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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
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"Thero nro twenty men on deck to
cll tho story," replied the captain,
"and the old Catholic priest, to boot,
for ho Btood by me the whole time I
-wan on dock. The men wild that some
accident would happen; and in the
morning watch, on sounding the well,
we found four feet of water. We took
A to tho pumps, but It gained upon r.s,
and we went down, as I have told you.
The mate says that the vessel is well
known It Is called the Flying Dutch
man." Philip made no remarks ut the time,
tut ho was much pleased at .what he
tiail heard. "If," thought he, "the
Phantom Ship of my poor father ap
pears to others ns well bb to me, and
Ihey nro Btiffercrs, my being on board
ft, an make no difference. I do but take
my chance of fnlllng in with her, and
do not risk tho lives of those who sail
In the Bamo vessel with me. Now my
mind Is relieved, and I can prosecute
my search with a quiet conscience."
Tho next day Philip took an oppor
tunity of making the acquaintance of
the Catholic priest, who spoko Dutch
.nnd other languages as well ns he did
Portuguese. Ho was a venerablo old
man, apparently about sixty years of
fc ,agc, with a white flowing beard, mild
in his demeanor, and very pleasant In
When Philip kept his watch that
night, tho old man walked with him,
iand it was then, nfter a long conversa
tion, that Philip confided to him that
'ho was of tho Catholic persuasion.
"Indeed, my son, that is unusual In
"It Is so," replied Philip; "nor is It
known on board not that I am
ashamed of my religion, but I wish to
"You arc prudent, my son. Alas! If
tho reformed religion produces no bet
ter fruit than what I have witnessed In
the East, it is little better than idola
try." "Tell mo, father," said Philip "they
talk of a mysterious vision of a ship
cot manned by mortal men. Did you
"I raw what others saw," replied
tho priest; "and certainly, as far as my
isenscs would enable me to Judge, tho
appearance was most unusual I may
say supernatural; but I had heard of
this Phantom Ship before, and more
over that Its appearance was the pre
cursor of disaster."
Tho Datnvla waited a few days nt
St. Helena, and then continued her
voyage. In six weeks Philip again
found himself at anchor in the Zuydcr
Zee, and having the captain's permis
sion, he Immediately set off for his
own home, taking with him tho old
'Portugueso priest Mnthlas, with whom
me had formed a great Intimacy, and to
vhom ho had offered his protection for
ho time he might wish to remain In
the Low Countries.
Again ho was united to his dear
About three months Inter Amine and
Philip were seated upon tho mossy
'bank which wo have mentioned, and
which had becomo their favorite re
port. Father Mathlas had contracted a
great intlmncy with Father Scysen,
nnd tho two priests were almost as
Inseparable as wero Philip nnd Amine.
Having determined to wait a summons
-previous to Philip's again entering
upon his strange and fearful task, nnd,
happy In the possession of each other,
-tho BUbJect was seldom revived.
Philip, who had, on his return, ex
pressed his wish to tho directors of the
company for Immedlato employment,
Jjiad, since that period, taken no further
steps, nor had any communication
All at once Philip felt something
touch his shoulder, nnd a sudden chill
ran through his frame. In a moment
Tils Ideas reverted to tho probable
cause; ho turned round his head, and,
to his nmnzomont, beheld thu (sup
posed to bo drowned) pilot of tho Tor
Schilling, tho one-eyed Schrlften, who
stood behind him with a lottor In his
iand. Tho sudden appearance of this
tfnnllgnant wretch Induced Philip to
"Merciful Heavens! Is It possible?"
Amino, who had turned her head
round at tho exclamation of Philip,
covered up her face, and burst Into
tears. It wob not fear that caused this
unusual emotion on her part, but tho
conviction that her husband was novor
to bo at rest but In tho gravo,
"Philip Vandordeckon," said Schrlf
ten, "he! ho! I've a letter for you; It
la from tho company."
