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FAIR PLAY, STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI.
PROVED EFFECTIVE BY A
FIFTY YEARS TRIAL
VJlvJ A JVIVJ norris
Oopyritht by Kith loon Norrli
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wotld to overcome the ittifiutlor
effect of cattrrb. Catorru is
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ravagei, Invades neatly
every liouieboid sua
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t, i.u.m mi Iti wnni ftf es
Hynopals-Doctor Htrlcklnnd, re
tired, Is living In Mill Valley, near
Sun Kranclsco. IIIm family consist
of hli daughters, Allx, 21, and
Cherry, 18, and Anne, Ida riloce, 21,
Their closest friend In l'eler Joyce,
a lovable sort of reclune. Mrtrtln
Lloyd, a vIbIUiik mlnlnir eriKlneer,
wins Cherry, inurrleH her und cur
ries her off to Kl Nlilo, a mlno
town. I'eter roallzes thru ho loves
Cherry, Juntlti Uttle wooh Anno.
Cherry cornea homo for Anne's
wedding, Cherry reullZLH her mar
riage In a failure. I'eter tells Chef
ry of his "grand panilun," without
numUig the girl. Martin coiihh for
Mnrtln's work wim In the Contra
Costii viillcy, und lie and Cherry had
a Hiniill house In IUmI Creek, the only
town of any size near the mine. Ited
Creel: wuh In a frtilt-f arming und
dulry region and looked Its pretties'
on the hprlnt uvuiiIiik when Cliurry
saw It llrst.
Her little liinme was a cottnue with
a porch running ucross the front,
whens windows looked out from the
clttlni; room and the front hedroom.
Uuck of these rooms were a dark lit
tle bathroom that connected the front
bedroom with another smaller hed
room, u little dlnltn; room and u
kitchen. .Martin, man-fashion, had
merely camped In l:ltcln"i and bedroom
while uunltlnn his wife; but Cherry
buttoned on her crisp little apron on
the first mornliiK after her arrival, and
attacked the accumulated dishes In
the blnk and the scattered shirts and
For a few weeks the novelty lasted
and Cherry was enthusiastic about
everything. She looked out across her
dlshpim at green fields and the heln
nlriK of the farms; she saw the lilacs
burst Into fragrant plumes on the
bare branches of her dooryurd tree;
Wring flushed the whole world with
loveliness, arid she was young, and
healthy, and too busy to be home
sick. 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 and well cooked. In
which case .Martin was silently satis
fied, or It was late und a failure, when
lie was very articulately disgusted; In
either cum' Cherry was left to clear
und wash and plan for another meal
In four hours more. .She soaked fruit,
beat till cake, chopped boxes Into
kindlings, heated a kettle of water
und another kettle of water, drugged
sheeth from the bed only to replue
them, filled dishes with food onlj to
find them empty and ready to uash
"I get sick of It!" she told Martin.
"Well. Lord!" ho exclaimed. "In.n"t
you think everybody dos? Ion t 1
get sick of my work You ought !
have the responsibility of It all f'ii
His tone was humorously ri-ppn ,i
rather ihun unkind. Hut sii'l. ,
upeerfi would fill Cherry's ..yes . r,
tears and cause her to go about
Iioum' ull morning with a leir.y
fShe would find herself
thoughtfully at Martin In thew. .! ,
ntudylng him us If he were no i. i.t
Htranger. It bewildered her to t- H
that he actually wus no more "
that, after two years of murn,i -
not only did not know him, but
had a bullied sense lhal the wi
neani'ss of their union ireeut-l h. i
from M-elng him fairly. .She knew tb ,
he did him Injustice In her thougi 1
It must be Injustice, decided ft,, n
Kor Martin seemeil to her li"-- !..
less Just, less Intelligent, and !
generuus than the uverage mim ,( b.
nciijliitarice. And yet he ijid r,'.
wem to Impress other people In i
wuv lie Impressed her.
He was extraordinarily beulihy, und
had miiuII nyrnputby for Illness, ve,ik
nesx, for the unfortunate, and the
complaining. He whistled over his
dressing, reud tho puuer ut breukfuNt,
and uii gone. At noon be rushed In,
nlvMiys late, devoured bis lunch up
preclatUely, und was gone again. At
night lie u us usually tired, Inclined to
quurrei about small mutters. Inclined
to disapprove of tho new positions of
the bedroom furniture, or tho way
Cherry's hulr won dressed.
