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PRESIDENT TAFT 10 RALLY REPUBLICANS Refuses to Abandon Hope for Measures on His Legisla tive Programme. WILL SUMNOiv INSURGENTS Believes He Can Obtain Suffi cient Votes to Fass Railroad Bill in Senate — Brooklyn Trip Cancelled. [From Tin Tribune Bureau-] Washington. May <-».— The President positively refuses tx> accept the pessi mistic view of the legislative situation hold by some of his supporters in Con gress, and he purposes to raT the Re publican forces with the hope of obtain ing the enactment not only of the rail road bill but of the other measures on his legislative programme. Mr. Taft be lieves that an even better bill will come out of conference than is sent there, as he thinks then are many members of Congress who will permit a conference report to go througH containing pro visions they would not vote for sepa rately. To-morrow he will summon to the White House four insurgent Sena tors, Messrs. Gamble. Crawford. Burkctt and Brown, and will endeavor to per suade them to support the administra tion as against the insurgent-Demo cratic coalition. Senators Crane and Elkins went to the v h*te House to-day and report* the situation. They >-aid they had forty four votes assured for the interstate commerce bill without the traffic agree ment and merger sections, and needed throe more votes to make a comfortable •working majority, although, with two more votes on the floor and that of the Vice-president they could pass the bill. Mr. Taft expressed confidence in his a'.,i".ity to obtain three and probably four more votes. The President declared be v.uuld thed no tears over the loss of thv<se sections. The House having adopted in committee of the whole Sec tions 13. 14 and 15. providing for federal control of railroad capitalization and securities, the President believes it pos sible that effective provisions along these lines may be framed in conference and adopted in the two houses. Messrs. Crane and Elkins told the President they were certain they could command fifty-five votes against the long-and-short-haul clause, at which in formation he expressed himself gratified. He is disposed to believe he can obtain the acceptance by the House of a con ference report which eliminates this clause. The President has great faith in the loyalty of the House insurgents, anl while he regards some of the additions they have made to the bill as radical he ltlievcs they will not carry their in sistence to a petal -which will endanger the ■ire measure, especially as he is in a position to promise serious considera tion of the inclusion of railroad and tele graph lines under- the interstate com merce law at the next session of Con gress. Altogether the President's position may }. summed up as decidedly Optimistic Tvparding the entire legislative situation, Senator R<xit went to the White House i.. -night and had an extended talk with jir Taft. He will also be in to-morrow's « .nferrnce. The President wants !•• know .in ft what the situation is and what the plans of the Senate leaders a:e. On the information he receives to morrow « in probably depend his decision es to whether or not he will sneak on the legislative situation at Pafsalc, X. J., on Monday night. As a v..t<- in the Senate is probable r* xt week th*» President has cancelled his engagement to witness the launch- Ing of the battleship Florida at the New y...rk Navy Yard on Thursday. TrOLLEY CAR KILLS CHILD Passengers Worked to Release Body of Three- Year-Old Boy. Louif SIM three years old, who lived tt N*>. l€m Madison avenue, was run over Biid instantly killed by a ■ nthboand Madi f-on avenue car at 11-th street last nijiht. The chiH waiis T^a>'i»R | n the street, and did siot realize his danger until too ]■•■ to f-t o:it of the way of the ■■'■■■■■ ca". One of the front wheels passed over his tody; and be was ««deed under th» truck bffore the motorman. Richard Joyce, of No. EC ■ tm ■■■.> avenue, could Mop the car. Mph an<i Tomen passengers ; pushed th«> <_-ir hack so that Joseph Disango, ■ boot black, could craw! under it and release the child's body. Dr. Richards* or the Harlem Ho.-pital. sail that death had b'-pn Instantaneous. Joyce was arrested on ft technical charge of horr.i'-ide. VALUABLE SEAL CATCH Nineteen Vessels Return with Cargoes Worth $627,833. ?1 Johns. X K. May »T— Reports from the Eteamers ensafred- in the seal fishery lum ended, show that the catch was the jnopt valuable of any for thirty j-ears. The nineteen st«-anifrs that returned, the 'c<-!:incl havinpr been lost, brought G35.3J1 t-e«ls, valued at frZ'T.