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ODESSA WICKED CITY
Reputation for Gaycty Extends Over Europe. HER TRADE IS FALLING OFF Americans Invited to Bid for Pro posed Improvements. ? LARGE HEBREW POPULATION Jealousy Caused by Improvidence and Inferiority in Accomplish ments of Russians. nX TVlf.LlAM r. CI'RTIS. gpe.-,al ? of The Star snd the rii|r.i(n tterord-Hrrald. ? ?|>KSSA. Russia Aufifft 1??, 10WV We crossed from Sevastopol to Odwsa by st^mff in about eighteen hours, stop ping to di.-charge cargo and passengers at the ancient port of Eupatoria. The Greek name denotes the origin of that town. which flourfc-hed ocnturies before the christian era. but Is now of compara tive insignificance. In the morning we found ourselves In a crowded harbor nnder a bluff 3nn or 250 feet high, crowned with several monu mental building* and presenting a noble front to the sea At the extreme western ?nd of the town beyond the expanse of foWMe of Alexan der II Park aie the building* of an indus trial exposition no? in progress. Their fsnta't' forms ar? so whit" that they look like the fan y ornaroer.ts with which confectioners decorate wedding cake. Town Built by Catherine II. <klcs.-a is comparatively a new town. Only a little more than a hundred years old. and entirely a Russian creation. The Turks iari a fortress here callcd Khodja t>ey, whi' li was carried by assault in 1778 by the Russian forces under Gen. Rlbas during the war with Turkey which Cath erine II provoked for conquest. The title to ihe property was conveyed by the great Turk to the Czar of all the Russiss by the tr<aty of Jassy December 2I?. I7!>1. It graciously pleased lur imperial ma jesty to utilize the natural advantages of the location for defense and commerce, and she ordered a town crcated here. Gen Rlbas laid it out and built the first house and < atherlne, who was always fond of classical names, commanded that it Khould i?e railed Odessus. from the "Odyssey" of Homer, which mentions this place. In 1?>? the Duke de kichelieu. a refugee from th" Fiench revolution, who came to Rus-ia and was given an important com mission in the army, wat? appointed gov ernor. The population then numbered only a few thousand, but his enterprise and ta.^te made it a beautiful and impor tant city. 1'pon his death Count Worozoff, after ward prince?to whom I have alluded sev eral times in these letters in connection with the Crimea?took up the work where Richelieu left it off, and provfd himself a r?mar'<able builder. He founded the uni versity, the public library, the museum, t.ie municipal opera house, and schools or medicines attached to the hospitals were encou-^ged and subsidized by him. He ?,vc an lm|>etus to trade and com merce which lasted for half a century. He built roads into the Interior, dredged the harbor, created docks and encour aged the introduction of profitable Indus tries Woronzoff Educated in England. Woronzoff was born in St Petersburg n 17sj and was the son of a distinguished *tatesm??n. His father was ambassador to London during his boyhood, which taused him to be educated there, and he took a degree at Cambridge I'nhrersity. Returning to Russia, he obtained a com mission in the army and commenced his military career as a subaltern in a Cau easlan regiment conimarded by a famous Georgian prince. TsytzyanofT. He proved a brilliant soldier, was promoted rapidly and wore the epaulets of a major general before he was thirty years old. In the war with Napoleon he command ed a division of grenadiers During the retreat of the French he followed closely upon their flank to the German frontier. At the conclusion of the war he went to Kngland and remained until he was called bv the emperor to undertake the or can'zation of the government of Bessara bia Shortly after he succeeded the Duke de Richelieu as Governor of Odessa. He *a? afterward governor of the Cau casus and the Crimea In all three prov inces his memory is revered and many public works exist as monuments to his enterprise ar.d foresightedness. Woronzoff Palace on a Bluff. The most consjieuous object upon the bluff that overlooks the harbor of Odessa is a mansion built by Prince Woronzoff and occupied by him for many J ears. It is of (plassical design, with w alls of granite, and is surrounded by limited but handsomely embel'i.-?hed grounds. The chief feature Is a pergola of lofty granite columns detached from the house and rising from a little promontory that projects from the bluff. It can be seen for a long distance and Invests with a classical ciiaracter the earliest Impres sion of the city. Tiie mansion is spacious, 'containing thirty large apartments, and Is entered through an extensive courtyard under a monumental gate. For several years it has been occupied as a school for en gineers. In Win, when the first census was taken. Odes?a had population; in lf?10 It has rOMio. but there has been a steady decrease during the last Ave years, which I- due to the rivalry of other ports which a e attracting trade because of better harbors better railroad connections and better facilities for doing business. The strong and violent socialistic ele ment in Odessa has also Injured the city bv frightening away capital and prevent ing the establishment of manufacturing Industries because of the fear of labor strikes. About 25 per cent of all the grain