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Part 2. ae 172. WASHINGTON, D. 0., THURSDXAY, _M %CH 26, 1903--TWENT P'AGES. THE EVENING STAR. !nB3D DAILY, EICPT $UNDAY. lisew Ofns, Utb Straet ad Pear.givaaia Avea. Th D.ening Star Newapper Compaiy. L L YAUflIAAN, Predmt. Bew Tark COse: Triase Biing. Chime Ohs: Tritm Eiding. The Evening Star Is served to subscrib,rs in the eity by carriers, on their own acccunt, at 10 cents per week, or 44 cents per month. Copies at ti-e counter. 2 eents each. By mall-anywhere in the U. S. or Canada-postage prepaid--50 ents per month. Saturday Star. 32 pages. $1 per year; w;th for ' elga postage added. 18.00. (Entered at the Poest Ofice at WashWinton, D. ., a second-clams n:ail matter.) EYAli mall subscriptions must be pid in advance. -Rates of advertising made.known on applcation. SPRING RESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. HOTEL BORTON, OCEAN AND TENNESSEE ave.; most attractive and popular hotel for Washingtonians; termn moderate. Wr'te tor booklet. (mh2-26t-4) E. B. VOORHEES. HOTEL ELWOOD. Absolutely new fire-proof hotel at St. James place and the Beach. Center of all attraction'. Opers March 2x. Capacity. 200. Elevator, rooms en snite - with bath. steam heat, etc. Special spring rateS. Bioklet. (mhl4-26t.i S1 N & BO1ZAITTH. Superior Hotel Accommodetions at Moderate Rates. THE ALBEMARLE, Virginia Ave. near Beach. Atlantic City. AA elegant modern hotel; new throughout; espe elafy adapted for the entertainment of spring visit ors; 100 large .uuny frnnt rooms, many with private baths; brass and metal bedr throughout; elevator service to all fers: hotel Is thoreghly heated by steam and open grate Cres: 2,000 ft. of beautiful Un p.-rlors eitend entire length of house; a feature for cool er wet da.n_-; cuisine and service exception ally good. Snecial terms during spring-, $10, $1250. $15 weekly; $2 and upward daily. Corre spondence solicited. Booklet malled. J. P. COPE. fe2-26t,16 HOTEL JACKSON, On the Ocean Front at Virginia are. everlooking Boardwalk and Steel l'ier. A new, 1'IREPROOP hotel, built of brick. stone and steel. 1d0 beauti fully furnished roams, with unobstructed view of ocean, man; with bath. The hotel is a model of elegance and superior comfort. Elevator; steam heat; sun parlor, &c. Cuisine and service of the highest standard. Terms are reasonable. Write for folder. CHARLES E. COPE. JNO. CRI'SE. Mgr., formerly the Arlington. Hot Springs. Ark. fr21-52t-14 THE RITrENHOt'E, New Jersey ave. and the Beach. Relned. strictly first-class and modern. Luxuriously furnished; steam heated. Service and cuisine excelled by none. 150 rooms. 0 ocean fronts. Baths en suite. Special low spring rates. Eastrr reserva tions. (inh2l-26t.7) H. G. IALI.INWEt. THE ARLINGTON, Miceigan ave. and Beach. ATLANTIC CITY. Ocean view; new throughout with every appointment. including elevator, extensive snn parlors, steam beat, private baths, etc. Special, $2 to $3 daly $10 to $16 weekly. Booklet. L. K. KUNZ. mh22-20t.7 THE LEHPBAN, Ocean end Pennsylvania ave.. In the most select and finest section. Capacity 200. Ias modern equipment throughout and every comfort. and offers special spring rates. F. W. LEHMA.N & CO. mh2l-26t.6 HOTEL MAJESTIC, Virginia Ave.. Third House From Beach. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Specie, spring rates. 32.00 per day and upward; $10.00 per week and upward. Steam heat; sun parlor; elevator from street level. Iko'let mailed. a. S. PIIOIOIUS. mh21-26t.10 . Also of the Wiltshire. New 'Clarion dc'an end Kentucky ave. \ ew house. Excellent service. Rooms heated by hot water. Sun parlor, baths and all modern conveniences. Capacity 200. mh21-26t.5 JOHN P. UIBEltMeN. Prop. The Lorane ON THE BEACH. Loraie, aT. CHARLES PL,AClit Fresh and sea-water baths. Elevator. Specal spring rates. SAUL. WAGNER & SON. fe1852t HOTEL FRANCIS. SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE.; new: all modern improvements; steam heat; newly decorated; cuisine the best; terms reason shle. lira. A. C00G.%N. mhl9-26t,4 REACH FRONT HOTEL Offers a arecial Spring rate of $10 per week and upw rR. $2.50 per day. Apply P. 0. Box 285, Atlantlc City. N. J. mhl9-26t-4 HOTEL SOTHERN. cirginia are. and Beach. Steam heat. Sun par lor. Elevator to street Rooms en suite with bath. Boklrt mailed. N. R. BOTHWELL. mhl6-26t -5 Hotel Islesworth. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Duwcly on the Beach at Virginia avenue. Entirely remodeled. Lot and cold sea water in all baths. Capacity 500. Cafe. Iaeier's Orchestra. American and European plans. . 3147-0t-12 OSBORNE & PAINTER. Grand Atlantic Hotel, Virginia are. and the Beach. Atlantic City. N. J. Open all the year. Hot and cold sea water' baths. 350 of the largest and most handsomely furnished frent rooms in the city. 100 rooms with bath. Southern exposure. Magnificent sun par lors. Orchestra. Terms, American plan, $12.50 and $15 per seek. $2.50 by the day up. European plan. $1.50 per day. Fine cafe attached. The table and service are not surpassed. Coaches meet all trains. Write for booklet. fe13-52t-13 CiHAtLES E. COPE. NEW BOSCOBEL. Kentucky ave. near Beach; center of all attrac - tions; every hotel appointment; exeptionsl luxury. excellence in cuisine. $12 up wkly.; $2.50 up daily. Booklet. (fel-52t-5) A. Et. MA RI ON. HOTEL RALEIWH, Ocean End St. Charles Place. l'tenalvely improved and many new and at tractive features introduced. A high-clasa mod ern hotel, with heat locatIon, offering Special Spring rates. Capacity 400. Elevator servIce, rooms en autte, with bath; steam heat, etc., etc. ituperior table and service. Coach meets trains. Booklet- C. C. SHINN. me1t4-26t-l0 SEASIDE HOUSE, ATLANTIC CITY, N. .. Ocean ,r -nt Open all year. All the convenIences and comforts of the best city hotels. Salt baths in -house. Golf privileges. Capacit 300. 