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'When YOU go away," silo .,ald atI
haft, "I want you to remnenmbwr this
JPJW going to do my best, K. You hatve'
tught mc aill I know. All mny life I'llI
have to overlook things ; I know mthat.
-But, In his way, Palmner calres for mne,
.31 will always come back, and p~erhalps;
Hfer voice trailed off. F ar ahead of
.hetr she saw thle years stretching out,
inarked, not by days and mlonthis, but
4? Palmer's wanderings atway, hist re
"Do at little more thanil for~gettinlg,",
E... satid. "Try to cartle forl. n Chri.1'
ie. You did oncee. And that's your
11trongest wealponl. It's allways a wom1-.
-4n's Strongest weapon. And it wins ll
"I shall try, K.," sh10 answered
But hie turned atway fr'on the look
Harriet Was abroad. si'e had1( Sent
"mrds from g'ls to her "tradi It
was ai innovation. TohreFI two or three ,
people on the Street who receiv d her
4ngraved announcement thagst she wa.
there, "buying new chic models for te
.utnull and winter-afternlboon, frocks,
e"enling gowns, receptilon dressem, and~
wraps, from Por-et, Martial et Armand,
tid others," left the envelopes casual
on thle parlor table, as if comunlt
onls from Paris were quite to be ex
Do K. lunched alone, and ate little.
-Sidney came home at half-pist two
runmc delicately Aushied, at; If she hlad
*iurried, and wite A that's your
ihat caught Katii's eyeslay anwe.
"Bless t ye child!" sie s wid. "Tere'
A need to sk how he Is today. You're
-All one sile."1
The slile tlet just at trille.
"Katie, someoae hats wrte ty
Jsm'e Out on the street, InI chialk. it'
.401h Doctor Wilson's, and It o()ks ;I)
'- l Y. Please go out anid sweep.I it 01y.",
"'m about crazy with thait od chalk.
."n do it and wilre."
"'Please do it now. I on' wd t ainy
QWe to see It. Is-is Mr. K. IllsltairsJ"
But when she learnedo tha K.as
pstairs, oddly enoutghl, sh11 dI niot go
(p at once. She is t - In the lower
hatll and listened. - Tes, he ws there.
8he could hear him moving abu.Her
S..ofried slightly as sle listened.
.irastine, looking in frioii her bal
; ony, saw hier there, and, seeing sme-l4.
thing in her face thatdt a she hadver
m pected, put her hand to er tlroait.
"Won't You come and st with me?"
"I haven't mchld t e-tait sI'want
1o 'Peak to K."d
"Katie, s e1e h as w en co e
vu t Docrreditoohr, all( it lonce.S
fly, Chrsie gomut asee t of K.,
"I'd bout o crae house ften. old chowl
happy to. ee it, hati semed to bei nele
Buryto wen K.'s lattedtio was toub
.nbappy, eodly enoug, surey din ht
up ne saatw once h sothe edge thee
hallin; butend.she was t hre
iiW, to faet slhtacase. liTee.a
-'. NoUrltinG ooing iMan im ati Al
ehicg in hetaea he oy Chadstnee
enecteSdo pt he and toun her fth t
*'von' you comein and sitr wihm?
lor. at oingre tohearry all at omilc
A thrilling myst
man who lost his
girl who helped hi
slitmied doors. Harriet used to be
quite disagreenbile about it.
Sidney slid from the railing.
"There he is now."
Perhaps, in all her frivolous, selfish
life, Christine had never had a bigger
noment than the one that followed.
She could have said nothing, and, in
A queer way that life goes, K. might
have gone away frorn the Street as
mity of heart as lie had come to it.
"Be very good to hIm, Sidney," she
said unsteadily. "le cares so much." t
K. was being very dense. For so
long had he considered Sidney as unat
Lainable that now his masculine mind, a
little weary with uinch wretchedness,
refused to move froin its old attitude.
"It was glamour, that was all, K.,"
said Sidney bravely.
