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TTTK INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL, SUNDAY, DECKMBER 1, 1901.
SAY THE STRIKE IS OVER RAILWAY OFFICIALS AT PITT. Ill H( CLAIM A VICTORY. Allrchrnr Valley the Only Road That 2a Kmbnrrfl-FnIeral!on of Labor to 3Ieet ThU AVeek. PITTSBURG, Nov. 30. Railroad officials of all the roafls affected by the strike, excrpt the Allegheny Valley, rerort to night that the strike Is over. The Valley officials Fy the worst 13 over and by Mon day or Tuesday their road will be in nor mal condition. While the strike Is practical' disposed of, the companies find themselves confronted with the worst condition of freight hand ling In the history of the city. M1113 along the Monongahfla river are working night and day at an unusually high pressure and connecting roads find it impossible to sup ply cars to the big plants fast enough to get the manufactured products away. It Is Faid that in the yards of the Homestead mill 26,O0 tons of plates are stored, with little room left. If relief does not come eoon it is feared the works will have to hut down. The ten-Inch mill ?uspended to day and the twenty-eight-inch mill is likely to follow soon. The Carrie furnaces at Braddock will have to go out for a time, it Is feared, and the Kdgar Thomson steel works are almost as badly handicapped. Manufacturers and merchants throughout this entire district are being made to suffer eeverely by the lack of means for trans portation. Among the striking switchman on the Allegheny Valley Railroad there was a rumor current to-day to the efTect that the company was willing to compromise on an additional cent pr hour and that negotia tions would likely be begun with this ob ject In view. The rumor, however, could not be veritied. FEDERATION' OF LA 110 II. Proceeding of the Coming Conven tion Pronilne to lie Lively. SCRANTON. Fa., Nov. 30. Delegates to the twenty-first annual convention of the American Federation of Labor, which opens here next Thursday, began to arrive to day. President Gompers and the executive board will arrive on Monday. There will be three hundred delegates and as many more visitors In attendance, including all the noted labor leaders. The Chinese ex clusion act. the dispute between the mine workers, and the stationary firemen and engineers over the matter of jurisdiction over mine firemen and engineers, and the controversy between President Schaffer, of the Kteel workers on the one hand, and President Gompers, of the Federation, and President Mitchell, of the Mine Workers, over the big steel strike on the other, will be the principal subjects of discussion. Mine Workers' Lender Arretted. MADISON'VILLE. Ky., Nov. SO.-Chris- topher Columbus Rarnaby, vice president of the Twenty-third district. United Mine Workers of America, was arrested here this morning on a warrant charging him with confederating and banding together with others for the unlawful intimidation of nonunion miners. Barnaby's bond was fixed at JjOO, which he gave. There are no new developments about the union camp at Nortonville. All has been quiet there since the re-establlshment. No complaints have been made by the neigh bors and passing public. William Blakeley, national organizer, was arrested to-night charged with Intimi dation. 'o Lolterlnir or Picketing:. ZANESVILLE, O., Nov. 30. In the Com mon Pleas Court here to-day Judge A. A. Frazler granted a temporary Injunction to the Brown Manufacturing Company re straining about one hundred strikers who are named, "and others who are unknown to plaintiff," from loitering about the fac tory, from picketing or patrolling: from gathering at the approaches to the factory and from "In any manner interfering with the employes of the company." The strike was caused by a refusal to recognize the unions and has been pending several weeks. About three hundred employes are at work now. Strong Labor Combination. CHICAGO. Nov. 30. The International Photo-engravers' Union of North America, now In session In this city, announced to day the formation of an offensive and de fensive alliance with the Electrotypers Union. The affiliation with the electrotypers is considered the most important step taken by the union in years and will affect work ers. It Is said, in every city in the country. The work of the body probably will be com pleted by Monday. . Street-Railway 3Ien May .Strike. DETROIT. Nov. 30. Rezln Orr, of this city, national treasurer of the Amalga mated Association of Street-railway Em ployes, who returned to-day from the East, says a strike of street-railway employes in Philadelphia Is Imminent. The men want 20 cents per hour and a ten-hour day. CHEERS FOR THE "0ULD DART." Great Enthusiasm nt the Irish Envoys' Sleeting in PlttühtirB. riTTSBURG. Nov. CO.