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THE MORSTESTO TIMES IJtfOiNDAY,
MARCH 22, 1897
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ICopyright, 1S97, by Hugh H. Lusk.)
The narrator, Hall, of the story is mak
ing a cruise among the Islands of the east
mi Archipelago on a trading brig. She
lb becalmed in Illolo bay. Tom Madison,
the supercargo, is familiar with the his
tory or the islauds, and tells a story of
)iow, in 1573, a Spanish galleon, laden
yith gold, was said to have been burnt
pnd sunk in tho bay by the natives. Hall
Is gazing in the clear water as they drift
ulong,when he sees a form that resembles
n ship lying on the bottom. He tells
Madison, who asks the captain to cast
anchor, without telling him why. Under
pretext of examining the coral beds, Hall
determines to go down in a diving suit
the next day and investigate. The plan
Is carried out. He finds the object of
bis search, and it proves to be the charred
bulk of the galleon. Groping around in
the hull he discovers the bags of gold
coin, but finds himself also in the arms of
a huge devilfish. The monster tries to
crush him. but the leather diving-suit pre
vents, and finally, apparently, decides to
wait until the man in its grasp is ex
hausted. TART IV.
At last he was satisfied that his time
tad come. Suddenly at the 6amc moment;
Iwo more dark shadows flickering like
the fangs of some huge python passed
before my dazzled eyes, and I felt them
nlightonc on my leg and the other on my
arm. 1 staggered forward wit h the "weight v
that was cast upon me so suddenly. At
last I could see him, glittering with a
faint phosphoric light in the darkness
overhead, but I knew that at last I had
liim face to face. AVhat was he like?
Even now I can give myself- no certain
answer to that question. There was some
thing like a head, and yet it was not a
bead: something that resembled a beak,
and yet was unlike any beak I had ever
seen. The eyes only the eyes-were rec
ognizable as like, and even these were
unlike anything I had known. I could feel
each one of the bands he had thrown around
p RHH 1 i liyE I
M'KIEI A BASS SINGER
Joins in (lie Singing of Hymns,
A VERY IMPRESSIVE SERVICE
Dr. Johnston Frenches nn Eloquent
Sermon at the Metropolitan Dr.
Mllhurn Assisted Miss Mabel Mc
Kinley Accompanies the X1 resi
dentThe Church "Was Crowded.
Tresident McKinley went to church again
on Ids ttiird "White House Sunday, and
the rule for ids church conduct may bo
consldeted established. At Canton he
had the reputation for very strict attend
ance at the morning service. It is bald
that he almost never missed a Sunday.
His Canton pastor told a Tunes reporter
during his visit to Washington during
Inauguration that there were few of his
congregation who were more faithful at
the 11 o'clock set vice, hut that he seldom
attended in the evening. So far the
President has followed out this plan en
tirely, lie lias not yet been out to church
or anywhere else Sunday evening.
Yesterday the President wat accom
panied by Miss Mabel McKinley. They
came several minutes late, and the church
was already well filled, with the excep
tion or Uie "President's pew," when they
arrived. The same large crowd as that
of the two former Sundays gatheredaround
the C street door of the Metropolitan to
witness their entrance. The service had
been delayed for the President's arrival
and did not begin for'a few moments after
he was seated. Those outside came in and
the crowd was neaily as large as two
The brightness and the warmth of the
spring day had tempted tho ladies to
wear their piettlest gowns and bonnets,
and there were so many of them that
it might almost have been Easter. There
were also those otlier evidences that the
Metropolitan will be the fashionable house
of worship during this Administration.
Among the congregation, besides the
White House party, -were Congressman anJ
Mrs. Gillet of New York, and Mrs. Logan
and Mr. John A. Logan, jr. The Logan
pew is Immediately behind President Mc
Kinley's. The clergymen who assisted in the
.service, in addition to Dr. Johnston, were
Chaplain Milburn, of the Senate, and Dr.
The opening hymn was the "Holy! Holyl
Holy." The President Joined in the sing
ing in tills hynm and ail the others. He
sings a good bass, but seemed somewhat
to defer to his niece, Miss Mabel Mc
Klnley, whose voice is of a sweetness and
power that could be distinguished quite
readily by those in the nearby pews.
Chaplain Milburn recited the second les
son, the thirteenth chapter of St. John.
Or. Johnston, ia his first prayer, asked
11 blessing on the President and those
at the White House; on the Cabinet and
the Congress, and petitioned that the coin
ing years might hi lug a return of pros
perity to the country and of contentment
to the people.
