The Norman Democrat-Topic (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 61, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 24, 1917 Page: 2 of 4
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The Norman Democrat-Topic
Wednesday, October 24, 1917.
The Daily Democrat-Topic
W J. HESS,
GEO. E. ELLSWORTH,
Entered in tiie J'oatoffice ai Norman, Oklahoma, as Second-Cla> Mail
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THE DAILY DEMOCRAT-TOPIC will gladly correct any erroneous
statement reflecting on the character, standing, or reputation ol any person,
firm or corporation, or any mis-statement made in columns if the same
is brought to the attention of the publishers.
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EVERY DAY FOR NEXT TO NOTHING.
course 1n the college but who want
WINTER STUDY FOR FARM BOYS ST.TtKK «■*'" "
■ Bova Interested In the agricultural
COURSES IN AGRICULTURE wrl,« 10 ,P:0""'0I Z
C. Mooring and those Interested h>
engineering to rt*an Alfred Boyd, both
A. & M. College Offers Opportunity fa
Young Men of State to
Tor the benefit of young men who
would like to get practical training io
%jrlculture or engineering In ti.eae
day of increased demand for efflcW
WORKING ON WHEAT SMUT
'Water Skimming" One of Methods
That May Be Used.
Considerable Investigation has been
ency, the Oklahoma Agricultural and fiade In Oklahoma this fall of smut of
lleohanlc&l College at Stillwater of- wheat. The government has had an
fors short courses next winter at a xpert in the field, woruing in coop-
time when the average boy can beat !ration with the A. & M. College, and
be spared from the farm or the shop growers have been encouraged
la town. 0 trtiat aeed wheat where there is dan-
Th. agricultural abort course- ar. Qf lnf<cMon.
several In number, chief of which li
the Practical Bhort Courae In Agricul. It Is desirable that *•<■(! to be treated
ture, beginning November 19 and ihould first he nin through a cleaner
closing February 23, a total of twelv« ar grader in order to remove smut
weeks of actual study. In this short (,aiiB or kernels that have not been
oourse the students can select such However, uncleaned seed may
studies aa: Grain crops, types and treated with iormaiin by what is
breeds of farm animals, carpentry,. ^qwu as the "water skimming nietb-
farm machinery, farm accounts, black. „
■mlthln. •o'l., "terinan- anatomy, ^ ^ ^ of Qnc
poultry, breeding of farm animals, of 4„ cenl formalln goluMon
dairying, animal diseases, .tockjudf ^ Qf w<jter (,nless (h(,
strength of the solution is standard It
lng, fruit growing, vegetable garden-
,nM18„^glne,8, T",' T°Z rlgL may be necessary to use a larger pro
road building, farm structures, J ur other „m)lar
ing and principles of feeding uu
R aim w. rontalners are used. Fill the tub
For boys who want to specialize IB two.thlrdB fulI of the dilute I
dairying a .tx-week. c°u™« ;ornmlln Bolu,l0n and pour In the grain
Is offered, which begins November 19 g wUh)n fQur lncne| yf thH
and closes January 12. rhl^ course I. S|]r thoroughly for n
specially designed for young men who P Qr gQ ^ Hk|m off ,he trMh
wish to become buttermakers lc
cream makers, cheeeemakers and mar
ket milk specialists.
The engineering course covers
twelve weeks and the dates are Identl
cal with the Practical Short Course In
Agriculture. The students In this
and smut halls that collect on top of
the liquid. Pour ofT the water into
the second tub and then sack the
wheat or put In a bin and cover with
sacks or blankets. Let remain for
about three hours and then dry by
,. . . spreading In thin layers and stirring
oourse may study such .ubleeUa,. 1 Q that gackH h;„B etc.
Steam and gas engines wiring andI 11 amut an(J |hp 8,loul(1
lumlnatlon. roads, concrete, au.omo fac|(!(, wlth (he fornmIln BOlu.
telephone practice, machln, Th(, trf..itfid 9ee(, sho„)(| bo k„p,
.hop, power plant operation, carpentry. formalin is a poison.
elementary surveying, mechanical ,ron' 8
drawing, trsctora. forging. *ynarai
•lectrlo maohlnery, and structural
No tuition or fees are charged 1i
any of these courses They are intend
ed especially for the young men whc
find It Impossible to tnke a rcgulai
Bill—"This paper says that many
of the fish In the ocean are Mind."
