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samp fever and joyfully prepared to
nurse him. But the sick man turned his cold gray eye upon her and re marked sternly: "Please go away; I am far too ill to be nursed." Next day she returned This time the hero's face was to the wall. But a sign, written in large black letters, hung above his averted shoulders. "Too ill to be nursed," it read. The poor girl never came back. It was his thirteen years' campaign in the Soudan which won Kitchener his elevation to the peerage, money grant of a million dollars and his su preme place in the affections of the British public and the British sol diers. The enemy he conquered was no easy foe. Tommy Atkins' respect for the Soudanese fighter was expressed in Kipling's poem, "Fuzzy Wuzzy": "You're a poor, benighted heathen, but a first-class fightin man!" Grimly, resolutely, Kitchener pur sued the khalifa and his fanatic hordes, laying a railroad through the desert as he advanced until at last he met and defeated him in ihe great battle of Omdurman, killing 17,000 in one day. He finished his job by blow ing up the sacred tomb of the mahdi, scattering the prophet's bones over the desert sands. In England he was much criticized for this action, which Kitchener explained by saying: "My instructions were to destroy the enemy. I destroyed also the rest ing place of the false prophet, for the war in the Soudan was a war of re ligious fanaticism, and so long as that tomb remained it would have been a rallying point for rebellion." Though Kitchener's god is the god of battles, he seeks tranquility of gar dens. Flowers are his delight. When in Egypt he bought an island In the Nile and made of it an oasis of bloom. Even in war he has been known to dismount from his horse to pick a wayside blossom. Even the woman of his heart is known as "Morning Glory." When they made Kitchener war minister the other day he moved his bed into the war office! o o THE WILKERSON OUST PROBE Comes a report from Washington that Dis't Att'y Wilkerson is going to have a warm session before the sen ate judiciary sub-committee tomor row. The sub-committee is inquiring in to his removal and the appointment of Charles F. Clyne in his place. Clyne was appointed on the re quest of Sen. Ham Lewis. Clyne was one of the men who worked for Lewis in the Illinois legislature. It has been charged by Wilkerson's friends that he was removed on ac count of the numerous probes of Big Business he has begun. His "latest" offense appears to have been the investigation into the high cost of living. The subcommit tee plans to make it warm for him on account of a number of interviews he is accused of having given out, in which he told about the Standard Oil Co. data which is said to be buried somewhere in the Department of Justice offices. o o "BOUND TO THE DEATH" Prague. Discussing the European situation, the Radical-Czech paper, "Ceske Slovo," says that, should a doubt ever have existed, above all, in Slavonic quarters, as to the solidarity of the Austro-German Alliance, es pecially as far as Germany was con cerned, such doubts must now have been entirely dissipated. The des tinies of the Austrian monarchy and the German Empire are inseparably tied together by alliance to the death. A FAMOUS REGIMENT Paris. The Grenadier Guards have a wonderful list of battle honors, be ginning with "Tangier, 1860." Ap propriately enough, the second honor is "Namur, 1695." There will probably be a "Namur, 1914," for some regi ments' colors. And then, perhaps, the Grenadiers will be there again.