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TILE MORNING TIMES. :ftRTrDAY, 3IAHCH 26, 1897,
Tie World of Business.
YcsttTduy iu "Wall Street.
New York, March 25. -There was a
material falling ofr in the volume of busi
ness at the Stock Exchange today, the
Kileb of stocks amounting to 136,392
shares., against 335,000 Minrcb on yester
day. Siicculation throughout was fever
ish and uiibcttlcd, and the tendency of
prices was downward. Professional oper
ators generally -were arrayed on tiie short
bide or the account, but here and there
evidences -were plain of covering by im
portant interest.-,. One broker supposed
to. be connected -with Kccne interests,
bought 5,000 shares or Sugar and 4,000
bharcs or Jersey Central. These purchases,
however, had little influence on the gen
eral market. London also turned up as
a liberal bujer of St. I'aul and otlierstocks,
taking fully 8,000 shares or'rne former.
Local traders ignored these developments
and at eacli advance put oat moderate
The decision or the United States Su
preme Court in the case of tlie Trnns
Jiiissouii Freight Association is still the
main bear argument, and operators for
lower prices seemed to be quite confi
dent that in the end the courts' ruling
would icsult in a general demoralization
Qr, railway rates. A rumor rioiu Washing
ton that a bill permitting pooling by the
roads would shortly be introduced received
litUc credit in usually will-infouncd quar
ters, in view of the fate or the Patter
bon measure. The pres.suie to sell was
most pronounced in the grangers, Heading
and Northern Pacific. Theseissuedropped
anywhere from 1-2 to 2 per cent, Uur
lington and Quincy, Reading first pre
ferred, Noithwest, Hock Island and St.
Paul bconng the heaviest losses.
In the IndustiiaN Sugar advanced to
113 3-e,and the stock commanded a small
premium Tor use. Thi alarmed the Leais,
Vut after the smaller shorts l.ad coveied,
thejuicedropped back to 1 12 3 -J. Leather
preferred showed weakness in the late
trading, selling down to 07 1-4, a less of
1 1-2 per cent. Speculation leftoif weak
in tone. Net changes show Ictses of l-4a
1 1-2 pei cent, Kuilincton and Quincy
and Heading fit sts pi efi-ned leading. Man
hattan, Western Union, and Hubber pre
Teiied gained l-al 7-8 per cent.
The bond market was lower today
Transactions aggregated $1 , 05)0,000.
Atchison. Colorado and Pacific ? fell 1
to2S, Atchison adj. 4, 1-2 to4."; Brooklyn
Elevated 5s, 1 to -13; Burlington and
Quincy con ",;, 3-4 to 101: Denver and
"Rio Grande 4s. 1 to SS; Eue fir.-t con. 7s,
3-4 to 139 1-4: Fort Worth and Denver City
firt Os 1 1-2 to 57; Mobile and Ohio gen.
45,3-4. to 06 1-2: Rock Island ext. and col.
5h,3-4 to 104 1-4: Tenne-see Coal and Iron,
Birm. div., con. Os. 2 1-2 to S6: Denver
and Gulf con. 5s. 7-S to 34 1-8, and West
ern Pacific first Gs, 1 to 102.
In Government bonds Si 00,000 coupon
4s or 1925 sold at 123 1-2, and $1,00(1 do.
of 1907 at 113 1-4.
Xew Yorlt Stock Maikct.
Corrected dally by "W. B Hlbbs & Co ,
Hankers and Brokers. Members of tho
. l Stock E.cha.iEe. 1421 F 6treet
Op. High. Low. CIo.
American Spirts 12?s '2U 12 32
American Spiiitspld... 31VS 2 3I 31JJ
Am. Sugai Refinery..... 112 ,' 113?J U ,'' 1I2
American Sugar, pfd... 102?i l?i 1022,' 0:
American Tobacco 75Ji 7tJ 75? TG
American Cottrn OP
AtcliUon, Top. fc S. F.. 10 103i 0' io
Mch..ToiudS.F.prd.. 2V.i 2! lO,5 LCJ,
Haiti more A Ohio..
Bav Slate Gas.
C iiadn Pacific
Chesapeake fc Ohio...
