AT THE ARMY POSTS.
MIMIC WARFARE AT CAMP RILEY IS A
UOOO SCHOOL FOR SOLDIERS.
Till! r.ln.'X hihl Hrouiia I Isilt Lively lint
tie* Willi lllnnk Curtrlilge*. No Mere
Formiillly Could 110 Observed In
The army posts are tilling up again
and from one after another come re
ports that the old routine of soldier
life has again liegun. But there
ivill be one omission this year
iv 1; '• many volunteers will re
gret. for the manoeuvres at
Camp Riley from October to Decem
ber of each year had become almost
an institution, and were annually vis
ited by thousands.
This mimic warfare It was that
made possible the brilliant record of
the regulars at El Caney and San
.lunn. for It was real hard fighting
and proved the best kind of a school
for the soldier.
The surface of the reservation Is
particularly fitted for the work, hav
ing many ravines, timber patches,
bluffs and gulches. These make ad
mirable hiding and camping places,
while out on the prairies and meadow
lands are the linnd-to-hnnd engage
ments with plenty of room to deploy,
march and wheel without conflicting
with any natural barriers.
The theory of the school Is two-fold,
embracing defense and attack. A bri
gade of roops Is designated by the
colonel commanding, with cavalry
and artillery, known as the "Blues,"
wearing blue uniforms nnd forage
caps, to remain at the fort and defend
It. Another brigade, whose members
wear brown canvas, with campaign
hats, Is known as the "Browns," and,
being In camp far down the Kaw val
ley toward Manhattan, may appear at
any time, seeking to reconnoitre the
Blues' position nnd to give them bat
All troops mnrch fully armed and
equipped and carry ten blank car
bine cartridges. Topographical and
road sketches are made by the engin
eers with as much care as If entering
an enemy's country, and are on a scale
of four Incheß to the mile. A topo
graphical officer Is detailed to accom
pany each command and submit a has
ty sketch and report to the comman
der of the forces to which he Is at
To guard against accidents all car
tridges are Inspected before the sol
diers go out, and again before action,
and by officers. Strict orders ars Is
sued that every man must act as
much as possible as though actual
conditions existed In such shape as It
is pretended they do, and umpires,
spectators and Inspectors see that this
rule Is carried out When a part of
a force is exposed necessarily, double
quick time Is made, and exhaustive
reports, criticisms and comments are
submitted to the commander of the
post after each engagement. It will
thus be seen that the work Is meant
to accomplish something, and It does.
If actual war were In progress more
formality could scarcely be observed.
Regular orders are issued to the troops
with the utmost precision, not exceed
ed oven In the prosecution of a cam
paign. For instance, here Is a typical
order Issued to the Blues:
"Order No. 121. November lO.—Tho
enemy has appeared In force north of
the camp. The brigade will be held
In readiness to march to-morrow morn
"Two troops of the First and two of
the Second cavalry, and one battery
of artillery, under command of Major
W. A. Itafferty, Second cavalry, are
hereby detailed as advance guard, and
will, at 8.4."> a. m. to-morrow, proceed
along the Milk Ranch road.
"In case any of the enemy are met.
the advance guard will push them back
as far as possible. A medical officer
and detachments of the hospital and
signal corps will accompany the com
mand. By order of Colonel Arnold.
"W. S. SCOTT.
"Acting Adjutant General."
The advance was begun on Fort
Riley with due formality. The bri
gade went Into camp as regularly as
though a thousand miles away from
headquarters. Tents, neeouterniencs
all the paraphernalia of camp life
were used, and vldettes, outposts and
scouts did their work carefully and
well. Then, on November 14, came
nu order dated "In camp, near Riley
Center. November 14." and saying
"The Blue brigade will, at break of
day to-morrow morning, continue the
tnarch on Fort Riley. Two troops of
cavalry are detailed as rear guards.
The rear guards slowly retiring on
iFort Riley, will, by stubborn resist
ance, delay the advance of the enemy
as much as possible. Commander of
rear guard will, however, take care
that troops are withdrawn before
they become engaged In any serious
conflict Signal men will be furnished
with mounts, and men will be detailed
to act as wounded. A medical officer
with hospital corps detachment will
be detailed f > follow the command."
The issuing of such orders means
much to the boys on duty. They see
In the art of war something more than
the mere learning of drills and tactics,
and are awakened to a hearty enthu
siasm which makes the work a pleas
ure rather than a duty regretfully
performed. Most of the men stationed
at the fort ns privates are young, nnd
the constant changes to bring In new
troops from the surrounding posts all
over the West makes the work decid
edly Interesting, and the rivalry by
no means slight. This spirit It was
that made the work of the regulars
so conspicuous In Cuba, the Philip
pines nnd Porto Rico.
