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Carolyn of the Corners
BY RUTH BELMORE END1COTT
Ospf Tlxbl. Wl if tvxja. MckI ft Compnr IitOk II
CHAPTER XVII Continued.
"No, I should sny they're not," Aunty
Rose observed with grlmness, "Far
,from It. It's n fact I I wouldn't hnvo
believed It If J hndn't seen It with my
own eyes. Holding hands In there like
a pair of Well, do you know what
;lt means, Carolyn May?"
"That they lovo each other," the
child said boldly. "And I'm so glad for
"So am I," declared tho woman, still
iln a whisper. "But It means changes
ihere. Things won't bo tho samo for
long. I know Joseph Stagg for what
"What Is he. Aunty Rose!" asked
Carolyn May In somo trepidation, for
'tho housekeeper seemed to bo much
, "lie's a very determined man. Once
;he gets set In a way, ho carries every
thing before him. Mandy I'arlow Is
going to be made Mrs. Joseph Stagg so
quick that It'll astonish her. Now, you
believe me, Carolyn May."
: "Oh I" was the little girl's comment.
"There'll bo changes hero very sud
'den. Two's company, three's a crowd,'
Carolyn May. Never was a truer say
ilng. Those two will want Just each
iother and nobody else.
I "Well. Carolyn May, If you've un
wished your supper, we'd better go up to
bed. It's long past your bedtime."
"Yes, Aunty Rose," said the little
;glrl in muffled voice.
J Aunty Rose did not notlco that Cnro
ilyn May did not venturo to the door of
jthe sitting room to bid either Uncle
.Joe or Miss Amanda good-night. Tho
ichlld followed tho woman upstairs with
faltering steps, and In the unllghted
'bedroom that had been Hannah Stagg's
she knelt at Aunty Rose's kneo and
'murmured her usual petitions.
"Do bless Undo Joe and Miss
; Amanda, now they're so happy," was
'a phrase that might have thrilled
Aunty Rose at another time. Dut she
was so deep In her own thoughts that
she heard what Carolyn May said per
'functorily. With her customary klBs, she left
the llttlo girl and went downstairs.
.Carolyn May had seen so much exclte
Iment during the day that she might
have been expected to sleep at once,
land that soundly. Rut It was not so.
', The little girl lay with wide-open
eyes, her imagination at work.
"Two's company, three's a crowd."
!She took that trlto saying, In which
Aunty Roso had expressed her own
feelings, to herself. If Uncle Joe and
:Mlss Amanda were goins to be mar
ried, they would not want anybody
else nround I Of course not I
"And what will become of me7"
thought Carolyn Mny chokingly.
All the "emptiness" of the last few
month swept over the soul of the lit
tle child In a wave that her natural
'cheerfulness could lot withstand. Her
unchornge In tho love of Uncle Joe
and Miss Amanda was swept away.
The heart of the llttlo child swelled.
Her eyes overflowed. She sobbed her
self to sleep, the pillow muffling
the sounds, more forlorn than ever be
fore since she had come to The Cor
ners. CHAPTER XVIII.
It was certainly n fact that Amanda
I'arlow Immediately usurped some
,power In tho household of tho Stagg
(homestead. She ordered Joseph Stagg
'not to go down to his storo that next
.day. And he did not!
Nor could he attend to business for
several days thereafter. Ho was too
stiff und lamo and his burns wcro too
' Chet Gormley came up each day for
instructions and was exceedingly full
iof business. A man would have to bo
very exacting Indeed to Had fault with
Jho Interest tho hoy displayed la run
ning tho store Just as his employer de
al red It to bo run.
"I tell you what It Is, Cur'lyn," Chet
drawled. In confidence. "I'm mighty
horry Mr. Stagg got hurt like ho did.
JJut lemiao tell you, It's Just glvlu mo
tho chance of my llfol
"Why, natw says that Air. Slugg and
Miss Muudy I'arlow'll git married for
ur now I"
"Oh, yes," sighed tho llttlo girl.
