The Carter Express. (Carter, Okla.), Vol. 10, No. 22, Ed. 1 Friday, August 22, 1919 Page: 2 of 8
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Safe—for a Time—on the
Deck of the Namur.
Synopjl* _ Geoffry Curlyle,
fnH8ter of Railing ships at twen-
ty-six, Is sentenced to 20 years’
servitude in the American col-
onies for participation In the
Monmonth rebellion In England.
Among tbo passengers on board
the ship wi “Which he Is sent
across are Roger Fairfax,
wealthy Maryland planter; his
niece, Dorothy Fairfax, and Lieu-
tenant Sanchez, a Spaniard, who
became acquainted with the Fair-
faxes in London. Carlyle meets
Dorothy, who informs him her
uncle has bought his services.
Sanchez shows himself an enemy
of Carlyle. The Fulrfax party,
now on Its own sloop in the
Chesapeake bay, encounters n
mysterious bark, the Namur of
Rotterdam. Carlyle discovers
that Sanchez is “Black Sanchez,"
planning to steal the Fairfax
gold and abduct Dorothy. He
fights Sanchez and leaves him
for dead. In a battle with
Sanchez’ followers, however, he
Is overpowered and thrown into
the bay. In a desperate effort
to save Dorothy, Carlyle decides
to swim to the Namur.
"I suppose It must have boon that,
sir," I confessed respectfully, "li1
things happened as you ssy they did.
I haven’t nny memory o' tryln’ ter
slash nobody. Leastwise I denied
I ter know whut I wus ubout when 1
I cum up. I don’t remember how I got
•her; furst I knew I wus slushln'
round In the water, a tryln’ ter keep
nllont. It wus so blame dark I cudn’t
see nuthln', but sumhow I got grip on
ft hawser, an’ hung on till I got back
nough streugih ter dime on board I
knew this wu'n’t my ship, g„ ] Ju9t
lay quiet awhile, figurin' out whar I
"Yer English ?"
"Rom In Bristol, sir, but I wus
workln’ on the Carol I no—she's a Col-
ony schooner, In the fish trade. At sea
since I wus twelve. What’s this ycre
bark—Dutch, ain't She?"
"Once upon a time; Just now we are
flying whatever Hag comes handy. We
•Tori; no .no b«M '» «»«••"
1 nmclo, and, when I fall, ,orr“rd' »1th
rail and was able to look Inboard it "Yes an’ vpr ..
was to discover a deserted fore deck, „ ywCediT£ £1?"° J" *ftl
with the watch all engaged at some know how .! Z L ^ thet* We
task amidships. I crept down the fore- gX • ttar’s noVsl 8* here,
castle ladder and worked my wav sft hAv*’Jr?.rea8on why We «hould
b-nontb the bl.ck .bZ, ”f S'pS ““ “ »•'■» -»
rull, until nble thus to drift unnoticed «gefl’ rovpru—i
into a group tailing onto a mainsail 1 ,' 8lrr
halyard. The fellow next to me, with- ml 1 a'8 ,a, nn,ne! We take
out releasing his grip, turned his head 'vt‘ wunt: 118 our trade, that’s
and stared, but without discerning my ™ m ,wor8° thnR many another,
features. r,le 1uestlon *». «re yer goln’ ter take
"Whar did yer cum frum?" he ? *ha.n“ Wlth U9? U’8 the °«ly
growled, and I ns Instantly recognized , ad plenty ot fun. the best of
Rill Haines. "Been sojerln’, have yer? nU,°.r and prp,,y ^rIs> "Ilh a share In
Well, now, lay to an’ pull.- a,I„^e
Before I could nttempt an answer "‘tjs the name of this bark?”
a tall figure loomed up before us, the hfl ^aniur—out o’ Rotterdam till
same high-pitched voice I had noticed , .!/
previously rolling out sharply: J™0 8 the PnptaInr
“There, that’s enough, men! Now i vn Sanchez.”
make fast. We enn head the old girl <, (Ja Sanchez—not-not ‘Black
out from here In n jiffy, If It really be- .Hr”7 ..