Dr Johnston' preached the sermon, tak
ing for ills subject the church building
as a sanctuary He spoke of the ne
cessity of attending church and of the
blessings which come to those who worship.
This discourse was a most eloquent plea
for regular church membership and work.
It was said that it was one of the best
that he has ever preached.
President McKinley Is a most reverent
and devout worshipper. He takes part
in tho whole service and is noticeably
attentive to the words of the preacher.
At the end of the sen-ice the congrega
tion waited in their seats, standing until
the President had passed down the aisle.
Outside another large gathcringtof Interest
ed observers watch him to his carriage
with Miss Mabel on his arm. He raised his
hat to the crowd as he passed.
J. V. N. Huyck, 1505 Pennsylvania
avenue, has a large sum of money to
loan at a low rate of interest. See ad
Delmonlco on "Wheels.
The dining-car service 011 the Royal
Blue Line trains to New 1'ork, Philadelphia
and Baltimore is unexcelled. The tables
are always supplied with the best the
market affords, and the service is strictly
correct in all respects. mh22-27
me tighten with a convulsive pressure
as it came. I could feel each of its hun
dreds of suckers pull and strain till they
dragged my flesh into burning ridges under
my coveting of leather. He was close to
me now, and he seemed to gather himself
together for a final effort. His fiendish
eyes seemed to fix and paralyze my own
till I could only gaze and gaze into them
a strange creeping numbness coming
over me as I did so.
At that moment I felt a sudden pull
at my waist. Once, twice, a third time!
Some one had pulled the rope. In a
moment life and consciousness seemed
to come back to me and I was myself
again. Like a flash I had gripped the
tomahawk more firmly in tho hand that
was least encumbered and struck at the
demon cjes that glared on me. They
seemed to flarh a lurid fire at me as I
did so, but the edge sank deep. Again
and yet again I btruck in the frenzy
ot my recovered hold on life. There
was a terrible convulsion in which each
of the clinging bands that bound mo
look a share. 1 felt myself dragged and
tossed, and wrenched, in that supreme
agony of my assailant, till at last I lost
my balance and fell.
AVhen I recovered the consciousness
which I must have lost, It seemed to me
like a dream. I lay on the deck of the
brig, and Tom Madison knelt on one
knee beside me, while the skipper's face
beamed on me from the background.
My helmet had been taken off, and the
hot sun was shining full on my face. I
struggled into a sitting position and stared
round mo, stupidly for a moment, then
Tom's voice said:
"AA'ell, Hall, that was a pretty narrow
squeak, wasn't it? AA'e owe Boru, here,
something for finding you.1' I looked
round. Tho deviirish lay beside me; one
of his arms, was fastened upon me still.
A rnlnole or two passed before I could
SOCIAL AND PERSONAL
The opening of Mr. Thomas E. AVagga
man's'art gallery this afternoon and even
ing, for the benefit of the Sisters of Mercy,
is an event which will afford many art
lovers an opportunity to see one of the
finest collections of paintings and eorioa
in America. Mr. AVaggaman lias kindly
opened his gallery for charitable purposes
on previous occasions, and the public has
always appreciated his efforts in behalf
of the poor by turning out in large num
bers, and they have been amply repaid
by tho art treasures exposed to their
Mr. "Wnggamnu's collection is so well
known that it is hardly necessary to go
Into details in regard to what it com
poses. Tho fact that this is one of our
fashionable chanties will make the revenue
derived therefrom of sufficient moment to
greally aid those for whose benefit it is
The following well-known ladles are
the patronesses for the affair:
Mrs. William II. Dyer, Miss Dyer, Mrs.
A. O. Johnston, Mrs. William Hungerford,
Mrs. E. L. Kengla, the Misses Jirdeiutou,
Mrs. John Cammack, Mrs. W. T. Dyer, jr.;
Miss Roach, Mrs. A. L. Lisucr, "the Miiscs
Heitman, Mrs. Thomas J. Irwin, Mrs. A. L.
Bryant, Mrs. William J. Zeh, and Miss
Agnes Morgan. ,
The gallery will be open rrom 4 o'clock
this arternoon to 11 p. m. Tickets can
be had at the-gallery, No. 3300 O sLreet
Mrs. McKinley and a party from the
White House will be given a private view
of the biograph tills week.
During the pabt week Mrs. Grant, Mrs.
