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ffiilEa .mkm mmm:jm:i LUE O Hr-rjsU. . Ml S -s & i&& mmm liTkimymSi&iSfsi l i A3S&w: V JL HJL . 2ZT7YV5-VP 25St7a&fT3r ACK at play Is qulto nB- characteristic a fellow a3 when back of a 12-lncn gun Bonding a llttlo pleasantry to a hostile foo. Not that ho "takes his pleasure seriously; quite tho contrary, hut he does put tho samo vim Into it whothor. In tho memorable words of Fighting Hob Evans, "it's a frolic or a fight." 'Whatever ho doeB," tho fleet athletic officer, Lieut. S C. Hooper, remarks in summing up tho situation, "he does right." It is this deto'rmi'nation to bo satisfied with nothing Bhort of tho best that mako3 tho Amer ican sailor such a power to be reckoned with, whether afloat or ashore, at work or- at play. In athletics alono the American sailor Is an expert, though many are not uwnro of the fact, and a football team mado up of jackles is quite tho oqual In physique and prowess of tho average col lego outfit. No nation In tho World has devel oped athletics in tho navy to tho extent wo havo done, and so important does Uncle Sam consider the development of sports among tho enlisted men that now every ship has its specially ap pointed athletic offlcer to direct recreatlvo amusement; to encourage it there is no need. In content with sailors of other nations in foreign p o r t b, Whether on tho China station, in tho Philippines or e I b e w h o r o, tho American sailor otnorgoa trium phant Dut Jack lias to havo the equipment to begin with. II o must havo jthe splke nall shoos for baseball and the up-to-dato outfit that g o o a with each sport, but given thnt ho Is then ready to be atow his whole at tention on getting thero, and that he succeeds beautiful ly every athlotk ofllcer aboard ship will convico you. With great prldo they will tell you how the men un der their command compare profes sionally with col lege athletes not only in football but In wrestling, rowing, boxing or any other sport. So to furthor this specialty thero is in tho navy a regularly organized fleet athletic commlt teo composed of five officers. Lieut. S. C. Hooper of tho flagship Connecticut 'is at tho head of it. This committeo exercises a general oversight over all sports and arranges dates for regattas and sporting events. Outside tho daily participa tion in sports, there aro four distinct seasons when Jack Is put on his mottlo so far as athlotics go. They aro when the games are pulled off at Guantanumo, Nowport, Bar Harbor and Doston, when tho fleet Is together. At such times interest ashore is quite as great as aboard ship. If rooters for college games think themselves tho acme of infectious enthusiasm it is because they haven't seen a navy contest. It takes a bunch of Jackles, efforvesclng with tho excite ment of an intorship contest, to give the former cards and spades In emotional pyrotechnics, for tho games aro always vigorously contested, tho various ship's crows being represented on tho sldo lines, howling encouragement in their own peculiar fashion. AsNa rule competition in the events is olimina tivo, the ships first contesting by divisions In championships playing each other for fleet cham pionship. For the last two years tho Connecticut team has won tho football trophy a woodon football, gilded. It 1b when tho fleet 1b In southern waters for aerial target practice that baseball Is particularly enjoyed. "Then," says Lieutenant Iloopor, "baseball par ties aro landed each day and tho games aro as hotly contested .as thoso of tho major leagues. Tho men aro as rabid 'fans' as thoso ashoro and keep as sharp tabs on tho official scores as any landsman. Each evening about 8 o'clock the scores of tho various games i,n tho National and American leagues aro sent from tho flagship by 'radio.' "When It comes to tho boat races," says the chief athletic officer, "tho sailor is naturally In hlu clement and the races aro highly spectacular. Tho course is usually between tho lino of ships and as tho boats skim over tho waters all tho men 'man the rails' and cheer their favorite team to tho echo." For UiIb competition tho regular twelve-oared service cutter of tho navy Is used, that Is, unless, as somotimes happens, the men of a ppeclal ship get together and buy ono of their own. Such a