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1'nblLhsd 11 TBS TMIICNK fMIHTINU CO. At II. KKAULK. Mnln Editor. JIONTQOilEllY. i i 1HSS0UM. VIRTUE'S REWARDS. 'The baby lhat'a (ood Ilea all lit)' long, To) Inn war with hll ton, And no one linden to croon blm a eon Or letien Ma little woeej 'The baby that'a (ood neglected tin Where th tun thlnee Into hit blinking eyea And the Dlra trot orrr hla nose. The baby that aqualla alt day, all ntaht, ta "mother aweet, precloue pet;" .She fondlee and rocke him lth all htr might. And leavee everithlna; else unset! 'The baby that only knona how to enuill la dandled and pampered and alwaya gets all The care that there la to ml. The man who quietly tall axny, With never a plaint nor a ata;h, Just doing hla beet day after day. With hopea of lbs llyand-Ily, Who merely accepta what the world ac corda, Ilecelvea but few of the awret rewards Kor which the aucceaaful try. 'The man who demanda the beat thera la. Who asks at the pooreat may Thouah othera hat ttronrrl' clalma than hla. Takta the falreat itlfta a wop The man who aika may have little worth Hut ha Kelt the beat that there la on earth, for raying hla little aay. 8. E. Klaer, In Chicago ltrcord-IIrrald. HIS LUCKY "HUNCH." Italph Holme, express messenger 'on a fait night train running from Chicago to Peoria, hail discharged liii duties in the methodical way that comet with experience mid familiar ity villi one' daily routine of work, ami tank into an easy chair with a ride of JiU mile yet before liim, and nothing to occupy his attention lint liil own thoughts, tlic rtimbllug of the wheels and an occasional note of warning from the engine. Thought! tame thick and fan nt Mich timet, and to It not with llalpli Holmci. The cvcnlt of the four year incc he win thrown upon his own rciourcci passed him in review a n panorama. On the Ion;;, tedious "rum" he had tiftcn been absorbed in a reverie of tills tort, hut in this lintnncc there were new and perplexing prohlcint confronting him. lie had always found much that wat gratifying in one of thcic quiet Invoices of lit few successes in life, ami, while he felt none the leu plcaitirc on this occa sion than on other, he found little in reminiscence to encourage him In certain of hit desires. In all of these coiiimiiniout with hit own thoughts- there wat one cen tral figure, and that a dear little woman, patient and loving, her hair made silvery nml her form Ik nt by the 0 year of worldly struggle. It -wot Ralph Holmes' mother, and well he renumbered the night of hit grad uation from high school when the came tottering to thcttnge when the exercise were over, threw her armt about hit neck and wept tears of joy. It wat a glad event for Italph, for he had closed hit school carter with honors, hut it was of vastly more mo ment to the little old woman who proudly embraced him, for the joy which the diploma brought both of tlum represented yenrof toil and sac riflcc on hir part, Italph was a sen sible youth and not unmindful of the aid his mother had given him, often at the c.pcusc of her own health and -comfort. He, too. recalled an this night, at often before, the asiiiring wordt he gave his mother before leav ing home some months after his grad uation. "You have given me a start, mom mcr," he had said, "that many a boy in better circumstances might he glad to have, and I hope you'll live to tee me prove that 1 deserved a fair .ttart." Then, at the train sped on, Italph recalled hit entrance to one of the great medical schools of the city and the diflicultiet he encountered during the first year because of hit limited meant. Though he had been forced to study from the books of classmate and wait on the table at a restaurant for hit own board, hi letters to the little mother at Jiottte were alwayt cheerful and full of hope, containing as little at possiblo of the darker lido of his college life. Then, during the summer vacation, he had by a stroke of good fortune secured the position of express messenger. Italph confi dently expected never to experience a happier day than when he made hit filet "run," for if he could but hold hit place it would relieve him of the anxiety that the expense ut his med ical education had caused him. To be sure, he had held the posi tion and it had more than paid his own expense. It pleased him to note in addition that he had been