'Phone 22. mh3-20t,S CHAS. kvANS & SON. iCopyright. 1902. 'sy A. C. lieClursg & Co.) CHAPTER xxvII-Cotinued. "See now what you are missing by your beadstrongness." he reproved his captive. "It Is seldom that men have the oppoq tunity to siteas we sit, and iearn from the experience of another what would hare been their fate had their fortune been equally bad. Such great luck is It .that I get almost afraid for your ingratitude. it will be a great mercy if some god does not punish you for thanklessness. * * * By Thor! In his terror the fool has attaeked them. * * * h! From below came a sudden snarl, a sud den savage yell, the noise of struggling bodies. and then a shriek of another kind from Kark, no longer a cry of mere appre hension, but a sharp, pIercing scream of bodily agony. "Let me go!"~ AlwIn panted through his muffled jaws. "'It is a nithing deed for us --to permit-the death of one of our number --so. Let me go. Rolf-he is a human be lng. Ict me go!"' A man of wood could not have been more relentless than Roif; a man of stone could hardly have been less moved. He argued the matter amiably: "It Is true that by some mistake or other Kirk wears a man's shape." he admitted; "yet it is easily seen that in every other respect he is a dog. Indeed I think there are few dogs that have less of courage and loyalty. Take the matter sensibly, comrade. If you cannot rejoice in the death of your enemy, at least consider what interest it is thus to study the habits of dwarfs. The cur who was useless during his life will be honored by serving a good purpeas In his death. Left will think It of great mprtance to learn hew these cra~sared to wafd white men. have the - n -ulmehdso thmee 10w they sar doing thansm to his sen. menewed abriska .for help a~ drowned the remaimner.of his anna herth fres ensiostr Bu Wt when at last thq Weasismi am Jay sweat and paating hraws c5st he beenme awaze th -.. werse awmg abinte. SPRING RESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. Hotel Iroquois. -South Caroltaa ave. and Beach. Onaveient ti Piers and Boardwalk. Capacity. 400. Iocation mosi central. Booms single ea suite, with beth. 31e vator street level. Seta parlors bested. Table and service unsurpassed. Special Sp rates, 10 t $17.50 weekl. $2.50 and up . Write or U lustrated booklet. tfe20-78t.10) W. F. SHAW. Hotel -Ponce de Leon. Virginia ave. and the Beach. Capacity. 300. Ele vator to street; steam beat; baths; rooms en suite: magnifcent porches overlooking boardwalk ant oetun. Special for spring, $10 to g17.10 weekll $2 and up daily. Booklet. W. F. SHAW. n.h14-26t.7 .HE BEAUMO.T, TENNESSEE AVE. NEAl :eacb; new; thorougly appointed hotel; steam heat; spn arlor. beth etc.; open aD year capacity. 25. Spring rates. J. B. CORE. fet-52t.4 THE ST. CHARLES, ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YJCAR. Fifty private baths, sea and fresh water, showei attachments, &c. Modern and ct:mplete. NEWLIN HAINES, mhl4-26t-10 Formerly of the Chalfonte. WESTMINSTER, Kentucky ave. near beach. Steam heat. san .r,o. elevator etc. Spring rates. CHAS. BUDRE. liHotel Agnew9 Atlentie City's newest and finest hotel. WHO! BLOCK BEACH FRONT. Sea-water baths and plunges. Orchestra. Capacity 600. Special sprini rates. Automobile meets trains. Booklet malled. mhl]-26t-12 A. C. MITCHELL & CO. EVAR Kentdeky ae. and Beach. Ful E tR 9 ocean view. Steam heat. Special spring rates. Smb9-20t,4 FAIRBANKS & MACKENTHUN. HOTEL MORfON, Ocean End Virginia Ave., Atlantic City, N. J. Open the entire year. One of the best-equipped hotels. Stea"m beat Elevator friza street level. Rooms en suite with bath. Exte nsive sun parlors. Excellent table. Ocean view. HaO-130t.L0 * Mrs. N. R. HAINK. HOTEL TIRAV1 ORE, ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Remains open throughout the year. Every known romfor; and convenience for winter guests. Golf wrivleges.. Running water !n bed rooms. TRAYMOTRE iioTEi, CO., mhS-Slt.9 D. S. WHITE. President. "The sa t breath of the sea brings health." GALEN HALL, ATLANTIC CITY. N. J. danatait.m and hotel. New building. handsome nid elegi t in every feature. Physicians and nurses. Roons with private baths and sea water. A place for rest and healtbseekers. Table and service first ;'ass. B:-o.let. F. I.. YOUNG. General Manager. f1v-52t.o THE HOLMHURST, P'ennsylvania ave.. close to Beach. Boardwalk and Piere, Atlantic City, N. J. Embodying every appointment of a high-class mod ?rn hotel with homelike comfort. Elevator to street level; steam heat; baths; sun parlors, etc. In the meat section, with unobstructed view; excellence if cuisine and service. Open all year. Special iring terms. HENRY DARNEL. mhb-20t-10 CHESTER INN, New York ave. near Beach. Opn all year. Steam heat. Baths. ete. jag-"t D. KNAUE. THE FREDONIA. Tennessee ave. and Beach. First-clam family hoo. tel. Moderate rates. Steam beat. Booklet. mh2-26t.4 G. W. CARMANY. NEW WORTHINGTON, Pacific and Missouri aves. Steam beat. Open all year. Terms moderate. mh2-78t.4 J. B. WORTHINGTON. L'HE FRONTENAC-A NEW HOTEL AS GOOD as the best-Kentucky ave., Atlantic City; 100 yards from Beach. The center of all attractions. Direct southern exposure. Contains every c,m fort and convenience, including elevator, steam beat, baths. etc. Capacity. 