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TWENTY-FIFTH YEAR. NO. J 63.
_ MHUSEMBNTS
>§ All&eleS Theater c - M - WOOD, Lessee and Treasurer.
9 * 11. C. WYATT, Manager.
C W)«" NK^? ODAI AT I>- M —'' AST PERFORMANCE TONIGHT
rouH S&SacA 1 IPatti's XJroubadours lre,e Ka°oid'o ! copeoi
'N COMEDY, COON fION.iS, -i OPERATIC MAttTFRI'IKCKR and
JUBILEE SHOUTS, CAKE WALKS. OPERATIC MABIERTUW aim
BUCK DANCER.-*, VAUDEVILLE Stiaek ZTaitt. ........
c 2 ,cnt 'on'fht- AHe oi the fnvorlte* to be decided in the OAKK WALK.
Ol SHOVt -teats now on sale— Prices, »i 00, 750. 50c, 25c. Tel. Main 70.—THE GREATEST
NEXT AT IRACTION—THRETNfciHTS. B F.GI N NINO MONDAY, MARCH 14
JACOB LITTS SPLENDiD PRODUCTION
Warfo Wainwright Sn —Snail IVo Jorgivo Jfor
s Now on Sale Prices 25c, SOc, 75c, II 00 Telephone Main '0
Los Angcies' Socioty Vaudeville Theater.
m 9O Children lOe
W Uallery 10c
tsl* ol i|he town, the GREAT OAUTIER. the most marvelous Equestrian Act over seen In
rle»; FIWON and ERROL, America's rcprcsciitattvo Society sketch Artist", Introducing
r new and dainty comedietta. A Tip on Hio Durbv; GkO. W. DAY, Monologise Artist:
ems CAKL DAMMAN; Troupe Marvelous Acrobats: MATTHEWS and HARRIS, Kin de
c Laugh Provokers:TheNAWNS and BROS. GLOHS.
'RICES NEVER CHANGING—Evening Reserved Seats, 25a and 50c: Gallorv, 10c. Rerular
noes Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday Telephone Main 1417
urbank Theater JOUN 0 FIBHER - x™'"
-k Beginning Monday, T°, r* tt * t/>
March 7 One C//erora Company
tod T ay EE C"*" fygnts in a 33ar ftoom
lOHT AND mm. X a *
lORF.OW NIGHT Oho Corner Grocery
Prices, 15c -IT*. 3.V. We Mntlnce. 10c, ?fic. Phone Main 1270.
£riCUitliral Park — F. D. BLACK, Lessee and Manager
.* .* jCa &iesta Coursing 97/oot
continuous coursing, SATURDAY and SUNDAY, March 12th and 18th. commencing
>:&) a.ra each day. Entire sale receipts on Saturday go to tits Fiesta Committee. A great
s sport and o good lou-r helped at the same time. Entire free list suspended for this day
'. Special attraction Saturday—Horse vs. Tandem. Admission, 25c. Ladles free to grand
d. Music by Seventh Hegtment Band. Take Main-street can.
;alirornla Limited j 1
Via Santa 3*e ffioute \
ives Los Angeles...S«) a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday Other
ives Pasadena -8:25 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Friday $
ive Kansas City...„6:lt>p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday 5 fDau
ive St. Louis 7KX» a.m. Wednesday; Friday and Monday § *
ive Chicago 9:43 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Monday {,„ „ ,„„<
bistplendld trsln Is for first class travel only, but there Is no extra charge beyond the regular
tet and sleeping-car rate. Dining ears serve breakfast leaving Los Angela*. Veitlbulea and
ctrlc lighted. All the luzuriea of modern travel.
JCete~ Shaped Urack,..
DONE IN A DAY . . .
