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DEATH OF FRANCE'S CHIEF EXECUTIVE. No Time to be Lost in Choosing a Successor to M. Faure. A Meeting of the National Assembly Called for To-Day to Elect a President. M. Loubet, the President of the Senate, Unanimously Nominat ed by the Leftists for the Place —M. Meline Also Accepts the ; Candidacy for the Presidency. PARIS, Feb. 17.—The Premier, M. Du puy. h&a fixed the meeting otf the Na tional Assembly or Congress, in which the Senators and Deputies unite in voting for a President of France, for 1 o'clock to-morrow afternoon at Ver sailles. The body of the late President Faure lay in state at the palace from 3 o'clock until t5 o'clock this afternoon. Only the Ministers, members of the dip lomatic corps and high public function aries were allowed- to view the re mains. But the public will be ad mitted to the palace Saturday morning, and until 0 o'clock Tuesday evening. The obsequies will take place next Thursday in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, and the interment will occur in the cemetery of Pere la Chaise. At a meeting of the Leftist Senators to-day M. Loubet, the President of the Senate and former Premier, was unan imously nominated for the Presidency of France in succession to the late President Faure. The Senators con sider M. Loubet's selection as assured. The Chamber of Deputies met at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The hell was crowded. M. Peschanel. who presided, read Premier Dupuy's lr-tter announcing the death of President Faure, and pro munced an eulogy of the deceased chief magistrate. He also asked all Frenchmen to unite around his coffin. M. Deschanel then read a letter from the President of the Senate, M. Loubet. announcing that the National Assembly would meet at Versailles to-morrow. It was then moved that the House adjourn as a token of mourning. This was asreed to. and the Deputies dispersed. All the sovereigns have sent condo lences on the death of President Faure. The city and the provinces are calm Besides the public buildings many pri vate houses display flags at half-ma=t. Emperor "William of Germany has tel cgraD'ned his condolence to Mme. Faure, and has directed the German Embassa dor here. Count Yon Munster-Loden burg, to place a wreath on the Presi dent's ooffin, and to announce that his majesty is sending a special mission to represent him at the funeral. In the Senate to-day M. Loubet. the President of that body, announced the • death of President Faure. In so doing he said all the members of the Senate j dn*d in the mourning for suddenly stricken France. He eulogized the de ceased, who. he pointed out, though born in obscurity. had reached the highest place in the State, where he had always maintained the dignity of Fi ar.ce and 1 the concert of Europe. The Senate then adjourned until Tuesday. It wa* a significant incident that as M Loubet. who has accepted the nom ination for the Presidency, left the chair he was greeted with unanimous applause, and the Senators cried "Viva La Republique." The official certificate seta forth that the dtath of the President was caused by "congestion and hemorrhage of the brain." After the remains had been em balmed the l>ody was attired in even ing dress, with white waist coat eroseed by the grand cordon of the Legion of Honor. It was then laid on a white mattress in the study. A mess for the repose of the soul of President Faure was celebrated In th» chapel of the Elysee palace to day. The family of the deceased were present. The lobbies of the Chaml>er of Depu ties were crowded with members en gaged in discussing the chances of the various candidates. Mm. Loubet, Me line and Dupuy were chiefly mentioned. Th<=> Socialists and Radicals favored M. I.oubet. Later in the day It was announced that M. Meline: in spite of the objec tions of his supporters, has withdrawn his candidature for the Presidency in favor of M. Loubet. Although M. Loubet, possessing the aimost unanimous support of the Sen ate, is so strong a favorite for the Piesi .dency. it would be rash to predict his election. In the election of ISO.I. when M. Faure was chosen. M. Waldeok- Rousveau was an almost equally hot favorite, but on the first ballot he only obtained IST. votes against :U4 for M. Brisooc The precedents, therefore, are unfavorable to M. Loubet. Furthermore, there Is a large section of Deputies who strongly favor M. Me line. When at the meeting of pro gressive Republican Deputies to-day. M MetinC annrune<d his withdrawal on the ground that a continuance of his candidature weuld <U\\d<- his- party and perhaps came its.defeat, a noisy dis cussion followed. A large section firmly opposed the withdrawal. I'n abte to arrive at a unanimous decision, the group adjourned until to-night, when H reassembled at half past nine. Resolutions were then adopted unani mously in favor of M. Meline's candi dature, and the leaders in the party in the chamber were directed to endeavor to arrange an understanding with the Senate. Aoparently as the result of this de cision there will be three candidates Loubet. Meline and Dupuy: for the latest accounts represent