The location of umpires on He field
to pass upon the accuracy of all move
ments Insures Immunity from any
horse play, and as the artillery and
cavalry alone are engaged, there Is a
valuable drill in every day's proceed
ings. Many visitors gc out from the
surrounding counties of Central Kan
sas to see the fun, and really they
see about as much of warfare as any
layman can see, even If a campaign
Is going on In his own vicinity.
To follow the Blues or Browns for
a day Is a revelation to anyone. The
ground Is so rolling that the whole
army might well he concealed in a rav
ine. and It requires shrewd general
ship to keep full command of the bri
gade. As the enemy steadily advances
ou the fort, throwing out flanking lines
and men who represented whole troops
In themselves. These are the flag
bearers, each flag standing for a tropp
of men. They are so recognized In
the contest, and It is a rule that when
two flags fiauk a single one, the lat
ter Is to consider himself captured
and retreat or surrender.
The approach of the two lines means
a battle, and soon the cavalry !s seen
coming out from behind a hill on the
Milk Itaneh road, ready to charge a
battery of light artillery on the plain.
Cantering forward, they are met by
a destructive fire that threatens to
wipe them from the earth. One after
another of the Invaders drops from his
horse In mock Injury.
Then the batteries rally and make a
charge themselves. Up the hill they
go, and hurry pell moll to the crest,
where. In an instant, they whirl into
place and the guns belch forth a warn
ing nnd a menace. The Invading
Browns are. however, too numerous,
nnd have other parties of cavalry and
flagmen on the flanks, and the umpires
declare that the Blues are whipped la
Sometimes the campaign lasts sev
eral days, and anxious councils of
war are held by the young lieutenants
to make the best possible showing for
their sides. They know that will
all be reviewed afterward, and they
do not want to be found wanting.
The conduct of the campaigns, sham
though they be. Is a good index of the
actual stuff that Is In an oliicer, young
The commanding officer, when a
campaign Is over. Issues an exhaust
ive comment on the merits of the va
rious troops' work, thus pointing out
the strong and weak points In exer
cise. His criticism covers the entire
progress of the troops and outlines
the work st each successive step in
the battles. •
Sometimes there Is a different enemy
to fight than a human one. A year
or two ago when the rare Blues and
Browns got nicely ready to begin a
lively battle on s pretty piece of
prairie, they were attacked by a prai
rie fire, which came dancing through
the long blue steen
A flag of truce was displayed and
In a moment both the late combatants
were fighting the lire, beating and
stamping out tl oncoming blaze.
When It was all extinguished the war
faro was resumed.
Then, again, there was a campaign
against the town cow herd of Junc
tion City, four miles away. The herd
of town cows was becoming altogether
too familiar for Uncle Sum's dignity,
and It was ordered by the colonel com
manding that they remain off the res
ervation. But the cows did not un
derstand the order, and made their
appparance, as usual, feeding in happi
ness on the rich grasses.
"The cows are In sight," reported
"Clear off the reservation!" ordered
the commander, and an officer, with
a number of troopers, went forth to
wage a new kind of carnage.
But the eows did not like this. and.
frightened at the strangely appareled
herders, went bellowing In every di
rection. It was a long chase, but they
were finally driven back to town.
Then the townspeople took a hand,
nnd a dozen columns of newspaper let
ters ami as many messages to and
from ihc* war department were neces
sary to restore quiet. The cowS, how
ever. did not come back.
About the only real amusement the
soldiers get is when some guileless
spectator forgets bis relative position
and stands in tbo lino of advance.
Then the cavalry or artillery come
charging on. as If to crush him, and
somebody thunders at the stranger:
With little ado a-d without stopping
for greetings, he "gits."
Anecdote of I'Yedei-ick VI.
Whoever reads the following must
own to a feeling of respect for the hon
est King. King Frederick VI. of Den
mark, while travelling through Jut
land, one nay entered a village school,
and found the children lively and In
telligent, and quite ready to answer his
"Well, younsters," he said, "what
are the names of the greatest Kings of
With one accord they cried out,
"Canute the Great, Waldemar, and
Just then a little girl, to whom the
schoolmaster had whispered some
thing, stood up and raised her hand.
"Do you know another?" asked the
"Yes, Frederick VI."
"What great act did he perform?"
The girl hung her head, and stam
mered out, "1 don't know."
"Be comforted, my child," said the
King; "I don't know either."
"So you overcame that old antipathy
of yours," her huaband remarked, "and
called on Mrs. Bobbles?"
"Do you think ahe was gled to see
"I am sure of It."
