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Eleven Permanent Troops!
(Published in "The Times.")
LONDON, January 3.
The tiny republic of Andorra, in the Pyrenees, has created an army consisting of a major, elected by popular vote, four "staff officers, and six corporals, one from each valley. The other ranks will be provided by giving every voter a gun, the efficiency of which will be demonstrated by loading and firing it once a year in the space of 30 seconds. Bayonets, machine guns, and artillery are non- existent. ,
The buttons on the "army's" uniforms bear the motto: 'Touch me if you dare."