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A COBALT MINE.
WILL BE $100,000,000
The Kichnt Mine In the World Jnt 1Uk
cohered lu Wyoming-I.'! h In Coppei
nd Cobalt A Hare Mineral,
Denver, Colo., Kb. 22. Cobal
la better than gold. A cobalt misf
' more desirable than the riches,
tolden bonanza of all of the
Kocky Mountains, and cobalt lias been
discovered at Grand Knrampment,
Wyo., by the French mineralist, (. hart:
Pou lot. It is the firs', discovery of Cf
bait in America. Cobalt in worth $1.60
a pound, and George Doone, the copper
king f the Grand Encampment dis
trict, baa a mine where thousands ot
Urns of thie ore are already in Bight.
Cobalt i the active principle that colore
blue all porcelain and glass, and from
it the world's great churches and ce
tbedrala receive their delicate shading
of blue in their arched windows and
doies. Itig the active principle of
blue in oil and water painting. It is
one of the rarest minerals ; Norway,
Sweden and Bohemia have in the past
furnished the bulk o' the world's supply.
The D aue mine is a copper mine,
and, in addition to its copper value,
which is 70 per cent pure, its ore yields
$128 to the ton in cobalt. Thin in only
one among hundred of copper mines at
(rand Kncampinent, and if they all
ennta'n cobalt Wyoming's new mining
district within a year may be producing
yiore wealth than any three mining i -trictsinthe
world, not excepting Klon
dike, the Transvaal, and Cripple Creek,
"ripple Creek, Colorado's 'Void won
der," last year added to the world's
treasurer of gold more that $12,0U0,(H",
Ii cobalt exists in the Grand Encamp
ment copper ore to tho extent that M.
Poulot assorts from hi chemical analy
sis of the Doane ore Grand Encamp
ment will nd 1 to the mineral wealth ol
the world $10i) ()0.),ni).) annually, or else
the price f cobalt will be reduced to a
1-M ruw-i! by lire.
Muntkhkv. Mi'X., Feb. 2J. The new
w harf at Tatnpio, constructed by the
Central railroad, under government su
pervision, w;ih totally destroyed by fire
Sunday. The (ire started in a box car
on the east end of the wharf and quickly
Apread to the sheds. The cause of the
fire is unknown. The Ward line steam
er Yumuri was alongside the wharf and
turned the fir t stream on the lire, but
without avail, ami to escape the flame
it hail to steam up the river. A. S. Kob
!.non, the engineer in charge of the con-
ruction, while lighting the flames, was
injured by falling timber and will prob
ably die. The construction of the u bar
was commenced July, 1WXI, and it wat
considered to be one of the finest on this
contiient. Its lenght was 2,55 feet,
and all is burned. The custom hou
under construct i n and nearly complet
ed was damaged to the extent of about
H0O,0O0. The total loss on wharf, cus
tom house ami merchandise is nearly
sj.uiw.uuu, luily in-iircd.
St. Louis, Feb. 21. The large estab
lishment of the Ncidringhaiiii House
r ii'msbing company, of which Charles
Neidnnghaos is president, was partial
ly deatr yed by lire today, resulting in a
loss of more than $")0,uo0 to the stock
and building. Fully insured. The stock
earned by the firm was valued at $110
The Yacht Mugnra OnYrrd lo the US.
Nkw York, Feb. 22. Howard Gould
tne owner of the $5oO,tXX) pleasure craft,
Niagara, which has been launched at
Wilmington, Del., says that if necessary
be would gladly turn it over to the gov
ernment. "I do not know just what
good it might be able to do' said Mr.
Gould, "but ;f the government wants
the ya ht I guess they ran have it. As
" iiiauer oi ibci i oeneve that the war
rumors have been exaggreated and I
hope that there will be no need for t' e
Niagara or any other vessel. The yacht
will not lie readv for twoorlhree month
and by that time I guess there will be
no call for naval reserve boats.
"The Niagara is not fast enough for a
dispatch boat and I do not know just
how it might he used for government
purposes, but if needed it will be on
Tiie Niagara is not only the lnrges'.
.team yacht ever built in the United
States but represents the highest type
of naval construction as applied to the
pleasure craft. In point of tonnage it is
quailed by only three or four yachts in
the whole world.
I)ratrujl a Nleamer.
Tout Townskm), Wash., Feb. 22.
