The Red Cloud chief. (Red Cloud, Webster Co., Neb.) 1873-1923, December 05, 1918, Image 2

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CHAPTER IX Continued.
"la It? Well, no, they didn't tell mo
thnt." ndmltted the visitor, "or I'll not
Mnrtod ho late. You see, I come tip on
a schooner. This here lake boat In'
nln't In my Hue. I'm deop-wutcr, 1
"So I should H'poso," wild Mr. Par
low, "llow'd you Kit up hero, any
way?" "The war," mild tlm visitor. "Tho
war dono It. Couldn't git a good berth
In any doop-wntor bottom. Ho I thought
I'd try fresh-wutor snllln. I toll you.
matey, I boon worklu' as qtinrtormiis
ter's mate on tin old Cross and Cres
cent line, n-scootlu' 'cross to Naples
from N'York there and buck goin'
on ten year."
"What did you leave your boat for?"
asked the carpenter curiously.
VJJlie was sunk. Thijre's things hup
penln' over to the other side ot tho
ocean, mate," said the Injured man
earnestly, "that you wouldn't believe
no, sir I The Cross and Crescent
line's give tip business till after the
wnr's over, 1 reckon."
"You'd better not encourage lilm to
talk any more, father," Interposed Miss
Amanda, coming Into the room again.
"The best thing be can do for liliuscir
1h to sleep for a while."
"Thank ye, ma'am," said the sailor
humbly. "I'll try."
Dirkness came on apace. The sky
tad become overcast, and there wns
promlso of n stormy night more
snow, perhaps. Hut Miss Amanda
would not nllow Carolyn May and
Prince to start for home nt once.
"Watch for your uncle, Carolyn May,
out of the front-room window, and be
nil ready to go with hlni when he
comes nlong," snld Miss Pnrlow.
When Undo Joe came along, Carolyn
May rnn out nnd hailed him from the
"Walt for rac, Uncle Jool Walt for
mo nnd Prlncey, please I Just let me
get my mittens nnd Prince's harness
and kiss Miss Mnndy."
That last she did most soundly, nnd
In full view of the man waiting In the
white road.
"Oh, Uncle Joe, I've got Just tho won
dcrfulest story to tell you J Shall we
harness Prince up again, or will you"
"I enn'f wait for the dog, Cnr'lyn
Mny. I'm Inn hurry. You oughtn't to.
bo out In this wind, either. Get aboard
your sled, now, nnd I'll drug you my
Kslf," Mr. Stugg Interrupted.
. ' A Salt-Sea Flavor.
Swiftly Joseph Stngg trudged to
ward home, dragging Carolyn May be
hind him.
"Oh, dear mo!" exclaimed the llttlo
girl with exultation, "we're all so ex
cited, Undo Joe 1"
"I can see you're nil of n-twttter."
he returned absent-mindedly. "What's
tho matter?"
"Oh, you never could guess 1" wns
Carolyn" M-ay's fnltodnc'ilon, and forth-
with, In breathless sentences, went on
Swiftly Joseph Staoa Trudged Towards
Home, Draao'no Carolyn May Be
hind Him.
to tell of her discovery In tho snow
nnd about tho old sailor now lying
asleep on the Pnrlow couch.
Of course, when Carolyn Mny ar
rived at home, the story had to be told
ull over ngnln to Aunty Hose Ken
nedy. "A mighty plucky youngster, this
Cnr'lyn May of ours," Undo Joe re
marked. "What do you say, Aunty
"She Is, Indeed, Joseph Stngg,"
agreed the woman.
Carolyn May Insisted on going to tho
Pnrlow house herself after school the
next nfternonu to Inquire nbout her
"Bailor man."
When she had been kissed by Miss
Amanda, and Prlnco hnd lain down by
the kitchen range, the little girl de
manded :
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"And do tell me how my sailor man
K Miss Mnndy. He got such n bump
mi his, bead I"
"Yes;, the man's whiiiiiI Is really seri
ous'. I'm keeping hli. In bed. Ittit you
can go up to see blur. He's talked a
lot about you. Carolyn May."