"I thought," said he, "that you wora
'drowned when tho ship was wrecked
fg.Falso Day. How did you cscapo?"
'How did I escape?" roplled Schrlf
ten. "Allow mo to aBk how did you
"I was thrown up by the waves," ro
olled Philip; "but"
"Uut," interrupted Schrlften, "he!
he! tho waves ought not to have
.hrown mo up."
"And why not, pray? I did not say
tftit." ,-, . '.
"No! but I presume you wlah It had
t'ten so; but, on the contrary, I
escaped in the same way that you did
-BY CAPTAIN MAMYAT.
I was thrown up by the waves; he! he!
but I can't wait here. 1 have done my
"Slop," replied Philip; "answer me
omp question. Do you sail in the same
vessel with nie this time?"
"I'd rather lie excused," replied
Schrlften; "I am not looking for the
Phantom Ship. Mynheer Vnndor
decken;" and with this reply, the lit
tle man turned round and went away
at a rapid pace.
"la not this a summons, Amine?"
said Philip, after a pause, still holding
tho letter In his hand, with the seal
"I will not deny It, dearest Philip.
It Is most surely so; tho hateful mes
senger appears to have risen from the
gmve that he might deliver It. For
give me, Philip; but I was taken by
surprise. I will not again annoy you
with a woman's weakness."
"My poor Amino." rcpjled Philip,
mournfully. "Alas! why did I not per
form my pilgrimage alonn? It was
selfish of me to link you with so much
wretchedness, and Join you with me In
bearing tho fardel of never-ending
anxiety nnd suspense."
"And who should bear It with you.
my dearest Philip, If It Is not the wife
of your bosom? You little know my
heart If you think I shrink from tho
duty. No, Philip, It Is a pleasure, even
in its most acute pangs; for I consider
that I am, by partaking with, relieving
you of a portion of your sorrow, and
I feel proud that I am the wife of one
who has been selected to be so pe
culiarly tried. Hut, dearest, no more of
this. You must read the letter."
Philip did not answer. He broke the
seal, nnd found that the letter In
timntcd to him that he was nppolnted
ns first mntc to tho Vrow ICaterlna, a
vessel which sailed with the next fleet;
and lequestlng he would join as quick
ly as possible, as she would soon bo
ready to receive her cargo. The let
ter, which was from the secretary,
further Informed him that, nfter this
voyage, he might fie certain of having
the command of a vessel as captain,
upon conditions which would be ex
plained when ho called upon the board.
"I thought, Philip, that ?zz had re
quested the command of a vessel for
this voyage," observed Amine, mourn
fully. "I did." replied Philip, "but not hav
ing followed up my application. It ap
pears not to have been attended to. It
lias been my own fnult."
"And now It Is too late."
"Yes, dearest, most assuredly so; but
It matters not; I would as vllllngly,
perhnps rather, sail this voyage as first
"Philip, I may ns well speak now.
That I am disappointed, I must con
fess; I fully expected that you would
have had the command of a vessel, and
yon may remember that I exacted a
promise from you on this very bank
upon which wo now sit. That promise
I shall still exact, and I now tell you
what I had intended to nsk. It was,
my dear Philip, permission to sail with
you. With you I care for nothing. I
can bo happy under every privation or
danger; but to be left nlono for so long,
brooding over my painful thoughts, de
voured by suspense, Impatient, restless
and Incapable of applying to any one
thing that, dear Philip, Is tho height
of misery, and that Is whnt I feel when
you are absent. Recollect, I have your
promise, Philip. As captain you have
tho means of receiving your wife on
hoard. I am bitterly disappointed in
being left this time; do, thercforo, to a
certain degree console mo by promis
ing that I shall sail with you next voy
age, If Heaven permit your return."