ON THE TUESDAY AND SATURDAY SPECIALS
addition to the regular train service the Santa Fe runs on every Tuesday a special express
In, taking In Redlanda. Riveralde and the beauties of Santa Ana Canyon. Leaves Los Angeles ,
la. m; leaves Pasadena at 9:25 a. m. Returning arrives at Los Angeles at 0:25 p.nu, Pasadena
V p. m., giving two hours stop at both Redlanda and Riverside.
3TA- /9a- i; /» OS THIS TRAIN AFFORDS PLEASANT
vne vosorvatton var opportunity for seeing the sights
San *Diego and Cor on ado tfieach
THE MOST BEAUTIFDL SPOT IN THE WORLD
0 dally trains,'carrying parlor cars, make the run in about four hours from Los Angelas,
lon Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights the. Coronado Special will run. The ride la
ightful, carrying you for seventy miles along the Pacific Ocean beach.
Santa Fe Route Office, 200 Spring $t., corner Second.
onta Catallna —"A Magic Island"
aours from Los Angeles, Cel. NEW STEAMER "FALCON" now on. A WINTER RESORT
qualed In America: Charming Climate; Wonderlul Natural Attractions; Famous Fishing
Wild Goat shouting THE GREAT MOUNTAIN STAGE ROAD Delightful Coast Ex
ilons; Glass Bottom Boats revealing the wonders of the ocean's depths HOTEL METRO
.E, remodeled and enlarged Round trip daily, except Sunday, ree Southern Pacific and
mlnal Rallwav time tables. Full Information and Illustrated pamphlets from
BANNING CO., 222 s. Spring St., Los Angeles.
G. H Humphreys' Catallna Island Carrier Pigeon Service in dally operation to Los Angeles.
istrlch Farm ~ South Pasadena . .
NEARLY 100 GIGANTIC BIRDS OF ALL AGES.
Open daily to visitors Tips, Plumes, Boas and Capes (or sale direct from the producer.
I.—We have no agency in Los Angeles, and have lor sale the only genuine California feath.
m the market The most appropriate present to send east.
1
DaaliißMl A new and elcgantly-furnlahed family and tourist hotel;
lOgOl DrOintiru—first class, but moderate ratea; 150 rooms, 75 with bath; all
* modern conveniences; American and European plan; now open; opposite postofflce, Main
et. Los Angeles. ISAAC HOSIER. Proprietor.
LOS ANGELES POLICE COURTS
W HANG IN BALANCE OP THE
SUPREME COURT
c Question of Their Legality Is
argued and the Case Submitted
for Decision
!Clal to The Herald
IV.N FRANCISCO, March 11.—The *u
me court busied Itself today with the
tor of the legal existence of the police
rts and city justices of the peace in
Angeles. Since the southern metrop
has ascertained that it has more than
XX) inhabitants it has found itself in a
nlngly hopeless tangle of old and new
s relating to the municipal judicial sys-
The early statutes governing cities
he second class provide for police courts
•uses of population less than that cred
to Los Angeles. It has been claimed
t no law now properly applies to the
's judicial department, and the trouble
cannot be remedied by an advance to the
first class, because the population is not
sufficiently large.
hn Mitchell was recently arrested for
urblng the peace and his has been made
test case. He Is represented In the
eas corpus proceedings by John T.
es, and Assistant City Attorney Fran-
Thomas represented the sheriff. Attor-
Jones contended that the Whitney act
vldinfr for the judicial system in cities
h over 30,000 and less than 100,000 inhab
its could not apply because at the time
taw was made the Los Angeles popu
on was less than 30,000. He argued that
legislature had not acted in the estab
iment of "inferior courts" in Los An
es. Section 103 of the Code of Civil Pro
ure he considered unconstitutional,
jstlce Henshaw thought that the court
;ht act to a reasonable extent In an ef
t to avoid the disastrous results which
lid follow the abolishing of the present
Ice courts In Los Angeles, but the puz
ig question was how far the cotvvt might
ttorney Thomas explainer! that the
üble arose becnuso of the last legisla
e's r.ctlon regarding census taking In
cs, and said that the result depended
sly upon the question whether the act of
repealed the provisions of the classlfl
lon, Whitney and other earlier acts,
l'.e caso wan then submitted.