Sartorls and the children of Col. Fred.
Grant were among those who attended an
Mrs. Benton McMillin has recovered from
her recent indisposition.
Miss Marion Slater will give a progres
sive euchre patty on Thursday evening.
The Southern Relief Society will hold
Its second informal social meeting tonight.
Senator and Mrs. Lodge will entertain
at dinner on Thursday evening in honor
of Vice l'resident and Mrs. Hobnrt.
S1P SHOT INTERVIEWS
"When shall I become Speaker? Never.
1 mean to come to Congiesslor the balance
of my life, of court e, but I do not ntpire
to be Speaker. A k long as Tom Reed cares
to accept the place there should he no
rivalry, anyhow. AVI 10 would think of
burglarizing the eternal fitness of tilings'
by opposing him? He has 1 cached the point
when he has lost Interest in everything
but the helm, and 1 I nieu't airivcd at the
stage where the Speakerf-hlp has any at
tractions." Representative "Joe" Can
non, of Illinois.
"The litUe king of Greece is the biggest
man in all Europe just now. Turkey will
never get hold of Crete again. 1 do not
think that King George stands alone; he
probably has some backing; although it
cnnnot be definitely ascertained what
this Is. Tho five great powers will
never divide Greece. Austria would like
to see that country sunk in the Mediter
ranean, with all her people and dependen
cies, as you may infer if you will read
the history of Greece since the beginning
of the century. Russia would like to get
something, without risking much. JJut
Greece has everything to gain and noth
ing to lose. And she will not lose In
this fight." Kimon Xicolaldes, Oriental
"It seems to me peculiarly fitting that
the President should worship atourchurch.
As The Times has stated, it is in a man
ner a national church for the Methodists,
built by the people all over the country. 1
1 ear of people in every State who feel that
Ihey own 'brlckb' in the building." Dr.
Johnston, Pastor Metropolitan Methodist
"It was said, I don't know how truly,
that the great F street sewer was stopped
during the whiter in order that the street
might not be torn up while Mr. McKinley
was at the Ebbitt At any rate the work
has now begun again and the street Js
cry dirty." J R Smith, Clerk.
"The New York Stock Exchange Is hav
ing great trouble with the 'bucket shops,'
which grow more numerous every month.
Their latest move Is now on. They arc try
ing to prevent the AVestern Union from
furnishing the stock exchange quotations.
A little while ago there was a movement
among some of the leading New York
brokers to keep the bucket-shop adver
tising o'lt of the newspapers by refusing
to do business with papers which accepted
it. It was partially successful. Eut the
solution of the trouble is not yet found.''
AAr. B. Gurley, Stockbroker.
realize what had happened. Even that
ghastly-looking object, with its livid arms
and mangled, shapeless body and head,
that now lay limp and placid on the deck,
seemed for the moment hardly more sub
stantial than a dream. After a few mo
ments I put out my hand and touched It,
and with the touch It all came back to me.
"But the gold, Tom,' I exclaimed, eager
ly, looking into Madison's face, "surely
the native brought some of tho gold up
Tom smiled and glanced at the captain,
and the captain shook his head.
"Have a drop more brandy, sir,'' he said,
"ye ain't shook the water onto' yer head,
not yet.'' and the worthy skipper held a
glass of brandy to my lips as he spoke.
I groaned. It was just what I had
expected. Of course, they didn't believe
in the treasure ship, and r had nothing
to show nothing at least, but the re-
I Struck fit the Demon ISje That
Glared at Me.
mains of that wretched devilfish, and
of coui'hc that proved nothing. I looked
fiom one to the other, and then my eye
Tested on the black, who seemed to bo
the one referred to as Horu by Madison.
"Did the nigger tell you where he found
me?" I asked, looking at Tom.
"No, Boru isn't communicative, and
It was just about all he could do to
speak at all by the time he got you up.
But where do you think you were?"
"In the hold of the Spanish galleon,
to be sure," I said, promptly, "within
a couple of feet of the treasure."
"The devil you were!" exclaimed Tom,
in a 6tartled tone.
"Look here, Tom," I said, as I pro
ceeded to get up, "if it hadn't been for
A GRAND FflE IN BERLIN
Oermans Celebrating the Cente-
nary of Emperor William.
j ,1 "i
A. NOTICE TO THE POWERS
Great Britain Insists TJpon Two
IVeeloi' Notice to Greece Before
a Jlloeltudo of the X'Jrueu Is
Enforced The Eate.rn Situation
From 11 Gerinuu Standpoint.
