The McCook tribune. (McCook, Neb.) 1886-1936, June 23, 1899, Image 7
The interesting fact Is revealed that uM.paper moncy doesn't serve in the imilpplnes. it is "demonetized" tliere , not by business conditions , but by the native ants , that eat it up. El inst 8Uch ° PP ° sltton the effort vrhlch has been made to Introduce our currency in the way of paying the sol diers must perforce be abandoned. Nothing but gold and silver coin can be sent there. Mr . TiVlnilow's Bootlilnff Byrnp. For children teething , * often the corni , reduces Inr flatnmaUon , olloyi pain , cure * wind colic. 25cabottla Torn carpets arc always ready to trip the light fantastic too. FOP Ensy Ironing 050 " Faultless Starch. " No sticking , blis tering or breaking. It leaves a beautiful finish and does not injure the most delicate fabrics. All grocers soil it , loc a package. I No man who has never been tempted Is sure of his honesty. Are Yon Cains Allen's Foot-KaieT It is the only cure for Swollen , Smarting , Burning , Sweating Feet , Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease , a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores , 25c. Sample sent FREE. Ad dress , Allen S. Olmsted , LeRoy , N. Y. The soap of the queen's household costs nearly 500 a year. General Manager Underwood of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad has 1s- sued an order that holders of trip passes , desiring to stop off at any sta tion , will be allowed to do so. Con ductors will note on the back of passes the name of the station in ink or in delible pencil , and this endorsement will be honored for passage by con ductors of succeeding trains. Bad luck causes a man to take i mental inventory of his friends. Poor clothes cannot make you look old. Even pale gl cheeks won't do it. Your household cares may be heavy and disappoint ments may be deep , but they cannot make you look old. old.One One thing docs it and never fails , e ky. It is impossible to look young with the color of seventy years in your hair. * . permanently postpones the tell-tale signs of age. Used according to directions it gradually brings back the ' color of youth. At fifty your hair may look as it did at fifteen. It thickens the hair also ; stops it from falling out ; and cleanses the scalp from dandruff. Shall we send you our book on the Hair and its Diseases/ The Baaf Advlca FFBO * II you do not obtain all the bnno > fits you erpectod from the use or the Vigor , write th8 doctor about It. Probably there Is some difficulty with your peneral system whlca maybe easily removed. Address 1JB. J. C. AVER , Lowell , JIa s. WHEAT "Nothing but \vheat ; what you might call a sea of wheat. " Is what was said by a lecturer speaking of Western Can ada. For particulars as to routes , rail way fares , etc. , apply to Superintendent of Immigration , Department Interior Ot " * tawa , Canada , or to W. V. Bennett SOI > New York Life Building. Omaha. Neb. > t Whiskers Dyett A Natural Black by Buckingham's Dye. Price 50 cents of all druggists or K. P. Hall & Co. . Nashua. X. H. CATHARTIC i Bet Your Pension DOUBLE QUICK Write CAPT. O'FARRELL. Pension Agent. ,425 New York Avenue. WASHINGTON. D. C. mruoinUC Spanish and Civil Wore. Sol- 1EHSIOBS dfers. Sailors , WidowsChlldren , . No lee untos success and Mothers. ; - Fathers BTu. GKLSTOS CO. , Altorafji , W Ungt t D. C. JOEINW.IttOKRIS , AVnsUIngton , D.C OR The Flying Dutchman. -BY CAPTAIN MARRYAT. CHAPTER XXV. ( Continued. ) Although Philip had said little to Schriften since the separation from Amine , It was very evident to him and to Krantz that all the pilot's former bitter feelings had returned. His chuckle , his sarcasms , his "He ! he ! " were incessant ; and his eye was now as maliciously directed to Philip as it was when they first met. It was evi dent that Amine alone had for the time conquered his disposition ; and that with her disappearance had van ished all the good-will of Schriften to ward her husband. For this Philip cared little ; he had a much more seri ous weight on his heart the loss of his dear Amine ; and he felt reckless and indifferent concerning anything else. else.The The breeze now freshened , and they expected that in two hours they would run on the beach , but they were dis appointed ; the step of the mast gave way from the force of the wind , and the sail fell upon the raft. This oc casioned great delay ; and before they could repair the mischief the wind again subsided , and they were left about a mile from the beach. Tired and worn out with his feelings , Philip at last fell asleep by the side of Krantz leaving Schriften at