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'CARING FOR THE WOUNDED
Improvement * in Buttleficld Surgery and
ADVANCES MADE SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
Llrtitennnt Colonrl Drown of ( he S r-
iceon General' * SlafT n\iilnln that
Ilrnnch of Arnir Work
UurltiB IIo tllltle .
"War means battles and battles mean
wounds , and all the dictates ot humanity
mid expediency require that thcso wounds
shall receive prompt and efficient surgical
attendance , " said Lieutenant Colonel Hrown
of the surgeon general's staff , in speaking
of the work of his department In the pres
ent war. "For the last two months our de
partment baa been as busy as every other
branch of the array ana navy in preparing
for actual hostilities. At present the work
is well In hand. In addition to the regular
force of army surgeons a largo number
ot volunteer enlistments have been placed
on file , enough In all probability to meet
every requirement. Moat of these have
come from young surgeons who have re
cently completed their training In the big
city hospitals , and who arc as well equipped
for this kind ot work as anybody who has
not received a special training In military
surgery can be. A comprehensive plan of
field work has been drawn up , and it Is not
likely that there will be any hitch in this
. . branch of the service.
"In laying its plans for field work the
surgical department has some entirely new
problems to face with practically Ho ex
perience to guide It. Since the most recent
tnnko deftB eut'wwxl mart terembto .to
Internal hcmorrh fe. w to Immediate dtmth
If a vital part ! touched. But of those
who sunrlro to reach a hospital or to re
ceive surgical attendance , a greater num
ber should recover. The very fact that a
wound In clean-cut Instead ot ragged makes
It easier to dress , and the penetrating power
ot the new projectile * make * It leia likely
that bullets or parU ot bullets will remain
lodged inside a man's body. The improve
ments In surgery should likewise have an
Influence In Increasing the proportion ot re
"While these possibilities are interesting
there are other considerations ot more Im
mediate Importance. Modern army rifles
have a much longer range than the guns
employed say in the civil war. This makes
It Inevitable that a modern engagement will
bo fought with more extended lines than
were previous conflicts , and that the hos
pital dressing station , which must neces
sarily be out of firing range , will be further
removed from the line of battle. It may
take one or two battles to decide certain ot
these matters , but the general plan tor Held
hospital work is already arranged and will
be followed out according to the directions
of the surgeon general. "
Work of the Hnapltal Corp * .
In the United States army the hospital
corps is divided Into two detachments , one
for service in the field hospitals , the other
to man the ambulances and litters for the
removal of the wounded from the field. The
plan of a field hospital , as outlined by Lieu
tenant Colonel Forwood , deputy surgeon
general , provides for four lines , separated
by distances which will bo determined by
the character ot the battlefield. The first
line of hospital service is coincident with
the line of battle , and Includes the regi
mental surgeons , orderlies and company
boarcrs. On the second line are located the
first dressing stations , at the nearest point
MEDICAL PANNIER MOUNTED.
irnr of any extent between two civilized na
tions , there have been two revolutions which
will have a marked effect on fleld surgery.
One ot these has taken place In the science
of surgery itself , by the introduction nnd
general application of antiseptic principles.
The other has been In the character of the
weapons employed In warfare. The small
tcel projectile used in modern army rifles
inflicts a different sort ot wound from the
eld-stylo bullet. As to the csact effect
of this change In the style of weapon cm-
ployed there has been no practical demon
stration , but some reasonably accurate
Encases may be made.
Moilent Implement ! , of War.
"In the first place , greater velocity ,
greater penetration , greater rapidity of flro
and the use of smokeless powder , should
mean a larger number of men hit in the
course ot an engagement. Of those who are
hit , probably a larger proportion will be
Wiled outright , or will die before aid can
1 reach them. The now style bullet will
Marty Persons Become
I While Others Lose Their Sense of
Taste nnd Stncl1.
inr the Cure or Cntnrrli irltU
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jf ThU Statement and
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: lnes forced Into tho'delleate ulr passages by
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aliinu for the treatment of these diseases.
