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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, J9J0
He Had the Makings of a Hero
By HADLEY P. FREEMAN.
Copyright, 1810, by American Press Asso
. "Sarah, I bare finished Harvard, and
my father will obtain for me the sec
ond vice presidency of the Great Cen
tral line. You know I love you and
you only. Will you marry me?"
"Henry." she paid, "let us not dis
cuss It here. Come with me into the
conservatory." Once seated there.
Henry, Impetuous and quick tempered,
burst out: "Sarah, you would not re
fuse me? nave you deceived me? Do
you love another? Would you"
"Henry," she Interrupted, "be quiet
I love no one but you, but I will never
marry a man who has not proved bis
"But I do not need"
"Do not need! True, not now, but If
a crash should come or your father
should die what would you do? What
could you do? What work have you
ever done? Do something to prove
"Sarah, you are right. 1 have never
done anything. I have been quite use
less, but I will show my worth." '
The effect on Henry was remark
able. The next day bright an A early
BUSHED TOWABD TH1 BIO ROUHDHOtTSB.
he entered bis father's private office.
The elder Sherlock greeted bis son
with a pleasant "Good morning."
"Dad," Henry stammered. "I want
to talk things over with you."
"What's wrong now?" ,
"And in particular?"
"Sarah won't marry me until I do
"And you intend"
"To throw up the vice presidency,
start in at the bottom and work up."
"Very well. When do you wish 'to
"All right. I'U see to the Job."
That night bis father said quietly:
"Report to the dispatcher at Erie,
O. Leave here at 2:80 a. m. It's for
tunate for you that telegraphy was one
of your youthful whims. Just as soon
as you learn the job you will be given
a responsible berth."
"Good night." said Henry and turned
And the next morning found htm on
bis way from New York to Erie with
out having seen Sarah. Happy in the
thought that be was to prove himself,
he spent most of his trip composing a
letter to her telling all and explaining
his departure without seeing her.
The next afternoon he reached Erie
tired and sleepy. From supper he
went directly to bed in the borne of
one of the dispatchers, where he bad
secured room and board, and at 9 the
next morning be began work.
He soon found that train dispatching
was not easy. During the first weeks
of bis work be was assisted and
- watched by the dispatcher whose place
he was to take. Then began the night
shift As far as population was con
cerned, Erie was hardly on the map,
but as a railroad point it was most im
portant It was a division point of
consequence, as several branches of
the main line converged there.
Henry was given complete charge of
a branch which boasted but four
trains, so it was easy for him to take
care of the wire and the train sheets.
How could be keep awake? The sta
tion with its cozy fire was almost
homelike except for the feeling of
He worked on, continually cheered
by his letters from home and Sarah
and by his own satisfaction at doing
something well. And the first pay
day could the bank hold his first four
weeks' wages, his $30? Then he was
given a really important desk.
But soon be began to be discouraged.
Nothing happened. There seemed to
be no way to prove himself. And
tbea the test came.
la the middle of February came
probably the meanest and most severe
storm ever known to that region. The
rain, chilled by the lower air and fall
ing on the colder objects below, frose
and formed one continuous ice sheet
oreloplng everything below. Down
went trees, fences, wires and bridges
work, work night and day for the re
With the wires down, the railroads
resorted to the old schedule system of
difjpatchlng. But trains were late and
the tracks slippery. After six hours
of herculean labor a single line was
run along the afflicted district of the
Great Central lines and limited com
On the night of the 10th Henry
was sitting drowsily by his little stove.
In these dreams was he engrossed
when suddenly and unexpected came
the rail for Erie Er, er. Answering,
Sherlock received the awful message:
"Rocky cut bridge down and the Na
tional limited has passed here. Signed,
Springdale was the first night sta
tion east of Erie and thirty-two miles
away. Rocky cut was a mile and a
half from Erie in- the same direction
and spanned by an old wooden rail
road bridge. What should he do?
Quickly he thought and quickly form
ed his plan.
On went his bat, coat and gloves,
and out the door he tore and rushed
toward the big roundhouse. On a
nearby siding with steam up stood a
switch engine, into which he sprang
after opening the switch on to the main
He pulled the reverse lever and
backed out of the siding on to the main
track. With all possible haste he re
set the switch, re-entered the oak and
opened wide the throttle.
Never before had he gone so fast,
never before had he attempted to run
alone. In fact his largest experience
in running bad been acquired on his
father's private train. Now he seem
ed to stand still. Tet the cut soon
opened before him. . He braced himself.
Jammed on both brakes, and as the
engine stopped on the edge of the
bank he swung to the ground, slipped
on the ice and snow and finally sank
down in a heap. ,
He tried to rise.- He could use but
one foot he had broken his ankle.
How, with only one leg. could he cross
the river? Tet he crawled down to
the edge, hoping to make his way over
on the Ice. But the river, contrary to
his expectations, was open. He wav
ered, almost backed out, then thought
of Sarah and, his opportunity and
plunged into the icy flood.
Hindered by bis .useless leg. be
seemed to make but little progress.
Would he never reach the other side?
He was fast becoming exhausted when
he struck firm ground and crawled out
of the water. Painfully he made his
way up to a section shanty, where
were kept torpedoes for Just such an
emergency. He grasped several and
hurried as fast as possible up the track.
He must give the warning tar enough
from the bridge to allow the racing
train time to stop.
And now his iron constiution, which
won him collegiate sporting fame,
served him well.
