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How The Germans Are Training Their Armies

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[P:u'fl Cor. Loudon Standard.] A very interesting letter from Metz, iu a Frcuch military paper, gives details of of the kind of drill Prussian troops are subjected to. If tlie account bo correct, actual eampaigning must appcar like a lioliday to them in comparison with their pcace training : "Military marches tako place daily, no matter -what tho weather or tomporature may bo. Tho men ure invariably in marching order, ïhey start at 5 a. m., after having taken coffee, and return to quarters about 11 or 12. The forcea are divided in two coi-ps - one of them, in forage caps, are supposed to represent the enemy. Tho cavalry is especially trained in reconnoitering duties, and a couple of troop3 invariably accompatiy tho infantry. Tho troopa are never allowed to entera village; each man takes some bread and meat with Min, and when the halt is called, if near any town or hamlet, eaoh squad of twenty men detaches two, who are sent to parchase winc or brandy. The men who have no money are generally allowed to have a pull at the flask of their comrades better off than themselves. This is an uuderstood thing. Tho officers mostly do without cating; the few who require retreshraent are content with a sandwich. Each halt laste three-quartorsof an hour, At the signal given by the bngle tho sentries and outposts, which aro stationed all round to a diettanoe of 800 metres instantly fall in. The return homeward is wiilely different from tlie marching out. There is no moro manen vering; the body of the men march in two lines right and left of the road, with a gronp of ingers in tho middle. Patriotic song are the mie, whore the words 'Konig ' and ' Vaterland' nro of frequent oi'.curroiice. Tlu! jiavavian.s are partiaj to warhke ditties, in wbioh tho Erbfoind tsoé&a sevey handled. Ever sinco last Thursday :iil lite non-eoniniissioned oillcers have been_ engaged in making facines and throwing up earthworks. They start at ( }. m., and remain out ali rrrght. On dark nigllts a toowería] larnp, likn tluit oí a lighUiouse, is usod." Thisaeems liard work. In South (!ermauy llic training scoms oqually praefcj cal and sëvere. M. Victor Tissot's book, "Voyago au Paya áeá Müliarde," of which more presenüy, shotre how rcoruita are trained at Lflm: " Thoy ar :;]'.M'iil!v practised in marksmanship and " yi i!i;isiicK. Por two hours eveïy day cany ris Kipt lii-jiio at targets wbioh bea .i Btrong reaemblunoe to the distont outli:" ui' zouaves and Turcos. Tlie in8triu:tors in musketry are all Prnssian, anil roiui' from the sohool of musketrj at Spandau. Moreovor, Öièy are frequenttj praoüoed in líe erations ól real warfare. Quite reoentjy therailway station at Ulm waa ' oaptured by' by a body of Bttvrtriam reoruits, iln employés were "II mode prisonors, vyhüfi tiwspecia] 'railway battaliou' took possessien oí thé railway stock, tml organized railway i luii) n." Tn Jackgonvillo, 111., last week, onl.v one marriage Hccuso mis iesued, ana wben the yoang lady heard tliat she wae khe "iii.v oandidaie for ma.triroonj'.she ireverseJ i ■ r decisión on Ui gipuod that she ■. i i ; i't ll.nik ..f beiag married if ifc wasn't i ij móro fa3hionaU lll:l" tliat.


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