Every Japanese soldier carried what he called his "panican," which somewhat resembled the American workman's dinner pail. It had several compartments, and in these the soldier carried his "iron"ration of rice, dried fish, bacon, salt and sometimes a pickle or a little sweetmeat. It is the belief of European and American physicians that the marvelous power of recovering shown by the wounded Japanese soldier was due to their simple diet. The war correspondents all marveled at the contentedness of the soldiers. They never saw a druken Japanese, they never witnessed an angry dispute between the men or officers, they never heard of any complaint of the men about their treatment or their hard work. And great was the joy when a transport arrived at Dalny which brought every man and officer a present from the Emperor, "sake" for the men, brandy for the officers, and to each a small sum of money, according to rank.