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Pat Franies was a very ou conductor, but old man Sankey was a veteran when Pat Fran 'Cls began braking. Bankey ran a pas senger train when Jimmie Brady was running, and Jimmie afterward enlist ed and was killed in the Custer fight. There was an odd tradition about Bankey's name. He was a tall, swarthy fellow and carried the blood of a Sioux chief in his veins. It was in the time of the Black Hills excite iment, when railroad men, struck by the gold fever, were abandoning their 'trains, even at way stations, and strik ing across the divide for Clark's Cross ing. Men to run the trains were hard ,o get, and Tom Porter, tralnmaster, was putting in every man he could pick up without reference to age or color. Porter-he died at Julesburg after ward-was a great jollier, and he was not afraid of anybody on earth. One day a war party of Sioux clat tered into town. They tore around Ilke a storm and threatened to scalp 'everything, even to the local tickets. The head braves dashed in on Tom Porter, sitting In the dispitcher's of dIce upstairs. The dispatCher' was hid ftag under a loose plank in the baggage Iroom floor. Tom, being bald as a sand 'hill, considered himself exempt from scalping partles. He was" b king a game of solitaltr when'the bb. edown on him and interested hem at once. t led to a patey, wlcb ended in er's hiring the whole band to ,brake on freight trains, Old man San key is said to have been one of that orginal war party. 'INow, this is merely a cabooe story, told on winter night' when trainmen l ft stalled' in the "iiow driftlng down foin the Bloux eOnbitty. But what fol. lows is better attested. SIankey, to start with, had a peculiar Iname - an unpronounceable, unspell able, unmanageable name. I never erd it. so I can't give it. It was as bird to catch as ' an Indian cur, and that name made more trouble on the payrolls than all the other names put together. 'Nobody at headquarters could handle It. It was never turned In twice alike, and they were" always Swriting Tom Porter about the thing. Tom explained several times that It w6s Sltting Bull's ambassador who Vwas drawing lh! imoiiney and that he isually signed the payroll with a toma 'hawk. But nobody at Omaha ever knew how to take a joke. The first time Tom went down he 'was called in very solemnly to ex plain again about the name, and, be iag in a hurry and very tired of the whole business, Tom spluttered: "Hang it, don't bother me any more ( about that name. If you can't read It, make it Sankey and be done with It." 1 They took Tom at his word. They actually did make it Sankey, and that's I how our oldest conductor came to bear the name of the famous singer, and more I may say-good name as it was and is. the Sioux never disgraced it. Probably every old traveler on the system knew Sankey. He was not only always ready to answer questions, but, what is much more, always ready to answer the same question twice. It is that which makes conductors gray headed and spoils their chances for heaven-answering the same questions over and over again. Children were apt to be a bit startled at first sight of Sankey, he was so dark, but he had a very quiet smile that always made them friends - after the second trip through the sleepers, and they ;sometimes ran about asking for him ter he had left the train. Of late years-and it is this that urts-these very same children, grown ever so much bigger and riding again to or from California or Japan or Aus tralia, will ask when they reach the West End about the Indian conductor. But the conductors who now run the overland trains pause at the question, checking over the date limits on the argins of the coupon tickets, and, anding the envelopes back, will look t the children and say slowly, "He n't running any more." If you have ever gone over our line 1o the mountains or to the coast you may remember at McCloud, where they change engines and set the diner in or out, the pretty little green park to the east of the depot, with a row of catalpa lke a glass of spring water. If it happened to be Sankey's run and a regular West End day, sunny and delightful, you would be sure to see tanding under the catalpas a shy, ark skinned girl of fourteen or fifteen ears silently watching the prepara ons for the departure of the over And after the new engine had been backed, champing, down and harnessed to its long string of vestibuled sleep ers; after the air hose had been con neeted and the air valves examined; after the engineer had swung out of I his cab, filled his cups and swung in again; after the fireman and his helper had disposed of their slice bar and bhovel and given the tender a final srinkle and the conductor had walk ed leisurely forward, compared time with the engineer and cried, "All abo-o-o-ardl" then as your coach mov ed slowly ahead you might notice un der the receding catalpas the little girl waving a parasol or a handkerchief at the outgoing train-that is, at Con inctor Sankey, for she was his daugh tsr, Neeta Sankey. Her mother was Spanish and died when Neeta was a wee bit. Neeta and the limited were Sankey's whole world. When Georgia Sinclair began pulling the limited, running west opposite Fo ley, he struck up a great friendship with Sankey. Sankey, though he was hard to start, was full of early day stories. Georgie. it seemed, had the faculty of getting him to talk, perhaps because when he was pulling Sankey's train he made extraordinary efforts to keep on time-time was a hobby with Sankey. Foley said he was so careful of it that when he was off duty he let his watch stop just to save time. Sankey loved to breast the winds and the floods and the snows, and if he could get home pretty near on schedule, with everybody else late, he was happy, and in respect of that, as Sankey used to say, Georgie Shilair could come nearer gratifying keys ambition- thai any runneir we.i.d Even the firemen used to =observe that the young engineer, always: neat, Slooked still neater the days, ta~at he took out Sankey's train. By' by there was an Introduction; und the eatalpas.ia After that It wai notietd that Georgle began wearing gloves on the engine-not kid gloves, but yellow dogakin-and blaek silk shirts. He bought them in Denver. - Then-an odd way engineers haMe z paying compliments - when Q.e.o ,le y tjtraihe big riPe wud vea short, Ihoarse ea, a most peculiar note, just as theyrdrew I'at Sankey's bonge, 'whlch st3,l on the brow of the hill west,of the yards. Then 4ieeta woild kniow that No.' 2 and her father and nnatiairly .r Sin calir were in again and all