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FREDERICK R. TOOMBS
From the Gnat Play
of the Same Na^ne by
Joseph MediU Patter
son and Harriet Ford.
Gonrrifht 1900. by Jo«cvb Medill
Patterson and Harriet ford.
"Go to lunch, boys," ordered Brano
to the typesetters.
"We'll miss the mall," protested Mc*
"I don't care. Go to lunch."
The compositors ceased work at the
linotypes and, wondering and whisper
ing, slowly filed out.
"Judith," Braud besought her, "won't
"Listen to me. Wheeler," she broke
In. "I know everything. Father has
told me everything about—his—guilt
You understand what it means to me—
what he is to me. You must spare
him for me!"
"Judith, it's impossible."
"But it is the human thing to do.
Oh, forget these ideals. Be just a
man—a man who loves a woman and
protects her. You do love me, 1 know,
in spite of everything that you've
"Yes, I love you!" he cried fervently.
"And Wheeler, dear. I've not chang
ed," she told him fondly. "I can see
how right you mean to be in what
you are trying to do, but in this you
are wrong. Whatever my father may
have done, his intentions were honest.
He had beeu involved by others and
when he tried to extricate himself it
was too late. They, not he, were
guilty. It was for their sakes, not his
own, that he offered you that money,
so you see you are wrong. Why,
Wheeler, if you belonged to me and
committed a crime I would die to
shield you from the penalty."
Brand answered her quickly.
"That is wrong reasoning."
"No, no it is right. That must al
ways be." she cried "It is like—like
a law of life. Can't you see that too?
I belong to you. Yes, I belong to you,
and you should shield me. You must
feel toward my father as he were your
own because he is mine. 'It's not pos
sible that you would do this thing to
your own father. Think of him that
way—your own father! You'll not re
gret it I'll make it up to you with all
my love for all the rest of life! Wheel
er, say you will do what 1 ask." She
broke down completely and sobbed
brokenly, leaning across the form.
"Oh, say you will do what I ask!"
Brand tried to raise her, but she
clung to him frenziedly.
"Judith, for God's sake, don't!" he
"Yes, yes you must, you shall!" She
fwaa losing an control of herself In her
"Judith, listen to me," he said in
epiradly. Ta not the man who loves
yon or is loved by you. I've no right
to tldnk of you or of myself. I'm an
Instrument to an end in the history of
a great God. Can't yon see'this thing
as I dor
"I can't reason. I can't argue. I
can only feel."
The Judge had drawn a few steps
•way from the pair during the scene
between them. He viewed with cal
culating satisfaction the battle that
his daughter was waging so valiantly
in bis behalf, and he bad felt that not
even the young stoic Brand could .re
sist this powerful and final appeal of
the girl he loved. At bis. daughter's
last outcry he drew near to the editor!
"Brand, are you human?" he de-
"JUDGE BARTELMY, THAT STORY GOES TO PRESS," BE CRIED, RAJ8
INO BIS EYES TO THOSE OF JUDITB'S FATHER.
manded strongly, pointing tothepras"
trated girl with his walking stick.
"Human, human, 3udge Bartelmyl"
ho exclaimed. "You are true to your
self to the end. You bring your daugh
ter here so that by torturing me with
the sight of her suffering you may es
cape the penalty of your thievery. I
was willing she should think me heart
less to spare her the greater pain of
knowing you as you are. But now yon
bring her here in her innocence to re
peat to me your lies. You're degrad
ing her, dragging her down to your
own level,-just as you did her mother
before her. If she lets you go on using
her it wm be with her eyes open."
Judith raised her head amazedly.
"What are you saying?" she asked.
Brand turned to her and then to the
"Why, he's lied to you just as he's
lied all his life, He told you he was
trying to shield others. He lied.. He
never shielded any one'but himself.
Judge Bartelmy, the power of men
like you must be destroyed. When
justice is corrupted the nation rots.. If
I keep silent about you and your meth
ods I become your accomplice I be
tray my trust just as you have betray
Bartelmy raised his hand deprecat
ingly. Brand, however, drew a deep
breath and went resolutely on. He
spoke to both the girl and the judge.
