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VALUE OF INTRENCHING TOOLS
Spade Has Played a Great Part In Both Japa neee and Russian Armies During the War American military attaches with the Japanese and Russian armies are much impressed by the importance which' intrenching tools have had in the far-eastern war. In a recent re port to the war department Capt. P. C. March writes: “On Oct. 15, 1904, during the battle of the Bhabo, I wit nessed a practical exhibition of the Japanese use of the intrenching tools carried by the men. The 40th regi ment of the 10th division, fourth Japa nese army, took a position along the crest of a hill near the River She, which marked the farthest point of the Japanese advance at that time and on the front of the fourth army. The Russians were visible in force ■ Immediately in front of us and an at tack was expected. The companies detailed to construct the trenches came up without arms and squatted on their haunches under cover on the reverse slope of the hill. Noncommis sioned officers stepped forward from the companies and threw themselves on their faces on the crest of the hill. They then worked themselves forward by their hands and feet until they arrived at a point where they could see all the ground in the Immediate front—no dead space—and pot a peg HIS SCHEME FOR REVENGE Former Gold Brick Specialist Went Back to Old Practices Just to Get Even We meet our acquaintance, the re formed green goods man and gold brick operator. He has a package un der his arm. “What’s that?” we ask. “Boap?” “No. It’s a gold brick. I’m going to sell it to a fellow up here in the country a little way.” Noting our look of shocked sur prise, he hastens to say: “Now, wait a second. Don’t con demn me until you have the evidence. I’ve been a regenerated and reformed man all right nough for a good, long time, and I was sincere in my refor mation. But last month I went out into the country to live—leased a lit tle bit of ground with a house and some farm buildings on it, just for a summer home for me and the wife and kiddles: Had to have a horse, and some chickens, of course, and a cow, and some vegetables and fruit occasionally. Well, I go to Mr. Reu ben and Mr. Farmer and Mr. Corn tossel and all the rest of the come ons I used to meet in my line of business and they sell me the horsey WHERE FAMOUS FRIGATE RESTS Philadelphia, Destroyed in Tripoli Harbor, Located by Charles Wellington Furlong CluurlM Wellington Furlong made a systematic search at Tripoli of Bar bary for the lost remains of the fam ous American frigate Philadelphia, destroyed in the harbor of Tripoli 100 years ago. He tells in Harper's Maga zine the romantic story of how he found the vessel at last: “In less than an hour my search was rewarded by seeing the broken ends of the great ribs of a vessel pro truding through dull-colored eel-grass. I noticed that this grass seemed to follow the line of the ribs, and care fully noted its character, further to aid me in my search. Examining these closely, no doubt was felt in my mind, but that they belonged to a large vessel, and ordered the boat man to let fall the anchor. “The lead gave us two and a half and three fathoms. Hastily undress ing, we dived several times. Mr. Riley first succeeded in buoying the spot by going down with the line and slipping it over one of the ribs. While on the bottom I carefully examined the tlm TALE OF THE OLD UMBRELL Being'the Truthful Narrative of an Out cast from All That Is Bright in Life rtn a rickety, Jlekety old umbrell. Of troubles rv« seen a few Since Noah used me about the ark When 1 was fresh and new. My frame Is weary, my riba are sore. My rtsslng *• all askew. But though my moral tone Is jarred. This tels that 1 tell Is true. I drifted one day to an office room. From a rubbish heap below. And the man who brought me, left me to stand With other umbrellas In a row. From that tlms forth I laid around. The butt of kicks and jeers. For the jest In the row were shown re spect. While I had naught but sneers. Until one day a gentleman Unto that office came. And hung on a hook a dainty umbrell Of slender, graceful frame As he hung It there. I heard him say, “Now stay there on your life. For there'□ be tbe eery deuce to nay, *F I don't get you back to my wire.’’ But that elegant gent a forgettery had. Of a patent, duplex brand. And when he forth from that office hied. There was no ambrell tn his hand. But lata that day a robber came Wboee face was fierce and red. And he swiped the lady’s umbrell And bung ms up Instead. Carnegie’s Many Honors. Andrew Carnegie la a citizen of more towns than anyone else. He has received the freedom of almost every city in England and Scotland for which he has contributed n free li brary or other Institution. He will soon require a museum to acocmmo dste the caskets containing parchment rolls of his citizenship. During the last few weeks he has been exception ally busy. In one week be received the freedom of Ilkeston, to which he presented a library, and tbe freedom of Eastbourne, and was admitted as a member of tbe Worshipful Company in the ground at that point. The pegs thus established were joined by mark ing a line on the ground with the point of a pick. “Then the men came forward', work ing parties alternating with pick and intrenching spade, the files taking In tervals from each other by extending hands at full length, each man cover ing that much of the line of the trench. While one relief was work ing the other men of the company re mained below the rest, squatting on their haunches, and after the first batch had worked about five minutes relieved them. The soil had not been under cultivation and apparently was virgin and hard. The trench was fin ished in twenty minutes.” To Capt. March’s testimony of the value of intrenching tools Capt. Carl Reichmann, military attache with the i Russian army, gives his unqualified • support, saying: “I certainly was pow erfully Impressed by the mobility of i the Japanese and by the Russian heaviness and I realised the terrible power given an army by mobility. Bo far as I am concerned I shall certainly leave nothing undone to promote mo > bllity in our infantry and the adoption ; of a spade that is a spade.” and tha chlckiebiddies and the moo cow and the nice fresh fruits and vegetables.” "And then?” “Ain’t that enough?” “Enough ?” “Sure. Say, didn’t you ever buy anything from a farmer? No? Well, you want to make the experiment, and .if you get out of the trade with the skin left on your teeth you’ll be lucky. We’ve had to prop the horse up with fence pickets to keep it from lying down and killing the lawn; the chickens are the old inhabitants of the hen roost, made of rubber and cast steel; the cow is so old that the beef trust would be ashamed to can her for the brave boys in blue in the farthest islands of the sea; the fruit and vegetables were worse than any canned goods two yearß old that had been condemned by the health board.” “But the gold brick?’’ “Oh, that. I’m just going to back slide long enough to sell five or six in my neighborhood and catch even." —Chicago Tribune. , bers. These were honey-combed in - certain parts in a peculiar way. The - continual sea-wash of a century seem ed to have made its inroads at the i softest places, and they gave 'every ■ appearance in form of partially burn ed stumps. The wood seemed almost as hard as iron. Much of it was in , closed in a fossil crust, and only by i repeated efforts I succeeded in break ■ ing off a small piece. The many winds from the desert and the shlft i ing shoals of sand had filled in and - around the frigate and her keel must i have lain buried nearly two fathoms deeper than the present sea-bottom. ’ The freshening breeze made further l investigation impossible, so after tak ing bearings and leaving, the spot buoyed, we returned to the shore, landing; amid an awaiting, curious - crowd of Turks, Arabs and blacks. “Six days later, through tbe court esy and Interest of the officers of the ; Greek warships Crete and Paralos, a ship’s cutter and machine boat with divers were placed at my disposal.” Alas, next day, the gentleman. To the office not came he. But in his place a vision appeared, A blooming buxom she; With hair or lovely purple tint. And soulful, grann-grecn eyes. And as she reached her hand for ma. She lurched In wild surprise. And to her face the expression came Of a man who says. “Who the Has left this wheeay skeleton. In place of my new umbrell?” But being a lady, she only sighed, A painful, pale blue sigh. And bright pink tears suffused her check From out her grass-green eye. And she bit her trembling lilac lips. With her teeth so pearly blue. And with a wrathful sweep of her sllkea hose. She vanished from my view; But mv twisted ribs were wrung with shame. The sharpest I'd ever known. And I turned my face to the wall mn« groaned. A curdling, ox-olood groan. Alas, my fate! Would I were once Beneath the daisied sod. While o’er my final “rusting place. The flowerets wild might nod. That far from haunts of scoffing man. In the mud of Natures breast I could stretch mv weary ribs at last. And find eternal rest. _ Jafjpt Hay of Makers of Playing Cards, of Lon ’ don, receiving another