Newspaper Page Text
TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. Jl4. |Os Angeles Theater ViC^tWS^ MATINEE TODAY—2:IO P. M.— p f?± . . . va* jfcnrieita vtuart Jzooson TONIGHT— JH & 00 t and Jf,s friends —Mß.-ROBSON AS THE FOOL s vow on sale. I'rlces, 26c, 50c, 76c, 11.00, 11.60. TclorhonoMain 70. " Next attraction-Three Nights and Wednesday Matinee, Beginning Monday, Jan. 24 Messrs. Smythe and Rice r*n Owl-n. S* ». Present the Quaint Comedian f/fr. U/llliQ LolltOr In the Bi X Baldwin 077 ST 077 success One ///an jtrom //fextco ,O »;?*.W C,,V " f Baldwin Theater, Han I'renclsco, nnd turning hundreds > nightly. NO MJGU HIT IN YKAHB XX I KaMULY FUNNY. Seats now on sale es-2 .<■, ■■oc. ,j C , H.IK). «t ;,u Telephone Main 70 Jmpson Auditorium and eighth CorrVj/ Ttfatinoo 2:30 A child only 9 years old, the most wonderful musical Remus before the American lie today. Absolutely the last appearance before goinu; on her tour. J&'ttie !Paioma Schramm Assisted by MIM MYRTLE MARKSON, a 16-year old Coltralto MISS KMTII lIAINBB, Accompanist. lusive Management Fitzgerald Music Co (J. T. FITZGERALD) Seats now on sale at Fitzgerald Music Co., 113 S. Spring St. SO Cants Sonera/ Jtdmission. Reserved Seats, 7Bc, SI.OO. 3ma will improvise upon motifs whi.-h she has never seen or heard before, and which be handed her from the audience, thereby demonstrating the supernatural gift which wee maiden possesses. jj\ a Los Angeles' Society Vaudeville Theater ty"<<»™ today v W v vVwV American debut, direct from Europe, Then Avolos, •';* : 9 ' (he world's greatest acrobats; Musical Dale. Cam ologjst; Kltly Mitchell, the winsome singing comedienne; La Petite Opheltta, premier »«OJt| Kiliiore sisters, in a new and original comedietta. "The Irish 400; " Last week o! lefta.'contortionist; M da Felix, Vaudevlllo circus; Prof Dahertv's Cuilne circus. I'F.H NEVKR CHANOINd. t.vmliig Heserrcd Seats. 26c and 50c; OallorT, 10c. Regular inees WealqnsdaT. Saturday and Sunday Tjslennona Main 1447 >urbank Theater JOIIX t: ' ™***> Tlie only theater In the city with heating tscllitles. light and Remainder rf% _ , &SS!T vAc lavements of yiar/s PRESENTED BY J am ft £fa w Andhisown 1r '"- B»<>j Me- I'honc Main 1270 jrand Attraction Four Superb Artists First appearance in this city of 77Jaginei~97fullini Concert Company ANfr <SW SBrandt rAMOU9 AT THE 9few Vienna buffet 112-116 Court Street, between Main and Spring PAUL KERKOW, Prop.... • 5T BEST COMMERCIAL LUNCH istamission J'ree 1N THE C | TY Park F . d . BLACK, Lessee and Manager. J&ares and JConnds Soiden Coursing W?*«t tlatious Racing fmidav and Monday, commencing at 9 oeioek Sunday and 1U:8J Monday, the popular tavoritos cutvreil lor the IJOU purse. . . SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS . . SUNDAY AFTEHNOON (irnnil Ilatlooii .Ascension by the world-renowned Professor linru Earlsinn. MONDAY AFTKRXOOS—Hor.o vs. Hlcycle. Three mile race between a triplet ridden by y. Uromweil anil Palmer, and Bob Hackney's great running horse, Prince Hooker, for jrse oi 11(H) \dmis>lon, 26 cents. I.Vllea free. Music by Seventh Regiment Band. Take Main Street ■ to t be Park outhern California Coursing Park THE LARCKSI' AND FINEST COUHBING PAKK IN THE UNITED STATES, i ONLY PARK WHERE COURSING is SHOWN IN* ITS IKUK NATURE. . Coursing £very Sunday . . THE FASTEST DOOS AND THE FASTKST HARES, c Sanla Monica Electric Railway Cars via liith Street. Round Trip 10c. Teami drive via i St. Coursing commences II o'clock sharp. Dog Car leaves 4th and Broadway 930 sharp. ■ PfttTfl Park <7?„ r „A„yy JAS. F. MORLEY. Manager. ICaia rltrn J3aseoall . . . Cor. Twellth and Grand Aye. J SATI'IUHAY, SUNDAY sad MONDAY, .FAN. )}». 33 and 84 . . . FOR THE COAST CHAMPIONSHIP ... •xnta Cruz vs. jCos Jtnyetos ffdm/sstw 2Sc allfornla Limited r'""""""'""'""^ l/i'a Oanta j*e !/ioute \ Cuery \ yes Los Angeles...B:oo a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday /•).>_ ; yes Pasadena 8:25 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday ■ T™*" $ ive Kansas City 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 5 ive St. Louis 7:00 a.m. Wednesday; Friday and Monday $ & \ ive Chicago 9:43\.1t1. Wednesday, Friday and Monday 5 lis splendid train is for flrat-claas travel only, but there Is no extra charge beyond the regular et and sleeping-car rate. Dinning ears serve breakfast leaving Loa Angeles. Veatibuled and trio lighted. All the luxuries of modern travel. fc Shaped Urack.,, DONE IN A DAY ON THE TUESDAY SPECIAL ddition to the regular train service the Santa Fe runs on every Tuesday a special express n, taking in Kedland . Riverside and the beauties ol Santa Ana Can yon. Leaves Los Angeles a. m; leaves Pftsariora at !):23 a. m. Returning arrives at Los Angeles at 6 -'5 p m Pasadena p. m , giving two hours stop at both Rcdlands and Riverside. 