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1-pdr. R. F.: 2 Colty auto. Launched I BARRY-D., 420; speed, 28.12 knots: October, 1888.
armament same as Painbridge. Launched TOPEKA-D... 2,225; speed, 16 knots; ( March, 1902. armament, 64-in, R. F. ; 6 3-pdr., 2.1 CHAUNCEY-D., 420; Speed, 28.64 pdr. R. F.; 1 Colt. Purchased. Launched knots; armament same as Bainbridge 1881.
Launched October, 1901. YORKTOWN-D.,' 1,740; speed, 16.14 DALE-D., 420; speed, 28.10 knots; knots; armament, 66-in. B. L. R.; 2 3 armament same as Bainbridge. Launched pdr, and 4 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched July, 1900. April, 1888.
DECATUR-Same as Dale. Launehed No. 16-Authorized by act of May 4, September, 1900. 1898, but never designed
HOPKINS-D., 408; speed, 29.02 knots; Light Draft Gunboats.
armament same as Bainbridge. Launched
April, 1902. "HELENA-D., 1,392; speed, 15.5 knots;
HULL-D., 408; speed, 28.03 knots; armament, 8 4-in., 4 6-pdr. R. F., 41
armament same. as Bainbridge. Launched pdr. R. F., 2 Colts. Launched January, June, 1902. 1896.
LAWRENCE-D., '446; speed, 28.40 **NASHVILLE-D., 1,371; speed, 16.30
knots; armament same as Bainbridge knots; armament, 8 4-m., 4 6-pdr. R. F.;
Launched November, 1900. 2 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched Octo
MACDONOUGH-D., 430; speed, 28.03 ber, 1895.
knots; armament same as Bainbridge. WILMINGTON-D., 1,392; speed, 15.08
Launched December, 1900. knots; armament, 8 4-in, R. G.; 4 6
*PAUL JONES-D., 482; speed, 28.91 pdr., 4 l-pdr. R. F.; 4 Colts. Launched
knots; armament same as Bainbridge. October, 1895.
Launched June, 1902.
PERRY-D., 482; speed, 28.32 knots; HANNAPOLIS-D.. 1.060: speed, 13.17 | armament same as Bainbridge. Launcher
October, 1900, knots; armament, 84-in., 4. 6-pdr., 21pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched December,
PREBLE D., 482; speed, 28.03 knots; 1896.
armament same as Bainbridge. Launched DUBUQUE-D., 1,085; speed, 12.90
1900 March, 1901. armament, 64 in. R. F. G.; 4 6-pdr., 2
*STEWART-D., * 420; speed, 29.69 1--pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched August,
knots; armament same as Bainbridge. 1904.
Launched May, 1902. MARIETTA-D., 1,018; speed, 13.02
TRUXTUN-D., 433; speed, 29.58 knots; armament same as Annapolis.
knots; armament, 2 3-in. R. F. and 6 6Launshed March, 1897.
pdr.; 2 long 18-in. Whitehead torpedo 4 NEWPORT-D., 1,028; speed, 12.29
tubes. Launched August, 1901. knots; armament same as Annapolis.
*WHIPPLE-D., 433; speed, 28.24
knots; Launched December, 1896.
armament same as Truxtun. PADUCAH-D., 1,085; speed, 12 knots;
Launched August, 1901. armament same as Dubuque. Launched
* WORDEN-D., 433; speed, 29.86 knots. October, 1904.
armament same as Truxtun. Launched PRINCETON-D., 1,103; speed, 10.64
August, 1901. knots; armament same as Annapolis. Torpedo Boats (all Twin Scrows). Lamched June, 1897.
*VICKSBURG-D., 1,014; speed, 12.71 BAGLEY-D., 175; speed, 29.15 knots; knots; armament same as Annapolis.
armament, 31-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in. White Launched December, 1896.
bead torpedo tubes. Launched September, AWHEELINGD., 1,029; speed,
1900. knots; armament same as Annapolis.