17 17 lCi
SO SO 29J!
lili riK 7
Clilc. Bur. & Quincy.
Chicago & Nothu'n loijj MCJi irc3i tic?,
Chicago Gas "05 7S'C 7S 7bJi
O. M. and St. P. 70i 75 J. 74.'. 75.S
C , M. &. St. Paul, p d
C. H. l.andl 6 3 0." 04 BOi
Conso'.iilated Ga 157?, lo7' o.Ji 157J,
I1. Lac. A; west
Del. tt Hudson
Denv. fc It. Gjainl,pfcl.
lOr i07? 107 107is
lllii.uis Cc:itial .....
Lduisvi le & Xasliville
Mo. Pad lie.
M., K. AT. pld
National Lead Co
.. 13Vg 131 13,',' 13','
.. 334 r.,54 o3 S3 Si
..94 04 93. $132,
. 167 1C7 17 107
.. 40.'i iGH 46 40JL-
.! i'ill bij Vi bi'l
'.. i" it" i7i is"
.. .-9,'s 29s' 2S.V 2sI
. 2iS 227, 227.' 22;
.'. 87,'i 87" 9i fcO.V
,. lOJi' 10.'i OjJ; Oiy.i
. I2M 12i" 12;i I2.H
,. ;;g ;57, v.it 3l)B
.. 14 14 J37,' 14
.. 2CV V0?i U,i 2
. .2' . -l!i 217
.. 27' 27ii Vt, 20;.
..a 'J V 9
.. -Vi 21 h -Cli )V
.. Ui 0 ti
.. 575. JU 07-i 57 M
,. IS,',' 13j! 13?i I3,
Xat.onal Lead Co ., pfd.
ev Jirsey Central .,
New York Central ....
Northern P-iciac p.d.,
Ontario & Western
Phiia. & Reading.
Tcnu. Cta! A Iron.....
Union P.iCihc ,
U. s-. Leather pld......
Wheeling fc L. Lrie...
West. Union Te. Co..,
ti'Ji b-X tiJi S3.j
The maiket yesterday was vacillating
and inconclusive, closing neither up nor
down much from opening prices in any
Instance It may be that the fight be
tween the bears and the bulls will have
no very appreciable result today or to
morrow. It is the opinion or several
traders that I have spoken to that both
the prosperity boomers and those who
expect to make money on the bear side
will make a good fight for the next two
or three days, and that the result is in
doubt, with chances ravoring fluctuating
I am glad to quote the Town Topics' Fi
nancial Bureau in support or the contention
made by this column on the day alter
the trans-Missouri decision of the Supreme
Court that the railroads will continue to
"lt does not stand to rhyme or reason
that stocks arc going out or sight. Ab
a prominent member or the board says,
'railroads are like cat b they always land
on their reet. There will be some measure
adopted, some plan suggested and put into
execution, which in the course or the next
thirty days will enable the common trans
portation companies to ovcicome the dis
aster which seemingly now thieatens them.
Iu the circumstances, stocks will not de
cline very much."
The cTfect of this decision has ap
parently expended itself as far us im
mediate icsults iu downward tendency of
tho market is concerned. If the market is
still too high, the manipulators will be
forced to take up borne other cudgel.
Almost any )ld rumor will do, of course.
Stories are coming from all around that
the railroad associations arc breaking
up and going out of business on account
or this decision. The board of administra
tion, or the Western Freight Association
closed ith offices Wednesday night. All
the papers assert positively that Burling
ton has withdrawn from all of the associa
tions. It ib still maintained that Atchison
has withdrawn from all associations. Just
how much these wittuCawals and rumors of
withdrawals may mean, It Is difficult to
say. There Is an idea In some people's
minds, however, ihafc there is plenty of
chance Tor subterfuge and evasion in rail
The opinion ot the counsel for the Joint
Traffic Association as to the 6Copc of the
Buprcine Court decision is expected today,
come time this morning, and pending that
railroad people are reluctant to express
definite opinions. There .have been no
notices of withdrawal received by the
Joint Traffic Association Tionj any of itb
members, and the association Is proceed
ing wlthits business as usual.
Close observers of trading In St. Paul
believe that the ktock will be attacked by
the bears whenever the market is weak.