The sailor lay In the warm bedroom
over the kitchen.
Carolyn Mny prattled on gayly and
soon had her "sailor man" telling all
about the sea and ships, and "they
that go down therein."
"l''or, you see." explained Carolyn
May, "I'm dreadful cur'oiis about the
sea. My pnpu and mamma were Inst
at sea."
"You don't say so, little miss!" ex
claimed the old follow. "Aye, aye,
that's too bad."
.Miss Amanda had disappeared, busy
about some household matter, and the
little girl and the sailor wore alone to
gether. "Yes," Carolyn May proceeded, "It Is
dreadful hard to feel that It Is so."
"Feel that what's so, little miss?"
asked the man In bed.
"That my papa and mamma are real
ly drownd-od," said (he little girl with
quivering lips. "Some of the folks on
l heir boat were saved. The papers
said so."
"Aye, aye!" exclaimed the sailor, his
brows puckered Into a frown. "Aye;
aye, matey! that's alius the way. Why,
I was saved myself from n wreck. I
wns In the first olllcer's boat, and wo In
that boat was saved. There was an
other boat the purser's, It was was
drlflln' nbout all night with us. We
come one time nenr smashln' Into each
other and wreckln' both boats. There
was a heavy swell on.
"Yet," pursued the sailor, "come day
light, and tho fog spllttln', we never
could llud the purser's boat. She had
Jest as good a chance ns us after the
steamship sunk.' Hut there It was! We
got separated from her, and wo was
saved, whilst the purser's boat wasn't
never heard on again."
"That was dreadful 1" sighed the lit
tle girl.
"Yes, little miss. And the poor pas
sengers I Purser had twenty or more
In his boat. Women mostly. Hut there
was a sIck man, too. Why, I helped
lower his wife and him Into the boat
'foro I was called to go with the first
olllcer In his bont. We was the last to
east off. The purser had Jest ns good
a chance as wo did.
"I guess I won't never forglt that
time, little miss," went on tho seaman,
seeing the blue eyes fixed on his face,
round with Interest. "No I And I've
seen some tough times, too.
"The ship was riddled. She bad to
sink nnd It was night.
"There was a sick man I told you
about, llttlo miss. He was u wonder,
that feller! Cheerful brave Don't
often see a feller like him. Jokln' to
the last, he was. He didn't want to go
In tho purser's boat, If there was more
women or children to go.
"We told him ull the women folk had
left the ship. So, then, be let me lower
him down Into the purser's boat after
his wife. And that boat had as good a
chance ns we had, I tell you," repented
the seaman In quite an excited manner.
"Oh, denr me!" exclaimed Carolyu
Mny. "My papa and mamma might
have been Just like that," she added.
"Of course, we don't know whether
they gut off the steamship at all."
"Aye, aye I" the sailor said. "Pretty
tough on you, little miss."
Miss Amundu had come back lito
the room, and she stood listening to
the old man's talk. She suld:
"Carolyn May, I think you had better
go downstairs now. We mustn't let
our patient talk too much. It won't be
good for him."
So Carolyn May shook hands with
the old sailor and started downstairs
ahead of Miss Amanda. Tho latter
lingered a moment to ask a question.
"What was tho name of the steam
ship you were wrecked on?" she asked.
"Tho one you were Just telling nbout."
"Sho was the Dunraveu the Dun
raven, of the Cross and Crescent line,"
replied the mariner. "Didn't 1 tell you
thut before, in Vain?"
Will Wonders Never Cease?
Agnlu It snowed all night.
It was on the next day, and nt noon
time, when Mr. Stagg was returning to
the store, that u most astounding thing
Mr. Stagg was walking briskly to
ward Sunrise Cove In his big felt snow
boots, such us all men wore In that lo
cality, and was abreast of tho l'arlow
shop nnd cottage which he always
sought to avoid looking at when ho
heard n door open and close.
