Revenue cutter Dix

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MARITIME MISCELLANY. A PLEASANT HALF HOUR ABOARD REVENUE CUTTER DIX. Oruu Conn ji anil Small Ari7i»--A SHU Railway AVrucb--Sir-ay Items 1'lrkoa Up Among the Shipping---Off far New York. of It is the heads Purest CO. Ap- Co. tho amount reported to has paid. collected is received judgments certificates, Bolivar is appointed the payment was refused. hand account, him of daring ordered for the farm. * S3 S 83 M W S U. . as ») The revenue cutter Dlx came up to dle's wharf fo: 1 water yesterday, and « reporter seized tho opportunity to renew his acquaintance with her obliging officers. He did not Cud Captain Ulako aboard, but Lieutenant Simmons, the second in command, was on deck, and toolci'tho - reporter through the vessel, which is resplendent in' a new coa of paint and as neat aud trim as n ma'am on a half-holiday. Lieutenant Sin: mons led the way forward, where two Dalghren L'O-pouud rifle guns frown oinin ously fi'Om tho deck. These gutis wll throw a EOLIU SHOT or shell to a di.ttaEK-e. of three and oue-hn] miles, aud while they would not amorint much in a contest with some of the ironclads they are capable of making decidedly unpleasant to al^ classes of vessels, and a shot from them across tin bows of a smuggler would doubtless resul iu bringing lur to in sbo'rt order. The are kept as bright as the luiockcrs on big front donrs celebrated in Pinafore From there tlio lieutenant led the way ti the officers' quarters, whero the-scribe wu shown tho small amis with which the is equipped. Maga/Jnc ritles capable of firing firing son times without reloading, and cairy ing a ball of 48 call I/re is the print-rim small arm. A few breech-loading rllles 01 the regular uriny pattern nro also kepi handy us well as revolvers of the navy torn. Lieutenant Simmons Old not seem MUCH IMFIiEmsn with the destructiveneitt of the latter arm, however, and said that it was a qtiwtion whetheraskilled niarksmancouldhlt»maii tbo length oE the vessel in six shots with A small sword representing a cross between a cavalry saber onl an inf»ntry*offlctr'H sword also forms part of tho oflfenafri* nbil deftnsivo pnrnphernalin ot tho Bix. Th« reporter could not help reflecting that it wailhl be vury »rvic*abU) to slice Bolivar watermelons, with, but on. examination fonnd it to bo rather too dull for such sanguinary pnrposa. "Why don't you grind them?" ho asked. Lieutenant fclmmons replied that U was against the laws of uatinns to OBrSD ASWQKD, and that the Turks mu» tho only people who ignored thfs custom, which bad coma dawn from medlatral age*. He could not, say why thb was so--why It was any to kill a man with a sharp sword than dull one. or why a- razoredg«d sword ho inhibited and dynamite torrrioes anil quarter-ton bombg eiinctiontd. To moko the reporter ftu at home and thoroughly comfortable he pointed to a oonpta of trapdoors, near which h« wa« sitting, and casually Pfmarked that uud«r one was a very fine collection of shot «M shell, and under the other, enough powder to blow R«d- d-Ji bar two miles up, tt« Braios river. scribe felt that he"Mii-alKady prolonged his Tlaft too far aixl On the jorlal Ueut«n- xnt to |-iguro up how old ho would be he ennui dd.wn if that mnsazine should decide to explode. A a JU\ and

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 14 Jun 1888, Thu,
  3. Page 15

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