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VOLUME 96. —NO. 182.
THE SITUATION IN FRANCE. Police Precautions for Maintaining Order Have Been Taken and Paris is Quiet and Peaceful. There Have Been a Few Demon stration*, hut They Were Easily Suppressed—lt is Evident That There Will be a Campaign Against President Loubet to Force Him to Resign as Casi mer-Perier Did. PARIS. Feb. 19.—Police measures for the maintenance of order have been taken en an extensive scale and the city is quiet. M. Loubet did not quit his residence at Luxemburg until 6 o'clock this evening-. Demonstrations have occurred in front of the office of Sebastian Faure's anarchist paper, the 'Journal dv Peuple," on the Boulevard Mont martre, for and against Loubet. There was a collision between the rival tactions, and several persons were, injured. The partisans of the newly elected President were worsted In the conflict, and moved off to the Cafe Brebant, where they were again at tacked and dispersed by the military guards. Many arrests were made. Several encounters occurred at the office of the "Libre Parole." ' In the course of the demonstrations the Dreyfusards attempted to invade the offices of the "Petite Journal." Finding the doors barred against them, they smashed the windows. At the hall of the Thousand Columns TOO Bonapartists met to protest against the eleceion of M. Loubet. Speeches wete made by Baron le Goux, M. Lasies and M. Cuneo d'Orlano. Sev eral persons who interrupted the pto ceedings were ejected. When the meet ing broke up thete were some slignt disorders, and several arrests were made. On the advice of medical attendants the remains of M. Faure were placed in the coffin this morring, in the pres ence of M. Dupuy. This afternoon crowds filed past the bier. Madame Faure continues to receive telegrams of condolence from rulers In all parts of the world. M. Loubet is receiving a host of con gratulatory telegrams. The "Temps" rejoices in his election as the "best possible choice." The "Journal dcs Debats," which is more guarded, will wait to see him aettmiiy at work. The "Liberte" exhorts him to relieve the impression that he was elected In the interests of Dreyfus. The family of the dead President spent some time In the presence of the body to-day. prior to the touching cer emony of placing the remains in the coffin, which took place at noon. M. Dupuy stood at the foot of the cata falque while the deceased's military household marched in and took up a position behind the Premier. MM. Berge, Le Gall and Blondet were also present. With tears in his eyes, M. Berge cut a few locks of hair from M. Faure's head and kissed his left hand, an example which was followed by M. le Gall and M- Blondet. Four mutes then raised the body and placed it within the coffin, which was inclosed in a leaden shell, the cover of which was soldered down, leaving a glass covered aperture through which the face of the dead President is visible. Upon the silver plate on the casket is a simple Inscription After these cere monies were completed the casket was replaced upon the catafalque, and the public was again admitted to view tne remains. THE OPPOSITION Will Make a Campaign to Force Loubet to Resign. PARIS, Feb. I!).—Altogether 100 ar rests have been made in connection with to-day's disturbances. There is every sign of a campaign against President Loubet. similar to that which drove M. Casimir-Perier to resign. Clearly, "La Patre Franeais.?" will leave no stone unturned to achieve this object, its chief ground of objec tion being that the President is a Dreyfusard. The street demonstra tions which have occurred have not b*-en spontaneous, but were evidently organized, and so far they have been easily suppressed. It is affirmed that the Dupuy Cabinet ■will act energetically to maintain pub lic order. The keynote of M. Loubet's policy may probably be found in th? following conversation with M. Bourgeoise, lead er of the Moderate Radicals, who came to offer the new President the support of his party. Before accepting it, M. Loubet said: "You are doubtless aware that one of the first enactments of any Minis try of mine will be a stringent law to stem the current of insult, infamy and defamation which now befouls France. I fear that, perhaps, legislation of this kind will scarcely tally with the Rad ical ideas." M. Rourgeoise's answer was a cheer ful acquiesence. Herr Frischauer, the correspondent here of the "Neve Freie Presse," has been expelled from the country. TROUBLE AHEAD. The Newly Elected President Said to Be Unpopular. LONDON, Feb. 20.—The Paris corre spondent of the "Daily Mail" describes the scenes at the Versailles election as a "Donnybrook Fair, with a touch of tragedy therein —the tragedy of a new ly chosen ruler attempting to ignore his unpopularity and rmilingly return ing thanks for congratulations." "I believe." says the correspondent, "that the riotous scenes in Paris are only a foretaste of what is coming. La.