He tried not to look tlmt way. Hut
his ear told him Instantly that tho per
son who had come out was Miss Aman
da, rather than her father. Knowing
this, how could lie help darting u
glance at her?
Miss Amaudu stood on tho porch,
looking directly at lilm.
"Mr. Stngg," she called earnestly, "I
must speak to you."
tittw uii tlie Sunnay wiimi rriiico lian
hilled the blat;ksnake, Miss Amanda
had not spoken directly to the hard
ware merchant in ull these hungry
yeura. It rather shocked Joseph Stage
now that she should do so.
"Will you come In?" she urged him,
her voice rather tremulous.
There was u moment of nbsolute si
lence. "IJIess mo I Yeal" ejaculated the
hardware man finally.
"I assure you, Mr. Stagg," Miss
Amanda said hurriedly, "It Is no per
sonal matter that causes me to stop
you in this fashion."
"No, ma'am?" rcspond&d tho man
"I want you to come In anil sponk
with this sailor who was hurt," she
finally said. "Thero Is something he
onn tell you, Mr. Stngg, that I think
you should know."
The big rocking-chair by the window,
In which Miss Amanda's mother had
for several years before her death
spent her waking hours, was now oc
cupied by the sailor.
"This Is the llttlo girl's uncle, ben
jamin," Miss Amanda said quietly. "He
will be Interested In what you have al
ready told nif nbout the loss of the
Dunraveu. Will you please repeat It
"The Dunraveu?" gasped Mr. Stagg,
sitting down without being asked
"There Is no hope, of course," Aman
da l'arlow spoke up quickly, "Hint yout
sister, Mr. Stagg, and her husband
wore not lost. Hut having found out
m Wil
"We Nigh Bumped Into Each Other
After the Dunraven Sunk." i
that Heujnmln was on the steamer
with them, I thought you should ktfow.
I have warned lilm to be cureful how
he spenks before Carolyn May. You
may wish to hear the story at first
"Thank you," choked Joseph Stagg.
He wunted to say more, but could not.
Heujnmln Hardy's watery eyes
blinked, und lit- blew his noser
"Aye, aye, mate!" he rumbled, "hard
lines for u fact. I give my testi
mony 'fore the consul when we was
landed so did all that was left of us
from tlie Dunraveu. Me belli' an un
lettered man, they didn't run me very
dos't. I can't add much more to It.
"As I say, that purser's boat your
sister and her sickly husband was in
had Jest as good a chnnce us we had.
We nigh bumped Into each other soon
after the Dunraveu sunk. So, then,
we pulled off uwuys from each other.
Then the fog rolled up from the Afri
can short a heap o' fog, mate. It
sponged out the lamp In the purser's
boat. We never seen no more of 'em
nor heard no more."
"And wer'j Hanuah werciny sister
und her husband In that bout?" queried
Mr. Stagg thoughtfully.
"I am sure, by the details Heujnmln
has given me," said Miss Amanda soft
ly, "that your sister and Mr. Cameron
were two of its passengers."
"Well, It's n long time ago, now,"
said the hardware dealer. "Surely, If
they had been picked up or had reached
the coast of Africa, we would huvo
heard uhout It"
"It would seem so," the woman
agreed gently.
"You never know what muy happen
nt sen, mister, till It happens," Hen la
mia Hurdy declared. "What becuuie of '
that boat"
He seemed to stick to that Idea. Hut i
the possibility of the small boat's hav
ing escaped seemed utterly preposter
ous to Mr. Stugg. He arose to depart.
Miss Amundu followed the hurdwuro
dealer to the outer door.
"I'm sorry," she said simply.
"Thank thank you," murmured Jo
soph Stagg before she closed the door.
Ho went on to town, his mind
strangely disturbed. It was not his
sister's fate that tilled his heart and
bruin, but thoughts of Miss Amaiula.