INDEX
TO TELEGRAPHIC NEWS
The Sharkey-Choynski fight de
clared a draw in the eighth round,
after a disgraceful exhibition of foul
fighting by the sailor pugilist.
Canadian officers collect duties from
miners on the Klondike trail, but
there Is no trouble, and no attempt at
resistance to Canadian regulations.
The question of the legality of the
police and justice courts of the city of
Los Angeles argued and submitted to
the state supreme court for decision.
The work of the court inquiring into
the Maine disaster Is practically com
plete; a digest of the testimony has
been made and is now on its way to
Washington.
The war department Issues orders
to man the new fortifications along
the Atlantic coast; positions named
for the new artillery regiments; work
on cruisers progressing.
Secretary Alger, without waiting
for the allotment of the fund provided
for the national defense orders the
securing at once of the needed rapid
Are guns for coast defense.
Senator Perkins grows tired of the
juggling with San Pedro harbor, and
secures a promise from Assistant
Secretary Melkeljohn that the matter
of awarding the bid will be taken up
Friday.
The committee on naval affairs will
recommend the appropriation of funds
for the building of three new cruisers
as staunch as anything that floats,
together with other measures for the
strengthening of the nation's de
fenses.
Friday's session of the house de
voted to filibustering against claims
under the Bowman act. and consider
ation of private periston bills; work
in committee concerning nrid lands;
Powderly's nomination to be commis
sioner of Immigration will be reported
adversely.
Officials of the war and navy de
partments hope for the best while
they are diligently preparing for the
worst; forts are being manned, cruis
ers undergoing repairs and others
purchased, and the forces of the na
tion are organizing for battle; Senor
Bernabe, the new minister of Spain,
expresses the belief that neither Spain
nor the United States is anxious for
war.
China Can't Resist
PEKIN, March 11.-The British Min
ister. Sir Claude Mac Donald, visited the
Chinese Foreign Office on Tuesday arid
lodged a strong protest against the ces
sion of Port Arthur to Russia, saying it
would destroy the balance of power in
China. The Chinese officials, however,
declared their inability to withstand the
Russian demand.
THE HERALD
BOWMAN BILLS
Make but Slow Progress
in the House
OLD SOUTHERN CLAIMS
RESISTED BY THE FILIBUSTER
PROCESS
THE WORK DONE IN COMMITTEE
Includes Proposed Action on Arid
Lands and an Adverse Report on
Powderly's Nomination
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, March 11.—In the house
under the special order made last week
today was set aside for considering claims
aggregating $1,200,000, reported by the court
of claims under the provisions of the Bow
man act.
Of the SCO odd claims In the bill all but
a lew came from the south, and dilatory
tactics were resorted to to prevent progress
with the bill. During the filibustering the
house was In an uproar.
Hull, Republican, of lowa, chairman <>£
the military affairs committee, reported a
complete agreement from the conferees on
the army appropriation bill. The report
was agreed to without debate.
The house then went Into committee of
the whole and look up the special order.
Loud of California demanded the reading
of the bill, which covers eighty pages.
Dlngley, the Republican floor leader, op
posed the bill In an earnest speech. He in
sisted that members who Imagined that
the findings ot the court of claimi? in these
cases constituted a liability against the
government Is mistaken. The court simply
found certain facts. He was perfectly
willing, he said, to take up these claims
separately and pass upon their merits.
Richardson, Democrat, of Tennessee, in
advocating the passage of the bill called at
tention to the fact that 92 per cent of the
claims submitter to It were rejected. Of
the original claimants relieved by this bill,
he said, 85 per cent were dead.
