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PRESIDENT FAURE PASSES AWAY. The Chief Executive of the French Republic Dies Suddenly. Had Just Completed His Day's Labor When Stricken With Apoplexy. Vouching Scene When the Presi dent, Realizing That the End Was Near, Bid His Family and Personal Attendants an Affec tionate Farewell—The News of His Sudden Death Creates the Greatest Emotion at the French Capital. PARIS, Feb. 16.—M. Felix Faure, President of the Republic of France, died at 10 o'clock to-night after an ill ness of three hours. President Fame died from apoplexy. It has been known for some time that his heart was weak, but the first inti mation that he was sick was given at half past six this evening, when a mes sage was dispatched to the Premier, M. Dupuy, announcing that the President was ill. M. Dupuy immediately re paired to the Elysee. AU medical efforts proved futile, and the President died on the stroke of 10. About 0 o'clock M. Faure, who was in his study, went to the door of the room of M. Legall, his private secre tary, which is contiguous to the study and said: "I do not feel well. Come in." M. Legall went to the President's aid. He led him to a sofa and called General Baillound, General Secretary of the President's household; M. Blondet, Under Private Secretary, and Dr. Hum bert, who happened to be at the Elysee attending a relative. The President's condition did not ap pear dangerous, but Dr. Humbert, on perceiving that he was rapidly growing worse, telephoned to Dr. tanne-Long and Dr. Sheurlet, who arrived with M. Dupuy and were joined lated by Dr. Bergerr. Though M. Faure still remained con scious, the doctors soon realized that the case was hopeless, but it was not until nearly 8 o'clock that the mem bers of the family were informed of the real state of affairs. They then came to the sofa where the President lay. Soon after he began to lose con sciousness, and, despite all efforts, ex pired at 10 o'clock in the presence of the family and M, Dupuy. M. Dupuy communicated the sad in telligence to M. Loubet, Prwideui of the Senate; M. Paul Deschanet. Presi dent of the Chamber of Deputies, the members of the Cabinet and other high functionaries, after which he addressed the following dispatch to all Prefects and Sub-Prefects in France: "I have the sad task to announce to you the death of the President, which occurred at 10 o'clock this evening, as the result of an apopletic stroke. Take the necessary measures to inform the population immediately of the mourn ing that has fallen upon the Republic. The Government depends upon your ac tive vigilance at this painful juncture." The flag on the Elysee was immedi ately lowered to half-mast, and the news was dspatched to all the officers • and members of the Cabinet. General Zurlinden, Military Governor of Paris: the Grand Chancellor of the Legion of Honor; the Prefect of the Seine: the Prefect of the Police of Paris, and the Presidents of the Senate and Chamber of Deputies promptly arrived at the Elysee. It wasnotuntilH o'clock that the news began to become known to the general public in Paris. From this time began a continuous arrival of public. Strict orders, however, were issued, and only members of the Cabinet were admitted to the Elysee. The President of the Council and Minister of the Interior, M. Dupuy, has requested all Prefects and sub-Prefects not to leave their posts, and directed all those' who are absent to return im mediately. Nothing could have given the idea of approaching death. Ip until the very last M. Faure indulged in his custom ary habits of work, and even in his equestiian ridea He ate well and slept regularly. Nevertheless, several times recently he had been heard to exclaim: "How weak my legs are," and "I can scarcely stand," or to make some such remark. He left his study about the usual hour, at 7 o'clock. last evening (Wednesday), telling Ontjarret, chief of his stables, that he would ride on horse back from 7 to 7:.'s<> on the following morning (Tuesday). He then retired to his private apartments, clined with his family, went to bed at l\l o'clock, got up this morning at <i and Informed his valet that he would not ride. M. Legal!, his Secretary, on learning of this, hurried to the President, whom he found in his dressing-room about 8:43 a. m. M. Faure said: "I do not feel ill, but I prefer to abstain from fatiguing exercise to-day." Otherwise the President worked as usual, and read the official documents and dispatches, with the newspapers, as was his custom, in order to prepare himself to preside at the council which assemWed at !