She had deliberately broken tho
silence of years I Of course, It might
bo attributed to her Interest In Carolyn
May only, yet the hardware dealer
wondered. ,
At Camp Dodge one night n Swedo
was on guard duty. Heine nmv to tho
business, tlmu dragged slowlj, but
finally the olllcer with relief camo
along. The Swedo said : "Halt." They
halted, and next ho said: "Who wns
dnt?" The olllcer replied: "Olllcer
with relief." The sentry, after wait
ing several minutes In u vain attempt
to recall to mind what ho should say,
brought forth this tturtllng command:
"Dismiss yourselfs nnd be reconciled."
Needless to say tho stillness of the
night wns broken by a roar of laughter,
Under the stress of wur even moth
ers of nursing babies have had 'to go
to work In munition plants and other
places in France, and probably the
nmo thing less true In England, and
even In our own country. It Is said
.that during the first months of the
wur In France babies died at an alarm
lug rate. This tended to destroy the
morale of the civil population, which
Is so essential as an Inspiration to tlie
fighting men, ami It also robbed
France of needed future citizens.
The French government had already
before the war taken stops to conserve
its Infants, but did not take up the
matter of Infant welfare extensively
until the war came and the Infant
deuth rate suddenly and rapidly In
creased. To make up for the lack of
home enre, nurseries were established
-where scientific treatment could be
given to babies and where the mothers
could go at Intervals during the day
to nurso their babies, thus eliminating
the risk of artlllclal feeding. The
babies are caraf for day ami night,
kept warm and clean, provided with
fresh air and made generally com
fortable. Mothers can nurse them
during the night If the child's welfare
requires It. This has worked out to
the advantage of babies und mothers
In wartime, and will be continued
doubtless. In one community, whore
the mayor of a town was also a doc
tor, the death rate for babies wac re
duced to zero for ten years there Is
no equally good record anywhere.
It Is natural that the welfare of
children should bo the care of women
everywhere, und every community
ought to make an effort as a com
munityto establish u place where
mothers who must leave their chil
dren during working hours can be
helped out, und young nnd Inexpert-
The Story
The story of the veil ir It Is con
pned to the fashionable veil Is rather
brief ut present, because only small
face veils occupy the nttentlon of tho
big majority of women. Of this par
ticular kind of veil there nre, however,
many varieties which nre worth tho
attcutlon of women who uppredute
how much n veil enn do for the com
plexion nnd the fnce. Hesldes, thero
nre the stnnll, floating veils which nro'
worn with so much grace and prove
bo alluring on women who know how
to "carry them off," nnd the veils for
motoring. In addition to these one
must not overlook some plonslng nov
elties thnt arc occuslonully seen on
younger women nnd girls who like odd
nnd striking things.
Nenrly ull the email, close-flttlng
fnce veils are made of tine very flue
threads In large mowh ground with
tmbroldcrcd floral sprays straying
over thorn. Or they muy bd splushed
with widely detached motifs or fin
ished with dots. All these decoratlvo
touches nppcnr In borders ns well as In
patterns that trail over tho mesh or
dot It. There are also veils of henvler
threudd nnd in both tho fine und heavy
throuds there nre smull-mesh varieties.
It would bo impossible nnd unnecessary
to descrlbo nil of them. Tho thing
to remember Is that one should experi
ment beforo buying nnd try on differ
ent veils na wo do huts, In order to
select tho becoming pattern. Hlnck
nnd tnupo are the most populnr colors,
but thoro nro others.
Among veils thut have found favor
thoro la a novelty that combines tho
meah veil with plain ciittron so ttmt
ono veil answers two purposes. In it
modoratoly long veil of chiffon a
squnro of silk mesh la set, so thnt tho
fuco may bo covered with either and
the chiffon ends loft floating. It Is
very attractive. A very soft veil with
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euced mothers directed and ndvise
as to the feeding and euro required by
their Infunts. When tht. time comes
for n discontinuance of work for sol
diers nnd their families, women who
hove given so much time und attention
to this war work might use their ot
ganlzatlons to help along the human
welfare movement, nnd more especial
ly the infant welfare work.
