Indianapolis News Jan 22 1908 pg 5
NOT MUCH OF A SINECURE. Electrician Describes Work Needed on Uncle Sam's War Vessel. Si..ciaf to Tha Indianapolis Newa.J -NOBI.ESVILLE. -NOBI.ESVILLE. Ind January ti Leslie Haines, son. of John A. Haines.. of Carmel.- Carmel.- thla j county. . is sailing with "Fighting Bob" as first electrician of the flagship Connecticut. He showed unusual mechanical ability while pounding iron In bis father's blacksmith shop, and he ofteri expressed a desire to enter the navy, and i finally enlisted as an electrician. Speaking of his work on the flagship, Lilie writes to his parents: "Jt1 takes 2.800 wires to complete the wiring for the Ktarboard seven-inch seven-inch seven-inch guns alone, all of which have to be tested, tasked, soldered, chipped and connected with; the vnrioua internment and Junction Junction boxes. It will take 12.f-"0 12.f-"0 12.f-"0 coj'per taes to finish tho Job, eo you will seo we have plenty of work." Ilia letter was mailed at IUo Janeiro.