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FAITHFUL TO DEATH
STORY OF DEVOTION TOLD BY JAPANESE OFFICER. In Pctne of Frightful Carnage Elder ly Soldier Thought Only of Protect ing Hia Young Master —His Own Wound Unnoticed. in the melee of blood and jwmjii) that I saw a sight that touched me™eeply. I noticed two men in ouh ranks; and later 1 found out that the younger of these men came from a well-to-do Samurai family; the oldar man was also from the same place. In fact the father of the older man had spent all his life in the sendee of the family from which the younger man came On this terrific dar. when they were within a few melon, of the Russians, when they fought with rocks, swords and anything they could get hold of ! saw theue men cling to e|ch other closely At the heigh' rf the bloody excitement the older seemed to be mindful of the younger always. At one time a few of tin Russians actually succeeded in rushin. uj>on a part of our line One of the Russians ra!»ed the butt of his rifle, about to strike the younger of these two men Then I saw tie old er swing forward and literally hurl down the Russian with the btyonet through his body A little lat j r the young man was shot In the leg sod fell. I saw the older man forget him aelf completely, forsake his gun. kneel down beside the young friend of his. and not finding a piece of cloth, he tore the front of his shirt. He stuffed a little piece of cloth Into the bullet holt In the leg of his frle.uS Then. nft*r a little while, because < f the nf art inn als ait n»e. I lf»«t sight of these men When I came upon them a few minute*, later tie v were together, side by aide As 1 passed I said to the older man, who was naif standing, always roverltg his young master: "Can't you manac* to carry yourself to the rear with your friend—to the field hospital cr to •ome shelter from behind the hi I? "Oh. it Is all right." he answered. "My young master Is wounded a lit tle, but he will recover In a minute. I think Then we shall get at the Russians again." 1 pointed to the ragged wound which a Russian bullet had made upon his owu shoulder "Oh,” he Hall, that Is a scratch Don’t mind that —A Japanese Officer, in Monthly Magarlue. HOTEL WITH MANY BATHTUBS. Hostelry in Now York City Unique for Its Convenience. There in rapidly approaching com pletion on Broadway a hotel building which has certain peculiarities of architecture which attract the atten tion of many who pass Tl.e most atrlklng thing shout It la the small lumber of large windows nnd the large number of small windows. The large windows are single, ra her than double, and on either side of each large window is a small one. One is at a loss to account for It, unless one happens t° a »l|tn on Ihe corner of the building, which says that the So-and-So hotel will be opened short ly with 300 rooms and 200 bath rooms." The small windows, of coarse. Indicate the bathrooms. "They might have caller It the Bathtub hotel." remarked an old hotel man, as he studied the buUtllnr from THE STATESMAN, DENVER, COLORADO. the opposite corner. "It Is the most impressive evidence I’ve yet seen of the American craze for bathing. 1 can remember the time, and it was not so many year* ago at that, when hotels tnought they were well equipped if they had one bathroom on a floor, and we charged a quarter for towels and service. This new hotel, with nearly as many bath as guest rooms, shows to what extreme the traveling public has pushed the ‘room and bath' idea. If it keeps on some enterprising hotel man will be offering a ‘room and two bathe.' and he'll find plenty of occti pants, ’—New York Tribune. Russian Beauty Captures London. Mme. Catherine Tolstoi is regarded by many as the most beautiful young woman now in the British metropolis. She was widowed two years ago Her husband, a captain in the Russian army, died of consumption and left her a very extensive estate. The cream of England's gilded youth are laid to be at her feet, both on ac count of her physical charms and the fortune she will bring as a bridal dowry. It Is rejKjrted. however, that she has refused the hands of dukes and barons and will soon marry a plain barrister, without title or shekels. Indian Tonic for Marital Ills. A Western lawyer was expressing to a bystander his sympathy (or Buf falo Bill as he read an accouut of kii domestic troubles. "Any man Raid the lawyer who has been so long associated *lth the Indiana ought to kcow sort if tonic to take to prevent being worried bjr his wife.'' "An Indian take a tonic!” •Jclaimew hit hearer lncredulounijr. ’ Sure.