The war has left many orphans nnd
hnlf-orphans In France and Helglunv
A contribution of about three dollar!
n month will support one of these chili
(Iron, and this Is another charity thai
merits tho consideration of womeu
women's, clubs and business organize
tlons. The amount Is so biuall that it
will not be felt nt all when divided up
among the members of even a smul)
Combination Sweater Blouse.
An extremely serviceable and Jaunt;
garment Is the new combination
sweater blouse, devised by some one
who wanted to conserve wool without
giving up the good points of the sweat
er. A blouse of some gay striped silk
Is first made according tt a pattern
that opens down the front with fronts
that fold back and Join In a wtdo
sailor collar. Hut the sailor collar Is
not made of the silk. Instead It Id
made of some color wool that goes
well with the stripes In the silk, ns I
arc also wide cuffs for the sleeves and t
u footwlde hip section that forms o
tight-fitting peplum for the blouse. To
put It on It Is simply pulled on over
the head. It Is a charming little thin?
to wear with the wulklng suit skirt,
and the wool Is placed Just where the
additional warmth under the suit coo'
might be most welcome on frosty
of the Veil
a coarse mesn, having u noruer wovea
with figures In u finer mesh, Is shown,
with n plain chlffou veil, lu the 111ns-'
trntlon. An extreme nn". novel veil
has had a following among young
people. It consists of tin oolong of a
lurge, squure-meshed ve!! bordered
with chiffon nnd hangs straight from
the front of the turbun to the waist
line while a longer veil or plain chif
fon hnngs from the back. There Is :t
border of chenille dots In graduated
sizes set across tho lower edgo of tho
mesh veil. Long senrfs of mnllnes at
tached to stnnll hats and turbans, to
bo wrapped nbout tho fnce nnd neck,
wero 'nmong the nllurlug things thut
came lu with Into summer and are1
pretty enough to survive tho passing
of n season. They were In nny of
the colors used for hats nnd ought nt
lenst to reappear on tho between
seasons lints that will soon be with ua.
Panels Aro Looped.
Tho panel has never been more evt
dent. It appears In u thousand effects.
In u gray sutln It is developed In a
looped panel ut the back, made of tho
satin und fulling In front In an npron
panel made of lino net banded across
tho bottom with a gray fur half a foot
deep. Of course, the foundation skirt
of this particular dress is as narrow ijs
it can be, nnd becnuso ono must be
able to tnko steps while wenring it the
two pieces at tho bottom of tho skirt
ara crossed la tho back, separating as
ono moves. Purls sends over n num
ber of these cross-drnped skirts, do
signed evidently to glvo tho extreme
narrow lines on which approval has
been placed.
Thought That Heartened Young
British Soldier.
Helped to Overcome Natural Nervous
nets of His First Physical Im
pact With the Huns Realized
It Was "FlQht or Die."
Tommy Kehoe, u slxteen-yenr-old
English hoy, tells how he "got his first
Hun." Not a hundred feet uway they
were when our lads were Jumping to
the parapet to meet them with their
bayonets. I inurie n leap for the top
of the ladder, grabbed at It, mlsed
and slipped back. Somebody reached
out a hand utnl pulled me up.
Almost on us they were. Oh, never
In my worst dreams and I've bad,
many a bi.d one since then have I
seen u mtfre dreadful sight than that.
They cam' nt us out of the dark like
fiends from another world, like the
pictures I've seen of men from Mara,
for their heads were covered with tho
most evil looking masks that anybody
could Imagine, masks with huge round
eyes and long, piggish snouts. Shells
were bursting above them, machine
guns were tearing through their ranks
and their masks wore white and ghast
ly In the light of the rockets. Many it
time I had thought of what war would
be like, but never had I thought I
should look on such a sight us tlmt.
