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THIS SHOWS HOW THEY RECEIVE AND RECORD
In time of stress or strife about the
busiest boys on a United States bat
tleship are the signal men who are
stationed on the bridge of the float
ing fortress. Nobody shouid suppose"
that the introduction of wireless te
legraphy in the navy has put an end
to other forms of signaling. .Com
munications between the ships i.f the
fleet are yet carried on to a large ex-
Keep the coal in the furnace high
in the center and lower at the sides.
If the coal banks up on the sides
leaving a hole at the heart of the fire
it gradually cools and soon dies out
Sprinkle all coal with water before
using it It will burn longer and make
a hotter fire.
Use as small size coal as the grate
of the furnace will admit; it will
give the most satisfactory results.
When removing ashes from the
furnace sprinkle them with water,
using a sprinkling can; or cover them
with a layer of wet sawdust. 'This
will prevent dust
Never shake the furnace fire unless
tent by means of waving flags and of
flashing lights. And when a ship's
party is ashore some such means
must be depended upon uuless a port
able wireless set is carried. No won
der then that seamen armed with
glasses are ever scanning the hori
zon from a battleship bridge. A man
with a glass reads the signals and
another Jackie jots down the com
munication in a record book.
it needs it; twice each day should bo.
sufficient in most severe weather.
An old engineer once said that
much heat was lost in a furnace from
covering the red hot coals with new
coal. He said "allow the fire to burn
until the coals begin tb have a gray
color then fill the furnace."
Many hands at work on the fur
nace prove most disastrous. If the
boys of the family run the furnace
haye, ach do certain parts of the
work; one fill and shake the furnace
and the other clean ashes and keep
water pan filled.
Man is made of dust, but most girls
think, he's made of gold dust,
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