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January 10, 19.M.
The Illustrated Bee. Published Wo. kly by The Iten Publishing Company, Dee HulkiiiiK, Oinahu, Nth. Price, 5c Per Copy 1'it Year, $2.00. ICntercd at the Omaha I'ostoflle ns Sci'ond Class Mall Mutter. I'or Advertising Halts A'hlrffs Pub lsh r. THE ILLUSTRATED IlLE. A Fishing Trip Communications rlatirfr In ph .tf i?r;iphM or nrtlr'es for 1 1 1 1 i -. 1 1 1 r n should b i d drcMHi'd, "Kdlior lllnytr uhI He, finish i." Pen and Picture Pointers Dm AtilLM) ftt'VI.'im. TIIL'fl. in 1 1 1 c- rii iiik it.'.'.ii!!'- miiiiiiiii'4 of the l)ep rtmi nt of 1 hr Mis souri, Is one of the vi'vy best lypis of the. American soldier and Ameri can dfflccr. Horn In Pi nnsylvanla on March C, 1M",, lie enlisted ok n private of Volunteer In the Sixth Pennsylvania cav Hlry on October 12, l;i when but 18 years of ngo. Between the dnte of hi crillKt n.crit and the tlmo of his muster out on September 30, 114, he was private, cor Itoral, sergeant nnd first lieutenant of the Bixlh Pennsylvania rivalry, General Vint entered the permanent establishment as a private In the general mounted ser vice. In Febrtia ry, 18tT, at:d on November H of the wmr ye:ir he was appointed a Re-ond Ileut. nant of the Fourth ortvalry. In May of the following 'ar he was pro moted to a first lieutenant, y and n April 21 he wnn inado n captain. He received Ms majority oi the Tenth cavalry twenty years Inter on May C, 1S.J. He was made a Peutcniiiit colonel of the Sixth ravulry on April 8, 1), und a colonel on February XT. ISM, receiving his star on June , 190A TIiIm In an epitome of Hrlgudier General WInt's military record, but that record fals far nhort of tellinir the netlve career whlrh this splendid soldier bun had slneo lie irilcred the army as u private at tho go of IS. $ Theodore J. Whit during tln civil war participate I in the Penlrisul lr campaign nnd participated In the steal battles of Antletam nnd Fredericksburg. Ifo wai with thn regular cavalry brigade In 1W2, pnrtlcli allng In Btoneman's raid nnd ths xklrmlsh lit I'everly Ford In istill. Ho was with the Army of the Potomac, wan with Bhorlclan In Ms mid, wast nt fold Harl-or, Trevllllaa Station and BmUhfleU In Ufl:-W. As a young imin bo showed s"hUerly qiul Itlcn of a very high order, wh'ch were tikei advantage of by Mr r upeilor . At the clo-e. of the civil war he Joined the Foutth cavalry, the colonrl of wh'.-'h was General HonulJ H. MacKenrle, one of tho most noted soldiers In tho ronrular army. Mac Krm'e won iclc td by tho War d'pir'.m n. to do all kinds of hucirdo.is duty. Indian oirttircnkn were must frequent and Wlnt, then a young; officer, w in M iclvenzln's right hund man. The Fourth cavalry served fa tho Indian Territory, having I rations at Kort Hill, Fort Heno nnd Fort Klllolt. At Reno General Wlnt rnrllc'patel In tho fight between thi Comanche and Klowna and the regulir troors. He nrved In Texan along the Rio Clrande nnd par ticipated In the battlen with the Klcka poos. He participated In two rulda Inti Mexico, the last raid In 1878. nearly pre rlpitatlnc war between Mexico and tho United Statra. Cleneral Wlnt aln.i nerved In the campalums nitalr.pt the Klnux and Clieyennen In Wyomlntr nnd wn nrtlvely enKnfred In the battle of HIk IIoIp, where tho Cheyenne nation wan nearly wiped out. After that ho nerved In the UncompaRhre region of Colorado, K"Iiik Hgal'mt the Un compnphre ITtes In. 1KS9-S1, durltiR which tlmo he wae In command of part of tho rciment. This Indian aervlce made him available for more arduous military duty, belli trannfentd from the north went to Arizona and New Mexico, where he waged war analnnt tho Apaches. His troop wan at one time atalloned at Fort Leavenworth, where (leneral Wlnt was Inxtructor of cav alry practice In ltl nnd W. Ve'we 'SSt and 1X88 he nnw much nervlco In Cvllfnrnla and at Fort Wull.i Walla In W ishlr.Mon, where be continued up to tho time of re celvlnK hla majority. Those who know GenernlWInt beat and those who have