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Mail Orders Receive Careful and Prompt Attention. Agents for Standard Fashion Patterns. This Week’s Great Offerings Overshadows All Previous Efforts. Unusual Inducements in Every Department. New Goods, New Exclusive Styles, at Prices Unknown Before The great value-giving resources, which made this store so popular, will be most strikingly demonstrated by the tempting bargain features which will be presented every day this week. The list of SPECIAL BARGAINS given here does not tell half the story, but look it over; it’ll convey a pretty correct idea of what you may expect. COME HERE, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Table Linens, Towels, etc. Marvelous Values. 8 Vic a yard for Heavy Twilled Crash Toweling, worth 6c. 6V4c a yard for Heavy Russian Crash Toweling, worth 10c. 9c a yard for All Linen Plain and Checked Crash Toweling, worth 12Vio. 5c each for good size Hemmed Huck Towels, worth Bc. 9c each extra large size Hemmed Huck Towels, well worth 12Vic. 14c each, 20x40 All Linen Huck Tow els, usually sold at 20c. 19c each, large size Knotted Fringe Damask Towels, always sold for 25c. 16c a yard, genuine Turkey Red Damask, worth 25c. 21c a yard, 68-lnch Bleached Table Damask, made to sell at 29c. 89c a yard, 62-inch Bleached Mercer ized Damask, always sold at 60c. 69c a yard, 72-Inch fine Bleached Ta ble Damask, easily worth 90c. 98c a yard, 72-ineh Double Satin Ta ble Damask, regular price $1.39. 49c a dozen, large size All Linen Fringed Doylies, worth 65c. 830 a dozen, % Damask Dinner Nap kins, excellent value for JI.OO. *1.98 dozen, % Pure Linen Damask Dinner Napkins, full value *3.00 *1.39 dozen, large size Mercerized Napkins, reduced from *1.75. *3.98 a set. White Fringed Damask Table Sets, worth *6.50. **.49 set, large size White Hem stitched Damask Sets, cut from *IO.OO. Ready-Made Sheets and Pillow Cases. c each, 42x36 Hemmed Pillow Cases, usual price 10c. 11c each, 45x36, Hemmed Pillow Cases, best muslin, worth 15c. 14c each, 45x36 Hemstitched Pillow Cases, regular price 18c. 39c each, full size Hemmed Sheets, regular price 50c. 63c each, 81x90 Hemmed Pepperell Sheets, well worth 65c. 63c each, full size Hemstitched Sheets, best muslin, easily worth 76c. Quilts. Tic each, 11-4 White Crochet Quilts, positively worth 89c. 98c each, 12-4 White Crochet Quilts, Marseilles patterns, worth *1.39. *1.28 each, 12-4 Fringed Crochet Quilts, usual price *1.50. *2.98 each, 12-4 Imported Marseilles Quilts, cut from *4.00. Draperies. 3%c a yard, 40-inch Cream Lace Scrim, worth 6c. 7%c a yard, Cretonne in beautiful new designs, sold everywhere at 10c. 10c a yard, Silkollne and Curtain Swiss, newest patterns, value 1214 c. Anew line Printed Denims and Bag dad Draperies, at 16c, 20c and 25c. TWO MARSHALS Wl Enforced i,w and Order and Tamed Strnnnom Con-Tonu. From Outing. Smith had gone his fearless ve.ay among bad men of every description and had first made himself and then the law respected. But as soon as it svaa noised along the oattle trail that Cm Ith had been made marshal of Abi lene there was, figuratively speaking, a Singing of fringed gauntlets into the arena. Placards calling on all visitors to Abilene to give up their guns when In the town limits were contemptu ously shot to pieces, and finally con clusions with the new marshal himself were forced. A bunch of cowboys, beaded by a huge bully whose boot tops bore the lone star of Texas, con gregated defiantly In front of a saloon. With revolvers aggressively displayed. “You’ll have to give up your guns, boys," said the new marshal, advancing toward the leader, as he spoke. The bully, wiaxlng profanely abusive, made that back-reaching movement which Is known In the West as a “gun play,” but he had allowed Smith to oome too near. Smith's big fist shot forward, catching the cowboy full In the Jaw, end sending him down like a well-roped steer. The science of the prise ring Is something practically un known to the average cowboy. Conse quently, Tom Smith, who wus an ex pert boxer, had wisely chosen a method of attack which would prove a sur prise. Had he reached for hts gun rlisn the bully made his ’’plsy” there Is ho doubt that Smith's maraheishlp Would have ended then and there and the uomlng of the law to the cattle eountry would have been long post poned. But as it was, the cowboys Furniture and Carpet Department. A Great Bargain Chance. Here is the greatest economical opportunity that has re cently presented itself to Furniture and Carpet buyers. A Tremendous Sale of Rugs. 100 All Wool Smyrna Rugs, sizes 30x60, regular $3.50 at $1.98 100 All Wool Smyrna Rugs, size 36x72, regular $4.50 kind, at 1 $2-74 9x12 extra quality Axminster Rugs, artistic designs, beautiful colorings, regular $35.00 kind, at ..