M. Meline as wavering. He has th? support of the whole right section and of the large body of .proteetinists. He is an able debater, a hard worker and a man of great political influence, and on the Dreyfus question he is an anti-revision ists. It is reported that the Vatican has decided to support M. Meline's can didature. Contracted with him, M. Loubet is a comparatively colorless candidate, which la. perhaps In his favor. He has managed cleverly to conceal his opin THE RECORD-UNION. ions completely on the Dreyfus affair. Since his Ministry was overturned on the Panama affair, he has not been prominently before the public, and the impartiality required for the Presidency of the Senate seems to be regarded as one of the best qualifications for the fiist magistracy. M. Loubet's chances depend largely upon whether the Dreyfus affair is to 'influence the election. If it does, he will probably be defeated, because the anti revisionists oppose, and the revision ists support him. Telegrams from Turin, where the Due d'Orleans is staying, and from Brussels, the headquarters of Prince Victor Napoleon, report great activity on the part of their adherents. The Due d'Orleans, addressing the Royalists at Turin to-day, delivered a violent speech, expressing his hope to be able to re establish the monarchy. The "Echo de Paris" to-morrow morning (Sunday) will contain a card by Quesnay de Beaurepaire, ' " I 'ly attacking M. Loubet, and accusing him of equivocal conduct in the Panama af fair. METJNB a candidate. PARIS. Feb. 17.—Midnight.—Shortly before midnight it was announced that M. Meline had definitely accepted the candidature for the Presidency. FAURE'S DEATH A MISFORTUNE. [Copyrighted, 1599, by Associated Press.J PARIS, Feb. 17.—Everything is very quiet in Paris to-night. There is no danger of a coup d'etat. The favorite candidate- for the Presidency ie M. E-mile Loubet. Still, the Ministers whom I saw to-day think that Faure's death is a misfortune at the present juncture, and this is the conventional j talk. They had all looked forward to | his having soon to resign, and they spoke to-day of the possible effect of bis death in the courts of Europe. If M. Loubet be elected, European sovereigns would soon transfer him to their friendly regards. He is a good, j unaffected, level-"headed man, of hon est, open life and far more intellectual | culture than poor Faure. Montilemar is his native town. As a precaution against a coup d'etat or any attempts of the sort, the troop? have been ordered to keep within bar racks in all the garrisons. M. Faure's body, now embalmed, is lying In state in the Salles d«s Fetes of the theater built by President Carnot for concerts and dramatic entertain-, ments. The corpse Is on an inclined, plane, the head being eighteen inches higher than the feet. The body is dressed in evening coat and the im- i maculate well-known white waistcoat, < athwart which is the broad red rihbbon | of watered silk of the Legion of Honcr. ! The eyes are closed and fill out the eyelids. The hands, of the color of ivory, are crossed on the breast. The black canopy, bordered with silver, overshadows the couch. Previous to embalment the body lay on a brass bedstead in the President's sitting room. Two Sisters of Charity watched beside it. Before the opera- ' tion, which lasted an hour, took place. Informal dead mass was'celebrated in the Elysee Chapel. To-day the w hole of the official world has paid formal visits of condolence at the palace, the formality consisting in writing the visitor's name on the regis ter. Piles Of telegrams from corporate bodies, personal friends, sympathise! s in all parts of France and. Indeed, Eu- [ rope and even Asia, have arrived. The \ first to telegraph to Mme. Faure was Emperor William, next Prince Ferdi nand of Bulgaria. The army has been ordered to go into mourning until after the obsequies. The cards had been issued to 6.000, persons to attend a state ball next | Thursday. To-day the tapestries of the ballcoom have been taken down, that the room, may be hung in black. M. I Faure had looked forward with delight to the Elysee being in 19UU the I resort of sovereigns. The last letter he had from Emperor Nicholas was an acceptance of his (M. Faure's) invita-1 tion. He took great pleasure, also, In I thinking that membership in the Order of the Annunciation would make him a "cousin" of King Humbert, and tbej insignia of that order was to have been presented to him by a special embassy] this month. But his soul was suddenly j required of him. and all connected with his Presidential career is over. His death preaches a sermon upon the vanity f f human ambition. M. Lockroy, the Minister of Marine, is especially struck with the example, ML. Faure's death gives of the fragility of human greatness. Twice yesterday he communicated with the President on Naval Affairs. M. Faure. as a former! ship agent and charterer at Havre, and once himself Minister of Marine, I deemed himself a naval authority. His j naval hobby was a fleet of Corsair] cruisers to attack, in case of war, Eng- | lish trans-Atlantic steamers. M. Lock- j roy humored him, and often consulted ; him