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as « member of the board appointed to ex amine auxiliary cruisers. This state of affairs has been brought to the attention of the house naval commit tee, but so far. It Is feared, without meet ing that degree of success which was hoped for, in the shape of an amendment increas ing the number of engineer officers ln the service. MARINES DETAILED Colonel Haywood, commandant of the marine corps, today made live details of marines for cruisers now being repaired or ready for commission. There are two drafts of forty-five each for the Philadel phia and the Charleston at Mare island, one of fifty-two for the Newark at Norfolk, and two of thirty each for the Columbia and Minneapolis at League island. OFFICIAL CONSULTATION Senator Proctor visited the White House and up-town departments today and his calls excited a great deal of Interest. He spent half an hour first with Secretary Alger, explaining, it is believed, the mil itary situation ln Cuba, and) afterwards had a conference with the assistant secre tary of state. Then he went to the White House and was closeted with the president for two hours and a quarter. When ho emerged from the room he courteously de clined to speak regarding the nature of the Information he had communicated to the president. N. F. Fnlmer, representing the Qulntard Iron works of New York, which built the engines of tbe Maine, was at the navy de partment today In consultation with the officials respecting the conversion of ves sels of the merchant marine Into war craft. While not a shipbuilding firm, the Qulntard works have done a great deal of work on the engines and Interior fittings of ships, which Is just the class of work that would be regarded in the case of the auxiliary cruisers. Because of a protest from some of the western people the secretary of war has modified the order of last week, changing the names and boundaries of the military departments so as to retain tho name of the department of the Missouri. To do this, however, it was necessary to abandon the naming of the "Department of the Piatt," and the territory Included wit bin the pres ent limits of that department would be known as the department of the Missouri. The old department of the Missouri retains its name of the department of the Lakes, BELIEF WORK * Is to Be Organized and Made More Effective HAVANA. March 14.—Arrangements are In progress to discontinue a number of the relief stations ln Havana, which are open only at certain hours, and to establlslfone large central station, which will be open for relief at all hours of the day, with four suburban stations. Lists have been secured 1 of the names of the towns near Havana, of the number of inhabitants and of the destitution In each. These lists will be extended throughout Cuba, to embrace all the localities where suffering exists. A careful estimate, it Is hoped will be made of the total number to be provided for, so that the amount and variety of the daily rations can be fixed according to the money available. It Is believed that the long established hospitals and asylums of Havana can be made use of, If assistance is judiciously given to their regular managers. It is further hoped that by spending 110.000 in Los Cosas, now the principal place here for the relief of the concentrados. It can be made a model refuge, with new beds, good kitchens, etc. Rumors are in circulation here to the effect that American warships are to ar rive at this port and it is further reporled that the United States government will send either the battleship lowa or the In diana to this harbor to stay two or three hours. No cause Is assigned for the latter story nor can it be confirmed officially. One unidentified body was recovered to day from the wreck of the Maine. Important factions of the autonomists of Matanzas and Santa Clara, representing ail races, have agreed not to take part in the general or local elections next month. In some political circles the opinion is ex pressed that this agreement is the resuit of discontent, caused by the fact that the autonomist government has been unable to give employment to the excessive num ber of people who have been seeking po sitions in tbe government offices. The Marquis Garcia, governor of Santa Clara, tried to induce these factions to promise that they would take part in the elections, but he has been unable to change their resolution. In the district of Vinales, province of Plnar del Rio, tobacco to the value of $700, --000 has already been gathered. The other large estates have not been harvested. JUNTA OFFICERS Will Not Even Discuss Spanish Terms of Peace NEW YORK. March 14.