St Paul has not been ninkiug the good
bhowing recently thai some people ex
pected of it.
Holders of reorganization certificates for
stocks and bonds' of the Philadelphia and
Reading Railroad Company are notified by
Morgan & Co. and Droxel & Co. that on
and after Thursday, April 1, they-will be
prepared to begin the Issue of new securi
ties in exchange for reorganization certifi
cates. Persons who are entitled to any
fraction of a .share may either sell it to
the bankers or the bankers will sell them
surh amount as may lie necessary to en
title them to an entire share. In the
absence of definite instructions from the
depositors the Traction will be bought by
Gas was down a point yesterday to 78
and a fraction, and it closed at its lowest
figure or nearly so. The bulls on Gas
say that this morning should be a good
time to purchase again, and that Gas is
on its -way up without any question.
It is said on F street that the Capital
Traction Company is soon to be listed on
the New York Stock Exchange. The usual
method of the brokers on the Stock Ex
change when a new stock is admitted Is
to sell it down, if they have to soli it short,
in order that they may get into It at a low
figure. There has been considerable-dealing
in Capital Traction Tor the last two or
three days, and prices arc down somewhat.
It "seems probable that when the stock ib
listed on the exchange they will drop fur
Pneumatic Gun Carriage, after being sold
down to 70, is now apparently on Its way
up again, and several lot changed hands
yesterday, off the board, at 75. I under
stand that the character of the purchasers
in these sales was such that the street is
beginning to want Pneumatic Gun, the
sales yesterday being to people who are
buying for investment entirely. The stock
beems destined to anothei strong rise.
There has been considerable trading In
bank stocks iccently at lather lower fig
ures. The selling has been by banks who
were holding the stock as ctllateial for
loans. It is being l.oight by people who
wisn good investments, and should be an
excellent thing for the stocks. Tl is is
especially true of Lincoln Bank, 100 Muircrt
of which have been sold at 102, a eiy
CuthbertA Co .the brokers v.I.o had the
officeou F stieetin the Emmons Building,
have teemed the place until now occui ied
by m. Helphenstiue, in the back part of
the Adams Building. I suppose theie
will be a fiieiidly livalij between Cuth
bcit& Co. and Gurley & Bauoss.
"Wn-liinuton Stock Market.
Sales Ohio National Bank. 10 nt 90;
Capital Traction, 21 at 52; United Slates
Electric Light, 5 nt 90; Pneumatic Gun
Carriage, 300. at 75 cents; Mcrgenthaier
Linotvpe, 100 at 122 and 4 at, 122 1-2.
After call Capital Traction, 50 at 52;
Lanston Monotype, 100 at 7 7-S.
II. S.4'S. a 100 QJ
U. S.4'S. C. 1007 Q. J
17. S. 4's. 19 5
U. S. .Vs. 1M4 Q, K
5s 1S90 "20-voar FnniUng" I't
C 19j2 "SO-icar Puiulin z" gold ... 1 0
7s I5WI, "Water Stock" curicncy.. Ill
7s 19o 1 ater Stock" currency. Mi.V
"Funding" currency ?.Oi's
Met. RRSs. ISTi
Met. K KConv. Gs
Met. R R Cert, or li ilvbtedncss .
Belt R It Cs. l"21
Eckincton R R-.'s
Colu-idila RltO's. 1914..
Wash Gas Co. Scr A, G"s. l!Mrl-'27. .
Wash Gas Co.Scr H.b's.lSOi-'JJ..
Chcsand Pot Tel 6's IKH-19SI
Am Sec t- Tr -V.s. - and A. 1903...
1 7 1.0
ioi " ....
Am Sec & "I r -Vs. A and O. 59 .... 101
Wash Market I o l,t C?. 1002-iail.
S7.0'.'0 retired annuallv 103
Wash Market Co imp tr. 12-27 ....IS
Wash Market Co ext'nffs. ir-'2. 10S
Masonic Hall Association i's. lltio. lot
Wash Ltlnf 1st 6's, 1901 9
KATIONAI. HANK STOCKS.
Bank or Wasliinctun CGI
Bank of Republic 2(4
Metropolitan ... 2S0
Farmers' and Mechanics' 174
Coin nl ia 125
West End 10i&
SAFE DEPOSIT AND TltUST COMPANIES,
Nat. Safe Deposit and Trust.
