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LEW WIM LEIS"
Of POOR SIGHTS m m ti -t i i il; i i 'T'V ON RIFLES ill iff t : ft ; 1 1 I 1 OLD INDIAN SCOUT WHY WHITES' LOSSES WERE SO GREAT RELATES I r I I p, r i ,.ii CONTRAST WITH GUNS NOW . i , war from the ',W' Ui ' ohinteers buck to Howard at Mount I «1 r " " -Mount V " M.1 0 ; F 'Vr\ rr. " eCw,vUle a,,<l •,l' . J f ^®" n Lh° J'ldtans surround •d at Knminh. He was a scout who ^ enlisted 'with Randall 's company at Mount Idaho, and he participated in . I." fight on Cottonwood when Rn„ ! lall was killed. ' ! -, . -fr. VViimot is exceedingly interested n the kind of rifles with which the ' , Li net : ■> 1! ' Declares Sights Should be Adequate for Straight! .Shooting—Describes Battles (Vith Reds interesting pioneers is Lew Wilmot of Oppor says the Boise Statesman. Hcj I lis i ' '• One of the most i of the state ' ftunity ■ ' is the man who during the carried tho .1 \c/. Force i.i •t it I I ' ,c- 1 . ■I I present war < 1 1 nd more th«.. « . than a year ago, when the was being agitated, he wrote ■ 1 V M ft ( jubject i,|| p i J v 1,0 «-giMMea, ne \ j ,'j,, .MJutnnt General Moody of his i* * ' s eliellces with 801,16 of those in J J * 'y the U. S. cx in use army. , According to Mr. Wimot V < the great p isses in a group of Nez Perce Indian - ? r j 'attles were ilue to the poor sights on J •> ( ie army rifles. Mr. Wilmot partiel ï ated Personally in these battles and f ..aims to know of what he ,_ L . The sights on the Krag and , , e Springfield army rifles arc worth-' ., ; As. It is impossible for an old ml er a recruit er ti., 1 . ci • . ^ er , a re.ruit, 01 the best rifleman in . 1 r <! 0 Untr .V, to shoot with one with [ 1 L speaks. Soldiers Need Good Rifles. 'i 9" if the government is going to.ac ; .'I ! Pt # the services of the , 'ho are enlisting in this great war," ' i writes, young men ;ij "it should first put into ft,. I , Plr hands rifles with which they ran >■ r Tend not only themselves, but their . unes. si .y of accuracy, except in the !■", * Pt light and at stationary objects . "Ti. . - . . . J • I The front sight is so coarse that at 7 * yards it covers eighteen inches, I s <1 at 800 yards it covers six feet. e hole in the peep is so small and • M so far from tbe eye, that the! st move of the head evening or early in the "img. or when dust is bibwing, it 1 : I : ,C will throw the jn.i'lA '°( p r off from his target. of an Take it ! r 'impossible to sec through the peep hts. Tl,e battle sights are so coarse . . . -.. Relates Own Experiences. Which include one of "the t excitinc of th 1 r k «î th ' i Un *°* ,h< . ,,, ' lal, batt,e »' I he evil effects of ,H.or , uf : ' 'nty-two strong, attacked Joseph's' 1 ■ 1 A: ei leucea, I v? ;■ , e says: ■ [ft. P I .) > i. 1 ■1 t wo 1 ■ ; ^ The ..era . , ; deteate .1 and lost 34 men. The i 'ans did sot lose a man; twenty-two J, . !i '. rS '.'irowaway thoir Dfes their retreat. The Indians were !'d with Winchesters, old model. had Springfield* 15-70 ' (lie next fight Lieutenant Raines, , 'I iithese soldiers been armed with rif-: P'i hrojierly sighte<l they should have 1 - soldi« rs h, when properly sighted, nt for game are ex or defense. ton soldiers and one scout, -keil by the hostiles, and all wer« d. The Indians lost was one man. 1 fifty or more India 1 118. Fight Indians at Cottonwood. ' 'he next fight «• Captain Beers was at ( ot ton wood, Randal! with sixtien was cut off t v the oi ii< ist i I s a« he was on his whole way who Colonel ' ■ ' relief rf C'olone! Whipple, guarding ' 1 i rmy supplies. come sucronnJeil i»v tin nnd he s-nf Dan C r.sking ('ajdain Randall to s assistance, which he .lid, with 'teen all told. I ,1 !