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THE poet wrote more literally and accurately than he knew when he declared: Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark, unfathom'd cavea of ocean bear. There are "millions in it" the ocean. The only difficult thing about the prop osition is to locate those millions ana those gems. They are there, have been there for generations, some of them lor hundreds or years. To bring them to the light of day is a problem that many minds in the past and in modern times have tried hard to solve. It was only the other day, in fact, that there was reported the locating in Long Islano. sound of a wreck that had remained undiscovered for more than sixty years. Ou the night of the 13th of January, 1840, to be exact, the steamer Lexington was burned and sank, with a loss of 100 lives, carrving down with her more than $400,000 in United States currency, bank notes and specie. For nearly two generations she lay there, but when on the sixty-first anniversary of her sink, ing an account was published of the dis aster the attention of a wrecking com pany was drawn to the fact and a n-irhi the result that Btrctiiii uiauiun-u, i there is now .a probability that the old j Lexington may tie raisea nu -portion of her sunken treasure recov ered. The treasure that the Lexington car ried down to enrich old Davy Jones' locker is no isolated instance, it may seem needless to remark, for when the records of disasters by sea, of piracy and buccaneering are ransacked it is discovered that the list of sunken ships containing valuable cargoes is a re markably long one. Enough treasure trove, in point of fact, "lies around loose"' on land and buried in the sea to enrich nearly all the inhabitants of the I'nited States. It should not be over looked in passing that in the vaults of the British treasury there is hidden away, some say. more than $2.000,000,000 at all events, by official records. $2S0, 000.000 awaiting owners: not claimants only, for their name is legion. Again, the pirates and buccaneers who at one time infested our coasts have the name inkino op of having concealed millions in treas ure of various sorts, and it may be re marked In this connection that there have been more seekers for it by far than there were pirates originally. One of the most prominent of those gentle men of the sea who found it more con venient to take by force what they want ed than to earn it honestly was the re nowned Captain Kidd. Indeed, he is to many the typical pirate because the most frequently held up to reprobation, though there are some who declare that he died a victim to malice and was in nocent of the crimes imputed to him. However that may be. Captain Kidd made the mistake of operating too bold ly and too near our coast and was cut oft in the midst of a most promising ca reer. After cruising in various seas he returned to the vicinity of New York and buried a portion of his hard earned wealth on Gardiner's island, near the east end of Long Island. This is known because after his arrest, which soon followed, the treasure was dug up and found to consist of bags of gold dust, gold coins, silver buttons and lamps gold bars, broken silver, crystals, car nelians and precious stones to the value of more than $70,000. The chest contain ing this treasure was found and its contents were confiscated. But this was not all of Kidd's wealth, for a portion of it was probably concealed in Santo Do mingo and still another in Delaware bay. It Is this unrecovered portion, Of04-0-KHK:-0--I-J-CH- 0 - : - King Edward and the New X Ray Cure For Cancer. IS King Edward of England suffer ing from that dread disease can cer? This Is a question that has been agitating all Europe and Great Britain for several weeks in fact, the whole world is interested in it. There have been numerous de nials from apparently authoritative sources, but when It Is recalled that similar denials were forthcoming Just prior to the deaths of Gen eral Grant. Queen Victoria, Emperor Frederick of Germany and others they are received with somewhat of suspi cion. Indeed, many well informed peo ple abroad seem to think that they must have some foundation in fact and that the king is either suffering from cancer hi its incipient stages or has a very alarming condition of the throat. As a prominent figure in the world of royalty King Edward VII. is subject to the penalty of greatness (although not in himself, the great alienist Lombroso Bays, anything at all remarkable) and cannot prevent his private affairs from being discussed by the people at large. Whenever anything, be it ever so triv ial, happens to royalty all the world is at once interested. Therefore such a report as this, going forth from high places, to the effect that King Edward is suffering from an affection of the throat that may be cancerous In char THEY MAY presumably vastly greater than that which was found, that has been the ob ject of search for the past 200 years. Kidd's career terminated exactly 200 years ago, for he was hung in England in May, 1701; but he soon had a rival in the person of .the notorious Edward Teach, better known to history as "Blackbeard the Pirate," and whose op erations were extended from the West Indies to the Carolina coast. During the last quarter of the seventeenth cen tury and the first quarter of the