REAR-ADMIRAL B. A. FISKE, U. S. Navy.—The plan of naval administration suggested by Commander Stirling seems the ideal plan. Whether we shall be able to have such a plan adopted in practice is another matter. It is very similar to the plan now used by the War Department.
The whole question of administration in any organization is merely a question of division and subdivision of work. In a perfect plan of administration, every man, from top to bottom, would be allotted just such work as he could the most intelligently and efficiently do; and the total Work to be done would be done without friction, and without the interference of anybody in anybody else's work.