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fretted to herself, In a certain burn
i lng noontime, towiird the middle of
August. Martin, who had been play
ing poker the night before, was sleei>
ing late this morning. Coming home
at three o'clock dazed with close air
and cigar smoke, he hud awakened
his wife to tell ber that he would be
"dead" In the morning, und Cherry
had accordingly crept about ber dress
ing noiselessly, had darkened the bed?
room and eaten her own breakfast
.without the clatter of a dish. Now
she was sitting by the window, pant
ing in the noon bent. She was think
ing, as lt chanced, of the big forest
ut homO and of a certain day-Just
one of their happy days!-only a year
ago, when she had lain for a dre?my
hour on the soft forest door, storing
up Idly through the laced fanlike
branches, nod she thought of her fa-'
thor, with his mild voice and ready
,.^8mlJe; and some emotion, almost Uko
f*i four, came over her. For the first time
r i she asked her self, In honest bewilder
ment, why she had married.
The her?! deepened and strengthened
and Increased as the burning day
"wore on. Martin waked up, hot und
headachy, and having further ois
. tressed himself with strong coffee and
eggs, departed Into the dusty, motion
less furnace out-of-doors. The far
brown bills shimmered and swam, the
"Emmy Younger"'looked Its barest,
tts ugliest, Its lsast attractive self.
There- was a shadow In tho door
. way ; she looked up surprised. For a
minute the tull figure In striped linen
and the smiling face under the flow
ery hat seemed those of a stranger.
. Then Cherry cried out and laughed,
and in another Instant was crying lu
Allx's arms.
AU* cried, too, but lt was with a
great rush of pity and tenderness^for.
Cherry. Allx had uot young lov?-yn,d<
novelty to soften the outlines of tho
"Emmy Younger" and she felt, ns she
frankly yvrote later to her father, "at
last convinced that there ls a hell I"
The heat and bareness and ugliness
.of the mine might have been over
looked, but this poor little house of
Cherry's, this wood stove draining
,L white nshes, this tin sink with its
pump, nnd the bathroom with neither
faucets nor drain, almost bewildered
Alix with their discomfort.
Even more bewildering was the
change in Cherry. There was a cer
tain hardening that Impressed Allx ut
Once. There was a weary sort of pa
tience, a disillusioned concession to
the drabness of married life.
But she allowed the younger sister
to see nothing of this. Indeed, Cherry
so brightened under the stimulus of
Allx's companionship that Martin told
her that she was more Uko her old self
than she lind been for mouths. Joy
ously she divided her responsibilities
with Alix, explaining the difficulties
of marketing and housekeeping, and
Joyously Allx assumed them. Her vi
tality infected tho whole household.
She gove them spirited accounts of
Anne's affair. "He's a nice little aca
demic fellow," she said of Justin Lit
tle. "If he had a flatiron In each
hand he'd probably weigh close to a
hundred pounds I Ho's a-well, a sort
of damp-looking youth, If you know
what I mean 1 I always want to tnke
a crash towel and dry him off!"
"Fancy Anne with a shrimp like
thnt !" Cherry said, with a proud look
at ber own man's fine height. "He
sounds awful to me."
"He's not, really. Only lt seems that
he belongs to the oldest family In
America, r something, and is tin
only descendant-"
"Money?" Cherry asked, Interest
"No, I don't think money, exactly
At least I know he ls getting a hun
dred a month In his uncle's law office,
and Dad thinks they ought lo wall
until they have a little more. She'll
have something, you know," Alls
added, after a moment's thought.
"Your cousin?" Martin asked.
"Well, her father went Into the fire
?extinguisher thing with Dad," Alb
elucidated, "and evidently she and
Justin have had deep, soulful thought!
?bout lt. Anyway, tho other day sin
said-you know her way, Cherry
'Tell me, Uncle, frankly and honestly
may Justin and I draw out my shan
for that little homo that Is going t<
mean so much to us-' "
"I cnn hear her!" giggled Cherry.