served with him longest do not hesitate to pay that Ilrlgadler Orn erel Wlnt la a rematkahly splendid odlcer. He In an expert shot nnd a beautiful wri er, hut a stern disciplinarian, easily accessible, however, to everyone. In 1S7S he married Miss, Itut!tn, a sister of Colonel Hullln of the f'ajr department. He has no children. For the past three years CJoi-.ernl Wlnt has loen In the Philippines, from which he will sail very shortly to assume command of C Peoartment of the Missouri. He will retire In 1909. mo Btroinvhurg Mandolin club Is made no of the alrla and boys who were graduated from the Stromsburg High school In the rhiFS of 1(3. It Is worthy of note that tho club Includes the entire graduating clns. Mrs. J. A. Frawley organised and tra'uel the club, which riudo its first public ap pearance on commencement day last June, but It has been very busy since, as Its popularity has grown steadily. The fol lowing make tip the club: Adel I'.ergyr. n. Leonard Erlckson, Pnna H. Little, Lviile KickelU Murguret Norman, llylder I?Vd berg, Amanda Johnson, Wab'.e K kb y, Hannah Jones. Viola Parker. Carrie Gtace Krawley, Mamie Anderson, Kdna C:laa aud Jlra. J. A. Krawley. I Ioiti; J. WINT, who will rnrly (CopyHght. 1904, by M. Walter Dunne.) ARI8 was blockaded, desolate, fam lnhed. The Kjiarrowa were few, and anything that was to be had JjjTJO wan good to eat iMiiiiiil On a brieht mnrninr In Jininn Mr. Morlasot. a watchmaker by trade, but Idler through clrcuma;ances, was walking along the boulevard, sad, hungry, with hla hands In th pocketa of his uniform trou sers, when he came face to fuee with a brother-In arms whom lie recognised as an old-time friend. He fore the war Morissot could be Been at daybreak every fcunday trudg.ng uloug with a cane In one hand and a tin box on bis back. He would take the train to Colombia and walk from there to the li e of durante, where he would hah until dark. It was there he had met Mr. 8auvige, who kept a little notion stole In the Hue Notre lhime de Loretle, a Jovial fellow and passionately fond of tisoing l.ke himself. A warm friendship had spiung up between ll.ise two and they wou.d la h cldo hy side u.l duy, very often wlliiout. naylng a word. Some days when everything looked fresh and new und the bauuful cprlng suu glad dened every lieart Mr. Morlasol wouid ex claim: "How beautiful," and Mr. Sauvaga would Bnswcr: "Tlieia Is nothing to equal It." 'ihen again on a fall evening, when the glorious setting sun, spreading its golden mantle on the alieady tinted leave j, would throw strange ahadowa around the two ti'ienda, Bauvage would say: "What a grund picture." "It beats the boulevard," would answer Morlasot. But they understood each other quite aa well without apeaklng. The two friends had gieeted each other warmly and had resumed their walk aide by side, both thinking deeply of the past and present events. They entered a cafe, and when a glass of absinthe had been placed helore each Bauvage sighed: "What terrible events, my iriend." "And what weather," said Morissot aaaly. "This la tiie first nice day we have had this yoar. Do you remember our tUhiug excur. sions?" "Do II Alas; when shall we go again?" After a second absinthe they emciged from the cafe, feeling rather dltzy that light-headed effect which alcohol has on au empty stomach. Tho balmy air had made Hauvaga exuberant and he exclaimed: "8uppoee we go!" "Where r 'Fishing." "Fishing! Where?" "To our old spot, to Colombca. Tho French soldiers me stationed near there and J know Colonel Dumouhn will give us a. "It's a go; I am with you." An hour after, having supplied themselves with their lishlng tackle, they arrived at the colonel's villa. He hud smiled at their request und hud given them a pass in dua form. At about 11 o'clock they reached the ad vance guurd, and ufter presenting their puss, walked through Colombes und found themselves very near their destination. Argentcull, across the way, und the great plains towuid Nanterre were ull deserted. Solitary