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la Columbia County.
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ST. HELENS, OBEGON, FRIDAY, DECEMUEH 4, 1801.
THE OlttfdON MIST.
IHHKKII KV.HY rlUMAlf HOllNINO
J, R. BEEGLE, Publisher.
The County Official Papor.
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COLUMBIA COUNTY DIREUTORY
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Tulrd Snorl.y-Ollltoii. 11 a. u.i lloslloj, 2 p.
fourth K.ni1.T-(tlr l.laud (Olllahaa), II
a. m.i Haiai a, I P. a.
M. nURUNOAMK, Pastor.
Down rlr.r (boat) clown at I SO . .
I'a rlvaf flMi.ll nllMM at 1 p. H.
Tn mail lor Variionla and I'ltt.hart' lea..
SL H.Lua TuLy, Tnarnlar aud Saturday at
Th. m.ll lr Mar.lilan'l. Clalanl and Mint
Lavas ttulun Mtiuday, WaUnaulay aud Prllay at
M.ll. (railway) north slots at 10 a M.i lor
Trat.l.r.- Uuld.-Hlv.r Routi-a.
triitmn. W. HHivmi-IoTM', llnl.ua (or
PoMlaun at II . . TiiMday, 1 hmarlar and Nat
ardar. I..ava Ht. IIkIvik for (,'lai.kanla MuU'
da. Wmlii.'ilav and Krl.lar at K M a. M.
Hrr Jo.iipm Ki.likiu l-aT.9. Ht llnltnl
for Portland daily Mmi.t nunoay at W
fttiirulua, Imih foitlaitd at a, at) p. M.
I'ROFEBSION A L.
DR. H. R. CLIFF,
Phyilclan and Surgeon,
I. II. Ian.. Or.
DR. J. E. HALL,
Physician v and Surgeon, .
ClaUkaala, Columbia Cm., Or.
T. A. atcRaiDl. A. 8. Oaaaaia.
MoBRIDB & DRESSEI,
Attorney v at '.' Law,
Or.aroa City, Or.
Prompt attention (Iran to land offle banlnM.
A. B. LITTLE,
Surveyor and Civil Engineer,
t. H.l.ua, Or. -
Coannr "orr. ynr. land nrvaylng. towu plat
ling aud anlnmirluf nil piomptlji don.
W. T. BrHr. J. W. liatraiu
BURNEY k DRAPER,
Attorney V at .' Law,
r.fon City, Or.
Tw.lv. y.ar' .ip.Hvuc. a. R-il.Ur of tho
Unltad St. .. I.tud Uflli'. hr rci.mm.ndi a
In our .iwrUlty of all hind, of builii... o.f.ra
lb. land 0 Ulna or th Cauita, and luvolvlnf th.
prariio. in uia v.en.rai kaua vmiw.
J. S. BROOKENBROUQH,
ATTORNEY V AT V LAW,
Or.aroB City. Or.
(l.i Nprnlal Agent of Orniral land Office)
. H imnatca I. Pimpilon and Tlmbor l.ud Ap.
ill at oni and oth.r laud OAloa RaalnM. a
ipMialtr. UfAce. rJtoond Kloor, laud OfHc.
CHRS. W. JlflVGE '
Notary ". Public
D. d. SWITZER,
Real Estate Agent,
St. Helinb, Oreoon.
John A. Beck,
Watehmaker and Jeweler,
Th Pln.at Aaaortin.nt of Watnbea, Clock, and
J.welry ol all I'morlptloni.
QPPOtlTI THI OM0ND, . PORTLAND, OW
PIANOS arid ORGANS.
llullctt iV Davin ami New Scale Kimball PinnoH and Kimball Or
gaiiR, I invito iiiHpcction, and dofy competition.
L. V. MOORE, 1 05 Washington St., Portland, Or.
Write fur ctnlo"Kiie Riul prlrPt. Mnntion this paper.
EVERDING & FARRELL
Front 8treet, Portland, Oregon,
DEALERS IS .
WHEAT, OATS AND MILL FEED OF ALL KINDS,
Hay, Shingles, Lima, Land Piaster. Also Flour, Baooo,
AND A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OK
G-a?o ceri es,
M'hii h we toll cheap
EVE R D INC
J. W. SHAVER, Master.
Leave Portland from Aldcr-strnct dock Monday, via Wcgtport,
Skamokawa and Cathlanict, Wedncnday and Friday for Clatskanie,
touching at Sauvies Ialand, St. Helens, Columbia City, Kalama, Neer
City, Rainier, Cedar Landing, Mt. Collin, Hradburv, Stella, Oak Point
and all intermediate points, returning Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
HOW IS THE TIP
This desirable property adjoins Milton Station, on the Northern Pacific
ONE HOUR S RIDE
And is only U miles from St. Helens,
river. Milton creek, a beautiful mountain stream, runs witnin
'200 yards of this property, furnishing an inexhaustible
supply of water for all purports.