"Judith, if at the cost of my life I
could spare you this grief I would do
it gladly. But even that would do no
good. You would always despise me
for failing when my test came and al
ways despise yourself for having caus
ed me to fail. Can't you see you and 1
nothing in all this The individual
does not exist, only the cause. Judge
Bartelmy, that story goes to press," he
cried, raising bis eyes to meet those of
Bartelmy saw that he had played
his last card. It was his highest
trump, but it had failed to win." What
Judith could not do he surely, under
the existing circumstances, could not
do. Nolan, the only man who could
save him if he would, had gone, he
knew not where.
And it was now press time. All was
over. Bartelmy took a single step to
ward his daughter.
"Brand, that story is my obituary,"
he said in low tones.
"Oh, no," was the response in sad
dened voice. "Men like you don't fin
ish that way. You'll have about six
hours, judge, before that story is read
by the public."
Judith, too, was ready to admit that
her last and culminating effort had
been in vain. Wearied and unstrung,
she raised herself from the fatal form
that was to besmirch the name and
the father that had been her source of
pride. She crossed over toward her
father, who stood silent and despair
ingly in the shadow of one of the lino-
"Goodby, Wheeler. I am going but
of your life forever. I am sorry it had
to end like this—all our plans, all our
The thought of the happy momenta
that she had spent with W&eelCr,
building air castles for their future
when they would be man and wife*
came over her. It swept down the
wall of reserve and detertnloation.with
which she bad deemed it necessary to
surround herself. She halted- and
gazed steadfastly into her father's
face. Slowly she raised her- handsand
pressed them against her cheeks as,
though horror stricken. Then she
turned, rushed impulsively back to
Wheeler Brand, and. bending tensely
toward him, she searched his strong
young face, as best her tear dimmed
eyes would let her. He returned her
Judge Bartelmy saw the girl's Strug,
gle to decide between the father who
had dishonored her name and the
lover who meant a life of happiness,
purity, success and inspiration,
was wlM enough in the ways of th*
world tor know that again waa Brand
to prove a victor over kith
£he girl stood yngov*Me a sptttttt
Than she exteuded tier urui lowuix
her lover.'Judith Bartelmy had made
The judge's features showed but Ut
ile of the storm into which his emo
tions bad been plungtdr His years of
practiqfed self control had come to
his aid and enabled him to face" the
rain of his career and his life and ills
name without the frenzied demonstra
tion in which most men in his posi
tion Would have indulged. To the
last be was the cool, polished, suave
hypocrite that he had been in the be
ginning, when those who sought to
loot the public for private gain found
him a willing tool.
"He is right," Bartelmy said to Ju
dith. "He has told you the thitb to
night—the absolute truth." He looked
at his watch. "Six hours, did you say.
Mr. Brand?" be asked.
Brand had gathered Judith in his
arms. She sighed contentedly as she
Ifdd her head upon his shoulder
"Yes," he answered the judge.
Judge Bartelmy stood watching the
united couple for a moment before b?
turned and walked away, muttering
as he went: "Six hours. One may
travel far in' these days in that time."
The great ship heaved and lunged
through the giant seas that swept over
her bows, out of the freezing night, our
of the cold northeast. The captain ant]
the first officer, lashed to opposite
ends of the lofty bridge, choked in the
flying spume of wind riven midocean.
Somewhere a deep toned bell told o/
the hour in the sailors' accustomed
fashion. From somewhere out of the
depths of the vast groaning fabric
tumbled the men of the watch wbo
were now to go on duty to relieve
their storm beaten fellows.
And somewhere down in the shir
ering, rearing hull a gaunt faced, hol
low eyed man lay on the saffron hued
velvet cushions of a narrow couch at
the side of a luxurious stateroom. He
was fully dressed in spite of the late
ness of the hour and of the fact that
he was sleeping—just as he had been
the night before. He tossed uneasily.