tho hills of Urgemont and Suunols rose clearly above the plains; a splendid point of observation. "Sec." suid Sauvage, pointing to the hills, "the l'russiuns are there." Prussians! They had never seen one, but they knew thut they were ull around Purls, Invisible uud powerful; plundering, devas tating and Blaughlcring. To their super stitious terror they added a deep hatred for this unknown and victorious people. "Whut if we should meet some?" said Morissot. "We would ask them to Join us," said Bauvage. in true Parisian style, fitill they hesitated to advance. The rilenc? frightened them. Finally Sauvugc picked up courage. "Come, let us go on cau tiously." They proceedel slowly, hiding behind bushes, lo ik Ing anxiously on every tide, II-tei:lng .to every sjuni. A bi'.re strip of land had to b crosHed before reach ing tho river. They stirlel to ran. At last they reached the bank and ank Into the bushes, breathless, but relieved. Morlsaot thought he heard some one walking. He listened attentively, but no. he heard no sound. They were indeed alone. The little Inland shielded them from view. The house where the restaurant uned to be seemed deserted. Feeling reassured, thty cc tiled themselves for a good day's spot t. Sauvage caught the first fish. Morissot the second. And every minute they would bring one out, which they would place In a net at their feet. It waa Indeed miraculous. They felt that supreme Joy which one feels after having been deprived for months of a pleasant pastime. They had forgotten everything; even tho war. Suddenly they heard a rumbling sound and the earth shook beneath them. It was the cannon on Mont Vallerien. Morissot locked up and saw a trail of smoke, which was Instantly followed by another explo sion. Then they followed In quick succes sion. "They are at it again." aald Bauvage, shrugging hl shoulders. Morissot, who Waa naturally ptaceful, felt a sudden uncon trollable anger. "Btupid fools. What pleasure can they find In killing each other." "They are worse than brutes." "It will always te thus as long as we have governments." "Well, such Is life." "You mean death." Bald Morlasot. laugh ing. They continued to discuss the different political problems, while the cannon on Mont Valerlen sent death and desolation among the Freuch. , Buddtnly they started. They had heard a step behind them. They turned and beheld four big men In dark uniforms, with guns pointed right at them. Their fishing lines dropped out of their hands and floated away with tho current In a few minute the Prussian soldiers had bound them, cast them into a boat and rowed across the river to the Islund which our friends had thought deserted. They soon found out their mistake when they reached the house, behind which stood a score or more of soldiers. A big burly offi cer, seated astride a chair, smoking an im menre pipe, addressed them In excellent French : "Well, gentlemen, have you made a good haul?" Just then u soldier deposited at his feet the net full of fish which he had taken good care to take along with him. The offi cer smiled and said: "I see you have done pretty well; but let us change the subject. You are evidently ent to spy upon me. You pretended to fish so aa to put me off the scent, but I am not so simple. I have caught you and shall havo you shot. I am sorry, but war is war. As you passed the advance guard you cer tainly must have the puss word; give it to me. and 1 will net you free." The two friends stood side by Bide, pale and slightly trembling, but they answered nothing. "No one will ever know. You will go back home quietly and the secret will disappear with you. If you refuse. It Is Instant death! Choose!" They remained motionless; silent. The Prussian ofllcer calmly pointed to the river. "In five minutes you will be at the bottom of this river! Surely you have a family, friends waiting for you?" Still they kept silent. Tho cannon rumbled Incessantly. The officer gave orders In his own tongue, then moved his chair away from the