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CAROLYN LEARNS WHY HER
OO NOT SPEAK
Synopsis. Her father and mother reported lost at sou when tho
Dunravcn, on which they hnd soiled for Europe, wits Mink, Carolyn
Slay Cameron Hannah's Carolyn la sent from New York to her bach
elor uncle, Joseph Stagg. at tho Corners. Tho reception Riven her by
her uncle Is not very enthusiastic. Carolyn Is also chilled by tho stern
demeanor of Aunty Itose, Undo Joo'a housekeeper. Stagg Is dismayed
when he learns from a lawyer friend of his brother-in-law that Carolyn
has been left practically penniless and consigned to his care as guardlau.
CHAPTER IV Continued.
"So?" said the carpenter, pushing
his big spectacles up to his forehead.
"I read about it. Too bad too mighty
badl I remember Hannah Stngg," ho
added, winking his eyes, Carolyn May
thought, a good deal as Prince did.
"You look like her."
' "Do 17" Carolyn May returned,
drawing nearer. "I'm glad I do. And
Fm glad I sleep In what used to be
her bed, too. It doesn't seem so lone
some." "So? I reckoned you'd bo lonesome
up there at The Corners," said the
Mr. Parlow stripped another shav
ing from the edge of the board ho was
plumbing. Carolyn May's eager eyes
followed Uiat curling ribbon and her
i The carpenter paused before push
ing the plane a second time the length
of tho board. "Don't you want a drink
of water, little girl?" he asked.
"Oh, yes, sir I would. And I know
Prince would like a drink," she told
"Go right around to the well In Uic
back yard," said Mr. Parlow. "You'll
find a glass there and Mandy keeps a
pan on the well curb for tho dogs and
j -Thank you, I'll go," the HtUc girl
j She hoDcd she would sco Miss
Amnmin Parlow, but she saw nobody,
j 8ho went back to the door of the
carpenter shop and found Mr. Parlow
still busily at work. '
i "Seems to me," he said, In his dry
voice, after a little while, "you aren't
much like other little girls."
; "Aren't IT responded Carolyn May
"No. Most littlo girls that come
hero want shavings to play with," said
tho carpenter, quizzically eying her
over his work.
"Ohl" cried Carolyn May, almost
dumping. "And do you give 'em to
I ""Most always," admitted Mr. Par
low. "Oh Can I bavo some?" she
"All jroa want," said Mr. Parlow.
When Tim's old hack crawled along
tho road from town with Aunty Itose
ttttlng Inside, enthroned amidst a raul
'tltude of bundles, Carolyn May was
fcedecied with a veritable wig of long,
I "Well, child, you certainly havo mado
a mess of yourself," said tho house
keeper. "Has sho been annoying you,
Wldlali Parlow T
1 "She's tho only Stagg that ain't an
noyed mo Bin co her mother went
away," said tho carpenter gruffly.
' Aunty Hose looked at him levelly.
"I wonder," sho said. "But, you see,
alio Isn't wholly a Stagg."
! This, of course, did not explain mat
ters to Carolyn May In tho least Nor
'did what Aunty Itoso said to her on
ttho way homo In tho hot, stuffy hack
iielp tho littlo girl to understand the
ftroublo between her undo and Mr.
"Better not let Joseph Stagg sco you
so friendly with Jcdldlau Parlow. Let
sleeping dogs He," Mrs. Kennedy ob
served. CHAPTER V.
A Tragic Situation.
Such was tho Introduction of Caro
lyn May to Tho Corners. It was not
a very cxdting Ilfo sho had entered
Into, but tho following two or three
weeks were very full. '
Aunty Itoso Insisted upon her being
properly fitted out with clothing for
tbo summer and full. Carolyn May
hail to go to tho dressmaker)! house
to bo lilted uwl that Is how sho be
came acquainted with Chot Gorniley's
Jfn. Gonnlcy was helping tho dress
maker and (hoy both mado much of
Carolyn Muy. Aunty Jlose ullowed tier
in up for, her fitting ulorio of courso
COPVRKatT -1 9 1 0 1 V
UNCLE AND AMANDA PARLOW
AS THEY PASS.
with Prlnco as n companion so, with
out doubt, Mrs. Gormley, who loved
n "dish of gossip," talked more freely
with tho little girl than she would hnvo
done In Mrs. Kennedy's presence.
One afternoon the littlo girl np
peared at tho dressmaker's with
Prince's collar decorated with short,
"I take It you've stopped at Jed Par
low's shop, child," said Mrs. Gormley
wiia a sign.
"Yes, ma'am," returned Carolyn
May. "Do you know, he's very llb'rnl."
"Llb'rnl?' repeated Mrs. Gormley.
