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0 widen its sphere of beneficial
tivity Is the aim of every well-Ianag
branch of our national government, b
It is doubtful If any of these have be
A m1ore successful in the effort than t
United States revenue cutter servie
This organization under the treasu
department, was long ago nicknamn
- ! "Uncle Sal's police of the sea," and il
designation has stuck because it Is ma
ifestly so appropriate. The title wi
'obviously litting in the old days when the clii
duties of the ofilcers and men of the revenue cutt<
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iservice were to apprehend smuliggli rs andI pirates,
buit. it. is not the less suItable in illis age when in
:addition to the quest for such ene nies of the la1w
the revenue cutter organizatio (1 Is obligated to
lend aid to every form of life savIng at sea-for
fit. is recognized that. the ideal policemanl Is
charged not only wvith thle duty of protecting life
-and property, but also with responsibility for aid
-.ing humanity in distress unxder any circumstances.
The UnIted States revenue cutter service has
had a most interesting history. After the freedom
of the American colonies had been won through
&he Rlevolutionary war, the countr'y returned to a
-peace basis ando the continental navy was dIls
banded. From that time forward there was no
sea force available for the protection of the coasts
-and the maritime interests of the new repulico
until there came as a response to a long-felt wvant
the organization of tihe revenue cutter' service.
Thiis was one of the acts of our first congress.
Presidlent George \fashiingtoni signeod tile act ini
August, 1 790, and within little more than a year
ten vessels were ready for duty. Thereafter for
a period of nearly seven years the little fleet
f'ormued the only3 armedl force afloat flying t ho
stars and strip~es, and the ship- weret constantly
*1nigaged in patroling the coastline of tile country
an~d enlforcinig its mlaritime la% a. The first op
poinments of officers in the reveaue cutter serv
te weore mlade from among those who had served
in the continental navy, and since that time many
1m1e1 who prep~ared themselves for 0our naval serv
tee have amended their lire plants 1o the extent
of taking commissions in the maritime p)olice
Thle work of the revenue cutter service, as de
lined by th. various laws which hlave been en
actedl on the subject, consists in tile onforcoment
of almost every statute biearinig upon1 the maritime
interests of the nation. At tihe head of the cate
gory comles, of course, the protectlonl of the cus
1.0ms1 revenue andl if smnugglinig in any formi is
suspected the revenue cutter officers have the
right of search of all merchant veossels arriving
'within or near the United States or boundl for an
American port. The suppression of piracy is not
a heavy responsibility any more, but tile search
\ for wreckedi and nilssig vessels is a responsi
bility which has expandedl as the other lhas con
tracted. The enforcement of tihe nleutr'ality laws
Is always somethling of a chore, thlankos to tile
S3outh and Central American revolutionls thlat are
hatched In the U~nltedl States. Another important
task Is found in the enforcement of law and the
protection of property in Alaska, inclulding tile
protection of tile seal and other fisheries in Alas
kan water-a form of oceanic patroling which has
been productive of many excitin~g ep)isodes in re
Tile suppression of mutiny is another duty delo
.gated to Uncle Sam's police of the sea, but mu
tineers alike to pirates have become rather scarce
In the neighitohood of Uncle Sam's domains iln
late 'yeah. : O Nbe other ;hand there hlas been a
tremendous increase in the vohlme of work reO
quired In connection with the destruction of do
* relicts tund ether menaces to navigatiosi and in
the rendering of assistance to Vessels in distress.
PToo 0 ar WALDON M~WCEMr
Th eeu utr srice
an isecio f if-avngs atin
and the drilin -o th lie-a i
crew, b t i ad itio ithasviruall deeloed
cutter mih be deintdasafotn le-av
ing tatin. he plic ofte e h v t ffr
protctio fo thespoge fsheies n te Guf o
Mexcoante _trit ofFoia te' lya
imoran par inefrigqaatn eua
tin we Uce a i putngu tebas
agaist sme pagueinfstedcounry aro,an
they gard th safet ofte ulc talra
yact rce anArgatas
Personswho bea in in th %rnipleet
of th *paih-m ria w rwi'real ht h
'renue~ cutr ihteroicr n e
plye an impotan pati. h efneoh
coutrydurng ha cofl~t. utthi wa noin
novaion. In te prcedig was in whic thi
natonengge th rvene uttr ervceal
way ha ahnd ad ided ther is a s.taningc.
estvicoris'o he evene cutter se vie isv
not(beenewon inwimesit pech Tke for~~t ex-o
ample thegrea yll) o ofr epidemici tt in h
Es ang th e ihn orude ryesa n
crWsman Til Hdio i Hoshod Wrtkay eoe Ma
lifevn osd-tie hosonue aso disapprevd
tr igt etnaent dcubn a a foing lonera
inecestaio. Ih olia waxe scoo wihet simplu
effection fru, just sog frcihelias in ther partso
eofn the e Saaitr n Success. Theia nx
imteprwas lto eminaeorcin quarntfinghtfulau
beaons vhoekncepSing--washingu the andras.
