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was nil big daisies, was silent for a
wddle. Hut when Allx and Anne com
menced an Interested conversation In
tbe back seat, she suddenly said re
"Ob, r hate to go away thia time I
I mind lt more even than the first
Peter, edging smoothly about a wide
blue puddle, nodded symputhettcully,
but did not answer.
"I envy Allx-" Cherry said in Idle
mischief. She knew that the subject
was not a safe one, but was irresist
ibly impelled to puwme lt.
"Allx?" said Peter, after a silence
long enough to make her feel ashamed
"Yes. Her young man lives In Mill
Valley, right near home J" elucidated
Cl ie t ry.
"Am I Allx's young mnn?" be asked,
"Well, aren't you?"
"I don't know. I've never been any
one's young niau," said Peter.
"Whoever the woman who treated
you meanly is-I hale ber!" Cherry
began again. "Unless," she added,
"unless she was very young, and you
never told her!"
tie did not answer, and they spun
along in utter silence. Hut when they
were nearing Sausallto, Cherry said
nltnost timidly :
"I think perhaps tt would make
ber happy-and proud, to know tbut
you admired ber, Peter. I don't know
who she is. of course, but almost any
woman would feel that. I shall often
think of that talk we bad a week ago,
and-thttitc of you, too. N-n-next time
you fall In love I hope you will be
Silence. But he gave ber bis quick,
friendly smile. Cherry dared not
"Last stop-all out I" Allx ex
claimed. "You get tickets, Peter.
Hurray, there's Martini"
Unexpectedly Martin's big figure
came toward them from the ferry
gate. Some ore from the mine had to
be assayed in San Francisco, and he
had volunteered to make the .trip so
that he might meet his wlfo and bring
her back with him to Red Creok.
Time hanging on his bands In the
city, he bad crossed the bay for the
pleasure of the return trip with Cher
ry. He met them beamingly. There
was a little confusion of greeting and
goud-bys. Allx and Peter. watched
the others at the railing until the
ferryboat turned. Martin smiled over
Anne's head ; Cherry, both little
white-gloved hands on the rall, blue
eyes and a glint of bright hair show
ing under the daisies on her hat, her
small figure enveloped in a big loose
coat, looked as If she would like to
Martin's work waa tn tho Contra
Costa valley, and he and Cherry had
a small house in Red Creek, the only
town of any size near the mine. Red
Creek was In a frult-farmlng and
dalry region and looked Its prettiest
on the spring evening when Cherry
saw it first.
Her little house was a cottage with
a porch running across the front,
where windows looked out from the
sitting room and tho front bedroom.
Back of these rooms were a dark lit
tle bathroom that connected tho front
bedroom with another smaller bed
room, a little dining room and a
kitchen. Martin, man-fashion, had
merely camped In kitchen and bedroom
while awaiting his wlfo; but Cherry
buttoned on her crisp little apron on
the first morning after her arrival, and
attacked the accumulated dishes In
the sink mid the scattered shirts and
For a few weeks the novelty lasted
and Cherry was enthusiastic about
everything. She looked out across her
dishpan at green fields and the begin
ning of the farms; she saw tho lilacs
burst Into fragrant plumos on tho
brno branches of ber dooryard tree;
spring Hushed the whole world with
loveliness, and she was young, and
healthy, and too busy to bc home
The, days went on and on, each
bringing its round of dishes, beds,
sweeping, marketing, folding and un
folding tablecloths, going back and
forth between kitchen and dining
room. Martin's breakfast was either
promptly served nod well cooked, in
Which case Martin was silently satis
fied, or lt was late and a failure, when
be was very articulately disgusted ; In
either case Cherry was left to clear
and wash and plan for another meal
In four hours more. Sho soaked fruit,
bent up cake, chopped boxes into
kindlings, heated a kettle of water
and another kettle of water, dragged
Bheets from the bed only to replace
them, filled dishes with food only to
find them empty and ready to wash
"I get sick of lt I" she told Martin.