" he steamer North Pacific, from BeattU
n route to Alaska, is still here and 1
likely to remain for some time. Ha'.'
way across the straights of Fuca thi
steamer was forced to put back on ac
count of the heavy aeas, which caused
the steamer to ship large quantities cl
water. Then all but three of th
steamer's crew deserted it, and also the
passengers, who numbered 120. They
declined to proceed further on the
steamer, as they are convinced that il
Is not seaworthy.
In fee ted Wllh Thle.ee.
Ai.ruqvkio.uk, N. M., Feb. 22. Cen
tral and southern New Mexico are in
fested with cattle and sheep thieves,
and trouble is anticipated on ranges east
and south of this city, for the stockmen
re organising and intend to rid thsnd
elves ol these depredators. M. T. Mo
riarlty, a sheep raiser in the Cainti
vicinity, where there are over 200,0M
iheep, says that lb big flocks are beta
greatly diminished, and the offioers ap
pear powerless to step the lawloeti
LEb NUT ASSASSINATED.
'lara Itarton I
iMiHtiig After Coiufurte
I lie Vt (ttinded.
Washington, Feb. 18. The following
s sent out at midnight from the
.Vashirgton ollice of the Associated
"In order to answer inquiries from
ill ecctions of the country regarding
Ciisational rumors, the following state
nent is made :
"The cruiser New York haB not been
jrdered to Havana; Consul-General ly e
ins not 1 ei ii ast-a-sinated ; there is no
tuniereiue of the cabinet; congress is
lot in session ; both hous-s have ad
ournd at the usual hour until tomor
row; I'rtsident McKinley did not go to
he capit',1 and thegnuation is decided y
Wabiiinoton, Feb. IS. The govern
ment has st'ttie l back into a waiting
(ttitude in resp-ct to the teinble iiis
aie disaster in Havana harbor. TU'i
lava! otliciais are now resigned to await
he results of the court of inquiry
earned today by the navy department.
All the news of the day came in the
ate afternoon in the shape of Captain
-Ngsbee's report of the authorization of
he funeral of his dead sailors and Gen
ral Iee's a ory of the struggle lor life
nade by O (fleers Merritt and Jenkins.
The officials 'if the navy department
lovoted the day to the effort to correct
lie lists of living and dead and to an
wering the frantic telegraphic appeais
ri'tn n la'ives ol men on the battleihi.
Die disposition of the survivors has
cen arranged I t by Captain I)irk-n-i,
icting chief of the navigation bureau,
is well as could be from this distance.
Die woun !e ' s.iilors when not in con
iition to he Ivought buck to Key Weft
ill be carefully looked after by Miss
Jlara liarlon, who has been given c:irte
1 -iiche to buy any and everything ne
isuary to tlnir comf mt. Tie wounded
iMe t) get across to Key West will be
.uken care of in the marine hospital
M Y HAIKU TIIR M MNK.
As for the Mniiu herself, not with-
landing one uir.iL'iiiL' renorts form Lieu-
iiaut IF i d us to her condition, the
uivy iiepartinent will make an effort to
-Aire her. While this i-i required by
very creditable- sentiment, they ay
hey are b uud to remove the hull from
he ema-l harbor in any cae, and it
nay he as eiify or easier to taise her as
t would be to destroy the hull and m;i
:hinery by the use of divers and dyna
nite. Negotiations are already afoot
r placing the contra t with a privi'e
wrecking corporation at. an e-tima ed
lost of fL'iHI.OUO.
At the i a vy department special denial
iis given o, the report emanating Irm
Vladrid that a torpedo tlotilla wasalmut
;o leave Key West for Cuba, it was st'it
o rsiat only two tormdo boati, tiie
'.' .hing and the Krickson, are at Key
A i sl, and t1 e-e have not been ordered
ind w'hl not be ordered, ace irding to
indent plans, to Cuba. It was strongly
t-serted that no pres nt purjiose existed
ii sending any warstiipi there.
LOOK (J til'Sl'ICOUS.
New Yoiik, Feb 18. Tho Journal
md Advertiser quotes Assistant Secre-
ury of the Navy Koosevelt as saying:
"I am convinced that the destruction
if the Maine was not an accident."
