The Daily Ardmoreite. (Ardmore, Indian Terr.), Vol. 7, No. 179, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 27, 1900 Page: 2 of 8
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AN ALASKAN LETTER.
THE OCEAN PEDDLER.
Seattle Wash. May 17. If you
will kindly allow me apace in your
valuable paper I would state a
few facts tbat might be of interest to
some of yonr readers. On the morn-
ing of April 25 I boarded the train at
Ardmore with the gold fields of Cape
Nome Alaska as the point of my des-
tination. On reaching Kansas City
I found Mr. G. W. Wilhelm who
had preceded me and who is my
partner in my search for the golden
treasure of the frozen north.
We bought oar tickets over the
Union Pacific railroad which cost us
140 each and after a ride oi seventy-
five hours across the rolling prairies
of Kansas the high level table lands
of Colorado the snow capped peaks
of the Rockies down again into the
beautiful valley of the Columbia
river; then up again to the very
summit lof the Blue Range moun-
tains we landed safely at Seattle the
port from which we will sail May 24.
Seattle is a booming city of seventy-
five thousand inhabitants and its
streets and hotels are literally
thronged with a seething mass of
hnmanltv bound for the gold fields
Dawson. Atlin. Cape Nome and
The passage from here to Cape
TJomfi. first class is from $125 to $175
second class from $75 to $100. Any
one can eo from Ardmore to Cape
Nome first class for $250.
In fact it takes more nerve than
money to make the trip. From all
rcnnrtn T hat I can eather from men
who have been there and are return
iner aeain this spring the Cape
Nome gold fields are by far the rich
est the world has ever known. It is
gold gold nothing but gold. It is
everywhere. Men are going by the
thmioanrin and there ia room for
thousands more. Two boats have
aniipH nlrpadv and manv more are
going within in the next thirty days
Tickets are going up every day ana
the supply is not going to be suffic-
ient for the demand.
There are a great many people
who would like to go to the gold
fields who lack the nerve to venture.
They are afraid to run the risk till
someone else has been there and
found out for them if there is any
thing in it. These people idly wait
for opportunity to hunt chem up and
give them a chance in the world
while others get out and take advan
tage of opportunities presented to
I am here in Seattle among people
who are in a position to know. And
my cousin who is the audi or of the
White Pass and Yukon rail road and
who has a claim at Atlin also one at
Cape Nome says that to go to the
gold fields of Alaska is a chance of a
.life time. Anyone who is sober and
industrious cannot fail. This is not
supposition but a fact that has
We have bought our tickets and
noariv all of four outfit and are im
patiently waiting the departure of
To all my friends in Ardmore al-
low me to say success to you where
you are but my advice to you is to
screw up your courage and steer
your boat to the gold fields of
IN CONTRABAND GOODS HE FINDS
"It is the little rift within the lute
which ever widening makes the
music." It is just a little rift in the
health of a women often which
gradually takes the spring from
her step the light from her eyes
the rose from her cheek and the
music from her voice. Perhaps the
bug-bear which has frightened the
woman from the timely help needed
at the beginning has been the dread-
ed questions the obnoxious exami-
nation the local treatments of the
home physician. There is no need
for these. Nor is there need for
continued Buffering. Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Prescription can be relied
on by every woman suffering from
what are called "female trou-
bles" to renew the health and cure
the disease. Women are astonished
at the results at the use of the medi-
cine. It not only makes weak wo-
men "robust and rosy cheeked" but
it gives them back the vigor and
vitality of youth.
Free. Dr. Pierce's Common Sense
Medical Adviser 1CC8 pages is sent
free on receipt of 21 one-cent stamps
to pay expenses of mailing only.
Address Dr. R. V. Pierce Buffalo
A petition has been circulated and
every influence is being brought to
bear upon President Wm. McKinley
for the pardon of John S. Boggs of
Shawnee convicted and sentenced
for the misappropriation of pestof
flee funds. Boggs' aged father is
back of the movement and he is
finding unanimous support through
out the territory.
Sour stomach fullness after eating
flatulence are all caused by imper
feet digestion. Prickly Ash Bitters
corrects the disorder at once drives
ont badly digested food and tones
the stomach liver and bowles. For
sale by W. B. Frame.
Vethods of Trading; Vessels Tbst Go
to Many Out of tbr Vjr Corners of
the World How the Captain Dis-
poses of His Cargo. .