"They'll bo married."
"Well, when folks git married they
alius go off on u trip. Course, they
will. And 1110 I'll lio runnla' tho IjumI
hums nil by myself. It'll be great I Mr.
tJIiigK will uvu just how much vnluo I
ho lo him. Why, It'll ho tho mnkln' of
inyl" i-rli'd Iho optimistic youth,
yw, Carolyn May lienrd It on nil
KhJt' Uyorylwdy vn lululng about
i ho 'Jifi'lr of Uttclo Joe und Mf
livery tlmo sho saw her undo and
her "pretty lady" together the observ
ant child could not but notlco that they
were utterly wrapped up In each other.
Miss Amanda could not go past tho
easy clinlr In which tho hardware deal
er was enthroned without touching
him. He. bb bold as a boy, would
seize her hand and kiss It
Love, a mighty, warm, throbbing
spirit, had caught them up and swept
them away out of themselves out of
their old selves, at least. They had
eyes only for each other thoughts
only for each other.
Even a child could sco something of
this. Tho absorption of tho two mndo
Aunty Rose's rcmnrks very Impressive
to Carolyn May.
A week of this followed a week In
which tho trouhlo In Carolyn May's
heart and brain seethed until It be
came unbearable. Sho was convinced
that there would soon bo no room for
her In tho big house. Sho watched
Aunty Roso pack her own trunk, nnd
the old lady looked very glum, Indeed.
Sho heard whispers of an Immedlato
marriage, hero in tho house, with Mr.
Drlggs as the ollklatlng clergyman.
Carolyn May studied things out for
herself. Delng a child, her conclu
sions were not nlways wlso ones.
She felt that sho might be a stum
bling block to the complete happiness
of Uncle Joe nnd Amanda I'arlow.
They might hnvo to set aside their own
desires becauso of her. She felt vague
ly that this must not bo.
"I enn go home," sho repeated over
and over to herself.
"Htrao" was still In tho New York
city apartment bouse whero sho had
lived so happily before that day when
her father and mother had gono aboard
the Ill-fated Dunrnvcn.
Their complete loss out of tho little
girl's life hod never become fixed In
her mind. It had never seemed a surety
not even nfter her talks with tho
sailor, Renjamln Hardy.
Friday afternoon tho llttlo girl went
to the churchyard und made neat tho
three little graves and the one long
The Brakeman Was Nice, Too, and
Brought Her Water In a Paper Cup.
one on the plot which belonged to
Aunty Rose Kennedy. Sho almost
burst Into tears that evening, too,
when sho kissed Aunty Roso good
night nt bedtime. Uncle Joe was down
nt tho Tarlows'. ne and Mr. Parlow
actually smoked their pipes together
In harmony on tho cottage porch.
Aunty Roso was usually nn early
riser; but tho first person up nt The
Corners on that Saturday morning was
Carolyn May. Sho was dressed a full
hour before tho household was usually
Sho came downstairs very softly,
carrying the heavy bag sho had
brought with her tho day sho had first
cotno to Tho Corners. Sho had her
purso In her pocket, with all her money
In It and sho had In tho bag most of
her necessary possessions.
Sho washed her faco nnd hands. Her
hair was already combed and neatly
braided. From tho pontry she secured
somo bread nnd butter, and, with this
In her hund, unlocked tho porch door
nnd went out. I'rlaco got up, yawning,
und shook himself. She sat on tho
steps to cat tho brum! nnd butter, di
viding It with I'rlnco,
"This Is such n bountiful place,
Prlncey," sho whispered to Iho mon
grel. "Wo are going to miss It dread
fully, I K'poHo, lint then Will,
wo'll have tho park, Only you can't
run bo free there,"
I'rlnco whined, Carolyn May got up
nnd shook iho crumbs from her lop,
Then sho unchained Iho dog iiimJ
picked up her bug. I'rlnco prnnced
about tier, glut to get liU morning run,
Tho llttlo girl nnd the dog went
out of tho gate and started along the
road toward Sunrise Covo.