prisoners. A squad of men ad vanced within twenty feet of them, ready for command. "I clvo you one minute; not a second more!" Suddenly approaching the two Frenchmen he took Morissot aside nnd whispered: "Quick; the password. Your friend will not know; he will think I have changed my luind." Morissot said nothing. Then taking Sauvage utlue no usked him. the fcunie thing, but hi ulso was silent. Tho officer gave further order und the -nen leveled their guns. At that moment Moris sot's eyes rested on the net full of llsh lying in the grass u few feet away. The sight made liim feel faint and, though he struggled against it, his eyes filled with, tears. Then turning to his friend: "Farewell! M. Sauvuge!" "Farewell! M. Morissot!" They stood for a minute, hand In hand, trembling with emotion which they were unable to control. "Fire!" commanded the officer. The squad of men fired its one. Bauvage fell straight on his face. Morissot, who was tuller, swayed, pivoted and fell across his friend's body, his face to the sky; while blood flowed freely from the wound In his breast. The ofllcer gave further orders and his men disappeared. They came back presently with ropes and stones, which they tied to the feet of the two friends, and four of them carried them to the edge of the river. They swung them and threw them in as far us they could. The bodies weighted by stones sank Immediately. A splash, a few ripples und the water resumed Its usual calmness. The only thing to be seen was a little blood floating on the sur face. The officer calmly retraced his steps toward the house muttering: "The fish will get even now." He perceived tho net full of fish, picked it up. smiled, and called: "AVilholm!" A soldier In a white apron approached. The officer handed him tho fish, saying: "Fry these little things while they are atfll alive. They will make a delicious meal." And having resumed his position on the chair, he puffed away at his pipe. Selec tion from the first complete edition in Krg llsh of the works of Guy de Maupassant. Published by M. Walter Dunne, New York. His Dream The professor had a dream. He thought he was the editor of a New York paper and was showing a visitor around the ofllce. "This la the editorial room," he said, opening the door of a huge apartment and ushering the caller Inside. "The gentlemen you see at work here are all KngUshmen." "Hoot, mon!" exclaimed the bearded giant at one of the desks. "1 am not. I'm frae Glasgow." "Nayther am I," spoke up another. "I'm a Tlpperary man, begobs!" "Not on your life!" protested a third. "I'm a Canuck." "May the devil tyke you!" growled a fourth. "I am an Austryllan!" "Great Scott, gentlemen!" said the pro fessor. "If you nre not Englishmen, every one of you, all the same, what in the name of Joe Chamberlain are you?" Here they rose to their feet and advanced upon him threateningly, and to save him self the professor awoke. Chicago Tribune, It Surprised Her "Ya-as-aw-weally, donoheknow," confided Mr. T. Ithertng Uoogs to Miss Keenun. "my doctah confesses uw that ho Is ducedly puzzled, doneheknow, about my case." "What puzzles him?" she asked. "Why aw, haw haw! he says he'll be demmed, weally, If he can decide whethah I have the bwuln fag, doneheknow, or only think I have It." , "You don't say!" "Hut I do, weally 'pon honah. Fact, I assuah you. Deuccdly funny aw, haw, haw! Eh?" "Funny? I should say so. Why, I don't see how on earth you could even think you had it." Judge. Kace Suicide Not Likely it Is absurd for President Roosevelt to disturb his busy mind with the subject of race suicide. We have citizens like Charles Rltter of Bristol Pike a man of "0 years whose wife (ugtl 60 years) has Just presented to him as a matter of New Year's rejoicing a pair of bouncing hoys. It is undeniable that the climate of this vicinity Is peculiarly favorable to twins, but the four healthy children born to a mlddled-aged Iowa couple suggest that the country al large is in no danger of depopulation. Philadelphia Record.