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The three young mnodt'lhrs looked tp
in exclaiatory consteration as the
"O1, ae YOU ready?" cried Carol.
"I-low timc ha11s flown ! We had no iden
yo't he reaidy so soon. Oh, we are
sorr; . l'ruIlence'. W' inCltnd to have
'everything fixed properly for you again.
We needed a lit place for our model
1ng. It's a 11111me, that's whlIat it is.
Isn't that t haiindsoimie Velus? I did
that !-If you'll just shut the door on1e
11inu1tv, Plrud en ce, we'll h111N. every-.
Sinhg 'xli vmly as .you left it. And we're
as sorry 11as w Canll he. You Caln have
lly Vei'nus for a ctelterpiece, if you
l'uilnce sIliently closed the door"s,
and th Ladeis, 11auglu011g Signitlint Iy,
" i ll't y u11 1tik, 111 dear," he-la
Mrs. 'rintiss too Sweetly, "that they
are a little imre tihnr -( you cli 111maast1?
Don't you really think an older wolian
is n e d 'ii,'
"I do ]lot think so," cried 1ir iy, he
fore liiir sister could seak, "n) older
WOman coul be he kliuder, (r Sw'eetvP. or I
miore pantient and helpf~ul than l'rue."
"Unfloulhtidly true! But somi-thin-r
liloreI I i n eded, 1 1111 afra-mhi! It :
'ears thIt girls aret a little more lis
orerltyiI, t han inl Illy own yiuing dy5 '
Pel.11-- I dto n ot juldge advisedly, but
it siets to i they are i little--untt
" id- l hey are not," cried Pru
dte- ilyily. "They 1re youg. lilt vey,
inisch'vo s. Iknow-tud aunglad ()f
iet. Uni I h ve liv d wiiit th1m .v r
sinc1 Hw'otisy w Ite hoand ought )o
kilm tkm. T'y. a1re unselfih,1 they
are tyitlputheti, they iar alwayst g.Ev
ry's. 'T'hey do iln4iih and irritati g
t hli . -AtI I 1nver t hin 11.at aIrel h t-10
fill t l ie 1 iIt. T hIvy a1' re t I d-e i lt
0ea1 rjt. n th h tr I al th They l it ' 'I'
Ire ro r- had g Irls W 4!NiII n hve they
doni t ay.? They wlrast so r at I It I
a ld 1'4'.1ain . hio, butwh l 11;41 1 -y
do. I as w s rently 111 n 1n? '1',,1 y % .I
ba rs hd and m1orh , bur Iy
in ent hnul v en't puilsh 1Clem fol:
Olh- 1i1e' n m , youh idi o : \Ou141te
Ota ho jus;t or fair? At beneit, ltey
ltl 'il 1 lie ari ."
It Iust 14. coftesed that there wre
mnany sit'ous felv yoi its ae ies.
Solne chei'kS woet 11ils41 gomie eyes
wer dwnt.t Nosil ' oes hae aom
rohe ther ar inkeing inlher
their t "id~ii I tm0' ish m children justii
for the effec'it5 o he i th jugeat,
chilig byiit whac of ther eartsog
or ajust dehetule thae. Itmad a?
tAln the Ilere lasted ao loenlytha
ltiicosse he rom and s citood byr
thuee''liso ide.-heilid awti hadtn
dNlyon the twing gir' armcret sidy
on awvice thae. weas tlhtl fotrmulthe
"I ~elieveyoutilt areihth my a. It
fishtherlsa apohertfo th r-l
countionI bulievr yiour wates anren-l
thusaysth adereticn son tin Car
very slure na-tey are Lapy irlynto
rvinar~y ssth oug suect tn ovfrequent
just. Ntll oeld motrn av strrn
tmes t ater te coing ofte'" pr
"Cark! anhark sonkedepsing t
andpe roas.T thm the grad one,
eamblroingr outsidf the barnshnag
wa aLo moo deit force Itu life a
bhen owhie onone clutcead tho brn
tallr in atheny othere wa a "heavny"
ratthe cornns hd twse scramled
ofpwhich the siee o thfunde, the a
ofilrersian tic"h mebeshi ody bumpe
nae hwas aSulld.osoe.Lr
"ried yoe brsaunper shorte ther
anld LaksSir Alfred Conelcrt
oridna asy altheg s~uect tisonrequen
ion from tfhe Clutches of the old haitei
on which she had stuimbled. Up the
haymow ladder they hurried, and ther
slid recklessly down the hay chutes
Presently the barn door was fluni
open, and the "society" knocked Con
nie flying backward, ran madly around
the barn a few times, and scurried un
der the fence and into the chicker
A little later Connie, assailed witl
shots of corncobs, ran bitterly towart
the house. "Peeking" was strictly for
bidden when the twins wero engaged
in Skull and Crossbones activities.
