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I I Sisters j
? I KATHLEEN I
I NORRIS j
OwrrWM kv Kathi*** Nanto
fretted to herself, in a certain burn
4 lng noontime, toward the middle of
August. Martin, who hod been play
ing poker the ulght before, was sleep
ing late this morning. Coming home
at three o'clock duzed with close air
and cigar smoke, he had awakened
? his wife to tell her that he would be
W \ "dead" In the morning, and Cherry
had accordingly crept about ber dress
ing noiselessly, had darkened the bed
room and eaten her own breakfast
without the clatter of a dish. Now
she was sitting by the window, pant
? lng In the noon bent. She was think
p lng, ns lt chanced, of the big forest
~\ ut homO and of a certain day-Just
one of their happy days!-only a year
ago, when she had lain for a dreamy
hour on the soft forest floor, storing
up idly through the laced fanllkc
brunches, and she thought of ber fa
ther, with bis mild voice and ready
lt ?iludi?; and some emotion,'almost like
Sj / fear, came (?vcr her. For the first time
( I sile asked herself, in honest bewilder
y<. mont, why she had married.
I The herd deepened and strengthened
and Increased ns the burning day
".wore on. Martin waked up, bot uud
headachy, and having further o?s
. tressed himself with strong coffee und
\ eggs, departed Into the dusty, motion
less furnace out-of-doors. The fat
brown bills shimmered and swam, tito
"Emmy Younger" ' looked Its barest,
its ugliest, Its least attractive self.
There' was a shadow In the door
$ . woy ; she looked up surprised. For a
minute the tall figure In striped linen
and'thc smiling face under the flow
ery hat seemed those of a stranger
* Then Cherry cried out and laughed
and In another Instant was crying Ic
Allx cried, too, but It was with ?
^ great rush of pity and tenderness^foi
Cherry. Allx had not young lov <-vm;
novelty to soften the outlines of thc
"Emmy Younger" and she felt, as sin
frankly wrote later to her father, "ai
last convinced that there ls a hell I'
The heat and bareness nnd ugliness
\ of the mine might have beeu over
looked, but this poor littlo house ol
?Cherry's, this wood stove dralnlnf
, yt ^whlte^ ashes, this tin sink with Itt
"'pump^and t?t?'h'athro??i with neltbei
faucets nor druin, almost bewllderei
Alix with their discomfort.
Even more bewildering was tin
change In Cherry, There was a cer
tobi hardening that impressed Allx u
once. There was a weary sort of pa
tlence, a disillusioned concession t<
the drnbness of married life.
But she allowed the younger $lstei
to see nothing of this. Indeed, Cherri
so brightened under the stimulus o:
Allx's companionship that Martin tolt
her thut she was more like ber old sci
than she bad been for months. Joy
ously she divided her responsibility
with Allx, explaining the dlfllcultle
of marketing und housekeeping, am
Joyously Allx assumed them. Her vi
tellly infected the whole household.
She gave them spirited accounts o
Anne's affair. "Ho's a nice little nen
demie fellow," she said of Justin Lit
tie. "If he had a flatiron In ead
hand he'd probably weigh close to i
hundred pounds I Ho's a-well, n sor
of damp-looking youth, If you kno\
what I mean 1 I always want to tak
a crash towel and dry him off!"
"Fancy Anno with a shrimp ilk
that !" Cherry said, with a proud loo
at her own man's flue height. "II
sounds awful to me."
"He's not, really. Only lt seems thu
he belongs to the oldest family I
America, or something, and ls til
"Money?" Cherry asked, Interes
"No, I don't think morey, exnetl;
At least I know be ls getting n but
tired a month In his uncle's law olllci
and Dad thinks they ought to wa
until they have a little more. She'
have something, you know," All
added, after a moment's thought.
"Your cousin?" Martin asked.
"Well, ber father went Into the Mn
extinguisher thing with I>ad," All
elucidated, "and evidently she an
Justin have had deep, soulful thought
about lt. Anyway, tho other day si:
said-you know her way, Cherry
Tell me, Uncle, frankly and honest)
may Justin and I draw out my shin
for that lilllo homo that ls going I
mean so much to us-' "
"I can hear herl" giggled Cherry.
