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THEPPPER Mis M01NES, ALGONA. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, MAY 26.1892., LATEST NEWS. I OBlME. A LABOR riot occurs on the world's fair grounds. lu Congress,there are twenty representatives under thirty-six years of age. DONA ISADORA Cousmo, of Chile, is «aid to be worth' 1200,003,000, which mikes her the wealthiest woman in the THE finest collection of laces in the world is owned b.v Queen Margherita of Italy. She h'as offered to lend it to the World's fair. TBE ashes of Emma Abbott repose in an urn in the Pittsburgh Crematorium, •where the body of (he actress wai incinerated. TDK scandal connoted with the summary dismissal of Prof. S. T. Gillan fiom the Milwaukee normal school has subsided to a large extent, but that does not alter the victim's right to officially know the reason for the treatment given him. THE Hearth stone of the old log cabin in which Daniel Boone lived when he was hunting in the wilds of North Carolina will be taken to the Chicago exhibition and find a place in jewelry and bric-a-brac department of that cosmopolitan circus. GENERAL NOTES. A NEW iron field, said to be of great value, is to be opened in New Mexico. Ignatius Donnelly's publishers secure a «5,293 judgment against him. FATHEB Patrick Brady died Monday at Jacksonville, 111. WOMEN will hereafter be admitted to Tuft's college, at Boston. Gov. Foster, of Louisiana, was inaugurated at Baton Rouge Monday. A $6.000 monument of Barre granite will be one of the world's fair from Vermont. A VEIN of silver-bearing quartz has been discovered in Ontario, fiftv miles from the Soo. THOMAS F. WILSON, has been appointed United States Attorney for Arizona by the president. MONDAY'S purchases of silver' by the treasury department amounted to 216,000 ounces. • THE regions of California not irrigated by artificial means are already suffering from the drouth, and crops are greatly injured. This side of the Rockies would have willingly spared them seven or eight inches of water and not missed it. "The glorious climate" has its drawbacks. WE owe the invention of visiting cards to the Chinese. So lone: ago as the period of the Tong dynasty (618—907) visiting cards were known to be in common use in China, and that is also the date of the introduction of Ihe "red silken cords" that figure so conspicuously on the engagement cards of that country. A NEW feat of mind reading was recently performed by A. W, Scott, of Tomkin&ville, Ky. He was blindfolded and put to work at a compositor's case to set type, -which he did with accuracy and celerity, though utterly ignorant of the location of the boxes containing the various letters. • A pAHTr of Boston gentlemen are on the way west to inspect certain electrical railways. THE trustees of Tufts college have decided to open the doors of the institution to women. BAHON FAVA has reported to the state department his return as minister from the kingdom of Italy. THE Western Passenger association lines are given authority to meet the Soo's cut on eastern tourist rates. A DECISION is rendered by the United States supreme court against the Northern involving lands in Wis- AN Englishman proposes to overcome the rolling of vessels at sea by the use or a movable weight. As hia success would not mean the total abolition of the tribute to Neptune now paid by paosetigers with etomachd, he will receive the heartiest wishee for success from some millions of landsmen. f" A SKELETON in the Museum of Trinity College, Dub'iin," is S feet G inches height, and that'of Charles Byrne in the museum of the College of Surgeons, London, in 8 feet 4. inches. Tho tallest living rnan is Chang-it a Sing, the Chinese giant. Hh height.i'sS'feet 3 inches. Pacific in a suit consin. JOHN W. BRECKINHIDGE, son of Vice- President John C. Breckinridge, died at Merced, Gal., Monday nigbt. THE New Yoik bank statement shows an increase in reserve during the pa-t week of $283,625. The banks now hold in excess of legal requirement*, $15,754,875. A PRIVATE dispatch received at Washington, Saturday morning from