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TOILERS or the COLUMBIA
JL By Pa"' DeLaney JL
. Author of "Lord of the Desert," "Oregon Sketches." 1 ? "i
and other Pacific Coast Stories V0
"Sankala. WilJ You Become My Wife?"
It was the second morning after the
double luneral. The fishermen gener
ally were downcast. It is true that the
trouble regarding the fisheries had been
settled, but the property rights of the
northside industry had assumed the
form of a wilderness of legal entangle
ment. Bv his deathbed confession Seadog
had Dlaced the ownership of the fisher-
ies largely in Sankala, and the town
nit nnnn whinh t.h hnmPB wpre built
nractieallv belonired to Dan LaDham.
The Readnoa wpr exnented to fiuht for
a share in these and a long drawn out
couree of litigations was expected, witn
possibly the closing of the cannery and
the suspension of fishing until the mat-
ter should be settled.
Where mpn nra onlv adanted to one
calling thfiv become mere childien
when thrown out of the single rut into
which they have drifted.
Barring the legal complications
which had arisen from Seadog's death,
however, the fishermen had cause to
rejoice. The man had always been a
tyrant. He had borne down upon
them with a merciless hand. Under
no change of masters could they expect
anything but better conditions.
The men who had been wounded in
the encounter between the two factions
of fishermen were all recovered, the fish
were increasing daily and the shortage
in the run in other waters had raised
the market. To lift the gloom which
hung over the village, only required a
settlement of the legal complications
and a permission for the men to return
to their work.
Old Bumbo, the lawyer, was the only
stumbling block in the way. He ad
vised that Sankala close down the traps
and turn every Seadog living out into
the world empty-handed. He would
have had Dan Lapham enforce his title
to the townsite and become a landlord
as merciless as those painted in fiction.
Bumbo had lived from hand to mouth
Dy petty litigation for years, had en
, dured the insults of the toilers who
had no respect for the man who made
his scanty living by his wits, and be
tween him and the Seadogs there was
an antipiathj ' bitter, as a Southern f ued
Bumbo would have revolutionized
things in the northside fishing in
But Sankala was as broad minded
and magnanimous as she was brave,
She sent for Captain Budlong. She
- knew that he would be able to wield an
influence over the Seadogs. She had
first laid hei plans before Dan Lapham,
who approved them in every detail.
The two requested a conference with
v the Seadogs and asked Captain Budlong
; to join tnem
The meeting took place at Bumbo's
office. The lawyer was gruff and vin
dictive. But the young girl epoke so
kindly and so intelligently that all
present felt a disposition to come to
"I do not beiieve in going to law if
it can be avoided," said Sankala. "Find
ing myself possessed of the right to so
much property is a great surprise to
me. . I sometimes feel that I ought not
to bother with it, but poor Ringwold
has sunered so much and worked so
long to obtain it for me that I feel that
it would be an injustice to his memory
not to assert my rights in a measure.
"While it would appear from the
confession of the late Mr. Seadog that
the bulk of the pioperty could be won
out through the courts, I am opposed
to taking this course. I am witling to
a division which should be satisfactory
to all persons interested. Dan Mr.
Lapham, expresses himself in the same
spirit with me.
"That is correct," said the young
"Old Bumbo was indignant. He
walked the floor like a caged animal.
He took Sankala aside and remonstrat
ed, but it was all without avail.
lhe eeadogs were completely sur
prised. After the terrible confession
of the elder member of the family they
felt that all was lost. . They expected
no money fiom the representative of
the outraged Saarela and under San
kala's charitable views of the matter
they immediately melted into a friend
liness that was surprising for a Seadog
Even tLe humiliated Hazel looked
kindly upon the girl hero of the late
conflict between the fishermen.