77h» f)h,„r„„*;„ n ON THIS TRAIN AFFORDS PLEASANT une vosorvatton Var opportunity for seeing the sights ' San *Diego and Coronado Sfteach the most beauitful spot in thk would daily trains, carrying parlor cars, make the run in about four hours from Los Angeles on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights the Coronado Special will run. The ride is jhtful. carrying you for seventy inl.es along the Pacific Ocean beach. ianta Fe Route Office, 200 Spring St., corner of Second. )strlch Farm .. South Pasadena .. tyear/y /OO S/yani/c Slirds of Jfii Jfyos IN DAILY TO VISITOR&-TIPB, PLUMBS, BOAS AND CAPES FOR SALB DIRECT FROM THE PRODUCERS N. H.—We have no agency In Los Angeles and have for sale the only genuine California theraon the Mar!tct—Tho most orasant to send Kant. trlctly First-Glass ~ ..•Jfcotel llJesiminster..* rnished and Rebuilt. American and European Plan. Steam Heat in.every room. F. O. JOHNSON, Prop! Robbed the Mails PORTLAND, Or., Jan. 21.—Julian E. Epplng. recently convicted In the United States court of conspiracy to rob the registry department of the Portland postofflce, was today sentenced to pay a fine of 11000 and serve one day In the county Jail. Brazilian Notes NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—A dispatch to the Herald from Rio Janeiro says it is reported that Vice-President Pereria, who Is accused of complicity in the last revolutionary plot, will be exiled. Important gold fleldß have been dis covered In the State of Goya*. THE HERALD MR. M'KENNA CONFIRMED As Associate Justice of the Supreme Co«irt ALLEN OFFERED OBJECTION BUT FAILED TO ISTLUEjTCT: THE SENATORS A Vote on Teller's Silver Resolution Set for Thursday—Business in the House Associated Press Special Wire WASHINGTON. Jan. 21— The Sen ate devoted Its principal attention in executive session today to the nomina tion of Attorney-General McKcnna to be a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. When the doors were closed the Ha waiian treaty was laid aside in order to afford opportunity to consider the Mc- Kenna and other nominations. An effort was made to secure the con firmation of the nomination of General Lontrstreet to be Commissioner of Kail roads, but Senator Vest objected to im mediate action and the nomination went over until another day. Mr. Vest did not state his objections, beyond men tioning the fact that they were not per sonal. The nomination of Attorney-General McKenna was then taken up, in accord ance with the agreement reached last week to dispose of the nomination to day. Senator Allen immediately took the floor In continuance of his attack upon the Attorney-General. He pre sented a large number of documents in support of his contention that Mr. Mc- McKenna was not competent to dis charge the duties of the high office of Justice on the Supreme bench. Senator Allon had before him the charges filed with the committee on judiciary, which he read at length. This comprises a large number of letterF. some resolutions and the protest of law yers and judges of the Pacific coast, charging that McKenna is unfitted for the high ottlce of supreme court justice on the ground of n want of legal at tainments. He commented at length upon this latter document, and was in terrupted by Senator Perkins of Cali fornia, who read a published defense of Judge McKenna, giving statistics to show that he had not. as Judge of the California federal court, been more fre quently reversed by superior tribunals than had other Judges of the same rank. There were also other interruptions during the day, but the proceedings were devoid of general interest. Mr. Allen spoke for about three hours. He said he was convinced of Mr. Mc- Kenna's unfitness for the office. He did not Insist on a roll call when the vote was taken, and the vote was over whelmingly favorable to confirmation. The senate today confirmed these nominations: Joseph McKenna of Cal ifornia, to be associate Justice of the supreme court of the United States; John S. Mayhough, to be Indian agent at Western Shoshone agency, Nevada. To be consuls—C. B. Towle