=t right the boulevards were bat tlefields, and nowhere was a voice to Slorlfy the new President. To-day the ptets is uncommonly rancorous. Here THE RECORD-UNION. are some of the titles of honor con ferred upon Loubet: 'Imbecile,' 'Pan amist,' 'Wretch,' 'Liar,' 'Perjurer' and 'Avowed protector of the Drey fusards. ' " ! Election of Loubet Welcomed. LONDON, Feb. 20.—Telegrams from European capitals and the comments of the press express a 'euse of relief that the crisis In France has been safe ly passed and generally approve the re sult of the election, and welcome M. Loubet to the Chief Ma:;'-" "V ot France. Due D'Orleans Leaves Turin. LONDON, Feb. 20.—According to the. Rome correspondent of the "Daily Tel egraph," the Due d'Orleans, realizing the impossibility of anything favorable to him happening in France, has left Turin for Milan. Not a Dreyfusard. LONDON, Feb. 20—The Paris corre spondent of the "Times" says that no ground can be discovered for describ ing President Loubet as a Dreyfusard, adding: "It would seem if he were, that he would have accepted the resig nation of the Dupuy Cabinet." Nor Request For Recall. LONDON', Feb. 20.—The "Standard's" Berlin correspondent says that no re quest from America for the recall of the German Consul in Samoa has been received in Berlin, and that none is expected. ONE DIED IN HOSPITAL. The Other Schoolmate Had Just Wedded in Sumptuous Style. KANSAS CITY, Feb. 19—Arthur De wtsee, the son of once wealthy parents and years ago a classmate of James L, Flood, son of the late Bonanza King, died here to-day at the Helping Hand Institute. Penniless, Dewesee entered the institute last fall and had worked there since then. He was known as Frank Ross, and not till his death from pneumonia to-day, did his identity be came known. Dewesee was born in San Francisco and was sent to the Leland Stanford University. When reverses came to his parents, young Dewesee became a clerk in a San Francisco bank, later led an eventful life in Colorado mining camps and then purchased a ranch in Texas. In this last enterprise he lost and, becoming despondent, joined the army, being detailed in the Seventh Cavalry. He was promoted to Sergeant and detailed to Washington, where he kept books in the Army Department. After receiving an honorable discharge, Dewesee worked as a cowboy on a southwestern ranch and one night averted a stampede, nearly losing his life. He finally drifted to Kansas City last fall and soon becoming penniless, applied to the institute where he died, for shelter. Ten days ago J*mes L. Flood, his old classmate, was married in this city, the wedding being one of the most sumptuous ever seen in Kan sas City. Dewesee's father, who lives in St. Louis, has been notified. RIOT IN A THEATER. Audience Enraged at Not Getting Its Money Back. CHICAGO, Feb. 19.-A riot, in which 2.000 men, women and children took part, occurred this afternoon at the Star Theater. Sedgwick and Division streets, and before the police arrived the interior of the theater had been badly damaged. Scenery which was to have been used In the presentation of a play had been tied up by legal pro ceedings., and after the audience had waited until 4:30 for the curtain to go up many began to clamor for the return of their money. They were refused at the box office, and two minutes after ward chairs were broken in pieces and hurled at the stage, chandeliers were broken, carpets were torn up and the theater and sidewalk outside was one mass of fighting, yelling humanity. The clanging of the patrol wagon beils scat tered the crowd in a hurry, however. Later in the afternoon the money was refunded to those who presented their coupons. THE GAS TURNED ON. Ghastly Find by a Neighbor in a Philadelphia House. PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 19. — Mrs. Charles Fahrenkamrj, aged 33 years: herltwo children, Florence and William, aged respectively I<> and 9 years, and an unknown woman aged about 3.~> jears, were found dead to-day in a room in Mrs. Fahrenkamp's home, on i North Fifty-second street. The gas was turned on. and life had apparently l>een j extinct for several days. Scattered about the first floor were remnants of i cigars and cigarettes and empty beer! and whisky bottles. The bodies were fT»ind hy a neighbor who had forced an entrance to the i house. The last heard from the In mates of the house was on Thursday night, when the piano was kept play ing until a late hour. Mrs. Fahrenkamp's husband, who is a traveling salesfnan, left home about a week ago for his firm. WIIX OFFER A SUBSIDY. Mexican Government Wants a Railroad Over the Sierra Madre. EL PASO (Tex ). Feb. 19.