und It has been a waste of tlmo and
money on the part of the public , as not
four hundred persons can be found In this
city today who will testify that they have
been cured , whllo on the other hand the
number who have became totally deaf
tlirouKli this abuse of the air passages la
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health , there HhcmUl be at least ten or
twelve of these people in every square
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individual suffering from Catarrh , Uron-
cbllls and Anthma , visit their druggists.
friends , neighbors and acquaintances , nnd
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heard of uny one being cured by these
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IH There , Then , No Ilellef fur the
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beyond range of the enemy's flre. Here
ambulance surgeons attend to the wounds
and ambulances and litter bearers of the
hospital corps convey the wounded to the
third lino. This is called the ambulance
station. Reception , operating and dressing
tents are erected , where the wounded can
be attended until they can be removed to
the division hospitals at the base ot sup
None of the hospital corps serves In the
line of battle. The wounded are conveyed
to the first dressing stations by privates
from the ranks. The army regulations pro
vide that four privates from each compaiiy
shall be designated as company bearers.
They nro taught how to handle wounded
men , and in first aid , In addition to their
regular duties as armed combatants. They
light In the line until their services are re
quired to attend the wounded , whom they
convey to the first dressing places. There
the Injured are turned over to the hospital
corps and the company bearers return to
their places in the ranks. They are under
the direction of their own officers and have
nothing to do with tbo dressing of wounds.
Their only care Is to convey the wounded
beyond the reach of the enemy's flre.
At < lie DrciMtliiK Station * .
At the first dressing stations , where the
wounded receive their first attention , aside
from such hasty bandaging as the regi
mental surgeons may bo able to provide ,
there is a completely equipped field hospital
In miniature. In tbo United States army
At. Ar ' | / * t.
THEOKETICAL ARRANGE.MRNT OF THE
SEVERAL LINES OP MEDICAL
AID ON THE FIELD.
the main medical stores
are carried In army
wagons , but as these cannot keep up with
the line of battle , It is proposed that pack
mules bo employed to carry supplies to
thcso dressing stations. A medical case , or
pannier , so built as to fit the back of the
mule , contains all the materials required ,
n variety of antiseptics , medicines for the
relief of pain , bandages , splints , plasters
and operating Instruments. A cook accom
panies each ot the divisions , carrying a case
of portable cooking utensils. As soon as
this detachment reaches Its station tents are
put up , the medical cases are opened and
their contents placed in readiness for use ;
au operating table is improvised by placing
two ot the folding panniers together , so
that they will afford a place on which to
lay the wounded whllo the surgeon Is workIng -
Ing over them , while the cook sets up his
tent and makes ready to prepare light nour
The dressing places are Intended to bo
only temporary stopping places for the
wounded. As soon as their immediate wants
are attended to they are conveyed back to
the ambulance stations iu light bamboo
stretchers carried by the litter-bearers of
the hospital corps. Thence the ambulances
carry them back to the division hospitals.
The HoapltuU I > roi er.
"The hospitals proper are near enough the
base of action so that they may be trans
ported In army wagons and equipped with a
tull outfit of medical and surgical supplies ,
comfortable cot beds and other conveniences
which are necessarily lacking In tbo field.
Hero the wounded are supposed to rest until
they can be transferred to permanent bos.
pltals or to the hospital ships , as will prob
ably be the case In the Cuban campaign.
"In case the army move * M rapidly that
thearaF7 ITI OM , cannot Jn p op or hi nch
rauflli country tfcat they cannot easily
maka tbelr way , a flying attachment if the
field hospital will bo organised , conilitlBR Ot
light ambulance and medical wagons , which
can go wherever troops can march. They
will carry everything that the heavier sup
ply trains contain , only In smaller quantities.
"The position of the army surgeon has
greatly Improved ot recent yean. Lieu
tenant Colonel Forwood , deputy surgeon
general , V. S. A. , says : "Tho medical de
partment now stands about on a footing with
other staff departments. It * supremacy In
all matters affecting the health of the troops
as well as the care or these actually wounded
has been at length practically conceded. This
Improvement In the standing of the army
medical staff Is due to the Improvement In
PANNIERS AS AN OPERATING TA11LE.
the service and in the character of the men
composing It. When the army surgeon was
a drunken , Ignorant fellow It was natural
enough that ho should bo held In slight
esteem. That he now occupies n high posi
tion In the estimation and confidence of the
military authorities Is the direct result of
his success in organizing and extending the
usefulness of the military medical service.
