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Thc Names of Warships,
Some OL the many Greet and Latin
names for British warships hare been
subjected by sailors to a "ser.-changc"
which makes them more modern
.. though kss poetic. Bellerophou and
" Bellsarlus were good enough for offi
cers and landsmen, but the men before
the mast preferred "Billy Ruffln" and
"Bully Sawyers." Our own sailors
have shown considerable activity in
: the same linc, especially as to names
of Indian origin. Admiral Porter,
writing on this subject soon after tho
civil wnr. said Agnmenticus had been .
quickly turned Into "Aggy meant to
The Admiral was Inclined to think
our Indian names more objectionable
than those in the classic style; but
B?ch titles have at least the adran
y? tage of being altogether national, for
they are the onlj' strictly American
names that could be found. Indeed,
they arc more suitable than the classic
namcJ In every wa}*, for it seems more
reasonable to think of a great mass of
- wood and metal in connection with a
mountain like Katahdln or Tacoma
than with 'maginary nymphs and
swains of whom Ovid told pretty
stories about two thousand years ago.
-Topeka (Kan.) State Journal.
The Oldest Volunteer.
A New York State doctor, aged 103, volun.
leered hld services to tho President recently,
and expressed a desire to enter tho army as a
' Burgoon. Even nt his nd vaneo d yenrs ho ean
rcadwlthout classes, and walk 10 to 13 miles a
diy. Tho oldest standard medicine ls Hostot
ter's Sto-iiaeh flitters, which bas no equal for
Indigestion, dyspepsia, constipation, fevers
.ind liad blood. It Btrongthen?, purines and
vitalizes. Ono bottlo docs much s?od
Corporal Anthony, thc brave .marine on the
HI-inted Maine, is now on tho Detroit.
To Cure Constipation Forever.
T.iko Cascareis Candy Cathartic. 10c or 23c.
If CL C. C. fail to cure, druggists refund money.
Cotton is rapidly collected by a now picker
consistins of a piece of hose, ono end attached
to a suction pump, tho other to the arm of the
operator to suck in the cotton picked by hand
and fed toward the open mouth of tho hose.
To Cure it Cold In One Dny.
Tnko Laxative Promo Quinine Tab'ctf*. AU
Druggists refund money if It f?llst? euro. 35c.
Fifteen years a?o Rending. Pa., did not
have a slncrle hosiery mill. Now it has 10,
employing 2,500 hands.
Fits normanently cored. No Mts or nervous
ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great
Nerve Restorer, ??tri al bottle and treatise freo.
DR. It. II. Kr.ixr, Ltd.. 331 Arch St. Phila., Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething,softens the ,'nm;. reduces inflamma
tion, allays pain, cures wind colic. 2>j. a bottlo.
Rev. H. P. Carson. Scotland, Dnk.. fays:
"Two bottles of Ha 1 l's Catarrh Cu re comple to
ly cured my little girl." Sold hy Druguists, 75c.
Lyon A Co's "Pick Leaf "fintoMn: Tobacco
does not make every mouth ns sweet a? a rose,
tnt comes "miebty nish"- does elvo every
vue a most delightful smoke. Try lt.
"Our future shall bo determined by us and
not for us." says Prof. Thoo.lore S. Woolsey.
No-To-liac for Fifty Cents.
Guaranteed tobacco habit euro makes w^ak
men strong, blood pure. 50?, $1. All druggist?.
Lyu!ph Stanley, a wealthy, all-round sport,
enlisted in a Colorado regiment.
Sensitive to every little indiscretion in
eating, oven to exp "suro to draughts and
to ovcr-pcrspiration-this condition ls
pleasantly, positively nnd permanently
overcome by tho magic tonic touch of
Hood's Sarsaparilla, which literally
"makes vo:ik stomachs strong." It also
creates an appetite-makes you feel real
hungry, and drives away all symptoms Of
dyspepsia. Be suro to get
America's Greatest Medicine. AH druggi-ds.
Hood's Pills cure all liver HU 25cents.
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Patriotism in Germany.
