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The Deep Sea Peril
Bu VICTOR ROUSSEAU (Copyright hr W. O. Chapm a n ) ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE HIS SWEETHEART, PAGET EN COUNTERS A NOISOME HORDE. Naval Lieutenant Donald Paget, just given command of o submarine, meets at Washington an old friend and distinguished though somewhat eccentric scientist, Captain Masterman. Masterman has just returned from an exploring expedition, bringing with him a member of the strange race, the existence of whose species, he asserts, menaces the human family. At the club, the "March Hares," Masterman ex plains his theory to Paget. The recital is interrupted by the arrival of a lifelong enemy of Masterman, Ira MacBeard, and the former Is seized with a fatal paralytic stroke. From Masterman's body Paget secures documents bearing upon the discovery and proceeds to the home of the scientist. Paget proceeds to sea on his submarine, the F55. and encounters a German cruiser. He sinks the enemy, which had destroyed the Beotia, on which Ida Kennedy, his fiancee, was a pas senger. *The girl escapes in a small boat. CHAPTER V. The Sea of Jelly. He sank like a stone. No glimpse of him could be had. No rescue was pos sible. Donald clung to the edge of the boat and scrambled in. He saw the amazed recognition flame out on Ida's face. He knew then that she loved him, and his impulse to seize her in his arms was almost ungovernable. But at the same instant, looking past her into the sea, he experienced the same illusion that had beset him within the house in Baltimore, and again outside It—that of a woman's misty form outlined upon the water! Donald jnf de a cup of his hands. "Davies, fling out a rope !" bawled. But the submarine was some dis tance away, and in a moment a wall of fog came down, blotting her out. Ida Kennedy watched Donald with approval. She had always liked him; shaken as she was now, his advent seemed the work of Providence. She had questioned her heart before she sailed, for she had known that her future was of her own choosing, whether it was to be spent with him or no. Donald continued to call loudly, but the F55 was drifting in the mist and quite invisible. It was in fear of this sudden happening that Donald had told Davies to make for Fair island If he could not get a rope to the boat. ifair island, less than six miles away, was the secret rendezvous where the oil-ship and biplane were to await the F55, the former to re plenish her fuel supply, the latter to accompany her back to the mother ship. Donald picked up a pair of oars from the bottom. He realized that he would have to pull toward Fair island alone as soon as he got an inkling of its direction, with the chance of being picked up by the submarine when the fog cleared. But it was approaching sundown, and the probabilities of their spending the night in the boat seemed strong. He sat with the oars In the row locks. As he allowed one to drift through the water he discovered, to his surprise, that it was apparently plunged into a mass of some jellylike substance. He dipped his hand into it and scooped some of it up. ; The water was apparently curdled, like thickened milk, and on both sides of the boat, which rolled in it heavily and high In the viscous medium. As he withdrew the oar Donald had the sensation of pulling it from be tween the clinging fingers of a child. He looked down. It occurred to him that he might have got the blade en tangled in some marine growth; but the water was clear, almost black, and of the same strange, jellylike consist ency everywhere. Then, to his amazement, he realized that the boat was moving ! f It was not like the pull of a tow line, which is a sequence of crescendo and diminuendo, of starts and jerks, the rope grows tight and slack al ternately. It was a constant Impulse. It was an Intelligent impulse. It was beginning to grow dark, and to row seemed useless until the fog dispersed. It was Impossible to gauge the direction. Besides, to pull against that force would have been arduous, and to pull with it might have led to unexpected difficulties. Dönald backed water in experiment. Instantly he felt the force Increase. It was an effortless, persistent push, stronger than his own powers, and Donald realized that he could not re he as sist it. Suddenly he felt a stinging sensa tion on the back of his hand. He pulled in the oar. Five small, red spots had