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All machine-guaners treat their guns as though they are human berigs ; and the greatest cawe imaginable is taken of them, in and out of action The last act of a machine-gun officr before setting out for the trenaches is to overhaul and test his guns. As one eans of rsunng efficiency in the weapons. the guns are siret into somr convenient bank or mound, to mnake certan that all i in perfect work.ug order, and that any small defect may be disclosed and rectfe in good tine.