Independence enterprise. (Independence, Or.) 1908-1969, March 07, 1919, Page PAGE SIX, Image 6

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"Call the dog, just the same,", re
peated Amanda Farlow. "Prince will
hear you and bark." .
i - "God bless you! So he will," cried
iMr. Stagg. You've got more sense
than any of us. Mimdy.''
j "And I'll have the chapel bell rung,"
' she said.
j "Huh ! what's that for?" ' '-.
I "The wind will carry the sound out
across the cove. The boy, Chet; will
recognize the sound of the .bell and it
j will give him an idea of where home
;is." '
i "Ton do beat all !" exclaimed Joseph
Stagg. starting to leave the house.
I "Find a cap of Chet's, Mrs. Gorm
:ley," she commanded. "Don't you see
Mr. Stagg has no hat? He'll catch his
death of cold."
I "Why, I never thought !" He turned
to speak directly to Miss Amanda, but
she had gone back Into the room and
was putting on her outer wraps. Mrs.
Gormley, red-eyed and weeping,
brought the cap.
Mr. Stagg plunged down the steps
and kept on down the hill to the water
front There was an eating-place here
where the waterside characters congre
gated, and Mr. Stagg put his head In
at the door.
"Some of you fellers come out with
me on the Ice and look for a little girl
and a boy and a dog," said Mr. Stagg.
"Like enough, they're lost in this storm.
And the ice is going out."
They all rushed out pf the eating
house and down to the nearest dock.
Even the cook went, for he chanced to
, know Carolyn May.
' "And let me tell you, she's one rare
little kid," he declared, out of Mr.
Stagg's hearing. "How she come to be
related to that hard-as-nails Joe Stagg
Is a puzzler."
: The hardware dealer might deserve
this title in ordinary times, but this'
was one occasion when he plainly dis
played emotion.
i . Hannah's Car'lyn, the little dhild he
had learned to love, was somewhere on
the Ice In the driving storm. He
would have rushed blindly out on the
rotten ice, barehanded and alone, had
the others not halted him.
i Joseph Stagg stood on the dock and
shouted at the top of his voice:
i "Prince! Prince! Prince!"
The wind must have carried- his
voice a long way out across the cove,
but there was no reply:
Then, suddenly, the clear silver tone
of a bell rang out Its pitch carried
through the storm startlingly clear.
! There was a movement out in the
cove. One field of ice crashed against
another. Mr. Stagg stifled a moan
and was one of the first to climb d(ym
to the level of the ice. I
"Have a care, Joe," somebody
warned him. "This snow on the Ice
will mask the holes and fissures some
thing scandalous."
But Joe Stagg was reckless of his
own safety. He started out into the
snow, shouting again:
"Prince 1 Prince I Here, boy ! Here,
j There was no answering bark. .
I The clanging of the chapel bell was
a comforting sound. Joseph Stagg did
not know that, unable to find the sex
ton, Amanda Parlow had forced the
!church door and was tugging at the
,rough rope herself.
) Back and forth she rang the Iron
clapper, and it was no uncertain note
that clanged across the storm-driven
cove that afternoon. It was not work
to which Carolyn May's "pretty lady"
was used. Her shoulders soon ached
and the palms of her hands were raw
and bleeding. But she continued to
toll the bell without a moment's sur
cease on and on, till her brain swam
and her breath came chokingly from
her lungs.
"Joe ! Joe !" she muttered each time
that she bore down on the bell rope,
anh the iron tongue shouted the word
for her, far across the snow-blotted
Carolyn May was not the first of the
trio caught out on the moving Ice to be
frightened. Perhaps because she had
such unbounded faith in the good in
tentions of everbody toward her, the
child could not Imagine anything real
ly hurting her.
"Oh, Isn't this fun!" she crowed,
bending her head before the beating of
the storm. "Do hang on, Princey."
But Prince could not hang on so
well, now that they faced the wind, ne
slipped off the sled twice, and that de
layed them. Under his skates, diet
could feel the ice heave, while the
resonant cracks followed each other
like a file-fire of musketry.
"Goodness me!" gasped Carolyn
May, "the Ice seems to be going all to
pieces, Chet. I hope it won't till we
get back to the shore."
