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FAITHFUL TO DEATH
•TORY OF DEVOTION TOLD BY JAPANESE OFFICER. In Scene of Frightful Carnage Elder Iy Soldier Thought Only of Protect* Ing Hit Young Matter—Hit Own Wound Unnoticed. It was iu the melee of blood and 4word that I saw a sight that touched meWtfply. I noticed two men In ouh ranks; and later 1 found out tnat the younger of these men came from a well-to-do Samurai family; the older man was also from the same place. In fact, the father of the older man had spent all his life in the s *rvice of the family from which the younger man came. On this terrific day. when they were within a few meters of the Russians, when they fot.ght with rocks, swords and anything they could get hold of, ! saw these men cling to each other closely. At the height of the bloody exel ement the older seemed to be mlnrfui of the younger always. At one lme n few of the Russians actually succt'eded in rushing upon a part of our line One of the Russians raised the butt of his rifle, about to strike the vounger of these two men. Then I saw the old er Bwlng forward and literally hurl down the Russian with the bayonet through his body. A little later the young man was shot in t ie leg and fell. I sawf the older man forget him self completely, forsake bis 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 hole in the leg of his friend. Then, nft*r a little while because of the llrrrfiiMr of action alnjuf no I lovt sight of these nietf When I came upoL them a few minutes later they were together, side by a.de As I passed I said to the older man, who was naif standing, always <ov» ring his young master: Can't you manage to carry yourself to the rear with your friend—to the field hospital or to ■ome shelter from behind the hill?" "Oh, It is all right," he answered. “My young master is wounded a lit tle, but be will recover In a minute, I think. Then we shall get at the Russians again.** I pointed to the ragged wound which a Russian bullet had made upon his own shoulder. "Ch." he .aid. "that Is a scratch. Don't mind that."—A Japanese Officer, in Italics Monthly Magazine. HOTEL WITH MANY BATHTUBS. Hostelry In New York City Unique for Its Convenience. There In rapidly approar ling com- I lotion on Broadway a hotel building which has certain peculiarities of architecture which attract the atten tion of many who pass. The most striking thing about it is the small number of large windows and the large number of small windows. The largo windows are single, rather than double, and on either side of each large window is a small one. One is at a loss to account for It, i nless one to see a sign on the corner ot the building, which says that the So-and So hotel will be opened short ly with 800 rooms and 1100 bath i rooms." The small windows, of course, Indicate the bathrooms. "They might have eallec It the Bathtub hotel," remarked an old hotel man, ai he studied the building from THE STATESMAN. DENVER. COLORADO. the opposite corner. “It Is the most Impressive evidence I’ve yet seen of the American crazs for bathing. I can remember the time, and It was not so many years ago at that, when hotels thought 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 baths,’ and he'll find plenty of occtt 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 array, died of consumption and left her a very extensive estate. The cream of England's gilded youth are said 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 reported, however, that she has refused the hands of dukes and barons and will soon marry a plain I,ondon barrister, without title or shekels. Indian Tonic for Marita! Illi. A Western lawyer was expressing to a bystander his sympathy for Buf falo Bill as he read an account of hi* dormstic troubles. “Any man.” said the lawyer, “who has been so long associated with the Indians ought to know the sort of tonic to take to prevent being worried by his wife." “An Indian take a tonic!" exclaimed bis hearer Incredulously. "Sure,” laughed the lawyer “i-idr:» you ever hear that? He takes an' L< licks her. An elixir. «e«!" An International Catastrophe. Major Smith was seated at the din ner table with his gty*sts on Thanks giving Day. The colored waiter was just entering with a smoking hot tur kev, when he slipped and fell to the floor, together with a crash of dishes. The Major, arising from the table, held up hit hands and said: "Gentlemen, p great calamity has just befallen us. here we have the downfall of Turkey, the breaking up of China, the spilling of Greece and the humiliation of Africa." Completing the Quotation. Uttle Elmer (who has an Inquiring mind)—'Taps, what is the rest of the eld saying about people living in glass bouses should not what papa?" Prof. Broadhend —' Should not have pelgbbors within a stone's throw, ! Imagine, my son."