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sv - v.?" tme t ? Generally fair; northwesterly winds. , Circulation ,Yesterday,48;035.''-l V w - aT" NO. 1,406. WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1898. ONE CENT. Jftvw-i'S")?'fS il il I lc T" If yott wish to fre on Washington's Birthday, drink The Washington Brewery Company's . Celebrated Export, Champagne and Ruby Brewery and Office, 5th and F Streets N.E. HARRY WILLIAMS, Manager. is a splendid opportu nity for you to buy tliat furniture you are needing for the house. Yoiij-sir.need uot worry about the cares of busi ness today. T h i n k about your own com fort. Take the oppor tunity to come aud ex amine what we have, and figure out with us about how much what you want will cost. We'll warrant 3'ou that it won't cost half as much as you expect. And then you need not pay cash. We'll figure as close with you on credit as anyone else will for cash. That we promise you. We have some exceptional bargains this week, both in furniture and clothing. You can have them both charged on the same account. Mayer&Pettit 415-417 Seventh St Senate Aots uu the Elaine "BilL Immediately after the Senate convened yesterday a message was received from the House announcing its action on the, bill appropriating $200,000 for the raising of the Elaine. The amendment made by the House was- agreed to and the bill was immediately passed. It was rent to the Provident for his signature during: the afternoon. I rruiiK Llbhey .t Comimny flUls irct and New York av. Patriotic Lager Beers itmttj CAPT. S1GSBEE TESTIFIES He Is the First Witness To Be Examined. NAVAL BOARD IN SESSION A Dispatch Boat Will Arrive Today Prom UtiTuim With Important Dis patches for Admiral Sicard "Divers Labor Under Great Xhffl cultics on Account of the Darkness 144 Bodies Have Been Hecove-ri'il to Date Ki'IiortcdKngogement Be tween a Spanish: Battalion and the Insurgents MKs Unrtou ut Jaruco. - 22r3?i Havana, Feb. 21. -The United States steamer Mangrove came into port this morning with diving apparatus and with the members of Uie court of inquiry Into the Maine disaster. The members of the court are: Lieut. Commander Adolph Marix, Capt. Sampson, of the Iowa; Capt. Chadwick, of the New York; Lieut. Commander Pot ter, of the New York; Lieut. Commander Schroeder. of the Mas&achusetts, and Capt. Taylor, of the Indiana. At 1 o'clock the court of inquiry con vened on the Mangrove. Lieut. Com mander Marix acted as recorder. Capt. Sigsbee began his testimony- as-soon as the court was organized. The session lasted until 3 o'clock. It was absolutely secret, and it has been Impossible to learn what conclusion was reached, if any. At 3 o'clock Capt. Sampson and Capt. Sigsbee left the Mangrove and came to Havana, where they called on Consul General Lee. They held another long conference with Mr. Lee, the nature of which Is also unknown. Several reports are In circulation. It is said that" the Bache will sail tomorrow with an Important dispatch for Admiral Slcard. It Is also said that (he court of in quiry will hold a conference tomorrow with Gen. Blanco. It is useless to ques tion any member of the court or Capt. Sigsbee or Gen. Lee. They dnly answer, "I don't knc"'." If a. definite conclusion is reached by the court about the cause of the disaster it will be almost impossible to know it In Havana. Any report from hero about the conclusions of the court of inquiry will be mere imagination. That Its ses sion today was very important is un doubtedly a fact. Capt. Sigsbee's report took almost all the time. After 3 o'clock the divers had to stop their woik again because of the great darkness. Today has been one of the most cloudy days of the season. Besides the many objects lloatlng inside the Maine added to the darkness and greatly hampered the divers in their work. To prevent all this trouble it "is an nounced that tomorrow the divers will carry a wire and place an electric search light inside the Maine. The wire will be connected tIth the Mangrove and the lender's dynamo will be used to throw the light inside the wrecked battleship. Today for the first time the divers made an investigation of the hull of the Maine. They examined the outside of the hull at the place where the explosion is said to have taken place. The divers are also very careful about talking about their work. They have received strict orders to refuse an answer to any question about the cause of the disaster or the results of their