Four thousand prisoners and roo guns had been taken in this day's advance of some 7,000 yd.
The conditions were rendered difficult by spray, heavy sea and smoke driving down the line, but the shot fell only Soo yd.
The rails used are of flat bottomed or bridge section varying in weight from 15 to 25 lb to the yd.; they are laid upon cross sleepers in a temporary manner, so that they can be easily shifted along the working faces, but are carefully secured along main roads intended to carry traffic continuously for some time.
The national costume of the Siamese is the panung, a piece of cloth about 1 yd.