"Dud Immediately said that si
could, of course," Allx went on. "I
was adorable about lt. He said, '
will do more than build you n litt
home, my dear I* "
"We'll get a slice of that some time
Cherry snid thoughtfully, glancing i
her luisband. "I don't mean wh<
Dad dies, either," she added, In quit
affection. "I mean that ho might bul
us a little home soibe day in Ml
"Gee, how he'd love lt I" Allx sal
"I married Cherry for her money
"As a matter of fact," Cherry co
tradlctcd him, vivaciously, anbuati
even by tho thought of a change ar
? born?, "wo have never eren spoken
of tt before, hay? we, Ma rt r*
"I never heard of lt before," he* ad
milted, smiling, as he knocked the
ashes from hts pipe. "Bat lt's pleasant
to know that Cherry will come IA for
a nest-egg some dayl"
Presently the visitor boldly sug
gested that she and Cherry should both
go home together for the wedding, and
Martin agreed good-naturedly.
"But, Mart, how'll you get along r
bis wife asked anxiously. She had
fumed and fussed and puttered and
tolled over the care of these four
rooms for so long that lt seemed un
believable that her place might be
vacated even for a day.
"Oh, I'll get along fine I" ho an
swered Indifferently. So, on the last
day of August, In the cream-colored
silk and the expensive hat again, yet
looking, Allx thought, strangely un
like the bride that had been Cherry,
she and her sister happily departed
for cooler regions. Martin took them
to the train, kissed his sister-in-law
gaily and then his wife affectionately.
"Bo a good little girl, Babe," he
said, "and write mel" .
"Oh, I will-I will 1" Cherry looked
ofter him smilingly from the car win
dow. "He reully ls an old dour I" she
But when nt the end of the long
day they reached the valley, und when
her father came Innocently Into the
garden and stood sluring vaguely at
her for a moment-for her visit and
the day of Alix's return had been kepi
a secret-her first act was to burst
into tears. She clung to the fatherly
shoulders ns If she were a storm
I heaton bird safely home again, and
although she immediately laughed nt
herself r.vid told the sympathetically
watching Peter and Allx that she.
dian't know wt>at was the matter with
her, it was only to Interrupt the words
willi fresh tears.
Tears of joy, she told them, Puigh
Ing ut the moisture In her father's
eyes. She bad n special Joyous word
for Hong; she laughed and tensed
and questioned Anne, when Anne and
Justin came back from an ufternoon
concert In the city, with nn Interest
and enthusiasm most gratifying to
After dinner she had hc-r old place
on the arm of her father's porch chair;
Allx, with Buck's smooth head In her
lap, sat on the porch step beside Pe
lter, and the? lovers murmured from
the darkness of the hammock under
th? shadow of the rose vine. It was
happy talk In the sweet evening cool
ness; evorybody seemed harmonious
and In sympathy tonight.
"Bedtime 1" said her father present
ly and she laughed In sheer pleasure.
"Daddy-that sounds so nice again I"
"But you do look fagged and pale,
little girl," he told her. "You're to
stay tn bed In the morning."
"Oh, Til be down 1" she assured him.
But she did not come tn the morning,
none the less. She was tired in soul
and body and glad to let them spoil
her again, glad to rest and sleep In
the heavenly peuce and quiet of the
Late In the afternoon, rested, fresh,
and her old sweet self In tho white
ruffles, she canje down to Join them.
Tliey had settled themselves under
Late In the Afternoon Sh? Came Down
to Join Them.
the redwoods. Anne mid .1 list in, Peter
and Alix and Ruck, the dog, all Jut. ped
up to greet ber. Cherry very quit tly
subsided Into n wicker chair, listened
rallier than talked, moved her lovely
eyes affectionately from ono to an
Peter hardly moved lils eyes from
her, although he did not of len ad
dress ber directly; Justin was quite
obviously overcome by the unexpected
beauty of Amie's cousin ; Anne her
self, wdtb an undefined pang, admit
ted In ber soul that Cherry was pret
tier than ever; and even Allx was af
fected. With the lovely background -
of the forest, the shnde of her thin ^
wide hut lightly shadowing her face,
with the dew of ber long sleep and
recent bath enhancing the childish
purity of ber skin, and with her blue I
eyes full of content, Cherry was a c
picture of exquisite youth and grace 8
snd charm. .'
