The Publicist. (Chandler, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 5, No. 46, Ed. 1 Friday, March 17, 1899 Page: 3 of 8
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Do not think for a single
moment that consumption will
ever strike you a sudden blow.
It does not come that Way.-
It creeps its way along.
First, you think it is a little
cold; nothing but a little hack-
ing cough j then a little loss in
weight; then a harder cough;
then tne fever and the night
The suddenness comes when
you have a hemflrrhage.
Better stop the disease while
it is yet creeping.
You can 'do it with
The flying Dutchman.
-BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT.
in, and his legs were covered with
brute be put on shora, be it to; but
recollect, Mynheer vnn Stroom. we
shall lose the protection of the fleet,
and have to sail alone. Shall I drop
the anchor, mynheer?"
This observation softened down the
pertinacity of the supercargo; he had
no v/ieh to sail alone, and the fear of
thia contingency was more powerful
"than the fear of the bear.
"Myi-heer Kloots, I will not be too
severe; if the animal is chained, so
that it does not approach me, I will
consent to its remaining on board.
You first notice that you
cough less. The pressure on.
the chest is lifted. That feeling
of suffocation is removed. A
cure is hastened by placing cuie of
Dr. Ayer's Cherry
over the Chest.
A Book Free-
It is on the Diseases of the
Throat and Lungs.
Wrfta us Freely.
If you have anv complaint whatever
„„4 flestrc the h.V me ,
can possibly receive, w rite the doctor j
I free.lv. You will receive a prompt reply,
without cost. Adriresa. * „aa
DK. J. C. AYfcK. Lowell, Mass.
' -I dunno ez as I b'lieve in this idea
of strtngin' a lot o' them little Per-
clflc Islan's together with a steel ca-
ble," said old Uncle Hez as he ran his
hand throrffch his hair and looked wise
"Somethln' might happen to spread
'.Amerlky an' Asia apart a little furder.
an' when thaP blame' cable straighten-
ed out, all these little islan's would be
yanked right up by th' n#)ts, see.
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The Runaway Iloy.
"Are there any marks by which lit
can be Identified?" asked the chief ol
police, preparatory to telegraphing.
"No," said the father of the boy who
had started to Minnesota to fight In-
dians, "but there will be when I get
hold of him again."—Cincinnati in-
Tt> Noll Famous Sculptress In tli«
° World, Entirely Cured bj re-rn-na.
Mrs. M. C. Cooper of the Koyal Acad-
emy of Arts, London, England, is un-
doubtedly one of the greatest living
sculptors. She has modeled busts of
half the nobility of England, and is
now in Washington making busts of
distinguished Americans. Mrs. Cooper
has just completed a bust of Mrs. Bel-
va Lockwood. which is now in the
Mrs. M. C. Cooper.
Corcoran. Art Gallery, lijtskin, the
great artist,placed Mrs. Cooper as one
of the greatest sculptors and painters
of this century. Mrs. Cooper is an ar-
dent friend of P#-ru-na and in a letter
dated January 26, written.from Wash-
ingto'n, says the following: take
pleasure In recommending Pe-ru.-nu
fot* catarrh and la grippe. I have suf-
fered for months and after the use of
one bottle of Pe-ru-ua am entirely
well."—Mrs. M. C. Cooper.
Send for a free boftk OP ca'aFh en"
• titled "Health and lleauty. '1 his book
ta written especially for women ami
will be found to he of great value o
every woman. Address Dr. Hartman,
, Columbus, O.
"Good morning, my son," said the
captain, taking his pipe out of his
mouth for a moment. "We are. de-
tained b/ the supercargo, who appears
not overwilling to cfinie on board; the
boat has been on shore this hour wait-
ing for him. and we shall l>e last of
the fleet under way. 1 wish the com-
pany would let us sail without these
gentlemen, who are, in my opinion, a
great <hinderance to business; but they
think otherwise on shore." .