BAILEY-D., 280; speed, 30.198 knots; Launched March, 1897.
armament, 4 6-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. White
head torpedo tubes. Launched December, Unarmored Vessels Special Class.
1899. DOLPHIN-Dispatch boat; D., 1,486; I BARNEY--D., 175; speed, 29.04 knots: speed, 15.5 knots; armament, 2 4-in. R. armament same as Bagley Launched F. B. L. R.; 3 6-pdr., 4 3-pdr. R. F.; 2 July 1, 1900. Colts. Launched April, 1884,
BIDDLE-D., 175; speed, 28.57 knots; VESUVIUS-Dynamite cruiser; D., 929; armament same as Bagiey. Launched speed, 21.42 knots; armament, 3 3-pdr. | May, 1901. R. F.; 5 T. Launched April, 1888,
BLAKELEY-D., 196; speed, 25.58 SEVERN-Training ship (sailing); D., I knots; armament same as Bagley. 1,175; armament, 64in., 4 6-pdr. and 2 1 Launched November. 1900. 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Launched June, CUSHING-D. 105; speed, 22.5 knots: 1899.
armament same as Bagley Launched CÜMBERLAND-Steel training ship January, 1890. (sailing); D., 1,800; armament sane as DAHLGREN-D., 146.4; speed, 30 Severn. Launche] August, 1904.
knots; armament, 4 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in. INTREPID-Training ship (sailing); Whitehead torpedo tubes. Launched May, same as Cumberland, Launched October, 1898. 1904.
DAVIS-D., 154; speed, 23.41 knots: BOXER-Wooden training ship (sail armament, 31-pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in, White ing); D., 345; no armament. Launched head torpedo tubes. Launches June, 1898. October, 1904.
DE LONG-D., 196; speed, 25.52 knots; Torpedo-Boat Destroyers.
armament same as Bagley Launched No
vember, 1900. *BAINBRIDGE-D., 420; speed, 28.45 L DU PONT-D., 165; speed, 28.58 knots; knots; armament, 2 long 18-in. Whitehead armament, 4 1--pdr. R. F.; 3 18-in. Whitetorpedo tubes; 2 3-in. R. F.; 5 6-pdr. R. 1 head torpedo tubes. Launched March, F. Launched August, 1901.
ERICSSON D., 120; speed, 24 knots; I
Submarine Boats. urmament, 4 bpdr. R. F.; 3 18-in White
ADDER-D., 122.65; speed, 7.8 knots; tend torpedo tubes. Lauched May, 1894
1 T. Launched July, 1901. PARRAGUT-D., 279; speed, 30.13 CUTTLEFISH - Launched September, tots; armament te moment
sama as Baley. 1906 Launched July, 189&
GRAMPUS.-D., 125; speed, 7.6 knots; FOOTE-D., 142: speed. 24.534 knots: 1 T. Launched July, 1902 urnament same as Bagley Launched HOLLAND-D., 74; speed, 8 knots; 1 T. October, 1896.
Purchased April 1900. FOX-D, 154; speed. 23.13 knots; MOCCASIND., 122.55; speed, unatnent same as Bagley. Launched knots; 1 T. Launched May, 1901. als, 1898.
OCTOPUS launched October, 1906. GOLDSBOROUGH-D., 255; speed, 30 PIKE-D., 125; speed, 7.14 knots, i mots; armament same as Bailey.
Launched May, 1901. ismehed Joly, 1899.
PLUNGER-D. 122.55; speed. 7.235 GWIND45.78; speed, 20.88 knots;
knots: 1 T. Launched October, 1901.
PORPOISE-D. 122.55; speed, imament, 11-pdr. R. F.: 2 18-in, White
7 used torpedo tabes, Launched November,
knots; 1 T. Launched June, 1901.
ots; MACKENZIE-D., 65; speed, 20.11 knots;
1 T. Launched July, 1901.
TARANTULA-Building. Fore River Lomament same as Gwin. Launched Febrazy, 1898.