"I promlso It, Amine, since you are
so enrncst. I can refuso you nothing;
but I hnve a foreboding that yours and
my hnpplness will bo wrecked for
ever. I am not a visionary, but it does
appear to me that strangely mixed up
an I am, nt once with this world-and
tho next, some little portion of futurity
Is opened to me. I huvo given my
promise, Amine, but from It I would
fain be relensed."
"And If 111 do come, Philip, It Is our
destiny. Who can avert fate?"
"Amine, we are free agents, and to n
certain extent nro permitted to direct
our own destinies."
"Ay, so would Father Scysen fain
hnva mndo mo believe; but what he
Bald In support of his assertion was to
mo Incomprehensible. And yet ho said
that it was part of tho Catholic faith.
It may bo so I am unable to under
stand many other points. I wish your
faith wero made moro simple. As yet
tho good man for good ho really Is
has only led me Into doubt."
"Passing through doubt, you will ar
rive nt conviction, Amine."
"Perhnps so," replied Amino; "but
It appears to me that I am as yet but
on the outset of my Journey. Uut
come, Philip, let us return. You must
go to Amsterdam, nnd 1 will go with
you. After your labors of tho day, at
least until you rail, your Amlno's
smiles must still enliven you. Is It not
"Yes, dearest, I would have proposed
It. I wonder much how Schrlften
could come hero. I did not see his
body, It Is certain; but his escape is to
me miraculous. Why did he not ap
pear when saved? whero could no
have leen? What think you, Amino?"
"What I have long thought, Philip.
He Is n ghoul with an evil eye, permit
ted for Bonie cause to walk the earth
In human form, nnd Is certainly, in
some way, connected with your strnngo
destiny. If It requires anything to
convince me of tho truth of nil that
has passed, 11 Is his appearance tho
wretched Afrit! Oh, that 1 had my
mother's powers but I forget, It dis
pleases you, Philip, that I ever talk of
such things, nnd I am silent."
Philip replied not; nnd, absorbed In
their own medltntlons, they wnlked
back In silence to the cottage. Al
though Philip had mndo up his own
mind, ho Immediately ecnt tho Portu
guese priest (o summon Father Sey
sen. that ho might communicate with
them and take their opinion an to tho
summons he had received. Having
entered Into n fresh detail of the sup
posed death of Schrlften, and his re
appearance na a messenger, ho then left
the two priests to consult together,
and went upstairs to Amine. It waa
more than two hours before Philip waa
called down, nnd Father Seyscn ap
peared to bo In a state of great perplexity.
"My son," said he, "wo are much
perplexed. We had hoped that our
Ideas upon tills strange communica
tion were correct, nnd thnt, nllowln
all that you have obtained from your
mother and have seen yourself to havn
been no deception, still thnt It was the
work of tho Evil One, nnd, If so, our
prayers and masses would havo de
stroyed this power. We advised you
to wait another Bummons, nnd you
have received It. The letter itself Ib
of course nothing, but tho reappear
ance of the bearer of the letter Is tho
question to bo consldeied. Tell mo,
Philip, what Is your opinion on this
point? it Is possible he might havo
been saved why not ns well as your
self?" "I acknowledged tho possibility,
father," replied Philip; "he may havo
been cast on shore nnd hnvo wandered
In another direction. It Is possible, al
though anything but probnblo; but
since you ask mo my opinion, 1 must
say candidly that I consider ho Is no
inrthly messenger; nny, I am sure of
It. That he Is mysteriously connected
with my dostlny Is certain. Hut who
he Is and what ho Is, of couse I can-,
"Then, my-son, we havo come to tho
determination, In this instnnco, not to
advise. You must act now upon your
own responsibility and your own Judg
ment. In what wny soever you may
decide, wo shall not blamo you. Our
pruycrs shall bo that Hcnven may still
havo you In Us holy keeping."
, "My decision, holy father, Is to obey
"Ho It so, my son; something may
occur which may assist to work out
the mystery a mystery which I ac
knowledge to bo beyond my compre
hension, and of too painful a nature
for me to dwell upon."