II" loved to play poker und wus ho,
pliable to u 'ertiiln extent. He would
whistle und Joke' over thu prepara
tions for a rarebit after u gume, and
wom.l willingly wulk five block for
beer If Cherry hud forgotten in get It.
On holiday he liked to tico her prettily
gowned; now and then they motored
with bis friends from the mine; more
often walked, ate tt hearty chicken
dinner, and went to a cold Hlipper In
the neighborhood, with "Five Hun
dred'" to follow. At ten their hostess
would flutter Into her kitchen; there
would he lemonade and beer und rich
layer cuke. Then the men would ho
Kin to match poker hands, and the
women to dlscusu babies Jn low tones.
Cherry never saw her husband so
nnlrnntw! or so Interested H when
men be had known before chanefcd to
drift Into town, mining wen tiuiu Ne
vada or from Kl Nldo, or men ho had
known In college. They would dis
cuss personalities, would shout over
recollected good times, would slap
each other on the hack and laugh
She thought him an extremely dllll
cult man to live with, and was angered
when her hints to this effect led him
to remark that she was thu "limit."
They huil a serious iiiarrel one day,
when he told lier that she was the
most selllsh and 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 foi naps In sunny duoryards,
cooking nnd laughing and hurrying to
"Ves, and look nt them !" Cherry
said with ready tear's. "Shabby, thin,
tired all the time!"
"The trouble with you U," Martin
said, departing, "you've been told that
you're pretty and sweet all your life
and you're spoiled! You are pretty,
yes" he added, more mildly. "Hut,
by (ieorge, you sulk so much, and you
crab so much, that I'm darned If I
see It any more! All I see Is trouble!"
With this he left her. Left her to
a burst of angry tears, a, first, when
she dropped her lovely little head on
the blue gingham of her apron sleeve
and cried bitterly.
The kettle began to kIiir on the
stove, a bee came 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
caring. Then who went swiftly Into the bed
room and began to pack and change.
She'd show Martin Lloyd she'd show
Martin Lloyd ! She was going straight
to Dadshe'd take the take the
She frowned. She had missed the
nine o'clock tialn; she must wait for
the train at half-past two. Walt
where? Well, she could only wait
here. Very well, she would wait here.
She would not get Martin any lunch,
and when Ik; raged she would explain.
She finished her packing and put the
house In order. Then, In unaccustomed
mid-morning leisure, she sank Into a
deep rocker and began to read. Quiet
and shade and order reigned In the
Steps came bounding up to Cherry's
door; her heart began to heat; a knock
i-ounded. She got to her feet, puzzled ;
Martin did not knock.
It was Joe Iloblnson, his closest
friend at the mine.
"Say, listen. Mrs. Lloyd; Mart can't
set home to dinner," said Joe. "He
don't feel extra well- he was In the
He Was m the Enyine Room and He
u ' e I., in und he kinder- he
kiieb i - "
"I iiinti d'f" Cherry asked hardy,
turning a little pale.
"Well, kinder. Lawson made him
lay down," Joe said. "Ami he's com
lug homo when tho wagon comes down,
ut three o'clock. Ho suyu to tell you
"Oh, thank you, Joe!" Cherry said.
Hhu shut tho door, feeling weak and
frightened. She flew to unpack her
bag, hung up her hut und coal, dark
ened thu bedroom nnd turned down
the bed; wulted unxlously for Mart's
She wut deeply concerned over the
iiowh from Martin. Cherry met his
limp form at tho front door, and
whisked him Into a cool bed and put
chopped ice on the aching forehead
and got him, grateful and penitent, off
For a day or two Martin stayed in
bed and Cherry spoiled nnd petted
him, and was prnlscu and thanked for
every step she took. After that they
tool: a llttJe trip Into the mountains
near by, and Cherry sent Allx post
cards that made her sister feel almost
a pang of envy,
i S)it then the routine began again,
nnd the fearful heat of midsummer
came, too, Ited Creek baked In a
smother of dusty heat, the trees In
tho dry orchards, beside the dry road,
dropped circles of hot shallow on the
clodded, rough earth. Farms dozed
under shimmering lines of dazzling air
and In the village, from ten o'clock
until the afternoon hpgnn to wane,
there was no stir. FIIoh buzzed and
settled on screen door, the creek
shrunk away hetwen crumbling rocky
hanks, the butcher closed his shop and
milk soured In the bottles.
