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1 Tot Colon I viii HAVE tm incredible story and are soaking for a cniiii.it imr- upon whom to unburden it. don't toll it to a marine of t in ordei of den, George r. BSIMott, of the marine corps of tiir United states. Oen Blliotl knows a hawk from a handsaw, and also the main brace of the libbnoTO, lie in a man i)f muom and mi vic e, a lighter, a ioldler ami sailor in one. Win n Hir lirm batalllon of marinas landed Kiii'itt was a csptsln. lie was given oommand of a detachment, a small detachment, with r.o Cubani ai an auxiliary, and then be iraa told in march ovefland from Gunntanemo hay camp tn destroy some atom of the enemy at Cusco, in tbe light of future events it would appear that tbe officer leaning tbe ordera abould have made aoma sort of nn attempt to Hnd out what Elliott's little hand was to meet on tbe way to carrying ii H errand. No soldior, sailor or marina, however, qui ordera w hen they arc given to him. Capt. Klliott and bli men started out. The detachment had none about far enough In tie hay tn bo out of range of ready relief when it wee me by the Sixty-fourth Barcelona refftment. a Bnantah organi sation of regular! that had back of h a fighting record extending Into the time When Spaniards wen trying to net rid of the Moors Blliotl and hie men were outnumbered more than Are to one. inn the captain led hl n in Htm ami nana tn. any glorious tor the ysnkee marines and i auxiltarfee. The BpanUrda foughl as well that day as they had ever fought there is nothing lame about ihe Bpanlarda' Bghtlng metboda hut they not Htnml tbe charge of the ampblbloUl soldiers of the northern laud ague the treat odds in their favor, which enabled them to get i aboul i. chots for one. the Barcelona regimen) lost in tins llghi o men and ofllci wiled, a iniieh greater number wounded the Spaniards hail cleared mil. thrashed into night by the American marines, Dlllott'a command picked up two wagon loads of Bosnian rifles on Mho Held of battle. 1 Meat Col. Huntington wrote a few lines aboul one episode of ihis flgbt: "Cgpt Elliott ' cool advance up a rocky, steep mountain pass, under lira for in minutee, without being nhlc to return It, and the gallantry and skin displayed by him through out this affair, were eesentlsl to the Krent KuecHH obtained b) the L-xpedl thin. I earnestly recommend (hat Capl Blllott he advanced on,, grade." The authorttiea weni Col Hunt Ington two hotter They advanced Capt. Blllott three niimhers for eml rient ami conspicuous conducl In hat tie" After the Cuban affair Blliotl be came a major and was sent to the Pfalllpplnes. lie was in oommand of n force of something more than ::' marines and wag ordered to ntlack nn Insurgent fono whleh was in- trenched about the town of Novelets Elliott went Into a practically un known country, with no knowledge whatever .,f the list of the Insurgent tmnd Which he was to hbm m,.,.. than this, he knew that the enemy was Intrenched, ami behind n Intrenehmenl on- man. supposedly, is as good as .IX In front of I, The m,riMi w,, , ,,, motk , N, , VIll( M , U almost jocose spirit They had been seasoned in war I the fad that they mre going against a danger the magnitude of which was xbeolutely UBlmown had no effect upon ti.r buoyancy Klliott led his men I,,.,, the tight. They wrv met right flank left flank and center will, the heavies, kind of Bring and the sharpest kind of ri-Kiu -ii.,-.. ...I..... ii i. ... ..iu hi " ' " ""' enemy was a multitude anil a well arm "l ""' iiiannes rushed and won a victory by sheer ""e.igui anu man courage The loss was comparatively heave hut the result was worth it. for it em ,1 one force of the army t form ' Juno- Hon will, the Hoops of Hen. Schwann, ami this eras one of (he things 111 lirod by the commander in the field, .lust afier this light the sun did for M.ii.r IT,. ! 1...11... I ........ . u,,i lOT "'" " 1 euiiei ii,.., in en unnnic iii no , sunstrok him senseless while on duty and lie was invalided home It was George F. Blliotl who. with "I inarlnes and 211 sailors -- -hurry-up march from Chemulpo tn Beoul In Korea III nub I to piotei t tl, 1 k. mm, immu i v , MNVVMrB,l- M,- X - sJ Wk WeJ' -Tk' l ,0' I ) ...Hug so that ed mill fll -r t.l C A. .y . ,"5wVvo'. II force of ii a k.r a ww , wjMmmv m. 11 dropped protect the American consulate and mission- arias at thai plaos during lbs war betwi china and Japan. At that lime Klliott was n lieutenant at tached lo the V. S. S llaltimore. News enme to the ship that the Koreans were raising the cry "Korea for the Koreans." and were about to niimsacro all the foreigners at the Korean capital, Admlrnl McNuIr ordered Blllott and lils little command to take up "double lime" acrims the country' and bine the missionaries. It In probable that few military bodies were ever nulled to engage In such a trip an that turned out to he. i wan so hoi that Die marines, turning the tables, told the sailors (hat their belt buckles malted In the sun. Nearly the whole line of the. manh was through the submerged rice fields, the men being up to their knees In water half the time, their footstsps clogged by plant roota and Stems, Under these conditions they mndo pace nl the rate of live inlles an hour and they reached their destination In Hme to perform tho service for hid: the call for Hie march had been lamicd. Oen. Klliott' has seen service In all sorts of climatic conditions He was assigned to the Alliance for hex cruise to the Arctic years ago nnd on the voyage the -lilp s crew readied the northern point of BO degrees nnd 10 minutes, Hie record up to that time. It was iinmedi ntely upon his return from the Arctic that Klliott was ordered to the tropics and he saw lighting In Panama, which was then in the hands of the revolutionary forces. During this Panama service the revolutionists made an attempt to blow Klliott and his command off the face of the Isthmus with dynamite Klliott and a private of the marines caught the man hired to explode the stuff Just ns he was about to light the fuse It was perhaps a narrower escape Hum any which the general has ever had nnd his narrow escapee besprinkle plentifully his record. When Drig. Oen. John Curtis Ollmote wenrs bli uni form nn Inconspicuous bronze medal pendant from nn indi of ribbon Is his only decoration. It Is enough. It Is probable that all but one person out of a thousand think that the bronze hit Is a corps badge or perchance a sharpshooter's emblem. The general never will volun teer an explanation of the meaning of his medal, but this Is what It means: "Medal of honor for distinguished conduct in the battle of Salem Heights, Va., May :;, 18fi3, in seizing the colors of his regiment und gallantly ral lying his men under n vory severe lire of the enemy while starring as major, Sixteenth New York Infantry." When In order to bold bis men to a work which it uecmcd past tholr power to nccomplldi Major Gllmorc took the colors from the hand of the sergeant and led his command Into a furnace of Are, he was serving under CkW. Brooke, who was In command of tho Sixth army corps. Brooke that day had given his followlug co icon was I to nn example of heroism that was siilllclent to keep Officer to the stern line of his duty. Itrooke had wounded. As one of his aides snld: "Ills whole fac slmt away." Itnt Hie general refused even llrst the mint, (I ami rmnln( t i,iu ,..,, ,i ,,,.ni- Ittg and directing. Major 0 II more, because of his comparatively Inf.-rlor rank was but one small unit in n whole force of lu l ling units up to the time that need and opportunity came bund in hand ncross tin- red field. Major Ollmore met them The confederates were nssnlllng the whole front of the I nlon line nt Salem Heights. This was on one part of the Held of Chancellorsvllle, where the southern soldiers greatly outnumbered Ihe northern foe. It was In a seise nn Isolated light. The confederate attack wns nt lis llercest on tho left flnnlt, which wn held by a New fort regiment, the One hundred nnd twenly tirst, composed In the main part of recruits. The green ones held their own for a time, hut finally were sent hack hurtling by the dash and the weight of the enemy. There was danger Hint the confederates would turn the llnnk of the northerners, get a position which tlcally meant the nnnlhllntlon of the fnlon force would make of that day something more than i day of Irtory. It cams the turn of the Sixteenth New York lo the attack and to the rescue. The ofllcers of Oiler, regiment thought that they had estimated prnpcrh numerical strength of the enemy. So they bad of that part of the enemy which they hnd seen, but n road run ning between two low hills held a force of confederates of Which the northerners hnd taken no account, and from the rond the southerners Bprang, re-enforced tholr brethren