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fc Sir/ SXeft behind 77/e
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night CT CYtt ' /• 1
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pjBDAY Italian Home Life in the Middle Ages
benefit of tho Associated charities and the Lark Ellen Home for Newsboys.
Reserved seats now on sale
mission, 50c. Reserved seats, 75 cents And (1.00 at the Blanehard Piano Company.
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Angeles 8:00 a.m. Tuesday and Friday | IDon't \
dena 8:25 a.m. Tuesday and Friday 5
as City 6:10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday $ Tffiss St \
>vis 7:00 a.m. Friday and Monday | ' \
Im. Friday and Monday i §
„.. " aervlce. la run for passengers with flrat-olasi
lar tlcaei and aleoplng-oar rate la made. Dining
Aestlbuled and electric lighted. AU the luxurlei of
N A DAY . . ,
Santa Fe riinn on every Tuesday and Saturday a
rersldo and the beauties of Santa Ana Canyon,
■a at 9r2S a. in Returning arrives at LOl Angeles at
mra atop at both Kedianda and Riverside.
\d Coronado 33eaoh
1 the run ln ahout four hours from Loa Angeles,
oronado s>p«cial will run. The rld« is dollgttful,
title Ocean beach.
;oo Spring St., corner Second
lutes from City Hall and Principal Hotcla
Tioas, Ostrich Cays — Open all 2)ay
rhi. Every Lady Gets an Ostrich Feather Free.
E. A home like place for small families, single
men. Rooms by the day, week or mouth.
V" f the
Mfii* a few
de time on
i 1 < 11 n
HTan hour
mprvv been entrapiied.
well Insured.
Tl. Tapseott. Robert Hop-
Ings and William Fergu-
I.he Klamath River Lum-
Inent company, were ar
isday at Klamathon, Sis-
I Deputy United Stntes
'The charge against them
ourt in disobeying nn in
| Morrow to refrain from
Ithe saw mills and other
■>y the Pokegama Lum
■mpany. The cases will
■ > Damage Except at
■re Island
WjlCO, March 31.—Today's
Bjnterlor indicate that in
Mns died away ln Mon
fclvorth in Mendocino
|fcs,|>rting dam
■ s prac
■int at
Vie dry dock at Vallejli es-
Bp' by the earthquakq. but
other fit ho
or damaged;
Wfgr.'.c.ate loss will exceed $1,000,
- at Mare Island navy
■ Is shut down.
the diplomats talk, the army
navy departments are using cv-
Vry moment of time to complete
Vpreparations for defense; improvised
W warships are being made ready for
a« service and the fleet concentrating at
?4> Key West and Hampton Roads.
■4> General Blanco issues a decree de
•4, daring that the four eastern prov
-4* inces of Cuba are pacilied and auton
-- omy measurably established; the re
-4" concentrados will be permitted to go
+ back to their farms and will be given
+ government aid in the way of tools
+ and seed and food pending the har
-4" vesting of a crop.
4- The Spanish Conservatives urge the
4* rejection of terms proposed by the
•4. United States; the Spanish press ig
-- noraut of the real question at issue,
4- resents even the proposal of an arm
-4» istiee.
4- Rabid war talk displeases our
4> peaceful president, but a congres
-4> sional committee informs him that
4- there will be no waiting after Monday.
4> Johnson of Indiana in the house
4- talks in favor of delay in the Spanish
+ matter and is hissed; the temper of
4> congress as shown by speeches de
-- livered promises action with or with
-4> out the consent of the president.
+ The San Pedro item in the sundry
+ civil bill will probably be reached to
-4» day; also It will probably be passed.
4> Spain's reply is received and it
4- shows very clearly that Spanish di
-- plomacy is simply playing with the
4- United States president; Spain is play
«!> Ing for time, and on this particular oc
+ caslon has gained twenty-four hours,
+ which is as important as twenty-four
4> months under ordinary circumstances,
4, for the torpedo flotilla Is about due at
4, Porto Rico.
+ + + + •»• * ++ + + + + + + + + + + + +4.
aback. The second mate, who was in
charge of the deck, thought that the Wood
hud run into a submerged rock or the hull
of a derelict. He sent for Captain McLean
and In a few minutes all hands tumbled on
deck and were standing by, resfcy to lower
the boats. The shock was also felt by sev
eral other vessels at sea.
