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OOFTRIGHT »T W O, OJUnill
He could trace the movements, as
of some Invisible body. He saw the
ripples glide forward nlong the sur
face, strike the glass wall opposite,
snd continue nt a right angle, turning
again and again ns the creature con
tinued on its steady course. The sen
sation was uncanny. Captain Mas
tcrTnan's words came back to Donald:
"I've brought my specimen home." lie
was aware of an Impulse to bolt. In
stead of which, however, he concen
trated nil his attention on (he tank.
The movement* In the wliter sub
sided. Donald had the Impression that
the Invisible creature had stopped and
was regarding him. lie saw a gentle
swirl as If a body stood upright with
in tlit tank. Then u sound from the
second tnnk drew him toward It.
It wns a musical ringing, exactly
like thnt produced by druwlng the
finger tip around the top of a bowl of
water —a long-drawn sound, sweet and
clenr. Donald looked Into this tank,
which WHS open nt the top and not
connected with the apparatus. But he
could see nothing there, either.
He turned back to the first tank,
snd nil at once he perceived two black
specks, close together, halfway be
tween the top of the wnter nnd the
glass roof. Knch was about the size
of n small currnnf. Donald went
nearer, lie saw them move. Then he
started backward, overcome with hor
The blnck specks were the pupils of
a pair of eyes fixed on his nnd fol
lowing them !
I.lke all sailors, I>ouald Paget was
not free from superstition. Any known
danger he could have faced bravely,
but this unknown thing was terrify
ing. He felt his knees give under him.
Ills Impulse wiis to fiy.
He turned, and nt thnt moment
something descended upon his head
and struck him, half conscious, to the
Dimly, through the gathering mists,
he made out* the form of a middle
aged bearded man. He saw the red
face, the shrewd gray eyes that looked
Into his, and recognized Macßenrd.
Beside him lay the sandbag with
whltfe the man had felled him.
Unable to move, Donald felt Mac-
Iteanl rltllng his pockets one by one,
until be came upon the envelope con
taining Masterinan's communication.
Macßeard drew It forth with a grunt
nnd stood up under the gns to exam
A brief survey satisfied him thnt he
had found what he was seeking. He
grunted again and looked down nt
I>onnld. Apparently satisfied with his
work, he turned toward the water
tanks. He must have heard the
splashing of the monster ns It re
sumed Its Journey lags, for he stnrted
sn Instant, and tlvVn, as If curious,
he drew nearer toXthe first of the
tanks with the air pipe attachment.
He stood quite still, looking at the
thing In the wnter. Donald wondered
whether he had discovered It, and
whether he had perceived the eyes.
He knew In a moment, for with a
yell Macltcnrd stnrted backward. He
stumbled against one of the pnlms
and sent It crushing to the floor.
Macßeard, who had fallen with It,
picked himself up nnd ran In terror.
Donnld heard tils footsteps pattering
along the flags outside. He heard the
slam of the creaking gate. He knew
that the professor, having obtained
the document, was not likely to re
turn. And he could not blame him for
his nervousness, for he had almost
done the same thing himself.
Donald staggered ..to his feet,
clutched at the wall to steady himself,
and remained thus, while the swim
ming room gradually grew stljy. The
light from the gas-Jet fell upon the
water tanks. And. looking at the far
ther tank, Donald had a queer Illu
He thought he saw the "very misty
outlines of the body of n beautiful
woman, the merest shadowy shape,
which swam before his eyes and wos
gone, and reappeared, veiled In a sort
of prismatic blend of coloring.
But before he had time to convince
himself thnt It was or was not the
result of his injury, to his horror he
perceived very clearly n cloudy form
beginning to take shape within the
The outlines grew clearer momen
tarily. lie saw what seemed to be
the body of u hairless monkey, sup
porting Itself upon webbed feet, or
flsppefcs. Budding out from the sides
were two similar arms, the webbed
hands stressing against the sides of
The outilnes were at first so vague
as to be\lmost Imperceptible; then
the crystalline body became opules
eent and milky, resembling the white
at an egg. It hardened and, as It
hardened, swelled. Donuld saw the
eheet heave, the gapUke mouth con
And suddenly he realized that this
grotesque, pitiful thing was suffering!