"I'm hopin" that, too," returned the
He had quickly realized that they
were In peril, but he would not let
Carolyn May see that he was fright
ened no, Indeed!
The boy unstrapped the skates swift
ly. He had a very good reason for re
moving them. If the ieo wns I.iw.t-i,,,,
mio noes, ne might skate right off
tne water, being unable to halt
!v Minuph. !f an the Met 1 runners.
ging the sled and the child, with Prince
slippiug and scratching along beside
Suddenly he came to open water. It
was so broad a chauuel that he could
not hope to leap It ; and, of course, he
could not get the sled and the little
girl across.
."My!" cried Carolyn May, "that
place wasn't here when we came out,
was it, Chet? It must have just come
here. " .
"I don't think It was here before,"
admitted the boy.
Suddenly a sound reached their ears
that startled both ; It even made Triuce
prick up his ears and listen. Then the
dog sat op on his haunches and began
to howl.
"Oh, don't Prince!" gasped Carolyn
May. "Who ever told you you could
sing, just because you hear a church
bell ringing?"
"That's the chapel bell !" cried Chet
Gormley. "Now I'm sure I'm right.
But we roust get around this open
patch in the water."
He set off along the edge of the open
water, which looked black and angry.
The ice groaned and cracked in a
threatening way. He was not sure
whether the floe they were on had com
pletely" broken away from the great
mass of ice in the cove and was al
ready drifting out into the lake or no't.
Haste, however, he knew was im
perative. The tolling of the chapel
bell coming faintly down the wind,
Chet drew the sled swiftly along the
edge of the opening, the clog trotting
along beside them, whining. Prince
plainly did not approve of this.
"Here it is!" shouted the boy in sud
den joy. "Now we'll be all right,
Car'lyn May !"
; "Oh, I'm so glad, Chet," said the lit
tie girl. "For I'm getting real cold, and
this snow makes me all wet."
"Keep up your heart, Car'lyn May,"
he begged. "I guess we'll get through
all right now."
"Oh, Tni not really afraid," the little
girl answered. "Only I'd really like to
be on shore."
Chet hastened on toward the sound
of the tolling bell, sharply on the
watch for other breaks In the Ice.
Here was another a wide-spreading
crevasse filled with black water. Chet
He Turned a Bright Face on Her as
He Struck Out for the Edge of the
Other Ice Floe.
had no idea to which direction he
should turn. And, Indeed, it seemed to
him as though the opening was grow
ing wiuer eacn moment, xne Ice on
which they stood must be completely
severed from that further up In the in
let! .
The boy had become frightened.
Carolyn May had little idea of their
danger. Prince sat up and howled. It
seemed to the boy as though they were
in desperate straits, InrteM.
"You've got to be. a brave girl.
Car'lyn May," he said. "I'm goin" to
swim across this place and then drag
you over. You stick to the sled and
you won't scarcely get wet even."
"Oh, Chet! don't you dare get
drownd-ed I" begged Carolyn May, ter
rified now by the situation.
He turned a bright face on her as
he struck out for the edge of the other
Ice floe. Chet might not have been the
wisest boy who ever lived, but he was
brave, In the very best sense of the
"Don't worry about
May," he chattered.
mo, Car'lyn
The desperate chill of the water al
most stopped the boy's heart.
Three strokes took him across the
patch of open water.
"We'll be all right In a minute,
Car'lyn May!" he called, climbing to
his feet.
And then he discovered something
that nlmost stunned him. Ike line he
had looped around his wrist had slipped
off ! He had no way of reaching the
rope attached to the sled save bv
crossing back through the water.
Chet felt that he could not do It.
"Oh, Chet! Chet!" wailed Carol vn
May, "you've dropped ruy rope!"
What he should do, poor Chet could
net, think-, TTis hratr, rommi r,j
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But what was tho little girl tloing
He saw her hauling in on the wet rope
and she seemed to be spewing to
Prince, for he stood directly before
her, his ears erect, his tail agitated.
By and by lie barked sharply.
"Now, Princey !" Chet heard her cry.
