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TOILERS OP the COLUMBIA
£ By Paul De Loney ft
1< WJ *uttM>r of " Lort °mC Desert." " orroon Sketches." . JtL,
IT)I and other Pacific Coast Storks kfiS^f
Bhe found it vacant and entered.
The bunici were poorly furnished, and
would have been pronounced unfit for
use by girls reared under different con
ditions from those which had sur
rounded Bankala!s life, but she was
accustomed to the fifhennen and their
ways, and viewed things as they viewed
There was a crude fireplace and some
dry driftwood, but the girl knew that
the southßiders were in close proximity
md would probably be driven ashore
«nd she feared to kindle a tire which
would give warning of her presence.
6be rolled herself in the dingy bed
clothing of the most decent appearing
bunk and attempted to go to sleep.
She expected to awaken before dawn
when she hoped the storm would have
subsided and she might find Dan about
How long ehe had lain there she had
not the time to verify, bnt she wan
■wakened from a half dozing slate by
voioei from the outeide. These rose
abort* the storm which beat upon the
frail structure with an appalling noise.
As they approached nearer and nearer
■be knew that she was about to have
Sankala had often visited the old
ehack and knew of a little loft in the
cook room of the structure where fish
ermen often stored their nets. Taking
two of the old quilts with her slu*
went into the adjoining room and
climbed Into the loft.
The Bouthaiuers began to enter the
place from all directions. They had
been driven ashore by the storm and
naturally took refuse in the camp.
They Boon had a crackling lire in the
fireplace, and began discussing the
days' events in loud voices. Sankala
was thus enaDled to learn what had
taken place on their side of the tight.
But what she wished to know above all
other things was not spoken. The
name of Dan Lapham was not men
The storm continued throughout the
entire night. The men talked, sang
»nd swore. Some tried to sleep, while
others planned for the following day.
Morning dawned upon the storm at
its height. It was nearly midday be
fore it subsided. The sea did not be
come calm enough for the small tishing
boats until late in the afternoon. It
was then that the men began to leave
th« place for another attack upon the
Sankala had heard their plans.
They thought they could reach the
traps and destroy them before the
northalders could come to their defense.
It was then the second afternoon since
the war had begun, and the southsiders
began their attack. The northaiders
were on the alert and seeing the move
ment of the enemy came like an ava
lanche to meet them.
Sankala waß compelled to remain in
concealment, though she could see what
was going on through a crack in the di
lapidated loof. She saw tha men scat
ter on both Bides and realized the plan
of attack, and the mannei ot defenße.
The southsiders had divided into
squads, as they had planned to destroy
the traps at one fell swoop, while the
northslidere divined their purpose and
met them accordingly.
Strain her eyes as she would the girl
could not distinguish one from another
amonvf her friends. They were so far
away that they looked like specks upon
The sun went down upon the contest
ants with honors divided almost equal
ly. They had practically abandoned
their fire arms, and were engaged in a
liand-to-hand fight with their oars.
There was murder in the hearts of
only a few on either side, and but few
shots were exchanged. The casualties
were light in the afternoon engagement.
As darkness closed in, Sankala was
•bout to come from her hiding place
•nd attempt an escape from the island.
But she heard a number of the south
•iders returning to the shack, and soon
learned from their talk that they had
been Btrongly reinforced, and that oth
ers were coming.
The news of the number wounded in
tbe former days' engagement had
reached the south shore and the fisher
men rose up in their fury, joined by
many outside friends, and swore that
they would come in sufficient numbers
to sweep the river and bay of the
jjorthside fishermen and their traps.
f Sankala learned that they intended
to renew the attack at midnight, at
which time their reinforcements would
•nive in larger boats, armed to com
plete the work, and that it wm their
to win at any cost of
property or life.
How to give the warning to her
friends, was the question. The floi
tors remained in the shack while run
**ra were sect in different direction! to
«*gani«e the men for the midnight ad*
A Traitor at the Helm.