gins to blow. Jose, you stand by at «>, ?a\? ”!m! 80 yer,ve heerd of
the wheel, In case yon're needed; some ,, nck , 8n<’7lie7? We*b we’re sailin'
of the rest ship the capstan bars, and I on® w: ' b*n1, r?lfht, mate, an’
rAinntn non, « „„n h yer ought ter know whut thet means
onr tagging, as the struggling doth
rose and fell In the grip of the sea. T<
him must have come the snrne con-
viction, for suddenly hts high pitched
voice sang out from the poopi
“Stand by, forrard. to lower the star-
board anchor; move lively, men. Every-
thing ready, Haines?”
All clear, sir. Come on the Jump,
’’Then let go smnrtly. Watch that
you don’t get the line fouled. Aloft
theye! Anything In sight, Cavere?”
* rom high up on the fore-top yard,
the answer, blown by tho wind, came
down In broken English:
“Non, m’sleur; I see nottlngs’
I Joined the watch forward. The
number of men on dock was evidence
of a large crew, there being many
more thnn were necessary for the
work to he done. Most of them ap-
peared to be able senmen, and Hnlnes
drove them mercilessly, cursing them
for lubbers, and twice kicking vicious-
ly at n stooping form. Then the great
rope began to slip swiftly through the
hawse hole, and we heard the sharp
splash as the Iron flukes struck the
water, and sank. Almost nt that Bnme
Instant the voice of Cavere rang out
from the masthead:
“A sail, m’sleur—a sail 1”
“Off ze port quarter. I mnke eet to
be ze leetle boat—she Just round ze
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remain near for a cali.”
“What are ye swingin’ the yards
fur, anyhow. LeVere?” asked Haines
insolently. “Just fer exercise?”
"Because I am a sailor, Haines," he
replied angrily. “Anyhow It Is none
of your business; I was left In com-
mand here. Those clouds don’t look
good to me; there is going to be a
blow before morning."
Haines growled something and Le-
Vere wheeled sharply about to go for-
ward. This movement placed him
face to face with me.
“What are you loafing here fer1
Who are you?"
"Joe Gates, sir,” I answered quickly,
mouthing the first name which came
to my lips,
Oates Joe Gates?" peering sav-
agely into my face but unable to dls-
"Him? Oh, Jose an’ me curried him
inter the for’cnssel, nn’ shoved him
- “teJ fl berth ter sleep off his liquor.
Thet wus the last I ever see er hear
0 him fer ’bout six hours, when this
yere feller must a woke up in the for’-
cassel sum crazy. He cum a chargin’
out on deck, whoopin’ like an Indian,
wavin’ n knife in his hand, Intendin’
fer ter raise h-l. Well, It happened
thet the fu’st feller he run up against
wus LeVere, who wus cumin’ forrard
fer sumthin’, an’ fer about a minute
thnr was one h—1 ov a fight. It was
ao dark I couldn’t tell whut did hap-
pen, but It wus fists mostly, till the
mate drove the poor devil, cussin’ like
mad, over agin the rail, an’ then
heaved him out Inter the water ’long-
side I heerd the feller splash when
he struck, but he never let out no
“What did LeVere do?"
"Him? He didn’t do nuthln’. Just
■flared down over the rail a bit nn’
then cum back, rubbln’ his hands.
Never even asked who the feller wus.
Thar ain’t nuthln’ kin skeer that black
“He ain’t got no human In him. It’s
“ wben English sailormen hes got
ter take orders from a d—d nigger
an’ be knocked ’round If they don’t
Jump when he barks. He’s goln’ ter
get a knife in his ribs sum day.”
"Maybe he is; but yer better hold
yer tongue, Tom. Sanchez don’t stand
fer thet talk, an’ he’s back o’ LeVere.
Let’s go In; them gaskets will hold all
right now—cum ’long.”
