. Such work rarely carries them deeper than twenty-six feet into the water jvnrt it is said that for operations in deeper wa ter, such as would be involved in ex amination of the Maine's bottom, their training has not fitted them. They are also lacking In that kind of skill necessary . to enable a dive?1 to grope his way safely through the Inter nal parts of a mighty ship like the Maine, torn and dismembered as she is, and this work is highly dangerous. Creeping through narrow iron-bound passages and groping for the doors of the numerous water-tight bulkheads which divide the hull into many com partments, on slimy floors and in per fect darkness requires the highest ex perience and skill and that is why Cap tain Sigsbee, with only his sailor divers at his command had not been able to do much so far towards unraveling the mystery of the Maine's untimely end. ' To Raise the Wreck. " It is to meet just this emergency that the navy department is making every effort to hasten the beginning of the work of recovery of goods and perhaps the raising of the hull by professionals. To that end Captain Lemly, the judge advocate general of the department, was at work to-day in his office with representatives of wrecking companies trying to draw up contracts for the im mediate prosecution of the work. He has been at the task now two days. It is believed that the obstacles have now been surmounted and that the contracts oan be signed to-morrow. It is the purpose of Captain Lemly to hurry this work and to that end he is arranging to have two of the compa nies combine their forces. They will be paid on the scale of day work with a provision for a bonus if they succeed in raising the vessel, thus ensuring the recovery of as much of the valuable equipment as is possible, should it not be practicable to float the Maine again. 840,000 Turret Gnns. Great difficulty is expected in recov ering the big ten-inch turret guns, each worth $40,000, owing not only to their own weight, fifty tons apiece without carriages, but to the enormous turrets enclosing them with hundreds of tons of steel. It is doubtful If the tops of these turrets oan be removed as was at first supposed by cutting off the bolt heads that fix them to the sides, as these large bolts are probably counter sunk and the head below the surface of the metal while the confined space within the turrets would make it very difficult to operate them there with the inside ends under water. It is hoped that it may be feasible to raise the tur rets entire with the guns if lifting ap paratus of sufficient power can be ap plied. The newspaper reproductions of photographs taken of the wreck were studied with much interest to-day by the naval officers here. Great surprise was expressed at the extent of the wreck and the vast mass of steel and iron heaped in the forward part of the ship was a particular object of atten tion. The experts who had first ven tured the theory of a bursting boiler as the cause of the destruction claim strong reinforcement in the' pictures. The great mass of metal appears to be thrown up over the boiler space and not over the forward magazine, while the forcing apart of the forward body of the hull, they say, might have been accomplished by the enormous expan sive power of the high pressure steam carried in these boilers with their shells more than an inch thick. As to what caused a boiler to explode, whether a distinguished bomb in the coal, low water, faulty construction, they do not now undertake to say. Secretary Long said this afternoon after looking over his telegraphic and mall correspondence that it contained nothing of importance beyond the dis patches above given. The secretary referred with satisfaction to the dis patch stating that the court of inquiry would assemble at Havana to-morrow. The plan had been for the court to meet first at Key West and after dis cussing such work as , was possible there to proceed to Havana... Mr, Long thought it was desirable to have the court proceed at once to Havana, where the inquiry could begin on the actual scene of disaster and where personal inspection would aid in an intelligent judgment. On this account, the secre tary sent orders yesterday for the court to proceed direct to Havana and the response of Admiral Sicard is in ac cordance with these orders. Spanish Captain's Insult. When Mr. Long's attention was call ed to reports that he had taken official cognizance of Captain Sebrel's criti cisms of the American navy the secre tary said that ,he had called the sub ject to the attention of the state de partment with a view to having an in quiry made by that branch. The par ticular expression to which the secre tary had directed the attention of the state department was the following, at tributed to Captain Sebrel: "It, was the result of an explosion inside of the ship, which took place in one of the forward magazines. The fact of the matter is that the discipline and the watch ob served on the ship were very lax. This, as one newspaper the other day declar ed, is the case on American warships generally. This sort of thing has oc curred oh previous occasions on Amer ican war vessels." ' The secretary said that he had not called the attention of those other fea tures of Captain Sebrel's alleged Inter view in which he refers to the possi bilities of war and to the information he had gained while naval attache of 'the: Spanish legation.' As a whole, Mr. Long did not treat the Sebrel matter as profoundly serious.