already In action and attacked, fresh as they were, with nn absolute fury. Qllmora'l regiment begnn to waver. The men had not expei ied to go against anything like odds so ter rific. The sight of three men to one bearing down upon them in addition to the force wjth which they were actu ally engaged was enough to make the retreat of the troops more than seinlcxcusnble, Oflmore, the major In command of one of the batal llons, turned things over to his ranking captain and went down the line toward the colors, getting n terrific cross lire all the Way. Somehow he escaped the bullets. Tho color sergeant wns standing to his duties and to his Hag. but one of the little rules in nrmy regulations makes It incumbent upon a commissioned officer to expose himself to danger ut a critical moment for the purpose of rallying and Inspiring his men. Ollmore was a marked man among his soldiers. They liked I. in, and they knew his mettle. He took the col ors from the hand of the ecrgeant and with the "non com." at his side he advanced In front of the regiment. rac- and icre i to re's the lug, told his men to hold straight on and bold straight on they did. The left tlank was not turned. The enemy was driven back and the position which II wns sup posul to hold was bald and the hour of defeat was the hour ol victory. When Ollmore wns a captain In command of P company he was badly wounded nl the battle of West Point. f i nuipnny und i Qluaars mil O company ,i!er Capt. Cur is became Iso ated from the est of the com mand and In less """ """ tmm (Bn () n,lnl0H they were surrounded. It was a case where surrender seemed to be the only wnv out of n bad situation, but Ollmore nnd Curtis made up their axlsdl that they would light their way out. These two ofllcers were dose friends. Off duty they were InvnrlnMy together nnd tho attachment between them was so strong thnt tho men i allad thorn "the brother captains" Selecting the point which seemed to be of tho least resistance, tho two companies, with Ollmore and Curtis at their huads. broke at the encircling host. Within 100 feet of the starting point of the chnrgo for liberty Capt Curtis went down with a hall through bis loft breast. Ollmore was shot twice, hut he paid no attention to his wounds, and with bis men following ho went forwnrd at "double time." Hy sheer force of dash nnd solidity of Impact the two rompanles went through tho confederate line and surrender was behind thom, At the next roll cnll of those two companies about one-third of the men answered to their names. After the war botween the states. Oilinore's record won for him nn appointment ns second lieutenant of regulars. He Joined the Twelfth Infantry and snw long and continuous service on the frontier In 1SH0 he wns assigned to duty nn tbe stnff of the adjutant general and nt the outbreak of the Spanish war he was made a briga dier general of volunteers. Is addition lo his medal of honor fur conspicuous per sonal gallantry In rallying his men at Salem Heights, Gen. Ollmore has threo brevet commhslons to Ills credit for gallantry In action. He was breveted major for "gal lant and meritorious services in the battle of Antletam, Maryland;" lieutenant colonel for "gallant nnd merito rious services In the battle of Fredericksburg. Va," and colonel for "gallant nnd meritorious services throughout the war." fciftr dBsu acres. Within lbs larg'T enclosure have been found the well-deli', ed remains of a smaller and earlier fort, evi dently constructed in the tirst century At caersns, in Montgomeryshire, tbe details of a Human fort covering nearly eight acres have been brought to light- headquarters building, treasury cham ber, granary wells, pits, even the settlement outside the ramparts, A good deal of pottery found there Is uncom mon and of early date, but no Inscriptions have yet been found, except a tile stamp, reading C. I. O. F , which la still a puzzle to excavators of Iloninn forts. At Qellygaer, in Qtanmrganablra, the buildings out side the (Oft have been uncovered, and ut Inst n date can be assigned to the station, for nn Inscription has been found of the time of Trajan's IHth contuilute, be tween in.1 and 113 A. 1). Interesting work has been done on the great fortress of the second legion at Cacrlenn, In Monmouthshire. Only three legionary fortresse-; are known In llrltaln. and this Is the only one from which much definite Infor mation as to plan