The Turners and some other fami
lies always camped together In the
mountains during this season, and they
were off when school closed, In an
enviable state of ecstasy ami anticipa
tion. Cherry had planned to Join them,
hut an experimental week-end was
enough. The camp was In the cool
woods, truly, but It was disorderly,
swarming with children, the tents were
small and hot, the whole settlement
laughed ami rioted and surged to and
fro In a mnnenr utterly foreign to her.
She returned, to tell Martin that It
was "horribly common" nnd weather
the rest of the summer In Ited Creek.
Martin sympathized. He had never
cared particularly for tho Turners;
was perfectly willing to keep the
friendship within hounds.
He sympathized as little with an
other friendship she made, some
months Inter, with the wife of u young
engineer who had recently come to the
mine. 1'aullne Kunyon was u few
years older than her husband, a hand
some, thin, Intense woman, who did
everything In an entirely Individual
way. She took one of the new little
bungalows that were being erected In
Ited Creek "I'ark," and furnished It
richly and Inappropriately, and estab
lished a tea table and a samovar be
side tin; open fireplace. Cherry began
to Jlke better than anything else in the
world the hours spent with I'uullno.
I'aullne read lirownlng, Francis
Thompson and I'ater, 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, and suld ten
derly: "On the stage, my dear any
where, anywhere, you would bo a
And thinking, In the quiet evenings
for Martin's work kept him later
and later nt the mine Cherry came
to see that her marriage had been
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, und the sorrow and beauty of
life would wring her heart.
A dream of ease and adoration anil
beauty came to her. She did not visu
alize any special place, any special
-own or hour or person, lint she saw
' r beauty fittingly environed; she aw
no rooms, darkened against this blast-
g midsummer glare; heard Ice cllnk
.g against glass; the footsteps of at
entlve maids; the sound of cultivated
sol'-es, of music and laughter. She
had had these dreams before, hut they
were becoming habitual now. She was
so tired so sick so bored with her
real life; It was becoming Increasingly
harder anil harder for her to live wltii
Martin. She was always In a sup
pressed stale of wanting to break out,
t shout at him brazenly: "I don't
iire If your coffee Is weak! I like It
e.-ik' I don't care If . on don't like
ny bat I do! Stop talking about
Various little mannerisms of his be
gan seriously to annoy her; a rather
giave hjmptom, had Cherry but known
It He danced bis big lingers on Un
bundle of the sugar spoon at break
fast, sifting the sugar over bis cereal;
be bud to turn her eyes resolutely
i' way from the sight. He blew his
nose folded his handkerchief, and then
brushed his nose with It firmly left and
right ; she bated the Utile performance
that was never altered. He had a
certain mental slowness; would blink
at her politely and patiently when she
Hashed plans or hopes at him : "1
don't follow you, my dear!" This
made her frantic.
She was twenty, undisciplined and
exacting. She bad no reserves within
herself to which she could turn. Had
tilings were hopelessly bad with Cher
ry; her despairs were the dark and
tearful despairs of girlhood, prema
turely transferred to graver mailers.
Martin was quite right In some of
his contentions; girl like, she was
spasmodic and unsystematic in her
housekeeping; she had times of being
discontented and selfish. She hated
economy and the need for careful man
aging. In October Allx chanced to write
her a long and unusually gossipy let
ter. Allx had a new gown of black
grenadine, and she had sung at an
afternoon tea, and had evidently suc
ceeded In her first venture. Also they
had had a mountain climb and en
closed were snapshots l'eler had taken
on the trip.
Cherry picked up the Utile kodak
prints; there wen; four or five of them.
She studied them with a pung at her
heart. Allr In a loose rough coat,
with her hair blowing In the wind
and the peaked crest of Tamalpals be
hind her Allx busy with lunch boxes
Allx standing on the old bridge by
tho mUl. A wave of homenlckness
swept over tho younger sister; Ufa
tasted bitter. She hated AJIx. hated
I'eter; above nil sho hated herself.
She wanted to be there, In Mill Valley,
free to play nnd to dream again
A day or two later she told Martin
kindly and steadily that she thought
It had all "been a mistake." She told
him Hint she thought the only digni
fied thing to do was to part. She liked
him ; she would always wish htm well,
but since the love had gone out of their
relationship, surely It was only honest
to end It.
