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"JTjMSIOUGH Digging Done for the Loot of -*?' Captain Kidd to Cut Through the Panama Canal?A Folly That Never Seems to Wane, Although the Modest Captain Was Not Much of a Pirate and Hid Only a Little of His Plunder. -m -jt >m **? HY ItlCIIAIU) MIMM.ANK. No atory of burlcd treasure the world over has hnd haa appealed more Ktrongly to the Imaclnatlon of man or held flrst place more securely than that nf the plundcr oi Captaln ICIdrl. I'or more than two centurles thtj search for the gold and the JeiyelH tho plrate sent ashore When he felt tliat hls career on sea was nearly cnd cd has beon golng on. Ilardly a blt of land, from tho Virginia Capes to the Ht. Lawrence's mouth, that Kldd's name haa been connected wlth but iias been gono over. How many expcdl tlons Oardnor'a Island has had is hard to say, but for 100 years never a year went by without at least one party of treasure-hunters vialtlng thero. Blook Island, Narragansett Bay polnts, the Delaware Bay country and Ches apeake dlstricts have been rlpped and torn by pick and spade at varlous tlmes by men who bave belleved thty ware about to solve the great secret and ln solvlng It become Immensely rich. Stald Boston and Central Park, Now York, have been torn up Irf va? rlous places at varlous tlrnea by treas urc-euekers. A Treaanre Flnd. Strange how this burled treasure bellef holds away. On an Island ln I-onK Island Kound a few years ago fcorne boys from thc New Haven Y. M. C. A, had a lunimer camp. One day tiie lads found an old. weather-stalned. badly faded chart, whlch, wlth much dlfflculty, they declphered. It bore the name of Wllllam Kldd and a date way bacit ln tho seventcenth ccr.tury. By thls chart It was plain that the pirate's treasure was burled on the very Island upon which the boys wcrc carnped. The llnes on tho chart were falnt. and the wrlting was queer in <\<;'!(s. but tho boys somehow made out that by measurlng so many futhoms from euch a polnt and so majiy fathorns frorn stlll another polnt they would flnd the spot whereon to start to dlg. Never did boys search for treasure more earnestly than did those New Haven lads. Perhaps their ideas were f-nntrcd on plrates and plrates' gold just tbon, for thero had heen much talk of plrates over since the summer camp had been establlshed. Never was tliere a boy who was worth a con tinental who not only had a sneak Ing adrn'ratlon for plrates bold, but Innged to have a chanco at tlie gamo hlmself. Just what boy found that Captain i-4dd chart on that Y. M. C. A. island or what other youngster uncoverod the great chest in which a lot of treasure was dlscovered Is not tmpor lant to thls story. Nearly all of tho Removing the outward Ejraptoms is not sn that is necessary to cure Contaglous Blood Poison. 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The Pemanent Cure of Alcohol andDrugHabits Can only be effected through the genulna Dr. Leaife E. Keeley treatment aa admiula tered at the new Keeley Institute Riehmond, Va. Now located overlooking Chlmboraao Park and the Jaraea Rlver. Under new maiUKtment, located ln a pretentjoua home, ntwly fumlihed, thn Keeley Instltute. ?t Kidimond, Va.. offera every advantage for tlie utiiig of the tlma-tried and teated Keuley, Curo uudir ideal conditions. The charges, whlch ire extrematy raoderate, cover n treatment of from, four to slx we-ik. templetely n-bultdinii tlie uerve celli from a coitdltlo.--. al craviitg to a noriual, lieulthv condltlon of fuuctlonal nerfortrunce. Writ? to-day for full eletulU THE KEELEY INSTITUTE, Bo? au. 130 North ThUty-Second Strtot. Rlchmuud, Va.' 100 or moro In tlie lumm.r camp took P-irt In the dlggtng, and the excltt- ; ment wns Intense, There were pounds j amt pounda ot rhetal. BarH of gold, , aome one who hnd done a lot of read? lng pronou!