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THE COME BACK
.PEAKING of “snakes in
the grass”—we heard the
“rattle” under the caption
“Quartermaster” in the
last issue of The Cadu-
ceus—hut the danger—poison—ven
om wa> to no avail. The “fangs”
had long since been plucked thence.
The attempt at wit (?) and cheap
sarcasm fell far short of the mark
likening the miserable efforts to
the weak “strike” of the innocent
garter-snake. The M. S. D. has a
warehouse full of antidotes for all
such harmless attacks and is ready
to cope with emergencies of a graver
The writer of last week must surely
be proud of his humble efforts which
savor and reek with revenge—when
he fails to place under his bombastic
broadside of obnoxious gases—equal
to that of any “Hun” design—his own
name. He is indeed modest of his
ability as a propounder of sarcasm
and therefore camouflages his identity.
We admire his cunning and give him
credit of having unusual foresight in
Iseeing the “handwriting on the wall”
as did the damnable Hun.
As a clever—crafty—fakir ha is
paramount to any we have met. His
attempt to beguile the public into
believing an untrue statement of fact
is crudd. BE IT KNOWN—that the
M. S. D. whose record stands—were
“not invited”—they came into the
large department as does a ‘‘step
brother” enter the chosen family of
his remaining parent. And verily—
while at the hands of the “better ele
ment” of the new family, who are
in the service “one for all and all for
one,” we receive proper consideration
and noticed respect—from the “black
sheep” of th.i family come the treat
ment usually received by the “step
“Orange Hat Cords”? Yes! Per
orders W. D., and NOT per solicita
tion. Guess that new filing system
will come in handy—when the efficient
office force of the B. H., Q. M. C. learn
how to use a filing system. Just file
this “Come Back” and refer to it with
bowed heads often.
Sgt. Id. D. M. Brill
(Overheard in Hospital Canteen).
Customer: “How much are your silver
Clerk: “Twenty-five cents a stripe.
Customer: “I wouldn’t wear one
stripe and I think the three stripes
look much prettier than the two. Give
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Seventeen law-abiding soldiers don’t
make much to write about. Unless
somebody soon goes A. W. O. L., or
something, we won’t have a thing to
write about. What’s that, you say
fight with the Q. M.? There
be any fight left in ’em after this
The following promotions were met
ed out as Christmas presents: Prom
Sergeants to Sergeants 1st Class,
'Brill and Mass; from Corporal to
Sergeant 1st Class, Pendl; from Priv
ate 1st Class to Sergeant 1st Class,
Van Winkle, Jr.; from Corporal to
Sergeants, Riley and Nichol; from
Private 1st Class to Sergeant, Gold
Judging from the way silver service
stripes are floating around, it looks
as though some fellows mis-read the
order to read “one for each MONTH’S
service instead of each SIX MONTH’S.
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Sgt. 1st Class Maas and Private 1st
Class Wilson were the only ones to be
granted Christmas furloughs.
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Johnny to the Yank: “Ah-there! !
I say ole choppy—I was deucedly
bored in reading that news iteni last
week about some slimy reptiles
Reaally the silly a-a-ass sounded as
though ’e was badly in need of a
Yank to Johnny: “Aw f’get it ole
man—he’s been doin’ some odd jobs
’round Isolation 4 lately.”
Sgt.D. M. Brill
BREAKS WRIST .
Sgt J. P Lyons of the Detachment
office force, had an unfortunate acci
dent that resulted in the fracture of
one of the small bones of the wrist.
SURPLUS GOVERNMENT HORSES
AND MULES AT AUXILIARY
REMOUNT DEPOT, No. 306,
CAMP GREENE, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
There will be sold at public auction to the highest bidders the
following Government Animals now on hand at Auxiliary Remount Depot,
No. 306, Camp Greene, N. C., at 9 a. m., January 7th, 1919.
TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY (250) RIDING
OR DRIVING HORSES.
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150) DRAFT
FIVE HUNDRED (500) HEAVY MULES.
ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY (150) LIGHT
These animals were purchased by Government
for over-sea service and are in good condition.
Among the number are 75 splendid Brood Mares.
Arrangements have been made with R. R.
Transportation Agents to have cars placed at load
ing pens before day of sale so there will be no delay
or inconvenience to buyers, who buy in car lots.
TERMS OF SALE
Cash or certified check at time of purchase.
Sale will be held under shelter.
Leather halter will be furnished with each
Lunch will be obtainable on grounds.
DO NOT FORGET THE DATE OF SAIE-
January 7, 1919
This is a rare opportunity to purchase splendid
horses and mules at your own price.
J. W. CORBITT, Lieutenant,
Quartermaster Corps, Quartermaster.