of New Hamp shire, at SaltUlo, Mexico; It. S. Berg of North Dakota, at Gothenberg. Sweden; A. R. Sulzer of Indiana, at Liege, Bel gium; B. Nysbaum of Pennsylvania, at Munich, Bavaria. • IN OPEN SESSION Vote on Teller's Resolution Set for , Thursday WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—An agree ment was reached by the senate today that a final vote on the Teller resolution, providing that the bonds of the United States may lie paid in silver dollars, and all pending amendments thereto, should be taken next Thursday before adjourn ment. Vest of Missouri, in charge of the resolution, first announced that an agreement had been made for the final vote Wednesday at 4 p. m., but readily agreed to a postponement of the vote un til Thursday, at the suggestion of Tur pie of Indiana. Allison of lowa made the significant statement that an amend ment to the resolution that would cause some debate would be offered later in the discussion, but gave no intimation of the nature, scope or Intent of the amendment. At the opening of the session Mr. Quay of Pennsylvania said he had noticed in the morning newspapers that he had voted yesterday for the consideration of the Teller resolution because the Senator from Missouri (Vest) had asked him to do so. This, Mr. Quay said, was not true in any sense, as he had not conferred with the Missouri Senator about It. He had voted as he had, said he, because he thought the present consideration of the resolution would benefit the country and the Republican party. Mr. Allen's (Nebraska) resolution, asking the Secretary of the Interior for papers concerning the dismissal from the Pension Office of Mrs. M. E. Roberts, was laid before the Senate. Mr. Gallinger moved to refer the reso lution to the Committee on Civil Service and Retrenchment. Peding the vote on that motion, Mr. Allen said he desired to speak briefly upon the matter. Mrs. Roberts, he had learned, was a friend of the former Sec retary, Mr. Carlisle, from Covington, Ivy. She was for years a member of the family of James G. Breck, once Sen ator from Kentucky, and h>r appoint ment was made through Senator Breck's Influence. "I want to say," said he, "that no self respecting gentleman would treat a wo man as this woman has been treated by the Secretary of the Interior and the / LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22. 1398 Commissioner of Pensions. If the ad ministration is wiling to injure itself in this way I am willing. lam simply de sirous of hastening its exit, liut I hold, Mr. President, that it Is not an inher ent right of the Secretary of the Interior or the Commissioner of Pensions to be brutal in their treatment of clerks. "If the Commissioner desired the place of Mrs. Roberts for some hanger-on why did he aim a poisoned dart at her? He must be a coward, indeed, who will make a covert charge against a woman and refuse then to state the charges." Mr. Allen referred to the position taken by Mr. Gallinger. Said the New Hampshire Senator: "If the Senator from Nebraska means seriously to impute to me such motives as his language indicates, he Is using unparliamentary and unwarranted language." Mr. Gallinger said he had learned something about the Roberts case and was satisfied that the Senate was not the place for the discussion of the de tails of the case. In the privacy of the committee room, the statements of Mrs. Roberts, the Secretary of the In terior, the Commissioner of Pensions and others could be heard upon the case. Then the case could be properly dis cussed and investigated. Such cases as this have no place in the Senate chamber, and it may be possible that it will be the part of gallantry to con sider this case in private; and in the end Mr. Gallinger thought that Mrs. Roberts would thank him for the posi tion he had taken in the matter. Mr. Allen contended that there was a hint of something vitally wrong in the moral character of Mrs. Roberts. He reviewed the case again, and discussed at some length its application to the present agitation on the civil service question. Assurance was given by Mr. Pritchard of North Carolina. Chairman of the Committee on Civil Service and Re trenchment, that the committee would carefully investigate the case should it be, referred to his committee, and Mr. Allen agreed to such a reference. The question was then so referred. MV. Lodge of Massachusetts, some what to the surprise of the people In the galleries, who expected