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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
PRINCE PROVES HIMSELF A
Synopsis Iler father and mother reported lost nt sen when tho
DunniTen, on which they had sailed for Europe, was sunk, Carolyn
Mny Cameron Hnuna's Cnr'lyn Is sent from Now York to her bneh
clur uncle, Joseph Stngg, nt the. Corners). The reception given her by
her undo Is not very cnthushiHtlc. Carolyn Is also chilled hy the Htcm
demeanor of Aunty Itose, Undo Joe's housekeeper. Stagg Is dismayed
when ho learns from n lawyer friend of his brotlicr-ln-lnw that Carolyn
has been left practically penniless nnd consigned to hli care as guardian.
Chrolyn learns of tho estrangement between her undo and his one-time
Bwcethenrt, Amnndit Parlow, nnd the cause of tho bitterness between
Ute two families.
CHAPTER VI Continued.
Aunty Itoso remained, apparently,
an nustero as ever, while Joseph
8togg was qulto ns much immersed In
bUHluess as formerly. Yet thcro wero
times, when she and tho child wero
alono, that Mrs. Kennedy unbent, In a
greater or less degree. And on tho
pnrt of Joseph Stage, ho found himself
thinking of sunny-haired, blue-eyed
"Unnnah'fl Cnr'lyn" with Increasing
"Didn't you ever hnve nny llttlo
girls, Aunty Rose?" Carolyn Mny nak
ed tho housekeeper on one of these in
Uninto occasions. "Or llttlo boys? I
inrnn of your very own."
"Yes," said Aunty Itoso lu n mntter-of-fnet
tone. "Three. But only to
have them In my arms for a very little
while. Each died soon after coming
to me. Thero was something qui to
'wrong with them nil, so tho doctors
"Oh. my dear I All three of them?"
tghod Carolyn May.
"Two girls and a boy. Only ono
lived to be threo months old. They
r all burled behind the church yon
er.H Tba next morning early Carolyn
May, with Prince, went over Into tho
churchyard and found tho three little
tones In a row. Sho knew they must
be the right ones, for there wns n big
ger stone, with tho Inscription, "Frank
Kennedy, beloved spouse of Hose Ken
nedy." upon It
The names on tho three little stones
rwero Etncllne, Frank, Jr., und Clarissa.
'Weeds and tall grass had begun to
prout about the little, lozenge-shaped
atones and about the taller one.
While she was thus engaged, a tall
man In black looking rather "weedy"
himself, if tho truth wero told came
across tho graveyard mil stood beside
her. lie wore a broad band of crepe
around his hat nnd on his nrm, and
was very grnvo and serious-looking.
"Who nro you, llttlo girl?" ho asked,
bis voice being qulto ngrceablo and
bis tono kindly.
Tm Cnr'lyn Mny, If you please,"
he replied, looking up at him frankly.
"Car'lyn May Stagg?" ho asked.
"You're Mr. Stngg's llttlo girl? I'vo
heard of you."
"Car'lyn May Cameron," she correct
ad seriously. "I'm only staying with
Undo Joe. He is my guardian, and ho
had to take me, of courso, when my
papa and mamma wero lost at sen."
"Indeed?" returned tho gentleman.
5o you know who I nra?"
"I I think," oald Carolyn Mny,
doubtfully, "that you must bo the un
dertaker." For a moment tho gentleman looked
startled. Then he flushed a little, but
bis eyco twinkled.
"The undertaker?" ho murmured.
"Do I look Uke that?"
"Excuse me, sir," said Carolyn Mny.
"I don't really know you, you know.
Maybe you're not tho undertaker."
"No, I am not. Though our under
taker, Mr. Snlvvlns, Is a very good
"Yea, air," said the little girl, po
litely. "I am the pnstor here your pastor,
I hope," ho said, putting a kind hand
upon her head.
