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T HE Louis Tracy, II s
PILLAR of if "
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U'he seamen statiorieU in tne entrance
were astonished by the rapidity of the
change. In less than a minute they
found they were no longer blinded by
th3 spindrift cast by each upward rush
right into the interior of the light
house. The two nearest to the door
looked out in wonderment. What devil
ment was the reef hatching now, that
its claws should relax their clutch on
the pillar and its icy spray be with
held? Each wave, as it struck to westward
of the column, divided itself into two
roaring streams which met exactly
where the iron rungs ran down the
wall. There was a mighty clash' of the
opposing forces and a further upward
rearing of shattered torrents before
the reunited mass fell away to give
place to its successor.
Full twenty feet of the granite layers
were thus submerged and exposed
whenever a big comber traveled sheer
over the reef.
But these straightforward attacks
were spasmodic. Often the eddies cre
ated by the rocks came tumbling pell
mell from the north. Sometimes they
would combine with the incoming tide,
and then the water seemed to cling
tenaciously to the side of the light
house until it rose to a great height,
swamping the entrance and dropping
back with a tremendous crash. There
were times when the northerly ally dis
dained to merge with its rival. Then it
leaped into the hollow created by the
receding wave and all about the lignt
house warred a level whirlpool.
Stanhope's plan was to rush the boat
in when one of these comparatively
less dangerous opportunities offered.
He would spring for the ladder, run up
if possible, but if caught by a vault
ing breaker lock himself with hands
and feet on the iron, rungs and en
deavor to withstand the stifling em
brace of the oncoming sea. He was
sure he could hold out against that fu
rious onslaught once at least. He was
an expert swimmer and diver, and he
believed that by clinging limpet-like to
the face cf the rock he had the requi
site strength of lungs' and sinews to
"resist one if not more of those watery
I The lope around his waist was held
from the tug. The instant he made his
leap the men with him were to back
water, the crew at the drag to haul for
all they were worth and consequently
pull the boat clear of the next wave
ere It broke. That is why he selected
a handy craft in place of the lifeboat
offered to him as soon as his resolve
was whispered ashore. It was on ra
pidity, quick judgment, the utilization
of seconds, that he depended. The nn-
wieldly bulk of the lifeboat not only
detracted from these all important con
siderations, but made it more than
probable that phe would be capsized or
touch the reef.
For the same reason he timed his ap
proach on the rising tide. He could
venture nearer to the lighthouse itself,
and the boat could be rowed and drag
ged more speedily into safety. With
him, too, wore men who knew every
inch of the Gulf Rock. He knew he
could trust them to the end.
Although he had mapped out his pro
gramme to the last detail. Brand's in
spiration in using the oil created a
fresh and utterly unforeseen set of con
ditions. Mountainous ridges still danced fan
tastically up and down the smooth
granite slopes, but they no longer
broke, and it is broken water, not tu-
multrT.Iy having seas, that an open
bo.it iax v.
With the intuition of a born sailor.
ready to seize any advantage given by
human enemy or angry ocean. Stan
hope decided ia the very jaws of op
portunity to abandon his original de
sign totally and shout to the men he
saw standing in the entrance to heave
him a rope. He would have preferred
the danger of the jump. He almost
longed to ciK'.nro1 -the fierce struggle
which mlgV.t ensue before he reached
those waiting hands. He thought he
would have his reward in the tense joy
of the fight, in bringing salvation to
Enid and thewe with her, in seeing her
sweet face again after these days and
nights or vigil.
But the paramount need was to suc
ceed. The extraordinary and, to him,
quite inexplicable change in conditions
which he had studied during tortured
hours passed on the bridge of the Fal
con or the Trinity tender made it pos
sible to remain longer in the vicinity
of the rock than he had dared to hope.
Therefore he knew it was advisable to
adopt the certain means of communi
cation of the thrown rope in preference
to the uncertainty of his own power to
reach and climb the ladder.
Flinging out his right arm he mo
tioned to the men in the lighthouse to
be ready to heave a coil. The wind
was the chief trouble now, but he must
"'Vast pulling," he yelled over his
shoulder as a monstrous wave pranced
over the reef and enveloped the col
umn. "Aye, aye!" sang out bis crew.