"Well, Lord I" he exclaimed. "Don't
you think everybody does? Don't I
get sick of my workT You ought to
hare th? rospon??billty of lt all for
His tone was "humorously reproving
rather than unkind. But such a
?peech would fill Cherry's eyes with
tears and cause her to go about tho
house all morning with a heavy
She would find herself looking
thoughtfully at Martin in these days,
studying him as if he were an utter
stranger. It bewildered her to feel
that he actually was no more than
that, after two years of marriage. She
not only did not know him, but she
hod a baffled nmse that the very
nearness of their union prevented her
from seeing him fairly. She knew that
she did him Injustice in her thoughts.
It must be injustice, decided Cherry.
For Martin seemed to her less clever,
less Just, less intelligent, and less
generous than the average man of her
acquaintance. And yet he did not
seem to Impress other people lu the
way he Impressed her.
He was extraordinarily healthy, and
had small sympathy for Illness, weak
ness, for the unfortunate, and the
complaining. Hs whistled over nts
dresslug, read the paper at breakfast,
and was gone. At noon he rushed In,
alway? late, devoured his lunch ap
preciatively, and was gone again. At
night he was usually tired, Inclined to
quarrel about small matters, Inclined
to disapprove of the new positions of
the bedroom furniture, or the way
Cherry's hair was dressed.
He loved to play poker and was hos
pitable to a certain extent, lie would
whistle and Joke over tho prepara
tions for a rarebit after a game, and
would willingly walk live blocks for
beor If Cherry had forgotten to get lt.
On Sunday he liked to see her prettily
gowned ; now mid then they motored
With his friends from tho mine; more
often walked, ate a hearty chicken
dinner, and went to a cold supper lu
the neighborhood, with "Five Hun
dred" to follow. At ten their hostess
would flutter Into her kitchen; there
would be lemonade and beer nnd rich
layer cake. Then the men would be
gin to match poker hands, and the
women to discuss babies lu low tones.
Cherry nevor saw ber husband so
animated or so Interested ns when
men he hod known before chanced to
drift into town, mining men from Ne
vada or from Bl Nido, or men be had
known in college. They would dis
cuss personalities, would shout over
recollected good times, would slap
each other on the back and laugh
She thought him an extremely diffi
cult man to live with, and was angered
when her hints to this effect led him
to remark that she was the "limit."
They had a serious quarrel one day,
when he told her that she was the
most ?plfli?h. ?nd spoiled woman he
had ever known. He called her at
tention to the other women of the
town, busy, contented women, sending
children off to school, settling babies
down for naps In sunny dooryards,
cooking and laughing and hurrying to
"Yes. and look at them I" Cherry
said with ready tears. "Shabby, thin,
tired all tl io time 1"
"The trouble with you ls," Martin
sold, departing, "you've been told that
you're pretty and sweet all your life
and you're ?polled I You are pretty,
yes-" he added, more mildly. "But,
by George, you ?ulk so much, and you
crab so much, that I'm darned if I
see lt any morel All I see ls trouble!"
With this he left her. Left her to
a burst of angry tears, at flrst, when
?ho dropped her lovely little bead on
Uie blue gingham of ber apron sleeve
and cried bitterly.
The kettle began to sing on the
stove, a bee carno In and wandered
about the hot kitchen ; the grocer
knocked, and Cherry let the big lout
of a "boy stare at her red eyes un
Then she went swiftly Into the bed
room and began to pack and change.
She'd show Martin Lloyd-she'd show
Martin Lloyd I She was going straight
to Dad-she'd take the-take the
She frowned. She had missed the
nine o'clock train; she must walt for
the trahi at half-past two. Walt
where? Well, she could only walt
here. Very well, she would walt here.
She would not get Martin any lunch,
and when he raged she would explain.
Sho finished her packing and put the
bouse In order. Then, tn unaccustomed
mid-morning leisure, she sank Into a
deep rocker and began to rend. Quiet
and shade and order reigned In the
Steps came bounding up to Cherry's
door ; her heart began to bent ; n knock
sounded. Sho got to her feet, puzzled ;
Martin did not knock.
It was .Too Robinson, his closest
friend at the. mino.
"Say, listen, Mis. Lloyd ; Mart can't
get home to dinner," said Joe. "Ho
don't feel extra well-be was tn the
GIRLS! BLEACH SKIN"
WHITE WITH LEMON.