Wash. Loan and Trust
Anicr.'securitv and Trust
Wash. Safe Deposu
Capital Traction Co
CAS AND ELECrniC LIGHT STOCKS.
Washington Gas 43
Georgetown Gas 45
U.S. lilrcnic Light S0V
German American 1SS
National Union Wi
TITL.E INSURANCE STOCKS.
Rcai Estate Title 00
Columbia Title 5,','
Washington Title 3
Chesapeake and Potomac. .v 69
rVmcilcan urapiiopnone sj,
Ameiican Graphophone, pfd..
Pneumatic Gun Carriage
Mergcr.tlialcr Linotype (new)...
Washington MarKct T. .
Great Falls Ice
Chicago, Mai-ch 25. Wheat had a slow
and draggy market today, the fluctuations
being within an extremely nanow range,
strength and weakness alternating fre
quently, and the close bhowing a small net
loss f lorn yesterday. Crop damage reports
from Illinois, Indiana and Missouri were
quite as numerous as ever, hut the trade
was disposed to consider them as exag
gerated to some extent. Fine growing
weather prevailed in most sections, that
being the ptincipal weapon in the hands
o the bears. Liverpool opening cables
quoted l-4.d. decline, closing ones adding
another l-4d. reduction. The Northwestern
receipts continue free, today's arrivals
amounting to 313 cats, against 205 last
Thursday and 4.76 a year ago. Chicago re
ceipts were eight cars, and4d,2G2 bushejs
were taken from store.
The Cincinnati Price Current summary
reported gloomy advices on the growing
crop from Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri,
but cheerful news from other sections.
Berlin cables were 1 1-2 marks lower,
and Antwerp unchanged. Pai is had a holi
day. Export clearances were light at 176,
I87bushels. Ma wheatopenedfrom72 5-S
CORSON & MACARTNEY,
Members of the New ITork Stock Ex
change, 1419 F St., Glover building.
Correspondents of Messrs. Moore & Schley,
Bankers and Dealers In Government Bonds.
Deposits. Exchange. Loans.
Railroad Stocks and Bonds and all securi
ties listed on the exchanges of New York,
Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore bought
A specialty made ofinvestmentsccuri tics.
District bonds and all local Railroad, Gas,
Insurance and Telephone Stock dealt in.
American JUell Telephone Stock bought
and sold. rahlti-tr
to 72 3-4, sold between 73 1-8 and 72 l-2a
72 5-8, closing at 72 5-8a72 3-1 1-J of a
cent under ycsteidny Cash wheat uyw
steady at yesterday's pi ices. Receipts -at
principal Western points 322,331 bushels.
Shipments 123,514 bushels. Receipts at
Eastern points, 15,357 bushels; shipments,
Chicago Grain and I'rovl.sion Market
Corrected daily by W. B. Hibbs'&Oo.,
Bankers and Brokers. MemhcrH of the
N. Y. Stock Exchange. 1421 V street.
Open. High. Low.
72i 73J 'ZH-H
T1V -X- 71Ji
Mtf ;3 ,,'
2o ay. J5,s
17 17 I7,V
18 18,',' la
8 77 H.90 8.7."
s.yu 9.02 s.uo
l.'Jo 4.30 1.25
i. 85 4.40 4.35
1.C7 4.77 '.G7
1.72 H.77 1.72
.New York Col ton Ala riser.
Open. Hisli. Low. C'c
March O.'.cl 603 C.ii 0 01
April 0.f0 C.t)7 IU8 HI).
iMav UlHi .')l U.'j2 7.u:
Juno 7.01 7.02 0.18 7.02
Intci-niil lieveniie Itecelpts.
The receijits from internal revenue es
teiday weie S47S.162; from customs,
S576.G41, and miscellaneous, 539,090.
THE LUIS TRIAL ENDED
Tiie Defense Put Xo Witnesses on
A Sealed Vei diet Ordered to Be Itc-
tui-iied Tills. Morning; ! udge'.t
Cliarye to thu Jury.
Baltimore, Marcli 25. The trial or Dr.