Up went the boat on the crest and a
fearsome cavern spread before his
eyes, revealing the seaweed that clung
to the lowest tier of masonry. In the
, earn . iaatant .he caught a .Heating
Rlimpae of a lofty billow' rearing back
from the cockatoo, tbe north.
Down sank" the "boat until the door of
the lighthouse seemed to be an awful
distance away. She rose again, and
Stanhope stood upright, his knees
wedged against the wooden ribs. One
piercing glance in front and another to
the right showed that the antagonism
of the two volumes of water gave the
The boat shot onward. Once, twice,
three times the oars dipped with pre
cision. These rowers, who went with
The rope whirred through, the air.
their backs turned to what might be
instant death, were brave and stanch
as he who looked it unflinchingly in the
"Heave!" roared Stanhope to the
white visaged second officer standing
in the doorway far above him.
The rope whirred through the air, the
boat rose still higher to meet It, and
the coil struck Stanhope in the face,
lashing him savagely in the final spite
of the baffled gale which puny man
Never wag blow taken with .such
"Back!" he cried, and the oarsmen,
not knowing what had happened, bent
against the tough blades. The tug's
sailors at the drag, though the engines
grinding ' at half speed were keeping
them grandly against the race not
more, than 150 yards in the rear, failed
for an instant to understand .what was
going on. But their captain had seen
the cast and read its significance.
"Haul away!" he bellowed in a voieq
of thunder and, to cheer them on, add
ed other words which showed that he
was no landsman.
Stanhope deftly knotted the light
house ..line to , the, loop, taken off his
waist. He cast the joined cords over
"Thank God!" he said, and he looked
up at the great pillar already growing
less In the distance.
-Now from, the kitchen, owing to Its
height above sea level and the thick
ness of the wall pierced by the win
dow, as soon as the boat came within
fifty yards or so of the lighthouse the
girls could see it no longer.
When it .dropped out of sight for the
last time Coustance could not endure
the strain. Though her dry tongue
clicked in her mouth, she , forced a de
"Enid," she screamed, "lean out
through the window! It is your place;"
"I cannot! Indeed I cannot! He will
be killed! Oh, save him, kind Provi
dence, and take my life in his stead!"
Constance lifted the frenzied girl in
her strong arms. This was no moment
for puling fear.
"If I loved a man," she cried, "and
he were about to die for my sake I
should count it a glory to see him die.'
The brave words gave Enid some
measure of comprehension. Yes, that
was it. She would watch her lover
while he faced death even though her
heart stopped beating when the end
Helped by her sister, she opened the
window and thrust her head out. To
her half dazed brain came the con
sciousness that the sea had lost its
venom. She saw the boat come on,
pause, leap forward, the rope thrown
and the knot made!
As the boat retreated she caught
Stanhope's joyous glance. He saw her
and waved his hand. Something he
said caused the two rowers for thefirst
time to give one quick glance back
ward, for they were now scudding rap
idly 'away from tli3 danger zone. She
knew them: she managed to send a
frantic recognition to all three.
Then, in an almost overpowering re
action, she Crov.- back from the win
dow ana tears of divine relief streamed
from her eyes.
saved us! Look out.
Yet, all treniula;.
she brushed away t!
sobbed, "he has
You will see him.
- and breathless,
tears and strove
to distinguish the boat, once more. It
appeared, a vague blot In the mist that
"Connie.'' ; she said again, . "tell me
that all iss-ell." H V ' ;
Tea,' -.dear.' Indeed, , indeed, , he is
"And do yon know who cane with
and Jim Spence in the "Daisy. Tel. It
Is true. : And Jack; planned it with
them. They have escaped; and we, too,
Trill be rescued. It is God's own doing.
I could than!; him on my knees.for the,
rest of my life.
CHAPTER XV. .
HE twisted strands of tough
hemp might have been an elec-'
trie cable of .utmost conductiv
ity if its ' powers were judged
by results. When willing hands had
carefully hauled in the rope until the
knot could be unfastened and the end
secured to the cord connecting the gal
lery, with the entrance, a man was dis
patched to warn Brand that all was in
readiness for the next step. , . ,
The rough sailor was- the messenger
of the gods to those who waited on
each story. As be ran upward, climb
ing the steep stairs with the nimbie
ness of a monkey, he bellowed the
great news to each crowded doorway.
Seeing the girls in the kitchen, though
already his breath was scant, he blurt
"It's all right, ladies! He's done the
;' trick!" ' -
' On the next landing plid .women's
faces gleamed atjiim.