able to send a little money home to his mother. The two trips a week the y ear round had interfered to no small extent with his attendance at school, but he had been as faithful at hit cir cumstance would permit, and it teemed to Italph, at he tat there mut ing, that the faculty must have known lomcthlng of his struggle and helped him along. Then, too, he had been deprived of the regular hourt for study which the other students had, hut he had improved all his spare time. Night after night he had sat in that same old chair in the express car when Jii work was over and "crammed" until the whistle blew for l'coria. More than this, hit dingy room in the Itailroad hotel there had been a favorite place for study when he turned in after the long "run" for a few hours' sleep. The precious sleep had oftentimes been sacrificed that he might make good recitations at col lege the following day. But all this wat in the past. Thlt particular night found him a senior, and within a few weeks of hit gradu ation the culmination of hit own great cITort. In these closing day of his college career, however, a new desire had taken possession of him. lie had felt n call to arms In the fierce warfare which involves all the med ical schools nt the close of the year the relentless, uncompromising struggle for hospital internethips. True, he was not counted among the senior of hi own school as a candidate for hospital honors. This, he knew, was not because of n poor clan record, for in this respect he stood' well in the front ranks, but his duties outside of school had made it impossible for him to take the "quizz clast" the review of the work of the whole school course, which occupies during the last yeartliemajorportion of the attention of those who expect to take the competitive examinations for the interneshlps. Thlt formality, Italph argued with himself, need not prevent him from entering the com petition when the time came. He, too, had done a great deal of reviewing in a quiet nay, and felt fairly well prepared for any ordinary questions which might arise In thccoiirscof tlic examinations. Hut of "catch" ques tioned stood in awe. Hut who could tell? Some would get the places and others would fail. He had made all the preparation possible, considering his condition, and why not take dunces with the rctt? It might hap pen that he would hcamongthclurky ones. So, wlm Italph Holmes locked the express en. door early the next morn ing and went to lilt gloomy quarter in the Itailroad hotel, it wat with the determination to take the first hos pital examination that came along, which would be on the follow it'ig Sat urday, and one of the days that he would be in the city. Tired though he was, Italph did not go to bed at once. The new excite ment kept him awake. Sitting down at the table, he picked up the first book that met his gaze. Why he did it he did not know, but in doing so he followed a dellnite impulse a "hunch," as lie was accustomed to say. Ititnnlng over its pages in an aimless sort of way, and having no thought of studying any particular subject, he stumbled, as it were, upon a chapter hitherto unknown to him. "Tumor or tlic Adrenal Capsule, it read. "Well, that' a new one on me," he murmurid, at ho glanced casually over the pages, Inasmuch a tliceub ject had never been assigned for study, nor, to his knowledge, had mu re fere nee been made to it in class, he thought it might prove interesting rending. "It must be n useles lot of sliilf," he murmured again, as lie started to read, "or wo would him' heard some thing about it. Nothing else in par ticular to do, though, sogues I'll just glance over it. .Might come handy some time." An hour biter Italph laid the book aside and went to bed. When Saturday came and students from various schools gathered for the hospital examination Italph Holmes was among the number. He dropped into one of the rear seats in a careless sort of way, but hit presence canted no little comment among the mem bers of his own class, who expected to see him in the competition least of all others. "What you doing here:-" inquired one. "Oh, just happened in to tee what' going on," was Italph's indif. fercnt reply. Hut when he provided himself with paper and made rcndvto write the others were convinced that he was more than a looker-on. Then came a breathless silence at the question ucro