-Cheers for United Ireland and cheers for the United Irish League rang through Old City Hall to night at the meeting In the interest of self government for the Emerald Isle, held under the auspices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The hall was tilled with a crowd of 2,500 enthusiastic Irish-Americans, 'who listened intently to the Irish members of the English Parliament who pleaded Ire land's cause. The story of an awakened race was told in varying phrases by the leaders of the united Irish people, John E. Redmond and his colleagues, Patrick A. Mcllugh and Thomas O'Donnell. When the speechmaklng had ended reso lutions were passed congratulating the Irish envoys and Irish Parliamentary party on their success in having paused several measures pledging the United Irish League moral and material support; indorsing the movement for the restoration of the Gael ic tongue: renewing pledges of support and sympathy for the Boers and calling on the United States to intervene in the South African war In the name of civilization and humanity. J. N. HILL SUCCEEDS CL0UGH. Become! First Vice President of the (rent .Northern Railway. ST. PAUL. Minn., Nov. C The Dispatch to-day publishes an item confirming the report that W. I. Clough has resigned as first vice president of the Great Northern Railway and that J. N. Hill will succeed him. Colonel Clough will live In New York and will manage the affairs of the North ern Pacific Securities Company as the rep resentative of J. J. Hill. J. N. Hill refused to discuss the report, but It was con firmed from other sources. Many Hour Time Saved. NEW YORK, Nov. 30. The Lake Shore limited train bringing the Australian trans continental mail arrived here on time to day and the mail was transferred to the eter.rofchlp Campania. This is the third time that malls from Australia destined for Eng land have been transported by means of the new Pacific mall service, and as on the previous occasions, connection was made with th transatlantic steamers In time to savo many hours as compared with the Buez canal route. There wt-re 4S2 pouches In to-day's consignment. II. A O. Seetirltle Purchased. NEW YORK. Nov. 30. Kuhn. Loeb & Co. and Speyer & Co. have jointly purchased from the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Com pany J-'O.CMJ.mo 4 n r cent Baltimore & Ohiu PUUburg. Lake Erie &. West Virginia system rrfund.-njr bonds, part of a total Is sue of J73.CioO.iioO maturing in and they have also agreed to take several million dollars of a new Issue of common stock which has been offered to the shareholders for subscription. FENIAN LEADER DEAD. Thomas Clarke Lnhy, "Who Served Five Yearn In a British Prison. NEW YORK. Nov. 30. Thomas Clarke Luby I? dead of paralysis at the home of his son James in Jersey City. Mr. Luby, who was born in Dublin in 1S22 and was a Trinity College man, became a leader In the Fenian movement. In 1SC1 he was ap pointed by James Stephens a member of the executive council of the brotherhood and the same year became managing editor of the Irish People in Dublin. The paper was seized by the government and Mr. Luby served five years of a twenty-year term. He was pardoned in 1S73 on condition that he remain out of the country for the succeeding fifteen years. After thl3 he made his home In this country and lectured from Maine to California for the Irish cause. He retired in ISSO. JndRp Charles Alexander Hamilton. DAYTON A, Fla.. Nov. 30. Judge Charles Alexander Hamilton, of Milwaukee. Wis., died at his winter home in this city yes terday afternoon. Judge Hamilton was born In 1S2'1, in New York, in a house belonging to the Hamilton family. He was educated partly in Eng land and Germany. When he was twenty years of age he went to Milwaukee, where he was admitted to the bar when about twenty-one years of age. He practiced law until 1S51. when he entered the army and was mustered out as a colonel. He was severely wounded and carried the bul let to his death. After the war he was elected Superior Court judge. He was a grandson of Alexander Hamilton. M. K. Scott, Who Fought with Lopes. PADUCAH, Ky., Nov. 30. M. K. Scott, aged sixty-nine, a prominent hardware mer chant, died here to-day from liver com plaint, after a long Illness. He was born in Ohio, but came here In 185. In 1S52 he Joined the Cuban army at New Orlenas under General Lopez and later was made a prisoner by the Spanish and sentenced to ten years In the quicksilver mines In Af rica, but upon re-ching Spain was pardoned and turned ovei to the American consul. Other Deaths. BUFFALO. N. Y., Nov. 