Freight Rates
CHICAGO, March 81.—Tha Interstate
commerce commission opened al three days'
meeting today. The case against the
Union Pacific Railroad company for ex
cessive rates for short distance fieight was
continued Indefinitely. There was no ses
sion of the commission during the after
A Foolish Farmer
PITTSBURG, Pa„ March 31,-Because
Bertha Asplegel would' not marry horn,
Wm. Hlilaman, a farmer of Moon Hall
township, near here, shot and killed her
.and then cut his throat with a razor. The
girl was 16 years otf age and refused him
acoount of w m
In Accordance With Spanish Tactics
the President's Propositions Are
Neither Granted Nor Denied
Associated Press Special Wire
• WASHINGTON, March 81.—Spain's a
• official reply to President Mckinley's •
• latest demand on the Cuban ,-iituatlon •
• was received in Washington tonight. •
• An anxious party, comprising most of •
• tho cabinet and several close friends •
• of the administration, waited till late •
• ln the evening in expectation of de- c
• velopments. About 10:30 the message o
• began to come In cipher and the work c
• of translating was begun at once. It •
• was officially stated, however, that no •
• lntlimaition as to the nature of the re- •
• ply could be divulged tonight. •
• Among those at the White House •
• were Senator Hanna, Secretary Alger, •
• Secretary Bliss, Assistant Secretary a
• of State Day, who dined with the pres- •
• Ident; Second Assistant Secretary of •
• State Adee, to whot-i was confided!the •
• translation of the message; Senator a
• Spooner and Senator Ald'rich. There •
• was an Intensely expectant crowd of •
• newspaper correspondents, larger •
• than often gathers at the White •
• House at night, waiting In the lobby •
s outside the president's office. But c
• they were destined to disappointment, •
• for after the telegraph instrument in •
• the adjoining office had steadily elat- •
• tered for half an hour, Mr. Porter, c
• the president's secretary, appeared c
• with tho announcement from Secre- •
• tary Day that it was Impossible to •
• translate the message in time to give •
• out any statement tonight. The tele- 0
• graph instrument was still citcking •
• when the correspondents filed out, •
• 'indicating that the message was at •
• least quite lengthy. •
• •
NEW YORK, April I.—The Herald s
Washington correspondent says: Had the
reply been favorable, all Washington would
soon have known it. Sagasta wants more
time. The statement is made that only the
oortes can make concessions of territory.
The receipt of Minister Woodford's mes
sage has not changed tiie.situatlon. Evi
dently Spain has tried to I make a show
of yielding. She lias not made a f irtnal re
quest for more time, but sht is gotag to do
Senator Hanna, when asked if it was
peace or war, replied that he did not know.
The message irom Gen. Woodford, which
is a very long one, was not entirely trans
lated. While he did not give Spain's final
reply to our proposition, it contains the
general opinion of Minister WoouTord on
the whole situation, gathered from talks
he has had with members of the cabinet,
as well as from communications which
have passed between him and the council.
A special dispatch from Washington to
the World (time, 2 a. m.) gives the following
outline of Spain's reply to the note pre
sented by Minister Woodford:
"Spain neither accedes to nor declines
President McKlnley's propositions.
"She makes a counter-argument that
Spain should herself be allowed to propose
terms as to what should be done regarding
her own territory, rather than that the
United States should do so."
A special to the Journal and Advertiser
from Washington says: It is extremely
unlikely that Sagasta will make a defiant
reply. He is almost certain to suggest
fu»ther dday, on the ground thnt the cortes
does not meet until April 25th, and that a
definite reply is for that reason Impossible.
Should this expectation be realized, it
seems Incredible that the president will at
tempt to defer congressional action.
Fought a Draw
SYRACUSE, N. Y„ March 31>-Tommy
White of Chicago and George Dixon, the
champion featherweight pugilist, fought
a 'twenty-round draw before the Empire
Athletic club of this city tonight. Two
thousand people saw the bout, which was a
thoroughly scientltic one.
White had the advantage of reach and
made the most of It, keeping his left going
Into Dixon's face, with the effect of effec
tually preventing the rushes of his oppo
nent doiing any damage. Dixon's blows had
a much greater force, but he failed to'land
as often as his antagonist, and although
the crowd yelled for a "White decision"
they were well satisfied with the decision.
The bet'tlng at the ring side, what money
there was, going on the colored boy at odds
of 2 to 1 and 4 to 31.
A Mining Railroad
STOCKTON, Cal., March 31.-A meeting
of the citizens of Stockton was held this
evening in the interest of the building of
the Stockton and Tuolumne county -all
road as an .independent line from the min
ing sections of the mother lode to tide
water at Stockton, canal. The people pro
pose to give aid to the road in the form of
stock subscriptions to be paid ln Install
ments of 20 per cent at the completion of
each twelve miles of the Kne. The second
survey is now out fourteen miles and grad
ers are at work near town. The promoters
assert that the line will not be expensive
but that it will be profitable;
Major Ford Dead
CARSON, New, March 31.—Major Geo.