<<-ni tlii-tn. There were bu-hel? ol gllttcrlhg ge'mn. Theae ln themaelvos represented a kirig'a ran somi. Home <>f the Jewdla were whlte, aortle r'rd, .somo ^rcen, surnc blue. The boys had mlllioh- ln thelr grofp. C1111 ni.i. That nlght the treasure chest waa guarded as treasure che.it never waa guarded before or since. Next day word roached the rnalnland of the great dla covery. Tho nowapapnra got the atory and the detalla got abroad. There waa a lot made over the great find, but the fact was that Henry 1- Bmlth, the T. M. C. A. man ln charge of the camp, bought the Junk and burled the treaaure cheat. drow up the chart and put lt where eome lad waa aure to flnd lt and, then, -to prepare hla youth ful chargea for thelr work, Introduced the subject of plratea and thelr hoarda ln tho evening talk. Ho believed ln keeplng the boya busy whlle ln the summer camp, and nothlng will keep them buslcr than a treasure hunt, but he waa rather surprlsed when the fmhors of some of the boys put ln formal clnlma for the treasure, thla onc contcndfng hls son had found the chart. thls one lhat hls flrstbom had handled tho spad. that dlscloscd the cheBt. this one that hls son dlrected thn searoh and waa tho leader of the party. Never agaln will Mr. Smlth bury the treasure of Captain KIdd. Hla explanatlon of the affalr never caught up wlth the flrst story. Some persons j still auspect he selzed all the gold ] and preclous stonos for hlmself. It | Is certaln that he loft the New Haven ! terrltory eoon after. But he ls not i livlng on h!3 rlches. Hc now is wlth i the V. M. C. A. ln Brooklyn. Bedford branch. Thls treasure Island story 13 only one of hundreds of the klnd. Each year the crop of storles lhcreaaes. People In alst ln belleving ln Captain Kidd's I treasure. and that aome day Eome one will find it. My 1 "nrlnrr, ihe Klng. Wllllam Kidd probably has recelved l more fame from a llttle plracy than I Bny othcr sea robber In history. There j are some persons who perslst ln as sertlng that the vallant captain Is a much maligncd man; that he never was a plrate at all, and that he waa sent to the gallows almply to satlsfy public clamor because Eome scapegoat was necessary. Jt ls sure that no plrate ever had j more arlstocratic connectlons than did j Captain Kidd, for the Klng of Eng? land was hls partner. So was the lead ing cttlzen of New York. So was the Chancellor of England. So was tho j Governor of New York and Massa-1 chusetts. S'o were varlous Brltlsh \ noblemen. Probably polltlcs played as much a part in branding Wllllam Kidd aa a pirate as did such plunder lng aa he waa guilty of on tho sea. In tho latter part of the seventeenth century there was not a more highly respected seafarlng man ln New York colony than thls samo Captain Kidd. Hla brlg, the Antlgua, plied between London, the West Indles and New York. He was well to do, he hated pirates and ho had tho confidence and ostoem of all tho prominen?t men ln New York. No one thought more highly of him than did Robert Llvlng? ston, founder of the great Llvlngston famlly that has glven to America some brllliant men nnd women. New York- Pirates. There wero many good people tn Now York at that time who did not look upon plracy wlth dlsfavor. In fact, New York did a glorlous trade with the freebooters of the sea. It bought thelr plunder, and lt furnlshed ihem with men and storcs. , He vouched for him not only as a man of lntegrlty, but as a bravo man, too. He offered to furnlsh bond for Kidd's portlon of tho contributlon to tho syndlcate fund and he told of tho glovlous work Kidd had done for Eng? land in two aea fights wlth the French. In one of theso hls arrlval saved a Brltish ship from capture by six French vessels that were closlng I In on the lone Engllshman. Hls con? duct ln this engagement had won for aim the highest pralse. No one could have behaved moro bravely. Against Hls WIU. When the proposition was made to Kidd ln London to take command