investigation. Inside the hull of the ship the divers found many bodies. About this they talked freely, saying It was one of the most horrible specta cles that human sight could endure. All efforts to recover these bodies were use less today, so much iron being around them. The divers will try tomorrow to bring them up. ' It is said tonight that the divers dis covered that the "main gunpowder magazine" did not explode. It is impossible to determine from these words whether the correspondent means the main magazine of the ship or the for ward magazine. The main magazine of the Maine was aft of amidships, and in it were stored the high explosives, dry gun cotton and detonators for the powder. It has not been alleged that this magazine exploded. The forward magazine was used for gun powder and in it were stored uO.000 pounds of brown powder. The for ward magazine was the "main gun pow der magazine," but not the main maga zine. The language of the dispatch, as it came in Spanish, Js polvorin moyor, that is "main gun ponder magazine." At the hour at which this dispatch was re ceived, midnight, it was too late to com munfeate with the correspondent upon the point in question. Among the objects brought up by the divers today, were the silverware of Capt, Sigsbee's table, his bicycle, and a typewriting machine? Many more important documents were also recovered. The American nag Is floating on the Maine.- Capt. Sigsbee ordered to have it on the mast day and night. The sailor Coehler was dying at 10 o'clock tonight. At a late hour it is confirmed that, the Bache laes tomorrow with an impor tant communication for Admiral Sicard. It was said ibis morning that the bodies of Lieut. Jenkins and Assistant Engineer Merritt had been found, but the report was false. Capt. Sigsbee is informed by Dr. Brun ner that the removal to Key West of the American wounded sailors still at the military hospital in this city would greatly diminish their chances of recov ery. Two more bodies were recovered today, making a total of. 144. An engagement Is reported at a late hour tonight between the Spanish bat- Supeib 50c nctivrcar. Aucrbach's, Pa. sne. It 100 feet of hoards for $1.00, and as tnaaj as jou usnt at same price. talion of Ariplles and the combined forces of the insurgent- Gen. Francisco Carrillo and Cols. Lino, MIrabal and Napoles. On ly the official Spanish report Is known, which, of course, claims a victory, but the battle seems to have been a serious one. Miss Clara Barton reports that she found the reconcentrados at Jaruco, Ha vana province. In an awful condition of starvation and misery. She found that the entire funds in the so-called hospital In that place were $1.S0. Both the hospital and the jail evidenced great carelessness and fllthlness. An immense crowd followed her to the church, and the poor people knelt and gave thanks to God for sending Miss Bar ton to them. She was appointed by unanimous vote of the city council "adop tive daughter" of JarucoT She left a good hospital in the place and has greatly re lieved the general misery. SPANIAHDS SHOUT WITH GI.12E. Important Stutcn.cuth of Passengers Arriving From Havana. New York, Feb. 21. The Ward line steamer Seguranca, from Tampico and Havana, got here today with the llrst persons who have arrived in this city from Havana since the Maine disaster. The Seguranca arrived at Havana from Tampico at 10 o'clock the morning after the explosion, and found the city in an uproar, and expecting instant vengeance to be wreaked on the Spanish by the United States. She brought thirty-four cabin passengers. Among the passengers was William L. Corbin. He told the reporter at quar antine that a little while before the blow ing up of the Maine he had seen a boat going toward her. He said that he would go to Washington and make a statement to the proper authorities. Miss Helena Be Naghten, of Chicago, was also a passenger. She was at her ho tel with friends when the explosion oc curred. First, she said, there was a deep sound, or a muffied roar. The next moment there was an awful crash. The whole ;party was terror-stricken. They looked out of the windows and they saw people running hither and thither, shout ing and yelling and bumping into each other. It was fully twenty minutes af ter the second explosion before it was known at the 'hotel what had happened. The excitement kept increasing. FIro en gines dashed about the streets. The sky was lit up with the glare of the burning ruins of the steamship. It