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bomb of last resort calls for a .gun of
difficult and peculiar pattern. That
Is true. I have seen the gun. It is
asserted that Mons. Turpin handed
the deadly bomb to the government
on the eye of war. That is true. Al
so, that the -war office-inaugurated
experiments. Again, true.
"Within a sheepfold of 400 yards
square a flock of sheep were assem
bled. Prom a safe distance certain
tacticians followed the explosion of
annihilating bombs. Some minutes
later the investigators reached the
sheepfold. An odor of methylates
spirit mingled with menthol was still
discernable. But the sheep were
quite as-gay as before, only-, perhaps,
a little more gay.
"It is said that the German gen
eral staff anticipated that turpinite,
the unseen death, would be used in
extremity to repulse the storming of
Paris. I have even heard that the
kaiser would paymilions for France's
great military secret. These tales,
like the power of turpinite, are pure
fable. Frenchmen fight with bullet,
bayonet or with Maxim guns, not
with an invisible avenger."
As we rose the brave eyes looked
again toward the great war map. One
defiant, little tricolor near Paris
flaunted how far the enemy had been
"A Napoleonic repulse, Your Ex
"By an army of patriots," smiled
the French minister of war.
THE RED, WHITE AND BLUE
Hosiery bearing the British flag is
said to be the popular thing in Lon
don. If the same skirt styles prevail
in London as in Peoria, English wo
men must be almost unanimous in
showing their patriotism. Peoria
Now comes John Bunny with the
declaration that he has made "fun a
serious study" that he has applied
efficiency to the frivolous side of life
and there -you are!
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