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TOILERS OP THE COLOMBIA
By Paul De Laney
Author ef "Lord ef the Bcscrf," "Oregon 9Kefcfics,M
end other Pacific Coast Stories
"Dotfn she went!"
"All aboard were lost."
"Bhe made a gallant f gbt."
"Reel Bhe comes to the surface
The foreoKinR exclamations came
from a groHp of fishermen who stood
Hpoa the shores of Baker's bay and
watched a ship battling with, the waves
on the Columbia bar.
The rain fell in lonsr. slanting twist
ing: sheets. ' It appeared as if the heav
ens were a vast waterfall swayed and
tossed by all of the gods of Jury. The
wind howled and moaned like a power
fill monster, making the earth and
everything upon it tremble while it
pursued iUwayas steady as a tide from
Trees lranded thoir boughs to the
ground and writhed and quivered to
tho end of thoir tiniest roots.' Houses
rockod and swayed like a weather vane
upon their foundations. The more
timid of tho men and the women and
children, though accustomed to storms
crouched and trembled with awed ex-
pruRsiors upon their faces as thny lis
tened to tho deafening din wkich was
sweeping the earth.
Tho waters at the broad month 01
tho Colunbia river aroso like wild
steeds as tlioy mot the storm-driven
waven of tho raciflcaud battled with
them for supremacy., The combatting
elements formed liko a mountain range
along the bar, Bhowing, with the rapid
ity of a kaleidoscopic view, peaks
gulches and canyons as tho waters rose
and clinched and then fell am) divided
for another attack.
Nature gave- her picture additional
grandeur by the coloring. The ap
proach of night through such a- storm,
while there was still enough euaaeo
liaht to cast a lurid hase over the scene,
tho minelinst of the blood-red waters of
ths river with the green and white 01
ocean streaked tho whole with a hue
emblematic of contest and death r
Tho tides from tho deep seemed to bo
angered by tho battlo above their heads
and rasa higher and iiiuiier. with a
nowor thai mttdo the rock-bound
shores shake, to crash out tho wild con
test between river and waves. The
spray dashed up even to the timber
belt above- tho beach, creating a log-on
the windows of the high-perched light
house that made tho newly lighted
lamp appear dim, and the whole moun
tain ranee along the coast to the nortli
quivered to its foundation while stay
ing the mighty rush ol the waters iroin
A group of fishermen stood at a point
en the shores of tho bay. They were
drenched to the skin, but thejr did not
mind this. They were more' intent
upon watching an object battliug for.its
life on the bar ot the river, it was
these who had mode the exclamations
given at tho introduction ot this chap
It was tho severest storm for many
years. They had been partially drawn,
practically thrown ashore in. their crude
fishing boats by the receding waters
from the conflict between ocean ana
river. While anxious eyes watabed
them from tho windows of the fishing
ylllago In tho rear, which was- wrapped
in the landstorm, they looked moro
anxiously out to seat Having been
handled so mercilessly by the waters
which had spent their fury and were re
treating from tho battleatthe bar, they
trembled at the fate of an objoct which
they discovered in the center of the rag-
It tossed and leaped and rose and fell
like a wounded and' bewildered animal
pierced by a bullet from, some huntor's
rifle. Now on a peak, which shot up
like a rocket from tho depths below;
bow on the brink of a deep canyon,
formed In the twinkling of an eye; now
ea a narrow ledge pending over a deep
abvss. and then in the depths ol a
gulch, whose watery walls were crash
ing down upon it men it aisappearea
"Down Bhe went I" said one fisher
"All aboard wore lost," said another.
"She made a gallant light," remark:
A a third.
"Seel Bhe comes to the surface
again!" exclaimed the man who had
Tha shin had instantly appeared
again. But It writhed in the roaring
turf lilra ci atricke-n seroeat. It bad
been a fine riggwl sailing vessel, but
aow it was a mere hull with part 01 a
deck and a few stumpi ot masts leu.
It had been the pride of a eoantry and,
ilka a hravA noldler wounded and dis
armed, it was fighting the enemy even
In its dying gasps.
It lunged this way aBd that. One
: it careened oa its side: another
it Btood on its beam; theH it reared up
HFe an animal la desperation, anu witn
the agility of a oat regained its position
v ti 111. 1
on a wild wave ana roae 11 who g-
antvv tlmt nharmed the fsbermaa.
on inat fnr a, r.omeat it anneared
gain as If it bad been discharged from
oae of Neptune's greatest gtws
tloaed on a moro of the deep.
iinMvni'i nliniitad a flsheraiaa.
"She deeervea to live," said another.
I" ahriakod a'thlrd.
