The Daily Transcript (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 4, No. 65, Ed. 1 Wednesday, August 30, 1916 Page: 2 of 4
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NORMAN DAILY TRANSCRIPT
F. A.R. WYLIE
TUC NATIVI IOHN,
DIVIDING WAT k
The red mirage blinds Far-
quhar's eyes when he sacrifices
himself to protect his father's
memory, and to protect the girl
he loves. Nameless in the For-
eign Legion, going through
worse than death at the hands
of those who should have been
his friends, the mirage still
blinds him, and when the mi-
rage dissolves in the love and
sympathy of a real woman, it
seems too late. But you must
read the story to know how
completely a "perfectly good"
woman may ruin the life of an
impulsive, chivalrous man, and
how a sympathetic, loving one
may help him to life and hope
"And so you have reully made up
your mind. Richard?"
"With your consent, mother."
Mrs. Farquhar sighed nnd tapped an
impatient tattoo on the fender with her
small, well-shod foot.
"My share In the matter has not the
slightest importance. You might haye
spared me the farce."
"It's not a farce; as it happens. I
want your consent. It's true—I'll
marry without it—but It will make all
the difference to my happiness." He
put his head a little to one side and
looked at her whimsically. "Really,
mother, you are the last person to
blame me for falling In love. It was
you who taught me to adore the sex."
She made no answer. Rut she
glanced up at the tall Venetian mirror
and her mouth relaxed. She undoubt-
edly possessed a charm which made It
seem scarcely credible that the man
beside her was her sou. She was small
but beautifully made. She possessed
the nameless quality which excuses
everything and has sent men in all
ages from crime to great place and
'from gieal place to the gallows. Rich-
ard Farquhar bore her uo resemblance,
though it was conceivable that without
the wig and the coating of powder she
might have revealed a certain similar-
ity of coloring. Ills face and broad-
shouldered, narrow-hipped figure re-
Tealed race, also vigor and headstrong
temperament, which a peculiar light in
the eyes accentuated. At the moment
his expression was gay, but It veiled
excitement and something obstinately
"You are a vain old woman!" he
said lightly. "I believe you expected
me to he dancing at your aprou strings
in blind adoration all my life."
"I did nothing of the sort. I wanted
you to marry—but not Sylvia Omney."
He looked at her in unconcealed sur-
prise. Possibly her tone was new to
blm. It was sharp and Irritable; It re-
vealed her suddenly as an old woir^w
"I think I must be rather jig* tuy
father," he said thought^iiyv '.j don't
remember him, and I t,aVe never seen
anything of his save nil old letter to
•vo ". Hfle it Is." From hts hivnst
^Ocket he took out nn old letfef cov-
ered with yellow, faded wfUiWg and
nnfolded It. "It gives me a queer
feeling, too, when I read It," he went
on slowly. "I might have written it
myself—to the woman I loved. H*
must have loved you madly, motto# if
One feels in every line that you V*«f¥e
a religion to him—that he would have
sold himself, body and soul—"
"Don't!" she interrupted sharply, an-
grljy. Then she gave a shrill, unsteady
"My poor Richard! Yes. you are like
him—very like him. Rut If It's the
wrong woman—what then?"
"Of course, It must not be the wrong
woman," he said slowly. "But my fa-
ther chose rightly, as I know I have
chosen. I bare chosen a woman after
his own heart—Sylvia Is like you,
"Sylvia is like me?" She lifted her
faded, still beautiful eyes to his face.
"Yes, I suppose she is—what men call
a womanly woman. God help men
from what they call womanly women.
Well"—she turned away with a care-
less. almost contemptuous movement
of the shoulders—"I can't save you.
Take my blessing, Richard. That's
what you want, Isn't it?"