30. Gen. Albert W. Bishop was found dead to-day at the home of George J. Dixon, where he board ed. He was born in Alden, Krle county, in 1S32. General Bishop served In the civil war. In 1SC4 he became adjutant general of Arkansas at the proclamation of Presi dent Lincoln. In 1S7 he was the Repub lican candidate for Governor of Arkansas. He returned to Buffalo in 1879. READING, Ta., Nov. 23. Dr. Herman Straecker, a sculptor and entomologist of world-wide fame, died here to-day, aged sixty-five, years. He was fifty years in gathering his superb collection of butter llies, which contains 200,000 specimens, the largest collection in America, and upon which he expended $23.0uU. O LATHE, Kan., Nov. 30. William B. Nichols, seventy-five years of age, who came here recently from Houston, Tex., where he was interested In oil lands, was found dead in bed to-day. He had heart disease. BORDENTOWN. N. J., Nov. 30. James W. Allen, who was postmaster here under President Harrison and who was at one time postmaster of the United States Sen ate, died hero to-day aged seventy-six years. MONITOR LAUNCHED. The Florida Christened by Miss Mxon as It Slid Into the Water. NEW YORK, Nov. 30. The new monitor Florida was successfully launched to-day at the shipyard of Lewis Nixon, Elizabeth port, N. J. The christening was by Miss Nixon, who is a native of Florida, The only officials present were the government inspectors and the members of the Mex ican commission now here inspecting gun boats that are being built for the Mexican government. After the launch luncheon was served. The vessel is of 3,000 tons, and is 252 feet long. AU her armor, boilers and machinery, with the exception of her en gines, are in place. Proposed Court of Claims. MEXICO CITY, Nov. 30. The compromise measure tor the court of claims was pre sented to-day to the court of claims commit tee of the Pan-American conference at the suggestion of the Hon. John Barrett, of the United States delegation. The project provides, like its predecessors, for the ap pointment by each of the contracting states of three jurists of recognized authority in matters of international law to serve as members of the court, and from among their number, when a claim arises, each contending party shall appoint one and the two parties together shall by common accord appoint a third, who is to preside over the court, which will adjudicate the claim. The members of the court must not be citizens of the contending states. Stockyards Hank Deficit. ST. LOUIS. Nov. 30. C. G. Knox, presi dent of the Stockyards Bank at East St. Louis, stated to-day that he was satisfied from the checking up of the bank's books, as far as the process had gone, that the discrepancy in the accounts of Theodore Luddleston, jr.. the assistant cashier, would come within $12,000. Mr. Knox said it would rest with the surety company on Duddleston's bond what proceedings against him should be be&un. Charred Remains of a Witness. OXFORD, Miss., Nov. 30. News was re ceived here this morning from Delay, Miss., of the finding of the charred remains of a man about a mile from the home of Will Mathls, the alleged murderer of the two deputy United States marshals. The re mains are supposed to be those of Alf Nearing. a negro witness against Mathls in the Federal Court. Mathls will be tried by a special session of the Circuit Court on Dec. 30. ChleiiKO Assessments Confirmed. SPRINGFIELD. 111.. Nov. 30. The end of the celebrated Chicago teachers' man damus case against the State Board of Equalization came in the Sangamon Cir cuit Court to-day when Judge Creighton. In the absence of Judge Thompson, but at the latter's request, entered an order approving the action of the State Board of Equalization In making assessments of twenty-two Chicago corporations named in the writ of mandamus. Kro Probably Lynched. COLUMBUS. Miss., Nov. CO. The negro murderer of Marshal Dismukes, of Artesia.. was caught to-day. hiding In the swamp on the bank of the Tombisbee river. He was held to await the arrival of all of the posse. Telephone and telegraph messages were sent to surrounding towns notifying friends and relatives of the deceased where to gather nnd it 13 thought here that the negro certainly has been lynched. Convicted of Poisoning? Her Children. ITHACA. Mich.. Nov. 9). Mrs. Elmer Quimby was to-day found guilty of mur dering her two children by administering poison, and sentenced to life imprison ment. The woman and her husband planned to rid themselves of the children and poi soned them both. The husband was last week convicted and sentenced to life Im prisonment. Return of Horsemen. NEW YORK. Nov. 30 The Atlantic transport liner Minneapolis, from London, arrived off Fire island this evening. She has on board E. Wishard and John Hug gins, trainer for W. C. Whitney, and J. Mackey, who has bought in Great Britain a large number of horses for J. P. Hag gins's California and Kentucky stud farms. Had n Fortune on Ills Person. ESTH ERVI LLE. In., Nov. 3ft. Henry Bouck. a wealthy bachelor farmer, com mitted suicide at Gruver. Ia., to-day b' hanging himself. Twelve thousand dof lars in bank drafts and In money w;re found on the body. It Is estimated that Louck was worth over r.'HOOu. No cause is known for th deed. Do Not Hesitate. Now Is the time to select your Xmas jewelry. While our stock is fresh and the selection 1.