She thrust the end of the rope into
the dog's jaws and waved her mittcnod
baud towards the open water and the
unhappy Chet beyond it.
Prince . sprang around, faced the
strait of black water, shaking the end
of the rope vigorously. Chet saw what
she meant and he shrieked to the dog:
"Come on. Prince! Come on, good
dog! Here, sir!"
Prince could not bark his reply with
the rope in his Jaws, but he sprang
into the water and swam sturdily
toward Chet.
He stooped and seized the dog's fore
legs when he came near nnd helped
him scramble olft on the ice. The end
of the rope was safely in his grasp
again. .
"My goodness! My goodness! I
could sing a hallelujah!" declared
diet, his eyes streaming now. "Hold
on, now, Car'lyn May ! I'm goin' to
drag you ncross. You hang right on
to that sled." .
"Oil, I'll cling to it, Chet," declared
the- little girl. "And do take me off
this ice, quick, for I think it's floating
out with me."
Chet drew on the rope, the sled
moved forward and plunged, with Just
a little splash, Into, the pool.
In a few seconds he had "snaked"
the sled to the edge of the ice floe
on which he stood. lie picked the sob
bing Carolyn May off the sled nnd
then lifted that up too. The little girl
was wet below her waist.
''I'm I'm just as co-old as I I can
be," she chattered. "Oh, Chet! take
me home, please!"
"I'm a-going to," chattered the lad
in return.
He dragged off his coat now, wrung
it as dry as he could and wrapped it
around Carolyn May's legs before he
seated her on the sled again. Then
he seized the rope once more and
started toward the sound of the chapel
Prince began to bark, ne could not
move forward much faster than Chet
did, but he faced the wind and began
to bark with persistence.
"There there's something over
there, Chet," murmured Carolyn May.
She was all but breathless herself.
Then, through the wind and storm,
came a faint hail. Prince eagerly
pursued his barking. Chet tried to re
ply to the hail, but his voice was only
a hoarse croak.
"We've got to keep on we've got to
keep on," muttered the lad, dragging
the sled slowly.
The dog had disappeared. Carolyn
May was weeping frankly. Chet Gorm
ley was pushing slowly through the
storm, staggering at each step, scarce
ly aware in what direction he was
How to Write a Sermon.
Joseph Stagg heard the dog bark
first of all.
ihe men with Mr. Stagg having
spread out on the ice like a skirmish
ing party, now closed in toward the
point from which sounded the dog's
barking. The hardware dealer shout
ed as he ran. He was the most reck
less of them all and on several occa
sions came near falling.-
Suddenly an object appeared in the
smother of falling snow. Hoarsely the
ctog nancea again. Mr. Stagg shouted :
. T f T l..: y, , .
ixt-v, inucei rnncei Here we
The mongrel made for the hardware
merchant and almost knocked him
over. He was mad with joy.
"Show 'em to us, good dog!" cried
Uncle Joe. "Take us to 'em! Where's
Hannah's Car'lyn? Show us, boy!"
Prince lapped Mr. Stagg's face and
then ran off through the falling snow,
barking and leaping. The men hur
ried after him. Twice or thrice the
dog was back, to make sure that he
was followed. Then the men saw
something outlined in the driving snow.
"Uncle Joe ! Uncle Joe I"
The child's shrill voice reached the
hardware merchant. There was poor
Chet, staggering on, leaning against
the wind, and pulling the sled behind
"Well, you silly chumn!" prowled i
Joseph Stagg. "Where're you going,
"Oh, Uncle Joe!" wailed Carolyn
May, "lie Isn't anything Irk that at
all ! He's just the bravest boy ; And
iiu a un iv ei U11U COIU.
At the conclusion of this declaration
poor Chet fell to his knees and then
slipped quietly forward on his face
"I vum 1" grunted the hardware deal
er, "I guess the boy is all in."
But Chet did not lose consciousness.
He raised a faint murmur which
reached Mr. Stagg's ears.
"I I did the best I could, Mr. Stagg
Take take her right up to mother!
She'll fix Car'lyn up, all right."
