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- -~L - 1' - - ttflIJI Pags 1720. WASHINGTON, D. C:, FRIDAY, MAMUH 13, 1903-TWENTY PAGES. THE NTViNW STAR. leiadnws sa ns .Itt and Tni.gh aa ttrws . ., anvumn, r.s.it New Wish Mam: 2bihge The seatog star is .seved to suePIest Is a ty by carries, an their oa e at 10 0e10 per week, or 44 cents er mnth. tpU at th taant. S emseach. By Watl--wby lai te UA ora-nada-posts pePd--Gseents per msth. 0.tnrda .p.g I Mr,peary with bk5 it the lot O. at W=stIas. D. C, as .ecoad-cas ae matter.) trD ail.. suhesulpds mcst he pen Is en,i Uases..1 arvertstag m. aswa apseU tl. - ON THE RIVER FRONT BUILDING BLBCTSIC PLANT AT COLONIAL ]EACH Gas Buoys to Be Charged - Gums Pishing Shore in Operation -Biver News. A large force of carpenters from this city are at work on the new electric lighting plant building at Colonial Beach, Va., and in about ten days It will be ready for the reception of the machinery. The dynamos and engines to be used at the Beach are to come from Erie, Pa., and will be delivered April 1. By June 1. the wiring of the town will be completed, all the lights will be in position and the plant ready for operation. W. IL Winston & Bro. will, in a few days. begin the erection of a new excursion wharf in front of the big hotel at Colonial Beach and will have it ready for use before the opening of the excursion season. Business at the 11th street wharf fish market was quite brisk this morning, the demand for fish being very brisk and the supply on hand ample. Catfish, perch and other bunch fish are coming in good quan tities from the river and shad and herring from Old Point. Prices today were as fol lows: For pan rock, 10 to 11c. per pund; mediuni rock, 12%c. per pound; ling rock, 18 to 15c. per pound; jumping mullet, 4 to Sc. per pound; sturgeon, 12c. per pound; Spanish mackerel, 9 to 10c. per pound: salmon trout, 10 to 11c. per pound; sheepahead, 4 to 6c per pound; flounders, 5 to 6c. per pound; Potomac black bass, 10 to 12c. per pound; green pike, 10 to 12c. per pound; white perch, 7 to 8c. per pound; white perch, small, 15 to SOc. per bunch; catfish, large, SOc. per bunch; cat fish. small, 10 to 15c. per bunch; yellow perch, large. 20 to 25c. per bunch; yellow perch, small, 5 to 10c. per bunch; carp, 20 to 40c. each- eels. 5c. each; Florida roe shad. 60 to (bc. each; buck shad. 30 to 35c. each: herring, 1%c. each; roe shad. 60 to 75c. each; buck shad, 28 to SOc. each; hick ory jacks, 10c. each. The oyster market was also quite brisk this morning, the demand being good for Friday dinners. The stock on hand is ample to meet all demands, and prices range at about the same figures as yester day. Gas Buoys Brought Here. The United States lighthouse tender Holly came Into port yesterday evening with gas buoys Nos. 5 and 9 aboard. These buoys came from the mouth of Coan river and Ragged Point. They will 'be taken to the gas making plant in th!s city to lie charged. Fully charged buoys were put in position at the points named before these buoys were taken up. The Holly is lying at the lighthouse establishment wharf at the foot of 0 street southwest. She will remaIn in port until the buoys are charged and ready to be taken to the supply station of the lighthouse service, where they will be held in reserve to replace burned-out buoys as wanted. The lighthouse steamers will shortly replace the ice-scarred buoys now in the river with new and freshly painted spars. The wharf of the steamer Saml. J. Pents, at the foot of 7th street, is being overhaul ed and put in order for the coming excur sion season, which will open the latter part of next month. The hauling of the big seine at the Gums fishing shore, operated by Capt. Theo. Bal lenger, was started Monday, and two hauls are now made each day. White and yellow perch and other bunch fish and some few herring are now being caught and are brought to this market. In about ten days all the large shores on the Potomac will have their nets overboard, and it is expect ed that shad will make an appearance by that time. The Stoney Point fisuhng shore will, it is stated, be operated by parties from Philadelphia. While the Norfolk line steamer Washing ton was pulling at her sister ship, the Nor folk, stranded on Yates bar at Lower Cedar Point Wednesday, the big hawser parted and became entangled in the wheel of the Washington. While the steamer was lying QDopyright, 1902J, by A. C. M!cClurg & Co.) CHAPTBE XVII. The Wooing of Helga. At love should no one Ever wonder In another;: ' A beauteous countenance Ott captivates the wIse. Which captivates not the foolish. A man must not Frwhat is m any men's weaknsm; Chagsth sons ofr ten - From wise into tos It happened, one day, that an accidental discovery caused Alwin to regard these fes tivities in a new light. It was a mnorning in November, when he was in the great hail, kneeling before his master to lace his high boots. Leif stood before the fire. wrapping himself up for a ride across the settlement. Bot'e unkanown eause bad made the atmosphere of the breakfast table so particularly ungental Thorhild sitting with her back to her spouse, and Eric manifestIng a growing desire to hurl goblets at the heads of all who looked at him-that the courtier had judged it discreet to absent himself from the next meal. He now stood arraying him Iself from a pile of 'fure; ad -talking with Tyrker, who sat near him blinking in the Sreglow. Sa,ve a couple of hodise-th'falls scrubbing at the lower end of the