Ashville, N. C., said that Senator Vance is in a very precarious condition and the worst is feared. THE Duluth stock exchange is liable to be closed, the bears having depreciated the * —» • *Mg2 """ v-^». IrfUAUbGl! UL1C stocks and given the Mesaba iron range a black eye. JONATHAN BLANOHARD, president emeritus of Wheaton (111.) college, died very suddenly Saturday night. He was born at Rockingham, Vt.,.Jan. 19,1811. JEFFEHSON S. CONVER, of Coldwater, was Wednesday elected grand commander of the Michigan grand commander?. Knights Templar. THE Countess Margere, better known as rs/ 1'om Thumb, had her baggage and theatrical effects seized for debt at Salt Lake, Wednesday. MR. WHAKTON, first assistant secretary of state, will resign to become the republican candidate for congress in the Third Massachusetts district. SALES of butter on the Elgin board of trade amounted to 26,600 pounds at 20 cents n pound; and 1,200 pounds at 19 cento a pound. Last year's pricas were 17 and 18 cents. GEN. THOMAS A, ROWLEY, who served with distinction in the Mexican war and in the rebellion, was found dead in bad at Pittsburg, Pa., Saturday. He was eighty- five years, of age. " • THE street car employes at Cleveland, Ohio, struck Sunday for S2 a day for conductors and rnotormpu. The strike ended , ,. in five and a half hours, the uiotormen and A 19-year old girl of Cincinnati placed conductors being graated 18 and 17 cents a chair over a hola in the sidewalk opposite her father's house whore Western Union workmen were about to put a telegraph pole. She sat on the cbair until her father obtained »u injunction. This is the first occasion ou record when Jay Gould was sat down on by a young lady. A PHYSICIAN in New York city is now using an attachment to theetethoscope by which, he claims, he can establisn the outline of the heart so accurately that it would be possible with certainty to thrust a pin through the patient's chest to a point within a hair's breadth of the heart without touching the latter. THE Emperor William has given his imperial grandmother, Victoria, the goby in the construction of a train of railway cars for his own use. Three years' work have been put into the twelve vesti- buled carriages in which he and his family and staff may travel, and the §750,000 which they have cost have provided elegances and coaiforta of travel which American millionaires cannot surpass. . FOREIGNERS now hold only about *7,000,00;0 of the registered bonds of tie -United States. Americans hold $400 - ; :/OOp^Op ! pf the Nation V bonds. This is an 'excellent showing. Ono third of all gov- ' eioim&ni bonds are held as collateral in the treasury to secure the national bank circulation. These large holdings of American securities have been returned to the United States in lieu of gold. They are as good as gold, aud we have plenty of the yellow coin left. were present. The chief congress was to have the per hour, respectively, for ten hours. THE first congress of the National Art association began Tuesday. Many of the most distinguished artitts and art patrons of the country ' '"' • • " object of the ___. o tariff removed from'arfc. KATE MARSTON, who is organizing a leper colony at Volioosik, a town of Eastern Siberia, has left for the United States, where she will devote herself to raising funds for the establishment of the colony. THE Vatican has sent a circular letter to the American bishops recommending the formation of a national union against Cahenslyiam, or the project advocated by Herr Cnhensly to appoint bishops of the same nationality as the people whom they are to spiritually direct. , the notorious'swindler, was convicted in Stillwiiter. A Montana wife shoots and kills a man in defense ot her honor. A MAN with over sixty wives was sentenced in Boston to three years' imprisonment for adultery. J. D. SMITH committed suicide at Rockford, on Tuesday, by jumping jrom the Morgan street bridget JAMES TAYLOR, the negro who assaulted Nellie Lilcox, at Kennedyville, Md i( was lynched Wednesday morning. AT Cameron, Texas, Chas. T. Lojran, a worthless character, shot and killed his Wife»:Fnday, and