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W.A.CLARK HERE; TALKS BUSINESS Former Senator Tells of Big Work Salt Lake Road Is Doing in Meadow Valley DISCUSSES DEPOT PROJECTS Admits Traffic Arrangement with Steamers Yale and Harvard. Pleased by Census William A. Clark, former United States senator from Montana, and pres ident of the Los Angeles, San Pedro and Salt Lake railway, accompanied by his wife and two daughters, arrived In Los Angeles yesterday morning from Meadow Valley, Nevada, where Mr. Clark passed seveal days inspecting the now Salt Lake line being constructed there. He says It will be open for traffic about March 1. In his privnto ear, and accompanied. besides Mrs. riark and his children, by H. 11. Sinclair, his secretary, and other official*. Mr. Clark arrived at the Salt Lake station at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Clark and the chldren wore taken at once to the homo of William A. Clark, Jr.. Nt 2600 West Adnrnn Street, whore the family will he quests during their stay in T>os Angeles. Mr. Clark Is here, he Rays, on hl« regular inspection tour nnd will re main in the city several days, getting in touch with the local railroad situ ation. Almost immediately after arr!\» lns he went to the general offices of the Salt take railroad In the Pacific Fleet ric building, -..'here he remninei all day. Mr. Clark expressed himself yester day afternoon as being pleased with the showing made by Los Angeles 1n population according to the recent cen sus, but stated that It was no more than ho expected, lie denied the ru mor, however, which has been current for some time, flint he intended to make his home here. WIT.I. NOT IIVVK HOME HERE "My home is in Montana." he s,-il'* yesterday afternoon In his offices, "and not here. I cannot have homes in ev ery city where I have interests or where I visit so T will not hnre (KM here. I have, however, extensive a.id prowine: interests in Los Angeles and Southern California—interests whl.-h require- a great deal of my tlm", and for this reason I expect to pass a portion of my time in this city. My son has Just secured himself a rntne here and I shall QH that while her-. Put as for my living here—thero is nothing in the rumor." Senator Clark has been making a personal inspection of the entire Salt Lake system, having come from his home In Montana to do so. When asked about possible improvements which will he made on his rallroaa here he said: "Yes, a number of things are being contemplated. A union station? W-rft, I don't hear much about that now anl am in no position to make any state ments about the probability of one be ing erected here. Personally. I am in favor of union stations for the benefit and convenience of the traveling pub lic. But it is a hard matter to <r=t three railroads to agree on a proposition and, as I say. I have heard nothing much about it lately.' 1 "Yes, the Salt Lake Is contemplat ing the erection of a depot," contin ued the senator. "It will come in time for we must have It'to accommodate the increased travel over our lines. 7 can hardly say when it will be bi'lt. There might he a possibility of the rail roads agreeing on a union station. If not we will build but I cannot say when. We are devoting all our oner pies at the present time to the, con struction work which is going on tn the Meadow valley. Nothing else In the improvement line will be attempt ed on a large scale until that wor*c !ft completed." "At present it is progressing nicely and I am of the opinion that it will be completed and ready for operation by March 1. We have a great force of men and animals at work there now— 2000 men and 1200 animals and work on the tunneling—there being eight tun nels to construct—is progressing satis factorily. We will begin to lay .ails on part of the line within ten days, and that means that the work on the new road is well along toward com pletion." On being questioned as to the Ral* Lake's connection with the Hxrvarfl and Yale, the new, fast, coastwise boats which are now on their way to the Pacific coast to ply between Los Angeles harbor and San Francisco, Mr. Clark said: "The Salt Lake has made some traf fic arrangements with the Harvard nnd Yale—further than that we have: no connection with them. This trafftc ar rangement will be of mutual advaitage and I believe that the boats will be a great benefit to the Pacific coast, es pecially Los Angeles. They.will make four trips per week between Los An geles and San Francisco and as they are first class ships in every respect, I beUeve they will be well patronized. "The American Express company, which comes to Los Angeles over the Salt Lake, is doing a satisfactory busi ness, one which is increasing all tha time. I am also informed that tt gives the merchants of Los Angeles an ex cellent service. Business conditions, throughout the country are good. I look for an increase in manufacturing throughout the country. There is some friction existing where rates are con