250.. Spacious sun parlors, with unobstructed view of ocean. Special spring terms for pleasant rooms and excellent cuisine. $8 and $10 weekly; $1.50 and $2 d.aly. Booklet. airs. H. Y. MOYER. fe28-26t-10 The New Clarendon. Virginia Ave.. Near Beach and Steel Pier. Open all the year. Attractive winter house. Write !or terms M. D. NEIMAN, Owner & Propr. fe25-26t,5 THE GARDEN HOTEL. OPEN THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. Many improvements. Enlarged Cafe. American or European plan. White service throughout. mh2-26t,10 W. I. FINCH. BERKSHIRE INN, Virginia are. and 'Beach. $2. $2.50 daily; $8. $10, $12.50. $15 weekly during spring, and special Easter rates. Extensive im provements. Unobstructed view. Elevator. Hit mnd cold baths, free. Steam heat, etc. Capacity, 100. Table and service the finest. Booklet. fe28-26t-9 J. 0. & J. E. DICKINSON. THE GLENDALE, It. James Place and Beach. High class. Every appointment. Dest and most central location. E:e rator. etc. Special winter and spring terms. mhl-26t,5 L. F. BURCH. jfrnf of "Though they have in no way hurried the matter. I believe that he is almost dead] now." Roif comforted his captive. Even as he spoke the last faint cry end ed in a g-u:gling choke--and there was silence. Instantly the scarf was alipped from Al wrin's mouth, and the living fetters unclasp ed themselves from his limbs. "Thanks to me-" Rolf was beg!nning. The brief interval of silenca was shat tered by a cry from the sentinel on the river bank, followe'd either by an echo or an answering whoop from the oppoalte shore. Roif stretched himself along the branch, just in time to see the men below acatter 'n- wildeat onfusion and plunge headlong urtlo the thicket. "In the Trolla' name!" he ejaculated. "When dwarfs run like that giants must be coming!" Alwin had clambered to his feet and stood with his head thrust, up through the leafy roof. * "It is more out of the came nest!" 'he gasped. "They are coming from the other bank, swarms of them. e e C There I Some of them have landed * C 5" Rolf laughed his peculIar loft laugh 01 quiet enjoyment. "By Thor, was there ever such' agme!" he exclaimed. "I can see them ntQw; they are after the first lot like wolves after sheep-no,' Kark was the sheep I These are the hunters after the wolves. Hesr them howl!"' "The last- ones have climbed out of the water," Alwi.n bent to report. "Do they also follow!" '.'As dogs follow deer. Saw I never such sport! When we can no longer bear them It will be tine for us to ra a race of our own. AiWin made noa answer, and they wpaiteg in silence.- Graually distance drew sft folds over the shap cries and magedten ng wimes threw the clemb ager -~. SPRING RESOETS. Geo. ATLANTIC CITY N. J. Methods EuropeanMasters. TrialGratis. Mod.Ratea. Plano.Vilin,Cancert,Cboir Tel.8865-A. After 1 p.m. fe26-27t*4 THE LUXURIOUS Hotel Chelsea, Atlantic City, N. J. 300 rooms. ioo Private Sea Water baths. Our patrons will find several new and attractive features. Through vestibuled car'to Atlantic City without change. J. B. THOMPSON & CO. mh2-26t.28 - TTI BREXTONL.F , Near tach. Special Spring and Easter rates. Elevator to street level. tlf3-78t-4) J. A. MYERS. NEW HYGEIA, New York and Pacific aves.,near beach. A thorough ly modern hotel, new throughout- unexeelled In fur. nishiugs; steam heat,&c. Bklt. (HAS. A. SHEIDY. fe7-52t4 HOTEL STRAND. Winter .eaort.--Atlantie City.-Winter Resort. The Strand is a new, modern, brick and stone. fireproof hotel, which overlooks the world-famed boardw"k and wrean. Sea water baths. FAlIiAIRN & WILLIAMS. fe10-52t-10 ~ Owners and Proprietors. THE DUNLOP. On Ocean Front and adjoining the famous Board walk. Butt of Brick and Iron. European Plan. Sea-water baths attached to suites, also public. Excellent Cafe. Booklet. 1s26-52--10 ROBERT T. DUNLOP. The Cl alffonte On the reach at North Carolina avenue. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. fe25-28t,9 LEEDS & BAINES CO. THE WILTSIHlRE, Virginia Ave. and Beach. Open all year. A high-class- modern hotel with anurpasset lecation.' Capacity, 300. Contains every possible appointment and luxury. Rooms en suite with bath. Special spring terms, $12.50 per week and up. Booklet. ja26-78t-I0 4. S. PHOEBUS. THE PENNHURST, Michigan ate., second house from beach and board walk. A high-class, homelike hotel with refined surr.idings and patronage. Every appointment, including elevator. steam heat, baths, etc. Open all year. Booklet. WILLIAM R. HOOD. jr.3l12t.7 SPRINGS AND BATHS. Carroll Springs Sanitarium FOR INVALIDS AND CONYAIZSCENTS. Open all the year. Baths, electricity, sun parlor, cevered verandas, hot-water heat, open fires. Pure spring water piped through the buildings. Its convenience to Washington especially recom mends it. Send for illustrated booklet. Address G. 0. WRIGHT. M.D.. Forest Glen, Md. 3a31-52t - UNEASY ABOUT TREATY. Cubans Fear Amendments by House of Representatives. A dispatch from Havana yesterday says: Although there is considerable complaint here on the part of Cubans that the United States Senate did not give the reciprocity treaty a fair deal, the publication of the text of the amendment has shown them that the treaty is not materially damaged from a Cuban standpoint, except through the delay and uncertainty entailed by the action at Washington. The present feeling of suspicion is due principally to the lack of assurances that the treaty cannot be amended in the United States House of Representatives and that President Roose velt will call a special session prior to the regular meeting of Congress. The presidents of all manufacturing and commercial associations received today a list of inquiries from the senate committee on foreign relations with reg rd to the ef fects of the amendments. 