A dispatch to the Journal from Welli
ngton dated 12:30 a. m. rayi: Captsiu
-,g:-tee baa telegraphed the naval de
.i irtuient, us.ng the English cipher that
ii his opinion the des. ruction of the
daine was the act of an enemy. Tins
li-patcn hai been suppressed by the de
lariment, hut it is known to have been
received He icquested immidiate in
vi'Sligatioti and intimated that the
n axon he sent ail the mirvivors to Key
W est was ihut lie feared more trouble.
The Wa-lungton correspondent of the
Herald says be stood on the bridge ol
tiie Maine with Captain Bigsbee a week
i.-o yesterday and the captain said to
SIOhKLK WAS ft SPICIOI'S
"I don't want to be obliged to take
my coal alsiard from Havana. It would
he a risky expedient. Not that I sue
pect any urie in authority, but thers li
iich an irresponsible rabble here in
Havana, and it would be an easy mat
ter to get a couple of stii ks of dynamite
in the coal bunkers without knowing
Dktkoit, Feb. 18. A special to the
News from Hay City, Mich, snyst
"A letter was received yesterday from
Klmer Meilstrup, gunner on the Maine,
dated February 11, in which Meilstrup
wiole that be would not be surprised if
they should be blown up any day; that
the ship was surrounded with torpedoes
and could not leave the harbor without
consent and direction of the Spanish au
Chicago, 111., Feb. 18. The Tribune's
Washington special nays:
" W anting ot the disaster which befell
the battleship Maine waa received in
Washington some time ago, and appar
A Terrible Explaaloa.
Bkrcham, Prussia, Feb. 18. A ter
rible explosion of fire-damp occurred in
the Vereinigte Carbolinengtueck colli
ery at Hammerly this morning. Thirty
seven bodies have been recovered. In
addition many miners have been seri
ously injured. It is believed that fifty
persons have perished.
MiNNiitPous, Feb. 18. The populist
convention here has come to an end with
a victory for the fusion forces. Ths
itate convention waa sot (or Juns 16,
nd th middle-of-the-roaders, who de-
sired an April convention, found thorn
elves so much in the minority that they
made no struggle. They will make an
iflbrt to control too convention however.
Senator Bailor, in bit speech st tbs
sb ms mostlng, took ft hot at the ftdala
J tOO ItiS OF WAIt.
OncleHam Waiting Development Iiver
are IiiTOfltiga ting I lie Wreck AmerU-aui
Anxious for Kcnulls.
Havana, Feb. .'9. Consul-General
Lee said yesterday be had not heard of
any eight-inch hole being found in the
liottom of the Maine.
Approach to the Maine is now pro
hibited int-ide a distance of 100 ineteres
excepting in the case of boats of the
United States navy or boats having a
special permit. Tins action is taken us
a precautionary measure against any ac
cident occunn during the inspection
by the American divers and to prevent
any interference with the work ordered
by Captain 8;gsbee.
Neither General Ie nor Captain Bigs
bee has so far asked permission to in
soect the work in connection with the
General Lee is receiving many tele
grams from mayors and other officers
expressing sympathy at the lues of the
Maine and the foreign conau s have
tlther called personally or have sent
written expressions of condolence.
Theatres have suspended their per
formalizes and there will be no more
music in the parks for the present.
Patrick Gaffney, coal passer; Robert;
a fireman, and McManus, a marine,
died at the hospital yesterday.
Washington, Feb. 19. The feature of
the day at the navy depirtinent was the
largo number of rumors of a warlike
tendency that came to the attention, and
in every case contradiction. So formid
able had grown the list that at the ckme
ol ollice hours Secretary Long waa in
duced to mak's the following rtatemi nt
a- tin earliest manner o( disposing at
one time of ad these stories:
"Really no information baa been re
ceived since Ca tain S gshee's first dis
patch adding anything to our knowledge
of the disaster. All we know is that
the Ma.ne ble v up. As yet there is no
indication ol design. Therefore, ruy in,
pressi'iu has been all along f-nd I ratfiei
think the general opinion pieponder
stes in the same direction, that it must
have hi en accidental.
"At the cabinet meeting today the
matter as not discusBtH, except as any
bmly of men talk about an event, of tli.-t
k ii-', a. el rn-'st of that talk related tc
the terr ble lull of life and to expres
sions ol sympathy for the sufferers. You
may say abs-ilutely that there has been
no secret cabinet meeting, that nothing
has taken place in the cabinet that the
public have not been in(o-med about.''