of the privateer to go out, ln pursult of :he pirates he viewed lt wlth dlsfavor. Only a few years beforo he had mar? rled. Hls wife had owned an excol ent piece of property ln Hanover Square, near where the Cotton Ex? change now stands, and' he had sold :hls and moved Into a new house on LJberty Street, near Nassau. He was well to do, home loving, and had thought of glvlng up tho sea. To go jrlvatcerlng would mean long ab jenees from homo and lncreased dan sers. So he decllned But the King and the Klng's frlenda In the syndleato did not intend that ho should have hls own way. It was Intlmated to him thnt he must no .ept. Otherwlse he would not be per mltted to leavo the Thames. Hosl Latlngly nnd reluctantly he accepted. Llvlngston slgned hls bond and all tho syndleators oxcept the Klng put up thelr money to fit out tho privateer. rn the languago of the turf tho King wolched. So far as ia known he re talnod hls interest, but kopt hls money, He had aervod a purpose, however. Ho had boon a good decoy duok to got others to subscrlbo to the pool. A .taunch thlrty-gun vessel of 287 tons, tho Adventure, was purchased. and ln Aprll, 1600, Kidd satlod ln thla for Now York to complet. hte crew and :nnlte ready for business. On. hla wny over to Now York he aaptured a French Bhlp.off tho New toundland banka, und when he reaohed New York he waa greeted aa a con liioror. The provlnolal assembly voted S-GO to hlm by way of testlmonlal. If ever a man got q, dure-devll crew for a uoat. Kidd got one for tho. Ad .enture in New York. He slgned hls men on the contraot ot' no prlao no p.ay?:?n4 he ?ot aa flne ? ooUeotlon ,?_ warship dcserters. plrates and rogues as the Western ocean could supply. His plan was to go to the East Indies, where plrates were numerous, and in Septembcr, 1C96, he saiied out of New York Bay with the good wlshes of the peoplo and the blesslngs of the Earl of Bellomont, who had been ap pointed Governor of New Tork and Massachusetts. Ills Commtsslons. The good captain had two commls sions from His Gracious Majesty the King. Ono was to seize plrates. The second was to "apprehend, seize and tako shlps, vessels and goods belong Ing to the French King and his sub Jects and such other shlps, vessels and goods as are or shall be llable to con flscatlon." Thls gavo great latitttdo to Captain Kldd, but there was a clause that may be considered some what llke a Joker, ln which lt was specifted that ho should do nothlng contrary to the true meanlng of nis instructlons. A3 tho undertaklng was one of prollt purely and the syndlaa tors were looklng to Kldd to fatten their purses, thls commission mlght be taken by hlm In a rather broad light, erpecially ln vlew of the way thlngs wero done on the sea in those days. Apparently Captaln Kldd tried to be a real good plrate chaser for a year or so, but tho fates were against hlm. He got Into the Indian Ocean and ho searched honestly and faithfully for plrates, but no plrates could ho flnd. Thero were plenty of plrates in those waters, but luck was against hlm. Meanwhile ho was havlng troubles of his own. Tliat gallant band of rogues he had shlpped in llttle old New York had varlous thintrs to say to hlm. Tho days and tho months were sllp ing by, and there was no pay for them. No prize no pay, was the con? tract If anything will stlr up the devil In a crew of rogues idlenoss suroly will, and Captaln Kidd's l&O or moro rogues had been more or losa ldle for a year. Not only that, but tho captaln had another nlghtmare. Not a penny wns he earnlng for his royal partner, or for tho duke, or tho chancellor, or My Lord Bellomont, or good Mr! Ltv Ingston. To remaln ldle ln the Indian Occan meant mutlny. To go homo empty-handed moant dlsgrace and ruin. What was Mr. Kldd to do? Ilusy Day? tor Mr. Kldd. Just what hc did will remaln a dls puted polnt ln history so long as tlmo lasts. The captain's own report