being written upon the board. There wat one on anat omy, then a query on chemistry, an other on physiology, then histology, materia medlea ami half atlozen oilier branches of medical science. Four teen question had been given and had been met with suppressed grcam, smile or whisper of "easy" or "pud din'," as they found the variou con testants prepared or wanting in knowledge. Through it all Italph hod maintained a countenance at cold and expressionless at ttecl. He felt sat isfied that so far he was equal to the test, but resolved not to betray hi feelings to the other around him. It was the fifteenth and last question thai he wanted to sec, and hi impa tience got the better of him. He felt something tugging. A peculiar, tin explainable something took posses sion of him. and as the professor' hand was raised to write the question he followed it, not alone with hit eyes, but with his body. He tlood up, but when he resumed hi scat it was with a sigh of relief that wat heard dis tinctly in every part of the crowded room. The professor had written: "IB. Ktlology, pathology, symp toms, diagnosis and treatment of tumor of the adrenal capsule." The cxploiou of n bombshell would not have caused more consternation among the student than did that ona question, for in none of the schools had the subject been introduced, and it hail been utterly ignored in tho "quizz class" work. A for llalpli Holmes, well lie' now serving nn intcriicshiplnonrot the leading hospitals of Chicago, and the little mother is enjoyingsomcnf thchapplest tlaysof her life. Charles II. Younger, iu Chit-ago Hccord-ller-aid. VETERAN AT TWENTY-FIVE. Younr, Man KitUh lilt Views About Foldltr Lite. "I had an ambition once to fight all the battles of my country so faros active Held work is concerned," said' a young man who served as a vnluu tccr during the war between the United State and Spain, "but tincc going through some iff the rougher experiences of life in the camp I have concluded that tome other fellow can do the lighting if ho has mi ambition in that directi The fact is I hnd a rather rough time of it. Mv time wat unusually hard. .Many men who fought with me got oir much lighter than I did. I hail the yello'.- ftver in Cuba ami the smallpox in the Phil ippinci. I had malarial fever .mil every other kind of fever ludigenoui to Cuba and the l'liillppines. I wat shot in the fool by a Cuban anil I oth erwise battered and injured on the is land. 1 was shot again by a Filipino, and still again, nml came back to my countrymen on n crutch, indeed it battle-scarred veteran, at the age of '.'.'1. Ilesldcs, I hiiu' the muscular rheu matism, and experienced ecu nil other hardship- in the way of disease which 1 need not mention. So this is the way I come to my niiliw home after1 my warexpi'rienee'. 1 had an idea that war was one grand, sweet round of slaying the other fellow, driving him iroin lils entrenchments and e busing him about promiscuously over hit own country; but after having served my country for two year as 11 private in the ranks I have learned that war is a two-sided game, ami the other fellows can shoot n little themselves-. They shut a little in my ease, and two of the bullets arc still in my lltsh,iiml I guess they will remain there for a time. In spile of these tilings, when I come down to it, I guess I would go out again, for this soldier busines grows 011 11 man, and it makes 11 fel low kinder fooli-h about the Hag of his country." X. 0. Times-Demo-crat. Representatives at the llajue. Ht-twecn lHKand 18110 New York furnished several diplomatic repre sentatives to tho Netherlands, New York city being regarded at tho lo cality having tiic closest traditional i-oiiim-liont with Holland. August Itelmont was appointed American minister to the- Netherlands in 18.11, Henry 0. Murphy, of Jlrooklyn, in 1H."7, and Itolicrt II. Roosevelt in 18HH. At prcstiit the preference-in such appointment is given to north western state in which Hollander arc now much more numerous than in New York. The present American minister to The I lague is a resident of Mlnnesoto.oml his predecessor under the Cleveland administration was from Michigan. Although the com merce of tho United States with Ilclgiutn it conducted almost exclu sively through the port of New York, this state has on two occasions only furnished the American repretenta. lives