He mw Immediately that the pro
4SMUT'S fall had disarranged the
Mtaa that led from the tank. That,
MACBEARD ROBS PAGET OF MASTERMAN'S DOCUMENTS
W PERTAINING TO THE STRANGE RACE.
Naval Lieutenant Dotfhild Paget, Just Riven command pf a
submarine, at Washington an old friend and (llHtlnjulßhed though
somewhat wconlrlo scientist, Captain Masterroan. Masterman hos Just
returned from an exploring expedition, brinßlng with him a meml> r of
the strange race, the existence of whoae species, he asserts, menaces
the human family. At the club, the "March Hares." Maatermat. ex
plains hia theory to l'aget. The recital la Interrupted by the arrival of
a lifelong enemy of Masterman, Ira Mncßcard, and the former la
seized with a fatal paralytic strop?. From Mnsterman's body Puget
secures documents bearing upon the discovery and proceed® to the
home of the scientist.
and ths removal of the glass lid, which
Ma (Heard's tumble had knocked to
the floor, had reduced the air pressure
to normal. The creature was suffer
ing because there were only 10 pounds
of air upon each square Inch of Its
surface. It suffered Just as a human
being suffers on a high mountain.
It squirmed and writhed, and the
water was churned up by Its flappers.
The gill openings beneath the ears
flapped convulsively. Donald could
do nothing. He knew that It was
growing visible because It was dying,
ns happens with the crystalline crab*
and other Invisible denizens of the
deep sea. Soon the force of the In
ternal pressure would disrupt It.
He turned off the gas and staggered
out through the kitchen Into the little
garden. lie knew now that Muster
man's story had some germ of truth:
he had discovered some species of
deep-water-seal, and his mind, strained
by his privations, had Imagined the
rest. Why, he himself had almost
Imagined he had seen a woman In the
He reached the gate, opened It.
slammed It, and ran down the road.
Me did not cease running ill "he pulled
himself up under a street light. He
realized then that he was hatless;
people were staring after him.
And, looking back, he Imagined that
he saw the shadowy outlines of the
girl's body beneath the light of the
"I'm going crazy!" he muttered.
"It's been a crazy night. I wonder —
I wonder how much* >f It happened
and how much was the result of the
And he half believed Macßeard had
never existed, and that a burglar had
Hut, as he thrust his hands Into
the pockets of his trousers, he pulled
out the single page of MnKterman'a
manuscript, and then he knew thnt
there was at least some basis for the
remembrances that surged through his
Under the light of the next lamp
he read the page.
"My dear friend Donald," It began.
Then followed the lines which Paget
had begun In the Inventors' club, but
never finished. There was the warn
ing against Macßeard, "the enemy of
the human race." Then Masterman
8o much I hava learned, hut I know lit
tle He ha* the shrewdest brain of the
century, and It l» capable of Infinite evil.
Not as a talo hearer, Donald, but out of
•luty to humanity, I here »et down what I
have discovered about him If he knew
that his pant waa revealed, my life would
he worth lcKb than even the two months
which my doctor gives me.
He hue been tracking me, spying on me.
I learned only today that he has a faat
motorboat In readiness off th«\ coaat to
make the Journey to the Bhetlands aa
soon'as he hnR dlacovered all that 1 know.
You mint thwart him, and under no cir
cumstances let him get hold of this man
uscript Ills history Is us follows:
Donald scanned the rest of the page
liiiNtlly. Macßeurd's past, though It
see.'ied shady and criminal, had little
He Btumbl«d Against On* of the
Palms and Sent It Crashing to the
Interest for Donald then. He resolved
to put Masterinun out of his mind In
attention to his duties.
Of one thing only he was sure: he
was not going back to the house to
see whether there were any more
Somehow —he never quite remem
bered how—Donald found a hotel, ex
plained his appearance to the landlord,
obtained fresh clothing, sent for his
valise, drank three hot whisky toddles,
and got to bed.
The Quest of the Sea Shark.