$24.98 9xlo Tapestry Brussels Rugs, handsome patterns and colors, regular $16.50, for this sale $lO-98 Best all wool Ingrain Carpets, made, laid and lined, reg ular price 85c; this week 59^> Tapestry Brussels Carpets, made, laid and lined, sold all over at 75c and 85c; this week at 59^ Furniture Very Special. Solid Oak Sideboard, nicely carved and finished, best French plate glass, good $15.00 value, at $9-98 Solid Oak Sideboard, hand carved, quartered and polish ed golden oak, 18x30 bevel glass, $45.00 value.. .$29-98 Solid Oak Sideboard, china closet top, four French bevel plate glasses in back, hand carved and polished, $85.00 va^ ie - $59 OO Golden Oak Sideboard, very heavily hand carved, Gothic style, a $175.00 value, at sll9 OO An immense variety Oak China Closets, specially re duced for this sale, from $13.98 to $125.00. One lot of 6-foot Oak Dining Tables, very much under- P riced at $4 98 Solid Oak Pedestal Tables, round or square tops, ex ceptional values this week, from $13.98 to $75.00. Three Great Specials in Solid Mahogany Sideboards, hand carved, birdeye maple lining, $50.00, $75,00 and $90.00 values, reduced to $32.98, $39.98 and $47.98. Lace Curtains, Portieres, Etc. 100 pairs odd Lace Curtains, very fine, exquisite patterns, some slightly mussed, to close at less than half price. 200 pairs genuine Nottingham Lace Curtains, handsome patterns, 3 yards long, great value at 69^ 500 pairs Nottingham Lace Curtains, very much under priced at 98c, $1.49, $1.98, $2.98, $4.50, and up to $15.00. Tapestry Portieres, in all the latrot Bagdad effects, mod erately priced from $2.00 to $20.00 a pair. Millinery, This house is noted for the production of its Millinery, for its exclusiveness in style and trimming, and for its mod erate prices. In no other store will you find so wide a range of desirable up-to-date styles from which to choose, from the modest walking hat to the finest Paris Novelties for carriage or reception wear, and all at reasonable prices, too. This week we will add to our already large collection a number of Magnificent Imported Hats Just received. They are the handwork of the most noted Paris designers, and show many effects that are entirely new and not to be seen elsewhere. Mourning Hats and Mourning Veils a Specialty here. Ladies’ and Children’s Shoes. Infants’ Soft Sole Shoes, all colors, the 50c kind, at 29? Ladies’ Felt Slippers, the kind you always paid 75c for, now 50<* Ladies’ Felt Slippers, regularly priced at $1.25, this week onl y 79<* Children’s Button and Lace Shoes, size 5 to 8, best SI.OO value, at 75? Children’s SI.OO Tan Shoes, in button, size 4 to 8, for Monday only (}9<* Ladies’ Patent Kid Lice Shot's, sizes 2 1-2 to 5 12 usually sold at $3.50, this week $2.25 were so amazed at the quickness with which the blow had been struck and the corresponding suddenness with whloh their champion had sunk sense less to the dust, that they could only stand In open-mouthed amazement when Smith completed his work by standing over the prostrate Texan and relieving him of his weapons. Nor was there any sign of protest when the new marshal quietly Informed the "boys” that they would have to deposit their weapons at a certain place and at once. The weapons were quietly surrendered, to be called for when the cowboys de parted, and that day and night, for the first time in Its wild career, the oow-town of Abilene was filled with men who were weaponless. The law had spoken through brave Tom Smith, and the reign of the “bad man” In the West was no longer undisputed. Tom Smith’s successor as marshal of Abilene wus hie very antithesis—Wild Hill Hlckock. A plnk-and-whlte giant, with long, shining curls hanging to hla shoulders, the very appearance of this hawk-faced artist in gun-play argued of the foot-lights. No man has ever been his equal In handling firearms, but, once the Information was spread abroad that Abilene had a marshal who was a revolver expert, there was no lack of Doubting Thomases eager to put Wild BUI to the test. Conse quently, Hlekock’s guns seldom saw a week of sflencc. Quarrels were picked with him, with the Intention of en eneompasslng his death, but he drop ped his man so Invariably that finally none but methods of assassination were employed. Late in 1171, when several Texane were preparing to return to their state after having sold their trail herd at Abilene, an effort was made to put the picturesque marshal out of the way. A gambler and bully named Phil Cola, •ho bad acquired sours raputatton to SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS: SUNDAY. NOVEMBER 13. 