ex erts from Russia were shipped from Odessa until about ten years ago. The total often reached nearly three million tons, tut the old-fashioned methods of handling freight, and particularly grain. In use here are so expensive as to be practh ally prohibitory. Sometimes the elevator charges are as high as cents per pood of thirty-Six pounds. Nicolaieff, Kherson and Rostov-on-the Don. have such superior facilities that Odessa < annot recover the trade until she irr.pr?v?s . er docks and harbor and me chanical appliances for handling freight. Improvements Are Contemplated. The imperial government has plans for extensive improvements In the harbor of ndessa to furnish suitable facilities for handling t e grain at a total expenditure <<f $io.?vm,nno. a commission from St. Petersburg and the municipal officials have made thorough surveva and complet ed designs which have been submitted to tne duma fyr approval and the necessarv appropriations The work will he done under the direc tion of the minister of commerce and la bor at St Petersburg and will include a breakwater nearly a mile long, costing a million dollars or more; a series of stone wl arves and piers, costing two millions; railw-*> terminals, ?.?ostln* two and a half millions; four grain elevators and con veyors. with a capacity of 72.noti tons, ra- h two millions; Kranarles, conveyors and other facilities for loading and un loading. one mMlion; an electric light and r v er plant, to cos" half a million; filling In and reclaiming land, half a million, and various other features of the enter prise. which wni be let by contract to the lowest bidder. The commission In charge desires to utilize the most modern appliances and up-to-date methods Contractors from the I'mted States are encouraged to bid for contracts. The. ministry of commerce and labor at St Peterabur* will give all th# Informa tion concerning details that may be de sired. John H. Grout I'nited States con sul at Odessa, has already forwarded to the bureau of manufactures at Washing ton sketches of the plant*, which may be studied there by those who tare Interested In the subject. The Imperial government owns the rail way*. but must have the content of the duma before transportation facilities are improved. Odessa's Bad Reputation. Odessa has the reputation of being a fast city, one of the most immoral com munities In Europe, and the young Rus sians are given to gambling and dissipa tion of all kinds. At night the streets are brilliantly light ed and are crowded with promenaders of both sexes. There are many cafes on the sidewalks, in the intsrlor courts of the business section and In the parks and squares. All night the air is fllled with music and laughter and pleasure-seekers turn night Into day. One is inclined to wonder when these crowds of men he sees In the cafes and theaters attend to their business. But when the shops, offices and banks open In the morning at K> o'clock there seems to be no lack of customers and clerks, and everybody is on the rush. The Exchange, a handsome building of oriental architecture, is the center of ac tivity The trading takes place in a splendid hall on lines similar to those of the Board of Trade of Chicago. T.ie re mainder of the building Is devoted to sam ple rooms, committee rooms, reading rooms and other purposes. As grain Is the principal staple of south ern Russia and Odessa is the chief mar ket all business movements center arouni the board of trade. Business is very dull just now; there have been several l>a<1 crops; fourteen of the largest flour mills in the city have been closed down for want of wheat to grind, and that has thrown a large number of people out of employment, as well as reducing the vol ume of business. But this year's crop Is a record breaker and prosperity is expect ed soon again. 200,000 Hebrews in Odessa. There are more than 20\0(V? Hebrews in Odessa?exceeding one-third of the entire population?and, as everywhere else, they control the hanking, the manufacturing, the export trade, the milling, the whole sale and retail mercantile establishments and practically everything of industrial and commercial enterprise. And, natur ally. they are hated by the Russians and envied for their success and prosperity. The prejudice against the Hebrew pop ulation, elsewhere as well as here, is due to economic rather than religious reasons ?simply because they are getting richer and more prosperous, while the Russians are losing ground in all the professions and occupations. They have wasted their capital in had investments and dissipa tions and extravagance and are forced to mortgage their property to the Hebrews to keep up appearances. In the meantime Hebrews have been se curing control of all the profitable enter prises and lines of business In Odessa. Their sons show the same earnestness and seal in the university that they show In the counting room. Therefore they make the best doctors and lawyers and ' engineers, and their services are in de mand, while the Russian members of the professions are idly waiting for business. A Russian will employ a Hebrew law yer or doctor or engineer in preference to one of his own race, not because he loxes the Hebrew or desires to encourage him, hut simply because he needs him and recognizes his superiority, his shrewdness snd his success. Russians All Improvident. " The