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THE DAILY AfcElB PRESS Pt ~ ft was a musical .ringing,; exactly like that produced by drawing j-the jlager tip around the top of a bowl of •rater—a long-drawn sound, sweet and Jleinv "Donald looked into this tank, which was open'at- the top' and not connected with the apparatus. But he tould see nothing there, either./ He turned back to, the flrsr tank, «nd all at once he perceived two black ipecks, close together, halfway be 1 s tween the top of the water and-:the. 'fliss.roof. Each was about the'.size.. *f a small . currant. Donald went •earer. He saw thera-move. -Then-he rtarted.backward, overcome with hor- •. TOT. ' v t .i .. .. The black, specks were the pupils of ' i- pair of eyes fixed on his and following thein! " tike all sailors, Donald Paget -was- aot free from'-Buperstition. Any known Janger he could have faced bravely, int.JJiis imkuo.wn, thing, .was terrify- tajr; He felt his knees give under him. His Impulse was,to fly. . , He turned, and at that moment something 1 descended upon Ms head *nd struck.him, half conscious, to the Soor. Dimly, through the gathering mists. Se made out the form of a middle- iged bearded man. He saw the red lace, the.shrewd gray eyes that looked into his, and' recognized MacBeard. Seslde htm -lay the sandbag with ^hlch the man had :felled him. Unable to move, Donald felt Mac- Seard rifling hiippockets one by one, •mill he came upon the envelope containing .Masterman's .communication. SlacBeard drew It 'forth with a grunt .and. stood up under the gas to exain- tae'it "'. t _ ; " . A brief'survey satisfied him that he d found what he was .seeking. He •jfrnnted again and looked down at Oohald. Apparently satisfied'with hlg Work, he turned toward the water •tanks. He 'must have heard the •plashing of 'the^ monster :; as it re- •nmed its journeylngs.. for he started «n Instant,, and then, 'as If curious, . 4>e drew nearer to the first' of the Jtasks with the air-pipe attachment. ' He stood quite still,, looking at the thing in the water. Donald wondered iwhether he had discovered It, and Whether he had perceived the eyes. . He knew in a moment, for with a yell MacBeard started backward. He •tumbled against one of the, palms •nd seat it crashing to the floor. . MacBeard, who had fallen with It, j>icked himself up and ran in terror. .Donald heard his footsteps pattering -He Stumbled' Against One :: of the Palm* and Sent It Crashing to the . .., •long the : flags outside. ..He heard ;the *lnm of the creaking gate,. .He knew that the- professor, having obtained the document, was not likely to re- tnrhl 1 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- jBlrig room gradually grew still. The light from the' gas-jet fell upon the •water tanks. • And, looking at the farther tank, Db'nald had a queer illusion. '-.''- *• He thought he saw the very misty outlines of the body of a beautiful woman, the merest shadowy shape, irhich swam before his eyes and was .gone, and reappeared, veiled in a sort of prismatic blend of coloring. But before he had time to convince himself that it was or was not the result of his injury, to his horror he perceived very clearly a cloudy form beginning to take shape within the nearer tank. .The outlines grew clearer momentarily. He saw what seemed to be the body of a hairless monkey, supporting- itself upon webbed feet, or flappers. Budding out from the sides •were two similar arms, the webbed . Jiands pressing against the sides of <be tank. The'ontllnes were at first so vague •*» to 'be.-almost imperceptible; then •afte crystalline body became opales- .the white i>I aii egg. Tc hardened "anil, as Tf hardened, swelled. Donald saw the chest heave, the- gaplike month contorted. ; •> And suddenly he realized that this grotesque, pitiful thing was Buffering! He saw immediately that the professor's fall had disarranged the tubes that led from the 'tank. That, and:.the glass lid, which Ma'cBeard's tumble had knocked to the floor, had reduced "the" air pressure to normal/ • The creature was suffering' because there were only 16 pounds of^alr upon each square Inch of its surface. It suffered ~just as "a human ; being 'suffers on a high mountain. It-'.sijuirmed and' writhed, and the water''was churned up by Its flappers. The gill openings beneath the .ears. flapped convulsively. Donald could '' growing visible because it was dying, ns happens -with -the crystalline crabs and other Invisible deriizeris of the deep sea. Soon the force of