TELE MORNINGS TIMES, SATURDAY, MARCH 13, 1897
Ihe $3 Rate Closes With
the End of March,
Doctor McCoy Gives Due and
Sufficient Notice Ac
cording to His
Here Will Be Positively No Exten
sion or Continuance Be
yond That Dale.
In giving the $3 rate Doctor Mc
Coy reserved to biuiiol the riant
to vitl:Inrv it to new patients
ut any time by giving due notice
In the public prints. Doctor McCoy
linK that tlie time ha, come to ex
erciKC that right, the number of
jiatientN now growing so large a
to very swiu exceed the possibility
of jcrxinnl cuic und attention. He
therefore announces that It will bo
Impossible to continue the rute after
April 1, except to those patients al
ready under regular treatment, who.
are, of course, entitltd to it until
cured. Until April 1 nil patients
applying for treatment or renewing
treatment will be treated until
cured ut the rate of 3 a month.
There will be, however, no further
extension of the rate, and it will
not be given again in Doctor lie
C03V practice. After April 1 Doc
tor McCoy will resume his usual
CURING BRONCHIAL TROUBLE
.Mrs. iiarrlrt E. ftrognn, 1U11 S fet.
ow , ajred G4 venr: "For five vean I hafl
iuffered rrom bronchial trouble. Doctor
McCoy & treatment lias been a Ged-send
to me. From almost the firtt treatment
I began to improve.
DEAF SINCE INFANCY.
Miss Alice Lvles. 213 South Alfred
trcet, Alexandria, Va., aged fourteen
years "I li;id been very deaf ever since
can remember. Now I can bear again all
agtit.jii bChuoMudat Home.
MINISTER'S HEARING RESTORED.
Hev. L. L. Smith, 00G Sixtn- sr.
lw. "I had been very deaf for eighteen
uoiitbs. 1 can now hear as well at ever."
DEAF SIX YEARS.
Alexnuder Dercourt, 337 II st. ne.:
I had been deaf six years. I could not
lear a word that va not shouted in inv
iar. 1 tear again clearly."
A CHILD'S HEARING RESTORED.
Master Henry oehmun, 507 Stan
Ion place ne. His mother says: "Henry's
tearing has been completely reBtored. lie
iad been very deaf for two years."
DEAF SINCE CHILDHOOD.
Miss Helen Towsou, To Grant
Place aw. "I had been dear tince child
Sood. Alyrlghcear wasalmosttotallj deaf.
1 can now hear distinctly."
DEAFNESS FROM MEASLES CURED
John A. istanton, 3-5 Jfn. nve.
w.: "My deafness was caused by measles
when 1 was twelve years old. I was deaf
.11 my right ear My hearing lias been per
HEARING RESTORED AT 72.
Samuel Allen, 50-1 liarribon st.,
Anacoslia, D. C, aged seventy-two years.
"I had been deaf from childhood; my right
ear was absolutely deaf. I bear again
DEAF FOR FOUR YEARS.
,j. . I'almcr, 1005 U uu nw.:
"I had been dear in both cars for four
years. 1 hear again clearly."
COULDN'T HEAR THE PIANO.
Mrs. 1 nomas Moore, lirooklnml.
1). C- "1 was so deaf that when I played
tlie piano l could not hear the notes. My
hearing ha been restored. ''
TOO DEAF TO ATTEND SCHOOL.
Havuiiir.dDEcksiin, il rlghtwood uve.
nw., agel ten year.. His mother says1
"Haymond was so deaf that we had to
take him from .school- His deafness re
sulted from an accident when he was six
veathoM His hearing returned suddenly,
and lie hears again perfectly."
CURING BRONCHIAL ASTHAiA.
uernnirt Mmpim, lil'Hi 11 st. nw.:
"Doctors McCoy and Cowden hiive cured
me or juthrna, f 10m which 1 had buffered
tor eight years."
HAD TO SHOUT AT HIM.
