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THE TIMKS. NKW BLOOM Fl VAA). l'A.. MAY 31. 1881.
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A Mystery of the Sea.
THE utory wliluh I lirre rclute, Is tliiit
of nu Iiicldpnt in the career of my
neighbor and friend, Caplnln UainntmB
(Jorliam, a veteran mariner who has
just retired on his laurel, after a rough
and ad venturous, lmt on the whole a suc
cessful, career. He Is u man of honor
and of spotless veracity, so far as my
Intimate knowledge of him enables me
to judge, and I have no doubt that the
circumstances as related by himself are
true in every particular.
Oorham, when a young man of seven
and-twenty, these figures represented
lets than half his age, was sailing out
of New York as mate of the packet
ship Endeavor, making voyages to
Liverpool and back. He had beeu three
years In the same employ, and stood
high iu the confidence and esteem of
Ids commander, as well as of the agents
of the company on both sides of the
Atlantic. He felt himself a competent
seaman and nnvlgator, and was eagerly
looking forward for some vacancy to
occur, which wou'd give him promotion
to the command of the ship, and enable
him to marry the maiden of Ills choice.
It was an English girl at Liverpool who
had levied an attachment upon him,
but he determined not to commit mat
rimony, and undertake family cares
upon a mate's pay.
Ou one of tho outward voyages of
the Endeavor, when nearly In the
longitude of the Azores, but a long way
to the northward of the group, u sail
was raised ahead ; and on approaching
her she was made out to be a small bark
lying with her main-top sail aback
under easy sail.
The stranger was, of course, set down
as a whaler manoeuvring in the pursuit
of his regular business, and as the En.
dcavor was carrying a press of canvas
with a leading breeze, Captain Randall
had no idea of stopping to communicate
with her. But on a nearer approach, It
became evident, that, although the
bark was a whaler, her boats were all
gone from the davits. They might, to
be sure, have gone to a considerable
distance in pursuit of whales, but what
was strange there was no lookout-man
even at the bark's masthead, nor could
any person be seen moving either on or
above the deck. The course of the
ship was changed to pass within hailing
distance but no response was received to
the hall. A legion of ravenous sea-birds
rose and took flight as the Endeavor
ran past her stern, and an odor, not like
that of Arabia Felix, was wafted from
under the lee-quarter of the " Bohemia
of New Dedford," lying with a whale
alongside In the fluke-chain. From all
appearances the whale must have been
dead many days. The view of the bark's
deck from the new direction still show
ed no living being in sight.and it became
evident that something was wrong,
some mystery about the deserted whaler
which ought to be investigated. Captain
liandull gave the order to haul in the
studding-suils, and bring the Bhip to the
As soon as she was hove to, my friend
Ciorham was sent with a boat to board
the Bohemia, and make observations.
The result of these was not such as to
explain or throw light upon the mystery
of her abandonment. Everything was
in tolerable order on board, and nothing
indicated that any mutiny or difllculty
had occurred. The log-book was found
written up to noon on the 9th day of
May, though it was now the 0lh of
June, showing that three weeks had
elapsed since the desertion of the ves
sel. From the same source it appeared that
Alfred Deroll was or had been master of
tho Bohemia, and Richard. Clarke llrst
ofllcer. . The last entry of latitude on
the log showed her to have been then
some six degrees south of her present
position, and not far from the Azores,
when the accident, or whatever it might
have been, occurred. She had be'en ever
since lying ou the port-tack,' and gradu
ally working to the northward, and as'
she had met with a succession of moder
ate weather, aud hud, moreover, been
drifting In the Uck of the decaying whale
she had mado a smooth sea of it, and
everything remained safe In Its place
without loss or damage.
Gotham did not stay loug to take
notes, but returned with his report to
his superior olUcer. Here was a wind
fall Indeed 1 The horizon had been
sharply ecauued iu every quarter from
the lofty mast-heads of the packet-ship,
but no sail of any klud could be dis
covered far or near, except the uninhab
ited whaler. It is not every day that
one has the good fortune to pick up a
ship, tight, stanch, and strong, with
neither owners nor crew to lay claim to
A copy of the shipping list which
chauced to be at hand, gave the date of
the sailing of the Bohemia from New
Bedford, her tonnage, the captain and
owner'x names, aud reported her us
having six hundred barrels of sperm
oil in her hold but three mouths back.