LOTS, 50x100 FEET,
Ranging in price from $50 to $100, can lie seenred from
D. J. Switzer, St.
FOR COWLITZ RIVER; .
IVI .rlm. m nSr Leaves KELSO Monday, Wednesday and Fri
IM O rtll WC9 L day at 5.m. Loaves PORTLAND Tuesday,
Thursday and Saturday at o a. m. ' "
inCCDU If CI I .fia Leaves RAINIER at 5 a.m.
JUaCrll IVCI.L.alUlV duilv. SundavexceDted. arriv-
ng at Portland at 10:30 a. m. Returning, leave PORTLAND at 2:30
M., arriving at 7 i. m.
DON'T BUY YOUR DRUGS
YOU WILL FIND THE -
Freshest, Purest and Best of Everything
' AT THE
LATSKANIE 7 DRUG 7 STORE,
DR. J. E. HALL, Proprietor.
umiuaaaa, aa3L2lal U . Lwl Itn3 . aaaaaaaaaaaa.
and got PORE POWER
and use Ltua vaiuk
WrIU far mmr Haw Illarta4 Cntelaana af ISM.
THE LEFFEL WATER WHEEL& EJN6INE CO. SPRINGFIELD, 0., U.8.A.
for cah. Give us a call.
6l FAR R E LL.
TO SECURE A LOT
the county-seat, on the Columbia
& GO.'S STEALERS
AT A REGULAR
The Salton Lake Rapidly
RICH ALUMINIUM DISCOVERY.
Miss Fanny Davenport Purchases 380
Acres of . Land in Orange
Portland wants a $500,000 dry dock.
There was ice at Tucson, A. T., last
Water-front thieves at Seattle are do
ing a good business. .
An EnKlish syndicate is baying np all
the breweries in British Columbia.
' An effort is being made to revoke the
extension of the Hoops, reservation.
Ism Angeles' business this year is a
decided Improvement on that of 1890.
The National California Bank at San
lVego, it is thought, will soon resume
Wells, Fargo A Co.'s express has prac
tical. y allished the Denver and Kio
Grande express department.. .
J. G. Ford, one of the sheep and wool
barons of Elko county, Nev., a few days
aco sold sixty yearling bucks at $20 a
head. . . . .-. :
At RlackfcKit, Idaho, a fire deal roved
the United States land office. Union Pa
ri Qc depot, Pacific express office and the
There is a rumor that the Southern
Pacific Company is going to prohibit
liquor selling in honws located on its
right of way through Nevada.
The Railroad Coinmipaion has decided
that the Southern Pacific railroad did
not discriminate in favor of Tucson, as
was charged by outside towns.
Deposits of meerschaum have been
found on the Sapello crek, twenty-five
miles north of Stiver City, N. M., and
near the alum deposits of the Gila river.
It has been derided after survey to at
tempt to raise the steamship San Pedro
near Victoria. It is rumored that the
Captain will lie held responsible for her
W. A. Daggett, the mail clerk who" was
'njured in the railroad accident at Port
Costa some months ago, has filed a suit
at Stockton in which he asks for $50,000
8outlt Sea Island guano is being intro
duced in Rivereide this season. This
fertiliser contains 30 per cent, of phos
phoric acid, and is especially adapted
for orange groves. ' ,.
The case of 8. W. Sullivan, who was
charged with smuggling arms into San
Qnentin prison, has been dismissed by
the court at San Rafael, the prosecution
claiming there was no evidence to con
Portland, having discovered that she
sold Iter bonds to a pool and but for the
combination much less than they were
worth, lias rescinded its acceptance of
the bid, and there is a chance tor a law
J. A. Vnrtaa who ma1 a a.nt)lirAtioB
in Judge Ro-s at Los Angeles to compel
the City Clerk to surrender to him the
old Kuanisn archives in the Ulty uaii,
has been worsted, the court refusing to
The recently formed Southern Cali
fornia Fruit Growers' Union is receiving
much encouragement from horticultur
ists. The main object is to make orange
growers as far as possible independent
of the middlemen.