VIPER-Building. Fore River Com M'KEE-D, 65; speed, 19.82 kaots;
pany, uzzament, 2 -pdr. R F.: 2 18-in White sesid torpedo tubes. Launched March, 1898.
Iron and Wooden Steam Vessels YANLEY-Yarrow boat; purchased 1898.
ADAMS-Wooden; D., 1,400; speed, 9.8 MORRIS-D, 104.75: speed
knots; armament, 64 in., 2 6-pdr. and 2 24 knots;
1--pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. umament same as Du Pont
Built 1874-'76. launched April, 1898.
Station ship, Tutuila, Samoa.
ALBERT-Iron; D., 1,110; speed, 10 NICHOLSOND.. 218.47; speed, 25.75 knots; armament, 6 in, and 4 6-pdr. Inots) Armament sane asBagley, R .: 1 Colt. Built 1873-75. lennched September, 1901,
ENTERPRISE --- Wooden; D.. 1.375; O'BRIEND, 219.61; speed, 25 knots; speed, 11.4 knots; no armament. Nautical trament same as Bagley.
schoolship of Massachusetts, Built 1873-76 Bestember, 1900
ESSEX-Wooden; D., 1,375; speed, 10.4 PORTER-D., 165; speed, 28.63 knots; knots; armament. 6 in., 4 6-pdr. and 2 kruement same as Du Pont. Launched 1-pdr. R. F.; 2 Colts. Naval Militia, Ohio. September, 1896
Built 1874–76. RODGERS-D. 142; speed, 24.49 knots;
HARTFORD-Wooden; D., 2.790; speed, armament same as 'Bagley Launcheá 12 knots, armament, 9 6 in., 41--pdr. and Sovember, 1896
86pdr. R. F.; 1 3-m. field and 2 Colts. ROWAN—D., 210, speed, 27.074 knots;
Built 1858; rebuilt, 1898
LANCASTER-Wooden; D.. sament same as Du Pont
3.250; Launched April, 1898
speed, 9.6 knots; armament 10 5-in. R.
F.; 6 6-pdr. and 2 1-pdr. R. F.; receiySHUBRICK-D.. 200: speed, 26.07 knots; izzament same as Bagley.
ing ship, League Island Navy Yard. Built
Launched 1858. Sctober, 1890
WOLVERINE, formerly MICHIGANSOMERSD 150; speed, 17-5 knots; Iron: D.. 658; speed, 10.5 knots; arma Kuament, 4 1 pdr. R. F., 2 18-in. White- ment. 66-pdr. R. F; 2 kpdr. R. F.; 2
torpedo tubes, 1 submerged bow tube. Gatlings. Built 1844. Purchased in 1898.
MOHICAN-Wooden, D., 1,900; Speed, STOCKTON-D., 200; speed, 26.03 knots; 10.65 knots; armament, 6 tin, R. F.; artament same as Bagley. Launched 4 6-pdr., 2 1-pdr., 2 Colts; apprentice
training ship Built 1872; rebuilt 1883 STRINGHAM-D., 340; speed, 30 knots;
Station ship, Subig Bay, Philippires. Atrament, 4 6-pdr. R. F.; 2 18-in White PHILADELPHIA-Steel; D. 4,410; a torpedo tubes. Launched June, 1899.
speed, 19.68; no armament Receiving TALBOT-D., 4652; speed, 21.15 knots;
ship. Puget Sound Navy Yard. un coent same as Gwin. Launched
PINTA-Ircn; D., 550; speed, 8.5 knots; Svember. 1897.
no armament; Naval Militia duty, Cali2. A. Y, CRAVEN-D., 146.4; speed, fornia. Built 1865. knots, armament same as Dahlgren. RANGER-Iron; D., 1.281; speed, 10 ched September, 1899.
knots; armament, 64-in. R. F.; 4 6-pdr. | THORNTON--D., 200; speed, 27.57 | R. F.: 1 Colt. Built 1873-'76. Naval ste axits; armament same as Bagley. tion, Cavite, Philippines. Anched May, 1890.