- Assistant Sec retary Day received no dispatches from Havana during the early part of the day. He would not disouss the Sebrel matter. It is understood, however, that the state department does not at tach deep significance to the reported remarks of Sebrel- At the same time it is felt that he should not be making such remarks as attributed to him. As Secretary Long has called official at tention to them the department would doubtless take steps to learn whether the interview was accurate by making a request on the Spanish legation. It can be stated positively, however, that reports that the state department made such a request of. the Spanish legation yesterday are incorrect. Nothing has been done thus far, and an unexpected development of to-day so changes the aspect of the Sebrel case that the state department may not feel that it is nec essary to proceed further. Spanish Military Attache's Recall. This development was that Captain Sebrel's services as naval attache at .Washington were officially terminated by Spain about four weeks ago. It came from Senor Dubosc, charge d'af faires of the Spanish legation, who, when his attention was called to the Sebrel case gave to the Associated Press the following authorized state ment: "As regards this reported inter view, I know nothing about it beyond what I have seen in the papers. I should imagine Mr. Sebrel far too pur prudent to say anything calculated to offend brothers in arms. At the same time I should state that on the 24th of January last Captain Sebrel ceased to be a member of this legation, according to royal decree, which gazetted as his successor Lieutenant Ramon Carraza Y Reguera." Owing to the royal decree relieving Captain Sebrel, it is said that he at present occupies the position of a pri vate citizen. He- is in New York at present, but his official status as Spain's naval attache to the legation is said to have terminated when the de cree was gazetted last month. It is a usual formality to notify the depart ment of any change but owing to the exciting events of recent days this noti fication of the Spanish decree was not conveyed to the authorities here at the time it occurred, although the fact has been made known with the infor mation that Captain Sebrel's services with the legation ended January- 24 last. Mr. Dubosc received no advice of im portance from Havana to-day. He ex pressed entire satisfaction with the plans by which the divers were operat ing, and said there was no Justification for talk about friction. Perfect har mony existed, he said, and on both sides, so far as he could see, there was every disposition to give the amplest possibilities for investigation. Mr. Du bosc feels that the assembling of the court of inquiry at Havana to-morrow is quite advisable, owing to the rapid rate at which the hull of the Maine is sinking in the soft botton of the har bor. Repairs on Monitors. Norfolk, Va Feb. 20. Workmen at the Norfolk navy yard have been en gaged all day on the repairs to the monitors Terror and Puritan. A draft l of men for the latter vessel arrived . this morning. one or. their number PASSES THROUGH-NARROWS V1ZCATA NOW AT VERY OATH OF AMERICAN METROPOLIS. Her Guns Boom Forth a Salute Which is Answered From Governor's Island An Officer in Full Unlfom Tenders Her the Courtesies of the Port In the Name of Admiral IS u nee Royal Spanish Ensign at Half-Mast The Vessel Most Thor- oughly Guarded. New York, Feb. 20. The Spanish warship Viscaya, in command of Cap tain Eulate, came through the Narrows this afternoon, and anchored off Tomp kinsville, Staten Island, where she is closely guarded by navy yard tugs and police patrol boats. The Vizcaya has been lying outside of the bar since Friday night and was unable to come into the harbor owing to the dense fog and the rain storm. Rear Admiral Bunce, the commandant of the New York navy yard, received orders from Washington last week to establish, when the Vizcaya should have arrive- ed, a careful and well appointed patrol to guard against any harm being done to the Spaniard because of public feel ing. The commandant immediately put himself In communication with Chief of Police McCullach and appoint ed Lieutenant John A. Dougherty, of the navy, to take charge of the protec tive patrol. Chief McCullach responded imme diately and informed Rear Admiral Bunce that he had instructed Captain Smith, of the harbor police, to hold himself In readiness to supply the de sired number of patrolmen to assist in guarding the visiting vessel. The navy yard tug boats Nina and Narkeeta, in charge of Captain Bell and Catin, were placed at the disposal of Lieutenant Dougherty. Lieutenant W. C. Neville of the marine corps, received instructions to take command of thirty-eight men, one first