sprung out on his wrist, and the flesh seemed to have been cupped. Donald clapped his other hand down It, and encountered something clammy and cool, which seemed to It was like the flipper of a on slip away, little seal, or, again, like the hand of a child or monkey. At the same instant Ida screamed. Donald saw that she seemed to be struggling with some invisible adver The boat was tipping danger sary. ously. Donald flung his weight over, and he heard the thud of a soft body against the bottom. The thing—whatever it was—was in the boat! Donald leaped forward and clasped Ida about the waist. She writhed in the clutch of the monster, and there look of Intense horror upon her She seemed to be lifted bodily Donald felt the was a face. toward the watet, slippery fingers of the invisible being elude his grasp. His hands moved up vnd down over a smooth, blubbery body. And then he knew what it was. It was such a creature as he had seen in the glass tank in Masterman's house, but larger and more powerful. He saw the rays deflected from the creature's body, dancing in prismatic colors upon the edge of its leathery hide. He saw it dimly, as one sees the full moon in the arms of the new. And, glaring into his eyes, were the two eyes, seemingly poised in the air, two pupils of the size of currants, and animated by a diabolical intelligence. The sun dipped down, and In an in stant the fog, only partly dispersed, closed in again. And as Donald watched, he saw the pupils slowly di late in the dim light until they be came as large as saucers. The stony glare between the unwinking lids, which fringed them like a shadow, the monstrous expansion of the pupils sent the blood through Donald's heart in Icy jets. Then, regaining courage, he dashed his fist into the monster's face, and the struggle began. He felt the im pact of his knuckles on flesh, and It gave him new heart. At least he was fighting a thing of flesh and blood, and not a demon. Ida lay swooning across the seat, where the monster had dropped her as it turned to face its new adversary. And in the rocking boat Donald fought for his own life and that of the girl he loved. For the first time he understood that Masterman's story was not the dream of a disordered brain, but the experi ence of one who had striven to warn a skeptical world. And afterward he understood why the boat had spup so dizzily long after the vortex created by the sinking of the Beotia had subsided. Even then the swarm of monsters must have dis covered their prey. Perhaps it was the plankton in the waler, the Jellylike infusion on which they fed, that had brought them there ; perhaps the presence of drowning men. Perhaps they had brought the plankton with them, equipped for some dreadful Journey. Donald trietFto lock his arms about the slimy thing, but he could get no firm grasp of it. And each touch of the flippers drew the blood to the sur face of his skin by snetion, bringing out rows of reddening spots that stung. He was fighting a devil fish with the intelligence of a man, armed with invisibility, creating overwhelm ing horror by its presence alone. He felt his strength failing him. He was dragged toward the edge of the rocking boat. He stumbled and fell. He felt him self held fast; he felt his ribs were compressed in a stinging vise. But as he fell his hand grasped one of the oars. Donald snatched it up and, with a last effort of desperation, freed himself for an instant. He raised the oar and sent the sharp edge of the blade crashing forward. He heard the sound as of a torn bal loon. The squirming flippers uncoiled. The boat tipped to the edge and right ed itself. A splash followed. Donald sank down.upon the seat. Then gradually a milky cloud began to diffuse itself upon the face of the waters, till it acquired the shape of a dwarflike body, supine upon the waves, with the short limbs, terminat ing in the webbed hands, budding at obtuse angles to the trunk. Donald sprang toward Ida, to shield her from the sight of it He knew that if she awoke and looked she would go mad. But she lay uncon scious across the seat and did not stir. The boat stopped. There was a con fused splashing in the water. The dead sea-beast was rent asunder under Donald's horrified eyes ; torn limb from limb by that abominable swarm. A mottled, pinkish ichor spread itself upon the face of the sea. _ Donald plunged in his oars and be gan to pull with all his might, driving the