Squeeze the Juice of two lemons
Into a bottle containing three ounces
of Orphan! White, which any drug
store will supply for a few cents,
shake well, and you bnvo a quarter
pint of harmless and delightful lemon
bloach. Massage this sweetly fra
grant lotion Into tho face, neck, arms
and hands each day, then shortly
noto tho beauty and whiteness of
Famous stago boautlos uso this
lomon lotion to blench and bring
that soft, clear, rosy-wblto complex
ion, also ns a freckle sunburn and
tan bloach bocauso lt doesn't irri
A wedding in Morocco ls celebrated
by tho bride's friends at her home
and tho bridegroom's friends at his
"Ho Wa* In tho Engine Room and He
engine room und he kinder-he
"Fainted?" Cherry nsked sharply,
turning a little pale.
"Well, kinder. Lawson made him
lay down," Joe said. "And lie's com
ing home when the wagon comes down,
at three o'clock. He says to tell you
he's line !"
"Oh. thank you, Joe 1" Cherry said.
She shut the door, feeling weak and
frightened. She Hew to unpack her
hug. hung up her hut and cont, dark
ened the bedroom and turned down
the bed; waited anxiously for Mart's
She was deeply concerned over the
news ?:otn Martin. Cherry met his
Ump form nt the front door, and
whlskod bim Into a cool bed end put
Chopped ?".; ~ti ene avr.:r? forehead
?nd got him, grateful und penitent, oil
For u day or two Martin stayed In
bed and Cherry spoiled and petted
bim, and was praised and thanked for
every step she took. After that they
took a UttJc trip Into the mountains
near by, and Cherry sent Allx post
cards that made her sister feel almost
a pang of envy.
But then the routine began again,
and the fearful beat of midsummer
came, too. Ked Creek baked In a
smother of dusty heat, the trees In
the dry orchards, beside the dry road,
dropped circles of hot shadow on the
clodded, rough earth. Farms dozed
under shimmering Unes of dazzling air
and In the village, from ten o'clock
ynttl the afternoon began to wane,
there was no stir. Flies buzzed and
settled on screen doors, the creek
shrunk away betwen crumbling rocky
banks, the butcher closed his shop and
milk soured tn the bottles.
The Turners and some other fami
lies always camped together In tb?
mountains during this season, and tney
were off when school closed, In on
enviable state of ecstasy and anticipa
tion. Cherry had planned to Join them,
but an experimental week-end was
enough. The camp was In the cool
woods, truly, but lt was disorderly,
swarming with children, the tents were
small and hot, the whole settlement
laughed and rioted and surged to and
fro In a mnnenr utterly foreign to her.
She returned, to tell Martin that lt
was "horribly common" and weather
the rest of the summer In lied Creek.
Martin sympathized. He bad never
cared particularly for the Turners;
was perfectly willing to keep tho
friendship within hounds.
He sympathized us little with an
other friendship she made, some
months Inter, with the wife of a young
engineer who lind recently come to the
mine. Pauline Runyon was a few
yenrs older than her husbund, a hand
some, thin, Intense woman, who did
everything In an entirely Individual
way. She took one of tho new little
bungnlows tbnt were being erected In
Red Creek "Park," and furnished lt
richly and Inappropriately, ond estab
lished a ten table and a snrnovar be
side tho open fireplace. Cherry began
to like better than anything else In the
world thc hours si>ent with Pauline.
Pauline read Browning, Francis
Thompson and Pater, and Introduced
Cherry to new worlds of thought. She
talked to Cherry of New York, which
she loved, and of the men and women
she had met there. She sometimes
sighed and pushed the bright hair back
from Cherry's young and Innocent and
discontented little face, und sahl ten
derly : "On the stage, my dear-any
where, anywhere, you would be a
And thinking. In the quiet evenings
-for Martin's work kept him later
and later at the niloc-('berry came
to see that her marriage bad been n
great mistake. She had not been ready
for marriage. She would sit on the
back steps, as the evenings grew cool
er, and watch the exquisite twilight
fade, and the sorrow and beauty of
life would wring ber heart.