The train pulled into Kalama short
ly after dark. It was a special char
tered by the state. The sheriff of Pa
cific county was there to meet it and
had been waiting many hours. Mat
ters managed by state are always de
Kalama is on the banks of the Co
lumbia river and also on the line of
railroad that crosses from north to
An old fashioned beat was tied up
at the decaying and totteiing wharf.
A dark form sat in the pilot house
looking out at the crowd as it emerged
from the train. A danger light bang '
from the port side, and at, the ap
proach of the train, dark imokt, in
termingled with bri^tit red sparks,
shot skyward from the smoke-fltaek.
"Contemptible tin-soldiers!" mut
tered the man in the pilot house.
"Fine lot of dudes come here to shoot
down our fishermen. But they will
not shoot them tonight."
Then he turned the pilot wheel
hack and forth to see that the rudder !
was in woiking order. The boat gave
a lurch and trembled as if frightened
at being disturbed while twinging so
quietly to its moorings.
"1 will give these assassins a trip
for their money tonight," nuitteied
the man at, the wheel in meditative
tones. "When they rind the fisher
men they will be so sick of the sea
that they will do well to handle
themselves let alone a gun."
A company of the state national
guard tiled off the train at the com
mand of their officer, Captain Bud
long. The slier iff of the county led
the way to th« boat. The soldiers had
come under indefinite orders as to
time and brought along a sufficient
amount of luggage for a siege. Most
of the men were clerks in stores, and
some of wealthy men who had joined
the guard for a good time and they
were poorly drilled. It required more
than an hour to get their baggage
aboard the boat. The man in the pilot
house watched them patiently. He
did not care how long thej were kept
there. He was out for delay and
would just as lief have it at one point
The pilot of a Columbia river boat
is universally called "captain." He
ia acquainted with the river as one is
acquainted with his own neighbor
hood. He knows every snag in the
river and every point, as is iequired
of a river pilot.
When the soldiers were aboard it
was found that it only contained the
pilot, engineer and one deck-hand.
There was no one to instruct the offi
cers as to the point at which the fish
ermen were assembled.
"This is strange," remarked the
sheriff to Captain Budlong. "I ex
pected a man here to give us the in
formation as we should proceed. We
will go aloft and inquire of the cap
The boat was now pulling at its
moorings. The steam was up and the
captain was trying the wheel. It was
a stern-wheeler and the great, wet
thing turned over like a eea monster
as the long arms from the engine-room
played on the crank at its axis.
The sheriff and military commander
ascended the little iron stairway which
led to the roof of the boat and ap
proached the pilot house.
"Sorry, gentlemen, but you can't
enter." said the pilot.
"But thiß is the commander of the
militia and he wishes to direct the
course of the boat when the scene of
the trouble 18 reached," said the sher
"The government regulations pro
hibit all persons except the captain
from riding in the pilot house," said
the pilot. "Besides, there is no
necessity for it. I know where the
fishermen are and will take you to
them. They are a harmless, hard
working set of fellows like myself and
will give you no trouble. They will
disperse aa soon as they see us com
Why have the owners of the boat
which we have chartered through the
state sent a southsider aa a pilot"
inquired the sheriff.
"Because there is not a man on the
n«rth side of the river whom the own
era would rißk with the boat," was the
The stcietary of state had wired a
big company at Portland to supply the
militia with a boat to convey it to the
seat of the trouble between the fish
ermen of the two states and which the
northside state chartered for an in
definite time. The steamboat men all
lived on the south side of the river,
the seaports all being on that side.
In sending oat a boat under an Maw-
Rency the company had picked ap »
pilot who was related to and more o
less Identified with the southside fleh
He knew of the proposed midnight
attack of his friends upon the north
aiders and did not intend to leach the
actual scene of conflict in time for in
terference on the part of the militia.
He had intentionally left the repre
sentative of the northside fishermen,
who was to have accompanied the ex
pedition as a boi t o( scout, on the
south shore and was prepared to evade
a collision with the belligerents until
his friends should have the opportun
ity to do all the damage they desired.
The officers knew that under the
government regulations they had no
right to enter the pilot house and after
instructing the pilot to convey them
immediately to the seat of the trouble
they retired to the upper deck.
