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THE AUGUST TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 1903,
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Tuesday, February 24.
Iliinjffr ami cold -appear to be close
enough to the banks of the Wabash
Last reports from Morocco indicate
that the pretender' ts hand. was called
and revealed a four-flush.
Chicago is to have the finest muse
um in the world, and Marshall Field is
to provide the funds to build it.- The
lake front is to be the site and the
maximum cost is to be $10,000,000.
They are telling a joke on one of
the n?w members, who in remarking
of -the reception at the governor's
mansion, said: "You bet it is swell
All the delsarte of rMinnsrhelu were
i hen republican newspaper organs
and campaign orators appeal to
American voters? next vear on the
antitrust record of the republican
congress now nearing.its close they
can "point with pride" to the enact
ment of an antitrust law so skillfully
'framed that it is utterly impotent to
restrict the power of the trusts in any
much to the intellectual,'' political and
commercial advancement of Russia.
The men who, have "made this de
maud have in so doing risked their
liberty ami their lives. After' being
oflicially forbidden to meet, they have
issued a manifesto to all editors in
IJussia. calling upon them to demand
freedom of sjHech.
Men who will go to this desperate
extreme must be inspired by desper
ate purpose. And such purpose held
V sncti men under sucn conditions
has a momentum not to be success
icussia nas recently made enormous
advancement in industrial and com
mercial development. Hut her real pro
gress along these lines will begin only
with ihe unrestricted dissemination
A free press is the very basis of in-
ilnstral progress. Prosperity cannot
exst where popular larnorance pre
The chief advantage which the
I nited htates and tireat Uritain en
joy over all other nations, commer
cially, lies in the free exchange among
their people of full and accurate busi
A free press will prove a "very torch
to benighted Russia. '
It will bring all classes of her peo
ple together in common understand-
ng of their own opportunities and
It will bring all sections together
into one industrial bodv.
It will irive all lviissia harmony of
The natural resources of the l'us-
uin empire are ot incalculable
wealth. Russians do not appreciate
these because thev do not understand
themselves or their opjortunities.
To the densely ignorant, natural re
sources are but dead matter.
11 nt with a free press and free
schools there will be an awakening in
Russia that would cause those now-
unheeded resources to breathe with
From the day that Russia throws off
t.er shackles of ignorance and sets np
the torch of a free press that nation
must ue counted upon as one ot tne
very foremost elements in the in
dustrial and commercial world.
DAILY SHORT STORY
United States senator-elect Levi
Ankeny. of the state of Washington,
will not hue a prosperous term if the
fateful number thirteen count." tor
nnvthintr. Mr. Ankenv was elected on
the "thirteenth" ballot by "thirteen
members who had bolted a caucus
held on the "thirteenth" day of the
month and who opposed to the last
minute by "thirteen" outside mem
bers. Possibly, however, the unlucky
numbers apply only to the defeated
Francisco the other day on his way
to New York. The gentleman from the
far east is'on bis way to New lork to
buy idols. He has received a circular
and samples from an American fac
tory. and has coine in person to se
lect his stock. It may be gratifying
to note that this indicates another
triumph of American wares in the
world's market, even if we regret that
this particular line, of goods encour
ages superstition and idolatry
Protect the Trainmen.
It is to be hoped the railroad lobby
at Washington will not succeed in de
feating the bill re-enacting and
strengthening the automatic coupler
law which hus been favorably report
cd bv the house committee on inter
state umL foreign Commerce and
which has been indorsed bv the broth
erhood of railway employes and pass
ed by the senate.
New legislation is necessary, be
cause the United States circuit court
of appeals has practically nullified the
present law, having- decided that it
does not require the equipment of en
gines or tenders with automatic
couplers, nor the equipment of cars
unless actually laden ami in transit
in interstate journeys and that uni
form couplers are not. required nor
those which will work automatically
with the equipment of cars from an
These defects in the law should be
repaired. Hold the railway company
civilly liable for the killing' or maim
ing of men in the operation of rail
ways wherever possible. 1 his is one
means of reducing the record of rail
way casualties in this country, which
is altogether too high by comparison
with England's. Iast year 4,192 pas
sengers were injured on our railways
and 249 killed, while for (ireat Brit
ain the record was only 46? killed and
none injured, notwithstanding the
number of passengers carried was
twice as great as ours. We seem to
be behind Great Rritain in the mat
ter of precautions for the safety of
trainmen and the. public. The protec
tion to human life is the very first
duty of government and it is a duty
which from' appearances can not be
delegated to the tranportatiou com
panics themselves. Thev seem to have
interests more important to them
which conflict with the thorough dis
charge of , this obligation. Dubuque
Progress of Science.
