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on board a ship in the h.irl">r the rk hes oi the cathe dral noted as "iic of the wealthiest in the w< rl« 1 . The ship was captured by a Chilean revolutionary vessel, which was caught by the dreaded pampero, and was beached «n a sandy bay oi Trinidad. The pirates hid the treasure in the ravine, and signaled tin lirst passing vessel.which, unfortunately for them, was a Spaniard. They wore recognized and taken to Cuba and hanged December 2, ißai, in Cabanas fortress, Havana — all save a lad "1 fifteen, a Finn cabin boy. Fifty years later, when the mate of a sailing ship trailing m the China sea, the Finn told his skipper oi the treasure and showed him a chart of the island that had been given to him by the pirates. After the old Finn's death the Captain sent his son t<> the island. The latter reported that Tr;nida<' in every detail was as represented, but a landslide had closed the ravine with r-'ek and red earth. Incau tiously the s«>n told the pimple "f the ship the se ret of his mission. The next year an independent expedition went t>> the island from Liverpool; ant the blazing sun, the fever, tl c heavy surf , and other natural obstacles played bay* c with the men, and the expedition failed as have four itl.ers. all English, since that time. If this treasure should be found, some queer complications would follow on the question oi ownership. First would be the claim < f England, the teg haying been raised there .:s early as 1700; then of the Portuguese oi Brazil, who had .1 settle ment there ..bout 1750; of Brazil, since the inland lies off her coast; of Spain, to whom the treasure belonged; of Peru, from wlio^t- cathedral it was taken; and lastly, the claim of the Church of Rome. In 1804 a treasure ship v. it!: two million dollars aboard sailed from South American ports for Cadiz. The crew mutined and killed the Captain alx>ut the time that they sighted souk small desert islands, lying, as they thought, two hundred miles south • f Madeira. They put the ship into a little bay < n the south side of the middle island, which they described as high, flat, and green at the t' p. Here they made a landing with the treasure and buried it in white sand at*>ve high water mark. Soon afterward the crew were s i:i] wrecked off the Span ish cast. One of the lew survivors, as he died, told the secret to .111 English bailor named Chris* t ;..!. Cruse, who <1 m municated with the British Admiralty It. 181 R-ar Admiral Hercules R« I in- AFTER AFTER dinner speaking has resolved itself into an .in in America, an art i>f thehumorouskind, which differs greatly from the Continental ver biage attending su< h affairs 'ha this side i>f the p>>ml, no « ne wants to hear a long discourse up< :i " Why Irish Emigration \L.< Fallen < »r'f. " orto hear someone rud at length >ome report upon the yield of wheat in the West No one : ; p« ticularly interested in the latest bank statistics, :»or the possible output <:' gold and silver. Every man wants to be enter tained, and as we are all more or less fascinated with the effect of our convivial feast, it becomes an easy matter to win a reputation as An after dinner sj • aker. I must confess that I s.iM much funnier things before I was discovered (?) in this particular field, :.nd it is no easy matter to live up t<> the n ; utation < f being funny. It is ,i struggle for me to x*.t up a speech Some orators trj to convey the impression that .11 they have t>> d->, when called upon after dinner, is to assume a look of ; leased surprise, and a boiled shirt, rise up. and let ideas, aphorisms, and beautiful thoughts ripple out "t them like beer out < f a spigot. Just picture t.> yourself the life of a chronic after dinner speaker. He g< is home; he surrounds him self with the encyclopedia, Joe Miller's Joke 8.>.,k, B.irtU-:t's Quotations, a siph< n, and a quart oi the fount of inspiration; his family gather round him and play on pianolas, phonographs, conversation, etc his youngest ■>n seeks information concerning cube root; baby indulges in cholera infantum. In the midst of the beautiful domestic scene, the ir.i"r composes his mind. But us orators — 1 repeat, us orators — are the cusses who have t>> do the real labor. Look .it the stuff we have to 1. .! •! iwn! There .ire perhaps in town about half a dozen men w'..