Sometimes he thrust his. bands out
convulsively as though to ward off a
threatening danger. He began to talk
incoherently. The ship rolled, and a
tray containing dishes and an evening
meal that had gone untouched crashed
to the floor. "The press—the, printing
press—lias started." he muttered dis
jointedly as the sound of the breaking
dishtes penetrated into his' wearied
brain. His hand instinctively crept
under one of the cushions. It grasped
and tor a moment fumbled with a blue
steel object, which it drew weakly
forth—a revolver. The. shock of the
cold steel roused the sleeper. He
opened his eyes and gazed fascinatedly
at the instrument of death, With a*
cry of terror he relaxed his fingers,
and the object dropped to the fiobf.
He groaned ^the groan' of ale&t soul in
the anguish of its never 'ceasing, tor-.
ture. He turned his face to the wall
and tried in vain to close his byes in
Judgmeht bad''been pronounced in
the case of "JUDGE BARTELMY
VERSUS THE PEOPLE, WHEELER
BRAND AND THE ADVANCE:"
BISMARCK SAID WOMEN
BEAT MEN IN CUNNING
Some interesting observations of
Princei ^Bismarck on femafe suffrage
have just come to light. They were
made by the Iron Chancellor to a
young woman who broached the sub
ject to him at a watering place short
ly after his dismissal, and were to the
"What I am. I have become through^
my wife. I reipect every woman who
elevates us men, teaches us religion
and morality, upholds oiir ideals, for
us and weaves roses of heaven into
our earthly life, it was my desire to
draw women into politics, but we
are not ripe for that yet we are still
only iri the Schoolroom. Our. Queen
Louisa was a -politician, but one with
a pure heart. She wished to make
her fatherland great, rich and pow
erful. No one on earth have I rever
enced more. In her salon she
brought together the wise and noble
spirits of all nations. If only the
cultured women of. our aristocracy
would be politicians of" that kind!
They should not trespass upon man's
preserves, but influence him, moder
ate him and lead -him to good. Form
erly politics was carried on In ladies'
salons, but they were in many cases
women who were not good and pure
and who also' pursued selfish aimsv I
don't want .women of that kind, but
only those with pure hearts
"But the day Will come wh#n wom
en will be called Upon to co-operate.
We men are all clumsy. We Ger
mans especially are always ungainly
bears, even diplomatists. Moreover,
much less would be made public, for
a sensible woman's mouth can keep
silence. On the other hand, it cap
draw from ah opponent in a tone ot
harmless chatter many a secret that
he would not give iip to us men.
Woman's mouth ?bats so ingratlat
ingly on most difficult subjects that
we never notice, old donkeys that we
are, that we have told them more
than we Intended to. For everything
that is feminine beats us in cunning."
If Ytfu're Sallow, Try It.
A sallow skin lis usually caused by
a disordered 'liver.
Sallbw skinned girl? often shffer
from biliousness which is caused by
eating food that is rich.
All greasy foods must be avoided,
coffibe. mu#t be left off, entirely, and
only Weak tea and chocolate:should
hot water atid lemon
sjpjped every morning and at leftist
two- quarts of jfr(ur$. o61d water taken
'during the dlaytlme. Will give a ctear,
healths -color to the cheek*.
Outdoor exercise should be. Indulged
,in as much Jsiwfi^le.
Bvery Typographical turiioj) lii !0illr
fornia has. |Sdwf|jji^' Jh4 proposition
td offtai^i! tlie ..^hventiaii df the^thter«
naticiital^ body: for 'fan, Irriui^Bo ito
USE OHKOK* Ail DXVI0S
TO HOtfiicHOOLBOTS OK
BTBBL OQMPAHY'S BOATS
CHICAGO, May 87.*-The Pittsburg
Steamship company, better known
as the steel trust fleet,, has dispensed
with cas& payment of wages on its
steamers and now uses checks. The
change "was-made on account of the
difficulty they are having to hold the
men and boys brought in to take the
places of the seamen who are on
The purpose Is to mak^lt difficult
for the strikebreakers to*secure cash.
It having been found that as soon as
most of them get a trip's wages they
very promptly leave.'"the ships.
