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A SHIP IN ACTION.
WHAT TAKES PLACE ON BOARD
IN A FIGHT.
ttfrtag Mraa m IVeca aa4 lutow - tm
! fall yorlr Stvary Mm
l Hka Own I'rikl M fcf 1-BWa - A
Frw people outside lh naval mn ice
bow Jtint how a war vmwcl Into a
flhL To put battleship like the Iowa
or lntl In thorough rradlnras (or
action ordinarily requites alxiut two
hour. though, of rourae, It cn be; dona
tn much less time In cim of uiKency.
There It one thing (tut iiMa It a
MAXIM RA IMP-KIRK KJKLH.
(The War Department Una Just Or
dered 1.000 of Those Terrible Kn
flnea of iK'iilh and Destruction.)
comparatively simple and orderly tank.
On board a AgMIng vtusol every man
baa a certain asKlKtiel ponl and a cer
tain toik laU out for him with wulin
he Is perfectly familiar. Vlils nolda
tme from the captain lilui.-tclf down to
the little coolies wh.) wait ou (able for
the different metiHOS. When the atonal
la founded It brings every nun to bis
place, and long fum'llarlly nukes the
work, so Involved anj oomiillcatad to
the eyes of an outsider, a mere matter
If a ship engages an enemy unexpect
edly, ao that there Is not the usual time
for preparation, the call to quarters la
sounded Immediately and the men lake
their places In divisions. In thla case
aeh division attends to a part of the
work of clearing the ship, hut ordinar
ily the first signal la. "Clear for action."
At the boatswain's wh latin and the ver
bal command the men move to their
(In Command of Atlantic Squadron.)
positions, those whose places are on
leck forming In squads under the di
rection of the different ofllcora. The
captain takes his place on the bridge.
Later, when the battle begins, be will
go Into the protected conning towor,
through the narrow silts of which he
can watch everything that takes place
on deck and the movements of the en
emy as well. Iliit tor the preaent.whlle
the preparations are being made, he
must decide the general plan of action,
how the guns are to be used, and tho
class and nature of projectile on which
he will depend.
All llrrk. Vlearmt.
Near the captain stands the naviga
tor, who will have charge of the han
dling of the ship during (be engage
ment, the signal officer and the various
aids. First of all, the decks and wprk-
. t AST . n as tv i
ON THE GUN DECK,
lng spaces are cleared. The spars, rig
ging and boats are secured. Every
thing movable that .will not be needed
In charge of the little platform high
up In the mainmast, haul up arms and
ammunition and make everything
ready In their lofty quarters, even to
filling the fire buckets with which to
put out a blaze should one he started
LOADING UIO Gt'NS ON SCHOONER
up aloft. The carpenter, aodsr the
direction of the navigator, area to the
during the otirrmrit is 0 roily tahl
Into plat where it will not Interfere
with the wtwa. The lopm-n. who are
removal of awning stanchions, hatch
walls and every light object thai Is bo,
eaaentlal to the management of the
ship. The chronometers and other
delicate luNtrummita are carefully gath
ered up and laid away below, to save
them from deatrurtlon by ctincuaaion
The torpedo division gets out Its appar
atus for sending torpedoes, end spread
the Intercepting nets over trie ship's
sides, where they ran he quickly low
ered If need we. ,
Ilelow the activity Ja equally great.
The engine Area are started up and
steam Is made aa fast as poHlbl, for a
modern battleship Is Intended to go In
to action under a full head of steam.
The steam and bilge pumps are rigged
and the magaslne squads stands to Us
pout, but the magazines are not un
linked until the signal for action. The
heya, however, are delivered to the of
ficers of the powder division by the
captain at the first signal.
When the ship Is cleared the call to
quarters Is glveu and the men take
their places In divisions. The gun
squads stand to their guns and make
them ready for use. The hatches, ex
cept those that will be used, are cov
ered with gratings and tarpaulins, the
NEW STYLE DISAPPEARINO GUN.
carpenter collects his men and with the
armorer -stands ready to repair any
damage that may be made by the ene
my's Are or the recoil of the ship's
cannon. A man with a head line Is
placed at the well and during the fight
will make frequent soundings to dis
cover If the vessel Is Injured below
the water line. The hose squad is
placed In charge of the Are apparatus,
ready for Instant service. Chemical
fire extinguishers are used on all the
United States warships now, and hand
gTenades are placed; In every quarter of
the ship. Every precaution la taken
to secure the Instant stamping out of
Ore should It start In or near the mag
The "Ball Ioetur."
Down In the sick bay the head sur
geon, or "bull doctor," has been di
recting tbe laying out of cots, instru
ments and bandages. One hatchway,
as near amidships aa possible, la al
ways left open for the passing down of
wounded men. The surgeon may have
no call on his services, but the rule in
every quarter of a battleship la, "Be
prepared for the worst, and hope for
the best." When everything is ready
the officers move to their stations. If
the ship is a monitor the battle hatches
are closed, and the men at last hear
the final command. for which they have
been Impatiently waiting "Action!"
At that moment, the doors of the mag
azine are opened, and the men who
form the different chains of scuttles
begin to pass the cartridge ra--es up
to the deck. The delivery of ammu
nition is in charge of the gunner. In
modern naval fortunes the gunner is
not. as many landlubbers suppose, the
man who fires tbe cannon. He la a
warrant officer, and his position Is a
most responsible one in time of action,
for he must see to the prompt and
steady delivery of cartridges, shells
I ' i 1 in i
TO BE TAKIC.N TO DllT TORTUOAS.
and projectile to all the guns. The '
chief gunner takes his position on the
berth deck, where he can aoU the
progress the work. His chief aa-
sistant Is below the main magaala
superintending the handling oat of
powder, and quarter gunner Is In
charge of each of the other magaxlnes
and of the delivery on deck.
The charges are passed up froea the
THE BATTLESHIP MAINE.
(A Bill Has Been Introduced Into Con
gress Authorising the Building of a
New Battleship to Be Known as the
magazine In wooden cases, which are
painted black, with the size of caliber
snd charge painted in large white let
ters on the side. They are passed out
of the magazine to a man who sends
them up to the lower deck. Then they
are passed through a slit In the maga-
sine screen a heavy canvas curtain
which Is Intended to prevent the possi
bility of sparks reaching to the powder
stores. From this screen carriers take
the boxes to the nearest powder scut
tle, where they are passed up to the
gun deck and thence to the cannon
themselves. For moving ammunition
WORKING THE RAPID-FIRE GUN
FROM THE CONNING TOWER,
various mechanical appliances. Includ
ing electricity, have come Into use.
The KaUer af CheniUt.
The London correspondent of the
Birmingham Post learns from Berlin
that the German emperor has again
been experimenting privately with a
new explosive, which he claims to have
invented and which he proposes to call
"Rexlte." Eighteen months ago it was
reported that the kaiser had just com
pleted a series of experiments upon
which he had been engaged, but sev
eral Important difficulties subsequently
presented themselves in the process of
manufacture. These, however, are now
stated to have been overcome.
No Need to Horry.
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SHERIFF'S SALE. By virtue of an order
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W. A. Saunders, Attorney.
Keeler vs. Linton, et al.
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