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War Steamers

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-The New Yorlc Journalof Conimorcc tays: - At n meeling or the Lnbinct a fow days agn, it wus ngreed to make proposals for the buildiujlr of ten stenm vessels, oji the following plan:' The vcsïcIs to bc built by individuáis, ond used for conitncrcinl purposes; the government to odvance a porlion of the cobt, for which t will liavcn lien on the vc6?c!s, nnd in case of necd, to tnke lliem entirely for government nse on rcfunding the wholc cost, or snel) porlion as nmy bc riglit; the vessels nlso to earry the mnüs hile in the merchant service. Aa we nderstnnd it, this ík not a war measure. or rather a jjcace mensure, ns Mr Aihms wou ld say, but a plan for carryinu tne mails as provided fur last winler. The nrrnngpinent for the creation of stenmers is cnpitnl; but if government is f o extnnd itecarrying letters to the ocoan m a monr.poiy, then in or judgement, itwerebciter thnt tho 6tearner8 6hould never bc built. A inagnificent Catholic Church is to bo built at Vnshington,D. C. : i's coet will be 87,000.