The evening was pooler, with sud- J
den wind and a promise of storm.
They grouped themselves about a fire j
In the old way; Anne and Justin sit- fl
ting close together on the settle, ns ]
Martin and Cherry bad done a year c
.go. Cherry sat next her father, with v
ber hand linked tn hts; neither hand
moved for a long, long time. Allx,
sitting on the floor, with her lean
cheeks painted by the fire, played
with the dog and rallied Peter about
some love affair, the details of which
made him laugh vexedly In spite of
himself. Cherry watched them, a lit
tle puzzled at tho familiarity of Peter,
beside this fire; had he been so en
tirely one of the family' a year ago?
She could almost envy him. feeling
herself removed by so long and
strange a twelvemonth.
"Be that as it may, my dear," satd
Allx, "the fact remains that you
taught this Peuton woman to drive
your car, didn't you? And you told
her that she was the best woman
driver you ever knew, a better driver
even than Miss Strickland ; didn't
"I did not," Peter said, unmovedly
smoking and watching the fire.
"Why, Peter, you didi She said
"Well, then, she said what ls not
"She distinctly told me," Allx re
marked, "that dear Mr. Joyce had said
that she was the best woman driver
he ever saw."
"Well, I may have said something
like that." Peter growled, Hushing.
Allx laughed exultingly. "I tell you
I loathe her 1" he added.
"Daddy, we have a lovely home!"
Cherry said softly, her eyes moving
from the shabby books and the shab
by rugs to Allx's plano shining in tho
gloom of the far corner. It was all
homelike and pleasant, and somehow
the atmosphere was newly Inspiring
to her; she had felt thal the (all; at
dinner, the old eager controversy
about hooks and singers and politics
and science, was-well, liol brilliant,
perhaps, hilt worth while. She was
begi:?:ilr^ to think Peter extremely
clever and only Allx's quid; tongue n
match for bim, and to feel tbut her
?miier knew every hook and had seen
every worthwhile piny In the world.
Martin, whose deep dissatisfaction
with conditions at the "Emmy Young*
er Mine" Cherry well knew, had en
tered into a correspondence some
mouths before relutive to a position
at another mine Hint seemed better
to him, und instead of coming down
for a doy or two at the time of Anne's
wedding, as Cherry had hoped he
might, wrote her that the authorities
at the Red Creek plant had "Jumped
at him," and that ho was closing up
all his affairs at the "Emmy Younger"
and had arranged to ship all their
household effects direct to the. new
home. Martin told his wife generous
ly that he hoped she would stay with
her father until the move was accom
plished, and Cherry, with a clear con
science, established herself lu her old
room. She wrote constantly to her
husband and often spoke apprecia
tively of Mnrt's kindness.
Anne's marriage took place In mid-1!
September. It was a much more fdr1"'
mal and elaborate affair than Cherry's
had been, because, as Anno explained,
"Frcnny's people hnve been so gen
erous about giving him up, you know.
After nil, he's the last of tho Littles;
The Last of the Littles.
all the others nre Folsoms and Ran
dalls. And I want them to realize
that he ls marrying a gentlewoman I'
Cherry anti Allx went upstairs after
the ceremony, as Alix and Anne had
done n year ago, but there was deep
relief and amusement In their mood
today, and it was with real pleasure
In the closer Intimacy that the little
group gathered about the fire that
Atter that, life went on serenely, and
lt was only occasionally that the girls
were reminded that Cherry was a
married woman with a husband ex
pecting hoc shortly to return to him.
November passed, and Christmas
came, and there was some talk of Mar
tin's Joining them for Christmas. Hut
he did not come ; be was extremely
busy nt the new mine and comfortable
In a village boarding house.
SHU'S! LEMON JUICE
Squeeze tho Juico of two lemons
tito a bottle containing three ounces
if Orchard White, which any drug
doro will supply for a few cents,
hake well, and you have a quarter
?int of tho best freckle and tan lo
lon and complexion whltonor.
