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BEAVER STATE HERALD, JANUARY 25, 1907
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tdwird J Clodr
feeling «tour nini troll tremhl.ng aa
every stirpe wns hiirl—d tmmy f<*t
attive lu>r head. At lieti «he ntood oli
thr lowest floor Ilew.itli ber fret wnn
mitighi but granite and I roti barn II ere
wnn nolldlty. Ilow grateful to know
of Ibi* fimi Ita»*, rotte,! In thè vcry
World lli rlntirt le>i|»-<l to ber monili,
but noi wlth frnr. SI <• wnn proni! of
tilt- llgbtlioiine, string In Ibi* knowlislgi-
of Un nial'Htlc «tri-nielli
Neverll-eh-»« In itile place, thè «mirre
of Iter own «elise of aecnrlty, «Ite foutul
Unen«lne“« among thè iih -. i . Tliey wrra
•ili nall-tr« In thln lowt-at inibita Ide
ragion. Thrlr preconcelv-d Mena hnd
Ix-eli rudelv reirrted
The «hip. Ilio
t:o'tle «(riunire wlil-h detlcd thr «tortu
l>y ylcldlng to Ita utmo«t fury. limi for
tlx-iu no terrore. But thr «tark pillar
whlch tlliidu-1 frolli no nr«aiilt l»e-
Wlldered thrin It non lm|H><odbht to
Itellevi* 1 lui t It conld wltbstnnd thè
<’ll Al’TEU 1
hrvnk sh H**«i«t*
silt k«*«*|H*r <»f the lighthntitM*, iliiMMiyrrs
ill the liistMlKi* M whip III illhlri'Mn. Htrph
i n Brnii'l tigi••m tn kw uh out Io it
so doing he roiiitw in vontiirl uilh h
whwrk which hr kill* and hoard* thr
Hr find* on hoard ill» body at a
d« ad num and a Httangr Lundlr nndrr a
Mill. Joliri* thr lighthouse krriaT l«»U
rr* a l*a»krt and haul« Brand mid lu*
strange hnirllr hnhdv up.
bundle rontaiiiM a live baby of which
ulihli Jon« m M»i«iiinrt* « hmu**.
"1.1" air found nil rhlld'a elothiny
Baby in plat e« | hi charge of nurwr who
has charge u I no of Hlrphrn Brand*»
Child i* minted *' l »ii«i Trevil
III.— I iglit« eii yearn later, Colt
st nice, daughter of Biand, an«l Enid go
to the lighthouse with an old liahi rinan
named Ben. Thes are caught in a storm
ami as they m ar the lighthouse Lear th«
danger signal from the nnk
waf«dv und find that two men ligv»* Iwrti
Brand send* th«* injured men
hack with Bel». I\ Jackson and Bates
are lowered into the boat and lieti t ike*
them back to Penxancr Thr Ihilsy is
met by Lieutenant Htanhop«* who is
devotedly in love with Enid IL- assists
in caring for lb«* wounde«! nivti.
I nid spies a lx»at approaching thr risk
It is l’*e I ji pw mg.
Brand «Ii«* <>veni
that it is sailed by Stanhots* lie signals
for them not to hind, and Stanhn|«r re
turns to Prnminrr, Th«* gills tq»Mid thr
ii'ght nt th«* r*s k.
night a furi<»us slot in render« sl« « p im-
|s»s«ip|e. At «lawn Brand makes out a
ship in «listres«*. VII A voting Ameri
can named Pyne tbrows a r«q»e to Brand
w lio iiiiiktM fast to th<* lighthouse ami
by meant of a pullrv arrangement aev-
rut/-« ight are waved Indore(he ship g<a*a
down. X III — Mrs. VanwBtart, Pyne’«
aunt, is strangely moved at sight of
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• Fred D. Flora, ;
, Two Small Tracts
There was no ambiguity In the word«,
"You speak a* If the Chinook were
no halting sonteiicv which otic«* 1 a
nearly ns old a i this llgh !mu-e. yet I
way for n man to plead, "I thought It
luive in-ver even beard her name tie-
l>«-bt." Tho-e who frame I the rule
ice-.int what they aald. No man «•ould
“You know li. r well enough al! the
*»end t!:«- «t‘*el of their Intent.