was some little time before anybody would believe that the report that the Maine had been blown up was true. The Cubans In the city were wild, and the excitement among them was on the increase. AV. H. Pierson, who lives in Brooklyn, was another Havana passenger. He was uptown in the city when the two explo sions occurred. The second one, he said, was terrific, and it fairly shook the whole island. It was accompanied by a tremen dous Hash oC light that shot up high in the air. He said that the opinion in Ha vana among the foreigners generally was that the Maine was blown up by some agency other than her own magazine. The only man on the Seguranca who was -near enough to the Maine to sec the explosion when it occurred was Francis Weinheimer, of this city. He said: "The heat of the city was oppressive dutlng the day, and In the evening I wandered down to the water. 1 was with in 300 yards of the Maine. One of the things I noticed was that the cruiser Alfonso XII, which had been lying com paratively near the Maine when I vibit ed the water before, had moved oft and was about three ship's lengths from her. It was not very dark when I reached the dock. The stars were out and the night wa.s clear. Suddenly I heard an awful roar in the direction of the Maine. Then there was a flash of light and then a sec ond explosion. It was awful. Following this second shock the whole bow of the Maine seemed to go straight apart in the water. It looked as if it went three hun dred or four hundred feet In the air." One of the passengers said that af ter the explosion he pretended to have strong Spanish sympathies for the pur pose of drawing the Spaniards out. He went among them and expressed satis faction at the blowing up of the ship. He said that everywhere the Spaniards who heard him shouted the fame sentiment. They cursed the .Americans and hoped that another ship might be sent to Ha vana so that the same fate could be ar ranged for it. GUN. L.V.K NOT AT FAULT. Mr. Williums Snys He Cannot Succor All the Starving. Itepresentative Williams, of Mississippi, .speaking of the press dispatch from Ha vana in yesterday evening's papers rela tive to reported friction between Consul General Lee at Havana and the consuls at Sagua la Grande and Matanzas. Messrs. Barker and Brice, said that it must be a mistake. "Not long since," said he, "I received a letter from Consul Barker saying that while supplies had beeen insufficient anil very little relief had been offered in his district, he did not at all wish to be understood as criti cising Gen. Lee. It would not, of course, be Gen. Lee's fault that the relief sent for the reconcentrados had been insuffi cient even in Havana itself, nor could he be expected to hunt up starving people at a distance with plenty of them beforu his very eyes more than enough to con sume all he could supply. " Condolences From Admiral Spnuu. "Vice-Admiral Spann of the Austrian Hungarian navy today sent to Secretary Long the following message of condo lence: Vienna, Feb. 21, 1S9S. Secretary of the Navy: On receipt of the terrible information of the destruction of the Maine, I send to you in the name of the Austrian-Hungarian war navy the expression of deep felt sympathy. SPANN. New York Legislature's Resolution. A resolution from the Xew York legis lature was presented In the Senate yes terday, denouncing the outrages commit ted by the Spaniards on the Cubans, and praying for the intervention of the United States to obtain peace by what ever means necessary. Coall Coal! Coal! . 55.25 per 2,240, delivered, Gayton stove, egg and nut. Powhatan Coal Co., 1S68 C st nw.; 'phone C20; or dealers generally. fel3-tf Blind, any size best made, $1 a pair, full thickness. All clew. "1 CT .It . r. - TO COST 2,500 A COPY. A "Boole of WHxlth in Prh at Chicago. Chicago, Feb. 21. 'The Book of Wealth" is being published heic. It is to deal with all that is worth knowing concern ing wealth, from the dawn of history to Joe Letter's wheat deal. The two editions of the book will cost 5250,000, and only 50 copies will be printed. The first, or cynge Jiolr edition, will con sist of 150 copies.nd will be sold at ?2,500 a copy. The second edition of 250 will cost $1,000 each. -f" The covers are XT by 22, and are of heavy golden silk, fined with white bro n, nnd the bookiwill be embellihfed with original waicr colors and beautiful engravings. H.H. nancron Francisco, is th&tatithor. of San KILLED AT 'HIS HOME. Surrounded. byi-IIt. Family He Wns Foully Murdered. Columbia, S. C.f Feb. 21.