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By TKANK H. SPEARMAN
CtvrntU. :0 br Frank H. SumA
T i" a had -ST'
vt lint Itofore
th now w k
was done -i
tbe rlrer d; 1
slon Bet or',
hill was a tor
On rainy Su
men in tlie yards still te'l
their pbanties of Uk mclit the Bh l
wood bridge went out and Camera .
stock train cot away n the hilt, w, ',
the Denrer rJicr raueht at the foot like
a rat In a trap.
Ben BtH'ktof was only a biv 1"T
then, brakin? on freights. I was
under Ales Campbell on t'i
West End. Ben was a tall, loose jointed
fellow, but zentle as a kitten; lt?s
as lonp as ban. yet none too
long running for the Beverly switch
that night. Ill great chum In tboe
days was Andj Cameron. Andy was
the youngest engineer on the line. The
first time I erer saw them together
Andy, short aod chubby as a duk.
was dancing around, half dressed, oo
the roof of the bath bouse, trying to get
away from Ben. who bad the fire uoce
below, playing on him with a two
stream of Ice water They were up to
some sort of a prank all the time.
June was usually a rush month with
us. From the coast we caught the new
crop Japan teas and the fall importations
of China Bilks. California still
sent her fruits, and Colorado was beginning
cattle hlilpments. From Wyoming
came sheep and from Oregon
ateers, and all these not merely In car
loads, but In solid trains. At times wo
were swamped. The overland traffic
alone was enough to Ke?p us busy. On
top of It came a great movement of
grain from Nebraska that summer, and
to crown our troubles a rate war
sprang up. Every man, woman and
child oast of the Mississippi appoartM
to have but one object In life that was
to get to California and to go over our
road. The passenger traffic burdened
our resources, to the last degree.
I was putting on new men every day
then. We start them at braking od
freights. Usually they work for year
at that before they get a train, but
when a train dispatcher is short on
crews he must hove them and can onlj
press the best material within reweb
Ben Buckley had not been braking
three months when I called him up
one day and asked blm If be wanted
Te?, sir, I'd like one first rate, but
yon know I haven't been braking very
long. 3Ir. Heed." said he frankly.
''How lonsj have you been In the
I spoke brunquely, though I knew
without even looking at my service
card Just how long It was.
"Three months, Mr. Reed."
It was right to a day.
"I'll probably have to send you out
on 77 this afternoon." I saw him
stiffen like a ramrod. "You know
we're pretty short," I continued.
"But do you know enough to keep
your bend on your BbouJdcrs and your
train on your orders?"
Be-i laughed a Httle. "I think I do.
tt'iil there be two'sections today?
j -"They're loading eighteen cars of
stock at Ogalnlla. If wo get any hogs
oft the Beaver there wf!f be two big
sections. I shall mark you up for the
first one anyway nnd send you out
right behind the flier. Get your bndg.
and your punch from Carpenter, nnd.
whatever you do, Buckley, don't got
. 'ASo. hlr. Thank you, Mr. Reed."
But his "thank you" was so pleas- j
ant I couldn't altogether ignore it. i
compromised with a cough. Perfc t
courtesy even In the hands of the nwk
wardest boy that ever wore hla trou
sers short is a surprisingly handy
thing to disarm gruff people with. Ben
was undeniably awkward, his Iocs
were too long and his trousers decided
ly out of touch with his feet, but I
turned away with the conviction th.i
in pplte of bis gawklness there was
something to the boy. That nigh
When the filer pulled In from the
west In the afternoon It carried tv .
extra sleepers. In all eight
every one, of thorn loaded to t!i
ventilators. While the tralu v.i.
changing engines and crews the o
curslonlsts swarmed out of the I"
cars to walk tip and down the pin'
form. They were from Xew York and
had n band with them as Jolly n
crowd as we over hauled and I noticed
many boys nnd girls sprlnklH
among the grown folks.
As the heavy train pulled slowly out
the band played, the women wavel
handkerchiefs and the boys shouted
Half nn hour after the flier left, 77.
the fast stock freight, wound like n
great snake around the bluff after 'It
Ben Buckley, tall .and straight as u
pine, stood on tho caboose. It was bis
flrst train, and ho looked as If bo felt
In the evening I got reports of heavy
rains cas of us, and after 77 reported
"out" of Turner Junction and pulled
over the divide toward Beverly It was
hard all along tho line. By
i tlmo Uroy reached the hill Ben had
bis men out setting brakes tough
work on that kind of a night, but
when tbeifclff engine struck the bluff
the heavy train was well In hand, auc
.1 rolled down the long grade as
- a curtain.
lieu was none too careful, for hair
way down the bill they exploded tor
Pt-doe. Through the driving stor.t
the tail light of the mVr were pr.
ently seen. As thoy pulled eatvfull;.