In Germany they teach patriotism in
the popular schools; in England lt i3
?Ot taught-at any rate, not officially.
In Germany the Kaiser's birthday, the
anniversary of Sedan and other na
tional'landmarks are celebrated in tho
national schools. They have feasts
and music and excursions; but the
children have kept clearly before their
. eyes the reason for their rejoicings.
Indeed, the law impresses upon parents
and children that all voluntary ab
sence from these school feasts is an
offence. There were parents who kept
their children back, especially from
-"The Sedan commemoration, and this on
conscientious grounds. But now no
longer; "for," says the magistrate,
"auy unexcused absence from patriotic
festivals established by the school
shall be considered as voluntary non
attendance, and inspectors, teachers,
and the authorities concerned are here
by instructed to this effect."
Patriotism a la pedagogue, perhaps,
but patriotism none the less; and the
children of a great empire might per
haps do well to take a leaf out of a
book made in Germany.
An Immense China Closet.
Tho czar of Russia probably owns a
greater quantity of china than any
other persou iu the world; He has the
china belonging to all tho Russian
rulers as far back as Catherine tho
Great. It is stored in an immense
closet in the TVintur palace at St. Pe
A LIVING WITNESS.
Mrs. Hoffman Describes How She
Wrote to Mrs. Pinkham for
Advice, and Is Now WelL
DEAR MRS. PIXKHAM:-Before using
your Vegetable Compound I was a
great sufferer. I have been sick for
months, was troubled with severe pain
in both sides of abdomen, sore feeling
in lower part of bow
els, also suffered
could not sleep.
I wrote you a
ing my case and
ing ;ne just
what to do. I
followed your direc
tions, and cannot praise your medicino
enough for what it has done for mc.
Many thanks to you for your advice.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound has cured me, and I will recom
mend it to my friends.-Mrs. FLOI.E?? CE
R. HOFFMAN, 512 Roland St., Canton, O.
The condition described by Mrs. Hoff
man will appeal to many women, yet
lots of sick women struggle on with
their daily tasks disregarding the
urgent warnings until overtaken by
The present Mrs. Pinkham's experi
ence in treating female ills is unparal
leled, for years she worked side by side
with Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, and for
sometimes past has had sole charge?
of the correspondence department of
her great business, treating by letter
as many as a hundred thousand ailing
women during a single year.
W ANTKD-Case of bad b-aitlt that KT I" A N S
? ? will not benefit. Send ? cts. to Kipans Chemical
Co" NewYork, for 10 samples and lui'U tcii'lmonials.
I -ililli! I ll IBIIMII Ililli -i '
UUStS WHfcKt ALL ELSfc FAILS.
Beat Cough Syrup. Tartes Good. Usc
in tim" RoM hr rtnirolKfjL
A BATTLESHIP'S KITCHEN
THE COOK'S CALLEY THOROUGHLY UP
TO DATE IN ITS APPOINTMENTS.
tinnily Presided Over by Jap Cooks
Very Neat and Homelike and Provide
Jack nnd H is Superiors With Fine Food
- Co fleo Sci ved Daring the Hat Ho.
When the nows of Commodore
Dewey's gr?at victory at Manila was
sent over the wires it was recorded
that during the entire engagement
Paymaster Martin made aud served
coffee to the officers and men. It is
difficult to associate a kitchen and a
cook with a battleship, but every one
of the big fighting monsters with its
terrible guns and turrets and flags has
;ts kitchen. It is called a "gulley"
on board ship, and it is one of tko
most important places on board to
both the o .Hoers and the men.
Nothing gives an American tar such
a relish for food as the smell of powder
and smoke. It has become quite a
fashion of late to divide a battleship
up as though it were human, giving
it brains and eyes, a heart and lungs,
but no prominence is given to tho
galley or the mau in tho galley, who
is quite au important personage. The
mau in tho galley is usually a Japan
ese, for almost every one of the big
ships has a Jap cook and a staff of
servants of the same nationality. m,,e
boys wait on tho officers' table, <3iu*t,
clean silver, carry messages, and-at
tend to minor housekeeping duties in
a way that would put the average
housemaid tr a groat disadvantage.
