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-r- ill!; LORD FISHER'S RETIREMENT. Admiral of the Fleet Lord Fislier. of Kil-, verstone celebrated ;11:; 69th birthday on Tuesday, and relinquished his 'position as First Sea Lord of the Admiralty after seven and a half years' almost continuous service at the Admiralty, probably the most eventful period, says the ''Telegraph," since steam was introduced into the Fleet. He entered the Fleet in 1854, and he has impressed it deeply with his own person- ality there is no department which has poot felt the influence of his energy. His will always be associated with the foiimla- tion. of the torpedo and gunnery schools at Portsmouth, with the schemes of training for officers and men, with the introduction of, the water-tube- boiler mid turbine, and with the design of the Dreadnought and other vessels of new types w"l ich have now passed into the Fleet. The retiring First Lord was also, of course, responsible for shifting the balance of Briticlv naval power from Southern to Northern waters, for the estab- lishment of the present Home Fleet, and for the reorganisation of the reserve so ae to render vessels on a peace footing almost in- stantly ready for war, whereas formerly they were unmanned. Though Lord Fisher is retiring from the Board he will still remain on the active let, and he has been appointed a member of the Committee of Imperial Defence.

MAN WHO 19 ALL BONE.

HELPLESS WARSHIP.

BLISSFUL IGNORANCE. •

JFUN AND FANCY.

! HOME HINTS.

USEFUL RECIPES.

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