the Internal pressure would disrupt it. . He turned off the gas and staggered out' through the kitchen into the little garden. % He knew now that Masterman'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 second tank! He reached the gate, opened it, slammed it, and ran down the road. He did not cease running till 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 be saw .the -shadowy outlines of the girl's body beneath , the light of. the lamp... ... "I'ni going crazy!" he muttered. "It's been a crazy night. I wonder — t wonder how much 'of It happened and how much was the result of the blow !" ' , • : And he half ^believed MacBeard had never existed, ana that a ourginr nan assaulted him. But, as he thrust 'his hands Intc the pockets of his trousers,, he pulled joutythe 1 *- single', page of Mastermau's manuscript, and then he knew thai there was' at least some basis for the [remembrances that surged through his busy brain. Under the light of the next lamj ihe read the page. i "My dear friend Donald," it began. Then followed the lines which Paget :hatl begun In 'the Inventors' club, bu1 ;never finished. There was the warning against MacBeard, "the enemy ol the human race." . Then Masterman had written: i So much I have learned, but I know little. He has the shrewdest brain of the century, and it is capable of infinite evil. Not as a tale-bearer, Donald, but out ol duty to humanity, I here set down what 3 have discovered about him. If he knew that his past was revealed, my life would bo worth less than even the two months which my doctor gives me. He has been tracking me, spying on me, I learned only today that, he, has a fast motor-boat In readiness ofC the coast to maka the journey to the Shetlands as soon as he has discovered all that I know. You must thwart him, and under no circumstances let him get hold of this man. uscript. His history is as follows: Donald scanned the rest of the page hastily. MacBeard's past, though It seemed shady and criminal, had little Interest for Donald then. He resolved to put Masterman 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 fsee whether there' were' any more -specimens. Somehow—he never -quite remembered how — Donald found a hotel, explained his appearance to the landlord,. obtained fresh clothing, sent for hlsi valise, drank three hot whisky, toddles, and got-'to'beu":" •'•' \^.,.;/.i.L,,^ - •<i«.^j"- •_._-.. v " ' ;•• -':' " : : CHAPTER'IV. ** r" ••**•.,.•... __ The Quest of the Sea Shark. Lieutenant Donald Paget stood on the upper platform of the F55, which ran awash in the waves of the North Atlantic, far from the mother ship whlclVhad convoyeo" her and others of the flotilla almost 'to' the north of Scotland. . . • (To be continued.) COAL WILL COST MORE Increased Wages Granted Miners Wil Fall on Public, Senate Body Is Told. Washington,. Feb. IS.—"Increased wages granted soft coal miners by agreement \vith Attorney General Palmer fall on the fieneral public," Frank Bergan, representing the Public Service Corporation of New Jersey, told the senate interstate commerce subcommittee. The increitsed wages, amounting to 14 per cent, have increased the price of coal thirty cents a ton, "which increase must be assessed on the consumers," Bergan said. "If we cannot assess the public our credit depreciates and the company is unable to develop." has, -grown some of the best fruit to the country. L. M. Smith is a practical orchardtet and a man who raises firuit 'by scientific Inethods. He' has one of the best apple orchards in the~state down"n.ear Ozark. .-•'..- . . . - :' '.' .. .'. '• "The- mani with the wojrld's record'' for peach raising, A. -J. Harding of Cobden. Southern Illinois last summer became known the nation 'over for producing $15,000 on ten. acres~of land. ; L. R. is -one of Carbondale's Dunlap. Mis "to "H Dunlap of Savoy/ is the wife of Sta^e Senator Dunlap and probably no otlher;rlllinois woman,; is -as widely known-^as Mrs. Dumlap as a pleasing and instructive lecturer. She is leading authority, on home ,, making subjects.., .;AlsoL,a-..booster .for : hard .roads and-better farms. C. E. Durst' is county* agent for TIniou county. He is a University of Illinois man. N and_has beem in. this 'section, studying, the., orchard.-possibilities of Southern Illinois. He is; well known as an authority on this subject and being situated in Union county -where the Ibest peaches in the world are grown, gives bird undisputed word on fruit raising possibilities. Mr Durst lives in Anna. J.