See No. 109.
Lieut. YATES STIRLING, JR., U. S. Navy.—Lieutenant Fullinwider's essay on "The Fleet and its Personnel," hits a synchronizing cord in every officer of our navy. Every one will say to himself after reading the article, that is just what I have believed for years," or, "that is just what I have advocated since the rehabilitation of the navy," but nevertheless, this subject, so vital to our country which must, in spite of all opposition from dissenting parties politic, maintain the position it has won by the sword among the world powers, has been left to a young but very able officer to state clearly and concisely before the country. The white man's burden of colonization has been securely strapped to our back. We must bear it, and for our self-respect and that of the world, we must carry it without staggering.
(1) Administration and Organization.—This is the deep pit into which our navy has fallen and it looks as if the sides were too high and steep for it to get out without assistance from above.