1' is requested that the replies be sert in by tomorrow. The report on the treaty will be completed by Friday. The appointment of Mr. Steinhart to suc ceed W. A. Rubleie as consul general here has given much satisfaction on account of his acquaintance with the people and pre vailing conditions. Paymaster General Alfred E. Bates, U. S. A.. has arrived here. Minister Squiers today paid a visit to the United States training ship Essex, now in Havana harbor. but only the Northmen can smile as they kill." When the last smothered shout was unmistakably dead Rolf swung himesif down from the bough, hung there for an instant, stretching himself comfortably and shaking the cramps out of his limbs, then let himself down to the ground; and Alwin followed. The soft sod lay trampled and gashed by the grinding heels; and the lengthening shadows pointed dark fingers at the middle of the nook, where a shapeless thing of white and red was lying. Roif bent over it curiously. "It mnust ,be that these people love kill ing for its' own sake, to go to so. muc.h trouble over.it," he commented. "Evidently it is not the excitement of fighting which they enjoy, but the pleasure of tor turing. I will not be sure but what thcy are trolls after all." "It was a devil',s deed," Al win 'said hoarsely. He looked down at the ghastly heap with4 shudder of loathing. "And we are not wfth3ut guilt who have permitted it. It is of no cons'equence what sort qf a man he w'as; he was a h.uman being and of our kind-and they were fiends. You yieed not tell me that we oid not help It," he added in nierce forestalling. "Hdd ~e been Sigurd, we would have helped it or we would both have lain like that." I iotf shrugged his sho.ulders resignedly as they turned away. "H'ave it as you choose," he assented. "Alt learnt you cannot, deny that you were helpleps; let that console -you. May the gallows take my body if -you are not the most thankless man ever I met! Here are you rid of your enemy, and at the moment when he was most 'a hindrance to you, and Inot ormly do you reap the reward of the Ideed, but you bear no dangerous responsi Ibility--" He was checked by a glimpse of the face Aiwin turned toward him. Pride and loath ing, psonand sternness,. were all min .The Saxon said slowly, "Heaven's mercy on the soul that reaps tSte reward of this deed! Easier would it be to suffer these tortures a hundredfold increased. Profit by such a deed, Rlolf Eringsson! bo you think that I would live a life thl.t sprang from such a death? 'It cleanse .me' hand from the stain of such a)' murder,..tboughi the.blood had but spattered on It, I would hew it off at the wrist." The Battle to th Irun. It was -a picture of ye n.w ~the aiust Nght weims4m an - 10I DIPLOMATS TO ATEND UUEQUALBD ATION AT ST. LOUIS UPOiETION. Twenty-Pive Bmbas ^ieand Legations Have. Aceptd Invijations to Be Present The attendance of the members of the diptomatic corps at the AeOicatory oere monies of the world's fair at St. Louis April 30 and May 1 and 2 will ba larger than upon any similar occasion, if the responses received at the State Department to the in vitations extended by the fair management are an indication. Out of thirty-six em bassies and legations in this city twenty-five have signified to the State Department that they will be represented either by the am bassador ~ or minister, or by a charge of equal though temporary rank. So far only. three declinations have been received, while eight have not yet responded. As it stands today, assuming that the head -of the em bassy or legation in each will go where ac eeptances have been noted, the following will attend: The Russian ambassador, the Mexican ambassador, the Italian ambassador, the British ambassader, the French ambassa dor, the German minister and special en voy, the minister from Guatemala, the Haytian minister, the Brazilian minister, the Costa Rican minister, the Japanese min lster, the Peruvian minister, the Bolivian minister, the Corean minister, the Argen tine minister, the Chilean minister, the Co lombian minister, the Portuguese minister, the Spanish minister, the Salvadorean min ister, the Swiss minister, the Turkish min ister, the Venezuelan charge a'affaires, the Uruguayan charge d'affaires and the Do minican charge d'affaires. The Austrian ambassador, the minister from" Derlnark and the general aid de camp to the Shah of Persia are the only members of the corps who -have declined the invit.ation. It has been decided that owing to the ra pidity with which the party will move, it will not be feasible to have these diplomatic representatives accompanied by the ladies )f their households, a fact which has taused keen disappointment in some quarters. The fair committee has formally requested Mr. Jusserand, the French ambassador, and Senor de Ojeda, the Spanish minister, to leliver formal addresses, and these repre sentatives have communicated with their respective governments to gain their assent. They were selected from the diplomatic >ody for the reason that the Countries which they repreeen"t played an importynt part in the early history of Louisians TO KIDNAP CABINET 1PPICTALS. Wild Story of Plot Hatghed by Mon tana Outlaws. A special to the Baltimore.American from It. Paul, Minn.. yesterday. says: To kid iap Secretaries Shaw and Root and At :orney General Krox in the wil$s of Mon :ana and hold thein for an immense ran iom is the object