- good. Our guarantee is gut edge. J. P. MULLALLY, Diamonds and Jewelry. 2S Monument Place. BLOW TO THE LIBERALS RECAPTRVE OF COLOX IS DISAS TROUS TO THEIR CAISE. Gen. Alhan Regarded at Panama as a Hero nnd Possible Candidate for the Presidency. COLON, Nov. 30. The town is full of troops from Barranquilla. Over seven hun dred soldiers landed from the gunboat Gen eral Plnzon last night. These belonged in the interior of Colombia, and are fine, able bodied men and veteran troops, having taken part in many previous engagements. Among them are a few of the female rela tives of the soldiers. General Alban re turned to Panama yesterday afternoon. On Thursday, by cutting a passage through the woods, unknown to Colonel Barrera, who occupied a small hill at Buena Vista, a detachment of the govern ment forces attacked Barrera's troops in the rear. A cross fire In both front and rear resulted in disaster to tho attacked and the ultimate surrender of the town. The government lost, in the Buena Vista engagement, Captains Damian and Plnosa and several other officers. From Panama comes the news that the surrender of Colon to the government struck the Liberals like a thunderbolt, and that they are still unable to realize the fact that the city is again In the hands of the federal authorities. General Alban's Colon triumph, without the aid of troops from the gunboat General Plnzon, is regarded as an achievement that may possibly lead him to the highest honors in the service of the republic. He was welcomed at the railway station last night by a large crowd. He went from the station to the barracks un der escort of a torch-light procession, headed by a band. Along the line of march many "vivas" were heard, and there was much firing of squibs. The retaurants were open until 10 o'clock in the evening for the first time in many months. The recapture' of Colon is admitted to be almost a dath blow to the Liberal cause in this department. There is no doubt that guerilla warfare will be resumed In the mountains, but stronger forces and better organizations are considered essential requisites for the Liberals If they intend to resume the struggle seriously. Both Panama and Colon are quiet. Trains on the railroad still carry armed American guards and are running on time. The German man-of-war Stein arrived at Colon last night. The steamer Sunrise, belonging to the United States Fruit Company, was wrecked at Bocas del Terro in the rough weather Thursday night. The troops from the General Plnzon havvs been taken by train to various points along the line of the railroad, where many Lib erals still remain, for the protection of the road. The government censorship has been re sumed. A German Mnrderer Arrested. TRINIDAD, B. W. I., Nov. 30. Through the rearrest of the alleged murderer of a leading German trader at Caracas, whose trial and liberation were recently ordered and obtained by President Castro, one cause of the difficulties existing between the German and Venezuelan governments has disappeared. The prisoner, it is an nounced, will be compelled to undergo a new trial. CITY HALL BURNED. Denver Suffers Loss of Jinny Impor tant Records City Employe Hnrt. DENVER, Col., Nov. 30. A fire which started on the fourth floor of the Denver City Hall at 6:30 o'clock this evening, prac tically gutted the building, destroying much property and probably a large amount of valuable records. The origin of the fire is not absolutely known, but it 1.3 supposed to have been defective electric wiring. The building contained all the city offices except that of the police department and included the central fire station and the city Jail. It was of stone, six stories in height. It cost nearly half a million dol lars, but it was built in lkSö. and had much depreciated in value. It was insured for $$), (M). In view of the fact that a constitutional amendment consolidating the city of Den ver and the county of Arapahoe Is to be voted on at the next general election, it is believed the City Hall will not be rebuilt. Only one man is known to have been In jured. Charles Stoll, an employe of the city engineer's office, while trying to save some of the records of the office, was seriously hurt by the falling of the roof. Rochester Stores Scorched. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Dec. 1. A fire which started in the heart of the business section of the city about midnight damaged stock in Woolworth's store to the extent of $30,000 and the loss on the building was $20,0(0. The large department store of Burke, Fitz slmmons. Hone & Co. also was damaged, but' the loss is not known. Some extensive damage was done by smoke to F. L. Mc Farland's stock of clothing. The losses are covered by Insurance. Seven firemen were overcome and removed to the hospitals. Two of them, are in a serious condition. Concentrator Ilurned. HELENA, Mont., No 30. Fire to-day destroyed the Peck-Montana concentrator near this city, entailing a loss of $100,000. The Insurance is $70,000. The plant will be rebuilt. MISS STONE WELL TREATED. There Is Xo Immediate Prospect, How ever, of Her Release. NEW YORK, Nov. 30. In answer to a cabled message of inquiry sent by the Christian Herald to President Washburne, of Robert College, Constantinople, concern ing Miss Stone, the following reply was received to-day: "Stone negotiations sus pended. No immediate prospect of release. Satisfactory evidence she has been well treated." This is taken by the paper to show that the reports that Miss Stone has been murdered by the brigands are un founded. Death Humor Discredited. BOSTON, Nov. 30. The Rev. Judson Smith, D. D., secretary of the American board of foreign missions, received from the State Department at Washington to day a telegram stating that the recent ru mor of Miss Stone's death Is absolutely un confirmed. "I think that if there were any truth in it." said Dr. Smith, "I would have had a cable dispatch from our missionaries before now. It is decidedly a case of. which no news is good news." BELATED TRANSPORT ARRIVES. The Buford nt Xew York, with Part of the Twenty-Third Infantry. NEW YORK. Dec. 1. The overdue United States army transport Buford. from Manila Oct. 1 via Singapore, Colombo and Gibraltar, early this morning arrived here. She has on board two battalions of the Twenty-third Infantry. CHARMING OLD CHARLESTON. Southern City Where Winter Imposi tion Is to Re Held. Exposition Magazine. Charleston belongs to the best type of old colonial cities of the United States. Settled in 1670 It was moved to Its prt-sent site- in VÜ2, and lies on the narrow neck of land between the Ashley and the Cooper rivers, very much as New York lies be tween the East and North river;?. It con tains some fine specimens of old colonial architecture and Is a city of sunshine and roses, bing famous for its bright and genial winter climate and for its rose gar dens. It is a city of safe, conservative business methods; Its prosperity Is real and substantial, but Its inhabitants, while emi nently social and hospitable In tempera ment, are not given to display. Some of its institutions and customs are survivals of nn old-world past and full of Interest and charm to the lover of the olden time. On the Ashley and the Cooper are the old baronial estates of the wealthy rice plant ers and slave owners who once constituted the. aristocratic class of South Carolina. Many of these fertile old plantations have been abandoned because of new conditions, but many are still occupied by families that have owned them for two centuries, and within these homes. If one can gain admis sion there, may be seen such wonderful antique furniture, old portraits and minia tures and other relics of colonial days as would delight the heart of the collector. The harbor of Charleston is one of the most spacious and beautiful on the Atlantic coast. With thirty feet of water on the bar. and an open port all the year round, and with its nearness to our new market in the West Indies, Charleston is destined to hold a commanding position among At lantic commercial ports in the twentieth century. THE MAN BEHIND THE GUN ACCURACY AND RAPIDITY OF FIRE ESSENTIAL TO VICTORY. Old Idens as to a Ship's Guns and What Constituted a. Sailor Die Hard In the English Navy. Rear Admiral S. Eardley-Wilmot, In Lon don Engineer. Though the principal object of a battle ship or cruiser is not only to carry guns but also to use them efficiently when re quired, It Is curious that this has not In the past received full recognition, at any rate In our own navy. I therefore read with satisfaction, though tinged with doubt, in "Notes on Naval Progress for 1901," Issued by the Naval Intelligence