"Dad Immediately said that sin
could, of course," Allx went on. "Il<
was adorable about lt. He snld, T
will do more than build you a lltth
home, my dear I' "
"We'll get n slice of that some time,'
Cherry snld thoughtfully, glancing n
her husband, "I don't mean whet
Dad dies, either," she added, In qulel
affection. "I mean that ho might bulb
us a little home some day In MU
"Gee, how he'd love lt I" Allx said
"I married Cherry for her money,'
Martin confessed.
"As a matter of fact," Cherry con
tradlctcd him, vivaciously, animate?
even by the thought of a change ant
? homo, "wo have never eren spoken
of lt before, have we, Hart?"
"I never heard of it before," he* ad
mitted, smiling, as he knocked the
ashes from his pipe. "But lt's pleasant
to know that Oherry will come In for
a nest-egg some dayl"
Presently the visitor boldly eng*
gested that she and Oherry should both
go home together for the wedding, and
Martin agreed good-naturedly.
"But, Mart, how'll you get along?"
his wife asked anxiously. She had
fumed sud fussed and puttered and,
toiled over the care of these four
rooms for so long that it seemed un
believable that her place might be
vacated even for a day.
"Oh, PU get along fine!" he an
swered indifferently. So, on the last
day of August, in the cream-colored
silk and the expensive hat again, yet
looking, Alix thought, strangely un
like the bride that had been Oherry,
she and her sister happily departed
for cooler regions. Martin took them
to tho train, kissed his sister-in-law
gally and then his wife affectionately.
"Bo a good little girl, Babe," he
said, "omi write mol" .
"Oh, I will-I will !" Cherry looked
after him smilingly from the car win
dow. "He reully ls un old douri" she
told Allx.
But when at the end of the long
day they reached tho valley, and when
her father came Innocently into the
garden and stood staring vaguely at
her for a moment-for her visit and
the day of Allx's return hud been kepi
n secret-her first act was to burst
Into tears. She clung to the fatherly
shoulders ns If she were a storm
beaten hird safely home again, and
although she Immediately laughed at
herself f.wd told the sympathetically
watching Peter and Allx that she
didn't know wnat was the matter with
her, it was only to Interrupt the words
with fresh tears.
Tears of joy, she told them, laugh
ing nt the moisture In her father's
eyes. She lind a special joyous word
for Hong; she laughed and teased
and questioned Anne, when Anne and
Justin came back from an afternoon
concert in the city, with an Interest
and enthusiasm most gru?lfylng to
After dinner she lind her old place
on the arm of her father's porch chair;
Allx, with Buck's smooth head In her
lap, sat on the porch step beside Pe
ter, and tho? lovers murmured from
the darkness of tho hammock under
th? shadow of the rose vine. It wa?
happy talk in the sweet evening cool
ness; everybody seemed harmonious
and in sympathy tonight.
"Bedtime I" said her father present
ly and she laughed in sheer pleasure.
"Daddy-that sounds so nice again I"
"But you do look fagged and pale,
little girl," he told her. "You're to
stay In bed in the morning."
"Oh, PH be down I" she assured him.
But abe did not come In the morning,
none the less. She was tired In soul
and bMy and glad to let them spoil
her again, glad to rest and sleep In
the heavenly pence and quiet of the
old home.
Late In the afternoon, rested, fresh,
and her old sweet self In tho white
ruflleB, she came down to Join them.
Tliey had settled themselves under
Late In the Afternoon She Came Down
to Join Them.
the redwoods. Anne and Justin, Peter
nnd Allx and Buck, the dog, nil jumped
up to greet her. Cherry very quietly
subsided into a wicker chair, listened
roi her than talked, moved ber lovely
eyes affectionately from one to an
Peter hardly moved lils eyes from
her, although he did not often ad
dress her directly; Justin was quite
obviously overcome by the unexpected
beauty of Amie's cousin; Anne her
self, with an undefined pnng, admit
ted In her soul that Cherry was pret
tlor than ever; and even Allx was af
fected. With the lovely background
of the forest, the shade of her thin
wide hat lightly shadowing her face,
with the dew of her long sleep and
recent bath enhancing the childish
purity of her skin, and with her bluo
eyes full of content, Cherry was a
picture of exquisite youth and grace
.nd charm.
The evening was .cooler, with sud
den wind nffd n promise of storm.