The company evidently figures
that without cash and in a strange
port 'the m^n 'will hesitate to quit,
except during banking hours, and
that they can be prevented from that
by withholding the checks ljintil after
The steel1 trust fleet is the control
ling factor in the Lake' parriers' as
sociation which now-, has agents
throughout' the- country looking for
men to t-eplafefe the' strikers. They
have .failed tb .get .anything like a
sufficient number of experienced sea
men and ire' bringing in inexperienced'
men and' boys.. They are having a
busy time because an average of over
one thousarid"'men are: "leaving the
Lake Carriers' ships each Week.
The strike situation is regarded as
favorable by union seamen through
out the chain of lakes.
TO USE TICKET MAKER.
ON ENGLISH RAILROADS
-"WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.—
Consul Frank-W. MaJiln, of ^Notting
ham, advises that' the .Great Central
Railway company expects to test, at
Its Leicester station, a ticket-printing,
machine intended to: save clerical
.work and dispense with the cumbrous
system with: Its thousands of different
An English newspaper describes
the machine as1 small and unpreten
tious, 3 feet, long by 2 feet broad
feet high. An indicator which
carries the name, of every station up
on the system arranged In alphabet?
leal order, is touched, the clerk slips
a blank into a slot in the printing
carriage, & small, handle is turned,
and a completeiy-printe^. ticket drops
out ready for use. At the same time
a record Of the sale and all inform
ation. required, for bookkeeping Is
duplicated on a continuous strip of
paper. When the clerk goes off duty
he simply., totals the continuous strip
and counts the cash. The machine
can print-3,000 different tickets, and
it is claimed that a cleric can issue
500 an hour. Great stress Is laid-on
the value of the .machine in dispens
ing. with classifying and auditing
tickets and sajies. In a. busy, station
where a .dozen ticket elferks are em
ployed, it is jsaid tha^mkist 6f the
time is spent in bookkeeping and
elaborate checking, "necessary under
the present system.
A^AiaNS NATIQ^ S
ACCESSORY TO MURDER
OF' COUNTLESS MINERS
WASHINGTON, May 27 —-^'More
men Shave been killed' in the shamr
bles of pitiless greed than '*^ver went
to their eternal count'tin ail the car
nage of the Civil War/' declared Mr.
Stanley of Kentucky in1the house .this
Coal to the amount of 250,000,000
tons Is wasted annually in this coun
try, said Mr. Stanley, 'ahd, he charged
further-that the United States Is the
only country which makes no effort"
towards safety, in mifling. The re
sult has been, he said,-that this na
tion killed from 200 to 500 per cent
more than any other .civilized coun
try. He said there were- 1,000,000
men engaged in mlnilig and an-,
nounced he would vote 'for $150,000
In addition to the. IIOOjOOO already
appropriated "for the safety 'of the
There are days, you know, when
things don't "go,"
And living's a dismal affair
With nerves a-fret you are-all upset.
With your worry ahd work and
Then is the time to, put on your hat,
And also your cheerful smile,
Skip out in the street Some friend to
Forget yourself for a while.
Make fun of your woes that always
With the fellow who has them, too,
And he'll soon begin to fetch a grin
So as not to be beat by you,
And If he's gay *t Wll.1 wear, away
The troubles which oh yo*» pile
Put worry "in soak" with laugh and
Forget yourself for a whi|e.
LIKE ALICE, BOtmn TO
STEAL DAD'S UMELIGHT
LONDON, May 27.—Miss Ethel
Boosevelt, daughter of Colonel Roose
velt, was the cause of considerable
embarrassment one day laist week,
when she rode shrieking with laugh
ter in the immediately vicinity of the
procession accompanying King Ed
ward's body from Buckingham Pal
ace to Westminster Hall*
_Miss Ethel grew tired of the. solemn
atmosphere of Dorchester house, .the
home of Ambassador Reld, and ac
cepted the invitation of an English
girl caller to go riding in Rotten
3F^ow. She dug up a riding habit sev
eral sisew-too large, which started
both her and heF friend to girlish
Their exuberance mounted higher
during the ride and it waa/not long
until the girls, wholly unmindful of
the solemn procession that they
approaching, had ridden almOst up to
t\le u^e of march, kmidred of peo
ple witnessing the procession feeaid
«he peals of merriment and turned
Tl»e shirtwaist manufacturers In
City lost v«r
.and the strike, to^s...
