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THE STATE GUARD.
Cutler's Report Seems to Have liaised a Row. A Story Illustrating His Igno rance of Tactics. Col. Schreiber Called Him Down on a Faulty Command. Captain O'Connell's Keport to the War Department—He Recommends That All Officer* Be Appointed In stead of Elected. I The sole topic under discussion at the Seventh regiment armory yesterday was the remarkable report made to the in spector-general by Lieutenant Colonel Butler, which was given in full in the Herald. This report was contrasted with that made by Capt. O'Connell, and to say that the criticisms made were unfavor able, is drawing it mildly. Capt. O'Con nell's report is generally regarded as being a very fair and just one, and the boys do not object to being corrected for their mistakes, but they do object to what they consider an unjust and un called for attack. It is alleged that the division inspector scored the Seventh because he was called down at tbe inspection by Col. Schreiber for attempting to enforce a command not authorized by the tactics. The incident occurred while the en tire regiment was drawn up in line. Col. Cutler had finished his inspection of the field and staff officers and pro ceeded to the company commanders. The regiment stood at "order arms." Col. Cutler commanded "carry swords" and the officers executed the order. He then called out "inspection, swords!" The officers remained at a carry, and Col. Schreiber interposed an objection to such an order. The inspector re peated the command and with his own sword illustrated what he meant. As every one who haß been in the service knows, there is no inspection of officers' swords, the non-commissioned officers and privates armed with a sword being the only persons to execute "in spection swords." Colonel Cutler evidently did not know this, as he repeated the command three times, and desisted only after Colonel Schreiber positively refused to allow his officers to execute the movement. It is said that the inspector gave several other commands not contained in Upton, and on the whole did not demonstrate any alarming knowledge of military affairs. Great indignation is manifested at the recommendation that Company D be disbanded if the attendance does not materially improve. Here, again, the inspector is said to have gone beyond his province. He speaks of "drills," and the supposition among the guards men is that he means armory drills. In the published reports Company D is credited with as good an average attend ance as any company in the state, and at the camp it was up to the average of several other companies. In the face of these facts the boys cannot understand why this company waH singled out as the' scapegoat. Another point which has brought forth criticism is that the six companies of tho Ninth regiment are given the same percentage of merit. As was said in yesterday's Herald, the officers will not give out their opinions, but they are doing some tall thinking. In concluding his report to the war department Captain O'Connell speaks of the state troops as follows: "I do not believe there is another state organization superior to that of California in the essential features of a military body. The National guard of the state will compare favorably with the oldest and best organized guards in the eastern and middle states. Califor nia can put in the field in thirty days 30,000 fairly armed, equipped and drilled men, who, after a couple of months' ser vice, would be as steady and efficient as regulars, and could be depended upon to render a good account of themselves. In forty-eight hours' notice 4000 men can be concentrated at any threatened point within the commonwealth, and iv the security which this fact imparts to personal property and public institu tions lies the reward of the taxpayer who maintains this absolutely essential force. I trust the merchants and busi ness men of California will rise above mere mercenary interests and permit, as a duty, the attendance of their em ployes at the annual encampments, which in an emergency might prove their own salvation in the, protection of tho special business in which they are engaged, besides bringing to the ser\ice an intelligent and effective class of young men always to be relied upon for the protection of life and property. "I heartily recommend that an officer of the inspector-general's department of the army be detailed to inspect, at such time as he may see fit the records, arms, clothing and equipment of the national guard, and submit a report of the condi tion and strength of the guard yearly to the adjutant-general of the army. The war department should have its repre sentative in every camp of instruction held yearly in the several states of the union. "The term of enlistment in both reg ular and national guard service should be reduced to three years. I recommend that the militia of this state be organ ized into one division of three brigades, namely, the first brigade in San Fran cisco and vicinity, the second brigade in Stockton, Sacramento and adjacent ter ritory, and the third brigade at Los An geles, San Diego and surrounding coun try. There are at present too many brigadier-generals and merely orna mental staff officers. Only officers who do the work should have the rank. "All the regiments should be fully equipped with leggings, campaign hats and woven belts for field service of the patterns now in use in the regular army. The length of the encampments Bhould be two weeks, or at least ten days, for under the present system, no sooner have the men settled down to earnest work than they are called upon to get ready to go home. The range for target practice ought to be extended to 000 yards bo as to embrace the 200, 500 and 600 yard ranges, and the promiscuous practicing at the butts of officers and men should be discouraged. I