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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.

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