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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
' '• One of the most i
of the state
' ftunity
■ ' is the man who
during the
carried tho
\c/. Force
I '
,c- 1 .
present war
< 1 1 nd more th«.. « .
than a year ago, when the
was being agitated, he wrote
■ 1 V
( 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.
in use
, 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
Soldiers Need Good Rifles.
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
"it should first put into
ft,. I
, Plr hands rifles with which they ran
>■ r Tend not only themselves, but their
. unes.
.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 :
will throw the
jn.i'lA '°( p r off from his target.
of an
Take it !
'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
ei leucea,
v? ;■
, e says:

> i.
■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,
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
one man.
1 fifty or more India
Fight Indians at Cottonwood.
' 'he next fight
«• Captain
was at ( ot ton wood,
Randal! with
was cut off t v the
oi ii< ist i I s a« he was on his
■ ' relief rf C'olone! Whipple,
i rmy supplies.
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
00 !;« to Mount
When th«»
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

Kamlall 's
. (within
men were
a few
i ' slid not fire
a shot, although |
to use until j
me have his rifle
pooled off a little.
• e volunteers held
llO h.
ground j
W - B.
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
cn fixed; ;
"The next fight was at Clearwater,
where General Howard
Howard's command
—• "•'» jr,«**. •« -
. . . , ,°" '"''I" "•
* bk,wi * off ' Vltb a llo w.tzer
" '
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.
Henry Heitfeld, Register.
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
| 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.
„ 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:
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,
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.
Jnlv 1
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.
I W 1
and SEV
>. Township ."(IN..
.Meridian, lias
I •
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;
pienty of water,
.-.00,000 feet good saw timber on land.
W. H.
19 tf i
Want to buy inr.d. Geo. M. Ree.l. 1
S;" " ..
Charley Case
on which the sights had
I had a Remington tar
I been changed,
get 45(10, with target sights, 32-inch
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
Wc lost Captain Ran
We had to
We hit so close to
''Had wc all been armed with
eminent rifles, with such sights as the
soldiers are compelled to use, we would
in all probability have lasted ten minu
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
over the desert
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
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
were con
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
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
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.
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,
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
exactly," replied the soldier
"I suppose I'll go through
France, but. you see. I'm on my way to
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
"Well, Sam. are you goin' with this
hunch ?
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
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
Indian Had the Stereotyped Reason for
Increasing His Price for Basket
of Berries.
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
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.
Why Is this?" asked Mrs.
The baskets are the same size
as usual, are they not?"
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
«îgVarirf s^iT.' "v ° n h ' S bead '
^ h '
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
great bands
way to Kha
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
* 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
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
_ . 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
to her
—and at
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
"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
squad of the
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 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
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

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."




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
Mnd H appiness.
es» H
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
, ''«».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 -
to in,.
need of
m °thers. of
never rise to more glorious
h Se ° f
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