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l)c l)icaj;o iSHaglc PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY HENRY F. DONOVAN. An Independent Xennpaper, Fearle and Truthful. SUBSCRIPTION RATES SZ.00 PER YEAR ADPMM tt COBMOKICATtOI TO HENRY F. UO.NOVAN. Editor tad Proprietor, 604 TEUTONICS DUILDINO, Soulhtilt Corner Wtihtoglon St. tntl Sth At. (Cntjrrd ill th pattoflle, CMengo, Illinois i cottJ.clai tuU uuttrr.) ', LARGEST WEEKLY (IIUON IN CHICAGO. HARRISON'S CAMPAIGN HOT AIR. t Mayor Harrison has delivered Into the literature of the pending campaign a large consignment of his character Ihtlc campaign hot air talk. lie. starts out by saying that the !!' of Chicago will havo Its revenues in creased by a million dollars net year, and adds a lot of airy fancies to the sfitoincnt regarding what tho city is going to do with tho additional reve nue. "With an Inrn-ase of 11 million Col lars In Its revenues," says the Mayor, "the city will be in better position to dlnchargo Its functions In the coming year than It Iiiih biKsn this year. "A million dollars, while not a tre mendous sum, will still go a long way toward providing the pisiplo with some of the necessaries of life. 'While It will not give them any of in- luxuries of municipal life, It will fti.iMt- Hie city administration to keep the departments In good running order and to look after those Improvements that are essential." Tins is plainly a straw thrown up by hu honor to nolo how the wiud blows for next spring's campaign. It is a fcort of prnmiso on the part of tho chief executlvo to do next year with an addition of one million dollars that which has been absolutely neglect "1 by tho city administration for the past live years with fully twelve times the amount mentioned at Its control. Tho people, of Chicago have become t. well accustomed to this sort of "hot nr" on tho part of tho administration to believe now that tho additional mill ion dolhrs next year will find Its way nny place other than tho payroll which ban gobblid up twelve million dollars a ear during tho past five years. Coming down to the present eimpalgn tho Mayor says of course that tho set tlement of tho traction question I the main Issue. Everybody who has given nny atten tion to municipal matters believe now that tho traction question will never Iw settled so long as tho present Mayor Is in n position to hold It In abeyance an campaign thunder. "It Is much easier." said Mr. Harri son, "to stop legislation limn to "-wuro It." Nobody should know tlutt bdter thiui Mayor Harrison, us tin history of his attitude on tho traction question from tlio beginning of Its agitation down to the present day should aniply demon .strato. Mr. Harrison goes out of his wny to taUo n Mug at tho Republicans on tlio subject of campaign assessments. Re garding this matter ho Is thus quoted: "So far as the city Is concerned thi'n' will In no assessment of any kind and never has been since I have boon May or. Democrats might contribute to tho campaign it 9 citizens, ax 1 myself did. hut not as imbllo otllclals." That Is a very tine distinction with out ti difference, and what Is more It has not the virtue of being strictly true. The Eagle knows where It can llnd policemen who claim to have m'oii let ters sent out to their commanding ulll corn ordering a per capita assessment on every man In the force. These orders did not come from the Mayor's olllce, hut they must have home some stamp of authority because the olllcers say they paid up promptly. It Is claimed, too. by these men that the letters con tained a pitstcrlpt with these words: "Hum ihls." Dlher employes of t,ho city In other departments claim to have been regu larly assessed at election times In the past. So this Mug would eem to be sim ply a case of the kettle calling the pot black. As fur the Mayor himself as a con tributor to campaign funds, that sly at tempt to lefuto the Eagle's recent pub lication of his refusal to "pony up" won't go, as several lnlluentlal mem bers ami olllcers of the Democratic State Central Committee can testify. Taken all In all, the Major's cam- pal.