*’ laughed the law>a. * l* d~ t you ever hear that? He \klti at* licks her An elixir, *e«!" A Matter of Business. R<*v. Robert Hudson of Binghamton. N. Y . has relinquished the robes of an Episcopalian clergyman to become second vice president of a national bank. He declares that he will Ihj guided by his religious training in dealing with his fellow men Thi statement acted as a balm to tho wounded feelings of one parishioner, who deplored bitterly the clergyman's course. This man saw in the change one advantage to the church finan cially. and said to the reverend banker: “Your training, of course, will not let your forget that one-tenth is the Lord's share.” “Certainly not." said the ex preach er. emphatically, ' neither do I forget that depositors receive 4 per cent and borrowers must pay 6 per cent. In proportion as you do business with this bank will the Lord s sin: re In crease." Convincing Evidence. In a secluded corner of one of Phil adelphia's clubs the other evening a number of physicians were comfort Ably ensconced, and the talk turned to tales of their profession. One of the doctors present related the following at his own expense: On A chilly morning last winter, as I re turned to my office after several early And important visits. I asked of my servant. Thomas, did Mrs 8— • got the medicine I ordered for her yester day?* ‘I suppose so. replied Thomas; *1 see all the blinds are down this norniug.’ ” As the fathering recovered from •k*tr Uu«ht*r one of the fraternltv rs- BY THE GENTLE CYNIC. It doesn't require a pull to go dowa hill. A plain duty is generally unattrac tiro. Nothing la something that docsn i •xlst. No man Is a bore who talks to you about yourself. It Isn’t always lucky to trust peo pie who trust to luck. Divorced couples are generally cam ag<*d beyond re pairing. About one man In a million makes love like the hero in a play. A great achievement doesn't need a brass band accompaniment. Those who yield to temptation are generally looking for a chance. Heaven won’t be nearly exclusive enough to suit a lot of people. A man may keep his hands from getting callous, but not his conscience The fellow who shoots off his mouth never seems to run out of araraunl tlon. The people with more money than brains naturally have more dollars than sense. Many a married man talks In his , sleep because that's the only chance I ho ever gets. Moat of us are dissatisfied, lome I with what we have and some with ! what we haven't We should lore our enemies as we love ourselves, especially those of ul who are our own worst enemies. THE LADIES. Japanese women gild their teeth. The ladles of Arabia their fin gers and toes red In Greenland women paint ther faces blue and yellow. In India the women of three high castes paint their teeth black. A Hindu bride Is anointed fiom bead to foot with grease and saffron Borneo women dye the hair in fan tastlc colors—pink, green, blue and scarlet. In New Holland scars, made care* fully with shells, form elaborate pat terns on the ladles' faces In New Guinea the ladies wear noss rings, piercing the nose la the Rama way that civilized women pierce ths ears. In some South American tribes th« women draw the front teeth, esteem Ing as an ornament the black gap thus Biade. FEW LITTLE TRAILERS. Only foot* think that they can t make mistakes. Too mneh credit Is apt to do more in tne way or narm tnan lu no create at all. Self- adulation carries with It a aense of contempt for the position of others. Marrying for money brings the bride and the bridegroom into a light loo bright to be p!easanx. Decry dress as one may It must be acknowledged it adds materially to popularity in every-day life. A sacrifice for the welfare of some one does double duty by producing a feeling of self-satisfaction. When the expected tar. ?ns there cornea a feeling of disappointment be cause it was just as expe;te< . Before going into a scheme that seems to promise great returns put away enough money to pay for a re turn ticket. FROM A STAGE WIT. A man with a clear conscience never objects to the word hell. The only thing good about "driuk* lng” is that It rhymes with "think* lng.” I just had a good night’s rest an£ I’m ready to commence all over again. I’m getting the biggest salat y ever paid an actor, and the hit is, 1 pay it to myself. Shakespeare said: "The play is th* thing " By the way, it’s one of thi j best things William ever said. Certain party called me the kinl applause comedian." ’Twas a mem be? cf t'.ie barnstorming syndicate. Shocking Confession. Benedict is a New Haven man who hu been eight times the father of a bouncing bounder, in :he outskirts of the university city is a little towu among the hills named Prospect, and last year four of the children a ere sent there for the summer One day Benedict and his wife entertained at dinner a new acquaint* ance. Prof. B The professor is a bachelor, ard. like many scholarly men. rather 111 at ease in society. "What a fine little family of child ren you have." he began with an ad miring glance at the four stay-at homes "Yes. Indeed.” replied Benedict proudly, "and we have four more in Prospect " The professor blushed his astonish mant —LJppincott's Spending Millions on Golf. A Quebec paper figures out that In the United States aud Canada there Is spent yearfy the enormous sum cf 115,000.000 on golf. This includes the cost of clubhouses and links, their maintenance, the wages of caddies and servants, the cost of golfing suite, sticks and balls and all other es penaes. To Aid Norweglan Farmers. A law prevail* in Norway to aid tha people in atvurln* land. The fovern ment provide.) a sum of 1500.000. which la lent to Industrious farmer* to ar able them to buy firnu.