"Rope aboard r'. he gasped. "They're
tyin' on legs o' mutton now."
Yet again he was waylaid on 'the
I floor above. ' Hard pressed for, wind be
wheezed forth consolation.
"Just goin' to haul the bottled beer
aboard," he grunted. U
It would never do to pass the hos
pital without a word.
"Beef tea an' port wine swimmin
here," he panted.
Brand was peering through the lan
tern door,' awaiting this unwashed
Mercury, who caught sight of the
lighthouse keeper ere his shaggy head
had emerged from the well. t
The man stopped, almost spent. He
gave an offhanded sailor's salute.
"Haul away, sir1!" he yelled, and Lis
voice cracked with excitement. In
deed, they who remained quite coher
ent on the Gulf Rock, on the ships, and
even on the cliffs nine miles away,
were few In number and to be pitied
exceedingly. There are times when a
man must cheer and a woman's eyes
glisten with joyous tears, else they
are flabby creatures, human jellyfish.
The steamboats snorted with raucous
siren blasts, and although the hoarse
shouting of men and the whistling of
steam were swept into space by the
north wind in its rage, those on shore
could read the riddle through their
glasses of the retreating boat and the
white vapor puffs.
The first to grasp Stanhope's hand-
When he swung himself onto the deck
of the tender was Mr. Cyrus J. Traill.
"Well done, my. lad!" he cried bro
kenly. "I thought It was an up witn
you. Did you see her?"
Yes, but only for, a second."
You thought it best Hot to Join
You know that I would gladly go
now and attempt it But I dared not
refuse the better way. I can't tell you
what happened. Something stilled the
sea like magic. Look at It now." ' ': :
Assuredly the waves were breaking
again around the pillar with all their
wonted ferocity, but" one among- the
Trinity- bouse officers noticed a smooth,
oily patch floating past the vessel.
"By Jove!" he shouted, "Brand
helped you . at the right moment He
threw some canons of colza over
board.". " : .
Traill,, a bronzed.: spare, elderly, man,
talF and straight,, with eyes set deep
beneath heavy eyebrows, went to Jim
Spence and ; Ben , Pollard where they
were helping to sling the Daisy up to
"I: said five hundred between you,"
he .briefly announced, fit the rope
holds and the three people I am Inter
ested in reach the shore alive I will
make iffive hundred apiece."
Ben Pollard's mahogany face becamo
several Inches wider and remained S3
nermanentlv. his friends thought but
Jim Spence only grinned.
'.'You don't know the cap'u, siiv- He'll
save every mother's son an' daughter
too now. he has a line aboard."
Then the czr-.-::o?. 'opcii wtta 3cn
from anions: dozens or volunteers ow
ing to hi3 close acquaintance with th-
reef., bethought him.
"You're treatin' Ben an' me magnif
icent. sir." he said, "but the chief credit
i3 due to Mr. Stanhope. We oh'y obey
ed orders." '
The millionaire laughed like a boy.
"I have not forgotten Mr. Stanhope,"
Le said. "I am .e. your confidence in
Mr. Brand will be j;:.-: Zcii. Yon watch
me smile when I ante up y nw share."
Cu board fao tug and on the gallei-i
of the li':hthou;!e there w:is no time fo:
talk. The vcsL with the most skillful
handling, might remain where 6he was
for about four hours. She was alread
nio:-e tliaii u huadreu falaoms wiUna
the dangerous area marked by the
buov. and there was much to be done
in the time.
The strongest rope, tne best wire
hawser, has its well defined limit of
strain, and the greater the length the
greater the tension. From the buoy
itself naught save a chain cable would
hold in such a sea. The fag must oper
ate from the nearer base. She was
Ditching and tossing in a manner cal
culated to daunt any one but a sailor
and the slightest mistake made by the
skipper, the burly oilsklnned man bal
ancing himself on the bridge with his
hand on the engine room telegraph,
would snap any line ever twisted.
So, briefly, this was the procedure
adopted. A stoat rope was bent on to
that carried to the rock by Stanhope.
.With this was sent a whip, thus estab
lishing a to and fro , communication.
The, rope. itself,, when It had. reached
the rock, was attached to a-buoy ;and
anchored. Thus it could be- picked; up
easily if the thin wire-bawaec next dla-
r7?feod sbouJd.boijDen. to brpak.-.