"Say, kid!" exclaimed the cook, "I
guess you need a bit of flxin' lip your
self. Why, see here, boys, this
been in the water and his clothes
Bottomless Pools Mysteries
of Chimney Rock Section of
Mountains of North Carolina
Nowhere else ou our continent nro
more pronounced evidences found of
nature's tremendous cataclysms than
In the mountain sections of western
North Carolina, (intuitu bowlders
split iu twain as by a giant hummer,
mighty fissures torn in the sides of
lofty peaks, bods of streams upheaved
In colossal mounds of Juxxed rock, or
with great cavernous holes rent In
t Item these arc seen on every side.
One of the nn-culled mysteries Is (ho
"bottomless pools" In the fur-fumed
flil i ,m.. lioetc section. The gorgo
through which pours the Hood 'f
Kooky Broad liver Is tt great fissure
torn through the very heart of the.
mountains. From the moment tho
waters enter the head of the gorge the
river becomes a tempestuous torrent,
plunging along a bowlder'stivwii bed,
sending rucks grinding against rocks,
I. .l.ivvrtvvill'lt 111 a series Ul lua"
cades to disappear at length with it
wild plunge Into the bottomless pools.
No one knows how deep they are.
iv ..fT.i-f trt Knmiil them has been
ihniifr kuivoss. At the foot of tl
cataract the first of these pools pn
t-to imllliiL' surface, from which
leans unc-atd a blinding spray, drench
ing the limbs of trees that hung high
above it. The second pool Is like a
simmering pot, while over the rim of
the third, or last of tho pools, the over
flow trickles with a musical gurgle,
spreading out Into a shallow crystal
stream that aniMes away gently to the
valley beyond the cascades.
Tracts in North Pacific
as Large as This Country
With Unfathomed Depths
There has been dlscussod the need
of a comprehensive exploration of the
Pacific ocean. It is believed, observes
a writer, that such an undertaking
should be on a fur greater scale than
has hitherto been attempted, .nnd that
future work should be broadly ureal
rather than local, as on single Islands,
or linear, as In single voyages. The
work of the magnetic survey ship Car
negie, which makes repeated trips over
many Interwoven sea routes, Is an ev
ample of the kind of exploration that
is wanted. In the opinion of men of
science, it should be continuous
through ten or twenty years. It lias
been shown how little definite Infor
mation the world has abut the largest
of the oceans. One specialist declares
thnt in the north Pacific there is a
tract twice as large as the United
States thaf has been crossed by only
a single line of sounding at Intervals
of 250 miles wide, and thnt there are
a number of tracts as large as this
country that ure entirely unfathomed.
With the Mesmiths
The Way of It.
"They don't reckon prize fights as
they do money."
"How do you mean?"
"In money it takes ten mlllslo make
one cent, but In the ring It takes hun
dreds of pounds to make one mill,"
Her Divorce "Suits."
Male Friend
Looking forward
to your divorce,
Mrs. Flyppe
Yes j I'm simply
dying to see what
the papers will
say about my cos
tumes. Good to His Folks.
"See here, Jones, why. don't you
sprinkle ashes on your ley' sidewalk?"
"Because I don't want to deprive mv
family of any pleasure. You have no
Idea how it amuses tho children to see
peoplo slip and fall down."
The Truth.
"He told his wife their evenings at
the club were very quiet and harmless
ones, and that sometimes for hours at
a time they would just, sit around the
table and hold hands."
"Just so; he was speaking by the
Don't Do It.
"You wouldn't
wear an overcoat
that way. Yet
many men "
"Seem to wear
their dispositions
wrong side out."
Coarse Bark.
"I reckon you wouldn't bolieva if
ma'am," remarked the backwoods'
n T, gimme oia lady from the
thickly populated districts, "but lots;
uE.u.., we are kept awake by the
bark o' dogwood trees."
Quite a Difference.
"There is quite a difference between
the blowhard and the garrulous to
per." ."Say it."
"One is inebriated w ith the exuber
ance of his own verbosity and the oth
er is verbose with the exuberanco of
his own inebriation."
The Market Value.
"I will pledge you my honor to re
pay a loan
"Oh, your" honor is security, Is ltt
auw mucn ao you want?