MIhh Witlard'ii I-'unoral.
Chicago, Fi'O. 19. Firinal servicei
over the remaitiH of Mis Frances E.
Willard, president of World's Worn mi'b
'Jhr.hlian Temperance Union, will bi-
held in New York Hunday. The body
wid then be sent to Chicago. Mis
Kat brine L. Stevenson, corresponding
secetaiy ot the Women's Christian
Trim eranee Union t-ttid yesterday it
as tiie preHHii'. intention to have
coniinitti e ol Mi-s Willard's friends and
co-workers in Chicago meet the b aly
between here and New York C.ty ami
actus an escort during ths juurnej
The bodv will then be taken to Mits
Willard's home in Kvanston, where on
Thursday the funeral will be held, prob
ably from the Fust Methodist church,
waere Miss Willard attended for years.
It is possible that tl i part of the pro
gram may be changed, as the church is
comparatively a mall cne and would
probably be totally inadequate to hold
the crowds w hich would wish to attend
'he funeral of the dead temperance
'eader and for this rta-on it may be
'.hat the services will be held from Chi
cago. The interment will take place at
Rose Hill cemetery, where Miss Will
ard's mother is buried.
Coat Dim Ilia Life.
Wklihton, O., Feb. 19. A Spanish
n inister yesterday, inacrowd of miners
ear Glenroy, boasted that ripain would
"ittke short work of. the United States
o case of a naval war. He had barely
-ttered the boast when a pick was driven
nto his brain, killing him. He wen
bv the name of Alander Alexsndrier. It
is not yet known whether he was a na
turaliised citiz'-n of the United btatee or
Still a citizen of Spain. '
Paris, Feb. 19. The crowd fell bac'.:
rheerina for the army, singing ths
Msrselleise and shouting "Spit ujon
Zola left the palace of justice at 5 :30
v m. He was greeted with a storm o.
b sees and derisive cries and the au
'horities were obliged to protect his car
riage with a double cordon ol police.
Reaching Ht. Michael bridge the mob
Ti ide a murderous rush lor the carriage
out the police threw themselves between
the vehicle and the mob and aerie ol
miniature battles ensued.
Ultimately the police drove the mob
back and Zola waa enabled to proceed
without further molestation.
A uumbe of arrests have been made
but all thoae taken into custody were re
A Mew Ooanterfelt.
Washington, Fob. 18. The secret
service has discovered a new counter
feit $10 national bank note, It is on the
Hibernian N .tlonal bank ol New Or
.eans, sc'les 1802, check letter 8, Rose
crans register, Nebekea treasurer. It ii
a photo; ftpbie production ol poor work
mans'.iip printed on pleost of pa pel
pes ted together. The oolorlng la applied
ejy on tpoU and no attempt has been
sand te laitftte the silk threads to bt
tamnd In the genniae.
INVESTIGATION BEGINS TODA1
TtaeNawal lour! of Inquiry Take Charged
WAnmuTos, Feb. lib The nava!
court, of iiKju.ry appointed to invest!
g'e the Maine disaster will begin its
work at Havana today. This newl
comes to the navy department by telo
trap from Admiral Sicard at Key Wes
as follows :
"The eou-t of irujui.y sailed for Hav
ana the 20th by lighthouse steamei
This tek 'gram was ponstnied thai
that the naval board should reach Hav
ana by nightfall and be ready to begin
its work, jly an error incident to tin
haste with which the orders were gotten
out the first accounts placed Lieutenant
Commander Sea ton Schroeder on ths
board as the third member w hile as a
matter of fact Lieutenant-Commande
l'otter, the executive officer of the flag
tkip New York, holds first place.
HIGhlll.K IIKAKD KRo.M.
Captain bigsbee was heard from late
last night, but tho telegram waB not
delivered at the navy department until
this morning. It reads as follows :
Havana, Feb. 20. Only most exper
ienced wrecking divers can do effective
woik on the Maine. In upper works 1
cm use service divers. Did some work
today, hut with little success. Will de
better tomorrow. 1'artB of the Maine,
especially the superstructure and con
nections, are one coufuaed macs oi
Another brief telegram from Capteirj
Sigshee read :
Havana, Feb. 20. Bache.
This wo-d means that the coaBt sur
vi y steamei has arrived at Havana
bringing on board all the diving appar
atus sent out from the squadron.