-C. B. Heaton is one of Southern Illinois' foremost bill land, qrchardists..' He has made a success of taking land,, which seemed, worn out and off which ' leading orctiardists and fanners/ Mr. Allen has beeni known alt over the country for Ms excellent apple,orchard.' He has been an .Important factor in this : section- in demonstrating 1 the' possibilities of apple growing 1 in 1 this section-. 1 • ••• •' -:•••'•'.; Mrs. Clara Judson, well known, auth- ,or, lecturer, and instructor, at present engaged, in special work for the Treas ury. Department., Her headquarters is in Chicago* ,'. • . . .. ,/.•,•. PERSONAL COMPANION ..,.-.'.: (Continued; from Page 1.) bonate. The spils 'are- residiial, and are derived..from'the impurities of the limestone.- Nearly all the. soils-are of fine texture, .consisting of-loam,, silt loam, clay-loam, and:, clay. Theie.'are: practically no "sandy soils in' Gree'ce. Nearly all the crips'that grow '.in this country' grpwr:alspVin- Greece-:!but> in diiffer,eu*t proportion'.' OJC 'the 'ce"real' •grams'; wheat is-the.-inipst.timportant" Dr. Hopkins went at^-his- work''pf,' . . investigiat'iitg the l .soilB;-oLJSreece with;! his characiteHMicJi'carefulf• methodical"* oi ^' : ^ c1 * 1 '*" liw """-* 1j * —~' and different "rh'e of theT Institute Committees. Executive—OR. E. Muekelroy, Chairman; H. G. Easterly, J. D. Dill, W. G. Cisue, F.-.M. Hewitt, ; J : .M.^ Etherton, : J. E. Mitchell, Fr^nk Krysher, R. B. Bridges,"'James Patterson. Entertainment—W. T..Felts, Chairman; E._G.,Lentz; W. M. Bailey, ITraoilr Myers; Frank Easterly, J. Searing, John Stofiar, Riley Huffman, C. Armstrong; .FrankMDiemeits.", , iReception-^/D. Dill, Chairman; tu. :Bradley,..M. Ethertonj.H. C. Mitchell, K-'-^^^.— -,' '^i-^. D Reiv£r0) Q K.j\Feaerer, "•.M-.;Bi-own'e;;W: Ai *>ul»>.i*K40t,«x>,/.vl»l.*»l:ul, lUOI/llUUlCitl •«•" V, n c< lit. f-t ' -' '•• - feritififc Way;; -Bfi". folldwea.toiit': "'•£•-*:• Smith > C..E./Feirich, B; Wylie, ^t'rnettod»-Qf : /BJ;u1ay.tng'rtii : fe>sbiis : f'E-; Allen,' J, ,w: Bijderback, Li'.C..,Pie|t- 4fv^'^:?.?* r ^' l "^^'*™^ t *'«v. L- W^DJU*' _ experiments;" HrVliitla"a*d-'examin-'' R ' Th'ompsoni'J.-England, J. H. Haley. ,ed personally all the^mast important soil areas in,'.Greece and collected over .three •• thousand . single-- soil, samples SECRET IN, GERMAN, tr couRf Public Excliided'FroirrHearing of Erz-' ^berger's Libel'Case' Against Karl Hclfferich. Berlin'! Feb. 18.—A senKittionnl tnrn was given the trial, of ..the libel .case of "Mhthias Erisbergeri.'minister, against "former' Vice Chancellor Karl B Chancellor Helfferi'ch. . ' ."• • ' • The commercial treaty with Bou- mania came up for consideration by .the court nnd. added much to- tlie interest tak'en in the case. Herr Erzberger asked-that the pub- 'lic ; be .excluded in 1 view of t]je pos- .sibility that-state :secrets might be discussed. After retiring for 15 minutes to consider the .minister's motion, the court returned and ordered spectators out of the. room, .not even- Doctor.. HeffferH-Ii's private stenographers being permitted to remain. . wlrichi were combined into about one .hundred composite -samples .and were 'analyzed' chemically. •' The- chemical 'analysis were foliowed by- : confirmatory, pot culture and fleld^ tests, using sweet clover and millet as plant indicators. The soil samples were analyzed chemically for tne plant food elements ,o£ nitrogen, 'phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The results of-the'arialysiis showed : that the plant food elements of potassium' and magnesium were present in practically all the soils of Greeqe in abundant amounts. Lime, was lacking' only in few soils ,in the rest oJ 'the soils : it was present in sumcient amounts. The rock outcrop of Greece, as I have already said, consists almost entirely, of pure limestone and consequently most of the soils were well, supplied with Inhe. ..The.: elements' 1 ot nitrogen': and. phosphorus, however, were present in insufficient, quantities in nearly all the soils of • Greece.. The mountain soils and soils that have beea washed down recently from -the mountain slopes usually contained a fair amount of these .two plant food elements .but. the soils, in the plains and, big_ valleys usually pobn in them. Many of the soils in the plains aad valleys contained only ' about 1300 ^pounds of A.-L. Spiller, A. S. Caldwell. In<orniation—S. E. Boomer, Chair- ' man; "W. O. Brown, F. B. Hines, Solomon Crawshaw, W: G. Robinson, IK O. Hall, Prank Dubbs. Registration—Tracy Bryant, Chalr- 'man; Edward Miles, G. W. Smith, P. , G. Warren, Geo^Al'bon, Chas. Gullett,'- 7 L. E. Rauch. '..''