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deal of jewelry, and sat in the dark
ness on my bed by the open window
smoking and thinking, and for the
first time in my life apprehensive of
Next morning I hurried out, got the
papers and My God! I'll never forget
how I felt when I saw the headlines
staring me in the face: "Train Ban
dit Kills H. E. Montague."
PEACEMAKERS IN U. S. AND MEXICO DISPUTE
Senor Don Domicio Da Gama, Brazil.
Senor Don Ronulo de Naon, Ar-
Senor Edwardo Suarez, Chile.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN CANNON?
From the slender, tube-like reed
used by the ancient Greeks for so
simple a purpose as measuring the
height of a wall, or the depth of a
ditch, the deadly cannon or "machine-gun"
The Greeks called their "measuring
rod by its Greek name, canon, and
finally canon came to mean a p'recept
or rule, and it is so used today when
we speak of canon law, or the church
canons. When the tube-like gun was
invented it was called canon because
it resembled a canon or reed; It was
the misspelling of some untutored
soldier that gave it its "double h"
When the cannon's roar was first
heard in battle is a matter of doubt,
but most authorities agree that the
English used cannon. at the battles.
Crecy in 1346.