The fact that Seadog had made good
use of his ill-gotten gains and that hi
manner of handling them had resulted
to the best interests of the rightful
heirs, led Captain .Budlong to suggest
that an equal division be made of the
fiBhing properties and other interests
between the Seadogs and . Sankala, and
that a like settlement be made
' Dan as to the town Bite property
Sankala and Dan consented to this
without hesitation, and the Seadogs
considered it a settlement much to their
It now only required the formality of
the courts to transfer titles to property
and legalize the acts of Sankala and
Dan, who were under age, consummat
ing the agreement and old Bumbo was
ordered to prepare the papers
The Seadogs had returned to their
home contented. Captain Budlong had
joinei Sankala and Dan in the - parlor
of the village hotel where Sankala had
been staying since Bingwold's death,
Dan Lapham rose to his feet and
walked to where Sankala waa Bitting,
I He looked down into her face and said:
'Now, Sanakla, that it is all over,
may I here in the presence of Captain
Budlong, ask yoq to become my wife?
Dan, Dan, replied the girl in a
tone of slight reproof, "let us be sensi
ble. I have been talking with Captain
Budlong about matters, and he is will
ing to consider a business proposition."
Upon this statement made by San
kala, Dan Lapham cast glances at hit
military friend not of as kindly a
nature as of yore
"You are young, Dan," continued
bankaia. bo am I. lhe captain 18
also young but of age and has had ex-
perience in the world. I feel like
trusting him. Why not you and I se-
cuie an education before either ot us
thinks of marrying. Captain' Budlong
can be made our guardian and will look
alter our interests while we are m
school. Be sensible, Dan. th;s is the
Sankala's word was law with Dan
and Dan was sensible.
Captain Budlong returned with his
command to state headquarters and
made a full report. They were . duly
commended for their services and mus
Fishing was amicably resumed at
the mouth of the Columbia. Captain
budlong assumed the role of guardian
and business manager for Sankala
Saarela and Dan Lapham. The fishing
village was again prosperous and San
kala and Dan each entered a city acad
emy at the beginning of the fall term.
After Twenty Years.
A steamboat was gliding down the
Columbia. It was crowded with pas
sengers, gaily dressed in summer attire.
Children were running about the
deck playing and shouting. A band
dispersed music in the large dining
room. Lovers were talking silly, . just
as they always do on steamboats. Men
were playing cards and drawing at
their cigars in the smoking room.
Local passengers were pointing out the
important landmarks along the river
and relating the history of the same to
tourists from the East.
It was just twenty years after the
war between the southside and north'
side fishermen at the mouth of the
river. Time had wrought its great
changes here as at other points in the
great Pacific Northwest. Popular sum
mer resorts had been built up on the
beach of the ocean on the south and
north sides of the river. Great crowds
flocked to these points every year. The
rivalry of the olden times still existed.
It was not over the fishing industry
now for that waa established through
the process of hatcheries aided by the
two states, and had become one of the
stable institutions of the country.
The people now claimed supremacy
in advancement and superiority of sum.
mer resorts. "Seaside" on the south
claimed it was the best on the coast.
Long Beach" on the north claimed it
was the "Long Beach" of the Pacific
The boat was steaming for the north
side resort. It was the pride of its
owners and the idol of its crew. It cut
the water like a knife and rode the
waves with the stateliness of a queen.
In beautiful golden letters it bore
the name "Sankala."
The boat had just rounded the upper
point of Sand island. A middle aged
man and woman were seated side by
side on the upper deck locking out on
the water. They were casuajly con
versing about the different landmarks
along the islaed and north shore.
Do you remember that place?" in
quired the man as the boat glided by
the ruins of an old fish trap
'Yes," replied the woman, "that
was about where I was when the south-
sidera shot me."
"You are right,". replied the man.
'We were off here to the left when I
seized his gun. It was too late to save
you from the wound, but you know it
is a hobby of mine to .claim that I sav-
ed your life.
The couple went on discussing mat
ters familiarly as the boat steamed
across the river to the noith shore.
Do you see that man and woman
inquired a citizen to a tourist whom he
had met on the boat. "Well, they
have a ... history in this portion of the
world. This boat is named for the
woman. Her maiden name was San
kala Saarela. Her present name is
Lapham. That is her husband sitting
by her side, lhey own large proper
ties on the beach but make their home
in the city. They" have a summer
home on the beach and come down
every year. This is their first trip this
That town over there, together with
the waterwoiks and electric light plant
belongs to them. Ihey also own the
beach railroad. There is a small com
pany of them. But they are immensely
.wealthy. Lapham is the president of
the company and a fellow by the name
of Budlong is the secretary
"Mrs. Lapham was washed -ashore
from a wreck at this very point when a
small baby. - ihe story is very- ro
mantic. An old man was also saved
from the wreck. It turned out that he
waa bringing the child's mother and
father here from Russia to ' recover a
fortune irom a rich man by the name
of Seadog who then owned this ' place
Jhe mother and father were -drowned
on tnat sana lsiana out mere ana the
old man reared the child.
