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Romances of Progress
I By Albert Payson Terhone
I GALILEO— The Man Who Would Take Nothing for Granted.
ij-year-old Italian boy—small al-
Hft asa child, and pallid from over-
dreaming in the gray shad
o( the Pisa Cathedral one day in
Hgj. And from bis dreams arose
Hoe of the greatest inventions and
ill ever accomplished. The
-as Galileo, eldest son of an im-
Florentine nobleman. He
spent his childhood devising
mechanical toys out of the
materials; had dabbled in
and painting as he grew
had sought to become a monk,
tUHd had been persuaded by his fa
to study medicine instead.
young medical student, as he
A in the cathedral, fell to observing
great bronze chandelier that hung
a long rod from the roof. Instead
remaining motionless, the chande
vibrated almost imperceptibly to
fro. Galileo wondered why. Ten
other Italians had seen that
lamp and bad taken its mo-
for granted. But Galileo had a
Bv of taking nothing for granted.
Idly watching the bronze lamp's
he began to note them
carefully. He saw that they
jokers rhythmic, and that, whether the
were far or slight, all occupied
same length of time. Again Gal-
B*° wonder why. He set himself to
the cause. The results of his
■tudles were gradual and occupied
Bore than half a century. But for
Bmvenlence they will here be grouped.
■ He Knew nothing of mathematics,
But In the working out of the vibrnt-
Bg-lamp problem, mathematics would
necessary. So he threw over med-
Bclne and became a mathematician.
Bbe throb of that cathedral chande-
Bfer started him to pondering over a
■y that the sun stands still and that
■he earth revolves about it. Also,
■bat the various stars and the moon
■ave a similar system of rotation,
■fight not this alleged motion of the
■earth account for the vibrating of
■the chandelier? Galileo resolved to
■know more of the matter. He was not
■content to take for granted the old
■doctrine that the earth stood still and
■the sun circled about it. But to go
■further Into the matter it was neces
liary to study the heavens. This he
■bad no competent means of doing.
|Bo he went to work devising such
■means. Some years earlier a Mfddle
jburg optician had ground bits of glass
In such a way as to magnify objects
seen through them. The experiment
bad not amounted to much. But Gal
ileo thought he saw a way of improv
ing on it. He figured out that by
placing a convex lens and a concave
lens in certain position toward each
Know When He Was Beaten.
A curious crowd gathered outside
* little house In the French town of
Baintes one day in the middle of the
sixteenth, century. In the throng a
• onian was weeping and wringing her
bands, stopping now and again to
stare through the open doorway of the
He is mad! Quite mad!" she
wailed. "To feed that miserable fur
nace, what do you think he has done?
He has spent every penny of our sav
ings and has sold the clothes off his
back to buy fuel. We are starving,
fet he pays no heed to my protests.
He has ripped the palings from our
fence, our door from its hinges, the
boards from our floors. He has broken
up every stick of our furniture. And
all for what use? To feed his furnace,
that it may attain a greater heat and
that his wretched bits of pottery may
be glazed!"
And as the potter’s wife resumed
ber wailing march the neighbors mur
mured their sympathy and amazement.
Meantime, within the house, a hollow
eyed, emaciated man was crouched
before a roaring furnace, into which
be had just hurled the last combus
tible fragment of his household
This man whom his wife and neigh
bors declared, mad was Bernard Falls
sy. son of a French glass painter. He
had followed his father's trade com
fortably enough in Saintes, where he
had settled down and married. But
one day he chanced upon an old earth
enware cup of Moorish make.