"I never henrd of old Jed Parlow bcln'
accused of that before. Did you, Mrs.
Mrs. Malno was the dressmaker;
and she bit ofT her words when sho
spoke, much as she bit ofT her threads.
"No, I never hoard .led Parlow
called that no!" declared Mrs. Maine
"Why, yes," little Carolyn .May said
quite eagerly, "he gives me all tho
shavings I want. I I guess folks
don't Just understand about Mr. Par
low," she added, remembering what
her uncle had llrst said about the car
penter. "He Is real llb'rnl."
"It's a wonder to me," drawled Mrs.
Gormley, "that he has n thing to do
with a certain party, .Mrs. Maine, con-
slderln' how his daughter feels toward .
that certain party's relation. What
d'you think?" ,
"I guess there's sumpln to be
said on both sides o' that contro- j
versy," responded the dressmaker. '
"Mcanln' that mebbe a certain par- J
ty's relntlve feels Just us cross as
Mandy Parlow?" suggested Mrs. Gorra-
"Yep," agreed the other woman.
Carolyn May listened, much puzzled.
Sho wondered Just who "u certuln
party" could be.
Mrs. Malno was called away upon
somo household task and Mrs. Gorra
ley seemed to change the subject of
"Don't your uncle, Mr. Stagg, ever
speak to you about Mandy Parlow?'
sho asked tho little girl.
Carolyn May had to think about this
beforo answering. Then she reraem
"Oh, yes," sho said brightly.
"Ho does? Do tell I" exclaimed Mrs,
Gormley eagerly. "What does ho
"Why, bo says her name Is Miss
Mrs. Gormley flushed rather oddly
and glanced at tho child with suspl
don. But littlo Carolyn May was per
fectly frank and ingenuous.
"Humph 1" ejaculated Chefs mother.
"He never says nothing about beln In
lovo with Mandy, does ho? They was
goln' with each other steady once."
The littlo girl looked puzzled.
'"When folks lovo each other they
look at each other and talk to each
other, don't they?" she asked.
"Well yes generally," udmltted
"Then ray Uncle Joe and Miss Aman
da Parlow" urcn't In love," announced
Carolyn May with confidence, "for they
don't oven look at each other."
"Thoy used to. Why, Joseph Stagg
und Mundy Parlow was sweethearts
years und years agol Long before
your mother left theso parts, child."
"That was a long tlmo 'fore I was
borned," suld tho littlo girl wonder
Ingly. "Oh, yes. Everybody thut went to
Tho Corners' church thought they'd
"My Uncle Joo and Miss Mandy?"
"Then, what would havo. become of
Aunty Itoso?" queried Cufolyn May.
"Oh, Mrs. Kennedy hadn't gono to
keep house for Mr. Stugg then," re
plied Mrs. Gormley. "He tried scv'ral
trlllln critters there at tho Stagg pluco
before she took hold,"
Carolyn Muy looked at Mrs. Conn
Icy encouragingly. Hho wuh very much
Interested In Undo Joo und MIbm
Aniundu I'nrlow'M lovo uffulr.
"Why didn't they got married lllto
my papa and niitmuin? sho asked.
"Oh, goodness known 1" exclaimed
Mrs. Gormley. "Some says 'twas his
fault and somo says 'twas horn. And
inobbco 'twas a third party's that
might -mention at that," added Mrs,
Gormley, pursing up her lips In a very
"Ono day," alio said, growing conll
dentin), "It was In camp-meeting tlmo
ono day somebody seen Joo Stagg
drlvln out with another girl Char
lotto Lenny, that was. She was mar
ried to a man over In Sprlngdiilo long
ago. Mr. Stagg took Charlotte to
Faith camp meeting.
"Then, tho very next week, Mandy
went with Uvan Peckham to a bnru
danco at Crockett's, and nobody nln'
over seen your undo and Mandy Par-
low speak since, much less ever walk
Ono particularly muddy day Prlnco
met the returning hardware merchan
at tho gate with vociferous barking
and n plain desire to Implant a wel
coming tongue on the man's cheek
Ho succeeded In muddying Mr. Stagg's
suit with Ids front paws, and almost
cast tho angry man full length Into a
"Drat tho boast I" ejaculated Mr,
Stagg. "I'd rather havo an epileptic
lit loose around hero than htm. Now
look nt theso clo'esl I declare, Car
lyn, you've Jest got to tie that mongrel
Up and keep hint tied I"
"All tho time, Undo Joe?" wills
pored tho littlo girl.
"les, ma am, all the timet If I find
him looso again. I'll tie a bag of rocks
to his neck and drop him In the deep
est nolo In the brook."