"Ahem!—you must have some reason
for that belief outside her assurances."
"I have. I had on the old dress that was
made over twice, and my hat was out
of fashion; while she had on her new
gown that couldn't have come from
anywhere but Paris. Could she help
being glad to see me?" ~ .'
THB COLUMBIAN, BLOOMSBURG, PA.
• HOW MONKEYS ARE CAUGHT.
One of the l'ecullur Method* Adopted by
In capturing monkeys, It is said
tlint their curiosity is the thing that
makes them an easy prey. Nearly all
of the monkeys that we see in this
country come from Goruona, a little
village situated a short distance from
the Panama railroad.
The Inhabitants of this district are
mostly native negroes, for few white
men could hear the climate. The
whole region is marshy, and covered
with tropical vegetation. At night
there arises a thick vapor laden with
fever, which hangs over tho woods
like a cloud.
This region of woods is the para
dise of the monkeys. They travel in
troops, led by an older monkey. When
the people receive information that
the '•travelling monkey troops" are
near the village they go to the woods
in crowds to chase them.
Their plan is very simple. They cut
a hole in a cocoa nut large enough for
a monkey's paw to enter. The nut is
then hollowed out, and a piece of
sugar is placed in It. A piece of
string is then fastened to it, and it is
placed In the road of the approaching
It Is weil known that monkeys are
very Inquisitive. When they see the
cocoanut in the grass they hurry to
examine it. It docs not take thein
long to tiiul out that the inner part
contains a piece of sugar. One of the
boldest and greediest slicks a paw in
to the nut to get the sugar, and grasps
it as lirmly as he can. Hut his list is
so large that he c-anuot draw it out of
the hole again, with the sugar, to
which he holds fast, cost what it
To natives now pull the string un
til nut and monkey arrive la the vi
cinity of their ambuscade. In the
meantime the other monkeys wonder
what Is the uiutter with their com
rade. They hurry to see where he is
being pulled to. with his paw lu the
cocoanut. They crowd around him
chattering and gesticulating, and the
natives, who have a large not rendy,
east it over them, and before they
know It all are prisoners. They are
sold to the employes of tho runama
railroad, and reach the North Ameri
can markets through commercial
A GENTLE PROMPTER
One of tlie Men j Good 8torle Ikul Min
ister* Hm To Relate.
Ministers generally have a stock of
good weddlug stories, but a rather odd
little incident took place at an Epis
copal rectory lu this city uot long ago,
says tfflio (.'lerelaud Plain Dealer.
It was a very stormy night aud the
bride aud groom arrived alone about
0 o'clock, having had to wulk a long
way against the storm, and the poor
little bride was almost worn out with
fatigue and nervousness.
After a few words explaining the
service to tihe couple, the minister put
on his surplice and began the cere
mony. All went beautifully until the
question. "Eliza, will you have this
man to lie your wedded husliuud, etc.,"
came upon tho scene. The minister
read It through with his most kindly
and fatherly air, but when he finished
the bride was dumb—not a word
could lie get out of her. The long
question was repeated, the minister's
voice taking on a most insinuating
rise toward its end, but still there was
Before the groom had seemed flus
tered, but his feelings then were noth
ing to what they appeared to be at
the second halt.
With an admonishing kick that
reached to the rector and made hint
rub his unlucky shins, the Irate bride
groom announced in a loud stage
whisper, "Darn you, Liza, why don't
you speak up and tell Dim yes"'"
And wonders will never cease, for
even after such an exhibition of her
future lord and master's temper, 'Liza
spoke, ami all she said was "yes."
S< e<l Corn li.OOO Years Old.
Three or four years since an Indian
mound in Arkansas was being exca
vated, when an earthen jar was found
hermetically sealed that contained a
small quantity of grains of Indian
corn. Some of the grains were the
next year planted in Missouri, and
several bushels raised. On the top of
the mound from which the jar was
dug out, a large tree four feet In dia
meter was growing, and It is thought
the corn lay burled übout 3,000 years.
'Squire James L. N'eal, one of our
most prosperous nnd progressive farm
ers, sent and procured a small quan
tity of the Corn, paying over two
cents a grain. This he planted lust
year, but the yield was small, on ac
count of the drought. Ho saved
enough, however, to get In a good
patch tills year. Ho lias used it for
roasting ears, and says It is the best
he ever had. The ears are not large,
but grow two to three on a single
stalk. The one thing peculiar about
tills corn is Its color, or rather colors.
On the same col) are grains of differ
ent colors, and In the row. you can
tlnd an oar that is white, another
blood red, one salmon colored and an
other perfectly black.—Harrodsburg
"What, want to leave to-day, Jane,
and j-oii only came yesterday?"