He noted that it was covered with
a glazed or enameled substance that
gave it a rare beauty. He made in
. quiries, but could
Undaunted by not ]eam the Be .
i nree Hundred cret proceß g Where
ailures. by tbe jjoors had
Produced this enamel. Then he began
experimenting. It was quickly proven
to the satisfaction of his fellow-work
ers that he was on the wrong track
and that the art of enamelling could
not be rediscovered by any of the
methods he employed. But Pallssy
alone could not realize that he wai
beaten. He figured out that soon or
late he must come upon the correct
chemical mixture to produce the
white enamel he sought. He was ut
terly ignorant of the materials which
go to make up such enamel, yet for
years he labored on the problem, ma
king no fewer than 800 mixtures, all
of which turned out to be wrong.
With despair In his heart Pallssy
Placed in the furnace the pieces of
Pottery he had prepared. After four
hours he drew them out. They were
ZZ a v nythi . ng Been trough tt two
would be enlarged. This is the prin
ciple of the modern opera-glass He
experimented until he was able to
magnify threefold. But this seeming
™el° US achievem ent did not sat
isfy him. He continued grinding
until ?B he t h V a rlOUß "isles of refraction
( h= h3d perfected 11 Instrument
that would magnify 32 fold. In other
Turnfn made a telescope,
urning this on the heavenly bodies,
om> at ° DCe revolutionlzed aU astron*
Europe went wild at the amazing
Invention, but It stirred up countless
riva sand enemies for the inventor.
Galileo s amazing declaration that the
earth moved was seized upon by these
rivals, who carried it to the Inquisi
tion, with the claim that It tended to
deny certain passages of Scripture
and was therefore heretical. The In
quisition, always eager to torture or
put to death any so-called "heretic,”
warned Galileo to advance no more
such dangerous theories. In reply he
wrote a book satirizing his opponents
and even hinting that the Inquisition
itself lacked the highest intelligence.
Asa result he promptly found him
self in trouble. He was again brought
The Penalty for * , and gl ) ren
Proclaiming the C * o,Ce , of
T lh a tire or of recant
ing his statement
that the earth moves. Galileo was
growing old and feeble, and courage
usually departs with strength. So he
recanted on his knees, admitting that
the earth was stationary. But, as he
rose to his feet, he shouted In a temp
est of wrath: "Just the same It DOES
move!” He was imprisoned in the In
quisition dungeons for an Indiflnite
period, but through the Influence of
powerful friends was later allowed
to go free.
But, after his trouble* with the In
quisition, the Inventor's spirit and
health gave way. His children died,
many of his friends deserted him. He
went hopelessly bnd. Tet even in
his blindness and old age hia mind
harked back to the phenomenon of
the swaying cathedral lamp that had
incited his whole career. Working on
the same theory of rhythm, he In
vented the pendulum, and applied Its
use to clockmaking. This was hla
last achievement before, in 1642, he
died. He had been born on the day
of Michelangelo's death. And the day
of his death also witnessed the birth
of the great Sir Isaac Newton.
To the cathedral "dreamer” we owe
almost wholly the telescope, micro
scope, thermometer and clock pendu
lum. To him, above all, we owe our
knowledge of astronomy and of the
earth's motion.
coated with the beautiful white en
amel he had so long and vainly striv
en- to find. His discovery was made.
Now all that remained was to per
fect it.
Four more years were thus con
sumed. Every stick of furniture,
every wooden house-fixture went to
the super-heating of his furnace. He
sold his clothes, starved his family,
grew thin as a skeleton. But In the
end success came!
Designing colored plates and
placques and coating them with bis
wonderful enamel, Pallssy opened a
shop in Paris. Sixteen years be bad
labored to complete his invention,
and now tardy triumph crowned it.
His work became the rage at court.
Catherine de Medici, the queen-moth
er, and Henri 111., the king, declared
themselves bis patrons.
The Protestant religion, despite all
efforts of a Catholic king, was sweep
ing France. Pallssy, though he well
knew that such an
Imprisonment the ac j WO uld wreck
Reward of Serv- b| s cour ( ( avor> be
*ee - came an open con
vert to the new creed. He not only
declared himself a Protestant, but
also, to the surprise of every one,
studied philosophy and natural his
tory, excelling even the most learned
men of France on both subjects, and,
Incidentally, winning in this way new
All this combined to undermine his
standing at court. Henri 111. was re
luctantly coerced into signing a war
rant committing him to the state pris
on of Paris, the Bastiie. There, in bis
cell, the king secretly visited Pallssy,
begging him to recant Protestantism
and promising him freedom.