sergeant, three sergeants, three corporals and thirty-one private marines who will relieve each other in four hour watches during the entire stay of the Spanish cruiser. By special permission of the navy de partment at Washington, a represen tative of the Associated Press was per mitted to go aboard the Nina, on which tug Lieutenant Dougherty established his headquarters. This boat, as well as the Narkeeta, had been in readiness to go down the bay and meet the Vizcaya from the moment that the latter should be sighted off the Jersey coast last Fri day, but it was not until 2 o'clock this afternoon that the weather conditions permitted the naval guards to proceed down the bay. About that hour word was received at the navy- yard that the Spaniard was oh her way over the bar, and the marines were immediately or dered on board the Nina. Lieutenant Aaron Ward, representing Admiral Bunce, lost no time in hoarding the commandant's barge Undine and the three vessels left the navy yard at ten minutes to 3 o'clock. There was a nasty northeast wind blowing at the time, which was accompanied by a continu ous downpour of rain and a light fog. The tug Nina led the way and, as she rounded the battery, a large crowd had assembled in the vicinity of pier A, where the little vessel was to take the harbor police aboard. As soon as the Nina got along side the pier, Captain Smith and Lieutenant Dougherty ex changed greetings as well as official documents. Two roundsmen and eight patrolmen were immediately put aboard and the tug once more turned her nose in the direction of Staten Is land. Just then through the thick fog could be heard the booming of cannon which was the salute given by the Viz caya as she came through the Nar nows. This salute was answered from the guns at Castle William on Gover nor's Island. As the Nina neared the Staten Island shore, the Spanish cruis er loomed up out of the mist, and Lieutenant Neville ordered the marines to stand at attention and salute the visitor as the tug passed on her star board side. The police officers on board also remained at attention and the sa lute was returned by the officers and men who were grouped on the Viz caya's deck INSIDE The Spaniard was still under way at the time, with Pilot Gillespie on the bridge. At 6:35 o'clock the big vessel reached her anchorage in the sound and dropped her mud-hook. As !oon as she was anchored several boats in the vicinity made toward her, but they were quickly warned off by the naval vessels and backed away to a. respect able distance. The Undine, with Lieu tenant Ward aboard, then made its way alongside, and that officer, dressed In full uniform, ascended the gangway, which was lowered on the port side. As soon as he reached the deck he was greeted by the Spanish commander, to whom he tendered, in the name of Ad miral Bunce, the courtesies of the port, whloh is the usual formality whenever a foreign war vessel arrives in Ameri can waters. Lieutenant Ward remain ed on board about a quarter of an hour and as he descended the gangway on his return to the Undine the royal Spanish ensign was pot at half-mast. This was the first sign that the spec tators afloat and ashore were given that the visiting craft was aware of the disaster in Havana harbor. Cap tain Eulate ordered the flag placed at half-mast as a token of regret of the death of the American sailors. Mean while the marines who were to take up the first watch were transferred from the Nina to the Narkeeta, as were also four police and a roundsman- A rowboat containing three men, two of whom were rowing and the third was sitting in the stern, came out from Tompkinsvllle and headed directly for the Vizcaya. The Nina intercepted the little craft, and In response to inquiries the man in the stern said that he had a telegraphic dispatch for the com mander of the cruiser. When this communication was transferred to Cap-J tain mutate tne latter tola lieutenant Dpughertx to let the boat come along. side and also said that he would see any newspaper reporters who wished to come aboard. As soon as this was made known to the press boats, which were hovering around, half a hundred newspaper men took advantage of the invitation and in less than ten minutes were all aboard plying questions to the commander and officers of the cruiser. While all this was taking place the crowd on shore became larger and the keenest interest was taken in every movement of the different vessels. Lieutenant Dougherty will remain in the vicinity of the cruiser while she remains in port and will direct every detail regarding the protective watch. From 4 o'clock this afternoon until midnight to-night the Nina and Nar keeta patrolled the waters in the neigh borhood of the big vessel. They were relieved at midnight by the tugs Daniel S. Lamont and Scout. These boats are provided by the supervisor of the port. Thev will take on the police and ma rine guards and remain on watch until 8 o'clock to-morrow morning. At that hour four police launches, manned by policemen and marines, will go on duty and stand by until 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon, when