1 could now perceive now clearly the ,WhSt Are You Loa
character I was destined to assume bn&uish the features. "I ne
when once safely aboard the Namur. of anybody on board by th
Such an assumption would Involve but Wbo ls the fellow, Haines?”
slight danger of discovery, it was as Tbp Englishman gripped me by the
though a miracle had opened the way, sleeve to whirl me about, but as his
revealed to me by the unconscious lips fin8era touched the soaked cloth of my
of these two half-drunken, gossiping Jflcket he burst forth with an oath.
sa ors. The story told fitted my ne- “He’s wet enough to be the same lad
cessltles exactly. Had I planned the J’ou chucked overboard an hour ago.
circumstances myself nothing could 1 beI‘eve he ls. Say, mate, are you
have been better prearranged. No one the &ay buck we hauled aboard drunk,
on board had seen the missing man by Iind dumped into the for’cassel?”
daylight; he was believed to have "l dunno, sir,” I answered dumbly,
U1!°ut a s‘ruS8le- Yet ho one believing It best not to remember too
knew positively that this was so, be- mueh- “I couldn’t even tell yer whut
cause no one cared. The death of the shlP this is, ner how I signed on. Last
sJ.mplybe.enj!taken granted 1 seem ter remember I wus ashore
when LeVere had failed to see his f™m the schooner Caroline; but this
body rise again to the surface. Yet it yere Is a bark."
the reaIm of poss1' Halnes laughed, already convinced
billty for the fellow to come up once of my Identity, and considering It a
more in that darkness, beyond Le- good Joke. Then he proceeded to tell
Vere s range of vision, and even to me all about it.
have remained afloat, buoyed up by LeVere broke in with a savage snarl
clinging to the anchor hawser, until "What’s all that? Do you mean
2S1” re“n‘ »" « Hate, ,h„t tbb I. the same ^
least there was no one aboard the Na- scamp who tried to stick me?"
mur able to deny that this had been | “No doubt of It. But he never knew
“OOO' whnt ho nraa I-------------
■fer a good man."
I hesitated, yet only long enough to
leave the Impression I sought to make
on them both.
“Likely thar ain’t no sailer but what
has heerd o’ him," I said slowly. "It
don't look like thar wus much choice
LeVere appeared amused In his way
which was not a pleasant one.
“Oh, yes, friend, there Is choice
enough. Bill, here, had exactly the
same choice when he first came—hey,
Bill? Remember how you signed on,
after we took you off the Albatross?
This ls how It stands, Gates—either
go forrard quietly yerself, er the both
of us will kick you there. That will be
enough talk. Go on, now.”
It was a curt dismissal, coupled with
a plain threat, easy to understand. I
obeyed the order gladly enough, slink-
ing away Into the black shadows for-
ward, realizing my good fortune, and
seeking some spot where I could be
The crew had disappeared, lying
down no doubt In corners out of the
wind. And this wind was certainly
rising. I wondered that LeVere hung
on so long In his perilous position, al-
though, In spite of the Increased strain,
the anchor still clung firmly. It seemed
to me that no hawser ever made could
long withstand the terrific strain of
The Return of the Boat
The crew hurried over to the port
rail. Beyond doubt most of those
nboard realized that this had been fin
expedition of some Importance, the cul-
mination of their long wait on the
const, part of some scheme of their
chief, In the spoils of which they ex-
pected to share, Moreover this boat
approaching through the darkness was
bringing back their leader, and how-
ever else they might feel townrd him,
the reckless daring, and audacious re-
sourcefulness, of Sanchez meant suc-
I was made to comprehend all this
by the low, muttered utterances of
those crowding near me, spoken in
nearly every language of the world.
Much I could not translate, yet enough
reached my ears to convince me of
the temper of the crew—their feverish
eagerness to be again at sea, under
commnnd of a captain whom they both
hated and feared—a' cruel, cold-blood-
ed monster, yet a genius In crime, and
n natural leader of such men as these.
Black Sanchez! I listened to tbelr
comments, their expectations, with
swiftly beating heart. I alone knew
what tjiat boat was bringing. What
would be the result when the dead
body of their leader came up over the
SHADOWS OF COMING EVENTS
„ FAIRS ^
fl»pt. 3 8, Alias Fnlr. W
Sept, tt-11, Hugo Fair,
Oct. 7-11, Ads Fair,
Sept, ll-ij, pauu Valley Fnlr,
Sept, 10-12, Lawton Fnlr.