Evans, Republican, of Kentucky, In ad
vocating the bill, said that the Republican
(Dlngley) set up a scarecrow to frighten
members wherrhe alleged that the passim;
of this bill would establish a precedent
which would permit southern claimants to
loot the treasury. He pointed out that oui
of the first war claims passed by the house
at the session was one to pay a citizen of
Maine (Wm. S. Grant) 178,000. Dlngiey's
voice had not been raised against that
claim, although It had, unlike these claims,
been reejeted by the court of claims and
the rejection had been approved hy_ the
supreme court of the United States. It was
only when these separate claims were
brought in that the distinguished Republic
an leader cried out against imaginary
raids upon the treasury.
After some further debate by Messrs.
Dalzell and Grosvenor against the bill and
by Ottgen, Republic? n, of Wisconsin,
in favor of It, the reading of the bill tot
amendment began.
Moody, Republican, of Massachusetts,
as soon as the enacting clause had been
read, offered as an amendment a bill con
taining the French spoliation claims. The
reading of the bill was demanded as a fili
bustering movement. It contained forty
seven pages.
Mahon, Republican, of Pennsylvania,
chairman of the committee on war claims,
warned Moody, who, he said, was deeply-
Interested In the French spoliation claims,
that if an attempt was made to force the
reading of this amendment, as a filibuster
ing movement, the bill would eventually
pass, but he would take good care that the
French spoliation claims did not pass.
Moody denied that he had offered the
amendment for purposes of delay. Ho
asked that the reading be dispensed with,
but Hopkins, Republican, of Illinois, ob
jected. Thereupon Williams, Democrat, of
Mlsslsslppl.made the point that the amend
ment was out of order.
The chair finally ruled the amendment
out.
Speaking to a pro forma point of order,
Lewis, Democrat, of Washington, com
mented upon a dispatch In today's papers
j from Ottawa, giving the details of an al-
I leged agreement between Canada and the
[United States regarding the Alaskan
| boundary line. Lewis said that If the r»
--; ported agreement was true it was a com-
I plete surrender of the United States and
gave Canada Dyea, White pass, Summit
| lake and territory and property worth a
billion dollars.
I Without making any progress with the
; bill, the committee rose, and upon motion
iof Dlngley It was agreed that when the
j house adjourn today it be to meet on Mon
j day.
At S oclock, after completing two pages
of the bill, the house recessed until g oclock
for an evening session to be devoted to
pension legislation.
THE NIGHT SESSION
At the night session the twenty-five pen
sion bills which came over from last Fri
day night were passed and in committee of
the whole forty-two bills were favorably
acted upon.
At 10:30 the house adjourned until Mon
day. ,
SESSION NOTES
Bills Ready for Action—The Cabinet
Meeting;
WASHINGTON, March 11.-The bill for
the relief of the victims of the Maine dis
aster was to have been called up in the
House today. Speaker Reed agreed before
the House met to recognise Mr. Boutelle
Chairman of the Naval Affairs Committee'
for that purpose. The latter felt the hali
for a few minutes to summon his commit
tee who were in session but before he
could return the regular order had been
demanded and the House had gone Into
Committee of the Whole to consider the
Bowman Claims bill.
ARID LANDS
WASHINGTON. March 11.-By a vote of
7 to 2 the House Committee on Public
Lands agreed today to report favorably
the Shafroth resolution for the cession
of all arid'lands to the States in which
they are located. Tinder the Carey act one
LOS ANGELES, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH J2, JB9B
WAR WITH SPAIN IS CERTAIN
IN THE OPINION OF EVERY OFFICER OF
THE GOVERNMENT
President McKinley Throws Aside the Mask He Has Been Wearing
and Talks of the Situation—The Possibility of Settling the
' Pending Controversy With Spain Without
War Is Exceedingly Remote
million acres already have been ceded to
the respective States, but none but Wy
oming have taken advantage of the act.
The committee also agreed an a bill al
lowing the territory of New Mexico to se
lect at once about one-half of all the
lands for schools, penitentiary and like
purposes that would accrue to It on Its ad
mission as a State. This Is a compromise
on the part of the territory, which sought
to secure all of such lands, the best of
which It claims Is being constantly culled
while its claims to admission are being Ig
nored.
