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Carolyn of the Corners
BY RUTH BELMORE ENDICOTT
CAROLYN CANNOT FACE PROSPECT OF LOSING HER ONLY
FRIEND AND COMPANION.
Synopsis. Iter father nml mother reported lost nt sea when the
Dtmraven, on which they hnil salted for Kumpe, was sunk, Carolyn
May Cameron Hannah's Carolyn Is sent from New York to her bueh
elor uncle, Joseph Stagg. at the Corners. The reception given her by
her uncle Is not very enthusiastic. Carolyn Is nNo chilled hy the stern
demeanor of Aunty Hose, Uncle Joe's housekeeper. Stagg ts dismayed
when he learns from a luwyer friend of his brother-In-lnw that Carolyn
has been left practically penniless and consigned to his care as guardian.
Curolyn learns of the estrangement between her uncle anil his one-time
sweetheart, Amanda Parlow, nnd the cause of the bitterness between
the two families.
CHAPTER V Continued.
The mole In question lived under n
piece of rock wall near the garden
When Uncle Joe came home to din
ner on one particular Saturday he
walked down to the corner of the gar
den fence, nnd there saw the havoc
Prince had wrought. In following tho
line of the mole's last tunnel he had
worked his way under the nlcket fence
and had torn up two currant bushes
and done some damage n tho straw
"And the worst of It Is." grumbled
the hardware dealer, "In never caught
the mole. That mongiel really Isn't
worth a bag of domlcks to sink him In
the brook. Hut that's what he's going
to get this very evening when I come
home. I won't stand for him n day
Carolyn May positively turned pale
as she crouched beside the now
chnined-up Prince, both arms about
his rough neck. lie licked her check.
Fortunately, he could not understand
everything that was said to him, there
fore the pronouncement of this terri
ble sentence did not agitate him an
Carolyn May sat for a long time un
der the tree beside the sleeping dog
and thought how- different this life at
The Corners was from that she had
lived with her father and mother in
the city home.
If only that big ship, the Dunraven,
had not sailed away with her papa
and her mamma I
Carolyn May had been very bravo on
that occasion. She had gone ashore
with Mrs. Price and Edna after her
The Little Girl Felt Bitterly Her Lone
liness and Grief.
mother's Inst clinging embrace and her
futher's husky "Good-by, daughter,"
with scarcely a tear.
Of course she had been brave l Mam
ma would return In a few weeks, nnd
then, ufter a time, papa would like
wise como back and oh I so rosy and
And then, In two weeks, catno the
fatal news of the sinking of tho Dun
raven and the loss or all but a sinull
part of her crow und passengers.
Vaguely those facts hud become
known to Curolyn May, Kho never
spoko of Ihein. Thoy did not seem reul
to tho IIUlu girl.
Hut now, sitting hcsldo tho con
ditioned I'rlnco liur companion and
only real comforter during those
wocus of lnir orphanhood tho IIUlu
(111 folt bitterly her IoiioIIiiwm und
If (nolo J"o 'lid aw ho Inn! throat'
jmijujfcil m ho tin pluDO for liur tun J
"Hm iujij jur I iloii'l want lo
live," thought Carolyn May dismally.
"If papa and mamma and Prince are
all dead why! there aren't enough
other folks left In the world to make
It worth while living In, I don't be
lieve. If Prince Isn't going to be alive,
then I don't want to be alive, either."
By and by Prince began to get very
uneasy. It was long past his dinner
hour, and every time he heard the
scrovn door lnm he Jumped up nnd
gazed eagerly and with cocked ears
and wagging tall In that direction.
"You poor thing, you," said Carolyn
May at last. "I s'poso you are hungry.
It Isn't going to do you a bit of good
to eat ; but you don't know It. I'll ask
Aunty ltoe If she has something for
She got up wearily and went ncross
the yard. Aunty Hose stood Just In
side the screen door.
"Don't you want any dinner. Cor'lyn
May?" she n.-ked.
