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THE ARGUS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21. 1903.
THE AUG US.
and arot the ).. S: O. at Snakim in
1SSH. Kir Evyttri Wood, Tjorn in 1S33,
.,hiiuh.rt naii md weekly at IBM Second I was only 44 when ment ioned in lis-
Atcane, Kock Island. 111. Entered at tne I ilhtches for j?allaiitry ' in the Crimea.
lie --gut the . C. in India, in Decem
ber, n,)j, at liie uge or si, and was
a eoionei neiore lie reaciieu tiie age
of 40. Londan Answers.
Poi to flics as second-class matter.
DAILY SHORT STORY
A Visit to an Army.
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Saturday, February 21.
Xo youth can watch the splendid,
spontaneous .tributes beuijr paid to
Ibhn Mitt-hell and not realize that it
does pay to be a irenuine man.
hatever remains to be uoue in eon-
gfes will have to be done in the next
two weeks. It is safe to say that a
c-oud ihuiiv thintrs will not be done
that oii,'ht to be done.
- tjuite irrespective of the continuous
appeal of friends in behalf of Mr
Muybikk. her case is to be one of the
inanv instances of the way that leiral
punish;nent sticks iiv Kngland.
It is one of the stransre things in
life that poor people will bite at ten
per cent a niouth schemes when mil
lionaires within a few blocks are
huntir.jf investments that pay hve per
cent n vear.
One of the weather prophets, Foster
lv name, has predicted a warm wtive
centering on the 10th of this month
lie niiscd it only to the extent of it
lie mar a cold wave, lie hit it as far as
the wave itself is concerned.
The Alaskan Tribunal.
The Alaskan treaty which lias just
been ratified by the senate, provides
for a settlement of the Alaska boun
dary question by a tribunal of jurists,
three from the I mted States and
three from (Jreat Ilritain. This tri
bunal is to pass upon the interpreta
tion of the treaty of 1X2.J. fixiiitf the
boundary between Kussian or Alas
kan territory and 1'ritish territory.
i acre is to oe no umpire, j Here is
to le no eompromise as to boundary
There is to be simply an. interpreta
tion by distinguished legal authority
of the meaning of a treaty accepted
by (lre.it 1'ritain.
For sevmty years there was no dis-
pule as to the language of the treaty
and no misunderstanding. The Kits-
sian map ol 1S27, the Hritish map of
1S.12. the Canadian map of 18j7. the
French map f 1S44. frequently re
ferred to as authoritative, are-all the
aine, so far as the boundary line is
concemeii. as tne otneial American
map "of 1S67 and Hritish maps pub
lished in 177 and USlts.
Neither Hritish nor Canadian offi
cials questioned ;he language of the
treatv or the boundary as fixed by the
treaty until lS'.tS. Then the Canadian
government, by the cfmsent of the
Hritish government, brought forward
the contention that the boundary line
under a strict interpretation of the
treatV of KS23. could not extend from
Portland canal northward as tlescrib-
cti in tne treaty, nut mat it must ie
modified in accordance with interpre
tations placed upon the treaty by the
lamt'oflice in Uritish Columbia.
This claim was rejected by the
American commissioners, and was
met by a counter proposition suj
gesting that, as the language of th
treaty was called in question, the
treaty itself should be submitted to a
tribunal of the foremost jurists in
tireat l.ritain and the I'nited States
Castro's lew of an increased duty of
:;o per con, on imports to meet the
payments agree ! upon with the allied
powcis, is going to hit the importers
pretty hard for the time beinj
though of course the Venezuelan con
sumer will in the end pay the increase
in the additional cost of the imported
A Uenver young lady received a
prize from a cooking school. Then
she won a small prize in a literary
contest ahd immediately announced
that she would hereafter devote her
self to literature. It. is difficult - to
understand why she entered a field
where the competition is. so keen
and the. reward so small, when she
might have remained a cook and de
manded her own price.
l'resirient liavemeyer, of the sugar
trust has been telling his. stockhold
ers about the reduction in the price
of sugar since the formation of that
saccharine combination. What has
made it cheaper than it was in 1SS
is the trebling of the beet s'ngar pro
duction, increase of cane sugar and
the competition of an independent re
finery. Hut the Dingleyites saw to it
that the people lid not get all the
benefit of the cheapening of raw su
gar by- increased production. Thev
only cut the duty from two cent
These cold facts ought to demon
strate that neither the trust nor the
tariff has cheapened sugar.