same is true among the working classes. The Russian laborer spends his wages for vodka. The Hebrew puts his in the savings bank. The Russian la borer never saves anything. The Hebrew is economical and abstemious: his family lives on bread and vegetables, and by keeping good habits it grows strong, while the Russian grows weak. While the proud young Russian is ca rousing in th? cafe chantants and losing hia money in gambling hells the Hebrew young man is busy with his books. This difference In habits produces the results which exasperate the Ruasian and drive him to the persecution of his rivals. He considers It an Insult to himself and his race whenever he hears of a brilliant achievement or Instance of prosperity among the Hebrew*, and the spirit of envy and jealousy so aroused Is the cause of persecution. The newspapers today announce that the cur of all the Russian has been gra ciously pleased to permit the Hebrews in certain districts to visit health resorts for medical treatment during the season of 11M0 upon the presentation of cer tificates from local medical commissions that such treatment is required. This is considered a tremendous conces sion and has excited great indignation among the Russians who are in the habit of spending the summer at the pleasure and health resorts. GUNNER'S LICENSE GIVEN TO GROOM Of MISTAKE * Error of Towson Officials Em barrasses Mr. Boyd, Who Intended Marriage. BALTIMORE, September 12.?When a clerk asks the color of one's eyes and hands out a gunner's license instead of a marriar.e license, as happened to William Boyd, seventy-seven years old. of Steven son. Baltimore county, at Towson Satur day, one is liable to feel like shooting out. all the electric lights on the w-ay back. But Mr. Boyd did nothing of the kind It was all a mistake. He did not want to shoot electric lights, or aqulrrels, or anything else. He wanted to get married, and he went back to Towson and told the officials all about it. They were sorry. They mildly contended that Mr. Boyd may have known that the color of a man's hair Is never taken when he wants to get married, but Mr. Boyd, although ? veteran of three wars, did not know that positively Boyd Goes for License. After proposing to Miss Elizabeth Ann Daniel, who is fifty-one years old, and being duly accepted as a partner of her Joys and sorrows, Mr. Boyd went to Tow son to get the license. It was Saturday, and he did not wish to wait until Mon day. Women are so changeable. Arriving at the Towson courthouse he saw a line of men filing Into the license department. He probably imagined that there were other happy people In the world beside himself, a^id he no doubt looked over the serried row and felt at home among so many bridegrooms. It has been observed before that there is a sort of freemasonry of matrimonial sus pects or candidates which makes waiting in line an undesirable occupation. Xo one speaks, but all look conscious. Deapite his age, Mr. Boyd attracted no i attention in the line, aSd he probably I noted that no one gazed with surprise at him as he watted his turn. All too happy themselves, he probably thought. At last the moment arrived when he faced the clerk?Mr. William P. Cole, Jr. He was a nice clerk, and he did not raise his eye brows and appear surprised when Mr. Boyd asked for a license. Odd Questions Asked. "Your name, please," he asked, and Mr. Boyd gave his full name. Thla was en tered on a formal-looking document. ? What Is the color of your hair," was asked. Mr. Boyd thought this was a rather strange question, but In these days when so many young men run away from their wives it might be a good scheme to know the color of their hair so that they could be identified and brought back. He gave the color and waited. "Your height?" j asked the clerk. Mr. Boyd probably thought this was another of those modern questions. It was never like that in the old days when I the parson tied the knot and the people | roundabout raised a barn. But he gave his height He also gave his age. occupa tion. residence and some other personal Information. "A dollar and a quarter," said the clerk, | and while marriage licenses had always Dressing Sacques, 19c Women's Short Dressing S a c q u e n, of lawn; made with belt and turnover col lar; neat to ured effects; worth 3!? c each. Sale price, 19c. $1 White Spreads, Special 69c. BOYS' ; suits, $1.89 Bovs' Fall welght School 8ults. knicker hocker pants. Dark patterns. 8lzes from 7 to .17 years Reg ular $230 and SK.Om values. One day at \ *1.W>. 36*in. Cambric, 10c Value, at 6?4c There are ?o many uses for this ex cellent grade of Cambric that thrifty buyers will be out in full force to morrow to buy a supply of it at this saving. Yard-wide 8oft-flnish Cambric; firm woven grade, free from dressing. Especially desirable for women's and children's undergarments. Usual 10c value at <W?c a yard. A case of lO-quarter White Crochet Spreads at a worthwhile saving. In a good assortment of heavy raised Marseilles patterns; hemmed ready tor use. Regular 110ft kind for 6Bo tDomestie Dept.?First Floor ) SEVENTH AND K Tuesday Coupon Sales. Gold Dust, 2 for 6c THIS COUPON and 6c en title the hearer to TWO reg ular 5c packages of Fair bank's Gold Dust Washing Powder. flOc Macaroni, 2 for He THIS COUPON and He en title the hearer to TWO reg ular 10c packages of Macaroni, extra quality. ?c Starch, 2 for 6c THIS COUPON and Gc en title the beare." to TWO teg ular 5c packages of Argo Starch. l'0c Crackers, 6c THIS COUPON and 6c en title the bearer to regular 10c packages of Afternoon Teas. Butter Thins. Saltines. Vanilla Wafers or Graham Crackers. . 