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FAIR PLAY. STE. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI.
UNDER THE SEA
By JULES VERNE
Jame B. Connolly
Jnles Verne vrmu
born at Nantes
February 8, 1838.
Though he had
Koae to Farla to
stndr (or the bar
he followed In the
footsteps of the
lesion rho have
found t!io Idle
taomenta of (Iie
law a pleasant oc
cnalon I or tho
nntlon. The opera
and the stage at
tracted hint, but
It raa not long
before he discov
ered a field rrlilch
he made tils own.
that of Imaginary
voyages to any
to which his whimsy might direct him.
(or which, however, he had prepared
time table and made all sorts of sci
entific preparation In the most minute
way. Such Imaginary trips have been
made by writers from Homer's daya to
those of II: a. Wells, and the guides
bave Included auch personages aa VI r
fcll, -Dante, Cyrano de Bergerac, Dean
Swift and Daniel Defoe. Dnt none have
been more matter of fact or more
brilliant In carrying off the matter, and
the marvels of science la the present
war have brought Jnles Verne and his
delightful day dreams to the minds of
Perhaps the most famous trips were
those to the "Center of the Earth,"
"Prom the Earth to the Moon," "Twen
ty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea,"
find "Around the World In Eighty
Days." All the languages of the world
know the tnlea, and most theaters
know the last named, as well us "Mi
He died at Amiens, where his borne
bas long been pointed out. March 24
TWAS leaning forward on the star
board bulwark, my servant Con
" sell beside1 me, when the voice of
Ned Land, the big harpooner, broke
the silence. "Look! There Is the
thing we are looking for I" he cried.
We all saw the sea monster, or
-whntevor It wns. which we had 1ecn
limiting for months. It made ( oft as
-we charged, we gave chase. Through
out all that night and next day we
pursued. We stopped. It stopped.
Once It allowed us to creep close to
It; and as we crept It rammed us.
Tho nhnplr nt mlltstnn threw mo Into
the sea. I would have drowned but for
my faithful Consell. He supported me
to the hard metallic back of the mon-
v ster. Here we were Joined by Ned
Land. As we were resting there, eight
masked men came through a hatch
.and drew us down Into the bowels of
what we now saw was not a monster,
1)Ut a strange kind of sea craft. Thus
began the strange voyage with that
remarkable character who called hlin
self Captain Nemo, and In that strange
wonderful ship which be called the
The Nautilus was a cigar-shaped
steel ship of 232 feet Jn length, 26 feet
beam and 1,500 tons dead weight.
There were two hulls, one Inside the
other joined by T-shaped Irons, which
rendered them of almost uncrushable
strength. She was driven by electric
engines of tremendous power. Tanks
which could be filled or emptied at
will enabled her to cruise on the sur
face or under the water as she pleased
She was fitted with all kinds of
working and lounging quarters. In a
library were books on the sciences,
morals, literature of almost every lan
guage. There was a drawing room
-with a luminous celling which served
also as a museum, and Into which an
Intelligent hand had gathered submn-
rlne treasures of the world : the rarest
shells, pearls of all colors and beyond
price, every variety of undersea vege
tation; also paintings of the mnsters,
Admirable statues In marble and
bronze, a great organ piano.
From the Inside of her a staircase
v led to a platform or deck from which
rose two cages, partly enclosed by
, tlilck glosses. One cage was for the
lielmsman, tho other contained nn elec
tric searchlight to light the course
of the ship In dark waters. On this
platform also was a place wherein was
stored a long-boat.
Captain Nemo was tall and robustly
liullt, with pole skin, lofty brow, nnd
the fine taper hands of a highly nerv
ous temperament. He spoke French.
'English, German, Latin, all equally
well. He may have been thirty-live,
lie may have been fifty years old.
It wos on November 0, 1800, with
the coast of Japan In view, that this
strange captain told us wo were pris
oners for him to do with as he pleased.
"And now," he added, "our course Is
H, N. B. and our cruising depth 20
fathoms. I leave you to the resources
of these quarters nnd your own re
flections." We remained mute, not knowing
what surprise awaited us. Suddenly a
dazzling light broke In on us. We saw
that only gloss panels separated us from
a sea which was Illuminated far to
either side by tho powerful electric
gleams from the shtp. What a spec
tacle I An army of undersea creatures
escorted us. They were various nnd
beautiful In the clear water, many
known, but hundreds unknown to us.