"What is their duty on board?" re-
"Their duty is to look after the car*
go and the traffic, and if they kept to
that it would not be so bad; hut the>
interfere with everything else and
everybody, studying little except their
own comforts; in .fact, they play the
king on board, knowing that, we dare
not affront them, as a word from them
would prejudice the vessel when again
to he chartered. The company insist
upon their heing received with all hon-
ors. We salute them with five guns
on their*arrival on board."
"Do you know anything ol this one
whom you expect?"
"Nothing. l*ut from report. A brother
captain of mine (with whom he has
sailed) told me that he is most fearful
of the dangers of the sea, and much
taken up with his own importance."
"I wish he would come," replied
Philip; "1 am most anxious that we
"You must be of a wandering dispo-
sition, my son; I hear that you leave
a comfortable home, and a pretty wife
to boot." 0
"I am most anxious to see the
world," replied Philip; "and I must
learn to sail a ship before I purchase
one, and try to make the fortune that
I covet." (Alas! how different from
my real wishes, thought Philip, as he
made this reply.)
"Fortunes are made and fortunes are
swallowed up, too, by the ocean," re-
plied the captain. "If I could turn ,thi3
good ship into a good house, with plen-
ty of guilders to keep the house warm,
you would not find me standing on
this poop. I have doubled the Cape
twice, which is often enough for any
man; the third time may not be so
"How long do you expect your voy-
age may occupy us?"
"That's as may be; but I should say
about two years; nay, if not detained
by the factors, as I expect we shall be,
for some hostile service, it may be
"Two years," thought Philip, "two
years from Amine!" and he sighed
deeply# for he felt that their separa-
tion might be forever.
"Nay, my son, two years is not so
long," said Mynheer Kloots, who ob-
served the passing cloud on Philip's
brow. "I was once five years away,
an°d was unfortunate, for I brought
home nothing, not even my ship. But
here he coyies at last; they have
hoisted the (msign on the staff in the
boat; there—they have shoved off.«
Myneer Hillebrant, see the gunners
ready with their linstocks to salvo the
"What duty do you wish me to per-
form?" observed Philip. "In what can
I be useful*" 0
At present you can be of little use,
except in tTiose heavy gales in which
every pair of hands is valuable. You
must'look and learn for some timeyer;
but you can make a fair copy of the
journal kept for the inspection of the
company, &nd may assist me in various
ways, as soon as the unpleasant nau-
sea felt by those who first embark has
subsided. A% a remedy, I should pro-
pose that you Klrd a handkerchief tight
round your body so as to compress
the stomach, and make frequent appli-
cation of my bottle of schnapps, which
you will find always at your service.
But now to receive the factor of the
i most puissant company.Mynheer Hille-
brant. let them discharge the cannon."
The guns were fired, and soon after
the smoke had cleared away, the boat,
with its long ensign tracing* on the
water, was pulled alongside. Philip
watched the appearance of the super,
cargo; but he remained in the boat un-
til several of the boxes with the in-
itials and arms of the company were
first handed «m the deck; at last the
He was a small, spare, wiznn-faced.
man, with a (Jiree-cornered cocked hat.
bound with broad gold lace, upon his
head, under which appeared a full-
bottomed flowing wig. the curls of
which descended low upon his should-
ers. His coat was of crimson velvet
with broad flaps; his waistcoat of
white silk, worked in colored flowers,
white silk stockings. Add to this, gold
buckles at his knees and in liis shoes,
lace ruffles to his wrists, and a silvei-
mounted cane in his, hand, and the
reader has the entire dress of Mynheer
Jacob Janz von Stroom, the supercargo
of the Honorable CompanJ, appointed
to the good ship Ter Schilling. .
Mynheer von Stroom did not appear
very anxious to remain on deck. Jle
requested to be shown into hi# cabin,
and followed the captain aft, picking
his way among the coils of ropes with
which his path was encumbered. The
door opened and the supercargo disap-
peared. The ship was then got under
way, the man had left the windlass,
the sails had been trimmed and they
were securing the anchor on board
when the bell of the poop cabin (ap
propriated to the supercargo) was
pulled with great violence.