• ;t. m. M. Faure pre sided with his usual ability, and on th» i r taking leave the Ministers could not have imagined that they were pressing his hand for tbe 'fist time. He took his luncheon as usual at noon, re turned to his study at 2 and spent the afternoon seated in a favorite arm chair by the fire, conversing *rixh M. Legall, who, about 5 o'clock, asked his permis sion to> depart. At (i p. m. M. Legall returned, imme diately reporting himself to the Presi dent, who was then signing decrees pre sented by General Bailloud. according to his daily custom. The work Of sign ing was then about ever, and soon ended. General Bailloud had gone but a few minutes, when the President call ed M. Legall, saying: ''Come quickly. I frul ill." When M. Legall reached him the President was rubbing his forehead, and saying, "I do not <£eel well." THE RECORD-UNION. M. Legall asked if he felt pain, and the President replied: "I feel a gen eral weakness. 1 am fainting." Dr. Humbert, on arriving, gave ether inhalation. He did not consider the case serious, but on finding that his pa tient did not revive, he decided to in ject caffeine. The President was apparently aware* of the seriousness of the attack, for he murmured: 'Je me sens partis. Je suis perdu, bien perdu." (,1 feel my senses failing me. lam irone, all gone), and he expressed a desire to see his wife and children. When Mme. Faure and Mile. Lucie Faure entered the room the President exclaimed: "Je suis bien sotfffrant, je suis perdu." (I am suffering greatly: I am lost.) At 8 o'clock, when the doctor had ac quainted M. Legall with his worst fears, the latter informed M. Dupuy, who announced his intention to come to the Elysee, but on M. Legall observ ing that his present might needlessly aiarm Mme. Faure, who was rot aware of the gravity of the situation, the Pre mier said he would remain at the Min istry of the Interior, in readiness to come at any moment. At the same time he summoned the members of the Cabi net. Meanwhile M. Faure remained on the sofa repeating that he had no illu sions as to the issue of. the seizure. His wife came to him, and he bade her an affectionate farewell. It was a touch ing scene. He thanked her for the af fection, and devotion she r>ad constant ly shown him, and then he bade fare well to his daughters, the doctors and his personal attendants, thanking all for their care and devotion, and ask ing them to pardon any hasty words, he might ever have uttered. .Until a late hour the crowds remain ed in front of the Ely-see,. On the boule vards the greatest emotion was display ed. AM street vendors ceased their sales and hurried off to awai: '.he spe cial editions of the papers giving de tails. Many of the papers are already out at fhis hour (1 o'clock Friday morn ing), with brief details of the death. Parisians heard the news as they were leaving the places of amusement, but j were utterly incredulous at first, so sudden and unexpected was the ealam- ! ity. All the streets in the vicinity of the Elysee have been filling up for sev eral hours with private carriages, whose occupants wait anxiously for further information. At 12:30 an order was issued that no one should be admitted to the palace. M. Faure's body has not yet been removed from the study where he signed so many decrees and laws. Thus it may be said that he literally died in : the harness. In the little room known to all who ever received an audience of him, furnished and decorated in the style of Louis XVII., he now sleeps his last sleep on a brass bedstead, in the circular end of the room, facing the window. His countenance is as serene : as if in slumber. He is dressed in a white shirt, and his hands are crossed ! over his breast. On each side of the bed sits a nun. Mesdames Legall and 1 Blonde* and the officers of the military household are in attendance. In a chair i to the right of the bed are the hat and gloves he wore last. Very painful was it to witness the dis tress of Mme. Faure and the children. Only with the greatest difficulty could she be induced to leave the death cham ber, and even then she insisted on re maining in M. Leg-ail's room, apart from the children, in order to give free vent to her grief. Mile. Lucile Faure, Mme. Berge. the other daughter, and M. Berge are in the Secretary Gener al's bureau. Francois Felix Faure, President of the French Republic, was born January 30, 1841. He was a self-made man, and began life as a journeyman tanner in Toureiane, but eventually became a shipowner in Havre, where for some time he was President of the local Chamber of Commerce. During the Franco-German war he was at the head of a detachment of volui teers. At the election of August, 1881, he presented himself as a Parlia mentary candidate in the Third Con scription of Havre, and was elected as j a Republican by SOT votes. In the Cabinet formed by Gambetta j on November 14, 1881, Felix Faure was' Secretary of State of the new Ministry j of Commerce in the colonies. He went out of office with the other members of the Government in January, 1882, but was recalled to the same post in M. Jules Ferry's Cabinet, formed in Sep tember, 1883. He retired with his col leagues in March, ISKS. His rise from that period was rapidly upward until, on January IT, 1895, he was elected on a second ballot to the Presidenew of the Republic, rendered vacant by the sud den retirement of M. Casimir Perier. Snow-Storm in Maryland. CUMBERLAND (.Md), Feb. I«.