then suicided. GEORGE HUGHES and Mary McDonald were publicly horsewhipped in Brooklyn, N. Y., Friday, by Hughes'wife assisted by two other women. AN luaho miner shot a girl who, disguised as a calf, had stolen much treasure from him. Gov. BARBER, of Wyoming, has again refused to surrender the imprisoned cattlemen to the Johnson county authorities to be tried for murder. MRS. Ida Knapp, of Galesburg, who had been only three months marribd, took rat poison and died Tuesday, because of a quarrel with her husband. RICHARD KYLE, 'teller of the defunct Western Irust and Savings bank of Chicago, has been indicted for embezzlement, his alleged stealings being $10,000. REV. Stephen Talbott, of Louisville, Jiy., has been sent to the penitentiary for two years for forgery, obtaining money by false pretences, and perjury, to all of which he pleaded guilty. ALBERT L. STANTON, an employe of a New York jewelry firm, suddenly became insane whi le traveling on a New York Central train, and cut his throat with a pocket knife. He died of the wound shortly after. WILLIAM WILKINS, of Niota, 111., owned a vicious stallion which attacked and severely bit him, Wilkins subdued the stallion by roping him down and picking out the animal's eyes with a needle. He was arrested. MAGGIE DOXEY, the.five-year-old white girl who was outraged at Little Rock by the negro Henry James, who was lynched early Saturday morning, died from the effects ol the injuries received an hour after the hanging. FIRES AND CASUALTIES. HEAVY rains caused considerable damage at Huron and Pierre, S. D. ; LOWER Mississippi levees gave way, inundating the surrounding countrv. CHARLES H. KIRKWOOD was killed by an electric street car at Ishpeming, Mich., Sunday afternoon. THE First Methodist church at Massillon, Ohio, and the residence of Isaac B ?r)!: n £nn r wer6 Burned Friday. Loss, about 575,000. ; , THE sh'oe factory of F. W. Breed & Co., at Rochester, N. Y., was destroyed by fire Saturday morning:. The loss is estimated at $115,000. • MAURICE SHEA and Michael Burns were killed by falling down a chute on the dump at the Anaconda mine in Montana Tuesday. ' THIRTY saddle horses which had been collected for the Oakland stables, Chicago, were burned to death in the Metropolitan stables at Hot Springs, Ark. SUNDAY afternoon a cloud burst struck Philadelphia, Pa., killing three men, who, with two companions were in a sail boat on the Delaware river. WARNER'S Institute, in Brooklyn, N. Y., which contained the Zollner Mean- nerchor rooms, postal sub-station, etc., burned Monday, involving a loss of: $250,- well. A motion to strike opt the appro priation of $25,000 to detect persons guilty of violating internal revenue laws, was agreed to. Some farther debate on the measure took place, but without action, the house adjonrned. TUESDAY, May i7. SENATE.—A bill was introduced by Mr. Chandler, to confer American registry on American cruisers and passenger steamers to run between New York and ports in Great Britian. Consideration of the naval appropriation bill was resumed, Mr. Higgins spoke in favor of an increase of the navy, even if it involved increasing the debt of the nation. Mr. Vilas opposed the measure, except as provided in the house bill. He considered the annual appropriations as now imposed, applying without reaching a vote, the senate adjourned. _ HOUSE.—The Sundry civil appropriation bill was taken up in committee of the whole. A lone discussion took place on a motion by Mr. Picker to increase the appropriation to meet the expense of protecting labor on public lands, from $13 000,000 to 8150,000. The motion was lost —adjourned. WEDNESDAY, Ma/18. SENATE.—The naval appropriation bill was taken up. The appropriation for new war ships was opposed by Mr. Cockrell. A long discussion took place. The question was taken on the senate amendment, which was agraed to—yeas 33, nays 18 An amendment offered by Mr. Teller, appropriating $50,000 for the purchase of a steel rifle, and $50,000 for the testing of rifle guns, was agreed to. Mr. Mnnder- son's amendment appropriating $100,000 for the purchase of torpedoes was agreed to. The bill then passed without division. HOUSE.