"Xo, ma'am. I guess I'd better not
ent," said the child.
"'Cause my stomach's so trembly.
I Just know I couldn't keep nnythlng
down, even If I could swallow It. But
Prlnce'll eat his, please. He he don't
know nny better."
"Tut. tut!" murmured the woman,
"lie's the most sensible of the two of
you, I declare."
The minutes nf that nfternoon drag
ged by In most doleful procession.
There wns no idea In the little girl's
mind that Uncle Joe might change his
Intention nnd Prlneo be saved from the
watery grave promised him. When
she saw the hardware dealer come In
to the yard almost on hour earlier
than their usual supper time she wns
not surprised. N'or did she think of
pleading with him for the dog's life.
The lltlo girl watched him askance.
Mr. Stngg came directly through the
yard, stopping only at tho shed for n
moment. There be secured a strong
potato snck, and with It trailing from
his hand went half-way up the knoll
to where there was a heap of stones,
lie stooped down nnd begun to select
some of these, putting them In the
This wns too much for Carolyn May.
With a fearful look at Untie Joe's un
compromising shoulders, she went to
the tree where Prince was chnlned.
Exchanging the chain for the leather
lensh with which she always led him
about, the little girl guided tho mon
grel ncross the yard and around the
corner of the house.
Her Inst backward glance assured
her that the hardware dealer had not
observed her. Quickly nnd silently sho
led Prince to the front gate, and they
went out together Into tho dusty road.
"I I know wo oughtn't to," whis
pered Carolyn May to her canine
friend, "but I feel I've Just got to snvo
you, Prince. I I can't see you
drownd-cd dead like that!"
She turned the nearest corner nnd
went up tho roud towards tho little
closed, gable-roofed cottage where
Aunty Itose had lived before she had
come to bo Untie Joe's housekeeper.
Carolyn May hail already peered
over Into tho small yurd of tho cot
tage und had seen that Mrs. Kennedy
still kept the flower-beds weeded und
tho walks neat and the grass plot
trimmed. But ths window shutters
were burred and tho front door built
up with boards.
Carolyn Muy went In through tho
front gate und sat down on the door
step, whllo Prlnco dropped to u coin
fortublo attitude hesldu her. Tho dog
slept. Tho little girl ruminated,
Kho would not go hack to Undo
.loo's no, Indeed I Kho did not know
Just what sho would do when dark
should como, hut Prlnco should not bo
sacrificed to her uncle's wrath.
A volci, low sweet, jut startling,
it roused her,
"What nro you doing there, little
Moll) runaway started, hut iinllhnr
ut (liiiiii was iJIfctmbuil hy tho appear'
aiiH'jo of liur who Iwil nwjintwl Otiro
Cupyrhtht, 1SU, by 1V4J, Jlr.U A Comvtnj. Int.
"Oh. Miss Mnii.lv !" breathed the lit
tle girl, and thought that the carpen
ter's daughter had never looked so
"What are you doing there?" repent
ed Miss Parlow.
"We we've run away." said Caro
lyn May at last. She could bo nothing
but frnnk; It was her nature.
"Bun away I" repented the pretty
woman. "You don't mean that?"
"Yes, ma'am, 1 have. And Prlnco.
From Undo Joe and Aunty Itose,"
Carolyn May'iisMiied her, nodding her
head with each declaration.
"Oh, my dear, what for?" asked
So Carolyn May told her and with
Meanwhile the woman came Into the
yard and sat beside the child on the
.tep. With her uriii about the little
girl. Miss Amanda snuggled her up
close, wiping tho tears away with her
"I Just can't have poor Prlnco
drownd-ed," Canln .May sobbed. "I'd
want to be drownd-ed myself, too."
"1 know, dear. Hut do you really
believe your t'm-le Joseph would do
such n thing? Would he drown your
"I I saw him putting the stones In
the hag," sobbeil Carolyn May. "And
he said ho would."