A dream of ease and adoration and
beauty cattle to ber. She did not visu
alize any special place, any special
gown or hour or person. But she saw
her beauty fittingly environed; she saw
cool rooms, darkened against this blaz
ing midsummer glare ; heard ice clink
ing against glass; the footsteps of at
tentive maids; tho sound of cultivated
voices, of music and laughter. She
bad had these dreams before, but they
were becoming habitual now. She was
so tired-so sick-so bored with her
real lifo; R was becoming increasingly
harder and harder for her to live with
Martin. She was always In a sup
pressed state of wanting to break out,
to shout at him brasenly: "I don't
care lt your coffee ts weak I. I Uko lt
weak ! I dorTi cir? If you don't like
my hat-I dot Stop talking about
Various little mannerisms of his be
gan seriously to annoy her j a rather
grave symptom, had Cherry but known
lt. He danced his big fingers on the
handle of the sugar spoon at break
fast, sifting the sugar over his cereal;
she had to turn her eyes resolutely
away from the sight. He blew his
nose, folded his handkerchief, and then
brushed his nose with lt firmly left and
right; she hoted the little performance
that was never altered. He had a
certain mental tdowness; would blink
at her politely and patiently when she
flashed plans or hopes at- him : "1
don't follow you, my dear I" This
made her frantic.
She was twenty, undisciplined and
exacting. She had no reserves within
herself to which she couid turn. Had
things were hopelessly bad with Cher
ry; her despairs were the ?lark ami
tearful despairs of girlhood, prema
turely transferred to graver matters.
Martin wns quite right In some of
his contentions ; glrl-llke, she vas
spasmodic and unsystematic In her
housekeeping ; she had times of being
discontented and selfish. She hated
economy and the need for careful man
In October Allx chanced to write
her a long and unusually gossipy lot
ter. Allx had a now gown of black
grenadine, nn<l she had sung at an
afternoon tea, and had evidently suc
ceeded In ber first venture. Also they
bad bad a mountain climb and en
closed were snapshots Peter had taken
on the trip.
Cherry picked tip the little kodak
prints; there were four or five of thom,
She studied them with a pang at her
heart. Allx In a loose rough coat,
with ber bair blowing In the wind
and the peaked crest of Tnmalpals be
hind hov-Allx busy with lunch boxes
-Allx standing on the old bridge by
the mill. A wave of homesloknesa
swept over the younger sister; life
tasted bitter. She lotted Allx, bated
Peter; above all she hated herself.
She wanted to be there, In Mill Valley,
free to play ami to dream again
A day or two later she told Martin
kindly and steadily that she thought
lt had all "been a mistake." She told
him that she thought the only digni
fied thing to do was to part. She liked
him ; she would always wish him well,
but since the love had gone out of their
relationship, surely lt was only honest
to end lt.
"What's the matter?" Martin de
"Nothing special," Cherry assured
him, her eyes suddenly watering. "Only
Pm tired of lt all. I'm tired of pre
tending. I can't argue about lt But
I know It's th? wise thing to do."
"You'd go back to your father, I
suppose?" Martin sold, yawning.
"Until I could get Into something,"
Cherry replied with dtglnlty. A vague
thought of the stage flitted through her
"Ohl" Martin said politely. "And
I suppose you think your father would
agree to this delightful arrangement?"
"I know he would P Cherry an
"Ail right-you write and ask bimi"
Martin agreed good-naturedly. Cherry
was surprised ot hts attitude, but
grateful more than surprised.
"Not CTOSS, Mart?" she asked.
"Not the least In the world!" he
"Because I truly believe that we'd
both be happier-" the woman said
hesitatingly. Martin did not answer.
The next day she snt down to write
her father. She meditated, with a
troubled brow. Her letter was unex
pectedly hard to compose. She could
not take a bright and simple tone, ask
ing her father to rejoice In her home
coming. Somehow the matter persisted
In growing heavy and the words
twisted themselves about Into ugly
and Hellish sounds. Cherry was young,
but even to her youth the phrases, the
"misunderstood" and the "uncongen
ial," the "friendly parting before any
bitterness creeps In," and the "free tc
decide our lives tn some happier and
wiser way," rang falso. Pauline bad
been divorced a few years ago, and th?
only thing Cherry disliked In her frlen<5
was her cold nnd resentful r?f?ren??t
to her first huband.
No, sho couldn't be a divorced worn
an. It was all spoiled, tho Innocent
past and the future ; there was ni
way out I She gove up the attempt a
a letter and began to annoy Mnrtlt
with talk of a visit home again.
"What you wont to go for?"