(To be Continue!)
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We hrpe to be pardoned for talking of
ourselves a little. "tW. G.-Emerj, who
Uaa'mt retarDtd from alten4anCe of the
convention of the Photographers' Asso-
ciation of the Pacific Northwest, held in
Spokane, informs us that all the matter
printed by us for the association durinsr
the last year was highly satisfactory.
iThe48-page . program cf the convention
and the "Certificate of Mark" diplomas
! received praise on all sidee, , both as re
gards the excellence of the work and the
j price, and as a result Mr. Emery was ad
vised by-the executive body to engage us
to do the same work for the -associa ion
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Elmer Taylor, who came in Saturday
from Bellefonntain, is very ill at the Oc
cidental, and it is feared the ailment is
typhoid, as lie has been at the bedside of
his brother, Walter Taylor at Bellefonnt
ainr who ha8 been ill for many weeks.
Eight room house for rent.
Inquire at. AJlen's drug store. 77
Chester Coffey, of the Corvallia studio,
returned Tuesday from a two weeks' va
cation visit with his parents at Mc
Minnville. j Miss Cheney, who had been
in charge of - the Corvallia studio, lett
Sunday for her borne at McMinnyille.
Miss Bertha Whitman, , of Lebanon,
the Mieses Davison and Miss Nina Wall,
of Southern Oregon were to arnve yes
terday to enter XM.0.
GeorgelTaylor had a horse drowned in
the Willamette Saturday night The ac
ciJent happened at the ferry. Mr. Tay
lor was driving a colt to a cart ana ap
proached the ferry to assist in getting
some stock onto the ferry boat The
colt became impatient and finally
plunged into the river beside . the
boat, started to swim across, but tu ned
bick and finally sank. Mr. Taylor had
alighted from the cart and was leading
the animal at the time, which saved him
from going into the water with the ve
hide. The animal was at once dragged
ashore and carted off to the boneyard
Jack Dawson and family returned Sun
day from their outing at Yachaats
A large number of new members were
taken into the M. E. church at the close
of the services Sunday morning, and next
Sunday there is to be a half hour's "ac
quaintance meeting, 'to give opportunity
for new students and other strangers in
the congregation to meet the members
of the church personally.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Srarr of. Belle-
fouotaip, were visitors in Corvallis yes-,
W. H. Malone, the Alsea merchant,
was transacting business 111 uorvauis
W. O. Heck art came down f ronn Eugene
yesterday, presumably to start operatioup
on the A. J. Johnson building.
Misa Claire Star.- of Bellefouathin, n s
returned to resume her etudies at OAC.
She is at the girls' hall.
A marriage license was ; issued yester
day to James, Edward , Watsoa of Kinus
Valley and Miss Hedwie Pazina of Surr
mit. The bride-elect g a Bohemian.
Samuel Bowen of Aleea made final
proof yesterday on bU homestead, before
Clerk Vincent. His witnesses were
Ernest Sapp and John d Ball.
Bev. G.. H. Pease of the local M. E.
c 'lurch is scheduled to deliver the ad
dress at the Epworth League rally in
Portiand, during the meeting of the Or
gon Conference. The occasion will'be a
memorable one,- and the honor of dehver
iag such an addreas is one of which any
speaker might well be proud.
Mrs. . C. L. Tallman arrived Sunday
from Marshalltown, Iowa, to join her
husband who has been here for seme
time. They are to occupy a farm which
Mr. Tallman recently purchased near the
Sol King ranch, west of Corvallis. ( ,
Sam Hartsock, the .well-known clerk
at the Graham &:Wells pharmacy, re
turned Saturday evening from his vaca
tion visit in Portland.
Ellsworth Hanna started for Corvallis
Friday evening, where he will take up
his duties in the OAC where he left off
last year. Hood River News Letter.
The enrollment at OAC up to the noon
hour yesterday was 302. On the same
day last year, at the' close of the day the
number registered was 391. The pros
pects are good for a "big" year at the in
stitution. Ward received from Morrow
and Sherman counties is that many
students from that section will be unable
to return to college this year because of
hard times due to the shortage in the
Come to Starr's. He would
be pleased to show you fine nap
kins, plates and everything nice.