the naval tugs will take up the same position which they assumed this afternoon. These are the plans so far arranged by Lieutenant Dougherty, and they are not likely to be changed. All the vessels mentioned will remain off Tompkinsvllle until the Vizcaya leaves her anchorage and points out to sea. , In case the cruiser comes through the upper bay and an chors in the North river the patrol boats and tugs will accompany her, and the same arrangements will main tain. COAST DEFENSK DETAILS. Nothing Significant in Them-Sigsbee Denies Interviews. Washington, Feb. 20. Referring to General Miles' recent order to General Merrltt, commanding the department of the east, to immediately detail men and officers to all coast defence points where modern guns are mounted, it was said at the war department to-day that while the order was issued as re ported, it was nothing more than fol lowing out the plan of the war depart ment formulated several years ago when the present system of coast de fence was inaugurated. The order calls for at least twenty men and the rlecessary officers to take charge of such coast defence emplacements "as have been completed and turned over to the war department. These de fence points are planned and construct ed by the engineer corps and the guns furnished by the ordnance department. As soon as complete they are turned over to the war djartment and men are at once detailed to care for the expensive work and ordnance. It is said that twenty men are barely suffi cient to properly care for the property. There have been a number of these coast defence works completed recently and the order detailing men to care for them is merely a routine matter. In addition to detailingi.tlie men a special board is now in session in Washington preparing plans for permanent quar ters at the various new posts and work will be begun on these as soon as prac ticable. The men who are stationed at these new points will be drilled in the use of the guns and will form the nucleus of a permanent heavy artillery force which will be augmented from time to time. It is for this serviec that the war department has asked of congress two additional artillery regiments and the officials express great hope that this request will be speedily complied with as there are at present not enough men to effectively man the many new works which in the development of the modern coast defence system are being rapidly completed and turned over to the department. Captain Sigsbee to-day sent two tele grams to the navy department on the subject of interviews with him. The first merely said: "I have consistently refrained from expressing any opinion on the Maine disaster." Later in the day he wired: "No newspaper divers have been used on wreck examination of the Maine. One man engaged by me was subsequently bought up by a newspaper. I declined his services. Subsequently on his being uncondition ally released, I might have used him in charge of an officer in recovering bodies but decided not to do so. Any Interviews with me If printed, are un true." The following telegram was re celved by Secretary Long to-day from New York: "When I arrived at New York, I heard of the Maine disaster. We feel very deep sorrow and send our condolences for the dead and their families. (Signed) Eulate, captain Spanish cruiser Vizcaya." MEMBERS OF COURT OF INQUIRY. Leave Key West for Havana on the Tender Mangrove. Key West, Fla., Feb. 20. The light house tender Mangrove left for Havana this afternoon. She carries the mem bers of the court of inquiry into the Maine disaster. They are: Lieutenant Commander Adolph Marix, executive officer of the receiving ship Vermont, judge advocate; Captain William T. Sampson, commanding the battleship Iowa, president; R. R. Chad wick and Lieutenant Commander W. P. Potter of the New York, and Lieutenant Com mander Schroeder of the Massachu setts. The Mangrove will stop at the Tortugas to take on board Captain Henry C. Taylor of the Indiana. She carries also air pumps, electric lamps for the divers and other divfng appara tus. The injured men at the barracks and the marine hospital continue slow ly improving. Blaze on Grand Avenue. An alarm of fire was rung about 12 o'clock last night for a blaze in the va cant tenement over the saloon of John Mortell at 503 Grand avenue. The flames were soon extinguished after the firemen arrived, and the damage done was slight. The.. cause of the fire is unknown,. GREAT BRITAIN AND FRANCE FRENCH FORCE ARRIVES AT AR OUNOI AND TAGGA. They Are in British Territory and a Clash Between French and British Arms is Im minent It is Asserted that Royal Nicer Company is Instructed to Compel French to Evacuate by Force If Necessary. Akassa, Niger Coast Protectorate, West Africa, Feb. 20. Intelligence has arrived here that two French expedi tions are advancing toward Sokoto, capital of the Sultanate of Sokoto, on the Sokoto river, in the extreme north of the Haussa states, and that six French officers, with a force of two hundred men, have arrived at Argungu (Argungi) and Tagga. The former town is an important place on the So koto river, about half way between