Tho houses had all been asleep nt
Tho Corners. So was tho I'arlow cot
tngo when sho trudged by. Sho would
have liked to ico Miss Amauda, to
kiss her Just ouce. Rut sho must not
think of that I It brought such a
"gulpy" fcelhfg Into her throat.
Nobody saw Carolyn May and I'rlnco
until sho reached Main stroet Then
tho sun had risen nnd a fow early per
sons wcro astir; but nobody appeared
who know tho child or who cared any
thing about her.
At tho railroad station nobody spoko
to her, for sho bought no ticket. Sho
was not exactly clear In her mind
about tickets, anyway. Sho had found
the conductor on the trnln coming up
from New York a ktnd nnd pleasant
man and sho decided to do all her
business with him.
Had sho attempted to buy n ticket
of tho station agent undoubtedly bo
would hnvo mado cotno Inquiry. As It
was, when tho train came along Caro
lyn May, nfter seeing I'rlaco put Into
tho bnggago car, climbed aboard with
tho help of n brakeman.
"Of course, If ho howls awfully," sho
told tho baggageman, who gnvo her a
chock without question, "I shall havo
to go In that car and sit with htm."
There wcro not many people In tho
car. They steamed away from Sun
rise Covo and Curolyn May drbbled
her 'eyes with her handkerchief and
told herself to be brave.
Tho stations were a long way apart
and the conductor did not como
through for somo tlmo. When ho did
open tho door and come Into tho car
Carolyn May started up with a glad
cry. It was tho very conductor who
had been so kind to her on tho trip up
from New York.
Tho railroad man knew her nt once
nnd shook hands most heartily with
"Whero nro you going. Carolyn
May)" ho asked.
"All tho way with you, sir," sho re
plied. "To Now York?"
"Yes, sir. I'm going homo again."
"Then I'll seo you later," ho said,
without asking for her ticket.
Tho conductor remembered tho little
girl very well, although ho did not
remomber nil tho details of her story.
Ho was very kind to her nnd brought
her satisfying news about I'rlnco Id
tho baccace car. Tho brakeman wnB
! nfstA t fn final It tt reli tint I1n(ni t f
drink In n paper cup.
At last the long stretches of streets
at right angles with the trncks ap
pearedasphalt streets lined with tnll
apartment houses. This could bo noth
ing but Now York city. Her pnpa had
told her long ago that thcro was no
other city like It In tho world.
She knew One Hundred nnd Twenty-fifth
street nnd Its clovntcd station.
That was not where sho had boarded
the train going north, when Mr. Price
had placed her In tho conductor's care,
but It was nenrer her old homo that
sho knew. So she told the brakeman
she wanted to get out there and ho
arranged to hove Prlnco roleuscd.
The little girl alighted and got he
dog without misadventure. Sho was
down on the street level before the
trnln continued on Its Journey down
town. At tho Ornnd Central terminal tho
conductor was met with a telegram
sent from Sunrise Covo by a certain
frantic hnrdwnre dealer and that tele
gram told him something about Caro
lyn Mny of which ho had not thought
The Home of Carolyn May.
It was somo dlstonco from tho rail
road station to tho block on which
Curolyn May Cameron had lived all
her life until sho had gono to stay
with Undo Joo Stagg. Tho child know
sho could not tnko tho car, for Iho con
ductor would not let Prlnco rldo.
Sho started with tho, dog on his
leash, for ho was not muzzled. Tho
bag becamo heavy very soon, but sho
staggered along with it uncomplain
ingly, Her disheveled uppenrnnco,
with tho hug and tho dog, gnvo peoplo
who noticed her tho Impression tnat
Curolyn May had been nway, perhaps,
for n "fn-Hh-nlr" vacation, and was
now coming homo, brown and weary,
to her expectant family.
Hut Carolyn May know that sho ivbh
coming homo to an empty apartment
to rooniH that echoed with hor moth
er's voice and In which lingered only
memories of her father1), cheery spirit.