The Yuma Sentinel says: The great
faking exploration and surveying expe
dition has arrived from the mud volca
noes. The number of volcanoes has
Ken Increased to 7.000. We await fur
ther particulars with eagerness.
The Canadian Pacific Navigation Com
pany at Victoria, B. C. has refused to
hereafter carry any mails to the north,
the government, not offering to pay a
sufficient remuneration. This will much
inconvenience the people on the north
ern coast. v
The Truckee RrpuhHcan says ice men
have everything in readiness for the
harvesting of the ice crop Whenever the
same is ripe enough to cut, which is not
likely to be for a month yet. The past
season has been a good one for the com
panies, and only about 25,000 tons re
main on hand.
Miss Fanny Davenport has purchased
380 acres of land in b niton's Canyon, in
Orangecountv,Cal., eighteen miles from
Pomona. Mina Davenport means to
build a large ranch home on the prop
erty, establish game preserves and im
mense poultry yards and barns. The
land is out seven miles from Mine. Mod
Rev. Ellis, who is conducting his case
at Ixhi Angeles against Wilnier. ia mak
ing a poor showing of his ability as a
lawyer. Monday he kept np a long
aeries of leading questions to Wiliner,
and although - the Court frequently
stopped him he kept on his course. The
defendant's lawyers were too astonished
to interpose an objection.
- A party of prospectors who have been
operating ab iut forty miles west of Al
buquerque, N. M., brought into that city
a suck full of samples, which on being
asoa.ved were found to carry aluminium
in large quantities. One assay of a sack
taken from the surface shows 25 per
cent, of metal, and it is said there are
hundreds of acres juat the same.
The San Bernardino Times-Index says:
From a gentleman who has just returned
from Knit-on we learn that the lake is go
ing down very rapidly, being only about
three feet in the deepest place. The lake
is divided into two parts, a bar having
been formed between the two. The lake
is now about twenty-five miles long and
seven miles wide. The salt company
will commence work about December 1.
The big fonr-mafted ship Afghanistan,
the larireat Bhlp that ever came into the
Columbia river, crossed in the other ev
ening after a passage of eighty-nine days
from Rio Janeiro. The Afghanistan reg
isters 2,221 tons, Is 201 feet long, 42 feet
beam and 24 feet depth of hold. She
was built in 1P88, and is owned by the
British and Eastern Shinnins: Comrumv
of London. She will carry 8,650 tons of
cargo in a draft of twenty-two feet. The
tetxy improvements are snowing their
Charles Emory Smith Has the Happy
Faculty of Being; a Charming
After-Dinner Speaker.- '
The King of Greece speaks a dozen
Ex-Secretary Whitney ia a' fearless
Mrs. General Hancock is in Europe for
Private Secretary Halford has recov
ered bis health suflidently to justify
hfm in resuming bis duties at the White
They seem to think down at Washing
ton that Baron Kava will come back
again as Italy's diplomatic representa
tive ere long.
The wife of Frederick Douglass, the
ex-Minister to Hayti, recently delivered
an addres before a colored high school
in Washington. .
Dr. Brown-Sequard has apparently
abandoned his famous "elixir of life, '
and now thinks that he has a cure for
coughs and sneezing.
Carter Harrison will discard the edi
torial "we" in hisChicaio paper and
use the first-person pronoun, lie regards
this as a capital I-dea.
Prof. Alcee Fort;er of New Orleans
says the Creoles are the Knickerbockers
of Louisiana, lie takes Author Cable
to task for his characterizations of Cre
Nathaniel Holland, who is 90 years
old, voted at the recent election in Barre,
Mass. His vote was cast for James Mon
roe in 1810, and he has never missed an
election since that year.
Kaiser Wilhelm is eighteen times a
Duke, twice a Grand Duke, ten times a
Count, fifteen times aSeiitnenrandthree
times a Marave, lies des being King of
Prussia and Emperor of Germany.
Daniel C. French, the New York
scnlntor. has just arrived in Paris to fill
an order forhe Chicago exhibition. It
will be a colossal statue of the Republic,
a female figure, sixty to eighty feet high.