It is qui'.e possible that duringa
great battio like that of Manila a self
centred Japanese cook might continue
his work of decorating ah entree or
giving an expression to a soup, w hile
tho enemy's gnus boomed against the
side of his rango or ooppor pans.
While the space that is given to com
fort on a man-of-war is necessarily
limited, its interior is ape to striko
one as luxurious in comparison with
the stern and frowning exterior of the
graat lead coiored monsters. The
galley is as thoroughly up to dato in
its appointments and cooking arrange
ments as tho kitchen of a modern resi
TI ere ia a large hotel rango with
splendid ovens, from which each day
th' rook turns out tempting brown
h..ves and even pies and cakes, that
must make many a Jackie think of
home. There are great copper soup |
boilers and coffee boilers in which
tl.\se two items of the mcnurare pre
pared by the gallon. Then there aro
copper pots'aud pans pu shelves iu
rows, bright and shining ns those in
the kitchen of our great New York
hotels. There ave cupboards, too, in
which thc sugar and tho spices and
other cooking condiments are kept all
nicely labelled, for there is no slip
shod housekeeping on a man-of-war.
There are other cupboards with sliding
doors and spring locks that whoa
oponed disclose rows of cutlasses and
rides aud great long revolvers in
racks from tho door to tho ceiling.
Tho china, silver and glassware
used on our American battleships aro
pretty enough to delight a woniau,
and women as n rule are particular
about china. The sailors havo ruder
ware, but that used nt tho < .Hoers'
mess is white and fragile, with a do
vico of an anchor in gol I on each
piece. The glasses, which are fixed
in stationary fasks on a sideboard in
the wardroom, wliich, by tho way,, is
drawing room, sitting room, dining
room, nil iu on?, aro of cut. ware aud
are ornamented with a naval device.
Some of the battleships hare gorgeous
silver services, but that ordinarily"
used is nu rip-to-date and completo set
of spoons, knives and forks in all tho
different sizes. Then there are in
dividual pepper mills in silver, salt
collars, and salvors, ali of which are
kopt in shining pcrfe ;tion.
Tho sailors ou board our American
ships live much hotter than tho work
ingman on land. When iji port they
have *resh meats and vegetables, and
when at sea for any length of timo the
terrors of tho old time regimen of salt
pork and salt boef aro mitigated by a
supply pf canned vegetables which
give variety. Pesidos this, Uncle Sam
is so generous to his men that the al
lowance for erich is too much,and they
have formed a system of pooling the
supplies which gives each man an
amouut of money which he can spend
for extra things for thc table.
The officers have their special cqok
and, of course, their speci'.il foods,
which in port are apt to comparo fav
orably to those offered on the menu of
a firstclass hotel. They appoint a
caterer and steward from among their
number each month whose duty it is
to look after thc welfare of the mess.
The wine mess is contributed to on
The mau in the galley, like the
stokers, doesn't get much glory out of
naval warfare, bnt he is an important
man in his place. Who can tell
whether many a glorious victor/y has
not resulted fronia well-cooked break
fast or dinner and crushing defeat
followed on an indigestible pie or a
badly seasoned ' chop? Paymaster
Martin's coffee must have possessed
the elixir of victory, whether it was
made with au egg, according to rule,
or just thrown together any oil way.
-New York Sun. .
Things Worth Knowing.
A mile is 320 rods.
A mile is 1760 yards. r
A mile is 5280 feet.
A rod is IC 1-5 feet or 5 1-2 yards.
A square rod is 272 l-l square feet.
An acre contains 160 square rods.
An acre contains 43,560 square feet.
An acre is about 208 3-4 feet square.
A pint of water weighs ono pound.
A solid foot contains 7.48 solid pints.
A square foot ia 144 square inches.
An acre contains 4840 square yards.
A quarter section contains 160 acres.