"Thank you. I may bring Sylvis 10
"Of course. Sylvia nnd I get /m very
well. Has anything been heard of the
"I don't think so. Hut I shall hear
"Cut his throat probably." 8h<
glanced back at him with a curious lit-
tle smile on her colorless face. "All the
same. Sylvia Is lucky. I am rather
proud of you myself, Richard. You
are the only man I know who dresses
In perfect taste without looking a vul
gar noodle. Good night."
She kissed him hurriedly as he held
the door open for her, and for an In
stant she looked up into his face with
a curious half-tender, half-whimsical
grimace. Then she was gone.
An hour later Richard Farquhar en-
tered the Omneys' drawing room. He
found his host by the fireside, a some-
what lone tlgure with the white, thin
face of a man never wholly at rest.
He greeted Farquhar eagerly and
nervously. We—I expected you be-
"I have been kept at Aldershot,"
Farquhar answered. "I came my tlrst
free evening. I can't tell you how
keen I have been to see you both
again—and to hear your news."
The elder man seemed to shrink to-
gether. He glanced nervously over his
shoulder, and his face was gray and
"There Is no news, Farquhar. We
traced him to Marseilles, and then fol-
lowed a wrong scent over to Oran and
farther south. It all caine to nothing—
the wrong fellow all the time. It
broke me up. I've lost hope—all hope,
"He will come back," the other sug-
"No, no; he was reckless and obsti-
nate and—a bit of a coward. He
couldn't face the disgrace—he left that
to us—and he couldn't face me. I dare
say I was harsh—but I swear I didn't
deserve this. And now 1 have to lie
and pretend and play this confounded
comedy. People—the few who believe
—will tell you that my son Is sheep
farming in Australia. Farquhar, what
In heaven's name possesses a man to
want children? Mine have been a
"You have your daughter," was the
The banker glanced at the man be-
side him. The thin, bronzed face was
slightly flushed, and there was a fire
In the passionate eyes which seemed to
cause the observer a new emotion. He
turned away, his thin features twisted
into a wry smile.
"Yes—I have Sylvia—naturally she
Is a great comfort. Rut she Is young—
you must always remember that, and
one must Judge youth by other stand-
ards. We must not expect too much."
'One might expect everything of
Sylvia," Farquhar responded gravely.
Again the swift, anxious glance
swept over his face.
'Ah, yes, you are young yourself.
Well, I suppose you want to see her;
I won't detain you. You will find her
• r lips In an
r her breath
kerchief had flown to
Instinctive effort at co
"Oh," she said und
"You! Oh, Richard!"
He strode across the room to her
side. He seized her hands and kissed
them In a stormy outbreak of passion
which seemed terrify her. She
shrank from him, vainly trying to freu
"Oh, Richard—don't—you must be
more careful—we are not alone—there
He laughed up at her. ills eyes were
alight. The subdued flicker of reck- i
lessness, never wholly absent, biased
up in defiance of her white timidity '
"I know there are people—hundreds |
of them somewhere down In that dv.il
old world which we've left miles Im>-
neath. Yes, I dare say, I am a little
mad. I feel it—I'm -rind of it. It's
good to bo mad like this—" Suddenly
her expression penetrated his Intoxica-
tion. He stopped short. "Sylvia-—
you're not 111?" he said roughly,
Possibilities of Philippines Great If
Stable Government Is Maintained
By FORMER GOVERNOR DAVID 1. WALSH ol Ma.uchu^tt,
From what I have seen in Japan, China and the
Philippine islands, the climate, scenery and location of
the Philippine islands is excelled by no place in the
Orient The Filipino people have the best face of any
people in the Orient, and J believe they are the most
promising race in the Orient.
1 am confining my comparisons to the Orient he-
cause I believe it is generally recognized that the stand-
ards of progress and civilization are different here than
in other parts of the world. The Filipinos have many
splendid fundamental qualities which go to make up
a successful race. The great bulk of them are honest, God-fearing, indus-
••• .. •• *, .... UV BUIU iuu§uij. I . . _
She shook her lead, half smiling, ' trious people. I hey are ambitious, too, and their desire for education is
most commendable, and I doubt that there is today any people in the
world willing to sacrifice as much to obtain knowledge.