"Not the least Important respect In which
this branch of the service has been Im
proved Is In the sanitary condition of camps.
He Is the sanitary officer-of his command
nnd his advice Is to be sought In the loca
tion of camp and garrisons , In the construc
tion of buildings , the quality of food and
clothing and the general requirements of
cleanliness nnd sanitation. He must con
stantly guard against the enemy In the rear ,
which , In the form of fevers , scurvy , chol
era and other diseases , has carried off
many times as many fighting men ns were
ever killed by bullets. The saving of lives
from Improved sanitary and health condi
tions in camp nnd on the march will prob
ably bo one of the most notable achieve
ments of the medical service In any coming
war."The position and work of an army sur
geon is most trying. The llgatlon of nn ar
tery or the amputation of a limb may be a
simple matter where there Is ample time
and plenty of assistants , but when this haste
to be done on the field , with hastily-pre
pared and deficient arrangements , with in
adequate help or none , in the midst of con
fusion and hurry , and the clamor of wounded
want of attention
men suffering on all sides from
tention , In the night most likely , with only
a flickering candle or two for light. In the
rain and mud , with cold hands nnd be
numbed fingers , tired and exhausted from
overwork. It becomes quite another thing.
Hence , all honor to the army surgeons , who
have more work and less chance
than any other branch of the service. (
I.AIIOH AM ) IM1USTKV.
useiTuTthe manufacture of
More steel Is
pens than in all the sword and gun factories
In the world.
workman wears on his
stating his business
his j cmnlover's name.
Establishments which manufactureico -
maklng machinery and lawn mowers are re-
Dorted to bo dolnc an enormous business
house has two to
In Japan nearly every
four carpet looms run by children. The >
work twelve hours a day ami their wages
are about 2 cents.
One hundred "superfluous" members of
Now York Typographical union have gone
Into agriculture , aided by the union , at
Pplham Park. -
Russian merchants and buyers at retail
ar said to favor American hardware es
pecially locks , builders' material , supplies
for carriage making , mechanics' too s , cut
lery , bicycles , sewing machines nnd t > pe-
Iowa In 1S97 extracted from the earth
moro than $3.000.000 worth of coal , zinc ,
lead. iron , gypsum and clav. to say nothing
ot the millions upon millions of dollars
worth of corn , wheat , oats and other agri
The sale of salt is a government mo
nopoly in China , which yields a yearly
revenue of $11,000.000 , as the annual con
sumption is 3,300,000.000 pounds , and the
importation of foreign salt Is strict y pro
hibited. A license to sell salt costs Jlt.GOO in
gold.The effort to Introduce steam presses into
the government bureau of printing and en
graving , which vos vigorously opposed by
the Typographical union , has been defeated.
A comparison of the work of steam and
hand roller presses quickly convinced the
senate of the great superiority of the latter.
In the month of March our merchandise
exports reached a total value of $112,817-
000. as against $87,232,000 In March , 181)7. )
The Imports for the month were valued at
S61.507.000. ns compared with $76,3D1COO In
March. 1837. The excess of exports over
imports was $51.310.000 In March , 1SB3 , as
against $10,930,000 in March , 18U7.
For the seven months ending March 1
the United States shipped to Japan 83,812-
C31 pounds of raw cotton , valued at S5.42-
OD2. as against 26,081,764 pounds , valued at
$1,927.293 for the corresponding period In
1S367For the single month of March
our shipments reached a value of $ ! ,477lEi7 ,
as against only $ S6,3U7 In May , 1897.
Work Is being pushed on the Crow's Nest
railway in Ilrltlsh Columbia , which , when
finished , is to bring the gold , silver and
copper mining districts of East and West
Kootonat within twenty-five hours' ride of
Calgary and the cattle ranges of Southern
Alberta , and within thirty-six hours from
the agricultural land ot Northern Alberta.
There are 3,000 men employed on the road
and hundreds of horses.