Lieutenant Donald Paget stood pn
the upper platform of tbe F55, which
ran awash In tbe waves of the North
Atlantic, far from the mother ship
which had convoyed her and others of
the flotilla almost to the north of
•i HE ENTERPRISE. WTI.LIAMBTON. NORTH CAROLINA
The frail little craft hummel noisily
nn her petrol motors drove the twin
screws through the Water. The FSB,
one of the older type of submarine,
was making ten knotij through a dlffl
cult at'ft Within her 290 feet by 15
she held an nrnazlnf potentlnllty for
Abovu the conning tower rose the
"Ingle periscope for the captain or
lookout nir n—now almost uncle**,
should the FSS submerge herself, on
nrcount of the washing tees Within
the tower were the observation port,
depth meter, nnd tubes connecting
with the engine room and torpedo
station. The platform quivered Inces
santly as the periscope motor under
neath throbbed, one? the vibration of
the engines made the entire vessel
In the few days that he had been
at sen the sense of responsibility for
his ship and the lives of Ids men had
weighed on Donald heavily. Now, en
tering the conning tower, nrnl taking
his stand beside the lookout man, he
seemed to assume a dual personality.
One part of him bent itself automat
ically to Its tnsk. The other was
thinking over the events of the past
few days, and pondering on their sig
On the day following his \l«lt to
Baltimore, Donald had telegraphed re
peatedly to New York, but no news
had been received of the IJeotla, an.l
he nad he»n unable to obtain any In
formation concerning her from any of
the port officials, lie had Anally gone
aboard at Newport News In a very
disappointed frnine of mind, hopeless
of meeting Ida Kennedy until after
The chances of his surviving It did
not appear to him to be brilliant ones.
A last message from the mother ship
Informed him to keep his course
toward the Shetland*. He was In
structed that a battle cruiser hail
slipped out of the Kiel cannP and
was lurking somewhere among the
Norwegian fjords, with a view to
evading (he blockade, mnklnK for tho
Atlantic, and harassing shipping there.
The Inference from this statement
was an obvious one, for the American
fleet's patrol joined the British In this
"Smoke to starboard, sir!"
Sam Clouts, the lookout, was speak
ing, and Instantly the two parts of
Donald's personality fused. Ida Ken
nedy was forgotten. Upon the hori
zon, through his glasses, Donald could
see a tiny spiral of curllne smoke.
He flung over the surface steering
wheel and headed the FM straight for
the stranger. From that distance ha
knew that, while he could see the
funnels of the ship, the submarine was
Invisible, owing to the curvature of
Relinquishing the wheel to Clouts,
he watched the stranger. (Irndually
the smoke thickened; then there came
Jnto view two funnels, and a hull half
Invisible among the chopping waves.
It wns Impossible to mistake the on
coming ship. She was a battle cruiser
of the Bluccher class, and she could
only be escnplng westward to harry
commerce nlong the Atlantic trade
route. With her fast heels nnd 112-
Inch guns, she could match any unit
afloat except those of the home squad
Donald's luck was with him after
She was proceeding west-nor'-west,
evidently purposing to round the Shet
lands and so gain the shelter of the
open sens. It was a daring maneuver,
and she would certainly be-Sighted by
the British destroyer flotilla. Still,
though she could hardly outsteam
these fast little craft, she might beat
them oft and escape before either the
British or the American blockading
vessels could come upon the scene.
Donald spoke a sharp command Into
the tube of the diving station. The
hatch was Jammed down. The hori
zontal rudders at the bow were de
flected, the water rushed Into the div
ing tanks, and the F55 began to dip.
The surface running light slanted sea
ward as the how went tinder, and
slowly regained poise as the stern fol
lowed. bringing the FM back to an
even keel. The hum of the petrol mo
tors ceased, the hull wns filled wlthi
the roar of the Inrusfclng water; then
the electric motors took up their
"Flve meters!" announced the man
at the depth Indicator. "Sl* meters!
Paget sinks a German cruiser
and Ida Kennedy enters the
(TO Bit CONTINUED.)
Where Looks Count.
Lawyer (to handsome female defend
ant) —"Sob a whole lot, but shed nc
tears. Nothing will prejudice a Jury
against you like a red nose and watery
.The Complete Life.
"Kno'Vedge, love, power— them If
the comp ete life," —AmieL
| NORTH CAROLINA
Waatern Newiimxr Union Ni»l Bm Qua
Prices Paid by Merchants for Farm
Products in the Markets of North
Carolina as' Reported to the Division
of Markets for the Week Ending
Saturday, September 29.