Bu reau at Washington: "The question of good shootlngris now regarded as of paramount Importance by every nation which posses ses warships. Naval battles are decided by the accuracy and rapidity of firing more than anything else." Strange though It may seem, there has been from time immemori al a prejudice against gunnery In the minds of a majority of our officers, who, for some obscure reason, long considered it Incom patible with the other attributes of a sea man. I vividly remember, as the gunnery lieutenant of a ship, the astonishment of the navigating officer one of the old school at my bringing our cutter in first at a sailing regatta. He did not think that any gunnery Jack could be a sailor in the sense of a knowledge of masts and sails. Wheth er it was equally strong In tho time of Nelson I do not know, but gather there was some reason for the memorandum issued to the Mediterranean fleet by Sir John Jervis, afterward Lord St. Vincent, when he took command in 1793: "He had ob served that in ail warfare where artillery is used the greatest successes were found on the side of the best gunners; and also that, of all exercises, those that seemed the most important namely, the military drills appeared to him to be the most neg lected. It is of the first Importance that our crews should be perfect in the use of their guns. I therefore wish that every day, whether in harbor or at sea, a general or partial exercise should take place on board every ship in the squadron." Under Jthis strict and vigilant supervision the gunnery of our ships much improved. It was in ra pidity of lire that our seamen excelled, due to their physical strength and activity. When ships engaged at pistol shot, or even closer distance, minute accuracy of range became of minor importance. Every shot told, and as one of the French naval historians has recorded that their best served guns only fired one round every three minutes to the English one per min ute, we can realize the effect of half an hour's cannonading In those days. Unfortu nately, when no longer under the eye of a man like Jervis, captains relapsed Into their old attitude of Indifference to gunnery, so that on meeting an equally brave and bet ter trained enemy on the other side of the Atlantic in 1S1- we lost several single ship actions. NAVAL MARKSMANSHIP. In his history of that war Theodore Roosevelt says: "A continuous course of victory won mainly by seamanship had made the English sailor overwhelmingly self-confident, and caused him to pay little attention to maneuvering or even to gun nery. While the American seamen were constantly firing at marks, the British sea men, except in particular cases,- scarcely did so once In a year. Many captains never put a shot in a gun until the enemy ap peared; they employed the leisure time of the men in handling the sails and decorat ing the ship.". A notable exception was the Shannon. Sights were fitted to her guns, and the crews exercised at them every day. They also frequently fired at a target. The reward was reaped when they met the Chesapeake. These smooth-bore iron guns, with their wooden carriages, were most crude appliances for projecting shot. They gave frightfully inaccurate shooting at any range over 400 yards, which accounts for the old fleets sometimes engaging each other for half the day without inflicting material damage. And seeing what ad vance has been made in naval artillery dur ing the last twenty years, it is astonishing to think the old ordnance remained with us up to 1SO0. Then came a period of In vention and experiment. Rifled guns, iron carriages and improved powder all helped to give increased accuracy. In 1SG4 France adopted breech-loading. We in the same year rejected that system and returned to a muzzle-loader. The decision hampered us for years, and does so still as regards many ships still armed with these weapons. For it prevented us giving that length to the gun which velocity of projectile demanded and Improved powder warranted. Our ord nance varied in length from 12 to 15 cali bres, the shortest being the 12-inch 23-ton gun, which was 12 calibres long, while the velocity varied from l.CW feet to 1,500 feet per second. We thought highly of the 3S ic.n gun, because, with only three tons more metal than in the 35-ton gun and half an inch larger bore, we obtained a velocity of 1.5C0 feet per second, the length of bore being nearly 16 calibres. We are so fond of this gun that it is still retained in the Dreadnought, Ajax and Agamemnon. THE BREECH-LOADERS. As the first breech-loader adopted in 1SS0 had a velocity of 1.SO0 feet and was over 23 calibres long, while we have now reached a 50-calibre gun