Philip said no more, for he per
ceived that the priest was not at all In
clined to converse. Father Mnthlas
took this opportunity of thanking
Philip for his hospitality nnd kindness,
and stated his Intention of returning
to Lisbon by the first opportunity that
(To bo continued.)
Stranc Underground Chapel.
Prayer meetings are often hold In tho
underground galleries of Great Brit
ain's colliery districts, but thero Is
probably only one mine where an
npnrtmcnt hns been excavated and set
aside exclusively ns n place of worship.
This strange bnnctunry is to bo found
In the Myndd Newydd Colliery, about
three miles out of tho town of Swan
sea. The underground chapel dates
back for moro thnn half a century, nnd
every morning since Its Inauguration
tho workers in tho colliery hnvo ns
aornbled together In this remarkable
nnd novel edifice to worship Ood. Tho
chapel Is situated closo to the bottom
of tho shaft so that the miners, on de
scending tho pit, can go to worship
beforo they proceed to their various
stations. Tho apartment Is Btrangely
Inciting In ornnmentatlon and adorn
ment. Tho plllnrs nnd tho benma
which support tho roof arc of rough
wood, and a disused coal trolley turned
on end, does duty ns u pulpit. Tho
only light In tho sanctuary Is given
by a Davy safety lamp hung by a
ropo from tho celling. The minora sit
upon rough woodon forms placed
across the chapel from Bide to side, and
tho oldest workman at tho colliery
performs the duties of pastor. Ho
reads n chapter from the Htblc, and
then offers up n prayer, asking God to
bo with tho men In their dally lnbors.
The service genernlly concludes with
some grand old Welsh hymn, sung
heartily by all the worshipers, with
out Instrumental aid. Tho Bible, from
which tho daily portion is read, is kopt
especially for chapel uso, and Is placed
during the day In a covered box fixed
inside tho upturned trolley.
Muanlntr nt t Wedding.
A mountain wedding took place near
Hateavlllo, Va n few dnys ago, when
Mlsa Estello Clcmmons became Mrs.
Beu Luthcrs. About 100 guests wero
present. A rejected suitor of Miss
Cleinmons was among tho guests and
he wore a broad band of crape on his
arm. During the ceremony tho Jilted
man and his sympathizers expressed
their scneo of bereavement by low,
It sometimes happens when a pretty
girl poses before the mirror that sua
believes she can never love another,
GOVERNOR OE GUAM.
POST WHICH CAPTAIN
till Now It.itlc at Ounm Captain
I.earj't Natal Carter Itatra llnrk
rortr Vmri-III l.'iparlaitra In Samoa
Captain Richard P. I.eary, Unltad
States navy, who waR recently appoint
cd by President McKlnley governor of
the Island of Guam, In the l.ndrono
gToup, Is about to start for his Paeill'!
Island post u tho auxiliary cruiser
Guam Is the principal Island of the
l-ndroncs, which wero formerly under
tho gonernl government of the Philip
pines. There Is but one town In all
tho Lndrnnos, San Ignaelo de Agaua,
and thnt Is situated nt Guam. The
population of the I-ndrones only
amounts to about ten thousand souls.
It consists of descendants from the
original Inhabitants, called by the
Spaniards Chammorros; of Tagal set
tlers from the Philippines, and of a
mixed rnce formed by the union of
Spnnlnrds and Chnmmorros.
In 1888 Captain Lenry waa placed In
command of tho Adams at Samoa dur
ing those troublous times, and per
formed a deed there that deserves to
llvo In history.
There wero two foreign warships nt
tho time In Snnionn waters the Adler.
a German vessel, and the Adams, a
small and obsolete man-of-wnr, com
manded by "apt. Leary, then bearing
the rank of commander.