The possibilities for future development of the klands are bound-
less. Nature lias done so much that there seems to be nothing more
required than the guiding hand of a strong government which will assist
in the development of the resources and give assurance to the world that
there is to be maintained there a stable government where property rights
shall be protected and human life secured.
VIRGINIA FARMER REALIZES FACT
THAT LIVE STOCK ENRICHES SOIL
Larger Part of Crops Grown Are Fed to Good Dairy Cattle—Culti-
vates Only Ninety Acres of Land, but It Is Fertile and Always
Produces Good Yields—Farm Work Stock Raised for
Home Use and for Market.
"You may not care what people
think, but 1 do—all nice women do.
We are not properly engaged. You
He nodded, his eyes fixed on her
"Perhaps you are right—women are
llfferent. In their love and in their
religion they seek the outward, visible
signs. I have brought the visible signs
with me." He put his hand to his
pocket and drew out a small case,
which he opened and placed on the
table before her. "That is my tlrst
gift," he said simply. As though drawn
against her will, she turned. Her eyes
rested on the ring In Its cold, gray
setting, and their pupils dilated with
an amazed involuntary dlsplej lire. It
was a single, flawless emerald, square
'Ut and set in a narrow band of sap-
phire. | The chief defects and therefore the resulting problems of federal
i took froin ,ts 01,86 autl registration of vital statistic# are due to the nature of the development of
held it out to her. I .. , . .. . ,, _ „ , , r
"You don't understand. It can't be Work 111 . 8 country> the dependence of the general government upon
Just now. It's as though we were re- j the states for^the adoption and enforcement of laws, and the lack of con-
jolclns ill the midst of a terrible Krlef. trol of the means of registration. Hence the efforts of the bureau of the
Surely you have heard?" I • .. ... ,
"I know that your brother has not ('enaus' 111 with the state authorities, have been directed to
been found." be answered earnestly.; the promotion of adequate legislation and the standardization of the rec-
(By Q. H. A1 FORD. State Demonstration
John R. Doyle of Dinwiddle coun-
ty, Virginia, realizes the fact that live
stock farming enriches the soil. He
grows many crop? to enrich the soil
Instead of griwing only crops that im
poverish It. He feeds the larger part
of the crops grown to good dairy cat-
tle. He knows that the success of any
system of f:\rming cannot bo Judged
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Changing Conditions Make Recording
of Vital Statistics More Important
By CRESSY L. WILBUR. M. D.
Director of Vital Statistics, New Yoik State Department of Health
"I know that he was—is very dear to
you. Why should that come between
"Because—" She made a little,
feeble gesture of despair, and then
went on breathlessly. "It's not for
myself, Richard. There Is my father
to be considered. Robert's loss has
broken his heart, ne Is 111—you must
have seen that—I can't tell him that I
am going to leave him—"
"I don't ask It of you. I shall be
patient. I shall wait a year—two
years, but you can't keep me on the
outside of your life while I wait. You
belong to me—you gave yourself to
me. I don't claim more than you gave
—I wouldn't claim that much if I
saw it was not for your happiness—
and now I hold you above my life, my
Oh, hush! hush!" She looked at
him with terrified, beseeching eyes.
"Please don't say that—I don't want to
hear it. Richard. It sounds so—wild
and mad. and your eyes frighten me.
Be reasonable and gentle—dear." |
The hard lines of violence smoothed
themselves from his face as If by a
miracle. With an almost feminine ten-
derness he took her icy hand between
his own and chafed it."
"Forgive me—I think I have ft devil '
In me, Sylvia, a little black fiend that
drives me—well, to the very devil, in
fact." He stopped, his eyes narrow- -
| ing as though at some vision which he
j could not fully face. "If I lost you— [
j Sylvia, what Is the matter?" He looked
ords made thereunder.