"Oh, Just-Just-" Cherry's Irrepres
8lble tenrs angered herself almost at
much ns they did Martin. "I thin!
they'd like mo toi" she faltered.
"Go If you want to I" he said, bul
she knew she could not go on thai
"That's lt," she sold nt last to her
self, In one of her solltnry hours. "Pu
married and this ts marriage. For th?
rest of my lifo it'll be Mart and I
Mart and I-In everything ! For richer
for poorer; for better, for worse
that's marriage. He doesn't bent mt
and wc have enough money, and per
haps there are a lot of other womer
worse off than I nm. But lt's-It'i
(To be Continued)
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Mino Fatalities Reduced iii) Per Cen
St. Louis, Sept. 1.- Mine fa tal I tlc
?ave boon reduced aproxlmately U
por cent in tho last five years by ne
jafety devices and regulations In th
nines, D. J. Parker, chief of safot
;ars and stations of tho United Stair
Bureau of Minos, said at tho amur
International First Aid and Min
[tescue meet, which opened here t<
DIRIGIBLE AND KITE DESTROYBI>
Hy Explosion of Gasoline While Craft
Wore In Their Hangar.
New York. Aug. 31.-Dirigible bal
loon D-U. the largeot American naval
ail craft of Its type, and tho kite bal
loon AP, were dosiroyod by a Are,
which also razes tho hangar, to-day
at tho Rockaway Point naval air sta
tion. Au explosion of gasoline, from
an unknown cause, started tho blaze.
Although a number of mon were In
tho hangar, only one mau was slight
linter Report Says Several Injured.
Washington. Aug. 3 1.-Tho loss of
tho naval dirigible D-ti, which wus
burned after an explosion in her han
gar at the Rockaway Point air sta
tion, was reported to-day to the Navy
Tile report received at tho depart
ment said there wore no casualtlos.
The D-6 was of the non-rigid typo,
and was of 100,000 cubic feet capa
A later report said that three or
four mon were burned slightly, and
that considerable material stored In
the hangar was destroyed.
Name "Bayer" on Genuine
Warning! Unless you see the na m o
"Rayer" on package or on tablets you
are not getting genuine Aspirin, pro
scribed by physicians for twenty-one
years and proved Ba fe by millions.
Take Aspirin only ns told In the
Rayer package for colds, beadacbo,
neuralgia, rheumatism, earache,
toothache, lumbago and for pain.
Handy tin boxes of twelve Rayer Tab
lets of Aspirin cost few cents. Drug
gists also sell larger packages. Aspi
rin ls the trade mark of Rayer Manu
facture of Monoacetlcacldester of
Harrison (Jets Fifteen Years.
Greenville, Sept. 1.-Tom Harri
son, convicted yesterady of man
slaughter for killing his wife, Mrs.
Gertrude Harrison, was sentenced to
serve fifteen years at bard labor In
tho State penitentiary by Judge R.
W. Memmlnger In the Court of Gen
eral Sessions this afternoon. The.
sentence was passed after Col. Alvin
H. Dean, senior counsel for Harrison,
announced to the court that the mo
tion for a new trial had been aban
doned, and after Col. Dean pleaded
with the court to make the sentence
as light as possible. The case will be
appealed to the State Supreme Court
and will likely be beard by that tri
bunal In October. Judge Memmlnger
consented to Solicitor D. W. Smoak's
request that tho court sign an order
remanding Harrison from the county
Jail to the State penitentiary.
In passing sentence Judge Mern
minger told Harrison that ho was not
conscious that lhere was any error
whatsoever in the matter of law In
volved in the case, and that he was
satisfied that the jury made no mis
take on the facts. "I know that the
hearts of Ibo people aro turned
against you," the Judge said, "and
you Juive done great wrong here In
Greenville. You have lived in defi
ance of the law."
Stating that be had made Inqui
ries concerning Harrison's history in
Ibis con mtinity, he said. "I feel that
this community should be protected
against you and that you must be
made an example."
The next time
you buy calomel
The purified and refined
calomel tableta that are
nauseate ss, safe and sure.
Medicinal virtues retain
ed and improved. Sold
only in sealed packages.
Salted whale meat is a Japanese
LAST VESTIGES OF Old) DYNAST*"
Possession* of Lute "Queen LIP* Pass)
Under Auctioneer's Hammer.