a discussion of the Teller resolution, moved that the Senate go into executive session. "Before the motion is put, Mr. Presi dent," said Mr. Vest of Missouri, "I de sire to make a brief statement. I gave notice yesterday that the resolution re ported by the Finance Committee would be further considered today, but several Senators opposed to the resolution have said to me that their personal preference requires that the resolution shall not be pressed at this time. They have sug gested to me that we permit the resolu tion to go over until next Tuesday and that it be taken up at the conclusion of the morning business on that day for discussion and that a vote upon it and upon any amendments that may be of fered thereto, be taken after next Wednesday. I wish to say this arrange ment is agreeable to me and is, so far as I know, satisfactory to my colleagues on this side of the c hamber." Mr. Stewart of Nevada said he would like to make some remarks on the pend ing resolution, and would do so tomor row if the Senate was in session. Mr. Turple of Indiana proposed that instead of taking the final vote Wednes day, it be takert Thursday before ad journment, and this proposition was agreed to. Mr. Perkins of California announced that at the conclusion of the morning business Monday he would call up the Pension Appropriation Bill. Dpon Mr. Lodge's motion, the Senate then, at 1:05 p. m., went Into executive session. At 4:50 the senate adjourned. IN THE HOUSE » Stormy Debate Yields to Demands of Business •WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—The stormy scenes of the last few days in the House were followed by comparative quiet to day. At the opening of the session a bill THE SITUATION IN THE ORIENT RUSSlA—That's My Shanghai GERMANY—He's My Cochin ENGLAND—I Supposed That Was My Fowl • JAP—Well! "He's a Bird" —Chicago Times-Herald. was passed to grant the Commissioners ot Dale county, Alabama, the right to construct two bridges across the Choc taw-Hatchie river. Under the rules this was private bill day, but Mr. Cannon, Chairman of the Committee on Appro priations, antagonized it by a motion for the consideration of Senate amendments to the Trgent Deficiency Appropriation bill. His motion was carried—l2s to 31. The Senate Nicaraguan Canal Com mission amendment was non-concurred in. One of the Senate amendments was concurred in, with an amendment to ap propriate $15,000 for the repair of the National Cemetery at Fort Smith, Ark. This amendment was offered by Mr. Lit tle (Dem.) of Arkansas, who explained the necessity for it, osving to the de vastation caused by the recent storm. The main fight came on the Senate amendment striking out the provisions in the bill requiring depositors of bui lion hereafter to pay the cost of trans portation from the assay office to the mint. Mr. Bell (Pop.) of Colorado moved non-concurrence in this amendment. The question was debated extensively when the bill was originally before the Mouse. The debate soon drifted into a discus siun on the silver question as it did on former occasions. Messrs. Shafroth of Colorado, Populist; Newlands of Ne vada. Silver Republican; Cannon of Illi nois, Republican, and Bland of Mis souri, Democrat, participated. Cannon finally submitted a modified proposition providing that the depositor of bullion should pay the cost of the transporta tion to the "nearest mint." It was de feated. H8 to 130. The senate amendment to strike out the whole provision was then agreed to without division In the committee of the whole. Cannon gave notice he would demand an aye and nay vote In the house. The vote of the committee was con firmed by a vote of 144 to 112. The bill was sent back to conference. The vote was considered significant, as there was to a certain extent an alignment of the silver forces in favor of the motion to concur in the senate amendment. The following Republic ans joined with the Democrats and Pop plists: Bartholin of Missouri, Beach of Ohio, Broderick of Kansas, Hager of lowa, Ellis of Oregon, Joy of Missouri. Linney of North Carolina, Lovering of New York, McCall of Massachusets, Ha haney, Miner. Morris, Olmstead, Pearce of Missouri, Pearson, Shannon, W. A. Smith" and Spalding. Lacy then called up the bill to extend the public lunds law to the territory of Alaska and to grant a general right of way to railroads. This bill was passed after having been amended in minor particulars. The remainder of the day was occupied