Massage this sweetly fragrant
emon lotion into tho face, neck,
irms and hands each day, and see
low freckles and blemishes bleach
?ut, and hovf clear, soft and ro9y
vhlte tho skin becomes.-adv.
'It waa" In early March that Allx
spoke to her father about lt; spoke
In her casual and vague fashion, but
gave him food tor serious thought,
"Dad." said Allx suddenly at the
lunch table one day when Cherry hap
pened to be ahopplng In the city,
"w?re you and mother ever separated
when you were marriedT"
"No-M the doctor, remembering,
shook his hoad. "Your mother never
was happy away from her home I"
"Not even to visit her own familyV
"Not ever," he answered. "We al
ways planned a long visit In the East
-but she never would go without mo.
She went to your Uncle Vincent's
house in Palo Alto once, but sbo came
home the next day-didn't feel com
fortable away from home I"
.'How long do you suppose Martin
will let us have Cherry?" Allx asked.
Her father looked quickly at her
and a troubled expression crossed his
"The circumstances seem to make lt
wiso to keep her here until he ls sure
tbnt this new position ls the right
ono I" he said.
"If I knew anything about Martin,"
Allx said, "no position ls ever going
to be the right one for him. I mean,"
sbo added ns her father gave her an
alarmed look. "1 simply mean that ho
ls that sort of a mun. And it seems
to me-odd the way he and Cherry
take their marriage! She doesn't
seem like other married women. And
tho thing ls, will she ever want to go
back, If she Isn't-rather coerced?
Martin ls odd, you know; he has a
kind of stolid, stupid pride. Ile wrote
ber weeks ago ami asked her to come,
and she wrote back that If ho would
find ber a cottage, she would; she
couldn't go to bis boarding bouse, she
bated bearding ! Martin answered
that he would, some day, and she said
to me, 'Oh, now he's cross !' Now,
mind you," Allx bioko off vehemently,
"I'd change the entire institution of
marriage, if it was me ! I'd end all
"Well, we won't go into that !" her
father Interrupted ber, hastily, for
Allx had aired these views before and
he was not In sympathy with them.
"Abd I guess you're right: the child
ls a woman now, with a woman's re
sponsibilities," he nddod. "And her
place ls with her husband. They'll
have to solv: life together, to learn to
gether, i'll tpenk to Cherryl"
Allx, watching him; walk away,
.thought that she had never seen Dod
look old before She saw the shadow
on bis kind face all the rest of that
It was only the next morning when
he Opened the question with Cherry.
It was a brilliant morning, with
spring already hi the air. Cherry, on
tl if: porch steps, was reading a letter
fr??p Martin. Her father ?at down be
side her. Sile had on ono\of her old
gjfijfms und, bathed In Sp|fa sunlight,
.lo^j?ed* eighteen* -again. ThWalr was
sweet and pungent and damp and
fresh, tho sky high and blue, and
across the granito face of Tamalpais
a last scarf of mist was floating.
"Well, what has Martin to say?"
asked tho doctor.
"Oh, he doesn't like lt much !" Cher
ry said, making a little face. "He de
scribes the village as perfectly hope
less. He's moved Into the little house
In E street, nnd gotten two stoves
"And when does be \ynut lila glrl?"
her father pursued.
"Ile doesn't say," Cherry answered,
Innocently. "I think he ls really hap
pier to have me here, where he knows
I am well off!" she said. "I know I
am," she ended after a moment's
Her father was conscious of n pang(
he had not even formed the thought
in bis own mind thut Cherry was un
happy. Tho child, be told himself, had
a good husband, a homo and health,
and undeveloped resources within
herself. It was puzzling and painful
to bim to realize tbnt there was need
ed something more-and that that
something was lacking. He felt a sud
den anger at Martin : why wasn't Mar
tin managing this affair?
"Mart doesn't mention any tlmol"
"Thanks to youl" Cherry said,
dimpling mischievously. "He wrote
quite firmly, Just before Christmas,"
she added, "but I told bim that Dad
had beeii such an nngel and liked so
much to have me here-" And Cher
ry's smile was full of childish triumph.
