Motto: "Everything in Order."
It seems probable that the United States, after many years hesitation, is now about to enter on a policy of torpedo-boat construction. The desirableness of such action is hardly open to criticism.
We shall have twenty-three boats of the different classes when all that are now authorized shall have been accepted. An inspection of the lists of foreign warships will show that the ratio of torpedo-boats to other classes is nearly as two to one. Our ratio at present is more nearly the reciprocal of this.