The shattered vessel had crowed the
bar and was heading straight for Haad
island. Caught oa the reeedlag waters
he WM dragged werciiwwly toward ker
Tho Btorm grew stronger in its fury.
Ata if angry at the prolonged life of the
dismantled thip, it gathered over the
spot where it was making its last feeble
tight to live. The sheets of rain grew
thicker, the steady wind grew stronger,
tho waves dashed together behind her
and reared high up into the air. Then
they broke apart and those receding
sent the vessel oa more rapidly.- The
spray from the ocean andi the sheets of
rain from the heavens formed a veil
which obscured all for a brief time.
The fishermen stood like statues for
a few moments. Night was closing in.
But for ono brief instant there was a
glimmer from thedopartingdayandtho
men ashore saw the stranded vessel
standing with nose in the sand while
the victorious waves wero pounding
her at a rato that must soon break her
But to render aid to those aboard- the
sinking ship was impossible. No
earthly cralt could live in euch a
sea. Slowly and sadly the tollers of
tlio Colubmia wended thoir way to their
homes in the viilago where they told
the story of tho wreck.
Age asd Infancy Drift Ashore.
With tho closing in of darkness the
storm, abated.. As- if rebuked by- the
deep shades of night it skulked away
like-a subdued trespasser. Only its
rumbling, disappearing footsteps ctuld
be heard in tho distance.
But for the booming of old ocean's
mad waves, who seemed to feel that she
had conquered all within her grasp and
was reaching out her arms for the sky
and rocka to catch all above and about
her, a stillness would baie prevailed
such as only exists in a calm after a
The fishermen began to emerge from
their homes. The. news of the terrible
fate of the ship and her crew had
spread about the village. While there
was none of those hardy fellows who
would dare the white-capped waves.
yet they could not sleep while succor
might bo rendered in some manner.
Beacon lights wore kindled' upotr the
hills along the shore and above the safe
landing places so that if any craft
should havo survived the storm it
might steer f6r the place whro landing
did not mean certain death, though the
Ixujt was hazardous.
"Moro wood!" they shouted, as the
tires began to die down and in every di
rection spectre-like forms wero seen
njoving about like nhadowa among the
big trees that lined the hills near the
Others lined up near tho water's edge
with ropos in hand, and strained their
eyes and ears for a glimpse or a sound
that would direct them to a place
whore humanity's most charitable act
could be bestowed.
But it was a night of work and vigi
lanccv without regard. No an object
was seen, not a. sound heard save that
of the receding waters as they returned
to the deep from which they came.
The sun shot above the horiron the
following morning with a flash. The
ky was as clear aa a crystal. The
waters were-aa smooth on the bay as t
lawn. Only out on the bar did an oc
casional whitecap show its head.
Tiio beach was soon lined with men,
women and children. The smoldering
tires on tho hillsides sent swirling
streams of whito amoko, straight toward
the heavens. Tho great trees above the
beach had straightened thoir boughs
and no evidenco remained of the battlo
with the storm save the broken limbs
and tho high piles of driftwood that
littored tho shore.
On the approach of a newcomer
first glance was cast out over the bay.
It was followed by a cloud of dlsap
pointmont on his or her face. Band
Island had claimed many victims and
another disaster was, to be added to hor
Buried deep into her sands was tho
hull of another vessel. Only a few
eturnpa ot masts remained abovo th
wreck. Strain their eyes as they would
under the shadow of their handa or
throuch their strongest glasses, not a
livins thing could bo discovered on or
about the remains of the veesol which
had made such a gallant fight: the pro
Suddenly a boat shot out from the
shore to tho east. An involuntary hiss
escaped through the lips of the other
.fishermen, It was old Seadog and his
boys. They Lad slept through the
night while others kept the beacon fires
liurnlna. They were not now on a mis
Bion of charity bent. They had gone
for Blunder before.
But old Beadog had other motives in
view. His koen eyes had pierced deep
er into the storm the previous day
He had also been reading the marine
news, besides letters and newspapers
from a foreign land, lie thought he
recognised the vessel's country, by the
vessel Itself and had a motive for being
first aboard should his surmise be true
On they dashed, propelled by the
Bkilled oarsmen, a-rowing lees and less
until like young Jackals they lifted their
boat oa the sands and climbed over in
to the hull of the stranded vessel,
The people began to break away in
small groups. Ther were silent but
old Seadog aad his boya were eon
damned in the miud of many. BUD
they did not know the r Mil, motive that
nrmaantad, thalaml, mmm.
beach' that they might find whether any
evidenee of the' vessel or hor crew baeT
drifted ashore. This, had always bcerr
their custom and small boats and dead
bodies had often been found even' so
soon after great catastrophes.