and now he cannot realize that the President is no more. He says he feels as he once did during an earthquake. The total eclipse of the Elysian preparations for festivity by the deep est mourning also comes home to Lock roy. Some fatality follows the Presidents of the French Of the six we ' have had, only President Grevy lived through a full term of office and he was ; forced to resign by a hostile vote cf! Parliament. Marshal MacMahon found he could not remain President with dignity. M. Casimir-Perier's motives for throwing up the situation are still a mystery. Carnot was assassinated, and Faure smitten as if by a thunder bolt. M. Lockroy,'who was present at the death, thinks it was painless. Dr. Lanne-I.ongue shares this opinion, but < believes there was In the early stages of apoplectic seizure agonizing pain The doctor attributes the breakdown in the President's health to Fashoda. and thinks the consequent anxiety used up his energy. President Faure had fostered the scheme Major March arid was sent to accomplish, and he was terrified at its possible conse quece. Dr. Lanne-Longue tells me that after the Fashoda incident Faure lost his appetite. It was then he began to feel so limp in the legs that he feared to ride on horseback. Yesterday the sense of limpness was so distressing that he gave up the idea of a cantor in the Bois de Boulogne. He usually went there between S and 10 In the morning, mounted on a thoroughbred. He was fond of going to small morn ing reviews at Ixmgchamps. and of taking up a position beside the review ing General. I have l>een to see the Abbe Renault who gave M. Faure absolution In ex tremis. Madame Faure, on seeing that death was hastening, begged that mes sengers should be sent to summon three different priests and the Domin (Continued on Seventh Page.). SACRAMENTO. SATFBDAY MOENIXGr, FEIj&IIARY 18, 1899.-EIGHT PAGES. THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT TO BOSTON. His Last Day Spent in a Continual Round of Pleasure, The Different Events Following Each Other With lewildering Rapidity. Delivers an Address in the Fore noon to the Members of the Massachusetts Department of the Grand Army of the Repub lic, Pays a Visit to the State Legislature and Later Speaks at a Reception Given by the Com mercial Club. BOSTON, Feb. 17.—The last day of President McKinley's visit to Boston i was spent Jn one continual round of ! pleasure and the different events which ; were crowded into the few remaining hours followed each other, with be wildering rapidity. The President arose and breakfasted at 9 o'clock, and at 10 o'clock was en route to Tremont Temple, where he spoke to the members of the Massa ! chusetts Department of the Grand | Army of the Republic, who were as sembled in annual convention. The President and his associates were re ceived with cheers by the old soldiers. President McKinley was introduced and made a brief address, recalling the spirit with which they entered the wai of the rebellion and their loyalty ami faithfulness to the Republic. He re ferred to the stirring scenes of the last year, which, he said, he was glad they ' had lived to see, and closed by sug gesting that the Spanish war veter ans should be admitted to member ship in the Grand Army of the Re '> public. The suggestion was received ; with cries of "Good" and applause. In response to calls, Secretaries Al ger, Long. Gage and Smith spoke briefly and the party then proceeded to I the State Capitol to visit the Legis ! lature. The members of the Legislature ! gathered with unusual promptness at the State House, in anticipation of the visit of President McKinley. An hour i before the tijjne announced for his ar j rical the corridors were thronged, and as soon as the balconies of the House 1 were opened the crowd pushed in until every seat was taken! The entire floor was reserved for members of the two branches of the General Court, the Executive Department and the dis tinguished guests. The President and his party arrived promptlyvJtf the time scheduled, and ! after being received by Governor Wol - ; cott, under escort of Sergeant-at- Arms J. B. Adams, the party proceeded to the House. They passed down the main aisle amid cheers of all present, who arose the moment President Mc | Kinley was announced. President George F. Smith of the i Massachusetts Senate welcomed the distinguished guest in a brief speech, . and introduced him to the convention. |As the President arose a wave of applause rolled through the hall, and i cheer upon cheeer rang out. When it was possible for him to be heard the President spoke as follows: "Gentlemen of the General Court: | Although limited for time, I could not deny myself the honor of accepting the invitation extended by joint resolution jof your honorable body, which I had i the pleasure of receiving from the | hands of your distinguished sensor Senator, Hon. George F. Hoar. I am ' not indifferent to your generous ac tion, and it cannot be more strong than the feeling of pleasure which I have in meeting the Senators and Rep resentatives of the great common wealth of Massachusetts. "I am slad to be in this ancient Cap itol. Here great