Revenue Cutter

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Revenue Cutter - ui--tu- and acl- nnd science. F?n improvement...
ui--tu- and acl- nnd science. F?n improvement Arithmetic, and and -familiar Sec- . -Reading, . and and -Parsing, improvement definitions. or- " iui- . Second .· premiums--Arithmetic, histories -Definitions . Bible First histories; and history grammar. Grammar, -Reading, exercises. Al'TER A WILY CHAFE. THE CUTTER DIX REPOI1TED AS TRYING TO INTERCtPT A SCHOONER - ont:d!itn£ C-ase^ of Arm. 1 ) lcsi£ii.'il ftn- Hit* IJso oJCuba;! a-'ililiaLftorn-^yc-Hiirldj; Uto 'oti.st /£etv.'jtn GAlv:.sVi k n ami tho i)*.i:t»!*;5'i);,lL For tho past four or five days tho States revenue cutter Dix has buon tr.king hasty trips ulo:ig tho gulf coast bt-'tw-'.'eu Galveston and tho mouth o£ tin Mississippi. It was at first supposed tiiut tho cutter morcly took these trips as a morns oC ing the dull monotony o£ her duties at pore, but it now appears that sho has important purpose iu viow in these coasting coasting voyages. From information g-leaned by a NEWS reporter yesterday it seems that cutter has .for.fioiiio.timo suspected that tt certain schooner would lecye New Orleans, bound for Cuba, with, ft cargo principall}' composed of. cases of arms and amnuiuition for tho use of. filibusters · ou that- tropical island. Consequently, according to tho report,'she report,'she has been endeavoring to intercept the schooner and nip the voyage in the New Orleans being ^included in tho district over which the cutter has jurisdiction. "It is pretty well understood,"" said a popular nautical gentlcmat?. to' the reporter yesterday, "that these trips 'of- tho I)ix made for that purposo.'ond that alpnfc. ; Tho cutter 'has been unusually' active of lute, She leaves suddenly arid most unexpectedly' one day and : is back at her post tae.iiext.-t She would not.bo doing- -this for tho i'uii of.' it. Sho means: business. · I-tliiuk sho_'s been going .nnd coming' in this.niys-"- terious way for about a week.' ' But her being ablo to. ovorh.au! those follows^ They are the. 'slickest artists' on tho the earth-- or the sea-- and when they're caught you may · 6xpe_ct the millennium. Coupled with .their natural shrewdness they are perfectly-devil-may-care arid rock- less; niid. would eagerly tako'orio chance ten to gain their end. "And then the would ue strongly in favor of tho schooner in this case, as in all probability she": is -;-o trim- 'nnd' · swift -sailer,'. and with , a good fipanking . breezo could put a wide gup between .herself tho cutter," as tho latter', does not possess remarkable sailing eapncitiesj'despftu tho fact thatehe moves by stearn. Oh, there are many Ways by which : these vessels can tho,vigiltthce of thq.-autliorities; i'or instance, instance, nn insignificant -looking craft; after having shipped the coses at n point up,-could easily sail- down Bayou Tccho, Louisiana, either into the Mississippi or gulf, nnd proceed undetected forty or. ·fifty- miles out and there deliver hoi 1 ware to tho other vessel in waiting,, thus fulfilling, a preconcerted arrangement. It is .vary ml- dom that those quiet looking little crafts are overhauled, and even when. they aro crow Is usually sharp enough to get out a scrape. It. tho cutter Is really after these fellows sho would do -well to intercept intercept the vessel' immediately after it has loft the river, otherwise otherwise she would show a clean pair of heels in a very little tlmo; Not many of tlieso vessel* carry guns, us seldom engage in open resistance in these days, but occasionally thoy carry two or three guns along as a mult to a possible pursuer, which they can keep under a battery until the critical moment; - 1 'brush' would occur between the cutter tho follows she's after. 'It would furnish something to talk about In tho tuminer. But there's small prospect of i genuine passage at arms." The nbovo information. i» given for It is worth'. . It had. .beei; rumored days that tho. cutter . was. engaged Iu such mission, nnd subsequent developments will probably bear it out. ..... . · · / '

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 29 Nov 1888, Thu,
  3. Page 24

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