Sept. 10-12, Thomas Fair,
Sept. 10-13, Duncan Fair.
Sept. 10-18, Hallett Fair.
5®**- JJ-W. Aiiache Fair.
Sept, 10-20, Elk City Fair.
8opt. 10-13, Ki Reno Fair.
Sept. 11-13, Watonga Fair.
Sept. 11*13, Stlgler Fair.
Sept, 11-13, Madlll Fair.
a tell: Ekkjs*
■s sa sag Kil-
ls: Sa Sag?®* r*lr
Oct. 27-29, Wnukomig Fnlr.
A warehouse near MianH~contalning
containing $8,000 worth of hay was
struck by lightning and burned to the
Boll weevil la reported more numer-
ous and active in the southeastern and
south central portions of the state, in
the weekly crop report Issued by the
With dangers threatening
from every hand, Carlyle faces
« problem. Shall he save him-
self while there it yet time, or
shall he face the danger, kill
and perhaps be killed? Shall he
take the one desperate chance
of aiding the girl who fill* his
thoughts or shall he play the
Willlan Stoney lies in the Plcher
hospital near death as a result of two
gun wounds received in a fight with
John Bankston at Douthat, a mining
camp, over a woman.
Gcorge Llveiy, engineer, was ratally
scalded and Bob Morgan and James
Petty, threshing machine helpers,
were severely injured when the boiler
of the machine exploded near Jet.
The Wieter electric light plant, op-
erated by Garner brothers, has sus-
pended operations. The owners say
that the revenues were insufficient to
make the plant a paying proposition.
Eight of the twenty-eight deaths re-
Ported at Plcher during July were vio-
lent deaths. Three were caused by
drowning and three by electrocution.
The other two were the result of mine
Loafing Here For?”
“I never heard
MUST BE ATTICS SOMEWHERE
Possibly They Differ From Those of
an Earlier Generation, But They
Are Not All Gone.
Satisfied by this reasoning of being
able to pass myself off as the dead
man, I began slowly and cautiously to
drag myself up the taut hawser. I
had chosen a fortunate moment for my
what he was doin'—he wus crazy as a
loon. There’s nuthln’ fer yer ter fuss
over now. Tell us about it, Gates—
the bath must have sobered yer up."
I watched LeVere, but he remained
motionless, a mere shadow^
An eastern newspnper laments the
passing of the attic. The modern
home Is without this historical mu-
seum of the family. And as for the
flat—why, the attic of the flat ls a
miserable little storeroom In the base-
ment. Where the attic once flour-
ished In the old-fashioned mansion
with the clock on the stairs, there ls
now a luxurious suite for the cook, or
for the boys. And the walls have pa-
per with pink roses on It, and there Is
plumbing and all that sort of thing.
Where are the trivial fond records of
the family's long or recent past now
In this section of the country we
take heart of grace. A sale to aid the
cause of woman, suffrage reveals the
outpouring, if not of the old familiar
attic, yet something that must have
taken its place—possibly the larger
and more frequent closet "with a win-
dow In ft.”
The attic may go, but the attic
spirit remains. Somebody In the world
somewhere wants these things. They
come out and are “snapped up." If
there ls no attic In the modern house
there must be something that corre-
sponds to It. Is It a big closet some-
where, or ls there a room at the top
that still gathers the odds aud ends?—
Age of Achievement
Surely then there Is a place for the
middle aged, even for the older work-
er. If most of the eminent men In the
world had actually died at forty, leav-
ing out only a few soldiers and n few
lyric poets like Kents und Shelley, or
even if they had died at fifty or sixty,
the world would be a sorry, barbaric
place, Indeed, For It ls hardly neces-
sary to say that no end of actual com-
pilations have been made of the age
of achievement, and they always hit an
average of fifty. This Is true In both
peace and war. Dr. W. A. N. Dorlund
some years ago studied the careers of
400 of the world’s most eminent men In
every line and found that the average
at which mental activity began was
twenty-four, and that the masterpieces
of work, whether books, battles, poems,
Inventions, discoveries orlZZZ I waf^
tures, came at the average of fifty. 1 SfS .gored
tures, came at the average of fifty,
ranging for various groups from forty-
one to fifty-eight.—Albert W. Atwood
In Saturday Evening Post. ^
Will Wood Is dead as the result of
bullet wounds received from a gun
fired by City Marshal Elmore Sweet
a Haworth. Sweet has been arrested
and is charged with murder. Both
men have families.