public questions have had free discussion. Here great states men, whose names live in their coun try's history, have received their train ing and voiced the enlightened opin ions of their own countrymen. Here through the century you have chosen your fellow citizens to represent you in the councils of the nation through that great body, the Senate of the United States. You have chosen well, and leaders you have never lacked. "What illustrious men have thus borne the name of the executive body of the commonwealth of Massachusetts —Adams and Pickering and Webster, Choate and Everetts, Winthrop, Sum ner, Wilson and a long list besides, il lustrious in the annals of your State and the nation, and those later states men, Hoar and Lodge, honored every where for their distinguished services to our common country. "It was in the Massachusetts House of Representatives that John H. An drews made the speech for human lib erty, which touched the hearts of his fellow citizens and made him your great war Governor. Nor do I forget that one time the Speaker's chair of the legislative body was occupied by your former Governor and Representa tive in Congress, the able Secretary of the Navy, Hon. John D. Long, whose great department has added luster to the American navy and glory to the American name. "I am glad to be on this historic ground. It revives memories sacred in American life. It recalls the struggles of the founders of Massachusetts for liberty and independence. Their un selfish sacrifices, their dauntless cour age, are the inspiration of all lovers of freedom everywhere, their lives and character reach into every American home and have stimulated the lost as piration of American manhood. "In the beginning of our national life, and even before, this was the home and fountain of liberty, it is the home of liberty now. and I am sure that what those great men of the past secured for us they would have us transmit not only to our descendants, but carry to oppressed peoples whose interests and welfare by the fortunes of war are com mitted to us. "We may regard the situation before us as a burden or as an opportunity, but whether the one or the other, it Is here, and conscience and civilization re quire us to meet it bravely. Desertion of duty is not an American habit. Tt •was not the custom of the fathers, and should not be the practice of their sons." The applause that followed the re marks of the President continued for some minutes. The members of the Joint convention were then introduced to the President, standing in front of the Speaker's desk. After the members had resumed their seats there were loud cries for Secre tary Long, who gave a brief and hu morous talk, and introduced Secretary Gage to the convention. The party then proceeded to the Al gonquin Clubhouse, where the Commer cial Club was assembled. President McKinley spoke as follows: "Gentlemen of the Commercial Club: I am glad to meet the members of the Commcwia] Club and the business men of Boston. I rejoice with them upon the better condition of trade now pre vailing throughout the country. The last twelve months have marked great changes and brought business improve ment to industrial America. The man of affairs feels better because his af fairs are in a better state. He is more comfortable than he has been for many years. He has taken on new courage and confidence. He is satisfied with the revenue and financial policies of his country. He can now make accurate calculation on the future. "The past year has recorded a volume of business, domestic and foreign, un paralleled in any former operations of the United States. Our enormous, export trade had made American balances sat isfactory, and almost the first time the money of the country has been so abundant and the wealth of the coun try so great that our capitalists have sought foreign invesments. We are fast going from a debtor to a creditor na tion. I hope nothing will check it. We have quit discussing the tariff, and have turned our attention to getting trade wherever it can be found. It will be a long time before any change can be had or any change desired in the present fiscal policy except to strengthen it. The differences on this question which existed have disap peared. We have turned from academic theories to trade conditions, and are seeking our share of the world's mar kets. ■' "Not only is our business good, but our money is good. There is no longor fear of debased currency; it has been happily dispelled. The highest and best standard recognized by the leading commercial nations has been main tained, and it has been done without a resort to loans. The cause of sound money has advanced in the last two years. Honest finance has made pos sible gains. I do not think we quite appreciate yet the full measure of its success. Both branches of Congress on the 4th of March next will have an un questioned majority opposed to any de moralization of our currency, and com mitted to uphold the world's standard. Certainly for two years every branch of the national Government will be united for good currency and the in violability of our national obligations and credit. The