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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 15, 1912, Image 11

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Montenegro is a standing
army!
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
or action.
. 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,
disgrace.
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
jpelled fronfEurope.
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
spent,
I hope fomo lofty monument,
No splendid procession marching
" slow
Along the last long road I go ;
No pqmp.and glory I care for,
then
When I deparHrom the world of
men. -
But I'd Jike to think, when my;
race is through,
That there will be in the world a
few
Who'll gay, "Well, there is a good
man gone!
I'm sorry to see him passing on,
Fpr he was a sort that's fair and
square,
The kind of fellow it's hard to
' spare.
"H6 hadn't money, he hadn't
fame,
But he kept the rules and he
" playedthe game,
His eyes were true andhis"laugh'
"was "clear
He held his truth and his honor
' dear;
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
asjhose
Ijshall sjnilejjn peace as my eye
lids 'close,
I shall restjln quiet, and Ije con
tent, With the words of a friend for
my monument!
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