The virtue of the Oregon, and the achievements of the Navy

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The virtue of the Oregon, and the achievements of the Navy - THANKS FOR GOOD 8IIIP8. ' : No oue can stand...
THANKS FOR GOOD 8IIIP8. ' : No oue can stand surrounded, by the V workmen ot this great establishment wtth-") out recalling the splendid work done by the abina you have buiided and their priceless services to the country. When Admiral Dewey -waa directed to go to Manila and ' destroy the Spanish fleet or capture it, he rr.adi the Oiympia, which you butlded, his flagship, and his command, directed from that ship, performed one of the most brilliant achievements In the annals of the American Navy. " rtor can we torget tor a moment umi it waa your skill and genius that made the Oregon. The hours of anxious waiting will never be known when the Oregon started to lota the fleet at Santiago. Days and days we beard not one. word from her. But we had confidence in the stout ship yeu had bullded. and we had confidence in : laat gallant officer. Cant. Clark, who commanded it; and I shall never forget the early morning when Capt. Clark telegraphed from the Florida shore: TheOre- r gon Is here and needs no repairs, and is ready for action.' And aha went and performed magnificent service for the country. Works for your assistance In the defense of our common country. I want to 4 hank you ror naving Dunoeo snips mat nave . maintained the honor of the United States and added glory to the Navy of the united ta tea. 1 1 " I waa sorry. Indeed, not to have been . . &. III . V. aUH.&K. before yesterday, erected by a descendant of Peter Donahue, wbo founded the Union Iron Works, and dedicated to the mechanics of the City of San Francisco. I shouTa have liked to have paid that honor to one who founded these great works works that have been so successfully carried on by. Vr; Bcett and hrs aenoctates, and that have' world-wide. ,-1 I don't want a ship in the American ! Kay built this year to be any better than selves.. I say It to you workmen who are going to build her. for I have a great deal of pride in the old State. I have a great deal of pride? in the name, but proud as I am of my native State, I am a thouaand times more proud of the Nation that la over all the States, supreme and sovereign and glorious In ts mission, of good-will and - liberty - to all mankind. : Applause and three cheers jfor Ohio.) j and a the button her the en So era of

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 19 May 1901, Sun,
  3. Page 2

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