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Many a girl has too many string.
to her'beau.
Mlrs. Winslow's Sootbing Syrup for Childrev
toeething, sofLenq the gumsi, reduces inflammrn
'4ion, allay pain, cures wind colie, 25a a bottle
Don't mind being laughed at; some
day you may splash mud on the laugh
ers with your touring car.
The man who has been married
fifty years is willing to let his wife
do the boasting about it.
Try Murine Eye Remedy for Red,
Watery Eyes and Granulated Lids. No
I martini-Just Eye Comfort. Murine
ye Salve in Aseptic Tubes New Size
o. Murine Liquid 25c-50c.
Employer-I want a boy who is ab
volutely trustworthy. Do you ever
give business secrets away?
Applicant-Not much, boss! I sells
the Antiseptic powder to shake into your shoes. Re
ileves Corns, Bunions, Ingrowing Nails, Swollen and
sweating feet, Blisters and Callous spots. Sold
overywhere, 26e. Don't accept any substitute. Bam
fle fBER. Address Allen S. l0mated, Le Boy,N.Y.
Indignant Diner-Look here, waiter;
t just found a button in this dish of
roast turkey.
Calm Waiter-Yes, sir; it is part of
the dressing.-Harper's Bazar.
"It is the little things in this world
that cause us the most trouble."
"Not in my business," replied the
thoe clerk; "it's the big things, the
pwners of which want to put into lit
Ile shoes."
At All Hours.
"Professor, what do you consider
the most wonderful thing in the
"The brain of a centipede; it is in
.nitesimally small, yet it has perfect
Sontrol over the creature's entire sys
iem of legs and feet."
Anxiously Waiting.
"I do hope things will take a turn
4ar the better soon. If stocks would
Ouly go up!"
"Why, have you been investing in
itocks, my dear?"
"No, but father has promised that
te would buy me a duke as soon as
A. G. & W. touches 120."
Chinese Educational Puzzle.
It is generally recognized that China
has set to work at the wrong end of
her education problem. . . . China
has begun at the top, has tried to
establish universities without prepar
ing students for them, and all the low
er rungs of the ladder are so badly
constructed that it is almost impos
sielble for the student to mount by
them.-National Review, Shanghai.
Adelaide-Why, Cornelia, your hair
4s all mussed up.
Cornelia-Yes, dear; you-you see,
George stole up and snatched a dozen
kisses before I could scream.
Adelaide-But why don't you step
In front of the mirror and rearrange
(four hair?
Cornelia-GraciousI Why, I wouldn't
fto it for the world. Why, none of the
girls would believe he kissed me.
Feed Your Brain, and It Will Feed
You Money and Fame.
"Ever since boyhood I have been
especially fond of meats, and I am con
vinced I ate too rapidly, and failed to
oasticate my food properly.
* "The result was that I found myself,
Sfew years ago, afflicted with all
ments of the stomach, and kidneys,
which interfered seriously with my
"At last I took the advice of friends
and'began to eat Grape-Nuts instead
of the heavy meats, etc., that had con
stituted my former diet.
"I found that I was at once bene
Sted by the change, that I was soon
relieved from the heartburn and indi.
gestion that used to follow my meals,
that the pains in my back from my
kidney affection had ceased.
"My nerves, which used to be uan
steady, and my brain, which was slow
and lethargic from a heavy diet of
meats and greasy foods, had, not in a
moment, but gradually, and none the
less surely, been restored to normal
"Now every nerve is steady and my
brain and thinking faculties Lre quick
*or and more acute than for years past.
"After my old style breakfasts I used
to suffer during the forenoon from a
teeling of weakness which hindered
me seriously in my work, but since I
began to use Grape-Nuts food I can
work till dinner time with all ease
and comfort." Name given by Poo
turn Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
"There's a reason."
Iead the little book, "The Road to
Wellville," In pkgs.
Ever read the above lettert A mev
Oem appears from time to time. The)
are eautlue, teue, sad full Of hums
A 4
COP~R~ Fl b U I'llW
IGHT I have a word
with you, sir, with
out the cabin?"
