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A Pita For Justice.
STUART was not surprised to re
ceive notice from Blvens' law
yers that tiey would demand
sentence on Woodman within
two day. The finaucier was present
with two great lawyers who smiling
Jf assured him that he need have no
fear as to the result. Yet the, little
man was uneasy. lie fidgeted in his
fteat and watched Stuart's calm, serious
face with dread.
"Don't worry." tho senior counsel as
sured him with confldence. "The old
Judge is a terror to every criminal In
In splto of all assurance, Ulveus'
nervousness increased as the hour
drew near for the case to be called. lie
looked at his watch, fuming over the
fact that Nan was late. lie wished her
to see Stuart and find out what he had
up bis sleeve. A woman could do such
tricks better than a man. lie looked
oit tho window anxiously and saw the
itnsh of his big French limousine
rounding the corner. He hurried to
the steps to meet his wife.
. "Nan. for heaven's sake see Jim be
fore this case is called and find out
what he's going to say to that judge."
"I'll do my best. I'll send my card
in and ask him to see mo at once." i
"Good. When he returns to the court-
ram wait and I'll come out."
Flveus went hack to his seat beside
bis lawyers and watched the court of
ficer speak to Stimrt.
He frowned and hesitated, rose and
slowly followed the man.
, Nan seized his hand.
"Oh, Jiia, I'm so worried. Cal says
you are going to make a desperate fight
against him this moruiug."
"I'm going to make the usual plea
for mercy for an old broken man my
friend. I'm going to fight for his life
as I would for my own."
"Please don't do or say anything to
day to cause a break. I couldn't en
dure it. You don't know how much
your friendship means to me. Your
visits are the brightest spots iu my
life. What are you going to say? Are
you going to attack Cal? You don't
have to do that, Jim. rromlso me you
won't for my sake."
"I'm going to do my level best for
tiy old friend, Nan," he answered w'q
dogged determination. "You needn't
worry about your husband. He has
the hldo of a rhinoceros, and nothing
I can say will get under his skin."
"If any other man said it, no, but
from you it will cut deeper than you
can realize. You are tho ono man who
can hurt him beyond forgiveness, be
cause you're tho ono man on earth for
whom ho really cares."
"I'm sorry. I'm fighting for my old
friend's life. He wouldn't live lu n
prison a year. And I'm fighting for
the llfo of his little girl, who loves
and believes in him as she believes in
the goodness of God. If hor father is
branded a felon it will kill her."
ne turned abruptly and left her. In
a moment Blvens came out and led
his wife to n seat which had been re
served near his.
Ono of the things which had Increas
ed Blvens' nervousness was the fact
that the Judgo Ignored his presence iu
the courtroom. He had been accus
tomed to defereiico from Judges. This
judgo was a man with red blood in
his veius, a man of intense personal
Ifkes aud dislikes and a fearless dis
penser of what ho believed to be even
handed Justice under the law.
Tho young lawyer sat in silence bo
side the bowed form, awaiting Ms case
which the judge, at his request, hud
placed last. As tho moment drew near
for the plea Lis nerve tension grow in
tense. Waves of paseiounte emotion
swept his heart. He waked from his
day dream with a start, to hear the
clerk read in quiek.toiiesr;
"The people against Henry Wood
man." The judgo looked at the dnzed pris
oner and said:
"Whut have you to say, Henry Wood
man, why sentence should not be im
posed upon you for the crime of which
you stand convicted by your own
With a quick movement of his tall
figure Stunrt was on his feet, every
nerve aud muscle strung to the hlgh
eH tension. Only tho deep, tremulous
notes of his voice betrayed his emotion.
"May it please your honor," he slowly
began, "I wish to establish to the court
hnfore I sny anything in behalf of my
' incut, the important fact that be of-
foriHl to make full restitution of (he
property taken, that ho did this volun
i tarlly before he was even suspected of
tlie crime and that his offer was re-
The judge lifted his gray eyebrows in
surprise, and settled back into his seat
with a low grunt.