—1t is au thoritatively announced at Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, that the Mexican j Government has decided to offer a big j subsidy for the construction of a rail- j road across the backbone of the Sierra i Madre range from Chuirhupa, in thei State of Chihuahua, to Huisopa, on the ' Si nora line. This road will save from four to five weeks' time in getting troops across the mountains and incidentally prove a great blessing to American prospectors, who have located large deposits of precious minerals. The Rio Grande. Sierra Madre and Pacific is to be ex tended from Oasis Orandes to Chui chupa during the summer. Winter Wheat Crop Damaged. OMAHA. Feb. 19.—Advices to the "Bee" from its correspondents in Nortn ern Nebraska imlica.te that the winter wheat crop has: been badly damaged by the recent cold snap. In many lo calities the crop will be a total failure, while in others it will be very light. Founder of an Order Dead. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 19.—Luther Chapin, the founder of the Senior Or der of the United American Mechanics, died to-day at his home in this city. He was 83 years old. SACRAMENTO. MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY" 20, 1899.-EIGHT PAGES. WEARY WIGGLERS END THEIR WORK. Six Days' Bicycle Torture is , , Ended. Miller Makes Naarly Twenty-two Hundred Miles. . Hallucinations That Took Posses sion of the Riders as They Plodded Along in Misery of Mind and Body, Haggard and Worn From the Terrible Strain —All Previous Records Cast Far Into the Shade. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19.—The greatest six day bicycle race ever run ended to-night at Mechanics' Pavilion, and Charles W. Miller, the Chicago gripman, maintains his position as the long distance champion of the world. Contrary to general expectations there was no sprinting among the leaders during the evening and the finish of ! the contest which has caused much cx i citement in athletic circles was com paratively tame. No less than six of ■ the riders beat all previous records and more might have been reeled off had there been any incentive to do so. But as all of the men. excepting i Gimm and Hale, were separated by | distances too great to be overcome in a I few hours, the management decided ■to end the race ahead of the scheduled time, which, however, was two hours , longer than that of any previous six day contest. The famous events in Madison Square Garden. New York, only lasted 142 hours, while the riders ;at the Mechanics' Pavilion continued their struggle for supremacy for 143 hours and 21 minutes. There were no incidents during the evening to arouse the 7,000 spectators to outbursts of enthusiasm, though ! much sympathy was expressed for Gimm. the one-time leader, who fell and was removed from the track, not to again return. Teddy Hale, who has been his close friend, for a time re j fused to ride further, but later on was : induced to come on and finished a Ift | tie ahead of Gimm's record-, j Fredericks, when sure of third posi tion, quit the track and did not reap pear until near the close. Lawson and Julius, though far in the rear, kept on their wheels as long as possible and were among those who finished. During the evening nearly all of the riders appeared with brand new suit=. that of Miller being especially attrac tive. Barnaby, always eager to amuse, wore ftjliny stove pipe hat and smoked a The others were all In cheerful mood 1 , especially Hale, who seemed to be the favorite of the crowd. At 1« o'clock W. A. Brady stepped to the front of the starters' stand and after flouncing that the riders had agreed to end the race a little ahcud of the anticipated hour, introduced each one in turn, excepting Gimm, who did not appear, much to the disappointment of his Bdmim* Then, after going one Uiore lap around the track to the ac companiment of music and cheers. Mil ler, the freshest of all. received the greatest ovation, the cyclers wont to their tents and the long distance cham pionship race was ended. CLOSING SCENES. SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19.—N0 men ever more heartily welcomed the ap proaching close of a contest than did the dozen remaining contestants in the international six-day race at Me chanics' Pavilion, when at »i o'clock to night they entered upon the last half dozen hours of a remarkable test of en durance. Nothing but the nearness of the finish and the stimulus of a cheer ing crowd could have kept the men at their task. Human endurance had reached the point where reason deserts the body, and total collapse was immi nent. \ Miller deserves his victory, and his record will probably stand for years to come. No previous contest has been so stubbornly contested from start to fin ish, and no- similar number of men have shown such wonderful pluck and endurance. Crowds that