-u prouuuclamento Is nothing bet ter than a gratuitous contribution of hot air. SOME PREDICTIONS COMING TRUE. One of our dally contemporaries Is responsible for tho announcement that one of tho most prominent candidates on the Democratic ticket "has served notice on special campaign committee men and other party leaders nt nn ex ecutive meeting In tho Hrlggs House thnt he no longer would tolerate the tactics of the committee, mill If the campaign were not started at once he would Issue 11 statement setting forth the facts as to Democratic delay and bickering and would make the race under the management of his personal friends. The candidate would not bo calmed until assured by parties In au thority that hnrmony between the county ntul campaign committees would be effected nt once 11ml that ac tive work would bo begun by the com inltteo Tuesday." The Kaglo does not mention the can didate's name because It believes to do so might hardly be fair toward him, and ho Is u gentleman eminently do sverlng of fair play. Hut tlin Incident Is such a strong con firmation of tlio predictions and the' warnings uttered by tho Eagle nt the tlmo that Harrison's silk stocking com mittee usurped tlio functions of the Democratic County Central Committee that wo could not ufford to overlook It. Tlio same publication, which, by tho wny, is continued by statements i-on-tiilned In other dallies, goes on to say: "The Information Is that moro than half the candidates on the county ticket nro ready to revolt nnd are holding their wrath only In deference to prom ises which emanate from the City Hall. A committee bus been appointed to bring about Democratic harmony, nnd notices for a general conference have been scut representatives of contesting factions In the Fourth. .Seventh. Nlntljs Eleventh. Nineteenth, Twonty-iixtli, Twenty-seventh, Thirtieth. Thlrty-llrst, Thirty-second and Thirty-third wards. ".Should tho county committee meet ing culled for Monday, after two ad journments, prove fruitless,' however, thero Is every reason to believe that tho county candidates either will make their protests public or will withdraw from tho ticket." Now, this paper has no tight on the Democratic ticket. Thero am many good men on It, among the number several of the Eagle's old and esteemed friends. Hut tlu-.-o gentlemen will remember thnt this Journal warned them of what was likely to occur If Mayor Harrison and tho City Hall pay-roll brigade un dertook to "boss" tho campaign nnd to take Its management out of tjic hands of the regular party organization. Tlio warning was given In a frank nnd straightforward way. Developments are rapidly and surely confirming the prediction. Will matters continue to run on thus to tho close? That Is tho vital question for tho Democratic county candidates. MORE WOE FOR THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. The city Hoard of Education Is Inn ing another strenuous tlmo with its teachers. This tlmo It Is a labor ques tlon as well ns otio of wages that Is in volved. The matter under discussion Is tho action of tho Hoard of Education In making a deduction for Labor Day In tlio teachers' September salaries. Tlio complaint has been brought to tlio at tention of tho federation, nnd applica tion may bo made for a writ of manda mus directing tlio School Hoard to pay tho Hilary. At the meeting of the board held on .Tan. -' last a icportof tho Annuco com mittee was adopted fixing tho opening of tlio fall term for Tuesday, Sept. '-', nnd declaring that compensation for the month of September should begin with the actual opening of tho schools. In Juno Trustee (lallngher Introduced n resolution providing for tlio payment of tho teachers and principals for Labor Day, but it was defeated. There nro 0,000 teachers and 210 principals, and the action of the board means a having of ?2.",000. A year ago tho board did not pay tho teachers for Labor Day, despite their protests. Iteforo last year no de duction had been made. The Hoard of Education Is In no con dition to be generous Just now. It ) bound to be Just first. The teachers are well paid consider ing their hours of woik and tliu num ber of itnxs they work per week all the year round. The Eagle has nlways been of this opinion, and It would now call the intention of the members of the board that a saving of .'.