—The conference report of the resolution authorizing the loan of flags and ensigns to the city of Washington during the Grand Army encampment there next fall was agreed to. A lengthy discussion took place on the Sunday civil appropriation bill. After several amend ments, the appropriation of 8200,000 for the survey of public lands was agreed upon as a compromise. An amendment appropriating $60,000 of the amount appropriated, for the topographical surveys in "North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma was agreed to. The house then adjourned without further action. THURSD'AY, May 19. SENATE.—The bill authorizing the detail of an army officer for service at the world s fair was passed. An amendment repealing any laws which prevent the purchase of foreign-built ships was laid on the table—yeas 81, nayes 13. The bill then passed without division. The river and harbor bill was taken up. Many amendments were reported by the committee on commerce. The increase of appropriations for Wisconsin waters were generally agreed to. Some important reductions were made, and the bill went over till Friday. HOUSE.—The house again went into cpmmittee of the whole on the ;OLDA1M NAVIES Points of Similarity in Ancient atid Modern Navies, and Their Difference. The .Ham of To-day Used for Same Purpose as That of Olden Times. At of the Spanish Armada in 1588 time there was ho decisive sn the fleet of England over that but was inferior to the Dutch Commonwealth and reign 01 were signalized by the struggle «,, tery between the English and the When victory, after many alteratiot ally sided with the former, and became possessed alike of the merchant marine and the m navy for defense. Through t uo ,, century the English and French principal fleets; but Louis XVI Evolutiors and Revolutions in Art of Naval Warfare Have Taken Place. Between the modern battle-ship and the ancient war-galley there are resemblances BO curious us to tempt one into the dangerous generalization that naval architecture, like history, repeats itself. Those wdo knew the existing type to be an evolutionary result and not an inheritance recognize that in form, at le-ist, it appears to be a survival, or a return to the begin- ing, of naval war construction. Queerly enough, the identities are not altogether pictorial because, notwithstanding the enormous differences in design, material, motive power, armament and equipment, they extend to the theories of attack and defense. Of course, no evidences of descent oan really be detected, for battle-ships, even in the same decade, diverged so widely as to have produced such variant axuinplap as the 120-gun three-deck ship, and that low free boarded monitor which made valueless for ever all trippietired, wood-borne ordnance. In section, war-galleys were shaped like the letter V expanded at the top, and built with keels, ribs, beams and III., fire Monday raoinintr _i__ i • i 1*111. ^ - NEW YOKE'S official visitors to the Columbian exposition are unanimous in the opinion that Chicago has done wonders in the way of exposition work, and that no •other city in the country could have done more. The exposition is going to be a great success, and New York should be the most conspicuous contributor to that succbss. But if it is to be, it must begin now and work lively. ' CARNEGIE calls this his passport: Aee, 56 years; height, 5 feet 4}£ inches; weight, 160 youndsj ^'describes himself as "pony built;" hair, grey; beard and moustasohe almost >hite; hands and foet unusually small; prides himself upon them; wears No. 4 shoes and No. 4 gloves; eyes blue; has a Scotch face; speaks with Scotch deliberation; nose rather small and rather thick; mouth determined; jawe square; foerbead b' H -J: face pleaealnt; hea.