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PERSHING AND THE CADETS.

TAILOR WHO REVIEWED TROOPS.

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TAILOR WHO REVIEWED TROOPS. A little known story of the American War of Independence has been brought to light in the New York Times. It is that of a tailor who patched up the clothes of Washington's ragged army, and who was, as a result, ac- corded the unique honour of passing the sol- diers in review. It was after the battle of Princeton, on January 3rd, 1777, when the soldiers, hungry, footsore, and in rags, marched into the village of Pluckemin, in Somerset County, N.J. After the men had been well fed and rested for several days; prompt and effective steps were taken to sew up and patch their exceed- ingly tattered garments. To this task a man from the ranks rose as a host in himself. This was Private Robert Little, a lean and stalwart Scotchman. Big Bob Little," as he was familiarly known, temporarily laying down his musket, took up needle and shears, and very soon performed miracle-s of improve- ment in the appearance of the rank and file. This good work he could not have accom- plished had he not been gleefully helped by many young neighbouring farmers, who rode around far and near collecting gratuities of homespun cloth from farmers and others who did home weaving. So well had Big Bob" and his coadjutors succeeded in this, and so delighted were the officers with the improved appearance of the men, that the Colonel-in-Command, hearing that the approaching February 22nd was "Big Bob's" birthday, he determined as a compli- ment to Bob to have a dress parade on that day. The parade was in full swing to the en- livening music of fife and drum, and the men, it is said, marched with heads erect and proud step, once more having clothes without very bad holes in them; company after com- pany marching past the step of a tavern which served as the saluting base, whereon stood the Colonel, and by his side the tailor, whose handy needle had done so much to reanimate the spirit of the troops.

HIS UNFORTUNATE FACE.

A PEN-PICTURE OF NAPOLEON.

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