same.” «aid the other ruefully. "Thia
Tu end the lnt d<*rubl«> strain of his
I« her m:il<!<'.i to.* a ••• since she was al
I!: nights Ktephen Brand forced bls
tered. an' they r •chrlsteir'I her. too—
lip« to a thin stulle aud Ids voice to of «be »t irm. came the rhythm of a
always an un!u«’!;y thing t<» <!o. I say.
hymn T!io*«' loft In gloom by tbe wlth- •••••••••••••••«•«•
Bless your li- art, ruin, rhe Is the old
of Mr. Emmett's lantern were
I'rliiee-s lloyul. l-h? What's that?"
gallons of cheering their despondent souls.
He guffawed mournfully at Brand's !ir-<• are more than
colza <> I In «tori*. That should main
Surprised, even while Enid awaited e
All Work Guar«DU*«d.
Involuntary ex l.imatioa.
th- ol ler woman's demand, the listen- • For Special Bargain* in Watcbea, See •
“Certain! Well, surely 1 ought to tain life. It Is u vegetable oil."
Then «’ in-it.ifx i- llirust her glowing •rs beard the words:
know. I have pissed most of my rerv-
"Awake, my «oul. and with the sun
k-e with the eou.pauy In her. mid when fa<i- Into th«' lighted area.
"Dad." six- cr!<-1 cheerfully, “the
Thy daily Mtase of duty run;
‘ t<> >k a <-rew to Cramp's 11 navlgite
off dull aloth, and joyful rise
her to New York after she was «mart- men wish to know If they may smoke.
To pay thy mornins •acriflce.”
mis! up I I ttle Itnng ned I would ««•«
The rough ton«-» of the men were
her laid by forever the next time we
191 Morrison St.,
softened nnd hurmonlz<-d by th* dis •
saw the lights of old Eng'and. My tlx-re. pltras«- say ‘Y«-*.’ ”
tance. It was a ciiant of prajse, of a PORTLAND,
g XMlness. even what was left of the old
Near Pap'» Restaurant.
girl ought to know her way lietter'n
ill! purser, faithful to his trust,
"But what did really happen?"
had iwctircd the ship's books.
"Drlvln' her. 1 toll you drlvln' her
He alone among the survivors
full |iclt to Ian I the mulls nt Noutli-
of tb<- Chinook liad brought a
nmptoii twelve hours nh<*ad of s<-ii<sl-
parcel of nny sort from that 111 fated
u!e. With that awful sea liftin’ her
ship. Th«' others poasi-ss«*«! the clothes
an! a shaft twenty feet I >ng< r. «tint they wore, their money and in some
mnld you expert? Poor Perkins! A | cases tlx-lr trinkets.
tare hard worker too. Now lie’s gone
Mr. Emmett suggi-sted that a list of
5 1-2 acres improved, running *
down with Ids «hip an' over 200 passen those savi-d should lie «-omplle«!. Then,
9 water, seeded to timothy and a
gers an' crew."
by ticking off th«* names, he could
a clover, on Sandy road, 1-4 mile «
"Judging by the number sort'd I classify the Inmat«** of the lighthouse
• east of Cleone.
fenre«! that more were lost."
and evolve mine degree of order In the
6 1-2 acres, all improve«!, seed- •
"It's the off Kenson, you know. The community.
• ed, 4-room house, well, good fene- J
pnssenger list was light. For tlx* I.ord's
It was foand that there were thirty-
sake, think of what It might have been seven otfiis-rs and men. including stew
a ed garden, orchard, plenty of all a
In Mny or June!”
ards. tbirty-tbree saloon passengers, of
; • varieties of fruit, 1 mile east of •
“It In bad enough as It is. All has not whom nineteen were women, counting
• Cleone on Bandy road, one mile •
endnl with the dlsappearan«*e of the the two little girls, and seven men and
« west of Troutdale. Write or see «
• Major H. W. Love, Troutdale, Ore. •
one woman from the st«*erage.
