Revenue Cutter

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Revenue Cutter - direct has we lot REX'S ROYAL YACHT. Tho...
direct has we lot REX'S ROYAL YACHT. Tho Revenue Cutter Galveston Again Named for That Official Capacity. A dispatch from Washington to The News states that Congressman Meyer of New Orleans has secured permission to have the revenue cutter Oalventon used as Rex's yacht during the Mardi Qras carnival, the latter part of next month. This will not be the first time that the trim cutter has been used for such a purpose. Captain R. M, Clark, the commander, occupies the rank of lord high aJmlral In his majesty's navy, and is the proud possessor of a handsome Jewel of the order of St. Hex, conferred upon him by his royal hlffhneRS during the carnival of 1894. . The berlbboiied ajid sealed document conferring the title and Jewel reads as fellows: Department of Lord High Chamberlain, Palace of the Carnival--By Order of the King.--New Orleans, Jan. 22, 1894.--Captain R: M. Clark. Commanding Royal Yacht Galveston, Off Capital City of New Orleans--Greeting; It pleases his royal majesty Rex, king of the carnival, to confer upon you the exalted petition of lord high admiral In his majesty's navy, and will in due season accompany this title with the Jewel of the order of St. Rex: this in appreciation of your long and distinguished services in the royal navy. In conveying this mandate of the royal pleasure, I am, etc., BARTHWITH, Lord High Chamberlain. By the seventh secretary. Very soon cablegrams will begin to be printed In the New Orleans papers giving the information that the royal yacht, or flagship, has started with the royal party from his dominions across the seas, some four or five thousand miles, and every few days other cablegrams will appear in print reporting the progress of the ship. It Is unnecessary to say that thesr dispatches originate in the "home office." When the royal yacht reaches the mouth of the Mississippi an intense Interest has been worked up over her near approach, and when she sails up past the docks to her landing at the foot of Canal street evtry whistle in the city is turner] loose, every bell clangs and cannon lend their reverberating thunder to the din. Quite a ways down the river Rex and royal Suite oom* Aboard the cutter in the business suits of the every day American. A luncheon or breakfast ia served on board and the gentlemen retire to adorn themselves with all the splendor of foreign potentates. The cutter has been hl^h-. ly decorated In the meantime und Is a beautiful sight. During the carnival Captain Clark and his chief officers are the Ktiosts of the city of New Orleans and enjoy a right royal social time. The cutter has been up on the ways for the past week receiving a coat of fresh paint and she looks the typical ocean greyhound she is. There Is no finer or larger revenue cutter In the service of the government than the Galveston. An J. a

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 15 Jan 1895, Tue,
  3. Page 8

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