eight eenth the rovers of the sea were in their glory, but of them all there was none so famous as the dreaded Black beard. His headquarters were in the West Indies, notably in the Danish is land of St. Thomas, where his castle is poinied out today on one of the three hills upon which the town of Charlotte Amalia is built. After making many a ' good man "walk the plank" in Car- ibbean waters and committing terrible atrocities Blackbeard came north and i made his rendezvous in Pamlico sound, i rim Hussar: He exacted tribute from the city of Charleston, he ravaged the coast towns in every direction, murdering and plun dering, and became such a terror to American commerce that the colonial government took a hand in his extinc tion. Brave Lieutenant Maynard sought him out in the armed sloop Pearl one day in November, 1718, found him at his rendezvous in the sound and engaged him forthwith. The contest was one of the bloodiest on record. The pirates first swept the sloop's deck with a cannon fire that killed more than twenty men, then boarded it and en gaged the enemy hand to hand. The principal contest was between Black beard and Lieutenant Maynard and was long and bloody, but terminated in victory for the gallant officer, who soon was sailing into port with the pi rate's head at the end of his bowsprit. Blackbeard's treasure is supposed to be buried all along the coast of North Car olina, the governor of which state, it was shown at the trial of the surviving pirates, was in collusion with him. The coast country is full of traditions of Blackbeard, and he has been the buga boo of naughty children for these many years. At the mouth of Symon's creek, near the Pamlico, one story goes, a great iron bound chest could be seen a century ago buried in the sands, but all endeavors to recover it were frustrated by the elements, the sea rising, thunder rolling and lightning flashing each time i 1 gf -- f tVTiJ,i -v 252 MU1S,, ! .skT III ) i n Sxo27fc tl SS m INKS W - CHH4 - 0H - 0 - K - K - J - 0-KK200-0:K54J- CHHfOJ-OKKI-0-2- CH-0-KH:lW-KH' acter renders it perfectly legitimate to inquire as to the possible contributory causes of such a -malady either in his own life or the lives of his ancestors. Though the facts collected by insur ance companies go to show that the danger from inheriting cancer is not so great as commonly supposed, yet the pathologists hold to the theory that it may be and often is a transmitted dis ease. Going back, then, as far in King Edward's ancestral line as the reign of the first of the Georges, widening the scope of causation and taking cogni zance of the legacy of hate bequeathed by that monarch to his descendants, one cannot avoid the conclusion that the corroding vices of the first George and the unrestrained passions of George II. have exerted a baleful influ ence upon those that followed after them. Though George III. was highly moral, as contrasted with his father and grandfather, yet during the latter portion of his long life of eighty-two years he was hopelessly insane, while his erratic temper, at times passing be yond ail restraint, is a matter of his tory. George IV. was both Immoral and dissipated. William I., who suc ceeded him, was equally vice ridden and left to his country a burden of shame In his numerous illeeitimate chil dren. His niece Victoria, as all th I treasure seekers neared the place where the chest lay. Then there was La Fitte, whose scene of operations was the gulf of Mexico and his nominal headquarters at New Orleans. He and his crews did valiant Bervice for the American army under General Jackson, but previously, tradition relates, they had ravaged many a bit of coast and hidden away millions in treasure. Some of it has been recovered, according to accounts, as well as the ill gotten gains of such river pirates as Murrel, McCabe and Mason, whose last feat was the murder of a paymaster of the United States army and his men at the same- time and the carrying off of $30,000. In an enumeration of the locations where piratical and other treasure is concealed it will be less difficult to mention than to find space for them all, for traditions point to scores of islands and headlands all the way from the bay of Fundy to the gulf of Mexico. There has been a pstent hunt for years for Captain Kidd's and other pe- ejramfc'. ,-"3-'!-Mg , -j" 'rgSMgx ggSg-wtTir- rsasd Morgan J3rv IfxJCJ ! T " - e - J TZ. jwgg HIS f RISAjS U KKV' ' treasures at Oak island, on the coast of Nova Scotia, a pit having been sunk i more than 100 feet in depth by one indi vidual, and it is well known that Sable i island is a veritable treasure house of wealth as well as a graveyard of noble ships. One of the false leads to conjectural treasure was that of the sunken British frigate the Hussar, which went down in ! Hell Gate in 1777. It was supposed to i world recognizes, was a model of vir tuous domesticity, as was her husband, the prince consort. In fact, vice and the tendency to it seem to have skip ped every other generation in the Brit ish royal line for the past 200 years and to have appeared only intermittently. As to the life led by the present king when Prince of Wales rumor has fully outlined Its character, and the deduc tion may be fairly made as to whether its general trend was contributory to health or to disease. While there may be no taint In his