Berlin, March 21'. Today's ceremonies
in connection with the celebration of the
centenary of Emperor AVilliam 1, which
properly begins tomorrow, consisted of
religious services iii"tlie Kaiser AVilliam 1
Memorial Church, at which the emperor
was present. The emperor was received
at tho Potsdam railway station by color
detaciimcnts from tho various regiments,
which lie reviewed. After the review the
kaiser placed himseir at the head of the
column, which marched through Konig-
gratz strass"o, Brandenburg Gate and Unter
den Linden to the old Kaiser Wilhelm
palace, wbero the colors were deposited.
A banquet was given at lite Schloss to
the royal guests.
In the evening there was a performance
of grand "opera at Hie Itoyal Theater and
gala performances at Kroll's. and otlier
theaters. All of the official and many
private buildings were decorated with
flags, bunting, etc., and presented a
beautiful appearance. Tomorrow there
will be fetes at the various schools, fol
lowed by parades of fecliool children, so
cieties, guilds, veterans, etc. The paiade
of the Guard du Corps and the Berlin gar
rison before the emperor and the royal
guests will come next, the kaiser riding
along the front of the troops from tho
ing the Brandenburg gate tho emperor
will head the maicli of the tioops to the
Kaiser Wilhelm I monument, where, after
the troops have been masse;! to the right
and left, the ceremony of unveiling the
monument will be proceeded with. When
the unveiling takes place a salute of 101
guns will be fired and all the bells in the
city will be rung. In the evening a grand
btate banquet will be given- in the 'white
hall of the Schloss, a performance of grand
opera in the Royal Theater and gala per
formances at the other theaters. One of
the features or the evening program will
be an Illumination of-the public and prl
vate buildings throughout the city.
The understanding 'here is that Great
Britain has in.itiedu.p6ii the powers ac
cording to Greece tw'wecks' notice be
forethe foreign warShip enforce a block
ade agnltnt the ' Piraeus, the port of
Athens uiid the ptirtf'flP'VoIo in T iKftil y;
and ia not at all 'In -favor of Russia's
project that the ifofefn troops In the
island of Crete 'hall Attack the Greek
army or occupation under Col- Vnsos
and compel their withdrawal, it is known
here that "Lord Snllstrary continues to
treat directly with the Greek government,
but no official opiufoil' regarding Eng
land's action in this .matter lias been
The unseen allied- of' King George at
the courts of St. Petersburg, London and
Copenhagen, are Splendidly assisting him.
Without incurring - cent of expenditure
for a secret service? bnd the Greek govern
ment is kept apprHed of every move on
the diplomatic board and have thus been
enabled to counter tlie efforts of their
foca at the three imjierlnl courts. To
this is largely due the prolonging of the
negotiations, which from time to time
have threatened to end in the most
vigorous coercive measures. The kaiser's
government baffled and annoyed, linvc
definitely retired from the front, and
now limit their action to following the
persistently active diplomacy of Itussla.
M. Delyannis, the Greek premier, has
abundantly 'shown in tho course of his
career that he does not lack in courageous
initlath e, sometimes approaching rashness.
But ho is now resorting, as befits the
position, to Byzantine tactics.
The successive notes of his government
to the powers, have continued to load
them into a series of diplomatic colloquies,
the tendency of which was toward com
promise, and the aim of which has been to
give Greece, in the last resort, some way
of retreat from a most difficult situation.
A most critical juncture of the past week
was "when the Russian government alone, or
in conjunction with Austria, and supported
by the approval of the kaiser, threatened
to cut short all parleying with Athens, and
send the Russian and Austrian squadrons to
the Piraeus. Instructions "were actually
sent by Admiral Tyrtoff, Russian minister
that brute of a fish, I'd have brought
gold enough on board with me to con
vince all hands, and as it ia I'm going
back to get it."
Tom's face looked puzzled, as If he
hardly knew what to think, but there was
no hesitation about the captain's jolly
visage as lie exclaimed: "Not you, my
hearty! That thundering devil fish has
got inter yer head, but ye'U be all right
when ye've had an hour or two's snooze."
1 put my hand on Tom's shoulder. "Come
on below, old man," I sold, "and I'll
tell you all about it."
The skipper nodded to Madison. "That's
talkin' now," he said. "Get him to lie
downu bit, till lie gets ovcrit, Mr. Madison.