Ucorge Iu Hinggoia, liKia Uth st.
nw "People had to .shout at me to make
me un l'ri-uind. Now 1 hear everything
HEARS AGAIN PERFECTLY.
Miss .Louise tiller, -1 o st. nw.:
"1 had been quite deaf for a number of
months ow 1 hen r as well as anybody."
A DOCTOR'S HEARING RESTORED
Dr. C. 1. Mei nhcimer, 401! Sixth
st. nw "1 had teen very deaf for ten
years. My hearing is restored.
MASTER O'DELL WAS STONE DEAF.
Master Caryl Udell, 1115 .Ninth st.
w.: Mis mother says: "Carvl was stone
deaf, lie hears now perfectly."
Jolin D. linrUer, 1310 Twelfth st,
nw.: -Eczema, from which 1 bad suffered
for three years, covered my entire body,ex
oept my feet and hands. 1 am entirely
CATARRH OF THROAT
AND STOMACH CURED.
A. D. Slimier, 001 Steuben st.
nw.: "1 have been completely cured of
Catarrh of the throat and stomach."
STOMACH TROUBLE CURED.
A. l.. ilickson, ltM Suncrior st.
nw.: "For two years I suffered terribly
from Stomach trouble. I am again in per
fect health. '
TERRIBLE SKIN DISORDER CURED
George II. Cannon, no Second st.
pw.: -Tor five years a terrible skin dis
ease covered the whole of my hands
and caused two of my nails to drop orr
I have ben completely cured. '
DOCTOR McOOY'S BOOK
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JfeC-oy System of Medicine,
715 13th Street Northwest.
Office Hours 0 to 11! a. in.. 1 t. 5
p. ., O to 8 p. iu dully; Sunday JO
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FOUL ITMOI H'COBD
The Underhanded Methods Em
ployed by His Enemies.
ALLEGED LEGISLATIVE REPORT
No Witnesses TCHtificd to His Dis
creditHearsay Affidavits, the
rriueiinl One Heing Made by an
ex-Convict JUespicable Tactics of
u Small Coterie of Politicians.
Phoenix, Arizona, March 12. The fol
lowing editorial and statement of Col. Mc
Cord'was published in the Arizona Repub
lican this morning. It is headed. "De
"We print elsewhere in this number or
the Republican what put ports to be the
report of the legislative committee ap
pointed to investigate the charges against
Col. McCord. lids report, it should be
remembered, Is not a part or the record
or the legislature. That body met a tew
days ago in secret sesMou, with tlie avowed
purposes of coiiMdeiing ine i hidings or
the committee. Reporters were not per
mitted to remain within earshot of the
chamber in which the session was held.
When the meeting came to an end the
informal ion was supplied In a round
about way that the legislature hud lis
tened to tlie reading of the evidence and
or the report, and had then aujounied
without taking any action bearing on the
question at issue. Within thirty minutes
after tla elo.uor this star chamber session
an alleged copy or the report, addressed
to the President, was sent by wire to
Washington. The friends of Col. Mc-'
Cord were not permitted to see a copy of
this document. The colonel was assured
by membeiri or the committee that the
findings of the committee weie not un
favorable to him. The action of the
legislature in adjourning the secret session
without giving the so-called report offi
clul recognition, gave color to the declara
tions or individual members or the com
mittee. The alleged report was printed for the
first time iu the Phoenix Herald last even
ing. The Hvrald is an avowed enemy of Col.
McCord Except that the names of the
members of the investigation committee
are attached to it there is no proof that it
is genuine. The legislature has not au
thorized its publication. It is not on file.