of the alfegej plot re realed today to Congressman Tawney of Winona, the latter's home, by ,7. C. Fre nont, an aged col,red orat . remont, who recently arriv.'d from -hicago . this norning sought Mr. Tawney f'oid IRm .hat he had been informed h members of 2is own race while in Chicago that there were well-laid plans to captur the cabinet Miicers when the presidential epecial makes ts tour of Montana. The, success of recent train robbers Jin luding capture is said to have inspired the cheme. The leaders of the gang are said :o be cattle rustlers and desperadoes living n the famous "Hole-in-the-Wall" country, who are already living under the shadow of :he law and have nothing to lose and verything to gain. The plan is to hold up the train in the approved wild west style and rush the abinet members into the impregnable Hole n-the-Wall, there to be held: under_ threat )f death if the ransom is not forthcoming nside of three days, the time, In which the noney could be secured if arrangements were made at once by wire. Fremont learn ad of the story through negotiations which he bandits had with Chicagq crooks, the >lan leaking out among the colored popu ation. Congressman Tawney was at first dis )osed to laugh at the story,; but -as Fre nont presented a strong array of evidfnce he congressman became convinced finally hat there was something in the story, and Lt once wrote a letter of warning,to Sec etary Shaw, telling him what he had earned and advising precautionary meas ires. ng chorus of cheers. The clilef sat under he spreading maple tree, watching the iport criticajly, with an occasional gesture >f applause. Over the head of the bear cub ihe was fondling, .Helga watChed it also, with unseeing eyes. Those who had come n from hunting and fishing' sprawled. at heir ease on the turf, and shouted jovial tomments over their winecups. They welcomed Rolf and the Norman with a shout when the pair 'appeared on he edge of the grove. "Hail. comrades!"-"It was in our minds :o give you up for lost!"--"Your coming we will take as an omen that Kark wll also return some time.."'Yes, return and mook us' some food."-"We are becoming nollow as bubbles." Rolt a~ccepted their greetings with an easy lourish.thnabule "You will becoa alo1 sthnasbbbe f you wait for.E Irk t* cook y'our food," he answered, lightly. "I bring the chief the bad tidings that he has lost his thrall.' Pushing his companion genply aside, he walked over to where the Lucky One' sat. "It will sound like an old wo'man's tale to you, chief." he warned himi "yet this Is nothing but the truth." ' While the skin-pullers abandoned 'their contest and dropped cross-.legged upon the Ibide to listEn, and the eatlyin circle pieked lip its drinking horns andle4grep$ closer, he related the whole experieq,e simply and ;aulte truthfully,. geom eginug to end. From all sides exclamatipsof. amase enent and horror broke out-when he had fa shed. Only the chief est tegardinig him in silence, a skeptia puekr liftisig the corner of his mouth. Left said finally: "Trajth came from r'our mouth whaen you teetold that: this would appear to me as stfange a. the;.tales >ld women tell. Until within the last inenuth we have paed through tin 6l4rict Jmost tally, and never yet have w'e found aught etokening the presence of; hui,an beigs. L'hat they should thile appear to you "They came lke the shn an a dreasu, and vanished lik~e them," Nifdeclar& "Saving In the fac tha faimesters in not leeve maugiea s m behind them, [et reminded him, yesh~ narrowed with an unpleasant srw "Rolf Er ingssns" he 'die.".e that they are the dreamna you en tis to. That H;ark was no favoriq wihyou or ~P ~rend",-he nodded' ewtJs I,n~ *was see by everybe ..euthti was by the sword of s you that be hrall met his dath Qfomee 4b-wes01g5a~ lonega Hisltg r~0au u RAISING WORMWOOD NN w XTBNIVY CULTIVAT BD IN WISCONIN. Absinthe, Which is Wade From It, i'fg Pradnced in Condsidrable Quantties in United States. "Absinthe, 'the green terror of France,' said a botanist of the Agricultural Dep4rt ment, "Is now being produced in consider able quantities in this country and is being used to an alarming extent. In some sections of Wisconsin wormwood Is being culti vated, and it is from this plant that oil is distilled for making absinthe. It Is neces sary to give the cultivation of wormwood great care, and a certain age or growth must be reached before it Is suited for distilling the oil, an oil which is worth its weight in gold. Climatic changes have resulted In making certain sectiops of Wis consin favored spots for the growing of wormwood, and- now there are several wormwood farms in that state. There is a secret, however, in its cultivation which is carefully guarded by the pioneers and the consequence is that a number of -growers are unsuccessful in raising a plant that will produce the oil. The plan of sowing the seed broadcast has been abandoned, and now the successful growers plant in drills or rowa, cultivating as they would corn or tobacco. It is just before the plant has reached maturity that it is cut down and sent to the distillery, where the oil is taken from the green plant. The o!il is extracted by means of heat'with the exact process of which I am not familiar. Market for Wormwood. "The Wisconsin growers of wormwood and distillers of the oil at first shipped nearly all their output to Europe, but now they find a good market for it in this coun try, and at almost fabulous prices. Of course the drug houses of America furnish a ready home market. The oil is emp'oyed in many ways, but its chief