— J. M. Ceballos. general manager of the Spanish Trans atlantic company made the following statement today: "I regret to see my name published in the morning papers In connection with negotiations looking to wards peace to be established in th» island of Cuba and stating that I was acting with full knowledge of the Sagasta ministry, all of which I deny to be the case. Whatever interest I may take in this matter Is solely propmted by my desire to prevent a conflict between Spain and the I'nited States, and to establish, it pos sible, a basis, as every true American hopes that will give us peace at an early date with honor for all concerned." Tomas Estrada Palma. of the Cuban revolutianary party in this city, today said that the proposition for the Cuban pacifica tion reported to have been offered by Senor Ceballos, was not satisfactory tn the junta. "We will not consider any propositon for the settlement of the war," he said, "un less It be based upon the absolute Inde pendence of Cuba. We are willing to pay Spain an indemnity of not more than 1100,400,000. If this Is not satisfactory to Spain, we will continue the war. Our re sources are sufficient to do this. I will not receive Benor Ceballos unless he wants to treat on the basis of absolute Independ ence." When Senor Palma was told that Span ish fours were Belling In the London mar ket at E3K, he replied: "I have recently sold some Cuban bonds at 50 per cent." THE FERN'S TRIP Supplies Landed at Matanzas and Sagua la Grande KEY WEST, Fla., March 1.-The Ameri can yacht Buccaneer arrived here this morning from Havana nnd the United States coast survey vessel Bache sailed this morning for Havana. The newspapi r dispatch boats Dewey, Echo and Confi dence arrived here from Havana and shortly afterwards returned to that port. The Fern's trip was uneventful. She reached Matanzas on Saturday, and at once began discharging her provisions Into lighters, On shore a few persons had gathered, but there was no demonstration •f any kind. The share of provisions for Matanzas was got rid ot in a businesslike way. and the Fern then sailed for Sagua la Orande, where the same program was gone through on Sunday, the operation of landing the stores occupying about six hours. United States Consul Barker boarded the Fern upon her arrival at Sagua. He said there were about 25,000 starving reconcen trads In his district. | The torpedo boat Winslow has arrived from Mobile, and the schooner Harry A. Brunner from Philadelphia is here with 1300 tons of coal for the fleet. The fleet is reported stationary. INSPECTION WORK No Lack of Vessels Now Engaged in Commerce NEW TORK, March 14,-The board on auxiliary cruisers Inspected the St. Louis and New York of the American line this afternoon. The visit to the St. Louis was a short one. The steamship was construct ed under the supervision of naval experts and all of the officers composing the board were familiar with the plan of the vessel. The New York was next visited. She wis constructed- when the company had its ships under the British flag. The New York was at one time in the reserve of the British admiralty and was built under the supervision of English officers. The inspection of all vessels on which tbe government has options by reason of the subsidy act will be proceeded with as rap idly as possible. Capt. Hodgers has very positive Instruc tions to make thorough inspections and im mediately report. He has been directed to examine all steamships available for auxiliary cruisers and transports, fast tugs for use as rams and steam yachts that could be quickly transferred into service able torpedo boats. He has been instructed also to telegraph his recommendations to the secretary of the navy so that action may be taken without unnecessary delay. It was said by a member of the board this morning that the department's orders were "hurry un" orders and that the Work SENOR GULLON. SPANISH MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS He gave Minister Woodford the intimation that Spain desired Consul Gen eral Lee's recall, and also the substitution of merchant Vessels for men-of-war to carry provisions to Cuban ports for suffering reconcentrados. of the board would be completed as expe ditiously as possible. How soon that would be he could not tell. "Possibly," he said, "we shall be through in three days." Another member of the board said: "Jusi as soon as our mission here was announced we began to receive orders from the steam ship companies. The owners of all the available American steamships in the har bor, I believe I am safe in saying, have placed their vessels at our disposal. Mer chant vessels, tugs and yachts are Includ ed in this. We had a particularly large number of yachts offered to us, and we will, no doubt, enter into negotiations for a number of these." Clement A. Grlscom, president of tbe International Navigation company, owners of the American line, was in consultation with the board in reference to the St. Louis, but what the result of that consultation was could not be learned. It was said by a member of the beard that nothing had been decided. The St. Louis is advertised to sail on Wednesday, but it was admitted by an official of the company this morning that he did not know whether or not she would. Lieutenant Commander Kelly de clined to say that the steamer would be held ln this port. PEACE PLANS Must Be Based on Absolute Freedom From Spain PHILADELPHIA, March 14. —Dr. John Gulteras, the representative of the Cuban junta in this city. In an open letter today discusses the published statements that there Is a project or foot to settle the Cu ban question on a basis of autonomy. "The plan." says Mr. Gulteras, "suggests for Cuba all the privileges now enjoy I by Canada. I cannot believe that such a plan is entertained by the United State? government, and T feel that an appeal should be made to public opinion to pro nounce Itself