1904. Foye & Eckstein. Texas as a man-killer, and who lftd been drinking heavily in the hope of raising his courage to the point where he could make good his frequent threats against Wild Bill, took a shot at Hlckock as the marshal was leaning against a table In a saloon. Wild Bill offered a fair mark, but such was Cole’s trepidation that his shot went wide. Instantly one of Hickock’s guns spoke, and Cole dropped to the sidewalk with a bullet In his abdomen. Rushing into the street. Wild BUI stood over the prostrate body of his foe. Footsteps were heard and the marshal saw the glint of a gun In some one’s hand. Knowing that Cole's supporters had sworn to kill him at the first opportunity, and thinking that the approaching individual was one of the Texans. Wild BUI fired both revol vers. It was a famous trick of his, this shooting right and left from the waist-Une. and never did this mar velous marksman miss his aim with either hand. This time he dropped his man with two bullet wounds in the breast so close together that they could be covered with the palm of a man’s hand. The man who was shot proved to be Mike McWilliams, a deputy msr shul of Abilene and one of Wild Bill’s best friends. Wild Bill never got over hts remorse at killing McWilliams, and he showed his grief so plainly that the people let him continue as marshal, though there was some murmuring against a man who made such fatul mistakes, * - T —John 8. and Martha Gentry, hus band and wlfa, quarreled over the ala very question at fit. Joseph, Mo.. Just before the war. Ha enlisted In the Confederate army, she went to Cali fornia and In 1874 obtained a divorce. The other day they met by chance on a ferry boat on ban Francisco bay, and on fiept. M they were remarried. Beth ora over 7# years old. Ladies' Cloaks and Suits. High grade Ladies Cloaks, Suits etc. to be offered at this week's sale at prices that are fully 33 1-3 per cent, less than they can be had for elsewhere, every rack is full of fresh fashionable garments. All that is newest, most chio of this season’s styles, and at prices heretofore impossible. Don’t think of buying elsewhere until you have seen what we offer. SThis swell Tourist Suit, of all wool mannish mixture, satin lined through out, similar to the kind others ask sls for. Price this week Beautiful Tourist Suita, of all wool Scotch mixtures, lined throughout with guaranteed satin, elegantly man tailored, a really S2O value, at $12.50. This swell Tour- Kjfc Ist Coat, of all wool ft*' i mannish mixture 'lt a! elegantly man tall- // Vf) Vy 1 ored, the kind that /] \f I jV has been priced to fry J you everywhere all yj JilMJg season at *10.00; this week ZjsJ (| ! $5.98. All || Ladies’ Kersey •A ' Coats, latest style, /Vf’, /. ®k well made, *B.OO /if ffl Dv and *5.00 values at ( £/ kf i 1 $4.98 anti $2.98. 1 Ladies cloth capes, elegantly- mgde Satin lined, splendid value at *4.98, *7.50 and *9.98. Ladies Swagger, three-quarter length coat of Crushed Velvet, the latest fad, lined throughout with very best Satin a genuine *30.00 garment at *17.50. iThis nobby Broad cloth Skirt, very latest model, ele gantly tailored, in black, brown and navy, a truly *lO garment, at Ladies' Taffeta Silk Waists, black and colors, *4.50 Ladies Taifetta Silk petticoats, plain and changeable, genuine *5.00 at *3.98. Ladies all wool Sweaters, all colors, the *3.00 v*alues at $1.98. Misses' and Children’s all wool Sweaters, all colors, half price, 98c. Children’s Velvet Cloaks, extra value at *2.98 and up. Knit Underwear. Children's Jersey Ribbed, fleeced lined Union Suits, Silk trimmed. Pearl But tons, 39c value at 25c. Boy’s Heavy plush lined cotton vests and drawers, all sizes, 40c value at 25c. Ladles Plaited wool and Heavy plush lined vests and pants, 69c quality at 49c. Ladles Wool Vests and Pants, white, grey, cafnels hair, aiyd scarlet, *I.OO values at 76c. Ladies