A square yard contains 9 square
A solid foot cortains 1728 solid
A pint ofr water holds 28 7-8 solid
A gallon of water holds 231 solid
An acre is 8 rods wide by 20 rods
A solid foot of water weighs 62 1-2
A barrel (31 1-2 gallons) holds 4 1-8
A section, or square mile, contains
A bushel (struck) contains 2150
A gallon of milk weighs 8 pounds
A struck bushel contains about 11-4
A bushel (heaping) contains 1 1-4
A "hair's-breadth" is 1-48 of an
Space has a temperature of 200 de
grees below zero.
A grain of magnesia will color 50,
000,000 grains of water.
An inch of rainfall is equal to 14,
500,000 gallons per square mile.
HUMAN NATURE LIKES PETS.
Thin Is Especially True of Human Nut uro
That Goos Into Camp.
They call them mascots ia the lan
guage of the camp. Tho word is the
cover for the exprfession of the sol
diers* affections. The brawny Mis
sourian, carrying about in tho hollow
of his arm a half-grown rabbit and oc
casionally touching it with a caress so
delicate that the shy creature forgets
to shrink, hasn't any thought of luck
to come from the possession. He has
found something which affords a vent
for the synijmthctio and emotional of
his nature. You can't "take a youn*
American volunteer away from homo
n,nd social surroundings and make of
him in a week amachine to fight and
kill. It is human nature for tho regi
ment to have pets, and the fresher
from home the command tho moro in
number and extravagant in character
tho pets, by misnomer called mascots.
The Missourians who received from
the hands of a little girl in Athens,
Ohio, her rabbit as they came through
to Camp Algor, near Washington,have
preserved it and tamed it until tho
. bunuy hops amon? the tents and re
fuses all opportunities to escapo. Tho
self-appointed guardians take it out
in the woods to pasture on the ten
derest.grass and it hops back to camp
with a loyalty to its ?jossessors which
As interesting as the lavish expres
sion of the soJdiers' sentiments tow
ard their pets is the appreciative re
sponse of the brute creation to tho
enforced adoption. There doesn't
seem to be any representativo of ani
mal creation which will liot take kind
ly to camp life and to men in uniform
after the first strangeness wears off.
Of course thc mascot dog is tho head
of the list. There is iu canine dispo
sition a liking for vagtbondage which
answers qu':L:ly to the invitation.
When the . .uteers visit Washing
ton for a day off the dogs follow them
back to camp. The higher the strain
of blood the more luxurious the home
kennel ?f thc dog, the moro willing
ho seems to be to quit his comforts
and enlist with the soldiers at a snap
of the fingers or au encouraging look.
You may see on tho curbstone in
Washington a group of soldiers gath
ering strength for tho long tramp to
Georgetown and over tho aqueduct
bridge to the Falls Church eloctric
cars. Beside them will squat tho fox
hound of costly pedigree looking up
in their faces with admiration and
confidence. And when the soldiers
slowly got upon their feet and move
off the dog follows with an air of
"Whither thou goest I will go."-St.
STATURE OF AMERICANS.
Surgeon in the United Stat?? Anny Says
the Average Is 07 Indies.
' In a paper read by Maj. Henry S.
Kilbourne, surgoon of tho United
States army, before tho Association of
Military Surgeonsbf the United States,
he advocated the theory that the phys
ical power of a race of people, and
consequently their capacity for work,
is measured by their average stature.
Fdr every iuch of height between
five aud six feot the extreme breath
ing capacity is iucroascd eight cubic
inches; tho vital capacity being at its
maximum at 35 years. A table of
measurements of 190,021 native white
Americaus, accepted ? for the military
service of the United Stains, shows
that the number of men below sixty
three inches in height, is but little
greator than that bf the class above
seventy-three inches. Tho most nu
merous class is included between sixty
seven and sixty-nine inch?s, and this
standard class would have a greater
chest girth thau the average.
The mean hight of 125 United
States naval cadets above the age of
23 years was 67.80 inches. As these,
men are drawn from all parts aud
classes of the United States, thej
represent very nearly the typical phys
ical development of tho American peo
ple of 25 years of age.
Major Kilbourne concludes that tin
commingling strains of Celtic, Danish^
Norwegian and German blood among
our peoplo have thus far work od no
deterioration of physical quality.