the helm. He slept soundly he dreamed of Amine he thought she was under a grove of cocoanuts , in a sweet sleep ; that he stood by and watched her. and that she smiled in her sleep , and mur mured "Philip , " when suddenly he was awakened by some unusual movement. Half dreaming still , he thought that Schriften , the pilot , had in his sleep been attempting to gain his relic , had passed the chain over his head , and was removing quietly from underneath his neck any portion of the chain , which , in his reclining posture , he lay upon. Startled at the idea , he threw up his hand to seize the arm of the wretch , and found that he had really seized hold of Schriften , who was kneeling by him , and in possession of the chain and relic. The struggle was short , the relic was recovered , -and the pilot lay at the mercy of Philip , who held him down with his knee on his chest. Philip replaced the relic on his bosom , and , excited to madness , rose from the body of the now breathless Schriften , caught it in his arms , and hurled it into the sea. "Man or devil ! I care not which , " exclaimed Philip , breathless , "escape now , if you can ! " The struggle had already roused up Krantz and others , but not in time to prevent Philip from wreaking his ven geance upon Schriften. In a few words he told Krantz what had passed ; as for the men , they cared not ; they laid their heads down again , and , satisfied that their money was safe , inquired no further. Philip watched to see if Schriften would rise up again , and try to regain the raft ; but he did not make his ap pearance above water , and Philip felt satisfied. CHAPTER XXVI. A few hours after he had thrown the pilot into the sea they gained the shore so long looked at with anxiety and suspense. The spars of the raft , jerked by the running swell , undulat ed and rubbed against each other , as tney rose and fell to the waves break ing on the beach. The breeze was fresh , but the surf "was trifling , and the landing was without difficulty. Krantz supported Philip to the beach , and led him to the shade ; but after a minute he rose , and running down to the nearest point , looked anxiously for the position of the raft which held Amine , which was now far , far away. Krantz had followed , aware that , now the first paroxysms were past , there was no fear of Philip's throwing away his life. "Gone , gone forever ; " exclaimed Philip , pressing his hands to the balls of his eyes. "Not so , Philip , the same Provi dence which has preserved us will cer tainly assist her. It is impossible that she can perish among so many Islands , many of which are inhabited ; and a woman will be certain of .kind treatment. " "If I could only think so , " replied Philip. He and Krantz collected the carpen ter's tools , and best arms , and all the ammunition , as the possession of the latter would give them an advantage in case of necessity ; they then drag ged on shore the sail and some small spars , all of which they carried up tea a clump of cocoanut trees , about a hun dred yards from the beach. In half an hour they had erected an humble tent , and put into it what they had brought with them , with the ex ception of the major portion of the a'mmunition , which , as soon as he was screened by the tent , Krantz buried in a heap of dry sand behind it. The next day Philip and Krantz had many serious consultations as to the means which should be taken for quit ting the Island , and going in search of Amine ; for although Krantz thought the latter part of Philip's proposal use less , he did not venture to say so. To quit this island was necessary ; and provided they gained one of those which were inhabited it was all that they could expect As for Amine , he considered that she was dead before this , either having been washed off the raft , or that her body was lying on it exposed to the decomposing heat of a torrid sun. To cheer Philip , he expressed himself otherwise ; and whenever they talked about leaving the Island , it was not to save their own lives , but invariably to search after Philip's lost wife. The plan which they proposed and acted upon was to construct a light raft , the center to be composed of three water casks , sawed In half , in a row behind each other , firmly fixed by cross-pieces to two long spars on each side. This , under sail , would move quickly through the water , and be manageable so as to enable them to steer a course. The outside spars had been selected and hauled on shore , and the work was already in progress ; but they were left alone in their work , for the seamen appeared to have no