uses are in the making of absinthe and liniments. The penetrating powers of the oil are someth'ng wonderful. When applied to the surface it works its way right to the bone, and this. makes it exceedingly valuable in com pounding strong liniments. The by-product of absinthe is already an awful curse. A person under the influence of the drug ex periences the most pleasant dreams and imaginings, but, like all excesses, it kills the gentle emotions, freezes kindness, rouses in man the spirit of the beast, and accomplishes more vile deeds than are dreamed of. A large drink of absinthe wil produce insensibility, convulslons, d'lated pupils, sluggish pulse and other serious ef fects-the after effect often including trem bling hands, armb and legs, intense thirst, tingling in the ears, illusions of sight and hearing, and other horrifying results. So strong a hold has the use of absinthe gained in France that the government has made repeated efforts to suppress its sale, an undertaking which, I fear, will never be accomplished. Its use In America is in creasing every day. The Use of Absinthe. "This rank poison Is kept by nearly every saloonist in every city and town. A few drops in a glass of whisky will make the average, drinker- think and feel that he owns. half the earth, and that another drink of the same kind will give him the remainder. 'Just a dash of absinthe' is what fully one-half of the present-day drinkers, and especially among the upper class, will say to the bartender when he orders a drink. Two or three drinks with 'Just a dash of absinthe' Vill cause the drinker to get in that condition where he owns it all, knows everything, wants to hug everybody, and is the very biggest fool in seventeen states. When the stuff begins to die out he is on the verge of a good case of 'monkeys.' There is no drinking schedule so sure of producing jimjams in short. order as 'just a dash of absinthe.' "While our Wisconsin manufacturers ,of the oil which produces absinthe are getting a very good quality, France will continue to make the best grade, because the se crets of Its manufacture have been known there for ages. * This secret has never found its way into the laboratories th!s side of the Atlantic, and I don't think it ever will. Absinthe is a dangerous, green-eyed fairy, and it is to be regretted that Amer icans are now able to produce the death dealing stuff. Its use is growing with won derful rap.dity. Mark my words, it will not be a great while before national legis lation against its manufacture in this coun try w'il be asked." Burglars broke into.the safe In the post office at Fairport, Ohio, and secured about $500 in stamps and currency. From the spot where the Norman had halted when his, companion pushed for ward, there came the rustle of a slight dis turbance. Sigurd had caught his friend by his cloak and, wns pleading with him in a passionate undertone, growing more and mnre desperate at each resolute shake of the black head. The Instant Leif resumed hIs seat, the Fearless One wrenched him self free and strode forward. Rolf str.ove to bar his way, but Robert Sana-Peur evad ed him also, an&~ took up his stand before the bench under the maple tree. "The Fates appear to be balancing their scales tonight, chief," he said, grimly. "For the dead man whom you believed to be alive, you see here a lHving ma~n whom you thought to be dead, For the traIl that you have lost, I present to you another." Winding his hand In his long black locks, he tore them from his head and i-evealed the crisp waves of his own fair hair. From either hand there arose a 'buzz of amazement and incredulity* mingled with grunts of approval and blunt complinments and half-muttered pleas for leniency. Onl:fI two persons neither explained nor moved. Helga stood in the rigid tearless silence she :had promised, her eyes pouring into her lover's eyes all the courage and loyalty and love of her brave souL. And the chief sat gazing at the rebel brought ban~k to life, wtthout so much as a wink of surprise, without any expression whatever upon his inscrutable face. After a moment Aiwin went on steadily, "I hid myself under this disguise because I believed that luck might grant mes the chance to render you' some service which should outweigh .my offense. Because I was a short-sighted fool, I did not see that the better the Norman succeeded the worse became tle Saxon's deceit. My mind changed when.your own lips told me what would be the fate of the man who should 'deceive you." The chief's "face was as impassive as stone, but he nodded slightly. "A man of my age does not take It ell to 'be fooled by boys," he said. "It Is a. poor compliment to i.intefligence, when they have the opn~ htthey can mold him between their finuglrs. Though he had rendered me the greatest uervice Ia - tile world, the 'gman who aseuld deceive ee f ie broad tapon the meat tered groups. Wlth a queer little me upon her drawn lips egtl edhi m &ma leg - ld t. imal4 h t.f twiteh littled ha he al. eito ON THE RIVER FRONT NOW=Z. IW$AW TO 33 *ADB A BUST RtVER POIBT. Painting U. .3, Fern-Tag Yaryland on Railway for Overhaubhg -General NeWs, The Nomini wharf property, in West moreland county, Va.., was'purchased a few days ago by a syndicate, and is to be made one of the busy points on the river. A large vegetable canning factory is in process of erection, and will be in opera tied this summer. The new plant wi'l give employment to a large number of hands, and a thriving village is expect ed to grew up at Nomini within the next year. The steamboat landing is to be