Coquille herald. (Coquille, Coos County, Or.) 1905-1917, July 15, 1913, Image 4

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    swinging at the port davits. Far
astern the remaining three bouts float­
ed bottom upward. All uround us was
the dark fury of the storm, and straight
ahead loomed the large bulk of a palm
covered island. Between us and a safe
harU h there ran a hungry, suarltug.
white toothed reef with one narrow
opening.
I took in the scene at a glance—land,
sea, sky and the deck of the steamer,
where two opposing forces met, on
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< ► one
side the ugly mates and mutinous
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black crew and runged against them
baring Captain Thwarts ;; the fiery little captain and the bulking
engineer. Bandy McAlpin.
Designs of His Pirati­
A le x .o n Building
“ I f the old tub’s going down give
East End First St.
I us the money.” threatened Blake, flour­
cal Crew
ishing tin iron bar.
“ Have your choice—stay here and
By STE PH E N R U D O LP H E
| sink with the money or take the boat
and cast off!” screamed Captain Sayles.
The mutineers hesitated. The wheel
P R O P R IE T O R
The rusty little freight steamer Me- was lashed, and the gale was driving
dura bobbed tubbily In a rising sea. the Medora straight toward the ugly
On every quarter stretched the Car- reef. Perhaps they were thinkiugthat
if the Medora broke on the reef they
Ibbeun, its calm blue face changing
would still have a chance at whatever
to ugly gray green as ominous dark treasure they laid in view. O f it I had
clouds raced up from the horizon. It no Inkling
Keek the Flies Out of
did not need n land lubber’s glance
A large wave came hurtling along,
at the falling barometer to Inform the and the second mate sprang into the
Your House by putting
solitary passenger that a gale was boat. “ Come on, lads,” he yelled,
in Screen Doors and
“ W e’ll come back and get the money
brewing
Windows.
He makes
I was the solitary passenger. My when the sea goes down.”
them to order
With one accord his mates fol vod
firm had sent me to Trinidad island
Alao’ Screen Safes, Ironing Boards,
to install some new machinery at one him into the boat and lowered away.
The chains swung free again ns the
Bread Boards and Step Lad­
of the big sugar estates, and the steam
ders o f any size
boat rode on the crest of a wave and
er on which 1 had sailed from New
SCREEN DOOR FACTO RY Y'ork had paused at a Cuban port of disappeared in the tumult of water.
“ Aha!” yelped Captain Sayles, slant­
call. I had gone ashore and been left
ing a cold blue eye in my direction.
behind. Through the courtesy of busi­
“ Why didn’t you go along too? Don’t
C O Q O ILL E
OREGON
ness friends and part owners in the
you know we’re sinking?”
Medora it was learned that the little
“ I ’ll take a chance with you,” 1 said
freighter was about to clear for Port
grufliy, and I knew it was a long
of Spain, and despite the protests of the
chance, because I couldn’t swim a
peppery little captain I sailed as a pas­
stroke.
senger in the wfike of my own steamer.
has installed a modern Steam Pres­
Without further parley Captain
Plainly I was an unwelcome guest.
sing machine, and is prepared to
Sayles leaped up the ladder to the
The
captain
ignored
me.
The
two
serve his trade better than ever.
mates scowletl upon me and whispered wheel house and grasped the wheel.
Bring me your work.
darkly together. The crew of four vil­ The Medora was beaded toward the
SPRING SAMPLES ARE READY
lainous looking blacks grinned savage­ opening In the reef. It struck me then
See my display o f suitings for spring
ly wheu 1 appeared on deck. The that, no matter where the Medora was
and summer. New and nobby pat­
Scotch engineer patronized me and wrecked, the mutineers might reach
terns at lowest prices.
her unless she sank to the bottom.
smoked my cigars.
Bring your Repair Work to me.
Because of their hostile attitude to­ There her mysterious treasure would
ward me I came to the conclusion that be lost to all.
K. H A LV E R S O N
there
was some mystery about this
Front Street
voyage of the Medora, and I Idly
sought for some clew to its solution.
It so happened that I had not to search
far. The solution was to be thrust
upon me in the most unwelcome and
unsuspected manner.
Now the Medora. In light ballast, pro­
ceeded to toss giddily on her south­
Regular as the Clock
ward way, and I watched the rise and
fall of her bow with anxious eyes.
Ijindsmnn ns I was, I scented the
coming storm and I dreaded it.
Captain Sayles trotted past me, his
little nutcracker face wrinkled in Its
First-class fare only
$7.50
habitual frown, his grizzled mustache
Up freight, per ton
3.00
twisted fiercely upward in two points.
He squirted tobacco Juice perilously
close to my white yachting shoes in
mute hut contemptuous recognition of
E. & E. T. Kruse
my presence, although he never glanc­
24 California Street, San Francisco
ed at me.
When the captain had disappeared
the first mate slouched past.
For Reservations
“Good afternoon. Blake.” I said
cheerfully.
NOSLER & N O R TO N
“ ’Noon.” lie returned morosely.