The man with a pack on his back.
trudging from village to village and of
fering for sale at cottage and farm
house a miscellaneous collection of
wares has hi counterpart ih the ocean
peddler ranging in size from a schoon
er trading auiocs the islands of the-
Pacific to a steamer of 1000 to 2000
The ocean peddler starts out from
Hamburir or San Francisco the chief
home ports of the trade with a definite
object in view. Sailing from the for
mer city the course Is generally laid
either to the coast of Africa or South
America havinc iu the hold a varied
assortment of goods likely to be mar
ketable in the regions visited cotton
fabrics trinkets arms ammunition.
liquors and all spare room filled up
As the largest profits are often de-
rived from h sale of contraband
goods such as munitions of war to in-
surgent bodies and as detection by
rejrular authorities would lead to con
fiscation several thousand rounds of
cartridges are probably done up In in
nocent lookins cases stamped "Canned
Beef" and a few stands of discarded
German army rides in packages label
ed "Glass With Care."
The caDtaiu of such a vessel must
possess not only ability as a navigator
but an expert knowledge or the re-
quirements of his trade in addition to
a plausible tongue wherewith to barter
and win over the good will of an ill
disposed official. If he does not own
an interest in the ship it is generally
required that ho shall in her cargo.
Trudging along over the ocean at a
seven or eight knot gait saving his
coal as much as possible the peddler
opens his trade by casting anchor in.
sav a South or Central American port.
when having squared the comuian
dant. he invites merchants and others
on board to inspect his stork. Duty
of course has to be paid by the pur-
chaser but in certain cases that ditfi
cults is often overcome by the visitor
to the ship going ashore swollen out
perhaps to three times his normal size
by as many new suits of clothing.
The greatest good fortune that can
fall iu the way of an ocean peddler is
for an American or British man-of-war
to put into some out of the way port in
which he is lying short of coal. Then
from his spare stock he sells a few
Lund red tons at as hard a bargain as
the necessity of the purchaser permits
him to drive.
On the Central American coast the
peddler usually times his visit at about
the opening of the coffee season that
is early in the new year so that when
he has sold out his wares- he is able to
load up. almost to the water line with
the principal export of the country.
That the ocean peddling trade is not
without its dangers is illustrated by a
story told by a mate of one of those
vessels. In order to preserve his re
spectable character the contraband
goods are sometimes stored in places
likely to escape the vigilant eye of the
customs officer and in the case in ques
tion the mates bunk was chosen as
the safest repository for certain pack
ages of dynamite consigned to the lead
ers of a Nicaraguan revolution.
All went well until the night before
the ship was "due to arrive at her desti
nation when a thunderstorm occurred
the lightning playing about the masts
in an alarming manner. The mate
confessed that the idea of turning iu
upon a bed of dynamite under such
circumstances was not conducive to
peaceful repose even to one accustom-
ed to sleep through all maimer of dan-
gers but with the reflection that if a
flash found its way to his bunk he
would not be likely to be made aware
of the fact he slumbered serenely
through his watch below and next day
delivered the "canned tomatoes" safely
to the consignee.
The ocean peddling trade on the Pa-
cific has been shorn of much of its
profit since the interisland passenger
traffic In natives who too often were
carried as passengers much against
their will to dive for pearls on the
great Australian bank has been ef-
fectually suppressed. Still a consider-
able trade is carried on In small ar
ticles of hardware old clothes person-
al trinkets and an occasional case of
dry goods" which. If seized would
turn out to be remarkably wet. New
AH ECLIPSE IN P
On MONDAY. MAY 28. we will offer some rare special bargains in our
;o rienartmontR. Eclinses beine the order of the day according to astro- a$
nomical calculations we shall endeavor to eclipse our former efforts. Our
Bargain Giving Special Sales are the talk of everyone and you should attend
them regularly. REMEMBER THE DAY.
rafez-At SIG SIMON & BRO.-s
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eclipse nicss on duiiui.B5.
Heavy selling in tbe past few days has caused us to
accumulate about 1000 yards of short lengths in
Organdies Piques White Goods Dotted Swiss
etc. length 2 to 8 yards your choice Monday
All our sacks are
branded and guaran
teed weigh your bran
and flour and see that
you getfull weight.