* "What can that be?" said Mynheer
Kloots (who wa3 forward), taking his
pipe out of his mouth. "Mynheer Yan-
derdecken, will yon see what is the
Philip went aft, as the pealing of
the bell continued, and, opening the
cabin door, discovered'the supercargo
perched upon the table and pulling the
bell rope, which hung over its center,
with every mark of fear in his coun-
tenance. His wig was off, and his bare
skull gave him an appearance peculiar-
"What is the matter, sir?" inquired
"Matter!" spluttered Mynheer von
Stroom; "call the troops in with their
firelocks. Quick, sir. Am I to be mur-
dered, torn to pieces and devoured?
For mercy's sake, sir, don't stiye, but
do something—look, it's coming to the
table! Oh, dear, oh, dear!" continued
the supercargo, evidently terrified otit
of his wits.
Philip, whose eyes had been fixed on
Mynheer von Stroom, turned them in
the direction pointed out, and, much
to his astonishment, perceived a small
bear upon the deck, who was amusing
himself with the supercargo's flowing
wig, which he held in his paws, tossing
it about, and now and then burying
his muzzle in it. The unexpected sight
of the animal was at first a shock to
Philip; but at a moment's considera-
tion assured him that the animal must
be harmless, or it never would have
been permitted to remain loose in the
Nevertheless, Philip had no wish to
approach the animal, whose disposi-
tion he was unacquainted wit)* when
the appearance of Mynheer Kloots put
an end to his difficulty.
"What is the matter, mynheer?" said
the captain. "Oh, I see! it is Jo-
hannes," continued the captain, going
up to the bear, and saluting him with
a kick, as he recovered thei supercar-
go's wig. "Out of the cabin. Johannes!
—out, sir!" cried Mynheer Kloots,
kicking th^ breech of the bear till the
animal had escaped through the door.
"Mynheer von Stroom, I am very sor-
ry—here is your w'ig. Shut the doot,
Mynhelr Vanderdecken, or the beast
iSav come back, for he is very fond of
Ab soon as the door was shut be-
tween Mynheer von Stroom and the
object of his terror the little man slid
off the table to the high-backed chair
near it shook out the damaged curls
of his wig, and replaced it on his head;
pulled out his ruffles, and, assuming an
air of magisterial importance, struck
his cane on the deck, and then spoke:
"Mynheer Kloots, what is the mean-
ing of this disrespect to tln^supercaTgo
of the puissant company?"
"God in heaven! no disrespect, myn-
heer; the animal is a bear, as you see;
he is very tame, even with strangers.
He belongs to me. I havo had him
ever since he was three months old. It
was all a mistake. The mate, Mynheer
^ildebrant, put him in the cabin, that
fee might be out of the way while the
duty was carrying on, and he quite for-
got that he was here. I am very sor-
ry, Mynheer von Stroom; hut he will
not come "here again, unless you wish
to play with him."
"Play with him? 1° supercargo to
the company, play with a bear! Myn-
heer Kloots.fhe animal must be thrown
"Nay, nay; I.cannot throw°over-
board an animal 1hat I hold in much
affection. Mynheer von Stroom, but
he shall not trouble you."
"It must'immediately be sent out of
the ship, Mynheer Kloots. 1 order you
to send it away on your peril to re-
"Then we will drop the anchor again,
Mvnheer von Stroom, and send on
white si IK, women in cuioreu iiuweru, ■
and descending half-way down to his shore to headquai ° \ ,1,1. ih
liases His breeches were of black oat- point. If the companj insists that the
Wo must allow the Indian fleet to
pursue its way tj> the Cape with evety
variety of wind and weathei*. Some
had parted company, but the rendez-
vous was Table Bay, from which they
were again to start together.