«• was hos 00 !;« to Mount When th«» volun one ami three-eights got within I °f Gotten wood they found ail the 1 p drawn up in buttle line. There probably 20« warriors. They had reinforced with fifty-two Spring Indians had captured. Cap rediiced to one of I the ■ Kamlall 's . (within men were a few i ' slid not fire minutes. a shot, although | to use until j I me have his rifle pooled off a little. • e volunteers held llO h. ground j W - B. the p. in. m- until 4 r had a Bailor,1 with Johnson ha.l ich the peep sights, , n Springfield 45-70, | sights liad bo j cn fixed; ; "The next fight was at Clearwater, where General Howard Howard's command —• "•'» jr,«**. •« - . . . , ,°" '"''I" "• * bk,wi * off ' Vltb a llo w.tzer " ' -- NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. Department of the Interior U 8 Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho, Nov cml.ci <), 1918. •Notice is hereby given that dames M ''®P adden > of Whitebird, Idaho, who, ? ome8tead Entry, No. 0o78b, for NE>4, Section 10; an,l .. N ^ 4 > 8 e , ct j? a II, Township 26 No1 fl J an k , <' 1 Last, Boise Meridian, * 6 ' n e of intention to make was attacked by the whole band of hostiles, where Howard fought for one and three-quar ters days and lost fourteen men, with twenty-eight wounded, and had it not been for the timely arrival of Colonel I Miller, General as Custer 's. 'if," , tbree ye!,r 1 roof - to establish claim to the land above described, before J Loyal Adkison, U. S. Commissioner, at Whitebird, Idaho, on the 17th day of December, 1918. Claimant names as witnesses: ( harles Baker, Lucile, Idaho; Shennan Cain, Clark H. Gill, Leroy Cully, of Whitebird, Idaho. 26-5 Henry Heitfeld, Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of tho Interior, U. S. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho, October 22 . 1918. ' Notice is hereby given that William . Neill for the. heirs of Robert Neill, deceased of Riggins, Idaho, who on March 4, 1915, made Homestead Entry, List 1-2753, No. 05957, for W% SW 14 , XWV 4 . WVà NW14 SW 14 , Section 29; and NEVi 8 E 14 , 8E14 NEA4, SWL4 ,NE% NEVi, S»/z 8EÎ4 NW 14 NE 14 , E% KW '4 NE ( 4 , Section 30, B'/j SWV4 SW W XR W> «"d SEV4 SE '4 NW 14 , 1 ' 0W , ,18 . hip No, ; th > Kan k e 1 East, Boise Meridian has filed notice of intention to make three year Proof, to establish claim to the land above described, be 0 | to, ' e '*• Ru . ya L Adkison, U. 8 . Commis j *} oner J Bir<1 ' Idaho ' 0,1 the 9th clay of December, 1918. ; Claimant names u s witnesses: Kestner P. Pinncll, Biggins, Idaho; 'Lames Murray, Francis Badger, Joseph ; Vul,in ' of Bollock, Idaho. Henry Heitfeld ' Agister, Department of the Interior, U. S. Land Office at Lewiston, Idaho, October 10, 1918. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION. „ N °tiee 1 » hereby given that John T. who, on filÂicî ot^n *' <l ' h<, * 0, <> Hampton Taylor, U. S. Oom missioner, at Orangeville, Idaho, on (he I -'2nd day of November. 1918. • j Claimant names as witnesses: ,. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of ri.e Interior. U. 8 Wwiston, Idaho, Nov-, I , h ' . j M.'.King/'"of' "'uiêilaT Idaho!* w"»?' « March 5, 1915, made Homestead Entrv Xa - 05977. for Lot 2 , NV> HEV 4 , SE^'i NE *> an d 8 % SW>4 NE A4, Section 2, Township 25 North, Range 1 East, Boise, I Meridian, has filed notice of intention) f,> make three year Proof, to establish! claim to the land above described, be fore J. Loyal Adkison. U. S. Commis sioner at Whitebird, Idaho, on the I 6 th day of December. 1918 . Claimant names as witnesses: Henry Elfirt. Joseuh Klever, Bailey. I Bi,p ' of lucile, Idaho; Clarence White,) White Bird, Idaho. i 26-5 Henry Heitfeld, Register, NOTICE FOR PI BL K ATION. I »«'iw riment of the Interior, U. S. Emid Office at Lewiston. Idaho. Nov ■inlier 4. HHS. Notii-e is hereby given Hint William f llui'iister. Idaho, who. on !914. made Ii.tinostf«'»«) entrv. Coveri Jnlv 1 List 0542«. for I Section 2 . Township 29 N. anil NV, EVj SW 14 SW 14 . j SW 14 , Section I Range 1 East. j ti'«'«! notice of inti'iitiim f«> make thns* '«'ar proof, to establish claim t lescrihed, liefmv Hampton Taylor, C. S. ('«mimissioner, at Grange ville. Idaho, her. 1918. ('laimant name« L. Meeker, Jr.. James Clifford Spe«ld«m. "f Ji'rangeville. Idaho. Henry Heitfeld, Register. Lot I W 1 and SEV >. Township ."