And Connie's soul burned with de
sire. She felt that this secret soclety
was threatening not only her hapDi
ness, but also her health, for she couk
not sleep for horrid dreams of Skulh
and Crossbones at night, and could not
eat for envying the twins their secrel
and mysterious joys. Finally she ap
plied to Prudence, and received assist
The afternoon mail brought to th
parsonage an envelope addressed t<
"Misses Carol and Lark Starr, the
Methodist Parsonage, Alount Mark
Iowa," and in the lower left-hand cor
nor was a suggestive drawing of r
Skull and Crossbones. The eyes of the
mischievous twins twinkled with de
light when they saw it, and they car
ried it to the barn for prompt perusal
It read as follows:
Miss Constance Starr humbly and ro
spectfully craves admittance into the An
cient and Honorable Organization o
Skull and Crossbones.
The twins pondered long on a fittinig
reply, and the next afternoon the post
man brought a letter for Connie, wait
Ing impatiently for it. She had ap
proached the twins about it at noor
"Did you get my application?" she
had whispered nervously.
But the twins had stared her out o:
countenance, and Connie re.aized tha
she had comnittdi a serious breach 0:
secret society etiquette.
But here waos the letter! IHer fin
gers trembled as she ope'ned it. It w.I
decorated lavishly wit h skulls am
crossbones, splashed with red Ink, sup
posedly blood, and written ink the san1111
Skull and Crossbones, great in merca
and In condescension, has listened graci
ously to the prayer of Constaince, th<
Seeker. Hear the will of the Great Spirit
If the Seeker will, for the length of twc
weeks, submit herself to the will of Skul
and Crossbones, she shall be admitted in
to the Ancient and hionorable Order.
The week that 'followed was a gahi
one for the twins of Skull antid Cross
bones. Constance swept their room
mnade their beId, wa1shmeI their (ishes
dii lid thr (io; ., nmid in every way be
baved as a motiel pledge of the ancien
1111d honiorablile. The twins were gra
clous lbut firim. Tlivre ws no arguin;.
and no falteriig. "It is the will o
Skull and CrossIonies that the (amiiise
(1o this," they would say. Ani thi
damsel did it.
i'rudence did iot feel it wIts i cas<
tlit cailled for her interference. Si
she sot lck anid watched, whilo th<
twin s told stoies, read anild frolicked
aild Constance did ieir daily tasks.
A week passed. tenl days. andi4 twelve
''llhen eare a goldenm October afternoor
when the twins sit It, lhIII hayiovw
looking out upon a iellow world. Con
stance was In the ynrd, rainig a filry
Story. The situaliln was aI i lns me
for (Ihe twins.- were hun11gry, and Ilk
was heavy on theilr hands.
"Tho aipple frees Iln Avery's., orchard
are just loaded." said La rk. ''Ant.
there are lots on the ggouind, too,
saw thema whlen I wans out in thle tielt
t his miornin g.''
Carol ga?.ed dowvn into the yart
where Constance was abusorbeid in lbei
boo0k. "C'onstanace oughtni't to) readl a:
muichi as5 shie does,"' shii arguedh. "It':
so bad for the eyes."
"Yies, and whait's muor'e, she's beer
gettling off' too easy for the last feu
days. The time is nearly up."