idea at present of quitting the island. Restored by food and repose , they were now not content with the money which they had they were anxious for more. A portion of. each party's wealth had been dug up , and they now gambl ed all day with pebbles , which they had collected on the beach , and with which they had invented a game. An other evil had crept among them ; they had cut steps in the largest cocoanut trees and with the activity of seamen had mounted them , and by tapping the top of the trees , and fixing empty co coanut shells underneath , had ob tained the liquor which in its first fermentation is termed toddy , and is afterward distilled into arrack. But as toddy it Is quite sufficient to intox icate , and every day the scenes of violence and intoxication , accompa nied with oaths and execrations , be came more and more dreadful. The losers tore their hair , and rushed like madmen upon those who had gained their dollars ; but Krantz had fortu nately thrown their weapons into the sea , and those he had saved , as well as the ammunition , he had secreted. Blows and bloodshed , therefore , continual , but loss of life there vfis none , as the contending parties were separated by the others , who were anx ious that the play should not be in terrupted. Such had been the state of affairs for now nearly a fortnight , while the work of the raft had slowly proceeded. Some of the men had lost their all , and had , by the general con sent of those who had won their wealth , been banished to a certain dis tance that they might not pilfer from them. These walked gloomily round the island or on the beach , seeking some instrument by which they might avenge themselves and obtain repos session of their money. Krantz and Philip had proposed to these men to they had sullenly refused. The ax was now never parted with by Krantz. He cut down what co coanut trees they required for sub join them and leave the island , but sistence , and prevented the men from notching more trees to procure the means of inebriation. On the sixteenth day all the money had passed into the hands of three men , who had been more fortunate than the rest. The losers were now by far the more nu merous party , and the consequence was that the next morning these three men were found lying strangled on the beach ; the money had been redivided , and the gambling had recommenced with more vigor than ever. "How can this end ? " exclaimed Philip to Krantz , as he looked upon the blackened countenances of the murdered men. "In the death of all , " replied Krantz. "We cannot prevent it. It is a judgment. " The raft was now ready ; the sand had been dug from beneath it , so as to allow the water to flow in and float it , and it was now made fast to a stake , and riding on the peaceful wa ters. A large store of cocoanuts , old and young , had been procured and put on board of her , and it was the intention of Philip and Krantz to have quitted the island the next day. Unfortunately , one of the men , when bathing , had perceived the arms lying in the shallow water. He had dived down and procured a cutlass ; others had followed his example , and all had armed themselves. This induced Philip and Krantz to sleep on board the raft and keep watch ; and that night , as the play was going on , a heavy lessen on one side ended in a general fray. The combat was furious , for all were more or less excited by intoxication. The result was melancholy , for only three were left alive. Philip , with Krantz , watched the issue ; every man who fell wounded was put to the sword , and the three left , who had been fighting on the same side , rested panting on their weapons. After a pause two of them communicated with each other , and the result was an at tack upon the third man , who fell dead beneath their blows. "Merciful Father ! are these Thy creatures ? " exclaimed Philip. "No , " replied Krantz , "they wor shiped the devil as Mammon. Do you imagine that those two , who could now divide more wealth than they could spend if they return to their country , will consent to a division ? Never they must have all yes , all ! " Krantz had hardly expressed his opinion , when one of the men , tak ing advantage of the other turning round a moment from him , passed his sword through his back. The man fell with a groan , and the sword was again passed through his body. "Said I not so ? But the treacherous villain shall not reap his reward , con tinued Krantz , leveling the musket which he held in his hand , and shoot ing him dead. The following morning they hoisted their sail and quitted the island. Need it be said