GUI—"Oh, well, you're -not going to
discourage me. Maybe th- \ <-nn smel'
the bolt."- -Yonkers St t< •
When you buy a Suit or Over-
coat you want—
We are in position to guaiantee
this desirable combination, to-
gether with PERFECT FIT and
We represent three of the fore-
most tailoring houses in the coun-
TAILORS, and the OXFORD
Come in and give our samples
—Real I ailors, I latters, Cleaners and Pressers
Trench Model Overcoats. $25.00 grades
Style Plus Price $17.00
Large variety of the latest pattern Suits
$20.00 to $25.00 values—
Style Plus Price $17.00
DROP SEAT and CLOSED CROTCH,
these garments have nearly doubled in price
since we bought. While this shipment lasts,
you get last year's prices.
$1.50 to all wool $3 50
Regardless of the advanced price of shoes,
we are carrying the best grade of shoes we
have ever had, in a larger variety of lasts.
Prices $4.50 to $10.00
Lovers of Nifty Shirts and Neckwear, see
the line we are just opening.
Thev Dress The Men And Bovs
burt Mm rf he brought—do yon ksow
what he brought? Do you know what
it was that he struck?"
"A tuning fork !M shouted Davies.
With their arms linked, they ran
into the throng of scurrying monsters,
Ida between Donald and Davies, and
Clouts In the van, blowing his mouth
' organ like a madman. The monsters
hurried before them In evident panic, j [
The contact with the slippery bodies |
jo longer product^ resilience. The ■ j
elusive phosphorescent gleams shot j
here and there Uke wlll-o'-the-wtsps.
Mu'-Beard was nowhere to be seen.
At the cave's entrance Sam Clouts
paused and turned to Donald.
"I wish Td brought my bass con-
certina aboard, sir." he said.
"Never mind; you're doing very
well Indeed. Clouts," answered Donald.
"Play, man! Play!"
The lights, which had remained sta-
tionary during the moment's interlude,
. u dimmer again as Clouts struck
.-k with his lips the tune of "Cock o'
The submariner gasped Donald.
itr: before him as he ran.
' lit. even as he neared It, it began
to grow dim. Not more than a hun
dred paces away, the vessel sank intc
obscurity as they raced toward It II
seemed gradually to be blotted out b
fore their eyes.
And slowly, almost Imperceptibly
the cloudy curtain began to descend
and to dissolve.
Donald gasped for air. lie heard
Clouts coughing, and saw the mlddj
stagger as he ran. Ida fell back intc
his arms. The submarine was still
fifty paces away, and she was nothing
more than a cloudy Image upon th€
On they ran, groping through the
complete blackness. The air was like
wine Jelly. DonaW had almost ceased I
to breathe. He ran with tils lungs full j
of a little reservoir of air, whlA M
He could see neither Clouts nor Da*
vies, but he believed that they were
struggling toward the submarine.
And he found It, and them, almost
by a miracle. He hud the good fortune I
to blunder Into them as they tugged at
the outer door of the airlock.
Somehow they opened It. They got
Ida Inside and followed. The outer
door was closed. Clouts, reeling for*
ward, opened the Inner one, and the
stale, worn-out air within the connlnjj
tower seemed like ozone.
Ida went Into Donald's cabin. Don-
ald himself arranged to sleep in the
mesHroom. Davies had his cabin, and
Clouts the ftrst watch. Presently Don-
ald found himself alone.
He got into his hammock, but ho
could not grapple with the situation.
It seemed so unrenl thnt he hnlf ex-
"A Sptciol Weave for a Purpose."
Woolen Automobile Robe
Size ()0x80 Inches
This robe is specially constructed for auto
mobile use, and to give real warmth and last
This Motor Weave robe is guaranteed un-
conditionally by the manufacturer to give sat-
isfactory service for automobile use.
Made for this Store by
THE WALLACE & SMITH COMPANY
La Porte, Indiana.
Minteer Hardware Company
pectei*. to awake and find that he hud
been delirious, and that he was just
coming to after rescuing Ida from the
wreck of the Beotia. He felt more
and more nervous. He got up and sat
down at the table, staring into the
darkness in front of him.
Suddenly he leaped to his feet with
b choked <jry. Across the mess room,
at a distance of about eight paces, he
saw, mistily outlined, the fa<*e and
body of the woman whom he had Imag-
ined thnt he saw In the house in Bal-
timore—and again outside!
He stared at her Incredulously. He
saw her so faintly that once again he
believed himself the victim of a hallu.
cinatlon. The faintest Illumination
played about her, showing only the
ethereal spirit that seemed incarnate
in a vapory cloud.
But this was no monster such as
those devils of the sea. It was the
most beautiful woman whom Donald
had. ever seen or Imagined.
He stumbled toward her. He put
out his hand. As he did so. the figure
moved, and he heard unmistakably the
faintest slide of feet upon the floor.