REINA MERCEDES-D., 2.335; no ar INGEY-D., 165: speed, 28 knots; | mament: receiving ship, Newport Traindient same as Bagley Launched
ing Station. Captured from Spain. WILKES-D.. 165; speed, 25.90 kaots;
Wooden Sailing Ships. wwament same as Bagley Launched ALLIANCE--Training ship; D., 1,375; wptember, 1901
armament, 6 tin. R. F.; 4 6-pdr., 2 1WINSLOW-D., 142; speed, 24.82 knots; pdr. and 2 Colts. Built 1873-'70. StaOament same as Bagley Launched tion ship. Culebra, Porto Rico. fuary, 1897.
CONSTELLATION - Training saip, STILETTO (Single Screw)--D., 31; | Newport; D.1,970; armament, 6 6.-pdr., goed, 18.22 knots; wooden vessel; 2 4 1-pdr., 2 3-in, field guns, 2 Colts. Built well torpedoes.
EAGRE-D., 275. No armament. Ten-, armament, 8 5-in. R. F., 4 6-pdr.:
| pdr., 1 3-in, field gun 2 Colts Purchased JAMESTOWN-Quarantine ship; D., 1898. " 1,150. Built 1845..
PANTHER-Iron; D., 3,380; speed, 18 MONONGAHELA-Training Squadron; knots; armament, 6 5-in., ' 2 48 R F., D., 2,100; armament, 6 4-in. R. F., 4 6 3-pdr., 1. 3-in, 'field gun, 1 Colt. Pur6-pdr., 1 3-in, field gun, 2 Colts. Built chased 1898. 1862, as steam vessel Storeship, Guan PRAIRIE--Iron; D., 6,620; speed. 14.0 | tanamo, Cuba.
knots; armament, 8 Bin. R. F., 6 6-pdr. PORTSMOUTH-D., 1,125; no arma-1 4 3-pdr., 4 l-pdr., 2 Colts. Purchased ment; Naval Militia service, New Jersey. | 1898. Built 1843.
YANKEE-Iron; D., 6,225; speed, 12.5 ST. MARY'S-D., 1,025; no armament; knots; armament, 85-in. R. F., 6 6-pdr., nautical schoolship, New York. Built 2 1-pdr., 2 Colts. Purchased 1898. 1844.
SARATOGA-D., 1,025; no armament; nautical schoolship, Philadelphia. Built. (In addition to the above there are 10 1842
wooden steam vessels and 5 wooden sail
ing vessels unfit for sea service, 43 tuga Auxiliary Cruisers.
boats, 10 gunboats under 800 tons, captBUFFALO-Steel; D., 6,000; speed, 14.5 ured during the war with Spain, and the knots; armament, 25-in., 44in. R. F... following purchased during the war with 6 6-pdr., 2 Colts. Purchased 1898.
Spain for the "Auxiliary Navy": 23 DIXIE_Steel: D., 6,114; speed, 16 knots; 1 yachts, 18 colliers and 15 special class.)
SUMMARY OF VESSELS IN UNITED STATES NAVY, NOVEMBER, 1906. Fit for Service or Under Repair. Colliers .....................
..... 16 First class battlesbips...
... 16 | Supply ships and hospital ships....... 14 Second class battleship.... Armored cruisers..........
Total ...............................270 Armored ram............ Single turret harbor defence monitor
Under Construction or Authorized, Double turret monitors......
First class battleships.... Protected cruisers..................,
Armored cruisers....... Unprotected cruisers....
Protected cruisers ..., Gunboats ..............
9 Scout cruisers.......... Light draft gunboats................ Gunboat for Great Lakes (not begun) Composite gunboats...
Torpedo-boat destroyers.......... Training ship (Naval Academy) Training ships.... sheathed ................
Collier's .......... Training brigantine..............