Philip Vanderdecken was w>on able
to render some service on board. He
Studied his" duty diligently, for em-
ployment prevented him from dwelling
too much upon the cause for his em-
barkation, and he worked bard at the
duties of the ship, #for the exercise
procured for him that sl#ep which oth-
erwise would have been den If (V
He was soon a favorite of the cap-
tain, and intimate with Hillebrant, the
first mate; the second mate, Struys,
was a morose young man, with whom
he had* little intercourse. As for tlie^
supercargo, Mynheer Jacob Janz von
Stroom, he se4dom ventured out of his
cabin. The bear, Johannes, was not
confined, and therefore Mynheer von
Stroom confined himself; hardly a day
passed that he did not look over a
letter which he had framed ^pon the
subjecf, all ready to forward to the
company; and each time that he per-
used it, he made some alteration,which
he considered would give additional
force to his complaint, and would
prove still more injurious to the inter-
ests of Capt. Kloots.
In the meantime, in happy ignorance
of all that was passing ip Win' poop-
cabin, Mynheer Kloots smoked his
pipo, drank his. schnapps, and played
with Johannes." The animal had also
contracted a great affection for Philip,
and used to walk the v^atclr with him.
There was another party in the ship
whom we must not lose sight of—the
one-eyed pilot, Schriften, who appear-
ed to have imbibed a great animosity
toward our hero, as well as to his
dumb favorite, the bear. As Philip
held the rank of an officer, Shriften
dared not openly affront, though he
took every opportunity of annoying
him, and was jonstai)tly inveighing
against him before the ship's com-
pany. To the bear he was more open-
ly inveterate, and seldom passed it
without bestowing upon It a severe
kick, accompanied with a horrid curse.
Although no one on board appeared
to be fond of this man, everybody ap-
peared to he afraid of him, and he ob-
tained a control over the seamen
which appeared unaccountable.
Such was the state of affairs on board
the good ship Ter Schilling when, in
company with two others, she lay be-
calmed about two days' sail to the
Cape. The weather was intensely hot,
for it was the summer in those south-
ern latitudes, and Philip, who had been
laying down under the awning spread
over the poop, was so overcome with
the heat that he had fallen asleep. He
awoke with a shivering sensation of
cold over his whole body, particularly
at his chest, and half opening his eyes,
he perceived the pilot, Shriften, lean-
ing over him and holding between his
finger and his thumb a portion of the
chain which had not been concealed,
ancf to which was attached the sacred
"relic. Philip closed them again, to
ascertain what were the man's "inten-
tions; he found that he gradually
dragged out tfie chain, and, when the
relic was clear, attempted to pass the
whole over his head, evidently to gain
possession of it. Ppon this attempt
Philip started up and seized hitn by
the waist. <
"Indeed!" cried Philip, with an in-
dignant look, as he released the chr.in
from the pilot's hand. .
But Shriften appeared not in the
least confused at being detected in
his attempt , looking with his mali-
cious one-eye at Philip, he moclflngly
"Does that chain hold .her picture?—
he! ho!" •
• Vanderdecken ro*- pushed hi away,
and folded his arms. •
"1 advise yoft not to be quite so curi-
ous, Master Pilot, or you may repent
"Or perhaps," continued the pilot,
•quite regardless of Philip's wrath, "it
ma/be a child's caul, a sovereign rem-
edy against drowning."
"Go forward to your duty, sir," cried
Philip. . .
"Or, as you are a Catholic, tlif finger
nail of a saint; or, yes. I have it—a
piece of the holy cross. .
"That's it! that's it!" cried Schrif-
ten, who now went forward to where
the seamen were standing at the gang-
"News for yon my lads!" said lie;
"we've a piece of the holy cross aboard,
and so wo may defy the devl!
(To be continued.)
. rhen the man a woman refused to
marry gets rich, she Is In a position to
talk about the irony of fate.
A man who is completely wrapped
up in himself is always cold.
When a girl of sixteen, who is pret-
ty, and lias good clothes, gets a sad
look in tier eyes, it means that she has
heard that it is becoming; nothing
A Kansas woman who has very light
hair, is so popular with the other
women that they do n.ot jvecuse her of
blondining her hair. .
What a great disappointment it is
when a homely woman removes a veil
from her face.
The prayer-meeting promise not put
into practice adds a lie to your guilt.