&E. I^s^t year the <atch xcas 'Jffj,?y2 s=ca!^. valued at $457,930. GETS SIX MONTHS IN PASSAIC !»o Other Punishment for Han Who Had Reputation for Truthfulness. I'at.r^on. N. J., May C (SperfaOAKdward Itithsrisoii was s< nunced '<> two years in lli« siiti* i«ri«on i»-<!ay fov st.-a!in.u a MJit of • i',i.i;inp. but Ms ro;Mi»at:<<:) for trutjilul- Ji'st. <ai:w\! Judsc Scott t-« reosnfi<2or tiie j "«i;i* thins I wIU ray s*';->ui tlie prisoner." j ! ' ; iUo'inaii Call i«ld in. <-.i:rt. "Im- is o:ie j of 'h* tnost tiuthf::i rowi ! }i:i\< l ever >><!». I 1 ': f :i Ik- «oni?iilis an ofl«;«cc '•<■ never «Je- i "I:i that <&>^," !'.-J^.- fi ..it sai.'. "If vita] •■'ill K«Tto PaVsaic a:;! live there --is caoiiths] t! a; 5s a!l v..v |.<mlfJirricni 1 will yivt- you.'" | H'-.-imrOioii irorr;i<-e'i. a::.l vrun released. VRS. E. P. COYNE GETS DIVORCE. U< nc-. Nov., May C— Mary Gating Coyne. ivijv- of £d«ara l\ o,jn*', turfman nn<\ j uilf:. or N, v. York, nn<i daughter of J. K. j Ua'JtiK, r< << \r^ : , <; ».. jfoj fo of (ijyurte here! to-day ■■?• t!, c »; ni.ii.i f ,ie^crtion. .Mr. \ Co>t>f uiJ iio; cu.'ittst t:ie tuiu j - . . _■-*..*. . _• ■— - ■!■■ ■ i ■ ■■! ■— n ,^ n ,, :::■ f^ rial)1 _ iII( X NKW-YOHK, SATI HDAY. MAX 7, HMOC— SIXTEEN PAGES. THE LIVING DESCENDANTS OF KING EDWARD VII. KING EDWARD VII. QUEEN ALEXANDRA. ..... Born Vovmber S\ I Ml. Hern December 1. 1844. "i -. v ... • . Died May «, l&IO. ■-" > " I ! Married March 10. ~~ ■ '■'.':-.■ „..._ I _.--- wivrWS! OF WALES CRIS-.EPS 1/HISE. DUKE OF FIFE. PRINCESS VICTORIA. QUEEN MAUD KINO tiAAKON Jy ]\^^:%^^'- X™ M ». IS6V. >sorn Nov. 10, 1840. Bom Jul y 6, IttS. Bor? A STW Born June 3, 1565. . . - i ' ■ II.L_I L — J Married July 6. ISL3. Married July 27. 1869. Married July 22. ISO 6. I f I . PRINCE OLAK j I • ' Born July 2, 11* 3. PBXNCBSS ALEXANDRA. PRINCESS MAUD. , Born May 17. l&'Jl. Corn April 3, IS'J3. I "" f ~~ f —~— - .;; - -p- I PRIVCE EDWARD. PRINCE ALBERT. PRINCESS '-VICTORIA PRINCB HENRY. ;'■ • PmxrnGEOPCE Z^'w v>° Bora June 23. lb'M. Born Dec. 14, ISBS. ALEX.\NDHA. . • Born March 31. I'JtM). - <; Born Dec. 2U. 10tr.>. Born July U. 1J1.5. . Born . Aiirii 25. 1597. . , '^, -... - .'■ . - ' ■ * __^^_^^_^^^^^^^^^^_ HAVENS LOSES OFFICE? Fails to File Election Expenses Four Hundred Bodies Recovered Within Ten Days. from Earthquake Ruins. ACCOUNTS JUST RECEIVED FATALITIES MUCH LARGER Refused by Commissioner of Elections, Who Quotes the Penal Code. Rochester, May •>. — Because of his fail ure to Bie his election expenses within the ten days after election prescribed by law. James B. Haven?, Democrat, who ■ ■ ted to Congress from the 32d ct on April 19. over George W. Al : dridge, Republican, has forfeited his of- Bee, according to authorities quutt-J here : Mr. Havens sent his account of elec j tion expenses from Washington to be filed here, and when it was presented this morning H. Alden Nichols. Commis sioner of Elections, refused to accept it, holding that under the law be had no right to accept such a statement after the expiration of ten days. Commissioner Nichols quotes Section 77C. of the Penal Code, which provides • for the filing of election expenses, and says In closing: ; "Any candidate for office who refuses 'or neglects to file a statement, as pre scribed in this section, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall also forfeit his | office." . *• . i All statements of the expenses of can i didates are to be tiled in the office of the : Commissioner of Elections, according to Section 23G of the election law. It is held 'that Mr. Havens should have filed his expense account not later than i April 29 : ' " HAVENS GETS AN EASY JOB. : Washington. May 6. — Representative James S. Havens, the recently elected Democratic , . mbei from X<\v York, was; I appointed by Speaker Cannon to-day to th« Committee on Railroads and Canals, which •i- saM t>> have held only r 'i>° meeting sine* I Slit 'I'il \V«K Mr. Havens said that, cvl- I <!oni!v. h- was not sHiicr to be "bothered j with \vrk," arnl he was ell satisfied. AMERICAN AID SEMT i Red Cress Cables $5,000, from ! Emergency Fund, to Costa Rica. ! Washln*rt« n. May 6.— Prompt action for the relief of t!.e injured end homeless In j Cartapo. Costa Ric-i. and in • i her places I from tt:er«' to iv.rt Union, was taken by i jfie American National Red Cross to-day. As .«• on hs ihe iK-ws of the disaster , j reached them *he ciflclals of the Red Cr< as j I withdrew |S.COTi from -Its • •■!!'■ ■.-. !