"I make the fair inference therefore
in tho beginning," Stuart went on
"Two men are on trial, not one."
evenly, "that the prosecutor in the
case is actuated solely by a desire for
Stuart paused and Bivens moved un
easily in his seat.
"I speak today, your honor, iu behalf
of tho man who crouches by my side
overwhelmed with shame and grief
and conscious dishonor because he took
a paltry package of Jewelry from a
man who has never added one penny
to the wealth of the world and yet has
somehow gotten possession of one hun
dred million dollars from those who
could not defend themselves from his
strength nnd running. This man stands
before you now with no shame in his
soul, no tears on his cheeks, and with
brazen effrontery demands vengeance
on u weaker brother.
"Two men are on trial, not one." The
majesty of the law haB already boon
vindicated In the tear stained plea
that has been eutered. Between these
two men the court must decide.
"This millionaire who demands
vonceance niralnst this broken man to
day has an Income greater than the
combined crowned heads of Europe
aud wields a scepter mightier than
czar or emperor. wtiy lie levies
each year millions of taxes without
consulting this court, the legislature
or any man who walks the earth. He
does this by a machine for printing
paper tokens of value called stocks.
The essence of theft Is to take the
property of another without giving a
return. A green goods man sells
printed paper for money. This mighty
man also sells printed paper for
money. What Is tho difference?
Neither the green goods nor the bogus
capital called watered stock represents
a dollar in real value.
This modern marauder whom we
have enthroned as our ruler every
where, from every one, seizes, tears
nnd despoils the fruits of toll, has
never added a peuny to the wealth of
humaulty. And what do we find him
doing? In the midst of overty that
means hunger and nakedness, disease
and denth. we have the shameless
flaunting f Insane luxury. And
what purpose? To challenge the envj
of the vain and tho fonilsli. lo dazzle
the minds of tho poor nnd Inflame
the lusts of tho criminal.
"Do we believe that such things are
the decrees of a Just and loving God
who created this world? These tilings
are not the result of his law, but the
results of the violation of law."
Tho speaker paused, drew close
the Judgo and then In low. impassioned
tones told as If ho were talking to
father the story of Woodman's life and
the events which drove him to madness
on tho fatal night of his crime.
flashes of vivid eloquenco ho described
the magnificent ball and drew In som
ber, heartbreaking contrast the desola
tion and despair of a proud nnd sensl
live man made desperate by want and
ruin, the man who had given his bln
to his country and his daily life in an
unselfish ministry to tho homeless nnd
"I d nt ask of vour honor," I
cried ii ringing tones, "tho repeal of
the law against theft thou shall not
steal! 1 only ask the suspension of
its xnalty ou this heartbrokeu man
until we can extend it to his oppressors
as well, until its thunder shall also
echo through the palaces of the rieli
llwu shall not steal!
"The man who has fallen was weak
and poor. The man who demands his
life is rich and powerful. I nsk for a
heartbroken man another chance. 1
ask this court .to suspend all sentence
against the ioor bruised nnd bleeding
spirit that lies in tears at our feet
The judge wheeled lu his nrmcbair.
cleared his throat nnd looked out of the
window to hide from tho crowd a
tear that had stoleu down bis furrowed
He turned at length to Blvens' law
yers and quietly nsked:
"The state insists on the enforcement
of seutence without mercy?"
"Absolutely," was the sharp answer.
"This Is your desire, Mr. Blvens?"
the Judgo nsked with some severity.
"Yes," the financier fiercely replied.
"Aud yet you say that you aro a
Christian. Well, see to it. Your Mas
"'He that saith I love God and
hateth bis brother Is a liar.' Henry
Woodman, stand up! Tho judgment
of this court Is that sentence lu your
case be suspended so long as you obey
"Aud I may say to you, Henry
Woodman, that my faith Is profound
that you will never appear in this
court again. And if you ever need the
help of a friend you'll find one if you
come to me. You are a free man."
Stuart hurried the doctor out of the
crowd. He had Important work yet
to do. Ho determined that no story
of the sceno should ever be printed in
a New York paper. He would save
Harriet that too.