25c Catsup, 115c THIS COUPON and ISc en title the bearer to regular 25c bottle of Snider's Tomato Catsup, best quality. 5c Baking Powder, 2 for 5c THIS COUPON and 7c en title the bearer to TWO reg ular 6c cans of Itumford s Baking Powder. Huck Towels, 10c Value at 5c Worth up to $1.50 a yd., at Get an extra supply of these excel lent quality Fringed Huck Towel; ^t half regular value tomorrow. They are close-woven, absort>ent kind that dry ulckly. Fast color red border. Size 17x36. One day at 5c each?regular 10c value. ,W dozen Absorbent Linen Huck Towels, thoroughly soft and ready for use The antiseptic kind. ^ Size 17 x 32. Regular ISc (?? value, at Every-year we get the entire "mill ends" of all the fine broadcloths produced by one of the j leading mills in this country. It is a great bargain event, and always ripe in money-saving pos sibilities for shrewd buyers. These Broadcloths are finest quality dress fabrics, and sell regularly up to $1.50 a yard. 1 They are strictly perfect and come in desirable lengths for every purpose. Suitable for women's suits, capes and coats and children's garments. The lot includes handsome new striped Broadcloths and plain Broadcloths, in a complete range of staple colors. Full 52 inches wide. Seldom arc you offered a chance to buy high-class broadcloths at such a low price?and wise buyers will flock here tomorrow to supply their dress needs for the coming season. It is characteristic of Goldenberg's to provide exceptional values in wanted silks?and this offering of regular 89c Quality Persian Silks at 59c a yard is in line with that wide-awake policy. They are the most fashionable silks for waists under chiffon and net, as well as for waists made without those draperies, and will have a great vogue for millinery trimmings and silk petti coats. We offer a choice of a wide range of the leading colors, including dark, medium and light effects; also white grounds for evening wear. You cannot buy these Persian Printed Warps else- !j where for less than 89c a yard. Extraordinary value at 59c a yard. J $1 Pure-Silk Black Satin Dlrectoire; the New Fall Satin Foulards. 24 inches wide. newest satin-face silk for fall and winter In navy blue and black grounds, with dots wear; has a very soft finish, like a mea- qT| and neat-set figures; latest designs for fall saline, but wears much better; 24 inches Uj) ^ waists and dresses; all-pure-silk quality, Wide; regular $1 quality. Sale price Special price, yard $1.23 Extra Heavy Rustling Quality 11.23 Colored Satin Messallnes, 36 inches Black Taffeta Silk, full 36 inches wide; wide; extra heavy, soft quality, with brll flrm. close-woven texture, every yard fully ? liant luster; in a complete range of street ?^ guaranteed to wear; the best wearing and *"T flj) and evening shades. Please note?FULJj N flfl handsomest black taffeta you can buy any- ? ^ * YAR?> WIDE. Actual $1.25 value. Sale fy y (L where for. $1.23 a yard. Sale price " price w Values Worth Up to $30. Our ability to provide superior values in Women's Smart and Distinctive Tailored Suits is again demonstrated.. Tomorrow we offer a special lot of Women's New Fall Tai lored Suits at a surprisingly low figure?the result of a deal with a prominent manufacturer. They are made of imparted basket weaves. Lymansville chev iots and imported French serges, in smart tailored models: five button effect, with mannish coat collar and revers: perfectly shaped, and tailored according to the correct lines. Coats lined with heavy satin. Skirts nicely plaited. Choice of navy blue, taupe and rich autumn browns. Values actually worth up to $30.00 at JS17.50. $1.50 Folding Screens, 0/n. Three Fold?5 Feet High. Filled With Silk'ollne vjujrvj An unusually low price for such Screens?you cannot buy them elsewhere }n the city under $1.3<?. 100 Folding 8creens, three fold, 5 feet high; frame made of oak-flnlsh hardwood; filled with excellent quality silkoline. in floral and figured de signs. Colors of green, red, blue and pink. Fourth Floor. 50c Table Felt at 39c a Yard. A timely bargain for the housewife, j 54-inch Imperial Table Felt, extra heavy long-fleece quality that pre- , vents the table from being scratched, and saves wear and tear on the table linen. One day at 39c a yard, Instead of 30c. (Linen Department.) Tie Lacers; 30 inches long; extra wide; black or brown. Best 10c kinds, pair Jet Head Mourning Pins; worth 2c box. Six boxes for ***' Scissors and Shears; nickeled steel finish; all sizes; worth II (Tbf up to 19c pair. One day at Dressmaker's Adamantine Pins; worth 2c paper. Six papers 5c Clarke's O. N. T. Darning Cotton, in black and colors; worth 3c spool. 