"Oh, I know yon now l'- sold Caro
lyn May brightly. "You're tho man
Uncle Joe says Is going to got n stran
gle hold on Satan now that vacation
Rev. Afton Drlggs looked rnther odd
again. The shocking frankness of tho
child came pretty near to flooring
"I ahem I Your uncle compliments
me," ho snld drily. "You don't know
that he Is ready to do his share, do
"His share?" repeated tho puzzled
"Toward strangling the Evil One,"
pursued tho minister, c wry suillo curl
ing tho corners of his lips.
"Has ho got u share in It, too?"
"I think wo nil should havo," snld
the minister, looking down at her with
returning kindliness In his glance.
"Even little glrlH like you."
Carolyn May looked at him qulto se
riously. "Do you s'posc," site asked him con
fidentially, "that Satan la really
ricked enough to troublo little girls?"
lit was a startling bit of now phlloso-
IVY " 5ss?
coinrnrarr -1 o 1 a - 3r
REAL CANINE HERO AND WINS
phy thus suggested, nnd Mr. Drlggs
shook his head In grave doubt. But it
gave him something to think of -' '-hat
(lay; ntid the first sermon pimcncd In
The Corners church that nutumn
seemed rather different from moHt of
those solid, Indigestible discourses that
tlio good man was wont to drono out
to his parishioners. J
"Dunno but It is worth while to give
tho parson a vacation," pronounced
Undo Joe at tho dlnitcr table. "Seems
to mo his sermon this morning seemed
to havo n new snap to it. Mobbe he'll
give old Satan a hard rub this winter,
"Joseph StnggI" said Aunty Rose
"I think he's n very nlco man," said
Carolyn Mny suddenly. "And I kep'
nwnko most of tho time you see, I
lienrd poor Prlncey howling for mo
here, where he wns tied rp."
"Ilumi" ejaculated Mr. Stagg.
"Which kept you awake tho dog or
"Oh, I llko Mr. Drlggs very much,"
the little girl assured him. "And he's
in great "Mellon, too, I nm suro. Ho
ho wears crepe on his hat nnd sleeve."
"null, so ho docs," grunted Mr.
Stagg. "no's 'most always in mourn
ing for somebody or something."
"Do you s'posc, Uncle Joe, that he
looks up enough? It docs just socra
to me ns though poor Mr. Drlggs must
always bo looking down instead of
looking up to sco tho sunshlno nnd tho
blue sky nnd and the mountains, llko
my papa said you should.'
Undo Joe was silent. Aunty Roso
snld, very briskly for her:
"And your papa was right, Cnr'lyn
May. Ilo was a very Bcntlblo man, I
havo no doubt"
"Oh, ho was qulto a wonderful mnn,"
said the little girl with full assurance.
It was on tho following morning that
school opened. The Corners district
school wns a red building, with n
squatty bell tower and two front
doors, standing not far up the rond be
yond the church.
Miss Mlnnlo Lester tnught tho
Hcliuol, and although Miss Mlnnlo
looked very Miarply through her
glasses at one, Carolyn May thought
sho was going to lovo tho teacher very
Indeed, that was Carolyn May's nt
tltudo toward almost everybody whom
sho met. Sho expected to love and to
bo loved. Was It uny wonder sho mado
so many friends?
Thero proved, however, at tho start
to bo a llttlo dlfllculty with Miss Min
nie. Prince would not remain at home.
Ilo howled nnd whined for tho first half
of Monday morning's session as
Aunty Roso confessed, almost driving
her mnd. Then ho slipped his collar
and toro away on Carolyn May's cold
Into tho school marched the dog,
having drawn tho staple with which
his chain had been fastened to tho
bole of tho trco In Mr. Stngg's back
Miss Minnie was both alarmed and
angry. Some of tho Utile girls shrieked
nnd wept, when Prlnco pranced over
to Carolyn Muy's sent
"If you do not shut that awful dog
up so that he cannot follow you hero,
Carolyn May, I shall speak to your un
cle, Mr. Stagg, about It Ugh, tho ugly
beast I Tnko him nwny nt once I"
So Carolyn May's schooldays at Tho
Corners did not begin very happily,
after all. Sho had always loved aud
been loved by every toucher Bho hud
ever hud before. But Miss Mlnnlo
seemed prejudiced against her because
Tho llttlo girl felt badly about tills,
but sho was of too cheerful a tempera
ment to droop for long under the pros
suro of nny trouble. Tho other chil
dren liked her, nnd Carolyn May found
plenty of plnyintitcd.