"But, perhaps," said K., "it's just be
cause of that miserable incident with
Carlotta. That wasn't the right thing,
of course, but Max has told me the
story. It m as really aulte innocent. She
fainted in the yard, and-"
Sidniey was exasperated.
"Do you wanit te to marry him, K.?"
K. lookud straight ahead.
"I want you to be happy, dear."
They were on the terrace of the
Wh ite Slinings hotel again. K. had or
dereti dinner, making a great to-do
Itiout gel ting the dishes they both
liked. But now that it was there, they
were not eating. K. had place(d his
chair so that his prolile was turned to
ward her, Past K.'s proille Sidney
could see rhe magnolia tree .haped like
"It seet.is to me." said Sidney sud
denly. "thait you are kind to everyone
but ate, K."
lie faiily staninncered his astonish
"Why. '.lint on earth have I done?"
"You at e trying to make me marry
Max, aren't you?"
8h1 ws ve ry properly ashamed of
that. aild, when lie failed to reply out
of sheer inability to think of one that
would not ,;aiy too much, she went
hastily to sonething else: "It is hard
for te tLO realize that you-that you
lived at life of your' own, a busy life,
doing useful things, before you came
to us. I wish you would tell nc some
thing about yourself. If we're to be
friends when you go away,"-she had
to stop there, for the lunp in her
throat-"I'l want to know how to
think of you-who your friends are
lie matde an effort. Ile was think
ing, of course, that ie would he vis
uiitzing her, In the hospital, In the lit
tle house.4 on Its side str-et, as shte
hetr hi)s just parted(. hietr haunts foided
before her oat the table.
"I shtall be wot'kintg," he said at last.
"So will you."
"l )es thbat tuianl you) won't hitve
tnt, to titlink of tue?"'
"I' blazIi've I 'ma stupidlert thant usutal to
iiirtq Y ont (enni think of tne as ntever
ua,. t tIinu' you or' ihe Strteet, workinig
woa'k ail the timae. And he was goinig
hack to his ol tricaids, to people who
had aliwatys kanown lhim, to girls
lie dild his best then, lie told her of
the (o1d faitully house, built by one of
his forebea rs wh'lo hiad been a kinig's
tntan until Waishinigton had pmut the case
for the colonies, and wvho hadl given
himself and his oldest son) then to the
cause thaut lhe muade his own, lie told
of old servants whlo had wept wh-ien he
decided to close the houise and go
away. When she fell silent, lie thought
lhe was interesting her.
But a terrible thitig w-as haippeninig
to Sidney. Side by side with the -won
ders he described so casually, she was
placing the little house. What ani exile
it mutst have been for him!I When Ki.,
trying his best to interest her- aind to
coneali his own heaviniess of spirit,
told her of his grandfathier-'s old1 caw'
rinige, she sait back in the shaidow.
"Fearful old ting," said K.-"regut
lar cabriolet. I can remember yet the
faimiily rows over it."
"When I was a child," said Sidney
quietly, '"amil a carriage drove up and
stopped on the Str-eet, I alwvays knew
somieonet haad (iied I"
There wits a strainied note in her
voice. K., whose ear was attuned to
every note in her voice, lookced at her'
"My great-grand''athier," said Sidney
in the samae tone, "sold chickens at
market. He didn'S do it himself; but
the fact's there, isn't it?"
K. as puzzled.
"What about it?" he Bald.
"Oo 9n," safI Sidney dully. "~Tell
me about the wvomen you have known,
your friends, the ones you liked and
the ones wvho liked you."
K. was rather apologetic.
"I've always been so busy," he con
'eased. "I know a lot, but I don't think
hey would interest you. They don't
to anything, you know-they travel
tround and have a good time, They're
tither nice to look at, some of them,
But when you've said that you've said
Nice to look ati Of course they 3
e~ beriwt~ mthng else tobok of
ry story about a
courage and the
m tofind it again
In all the world but of how they looked.