They grouped themselves about a fire
In the old way; Anne and Justin sit
ting close together on the settle, ns
Martin and Cherry had dono a year
.go. Cherry sat next her father, with
her hand linked in his; neither hand {
moved for a long, long time. Allx,
flitting un the floor, with her lean
cheeks painted by the fire, played
with the dog and rallied Peter about
aonie love affair, the details of which
made him laugh vexedly In spite of
himself. Cherry watched them, a lit
tle puttied at the familiarity of Peter,
beside this dre; had he been so en
tirely one of the family" a year agoT
She could almost envy him. feeling
herself removed by so long and
strange a twelvemonth.
"Be that as tt may, my dear," said
Allx, "the fact remains that you
taught this Fenton woman to drive
your car, didn't youT And you told
her that she was the best woman
driver you ever knew, a better driver
even than Miss Strickland; didn't
"I did not," Peter said, unmovedly
smoking and watching the fire.
"Why, Peter, you didi She said
you didi"
"Well, then, she said what Ia not
"She distinctly told me," Allx re
marked, "that dear Mr. Joyce had satd
that she was the best woman driver
he ever saw."
"Well, I may have said something
like that," Peter growled, flushing.
Allx laughed exultingly. "I tell you
I loathe her!" he added.
"Daddy, we have a lovely home !"
Cherry said softly, her eyes moving
from the shabby books and the shab
by rugs to Allx's plano shining in tho
gloom of the far corner. It was all
homelike and pleasant, and somehow
the atmosphere was newly inspiring
to her; she had felt thal the talk at
dinner, tho old eager controversy
about books und singers and politics
and science, was-well, HOI brilliant,
perhaps, hut worth while. She was
begi^nlr^ to think Peter extremely
clever and only Allx's quick tongue a
match for him, and to feel that her
iiituer knew every hook nod tmrt seen
every worthwhile play In the world.
Martin, whose deep dissatisfaction
with conditions at the "Emmy Young?
er Mine" Cherry well knew, had en
tered Into a correspondence some
mouths before relative to a position
at another mine that seemed better
to him, and Instead of coming down
for a day or two at the time of Anne's
wedding, as Cherry had hoped he
might, wrote her that the authorities
at the Red Creek plant had "Jumped
at him," and that hS was closing up
all his affairs at the "Emmy Younger"
and had arranged to ship all their
household effects direct to the, new
home. Martin told his wife generous
ly that he hoped she would stay with
her father until the move was accom
plished, and Cherry, with a clear con
science, established herself in her old
room. She wrote constantly te her
husband and often spoke apprecia
tively of Mart's kindness.
Anne's marriage took place In mtd-*
September. It was a much more fdr1"
mal and elaborate affair than Cherry's
bad been, because, as Anne explained,
"Frenny's people have been so gen
erous about giving him up, you know.
After all, he's the last of the Littles;
The Last of the Littles.
all the others nre Folsoms and Ran
dalls. And I want them to realize
that he is marrying n gentlewoman I'
Cherry and Allx went upstairs after
the ceremony, as Allx and Anne had
done a year ago, but there was deep
relief und amusement tn their mood
today, and lt was with real pleasure
In the closer Intimacy that the little
group gathered about the fire that
After tbnt, life went on serenely, and
lt was only occasionally that the girls
were reminded that Cherry was a
married woman with a husband ex
pecting Itcr shortly to return to him.
November passed, and Christmas
came, and there was some talk of Mar
lin's joining them for Christmas. But
he did not come; ho was extremely
busy nt the new mine and comfortable
in a village boarding house.
Squeeze tho Juico of two lemons
Into a bottlo containing throe ounces
of Orchard White, which any drug
store will supply for a few cents,
shako woll, and you have a quarter
pint of tho best freckle and tan lo
tion and complexion whitener.
Massage this sweetly fragrant
lemon lotion into tho face, neck,
arms and hands each day, and seo
how freckles and blemishes bleach
out, and hovy clear, soft and rosy
white tho skin becomes.-adv.
lt was" (a early March that Alix
spoke to her father about lt; spoke
tn her casual and vague fashion, but
gave him food for serious thought,
nevertheless. x
"Dad," said Allx suddenly at the
lunch table one day when Cherry hap
Pined to be shopping In the city,
**v/ere you and mother ever separated
when you were marriedY'
"No-" the doctor, remembering,
shook his head. "Your mother never
was happy away from lier homo I"
"Not even to visit her owu family?.
persisted Allx.