The boat steamed down the river
like a thing of life. The water was
calm and the craft moved with the
current without effort. Only the
swishing of the wheel that propelled
the vessel broke the silence of the
When once out into the river the
pilot gradually turned the nose of the
craft in a southwesterly direction.
The Colubima widens her channel as
she approaches the ocean until she
reaches the width of over fifteen miles.
It appeared an a wide sea to the offi.
cers and soldiers and the flickering
lights on the north and south chores
looked like so many starß lining the
An hour after midnight had been
reached. The officers hud ascended to
the pilot house and asked impatient
"I cannot be responsible for the de
layed train," replied the pilot. "My
boat is doing her best and will get you
there as soon as possible."
He was now to the south of the
eastern point of Sand island. He had
discovered the dark outline of the boats
of his friends lying in the shadow of
the island shore. To the south he Baw
another line of dark shadows which he
knew was the flotilla of reinforce
ments. He could not account, for this
except an unforseen delay which often
attends the organization of foices.
One thing he did know, and that
was that he would never take the
soldiers where they could mteifere
with his fiiends so long as he could
Suddenly a fishing boat was discov
ered in front of the vessel. The oc
cupant of the little craft was waving
an oar frantically overhead to attract
the pilot. He signalled the engi
neer to reverse the lever and the wheel
began to pull back against the current
which waa taking the boat rapidly to
ward the ocean.
The officers down sairs rushed upon
deck to ascertain the cause of the boat
coming to a halt. They toon discov
ered the figure in the fishing boat and
went to the point where the small craft
was about to collide with the larger
With an ea?e brought about by years
of experience on the water the figure in
the email boat guided the little craft
alonside the laiger vessel and the two
came together without scarcely a jar.
A rope ladder was tin own over the
side of the large vessel and the form
left the fishing boat and glided up the
frail stairway like a shadow.
"Why, it's a woman—a girl!" Haid
Captain Budlong as she stepped on the
"Yes, it is Sankaial' said the sheriff
as he recognized the girl.
(To te continued)
The Girth of Man Increasing.
An excellent illustration of the valus
of records lias been afforded lately re
garding the question of physical degen
eracy. A firm in the north of England
h.'js compared the measurements for
clothing made two generations ago
with those of to-day, the results going
to show that chest and hip measure
ments are now three inches on the av
erage more than they were sixty years
ago. The same conclusion is readied
by the experience of the ready-made
clothiers. These facts, whatever may
be their generality, do not quite dis
pose of the question of degeneracy.
They are What we should expect trom
the more abundant and cheaper food
of the people, their better housing and
improved sanitary surroundings; but
the testimony regarding the untttness
of recruits and progressive lack of
stamina in town, and especially manu
facturing, populations cannot be disre
garded. The girth of man may be In
creasing, but. like a fatting hog, is not
corpulency bringing clumsiness?
For Compuisory Athletics.
Rev. Dr. Percy S. Grant, speaking
before the League for Political Edu
cation, at New York, said that the
coming New Yorker would be ti feet 3
inches high and have the chest meas
urement of a prize fighter, judging
from the increased standard of mo
rality and intellectuality in our uni
versities since athletics became univer
sal and popular, Dr. Grant says that
physical training should be an impor
tant part of the public school system.
He had noticed that 25 per cent of the
national guardsmen were too poor
physically to pass the doctor.
Miss Estell*. Reel, superintendent of
all Indian schools, rectires $3,000 ■ year,
th» highest salary paid as/ woman is
th« fOTtrnmtnt service.
WINTER WINDOW GARDEN.
Simple IlinlH for Thin Method of llraii-
Hljrlag thr Home.
There is nothing prettier or cherrier
tlmn a window-fill of thrifty growing
plants. To have an attractive plant
window, follow these four simple rules:
1. Choose plants adapted to room
culture Hiid to the amount of sunshine
they will receive.
•J. Feed them well.
.'?. Keep them clean.