The sailor shot s sharp glance at
"It Isn't usual, on a British ship, for
“Who are pouf”
the crew to bulk so large on the list,”
«train. Ha! Listen to that. The bat
"You can't be thlnkln' any one was to aald Mr. Emmett huskily, "but It
tering ram of ocean applied to a thin blame"— be mmmmcwl But Brand , couldn’t lie bellied. The pas«engers bad
ihaft of atone. Surely It muat ba waved aside the fancied Imputation.
to be battened down. They couldn't
pounded Into fragment«.
"Blame!" be said. "With a broken . live on deck. We never gave In until
Said one with Indefinite bellow amid shaft! In that whirlwind! No. no. I , the last minute.”
the I lack turmoil: "I can't stand thia, sent for you to talk over the new dlffl-
“JfiM Brand, givt me one moment."
"I saw that,” aald Brand, knowing
cuky which has to be faced There are . the agony wblcb prompted the broken thanksgiving, tbe offering of those wbo
"Up aloft for me!" cried another.
food, water and fuel here for three I explanation.
bad been snatched from death and
"I^t'a die with our eyea open, any men for two months. If you do a little
"An' not a mother’s soul would bars from mortal fear more painful than
how.” chime«! In a third.
sum you will find that the available escaped If It wasn't for young Mr. death.
Hut a light flashed In the rolling orba stere« on the basis of full rations will Pyne,” went on the sailor.
Tbe singing ceased as suddenly as It *
of the man who waa already on tbo maintain elgfaty-one p«*ople for two
"Is that the name of the youngster began. Mr. Emmett and tbe purser
atalra. Aatoundrd. be drew back. days and a quarter.”
wbo climbed the foremast?"
were warning tbe first watch.
Conatance atood In their midst, a mere
"But we're on!y slz miles from the
It was a stroke of
Tbe interruption did not seem to
girl, radiant, smilingly uncvricerned. malnlsnd." Mr. Emmett had not yet genius, bls catching on to that way
help Mrs. Vanslttart. She spoke awk
addrraalng them In calm words broken grasped the true meaning of the fig out. He was aa enol as a cucumber.
wardly, checking her thoughts as
only by the fitful noises.
Just look«*) up wuen be reached the though fearful she might be mlsunder-
We pat on wagons. Write for J [
"Sorry your quarterw-ao vary un-
"t have been here more than once for deck an* saw the lighthouse so near. «rood or say too much.
But Enid, wltb
a parting amlle, was
oleasant Only last a—couple of hours. six weeks at a stretch, when, for a*1 Then be asked me for a rope. Planned
"I am better,” ahe explained; "quite halfway toward tbe next landing, and
the whole thing in a second, so to recovered. 1 gave up my bunk to one Mrs. Vanslttart was free to re-enter
Twenty-five years- far worse gnlae
might aa well have been within the speak."
tbe crowded apartment where her fal
Want any more cocoa?"
wbo needed it"
"Tbnuk you kindly, inlaa, we're quite arctic circle.”
"He Is not one of the ship's com
"I am sure we are all doing our best low sufferer« were wondering when
Again the sailor Jerked bls thumb to pany f
comfortable.” Thia from the mao who
to help one another.” volunteered Enid. they would see daylight again. She
ward the reef.
wished to die with hla eyea open.
"No, sir; a passenger, nervy of Cy
"But I am restlesa. Tbe algbt—of did not stir. Th« darkness was Intense,
"Please, nilas, tuny wa auuAe?" said
rus J. Traill, tbe Philadelphian mil your alster—aroused vague memories. tbe narrow passage drafty, and tbe
be who couldn't stand It.
lionaire. Haven't you beard of T sill? Do you mind—I find It bard to explain column thrilled and quivered In an un
Not much of a new«pai>er reader, eh? —your name Is familiar. I knew—some nerving manner. She beard tbe clang
Constance hecltnted. Blithely uncon
"But six weeks! G«>d Ixtrd!” Mr. There was a lady on board, a Mrs. people—called Brand—■ Mr. Stepben of a door above and knew that Enid
sclous that a whiff of mutiny bad
swept through the storm toiaed fold,
Vansittart, who was coming over to Brand—and hla wife.”