CHURCH INDEMNITY
WASHINGTON, March It—The Presi
dent has signed the bill appropriating $228
--000 to be paid to the book agents of the
M. E. Church South, as full compensation
for the property of that corporation used,
taken away, injured, consumed or de
stroyed by the United States or Its army
at Nashville, Term., during the Civil War.
THE NAVAL MARINES
WASHINGTON, March 11.—The House
Naval Committee today placed In the Na
val bill provision for an increase in the
number of naval marines of 473. This In
crease has been especially asked by the
Secretary of the Navy and was not in
cluded in the regular recommendations.
This brings the total number of marines
up to 3073.
POWDERLT OPPOSED
WASHINGTON. March 11.—The Senate
Committee on Immigration has reported
adversely on the nomination of Hon. T. V.
Powderly to be Commissioner of Immi
gration.The nomination has been held up in
committee for several weeks on account of
te absence of Senator Chandler. On the
vote today Mr. Chandler united with the
Democrats to secure an adverse report. It
Is believed the report will be made the
basis of an Immediate controversy in the
Senate.
NEW WARSHIPS
WASHINGTON, March 11.-The house
committee on naval affairs this afternoon
WASHINGTON', D. C, March 11, —(Special to The Herald.) There Is not an intelligent man in
Washington, in or out of congress, who does not believe that a war between the United States and Spain
is almost certain to begin before the expiration of two weeks. So clear is it now to all that sharp
work must soon come, that the president himself, in private conversation, throws aside the mask he
has been wearing for the past two weeks.
He said to an intimate friend today that the situation is one of gravity and that, in his opinion, the
possibility of settling the controversy with Spain without war was "very remote."
He said he had had in his possession for nearly a week full information of the causes which led to the
disaster at Havana and that it is such as to render peaceful negotiations "exceedingly difficult."
He admitted that the war and navy departments are engaged in work to anticipate the direst re
sults, and this result he saw little hope of escaping. The president informed this gentleman that he
would send to congress within the next few days a message which will convey to the public the findings
of the Sampson court of inquiry.
The president told his visitor that the Maine was blown up by a submarine mine under such condi
tions as surrounded the disaster with all that promised the "gravest consequences."
He also explained that careful plans for war had been mapped out, but they would be manifestly im
proper subjects for discussion.
A plan of campaign strongly favored is this:
The sending of the president's message to congress declaring that the blowing up of the Maine was
an act of war and the submission of the report of the court of inquiry as reason for this declaration.
This to be followed by a movement of the fleet at the Dry Tortugas upon Havana and the immediate
bombardment of that city and the Spanish warships in its harbor.
This is not given as the probable method the president will pursue, but tonight, in the opinion of
eight out of every ten intelligent men, it is an entirely possible one.
The situation should crystallize when Senator Proctor, who has been in Cuba as a quasi-agent of
the administration, arrives here on Sunday. It is suggested that the senator, who is accompanied by
the second stenographer of the court of inquiry, may bring a copy of the court's report, which Judge
Advocate Marix is to present to the secretary of the navy in person.
Consul-General Lee favors an assemblage of several warships in Havana harbor as an object lesson
to the Spaniards. This will not be done if the present intention is carried out. When warships ap
pear before Havana they will be there for the purpose of demanding the surrender of that town and the
evacuation of Cuba by the Spanish troops, to be followed by cannonading if refusal is made.
There is a state dinner at the White House tonight. The president and vice-president are there,
greeting foreign ambassadors with smiles and handshakes, while the young Belgian prince, in whose
honor the dinner is being given, is the lion of this joyous occasion. And such are the necessities of dip
lomatic usage.