room, no one else was present. Eric having started on his morning roured . of, . .the . tble, the gmiithies and the cow houses. As he pulled onuhs fur gloves, Leif smiled entirically. "It Is * good thing that I was pr7esent last summer when Kinge-Oiat-con I verted Kjartan the Icelander. It was then I learned that those who cannot be dealt IWith force may often be led by the nose fellow. "The God I worship does wish that any should be btougtt te3 by Seree. As you are averse to the doetglnen etCristianity, you mag espart Ni *ee. Whefupo Rjaan taaeaty Ia thein ====e I uai be taeei to ~ itian.' So, beemuse I have kept ug tospeak no amere esorig It, ad yesterday two ahtee easa et -g wil st adi.dm Quuadia emba emaing it." Wrhr -ee his head Out to my"g? esaesia beeb ht. his weap. agate, to enlhe saetedtly. Be was so wem up here yesterday diVers were employed to remove the rope. Dredges on Anacastia River. The dredges employed on the Asaeostia river Improvenants are throwing up banks of mud, which are to form the outer walls of that part of the fdata which are to be raised and they are now showing above the surface of the river. Scow loads of stone are being dumped along .the dats to form the base for-the atone sea walls which will be built about the reclaimed area. - -. The tug James O. Carter came into port yesterday evening, having in tow a large raft of pine piling from Oecoquan, Va., for use ir the river front here. The steamer E. J. Parks Is in port with a cargo of cord wood from the lower river for' the dealers. The tug Dallis yesterday took 'a scow, laden with lumber, hay and feed, from this city to the dairy farm of Judge Yoemans at High Point, Va. The E, P. Evans and the Pert left port yesterday afternoon, bound to the lower river to load back to this city. The schooner Belmont, having a load of pine wood aboard, has arrived here. for Carter & Clark. The schooner Eugle for this city is re ported fog bound in Jackson's creek, Md: THE REVOLTS IN CHINA. Situation in Canton Only is..Negarded as Serious. A dispatch from Berli; yesterday-oays: The queries receiveu at. the foreign lega tions Sere from their respective govern ments indicate that greater importance is attached abroad to the disturbances in China than the most competent observers here think the outlook warranits. The for eigners are entirely confidenb.of*othe ability and disposition of Yuan-Shi-Kai, the gov ernor of Chi-Li province, to suppress the occasional Boxer de'monstratienas a Chl-Li. Of the other revolts the Canton movement is now alone considered seriois. The re mainder are regarded as having no na tional significance. While the hatred of foreigners and the discontent with the Manchu rule has in creased since 1900, co-operaten-between the discontented elements is lacking, and there appears absolutely no forntIdnble revolu tionary movement. Yung-Lu, the ..rst grand sPdretary, is critically ill of dropsy. His death probably would promote Prince Ching, president of the foreign office, to the head of the gov ernment. TAYLOR CHARGED WITH FRAUD. Embezzled Publir Funds. While Ha waiian Commissioner of Agriculture. A cablegram from Honolulu yesterday says: Wray Taylor, commissioner of agri culture and forestry for the territory, is wanted for embezzlement. A police agent left Uonolulu yestel'day on the steamship Alareua with extZadition papers and a warrant for Taylor's arrest. Taylor sahieu from here on January 3 for San Francisco to consult with. the Califor nia board of. horticulture. tie was head from regularly up to the- middle of Febru ary and was expected to return here Febru ary 19. It is believed that Taylor went east from San Francisco,and crossed the Atlan tic. If that is the case, the police agent will endeavor to trace and follow him. - Infectious Pneumonia. From the New York Herald. The occurrence- of consecutive cases of malignant pneumonia in the family of for mer Postmaster General James . amply proved the infectious character of the dis ease. In fact, it is now generally admitted that the malady is always communicable under certain conditions of receptivity on the part of the affected individual. Strange to say, the pneumiucoccus, which in the bacteriological sense is recognized as the initiatory causative element, can be found in the throats of most healthy people, but it is harmless so long as there is enough vital resistance to prevent the seed taking root. The same may be said for the bacilli of diphtheria and tuberculosis.. The general system must be below par before the waiting enemies,can get to work. Thus in the diseases named the first invita CUT THIS OUT in furs that he looked like a 'targ little needle in a fbzzy haystack. Leif's smile gave way to a frown. "An other man came to me also, on a different errand--Ragner Thorkeisson-it may be that you saw him? He wished me to make a, bargain concerning Helga." Aiwin gave a great start, so that the. leather thong snapped in his hand; but his master went on trnheeding. "You knowing it is my wish that she shall marry as soon as she can make a' good match, since she is not happy while she sits at home with Thorhild; and it is not likely that she will like her father much better. It has been in my mind through every feast; but until now, none of the men who have asked for her lids seemed to me a good match. Though his hands kept mechanically at their work, Alwin's beae seemed to ha,ve come to a standstill. It must be a dream, a foolish dream. It was nol possible that such a thIng