in what direction they steer ed ? As may be well imagined , in that quarter where they had last seen the raft with the isolated Amine. CHAPTER XXVII. The raft was found to answer well , and although her progress through the water was not very rapid , she obeyed the helm and was under command. Both Philip and Krantz were very careful in taking such marks and ob servations of the island as should en able them , if necessary , to find it again. With the current to assist them they now proceeded rapidly to the southward , in order that they might examine a large Island which lay in that direction. Their object , after seeking for Amine , was to find out the direction of Ternate , the king of which they knew to be a variance with the Portuguese , who had a fort and factory at Tidroe , not very far distant from it ; and from thence to obtain a passage in one of the Chinese junks , which , on their way to Ban tam , called at that island. Toward evening they had neared the large island , and they soon ran down it close to the beach. Philip's eyes wandered in every direction to ascer tain the presence of A mine's raft , but he could perceive nothing of the kind , nor did he see any inhabitants. That they might not pass the object of their search during the night , they ran their raft ashore. In a small cove where the waters were quite smooth , and remained there until the next morning , when they again made sail and prosecuted their voyage. They sailed all day and when night came put up their bark for safety in a cove they came across. Before morning a strong breeze , right on shore , had sprung up , and the surf became so high as to endanger the raft ; to continue their course was impossible ; they could only haul up their raft , to prevent its being dashed to pieces by the -force of the waves as the seas broke on the shore. Philip's thoughts were , as usual , upon Amine ; and as he watched the tossing waters , as the sunbeams lightened up their crests , he exclaimed , "Ocean , hast thou my Amine ? If so , give up thy dead ! What is that ? " continued he , pointing to a speck on the horizon. "The sail of a small craft of some description or another , " replied Krantz ; "and apparently coming down before the wind to shelter herself in the very nook we have selected. " "You are right ; it is the sail of a vessel one of those peroquas which skim over these seas ; how she rises on the swell ! She is full of men appar ently. " The peroqua rapidly approached , and was soon close to the beach ; the sail was lowered , and she was backed in through the surf. "Resistance is useless should they prove enemies , " observed Philip. "We shall soon know our fate. " The people in the peroqua took no notice of them until the craft had been hauled up and secured ; three of them then advanced toward Philip and Krantz. with spears in their hands , but evidently with no hostile inten tions. One addressed them in Portu guese , asking them who they were. ( To be continued. ) MAKING STEEL PENS. A Short Description of an Interesting Frocess Briefly described , steel pens are made as follows : First , the steel is rolled into big sheets and then cut into strips about three inches in width. The strips are heated to a bright red and are then allowed to cool gradually , which anneals them. They are next rolled to the necessary thinness , and are cut into blank flat pens , and the pens , while flat , are usually stamped with the brand or the name of the manufacturer. To shape the pens is the next process. The rounding makes them hold the ink and distribute it more gradually and evenly than could be done if they were flat. To harden them they are heated to a cherry ie.1. and then suddenly cooled. This not only hardens them , but makes them clastic. The polishing , slitting , point ing and finishing come next , and ther. they are ready for use. The little holes in the pens at the end of the slits serve to make them more elastic and to facilitate the flow of the ink. It is said that more steel is now used in the manufacture of pens than in that of swords. It is even claimed that the metal annually used in their manufac ture weighs more than all the metal used in the manufacture of war im plements. If this be true , much force Is added to the time-honored saying , that "the pen is mightier than the sword. " False Teeth of Paper. Dentists in Germany are using false teeth made of paper , instead of porce lain or mineral composition. These pa per teeth are said to be very satisfac tory , as they do not break or chip , are not sensitive to heat or cold or to the action of the moisture