Contrast the scene at the White House with the ones that occured today—the grave president receiv
ing reports from his cabinet officers, issuing orders to mobilize althe artillery regiments on the Atlan
tic seaboard, and hurry orders being constantly given to manufacturers having ammunition contracts
to complete the work at the earliest possible moment. MAX H. LHMSON
voted to authorize the building of three
new battleships In the naval appropriation
bill to be reported to the house.
THE CABINET MEETING
WASHINGTON, March 11.—Nothing of
Importance was done at today's Cabinet
meeting and the discussion was of the
most general character. The session was
shorter than usual, closing at noon to
allow the President to receive the Belgian
Prince.
MERRY PLEASED
With Flans and Prospects of the Big
Canal
SAN FRANCISCO, March 11.-In a pri
vate letter l received from Captain W. L.
Merry, United States minister to the Cen
tral American republics, Captain Merry
writes:
"I am pleased to write that canal pros
pects are improving. The United States
canal commission Is proceeding vigorously
with its work. Admiral Walker hopes to
make a preliminary report In May next,
when the president will send a special mes
sage to congress with it, and recommend
prompt action. Meanwhile, Lyman E.
Cooley, civil engineer, the leading spirit of
the Chicago drainage canal, with fourteen
engineers and contractors, who have been
with him on that work, and also a geolo
gist and botanist, are making a careful
examination on private account, and will
make a bid for the construction to the
company."
A Gambler's Crime
STOCKTON, March 11.—Chas. Dunne,
a young gambler, well known in Stockton,
who shot and fatally wounded a barkeeper
in San Francisco early this morning, was
found aboard a train that drew up at the
Southern Pacific depot here today. A num
ber of police officers and deputy sheriffs
were at the station and he was quickly rec
ognized and placed under arrest. He will
NO MATCH FOR HIM
be taken to San Francisco immediately
Dunne was a frequenter of gambling re
sorts of this city. The officers here were
nformed of the crime and the escape of
Dunne by a telegram from Chief of Police
Lees of San Francisco.
Gold For America
LONDON, March 12.-The Times, In Its
financial article this morning, says- Buy
ers of gold for New York failed in the at
tempt yesterday to procure from the Bank
of France, which raised the premium from
'. 4 t °. < L pe, L mH - le - ™" apparently con
vinced the houses concerned that it was
useless to make further attempts, and
their operations, therefore, have been
transferred to London.
The Daily Telegram's financial article
this morning says the Bank of France has
arranged to sell about 1,000.000 pounds in
gold at the rate of five per mllle for ship
ment to the United States.
A Street Car Strike
SAGINAW. Mich.. March 11.-AII the
street car lines in the city are tied up to
day and the people are walking In a pour
ing rain. The ninety conductors and motor
men struck by order of a committee of the
?™ S2? Ch .°l 'H 6 Alm <»samated Associa
tion of Street Railway Employes. The men
demand regular hours and pay for over
time. They have been working from four
teen to sixteen hours dally. The receivers
of the road last night declined to accede
to their request. The public seem to sym
pathize with the employes.
Rebellion Renewed
LONDON. March 11.—Special dlspatch-s
from Shanghai say that there is but little
doubt that the prospect of trouble between
the United States and Spain has caused
the rebellion In the Philippine Islands to
break out again and has increased the
hopes of the insurgents, who, it is declared,
have captured Atarrla and Camarag, Im
portant towns, connected by railroad with
Manila, the capital.
Ten Pages
PRICE FIVE CENTS
HOPE FOR BEST
While Making Preparation
For the Worst
»
A DAY'S DEVELOPMENTS
POINT TO EXPECTATIONS 07 A
STRUGGLE
CRUISERS BUILT FOR BRAZIL
Will Probably Be Turned Over to the
United States—The War De
partment Active
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, March 11.—Hoping for
the best and preparing for the worst, about
represents the situation In the war and
navy departments these days. The offic
ials still profess confidence that there is
to be a peaceful outcome of the present
threatening difficulties, but meanwhile
prepare with serenity to meet their duty if
events shape themselves otherwise. The
most important and significant develop
ments of the day were the decision of the
house naval committee to place In the
naval appropriation bill a provision for
three new battleships, and a conclusion on
the part of the secretary of war to issue
tomorrow morning an order creating a new
military department. Including within its
confines that part of the country which
would in all likelihood be nearest the field
of hostilities in case it should come to
that. The order will cause a commotion la
the south.