(IN.. .Meridian, lias I • Ill«' l:i 1 ill above ui flit' ISfh «lay uf I leeeni as witnesses. Frank L. Bishop, E. •Iidin Callard. all inn«] ; can lie FOR SALE OH TRADE—220 acres of 75 more 120 under cultivation; cultivated; pienty of water, .-.00,000 feet good saw timber on land. Apply W. H. Vincent, Harpster, 19 tf i U!a. .' Want to buy inr.d. Geo. M. Ree.l. 1 tf S;" " .. Charley Case on which the sights had I had a Remington tar I been changed, get 45(10, with target sights, 32-inch barrel. Captain EandaU Is Killed "I do not know whether there an Indian killed, dall, Ben Evans and I. H. Houser, We badly handicapped, shoot from 600 to 1000 yeards, and all we could see would be a dark object through the' grass, them they were afraid to show them selves was Wc lost Captain Ran were We had to We hit so close to ''Had wc all been armed with gov eminent rifles, with such sights as the soldiers are compelled to use, we would in all probability have lasted ten minu tes. As head of the salvage and reclama tion department of the general quar termaster depot here, Captain Felix and his force of enlisted pairing and salvaging supplies which have been discarded by the United States array in the border district. Tbr ^ warphouses ' « P"rt of the fort ÄtTÄsr do " *<■„« whirl, huve h,. .he winds are repaired by men who have f '" ,, . ors or who haw «parlence in repairing canvas. prs which have been torn are cut up into small pieces and made Into cloth ,n * »»«*«■• merly discarded. A tailor shop has h p **n established where worn and torn nnlforms are repaired, buttons sewn 0n ' the ,,nifor n' s «team cleaned and pressed and returned to th« Army shoes which have been hy many marches men are re Canvas cot env These cot covers were for owners, worn over the desert sands ment. near the fort are half-soled bv machinery, ripped plaees stitched laces Inserted and the shoes sent back Not a scrap of leather is permitted to be wasted by the reclamation and salvage depart Shoes too badly worn to he repaired, and cavalry boots, are rip ped to pieces and the leather used for repairing other hoots and shoes. The scraps are then sent to market for use In the manufacture of composition belting. Recently 15 meat grinders for paring meat for cooking demned and sent to the reclamation department to be sold fdr junk, stead, the parts were separated, reas sembled and five good grinders obtain ed, while the remaining parts . new for further wear. pre were con In were stored for repairing other grinders. Broken parts were sold for Junk. Wagons, automobiles, tank wagons, soup kitchens and every other kind of field equipment Is received by this de partment. Wagonmakers replace parts of transport and ammunition wagons with new ones. All autorao worn bile parts are classified and a crew of jrnrage men repair the cars as they oome to the shops. Even tracks for caterpillar trucks are kept for repair ää '* 4 *"-■ Broken spurs, ragged guidons and " bu " wh,ps " lls,lfl b - v the army mule dr,vp ™ «re salvaged In Uncle Sam's big junk shop here, and the govern m ent is saved thousands of dollars by repairing army property which other - >cr,pl ^"" E t Pot * 8h Fr ™ Dust - Bh ( ° des ' « Pl « sb °rgh manufacturer. cIaims to bavp mad«" (he discovery, «nd at his own expense has arranged <0 erect a large experimental plant ad ^scs, d x«.. h „ a . of i Îet^lraLoÏ oï . ÄTÄ enter into any agreement with the re j ceiver. This was granted i ar ^e ^ he COUld l ar K e quantities of potash for fertilizer tbe dust and waste of cement " IIIs that b ^ of groat benefit to the conn try in increasing the supply. Tt ,s understood that (he