I should like to hear about it myself, only
I've got to go ashore again now. Keep the
yarn till I come back, Mr. Hall; ye'U tell
it nil the better for a sleep."
"Now, what's to be done, Madison?"
I asked, as wc sat .half an hour later
on opposite sides of the table in the
little suloon of the 'brig.
"You'ie dead sure itherc was no mis
take, Hall?" he sald.i "It was coin you
saw trickling into ,the water?"
"Sure?" I ejaculated, with contempt.
"Should I want to go back again for
fun, do you suppose?"
"AVell," he said, after thinking for
half a minute, "there's only .one way
that 1 can think of you'll have to go
down again. I'd go-myself in a moment,
old .man, but the chances are I shouldn't
find It." , -r
1 jumped up nndgiippcd Tom by the
hand as I exclaimed: "That's what. I
say, but how are wc going to manage it?
They'll try to atop , my going."
"The skipper w.ould, sure enough,"
said Tom, with a lough, "but I can man
age the others while he's gone ashore.
I'll go and talk to the mate now, while
you get into the togs again. I'll have
to offer him a share, though, I expect."
"Oh." I said, "of course we'll all share,
Tom. There'll be something for every
body, if we can once get it up."
Ten minutes later I went on deck, ready
to face it again, and the moment I looked
at the men I could see that Tom had been
as good as his word. There was more
curiosity than ever In the glances they
cast at me, and there ffiw a look of sup
pressed eagerness about the mate's face
that convinced me he would forward my
enterprise by every means in his power.
"Look here, slrl",he said, coming up to
me, "do ye think ye could pilot us some
where near the spot? Mr. Madison tells
mo ye saw it from the deck, and I should
feel more easy in my mind if I could feel
sure as there was no mistake afore ye
of marine, to Admiral Andrelcff, com
mander of the Itusbian squadron, ia the
Mediterranean, tb take his squadron to the
Piraeus and await orders from the Russian
minister at Athens, who waa to present
an ultimatum from the three Imperial
This precipitation Is understood to have
been averted more by the representations
of France than by any regard on the part
of the czar's government, for the main
tenance of the "concert." It had the
effect, and perhaps it was so designed,
of forcing the hund of M - Hauotaux, French
minister of foreign affairs, who waa re
luctant to orfend French feeling by strik
ing at Greece, and at the same time 'dis
inclined to hold aloof from France's ally.
AVhile the kaiser, like the car, has been
all for action first and parleying after
ward, "Lord Salisbury's tentative xiolicy
has been directly the reverse.
Probably the kaiser would not have
hesitated at a direct rupture of the con
cert. The hesitation came from St. Peters
burg, whether due to secret court influ
ences or to the delay of decibion 011 the
part of France, or to both combined, is
a matter of surmibe.
Greece lias obtained a pause, which, by
all accounts, was badly required. Out of
most contradictory reports as to the state
of the Greek treasury and the Greek army
which have been received here, it is diffi
cult to ascertain the exaqt truth. Putthig
aHidc the obiously unreliable and ficti
tious reports from Greek sources, which
credit the government witli having or
ganised u perfectly-equipped force of
G5.000 troops, most of which are now on
the iroatier, the statments from quarters
friendly to Greece, credit her war office
with manging to send to the front an
effective force or about 25,000 men, in
cluding the best of the reserves. There
are, besides, about 30,000 men uaderurlll,
but a small portion of which force could
be relied upon for service In the field,
though they could take part in irregular
The enthusiasm or the reserves appears
to have cooled down and many of them
have returned to their homes. At all
events, they are no longer with the colors.
AVhat happened in 1880 when the Greek
army was mobilized has occurred again.