It is supposed to be in the possesion of a
personal enemy or Col. McCord. The mem
bers oC the committee have not made any
public utterance to the erfect that they
have signed such a report. The publication
by the Herald and the midnight dispatch
sent to the President are slmplj features
or the plot to ruin the chances of Col. Mc
Cord receiving the appointment or gov
"Wc submit that a more villainous at
tempt to befoul the character or a public
man was never bcrore revealed. Where
is the evidence on which this alleged repoit
is based? Why did not the Herald, which
is in the secrets of the conspirators, print
It? The Inference which all fair-minded
men will gather from this performance of
the foes of Col. McCord is that the evidence
does not warrant the alleged findings of
the committee. Had it been or the charac
ter which alone should give rise to such a
report there can be no doubt that it would
have been printed simultaneously with that
report. We are assured by Col. McCord that
the evidence taken at the meeting of the
committee, to which he was admitted,
would not warrant such a report.
"We print this morning what the
Colonel has to say on the subject It
is a matter of record that the statements
made in the alleged reports relative
to the employment of convict lalxn- are
untrue Irwin was pardoned Just be
fore the expiration of Ids term in order
to save his citizenship. The present
governor has pardoned convicts for this
very reason. Irwin was not employed
until long after he became a free man,
and then only because he was an elec
trical expert- Col. McCord directs at
tention to other flaws in the alleged in
dictment. What he says should be given
the attention it deserves. He has been
foully attacked, in our opinion, and the
tactics of his enemies cannot be too
peverely condemned. The fact should
not be lost sight of that the investigation
committee completed its work two weeks
ago, and that the matter was suffered to
rest until the President was ready to take
up the matter of the apioliitment. When
the President conies to read the evidence
he will have a clearer understanding of
the contemptible methods to which the
opponents or Col. McCord have resorted.
"Col. McCord last evening read for the
first time the alleged report of the legis
lative committee bearing on the chaigcs
made against him nsa member of the board
or control. To a reporter of the Republican
he made the following statement:
" 'The report says first that the com
mittee examined many witnesses and affi
davits produced. So far as known, no
witness testified to my discredit. The
affidavits were mostly hearsay, the prin
cipal one being made by an ex-convict; the
other is by Holt Gates. He swears the
damaging news wus told to him by a man
who was himself informed by a third man
named Camp, who iE now dead.
" 'The Attorney General conceded that
neither of these affidavits was admissible
as evidence, and stipulated that they should
not go into the records. It is true, I was
appointed purchasing agent, because the
duties of the governor and auditor required
inucii of their time in their offices, but as
amatterof fact.Inevcrpurchaseda dollar's
worth of anything without the order and
sanction of the board, as their records dis
close. " 'The board purchased two plants for
electrical lights and water, but they
were purchased only after bids had been
received from several dealers and then
at a lower price than any bid received.
The plants were not interior,, but are as
good as can be purchased ror the money
" 'There were no violations of the law
by not advertising because, the law only
requires advertisement for supplies, but
as a matter of fact no important purchases
were made without proper advertisement.
m " 'John P. Irwin, the prison convict re
ferred to, was sentenced for one year
for over-checking his bank account, Jn the
sum of 23 and was pardoned jubt before
his term expired in order to lestore him to
citizenship. He was not employed by the
Territory until several weeks after his
pardon and I never heard anything to the
effect that he was to be employed uttil
some time after his pardon. He had good
letters of recommendation from dealers
in electrical machinery, and was in fact an
expert electrician. The Territory paid
him only $60 per month whileinits employ.
There were no raises In any contract,
and no "rake off" by anybody that I
kn.ow anything about. AS to tlie proi&t
mentioned by the then Territorial treas
urer against till employment of Irwin, I
never lHJaidof it, aud my recollection isthnt
Mr. Irwin was employed while Mr. Cole
was absent from the Territory.
" 'As to the charge that ten acres of land
were purchased by me, 1 desiie to say
that the land was purchased by the enthe
board, as the lecords show, and only after
a thorough examination of the premises,
and investigation of the prices of land in
that vicinity. The fact is, the board was
threatened with an injunction If we tried
to run the cower into the river, acd there ,
MISSION IN WASHINGTON
There is No Longer Any Reason
Why People Should
Suffer with Kidney
THERE IS A REMEDY
IN YOUR MIDST
And That Remedy is Dr. Hobbs
Sparagus Kidney Pills.