United States government Is watching the ex périment with interest ___ ! n „ Dogs on the Battlefield. Experiments made in the training dogs as messengers with the ar mies in (he field have, it is stated, given satisfactory results. tiffllch The dogs nve proved most receptive under instruction are chiefly half bred collies and retrievers. A rather i poor breed of bob-tailed sheep dogs has also done well. AH have been I trained to perform their errands dtiring heavy firing, both rifles and \ trims. They can he fired over as ( easily as the ordinary sporting dog, I and. what Is quite another thing, they will face fire at close range. Many have shown amazing skill In getting over, under and through ail sorts of obstacles. Including wire. I suppose you are goln' to | France right soon, ain't you?" the girl 1 asked. exactly," replied the soldier "I suppose I'll go through France, but. you see. I'm on my way to 4 Destination—Berlin. H. T. Bennett, a Seymour traveling roan, was standing on a depot platform In a Kentucky town while a group of colored men were waiting to entrain, and ovcrhi'iird the following conversa tion between one of the conscripts and a colored girl who was bidding him goodhy: "Well, Sam. are you goin' with this hunch ? ! Not candidate. lirriE MST ASIDE How Military Stores on Mexican Border Are Salvaged. Nothing That It Is Possible to Repair, or in Any Way Make Ureful, Is Ever Thrown Away Worthless. as The most extensive denier in Junk on the Mexican border wears an olive drab uniform, two bars on his shoul ders and a serious look, for business is always rushing with Capt. Fred Fe lix. Uncle Sam's Junk man In the cav alry division here, writes the Fort Bliss (Tex.) correspondent of the New York Sun. parts thoroughly drenched with pure spirit, and after the application of a thin layer of "bipp" the wound can in many cases he sewn up immediately with every prospect of primary union and no further distress to the patient. Even wounds associated with bone in juries or damaged joints, have been successfully treated by this method, and compound fractures have lost much of their seriousness. One of the most marvelous cases is recorded at a London military hospital. A piece of shell penetrated a soldier's chest and diaphragm, passing into the abdominal cavity. Juries healed without subsequent ill consequences, the truck of the missile being excised and the wound sutured after a thorough application of "bipp." Similar success has been attained in cases of gas gangrene, which is de prived of its chief terror since the germs of this infection can no longer These terrible in JOINED RANKS OF PROFITEERS Indian Had the Stereotyped Reason for Increasing His Price for Basket of Berries. i An Indian in one of the western res ervations was in the habit of bringing lo .Mrs. Gray each spring several has kets of wild berries for which, from he had always charged 50 cents a basket. A few days ago he paid his annual visit to Mrs. Gray's back door, ri berries and tendered the usual ment. time immemorial. The maid took the _ pay The Indian shook his head. ' One dollar a basket now," he said. The maid called her mistress and ex plained the difficulty. Much surprised, Mrs. Gray again offered the ..j„j . money to the Indian, who once more refused to accept It. Gray. Why Is this?" asked Mrs. The baskets are the same size as usual, are they not?" "Yes." vea J d , ïnow because b ushes loaded down with ti? " rides nhonf th« ° D my ^ . 7«. "»». «y I«-, «m c-.„. "xhe InTla^shlfted fr r 'Jrjr~ S rles one'donar^a ba 8 ket n0UnC " d 1 " Ber 'I °"e dollar a basket now. Met sir Walter Scott. The Rev. John Douglas, said to have ^^ 0 "" ^ « nd b « d "- a />" W; ninety-third birthday. Sept, II. 