"That's so," salid Lark. "Let's cal
lier up here." This was (1011 at once
and( thie unlfor'tuniate Constance stoot
before thenm respe(ct fully, as they hig<
instructed her to stand. The twin:
hesitated, each secretly hoping thei
oilier would voice the ordler. lBut Lark
as usual, was obliged to be thme spokes
"D~amsel," she said, "it is the will o:
Skull and( Crossbones thant you hie yi
to yonder orclhrd--Avery's I mean
and bring hither sonie of the goldet
apples basking In the sun."
"What !" ejaculated Connie, startlei
out of hen re'spect.
Connie hastenedl to modIfy her tone
"DId they say you might hatve them?'
she lnquiredl politely.
"That concerns thee not; 'tis for the<
only to rendler obedIence to thme order:
of the Society. Oo out through oul
field and sneak under tihe fence whern
the wvires are loose, and hurry back
We're awfully hungry. The trees arn
near the fence. There isn't any dan
"But it's stealing," objected Connie
"W~hat wvill P'rudence--"
"Damsel I" And Connie turned t(
obey with despair in her heart.
"Bring twelve," Carol called aftei
her, "that'll be four apiece. SAnd hurry
Connie. And see they don't catch yet
while you're about it."
After she had gone the twins laa
back thoughtfully on the hay ani
stared at ,the cobwebby roof abovi
thern In silence for a while. Somethini
was hurting them, but whether it wat
their fear of the wrath of Prudence
or the twinges of tender Consciences
wvhio can say?"
"She's an unearthly long time abou:
it," exclaimed Lark at last. "Do yoi
suppose they caught lien?"
This was an awful thought, and the
girls were temporarily suffocated. ISu
they heard the barn door swvinging be
neaith.~ themi, and. sighl<L with relief. I'
wisC - I---- - ---"
was Connie lShicInbed the laddei
skillfully, and poured her golden treas
tire before the arch-thieves, Skull and
There' were eight big, tempting
"Humi I Eight V" said Carol sternly.
"I said twelve." .
"Yes, but I was afraid someone was
coming. I heard such a noise through
the grapevines, so I got what I could
and ran for it. There's three apiece
for you, and two for me," said Connie,
sitting down sociably beside them on
But Carol rose. "Damsel, begone,"
she ordered. "When Skull and Cross
bones feast, thou canst not yet share'
the festive board. Rise thee, and
Connie rose, and walked soberly
toward the ladder. But before she dis
appeared she fired this parting shot,
"I don't want any of them. Stolen
apples don't taste very good, I reckon."
I Curol and Lark had the grace to
flush a little at this, but however the
Stolen apples tasted, the twills ha(d 110
diliculty in, dinlposing of them. Then,
11ull almiiost beyond the point of coin
fort. they slid down the hay chutes,
wenlt out lie back way, tiurnled the cor
ner, and1( camite (iletly In through the
front (oop of the parsonage.
l'rudence was in the kitchen prepar
Ing (It(' evenin-ig miient. Fairy was in
thw sitting roon, himsy with her books.
The twils set the table conscientiously;
filled the woodbox, and In every way
lIabored irrepronchably. But Prudence
had no word of praise for them that
evening. She hardly seemed to know
they were alhout the piace. She went
11hout h1er work with a pale face, and
never a sil le to be seen.
Supper was nonrly ready when Con
nile Siunivred hi fromii the barn. Afterl
h-aving th. haym wshe had found a
(.(Z.% corner Inl (the 4earnerib), withl two
heavy laprobeilis dkienr1deel by thle twinls
in thir' liight from wo1ves, and hald
ettld down there to finish her story.
.\s sh sthiiia'il into tlhe kitchen lPru
I dence Itllad to her witli suchi a sorry,
reproa hful gaze that Coniiie wias
"'Are yott sick, Prile?" She gaspeld.
Prudn i(did not answer. Sle went
to thw door an(d called Fairy. "Ilinish
getting slipper, will yott, Failry? And
whenll you ire ,ll rn'iy, you Id the
twins gon ri:1h1 (1n Doin.nh't wait
evenn-J Coe ustairs- with mie, (..t
11io; I want t41 talk lo o.
