Items of Interest

Last week week the European squadron of the American Navy, after the conclusion of its visit to the manoeuvres of the German fleet at Kiel, proceeded to Portsmouth, England.

As soon as the Kearsarge was berthed Sir William Dupree, the mayor of Portsmouth, boarded her and greeted Admiral Cotton, saying: "The people of Portsmouth welcome the American squadron and extend to its officers and men all the courtesies they can offer." Admiral Cotton replied, expressing his pleasure at the welcome extended to the squadron and thanking the mayor on behalf of the United States Government and himself.

On the departure of the mayor Rear Admiral Milne, commander of the royal yachis, specially detailed by King Edward to welcome the Americans, arrived on board the Kearsarge and was received by Admiral Cotton and Captain Hemphill. Admiral Milne expressed the gratification of King Edward at the arrival of the squadron, and in behalf of his Majesty welcomed it to England. Subsequently, Admiral Cotton, Captain Hemp hill, and the staff officers visited the naval officials, escorted by an admiral's guard and a band.

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The Denial of Matter
July 18, 1903

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