Edward Atkinson says ot the south :
"Your low rates of wages , long hours of
Work and excess of child labor In your
mills simply prove that you have not yelj
mastered the art of dealing with your re
sources In the most profitable manner. "
To this the Atlanta Constitution replies :
"Nearly twenty years ago Mr. Atkinson
said In a speech in Atlanta that the south
could never houe to become a great cotton
manufacturing region. It is still to bo
proved that Mr. Atkinson Is wrong , but
clnco he spoke the number of spindles in
the south has doubled and quadrupled
and perhaps this Is an understatement.
LUST WI3 FOltfiHT.
God of our fathers , known of old-
Lord of our far-flung liutlla llnu
Beneath whose awful hand wo hold
Dominion over palm and plno
Lord God of Hosts , ba with us yet ,
Lest wo forget leat we forget !
Thn tumult ami the shoutln ? dies
The captains nnd the kntglita depart ;
Still stands thlno undent sacrifice.
An humble nnd contrlto heart.
Lord God of Hosts , bo with ua yet ,
Lest wo forgot lest wo forget !
Far-called , our navies melt away
On dune and headland sinks the flre
Lo , all our pomp of yesterday
Is ono with Ninevuh uml Tyro !
Judge of the Nations , spare us yet ,
Lest wo forget lest wo forget !
If drunk with sight of power , wo loose
Wild tongues that have not tlieo In awe-
Such boasting an the gentiles usu
Or lesser breeds without the law
Lord God of HostH , bo with us yet.
Lest wo forgot lest wo forget !
For heathen heart that puts her trust
In , reeking tube nnd Iron shard-
All valiant dust that builds on dust ,
And , guarding , calls not tliee to guard
For frantic boast , and foolish word ,
Thy mercy on Thy people , Lord ,
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Pitiflil , Pathetic Consumption
MA Conquered at Last
BY THE SLQCIM SYSTEM
Which Makes -You an Invincible
Garrison of Health , Ready
and Able to do Battle
With the Army
How ] few
of the army of sufferers who arc marching
on under the banners ot the grim destroyer
realize or are willing to admit that .they
are consumption's victims !
A prominent citizen
who has returned recently from a well-
known winter resort said , In discussing this
subject , that while the town was princi
pally populated with consumptives and
whllo dozens were dying every day there
was not one In a hundred who acknowl
edged himself to be a consumptive.
But tliere is joy
and happiness In the land , for a great
scientist has made a great discovery which
robs consumption of Its terrors and the
crave of Its victims. Shout It from the
house tops ! Send the Joyful news up and
down the length and breadth of this noble
lind of ours ! For the truth that this
glorious news tilings will be the means of
Giving health to the sufferers and hope to
A great scientist
and chemist has rnndo a scries of most
remarkable discoveries ; he has applied
some of the knowledge brought forth by
the researches of Koch , I'anteur , Vlrchow
and Metchnlkoff , and , adding to It his own
remarkable scientific results , has crystal
lized all this Into one complete , practical ,
simple system , which , having been put to
the severest possible tests , has proven beyond I
yond the slightest shadow of a doubt that
It Is an absolute and Infallible cure for con
From all parts'
of the United States oud , Kuropo have come
letters breathing of the heartfelt gratitude
of the happy ones f'ho have been reclaimed
from a life of buffering and In whose hearts
now reigns peace 'aud In whoso bodies
MODERN RAPID' ' FIRE CUNS
How They Diifar frbin Other Cannon of the
Same Caliber. ,
AUTOMATIC AND SEMI-AUTOMATIC GUNS
Tlmr Saved In I.onilinir Iiy the tl ? of
C'rt Aiiinniiiltl" " " " ' < St-iiurate
I'rlinvr or Sttnlililuur Out
In describing the armament of a war ves
sel nowadays It Is customary to speak of
Ita big rifles , having a caliber of from eight
to thirteen Inches/'its / "rapid flro" ( or
"quick firing" ) guns of smaller caliber and
its torpedo tubes , if it lifts any. The last
mentioned means of offense need not bo
discussed at present- : But the difference
"rapid-fire1' and other
between n - gun any
cannon of the same size Is not as well
understood , perhaps , as it might be.
In the first place , relates the New York
Tribune , it should be borne In mind that
both kinds of ordnance are adapted to the
use of shells or solid shot , whichever the
gunner may prefer. Again , while there are
dissimilarities In the breech mechanism ot
the two styles of gun , those are Immaterial.