Agents, Coquille, Oregon
“ Looks like a hurricane.”
“ Nothing doing,” he said contrarily.
lie stopped short, bent a hand over his
eyes and squinted ahead. Bells were
ringing below in the engine room, and
the horizon line was changing.
When you get one, get one o f exper­
“ W e’re putting back.” I rejoiced.
ience—26 years at the business
“ Putting back, eh? I ’ll see about
that!” muttered the mate, and he can­
E. G C A S S I D Y
B A N D O N , ORE
tered forward In the wake of the cap­
tain.
Far to the northeast 1 could see the
hazy blue coast of Cuba lifting ubove
SKOOKUM
RESTAURANT
Rooms in Coiiiietion
MYSTERY ii
OF THE
MEDORA f
GEO. C. T H E R A U L T
Quick Says:
J. E. QUICK
K. Halverson
I
of playing with its victim, the sea sent
a heavy swell into the harbor and
pushed the tired little steamer down
under the waves.
The captain leaped wide as the ves­
sel swirled down, a wet line whistled
toward him from Sandy’s hand, he
caught it deftly, nnd I bel|M»d Sandy
pull the plucky little fellow aboard. 1
held my pocket Mask to his blue lips,
and he growled thanks.
When 1 turned my head the Medora
had vanished and the raft to which we
clung was spinning about in the whirl­
pool o f her suction. All at once wind
and waves sent up heaving shoreward
among the mangroves.
Abandoning
. the raft, we flouudered through tue
swamp among the tangled roots and
circled to the left, where we found a
crescent of snowy beach washed with
creaming combers it was good to be
upon land once more.
We flung ourselves down on the sand,
and the captain pulled from a water­
proof box tobacco, matches and a pipe.
Sandy and I produced our own pipes,
and soon we were comforted In clouds
of smoke that whipped to and fro In
| tin*wind.
“ Do you know where we are, cap­
tain?” I asked presently.
“ Palm island.” be said shortly.
Sandy laughed “ Captain’s knnwin’
it weel enough, lubber. It’s back here
he lives.” lie pointed a thumb toward
the jungle clad hill behind us
“ Then this Is a familiar harbor?” I
questioned, for I was puzzled at the
loss of the Medora within this com­
paratively safe harbor. Sayles could
have beached the vessel, but of course
he could not help her sinking. Un­
doubtedly he was trying to beach her
when she foundered. Probably she
leak (Ml like a sieve. Still the careless
unconcern- nay. relief—with which cap­
tain and engineer viewed the loss of
the steamer excited my curiosity.
“ You must know this harbor like a
hook,” I Insisted.
Before the captain could reply a
heavy step grated on the sand nnd a
tall, gaunt framed woman, her arms
loaded with driftwood, stared at us
with hard, round eyes.
Under her
steady gaze 1 fancied the captain
shrank to smaller proportions. I would
Kaiser and King George and
Wives at Princess’ Wedd ng
Str. Elizabeth
San Francisco
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Photos by American Press Association.
MPEROR W IL L IA M was especially cordial in his welcome to King
George of England at the wedding of Princess Victoria Louise In Ber­
lin. The two rulers are here seen seated in a carriage going from the
station to the royal palace. Queen Mary and the kalserln are seen
seated in another carriage. It was apparent that the kaiser went out of his
way, na it were, to show the very best of friendly feeling toward King George
because of the rumors of strained relations between the nations.
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the horizon, blit every now and then it
was blotted out by the mountainous
waves.
The gale arrived without further
warning.
With n whistling shriek of rage the
winds ripped loose and sent the little
steamer careening over the oily sea.
Great churning waves slapped the
heaving sides of the Medora, and
smothering volleys of foam broke on
the decks.
There was an ominous
greenish glare on sen and sky.
I tore open the door of the compan­
ion way. and the wind slammed it be­
hind me. catapulting me neatly down
the brass bound steps to the oilcloth of
♦he cabin floor, where I slid helplessly
to and fro with every slant of the ship.
The throb of the engines was stilled,
and I heard the rush o f running feet
on deek and the mutlled cries of men.
There was a smothering dampness of
escaping steam.
I f they were abandoning the Medora
1 was caught like a rat In a trap. The
next time I coasted to the foot of the
stairs 1 caught tlie lower one and
climbed up. I fairly tumbled through
the door and gained the deck.
Captain and crew were In a strug­
gling group around a solitary lmat
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1 saw her hard eyes were dripping
tears. Suddenly she brushed a hand
across her wet lids. Then she gazed
intently at the spot where the Medora
had gone down. The waves were rock
ing ubove her tomb, and 1, too, saw
something black for a moment. Then
it disappeared in the foamy wash.
“The Medora’s smokestack!” I ex­
claimed.
Elsie turned to her husband. “ Char­
lie, she’s sitting on the mud bank.”
“ Aye.” lie returned calmly.