casket from i that company. Lord Wolseley’s Daughter. Miss Frances Wolseley, the daughter of Lord Wolseley. spends most of her time at Farmhouse, Glynde, England. She is one of the keenest women gar deners and thoroughly understands the scientific fide of the subject. She has founded a school for gardening at Glynde and personally superintends the teaching. Miss Wolseley is heiress by special remainder to her father» viscounty. Memorial to Ernst Abbe. I* Sa proposed to erect In Jena a me morial to Prof. Ernst Abbe, says Na ture, so that all who aee it may be re minded of his great services to optical science and industry and his sterling qualities as a man. Abbe’s work and influence are appreciated wherever physical science and sociology are studied, and there should be no diffi culty in obtaining sufficient funds to raise a noble monument to .his mem ory. Ban on Barrel Organs. In their endeavor to get a “quieter, cleaner, safer and healthier London,” the Betterment of London Association and Its auxiliary body, the street noises abatement committee have suc ceeded in indnclng the authorities' to prohibit barrel organs in forty-two roads, squares and streets in the West End. while thirty-eight others are at present under official consideration. Drove the Question Home. Remarkable was the sermon of the Rev. Andrew Clarke, delivered a few years ago, in Chicago. “I waited pa tiently for the Lord,” was hie text; and this was his aermog: “Now. my brethren, I put it to you. if David could wait patiently and found it worth while, why can’t you?” Lion Refuses Whisky. A story, with a moral, comes from Uganda. A lion, thinking it about time to lunch, seized a white man and bit him. His teeth went through a bottle of whisky which the man was carrying In his pocket and this gave him such a shock that he turned Glooe. The Spider and the Fly. “Well,” said the spider to tbe fly who had accepted his invitation and walked into his parlor, ”wbat do you think of It? Doesn’t It remind you In some way of tbe old lines: ’Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive’?” —Detroit Tribune. The Psychological Moment. “Yes,” said the married man, medi tatively, “when you see a woman hanging out a line of clothes, and the line slips and lets the blessed lot down in the mud, that, my boy. Is the psychological moment in which to leave that woman alone.” Silk Manufacture Exhibit. A San Francisco dry goods firm ex hibits in one window of its store the complete process of silk manufacture, from the worm to the perfected fab ric. The worms are from China and were procured through the influence of Minister Conger. A Soulful Sonnet. Ah enthusiastic English admirer thus describes a millinery creation of the season: “The hat, of black tulle, with upstanding pink feathers, car ries out a tuneful whole, and is a lit tle sonnet of soulful sartorial emo tion!." Protection for African Ostriches. The exportation of ostriches from” South Africa has practically been pro hibited by an export tax of $487 each, intended to preserve to that country, as far as possible the monopoly of tbe lucrative trade of ostrich farming. Instability. I put my trust In princes. But In a little day -The gilded thrones and towers Ilad crumbled all away. I put my trust in peasants. But kingdoms rocked and groaned, The lowly and the humble Bat artogant, enthroned. —Me Land burgh Wilson. Convict Starts Fire. Joseph Davis, a desperate robber, saturated with kerosene a hale of jute in the jute mill of the state prison, San Quentin, Cal., and set fire 40 it. The fire was put out after a abort but hard fight. May Keep the Nail. The British Army Council has sol emnly decided that hereafter the nail in the barrack room mop head need not be handed Into store when a used up mop is exchanged for a new one. Opium Smoking as Cure. An institute for the treatment of suf ferers from chest complaints, neural gia. catarrh and other maladies, by means of opium smoking, has been opened by London physicians. An Infant With a Mustache. There Is living at Recife, near Per nambuco, a child' of five and a half years of age who is 4 feet 2 Inches in height, and who boasts a mustache and a deep bass voice. 