Robert Plilson, a banker of Berlin,
Pa., is a dwarf, and so-diminutive a one
that the dime-museum managers have
offered him large snini to exhibit him
self to the curiutis public under their
Bishop Merrill of the Methodist Church
has been taken to the Wesley Hospital
in Chicago for surgical treatment. For
a fortnight he has been disabled by an
ailment which is thought to he an ab
Charles Emory Smith, United , 8t ites
Minister to Russia, is a charming after
dinner speak rv Under the influences of
a fetching menu his almost habitual re
serve disappears, and he becomes un
wontedly sociable. ,
Henri Rochefort, the French Anarch
ist, who was sent to a penal colony, from
which he escaped, is now living in ln
don. He is tall, slight and gray. Al
though he has been in England six years,
he does not speak English.
The canoe in which Poultney Bigelow
navigated the Danube from the Bla-k
Forest, to the Black Sea has been ac
cented bv Emperor William. They knew
each other years ago, when the Ameri
can and the Kaiser were schoolmates.
Joseph Pennell, whom the cable r-
joi i to have been expelled from Russia,
as probably mistaken for a spy. His
stretching as an artist once before led to
is ar est under a like misapprehension.
l r. Pennell. who is both a writer and
n mist, f irmerly lived in (lermantown,
ind his wife. Mrs. E'ixnheth Robins Pen
telt, is a daughter of Edward Robins of
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
Artists and Manufacturers in Denmark
Making Great Preparations for
an Exhibit at Chicago.
A big whale-back steamer for use oa
the lakes during, the World's Fair will
The furniture manufacturers of Chi
cago have taken steps to make a collect
ive exhibit in their line, and promise
that it will open the the eyes of visitors.
Mrs. Lucas, lady manager for Penn
sylvania, has appointed Miss Florence
Lewis, a young colored girl, upon her
auxiliary committee. Miss Lewis is one
of the pre-s representatives of the Board
of Lady Managers of Philadelphia.
It ia announced in the Berlin newspa
pers that the entire organization of the
Imperial Oriera Company of Berlin,
Germany, will coma to Chicago in 1893
to give operatic performances in the mu
sic hall to be erected on the exposition
The government of Russia has de
cided to haul exhibits for the fair at half
rates on all government railroads, and at
the same time it haa auggested to pri
vate companies that they make a like
reduction. A similar arrangement haa
been effected in Germany.
Artists and manufacturers in Denmark
are making great preparations for the
fair, United States Minister Thayer,
who has just returned from Copenhagen,
toid Director-General Davis that Danish
exhibitors would eclipse their efforts at
any previous exposition. "And that
means a great deal," he added, " tor the
artists of Tenmark have made a number
of fine exhibit."
Jobn McAdams A Co. of Brooklyn
have applied for space to exhibit a de
vice (hat cannot be shown in any of the
buildings. They will have to go out in
Lake Michigan lo make their exhibit,
and that is what they want to do. They
have an invention to prevent boats com
ing in collision. It is a marine brake,
powerful enough, they claim, to stop
Ivoats .running, at a high rate of speed.
The company wants to operate a steam
boat or steam yacht in the lake, carry
ing passengers, and to give practical
ilemonst rations of the efficiency of their
Secretary Dickinson haa sent notices
to the Governors of the variou. States,
ifking them to chose two members of
their World's Fair Boards to come to
Ch'cnKO December 9 to attend a big
World's Fair convention. This uotice is
sent out in accordance with a resolution
adopted by the Board of Control at its
last session. The object of the convert-"
tion is to have the delegates meet the
Board of Control, department chiefs and
other officials and to devise uniform
lans for State work. Mrs. Palmer adds
i the Invitation a statement that she
wants all women who are members of
the various State Boards to .be present
and learn about the plans for promoting
the work women are doing.
La Grippe in the New
KANSAS FARMERS' ALLIANCE
The Amount of Silver Held on Storage
by the Government- Pugil
' istio Women.
' Omaha is to have a system of parks
Riintnaker Ellis is writing his report
to Secretary Rusk, ,
The grip is making great headway in
New England, especially1 in Connecticut.
Colored men are excluded from the
Choctaw nation by legislative enactment.
The Economic Gas Company has been
enjoined from piping gas into Chicago.
A solid vestibule train will shortly lie
put on between Cincinnati and Jackson
ville, Fla. ; :
The initiation fee of the New York
Musical . Progressive Union has been
raised to $20.
The Vanderbtlt lines are arranging for
through excursions frpin 'ew York to
A Florida paper says tnat the State is
filling up with winter visitors at the rate
of 2,000 a week.
John D. Rickefeller has virtually re
tired from the Presidency of the Stand
ard Oil Company. .
