ODESSA WICKED CITY
Reputation for Gaycty Extends
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
? ?|>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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"A dollar and a quarter," said the clerk,
| and while marriage licenses had always
S a c q u e n, of
with belt and
lar; neat to
worth 3!? c
$1 White Spreads,
8lzes from 7 to
.17 years Reg
ular $230 and
One day at
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
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
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
flOc Macaroni, 2 for
THIS COUPON and He en
title the hearer to TWO reg
ular 10c packages of Macaroni,
?c Starch, 2 for 6c
THIS COUPON and Gc en
title the beare." to TWO teg
ular 5c packages of Argo
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
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
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
,W dozen Absorbent Linen Huck
Towels, thoroughly soft and ready
for use The antiseptic kind. ^
Size 17 x 32. Regular ISc (??
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
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.
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
One day at 39c a yard, Instead of
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
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
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
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
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 ,
Edith E. Buckley*
(Owrrlfkt *7 Little. Brow* * Owptij, 1KW-1MO.)
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
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?"
"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.
"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
"I have not the remotest idea."
"Then I will bid you good evening, Dr.
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
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
"Yesterday, did you say? At what
"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
"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.'
?' '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.*
" '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
"He left no message?"
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
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.)
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.
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.
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
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,
ATLANTIC CITY, W. |.
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.
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.
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.
ATLANTIC CITY N J
JOSIAH WHITE A SONS COMPANY.
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
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,
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
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.
B ALEN h all
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
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.
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.
Scbedale of F.icnralon Traina t* ad
Snbject to chance without ???!?.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
"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
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?
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