against the consummation of such a sacrifice." He holds that there are two reasons why tif plan of forcing autonomy should not be considered, because it wluld not be right, and because it would not be possible. In support of the first reason be says th? English Hag In Canada "means concilia tion, prosperity, progress: it means par ticipation In the grandest evolutionary movements in the human race," while In Cuba tbe Spanish flag Signified "devasta tion, ruin, murder: it signifies participation in a movement of decadence and degenera tion that has no parallel In history," He then declares that It would not be honorable to insist that the Cuban people remain in any way dependent upon a gov err.men: which lias made systematic star vation a procedure of war. and which, un der a mllita-y authority, has pursued a policy of extermination. He (|uoled th" letter written by ex-Ministc-r de Lome, In which he refers to him as Spain's trusted LOS ANGELESr HERALD. TUESDAY MORNING* MARCH 15, 1898 representative, declaring the plan of autonomy to be a farce. Of his second reason he says: "You can wipe the power of Spain from the seaa; you can crush the Island and her people under your hand; you cannot force autono my on the people of Cuba. Their conten tion for separation from Spain la too just: the gap between them Is too deep; the debt of blood, failure and desolation Is too great, and there is not a shadow of com munity of interests that can hold together that Which everything tends to disrupt. You can force a temporary peace, but Spanish domination In any form, never! War, with all its horror, will constantly recur.'' EUROPEAN NATIONS Will Advise President McKinley Against War LONDON, March 15.—According to In formation obtained from good sources, the Austrian emperor Is making great efforts to Induce the European powers to present to the United States the danger to Europe of their carrying any further their Inter ference In Cuban affairs. "Emperor William Is warmly seconding Ihe efforts of Emperor Francis Joseph. The American government Is aware of this situation." The Vienna correspondent of the Times telegraphs an abstract of an article In the St. Petersburg Novoe Vremya, which, he thinks, "deserves attention as giving an accurate account of the views and Inten tions of at least three of the great powers." The correspondent says: "The article asserts that the United States is well awari that in declaring war against Spain they could not count upon the approval of any of the European powers. All, it alleges, would sympathize with Spain, if not ac tively, certainly by categorical protests against President McKinley's conduct. This is also well known at Madrid. "Therefore," continues the Novoe Vrem ya writer, "It is hoped that Spain will not fall into the trap laid by Washington, for she has so far no serious ground for de- Glaring war, and measures should Immc llately be taken in order that she may not have such grounds in the future. "The European representatives," con cludes the article, "will notify the Wash ington government of their opinion that war is not desirable; that, and It Is to be hoped that President McKinley will real ize the disadvantage of such general cen sure and will not allow himself to be bluffed into war by American speculators." GUN CARRIAGES Wanted Just as Soon as They Can Be Made WASHINGTON, March 14.—The ord nance department of the army has sent an invitation to all tho firms which have in the past proposed to build disappearing gun carriages, in answer to the depart ment's advertisement, to come forward at this time and submit on their own be half proposals for building such carriages. They tire Invited to state how many car riages they can undertake at one; time, and aro enjoined especially to state the exact time to be consumed in making them. It is believed by the officials that the de livery of such carriages could begin ln from three to four months after tho plac ing of orders, the difference in time de pending upon whether or not the manu facturers have their plans already in hand and also upon the caliber of the gun to bo mounted, whether 10 or 12-inch. The plans of the fortifications board, which are be ing followed in the emplacement of these guns by the ordnance officers of the de partment, contemplate the mounting of all tin- big rides on disappearing carriages. The bureau of ordnance of the War! de partment opened bids today for a largo supply of armor piercing projectiles and for 12,000,000 ride ball cartridges. A MADRID SKNBATION MADRID. March 14.—A great sensation has been caused here by an official dis patch from Havana saying that the insur gent leaders Cayito, Alvarez and Nunez have been killed by other Insurgents while the former were on their way to tender their submission to the Spaniards. Official circles claim that the action of Cayito and his companions is proof that an Important section of the insurgents Is anxious to ac cept the "legal regime." ARMY EXPENSES WASHINGTON, March 14.—Two esti mates of appropriations to meet tbe cost of the recently authorized addition of two regiments of artillery to the army were sent to congress today by Secretary Alger One was a supplemental estimate of $401,1.11 for the. appropriation for the pay of tho army for the next fiscal year and the other was for a deficiency of $134,170 in the cur rent year, appropriations to defray the added expenditures for the remainder of this year. LANDSMEN ENLISTED PHILADELPHIA, March 11.