-., HK) might leave that body In 11 position to furnish the poor little pupils of at least some school with filters for their drink ing water. PUBLIC LIBRARY EMPLOYES ARE NOW BEiNO SQUkEZED. It was given out during thu past week that the salaries of employes of the Chicago public library may be cut and the force reduced as the result of an Imcstigatloti of tjie methods of ad ministration begun several days ago by export accountants, employed by the city. The linn recently completed Its Investigation of the City Hall, and Its recommendations for the laying nit of a number of employes In the different dcpaitnients were carried out. A week ago the trustees consented to have the expert accountants inspect the methods In vogue ut the library. A report of the lesults of the Investiga tion will be made to Comptroller Me dium In n few days. It would now seem that In part at least the functions of the city adminis tration are to be delegated to outside parlies by those elected by the people to perform them. Expensive experts nro employed at 11 cost twice as great as flic saving which they claim to make. It Is eerlalnly a matter for serious consideration by the people that every branch of the public service Is being reduced nnd Impaired at the instiga tion nnd Judging from what one can learn largely for the bcncllt of outside experts. It would now seem that the public Miliary is to be the next to suffer. Will there be anything left of the Harrison administration at Its close, anyway? One things that Is certain Is thnt there won't be much of It left the next tlmo the people get 11 crack at It. THE OUTLOOK FOR REPUBLICANS. Pnrtyicaders In Illinois are said to be watching the efforts of Pennsylvania Itepubllcuus to settle the coal strike with keen Interest, for It Is conceded that If the struggle Is prolonged until near election the xotors who have been squeezed by the coal prices will show their resentment at the polls and cause the party In power to lose many close Congressional districts. There hnvo cer tainly been conditions In tho Republi can ranks both here and elsewhere which, under ordinary circumstances, would have made It an uphill Job for the Republicans to -win out. Ah the Kugle has heretofore pointed out, how ever, the Injection of Hnrrlsonlsm nnd City Hall bosslsm Into the light has done much In Chicago nnd Illinois, through Its effects to counteract those of high-priced coal, high-priced food nnd other extraordinary conditions for which the Republicans have been hhuued. MORE ABOUT THE WATER BOTTLE AFFAIR. Health Department officials, In dls cussing the extraordinary conditions now prevailing nt tho public schools In reference to the water supply, have this to say: "The Idea of individual children car rylng bottles of sterilized or distilled water to the class-room Is paltering with n serious matter. It Is a demon strated fact that typhoid fever Is more prevalent In Chicago than it ever was, except In the epidemic years of 1800-01- 02. There wero 104 deaths from typhoid In August, which Is the highest August record ever made by tho dlscaso In tho city's history. In the first six days of September thero wero forty-eight ty phoid deaths; In the first six days of iVugust, twenty-two an Increase of nearly 120 per cent. The Hoard of Edu cation should fnce these alarming con ditions squarely nnd at once. Delay Is dangerous. Tho situation demands Im mediate action." If tho water bottle arrangement Is paltering with n serious matter, what shall bo snld of tho action, or, rather, Inaction, of the city government in full ing to provide nny water supply ut all? Meantime, the record of facts above quoted Is not anything of which tho health authorities of this city can boast about. PRESIDENT SABIN WILL NOT RE SIGN The announcement In tho dnlly press that President John I. Snblu of tlio Chi cngo Telephone Company Is contem plating resigning his position has been mndo without the slightest foundation In fact. The rumors to tills ell'cct havo been put Into circulation by a class of cheap "knockers," who cannot In any way affect tlio standing or tlio business affairs of a man llko Mr. Snblu. It Is tho general Indeed tumultuous veidlct of nil who Know anything concerning tho affairs of great enter prises, such ns tho Chlcngo Telephone Company, that Mr. Snblu Is tho best and most enpnblo man of affairs In America connected with this or any similar institution. Tlie Chicago Telephono Company has grown wimdci fully under his manage ment, and the beneficial effects of his splendid business capacity havo been felt by the business community nnd everybody cNo In Chicago. EAQLET8. Ouco more the famous cjty civil ser vlco system lias been heard from. P. J. Moloney ami Robert dale, in specters in tho employ of the board of examining engineers, filed a protest Thursday against tho civil service ex nmtnallon for Inspectors held Juno 27 Inst. 