invite the attention of the colonels to the great im portance of 'setting up' drill, and rec ommend a stricter compliance with tac tics in this connection. "The practice of electing company officers is a bad one and tends to the de struction of military discipline. Tbe custom should be abolished and the THE LOS ANGELES HERALD: MONDAY MtQRNTNG, SEPTEMBER 21, 1891. nomination of officers left to the chief executive of the state, who will issue commissions only after the aspirants have passed a satisfactory examination before a competent board of officers. The great desideratum of the regular service is an efficient body of non-com missioned officers. The want is also keenly felt in the national guard. Col onels of regiments should hold once a week a school for commissioned officers and strictly require their captains to hold the same fo- their non-commis-' eioned officers. "The time has come for a stronger and closer union between the federal government and tho national guards of the country. To promote and foster this relation and increase the efficiency of the guard, I recommend that the cap tains and first lieutenants of the skele ton companies of the army be detailed as adjutants of the different regiments of the national guard, so that every militia regiment will have a regular army officer for its adjutant, which de tail will last four years. As a further stop toward this more intimate union, I recommend that the central govern ment completely arm, clothe and equip the guard in every state in the union, aud that the said states defray the cost of transporting the troops to and irom the summer encampments, subsisting them while in camp, and in addition pay the soldier a fair day's wages, allow ing the officers the pay of the grade actually held by them aa prescribed by the army. Very respectfully, your obe dient servant, J. J. M'Connell, "Captain First United States In fantry." Colonel Schreiber was interviewed yes terday regarding the several recommen dations made by Captain O'Connell. He spoke substantially as follows: "1 con sider the report a very good one, and so far as that portion criticising the Sev enth regiment is concerned I can say that I am very well pleased with it. "Some of the recommendations made by Captain O'Connell are very good in deed, and in the main I fully agree with him. There are several points to be made against some of his ideas. For instance, I do not believe it would be for the best interests of the guard to take the power of electing commissioned offi-' cers from tho companies. "In many things the militia is neces sarily run under different regulations from those governing the regular army, and to my mind the appointment of a man to a captaincy in a company, to the members of which he might be an utter stranger or some one whom they disliked, would lead to a great amount of dissatisfaction. I believe the officers should be elected as they are now. "I do not agree with "Captain O'Con nell that the adjutant of each regiment should be a regular army officer. That office should be as it is now, an appoint ive one, so that the colonel of each regi ment may choose for his chief of staff a man whom he can feel assured is in sym pathy with him. "The proper thing in my estimation would be to have a regular army officer detailed as inspectorgeneial. If that could be done, better results would be achieved. Under the present state of things the adjutant-general's office un dergoes a change with every election, and the result is a change of ideas every time a new man goes in. The office should be taken out of politics and an army officer detailed and allowed to re main." LAWYERS LEARN LAW. Mrs. Foltz Teaches Henley & Swift a Costly Lesson. Mrs. Clara Foltz, as attorney for Mrs. Ella E. Hunt, had an opportunity to teach law to the law firm of Henley & Swift yesterday, says the San Francisco Examiner. Mrs. Hunt, the sister of Lilly Post, the actress, is suing her husband, W. M. Hunt, for divorce on the grounds of cruelty, and Mrs. Foltz is her lawyer. Hunt desired a change of venue from this city to Los Angelea, where his busi ness interests are situated, and sent a Los Angeles lawyer, M. V. Biscailuz, to San Francisco to petition for the same. He retained Henley & Swift as advisory counsel, and left them to complete the proceedings for securing the change of venue. They set about this business without the remotest regard to the statu tory requirements in such cases. They jußt let mattarß take care of themselves until yesterday morning, when they ap peared before Judge Levy, when the case was called and asked for a change of venue. Mrs. Foltz objected. She called the attention of the court to the utter ignorance of the law displayed by the counsel for the defense, when it made such an application in the way it' had done. The city attorney for the de fendant looked at Mr. Biscailuz and then at Mrs. Foltz and inquired her reasons for maktng such a statement. The lady lawyer thereupon explained that the statutes expressly declare that no application for a change of venue in such a case can be made until after the defendant has filed either an answer or a demurrer, and in the case of Hunt vs. Hunt the defendant had refrained from filing one or the other. In view of the fact that the attorneys had entirely overlooked the law in the case Judge Levy denied the application for the change of venue, and set the hearing for Wednesday next. And Henley & Swift have learned some law. To the Public. We advertise at present for a firm whose preparations have proven, in our own family, all they claim to be. We refer to Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. We stand up for this medicine because we have tested it. This is not an advertisement for the medicine, it is simply our testi mony regarding it after a fair trial. —Hountzalle (Pa.) Observer. For s ale by C. F. Heinzeman, 