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Deadly Accuracy of Japanese Gunners
Left Vessel a Wreck in Few Min
utes—Sailors See Their Comrades
Slaughtered on All Sides.
Here la a fragment of a descr'ptioa
of the sea battle last summer near
Port Arthur, when the Russian squad
ron attempted to break out from the
beleaguered port and escape into the
open: "In a moment the bridge re
sounded with the strident voice of the
admiral. The lethargy vanished. Even
before the signal flag had left the yeo
man’s hand the squadron had passed
the bugle call along. To fight now was
Imperative. It had already begun; the
rattle of the Novik's quick-firers rolled
across the summer sea; she was en
gaging the more enterprising of Togo's
scouts. Back the little boats steamed
to shelter under the guns of the bat
tle squadron. The Russians would
fight—the battle flags were bent. The
great ship quivered and then quivered
again. It was only the twelve-inch
guns, but they made the conning tower
rock. The Japanese had maneuvered
and were now standing in on the star
board beam. The Russian admiral
changed his course. Great projectiles
were ricochettlng overhead and rais
ing geysers of salt spray all around
them. But for the present the flagship
could answer shot for shot. The ad
miral clinched the handrail. His face
was still pale, but the fighting light
was in his eyes. ‘Make the fleet sig
nal, "Close up—follow me!"’
"At the same moment there was a
deafening crash and the vessel swung
so that every one in the conning tower
was thrown against the walls. ‘What
was that—mine?’ The dread of mine
and torpedo by this time was ingrained
in every Russian sailor, and as the
flag lieutenant sprang down the ladder
the horrible nightmare of the Petro
pavlovsk leaped before his mental
vision. A deck officer came hurrying
forward. He reported that a large
shell had hit the after thirteen-inch
turret, glanced and In bursting
wrecked the top above. ‘Awful! Poor
fellows! Flesh came down with the
splinters on the deck like confetti In a
"Then the vessel staggered from two
terrific blows forward. The flag lieu
tenant stumbled ahead, drawing his
hands mechanically to his ears, while
the torn fragments of Iron and splin
ter soughed past him. Biting, sting
ing smoke blinded him. while the force
of the concussion flattened him against
a ventilator. The first sight that he
saw was the mangled frame of his
comrade. The top of the poor wretch's
head was gone, a half-burned cigarette
was still between the clinched teeth.
He threw his glance upward—the for
ward smokestack was rent from top
to bottom and the flame and smoke
were licking round the base. The
twelve-inch guns in the forward bat
tery solemnly fired and the ear-split
ting crack of the discharge brought
the youth to his senses. He made for
the ladder. Great God! The conning
tower -and forward bridge were but
torn, smoking and twl-ted wreck.
"A man jumped to the deck. His
face was as black as an Ethiopian, bis
uniform and beard torn and discolored
to a filthy yellow, his left arm. sev
ered at the biceps, was dangling bv
a sinew. 'All are killed, admiral, all,'
the figure gasped as It reeled and sunk
fainting to the deck."
Not Merely Their Quality but Their
Form Handed on From Parents.
The inheritance of bodily character
istics, both by man and the lower an
imals, is too well known to need com
ment, says Collier’s Weekly. In the
same way we are accustomed to think
of mental attributes as being more or
less hereditary. From a priori consid
eration we have every reason to
expect that the organ which Is the
physical basis of the mental facul
ties, the brain, should show In its
structure the influence of heredity. It
has rarely happened, however, that
any comparative study of the brain
structures of near relatives has been
A peculiarly fine opportunity for
fuch observations was afforded when
the brains of three brothers were giv
en to a competent observer for exam
ination. The brains were those of
Willis, Burton and Fred Van Wormer,
all of whom were executed in New
York state. All three brains showed
marked similarity In general form,
differing chiefly in the matter of size.
Some unusual features were present
in all three; one characteristic in par
ticular, which is of great rarity, oc
curred in all three. These facts lend
much support to the idea that pe
culiarities of brain structure are inher
ited as well as peculiarities of face
and figure. In the case of these three
brothers no attempt was made to as
sociate the configuration of the brain
with the nature of the crimes of the
logger Bank the Last Refuge When
North Sea Was Making.
In the days when Great Britain and
Ireland were one—geologically, not
politically—and were part of the con*
Inent of Europe; when the Irish sea,
he Bristol channel, the English chan*
lei, and even the North sea were
merely fertile valleys, various prehis
toric beasts had a vast field on which
to roam.
Edward Martin, in an article In
describes how these lands
oecLine submerged, and how. when
the g*«tt North sea plain sank be*
naath Ike waves, the Dogger island, as
It may be called, was the last to go.
Here the wild animals would nat
urally congregate as they were driven
little by little from their old haunt*
by the ever-advancing sea. and hero
they were all finally entombed when
their last resting place d’sappeared.
And now It Is a common thing for
the trawlers on the famous fishing
ground, which Is all that remains of
the island, to catch among the fish i
bone or two which originally formed
part of an antediluvian animal.
Indeed, the skeletons are said to be
so numerous on the Dogger bank that
scarcely a trawl is brought up which
does not contain a bone or a tooth of
one of the ancient Inhabitants of the
submerged Island.
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