safe and sound. When the railway tralnmen held - their division fair at'MeOaded, ; there was a lantern to be votedto the 'most I popular conductor--a 'gold platedd lin. a tern, with a green curtain In the globe. v Cal Stewart and Ben Doton, who were r very swell conductors and great. rivals, b were the favorites and had the town t divlded pver their chances for win- y ning it. But during the last moments Georg I Sinclair stepped up to the booth and a cast a storm of votes for old man t Bankey. Doton's friends and Stewart's i laughed at first, but Sankey's votes 6 kept pouring in amazingly. The fa- t vorites grew frightened. They pooled 7 their issues by throwing Stewart's vote = to Doton, but it wouldn't do. Georgiae t Sinclair, with a crowd of engineers- - Cameron, Moore, Foley, Bat Mullen and Burns--came back at them with such a swing that in the final round up they fairly swamped Doton. San key took the lantern by a thousand votes, but I understood it cost Georgie and his friends a pot of money. Sankey said all the time he didn't want the lantern; but, just the same, he always carried that particular lan-. tern, with his full name, Sylvester San key, ground into the glass just below the green mantle. Pretty soon, Neeta being then eighteen, It was rumored that Sinclair was engaged to Miss San key-was going to marry her. And marry her he did, though that was not until after the wreck in the Blackwood gorge, the time of the big snow. It goes yet by just that name on the West End, for never was such a win ter and such a snow known on the plains and In the mountains. One train on the northern division was stalled six weeks that winter, and one whole coach was chopped up for kindling wood. But the great and desperate effort of the company was to hold open the main line, the artery which connected the two coasts. It was a hard winter on trainmen. Week after week the snow kept falling and blowing. The trick was not to clear the line; it was to keep it clear. Every day we sent out trains with the fear we should not see them again for a week. - Freight we didn't pretend to move. Local passenger business had to be abandoned. Coal, to keep our engines and our towns supplied, we were oblig ed to carry, and after that all the brains and the muscle and the motive power were centered on keeping Nos. 1 L and 2, our through passenger trains. running. Our trainmen worked like Americans. 1 There were no cowards on our rolls. i But after too long a strain men be e come exhausted, benumbed, indifferent, reckless even. The nerves give out, 2 and will power seems to halt on inde cision, but decision Is the life of the fast train. None of our conductors stood the a hopeless fight like Sankey. Sankey d was patient, taciturn, unttring and, in aI conflict with the elements, ferocious. I- All the lighting blood of his ancestors ; eemed to course again in that struggle f with 'the winter kiing. I can see him n yet on bitter Says standlng alongside r the :track ,in a lheavy pea Jacket and THE Security State Bank of Havre Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits $35,000.00 We receive deposits in any sum from $1.00 up, and pay interest at the rate of 4 per cent compounded semi-annually. All em ployees are bonded in the United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company. We are insured against burglary and day-light hold-up, and are under the direct supervision of Montana's State Bank Examiner. Your Banking Business Is Respectfully Solicited. OFFICERS: DIRECTORS W. A. CLARK, President W. A. CLARK . C, F. MORRIS 8. McKENNAN, Vice President ROBT. T. F. SMITH. Cashier 8. MoKENNAN A. 8. CHASE, Assistant Cashier O. 8. GOFF ROBT. T. F. SMITH :...~ ~ ~~~~~~~I -- ..·;··.·\ ..·.. ". Napoleon boots, a sealkkin rap drawn snuggly over his* straight bl~kek air, watching, ordering, signa lIn while No. 1, with its frost bitten sleepers be hind a rotary, struggled to buck through the ten and twenty foot cuts which lay bankful of snow west of -MCloud. Not until April did it begin to look as if we should win out. A dozen' times the line was all but choked on us. And then, when snowplows were disabled and train crews desperate, there came a storm that discounted the worst blizzard of the winter. As the reports rolled in on the morning of the 5th, growing worse as they grew thicler; Neighbor, dragged out, played out, mentally and physically, threw up his hands. The 6th it snowed all day, and on Saturday morning the section men reported thirty feet in the Black wood canyon. It was 0 o'clock when we got the word and daylight before we got the rotary against it. They bucked away till noon, with discouraging results, and came in with their gear smashed and a driving rod fractured. It looked as if we were beaten. No. 1 got into McCloud eighteen hours late. It was Sankey's and Sin clair's run west. There was a long council in the roundhouse. The rotary was knocked out. Coal was running low in-the chutes. If the line wasn't kept open for the coal from the mountains, it was plain we should be tied until we could ship it from iowa or Missouri. West of Medicine Pole there was an other big rotary working east, with plenty of coal behind her, but she was reported stuck fast in the Cheyenne hills. Foley made suggestions, and Dad Sinclair made suggestions. Everybody had a suggestion left. The trouble was, Neighbor said, they didn't amount to anything or were impossible. "It's a dead block, boys," announced Neighbor sullenly after everybody had done. "We are beaten unless we can get No. 1 through today. Look there! By the holy poker, it's snowing again!" The air was dark in a minute with whirling clouds. Men turned to the windows and quit talking. Every fel low felt the same-at least all but one. Sankey, sitting back of the stove, was making tracings on his overalls with a piece of chalk. "You might as well unload your pas sengers, Sankey," said Neighbor. "You'll never get 'em through this winter." And it was then that Sankey propos ed his double header. He devised a snowplow which com bined in one monster ram about all the good material we had left and sub matted the scheme to Neighbor. Nelgh bor studied it and hacked at it all be could and brought it over to the office. I It was like staking everything on the last cast of the dice, but we were in the state or mind which precedes a desperate venture. It was talked over for an hour, and orders were finally (Continued on Page Three.) . WV. GROSS Licensed Under taker & Em balmer Tinner and Sheet Metal W All Kinds of Worker,.. 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