-Henry How ard, a farmer, Jiving ten miles from Orangeburg courthouse, was shot dead while standing lu lfe house surrounded by his family, last -night. Some one hailed, j&d the door being opened, the assasslnttired with a shotgun. Lawrence HunkorpUl, a man thought by his neighbors to betfnsane, has been ar rested for the crime., Howard, some time ago, had him- lined by a magistrate for one' of his peculiar pranks. ' DEFENDING lB DEPUTIES. Attempts' tol'roVe the Slaughter at 'r.utt liner? Justifiable. Wilkcsbarre. Feb.f 21.-After submit ting the testimony oQtwo more important witnesses, the commonwealth closed 1st case in the trial of Sheriff Martin and his deputies for the LaUimer shooting this morning. J George S. Ferris then -made the opening address for the defense After referring to the importance at the case and the many questions of law and fact involved, Mr. Ttfcrris said In prt: "A sheriff with hisipobse meets a riot ous mob. He tells them who he is. ex plains his ooffice anil his duty and their own. He reasons with them, begs, hn ploree. entreats, commands them to dis perse and keep the peace and observe the law. Thev defy him. resist him, over power him, seek teffelay him, and with yells .of rage rush upon the little band of deputies, who file with fatal effect." "They kill a fact which they and all men with hearts Jin their breasts deplore, but they commit no crime. They did their duty; they do not violate, but obey the law. In tlfts trlaS James Martin and slx-ty-live others stand clfarged with the aw ful crime of liiurder, alleged to have been committed on the person of one Mike Czeslak." - Ji Coming dowto. the occurrences at Lat tlmer, Mr. Ferris.' said that the mob had endeavored to rush. through the lines of deputies, had fired revolvers at It, and had the sheriff down on his knees in a ditch when the deputies, to save their lives, were obliged to fire. Mrs. Catherine Welsenbom testified that the strikers acted boisterously when they assembled for their march to Lattimer. Mrs. Rose Glace, of Harwood, gave simi lar testimony. Mrs. Rose Gillespie. Mrs. Catherine Brennan, Mrs: Michael Gallagher and Peter Schultz followed for the defense. The Weather Generally fair; northwesterly wind. GEORGE WASHINGTON-. THE GREAT AMERICAN JINGO ZOLA HURLS DEFIANCE Fearless Effort In Face of Hostile Demonstration. FRANCE'S HONOR INVOLVED The Audience Beside Itself With Hage Angry Howls and Shrieks Fill the Air Ho Impressively Warns His Country "Sowing the Wind." Paris, Feb. 21. Zola faced his enraged and deluded countrymen In the assize court today and addressed to them a speech which was both an appeal and a defiance. As an appeal, it was hopeless, and he knew it. As a defiance, it was in trepid, prophetic, magnificent. It was re ceived with jeers of intolerant rage, which he allowed to pass unheeded. On Wednesday he will he punished for warning France that if she sows the wind she will reap, the whirlwind. But It needs no prophet to foresee that the angry crowd -which today reviled him will one day applaud him as on& of the defenders of his country's honor. The third week of the trial bf gan today without particular inci dent. The advocate general, as soon as court opened, began his closing plea. He entirely ignored the rule Imposed at the outset of the trial forbidding refer ences to the Dreyfus case. This rule has been enforced from the outset against the defense, but it has been entirely Inopera tive against the prosecution and its wit nesses. The advocate general made "an elaborate argument upon the origin of the bordereau, insisting that the opinions of the official experts had not been im peached, .whereas the testimony of the defendant's experts was worthless tie cause it was based upon a facsimile and not upon the original. He argued that it was impossible for Esterhazy to secure access to the document named in the bor- dereau and therefore lmpoS!dble that he i was guilty. The advocate general spoke almost two hours. His address on the whole was astonishingly weak, and especially in his peroration, when he descended to the pu erile suggestion that Zola was merely seeking self-advertisement, and making a market for a new book, which he is soon to write. The strongest point of his plea was his insistence that the whole question for the jury was whether Zola was justified in his allegation that the military court of inquiry in the Esterhazy case had ren dered