"My dear," her father said, spurred
to sudden courage by a realization
tbnt tho matter might easily become
serious, "you mustn't abuse his gen
erosity. Suppose you write thnt
you'll Join him-this ls March-sup
pose you say the first of April?"
Cherry flushed and looked down.
Her lips trembled. There was a mo
ment of unhappy silence.
"Very well, Dud," she said In a low
voice. A second later she had Jumped
to her feet and vanished In the house.
Her father roamed the woods in
wretched misgivings, coining in at
lunch time to lind ber in ber place,
smiling, but traces of tears about her
Nothing more was said for a day or
two, and then Cherry read aloud to
tho family an affectionate letter In
which Martin said that everything
would be ready for ber whenever she
(To be Cont inned )
Mexican BuJuKt* hilt American.
El Paso, Aug. 22.--Bennett Boyd.
18 years old, of El Paso, was am
bushed and murdered by bandits in
Mexico on Aug. 18, according to mes
sages received In El Paso by his
TH H NRW GERMAN PEACE PACT:'
Considered Complete Victory for tho
Washington, Aug. 25.-The .'Ir
reconcilable" group lu the United
States, original foos of the Versailles
treaty, havo won a complete victory.
Ofllcinl announcements at the White
House that a separate peace with
Gormany had boon negotiated, con
ferences between President Harding
and Republican mombors of tro Son
ate Eoretgn' Relations Coma lttoe,
yielded thc information that at last
a substitute for the poaco troaty ne
gotiated by President Wilson had
been agrood upon between Germany
and the United Stales.
The new treaty ls brlof and ingen
iously worded. Gormany concodod
practically every point. She gave tho
United States all tho rights which
wore given to other countrlos under
the Versailles treaty, in effect tho
new treaty does the folowlng things:
1. lt ostabllshos peace between the
United States and Germany as soon
as the pact ls ratified hy the United
States Senate and thc German Reich
2. lt grants to tho United States
all the rights which were given otho:'
powers under tho Versailles t 'caty,
3. lt makes possible the negotia
tion lu the future of now commercial
.I. lt contemplates the resumption
of diplomatic relations as soon as the
ra tilica I ions eve exchanged.
5. lt makes possible the issuance
of a peace proclamation terminating
all wai" legislation in which the
phrases "duration of Hie war" or
"until after peace shall have been
proclaimed" were used. Those laws
have boon a source of much discus
sion and legal dispute.
Tho "Irreconcilables" are happy,
for they have brought to their ranks
not only a majority of tho Senate,
hut the executive branch of the gov
ernment, including alike Secretary
Hughes, who originally favored the
Versailles treaty with reservations.
Senator Lodge, who drew up a sot
of reservations to tho Versailles
troaty, bas agreod to tho abandon
ment of that document and is now lu
favor of the now peace treaty.
Senator Knox, who wrote the peace
resolution of Congross, ls pleased be
cause the new treaty follows almost
exactly the purposes of that r?solu- ? ;
lion. The "Irreconcilables" set out j
to defeat tho League of Nations, to'?
see to it that the United States as- i
sumed no political obligations in any ' '
treaty, to makb a separate peace j j
with Germany, and to see that Amer
ica's economic rights growing out of j
the European war wore safeguarded, j I
All these points In tho program of ,
tho "irreconcilables" have been ab-,
solutely won by them. The new troa- 1
ty ignores the League of Nations. It. |
does not Involve the United States In
any assumption of political obliga
tions or responsibilities in European
affairs, lt confirms tho Congressional
resolution declaring peace. It safe
guards American economic rights <n
all the territory given oitlier through j
mandates or concessions to tho vic-'
torious powers In the European war. j
It affords tho basis for claims of
oqunl commercial opportunity in oil j
regions and in other areas whore j
valuable resources may bo found. I
The next time
you buy calomel
The purified and refined
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Medicinal virtues retain
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only in sealed packages*
Price 35 c.
Was Doubtful in tho Premises.
Parson (meeting neighbor bring
ing home a load of hay on tho Sab- j
bath): "Jenkins, wouldn't lt bo bot-j
ter If you attended services instead
of working this way?"