.ibead Bon tnadr hi way through tlK
mud ami rain to the bead end and
found the train stalled. Just
them was Blackwood creek,
bank full, and toe brldgo swinging
i orer the swollen stream like a grape
At the foot of Beverly hill there Is a
siding a long siding, once used as a
sort of cutoff to the upper
yards. This side track parallel:
the main track for half a mile, and on
this siding Ben. as soon as he saw the
situation, drew in with his train so
that it lay beside the passenger train
ami left the m&ln line clear behind.
It then became Jils duty to guard the
track to the rear, where the second
section of the stock train would soon
It was pouring rain ami as dark as
a pocket Fie started his hind end
brakeman bark on the run with red
lights and torp.oes to warn the second
section well up th bill. Then
walking acros from bis caboose, he
got under the lee of the hind Pullman
sleeper to watch for the expected
The storm increased In violence. It
was not the rain driving In torrents,
not the lightning blazing nor the deafening
crashes of thunder that worried
blm. but the Vnd. It blew a gale. In
the glare of the lightning he could see
the oaks which crowned the bluffs
whip like willows In the storm. It
swept quartering down the Beverly
cut as If it would tear the ties from
under the steel. Suddenly be saw far
up In the black sky a star blazing. It
was the headlight of Second Seventy-seven.
A wbltle cut the wind, then another.
It was the signal for brakes. The second
section was coming down the
6teep srrade. He wondered how far
back his man bad got with the bombs.
Even as he woudered he saw a yellow
flash below the headlight It was
torpedo. The second section was
already well down the top of the bill.
Could they bold It to the bottom?
Like an answer came shorter and
sharper the whistle for brakes. Ben
thought bo knew who was on that engine;
thought he knew that whistle,
for engineers whistle as differently as
they talk. I3e still hoped and believed
knowing who was on the engine
that the brakes would hold the btavy
load, but he feared
A man running up In the rain passed
him Bn shouted and held up bis tan-tern.
It was his brakeman.
"Who'a pulling Second Seventy-seven?"
"How many air cars has be got?'
"Six or eight" shouted Ben. "It'
the wind. Daly the wind. Andy can
hold her If anybody can. But tb
wind; did you ever see such a blow?"
Even while he spoke the cry for
brakes came a third time on the storm.
X frightened Pullman porter opened
the rear door of the sleeper. Five
hundred people lay In the excursion
train, unconscious of this avalancbft
rolllnr down upon them.
The conductor of the flier ran up to
Ben In a panic.
"Buckley, they'll telescope us."
"Can you pull ahead any 7
"The bridge Is out."
"Get, out your passengers," said
"Thore's no time," cried the passenger
conductor wildly, running off. He
was panic stricken. The porter tried
to speak. He took hold of the brake-man's
arm, but his voire died In bin
throat Fear paralyzed him. Down
2teA vpA V',"';Trss5iPJ
IFItf o rattltn'j crash the. ponic that
into the twitch
tho wind came Cameron's whistle
clamoring now in alarm. It meant the
ivorst, aud Ben v It The stock
train was running a ay.
There were plenty of things to do if
there was only time, but there was
bardly time to think. The passengor
;rew were running about like men distracted,
trying to get the bleeping
out Ben knew they could not
possibly reach a tenth of them. In the
Ihought of what It meant an Inspiration
came llko a flash. '
Ho seized his brakeman by the
For two weeks the man carried
tho marks of his band.
'QrrifQfa,wHip fTs.(ra SWNBftr
"Daley." he cried In a voice like a
pistol crack, "get those two stockmen
out of our ! Quick, man! I'm
going to throw Cameron Into the cattle."
It was a chance slnsle. desperate,
but yet a rhauce the only chance that
offered to save the helpless iwsenger
In his dinrze.
If be could reach the siding suite
ahead of the runaway tralu be cotthl
throw the deadly catapult on the siding
ami Into Ids own train and m
save the uneouscious travelers. Before
the words were out of his mouth
he started up the track at topmost
The ancry wind staggered blm. It
blew out his lantern, but he lltinr it
away, for he could throw the switch
In the dark. A sharp gust tore half
his rain coat from bis back. Hipping
off the rest he ran on. When the wind
took his breath he turned his back a:id
fought for another. Blinding suv'
of rain iwured on him. Water streaming
down the track caught his feet. A
slivered tie tripped him. and, falling
headlong, the sharp ballast cut hta
wrists and knees like broken glass. In
desperate baste he dashed ahead again.