Legal Value of Life.
A decision recently rendered by the
New York court of appeals should
have a salutary effect in reducing
railway casualties, as tar as pos
sible, on the part of the management
The case resulted from the terrible
disaster in the tunnel of the New
ork lentral liauway. in the upper
part of the city, a year ago. One of
the victims was the assistant mana
ger or the bridge liimlinr company
who had a salary of $4.MH. The wid
ow sued the railway company and
obtained judgment of Th'
company fought the award up to the
court of last resort on the ground
that the sum was excessive. The court
of appeals affirmed the judgment of
the lower courts, however, and the
money must now he paid. 1 his is
said to be the largest sum ever award
ed for loss of a human life? The next
largest awards, made some years ago,
were by Pennsylvania courts. One was
for $.Vi,.'l0, and another was for $4
ln t i I a few years ago it would not
have been possible for a widow to ob
tain more than -$..0M in damages for
the loss of her husband in a New
l (ii k railway accident. I hat sum
was the statutory limit of such obli
gation. There was n limit, however,
to damages for injury by such acc
dents, and hence the paradox was
presented of allowing possibly $25,000
or more for maiming a person, out
only $.VH)0 for killing -him.
l're.-ident Koosevelt lias had mure
fun than a 'schoolboy at the wedding
of Senator Cockrell's daughter joked
with the girls, shook hands with the
matrons anu exchanged jollv-ing re
marks with the young and old men.
At the wedding breakfast he made a
short speech in which he astonished
everybody by saying that although
Missouri is a splendid state he could
not think of living there. '," he
said, with a twinkle in his eye, "1
wouldn't live there if I could, because
1 think so much of Senator Cockrell
and admire him so greatly that I
don t see how l could, keep from voting
for him, and as he is a- democrat you
know that would never, never do."
Now It's Settled.
"The Knifed States is,"
United States are"?
tor years the contest has waged as
to wheTtrer the: third pe risorrrsingular
Wheu. the Franco-Prussian war broke
out, I was. studying at a German uni
versity, or, .rather, I had finished my
course ana was making pedestrian
tours over the continent of Europe.
One morning. after the battle of Grav
elotto I walkrtd into the German lines,
hoping to tindiamong the officers some
of my former fellow students, but if
any of thorn were there 1 did not meet
them. I was taken to Lieutenant Colo
nel Schiff, who was what in the United
States army we i call the provost mar
shal, to whom I presented niy creden
tials. I was traveling on an old pass
port that had not been vised (indorsed
by the proper. authority) for some time;
but, being an American,, with no Inter
est whatever in tlo contest then waging
between France and Germany, I did
not consider it necessary to bo very
Colonel Schiffitook my passport, as-
Etiriog me that' an examination was a
mere matter of form, though an imper
ative duty with him. An officer in his
company at the time scanned my face.
looked my figure owr from bead to foot,
then said something to Colonel Schtff
in a language (not. Herman) that I dUl
not understand. I felt sure It referred
to me, but if it did the colonel gave no
indication of it. After the officer left
us the coloniel invited me to be his guest
during my stay in the on nip.
1 presume," he said to me, "that you
wish to seei something of the army. I
am going to visit several different
corps today 'and will be happy to have
you nccouiparuy me."
I assured '.him that I should be very
thankful fortl opportunity, and after
furnishing im? with a horse, accompa
nied by a small escort, we sallied forth.
The colonel had his duties to perform
and often left us to visit different head
quarters, pajing no attention to me ex
cept when disengaged, but 1 not iced a
young officer of the party continually
watching mo. If I got out my glass to
view a distant object, he traued his
neck to see wiiat I was looking at; if I
took especial interest in a redoubt, he
seemed -equally Interested In the fact;
If I asked for information, he spurred
his horse close enough to me to hear all
that was said.
When we returned from the tour, I
was dined by the colonel ami wnen l
retired was given a tent with an army
cot in it in which to sleep. I was awak
ened in the night by the guard chang
ing sentries, and after the relief had
passed away, hearing some one walk
ing back and forth, I arose and looked
out. There was a sentry pacing before
"Well." I said, surprised, "these Ger
mans are not inclined to let people get
a war In the night. But I suppose It Is
army custom with regard to civilians.