P. Ford died suddenly ln this city this
morning. He came to the Comstock in 1860
and was well known throughout the state.
He served ln the war In Company A, Thir
teenth infantry, and was lieutenant colonel
of militia on the governor's staff until re
cently. J
Sagasta Blandly Asks Whether McKinley Does Not Think a
Scheme of Autonomy Can Be Put Into Operation in Cuba*
McKinley Gives the Flotilla Twenty-Four
Hours More Time
WASHINGTON, March 31. (Special to The Hernia.) Lincoln was a man of liberation. McKinley
will go crashing down the ages as a man of deliberation. He will be given until Monday in which to
hand to congress Spain's reply to his ultimatum and his recommendation of the proper course to pur
sue. ' The President has reached the end of his tether and he is being boosted into some sort of heroic
attitude by the combined efforts of congress and the country.
Today he received the reply from Spain in answer to the ultimatum he sent to Sagasta cabinet
yesterday. This reply has set ail official Washington to laughing for Spain has blandly asked, for
the tenth time at least, if the United States does not think an effective scheme of autonomy can be put into
operation in Cuba.
Spain could not have shown her contempt for the administration any more than she has done.
While the admirers of this country have assumed that the Sagasta cabinet was tremblingly consider
ing the magnificent declaration of President McKinley, the cabinet was placidly framing this jocose
reply. Astounding as the news is, it comes from the best of authority.
The President sent word to Woodford yesterday afternoon that all negotiations must have for
a condition precedent, the freedom of Cuba,nnd Spain was given twenty-four hours in which to make
definite arrangements.
The cabinet council conferred with the queen regent today for several hours. After the meeting
It was declared confidentially at Washington that the reply was unsatisfactory and about two oclock
word went around that Spain had rejected the proposition. This in effect was what she actually did,
but the president being a man of peace, failed to construe the reply in that way, on the charitable
supposition that the Sagasta cabinet did not understand the purport of his intimation.
With the spectacle of an enraged congress, a Republican party in revolt and an infuriated
country, the president, be it said to his credit, sternly sent back word that Spain might have twenty
four hours more, and that any scheme of autonomy was an impossibility.
It is expected Spain will make some counter proposition tomorrow as placid and ingenious
as it made today.
Negotiations during the last ten days have been actually ludicrous from an American stand
point. With the ridiculous Woodford as minister to Madrid, the intimations of the United States from
the White House, and solemn replies from Spain in which the intimations were never directly answer
ed, have been as good as a farce comedy. After telling Spain three days ago that the war must stop in
Cuba, Spain inquired if this meant Cuban independence as a condition precedent. The president re
plied that it did, and gave Spain twenty-four hours in which to answer. This time limit expired today
and, as explained, Spain asked if an autonomist form of government could not be arranged for Cuba.
This is a fair illustration of the president's negotiations between the two countries, Spain maintaining
officially an aspect of amiable ingenuousness and successfully bluffing us into further delay at every
step of the proceedings.
Aside from this important diplomatic development the most significant incident today was a
visit of a committee of eleven representatives to the White House and their assurance that they were
confident a resolution for armed intervention would be adopted on Monday. Congress, however, has
been fooled so often during the last two weeks that it has no confidence in this alleged determination
of the president, a fact evidenced by the senate's refusal to adjourn over until Monday. Congress could
bring matters to a focus tomorrow if the Republican leaders had the necessary spirit.
The president had given Spain twenty-four hours more, and his friends say he was so angered
at Spain's suggestion of an autonomy scheme today that the closing lines of his cable to Woodford
contained information that correspondence was at an end so far as the United States was concerned.
Assuming therefore, that Sagasta, forced into a corner, makes a definite reply tomorrow, it
should be known here by noon, and unless the president hides away this answer, congress could with
propriety, in case the answer was still unsatisfactory, adopt a resoluti on declaring in favor of Cuban
independence and armed intervention.
It is difficult to describe the mingled feeling of disgust, irritation and apprehension felt here
over the situation, which involves the rapid approach of the Spanish torpedo flotilla and another form
idable fleet of heavier war vessels.
If Spain, through the advantage given it by its superior "diplomacy," should destroy several
of our warships, McKinley's responsibility will be heavy indeed.
It is safe to say the house and senate will make demonstrations daily until something is done.
An earnest of that was given today through the fierce speeches made by Representatives Bailey, Cum
mings and James Hamilton Lewis.