COTTON, COTTON SEED AND COT
TON SEED MEAL.
Middling cotton, 24.
Middling cotton, 24c; cotton seed.
I middling cotton. 22c.
Middling cotton, 23.60 c; cotton seed
Middling cotton, 23c; cotton seel
Middling cotton. 23c.
Middling cotton, 23c; cotton seed,
Middling cotton, 23.6 c; cotton seed,
Middling cotton, 23.63 c; cotton seed,
Middling cotton, 24.46 c; cotton seed,
Middling cootton, 22c; cotton seed
Middling cotton, 23.50 c; cotton seed
Corn, 92 20 bu; oats* 80c bu; wheat.
12 75 bu; Irish potatoes, $4 bW; sweet
potatoes, sllO bu.
Corn, 92 10 bu; oats. 90c bu; whest,
92 25 bu; Irish potatoes. $5 50 bbl;
sweet potatoes, $1 10 bu.
Corn, 92 10 bu; oats, 80c bu; wheat,
92 20 bu; Irish potatoes, 14 50 bbl;
sweet potatoes, $1 bu.
Corn, 92 bu; oats. 75c bu; wheat,
92.50 bu; Irish potutooes, $4 bbl;
sweet potatoes, $1 bu; apples, 94 60
Irish potatoes, $4 bbl; sweet pota
toes, $1 bu
Corn, 92 bu; wheat. 95c bu; Irish
pntalom. |4 hbli iwoM foUtoon, 11.40
1 Uorn, 12 bu; oats, $1 bu; wheat,
92.25 bu; sweet potatoes, fl bu.
Irish potatoes, 92 76 bbl; sweet po
tatoes. 91 25 bu
Corn. 92 05 bu; oats. 86c bu; wheat,
92 26 bu; Irish potatoes. 94 50 bbl;
sweet potatoes. $ 1 20 bu
Corn. 92 25 bu; oats. 90c bu; wheat,
92.16 bu; Irish potatoes, 95 50 bbl;
sweet potstoes, 91 25 bu; apples, 94
Corn. 92 bu; oats, 90c bu; wheat.
92.40 bu; Irish potatoes, $4 bbl; sweet
potatoes, 91 bu; apples, 93 4 bbl.
Corn, 92 25 bu; oats, 73c bu; wheat.
92.25 bu; Irish potatoes, 93 75-94 bbl;
sweet potatoes, 91 bu; apples, $4.60-
No 2 white corn 2.06-92.10 (deliver
ed in Raleigh $2 20 $2.98); No. 2 yel
low corn. s2ofi-$2.0l (delivered la
Raleigh $2 21 $2.16).
Irish potatoes, 3-$3 75 bbl; sweet po
j tatoes. $2 75 $3.50 bk 1.
BUTTER. EGG. CHEESE, POULTRY
AND HOG PRICES.
Home made butter, 40c lb; eggs, 350
dos; spring chickens, 30c lb; hens, 200
lb; hogs, sls cwt.
Home-made butter, 46c lb; cream
ery buttar, 60c lb; eggs, 40c doz;
spring Chickens, 26c lb; hens, 16-200
lb; hogs $18.60 cwt.
Creamery butter, 66c lb; eggs, 45c
doi; spring chickens, 26c lb; hens, 15c
Home-made butter, 46c lb; cream
ery butter, 60c lb; eggs. 40c dos;
spring chickens, 20c lb; hens, 16c lb;
hogs, sl6 cwt.
• Goldsboro. (
Home-made butter, 40c lb; eggs, 40e
dos; hens. 16c lb; hogs 916 cwt.
Creamery batter. 46c lb; eggs, 40c
ddi; spring chickens, 40c each; hens,
60c each; hogs. $17.5* cwt
Home-made butter. 40c lb; cream
ery butter. 49c lb; eggs, 40c doi;
spring chickens, 26c lb; hens. 20c lb;
i hogs, 917 cwt.
Home-made butter, 36c lb; cream
ery butter. 48c lb; eggs. 40c do«;
•pAni chickens. 26c lb; hens, 17c lb;
>hgs, 914 cwt.
Ij Home-made butter, 40c lb; creim
' sry batter. Mc lb sggs. 38c dot.
! • Msxtwi.
