TR's fight for a bigger navy, and the Great White Fleet's journey

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TR's fight for a bigger navy, and the Great White Fleet's journey - I III 1 1 RESULT OF PRESIDENT'S FIGHT FOR...
I III 1 1 RESULT OF PRESIDENT'S FIGHT FOR BIGGER NAVY. SENATE FOR TWO WARSHIPS Utdci Promise Two More Each Year to Follow Extraordinary Campaign for Increased Navy Results in Partial Victory for Roosevelt. Washington, April 28-Two battleships a year is wbui President koose-vlt says b La accomplished through Lin fight fur his naval program. Had be been vic torious In having four such ships authorized at this session, the United Status could have dictated tortus of diKarmauient to the nations of the world. This statement, made following the passage by the senate of the naval bill calling for two new battleships, is understood to reveal the president's source of strength In the naval fight which has been waged so strenuously. Furthermore, two ships this year, with the promise of two ships each year to follow, which the president has accepted as a bona fide stipulation on the part of the senate, means simply a program which will plate the United States In the front rank ol naval progression, but which falls to place it in the position of dictating a cessation of naval aggression. That the president, on the whole, Is pleased with the result of bis efforts with congress on this subject was made manifest; that he 'firmly believes in the ability of the United States to dictate the naval policy of the world in the future, through demonstration of alullfy to overwhelmingly outstrip rival construction, Is equally manifest, 'resilient Koosevtlt wanted four battleships this year. He got two. With the two he obtained the promise that two more would be forthcoming each This means, considering the dimensions of the battleships which modern construction dictates, that the United States shall keep fully abreast of the naval armament of any other nation. The friends of the president are flushed with what they regard as a signal victory for his International policy and the details of this victory are freely given, and declared to reflect j'. the ITINERARY OF BATTLESHIP FLEET Will Have Covered 42,500 Miles When It Returns to Hampton Roads. Washington, April US A total ol approximately miles will have been covered by the Atlantic battle ship ttoel when it arrives at Hampton roads on Feb. 22 next, according to the estimates made by the naval offl cials. The distance to be covered, ac cording to an itinerary made public for the voyage of the Beet from San Francisco to the Philippines, thence to China and Japan and hack to Manila. Is 10,218 miles. The longest lap of this distance Is that from Honolulu to Auckland, 3.830 miles, said by naval officials to be the greatest steaming distance ever made by a battleship fleet In the American navy without stopping for coal. This will require slightly over sixteen days, and dur ing about six days of that time the department expects to be in touch with the fleet through the operations of the wireless telegram apparatus aboard the battleships and the cable station at the Fiji Islands. CLEVELAND GETS 3-CENT FARE Municipal Traction Company Leases Street Railway Property. Cleveland. April 28. Three-cent street ar fare on all linos operating within the cltv of Cleveland became a possibility at the regular meeting of the citv council when a "security grant" was passed, under suspension of the rules, to the Cleveland Railway company, a new corporation which took over the, consolidated propritles of the old companies. At the concm slon of the council meeting, that body, as a committee of the whole, met the officials of the Cleveland Railway com uanv. the Cleveland" Electric Railway company, the Forest City Railway company and the Ixw Fare Railway company In the chamber of commerce hall, where the final papers were slened and nassed. leasing the proper ty of the Cleveland Railway company to the Municipal Traction company the holding, or operating company for flftv years. Thus ended the seven years' contest which has been waged here for low street railway car fare and public con trol of urban transportation, marked bv much bitterness throughout and noted for the many appeals made to the courts. Various predictions are made as to the time when it shall be

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  1. The Kearney Daily Hub,
  2. 28 Apr 1908, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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