craft Is generally termed a "tallor-mado" boat because of its superior stylo and finish. Tho Battenbcrg cup, presented by Prince Louis for tho crow races, is most desired and all efforts aro bent at winning It. A largo number of other cups havo at various times beon put up for com petition, among them ono by August Belmont. Money prizes aro somctlmos offered, too, nnd a ship will sometimes win as much ns $5,000 in purses. Ono year tho Indiana won that sum, and tho Maine $2,800 In a special event, a three-mile raco, which was pulled off in 2C minutes. On the samo occasion the marines on tho Indiana won a purso of $3,000 besides the Dutch challongo cup. In Guantanamo also occurs the final bouts to determine the fleet championships in boxing. For this tho men train as Industriously as though they woro really tho "whlto hopes" of tho pro febslcnftl class, and in spite of tho fact that their 1 L. 1 tVWril 3 Irv 1 rTVii 11. &L vjftym 1 1 ; ww YJUvJ Visa -1 -vX1 " &&V n if KVJjVWjjC 2 S I kYil i r-r-x wt. - r i 5?"smAJ $ , Ntstssss 1K'VSJ Gfir-T&JF- &&&U? &4&P !VS?$' HWWVXiWV:,T:ni-. ' IH& -m L5&fjd3.TSiKfic i5M25 OWLS 1 H(yBy v mMiKMMBMSg, IIhVv (&) svJ $z&22&ysj?yj?g ffl5omv& &. 2t? QTJX&r 04SJ2? IF jWMVfc training facilities aro limited tho navy has turned out somo of tho best men in tho boxing world today. For example, thero aro Sailor Burke and Tom Sharkey, both graduates of tho navy prizo-flght-ers, and Sammy Itobldeau, lightweight champion of tho navy, who Is considered ono of tho best lightweights In tho country either in or out of tho navy. "Tho constant change in tho personnel of tho men," says Paymaster Bowno, "not only means constant work on tho part of tho olllcerfl to mold them Into shape, but It also means that Uncle Sam Is Just so much richer by every man who leaves tho nnvy after serving hifl apprenticeship. Ho has Just so many moro to call on In caso of necessity, for a man never forgets tho A B C of tho war gamo onco ho learns It. So for this reason, as well as becauso it contributes to the health and ploasuro of tho men, nothing they can get In the way of training Is thrown away on them. "And, too, tho sailor's life Is a pleasant one. Thero Is lots of hard work, to bo sure, but there is plenty to eat, a clean plnco to sloop and a good sharo of recreation. In the matter of athletics, as well as in other ways, tho government does moro for Its sailors than any othor country. Where will you And It a matter for active educa tion and concern It Is with us? Certainly not in the British navy. "Tho superiority of tho American sailors In athletics has been demonstrated ofton. Our men are satisfied with nothing but tho best. Thoy want to bo expert in whatever they underako; therefore they trntn systematically nnd aro fur nished with every facility In tho way of equip ment thoy neod. This Is provided for from'tho canteen profits. It Is arranged that tho profits of tho ship's stores can be disposed of for tills pur pose so tho men lack nothing in the way of paraphernalia that will conduco to their buccobb In athletics." "As an Illustration of the aptness of tho Amer ican sailor In athletics an allicor tells this oxpo rlenco of IiIb when on tho China stntlon. Tho ship was stationed at Hongkong and ono day a group of American sailors triod to Induco some British sailors to Join them in a football game. Tho latter proforrod soccer. Finally, howovor, tho Britishers agreed; thoy would play football if our men would learn soccor. This was accord- JPL j- 'i ir J j 'E J RECTOR SAYS $1,000 IS NOT ENOUGH Clergymen In all parts of the country aro busily engaged In discus sing tho action of Ilov. Gllbort A., Shaw, who resigned from tho rector ship of Graco Episcopal church of nivorsldo, L. I., hocauso "a minister at tho present tlmo cannot Ilvo and, maintain his honor on a Balary of $1,000 a year." Itov. Mr. Shaw, there fore la Going to acopt a call to church at Haaloton, Pa., whoro ho will re ceive n larger salary. "Itov. Mr. Shaw mado a very rash assqrtlon whoh ho snld that a mlnlB tor of today could not Hvo honornbly on $1,000 a year," Bald Itov. Arthur II. Judge, rector of St. Matthew'a Episcopal church of Now York city, "though, of courso, whether or not a minister could Hvo 'honorably' upon that salary doponds entlroly upon