could have been planned with out his ever suspecting It. He listened numbly. "The first man ,was too old. The second was not of good enough kin; and the other two had not enough property. Ragner Thorkelsson lacks none ot these... Bo a young; his father's father-'was a lawman; and he owns, eighteen farms, and many ships." Though he did not in 'the least know why, Aiwin felt a hot desire to seek out Bagner Thorkeisson and, kill him, "So?" said Tyrker, peering forth inquir igly. "Yet neveer have I heard'th'at 'he any accomplshments had, or that in bet tie enemies he had overcome." "No." Leif assented. He did not finish immediately, and there was a pause. From the oourtard came d clashing and jlngling of bells, as servants brought the r4indeer fromt the feeding ground to harness them to the boat-like aleges that stood waiting.. "I-t asy be that I have acted unwisely," Left said at last, "but because I did not be lieve it would be according to Helga's wih, I told hbm that I would not bargain with him:' AMwin buted a gulig langh hr the. Lur *lak he had picked up. He had~)w 4hti end ia anan muni O bthah 11as - -et aetr tion for attack is -a cold, associated with the general- weakness and depression at tending it. The watchers with the sick, worn out by anxiety, want of sleep and of regular meals, and constantly surround ed as they are by an infected atmosphere, become easy victims. Thus it is, that sev eral members of a family -may be stricken in turn. Under such circumstances the mi crobe appears to assume a special degree of malignancy, which it gains evidently by growing In a specially prepared soil. This is, in a measure, proved by an intensity of systematic poisoning out of all proportion tb the extent of lung surface Involved in the inflammation. In such connection it is easy to understand why such endemics are attended with great fatality. Cigar Makers Appeal to President. A dispatch from Chicago yesterday says: President Perkins of the Cigarmakers' In ternational Union, has sent an appeal to President Roosevelt, Attorney General Knox, Gov. Jennings of Florida and the 'chief of police of Tampa, F a., asking the protection of the national government and the state and local authorities in Florida 'in behalf of James Wood, organizer of the cigarmakers, and several members of the Tampa union, who have received letters of warning to leave Tampa or be killed. A little more than a year ago fifteen members of a cigarmakers' union in Tampa were kidnaped and sent to some island in the Gulf of Mexico, and, it is said, were never again heard from. Mgr. Ireland's Chances for Bed Hat. A dispatch from Rome yesterday says: The situation with regard to the appoint ment of Archbishop Ireland as cardinal is unchanged. Personages of high authority at the Vatican say that his nomination Is likely In two contingencies-as a reward when the Philippine question is satisfac torily solved, or in the event of his nomina tion being asked for directly or indirectly by the supreme authority of the United States. Regarding the views of the apostolic delegate at Washington as to the wisdom of such an appointment, the Vatican "has al ways instructed the apostolic delegates to keep in touch with t..e trend of public opin ion ever since Cardinal Satolli was at Washington, when the Vatican understood that President Cleveland would view with satisfaction the nomination of Archbishop Ireland. Boyd's and Vicinity. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. BOYD'S, Md., March 12, 1903. A very pretty wedding took place in Sen eca Baptist Church at Dawsonville this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The contracting parties were Miss Mary Louise Darby, daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Darby of that vicinity, and Mr. Willard G. Steward of Washington, D. C. Promptly at 3 o'clock the bride and groom entered the church, attended by the ushers, and were met at the altar by the Rev. Dr. Charles H. Waters of Washington Grove, pastor of the church who officiated. The wedding was simple and informal, accord ing to the request of the$ bride and groom, no flowers being used in decorations. The bride carried bride's roses. The ushers were Messrs. Lawrence Darby, Jr., Benonia Allnutt, Lewis P. Allnutt, cousins of the bride, and Harry C. Darby, brother of the bride. The church was well filled with friends and relatives of bride and groom, and after the ceremony they were heartily congratulated. They drove to Boyd's and took the train for Washington, and from there will leave for San Carlos, Ariz., where they will make their home temporarily'. Mr. Steward is connected with the United States geological survey in Washington. His trip to Arizona is in the service of the geological survey. James Arthur Applebey, son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Applebey of Dickerson'& near. Boyd's, was married yesterday even ing in Baltimore to Miss Georgianna Hol linger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hollinger of that city. The ceremony took place at the home of Mr. Lewis Fisher on Fort avenue, Rev. John Meeks of that city officiating. The bride and groom will make their home in Baltimore. The Standard Lime and Stone Company, which runs a large stone-crushing plant at Dickerson, will begin operations April 1. AND KEEP IT. YOU and he had entered the sledge and been whirled through the gate in a flurry of snow and a clamor of bells, Al'win stood there, motionless. Tyrker dozed in the comfortable