'f 16 - Mr - Douglas des.rlbed In detail h,s the author of the Waveriy nove,s in 1881. With his father, the »aä «îgVarirf s^iT.' "v ° n h ' S bead ' ^ h ' I Douglas' father checked horse and chatted with the man fnr i ""'7^ P "' A «™«d the youngster ns to, d fba t the little man was none other than tho ««(Pd author. During! ! he ,ast 20 JPnrs persons who could boast °f having seen Scott alive have ! beconie fewer. Two years ago it was Practically conceded that Mr. Douclns ba d sole claim to the distlneMnn —_ a mo tion. T . ■ c .. . Their Ep.taph. nnrI h -j " 11 , 3 tbe 8 un. still in position, t f f '^.'d p lf tw '° dead FOnt ° f gunners. In r r °k P 8V tW ° <lpa<l Hllns : i" % e °, f , the otbpr thprp WPro three. hem oom"* '" h1 . S 0 J d out dpar ' nnd ' ' M ^ Hs ( bp bo «Ps of cartridge ""S- ^ ^ P ' a,n ^" , >c\ so 1 out dear, they held out ^ " bi 0 ,rra P hy <* f - ' ° «n'«»es, fill It with citation* ^ ,r sterMn ? conduct, recount the ^ short ' * ha T, bitter P noitl " t,s t of Toul In which .. .. thpy dipd . <»nd In the end all your fine ! "° r ., ' 1,11 vour fa ' r -Phra«ed tribute. | r' >U d pxpre8s "«(hing finer than (hose ' "i°, Si ™ P j e 8tatp " lpQ '* of fact. They 1 sobI , n ' n ,,ear tho - v b »dd out long. Their epitaph? It was there beside (he two bodies, written In those heaps of cartridge shells that had brought five Huns to their doom right at the gun nozzle, and who shall say how many more beyond? , » , most] diana who h id «- m' ^ ' I" fr ' ,U ,n * i.j, tiles as an •niiuilan'e" > 1 t "° SP0 !' P mg -iose „n heh nH lh . 1 er W ° rk ' ' "• bpbind the lines received took Vù-aî'iT 'In"the J' n,Pr bp I x ta | v wns hlt hy\** }* °f,f a d' ,fl - j , V by n ai| fom<>blle and j put 0 « o, ! More Dangerous Than War. It Is not always the greatest danger which Is accompanied hy the serious results. RAPID STRIDES IN SURGERY War Has Brought Discoveries That Alleviate Pain and Heal the Most Dangerous Wounds, ''Bipp'' is one of the new words that will be added to the dictionary as the direct outcome of the war. "Bipp" Is a combination of bismuth, iodoform and paraffin paste, and is the name given to one of the most important surgical discoveries of Dr. Rutherford Morrison, a famous operative surgeon of London. It exercises a strange charm upon the treatment of danger ous wounds. In the early days of the war doctors employed the older forms of curative surgery, which entailed long periods of suffering to the wounded soldier. By the new process the destroyed tissues and infected areas are excised, the ( glinting, eye-searing sparks. But It "■as beautiful beyond words to de scribe. We spun along at fifty miles an hour wilh a cool, clean breeze in our faces Then just over a slight rise in Hie sparkling plain I saw my first mirage. It was impossible to believe it was a mirage and not really the beautiful lake that It Seemed—a lake dotted with wooded islands and fringed in places 'with deep green for ests. I liave seen mirages in other deserts in oilier lands, hut I have never seen anything like the Mesopotamian mi rage. We drove straight on and it came so close that I was sure I could see a ripple on its surface. Then sud denly it went away off, and where it had been our skidproof tires were bum ming on the hard-packed sand and I saw that the wooded islands had been created out of nothing but patches of camel thorn and that the trees of the were tufts of dry grass not more than six inches high. Off on the far horizon a camel car avan was swinging slowly along and the camels looked like some mammoth prehistoric beasts, while in another direction what we took to be camels turned out to be a string of diminutive donkeys under pack saddles laden with bales of the desert grass roots that the Arabs use for fuel. The mirage has played an interest ing part In the Mesopotamian paigns. In some places it is practi cally continuous the year round, and it adds greatly to the difficulties of army In action. It is seldom mistaken for anything but what it Is. of course, but it does curious things to