heavy boat through the water. The plankton gave place to clean ocean again. The sun had set, and it was growing dark ; with the fall of night a gentle wind came up that began to dis sipate the fog. Through the drifting mist wraiths appeared a jutting cape that reared itself toward the spangled clouds. Donald pulled for an hour. Then he fell forward over hi3 oars. He was incapable of another stroke, but he believed that he had left the sea devils behind. He cast his eyes along the horizon. There was no sign of the F55. He turned toward Ida. As he bent over her her eyes opened. She looked at him Intently and sighed. The horrors of that day seemed tem porarily to have benumbed her mind and robbed her of memory. And Don ald did what he had never dared to do before. He raised her in his arms and kissed hef. "I love you, dear," he said. "If we conte ont of this—as we shall—I want yon always. Will you have me, Ida?" She raised her Ups to his for answer. And in the happiness of that mo ment, which atoned for all .that they had endured. Donald perceived that the boat had begun to move again. The respite had been of brief duration. Incredibly pertinacious, and cruel beyond belief, the monsters had once more taken up the chase. But in the unhuman forms were minds as shrewd as his, organizing theta for one su preme purpose, the elemental one of food. They were swimming beside the boat. Donald could see the agitated churnings of the water. Were they pushing or pulling? Taking the oar in his hand, Donald went to the bow and drove it down Into the sea. But he struck only the jellylike medium in which the boat was traveling. • He went to the stern, stepping over the body of the girl, who had re lapsed into unconsciousness. This time, as he thrust, there was a scurry among the waves, and he felt the yielding, blubbery form, and the same sensation of a burst balloon. The boat stopped. Donald thrust out furiously, feeling always the contact with slip pery flesh. % The monsters were pushing the boat, not pulling it. And gradually there followed the same stupendous incarnation into vis ible being, the shadowy shape that grew and crystallized into the milky,. opalescent body. He heard the school precipitate themselves upon their prey, and saw it rent and dismem bered before his eyes. Through the increasing darkness their pupils glared as the monsters strove together. Donald went back to where Ida lay and placed her in the bottom of the boat, her head against a thwart. They were moving swiftly. Suddenly the boat began to tilt up ward at the bow. Donald heard the scraping of the flippers against the stern. Then, as if a heavy dog had scrambled in, the boat tipped high into the air and righted itself. Another of the monsters had gained entrance. Donald seized the oar and brought it down upon the beast's head. The oar splintered; he heard the cracking of bone, and a splash followed. The edge of the boat was dragged beneath the waves. It filled and over turned. Donald found himself strug gling to save Ida in the sea of jelly that sucked him down. Somehow he ; n : I W !/iP ■.it Hi -» *3 t H « Donald Grasped Ida in HI* Arms and Clambered on Deck, caught her and dragged himself to the keel. He shouted, and the brutes scur ried away, leaping and falling with re sounding splashes, like sharks at play. Donald felt Ida's arms seek his neck. She turned to him instinctively, not as her rescuer alone, but as her lover. He filled his lungs and shouted. To his amazement he heard an an swering shout. He strained his eyes through the darkness. Surely that was a human cry ! He shouted again, and the answer came once more; and there was no longer any doubt. The conning tower of the F55 came drifting out of the night. She ran awash, with hatches off, and Davies was standing on the deck among a group of sailors. Where are you?" he shouted. Here !" Donald cried. - Reverse engines, Davies! Coming aboard! The engines stopped and the sub marine grazed the sides of the over turned boat Donald grasped Ida in his arms and clambered to the deck. And Donald found himself shaking a man's hand as if he were his brother, instead of merely Sam Clouts, able sea man in the navy, trying to keep his hands from straying toward his mouth organ. , We were trying to make Fair island when we spotted you, sir," said Davies. "I thought we'd pick you up in the morning when the fog cleared. It's been hard work making anywhere. There's