He tried to cfltch her, to satisfy him-
self that he was not dreaming, but she
eluded him with ease, seeming to float
before his eyes, now here, now there.
Suddenly the door opened. Donald
saw Ida standing In the doorway, by
rhe light of the candle within her
"Donald!" she cried. "I thougnt—
I thought I saw a woman pass my
The denial died on his lips. He was
not sure. He glanced hastily about
him, and, at the far end. he thought
he saw the dim outlines of his visitor
Ida peered through the darkness.
She saw nothing, but she Interpreted
Donald's movements correctly.
"Donald I Who Is she? now did
she come here?"
"There Is nobody, Ida." He heard
the desperation In his voice; and at
that Instant a yearning toward the
ethereal loveliness of thnt uncanny
wraith tilled his whole heart. He took
a match from his box and struck It.
The spurt of flame illuminated the
messroom. It was entirely empty.
"You see, dear," said Donald, turn-
ing to Ida with an embarrassed laugh.
"You have been dreaming, dear."
"Yes. I suppose I have been dream-
ing," she answered. But she spoke
without conviction. And suddenly she
was crying upon his shoulder.
"Donald, you were disappointed
when I came In!" she sobbed.
"Dear, you are hysterical. In the
morn inr It will be all right."
(To Be uonttnued.)
OOPTRIOHT BT W 6. (HIiniAl
Science has never succeeded In pene-
trating the mystery of love. It Is not
known why one man falls In love at
fifty and another at nineteen ; one at
sight and another after live years of
matinees and supper parties >vlth the
object of his adoration, MacKfard did
not know why it had happened to him,
but he knew that It had hmppened.
And with It there came the universal
Instinct to display his superiority to
the man at Ida's side. In wham he
Intuitively sensed his rival.
"You've played your cards pretty
badly," he sneered. "You had the se-
cret In your hand*, and you surren-
dered It to me. You think a little more
highly of old Mastennan now, don't
"You blackguard!" cried Donald
J again, clenching his fists.
| MacBeard stepped out of range has-
tily. He disliked violence, partly as
1 an attempted violation of the principle
j « f the conservation of energy, but
| principally because b« was 11 coward,
j "It Is all our lives for the missing
part of the manuscript, or none," said
MacBeard rubbed his hands to-
gether. In that Infernal light he
seemed hardly less monstrous than the
; creatures about him.
"You will think differently In a few
i moments," he answered. Am! taking
I the Implement thnt h« had us^l be-
fore, Into his hands, he struck another
Instantly the resilient wall cloned la
about thein. and, with the same slow,
fteiiily pressure, thjeyjwere ur^ed for-
•*ard. Clouts In the lead. The note
sounded again; the$ stopped. Clouts
was now Immediately In front of the
sacrificial knife of bone. And. very
slowly, he began to lean forward.
At any other time he wonld have
presented an appearance distinctly lu-
dicrous. He seemed to be waddling
slowly, and with great dignity, toward
the ra«or edged weapon. He stood
stock still, planted his legs hard In
the ooze, and began to bend forward,
es If he were about to undertake some
Donald understood what was hap-
pening. The monsters were urging
Clouts' body downward In such a way
that the edge of the bone knife would
He Immediately against his breast.
Then, with an increased pressure,
Clouts would be forced down until the
keen bone sliced his body In twain.
He plunged his hand Into the mound
and drew out a bone. Whirling It
about his head, he struck out right and
left with It. He heard the skulls of
the monsters crack under the Impact.
He clove a path to Clouts' side. He
reached him Just as the edge of the
knife lay across Clouts' breast. As he
beat back the sea devils, Clouts
straightened himself with a Jerk and
looked up mournfully.
"It ain't no use, sir," he said, and
plunging his hand Into his breast, he
drew out his mouth organ.
The relief was only momentarily
achieved. The rfionsters came crowd-
ing back. They pinioned Donald's
arms to his sides by pressure. In an-
other Inatant Clouts would have paid
the debt he never owed MacBeard.
It was then the ruling passion as-
serted Itself In Clouts. Perhaps It was
because he thought his chance would
never come again, or It might have
been mere habit. Setting his hand to
his lips, he struck out the reedy note*
of "Sally In Our Alley."
Donald saw the phosphorescence run
from them along the cave like liquid
fire. He heard MacBeard's deep note,
saw the fire quiver and vanish In the
darkness outside the cave. Meanwhile
Sinn Clouts played on.
Donald seized Davies' arm In wild
"Don't you b«*b?" he cried. "It'a mu-
ilc. not the sounds, because they can't
icar those, but only the vibrations.
That's their language. And MacBeard
learned somewhere that they wouldn't
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