ARMY & NAVY: Shore Leave

A chill westerly wind and heavy rain —bleak January weather, according to the notions of the Northern Hemisphere —prevailed one fine July morning as the U. S. fleet in two detachments approached the harbors of Sydney, New South Wales, and Melbourne, Victoria.

The harbors were plowed with small craft filled with eager observers. The headlands were freighted with watching multitudes gathered from miles around. The Victorian Parliament adjourned for three weeks in celebration. In Melbourne, streetcar men postponed a strike until after the fleet's departure....

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