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The Deep Sea Peril
(Copyright hr W. O. Chapm a n )
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.
The Sea of Jelly.
He sank like a stone. No glimpse of
him could be had. No rescue was pos
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 !"
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
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
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
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
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
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
toward the watet,
slippery fingers of the invisible being
elude his grasp. His hands moved up
vnd down over a smooth, blubbery
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
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
He raised her in his arms and kissed
"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
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
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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
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.
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
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

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.
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
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
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.
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
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^
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."
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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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*
• • • • •
. 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.
» * * » •
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
■ 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.
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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
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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.
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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.
* » » > •
Brookhaven.—The first day's drive
for the Y. M. C. A. war fund in this
city resulted In an oversubscription ol
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Pontotoc.—-Frank Stànlin, a negro.
mm shot and almost instantly killed bj
Will Jones, another negro.
Many Firma in Mississippi Face Pros
ecutions at Early Date If They Per
slat in Neglecting to Apply For
Trading Licenses.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
■ #
Says Black-Draught Cored Him o(
His Troubles of 12 Years
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
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
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
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.
After he had recovered somewhat he
made" one more endeavor, remarking
aggrievedly, "What with these Frencö
matches and this 'ere bloomin' Belgian
tobacco, my life very soon won't be
worth living.
» *
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
Take Grove's
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteles)
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen
eral Tonic because it contains the well
known tonic properties of QUININE and
IRON. It acts (Mi the Liver, Drives out
Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds
np the Whole System. 60 cents
Precise Figuring.
So you get a dollar a year for work
ing for the nation.
To be financially exact," replied Mr.
Dustin Stax. "I don't get a whole dol
lar. I have to pay a little bit back as
Income tax."
on the first of the month by taking
now a bottle of Mansfield Cough Bal
sam for that hacking, hollow cough.
Price 25c and 50c.—Adv.
New Fire Alarm Box.
Breaking the glass in a new fire
alarm box intended for hotel or office
building rooms permits the alarm to
be sounded and frees a fire escape
rope and harness.
Tk* Ovinia« Th«t Dm Not Effect Head
Became of its tool« and laxatlTe effect. Laxativ*
Bromo Quinta« can be taken by anyone without
causing nervousness ox ringing la the head. There
la only on« "Brono Quinine." B. Vf. G BOVS»
Signatar« U on box. 90e.
Their Species.
"Some men merely vegetate."
W I suppose they are the kind classed
as beats.
Spartan Women Suffered Untold Tortured
but who wants to be a Spartan? Take
"Femenina" for all female disorders.
Price 50c and $1.00.—Adv.
A man doing sedentary work re
quires three ounce» of fat daily in
some form.
Had To Give Up
Was Almost Frantic With the Pain
and Suffering of Kidney Com
plaint Doan's Made Her Well.
Mrs. Lydia Shuster, 1838 Margaret
St., Frankford, Pa., says: "A cold start
ed my kidney- trouble. My back began
to ache and got sore and lame. My
joints and ankles became swollen and
painful and it felt as if -j—v
needles were sticking in
to them. I finally had
to give up and went
from had to worse.
My kidneys didn't
act nght and the secre
tions were scanty and
distressing. I had aw
ful dizzy spells when ev- _
etything before me turn
ed black; one time I «**• Sksitir
couldn't Bee for twenty minutes. Aw
ful pains in my head set me almost
frantic and I was so nervous, I couldn't
stand the least noise. How I suffered!
Often I didn't care whether I lived or
I couldn't sleep on account of the
back and head.

terrible pains in
Nothing seemed to do me & bit of good
until I began taking Doan's Kidney
.Pille. I could soon see they were help
ing me; the backache stopped* my kid
neys were regulated and I no longer
had any dizzy spells or rheumatic pains.
I still take Doan '* occasionally and
they keep my kidneys in good health.
"8worn to before me.
F. W. CASSIDY, JR., Notary Public.
Gel Doan's el Any Stare, 60 c a Boar
• •
Fit youiMif correctly. New scientific self-testUiK
method. Genuin* liK. Gold Filled Frmw; ttnest
quality Crown GIcum lenses for startling price of
$1.75, Sworn affidartt as to quality. Same glass
optical Souses at $5.00 to $6.00. Send
or particulars and self-testtns system.
; srtenat ecu box iao, atum*. aj
Hog Choiera eut be easily prevented. If inter
ested writ« tot full Information mailed FREE.
382 fewQrieass KsL BaskftUg., Sew Orissas. U
W. N. U., MEMPHIS, NO. 48-1»17.

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