No doubt she had added to her ditchings
fclnce that time, and the biirk and her
cargo were probably worth, In round
numbers, nearly forty thousand dollars.
Hucli a prize was not to lie lost, for Oor
ham and his commander were both
shrewd Yankees with an eye to a good
fiit salvage. It waB possible for the En.
denvor to spare her mate and four men,
for a prize crew : and llama tlorham,
who felt a host himself, was confident
that he could take the Bohemia Into an
American port even with a very small
crew. The season of the year was favor
able, and he could keep her Under mod
Not many minutes were spent in prep
aration, for It was only necessary to pass
the personal eflects of five men into the
boat. The Bohemia was In good condl
Hon, with plenty of stores, and water,
onboard; and within half an hour,
(iorham had assumed his first command,
aud was cutting away the loathsome
carryws of the whale from alongside,
while the Endeavor had spread all her
kites, and was speeding away on her
course toward the British Channel.
Uorliam's instructions from Captain
Randall, were to make the best of his
way back to New York, and then give
up the property to the agents or the
packet line, leaving the matter of ad
justment In ' their hands. As soon,
therefore, as the Incumbrance of the
whale was cleared away, and the
main top-sail was filled and the courses
set; keeping close on a wind, and
heading nearly up to her course for the
home-port. The topgallant-sails were
suffered to remain furled, but Oorham
did not propose, Bhort-hauded as he was
to cany sail like a full-manned ship.
But the Bohemia proved a rapid sailer,
and the weather continued favorable.
Everything went on regularly and ship
shape, and repeated trials at the pumps
showed the bark to bo perfectly tight.
Of course the new crew talked much
about the mystery that surrounded the
disappearances of the old one, and en
deavored to account for it by a variety
of theories, more or less absurd. As
before related, there was not the least evi
dence of mutiny or trouble on board,
nothing denoting that the ship had
been abandoned by reason of panic; all
around bad the appearance of the crew
having left on some temporary business
intending to return very soon. All the
boats were gone, except one new one
which was on the skids over the quarter-deck,
where whalers usually carry
their spare boats. Of course they might
have gone in chase of more whales,
after securing one alongside, and this
seemed a natural explanation, supposing
they had lost the ruu of their ship by
darkness or otherwise; but who had
ever heard of all hands leaving a ship
at sea, even a whaler,to take care of her
self without auy ship-keeper? The
case certainly had some strange features
about it, and (iorham and his men,
after discussing it, at length were oblig
ed to dismiss the subject ill an unsatis
A week later, the Bohemia, having
made a good stretch to the southward
aud westward, was crossing ono of the
favorite whaling-grounds of the North
Atlantic, and a whaling-brig was seen to
windward with her boats down, and
muklng vurious maneuvers. But, as
all this was none of Oorham's business,
and he had no need to communicate
with the brig, he kept steadily ou his
course. The brig's boats apparently did
not succeed in overtaking the whale,
and, having abandoned the chase, were
lying with their oars a peak, when the
Jlohemia passed along under their lee,
within a mile. One of the boats there
were only two of them suddenly head
ed off under the full impulse of both
oars and sail, pulling directly athwart
the bark's track as if (let-irons to head
her off and speak to her.
Oorham had no objections to exchang
ing a few passing words with auy broth
er seaman, if he could do so without
deviating from his voyage; but was
quite unprepared for the angry shouts
and frantic gesticulations of the man
at the steering oar of the whale-boat.
His peremptory orders to " Heave to !'
were enforced by a volley of oaths aud
threats, received only with a contempt
" What's the matter with you, man?"
he asked. "And who are you, any
how ? What brig is that to the wind
ward?" He caught the answer " Draco, of
Provincetown !" from the boatsteerer. in
the head of the boat, but the first speak
er continued to shout like a madman.
" Who are you, I'd like to know?
My name is Deroll, master of that ship,
and I told you to heave to ! How came
you aboard of iier, any way ? "
" Picked her up adrift," was the cool
A fusilade of curses was sent after the
bark, but the boat was now dropping
luto her wake, aud was soon left out of
hearing. The oars were again mauued,
and she pulled up to meet tho Draco,
which was coming to take up her boats.