—A heavy snow began . falling here at noon to-day, and advices from the sur rounding towns indicate that it is gen eral in this section of the State. The fall is as great as that of Sunday and Monday, and if it continues during the night, as it promises to do, there are grave fears that the railroads in this neighborhood will be again completely blocked. Great apprehension is also felt that a flood in the upper Potomac River will occur because of the ice gorges and high water. To Make Corbin a Major General. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10— The Mili tary Affaire Committee of the House to-day reported favorably the Senate bill to make Adjutant General H. C. Corbin a Major General. It is not the intention of Chairman Hull to ask unanimous consent for the considera tion of this bill, but to move its pass age under suspension of the rules dur ing the last six days of the session. Destructive Fire in Jamaica. KINGSTON (Jamaica), Feb. IG.—A terrific norther, accompanied by an in cessant rainstorm, has caused numer ous local floods. The storm swept the north of the island from Aneto Bay to Montogo Bay from Monday to Wednes day, doing widespread damage to ship ping, wharves, railroads, cattle and cultivation, etc. No fatalities have been repotted. Lord Herschel Injured. WASHINGTON. Feb. 10.— Lord Her schel of the joint American-Canadian Commits!.>n sustained quite a. painful injury to his left hip yesterday through a fall on the ice on X street. He was carried to his apartments at the Shore ham Hotel by a passing carriage, and has since been confined to his bed. His attending physician does not fear any serious consequences of the fall. SACEAMEKTO. FRIDAY ITEBRUABY 17, 1899.—EIGHT PAGES. RATHER LIVELY DAY IN THE HOUSE. Two Sensational and Unexpected Things Happen During the Consideration of the Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill. Tbe Paragraph Appropriating Twenty Million Dollars for Pay ment to Spain Under tbe Terms of tbe Peace Treaty Stricken Out on a Point of Order—Hep burn Moves to Recommit the Sundry Bill, With Instructions to 'Incorporate the Nicaragua Canal Bill. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—Two very sensational and unexpected things hap pened in the House to-day during the consideration of the sundry civil bill. The paragraph carrying the appropria tion of $20,000,000 for payment to Spain under the terms of the peace trealy was stricken out upon a point of order made by Wheeler, a Kentucky Democrat, who declared that he op posed the appropriation on principle, and would resort t,o any technicality to defeat it. The point of order was de bated for hours, its determination hing ing upon the question of whether the ratification of the treaty by the Senate and its signing by the President vital ized it without the action of the Span ish Cirtes. Warrant of law was neces sary to make the appropriation in or der. Hopkins (R.) of Illinois, who was in the chair, sustained the point of order against it, and upon an appeal his de cision was sustained —149 to 56. Cannon then attempted to have the appropriation inserted by unanimous consent, but Wheeler again objected. A strcnf,- intimation was given by Can non that a way would be found within the rules to make the appropriation before the adjournment of Congress. He referred to the probability that the appropriation would be placed on the bill by the Senate. After the sundry civil bill had been completed and reported to the House Hepburn of lowa, the champion of the Nicaragua Canal bill, moved to recom mit it, with instructions to report it back with the canal bill incorporated in it. This was an unexpected move, as it was generally understood that Hep burn had abandoned all hope after his defeat yesterday. But he believed that his motion would have additional stiergth in the House, where members could be put upon record. The motion was promptly declared out of order by the Speaker, whereupon Hepburn ap pealed, and Payne of New York moved to lay the appeal upon the table. Upon the letter motion the vote w-as taken, and the result was 97 ayes to 6T noes. As no quorum was developed on the vote, owing to the lateness of the hour, they managed to carry an adjournment until to-morrow. This gives them a breathing spell in which to marshal their forces for the final encounter, and to-morrow as soon as the House meets the vote is again to be taken. When the House met to-day the Sen ate amendments to the agricultural bill were non-concurred in, and the bill was sent to conference. Wadsworth (R.) of New York, War ner (R.) of Illinois and Williams (D.) of Mississippi were appointed conferees. Without further preliminary business the House went into committee of the whole and resumed consideration of the sundry civil bill. Bartlett, speaking to a pro forma amendment, challenged some state ments recently made