"Not so the swarthy, low-browed and.
stunted peojde now swarming to our
shoros. Absorbed into the body of
the people, these multitudes must in
evitably evolve au inferiority of type,
To realize the resift of such a contin
gency, let it bo considered ihat the
loss of an inch in stature might bring
in its train the loss of national ascend- j
ency. Let us take caro then that the
state shall suffer no barm-Boston
In n Mexican Household.
As all cookiug is dono with char
coal and ovens are practically un
' known in private houses, very few
families bake bread. The small hard
crusted loaves of French bread are de
livered all ove:- the city in g:eat bas
kets four feet across that are carried
ou the heads of carrac.-ores.
The arrangement of furniture is
much more formal than in the United
States. It is a very common sight to
see a splendidly furnished parlor with
a row of straight-backed chairs all
alike with their backs against the
wall and as close together as they can
, be placed clejvr around tho room.
A good Mexican cook relieves the
mistress of the house of worry and re
sponsibility in a manner that is al
most unknown in tho United States.
The cook is given so much a day and
with this amount she will purchase
each morning all the provisions of the
day, including even the staples thai
are usually bought in largo quantities
in other countries. On a doilar a day
a cook will provide a very good table
for a family of three or four, and get
enough beans and tortillas and chile
to set the servants' '* ,.o besides.
They can rp-1'- ? ^""cer than their
mistresses, bemuse they can drive
sharper bargains with the market men
of their own class,and they have more
patience to haggle over thelastpenny.
The Homo of Buddha.
Far away on the border of Nepal,
the home of Gautama Buddhahos been
discovered. Buddha lived about 500
B. C., and was the son of the Bajah of
Kapilavastu. A pillar, inscribed by
the Emperor Asoka in the third cen
tury B. C.. marks the city's site. The
ruins are all of brick and are covered
with jungle and so extensive that their
exploration will require years. The
city was destroyed during Buddha's
lifetime. It was a mass of ruins in
A. D., 410, when the first Buddhist
Chinese pilgrim made his way there.
The buildings now being excavated
are older than anything known in
Then He Got Mad and Didn't.
"If you don't have me," he cried,
"I'll blow my brains out."
"Ah!" she said, "I knew you didn't
love me as the man who wins my hand
must love me. Blowing your brains
out would simply amount to nothing.
It would be the least thing you could
The polar currents are said to con
tain less salt than those from the
Experiments in England have proved
that tine coal is au excellent matorial
for sewage filtration.
Glaciers are formed by the accumu
lation of snow on mountains or ele
vated table lands. The snow ia com
pressed into ice by ita. own weight.
Lord Kelvin puts the age of the
sun at 100,000,000 years. At its pres
ent rate of combustion the sun will
last from 7,000,000 to 15,000,000 of
years before burning itself ont.
Certain butterflies have very trans
parent wings nud these are thought by
Baise io be even more effectual for
protection than conspicuous "warn
ing" stripes or other markings.
Bacteria aro found everywherp iu
tho air and in our homes, choy are so
minute that 2.r?0,000,000 could he ac
commodated on a ponuy postage stamp,
and they multiply with incredible
Twelve thousand mail cars of the
German railroads are now lighted ly
olectricitj', storage batteries being em
ployed. The light has given full sat-*
isfaction ami is also said to be cheaper
than the gas light used hitherto.
Experiments made in compressing
flour ohow th.'.t the bulk may be re
duced two-thirds without injury to the
quality. It is molded by hydraulio
pro?sure into bricks, which are sweet,
wholesome and proof against damp.
A musket ball may be fired through
a pane of glass, making a hole the
3ize of tho ball without cracking the
glass, if the glass be suspended by a
thread. It will make no difference,
and the thread will not even vibrate.
Sunstroke generally occurB to per
sons laboring in the open air and sun
shine, but it would be better named
heat-stroke, for it eau occur even in
winter in a close, darkened room
where the temperatnr? is for -a long
time above the normal.