•' , Publicityjr-R. A. Taylor, Chainnan;. Mrs. J. T. Gaibralth, B. E. Hill, G. D- Wham, Herbert Hays, B. "R: : Burr. .Music 1 —tG._ C. Bainum, Chairmattp Mae Hayes, Julia Dickerman .Chastaine. '.'.'. Students' Committee—Ira Featherly, Chairman; A. B. Churchill, B. McNeeley, L. Etherton, A.Warren,PhiIc. Gilbert, M. Myers, D. Rerifro, C. Stine, B. Doolen, J. P. Wlham, H. Wiley, Philip-Allen, Harry Allen; C. Belford, R_ ' Pulliam, H. Sitler, A. Andrews, H. Huff,' H. Talbot, T. Crawshaw^ O. Austin, O. Anderson, L. Oliver, Wm. E. Booker, J. -C. McCormick, K. McCullough, G.-Lirly; J. Boyler, H. Wise- beefcer, F. Be'ggs, H. Loo'mis, R. Wyatt;'K! Blair, J. Blair, C." Boyler, J. McLaughlin, E. Burroughs, L. Morton. nitrogen and 200 pounds of phosphor- j Household Science .Committee'6 2-3 inches depth.When I Executive—Mrs. Jphn ^ Y. ' Stotlar, HI •M'-riGJli«-'.'> 'n: Swift & Company was a favorite topic of conversation last year. . Committees investigated it, commissions attacked it, lawmakers threatened it, many condemned it. Presently people began to think about it; began to realize that Swift & Company was performing a necessary service in a big, efficient way; began to wonder whether it could be done as "well in any other -way. .. Read what Swift & Company did last year, and what it meant to you, in the Swift & Company Year Eobk, just issued. ' ' It's a fascinating narrative—simpla facts in simple words. There is one ready for you. Send for it. '- • •'. Address Swift & Company, Union Stock Yards, Clucago Swift & Compaiiy,U.S.A. it is considered , that the_ rich and well balanced normal land,"in the Corn Belt contains-about SCO pounds ofni- trogen andiZOOO'.pbunds of phosphorus, it is readily seen that the Greek .soils are i certainly very poor in these elements, •...« it is not at all surprising that these soils •ATK so -poor in nitrogen, and phosphorus because they have been farrried for thousands of years without the farmers ever-trying to-maintain the supply, of these elements. The greatest part of the land in Greece never received any application of nitrogen or phosphorus or manure. No clover or alfaQfa'has been growa. on these soils. ' The manure which Is a 'scarcity'in the majority, of instances, is allowed to waste. The soils on the plains, which have been farmed the longest have become so unproductive that of ten-they do not j Info,nnation—-Mrs. A. L: Spiller, Mrs 'yield even the seed sown The average . Herbert 'Hays, Mrs. Sam Patterson, yield of wheat for ithe entire Kingdom ! ., ' = »« , ot Greece is only about 8 bushels to'the .' Mrs - Frank W<* s ' Mrs. F. H. Colyer. acre, and this yield is prbduced only Music—G. C. Bainum, Chairman; once every two or three years, as'the Mae Hayes, Julia Dickerman Chas- system of rotation^ that most farmers.' .taine. ' ' • follow consists.-of cropping . the land i • one year and allowing it to remain idle | '.'.-'.' . •'*~' for one or two years. Many beautiful .plains with soils of good physical conditions have Ibecome so 'and unprofitable to farm'that the farmers have agriculturally abandoned Y th.sni and have gone to farm the rock mountains where the. soil is new and more productive. ' The pot culture and field experi- Mrsl W:'A.'Furr,'Mrs. Wnii Hays. Mrs. .i.W. Dill, Mrs.' Harry Marberry, MrsV Frank Dubbs, Mrs. E. S. Scott, Mrs, Fred Brown, Mrs. J. P. Gilbert, Mrs. H. G. Easterly. .' •. Entertainment—^Mrs. J D. Dill, Mrs. Ralph Thompson, Mrs. F. G. Warren, •Mrs. Richard'Taylor, Mrs. A- D. Bru- 'bafcer, Mrs! ; T. B. k Smith, Mrs. J. W. Miller.Mrs. J. A. Patterson, Mrs: E. T. Harris, Mrs. A. G. PurdyL Reception—Mrs. Clyde L. Smith^ 'Mrs. w; G'.-Cisne, : Mrs. Loyd Bradley,. Mrs. Kaxl Federer,-Mrs. Herbert Sullivan, Mrs. A! .L, Ross, Mrs. .Chas. Gautbier, Mrs. Bert Dickerman, Mrs. Costigan, Mrs. Everette Miller, Mrs. • R. E. Muckelroy, Dr. Delia Caldwell. soil maps showing the. extent and to-fertile- ^ n 5? rieis of the different,soil, types. (4) The agricultural college, Ijerim'ent staiHo'u should of -iqreece the larges.t and most types of agricultural land, field experiments with the special •objects in view to discover and to ments confirmed in every instance show the most profitable and perma-' L and in .a most striking manner the nent methods of - increasing the yields-"chemical analysis that the majority of of crops," and (5) the Greek govern- the soils in Greece needed nitrogen