almost rivaled those in attendance at the closing hours of the Madison Square contest last December remained in the big pavilion through out Saturday night and Sunday. It was a noisy but sympathetic and impartial crowd, urging and encourag ing each rider in turn. There was plenty of enthusiasm, too, when Miller, at the end of the 127 th hour rode his two thousandth mile in 2:25 3-5 un paced. At half past t! o'clock this morning Miller was 14 hours, 19 min utes ahead of his New York record. As the day wore on sprinting became Infrequent, except in the cases of Nawn and Barnaby, who were repeatedly charged with energy by an electric bat tery and came out to exhaust their charges in a wild sprint. The fight of the last half dozen hours . has been between Fredericks and Aron son for second place. For a time it seemed as if Fredericks would succeed in overhauling the Swedish rider, but with the assistance of Julius' pacing, Aronson made a game ride throughout the afternoon and evening and at 0 o'clock apparently had second place to a certainty. Gimm went down the line to-day, dropping mile after mile to Aronson and Fredericks and to all indications will be beaten by Hale also. Gimm was unable to overcome his physical weakness, though he tried hard to do so. Hale was in bad shape mentally all day. He imagined himself riding to San Jose. His physical condition was good, however, and he kept stead ily at work. All through Saturday night and Sun day the poor tired fellows, jaded and worn, with drawn faces and staring eyes, circled the track, sometimes at a snail's pace and then again, under the influence of inspiring marches by the band and the urging of friendly voices, encouraging them to "hurry up, old man," or "You're all right." the riders would increase their speed for a few laps and then drop back into the old rut. Hallucinations haunted the tired brains of most of the contestants at frequent intervals, and their vagaries presented humorous phases that were at once grim and pitiable. Fredericks, the Swiss rider, has had more than his share of them. At one time he left the track and was some time afterward found peering through a crack at the other riders. Upon being urged to re turn to his task, the poor fellow de clared he would not go on again while so many tandems were racing around him. The tandems existed only in his disordered intellect. Late Saturday night Fredericks suffered a severe fall, through the carelessness of an attache of the building in crossing the track regardless of the approaching rider. He was thrown violently against the row of trainers' cooking booths and was rendered unconscious for some time. He soon, however, resumed his weary ride and made the pace for all the others on the track for hours. Barnaby, the Boston rider, has been moat erratic in his actions for several days. As a sprinter he js entitled to first place among the contestants and is always ready for a brush either with a tandem during the short distance events or with one of the long-distance men. He rides like a record-breaker for a few laps and then probably dis mounts, usually Insisting there is some thing wrong with his wheel. At one time he turned around and rode in the direction opposite to that which the other riders were traveling, saying he trying to unwind himself. At other times Barnaby imagined himself a lo comotive and insisted on having a cigar that he might puff smoke while he whirled about the circle. "Old Man" Alberts, too, became a lit tle "queer" in his mind during the day and would go no further until he had incased his hands in a new pair of kid gloves. When these were furnished him by his indulgent trainer he mounted his wheel and pedaled cheerfully along with his friend Hale. Hale, by the way, has been riding in splendid form! though at times he became cranky and made unreasonable requests of his trainer. When Hale took a notion to rest he did so. regardless of the expos tulations of his advisers. He seldom, sprinted, but plodded steadily on and in the end made a splendid average Piikington's hobby has been a diet of prunes, to the exclusion, of almost all others kinds of food, and of thus fruit he partook plentifully. Miller is a marvel of endurance It may be said of him. too, that he has used his head as much as his muscle in this supreme test of endurance. He has been systematic throughout the race. His periods of rest have been short and at frequent intervals. He did not continue at the steady grind until he became entirely exhausted be fore seeking a rest; but at stated times would leave the track for his dressing room, where his trainer gave him at tention for periods from fifteen min utes to half an hour. His longest ab sence from the track -was thirty-eight mii utes. Unlike some of the other riders, Miller seldom made pace, but always