No matter how just the cause for a
woman's anger, people always have a
sympathetic feeling for her husband
when they see her display lier tem-
* There is one thing that Is true of a
wido'ver. lie is always wondering if
he can bite a't a bait without getting
caugftt in the book.
A doctor attributes every kind of
suffering, except a broken leg, to ma-
laria or kidney disease.
Only the conqueror .praises the good
qualities of his opponent.
PORT ARTHUR CELEBRATION.
Opening ot it Nnw Seaport for tlio West
• ' to lto Fittingly .Observed.
Tort Art nun, Te'xas, March 9.
—Extensive preparations aro now un-
der "way for a great celebration on the
occasion of the completion of the first
cutting of the dredges in the Port Ar-
thur Ship Canal, which requires only
a comparatively small amount of work
to complete it. The Port Arthur Ship
Canal is a part of the harbor system
forming the Gulf terminal of the Kan-
sas City, Pittsburg & Gulf Railroad at
Port Arthur, Texas. The canal has
been under construction for the past
two years. Legal and other obstruc-
tions havo been constantly raised by
rival interests, and work was stopped
twice by order of the Secretary of
War—all obstructions, ho*vcver, hav
ing been removed, the first cutting of
tl*> canal will l>o completed March
25th and vessels drawing 24 feet of
water will be enabled to receive and
discharge cargoes at the docks at Port
Arthur in a very short time.
The canal was designed and con-
structed by Robert Gillham, general
manager and chief engineer of the
Kansas City, Pittsburg & Gulf rail-
road.. A. 10. Stilwell, president of the
road, first suggested the canal and in-
terested J. de Uoeijen of Amsterdam,
Holland, a large foreign holder of the
road's securities. The plans prepared
by Mr. Gillham were approved by for-
eign engineering experts, and the
work was begun during the spring of
1890. The canal is designed to extend
to deep water from Sabine Pass to
Port Arthur. Sabine Pass has a depth
of 2f> feet of water over the bar. The
dimensions of the canal are the same
as those of the Suez canal W3 feet,
wide and 85 feet deep. It is 1% miles
long. The excavations were made by
hydraulic dredges, the work involving
the dredging of 14,000,001 yards of
At the Port Arthur end of the canal
several slips havo been already dredged
and work on others is in progress. An
elevator witli a capacity of 500,000
bushels is completed; large warehouses
have been built and extensive piers,
.constructed; a large export business
has already been handled through
Port Arthur, and as soon as the canal
is completed, additional steamship
lines will be established, lhc harbor
is land-locked and an excellent one. ^
A number of prominent men, finan-
ciers from Europe and elsewhere, will
be present at the celebration on the
25th. The Third regiment band >(
Missouri, late U. 8. Volunteers, wilt
leave on a special train from Kansas
City, March 2:.'nd; distinguished visit-
ors will be present from New York,
London, Amsterdam, l'aris and other
foreign places as well as many points
in the Uifited States. Free transpor-
tation from.Port Arthur to the doclt
and free transportation by steamert
on the canal will be furnished. Lunch
will be served ou.the canal in connec-
tion with the citfemonies This will,
he an event of unusual interest an I (
importance, connecting the. waters *>(
the Gulf of Mexico with the greatest
canal and land-locked harbor on t lie
American continent. Specially low
rates will be made frfciu Omaha,
Quinsy. Kansas city amf Intermedin#
[fuiut 4 •
® Dllllcult Walking.
"No, sir, I don't like your Southern
railways. To travel on them for any
length of time J,s positively painful."
"May I ask what particular defect
prejudices you? fhe ties arc .alto-
gether too far apart." "Ah, then, you
are—" "You are right I am au
actor."—Cleveland Pftin Dealer. . ^
——— — .
The lahorer.i who built the pyram: Is*
did not work under such dlsadvant ic i
as have long been attributed to them.
Kfcent research shows that they h nl
solid and tubular drills and Ipthe tools.
The drill- were set will) Jewels, mil
I cut into the rock with keenness and
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