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NORRIS " C?*5yn?nr ?y MTrllttW NORRIS" 8YN0P8I3. CHAPTER. I.- With his two dausMers, Allx arni Cherry, tho latter Just etghtoen years old, mid his nleeo, Anno, I>octor Btrlckland. retired, la living at Mill Val ley, a short distance from San Kranolaco. H? closest frletul la Peter Joyce, some thliiK Of ii reeluse. Visiting hi tho vi cinity. Martin Lloyd, mining oniilneor, falls In love with and Bocrotly becomes engaged to Cherry. t CHAPTKR ll.-While the family Itt speculating as to Lloyd's Intentions. Cher ry brings lilm to supper, practically an nouncing her engagement to him. CHAPTRIl III.-Doctor Strickland feels Cliorry ls too young to murry and urges her to watt nt least u year, luit tho girl coaxes him into agreeing to an Immediate wedding und tho ceremony takes piare, the couple leaving itt mire for Kl Nido, whero Martin ls employed. CHAPTER IV. Meanwhile the hoi train sped on, and thc drab autumn country Hew hy the windows, ami still the bride sat wrapped in her dream, smiling, mus ing, rousing herself to notice tho scenery. When Martin asked her if she liked to he a married woman, traveling with her husband, she smiled und sahl thnt lt seemed "funny." For the most part she was silent, pleased and interested, hut not quite her usual unconcerned ; self. After dinner they had a long, murmured talk ; she began to droop sleepily now, although even this long day had not paled her cheeks or visi bly tired her. At ten H '?* " and overh foreheads air. "Is this '. i . ry, cllngln "This ls the pince, Raby ?Irl ; El Nido, and not much of a place !" her husband told her. "That's the Hotel .? ? f r i ? 1 , ? M J j trill ,?re' i\ lit.i tn re jtoi?lgl t, H?ul (tm. cal ti > .. ?oin??row I nial) nco ttU'Vpugs, bal : you .-.?i;,ubie !" '.- pe w\ w".?'.." Ve b'UNvj ltv.!.':i .. of the little town. Mud squelched be neath their feet, planks, tilted. Reside Martin, Cherry entered the bright, cheerful lobby of a cheap hotel where men were smoking and spitting. She was beside i him write o M ' and wife." across Ibo < to a rut lilli She had a .g ."., of Dad reading before the lire, of the little brown room upstairs, with Alix, slender in her thin nightgown, yawning over her prayers. A rush of reluc tance <>t* strangeness-ol' something like terror smote her. She fought the homesickness down resolutely; every thing would seem brighter tomorrow, when the morning and the sunshine came again. There was tl brown and red car pet in die oblong of the room, and a brown bureau, and a wide Iron lied with a limp spread, and a peeling brown washstand with a pitcher and basin. The boy lighted a Hare of elec tric lights which made the chocolate and gold wallpaper look like one pat tern In the light and another in the him dow. A man laughed In tho ad joining room; tho voice seemed very near. Cherry bad never been In a hotel of this sort before. It seemed to ber cheap and horrible; she did not want to stay In this room, and Martin, tip ping the boy and asking for leo-WOtcr, seemed somehow a part of ibis new Strangeness and crudeness. She began to be afraid that he would think she WHS silly, presently, If .she said her prayers ns usual. In the morning Marlin hired n phae ton and they drove oui lo the mine. Cherry had had a good breakfast and was wearing n new gown ; they slopped another phaeton on the long, pleasant drive am) Martin said to the tat niau In lt : "Mr. Rates. I want to make you ac quainted with my wife!" "Pleased to meet you, Mrs. Lloyd!" sahl the fat man, pleasantly. Martin tobi Cherry, when they passed him, thnt that was the superintendent of the mine, and seemed pleased nt tho encounter. Presently Martin put Ids arm aboul her and the bay horse daw dled along at his own sweet will, while Marlin's deep voice told his wife over and over again how adorable and beau tiful she was and bow be loved ber. Cherry listened happily, and for a little while the old sense of pride and achievement came back- she vas mar ried ; she was wearing a plain gold ring! Rut after a few days that feel ing vanished forever and Instead lt began to seem strange to her that she lind over been anything else than Martin's wife. For several days she ami Martin laughed Incessantly and praised ouch other incessantly, while they experi mented with cooking and ate