The Premier Municipal Hotid House
MORK1S BUILDING. 309-311 Mark M.
Government and
Municipal lloiuls
Sure! High Heels
Cause Corns But
Who Cares Now
You reckless men and women who
are postered with corns and who have
at loust once U week invited till awful
death from lockjaw or blood poison
are now told by a Cincinnati authority
to use a drug called fit-ozone, which
tho moment a few drops ure npplled
to any corn or callous tho soreness Is
relieved and soon the entire corn or
callous, root and all. lifts off with the
fingers. .
Kreozonc dries the moment it is Bp
piled, and simply nhrlvels the com or
callous without luClainlng or cvon ir
ritating the surrounding tissue or skin.
A small bottle of freezouo will cost
very little at any or tho drug stores,
but will positively rid one's feet of
every hard or soft corn or hardened
callous. If your druggist hasn't any
freezone ho can get it at any whole
sale drug house for you. Adv.
Monopolizes It Herself.
It sometimes huppetts thnt a married
man bus a preut deal to Bay, but his
wife won't let him aay It.
Grandmother's Hccipe
Bring: Hack Color and "
Luster to Hair.
That beautiful, even shado of dark,
glossy hair can only bo had by brew
ing a mixture of Sage Tea and Sul
phur. Your hair Is your charm. It
makes or, mars tho face. When it
fades, turns gray or streaked, just an
application sr two of Sage and Sul
phur enhances its appearance a hun
Don't bother to prepare the mix
ture; you can get this famous old
recipe Improved by tho addition of
other ingredients at a small coat, all
ready for use. It is called Wyeth's
Sago and Sulphur Compound. This
can always be depended upon to bring
hack the natural color and lustre of
your hair.
Kverybody uses Wyeth's Sago and
Sulphur Compound now because it
darkens so naturally and evenly that
nobody can tell It has been applied.
You 6imply dampen a sponge or soft
brush with it and draw this through
the hair, taking one small strand at a
time; by morning tho gray hair has
disappeared, and after another appli
cation it becomes beautifully dark and
appears glossy and lustrous. This
ruady-to-use preparation Is a delight
ful toilet requisite for those who de
sire dark hair and' a youthful appear
ance. It is not intended for the cure,
mitigation or prevention of disease.
Spoiled It.
"Jack said you were a bird."
ly," she exclaimed, delighted,
parrot." Boston Transcript.
"Yes, a
Cuticura Soothes Baby Rashes.
That itch nnd burn wiih hot hntlis
of Cuticura Soap followed by gentle
anointings; of Cuticura Ointment.
Nothing better, purer, sweeter, espe
cially if a little of the frnsrnnt Cuti
cura Talcum Is dusted on at the fin
ish. 25c each everywhere. Adv.
The Waves of Michigan.
When I see the waves of Lake Mich
igan toss in the bleak snowstorm,
see how small and Inadequate the com
mon poet Is. But Tennyson, with his
eaglo over the sea, has shown his suf
ficiency. Emerson's Journal.
Useless Noises.
c e . 1 1 . .. . .
ouiuo iuikb can saw woou and say
nothing, but a kid can't even cut one
little measly tooth without raising the
Nets for Smugglers.
A curious method of preventing
smuggling instituted by the Italian
governments the fixing of a metallic
net along the length oT the Swiss fron
tier. The net is of five-mesh steel
wire about nine feet .high, and there
are gateways at different points.
Grenulafed Eyelids,
Eye inflamed by expo
sure to Sun, Dust and Wind
'RCfer 9"icky relieved by N
y SGiJ EycBcmedy. NoSma
just Kye Comfort.
mckly relieved by Murine
Your Druggists or by mail 60c 'per Mottle.
For Honk ol (lie Eye free write h it
Murine Eye Remedy Co., Chicago.
Are You Satisfied? bf.hnke.wai.ker
uJll? bl?,?ea,t', most Prfectly equipped
" es iralnl"S School In the North
west. Fit yourself for a higher position
with more money.. Permanent pouitlons
assured our Graduates.
Portend fr catal0S Fourth and Yamhill,
Baby Colds
require treatment with a remedy that eon
tains no ppiales. Piso's It mild but effee.
tivej pleasant to take. Ask your druggist for
Rttahliftlicd 0,4
lhlwy, 2151.