Immediately leav
ing my associates, I
followed the . short,
Smuscular, athletic fig
SS ure of the camp doc
£ tor out to the edge of
the forest. "What's
up, Doc?" I asked
"I want the 'elp of a man as 'as
the nerve to do an ugly job before
daylight," he whispered sententiously.
"Murder?" I tried to smile.
"Mayhap!" he quietly replied, to my
"That lets me out, Doc. I'm off
for my bunk."
"No it doesn*t" he hissed, follow
ing my hesitant retreat. "What brings
me 'ere late at night in a storm is
more important to the company and
its hundred and sixty-two hands in
camp, than to you and me. This job's
goin' for-ard tonight, come what may.
And you who are handy with a gun
and I who have no talent for talk
afterward-wels, it's we two for the
perfawmence. I'm dead serious, I am,
and you'll stand by-I'm certain of
that. Come, the tide's just a-turnin'.
We'll have to be movin' with it. Every
moment we're nearer a stampede and
a panic in camp. Get your gun and
sneak to my hut right away. Not a
peep to them gents from Boston, nor
to any one else. We're going for
bear, understan', plain brown bear
That Alaskan night was of the foul
est! A fretful kamook bayed dismal
ly on the opposite shore where Haida
Indians sometimes dwell on their
canoe voyages among the Prince of
Wales Islands. The Coplan Copper
company's smelter cast fitful patterns
of light and shadow upon the freezing
bay. The wild voice of the hills smote
the sea beyond with a hiss and roar.
January was in angry mood in the
wilderness as I kicked the snow from
my boots before the doctor's cabin,
and his hound uttered a long, low
growl within. It seemed but a mo
ment when our pipes were loaded, the
"whuskey" on the rude table beside us,
and the fire roaring in the doctor's lit
tle rusty stove.
Turning suddenly and bringing his
fist to the level of my face, the little
man unpacked himself brusquely:
"Am I correctly informed that
you're leaving camp for the east on
the next boat?"
"That's my intention unless this
storm detains me."
"Well, sir," continued the doctor, as
he placed a foot on the hound's thick
neck and recharged his glass, "I hope
nothing will interfere with your leav
in'; but I can't see the horizon of a
little mess down near the Indian quar
ters behind the mill. You see, I can't
say anything to those timid city direc
tors about it, tearin' of their indis
cretion and a tangle with the health
officer at the port o' entry. Them di
rectors hate me! Now you've appealed
to me as a man of the woods. You've
been about some where a man's got
to be several times a man. This
d-d Indian must be handled
mightily rough tonight. At least we
can't weep over him. He sneaked in
night before last without permission,
and it'll explode any minute."
When the doctor rummaged for two
black shroud-like gowns and careless
ly threw them across the bed, I sus
pected that we were either to lynch
somebody, commit a corpse to the sea
or participate in some ghoulish cere
mony of pagan belief amongst the
9iwash across the bay. Finally I
blurted: "Doe, what are these black
kimonas for? Looks like a hanging."
"It might better be a hangin'," he
retorted, pawing amongst his apothe
cary stores, from which he occasion
ally set aside a package. "It's small
pox! That's what it is-In a camp
of panicky miners ready to bolt on the
first whiff. Smallpox-fourteen-day
stage, and a pest house harboring the
d--d case. Do you understand?
Then with a toss of the head and
one of those sudden turns upon his
auditor which characterized all his in
tense utterances, he growled: "Come
along now, we've got to move that
case out of camp before dawn or, well,
you'll see the company's boat in the
hands of mutinous miners, and its
creditors dividin' its assets in bank
ruptcy, and me a-goin' to the coop for
violatin' the law."
We skulked along the beach as far
as possible from the glare of the
smelter. Black buzzards, sheltering in
a wood pile, chattered raucously.
The doctor whispered: "Our plan,
remember. If the buck shows fight,
do your part; I'll do mine. We'll
avoid a rough-and-tumble as long as
possible. Hear that sea racing past
the inlet! Gad! what a night for
women and children! This bread and
bacon won't be needed, I'm believin'.