'J hey allege that ono of the tip pllcanls for tlio examination, Hugh J, dleason, was mndo n marker, and marked their papers, nnd that nn nppll cant named O'Connor, a cousin of dle.t son, was placed third on tlio list of ell glides. Tlio protest bays O'Connor was marked OS for duties mid 00 for expo- rlence, when ho was a bookkeeper without experience ns nn engineer. Jo seph Wels, a milk Inspector, Is said to have been marked HO for duties and t),- for experience, though he was without the latter. Moloney presented his case to the board. Hu said lie had had twenty years' experience as an engineer, nnd had been nn Inspector for three and one-linlf years. His mark, ho said, was fc() for experience. Tlio commission thought the exami nation was fair, and refused to call In outside engineers to pass on the pa pers. Mr. Moloney said he would go Into court and DghlMhc examination. John 1. Hopkins, chairman of the Democratic State committee, and the party leaders who with hltu have been making nn organization tour of the State, run afoul of William J. Bryan In their Itinerary, nnd they left tho rond free to the Nebraska man. Mr. Hop kins nnd his associates were to have held n conference with parly leaders In Centralla Tuesday. After the date had been made word was sent to the Democratic State headquarters by one of the Democratic leadcts In that dis trict that Mr. Itryiin was billed to speak nt Salem, nnd asking that the visit of tlie State chairman be made on some other day. Mr. Hopkins mid his associate, how ever, are doing more thorough and ac tive campaign work Hum could be nc compllslicd by n whole army of spell binders of the caliber of the "Hoy Ora tor of the Platte." Mr. Albert draft', the well-known ce ment and paving contractor, rendered good service during the past week to the cause of organized labor ns well ns to public order by the able and satis factory manner In which he brought the strike of the Cement Finishers' Association to it conclusion. Mr. draff, who Is one of tho best em ployers of labor In Chlcngo mid who pays the very highest schedule of wages to his men, had no trouble with his own employes, hut being nlwnys n sympathizer with union labor, he took a lively Interest In the matters Involved In tho cement finishers' strike. He knew that n strike would natur ally produce trouble ami suffering among the workmen, while at the same tlmo It would produce Injury all nround through Its effect upon public business. Acting upon these Ideas, Mr. draff, having promptly accepted nn appoint ment ns member of thciirhltrntion com mittee, went to work nt once to adjust the differences between the workmen and their employers. The most com plete success crowned his efforts, nnd what threatened to he n serious labor trouble was mainly through his efforts speedily brought to a satisfactory ter mination. Mr. dralt has been receiv ing congratulatory communications from all directions over his useful ser vices to the trade mid the community. If all tho gossip going In political cir cles Is to be taken as 1111 Indication, the Mayor anil his sllk-stocklnged "ad visers" will not lie able to bring about till happy condition upon which they depend for success. Some of the Intter are quoted as recently comparing the campaign commltteo of 1,000 which they are engaged In creating to a roster of tho Clnii-na-aael, which Is under stood to menu that the "silk stockings" are not particularly pleased with the class of men the ward organizations have sent to represent the harmony movement. Moreover, the friends of the candidates arc disturbed over the con ditions In the City Hall which havo mndo gambling one of tho first evils charged against tho city administra tion, nnd they fear thnt while the May or Is calling for nn investigation