<j round; \ hat. I FOBEION. AN old nurse was arrested in Germany for causing the death of fifty-eight int'ants. POLITICAL riots are resumed in Ireland. Forty men are injured in a shindv at Cork. GEN. GEOUQE KLAPKA, the Hungarian revolutionist, died Tuesday. He was minister oC war under Kossuth. MRS. POTTER PALMER was among the ladies' presented by Mre. Robert T. Lincoln at tho queen's drawing room Wednesday. ALL attempts to delay the execution of Deeming, the Australian wife murderer, havo lailed, and he will be hanged May 000. destroyed a three-story" brick"b"uildin*B'on Mam street owned by Thomas Harneyand occupied by Bray & McDonald's toy and notion sto/e. The loss is $6,500, covered by insurance. A DEFECTIVE switch wrecked a fast tram on the Norfolk & Western railway at Hagerstown, Md., Sunday. The conductor was killed and ten passengers injured, two fatally. BY the burning of his three-story brick building at Red Jacket, Mich.; Sunday, Michael Johnson loses 88.000, insurance &>.°00; John Korby, §6,000, insurance $4,000; Josuph Gabrielson §400, and Mat Watson $1,000, uninsured. STEAM pipes in the Penrose mine'at Denver bum Saturday. A. W. Cromer, Billey Little and James Murray were horribly scalded. A number of ocher workmen were badly injured. CONORJSSS. committee ot the whole on the sundry civil appropriation bill. Considerable discussion was had, some amendments proposed, but without action ,the committee rose and the house adjourned. THE VIOLIN FOR LADIES. She Handles the Dow Gracefully .ind With Exquisite Touch. It has been said that women can never play on the violin gracefully, for the same reason that they cannot throw a ball effec- '"re/y—jfoe greater proportionate length of the clavicle in the female; but this assertion falls to the ground refuted when we see a lady witL her violin and bow both properly held according to the rule, play- me with the delicious facility gained by faithful practice. There is nothing uu- gracefnl about it; quite the contrary. It is pleasant to bfi able to state that such sights are nob uncommon in these days for since the discovery aforesaid'a great many ladies have become enthusiastic and successful students of this wonderfully fa-cinating instrument, and some have already earned positions of eminence. It has come about that the young lady soloist posts. They had one or more masts, and spread square sails upon yards. At or near the water-line the sharp brows curved into rams; and within, deck, beast- works and towers; and in barbetted structures_ aloft military engines which threw projectiles to a considerable distance were mounted. Burchett, in his '•Most remarkable Transactions at Sea," describes a galley wuich carried eight wooden towers—four amidships, |two forward and two aft. From theae projected breastworks filled with loop holes, whence an enemy might be annoyed. On the upper •i"" 1 " was raised a machine "which cided superiority to the navy of T? """ r and at the, period of the Revoluti^^ war the naval supremacy of Enzlai seriously thteatened, Spain, Holla Russia, m course of time, became powers among modern nation* United Slates *had in the meantime £* mented its fleet, and in the war of Ifiiofi the maintained a glorious struggle- bnf '•» navy was distinguished rather for /u swiftness of individual ships than for «£? number of vessels. tae The requirements of modern naval dc fense and attack are that each nation mm put afloat a force fitted to its environ™? I though,-withal, coast defense is thafir" essential; and this, beyond the foes hi yond the windy phrases of specially' i« terested corps, is primarily and almn.t entirely maratime. For this duty th» must be ready on the outer line.jbattleS and Bcoutiner cruisers; then rams, tor2 vessels and gunboats; next heavily arm ored, heavily armaimnted harbor defZ. craft, and minor torpedo and submarine boats; and finally land fortifications, submerged mines. and floating obstructions But besides this mam duty, which nearly all the great countries entrust entirely In their navies, other demands are made nnnn the service, and there must be other arm ored cruisers to fight battles on the hieh seas, and protected cruisers to destroy an enemy s commerce and capture his com. merce destroyers, to protect the trade highways, and to guard coaling and refitting* stations. For all these auxiliary dutie! except the first, . where ereat gun power handmessand