Honolulu. Ti H., Sept. 2.-Fast
fading under the ravages of time, tho
dimming memories of the old Ha
waiian monarchy-- once so splondld^
-are uolng swept rapidly into ob
livion by many agencies.
Ono particularly disastrous day to
tho vostigos of tho old dynasty wit
nessed many possessions of tho late
Queen Lllloukalani, last of the native
monarchs, pass uiidcr the auction
eer's hammer recently, and the spec
tacular destruction by Uro that night
of tho historic AplahaiK palace, once
tho resldenco of princes of the royal
blood, and also famed as the haunt
of Robert Louis Stevenson during
his stay In the Hawaiian Islands.
Tho bath tub of "Queen LU" was
bid In at $.17.?0; a large bowl of na
tivo design was sold to an Iron
moulder; (all, spindly shaving stand
was sold for ten cents to a Chinese
furniture dealer of Koa; various ar
ticles of furniture, of Hawaiian ma
hogany. Including wardrobes exem
plifying high skill lu cabinet making,
marble-top washstands, hal stands
and a plano, brought from less than
fifty cents to sixty dollars.
The queen's Ice box sold for $l">.
A large book of views of the city of
Sydney, Inscribed as "ti gift to Her
Majesty, Queen Lllloukalani, from
tho government of New South Wales''
lind presented just before the fall of
the monalchy in 1892, returned fifty
cents. Many pictures, autographed
and sent lo ibo late queen by actors
and actresses famous thirty years
ago, brought varying small sums.
Scarcely three hours after the auc
tion of "Queen Lil s" possessions was
completed, lt was discovered that tho
AlliahaU palace was on Ure Tho
frame building, the rendezvous of
society during tho Katakana reign,
later served as a hotel for the more
noted guests on the Island.
Tho passage of many of Queen Lil
iuokalani's possessions to private
ownership, and the destruction of tho
Aniahau palace, leave few remem
brances of the Hawaiian monarchy.
Chief of these ls the ancient palace-?
a stone structure-which now is tho
territorial capital, and Queen Llllou
kalani's smaller residence, which ls
now the olllcial resldenco of tho ter
Riib-My-Tism ls a powerful Anti?
septic. Cures infected cuts, old sores,
?MUTS SEES IN GUIDAT BRITAIN
The One Hope for the Stabilizing of '
Capetown, South Africa, Sept. t.
Speaking at a luncheon given in his
honor yesterday, Gen. Jan C. Smuts,
premier of the Union of South Africa,
who has returned from England,
where ho attended tho imperial con
ference and was a factor in tho An
glo-Irish peace pourparlers, referred
to the mattera engaging him wbilo In
Gen. Smuts said that tho situation
in Ireland when ho arrived in Lon
don was Indescribable.
"Any idea of such a state of af
fairs, if lt had existed before the
groat war would have been scouted,''
tho premier doclarod.
The situation, the premier contin
ued, was difficult, but not hopeless.
Tho only solution of it was "dominion
Gen. Smuts characterized world
conditions as "exceedingly sad to any
ono coming in contact with these
problems." Cheers greeted his dec
laration that tho withdrawal of the
United St: '.es from international af
fairs left tho British Empire as "tho
only stabilizing influence in world
According to Cen. Smuts, the peaco
of the world ls closely bound up with
the Silesian situation, as lt was with
Belgium in HU I.
"There might havo been at any
moment a devastating conflict," Gen.
Smuts declared, "and consequently
the dominions strengthened the
hands of Croat Britain in preventing
Silesia from dragging Germany and
France Into another war. Europe
now knows she is dealing not only
with Great Britain, but With tho Brit
Aulles of Collie After Pal's Death.
A dispatch from Duluth, Minn.,
Since Its canine pal was killed lu
cently by a street car, a Scotch collio
dog stands guard nt a jorner hero
each day, leaps high as tho cars
speed by and often manages to grasp
the trolley polo ropo with its tooth,
pulling tho pole off tho wiro and
stopping the car. Efforts of tho dog's
mastor and tho car crews to porsuado
tho dog to cease tho practice havo
boen to no avail. Tho animal proba
bly will be shot, it is said.
Butterflies can hoar only high,