"Well, yes'ni. You see, you're the
thirteenth missus I've 'ad this year,
and you're unlucky."
"Why, then, did yon come?"
" 'Cause I 'ad to 'are a thirteenth,
nnd 1 thought I'd get It over. I
leaves ternlght, mum."
Flick—Did your elopement come off
Flirt—Yes. Her father caught ua
In time to stop It.—Truth.
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New Zealand has a law in force
compelling every intoxicated man to
have his photograph taken. His pic
ture is then distributed among bar
keepers and innkeepers and they must
refuse to sell him liquor.
YOUR BEST INTERESTS will be
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will be a loss of time and money to
be stricken with serious illness.
Take Hood's Sarsaparilla and purify
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of disease will be expelled, sickness
and suffering will be avoided, and
your health will be preserved. Isn't
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Hood's Pills are the only pills to
take with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Price 25 cents.
Farmers have rights that hunters are
bound to respect this fall. A hunter
has no right to go on a farmer's land
to hunt for game without permission,
and where notices have been posted
three months in advance of the open
ing of the season, tnere is a fine and
imprisonment attached to the violation
of the law against trespassing.
DRYING PREPARATIONS —Simply
develop dry catarrh ; they dry up
the secretions which adhere to the
membrane and decompose, causing
a far more serious trouble than the
ordinary form of catarrh. Avoid
all drying inhalants and use that
which cleanses, soothes and heals.
Ely's Cream Balm is such a remedy
and will cure catarrh or cold in the
head easily and pleasantly. A trial
size will be mailed for 10 cents,
large for 50 cents. All druggists
keep it. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren
Street, New York.
Hunters should remember that all
game must be killed with a gun. If a
sportsman comes across rabbit traps
and grouse snares or deadfalls in the
woods, he should not fail to destroy
them and attempt to bring the owner
of these unlawful devices to justice.
WHAT TO EAT and enjoy it and feel
comfortable after it, is the all day,
everyday wail of the indigestion pa
tient. Advice—Eat all wholesome
things, don't worry, and take Dr. Von
Stan's Pineapple Tablets to aid Nature
in doing the stomach's work. They're
a mild tonic, act gently on the bowels,
they prevent and relieve distress.
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SEASON OF 1898-9.
The Personally-Conducted Tourist
System of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company is the final evolution of abso
lute perfection in railway travel, the
summit of the excellence of modern
luxurious radway facilities.
For the season of '9B and '99 it has
arranged for the following tours:—
California. —Tour will leave New
York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and
Pittsburg, February 9. Nineteen days
will be spent in California. The
party will travel over the entire route
by the "Golden Gate Special,'' the
finest train that crosses the continent.
Florida. —Four tours to Jackson
ville will leave New York and Phila
delphia January 24, February 7 and
21, and March 7. The first three of
these admit of a sojourn of two weeks
in the "Flowery State." Tickets for
the fourth tour will be good to return
by regular trains until May 31, 1899.
Tickets for the above tours will be
sold from all principal points on the
Pennsylvania Railroad. For detailed
itineraries, giving rates and full in
formation, address Thos. E. Watt,
Passenger Agent Western District,
Pittsburg; B. Courlaender, Jr., Pass
enger Agent Baltimore District, Balti
more ; C. Studds, Passenger Agent
Southeastern District, Washington ;
or Geo. W. Boyd, Assistant General
Passenger Agent, Philadelphia.
There is a Class of People
Who are injured by the use of coffee.
Recently there has been placed in all
the grocery stores a new preparation
called GRAIN-O, made of pure grains,
that takes the place of coffee. The
most delicate stomach receives it with
out distress, and but few can tell it
from coffee. It does not cost over
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package. Try it. Ask for GRAIN-O.
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Eggs per dozen .30
Lard per lb c 8
Hani per pound .10
Pork, whole, per pound .06
Beef, quarter, per pound,... .07
Wheat per bushel .80
Oats " " 35
Rye " " 50
Wheat flour per bbl 4.40
Hay per ton 9 to $lO
Potatoes per bu5he1,......... .70
Turnips " " 35
Onions " " 80
Sweet potatoes per peck .20
Tallow per lb 05
Shoulder " " .09
Side meat " " .08
Vinegar, per qt .05
Dried apples per lb .05
Dried cherries, pitted ,ia
Raspberries . 1 a
Cow Hides per lb .34
Steer " " " .05
Sheep pelts 75
Shelled corn per bus .60
Corn meal, cwt 1.25
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Chop " .95
Middlings " ,95
Chickens per lb new .10
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Turkeys " " raj
Geese " " .14
Ducks " " ,ofc
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