Poor brown devils-and yet-Stand by
now, and if you feel yourself cavin',
bite that cigar like a mink trap and
work away. Musn't bungle this!"
We remained for a moment in the
shadow of the silent mill to rehearse
the "job" about to be perpetrated.
The Indian's rudely-curtained hut win
dow gleamed faintly red-a bleared
eye in the dark void. We knocked.
A menacing grunt and a shifting of
moccasined feet within-nothing more
"The doctor, with food and medi
cine. Let me in." We let ourselves
into the hut before the Indian had
arisen from the floor.
The hut reeked with the foul stench
peculiar to the domestic conditions of
nomad Indians in this region.
We lured the Indian outside. Our
return from pestilence to the cold,
sweet air of the Alaskan forest, intox
icated me.
The doctor began menacingly:
"Why didn't you ride out on the morn
ing tide? You said you would last
night. You lied and, damn you, en
dangered the health of the whole
camp. You've got twenty minutes to
paddle oft with your family or get
The Indian replied sullenly as he
moved toward the canoe upon the
beach. "Squaw too sick. Hunt for
meat all day. I go when the water
sleeps-mebbe soonly." He turned de.
fiantly with clenched fists.
"See here, Thlinkit, you've come
into this camp with what miners
would shoot you for. I've given you
two days to clear out at the risk of
infecting our men and wrecking the
mine for three months. I've got
twenty men in the shadow of that
mill ready to pound you Into pulp
when my gun barks. You understan'?
Now, we'll do this quietly or we'll do
it fighting'." Saying which the doctor
drew his pistol while I entered the
hut and seized the Indian's rifle.
A long dory-like canoe was torn
from the thin ice into which it lay
bedded. The brutal duty was under
The squaw, whose disease had ad
vanced to the stage of dessication,
opened herx terrible eyes-eyes sunk
en and deliquescent.
Go six miles down the coast; you'll
find fresh water and game a-plenty.
Set your traps, and wait for the com
pany's launch to pass on her way out.
Paddle out to meet her when you hear
her whistle-tour days hence. If you
attempt to land within this inlet, I'll
sink your boat with a shot. Now,
then, heave off."
Having given his commands, the
doctor joined in some mighty shoving
and cussing to get the boat away;
the Indian's reluctant paddle caught
the water lazily, and the deeply laden
craft of disease and death, and hatred
of the white man, finally pointed her
angular nose toward an unknown and
a doubtful fate. I looked around for
Doc, before setting the hut afire and
burning the last vestige of the case
that had worried him. He was not
ashore. He had vanished like a ghoul
from the Indian's dying fire. I hel
loed softly, and, gazing toward the
disappearing boat-descried his squat
figure with a paddle in the bow!
Was it possible? Yes, there he was
and from there he called to me this
weird adieu: "Good night, old chap.
We've done a d-n fine job; but I'm
going to finish it alone. Send a canoe
after me day after tomorrow, or pick
me up when the Mary Ann puts out to
sea. If I'm infected, I'll hang my
pink shirt high in a fir tree near the
beach, and don't you come within a
hundred feet of me. If I'm all right,
ill get aboard and see you off for
the states. I say-burn the Indian's
hut, sneak to my shack and lay low.
Don't explain anything. Those miners
wouldn't stay in camp a minute, and
the Aealth offlcer'd hang me for not re
portin'. Thanks, old chap, thanks. It
was a dirty job for you."
I heard no more except the woolies
gathering aloft and hitting the distant
sea with a roar. The sturdy little
Doc would "finish the job alone!"
Firing the hut from the inside, I
sneaked through the camp toward the
doctor's shack.
It so happened (as it always hap
pens) that on the day after my grue
some job with Dr. Dickson, one of the
visiting eastern directors had a "tre
menjus case of cramps," as the super
intendent impressively announced.
"Now, where was that good-for-noth.
ing, lying, scheming little Doe? Why,
drunk abed, of course."