kept close in the rear of the strongest rider, whom he would follow Kke a shadow. By this system he wore down Gimm. who was until the begin ning of the fifth day believed to be his most formidable adversary. Miller's ankles gave him great trouble. His ankle was kept tightly bandaged for the last forty-eight hours of the race, and must have caused the plucky fellow great agony. His face looks drawn and furrowed with new lines, but on the whole he was in fairly good shape at the beginning of the closing hours of his terrible experience. Gimm made a wonderful ride for three and a half days, but the strain was too much. His ankles became weak, his eyes bad, and in fact he be came) almost a wreck and quickly drop ped from first position to be in turn passed by Miller, Aronson and Fred ericks. He left the track for a rest of two hours late Saturday night, but showed little improvement upon his re turn. Gimm appears to have had the sym pathy of the crowds more than any other one of the riders. He was pre sented with flowers by the fair sex and was always applauded, but it was of no use; poor Gimm could not endure the frightful drain. The riding of Aronson has been re markable. At the end of the first day he was to all appearances out of the race and an object of sympathy. He was taken In hand by Waller and since has been riding with wonderful strength and steadiness. With the exception of Miller, Hale, Fredericks, Pilkington and Ashinger, all the riders have lost flesh. Aronson was fifteen pounds lighter at the finish than at the start of the race, while Barnaby, Lawson and Nawn were each shy probably half that number of pounds. Burns Pierce quit the race after hav ing ridden 1,502 miles. His legs gave out and no amount of rest seemed to benefit them, so Pierce decided to quit altogether. The score in the bicycle race at the end of the 139 th hour, 7:54 p. m., was as follows: Miles. Laps. Miller 2,170 4 Aronson 2.114 7 Fredericks .2,071 5 Gimm 2,038 7 Hale 2,013 1 Nawn 1,985 1 Alberts 1,823 1 Barnaby 1.778 6 Pilkington 1.713 5 Lawson 1,612 0 Ashinger 1,475 Julius 1,439 7 Miller's former record for the time was 1990 miles. At 9:54, end of the 143 d hour, the score was: Miller 2,191.7; Aronson 2,141.0, Fredericks 2.089.4; Hale 2,062.0, Gimm. 2.iKid, Nawn 2,011.3, Alberts 1,823.1, Barnaby 1.792.G, Pilkington 1,728.3, Lawson 1,037.2, Julius 1,501.3, Ash inger 1,500.5. The first six men at the end of the 143 d hour were all within Miller's for mer necard of 2,007 miles. At this time all the contestants retired from the track for a brief rest and a rub down, to finish in good form at the conclu sion of the race an hour later. In the short distance events to-night Kid McCoy acted as starter. Baby Gibson gave a two-mile exhibi tion, paced by Fournier. Time —4:10. Jimy Michael rode a mile in 1:51 2-5 and Eddie Bald covered half a mile in 0:55, each paced by the "in fernal machine." Chapman, Waller, Stevens and Turville were the competitors in the Australian pursuit race, which was won by Turville in 4:19 4-5. Distance 2 miles 7 laps. The one mile tandem race between Downing and Cotter vs. Fourner's ma (Continued on Seventh Page.) I THE STATUE TO LAFAYETTE. Meeting at Washington to Aid the Fund. Stirring Addresses Made by Prominent Men. Senator Mason Utters an Unpopu lar Sentiment and Is Hissed—A Tremendous Snowslide Near Telluride Destroys a Mine Mill and Kills the Foreman—Bad Wreck on the Great Northern. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.—The Co lumbia Theater was well filled to-night at a meeting heldi under the auspices of the societies of the Sons of the Revolu tion and of the American Revolution, in add of the fund for the proposed statue of Lafayette, to be erected by Americans in Paris during the exposi tion year. Well known public men and prominent citizens of the district were present. The Marine Band furnished the music and the audience sang pa triotic songs. Robert J. Thompson of Chicago, Sec retary of the Lafayette Memorial Com mission, and the originator of the idea, delivered an interesting address. In the course of his remarks he repeated the prayer of Lafayette for the the United. States —"The final response to a black bordered appeal to God and man, issued by our ancestors in the year 1774"—considered the condition of th? colonies at the pretentious period and reviewed Lafayette's work in the na tion's cause. He then said: "To build in the land of his birth a memorial to Lafayette is something more than the rearing of a mere struc ture of bronze and granite to the mem ory of an individual. It is the erection of a monument to our own ideals. It is a challenge to the world of the suc cess and fruition of the republic. It is an answer to the prayer of him to whom it shall be dedicated. "The opening of the twentieth century shall be