"Not ever." he answered. "We al
ways planned a I mg visit tn the Enst
-but slio never would go without me.
She went to your Uncle Vincent's
house In Palo Alto once, but sho came
home the next day-didn't feel com
fortable away from home I"
.'How long do you suppose Martin
will let us have Cherry?" Alir asked.
Her father looked quickly at her
and a troubled expression crossed his
"Thc circumstances seem to make-lt
wise to keep her here until he ls sure
that this new position ls the right
onol" he said.
"If I know anything about Martin,"
Allx said, "no position ls ever going
to be the right one for him. 1 mean,"
she added as her father gave her an
alarmed look. "I simply mean that he
is that sort of a man. And lt seems
to mc-(Hld the way he and Cherry
take their marriage I She doesn't
seem like other married women. And
the thing ls, will she ever want to go
back, if she Isn't-rather coerced?
Martin ls odd, you know ; he has a
kind of stolid, stupid pride. Ho wrote
her weeks ago and asked her to como,
and she wrote hack that If be would
find her a cottage, she would; she
couldn't go to his boarding house, she
hated hoarding ! Mnrtln answered
that he would, some day, and she said
to me, 'Oh, now he's cross I' Now,
mind you," Allx broko off vehemently,
"I'd change the entire Institution of
marriage, if lt was me! I'd end all
"Well, we won't go Into that !" her
father Interrupted her, hastily, for
Allx had aired these views before and
he was not In sympathy with them.
"Abd I guess you're right: the child
ls a woman now, with a woman's re
sponsibilities," he added. "And her
place ls with her husband. They'll
have to solve lifo together, to learn to
gether i'll speak to Cherry 1"
Allx, watching him;, walk away,
thought that she had never seen Dad
look old before She saw the shadow
on bis kind face all the rest of that
It was only the next morning when
no opened the question with Cherry.
It was a brilliant morning, with
spring already in the air. Cherry, on
tiii; porch steps, was reading a letter
from Martin. Her father-sat down be
side her. She had on ofto of her old
gjO$us and, bathed in '8'o?A sunlight,
lwtfetl? ?ighteer* again. '-TeSpftalr was
sweet and pungent and' damp and
fresh, the sky high and blue, and
across the granite face of Tamalpais
a last scarf of mist was flouting.
"Well, what has Martin to say?"
asked the doctor.
"Oh, he doesn't like lt much l" Cher
ry said, making a little face. "He de
scribes the village as perfectly hope
less. He's moved Into the little house
In E street, and gotten two stoves
"And when does he want his girl?"
her father pursued.
"He doesn't say," Cherry answered,
Innocently. "I think he ls really hap
pier to have me here, where he knows
I am well off!" she said. "I know I
am," she ended after a moment's
Her father was conscious of a pang;
he had not even formed the thought
In his own mind thut Cherry waa un
happy. The child, he told himself, had
a good husband, a homo nnd health,
and undeveloped resources wdthln
herself. It was puzzling and painful
to him to realize that there was need
ed something more-and that that
something was lacking. Ile felt a sud
den anger at Martin ; why wasn't Mar
tin managing this affair?
"Mart doesn't mention any time I"
he mused.
"Thanks to you I" Cherry said,
dimpling mischievously. "Ho wroto
quite firmly, just before Christmas,"
she added, "hut I tobi him that Dad
had been such an angel and liked so
much to have me here-" And Cher
ry's smile was full of childish triumph.
"My dear," her father said, spurred
to sudden courage by a realization
that the matter might easily become
serious, "you mustn't abuse his gen
erosity. Sujipo.se you write that
you'll Join bim-this ls March-sup
pose you say the first of April?"
Cherry flushed and looked down.
Her Hps trembled. There was a mo
ment of unhappy silence.
"Very well, Dud," she said In fl low
voice. A second later she had Jumped
to her feet and vanished In the house.
Her fattier roamed the woods In
wretched misgivings, coming in ?it
lunch time to lind her In her place,
sinlling, but traces of tears nbOUt her
lovely eyes.