of the county otllccs this Issue, may bu forced into tho campaign. Chlcngo Evening Post. If tho Irish nnd tho Jews nro to he Jumped upon on account of their na tionality by the City Hall bosses mid their advisory committee, It will bo a pretty hard task to figure out whero the Democratic comity ticket Is going to get off nt. And yet no other deduction, however, can be drawn from tho attack upon tho dhcttn and tho sneer at the Clnii-na-dael, perpetrated by the Harri son ndmlulstrntlou nnd the Harrison advisory committee. W. W. Wenro. Republican candidate for Jlepresentatlvo In tho Nineteenth District, Is ono of the ablest men on tho entire ticket. He should ho elected nnd undoubtedly will ho by n most substantial majority. A. C. Clark, tho Republican candidate for State Senator In thu Thirteenth Sen atorial Dlsttlet, Is a man upon whom tho people can depend for able and hon est representation In thu next Legisla ture. Adam Wolf will run nhend of his tick et In the coming election. Mr. Wolf Is one of the Republican nominees for tho Hoard of County Assessors. Personally nnd politically Mr. Wolf Is a strong nnd popular gentleman, nnd In naming him for re-election to tho olllco which he has filled so acceptably the Republican mnnngers have shown that they are wise. George W. Dixon, tho Republican candidate for Statu Senator In the First Sonntorlal District, Is a gentleman about xvhoso election there is not tho smallest doubt. Mr. Dlxou Is a Chicago product, box ing been lmru and raised In this city. Ho Is 11 member of n family which Is highly esteemed and honored In tho city of Chicago and which needs no Introduction to its people. Mr. Dixon Is the f.011 of former Alder mnn Arthur Dixon, ono of tlio ablest nnd most public-spirited gentlemen who over sat as u member of tho legis lative wing of tho city government Ills brother, Mr, Thomas ,T, Dixon, is nt present the capable nnd trusted rej resentatlvo of the Second Ward In tho Olty Council, nnd xvhoso record Is ul- solutely (lawless, Mr, George W. Dix on Is ti mnn of tho highest business abilities, qualified In every wny to glvo the people of tho First Senatorial Dis trict tlie very best representation In tho upper chamber of the Stnto Legislature. Adam Wolf should be triumphantly re-elected member of the County Hoard of Assessors. Mr. Wolf Is 11 standi Re publican, but ns mi olllclat he has al ways acted in tho Interest of nil the people. In addition to polling his full party vote, Mr. Wolf will be also sup ported by thousands of Democrats, Voters of all parties will unite In supporting Hon. Edwin K. Walker for re-election to the County Hoard. His record Is without a blemish. Frederick DiilYv. who Is riiiiiilnir on the Independent Republican ticket for iioprcscntntlvc In the Twenty-seventh Senatorial District, should be elected. Mr. Dllffv Is 11 siifo. miservntlvn unit honorable man, nnd one who could give tho citizens of the district honest nnd capable representation. Wlllnrd McEwen's election to the Ju- dlclnl bench Is assured. He Is n man of great ability, and has tlio esteem of all good citizens. Alderman John F. smulskl would made an Ideal City Attorney. He can be nominated and elected to that olllce on the Republican ticket, and If his party Is wise It will mime hltu for It. William II. Weber, Republican candi date for re-election to the Hoatd of County Assessors, Is one of thu most popular men on the ticket. As a mem ber of the Hoard of Assessors he has rendered splendid services to the tax payers nnd to tho public In general. He Is one of the most honest, capable mid courteous public otllclals ever elected to olllce In Cook County. Mr. Weber deserves the support of nil good citizens, Irrespective of patty. Enthusiastic Republicans have swell ed the list of presents to bo distributed among tlie women at the opening meet ing of the campaign nt Hans Solid Park to 2,000 separate nnd distinct packages, More than 100,000 tickets hnvo been Issued nnd the interest manifested in the monster demonstration has proved n surprise to the most sanguine of the Hyde Park Republicans who have the arrangements In charge. Mayor Rose of Milwaukee began his campaign as Democratic candidate for Governor of Wisconsin by making live speeches Wednesday. non. M. E. Hunt will be