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Página 291 - In words, as fashions, the same rule will hold; Alike fantastic, if too new, or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried, Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Página 9 - If future appropriations for the manufacture of guns, mortars and carriages be no larger than the average authorized for the purpose since 1888, it will require twentytwo years more to supply the armament of the eighteen important ports for which the projects complete are approved.
Página 8 - The defenseless condition of our seacoast and lake frontier is perfectly palpable. The examinations made must convince us all that certain of our cities named in the report of the board should be fortified and that work on the most important of these fortifications should be commenced at once. The work has been thoroughly considered and laid out, the Secretary of War reports, but all is delayed in default of Congressional action. The absolute necessity, judged by all standards of prudence and foresight,...
Página 421 - It should be rich in books of reference, in encyclopaedias, where one may learn without cost of research what things are generally known. For it is far more useful to know these than to know those that are not generally known.
Página 291 - Century Cyclopedia of Names. A Pronouncing and Etymological Dictionary of Names in Geography, Biography, Mythology, History, Ethnology, Art, Archaeology, Fiction, etc. Edited by Benjamin E. Smith, AM I vol., 4°, pp. 1085 net $10 oo Champlin, John D., Jr.— Young Folks' Cyclopedia of Persons and
Página 351 - Travel of Projectile. The distance from the base of the projectile in its seat to the face of the muzzle of the cannon.
Página 8 - The defenseless condition of our sea-coast and lake frontier is perfectly palpable ; the examinations made must convince us all that certain of our cities named in the report of the Board should be fortified, and that work on the most important of these fortifications should be commenced at once ; the work has been thoroughly considered and laid out the Secretary of War reports, but all is delayed in default of Congressional action. The absolute necessity...
Página 14 - On this coast line there are more t han 500,000,000 of dollars in volved of destructible property within the reach of naval vessels. The indemnity need not necessarily bo in the shape of money, but the staple products of the country would be .just as valuable to any foreign nation, and should one-half of it be used to reduce their national debt and the other to double or quadruple their naval power, the time of our successful resistance when once forced out of deep water by such a power would be...
Página 14 - It in embarrassing fur a military officer to acknowledge this condition of affairs and to record these facts. Yet he would do less than his duty to his country did he not endeavor to bring the truth before the Government in order that it should be fully apprised of the true condition of affairs.