Senator Chandler is primed for a speech tomorrow on the resolution he introduced today calling
upon the president for consular reports, which ihi , apartment has hidden for three months and
which contain full descriptions of all the misstry and star* ,'tion recently brought to light in such con
spicuous form. MAX F. IHMSEN.
—Chicago Chronicle.
Twelve Pages

Making Improvised Warships Beat;;/
for Service —Whole American
Fleet Headed for Key West
Assooiated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON. March 31.—Apparently
there was no cessation today of the i
traordinary activity which has prevai
at tho navy department during the pa
month. Now that many of the emergency
preparations are well under way, more .
tentlon is to be paid to the broader nu
Hon of a plan of campaign in the event bt
war. Under tills bead comes tho establi
ment of a depot to be used us a base of
supplies, and on this matter the comm ■ -
cial interests of the country are mak •
themselves heard.
Senator McEnery and Representat
i Meyer, Ogden and Davey of Louislt
! called upon Secretary Long today and s
plemented the representations of nr. ir*
j chants who were here last week urging
selection of New Orleans as a base of s
plies. They said the city, being situa
at some distance from the Gulf, was rea
sonably safe from attack by a fleet, and,
being a railroad center and situated on tha
Mississippi river, grain and other supplies
could be resldpped there in great abun
dance. The secretary did not commit him
The delegation also spoke to the secre
tary in regard to the defense of the city
of New Orleans, but the secretary ex
pressed the opinion that with a formidable
fleet in the gulf and such fortifications as
aro already in existence, the city was well
protected. ♦
The work incident to the transformation"
of the yachts and tugs recently purchased
for the navy department so as to make
them practicable for naval purposes Is now
well under way. The alterations and
changes neoessary are being rushed with
all possible speed and orders have been is
sued to employ a sufficient number of men
to work night and day, so that no time will
be lost. In the tugs, particularly, there
are numerous changes necessary for the
comfort of the men who will man them.
The yachts, on the other hand, are ln bet
ter shape, and less work will be required
than on the tugs. They will bo given a belt
of armor aB a means of protection for por
tions which are most vulnerable to the en
emy's fire. So far tho department has
purohased five yachts and eight tugs for
the auxiliary navy.
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British am
bassador, called on Assistant Secretary
Roosevelt at the navy department this af
ternoon and left his card for Captain Sigs
bee, congratulating that officer on his es-
cape and his bearing throughout his recent
thrilling experiences in the harbor of Ha
There was nothing specially significant ln
the movement of naval vessels reported
to the navy department today. Tho gun
boat Wilmington arrived at Jacksonville
yesterday on her way to New York for
The torpedo boat Somers, purchased ln
Germany, arrived at Pillau yesterday on
her way to the United States. The gun
boat Wheeling has left Port Angeles for
Seattle. The cruiser Columbia and the rev
enue cutter Morrill arrived at Norfolk to
day. The Columbia Is attached to the dy
ing squadron and is in complete readiness
for any service it may be called upon to
perform. Her sister ship, the Minneapolis,
now fitting ottt at League island, is ex
pected to join the squudron at Hampton
Roads in a day or two.
The gunboat Marietta of the Pnclfto
squadron arrived at Callao today. Although
not so admitted, it is generally understood
that she is bound fcr Key West. The same
is true of the battleship Oregon, which Is
expected to arrive at Callao this week.
These vessels have been informed of the
presence of the Spanish torpedo boat Ten
erurio on the east coast of South America,
and have been warned to be on their guard
against her while in those waters.
The military Information division of tha
war department has made public a table
bearing on the strength ot the militia in
the United States in 1897. It also gives data
as to the number of men liable for military
duty, information in regard to appropria
tions, military officers, encampments and
mobilization. This table is compiled from
the reports made to the department by
army officers detailed for duty with the
militia of the states. Tho authorized
strength of the military ol the entire coun
try (which, however, Includes several
states where this strength la not limited
particularly) is 186,813, while the aggregate
actual strength is 113.7C0, made up as fol
Infantry, 100,179
Artillery, 5055.
Cavalry, -1!>73.
Special troops, 2270.
Generals and staff officers, S7S.
Non-commissioned staff officers, 400.
The total number of men liable to mili
tary duty in the country Is 10,375,118.
State appropriations made for the main
tenance of militia in 1897 amounted to
It Is Kill or Be Killed on Board the
WASHINGTON, March 31,-Tho work of
overhauling tho dynamite cruiser Vesuvi
us, completing the work on her guns ana
fitting her up for active service, is almost
finished, and she probably will be ordered
to leave the Washington navy yard within
the next two days. It is thought she will
go first to Norfolk and then proceed to
southern waters.
The men are giving lier a coat of black

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