warmth, and woke to find him still staring down into the fire. "What hast thou, my son?" he question ed kindly. Alwin came to himself with a start and stare, and catching up his cloak hurried out of the room without replying. "I will find Helga and tell her that she must put a stop to it," he was saying to himself as he went. "That is what I will do. I will tell her that she must stop it." Puling his cap lower as the keen wind cut his face he hurried across the courtyard toward the women a house, trying to frame some excuse that should bring Helga to the door where he could speak to her. Half-way across he buenped into Rolf. "Hail, comrade! Have you left your eyes behind you In your hurry?" the Wrestler greeted him, catching him by the shoulders and spinning him round sa round as he attempted to pass. "You look as sour as last night s beer. What will you give to hear good tidings?" "Nothing. Let me go. I amn in a hurry," A.kwAn fumed. "You have not outrun your curiosity, have you? I have just learned why it 1s that Thorhild no longer speaks to Eric, and why he li n a mood to smash things." - "Why?" asked Aiwin impatiently; but he no longer struggled, for he knew It was useless in Roll's grip. ."Because last night Thorhild told Eric that she had become a Christian. Her bower-woman told Helga, and when I met Helga-"- -. "Met her? Where? Is she in the wo men's house?" Roll shook him by the shoulders he still held. "Is that all you have to say to news of such importance? Do you not see that now that Thorhild has been converted, Eric's men will no longer dare oppose us; lest In time to come, when adie has -brought Eric round--" "I say, where did you meet HelgaT" roared Alwin. Rolf released him and istood looking at him with an inscreutable smile. "If I were not your sworn friend, I should epioy winging your neck," he said. "I met gel ga at the gate yonder. She was going over to Glum Starknason's to get something for Thorhild, and also because she wished a walk over the hard snow." "Is it far from here? And in what direc tion?" "For what purpose do you wrish to know that?" "I ask you in what direction it lies." "The Troll take your' Rolf gave it up with a laugh. "It lis to the north Ef the fiord-beyond a bridge that crosses, a river that runs through a valley. And it Is not tar. Have you not yet learned that In Greenland people do not take long strspll In the winter time?" AIlai puliled a. hood - over his qAp, straped loi kWstil . drew a dairaof nem aiitee ue his TROUBLE OVEtOOME WA. SZW*LL'B PLA* "t) WA~ COLLEGE 3OUvDITIOW. Concrete Plies Substitu for Wooden Ones, WhichHad A a Pcgnd to Be VnsutM 4e. Major Sewell, the eN e officer in charge of the extensive inu'ovements at Washington barracks,, lwa finally sur mounted the physical- diiduiilties encoun tered in preparing the fou4qatione for the War College, officers' qua'ters and other buildings, which were. due to the alternate wet and dry conditions .o;'the earth due to heavy and freque,nt raine Wooden piles having been found unsultei8 for the work, a system of concrete pIlta was adopted, and Maj. Sewell reporta that the system, having.been further developed, seems to be entirely successful. 'In a report to the War Department he has given a description of tile work as now conducted, which will be of considerable interest to all persons ept cerned in the laying of concrete pile foundations. A con crete mold, shaped something like a 'pro jectile, with a tenon on its upper end, is used for the driving point.. The maximum diameter of the concrete 1ofit varies from fourteen to sixteen inches.. The tenon is of such a diameter that it ,ts fairly close inside an extra heavy ten-ifch steam pipe. The approximate length Of 'le having been determined, a sheet iron casing, a lit tle less in diameter than the thickest part of the concrete point, is made so as to be a little longer than the req?ired pile. The point is set up between th@ guides of the pile driver at the place where the pile is. to be driven. The sheet iro* casing is then set on top of the point and' the steam pipe lowered inside the casing and adjusted over the tenon on the point. Flanges on the steam pipe and casing, give necessary bearing area for the driving. The steam pipe has a large driving head made of wood combined with iron. Driven to Firm Stratum. The pile having been built up in this way is driven until it appears to have reach ed a sufficiently firm stratum. The steam pipe is then withdrawn. It is found that the shock of driving always breaks the tenon off at the point where it joins the thick part of the concrete point. It is made with a projecting idops at the top by means of a light steel kdd'built in with the concrete. By means et this loop the tenon is fished out after=the steam pipe is with'drawn. The pile- &iver then goes ahead and drivea piles. litere are several sheet-iron casings for each size of pile. As soon as the pile driver- has moved off two or three epiles the Iwocess of filling them with concrete begins. A little con crete is thrown into the easing and ram med. The casing is then svithdrawn a lit tle, not far enough, however, to clear the concrete; then more concrete is put in and rammed, and this operatin is repeated as often as is necesary. 