in the consideration of bills on the private calendar. The house then went into committee of the whole, where the pending question was a point of order raised against the motion of Cooper of Texas, Democrat, to substi tute for the senate bill to refer the claim of the Book Publishing company of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, to the court of claims, the house bill to adjust the whole claim by the payment of $288,000. Payne of New York, Re publican, who was in the chair, sus tained the point of order. Grosvenor of Ohio, Republican, stated that he desired to go on record as to tally dissenting from the decision of the chair. After a parliamentary struggle by the opponents of the measure to de lay action, the house bill appropriating $288,000 was taken up on Cooper's mo tion. Cooper immediately moved to lay it aside with a favorable recommenda tion. Dalzell announced the bill as an attempt to loot the treasury. Twenty five years ago. he said, this claim was presented to the house and in a careful, exhaustive and learned report by the present secretary of agriculture (Wil son), then a distinguished member >f the house and by a distinguished Demo crat, now a member of the interstate commerce commisison (W. R. Morrison) the claim was thrown out as unworthy (Continued on Pag» Two.) INDEX TO THE TELEGRAPH HEWS The Clark murder case at Helena slowly being solved by the officers. President Dole declines to talk for publication while congress is consid ering the annexation treaty. The settlement of the famous Till man case marks one step toward the end of the Kansas war on the insurance companies. Commander Ballington Booth's pretty secretary sandbagged by a backsliding Salvationist who mistook her for her sister. A drunken miner is careless with his candle and burns down the Klon dike church; the opera house is put to holy use on Sunday. The Spanish army in Cuba refuses to accept autonomy plans and Blanco must yield to its demands or leave for Spain; a crisis is expected today. Unless Republican managers change their minds, the territories will plead in vain for admission into the Union at this session of congress. Bjornstjerne Bjornsen, the Norwe gian novelist, writes to Zola heartily commending the French writer's course of action in the Dreyfus mat ter. Japan has done no talking since oriental affairs became exciting, but she has been busy, and is now ready for war with Russia and with any or all of her allies. The investigation of Hanna's al leged bribery shows how the thing was done by telephones strung on the same wire; McKisson will contest Hanna's election to the senate. Wizard Shaf er makes a new record at balkline billiards, but Ives makes the largest run of the tournament; tonight's game will be a great one; Buckmassie shows the other horses at Oakland how to run. The senate in executive session con firms the nomination of McKenna to be associate justice of the United States supreme court; the vote on Tel ler's resolution to pay bonds in silver set for Thursday; house debate is tame after the stormy discussion of Cuban affairs. NO CHOICE MADE Maryland Bepublicans Are Still Voting for Senator ANNAPOLIS, Md., Jan. 21.—The fourth day of balloting for I'nited States senator from Maryland found the situ ation practically unchanged. The feel ing is growing that the only way to set tle the matter is by the withdrawal of both Shaw and McComas In favor of a compromise candidate. Friends of ex-Congressman John Van Lear Findlay assert that in such an event the mantle will fall upon his shoulders, rr.d Gen. Shrock's adherents are no less confident. The following was the result of the seventh ballot: McComas 41, Gorman 46, Shaw 19, Shrock 2, Findlay 2; total US. Bohemian Elections BUDWEIS, Bohemia, Jan. 21.—The communal elections here today resulted in a victory for the Germans. This led to serious rioting. The windows of Ger man residents were smashed and the po lice were pelted with stones and injured. Troops were Anally used to quell the disorders. Tern Pages PRICE FIVE CENTS ORIENTALS DON'T TALK When Serious Business Is on Hand JAPAN IS PREPARED FOR WAR ■ TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO IN CHINA Even Without English Assistance the Little Brown Man Can Enforce All His Claims Associated Press Special Wire LONDON, Jan. 21.