Astronomers generally now admit
that the moro"" recent" studies of tho
piar its Mercury and Veuus tend to
confirm SchiapnrelH's opinion, ad
vanced some years ago, that both of
them turn on their axes ouco while
revolving about the sun.
A new life bolt is made of sheet
rubber, which passes round the neck,
across the chest and round tho waist,
and can be inflated in one minute by
tho mouth ; its weight is about one
pound, aad it is alike flexible, light,
and easily placed in position.
It is estimated that a human being
takes in by respiration 30,000 germs
each day, or 100 millions a year. Not
only aro most of them harmless, but
they give flavor to butter, cheeso,
game, etc., and they are the scaven
gers of nature. They are absolutely
necossary for the "round of life."
Carving a? nu Art.
Only persistent practice and defi
nite knowledge make carving a pleas
ure and a success. Neither illustra
tion nor diagrams are of much assist
ance in learning this art.* As a dis
tinguished authority on carving says
in his monograph on tho subject: "Il
lustrations cannot provo hopeful be
cause tho actual thing before us bears
faint resemblance to pictures, these
being able to give us only surface
with no hints of what may be inside."
By right of precedence, the carver's
chair belongs to the head of the house,
either father or mother, bat weariness,
preoccupation, or, moro often, a par
ent's pleasnre in contemplating the in
creasing deftness of a. clever Bon or
daughter in presiding over and prop
erly distributing a joint, fowl or fish,
leads the elders to rosign in favor of
tho youth when guests are not pres
? Carving at the table, it is said, is
now considered not only a useful art,
but a social accomplishment as well.
A practical knowledge of its process
should be a part of the education of
all young people.
Children should know how to carve
by the timo they aro fifteen years old.
In France a boy is required to take
his turn in cutting and serving meats
at the table as soon as he is strong
enough to handle the knife and tall
enough to readily reach the joint or
fowl. Somotime he stands upon a
broad stool made for tho purpose, and
ho is proud when he is successful, and
ashamed when found imperfect,
Fin Motor* foi' Propelling Coats.
A curious device for propelling boats
automatically against the waves is the
fin motor of H. Lindon of Naples,
which has given to the little wooden |
boat 2 of a Berlin maker the name
of "autonauts." The motor imitates
the tail fins of dolphins, etc. Each'
fin consists of a steel bar, from which
flat blades, tapering in thickness, pro
ject backward like the teeth of a
comb, and each end of the boat is
fitted with one of these fins, placed
horizontally so as to rest on the snr
face of tho water at right angles to the
keel. The waves bend the steel
blades, which, reacting, press the
wat jr backward, aud thus move the
boat forward against the waves. The
fins have been successfully tried on
i boats up to eighteen feet in length, a
boat fourteen feet long having been
found to rcquiro a total active fin sur
face of ten square feet, and a speed
of about three miles au hour has been
obtained in a sea stirred up by a strong
wind. The one use thus far found
for the "autonauts" is that of dis
tributing oil to calm the water to
windward of fishing smacks. The
little boats aro readily steered by
changing the position of the fins, and
are made to move backward by re
versing both fins so that they point
forward, or m.-,ile stationary by point-"
ing the fins tr ?vard each Hher.
In the Bull Cock Hills.
There is a boy in Taney county, ac
cording to a story which is making
the rounds, who has a record which
perhaps few, if any, old hunters eau
match. He killed a deer with a mar
ble. True, the marble was shot from
a gun, but still the **currence may be
ranked among the most unusual of
hunting events. The lad was ont in
the woods shooting, and he had ex
hausted his supply of shot. He had
put into his muzzle-loader, a single
barrel gun of the old pattern, a charge
of powder, when he discovered that
his shot pouch was empty. The boy
had in his pocket a marble which he
used as a "taw" in playing the com
mon game. The marble exactly fitted
the muzzle of the gun, and hardly
thinking what might result from ex
periment, the young hunter dropped
the "taw" down ou the wadding cover
ing the powder. Strange things hap
pened down in the Bull Creek hills,
and on his way home tho boy came
upon a deer, which, at close range,
stood and challenged his aim. The
adventurous scion of good hunting
stock leveled his gun, pulled the trig
ger and brought down the game, the
marble boring a hole in the vitals, of
the deer,- Kansas City Journal,
HOV MEN DIB IN BATTI/4
j Bravely, Invariably, Though Regulars Pirst
. \ Examine Their Wounds.
