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THE COSSACKS.
( Parorite Camp Story Through
WJiiah Gcacraia -Irr CriticianU
Unlike other liussian soldiers, the
Cossacks are very Isiteliiaent iu" inUitar.v
matters and do not hesitate to
criticise their generals freely among
themselves. They hnre bitter tongues
and a genius for satire. There is a favorite
story which has been told la
Cossack camps for generations. It is
handed down from father to son. the
names .being changed to fit the military
commanders of the (lay. Freely
translated, it runs something like this:
The war god of Ilussia was asleep
in heaven one day when lie was awakened
by the confused clamor of two
hosts in battle on the earth beneath.
He shouted to the Angel Gabriel:
"Look out and see "what my Cos
sacks .-ire qchii;.
"They aro fighting the Turks, and
Prince Potemkiu is leading: them."
"Oh. that's nil right." said the war
god. "He's a good man."
So the deity went asleep again, only
to be awakened by another turmoil.
"What's that?" he asked sleepily.
"They are lighting the Turks again
under Suwarotv."
"He's a fine fellow. They'll do all
right."
And so the story goes on interminably
around the eamufire. each man
add? the name of, his favorite command-.
r until at last one of them
makes the Angel Gabriel mention the
name of some general who happens to
be regarded by the Cossacks as a duffer.
Then the next man makes the
war god reply in accents of great
alarm:
"Oil. my beloved Cossacks! They
must be perishing tinder that man! It
is time I interfered. Hasten. Gabriel,
aud bring me my long hoots, for 1
must go down at once and save them."
TURTLE FLESH.
The H:eut2soiuc'Kt oC the
iiiv Ti'or.i? 3Ienl>
No one really knows how Inrge u turtle
may i?ro\v, but certainly there tioei;
not appear to be much if any exatrfrer
atiou attached to she statements of
Pliny and" Strabo, who, describing the
cbelonopliagi of the Rod sea] say that
they utilized the .shells of the turtles
they had eaten as roofs to thoir huts
aiul boats for their feeble voyages.
Strange to say. the handsomest turtle.
the ha vvk's bill variety (Chelone inibrieata'i.
furnishes the worst flesh, being
so strongly flavored with musk as
to be almost uneatable. This peculiarity
would seem to point to a diet of
sijtiid since these mollusea are exceedingly
musky. Rut it may not be out of
place to remark here that turtle flesh,
even of the best sorts, is not nice. As
Sam Welter's pieman hoarsely whispered,
"It's the seasoning as does it."
A diet of turtle steaks or of hashed
turtle or of turtle soup, nu nature!,
would soon sicken any 0110 but a savage.
For sixpence or its equivalent in
most of the West India island towns
one can get a heaped plate of turtle
steak with bread or jams or sweet potatoes
ad lib. But I never knew even
a hungry sailor who wanted more than
one meal a week of it, "for all its cheapness.
The fact is that in the cult of
turtle soup vre are following (a long
way off, it is true) tbe example set by
the Chinese, -vho love gelatinous soups
and pay fabulous prices for tbe nests
of the sea swallows, tbe bolothuria, or
sea slug, and the sharks* fins because
of their gelatinous qualities. ? Frank
T. Bull en in Leslie's.
(iueor Urnnkeu Manias.
An English sheriff who died some
years since kept a record of tbe curious
cases of drunkenness that came
under his observation. Several habitual
cases had developed odd manias.
One woman who had been arrested 107
times for drunkenness in twenty-eight
years, had a mania for breaking windows
when she was intoxicated. An
old soldier, suffering from a wound in
the head, always stole Bibles when he
was tipsy. Another man stole nothing
but spades, while'one woman's fancy
ran to shawls and another's to shoes.
A. man named Grubb was imprisoned
seven times for stealin.tr tubs, although
there was nothing in his lino .of life to
make tabs pnrtlerdnrly desirable t >
him.
lastltiwlrial Ecouociy.
A locomotive engineer on im eastern
railroad said one day to his two firemeii,
"Suppose yon fellows work as if
yon, and not the company, were paying
the coal bills." During six months,
merely by careful firing, the men
caused a saving in coal, over the average
consumption of the engine, equal
to almost four times the amount of
wages pnid the ineii for that period.
The engine was tiro same: the men
worked differently.'?World's Work.
lie Hnd n War Wit Ii Illm.
'Jane Seymour was boasting to Anne
Bole.vn.
'Henry has just asked me .for my
hand," slie remarked.
"That's nothing," retorted the queen,
"he has just asked me for my bend."
Culv-AOM A-tr/in+ca C-! 1 AtWOil Ilr'vtll 1,'!
(lies granted, the request.?N(rsv York
Tribune.
Sot PpopoHinjf.