At that time there-was a fair rush of men
on the first call. The enthusiasm spent
itself rapidly. Out of the G0.0U0 men that
the war office counted upon, not half
came under drill, and desertions became
numerous. Gendarmes and troops hud to
hunt up the reluctant in every district, and
at one time nearly 25,000 men were on
the police rolls as being wanted for evad
ing service. The men called to the ranks
may not want patriotism and courage, but
wretched payment, miserable food and the
needs of their work at home have put a
strain on their patriotism. As to the treas
ury, it was announced as ready for war
with only 750,000 sterling in the chest
and no credit In Europe. The troops on
the frontier ate mostly barefooted and
Tbeadvicesof the Vienna CorrcsiKtuduiice
Polititiue, generally unbiased and fairly
accurate, describes the condition of the
Turkish troops on the frontier as bad, but
assert that the equipment ofthc troops,
so far as war material is concerned, is
excellent. These considerations must weigh
with the Greek government in rendering
it adverse tu risking war. These dis
patches last week announced a. Ser! Bul
garian alliance, but since then it has
transpired that the Athens cabinet had
merely hoped for effecth-e and imme
diate aid against Turkey from Ihese
Balkan States. It Is now known that
they are rather against Greece than with
hor. The personal equation has come in
again, and in (.lie disadvantage of Greece
In the spring of last year King Alexander
of Servia visited Athens in connection
with his proposed marriage to the only
daughter or King George. The then
premier of Servia, M. Novakovitch, a pan
Hellenist, projected this matrimonial alli
ance, but King George had no liking for
It. King Alexaader returned to Belgrade
Where a new ministry under M. Simitch
was formed, aluiing-at the Serbo-Bulgarian
entente, now concluded. The princess
Marie, of Greece, has been bethrothed to
a grand duke of Russia, and the King of
Servia lias become a willing instrument
in settling the arrangement with Bulgaria
No encouragement to Hellenism Is a main
point in the Balkan-Slavonic alliance.
A semi-orriclal denial was recently given
to the report that cx-Minister of AVar
Gen. Bronsart von Schellendorf, would
stand for the Reichstag in the Mecklen-burg-Gustrow
district, in the Agrarian In
terest in the coming elections. The de
nial was made In such a form as to con
firm the belief that he intends to become
a candidate for some constituency. Gen.
Bronsart von Schillemlorf would be a very
uncomfortable critic in the Reichstag for
his late colleagues. Ministers Boetticher
and Marschall von Bieberstein. He is Just
the man to pour out his pent-up wrath
upon them, so all means are being used to
influence the kaiser to prevent him from
The idea seemed a good one, and in
less than five minutes wc were in tho
boat, two sailors rowing, and the mato
and Tom peering over 'the gunwale on
each side, while I did my best to direct
the man as I sat in the stern. AYc rowed
some, little distance, and then I made
them turn and come back, but as yet
we had seen nothing. Surely we were
close to the brig now, I thought, and jet
"AVell, I'll Be Jiggered!" He Exclaimed.
we seemed to have taken the right track,
too. I stooped over the side and gazed
into the glassy depths, and even as I
didi so a shadow seemed to rise from
the bottom- I grasped the gunwale and
stared into the water. Yes; there it
was again. The same shapeless yet sug
gestive rock I had looked at from the
"Stop rowing!" I shouted; "back water,
In another minute we lay perfectly
appearing as a member of the Reichstag.
Gen. Bronsart is rather out of favor with
the kaiser. Count AValdersee, on the other
hand, has been restored to his imperial
majesty's good graces. It ia even eaid
that the couat was consulted by the
kaiser In drawing up his great navy
A BATCH OF X.1KS.
Mr. Fred I.. Fntneis'Heplies to the
Churges Alleged Against Him.
To tho Editor of The Times:
I have seen in your paper a copy of
what purports to be charges preferred
against me by one Dr. AVilllams to Col.
Dewecs, president of the Union Veteran
Patriotic League, In which lam accused
of expressing "ghoulish glee" whenever
the funeral of a Union soldier takes place.
I am also charged with damning every
Republican who ever has been or is still
in the Government employ.
The third, charge is that I denounce
Grant and Garfield as scoundrels, thieves,
I am thirty one years of age, born In
Ohio after the close of the war. It ia
not reasonable that I should hold any
such feelings toward Union soldiers, ainl
equally incredible that If I held them I
should be fool enough to give them ex
pression. As to charge two: My Immediate
superior" officers are James R. Cook, chief
clerks and J?rof- AVillis-L. Moore, cliief of
the AVeather Bureau. They are Repub
lic;! ns, 'anil are, 1 believe, as they have
always been, my personal friends. They
have marked my official rating, as a re
sult ot which I have been promoted four
times a fair exemplification of the value
or civil service rules, when honestly applied.
If this charge had a scintilla of truth in
Itiny time would be fully employed, as
there have been a good many Republicans
in office , and will continue to be.
Charge three is equally silly, equally
mendacious, equally absurd.
All or the chargen, if they have been
made, are false in every sentence, syllable
and letter. My fault, if it be one, Is that
I am a Democrat a Lincoln, Neb., Demo
crat a personal acquaintance of Mr.