We heard and saw nothing of the
captain for several days; then cam
a note Inviting us to a hunt on th
bottom of the sen. We donned dlvln
lults, then fastened on n sort of knnj
sack which furnished us not only wit
air to breathe, but with the light t
see our way. Wo carried air-gun
which fired Tlass bullets heavily charj
ed with electricity, which had only t
touch the most powerful animal to kt
him. A connecting compartment fllle
with water let us Into tho sea. Am
thus equipped, wading on the botton
of tho clear ocean, we killed our garni
with ease and without danger.
That hunt was but the first of thi
wonders of tho cruise. Onward wi
rushed, sometimes on the surface
sometimes under the sea. There vai
our fight with the Immense devll-flsi
which once In a huge school enmeshed
tho Nautilus. There was tho visit ti
a wonderful pearl fishery, where Cop
tain Nemo showed us a mollusc with
In whoso Jaws was a pearl welghln)
perhaps 600 pounds. Some day hi
would return nnd pluck that treasure
but not yet every year was adding t
Its value. Wo visited the skeletons a
long-sunken ships, the corpses of thi
drowned crew still clinging to the hulli
of some. Wo hunted In the Papuai
Islands where tho Nautilus was nt
tacked by the native savages. An eleo
trie current turned them back shocke
and howling ore they could cllmt
When one of the crew died Captnln
Nemo had him burled In a coral glade
In the South Pacific, where was a
cross of red coral that looked like
petrified blood. It was a wonderful,
solemn sight to see tho pall-bearers
with the dead body on their shoulders,
and all treading so reverentlnlly th
way from the ship to the coral ceme
tery, where at the foot of the crost
the body was Interred and covered up
All knelt In prayer. Captain Nemo
was the last to leave.
"Tour dead sleep quietly out of th
reach of sharks," I said when we wert
back on the Nautilus.
"Of sharks and men," he replied.
We voyaged under colossal Icebergs
to the South Pole and all but perished
there, escaping from an Icy tomb onlj
as our last breath of storage air waa
exhausted. Wonderful was our passage
from the Red sea into the Mediter
ranean by means of a subterranean
tunnel under the Isthmus. (This waa
before the digging of the Suez canal.)
There we witnessed the transfer of a
million dollars' worth of gold Ingots
from the Nuutllus to the vessel of a
Whence came this store of goldl
Later we learned.
In Vigo bay, on the Spanish coast,
the Nautilus came to rest on bottom.
Here In 1702 a fleet of Spanish gal
leons were sunk, and here from this
sunken treasure more than a century
aqd a half later this ruler of the
underseas came and helped hlmsoll
whenever It pleased hlra. "Five nun
dred inllllons were there," said Cap
tain Nemo, "but not now. Do you
see now how with these nnd the other
treasures of my domain I could pay
the national debt of France and not
We had now been six months aboard
the Nautilus. For me, the scientist, It
was a voyage of ceaseless Interest;
but not so for Consell and Ned Land,
At their request I pleaded with Cap
tain Nemo for our liberty.
"Ton came to my ship without In
vitation. You will now remain here."
was his grim answer.
We had left tho southern hemi
sphere and were In the waters of!
France nnd the British Islands when
we were pursued by an armed war
ship. Flying no colors, she attacked
at once. Her cannon shot rebounded
from our iron hull.
Captain Nemo, pointing to her, said :
"I am the oppressed, and there Is my
oppressor. Through hln) I have lost
country, wife, children, father and
mother. Why should I withhold my
He called out his orders. The Nau
tilus sank below the sea. We felt her
rushing forward, felt the shock of her
steel ram piercing the hull of the en
emy. Through the glass panels we
saw her doomed crew crowding the
ratlines, clinging to the rails, strug
gling In the sea. The Nautilus passed
saw captain Nemo go to his room
and kneel before the portrait of a
woman and two little children. "How
long, O Lord, how long I" he cried out
We steamed north,- to that part ol
the Norwegian coast where lies thai
dreaded maelstrom which draws Into
Itself all floating things. The Nautilus
was It an accident? was drawn In
to the whirlpool. Around nnd around
she whirled. Even her steel hull fell
the strain; we could hear bolts being
pulled out from her girders. The
long-boat was torn from Its place on
deck and hurled like a stone Into the
whirlpool. I lost consciousness.
When I came to myself, I was In n
Loffoden fisherman's hut, and Consell
and Ned Land were chafing my hands.
So ended our voyago of 20,000
leagues under the sen. What became
of Captain Nemo and his strange
crnft I do not know. I hope his power
ful ship conquered the maelstrom,
even as I hope, If ho lived, that his
philosophy and powerful will finally
conquered his desire for vengeance.