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Charles Pernot states that the prune
crop is immense this year, but as in
every other line there is no help to be
had in gathering the crops. Mr. Pernot
picked 9O bushels Saturday in his orchard
and said he could not miss them from the
Lyman Bandy, the very popular, foot
ball player, arrived Sunday to re-enter
college, and hosts of friends and "sport
ing" admirers welcome him.
Good and Extra Good Boys
School Suit at Nolan's. 75-80
George C oper has, disposed oi hid in
terest in the dray business ; to J. W
Howard, who took possession yesterdav
morning. Mr. Cooper will farm, the
coming year, on the place vacated, by
Emery Newton, who cones to Corvallis
with his family to reside.
A. J. Johnson, Darrell, Cleov and
Zeeta Johnson returned Saturday even
ing from a week's attendance at the fair.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Beal and Mr, and
Mrs. Hamlin passed through Coryallis
yesterdav en route to the Coast for au
outing. . r
Another cottage near " the college is
nearing completion. It is a neat struct
ure containing six good sized rooms be
side pantry and closets. It also has the
mountain water. The owner-is Charles
Horton of this city.
Miss Rose Horton, formerly of this
city, and who ia now at the home of her
sister, Mrs. J. F. Irwin, of Waterville,
Wash., has a position in the public Bchool
of that .city, where she receives a salary
of $65 per month. -
The best display of Lowney's choco
lates ever seen in Corvallis, at Starr's. 77
W. H. Franklin leaves today for his
home 'at Mt. Vernon, Wash., after a
day's business visit in this city. .
Mrs. Richard Franklin left yesterday
morning for her home at Anacortes,
Wash., after a week's visit with, her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Blakeslee, in
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Young and Clum
Reed left Saturday for Big Elk, on a
hunting trip. Mrs. Young will visit rel
atives while there.
For bargains in tablets see Starr. 77
George Robinson is still confined at
home by the injury which he sustained
several days ago in an accident which
happened as he attempted to jump on
his waon. Mr. Robinson placed his foot
Lon the single-tree and as he lifted hi3
weight his foot slipped, the sharp hook
on the single-tree, catching him in the
flesh on the ankle, ripping it open
for a couple of inches. The wound was
The Kind You Have Always
in use for oyet SO .years,
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good are but
Experiments that trifle witn and endanger tne health ot"
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTOR I A
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It-,
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
. substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worm,
and allays Feyerishness. It cures Diarrhoea and; Wind.
Colic. It reheves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving, healthy and: natural sleep
The Children-s Panacea The Mothers Friend.
CENUBNg CASTORIA ALWAYS:
The KM You Haie JUwap BougM
In Use For Over 30 Years.
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very paininl and it will b a couple of
weeks before the young man will be able
o net about without, crutches
There, was a scurrying among hop mea
to secure extra hop tickers Saturday, , in
order to take advantage of the good
weather that prevailed. T e trelands
took out a bus load to their yard at day
light Saturday morning and everwhere
there was a general skirmish for extra
Mrs. Carl Porter and children left Fri .
day for a visit with relatives at' Browns
ville.' They accompanied h me an aunt,
Mrs. Florence Uale. wno hits been the
guest of Corvallis relatives for soma
weeks. . .
Mrs. Clyde Hays went to Portland,
Saturday, where she will spend two
weeks visiting friends.
Rufus Skipton and family moved Sat-,
urday into the Fiersteiu property, bow
owned by Dr. Cathey.
Larl Davis and Ruv- H jue arrived
Friday from Gray's Harbor, to become
students at OViJ. Ihey have rooms at
the Thomas Bell home.
Mrs. ,AVillard Ireland returned this
week from a visit with her parents at
Why Not Use Electric Lights?
Stop scratching matches on jour wall.
Tnose streaky match scratches look
mighty bad on any wall. But as loDg as
yon continue to use gas or oil you'ye got
to use matches.
The "matchless light" is the electric
light, a simple twist of the wrist does it.
We are improving and pet footing our
lighting service in this city and. can give
better service for less money than ever
in the history of the city.
The cost of wiring has been reduced
until it is within reach of all.
If you would like to know more about
it, call on us in our new office opposite
the O. J. Black ledge furniture store or
phone us, Ind. Phone 499.
Willamette Valley Co.
G. A. Clark, Mgr.
Thought, and which. lias been,
nas borne the signature of
and, has been made under his per
sonal supervision since its infancy
Allow no one to deceive you in this.
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