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THE MOltNING ASTOKIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 1908.
Arrives in Magdalena Bay
; Day Ahead ef Schedule.
TOOK THE INNER COURSE
Commander Cone Recounted Some of
the Features of His Voyage The
Destroyers Had Had No Glimpse
Nof teh Battleships.
MAGDALENA BAY; Mex., Apr.8.
via San Diego, April 10. The torpedo
flotilla of six destroyers commanded
by Lt. Commander Hutch I Cone,
arrived in Magdalena Bay from Aca
pulco Sunday evening at eight
o'clock . The flotilla following the
example of the fleet was one- day
ahead of its schedule here. It re
quired three days to make the
run from Acapulco at an average
speed of 15 knots.
The destroyers appeared in the en
erance to the bay shortly after seven
o'clock in a dense cloud of black
smoke. In the gathering darkness,
the low-lying, black hulls were not
visible from where the fleet lay at
anchor. As they came into the bay
steaming directly for the fleet at high
speed, their identity was soon dis
closed. Immediately two bright
signal lights on the mast head of each
battleship beckoned the approach of
the men 6f war. At eight o'clock
they were at anchor lying here and
there under the lee of the big battle
ships. Commander Cone went
aboard the flagship Minnesota tc
make his report to Admiral Thomas.
Tall and thin and bronzed from
tropical sun he looked fully the part
of the daring destroyer. Admiral
Thomas greeted him in his cabin.
"Young man, why are you not in
proper uniform" wasc one of the ad
miral's first questions porpounded,
as he surveyed good naturedly the
tall officer as the latter stood cap in
hand. Cone was dressed in the ser
vice uniform of a lieutenant and he
had been promoted to the rank of
Lieut. Commander since leaving
"I have not had a chance to put
on the other stripes, Admiral," he said
in reply. . .
"I congratulate you on your pro
motion" concluded the admiral as he
grasped the officer's hand and shook
Commander Cone then began the
recounting of some of the features of
his voyage. The destroyers had had
no glimpse of the battleships since
shortly after leaving Punta Arenas
as the destroyers v took the inner
course through the narrow island
channels, the .battleships sweeping
far out to sea. The trip of the six
small craft through the Patagonian
passages was filled with adventure.
"We steamed for days through the
narrow channels, a thousand miles
long" said Commander Cone," the
passage being barely wide enough .to
let us through. The waters were
cold from the jutting glaciers and
filled with broken cakes of ice. The
boats took on all the ice we needed
"The precipitous cliff as from the
snowclad mountains rose besides to
the height of hundreds of feet. We
threaded our way through these is
lands, the other destroyers following
the lead of the Whipple as we came
along in single column. We had
as a pilot a lieutenant commander of
the Chilean navy. He steered us
through the narrow defiles and over
perilous places without the slightest
mishap. Frequently at night we
would come to anchorage on a nar
row shelf of rock where there would
be barely room enough for all the
boats together on it. This shelf would
be but a slender ledge outside of
which the bottom dropped sheer
hundreds of fathoms, beyond all pos
"We went ashore in various places
and mingled with the natives. Al
though the weather seemed cool to
us, the costums of the natives were
scant enough. Sometimes they wore
nothing at all. Sometimes we would
find on the shores thousand of wild
ducks. We finally shot away all our
ammunition but until that happened
we had all the fresh meat we re
quired. "We've scraped the bottom of the
the trip from Hampton Roads. The
Arethua or Mother of the Destroy
ers as she was called, was not able
to 1eep the fast pace set by the de
' stroyers, and frequently held them
back. The destroyers carry only
about 150 tons coal each and require
'I want some coal" was one of the
first things, Commander Cone .said
to Admiral Thomas. "We did just
get in with what we took from the
Arcthusa at Acapulco. Three of
them, including the Whipple have less
than four tons in their bunkers to
Investigation the following morn
ing showed that they even a smaller
sunnlv than that. Less than three
tons was reported by three of them.
Arrangements were immediately con
eluded for providing coal the follow,
inir dav. At davbreak two colliers
were working with a destroyer moor
ed on either side of them, pouring
coal into the bunkers of the little
We've scraping the bottoms of
colliers all the way around, I believe
said Commander Cone, after he had
finished the disagreeable task of tak
ing the last few tons out of the deep
holds of the ships. The battleships
took the best of the coal and we had
to scrape the bottoms of the ships.
To-day all the colliers have de
parted from the bay every ship hav-
ng her bunkers filled. The Ajax will
arrive i tuirsuay nignt ana win re
main with the destroyer notiiia to
supply them with fuel as needed. The
destroyers will spend ten days or two
weeks in target practice and then
follow the fleet up tthe coast, rejoin
ing it as soon as possible.
Each destroyer, in addition to tor
pedo tubes, carries three inch guns
and six pounders. They usually have
two 3-inch guns and half a dozen six
pounders. Yesterday, each battleship
contributed a quota of target ammuni
tion for the destroyers and they
were preparing to go on the ranges
and commence firing to-day. The
targets were upon one of the ranges
used by the battleships md another
to be laid out in Man-of war Cove
where the ships are at anchor.
In addition to supplying ammuni
tion, the battleships contributed from
their bakeries a supply of bread each
day for the crews of the destroyers,
the destroyers carry crews of about
80 men each. The boats have no
facilities for storing fresh food and
on the cruise have relied upon sea
stores, excepting when others have
been obtained from battleships.
The destroyers had some torpedo J
practice at Callao where Commander
Cone remarked: "We got three bulls
eyes," This meant that the torped
oes which had been fired had three
times pierced the center of the tar
gets at which they. were aimed. The
crews are looking forward to the
practice at Magdalena with keen an
ticipation. MAGDALENA BAY, Mex., April
8, via San Piego, Cat., April 11.