by Secretary of the Treasury Gage to the effect that the fear of the administration of the Philippines costing enormous sums of money was all "moonshine," and that receipts would at all times exceed the expenditures. Bartlett declared that the greatest revenue Spain had ever been able to obta.n from tlTe Philippines, under the heaviest system of taxation, was $12. --000,000. We now had 20,000 soldiers in these islands. Within a short time there would be 25,000. This army of sol diers would cost at least $25,000,000, so that if we were able to exact as much tribute as Spain we would still be losers by the holding of the islands to the ex tent of $13,000,000 per annum. Bartlett also attempted to show that in eight out of ten cases Great Brit ain's colonies cost the British Govern ment more than it obtained. When the paragraph appropriating $20000,000 for payment to- Spain under the treaty of Paris was reached Whf eler (D.) of Kentucky made a point of order against it. His point of order was that the paragraph was obnoxious to Rule 21, invoked yesterday against the N-raraguan Canal amendment. If the treaty., of Paris were complete, if it were vitalized by the ratification of the Spanish Cortes, and the exchange of ratifications had taken place, he con fessed that the treaty would be the law of the land, and the amendment would be in order. He cited numerous deci sions of the Supreme Court in support of his position. Hopkins (R.) of Illinois, who was in the Chair, called the attention of Wheeler to the fact that the treaty had been ratified by the Senate and signed by the President. What else, he asked, was necessary to create a liability upon the part of the United States. In reply, Wheeler said that the Span ish Cortes might refuse to ratify the treaty, and it could not become law until the other contracting party had consented to it. He was opposed to the appropriation on principle, he said, and hei proposed to take advantage of every technicality to defeat it. Ball (D.) of Texas supported the point of order. He admitted he had himself voted yesterday to overrule the Chair, but his zeal for a great enterprise and his unfamiliarity with the rule led him to do yiat. In the course of Ball's remarks Can non said that he thought the point of order was well taken, but he appealed to Ball not to press the point of order, and scored him for taking refuge be hind a rule which he yesterday tried to override. He called attention that no dollar of this appropriation could go out of the treasury until the ex change of ratifications had been made. Lacey (R.) of lowa argued that the paragraph was in order; that there was at present a condition of war, and that this appropriation was necessary to determine it. Besides, any treaty re quiring a payment of money could not be completed until the legislation ap propriating that money was made. They must go together. Crumpacker (R.) of Indiana took a similar view. Gardner (R.) of New Jersey argued that the Senate, by the Constitution, was the treaty making power, and that the House by none of its rules could in any way block .that legislation. Hopkins announced that he was ready to rule. The necessity for the appropriation, he: said, did not arise un til the appropriation had taken place. He was, therefore, reluctantly compell ed to sustain the point of order. Williams (D.) of Mississippi there upon appealed from the decision. A spirited and somewhat acrimonious debate followed on the appeal. The Chair was sustained —140 to 5G — and the paragraph went over. Thereupon Cannon atsked unanimous consent that the paragraph be consid ered as adopted. This was for the pur pose of locating definitely tbjfe responsi bility for failure to get the appropria tion in the bill. Wheeler promptly objected. After reading of the bill had been completed' and the committee had risen, Hepburn (R.) of lowa moved to re 'eommit the bill, with instructions to report back the bill with the Nicaragua Canal bill incorporated in it. Cannon raised the point of order that the motion was out of order, and was promptly sustained by the Speaker. * "On what grounds?" asked Hepburn. "Upon the grounds that it seeks to accomplish indirectly what could not be done directly in committee of the whole." Hepburn appealed from the decision, and Payne (R.) of New York moved to table the appeal. The yeas and nays were demanded, and the roll was called. This motion was made by Hepburn to force the members upon record. The vote result ed—ayes 9T, nays G7, present 8. A quorum not having voted, the Speaker, under the rules, ordered a call of the House.. Pending that, Underwood (D. )of Ala bama moved an adjournment. This mo tion was resisted by those who were opposing the incorporation of the canal bill in the sundry civil bill. The canal bill supporters' wanted a breathing space until to-morrow. The motion was carried —71 to GG— and, at 6:10 p. m., the House ad journed, y IN THE SENATE. WASHINGTON, Feb. 10.