4. Keep all Insects from them.
An idenl window gulden contains
both foliage and flowering plants,
writes I.ora S. I.a Maine In the House
keeper. There shou d be the most of
the latter. In fact, there need not be
above one or two foliage plants, If
they nre large and hanusoine ones. In
i small collection. They should always
be what are known as specimen plants,
1. c., handsome enough and luxuriant
enough to stand In a Jnrdinier or on ■
pedestal by themselves if one wanted
to have them thus. These, finely de
veloped, bold-outlined specimens ive
breadth and tone to any collection.
If one can afford a flue palm or rub
her plant these are excellent. Hut a
really good Boston fern, or a luxuriant
asparagus sprengeril or plumosa makes
a good substitute or even n bushy rose
geranium or thrifty ennria may be used
with far less drain on the pocket book.
Give foliage plants roomy pots, rich
Roll and generous treatment. In par
ticular keep the dust off from their
leaves by frequent washings. Never
crowd this class of plants. They need
plenty of space to show off well. A
bracket or stand is a good place for
them for this reason.
The majority of window plants
should bo flowering ones. See that
they really are (lowering ones. A flow
orleas flower window Is common
enough, but It Is a fraud. For instance,
almtilon and the begonia aro always
in bloom; oranges anil lemons are per
petually In fruit or flower. Many oth
er kinds of begonias, oxalis, double
petunias, primulas, nicotians, earns
tlons and geraniums, if they are of
flowering size and have not been al
lowed to exhaust themselves by sum
mer blooming, will flower steadily all
winter and spring.
HOW AH SIN WON A WIFE.
Secured n (8,000 Hride Through Trick-
iiifit v Sunday Bchooli
A certain missionary In one of th i
rescue homes in local Chinatown i.'
disgusted and declares that she in
tends to retire and give up the work
of saving souls. All on account of
little "Dan Cupid," who has been
using the mission as a means t<»
further his ends.
One diiy not long ago a neatly
dressed 'Chinaman entered the mission
and Informed the lady in charge that
In a certain alley in Chinatown there
was a slave girl who wished to run
away to the mission and study Christi
anity, but was unable to do so on ac
count of her owner, who was negoti
ating her sale for $2,000 to an old
The next day the missionary made
her appearance in the alley, and with
the help of an interpreter and a po
lice sergeant rescued the girl, wh >
took up her abode in the mission. Sli •
became an interested pupil and soon
About the same time the Chinaman
who had caused the rescue appeared.
This time he wished to join the church
himself, lie hud not been a member
long before he came forward with the
request for a wife, which was granted.
Among the names suggested was Hint
of the rescued girl and he chose her.
Her consent was the only condition,
and, needless to say, that was easily
The wedding was not delayed. The
time taken to deceive the missionaries
had been too long for the loving
hearts, They were unite,) by the mis
sion pastor, jift'-r whirh they left for
a Jossiiouse nmi were married by the
priest; in real Chinese fashion. ■
The last, the missionaries beard of
them they were living in the heart of
Chinatown nnd were worshiping joss,
even more devoutly than their neigh
bor*. Later it was discovered that the
Chinaman, who was really the girl's
lover, but had not sufficient funds with
which to purchase her, bad used i\\
missionary people In this shrewd man
ner. He got the girl he loved with
out paying the JU.iifio. Fsut the mis
sionary has lost her confidence In the
yellow race. —San Francisco Call.
Had Domeatic Hlow.
The honeymoon hadn't even begun
to shoot the chutes irbtn ho CUM
home one evening and found her cry
lng as If her heart would break.
"Why, darling, what in the world
1b the matter?" bo asked.
"Oh, .T-John," Bhe sobbed, "I'm bo
d-discouraged I d-don't know w-what
"What is it, little wifle," he queried
aa he gathered her into bis arms.
"I w-worked all a-afternoon making
c-cnstard pies b-because you are so
f-fond of them," she replied, "and
t they all t-turned out s-sponge cakes.
All man are born equal and all wooi
to art born a little more no.