-Today for DINING TABLES Immense Reductions this week If you can use on; it will pay to buy it now. Southern California Furniture Co., 312-314 S. Broadway he first time "landsmen" were enlisted or service In the United States at the .cague island navy yard. Any ablebodled nan who answered the physical require ments was admitted. The reason for this action, one of the officers of the shipyard said today, was that orders have been re ceived from Washington to recruit as rap Idly as possible 200 landsmen to serve us seamen and coal passers. A HURRY ORDER NEW YORK, March 14.—A hurry order was received at Brooklyn navy yard from Washington for a six-Inch gun, to be sent Immediately to San Francisco. The gun is a large, rapid-fire, breeoh-loading rifle which has been on the receiving ship Ver mont. The work of transferring the gun commenced at once. The officers at the navy yard were reticent as to what the gun was needed for at San Francisco, but It was reported that there Is somnthing wrong with one of the guns of the cruiser Philadelphia and this gun is intended to replace It. The gun will go by rail direct to Mare island navy yard. DAVITT'S DIPLOMACY LONDON, March 14.—Mr. Curzon's reply that Mr. Davltt's questions relative to loaning warships to the United States were Inopportune was received with loud cries of "Hear, hear" from the Unionist benches. Mr. Davitt, in an Interview on the sub ject, said: "I put the question as to the ships because the subject was not pro ceeded with last week. I wanted to elicit the truth. I knew, of course, that the statement made to the effect that warships would possibly be loaned was as absurd as the rumored alliance, and I received ex actly the answer I expected. Mr. Curxon Is too clever a diplomat to give any answer which would dispel the idea than an Amer ican alliance Is on the tapis, as of course It never 1 was. Mr. Curzon knows it. but it serves England's purpose to let the conti nental nations think It is possible ln the near future." ORDERED TO DUTY STOCKTON, March 14.—Will Hender shot, an expert electrician of this city, who was once connected with the cruiser Charleston and whose name was registered at Mare island, has received peremptory orders to report at the navy yard for duty Immediately. MASON'S CHALLENGE WASHINGTON, March 14.—Senator Mason received today the challenge sent hlrt| by the editor of the Spanish illus trated paper, El Cardo. The document Is printed and is signed by the editor, the Marquis de Alta Villa. The challenge is for a combat at swords' points and is pre ceded by a short column of personal abuse ln which Mr. Mason Is described as "An Ignoble Yankee senator who scolds like a woman and who has not the valor to light like a man, and who would take a slap In the face without resenting it." The Amer ican people are referred to as "people who deal ln pigs and whose flag Is the almighty dollar." The senatotr accepts the challenge ln a jocose spirit. He says he will have to see the marquis before he decides whether he will accept, but that it scarcely accords with Spanish modesty for the challeng ing party to name the weapons, as is done in this instance. SYMPATHIZE WITH SPAIN LONDON, March 14.—The Vienna cor respondent of the Standard declares that Austria and Germany sympathize with Spain, the former being actuated by fam ily ties between the two reigning houses, and the latter by a grudge against the United States. NO COURT SESSION HAVANA, March 14,-The court of in quiry held no session today. The train from Matansas for Havana, when near Jaruco, about twenty-five miles out, was fired on "tonight. Three men were wounded in the arm. George Bar num of Savannah, Ga„ received a slight flesh wound in the arm. The secretary of the Matanzas municipality was more se verely wounded. Mrs. Barnum was with her husband at the time he was shot. As soon as the firing began all the passengers threw themselves upon the floor of the cars. MINING A HARBOR NEW YORK, March 15.—According to the World, submarine mines are being placed In the channel of Sandy Hook by the corps of engineers under the direction of Colonel Roberts. The greatest secrecy has been maintained by the officers and men in charge of the work. On Sunday afternoon the operations of a detachment of men, assisted by a driver, were watched from the Bhore by a number of sightseers. At first it was impossible to discern the exact nature of the work being done by the- men In the government tug which had been steaming about the lower bay all morning. A telescope was pro cured, however, and then the movement of the boat and the men could be seen with ease and distinctness. The work of nlaeing the submarine mines continued all day. At least twelve officers and men were aboard the tug. On the deck of the boat were heaps of wire and cables used in the construction of the submarine mines, three heavy anchors and one floating or buoy torpedo. After the preliminary arrange ments the diver was lowered over the side of the vessel. To all appearances he was descending for the purpose of determining the nature of the channel's bottom. He