Yet It was the only home, kho felt,
that was left for hor,
Hlio could not blame Undo Joe nnd
Miss Amundu for forfeiting hir,
Aunty Roso had hern quite disturbed,
too, slnco tho forest tire. She nan
given tho llttlo girl no hint that pro
vision would ho tmulo for her future.
Wearily. Carolyn May trnvolod
through tho Harlem streets, shifting
tho bag from hand to hand, Prince
pacing sedately by her aide.
"Wo'ro getting near home now, Prin-
cey," sho told htm again and again.
Thus sho tried to keep her henrt up.
Hho enmo to tho corner near which sho
had lived so long and Prlnco suddenly
sniffed nt tho screened door of u shop.
"Of course, poor fellow I That's the
butcher's," Curolyn May said.
Sho bought a penny afternoon pa
per on n nows stand nnd then went
Into the shop and got n nickel's worth
of botWH nnd scraps for the dog, Tho
clerk did not know her, for he was
n new man.
(TO UB CONTINUED.)
WHEN LIFE SEEMED GOOD
All Trials and Troubles Trivial to
Truo American Under Such
I got up In tho morning fueling out
I was bluo and depressed nnd had
I was short of funds and long on
Tho coming cares of tho day
sooined to bo too much fur mo nnd I
dreaded meeting them.
I was In ill humor ns I drcesed.
Then I went to tho front door nnd
picked up tho morning pnpor nnd I
"Yanks tako twenty towns 1"
"Yanks capturo many guns nnd pris
"Yanks drlvo back tho Huns!"
And I forgot all my troubles.
And I gnvo ono loud, American
For life looked mighty good to me.
When tho war Is over, no excuse will
Either you wero In It or you were
Either you shouldored your gun,
served In the trenches, or the Young
Men's Christian association, the Red
Cross rr In somo placo whero the door
was opened, or else you did nothing.
If you could not servo, you could
send your boys with a Godspeed, ns
they marched out to tho front. To
hold them back stamped them as slack
ers. Either you strained your resource!
to buy Liberty bonds or you forgot
your obligation to thoso who fought
and dlod for your flag.
Disqualification for actlvo service Is
no Justification for forgetting the boys
behind tho guns who sacrificed nil
thougM of gain and were willing to
sacrlfico their lives nt their country'e
Air Raid Stories.
In a booklet recently publlshod the
Bishop of Stepney tolls some nmuslng
stories of tho behavior of poor people
In tho East end of London during the
One womnn dwelling In a big block
of model dwellings (writes the au
thor) said to me, "You sco, wo'ro qulto
safe, becauso all hero nrc contrite"
a flno frame of mind, only sho mennt
Another woman, a rlversldo dweller,
who caught sight of n Zeppelin when
sho was out In her back yard In ono
of the earliest raids, nald : "So I runs
Into mo kitchen, and In a minute or
two I looks out at tho front door, and
blest If It wasn't waiting for mo there
I don't call it natural." Poarmn'
Ak the Thief.
Tho lawyer was trying hard for hia
client and was setting the points out
In n logical manner. Thoro was one
thing ho was not qulto cloar about nnd
he accordingly said:
"Now, sir, you stato my dlent
knocked you down and then disap
peared In tho darkness. What tlmo of
night was tnts7"
"I can't say exactly," the complain
ant unswered dryly. "Your client had
Though a prophet rose from tho
dead, ho never could havo persuaded
thn third Oeoruo of England that un.
dcr tho fifth Georgo tho nation of
George Washington would save Eng
land from destruction at tho hands of
tho third George's kin. As old John
Phoenix used to say, "truth Is often
more of u strnngcr than fiction."
A Stranger's Mistake.
"Mr. Rlhhlos I You wero Intoxicated
Inst night. I saw you zigzagging nil
over the street."