'The casing is easily withdrawn by mees of a simple winch worked by hand. % The net result is a oon eie column of full size and practically 1jliorm section throughout, resting on a bed of firm sand below the fill. The d'iant;te is so pro portioned that it shall nev - 'berss-tian 10 per cent of the length of pilec Major Sewell says that tests m4ft on 'these piles indicate that they will be 'buudiantly able to carry their loade. Wittjhe exception of putting these piles for the foundations of the various buildings, no wbrk was possi ble on the reservatio' last' month, on ac count of the extremely wet condition of the ground. LAUREL NEWS. Opposition Ticket to Be Placed Before Voters of the Town. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. LAUREL, Md., March 13, 1903. A portion of the Phelps ticket, which is to be put forward in opposition to the present mayor, Mr. G. B. Timanus, and two councilmen at large, was made up at I a meeting of the followers of Mr. Phelps held Wednesday evening in Flester's Hall WILL WANT TO REA[ tering wall of inland ice-that mysterious frozen sea that covers all Greenland except its very border, and never advances and never recedes. What made it stop here, he wondered. And what lay beyond it? And could those tales be true that the old women told, of terrible magical beings i living on its silent frozen. peaks? The sight of a dark speck moving over the white plain far'ahead of him banished every other thought. It mights be that it was Helga. He crunched on eagerly. Then he dipped into the valley and lost sight of the speck, found. it on the bridge, dipped again and again it was lost to view. It was not until the fence of Glum Stark adsson's farm was plainly in, sight that he caught another glimnpse of -it. But this time it was.coming toward.him from the gateway. Certainly that long crimson cloak and full crimson hood belonged to Helga. In a moment she waved her hand at him. Soon he could see her face under the white fur border. Her scarlet lips were curving in a smile. The snow-glare brought out the dazzling fairness of her' pearly skin, and her eyes were like two radiant blue stars. It seemed to Aiwin that he had never known before how beautiful she -was. A strange shyness came over him that weighed his feet and left him without a word to say when they met. But Helga greeted him cheerily. "DId you ever breathe finer air? I wish Thorhild would run out of gold thread every day in the week. Are you -in a hurry?" "No," Alwin began heiltatingly, "I--" She 'did not wait for the end. "Then turn back with me a little way, and I will tell you somethitig wortf'ilg" He turned obediently a)walked beside her, trying to think hoto gut what he had come to say. "You remember hearing of. Egil's father Olaf, who was so ill-t eedthat Egil dared not go home and cg~sthat he had become a sChristian. (tI)aug Sarkads son returned this mornn.f'avisiting his wife, and she says that night the old man's horse thre him t his head hit against a stone and it '43is death." She made an impressive sea but Alwin stalked along linilen,ee, tan his heels deep into the snow. "Do you not. see wht~ easi?'' ahe asked impatiently. . 1wRnow come into his heritance, ang eeu one of the richest men in the etest. The trouble was the e frst flash, Alwin hadt seen it al-to . Me-hed seen that now Egl ad~em just suh a a s Leif was wihw hpgnwith. The thought burht Miil@ t rn an0 he opsned his lips to p tthis frensy; but he could not fn'aI Aftew a amneint -hesgil4,leR1y: "I shoui@ be thankful if hew leatWedf's srvice.sao that Ioul& sakto turne@ toweafan n net a0 ot wetsoski Rat then be here. Mr. Phelps was idoiaed for the pe sition of mayor and Mr. George W. Waters of the third ward was named as one of the councilmen at large. There is one other name to be placed on the ticket. that for the remaining cotinclimas at large. The nineteenth aniversary of the Vans vile FarmerW Club was celebrated at the home of Col. W. S. Powell, near Annapolis Junction, last evening, participated in by the rembers of the club and a number of invited -guests. The question of farm la bor o00upied a' considerable portion of the evening, and addresses were made advo cating the adoption of Chinese tabor in this section. An address was made by Director Patterson of the Maryland experi ment station, detailing what is being ac complished by that institution in the In terests of the farmer. The members present were Mr. Lloyd E. Dorsey, president, Dr. Joseph R. Owens, secretary, and Messrs. Edmund Pendleton, Luther Brashears, John Bowie, Laurie E. Burke. John Snowden, Charles H. Stanley and S. W. Beall. The guests Included Di rector H. J. Patterson of the Maryland ex periment station, Prof. T. H. Spence, vice president of the Maryland Agricultural College, Mr. J. S. Robinson, Edward B. Powell, Louis T. Haslup, Frank W. Pow ell, F. A. Fuller and Dr. T. W. Linthicum. HAGEBSTOWN NEWS GRIST. Items of Interest From Western Mary land and Vicinity. Special Correspondence of The Evening Star. IAGERSTOWN, Md., March 12, 1903. Auctioneer Futterer on Tuesday sold twenty shares of First National Bank stock, par value, $10, for $35.75, and twenty shares for $35.50 per share. He also sold twenty shares of Middleburg pike stock, par value, $20, for $25.25, and eighteen shares flr $24 per share, and five shares of Second National Bank stock, par value, $100, brought $140, and five shares for $130 per share; four shares of Hancock bridge stock, par, $20, sold for $25 per share. The Hagerstown Cooperage Company has sold all of its chestnut timber of a certain size located on the 500-acre tract of land at Green Spring furnace, to be used at tele phone and telegraph poles. Prospects for Antietam battlefield are