judgment according to the orders of the chief officers of the army. A recess was taken" at 2 o'clock, after (Continued On Sixth Page.) ratented Full Dress Shirts, Caut "ride up," fit smooth, no bulging, $1.50, at Joseph Aucrbach's, 023 Pa. ave.4 It Doors, any size, 4 panels, for $1, inch and liall tbkk. Xitcly inauc. MBS. W. C. WHITNEY 1XJ0RKO. Thrown From Her Mount While Following the Hounds. Aiken, S. C, Feb. 21. Mrs. William C. Whitney was thrown from her mount this morning while following the hounds on a fox-hunt. The accident happened at the dam at what Is known as Robin son's Pond, a small creek about a mile out. Her horse was going at full speed when she attempted to cross the pond under a low bridge. The rafter of the bridge caught her and thc$w her from her horse, inflicting a wound in her fore head abou six and one-half inches long. An impromptu ambulance was at once constructed, and she was removed to her residence in an unconscious condition. Her physician, who has been with her almost constantly since the accident, says that, while the wound is a painful one. and likely to confine her for some dayt. there Is no Immediate danger of serious results, although she is wholly insensible to feeling In her arms and limbs. She has regained consciousness, and is able to partake of food in ifquid form. A bulletin issued tonight states that she Is resting better, and Is somewhat im proved. STOHJJX CABINET SESSION. Complete Defeat of Conservative Members of Autonomist I'arty. Havana, Feb. 21. The junta of the Autonomist party met yesterday to discuss- a. new program proposed to the party by Senor Elisio Giberga, a Spanish senator. It was a very stormy session and it resulted in a complete defeat of Senor Montoro and the con- ! servative members of. the Autonomist . party, who noAV form the colonial cab , inet. The program of Senor Giberga j wjts accepted by an overwhelming; ma jority. It comprises a broader plan of J autonomy for the island of Cuba and the disarming of the Spanish volun- teers. The defeat of the Autonomists now in power is considered of great polit j ical importance. It really lessens the j prestige of the autonomist government, I and will produce a political agitation among the Autonomists with the prob j able result of the overthrow of the cab I inet presided over by Senor Galves. It is a noteworthy fact that all the mem- "cl? wt V,e Ti , .J ? sI'"- iiiuo, t . jiut:v.i Liie -n.u.uinlilll shortly after the Autonomist decree of Sagasta was put in force, voted for the program of Senor Giberga and against the conservative Autonomists. Senor Artnro Amblard. the well known Spanish deputy, is now to be appointed leader of the Autonomist party. With the Maine affair, the bomb ex plosions In the city, the dissensions among the Autonomists and the unpop ularity of their government, the ru mors of international complications with the United States and the reports of serious fighting in the field with in surgents, Havana is like a hornet's nest. Bryan Club Reunion. The William J. Bryan Club held a reunion at the Virginia Flats, Seventh street and Virginia avenue, lost night. The program was an inter esting onp. WashinKton'tt farewell address was read, and then- were oration, rccitation-J and patriotic songs. The club is in a nourishing con dition. Doors, tiny size, 5 panels, for "jiLla. all wlute iine. Very nice. AN JUHGM DREYFUS? Army and Navy Circles Mncli Exasperated. TREACHERY NOW SUiPECTED The Information Alleged To Ho Pos . sessetl By Lieutenant Commander Sobrul nnd Lieutenant Palmo, una Through Them Uy Spain, Indi cate n Gruvu Condition of Affairs. Lieut. Commander Sobral has taken a. hint from the publication of his inter view the other day, and has kept his mouth closed tightly ever since-, after having been called a liar and a coward by a New York reporter. Lieut. Palmo,' of the Spanish navy, -who was an unseen but faithful co-worker with Sobral. has ben indiscreet and has made some re marks which, in addition to those made by Sobral, have set the nation, and es pecially the ofilcers of the American Navy, to thinking-deeply. In Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, yesterday Palmo became much excited over a dis cussion of the Maine disaster and the question of a war between Spain and America. He said: "The conllict between the two coun tries cannot be postponed much longer. but I tell you we are better prepared to strike than the Yankees think. Whan the Americans have occupied