Finally , the distinction Is not one of size ,
although the peculiarities of the rapid-fire
system were first adopted In small pieces ,
like one-pounders nnd six-pounders , which
have bores of 1.44 and 2.21 Inches , re
spectively. Subsequently , the Idea was ap
plied to four-Inch , five-Inch and six-Inch
guns , which discharge thirty-six-pound ,
seventy-pound and 100-pound shot. And
now for the last three or four years there
has been a good deal of talk of eight-Inch
"rapid-fire" guns , capable of throwing 230
pounds of steel In ono chunk.
The essential difference between the old
gun nnd the new ID in the method of load-
Ing. Formerly , the breech having been
opened , the projectile was Inserted In the
bore from the rear and the powder was
put in afterward. The latter was Inclosed
in a light flannel , or bunting cover , which
would burn quickly when once Ignited. It
was necessary , too , to apply a primer. Then ,
after firing the piece , the Interior was
swabbed out , to remove the products of
various operations con
sumed a great deal of time.
For rapid-fire guns the ammunition Is
prepared as It Is for'modern email arms.
The powder nnd bajljaro combined In n
single cartridge havbg a metallic case. Th
primer Is In the cellar , ' of the rear end of
thlb case nnd is det9imte'd by the firing pin
of the gun mechanlsuiAThe
smudge left by
the burning powder gcts ; | to the Inside of
the case , which Is 'extracted automatically
when the breech is afealn opened. Swah-
bing out Is - . ' No time
unnecessjsr- or thought
need bo lven to the 'primer.
In the Hotchklss
rapid-fire gun there la a
vertical slot , In which the breechlock moves
up and down. A lover , nt the side of the
piece , nnd normally pointing forward , is
pulled upward and hao'kward , when opera
tions begin. The flrgtcffect of this move
ment is to cock the ihammer. Then the
breechlock is seen to , slide downward. As it
does so the extracting'mechanism
the empty cartridge s U in the gun , slowly
nt first and then quickly. ' The case is ejected
by the time the block has stopped sinking.
The gunner then drops into the hole on top
a cartridge and starts the point of it into the
bore. Ho pushes It in only half way. . On
reversing the lever that Is. throwing It
forward and downward the breechlock is
brought back into place. As It cornea up
ward it forces the
cartridge home and com
pletes certain other preliminaries for firing.
There Is a trigger , however , which must bo
pulled In order to discharge the ploco. This
may be operated with a lanyard , or short
rope , if the gunner desires.
A number of styles of rapid-fire gun have
been devised. They differ only in what to
the novice would seem mere details. These
relate to the form and movement ot the
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breechlock , the extractor , protection against
premature explosion am * rust nnd other
features of the breech mechanism. There
are also several different kinds of "mount"
or support , more perfectly to adapt these
guns to the varied service expected of thorn.
i A rapltl-flro gun designed for use In n
| mountainous region would not have the
j same sort of a carriage as If its operations
were to be confined to a level country. Again
the naval mount Is unlike a movable sup
, Automatic ( iiiim.
Besides those rapid-fire guns which are
discharged only by pulling a trigger , after ,
loading , there are others which are flred
by the screw movement of the lever , which j
restores the breechlock to Its position and j
drives the cartridge home. These are known
as "semi-automatic. " Then there Is the
( ' "automatic" gun , of which Maxim's Is a good
specimen , and which not only feeds Itself
but fires Itself , after once being started. The
cartridges are arranged parallel to one an
other , crosswise , on a ribbon. This Is fed
into the gun automatically. The extraction
of the empty cases , their ejection , the loHd-
Ing , and finally the firing , all result from
the recoil of the barrel and a powerful
spring that throws it forward again before
each discharge. From GOO to 1,000 rounds
a minute have been flred from "automatic"
guns. This speed Is possible , however , only
with ammunition suited to Infantry rifles ,
whoso caliber Is somewhere between a quar
ter and two-fifths of an Inch. The "auto
matic" Is hardly to be classed with the semi
automatic" and other rapid-fire guns.