bright. Appropriations have been made for twen-ty-six -monuments, a new road is to be built to Burnside bridge, and a trolley extension from Boonsboro' is a possibility. Charles Corby of Wiliamaport recently saved a number of goggle-eyed base and other kinds of fish that had been washed out of the canal into a pool at the wastc weir by placing them in the river. W. D. Byron & Sons, Wil.liamsport, in creased the wages of -the employes in the patent leatiher department of their tannery Saturday. Capt. W. H. Boyer was arrested this week in Harrisburg for attempting to bunco two I1talian fruit dealers of Hagerstown, Leon Dinova and Santi Orenso. He induced them to go to Harrisburg to take a fine po sition at a college there and demanded $0 from each. The Italians balked him in his game and turned him over to the-au thorities. The Monterey Golf Club will erect a club house on the links of the club between Monterey and Blue Ridge Summit/ It will be built after plans by a Washington ar;;i tect and completed by June 1. David Wolf. Cedar street, Corbett's Addi tion, who attempted suicide by gashing his throat with a razor early Monday morning, is in an Improved condition. A representative of the Art Metal Com pany of-Jamestown, N. Y., was before tha county commissioners todp,y relative to placing a tile floor and metal furniture in the vault of the 'register of wills' office like in the vault at the clerk's office. It is esti mated that the improvements will cost about $2,800. John Carmilohael, In charge of the Wa bash engineers, has removed his corps from Hancock to Lock 53. Lewis Dutraw, a carpenter living on the turnpike between Monterey and Buena Vista, has completed a unique writing desk. The desk proper Is made of cypress, and is an ornate and substantial piece of work. The greatest novelty of the desk is the lid. The size of the lid Is 15% inches by 28% inches, and is inlaid with 2,076 blocks of 365 different verieties of wood, specimens of which were obtained from numerous states of the Union and from foreign cor. tries. The work was begun by Mr. Dutrow on November 1, 1899. Frank W. Mish's sale of registered stock Wednesday at his farm along the Potomac Valley railroad, near Charlton, amounted to about $9,000. Mrs. G. W. Kettoman, wife of the pro ) THIS STORY LATER Leif will not admit it, it was she who too c the curse off Eric's sword." It seemed to Alwin that here at least was an opening. He said harshly: "I wonder if she would be wise enough to tell whom Leif will marry you to before the feasting Is over?" Helga, stood still and looked at him. "What are you talking about?" He stopped in front of her, with a fierce gesture, and in one angry burst told her all he had heard. He could not understand how she could listen so calmly, kicking the snow with the toe of her shoe. When 'he had finished she said, quietly: "Yes, I know he 'has that intention in his mind. It is for that reason that every time [ go to a feast he gives me costly orna ments and~-makes me wear them. I have had great kindness from his hands. But do not let us speak of .it further." Aiwin caught her roughly by her wrists and shook her a little as'hie looked Into her eyes. "You must not let him marry you to any one. Do you hear? You must not-I love you." Helga's look of resentment changed to ane of pleased surprise, and the shook his hade heartily. "Do you, truly, comrade? [ am glad, for I 1ike you very much, indeed -as .much as I like Sigurd." "Then swear by your knife 'that you will not let him marry you to any one." She pulled her hands away a little im patiently. "Why do you ask that which is useless?" "But you have just said that you liked "'I do; but what does that matter, since I cannot marry you?" So lIgbt 'had the yoke of servitude growb an Alwin's shoulders that he had almost forgotten its existence. He opened his lips to ask "Why?" Then It ca,me back to him that he was a slave, a worthless, helpless log of a slave.' He closed his lips again and wralked on wIthout speakirng, staring ahead at him with fierce, despairing eyes. CH APWTE XVIIL The Witch's Den. Moderately wise Should each one be, But never over-arise: No a before-n Bis miind will be freest from. eare.. -HAVAMAL, Because it was Yule eve, the long-desert Id temple on the glean was filled with light End 'sound. -Fires bIased upon the floor; Ihe row of gilded idols came out. of the shadow- and shone in all splendor. The altars were Lreddened with the blood of 11aughtened cattle; the tapestried walls had Seen spattered with it, The temuple priest lipped a buneh of twigs into the brtmming soepper bowl, ad sprinkled the faerScrin Iood over the people who sat alongs the walls. * ' *Zhoey raised thpesest png ad efank l asead teksts prietor of DBoe4*Maryland, near Blue Ridge Bunmndt, Is seriosly 31. Miss Wilhemina. Ludwig of Washington is visiting her manthee Mrs. Elisabeth 4 wig, this dty. Mrs. Allen Mumma and Miss Margaret Geary, this city, are visiting in Washing ton. Mies Elsie Albaugh wil enter Garfield Hospital. Washington, as a trained nurse. Miss Carrie Stake has returned to her home in Wilianmport frdm a month's visit with friends in Washington. Miss Bettie Meredit, Booneboro', is vis king relatives at Washington. Bal Church News. Special Correspondesnee of The Evening Star. FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 12. 