Bryan's, for whom I should have been
glad to have voted if I could have had
the opportunity. My appointment, in the
first instance, was procured, not by Mr.
Bryan, but by Secretary Morton. I had
the misfortune to have my leg crushed
while a conductor on the Burlington and
Missouri Railroad, and was obliged to
find other means of support. If I am to
be discharged to make room for someone
else, It must be done in a straightforward
way and for the proper reasons.
I know my duties; have performed them
satisfactorily; entertain my own views of
what is proper, politically; allow others
to do the same; keep a civil tongue in my
head at all times; respect and obey the
orders of my superior officers, and have
a proper amount of coatempt for any
men or set of men who would, for the
sake of the small place I hold, slander
and vilify, and, if possible, destroy the
reputation of one whom they do not
know and who never could haie done
them any hnrm. FRED L. FRANCIS.
Garnlvnl of Athletes.
The Colored Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation will open a bazaar and athletic
entertainment at Odd Fellows Hall on
M street tonight, to continue three weeks.
A number "of prominent colored residents
will Initiate the carnival--with addresses.
A GOOD PRACTICE.
If You AVnnt n Goud Appetite and
After eaclr meal dissolve one or two of
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets in the mouth
and, mingling with the food, they consti
tute a perfect digestive, absolutely sare
for the most sensitive stomach.
They digest the food before it has time
to ferment, thus preventing the formation
of gas and keeping the blood pure and
free from the poisonous products of fer
mented, hair-digested food.
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets make the com
plexion clear by keeping the blood pure.
They increase flesh by digesting Hesh
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets Is the only
remedy designed especially for the cure
of stomach troubles and nothing else.
One disease, one remedy, the successful
physician or today Is the specialist, the
successful medicine is the medicine pre
pared especially for one disease.
A whole package taken at one time
would not hurt you,b-it would simply be
a waste of good material.
Over six thousand men and women in
the State of Michigan alone have been
cured of indigestion and dyspepsia by the
use of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets.
Sold by all druggists at CO cents per
Send for Free Book on stomach diseases
to Stuart Co., Marshall, Mich.
still, and to my surprise not more than
thirty yards from the brig. Tom .nd
the mate gazed downwards for some
heconds without speaking, and then tho
latter looked up.
"AVell, I'll lie Jiggered," he exclaimed,
"if I don't believe as It Is a ship after
I put on the helmet -which lay on the
seat beside me, -and Tom saw to the
fastenings. I motioned to the men to
pull a stroke and then to stop. Tom saw
that the gear was clear and the hands
on the brig looking after the pump, and
in another instant I had lowered my
self over the stern. Tom put a large
butcher's knireinto my hands and nodded.
Then I let go. AVc had judged our dis
tance well, for when I elt nrr feet touch
the bottom and looked around I found
that I was standing, once more on thu
sloping deck- of the Spanish galleon. A
UADEMl- 1'riceH 25, SO, 75c hud 81 Ot
AVed. and s it Alain. 25 and 50c re'd
A AVEEK OF FUN.
TUNEFUL MUSIC. PRETTY GIRLS
Next week G us Thomas' Comedy Drama
KW NATIONAL T11KATKK
Every Eve.. ed. anil Sat. Mat-.
An Important Dramatic Event
DR. BELGRAFF" V
A Plavof IntrsfTnt:pr5fc
Next Week THOMAS Q. SEABR00KE.
aKANU Ol'EUX HOU3K.
KERN A I - IUFK. Mamreri
WEEK COMMENCING MARCH 22.
Popular Price Mats. AVeu. and Sat.
First Appearance in Washington of
THOMAS E. SHEA
In a Grand Scenic Production of James
AV. Harkins, Jr 's, Latest Success,
The Maii-o'-Wur's Man.
See the Actual Naval Battle Scene
Between ail Amerreaa and onanist!' vessel.
Direction of George H Brenpan.
SATURDAY NIGHT -By Request, MR.
-bULA will appear in the great dual role of
DK. JhKLL AM MI", IJV1K.
Regular Prices 15.25, 50and75c
All Seats Couponed.
NOTE A gobd seat on first floor for
25 cents. Seats in Box, SI.
Next Attraction "Saved from the Sea.'
LA VA Y ETTK. TOIG UT.
Matinees Wednesday and 3aturday.
LATEST AND BEST PLAY,
Management Al Dayman and C Frohman.