In a few hours the searchers began
to retnnr to the village empty-handed.
As thoy came each reported in tarn
that nothing had been found. It had
been a sovere Btorm, however, and
everything had probably been dashed
to pieces against the rocks about cape
Disappointment, and the bodies of' the
crew, they thought bad been sent to
the bottom of the sea or were lashed to
tho remnants of the vessel where U
must be dead.
The forward party which followed
the beach toward the ocean, and had
proceeded about a mile was startled by
a noise whilo climbing among the drift
wood In a little cove.
"A wharf rati" exclaimed one
"No, a weasel," said another.
"It is the voico of a human being, ae
sure as you livol" shouted a third,
who was nearer the sound than the
"On then," replied the man who
had first spoken.
The members of the party all rushed
to the place from which the sound em
"Didn't I toll you?" said the maa
who had proclaimed it a- human voice,
when ho reached the place.
"Well, I told you that it was a
small human being, and it is," replied
the man who bad pronounced the cry
as coming from a wharf rat.
it a ujniu mo uiu euuuKu iui jvii
remarked one of the fishcimen.
'Yes, but he is of little use now, he
M.dead," was the reply.
'Not much, seo, bo opens his eyes!"
shouted one of them joyfailyv
A sad picture, yet one that gave
pleasure to the fishermen, presented
itself. A short, stout, old man, with
gray hair and whiskers, lay lashed to
a broken fpar. of a ship. Ho was
probably three score and ten. The
spar lay upon his right leg and he
could not move. Had this not been
the case he could never havo relaeeed
himself fiom the timber, for he was
numb and dazed, more dead than liv
ing and the chords had drawn deep in
to his body. But in the aged man's
clasp, liko that of the dead, he held
close to bis heart a crying infant.
Old Seadog Rejoices.
Long before the old man and' the
child were found, other fishermen had'
launched their ooata and had pulled oat
on the bay.
Somo went to the fishtraps andi oth
ors made straight across to the wreck;.
But old Seadog had prepared to go
aboard the stranded vessel and to hold
it against all comers until he should
carry out his planr. Firearms had
been secreted' in bis small boat before
leaving shore and these were trans
ferred to the wreck.
One of the boyB was left on guard
whilo the old man leading the others
went on a searching tour of the ship.
They soon found that the vessel pos
sessed but little that was of value for it
had discharged its cargo at San Fran
cisco. and bad come to the Columbia
for a return consignment.
But it was not wealth of the kind
that the world considers valuable that
old Seadog was looking for; it was -that
which would remove all cloud from the
title to his own wealth.
It was while thus engaged in raa
sacking the unfortunate vessel that the
advance guard of the fishermen arrived
in their small boats. Old Seadog was
always first appealed to by his sons, be
fore action was taken and the one on
guard called to his father and informed
him of the approach of their neigh
The old man rushed upon deck and
seizing a gun, he presented it and said
"Upon your lives, come no closer,
menl Stop where you are and return
to your boats or I will Bbooti"
"What right have you to tho craft?"
askod the bolder of the party.
"Tho right of salvage men, the right
of salvage! We were first to board. her
after she went aground,." replied the
"Well, we will report you to' ths
law," shouted one of the fishermen as
thoy left the place, some returning to
the viilago and others pulling for their
traps further up the bay.
(To be continued)
Vug Into a "Wolfa Den-
An Oklahoman named Lawaoa had
an unpleasant experience while visiting
his brother-in-law, Mllo Blodgett, who
lives near Adobe Walls la the Texas
panhandle. Lawson went wolf-hunt
Ing alone. Next day his horse was
found saddled, but without a bridle.
Blodgett summoned about thirty neigh
bors and began searching for Lawson
who was located after nearly a day's
hunt Hla foet were sticking from the
top of a wolf don and about three feet
of dirt rested on his body. Lawsoa
was so fastened that he could not eX'
He had dug down la the) welt dea
about five feet on a slant in a manner
something like the entrance- to a' dag
out, then; lay down in- his trench to
reach In after some coyote pups. He
caught one and, threw It out and it Is
supposed that this frightened his horse,
which was tied to a bunch of bear
grass, near the hole.. The horse, making
a lunge, caused the banks te cave, the
dirt falling on the' prostrat body of
the man, covering- his body and head.
The dirt caught him with his arms
stretched out In front so he could not
use them to much advantage, but he
managed to work his hands and shove
the dirt down the hole until his head
was uncovered and: he' oould get air
from the top; He1 lay la this position
from 5 o'clock Thursday afternoon till
10 o'clock Sunday morning. Kansas
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