Co n1i' fOllwed 114.1 sistIer soberly,
and the twi.nus Ihhe t ("10h Other
4nla nd qustiionlinlook
The three( gi ls we re lit 1abl1 who
,'uhn- (.:unw intol tho dining), room
Ilone. -h1 fi 1 a tr y-lupper4-1 (i et ly
ut c-ariid it oif upstai irs. Then she
liu. hi:(,.vk :14 s it d 'moi by th10 tuble.
"l' l ith tIl ' b r , mrks f tintst?, 1ad
' I'os I hi i i apetvi. T1. twifn hal l
felt ll ll: i n I 'mr thei . i4'r (fo( b f-ir ;
now ah tunuthful sc( ueld to cho
dae di ed 11111 ask a1 qule
tion. They ere dvoutly toku
wn 1airy 1il12ly voicd their inlterst.
"Wt' Is the llmltr? ig CoI1111
"I worshe ( 1 ,11l" al(ered P.11
done.o wrs Inishi to her effects agai
"\\'hy, lrude'lice: What i Ohe world
lm' hiliei donIeo?
FIR1ST iEGlE-:NT is
badit rgnailg iht FIs ti.u (', fom
styo tedn otreStura w i hen ao~
rmo wan liste to h e effect t hat ticr
f I o. 1'O I), 10th IfantryI forerl the1
beien ordrel ttrnc. The rumfe l tc or
had((0 its eining,'i5 )01ee it s hugy fromi
'in lI Waee , to . he ec ti t ag flicers 41
mten ori nearlhy enough to bring It uip
to) fu11 warI'5 strengthI. Tihe aril e, a
.a'(ond( readling or whle~bhlter allayed
111he ii ueasineOs of r'elaiv es and1(
friendls of thie soldieirs, was ini par1t as
('reenville. Oct. IS.-The six t rain
ing bat1tal ions o)1 the Fifty-lifth Depot11
ii rigade, former0ily' thle Flirst, Second)(
:and4 ThIrd llatlalions of thie Flirst Teni
ne(sse(e Infantruy, the Second and1( Thlrdl
Ilatltallons of the First North 'Cario
11in1 infanltry', and( thle Th Ii'd ltta lion
of' thle Second South Carolina Infan
lry ate to be0 lfncorporated withI lie
regular41 regiments for Ihlir i'resp~ectivye
Statiles and1 all their comisioned10( of
ficers oIf till rank of eaptlain and above
ar'e to leafiort France as aoon as
Itranspor'tat ion can 1)0 pr'ovidedl, ac
corinug to uinolhliIla 1 ifor'mat ion to
Accor'ding to information41 av'ailable,
li1g. Gen. 1. D). Tiyson, eommianding
the bigade0, together wIth one of his
two colonels, both lieutenant colonels
and( prac1ticllly e'very major and( cap1
lain, will leave at once for' France.
Trheir men0) wiiill e tranisferred b)odily
Into the One Hundred andi Seven
teenth, Oiie Hulndre'd and F0ighteenth,
QO llundred and Nineteenth and One
Ituindred and( TwentIeth Infantry.
I egiments, formnerly thle Tbhird Teon
nessee, Fi'st S'outhl Carolina and Sec
IOnld and( Th'1ird( Northl Carolina, re
rplctivelS', tr'oops being assi5gnefd
whenever poss5ible to organizations
'from their own State. All nqn-com
missioned officers will retain their
'JaL1m, o . u., wJ~ Ivim M i, .117.
The training battalions will not
lake Up their iCaltuj) with the organ
[zations to which they will be trans
l0rred uitii I lie depart ure of - their
111w the Seloc 3May ]teach the lonme.
October the 19th was Food Conser
ration day and the teache's all over
[he United States were asked to tell
the school children something they
could do to liely win the war. The
teachers were asked to toll the clil
Jiren all they could about food conser
vation and then require the children
lo write a composition on the sub
lect. The normal class' of the city
ichools wrote letters to their parents
instead of coml positionsi. .llclow Is
)Ine of lie letters ,suggesting tile way
rur ial tealhers may reach the honies
,)f Ihe people in Ilhir communities
irollgh the school.
Lanrens, 3. C.,
Oct. 19, 1917.