Copyright, 1919, by Post Publishing1 Co.
(Tho Boston Post). All rights reserved.
Worth the Price of Admission. I
"Although n frequent patron of the
movies, I'm afraid Mr. Jlbway Is not
what you would call a motion picture
"When I asked him what he got out
of tho movies that gavo him the great
est enjoyment he said, "A nap I" Din
The Thanksgiving. (
By Eugene C. Dolton.
Work of the harvest ended,
Now, as tho year grows old.
Full aa the bins can hold.
Peace and plenty surround us
Each has a bounteous share;
Thanks to tho fertile farmlands.
Thanks to the sturdy toller.
Answering duty's call;
Thanks to the gracious Giver,
Infinite Lord of alL
Brothers, once more united.
Brothers from far away,
Each of us yet remembers
This our Thanksgiving Dayl
((E), 110, Weitern Newspaper Union.)
WITH THE DAY'S WORK DONE
Thanksgiving Day May Be Likened to
the Beginning of a Long and
As each Thanksgiving day ap
proaches It becomes more and more
apparent to those who are In the habit
of meditating upon alTatrs In general
that the spirit of tho occasion Is one
to Inspire Individual sensation, nnd
that expression of that sensation falls
short of the mark.
There Is In the Thanksgiving season
a sort of benign pause to the energies
of the, year, a subconsciousness of
filled granaries and of hoy pocked in
the barn loft, the cattle crunching In
the stalls, and the drapery of the trees
laid by for the approaching winter. It
Is the twilight of the year; the chores
aro done and the men folks come
stamping at the doorstep. The dinner
Is steaming on the table and soon, the
food eaten, we will settle down for the
It has been a big day. The men folks
have finished a mighty harvest In Eu
rope and como home. We give thanks
for those that come home because they
are the living symbols of the nation's
courage; and for those that will not
come again save In the spirit, for they
have been transfigured In the Home of
the grent conflict.
And there will be our thanks for the
stout hearts of American mothers who
bore In silence and fortitude tho bur
dens of their ngonies; for these are the
symbols of the nation's devotion to
HIS THANKSGIVING WISH
Boy Jenny, I'd like to Oe round
dead wld dat whole turkey In me
stummlck an' dat bill o' fure for a
When brimming barns reward the work-
When fuel-piles and bins bring Indoor
When life and health have clung to those
The normal human heart will look above
And thank a blessed Source for what He
In basket, store and Intercourse with
When through another year our nation's
Has triumphed though the war-waves
When In our lives still live the patriot
To fan the which each loyal heart aspires
When we all unashamed can face the
And Stars and Stripes unblemished are
Then and then always shall we deem It
To send aloft a prayer as Incense sweet
For grateful hearts to feel and tongues
Feelings and words that fit Thanksgiving
Sing onl God's goodness never can be
(he good die young," for good cannot
m the Scrooge-like soul with accents
s our theme and grimly sneers
ttkland Glllllan In Farm Life.
, if kept count of our blessings.
Jjt 40n W I a Tbauk&glvlug
HAS BEEN CHANGE
Oldtimer Talks of Past Thanks
Thinks Religious Character of Cele
bration Not So Generally Dwelt On
as It Wat Grandma' Plea.
"Thanksgiving weather may be the
amu os It always has been," said the
grny-lialred, young-looking man. "My
own recollection Is that I used to go
skating almost every year on that day,
but the weather bureau Insists that
the climate has not changed and I
don't dispute the point.
'Hut one thing I'm sure of Thanks
giving day is not generally eclebrnted
now as It used to be when I was a
boy. For one thing, I don't bellevo
many people have family prayers on
that dny, or any other, for that mat
ter, but 50 years ago It was a very
irreligious fnmlly indeed who did not
Like Grandma Used to Make.
hold a special Thanksgiving service of
"Thanksgiving meals were things to
remember. Those were the 'good old
days when doughnuts were made as
big as bricks, and 'twas not thought
necessary to eat ns many as six, but
the daughmit came between meals,
and on Thanksgiving day they were
not greatly In demand.
"For breakfast we always hod
chicken with many 'fixlns' and pan
cakes and sweet cider for dessert. It
was a meal for all day, but not long
after noon we all gathered for the
feast, and it was a small family that
did not muster nt least twenty strong.
Wo nil went home to grandpa's, the
last one of us. Commonly every living
member of four generations would be
together for that day, no mntter how
scattered their homes might be.