cerned and also, some of the railroads are having labor trouble at the pres ent time, but I. look for these to be set tled within a short time." ' On leaving here, Mr. Clark will go to Jerome, Ariz., where he ha 3 ex tensive copper interests. The date of his leaving is uncertain, according to his statement yesterday, it depending on the amount of work he has to trans act here. CAPT. C. G. LEHNHAUSEN TO TAKE BRIDE THURSDAY Captain Cnarleg G. Lehnhausen of the police department and Miss Char lotte M. Reppert will be married in St. Vlblana's cathedral at 6 o'clock Thursday morning and shortly after ward will start for the north on their honeymoon. The captain, who will be 44 years old on his wedding day, obtained the mar riage license yesterday at the office of the county clerk, giving the Informa tion as to htl age and naming Ven ezuela as the plactj of his birth. His bride-to-be is a native of California and Is 35 years old. Former U. S. Senator W. A. Clark, Who Arrived in the City Yesterday ¥/ Mi :4 \\| SAYS MEXICO PAID EMPLOYE OF CITY Prosecutor Eddie Presents New Evidence in Case Against Detective Talamantes Evidence tending to show that F. J. Talamantes is in the employ of tho Mexican government, while being em ployed as detective on the Los An geles police force, was introduced by City Prosecutor Guy Eddie at the ses sion of the police commission yester day. The evidence was not as strong on this point as Mr. Eddie would have liked to have had it to prove his point, but he declared the Mexican consul had receipts to show that money had been paid Talamantes by the Mexican gov ernment for services rendered, and the commission instructed (Jhiof Gallo- I way to try to induce the Mexican con | sul to testify, when the case is resumed i next Wednesday night. As the matter pertains to the admin istration of governmental affairs, there Is no legal way the consul can be made to produce the receipts it is alleged he has, unless he volunteers. 1)K LAIt.V MAKES OWtX&ADtT I* G. de Lara, a Mexican revolution ist, who said he was arrested by order of Talamantes for an apparently triv ial offense, was the last witness on the stand yesterday afternoon. He told of having been held in Jail for several J days, without being booked on any charge, while his wife endeavored to secure his release by offering bail. He Bald that while held in a cell the first meal offered him consisted of nothing but a decayed potato, so objectionable that he did not touch it. He declared | tho potato was removed and given to him again for his second meal and then a third time. Some of the evidence given yesterday went back as far as twelve years. T. F. Botello, a private detective, said that William Bouett, a saloonkeeper, had told J. M. Glass, former chief of | police, that Bouett had caugiit Tal amantes robbing the till of the saloon one night after closing hours. Aa this j was all hearsay evidence, Mr. Glass is to be summoned to appear before the commission. Talamantes and L. F. Rico, another detective, who with T. F. Kico is also charged with being implicated in a number of the incidents in which Tal amantes la said to have figured, were put on the witness stand yesterday to tell why they had arrested Mexican revolutionists. They said they had been detailed on the case by Captain Auble. Paul Flammer, captain of de tectives, was called to tell if this state ment could be supported by the rec ords of the detective department, and the police commission was astonished when it learned that no records are kept in the detective side of the house. Mr. Flammer could not tell whether the men had been detailed on this case or not, nor could he tell what men have been detailed on any other case or what they were doing with their time. ELECTION EXPENSES ARE FILED BY CANDIDATES A few of the candidates for office in the election of Nov. 8 yesterday tiled their statements of their expenses dur ing the campaign Just ended. The fil ing of these statements is required by law. Joseph F. Chambers, re-elected to the office of police judge, expended $100.32, the $100 being given to the Re publican county central committee, 10 cents belne toy car fare and the re mainder for stamps. Roger A. Wood bury, candidate for constable In this township, spent $79.50. E. P. Truitt, who wanted to be elected Justice of the peace at Norwalk, expended $18.13. The expenses of Sidney N. Reeve, who was elected a Los Angeles township justice, were $144. The statements are filed with the county clerk who turns them over to the county recorder for official rec ord. OFFICER ADMITS GUILT LONDON, tfov. 14.