In a test of rapid-fire guns under the aus
pices of the United States War department ,
three or four years ago , the following speed
was made with some Rlx-poundcrs (2.24 (
Inches caliber ) . The time required to fire
100 shots was four minutes and twenty-six
seconds for the Hotchklss , 4:33 : % for the
Drlggs-Schroedor , 4:41 : for the Maxlm-Nor-
deufclt nnd 4:5GV4 : for the Sponscl. These
figures show a frequency of from twenty to
twenty-five a minute. Without any attempt
at aim the speed can bo run up to thirty
or thirty-live. Ot course , with heavier guns ,
no such rapidity can bo secured. When the
five-Inch guns ( sovcnty-pounders ) of the
Cincinnati were tried the other day thirty-
six shots were flred In five minutes , or boven
to the minute. This was considered good
Most rapid-fire guns ore "built up. " Tha
barrel consists of a tube of practically uni
form diameter , strengthened at the breech
by jackets and hoops that are treated to ex
pand them and then are shrunk on. But Oat-
ling and Maxim have lately found a way to
manufacture them In a single piece , thus
savins much time In the production.
Rapid-fire guns are usually provided with
a shield , a steel plate half an inch or morn
in thickness. This is pierced to allow about
half of the barrel to protrude , and an up
right silt reaching from the center nearly
I to the top allows the gunner to sight his
piece. Sometimes the shield occupies a ver
tical position and sometimes its upper edge
Is inclined backward at an angle of forty-
flve degrees , thus deflecting the enemy's
projectiles upward Instead of meeting them
I An ordnance officer of the navy , having
i ' been asked whether rapid-fire guns did not
heat quickly , said , a few days ago ; "Yes ;
if you keep them a-golng long enough. Hut
they are seldom used for more than a few
minutes at a time , and don't have a chance
to get hot. "
It will bo quickly perceived that the rapid-
tire gun of today Is a different thing from
thn gatllng gun ot thirty years ago , which
was compoeed of a number of parallel I nrs
in a cylindrical frame , rotated on Its long
axis by means of a crank and firing only
small arm ammunition.
TUMI OUT or COUIIT.
An Oklahoma judge receiving , a grand
jury's report one evening during the po
litical campaign of 189C could distinctly hear
some fervid eloquence of a political orator
in an adjacent room. Ho looked over the
indictments returned , and then , as his face
assumed on angry look , he aald : "Gentle
men , did I not Instruct you to Inquire ot
all public offenses ? There Is an awful crime
you appear to have overlooked. Listen , that
man is talking about it now. He is de
nouncing the awful crime of ' " 3 ! "
Judge Coffey of San Francisco Is described
by the News Letter of that city as having
. n , strong disapproval of garrulity. A lawyer ,
| he declares , should cultivate conciseness.
An attorney , learned in the law , but af
flicted with the disease of long-wlndedness
in a peculiarly malignant form , was neatly
cut short the other day by the tart and
astute probate judge.
After pleading In a very plain case , with
wearisome prolixity , the worthy attorney
suddenly asked , in a rhetorical vein , but
with no idea of concluding his argument1
"Need I say more ? "
Judge Coffey hod been Impatiently waiting
for an opening , and perceiving his oppor
tunity , answered quickly , hut with the
blandest courtesy :
"No , brother , you need say nothing more. "
Before the lawyer realized the remark of
the court , and while he was about to re
sume his oration , standing with open mouth
and outstretched hand , Judge Coffey decided
against him , dismissed the proceeding and
V called the next case on hla docket.
Lord Chief Justice Cockburn was ex
tremely fond of going down to the sea In
ships , and It was his custom to spend from
Sunday to Monday on board his yacht. On
one occasion he Invited one of the pulsno
Judges of the queen's bench to accompany
him on a cruise. At the start the sea was
smooth as glass , but during the night the
wind freshened up and caused the little
craft to toss and roll In a manner which af
fected the pulsno Judge moat unpleasantly.