ancestry traceable to the disease per se and only a basis for hypothesis, it is different when his immediate relatives are taken as subjects of investigation. It was only a little more than a year ago, for instance, or in July, 1900, that his brother, Prince Alfred, duke of Ed inburgh and of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, died of heart failure, superinduced by cancer of the tongue. A year later, in August, 1901, his sister, the empress dowager of Germany., passed away, the victim of dropsy accompanying the same disease cancer. The malady which caused her death had its begin ning ten years previously and brought 1 her intense suffering, but did not threaten to be fatal until November of ; last year. She was unable to leave her ! couch when Queen Victoria waa at thai SHIPS BE FOUND. have more than $1,000,000 on board at the time, but an investigation by James Russell Lowell, when minister to Eng land, disclosed the fact that according to the admiralty records she had brought over to New York only 6,000, and even that amount had been landed before she sank. Yet there have been numerous attempts to recover the treasure she was supposed to contain, costing in the aggregate, it is estimat ed, more than $500,000. But if we would find the richest de pository of sunken treasure we must go to the West Indies and search the coral floor of the Caribbean sea. It was there ! that the Spaniards held almost exclu- j sive sway during the time when the mine3 of Mexico, the West Indies and South America were in the heyday of their fortunes. Grand old three decker galleons capable of carrying enormous cargoes were continually traversing the Caribbean, sailing from Vera Cruz, the isthmus of Panama and Santo Domingo for Cadiz and Seville, in Spain, laden almost to the gunwales with gold and silver ores and sometimes with rich stores of gems. The Philippine fleet also, by landing its cargoes at Acapul co, on the Pacific coast of Mexico, and transshipping them at Vera Cruz, fol lowed this route to Spain after the way was opened by the Spaniards. For years and years these richly freighted galleons sailed to the "mother country" with their millions in silver and gold. point of death last January and could not go to her, though the anxious moth er was constantly asking in her con scious moments, "Why does not Vicky come?" There seems to be an opinion that the dowager Empress Frederick may have contracted the disease during her long vigil by the side of her hus band, who died of cancer of the throat after having been only three months emperor of Germany. Now it is report ed that King Edward is going to spend a portion of the winter at San Remo, on the Riviera, in the same Villa Sirio which was last occupied by the Crown Prince Frederick and from which he de parted to be crowned emperor in 1838. The cause of cancerous affections, de clares a great authority, has been the subject of investigation for many, many years, but seems to be veiled in as much obscurity as ever. The older pathologists believe that a certain "dyscrasia," or constitutional vice, so alters the humors of the body that can cer and other tumors' make their ap pearance. This authority also states that heredity may play a part In pro ducing cancerous affections. - No man or woman, in fact, may be exempt from its ravages, but perhaps the strongest tendencies toward the disease spring from hereditary taint. Applying the deductions from these generalizations to the royal personage mentioned in his connection, the inference would seem to be natural that he may be suf fering from this most dreadful of ail ments. While it has been held up to within a ' few years that there is no radical cure for cancer except the knife and this in many cases has been proved a failure there is a growing belief in the efficacy of the X rays as a germ destroyer and i probably a palliative. If not cure, for 1 AND bringing back the products of Spain and recruits for the American colonies. Spain, however, was not to have this rich traffic all to herself, for the Dutch, French and English soon began to in quire what there was in it for them and, to emphasize their inquiry, sent out men-of-war and privateers to cruise the Caribbean waters. They took many valuable prizes, despite the protests of Spain, and after them came their pri vateers, who soon degenerated into freebooters and buccaneers. On the north coast of Haiti is a small island known as Tortuga, which in the seventeenth century was made the ren dezvous of the buccaneers, comprising men of various nationalities, but chief ly French and Dutch, who had been driven from their homes in the south ern Caribbees and had taken to piracy in revenge. They committed many atrocities not only upon the crews of the Spanish ships, but upon the inhab itants of settlements in the West Indies and on the Spanish main. Between the depredations of the buccaneers and oth ers Spain lost many millions, and with out their aid she always reckoned the average annual loss at $1,000,000 from hurricanes alone. The buccaneers sacked such cities as Santo Domingo, Cartagena, Maracaibo, Colon and Porto Bello and harried the Spanish fleet so that very few of the treasure ships ever made their voyages unscathed. The typical buccaneer is found in the person of Henry Morgan, a Welshman, who went to the West Indies when