—Lieutenant Siegfried Helm, the German army of ficer who ■vaa arrested charged with having made notes and sketches of the fortifications of Portsmouth har bor, pleaded guilty today and was sen tenced on bonds of $1250 not to repeat the offense. LOS ANGELES HERALD TUESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 15, 1910. THREE INJURED IN ACCIDENT SERIES One Carpenter Falls, Hits Second Scaffold and Carries An other to Ground Hurled from a scaffold seventy-five feet high when the structure collapsed late yesterday, J. O. Galiher, 32 years : old, of 6180 Aldama avenue, a carpen ! ter employed by the Aitken Reinforced I Concrete company, working on the new car barns of the Los Angeles Railway company at South Park avenue and Fifty-fourth street, fell to a platform forty feet below on which George Fil son, 22 years did, of 443 Crocker street was standing. The lower scaffold was broken and both men struck the ground amid a shower of broken boards and timbers. (Jaliher suffered fractures of both jaws; his lips were torn and bruised. ] several teeth were knocked out, his nose I broken and he was bruised and cut on the arms and body. Filson suffered a slight concussion of the brain and his back was badly sprained. The men were picked up by W. G. Wilson, timekeeper and foreman, of 136 Beacon street. They were placed In Wilson's auto and started to the re ceiving hospital. Wilson was driving his automobile as fast as possible. He was tooting his horn and blowing a j police whistle for a right of way and when nearing Seventh street and Broadway struck Mrs. Fred R. Dorn of 1190 Fourth avenue, who stepped from the curb directly In front of the rapidly moving vehicle. Mrs. Dorn was hufled to the curb and rendered unconscious. She was picked up and taken to the emergency hospital in Bullock's department store, where she soon regained consciousness and -went to her home. She suffered several minor lacerations and con tusions on her face and body. The two injured men were taken to the receiving hospital, where their In juries were dressed by Police Surgeon C. W. Wrig-ht. raliher was bleeding profusely from his wounds and was in a dazed condition. Neither he nor Fil son was able to explain how the ac cident happened. The men were working on a cement conveyor which is used to distribute the (ioncrete to all parts of the build ing. Galiher was connecting the pipe of what Is known as the boom and was standing on a small platform supported by a slight scaffolding. Filson, it is understood, was reinforcing the struc ture. After his wounds were dressed Gali her was removed to the county hos pital. ASYLUM PATIENT STEPS IN FRONT OF MOVING TRAIN Engineer Unable to Stop in Time to Prevent Death A man supposed to be J. B. Casey, who was discharged from Patton Oc tober 1, after having been in the asy lum five years, stepped in front of Salt Lake passenger train No. 7 under the Fourth street viaduct last night and was killed Instant.y. The train, in charge of Engineer Frank Holland, Fireman Harry Bald win and Conductor J. J. Ramsey, was running at the rate of twenty miles an hour when the accident happened. The train was inbound and just as the engine was within ten feet of the via duct a man stepped from behind one of the bridge supports and attempted to walk across the track. Before the engineer could apply the brakes the man was struck and hurled against a heavy timber near the track. The body was taken to the under taking establishment of Uresee Broth ers, where papers were found in the pockets indicating that the corpse is that of J. B. Casev. The coroner will hold an inquest pobably tomorrow. SHOOTS TWO IN PLAY SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14.—Playing in the kitchen of his home with a shot gun today, Vincent Fertiett, a 10-year old boy. shot,his two small cousinH, Clara Serio, aged 8, and Verinica Swlo, aged 11. Clara was seriously wounded, but the other little girl re ceived only a superficial wound. BOND MESSAGE TO POINT OUT DANGER Mayor Sums up Objections to the Contract in Communication to the Council SMALL ADVANTAGE TO CITY Deal Supplies Ready Money for Aqueduct Work, but Ties up Other Funds Expressing his disapproval of the j conditions In the contract proposed j for the purchase of Owens river bonds ! by the New York bond syndicate, ] Mayor Alexander will send a message to the council today. In his message the mayor points out the danger of tying up the sinking fund and other features of the proposed contract and | ■howl that the only advantage the j city will gain will be the advancement of money for the siphons. The mayor | says: To the Honorable the City Council: Gentlemen — In reference to the agrfement which your honorable body has Instructed the city attor ney to prepare, modifying the pres ent agreement between the city of ■ Los Angeles and the bond syndi cate, Kountzo Bros, and others, as to the aqueduct ',-ends, I would re spectfully make the following statement: Under the present agreement we would have: • November 2. 1910. on hand ..» 668,000 December 1 we will have available in sinking-fund 400,000 There Is now In water department fund aqueduct moneys amount ing to 126,000 We now have in sinking fund $850,000 of aqueduct bonds, held subject to option of the syndi cate, which option expires Feb ruary 1, 1911, so that under pres- ' ent agreement on February 1 we will have (850.000 of free bonds which can be put on the market at once. or. If the syndicate ex ercises Its option, we will have in cash 850,000 February 1, from bond syndicate. 