Chicago is going to try he experiment
of hanling some of its snset cars with
The estimated vV'te a' church prop
erty in Philadelphia exempted from tax
ation is $20,000,u0a A
The Supreme Court of the district of
Columbia has decided that the civil
service act ia constitutional.
Washington negroes lire no- even safe
in their graves. Ghouls tried to steal
Julia Scott's remains for a college.
The cordage trnat hopes to secure a
complete monopoly by buying the pat
ents upon all rope-making' machinery.
The membership of the Farmers' Alli
ance in Kansas is said to have declined
from 140,000 last year to 60,000 this year.
Wolves are rapidly increasing in the
sparsely-settled portions of Kansas, and
threaten the lives of the isolated farm
ers. r' n . - .
A remnant of Big Foot's band t In
dians under Red Cloud is in revolt
against the authority of the aront at
United States Treasurer Neber ker re
ports that the total debt of the District
of Columbia on September 30 last was
The Dubuque Street Railway Company
declares after a test of the storage bat
tery el.'ctne-car equipment that the
scheme is a 'ailure.
Secretary Tracy is expected to advo
cate a change in our treaty with Great
Br tain, so that naval vessels may be
built at yards on the lakes.
They are agitating the question of re
moving the capital of Minnesota from
St. Paul. The western part of the State
ia ambitious for the honor.
The amount of silver now held on
storage by the government would make
a column one foot in diameter and six
and one-half miles in height.
The drop-letter service on the electric
road between St. Panl and Minneapolis
is very popular. The l-;xes are placed
within easy reach on the side of the car.
Great opposition U manifested by ad
mirers of the late Oliver P. Morton of
Indiana to the proposed removal of his
statue in Indianapolis from Circle park
to the State House grounds.
The government proposes to build an
other timber d ck in the navy yard at
Brooklyn, the accommodations of the
other two docks being insufficient. It is
to be about 600 feet in length.
It is proposed by a number of citizens
of Maine to establish an asylum in North
Conway, N. 11., at which drunkards and
opium "fiends will bj treated with the
Keeley bichloride of gold system.
The four churches at Chatham, N. J.,
the Parochial School connected with the
Catholic Church and the one public
school in the town are closed indifinitely
because of the prevalence of diphtheria.
Hattie Leslie, " the champion female
pugilist of the world," and Gassie Free
man fought four rounds in a theater at
Williamsburg. N. Y. The fight was se
vere. Miss Freeman was frightfully bat
tered.. ., . si
In Arkansas it has been shown during
an investigation that penitentiary pris
oners were frequently branded with a
red-hot iron. All the Federal prisoners
have been ordered to the Columbus (O.)
penitentiary because of this treatment of
It is reported at Pittsburg that the
iron and steel manufacturers of . the
country are preparing to make a gen
eral assault on the Amagamated Associ
ation of Workmen in the. spring. Pre
liminary smirmishing has so far favored
Giacinto Elifairo, an Italian, who for
the past six years carried on a steamship
agency, general store and hanking bu-i-uess
among the-noorer class of his coun
trymen at Philadelphia, is believed to
have absconded with upward of $50,000
belong1 ng to customers. . .
At the Episcopal Congress at Wash
ington during the discussion of the
methods of the assignment of ministers
Rev. Dr. Nichols of New Haven urged
hiB hearers never to give np the country
parishes, for he characterized the wick
edness of the country as vastly worse
than the wickedness ol the city, and 11
the flood that pours into a city is te be a
foul one, then the result would indeed
be sad. i . -
-Snnervising Special Agent Tuigh of
the Treasury Department in his annual
report urges the revision of the customs
districts and laws with a view to the
abolishment or consolidation of districts
in which little or no business is done
that more aid may be given where need
ed. New and comprehensive legislation
upon the needs ol the Northwest and
Mexican frontiers is also urgently de
manded. . . .
The King of Siam Will Send Six
Youths to Pennsylvania to be
Boston has a class in Volapnk.
Two hundred and four ol the 305 col
leges in the United States are coeduca
The one hundred and forty-fifth cata
logue of Princeton College, just issued,
shows 080 students enrolled.
The University of Michigan will erect
a Grecian temple as her contribution to
the World's Fair at Chicago.
The twelfth annnal report of the In
dian Training School in Carlisle, Pa.,
shows an attendance of 984 boys and
The Superintendent of Schools In
Dickinson county, Kan., is in favor of
the rivival of the American whaling in
dustry. The Board of Trustees of the new
Chicago University is composed of "four
teen Baptists, one Israelite and six
Ann Arbor (Mich.) University this
year graduated 620 students. This sur
passes in numbers that of any institu
tion of learning in the United States.