Nothing more was said for a day or
two, and then Cherry read aloud to
tho family an affectionate letter In
which Martin said that everything
would be ready for her whenever she
came now.
(To be Continued)
Mexicali llandilo Kill American.
El.Paso, Aug. 22.- Bennett Boyd,
18 years old, of El Inso, was am
bushed and murdered by bandits In
Mexico on Aug. 18, according to mes
ingos recoived in El Paso by his
rather to-day.
Considered Complete Victory for tho4
"Irreconcilables"-It? Features.
Washington, Aug. 25.-The "Ir
reconcilable" group lu the United
States, original foes of the Versailles
treaty, have wou a complete victory.
Official announcements at the White
House that a separate peace with
Germany had been negotiated, con
ferences between President Harding
and Republican mombors of the Sen
ate Foreign' Relations Committee,
yielded the Information that at last
a substitute for the peace treaty ne
gotiated by President Wilson had
been ngroed upon between Germany
and tho United Stales.
Tho new treaty ls brief and ingen
iously worded. Gormany conceded
practically every point. Sbo gave tho
United States all tho rights which
wore given to other countries under
the Versailles treaty. Itt effect tho
new treaty does tho folowlng things:
1. lt establishes ponce betweon tho
United States and Germany as soon
as tho pact is ratified by the United
Stales Senate and thc German Reich
2. It grants to tho United Stales
all the rights which were given other
powers under the Versailles treaty.
:i. lt makes possible the negotia
tion in tho future of new commercial
.I. lt contemplates the resumption
of diplomatie relations as soon as the
rn ti lien Hons are exchanged.
.">. lt makes possible the issn un co
of tl peace proclamation terminating
all war legislation in which the
phrases "duration of the war" or
"until after pence shall have been
proclaimed" were used. These laws
have been a source of much discus
sion and legal dispute.
Tho "irreconcilables" are happy,
for they have brought to their ranks
not only a majority of the Senate,
hut the executive branch of the gov
ernment, including alike Secretary
Hughes, who originally favored tho
Versailles treaty willi reservations.
Senator Lodge, who drew up a sot
of reservations to tho Versailles
treaty, has agreed to tho abandon
ment of that document and ls now In
favor of Hie now peace treaty.
Sonator Knox, who wrote the peace
resolution of Congress, ls pleased be-j
cause the new treaty follows almost
exactly the purposes of that r?solu- i
Hon. The "Irreconcilables" set out j
to defeat tho League of Nations, to '
see to it that tho United States as
sumed no political obligations in any
treaty, to make a separate peace I
with-Germany, and to see that Amer-j
lea's economic rights growing out of
the European war wore safeguarded.
AU these points In tho program of
the "irreconcilables" have been ab-.
solutely won by them. The now trea
ty Ignores the League of Nations. It. I
does not involve the United States In
any assumption of political obliga
tions or responsibilities In European
affairs. It confirms tho Congressional
resolution declaring peace. It safe
guards American economic rights tn
all the territory given either through j
mandates or concessions to the vic- '
torious powers in the European war. j
lt affords tho basis for claims of
equal commercial opportunity in oil
regions and In other areas where :
valuable resources may bo found. j
The next time
you buy calomel
ask for
The purified and refined
calomel tablets that are
nausealess, safe and sure.
Medicinal virtues retain
ed and improved. Sold
only in sealed packages*
Price 35c.
Was Doubtful in the Promises,
, . I
Parson (meeting neighbor bring
ing home a load of hay on tho Sab
bath): "Jenkins, wouldn't lt be bet
ter If you attended services instead
of working this way?"
Jenkins: "Mr. Dawkins, I don't
know whotbor lt would bo best to
sit on the lond of hay and think of
religion or sit in tho church and
think of tho bay."
The first law school in tho United
States was established at Litchfield,
Conn., In 1784.