the sultan's capital and the River Niger, and is within the British sphere. The sultan of Sokoto has, commanded the French force to halt about forty miles from the capital. The Royal Niger company's representative and deputy agent, General William Wallau, is holding the company's forces, with am munition and stores, in readiness and is awaiting instructions to assist the sultan of Sokoto and to secure French evacuation of British territory. London, Feb. 21. It is asserted on good authority that the Royal Niger company has been instructed, after trying all peaceable means, to compel the retirement of the French from Brit ish territory by force. The sultanate of SoWbto is a feudatory of the compa ny and was recently replaced under British possession. The situation is re garded as extremely grave. Great Britain's forces in the protectorate dis trict number between five and six thousand men under British officers in Lagos and gold coast Uinterland and at the three separate points of British and French territorial disputes, Boria, Wae and Argungu. The Daily Mail says it has received confirmation of the news from Sokoto. .Transvaal Government Preparing. London, Feb. 21. The Cape Town correspondent of the Daily Mail says: The Transvaal government is mounting guns at Johannesburg and conveying Maxims, shells, rifles and cartridges to the point in an offensive and ostenta tious manner. During the last week the railway truck loads of war material were paraded through the - streets of Johannesburg and carried, under escort of an artillery detachment, to the fort on the hill outside the town. YESTERDAY'S LIQUOR RAIDS. Evidences of Violation of Sunday Law Found in Three Precincts. Sergeant Doherty and Officer McAvoy at the Grand avenue preoinct yesterday morning visited the saloon of Patrick King at 178 Hamilton street and found that the screen had not been removed from in front of the front door and windows as the law requires. On in vestigation the officers found that King was selling liquor from a room back of the saloon, the view of the back of the saloon from the front windows being obstructed by the screens. It was as certalned that King was handing out liquor from a back door to a man out side, who in turn handed it over the rear fence to customers. King will be arrested probably to-day and will be charged with violation of the screen law and violating the Sunday law. Officers Bright and Hanrahan found evidence of liquor being sold by Daniel McAllen at his living apartments, 672 East street, yesterday morning. Sev eral men were seen to go in the place and the officers entered and found Mc Allin in the cellar of his house, which adjoins his saloon. A hole had been cut through the partition wall between the saloon cellar and the house cellar and through the hole liquor was being passed to customers in the cellar under the living apartments. MoAllin told the officers that he had cut the hole through in order to carry coal through from one cellar to the other, but while the policemen stood in the saloon cel lar with him a man appeared at the other side of the wall and called for some beer and whiskey. McAllln will be arrested later. Sergeant Dunn with Officers Phil Smith and Doughan in citizens' clothes dropped into the Aldrich house on State street, where they suspected an, illegal liquor business was being done. As they were going up the stairs they met a man coming down carrying a beer box full of empty beer bottles, the man being evidently on his way down stairs to get a new stock of beer. Up stairs in the wash room the officers found several men who had evidently been drinking, fifteen bottles of beer, a quart bottle of whiskey and empty wine and whiskey bottles. Arrests will follow later. Sergeant McGann and Policemen Mo Keon and Cook at 9:45 last night raided the living apartments of Mrs. Ellen Blake at 81 Carlisle street, adjoining her saloon at No. 83. The officers found Mrs. Blake and three men in the kitchen. They also found beer and ale in glasses, a dozen half empty bottles. They found evidence that beer and ale had just been turned into the sink in the kitchen, probably in order to get it out or sight. Mrs. Blake will be ar rested to-day. Two Hundred Fishermen Saved. Copenhagen, Feb. 20. A dispatch re ceived here from Helslngfors, says that the 200 fishermen who were carried to sea last Wednesday on a tract of ice that broke adrift on the coast of the RECTOR FENN RESIGNS. Culmination of Trouble In St. John's P. E. Church of Essex. Essex, Feb. 20. As the culmination of trouble which has existed between Rev. Percy T. Fenn, reotor of St. John's P. E. church, and the wardens and other members of the society, for the past year, the rector has severed his connection with St. John's and the church was closed to-day. Services will be held next Sunday as usual, how ever. Rev. Dr. Fenn came here from Boontown, N. Y., in November, 1895, and arrangements were made with him to remain three years. The society, which recently completed a handsome new church, and numbers some of the most prominent people of Essex among its members, commenced to have trou ble