\ly lear .lolher:
Yott hav already learned that this
S food colservat ion day. My teacher
il; reellsted that I write you and
tell you how I can help Atuerica xWinl
this war by eating wisely, eating
111ougn1 and not. wasting. I think it
will b a help to 011 to know this too.
In To first place we can )help the
boldis y sending them as much
.ool as We can of t illmost nutl ritive)
value1 inl the leas! shipping space. To
lo tis W cl lilby less andl cook nIo
110re than is necessary adlI when w
nai not 1a1(e aly Ilorv oil o).' plate
tIhall is absoltely necessiary.
\\'e cal (at less of wheat, heef, pork,
dairy produllc1(s a11141 su1ar and vat
norl of oter ( fooIs of which \we. have
The idea of having. a wheaitless (hay
a very good 10111. i ll I I thinlk you
4hould adopt it. Vegetables, suichl as
bwals, take Ihe place of meat. I'se
nt'lr 1istIad o l fmeat also. Frw1 v
'ryl iig th1at is left over fromli ne
acal ill some way for hIll(' let. .\It
ther-i 1:-' d plall is niol to let the,
bilhdren uell eat helween mevals.
Hlope tis will be of Some benlefit
o mo also in Ielpin):g America win
Gr.1114er. l0idebry tiets Promotion,
Amllon I g t1h rovim 1 pr' P.-1ooions ml
loum!('d it "'amlp sevier I:; that ofi
irporal (rov unt ( . Faichiy o sergeam
'r;'vant R-lihoy ik at tavihed to thc .1m
utanclvoe orps um"ler .\ajior l'oore and,4
Our store is1
water and c
drinks for yoi
will have hot
less of the x
Can't we sell
surprise on t
back one of
ments with yt
|Always Have I
Mrs. L. A. IPatterson, 1399 Kentuck
St., Memphis.'rennessee, writes:
"I have een * friend of Poruna
for many years. I have used it of
and on for catarrhal complaints and
found It i very excellent remedy
I have a mnall family of children
Times aro hard with us, but I caii
scarcely afford to do without P -U
na, especially during the seasoi o
the year when coughs and colds
are prevalent. We always recoi
ifend Peruna to our neighbors, foi
the benefit it has beon to us."
Ugh! Calomel Sick
Please Try D(
I am sincere! My i di
and bwels so ou
Calonel lose.; you a <Lay !' You
know what. calomel is. ./s Ier
cury ; quicksilver. Calonel' is d In-I
gerous. It, crashes, into Iour bile
enilng you. Calomel atacl:s the
hones and1111 shoul InIeveI be put into
When vou fel hiliou-s, du n!i,
C-onslipated and ':ll kno cd ()II ;mfl
helieve you need : IOe ,,. Ingerou
Calomiel just Iemibur that your
Owen Bros. Nart
iisitors are invited to
day. We will be gla
ieadquarters for ice
id or hot drinks of, all
to, be warrn, we wi
2If it happens to
drinks as well as col
veather we will be
youi a Victrola Frida:
se folk" left at home
those wonderful m
u. Do it!
and Colds J
It to Our Neighbors.
Those who object to liquid medl
cines canoprocure Peruna Tablets.
)dson's Liver Tone
'iu d:,'o no01 u 1ist liver
lose a day wor
<lruggis sels for n few eil) a la ro
hotIle of Dodso's Liv 'i' 'lon, which
is;cntirely ve i ble and pleasai ntI to
take an1d 1.-, :1 ],erfe .. ubisliflut for
Callome.l. It [ , uaranteed((, to Mart
ili V01 P sti I ll YO 111)V
. Ih live r I st i y Io
volyu r i-bi 1 ' I0, r g .
GI0 il 1") lhu evide s well.
Ile & Graite Co.
E re ctoris
%TillPITE-:S IN STONE:"
i . beaulil' l.le hooklet,
u( ich il l 1 ltll In iny h ings
you Illf nou i know 'eorl phwcing
y o r ,nlr faIr I on e t It
I for it.
The inresi ma1b.,114 egulppeil
lonenal .Iill inl thel Caro
GREENWOOD, - S. C.
RALEIGH, - - - N. C.
call upon us
d to see you.
linds. If the
11 have cold
be cold, we
v) Spring a