j men* should procure for the farmers .and phosphorus and few also lime, the necessary supply of .acid phosphate •Remarkable - growths of clover were [and finely ground raw rock phosphate obtained on every _goil w;here phos-' at reasonable prices. - phorus was applied, and then the clov- The work wMch Dr. Hopkins did er was turned under and millet was and the recommendations he made planted and the mille| made a magni- both to the farmers and the govern- ficent growth. -r—• ment produced the profoundest impres- After Dr. Hopkins had obtained : sion in Greece, and had he most re- scientific results, -from ..tfiese. .various.,. markable..immediate, and-beneficial ef- studies and had acquired .a general fects. Both the government and scores knowledge pt., the' practical' agricui-, of t. farmers have adopted his recom- tural conditions..! of tJne country he , .ruendations and. are already putting: wrote: a little book which contained ad; them into'effect. ' ; ' .' , vises to the farmers and Tecomrneuda- -Dr. Hopkins' -work is of ificalcul- tiona to the Government, and 'it was able value to Gree'ce.Its elects and pos- sent free to nearly all v the farmers in sibilities .are great and profound. He- Greece. Close to 200,000-copies of this was this first-man in the history or little book were printed-and distribut-'l the .natioW to'study its soils. " : He dis- ed. • •,..: .'•'••••.•' I covered by'scientificmethods thecause His advises to the farmers were,-of heir infertility and ukproductivi- .briefly to the effect that they should' ty and with his rare ability, wonderful undertake to increase the phosphorus, knowledge, and - ereat practicability- and nitrogen content and correct the 'worked put methods of agriculture by acid condition f of 'the soil as soon as ^ which these- soils could be made fertile... •possible:' They could increase the I and productive, and remain fertile and by the application-cf . productive for all times to come. He- acid phosphate ait the rate of about Sf^'nounds per acre-for the first application and 250 pounds thereafter tor every new.crop grown. After..tie organic matter content of the., soils had been increased^by the growth of legumes the acid phosphate could be substituted • with finely ground'raw rock phosphate. The nitrogen content should -!be increased by growing sweet clover and then turning it under or pasturing it to animals and allowing has thus made "it. possible for Greece; to produce her own food to feed "her people and;p. be prosperous and happy fo.r all itimes to come. Cousidering- what agriculture is to a.. nation and' especially to Greece.. Dr. Hopkins'' service ito. Greek agriculture will make- his name go down in the Greek history as one of ithe greatest, if not the greatest benefactors of Greece. The' Greek' people and the Govern.-, ment recognized and appreciated Ms the manure "to go 'to' the land. . The I great and lasting service with a gra/te- years.'in .whicb the land-was allowed' ful heart. The Government in grate- to remain.rdle should be growing- clov- tal recognition, conferred u.pon him tiie highest -^ecorati>tn in its power, that of the order of our Savior, and: tried;to r^ain his services for a number of years: The Greek Prims. Minister, who on account of the Peace er Those soils which show acid condition, should, be -treated with heavy applications !of finely ground limestone •• which could be obtained froiii many natural deposits of finely pulverized limestone. To the Government he recommended (1) that it should establish, as soon as possible, in conneetioon with the University of Greece, -an, agricultural college and experiment station where students - could 'receive a first class agricultural education. (2) Agriculture ' Conference, remained in Paris all the- .time, sent .three different telegrams to -Ms Government requesting it to try to secure his services-for a term of years, under any terras. • Dr. Hopkins was admired,' loved idolyzed' and '. worshipped" by the peo- ..„ . .. . _ pie of Greece. They thoughlt th'at he- .should be taught -in the High Schools. was ; not a man but a god or a saint. (3) ^T.he agricultural, college and ex- G,f~eat is his loss;to this comUtry and? periment-station :: shpuld-unde'pfelteV,,as',| espeoialljf tojllljinols;, still; is» soon as poss-ible, to make'a soiV'survey to Greece,, tecausa' sKe-neecled; hint- 'of all the .soils-..of .GreeceV. td v :make m'ore. : '. • '; •:' . - J--' r : : . '' ' :

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