"After dinner there'd be enough out
door sport to raise an appetite for six
o'clock supper, and nfter supper In
door games among the young people
till bedtime, but even the oldest were
dragged Into the games until they were
"There mny be families that keep
up the old customs even yet, but I
wouldn't know where to look for them,
Even if I did, I don't suppose I'd be
able to get any of the mince nnd pump
kin pies. And If I should get any of
them they wouldn't be such ns grand
ma used to make."
THANKSGIVING AT ITS BEST
City Boys and Girls Don't Make as
Much of the Day as Do Their
The Joys of Thnnksglvlng are not
partaken In the fullness thereof by
many city boys nnd girls. They slnr
ply know that it Is n holiday, when
the pleasures and trials of school life
nre temporarily laid aside, when
churches are open for those who want
to return devout thnnks for the manl
fold blessings with which they may
linve been showered, nnd when the
larder fairly groans with uncommon
It Is In tho country thnt the manifold
blessings of Thanksgiving day reach
their full fruition. It Is not a mere
episode there, as It Is In the city, but
nn event that Is nnxlously looked for
ward to for weeks before It dawns. In
Its celebration It differs from the ways
of tho city as widely as does dny from
night. In the thickly populated towns
the religious aspect of tho holiday has
been lost sight of to a great extent,
nnd In Its place there bus grown up the
habit of feasting and making merry,
it Is n time for family gntherlngs, for
halls, for football, for theatricals and
tho thousand and one pleasures city
life Is beset with.
Count Your Blessings.
Tho Inst Thursday In November will
not mean much to you, unless you hove
got In the way of countlug up your
I Will Rheumatism Again
Bind You Hand and Footr
ti vou had Rheumatism last year
and treated only the pains of the
disease by rubbing with liniments
and lotions, you can be sure that
soon again you will be in the shack
les of this relentless foe. You may
nt some slight temporary relief
from the pains of the disease by
the use of these local remedies, but
Rheumatism is too real and relent
less a disease to be rubbed away.
So many oases of Rheumatism
eoe from a tin? germ ia the
The Flttlno Way.
"How do the Irish meet the 'blnck-
und-tnns'?" "I guess It Is with dogged
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"How did Archie happen to lose out
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"And Archie persisted In paying her
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A Summer Girl.
"I seem to have known you before."
"Possibly we were engaged last
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EMPEROR FRIEND OF LOWLY
Napoleon III Declared to Have Had
Genuine Regard for the Humbler
of His Subjects.
The friendly feeling of Napoleon III
for the tollers Is dwelt upon by Agnes
Carey In her "An Empress In "Exile,"
In the Century magazine, and she
gives as her authority Empress Eu
genie, wife of the Inst of the em
perors. "Whatever his fallings to
ward her had been," the author says,
"she professed a warm admiration of
his love of hard work, his pluck and
his great kindness of heart and
thoughtfulness for every one. The
emperor genuinely loved the poor and
humble among his subjects, with no
thought of policy. He was too good
and generous for his people's under
standing. Had he been tyrannical
and made use of them nnd trampled
them down like some other sovereigns,
they would have behaved better to
ward him, she (Eugenie) sold.
"Napoleon wns a dreamer and
spent much of his time to the serious
thinking out of schemes for the bene
fit of his people, and all mankind.
His life's ambition was to better their
lot. He had great magnetism, espe
cially with the working classes. The
empress charmed every stranger, but
the emperor was really more personal
ly and deeply loved by his entourage
than was his consort."
Dyeing his hair will not lengthen a
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Doctors havo found by erporleaee
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An upset stomnch mny cause lots
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cnuse of the misery, because it takes
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box costs only a trifle with druggist's
GOT REPORT THAT COUNTED
Coffee Dealer a Little Too Enthusiasm
tic in His Praise of Goods He
"Have you any of Blank & Co.'a
coffee?" the stranger asked.
"Plenty of It, sir! How muck would
you like?" the dealer responded brisk
ly. "Do your customers generally like
this coffee I would want only some
thing renlly good," the customer ob
"Never bnd a more popular brand--It
Is fine use It regularly on my own
table," the dealer assured hlra.
"Well, I nm glad to hear you speal
so well of It now. You wrote me a
while back that the goods were so un
satisfactory that you would havo t
return them unless you were given
further special discount. I'm Blank,
you know. Good dny !"
Heaps of People There.
A little boy who visited a large city
for the hVst time, was amazed nt the
number of people nn the streets.
When he returned home to the coun
try his mother asked him what he
thought of tho great city.
"Oh," snid he, "there were heaps of
people there I I think there must have
been a fair on I"
Some men get Into office with little
opposition nnd get out with none at