cir cumstances. Tho cost of living for a mlnlBtor, aB for anyone else, doponds upon whothor ho Is married or single. and whether or not ho lives In a groat city or within tho zono of high prices thnt always surround n big city. If Hlverhcad, L. 1 la far enough away from Now York not to bo affected by metropolitan prices and if Uov. Mr. Shaw has his rectory furnlBhod rent freo (llko most Episcopal ministers) thon ho ought to llvo very decently upon hla salary, whothor ho is married or not. "Thero is a common Impression thnt clergymen aro underpaid as n wholo, but 1 think that all in all thoy aro paid as well ns tho members of most of tho professions or vocations." till Jfltofw i CHARLES S. WHITMAN WARMLY PRAISED jzaxzwc? jz&st&r ay cK&pjkZrbep lngly dono and tho Amorlcan sai lors beat tho Britishers at their own gamo. Ono of tho newest amusements provided for tho sailors Is tho moving picture show, nnd this thoy enjoy hugoly. Tho films aro rented for tho moBt part, though tho navy recently bought a sot which Mr. Edison took depleting tho Hfo of tho sailor. This Is very popular. How ofton exhibitions aro given depends on tho weather, and whero tho ship happens to bo. If in port whero tho men can get ashoro, thero is llttlo neod of npo clal recreation. But if on a. cruise or tho weather is bad, then tho "movies" aro given two or thrco exhibitions a week. Apropos of this fenturo Capt. II. B. "Wilson of tho North Dakota Is considering a plan to Introduce tho Klnomacolor pictures soon. Another Innovation which Cap tain Wilson is also responsible for, according to Paymnstor Bowno. Is tivo setting aside of ono or tho gun .rminnrtlllOIttS On tllO Ship nS a reading and writing room for tho sailors Though small, it 1b a great boon to thorn, for now thoy can wrlto comfortably at a desk in stead of on their ditty boxes. More over, thero aro provided between thirty and forty magazlncn with two or three copies each of tho dally papors, so tho sailors, when at lolsuro, can pass tho time read ing if thoy so elect. "The sailors llko dancing," adds Paymaster Bowne," nnd though they may not always tako advan tage of the band concerts given ovcry noon and night, If a popular air llko ureal, uig. uuuuuiui u or something that especially appeals strikes up tho impulse will move them to take a turn around tho deck. ,...,. .,.,, Pprsonally Jack una a iove 01 wmi. w...u....t, amouS to a Passion with him and at the big athletic events a considerable sum of money Is apt to change hands. But Jack doesn't conflne himself to big events, for nH ono sailor BayB, he bets at tho drop of a hat. Ho carries his propensity for wagering to tho pofisllilo destination of tho ship, whothor ho will have salt or frosh water in which to wash his hammock, and a thousand and ono things be side You boo ono or Jack's duties Is to glvo hla hammock a thorough scrubbing onco a fortnight, and sometimes when the vnporizors that turn snlt water Into fresh fall to work he has to uso salt water for tho purpose. Kvory inlnuto of Jack's day hns a correspond ing occupation for him, and from reveille, when tho bugle's "I enn't get 'om up" ponotrates to overv pnrt of tho big "jattloshlp. until taps Is sounded tho sailor's life Is a buBy ono. First of nil Jack nrisos at D:30. His first duty is to turn to and wash down docks and slick up things gen erally Mess gear comos nt 7:15, which Interpret ed moans letting down tho tables for breakfast. Then comes "pipe down" for mess. This Is a long drnwn noto on tho boVn's whistle. Mess lasts half an hour usually and then fol lows tho call for colors, quarters, prayer and drill, and boforo he knows It Jack's morning Is gono nnd It Is a quarter' to twelve, when dinner time has arrived. "Stand by, scrub and wnsh clothes," Is tho next order from tho ho's'n, and this comos at ton minutes past ono. This arduous duty over, thero Is drill until 4:30, when tho bo's'n- calls "Pipo down clothes If dry," for meanwhllo .Inch's clothes nro swinging on tho lino. Now the "smoking lamp" Is lit and for a while Jack la lost In contemplation of tho dellclouR weed. ' Lighting tho smoking lamp" Is ono of the pic turcsquo customs thnt havo como down Trom tho old navy and at this tlmo tho mon nro prlvllogod to enjoy their plpeB and cigars. In earlier years tli smoking