"Merely tho result of misapprehen
sion, I didn't know tho painted white
lines wore for automobiles. I thought
they wero for tho guldanco of pedes
trians," Flexible Hps feature new umbrella
ribs, which their Inventor claims will
prevent nil umbrella from being blows
STUDY. BEST USE OF
Small Field Plats for Purposo
Havo Boon Established.
Special Toits Conducted to Determine
Amount of Potash Needed to
Moot Requirements of
(Prepared by the United Mates Depart
ment or Atincuuuru.j
Tho enormous fertilizer consumption
In tho United Stales, amounting to
moro thnn tt hundred million dollars
prior to tho war, has undergone In
tho Inst fow years a decided change,
not so much In volume ns In tho com
position of tho fertilizing materials.
This has forced n careful study ol
ratios of essential plant-food constit
uents on prominent and essential
Accordingly, small field plats for
tho study of fertilizers hnvo been
tnbllshed by tho United States de
partment of ngrlculturo on different
soils nnd under different agricultural
conditions. Tho tost Holds now In
operation nro nt Prcsquo Islo, Mo.;
Statu College, Pn.; Norfolk, Va.;
Florence. 8. a; Pecan City, Cln.;
Putney, On.; Thutimsvlllo, Oa.; Mon
tlccllo, Fin.; Orlnndo, Fin.; Ashlnnd,
Wis., nnd Scottsburg, lad.
Special field tests hnvo been con
ducted to dotermlno tho manliest
quantities of potash which will meet
the requirements of tho tobacco plant,
moro especially on tho lighter soils
of tho lluc-cured district. Marked re
sponses hnvo been obtnlncd with only
21 pounds, nnd oven ns low ns 12
pounds, of potush per ncre. These
nppllcntlons hnvo sutllcod to provent
tho- nppenranco of tho characteristic
symptoms of potash deficiency which
tho plant shows when no potnsh Is
supplied In tho fertilizer. It has been
possible also to establish nn appre
ciable difference between tho sulphnto
and tho tnurlnto of potash In their ac
tion on thu plant.
Tho unusual fertilizer situation has
brought forth numerous fertilizer sub
stitutes of moro or less doubtful merit
for which extravagant claims are
made. Companies nro organizing to
exploit fertilizer materials, concern
ing the vnluo of which llttlo Is known,
nnd a considerable Increaso In such
test work seems necessary. 8evcral
such products havo been Investigated
nnd tested by the department Soma
of them nro pmctlcnlly worthless and
others hnvo valuo entirely out of pro
portion to prices charged.
PLAN FOR MOVING BARB WIRE
Difficult Task Made Much More Easy
If Reel Is Provided for
Winding Up Wire.
Moving n bnrb-wlro fence is n protty
hard Job, hut It will bo much moro
roHlly donn If a reel Is mndo on which
tho wlru to bo moved mny bo wound.
Moving Darb Wire.
Stch n reel la mndo simply by sawing
off n short length of a round polo and
nailing crossplcccs on tho ends. Tho
wire to bo moved Is then unfnstencd
from tho posts and thrown out from
them n short distance, after which ono
end Is nailed to thu rod. Tho winding
In then easy.
WAYS TO CONTROL HOG LICE
Complete Eradication Is Dett Secured
Dy Use of Dipping Vats
Rubbing Potto Good.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture)
LI co on hogs can bo controlled in
various ways, hut complete eradication
Is best secured by tho uso of dipping
vatH, experiments show.
Medicated hog wnllowH nnd rubbing
posts, tho experiments showed, kept
tho number of parasites reduced so
that they caused llttlo or no damage,
but neither of thuso methods destroyed
nil tho II co. Crudo petroleum was used
on tho rubbing posts nnd tho wallowu
wero medicated with coal-tnr crcosoto
dips, pluo tar, crude potroluutn, and
bland oils, Crudo petroleum nnd coal
tar creoHolo dips proved to bo moro
effective when applied from nn ordi
nary sprinkling can than when used In
wallows or on rubbing posts.
Weed Out Poor Cow.
Now Is (ho tlmo to weed out poor
cows nnd to ulfu good dairy helfw