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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 03, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 11

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when enceuntered more wicked and
fanatical fighters than the Moros
They are Mohammedans. They would
rather be killed than not, for death in
battle means reward in Heaven to
them. But they aid to kill as many
"infidels" as they can before they fall.
Armed with modern rifles, and with
their own nasty, snaky-bladed kris,
they go into battle with a wild elation
that augurs ill for the enemy. They
bind tfieir arms and legs tightjy with
reeds, to impede the flow, of blood
when they are wounded, and so fight
fiercely on after other soldiers would
have fainted from loss of blood.
It was almost into the trenches of
the fiercest band of Moros left in the
Philippines that Lieutenant Mosher
dashed on his courageous mission.
A private in Mosher's company had
fallen in a repulsed attack upon the
strong Moro position on the side of
BagsalcMountain. The man was bad
ly wounded and helpless. The Moros
were firing furiously across the open
space in which he lay.
Suddenly Lieutenant Mosher leap
ed from the American linos and
charged at full speed across the bullet-swept
clearing. It is hard to say
whether Mosher's own men, or the
Moros were most astonished at the
fool recklessness of the act. Their
paralyzed amazement was marked by
a sudden lull in the firing. Then a
perfect hurricane of shots burst from
the Moro trenches. And right through
the heart of the storm of. bullets ran
Lieutenant Mosher, bare-headed, un
armed, and never flinching, toward
the fallen private.
Mosher ran up to the wounded
man, who was writhing in pain, shoul
dered him, and turned calmly, but;
speedily, back toward safety.
By. his marvelous daring he had
not only saved a man's life. He had
won the engagement for his company.
The diversion which he had created,
and the confusion of the Moros
charge had upset them, and the en
gagement ended in iheir crusning de-
Edwitt. Gilbert CooTey
St. Pauf, Minn'. A survey of edu
cational conditions in Enron will be
presented to the National Educational
Association, which meets here July 4,
by Prof. Edwin G. Cooley of Chicago.
Prof. Cooley returned recently
from an extended visit in Europe,
where he made a special study of vo
cational training methods. He will
describe these methods to the teach
ers' convention.
o o
Be like the cabbage get a head
Though on small celery;
Just manifest an onion's strength
And climb adversity.
Lettuce all be up and doing;
Things don't turnip when we wait
If we use a little, pepper
We can beet decree of fate.
Be as patient as a wormwood;
Try to cast dull caraway;
And some thyme you'll see the radish
Pawning of a brighter day.
Detroit Times.

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