The next morninc after breakfast I
thanked the colonel for his hospitality
and told him that I thought I would
take my departure.
"Where do you go from here?" he
"I shall go to Fans, then take a
steamer for New York."
I knew nothing about military mat
ters or I should not have thus boldly
declared that after inspecting the Ger
man army I was going straight to the
capital of France. The colonel looked
at me strangely. Then a faint shadow
f incredulity passed over his face.
"Better stay with us another day," he
said. "I have Invited a number of-om-
cers to dine with you."
Somehow I felt that the invitation
was akin to an order. At any rate, I
did not feel quite safe in declining. I
snent the day at the colonel's head
quarters and noticed that whenever I
walked beyond the chain of sentinels
those between whom I passed kept a
critical eye upon me, and once when I
went some distance an officer came
running after me, politely informing
me that no one was allowed to leave
present indicative of the verb "to be
should be used in connection with the the camp without the colonels pass,
Fame Before Forty.
Aelson was a captain at "I, and a
rear admiral at the age of ;!9. Howe
became captain at dv, and was a rear
admiral ere he reached the age of 44.
Lord Cochrane, grandfather of the
present Lord Dundonald, was a com
jnander at 22 years old, and less than a
year later covered himself with glory
bv the heroic storming or i.amo. in
Fighting men of the 20th century
have not. as a rule, had the chances
of distinguishing themselves which
fell to those who lived a hundred
years ago, and most of those who
- have become celebreties are much old
er than the heroes of a century back.
Still, even today there are affair
number of soldiers whose names
have become well " known before they
passed their 40th birthday.
Lord Kitchener, born in 18."0, was
in command of Kgyptian cavalry -by
the time he was 32. In 1866, at the
age of 36, .he was governor of Kua
kim. and two years later was adju
tant general of tlie whole Kgyptian
Sir -Hector Macdonald was not 30
when he got his commission by his
gallantry in the Afghan war in 1897
80. He was mentioned in dispatches
five times during the next ten years,
in India, South Africa and in Egypt,
noun l.nited states, or whether
the proper form is not that of the
present indicative plural of the same
The battle of the grammarians has
not been without interest to the gen
eral public, but now thev can lav
aside tlieir arms and enjoy a truce.
for the committee on revision of the
laws has, in reviewing the federal
statutes, decided that "the United
States is." The singular present of the
verb "to be" will, therefore, be used in
the forthcoming edition -of the lle-
vised Statutes, and from- the legal
viewpoint "the United States are'
will cease to exist.
" ' IIi YOU WISH
To 'Eat Well, y
Sleep Well, ;'
TAKES And Work Well,
You will Eat well,
BECAUSE, by tlieir sperlflo Action on the Digettlve Organs, Beecham't Pills remove tlie
sensation of fulness and oppression commonly experienced, glye the appetite " edge," and restore
the Stomach to healthy and natural function.
You will Slecn well,
BECAUSE Beecham't Pill gently calm irritation of the Kervons System, while by their
stimulative and cleansing action upon the Liver and Kidneys, Digestion proceeds with normal
regularity, so that at night tne tranquilizer mind and body are prepared for " Nature's sweet
restorer "peaceful slumber. Sliould one feel restless after an exciting or convivial evening, a
dose of Beecham's Rills will quickly induce refreshing sleep.
You will Work well,
BECAUSE Bsecham'l Pills bring about the proper assimilation of the food taken, clvetone
to tlx) Stomach, purify the Blood, invigorate the Nervous System, add force to the Hiucles, and
thus endue the workermental or physical with renewed energy and power.
Sold Everywhere In Boxes, lO cents and 25 cents
About Waablnrton's Rlrtbcftty.