"What's the matter?" Martin de
manded. "Nothing special," Cherry assured
him, her eyes suddenly watering. "Only
I'm tired of It all. I'm tired of pro
tending. I can't argue about It. Hut
I know It's the wise thing to do."
"You'd go hack to your father, I
suppose?" Martin said, yawning,
"Until I could get Into something,"
Cherry replied with dlglnlty. A vague
thought of the stage llltted through her
"Oh!" Mnrtln said politely. "And
I suppose you think your father would
agree to this delightful arrangement?"
"I know he would I" Cherry an
"AJ1 right you write and ask him!"
Martin agreed good-naturedly. Cherry
was surprised ut his attitude, but
grateful more than surprised.
"Not cross, Mart?" she asked.
"Not the least In the world!" he
"Hecause I truly believe that we'd
both be happier " the woman said
hcsltntlngly. Mnrtln did not answer.
The next day sho snt down to write
her father. She meditated, with a
troubled brow. Her letter wns unex
pectedly hard to compose. She could
not take a bright nnd 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 selfl Ji sounds. Cherry was young,
but even to her youth the phrases, the
"misunderstood" nnd the "uncongen
ial," the "friendly parting before any
bitterness creeps In," nnd the "free to
decide our lives In some happier and
wiser way," rang false. I'aullne had
been divorced a few years ago, and the
only thing Cherry disliked In her friend
was her cold and resentful references
to her first liuband.
No, she couldn't be a divorced wom
an. It was ull spoiled, the Innocent
past and the future; there was no
way out! She gave up the attempt at
a letter and began to nnnoy Martin
with talk of a visit home again.
"What you want to go for?"
' "Oh, Just Just " Cherry's Irrepres
sible tears angered herself almost as
much as they did Martin. "I think
they'd like me to!" she faltered.
"Co If you want to!" he said, hut
she knew she could not go on that
"That's It," she said at last to her
self, In one of her solitary hours. "I'm
married and this Is marriage. For Un
rest of my life It'll be Mart anil I
Mart and I in everything ! For richer,
for poorer; for better, for wnr.se
tbat'H marriage. He doesn't beat me
and we have enough money, and per
haps then; are a lot of other women
worse off than I am. Hut lt's--lt's
"Dud ill. Don't worry. Come
if you can."
(T'J Hi; CONTINUED.)
TOO MUCH FOR MRS. SMITH
Portland's Famous Houses.
In Fortliind, Me., nuar the water,
front, there stands, side by side, two
weather-beaten, neglected houses. One
of them Is the house In which Long,
fellow was horn; In the other, ThomiiH
H. Heed, "tho czar of tho house," first
saw i he light. Hut as far as I'ortland
Is concerned thoy urn Jtut pluiM,
She Couldn't Allow Her Old Friend,
Mrs. Brown, to Keep Up Her
Mrs. Hrown and Mrs. Smith were
neighbors, both weie fat and both
were extremely n'nslllve alxiiit It.
Hoth tried every method they could
hear of for losing weight, and, until
this summer, both continued to gain.
Mrs. Hrown went West early In the
spring and while then; managed In
some way to lose nearly thirty pounds.
When she came back Mrs. Smith saw
her step from the taxi und realized
that her neighbor had accomplished
what to her seemed unattainable.
"Hello, dearie," called Mrs. Hrown.
"Don't you Ihlnk my trip has agreed
with me? Four months In the West
certainly make a difference In one I"
Jealousy seized Mrs. Smith. The
Idea or Mrs. lirown bragging that way
Just because she weighed u few
"You have fallen off marvelonsly,
dear," Mrs. Smith replied. "When
you stepped out of the taxi I never
would have known you, only for your
)t. duration, enrlchloe the blood.
tonlnf up the nervous sriteu sod
aooihlne lbs raw sod laflaaed mucous
IBCiauiwicv w-.M-M -' .in.
sod pep to the whole body, tty it. end like
tboutaadi of others, learn what It meaattobe well.
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Klic Her car ran Into a motorbtis.
Nothing very serious, only tho enam
el scraped off.
lie ller face or the machine?
W. N. U ST. LOUIS, NO. 49-1921.
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