The Girl Under
By DONALD ALLEN
191S, by McClure Newspaper
Travelers who came that way and
ascended and descended the long hill,
With the creek and the bridge at its
foot, always turned their heads to look
at the old stone house built in colonial
days. In summer it was covered with
viDes and stood in the shade of the
pear trees, and in summer the "girl un
der the hill" was" oftenest caught
Why the "girl under the hill" instead
of Molly Thatcher? Well, travelers
would have it so, and nobody knew
just why. She had been called so at
sixteen, and she was still being called
so at twenty. It was necessary only
to inquire,at any house in the village
ibeyond the creek to know she was thewondered
daughter of old Mart Thatcher, the
pensioner, and a motherless girl.
Sometimes travelers saw the oldold
man on the porch and the daughter
reading to him as he smoked his pipe
sometimes she was working among
the flowers in the yard sometimes
from the open windows of the house,
they heard her singing and paused to
listen. When strangers met her onbut
the road as she went -to and from the
village wjth her basket, they remem
bered that she had hair that shone
like gold in the sun, and a mouth that
smiled, and eyes that reminded them
of those of a deer. Sometimes, when
a too-curious young man pestered the
postmistress for information ^he re
ceived the reply:
"She's smart and handsome and
good, and it's no use for you to waste
your time. Molly has never looked
at any fellow twice."
One summer day the girl under the
hill carried an apronful of weeds
from the flower beds out of the gate
and emptied them in the highway.
Just as she did so an auto driven by
a young man came chugging up theing
hill. She looked fairly into the
young man's eyes, and he into hers.
The look did not last ten seconds, but it
made her heart beat faster as
turned away, and his as he continued
An, hour later, the old father hob
bled out on the porch where the girl
fat with her chin on her hand, staring
into vacancy, and said:
"I thought you might have gone to
the store. I haven't heard you sing
ing for along time."
was justjust thinking," she re
plied, as she got up and ran away.
Autos were not a rare sight on that
highway. A dozen passed up or down
the hill every day, and no one minded
them. Thx girl under the hill had
never gone to the gate out of curios
ity. If ^seated on the porch she had
now,s sh found herself and wa
vexed. She found herself at the gate,
and stamped her foot as she turned
r.way. That young man had black
hair and dark eyes he was young and
handsome he was surely a gentle
man he. But to break the chain of
thought, Molly seized the brobnTand
began to sweep the porch so vigorous
ly that her father called out from the
interior of the house:
*Hey, girl, what's the matter with
you today? You swept the porch only
an hour ago. Better save the broom."
Two days had gone by since Mollle
had thrown the weeds in the road and
the young man in theiauto came again.
The girl was training a vine at the
corner of the house, and she heard
the machine rumble across the bridge
and begin to climb the hill. Yes,, it
was the same young man, and he was
looking her way.
Sh was partly
turned away, but she knew he ,was
looking. She heard the machine al
most come to a- stop, but she would
not look up. Then the power was In
creased, the chug went louder and
faster, and she stood and listened un
til the sounds died away in the dis
"That fellow pretty near got stuck
on the hill," said the father as Molly
came around to the porch.
It was just as well for **that fel
low" that he wasnt there to see the
toss of her head and the snap in her
eyes. She believed that he had al
most stopped to stare at her, and she
was rejoiced that her attitude had
been one of disdain.
That Is, after thinking It over, she
didn't know whether she was or not.
Three days later, as she sat sewing
and her father slept in bis rocker, she
beard an auto ascend the hill and
stop In front of the house. The rose
bushes bid. it from her sight, but a
moment later the dark-haired young
man was standing uncovered before
ber and saying:
"I beg your pardon, miss, but cottld
70a lend me an ax while I make some
slight repairs to my auto? So sorry
to bother you. Ah, I see an ax over
there. Dont get up, please. I ball
return It directly."
In ber confusion at bis sodden ad
Tent and strange request the girl bad
simply looked at Mm. She gave ber
father a shake to wake Mm up. brief
ly explained matters and disappeared
Into the house. When the ax was re
turned, and while the borrower was
wondering where the lender bad dis
appeared to. the old pensioner re
That'3 all right. Always ready to
bteege folks In trouble. So year auto
broke down, eh?"