3 spools for Pearl Buttons, Four Cards for 5c THIS COUPON and 5c entitle the bearer to FOUR CARDS of White Fresh Water Pearl But tons, one dozen on a card. 14 to 20 ligne. been a dollar a? far an Mr. Boyd knew, i the high price of living might have had its effect on them. too. No telling what the tariffs will do. The clerk had not asked a single ques tion about the bride-to-be, and whether Mr. Boyd ascribed this to extreme deli cacy or an act of the legislature is not known. He put the license In hit pocket and went back to Stevenson to his bride. The Mistake Rectified. But when Mr. Boyd, with that ecstasy which all men within a few hours of matrimony exhibit, pulled thf license from his pocket to see that everything was in readiness he happened to observe something about gunning. Having fought throughout three wars, he was perfectly able to handle a gun, but he thought it funny that armament was mentioned on so blissful a document. A gunner's license: Consternation! Realization that the happy event might have to be postponed until Monday! A hurry call to Charles E. Kendall, equity clerk *at Tom-son. to know if a real mar riage license, one that would permit two persons to get married?not to shoot squir rels?could be Issued. Reply In affirma tive. Hurried trip to Towson. New license. Quarter change. Wedding bells. All's well that ends well at Stevenson. ! LEESBUBG. | * + S|x?<*i?l Correspondence of Tho Star. LEE8BCRG, Va., September 12. 1M<?_ Everything is in readiness for the fourth annual exhibition of the I^oudoun Heavy Draft and Agricultural Association, to b? held near Leesburg tomorrow and Wednesday. In the large number of entries in the heavy draft department is the grand i champion stallion of France and other champion pure bred stock. The six races are unusually well filled, especially in the steeplechase classes. In addition to the regular races there mill a trotting con test open to all horses in Loudoun county. There are a large number of entries in the poultry department, as well aa the agricultural elassea. Much interest la be ing manifested in the Boys" Corn Club exhibit and the boys' Judging contest. In the amusement line there will be a balloon ascension and parachute leap each dav, and music will be furnished by a band from Washington. The Piedmont Hunt Club horse show, held at Grafton Hall, UppervlUe. Satur day, was a decided success. Among the, 175 entries were some of the fin est horses in the state of Virginia, and their performance was unusually good Three races were also a feature of. the show. The John W. McDanlel farm, situated near Hughesvllle, this county, has been purchased by Lee G- Caviness of Lees burg and William B. Caviness of South Carolina for $44 an acre. The property, which contains 'Z\4 acres, will be convert ed Into a fruit farm. Rev. Landon Mason of Richmond. Va-. preached at St. James' Episcopal Church Sunday morning and Rev. C. C- Durkee of Goresvllle, Va., read the service. THE SNARE , OF CIRCUMSTANCE ?BY? Edith E. Buckley* (Owrrlfkt *7 Little. Brow* * Owptij, 1KW-1MO.) CHAPTER XXV.?Continued. I produced it and handed It to the doc tor. who gazed at it thoughtfully, but with no'change of expression. "Allowing for a difference in age the face is very like an office patient whom I have treated occasionally during the past year." My heart leaped Into my throat, and I noted Milbrath's sharp intake of .breath. "Will you favor me with the name of your patient, doctor?" "Your case hinges, do 1 un4erstand cor rectly. upon proving whether Mr. Francis Somhers died or Is still living?" "Precisely." "You will find. I feel sure, that Mr. Bombers' record closed with the one I made of his troubles. My present patient bears the name of Summerfield, P. H. Summerfield." "Ah! Can you give me the address of this Mr. Summerfield?" "I regret that I cannot do so. As I have said, he has been an office patient and my relations with him have been confined to consultations here." Dr. Rice's manner now reflected aigns of polite impatience. I recalled that his dinner waa doubtless waiting. "We are greatly obliged to you. Dr. Rice." I said. "I will endeavor to locate Mr. 8ummerfleld and learn whether he is the man we seek. You can hardly say, I suppose, when he Is likely to call upon you again?" "I have not the remotest idea." "Then I will bid you good evening, Dr. Rice." ^ When we were again in the street Mil brath slapped me across the shoulders. "Our case stpengthens!" he cried, "but what Infernal luck we have in getting at the old fellow." "If It comes to that we can give a de scription of him into the hands of four detectives and have Dr. Rice's house watched dav and night until we get him, although, of course, he may never visit Dr. Rice again." MUbrath considered. Then he pulled me by the sleeve. "Come. 1st us be off to an agency and get ths men to work at once. I'm willing to rtok the cost of the men for a few weeks on the chance of getting him ulti mately. III! There's a herdic turning down Marlborough street." and he whis tled for It. We entered the vehicle and drove to the Pingree Detective Agency, where we en gaged men who were detailed for Im mediate duty. When we returned to the hotel I found a special delivery note, forwarded by (iaspard, from Kllbcurne, in which he announced that he had taken passage on a steamer sailing on Saturday for LJvtr pnol, and implored me to come to town and stay with him for at least a few hours before that time. ? I felt that I could ill afford to spare time just then for any personal matter, but I felt, also, that I owed Kilbourne too much to refuse his request without urgent reason. Therefore I wired him that I would Join him on the following afternoon, and then communicated my change of program to MUbrath. "I think I