The Bta'ement referring to experi
enced divers h explained at the navy
department as no reflection upoi the
men now engaged in the work, tliese
being end 'ted men belonging to tin
navy. Thy scope of their work is the
exp'orat ion of the ship's bottom gen
i-rally the disentanglement of cablet
from the pro pel lor Bhiifts and some
times the t-earch for a lost torpedo oi
am hor. Such work rarely carries them
deeper than twenty-five feet into the
water, and it is said that for operation!
in dcener water, such as would be in
volved in an examination of the Maine'i
bottom, their faining ha net f'tted
them. They are also lacking in tha'
kind of skill neces'ary to enable a divei
to grope his way safely through the in
ternal parts of a mighty ship like the
Maine, torn ami dismembered ae she
is, which requires the highest expert
skill, and that is why Captain Sigsbee
with only his sailor divers at his com
mand, bad not been able to do much so
far towards unraveling the mystery ol
tiie Maine's untimely end.
DRAWING UP A CONTRACT.
Captain Lemley, the judge advocate-
general of the department was at work
today l'i his office, with representative
of wrecking companies, trving to draw
up contracts for the immediate prose
cution of the work of recovering the
goods and raiding of the hull of the
Maine. He has been at t :e task now
two days and it has not been easy to dis
pose of. This is owing to an important
disposition on the pa't at least of these
concerns, to drive a hard bargain, leav
ing the department in the dark ae to the
amount of money to be paid for their
lint it is believed that the obstacles
have now been surmounted and that the
contract w ill be signed tomorrow. It is
the purpose of Captain Lemley to hurry
this work and to that end he is arrang
ing to have two of the companies com
bine their force. They will be paid on
the scale of day's work wi'h a provision
for a bonus if they succeed in raising the
vessel, thus insuring the recovery of as
much of the valuable equipment as is
possible, should it not be practicable to
float the Maine again.
Coal Miner Strike.
SritiNOFiELi), 111., Feb. 21. The state
board of labor commissioners has just
issued a lengthy report on the coal min
ers' strike of last year. The report says
that the strike of 1897, when its extent,
number of men involved, duration and
results are considered, ranks as the most
notable industrial event in the state.
There were involved in the strike of last
year 307 mines and 2(l,4(!li men. In Illi-
nois more men and miners continm d
active service in the recent strike than
in lMt4, as was likewise the case in a
number of other states, notably in West
Virginia, Kentucky and Iowa. Tha re
suit was that at no time during the re
cent suspension were the principal
markets entirely destitute of the pro
ducts. The miners who participated in the
strike have since shared the benefit of
the advance in wages, which has result
ed, while at thirty-nine mines the men
continued to work with a little advance
and at live mines no change in the price
has been made. The average duration
of the strike in Illinois was ninety-one
Niw Yoke, Feb. 21. The body ol
ormer Police Commissioner Leonard
Welles was found in the woods near
Scotch Palins, N. J. Welles had evi
dently committed suicide.
Oixa for Orrapaiiry.
Kai.tsraii, Mont., Feb. 21. It is re
ported from Washington that the ceded
portion of the Blackfeet reservation
ulnng the eastern slope of the Rockies
will be open for occupancy and explora
tion under the provisions oi the mining
taws of the United tltates about Feb. 26.
There will be no proclamation or public
notice in advance of the date ol the
opening. It ii understood that there
la a valuable mineral belt in this ceded
THE FJKST GUN.
A VERY WARM DISCUSSION IN THE
Joluifton of Indiana OppoKfS the Annexa
tion of Hawaii ami Klecli-iliH tlirlluuhe
Willi Ilia Sprerli Made a Deep lui-prt-Miou.
Washington, F'eb. 23. Washington's
birthday was celebrated in the bouse
after a motion of Mr. tfailey to adjourn
had been voted down with a vast deal
of political speech-rn iking, and it was
also signalized by the firing of the first
gun in opposition to Hawaiian annexa
tion. Mr. Johnson, an Indiana repub
lican, delivered a speech that electrified
the house Rnd the galleries in denuncia
tion of what lie termei an attempt to
cut loose from the traditional policy of
the United StateB and enter a scheme
of colonization that had proved theruin
of empires and of nations. He used
some very strong language, but bis re
marks were enthusiastically applauded
by the minority and many republicans
joined in the demonstration. He de
clared th;it while be had denounced at
the time the statement that the Hawa
iian monarchy had been overthrown
with the aid of Ame'icaa citizens, that
he now fnirly believed it waB true. The
speech, coming entirely unheralded,
produced a deep impression. The gen
eral debate on the sundry civil bill waa
concluded today and tomorrow the bill
will be taken up for amendment.