re built by the new owners, and other changes and improvements will be made. The tract purchased by the syndicate con tains 750 acres of land, storehouses. wharves, wood yards and the like. The purchase price is said to be 88,000. There was a good supply of fresh fah, particularly of Potomac herring, on hand this morning, and they were in great de mand. Shad and bunch fish were not so plentiful, but the supply on hand was am ple to meet the demand. Prices show no change, and are as follows: For pan rock, 7 to 9c. per pound; medium rock, 10c. per pound; boiling rock, 12c. per pound; jump ing mullet, 4c. per pound; sturgeon, 10c. per pound; salmon trout, 6 to ic. per pound; sheepshead, 4 to 6c. per pound; Rounders, 5 to 6c. per pound; Potomac black bass, 10 to 12c. per pound; green pike, 6 to Sc. per pound; white perch, 7 to Bc. per pound; white perch, small, 5 to 11c. per bunch; catfish, large, 25 to 30c. per bunch; catfsh, small, 10 to 15c. per bunch; yellow perch, large, 15 to 25c. per bunch; yellow perch, small, 5 to 10c. per bunch; carp, 15 to 20c. each; eels, 3 to 5c. each; herring, 60 to 70c. per hundred; Potomac roe shad, 4tic. each; buck shad, 18 to 20c. each; hickory jacks, 8 to Sc. each. The oyster vessels lying at the wharf here have but few oysters aboard and there is an increase in the demand fur them. Prices show few if any changes from yes terday's figures and range from 50c. to Oc. per bushel. Painters are aboard the United States ship Fern, the practice vessel of the Naval Battalion of the National Guard, preparing her for service during the summer. - The yacht Oneida is also to be repainted and decorated before the opening of the sum mer season. The dredge Alice Vivian, engsged in pumping mud from the river bottom upon the low ground at the Washington bar racks park, has found the ground very hard and much difficulty has been experi enced in cutting it to go through the piper. Large stones are often caught In the sucker pipe and have to be removed before the mud cutter can work. Some of the stones sucked up and forced through the pipes are uver a foot in diameter. Of General Interest. The tug Maryland, belonging to the Mil er fleet of towboats, which was disabled w'hile on her way up the river a day or wo ago, is hauled out on the marine rail way at Bennett's boat yard, and will re :elve a general overhauling before being )ut overboard. gaip. The tug George W. Pride left today for 3altimore, under the command of Capt. Walter Posey, and will there receive a new :oiler and will have general repair work lone to her. She will be out of service hree weeks or a month. The United States revenue cutter Win lom, Captain Maguire, which has been em >loyed in partolling Chesapeake bay and its ributaries for several months, came into ort yesterday, and is now at anchor off he foot of 10th street. This is the first ,isit the Windom has made here since last mummer. One of the shade trees which stood on he edge of the old seawall at the arsenal was undermined by the wash of the waves eaterday, and fell into the river. The yawl-yacht Seabelle is lying in the itream off the foot of 11th street south vest being prepared for the boating sea son, which will open in a short time. The steam barge E. James Tull, laden with a large cargo of hay and other stores. sailed yesterday for Aquia creek. The tug Rosal!e, with three rcows laden with sand, and the tug Selectman, with four. came into port from river points yesterday. The B. H. Lambert left port yesterday for a river point and will load back to this city. - The bugeye Della Townshend is engaged in running fish from the nets at Plum Tree G-ut to this city. The schooner Belmont is in Occoquan "You-knew-?" she gasped Leif smiled a dry, fine smile. "I have cnown since the day on which Ty'rker was oat," he' said. "And I had suspected the :ruth since the night of the day upon which we sailed from Greenland." He made a gssture toward the shield nalden that was half mocking and half stern. "You showed little honor to my judgment. clnswoman, when you took It for granted I should not know that love alone could cause woman to behave as you have done. Or tidi you think I had not heard to whom ~our heart had been given? That my ears nly lhad been dead to the love tale which ~very servant-maid in Brattabild rolled Ike honey on her tongue? Or did you maginie that I knew you so. little as to hink you capable of loving one man in he winter andS another In the spring? Eiven had the Norman borne no resemn slance to the Englishman, still would I--" "But * * * " Helga stammered, "but -I thought that you might-Rolf said that ligurd-" For perhaps the first time In his life Rolf's cheeks burned witir mortification as L derisive snap of the chief's fingers fell .tpon his ear. "Sigurd! Your playmate! With whom, save you quarreled and made up since here were teeth in your head' By Peter, tIt were not that the joke appears to lie wrholly on my side. I could find it in my sqirrt to punish the four of you without nercy, for no other crime than your opin on of my Intelligence!" Alwin took ,a hesitating step forward. Ele had been standing where his first de lance had left him, a light of comprehen-, sion dawning in his face, and also a spark f resentment kindling in his eyes. Now he said slowly: "It is not your tnger which appears atrange to us. chief. Et is the slowness of your justice. That, knwing all this time of our deceit, you save yet rm=ained quiet. That you have fllowed us to live in dreas,a and led us on ;o behay*, oasaves,like fools! We have seen no better than itander the cat's saw." He glanced .at .Belga's thin cheeks Lnd the pain- lines around her mouth, and $ie full feren a! his indignation rang out u bis voice. ''To us It meant life or dath, seaven os'tell-was ,it worthy of a man tfind aniuen.atn in our suoer Every advertisenment W The Star is pertinent testi mony, not of faith, but of conv*tion. DON'T FAIL TO BUT DIRECT FROM OWNER. " TE BEBT NOUN= EVER OFFERED FOR THE MONET. PRICE, $H,8. SBEATON ST. N.W. 19, 21. 