distance and to object* both animate and Inani mate. Incidentally It renders the curate adjustment of gun ranges al most altogether Impossible. One of the most curious Incidents of the whole war happened In connection with a mirage and on the very spot over which I drove that first day out In the desert. cam an ne The batt,e of Shalb « "a. ™e of the hardpst f °i'l?ht battles In the whole Mespot campaign and vlctorv for a whlle anybody's. D was going t; for lonfr ' And tho, 1 6 h the Turks "were t rrr r = well. This the British officer com m an dlng did not realize and he Just on the as I retirement—which wonld ho h I fatal to the British in Mesopotamia*" T'Se desert was full of mirage and local phenomena - saw ânnrô«eh.„ from the southeast whm * like heavv Tenf„rcelr r ° h " n nothing hut « simnh ' / . W8S Bnd hls dualized reîr guärd ? was were in full re What a moment ! **"*>%™™ *** h-assed hy hJmlsseTeh ^nriv "n'in^t* „ ! u» i ' J • ninety miles away. and committed sidclde"- ^ ^ ,8ter oiiv»r .. At wl- e . Memorial. Hard ri.V- , V A,b,on P. Ire i u V . , s nirthpincp, a memorial r, •i'"!' I , ' rp , °d to Oliver Goldsmith. - 11 1 " t,u> f °rm of the restoration of 1b " riturch where the poet's father ministered Goldsmith nishonj great bands way to Kha mmv horn in 1 - 90 " r ® ,lver Co u n t v Tonefer? at Bally years later his father ntL smith became rector T-*.. 00 d ' West and settled m i.. f K ! Ikpnny now knoun as Auburn ' UN * S i on the road between Athione «n i n'T y maho„. Auburn ", Goiism,^ ^ serted Village« In some rien-pr * S «nts Lissoy and th^ stîrv «f ' evic tion bv General Nanier WflB an ° K ably in Goldsmith's nfimt if Pr °u b * ' wrote the poem a [though d d 1 to apply to England * Pn ed * aDd so was England * aDd - Died at Po.t «f n . During the storms Inf the rear wh!ch severest known United States of the big This vessel raarines c., on the con*«»"Tn** navy suff Pre(I the ' ,oïs ocean-going tnv oi,..,,., was manned entirely hv members of the naval reserve Cm hi ,ln ç terrific sen the tug foundered Ini was lost. It was at this time o. Important duty for the W asli » an 1 navy yard to get guns to an Atlanta ' h° rt 'i Amon,f tbe men who met a heroic death at this time was « 11 «« i J? Dant Ounlor grade), E. D New 11 j Ü- S ' N ' R - F - commanding officer ** - Grand Armv nf m * °x»* r 60,000 ministers of'ffiTo 1 ^ VBr J° ns denominations ar.. with «f *Hles in France. About on non 1 the I . . . ran L«s. People'« Home Jounlai Jrnal - early part SAVED BV MIRAGE ; How British Army Escaped De feat in Mesopotamia. Turkish Commander Saw What He Be lieved Were Re-enforcements Com ing to Aid Enemy and Or dered Retreat We went on toward nowhere, Intend-1 Ing to make a wide detour and come Into old Basra city by the Zobeir gate In the south wall, Eleanor F. Egan writes in the Saturday Evening Post. There was no dust out there; only hard-packed sand, out of which the fierce hammering sun struck a myriad wo . -r° . «ierhood. Hanois .Jordan writes in Hum In the wider sphere ope niD? f en the most Important, the mo st quential of all tasks that "hV "turn her hand to " are th,. , h , will bring about het, er housï ing. education and what Influent ^ be brought to hear upon his mind how he grows to good ship, how he comet ties and Modest» initarian, «'on,. ronse may Uut may young _ . citizen s to recognize his dn responsibilities , 0 m men. And if there is a ehlldleL hl°* the woman cannot bring a & me blessing or a greater happiness seif than by opening its doors the same time her heart child without a mother greater to her —and at some —to I PERKINS AT IMPORTANT POST Sergeant Major's Remark Made Him Realize Just Might Mean to Him. Must Hay« What it Major Jackson tells of the visit 0 f one of the generals to the trenches on the end of the British line * The general, who was a great stick on the left : "Do you know, sir, that