habitability are specialli requisite,, speed is the most important characteristic, and as these ships cannot afford to sacrifice their gun weights nor run the chance of disablement by insufficient machinery weights, the two must be reconciled by putting them afloat in relatively large displacements. were stern deck paces would fling to the distance of 120 stones weighing 300 pounds and darts 18 feet in length. E.ich of the three masts was furnished with engines for throwing stones and large iron hooks; around the bulwarks an iron palisade prevented boarding and from the masts and spars hung were grappling irons. The roundtops brass, and in them constant watch was kept by soldiprs, to whom stones could be conveyed in baskets fitted with tackles This ship was fully equipped, and was accompanied by smaller galleys and supply vessels. The English" battle-ship Trafalgar, a type of tho modern battie-ship, was completed in 1889. He r mild steel hull is bunt on the longitudial system, and the cast steel stem is fortified with a rain composed of o-mch steel plates. The military mast carries two tops as vantage positions tor riflemen and machine The ior in all prominent''musical A DETACHMENT of 200 Royal Marines aud officers from Liverpool to the.Pacific naval squadron, arrived at Vancouver. IT is reported that the steamer JWolkow has foundered i>? the Caspian sea and that 250 passengers were drowned. E. P. DEACON, whose trial for killing 1 M. Abeill will soon begin, bus surrendered himself to .the authorities at Nice. LORD Salisbury in a speech practically admits that England's trade policy is a failure, because so many other natlona are becoming protective, THE counting of rhe silver currency of AuBtro-Hungary has shown that the stock is £15,000,000 sterling, an amount mush less thau has been credited to the country. THE city of Bolivar, in Venezuela, baa been captured by the insurgents, and Gen. Santiago Rodil, of the government forces killed. THE Valkes oil works in Berlin have been burned, involving a loss of 2,000,000 marks. Two men are supposed to have perished in the flames. TIMS bill to endorse the French treaties whicuVwas introduced by Premier White- , way has been defeated in the legislative asseinblKof Newfoundland. Tnra HiVtish i'orci' which is making its way .u o> the interior of Africa from the gold cuabt'for the purpose of punishing the native tribes thafare iuterferinir with trade routes, burneOwo to*n 8 of the ' FRIDAY, May 18. SENATE.—Mr. Frye, from the committee on commerce, reported back the river and harbor bill, with a proposed not tin- crease of §1,123,143, and gave notice that he would call it up for action on Tursdav An original bill to appropriate 81,000,000 ror the Philadelphia mint was introduced by Mr. Quay. The naval appropriation bjll was taken up, aud eliciled considerable discussion, but without final action the senate adjourned until Tuesday. HOUSE, —A communication was presented submitting an estimate of the deficiency in the appropriations for army and navy pensions for the surren. 1 , fiscal year of §7,574,332, and recoc-. mend ing that this deficiency be supplied from an unexpended balance of $8,834,079. The Sibley tent c aim bill was referred to the court of claims for final adjudication by a vote of 156 ayes to 41 noes. This gave rise to a lengthy discussion lasting until 4 o'clock, when without action the house adjourned HousE.-Mr. Meredith, of Vir^ina, announced to the house the death of Senator Barbour. After the adoption of appr«- priate resolutions, the speaker appointed a committee to attend tho funeral. The house then, as a mark of respect to the deceased, adjourned. MONDAY, May 16. SENATE.