Suddenly Sidney felt very tired. She
wanted to go back to the hospital, and
turn the key in the door of her little
room, and lie with her face down on
"Would you mind very much if I
Isked you to take me back?"
Ile did mnind. He had a depressed
'eeling that the evening had failed.
knd his depression grew as he brought
lie car around. He understood, he
hought. She was grieving about Max.
kfter all, a girl couldn't care as she i
tad for a year and a half, and then
tive a man up because of another
voman, without a wrench.
"Do you really want to go home, Sid
iey, or were you tired of sitting there?
In that case, we could drive around for
an hour or two. I'll not talk if you'd
like to be quiet."
Being with K. had become an agony,
now that she realized how wrong Chris
tine had been, and that their worlds,
hers and K.'s, had only touched for a
He Almost Crushed Her.
time. But she was not disposed to
skhnp as to agony. She would go
thti'ough with it, every word a stab, If
only she might sit beside K. a little
longer, mttiglit feel the touch of his old
gray (coat atgaiinst her armt.
"i'd like to ridle, if you don't mind."
K. turned the automobile toward the
"Was there anybody you cared about
--iny girl-when you left howe?"
"1 was not in love with~ anyone, if
t hit's what you mean."
"YouH knew Max before, didn't you?"
"Yes. You know that."
"If you knew things about him that I
shiouldl have known, why didn't you
"I couldn't do that, could I? Any
"I thought everything would lbe all
right. It seemed to me that the mere
fact of your caring for him-" Trhat
was shaky ground ; he got off it quickly.
K. was suddeunly aware that Sidney
was crying. She sat with her head
turned away, using her handkerchief
stealthily, lHe drew the car up beside
the road, and in a masterful fashion
turnetd her shoulders about until she
"Nowv, tell mue about it," he said.
"It's just silliness. I'm-i'm a little
lilt lonely. Aunt Harriet's in l'arls,
and with JToe gone and everybody
"Aunt Hairriet !"
Hie was lproper'aly dazed, for sure.
".gd with you goinig away iad never
"I'll conme back, of course. How's
this? I'll promise to comie back when
you graduate, and send you flowers."
"You won't, K. You'll be back wvith
your old friends. Girls who have been
everywhere, and have lovely clothes,
and who won't know a T bandage fronm
a figure eight I"
"There will never be anybody In the
world like you to mae, dear." liis voice
"You are saying that to comfort me."
"Tio comfort you! I-wvho have
wanted you so long that it hurts even
to think about it ! 10ver since the night
[ came up the Street, and you were sit-|
ting there on the steps-oh, my dear,
ay dear, if you only cared a little I"
Because lhe was afraid that lhe would
get out of hand and take her in his
arms-which would be idiotic, since, of
rourse, she did not care for him that
v~ay-he gripped the steering-wheel. It
rave him a curious appearance of mak
ng a pathetic appeal to the wind
"I have been trying to make you say
hat all evening I", Bald Sidney. "I Ieve
ou o0 mnuch that- K., won't you take
o lu.!or arniVs
Take her in his arms ! He almost
crushed her. Ile held her to him and
muttered incoherencies until she
gasped. It was as if he must make up
for long arrears of hopelessness. He
held her off a bit to look at her, as if
to be sure it was she and no change
ling, and as if he wanted her eyes to
corroborate her lips. There was no
lack of confession in her eyes; they
showed him a new heaven and a new
"It was you always, K.," she con
fessed. "I just didn't realize it. But
now, when you look back, don't you see
lie looked back over the months
when she had seemed as unattainable
as the stars, and he did not see it. He
*hook his head.
"I never had even a hope."
"Not when I came to you with every
thing? I brought you all my troubles,
and you always helped."
Her eyes tilled. She bent down and
kissed one of his hands. He was so
happy that the foolish little caress I
imade his heart hammer in his ears.
"I think, K., that Is how one can al.
ways tell when it is the right one, and
will be the right one forever and ever.
It is the person-one goes to in trou
He had no words for that, only little
caressing touches of her ariher hand.