-Well er just a slight accident."
"Lucky for you that you wasn't
ccmin* downhill Instead of going apt"
Yes, it was."
\Ust year there were two or three
accidents along here, and it took the
men half a day to make repairs. If
they've got machines- now that they
can repair with an old ax in ten min
utes It's a big gain. I guess there's
some buttermilk from therchurnlng
this morning, and ltf-"
Thanksthanks, but I must be go
ing. Very kind of you, Indeed."
If the old pensioner's eyes had not
been so dim he might have seen a
young man blushing like a girl as he
walked towards the gate, but he
didn't see, and in- his hospitality he
"Call again any time you break
down. If I ain't out here, take the ax
and use it as long as you want to."
Father, how could you speak that
way to him"?" exclaimed the daughter
at his elbow as soon as the latch of
the gate had clicked.
"Lordy, but what have I done now?
young feller's auto breaks down in
front of the house and we lend him
an ax and tell him he can have It
again any time. You are always ready
to give buttermilk to tramps, and I
-why you didn't come out
and offer him a glass. I don't want
folks to thinkI've turned stingy in my
During the next month Molly
Thatcher heard from the" gossips of
the village that the young man was
connected with the big new factory
five miles away. She got sight of him
and his auto at least every other day,
he peered In vaifx for her. Sht2
had a maid's curiosity, but she also
had a maid's timidity. At nine o'clock
one moonlight night, as the Village
lights were going out and a strange
silence was creeping over the land,
she walked down to the gate and
leaned upon it. She had.not been
standing there ten.minutes when the
hum of an, auto came to her ears, from
the crest bf the hill a quarter of a
mile away. She had heard that the
dark-haired man sometimes rode about
at. night. She would wait until the
machine came nearer and then step
behind a rose bush.
"Puff. Puff. Chug." And then the
girl heard a sharp snap, and some
thing told her that the auto was com
down me hill uncontrolled. She
sprang through the gate and saw It
coming. There was only one person
in the vehicle, and intuitiori and the
moonlight identified him. The course
fairly straight, but the brake wa3
not working. Second by/second the
speed increased, and as the machine
came whizzing past she raised her
hard above her head and screamed
to 'he man:
Tump for your life! You will be
kiind at the bridge!"
For the fraction of a second he
looped into her eyes and smiled, and
Tshe had to turn and seize hold of the
gatr while she waited for what must
happen at" the foot of the hill and the
narrow bridge. And when the crash
can*e she screamed to her father, doz
ing on the porch, and ran screaming
down- the path the wild auto had fol
lowed. When neighbor aroused neigh
bor and half a dozen men gathered at
the wreck they found, the girl under
the hill seated on the grass and the
bead of the unconscious young man in
"He Is dead!" some of them whis
pered after a look.
"No! No! It can't be so!" she al
most fiercely replied.
"He must be taken to the inn and a
"No, take him to our house. Run
for a mattress. Lift him carefully. If
he hadn't been coming down the hill
in hopesIn hopes to seeto see"
"Cut and bruised and suffering from
the shock, but no hones broken," re
ported the doctor to young Marshall's
friends next morning. "Leave him
right here and don't worry about
Two week* later, as the young man
was able to ride away In the auto of
friend he said to the old pensioner
**l may not want to borrow your ax,
but I should like your permission to
"Why, of course, of coarse. I tell
Molly we must be neighborly."
"And will yon be neighborlyr WM
quietly asked of the girl as the gate
He-must have read' the answer in
her eyes, for he came again.
Describing the difference to the
operation of a waterplane' and sa ftb
plane, one pilot said:
"Piloting a waterplane Is slightly
different from piloting an ordinary
land machine. It is sometimes very
difficult to alight ons choppy sea in
the case of an airplane fitted with
floats, especially If the alighting has to
be done across wind. If the floats do
not land' simultaneouslythat la. if
one strikes a wavethe result may be
disastrous afloat may be torn off and
the machine spun Intotoewater. With
a flying boltwhich la much more sea
worthythere Is not this difficulty.