Radium is now quoted at $HO0.000 a
pound in London, the price having
been reduced from $1,000,000 by a
chemist, who has made public the
announcement that he is ready to
sell the precious metal at the rate of
s shillings a milligram, or at the rates
of ooo.ooo for every two and 2-l
Miunds, in other words a kilo. He hi!
only about 100 milligrams on hand.
In the entire world there are about
two pounds. Radium is said to be the
most important discovery in the last
generation, it is a powder, a com
bination of metals, which gives off a
light almost as strong as the light of
the sun. With it a photograph can be
taken through three feet of iron of a
foot ot lead. Its value' to medical sci
ence and physical science can not
even be approximated. In a dark
room it glows like phosphorus, lar-
ied in one's pocket it causes a blis
ter on the body, exactly like a burn
The strength of the pure metal is al
most bevond belief. Prof. Curie, of
Paris, the discoverer, says he would
not dare trut. himself m a room
with a kilo of pure radium, as it
would without tiouiiT. destroy ins
eves, burn all the skin off his bodv
and cause his Instant death. From
carrvinga small metallic case contain
ing a small bit of the metal under his
arm he sustained a burn which was
fifty days in healing. To obtain one
kilo . (2 3-10 pounds) 5.000 tons of
uranium residue must be treated. The
new metal requires no exposure to
light to become incandescent, but will
glow for months and years, for all
anyone knows, and will even cause
other substances to become radio
active. . '
In Interest of Agriculture.
Congresses were held in Europe in
lS'J'.J, 1!00 and liiUl to discuss the re
sults obtained, by shooting cannon to
ward storm clouds to prevent hail on
vineyards and other cultivated, lands
beneath them. Statistics were pre
sented in great quantities and subven
tions were obtained from the govern
ments of Austria and Italy to be ex
pended in aid of this form of protec
tion. In 1899 the result was admitted
to be doubtful and in 1901 to be very
doiibttui. as men ol science all over
the world were sceptical, from the
very first, the Austrian minister of
agriculture Ijas lately convened a com
mittee of experts to study the que
tion and to advise him as to further
expenditures, A strong majority of
the committee has pronounced the ex
periment very doubtful and a ma
jority has declared the reported suc
cesses to be illusory. That the ques
tion may now be tried out to the end
the committee, as a whole .recom
mends the continuance of the ex
periments for several years yet. In
this country experiments with shoot
ing cannon have been made to bring
rain in times of prolonged drouth,
but never to prevent damage by hail
These experiments, however, have
varied in apparent success; and it
has. never been .demonstrated that
the use of explosives has produced
results to.-justify their expense.
Awakening of Russia.
The revolt of Russian editors and
w riters 'against gag rule is the mosf
deeply significant movement in that
country during this generation.
When 40 authors and journalists of
the vcrv highest rank unite in a de
termination to have freedom . of
sneech. something momentous must
Tb?y may not get all they demand,
but they will get much, and even a lit
tle trained in this direction means
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Ills name was John Jones, but as he
wrote plays he adopted the nom ae
plume of Ernest Montgomery. Mont
gomery Is a long name, and we shall
have to reduce it to Monty, which 13
crucifying to the romance of It, but
since his wife called him Monty there
shou'd be no objection, lie wrote at
home with his study door locked. This
did not prevent his occasionally bear
ing the baby squall or being called up
on to leave a dramatic scene to go for
a yeast cake. He had never succeed
ed In getting a play accepted, and the
family funds .were very low. Monty
said that if he could only get an In
spiration the money would flow lu like
Monty waaat work on a play in
which the heroine was as spotless as
Caesar's wife should have been. She
was falsely charged with Infidelity to
her husband by the villain of the play
When the author came , to the accu
sation scene, which, with tlie proved
innocence of the lady, he Intended for
the climax, he was puzzled to know
just how she would receive the stao.