The piediclion made by Dr. llobbs iu
tlie papers of this city some weeks iio,
that by the use of Dr. Hobbs Sparagus
Kidney Pills, the total number o'f those
surrerlng from kidney troubles in Wash
ington would be reduced at least 25 per
cent during that time, has been fully
Could the public but read all of the
tender and grateful letters which are
daily received by the owners or thiB
grand remedy rrom cured patients, letters
rull to overflowing from Joyful hearts once
more restored to health after years of
Buffering and misery the good this grand
medicine has accomplished and is ac
complishing today would be more than
ever realized by the public.
There is nothiug that can cause any
honest physician gi eater satisfaction and
pleasure than to feel that lid lias been
the means ofrestorlug lost health to some
ELEVEN YEARS OP PAIN.
Officer Dunks and II lh Kidney
Troubles Nothing Ciive Any lle
llef for VearH A I'hyNlcluii Finally
Itecoinnieuded Dr. Hobbs Sptmigiih
Kidney Pills, "Which Cured Him.
Chicago, Sept. 15, 1S05.
HOURS REMEDY CO.:
Gentlemen For years 1 have been suf
fering from a weak back and severe pains
in the region or my kidneys," my first
serious troubles lieing at the age or twenty-four
years. At that time the muscles
of my back near my kidneys seemed to
become paralyzed. I was carried to my
home in terrible agouy.and for days had
to be turned iu my bed, having lost all
use of the muscles of my back.
Since that time I have been a constant
sufferer from kidney trouble. At the age
of twenty-seven I became a patrolman In
the police department of Chicago, and
have, since that time, served as a cross
ing ofricer iu the busiest district, being
constantly on my feet Tor nine hours per
day in all weathers. 1 had been a con
stant surrcrer from pains in my back and
sides; shortness of wind, swelling in my
feet and ankles, and I feared I had Rrlght's
disease of the kidneys. I had tried a
gieat many so-called remedies, including
plasters, electrical appliances, etc., aud
took medicine enough to disorder my
Stomach, but found no permanent relief,
I was finally advised by a friend, a phy
sician, to try Dr.- Hobbs Sparagus Kidney
Pills, aud I did, but I hadn't much faith
in them, because I had tried so many
medicines, Without getting relief. I had
lost faith. After a few doses, however, I
thought I noticed a change for the better
so I continued till I had taken four boNes.
1 was cured. Four boxes of Dr. Hobbs
Sparagus Kidney Pills had done for 'me
what $10 worth or drugs had been unnble
to do. I am now in perfect health. I am
"hlrty-rive years of age, measure six foot
two, and weigh 220 pounds. I have a
good appetite, my back seems quite well,
and stionger than ever before, and al
though I am still standing on the paving
stones for nine hours each day, I feel
no fatigue in my back.
Dr. nobbs Sparagus Kidney Pills have
been to me a friend indeed, and I still
take them at Intervals as a preventive
and to strengthen my back and muscles.
OFFICER C. E. DANES,
First Precinct Police.
Dr. Hobbs Sparagus Kidney Pills,
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was noiother tract of land that we could
get that would answer our purposes.
The real estate agent rrom whom we pur
chased it gave the board to understand,
as the. evidence taken will show, ir it Is
ever made public, that the laud could not
be purchased for less than $600, and we
allowed him a commission or $30 ror his
trouble, which the board considered rea
sonable. As to the criticism or the manner
in which the books were kept, I think it
unrounded, but whether so or notl am in
no way responsible, as the clerk, whom I
believe to be an honest and competentman,
was selected, not by me, but by the ma
jority or the board, and is and always
has been a Democrat."
" 'Every fair-minded man will recognize
that the conclusions alleged to have been
rcportel by the committee are not based
upon the evidence taken by it, but arc
the obvious outgrowth of a final, desperate
effort to defeat Iny candidacy for the
governorship. I had been repeatedly in
and by tlie Attorney General himself, after
the evidence had all been taken, aud the
investigation concluded, that there was
not a particle of evidence reflecting on me.
