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T1IK ClHU.N'lNO SL'.V
THE 8PANISH FLOTILLA
Now On the Way to the Aid of Cen.
I). ('.. April 2). Lieut,
(ieurge L. Dyer, Tinted States navy,
lately naval attache to the American
,eg.'.on at Madrid, has furnished the
ii.ivfl deiurtnient with "iiiiio wry in
k Zesting information relative to the
IVlawiand Vittoria. Spain's two battle
-liiji-i, and the second-das cruiser
Cliri-toh.il Colon. The Pelaxo in a
second-class battle-ship of aliout N.IKKI
ton-. She is unicpic among the battle
ships of the world in one respect. She
has four movable armored turret. In
two of these are mounted a Houioria
10i-int'li gun. In the other turrets are
two (-inch guns, one to each turret.
The idea is that in cane n turret is dis
allied hut one gun will lie put out of ue- j
tion. Besides these guns she carries ,
ten 41-fnch guns, broadside, five on
etch Hide, and one 41-inch 1:1111 on a
Sjventeei) knots is eliiinied for her
highest speed, with forced draught, I
hut Lieut. Dyer believes fifteen would '
better indicate her captclty. She
claims to have coal-holding bunko's
for 11 liOOO-knot run. She handles well,
and is a formidable vessel of her tye. 1
The Vittoria is of much the same
build and weight of battery, but was'
laid down in 1H.S7. while the Pelayo was
begun in 181HI.
Tlie Cristobal Colon is one of Sp.iin's
best second-class armored cruisers, Mr.
Dyer hujh. She has a broadside battery
of ten 1i-inc.l1 guns and six 4-inch. all
rapid-tiring, and is an excellent vessel
of her class.
The Terror's Prize.
Key West, April 2!). The monitor 1
Terror has brought Into this port the
steamer Saco, which was captured yes-1
terday otT the Cuban coast. I
The theme for the sermon next Sun
day morning at the Presbyterian
church will be, Xot White Hot," and
the evening discourse will be the third
in the course of the lectures upon the
Prophets. The subject of the evening
will be " Klisha." A cornet duet anil
other sjiecial music Is promised for the
evening. All are cordially invited.
H. 1'. Corser, pastor.
Preaching services at the Methodist
chuivh to-morrow (Sunday I. Morning
discourse. "' Following Jesus:" evening
discourse. '"The Possible and the Im
possible." Seats free. All are cor
dially invited to be present at these
services. C. P. Wilson, pastor.
Miss Lillian Beal returned this week
from a trip to Los Angeles.
Mrs. John Pullar, whohaslieen visit
ing her sister. Mrs. A. T. Cornish, left
for Los Angeles Friday .
The windy days of Wednesday and
Thursday were followed by a snow
storm Friday morning and the tem
perature took a decided ehange, and
the man who had put on his spring suit
donned his overcoat.
Hong Loe, who runs a bakery, was
arrested yesterday by Marshal Wood
for refusing to pay his license. Judge
Milligan lind Lee fi.Ml. Lee con
eluded that it was cheaiier to pax
license than to quit business.
W. D. Powell will, in a few days,
open a stock of dry goods and millinery
in tlw Hoxworth building. Mr. Powell
intends making prices on his goods
that will sell them. He buys for cash
and w ill sell for cash, and his store will
lie a money-saver for the people of
"The Kconoraist," leading Dry ficssls
Kstablishment of the southwest- has a
display at tho Xew Bank hotel.