Certainly landing* on the water is not
easy as alighting on land. Water Is
very bard If yon do not bit in the
way. as I once found oat from
personal experiences with a seaplane
the south coast."
so right on
Up near Inverril. N. S. W Australia
who encourage bees to work for
are making a hubbub over the
mortality* among their swarms. Whole
colonies sre dying out, and this Is
attributed to the tree-poisoning car
oat by toe government on a fa
I soldiers* settlement area. Ar
sad soda sre used oa tea tfrn
snd an expert has beea detailed
make inquiries as to the
them ried turned
"Invisible Empire" Organized in
Many Localities to Deal With
Idlers and Slackers.
Mobile, Ala.The first "Invisible
Empire," which was brought Into be
ing by General Forrest after the Civil
war to offset the evils of the carpet
bag rule in the Southern states, has
been succeeded-by a second "Invisible
Empire." The Ku Klux Klan, silent,
daring and terrible, is once more or
ganizing in many localities of the
South. First of all the new organ
ization is on the lookout for alien en
emies* for the disloyal and for the fel
low who .is seeking to begin a'Strike,
Silent, Oaring and Terrible.
a^a^a^e^s^eve^e^s^evave^ej I FALSE TEETH FALL OUT
I TRAFFIC IS HELD UP 2
5 Oshkosh, Wis.When a pas
senger on the interurban line
opened his mouth too wide and
his false teeth fell out and
lodged behind some steam pipes
It was necessary to transfer the
a passengers to another car and a
rip out the pipes of the former
Z- one In order to recover the miss
9 lng molars. jj.
KU KLUX RUN IS
REVIVED IN SOUTH
When there is no trouble brewing In
libor circles, or among disturbers sus
pected of being alien enemy sympathiz
ers, the klan goes after Idlers and
slackers. Its methods are proving ef
fective and so faj* no detective has
been able to get on the inside of the
organization, which appears to have
public sentiment behind it.
Wherever the klan is organized it ip
made up of some of the best men of
the community. Neither strangers nor
half-strangers are taken In, and the
rule of "once a member, always a mem
ber" still holds good. Otherwise, the
unfaithful one may be treated to the
fate that awaits other victims of the
Not many days ago the unseen hand
of the klan stretched forth in Mobile,
Ala., where many ships are being built
for the government. A strike agitator
appeared In the community and sought
to foment trouble., The stevedores,
shipworkers and washerwomen of the
city were called out on strike, In spite
of the fact that they were making a
good wage and did not want to strike.
Then a rumor spread that the man
planning-the strike was in personal
danger. He was apprehended by the
police and was being taken to head
quarters when the patrol was stopped
by a squad of motorcars, each covered
with white cloth bearing the Insignia
"Invisible Empire the fiery cross of
Scotland. The agitator was taken.
What became of him is unknown. But
there was no strike.
In Birmingham, Ala., an agitator
sought to start tjouble, In the
mills. Again the arm of the Invisible
Empire" reached from the darkness,
EV?m ^.w.^'*-s rZ
bared, the man was seized and has
not been heard from since. His plans
for a strike also failed.
PATROL DRIVER IS TOUCHED
Wallet Missing After He Gallantly
Accords Olrl Prisoner
Atlanta, Oa. Patrolman Harry
Vaughn, driver of the city's patrol. Is
very considerate of girl prisoners and
allows them to ride on the front seat
with him to save embarrassment of
riding with other prisoners. One morn
ing recently Vaughn accorded this priv
ilege to Ruth Wart a Tennessee girl
sentenced for violation of the vice
law, en route to the stockade. About
noon Vaughn missed bis wallet, which
bad contained about $60 sad a check
Meets Horrible Death.
Bhteelander, Wis.When bis cloth
ing was caught in the shafting at the
mill of the Bainetander Box sad Lum
ber company, Bernard Mosknes wss
whirled about the abaft at terrific
speed and practically crushed to death.
Every bone to bin body wss broken
beforetoemachinery coaJd be
i East Grand Forks.Local contribu
tions to the fire sufferers' fund now
Hancock.The junlor%branch of the
Hancock chapter of the Red Cross has
completed a total of 500 comfort kits
fdr *he soldiers.
Mdorhead.Lieut. V. E. Verne and
Dr. G. L. Gosslee, both ofr Moorhead,
have been commissioned captains.