So, with this verdict, a collection of
exasperated directors visited Dick
son's shack to rout him out. The door
unlocked, but the doctor was nowhere
in camp. A meeting of the directors
was called which resolved that it was
dangerous to the camp to continue the
employment of a man who was this,
that and the other bad, incompetent,
unfaithful thing. So Doe was dis
charged on the spot, the while an in
vitation was prepared to another phy
sician at Juneau to come and fill the
exalted positidn.
It was an innate sense of respon
sibility which impelled me to steal
away on the third night after Dick
son had gone to sea with his sick
wards. Packing my light kit I bun
dled up what remained and left it
labeled to follow me in the Mary Ann
when the visiting directors returned to
Ketchikan. My note to them did not
create a favorable impression of my
attentiveness to their distressed busi
"Gentlemen: As I may serve you
more by finding Dr. Dickson than by
remaining in camp, I have left some
of my duffle to accompany you on
your voyage to Ketchikan. I am
cruising down the bay to hunt for him
and for-bears. While sailing, please
look for my fire and a freshly-blazed
spruce on your port side. Kindly blow
the launch whistle every two miles
down. I ought to be from six to eight
miles south on the west coast of
Prince of Wales Island."
From the doctor's shack I appro
priated his rifle, a supply of ammuni
tion and such medicines as I thought
he might need; also I took some
Scotch whisky, and brandy, pies and
tobacco, a cot, tent and bedding, a
stove, shotgun and shells, field glass,
disinfectants, and all the provisions I
could induce the cook to hand out.
One of the squaw's babies had died
on the day following their rough voy
age from the mine. "And the other
little varmint," said Dickson softly,
"will pass in his checks presently. The
squaw'll pull through if the buck don't
lay down this week. I'm goin' to
stand by the case a while longer if
you say the boss isn't cussin' of me."
Early the next day we heard the
siren of the Mary Ann. The launch
was sailing down the bay. What I
said to the rubicund and pudgy Doc,
and just what he said to me as he
stood off twenty yards or so with eyes
of greater eloquence than his quaint
tongue had ever known, doesn't mat
ter here and now. Suffice it that I
made my short but tangled way to the
shore alone, stood under Doe's pink
shirt and near the fat new blaze and
waited for the Mary Ann. Her pirate
captain, seeing me waving a small
birch signal-fashion, stopped bhis en
gine and drifted as close as he deemed
prudent. In a few moments the launcb
lifeboat had taken me aboard and to
a cabin load of sleepy directors. They
suddenly perked up with a chorus of
questions concerning "the irresponsi
ble little scamp."
Yes, I had found him in the interior
of the island. He had fallen in with
some Indians, and, well, to be quite
frank, he had asked me if the man
agement and directors missed him,
and if I would convey to them his
apologies for leaving camp without
the usual polite exchange of a good
bye and so forth.
This twaddle exasperated them as I
had intended. Their language of and
concerning little Dickson shall have
to be fumigated before public use can
be made of it.
My violent and obsequious friend,
Captain Furioso, and I were alone in
the wheel house where he kept his
eyes on the company's mail bag. As I
espied the bag a villainous idea seized
upon me.
"Have a smoke, Cap'n?" I offered
the bandit this bit of eastern hos
pitality in my most persuasive
"Cap'n," I began, leaning over his
smelly, little black and tan figure in
a confidential, warm-hearted manner,
"Cap'n, I wrote Dr. Bumpus of Juneau
a letter at the mine which I think I
ought not to send him until I have
seen some one in Seattle. Just let me
open that bag a minute and I'll with
draw it before I forget it in the rush
at Ketchikan."
"Cert," piped the captain, like the
good, brave soul that he is, "here's
the key." Then looking around fierce
ly at nothing, he half whispered:
"Just turn the key in the wheel
house door. Them gents from Massy
chewsitt might butt in afore 'you'
done it."
So, having "done it" in a jiffy, I felt
assured that the temporary custody of
Dr. Bumpus' letter gave me control of
the situation created by my all-too
precipitate friends, the directors.