—The army reorganization bill was reported to the Senate to-day, and Hawley of Con necticut, Chairman of the Military Af fairs Committee, gave notice that he would move to proceed to its considera tion at the earliest possible time. The navy personnel bill was taken up and read, but no effort made to pro ceed further with its consideration. The military academy appropriation bill was passed. The postoffice appropriation bill was under consideration the greater part of the afternoon, but was not disposed of finally. A spirited debate occurred over the amendment of the Senate committee providing for an appropriation to se cure fast mail service between New York and Washington and Atlanta and New Orleans. The amendment was re tained in the bill. EVENTS ON THE TURF. RESULTS OF COAST AND EAST ERN RACES. Gilberto, The Fretter, Wyoming, Tortoni, Opponent and Lord Marmion the Winners. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16.—Weather at Ingleside fine: track fast. Results: • One mile, selling—Gilberto (H. Mar tin), Oi to 1, won: Two Cheers (McNich ols), T to 2, second; Henry C. (Rutter), 20 to 1, third. Time, 1:44%. Carrie U., Roadrunner, Bobbins, Thyne, Tyro and De Los Reyes also ran. Beau Monde fell. Six furlongs, selling—The Fretter (Devin), 6to 1, won; Novia (H. Mar tin), 13 to 10, second; Cavallo (Hahn), 10 to 1, third. Time, 1:14%. Sir Urian, Lady Britannic, Robert Bonner and Nora Ives also ran. Rio Chico left. Five and one-half furlongs, selling— Wyoming (Bullman), 3to 5, won; Fly (Turner), 9 to 2, second; Aluminum (J. Ward), 9 to 1, third. Time, I:OS}4. Zar ro, Caspar, Torsion, Little T. G. and Midas also ran. One mile, over four hurdles—Tortoni (Cairns), 6 to 1, won; Our Climate (Doane), 9 to 5, second; Granger (Henry), 6 to 1, third. Time, 1:51%, Joe Cotton, St. Jacob and Rossmore also' ran. Six furlongs, selling—Opponent (Tur ner), 0 to 1. won; Cyril (Rutter), 9 to 5, second; Pat Morrissey (Spencer), 7 to 2, third. Time, 1:1414 Don't Skip Me, Guilder and Ed Gartland 11. also ran. Six furlongs, selling—Lord Marmion (Bullman). 6 to 5, won; Una Colorado (Rutter), 15 to 1, second: Maxella (H. Martin), 6 to 5. third. Time, 1:151/4- Brown Prince, Schnitz, Melvin Burn ham also ran. AT NEW ORLEANS. NEW ORLEANS, Feb. IG.—Racing was resumed this afternoon. Weather cloudy and still quite cool, and the track muddy. Results: Six furlongs—Sensational won, Molo second, Lady Callahan third. Time, 1:20. Seven furlongs—Uhlers won, Old Fox second, Tendresse third. Time, 1:30%. Mile and three-sixteenths — Pete Kitchen won. Schoolgirl second, Joe Shelby third. Time, 1:50. Seven furlongs—Hobart won, Boaner ges second. Double Dummy third. Time, 1:35. Mile and twenty yards—Blenheim won, The Plutocrat second, Tom Shan non third. Time, 1:52%. Six furlongs—Merry Day won, Tap pan second, Hanlon third. Time, 1:10%. Flattery is like cologne water—to be smelt of. not swallowed. i THE SAMOAN ISLANDS TROUBLES. Chief Justice Chambers' Account of the Recent Warfare. Describes in Detail the Contest for King Between the Rival Factions. Declares That Germans Led the Mataafa Troops at the Opening of Hostilities, the German Con sul General Riding at the Head of About Five Hundred Rebels. NEW YORK, Feb. IG. — Dr. Porter Chambers of this city has received a letter from his brother, William L. Chambers, Chief Justice of Samoa un der the Berlin treaty, dated Apia, Janu ary 23d. Justice Chambers described the fighting, the details of which ha<ve already been given by the Associated Press. He declares that Germans led the Mataafa troops, the German Consul General riding at the head of about 500 rebels. Justice Chambers continues: "The English man-of-war could not interfere beyond the protection of American and British interests because of German sympathies on the other side and the notice from them that any interference of the English ship in the native question would! be taken by them as an insulting act to Germany. "One of the first things the victors did was to forcibly close up the Su preme Court, station around it an armed force and publish a proclama tion saying that the' court should not be reopened except upon their order. A provisional Government was organized, consented to by the Consuls upon the expressed condition that it was simply to preserve peace and order, and in no way to interfere with the treaty or the rights of any of the treaty officials. "Dr. Raffel, a German, was placed at the head of the provisional Government, and we thought that he would have sense enough to at least try to execute peaceful purposes. But the opportunity was too great for the satisfaction of his ambition to be resisted. "I had recently decided a very im portant case adversely to him. He grasped the opportunity to proclaim himself Chief Justice. "I promptly called upon the Consuls of the three Governments, anticipating that the German Consul would refuse, which he did, for protection in reopen ing the court. t "The United States and British Con suls