re-elected to the Legislature without trouble. He will get every Democratic vote In his district and a good share of the Repub lican vote also. He has an excellent record as an official, a lawyer and a citizen, and the people have the utmost confidence In him. Hon. John Powers will carry tho Sev enteenth Senatorial District by a plu rality that will make the members of the Legislative Voters' League wonder where "they nro at." Hon. Philip Knopf has made n most excellent record during two terms as County Clerk and covering n space of eight years. His candidacy for the of fice of Congressman Is looked upon with favor by all lovers of good gov ernment and people who are anxious to see reliable, conscientious men of high standing and good character In public otllccs of great responsibility, such ns that of Congressman. Mr. Knopf Is a Republican of the stalwart stripe, n careful and close student of public af fairs, and a man who will make a most excellent member of tho national legis lature nt a time when the Interests of tho country demand the very best men on guard. "Who would you rather be, if you were not yourself'" litis long been a fascinating question. Thero havo been many clover answers to It, tho hap piest, perhaps? being Mr, Choato's "Mrs. Choato's second husband!" It remained for 11 wlso mid brilliant Frenchman to select and adjust ns his choice a varied career. "Who would I rather be, if I were not myself? Till thirty, n woman; till sixty, a soldier; till eighty, a card I mil I" Tho most strik ing chnractcristlvo of thnt choice Is Its Intuition In regard to tho happiness of young womanhood. In overy sta tion of llfo tho young maiden has Joys far beyond thoso of tho men, or of the older women of her class. Lot her. ho as unselfish ns sho may be, sho yet retains n certain romantic hold upon the fealty of tho raco. Her personal charms may enhanco tho homage, hut they do not ereato It. Lack of beauty or brains may' lessen tho tribute, hut they can not prevent It. Llko tho wo men of all times, our modern young woman finds keen satisfaction In her power. Is it not also true that she realizes moro clearly than her box has over boforo realized that prlvllego al ways Involves responsibility that no blcsso oblige? A story is told of a xvJso mother, who, when her smnll sou announced his Intention of running away from home hecauso something hud vexed him, mot tlio announcement with calm acquies cence. Sho packed n small bundlo for him to tako nway, suggested tho next town ns a good plnco to stay for tho night, mid added: "Of courso, Harry, if you really want to go, you may; hut you don't know how much I shall miss you." Tho youngster picked up Ills bundle, wont slowly down tho path to tho front gate, opened It, then turned and ran for tho house, whero ho flung his nrniB about his mother's neck and burst Into tears. Tho treatment was not needed again. If that mother bad mot tho boy's plan with tears, re proaches, nnger, or punishment, the chances aro that sho would cither havo had a spoiled child on her hands, or awakened somo morning a fow years later to find that her bon had really run away. Tlio senso of freedom Is a most vnlunblo asset In dealing with Young America. Tho child who is v .!.-!' ' IIHPjffiSllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllH t 7?" BVaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiB II.1111111111111111111H.1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111H JIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIH ,!fliiVHiiiiii ' 'HiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHr riH ' iiiiv hhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiih 'IK;. "'iiiiiiiiiiiiH 1 i''mllHIK.., ' iiiiiiiiiiiil , ' H , v,vjiU, Nit.'' iPiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiH ivViiiHfcr-.. ii- i( -f1iBtiiV'l ' ' 7'lllllllllHr ' l ' ' IIIIIIIIIIIH "4ik " n9" ' " TBsHBiiiiiiiiiiiiiHP ----------------------------H Mt'WmSmmmm " I ;IIIIIIIIIIH '?wiiEBHLt:Fv l-tffllllllllllllH m pPL Jt BP j4H HON. ALBERT GRAFF. The Well-Known Cemtnt and Paving Contractor, Through Whose Good Services the Cement Flnlthors' Strike Wat Amicably Settled Latt Week. continually thwarted In unimportant things gets In the habit of lighting for xvhnt ho thinks are his rights, whether