in Itrusse!. X. Y. Sun. Our Hlx'd PrpuUtloa. Of foreign settlers in tlio Unllted States, 2!) per cent, are Irish, la per cent. K.ngllth, II per cent. Scoich. Hermans are III per cent, and Cana dian no lets than UuemuL THIS AND THAT. A "(leorgia society" Is to be formed at Italeigh, N. C. It membership is to be made up of those Georgian who have emigrated to and cast their lot with the Old North state. Catharine II. was n handsome wom an in early life, but dissipation and rice toon destroyed every trace of her good lookt. She became very tlethy and coarse in appearance. A writer in the Cologne Gazette de clare that tenants in the United State do only half as much work, de mand twice at much free time and four times at much waget a servant in Germany, Kxtcnslve Irrigation scheme arc springing up all over the west. Ditches in some cjcj 50 mile long hue been mapped out. Vast tract of now valueless lauds w ill be made lit for cultivation. St. L011I1 proposes to cover 1,100 acres of territory with her world's fair and expend $:IO,0(IO,000 in money 011 its preparation. This amount is near ly double the cost of the Columbian exposition at Chicago. The educational manager of the coming St. Louis world's fuirfayslhe fair will show theworld'slifcfromitt lowest beginning up to man, in all race and nationalities, at helivesaud works, from his lowest to his highest. The largest single item of trade be tween the United States and t'orea is kerosene, which for the year 11'HO omountetl to ijWI.V."... The Stand ard Oil company maintains extensive warehouses at Chemulpo and Is now erecting others at I'litan, The trad' it growing rapidly. NEWSPAPER AT SOUTH POLE. Ditlf Journal Is t'nbllthtj AboarJ tht Ship Discortrjr. Perhaps the most interesting part of the Discovery, the ship which re cently started 011 its trip to the south pole, is the wardroom. 1'roiu it arc entered the cabins of the captain, of llcer and scientists all cozy, if ncc tstarily somewhat cramped, apart inents. The wardroom itself is very copa cioui, comparatively speaking. Down the center stands a large table, and around this the stuff will gather iu the long day-nights of tho antarctic to compare note and prepare their reports. An Ingenious plan for warming thlt room has been devised. Up on deck there aland u large pipe, something like 11 vcntilntoron 1111 ordinary steam ship. Down this pipe the Icy nir will be drawn and filtered through the glowing coalt of a toc lire 111 the wardroom. The slou- has a door of talc, above which it 11 funncl-llkc ar rangement, ami through this the warm air will be poured into the room, to past upward again through what may he called thf"iip-druught"iit the other end of theapartincnl. I he wardroom will not be devoted exclusively to business. Frequent "sing-songs" will beheld, anda piano, forte and a "pianola" will contribute to the harmony. Then there will be the preparation of the newspapir, w hicli c t ry body w ho has ever helped to makeonc regards a the most anins ing occupation possible. The Dis covery' newspaper will be idited by Lieut. Shackle-ton, who will likewise act at hitownsiilieditor,lFaderwriter, reporter, printer, compositor, pub lisher nml advertisement canvasser. When seen by 11 representative of the London Daily Mail thelieutinaiitap peared quite resigned to his fate. Hit printing plant is not very extensive, consisting of a typewriter and a tin plicating machine, lie cannot be re sponsible for outside contribution, even when stamps are inclosed, CONDUCTOR WAS IGNORANT. And lit Managed a Car In lioaton at That. "I hud a peciiliarexperiencein Hot ion a few days ago," said a gt ntleman to a Washington Star reporter tlic other day, "unil if 1 had not bun a party to it I would have scare ely have believed it. It was nothing more nor less than a meeting with a street car conductor in tho Huh who did not know where Harvard college was, and, to make matters woieo, his car actual ly ran by that institution, lie knew where Harvard square was, at that .is the end of his route, but he did not know that the square was iu front 3f tho college and derived ft name from that circumstance. Hereuftcrl shall alway take with considerable al lowanco any story which credits the cur conductor of Itoston with unusual erudition. What would you think of a Washington conductor who didn't know the location of