'A wai arose between the north side
and south side fishermen when the girl
was nearly twenty yeais old and she
being famliar with the river life took
part with the northsidera and during
the excitemnet, when a boat load of
soldiers had arrived and treacherous
pilot had jumped overboard in a storm,
seized the wheel and took the soldiers
to the rescue of her friends, and though
she was wounded while guiding the
boat did not make it known until after
the riot had been quelled. v
"As a remarkable coincidence old
man Seadog was wounded in the game
fight and died from the effects of his
wound, but not until he had
titution of the property coming to the
"It was a case of a girl making a
woman of herself and also making a
man of a common fisherman. When
the girl came into her property she
compelled her suitor, her present hus
band, to wait until she could obtain
an education and to also obtain one
himself before she would marry him."
The boat at this juncture blew its
whistle for the landing. The woman
who had been the subject of the pas
senger's story called to a handsome lad
in his early teens, and paid :
Coire, Ringwold, my son. and be
ready to go ashore."
As tho boat swung around against the
wharf a man and his wife were theie to
'Dear Hazel is as pretty as ever,"
said Mrs. Lapham.
And Budlong still retains his sol-
dieily bearing," replied her husband."
A LIVELY LITTLE BEAR.
Always Happy and Good-Natured When
Having His Own Way.
One evening the stage driver set
down on my lawn a wooden box, from
which proceeded curious noises. "Uh!
Uh! ph! Wow! Wow! Scratch,
scratch, scratch! Wow! Uh-h-h-h-h!"
These were a few of the sounds which
were pouring out of the' cracks In the
box, and as we went up to investigate
we saw a large card, on which was
written: "Please water me and give
me something to eat, but do not give
me fruit or sweets, as it makes me
sick. I like milk. I am for Ernest
Harold Baynes, The Haven Cottage,
Newport, N. H." . T-s was all very
interesting so far as it went, but no
clew to the contents of the box, so
with a hammer and chisel I pried off
the cover, and out popped the little
black head of a baby bear.
"Oh, the little dear" cried a lady
who was present, at the same ' time
springing forward and catching up the
cub in her arms.
"The little dear," however,, had been
penned up for more than forty-eight
hours, and moreover he was literally
as hungry as a bear and in no humor
for being petted. So he promptly bit
the lady, tore a long rent in her dress
with his hind paws, and she quickly
dropped him, having learned one of
the most important rules in the study
of animals: "Never take liberties with
any creature until you know "some
thing of its habits." This rule applies
in the case of skunks. A bowl of
crackers and milk met with his in
stant approval, and without waiting
for it to- be set before him, he stood
up on his hind legs, seized the rim
of the basin with his paws and hoist
ed himself Into it Then it was set
on the ground, whereupon he lay
down, threw his fore paws around it,
and fairly buried his little face in the
Except when he is hungry "Jimmy'
is not cross; he simply wants to have
his own way, and then he is as happy
and good-natured as can be. But
having his own way means getting
into all sorts of mischief, and while
his antics are often very amusing, they
are sometimes very embarrassing. He
is particularly fond of ladies and girls,
and he seldom sees one without run
ning up to her and clasping her about
the skirts with his fore paws and bit-
ing at her in a playful manner. If
she happens to be nervous, and runs
away, "Jimmy" is after her at his
best pace, and never fails to catch
her unless she takes refuge inside the
house. Woman's Home Companion.
. A Queer Marriage Ceremony.
Among the Kherrias of India the
marriage ceremony is very funny,
Taking a small portion of the hair of
the bride and groom in turn from the
center of the forehead, the priest
draws It down on to the bridge of the
nose. Then, pouring oil on the head,
he watches it carefully as it trickles
down the portion of hair. If the oil
runs straight on , to the tip of their
nose their future will be fortunate,
but if it spreads over the forehead or
trickles off on either side of the nose,
bad luck is sure to follow. Their for
tunes told, generally to their own sat
isfaction, the essential and irrevocable
part of the ceremony takes place.