understand how you feel about leaving." he aatd. "but you really needn't be bothered. You've given me a very fair idea of how to go ahead, you know, and I believe that I can keep things in hand for a few days." * "Then 1 think I'll stop at Overlook on my way back. If my mysterious visitor with unsigned warnings is 8ummerfleld It is probable, I suppose, that he lit out for somewhere when he found you on his track, and as likely as not he dropped off at Overlook." I was shocked at first by the appear ance of Kilbourne. when he met me at the Orand Central station and inquired at once about his health; but I soon saw that the change was psychical rather than physical?that the expression of his eyes, which altered his whole aspect, de noted a change in mind rather than ih health. His sympathies had, indeed, been quickened by his trouble. He Inquired with more interest than I had known him to display about the progress of my case and he spoke kindly of MUbrath. "I hope you'll clear him." he said. In conclusion, "for he's a man If ever there was one. But. my Ood. Bliss! he h%s ruined my happiness! After this you can scarcely laugh at my 'old womanish fan- I cies,' as you call them. How many of them have given me the Her' He turned i from me sadly and I had nothing to say. It was of this new Kilbourne that i thought many, many times during the year and a half that intervened betwaen our meetings?for the next that I saw of him was when I Joined him in Vienna. Jt was 10 o'clock on Sunday morning when I arrived in Beverly. Gaspard met me with the runabout and I saw at onca that he was inflated with suppressed ex citement; but I waited until we were well on the road to 0\-erlook before I en couraged him to speak. "Zings happen when m'sieu leaves," he said. "Yesterday come zee mart bent like sis and old, asking for m'sieu. Mon dieu! He look like?vhat you call it? xee ?de-scrip-sion of see homme m'sieu seeks!" "Yesterday, did you say? At what time?" "Near zee noon, m'sieu." Had Summerfield waited two days, then, after knowing that he was followed be fore leaving Boston? If such were the case he had probably received my note and realized that I was no longer his friend. Perhaps he had come to WInton to reason with me and explain. "Tell me Just how he acted and what he said. Oaspard." "Ma foi! He vas?vhat you call it??pa cu-liar." "In what way peculiar?" "Veil, he ring vlrst at xee front door. *1 apeak vid zee M'sieu Bleea,' he say. "Non; M'sieu Blees n'est pas ici.' "He smile. ?' 'Ah!' zay he. 'and' vhere he Iss?" "I vould zay not'ing but: 'He vili re turn after a lee-tie.' " 'M'sieu he iss avay?' " 'Oui, m'sieu.* " 'Vhere?' " 'Zat I canno' zay. M'sieu Blees he ! have many zings to do: today ici?tomor row?ah! who can tell?' " "Good, Gaspard. And then?" "M'sieu turn avay. " 'I vill again come.* he zay. Von hour later I go to zee zlde door, for rap comes zere. Standing zere is zee old m'sieu. " 'M'sieu Blees. iss he ici?' " 'Non, m'sieu. II n'eat pas arrive.' "He smile more. " 'An' vhere he iss?* "I zay again zee ferry words I zay be fore. an'-off starts m'sieu. I vatch him. He go down zee valk and zit on a bench in zee garden. I vatch him tome, zen I vork. Four times more cume m'sieu. He say zee zame zings. I zay same?vhat you call 'em?anzers? "He smile each time I zay: 'M'sieu Blees n'est pas arrive.' Each time he go zit down on garden bench and by *n' by ba gone." "He left no message?" "Non, m'sieu." I considered for a moment the advisa bility of driving to the hotel to ascertain whether Phllsnder Summerfleld was there or had been there, but I decided against doing so. If Summerfteld really wished to see me he would call again; if his plan were to mystify or annoy me (as seemed possible from his erratic conduct as described by Gaspard). he would tske care to get away from Winton before I returned. I decided to drive into town and inquire of Hutton whether his old traveler had appeared for the 7 o'clock train the previ ous evening. 80 I dropped Gaspard at the gates of Overlook and continued on to Winton. Hutton had Just got in from ehurch service and sat in his wife's big rocker on the piassa of his cottage, look ing uncomfortable and unfamiliar in his Sunday clothes. He had not seen Sum merfleld since* the day he told me about the old gentleman, and I took my de parture presently when a vociferous call to dinner sounded from the Inner regions of the cottage, no wiser than I had been before my visit. I stopped at the post office, which was ( open for a fern- minutes about noon, and . found a letter from Milbrath, which was I entertaining in a description of the ex perience he had had in getting at the Johnson. It was a curious fact that though he had not yet found Johnson he I !iad happened upon one of the four men who built the wing. This man. while heavy and stupid, was honest, and no persuasion on Milbrath's part induced him to commit himself on the subject of the addition. He had been well paid by the "crazy old gent" to keep his mouth shut, and had sworn, literally on a stack of Bibles, he said, never to reveal the secret of the construction or to discuss It with his fellow workmen. To the be$t of his belief the other three men (whose names he would not divulge*, employed with him on the work took - e same oath. That was all that he could be made to say. But the confirmation