something the matter with the 41 sea« How, Davies?" We're only able to make a knot and a half, sir. It isn't the engines. At least there doesn't seem to be Any thing the matter with them. It's as if the sea's—well, turned to Jelly, or molasses, sir. Perhaps you noticed it I've never seen anything like it in my experience," continued the little middy, whose experience of the high seas was limited to a couple of short cruises on a training ship, and oue on a transport. Clap on the hatches and make full speed for Fair island," ordered Don ald. 1 4« The F55 Is Invaded by the weird monsters and Paget has a terrible struggle to save him self and Ida. It is described in the next installment. (TO BE CONTINUED.) Not the Right Kind. Safety first is no good," said Uncle Eben, "when a man dodges hl» share o' the risk an' pats It ap to some other feller. n SEVEN-NAMEDHERO Lafayette Only Nineteen When He Came to America. Congress Commissioned Him Major General and Washington Invited Him Into His Military Family. Marie Jean Paul Roche Y vet Gilbert Motier was born September 6, 1757. You know this seven-named hero bet ter by his title than by any of his sep tet names; he was the Marquis de La fayette. * While the birthday of Lafayette has not been generally celebrated in the United States, no 6th of September has been permitted to pass without some recognition of Lafayette's services. At the age of thirteen he inherited an immense fortune, and he was only sixteen when he married the grand daughter of the Duke de Noallles. De spite his aristocratic education and en vironment, he was from childhood an ardent lover of liberty. "Republican anecdotes always de lighted me," he wrote In his memoirs, "and when my new connections wished to obtain for me a place at court I did not hesitate displeasing them to pre serve my Independence. When he first heard of the Revolu tion in America he "espoused warmly the cause of liberty" and offered his services to Silas Deane, the American revolutionary agent in France. "When I presented to Mr. Deane my boyish face, for I was scarcely nine teen years of age, I spoke more of my ardor in the cause than of my experi ence," wrote Lafayette, "but I dwelt upon the effect my departure would cause in France. The credit of the Continental con gress was so low that Deane could not procure a vessel, so Lafayette bought and secretly freighted the ship Victory to carry himself and a dozen or so other officers across the Atlantic. Among Lafayette's companions was Baron Johann de Kalb, a native of Ba varia, who had long been in the serv ice of France. Against the wishes of his relatives and the orders of the French king Lafayette sailed for Amer ica. From the Victory he sent a mes sage to his girl-wife: From love to me become a good American; the welfare of America is closely bound up with the welfare of mankind." Lafayette and his party landed near Georgetown, S. C., in April, 1777, and then traveled by land to Philadelphia, where the congress commissioned the nineteen-year-old boy a major general, and Washington Invited him to become a member of his military family. The boy general joined the Conti nental army in August, 1777, and in the following month he fought at Brandy wine, where the Stars and Stripes were first carried into "battle. Lafayette fought as a volunteer, and was badly wounded. After several brilliant ex ploits he'returned to France in 1779 and was hailed as a hero. During the French revolution he was an ardent republican and dropped his title when he was made commander in chief of the National Guards. He was driven from his country by the ex tremists, and the Austrians flung him ihto a dungeon, where he was confined for five years. »♦ .. Boy Scout* on War Duty. Naval dispatches in Britain are very largely carried by Boy Scouts. Speak ing at a recent review Lieut Gen. Sir Robert Baden-Powell paid very high praise to the work done by these lads, who, without any officers watch ing them, but working simply under their own boy leaders, were doing their patriotic duty to their country. "Ev ery night wlthou* fail,'' he continued, "these boys have carried dispatches along that wild coast down to the ad miral at the base, and they do about six miles every night. I saw the one hundred and nineteenth message go down. It is wonderful how those boys face difficulty and danger simply be cause they are expected to and from a sense of duty and of 'playing