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JAPANESE IN A BAYONET CHARGE.
S5!H $r.rrr — v»--'>V , 1 ■ m.; m V mm m m mm A V ' ' ï* ♦ fß % ■M ■ m ■ M i • ' «I; 5 : <c. r % ■ ' <4 **V/< m ■ ;/ fis<| m ,.K. ' WVf&L ' ' i ?-■< MM ■-V ■ W:%. ■ • <' r- :■ ' z& Æ m vi m ■, ri v- ' * *4 ■ V & r WC; •X m 'M il mm . <• ■ : ; m Wmm UM: -<y m m M mm® - ÿ&lvfr W m •* y f > Sjjj&x :-3 m ■ ■ v SSeW ■ m 'Ï0; m mu W ■ w m w. m » ■ 'M * > ■■■ m Notwithstanding their low stature and inferior weight, tlie Japanese In fantry are said to be Irresistible In a bayonet charge. They are trained to wonderful swiftness In their manner of attack. During a gradual advance In open order, with Independent firing from the kneeling position, the men fix bayonets ns opportunity offers without waiting for a general" command. Suddenly the officers spring to the front, the men rise, form in two lines and rush forward with extraordinary suddenness, a maneuver most trying to the enemy's nerve. ■ iüsv: :■ sa TO PREVENT RAILWAY HORRORS. ■ i ■ ! .i I li 1 ' NEW PRESSED STEEL ALL METAL CAR. New Yorkers who patronize the subway will enjoy the novelty of riding In all-metal cars. It was officially announced by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company that the company had placed with the American Gar Foundry Company an order for 200 pressed steel cars, all the furnishings of which are to be of metal. "If they don't give satisfaction the people will soon discover it," said one of the company's officials, go to the scrap heap, add to the safety of traveling in the tunnel." There are many difficulties to be overcome in an all-steel car, and the experts of the Interborough company express confidence that many of the most important have been conquered, so that they are warranted In predict ing that the all-steel cars are likely to be the future vehicles used in railway travel, both on the surface and under ground. The necessity of adopting a car which will be absolutely fireproof, so ns to make Impossible such a disaster as occurred in the Paris subway, is of paramount Importance. "If they are a disappointment they will soon They have been ordered in the belief that they will ——— A WORLD'S f AIR EDIFICE IN FORM OF A STAR. One of the most unique buildings at the Ixuiislana Purchase Exposition at St. Louis is that representing the State of Texas. The general plan of the edifice Is in the form of a five-pointed star. In commemoration of the'fact that Texas is the Ixme Star State. i a VÎ V. - mmP » TEXAS BUILDING AT ST. LOUIS. When she declared her Independence from Mexico the flag of the then re public of Texas bore a single star, and when she entered the American Union the emblem took its place In her State seal. with shown, will be very conspicuous, y )e lng on a raised surface artistically terraced. In the center the edifice con sists of a single great dome. Branch ing off from this are five great wlnga, each running to a point, with Gre cian columns at the ends. Between the wings of the star are the entrances. Many a man, like the moon, shines With borrowed light. The building, which la here Tree Planting In China. Tree planting in northern China is being strenuously enjoined by the au thorities, not only as a productive in dustry for the people, but alike as a means of strengthening the river em bankments against Hoods and of chock ing drought, says the Golden Penny. Of late years trees have been cut down wholesale for agricultural purposes, while the peasants do not take the trouble to plant fresh ones, because the soil Is so loose that they must dig down very deep for a satisfactory foothold. So vast tracts of fertile land are left barren, while in the northern provinces especially the Influx of sand carried by high winds from the Mon golian deserts threatens to fill up the unoccupied ground. So lu the important province of Chill, which contains the capital, Pekin, there ! is a government proclamation notifying the "eight directions for tree planta tion"—most minute Instructions as to the kind of tree required, the depth they should be planted and the fer tilizers to be used—and the 'ten bene fits to be derived from the same," such. among others, as the sale of timber and fruit, and the beneficial Influence of trees in attracting rain, preserving the just equilibrium of wind influence, and purifying the atmosphere, while "travelers and families will find shade and rest under the branches"—a poetic touch tor conclusion. Flsh with 11,000 Ejfa The chiton, a sort of shellfish, holds the record of possessing 11,000 eyes. A Lovely Character usually loves her enemies, and la impudent to her friends. ♦ HORRORS OF MODERN NAVAL WARFARE I Few as are the people who can Im agine a battlefield on shore, they are vastly fewer who can picture with any certainty the scene of a naval conflict. Terrible, too, as are all scenes of warfare, there seems something akin to sacrilege, to destruction of God's own realm, In man daring to carry his bloodthirsty, destructive animosi ties out upon the stainless blue of the pure sea. Yet here, no matter how ter rific the slaughter, how widespread the destruction wrought by man upon his fellow man, the merciful sea, Impol lutable, reticent, Immediately