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THE ARGUS, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1900.
Published Pally anvl Weekly at 1624
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Friday, March 2, 1906.
Once more the dowager empress of
China is proclaimed dead. But the
question, is, will she stay dead.
The Quincy Herald speaks of Ilich
anl Yates" appearance in. that city
Wednesday night as the opening of the
The Armstrong insurance committee
is afraid to accept Lawson's aid be
cause Lawson might look bigger than
President Castro, it is said, is de
termined to whip the whole world, but
he is having trouble in deciding just
where to begin.
Jacob Riis is in a New York hospital.
where no doubt he is being treated
for Rooseveltitis of which he certainly
had a severe case. The numerous oth
er persons afflicted with the same com
p!aint seem to be getting over it slow
ly without having to go to a hospital
The republican party is again threat
ened with trouble from a great coal
strike on the eve of a congressional
election. It is hoped that President
Roosevelt's efforts to prevent it will
succeed. The democrats this vear
want full opportunity to show up tin
shortcomings- of the party in power,
uninterrupted by labor disturbances.
The department of superintendents
of the National Educational associa
tion, at its meeting at Louisville this
week resolved that hereafter business
should be spelled "bizness." The as
sociation also resolved to spell another
common word, "tuf," which certainly
looks to the eye a tough way of spell
ing it. Other proposed "reforms" are:
"Enuf," "fether." "mesure." "plesure."
"red." "ruf." "trauf," "thru." "tung."
Only one company issues flywheel
insurance, because only one man can
write it. He i monarch of all his in
spectors survey; his right there is none
to depute, says Leslie's Magazine. Two
years ago he was a professor in a
small engineering college with somo
theories and figures of his own about
His success is largely due to his own
formula, for flywheel insurance is al
most pure mathematics. When a wheel
is revolved at a high enough speed the
centrifugal force exceeds the centri
petal and the wheel flies apart. Solid
cast iron explodes when the speed at
the rim is. roughly, three miles a min
ute. A thick rim explodes just as eas
ily as a thin one of the same material.
WooJ explodes at a greater speed,
jointed iron at a less.
The underwriter allows a rim speed
of a mile a minute, one-third the ex
plosion rate, permits a two-foot pulley
wheel 1G revolutions a second, while it
Keeps a lC-foot flywheel down to two.
A jointed wheel is allowed still less.
The underwriter has only. to name
the number of revolutions he author
izes, and to proportion his premium to
the size of the wheel. The larger the
wheel, of course, the more destructive
Getting Toward thn It Act,
It Is announced that Richard Mans
field will retire from the stage after a
few short tours in. the next three sea
sons. This decision Is declared to have
been dictated by his fear that his
health Is slowly breaking down under
the strain. During the three coming
winters. Mr. Mansfield will act In New
York, Boston, Chicago and Philadel
phia. According to present plans he
will probably play two more engage
ments in cities accustomed to a one
week engagement. The three brief
tours are so mapped out that in each
Instance they will be in farewell.
Next season he will play in New
England. Canada and the northwest,
the second season on the Pacific coast,
and the third season in the south and
the largest cities. Then he will play
in Paris. Besides his present reper
toire of nine plays he will revive 'Cy
rano, and .Macoetn, and will pro
duce two new plays.
Opinions of Richard Mansfield as a
man vary. Opinions of Richard Mans
field, the actor are not divergent, but
as a uiaj he has been represented as
cross-grained, ill-tempered, egotistical.
He has been pictured as willful and
stubborn. He has been described by ,
those who have been brought into close
contact will him as whimsical and
perverse. Some or all of these charg
es may be true, but. whatever may be
the case as to Mansfield the man, there
are few dissenters from the popular
verdict that Mansfield is the foremost
actor of the age. Those who have
seen him cannot fail to be impressed
with his consummate art with the skill
that leaves not the smallest corner un
rounded and that transforms Mansfield
into the character he is depicting.
When one sees Mansfield, whether as
"Cyrano." "Monsieur Beaucaire."
"Beau Brummell," or iu any of the
other roles iu which he appears, it is
the character, and not Mansfield him
self which is in evidence. He actually
sees "Cyrano," and not Mansfield;
"Beaucaire." and not Mansfield; "Beau
Erummel." and not Mansfield. The
personality of the man is lost. Tin
personality of the character he repre
sents will stand out in bold outline.
Mansfield's work will live long after
his retirement from the stagev It will
be a model for future generations. It
is a pattern of finished acting of act
ing that raises the profession to tho
plane, of the high arts.
DAILY SHORT STORY
KING OF THE DROVE.
BERNARD SHAWS WAIL.
uiof a letter sent byiOeorge Iit-r-&'iaw,
the English; critic and
Critic 1 6ay We Have Cured Hint of
Yuuiity, Curiuit" a nil Aiubltlon
" 'Vanity of vanities, ami all is vau
itv ami I've had enough iof it," is the
dramatis t. to a press clipping bureau of
New York city. The supreme egotist
lias at List been beaten at his own
came, unvs the New YorklNews. Here
is how headuii Ids-defeat:
I never want to see n Amertcan paper
again. Yoii have cured me of vanity, of
furiositv. of amliition. You have shown
tne that mlesty anil retirement are sweel
er. easier smd much cheaper than public
ity. 1 tin.l itho average ct.argo for press
clippings islabout $3.74 per Item of news.