Submarine torpedo boats....
Unfit for Service.
1 Wooden cruising vessels, steam... Iron cruising vessels, steam...
7 Wooden sailing vessels............ Wooden cruising vessels, steam.. Wooden sailing vessels....
Total Tugs ..............................
41 Auxiliary cruisers......
327 Converted yachts.....
NAVAL PAY TABLE. Section 13 of the Navy Personnel bill, which became a law or. March 3, 1899, prom vided that "after June 30, 1809, commissioned officers of the line of the Navy and of the Medical and Pay Corps shall receive the same pay and allowances, except forage, as are or may be provided by or in pursuance of law or officers of corresponding rank in the Army: Provided, that such officers when on shore duty shall receive the allowances, but 15 per centum less pay than when on sea duty; but this provision shall not apply to warrant officers commissioned under Section 12 of this act. Provided further, that when naval officers are detailed for shore duty beyond seas they shall receive the same pay and allowances as are or may be provided by or in pursuance of law for officers of the Army detailed for duty in similar places. The pay of officers of the Army of and below the rank of colonel is increased 10 per cent for each five years of service in the grade, until the increase amounts to 40 per cent of the original pay, when no further increase may be made. The pay of a retired officer is 75 per cent of the highest pay of his grade on the active list.
The relativo rank between officers of the Navy (whether on the active or retired list) and officers of the Army is as follows: Admiral 'with general, rear admiral with major general and. brigadier general, captain with colonel, commander with lieutenant colonel, lieutenant commander with major, lieutenant with captain, lieutenant of junior grade with first lieutenant, ensign with second lieutenant.
The Naval Appropriation act, approved June 29, 1906, abolished the distinction between sea and shore pay, officers on shore duty formerly suffering a loss of 15 per cent in compensation. It also provided for retirements under certain circumstances,
Staff :: junior 8
with promotion to the Dext bigbest grade The active list pay table as revised is a
Officers of the Marine Corps.
Pase pay Admiral ............
.........$13,500 Majors, marine corps, line and staff. $2.5M Rear admirals:
| Lieutenant, ravy.................... 1,80 First nine......
7.500 Captains, marine corps: Second nine......:::::
5,500 Line ....................
................. 1,804 Chiefs of bureaus and brigadier gen
2,00 era) commandant of marine corps. 6,500 Lieutenants (junior grade), navy.... 1,504 Captains, navy ..................... 3,500 First lieutenants and leader of band, Judge advocate general and colonels,
1.50 marine corps, line and staff..... 3.500 Ensigns, navy..........
1,40 Commanders, navy.................
3,000 Second lieutenants, marine corps, Lieutenant colonels, marine corps,
chief boatswain, chief gunners, fine and staff ..................... 3.000 chiet carpenters and chief sallLieutenant commanders, navy...... 2,500 makers ........................... 1,40
*Subject to the naval appropriation act for the fiscal year 1907, which provide that "all chaplains now in the navy above the grade of lieutenant shall receive the pay and allowances of a lieutenant commander in the navy according to the lengu of service under the provisions of law for that rank."
Other Officers of the Navy and Tbose Paid as officers. Midshipmen-First five years at sea in other than practice ships, $950; at Nava Academy and elsewhere, $500.
Chaplains, with rank of lieutenant, appointed prior to July 1, 1907- First five Tears, at sea or shore duty, leave or waiting orders,
Second five years $3,800, $1,900.
Professors of Mathematics-First five vears, at sea or shore duty. $2,400; leave o walting orders, $1,500. Second five years, $2,700, $1.800. Third five years, $3,000 ,100. Fourth five years and thereafter, $3,500. $2.600.
Civil Engineers -Same as professors of mathematics.
Assistant Civil Engineere-First five years, sea or shore doty, $1,500; leave o waiting orders, $1,000. Second five years, $1,800, $1,200. After ten years, $2,100 $1,400
Naval Construction-First five years, on duty, $3,200; on leave or waiting orders $2,200. Second five years, $3,400, $2,400. Third five years, $3,700, $2,700. Fourth tivi Sears, $4,000, $3.000. After twenty years, $4,200, $3,200. .