Joseph J. Luis, the alleged Cuban fili
buster, was concluded today iu the United
States distiict court. Thu defense, believ
ing that the prosecution had not made
out a case, placed no witnesses on the
bland. Two hours were allowed the coun
sel for each side in which to aigue the
ens", after which Judge Morris instructed
The Jury retired at ,':30 o'clock, and
had not reached a verdict at a lute hour
tonight Should a decision be ai lived at
tonight, it will be sealed and presented
to the court in the morning.
When counsel ror the dereuse stated that
they would present no witnesses, a long
type-written statement or the law on the
subject of filibustering Avas offered with
the request that it be submitted to the
l'istrlct Attorney M.-irbury opposed the
request, but the paper was admitted by
the judge. He said that the statements
of law were coriect in the abstract and
that he should trust to the understanding,
or the juri and grant the prayers as they
stood in connection with instructions
which lie should give in the case.
The prayeis of the counsel for the de
fense showed that it would not attempt to
deny that Dr. Luis had been instrumental
in furnishing money rr the Titling out of
the Wooclnll, nor indeed that he intended
that it should carry arms to Cuba, and
men wTTTr'ntended to enlist iu the Cuban
army. JJut in doing all this he was not
violating the law.
It is permissible for a vast el to carry
arms as merrhaudi&e for thu purpose or
supplying insurgents lu a country with
which the United States is at peace, it was
argued, and ttis also permissible to carry
men who intend to enlist in the insurgent
army, cither individually as passengers or
In a body, providing they have not been
organized in the United States as a mili
Judge Morris, in his instructions, said
that the crime of cons-piracy had been
charged. It was not necessary that all of
of the parties charged were proved t0"be
in the conspiracy. He said the proof that
Dr. Luis and any of the others conspired
together would be sufficient to convict Dr.
"As to the fact of an agreement be
tween Luis and Kolofr for some secret pur
pose,'' continued the judge, "you have very
direct evidence, if you are to believe Cnpt.
Hudson. Capt. Hudson was a co-conspirator,
and his eiidence should be carefully
"If satisfied that Luis and Roloff agieed
to carry a botlv of men fiom the United
States to Cuba, then you must inquire
whether it was a military expedition.
To make a military expedition it is i.ot
necessary that the men be uniformed, or
that they have a military 'organization,
such as observed in a regular aimy.
"It is no ciiine to transport as individ
uals men who Intend to enlist in the in
surgent army, nor is it to tiansport anus
as merchandise. The United States in
sists upon the neutrality or other powers
as between the govcrnmentand insurgents,
and it is a point or national honor that
they should maintain such nctitiaiity."
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The nanator or the story becomes ac
quainted with a strange old man who has
u curious history. Once a prosperous tn edi
ted, the old man's mind has become im
paired thiough the death or his wire.
Chopin's famous uinrch was played at the
funeral, and since then the old man
Landls is his name who Is tomethlng of a
musician, continually pjays the march, in
memory or ins dead wire. He buys rive
pianos, but. Is btill unable to play the march
to his sntisractio.1. Finally he has an organ
budcin his house, and out or It he derives
much comfort. But his ambition Is to play
the marcli o-i the organ lu Albert Hall. Lou
don, of which he has heard so much an
organ with ten thousand pipes. In Older to
go to London, he is saving nil his little in
come, starving himself and living the life
of a miser. His servant, an old uegn-sb
named Millie, is compelled to steal furni
ture from the house m order to keep her
seiraiive. Thoiiarrji'ionif the story reasons
with the old man to get hl:u to live more
"But why should you be iu such a hurry?"
I argued. "Why not eat three times a
day and wait six months more?"
He looked at me pityingly. He twisted
around on thu bunch again and played the
J Found Ilvr i tlio Kitel.cn.
march from beginning tv end. Then lie
"Think of that on-,10,000 pipes, and-
don't ask me why 1 fiiust starve."
What could I say ao-hJui? I wondered
whether he were not Ijappy for all his
sorrow to posses-, nn ambition of such
strength Is surely worth .something. It
was paying for itself vdth his life's blood.
1 left him at his organ, and went in search
of Millie. It would nevec do, I thought
to let her sell nil of hib things. I would
arbitrate and try to compromise with her.