delicious gypsy meals. By midwinter Cherry hud settled down to the business of life, buying bacon mid lurd and sugar und matches at the slore of the minc, cooking and cleaning, sweeping, and making beds. She still kissed Marlin good -by ovory morning and met him with an affec tionate rush at Ute door wheu he came home, and they played Five Hundred evening after evening niter dinner, quarreling for points und laughing at euch (Uber, while rain sluiced down on the porch, Rut sometimes she won dered how lt had ail come about, won dered what had become of the violent emotions that bud picked her out of the valley home und established her here, in this Strange place, willi this man she had never seen a year :r.:o. Of these emotions Utile was loft. She still liked Martin, she told her self, und sin- still told him thal she loved him. Rut she know she did not love him, and in such uti association as theirs there can be no liking, lier thoughts rarely rested Oil him; she was either thinking of the prunes that were soaking, thu firewood that was running low, the towels that a wet ! bree/.e was blowing on the line; or she was far away, drifting In vague [ realms where feelings entirely strange to this bare little mining camp and this hungry, busy, commonplace man, held sway. Ttie first time that she quarreled with Martin she cried for an entire day, with the old childish feeling that somehow her crying mattered, some how her abandonment would help to straighten affairs. The cause of the quarrel was a trille; her father had sent her a Christmas cheek and she Immediately sent to a San Francisco shop for a clock that had taken her fancy months hoforo ! Martin, who had ehnitceO to be : . !. i.'d for money, although >he did liol know ', , .vis i landers!r ? 'k ir on tlt?'.'ot''tflft? didi sin had iiotutfily di? po sod o( Mi'-y doilarS ho lightly. Fe severin nays a shadow hung over their Intercourse, and when the clock came, as large as a hanjo, gilded and quaint, he broke her heart afresh by pretend ing not to admire lt. Rut on Christmas eve he was de leye?' nt the mine and (.'berry, smitten sudd dy with the bitterness of having their first Christmas spoiled in this way, sat up for bini, huddled in her silk wrapper hy the air-tight stove. She was awakened hy feeling herself lowered tenderly into heil and raised warm arms to clasp his neck and they kissed each other. The next day they laughed at tho clock together, and after that peace reigned for several weeks. Hut lt was Inevitable that another quarrel should come and then another; Cherry was young and undisciplined, perhaps not more selfish than other girls of her age, hut self centered and unreason able. She had to learn self-control and she hated to control herself. She had to economize when poverty pos sessed neither picturesqueness nor In terest. They were always several weeks behind In the payment of do mestic bills, and these recurring re minders Of money stringency mad dened Cherry. Sometimes she summed lt up, With angry tears, reminding him that she was still wearing her trous seau dresses, and had no maid, and never went anywhere- ! Rut she developed steadily. AH she grew skilful In managing her little house, she also grew in the nrt of managing her husband and herself. She became clever Ut avoiding causes of disagreement ; she listened, nodded, agreed, with a bolling heart, and had the satisfaction of having Martin's viewpoint veer the next day, or the next hour, to meet her own secret conviction. Martin seemed satisfied, lind all their little world accepted her as a matter of course. Rut under lt till Cherry knew that something young and Irresponsible and confident In her had been killed. She never liked to think of the valley, of the fogs and the Spokes ot' sunlight under the redwood ?Isles, of Allx and the dogs and the dreamy evenings hy the fire. And es pecially she did not like to think of that eighteenth birthday, and herself thrilling lind ecstatic because the strange young man from Mrs. North's had siared at her. In her sticky apron, With so new and disturbing a Hinlle In his eyes. CHAPTER V. Ro winter passed at the mine and nt the brown house under the shoul der of Tnmnlpnl8. Allx still kept her bedroom windows open, but the rain tore In, and Anne protested at the en suing .stains on the pantry celling. Cherry's wedding, once satisfactori ly over, was a cause of great satisfac tion to her sister and cousin. They had Stopped hack duly, to give her the center of the stage; they had ad mired ?nd congratulated; had helped her In all hearty generosity. And now that ?he was son? they enjoyed their own Uvea again and cast over hom thy : glamor that novelty and distant.