young, fell in with the buccaneers of Tortuga and finally became chief vil lain of them all. He committed atro cious murders on the Spanish main, sacking cities and putting their inhab itants to torture and the sword. To ward the end of his career of crime he landed on the isthmus and marched overland upon the then wealthy city of Panama. This city he robbed of all its treasures, to the amount, it is estimat ed, of $15,000,000, and, compelling several hundred prisoners to accompany him on his return journey, marched back across the isthmus to the Caribbean side. He capped the climax of his atrocities by massacring his prisoners, and, finally, after killing many of his own men, he made for the island of Santa Catalina, about a hundred miles east of the Mosquito coast and not far from Roncador reef, where the Kear sarge was sunk a few years ago. There, QrtK0&iiiiii- cancer. It is a germicide, acting upon 1 1........ r. V,it 1 i 1. . I i .... nv - (.nil nnii . forming ozone and increasing the red corpuscles by stimulation, thus promot ing the vitality of the blood. Suffering humanity will be cheered by the belief that at last a possible cure has been found for cancer, for, so far as experi mentation has progressed, it seems to have proved effectual in several in stances, and noted specialists have de clared In its favor. Great advance, they say, has been made in this direc tion since the deaths of the Emperor Frederick and of General Grant, who were both victims of the same terrible cancerous trouble, one in the throat and the other at the root of the tongue. Many now living will recall the long and heroic siege that General Grant underwent at Mount McGregor in 18S5. At first the trouble appeared only as a soreness of the roof of the mouth, which developed into the cancer that caused his death. It was the belief at that time, as it is largely now, that in cancerous cases where internal or deli cate organs are attacked little besides merely palliative treatment should be thought of. Surgery has often been ap pealed to, but only more as a means for averting immediate dissolution than with any real hope for a radical cure. If. then, the X ray cure be all its advo cates claim, the discovery, or, rather, the application, will be hailed with joy all over the world. ALLAN GERMAINE. THE WOBLD'S OLDEST STATUE, There is a statue in a village in Egypt which is said to be the oldest in the world, having been in existence more than 6.000 years. It is the representa tion of one of the chiefs of the domain wherein it waa erected. WHERE It is said, he buried the bulk of hl treasure, after which he murdered all, or nearly all, of the men who knew of its location and sailed for Jamaica. He was called to account by the British government for his many crimes, but with his vast wealth not only purchas ed exemption, but a title, from that dis reputable monarch, Charles II., and now lives in history as "Sir" Henry Mor gan, at one time governor of Jamaica. It was not like Sir Henry Morgan to leave any portion of his ill gotten mil lions on the island where he buried it. but during the past twenty years or so tne stories of its continued existence there have been revived, and several expeditions have been made with a view to recover it. So far as known, all have been fruitless, but a cave, reached only by submarine passage, has been found in which were discovered traces of occupancy and of concealed plunder of some sort. That .Santa Catallna and Tortuga contain buried treasure In vast amounts is undoubtedly true, and as neither . island is very large it would seem an easy thing to discover it. But the former is subject to violent hurri canes, and the currents surrounding it are treacherous, while Tortuga is own ed by the semibarbarous Haitians, who jealously resent any Intrusion of for eigners, especially of white people, and will neither explore for treasure them selves nor permit any one else to do so. Pirates and buccaneers concealed their plunder all along the coasts of the Caribbean, not only on the Spanish main, but in many islands, and indica tions of buried gold are constantly com ing to light, especially in the Danish is lands of St. Thomas and St. John, in the Pearl islands off Venezuela, in Porto Rico, Cuba and Santo Domingo. ' So far as sunken galleons filled with gold and silver are concerned, the is land of Cuba is almost girdled with them. In the year 1675 a great treasure galleon was sunk northwesterly from Key West; in 1717 five Spanish galleons, with $4,000,000 in bullion aboard, were sunk in the channel between Florida and Cuba; in 16SQ more than fifteen tons of silver were thrown overboard off the west coast of Cuba; all around the Isle of Pines are sunken wrecks of galleons containing at the time they were lost from $100,000 to $1,000,000 each. Twelve tons of silver were being car ried as ballast from the mines of Potosi to Spain when one stormy night the galleon was captured by buccaneers, who threw overboard the crew and also the silver bars, which they took for some baser metal. This was in 1679, or sixteen years before Sir William .Phipps, the New England Yankee, re covered thirty-two tons of silver and a large fortune in gems from a sunken galleon off the north coast of Santo Do mingo. And he found but one of a fleet of five or six, all of which were carried down in a