the capltol? Well, in llo'ton, Harvard collego it un attraction as great at 1 the :ay!tnj in this city" OUTWITTED. now tht Polea Oot Abttd at tht PoitaJ Authorities. That it it easier to make a law than io enforce It the post olllce authori ties of Germany are now learning tc their cost. They recently ordered that in fu ture every letter mailcil in tlic Ger man empire must have on It envelope an address written in German charac ters, and they givi notice that let ter written in the Roman character, which have hitherto been in ute, will not be delivered. To tho inhabitant of German Po land, who have at heart little love Tor Germany or for the German ttyle of writing, this new regulation proved extremely olTensive, and they deter mined to disregard it. Hut how? They certainly could not afford to re frain altogether from letter writing. Finally they decided to adopt the following ingenious plan: They ad dress their envelopes now a the gov ernment has ordered, In German char acters, but they also address them in Roman characters, one tide of the en velope ln'iiig ucd for each address. Sometimes they put the German char acters on thi back, ami at other time on the front of the envelopes; invari ably, however, there1 arc two addresses on every letter that is mailed. A a result, the put ollice clerks are at their wit' end, for an enormous amount of rxlra labor it thus entailed nn them, and the only way in which thev ran retaliate is by delaying for n day or two the delivery of all letters thin addressed. X. Y. Herald. SETON-THOMPSON'S HOME. Author-Attlit Ilia a Larea WooJr4 Ett tat. la Connecticut A morcfilllngciiviMnnicntforturh a man could not be found than the new home which .Mr, am) Mrs. Seton-Thomp-on or .Mr. and .Mrs. Seton, as thev lire fir to bp known. Imvinir dropped "Thompson" from their sur name nave seiecteii 111 Connecticut. A hundred acre of woodland, which thev have named Wviidvuutil. for one of the Seton estate in Scotland, offers the uatunilikl-iiiithor-lccturcr an ideal opportunity for investigating anil studying hit animal friends, 11 ml a quiet retrint for writing and illus trating. It it dilllcult In realize that to Wild n bit of fonst la within 1111 hour of Xt w York. The private rood mat nan iroin tlic gates to tlic house Rind a quarter of n mile between green walls of tre ct, Hanked by mossy bowlders, and raising above ravine that tumble oil at reckless angle. The house stands on the highest noint of the tract. It I.Ku.inlsb iiu f. feci, the luwer story of rough-hewn, green-tipped rocks, quarried on Hie place; tne upper story 01 creamy pink lllieco. The low. ml roof, widi- veranibis, low entrance tloor and quaint arrangement of window arc intereslliiL' nml iiii'liiri.iiiov Tin. Knglishiniili't love of solidity it mown in Hie lilies: wall, massive cor nices of natural wood, nml In llm heavy benms of the studio celling. Myrn Kmmoni, in Ladies' Home Journal. NATURAL PERVERSITY. Eipetltnc ot a Man Llcbttng lilt Cl(r in an Open Car. "The perversity of thing Inani mate is a natural law that should be made the subject of research, iu my opinion," remarked 1111 observer of the piissing thow recently to 11 Washing ton htar reporter. "Coming down on sn electric car this morning I essayed to light my cigar. The moving cur naturally created a strong brete. Knur inulrht I struck ami all were )lown out. from the llfth I man tgeil to get a light, when a man be liiid me uiked me for some fire, I nuched the blazing match back to I1I111 unprotected, and, while the breeze wus just as strong, it burned iteuilily until the man lit a eiguntle, nn! it was slill ablaze when he threw t over the rail. Such a thing, 1 ven- ture to say, happens constantly in the txperience of every smoker. Indeed, It is almost a prove rb among smoker that one can't blow a match out after lie ha got a light, Drop a collar but ton, und nine timet out of ten It will set to a place more or lest dillicnlt jf access. Let a piece of buttertd are nd fall, and ii't pretty sure tolight jii the buttered side. There I no oubt iu tho world that Inanimate tilings arc perverse, and I'd certainly like to know tho reason why." Rlcb Bed of Mineral. The richest bed of mineral In S.hn world is the Aiacamg bed of niter in (.'liili. It cover 5,000 acre and con tains y.yiOtuiOO tont,worlh$l,500.. tit,0,000. Don't llo a liore. Don't be such a bore (bat people Till run fruin vou. Atchison Globe. BREVITIES OP FUN. "You arc never troubled by tramps?" "Never. I alway keep a lign, 'Help Wanted,' on my gate." Philadelphia Times. Clerk (to bookkeeper, who I put ting away hi pen) "Hut, Mr. Meier, it isn't quite 12." Bookkeeper "Yet, but you sit nearerthedoorthan 1 dol Kliegendc Hlaetier. Mr. Hloointlcld "Did you hear that Snaggs was going Into amateur fanning?" Mr. Hellelicld "No, but it' all right. Snaggt ran afford It." Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph. "Happily," observed thf.'lifmolrl of Art, "the cow 1 encounter art quite as Impossible as I ami Other wise, I doubt not, 1 should have had the face kicked oil me long ere this!'' Town Topic. She Was II "Mr.Oallcnt.jnuare something of a student of human na ture," begun Mis llewchus, coyly. "Ah, hut now," he Interrupted, flash ng his bold black eye upon her, "I am a divinity student." Philadel phia Press. "You're n country boy, 1 see," said the milkman who had advertised for an assistant. "Yes. sir." "What ex perience have you hnd?" "Well, I've pumped the organ down to our church for several yean." Philadel phia Press. I lolnon "Wonder why it is that my wife always turn around to look at Mrs. Preeniraftersheliat passed?" Diiuiniik "I suppose it it became everybody say .Mrs. Preener puts every dollar she can on her back." Huston Transcript. "1 loc you more than all my wealth!" exclaimed the hero of the play, at he folded the leading lady In hit arms. "Humph!" she whispered, as her head lay on Ids shoulder, "oi( know you get only if IS a week." Hut the audience did not iicnr tliia. Ohio Slate Journal. LONDON'S PROBLEM. lltr Thotouiblatie Too Contested lot Hapld Ttanilt In almost every large foreign city wide streett or boulevard have been silt within the century. Paris, Hrut tels, llerlln, Vienna, do not sutler from our congested thoroughfare. Abroad it it no uncommon tight to see tramways in the center, wheeled tralllc nn ellhersidcin twolints, with, outside that again, track fur both cycle and' pedestrian. Something of the kind is essential iu Iindon, sny the National Review. I'utt traf tic must be separated from low If transit is In be quick, and the bigger London grows, the greater the area that it covers, the greater the ncce tity for quirk transit to take the worker twiflly from hit labor in the heart of London to the better air of the suburbs. At it is, the cyclist and the motorist loe much of their ad vantage iu speed possessed by their mounts the minute they enter tralllc. The police have made ineffectual ef fort to compel all carmen and driver of vehicle moving at a slow or walk ing pace to keep a near a possible to the left-hand side. Willi this rule tringcnlly enforced it might be of tome value, but every cyvlltt who ride in tralllc. know that Is It more hon ored in lite breach than by observance. .Murcovcr, low-moving vehicle near the curl) find their progrcs cheeked at evtry moment by vans and car loaning or unloading. Thcbigcarrier companies have been approached on the subject of tending their vain by back sired or doing their work In II10 night or early hour of the day, but they maintain, wilh every appcur nnee of reason, that thisisiinisosslhlc, mid they complain that a things are they Hnd It daily more and more dlfli cult to get through their business. Obviously, to exile their vain from the ilrcct iu the "rush" hourt a measure that has been advocated would be 11 daggering blow at the none too prosperous trade of London. The omnibuses, which are almost at slow and troublesome, are n necessi ty unless we have tramway. Itut between them, vans und omnibuses render really fast progress impossible Stone Window In a new buildlngullnchcd tosome ociler works in upper Silesia, say the itcenlly issued con:'dar renort on I he lrt.de of Germany, a novelty In win dows ha been introduced which f perhaps worth mentioning. Light is Introduced through stone window. The ordinary pane of glass were im practicable on account of the nearness of tho work to the railway lines, to pneumatic glut ilonc have been used. Krom the c.ulsidc the appear ance is the same us (he so-called "Hut zen" pone. They arc translucent and at the same timeasstrnngnitheiltiits wall in which thynrestt. Tht y will ivithstniid any pressure or blow that the walls will stand. London Globe.