—At the conclusion of Jehus and pty their/' oneaU to for the re-assembled successful at- propria- Cot is looked events. For such as have had thrown over them the spell of the sweet enchanter, there is no fear. They will go oh in the delight- lully laborious journey upwards towards the invisible and unattainable summit Others are coming who have not yet entered upon the road; ior there is evidence at present, more tJian ever before in this country, of a growing demand for violins and good teachers tor youn? ladies and girls. A patient and conscientious teacher is a pearl beyond price—in truth, a sine qua non, and the first thing to be thought of by the neophyte, before a bow shall have been drawn; for lad habits contracted with this instrument will adhere to the pupil moie persistently than the most vicious burrs. The violin is not to be con • quered with a book "without a teacher " and very much depends upon a proper start, so that there shall be nothing to unlearn. s Twice or thrice each week, in all weathers, I see passing my window an earnest- faced young lady with her violin case under her arm. She is on the way to her teacher, and her expression indicates clearly that it is no unwilling journey I am sure she is doing well,;although at this stau/e of her progress probably undergoing H fhn TinnAunn.... A ] -t . , fa P guns. armor protection is distributed in three layers; (1) a water-line belt, (2) a citadel at the middle of this beJt inclosing the bases of the turrents, and (3) an upptr structure 110 feer, in octagonal all tho necessary drudgery of scales and exercises. She is a type of hundreds of I can othe rs in many parts of the land. understand the ihstinctive affection which prompts this girl to carry her precious charge clasped closely to. her sido. rather than by tne handle a la grip-sack, for there is m the world no inanimate object that - to the human heart like a fiddle — J. x. Taylor, in May Lippincatt's. ICJS AT SUi'EUIOIi. It Pilab Twenty Veet HI B u Before the Harbor. DULUTH, May 19.-0ne of the most severe storms of the year strusk Duluth oday. All the ice at the head of the lakei s Piled up twenty feet high before the entrance of the harbor of Superior. 1 hough httl< damage hus been done bv the storm, explains of incoming vessels report terrific ,w..ealhejxpn the lafe-.a.^- muny JlSMJere are looked' forT On "the .4c.i:ta shore near Port Arthur the wind is reported to be blowing seventy miles an hour. length, containing the broadside battery irorn within three armored conning "towers on deck the ship is steered and fought; tour 13.5-meh breechload;ng rifles are pair-mounted in two turrets, disposed at either end of the lower citadel; and eight 5-inch breech-loading guns are carried in the upper structure. The secondary battery includes eight 6-pounder and eleven 3-pounder rapid firing guns, and eight torpedo ubes In every modern battleship the latest theories prescribe as necessities a dependent group of tenders, such as cruisers, gunboats, torpedo catchers torpedo boats-and coal supp> vessel* Iwenty centuries separate modem battle-ships and the galleys of Diodorus Sic- u us, and yet between the new and the olimany analogies exist. The ancient method of warfare consisted, in great part in the driving of beaked vessels against oacn otnerj and therefore skill and cleritv m maneuvering so as to strike the enemy to its greatest advantage, were of the u£ most importance The victory th us usually remained with the best sailor This tempted to be ii i i, L — P rese ut time; and vessftls called "steam-ranu" are specially constructed for this species of conflict! The two great features ot Italy's nuee warships are speed and battery power, T^DuiilO and Dandolo have ™™ thai 11,000 tons displacement, witL eleven knots speed, carrying 22 inches of armor on their sides, and have each a battery of four 101-ton Anmstrong eans. Even lW B ^™«nf talla and ^ eiJant0 ' of }%™{ and 13,550 tons reopectuely, with 18,000 indicated horse power, each furnishing a speed of 18 knots. They carry 19 inches of armor on their mas- ? lve , ™? TB ' within wnioh are mounted tour 103-ton Aimsrrong guns, the heaviest ordinance afloat in Altogether, Italy's navy any navy. remarkably i — 'in T» — "•* • j *•' i^LLttij, utiuiv strong. 