was submerged for several minutes. When he came up he held a long conversation with the officers. The second time he went aogn the an chor was lowered. A few minutes Inter the floating torpedo was cast Into the water. To the bottom or cap of the torpedo there was a great ball-like affair, a chain was attached for the purpose of connect ing the mine with the anchor. It was fully fifteen minutes before the diver came up the second time. To all appearances he had moored the torpedo to the anchor with success. He removed his helmet and the tug steamed away. ■very tew minutes tha boat stopped arul the umii trapped weights and lines Into the bay. They were evidently soundtag the depth ef the water. It was first Intended by the engineers tq mine the Narrows, but that scheme was abandoned owing; to the great depth of the water at that point. The engineers say that a complete system of torpedoes oft Ssndy Hook would render the harbor Inaccessible to a hostile ship. WAR 18 A CRIME BANGOR, Me., March 15,-Benator Eu gene Hals, chairman of the senate commit tee on naval affairs, Is home for a few days on private business. To a reporter , who is an Intimate friend he said: "I have been steadfastly refusing to dis cuss the Spanish situation with newspaper i men. Ido not want to be questioned about . the situation, but you may say that I do not believe ln war. War Is a great blunder; It Is a great crime. But I fear the news papers may drive us into It, but I believe the best way to avoid war Is to be prepared for It." 1 The senator In conversation with several friends said he regarded the situation S3 | serious and thinks the country Is In dan ger of an encounter. He endorses the ac tion of the president in making the most active preparations for war, and believes the Maine was destroyed by an outside agency. MORE HARBOR WORK SAVANNAH. Ga., March 15.—The war department Is taking every precaution for the defense ef Savannah harbor, Arrange ments are being made to send Battery V of the Fourth artillery, In command of Capt. S. W. Taylor, from Fort Tyler, Kas. This Is a battery of light artillery, which will go Into camp here and remain under orders to assist ln the defense of Savannah. A battery of heavy artillery will also be. sent here to take charge of the new fortirt catlons at Tybee Island. The Tybee forti fications are not completed yet, but It is understood that only a little work Is re quired to put them in condition. TESTING A DRY DOCK NEW YORK. March 14.-The work of testing dry dock No. 3, which has been practically rebuilt since the leak was dis covered several months ago, was contin ued today and was more successful than the tests made yesterday. It had been ex pected that the dock would be ready for use by April Ist, but it Is now doubtful if It will be ready before May Ist, as It will take thirty days to remove the cofferdam. SAN FRANCISCO DEFENSES SAN FRANCISCO, March 14,-The land defenses of San Francisco harbor have been greatly strengthened of late, and the military and naval authorities agree that the battleship Oregon Is not essential for the protection of the port. The 10-lnch battery at Fort Point has been reinforced by the addition of two guns, so there are now Aye 10-inch rifles In position. Five 12-lnch guns commanding a fine sweep of . the ocean can be depressed to bring under Are a ship attempting to pass the narrow channel between Lime Point and Fori Point. Three more 12-lnch guns at Fort Baker, together with the sixteen mortars and three dynamite guns on the peninsula can also be brought Into use at long or short range. The great guns on Lime Point, nearly GOO feet above the water, are so high that a plunging fire against the deck of a ship may be delivered. All of these formidable weapons are so situated that their fire may be concentrated on any hostile fleet at tempting to enter the Golden Gate. GUNBOAT REPAIRS NORFOLK, Va„ March 14 -The gun boat Machlas has been ordered to Boston, and she will sail In the morning. She coaled today. It Is supposed the transfer was made be cause the work on her could be done more expeditiously ln Boston, this .fard devot ing all Its energies to the Newark. A large number of new men were taken In today, making the total number about 1 1700. 1 SUPPLIES FOR FORTS FENSACOLA, Fla., March 14,-The schooner Josephine Mestlr has arrived with a large quantity of shot an 3" shell for the forts and batteries here. A large lot of powder for the government arrived over the Louisville and Nashville road this morning, and two carloads of torpedoes ar rived tonight. The movement of troops from Fort Barrancas to the heavy batteries on Santa Rosa Island begun today. This is preparatory to practice with the bfg disappearing guns which Is expected to begin this week. EASY TO DEFEND CINCINNATI, 0., March 14.