by the final success of this pro ject heralded to the world as a prom ised era of good fellowship and broth erly love, upon a foundation wrought by the songs of children, the praise of lips we love and of hearts we adore, we present to France, our great sister republic, a lasting emblem! of the grati tude of a people neither too young to be Indifferent, nor too old to forget." .Representative F. H. Gillett of Mas sachusetts said, among other things: "To-day the doctrines of Lafayette are dominant. From us he learned them: he was the most effective mis sionary we sent forth; the noblest per sonification of our principles, and, in perpetuating in Paris his memory, we are •perpetuating our loftiest tradi tions." Senator Mason of Illinois delivered a speech in support of the proposed mon ument. There was one reference, which, however, did not meet with th* ap proval of the entire audience. "Yes." he said, "Hungary had her Lafayette; Poland had her Lafayette; America had her Lafayette and the Philippines will, have their Lafayette." Loud applause greeted this remark, but a moment later when a portion of the audience realized the extent of this statement, a hissing sound which be came' louder and louder, was heard. TREMENDOUS SNOWSLIDE. It Destroys a Mine Plant Near Tel luride, Killing the Foreman. TELLURIDE (Col.), Feb. 19.—A tre mendous snow slide came down the side of Yellow Mountain about a quarter of a| mile below the town of Ophir this af ternoon and killed one man and prac tically destroyed the Caribou plant. The slide was plainly visible from the town of Ophir, and those who saw it say it was the largest they ever witnessed, it apparently being about 100 feet deep and more than- a quarter of a mile wide. The Caribou mill was crushed like an egg shell. J. C. Vardel, the mill fore man, was the only person killed. A force of men has been digging for Var del's body, but had not recovered it this evening. Mighty slides have been running all day on the mountains around Ophir. and the miners are becoming much frightened. On two or three properties they have refused to work and came to town, some of them coming to Tel luride. The sun has been shining brightly yesterday and to-day, softening the snow and causing the slides to run. A BAD WRECK. Great Northern Flyer Jumps the Track Near Spokane. SPOKANE (Wn.), Feb. 19.—The Great Northern east-bound flyer was wrecked at 5 o'clock this morning near Wilson Creek, between this city and Wenat chee. The train was running thirty five miles an hour, making up lost time and the accident is attributed to spread ing of the rails. The engine and tender turned completely over and some of the passenger cars and baggage cars were piled in confusion. Engineer Sam Works' right leg was broken and he suffered other injuries. Harry Jones, the fireman, is reported to have been slightly scalded. Express Messenger Klinefelter was badly injured. A dispatch was sent to Leavenworth and the wrecking train was sent to the scene. A coach bearing two physicians was also sent to attend the injured and take them to the hospital. It is report ed that three coaches were burned af ter the accident. The engine was pounding away at the rate of about forty miles an hour west of Wilson Creek, when suddenly, with out warning, the engine jumped the track and ran for a distance of about 300 feet along the ties, which were torn to splinters. Then the locomotive turned her nose to one side and would have rushed wide of the track had It not been for a small bluff. Striking the bluff, the engine turned over on one side, with the fireman and ithe engineer pinned in the cab. The mall car and the baggage car which came next to the tender, were thrown sideways across the track. Following the ex press ear came the smoker and the force of the shock broke it completely, loose from the rest of the train and sent it rolling down the embankment twenty feet below. All of the other oars were thrown from the track with the exception of the last Pullman, which kept to the rails. The noise of the crash was frightful, and for a few minutes the confusion among the passengers was so general that it was almost Impossible to learn the extent of the casualty. Meanwhile fire had broken out from the engine and the mail car was in flames. Frank Montague, the mail clerk, had been somewhat bruised In the leg, but he was not at all deterred from the work of rescuing the mail. Before the fire had driven him back, he and the pas sengers had got nearly all of the mail to a place of safety. MOVING THE BOUNDARY. Canadian Police Said to Have Done So at Porcupine. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19.