The Congress: Aluminum

Suddenly, a fortnight ago, the word "aluminum" burst into the headlines. The New York World was the first to put it there, whether simply as a brilliant idea or because it had advance knowledge that the word would soon get there. It was not scientific interest in the light and very useful metal which elevated it to the headlines; it was its connection with the name of Mellon, for the Mellons, headed by Andrew W., Secretary of the Treasury, have long been the leading factors in the...

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