There is one paragraph irontalning five
lines of noiinense about nty whiskers, of
which you have sent me A-ores. Now. I
do net blame you for this. 1 tohl you It
would Impjien ftj subscribers 'like me. who
have silly little Jokes copil from paper to
paper throughoirt the states. I, therefore,
confess that I have had eiwuiKh of it. Tlia
day you receive this send me a. final ac
count, erase my name from your books
and never let mo see the name (of the
clipping bureau) affaln.
I wish you well. I forgive you. "Thank
you. U-icss you. And faiwell.
The Human Voice. '
One's surprise nt the fact that no
two persons voices ai perfectly alike
ceases .when one is informed by nn au
thority on the subct Hunt, though
there are only nine perfect tomes in the
human voice, there fe the astounding
number of 17,u02,1S(.V04-M13 different
sounds. Of these fourteen dfc-ect mus
cles produce 1&3S3. and thirty indi
rect muscles product 173.741,SH3, while
all in co-operation pr.xluce tho total
A (irirroni Actor.
Sir Henry Irving one elay met a bro
ken down actor In the Strand. "I nev
er see vou nt tne meater Dow. said
Sir Ifeiiry. the other murmured some
thing alout his III hick and sbabbiness.
"Oh, nonsense; yon come tomorrow
and give your naune at the box office!"
He went, to find two tickets. awaiting
him, with a fifty dollar note.
A Domestic Ilianmnion.
Wife William. I do think our
are tho worst I ever saw. I'm
they elon't get It from me. Husband
(snappishly) W ell, they don't get it
from me. Wife (reflectively) No, Wil
liam; you seem to have all yours yet.
A woman once wrote us
that she was not going to
buy Scott's Emulsion any
more because it cost too
much. Said she could get
some other emulsion for less
money. Penny wise and
pound foolish. Scott's Emul
sion costs more because it is
worth more cos.ts more to
make. We could make
Scott's Emulsion cost less by
using less oil. Could take
less care in making it, too.
If we did, however, Scott's
Emulsion, wouldn't be the
standard preparation of cod
liver oil as it is to-day.
SCOTT & KOWSE, 409 Pearl Street, New Vork.
Busy All the Day
How doth the busy little bee,
Delight to bark and bite,
And gather honey all the day,
And eat it up at night.
Gather a trifle more coal
than your immediate wants
from now to April 1.
Port Byron Lime
Copyright. 1905. by McClure, Phillips & Co.
When the first of the cattlemen came
Into the San Reino valley they Tcund
n drove of wild horses numbering thir
ty. The drove was led by a gray stal
lion whose beauty and lieetness had
been the talk of prospectors, trappers
and Indians for two years.
A Ix'lat'd stiiuevoach over on the
San I.uis road, whore wild horses had
never been seen, was crawling along
one night when out of the darker shad
ows siininir the crav stallion with a
scream of auger and at tucked the lead
era. He bit nud tore and struck. The
stage was whirled Into the ditch and
three passengers badly luirt, und one
of the four horses was so badly used
that he did not live au hour. Herds of
cattle lying tlowu for the night and
chewing the cud of contentment were
routed up anil seut tlylng for miles by
the sudden advent of the gray horse.
Hud men admired him less he would
have been mercilessly hunted down.
As it was they inde plans to take him
euptive. On a certain day and date six
ty riders were stationed nt named
poiuts in the valley, and forty men on
foot guarded certain scrub forests In
which the victim might seek to hide
a hundred determined men in all and
how could a lone horse hope to escape
the net to be drawn around him?
At sunrise the hundred were ready.
For niuety miles east and west, and
fur thirty miles north and south, they
waited for the gray horse. Each
mounted m;:u was to pursue the fugi
tive for five miles only, going at the top
of his speed. Then men on foot were
to lire their ritles and add to tin poor
beast's panic. 1
As if the plaus of meu had been
whispered iu his ear and as if he bade
eiellauce to them and was anxious for
the struggle, the gray horse was at the
lower end of the valley when the sun
rose, lty means of Hags and signal
fires the news was communicated to
all, and the chase began. The wild
horse did not dash away in a panic.
On the contrary, he struck a fruit that
just kept him well ahead of the rider,
and not once in a ruu of fifty miles was
he seen to break that gait. Then he
turned aside into the scrub and was
hunted for for two hours in vain. He
drank and fed and rested, and then he
charged one of his pursuers, tlragged
him for rods in his teeth and resumed
his gallop up the valley.
The niht was turned Into day by a
bright moon, and the plan was to give
the horse no rest. After covering
eighty miles he disappeared as shadows
come and go. and his pursuers had to
go Into camp.
Next morning, as the east was pur
pling, the horse came out of the dark
ravine in which he had rested in safety
and kicked up his heels as a challenge,
Or. that day he exhibited his powers of
speed and endurance as if priding hfm
self upon them. Without a moment's
rest, without a nibble at the sweet
grass or touching his nose to the wa
ters of the many brooks, he galloped a
distance of 31 miles. No pursuing
rider came within pistol shot of him.