—The War Department has under consideration the sending of a detachment of soldiers to tha head of Porcupine River, Alaska, near the boundary on the Dalton trail, for the protection of American inter ests, which may be endangered by the action of the Canadian mounted police and customs officers. There are now in the ports of Lynn Canal several hun dred men who are only waiting for the coming of spring for their descent up on the gold which has been found in the sands of Porcupine. This find is en tirely in what has always been ac cepted as American territory, but in the present state of affairs in the Far North there is reason to believe that there may be a changing of lines without even the formality of notification to the Americans. Governor Brady, who made applica tion for a force to take care of the In terests of the Americans there, has been informed that many of the men j who had contemplated visiting Atlin district will transfer their effects to the Porcupine country. This means that this American mining region will be de i veloped, and the indications are that it | may yet rival the Klondike country, i Recent arrivals at Lynn Canal ports : who have come out over the Dalton i trail say they have found that there | has been a change in the boundary j lines which have stood for a generation. Along this trail, at a point near Porcu pine River, some of the boundary markers have been removed, and. ac cording to information sent to head quarters here, have been placed six miles inside the lines as originally es tablished. Governor Brady and President Brack ett of the Skagway Railroad say they believe that if the mounted police at tempt to exercise any Jurisdiction in the country heretofore recognized as American there will be determined and armed resistance on the pact of the miners, and they will fight for what they believe are their rights. The entire matter is now under con sideration. SEASONING WOOD. A New Method Said to Have Been Discovered. NEW YORK, Feb. 19.—A cable to the "Sun" from London says: A plant for seasoning wood by electricity is now in successful operation at Charlton, the process being of Franco-German inven tion. The results of five years' natural seasoning, it is demonstrated, can be obtained in a fortnight by the follow ing simple means: The timber to be seasoned is placed in a large tank and Immersed, all but an Inch or two, in a solution contain ing 10 per cent, of borax. 5 of rosin and three-fourths of carbonate of soda. A lead plate upon which the timber rests is connected to the positive pole of a dynamo and the negative pole being at tached to a similar plate arranged on its upper surface so as to give good electrical contact, the circuit is com pleted through the wood. Under the in fluence of the current sap appears on the surface of the bath, while the asep tic borax and rosin solution takes its ; place in the pores of the wood. This part of the process requires from five to nine hours for Its completion, and then the wood is removed and dried either by artificial or natural means. In the latter case a fortnight's exposure in summer weather is said to render it as well seasoned as storage In the uetial way for five years. The current em ployed has a potential of 110 volts, the consumption of energy being about one kilowatt per hour for each cubic meter of timber. The greener the wood the better, because its electrical resistance is less. The liquid in the bath is kept at a temperature of from 90 to 100 de grees, THE PAVONTA IN DANGER. Her Passengers Go Ashore, but Her Crew Refuse to Leave Her. PONT A DE GADA, Feb. I!).—Early this morning the passengers of the steamer Pavonia, from Liverpool for Boston, which was towed into St. Mi chaels yesterday, when requested to leave the ship, unanimously declined to do so, but the terrible gale continu ing, they have all landed. The Pavonia is still anchored in the roadsted, in an insecure position. The crew declines to abandon her. The Italian bark Cinque has been wrecked in the roadsted and her crew were saved with the utmost difficulty. Dwyer Quietly Married. CHICAGO, Feb. 19. — Charles F. Dwyer of the Dwyer racing stables, one of the best known turfmen in the coun try, and Miss Mai Webber of San Fran cisco, were quietly married in Milwau kee Saturday, and to-day left Chicago for New York. Mr. Dwyer and his bride will sail for London. Mr. and Mrs. Dwyer were accompanied East by- Tod Sloan, Dwyer's traveling compan ion. Death of Mrs. Chandler. DETROIT, Feb. 19.