Would she faint? Would she hurl
back the charge with passionate teats?!
Monty was a careful student of all
the emotions he portrayed, and he con
ceived the idea of submitting some
woman to a similar test in order to
observe her emotions. The only avail
able person was his wife. Mrs. Monty
was a matter of fact woman, with
not a spark of romance in her nature.
and had no use for her husband's lit
erary works except for the money
It was hoped they might bring. Still
she was a woman, and all be wanted
to know was how any woman would
act under the circumstances. lie re
solved to try the experiment ou her.
One day after the arrival of the po6t
man Monty called sternly for his wife
to come to the study. She came up
with her sleeves rolled up to the elbow,
a rolling nln in her haiid and in no
good humor at being interrupted.
"Why, what's the matter, Monty?"
Mrs. Monty took the note he handed
her, and Monty fancied her on tne
stage. She read the accusation, um
Summers, a friend of her husband
whom she did not like, advised Monty
to watch her and be would find that
she was intimate with Andy Maxwell,
a friend of her husband whom 6he did
like. Monty watched her as she read
and saw a thundercloud gather on her
brow. "Now," he said to himself,
shall cet something definite." And he
'Margaret, he said solemnly, "what
have you to say to that?" '
"What have I to say? It is true, ev
ery woru or it.
Monty turned white as a sheet ana
"And why is It true?" she continued
fiercely. "Because I have been driven
to it by my husband. "Read this!" she
shrieked, plunging her baud in her
bosom and withdrawing a note.
found It In your pocket. I resolved to
be avenged upon you, and now that re
renge has come."
Montv's hand trembled so that he
could scarcely grasp the ,note, and be
was too stricken to read it. Ills wife
took it from him and read it to him. I
was from a woman who consented to
an assignation he had evidently pro
posed. It had lieeu manufactured by
some one for a purpose, for there was
no truth in what lt.charged. But what
was his Innocence worth now that his
wife had confessed her guilt? Life
was turned into a horror. Hi home
was destroyed. He saw himself and
his wife glaring at each other in a dl
rorce court, fighting for the possession
f their child, and heard the poor little
thing's cries because sbr could not have
both her papa and mamma, then a
last he was dying alone in a hospital
with' no one to press his hand or look
love's parting into his eyes.
Monty," cried his wife, "for neav
en's sake, don't look like that! It's all
a put up Job. I was telling Andy that
vou wanted an inspiration, and you
have been telling him that you wanted
to know how a wife would act when
falsely accused. Andy put the two to
gether and laid the plan of fooling you
with that note I drew on you. I've
had it in my pocket for a week, but
hadn't the heart to use it. The nQte
you gave me made me mad, so I could
do my part. Now you've cot an in
spiration, put4t on paper."
While Mrs. Monty was delivering
herself of this, Monty was gradually
coming to himself. Before she had fin
ished they were locked in each other':
arms and Monty was sobbing like
"There's nothing to put on paper,
was crushed and didn't say a word."
" "But you felt it all." ;
"Yes, but I could never transcribe
my feelings. Besides, they don't fit my
"Yes, you can. Write a play they do
fit. Now, M6nty. dear, go to work at
once while It's all fresh.!'
"Sweetheart, said Monty, holding
her off tragically and looking her over
with an intense admiration he had
never shown her before, "I believe
you've hit the bullseye. Leave me
and if I am shut up here a week with
out coming out don t disturb me. My
third and fourth acts must be written
now and the play fitted to them after
When "The Reconciliation," by Er
nest Montgomery that play that made
Algernon Christy famous was put on
the stage, at the close both of the third
and fourth acts there was not a dry
eye in the house.- The playwright
now rich, F. A. MITCUEL.
Event of 15 he
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Wednesday, Feb. 25.
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Presents the Comedy -Opera Triumph
IW Pixley & Ludeta. Authors of
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