lamp, an ordinary copper affair, wns brought up from bolow decks at stated Intervals during tho day, and It was tho signal to "smoko up," but while in moro recent years tho actual operation has been abandoned tho term remains, Warmest pralso from tho bonch, bar nnd forum havo recently beon showered upon ChnrlcB S. Whitman, district attorney of Now York city, as a trlbuto to his victory over tho alliance of police powor nnd gambling in tho conviction of Charles Becker. "Tho most notablo victory of law and. order In our generation In Now York," woro tho words of a telegram to Mr. Whitman from a famous Amer ican author, and thoy woro tho key noto of the great heap of tolegrams of congratulation which kopt his desk covered for several days. Thoy woro echoed In tho words of tho thousand others physlclnns, clorgymon, morchants, bankers and professional mon, some who know him only by sight, who ruBhod up to grip his hnnd and toll him how thoy valued what ho had dono to stamp .graft into tho earth and ring tho doom of lawlossnosB nnd band vio lence Somo of thorn told him that thoy had prayed for him nnd righteousness In his glorious undertakings. Tholr pious thnnkBglvlng was ono oxtromo of tho result of Beckor'a conviction which spread through tho wholo city, touching ovory walk of life. In tho haunts of crlmo tho effect was most notablo. In tho prlsonB tho criminals woro Btruck with terror. Tho chcora thoy .had prepared to grcot Becker's acquittal turned to tho frlghtojiod chnttcr of tho thugs In tho Tombs, somo of them awaiting n similar fato for playing tho part of tools in tho murder plot which Backer conceived nnd directed. Tho thugs knew best of nil porhnps how great woro tho difficulties that Mr. Whitman faced and overcame almost single-handed In his battle to re deem Now York from tho stigma cast upon her throughout tho world by tho marvelous story of tho murder of Rosenthal." NAZIM PASHA, TURKEY'S GENERALISSIMO At tho outbreak of tho Turko Ballcan war thoro was sohio uncer tainty ns to tho proclso commands of tho various Turkish generals. Tho chief command of tho Ottoman forces In Europo wna asBumod by Nazi in Pasha, tho mlnlstor of war. Ho re ceived his early training at St. Cyr, tho famous French military school. Ho 1b now sixty-four yoars old, but full of vigor and considered an able soldlor. All Itlza Pnsha, according to tho best sources of information, was mado commander of tho Turkish wostorn army. Ho waB trained In tho Gorman school. Mahmud Shovkct Pasha was put In command of tho Turkish forces operating against Sorvia. Nazlm Pasha was spokon of as "tho Turkish Kitchener." Ho wna ono of tho most brilliant pupils at St. Cyr. From tlmo to tlmo ho hns vis ited Franco, nnd on moro than one occasion was an Interested spectator of tho grand autumn maneuvers. Ho has often oxpressed his gratltudo for the teaching ho recolvod at tho great French school, and, Indeed, attributes to It tho high rank to which ho was advanced. , vmaJ'X j ' j"- t iJtjSSSj MEHMED V. IS A MOST KINDLY MONARCH With his omplro apparently totter ing about his ears und his ontourngo preparing to floo across tho Bosporus to escapo tho vengeance of Bulgarian sworis, It Is IntoreBtlng to noto tho personality of Sultan Mohmod V, who will llkoly go down into history as tho last Turkish monnrch to rolgn in Europo. Probably no mwo kindly monnrch exists anywhora in Europe, nono who thinks moro of his nubjocta' welfare and loss of hlmsolf. Tho sultan Is re membered by thoso who havo mot him by Jils benign smllo, with which ho favors all, from tho highest to tho lowest. Ho has a melancholy, modi tntlvo face, but thoso who attend him hoar no harsh words, bhrlnk from no sullen commands, bb did thoso who attended his predecessors. Tho aultan rises soon after dawn, nnd when hla attendants bring him tho habitual cup of dollclous Arabian mocha ho smlleB to them and whlB- pore: "Allah bo pralHod for his gifts." His bearing !b at all tlmoB affable. Thoro Is something of tho naturo of Oriental fatalistic klBmot In hla tmllo, since it seems to botray a profound oonso of ncquloscenco In tho dlylno courso of things. Perhaps today, In tho most serlouB of all crlBcs which have ever come upon the Ottoman omplro, ho still smiles, and smiling murmuxo: "Allah's will bo dono."