As the court adjourned Blvens curs
ed his lawyers in a paroxysm of help
less rage. Then he suddenly threw
his hand to his forehead, staggered
and sank to the floor.
A doctor who was near rushed to his
side nnd lifted his head into his wife's
"What is it? Mas lie fainted, doc
tor?" she whispered, glancing toward
tho door through which Stuart had
"He has had a stroke of paralysis.
madam, I fear," was the answer.
Stuart's appeal to the New York pa
pers In behalf of Harriet was success
ful. For a week he Ijnught every
morning and evening edition and read
them eagerly. Not a line appeared to
darken the life of his little pal.
Blvens' illness shouk the financial
world. The men who had professed
their friendship most loudly to his face
now sharpened I heir knives for his
wounded body. livery stock with
which his name was linked was the
target of the most savage attacks.
File tumbling of values In his securi
ties carried down the whole market
from live to six ixiints in a siuglo day.
The great palace that had n few
nights before blazed with lights nnd
eclioed with music, laughter, song
and dance and clinking glasses, stood
dark aid silent behind its bristling
iron fence. 1
Within the darkened palace the
doctors were suprene. In his great
library they held consultation after
consultation and secretly smiled when
they thought of the figures they would
write on his bills. Tlxv disagreed la
details, but all ag'ved on the main
conclusion that tho only hope was
that he should quit work and (day for
When they made this milemii an
nouuceineut to Blvei.s, lie Kinlled for
the first time. It was too good a
Joke. How could he play? He knew
but ono game, the big game of the
man hunt! He told his doctors he
would go to Kuropc and see if there
were doctors over thero who Knew
The Blinking, miserable little figure
staggered up the gangplank of n
steamer, lie made a brave show of
strength to the reporters who
swarmed about him for an Interview
and collapsed In the anus of bis wife
on reaching his staterooms.
He had forgotten his resentment on
account of Woodmau la the presence
of tho Great Terror, whose shndow
had suddenly darkened the world
The young lawyer had said goodby
to Nau with a Benso of profound re
lief. From the bottom of his soul be
thanked God she was going away.
(To Bo Continued.)
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WILL USE RADIUM
RAYS AS A CURE
Johns HopHns to Try New
Treatment For Rheumatism.
FIRST TIME IN AMERICA.
May Not Work Wall Hero In Eu
ropean Climate Theoretically Pa
tient Takes Air Saturated With Ray,
Which Travel to All Parti of the
Body by Way of the Blood Veisels.
Baltimore. The Johns Hopkins hos
pital has purchased a quantity of ra
dium in Europe and within a few weeks
will establish a new department for the
treatment of diseases by means of the
inhalation of radium emanations. So
far as known, this will bo the first use
of radium in this way in the United
Since tho discovery of tho mineral
about fifteen years ago by Professor
and Mine. Curio of Franco it has been
used in many surgical cases In Europe,
and until a few years ago its uso was
confined to such cases and to giving
what aro called radium baths. Espe
clnlly noteworthy were its effects in
the treatment of cancer, giving hope
that a new nnd permanent means of
fighting the disease had been found.
The uso of radium in purely medical
cases is something comparatively new,
It was discovered that tho emanations
from radium were enormously benefi
cial in the treatment of chronic rheu
runtisin, facial paralysis, neuralgia and
diseases of tho Joints. Tersons who had
suffered from these ailments for years
found their ono relief to come from
the strange element, and gradually a
mctlKKl of treatment has developed
from that discovery.
By this method the emanations from
radium are collected and held In solu
tlou lu tho air. A compartment called
un ' enmuatorntm is mo cauinec in
which patients of the radium treat
mcut must bo placed to brent lu In the
confined ulr laden with radium einana
tlous. An hour or moro nt a tlmo must
bo spent In tho cinnnatorlum, and the
treatment continues for threo weeks.
Tho theory is that tho radium rays,
which do not perish like light rays, but
aro held in solution In the air, are
breathed into the lungs. Thero the;
get Into the blood and thus are carried
to every orgnn of tho body. This is
whut would happen if radium emnua
lions are on actual material substance
which can saturate the atmosphere, as
seems to be tho case.