was that hls mutlnous crew locked hlm ln hls cabln, attacked and plundered morohant shlps without regard to tho flag under whleh they salled. and even fought a drawn battlo wlth a Portuguese man-of-war. Thls may bo true or It may bo false, But lt ls a fact that from out of the Indian Ocean came reports soon after that Mr. Kldd and hls Now York plrato-chasera wore the buslest plrates thoso plratlcal waters over had known. And certaln it is, too, that |f the captain was locked ln his cabin while the crew capturod some vessels, he was not locked ln tho cabin when the rlohost prlzo of the orulso, the Quedah Merohant, wu3 taken. Thla great ehlp had a great store of merohandlse, a lot of gold and sllver, prooloua atonos of oonsldorahlo vaiuo and a mlscol laneous cargo such aa would clellght the heart of any plrate. How inany.vesso.ls.Captaln. Kida and hls men pluiidcrod.laihartl tq tell'. For a tlmo thoy gave tholr attention to vessels only, and were Herupui0Usly ehanta on shore from whom they had to purchase suppllea and wlth whom they did any trading. The Adven ture leaked so badly that Kidd had to abendon her and tranafer hla plunder to the Quedah Merchant. He divided the spolls honestly and falrly wlth hls men, but 100 of them de aerted. and he declded to return home. As a flnal stroke of business he lnvlted a lot of traders aboard the Quedah Merchant. Ostenslbly he wanted to sell a lot of the merchandise of the rich ship to them, and also ho was doslroua of purchaslng preclou3 stones from them. They brought money and they brought gems. After ho had bargalned wlth them long enough to dlscover what they had in the way of money and jcwels he stripped thom of thelr wealth, prdered them off hls ship, and then he salled away. IIoineTFftrd Bonnd. Posslbly his departure was hurrled by some rumors that had reached the Indlan Ocean that a squadron had been sent out by hla frlend, the Klng, to check liis operations. He had been ln the East two years, and had earned handsome profits for hls partners, so he was not reluctant to leave. Although half a dozen warships wero scouring tho seas for hlm he had no interefcrence on hls way back to America. He touchea at two ports ln the West Indles, but waa refused storas as he had been proelalmed a plrate. Not only that, but he loarned of an Engllah warshlp belng nearby ln search of hlm. He was in a des perato pllght. Ho did not know the tomper of Lord Bellomont and Mr. Llvlngston ln New York, and tha Quedah Merchant waa so foul he had no chance to escape ln case a warshlp sighted hlm. An enterprlslng mer? chant of the sea named Bulton served hlm well at this Juncture, aelllng to him a vessel named the San Antonlo, wlth which ho went to Curacoa for supplles after transferrlng moat of tho Quedah Morchant's cargo to her. The Quedah Alerchant was run up one of the rlvers ln San Domtngo and burned. Tlurylng 'frensure. ->om Curacoa Kidd started for New York. But hls conscience troubled hlm. At severjil places along the route he stopped and put men asore. Maybo the men wero anxlous to get away, fearing arrest. Maybe he put them ashoro to hurry to New York with messages to -hls lawyor there and to hls wife, and also to Lord Bellomont and Mr. Llvlngston. Ho stopped ln the Chesapeafte. Ho stopped ln tho Delaware. Ho stopped on the Jorsey shoro. If the vaguo storles thnt have boen told are truo he put ashoro troasuro at every place tha San Antonlo stoppod, and the treasure chest was burled seerntl- n.. nii>i,? nr =?? 3TIC Hffitof t CTM J nsticemu PRESERVeeTMt TEETH ouiaora ULatDMit or DiUAta. UlhJCIIOKl fOUUlt PuiaiivJnrJt-.fatsVtsviMmH ui.twrriM4mt/x&sii9HHvUn iutttykutfU unranJn.vtiii.m3l Krt i [fllC!tHlVfU(ATiaM?AJi MEADIitViSAKER CARB0UC MOUTH WASHCO. Is the hcalth and purity of thc mouth?no matter how perfect your teeth may be to start with, they will not remain so long without the right care. s Carbollc Mouth Wash Preserves this health and purity. It contains 13 ingredients, 7 of which are antiseptic, and has withstood cpmpetition for 56 years. SoW Evaryvvhera? 