"But he said It when he was angry,
dear. We often things when wo
nro angry nior.'s the pity! which
we do not mean, nnd for which we are
bitterly sorry afh-rwnrds. I am sure,
Carolyn May, that your Uncle Joe has
no Intention of drowning your dog."
"Oh, Miss Amanda ! Are you pos'
tlve?" "Positive! 1 know Joseph Stage.
He was never yet cruel to any dumb
creature. Cio ask til in yourself. Caro
lyn Mny. - Whatever else ho may be,
he Is not n hater of helpless and dumb
"Miss Amanda." cried Carolyn May,
with clasped hands, "you you are Just
lifting an awful big lump on" my heart I
I'll run and ask lilm right away."
She raced with the barking Prince
bnel; to the Stngg premises. Mr. Stngg
had Just finished tilling In with the
stones the trench Prince had dug un
der the garden fence.
"There," b- grunted. "That dratted
dog won't dig this hole any bigger. I
reckon. What's tho matter with you,
"Are are you going to drown'd
Princey, Undo Joe? If If yon do, It
Just seems to me. I I shall die!"
He looked up at her searchlngly.
"Humph.' Is that mongrel so all-Important
to your happiness Hint you
want to die If he does?" demanded the
"Yes, Undo Joe."
HAD NOT FULLY UNDERSTOOD
But Officer Realized That Henceforth
Young Austrian In His Command
Was an American.
The Second Indiana nrtlllery Is re
sponsible for this story: In one of Its
companies there is u young Austrian,
who loves America with a greater In
tensity than he hates the despotism
"bnck home." lie was one of the llrst
men from his home town to enlist In
A superior olllcer had como to In
spect tho company. He gave direc
tions as to tho way ho was to be sa
luted, etc. "Now, woil try you out
and see If you've got all my direc
tions," ho ended. "Weil begin by call
ing the roll.
"As your names aro called advnnco
two steps, salute your superior olll
cer and answer 'Here.' "
Tho derk took up tho list of names
and began calling. And lo, tho Aus
trian's name, llko "Ahou Ben Ad
hem's," led all tho rest. For a few
minutes the young fellow stood hesi
tating, becnuso no had not understood
much of what tho ofllcer had said.
Encouragingly tho olllcer started to
raise his hand, A broad smile of re
lief spread over tho Austrian's face,
A few rapid steps ho was across the
room, seized his superior olllcer's hand
and gave It a hearty Ainnrlcuu shake.
Amid roars of laughter tho ofllcer
ruefully examined his crushed lingers.
"JIu's mi American now, all right," ho
The night Kind,
"Did tho rlili American got any
ghosts In tho old ciihIIo ho leased?"
"I tiiidorslaiiil ho found qullo n slock
of good old family spirits In tho cel
lar." MVWy lllHO II PUHHlllllst sinllo lie
fl'lllK Wllllilllljd of ll
"Humph I" ejaculated tho hardware
dealer again. "I bellevo you think
more of that dog limn you do of me."
"Yes, Undo Joe."
Tho frank answer hit Mr. Stngg
harder than ho would havo cared to
"Why?" ho queried.
"Because Prince never said a word
to hurt mo In his life I" said Carolyn
Tho man was silenced. Ho felt In
his Inmost heart that ho had been
Prlnco Awaken The Corners.
Cutnpiucolltig time was over, and
tho church ut The Corners was to open
for Its regulnr Sunday services.
"Both Satan and tho parson have
had it vacation," said Mr. Stagg. "and
now they can tackle each other again
and seu which'!! get the strangle hold
'twlxt now and levlval time."
"You should not say such things, es
pecially before the child, Joseph
Stagg," admonished Aunty Itose.