At all events this treatment has beon
practiced in Europe for two or three
years and has to its credit, It is said, a
number of cures. The substance (ra
dium) is yet too much of a mystery for
scientists to bank on what it will do or
whether it can repeat here what it has
apparently been doing in Europe. The
Johns Hopkins warns people not to put
too great confldence in the new method
until It has had a thorough trial here
Climatic conditions differing from
those of Europe may affect the man!
Testations of radium here.
One highly important feature In con
nectlon with the Johns Hopkins under
taking is that the radium treatment
will not be high priced. Rich and poor
alike will have entrance to the new do
This seems paradoxical when It is re
membered that a very small amount of
radium Is worth a fortune. One Amer
lean Dhvslclon has sent abroad for a
small supply of It and is said to bo pay
ing $25,000 for what is contained In a
very small phial. But this high price is
somewhat offset by tbe fact that ra
dium Is almost Imperishable. Giving
off emanations reduces its quantity by
Bucb an Infinitesimal amount that it is
claimed the quantity which Johns Hop
kins brings over will be doing service
for 2.000 years
Another matter which may shortly
be investigated In connection with ra
dium is the theory that Its preseuce in
certain mineral waters ts tho cause of
their curative ijtuilltlen. It Is said that
tho government authorities will appoint
experts to niul-e an Investigation of the
springs nt I lot Springs. Ark., to ascer
tain how much. If any, radium Is In the
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rum TliuiMlay's 1'atly.
Henry lliiv. was hi the cil :-
rday afternoon, driving in from
the farm lu look after .sonic busi
W. W. Carter of Weeping Wa
ter was in the city toilav looking
mailers at the
it. 11. Nickels
of near Murray
today for a few
to some trading
WHS 111 tliO CltV
with the merchants.
Attorney 0. K. Tetl't of Weeping
Water was in the city today for
a few hours attending to business
matters at. tin court house.
. i'. Nurm of Aciiawka was in
I lie city for a short time todav at
tending to some matters of busi
ness at tho county court house,
A. V.. Jameson of Weeping Wa
ter came in yesterday from his
home to look alter some matters
of business for a short time.
Thomas K. Parmole of Louis
ville came in this morning to look
after some matters of business
and visit with his family hero
Mrs. Ida Cole of near Mynard
was a passenger this morning on
tho early Durlinglon train for
Omaha, whore she visited for the
Hen Heckmaii aud Louie Hhci
nacklt! drove in this morning from
the farm, near Murray, and at
tended to some trading witli tho
Mrs. H. I). Travis returned last
evening lrom lMainview. JNon..
whore she had been for a few
weeks visiting with her daughter,
floorgo A. KalTcnhorgor and
wife drove in last, evening from
their homo, west of this city, and
Mrs. Kaffcuhorgor at tended a
mooting of tho Eastern Star.
W. II. Trilsrh and Ignac
Kohwintl wore passengers this
morning on the early Nurlinglon
I rain for Omaha, whore ( hoy wore
called on some mailers of busi
Cmmly Commissioner C. U.
Ionian returned this morning to
s home at Alvo, after being hero
several days attending me ses
sions of Hie county commission
William Kaufman, one of the
mighty good friends of the Jour
nal, was iu the city yesterday,
and wlulo here paid the ollieo a
brief call for the purpose of re
newing his subscription.
J. K. Meisinger, one of the
Journal's pood friends, from near
Cedar Crock, was in the city to
day, paying I lie Journal oince a
brief call and renewing his sub
scription for another year.
Mrs. Harrison Smilh of Rock
11 luffs was in the city today for a
few hours looking after business
mailers and visiting with her
friends. Mrs. Smith is quite, ad
vancod in years, but gets around
ns well as one much younger
County Attorney C. 11. Taylor
departed tbjs noon for Union
where he will visit his brother-in-
law, A. I., Heckcr, who was in
hired so severely Tuesday. Mr
Hooker is reported as resting
"ii.oily today and getting along as
ell as possible.
II. (i. url was a passenger
this morning for Omaha, where
he goes to bring back his son
Carl, from the hospital, whore he
lias boon recovering from an
operation for appendicitis. Mrs.
