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Montenegro is a standing
Every, male of military age is
trained to bear arms.; so-are most
of the women. Boys learn to be
l soldiers from their infancy.
in tne JoaiKans you can ten a
c Montenegrin as far as you can
' see him by his erect bearing, the
free swing of his walk and the
way he carries his firearms.
Any woman, however, 'old or
lyoung beautiful or homely, .na
tive or foreigner, may pass alo.ne
tfrorri one end of Montenegro to
another and not a man, even of
the lowest, will offer Tier an fn-
,sult, direct or indirect, , by word
. It is the law of the country th.at
no citizen shall leave his home
without his pistols, or go, more
than a day's lournev without his
rifle. To die quietly inbed is a,
Montenegrins are Serbs, and
their histofy dates from 1389,'
"when at the battle of KossoyO the
Turks annihilated the old.Sryian
I kingdom and fixed their yoke on.
Vthe Balkan peninsula The $ur
ivivprs of the battle fled to the
Blatk mountains, which "the word
Montejiegro means, , and there
v maintained their independertce.
f The black band on their caps is
fworn iri mourning f6r this battle
rof Kossovo, and, will continue "to
be worn until the Turks -are ex-1
o o - '
The Barber (after th,shave)-
Hair dyed, sir? "
Cuctomer (bald-headed) Yes,
it died about five years ago. 1
A GIVING EPITAPH
By Berton Eraley.
When I pass out and my time is
I hope fomo lofty monument,
No splendid procession marching
Along the last long road I go ;
No pqmp.and glory I care for,
When I deparHrom the world of
But I'd Jike to think, when my;
race is through,
That there will be in the world a
Who'll gay, "Well, there is a good
I'm sorry to see him passing on,
Fpr he was a sort that's fair and
The kind of fellow it's hard to
"H6 hadn't money, he hadn't
But he kept the rules and he
" playedthe game,
His eyes were true andhis"laugh'
He held his truth and his honor
And now that his. -work is at an
" end, " '
I know liow much I shall miss my.
V, ' friepdV'' '
Jf'my life shall earn such words
Ijshall sjnilejjn peace as my eye
I shall restjln quiet, and Ije con
tent, With the words of a friend for
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