investments and other enterprises of the people cannot here after be unsettled by sudden changes. "We have been engaged in war. Two hundred and seventy thousand of our citizens have been in the field. Our sailors, have been afloat in two hemis pheres. And yet the - business Of the country has been steadily growing, our resources multiplying, the energy of our people quickened, and at the end of our glorious land and naval triumphs we find our country in .a condition of al most unparalleled-activity and prosper ity. "Our domestic situation is fortunate, indeed, considering the new questions which we must meet and solve. That they Will be settled on the lines of right and duty I cannot doubt, and that the business men of Boston and of the whole country will be an active and helpful force in their rightful solution I confidently believe." After a short reception the Presiden tial party was taken on a tour through the subway and thence to the Algon quin Club, where a breakfast was ten dered to the gentlemen by the members of the Commercial Club. At 5:40 the party was taken to the South Terminal - Station, and they left for Washington on their special train at 5:10. Secretary Long did not return with the party, preferring to go to his home at Hingham, with. Mrs. Long, and start for Washington in the morning. Hon. Ferdinand Peck, Commissioner of the United States to the Paris Expo sition, with his wife, accompanied the President as far as New York. : WATER SYSTEM FOR DAWSON. A Former Citizen of Los Angeles Secures the Franchise. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17.— J. A, Ack len, formerly of this city, but now of Dawson, has just returned here from Ottawa, where he secured a franchise from the Canadian Government for a water system for Dawson. He leaves here for Dawson at once, and expects to reach there in thirty-five days. He said that he had difficulty in getting concessions from the Canadian Gov ernment, but finally got a patent to 105 acres and rights to a heading and a pipe line to Dawson. He will bring the water from the Klondike River four miles above Dawson. He has backing by Canadian capitalists, and possesses large means of his own. Knott Will Escape the Gallows. SAN RAFAEL. Feb. 17. —A. L. Knott, sentenced to hang on March 3d for the murder of Joseph Knauer in San Francisco, will escape such a fate. An examination into his sanity, con duced by Warden Hale of San Quen tin, to-day resulted in a verdict of in sanity. A number of witnesses were examined, and Knott's actions in the courtroom showed conclusively that he was unbalanced mentally. Santa Fe Railway Officials. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17.—Second Vice President Paul Morton of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Road, and W. A. Bissell. the General Traffic Manager of the Santa Fe Pacific, ar-' rived in the city this morning. They will proceed shortly to San Francisco, where Vice President Morton will in stall Mr. Bissell in his new office. Smallpox at Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17. — Two new cases of smallpox were found in the city to-day and .removed to the pest house. A strict quarantine is main tained of the Infected districts, and the weather being very favorable, the au thorities hope to prevent further spread of the disease. They expect more casts among persons already exposed, but no epidemic. CONGRESSIONAL PROCEEDINGS. The Naval Personnel Bill Passed in the Senate. Also i Resolution of Condolence on the Death of President Faure. The House Passes the Sundry Civil Appropriation Bill After Sus taining the Speaker's Adverse Ruling Upon the Motion to Re commit the Bill With Instruc tions to Incorporate in It the Nicaragua Canal Amendment. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17—At its ses sion to-day the Senate adopted a reso lution instructing the Vice President of the United States, as President of the Senate, to express to the Govern ment and people of France the senti ment of the Senate upon the bereave ment that has fallen upon the French Republic in the death of President Faure. The naval personnel bill, for which the Navy Department has been con tending for so many years, was passed jby the Senate this afternoon. It was I under discussion for several hours, but | was passed practically in the form in j which it was reported by the Senate ■ committee. Its provisions have here tofore been fully given. The remainder of the day's session was devoted to the passage of bills on the private pension calendar, seventy four in number, and to the reading of the Alaska code bill. The agreement under which the Alaskan bill was read proved that no other business thaa the formal reading shall be transacted. A bill granting to the Pasadena and Mount Wilson Railway Company a right of way through the San Gabriel i forest reserve, California, was passed jsoon after the Senate convened to-day. I Morgan of Alabama, addressing the i Senate, said the very sad information ; had been transmitted to this country, by cable, of the death of President j Faure of the French Republic. He | thought it fitting that the Senate j should make