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COFxTUQHT -1 S 1 0 - BY
DODD, MB.AD and COMPANY.
CAROLYN LEARNS WHY HER UNCLE AND AMANDA PARLOW
DO NOT SPEAK AS. THEY PASS.
8ynoplfc Her father and mother reported lost at sea when the
Dunraven, on which they had sailed for Europe, was sunk, Carolya
May Cameron Hannah's Carolyn Is sent from New York to her bach
elor uncle, Joseph Stagg, at the Corners. The reception given her by
her uncle to not very enthusiastic. Carolyn Is also chilled by the stern
demeanor of Aunty Eose, Uncle Joe's housekeeper. Stagg Is dismayed
when he learns from a lawyer friend of his brother-in-law that Carolyn
has been left practically penniless nnd consigned to his care as guardian.
CHAPTER IV Continued.
"So?" said the carpenter, pushing
bis big spectacles up to his forehead.
"I read about It Too bad too mighty
bad i I remember Hannah Stagg," he
uddod, winking his eyes, Carolyn May
thought, a good deal as Prince did.
"Sou look like her."
"Do I?" Carolyn May returned,
drawing nearer. "I'm glad I do. And
I'm glad I sleep In what used to be
her bed, too. It doesn't seem so lonesome."
"So? I reckoned you'd be lonesome
up there at The Corners," said the
Mr. Parlow stripped another shav
ing from the edge of the board he was
nlumblne. Carolyn May's eager eyes
followed that curling ribbon and her
The carpenter paused before push'
lng the plane a second time the length
of the board. "Don't you want a drlnK
of water, little girl?" he asked.
"Oh, yes, sir I would. And I know
Trlnce would like a drink," she told
"Go right around to the well In the
back yard," said Mr. Purlow. "You'll
fmd a glass there and Mundy keeps a
pan on the well curb for the dogs and
"Thank you, I'll go," the little girl
She honed she would see Miss
Amanda Parlow, but she saw nobody.
She went back to the door of the
carpenter shop and found Mr. Parlow
still busily at work.
"Seems to me," ho said, in his dry
voice, after a little while, "you aren't
much like other little girls."
"Aren't I?" rcspouded Carolyn May
"No. Most little girls that come
here want shavings to play with," said
the carpenter, quizzically eying her
' over his work.
"Ohl" cried Carolyn May, almost
jumping. "And do you give 'em to
'"Most always," admitted Mr. Par
low. "Ohl Can I have some?" she
"All you want," said Mr. Parlow.
When Tim's old hack crawled nlong
the road from town with Aunty Rose
sitting inside, enthroned ninldst a mul
titude of bundles, Carolyn May was
bedecked with a veritable wig of long,
"Well, child, you certainly have made
a mess of yourself," snld the house
keeper. "Has Bhe been annoying you,
"She's the only Stagg that ain't an
noyed me since her mother went
away," said the carpenter gruffly.
Aunty Rose looked at lilm levelly.
"I wonder," she said. "But, you see,
she Isn't wholly a Stagg."
This, of course, did not explain mnt
ters to Carolyn May in tho least. Nor
did what Aunty Hose said to her on
the way homo In tho hot, stuffy hack
help the little girl to understand the
trouble between her uncle and Mr.
"Better not let'Joseph Stagg see you
so friendly with Jedldlah Parlow. Let
sleeping dogs He," Mrs. Kennedy ob
served. CHAPTER V.
May. "Do you know, he's very llb'ral."
"'Llb'ral?' repeated Mrs. uormiey.
I never heard of old Jed Parlow beln'
accused of that before. Did you, Mrs.
Mrs. Maine was the dressmaker;
and she bit off her words when she
spoke, much as she bit off her threads.
No. I never heard Jed 1'ariow
called that no I" declared Mrs. Maine
"Why, yes," little Carolyn May saw
quite eagerly, "he gives me all the
shavings I want. I I guess ioiks
don't Just understand about Mr. Par
low," she added, remembering what
her uncle had first said about the car
penter, "lie Is real llb'ral."
'It's a wonder to me," drawled Mrs.
Gormley, "that ho has a thing to do
with a certain party, Mrs. Maine, con-
slderin' how his daughter feels toward
Mint certain Darty's relation. What
"I guess there's sumpin to De
said on both sides o' that contro
versy," responded the uressmauer.
"Mennln' that mebhe a certain par
ty's relutlve feels Just as cross as
Mandy Parlow?" suggested Mrs. (jorin
"Yep." agreed the other woman.