"W e aimed to set her right there,”
added Sandy proudly. “ After tliot pi­
rate* crew mutinied and tried to get
away with the money in the hurricane
I dm wed the fires, and the captain
j here opened the sea cocks, and” —he
i chuckled- “ the Medora dipped her bow
, and went doon below. There she sits
* like the lady slit? Is on her mud bank.
raking eare o f the money till we can
| get the wreckers here and pump her
out and bring her up safe nnd sound.
Twns the captain’s idee, and he’ll he
gettin’ something oot of it all,” lie add­
ed diplomatically.
Mrs. Sayles dropped her gaunt frame
on the sand beside her little husband
and hugged him in a crushing em­
brace. "There’s no man like him. San­
dy!” she triumphed.
“ Ye canna heat him,” assented
Sandy.
“ Belay there, woman!” roared the
embarrassed captain.
I moved to the water’s edge and re­
viewed the events of the day. The
half submerged smokestack showed
plainly now. I had never heard of
such an unseamanlike proceeding, hut
It had required courage.
Although highly scandalized at the
remarkable maneuver executed by the
captain and engineer of the Medora to
presene her golden freight, I could
not help laughing until from very ex­
haustion I sank upon the sand.
Suddenly the captain’s voice rasped
on my ear.
“Crying, lubber?” he asked dryly.
I turned and wrung his horny little
hand. “ Captain, you’re a wonder—a
living wonder!”
“ Humph!” snorted the captain, but
away back in his hard little blue eye
I caught an answering twinkle.
James, four years old. had been
naughty to the point of evoking a
whipping from his long suffering moth­
er. and all day long a desire for re­
venge rankled in his little bosom.
At length bedtime enme. and. kneel­
ing before her. he implored a blessing
for each member of the family Indi­
vidually. she alone being conspicuous
by her absence. Then, rising from his
devout posture, the little suppliant fix­
ed a keenly triumphant look upon her
face, saying as he turned to climb int®
bed:
“ I s’pose you noticed you wasn’t in
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Sandy came running from below. hardly have been surprised had he
His Mind Occupied.
“ All ready!” he sang out. “ I ’ll stand vanished altogether, absorbed in the
angry fire of her glance.
"Sir!” sh . exclaimed when he kissed
| by with a line!’’
“ Hello, Elsie,” he said meekly her. “ You forget yourself.”
“ Raft?" roared the captain.
"Possibly.' he replied calmly. "But
“ Aye; come, lubber." said Sandy to enough.
“ Well. Charlie Sayles,” she broke I can ihlnk or myself any old time
me, and I went.
Another five minutes nnd the Medora forth at last, “ what are you doing Just now you are occupying my undi-
shot through the opening In the reef here, laying off like a lord or a high rlded attention " Boston Transcript
into water churned into froth by the duke? I thought you’d cleared for
gale. Through smoky spume lifted by Port of Spain.”
GOOD ROAD MAXIMS.
"W e ’re wrecked, Mrs. Sayles,” put in
her how 1 caught a glimpse of land
edged with a mangrove swamp. Just Sandy politely.
Maintenance, maintenance and
“ Wrecked, is it?" Her eyes searched
then Sandy rushed me over the side j
maintenance. Your road will go
on to the teetering raft. As we broke our faces In growing incredulity.
to pieces without it.
“ Aye. Elsie." said the captain sadly.
If the estimate is too low, then
away from the steamer I saw the cap
don’t bid on the job. Keep away
“ Where’s the Medora?” she demand­
tain’s weather beaten face at the rail
and save your money.
ed. dropping the wood with a crash.
nnd a lump rose in my throat.
The improvement of a road
“Can’t he come with us?” 1 protest- j Captain Sayles pointed the stem of
enlarges
the opportunity of
his pipe toward the harbor. “ She lies
ed angrily.
those engaged in any kind of
down
under
:here.”
“ Stow that,” growled Sandy, bending
business contiguous to it.
“ I ’d be proud to say it, Charlie
to the single oar. "The captain ’ll he
Better roads should be the sl o ­
Sayles!
Wrecked
In
your
own
port—
gan in ev er y community.
knowln* what lie’s a boot.**
a
pretty
pair
of
sailormen
ye
he!
What
Get
busy with your legislature
I watched the Medora as we drew
for better road laws.
away from* her. Little hv little she have you tossy, Sandy McAlpin?” She
Every state should have a well
was settling In the water. The waves ; whirled upon the Scotchman.
organized road association.
"She went Moon.” replied Sandy.
washed her main deck, splashed the
“ And the > row?”
cabin windows, and then, a s I f fin d
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“They mutinied, and the pirates es­
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caped with the one boat left. They’re
bangin' a round like sharks noo, waitin’
for” -
He shot a glance at me and
stopped.
OP COQUIliUB, ORBQOfl.
“ And the hags of gold money ye was
trusted to take to Trinidad to pay off
the sugar hand»?” persisted the wo­ T r a n s B c t s a G e n e r a l B a n k i n g H v i » l n e » t -
man.
“ Went doon with the Medora.”
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“ Fools!” muttered the woman bitter­
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looking out over the gray water, and
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