Tho two captains had several Inter
changes of (-curtesy. On one occasion
tho Adler steamed past tho American
ship, nnd nt her foremnst was a native
chief, bound with stout cord to the
masL The German bnlutcd ns ho
passed, but no answer came back from
(ho American ship. Soon the German
came to a standstill nnd a boat was
dispatched to ascertain why the Amer
ican had not answered the salute. Up
on this Capt. Leary sent back to the
Teuton this characteristic reply: "Tho
United States docs not salute vessels
engaged In the slave carrying trade."
Soon nfterward Capt. Leary again
had occasion to pny his respects to the
captain of tho Adler. While the wnr
was raging between Tnmasese nnd Ma
tnafn tho German captain made his
wnr vessel a sort of tow boat for Ta
niaseso's war canoes, and trained his
guns upon vlllnges occupied only by
women and children. Many villages
wero entirely destroyed. Capt. Leary
sent this Just as Incisive rcmonstrnnco
to tho Adler's captain: "Such notion,
especially after the Tnmnsesc party
had been represented ns a strong gov
ernment not needing tho armed sup
port of a foreign power, appears to bo
a violation of tho principals of Inter
national law, us well as a violation
of the generally recognized laws of
Still nnother vigorous protest was
3ent later when tho crew of tho Adlor
fired upon n canoe filled with unarmed
natives. Hut Capt. Leary did more
thnn protest; he performed n gallant
action, which has been but little com
mented upon, nnd which has never re
ceived tho recognition thnt It deserves.
WARRANTED KIND AND
Tin Rector "WelL Mr. Smith, If
On tbe morning of November II, 1S33,
a niea&engor cnino to t'apt. Lenry from
Matnafa with tho Information that the
German warship was, In tho dawn of
tho following day, going to bombard u
stronghold which Mntaafn had estab
llshod on land under American protec
tion. That night Capt. Leary quietly got
team up without attracting the Ger
man's attention, and had his anchor
chains mullled. All hands wero called
to quarters before dawn. At daybroak
tho Adler's anchor came up, and she
made for tho threatened fort. Silently
tho anchors of tho Adnms came up
also, nnd to tho nmnzemeut of the
German tho Yankee craft put after
him with a full head of steam, and
darted In between him and tho shore.
Capt. Leary clenred his ship for ac
tion and the German followed suit.
A shot from either ship would now
hnvo precipitated wnr between the
two nations. When opposlto tho
threatened fort tho German dropped
his anchors, nnd the Yankee did like
wise, taking enro to get between the
Adler nnd tho shore. Capt. Leary
then sent this note to tho German cap
tain: "I have the honor to Inform you that,
having received information Hint Am
erican property In tho Latogo vicinity
of Lnulll, Uitounun and Solo Solo Is
liable to bo Invaded this day, I am
hero for the purpose of protecting tho
Tho crews of the two ships blood at
their guns for hours, but thj Gorman
captain made no attempt to fire upon
the fort. Finally ho sturted on a
erulso down tho coast, but Capt. Lenry
followed him and would not bo shukou
off. The two ships came at length
Into hnrhor again, and the American
had gained his point of preventing
tho Get man fiom firing upon tho fort.
Capt. Leary upheld tho honor of his
country's Hag at a tlino when our gov
ernment Boomed to take but a half
hearted Interest In Samoau uffalrs. Ho
was far from cablo communication, and
on his own responsibility thus bravely
delli'd and held In check a warship far
superior to his own.
Mtu-ituln' Appilllitj; Mrinnrlr..