Silk and Wool and all wool, Swiss Ribbed Vests and Pants, *2.00 kind at *1.49. THE ISLAND OF ST. VINCENT. How Nature la Reasserting Itself Af ter Volennlc Dtstnrtinnces. From the London Times. As I have Just returned from a fort night’s tour in St. Vincent, during which I had opportunities of seeing the greater part of the island, it may be interesting to the readers of the Times to know how far the ordinary pro cesses of nature have begun to reas sert themselves since the cessation of the volcanic disturbances. The first thing that one notices is the remarka ble luxuriance of the green growth of vegetation of nil kinds. It is true that a vast quantity of unassimilated glassy ash Is visible everywhere, pain ful to the eye and burning to the feet —very different from the cool, restful, dull blackness of the soil that I re member two or three years ago. But wherever the ash has mixed well in the soil It seems to have had some fer tilizing effect, notwlthstanlng the as sertions of the analysts. But the havoc which has been wrought among the smaller life of In sect and bird Is deplorable. I saw no lizards In the grasses, only the scant- ! lest show of fireflies at dusk, far fewer I butterflies and far fewer humming birds. All the high ridges of the moun tains are denuded of the tail forest | trees and palms which used to clothe ! their summits. This Is, of course, due I to the hurricane of 189*. previously one rarely saw the bare outline of an es- ' carpment silhouetted against the brll- I I lari t sky; wrinkled waves of foliage alone marked the configuration; but now the pretence of a large tree Is the ' exception, and even then It ehowt •Igne of ruth lees storm tear. It was ! pleasanter to rid* through the new set- I tlemente provided fir the Oorlbs and otter re fugue*, suffering alike from Ute SILKS, DRESS GOODS, ETC Incomparable Offerings. We firmly believe that Silks and Dress Goods are the test gauge of the character of every business in which dry goods are dealt in, for this reason, we have never ceased striving to place these departments in the very first rank., We feel that we have accomplished our object. The prop er selection of both lines calls for better judgment; great er discrimination and accuracy of knowledge of qualities and colorings than any other branch of the business, there fore by these stocks we ask you to judge us with critical judgment. There can be no better stocks anywhere than we are showing. Surely nothing in Savannah approaches them, we keep in constant touch with the latest fashions. Taffeta Silk, suitable for lining purposes, in all colors, strong and serviceable, only 33^ China Silk, 24 inches wide, street and evening shades, good 50c quality at 39£ Black Taffeta Silk, wear guaranteed, rich lustre, excel lent 65c quality at 49? Taffeta Silks, plain and changeable, in all the desirable shades, regular 75c quality at 58^ Novelty Taffeta Silks, specially suited for Shirt Waist Suits, in all the leading combination of colors, regularly worth 75c and 85c; this week 59? Black Silk Peau de Soie, rich luster, 85c quality at Silk Crepe de Chine, an excellent quality in all the de sirable street and evening shades, SI.OO vaiues at . 27-inch Heavy Black Taffeta Silk, wear guaranteed, the 90c quality at 69^ 36-inch Heavy Black Taffeta Silk, wear guaranteed, the $1.25 quality at 87? 27-inch Black Silk Peau de Soie, very heavy and rich lustre, best $1.25 quality at 89^ See Those Novelties Jajah, Burlingham and Peau de Soliel Silks, in street and evening shades. Corean Silk Crepe, an entirely new fabric not shown elsewhere, in street and evening shades, 31 inches wide, price 75? Black Dress Goods An unusual collection of Black Wool and Mohair Dress Goods, including Cheviots, Serges, Henrietta, Brilliantine, Sicilian, Voile, Venetian and Ladies’ Cloth, 38 to 50 inches, up to 69c values, all at 49? One lot Imported Black Wool and Mohair Dress Goods, in all the popular and reliable weaves, values every yard well worth SI.OO, this week 79<* 54-inch Imported Black Broadcloth, an excellent quality, worth $1.25 at .. .., 980 54-inch Pure Imported Black Broadcloth, thoroughly shrunk and sponged, worth $2.00 at $1.49 Colored Dress Goods 38-ineb Heavy Wool Ladies’ Cloth, plain colors and mix tures, real value 40c, at 290 One lot Mixed Suitings, Mannish effects, very stylish and underpriced at 490 54-inch Imported Broadcloth, in all the desirable shades, SI.OO quality at 790 54-inch fine Imported Venetians and Broadcloth, all col ors, well worth $1.25, at 980 Blankets. 