of my theory that a secret did exist in the construction acted like a tonic to our endeavors, and Miibrath asked whether he should come on and order the wing torn down. 1 read this letter as I jogged slowly homeward. I was digesting its contents mentally as I turned into the main ap proach to Overlook. The day was un usually clear and the villa stood out in relief against the verdant background. All at once I became conscious of some thing strange in the appearance of the south wing. It *was only a trifle, in itself insignificant and without interest, but to me at that moment it was the most re markable thing that I had observed about the place?so remarkable, indeed, that I marveled, and marvel yet. that it should have escaped my attention ror so long. The chimney into which the fireplace opened at the south end of the library set back fully four feet from the end of the building at the roof, showing that a space that I had not acounted for lay in the wing to the south of the library! (To be continued tomorrow.) SUMMER RESORTS. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. ATLANTIC CITY?PRIVATE COTTA??E-EX clufdve residential section; ercHlefit accommo dation* for guests requiring refinement, quict ne?s, homo beautiful Wright rooms: except Ion sJlj good table and delicious l?o me cooking: moat desirable for guewt* or parties wishing to recuperate. Mr*. L SWINBURNE, 2? North Brighton a*?. sel2-tu.tb.sa.Su.T?t , HOTEL IROQUOIS, COUTH CAROLINA AVE. AND BEACR Capacity. 400: una of tbt moat modern id) up to-date hotels: 100 front. ocean-side rooms; pri vate hatha: elevatae; music; white service; ele gant tabla. Special rate. *12.90 up waekly. (2.80 and up dally. Booklet. W. F. SHAW. ?elO-Tt.O ? Hotel Kenderton, Beach and pier; family hotel; airy rooms; pri vate baths: ocean view; elevator; flna perokes; open surroundings; borne cooking; $8 up weekly; fist, to lioa.. $3. J. O. MITCHELL. aeS 14t.8 rnDNPI I M A II Y L AND AVTBNL'R. VUK^CLL, NEAR THE B B A C H. Special September rates. )t. ?!<*. $!2.SO weekly. Third sessoa. Ownership management. auSO 2?>t.4 ST. CHARLES Moat select location, fronting the Ocean. Thoroughly modern. Courteous service. Bsth rooma with hot and cold, fresh sad aaa water attachment, showers etc. Magnificent norrbea and sun parlor overlooking the Boardwalk and Oceaa. Oolf privileges. Always open. Illus trated booklet. NStiTLIN HAINES, set-301,10 f SUMMER RESORTS ATLANTIC CITY, W. |. TABOR Idea! location; large, alrr ?>??; omi Tkw; ea? cellent table; homelike; $8 up why. A. X. DUNN. m+r, l St. 4 Spe.-lal term*. G. A. R Fn^tmi irenf. Mint umlrrn in<1 lridlng moderate rate hotel. AlllMtlflH# Virginia are. near Beach. /^lUKTmcLi lie, Nrm< ,^en jno .1?1 front room*: nHlnl table ami *uper1?T a>- -.>ii?rBod? tl?na at *pe.-ia1 autumn of $*. $'<>. 312 V> weekly. 82 up dally; Sat t<> M??i.. $.<.10: ilevatora, private hatha; own farm*. Booklet. J. P COPE. wlO-Ht.K HOTEL HOLMHURStr Penna are war Beach; one M|i.at-> fteui ."H Pier. Remains open throughout th.- year. Ro?n?a with hot and cold running uat'-r. private t?ath?: elevator t? street level; < anaclty. 300. Special fall and winter ratea. Literature upon req.iest. au27-30t.* HENRY DARN El J.. ATLANTIC CITV. N J. aeS 23t.e*a.A WAI.TKR J. B1 ZRT. RALEIGH. St. Cfcarlea place and the Beach: 200 lilt*, a try outside roorna: ocean view; private hatha e".e rator. library. etc. I.arte i?>n ae* far ag the ?ceap. Culatne and *?rv|ce fan.cd lor thetr ex cellence. Speelsl Septunber ratea Booklet. Electric hus meet* trains. II- J DYNES. ao3?> 13t.eSu.K ffiarlboroDyb- jBlcitbcim ATLANTIC CITY N J JOSIAH WHITE A SONS COMPANY. ? aaJ5t.?SiiS The Wiilshire, iSSTiSSUS Oreatly improved: ear.. 350. private bith?; n?t and cold njjter In rr?>nia: ? levator. |>orohe? etr. Music. SfWeial. f 12.30 up weekly. V- V> up dally. Open all >f*. Booklet. SAMl'KL E. ELLI.S. ael not rt HotefSTfCKNEY^^^tT from Rea<-h: llr?ppwf: private bath*; elevator; t~ up <lail?\ $12 to 815 meeklv. au25-90t.!S L V. STIOKNKV. Prop. Fare-Proof Rio Qrande, New York are. and Rec-h. $!> tip we.-klv; o-ean view, $10 up: private hath. $12.50 up Aally. 12 tip. Room*. $1; ??a *ater. Turkish !<*th or -wlm mine pool Included. B<?>k of photos free, Bn.11 -SOt.S Frontenac, ? Kcntuekv ave.. 100 rar* elevator; eicoPcnt table. white servt. e; ocean view room*: metal l*vl?; raid |*>i< be*. $s up wky. ? Sat. to #3. B*?>klet. t\' F. WATTS Jv2* OOt.1 Berkshire Inn ?7\'IUT/'.??" Large. coo! rooms, $2 up dally. S.St<>$!" weekly; elevator; private laths, rooma runnl-ig water; cap.. 3oo; lltt? aeason. J. E. DICKINSON. Je9 tf.5 B ALEN h all HdTEb-SANAToRI UMfW!ri Owing to our Tonic and Curative Bit ha. ?or Elegant Comfort and Exceptional Table and Service, we are clwa.ia baay. F. L. YOUNG. Gen'I Manaff. Infnrmatloa at Mr. Kuater'a. 14tb at. opp. >Vli lard Hotel. ai-lS tf.13 VIKCilNl 4. "NOKTll H1I.1.." einUMAN'l FERUY. VA. <10 ml. from Waah. via Rlnenmnt; valley, at. and water B'-enery; ahadel cr^inda and drive*; flablng. ho*tInc. awimmlnc: sprlnc bed*; M children; dally mall. R.F.D.; tel- phi>n?, jp**4 fare. fre*h nit-ata. milk, frulta. fcwla; Ji pe? wk. till Nov.; circular Star office, or M \URIf 8 CA8TUEMAN. Caatlemana Ferry. ClarkeC?..Ya. }e2i 80t.S WMT VIRGIXIil. THE LOCfcWOOD AND ANNEX, ll ARPhJt'i Ferry, W. Va.; large, airy r-<om?; table aad aervlce excellent; ratea reasonable Jelft-tf.4 A. P. DANIEL. Prop. bill rop aorsE. Harpera Ferry. W. Va. Good table and beda; blah elt-ratltn ul cool. Send for booklet. T. 8. LOVE IT. anll-tf RAILROADS. Scbedale of F.icnralon Traina t* ad Cbeaapeake Beach. Snbject to chance without ???!?. S'ATIRDAY. Going, leave District l.ine Station at S1 li oii a.m.. 8:30, 3:40. 