Standing up side by side, but with
faces strictly averted, the bride and
groom mark each other's forehead
with with "slndur" (vennillion).
The Changeable Man.
"Mr. Vane says he won't see you,"
said thajgentleman's clerk; ... ...
"When did you ask him?" inquired
"Why, only a minute ago, of course."
"Well, ask him again, won't you. He
I may have changed his mind since
then." PhiladelDhla Press. .
Hoir It Happened.
Washington, Sr. What, you young
rascal, do you mean to stand up there
and say that you cut that cherry tree?
Washington, Jr Yes, dad. I didn't
mean to tell the truth, but you didn't
give me time to hatch out a suitable
The happiness and misery of men de-
iwnil tin mi temner than fnrtmta
A Combination Building.
Here Is a plan for a combined corn
s"11"11 ana wagon sneu as given
V. -. 1 . .
ui uie umo t anner, it is oxu sua
10 feet high to eaves, and has a tight
floor, which is reached by means of a
movable platform, D. The building Is
set up on short wooden posts, B, stand
ing on j' flat stone, O, and a galvan
ized iron pan inverted over the top, A.
This makes it rat and mouse proof, if
the platform D Is pulled away from
the building: when not in use. The
plan is shown in the second picture.
The grain bins are arranged with slld-
COMBINATION FARM BTTO.DIWO.
ing boards in front, same as In any
granary. The attic can be used for
storing tools or anything else desired.
In that case there should be a win
dow in each gable end. The center or
driving floor makes a good wagon and
buggy shed. The platform D can be
made stationary by covering the lower
part of the door, and the door sill, with
sheet -iron and extending the sheet
iron strip out toward corner of build
ing a foot or so on each side. Such
an approach can be provided at each
end, so that the team can be driven
through the building. Instead of posts
and inverted pans, it is cheaper to set
the building on 8-inch sewer pipe 2
feet long. Bats and mice can't climb
the glazed pipe.
Hogs for Next Season.
Hardly two men will agree in all re
spects as to what constitutes the best
sow for breeding purposes, although
the most successful hog raisers are
coming around to the belief that the
medium animal gives the best returns,
so that the old idea that the brood
sow should be of large size is being
abandoned. Size determined on, then
other characteristics should be sought.
If the sow has had one litter It Is easy
to know if she is fitted to continue the
work. If she was not a good mother,
if she did not have the proper amount
of milk (provided she wag properly
fed) then she will not prove a profit
able mother for other, seasons. When
the sow Is bred for the first time, then
one Is taking some chances, - but It
ought not to be hard, after the first
year, to get together a fine lot of sows
simply by remembering how they act
ed in previous years.
Home-Made Plank Drag.
I have a home-made plank leveler
and clod crusher which I think an im
provement upon those made by over
lapping planks, writes a correspond
ent of the Rural New Yorker. It does
exceedingly good work, leveling so a
field may be made as even as a floor.
Mine is about eight feet wide and six
EFFECTIVE PLAKK DBAS.
feet long. I have tried to show how It
is made In the cut. Two planks are
set on edge, and a series of planks
notched into their lower edges, sloping
backward at an angle of about 45 de
grees. I have tried to present a view
of one plank on edge, showing how the
cross planks are inserted. I make
the forward cross planks shorter than
those In rear, as it leaves smoother
work made thus. Board may be nail
ed on top to stand upon when It Is de
sired to do extra heavy scraping.
Lea-res Fed to Cattle,
The use of leaves for cattle fodder
Is seriously urged by a French writer.
who declares that the idea Is an old
one, such food having been fed to cat
tle In ancient times. The Roman farm
ers, he' says, used to feed green leaves
during eight months of the year, and
also In winter when fodder was scarce.
they soaked dry leaves in water to
often them before feeding to the, cat-
GRAIN j WINS. I I
j CORN CRIB
tie. The abundance of fodder In this
country is not likely to force farmers
to any such expedient, and dairy farm
ers have a well-founded suspicion that
the flavor of milk is affected when
cattle browse on various kinds of foli
Prices for Horses Are High.