222 North Main, Druggist. A Druggist Surprised. J. G. Bone, a druggist at Dunmore, Pa., Bays he haa never sold a medicine that gave such universal satisfaction as Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar rhoea Remedy, and that the large de mand for it has been a great surprise to him. It is sold here by C. F. Heinze man, 222 North Main, Druggist. DRPRICE'S /sDalttßaking U>jPowden Used in Millions of Homes-— 40 Years the Standard. THE RAILROADS. JUSTICE STEPHEN J. FIELD TO DE CIDE THE RAILROAD CASES. An Attempt to Set Aside the Lease of the Central Pacific to the Southern Pacific Company—News Notes. In November, 1890, suits were com menced in the United States circuit court by the United States against the Central Pacific Railroad company, the Southern Pacific company, the Western Union Telegraph company and the At lantic and Pacific Railroad company, says the San Francisco Chronicle. The object of the suits waß to set aside the lease made by the Central Pacific Rail road to the Southern Pacific company of its road and franchise, which, it is al leged, "was attempted on purpose to weaken or destroy tho lien of the gov ernment in and upon its properties and to postpone and avoid the payment and satisfaction of the bonds and the annual obligation thereon to the government." It was also sought to set aside the con tract by which the Central Pacific com pany granted to the Western Union Tel egraph company the right to construct and maintain and operate telegraph lines along the defendant's road, as a violation of the agreement between the railroad and the government, by which the railroad was required to construct, maintain and operate such telegraph lines itself. All the defendants have filed pleas in abatement, or made motions to dismiss on the ground of want of jurisdiction, the telegraph company alleging that it is not a resident or inhabitant of this circuit, but of New York, in which state it is incorporated, and the Southern Pa cific company alleging that it is an in habitant of the state of Kentucky. Yesterday a stipulation waa filed by the attorneys for all the parties to the suit, that the pleas to the jurisdiction and the motions to dismiss should be argued on October Ist, at 11 a.m., at Washington, in the consultation-room of the United States supreme court, be fore Justice Stephen J. Field, sitting as circuit justice for this circuit, and that the decisions of the justice shall be filed in this circuit, and judgments or orders entered thereon as the judgments or orders of the circuit court. NOTES. The movement in dried fruit is not fairly under way as yet, but promises to be much heavier than last year. A few carloads of raisins have been started eastward, but it will be nearly a month before this class of shipments will claim much attention from the freight men. The green fruit season, which opened during the latter part of May, will be the heaviest ever known in the state, and shipments of this character will probably double those of the previous year. Up to and including September 17th the Southern Pacific company has moved 2343 carloads against 1904 for the same period in 1890. There is no longer any doubt concern ing the construction of a road from Deming, N. M., to Sonora, Mexico. John W. Young is reported to be inter ested in this scheme. and it is said that he has succeeded in raising $600,000 in England, enough to build the first sixty miles. The road will be a standard gauge, with seventy-pound steel rails. Assistant General Superintendent R. H. Pratt, of the Southern Pacific com pany, has returned to San Francisco from a brief visit to Southern Califor nia. T. K. Statler, general agent of the Northern Pacific, has returned from this city to San Francisco. President Allen .VJanvel, of the Santa F£, is due here tomorrow from the north. S. L. Moore, general freight agent of the Northern Pacific, is in Sau Fran cisco. Mr. Albert Minnick, car inspector here of the Santa Fe railroad, has jußt pat ented a ventilating device for fruit cars which can be attached to any kind of a car, says the Colton Chronicle. It is rather a simple invention, but will do the work effectively of preventing or anges from freeziug in cold weather, as it can be easily opened or closed while the train is in motion. The coßt per car will not be over $10, and the car can be immediately used for the transportation of any freight. Every railroad official and mechanic who has seen the device of Mr. Minnick pronounces it an un doubted success. Will Bo Given Away. All of our loading druggists are givii g away a large number of trial bottles of Dr, Miles' celebrated Restorativo Nervine. They guarantee it to cure headache, dizziness, nervous prostration, sleeplessness, the ill effects of spirits, tobacco, coffee, etc. Druggists say it Is the greatest seller they ever knew, and is universally satisfactory. They also guarantee Dr. Miles' New Heart Cure in all cases of ner vous or organic heart diseate, palpitation, pain in side, smothering, etc. Fine book on ''Nervous and Heart Diseases" free. Answer This Question. Why do so many people we see around us seem to prefer to suffer aud be made miserable by ln>Hgeßtion, Constipation, Dizziness, Losb of Appetite, Coming up of the Food, Yellow Bkin, when for 75c we will sell them Shiloh's Vitalizer, guaranteed to cure them. Sold wholesale by Haas, Baruch & Co., and all re tall druggists. Go to Mullen, Bluett Si Co. for clothing. Tourist Bleeping cars.JLosJAngeles to Montreal, without change by the Santa Fe route. Oo to Mullen, Bluett & Co. for clothing. Speaking ol jersey suits lor small boys, why you never saw such beauties as Mullen, Bluett & Co. have just received. They range in price from $1 to ?ti,and are iv three shades, blue, brown and ecru. Go to Mullen, Bluett & Co. for clothing. 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