bad gone Into tbe second spartment
"That Is exceptional. A week is the marry old Trail! ««^geovle said, and
site pondered the problem. She saw no
She baited, seemingly at a loss. Enid, given over to tbe women. Somewberv
average, unlees the unexpected hap tbc weddin' was fixed to take pla«?e In striving helplessly to solve tbe reason higher up was tbe glaring light of
harm In It.
pens. after a gale like thia. And a . Paris next week. Young Pyne was for thia unexpected confidence, but wblcb abe bad • faint recollection,
"Yea," ahe said. "Smoke by all
week will test our endurance to the actin' as escort"
quite wi«bful to make tbe explanation though she was almost unconaciom
menus. I will ask my father, and If it
"la she lost? What a terrible thing!” easier, found herself InteremeiL
should lie dangerous I will come back limit."
Mr. Emmett whistled softly. A gris
Tbe chief officer glanced down tbe
"Yea,” «be said. "That la quite pos ■when unbormd from the rope and cne
aud let you know. In a few hours It
will tie daylight and If the sea falls be ly phantom was creeping at him. He purser's lists and slapped bls thigh sible. of course, though you must have rled into tbe service room.
And at that moment, not knowing it
shivered, and not from cold.
with much vebeuH'oee.
been quite a girl. Mrs. Brand died
will come aud open the door.”
she bad been near to Stepben Brand,
"Ry Jove!" be aald. "What's to be
"No. by gosh! Here she Is, marked many years ago.”
By sheer Inspiration ahe hnd uttered
O. K. Well, that beats tbe band!”
Mrs. Vanslttart flinched from tbe fee might have spoken to him, looked Into
the formula «lestined to annihilate the done?"
bis face. Wbat was be like? sbe won
"In the first place you muat help mo
"So tbe lad baa discharged ins trust ble rays of tbe lantern.
necromantic bluster of the hammering
“That Is so—I think I heard of—of dered Had be aged greatly with tbe
waves. Open the door! So tlila pon to maintain Iron discipline. To leave ' to his uncle?"
Mr. Emmett was going to say some Mrs. Brand's death—In London, I years? A lighthouse keeper! Of an
derous racket was a mere tidal trick, the rock today <w tomorrow will be an
professions lu this wide world how
but checked the words on his fancy, but they bad only one child.”
a liogy, which each passing minute
came be to adopt that? And wbat ugly
day, with luck and a steady modera Ups.
would ex|>oae mon* thoroughly.
"Queer world,” he muttere«!; "queer
"I am a mere nobody." she said. trick was fate about to play her that
"All right, miss, an* Gnw<l bless yer!" tion of the weather, we may devise
“Dad adopted me. 1 came here one abe should be cast ashore on this deso
growled one who had not spoken hith some desperate means of landing aL' world."
With that he devoted himself to plan day In June, nineteen years ago, and I late rock where he was In charge?
erto. There waa a chorus of approval, the active men or getting fresh sup
t'onstiinee gave a little gulp. The cul plies. That Is lu the hands of Provi ning out the watch«*«. Soon he aud the must have kicked so forlorn that be Could sbe avoid him? Had she been
Injudicious tn betraying ber knowledge
purser lietook themselves to the depths took me to bl* heart, thank God!”
tured and delicate Indy lying In the dence. I wnnt you to warn your offl
of tbe past? And bow marvelous was
' with a roll call. As they crept below
bunk nlxive hnd not spoken so.
curs and other* whom you can trust,
the likeness betw«*en Constance and
"Indeed,” «lie gns|ied, "God tins either sailors or civilians. Better ar ' gingerly—these sailor men were not at floate«l up to them:
her father! Tbe chivalrous, high mind
; borne on companion ladders which
blessed some of us this night.”
"Let all thy converse be sincere.
range throe watches. My daughters
Thy conscience as the noonday clear.” ed youth sbe had kuowu came back to
Thou she fled, further utterance fall will hnve charge of the stores. By go movetl not when the shock came—they
j met Enid for the first time. She. com-
The rest of tbe verse evaded them. her through the mists of time. The
ing through the lists In th«» storeroom
<ndm. proud eyes, the firm mouth, the
Probably a door was closed.