*T pity you,” added the king, "but as
long as you are a heretic I am com
pelled to consent to your Imprison
“It is your majesty who deserves
pity, not I,” retorted Palissy. "You
say you are ‘compelled.’ You are less
a king, then, than I; for no man can
compel ME! All the power of Francs
cannot ’compel’ this one potter to
bow down to clay images!”
The king, too weak to save his old
friend, permitted him to be condemned
to’ death; but, in 1589, before the sen
tence could be executed, Pallssy died
in prison. He was 79 at the time of
bis death. Nearly 50 years he had
labored in poverty. Then, when glory
and worldly wealth at last were at his
feek he deliberately threw both away
—m- the sake of a principle.
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Jimmy Green—Yes, sir; It's an
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God bless the man who first Invent
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them between hla family and the
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less welcome visitor.
Her Decision and His.
An earnest stage aspirant dra
matically announced to the manager
that unless she could obtain an en
gagement she would kill herself. To
quiet the lady the manager agreed to
hear her recite.
He listened for a few minutes. Then
be unlocked a drawer in hia desk
and handed her a revolver.—Llppin
A Difference.
There Is a time In every man's life
when the softly breathed "Yes" of a
pretty woman sounds as loud to his
ears as the notes of Gabriel’s rumpet.
Afterward there comes a time when
she has to yell at the top of her voice:
"John, John, It’s time to get up,"
seventeen times before he becomes
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“O, yes; he generally was a little
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“Well, Johnny, having any luck?
What do you fish with, worms or
"Worms, o' coursL It ain't warm
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“Do you believe in hypotlsm?"
“I should say I do! Didn’t Mag
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Teething Children During Hot Weather
Should take Dr. Biggcrs Huckleberry Cor
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It'i a great comfort to a woman to
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Is “an uunce of prevention" bn well an a
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Preachers ought to get a good sal
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"Excuse me, can 1 speak to your
typewriter a moment?”
"You cannot; she's engaged."
“That's all right; I'm the fellow
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Absent All Around.
The absent minded professor re
turned home one evening, and, after
ringing his front doorbell for some
time to no effect, heard the maid's
voice from the second story window:
“The professor is not in."
“All right,” quietly answered the
professor; “I*ll call again." And he
hobbled down the stone steps.—Lip
Enfant Terrible.
“Come, Max, we must go home; It is
two o'clock; dinner Is waiting for us.”
“Oh, won't you.stay, Mrs. Gadsky?"
“Yes, mamma, do stay! Our old pot
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Whether from Colds, Heat, Stomach or
Nervous troubles, the aches are speedily
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Podger—Not at all; I borrowed a
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Fi restalled.
"Well, Mrs. Dennis, what are you
going to give Pat for Christmas this
year?" inquired the recipient of Mrs.
Dennis’ regular washday vlsts, one
day at the beginning of the festal
“ ’Deed thin, ma’am, I don't know,’’
••eplled Mrs. Dennis, raising herself
from the wasbtub and setting her
dripping arms akimbo. “I did be
thinkin’ I’d give him a pair of pants,
but, Lord bless ye, ma'am, only last
night didn’t he come home wld a
pair on.’’—Success Magazine.
How He Stood Up for Him.
Dolan—So Casey was running me
down an' ye stood up for me?
Calahan—Ol did; 01 slz to him:
"Casey, ye’re no coward—and ye work
hard an' pay yer dlbts —an' we don’t
get drunk an’ lick yer wolfe—but in
other despects ye're no better than
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1 A dead liver means awful sick
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