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CLEAN lie AND BOWELS Mf WAY
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Calomel Is mercury or quicksilver,
which causes necrosis of the bones.
Cslomel crashes Into sour bile like
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"I>o you remember In your days of
mlvpnturp the story you toll mt- about
the trouble you had in one v«y»([f to
dodge a menacing shark?"
"Von, but that's nothing to the
trouble I liuve to dodge my wife when
slut wants money for shopping."
How'i This ?
We offer tiui.ou for nay i »»«• of utarrh
thai an not he curet by IIAI.f.'S OA
TAKKII MKDICINK. HAI.IVB (,'ATAHHH
MKDICINK l« taken Internally and acta
throUKli the HIODII on the Mucous Hur
fin en of tho System.
Hold hjr (Irußitlnt* for over forty year*.
Frloe 76c. Teatlmonlal* free
F. J. Cheney A Co.. Toledo. Ohio.
A marrlaue broker brought tin assist
ant along to a conference about n
bride. The assistant was to conrtrtn
"She Is well tnnde, like u pine tree,''
said tlie agent.
"I.lke a pine tree," repeated the as
"She Is cultured beyond words."
"Wonderfully cultured," came the
"However, one thing Is true." con
fessed the broker, "she has a slight
hunch on her back."
"And what a hunch!" confirmed the
Want Good Marksmen.
At the time of the Spanish Ameri
can war nn expert ritle shot was re
fused enlistment as a sharpshooter
on the ground that good marksman
ship Is of no advantage on the Held of
battle. There are still some military
authorities who believe this to be the
case. They point out that when the
distance Isjjot accurately known, the
good rilletnan will be sure to miss,
while a volley Trom poor marksmen
will cover a large urea and score some
hits. Nevertheless, the policy is now
to encourage marksmanship by every
When Man Is Caught.
>lany h man has been caught at Ills
own foolish game by people who let
him think he was fooling them.
Poor Old Rich Man.
No one seeiiSs to sympathize with
the |>oor, old ribh man paying Income
like it ana
they know it's
good for them
back guarantee that each spoonfal
will clean your sluggish Hver better
than a dose of nasty calomel and that
It won't make you sick.
Dodson's Liver Tone is real liver
medicine. Ton'U know It next nan
ing, because you will wake up feel
ing fine, your liver will be working,
your headache and dlzxtnees so**,
your stomach will be sweet anil yoer
Dodson's Liver Tone la entirely
vegetable, therefore harmless and
cannot salivate. Olve It to your chA
dren. Millions of people are eeing
Dodson's Liver Tone Instead of dan
gerous calomel now. Tour draggle!
will tell you that the sale of calomel
is almost stopped entirely here.—Adv.
Yager's Liniment is excel
lent (or any kind of pain or
congestion. It quickly re
lieves backache and rheu
matic pains, and is a splen
did remedy for Neuralgia,
Sciatica, chest pains, sprains,
strains, swellings and en
Keep a bottle in jr«ur home for
emergencies you never can tell
when you will trquTre tomething
of the Burt.
35c Per Bottle
Each bottle contains more than the
ueual 50 cent bottle o( liniment.
GILBERT BROS. A CO.
| BALTIMORE. MD.
Sold for 47 years. For Malaria.Chill*
and Fever. Also a Floe General
(1) Men for town sod country schools, 9W *•
$100; (2J Ladles oombinlng niusteaadoamaae
school; (8) Grade and high school. Gaa elaea
•11 qualified teachers. Unprecedented de
mand. Writs today. Special en roil meat.
I Sntkcn Tmcton' Attmcj, ColukU,lC
Concrete Is Preferable.
Steel Is going up. and concrete, aa a
result is coming into wider use. Rail
way bridges, for example, which used
always to be of steel, are now often
concrete. A beautiful concrete rail
way bridge Is being built acroaa the
James river at Richmond, Va., and It
Is much prettier than a steel bridge.
For like reasons, concrete""!* replac
ing wood In mining structural worfca,
where It has the great advantage of
A Good Word for Adam.
A Tommy, writing home from tfce
Garden of Kden, says : '•I think lt*a a
rotten hole, and I don't blame Adaas
for getting thrown out."
No man Is so poor that he caaaat
afford to pay somebody a complines*
now and then.
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