with the rector over the church rules, about a year ago. His ideas were were more in the line of the high church ritual than found favor with the wardens. He was asked to send in his reslgantion, when his conduct of the church matters caused so much dissatisfaction and as soon as he for warded it, it was at once accepted by the wardens. It was voted, however, to pay him $1,200, the amount of his salary. up to November 1 next, when his agreement with the society would expire., The rector has likewise been unable to do but little preaching the past year, owing to throat trouble, and this was a matter of no little dissatis faction among many members of the society. Dr. Fenn and family will leave next Thursday for Asheville, N. C, and it is understood when he has recuperated somewhat he will engage in missionary work in the south. FUNERAL OF MISS WILLARD. Services Over the Remains at the Broad way Tabernaole. . New York, Feb- 20. The funeral ser vice over the remains of Miss Frances E. Willard, president of the World's and the National Woman's Christian Temperance union, took place to-day in the Broadway Tabernacle. The ser vice was held in this city, by the'bffl clal decree of the W. C. T. U., because of Miss Willard's many friends and ad mirers in the east. On Thursday next a service will be held at Evanston, 111. Before final interment takes place, however, the body will lie in state in Willard hall at the W. C. T. U.: temple at Chicago probably the greater por tion of Wednesday next, and while en route to the western metropolis will also lie in state for a short time in Churchville, N. Y., Miss Willard's birthplace. The church was crowded, among the attendants being many women from neighboring states, representing the state unions. A great many floral trib utes had been received and these, to gether with palms, were used as dec? orations in the church. Miss Willard's request that her funeral service be simple was carried out. . Portions of the Sorlpture were read and hymns were sung, and then the Methodist Episcopal funeral service was raed. Rev. E- S. Tipple, pastor of St. James' Methodist Episcopal church, was the principal officiating clergyman. He was assisted by Bishop John P. New man and others. NAT GOODWIN MARRIED, Miss Maxlne Elliott, Hli Leading Lady, the Bride. Cleveland, Feb. 20. Nat C. Goodwin, the actor, and Miss Maxlne Elliott, the leading lady of his company, were mar ried in this city at 1 o'clock to-day. The ceremony was performed in the parlor of the bridal suite at the Hol- lenden. Rev. S. S. Precher, pastor of the Euclid avenue Presbyterian church, officiated. The only witnesses of the marriage were Miss Gertrude Elliott, sister of the bride; Manager Appleton of the Goodwin company, Mrs. Apple- ton and Manager F. A.' Probst of the Hollenden. Immediately after the cer emony Mr. and Mrs. Goodwin were driven to the home of Mr. and Mrs. William B'oardman on Euclid avenue, where they were entertained at din ner. Three weeks ago Goodwin receiv ed official notice that his former wife had secured a divorce from him in New York. By the decree he was prohibit ed from marrying during the life of his divorced wife. This prohibition, while legally operative In New York, has no effect in this state. A SPANISH BOAST. Intimation That Cuban Junta Members May be "Bought Up." Havana, via Key West., Fla., Feb. 20. Senor Jose Congosto, the secretary general, is said to have asserted in a private interview, that the government expected to be able to "buy up" sever al members of the New York junta. It Is generally believed, however, that the statement was made in order to quiet discontentment here arising from the military failures of General Blanoo and General Pando in the east. Senora Is abelle Rubia, owner of many tobacco estates in the eastern part of the island and an active insurgent, has been cap tured by the Spanish in the province of Pinar del Rio and is now in the hospi tal. At the time of the Maceo Incur sion, she induced half the province to join the Insurgent cause. Rumors have reached here of the landing of Import ant expeditions near the River Maria- nao, this province, but as yet the name of the vessel or the leader of the party is undisclosed. Stole Bracket Saws. Patrolman Ledwith Saturday night arrested a man about twenty-five years of age, named James Kelley, on suspi cion of his having committed a theft. Ledwith found the man at a pawn shop trying to sell for what he could get three, boxes of small bracket saws. Kelley was locked up on a charge of drunkenness and yesterday It was as certalned that a dozen boxes of saws corresponding to those which Kelley was endeavoring to sell had been stol en from an Adams Express company's truok. The charge against him wag ZOLA WILL BE CONVICTED ANY OTHER RESULT SAID TO SB AL MOST IMPOSSIBLE, The Overwhelming Feeling of the Publla Against the Jews Is the Cause Mora Demonstrations in Paris "Vive la Com mune" Cried aad "Death to the Jew" The Police Called Out. Paris, Feb. 20. The trial of M. Zola and the publisher of the Aurore is re garded as practically ended; and M. Zola's conviction is looked