Mauil?I'm afraid I intruded when I
dropped in on you unexpectedly the
oilier evening. Mr. Spoonamore looked
as if lie were proposing. Mabel-Weil,
lie wasn't. lie was only posing.
?Chicago Tribune.
Mil. Sense of Feeling.
"Are you sure that mule is blind?"
"Yes. suh?in Ills eyes he is, but you
des orter see hiin feel fer you tvld his
heels."?Atlanta Constitution..
You may be busy, but if you have
time to tell your troubles you ore not
busy- enough.?Atebison Globe. j
I have some fine lots In Morrow
Place yet. H. H. Lanham. x
AN INDIAN DUEL..
The ramira* Kisxlit Between Chlet
Cmnenler una r?lce.
"The methods of fighting duels among
. the Indians," said au old. frontiersman,
"were varied, each tribe having Its own
peculiar custom. Some of the tribes
learned to fight according to the code
of the white man, however, among
these the Choctaws or Cherokecs.
which reminds me of the famous duel
in July of 1SS3. when the celebrated
Choctaw chief. Carpenter, fought near
the Pine Creek Indian agency with a
white man named Price. Chief CarI
penter was a splendid type of Indian,
j tali and straight and eouiely. and he
i had been tyell educated anu hud natru!
ml talents and natural Instincts that
put him head, ami shoulders over ids
Iudian associates.
"As usual, this trouble was started
by a disagreement over some trivial
matter, which caused a dispute and
ended in the white man calling his
rod brother a liar. Throughout the
trouble the big. Indian had roumiued
perfectly calm, although considerably
angered, and as the insult fell ho gazed
coldly into the eyes of Price and said:
" * Your blood shall wash out that
word.*
" 'Whenever you're ready, say the
; word,' cried Price. 'You can do your
washing right hero and now If you
please/ '
" '* '.Not now, sir. but tomorrow morning,
when the sun peeps over the top
of that wild plum tree, you must be
here and without Tail/
I "The report of the due] spread far
i and wide, and at ati hour eoiisiderably
; before sunrise a largo crowd had gatlij
creel - oh the dueling .ground to witness;
; the encounter. Price was the .first on
| the field, and for a time it looked as if
| there would lye no Carpenter. But,
} true to his Indian blood. the chief d;fiI
dai.ued coming too soon at the appoint
j cu place as inucU as lie -would have
! feared; coming too late, and -it. wars just
j as the first rays of .the sua stole over
the soft green of the tree that the rod ,
: man stood in place. N'ot a word war
j spoken by either .num.. Both-'drew their i
: pistols, and, raising the weapons, tliey j
j tired: almost sinm I taheousty. CurpeaV j
j ter reeled.' 1 jiit with a niighty effort'j
j cheeked a tendoncy to .spin round, and. I
staggering, 11 red as the crack of his opponent's
pistol sounded for the second
time. This time Pricejumped Uigli in
the air and landed on his face stone
dead.
"With a wild shout the crowd pressed
forward to surround the lucky chief.
| but before hid could reach him he fell
J senseless. Price had been shot through
| the heart, clean as a whistle, a remark
| able shot considering the condition of
I the Indian when he made it, and a
j shot Carpenter c-ordd have made in
the first place without a doubt had Lbeen
as determined to kill as Trio
proved himself when his bullet buried
! itself in the Indian's breast.'*
I The Vice oV ' j
Nagging may or may not be a vin- ,
of the -tilin, as a fatuous piiysleian say
gests. but that there is some truth ;
liis theory that there is a scie:iUt:v
basis for this ugly habit seems 1 lively
"Perfect health," l:e says, "has as oiaof
its factors content of mind. A nor*"
ous man or woman who is mudou?.
discontented, gloomy, dissatisfied, v.orried
from any cause, cannot enjoy -good
health. This mental turmoil produce,
as one of its primary effects on the
body an inability to digest food prop
erly. The blood which should supply
tile force necessary for the f.miction
of digestion is continually drawn nwiiy
from the stomach by excitoiuerit i:.
the brain, and the woman who nags
suffers. "While there be those v.hore
tendency to Jay 011 fat is so great that
nothing will stop it a nagging iv.au or
woman Is; generally thin. Their habit
! of mind has partially starved iJielv
j bodies."
i\.cpcrai>.JOtl?a?3yr.
| The buzzards. enjoy the same "sa\
credhess" in the -: river district of
1 T"- - - - 'V. 1
| \\ Ytir&llili i it IS l.i>< ?AV.?V'J '*
i countries. A breakc?;' boy yvus brought
before ;t squire in a eoul mliuni? town
on tile chur&e of bavin# kifjotl ouo.ol'
the only scavengers of that country.
After severely' !*ef>rlijlun<lln^' the Ijey
the old squire. who was a Gorat'tJ
sulci: "I line you i.'iu:"
1 "I hain't y;ot tbet much," replied the
! boy,
\ "Den 1 fine you
"I hain't t;at ?5,"
"Veil, how much haf you got?"