"Fight or die, Tommy Kehoe! Fight
or 'die!"
That's what I told myself as I
crouched In front of the sand bags,
with my bayonet ready for them.
Whopping big men they wore, head
ami shoulders above mo. Hut us I
waited there a thought Hashed
through mo of the Haittam regiment,
llttlo fellows scarcely bigger than I,
who hnd made good against even thos
giant Prussians. Size didn't count be
hind a bayonet. It was quickness that
counted. I wns sure of It. If It didn't,
then It was all over with me.
Kvon then, when they were nlmost
up to us, how the guns wore mowing
them down ! It looked ns If none could
bo left In a moment or two. Hut those
that didn't fall came on like madmen
and poured through the lanes whore
tho big guns had leveled our wires.
One he was a six-footer If he was
an Inch ran straight for me with his
bnyonot. I crouched and thrust at lilm
thrust upward. His bayonet went
over my shoulder. Ho staggered nnd
fell over my gun. I had got lilm! I
hnd got him! In the stomach!
'Twas lucky for me there wns no
time to think ovi'r It or to stand there
gaping nt lilm the dead Hun bunging
over my gun with his masked head
nlmost touching me for It wns horri
ble. For n second or two I turned diz
zy nnd sick. Rut It was flgh't ngnln or
die. I Jerked my rifle bnck nnd stum
bled over the dead man ns he Hopped
to the ground.
"Make for their stomachs. Tommy
Kehoe! Make for their stomachs!" I
told myself. "Size don't count."
Find Historic Relics.
Excavators for the Hrooklyn Itapld
Transit subway tunnel to Hrooklyn, un
der Whitehall street, came upon a larg
number of piles which had been Im
bedded In the mud nt that point since
Revolutionary days. The site of the
historic find was, at one time, that of
the old Whitehall ferry, whence (Jen.
Oeorge Washington embarked one De
cember day In 178.'!, Immediately after
he had bidden farewell to his ofllcors
nt Fraunce's tavern, nt Hroad and
Pearl streets, four blocks nwny. While
the diggers wore hoisting up the old
piles they nlso found some old wooden
mains used during the administration
of Aaron Hurr as water commissioner
of the city. Many old relics have been
dug up In this section of the city with
the excavating for the new tunnel.
Two blocks nwny the hull of nn old
wooden ship was found 15 feet bf-.
nenth the surfuce of the street, u year
or two ago, while further "Inshore,"
nenr Hrond and Front streets, huge
clam shell beds wore dug up, showing
thnt at ono time the shore line hnd
been further inland.
Garlic to Be Imported.
HecniiRo of the scarcity of food In
Europe and the difficulty of transporta
tion, the war board discouraged the Im
portation of food products from En
rope, hoping to save them for home
consumption and to save tonnage. Gar
lic from Italy was Included under this
general prohibition until the Italian
government represented that Rtent
financial loss would result, duo to the
vast acreage planted with garlic In
Italy. The supply of this year's yield
would be far too groat for home con
sumption. Due to this, the wur trade
board Issued n permit for the present
yenr, with tho understanding thnt
nfter .'fnnunry, 1018, fewer acres would
bo planted to garlic, but would be de
voted to tho cultivation of other food
products, which would bo used for
home consumption. Itnllan-Amerlcan
News Burenu.
Bismarck's Head Sold Cheap.
An Iron head of Hlsmarck wns re
cently sold to the New York war sav
ings committee for transformation Into
munitions. The Iron chancellor's metal
duplicate was appraised at $8, paid In
Wnr Snvlngs stamps, nnd within two
hours wns on Its way to a munition
factory. The owner, who refused
to give his name, declaring thnt
since tho war ho had been so
embarrassed nbout Its possession thnt
ho hesitated to dispose of It as refuse,
fearing the cynical comments of the.
Junk collectors of bis neighborhood.
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