The history of the registration of vital statistics in the United States
has been that of a most valuable and necessary institution 9f modern
society neglected amid more or less pioneer and primitive conditions.
There was little thought of making permanent records of individuals in
the rapid march of civilization across the continent. There was compara-
tively little need, for many a citizen of the United States has been born
and has died without once having been required during the course of a
long life to produce documentary evidence depending on such records.
American life was purely individualistic.
We are changing all this—and we cannot contemplate all features of
the change without a sigh of regret. As people come into closer contact
in our crowded communities, vital records are of increasing importance
to protect the rights and insure the privileges of the individual. Schools
ore overcrowded; child labor must be prevented; widows with minor chil-
dren receive pensions from the state—perhaps old-age pensions are com-
ing; in a multitude of ways the state is entering into the daily life of the
people and requiring records of births and marriages and deaths for the J
interest of the individual.
Boy in His Pumpkins and Corn.
by the crops, or net earnings, for one
year or for five years. By devoting
the larger part of the farm to clovers,
feeding the clovers to dairy cattle and
spreading manure over the land he
averages more than 20 bushels of
wheat per acre, and has averaged. In
good seasons, as high as 30 bushels.
He averages more than BO bushels of
corn per acre, and has averaged as
high as 75 bushels.
This farm raises farm-work stock
for home use and to sell. The colts
are raised to prevent the spending of
money for farm-work stock and to be
sure of having enough horse power for
the most economical production of
Can't Afford Geldings.
Six head of wcrk stock are kept on
the farm and two mares bring colts
each year. Mr. Doyle figures that he
cannot afford to keep all geldings and,
for this reason, keeps two brood mares
ictively engaged in light work and colt
sown on a part of the corn land about
September 15. This Is cut and fed In
the dough state the following spring.
A bushel of wheat and ten pouuds of
hairy vetch make a very satisfactory
mixture. This mixture usuaMy follows
peanuts and is cut in the dough stage
for feed in the spring.
Ot course there is a silo on the
farm. The 60-ton silo provides a cheap
and convenient place to store all the
corn grown on five or six acres. The
silo takes care of all the corn crop
early In the fall; Insures succulent
feed for winter and In long dry spells,
when pastures fall; provides a bal-
anced succulent ration when fed with
such protein feeds as cowpeas, peanut
hay and cottonseed meal; and makes
it possible to properly feed more dairy
cattle on the small farm.
The 60-ton silo holds enough silage
to feed the 15 milk cows for six months
—feeding about 30 pounds per day to
each ccw. The silage Is fed with pea
vines or peanut hay and some cotton-
seed meal. The grain ration consists
of about six pounds per day of a mix-
ture of 300 pounds of cottonseed meal
I and 200 pounds of corn and cob meal.
On an average, 15 cows are milked
the year round. The main source of in-
come is the money obtained from the
sale of cream, milk and butter. Twen-
ty per cent cream Is sold at Peters-
burg, 25 miles away, for 75 cents per
gallon the year round. A small quan
tlty cf Ice Is used In the summer time
to cool the cream when it is separated.
Cream Is Sold.
One five-gallon can of 20 per cent
cream Is sold from the 15 cows every
day In the year. They have a check
rate cf 12 cents for a five-gallon can,
but this makes it necessary for the
buyer In Petersburg to meet the train
to receive the can, whereas the ex-
press rate will deliver it, and In small
quantities the express rate is cheaper
in the long run.
An average of $15 worth of butter
is sold every month, to regular cus-
tomers. The cream and butter sold per
month brings in about $125. The iiv
come from the sale of young cattle
amounts to about $200 per year, 'and
the profit from feeding hogs on skim
milk is about $200 per year, making a
total inccme of at least $150 per month
from the cows.
There Is running water in the barn
United States Must Be Ready to Take
PI are in Coming World Confederation
By REV. JOHN H. W1LLEY ol Pitbburgl.