—Mrs. Zachariah Chandler, widow of the famous Michi gan statesman, died to-day. She had been a sufferer for several months frcm various infirmities incident to old age. During Senator Chandler's career in Washington, Mrs. Chandler was noted as a social entertainer. WHOLE NO. 18,024. CALIFORNIANS CHANGE BASE. Retire From the Guadeloupe Church, Rebels Still Hold Their Positions In tne Jungle. Enemy is Concentrating on tho American Right Flank and' Preparations Made to Receive- Them in Case of an Attack— The Buffalo Bombards Their Trenches, With Little Effect, ! MANILA, Feb. 19—3 p. m. — Tha California volunteers abandoned Guad- 1 aloupe church at 5 o'clock thisi morn ing, which has since been set on Are. and retired to San Pedro Macati. Tin* rebels still hold the country in the vi cinity of Guadaloupe, Pasig and Pateroj despite the efforts of the gunboats tut dislodge them from the jungle on botlw sides of the river. The heat is intense and is increasing perceptibly daily. Under present con* ditions it is impossible to. provide shada for the troops in some parts of thi» line. * Mr. Higgins, the manager of the Ma nila-Daguapan Railroad, is believed to be safe at Bay am bang, although n.> communication has been received from him since- Friday. He was housed ut Mr. Clark's place with his wife ami family and with six other Englishmen, some of whom are accompanied by, their wives. While it is unlikely that the native* of the locality will harm them, it is feared that others from distant prov inces might wreak vengeance at their expense. In view of the fact that the enemy, were concentrating on the American* right flank, preparations were mada last night to give them a warm recep tion in the event of an attack. Gen eral Overshine's line, consisting orig inally of the North Dakota Volunteers, Fourteenth Infantry, and two troops of the Fourth Cavalry, stretching fiorn the beach at Camp Dewey to General King's right, was reinforced by two battalions of Oregon Volunteers and three troops of the Fourth Cavalry as infantry. The Buffalo's searchlight discovering the rebels unusually active about 10 o'clock in the evening, signaled the flagship for permission to fire upon them, and, this being granted, bom barded the enemy's trenches for twenty minutes. The only effect of the tire? was apparently to drive the rebeis fur ther inland. Beyond a few ineffectual volleys from the tre-ches, which were returned with Interest, the enemy made no demon stration, and all Is quiet along the rest of the line. Scouts claim to have seen General Pio del Pilar, who commanded the reb els at Paco, with his arm in a sling, directing the troops. General Montene gro, the insurgent commander-in-chief, is reported to be personally conducting the movements in front of General King's line at San Pedro Macati. Tha Signal Corps is arranging signals With the navy for future operations on th« left. With the exception of the port off Iloilo, trade with the Philippine ports ■ Is still blockaded. REBELS PEPPERING AWAY. Construe Our Retirement From San. Pedro Macati as Weakness. MANILA, Feb. 20.—(10:10 a. mj—The enemy have apparently realized the hopelessness of attacking the American position and are occupied chiefly by oc- casional sharpshooting from the jungle, whenever feasible. Fortunately, their ignorance of the use of sights minim izes, the effect of their guerrilla tactics. The retirement of General King's ad vance posts upon San Pedro Macati has evidently been construed by thet rebels as a sign of weakness, as they pressed forward along both sides of the river, persistently harassing the oc cupants of the town. Last night the rebels poured volley after volley into San Pedro Macati from, the brush on the adjacent ridge, but, fortunately, without effect. General King's headquarters, in the center oC the town, was the target for scores oC Remington and Mauser bulletts. The. rebels are using smokeless powder and. it is extremely difficult to locate indi vidual marksmen. TRANSPORT SHERIDAN. She Leaves New York For Manila Wijtk Troops Aboard. NEW YORK, Feb. 19.—The United States army transport Sheridan pulled out of her pier in Brooklyn at 3:30 ■ this afternoon on her way to Manila by way of the Suez Canal, with 1,835 enlisted men and officers and their wives and families to the number of ninety persons. The expedition is commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jacob H. Smith of the Twelfth United States Infantry, all of which is on board. Four companies from the Seventeenth United States In fantry and about twenty-five men left behind from the Sherman expedition completed the military complement. The vessel proper will be in charge of Quartermaster W. M. Coulling, and Captain Higgins is assigned as navi gator. The Sheridan is expected to. reach Manila In about fifty days. DEATHS AT MANILA. General Otis Reports the List of Dead and Wounded. WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. — MaJoC General Otis reports to the War De* partment under to-day's date the fol*, lowing deaths in his command: Manila, Feb. 19.—Following deaths since last week's report: February sth: Private Daniel K. White, C, Eighteenth Infantry, Iloilo, malarial fever and pneumonia. February 10th: Damlan Crossman. C, First Washington, chronic diar rhea. (Continued on Seventh Page.)