7:45 arvl 9:45 p at Re turning leave the Roach at S:r>J a in.. 1S:4I, 2:00. 6.00. 8;O0 and 10:<l0 p.m. HT'NDAY. Gr-ina. leave Diatrl'-i Line Station it 1 5 aM 11:00 am. 230. 1:0*. 7:45 and 9:45 put Re turning. leave the Beach at 7:0O a.m., 12 45. 2; 10. ?:oo. s oo and lo no p.m. PAUL Y. WATEUS. General Manager. Take New York ave. car for Dlatrlct LtM station. For additional Information t-l?pboaa t.ln?>ln !?12f?. aen tf C!h;esa?eaV8*0^:oR?:!v/ay Fubllabed only a* Information, aot guarant?e4. * 00 P M. Dnlly.?Tor Vlrptlla. Weat Vlrdala a?t Kentarky p- lnta Pullman *1-apara W Cincinnati and L?u!?villc. Parlor car t* Hinton week dav* C. A- O. a la carte din ing car from Chnr!otte*vl!1e. 6:30 P M Dally riSriNNATI ST. LnriS-iTRI. CAGO SPECIAt- Solid train to St. L?a<a. with Pnllman aleeper to Chicago. S'opa onlf at lmi?>rtant atatlona. Pallman'a flneat ?qnl? men? and C. k o. a la carte d?ni g car. 11:10 P.M. Daily.-F F V. LIMITED far Cl? clnnatl. Lonlarllle. tlie weal, aouthw.^t ?arthweat. Pullman ?lw,pria to Vlrgln'a H*t S|>rlnga. Cincinnati and Lnalavilla. G. A U. a la carte dmlns car C. & O. officea at 513 Pa. ave.. 13W F atreel and 1'iilnn atatlon. Phone Main 1006 and 2AM for tl-keta. baggaga check*, reaervatlon* and taxicaba. Seaboard Air L!ne Ry. 10 05 A.M. DAILY-"Seaboard Fast Mall." Through coachea and Pnllman aleepera to S<van flh and JarRaravllle. Parlor car Jacksonville ta ampa. Through aleeper to Atlanta. Dloini car*. 7:25 P ? DAILY?"Seaboard Eiprea*.~ Elec trically lighted aleepero and obaeriatlon car equipied with electric fane Through ?rvlce ta Savamiah. Ja'-kaonvHle, Tampa. Atlanta. Bl? lulnghaui and Mcmph's. Dicing caia. Ticket oflce. 141S N"-w York ave. n.*r. E. A. HARWOOD. City Ticket Ageat. GEO. Z PHILLIPS. Dlatrict Paasenger Ag^f. O. B. RYAN. Gen. Pas*. Agant. Portsmouth Va. - Atlantic Coast Line "The Standard Railroad of the South." Notice.?Time of arrlvala and daparturea aat connections not guaranteed. 4:90 a.m. dally?Throagh aleeptag cars aad coachea to JackaonvlHe. 4 :<*> p.m. dally?Through sleeping car* ta Charleston. S. C.: Angnsta. Savannah. G* : Jack aonvllie. Fla.; Port Tampa. Fla. (for Havana); Enlghta Key (for Havana). Through ooachea ta Jacksouvllle. UNEXCELLED DINING CAB SERVICE. 9:40 p.m. daily? "Palmetto Limited"?Theoogfe aleepera to Cherleaton. S. C.. and Wllmtagtaa. JL C.: throuch coache* to Charleston. Ticket Offlee 1410 NEW YORK AVE. GEO. P. JAMES. D. P. A . Washington, !?. <1 T. C. WHITE. G. P. A.: W. J. CRAIG. F. T. M.. Wilmington. N. C. Southerri Railway. N. B.? Following a<-had'i1e flgurea puhl'ahed only as Information, and are not guaranteed: For Atlanta. Birmingham. Mobile, New Or leans. Asheville. 0 0O a m and 10 4B p m. dally; 9:00 a.m. daily for Chattanoogn acd Memphia. For Roanoke. Knoxvllle. Chattanooga, Birming ham. New Orleans. 10:10 p.m. dally. For Roanoke, Knoxvllle. Chattanooga. Mata phla. Nashville. 4:10 a.m. daily (Bleeping car open after 10 p.m.). For Atlanta. Birmingham. Columbia, DhaHaa toa. Augusta. Aiken. Savannah. Jackaonvllle aad Florida points, 4:15 p.m. dally. Tourist cars for California Monday, Wednesday. Thursday. Friday. 4:15 p.m. Local for Harriaonburg. 8:i*o am dally. ?H.m. and 4:50 p.m. week daya; for Danville. :80 a.m. dally, and for f%arlotte*vl11e. 7:80 a.m. and 4:55 p.m. dally; for Warrentoa. 4:55 p.m. dally and 4:30 p m. week daya. Frequent traina to and from Rluemont. L. S BROWN. General Ageat. Baltimore and Ohio R. R. LEAVE UNION STATION. ROTAL BLUE IJVB. ? EVERY OTHER HOr* ON THE ODD HOUET* TO PHn.ADELPHIA AND NEW TORE. NEW TERMINAL. 25D STREET. NEW TOES. ?7.00 a m. Diner. Pullman Parlor Car. t? oo a m 5-hour train. Cafe Parlor Car. 19.00 a.m. Cafe parlor Car. ?ll.otia m. IMner and Pullman Parlor Car. ?1.00 p.m. Diner and Pullman Parlor Car. ?S.00 p.m. "Roval I.1mlt?d " All Pullman. B-hf. ?4 00 p.m. Coachea to Philadelphia. ?5.00 p.m. Diner and Obaervatlon Parlor Car. ?S 00 p.m. Coachea to New Torfc. ?12.15 n't. Sleeper* to New Torh. ?#.52 a in. Sleepers to Phlla. and New Tor*. ATLANTIC CITT. t7.00, *?00. tll.00 a.?, tl.oo. *3 00 p.m. TO BALTIMORE. "ETERT HOrR ON TTtE HOrR - <Weefe da vs. 7.00 a.m. and 11.00 p m.l ?2.52. t5.00. t? S0. *7.oo. *7 20. tR op ?? (?. ??j00. t9:?> ?10.00. *1100 a.m.. *'2 00 noea. ?12.0B. ?1.?0, 1115. t2 0P. ?* 00. t3 20. M M. ?4.00, *4.45. *5.00. tH 18. ?5 30. tft ?0. ?|Jt tT.00. ?8.00. t?.00. *10 00. *10.35. ?ll.SO. '12.18 eight. WESTWARD. CHICAGO. *1 22 *5 Sb ?.m. CTNCIXNATI. ST. T.OCta and L0CISV7UA ?9.10 a m.. *4.08 p m.. ?12 10 night. FITTSBrRG. "910 am. M.tt. *9.19 pa, ?12 90 night (aleeper ready 10.00 a.m.). CLEVELAND. ?? 10 p.B. COLTMBUS. ?!! SO pm. * WHEEIJN0. *9.19 in , 'I SO p m. CT MB EEL AND. Queen City Spe?1al *3 15 am. WrvCHESTER f9.10 a.mv M AS. f?.00 p.m. FREDERICK. t$.20, t910, ?9lO a.m. |1M t4 05. tS 45 p.m. PAGERSTOWN. 49.10 a m . ?? 00 p m ?Dally. tEx<<ept Sunday. |*uadava only. TEIEPHOXPS at all of the following H?*?t oBcea: 1417 G St. N W.. Main 1591: ?19 P?a svlvan'a are.. Main ?7*: New Tnlon Statine?