■ . fund; ! i'lii!. Jhrousfh tiio Kt:-uo Department, cabled. i Jtln' money to Ousiavu^ 1. Monroe, jr.. i jt.iiitx' States Ciiargfi d'Affelres .it 'San ; ' j. ~f-. CV'&ta Hi i. i Sir. Jlniino was authorized to make the j j' dlslmiWment «'f the money In lift own i j iiisrr«tk>:!, and the State Department i?ave j him authority to go to <"artj»(?<» or m nd a ! (■onsular «>tlic< r there to ascertain the true | i on'iit'ons cf thtr affair. foTitriljUtinr.s tor the ai<l •■• t||4 earth- j j <i;::J*- f ' ("UffcrcMS in <*<>sta lUca will I.c ie-' halved by il<- Red Crors •;:•:.••■ .,. I i tonal headqiwrteri here or by ui.j . i the J I St.l' l Ud Cross '.re^surtifc 1 THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE LATE MONARCH. THE NKW KING. KING EDWARD VII. Who died at Buikinplmiu I'alace last uight. *V!io tdll probably take the title of George V. CARTACO, CIIY OF DEAD President and President-Elect Reach Stricken City with Medical Aid and Supplies. San J«.s.-. Costa Rita, May G. — The earthquake which laid waste the town of Cartage, in the province of Cartago, occurred at 6:50 o'clock on Wednesday night. It came without warning ' an'l continued about eighteen seconds. In that brief space of time th»» buildings of the place collapsed, burying hundreds of person?. The- dead were first estimated at fire hundred, but it is believed to night that the fatalities were much I greater. Many hundreds more were' mi i jured. Late to-day four hundred bodies had been recovered. Following the shock twilight was \ j turned to the darkness of midnight by \ clouds of dust that rose from the ruins. ' Panic ensued, and the cries of the in jured and fleeing survivors filled the air. j Survivors hurried to the telegraph office to summon help from this city and Ala . juela. only to find the operators dead, ; j the wires down and railroad traffic badly ] i Impeded. ' As soon as the news reached San Jos£ ' ■ President Gonzales Vlquez; accompanied i I by President-elect Ricardo Jimenez ;;n'i i : many doctors and nurses, with a supply lof medicines, started. on a special train i j for the scene of the disaster to lend first aid 'to the survivors. On the Presi- j I dent's arrival at Cartago martial law j j was Immediately, proclaimed, In order to i facilitate the maintenance of order. I ! Provisions and clothing were also "dis- ! patched from here. i Throughout to-day special trains ar ! rived bringing the wounded, who filled i i the hospitals arid many private houses j which had been surrendered for the pur pose by their owners. Hundreds of survivor* are camped out- j Bide the ruined city awaiting transporta- ; tion to other points. They are being fed Lit the public expense. Seven carloads ) of provisions have been dispatched from here and Alajuela. j The beautiful ■Peace Palace, erected through the generosity of Andrew Car inegie. was converted into ; , pile f <;'lris. . Other public buildings met the same fate. .Many students of the Col lf.fr,;. of the Salesian Fathers were killed Only three <>' them escaped uninjured. The work of rescue was greatly im peded t'.v falllns walls, which blocked the narrow streets. The tremors con-, I tinue to-night and th«- terror of the. peo ple increases as time passes. The gen- j rral fear of further shocks of a severe character has extended to the neighbor- ' Ins towns. />nly the early hour of the evening at which the disaster occurred prevented a much greater loss of human life. At the time many people were in the open. So 1-'""1 -'"" no deaths have been i reported from the American colony. Th.* disaster v.as not preceded by any Activity of the volcano Peaz or of other , .' • - - Continued on fourth [:uge. BIRD OF_PARADISE HERE Skipper Who Brings It Smiles at an Offer of $500. Captain Percy Watson of the steam ship Muncaster Castle brought to port yesterday from the Far East a healthy bird of paradise, for which he is asking J M.(m>:>. According to several profes sional and amateur ornithologists . who looked it over yesterday, the bird is a splendid specimen. Raymond L. Dit mars, of the New York Zoological Gar den, in The Bronx, was so pleased with the ray creature that he offered the skipper fSCO. When the offer was made Captain Watson, who knows something or" bird vaiues am] the law of supply and de mand, merely smiled. "If any one wants the bird lif> may have it for $1,000." said the skipper. "It is worth that, and I shall hold out for my price. If the bird dies then I am the loser, but t hat is my own risk.'" It was said yesterday that an effort was being made to have John D. Rocke feller buy the bird and present it to the garden in The Bronx. COUNCILMAN SIMON CONVICTED Jury in Case of Councilman Moran Disagrees in Pittsburg. Plttshurg. May I— Councilman A. V. Simon was found gufity r>n two Indictments of bribery to-day after the jury had been out twenty-two hours. A previous jury was unable to reach an agreement. After being out almost forty-nine hours, the Jury considering the case of Councilman T. I M'>ran was discharged, neinK unable to asree on a verdict ASQUITH STARTS FOR LONDON. Madrid, May 6.