the game.' And that is true of boys throughout the country. M Russian Prisoner's Escape. The record of escapes from war captivity has been claimed for a Rus sian prisoner who recently crossed the Dutch frontier in his twelfth attempt to escape. Three times he fled In the direction of Luxemburg, twice he made for Switzerland, on several occasions he took the road to Poland and again to Denmark, but In every case without This was the first time he success. had tried his luck In the direction of the Netherlands frontier, and after be ing two months and twenty days on the road success crowned his persever^ ance. Shrine Destroyer In Danger. Destroying a shrine nearly cost a woman her life at Kalma, Korea. It seems that a shrine located in her gar den was frequented by the Koreans in the neighborhood and a great many of them visited It every day. In do ing so, they trespassed on the garden Itself and did much damage, to the great annoyance of the owner. To put a stop to this, the lady destroyed the shrine, and this enraged the Koreans. They set fire to the house, and were about to kill the owner when a force of police dispersed them. Wedding Train Puller. Viola had been to see Aunt Mary's beautiful church wedding and was much interested in the duties of the little train bearer. The next day Vi ola was seen marching in the yard with an old lace curtain draped from her head, and little Jim was holding It up. ^ they were playing, Viola replied : "Oh, we is Just getting married. I'se the bride and he's the train puller. When she was asked what A Movie Fan. "You must make home so attractive that your husband will want to stay at home evenings. "How can I?" asked the married "Even if we had a young woman, moving picture machine, I couldn't make arrangements for ail the first run films." MISSISSIPPI Epitome of Interest ing Events That Are Transpiring Over the State j » j * j * Bay St. Louis.—Bay Chapter Red Cross shipped to New Orleans 59 sweaters and other knitted goods. • • • A • Meridian.—The board of supervis ors has' fixed the levy for the Oakland Heights school district at 6 mills. • • • • • Brookhaven.—The first real rain in this section for many weeks fell Wednesday and continued for the greater part of the day. .... a Jackson.—There was a large attend ance of high degree Masons at Jacksoi for the ceremonial meeting of Wahabi Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine 0 9 9 9 0 Columlbus.—"The Golden Goose" has been selected as the name for the tearoom recently established at the Mississippi Industrial Institute and College by students of that institution. • t Natchez.—A verdict of guilty as charged was returned by the jury in the trial of Rudolph Enterkin, charged with the murder of John Wurster, at Vidalia. 0 ■ » * * k * Jackson.—Three alien enemies have been arrested at Pascagoula, Moss Point and Canton, and placed in jail on orders from the U. S. district attorney's office here. Magnolia.—The revival meeting in the Baptist church has closed and Rev. W. A. McComb, D. D., who did the preaching, has returned to his home in Baton Rouge. Meridian.—A German giving his name as Otto J .Groech, aged 40, clad in ragged costume, was arrested in the railroad yards, alleged to have been acting suspiciously. Greenville.—Secretary R. L. Prit chard of the Greenville chamber cf commerce has retnrned from Texas, where he purchased live stock for a number of Washington county plant* ers. • • • • • . Columbus.—Fearing mob violence, W. F. Kilpatrifck, sheriff of Pickens county, Alabama, has rushed Ernest Spruill, a negro who was convicted at Carrollton on the charge of murder, out of the county. a » * * » • Yazoo City. 1 —The city tax rate was fixed for Yazoo City by the mayor and board of aldermen at a special session last week at a total of 20 mills. This is the same rate fixed for the last as sessment. ■ art« Jackson.—Arrangements for the viewing of at total eclipse of the sun, visible in parts of Missisippi June 8, 1918, are being made by Prof. G. L. Harrell, of the chair of astronomy at Millsaps college. Meridian.—The scarcity of sugar in the east was strikingly brought home here when a local retail grocer receiv ed a telegram from a man in New York inquiring if he had any sugar and to ship him 100 pounds by exprès» É • • ■ • Jackson.