Carolyn May, however, seemed not
to have heard Uncle Joe's pessimistic
With Her Arms About the Little Girl,
Miss Amanda Snugalcd Her Up
remark; sho was too greatly excited
by the prospect of Sunday school. And
the very next week-day school would
By this llrst week In September tho
little girl was quite settled In her new
home'at TlHJ2prners. Prince was still
a doubtful n milt Ion to the family, both
Uncle Joe and Aunty Ito.se plainly hav
ing misgivings about him. But In re
gard to the little girl herself, the
hardware merchant and tho house
keeper were of one opinion, even
though they did not admit It to each
Prince proves himself a real
canine hero and makei himself
"solid" with all the people at the
Corners. His exploit Is described
In the next installment.
(TO Hi: CONTlNUICU.)
Deavers Teach Engineers.
A group of Undo Sam's army engi
neers received an unexpected lesson
In engineering at Bronx park. They
learned In the space of one hour how
to repair a broken dam and prevent
n disastrous tlood. Their Instructor
were nine beavers, who were romping
In the water of the pond. Above them
was a dam -(H) feet long and several
feet high. Suddenly came a ruxji of
water. The swollen stream broke
Into a tori'i-ut. Old man Beaver ap
pealed to bis offspring and the eight
sprang nfler him. They seized pieces
of limber, eniih, rocks and sod. They
worked with feverish haste. Stone by
stone and timber by timber the wa
ter was slowly held back. One hour
after the water broke tho ilain was re
paired, "If wo can hold tho Huns
like those chaps stopped that Hood of
water the war will bo over In six
months," couiricntcd one of the olll
cers. "1 reckon science hasn't taught
uu so much, ufter all," said a bystand
er. "Thoso heavers know more about
their specially than we do about wr
or building canals." Now York Tr b
uno. Barnacles on Warships.
Worships have lo bo cleaned on tho
outside. On one ship nlone ".(H) men
worked all day scraping off (S00 tons of
animal and plant growth. This tre
mendous quantity of sea life hud nc
ciiiuuhileil lu less than two years, dur
ing which (lino the ship had traveled
many Ihousiiuil miles, Tho weight of
tho ImriiiidoH was so great that from
"n to -10 per cent nioro coal was con
sumed In maintaining lha normal speed
of the boat,
Brown "Ko Helm hroko her en
giigeiniiiit. Did sho give you hack Ilia
ling?" Join "No; sho said illaiiioiiiN
havo genu up, hill sho woilld jdvo mo
what I paid for II," Boston Trails-urlpl.
TO THE KIDNEYS
Tako it Inblespooiiful of Salts if
Buck hurls or Hlntlricr
Wo nro a nation of meat oatorH and
our blood Is filled with uric acid, says
a woll-kuowu authority, who warns uh
to ho constantly on guard against kid
Tho kidneys do their utmost to free
tho blood of this Irritating acid, hut
become weak from tho overwork; thoy
got sluggish; tho ollinlimtlvo tissues
clog and thus tho waste Is retained In
tho blood to poison tho entire system.
When your kidneys ache and fool
like lumps of lead, and you have sting
ing pains In tho back or tho urine Is
cloudy, full of sediment, or tho bladder
Is Irritable, obliging you to seek relief
dining tho night; when you havo sev
ere headaches, nervous and dizzy
spells, sleeplessness, acid ntomntii or
rheumatism In had weather, gel from
your phnrmiu-lst about four ounces of
Jail Suits; take a tablespoouful III a
glass of water before breakfast each
morning and In a few days your kid
neys will act fine. This famous salts
Is made from tho acid of grapes and
lemon Juice, combined with llthla. nnd
has been used for generations to flush
and stimulate clogged kidneys, to neu
tralize tho acids In urlno so It Is no
longer a source of Irritation, thus end
ing urinary and bladder disorders.
Jail Salts Is Inexpensive and cannot
Injure; makes a delightful effervescent
llthla water drink, and nobody can
make n mistake by taking a little oc
casionally to keep the kidneys clean
and active. --Adv.
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You corn-pestered men and women
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A small bottle of freezono costs
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as It Is Inexpensive and Is said not
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If your druggist hasu l any froozono
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