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DETACHMENT COMMANDER PLANS
USE FOR WASTE SOIL.
Plans are being laid to malce use
or the strip of waste land to the north
of the quartermaster’s building by es
tablishing a post garden.
The ground is being turned In
preparation for the first sowing. The
hardy vegetables .of cabbage, turnips
and onions are expected to make up
the first crop for this year. The
fruits of the reclaimed field will go
to aid in supplying the hospital mess.
FOLLOWS THE FIGHT
Continued from page 5
■‘It’s strange for a soldier to tell of
the sea and storms,” he began, “but
that’s what I’m going to.
“We struck one wild one off the
coast of Guam or in that vicinity that
certainly had us guessing for a long
while and the ship was reported as
lost, for seven days from the port
of San Francisco. The wind howled
through the rigging, waves dashing
over the deck, carrying away with
them all things that chanced to be
loose and in their path, so for many
days the sky was o’ercast and we
were unable to ascertain our location,
however, we managed to pull through
and I survived for a still more har
rowing experience off the coast of Ja
pan, this time aboard the transport
“Of all the storms I have ever seen,
and I have seen a good many, this
was by far the very worst, in fact it
was a full-fledged typhoon. The waves
carried away the life-boats, the rig
ging, most of the bridge and it was
by the merest chance we were not
overturned and lost. The wheel, most
unmanageable, the rudder uncertain
and the power faulty made the whole
thing a gamble at the best but wd
made it, as evidenced by my presence
To sum up his experiences Captain
Meade has been everywhere. Wherever
there was any fighting for the past
twenty years, and the army was en
gaged, you could be pretty certain
that he was on hand. For white his
first five years in the service were
rather tame because he was only serv
ing with a line organization at the
time, the captain made up for it all
later and made up for it with inter
During the big trouble at the Phil
ippines in 1899, he was right on hand,
again in 1906 we find him busily en
gaged with the expedition that was
putting down the insurrection among
the Piute Indians, during the big ex
citement at Ela Paso in 1911 we see
him again on hand and later in 1914
when the Americans captured Vera
Cruz Captain Meade was right in the
thick of it. He has served at every
station in the west, he has seen fight
ers and fighting methods pass never
to he seen again. He has seen the army
at its best, in peace, on parade or the
Takfe of Good Nature—one ounce.
Of an herb called by the Indians,
“Mind your own business”—one ounce.
Mix this with a little “Charity for
ethers” and two or three sprigs of
"Keep your Tongue between your
Simmer them in a vessel called
“Circumspection” for a short time and
it will be fit to use.
The symptoms are a violent itching
in ’tho tongue and root of the mouth
which invariably takes place when
you are in company with a species of
animals called “gossips.” When you
feel a fit of the disorder coming on,
take a teaspoonful of the mixture, hold
it in your mouth, which you will keep
closely shut until you get home, and
you will find a sure cure.,
Should you apprehend a relapse,
keep a small bottle about and on the
slightest symptoms repeat the dose.
EVERY WARD HAS A FEW.
(This contribution was from the C-
They sit around
And mope and frown
With fifty-nine diseases.
They knock the chow;
It seems somehow
That nothing ever pleases.
Please print this dope
And We all hope
They really read The Caduceus.
^ “The Big Store on
Studio and Restaurant
NORMAN & STEPHENS
C. F. Lemmond
Swiss Watch Repairing
GOES TO PLATTSBURG. .
Private Frederick H. Schmetzer
left Monday evening for Plattsburg,
N. Y., where he has been transferred
for mechanical service. Schmetzer,
who has been in the Camp Greene
base hospital for nine months, was a
mechanical draftsman in civilian life
and it is understood that his new
army work will follow that line.
RADIUM HANDS AND DIALS
I want that which others
drill field, in' war, in conflict or en
campment. Altogether he is a person
who knows the army, its histories and
traditions, its men and customs, its
past, present and probable future.
30 EAST FIFTH STREET
CHARLOTTE, N. G.