It was on the last Friday in tho
month that homethlng hnppencd which
quite changed Miss Minnie's attitude
towurds "that mongrel." Incidentally,
The Corners, ns a community, was ful
ly aw likened from Its lethargy, and, ns
It chanced, Hku the Sleeping Benuty
and nil her retinue, by a Prluce.
Tho school session on Friday after
noons was ulwnys shortened. This
day Mr. Brady, ono of tho school trus
tees, catno to review tho school iiud,
before ho left, to pay Miss Mlnnlo her
salary for the mouth.
Carolyu May bad permission from
Aunty not to no cattins that after
noon. Freda Payne, whom nho liked
very much, lived up tho rond beyond
tho nrhuolhousc, and she nnd InVHcd
' the little dty girl to como to see her,
Of course, Prlnco hud to be Included
In the Invitation. Freda fully under
stood that, nnd Carolyn May took him
on his leiush.
They saw Miss Mlnnlo nt her desk
when they went pnst tho schoolhouse.
She wns correcting written exercises.
Carolyn May necret'iy hoped that her
own waa much better than sho feared
Not far beyond tho schoolhoueo
Prlnco began to growl, and tho hairs
stiffened on hla neck.
' "Whatever Is tho matter with you,
Prince?" demanded Carolyn May.
In a moment sho saw the cnuso ot
the dog's continued agitation. A
roughly dressed, bcwblskered man sat
beside the rond cntlug n lunch nut of n
newspaper. He leered at Curolyn May
"I guess you got n bad dog there.
ain't ye, little girl?"
"Oh, no I ne's tis'nlly very polite,"
answered Carolyn May. "You must be
still, Prince I You see," sho explained,
"lie doesn't like folks to wear old .
clothes. If If you had on your Sun-1
day suit, I'm quite suro ho would not
growl at you."
"Ilo wouldn't, hey?" said tho mun
hoarsely, licking his lingers of the Inst )
crumbs of his lunch. "An' suppose n i
feller nln't got no Sur.dny suit?"
"Why then, I s'posc Prlnco wouldn't
ever let you come Into our yard If
ho wns loose."
"Don't let him loose now, little girl," i
said tho fellow, getting up hurriedly '
und eyeing the angry dog uskauce. i
"Oh, no, sir. We're going visiting
up tho rond. Come uway, Prince. I '
won't let him touch you," she assumed
The lnttei seemed rather doubtful ,
of her ability to hold the dog long, and
he hobbled uwny towards tho school-
Carolyn Mny lind a very pleasant
call Freda's mother even approved of
Prince and It was an hour before tho
two started for home. In sight of tho
school house Prince gavo evldcnco
agnln of excitement
"I wonder what Is tho matter with
you now," Carolyn May began, when
suddenly sho sighted what had evi
dently so disturbed the dog. I
A man was crouching under one of
the schoolhouse windows, bobbing up
now and then to peer In. It was tho .
mnn whom they had previously seen
beside tho road,
"nush, Prince!" whispered llttlo
Carolyn May, holding the dog by tho
She, too, could see through tho open
window. Miss Mlnnlo wns still at her
desk. She had finished correcting th
pupils' papers. Now sho had her bag
open and was counting the money Mr.
Brndy had given her.
"O-o-ohl" breathed Carolyn May,
clinging to tho eager dog's collar.
Tho mnn nt the window suddenly
left his position and slipped around to
the door. In a moment ho appeared In
the schoolroom before the startled
Miss Mlnnlo screamed. Tho man,
with n rough threat, darted forward
to seize her purse.