laic 1 , the matter before the Captain of the British ship, who promptly ten dered me all the force required. I is sued a notice that the court would be opened at 12 o'clock the next day. The British Consul gave notice to all Amer ican and British subjects to come on board the man-of-war before 11 o'clock, and the Captain gave notice to the Cap tain of the German ship, advising Ger man subjects to go to places of safety, as he was determined to open fire at any time after 11:30 o'clock if my pur pose of reopening the court should be resisted. "By 11 o'clock the ship was well filled with women and children, only a few men coming on board, be it said to the credit of their courage, for when I landed at 12 o'clock practically all the Americans and the Britishers in Apia were ready on the spot to co-operate with our Governments. "At 11:50 two Consular boats started, the one in front flying the Stars and Stripes, with Consul General Osborne on board, and the other flying the Eng lish Jack, with Consul Maxse at the tiller. A few yards to their rear I em barked in an armed cutter under com mand of Lieutenant Parker with tw-en ty-eight bluejackets, each with his Lee- Metford rifle and forty rounds of am munition. I stood on the poop of the little cutter, and in the bow was a quick firing machine gun. "Before landing we observed that the street sides of the Courthouse were surrounded by German officials and subjects. The marines} were left on tha pier While the two Consuls and myself advanced, about 100 yards to the Court house, the Britishers and Americans backing us up. We walked straight to the German lines and, pushing the gate aside, I stepped on the veranda, sup ported by the two Consuls and Lieuten ant Parker. "The German officials wished to dis cuss the situation, but we indignantly refused and I demanded the keys of the Courthouse from President Raffel. de nouncing him as a traitor to the treaty and a usurper. He refused to sur render them and I thereupon called upon the bystanders to assist me in a forcible entry. "There was a general response, but the man who reached the veranda first was an American carpenter named Willis and then a British boat builder named Mackie. The Clerk of the Court, Denveers, was pummeling away with a small hammer. Willis and Mackie secured a sledge hammer and soon the doors fell in. I "Lusty cheers were given for the ; Chief Justice and the Supreme Court and the flag was then hoisted by a Brit. ! isher, who climbed to the top of the j pole. "The marines had in the meantime been marched up and formed in line inside the court enclosure, and as the flag went up they gave it a salute. "The United States and British Con suls both made vigorous speeches and I expressed my indignation at the insults which had been heaped upon the court and myself and at the gross in sults which had been shown the Amerl can and British flags, thanked the peo ple for their loyalty and lowered th< flag with my own hands and pledged my life even in its defense. "The wealthiest and most prominent German merchant, E. A. Groesmuhl, after threatening the United States Consul General with dire calamities, went to the Supreme Court building and smashed all its windows. He had' been arrested by an American half caste policeman named Scanlon. The man was brought before roe and ad mitted that he committed the offense through contempt of court, and, bein-j in contempt during his trial, I fined him $100 and sentenced him to 100 day's I imprisonment. "The same afternoon Yon Bulow, the German lawyer who had represented the Mataafa people in the trial, gath ered a crowd of natives and maae an assault on the Jail, brandishing an ax and threatening to break into the jail. Cleerk Den vers appeared on the scene and disarmed him. That night at 10:30 o'clock President Rafael, who had charge of the municipal police, went to the jail and released Groesmuhl and took him to the German Consulate. I am now demanding hi& return to the jail, and unless my demand is com plied with by to-morrow I will issue writs for his arrest and summons the President to show cause why he should not be punished. "The farce cannot be continued much longer. Either America or England must annex these islands. "As an American expansionist I would naturally like to see the Stars and Stripes run up over these islands, but I am not certain that it would be best. The English outnumber us here 10 to 1, and their commerce with the islands is vastly greater than ours. I believe the majority of the Americans w-ould be just as content wiih British annexation as American. "Our Pago-Pago rights should in any case be insisted upon, aid ir. any ar rangements that America and Eng'snd might arrive at there is no question that England wouid fully guaranlea all v c wish. "The likelihood is even thai, crntiary to her traditions and pract'-c fise where, England would prefer that our Government take over the islands.' SIX-DAY BICYCLE RACE. Gimm Over a Hundred Miles Ahead of the Former Record. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10 — After frying- all the evening. Charlie Miller at last gained a lap upon Louis Gimm, the leader in the international six-day race. Gimm was eating at the time, and allowed Miller to get too far away from him. A couple of laps obtained previously and the last hard fight gave Gimm his firsit voluntary inclination to take the rest so much needed, and he dismounted, whereupon Miller shot in to the lead in the bunch and made a dash to overhaul the lead of nearly twenty miles held by the Pittsburg rider. Gimm had to be begged before he would leave the track in the sixty fourth hour to-day, and he slept by ac cident while enjoying a massage by Eddie Leonart. Leonart allowed his man to sleep for fifty minutes, leaving him a little over seven miles in the lead upon his return. Gimm then trailed and worried Miller until that rider finally left the track, claiming that Pierce and Gimm were doing team work. Thirteen men are still left in the ter rible record-breaking grind. The record figures made at Madison Square Gar den are being wiped clean from the slate, and new figures going up now will stand a lot of beating on any track which may be built in Madison Square Garden's ten lap circle. The record is behind the men over 100 milesj, and go ing farther back all the time. Fresh as they are now, they will continue to average several miles better than the hour was averaged at the same period of the New York race. Aaronson is being pushed for third place by Waller and Ryan. Just after the midnight hour he fell, and Referee Aylward ordered him from the track for a rest in ac cordance with the orders of the man agement, who will allow none of the distressing scenes so common in all classes of six-day races in the old days. The score at 12:54 a. m., the end of the seventy-fourth hour of the race, was as follows: Gimm 1,301.7, Miller 1,286.2, Aaronson 1.219.2, Fredericks 1.187.1, Pierce 1,185.0, Hale 1,105.0, Al bert 1,158.3, Nawn 1,150.7, Barnaby 1.144.4, Law-son 1.142.1, Pilkington 1.080.2, Ashinger 992.0, Julius 932.3. The best previous record for the same time was 1,194 miles and 220 yards, made by Miller at New York. WEATHER CONDITIONS. Fair and Warmer Predicted in Cal ifornia To-Day. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10.—(5 p. m.) —Weather conditions' andi general fore cast. The following are the seasonal rainfalls to date, as compared with those of same date last season, and rainfall in last twenty-four hours-: Last This Last Stations — 24 hours, season, season. Eureka 0.00 18.39 21.89 Red Bluff 0.00 13.06 9.30 Sacramento .. . 0.00 7.85 0.55 San Francisco.. 0.00 7.77 5.86 Fresno 0.00 3.74 3.23 Sa«i Luis Obispo 0.00 7.20 3.U0 Los Angeles .. . 0.00 2.<H> 4.13 San Diego 0.00 3.71 3.18 Yuma 0.00 1.34 1.23 San Francisco data: Maximum tem perature 74, minimum 50, mean 65. The wetather is cloudy over Wash ington Oregon and Idaho; partly cloudy over Northern Nevada, and fair in California and Arizona. Rain is fall ing over Northwestern Washington and Oregon. The pressure has fallen slightly along the Washington and Oregon coasts. It is highest off the Oregon coast, and lowest south of Arizona. The temperature has risen in Califor nia and Nevada, and remained station ary in all other directions. Conditions are favorable for fair, warmer weather in California Friday. 1. Tried to Bribe the Wrong Man. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16.—0n the steamer Queen, which arrived from British Columbia to-day, were eleven Japai ese. Inspector Geffney boarded the vessel and proceeded to examine the little brown men. The first man exam ined handed the inspector .?i>, and the other ten followed suit. The inspector ordered their arrest for attempted bribery, and believes that their action was conclusive evidence of their pres ence in this country being illegal. Murder in the First Degree. BAKERSFIELD, Feb. 16.—The sec ond trial of T. M. Gleason closed to night. He was found guilty of murder in the first degree for shooting Frank Cotton in July, 1807. The jury recon»* mended imprisonment in San Quentin for life, the same sentence as at a pre vious trial. The case will be appealed. Utah Senatorial Contest. SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 16.—Six Senatorial ballots were taken to-day, the result of the l last ballot being: King (D.) 7, McCune (D.) 26, Powers (D.) 3, R. K. Thomas (D.) 1. B. F. Cook (D.) 1, Canmon 11, Sutherland (R.) 13, absent WHOLE 2sO. 18,021. PRIVATE LETTER BOXES MUST GO. The Gimmission Codifying Federal Criminal and Penal Laws Submits a Special Report Covering Of fenses Against Postal Regulations. Inhibits the Maintenance of Pri vate Postofficea and Letter Boxes, as in Larger Cities They Are the Instruments of Prac tices Partaking of Fraud and Immorality — Transmission of Poisonous, Infectious and Ex plosive Matter Through the Mails Also Prohibited. WASHINGTON, Feb. I(s.