upon as a foregone conclusion. ' Publio feeling against the Jews is sa overwhelming that any other result is almost Impossi ble. Two thousand people assembled this) afternoon in front of the St. Felagla prison, (well known as a prison for of , fending journalists), to greet M. Henry, Jttocnetort, editor of the Intrasigant. on entering to serve a sentence of five days' imprisonment for libelling , M. Joseph Relmach, conservative deputy for the distriot of Digne and editor of the Republique Francalse, by charging r him with intending to prove the inno cence of Alfred Dreyfus by the use. of forged documents. At first there were no signs of force to preserve order, but as the crowd increased, a company of republican guards, headed by buglers and drummers, a detachment of polioe and two squadrons of cuirassiers were drawn up. on each side the suare in front of the prison. The troops were received with cries of "Vive l'Arme." It was 4 o'clock before M. Rochef ort i arrived.- The crowd flocked around hia carriage . shouting "Vive ; Rochef ort" , and "Vive la Commune," the police be- ;., ing powerless to restrain them. M. Rochefort alighted waving his hand kerchief and esc6rted by the .people, walked to the'prison gates. About fifty of his friends, including M. Ernest Roche, one of the deputies for Paris, editor of Jour, and the assistant editors of Intransigeant,- accompanied him in side the building amid continuous cheers from the populace. The ward ers, with the governor of the prison, . at their side waiting, cap in hand,. and respectfully received the prisoner. ' The crowd meanwhile dispersed, sing ing Carmagnole and shouting "Vive Rochefort" and "Vive la Commune" , and completely-blocking traffic on the Rue Monge. So far, though there was such exoitement, the crowd was good humored. .j-.ii' Suddenly a new gathering of three thousand, headed by MM. Millevoye, , ' Thlebaud and Regis, marched toward the Pantheon, yelling "Down with Zo la!" and "Death to the Jews!" The police formed across th,e road and .(flop ped the progress of the demonstrators. M. Thiebaud and M. Thleyala began haranguing the crowd from some steps, despite the' efforts'of "the police to dis- r lodge them." They advised the crowd to disperse in orderly fashion, but they kept' on Shouting loyal cries. Finally the mob dispersed amid shouts of "Conspuez Zola!" and similar cries. MM. Millevoye and Thiebaud went to the police station to demand the liber ation of a dozen people, including the editor of Petit Parisien, arrested in the course of the demonstration. SECRET COMPACT. Russia to Sell France to Germany for Cer. tain Information. London, Feb. 21. The Dally Tele graph this morning publishes an alleg ed explanation of the Dreyfus minis try. According to this explanation a' secret compact between Russia and Germany existed before the Franco Prussian alliance was arranged. Under its terms Russia undertook to supply Germany with all the Information ob tainable by spies or otherwise regard-' ing French military affairs, Germany supplying Russia in return with infor mation concerning another power, pre-: sumably Austria-Hungary. Dreyfus discovered and-traded upon this com pact. Whether the bordereau was written by him or not, it was merely the ostensible basis of the indictment against him. The real secret document referred to a compact, the revelation of which would have imperrilled the Russian alliance. The same motives of secrecy, says the Daily Telegraph's in formant, will compel the different gov ernments to deny the truth of this in formation, which is, nevertheless, cor rect. - Held for Embezzlement. Howard C. Payne, a salesman em ployed by the Metropolis Manufactur ing company on Elm street, was arrest ed in Guilford yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Bradley of that place for em bezzlement from the company, for which he has been working. The com pany notified the police on Saturday that Payne had taken goods from its . place of business. It was ascertained that he had gone to Guilford and In-. structlon8 were telephoned to Deputy Sheriff Bradley to arrest Payne and hold him. Detective McGrath went to Guilford yesterday afternoon and' brought him to New Haven. Payna is charged with taking from the plane of business of the Metropolis Manufac turing oompany four lace ourtalns vai ued at $40 and two rugs valued at $15.- A Freshet Feared. Derby, Feb. 20. Grave fears are en tertained that the prevailing heavy rains, if much longer continued, will result in a freshet that will cause much damage in the Naugatuck valley. Ear ly this evening the Housatonic river had reached the high-water mark, and though no immediate danger Is antlcl- pated, the several factories in Shelton . that are run by water power will be obliged to shut down to-morrow on ac count of the baok water. Switzerland to Own Boads. Berne, Switzerland. Feb. 20. The ref erendum has resulted in popular ap proval of the proposed state purchase of the railroads of Switzerland at a cost of about a billion francs (1200,000,000).. The vote was 384,146 in. favjortq 17513 exMaat. X Gulf pi J utland have been saved.