Perhaps, without knowing it, he was
formulatiag at sort of prayer that,
since there must be troubles, she
would always come to himl and he
would always be able to hell) her.
And Sidney, too, fell silent. She was
recalling the day she became engaged
to Max, and the lost feeling she had
had. Site did not feel the same at all
now. She felt as if she had been wan
(lering, and had come home to the
arms that were about her. Looking in.
to his steady eyes, she knew that she
was safe. She would never wither for
Where before she had felt the clutch
of inexorable destiny, the woman's fate
now she felt only his arias about her,
her cheek on his shubby coat.
"I shall love you all my life," she
His armis tightened about her.
The little louse was dark when they
got back to it. The Street, which had
heard that Mr. Le Moyne approved of
night air, was raising its windows for
the night and pinning cheesecloth bags
over its curtains to keep them clean.
In tlte second-story frame room at
Mrs. McKee's, the baritone slept heav
ily, and made divers unvocal sounds.
lie was hardening his throat, and so
slept with a Wet towel about it.
Down on the doorstep, Mrs. McKee
and 31r. Wagner sat and made love
with the aid of a lighted mnatch and the
The car drewv up at the little house.
Katie had heard It, and now she camne
heavily along the hail.
"A womnn left this for Mr. K.," she
said. "If you think it's a begging let
ter, .vou'dl better keep it until he's
bought his newv suit tomorrow. Almost
any moment lie's likely to bust out."
But it was not a begging letter. K.
read it in the hail, with Sidney's
shining eyes on hImt. It began ab
I'm going to Africa with one of my
cousins. Site is a medical missionary.
P'erhaps I can work things out there.
If I caused death, I did not mean to.
You will think that no excuse, but it as
trcue. In the hospital, when ? changed the
bottles on 3dis P'age'u medicine tray, 1I
did not cate much wvhat happened. But It
was different with you.
You dismissed mae, you remember. I had
beeni careless about a sponge count.
madet up aspy mind to get back at you.
You remember the packets of gauze I
sponges we made and used in the operat
lng room? There were twelve to each
package. When we counted them as we
got them out, we counted by packages.
On the night before I left, I went to the
operating room and added one sponge
every here and thtere. Out of every dozen
r'ac'kets, perhaps, I fixed one that had
thirteen. The next day I went away.
'Theni I was terrined. I was so fright.
enedi that I went clown sick over it. When
I got better, I heard you had lost a case
and the cause was being whispered about.
I alnmost died of terror. Thena I left theI
city. I couldn't stand it. I was afraid
to read a newspaper.
I am not going to sign this letter. You
know who It is from. And I am not going
to ask your forgiveness, or anything of
that sort. I don't expect 'at. Butt one
thing hurts me more than anything else,
the other night. You said you'd lost your
faIth it yourself. This is to tell you that
you need not. And you said something
eise-that anyone can "come back.'
K. stood in the hall of the little house
with the letter' in his hand. Just be
yondt on the dlorstep was Sidney, wait
ing for him. Is arms were stIll warm
from -the touc'h of her. Beyond lay the
Street. andl beyond that lay the world
amnd a nman's w'ork to do. Work, and
faith to (10 it, a good woman's hand in
the dark, a Providence that made
things right in the end.
"Are you coming, K.?"
"Conming," he said. And, when nie
was beside her, his long fIgure folded
to the short measure of the step, t e
stooped humbly and kissed the nem of
her soft white dress.
South Carolina has a new .aw l*
signed to make it easy for tenant iarm.
ers to becowne proprietor.
GUESTS OF HONOR
kEADERS HONOR PRIZE WINNERS
OF THE AGRICULTURAL
HICH HONORS WON DY CIRIS
Sound Advice is Given Young Farmers
By Von Engelken and
Columbia.-At a dinner given in Co.
lumbia four boys and one little girl
were paid unusual honors and describ.
ed as the disciples of agriculture.