Just then Cnrolyn May unsnapped
the leash from Prince's collar and let
"Save Miss Minnie, Prlncoyl" bbo
cried after the charging dog.
Prlnco did not trouble about tho
door. Tho open window, through
which the tramp had spied upon tho
schoolmistress, was nenrer. Ho went
up tho wall and scramblod over tho
sill with a savnge determination that
left no doubt whatever In the tramp's
With a yell of terror tho fellow
bounded out of the door and toro
along tho rond and through The Cor
ners at a speed never before equaled
In that locality by a knight of the road.
Prlnco lost a little time in recovering
his footing and again getting on tho
trail of tho fleeing tramp. But ho was
soon baying tho fellow past tho black
smith chop and the store.
Tho Incident called the entire popu
lation of Tho Corners, savo tho bed
ridden, to tho windows and doors. For
once tho little, somnolent vllluge
Prince continues to prove that
he Is a very Important character
In this story. The next Install
ment tells how he Is concerned
In another Incident that may bo
heard from later. Don't mlos
(TO BE CONTINUED.)'
Naughty Mamma's Boy.
My husband, who Is nt Camp Slior
mnn, wrote homo and told us this joko
tho boys played on a "mamma's boy"
who was the goat of tho whole com
pany. Ono night whllo ho wns over to
tho T. M. 0. A. they fired up the head
of hlB cot with sticks and tied a string
to them, then waited until he got sound
asleep nnd pulled tho strings, out
enmo tho sticks and down went tlio
bed. lie nenrly exploded he was so tnnd
nnd my husband said hnd you been lis
tening you could havo henrd him
swearing clear home. Chicago Trib
une. All In Some Day.
Ono day nt a Southern camp ono of
the negro soldiers wns showing mo n
servlco pin with threo vtnrs which ho
always curried In his pocket 1 nsl ud
him who the relatives wuro nnd ho re
plied: "One Is fo' miiself an tho othor
two ic fo' ma bruddors; ono is going
to enlist an' the other la la tho next
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HERO OF ZEEBRUGGE ATTACK
Uout. II. T. o. Walker of tho royal
navy, who was the hero of the famous
British naval attack on Zeebruggo.
Lieutenant Walker, who wnsiin otll
ccr of 11. M. S. Vindictive, had tils nrm
blown off during the lauding of tho
Biltlsh sailors and marines on thu
mole. He Is expected In this country
shortly to fill an appointment with tho
Biitlbh bureau of Information.
The Coming of Spring.
An adorable mystery, this coming of
tho spring (do not try to explain It
away), and we, working In our gar
dens, are at the heart of It. Small
wonder that we can hardly wait to be
gin. Many. an enthusiastic possessor of
a small garden wishes nt this season
that ho could enlarge his area and In
crenso his facilities. His neighbor'
greenhouse and hotbeds, and frames,
and pits, do look tnntallzlngly desir
able. But even tho small garden cun
bo provided at a small cost with tho
means for hastening tho innturjty uf
many things. Indeed, tho gnrdeo It
self, if rightly furnished, will ho found
ready with Its early gifts. The French
sorrel, already referred to, Iluiuex
Scutatus, Is among tho tlrst. Its leaves,
not yet half grown, aro meltlngly ten
der and spicily tart, needing only tho
addition of oil and a "thought" of suit
to provide n salad "lit to set before the
king." Why a klng7 Let us say, bo
foro a faithful gardener. Kllznboth
Lddy Nonis, In the Houso Beautiful.
Boy Scouts Flndo-Dlack Walnut.
About ir..OOO,000 f.'i't of black wal
nut timber has been located nnd Its ex
l.teni'i upirt(d to tho forest servlco
bj tho boy scouts since they wero call
ed upon by tho president to assist tho
government In locating this timber for
gunMook and propeller material. The
boy scouts send tho reports to tho for
est service, wheio the Information la
compiled, and then forwarded to tho
war department. Tho government it
self Is not buying tho walnut, but
s nils out tho Information to manu
facturers working on government con
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