of the mouth , and are very cheap. For Sleeplessness. An exceedingly nervous person , who cannot sleep , may often be quieted and put to sleep by being rubbed with a towel wrung out of hot salted water. Frequently a change from a warm bed to a cool one will tend to quiet a ner vous person and make him drowsy. "r.ottliiff Down the Prlcer. . " In Omaha they can't say those words without adding "at llayden Bros. " This big store has made that motto a household word there , and their free catalogues have carried it to nearly every state in the union. Every freight train out of Omaha carries big ship ments from them to hundreds of ciia- tomers. They sell in any quantity , great or small. Their customers get the benefit of largest spot cash buying and greatest assortments. Haydcn Bros , are feeling elated over this ana- son's mail order business and are look ing forward to visits from thousands of their customers during the Greater America Exposition. Captain Frederick Watkins Is still on the wrecked steamship Paris , which he commanded and refuses to leave the vessel. He is stricken with grief at the disaster , and among his friends there is an evident fear that ( he mental strain has proved too much for him. him."A "A < ; < nuliu Leader. " A leader is put forward to attract one's attention ; It is not to make money with , except indirectly , as it may bring those who otherwise would not come. We have bought a very large order of fine navy blue serge that we guarantee to be strictly fast color. We have made it up into enough suits to supply our fourteen retail stores , a regular $12 or $15 suit , and we have decided to put this splendid value before the public for § 8 a suit , any size.BROWNING BROWNING , KING & CO. , Omaha , Neb. Ex-Speaker Reed writes home that he is enjoying his European tour as he never enjoyed a vacation since his school days. Selling Inventions. All inventors having inventions for sale should write to Sues & Co. , Pat ent Lawyers , Bee Building , Omaha , Neb. , for their free pamphlet on Pat ent Property , which sets forth the best methods of selling patents. Stupid persons are seldom dissatis fied wth themselves. Go to your grocer to-day and get a 150. package of It takes the place of cof fee at \ the cost. Made from pure grains it is nourishing and health * fill. Insist that jour grocer gives you GRAIN-O. Accept no imitation. - - " to [ LETTER TO UBS. riNxiiAU NO. 76,244 ] "One year ago lust Juno three doc tors gave me up to die , and us I had at different times used your Vegetable Compound with good results , I had too much faith in il to die until I had tried it again. I was apparently an invalid , was confined to my bed for ten weeks. ( I believe my trouble was ulccration of womb ) . > "After talcing1 four bottles of the Compound and using1 some of the Liv r Pills and Sanative Wash , at the end of two months I hud. ( jrcatly improved and weighed 155 pounds , when I never before weighed over 138. Lydia E. Finlcliam's Vegetable Compound is the best medicine lever used , and I recom mend it to all my friends. " Miss. ANNA EVA GUXTCK , UIOGINSVILLK , l.Io. Itlrs. Uarnhart Enjoys Life Once More. "DEAn Mas. PIXKUAJI I had been eick ever since my marriage , seven years ago ; have given birth to four children , and had tv.-o miscarriages. 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To this Store to make it your stopping point your start ing point your meeting point yonr trading point have your mail come in our care check your parcels here make your home here I while at the Exposition. Our object is to make it an object to you to visit us. We want your friendship and your trade most of you trade with us now and \ve went the rest of you to trade here. We believe we can get it if you will come and look at our stock our establishment our way of doing business. . . . Why Not Send for Our Catalogue . . . "A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BAR GAIN. " MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES AT Women Ladies' Columbia Bevel-Gear Chainiess , LADIES1 COLUMBIA CHAIH , MODEL 51. MODEL 46. 1898 Price SI25. Reduced to 1898 Price S75- Reduced to S60.0Q. These machines are Columbias of the highest grade throughout and Lear the Columbia guarantee. They are not shop-worn wheels carried over from last year , but are of 1S09 manufacture. Compare them part for part with other bicycles and j-ou will find good reasons for the admitted superiority of Columbia quality. The stock of these models is limited. If there Is no agent la your locality , -write to ns dlrict. POPE MFC , CO. , Hartford , Gonn.