some expression on the [death of President Faure. It was not | unlikely, he thought the incident might , give trouble not only to France, but |to the entire world. He then offered the following resolution, which was adopted: "That the Vice President of the Unit ed States, President of the Senate, is requested to express to the Govern- Iment and people of France the sympa thy of the Senate of the United States !in the bereavement that has so sud denly fallen upon that republic in the death of President Faure." | Consideration of the House naval personnel bill was resumed, and th? amendments offered by the Naval Af ! fairs Committee were taken up. Ta*s 1 committee amendments striking out (Sections 11, 12, 13 and 14 were agreed i to. Pending further discussion of the bill, ! Frye, Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, reported the river and har bor bill. Fairbanks presented the Credentials of Albert J. Beveridge, elected a Sen j ator from Indiana to succeed Turpie for the term of six years, beginning March 4, 1809. After a long discussion of the bill, the regular amendments were agreed to and the bill passed. The Senate then insisted upon its amendments, and appointed Senators Hale, Chandler and Tillman as con ferrees. Hawley, Chairman of the Military Affairs Committee, gave notice that on Monday at the close of the routine business he would move to take up the army reorganization bill. The request of the House for a con ference on the agricultural bill was agreed to, and Senators Cullom, Quay | and Pettigrew were named as con ferrees. Carter obtained unanimous consent for the reading of the Alaska code bill at the conclusion of the consideration of bills on the pension calendar. The consideration of bills on the pen sion calendar was then begun under a special order. The private/pension bill was completed, seventy-four being passed. Gallinger called up the bill granting a pension to Hon. John M. Palmer, formerly a United States Senator front Illinois. The Senate passed a bill granting General Palmer a pension of $100 a month, but the House in pass ing the bill reduced the pension to $30 a month. Gallinger said he understood that General Palmer was in almost destitute circumstances, and while he felt the distinguished soldier was entitled to the amount carried by the Senate bill, he did not think it desirable to risk a failure of the bill by sending it to con ference. He then asked that the bill as amended by the House be agreed to. The House amendment was agreed to, and the bill now goes to the Presi dent for his signature. At 5:15 p. m. the reading of the Alaska code bill was begun, the agree ment being that no business should be transacted before adjournment. At 4:15, without completing the read ing of the bill, the Senate adjourned IN THE HOUSE, WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.—The House to-day finally passed the sundry civil appropriation bill, to which it had de voted over a week. No important amendment had been adopted. Tbe Speaker's ruling upon the motion to recommit the bill with instructions to incorporate it In the Nicaragua Canal amendment was sustained—lss to 90. The naval appropriation bill was taken up and overhauled. The bill was com pleted during the remainder of the day. There was no general opposition to the measure, although it carries $44,000000, being $8,000,000 more than the largest naval appropriation bill ever passed by Congress. The Chaplain of the House, in his Invocation to-day, referred feelingly to the critical illness of Mr. Cranford of Texas, whose death is hourly expected from a complication of diseases. He is very ill at Providence Hospitaf here. 1 Bills were passed to authorize the St. Louis, Siloma and Southern Railway 'to construct a bridge across the White River; to authorize the Pasadena and Mount Wilson Railroad to construct its road through the San Gabriel forest reservation, and to grant the Clear water Valley Railroad Company right of way through the Nez Perces Reser vation. The census bill was sent to confer ence. A bill was passed authorizing the President to appoint five additional ca dets at large to the Naval Academy. During the course of the brief debate upon the bill it developed that one of these cadetshlps was to go to a son of Captain Gridley, who commanded Ad miral Dewey's flagship at the battle of Manila, and another to a brother of Ensign Worth Bagley of North Caro lina, the hero of the torpedo boat Winslow's encounter with the masked batteries in Cardenas harbor, Cuba. The regular order was then demanded. This was the vote upon the motion made just prior to adjournment yester day to lay upon the table the appeal from the decision of the Chair, wherein the Speaker ruled that Hepburn's mo tion to recommit the sundry civil bill with instructions to incorporate it in the Nicaragua Canal bill amendment was not in order. No quorum having developed upon the motion yesterday, the vote was again taken by ayes and nays. The Chair was sustained and the ap peal laid upon the table —155 to 06. The sundry civil bill was then passed. The naval appropriation bill was for mally reported. Boutelle (R.) of