with a velocity of 3,030 feet per second, we can realize how that unfor tunate decision of 1SG4 long kept us back in naval artillery. The guns were little better than howitzers, requiring great elevation at distances of 2.000 yards and upward, and consequently unlikely to hit a moving ob ject at sea. With a muzzle velocity of 1,000 yards per second there is the immense ad vantage of a trajectory so flat that, with in a certain range, elevation above the hori zontal is not required where the target is the hull of a ship. Then the present mount ings are free from the causes of inaccuracy in former carriages, and allow the gun to be freely moved in a horizontal and vertical direction, while the sighting apparatus en ables it to be laid true. (kuick loading has been furthered in several ways, so that now rapid and straight shooting at sea de pend mainly upon the efficiency of the gun's crew. If this was perfect every shot at tar get practice should be a hit. That we find great variation in the returns from the dif lercnt .ships, and a large percentage of misses, indicates that the training is far from perfect, and it would almost seem as if sufficient importance is even now not at tached to this subject generally In the fieet. Take, for instance, the result of prize firing in the Mediterranean ileet for lvjy. The points per gun made by the battleships varied from 52 to 13. while one cruiser made 7$ points per gun. Some of these ves sels had more modern armament than oth ers, but still such a difference should not be observed in shooting at the service tar get at the comparatively short range pre scribed. As showing, on the other hand, what may be done by careful training, the Barrleur, on the China station, has so im proved the shooting of her four 10-inch Kuns sdnce she was commissioned as to give a result with them six times better than that achieved in 1M9. On that station the admirals and officers have presented a challenge shield to be held each year by the ship making the best score at the an nual prize firing. A certain amount in mon ey is given In prizes by the Admiralty to every ship for the guns which make the best scores at the annual prize firing, but there Is no distinction made between a good ship and an indifferent one in the ag gregate result. More money prizes are not required, but honorary distinction to ships, officers and men that excel in great gun shooting would be appreciated. A blue Jack et is as proud of a badge as an officer is of a C. B., but he carries nothing to show that he is a marksman with a 4.7-inch. 6 inch or 12-inch gun. What issues depend upon directing with precision In action the SÖO-pound projectiles from the 12-inch guns of the Majestic! The Individuals who waste the fewest of these shots should be held in honor and cherished. Then, as regards the officers by whose assiduity and zeal such good results are obtained. What a stimulus to Improved shooting would the occasional promotion of an officer for efficient gun nery in sea-going ships give. Is not too much thought, even now, of "decorating the ship," as Roosevelt says of 1S12? 1 can recall to mind, not so many years ago. how the promotion of one of the ablest officers in the service was imperiled because he neglected the paint work in his labor to in crease fighting efficiency. TRAINING IN MARKSMANSHIP. How many admirals, when inspecting ships, reported favorably on their capa bility for engaging an enemy successfully, owing to good shooting a matter quite apart from smart handling of the guns with dummy charges? Has it not been the custom rather to commend for less essen tial things In which spotless paint work and stanchions burnished to the brightest of mirrors assume no unimportant part? Training of some sort goes on every day afloat, but how much of it is directed to ward straight shooting with the guns? Yet this is a matter upon which too much time and care cannot be bestowed. Quick ness and accuracy of aim are the first es sentials, and though impeded by the mo tion of the ship, they can be greatly devel oped by good methods and continuous practice. It is not necessary to expend a large . amount of ammunition to make marksmen with heavy guns. Capt. Percy Scott has demonstrated in the ships com manded by him that a high standard can be attained without exceeding the allow ance prescribed for the fieet. He has de vised an apparatus to train men in keeping the sights of a gun on the object, inde pendent of any rolling motion the ship may have at the time, instead of waiting until the roll brings the object in line with the sights, as has hitherto been the practice with heavy guns. Thus time is saved and quick firing