THE NEW DEPARTMENT
The present department of Texas Is abol
ished and the headquarters, which have
been in San Antonio, Tex., for so many
years, are abandoned. In place of the old
department Is created a new one, the de
partment of the south. Gen. Graham, at
present the commander of the department
of Texas, will command the new depart
ment. It will include the states of South
Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mis
sissippi, Louisiana and Texas. All of
these states save the last are at present at
tached to the department of the east, un
der command of Gen. Merrill of New York.
It Is said at the department that Gen,
Merrltt is fully compensated for thf
strength of the command which passes
away from him by the addition to his
forces of the two regiments of artillery
now recruiting. Headquarters of the new
department of the south will be at Atlanta,
chosen because of its fine strategetlcal
view, from its excellent railroad connec
tions. At present the government has no
accommodations In Atlanta for the head
quarters of the department, so it will be
obliged to hire the most available build
ings.
Gen. Wilson, chief of engineers, who has
been In Florida, is expected back tomor
row to report to Secretary Alger upon the
progress of the fortification work in that
section of the country and probably espe
cially as to the defense of the Tortugas.
WAR DEPARTMENT WORK
For the first time today the officials ot
the war department admitted that they
were straining every nerve to improve that
part of the defenses of the country con
fined to their care. It Is without question
the most unusual mark of confidence in an
executive officer to empower him to give
orders without limit In the purchase of war
material, yet this is what the president and
Secretary Alger have done in the case ot
Gen. Flagler, chief of ordnance, and the
officer has not shown any disposition to
shirk this large responsibility, but has in
structed every concern capable of supply
ing war materials, such as rapid-firing
guns, shot, shell and ammunition, to go ta
work at full capacity.
WARSHIPS SECURED
The naval department has now reason to
believe that It has secured the two war
ships, the Amazonas and her sister ship,
now building in England for Brazil. It was
stated at the cabinet meeting today by
Secretary Long that the naval attache.
Lieut. Caldwell, had almost completed the
negotiations for the sale. So far, however,
final notification from him that his offer
has been accepted, has not yet reached the
navy department.
NO WORD FROM MARIX
The. day passed again without word from
| the court of inquiry, according to the state
ment of Secretary Long, who says that
he has received nothing whatever from the
court itself or Judge Advocate Marlx.
NO WASTE ALLOWED
The secretary has determined that there
shall be no wasteful extravagance in his
department in the expenditure of the funds
so generously provided by congress, and
to this end he has addressed the following;
letter to the assistant secretary of the
navy and the commandant of the mar'na
corps and to each bureau chief of the navy
department:
"SI.-—Under the emergency appropria
tion of *50.000,000 made Wednesday you will
Incur no expense or liability except after
written statements and estimates made by
you and approved by the president and sec
retary, all In writing. A special record
must be kept of every such requisition, if
any such liability or expense has been In
curred by you by your direction, mike
such written statement and estimate and
submit it at once for such approval.
"By order of the president.
"Very respectfully, JOHN D. LONG,
"Secretary."
VETERAN VOLUNTEERS
In anticipation ot a rupture between the
United States and Spain, many naval offic
ers on th« retired list have notified the sec
retary of the navy of their willingness and
readiness to perform any duty In the line
ot their profession that he may deem suit
able for them. There seems to be consider
ably misapprehension on the part of the
general public as to the availability of offic
ers on the retired list for active duty In
times of war. Section 1462 of the revised
statutes bearing on this subject, provides
as follows: "No officer on the retired list of
the navy shall be employed on active duty
except In time of war." Under this section

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