Lemon marmalade Is quite ns good
as that made from Neville oranges, and
la less widely known. It makes a nice
preserve for breakfast. Take a dozen
sound lemons (those of moderate size
are preferable to the very large one*,
which usually contain a good deal of
pith), slice them vory thinly, and re
move the pips. Allow about three
pints of water to each pound of sliced
fruit. Let this stand for twenty-four
hours, then boil until tender. Pour
Into an earthenware pan, then let It
stand twelve hours or more. Weigh
It, and to every half-pound of boiled
furlt add three quarters of a pound of
lump sugar, 801 l all together until the
syrup becomes of the consistency of
jelly, and the fruit has a transparent
appearance. Pour into jars and tie
Cut unpeolod apples Into quarter*.
wash thorn and put then, still wet.
Into a preserving kettle, cover closely
and bring very slowly to a boll, stir
ring often to prevent scorching until
the juice flows freely. Cook until
broken all to pieces, then strain
through a Jelly bag. Do not squeeze
If you wish the Jelly to bo clear. Re
turn the Juice to the fire, boll for twen
ty minutes, add the Juice of a lemon
and a pound of sugar for every pint of
Juice. Boil up Just once, take from the
tire and pour Into glasses.
Mix together four tableapoonfaia of
flour, a pinch of talt, a very ntti«
cayenne pepper, and three onncea of
grated cheese. Add the beaten yolk of
an egg, and then enough water t«
make a very stiff panto. Roll the pasto
out on n board In a Kneel one eighth of
an Inch thick. Cut the patte Into strips
one-«lgllth Of »n Inch wide and fly»
Inches long, and bake them about ten
minutes In a very hot oven. The/,
should be a very light brown.
Bnttrrmtik l'inlclin K .
Take three quart! of new milk.
warm it, and turn with one <)imrt of
buttermilk; drain the curd through «
sieve; allow It to dry, then pound It
In a mortar, mixing therewith half a
pound of tngar, half a nutmeg, grated,
half the crumb of a roll, four OUOCaa of
warm buffer, the yolks of five and
whites of three eggs, a teacupfuJ of
cream, a few bitter almonds, and ■
wineglassful of brandy. Hake In small
molds, like sponge rake cups, well but
tered, or In a large dish.
You will find this an excellent way
in which to use up the remains of cold
roast beef. Mince the meat very fine
ly, and season with salt, pepper and a
few drops of horseradish vinegar.
Make a good batter with flour, milk
and one egg; mix the meat with this,
and drop it, a spoonful at a time, into
boiling fat. Fry a golden brown, drala
on paper by the fire, and serve as hot
and crisp as possible.
Bent six eggs light, add two table
spoonfuls of cream, a dash of salt ami
cayenne and just before turning th«
mixture into the heated and greased
omelet pan Stir Into the eggs lightly a
minced green pepper, a tomato and a
teaspoonful of minced parsley. Cool
in the usual way arid when set Hllp oft
upon a heated platter and sprinkle
with Parmesan cheese. Pour a well
seasoned tomato sauce about the ome
let and serve at once.
Cream an eighth of a pound of bat
ter with one pound of powdered sugar,
add five well-beaten ens, three tahl<v
spoonfuls of milk and a spice mixture
of a teaapoouful each of cinnamon,
cloves and nutmeg powdered —and
a neaping tablespoonful of ginger. #int
of all fold in a pint of flour that has
been well-sifted with a heaping tea
.spoonful of baking powder. Bake la a
loaf tin In a steady oven.
Carmel I illuir.
Btlr a pinch of soda Into three-quar
ters of a cupful of cream, add a half
cup of sugar and a tablespoonful of
butter. Hoi) until it spin* a thread,
add to It four tablespoonfuls of burnt
sugar or caramel and a teaspoouful of
vanilla. When cool spread on the
Cream a tablespoouful of butter
with a cup of sugar, add the beaten
yolks of three eggs, a gill of water, th«
stiffened whites of the eggs and two
cupfuls of prepared flour. Bake in
layer with caramel filling.
Dissolve the Instantaneous tapioca,
sweeten to taste, add a iitUe lemoa