816,000 Making a total 0f...: 12,856,000 for use between now and April 1, 1911. WOULD TIE Ur FCND The proposed agreement would tie up our sinking fund so that no moneys coming Into it after De cember 1, 1910, could be used by the- city, and it would extend the option on the $850,000 of bonds now in the sinking fund so we could not use that until February 1, 1913: so that under the proposed agreement we would have: On hand $ 663,000 December 1 In sinking fund..... 400,000 From water department fund... 125,000 From the syndicate at 0nce..... 1,020,000 Making- a total of 12,209,006 to last until April 1. 1911, or $640, - 000 less than under the present ar rangement. Under the present agreement, commencing- April 1, 1911, we would have: From the bond syndicate per month » 408,000 And the sinking fund accumulates at a rate which would give us per month about 48,000 Making'per month after April I.s 456,000 Under the proposed agreement we would have, commencing April 1, 1911, $510,000 per month, which would be $54,000 per month more ! than under the present agreement. But we must remember that the I $646,000 saved between now and April 1 under the present agree ment would enable us to run for twelve months at the same rate . provided for .In the proposed agreement. The syndicate further agrees to furnish, as needed, funds for the big steel siphons, which will cost $1,258,000. N NOT A DEFINITE CONTRACT s Under the proposed agrement the • city must sacrifice the premiums the syndicate has promised to pay on the balance of the aqueduct bonds, amounting to $62,000. The proposed agreement, like the present one, is not a definite con tract of purchase, but merely an option. The only advantage the city would gain would be more than offset by the sacrifice of the $62,000 of premiums and by the tying up of the sinking funds so that we cannot use them either for the aqueduct or for the power or harbor bonds. I realize the importance of hav ing money on hand for the pur chase of the siphons. I realize also - that money can be saved by hav ing funds sufficient to run the en terprise at full blast. And If the syndicate desires more of our bonds at this time, I believe it would be advisable to let it take a million or more from the end of the option at par. If such an arrangement . cannot be made, it merely means that we must run along at the present rate, $300,000 or less per month, and in that way save enough to pay for the siphons by the time they will be ready. Respectfully submitted, ** GEORGE ALEXANDER, Mayor. «* » • INTERNATIONAL Y.M.C.A. OFFICIAL VISITING HERE George B. Hodge of New York, edu cational secretary of the international committee of Young Men's Christian associations, is in Log Angeles as the guest of the local association. Thur day afternoon he will hold an educa tional conference with the faculty of the association evening and day schools and other interested men. At 6 o'clock a banquet will be held in honor of Secretary Hodge, and at 7 o'clock he will give an illustrated lec ture, showing with a remarkable series o; lantern slides, the latest develop ment:! in association educational work in the United States. J. H. Francis, superintendent of schools, will also make a short address at the banquet. Secretary Hodge will speak to the faculty of the Young Women's Chris tian association at 5:30 this afternoon, to the brotherhood of the association at 8 o'clock this evening, at the Fed eration club tomorrow noon, and at the colored branch of the Young Men's Christian association Wednesday even ing, besides speaking to day school students of the Young Men's Chris tian association. BULLETS FLY IN CROWD; ONE SHOT Enraged Negro Runs Amuck in » Spring Street and Fatally Wounds Bystander BEATEN DOWN BY ONLOOKERS Black, Infuriated in a Religious Discussion, Wields Revolver Viciously Becoming enraged while arguing over religion, Benjamin Shepherd, a negro ! rubbish hauler living in West Temple | street, ran amuck yesterday afternoon, , shot and probably fatally wounded Gio vanni Simoni, an Italian working on the aqueduct, and endangered the lives of an excited crowd of people In ! Spring street between Fourth and ! Fifth. , When overpowered after a long struggle with officers and pedestrians, | Shepherd flung his revolver on the j street disdainfully and declared he would "get his enemies yet." The trouble started in an alley open ing in Fifth street between Main and Spring streets. Shepherd was talking with several negroes on religious ques tions when one of the men contradicted his views. Without warning the negro drew a revolver and began flourishing it in the air, declaring he was ready to shoot the next man who was look ing for an argument. Frank Dunham, a deputy constable, happened to be passing at the time and he remonstrated