Twenty-Five Yuri
Canton, Ohio.'! tiuflVrod fmm ,
female trouble which f turned m much
HUITorltio;, mid tw
doctor tincijpj
thut 1 would hnvi
to go throtii-h m
operation bciuru
could tfet well. .
bad ! heiH.-j.
l.ydlnE. l'iiikhumi
Vegetable i:w
pound, advise ms
to try UU-foro ub
milling to mi opcr.
tion. ltrdi.vt'dme
from mv troubu
f I enn do my bouso work without im
c'.idieultv. I adviiw any woman who u
BlllicteJ with femwlti troubles to giv
l.ydia K. rinkhnm'a Vegetable Cum.
pound a trial ami It will do as much for
them." Mrs. WARtH LoYD, IVH 6th
St., N. R, Canton, Ohio.
Sometimes thero ara Bcrloi,. condl
tie ns w here a hospital operation it the
only alternative, but on tho other haruj
tto many women have been cured by tint
famous root and herb remedy, l ydia
I'inlihatn's Vegetable Compound, after
doctors have said that an operation sru
necessary every woman who wanti
to uvold nn ocriition should give it i
fair trial before submitting to such i
trying ordeal.
'l f complications exist, write to I.ydii
M. l'inkham Medicine 'o., Lynn, Miu.,
for advice. Tho result of nianyyewi
experience is ut your service.
Few Motives Entirely Unselflih.
Tho gold of our best motives Is o
mixed with tho dross of HoIflslmeM
and unworthliiess that wo can (wi
ther take too much t credit to our
selves for any of our good deeds, nor
afford to throw discredit upon tnj
performed by our neighbor.
Have Much the Same Tnougrt.
A luxury la something wo aro apt
to think our neighbors cannot afford,
and our uelKhbors aro opt to think
v.e cannot afford themselves.
Allan's Foot-Fjwo. thntWpttc powitor. Malta
ttirht or nw nhn fol wuy. Rwllrv Com.
Ilunienn. lint, Hwolli-n, Tandnr, AciiinB l'ft Sold
i-virrywhnrit. 2Jc Kon't Knpt liny ulUtut
Suniplo KKKE, Aildrm. Allan 8, Olmutwl, 1
Koy. N. Y. -
Anatomical Query.
Harry was fond of drawing, espe
cially pictures of animals, One day
ho was trying to draw a horse and
got along nicely'uutll he came to the
legs. After neveral unsuccessful at
tempts ho asked: ."How do a horse's
legs begin, I wonder?"
TI1K KQUITIHT. 11 weeks, 2.ri-; 5c a
coiiy. Drawer I), LonKbratu-h, Wanti.
Some Difficulties,
. It is almost as difficult for some
women to get their hats on in the eve
ning as it is for the men to get tliolra
on In tho morning.
Bill Puzzled,
iflll, ago three, was ready for bed,
but before being tucked In for the
night, knelt at his bedside to nay hl
prayer. lie repeated it without a nii
tako until he was ready to say,
"Amen" -then he forgot, and culling
to his mother, said, "Now, how do you
say 'good-by'?"
Daily Thought
Great men stand like solitary towers
in tho city of God Longfellow.
Real Hardships.
Said the near cynic: "Next t-j ob
serving all the traffic regulations, the
hardest thing Is to remove a fish bono
from the mouth on yer fork." (
Optimistic Thought.
The bravest of men have tho least
of brutal, bullying Insolence.
Cuticura Soap is
Easy Shaving tor
Sensitive Skins
Thm Naw Up-to'data Catlcnra HathuJ
W AW iw m m m MJ A.9
Bought. Sold, RentJ and ReP"1'11
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Do Your Own E'lurcibSnS
By buying direct from as at wholennle prieel
and save the plumber's profits. Write us to
day your needs. We will give you our rock
bottom "dlreet-to-you" prices, f. o. b. rail "
boat We actually save you from 10 to 86 P
eent All goods guaranteed.
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212 Third Street. Portland, Ores""
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No. 10, 1919,