2Sr?, SOo, $1,00 li course, thla la nonaenae. It is & fact, however, that he loafed along. He waa waltlng for hls messengers to reach New York and for his frlenda to havo tlmo to reach tho rendezvou3 he had appolnted. When he had walted what he be? lieved to bo a aufflclent time he salled agaln, but ho avolded New York. Ho aklrted Long Island and off Gardlner'a Island, at the eaatern end of .Long Ialand, he dropped anchor. Ho re malned there several days. Ho got some plga, a cask of clder, some shoep and other supplles. He aent a treasure chest ashore, too. This treasure chost was burted near the manalon of John Oardlner, lord of tho manor, by Gnrdlner hlm aelf. Kidd pald Gardlner for hls trouble, not lavlshly but well. He gavo gold nnd allk and augar and llnena to hlm. The silks and linens wero damaged, and the sugar was not at Us best, but gold is gold the world over. From New York there came to Gardlncr's Island a lawyer named Emmet to meet Captain Kidd. They held long and earneat converae. The captain learned that Lord Bollomont waa ln Boston, and wns loud ln hia denunclatlon of Captain Kidd. Arrest. The captain pulled up anchor and started off for Boston town. He stopped at Block Island. Thore are 1,961 different places on Block Island that tho natlves point out as the spot whero Captain Kidd burled treasure. From Block Island he made a short run down to Oyster Bay. If he burled any treasure ln the Roosevelt grounds lt haa not been found. so far aa ls known. Maybe he mot Mrs. Kidd there. Next he salled for Narragansett Bay. Thero ha3 been a lot of digglng for the treasure he burled there. Then he loafed along the coast a llttle more, and on July 1, 1699, he salled Into Bos? ton harbor. The Earl of Bellomont recelved hlm, not cordially, but not hostllely. Tha earl lnststed that they should not speak except in tho presenco of other persons. The captain reported as to tho crulse of the Adventure and tho Quedah Mercrant, and sald ho waa ready to turn over the proeeeda lf the earl' would relleve Mr. Llvlngston from hls (Kidd's) bond. Tho captain played falr, bUt the earl did not, for he refused to roleaae Mr. Llvlngston. For a week Captain Kidd occupled a houso ln Boston whlch stood on the ground now occupled by the Boaton Globe. Then one day he waa arreated. Lord Bellomont, Immedlately after puttlng tho captain In Jail, aent a vea Bel to Gardlner'8 Island. The treasuro chest was dug up. Next everything Mra. Kidd had recelved from.the cap? tain was selzed. Searches were mado nt evory point where the San An? tonlo had stopped, but nothlng had been burled, eo far as could be learned, except at Gardlner"s Island. Tha loot that Kidd brought to America, aslde froni merohandlao of small value. waa llated aa about 1,100 ounces of gold, 2,400 ouncea of silver and 17 ounces of precloua atones. The total valuo was lesa than $75,000. The Trial. From Boaton Kidd was taken to "London. There was a great polltlcal row on there, the Outs accuslng the Ina of havlng sent Kidd out aa a plrate to enrlch themselvea. Even th'ei Klng got hla ahare of the blamo. For a yoar they kept Kidd ln prison, Then he was put on trial. It was necessary, Jn order for the government to vlndicate Itself. that Kidd should hang. He did hang, but hla trial waa a farce. They found hlm guilty of. murder. Ho had hlt a mutlnous sallqr wlth a bucket and the blow fractured. the sallor'a skull Then they found hlm guilty of plracy and aeveral other. crlmes. On May 12, 1706, three daya after hls convlctlon, he was hangcd. Poor Wllllam Kidd. Ho haa a fame he does not deserve. He bocame a plrate against hls will arid hls name ever will atand as a synonym for plracy. 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