Amended Returns Supplemental to
Those Mudo In lf>18. "
Columbia, Aug. 26.-Speoial: The
oWce of Internal revenue service begs
to quote, for tho information of all
concerned, tho following, received
from tho Commissioner of Internal
Revenue, Washington, ?. C., in re
gard to contributions to Rod Croas
and other recognized war organiza
tions, deducted in returns of corpo
rations for the year 1918. Thia In
forihutlon ls of intorosl to taxpayers
throughout the State:
"Troasury Department. OMco of
Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
Washington, D. C.-In order to ob
viate tho necessity of (liing amended
returns on tho proscribed forms for
the year 11)18, corporations which,
prior lo tho issuance of Treasury De
cision 28 4 7, Hied their completed re
turns and erroneously claimed thore
In deductions on account of contri
butions to the Rod Cross and other
recognized war organizations, aro re
quired to Hie with tho collector of
Intornal revenue, within 30 da vs of
date of ibis decision, a supplemental
return in Ibo form of a statement,
nuder path, showing the amount of
such deductions claimed, the amount,
of not Income as reported and as cor
roded, and the amount of additional
(ax due. Payment of Ibo total amount
of additional (ax shown to he duo
by such supplemental return must
also he made within thirty days.
"In cases where this procedure is
followed formal amended returns will
not he required, and (In4 supplemen
tal returns referred lo. when receiv
ed hy this nillce through the collec
tor's olllce, will be Hied With the orig
inal returns.
"Where, in conned ion with any
return for the year 1918, an audit
of the books of the corporation bas
boen made by tho department and
tho amount of such contributions is
disclosed, the statement herein pro
vided for need not he muda.
"Failure by a corporation to lllo
a supplemental return as required
will subject, it to tho ponnllles pro
vided by Sec. 317?, I!. S. R. S."
Yours truly, W. W. Bradley,
Acting Collector.
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To Stop a Cough Quick
cough medicine which stops the cough by
healing the inflamed and irritated tissues.
SALVE for Chest Colds. Head Colds and
Croup is enclosed with every bottle of
should be rubbed on the chest and throat
of children suffering from a Cold or Croup.
Th? healing effect Cf HsyeT Heeling Honey'lu- .
side the throat combined with tho healing effect of
Grove's O-Pen-Trate Salve through the pores of
the akin soon stops a cough.
Both remedies are packed In one carton and tho
cest of tho combined treatment ls 33c.
Just auk your druggist for HAYES
Winning in 8oilt.1l Carolina-Dei line
front 2."S.7 to 18.1 In Ten Yours.
Washington, Aug.2<?.- Illiteracy
has shown a docreaso in South Caro
lina In tho last ten yours, tho census
bureau announced to-day. There were
220,6157 Illiterate persons In South
Carolina, ten years of ago and over,
in 1920. That is 18.1 por cont of the
total population, whilo in 1910 the
percentage was 25.7. Tho larger per
Cont of the illiterates were negroes,
they numbering 181,4 22, or 29.3 por
cont of tho negro population, com
pared with 38.7 per cent in 1010.
Illiteracy among the white popula
tion is only 6.6 per cent of the total
white population, having decreased
from 10.f> per cont in 1910. In the
315,069 children of school age, from
seven to thirteen years, 274,129, or
87.1 per cent, were attending school.
In 1910 tho percentage was 67.6. Of
the white children 9 3 poi cent were
attending school, compared with 78
per cent len years ago. Of the negro
children 82.3 per cont were attend
ing, compared with 60.4 por cent. In
Illiteracy in Hie various (diios was
shown to be as follows:
Charleston-9.2 per cent, com
pared with 15.3 per con! in 19 10.
Columbia- 11.4 per cent, com
pared with 17.4 per cent In 1910.
Greenville 9.."i per cont, compared
with 13.7 per cont In 1910.
Spartanhurg-9.6 per cent, com
pared with 1 r,.7 per cent in 1910.
Anderson-9.2 per cent, compared
with I I.S per cent in 1910.
(Kid has moro Imitations than any
other Fever Tonic on tho market
but no ono wants imitations.-adv.
Chicken-Fating Hogs.
(From Clemson Notes.)
Please advise about chickon-eating
hogs.-W. D. M., Walhalla.
Chicken-eating in hogs is ofton
caused by lack of having a balanced
ration for bogs. After thoy once ac
qulro tho habit it ls almost impossi
ble to break them. It is much botter
to provent this by feeding a propor
ration and hy.keeping a good mineral
mixture boforo thom.

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