Washington's birthday was made a
legal holiday by vote of the Massachu
setts legislature, the first one observ
ed being Feb. 22, 1857. Prior to that
time his Jirthday was only observed j
by personal friends. The birthday of
the celebrated Ilostetter's Stomach
j Bitters was 5fvears ago. and the fact
that it has remained before the pub- dawn by the colonel's orderly
lie continuously since that time is Our party rode a short-distance and
positive proof that it is founded on j stopped at a barn. A platoon of soldiers
true merit. . There is also positive I were standing at what we call "parade
proof of its value in the record of I rest" Suddenly the barn door opened.
cures of heartburn, indigestion, flat
ulency, dizziness, dyspepsia, consti
pation, biliousness, andmalaria, fever
and ague that is back of it, also in
the hundreds of voluntary testimon
ials received annually. Give it a fair
trial. It will cure you even after
other remedies have failed. Ie sure
to get the genuine.
Keep Your Bowels Strong.
Constipation or . diarrhoea when
vour bowels are out of order. Cas-
carets Candy Cathartic will make rode back to camp. lie soon returned,
thetn act naturkllr. Oenutne tablets I and after he had given me breakfast I
stamoed C. C. C. Never sold in permitted to depart.
bulk. All druggists, zoo 1
GTJLIAN C. VAN VOBST.
To Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and
Puget sound points. Pullman
Tourist Sleeping Cars.
'Phone 1180, C, B. 6c Q. Ticket Agent.
Depot Twentieth. St. and Second Ave.
1 f '.'' sr
Too Much Diet.
"Why don't you try dieting to reduce
"Dieting! Why. that's the way I got
fat!" New York livening Journal.
So Core For It.
At dinner I was introduced to some
fine fellows and enjoyed their society
so well that I forgot the espionage to
which I had been subjected. During the
dinner the colonel was called away.
and when he returned his manner to
ward me changed entirely. lie was less
deferential and less constrained. In
deed, for the first time his bearing to
ward me was natural.
Tf vou care to rise early," he said to
me before I retired, "I will show you
an interesting army ceremony. Then, ir
you choose, you may proceed with your
. "I shall be delighted to join you for
the ceremony, and I really must pro
ceed as soon as It Is over," I replied.
Notwithstanding the change in the
colonel's bearing toward me I felt un
easy. There was a drawing down of
the corners of his mouth when he used
the word "ceremony" that I did not
like. I awoke soon after going to sleep
and looked out. There was no guard
before my tent. I was puzzled. Finally
I went to sleep and was awakened at
ffhe Thin One Are you ever going to
pay me that $10?
The Fat One lou re worrying your
self thin over that nionej. Ixxik at me.
I never worry. San Francisco Examiner.
Extract From n Xorel.
'Sot a Suicide.
Doing a -weigh with himself
Effects of Diet, it U
and a man pale as death was leu out
Great heavens! He was the very im
age of myself.
Here was the explanation of all that
Aad passed. This man was a spy, and
I had been mistaken for him.
"We caughthim," said the colonel to
me, "last night. Had he succeeded In
slipping away you would have been In
his place this morning, for we were
sre you were he.
I did not want to witness the execu
tion, but with the colonel's permission
"She gave him a "black look." Chlct-
fiONews. . " . . ...
The rrodigal Son Fop, I ain't eat
uuthin' but husks since I left home
nis Father Hm-m! You do look
Illnstrated Thraae From Si Novel.
The villain ffroutul twtln
is the time to buy t
your winter . . .
Encrsjv till gone? llcadtU'hc? Mo
mach out of order? Simply e.tT of
torpid liver, llurdoek lllood ItUler
will make a new man or womnu "
b n e -fourth off
on any winter
Overcoat in the
Gustafson & Hayes,
1714 Second Avenue.
4 The New Clothing Store
Second Week of
75he ! v(Fi?r CKPif
R Of the ROCK ISLAND SHOE CO.'s Shoes.
Still Greater Reductions all
Through the Stock.
About 60 pairs jofJ-jadies high top
shoes, splendid values, sold formerly"
at $2.50 and $3.00. Almost all
sizes and widths, only SI. IS. Don't
miss this snap.
We have added to our odds and ends
lot some great values for
50c 75c and 98c.
Some patent leathers slightly dam
aged in this lot.
Odds and ends of all solid boys shoes
$2 worth of wear for
Opposite Harper House. C. C. Trent, Mgr.
Nothing Better Than
.hi . I M ' . . ' "
5&v T4 ; yi! ,nvvl
Call and look through our new
Fixture Ilooni. New stock.
V. A. ROBB & CO.,
HfiiQfli Cf Plimio West
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