—A special to the Commercial Tribune from Tampa, Fla., says: Ammunition continues to arrive ln large quantities for tie vessels of the North Atlantic squadron, but the cruiser Marblehead, which arrived here Saturday under orders to load with ammunition for Key West and Tortugas, is still lying at anchor a quarter of a mile from the rail road dock, where she will have to take on the cargo. It was learned today that thirty-six carloads of ammunition was the full shipment sent to this place. Only six teen carloads have yet arrived, but the balance Is expected tonight. The two carloads of torpedoes and torpedo buoys said to be for the protection of Tampa bay have not yet been unloaded. A small ves sel of the navy, or one of the revenue cut ters will probably do the work of placing these torpedoes In position. The govern ment officers familiar with the channel of Tampa bay say tTiat the only protection needed will be the removal of the buoys and beacons marking the channel, for the channel Is so crooked that even the ship masters and pilots who are thoroughly familiar with It would have great diffi culty In finding It without the buoys. Com mander McCall of the Marblehead re ceived several telegrams today. He will not give out the slightest information con cerning the future movements of the ves sel. SLOW RECRUITING WASHINGTON, March 15.—The newly established recruiting station at the navy yard here shows great activity. The emergency methods of accepting any man who makes application has not yet be come necessary, and therefore the work Is slow. During the past few days there have been two men accepted out of the hundreds of applicants. Everything which is available as fight ing material is placed ln a condition to be used readily, and Captain Robinson stated that orders had been received to prepare i for quick movements. Tomorrow there will leave for Mlnne ! apolls, which Is at League island, two I corporals, 206 privates and two musicians. Though the two new regiments which have been authorized to be formed exist as yet only on paper, they can be filled within sixteen hours, and two hours later ■ could be formed In marching order. WEBFOOT NAVAL RESERVE PORTLAND, Ore., March 14.—Steps were , taken today looking to the organization of • a naval reserve for the state of Oregon. At a meeting ln the First regiment armory of the Oregon National guard a roll was opened and twenty-five signatures secured.' - As soon as forty men sign, application will be made to the governor for authority to organise a company. BOSTON STORE. J. W. ROBINSON CO. 339 South Broadway Telephone 904 Mala . 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LATER DETAILS LONDON, Marcll" 14.—The Cape Town correspondent of the Dally Mall, who learns that the murderer's name Is Yon Volthelm, says: "He Is reported to be the same man whose supposed body was found In the Thames, bound with ropes, last year, but who afterward turned up serving as a trooper In the Cape police at Vryburg. "Mr. Joel and Mr. Strang received Yon Volthelm ln Strang's room. All three had revolvers, a circumstance explained by the fast that the meeting was not an ordinary one. The first shot is said to have been fired by Mr. Strang at Yon Volthelm, who had tried to seize Jole's revolver. "Yon Volthelm then fired at Mr. Strang, she bullet entering his eye and causing al most Instant death. Several shots were afterward fired. The clerical staff rushed ln and Yon Volthelm was secured after a tierce struggle. The motive for the crime was the failure in an attempt to black mall." Peruvian Affairs LIMA, Peru, March 14.—(Via Qalveston, Tex.) 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Senator Foraker today Introduced a bill iroviding for the awarding of public lands n the arid land states to Individuals or ■orporatlons who may provide for their eclamatlon by Irrigation, not more than 00,000 acres to be patented to any one company or person. Senator Hoar Introduced a bill today prohibiting the Importation Into tbe United States of birds or their feathers for irnamental purposes, and Imposing a One >f 150 for each offense. A bill was Introduced by Representative Mewlands of Nevada directing the secre ary of the Interior to make surveys for md determine and report on the cost of irectlng reservoirs In certain rivers and rlbutarles, and appropriating 1280,000 for be purpose. The rivers named are the Sioux, Mlasourl and Yellowstone, for, thn benefit of Nebraska, North and South t\- 4 iota. Montana and Wyoming; the Colum bia and Snake for Oregon, Washington md Idaho; the Piatt, Arkansas and Rio 3rande for New Mexico and Colorado; Carson, Wslker and Humboldt for Nevada, md Little Colorado, Olla, Salt, Rio Verde md Puero for California and Arizona. WATER STORAGE Bill Looking to Surveys of Reservoir Sites WASHINGTGON. March 14.—(Special to The Herald.) Representative Newlands of Nevada today Introduced a bill appropri ating $260,000, to be expended under the direction of the secretary of the Interior, for making a survey and reporting the cost of construction of reservoirs at the headwaters of western rivers. It provides for surveys of the Little Colorado, Olla, Salt. Rio Verde and Puerto rivers, for the benefit of California and Arizona. The Pinta Repaired SAN FRANCISCO, March 14,-The re pairs to the boilers and pipes of the United States ship Pinta are almost completed, and on Wednesday Uncle Sam's present to the naval battalion stationed at San Die go will be given a trial trip. If everything works all right, she will be taken to San Diego by Capt. Turner at an early date. Imported Lemons Free Those Interested In lemon culture can obtain some ot the finest Imported 'Vari eties for seed, free of charge, at Woolla cott's liquor store, 124 North Spring street.