1 am informed. that this report was wired
to Ynshlngton several days ago, and the
chairman or the committee informs me
that he does not know how a copy of it
was obtained. I was unable to see a 'copy
of it until I read it in the Herald tonight. x
At the proper time I will show that there
is not a particle of evidence extant that
in any manner tends to criminate me or
reflect upon my integrity. I regret to
say that there is apparently an attempt
to injure me by most despicable tactics
on the part of a small coterie of politicians,
who evidently think my appointment will
not subserve their selfish ends.' "
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Keswick, an Engllslengineer, who has
been fourteen years in the einploy of the
Khedive or Egypt, has a son who has jubt
been graduated riom Oxrord. The boy is
Interested in Egyptology and the latherls
constantly sending him cuiioslties. One
day, while in the company or his faithful
hu uiiMcii heivaut, jh iuMin, ueuwicK
unu u bc-arao iu the band. Suddenly All
makes a savage attack on hib mater, at
tempting to wrest the bearab fiom his
grasp, lie is frustrated by the anivalof?
help, but not until Keswick is badly hurt
about the head and unconscious. Arthur
Keswick hastens from Kngland to his fa
ther's bedbide. The latter is ill fur M,me
time, and, when partial! v movered, the J
fecarab is again found in his tent. Aithur '.
explains that It is a "heart scarab" a
stone which Is often put in the place or the
heart, In. a body to be mummiried. lie at
tempts to decipher the hieroglyphics, but
Is unable to get farther than Amen."
The father notices astiange look come into
his son s race as he holds the tcuu. Arthur
leaves the tent with the scarab in his hand.
You may judge if' those that followed
were anxious days.
My lecovery, dlihcult enough In the
plagues or heat and Hies, was now reta rded
by my anxiety about my boy, who seemed
utterly changed from that unhappy day
when the lieart scarab was found. Neither
ho nor 1 ever mentioned the stone, audi
cursed mjself a dozen times a day for
"lb it the will of tho Kffendl that
I should thltQ jUyny the heart
of the witchv"
my folly in supposing it could have any
magic power over .hint; yet 1 was unable
wholly to disbelieve ft.
My son had grown neglectful, or perhaps
1 should say forgetful, of me. He was
kiiKlneis itst'ir when he thought or ine or
my comfort, but oftener he would sit In
.profound thought, as if puzzling over some
pioblem, scarcely noticing when Said Yus.if
attended to my wants. Once only I asked
Arthur for some attention, and when I saw
that he performed the little service me
chanically, his thoughts far from it, It
hurt me so that I never asked again.
Indeed, I was so like to relapse into
my former illness that Dr. Casaldl, a
clever Italian enough, but no physician
of minds, was as puzzled as he was dis
tiessed. It was In a state or hair deliri
ium, presaging anything but recovery,
that 1 lay one night when a dark form
glided to my side and a welcome cup of
cool water was held to my lips.
"Salam aleil:um,"Effendi," whispered a
well remembered voice; "it is little care
thou hast since I lert thee, and thy son
was bewitched or QueenAmeniilUs."
"Giecting to thee, Ali, son of Hasan,'
said 1, peevishly, for indeed 1 was ill
enough; "and where is thy club."
"The Effendl knows," replied Ali
with the utmost composure, "that 1
meant him no harm. But he Is a strong
man and 1 was fain to strike twice, and
even then failed in what 1 would have
"1 know that thou art as honest as a
fool may be," I muttered. "What mag
got breedcth iu thy vein now?"
"Not rn mine, Effendl, but In thy son's,"
returned Ali. "Thou art weak, I know;
but stronger thou shalt never be till thy
son's madness-Is cured. It is best that
thou shouldst rise now. Said Yusuf sleeps
I am inclined to think that the entire
household was sleeping the sound bleep
which come8of Eastern drugs. Said Yu
suf was as one dead. The young German
physician left in charge by Casaldi, who
had been called away for the night, made
no sound. The native servants, whose
sleep is usually so deej), yet so light, made
no stir as Ali Hasan, with infinite tender
ness, halt led, half "carried, me to the tent
next mine, where my boy lay sleeping.