Maine immediately moved that the House go into commit tee of the whole for its consideration. Hepburn asked whether he could move to amend the motion so as to pro vide that the House should go into com mittee of the whole to consider the Nicaragua Canal bill. "This is a general, appropriation bill," said the Speaker, "the motion would not be in order." "If the motion of the gentleman from Maine were voted down, would it be in order for me to make the motion di rectly?" asked Hepburn. '.'lt -would not," replied the Speaker. The House then went into committee and took up the naval appropriation bill. No general debate was demand ed on the bill, and its reading for amendment under the five-minute rule was immediately commenced. Mudd (R.) of Maryland made a point of order against the paragraph for the appointment of a commission to report upon a comprehensive plan for the re arrangement and reconstruction of the bill, and suspending the authorization and appropriation of $500,000 made last year for the construction of certain buildings at the Naval Academy. Before the Chair could rule upon the point of order the committee rose, and, at 5 o'clock, the House took a recess until 8 o'clock, the evening session to be devoted to private pension legisla tion. j RIVER AND HARBOR BILL. Senate Committee Adds to It the Nicaragua Canal Amendment. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.—The Senate Committee on Commerce to-day com pleted its consideration of the river and harbor bill, the test act of the bill being the addition of the provision for the construction of the Nicaragua Canal. The bill has not been printed as com pleted, and Wilt not be in shape to be reported until to-morrow. Aside from the Nicaragua Canal, the committee increases the cash appropri ation to the extent of about $2,000,000 over the House cash appropriation, while the amount of continuing con tinuing contracts is increased to the extent of about $10,000,000. Among the increases under the con tract system are: Southwest Pass, mouth of the Mississippi River, increase of $1,500,000, to make a 85-foot chan nel; Channel Galveston to Houston, Texas, increase of about $1,000,000. Other important changes are: Toledo, Ohio, decreased from $150,000 to $100, --000; Coos Bay, Oregon, cash appropri ation $130,000 (new); Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, cash appropriation $100,00!) (new); Missouri River between Sioux City and the mouth (new item), $100, --000; Missouri River, Sioux City and above, $200,000 (new item); reservoirs at the head of the Missouri River, cash appropriation $100,000, and continuing contracts for $165,000 (new item); Co lumbia River, Oregon, three mile rapids and boat railway, $50,000; at the Cas cades, $100,000 (new item); below Tongue Point, $71,000 (new item); Lower Willamette River, increase from $100,000 to $150,000; Lewis River, Washington, $60,000 (new). The following decreases in limitations on final cost were made to-day after the decision was reported to insert the Nicaragua amendment: Boston, from $481,941 to $450,000; Black River, $615,000 to $600,000; Toledo, from $855,000 '> $800,000: San Francisco, from $54..,000 to $500,000; Calumet, from $859,000 to $800,000. The continuing contract on the Chi cago River was stricken out. , The action-of the committee was pre ceded by a brief argument by Senator Morgan, in which he went over the gen eral grounds favorable to the construc tion of the canal. He controverted the opinion that the addition of the amend ment; would be detrimental to the inter ests to the river and harbor bill, and expressed a preference for the river and harbor bill over the sundry civil appropriation bill as a vehicle to carry the canal bill. There was no prolonged discussion, and there seemed little discussion of opinion as to the wisdom of attaching the amendment to one of the appropria tion measures. Some of the members expressed the desire that the amend ment should go on the sundry civil bill, but a motion to recommend that it be incorporated in that measure was voted down, seven nays to four yeas. Senator Morgan then moved tha amendment to the river and harbor bill, which prevailed—7 to 4—as follows: Ayes,—Nelson, Berry, Penrose, Mc- Bride, McMillan, Elkins, Jones (New). Senator Frye, Chairman of the commit tee, did not vote. Na.ys>—Caffery, Mills, Pascoe, Murphy. While Senator Caffery voted against the amendment, he did not indicate any purpose- to oppose the passage of the bill in the Senate because of the in corporation of the canal provision. He joined with all the other members of the committee in the vote to report the bill with the amendment added. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17. — Miss Julia Fleming, a consumptive, acci dentally drank some carbolic acid and died shortly afterward. Miss Fleming mistook the bottle containing the acid for a bottle of gin. WHOLE NO. 18,022. CAMPAIGN IN THE PHILIPPINES. The Administration Has Determined the Lose No Time In Extending Jurisdiction ot United States Over the Entire Group. A Naval Demonstration, to lie In stituted Throughout the Isl ands as Soon as Admiral Dewey Receives Reinforcements in tho Shape of Gunboats Now on the Way to Manila. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.—The Ad ministration has determined rapidly to extend the jurtscVtion of the United States over the Philippine group in its entirety, acting on the theory that de lay in this case is dangerous, and that' anarchy and a general paralysis of such interests as the islands support will be brought about through a fail ure promptly to replace the Spanish sovereignty over the islands H>y that of the United States. This decision in volves the necessity of a naval cam paign, and this will be instituted as soon as Admirall Dewey receives the re inforcements In the shape of gunboats now on the way to Manila, It is not anticipated that there will be a necessity for any formidable dem onstration, but the very fact that tha United States Government will exhibit a sufficient force to accomplish its pur pose is expected to deter the natives from profitless resistance. Owing to the vast number of villages in the Philippine Islands, a large num ber of gunboats will be required to pro tect them simultaneously, so the pro gram will be to have the vessels visit in order the principal towns outside of Manila, especially those where Spanish garrisons were maintained on the isl ands of Cebu, and at Zamboango, on the Island of Mindanao and some of the cities of Negros. The naval vessels probably will be ac companied by some troop transports, and the soldiers will be landed where necessary to hoist the United States Hag and take possession formally of tho ports. It is understood that there will be no attempt made at this time to dis place any of the existing municipal governments, except where they prove refractory and offer resistance. In fact, a policy of conciliation will be follow ed at all points in the treatment of tha natives. AMERICAN CASUALTIES. . WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.—The War Department to-day received the follow ing: MANILA, Feb. 17.—T0 Adjutant! Gen eral, Washington: First California, wounded in skirmish at Taterof, 14th: Private Harry Fawk, Company C, cheek, slight; Corporal Oscar Nelson, Company C, chest, slight; Private W. E. Cornish, Company H, thigh, slight. Wounded from desultory firing, 16th and 16th: Private Howard M. Holland. Company D, First Washington, shoul der, slight; Ralph D. Winther, Troop X, Fourth Cavalry, arm pit, slight; Joseph G. Engberg, Battery H, Third Artille.-y. leg, slightly, accidental. Wounded in engagement at Jaro, near Iloilo, February 12th: Second Lieutenant, Frank C. Bolles, Eighteenth Infantry, leg, severe; Corporal Sparks, Company A. Eighteenth Infantry, shoulder and lung, serious; Private Fred Smith, Company A, Eighteenth Infantry, leg, slight. FILIPINO PRISONERS TO BE LIB ERATED. MADRID, Feb. 17.—1t has been de cided by, a Cabinet council to liberate the Filipinos who had been deported to the Caroline and Ladrone Islands, in order to influence the Filipinos to re lease the Spaniards they hold prisoners. It hasi also been decided to postpone the sale of the floating dock at Havana, the offers received not being acceptable. Fatal Rail Accident. EAU CLAIRE (Wis.), Feb. 17.—An engine and four box cars on a spur track of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad backed into a trolley car at Mill street crossing to-day. Alder man Hugh Elliott's wife Jumped from the vestibule of the trolley car and fell across the railroad track. The four box cars and engine passed over her. Her right arm was taken off near tha shoulder. She will die. W. H. Taylor, a newspaper man, and Allen Cameron, a millionaire, were on the trolley car, and were badly shaken up. One of the Results of Cold Snap. ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17.—As a result of the recent cold snap, great heaps of frozen vegetables and produce of all sorts, as well as fruit, lie in the yards of the railroads in this city and East St. Louis. The loss in money, it is be lieved, will aggregate between $$$£00 and $100,000. It is stated by one of the prominent commission men that ev erything of a perishable nature that was in transit during the cold spell suf fered, and even produce in the stores on North Third street was frozen. Cnt In Passenger Fares. ST. PAUL (Minn.), Feb. 17—The Northern Pacific and the Great North ern have decided to sell half-fare home seekers' tickets on February 2lst, March Ist and 7th, in order to meet similar rates made by the more south erly lines to the Pacific Coast. Hereto fore these rates have applied only to near-by States, and it is now intended that they shall apply to the entire length of the roads named. It is ex pected that the Canadian Pacific will later join in the cut rates. Customs Receipts at Havana. WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.—Assistant Secretary of War Meiklejohn has made public the following statement of re ceipts of customs for the port of Ha vana for the four weeks ending Jan uary 28th: Importations, $631,729; exportations, $63,937; tonnage tax, $17,524; fines, $1. Total, $703,ia'5. Total of all collections for the month of January, 1899. $743,588.19.