"Jf you want to know how men die
In battle, ask some of those who have
been at Wilson's Creek, on one side
or tko. other," said Judge Daviu Alur
I pby of th? Criminal Court.
"I was in Totten's Battery, and I saw
them,, wounded and dying, falling thick
pad fast around me. iou may say that
1 saw. not one man flunk in the face of
death on that terrible day of fight and
bloodshed. While I was firing my gun
from Broody Hill a youngster, not more
than. 20 years old, suddenly jerked his
leg. He uttered a sharp, quick cry,
then bent down and tore the trousers
away from the place on his shin where
a minnie had struck ulm. He looked
up with a smile, patted thc wound with
hie hand, pulled tho torn trousers down
and went on shooting. Five minutes
later he yelled again, and his hand went
up to the fleshy part of his left arra.
ri.H again!' he Mid, sat down behind
the be '.tie rrxr.kd and examined his arm.
j "? 'ho wound was only skin deep, and
that seemed to please him hugely, for
he ^ed his handkerchief around it, and
again went forward Into the ranks with
"You're fighting in bad luck today,
Pete," said a comrade. The youngster
turned his face to answer back, ana .by
the snapping of his eyes it could be
seen that his mind iramcd' a saucy, de
fiant reply. Just then his jaw dropped.
A ball plowed its way through his
mouth, leaving nothing but a bloody,
tongueless cavity. With a hoarse gur
gle the fellow tnrew his gun on tho
ground and fled back of the lines. Ho
was found in a hospital afterward, but
"On thafsame day I encountered
three men under a tree'. Their faces
were ashen gray, showing that they
were mortally wounded. I asked them
why they were not attended to, and
one of them said that as it waa all over
I.with them they wanted the surgeons
to attend first to those who could bo
saved. One of them was smoking a
short briar-wood pipe.
"What are you doing, my friend?" I
"'Taking my last smoke,' he an
swered,' his glassy eyes looking stead
fastly at me. Another was reading a
letter. He held lt up to his face, but
I could see that he was not making any
headway. His eyes were growing dim,
and his weak, trembling hands folded
the missive and thrust it Into his breast
pocket He was perfeci?r resigned to
his fate, and had not a word to say.
When I returned in the evening, after
a lilli, I found the three men dead.
Their faces" were white and set in the
shadow of "the tree under which they
lay. By the placidity of the features I
knew that they had met death without
"That's all bosh about men raving
about mother, home and heaven. Al!
the men I have seen die, or near doath,
were quiet and perfectly rational. Thoy
made no fuss. Those that did were I
usually delirious, entirely out of their
minds. Tho faces of thesie were fre
quently distorted, and gave every evi
dence; of the_niental and physical agony
they had endured.
One thing struck me as peculiar.
Nearly all the regulars exhibited an In
stant desire to examine their wounds
when they were hit, and the expression
o? their faces Indicated in a moment
whether they wer slightly or mortally
wounded. They seemed to know with
unfailing certainty. If the wound was
Blight and in a place whore they cou:d
tie lt up conveniently, they did so, and
Hfen went back.into the fighting Unes.
If it was mortal, their grave, pale faces
betrayed their knowledge. The volun
teers were not so well posted, but thoy
were braye as lions, and seldom gave
ai? unless seriously hurt."
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fifty aro without chaplains.
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Military records contain quite a
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disguised as men, have entered the
army and distinguished themselves on
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In 1872 a soldier who hod enlisted
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mouth. At the conclusion of the pa
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regiment of volunteers, and but for
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In 1700 a woman made a determined
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A woman who boasted that she had
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As opposed to these women, who
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T A COMPLETE WRECK
1 Six bottles ot GCRSTLC'S FCMALK
i now on t-ho last bottle ana is feeling as
tan ever before in her fife.
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