—The Galloway Memorial Methodist church, a $90,000 edifice, was dedicated here with Bishop Hen drix, of Kansas City, as cheif speaker Dr. Alfred F. Smith, of Saint Louis, a former pastor of the church, also spoke. The church is a memorial to the late Bishop Galloway. • e • e • Bay St. Louis.—Ther body of D. D. Posey of Standard, former Hancock county road commissioner, was found on the public road at Bayou Talla, near here. There were four bullet wounds in Posey's hack, indicating he had been shot from ambush. The dead man was 40 years old. • * * • d Clintonj—The Philomathean Liter ary society in Mississippi college, the oldest literary society in the state, having been organized in the fall oi 1850, has elected this year's anniver sary ticket as -follows: Anninversar ian, Luther P. Lane; first orator, A. B. Massey; second orator, A. B. Russell;' third orator, D. P. Dunn; herald, Ross Anderson; marshall, J. O. Gordon. 0 0 9 0 % Coldwater.—A novel method of rais ing funds for the Red Cross has been adopted here. A nutting party was or ganized, and women dropped their knit ting and went in automobiles to Cold water bottom at a point 13 miles west, to hunt scalybarks. Fifteen bushels were gathered and sold and the pro ceeds used to purchase wool from which to knit articles of comfort for the soldiers at the front. Nuts are abundant in the section visited by the party. • 9 0 0 • Columbus.—Students of the Missis sippi Industrial Institute and College presented the sparkling Scotch comedy, "Kitty Mackay. • • * * • McComb.—Pike county went "over the top" in the recent Y. M. C. A. drive, having given $3,007.99. The county's allotment was $2,000. J. of • 000 m Meridian.—OUie Matthews, aged 25, of f Hendersonville, cashier in a Greek restaurant, was shot and possibly fatal ly wounded while "pranking" with a pistol with Pete Robertson, railroad man, in the presence of a woman. • • • • • Magnolia.—The revival meeting in the Baptist church is growing in inter est and attendance at every service. Pastor R. H. Purser is being assisted by Dr. W. A. McComb of Baton Rouge. La. * » » > • Brookhaven.—The first day's drive for the Y. M. C. A. war fund in this city resulted In an oversubscription ol $600. 9 0 0 9 0 . - f \ I Pontotoc.—-Frank Stànlin, a negro. mm shot and almost instantly killed bj Will Jones, another negro. HARDING AFTER FRAUDS MANY COMPLAINTS AGAINST PIT» TY CROOKS WHO ARE FLEEC ING PEOPLE OUT OF FOOD. : Many Firma in Mississippi Face Pros ecutions at Early Date If They Per slat in Neglecting to Apply For Trading Licenses. 59 Vicksburg.—p. M. Harding, food ad mlnistrator for Mississippi, is receiving many complaints from different sec lions of the state about the activities of a gang of confidence operators. These crooks are alleged to be going from house to house representing them selves as authorized by the food ad ministrator and other departments of the government to collect or comman deer foodstuffs for the government or the army. The administrator wishes the people to know that no department of the government has nor will ever make such demands on householders, and that all such people are frauds and should be held and turned over to the proper officials for prosecution. The department at Washington will soon begin proceedings against lalfl firms and individuals who have not se cured trading licenses under Rule Twenty-Two within, promulgated by President Wilson Oct. 8. The applications for licenses should be mailed direct to license division of the United States food administration at Washington. The state of Mississippi is fortunate In having large wooded areas and the food administration is urging all the people to use wood this winter instead of coal. in as in at State Council Boosts Hogs. To increase Mississippi's hog pro duction at least 25 per cent during the coming year is one of the tasks the state council for defense has set out to accomplish, and plans with this end in view formed the outstanding fea ture of the meeting of the body held in Jackson. A state-wide campaign is to be waged to induce the farmers to spe cialize in hog production, and to raise the feedstuffs that will he necessary to sustain the hog crop next year. Active co-operation will be given by the federal extension forces, the A. & M. College, the community congress and all other agencies now active in the state. a Old Veterans Eat Turkey. The Confederate veterans, wive* and widows, who are inmates of the Jefferson Davis soldiers' home, enjoy ed an elaborate Thanksgiving dinner. Supt. Elnathan Tartt endeavored