—The St. James Ga zette this afternoon, commenting upon the dispatch from Yokohama saying that a fleet of nine Japanese warships will leave Japan In the course of a week for Chinese waters, says: "Japan Is prepared for war. That, in a nutshell. Is the news from Yokohama today, and It is really the first news from Japan since the beginning of the Chinese crisis. It was obvious that the Japanese government had stopped tee* egraphic communication, which It never does except when mobilizing the army or navy. That Is precisely what It has been doing. It Is understood that the destination of the fleet is Wei-Hai-Wei, and there Is no doubt that the movement means that the status quo in China, so far as Manchuria and Korea are con cerned, shall not be altered by Russia or any combination of Russian allies, in defiance of Great Britain and Japan. So long as the defenders' policy is equal ity of opportunity In China, they are in a position to enforce their claims." The St. James Gazette also gives prom inence to a list of the ships In the Jap anese navy, notes Its Immense fight ing strength, and says: "Even with Great Britain a mere sym pathetic onlooker, it is probable that Japan could finish off all the Russian and" German warships eaat of the Suez canal In short order. Great Britain, even including the Powerful, has not a vessel in the North Pacific capable of standing In battle line against three different battleships Japan possesses." WORK AT KTAO CHAU BERLIN, Jan. 21.—The Berlin Neuste Nachrichten announces that the Ger man warships are still sounding Kiao Chau bay, adding that the exact site of the port Is not yet fixed, and that the government Intends that the construc tion of the commercial port shall be borne by private companies. It is further stated that one company has already been formed to construct the docks. A FRENCH FLEET PARIS. Jan. 21.—Orders have been re ceived at Cherbourg and Toulon, re spectively, to immediately prepare the battleships Bruix and Vauban to re inforce the French squadron in the Far East. The ships will sail January 24th. Ad miral de Beaumont has been appointed commander-in-chief of the French squadron In the Far East. He will hoist his flag on board the Vauban. The Bruix is a steel vessel of 4754 tons displacement and 9014 Indicated horse-power. She has an armored belt about four inches thick, carries two 7- Inch guns, six 5.5-Inch quick-firing guns, four 2.5-inch guns, four 1.8-inch guns and six 1.4-inch rapid-firing guns. The Vauban Is a steel vessel of 6208 tons and 4560 indicated horse-power. She has an armored belt ten Inches in thickness, carries four ».4-inch guns, one 7.4-Inch gun, six 5.5-inch guns and, twelve rapid-firing guns. THE BRITISH POLICY CHICAGO, Jan. 21.—A special to the Times-Herald from Washington, D. C, says: Lord Salisbury's retirement from the Secretaryship of State for Foreign Af fairs in the British Cabinet is foreshad owed by the information received at Washington. In case this report proves to be well founded the Marquis will be succeeded by a statesman who Is able to give Great Britain a more vigorous foreign policy than that which has marked the admin istration of the noble Marquis. It is hinted that England's foreign policy will be made more aggressive. According to the information upon, which this dispatch Is based, Lord Salis bury does not Intend to resign the Pre miership of the Cabinet. That post he will still retain, but will surrender the Foreign Secretaryship to a younger and more vigorous man. Although most of the Prime Ministers of England have preferred to hold both posts, there is ample precedent for tho course which Lord Salisbury Is now be lieved to have decided upon. While Premier, Mr. Gladstone pre ferred to be Chancellor of the Ex chequer, as the policies and questions in which he took greatest interest were of domestic bearing. It is hinted that Lord Salisbury's suc cessor will be either Sir Evelyn Barm? (Lord Cromer) or Arnold Forster. Either of those, It is argued, would give to Eng land that bold, masterful foreign policy which is imperatively needed to pre serve her place as the first nation of the world. One of the best informed diplo mats in Washington, in speaking of Lord Salisbury's probable retirement from the Foreign Secretaryship, said: "The announcement made by Sir Michael Hicks-Beach that England was ready to go to war if necessary to pre serve China as an open market Indicates unerringly to me that Lord Salisbury is about to retire and that England's for eign policy Is to be quickly changed to one of constant vigor."