Mayor Freeman of Ardmore has
requisitioned the commandant at Jef-
Jerson Barracks, St. Louis. Missouri,
for a car of foodstuffs to be sold at
government prices to Ardmore and
Carter county consumers.
Park E. Salter of Wichita was one
on the heaviest buyers at the sale of
the C. E. Suppes’ Scotch and Scotch
topped cattle. The entire herd, forty-
C0WG “d heifers, netted
?a2,&40, an average of $739.
Charles C. Smith, an attorney of
Guthrie, was appointed by Governor
Robertson to be a member of the
board of regents for the Colored Agri-
cultural and Normal University at
Langston. He succeeds C. H. Camp
bell, who resigned.
The directors of Kendall college
have let a contract for a gymnasium
to cost $100,000. The lower floor will
be occupied by a basketball court and
the second floor will conttain a gym-
nasium and running track. A 60x20-
foot swimming pool is included in the
Val Mullins, former mayor of Ard-
more, Okla., and now a wealthy oil
operator, was arrested at Ft. Worth
following‘a Bhooting affray in which
Robert Burns, a traveling salesman
was wounded. Burns will recover
The charge against Mullins is assault
with intent to murder.
Due to the dynamiting of ereeka
and rivers in that section and killing
of the fish, and also their poisoning
citizens of McCurtain county have
subscribed a fund for the reward for
arrest and conviction of the parties
doing these deeds. The state is cm
operating and offers $100 reward.
J. W. Twist, farmer, residing three
Reason for Chatter.
Gordon chatters so continually that
one day I paid: "Do keep still! Why
do you talk so much all the time?”
"Why, auntie, I’s got to talk so I
won’t forget wliat I finks," he an-
swered at once.—Chicago Tribune.
A new alloy of copper and nickel
as a substitute for German silver ls
Intellect Among Savages.
Again, we will be told that savages
lack Intellectual power. This ls the
most persistent as weir as the egre-
gious delusion of all. There are many
men of Intellectual power among the
savages, men who rank as high men-
tally, perhaps, as Kant or Darwin.
The fallacy upon which a contrary
idea ls based can readily be exploded.
Take the African savage who cannot
count beyond four. He will readily ex-
change four skins for four tin cans.
Give him eight tin cans and take eight
of his skins and he Is bewildered. The
transaction must proceed by fours,
since he cannot count beyond that
number. Here we have no lack of men-
tal power. The savage has no multi-
plication table, no arithmetic at all.
Arithmetic has been handed down
from generation to generation among
the civilized until we forget that It is
not natural. We count mechanical!*
j .---- Korea to
death by an infuriated Holstein bull
TWist was attempting to drive the ani-
mal into a barn when It turned upon
him, running him down. One horn
entered the right side and the other
tore a great hole In the left side just
above the heart.
The third case of the sleeping sick-
ness disease that has been following
in the wake of the influenza has made
Its appearance at Plcher. Mrs. Min-
nan Cruzan has fought a continual de-
sire to sleep for the past two weeks.
She says that she often falls asleep
at home, even while at the table. She
Is easily awakened however. One
small child at Douthat, a mining camp
near there, died of the sickness earlier
In the year.
Fifteen of Muskogee’s leading busi-
ness and professional men are patrol-
ling the streets and alleys of the city
following the unanimous Indorsement
by the businessmen of Mayor J. L
Wisenor to re-organize the police'd*
partment, disrupted by the strike of
the entire force. Fifty-seven men at-
tended themeeting and signed a pledge
| to back the mayor and the new chief
of police, even to the extent of "walk-
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