Nearer the ak.v Brand tended the I can portion out the rations for six
Mrs. Van8ittart seenx'd to be greatly wide expanse of foreheail were his.
lamp and discussed matters with Chief days. 1 think we had better tlx on that with her face. They hung back polite-
From her mother—tbe woman who
otllccr Emmett. The sailor, with the minimum."
perturbed. Enid, Intent on tbe occupa
“died many years ago." when she, Mrs.
tors«» directness of Ills class, told how
"Of course 1 will back you up In
Vanslttart. was "quite a girl"—the girl
the lltlnook had made an excellent every way," said Mr. Emmett, who felt some wny. “These stairs are too uar- tle chat was endetl. To round it off, so
lnherlte«l the clear profile, tbe wealth
voyage from New York until she ran chillier nt this moment thnn nt any row for courtesy.”
to speak, she went on quickly:
They stepped heavily onward. She
Into bad weather nlxmt 4(R» miles west time during the night. "I know you
T imagine 1 am tbe most mysterious of dark brown hair and a grace of
flitted away. Emmett raised hl* lan person living—in ray early history, I movement not often seen In English
of th«* I.lznrd.
are noting wisely, but I ndmlt I nm
“It seems to mo," be said, "as If we «can'd nt the thought of what mny tern between the purser’s face and bls mean. Mr. Branil saw me floating to women.
Though her treth cbattere«l with the |
dropix'd on to the track of that liurri- hnppen—If those days pass and no own.
ward tills lighthouse in a deserted boat.
"What do you think of that?” be I was nearly il«*ad. Tbe |ieople who cold. Mrs. Vansittart could not bring
cane after It had curved nwny to the help Is available.”
herself to leave the vaultlike stairway.
norrard and that the blamed thlug
had been with me were gone—either
Brand knew what would happen nnd whisper«!, awe stricken.
The man of accounts smiled broadly. starve«l and thrown Into the s«<a or Once more the hymn singers cheered
swooped down on us again when wo It wns hard to lock the secret in his
"Pretty girl!" he agre«xl, with crudo- ktiocke«l overlioanl «luring a collision, their hearts with words of praise. Evi
were abreast of tlio Bishop light.”
heart. He alon«' must live. That was
dently there was one among them wbo
Brand nodded. This surmise agroe«l essential, the one thing carved In stone ly emphatic superlatives.
as the I Hint was badly damaged. My
with tils own theory of the storm as U|x>n the tablet of his brain, n thlug to
Emmett shook hla bead. He mur linen was marked 'C. T.’ That la tbe not only knew the words, but «'ould
lead them mightily In the tunes of
indicated by the sea.
be fought out liehind bnrreil door, re mured to himself ¡ •’T guFSs I'm tired. only definite fact I can tell you. All many old favorites.
Mr. Emmett hold ont a clinched fist volver In hand.
the rest Is guesswork. Evidently no
, 1 see things."
The opening of a door—caused by tbe
with thumb Jerked toward the reef.
body cared to claim me. and here I
Whatever else took place. If men and
Enid hande«l an armful of dry linen
passing to and fro of some of tbe ship's
"I wouldn't brentbo a word If he
women, perhaps his own iwwt girls, i to the damp, steaming women In the
officers—brought to her distracted earn
wasn't gone," lie said, "but the old man
Mrs. Vanslttart was leaning back In
wen* dying of thirst and stnrvntlon. lower liedroom. She was hurrying out.
the concludbig bars of a verse. When
was drlvln' her too hard. I knew It,
th«* light must Rhine nt night aver Its Some one overtook hersnt tbe «loor. It the d«*ep glootn, supporting herself the voh'es swelled forth again sbe
and the chief know It”—he meant the
nllottixl span of the slumlierlng sea. v.as Mrs. Vansittart.
caught tbe full refrain:
chief engineer "but he wouldn't listen
"What a romance!" she said faintly.
There on the little table tieside him
"Miss Braud,” she said, with her al)
"Raise thine eyes to heaven
to either Mac or me. Fact la, he was
"A vague one. and this Is no time to
lay the volume of rules aud regula , sufficing smile, "give me one moment."
When thy spirits quail.
fair crazy to set up a new record for
by tempests driven.
tions. What did It any?
the boat. She's lieen crossIn' the At
Heart and courage fall."