- are always supposed to be > n tap f< I :■'■:■.. ethinn funny, and these men ..re d. \:\g overtime. I ana s<> blam< 1 ■ i- "i the whole speech making business SUNDAY MAGAZINE FOR DECEMBER 23. 19O* son was seni with the KritiO. shi] Prometheus to visit the Salvages, which were und< ibtedly the islands in }■• int. Finding the middle island in accessible, he landed <<n another, Great Salvage, and dug without result. So othea serious attempt has ever been made. Off the little village of Krce, "ii the sb re < f the Gaspe 1 Peninsula. Hfts sheer out oi the water the Pierced Rock ol IVrre. It is five hundred and fifteen feet in its greatest altitude, and i;i many places hs walls are not "nly sheer but lean < otward at the top. In the days ©J the First Empire the r <- '•<■ was owned under royal grant by Captain Duval, r< nowned as a privateer.wbjo made his i.t adqimrters < n the coast and anchored in shelter < f the toclc Fr< m his Indians Duval must have learned that then was a way to the top. Hiding the Bags of Gold ONE day when he returned from a cruise, his ship 1< .idol with English spoils, 'wo. fthe Indiana went overside anil disappeared. That rnght a boat was lowered and into it was placed a great brass 1 < und chest, so heavy with » id that t«:; men were required to Hit it, and the boat was r> •■■"! :■• the side of the rock. Strange cries were heard fr ::i above, which Duval answered, and out ©i the d.irk r.ess a light rope was lowered, to which was attached a heavier line. Then Duval's lieutenant was drain up, and superintended the r.ii-n;^ of the gold in gunny bags. Lastly Duval hsmsefl went ;;;• astride the chest commanding the crew u£ the b .a t-> re main in the precise until his return. Just at Monks Removing Their Treasure to a Secret Hiding Place. DINNER SPEAKING By SIMEON FORD that I don't know what to do. I • '.. n't want to be funny; 1 know I am not funny; I ti they keep insisting that I am. 1 ..m willing to leave ..1! that sort "t thing to Depew, Hedges, Gruber, and Murphy; they «!■> it easily ..:.d spontane isry. iv:* 1 have to grind ii i at j- kel y j ke, k'— l by grin. There is no use in ..::< r dinner speak ng •■ • the after dinner speaker. He gradually ai vires the reputation oi being hunn ■:■ us, ..nd thai m me ■!> qualifies him in the eyes < I the w> rM as a ■• -. is minded man < i affairs. The < nly nu n who did not suffer fn m such a reputati* n was Abraham Lincoln. Sen.ittrs, lawyers, and bankers who once fall under the baleful stigma as ..fter dinner w its I«e a repul i ti->n for seriwas business that they can nevet regain. The whole business is a precarious one, and the successful orator depends on nothing so much as ai i n bis ltuk :«> folli vt a speech oi labori us si itis tk-s. Any man can sparkle ii he is • receded by .i r>«Te. The want to laugh, and will meet him h..lf way with a roar .tt s me low comedy j' ke that would meet with a snort • i derision, it heard ai the sober horn of noon nest >l.iy. The Most Famous Speech fV-'K oj the most famous sj eechea eve* delivered :n: n *-* the United States was that oi Henry E Grady .it a New England dinner. This spee< fa was ! ci ..;. philosophical, and humi ■• ros. and has without doubt done more to unite the Xorth and South :'•■ n any • ther Into it '!r. »ir.idv put all the benei lence •■i his personality ..11 the charm ol T .'.