— The Prime Minister, Mr. Asquith, an<l Reginald McKenna, First Lord of tho British Admiralty, who have been in Andalusia, left Seville this after noon for London. MR. TAFT EXPRESSES AMERICA'S SORROW. [Fm>p; The Tribune Bni Mil.] Washington, Maj 6. -President Taft. on learning of the death of Kins Bdward to-night, seni the following caiil- dispatch to Queen Alexandra: May 6, 1910. To Her Majesty Queen Alexandra: Bi-ckingham Palace, London. On the sad occasion of the death of King Edward. I effer to your majesty and to your son, his illustrious successor, the most profound sympathy of the people and of the government of the United States, whose hearts go out to their British kinsmen in this, their national bereavement. To this I add the expression to your majesty ?;nd to the new King of my own personal sympathy and of my appreciation of those high qualities which made the life of the late King so potent an influence toward peace and justica arronrj the natrons. WILLIAM H. TAFT. The following message was s'-nt to the American Imbaifsador at London l>y thi Secretary ! ' Slate: American Embassy, London. Apart from the message which the President has sent to Queen Alexandra, you will make to the British government appropriate expression of the sympathy cf the President, the government and people of the United States in the loss by their nntish kinsmen of a ruler so beloved and so distinguished among the na tions for the influence of his kindliness and wisdom toward a'l that is best. P. C. KNOX. Secretary Knox also made the following statemeni The people of the United States are sure to feel for their British kinsmen deep sympathy in the loss of their wise, tactful and kindly ruler. King Edward VII had qualities which made his fine in'hsence to be felt in many international affairs, nnd this influence was always found on the side of peace and justice. THREE CHILDREN RUN DOWN Two Chauffeurs Held, One Gets Away, in Series of Accidents. Three children were run down and badly injured by automobiles in dif ferent parts of the c!ty last night. In two cases tlie victims were carried to a hospital in the machines and the chauf feura arrested. The chauffeur of the third <ar put on speed and escaped. The victim of this accident was Joseph Schober. of No. 923 Eighth avenue. He was riding a bicycle at Broadway and ."tOtli street when he wa ; run down. Several witnesses caught the number of the machine and reported it to the po lice. Schober was taken to Roosevelt Hospital, suffering from injuries to his hi;.. At Convent avenue and 133 d street a taxicab driven by Ulysses Shannon, of No. <"»•> West lolst street, knocked down Joseph Pearson, of No. 14S1) Amsterdam avenue, who received a bad scalp wound and general contusions. While playing In front of her home, at No. 3M West 43d street. Margaret Ping ran behind a wagon directly in front of an automobile in which Mrs. Charles Hathaway, of No. 155 Prospect street. East Orange, was riding, and received a broke:-, leg and possible internal injuries. SUPREME JUDGES CRITICISED Erie County Bar Holds Cases Are Not Decided According to Law. Buffalo. May «. At n meeting of the Erie County Bar Association to-day speeches w; ye made criticising some of the Supreme Court trial qnd Appellate judges of Western New York for an al ieged tendency to de< id* cases according to Individual n"tio:i rather than to law. The following resolution was adopted: Resolv* .1. That it is detrimental to public welfare for the Judges of this state to ig iii re well settled principles in order to cnohle them to render decisions which con form more c'osel'v to Ihe mis* «>f justice an i riplit of the individual Judge or judges constituting the court. Department of State, Washington, May 6, 1910. _»_ .i. i.