with Shepherd. The negro told him to mind his own business and pointed his revolver at the constable. Dunham ran and raised an alarm. The next instant Shepherd sped down the alley toward Fifth street, waving his revolver and de fying anybody to cross his path. POLICEMAN GIVES CHASE When the negro turned into Fifth street Crossing Officer A. Arguello, stationed at Fifth and Main, gave chase. He followed the negro down to Spring. Shepherd turned north, but found his progress blocked by the crowded sidewalk. Suddenly he bolted across the street and jumping into a standing automobile, begged the chauf feur to place him beyond the reach of his pursuer. While the negro was arguing with the chauffeur Arguello reached the au tomobile. With his fist he knocked Shepherd clear out of the front seat to the street. The desperado, however, managed to hold on to his revolver and when tl.e officer tried to jump on him and pin him to the street he com menced shooting at him. Seeing his i peril, Arguello took refuge behind the i machine. The negro fired five shots at him. Meantime an immense crowd had gathered and was closing in on Shep herd. As the desperado fired his last shot, which struck Simoni, who was passing on the opposite side of the street, an unknown man caught Shep herd a stinging blow with his fist be hind the ear, dropping him to his knees. The next instant scores pounced on Shepherd and undoubtedly would have taken summary vengeance on him had not several cooler heads dragged the negro to his feet and held him for the arresting officers. As Of ficer Arguello grabbed him by the throat and pinned him against the side of the automobile the revolver fell from Shepherd's fingers and he muttered a curse on his "enemies." ONLY ONK WOUNDED While Shepherd was being held awaiting the arrival of the police pa trol, the wounded Italian was carried bteeding into a Spring street tailor shop. At .c same time a report spread that an occupant of an office on the third floor of the Anderson and Chanslor building had been wounded by the flying bullets. Though one of the balls did pierce a window in one of the upper stories of the building, it was learned that no one was injured."" When Simoni reached the receiving hospital he was in a precarious con dition. It was found that the bullet had entered the left lung, which was bleeding profusely. The injured man, who lives on San Fernando street, probably will die. An investigation of Shepherd's record following his arrest revealed that he passed three years in the Alabama asylum for the insane. He came to Los Angeles after being discharged as cured. Here he worked steadily and he now owns a home in West Temple street. He showed no signs of mental derangement until a few weeks ago, when his old delusion that white men were bent on lynching him took pos session of him once more. Associates were unable to convince him that he was mistaken. BEGGAR SAYS HE IS SON OF FORMER NAVY OFFICER J. A. McKcnna appeared before Police Judge Rose, yesterday morning, charged witli begging and drinking for the past forty days. McKenna testified that he was an Englishman. His father, he said, was a former officer in the British navy, who for several years has been sending him a monthly remittance. He denied drinking and begging, as charged in the complaint, but promised the court that if leniency be shown him "just this once" he would leave the city for ever. "Good," said Jude Rose. "See that you leave Los Angeles mmedately and never let us see your face agiin. If you return, it's thirty days in the city jail." CHARGE EMPLOYE WITH HAVING STOLEN GOODS Charged with receiving stolen prop erty, James T. Dalton, 315 East Sev enth street, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Detectives Murray and McCann. According to officials of the Zellerr back Paper company on Los Angeles street, Dalton, an old employe, has been pilfering goods from the com pany for two years. A search of the man's room resulted in the finding of more than $100 worth of the alleged stolen property. Dalton denied stealing the goods. He said they had been taken to his rooms by another employe of the con cern whose name has not been re vealed. \ /£frSfl3&Z£jg B& MV9BBSO& his November Silk Sale Should Beat All Records That Have Gone Before —The silks are so good; there are, so many of them, and the prices are so unusually low. Think of Fancy Work Silks in short lengths at 25c yard (some worth $1.25 yd. in a regular way). Another great table will be out at SOc— • half price and less. —Then there will be loveliest Messalines at $I.lo— under worth —and Suiting Velveteens at 50c yd. —Black Silks, Colored Silks and Fancy Silks—Thousands of yards all told. The Silk Sale of the Month, one of the Great Opportunities of the Year. —Remember, today— Bullock's .'