W'url has been at the hospital
looking after Carl, and will return
home with them.
Do you know that more rea'.
danger lurks in a common cold
than iu any other of tho minor
nilments? Tho safe way is I
take Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy a thoroughly reliable prec
ari lion, and r'd yourself of the
tola as quickly as possible. This
lomedy is for sale by F. G. FricCe
From Friday's Dally.
H. C. IiOng of near Murray was
in the city today attending to
some matters of business with
Leo Cole of near Mynard came
in yesterday from his home to
look after some business matters
at tho court house.
Henry Born came in last even
ing from Omaha, where he had
been looking after some business
matters for a lime.
J. D. Shrader of near Murray
was in the city yesterday after
noon for n few hours attending to
mailers of business.
Mrs. Georgia Creamer drove in
ve-lorday from the farm, south
of this city, and looked after some
I railing hero for a few hours.
Dwighl Props!, was a passenger
I his afternoon for Omaha, where
he nltomlod lo business matters,
going from there lo Ralston In
isil his brother.
Oscar Zarr of South Hem! came
iu tins morning from his home
ind attended to some matters of
usiness in the city for a few
Will Ruminell drove in yester
day afternoon from his farm and
looked after some matters of
business, as well as visited his
friends for a short time.
lUron Maker, John I'ilzpat rick,
sr., and 1. r. Jameson oT near
Weeping Water, were iu the city
yesterday for a few hours attend
ing to business matters at the
Mrs. Henry Sleinhaucr, Mrs.
John Kopp. Miss Gladys Stein-
liauer and Miss Henna Kopp were
passenger this morning for Oma
ha, where they looked after bnsi
ness matters for tho day.
Miss Christine Soennichsen
was a passenger last evening for
Omaha, where she visited with
friends and attended the per
formance of the Sothern-Marlow
company at the Hrandeis.
Heavy, impure blood makes a
muddy, pimly complexion, head
aches, nausea, indigestion. Thin
blood makes you weak, pale and
sickly. For puro blood, sound di
gestion, uso Burdock Blood Bit
ters. $1.00 at all store.
Mrs. Hatlie Scott arrived last
evening on No. 2 to make a short
visit here with her aunt, Mrs. A.
SatTord. She has been at Alliance
visiting with relatives and is en
roule home, to Illinois, but, will
make a short visit hero.
For a sprain you will find
Chamberlain's Liniment excellent.
t allays tho pain, removes tho
soreness, and soon restores tho
parts to a healthy condition. 25
and 50-ccnts bottlo for sale by F.
G. Fricko & Co.
E. H. Weseott was a passenger
this morning for Linocln, where
10 goes to attend a meeting of
the executive committee cf the
'irst District Commercial clubs."'
Mr. Weseott is vice president for
the First district of the state
There is no belter medicine
piade for colds than Chamber-
ain's Cough Remedy. It acts on
nature's plan, relieves tho lungs,
opens the secretions, aids ex.
perforation, nnd restores tho sys
tem to a healthy condition. For
sale by F. G. Fricke & Co.
Mr. and Mrs. V. R. Olmstcad
nnd A. A. Johnson of Carroll,
Neb., arrived in this city last
evening for a few days' visit at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M.
Manners. Mrs. Olmstead is an
aunt and Mr. Johnson father of
Mrs. Manners. Mr. and Mrs.
Olmstead expect to go to Gibson,
Colorado, from here, where they
will reside in the future.
Here is a message of hope and
good cheer from Mrs. C. J. Martin,
Boone Mill, Va., who is tho mother
of eighteen children. Mrs. Mar
tin was cured of stomach troublo
and constipation by Chambrlain's
Tablets after flvo years of suffer
ing, and now recommends those
tablets to the public. Sold by F.
G. Fricko & Co.
Wilkinson & Hall
The holding of successful sales is
our line. Our interests are with the
seller when it comes to getting every
dollar your property is worth. For
open dates addiess or call either of
us at our expense by phone. Dates
can be made at he Journal office.
WILKINSON & HALL-
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