Carolyn May listened, much puzzled,
She wondered Just who "a certain
party" could be.
Mrs. Maine was called nway upon
some household task and Mrs. Gorm-
W, Syr fix
A Tragic Situation.
Such was the Introduction of Caro
lyn May to The Corners. It was not
a very exciting life she lfiid entered
Into, but tho following two or three
weeks wore very full.
Aunty ltose Insisted upou her being
properly Utted out with clothing for
the summer and fall. Carolyn May
had to go to tho dressmaker's house
to ho fitted and that Is how she be
came acquainted with Chet Goruiley's
Mrs. Gormlcy was helping the dress
maker and they both made much of
Carolyn May. Aunty Hose allowed her
to go for her fitting alone of course
with Prince as a companlou so, with
out doubt, Mrs. Gormley, who loved
a "dish of gossip," talked more freely
with the little girl than she would liuve
done In Mrs. Kennedy's presence
One afternoon tho little girl ap
peared at tho dressmaker's with
Prince's collar decorated with Bhort,
"I take It you've stopped at Jed Par
low's shop, child," said Mrs. Gormley
with a sigh. '
"Ye, ma'am," returned Carolya
"I Reckoned You'd Be Lonesome Up
There at the Corners," said the Car
ley seemed to change the subject of
"Don't your uncle, Mr. Stagg, ever
speak to you about Mandy Parlow?"
she asked the little girl.
Carolyn May had to think about this
before answering. Then she remem
bered. "Oh, yes," she said brightly.
"He does? Do tell I" exclaimed Mrs.
Gormley eagerly. "What does ne
Why, he says her name is Miss
Mrs. Gormley flushed rather oddly
and glanced at the child with suspl-
clon. But little Carolyn May was per
fectly frank and Ingenuous.
"Humph !" ejaculated Chefs mother,
"He never says nothing about beln' in
love with Mainly, does he? They was
goln' with each other steady once.
The little girl looked puzzled.
'"When folks lovo each other they
look at each other and talk to each
other, dou't they?" she asked.
"Well yes generally," admitted
"Then my Uncle Joe and Miss Aninn-
da Parlow aren't In love," announced
Carolyn May with confidence, "for they
don't even look at each other."
rrhey used to. Why, Joseph Stagg
and Mandy Parlow was sweethearts
years and years ago I Long before
your mother left these parts, child.
"That was a lung time 'fore I was
horned," said the little girl wonder
"Oh, yes. Everybody that went to
The Corners' church thought they'd
"My Uncle Joe and Miss Mandy?"
"Then, what would have become of
Aunty Hose?" queried Carolyn May.
"Oh, Mrs. Kennedy hadn't gone to
keep house for Mr. Stagg then," re
plied Mrs, Gormley. "He tried aev'ral
trlflln' critters there at the Stagg place
before she took hold."
Carolyn May looked at Mrs. Gorm
ley encouragingly. She was very much
Interested in Uncle Joe and Miss
Amanda Parlow's love affair.
"Why didn't they get married like
my papa and mamma?" she asked.
"Oh, goodness knows!" exclaimed
Mrs. Gormley. "Some says 'twas his
fault and some says 'twas hern. And
mebbee 'twas a third party's that I
might mention at that," added Mrs.
Gormley, pursing up her Hps In a very
"One day," she snld, growing confi
dential, "It was In camp-meeting time
one day somebody seen Joe Stagg
drivln' out with another girl Char
lotte Lenny, that was. She was mar
ried to a man over In Sprlngdalo ffmg
ago. Mr. Stagg' took Charlotte to
Faith camp meeting.
"Then, the very next week, Mandy
went with Evan Peckham to a barn
dance at Crockett's, and nobody ain't
ever seen your uncle and Mandy Par
low speak since, much less ever walk
One particularly muddy day Prince
met the returning hardware merchant
at the gate with vociferous barkings
and a plain desire to implant a wel
coming tongue on the man's cheek.
He succeeded In muddying Mr. Stagg's
suit with his front paws, and almost
cast the angry man full length Into a
"Drat the beast!" ejaculated Mr,
Stagg. "I'd rather have an epileptic
fit loose around here than him. Now,
look at these clo'es! I declare, Car''
lyn, you've jest got to tie that mongrel
up and keep him tied 1"
"All the time, Uncle Joe?" whis
pered the little girl.
