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ITALIAN ARMY'S PRIZE
prize strong man is sh6wn He're
lifting 770 pounds. Mountain
artillery as dumbbells is a new
one and will not find many enthusiasts.
Juggling men and cannons is
child's play to Carlo Varini, of the
Italian army, in Tripoli. The
U. S. LIEUTENANT WILL
SUFFER FOR MISTAKE
Washington, Feb. 16. The
war department seems determin
ed these days to show the people
just how much ado it can make
..Lieutenant Ben W. Field,
Eighteenth Infantry, now sta
tioned at El Paso, Texas, today
was ordered under arrest, until
court martialled for carelessness.
Field's crime occurred yester
day. It was he who mistook a
street car crossing the interna
tional bridge at El Paso for a sub
urban car, and with his company
of soldiers climbed aboard.
When the car touched 'Mexi
can soil, and the U. S. troops, car
rying their rifles were seen by,
the Mericans, a few excitable
gentlemen flew up in the air.
"It's an invasion," they yelled
and prepared to sell their lives
and homes dearly.
Then somebody pointed out
that the United States hardly
would begin an invasion with one
squad of infantry, numbering ex
actly 25, and the excitable ones
went and had a drink and forgot
Now poor Field is going to be
court martialled for his awful offense.