|)t/ nVl' i I«'X r 'T' In City of »w York. Jersey ' ifT and Ilobokea. IT* lIXLKjI-J vflilJ V^JjrN I ELSEWHERE TWO CENTS. KING EDWARD DEAD; GEORGE V ON THRONE British Sovereign Expires from Bronchial Pneu monia After a Short Illness. ROYAL FAMILY AT DEATHBED Prince of Wales Succeeds Without Ceremony — "I Hay? Done My Duty," Says Dyin^ King — Ail England in Mourning — Crowd* at Palace During Day — End Just Before Midnight — Political Chaos. [By r-aMe tr> The Trlbun*.] London. May ".—King Edward died af 11:4.1 last night. The news, which has plunged the I ith empire into mourning, came soon after midnight, and was foreshadowed by M >e bulletins issued earlier in t'.ie day. each one being of graver character than its predecessor. There were comparatively f>w peopl nl:out the streets at the end. as it had teen announced that there would be «v* further bulletins until morning, but the clubs were crowded and the tragir "ii<l of Edward the Peacemaker was the sole topic of conversation. Mldnißht editions W*ffl published it once by the leading papers;. It is impossible to say what effect t'a ■ King's death will hav ■:- on the political .ituation. but it spells ruin for rr.arv London tradesmen for this season. The Prince of Wal 3 s will be pro claimed King probably to-morrow ;tn<l hp will assume the t!tle of George V on ascending the throne. According to precedent the news of the demise of the sovereign was at on c communicated to the Mansion Boose The City of London, always jealous of its privileges, looks upon association v ith the reigning monarch as one of its cherished possessions, and within a few miantca of the King's death the sad in telligence was conveyed to Lord Mayor Knill, who. as Privy Councillor, will '>c present at the proclamation of the new sovereign to-day. The official notice ported outside th>; Mansion House was very brief and read ac follows: "At 11:4.1 p. in. the King has jut I-spsed away." It seemed a strangely quiet intimation. for the City streets were practically de serted and it had evidently been ex pected that the first news wosjM bfl r.nnouneed from the gates of Bucking ham Palace. The Prime Minister is hurrying hoBM from abroad, but is not expected U> reach London before Sunday evening. It i 3 probable, however, that, as was the case on the occasion of the death of Queen Victoria, the members of the Privy Council will assemble with the new King at St. James* Palace to-day ;:nd declare their allegiance to him. London in Gloom. Public anxiety had deepened every hour respecting his majesty, and the capital was shrouded in gloom at mid night. The first bulletin, signed by five physi cians, was grave enough, and the mcosml was terribly alarming, ending with the word "critical." Between these official declarations there were the inventions of rumor mongers, including the an nouncement of his majesty's death, for stock jobbing purposes, and a wild canard that he was suffering from can cer. Later announcements showed that bronchitis had Ken followed by pSMO monia, that the King's heart action was most alarming and that Pir Francis Laking said about noon that the King could not live more than twenty-four hours. There was a series of vague rumors during the evening, but nothing t.. en •eourage either the h«>st of silent wati h ors arounil Buckingham Palace or the swarms of anxious inquirers at the clubs and in Fleet Street. Lord Knollys and other rowrt officials had admitted that the King's condition was most alarming and that the crisis of the disease was expected in the early hours of the morning. Symptoms of Pneumonia. The King's obstinate cough had not been relieved by the change of air to Sandringharn. His cold, probably, bad !,f f n increased during the \veek-»r.l visit, yet he made light of it when Am bassador Reid saw him --n Tuesday. He said that it was bronchial, and cooM easily be thrown oft. It was n>>t until Thursday afternoon that it became ;ip l-arent that there were throat complica tions and symptoms of I neunionia. and meanwhile he had granted many auii pneos and transacted ionsiderabie l-usi ness. The change which came suddenly at an early hour yesterday morning was due to a rise in temperature and a dis turbance of the heart action. These symptoms of pneumonia were accom panied by the stoppage of the smaller air tubes. A throat specialist was called in and oxygen was administered to facilitate breathing and to stimulate the heart. There was no difficulty with the diges tive processes, but the failure of the heart was dreaded by the physician. While the struggle for life was In progress the palace was surrounded by silent throng* awaiting the issue of bul letins, and as mary as two thousand vis itors called to sign books and to leave cards. Family in the