their time in talking we have been quietly prepar ing for the conflict, and, moreover, our diplomats have admirably succeeded in warding off suspicion. "Do you suppose it Is for naught that we hae recently purchased two cruisers from Brazil, and have made a liberal of fer for the new Chilean warship iust completed? And you may rest assured my -lsit to Mexico bodes no good for the Yankees. "Our bureau of naval intelligence has complete plans and drawings of the for tifications of the principal American ports. There is not a port in the United States that is fortified sufficiently to withstand the successful entry of one of our ships. The one possible exception is the city of New York, but you may be aware that we have a powerful cruiser there, and that we can well afford to lose it if the Yanks can afford to see their largest city in ruins. The Sagasta mjnistry has no oscillating plans. We have but one policy and are pursuing It steadily.. Americans, you know, are as little aware of what they will do tomor row as they are of what they m6t ac complish today." "There will be no lighting on the Amer ican continent, you can depend on that. We have a splendid navy and some of tha fastest auxiliary cruisers In the world. After we lay two or three of their largest cities in ruins, this ought to bring the money-loving Yankee to our terms." Sobral. taking advantage of the face that he had come to this country as tha naval representative of 'Sbain. and sup posedly as a man of honor; has been, it is now learned, in most of the fortifications of the Atlantic coast, undoubtedly with the full and complete sanction of the Spanish legation, and. It Is hinted now. with assistance from Individuals who were alleged to have been close to the Cleveland Administration. Whether this is true or not cannot bo learned positive ly at this time, but the mere suspicion, corroborated apparently by the facts of the case, has created an intense excite ment in military and naval circles in this city, and, in fact, throughout both branches of the American service. That Dupuy de Lome knew of Sobral's mission is certain, for the ex-minister is known to have used every means in his power and every courtesy accorded him by the Cleveland Administration to obtain opportunities to study our military and naval charts. That De Lome's successor knew of these things seems to be homo out by the fact that he was close to the man who slandered President McKlnley, and both Sobral and Palmo have Intimat ed that "none of Spain's diplomats has been idle." All of these evidences of Spanish "du plicity, however, have paled into Ifisjg nlficance beside the question which lutftt rally arises from the facts here presented. Army and navy officers almost to a man say that if the statements of Sobral and Palmo are true, treachery as black as that of Eenedict Arnold exists, or ex isted, in one or more of the departments' of the American Government- Stich treachery has not been placed, an yet. nor have any individuals been accused, but the question that Is emanating from every honest American's lips Is: "Who Is the American Dreyfus?" This new phase of the "Incident" in- ' volves questions most momentous to this country, and it is safe to assert that the American army and navy officers will not do as the French military men arc doing In the Zola trial, but will assist in forcing the expose of one of the most diabolical plots known to American history. MR. COBB TO BE CONSUL. He Will Succeed the Lute Col. Ahry Ut Colon. The President yesterday sent ti tha Senate the name of Mr. William W. Cobb, of Pittsylvania county. Va.. to be consul at Colon, Colombia. There will be no ob jection to the confirmation of Mr. Cobb. He will succeed the late Col. Ashby. who met such a tragic death at Colon about a month ago. At the time of iih death Col. Ashby was sailing acros's a bav to Colon. . j Mr. Cobb Is a leading member at the dominant Republican faction in Virginia. His appointment was recommend Si Judge Edmund Waddill. jr.. of Richmond, who is a cloe personal friend of Mr. Mc Klnley. Insurgent Loader Leaves C'uhii. Kingston. Jamaica, Feb. 21. An oion Iat containing ixtecn men arrived yesterday ut llio Hueno. this island, from Cuha. In the jjittv wtw C.'cn. Lacrct Marlot, a well-known iiiiiirgcnc leader. All the party Tere inarantined. Flvim'x Business. Cillesc,8th'iind K. None better, ?23 a year: day or night. White piiu shingles, 33 cents for 100 or S3.SU lor 1,000. AH Xo. 1. Clear.