The headlight loomed !efore blm like
a mountain of flame. There was llcht
enough now through the sheets of rain
that swept down on him, and there
ahead. the(traln almost on It, was the
Could he make It?
A cry from the sleeplnir children n
In bis heart. Another breath, an Instant
floundering, a slipping leap, and
he bad It. He pushed the key Into the
lock, threw the switch and snapped It
and. to make deadly sure, braced himself
against the target rod. Then he
No whistling now. It was past that
He knew the fireman would have
Jumped. Cameron too? No. not Andy,
not If the pit yawned In front of bis
He saw streams of fire flying from
many wheels, he felt the glare of a
dazzling lisbt nnd, with a rattling
crash, the ponies shot Into the switch.
The bar In his bands rattled as if It
would Jump from the socket, and.
lurching frightfully, the monster took
the siding. A. flare of lightning lit flte
cab as it shot past, and he saw Cameron
leaning from the cab window with
face of stone, bis eyes riveted on th
gigantic drivers that threw n sheet of
fire from the sanded rails.
"Jump!" screamed Bon, useless as
he knew It was. What voice could life
In that bell of noise? What man escape
from thut cab now?
One, two. three, four cars pounded
over the split rails In half as many
seconds. Ben. running dizzily for Ufa
to the right, heard above the roar of
the storm and screech of the sliding
wheels a ripping, leorlng crash, the
harsh scrape of escaping steam, the
hoarse cries of the wounded cattle.
And through the dreadful dark and
the fury of the babe! the wind howled
In a gale and the heavens poured a
Teiubllng from excitement and exhaustion,
Beu staggered down the
main track. A man with a lantern ran
against him. It was the brakeman
who had been back with the torpedoes.
He was crying hysterically.
They stumbled over a body. Seizing
the lantern, Ben turned the prostrate
man over aud wiped the mud from hto
face. Then he held the lantern close
and gave a great cry. It was A tidy
Cameron unconscious, true, but soon
very much alive and no worse than
badly bruised. How the good God
who watches over plucky engineers
had thrown him out from th horrible
wreckage only he knew. But there
Andy lay, and with n lighter heart
Ben headed a wrecking crew to begin
the task of searching for any win
might by fatal chauce have boci
caught In the crash.
And while the trainmen of the
freights worked at the wreck the
train was backed slowly -so
j slowly and so smoothly up over the
switch and past, over the bill and past
and so to Turner Junction and around
by Oxford to Zanesvllle.
When the sun rose the earth glow ed
In the freshness of Its June showr
bath Tho flier, now many miles fr "n
' nAnt lilll tt'n u utwtftjfttw In (ntt . t" 1
ft'V C J ll, 4.i iu iui'i
Omaha, and mothers, waking their lit
tie ones In the berths, told them liow
tlose death had passed while Uiey
lept The little girls did not ii'iit''
understand It, though they tried very
hard, nnd were very grateful to tint
man, whom they never saw and wluin
J they would never see. But the little
, boys never mind the little boys tluy
J understood It to the youngest
on the tram, and fifty times their papas
had to tell them how far Ben ran an 1
Sow fast to save their lives. And on '
little boy I wish I knew his
I went with bis papa to the depot mastir
at Omaha when the flier stopped mxl
rave blm bis toy watch nnd nsked Inn
please to glvo It to that man who bad
laved bis mamma's life by running so
far In the rnln, and please to tell him
bow much obliged be was If he would
be so kind.
So the little toy vuteii cae to our
luperlntendeut nnd so to me, and I, sit
ling at Cameron's bedside talking tho
wreck over with Ben, gave It to him.
And the big fellow looked as pleased as
If It had been a Jeweled chronometer.
Indeed that was tho only medal Ben
The truth Is we had no gold meduls
to distribute out on tho West End In
those days. We gave Ben the best we
bad, and that was a passenger run
But he Is a grout fellow among tho
railroad men. And on stormy nlshH
iwltchmen In the Zanesvllle yards,
itnoklug In their shanties, still tell f
that night, that storm, and how Ben
Buckley threw Second Seventy-seven
tt the foot of Beverly hill.
The Critteedes Record-Press.
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I'v chinp, is dot a choke?
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Yah, dot is dnw I .
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Ya sleeping in roa bed.
Her buMM of de'voa
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It get me awfal larrie
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Hem papers w tm married.
Von bet it vas for der puWie geod
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I'nd lesser eeat and Irewoed
His cold and ttormj weider.
Der good Lord bless der kappj pir
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