Palace. The Duke of Connaughfs family were far away in Suez, ami Princess Henry of Butt*nberg and the Queen of Norway THE DEATH OF THE KING. King Edward, surrounded fay all the members of the royal family in Eng land, died at Buckingham Palace at 11:45 last right. The Prince of Wales succeeded to the throne under the title of George V, and will take the oath before the Privy Council to-day. The King's death (eaves th« empire in a grave political situation. it is believed that the struggle between the Lords and the Commons will be tem porariiy abandoned. Messages of grief and sympathy have been received from all British dominions and from foreign nations which have heard the news of Eng land's loss. were also absent, but the other member* of the King's family were in the palace, the Prince and Princess ..f Wales beln~ almost continuously with the Queen.. The Archbishop of Canterbury paid; two visits to the palace and was in readi ness. with the Lord Chamberlain, to an nounce the succession Of the Prince of Wales in the event of a fatal termina tion of the King's conflict with disease. The Lord Chancellor and Lord Crew* lll0i1»ITJ also had keen summoned to London *<> that a meeting of the Privy Council misrht be held for opening the new reign. AH these precautions had been taken, so that the traditions of monarchy might he maintained in an extremity, but spe cial intercession services were begun in St. Paul's. Westminster Abbey and hun dreds of churches that the life of the most statesmanlike and useful modern sovereign might be spared, and that the empire might be delivered from an irre parable loss. KING TAKES OATH TO-DAY • — — — — — — Privy Council Called — Hours of Edward VII f By The Associated Press. 1 London. May 7. -King Edward VII died at 11:4." o'clock last night, after a s-hort illness. The Prince of Wales is King, .issuming the title of George V. and will take the oath before the Privy Council at 2 o'clock this afternoon. The prince succeeded to the crown im mediately, according to the laws of the kingdom, without official ceremony. His first official act was to dispatch to tho Lord Mayor' the announcement of his father's death, in pursuance of custom. His telegram read: I am deeply grieved to inform you that my beloved father, the King, passed away peacefully at 11:45 to-night. GEORGE. The physicians soon afterward issued their official bulletin, which was ■■ fol lows: May K. I1:M p. m. — His majesty th« King breathed his last at 11:43 to-night, in the presence of her majesty Queen .Alexandra, the Prince and Princess of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duchess of Fife. Princess Victoria and Pi Ism.— Louise, the Duchess of Argyll. LA KING. REID. POWELL. l-AV.S' >N. Pneumonia, following bronchitis, is believed to have been the cause of, death, but the doctors thus far have re fused tr> make a statement. Some >f the King's friends ore convinced that orry over the critical political situa tion which confronted him. with sleep less nights, aggravated, if it did r.ot cause, the fatal illness. The King refused to remain in bed yesterday morning. He insisted on get ting up to transact business of state as usual with his secretary, facing his ill ness with courage and determination. He had numerous attacks of choking and coughing, ami ore bad paroxjsna of coughing in the forenoon. Tnr paroxysms recurred frequently in the afternoon, un til evening, when the attacks took tho form of failure of breath. Although the King lapsed Into a comatose condition. he remained sir ins: up. and oxygen was freely administered. It was about 10 o'clock when ' >r3 - Inking and Reid conveyed to the Queen, the Prince of Wales and other members of the family, who were waiting «n an adjoining room, the tidings thai there was no h<T><* nnd that death wa^a mere matter of time. The King was then partly conscious, and soon afterward ral lied sufficiently t.» recognize hi* wife and Besides the nearest relatives in Eng land. the Duke of Fife and the Arch i ishop of Canterbury wore in the death . amber. The King's brother, the l»uk«» ,' Connaught. will his family, hi at Suez, hastening home 'mm Africa. The King's daughter. Queen Mai of Nor way, will start for England to-morrow. The intelligence that the. end of Kin* Edward's reign had cosae was not - a surprise at the last. The people had been expecting to hear it at any hour iJnce the evening's bulletin was posted at Buckingham Palace and ftashel throughout the kingdom The capital received it without excitement, but sad-