They were the winners of the big
agricultural prizes. Agricultural lead-.
ers, educators, bankers and business
men praised the young people and told
them that the man with the hoe will
play just as important part in the
war with Germany as the man with a
"The Rural Boy and Girl the State's
Best Asset," was the subject of an
excellent address by Senator Alan
Johnstone, chairman of the board of
trustees of Clemson college.
President Riggs spoke of the part
that agriculture will play in a war
and praised President Wilson. He
said: "If war be ours it will be the
sublime 'sacrifice of a great natiot.,
administered by the strong resolute
hands of that high priest of inter
national liberty, Woodrow Wilson."
Comimissioner Watson. Congress
man A. 10. Lever and Niels Christen
sen, chairman of lit- finance commit
tee of the senate, were unable to at
tend and sent letters of regret. "In
the event of war it will be as neces
sary to send crops to Maurope as to
send fighting ships and men, so that
the boy with the hoe will be on the
firing line just as much as the boy
with a gun," said Senator Christensen
in his letter of regret.
Ernest Brooks of Prosperity in
Newberry county, first prize winner
in the boys' corn clubs. was presente'l
with the Lever metdal by J. E. Swear
ingen, state superintendent of educa
tion. le was also presented with a
check for $20 from the H. C. lHastings
Seed company of Atlanta by A. J.
Bethea. lieutenant governor. In re
sponse he made one of the best and
most eloquent speeches of the even
Enoch S. Pepper of Easley. second
prize winner in the corn clubs, was
presented with a gold watch from
the W. 11. Mixson Seed conpany of
Charleston by W. If. Mixson. head of
The winner of the third place in the
corn clubs was Neal T1. Hodges of
Manning in Clarendon county. He
was presented with a check fort $25
from the H. S. Hastings Seed (company
of Atlanta by W. B. Dove. secretary of
A gold watch was presented by A.
B. Langley to Vernon Huskey of Gaff
ney in Cherokee county as the first
prize in the pig club contest. The
present was donated by the Carolina
Life Insurance company of Columbia.
Miss Margaret Montez Henderson,'
wintner of the sec-ond prize in the plz
club contest, will receive a $20 die
posit from the Palmretto National
bank of Columbia. Trhe presentation
speech was made by F. H. McMaster,
Insurance commissioner. Miss Katie
Bell Hlagan, who won third prize in
the pig club contest. was presented
with a gold broach, given by Sylvan
Bros., of Columbia. The presentation
speech was made by D~r. D. B. John
son, president of Winthrop college.
?-. J. H. von Eagelken, president
of the Columbia farm loan bank, was
the guest of -the. agriculttargl wor.kers
and gave some sound advice. He
made a plea .for 100 per cent farmers.
"We need these boys to pay the loans
of their daddies," said Mr. von En
L. L. Baker, state director of the
boys' agricultural club work, who ar
ranged the banquet, thanked the
banks and other business concerns for
their support of the club work.
It was announced that Miss Nellie
Lee Caldwell of Spartanburg county,
winner of first place in the poultry
club contest, would receive a medal
donated by The Progressive Farmer.
The medal will be sent to Miss Cald
well by Miss Edith L. Parr-ott, direos
tor of the home demonstration work.
who attended the dintner. Miss Par
rott said that Miss Caldwell was one
of 3,000 members of the poultry clubs,
and one of 6,000 members of the homo
W. M. Riggs, presidentt of Clemson
college, actedl as toastmaster-.
Fire Destroys Island Hotel.|
Charleston.--Wire of an unknown
origin totally destroyed the Isle of
Palms hotel. thte widely popular hion
tiery, valued at $90,000, with total In
surance of $'70,000, being consumed to
ashes between the boutrs of 2:30 and
6:30 a. m. The blaze was discernable
for many miles around, being plainly
visible in this city. Nothitg but the
chimneys of the 200 room building
now remain. 4 high wind fanned the
flames to fury in a short while, and
there was no chance of saving the
buildIzagor aar of its contants
Change Safely Passed b*
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o, and I woud
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