Both are in the medical corps.
Pfeinview. Fifteen residents cf
Jtainview have died since the influ
enza epidemic began. Health officials
considej that the crest has been
Fergus Falls. The influenza epi
demic has. resulted in a number of
deaths among the patients at the state
hospital here. The hospital is ex
tremely short of help.
Roosevelt.Gilbert Roen, Per
strom, Ed Turner and others went to
Warroad with a lot of cattle to ship,
but had to return with ti animals, as
there were no cars available.
Red Lake JTail3.-Otiahnia
J. Quesnell's final report on the.
Liberty Loan shows that Red Lako
county subscribed $215,950,'or 35,950
more than the allotted quota.
.East Grand Forks.Alice Thatcher,
Lillian Marsh. Josephine Eicliammer
and Cecile Ebiustino, local girls, have
gona to the farm of Fay Reed, near the
city, to attempt" to hurry along the
Red Lake Falls.During the month
the Red Cross shipped to headquarters
at Minneapolis 510 altered army shirts,
23 helmets, 250 hand towels, 125 bath
'towels, 50 shirts, 175 handkerchiefs,
and 15 napkins.
Crookston.Adeline Kehlert has re
ported for work at the Stebbins &
Robert garage to drive^-a taxi and
vjrpi'k of the floor to take the place of
"William Sumpman, who left some time
ago for military training at the Uni
versity of Minnesota.
Red Lake Falls.Carl Gerlajch.
one of Red Lake county's pioneers,
died of cancer after along illness. In
1884 he came to Red Lake Falls town
and took a homestead. He was town
assessor for twelve years, town chair
man for six years, and treasurer of the
school district for ten. He was twice
Foley.Judge John A. Roeser of the
district court filed a decision with the
clerk of court here in which he
granted the writ of injunction apked
for by the Stearns county attorney in
the case of Dr. W. A. Bach, accused
of maintaining a disorderly house at
his sanatorium on the East side, St.
Cloud. He denied the injunction
against his wife, Frieda Bach.
Crookston.Company I, after being
mobilized for state duty only a few
days after it was sworn in, has again
been demobilized. Capt. Che3terman
received word from MaJ. Paul Spooner
of Morris that he had been notified
that the services of the local company
would not be needed. The boys were
in keen anticipation of going to
luth or Moose Lako to help the fire
Northfleld.President Donald Cow
ling of Carleton college has returned
from the east, where, as chairman of
the reception committee of the Ameri
can Council of Education, he
charge of the entertainment of
British Education mission, sent to this
country by the British government.
The mission is expected to visit the
University of Minnesota and Carleton
college about Nov. 16.
Winona.Plainvlew's male popula
tion, Is much bewhiskered as a result
of the influenza epidemic. The only
barbers In the village are 111 with the
and tonsorial shops are closed.
Efforts to Import a barber have been
razors ha beenJS*L, exhausted and
facial adornments have added a new
phase to the changed village, which
has been laboring under a rigid lid
tor a few days.
Tertile.G. J. DeMars, proprietor of
a drug store here, and a graduate of
the College of Pharmacy of the Uni
versity of Minnesota, has Just given
twenty-five pounds of sugar to
sugar division of the United States
food administration, for the benefit of
the American soldiers in France. In
returning the sugar certificate, Mr.
DeMars says: "I am returning certif
icate for twenty-five pounds of sugar,
as I can get along without It. Give
It to the boys."
St. Paul.The Minnesota federation
of farmers' clubs Is orgr--' Its
dubs which are not In the ire
swept region, to aid membe "ubs
In the fire-swept region. The execu
tive committee Is asking all farmers'
clubs not in the burned area to call
special meetings, make* up donations
of livestock, feed, machinery, seed or
money, and notify the secretary, Mrs.
I. B. Richardson, 1393 Cleveland ava
enu north, St. Paul, of what they have.
The federation will then provide for
the distribution of the donations.
Clubs ready to cooperate should lead
to Mrs. Richardson nothing but a noti
fication of what they have to give.
She win then Indicate to what points
shipments should be made.
Red Lake Fafls.H. E. Ives, naM
agent to the department of hospital
support for the state board of control.