most Important soldier in the amivr ITlvate Perkins murmured some modest rejoinder, but, as in doty bound, kept his eye glued to the iscope with his vista of No Man's Land. I HT* "Yes," resumed the general, the last man in the last last platoon of the last company of (he last battalion of the last rerl ment of the last brigade. After this impressive "yon'r* squad of the announcement the general turned on his heel and de parted. Then the sergeant major, lest Private Perkins should be puffed np by the suddenly conferred Importance, added : "Yes, and if the army gets the com mand to form on the left you'll mark time for the rest of your bloody ural life !" Any military man realizes what it would mean to be pivot man for a line 125 miles long .'—Toronto Mall and Empire. Sunday Battles in History. Some of the fiercest engagements of the present war have been fought Sunday, the so-called day of rest, for the German seems to like that day for a bombing raid on on some defenseless town, as well as for much bigger oper atlons at the front, possibly count of the old adage about the bet ter the day the better the deed. The fiercest of the battles in the Wars of the Roses was actually fought Palm Sunday, observes London An This was the Battle of Tow ton in 1401, and fen years later the Battle of Barnet was fought on East er Sunday. Ramillies was fought on Whitsunday, 170(5. Both Bull's Run and Shiloh, in the American Civil war, were fought on Sunday. It was on Sunday that Well ington issued that famous order, "Cl uc3.i,i Rodiigo in uni be carried by as sault (his on sc on swers. . I I A glad Sunday for the British em pire was that "loud Sabbath" when Wellington defeated Napoleon at Wa terloo In the last attempt on the part of one ■ I B man to dominate the world. Only Partial Repentance. Bobby accompanied his mother to (he grocery and. unobserved, helped himself to a banana and was calmly eating it when discovered. His moth Pr ' " rP! >tiy horrified, reprimanded him "everely. and on the way home, meet ing a policeman whom she knew, told b ' m of Bobb .v's misdeed and asked " bllt be usually did with boys that «w* bananas, " If tbpy arp hlR bo - vs 1 Io " k thpra • 1aU ' but lf thpy are mtle 1 Jn8t takp tbPm bomp " ' lb me. But you won't fake any more bananas, will yon, B ° bby? " BoI) by, thoroughly frightened, re frPatf * d * ^nglng to hls mother's skirt, î'ï mann * w1 tf * : "No ; me no take ba F>sna ; me fake an apple next time." H I' ■ B' B' ■1 ■, ■ B. ■ B^ B B Km Ht ■ ■ ■ Brave Rescue of Comrade. Hearing a cry for help. James Roh I prtson McGregor, fireman, third class, ! a (( a »'he«l to the training station at I win^T' "* ^ 'T (Without waiting to remove his clotb 1 "f , . ind ' n «("ltliat«ndlng darkness had ' Set ln ' sl| cceedpd In rescuing an ap P rPnf|pe «ho wns In the water " 88 uncon 8 , dO«« condition. AIcGregor b8S been ,n thp KPrv 'cc since last May, WhCn bp Pn,lstPd at Albany, N. Y. Freddy's "Polish." Freddy lived next door to some new li laU ' lp ' 1 Pole * who had a boy bisage. ° De dny Frpd ' a mother heard him mumbling some unlntelligihie stuff to "' e fnrpi K" b ".v and said, "What on I 8rth " rp you tll,kin >- r Hke that to that bo . v for?" -C-».." ..Id Freddy, ™. < tB,k Rn ' ïî,sb ' » I have lo talk Polish to him." 1 """ « How Woman OF mothers Mnd H appiness. es» H and The proper common good, "u Is th* rear the child. Hotve^ ** i meaning. no man c an brln^ and sense to a child that S*,, Î, M yearns for. a ragg^ . ttIe stricken child Is abk,t' d rty ' If the child »eil Poverty. , ''«».es i„t„ thTwo^""*' environment where sq„ a i or ® rtd *" «a fs a concern of the romm ^ 8 " 8 " should be. that a young life "a" y ' and measures should be trtï* prove the condition of the " mm T he world has - - cb d - mother-hearted or there to in,. need of m °thers. of Woman women. never rise to more glorious h Se ° f ' ."'0 heights