"Yes, ma'am, all the time! If I nnd
him loose again, I'll tie a bag of rocks
to his neck and drop him In the deep
est hole in the brook."
After this awful threat Prince Uved
a prccnrlous existence, and his mis
tress was much worried for him.
Aunty Eose said nothing, but she
saw that both the little girl and her
canine friend were very unhappy.
Mrs. Kennedy, however, had watch
ed Mr. Joseph Stagg for years. In
deed, she had known him as a boy,
long before she had closed up her own
little cottage around on the other road
and come to the Stagg place to save
the hardware merchant from the con
tinued reign of those "trifling crea
tures" of whom Mrs. Gormley had
As a bachelor Joseph Stagg had
been preyed upon by certain female
harpies so prevalent In a country com
munity. Some had families whom they
partly supported out of Mr. Stagg's
larder ; some were widows who looked
upon the well-to-do merchant as a
Auuty Rose Kennedy did not need
the position of Mr. Stagg's housekeep
er and could not be accused of assum
ing it from mercenary motives. Over
her back fence she had seen the havoc
going on In the Stngg homestead after
Hannah Stagg went to the city and
Joseph Stugg's final female relative
had died and left him alone in the big
One day the old Quaker-like woman
could stand no more. She put on her
suubonnet, came around by the road
to the front door of the Stagg house,
which she found open, and walked
through to the rear porch on which the
woman who then held the situation of
housekeeper was wrupping up the best
feather bed and pillows in a pair of
the best homespun sheets, preparatory
to their removal.
The neighbors enjoyed what followed.
Aunty Rose came through the ordeal
as dignified and unruffled as ever ; the
retiring incumbent went away wrath
fully, shaking the dust of the premises
from her garments as a testimony
against "any slch actions."
When Mr. Stagg came home at sup
per time he found Aunty Rose at the
helm nnd already a different air about
"Goodness me, Aunty Rose," he
said, biting Into her biscuit ravenous
ly, "I was a-golng down to the mill-
hands' hotel to board. I couldn't stand
It no longer. If you'd stay here and
do for me, I'd feel like a new man,
"You ought to be made over Into a
new man, Joseph Stagg," the woman
said sternly. "A married man,
No, nol Never that I" gasped the
"If I came here, Joseph Stagg, It
would cost you more money than
you've been paying these no-account
I don't care," 6nld Mr. Stagg reck
lessly. "Go ahead. Do what you
please. Say what you want. Im
Thereby he had put himself Into
Aunty Rose's power. She had reno
vated the old kitchen and some of the
other rooms.. If Mr. Stagg at first
trembled for his bauk balance, he was
made so comfortable that he had not
the heart to murmur.
Of course, Carolyn May let Prince
run at large when she was sure Uncle
Joe was well out of sight of the house,
but she was very careful to chain him
up again long before her uncle was ex
pected to return.
Trlnce had learned hot to chase any
thing that wore feathers; Aunty Rose
herself had to admit that he was a
very Intelligent dog and knew what
punishment was for. But how did he
know that In trying to dig out a mole
he would be doing more harm than
91ST DIVISION COMES HOME
Plans for Reception of Western Men
Is v Being Made.
Washington, D. C The 91st Divi
sion, composed of selected men from
Oregon, Washington and other north-
Brief ReSlime MOSt important western states, which has been hon-
Dailv News Items ored by belng 8elected as one
Udliy IVYi I Willi, combatant divisions to return
from France, probably will disembark
at New York City, and from there will
COMPILED FOR YOU be sent to Camp Merritt, N. J., near
New York, where commodious and
well-heated barracks will be ready for
Events of Noted People, Governments the troopers, according to information
and Pacific Northwest and Other
Things Worth Knowing.
North Carolina Bteamed into New
York harbor Tuesday, bringing a total
of nearly 9000 officers and men of the
army and navy from France.
AT HIS II
obtained at the war department.