Assistant Naval Constructors--First four years, $2,000, $1,500; second four years 2,200, $1,700; after eight years, $2,600, $1,900.
Warrant Officers (boatswains,' carpenters, gunners, sailmakers and machinists).First three years, at sea, $1,200; shore duty, $900; leave or waiting orders, $700) Second three years, $1.300, $1,000, $800. Third three years, $1.400, $1,300 $900 Fourth three years, $1,600, $1,300, $1,000. After twelve years, $1,800, $1,000 $1,200. Mates (in service August 1. 1894).-At sea, $1,200; shore duty, $900; leave 0
Appointed since August 1, 1894.) At sea, $900; shore duty $700; leave or waiting orders, $500.
UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY.
Situated at Annapolis, Md.
Nomination. The students of the Naval Academy are styled midshipmen. TWO midshipmen are allowed for each SenatorRepresentative and Delegate in ConTess, two icr the District of Columbia, and five each year from the United State: at large. The appointments from the District of Columbia and five each year a large are made by the President. One midshipman is allowed from Porto Rico, who must be a native of that island. The appointment is made by the President, on ih Tecommendation of the Governor of Porto Rico.
The Congressional appointments are equitably distributed, so that in regular conrs each Senator. Representative and Delegate in Congress may appoint one midshipmar uuring each Congress. After June 30, 1913, each Senator, Representative and Delegati 10 Congress will be allowed to appoint only one midshipman instead of two,
The course for midshipmen is six years-.four years at the academy, when the succeeding appointment is made, and two years at sea, at the expiration of which line the examination for final graduation takes place. Midshipmen who pass the examination for final graduation are appointed to fill vacancies in the lower grade: of the line of the navy and of the Marine Corps, in the order of merit as determined by the Academic Board of the Naval Academy,
The Naval Appropriation act of June 29, 1906. prescribed this method of nomina: Tone: "The Secretary of the Navy shall, as soon as possible after the first day 0 June of each year preceding the graduation of midshipmen in the succeeding year houy in writing each Senator, Representative and Delegate in Congress of any vacancy that will exist at the Naval Academy because of such graduation, or tha may occur for other reasons and which he shall be entitled to fill by nomination of canddate and one or more alternates therefor. The nomination of a candidate an alternate or 'alternates to fill baid vacancy shall be made upon the recommendatio: " the Senator. Representative or Delegate, if such recommendation is made by the ourth day of March of the year following that in which said notice in writing 1 swen, but if it is not made by that time the Secretary of the Navy shall fill thi Vacancy by appointment of an actual resident of the state, Congress district
during each Congressioned to appoint only one four years at the acadation of which
SS will be ajo After Juna 30. ate in congre
succeedingesamina nal grand of Naval
THE REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE.
ssionit Washi servies onlial Acaunde
sunervis held at Annapolis of the Navan Ad under the su pare
territory, as the case may be, in which the vacancy will exist who shall have been for at least two years immediately preceding the date of his appointment an actual and bona fide resident of the state, Congress district orierritory in which the vacancy wil exist and of the legal qualification under the law as now provided. In cases where by reason of a vacancy in the membership of the Senate or House on! Representatives, or by the death or declination of a candidate for admission to the academy there occurs or is about to occur at the academy a vacancy from any state, Il district or territory that cannot be filled by nomination as herein provided, the samne may be filled as soon thereafter and before the final entrance examination for the year as the Secretary of the Navy nay determine. The candidates allowed for the District of Columbia and all the candidates appointed at large, together with alternates therefor, shall be selected by the President within the period herein presscribed for nomination of other candidates: Provided, that the President may select a candidate for the District of Columbia for the year 1908."