■■: Special 1 17; Yards Spring „ special suiting suk. at... 75c —Most wonderful of all— —Unusual—hut wait until you Magnificent Parisian Silks we're Unusual but wait until you going to sell at exactly half price see what neat check effects ar« —exclusive patterns—our own here. Black and white, tan, blue, importations. A rare and impor- brown and green—ldeal for tant offering- women who de- -istsand dainty dressed sire handsome gowns. 76c yard. 85c Velveteen in -- ■ 1 0 pieces Black n - ThisSaleat..... JUU Velvet to go at, yd 9QC Another stirring item. Almost half ' prlco for a Velveteen ever so many —Just the Velvet so much In demand women want. Several pieces tan and lor millinery purposes. Every woman browns. 2* inches wide. A feature will recognize th« Importance of thim value at SOc yard. Item at »Sc yard. ■.:,■-■ A Famous Messaliiae ■_ d^l'l/7\ An Exceptional Value at v^l.lvy —A 35-inch silk, notable for its Royal qualities. Soft, firm, satiny—the silk favorite of 1910-rSurpassing in elegance many/ $1.50 silks. Among the colors: White, ivory, cream, pink, apricot, yellow, old rose, lavender, from light tan to dark brown and blues from Alice to navy gray, green, wistaria. A wonderful range—a wonderful —At $1.10. Madame Butterfly Marquisette <T»1 —-^ V A in Every Shade at Jpl.->U I 3.FQ —The queen of all Marquisettes—the most delightful veillike stuff to drape beautifully over Messaline or other silk—(Note above Messaline at $1.10 yard). A feature at $1.50 yard. Do You Want a Sunken Garden? Do You Want a Hill-Side Site? 8 You can get contours, most fertile soil, and other advantages that will make the finest gar dens in the county at Verdugo Canyon. Beauti ful view, salubrious climate, finest natural parks in Southern California. H Landscape engineers and artists will say Verdugo Canyon is the place for you. 35 minutes to city by electric line. Large villa lots, low prices and easy terms. You have only to see this property to say it is the most charming place. T » nTD TT 17 *00 Union Trust Bids. JnO. A. IK 1 Litj Tel. 1-6848. A Use Your Head /SttsSRS. in saving money as In enrnin^ it. You're human. fsli&ok<W\ If you make saving difficult you'll sidestep it. / BIIIML. * Make it easy by depositing here a little and de / l^^llU&M \ positing it often. Get the habit. Our interest rates / HLHw**? \ are as llign a the highest—oar service something / ft&KT.,Jti^ \ beyond the usual. $1 opens an account. Merchants Bank and Trust Co. 207-9-11 SOUTH BROADWAY CONGEALS 230 YARDS OF SILK UNDER GOWN Concealing 238 yards of silk goods, alleged to have been stolen from the Broadway Department store, under her dress, Marie Fernandez was arrested yesterday morning by Detectives Mc- Namara and Dixon and locked in the city jail on a charge of grand larceny. Pete Gutierrez, alleged to be an ac complice, was arrested on the same charge. The woman and man passed an hour yesterday looking at silks in the store but failed to make a purchase. A clerk who was waiting on them be came suspicious of their actions and notified the store detective. After watching the couple for a few min utes the detective became convinced that Gutierrez was slipping silks off the counter to the floor which were picked up by the woman and con cealed under her sKirt. Detectives McNamara and Dixon also watched the people for some time before arresting them. At an oppor tune moment they tapped them on the shoulder and asked them to .-tip in the waiting patrol. When searched at the police station the -.Oman's skirts gave up a medium sized handbag. Opening this, the de tectives found silks which are valued at nearly $150. "Have you ever heard a person curse the day he was born " "Yes. That is very common." "He must have had the gift of speech early."—Collegian. Editorial Section DRY DOCKS ON PACIFIC COAST TO BE RETAINED WASHINGTON, Nov. 14.—Secretary Meyer who has just returned from an extensive trip of inspection of the navy yards and stations managed to make his trip profitable by cutting oft $300,000 of naval expenditures in these yards. The secretary is preparing recom mendations to Congress regarding the discontinuance of some of the yards and substantial improvement on oth ers. It is probable the Charlestown yard will continue to be a torpedo boat sta tion, as experts have estimated it would cost not less than $2,000,000 to open a channel by which heavy draught bat tleships could reach the yard from the sea. A large appropriation annually will be required to remove the silt in the channel. The Portsmouth, N. H., yarda have a splendid dry dock capable of tak ing in the largest battleships and therefore it is not likely to be closed. For the same reason the Boston yard with its two docks will ba maintained. The two docks on the Pacific coast are slated for continuance. At Maro Island, where the government spent $14,000,000 in a dock yard suitable for repair work, and for the accumulation of stores, the channel will be deepened to admit battleships. Puget Sound dock Is lndispensablfl and a special effort is to be made to develop the naval station at Pearl Har bor, Hawaii, regurded as the key to the naval defense of the Pacific.