A History of South America, 1854-1904

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J. Murray, 1904 - Latin America - 696 pages
 

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Page 262 - ... factions. The defences of Rio de Janeiro and Nictheroy were strengthened. Sangbag breastworks were thrown up along the water-front in all positions where a landing was likely, and cavalry patrolled the streets. Batteries of artillery were mounted on the hills commanding the bay ; martial law was proclaimed in the Federal District, and in the States of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Parana, Santa Catherina, and Rio Grande do Sul. The President personally inspected the defensive measures. Orders for...
Page 246 - The legislative authority is exercised by the National Congress with the sanction of the President of the Republic. Congress consists of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate.
Page 474 - Chinese territory in the vicinity of the line, in such manner as may be found most convenient. 4. Her Britannic Majesty's Government and the Government of His Majesty the Emperor of Russia engage to abstain from exercising any political influence or control, the former to the north, the latter to the south, of the above line of demarcation. 5. Her Britannic Majesty's Government engage that the territory lying within the British sphere of influence between the Hindu...
Page 554 - By its provisions, the executive power is vested in a President, elected for a term of four years...
Page 496 - Article 4. In compliance with the stipulations of the supreme decree of February 9, 1882, by which the Government of Chile ordered the sale of one million tons of guano, the net proceeds of which, after deducting the expenses and other disbursements, as referred to in Article 13 of said decree...
Page 407 - The term having expired, a plebiscite shall decide by popular vote if the territory of these provinces shall remain definitely under the dominion and sovereignty of Chile, or if they shall continue to form part of the territory of Peru.
Page 474 - Zepita," "Abtao," " Pichincha," and " Independencia," with two, five, eight, six, four, and six 32-pounders respectively. The harbour defence monitor Atahualpa, the cruiser Union, three school ships, a Herreschoff torpedo-boat, and several steam launches were moored inside the basin of the port-works. A torpedo brigade was formed to aid in the defence of the harbour, and submarine mines were laid in the Boqueron Channel and elsewhere. The blockading squadron consisted of the Blanco...
Page 500 - The property and goods confiscated from Chilean citizens, by Government edict, or by order of civil and military authorities, shall be immediately returned to their owners or to their representatives. There shall also be returned the products that the Government of Bolivia may have received from these properties and that appear to be proved by the documents in the case. The damages that in these cases have been suffered by Chilean citizens shall be indemnified by reason...
Page 248 - ... must have its administrative, legislative, and judicial authorities distinct and independent. The governors and members of the legislatures must be elective ; the magistrates must not be elective nor removable from office save by judicial sentence. The Federal executive cannot intervene directly in the local government of the States. In cases of obstinate infringement of the Federal Constitution by State authorities the only resource of the central power is an appeal to the Supreme Tribunal of...
Page 248 - There are 7 Secretaries of State at the head of the following Departments : — 1. Finance, 2. Justice, Interior and Public Instruction, 3. War, 4. Marine 5. Foreign Affairs, 6. Communications and Public Works, 7. Agriculture, Industry, and Commerce.

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