Candidates allowed for Congressional districts, for territories and for the District of Columbia must be actual residents of the districts or territories, respectively, from which they are nominated. All candidates must, at the time of their examination for admission, be between sixteen and twenty years old.
The Naval Appropriation act of March 4, 1903, provided that the Superintendent of the Naval Academy shall make such rules, to be approved by the Secretary of the Navy, as will effectually prevent the practice of hazıugi and any cadet found guilty of participating in or encouraging or countenancing such practice shall be summarily expelled from the academy, and shall not thereafter be reappointed to the corps of cadets or be eligible for appointment as a commissioned officer in the army or navy or marine corps until two years after the graduation of the class of which he was a member."
For other legislation against hazing see under "Fifty-ninth Congress, First Session, Acts and Resolutions," on page of this volume.
Entrance Examinations.-The following examinations for admission are held: 1
1. The general examination, to be held on the third Tuesday in April, under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission, at points named by the Commission.
2. A second examination to be held at Washington, D. C., only, on the second Tuesday in May, under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission,
3. A third examination will be held at Annapolis, Md., only, on the third Tuesday in June, under the supervision of the Superintendent of the Naval Academy.
Candidates are examined mentally only at the examinations held under the supervision of the Civil Service Commission. All those qualifying mentally who are entitled to appointment in order of nomination will be notified by the Superintendent of the Academy when to report at the Academy for physical examination, and if physically qualified will be appointed. Should any special examination be authorized by the Secretary, other than above, it will be immediately after the third Tuesday in June.
Under the law, candidates failing to pass the entrance examination will not be allowed another examination for admission to the same class unless recommended for re-examination by the Board of Examiners. The Civil Service Commission only conducts the examination of candidates whose names have been furnished by the Navy Department. All correspondence relative to the nomination and examination of candi dates should be addressed to the Bureau of Navigation, Navy Department. Candidates will be examined physically at the Naval Academy by a board composed of three medical officers of the navy. To be accepted applicants must be free from infectious or moral disorder and, generally, from any deformity, disease or inflrmity. No one will be admitted manifestly under size for his age Five feet is the minimum height prescribed for acceptance. When any candidate who has been nominated upon the recommendation of a Senator, Member or Delegate of the House of Representatives is found, upon examination, to be physically or mentally disqualified for admission, the Senator Member or Delegate shall be notified to recommend another candidate who shall be examined according to the provisions of the preceding section.
Candidates are required to enter the Academy immediately after passing the prescribed examinations. No leave of absence is granted midshipmen of the fourth class. Each midshipman must sign articles binding himself to serve in the U. S. Navy eight years (including his time of probation at the Naval Academy), unless sooner discharged
The pay of a midshipman is $500 a year. beginning on admission.
Graduate Appointments.Appointments to fill all vacancies that may occur during a year in the lower grades of the line of the Navy and of the Marine Corps are made from the midshipmen, graduates of the year, at the conclusion of their six years course, in the order of merit as determined by the Academic Board. At least fifteen appointments from such graduates will be made each year. To surplus graduates who do not receive such appointments will be given a certificate of graduation, an honorable discharge and one year's sea pay, as provided for midshipmen.
A tbier the supervised mentally only "All those notified by thon, and if physhe
xaminers to the saintrance examinesday in
UNITED STATES REVENUE CUTTER SERVICE.
(Under the Treasury Department.) TOHN HEDDWARDS, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. having supervision. Captain WORTH G. ROSS, Chief Division Revenue Cutter Service........ April 1, '05 CHARLES A. M'ALLISTER, Captain of Engineers......................... July 3, '05
The U. S. Reverue Cutter Service is a military arm of the Government attached Ito and under the direction of the Treasury Department. The seryice was organized
in 1790 ant constituted the nation's first naval defence. Its duties are to enforce the navigation and customs laws of the United States, assist vessels in distress, protect the seal industry in Alaska, enforce the quarantine laws, together with many other duties appropriate to its vessels. The service co-operates with the navy when di
litary ent. duties in distr
e Unitha val Hartment of the