190Q. A business meeting of the members of the Presbyterian Church was held last night in the chapel, with the pastor, Rev. R. A. Davison, presiding, and Mr. W. J. Allen serving as secretary. Mr. Yale Rice and Mr. Albert H. Ives were elected trustees for the term of three years, to succeed themselves. Mr. D. O. Munson, treasurer, submitted the annual report, showing re ceipte $1,232.86, and disbursements $1,201.46. Mr. E. C. Hough, superintendent of the Sunday school, reported 127 members on the roll, with an average attendance dur ing the year of fifty-three. Total receipts, $15422. It was reported that the Sunday school has contributed $25 to the support of Rev. J. S. Gale in Corea; $25 to the Ash vile Farm School, N. C.; $25 to the sup port of Rev. Samuel McComb, missionary in Wisconsin, and $9.53 for missions in Porto Rico. Mrs. M. B. Jacobs riported for the Wo men's Foreign Missionary Society that the sum of $130 had been raise4 and disbursed for different objects of the church board. Mrs. J. H. Garretson, _for the Women's Home Mission Society, reported that $145 had been raised and . sent the home mis sion board. - Miss Helen ...Laviag submitted the re port of the Royal Helpers' Circle of King's Daughters and stated- that $84.31 had been raised and disbursed for the various objects of the society, and also reported numerous ways in which the society had aided in church and Sunday school work. Mr. W. J. Allen, clerk, reported the membership of the church at 115. The trustee board was instructed to'publish in pamphlet form the various reports submitted, for the in formation of the members of the church. Mr. Henry C. Ryer has been elected to represent Falls Church Lodge of Odd Fel lows at the annual session of the Grand Lodge of the state in April; with Mr. El mer Crump as alternate. Mr. D. Varcoe is preparing to bu:ld on the lot recently purchased of Mr. H. R. Evans on Maple avenue. Mr. Frank Thompson of Ballston, Va., has moved in the house recently purchased by him of Dr. Gould of East Falls Church. Mr. Geo. W. Hawxhurst has purchased a lot on Maple avenue. upon which he will erect a dwelling in the near future. Mrs. Job Hawxhurst of Fairfax. Va.. was the guest this week of her son, Mr. G. W. Ha.wxhurst. - The Ladles' Aid Society of the Baptist Church held an all-day meeting today at the residence of Mrs. R. L. Ilsley. Indiana to Have Good Roads. A dispatch from Indianapolis, Ind., yes terday says: Gov. Durbin has signed the bill,- recently passed, compelling counties to keep in good repair the roads on which rural mail routes have been established. The bill provides that 5 per cent of the road fund shall be set aside to keep these routes in good condition. The bill was pre pared by S. B. Rathbone, special agent of the middle division of the rural free mail delivery service, who says Indiana is the first state to act. Cramps Make $4,000,000 Loan. A dispatch from Philadelphia yesterday says: Banking interests of this city have about completed arrangements for a loan of $4,000,000 to the William Cramp & Sons Ship and EDngine Building Company. The loan is to 5e made on four series of 6 per cent notes, one-quarter of the total being payable at successive five-year periods, making the total issue redeemable at the end of twenty years. The notes will be se cured by a consolidated mortgage on the t lant. The loan was made to meet~obyigations to be incurred in carrying out government and other contracts, for which more than the sum named will eventually be -received. IF NOT NOW, blotted out the corners and stretched across the ceiling. The long benches were emp tied of all save Leif's followers and Thor hild's band of women. The men sat like a row of automatons, drinking steadily, in deep silence, wit.h furtive glances toward their leader. Leif leaned beck in his high seat, neither speaking nor drinking, scowl ing down into the flames. "He is angry because Eric keeps up the heathen sacrifice," the women whispered in each other's ears. "He has all of Er!c's temper when he is angered. It woulil be as much as one's life were worth to go near him now." Shivering with nervous ness, they crouched on the bench beside their mistreEs' seat. Thorhild leaned on-the arm of her chair, shading her brow with her hand that she might gaze at Leif unseen. Sometimes herI eyes dwelt on his face, and sometimes they rested on the silver crucIfix that shone on his breast; and so great was her ten-I derness forthe one, that she embraced the other also in a look of yearning love. When the house-thralls had cleared away thNalste rp noacre n do*ein hm 1. q the tan4le.Whe they shiov crerd and stayed thereneainga evnt goraaen I sides were as ong an throug hoeit, searehing sEery eorser.- a r-m - aSM5~1 The wise busness amaa p1isn his iuduemneat to est-emrs in the .widel circulated news per, like Ie Evening Star, because he knows it pays him to nake paic ts ratlter than to waste his time in attempting to do business by the circulation of paimphlets, book lets and the like through the miL COMMERCE AND LABOR ACOONNODATIONS IOa m NUW , DNIPAEnns. Seetary Coteyu ad fommisidone Gareeld Will Ocopy t'Mlir Omsss Tebs N et week. The new omaoss'of the Department at Commerce and labor, which, unti the new fiscal year, are to be locate in the BuiderVS Exchange, 713 and 721 13th street north west, are being put In shape, and Secretary Cortelyou will move into them the early part of next week. Accommodations have been arranged for a private office for the Secretary and another for Mr. Garfield, the chief of the bureau of corporations, and for about forty or fifty lerks. Entrance to New Department. Entrance