"Sylvia," Hi ftaid Brokenly*
In the looking out old
prints fror a Wipll-lntentioned futurist.
tV'e have become artistic, J*dVi know."
If there Was a covert *Meer In the
last words Farquhar wa* not In a po-
sition to notice it, for *.e had already
begun to cross the r*Am. One or two
people spoke to hit*, but he anlWered
absently, and thof did not detain him.
A pair of heavy tapestry curtains sepa-
rated the So-called library from the
drawing l^om. He pusfred them softly
^v'lYia Omney stood at the long table
Vw*heatli the sub&tf*!l cluster of electric
light, her head fcfowed, her back toward
him. She <Vi(l not seem to hear his en-
trance. for she did not move, and he
did not seek to call her attention. She
was not looking at the -great folio
which lay spread out before her, but
stsiing sightlessly Into the shafloVs.
her cheeks bathed in color, b**r Hp's
parted in breathless anticipation A
moment later she lifted her bawds to
her face, and he saw that she trembled.
He knew then that she was cousclous
of his presence, and that that same
awe and dread of their dawning happi-
ness held her as it had held him in
"Sylvia." he said brokenly.
She did not turn. She looked up.
and In the glass their eyes met. The
color had fled, leaving her whiter than
the dead purity of her dress; her jaw
had dropped. For an instant it seemed
to him that a veil had been torn from
her face, leaving it piteously distorted.
"Sylvia!" he repeated in a changed
She turned then with a little stifled
gasp. Her hand with the lace hand
Dumas says that "some day humanity will be val'ied more than
patriotism." Here is evolution: The cave man's loyalty was to his fam-
at her more intently, and then, with a ily- the Tasmanian fights for his clan; the American unfurls his flag from
sudden flash of perception. "Something , , ... ,. . n rrM ,. , .
has happened—out there In Algiers ocean to ocean and will die for the nag. There will come a higher stage
What?" | in this evolution when mankind will become our fellow citizens, and the
she did not answer. She was not world our native land.
even looking at him. Following her I i *\ ^ i i i i i % • , . ,
glance, he iuri.e.1 slowly on his heel. A j 1,1 tlie lrtst ftnal-V818 we s<*k to make America strong for the sake
man who had stood hesitating on the of this world-wide confederation. We preach preparedness not that we
threshold how came toward them, his j nlBy |,e al,]e (0 repel invasion but tl.at we may be able to destroy the spirit
"Forgive me. Miss Omney. I Inter- 1 of invBsion- In a measure we are responsible for the spoliation of Bel-
fttpted, but 1 understood that I should gium. If we were not strong enough to prevent it, we are not strong
find you here, and t could not wait. ! enough to take our place in the coming police system of the world. If we
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Excellent Type of Farm Brood Mare and Foal.
You see, I am punctual to the hour
and to the days"
He spoke in English, with a faint
accent that was not displeasing* Rich-
ard Farquhar drew back. The vehe-
mence tad vanished from his manner,
leaving him curiously at ea*«\ Sylvia
Omwey glanced at him, swiftly, with
an itJYnost childish appeal and fear.
Richard, this Is Arnaud. j
Vf'e met out in Algiers. Captain Ar-
ffaud—this is Mr. Farquhar."
Roth men bowest. The Frenchman
smiled with cordtatl "recognition.
"I have heatd your name often. Mr
Farquhar. You are what is calledvata
old playfellow, are you not—a privi-
For aYi instant Farquhar waited, his
eyes tixed on the girl's white face. She
<dtA not look at him or speak.
^Indeed, most privileged."'
He picked up the emerald ring and
slipped it carelessly back Into his
were not interested enough to prevent it, because it did not directly con-
cern us, then we are still in the lower stages of evolution, and our patriot-
ism is still in embryo.
If we are to fight Mexico it must be for the sake of Mexico, and not
because our property is involved and the lives of our people threatened.