Charles fit. MilleV, bs.rber. has
3b^,' c.howg^j^: iaj^oaididate .f6r
WOMAN'S APATHY GREATEST*
_' OBSTACLE fro ADVANCEMENT
After all, the greatest obstacle, to
the advancement and '. progress
woman is her Own apathy, fofeplor^
able as It is, truth compels the}
mission that only the exceptional
women ^intelligently desire a change
In affairs. The majority seem, if not
perfectly contested with- the. idea,
that their creation was secondary
matter andonly accomplished for" fche\
benefit and pleasure of men, at least
to acquiesce In the decision of the
masters and make no special effort
So long as women believe them-*
selve inferior by creation to the
other .seat,, so long will they remain
in slavery, to the idea. Surely it is
time to try the matter put. What
women have done women may do, and
there Is scarcly an achievement in
the annals Lof time that some1 woman
has not accomplished. That thfi
number to win fame is small com^
pared with men lis only true because
.the one,sex has. been ever taught ex
pression and the other repression ofc
vital forces, and all tfc^ power of
church and state has been ruthlessly
used to' keep women in subjection.
CHILD'S REMARK HELPED
REFORM NAGGING WOMAN
"I was a nagger," said the woman
with the .placid face. "Not as a girl
—nobody who is normal starts out as
a nagger. But when I was married
and had four children and my hus
band was trying to get on ih the
world, and I was trying to help him
by making my little girls' Clothes and
getting along with one maid—'W£11,
things began to get my nerves and I
drifted into the habit of nagging,
didn't realize it at first—I only knevy
that I felt dreadfully cross when the
children made a noise playing or John
smoked his pipe under the lace win
"One day I hearf one of the chil
dren say, 'Mother's always, cross
now.' .That opened my eyes. Then it
Occurred to me that John was spend
ing a good many evenings away from
home, also that he was getting a sort
of hunted look, and a way of jump-'
ing when I spoke to him suddenly.,
"Then I took hold of myself and
said, 'See here—it doesn't matter if"
the curtains smell of tobacco smoke
or the--: children-tumble the rugs' or
disarrange .the "furniture in their play.
It' does matter if I make my husband
and children feel that home is the
-Ija&st attractive place on earth. I've
got to stop nagging.
"And 'I did. It took time, but I
AR AFTER CAR filled with new and attractive home
furnishings of all kinds have been: arriving as fast, and
sometimes faster, than we could handle them. It will
be a pleasure to show you the hundreds and hundreds of new
things gathered together here for Duluth homes. Beautiful
tapestrv-covered chairs and sofas, handsome bed room pieces,
in mahogany, Circassian walnut, fumed oak, golden oak, Tuna
mahogany, Early English, inlaid walnut, eife. New, brass beds
and new steel beds—new dining room chairs—new! dining
room tables and buffets in the latest, most popular patterns—
a big shipment of beautiful Oriental Rugs, rare coloring's and
patterns—new bed room chairs and rockers—big easy chairs,
new library tables, sewing tables, mahogany^ serving trays,
large leather chairs, etc.
The best of it—we can surely suit you as to price, quality
and style—vhen you buy your furniture here your home has
a style and distinct look that it never can have from ordinary
'furniture storte furniture. 'Yotr c&:'cliOoifef'here from exclu
sive patterns—they won't cost you a cent more than ordinary
stores ask. Come in and see.
The Story of a Castaway and His Struggle for Exist
ence and the Great Opportunity that Caihe to. Him.
Thrilling and Original. Absorbing a^c|^v£xi||ting to
Ti&TtiUmph of Mitid Ovef-^^i^
cured myself. And when I saw that
hard work was making me fretful, I
put fewer frills on (the children's
dresses, I mred more help, even
though. it did reduce John's bank ac
went out more and gave
myself aoi^ie good times. Pretty soon
I. |Qst. ,jtfie ,d.e?i?e to hag, and now
hojtne is ..hdiner, .again.