After this awful threat Prince lived
a precarious existence, and his mis
tress wns much worried for him
Aunty Itose said nothing, but sho
saw that both the little girl and her
canine friend wore very unhappy.
Mrs. Kennedy, however, had watch
ed Mr. Joseph Stugg for years. -Iiv
deed, sho had known him us a boy.
"I Reckoned You'd Be Lonesome Up
There at the Corners," raid the Car
long before she had closed up her own
littlo cottngo around on tho other road
and come to tho Stagg placo to save
the hardware merchant from the con
tlnued reign of those "trilling 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
ruunlty. Somo had families whom they
partly supported out of Mr. Stagg's
larder; somo woro widows who looked
upon the well-to-do merchant us n
Aunty lloso Kennedy did not need
tho position of Mr. Stagg's housekeep
er and could not bo accused of nssura
lng It from mercenary motives. Over
her back fenco sho had seen Uio havoc
going on In tho Stngg homestead after
Hannah Stagg went to tho city and
Joseph Stagg's final female relative
had died and left hint alone In tho big
One day tho old Quaker-like woman
could stand no more. Sho put on her
sunbonnet, cumo around by tho road
to tho front door of tho Stagg houso,
which she found open, nud walked
through to tho rear porch on which tho
woman who then held tho situation of
housekeeper was wrapping up tho best
feather bed and pillows In a pair of
tho best homespun sheets, preparatory
to their removal.
The neighbors enjoyed what followed.
Aunty Itoso cumo through tho ordeal
as dignified and unruffled as ever; tho
retiring Incumbent went away wrath
fully, shaking tho dust of tho premises
from her garments as u testimony
against "any slch actions."
When Mr. Stogg eamo homo at sup
per tlmo he found Aunty Itoso at tho
helm and already a different air about
"Goodness me, Aunty Itose," ho
said, biting Into her biscuit ravenous
ly, "I was u-golng down to tho mill
hands' hotel to board. I couldn't stand
It no longer. If you'd ntuy hero and
do for me, I'd feel Uko a now man."
"You ought to bo mudo over Into u
now muii, Joseph Stagg," tho woman
said sternly, "A married man."
"No, no! Never that I" gasped tho
"If I camo here, Joseph Stagg. It
would cost you tuoro money than
you'vo been paying 'theso no-account
"I don't care," wild Mr. Stagg reck
icssiy. "Go ahead. Do what you
please. Say what you want. I'm
Thereby ho had put himself Into
Aunty Hoses power. Sho had reno
vntod tho old kitchen and somo of tho
other rooms. If Mr. Stagg nt llrst
trembled for his bank balance, ho was
mado so comfortable that he had not
tho heart to murmur.
Of course, Carolyn May let Prlnco
run at largo when sho was sure Undo
Joo was well out of sight of tho limine
but sho was very careful to chain him
tip again long beforo her undo was ex
pected to return.
Prlnco had learned not to chase any
thing that woro feather; Aunty Itoso
herself had to admit that ho wns it
very Intelligent dog and knew what
punishment was for. Hut how did ho
know that In trying to dig out a molo
ho would bo doing more harm than
Carolyn Is Heartbroken and
decides upon drastic action when
Unele Joe passes sentence on
Prince. Rend about It In the
cro ui: continui:.)
WARM WELCOME FOR TWINS
Their Arrival In an English Home
Meant Two Extra Sugar Rations
Capl. Norman Thwnltos of the llrlt
Ish Intelligence department said the
"The sugar shortage Is felt keenly
over mo water, u s odd now you
miss your sugar over there. You long
for It as you'd long for tobacco.
"A IJayswnter special constable hur
ried homo from his heat at tho Mar
bio Arch tho other evening o be pros
ent on a very Interesting occasion,
and, as lie sat In his library In tho
smalt hours, the nurse came to him
" 'It's all right, sir.'
"The Bayswater man swallowed; ho
moistened his dry lips; then he asked:
Is It a hoy?'
"The nurse smiled soothingly.
"'Ono of 'em's a boy, sir, she said.
"And tho Bayswater man, Instead
of turning pale or smothering an oath,
as he'd probably done In pcaco time,
uttered n glad cry of Joy.
"Thank heaven!' ho exclaimed,
that gives us two extra sugar ra
To Get Coffee Extract
Under n recent French patent an
Integral coffee extract Is obtained In
tho following manner: Powdered cof
fee Is lien I In n series of closed ves
sels to a heat lying near tho roasting
point, and It Is traversed by a cur
rent of cold air or Inert gas. Such
air charged with aromatic particles Is
sent direct Into uii.thcr set of cham
bers' holding a dry powder or extract
of coffee, this latter having been pre
pared from previously treated coffee,
which has been deprived of aromatic
substances. Such dry extract Is ob
tained by Infusion, concentration, then
evaporation and transforming to a dry
powder. To tills extract the aromatic
substances are added.