he Is Justllled In the assumption or not. There nre some children who arc brought up on the principle thnt It Is equally heinous to tell n He, to come Into tho house without wiping one's feet, nnd to fall In a lesson. Such chil dren arc apt to develop a somewhat crooked moral perspective, which does not not always get straightened out In years to come. Tho boy who fig ures In the above story had read of runnways, and formed a not very defi nite Idea of tho freedom and peace which such a course entails. He had not thought about tho other aspect of It at all. Ills mother brought him face to fuco with the realities and let him choose for himself, at the same tlmo In dicating clearly what she thought It wus best for htm to do.' It did not take long for him to discover that she was wiser than he. Modern philanthropy Is teaching us many lessons, and none more Important than a greater facility In putting our selves In the place of another. The likeness of one man to nnother Is even moro remarkable than his unllkeness although that Is ono of tho most ex traordinary facts In this wonderful world. In fact, many mi apparent dif ference 'becomes n similarity when viewed moro closely. For example, we have long been accustomed to think that tho poor and Ignorant love n crowd, and hate thnt solitude which Is the choicest pleasuro and Indeed tho necessity of the cultivated man. The clever boy of the slum cannot be In duced to enjoy tho modern bathroom, with its big, wiilto tub full of clean water, becnuso "It's awful lonesome." Shut tho shrewd child up to a quiet hour with a book and his own thoughts, and ho becomes a .wretched, homesick prisoner. But Is he so different from his moro fortunate neighbor, who loves "Just thinking?" "What do you tlnd to tnlk .iibout all day?" said nn Amer ican lady to her Indian servant In Bom bay. "I simply can't bear such a chat ter outside my door from morning till night." "I am sorry to disturb thu mem-snhlb," replied tho handsome, In telligent fellow, "but If I did not tnlk, I should never know anything. Tho mem-sahlb reads books and writes let ters and looks nt pictures. I can only talk, nnd It Is needful not to bo Iguo rnut." 80 with tho uneducated man tho world over; books, letters, pictures, reflection That' Inward cyo Which Is tho bliss of solltudo- nll tbeso are comprised for him In hu mnn companionship. It would bo exile for n cultivated man to bo cut off from them. No wonder that to tho Ignoruut a tcrropworso than thnt of cold or hun ger Is tho dread of "being lonesome." A poet ouco wrote,' although uot In verse, "I wonder It It Is on tho surfneo that wo all differ, and whether If xvo get In among tho Intricacies of tho mind wo nro all tho same. As If xvo all lived around a mountain, und xvo tnko each other in through labyrluthlno passages, dim vaults, hollow spaces of shadow; nnd suddenly tho open heart of tho mountain, lighted up mid full of music! 'This Is my heart!' 'Why, this, too, is mine!' for tho center was com mon to all." For months a laughing boy has been tho bono of contention In a famous Now York law suit. A husband nnd wlfo had parted. They vlowed each other ns strangers across a trial tablo In a court room. Thero was no doubt about their lovo for tho boy. It was puro gold. It should have raado a wo man moro tolerant, a man moro forgiv ing. Happy married folks can't un derstand how tho mothers and fath ers of children can over sepnrato and learn to hate. In this caso there was a great deal of money on ono Bide. It meant lino clothing for baby, and nurses, rich food, carrlago drives and costly toys. Some day It would mean a yacht, a valot, a prlvato car all of tho things that can bo had for raonoy. On tho other side tlio mother's-there was much love and very little money. It was posslblo that her son would bo compelled to xvork some day, and that ho would ho denied all sorts of comforts and luxuries that go with great incomes. Whnt a problem for tho Judgol This Judge, xvhoso uamo Is Illckcy, has some strango Ideas. He thinks that when maniod folks are foolish enough to break ,up a relation that should mean peaco and content ment, it Is the business of the court to place tho welfare of the children above every other condition. That doesn't menu money always. Listen to