Is preparing to move his family to
Brataord, whichfeeass found to be the
most convenient spot for bis head
Deei wood.Tfes AitWn-Deerwood
Telephone company tost about 91,060
through tfes burning of poles and other
equipment fa tfes recent Dorset fires,
fifteen poles are sow down between
Crosby sad Ironton, ISO between Alt
km sad Palisade. Burned-out wires,
brackets sad IsisfeUffrr will fears to
Mora, Kanabec couhx7 citizen*
over-subscribed to the fourth. Liberty
Loan"by 318,150. The amount of $138,-
150 was taken by 1,713 subscribers.
Bemidji.A. L. Dickenson has dis
posed of a-half interest in his Park
hotel to R. C. Davis, and hereafter the
management of the hotel will be under
Davis & Dickenson.
St. Cloud. Louis Lorlnser well:
known St. Cloud boy, who is serving
in France, has lost all the fingers on
his right hand, according to word re
ceived by relatives hetfe.
Park River, N. D.J. E. Cole of Min
neapolis, hide buyer for a Mill City
fur company, was killed near here
when .his car overturned, being pin
ned under the wreckage.
Hastings.Rev. Rudolph Ericson,
former pastor of the Methodist church
here, but recently ccnimiijsicned a
chaplain in the navy, has left for
Seattle, wliere he will report fcr duty.
Hastings. G. W. Howes, C3, 'for
norly cashier of the old Farmer and
Trader*' bank here, died at the homo
of hi3 brother, Erautfcrd Howos, in
Paul. A son, E. B. Hcwes, cf L03
Angoloa, survives him.'
East Grand Forks.The ouster case
in .processings brought to remove
Chief of Police Albert Hurst and
Mayor Cornelius J. Colleger from of
fice in East Grand Fork:. took two
days to be heard in .Crookston.
Aitkin.Mrs. Pies Harmon died at
the family home in Glftry township
leaving her husband and five children,
the youngest but a few hour: old. The
family moved to Aitkin county thrco
months ago from North Dakota.
St. Cloud.Dixty-threo out of the
eighty-two men who were called by
the local draft board to entrain for
Camp Forrest, Ga., answered the roll.
Several were out of the rank3 because
of sickness or had been transferred.
Bemidji.A permanent shipping as
sociation was formed by farmers at
a" meeting, to' be held at Hines. Tho
success of this year's potato crop lias
led to this action. Sevoral carloads
of potatoes have already been shipped
from this vicinity.
Stillwater.Tho Minnesota Imple
ment Dealers' Mutual Insurance com
recently elected Frank J. Lako,
formerly of Scandte.'now a resident
of Minneapolio, president of the com
pany. Mr. Lake takes the place of
II. Evans of Tracy.
Thief River Falls.The people of
this county have been asked to raise
$17,500. during the United War Work
campaign next month, or but a little
more than $1.70 por capita. Commit
tees will bo named the coming week
and plans laid for a thorough canvass
of the entire district.
Thief River Falls.Over $1,400 was
raised in this city for the fire sufferers
by tho various committees namod by
Mayor G. A. Penney a week ago. In
addition considerable clothing was also
secured. An effort is to be mado In
the rural districts to idso take up a
collection on election day.
Minneapolis-. Col. W. R. Stephens,
commander of the Motor Reserve
corps of Minnesota, who returned to
Minneapolis Wednesday night after
nearly two weeks of continuous ser
vice In the fire district about Moose
Is seriously ill with pneumonia
at his home here. Col. Stephens was
one of the first of tho relief officers to
reach the scene of tho Are disasters.
Red Lake Falls.Aime Cyr and Pat
Cvr of#this city were arrested at Lako
union,*Polk county, by.Diputy Game
William Munch on a charge
Illegal hunting and pleaded guilty
before Judge Charles Hallas of Er
sklno. Aime Cyr was charged with
hunting from an automobile and Pat
Cyr for killing a partridge out of sea
son. Their puns were confiscated and
each paid $27 fine.
Anoka.The body of a strange man
who had been murdered by uniden
tified persons was found In a haystack
Just inside the dty limits and near the
Northern Paclfle*an Great Northern
tracks. The skull bad been crushed
the face disfigured by blows from
a club or bar. There is evidence that
the man was attacked somewhere on
a road and his body dragged to the
stack and partially covered with hay.
