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New-York tribune. [volume] (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924, March 06, 1904, Image 40

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Ho-x Cadets Arc Taught There to Handle Warships, Torpedo**, Big
Gum, Submarine Mines and Other Engine* of War.
The United Ftates Naval Academy at Annap
olis 1* wittUH to at laaat IlkinttUM rrc.lit
for the \ ri!:i:int campaigns of the J.i; UMM
Navy In the war with China U : that now being
wajf •: npalnst Russia. On J/> 27, l>i.\ th.-
Presi.!-:.t ap; roved an Art of OMgTtM author
txlr.c the admission to Um Naval Ar.nlctry of ■
Bml!'-I DUJbtf < f atOflaOta to be npp"li-'' l- ' l 'V
the empire of Japan, the J:i[.t Government
bear! .r th<» <>;• r:e <<t tuition and maintenance
•f t 1 t •■•..•■•:«. Tndcr that authority fifteen
•tu ' ••s from the Japanese ElUftlftia hive been
adn .r.oft to DM Ara^Ty at WHOM tlm« * 'li"
No»f u !t, lv;O. of these. «•* have I Dit i !
oatr '.. arid the r Ir.e others, on account of various
4efl> !• r,<-!« *. hnve I een withdrawn without wln
nlnr d.plomaa. In *ome <av*. however. '.<
tag ctfttflcfctca of proflclcnry in son.e of tIM
bro bl lof Instruction.
TK" flrnt ror.a f.f Japan to b« appolntad to the
Na\ 1) Academy ty th« lr e ■•■• •• t -<•/..-.
Eou M •. •• aUa and l'f S<Tarn, bott <'f whom
ento: ! m ix-err.Nr S. IMA M;Uztnulla *ai
gntestad in I T3 and afterward bTIWM an
aJ 1 in OH J.; : Navy, rendering dls-
Ur^ .. '• 1 »rvhs ir. the war with China.
whi. )i ml5«l him to a hlßh pli e In offl< Ul
fa\or and [i.i:ic HteMß In his native land He
vw retired with the rank of vice-admiral In
1900. Fetaro made p«.nr process In the a^:id
«ny anl withdrew In ISTt.
I'eih.ips the most Intcrestln»f of the. Japanese
rtudents was Sotoklchl Urlu, who entered the
Naval Academy on September 12, IST", and HI
graduated In 188 The achlevemcnU of thla
prominent figure In recent war or>« rations In
the Far Ea*t make him Just now the centre of
tbe proup of the Annapolis educated naval of
ficers of his country. The last Japanese ap
pointee was Illroakl Tatnura, who entered the
•caO. y May ~"«. IM^ and wm graduated
June \ 1900.
I'rin's standing at Rmdu-ition In his class of
■eventy-clx was No. 20, but Tasukor Serata,
who entered the academy at the same time,
wu No. 14 In tho clas-a at pr:i'!uatl^n— a record
highly creditable to one forelpn to the lan
guage, laws and custon.s of this country. The
published order of merit of the class discloses
that Ferata was particularly ar-t In seamanship,
fairly ro In shipbuilding, only five and a half
points txlow tlie first In his class In ordnance,
well up In marine engines, four points below tha
valedictorian In tcrhnleal navigation, five points
below him In practical navigation, three In elec
tricity, one and three-fourths In public law, and
two In French nr.d Fpanlsh. In conduct, how
•"»«•. although his record was over two points
better than that of ttie head of the class, he
was somewhat lnff-rlor to many of his clas»
matrs. His weakest showing waa In naval
architecture, an e!wtlve course of study.
frlu's strongest points were seamanship, ord
nance and theoretical and practical navigation.
He did not take the Hectlve course In naval
architecture and was more than a point below
B^rata In conduct He had a considerable num
ber of minor merits, but absolutely none of a
■BTto'.is nature. His appr< -ate Uieillfl for the
ftrur yoars* cr<urs« were .r»70.-15,. r »70.-15, against BM.M
tor tho last mll-of-honor man In the dsjsa and
f09.1T fcr Serata. Yonoske Knotiye, a third
Japanese mcmbei of the same classy withdrew
before the expiration of the four ■■.;•■.
Of course, the classmates of these two Jap
■sjasc students are now widely scattered, and
■ttla I;. formation oooceridnc their schooldays
Tryln* for a record In this drill tcsU the nerve, steadiness and endurance severely.
ti.r.M fill In -.ther I
A Tri
sUj !y • :• n JT.
••I>-i. •;:.;• r \--.\'i- ■ Bid b* "I- . !•■• d. I do!
Ba u.1.1 ■ scrtoa Bdlaw, ttadtod hard. .1; ■•
p-.ir. I to l,e |bi ?<•;', -f t. r : 1 -a.iS fX
tr.-ri.'y MtattlTC 111 tad, f'""> niy assocla-
HOM «::!; I'rij. BtTftU and EDO !)■■. I bttW
to rcsard the firirfi m taf naon
to arytJiitiK t<r: : ■.••■;• :: I hutinr thir.
the ITtngl run of ii. on. BDOtiy* ••.is nt.e «>f
the Oecptloai t'> tM.'- n;!-. He v.;.s an all-
U a ! *■;■■ rt :n.'l v.;is li» trum ,■■ b ->f his
time. Til!'', as ttOCb U aijthinß. cauneJ him
It bfl VltbdniWfl f «'in the m:i !• ::■>■ • irly In
his tell >ear. Irlu and Forit.i Wtra \-«ry DM* Ji
ashamed of Euuuyt*a aacapMtt*. ar.d I i...\
heard them Aa&tOPa bbj vOdacaa with tf.irf .:
HIBMIMfII li.< identa? It's a lung time sliuo
•I r»-i •■!:•. t, however, that I'riu was ■■' e:ir
tif-st d> ' <*• ' ■" 1 Bkcd argument aJnMMI as well
■ • • • :• ■ •'. I thought, evn better th:m -
«Irep. He was s"ii.e\\h:it <•*■ it:,l le, and when
he warmed up to his BttbJOl t he talked rather
fast arxl toudl] ''•••■ evening early In our
re- ond year he got Into a heuted usslon
with Ferata about a p"lnt In law, and the argu
ment wns ■UII at Its height when "taps" was
sounded. Blthcf the talk drowned the bugle
c.i'il or L'nu's mind was so taken up with his
subject Uutt he did not heed the rule. Anyway,
The flrlns Is here conducted exactly aa tt would b« doa« on a warship at ae^
The "hero of dsemufpo"* to ■tandtn*; at '?■.* r"C*"t.
TajiuXer Serata. another Anna.j>oll3 Japanese ca4a\
fcj seated at Him left. Tono&k* X^o*cjr% a t^lr-4
emdeU la seated at Cb* tisiii.

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