I found her in the kitchen, Just finishing
the feast of sausages - eating them from
the pan in which they had been cooked
and using a broad butcher's knife In place
of a fork. She looked even older than
the master of the house. Her hiir w.ts
a rusty white what there was of it
her cheeks sunken in and her eyes
red and watery; beyond her head there
was nothing but a dirty bundle of rags.
She stared at me furlUely as I made
my way across the dirty floor.
"You're Millie?." 1 questioned.
She said she was.
r'.y fella -A '
tf Tssr-'44H 92
1 Found III in Sittini; on the Floor.
By the time our conversation had endi.il
I had quite a good opfnion or the old wom
an, who had served Mr. Landis ever since
his wife hod died and hml'recelved nothing
forhur workbuther sctiuj-food, the money
for which she usually had to steal from
him. For days at a tfiile the old man had
gone without food, t till she had been
obliged to threaten tp kill him to mnke
him eat. She got his clothes for him by
begging, and sometimes did washing to
buy things for him. She said she was tired
of "slch goin's on;" so; to nlake sure that
she would not sell the lead pipe and sta
tionary fixtures in the house, I promised
her a ccitain fcinall sum every week If she
could get nothing from her master. I did
not tell him what I had done.
I saw him eyery week, and each time
listened to his divine music, forgetting for
the time his mode of existence. I could
not but notice, however, thntat eachyisit
he seemed weaker and more nervous yet
more happy and exuberant. I judged from
this that his savings were increasing rap
idly. Five months went by and I had grown
to love the old man. t had long talks with
him, nnd argued and argued to keep him
from killing himself. He would always lis
ten attentively and then' go through with
his never-wearying march and smile at me
It is worth it. I must play it on the big
organ thinlrofit; ton thous'anU pipes!'
He must have realized that some one wns
supplying money for him and the old
ncgrcss to live on, but he said nothing
One day when I called I found him sit
ting on the floor in front ot his organ count
ing money Into a small tin box. He hardly
noticed me, and there was a strange, terri
fled look in his eyes.
"They made me spend five dollars,'' he
"They said the yard and cellar should be
cleaned and they cleaned them made me
pay five dollars. I could have started in
two weeks.' He pressed the bills down
into his box, and after a fin , caressing
look shut it and hid it back of the organ.
I guessed that an agent of the board of
health had been to see him.
Three weeks later he told me that he
would be gone iu five days and asked me
to go down to the ship with hirn and
see him off. lie had engaged his passage
In the steerage.
"Millie Is to have the house when I
am gone and my two hundred a year for
working for me. She can eat three times
a day till she dies.''
"But what will you do for yourself.'' I
".Me? I shall die when I have played
on the big organ. I shall not bother
about money any more. I have ."50
besides inj ticket what more can! need?'
That had been on a Thursday in August.
His ship sailed on the following Wednes
day. I helped him pack his bag and
get his things ready, feeling as though
I were aiding and abetting some unlaw
ful act. The old negrcss looked glum
I was to help him down to the wharf,
so I appeared at his house at G o'clock
Wednesday morning. When I rounded
the corner 1 saw a score of persons
standing iu front of his door, and my
heart sprang Into my mouth. I ran
down the street and pushed my way into
"What's the matter?" I demanded
"I don't know," said the man, "but
The walling notes of the organ struck
my ears and made ine shiver. The same
notes, the same discords wailed out tin
ecasingly. The windows were shut. I
shoved my way up the steps and rang
the bell. I could hear It awaken the
echoes In the all but empty house and
then die down and get lost in the wail
ing of the organ. No one came to the
door. I rang again, and the crowd
looked at tne wonderingly. My face
was pale, I know, and I must have looked
as I felt, terribly evclted.
"There's ghosts in theie," I heard an
old man say, and those who heard passed
the remark to the others, and all drew
away from thehouse a little. A policeman
came up and wanted to know what the
"My friead, a musician, lives here," I
explained, "and I think something has
happened to him."
"Ring the bell," he said, and then gave
it a pull himself. He got no answer, and
the walling or the organ still conCinued.
"Come with me to the back of the house
and let us break in," I suggested. We went
around thiough a filthy alley, followed by
half of the curious crowd.