23 T ST. N.E. ONE-HALI SQUARE FROM CAR IiNE. HANDOME RED AND BUFF-OO, ORED PREas-BRiCK FRONTS, WITH BEAUTIFULLY CARVED BROWN STONE TRIMMINOS, CONTAINING 7 ROOMS, BATH AND ATTIC. 114. 114. 118 U ST. N.W. 9 ROOMS AND BATH; LARGE AT TIC; , BUILT OF HANDSOME RED AND BUFF-COLORED PRESS-BRICK FRONTS, WITH BEAUTIFULLY CARV ED BROWNSTONE TRIMMINGS. HAVE TO BE SEEN TO BE APPRE. CIATED. OPEN FOR INSPECTION EVERS DAY AND SUNDAY. THOMAS M. HAISLIP, It OWNER, S7 V ST. N.W. WE REPRESBN(T eur bouses to be uneqaaled as te emelake architectural beauty. origimaixy and perfeet constraction. and by PRODUCING THEM and dealing with you direct. a, we do. it permits as to- ofer the greatest realty val. nes the city has ever seen. Our only completed house. 2307 FIRST ST. N. W.. Is open for your examination. One ar taa highest elevations In the District. Facing the leading driveway to Soldiers' Home and adjoining the $4.700.000 Government Im provem-ut. A section of exclusively three story houses. An inspection of this house will convince you as to the values we otca. The cost of this property is $5,850. We would like you to compare It with any houses, at any price, as to materials, con struction and finish. It Is as near an IDEAL HOME as can be produced. unless you should BUILD YOUR OWN HOMB after your own plan., which we can do for you on a lot 20s100. in the northwest. at much less money than you could buy the same house "ready made" elsewhere. OUR 30-PAGE BOOK (free) explains how we do it. It is not 7 . catalogue. It tells how to buy or build a home, and is fdl of new ideas. Call or write for It. It is very Interesting. Also get de scription and prices as to what we are pee ducing this spring. MIDDAUGH AND SHANNON. 802 F St. Owners. "No place like home; us homes Ube ems." mh18-t bay taking aboard a cargo of card wood for Carter & Clark. The three-masted schooner Huston is ly ing at the wharf of the Bryant Fertilizer Company at Alexandria and is tak'ng aboard a large cargo of fertilizer for Nor folk. West Indian Service Xedalb. The bureau of navigation announces that it is ready to distribute the West Indian medals awarded under act of Congress to the enlisted men of the Wilmington, Glou cested, Dolphin and Topeka, which vessels participated in engagements at varIous points In Cuba during the Spanish war. Ap plicants should forward the discharges they have received between July 4, 1808S, and the present time, and enlisted men will make application through their commanding. ofi cers. To Dock the Gazelle. Commander Erwin Schaeder, naval attache of the Imperial German embassy here, will go to Newport News. Va.,* to ar.. range for the docking of the Ger:nan war ship Gazelle, which will arriv-e there In a few days from Venezuelan waters. that I was not altogether sure of my ground, and waited to be certain before [ stepped. Or perhaps I was curious to see what you would do nex:t, and felt able to gratify my curioedty since I knew that, through all your an,tics, I held you securely in the hollow of my hand. Or perhas--." Lelt hesitated for an instant, end there crept into his voice a note ro unusual that all stared at him.-"or, perhaps, In becom ing sure of- my ground. I became uncertairn of the honor of the man whom I wished to place highest In my friendship, and ure deemed It wisest to remain under cover un til be should reveal all the hidden parts of his nature. It may have been for .any one all of these reasons. You, who have come nearer to me than' any man &lHve. should have no dimiculty In selecting the true one.", Was it possible that reproach rang in those last words? It sounded so strange:p like it that Tyrker Involuntarily curved his hand around his ear to amend Eome flaw in his hearing. Aiwin's face underwent a great change. Suddenly he flung his arins apart in a ges ture of utter surrender. "I will .strive against you no longer!" he cfied, passionately. "You are as much su perior to me as the king to his link boy. Do an you like with me. I submnit to you In everything." He tell upon his knee an4 hid his face In his hands., Then the tone of Leif's' voice became s. frankly friendly that Helga's beautiful head was raised as a drooping flowers by the' soft spring rain. "Already you have heard your sentence. 'hefair words I spoke to Robert the Nor aman I spoke -also to Alvin of England. When I promised wealth -a friendship ar honor to Robert Sans-Phs, I promised them als to Take the freedom and dignity wich tamn- of your accom ~pil=hme,wee and-with one ezception-ask of me anythIng else you choose." Mit one exception! Helga sprang for' ward and caught LiAf's hand implor:ngly In her's. And Alvta, still upon his knee, reached out and grasped the chief's man tie.. 'Led,"' he cried, "you have bee& better' to me, a hundred fold better. than I de serve! -Yet wotid you be )ineer stRi. * e e Lers, grant me this one boon, ad take back all else that you. haves premised." The idef's brawnay hand toucea(eg' "De yeustatl bu16y tha I would rth oRi e yeU weumig, t it Were ia.my reWsr to reiSorb iou?" he wsesehed the. "Sit -en lb. wgen8f ti b.ae to any