Jenkins: "Mr. Dawkins, I don't
know whether lt would bo best to
lit on the load of hay and think of
rollgion or sit in tho church and
Lhink of the hay."
The first law school in tho United t
States was established at Litchfield, t
Conn., In 1784. i
OX^HPOItATIONS MUST NOW F1LW
Amended Returns Supplemental to
Those Made In 1018. ' ' *
Columbia, AUK. 26.-Special: The
otnce of Internal revenue service bega
to quote, for tho Information of all
concerned, tho following, received
from the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, Washington, D. C., in re
gard to contributions to Red Cross
and other recognized war organiza
tions, deducted in returns ot corpo
rations for the year 191$. This In
formation ls of intorost to taxpayers
throughout the State:
"Treasury Department, Omeo of
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
Washington, D. C.-In order to ob
viate tho necessity of filing amended
returns on tho proscribed forms for
tho year 1918, corporations which,
prior to tho issuance of Treasury De
cision 2847, Hied their completed re
turns and erroneously clalmod there
in deductions on account of contri
butions to the Red Cross and other
recognized war organizations, ave re
quired to (Ile with the collector of
Internal revenue, within 30 days of
dato of Ibis decision, a supplemental
return In the form of a statement,
under onlh, showing tho amount of
such deductions claimed, tho amount,
of net income ns reported and as cor
rected, and tho amount of additional
tax due. Payment of the total amount
of additional tax shown to he duo
hy stich supplemental return must
also ho made within thirty divs.
"Ill cases where this procedure is
followed formal amended returns will
not be required, sind tho supplemen
tal returns referred lo, when receiv
ed hy Ibis ellice I brough the collec
tor's olllee, will be bled with the orig
"Where, in connection willi any
return for tho year 1918, an audit
of the books of the corporation bas
been made by the department and
tho amount of such contributions is
disclosed, the statement herein pro
vided for nood not bo made,
"Failure by a corporation to filo
a supplemental return as required
will subject lt to tho penalties pro
vided by Sec. 3170. U. S. R. S."
Your? truly, W. W. Bradley.
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Doth remedies aro packed ID one carton and the
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Just ask your druggist for HAYES*
THE FIGHT AGAINST ILLITERACY.
Winning: in South Carolina-Declino
from ?5.7 to 18.1 In Ton Years.
Washington, Aug.20. - Illiteracy
lias shown a decrease in South Caro
lina In tho last ton years, the census
bureau announced to-day. Tbero were
220,067 illiterate persons in South
Carolina, ten years of ago and over,
In 1920. That is 18.1 per cont of tho
total population, while in 1910 tho
percentage was 25.7. The larger per
Sent of the illiterates were negroes,
they numbering 181,422, or 29.3 por
::ent of tho negro population, com
pared with 38.7 per cent In 1010.
Illiteracy among the white popula
tion ls only 6.6 per cent of the total
white population, having decroasod
from 10.5 per cent In 1910. In tho
315,009 children of school age, from
seven to thirteen years, 27 4,129, or
S7.1 per cent, were attending school.
In 1910 tho percentage was 07.6. Of
the white children 9,1 per cent wcro
attending school, compared with 78
per cent len years ago. Of tho negro
children 82.3 per cent were attend
ing, compared with 60.4 per cent In
Illiteracy in the various cities was
shown to be ns follows:
Charleston-9.2 per cent, com
pared with 15.3 per cent in 1910.
Columbia-11.4 per cent, com
pared wit li 17.4 per cent In 1910.
Greenville-9.5 per cent, compared
with 13.7 per cent In 1910.
Spnrtanburg-0.5 per cent, com
pared with 15.7 per cent in 1910.
Anderson-9.2 per cent, compared
With I 1.6 per cent in 191 0.
OOO has moro imite than any
?thor Fever Tonic on tue market
but no ono wants Imitations.-adv.
(From Clemson Notes.)
Please advlso about cblckon-oatlng
logs.-W. D. M., Walhalla.
Chicken-eating in hogs ls often
taused by lack of having a balanced
.atlon for hogs. After they once ac
Htlro tho habit it ls almost lmpossi
)lo to break them. It ls much better
o prevent this by feeding a propor
otion and by.keeping a good minorai
nixturo before them.