RKFEK8 TO SENATE CONTEST.
Johnson, in opening, referred to the
very ciwiteet now on in the senate over
Hawaiian annexation and paid the
friends and supporters of the treaty,
both inside and outside of the senate,
were turning heaven and earth to se
cure its adoption, and that President
McKinley was laboring to change the
convictions of senatorial opponents of
He suggested that the Hawaiian na
tion, unlike the United States, h d
everything to gain and nothing to lose.
He urged concentration of popular at
tention on the issue and the disabuse of
the minus nt the people or erroneous
impressions, and asserted that once put
to the test, either in the senate or the
house, the American people would be
quick to discover the danger involved
and soon condemn it. "It will be buried''
said he, "beyond the possioility even of
an ultimate resurrection." (Applause.)
"I am opposed to the annexation of
Hawaii," he continued, "because I be
lieve the people of Hawaii are opposed
to it. I am not to be confused by this
special pica that the real sentiment of
the people of the Sandwich islands is on
ly to he obtained from the views of
tho-e who ast-umed the government.
That sir, is the merest technicality.
There is no room here for the applica
tion of the'narrow doctrine of estoppel."
Atthe JVIurrlaye Altar.
Minnkai'oi.is, l eb. 23. The marriage
of Mn-s Marion Olive Hansen and Ignat
ius Donnelly was tolemnized yesterday
at high noon with much pomp and cere
mony. The nuptails were celebrated in
ths church of the bride, the Norwegian
Methodist, which was completely crowd
ed with an audience of about 600, which
evidenced a deep interest in the afiair.
Outside a vast concourse gathered to
catch a glimpse of the pretty young bride
and the distinguished groom as they
entered. The church hid been hand
somely decorated by the Epworth
League of the church, of which Miss
Hansen was an active worker. A notable
feature of the decorations was the ming
Lng of the fl gs of Norway with the un
ion mark and that of the United States,
which wa9 used conspicoufily. The
floral decorations were carried out in
green and white.
The ceremony was performed by Rev.
0. Jnenbson. Mr. Donnelly was attend
ed by J. A. Sutherland as betmon, and
Mahon B. Ilurk and J. C. Iliwthorue of
St. Paul as groomsmen. The bride
entered on the arm of her father and
was prcceeded by her maid of honor and
eight brid esmaids. He' gown was a
heavy ivory saiin with full court train.
The marriage was followed by a small
dinner at the Nic diet house, and from
2 to 4 o'clock a reception was held at the
hotel to which a large number of guests
had been invited. The affair had quite
a strong political cast, as the guests were
largely from among Mr. Donnelly's legis
lative associates and political friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Donnelly leave tonight for
an eastern trip of six week's duration,
and on their return will reside at Nin
inger, Dakota county.
The bride, who is twenty-two years of
age, has been for about two years Mr.
Kntlre Crew ;i.ot.
Vineyard Havkn, Mass. Feb. 23.
The British shipllarpin, Captiin Dakin
from Manila for this port, is supposed
to have been wrecked on Nantucket
shoals during the recent storm and her
entire crew of probably twenty-five men
Will Demand an Indemnity.
Chicago, III.. Feb. 23. The Journal
has the following special from Wash
".Should it be proved that the Maine
was destroyed by an outside explosion,
with the knowledge of Spanish officials,
President McKinley will demand an in
demnity of from $18,000,000 to $16,000,
000. This statement was made yester
day by an office! of the navy depart
ment, who ii thoroughly convergent
with the present Spanish situation.
ZOLA FOUND GUILTY.
Zola Get One Year Jiupriaonuieat uf a
Fine of 8,000 Franca.
Pakis, Feb. 24. There was increased
excitement in the precincts of the Pal
ace of Justice, where M. Zola and M,
I'allieux have been on trial since Feb
ruary 7, charged by the government,
in substance, with making libellous
comment upon the conduct of the Fs
M. Lalwrie, counsel for M. Zola, re
sumed his argument for the defense.