At Camp Merritt the soldiers will
be put through the delouslng treat
ment to rid them of any cooties they
- , . T. v..,,i may have acquired in Belgium and
Five transports and the battleship 3
The division may remain In Camp
Merritt a week or twp, depending on
transportation arrangements, but it is
not expected to stay there long. The
The Red Cross canteen service, trip from Camp Merritt to Camp Lew-
both at home and abroad, will be iSj Tacoma, will be in tourist sleepers,
maintained "until every soldier is which will be a welcome change from
home," according to George F. Scott, the box cars which had to be used on
general manager of the American Red the European continent
Cross. The division will be demobilized at
n.oot mimrv mi.ainn tn Ttl- Camp Lewis. As the first step home-
I i it i 1 I r nKAnnarl
garia, according to a report from So- warQ " uaa " -
fia, has demanded the immediate re- trom elgIum' WI1BrB " wttB
, ci,ia whn wo armistice was signed, to Lemans,
taken from eastern Macedonia by the W' a concentration point for divi-
slons awaiting iransuoits iu tumo
Higher shoes for women in 1919, In a ietter to senator Jones, Adju
higher prices rather than reductions, Want-General Harris expresses regret
and short skirts are the views of the that n0 definite date can be fixed for
National Shoe Travelers' association tne demobilization of the organiza-
as expressed in resolutions at the Uon8 of tne Eighth Division, now at
close of its seventh annual convention camp Lee, Virginia. He adds
in Chicago. "This division, which is made up to
President Wilson will return to the a great extent of Pacific Coast men,
United States to attend the closing and tlfe other divisions In the United
sessions of the Dresent coneress. ac- States to include the 20th Division are
nnrrtini? tn nresent nlans. and will last on the order of demobilization.
come back to France for the later sit
tings of the peace congress, says a
Lieutenant David L. Fultz, United
States army, was unanimously elected
president of the new International
Baseball League at a meeting of club
owners in New York Tuesday night.
ing of Clot on
New York, Jan. 6. Colonel Roose
velt died at his home in Oyster Bay
at 4 o'clock this morning.
News of the death of the former
president was received here by Miss
Josephine Strieker, the. colonel's sec- .
retary, in a telephone message from
Miss Strieker said that the colonel
had suffered an attack of. inflamma
tory rheumatism on New Year's day
REDS DRIVEN BACK
UNDER YANK FIRE
With the Allied Army of the Dvlna.
American troops fighting desperate-
At his own request the term was lim- ly near Kadish have driven back Bol-
ited to one year. - ahevlst trooDS which made an advance
August A. Busch, president of An- there. The Bolshevists also launched
heuser Busch, announced this week atjacks 0n the Onega sector and bom-
that he would complete the organiza- m&i ffont . Tne Amerl.
lnttla alnnff tho Pfl-
which within two weeks will enter r """""
the pork packing business in St. Louis trograd road and in the frozen swamps
on a large scale. that border it. The battle was fought
urt.ii.. T,ii t,, w t.i,.. ni in snow from two to four feet In depth.
,111119 11W VUlt ..CO 1.1 im 11 V. I , ,
members-elect of the legislature which American forces captured Kattisn
will pah v ati p Jn Rnlsft Trlnhn. Mnnrtav. I nir An,r a .Honiav nf cnl- fined to hlS TOOIII.
... 1 " Ittat IVlUlluaY, aiivi a u'op"J vt- a .
n tho m tifipn tinn nf the national nrn- i. , orfmiratinn nf The attack of rheumatism settled
- ' . " . ,l Dnml(' richt
hibitlon amendment, it can be said tne amea commanders. Special care VU"U,D' -
safely that one of the first acts of that na8 been taken of the American "ana ana ivirs. nousu - -
jg , ,, .
for a nurse in the village of Oyster
His condition did not at first
body will be to ratify the amendment, wounded, and the body of an Ameri-
. . I tfinrm maa talran harlr miles Bay.
JT"r l,lr v se nd then shipped to Arch- seem to be aiarming and the turn for
"f1""1) """" "l nuc.vau - , ... fho wnrsn is he eved not to have come
. nnAi n hupioi 'i norn wurn hii h
make, the price Is not likely to drop -
..... .... m. , Mnnilov hut t iev were until last nigiu,
for a long while, Mn oannar, ,n antlowlciug colonel Roosevelt's
president ot the national Shoe Retail- M,gg gtrlcker gald.
ers' association, said recently in ad- t I Mp9 Roogeveit caued me on the
... .1 TnnnH a ir riia KAienoviHi h mitMifii u. i -
dressing the national convention of - an,,M telephone shortly before 7 o'clock
that organization. .,.. ,. Uvin.r that the colonel had died early
guns ana launcnea a couaier-aiiacn
Theodore Roosevelt's death came as , hniim held hv Amerl- today. She did not give me any par-
a Bhock to Paris, which was unaware Lan8 in Radish. So hot was the ar- ticulars and I am leaving at once for
of his illness. The public had been tmorv fir that the Americans were Oyster nay.