the modern Solomon: "Tho boy needs the personal attention nnd the loving care of his mother more than he needs the money of his father, If the father has the affection for the child he pro fesses ho will see that his boy is clothed nnd fed wherever he Is." In other words, u mother Is closer to her children than a father, mid, for once, tho law has recognized It. Tho Idea of the superior claim of a father to his children has received an official set back. Whero no question of morals Is Involved nnd when lovo nnd money are antagonists, Justice should throw her inlluenco on tho side of hearts as against gold. Hecauso it Is best for the 'children. Tills Is a story for boys. It Is uot exactly "a Sunday school story," but It has the right sort of good ring to It Just the same. Frank Provost, of To ledo, Ohio, drives a delivery wagon. He Is n pleasant nnd accommodating lad and when nn old gentleman asked It ho could rldo about tho city with him, Frank readily assented. After nn hour's drlvo tho stranger asked Frank to go to a saloon and havo 11 drink. The boy declined, saying ho never drank. Tho old man asked If he chewed tobacco and upon receiving a reply In the ncgatlvo offered the boy a cigar, which ho also declined. That Is the first chapter. The old man who rode with tho delivery boy was that eccentric millionaire, Mr. Illgglnson, of Ban Francisco. Illgglnson, wherever he goes, Is looking for boys llko. Frank Provost. Before leaving Toledo the millionaire xvent to Frank and present ed him with 12,100 In bank notes, which the boy will use to start In business for himself. The moral Is plain. It pays to be pleasant and accommodating, even to strangers. It pays to havo a good moral character. You may not be asked to glvo, a millionaire In disguise n lift. And again, you may, for'lllggln son Is nlways on his travels and always on tho lookout fof boys. But whether you meet Illgglnson or not, there are others on the lookout. Remember bow Diogenes xvent about tho streets ot Athens looking for a man? Well, tho world Is looking for a mnn. And tho world usually finds tho man It Is look ing for in a boy. You may not get f2,100 all In a lump by being the right sort ot a boy, but tho world will 'be glad to glvo It to you sooner or later. Tho turtlo never worries. lie lives, It is snld, in somo parts ot tho earth for a thousand years, or very nearly that long, and maybe lougcr. That may bo a good thing for the turtle. Ills only discovered purpose Is to con tlntio to exist. But animals that wor ry live moro In a mlnuto than tho tur tlo does In his thousand years. "Worry kills," they Bay, It it does, It Is sim ply because it stimulates tho qualities which aro lite, and In tho degrco that there Is stimulation there Is wearing out, which Is death, But what man would wnut to llvo the llfo of a tur tlo? If there bo any, ho has nothing In him that anybody can respect There Is nothing in him that ho can respect himself. Ho might tolerato himself. Ho could tolerato anything. Toleration would bo his groat graft. You could spit on him, nnd ho would smllo back. You can kick him, and ho xvould draw moro closely within himself mid say nothing. All ho wants Is to live. But tho successful mau wants to worry and ho docs. Worry Is the best expression of mental activity. It Is tho reflection of dissatisfaction of one's shortcom ings or conditions. It Is tho urst In centive to Improvement. It Is tho first step toward rcsolvo and effort Wor rying over tiifles Is foolish. Worrying other people xvlth your worries Is per nicious. You can mako llfo miserable for yourself xvlth tho ono, and for ev erybody who kuows you with tho other. Tho man who novcr worries is noth ing but an existence, unsatisfactory to himself and disgusting to others. Don't worry over worry. You need it Tno Immigration figures for tho fiscal year 1002 aro suggestive. Tho total was 048,743. That was 3 per cent moro than In 1001, 45 per cent moro than In 1000, 208 per ccut moro than In 1890 and 283 per cent moro than lu 1808. A Now Jersey Inventor has produced a fuel which ho calls "coalite," that can bo sold for $1 a ton. As Its principal Ingredient Is coal dust, It may bo that It will give tho coal barons a now way to turn an honest penny Instead of driving them out of busluess.