- nev? ! er fall to give. Cherry, marnoo fid keeping house and managing < fall i was an object of romantic Int The girls surmised that Chi * i . be making friends; that every? admire her; that Martin would rich some day, without dould. Chery wrote regularly, now and thew assuring them that she was th> old Cherry. She described her tin', right at the mine, and the long - of the pJnnt, and the bare big lng that was the men's bonrdln.; Martin's associates brought bel I and ducks, she wrote; she and M >. had driven three hundred ml icq superintendent's car; she waa pre paring for a card party*. "Think of little old Chen,, off on week-end trips with men !" Allx would say proudly. " 1 of Cherry giving u party I" Aie haps wo'.ul make no cominen'. I Dbe often felt a pang of envy. < M y seemed to have everything. Suddenly, without warning, was a newcomer In the circle. ?? headed brown-haired little n?ati ,; as Justin Little. He lind been Introduced nt sor ty to Anne and Allx; he calli was presently taking Anne to ture. Anne now began to I him und sny that he was "too i ulous," but she did not allo m else to say sn. On the cont rai told Allx nt various time.1, tn* . mother had boen one of the old land Peroles, und his gront-gruiid was aient Inned lu a bonk b. ter Scott, and that ono had i?. ; the man, even if one didn't >'he ni ar ry him. "Marry him I" Allx had echo simple uninxoment. Marry 1 dm was all this sudden chai household when a man coub i appear than some girl beg i of marriage? Stupetlod, Allx w the affair progr?s. "I don't Imagine U'R serious u father said on an April walk. "I Don't imagine lt's 6 . ' I f Father Said on an A| ilk. tramping beside them, w I but silent. "My dear father," the f. . \ "Have you listened to them? They've ! been contending for weeks that they were just remarkably good friends that's why she calls him Frenny I" "Ah-I see!" the doctor said mildly, as Peter's wild laugh burst forth. "Hut now," Allx pursued, "she's told him that as she cannot be what be wishes, they had better not meet!" "Poor Anno I" the old doctor com mented. "Poor nothing! She's having the time of her life," her cousin said un feolingly. "She told me today that pho was afraid that she had checked one of the most brilliant careers at the bar." "I had no Idea of all this!" the doc tor confessed, amassed. "I've soon tho young man-noticed him about. Well I -well-well ! Anne, too." In June came the blissful hour In which Anne, all blushes and smiles, could come to ber uncle with a dilti? j ful message from the respectfully | adoring Justin. Their friendship, said i Anne, had ripened into something ' deeper. "Justin wants to have a frank talk I with you, uncle," Anne said, "and I of course I'm not to go until you aro I sure you cnn spare me and unless you j feel that you cnn trust him utterly I" Anne's engagement cups were ; ranged on the table where cherry's had Stood, and where Cherry bad talked of a coffee-colored rajah silk Ann*? discussed the merits of n "smart but handsome blue tallorinade." The wedding was to be In Septem ber, not Quito u year lifter Cherry's wedding. Allx wrote her sister pages about lt, always ending with the em phatic declaration that Cherry must come down for the wedding. Cherry was homesick, she dreamed continually of the cool, high valley, thc scented aisles of the deep forest, j the mountain rearing Its rough Slim* ? mit to the |iiile blue of summer skies. June passed; July passed; lt was hot nt the "Kmniy younger." August caine In on a furnace breath; Cherry felt headachy, languid and half sick all the time. Martin had said that be could not possibly get away, oven for the week of Anne's wedding, but Cherry begun to wonder If he would let her go alone. "If he doesn't, I shall be sick!" she (Coil ti wiled un Next I'age) MANY. IdVES IX)?T IN TYKteC? tf Great Dirigible in Europe--Forty. Throe Lost in -Mid-Air Explosion. Hull, England, Aug. 24.