exnecting the fulfilment of his pro-L,,.hj .omnnrarilv from the vil- "Tie attack must have been very
posed visit to France. The news of lag9 The line, however, was not tak- sudden, un new xears nay unm...-
Colonel Roosevelt's deatn was com- en hack very far and the new posi-jmaiory meuumuam u"
municated by the Associated Press to oro rmiv helH. lonel Roosevelt's right hand which be-
the peace commission and other offi- Tne enemy ala not occupy Kadish came very much swollen. Mrs. Roose-
cials in diplomatic circles, eliciting because the barrage fire from the veil sent ior a nurse in me viims
Keneral expressions of shock and re- a ,! Pn made the nlace unten- and the colonel was mane as comiori-
eret. .hi Rheiu falline on the frozen able as possible. It did not occur to
President Poincare may visit the ground spread their zones of destruc- me at that time that he was seriously
United States in August, writes on twice as far as tney wouia unaer
chorio Dmoaoa in T.'Tnfnrmation. normal conditions.
Miss Strieker went to Oyster Bay
last Saturday to pay the colonel a
visit. She said:
At that time the colonel was sleep-
Carolyn It heartbroken and
decides upon drastic action when
Uncle Joe passe tentenca en
Prince. Read about It In the
After heine rinsed to the DUbllc for
nonrlv twn vears because of the war. Uetron.-An ODservauon u xiav,-
th White Hnuse was reonened to land airplane reached Detroit Sunday ,ne in his room and I did not see him
visitors Friday. trom ElllnSton Field, Houston, Tex., I d jh()re wag notWng in clrcum-
making tne lb&u-mue trip m mm- . . hi iUnegs at tnat ttme to
Edwin T. Earl, owner and publisher , of lym time, and tne last Iap ta"ce h" ta ?
of the Los Angela . Indlanapoll8 at the rate of 122 lt"e d me and
u, V"-" miles an hour, under aaverse weamer toM me of tne colonel.g death t COuld
ciur oi wuiuium, uicu uio nnnrtltinns. The machine was one ot . ..
i... r-..,!0 r 77. . .. . r,. naraiy Deueve u.
mem three wtilcn lett HiUinEton meia ue- t, i. . .-
I i ivirs. nuuaovtriL guvo uic uu vix.-
It Is repirted in Washington that cember 21, on a "Uuu to ueiroit ana . . h, d ,h,
Secretary Lane has been offered the return" trip to test me operation 01 u Jg understood that on,y Mr8.
director-generalship of railroads, and the Liberty, engine and map an air Roosevelt and. tne nurse were wlm
that to make the proposal attractive a route. Wm at the tlme o niB fleatr,. The
nther members of the family are in
von rtertung ueaa. otner partg Qf fte country or abroad.
Copenhagen. Count Geroge F. von The immediate cause of Colonel
Hertling. the former Imperial German Roosevelt's death was pulmonary em-
chancellor, died Saturday night at bolisra or lodgment in the lung of a
Ruhpolding, Bavaria. He had been ill clot from a broken vein, it was said
salary of $50,000. a year is offered.
The British and Dutch governments
have arrived at an agreement regard
ing the status of the former German
emperor. This Information was con
tained in a dispatch to the Telegraaf
from The Hague.
There are 15,000 more British prison
ers in Germany than the British
records show, so that a number of men
previously given up as dead or missing
will return to their homes, it was
stated in London Saturday.
The Pershing Theatre, said to be
the only playhouse in the United
States maintained exclusively for
soldiers, and to which admittance Is
I free, was opened in New York Satur-
day night by the New York Community
i Camp Service.
(TO BB CONTINUED.)
for six days.
London. Count George F. von Hert
ling, former German Imperial chancel
lor, is dead. It was announced in ad
vices received here Sunday.
by one of his physicians.
Seventy Killed in Explosion
Mets. Seventy persons were killed
as a result of an explosion of firedamp
in a mlae near here Friday night
Thirty bodies have thus far been
brought to the surface. Five men
were killed and 21 entombed by a
cave-in at another mine.
Washington, D. C The 1919 war
savings campaign will be opened ac
tively by a nation-wide celebration
on January 17, the anniversary o!
the birth of Benjamin Franklin. Dis
trict ar savings directors in confer
ence here were so informed by Har
old Braddock, the new national di
rector of the war savings movement
That day will be devoted particular
ly, Mr. Braddock said, to the organ
ization of thousands of war savings