to the new department will be from the second floor, through the recep tion room, which is separated from the rest of the offices by an eight-foot parti tion, pigeon-holed with grated windows, where formerly were stationed the tellers. cashiers and note clerks of the banking company which occupied the offices prior to their acquisition by the government. At present it is not Intended that these win dowa shall be used, unless for short-cut communication between the clerks on the opposite sides of the room. Secretary Cortelyou's office will be in the rear, on the right, and will be partitioned off to a size of twenty-three by twenty-five feet. Mr. Garfield's office will correspond In size with that of Mr. Cortelyou, and will occupy the other half of the rear of the room, entrance being made to the left. A series of desks and tables have been ar ranged at every convenient point along the two sides of the room, and will accommo date forty or fifty clerks. Commisaion Appointed. Secretary Cortelyou's department may take in a number of additional bureaus and divisions other than those specifically men tioned in the law creating it. President Roosevelt yesterday appointed a commision composcd of Mr. Charles ). Walcott, director of the geological survey; Brig. Gen. William Crozier, chief of the bureau of ordnance of the War Depart ment; Rear Admiral Francis T. Bowles. chief naval constructor; Mr. Gifford Pinchot of the Agricultural Department, and Mr. James R. Garfield of the Department of Commerce and Labor to recommend any offices in any of the departments for trans fer to the Department of Commerce and Labor which should properly belong to that department. - This action by the President was in ac cordance with the following provision of the law: Provision of the Law. "That the President be, and he is hereby. authorized by order In writing, to transfer at any time the whole or any part of any office, bureau, division or other braneh of the public service engaged in statistical or scientific work, from the Department of State, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of War, the Department of Justice, the Post Office Department, the De partment of the Navy or the Department of the Interior to the Department of Com merce and Labor, and in every such case the duties and authority performed by and conferred by law upon such office, bureau, division, or other branch of the public ser vice, or the part thereof so transferred, shall be thereby transferred with such of fice, bureau, division, or other branch of the public service or any part thereof which Is so transferred." Four Diseased Herds Slaughtered. Chief Inspector Bennett of the bureau of animal industry of Boston has telegraphed an official report that four herds of cattle, aggregating sixty-three animals, located in the vicinity of Bedford, N. H., have been found Infected with foot and mouth dig ease, and have been slaughtered. as we turned this corner. He is always on the watch; it might easily be that our going out aroused his suspicions so that he is hid ng somewhere to traek us. More than any thing else In the world, is he desirous to catch you In some disobedience," Alwin tramped on doggedly. To all ap pearances, the court was as deserted as a graveyard at midnight. Not even the wrhinny of a horie broke the stillness. They paEsed into the shadow of a store house, and Aiwin dived into the recess un ier the steps and began to fumble for some thing hidden there. When he drew Out a air of skees and proceeded to puf them on Sigurd bprst forth with increased vehe nence. "Alwin, I Implore you to heed my' ad rice. My mind telis me that nothing but tvil can come of meddling with Skroppa. Ihere,will be no limit to Leif's anger if "I tell you he will not find out," Aiwin answered over his shoulder. "His mind i. so full of Eric's ill-doings that he will not sotice my absence before I am hack again. and tonight is the only night when I am zot in danger of being spied upon by Eric's nen. It is my only chance." "Yet Kark--" "Kark may go into the hans of the hrollsT" "It is not unlikeip that you will accom >any him. You are doing a great sin. Har Lld Fairhair burned his son alive for med Dling with witchcraft," Although his toes were thrust into the itraps of the runner-like skees. Aiwin tamped with exasperation. "You need not el me that again. I know as well as you hat it is a sin. But will not penance make t righty* "You will dishonor Leif's holy mission." "I shall not cause any quarrel, nor offend Lnyone. -What harm can I do?' Sigurd laid his hands on his friend's shout Lers and tried to see his face in the dark. 'Give it up, comrade; I beseech you to give t up. If you should be discovered I tell you hat though a priest might win you a par Ion from heaven no power on earth could nake your peace with Leif Ericsson." Alwin said slowly: "If he disoovers wihat have done I will endure any puntheluen e chooses, because I owe him some obedi nee while I eat his bread and wear his lthes. But I am -not hi. -ir -th.rall, so will hav'e my own way first. Urge mes io more, brother: myr mind is dked." Sigurd released hiseinsanl. "I will say Lothing further, except that iis my inten-. ion to' try my luck with you." Stooping nto the recess, he drenw out another pair of hess and begn to desten them em. At the proopet of cnomalemhi Aiwin eit a ruh of rei--then a t*ng of eoa. manctio, "Sged, fdR "am NBt do this thing. there is a. reason why you shsid run this "14ue weni twa ean h