Nogis orn ktleaueintd countrya arowd, and
thecom guard thesfoetyo hein washed wth a great
yiationawces and itlebrs.ahahntu
caeons cotact n winh the hanl of te ves
ofithewash-riath immediate eansln than-h
imzdlrb revenswihtig partices anfod from
drlyeI and icirtng lto the es of the esl
reuce- lubrin thatco kite. Ths ws conn
novaetin Intlss theefedin ws in which thpins
nat'"ione-upgag." The vnepoyment servicerals
woye had athands vaileed teeansf sandwork
arnkent whebouh in thantite vare
acqesti,e atr allsobet, wiyhandled thd mra
e qicrisosted reeuof te.svcehv
noter won iur tihmes ofpac Toae, for garxg
iamethe gropeat yelownfeverbepirom that sink te
ansiciatin the rdoigerwy wt
mixtre o nonesscrplascant.onlesntt
ofthe hosesays wightmer ind tuchs. The nae
No dish orvetlehed ins ookinr's idalowdnimu
-- m tc
summer of 1905 ravaged the gulf coast of our coun. F
ry. Revenue cutters and a fleet of chartered vessels o
ommanded by revenue cutter officers patrolled the
-ators of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and
'lorida and for the first time in the history of such
pidemics there was not a single instance of the
pread of the disease through communication by sea.
'ho ships were constantly within the infected dis
ricts, and although one of them had to fight the
aver among its own crew never once did the vigi
ince against the scourge relax.
As has been said, one of the most important duties
if the service is the relief of vessels in distress, and
itliin late years this has developed a regular "win
er patrol" of far-reaching scope and immense value.
The president designates
certain cutters each year
during the stormy winter
months from November to
Aprilto patrol our far-flung
coast line in search of ves
sels in distress and to re
spond for any calls for as
sistance that may be re
ceived via wireless. In the
performance of this duty
thousands of persons have
been rescued from the per
ils of the sea and property t
to an aggregate value of
many millions of dollars
has been saved. The a
"beats" covered by the po- C
lice of the sea on this win
ter "watch" are not con- c
fined to the Atlantic, Pacific
and Gulf of Mexico, but in- r
clude also the great lakes T
and the Bering sea and j
Arctic ocean. A kindred
work of almost equal im
portance Is the destruction
.. of derelicts which menace
all ships on the ocean path
.ways. Evefy revenue cut
ter carries high explosives
and the paraphernalia for
blowing up or otherwise de
stroying a derelict as soon
as discovered, but in addi
tion the ser'vice has a ship specially constructed
as a "dor-clict dlestroyer"-the only vessel of the
kind in the world.
Commissioned omfcers of the United States reve
nue cutter ser-vice have rank with the officers of
the army andi navy and receive the same benefits
of retirement as are accorded these officers. The
officers ar-e trainedl for thg servIce at the revenue
cutter cadet school, located at New London, Conn.
Young men enter at any age between eighteen and
twenty-four, and in addition to exactions in book
lear-ning must undergo a military and nautical
training that tn some respects is even more ardu
ous than that given at Uncle Sam's big academies
at Annapolis and WVest Point. Of course the
classes at the cadet school are comparatively small
-sometimes there are not more than two dozen
embryo offcers enrolled at the institution, but this
is to be expected, for the ,revenue cutter service
does not need the great numbers of officers re
qluired for our rapidly growing navy. Indeed, there
arc less than three hundred commissioned offcers
on the revenue cutter roster, where as the warrant
offcers and enlisted men will probably not total
more than fifteen hundred, although Uncle Sam is
constantly adding to his fleet of revenue cutters,
andl this expansion is reflected in the active list.
The navigating responsibilities of the officers of
the nation's sea poli1ce boats probably exceed those
of any other men in the naval or maritime service.
Unlike many of the men who go dlown to the sea
in ships, they do not confine themselves to a given
ocean path. On the contrary, the young revenue
cutteri offcer may be called upon at short notice
to navigate his own ship in any waters from south
ern Florida to northern Alaska, and he must enter
many hays and arms of the sea where no naval
or' merchant vessel would ever- he required to go.
For these versatile demands the revenue cutter
oficers are especially trained during their cadet
course. Each year during the three-year course
the cadets spend several months on a cruising
"pr1actice ship," which jogs back and forth across
the Atlantic, partly under' steam and partly by
sail power, The boys attend to all the operations
connected with the navigation of the vessel
gaining that grounding of practical experience that
will be so valuable in later years-and incidently
they continue that small arms and ordnance prac
tice which is a feature of their schooling on shore.
The motto of the United States revenue cutter serv
ice is "Semper Paratus," which may be translated
as "Always Ready," and certainly the Yankee police
force of the high schools has eloquently proven in
recent years that the words of this slogan convoy
no idle boast.
waste, but we are striving to approach it, for
therein lies another real sourc~e of economy.
A great deal of dirt and the labor of removing
it was prevented by having all vegetables washed
before they were brought into the house. To this
(nd I detvised a little drop table near the pump
on ,the back porch, only a step from the gar'den.
We live in the country and grow some of our
own vegetables, but the prinicipie 01f leaving all
possible dirt outsidie is one that could be applied
almost everywhere. All market dleliveries were
left In a basket just outside the door, obviating
the onnning in ndr out of divuey 'bos
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'About three years ago I suffered with
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I kidney trouble. I was doctored by sev.
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iking the contentks of the first bottle I felt
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fter using the contents of three more dol
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I cannot recommend Dr. Kilmer's
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LiS July 12th, 1909.
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