The body has not been identified
Thief River Falls.T-The Home MIs
ston board of the Norwegian Lutheran
church for the district of Northern
held a special meeting here.
The affairs of the mission field were
gone over and plans for the carrying
on of the work discussed. Reports
from the different sections were to
the effect that the smaller congrega
tions are in a good condition as a
general thing and that new interest In
church work has generally increased
since the union was effected.
Virginia.Because' he Is alleged to
have wagged his tongue seditiously,
emitting statements construed as be
ing disloyal, Arthur Guenther or
Ouenthl, arrested recently, was held
by Commissioner Polrier to the Fed
eral grand Jury- "The United States'
government sends men around to He
about the Germans," Is part of a state
meat alleged to have beea made by
Guenther. In reference to the German
atrocities Guenther is alleged to have
said on Sept. 17, "These are all lies,
there Is act a bit of truth. The gov
eminent sands men around to lis
about the Germans. I am a German
sad shall stick uptorGermany."
OrtosvOle. Ernest Vanfeorn, SO,
died of Spanish Influents, making the
third death la the family of P. E. Van
bora. Leila, a giri of It, and Merle,
a boy of 7, died act long ago of the
same disease. Vanfeorn and family
moved to a farm one mile from Orion
Title a year ago from Grand Junction,
Fergus falls.Peter Olson, living at
Battle Lake, became despondent be
cause members of bis family were suf
fering from Influensa and drowned
himself to a lake. He left a note of
explanation sad told where his body
wouU be found.
HURRY! JU8T EAT ONEsTABLET
OF PAPE'S DIAPEPSIN FOR
No waiting I When meals don't fit
and you belch gas, adds and undigest*
ed food. When you feel Indigestion
pain, lumps of distress in stomach,
heartburn or headache. Here is Instant
Just as soon as you eat a tablet of
Pape's Diapepsln all the dyspepsia, in
digestion and stomach distress ends.
These pleasant, harmless tablets of
Pape's Diapcpsin always make sick, up
set stomachs foci fine at once and they
cost so little at drug stores.Adv.
Hospital Discipline. if
The discipline in basgj hospitals pre
clude:! S0ctal relations between nurses
and enlisted men. A certain nurse
was found ringing, tho doorbell of the
officers' quarters early one morning.
When asked what she wanted, she re
plied th:it the villa! in Which she and
the other nurses were quartered was
on fire. After the fire hud been extin
guished, she was asked why she didn't
give the niann sit oneo, instead of run
ning the Inn.-* distance to the officers'
quarters. Eer reply was "We aren't
allowed to speak to enlisted men."
"Cold In the Head"
ts an aeuto attack of Nasal Catarrh. Per
sons who are subject to frequent "colaw
In the head" will find that the use of
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE will
build up the System, cleanse tho Blood
and render them less liable to colds.
Repeated attacks of Actrte Catarrh may
tend to Chronic Catarrh. i *i.
HALL'S CATARRH MlTOICINTC Is tak
on Internally and actn through the Blood
nn the Mucous SurJTacea of the system.
All Druffgistg 75c. Testimonials f'e.
$100.00 for any cas'O of catarrh tnat
HALL'3 CATARRH MEDICINE Witt not
F. J. Cheney & Co.. Toledo, Ohio.
Shoes Are Stamped.
In Croat Britain shoe manufacturers
are required to stamp on each pair of
its approved retail price.
British Columbia Lumber.
British Columbia's lumber mills can
produce about 2.000,000,000 feet of lum
ber each yesuv
Brevet Is a French word, meaning
commission or warrant.
Arizona forbids barbecues for the
duration of the war.
Get Dodd'a for kidney ilk
prompt relief or money back*
vInsist on box with 3 D's in name,
shown here. All druggists.
Your Veterinarian can stamp
them out with Cutter's Anti-Calf
Scour Serum and Cuttsr*s Germ
FreeBlackleg Filtrate andAggressia,
or Cutter's Blackleg Pills.
Ask him about them. If he
hasn't our literature, write to us for
information on these products.
The Cutter Laboratory
Berkeley, Cat., or Chicago, 111.
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