ebaracterlzed by lts efforls at reformmg nui' navy, and the interest the public is tiiking in naval all'airs is luit a natural conetquence of that fact. Tlie necessity of posíessinif a weü-orfranized navy, fully able to protect the country agalnst invasión, wil] be readily acknowledged. But ;lie navy's work work dors not end licre. American intcrests must algobe protectea ii foreign con n tries, and every American, n whatevcr corner of the earth he may ive, has a richt to nsk bis government. "or it. President llarri=on has lately idded to the gallunt st:ift' Mr. Kdwin Stewiirt, as paymaster General of the LJ. S. Navy and tbere can be no doubt as to the wisdom of this appointment. Our navy is doing splendidly and the day is not far distant, when America will be able to battle with the naval forces of nny foreign power.