SHIPS OF WAR, BUDGETS, AND PERSONNEL.
The budget for the Austrian navy for 1905, including ordinary and extraordinary charges, amounts to 51,026,410 kr., while there is a supplementary estimate of 22,000,000 kr. for new construction, guns, coal, etc. The sums include the final instalment for the cruiser St. George, a fifth instalment for the battleship Erzherzog Karl and the Erzherzog Frederick receives a fourth instalment. The battleship C receives a second instalment.—Page's Weekly.