With the Original C:i-(!
Maurice Barrymore, Miss Virginia Harned,
J. H- Gilmor, Miss Olive Oliver,
AVilliam F. Owen. MtssMarg't Robinson,
Theodore Roberts. Miss Blanche Burton,
Charles Harbary, Miss Louise Biooks,
George II. Fernie, Edwin AVarren,
Milton Lipman. Robert Holland,
Ueorge Howard, Victor Moore.
NO RAISE IN PRICES
Regular Matinee and Evening Prices.
Next Attraction E 11 SOTHERN In
"AN ENEMY TO THE KING."
Matinees Thursday and Saturday.
A Beautiful, Pr.ii,.nntic and Superbly
The Original London Company,
Chorus ot Sixty A'otces,
Orchestra ot Twenty-five.
ext Week Henry Miller in "Heartsease."
K15KNAV- I.Yi'Kini THEATER
ALL THIS AVEEK.
Matinees Tues., Thurs. and Sat.
Sam. T. Jack's
Presenting only new, nrvel and up-to-date
2 SPICY BURLESQUES -2
Next Week liopinn 3 Tra ns-Oceanics.
BIJOU ALL THIS AVEEK.
Monday, MATNPFQ Friday.
Tuesday. iLrAllttDDt Saturday.
Stowe's Grand Scenic'Production,
UNGLE TOM'S CABIN
A GRAND CAKE WALK.
Challenge Open tn All.
ALL THIS WEEK
DAILY AT 2 30. 4 30 AND 6:15 P M.
Special Inducements to Schools, Churches
Clubs and Societies
Boston Instrumental Club
MRS FRANK A. GARDNER,
Henefit of Homeopathic Hospital. Matinee
WLDMiSDA X,March24.at toclock First
floor and balcony, j1; gallery, 50 cents
All seats reserved without extra charge
Uox Office now mh2i5t-ni
47 7th St- N. AV., Near E St.
ADMISSION. 15 CTS.
Tlli'l,AWItt.U5 SCilUOL ot AlUiJIC
GEORGE AV. LA AV RENTE, Director.
VOICE, t Specialty of lleginners.i PIANO.
Studios, 4 and G. 934 F nw. REASON
ABLE TERMS. Natural Method. Voice
Trial Gratis. Pupils' Recital, March 31
step or two, and I had reached the edge
or the hold, and in another moment I had
dropped Into the hold.
It looked strangely familiar as I cast
a quiet glance around me In the liquid
twilight, but I felt that I couldn't afford
to pause- I turned my face resolutely
to the darker shadows and descended tho
slope step by step into the darkness be
low. I was determined to succeed, and
yet the effort was the greatest I had ever
made in my life.
At last I had reached the place. If it
hail only been by the sharp shudder that
passed through me I should have known
that It was the same. Yes, there was the
black heap of piled-up cases once more,
there the black cavern out of which tho
arms had stolen I could fancy I sav and
felt them again. I waited in breathless
expectation, but nothing happened. Then
I stooped forward into the darkness and
groped blindly in the shadow. I gave a
cry as I felt my gauntlet close upon
something the touch of which seemed fa
miliar even through the leather lc was
I am not sure how I got back to tho
daylight. I pulled the signal rope as
agreed, and still in the same state of
unnatural excitementl found myself hoisted
through the water to the side of the
brig. The boat was there before me, and
the first thing I saw as my eyes recovered
from the dazzled feeling with which they
confronted the white sunlight were the
eagerly startled faces of Tom, the mate
and the sailors. The mate grasped me by
the arm and he and Tom hauled me on
board the boat, and then for the first
time I opened my hands and let the flash
ing sunlight glitter on the quaint gold
coins that had lain hid so long amidst
the coral beds of the bay.
As I had anticipated, the evidence of
the gold was irresistible. AVe moved,
the brig to the spot, and the task or
getting up the treasure proved less la
borious than might have been expected.
For my own part, I didn't go down
again. Now that the excitement was at
an end I found that the strain had told
upon me more than I had any idea of
at the time. I was, however, the hero ot
the party, without a rival from that day
forward, and I confess the position was
a pleasant one, as I lay on an extem
porized couch under tho awning .sail
and watched bag after bag ot yellow
gold deposited on the deck beside me
an It was hoisted out of the hold of the
Spanish galleon, where it had been guard
ed so long and so well by the great devuV
fish of IHolo Bay.