Tho late Henry Reeve, for many
years leader writer of tho London
Times, was dining one night at a house
whero the other guests Included Ma
caulny and Sydney Smith. Macaulay
whb at the time laying society waste
with his waterspouts of talk. At length,
dinner being over, Sydney Smith,
Reovo nnd a few others went nwny by
themselves nnd Immediately got on tho
overpowering subject of Macaulay. "He
confounds soliloquy and colloquy,"
said Reeve. "He Is a book In breech
es!" Smith declared. "Tho very worst
feature In Mucnulay'H charncter Is his
appalling memory," snld Reeve. "Aye,
Indeed," Bald Sydney Smith; "why, no
could repeat tho whole 'History of the
Virtuous Hluo-Coat Hoy,' In three vol
umes, post 8vo, without a slip." After
a pnusc, as If of consideration, the
witty divine ndded: "Ho should tako
two tablespoonfuls of the waters of
Lctho every morning to correct his re
A Tux on Ilrlnklnir,
A Michigan legislator proposes to
make liquor drlnkcra pny n license of
?R per year for tho privilege of drinking.
coaTenlent to you and to your hu band, we'll sty Thursday." Mra. Sraltk
suit ma, wd eo It'll suit him ho'a werv tame!"
A WHITE WOMAN CHIEF.
Oiip or Two Admitted to Ihe Indian
Mrs. Hnrrlct Maxwell Converse h.u
the distinction of being the only white
woman who Is an Indian chief. Mrs.
Converse holds the position of hon
orary chief of the United Tribes of tho
Six Nations of New York atato, and
with tho exception of Lieut. Gushing
tho Zunl explorer, Is tho only whlto
person ever admitted to the Hecret cir
cle of the Indians. Mm. Couvorse
conies of a family whose sympathies
wero with tho oppressed. Hor grand
father, Guy Maxwell, was adopted by
the redskins In 178-', and her father,
Thomas Maxwell, In 1804. Bho was,
therefore, regnrded as an Inheritance
by the Indians and waa adopted Into
the family of Red Jacket, n Seneca Iro
quois, -1878, und subsequently by tho
nation. She visits the reservation fre
quently, und Is always summoned to
Important ceremonials. In times of
trouble or emergency her advlco car
ries great weight. Sho haa often rep
resented her adopted people in court
und before the legislature. Mrs. Con
verse hns probably tho finest private
collection of Indian relics In the world.
They Include a full set of wampum
belts, which aro now In the possession
of the stuto of Now York, to form a
portion of the Iroquois relics to be de
posited In tho contemplated state mu
seum. Sho has a very rnro and In
teroFlIng "woman'H nomination bolt,"
which, accompanying a nomination,
practically secures an election. Mm.
Converse is an nuthor, poet and his
torian. According to the Into General
Ely S. Parker, who won military bcc
rotary to General Grant during tint
war and u commissioner of Indian
affalts, she Is tho best Informed womin
on the rise und fall of the Iroquois In
dians, their origin, the formation of
their confederacy, nnd Illustrates her
lectures with pieces of prehistoric pot
tery, stone Implements, flint weapons,
bone und copper agricultural Imple
ments und other Indian relics. Hor In
dian name Is Ga-lc-wah-ouh, which
means, "She watches over us."
The Amuitiiptlnti nt Hotentlit.
Canon Maccoll, a distinguished Eng
lish churchman und the friend of Mr.
Gladstone, Is thus quoted In tho Lon
don Times: A friend of tho canon's
onco Bhared tho box-scat with the
driver of a stage-coach In Yorkshlro,
and being the lover of horses, talked
with the coachman about his team.
One horse In particular ho admired.
"Ah," said tho cnachmun, "but that
'oss nln't ns good as ho looks. Ho'tt a
Hclcntllio 'ubb." "A scientific horso!"
exclaimed tho cnnon'B friend. "What
on earth do you mean by that?" "1
meuns," replied tho conchmun, "a 'oat
ns thinks ho knows a great deal mort
nor ho does."
"I wnB sorry to do It," said Mr.
Stormington Haines, "but I was obliged
to tako notice of such gross neglect of
duty. I havo discharged tho property
man." "Ho wns very cnreless," re
marked Mr. Orestes Van Ham. "Ha
forgot tho prompt hook twice." "It's
worse than thnt this time. Ho has al
lowed the company to come away with
out Its road map." Washington Star.
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