All the large horse markets report
high prices this year. The demand was
never better In all parts of the coun
try, particularly for the best animals.
Some very fine drafters have sold for
as much as $500 to $Owl in the Chicago
market. These, of course, are excep
tional prices, and have certainly been
very remunerative to the growers.
In the financial depression that fol
lowed 1893 values dropped to so low a
figure that breeders restricted their
operations to such an extent that
breeding stock went away down below
the numbers kept in previous years. In
fact in some localities that were more
or less distinguished for their Indus
try, it went almost entirely out of ex
istence. Fortunately with the revival ol
prices a marked revival is manifesting
itself in breeding. Of course, there is
a possibility that breeding may be over-
done, but the probability that such will
be the case is not very strong. The
depletion of this class of horses has
been so great that unless depression
should come and should be severe
those who are rearing draft horses
may expect to find a good market foi
them providing they have been proper
ly reared. .
Wherein the Silo Pays.
To permit the corn to stand In the
field and be frost-bitten is to render it
practically useless and valueless, but
with the silo it Is possible not only to
save It but to have for the animals a
food supply that is extremely valuable.
If one has a silo and the kernels on
the corn ears have begun to harden
the crop is ready for the silo, ears and
stalks. There are so many kinds of
silos that are valuable that it is not
possible to describe the best one nor
the methods employed In filling one.
The better way is to visit a silo near
one and see how the structure is built
and how the work is done and follow
along the lines of success. Next thing
to a silo is the plan of cutting the corn
stover or shredding it so that the ani
mals can get all there Is to get of the
nourishing part of the corn.
Grain Led by Cotton.
The exports of grain and flour from
the United States for the ten months
ending October were less than one-half
in value of those of the corresponding
period in 1903 or 1902, and only one
third as much as those of the corre
sponding period of 1901 or 1899. Yet
the total volume of exports for the ten
months was $60,000,000 greater than
for the same period of last year, indi
cating that the shortage of grain prod
ucts was more than offset in other
ways. Manufactured goods seem to
have made up the bulk of " increase,
the gain being over $50,000,000 as com
pared with last year. Shipments of
raw cotton also show a gain of $22,
000,000, suggesting that fer the time,
at least, cotton, rather than wheat, is
king of the agricultural export trade.
Any person who wilfully enters
without the consent of the owner or
occupant, any orchard, fruit garden,
vineyard, or ground whereon is culti
vated any fruit, with Intent to take.
injure or destroy anything there grow
ing or grown; or cuts down, destroys
or injures any snruD, tree or vine
growing within and on such orchard,
garden, vineyard, or upon any such
ground, 'or any building, frame or erec
tion thereon, Is punishable by Impris
onment not exceeding six months, or
a fine not exceeding $250, or both.
Green's Fruit Grower.
The legal fence should be of wire
with a rail at the top so as not to ob
struct snow, or to be affected by
winds. The neighborhood could get
along without any fences ' if suitable
laws were passed. The coming age
will know no farm fences. If the
farmers could lay by all they spend on
fences they would get rich. Farm
fences and common pastures will both
die a natural death soon. Both belong
to a pioneer period which we have out
No success , can be achieved
poultry without cleanliness!
It's a poor plan to wash eggs for
keeping. Don't do it, unless eggs are
to be used right away.
Whatever you do, unless you fatten
for market, dont give an exclusive
corn diet, and better not even then.
For sweeping the hen houses, perch
es, etc., wnat Dexter ao you want than
an old broom which the good woman
has cast aside as too much worn?
In poultry feeding there are innu-
merable ways that may lead to suc
cess. In . fact, the combinations of
foodstuffs that can be made are al
most without limit But when mixing
feeds, mix common sense with the
Barns, outbuildings, back porches,
etc, are poor places for poultry. Have
the poultry house or houses, even on
farms, In a sheltered place at some
distance from house or barns, or so lo
cated that the hens will not be liable
to make a nuisance of themselves.
To cure the chick upon whose
throat gape worms have got a firm
foothold, various methods of treat
ment are recommended. One Is to re
move the worms by means of a small
feather, stripped to near the point,
then dipped in turpentine and sweet,
oil, and inserted carefully into ths
windpipe, twisting it and finally re
moving it again together with the gape
worms that were loosened from the
windpipe in the process.