td make Thanksgiving dinner at the sol diers' home the best dinner served anywhere in the state of Mississippi. There are 285 inmates in the house now and every article of food on the bill of fare was served in large quan tities. Trustees Sell Prison Mules. The board of trustees of the peni tentiary have sold 47 mules and three horses from the Parchman convict farm at an average price of $80.71 per head, the 50 animals bringing $4,085.50. These old and worn-out mules will be replaced with young animals before next spring, a number of which have been raised on the state 'farms at Oak ley and Rankin. Children Get Hogs and Fowls. Bankers throughout Northern Mis sissippi are advancing the funds for the purchase of brood sows by boys, and chickens by girls, in an effort to increase meat production, according to Joseph Mette, poultry expert of the farm development bureau, who made a tour of Panola county. Nine banks have already undertaken the move there. Schools To Observe Anniversary. Every- school in Mississippi is asked by State Supt. Bond to hold centen nial exercises Dec. 10—the centennial of the admission of the state to the union—and in the event his sugges tions are carried out the children of Mississippi will know more ahoui their state history than they -ever knew before. « Water Works Available for Homes* Make Christmas on the farm a real holiday for the family this year by putting running water in the kitchen with a simple system of water works. This is the suggestion of Daniel Scoates, agricultural engineer of the Mississippi A. & M. college, who is putting on a second statewide water works week from Dec. 2 to 8. Home Guard Forming at Biloxi. Judge I. B. Lewis is organizing a company of Mississippi home guards at Biloxi, which was authorized by the state legislature to replace the state militia called into the service. The company will be composed of men younger and older than the draft age. R. J. Pittman of Brandon, Rankin county, who was one of the forty ex Confederates admitted to the Jeffer son Davis Soldiers' home at the dedi cation of the two new dormitories on Nov. 10, dropped dead at Beauvoir ol heart failure. Aberdeen.—The preliminary trial ol J. W. Knight, charged with the murder of Charles C. Fleming, resulted in tht defendant being discharged without bond. Knight shot and killed Flem ing at Gattleman last October, claim ing he did it in self-defense. New Health Officer for Harrieon. Dr. W. S. Leathers, executive offi cer of the state board of health, re ports that another county in the state has made arrangements to put on au all-time health officer, who will be paid a salary commensurate with the loss in private praotlee which he will be required to relinquish. This is th< county of Harrison, which has arrang ed to provide a salary of $5,000 fox this purpose, and Dr. D. -D. J. William# of Gulfport has been appointed. ■ # OLD SOLDIER WAS CONSTIPATED Says Black-Draught Cored Him o( His Troubles of 12 Years Standing. Scottville, N. C.—Mr. James Diele ■on, an old resident of this place, and Civil War Veteran, recently made the following statement: "I am 67 years old, and am an old soldier of the war of '61. I had constipation for 12 The doctors said I would years. never be any better, but now I can tell them better. I had taken dollars ■nd dollars' worth of blood tablets, but they got so they didn't do me much good. Then I got to taking yonr Black Draught, and I had not taken one full package until I found that it relieved the constipation. I took two or three packages, and it has cured me, and 1 praise It to all of my friends. Thousands of people in the past 70 years have found help for constipa tion in the use of Thedford's Black Draught. Many families keep Black-' Draught in the house all the time, aod use It at the least sign of constipation, indigestion, biliousness, or other liver troubles. Blaek-Draught is purely vegetable reliable and without bad after-effects. Good for young and old. Get a pack age from your druggist today, and take a dose tonight. You will feel bet ter tomorrow. Price 25c a package. Costs only one cent a dose.—Adv. Tommy's Unsatisfactory Supplies. Tommy was making determined but unsuccessful endeavors to light his pipe, and at about the ninth attempt an enemy shell came across, flinging him flat on the ground, and plowing up the earth in the immediate vicinity. 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