-Sixteen flic er s and men. of tho United States iavy and 27 ofiieers and men of the lrltlsh navy met death to-day In the ollap.se of the great dirigible ZR-2 .ver the city of Hull Only one of the vmericans on board the ill-fated ' raft escaped, as far as could be as- ? ertuined at midnight to-night. Only five men of the 49 who were! making the trip in the dirigible prior j 0 the vessel being turned over to he United States navy aro known to inve boen saved. The British losses nclude the famous air veteran, Brig, j len. E.M. Maitland, and all the other ' .fflci -s on board except Lieut. Wann, | he commander of the ZR-2. i Was on Test Flight. Starting from Howden Tuesday norning on a test flight to Fulham, he big aircraft bad been afloat for | 14 hours, at times in bad weather, ind was returning to the Pul ham I ilrdomo at the time of thc disaster. . which constitutes the most terrible ! >f its kind in peace times. The ZR-2, which was a sister ship ;o tho famous R-34, the first dirigi ble to cross tho Atlantic, was on her [ lual tost trip prior to being accepted 6y tho United States navy and taken across the Atlantic by an American arow especially trained for that pur pose. She was U95 feet long and was built to carry a crew of III), lier speed was estimated at 70 miles an hour The American navy was io pay $2, 01)0,000 for the craft. While Hying at about 1,000 feet over Hull spectators .saw the ZR-2 seemingly buckle amidships and plunge downward over the city and into the Humber river. Ono theory of the cause of the disaster is that while the ship's rudders were being; tested the giant craft took a sharp turn, which caused her framework to buckle, and that tho explosion of a ? gasoline tank completed the tragedy ? of the air. ^fho actual cause, how-1 ever, may never be known. A rumor had been alloat for some days that, the ZR-2 was Structurally weak, but i this was stoutly denied by all in au thority. Tens of thousands of spectators saw several men climb outside the ? balloon ?md dron from the falling j iliads, whhjq was enveloped lb ?moko. ? i'-,, others Jumped inj?d thc Mu inker i ?i : n'cd era;'1 c.)inc ?y'ty the , te?, > Vie .MrH-',H.-1.? 'fctrtic-c, 'the ,.?_?.... IL' v* the water was burn ing, and there was slight chance for. any of the men caught inside to es cape. Tugs immediately put out into the ', stream and brought ashore survivors, ; who were taken in ambulances io I hospitals. Among those wes the American quartermaster, X. O. Wal-! ker, suflering fr . i severe burns, j Lieut. Little also was rescued from the debris alive, but succumbed o : his injuries on reaching tho infirm-j a ry. A rescue tug pulled another Ameri can out of the water. He was dead. Inside of bis coat was the name , "Commander Maxfield." American Survivor Tells Story. Howden, Eng., Aug.2."..-Norman Walker, sole American survivor of tho wrecked airship ZR-2, to-day gave the first circumstantial account of tho disaster which late yesterday do-j stroyod tho great dirigible and every; American member of the crew on board except himself. Walker was soon at the Hawdon airdrome, near Hull, where he has Just been brought after the terrible experience through which he passed unscathed. He comos from Com merce, Texas, and wes a rigger on tho ill-fated airship. Ile is of boyish j appearance, 20 years old, and of wiry build. Ile said: "We were all in Hie highest spirits when we left Howden on the trial; flight. We sailed over tho North Sea first and I hon started down the north coast to Pulham. A thick fog dcvol ASPIRIN Name "Bayer" on Genuine Take Aspirin only ?is told in each , package of genuine Hayer Tablets of' Aspirin. Then you will be following1 the directions and dosage worked out by physicians during -j l years, and provod Silfo by millions. Take, no chances with substitutes. If you soe the bayer (Moss on tablets, you can take them without fear for colds, headache, neuralgia. rheumatism, earache, toothache, lumbago and for pain. Handy tin boxes of twolvo tab lets cost few cents. Druggists also sell larger packages. Aspirin is tho trado marl-, of Hayer Manufacture of Mononcoticncidcstcr of Salicyllcncld, - adv. oped, so it was found impossible to land at Pulham. In fact, the fog was so dense that we were more or less lost, although we know the general locality." ! "We were flying at a height of about 3,500 feet, with the wireless keeping touc h