Referring to the borderau, M. La
borie maintained that it was written by
Major Esterliazy, and sajd that the pre
sentation of several secret documents at
the court-martial fully established this.
Recalling Premier Meline's refusal to
discuss the subject when M. Jautez, the
socialist leader, interpellated the gov
ernment on the subject, M. Laborie said
it could be concluded therefrom that
the government had something to hide.
Continuing, be said: "General Mer
cier, minister of war at the time of the
Dreylus court-rnart;al, wrung the sen
tence out of the court-martial in defi
ance of all law. I believe that the
country will Boon realize the grav
ity of the situation and will revolt and
protest in the name of eternal morality.
This is what M. Zola has done."
WKKl'ING IN THE COCRT ROOM.
Tiie speaker's touching reference ts
the unhappiness of (he Dreyfus family,
the courage and abnegation of Madame
Dreyfus and the letter from Dreyfus in
September 17, protesting his innocence
more energetically than ever, produced
a profound BCDsation, many of the per
sons present in tl.3 court weeping.
M. Clemenceau, for M. Pellienx, made
a hi ief speech, and concluded with an
appeal to the jury by the acquittal of M.
Zola, "to remove from France the dan
ge." of reiigiouB ware."
The advocate-general made a brief re
ply, the jury r tired at 6:30 p. m., and
was absent about half an hour.
DECLAKK HIM Gt'IIl'Y.
The jury found M. Zola guilty and
charged in all the counts of the indict
ment and declared there wsre no extenu
M. Zola, on bearing the verdict, cried :
"They are canibals."
M. Zola's sentence for one year's im
prisonment and a fine of 3,000 franca is
the maximum punishment.
Frantic bravos greeted the announce
ment of M. Zola's sentence, and a scene
of intense excitement followed. M.
Labirie, M. Pellieux and some of the
others present embraced M. Z.ila.
There was extreme tension in court
while the jury was out. When the ver
dict was rendered the people burst out
into tremendous aplause.
Exceptional measures were taken as
the public emerged from the assizes.
Outside the building there was especially
terrific cheering on the appearing of the
otlicers who have figured in the trial.
They were almost carried in triumph as
shouts of "Death to the Jews" resound
e 1 to all sides.
A number of violent fights ensued and
a relief secretary was slightly injured.
The mob seemed to be delirious, shriek
ing cheers for the army and howling
down the Jew with fierceness.
The Outlook in Culm.
New York, Feb. 24. A dispatch
the Tribune from Havana says:
The outlook in Cuba does not grow
more promising. The exact statement
is that the government olhcials were
never so much disturbed as today. This
is partly due to information from Wash
ington and Madrid.
The statement that divers have pene
trated the forward part of the Maine
and found nothing in the magazines
thereto indicate an explosion seems to be
verified. Attention is also given to tes
timony regarding vibration under water
before the Maine went to pieces. Evi
dence as to this fact is emphatic. How
far it justifies the belief that the explo
sion came from underneath the ship ex
perts may be left to determine. The
point has not yet been reached where a
definite opinion can be formed regard
ing submarine mines. Outside evidence
has been brought forward regarding the
construction of such a system, but it
has not been sifted. Spanish officials
were surprised at the firmness with
which the Washington administration
declined to admit them to start in the
There was unusual activity about the
Merritt-Chapman wrecking station at
Stapleton, 8. I., today. 8tores were be
ing taken aboard of the big wrecking
tug I. J. Merritt and the barge Haggorty.
Both are going to Havana to aid in rail
ing the Maine. The Merritt is the big
gest wrecking tug in this country. It is
expected that the vessels will get under
way late in the afternoon. The Staten
Island wreckers will be in charge ot
Captain Frederick P. 8harge, an expert
diver, and it is likely that Captain Win
field I. Stocker will go along, Captain
I. Chittenden, en expert diver and the
man who has charge ol blowing up nil
wrecks that cannot be saved, may poa
sibly go to Havana.
I'rtnre of Korea lleail,
Washington, Feb. 4. Prince Tai-Wan-Koon,
father of the emperor of
Korea, died on February 22, according
to advices received by the Korean lega
tion. Prince Tai-Wan-Koon was king
regent during tho minority of the pres
London, Feb. 24. Two government
utters have been capsiaed in n gale off
Wells, Norfolk. Sisteen personi were
drowned. . ,
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