Spite of my giddiness from the unaccus
tomed exercise, I could but feel keen anx
ietyasl looked down upon him. His young
face was flushed and dairip with perspira
tion, his hair was tossed and disordered.
He slept uneasily, muttering in his fevered
visions, and I could see that his right hand
gripped tight the accursed heart scarab.
Bending over the sleeping figure, Ali
Hasan seemed, as well as I could see in
the dim light of the moon, to hold some
substance to the nostrils. A pungent
smell filled the room, and Arthur, with
a sigh, sank back upon his pillow in a
sleep as profound as-Said Yusut's.
"Is It the "Will oC the Erfendi that I
should take away the, heart of the witch?"
asked All Hasan, and seeing that I was
too weak to reply or resist, he attempted
to wrest the stone from Arthur's graBp,
but in vain. Then from-the folds of his
black gown, Ali produced two small.smooth
rods ot ebony. Using thepe in somewise
that 1 could not qulto'see or understand, he
pried apart the clenc'hed.fingers. Just as
the stone left his hand the lad uttered a
low moan of pain or distress. Hastily
Ali slipped Into his, hand another stone
or the same size aud.shape as that which j
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he had called the heart or the witch,
and the sleeper iientlcd closer on his
pillow as one Kloes who-is wholly com
fortable. For perhaps ten minutes Ail stood mo
tionless by the bedside, then, he lifted
me hi his armsand bore me back to my
' Effendl," said he, "now that thou
knowest all is well with the youth, sleep.
When thou art stronger I will come again."
And almost baron- he had let rail the flap
or the tent behind him, I was asleep.
"Positively, dad, I'm ashamed of you"
these were the first words I heard next
day. "you got lazier and lazier. Not
content witn sleeping ali night jou sleep
hair the day. There must be witchcraft in
the place. Not a soul or us was awake until
long after daybreak, but you're easily the
worst of the lot."
It was my boy again! Freidi and hearty
and delt of touch, he was smoothing my
pillow and brushing away .the flies that
plagued Pharaoh berore me. 1 rdt worlds
stronger for my long sleep and the lifting
of my load of anxiety.
"Tell me all about her," I said, upon,
sudden Impulse, as I looked at the lad.
"Such powers or perception in a mere
guv'nor are no' canny," said he, with
something or a blush. 'Indeed, I'd gladly
do so, but there's so confoundedly noth
ing to tell yet, don't you see. She's well;
I haven't even a photograph, but ihe's
the jolllestbort you ever buw; really beau
tiful, you know. She's the sister or Lup
ton, my chum in Brasentsje,andab good on
skates or with a racket or goir club as
himself Aud 1 don't know whether 1 was
getting on with her particularly, because
a most inconsiderate old ruffian or a dad
that I happen to possebs, would insist on
being brained by a perfect paragon of
a native at a conroundedly Inconvenient
moment, and then ''
""Why, my boy, that's hard lines," I
Interrupted; "to have to leave Helen Lup
ton to" come to this beastly oven and turn
dry nuise to a crusty old invalid like me.
Never mind, my lad. Absence makes the
heart grow fonder, aud, if she's the right
sort, as T know she must be, she'll like
you none the less for doing" a bit of hard
duty. Of course, you've written?"
"Yes; that is, I did write but then I
seemed to turn leery all at once somehow,
in the strangest fashion." Heie the lad'b
clear eyes dropped, and a flush that was
of shame deepened on his cheek "and
the long and short of it is that I've wiltten
again today for the first time In two weeks.
Nothing spoony, you know, dad; I don't
waut to begin that sorter thing on paper,
and Just at this time but a letter about
Egypt and what a rum sort of place it
is, and about you and the natives and all
"I've been thinking about what I shall
do, as I've been lying here," said I
which was a clear lie, and may the Lord
Torgive me It and worse in the last day!