with both Howden and Pulham. Tho ship was behaving In a magnificent manner, and there was not a sign of weakness anywhere. "We drove out over the sea again 1 and as the fog continued bad we flew along the coast until Wednesday af ternoon, when we sighted land at Hull. Wo then flew across to How den, where it WUP decided to land at 6.3 0 p. m., so we sailed over Hull again. We encircled Hull twice, and tho speod trial was completed with out a hitch. "A test of tho ship's control then began. I was at the lower rudder, proceeding back to the tail, and bad Just reached the cockpit when there was a tremendous crash. The gird ers amidships broke and the ship split in halve*s. "Both the tail and the nose im mediately pointed downward and tho halves started to descend toward Ibo Humber. "I cannot begin io describe my sensation, bul I thought my time had come. I made a rush for the tail to get a parachute, but. I found two of my English comrades, Harry Bate man and Walter Potter, wore already lhere, i knew lhere was only one chute there for the three of us. Bate man had the chute and jumped, bat il fouled, and he hung lo the tail of tho dirigible. "Both Poller and I started, to run forward for oilier parachutes, but just as I gol in thc kool there came an explosion of either a petrol tank or hydrogen, and llames immediately began to sweep the forward part of our half of tho ship. "What was happening to our com rades in other parts of the dirigible 1 do not know. .Most of the officers and crew were amidships, either be ing seated or lying in their bunks, when the girder broke. At least one man dlopped through tin by tho break. Possibly but probably most of then ' ward when the airship's down. "I ran back, to the tail to get. away from tho lire in the bag. Bateman, Potter and I got into tho cockpit. I'ij Ibi I: ll ( gas was becoming depleted and thc ship v > diootiug cioAvu rapidly. Tho l^fV/iird ir-'N' a i rea <?y be.? itt. ho *.M- .? ?fccie iv w.' otildu't ii f.'1 . para?bu?c nicn. as we were loo io?, .. ' bun dred feet up. "I saw we were going to land in the water, so I climbed on the fabric forward of the tail cup. I could not tell how fast we were fl when 1 thought wo were strike I jumped. "I was surprised to lin striking the bottom. I h in four feet of water near shore. Both my comrades stuck to the ship and continued o cling to ber as she struck. 1 managed to scramble onto the wreckage, and tho three of us were picked up by a tug." Halves Landed Nearly Mile Apart. Some spectators assert thal Hie airship began to buckle before any Haine or explosion was seen or heard. The broken halves of the ZIt-2 reach ed the waler nearly a .mile apart. The general opinion of the public of Mull is that the commander of the airship accomplished a remarkable feat ot bravery in diverting the descent of the vessel so that it fell into the wa ter instead of in the crowded streets. Ono Carolinian Lost. Revised lists of the dead contain the name of Lloyd 10. Crowell, of Charleston, S. C. Ono man from North Carolina also was killed, he being Maurice Lay. of Greensboro. To Cure n Cold in One Day Take LAXATIVE BROMO QUININE (Tablets.) It stops the Cough and Headache and works off the Cold. E. W. GROVE'S signature on each box. 30c. Negro Rills Wife with Shotgun. York, S. C., Aug. 21. -Sadie Hen derson, negress, 25 years of age, was shot and killed by her husband. Fred Henderson, near hore Ibis morning. A load of bird shot, (ired al dosi; range, Look effect in Ibo woman's side, penetrating tho houri and lungs and causing instant death. Hender son math; no effort to get away and was committed to Jail. Thc killing is said to have been tho result of a quarrel between Henderson and his wife, in which she had threatened io leave him. Henderson bore a bad ropittntion among both whites and negroes in thc Bethel section, and much Indignation has been aroused hy the killing. Piles Cured In 6 to i 4 Days Druggists refund money If PAZO OIN! MENT foils to cure Itching. Blind. Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Instantly relieves Itching Piles, and you cnn get restful bicep after tho first annhention. Price ("><)/. Although we wcro still legally at war with Germany and Austria in .Inly, during Iwo days in that month a single Now York ,1 lld go admitted lo American citizenship over 300 dor mans and 200 Austrians. RAICES i* PDAIN ?rTATJSW?Q?lYT Cortee; S:->o md Distribution ot Improved Kurm Macliinery. "Nev.or1 before I hos the inter-da pendonee of tho country and city-ot agriculture and industry-been so forcefully emphasized as during the past few months," declares Arthur Brown, local dealer for the Samson power farming machinery. "Tho present economic condition, resulting from post-war deflation, proves conclusively that the farmer is just as dependent upon the city as the city is dependent upon the far mer. In the highly specialized sys tem of American civilization no ono class or group can prosper Independ ently of the other groups. "When the farmer refuses to buy, or ls unable to buy, factories close down, working men are thrown out ? of employment, the consumption of feed drops off, the prices of farm products drop lower and lower, the banks refuse to lend money and call in their outstanding loans, and busi ness is at a standstill. "This is more than a theory. Last fall in a small manufacturing town in the Middle West a factory was compelled to close because of lack of demand for its pi any ? men were thrown ? > i/o lind tho consumption ot t M< * town alone dropped o?. s 1 >' ? :; month. When people aro c.: work they simply cannoi buy abu, of the farmers' produce, and th nancial predicament of the ugricultu ral communities is further aggra va ted. .v . "The fanner is dopendem upon tho . city worker to buy what ho raises; the manufacturer is largely depend ent upon the agricultural communi ties lo buy what he makey-and if his goods arc not sold Iiis employees are'thrown out of work, and their buying power is crippled, which',im mediately affects the sale of. farm produce; the banks 'tighten up,' and the condition becomes worse than before. i have an endless circle icies-which explains our ; ti aess depression. . ow every ono, wants busl >en up,' but most of us walt for the other fellow t,o make the first move. "Mind you, I, am not saying that tho fault is with the farmer, or tho mamu';: hirer, bi, thu bauirorj br mu de-'1er, or >vUh |?n,\ MU- .-::?.> WM ..X v. bfctjftl 0-!.'\' .,.'(?>,, .. ;<*>:.!' I in--im- if pvory ono til lo his f\ijj nh ir< wi titbit I 'wai ti UK to seo what the other fellow is going to do, tho problem will soon solve itself. , "The farmer should buy what he needs-that is nothing more than use-because if a man i a thing he pays for it buys lt or not. is applied to so basic an agriculture, should bo stretched to the limit. "Tho manufacturer should do everything within Iiis power to keep the wheels of Industry moving, oven though it may bo necessary to oper ate at a loss. Hy doing so he is keep ing tho city man employed, thereby insuring his purchasing power and safeguarding the future of the man ufacturer's own interests. "Of course, when you come right down to it, few of us tire really phil anthropists at heart. We Americans, of the great middle class-including farmers and Implement dealers-art more interested In our little problems than in the matter of '.saving the country.' "But it isn't a question of philan thropy. H's a question of doing a Hiing because it will pay-a question of constructive selfishness-and i'm not trying lo 'pass Ibo buck' to tho other fellow. Hight now 1 am lining up my little business in accordance with this prescription. | am going to sell farm operating equipment for considerably less than the manufac turing costs, with terms that take into consideration Hie financial con dition of Hie farmers of this com munity. Bul, of course, that's a sub ject for the advertising pages instead of the nows columns of your paper.'' DODSON'S LIV Kit TO.MO KITJLS CAIJOMHIJ SAIiE. Don't sicken or salivttte yourself or paralyze your sensitive liver by taking calomel, which is quicksilver. Your ilea 1er sells each bottlG of pleas ant, harmless "Dodson's Diver Tone" under an ironclad, monoy-back guar anteo that it regulates tho liver, stomach and bowels bettor than cal omel, without making you sick-i a million bottles sold.-adv. Penco Treaty willi Germany Signed. Borlln, Germany, Aug. 25.-Tho h ealy of peace between Germany and Hie United Stales was signed hore at f> o'clock this evening. American women in Tokio. Japan, have refused to accept Ibo honor of being allowed to become members of the American Association in Tokio.