"The keepers, both principal and as sounding stairway. The seas were lash thing?”
lantic forty times n year for upward
Enid felt that she really must not
sistant, ar«' enjoined never to nllow ing the «-oiumn repeatedly, but the
( to ■■ coirrravwD.J
of twenty years, and the recent alter
any Interests, whether private or other night's ordeal was nearly ended. Even pr«>long tbelr conversation, and tbe
ations, although they added fifty feet
wise, to Interfere with the discharge a timid child might know now that etluff Annan's exclamation threatened
to her length, only Increase«! her en
of tholr public duties, the Importan«^ the howling terror without hatl done further talk.
gine power In proportion."
We print butter papers^cheap
"No. thank you. You'l^excnsa me, I
of which to the safety of navigation Its worst nnd failed. From the cavern-
“You surprise me,” broke In Brand.
I ous depths, mingling with the rumble know. My natural interest”— _
at The Herald office.
cannot be overrated."
: Marble and Granite Monuments :
Telling the women of the plan to dry
their underclothing In arctiona, «hr ask
ed them to help her by arranging mat-
ters so that their garments should ba
divide«) Into lota Then she went to tbo
second bad room and made the same
•uggestlon. ITie rase of the sufferers
In the hospital required more drastic
tn ensures. The little girl she stripped
with her own bands and clothed her In
one of Brand's flannel shirts aud a
commandeered reefer jacket.
Two of Brand's spare suits and a
couple of blankets enable«! the two in
jured women, who were able to walk«
to get rid of their wet garm^uta In the
crowded room tieueath, aud the lockers
of Jackson aud Bates made It possible
for the men who nxmt nee«In! attention
to lx» made comfortable by the Invalu
able hospital orderly.
Conatauce was kept busy flying up
and down to the kltcheu. while Enid,
having met all Immediate demanda In
the matter of a hot beverage aud some
thing to eat. supplemented her lat>ors.
Pyne worked like a Trojan. Aa each
pile of sodden gnrments was delivered
to him he »queried out as much water
as posalble with his hands aud then
applied himself to the task of baking
them dry. He did this. too. 1u a very
efficient way. speedily converting the
kitchen Into a miniature Turkish bath.
At thr end of an hour be had succeeded
so well that more than one half of the
females were supplied with tolerably
dry mi<l warm underclothing
their heavier garmenta of course noth
ing could lie done.
Once, on the stnlrs. Enid detained
Conatance for a moment's chat.
"Mrs Vanslttart la odd." ahe aald.
Constance, so taken tip was ahe with
ninny errand», had forgotten the lady.
"How thoughtless of me." ahe cried,
"la ahe better?"
"Yea, hilt when I went In Just now
to give her her clothe, ahe aald to me,
‘Are yon the elater of the other—of
Conatnnce Brand?' It was no time for
explanations, ao I Just aald ‘Yea.’ She
gave me aneb n qu<"r look and then
amlled quite pleasantly, apologizing
for troubling me."
"I’crlmpa alie knew dad yenra ago,"
"What do you think Mr. Tyne aald
"How can I toll? Did you apeak of
her to him?"
“I told him ahe hnd fainted when you
delivered hla message. He aald. 'Guess
she can faint an easy ns I can fnll off
a house.* Isn’t he funny?”
“I think he la splendid." aald Con-
'Hie wreck waa now wholly demolish-
ed. The first big wave of the retreat
ing tide enveloped the llghthouae and
■mote It with thunderoua mallee.
Hcreama came from the women's quar
“Go, Enid,” aald Conntance. "Tell
them they hnve nothing to fear. They
must expect theae things to hnppcn for
nearly two bourn. Tell them what dad
aald. Twenty five yenra, you know."
Brave heart*! What Infinite penetra
tion Inspired the man who first aald,
Conntance l<a>ked In at the kitchen.
Pyne loomed through a fog of st«'nm.
"Pay no heed to theae"—ahe wan In
terrupted by another mighty thump
and cataract roar—"theae blown of
Thor's hammer," ahe cried.
"Play me for an anvil,” lie returned.
She dencended to the depth* to rean-
enre the men.
Talking with shrill
Cberrfulnenn nt each doorway waa
«any. It helped her to go down, down,