And so the evolution is at work* Little by little our national ideals are
advancing. We fought England for our own sakes. We fought each other
for the sake of our home servants. We fought Spain for the sake of out
neighbors. If we fight Mexico it will be for the good of our enemies who
revile us and say all manner of evil against us.
Let us build our battleships and train our soldiers; the scheme is
working out, and our next great war may be for the deliverance of the
world from war, the inauguration of the federation of man.
It is a pity that some persona
lack the tact to break unhappy
news inoffensively. Perhaps it
is thoughtlessness that is re-
sponsible for a good deal of the
sadness in the world—especially
in the cases of spoiled women
who play with the affections of
men whose love is deep.
How much sorrow might have
been saved if between Sylvia
and Richard there had been
really a mutual thoughtfulness
and effort to spare heartbreak
and soul-misery—than which
there is no greater misery.
Man's Strength Must Be Judged by
His Dominating Characteristics for Good
By WOODBRIDCE N. FERRIS
Governor of Michigan
Evil has always existed and always will exist in a world where human
vision is limited. Evil within limits is mada ljustment. If humanity j
were in the grip of evil, man never could have risen from a state of bar-
barism to a state of civilization. I prefer to believe that there is a guiding j
I hand in man's evolution. To accept the old-time theological notion that j
the devil is all-powerful would be to accept the crudest form of pessimism. I
Man is to be measured by his best and highest expression of right- i
eousness. Man is as strong as are his dominating characteristics for good,
lie is not as weak as his lowest impulses. The unprecedented war in
Europe is an episode, not a finality. Human nature has yet to come to
a realization of ita own.
(TO BE CONTINUED.)
production. The mares are intelligent-
ly handled, do all the light work that
Is required, and, in addition, produce
cclts every year which rapidly develop
Into marketable animals. The colts
are usually kept until four years of age
and the surplus sold for about $200
each. Mr. Doyle estimates the cost of
raising a cslt at about $25 per year.
There are good meadows and pas-
tures on this farm. Every square foot
of the meadows and pastures is well
covered with nutritious grasses and
clovers Instead of broom sage, briars
and weeds. The land is thoroughly pre-
pared, manured and sown in sapling
clover, orchard grass, timothy and a
small amount of alfalfa. The mixture
usually ccnsists of three pounds of al-
falfa, five pounds of timothy, eight
pounds of sapling clover and three
pounds cf orchard grass to the acre.
The alfalfa seed Is put In to gradually
Inoculate the soil so he can sow alfalfa
at any time, on any part of the farm,
and be sure that the sell Is inoculated.
From the above grass mixture three or
four tons of g«.od hay is usually ob-
Mr. Doyle grows what he needs and
feeds what he grows. Oily a small
amount of cottonseed meal Is pur-
chased to feed his dairy cows. The av-
erage farmer In his section buys the
larger part of his feed. Many thou-
sands of dollars are sent, out of his
county annually for feedstuffs.
A rotation of crops, including legu-
minous crops, is practiced on his farm.
The corn is usually followed by wheat,
the wheat by peas or peanuts. The
corn Is cut in September or October
and German clover is sown on a part
of the corn land. This clover can be
sown on his farm as late as October
10. One bushel of oa'.s and 15 pounds
of blooming German clover are also
and it is washed out after each milk-
ing, leaving it as clean as the ordinary
living room. Tho cows are brushed,
tho udders and the milker's hands
washed before each milking and very
clean milk is produced.
There is a clean milkhouse near the
dwelling. It is 12 by IB feet inside, ts
four feet in the ground and five feet
above the ground. It has concrete floor
and walls. Tho floor Is six Inches and
the walls eight inches thick. There
are shelves at one end of the room for
butter and other things. There is a
window on each side having six 10 by
12 lights. It has an eight-foot exten-
sion and steps are built to enter. The
steps are concrete and are covered
from the outside. The whole house Is
In the Wheat Field.
carefully screened There Is a croam
separator, a butter worker, a table and
a water spigot In the house. The total
cost of the uillkhouso was about $250.
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