Lord Cockburn , hearing of his sickness ,
wont into the cabin and , laying a soothing
hand on bis shoulder , said :
"My dear C , can I do anything for you ? "
"Yea , your lordship , " ho replied. In a.
pained voice , "you will greatly oblige mo
by overruling this motion. "
During the day , saya a writer In the
Newark News , I had attended court , where
a lawsuit of considerable Importance was
on trial , and which wan not decided until
6 o'clock in the evening. Then I went homo
to stop for -the night with the Judge who
had the case In hand. On the way homo
wo were stopped by a man , who said :
"Judge , It Is quite likely that the loser of
that suit will shoot at you through a. win
dow tonight to secure revenge. "
"Yes , quite likely ; thanks , " pleasantly re
plied the judge , as v > o passed on.
At the supper table his wife appeared
nervous and uneasy , and before the meal
was concluded she said :
"Alfred , a man has been seen In front of
the house acting rather auspiciously , and
I'm afraid he means you harm. "
"Yes , I'm afraid EO. my dear , " replied the
Judge , and then took up the conversation
she had Interrupted.
After supper wo adjourned to the library ,
and by and by , as we sat at the table , with
a kerosene lamp between tu , there arose nn
argument connected with the political ques
"Sir , " said the judge , as ho grew heated
by opposition , "they may bring all their
sophistry to bear on the question , but noth
ing will convince me that "
At that instant I felt a hot streak along
my left cheek , and the lamp chimney was
shivered into a hundred pieces nnd the
light went out. The judge rang a hand bell
which was within rearh and I thought I
heard the notes of the bell before the re
port of a rifle iu front of the house. A
negro man came running in and the judge
"Julius , bring us another lamp. "
When the lamp was brought I looked at
the judge. He bad not changed the slight
"Wasn't that a bullet which broke the
lamp chimney ? " I asked.
"Very likely it was , " ho replied , as ho
"And wasn't It meant for you ? "
"I presume so. There it Is In the back
of a law book. As I was saying , however ,
sophistry is not au argument , and those
"Excuse me. Judge , " I Interrupted , "but
the next bullet may kill one of us. "
"Ob , they never ( boot but once , and I
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want to convince you that your position Is
untenable. You see , to begin with , the
Hut his wife came In and Insisted that
he give an alarm , and the argumuut wat
Till ; UI.U-TIMKUH.
Mrs. Rebecca Van Xniidt , who lias Juflt
died at Seneca KallH , N. Y. , aged 100 , hail
been personally presented to and had ,
Bhnkcn linndMltli every governor of Now
The two oldest German generals nro
Major General I.ucas von Cninach and Gen-
eiul Field MurHlial von lllunientliul , who
have been respectively In service Hoventy-
ono and wventy years.
Mine. Colmuche , n remarkable old lady
now living In London , Is the widow of Tal-
ipyrnnd'H last secretary , und her memory
of the ovcntH of hur husband's Hccretary
bhlp Is Htlll remarkably vivid.
Mm. Juno Winchester , widow of the
founder of the Winchester Repeating Arm
company of New Iluven , Conn. , died nt her
home recently. She WUH M years of ago
und very wealthy. She had already given
J2SO.OOO to .Yale college , and It is uxpucteil
that the university will prollt still moro
by her will.
1'uul Marnhall of I'lttHylvnnla county ,
Va. , und Saul Marshall of Polo. , Ark. , am
twin brothers who mo now Iu the'Jftli ynnr
of their age. They are both In good health ,
resemblu each other much In appeuruncu
nnd nre of very nearly the xamu slso ami
weight. If there are uny older twin broth
ers In the United Status they would bo
pleased to meet them.
The oldest living general of the United
States und the oldest graduate of West
1'olnt IH Major General George Bears
Greene of Morrtstown , N. J. He was born
ut Apponag , H. I. , May G , 1&01 , entered \Ve.st
1'olnt nt IS and graduated four years later.
After seven yeais' service in the urmy ho
retired , but went to the front in the re
bellion , coming out u major general.
Captain J.V. . Holmes of the American
ship Charmer , who Is 74 years old und went
to sen when ho was 10 , has rounded Cupa
Horn seventy-six Union In sixty-four years.
James H. T. Strunahan , "the first cltlaen
of Brooklyn , " celebrated his ninetieth birth
day April 2G. Notwithstanding his advanced ,
age , his Intellect IH unimpaired nnd ho take *
as keen an Interest an ever In what U
on In lib atutu uml country ,
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