The brig hovered about the bark's
weather-quarter, keeping the same
course with her; aud duriug the night
thts wind entirely died a way, so that
both vessels were becalmed the nHXt
morning within two miles of each other.
Hoon after sun rise a boat was seen ap
proaching the Bohemia, and Captain
Deroll, though flushed and tremulous
from excitement, restrained himself
and kept a civil tongue, until he naj
alongside the bark.
Oorhuui handed him the man-ropes,
and received him with proper courtesy
as he came In on decks. He glared furi
ously about him, but seemed struck
dumb,for a moment, with astonishment
at seeing naught but strange faces.
" Where's all my crew ?" he thunder
ed at last. And who are you that pre
tends to be In charge of my ship ? Do
you know who I am V My name Is
Deroll, and I am master of this bark
the Bohemia. You understand, sir y I
take charge of her now, from this mo
nient." The usurper did not seem at all over
whelmed with awe at thin, as the speak
er had seemed to expect lie would. He
felt that possession was nine points in
the law, and had no Idea of loosening
his grip upon the handsome pile of salvage-money
" Not so fast," he said quietly. ' You
say that you are Captain Alfred Deroll,
master of this ship. Any man might
come on board aud make the same
claim ; however I am quite willing to
take your word that you are' Captain
Deroll, and that you were, until recent
ly, the commander of this vessel; but
you oreoot so now, sir. The Bohemia
is, in a certain way a prize to tiie packet-ship
Endeavor of New York, of
which I am first officer, and I am here
as prize-master, taking my Instructions
only from Captain Randall of that
" But where's all my men ? And ray
mate aud second mate? And where
are you bound with the ship? And
what's to become of me with my voy
age all broken up ?" he demanded, fol
lowing one question up with another in
"My dear sir," said Oorham, "I
know no more about your officers and
crew than you know yourself, for I
know not yet how you left the ship, or
how you came to be In the Draco. As
to where I am bound, as soon as theie
is a breeze I shall go on my way toward
New York, where I am ordered. I am
truly sorry that your voyage is broken
up, but you are a sailor, and know that
such things belong to the fortunes of
the sea. I shall be happy to offer you a
passage home in the ship ; as to your
personal traps, they are all safe, and at
But it was very hard to persuade the
unfortunate captain to talk or act ration
ally on any subject. He insisted that
he had a right to take charge of his own
bhip wherever he found her; declared
his intention to call for help from his
friend Captain Nlckerson of the Draco,
to take her by force, if necessary ; vow
ed that the bark should not go home,
for he could take her back to Fayal, and
ship more men, If he could not find his
own, and, in short, he conducted him
self like one demented by bis troubles.
. His boatsteerer, the same who had
given the name of the brig the day be
fore, now beckoned him aside, and seem
ed to be remonstrating with him to
bring him to reason. A third man was
called into conference, and appeared to
take sides with the boatsteerer. But the
captain was quite unable to see bow
anybody could depose him from the
command of his own ship, and seemed
not only angry now, but hurt in his
feelings at the idea of his own men de
serting his cause, and yielding his ves
sel aud cargo to a gang of usurpers
without a struggle for her. Indeed,
could he have mustered a few men, he
would surely have made an attempt to
re-take the Bohemia by force ; but Barna
Oorham and his four ship-mates were
prepared to meet auy such movement,
aud would have proved themselves
worthy foemen even against great
But another boat was seen approach
ing; and soon Captain Nickersou, of
the Draco, answered Oorham's hail,
giving his name ; and, as the boat shot
alongside, obeyed the request to leave
his crew in the boat until some friendly
understanding could be arrived at. As
soon as he stepped on board himself,
and offered his hand, Oorham was sat
isfied that he had a common-sense man
to deal with. A few words were suffi
cient to make him comprehend the
whole situation, and he laughed at the
idea of any one questioning Oorham's
title to the command which he held.
Concluded next week.
Objections to Lady Physicians.
AST. LOUIS doctor factory recently
turned out a dozen female doctors,
and here are u few reasons why we ob
ject to them :
A man, if there was nothing the mat
ter with him, might call iu a female
doctor, but if he was sick, the last thing
he would have around him would be u
female doctor. And why? Because,
wheu a man has a female fumbling
around him he wauts to feel well. He
don't want to lie bilious or feveriHh, with
his mouth tasting like cheese, and hi
eyes bloodshot, when the female is look- .