Just before we sailed from Ketchl
kan I enclosed the Bumpus letter in
one of my own and addressed it back
to the company's manager at the mine.
These letters, therefore, went to the
mine on the Mary Ann's return trip
and were in the manager's hands on
the fourth day following our depar
ture from Ketchikan for Vancouver.
This is what I wrote the manager,
a man preposterously Jealous of his
official prerogative:
"I beg to enclose the letter you ad
dressed to Dr. Bumpus, pursuant to the
direction of your board while I was in
camp. In a fortnight Dd. Dickson will
return and explain the important service
he has been rendering your company.
"Inasmuch as my counsel and advice
concerning your company has been the
object of my examination of its proper
ties and affairs, I suggest that nothing
be said to apprise Dr. Dickson of. the
action of your board, nor of its injustice
to him. I should regard the doctor's
resignation from your staff, at this time,
as a serious calamity.
"Meantime, I am explaining the doc
tor's absence to the directors while they
are on their way to Vancouver."
"Great little runt, that camp doctor
at the mine," I soliloquized, as we
finally debarked from the steamer and
settled into a Pullman bound for Se
"What's that?" came a screeching
and derisive chorus. "He's a little
beast, and it-"
"Now, see here, gentlemen, I've doe.
termined to raise you to the lofty level
of that little cut, between here and
Beattle, or wreck this train In the at.
So I told them of the heroism of
this runt of the wilderness, and heard
their snivels and saw their tears, their
hedging and squirming and justifying
and all that men do whose conduct
should bring regret and-remorse.
A month thereafter I received this
assuring report:
"Ketchlkan, 88. Alaska.
"Dear Mr. Bobs:
"I'm well againfn btu badly pocked. Got
away from the Cape as soon as I dared,
and came here. The squaw pulled
through, but her kiddles died. I envy
them! The buck was almost decent while
I was down. Still, I've a mind to lick
him aplenty when I get strong again.
"Two of the boys went to the mine,
sneaked my things aboard the Mary Ann,
and left my written respects for that
manager. I shall have him also to beat
up when he comes my way. There's a
rumor here that he has been discharged.
"I've heard something of what you did
for me with them entomological gents
from the East. Much obliged. I'm going
to hammer the binacle off the one with
the blue whiskers when he comes to
Alaska again. Keep this quiet, so I'll
have him to look forward to.
"Much obliged for the port wine and
other good things from New York. I'm
going on the staff of the Nellie Mine next
month. A big bunch of the boys at the
Coplan Mine want to go with me, but I
won't do that sort of thing.
"Yours in lodoform,
Eleven days later I received the
following telegram from the jubilant
"Met and mangled the manager to.
day. He's in hospital. I'm in jaIL
All the boys satisfied.
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Many a fellow who falls into a for
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Garfield Tea cures constipation, keeps
the blood pure and tones up the system.
Flattery is simply the nice things
we say about other people.
A Redeeming Feature.
"Maud is a harem-scarum sort, Isn't
"Yes, but her skirt isn't."
Sure Thingl
Hubby (with newspaper)-Well,
well! Another bank gone to smash
and none of the directors knew any
thing about what was going on.
Mrs. Votington-Of course, not! It
wouldn't be so if the directors were
all women.-Boston Transcript.
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National Association for the Study and
Prevention of Tuberculosis it is as
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towns of the United States, besides.
about 100 in Canada, are engaged in
the war against consumption, and that
on April 1st there were nearly 1,500
different agencies at work in the cru
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The new directory lists 421 tuber
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camps; 511 associations and commit
tees for the prevention of tubercul
osis; 842 special dispensaries; 68
open air schools; 98 hospitals for the
insane and penal institutions, making
special provision for their tuberculosis
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of the anti-tuberculosis legislation in
every state and in about 250 cities.
The new directory is sold by the
National Association for the Study
and Prevention of Tuberculosis, 105
East Twenty-second street, New York
city, at cost price, 50 cents postpaid.
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