10-4 White Blankets, wool finished, special value at 69c 10-4 Heavy Grey Blankets, colored borders, *1.25 value at 85c 10- Heavy White Wool Finished Blankets, regular *1.25 kind at 98c 11- Heavy White Wool Blankets, well worth *2.50, at $1.79 11-4 Heavy White Wool Blankets, bound with silk tape, *4.00 Val ue at *2.98 10- White Strictly All Wool Blankets, solid, everywhere at *5.00, here ... *3.98 11- Fine California Wool Blankets, regular *IO.OO value at . .*6.98 Comforts. 150 bales Bed Comforts, exceptional values at 29c. 49c. 69c. 98c *1.50, *1.98, *2.49 and up. / hurricane and from the volcanic erup tions. The wisdom of the Executive In removing the dwellers In the extreme north of the Island and finding them homes outside what was then a danger ous locality was fully Justified by after events, although a considerable amount of sore feeling and dissatisfaction was created at the time. But, like many of the sufferers from the storm In Bar bados, the deported families are now better housed than ever before in their I lives. The new villages, with their | neat cabins and plots of larid, decorate 1 the fertile slopes and add undoubted picturesqueness to the leeward side of the Island. But what of La Souffrlere herself? Her last utterance was in March, 1903, and there is every sign that she is composing herself for another long slumber—how long or how short no man can say. Still, the lake In the bosom of the crater is once again fill ing, and this Is considered to be a token and promise of good behavior. The ascent of La Souffrlere can no longer be made by the old route from Chateau Belalr; one Is obliged to go further north to Walllbou, and thence begin the long climb of nearly 4,000 feet. The scene from the summit re minds one, in Its gloom and desola tion, of the neighborhood of the Cities of the Plain. Not a bird, not an Insect, not a tree—saved a few charred stumps—can be seen. A black wall of pttchllke looking cliffs confronts one where all used to be verdure and thick scrub, and through the broken rocks a glimpse of the smaller and unused crater now appears, the old knife edged partition which formerly divid ed the two oraters having been par tially destroyed In the violent par oxysm of ths last sruptlons. On ths slopes lower down chimneys, oattle pans, boiling housss and nsgro cabins oan be discerned sticking on odd stone or rafter or trash root through the Not a High-Priced Comer in This Store. More Joyful News. Bargains Everywhere. mud, where It has been scoured away by the torrential rains. And yet amid all this destruction and desolation there are the beginnings of a fresh era to be welcomed. Already on the lowest sands there Is a profu sion of silver ferns, no gold ones, as I had hoped (and not unreasonably expected), and guinea grass, sweet po tatoes and cassava are springing, self sown, on the ridges up to 1,000 feet. Given five years of undisturbed natural processes, I see no reason why the north of the island should not once again be as cultivable, fertile and hab- Hable as It was In the half cen tury preceding the eruptions of 1902-’O3. THE MARINER AND THE SEA. 0 On the Trained Skill et the Senman Depends the Victory. From R. F. Zogbaum’s “Our Modern Blue-Jacket” In the Century. While It is true that the mariner Is no longer dependent upon his skill and ability to handle and move his ship by means of a force of nature he can not control, and though human Ingen uity has given him a machine combin ing In Its mechanism the forces of the air, the fire and the lightning, enabling It to come and go by day or night wherever there Is water enough under the keel to float It, the sea ever remains the same, and the domination over Its mighty power will always be the prob lem of him who goes down to It. The some stoutness of heart, the name quickness of brain, the same skill In reading current end tide, the same re sourceful readiness under all condi tions to wind and wave, fog, storm, or battle, that have so conspicuously marked the achievements of the Ameri DOMESTICS. Always Cheaper Than Elsewhere. In this department we have no com petition. Our prices are less than any known In the city. Good Unbleached Sea Island Shirk ing, regular 5c quality at 4c. Good yard wide Soft Finish Bleach ed Shirting, only 4Vic. Best quality Indigo