Ing him over and taking account of
Of course these female doctors are all
young and good-looking, and if oue of
them came Into a sick room where a
man was in bed, and lie had chills, and
was as cold as a wedge, and she should
sit up close to the side of the bed aud
take hold of his hand, his pulse would
run up to a hundred and fifty, and she
would prescribe for a fevef when he had
chilblains. Oh, you can't fool us on
female doctors. A man who has been
sick, and had male doctors, knows just
how queer he would feel to have a
female doctor come tripping in and
throw her fur-lined cloak over a chair,
take off her hat and gloves and throw
them on a lounge, and come up to the
bed with a pair of marine blue eyes,
with a twinkle In the corner, and look
him in the wild, changabie eyes, and
ask him to run out his tongue. Suppose
he knew his tongue was coated so it
looked like a yellow Turkish towel, do
you suppose he would want to run out
over five or six Inches of the lower part
of It, and let that female doctor put her
finger on it to see how fur it was ? Not
much. He would put that tongue up
into Lis cheek, and wouldn't let her see
It for twenty-flvc cents admission. We
have all seen doctors put their hands
under the bed clothes and feel of a man's .
feet to see if they were cold. If a female
doctor should do that it would give a'
man cramps in the legs. A male doctor
can. put his hand on a man's stomach,
and liver and lungs, and ask him If he
feels any pain there, but if a female
doctor should do the same thing It would
make a man sick, and he would want to
get up and kick himself for employing a
female doctor. Oh, there is no use talk
ing about it ; it would kill a man.
Now, suppose a man has heart disease, '
and a female doctor should want to
listen to the beating of his heart. She
would lay her left ear on his left breast,
so her eyes and rosebud mouth would be
looking right in his face, and her wavy
hair would be scattered all around there
getting tangled in the buttons of his
night shirt. Don't you suppose his
heart would get in about twenty extra
beats to the minute? You bet I And
she would smile we will bet ten dollars
she would smile and show her pearly
teeth, and the ripo lips would be work
ing as though she were counting the
beats, and he would think she was try
ing to whisper to him, and . Well,
what would he be doing all this time ?
If he was not dead yet, which would be
a wonder, his left baud would brush the
haif away from her temple and kind of
stay there to keep the hair away, and
his right hand would get sort of nervous
and move around to the' back of her
bead, aud when she had counted the
beats a few minutes and was raising her
head he would draw the head up to him
and kiss her once for luck, if he was as
bilious as a Jersey swamp angeland
have her charge it in the bill. And
then a reaction would set in, and he
would be as weak as a cat, and she
would have to fan him and rub his head
till he got over being nervous, and then
make out his prescription after he got
asleep. No; all of a man's symptoms
change when a female doctor is practic
ing on him, and she would kill him
dead. Ain't these objections enough 'I
While it is true that no one can es
cape temptation entirely, there is no
doubt that he can largely modify its in
fluence. The temptation which inhere
in a man's moral make-up, he cannot
wholly run away from, how much so
ever he may desire is because the evil is
in him, as disease is in tainted blood.
But he can largely modify bis action
lessen its virulence. One way to do
this is to keep himself from sight and
surroundings which inflame his passion,
and sharpen his appetites. If his temp
tation is it the direction of stimulents,
then let him avoid the bight and smell
of liquor, and the companionship of
those who drink. So, whatever his .
weakness, let him keep beyond the
reach of what ever can penetrate him
at that point. The Indian method of
fighting is an excellent one in spiritual
w arfare. The soldier of Christ should
keep under cover as much as he can.
A good deal of dodging is allowable ir
the contest with Satan. " Discretion i
the better part of valor," at times, and
and it is better to beat a masterly retreat
than to be captured bodily. A man who
is morally weak at any point, and who,
nevertheless, persistently exposes that
point to attack, commits the gravest of
How to Get Sick.
Expose yourself day and night, eat
too much without exercise; work too
hard without rest; doctor all the time;
take all the vile nostrums advertised;
aud then you will want to know
How to Get Well.
Which is answered in thiee words
Take Hop Bitters ! See other column.
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