1 Cause and Effect. He trod on the corn of the belle of the ball end then —so the other girls t tell —slumbering echoes were aroused In the hall because of the bawl of the belle. England’s Only Monopoly. A lawyer remarked In the course of a case in an English court that the art of dressing sealskins was the only monopoly England had now. Flower and Thorn. Yonder Is n red rose Drlppln' with the dew; Look out for the thorns, dear— The rose is what's for you. —Atlanta Constitution. Autos in America. There are 75.000 automobiles now “1 in the United State*. Origin of “Schooner." “Bcfyx, ner" is a word of American I manufacture. At Gloucester, Mass, about 1713 Capt. Andrew Robln r on built the first vessel called by that name. As it slid off the stocks Into the water a bystander shouted: "Oh, bow she scoons!” (skims). Robinson instantly said: “A scooner let her be.” The name has been universally adopted, but, singularly enough, is spelled in the Dutch manner, though It la provincial English. The Property Man’s Troubles. The company was playing VRotpeo and Juliet” the other day. and in tbe balcony scene a cannon went off. He sent for the property man, who ex plained that it was a cannon whteh should have gone off In the perfor mance of “Henry V.” two days before. He epoke to that property man more la sorrow than in anger.—From an ad dress by F. R. Benson in London. Marriage and Repentance. A young man and a yonng woman went to the theater to attend a mati nee. "Let’s get married and surprise everybody,” said the young man, as they left the theater, and they did. Perhaps a few months from now they may get a divorce and nobody will be surprised.—Boston Globe. Dwarf Elephant. Parts has a dwarf elephant about the size of a Shetland pony. Its keep er Is a Senegalese, who has to sleep in a cot where the elephant can see him. The captive’s favorite dish is six pounds of rice steeped In four pints of milk. He can also enjoy a nice two-pound salad. No Earthquake for Him. A woman who was rather supersti tious said to her small son Frank, aged four; “You had better sleep with me to-night, as we are going to have an earthquake.” Frank looked up and said: “Well, I won't eat any of it; then I won't have to sleep with you.” Two Peculiar Churches. Tbe Wlelicza salt mine, in Poland, has an underground chapel, with 1 statues cut from the salt crystals, which shine with dazzling brilliancy 1 under illumination; and the church 1 of Ltiz, In France, is fortified, a relic of the times of the Tetnplars. Swiss Dairy Statistics. Then* are 740,000 cow* in Switzer -1 land. They average C 25 gallons of , milk a year a cow, a total of 462,500,- 000 gallons, valued at $44,000,000. For -1 ty-two per cent is used for home con -1 sumption and the rest for condensed milk, cheese and butter. Electric Bolt Kills Fish. • Hundreds of fish in Young's mill > pond, about two mites from Danbury, , were killed by a stroke of light ■ ning. which set fire to and burned an . Icehouse on the shore. The fish were . found floating on the water—Hartford Courant. Cannon Put to Peaceful Use. r The great Beaujolals wine district In France is said to “fairly bristle , with canpon.” The wine growers are firmly convinced of the efficacy of the ! cannon to destroy the hall in the 'clouds and turn It Into a mild rain. Discover Zurbaran's Portrait. Zurbaran’s portrait of Velasquez, which contemporary writers praised very highly and which was supposed to have been burned in the Retlro Pal ace, has been discovered in the Cathe dral of La Seo, Saragossa, Spain. Advice from a Bachelor. The way to make your wife have | confidence in you is to tell her that the other woman is rather pretty ex ’ cept for her hair, eyes, mouth, teeth, nose, complexion and figure.—New York Press. A Flower Wooing. A red rose leaned across the way. To a rose of creamy white; While the sun sank down.behind a hill In the evening’s fading Mght. The red rose kissed the white rose. Its petals softly pressing. And whispered there a shy good-night. With Its perfume for a blessing. English Court Methods. Even in court it is considered s mis take for sn English judge to express a disagreement with the jury, and it would be felt to be inexcusable if he carried the controversy outside. Titles Become Extinct. No fewer than fifty-seven British I • ers have no heirs to succeed them. That number of titles is. therefore, likely to become extinct on the death .-f their present holders. Elephant Robs Trainer. An elephant, with a circus at Dun lice, Scotland, put his trunk Into the j ; <>cket of a farmer the other day. took . ,ut a bank note for £2O ($100) and j s wallowed it. Deceptive Lectures. Do not place too much reliance on • otures, for a lecture is the most ceptlve thing in the world, except ing a sermon.—Bishop of Carlisle. Lest We Forget. The things we mortals call our own Are mortal, too. and quickly flown; Hut could they all forever stay We from them soon must pass away. —From the Persian. Lays Dust With Oil. Alameda. 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