"Three dollars :tiul seventy-fl ve cents."
"All ri&hl.; den I fine you ?3.75."*
tlraijrt CJrowlli.
Brain development is found by Professor
Sogfgel of Munich to have two
periods of jieceloratioi!, from ten to
eleven and from seventeen to eighteen
f,.r.rri +xmivri tn thirteen I
and nineteen to twenty in boys. At
the period of most rapid increase in
height, from twelve to fourteen years,
the growth of the brain is leas than
one-hundredth Unit of the body, bet at
seventeen to nineteen it grows onethirtieth
as fast and at twenty reaches
one-seventh of the body grovrrh.
Proof of Adfifn'o Psifiloroe.
Dennis?Tills hutheu iiposi'faper says
there was no such rasn iis,visri. Milie
?Are you sure there was? Dennis?
I'm surprised at a mail o' your sinse
talltin' so. Where did your Adam's
apple come freiu 1?Kew l'ori; Telegram.
Sorvived 5lany Attaclts.
"What do you consider tiie most remarkable
characteristic of Siiakuspeare's
plays:"
After a moment's thought Mr. Storraington
Id a rues replied:
"Endurance."?Washington Star.
! Toar conscientious men ore oftenor
j conscientious- in vvitbhoKUns than bo:
stowing'.?Lnmior.
| There are no same laws to handlcap
the man who hunts trouble.
CHIPS OF THE
NAMES . OF FAMOUS WARRIORS f
STILL. ON ARMY ROLLS?AN- v
OTHER U. S. GRANT THERE. f
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SHERMAN AND MILES COMBINED t;
IN THE NAME OF A WEST li
POINT CADET, WHO IS A f
SON OF GEN. MILES. t.
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SONS OF CONFEDERATES ALSO ''
IN THE REGULAR
RANKS. J
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For years . some of the names of j
our many heroes, dead and living,
have been retained by their descend- (
ants on the long roll of the army, and (
from the make-up of it to-day the r
fact may be perpetuated. One of the ,.
ranking general officers in the ser- ..
vice said the other day that the mere J
relation of these names In the service
had a most beneficial off eel in that,
the natae alone was n constant re- g
minder of faithful and dlsiingtiishod
service of gallantry in action, of
esprit de corps, otc.. says tlie Washington
"Post."
In nearly every arm of the service (
in nearly every regiment of cavalry
or Infantry one may see a name (i
which has helped to make American '
history brilliant. That history re- ,j
posits itself remains to be soon, but ^
there Is no dor.it that all of thesesons
stand ready to repeat deeds of g
valor as glorious as those of their fa- ^
minis fathers.
Perhaps the most prominent, o? ^
these sons is Frederick Dent Grant., f
now a brigadier general arid cocimanding
the his Department of the '
1 -akes, with headquarters at Chicago.' "
'Fred" Grant, as lie is familiarly
ft
known, was born in Missouri, his
father being; stationed at St. bouts in
1S50, just after his return from gal- ^
lant service on the Mexican bonier, (
especially at. Chapultepec. Tito, pres- a
out General Grant is also a West
; Pointer and was at the Military P
j Academy from tStlG to 1.S71, when he
was appointed a second lieutenant
of cavalry and assigned to the Fourth Q
regiment.
Five years after lie was appointed ..
a first lieutenant, in the same regi
ment, but meanwhile lie Held the
rank of lieutenant colonel, being j
aide-de-camp to Lieutenant General a
Shorninn from March 17. 187:;, to ?
June 1. 1RS1. In October of that
year he resigned from the regular _
service. t
The outbreak of life war with fi
Spain found him colonel of the Fourteenth
New. York infantry, and this _
evidently was the stepping-stone for
his re-entry into the regular army, .
for twenty-five days afterward he to j
appointed a brigadier general of volunteers,
which commission he held
until he again entered the permanent *,
establishment, in February, 1901. Ir. j
a few months he will have reached
the grade of major general, and it ir. .
puzzling to many whether he will before
his compulsory retirement, In
1914. reach the top. of the military
ladder, as did his illustrious father, d
The name of Ulysses S. Grant is a
being perpetrated in the army by his t
...I.,,,., TTn-t-cme Q UT ->nU
who ithe son of General Fred I>. u
Grant. This, the youngest of all the ..
Grants now in the service, is a lieutenant
of engineers and was :L "star"
graduate of West Point in X!>0:J, which
gave him his own selection as to the
arm of serv ice he desired to enter,
it. is a strange coincidence that pa- I
triotisRi should follow both father I
and son so strongly all through life, 1
for each was horn on a National bo 1- '
J day. the father on May 30 and the 1
son on July 4.