"and I've made up my mind that I've
been In Egypt long enough. There's a
Tow shillings here and there ror you and
me to spend in the old home, Arthur, and
I think I'll be seeking itsoon."
"Hut it would be madness Tor you to
go to Englnad at the beginning or win
ter,' cried Arthur, in real concern.
"Well, I know that," said I. "I must
go north In the spring and by easy stages,
to get the sun of the South out of my
old bones. And I have affairs to settle
here. But when you wed the woman of
your choice, be It next spring or the next,
I shall be ready to say good-by to the Nile
and the desert."
"Really?" The boy'slook was worth see
ing. "Why, it's not such a graceless old
dad as 1 thought; or else the club of the
virtuous Ali Hasan has had a marvelous
effect upon your intellectuals. Believe me,
sir," he added, more seriously, "1 shall do
tho best I can to win you home."
"When there is little need of spinning long
Tho Vision Came to
tales a word will do. I recovered almost
like magic. OldCasaldl was sentiacklng.
It is what Arthur calls one of life's little
ironies that we're always so glad to get
rid of the man who saves our lives. In a
shorter time than I dare say, lest it be
thought untruth, Arthur aud 1 were scour
ing the country on our ponies; the fever
camp was broken up and we moved to
It was the day before this happened that
tho boy and 1 were paddling through the
sand, which everywhere borders the green
belt, when we came upou a tall, black-robed
figure in waiting for us.
"Arthur," said I, "this is Ali, son of
nasan, a good and true man. All Hasan,
this is the young master of whom I have
spoken to thee."
Tlie East und the West greeted each
other, the former with profound salaam
and that touching or the rorehead which
I shall never cease to think the most
beautUul or salutes, the latter with an.
air ot complete bewilderment.
"Gome," said I; "let the ponies rest
while Ali Hasan tells us that which is
to be told." '
Together we sat down with our backs
to a rounded hillock ot sand and Ali
began his tale.
"The Ertendt knows all," he said, "but
it is well ror this young master to learn
that the stone or which Ali robbed him
in his bleep was the black heart or the
and wrought sucli woe on earth that
witch Ameni litis. Ages ago she lived
my people have never ceased to tell, rrom
rather to son, the tale of it. Whether
It was her beauty or her black art I
know not, but never did eyes or young
man rail upon her but he became as
one mad, rorgetting her he loved, Tor
Baking wire or children tor her sake.
And the reason of such magic was this,
that iu her youth she died one day, and
the priests prepared her body for en
tombment with the other princes and
princesses or the blood. But when her
heart or ricsli had been removed and the
heart-stone had been put In place, she
straightway rose and was whole again,
so that naught was said or her having
died. And she knew all things that the
dead know, and because her heart was
or stone, she had no mercy, but was the
better pleased the more surrerlng she
caused. And all the people were glad
when she died, except, indeed, those
whom she had bewitched, and these not
"Do you believe all that, All?" I de-,
"The Erfendi knows that it Is easy
for men to make lying records upon stone
or papyrus, or for other men, long after,
to mistake the reading of true words.
But what an honest son tells from the
lips or his father that is the truth."
"The Inscription on the stone read:
'Ameniritis, the Life-Dispensing Favorite
or Set,' " said Arthur. "It was really
most extraordinary. It seemed bewitched
1 could not be.ar to let it go out ot my
hand, and at night there came to me the
vision ot a slender, prond and beautiful
young woman, again and again. She had
bare lect ami wore massive anklets or
manj colls, and a long, white, flinging
robe. She was dark even ror an Egyp
tian." "Because she was no Egyptian," said
Ali Unban. "She was or the dark peo
ple rrom the South who overran the
land before the Persians, She was the
wife of Ka-Menkheper and the mother
of Queen Shep-en-apet, wife of Psam
metichos. It was she whom the young
master has described, even her statue
as it stands today in the great museum
of Ulilzeh, chizeled by the hand of one
she had bewitched. But the young mas
ter being a Frank and easily ashamed
has not told all; how the black witch's
heart drove rrom his mind all thought
or the fair girl In Ingllch who loves him;
and of the father whom lie came to help;
how the heart of the ciuecn-witch retained
the magic power it has always held, buried
by priests or women and nought for by
those it held enslaved. It was because I
wished to get it away speedily, before it
did its mischief, that I struck the Effendl.