effaces all trace thereof—hides man's mis doings from the gaze of high heaven, nor allows the poor remains to lie and fill the air with pestilence. And this, of course, more so now than ever has been before. In the days when Britain became the sover eign power at sea, and her wooden walls were handled and fought through whole days In closest proxim ity with their enemies, It often befel that ships hulled through and through with shot drifted for many days, while the handful of unwounded sur vivors accomplished tasks such as make the mind reel to think of. But modern sen warfare has changed nearly all that. For more terrible, but mercifully far more swift, will be the conflict between hostile fleets In the future. There will be scarcely any such thing as the lingering agony, long drawn out. of the old days of sea fighting. For one thing, modern Iron ciads and cruisers going Into action will choose the lesser of two evils con fronting them. Because of the deadly peril of splinters and of fire, every thing of wood In their fittings, even to the boats, will be cast away at the beginning of the fight. Then, when the liât tie Is joined, the seaman must needs have a heart of brass Incased in triple steel, a mind that refuses to meditate upon the Im mediate possibility of one of those ter rible twelve-inch projectiles plunging down upon his vessel's deck, and out, amid the disintegration of all her gang lions of energy, through the bottom, rendering her an easy target to an un injured foe, and her sinking a matter of minutes. And when she sinks, stone-llke— pumping being, if possible to a yet un damaged engine, a manifest absurdity in that rent fabric of steel—with her must go all her crew. It may sound cruel and hard-hearted to speak of their end being mercifully swift, but, in view of the horrors of ihe old wood-, en ships floating on, veritable charnel houses, when the battle was over, there was hardly any other term appli cable. The modem man-of-war will not, at ■ any rate, prolong the agonies of her crew when she Is scuttled. She will go down quick into tue pit In a halo of steam, a whirling vortex of waves, and IN THE WORLD'S LARGEST GUN. \ rF V rM « & •• & ■fäi % i o WmiV . I * o # y mM vim V m ■ /// AW r,i» wm /X vy//// i.'f W// m When a soldier or a sailor is told a gun is of a certain caliber lie knows exactly what the words mean, but the ordinary layman does not, and, there fore, when lie read some time ago in the newspapers* that the biggest gun In the world had just been finished at Watervllet arsenal it Is very doubt ful If he was able to form any precise idea of the magnitude of the new weapon. If so, he will surely be Interested in the picture which accom panies this story, since It represents two children sitting In the very breech of this monstrous gun and thus shows at a glance Its great dimensions. The children are 9 or 10 years of age and there is ample room for both of them. H j 9 Alin, W. B. Yeats, the Irish poet, tells an amusing story of Marion Crawford, the novelist. According to Mr. Y'eats, a i ady a9ked Mr Crawford If he thought that anything he had written would n ve after he had gone. "Madam." Crawford replied, "what I am trying to do is to write something that will enable me to live while I am here.' When the Mississippi River Is- at flood one can drink fresh water from the gulf ten miles from the river's mouth. I In five minutes from the commence ment of her downward plunge there will be no sign that she has ever been, and only if other vessels be very near will there be any possible chance of saving a handful of stalwart swim mers whose superhuman struggles have wrenched them clear of the de vouring, down-dragging eddies. More than a mere handful there could not be In any case, since another tremen dous difference between past and pres ent sea fighting is that the steel-clad monsters go Into battle with hardly a man visible, almost all of them hid den behind masslve'walls shut In from the devastating Impact of large pro jectiles, as well as the horrible hall of Hotchkiss and Maxim bullets. The pomp and pageantry of sea war fare In Nelson's day, with Its stripped crowds of men swarming about the Incumbered'decks, and streaming flags from every mast, have gone with the towering ranges of sails and nimble sailors who leapt about aloft handling them even during the height of battle, The new man-of-war goes Into the fight grim, unadorned, and apparently proceeding by her own volition, like some unthinkable marine monster be gotten of the elder slime. Nor will the elements Interfere either to retard or accelerate the Issues as once they did. Whether It be calm or storm, blue sky or fog, night or day, the battle will be joined. To a landsman, and even to a mer chant seaman, there Is something pe culiarly terrifying In the notion of a sea tight in a fog. It Is a time of terror even in peaceful navigation, since the great sea breadths seem to have contracted, and one's faculties are kept at their utmost tension in case of j running across another ship. Fog 1s the only elemental condition that sue- j ceeds In making the great, wide sea j look n little place, where not merely j navies have no room to float, but it | seems impossible to avoid colliding j with the only other ship that was In [ sight before those fleecy walls of mys tery closed In upon the seafarers. Yet the modern sea warrior among us Is trained to -welcome that terrifying con dition of things, to dash at utmost speed through the thickness and burst upon his enemy with the sudden un expectedness of the lightning stroke. » And to add to all these terrible con ditions of modern sea warfare we have now the submarine. Not content with the mighty arena of conflict afforded by the open surface of the sea. In gale, or fog, or calm, the sea fighter must now descend Into darkness and si lence. the realm of the utterly un known, In order that he may haply hurl, at one fell blow' as from a burst ing volcano, Into blazing, boiling ruin and death, eight hundred fives, and the revenue of a principality. For man has even extended the battle ground of the sea.—Frank T. Bullen, In Lon don Dally Mail. Romo OldRi- Thau Romulus. Excavations conducted Alroll In Rome's forum prove that tho eternal city existed long before the time of Romulus, Its supposed founder. Prof Alroll asserts that Etruscans tablished the city of Rome on Aventlne hill, from which they descended to fight the Sabines. « by Prof. es Making War on Plumage Hats. Enthusiastic members of London's Audubon Society propose a law to au thorize the confiscation of all hata dec orated with the plumage of song birds. Spring Humors X Coma to most people and causa many troubles,—pimples, bolls and othei eruptions, besides loss of appetite, that tired feeling, fits of biliousness. Indigestion and headache. The sooner one g ets rid of them the better, and the wa y to get rid of them and to bnild up the system that has suffered from them is to take Hood's Sarsaparilla and Pills * Forming in combination the Spring Medicine par excellence, of unequalled strength in purifying the blood ae shown by unequalled, radical and per» manent cures of Salt Rheum Bolls, Pimples All Kinds of Humer Psoriasis Rheumatism Dyspepsia, Eto Accept no substitute, but be surs te get Hood's, and get it today. Scrofula Scald Head! Blood Poisoning Catarrh lor almost to any American road, and at a 2 cent fare for all distances, nets 'annually over |12,000 for each mile of double track. The tramway system of Hull, Eng land, a town of 250,000 inhabitants, which is owned by the city, is super The! Acid Trouble. Colusa, Cal,, April 18th.—Much has been said and written recently about Uric Acid in the system; what causes it and how to get rid of it. It is known to be the first cause of Rheuma tism and many other diseases and has therefore received a great deal of atten tion from medical men. Mr. L. F. Moulton of this place claims that he has solved the problem of how to get this acid out of the sys tem. He says: "I had this acid trouble myself for years. At times the Kidney secretions would be very profuse and at other times scant but the acid was always my greatest trouble. Medicine failed to cure me till at last I heard of a rem edy called Dodd's Kidney Pills and after taking a box I seemed to be en tirely cured. However it came hack on me and this time I took several boxes with the result that I was completely and permanently cured. This was three years ago and I have not had a single symptom of the acid trouble since. I am 75 years of age and I am well as e\er I was." r Mrs. Subbubs—I think our new girl will turn out all right. Her name Is "Sophronla," you know. Mr. Subbubs—Well? Mrs. Subbubs—Well, we never had a girl named "Sophronla" before.— Philadelphia Press. To Break in New Shoes. Always shake in Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder. It cures hot, sweating, aching, swollen feet. Cures corns, ingrowing nails and bunions. At all druggists and shoe stores, 26c. Don't accept any substitute Sample mailed FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. Of the 12,703 newspapers and peri odicals published in Germany, more than 27 per cent are In other lan guages than German, 9 per cent being ^ in English alone. For coughs and colds there la no better medicine than Piso's Cure for Consump tion. Price 25 cents. The Outsider—Be there much wur ruk about a political job, Mike? The Insider—Not after yez get it, Pat.—Puck. Mothers will find Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup the best remedy to use for tljeir children during teething period. • La Montt—Stalewood is coming to tell one of his jokes. Let us run. La Moyne—Are his jokes ready so bad? La Montt—Bad? Why they are jokes you wouldn't listen to if he was going to buy the next round of drinks.—Chi cago News. Ayers y ' Impure blood always shows somewhere. If the skin, then boils, pimples, rashes. If the nerves, then neuralgia, nerv ousness, depression. If the Sarsaparilla stomach, then dyspepsia, biliousness, loss of appetite. Your doctor knows the remedy, used for 60 years. ** Returning from the Cuban war, 1 was a perfect wreck. My blood was bad, amt n»y health was gone. But a few bottles of Ayer's Sarsaparilla completely cured me/* H. C. Dokhlkr, Scranton. Pa. J. C. a YKIt CO., Lowell, Ma»* » 21 00 a bottle. for Impure Blood *Fio Sarsaparilla by keeping , bowels regular with Ayers p tho ills.