and structure can be looked for. The details of those at York nnd Chaster aru probably lost forever. Work this year on the southern angle of the fhiorlcon fortress, where the rnnipart still stands 15 feet high, has disclosed the angle turret In good preservation, with tho pointing of the wall picked out In red. Excavation on the apparently unlQue Unman station at Holt, near Wrexham, still leaves It doubtful as to what the station was. Hut the site has yielded one of the moBt remarkable collections of pottery nnd tiles In Britain, A heavy stone rampart has been traced for lno yards, n centiirlnl atone has been taken from it and long rows of buildings have been found. In nddltlon to a striking collection of Snmlan and other wares, 30 nnte llxos of the twentieth legion have been discovered In excellent preservation. For yenrs the excavations on the site of tho Roman town of CorKtopltnm. nt Bli Chester, hnve ndded tn the knowledge of Roman DrUoln. Tills year a building has been found, of which the masonry Is finer nnd nioro solid thnn Hint of nny Roman building In llrltaln. Such a building. It Is believed, could only have been erected by the stale. The discovery here of pottery which must belong to tho llrst century may materially modify the theories as to the date of the Watllng street. Perhaps tho most Interesting discover of tho year hns been the excavation of an nmphitheater at Caerleon. I'p to the spring of UK)! none supposed this nmphithe ater, marked by a circular hollow nnd known locally as King Arthur's Round Table, lo be anything more than a hank of earth. The llrst cuts Into the hank revealed nn outer wall t feet thick, still standing six and seven feet high In places, and strengthened with buttresses Within and without nt Intervals of 10 feet. Three entrances have been uncovered, one nine feet wide, leading down to the arena by a vaulted passage. Already one centurlnl stone has been tnltcn from the wall, showing that the amphitheater was built by the troops themselves. It is estimated thnt the building WOttld accommodate at least ti.uoo spectators, or tho number of tho garrison of the fortress ROMAN RELICS IN BRITAIN London - Kxeavators are at work all over the old world digging up the burled history of peoples and cities whose very existence had long remained only n myth. It is natural, perhaps, that general Interest should be more fnsclnuted by the UU Veiling of secrets hlddeu for thousands of yearn thnn in discoveries of more recent days made at borne. Yet year by year enthusiastic bands of workers are bringing to light the burled his tory of Roman llrltaln nnd the results of their labors should be of Interest to all who traco their origin to this country- Roman forts, fortresses, towns and amphitheaters arc being worked upon In various places. In Yorkshire an Interesting discovery has been made in the last year on tho site known as Burwen castle. Here are the scanty remains of a Roman fort covering about Qve and a half THE POWERFUL 14-INCH GUN. Regarding the new 14-lnCh const-defense gun whlcn hanjusl been completed for the United Slates government at the Watertown (N. Y.) arsenal the Army and Navy Journal says: "This new gun marks a progressive step In const-defense ordnnnce. The powder chamber Is even smaller than that of the 12-luch gun, yet while tho latter carries a l.OOti-pound projectile nnd hns a muzzle velocity of tJUC feet a second, the new gun carries n 1,600 pound projectile, with n muzzle velocity of 2,150 feet a second. The projectile for the IMaoh gun will carry a much heavier Charge of high explosive nnd will therefore de liver a blow of greater force. "The relative power of the blow delivered by tbe two guns Is practically as 65 to 74, or It may be said that the II Inch gun hits about tl per cent, harder than the 12-Inch gun. This power Is gnlncd somewhat at the expense of accuracy, ns the 14-lneh gun will rcqulro a higher trajectory. The projectile, traveling less rapidly than that of the 12-lnch gun nnd being heavier, is lusa subject to the resistance of the air. "It is probably not extravagant to predict that a single engagement would wear out any of the 12-lnch guns we now have. It is calculated that the new 14-lncb gun may be fired from 250 to 280 times before any de gree of Impairment from erosion will appear, whereas 80 shots at tbe muzzle velocity prescribed would mark the life of our 12-inch guns."