~ diction, and the ripe judgment oj his broad experien •• with j .. !:•:•■. il conditions. _ There ..re • thei famous after dinner speakers in New York; and one ol the most fan* us is Genera] Horace Porter, whose speech -it the l':l dawn he came down the heavy line. The crew thought they I ad heard shots •• the stillness, but the steal height made this uncertain. •'••" last Duval returned i:!. his pistols • ••■;• an<l, picking up a blunderbuss; he shot the rope ad cut it hi^'h up out of reach. The lieutenant v.as never ■•■ again? nor were the Indians. ' Fur many years the weather worn rope hung swaying against the rocks, a warning i<> the timid fishermen. Some twenty years later a daring Jtmne halfbreed discovered the* path by ••■■•■ could climb up the i ice of the rocks, but he knew nothing of the treasure. Others followed hi footsteps, so that the pathway was well known eighty years ajpx When the facts 'about Dora] became Known after his sudden death, various attempts were made tq reach the top©! the reck. As over half of the people who tried it. lost their fives, and the disturbance of the birds living on it caused greal annovar.ee to the village, the provincial authorities passed a I." forbidding anyone to attempt the ascent. Some sixty years ago the Christina, a.l East Indiaman carrying a gre I treasure, was I M but in what spot no one ever < old be certain. Tw>> years later the crew of a tishin^ schooner found on a reef in the China Sea, now known as Silver Reef, a chain cable and what the rishermen supposed were lumps of It-ad. They proved to be Sycee sil ver, and the fishermen were very bitter because they did not secure more hen they had the opp. r unity of doing so without consulting the Govern ment, for the value of what they carried away was one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. The re mainder awaits scientific recovery. Some twenty years a^'<> a Spanish steamer, the Alfonso XII , foundered in the Canaries. She car ried ten large boxes • f gold. An expedition poorly equipped was sent out and nine boxes recovered. The tenth is still there — for tone in itself. The Spanish frigate San Pedro, with seven and a half millions of treasure, blew up and sank in Ca ana bay. The Bost> n Dr. ing Company recov ered some of the jjuns and a part of the treasure, but there is a huge sum left. An instance of most suc cessful recovery is afforded in the case of the Thetis, which left Rio Janeiro in ■ft jo. carrying eight hun dred thousand dollars. She •.•..- lost the second day out at Cape. Frio. The vessel was held to be a total loss, but Captain I ''..• of • '.• British ;hip Lightning recovered Ccnrjr*ed en ::r* .'^ grims' ..Tinner was one of the best, rather one of the most humorous. He began: " Last summer two pilgrims might have been seen embarking from the port of Neve York to visit the nd from which the Pilgrim fathers once embarked, Senator Depr nd the speaker who has just risen. Our hopes ©i pleasure abroad • id not risen to any dizzy height. We expected to feel at home there, upon the general principle that Yankees never appear so much at home as when they are visiting other people. I have noticed that Americans have a desire to go to Europe, and have observed special!'." that those who have ambitions with regard to public life think they ought to cross the ocean; that err ing the water will add to their public -•-.•■ r.. particularly when they think how- it added to the reputation of George Washington, even crossing the I -•!..••. are River. Then you go to Scotland, and hardly land there before you' hear the bagpipes, and voti sit down and weep. You know there is only i lie other instrument in the world that will produce such strains, and that is a steam piano on a Mississippi steamboat when the en-inter is drunk. A: lin this musical « 1 ■:•.•- they tell you in song about the lassie comin' through the rye; but they never tell about the rye that j^-es through the laddie. "Then you go to England — you have seen her Colonies forming a bell around the circle <•; the earth on which the sun never sets. And n< « •: have laid eyes on the mother country, on which; .: appears the sun never rises Then you begin :•• compare legislative bodies. You find' that in Par liament the members sit with their hats on and ci .., white in I"< >nj:r< ss the members sit with their hats otT and spit. And as you cross the Channel the '.. thing you M> t > is the English soldier with his blue trousers and red coat, and the firsi you see on I..:;.::: :. ■"■•' is the French soldier with his red trouse;'? and blue cat. and you me to the conclusVn :'.'...: if you turn a:; English soldier ■;:-:!< down, he is. uniformly speaking, a Frenchman."