But he .must go faster. He had
but little time. He tried to walk on
his broken, leg, but It would not sup
port hkn. He must crawl again. Oh,
If be could only run, even for a minute
or two! But hark! Even now In the
distance he hears the whistle of the
approaching train. Disappointed, be
stops his mad race and fixes the torpe
does securely to the track.
Now he waits, but not for long. The
train reels around the curve. Suppose
the torpedoes should fall! But his
fears are groundless. As the train
passes, one torpedo after another ex
plodes with a deafening roar, the
brakes are slammed on, the engine and
coaches groan, creak and come to a
standstill. The train Is saved!
Exhausted and no longer upheld by
the intense excitement, he sank down
unconscious. In this condition he was
found by the trainmen. From letters
in his pockets his Identity was estab
lished and became known throughout
the train. "Henry 8herlock!" cried a
young woman who rushed out of a car.
She hurried down the track to where
they were taking the unconscious man
Into a sleeper and immediately as
sumed command. After he had been
carefully placed in a berth she sought
to soothe him with endearing words
and loving caresses. In the meantime
a brakeman went through the car. for
a surgeon. One speedily came, and to
gether they set the broken ankle,
bound It and made splints to hold It
Again the doctor examined the man
and then shook bis head ominously.
"He has developed pneumonia and
will need the most careful nursing."
"Ohl" cried Sarah.
"He had best be taken to a hospital
as soon as possible. Will you attend
The limited was detoured over an
other railroad, and when they reached
Toledo, the first large city, Henry, "till
unconscious, was removed from the
train and carried to a hospital.
With her father and mother Sarah
had been on her way to California.
After the accident she refused to go
further, but determined stay in To
ledo with friends. Brave she tried to
be, yet the strain was terrible. It was
because of her be bad cone away. If
he were to die it would be her fault!
Thus she worried. Would he never
Then on a sunny and summer-like
day in early March, with the warm
breeze blowing through the window,
the recovering patient was allowed to
see one .visitor.
"Whom shall It be?"
. "Sarah-bIIss Greene."
And when she rushed into the room
and to the bedside, weak though he
was, he was strong enough to clasp
her tightly to him. while be asked the
unnecessary question about his abil
ity and was answered by the dearest
girl in the world with a look, a kiss
and the Que word "Yea."
GIRL GUIDES FOR
British Movement Expected to
Spread to This Country.
NOW that the boy scout move
ment has gained such a firm
start in this country we may
hope to have soon a "girl
guide" brigade also, as they have In
The girls of the nation need moral
training as much as the boys.
The members of the English girl
guide brigade are taught to cultivate
the qualities of self reliance,, energy
and thrift. They learn the womanly
duties of cooking, nursing, etc. The
days of camp life give them experi
ence in farming, gardening, etc.
Finally, the girt guide's business is to
make herself generally handy by learn
ing useful occupations and handiwork.
She may obtain badges of efficiency
for ambulance work and as a natural
ist, a cook, a matron, a musician, a
nurse, a farmer, a needlewoman, a
swimmer and a host of other capaci
ties. Moral training is not neglected.
It Is in the hands of tbe captain of the
company and is designed to fall Into
two phases, the first teaching "a
knowledge of God through nature
study," while the second Is concerned
with "chivalry, charity and helpful
ness." Girls are enrolled as guides between
the ages of eleven and eighteen. Eight
form a patrol, which is in the care of
a patrol leader, who must be over fif
teen. Three patrols or more form a
company, with captain and lieutenant,
who are to be over twenty-one. The
training Is to be organized by local
committees of ladles, to whom a girl
must produce a letter of consent from
her parents before she can be enrolled.
To Smoke er Not to 8moke.
And still the cigarette' and the anti-
cigarette factions wage a fierce war.
which almost leaves suffrage In the
background. Mrs. Alice Roosevelt
Longworth, probably much against her
will, has been made the leader of the
cigarette movement. By that Is meant
that the leaders of the opposition say
her example causes the women of
America to smoke.
Miss Mnry F. Balromb, president of
the Young People's Civic league, is the
head of the anti-cigarette crusade.
She says emphatically: "Cigarette
smoking for women is disgusting.
There can be nothing pleasing about
it A woman smokes because before
she realizes It she is in the toils of the
In the meantime Jewelers report that
never before has there been such a de
mand for gold and silver smoking ar
ticles for ladles as this season.
Next the Woman Jookoy.
- The woman jockey is the next prop
osition we shall' have to face. Tbe
society woman Jockey is here to stay.
At several races held at Aiken and at
well known country clubs she has
A SOOIXTT JOOKR.
made her mark, and now It remains
for the professional to make good. Re
cently a dispatch appeared In the news
columns of a New Tork paper, an
nouncing that next season would prob
ably see the "trying out" of a-number
of ambitious girls who aspired to be
School Children's Health.
Many a chill Is caught by children
sitting in wet shoes and damp clothes
all day at school. The floor draft
and the damp footgear sometimes com
bine to lay the seeds of rheumatism
and eva consumption.
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LODGE MAUI, No. 984, A. F. & A. M
Slated meetings will be held at
Masouic Hall, Kabului, on the first
Saturday night of each month at 7.30
Visiting brethren are cordially lu
vited to attend.
J. N. S. WILLIAMS II. W.M.
t. f. Secretary.
ALOHA LODGE NO. 3 KNIGHT8
Regular meetings will lie held at the
Knights of Pythias Hail, Wailuku, on the
second and (oartu Saturdays of each
All visiting members are cordially in-,
viu-d to attend. 1
L. M. BALDWIN, C. C.
JOHN J. WALSH, K. OPR..
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