For all frulls and flowers only threo
coloring substances are furnished by
nature. Ono of theso Is the familiar
chlorophyll," which paints tho beam
and tho peas, the watermelon, and tho
leaves of tho trees so vivid a green.
Another Is "xanthophyll," which exhib
its Its Intenso yellow In tho carrot, for
ample. Tho third Is "crythrophyll,"
which shows Its rich red In tho beet
Tho last two nro only modified "chloro
phyll," however. But It Is marvelous
to realize that all the varied Iwcs of
flowers and 'rttlts are duo to theso
threo substances mixed In dirrere.it
.Dell Note Bird,
A remarkable piping bird Is known
as tho bcll-blrd. Four species nro
known of which two aro puro, glossy
hlto ono la brownish with a white
head and neck, and ono Is white with
block wings. Its call Is like tho note,
clear and melodious, of a beautiful
bell. Sometimes It utters only ono
note, then rests. When several of
these, birds call und answer, tho effort
Is beautiful. The bell-blrds, which be
long to tho chatterer family, aro found
In Central Amerlcu south to Brazil.
How Cloves Are Cured.
In tho Snlco Islands tho clmrni nr
sometimes cured by being smoked over
a wood flro until they nsstimo a deep
brown color, when tho further drying
Is accomplished by tho sun. Occasion
ally tho buds nro scalded beforo being
dried. If brlfilit sunny davs nrnvnll
artificial heat may bo dispensed with
and tho buds sun-dried from first to
Inst. Tho crop loses about GO ncr cent
DIFFERENCES SEEN IN HENS
Individuals of Same Breed Are Not Al
ways Equal In Respect to Meat or
(Prepared by flip United Hlnlcs Depart
ment or .Viniculture,)
Among genernl-ptirposo fowls all arc
not equal In respect to either meat or
egg production. The difference Is not
duo to size, or to the shape of birds In
like condition, but lies In those things
which keep nno fowl In good laying
condition when another goes out of
condition, that enable ono to lay con
tinuously through a long period and
still keep In good condition, while an
other loses llesh, become poor and
thin, and Incapable of further egg pro
duction until hIii' has had a rest aft
er a comparatively short period of lay
ing. Tho existence of all these, however,
Is not enough to Insure good laying.
There nfust, of course, bo reasonably
good laanngemt'iit, oven If tho keeper
Iiiih not special skill. Hut If with theso
qualities which make for continual lay
Rhode Island Red Hen.
lug, there exists a pendency-to put on
fat whenever laying Is Interrupted,
only unremitting skillful management
o keep a hen In good laying condition
will mnko her a first-class egg pro-
The egg typo or laying typo of hen,
n tiny breed, Is the hen that with the
Itialltles that mako for good egg pro
luctlon, has no quality which Is an
obstacle to continual laying. Tho meat
typo Is not the converso of tho egg
type, even though the hen that Is not a
good layer Is lit only for meat.
The meat type, In all kinds of potil-
ry, Is tho typo that grows rapidly and
nt maturity carries abundant lleuli, es
pecially where tho preferred part of
tho meat aro produced. Tho most de
sirable meat typo Is ratlfer fine In
bone, with tho frame well knit but not
too compact. Under any kind of good
management a hen of this typo that Is
it normal condition will bo n good lay
er. Sho may not lay any better than
hen not quite as well flushed, but she
tight to lay Just as well, and when
tho tlmo comes to mako meat of her
sho makes more and better meat, and
s a breeder sho naturally tends to re
produce offspring that will make more
nd better meat.
Such hens aro In reality of tho dual
purpose type, no matter what their
Izo or breed. They nro equally valu
able for eggs and meat. That Is tho
kind of stock that will contribute most
to tho big Increaso In poultry that Is
wanted. It Is tho dual-purpose typo of
every breed a typo that exists In
every breed, and can easily bo mado
tho prevalent typo without detriment
to any breed, and to tho benefit of
every breed Hint hns suffered from
POULTRY RAISING ON FARMS
Littlo Capital Is Required and Noth
lng Equals It as Profitable
Poultry raising requires vory littlo
capital, but thero nro very few side
lines, If Indeed thero nro nny, that nro
equal to It for profltoblo production.
Much Is said of the tlmo It requires
for raising young fowls. But do not
forget that when they nro minings!
properly tho fowls pay Ilberully for
the tlmo required to raise them.
Tanning Is greatly handicapped for
lock of cash nud when any sldo
lino con bo found that requires littlo
tnonoy but considerable labor It Is at
tractive, Huch Is poultry raising on