is secured, as well as rapid loading, with ordnance that cannot be giv en vertical movement by a shoulder-piece, while it also tends to greater precision with the smaller guns. The first thing in training, however, is to find out who are most likely to make good shots. These are usually born, not made. Some men have a natural aptitude for it; many no amount of training nor practice will render otherwise than indif ferent in this respect. It is waste of time and ammunition trying to improve them, and such men should not bo allowed to fire precious rounds at a target, thereby reduc ing the amount available for those who would really benefit by it. To. ascertain who have this aptitude is easy, and does not require the expenditure of much ammuni tion. It may be found where least sus pected, but none the less all should pass through the test. Then, again, it is not unusual for a man to shoot well for two or three rounds, and then fall off lamentably, due to some peculiar condition of the eye, which apparently tires. When ascertained such a man should be put on one side as not a reliable shot. In the German artillery every gunner passes through this test, and thus the best marksmen are secured. They do not fire many practice rounds cannot afford It, they say, and not necessary yet we may be sure their artillery is efficient. Whether our navy compares favorably or unfavorably In great gun efficiency with foreign fleets I do not know. To ascertain this with accuracy would require presence with each on more than one occasion when practice is carried out. I do trust, however, that nothing will be left undone to insure the best results being obtained from the admirable guns now furnished to our ships when the real thing comes, and that the nation may not look in vain for the suc cess it anticipates. THE FIRST AND LAST STEP. Dlfllcnlt Thing; to Figrure on in Total Darkness. New Orleans Times-Democrat. "Men are pretty good guessers as a rule," said an observant citizen yesterday, "but I would like to see the color of the man's hair who can guess the last step either at the bottom or at the top of the stairway when the light is out. It is a curious fact that the average man will miss It at least two steps, and no man can come any closer than the next to the last step at the top or the bot tom. And that awful feeling of uncertainty which one has in a dark hallway, when climbing up or down the stairway! One feels as if one were about to step off the earth. One may hold on to the banisters with one hand and reach out for the wall with the other, and one may not be reeling under influences which come from within, nnd yet one will have that awful feeling of dread, a sort of harrowing fear that one will step up a step or two above the top step, or a step or two below the last step at the bottom. Five or six steps from the top a fellow begins to figure on the position of the last step, and he seems to think there is great danger of his not stopping, and that he might continue up, up, in the air, as it were, and when he starts down he seems to be fearful of walking through the hall floor. Now, there are two things in life about which there can be no question, namely: Going up a flight of steps one can go no higher than the top step, unless a wall is scaled, and the law of gravity de fied. Secondly, going down stairs one can not get into the cellar without tearing up the floor or walking around the house. Still, this last step, either at the bottom or the top, is a perfect nightmare to the fellow who goes home late at night, and he never guesses less than twice when he tries to find it with his foot." G. A. R. Division Inspectors. MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30. Commander Kll Torrence, of the Grand Army of the Republic, has announced a list of appoint ments as division inspectors, the names having been recommended by Inspector General Wilford A. Wetherbee, of Boston, Mass. Among the inspectors named are: Illinois R. I. Law, Galesburg. Indiana W. D. McCulloch. Brazil. Ohio John F. Hudson, Millsburg. The Alternative. Atchison Globe. When a friend comes up to you and says. "Now I want you to tell me the truth," prepare to lie or else say something dis agreeable. SO NERVOUS I COULD NOT When there is disease of the delicate female organism, it is only a question of time until the general health becomes undermined. Nervousness, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and "sinking spells" produce suffering almost indescribable. There can be no restoration of the gen eral health until the local health of the womanly organism is re-established. 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