A college item is to the effect that in
the three Connecticut colleges Yale,
Trinity and Wesleyan -attendance at
morning prayers is made obligatory upon
the students. ,
In the last seven and twenty years the
number of students attending Scotch
universities haa more than doubled, for
in 1861 the number was 3,389, and in
1890 it waa 7,000 odd.
Work on the new building for the
Sheffield scientific school of Yale Uni
versity will begin at once. . It will cost
$200,000 and be devoted to the mechan
ical engineering department.
Oberlin (O.) College recently received
the largest single endowment it has ever
received $91,618.03 given it by the
will of William B. Spooner of Boston.
The University of Kansas receives a like
Colorado College has the largest enter
ing class in its history, numbering over
forty. This ia especially encouraging to
its friends, as the standard of admission
has been raised to the same as that of
The University at Chicago haa bought
the library of 8. Simon of Berlin, which
contains 280,000 volumes and 120.000
dissertations in all languages. Among
them there are 200 manuscripts from the
eighth to the nineteenth century.
The King of Siam will soon send six
youths from his kingdom to Pennsylvania
,o be educated. They are all to become
physicians. The young men are chosen
from the poorer classes, and the expense
of their tuition, about $5,000 a year each,
is to be borne by the Siamese govern
The claas of '95 generally seems to be
an unusually large one in the Eastern
colleges. Williams has 105 freshmen,
Amherst 82, Harvard 400, Yale more
than 600, Wesleyan 70, Princeton 325,
Brown 11'. Smith 2.40. Colgate 51, Ham
ilton 4A, Rochester 59 and Union 80.
Yale opened with 1,800 students, Prince
ton with 1.000.
What may be done in the way of
a university in the West is shown in
California. 'There have been 11. 1 00 ap
plications for admission as studeats to
the Leland Stanford (Jr.) University in
California. The Southwest ia ripe for
the establishment of a great univcsity,
and here or hereabouts is the place for
it. Aansos LUy atar. . .
Yale students are getting som thing
of a drubbing just now becauseof a habit
which they have of smoking their pipes
on the streets. Thia unfortunately is a
practice that not couhned to new
Haven. The sannterer along the streets
of classic Cambridge will meet With not
a tew crimson-snirtea youtn, w nose most
conspicuous adornment, apart from their
flaring jerseys, are yellow pipes. Now,
of course, it is no more of a crime for a
college student to smoke on the public
streets than it is for one who does not
happen to be in that period of tutelage.
There are certain rules, however, which
all well-bred men are expected to ob
serve, and one whose time is largely
given to scholarly pursuits should cer
tainly be in finer touch with these. Gen
tlemen do not smoke on the streets.
There is no accounting for what "genta"
may do. Bottom Journal.
The Chief of the Bureau of Equipment
. Makes His Annual Report to the
Secretary of the Navy.
In his annual report to the Secretary
of the Navy Commodore Dewey, chief
of the bureau of equipment, summarizes
the work of his bureau during the year
as follows: During the past fiscal year
fifty-three - vessels have- been either
wholly or partially equipped under thia
bureau at an expenditure of labor and
material of $664,239. .
Secretary Tracy in an interview ia
quoted as saving: " We have set out to
build two ships that will comply with
the requirements of the future. Cruisers
Nos. 12 and 13 will be ideal' types of
commerce destroyers. The Pirate of
7,000 tons burden will be able to steam
to San Francisco on the coal in her bunk
ers with which she .leaves New York.
Not another war ship to-day afloat can
do this. I am responsible for these two
vessels. I have sacrificed their offensive
and defensive powers to speed and coal
endurance. No Captain worthy to com
mand either of them would think of en
gaging a war ship on the high r eas, but
they will be strong enough to attack any
steam vessel built for trading purposes
that might be armed in time of war.
The Pirate, for example, could be sect
into the English Channel and stay there
four weeks without recoaling. She could
keep away. from the ironclad vessels
sent in search of ber, and could destroy
every ship that put to sea or returned to
that friendly haven. I designed her
with the single purpose to have a ship
that could do what no other vessel can
do. She will be rapid enough to over
haul any merchantman.. I do not mean
by thia that she will always be able to
run down and capture a vessel like the
City of Paris, because in a rough sea it
ia quite possible the steamer would out
sail her, but in the average aea the Pi
rate can spurt for six or eight hours
faater than the fleetest transatlantic