Ardmore Mill & Ele
The name .Leader can never
take second place in Hour. It'-s
Moore's Pilules are a guaranteed
enre for all forms of Malaria Ague
Chills and fever Swamp Fever Ma
larial Fever Bilious Fever Jaundice
Biliousness fetid breath and a tired
listless feeling. Tbey cure Rheuma-
tism and the lassitude following blood
poison produced from malarial pois-
oning. No Quinine. No Arsenic
Acids or Iron. Do not ruin stomach
or teeth. Entirely tasteless. Price
50c per box. Dr. C. C. Moore Co
No. 310 North Main Street St. Louii
Mo. Sold by W. B. Frame City
New Suiting for Skirts regular 13c value Monday's
Special the yard -c
English Satin Twills Suitable for Boys' Waists or La-
dies' Shirt Waists actual worth 15c Monday's
Price the yard -c
Prettv White I'iruein different welts has been 12c
Monday's Eclipse Trice the yard 6ie
Our entire line of 20c White Pique go Monday at 12 c
2S30 yards Choice 02 inch white pretty Sheer Organ-
dies new goods regular value anywhere 10c
We open the case jour choice the yard 5c
Large line of Indian Helmets in Stanley white and
Khaki brown; choice Monday each
Bovs' Straw Hats
regular value G3c;
23 doz. excellent Laundried Neglige Shirts sizes 14
to 17; Monday each. - 20c
... 5c each
A careful consideration of this
Read It! Study It!
list will make
Ladies' Ready to Wear Linen Skirts goat 55e
Curtain Scrim 1 yard wide. Lace effects.. 4c yard
Stamped Doylies choice Monday 5 and 10c
Our entire line of $1 Fans go at 50e
Our entire line of $1.50 Fans go at 75c
Our entire line of $2 Fans go at $1.00
Choice of 300 Folding Fans 2 for 5c
Choice Monday Only any Pair Lace Curtains in
stock at 98c
Our entire line of Ladies' Handkerchiefs the 10c and
13c quality; Eclipse Price 5c
Ladies' Fancy Bobbinet Bows 23c quality for 10c
Ladies' Silk Windsor Ties at 10c each
Ladies' Solid Color String Ties go at 5c each
Large lot Belt Buckles choice for 10c
Our 30c Summer Corset goes at 35c
1200 Beauty Pias go . 6 for 5c
Tinsel Draperies go at 4c a yard
A large line of Children's best Black Cotton Hose
regular price 23c pair; Eclipse Price the pair 10c
Plaid Crash for Boys' Waists worth 10c:
Monday's Price the yard 5c
Great Matting Drive !
Choice of Men's Extra Vests Monday at
Boys' Extra Vests frizes 10 to 10 Monday at.
Cnoiee-of any Remnant of Matting Monday at 5c the yard
Choice of any Matting in the house Monday the yard..l2c
i Attend tbe Eclipse Special Monday
IMON & BRO
Corner Main and Mill Streets
ARDMORE IND. TER.
InnNPYS ARE: OVERWORKED
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rTu.. nLa Unwn thpii condition DU irequcni
I CU W
i FFPt f&SNESS. NERVOUS WEAKNLi.
BACKACHES CHANGES IN URINE AND IRRITABLE TEMPERS
II IS DANGEROUS TO NEGLECT THESE. WARNINGS.
It cleanses the system of poisons and impurities.
conveys a neaiing anasirengineumu ii:A
10 the sintering Kianeys rumuw
stimulates tne Liver aiomacn ana duvvi.
and work a speedy improvemeni in
the condition orine dcoij.
FRAME Special Agent.
The Harper Hotel
J. W. HARPER Proprietor.
Fronting Seven Springs on the North.
Opens for the Season May 10th.
Rates: $1.23 per day; $7.00 per week. Special rates to families.
Onr rooms thirty in number are spacious airy and nicely furnished.
Accommodations Eecond to none in the town
... SULPHUR. IND. TER.
Racine Gas and Gasoline Engines
Suitable for All Purposes Where a
Light Power is Required.
Simple in Construction and Mechanism. Anyone Can Run Them.
: They require:
No Coal Wood
No Feed Pumps.Guages
No Fires Smoke
They are a Clean Neat and Compact Power
ABSOLUTELY SAFE and can be started iu one minute.
oping full power at once. See one at the Ardmorvite office wfcere
questions will be cheerfully answered.
SIDNEY SUGGS Agent
The Ardmoreite Fcr S
YOUNG & HEINTZ
Machinery Mill S Gin Supplies
High Grade Belting a Specialty.
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