Blue Claret and Shirting Calicoes, here 50. Good heavy Dommet and Oanton Flannel, worth 7c, at sc. 4-4 Bleached Shirting heavy soft finish, 7% value at 614 c. 4-4 Genuine Fruit of the Loom Shirting, any quantity at 7Vic. 36-inch Percales, all colors and ex cellent styles, 10c kind at Bc. 200 pieces Outing Flannels, plaids and stripes, light and dark colors, 10c quality at Sc. 45-inch Bleached Pillow Casing, soft finish, regular price 10c, at 7Vic. Genuine Lonsdale Cambric, yard wide, sold everywhere at 12Vic here 10c. Genuine Amoskeag A. C. A. Feather Ticking, sold at 17Vic, now 12Vic. 10-4 Bleached and Unbleached Sheet ing, 22c kind at 17c. 10-4 Best Bleached Sheeting, that sold at 32c, now 25c. Birdeye Cotton Diaper, 10-yard piece, regular price 65c, this week 39c. English Long Cloth, per pieoe, lA yard, *1.25 quality, at 98c. HOSIERY Low prices for fine Hosiery lor la dies and children. Boyß’ Heavy Fast Black Cotton Hose, large and small rib, size 6 to BVic, 19c quality, at 12Vic. Ladies’ Fine Gauge Fast Black Cot ton Hose, full seamless, best 200 value, at 15e. Children’s Fine Ribbed Fast Black Hose,' Hermsdorff dye, full, regular made, all sizes, 35c value, at 25c. Ladles’ French Lisle Thread and Medium Weight Cotton Hose, fast black and fancy colors, plain and Richelieu rib, never offered less than 50c, this sale 35c or three pairs for *I.OO. Ladles, French Lisle Thread All over Lace Hose, fast black and fan cy colors, beautiful styles, kind, at 49c. Infants’ Pure Silk Ribbed Hose, black, white, red, pink and blue, sizes 4 to 6%, cut from 75c and 85, to 490. GENTS’ FURNISHINGS. Gent’s Fine Gauge Seamless Cotton Half Hose, In black and tan, extra good value, 2 pairs for 25c. Gent’s Fine Imported Lisle Thread and Cotton Half Hose, black, tan and fancy, 35c quality for 25c. Gent’s Heavy Fleeced Lined Under wear In camel’s hair and grey, priced everywhere at 50c, here 39c. Gent’s Negligee Shirts, percale and madras, choice styles, well worth 69c, at 49c. Gent’s Outing Night Shirts, a com plete assortment, special values at 49c, 75c and 98c. Gent’s Silk Neckwear In the newest up-to-date styles, choice patterns, ex cellent values, at 25c and 50c. Gent’s All Wool Underwear, white, grey, camel’s hair and scarlet, worttf *3.00 a suit, at *1.98. NOTION DEPARTMENT. Full of Little Wants. Leather and Silk Belts, great varie ty novelties, 25c, 86c, 60c, 75c, *I.OO and u:>. Leather Hand Bags, the latest styles, 25c, 60c, 75c, *I.OO up to *7.50. Hair Brushes, best value, 25c, 50c, 75c. *I.OO and up. Tooth Brushes, great value at 10c, 15c, 19c, and 25c. can naval seaman of the past must to-day meet tests of seamanship as rigid in their requirements as ever be fore. All of the ship’s company—machin ist, fireman or coal-passer down where the engines t'hrob and thrust; yeoman, steward and messman In the narrow ammunition passages below; marine In military top and battery; every soul on board, each In his way—form the units of the fighting whole; all must face alike with equal courage and devo tion the danger and terror of battle. But it Is on the trained skill of the seaman—he who mans the ship's weap ons on gun deck. In turret and torpedo room; who manages and navigates, di rects and controls every movement of his craft, battleship or cruiser, tor pedo boat or submarine—that mainly depend the triumph of victory, the safe ty and security of vessel and crew. Quick, ready and resourceful as was the nimble topman and the tarry-hand ed, curve-fingered hauler of sheet and bowline, another “handy man,” equal ly adroit, expert and efficient, but with complicated duties requiring education and training such as his forebears never dreamed of, succeeds them In the person of the blue-jacket—seaman and artificer—of the times In which we live. While on almost any of the big ships may still be found some sturdy survivors of the old navy—some level headed, oaken-hearted master at arms, some hard-fisted, sea-worn chief quar termaster; some canny, handy gunner's or carpenter’s mate, for, anomalous as It may seem, the carpenter and his mates still have their hands full of work even on the newest of steel ships —the youth of the great moss of the crew's Is apparent even to the casual visitor; and while some of the dlsad ventages of youth may be evident In our young man-of-war's-man, take him by and targe, he Is an excellent pro duot of the oondltlons of naval llfa of ths present dag.