A small boy climbed over the fence and
opened the gate for lib. The back door was
open, and I rushed thiough the house ahead
of the policeman and into the parlor. I
could see nothing on account or the dark
ness, but the wailing of the organ chilled
me. I knewthat my friend lay on the keys.
I opened one of the shutters, and we
picked him up, the policeman and I, and
carried him upstairs to his warm little
He was not dead. When we had bathed
his head and forced a little whisky into
his mouth, he opened his eyes. He caught
hold of my hand and gasped:
"She stole it all all all! Catch Millie!
I must go and play, for there are ten
Then he fell back unconscious again.
The doctor stood holding his pulse for a
"Where does he want to go?" he asked
me, studying the old man's face.
I told liim the whole story as briefly
as possible, and then looking up fiom the
pitiful, woin face, he said, speaking in a
very quiet voice:
"If he docs not go, he will probably
go mad. He has but a short time to live,
any way: so he'd better go. I'll pay half
1 interrupted him, assuring the other
$23, and thanked him piofufcely for his
kindness. The old negrcss had not taken
"When he comes to again," the doctor
said, "you tell him that the woman has
brought back the money. That'll bring
him around all right, for it's only his
nerves that are keeping him alive now.
"We'll ee him safe aboard the steamer,
and he'll pull through till he gets to the
organ. It doesn't seem to matter what
He handed me the $25, and then set
about restoring his patient to conscious
ness. Slowly the wrinkled lids opened
and I stood looking sorrowfully at my old
friend. I hated to He to him.
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"Be quick," the doctor said, sharply,
"don't let him think."
Then 1 "explained" to Mr. Landls. If
all the lies I have ever told had repaid me
half so well, I would not regret there.
Nearly two weeks after that day Avlicn
we saw the old man off Tor his long
Journey, I saw a little note in a news
paper stating that an unknown man had
been found dead on the keys of the organ
in Albert Hall A little later a friend of
mine living in London, to whom I had
written telling of .Mr. Landis, sent me a
letter giving me the beautiful end of my
Of how Mr. Landis got to London, and
how lie succeeded iu getting into the big
hall, the letter did not tell. Hut just
after daylight one morning Chopin's
"Marche Funebre" was heard rumbling
forth from the powerful organ. A police
man, the driver of a hansom cab and the
man in charge of the hall went to Investi
gate. When they got near enough to see
how old and feeble the man was, they
hesitatcd, not knowing exactly what to do
The driver called to the player to stop,
but the old man did not hear him. The
policeman was for going up and pulling
him from the bench, but the janitor held
"Yer fool," said lie, "keep shut an"
listen to 'is playin". I've eard thet a
good many times, but blow me If I ever
'card hit played in thet way."
So those three men sat down and soon
they were listening with all their ears
and eyes, and mouths, too. The janTtor
told my friend of It afterwards.
My dear old friend had nearly finished
whea they came in, but when he did reach
the end he did not stop. He started to
play it over again and other men and some
women and a few small boys crept Into
the hall to hear the music. The men stood
far back with their hats off, and the
women with their heads bowed, all deeply
arfected. Even the small boys kept quiet,
which is a good thing for a London urchin
to do. As I had been fascinated, so were
The old man was apparently uncon
scious of their presence". lie played as
he never played beforewas playing his
own funeral marcli this time, and I knew
his wife's soul was near him. The hall
was us still as death, save for the miisic,
and when the last note came nil the
listeners held their breath. Landls hat
still for a moment, and then it was he
who broke the silence witn a soft sigh,
but still no one back of him moved. He
raised his hand, us if to push iu the
stops, but the arm dropped down to the J
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bench, and he would have fallen had not
the janitor jumped forward and caught
him in his arms. He was carried away
fainting with exhaustion, to a hospital,
where he soon died.
'And do ye know," the janitor had con
cluded to my friend, his eyes swimming
even then, "every one of them what wu
there wus cryin' like little mites of babies
when we took 'im away?"
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"Mr. Gibbons," said the teacher of tlio
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this figure of speech. 'At this time tho.
Emperor Frederick hatched out a tcheme.'
"It seems to me all right," replied tho
young: man, after tome hesitation.
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It." Chicago Tribune-
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