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the soldier whoSaiardship made hint
forgetful of his name, f amijy and reg
iment, -with only the dim knowledge
that he was a British soldier.
"Aye-hee" is sailor, whose eye
brightens atmentionof tie American
navy. He may be an officer. He is
erect, dignified, "well-mannered, He
is not insane. His face is intelligent
and his eye clear. But it clouds over
as he tries to see into his own past
He can only utter the strange word
that has given him his nick-name,
and write only the three letters "J,
One night in June, 1907, "Aye
hee" -was found lying on the platform
of the railway station at Waseca,
Minn. He had had a stroke of some
kind. His head was bruised. "When
he recovered consciousness his right
side was palalyzed from toe td cheek.
He could not speak or write. He un
derstood spoken words with difficulty.
And he had forgotten xwho he was
and "whence he came.
A charitable German family cared
for him for a year, and Dr. W. A.
.,. yuw-K ocvcuucu miu. vuiaiiy
ne was tanen to tne Kocnester insti
tution, where he has been since.
He greeted me with a smile, and
a shake of his left hand. He was
eager for a test Little by little I'
-felt my way, asking him questions
covering recent years, the night "at
Waseca when his memory went, and
the years back ef that
"What were you doing on the
train," I asked. And then, by endless
questions, I gathered that he was go
ing west that he liad come from
San Francisco to New York and was
on his way back. And then came the
most surprising thing.
Ke belonged in the navy!
He had carried official dispatches.
In Kipling's story, "The Man Who
Was" Is brought back to self-knowledge
by the sight of his old regi
mental quarters, and the familiar bat
tle flags and trophies. I wondered
whether this man, too, might not be
capable of such an awakening.
"What was your ship?" I asked. J&
"Aye-hee" he did not know. v
"Where have you voyaged? Have
you been north?" He turned up his
coat collar and shivered.
"Have you been with Peary?"
"Aye-hee, aye-hee!" he nodded
eagerly. And. after long questioning
he declared It had been in 1902 or
1903 Peary was In the Arctic then.
I showed him a. picture off Admiral
Schley, and he went Into ecstasies;
He knew Schley! But he did -not
know whether he had sailed with
Dr. Arthur F. Kilbourne, superin
tendent of the hospital, queried he
navy department at Washington, but
officials there could tell nothing'.
And yet SOMEBODY musJT.know
him. ' v.
Who, then, is "Aye-hee?" Do
Here is his picture and his story,
so far as it is clear. If you have any
notion who he is, call up and tell The
Day Book, and the editor Wilt.be glad
to co-operate With you in restoring
fo this man his name and identity.
Facts About "Aye-hee."
Initials supposed to be "J. C. E,"
Probably a non-commissioned-
May have been north with Peary. ..
May have served under Admiral
About 46 years old.
,, Height 5 feet 6 inches. J
Hair, nearly black, streaked wlth
gray. - t "
Eyes, brown . f, z
One lower front tooth missing,
' Daily Healthogram.
A good laugh is one of the best?
liealth remedies a person: can take at r
meal times. Sandwich the laughs In8"1
betwjeen courses and between bites?'!
Sit a little while after the meal is over"ff
and chat about" pleasant subjects.1Jj
Laughter aids the digestion, Strang l
as iLmaff -Sgema