Two Sheridans illumine tiie roil of 1
officers?ilichacl V? a brother of the j
gallant "Little Phil," and now on the j
retired list as a brigadier' general, j
and then comes lite* son and name- I
sake, Phillip Henry, who resemble.; !
his bravo father, not only in phy- J
si'jue, but in force of character. 1
Vonng Sheridan is now a lio'utcaar-1 i
of the Fifth cavalry and is with hit: j
troop at Ft. Huachtica. He is also a j
West Pointer. ~
The names of Sherman and Miles
are now combined in the American
array by Cadet Sherman Miles, now /
a member of the corps of cadets at
West Point. He is the son of GenNelson
A. Miles, andj gets his Chris- j (
tian name' from the maternal side
of the family?his mother being a
daughter of Judge Sherman, who was |
a brother of John and Tecumseh :
Sherman. j :
One arm of the service has beeh j
made famous by a Schley, and the,: \
other arm is now represented by that ! 1
admiral's son. Cant. Thomas Frank- j =
lin Schley, who is with his regiment, ;
the Twenty-third infantry, in the j 3
Philippines. Capt. Schley has been ij
vt\ fhn fll-l-dV for 20 'VA3T5I. . O? i K
which as p.p. enlisted ir:an in the Sh;- |
nal corps, while all oi his service as
a commissioned officer has been
with tlio Tweatv-third fnlantry since g
istu.
The present ranhhig officer ot the
army. Adr.a R. Chaffee. chleS of .staff
with rauU o? lieutenant general, has ,
;; In liie third class
ought on the Union .side in the Civil
nr. there .".re many whose fathers
might for the Confederacy, and
mong those the most, prominent are
lie I-ees. There are three represotiitlves
of this distinguished Virginia
aihtly now in the army?a father and
n-o sons. Fitztmgh Uee noods uo inroductton
to students of American
Ist'ory. Horn, like nil the Jhecs. in
"irgiaia. he entered West Point In
$58. unci upon his gradngMan-.-ttt??p-^g.^{|
Soli, was assigned to the Second cav
try. When war was declared l?
$01. He resigned his regTilar anny:
pmraisKton and fought with < the'.Con-';-. > i
odc-raoy as ? major general from, 'fit
o G5. The Maine disaster and the gjS "$j
mtbrealt of the war with ':
nunri Isini ear Gaitcd States consul
t Havana. On his i-ooall to Wash- fh
tgtoh lie was at onco made a geilral
officer of volunioefa, and servoiis
kuc1\ for threo years. - By ' the' aicj^v;
f February 1901, ho was made a
rlgo.dier general In the regular"
rmy, and was immediately retired.
Geu. Lee's son arrd. namesake, >i?K
ugh. Jr., is also r. cavalry ofacer.
cir.g a first lieutenant. of the Twelfth
ugiuiom. Liu v. ill in a very short
mie be made a captain. Daring' t&s! ;>
nr with Spain he served as a first oulcnant
of the Twelfth regiment, /
>ii wil! in . > very short time be made
captain. Daring the war .with'." - ,/$4
pain ho served as a first lieutenant - ' vm
f engineers (volunteers), and upon
is honor:: Mo discharge was c-omllsslonod
a second lieutenant., of inrintry,
but as all the Loos arc-' horse- I
ton. lie was transferred to the Tirfct ' *
nvalrv. and after two years" .service ' . i?B
it 11 that regiment war; promoted
mi assign oil to his present organ izaHis
brother, George ,Mason Loe,
ogan his volunteer service as
uiant in the Thirty-ninth volunteers, .'
ml has seen sc-rvico in the jPhllip- | :'-M
inc.-;. tjion the muster-out of that,
egiment he entered the regular hor .f
Ice as a second lieutenant, of tiie
eventh cavalry, and after two years
f duty was promoted to first liettnant
in his present regiment, the ;
The son and namesake of another
oterl Confederate army leader h
nines Longstreet, Jr., another cav '
fry officer and now a first lieu tonal
oC the Thirteenth regiment.
Again, there is the son and nameate
of that famous Confederate gennil.
George E. Pickett. Young Piclc!!
is a major in the pay department
We must--not- forgot the Wheelers
-"Fighting Joe" and his son ami
laniosalte. .While the father is on
ho retired list as a brigadier general.
00 Wheeler, Jr.. is now a , captain
f coast artillery, but at present an
rsiKtant instructor of ordinance and *
unnery at the Military academy'ills
young ofiicer lias had a brilliant
areer and has seen, good service lit :
he Philippines.
Democrats .who went out with a
OK some weeks ago to try to run lit
victim for Dovener to heat, are still
rait lay; among the ha 1 ecu will j
ever a bit of live game yet, "jump p
to this date.-?-Wester. Independent j
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