hurricane. On the south coast of the same is land, In a locality over which the writer of this article has himself sailed, lies the galleon in which Governor Bobadil la took passage for Spain in the year 1502 and which sank in a hurricane with all on board, while containing In its treasure tank the largest nugget of gold ever found in America. If the inquiry were to be extended to the Pacific coast, it would be found only less rich than the Caribbean in sunken treasure ships, for all the way from Chile to Alaska, and especially off Mexico and California, vessels have gone down with wealth untold. FREDERICK A. OBER. 0KW'O - 2 - 0:W2 - 0 - K5 00d-KKi 0-Mi-K?4M-CH-Q How the Women of Japan Storm Japanese Bargain Counters Sift;'- 4 hMprn Shopping i3 pretty much the same the world over, only in Japan It Is, if anything, more elaborate than anywhere else that Is. the visits to the shops by Women who have Infinite time to waste and vast curiosity to satisfy are ro n erally more protracted than elsewhere. The Jap Is notable for his patience and obsequiousness, but after one of his countrywomen has spent half a day in his shop and then, after fumbling over goods enough to stoc k a harem, makes a l'w bow and retires, with the promise to call again a week later, the long surTVi ing little brown mar. has been known to slam his goods about ami say things. He is, however, too polite to express his feelings before the ladies, and as his shop is open on all sides to the streets and without glass windows or doors he ha l be careful to retire to a private corner before indulging in "swear word." HOW CHARLES T. YERKES BEGAN HIS CAREER Charles T. Yerkes, the Chicago strew railway magnate who is now bulldini electric lines in London, showed an ear ly appreciation of the theory of buyim. and selling to advantage. He tells hov a a boy he f re quented a sale room near hii home. "One da y.' said Mr. Yerkes "I noticed sev eral boxes a soap or a cer tain brand whicl I had often beei sent to buy a the corner gro cery. I though to myself, "Tha will go cheap, so I straightwa: ran to the cor ner grocery, and after drawini from the grocei a promise ti "I called mrt from my cor- pri(.e for m ner another bid." many boxes o; that soap as I could furnish he, o: course, never dreaming I would supplj them I leturned to the saleroom. A box of this soap was about to be knock ed down to the highest bidder, when ', called out from my corner another bid The box was declared sold to me an my name demanded. 'Charles T Yerkes, Jr.," I piped out in a shriL' voice I was only eleven years old. "The bystanders were amused, bui their laughter gave place to amaze ment when I bid in the entire lot ol twenty-two boxes. I promptly deliver, ed them to the corner grocery and re ceived the price agreed upon. Mr Hawes, the astonished grocer, upoi learning how the purchase had been ac complished, remarked, "Well, I guess could have done that myself." And 1 replied that I guessed he could too." THE HOSTESS' 1 K V KXiK. A gentleman who was Invited out t dine lately observed that the chande lier over the dining room table was ol peculiar construction, so that there wai a light over the head of each guest The globes were of various colors, soma amber, some red and some blue. "What is the object of having th globes of different color?" the guest asked of his hostess. "Why, you see," said she, "when ont gives a dinner or tea one must Invite some people whom one perfectly hates. Now, last Tuesday I gave a supper, and I had to invite two women whom I de spise. But I had to Invite them, or some of the young men I wanted wouldn't come. I had my revenge on my fair enemies, however. I placed each of these two women under one ol those pale blue lights at the tat la. They are usually considered beautiful women, but under that light they had the most ghastly look you ever saw. They were perfect scarecrows. They seemed to have aged twenty years tha minute they sat down. The men no ticed it, of course, but they did not di vine what caused it. They were quJte taken aback and awfully glum at first. But finally one of them turned, with a sigh, and began talking to a real home ly little thing that was sitting under a ruby colored light. Why she was per fectly charming under It. So you sea that when I want people to look per fectly hideous I put them under the blue lights. It kills everything." The gentleman looked up. He wai under a blue light. PAT'S READY EXCISE. During a severe engagement an Irish private was espied by his captain in tha act of beating a hasty retreat. The man had been a favorite with his su perior officer, and when the latter ap proached him on the subject the fol lowing day it was in' a spirit more of sorrow tiian of anger. "I must confess, Pat," he said, "that your action in the engagement yester day surprised me. "An' what's the rayson of that, or?" "Reason enough, Pat. Didn't you promise me you'd be in the thickest of the fight, and didn t I catch you actual, ly running away, you rascal?" "Running away, is It? 'Dade, cap tain, but ye desave yourself. It was In remembrance of my promise, sor, that Oi was runnin' around troyln' to foind out Jist where the foight was thickest," WOMEN OB" ESDIHMTE. In the bakeries of La Rochefoucauld, in France, it Is said that women entei the ovens when they are at a tempera ture of 301 degrees.