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[Need for Fitting Admirals/ —• ♦- JAPAN'S LESSON. t A serious defect is declared by Admiral Sir Cyprian Bridge to exist ia the present administration of the British navy, which, he declares, if not immediately remedied, may lead to disaster in time of war. "The principle involved/ he informed a London newspaper representative, "is a vitally important one. It is that the higher officers of the navy, who in the evenb of war on a great scale would have to oonduet lh» operations, should not daring periods of peace have their minds so occupied in dealing with the provisioa of material that no time ia left to study and consider the great questions of strategy and tactics, without familiarity with which success in war is hardly to be looked for. " It' youbave a particular administrative system running, perhaps, for yeacs in peaoa time, it will be extremely diffioult and full of hazard to endeavour to change ie on tha instant of war occurring. " Hie right principle of naval administration is to arrange ifc so that chango from peace to war should not bring with it any violent transformation of functions. DANGEROUS SITUATION. " Dudor our existing administration, if war broke out either tha higher officers would have the tremendous duty of conducting war imposed upon them in addition to the already heavy duty of considering questions of material, or else tho whole system wouid be thrown out of gear by the necessity of relinquishing the consideration of material in order to direct hostilities. " From the close of the seventeenth century until the fall of Napoleon the British navy was uniformly successful at sea. The system under which this success was achieved and maintained was one in which there was an absolute and entire separation between the work of providing material and the direction of hostilities. "If the great captains of Nelson's day, with their simple material, found it impossible to combine both these duties, it is not likely that any officer of the twentieth century will be able to do so, considering - tbe complicated nature of the machinery and materials of the modern warship. " The Japanese have won great victories on the sea. Yet the many high officers of ) their fleet to whom I spoke when on the . China station, before the outbreak of the war, showed no inclination to postpone ) strategical and tactical studies to the consideration of questions of material. These, they said, could be perfectly well looked > after by professional experts brought up to deal with them, and not to manage naval hostilities." j ■ =^^=^=^=!!!=; Radium and Cancer. IMPOETANT DEVELOPMENTS. > The New York correspondent of the London " Daily Telegraph " reports :■— At last there ia apparently on reoord a ) substantial success in the killing of cancer by solvent radium, and the new treatment, as demonstrated at the Flower Hospital in ) New York, will undoubtedly command world-wide attention. The method employed is the insertion of celluloid pencils " coated with a solution of radium, and it fc differs from the use of radium in tubes as 3 a destroyer of cancerous cells. Many statements of the good results secared have been circulated lately, hut > were treated with considerable suspicion until Di* King himself lent tho authority of his name to the value of the new troat- - mont, That greater radio-activity is 3 showu by radium in solution used as coating on pencils than in tubes has been clearly !, demonstrated. The radium pencils inserted 3 to the cancorou3 growth have, it is affirmed, i destroyed the cancerous cells without broakiug down the living tissues. 1 hey are left in contact fur twenty-four hours or longer, and it is stated that most satiafac- » tory results have been secured. » Dr William Harper, president of tho t University of Chicago, v cited ns a not ible (sxamplo of the efficiency of the radium euro. A few weeks ago the doctors ga vo up hope in his case, declaring that he was I suffering from fatal intaraal caucer. Since ! ho has been under treatment by ladium and X-ray 3he has progressed splendidly, j and bow works eight hours a day, and looks in good health. Tha siza of the cancerous i tumour is rapidly diminishing, aud his r.l- | ready been reduced from eighteen to seven i s square inches. Two cases guaranteed by s Dr King as genuine radium cure 3 are those 5 of a treated for cancer of Ihe tongue j t and of another for cancer of the foofc. In > both instautos the growth has disappeared. Important experiments with the n<nv agency are now bein<? conducted at the 0 leiding hopitals in New York. r Tho price of radium is now ,£173,000 '•> an ounce, and there is scarcely at>y in Knglaud. Thi?, to a great extent, is due to the action of Austria, the greatest r radium-producing country, which refuses 1 to allow &ny radium te ba exported. Aus--3 trin, iadeed, has practically "cornered" j radium. " Kudium 'is almost pi iceless now," a said Sir William Kacnsay to the 'Daily i, Mirror/ "for the simple reason that we cannot get any. 'J'he only place where radium is likely to be found in England is r in Cornwall. A company waa formed to a obtain radium from thenco, but so far a3 I a know none has been put on the market. Some time ,ago, however, whea radium wns j one-twelfth its present price, many wealthy i j. private persons bought small quantities of ! j radium to place in their museums, or ! a Bimply as a curiosity. I think if these people knew how willing we were to pay a j raasonable price, that is, probably ten times what they gavg for it, they might be wil- . ling to come forward and sell it to us. ■ M oreover, they would be conferring a great '' national benefit by enabling us to continue ' our researches."

Winter Weathke —As we anticipated a cold snap, with wet and slushy roada, we have just opened up a consignment of ( W inter goods. Bluemei'a. celluloid mudguards with flaps on front guard j also steel enamelled giiards, ladies' and gents' splashers for front guards, capes, trouser cuffs, zinone oil for preventing rust, etc, saddle covers, Vacuum Oil Oo.'s patent oil tins, lubricating and burning oil, carbide, chains and chain lubricants, tyres, etc; and I as to quality we say, "If you get it from Cahson's it'a right." ' 6 0 Since being placed on the New Zealand market the Royal Standard Pills have been in great demand. The Pills may now be obtained from all chemists and Tgrocers in Ashburton 3 0 Woods' Great Peppermint Cure. for Coughs r»nd Colds never fails. Is 6d "• T. liuliock. - QR SAL £ 2 SHARES in No. 2 Industrial BuildiDg Society. T. BULLOCK. Tinwald, FOR SiLE. O Sections together with cottage, fronting i 3 Thompson Street j suitable for a family man,as it is cot far from the School. Easy terms of payment. Apply to T. BULLOCK. FOR SALE, QMALL PROPERTY, L ongbeach Dis kJ tricfc, 21 Acres, being R.S. 24366, with Plantations, etc., below Waterton Township. Price .£l3O. Easy Terms of Pay men f-. T. BULLOCK. MONEY f¥}O Land on Approved Freehold SeouriJL ties, spocial'sums of JE2GOO, ,£3OO, and £1600. T. BULLOCK. toTet. OFFICE or small Shoo in the Arcade. T. BULLOCK. to~Tet. SHOP with dwelling rooms attached, situated in Moore Street. T, BULLOCK, ! Agent, j toTet, I TJrv WELLING HOUSE of 6 rooms, with | JLJ Verandah, detached Waahhouso,etc, Aitken Street. T< BDILOOK> A gene. tcTlet. COTTAGE of Four Rcoraa, detached WashhousPjOt-c., together with h acre .f laud, frjnlinjj Aljen's Enad, AUenton. T. BULLOCK, Agent, ,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6597, 16 June 1905

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6597, 16 June 1905