I could have overcome him with the drug,
as later I did the young master and all
w ho lay in the tents, but rirstit was neces
sary to travel many days and nights to
procure it from the holy hermit ot the
ancient Memphlte faith, and I was loth
to wait so long."
"But why, instead or clubbing me on
the head and nearly killing me- didn't
you tell me about the btone?" 1 asked,
"Would the Erfendi have believed?
He knows that he would not- He but
half believes, even now. If I had told
my tale to him at first, he would have
hardened his heart and clung to tlie
wicked stone out of willfulness. For such
is ever the way of the Frank. TheEffendi
himself might have escaped Its magic, ror
he is no longer young. But I would not
that it should work such misery among rJ
people as It has among mine. Now, no
man knoweth its hiding place save my
seir." "And look out that you don't go digging
it up yourself, Ali Hasan," said my son.
shaking a warning ringer at the desert
"Another thing, Oh, son or Hasan,"
1 added, "it will be impossible for me to
tell this story to the authorities, or, in
deed, any other which will cause them to
cease regarding you as a criminal. You
are likely to be arrested if you ever
show your race in lower Egypt. Permit
me to make provision ror your old age,
so that you may live without anxiety."
"The Effendl knows," replied Ali Hasan,
calmly and proudly, "that what has been
done has been done for love, and what must
be suffered shall be suffered forlove- There
shall be no talk or payment between him
and the son or Hasan."
And so wc left him. I never looked upon
his face again.
Mrs Arthur Beswick is a fine young
woman, of the sort that was best bred in
Britain, T always think. In the days when
I was a young man tall and straight and
proud, and kind with a kindness thnt does
not make one like me feel either so old or
ile Agulu and Again.
helpless or so foolish as in Ida heart he
knows he must be, but is rather like frank
They came to Egypt, my son and my
daughter, in the spring, after the things
about which I have been telling you, and
since then nothing has happeued for six
years. 1 don't suppose that in all that time
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in our English home I had thought twice
of tlie heart of Ameniritis, or that I would
have thought or written of it now, but tfcaS
yesterday, as I sat reading my Egyptian
paper, with spec on nose and a grandchild
on each knee to take care of me, my eyea
fell on this paragraph:
"A STRANGE CRIME RECALLED
Our readers, who have bt'cii some years in
Egypt, will recall the felonious assault
made in 18& upou Beswick UeyT the
engineer, by one Ali Hasan, who was never
tried for his crime, and whose motive, it
not insanity, has never been ascertained.
That this Ali will now never be punished
by the hand of man is certain, as ho is
gone before a higher court. He was found
last Tuesday with l:Js throat cut, under
circumstances almost 'proving suicide, in a
low native quarter of Cairo In his right
hand a curious dark stone scarab or
amulet was so tightly grasped that it was
buried with him."
"0h, Arthur," I .cried- And as Hon.
Arthur Beswick, A. M. and M. P. 'and :
other titles and initials that r forget)
came to mi I handed him the paper with
out a word.
"He certainly must have been Insane,"
said my son, as he finished reading tho
But neither he nor I said aught to Helen ,
Beswick of the heart of the Queenwitch
3ir. Unrltens' Duninl.
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charge of the carpenters in the new post
office buildiu?:, makes the .statement .that
the men employed upon the buHdingrnave
been paid regularly, nccurding to con
tract, lie iiiys tl.eie is no dittany action
among them, and that- tho rumor of a
strike wes circulated by a i.a who tadj
been diJ-chargcd for drunkenness.
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