American steamer in Chinese waters.
The fastest steamer in Chinese
waters is the Yang-Teze, built at New York.
She clears thousands of dollars every trip between Hong Kong
, merely by carrying news ahead of the mail steamer, which she always beats by twenty-four hours. The Willamette
and Flying Cloud
, both built in the United States
, are the fastest boats on the Canton river
, and have completely run the English steamers off the track.
All these vessels carry the "Stars and Stripes,"