—Puck. Plenty of Bait. “Dear me." pouted the young wife, who was wedded to a disciple of 1 7.1ak Walton. "I don't see why a man can’t go fishing without carrying a horrid bottle.” "My husband never carries n bot tle." confided the matron next door. "How nice o:' him." “No. he carries a demijohn. But my grandfather was a great fisher man. He never carried either a bot tle or a demijohn." “Noble man. He rnnsf have been splendid.** “Yea, he always carried i V.OK " BY THE GENTLE CYNIC. It dOMn’t require a pull to go down MIL A plain duty is generally unattrac tlvo. Nothing it something that doesn't •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 dam aged 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 ammuni tion. The people with more money than trains naturally have more dollars than sense. Many a married man talks in his sleep because that’s the only chance ho ever gets. Most of us are dissatisfied, some • with what we have and some with what we haven’t. We should love our enemies as we love ourselves, especially those of ui who are our own worst enemies. THE LADIES. Japanese women gild their teeth. The ladies of Arabia stain their fla gers and toes red In Greenland women paint thalr faces blue and yellow. In India the women of three high castes paint their teeth black. A Hindu bride is anointed fiom head to foot with grease and safTron. Borneo women dye the hair in fan tastic colors—pink, green, blue and scarlet. In New Holland scars, made care fully with shells, form elaborate pat terns on the ladies’ faces. In New Guinea the ladies wear nos# rings, piercing the nose in the sam# way that civilized women pierce th# ears. In some South American tribes th# women draw the front teeth, esteem ing as an ornament the black rap thus made. FEW LITTLE TRAILERS. Only fooSa think that they canl make mistakes. Too much credit Is apt to do mora in tne way or narra than l« no credit at all. Self- adulation carries with It a sense of contempt for the position of others. Marrying for money brings the bride and the bridegroom into a light too bright to be pleasant. 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 UsKens there comes a feeling of disappointment be cause It was just as expeotei. Before going Into a scheme ■ that seems to promise great rslurns put away enough money to par for a re turn ticket. FROM A STAGE WIT. i A man with a clear conscience never objects to the word hell. I The only thing good about "drink ing'’ is that It rhymes with "think j Ing." I just had a good night’s rest and 1 Pm ready to commence all over | again. j I'm getting the biggest salary ever paid an actor, and the hit is, I pay It to myself. Shakespeare said "The play is the thing." By the way, it’s one of tin best things William ever said. i Certain parly called me the "klnl applause comedian." "’"was a mem ber cf the barnstorming syndicate. Shocking Confession. Benedict is a New Haven man who has been eight times the father of a bouncing bounder In the outskirts of , the university city is a little towu among the hills named Prospect, and j last year four of the children were sent there for the summer. One day Benedict and his wife entertained at dinner a new arquai :*• ance. Prof B. The professor is a : bachelor, ar.d. like many scholarly men. rather ill at ease in society. "What a fine little family of child ren you have," he be pan with an ad ' miring glance at the four stay at ( homes. "Yes. Indeed." replied Benedict I proudly, and we have four more io Prospect." i The professor blushed his astonish ment.— IJppincotts —- .. •pM4iK| Million* oa Golf, A Quebec paper figures out that la the United States and Canada there Is spent yearly the enormous sum of 9KS.000.000 on golf. This includes the cost of clubhouses and links, thslr maintenance, the wages of caddies and servants, the coat of golfing suits, sticks and balls and all other ex ' penses. Ta AI4 Norwegian Far ana an. A law prevails In Norway to aid the people In securing land. The govera* ment provides a sum of $500,000. w tilth la lent to industrious farmers to eft able them to buy farms.