At night he again disappeared, and the
opening of the third day saw him as
fresh as ever.
Perhaps the gray horse had reasoned
It out during the hours of darkness
His enemies were too many for him
His drove had lieen killed off, and he
was all alone to contend with the
machinations of man. He might evade
them for a fev days and remain In the
valley where he was born and where
ho knew every foot of the ground, but
In the end he must In; captured.
There was another valley lying ten
miles to the east. The way to It led
through a narrow nud rugged detlle in
the mountains. He had led his drove
through that defile once and caught the
odor of the lwar and the mountain lion
and been made afraid. Now he must
chance It without company, lie trem
bled more at the recollection of that
odor than he dd at sight of man. JAt
tie time was given him for planning.
As soon as he appeared in sight signals
were made and the pursuit taken up.
The gray horse started off with a
burst of speed that elicited cheers of
admiration from the men. They com
pared It to the flight of a cannon ball.
He hail ten miles to go to reach the
pass, and a bird could hardly have
made the distance sooner. The men
had not provided for the fugitive leav
Ing the valley, and there was no one to
oppose him as he wheeled into the pass
and found the broad light of day turn
ed Into twilight
After going a few hundred feet he
halted. His pursuers had seen him make
the pass, and he could hear their shouts
afar off. but he did not like the twi
light. It was uncanny. There was a
lonesomeness about It. Evil spirits
seemed to be brooding In the rugged
and narrow way. It was that or capture,
however, and the gray horse went on.
He heard the water dripping from the
rocky sides. He heard the whine of
coyotes and the growl of a wolf that
had sneaked Into the pass as day broke.
He caught the odor of pine and cedar.
and tried to feel confidence in. himself.4
Half way through the pass 'widened
out, and the sunshine filtered down.
The gray horse paused here to "-listen
for sounds of pursuit. In a tree above
him a mountain lion-lay extended on a
limb. The coming of the horse had
. driven him up there.
There was no snarling, no growling,
no sound of claws against bark to
warn the gray horse. A body, sudden
ly descended on his back, a great;paw
struck him a fatal blow on the head,
and a fierce eyed beast stood with his
paws on the dead horse and growled
defiance at the men who came up the
pass. The life of the gray horse .had
gone out. but he had not submlttedvto
' the thraldom of man. M. QUAD.
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.SmnrtiiiK I tiIer C'ritlrimu.
Hy no means unusual was the de
struction of the Horgluni augels iu the
t'atliedral of St. John the Iivlne by the
sculptor himself while smarting under
the criticism that there were no male
Jerome, the famous French sculotor.
hud been working for weeks, on the clay
model of a group representing Spring.
It had almost reached completion wheu t
the artist became convinced that the
treatment was wrong, wnd Iu a minute
he had beaten the entire group into a
shapeless ma-is of damp clay.
Hogarth destroyed a picture which
had been somewhat severely criticised
by one of his friends, but the most spec
tacular destruction is related of Char
Iran, who for a time had a studio in
New York, lie was visited by the hus
band of an American woman whost'
portrait he was painting. J?o,00) Leing
the agreed price. The husband, while
admitting it to be a splendid work of
art, declared that he could see abs-
lnteiy no likeness to his wife in the pic
ture.! face 1'hartr.in laid down his
brn--.Ii and. tak;:r out I. Is penknife, slit
ti e ("!nv;is into ri!l':is. afrer which he
ln)wel li s ;i;"c r.i. It afterward de
vc!.iped th- t tin !:!-;n wa disparaging
the portrait ine-.-c'y ;:i the h pe of ob
taining : redneti'ni in the price.
ERRORS OF SPEECH.
THERE ARE COAT SHIRTS AND
BUT THERE IS ONLY ONS
INSIST ON THE LABEL IT MEANS
(IIGHTNESS, FITNESS. WHITE
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Common Aliu of (lie VorliM to Get,
to Lay aul to I.l.
The verb to get U one of our much
misused word:. It means to acquire.
win. obtain, and primarily It signifies
the putting forth of effort to attain
something. "insepien;ly it is not only
superfluous, but Incorrect, to speak of
a man as "getting drowned" or "get
ting sick," and you may unfortunately
"have a cold," but it is impossible that
you "have got a cold.' At this mo
ment no exceptions occur to the writer
to the rule that got should never be
ustl in connection with have, which
alone sutlicientJy expresses possession
Say "I have the picture," not "I have
got the picture." "The dog has a
broken leg." not "The dog has gjt
1 he irregular verhs lay and lie are
frequently confounded. Lay N an s;e
tive or transitive verb, and He Is pas
slve or intransitive. We lay things
down or have laid them down, but we
and things lie nt rest. You lie down,
have lain down, will lie down or are
lying down; nhe lay down yesterday
and Is going to lie down this afternoon.
A frequent error is to confound the
past tenses of these verbs. One should
nay, "Mary laid the book on the table
ami lay down herself," but the book
lies on the table.
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"We would not be without Chamber
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