The carload of oranges of 375 cases
shipped, by the California Fruit
Growers Exchanged through the Los
Angeles Chamber of Commerce com
plimentary to the officers and men of
the Pacific fleet arrived at Magdalena
on the converted cruiser Buffalo from
San Diego at eight o'clock this morn
ing. Admiral Thomas addressed a
letter to the Chamber of Commerce
transmitting the thanks of the fleet
for the present.
The fruit arrived in excellent con
dition and was greatly welcomed. By
orders of Admiral Thomas, 22; cases
were given to each battleship and
two cases each to the auxiliaries, tor
pedo boats and tugs. On board the
ships, the oranges were distributed
to every mess, so that every man on
board, frm Admiral to ordinary sail
or, received a share.
Wireless messages, 'having been
sent ahead by the Buffalo she was
surrounded by scores of ships boats
as soon as she came to anchor. With
in an nour tue iruit nai ncen dis
tributed on the battleships.
MAGDALEXA.. Bay,. April. 8
Via San Diego, April ll. The funeral
of Raymond Eason of Easton, Md.,
hospital apprentice on the Kentucky,
who died yesterday as a result of an
accidental gun shot wound received
ashore two days before, occurred
this morning. Religious service were
conducted aboard the ship under di
rection of Chaplain S. K. Evans of
the Minnesota. As the body was
laid over the side into a waiting cutter
the colors on the Kentucky were low
ered to half mast, every ship in the
fleet following the example, the col
ors remaining at half mast until the
body reached the shore.
SAN DIEGO DECORATED,
SAN DIEGO, April 11. -The city
of San Diego is decked with colors
as never before in honor of the com
ing of the Atlantic fleet which set'
sail from Magdalena Bay at four
o'clock this afternoon. The principal
streets were" decorated .with . red,
white and blue streamers while flags
and bunting are flying everything.
The decorations have been carried
out in accordance with a definite plan
and the result is most effective. Fes-
bulbs have been
stretched over the
streets for night
illuminations and all the larife build
in'gs down town have been outlined In
Crowds of visitors are flocking into
the city by every train. The fleet
arrives Tuesday afternoon at one
v viv.m ..uu me cveni Knows no
bounds. The ships will anchor off
Coronado Island which lies across
the narrowest section of Sun Diego
Bay and between the city and the
Pacific ocean a program of four days
ot merry making lias been arranged.
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WANTED GIRL FOR GENERAL
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West Bond. 4-8-tf.
FOR SALE EGOS FOR HATCH-
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iii - i , .
FOR SALE - THOROUGHBRED
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FOR SALE FURNITURE FOR A
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rent; a snap. Enquire 77 Third St,
cor. Bond. Phone Red 2313. 4-3 tf.
FOR SALE-BOAT AND NET
for sale cheap. Inquire at Astor
For Sale Cheap.
Twenty head of milch cows most
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in soon. Thirty high grade Angora
Goats, one team of graded. Belgian
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Address Clatsop P. O. Oregon.
FOR SALE-REAL ESTATE.
FOR SALE LOCKSLEY HALL
Hotel, Seaside, Or.; this beautiful
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the ocean is for sale: best money
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For particulars apply to Mrs. L. A
Carlisle on premises.
FOR SALE-80 ACRES OF LAND
on Gray's River, Wash.; for par
ticulars, inquire of W. L. Barr, Gray's
River, Wash. 4-4-6t
FOR SALE SMALL ROOMING
house; partly furnished; must be
sold at once, parties leaving town
Enquire 154 9th street. 4-10 tf.
W A NT E D T WO OR THREE UN
furnished rooms; on or near Uth
street. Call on Phone Mam 3711
WA XT E D-R ESID EX C E BUI LD-
ing lot costing from $200 to $X)
Banking Savings & Loan Associaton,
168 Tenth street.
FOR RENT 6-ROOM HOUSE
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rushed room; one or two gentle
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FURNISHED ROOMS -Furnished
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FOR-RE NT Furnished"" housekeep
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FOR RENT-TWO 'FURNISHED
rooms for gentlemen. Captain
Ferchan, 330 17th street.
Notice is hereby given that there"
is money in the treasury to pay all
general fund warrants endorsed prior
to" April 1, 1907, and all courthouse
fund warrants endorsed prior to
April 1, 1908. Interest ceases after
this 8ate. Payable at the treasurer's
office at the courthouse. '
WM. A. SHERMAN, '
Treasurer, Clatsop County, Ore.
Astoria, Oregon, April 1, 1908.
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CHARLES H. ABERCROMBIE
City Attorney , Offices: City Hall
JOHN C. McCUE
Deputy District Attorney
Page Building i Me 4.
HOWARD M. BROWNELL
Office with Mr. J. A. Eakin. at 420
Commercal St., Astoria.
DR. RHODA C. HICKS
Office Mansell Bldg. Phone Black 2061
i73 Commercial St.. Astoria, Ore.
Pythian Building, Astoria, Oregon
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Sixth and Oak Strs., Portland, Ore.
A strictly modern hotel in center
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VICTOR BRANDT, Prop.
WINES AND LIQUORS.
Eagle Concert Hall
(320 Aston Street)
Rooms for rent by the day, week, or
month. Best rates in town.
P. A. PETERSON, Prop.
77 Ninth St., near Bond
Fresh and Salted Fish.
Game and Poult rv.
Groceries, Produce and Fruit
Imported and Domestic
P. Bakotitch & Feo, Proprs.
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