1 he Russian Navy consists of two mam fleets, the Black sea and the Baltic, besides three flotillas the Siberian, Caspian and #ral In the Black Sea fleet there are three 16-knot ships: the Catherine II, Chetma and Sinope, belted throughout with 18-inch armor, and with 14-inch arm** on their towers, and armed each with _ six 40 ton guns. The Baltic fleet contains thfcPeterjthe Great, of 9 340 tons, with 14 knots speed, and four 40-ton guns ?ann° w^™\ re VM8el8 ran ? e betw *a 5,800 and 8,400 tons, and with from 7 to 10 inches of armor, and 15 to 16 knots speed. Russia has also a number of tor- argeat iron-clad in the German Navy is he Koenig Wilhelm, of 8,750 tons, 14°J knots, 12 inches of armor and 18 J4 ton g ?T f Au A' r l a bafl two Powerful f ron- clads, the Castoza and the Tegetthoff, and qmo a er8> T U I keyha8t ^ e Poworft.1 9,000-ton armored Mescedyeh and other iron-clada ana torpedo boats. Spain has the Victoria, an iron- clad of 14 knots, and ^' with the Relavo, of 18-inch armor on its ° 9 65oTn J.bSOtons ±2? fl, . w •team 16 knots and carries two 38-ton and iLff ™ 8UD8 ' and seveml °tne». TT«-?' fal 2 ,° ^ ar . s , ""Ceding the war the United States built nothing but wooden ships except two small vessels of the revived at the i- i ~ —--* UL uujjuicr Tho nrhert powen having tffoient J«l, „ pear to ban been the PbenloS.* a./Thrv^rtC"? sS£a%sa-fc-±tfB"£ and Alarm. Millions were wasted at tin- the makeshift guns. "In March' asserts _ the then secretary of the - , . , United States had no vessel of war which would have kept the sea for one week against any first rate naval power, and was dependant upon English rnanu- 3 tor the forging of guns, for ar- tv™ ICQQ ,' rnsecondar y batteries." Bui l;?wi v M 90con r?ressional legislation provided by the construction of a number of ships, which would at least form ° T C) where Themistdcles, taking advantaS; of tho narrows, forced be Persian fleet nf Xerxes to combat in «,, n h a ™?" " e£ * °F velop the art of K(lT al warfare Bur mn,,« - - moured class are included one steel battle mdP' n n as ' a 'L d two others, the Maine P?,rit?? £ er> ' S v ? iron monitors, the H?« ?M T8rr ? r ' Miantonoman, Amphri- Srf»nrf Mo " ad , tloc k. and one steel coast defender of the latest type, In the unarm 0red class all steel, arT 11 protected ri?nT a / the r?? st011 ' Atlftn ta, Chicago, £lnhf St °Q n> g alti more, Newark, Phila- ^elphia,_San Francisco and three others, luvecruieers: the Concord, Bennington and ™ oth1erD «; two gunboats, arethl Fork£ r « elj one P ra 'tice cruiser, one ee1th j one dynamite ranean e Mediter- , however, after two IN TUB EAST. Mnuy Violent Storms KuBluR Along the ASBUKY PAKK, May 19.-A violent atorui is raginer along the coast and terribly high seas-prevail. Rain is falling 1 in torrents and driven in blinding sheets along the beach. An unknown schooner was driven ashore opposite the beach house. It is reported that the crew leaped overboard and reaped (he shore in safety. Turks, beccuJi Anaeonese with the The '-« the great naval power-] a 5f?SsB3SJ A JTm 18 a battle ' Bbi P of 6 . 3 0° tonfl draught ot 21 feet, 5 inches. A belt of U-iuch steel armor extends along the water line in the wake of the. engines, boiler, and magazines, and is joined at each end by a transverse shaped bulkhead 6 inches thick. The redoubt, turrets and conniDg tower are protected by steel armor 1.4 inches thick. Throughout the ship ex, tends a thick protective deck of steel. The main battery consists of two 12-inch breech- loading rifles, one in each turret, and of six b inch breech loading rifles. Thereto a powerful secondary Lattery of rapid fire and machine guns, and 4 torpedo launching ubes. Two triple expansion" engines drive twin screws, and are expected to develop with forced draft 8,600 horse power and a speed of 17 knots; the total coal capacity, 950 tons, will give a coal endurance of 8.592 at 10 knots. The other fam- 2JJ 9 war vessels are somewhat similar, me lorklona, Concord and Benninffton are each of 1,700 tons, and the Concord mounts six 6-inoh breech loading riflea, four rapid fire, and five machine guns.- Memphis Appeal-Avalanche. Sullivan township has settled Mrs. Lewis Razor, Sr.,. who nearly years since received serious injuries drivmsr across a defective owlvert, w) were -..' tor il. fl

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