—The report of the commission on the codification of the United States criminal and penal laws is about completed, and the por tion of it covering offenses against the postal laws has been submitted as a special report to Congress. The Post master General has communicated with, ! both houses of Congress asking for nii- I mediate enactment of the entire report lon this subject, pointing out its urgent needs. The commission pays special tribute to Acting Assistant General At torney Barrett of the Fostoflice De partment for the benefit of his advici during its labors. The laws revised em brace all up to and Including the first session of the Fifty-fifth Congress. The report, in brief, follows:. In numerous instances where pen alties have been recovered by civil | process in the nature of actions for j debt, provisions for criminal prosecu tions have been substituted as more pf | llcacious. Other changes are reported, having in view a more proportionate adjustment of penalties to the gravity |of the offenses respectively defined, in | which the present laws having been adopted from time to time are faulty. ! A provision has been inserted inhibit ing the maintenance of private Postof ficea and letter-boxes. "This is in conformity," the commis sion says, "with the general policy of j this Government, and It is further ! recommended by considerations of j great weight, it being found that in the ' larger cities these institutions remain led the instrumentalities of practices : partaking of fraud and immorality. In a recent instance at New York thsy were employed as the means by which two human lives were sacrificed under circumstances of grave criminality." Another section forbids the unlawful | exerecise of the office of Postmaster or other enrplcfye in the postal service to prevent a practice more or less coni ; mon. Section 3478 Revised Statutes has been amended to meet the question whether United States protection can Ibe extended over depredation offenses against other property by reason of a j Postoffice location in the same building, ' the provision added being "with in tent to commit therein any offense de fined in this title or to steal or purloin I any money or other property of the | United States." Sections 3890-91-92, 5487-68-69-70 Ideal with a large but substantially the same class of mail depredations and have been embraced in one section, an, added provision giving a liberal elas ticity to the penalties. Punishment for depredations on the mails in transit who frequently heretofore have found immunity through difficulty of securing evidence as to the particular district in which the offense committed is provided for in two new sections, mak ing it an offense for an employe to fail to deliver the mail or any part to the required person and to carry into any district any letter or contents thereof unlawfully abstracted from the mail in any district, any letter or con tent thereof unlawfully abstracted from the mail in any other district knowing it to have been so abstracted. Postmasters selling stamps to persons outside their respective jurisdiction to increase their compensation are to be subject to penal punishment. Sections 39-22-25 inclusive and amendatory Acts removal and reuse of stamped have been consolidated into a single section with a maximum and minimum penalty. To meet Supreme Court rulings in constructing the Act of September 2<«, 1888, amendatory of Section 3893, as to obscenity, etc., these have lieen revised with an additlonof the words 'indfc- cent, filthy or vulgar." The postal transmission of poisonous, infectious and explosive matter also is prohibited in a new section, with a. certain discretion as to the admissibil ity vested in the Postmaster General. The language respecting misappro priation of postal funds or property is so amplified that its protection may be extended to money or property which shall have come into the possession or under the control of any office or employe of the Postoffice Department i-i execution of such office or employment or under color or claim of authority as such. Fire at Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. I«.—Fire early this morning at 211, 213 and 215 Church street caused an aggregate loss on building and contents of about $60. --000. E. K. Plumley, paper box manu facturer, loses about $30,000, and the other losses are divided between M. Moyer & Son, tailor trimmings; L. Needles & Brother, shirt manufactur ers; the American Glucose Company and the Levering estate, which owns the building. The losses are covered by insurance. Senor Rios Resign*. MADRID, Feb. 10.—Senor Montero Rios, who was President of the Spanish Peace Commission, has resigned the- Presidency of the Senate, owing to the popular outcry against his defense of the Commission. To he Court-Martialed. MADRID, Feb. 16—All the surviving Captains of Spanish ships destroyed in the naval battles off Santiago and in Manila Bay by the American fleets will be court-martialed.