A Little Lesson
Thomas MacDonough, the hero of
the battle of Lake Champlain, won ' .
his first laurels in the service of his
country In active
duty In connection
with the Tripoli
tan war of 1804,
when he was one
of the adventur
ous sailors In the
affair with Deca-
tur and Law
rence, who en
gaged in the burn
ing of the Phila
T. MAC DONOUQH.
delphia in the harbor. It was for his
valiant service in the discharge of his
duty in the Mediterranean that Mac
Donough was Intrusted with the de
fenses of Lake Champlain in the war
The British force on the lake out
numbered the American both in guns
and vessels. On the 11th of August,
1814, In the battle off Plattsburg, Mac
Donough distinguished himself not
only for his success of command, but
also for personal bravery In the face
of overwhelming odds.
In the battle off Cumberland Head
his vessel, the Saratoga, met and de
feated an English vessel, of double her
tonnage and number of guns. Most
men would have believed that without
a single gun on one side engaged, a
fourth of his men cut down, and the
ship already a wreck, enough injury
had been done to make submission in
evitable. But MacDonough found a
means to secure a victory in the des
perate condition of his own ship.
The result of MacDonough's valor
was the clearing of this lake region of
the British forces, which did much to
end the war. With Perry and Decatur
and Porter, MacDonough is deserving
of all the honor that a grateful country
can render to her loyal sons.
AMERICANS IN MEXICO.
Capital and Special Training Required
of Them There. '
To the young man whose eyes are
turning toward Mexico as a country
presenting great opportunities for ac
quiring wealth without capital or spe
cial training, the Information embodied
in a recent report of our consul at
Mexico City should be timely and val
Much that is in this consular report
has been said before, but it will bear,
frequent reiteration, because of the
singular tendencies of Americans to re
gard Mexico as a promising land for
the pioneer. The type of pioneer who
opened up the Western country for
settlement Is likely to fail in Mexico,
for the reason that the country is al
ready fairly well settled, and devel
opment of its resources calls for capi
tal and special technical training.
The consular report warns Ameri
cans of the dangers and losses attend
ing -an indiscriminate emigration, such
as blazed the way for civilization In
our Western country. There is room
only for men with capital or technical
knowledge, or both. If one Is not pos
sessed of expert technical knowledge
or ability in the industries that flour
ish in Mexico, one must be able to se
cure the services of men who are thus
equipped. Capital will not extract
wealth from the natural resources of
Mexico unless it can command the
services of .the trained mining engi
neer, the trained architect, the trained
veterinarian, the skilled agriculturist.
In addition to technical skill, or the
ability to employ it, the report urges
a speaking knowledge of the Spanish
language, without which the chances
of success, It declares, are exceedingly
The report warns young men against
taking any stock in the stories about
the "easy-going methods of Mexico."
The strain of the climate and the tus
sle with the elements severely tax the
energy and strengtn. n or tne man oi
great physical energy, who knows how
to take care of himself, and who pos
sesses capital or technical ability, '
there are great opportunities for mak
ing money In Mexico. Opportunity. .
A Family of Clergymen.
The Clare family of Abbottstown,
Adams county, probably holds the rec
ord in Pennsylvania for the largest
number of ; clergymen in one family.
At the meeting of the West Pennsyl
vania Lutheran synod Martin L. Clare
wan licensed to Breach, making the
fourth member of that family to en
ter the ministry, the others being Rev.
R. L. Clare, pastor of the Lutheran
Congregational at East Berlin and Ab
bottstown; Rev. Harry Clare of Phila
delphia' and Rev. Robert Clare of New
It Is All Oft
"What's the matter?" Inquired Asc
nm. "What are you searching "your
pockets for?" v
"I tied a knot In my handkerchief
this morning," said tne aDsent-mmaea
man, "to remind me of something I
was to get for my wife. And how I
can't find the handkerchief !" Phila
delphia Press. ;
Ferdy I think that fellah Harry
Leer Is a nincompoop. He's going to
give a dinnah to a lot of educated
Percy WelL what are you sore
about? Didn't he invite you? Pitts
burg Post. . ,
In a swell cafe there's many
'twixt the cup and the lip. .