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BY CHAELES EDMUND BARKER, (Copyright, 1906, by Dally Story pub. Co.) He was oiie of the kind of people , wno come naturally by a nickname, The major was oue of the most meth oaical of men. ' Promptly at nine o'clock he came down fresh and pink from bieakfast, read his mall In the comfortable seclusion of the writing room, dictated the answers to his let tera to the hotel stenographer, lit fresh cigar at the cigar stand, and then dull business cares were brushed aside, and ho repaired with sprightly steps to the bar, where he seated himself In a favorite corner and began the se rlous occupation of the day by order lng a "gentleman's drink of whisky." Other drinks followed at intervals during the morning, varyed In strength and lrequency by the character and numbers of the other visitors. ' By the hour of noon he had reached a stage of mellowness that developed , a rare play of rich, and spicy wit. " It was beneath the manhood of the major to approach the dining-room while in bis cups. When six o'clock came, his dinner was served to him at his particular table In tho corner of the bar, and the sitting, more often than not, was continued uuiil mid night. , With all his roysterlng habits, It should not be hastily concluded that the major led an entirely useless or purposeless existence. Many were the tales of his generosity. When "Dab, the old head porter, was laid up with rheumatism, it was the major who vis lted him in his little hovel of a home on "The West Side," provided for his family and paid his doctor's bill. Then every one knew of his kindly and sym pathetic interest when Miss McFee, the old-maid stenographer, took pneu monia and died. And then the new stenographer came. She was a lump of a girl, as round , as a pigeon, with frank, brown eyes that seemed to challenge respect and chivalry by their very innocence. Her voice was soft and respectful, and It was an Inspiration to see her personal and complete interest in her patrons, Miss Mitchell was her name, and It was hard to keep from becoming con' fldentlal with her at the very first in terview. Almost from the first, the sharp ob servers among the frequenters of the Windsor, noticed that it took the ma jor somewhat longer to dictate his mall to Miss Mitchell than it had to . Miss McFee, and, moreover, he did not hurry away to the bar quite so precipi tately. : One day in the midst of the letters, Miss Mitchell looked up for an in stant at a lady who was passing through the lobby. I "What an exquisite bunch of vio lets," she said. "Very pretty," replied the, major, fol lowing her glance, and then they went on with their work. Ista' boy placed a fine bunch of Eng Jlsh beauties In the little bud -ase that had been Miss McFee's, on Miss Mitchell's desk, and morning after morning this was repeated. After the morning dictation during one of the little chats which the ma jor had come to allow himself, Miss Mitchell, one day expressed a very ad verse opinion about the men who drank and were "fast" This speech had a marked effect , upon the major. ' The very next day, after his business routine,' the major left a forwarding address with the clerk on duty and registered out. His absence was no ticed immediately In the bar, and in quiries were made of the clerk. A month two months passed, and still the major had not returned to his old corner in the Windsor bar. The only mark of his long residence at the hotel was tha little bunch of fresh vio- 1a4 inrV. 4 V iotlv a rltnaf? "ht 4 act "MTI-Vi It? US n 11 iVs&A uuu; nuwiuvu tuioa Miitvu- ; ell's desk. , i ; One day, as unheralded as had been his departure, the major returned to the Windsor. His complexion was whiter and his eyes were clearer, oth erwise he was the same old major, careless, lively and jovial. He dictated his letters to Miss Mitchell as usual the next morning, but it was observed and marked with m"ch special notice that he did not follow his old habit of turning toward the baft immediately thereafter, In stead of this, he Stepped into a big Automobile that stood at the door and was away in a trice. ' He became a devotee of this big machine. A large portion of the day her gave himself to runs and tours. Sometimes he car ried a friend or two with him on these excursions; but they were rarely any of his old friends of the bar. At least once he asked Miss Mitch U to ride with him, but she met the J proposal with a cheerful "no, thank you, tnat iert .no room ior aouot about her decision. A morning came on which he at tended to his correspondence with more than usual care. In addition to the regular grind of business he wrote some long delayed .missives to old col lege friends dashing, brilliant, uncon ventional letters they were, full of the boyish spirit which the major still held, notwithstanding his acknowl edged 38 ' years. When he had quite finished, he drew from his pocket an important looking paper. - "Miss Mitchell, I have a very par ' tlcular matter I wish to speak about No, you needn't take my words down on paper I'm not dictating. The fact is I am thinking of wU, giving you the chance of dictating 'some to me, If you think proper." 1 "Why what do you mean, Mr. Ebs- CABINET Mantels, TILE AND GRATES, W Catalogue very prices. r Floor Tile For Bath Rooms, Offi ces and Banus. Also Wall Tile and "Enametile." LEAKE AND GOODLETT, TUPELO, MISS. bourne," she asked, her large, neavy lashed eyes looking the utmost won der. "It's a very simple matter, Miss Mitchell at least I used to think it was when I observed the symptoms in other folks. But don't look at me like that you might pretend you are taking notes; some one wilj see and wonder what we are talking about " "Oh, if it's anything Improper, you mustn't say it, Mr. Ebsbourne." She was plainly agitated. "Noc the very least improper, little one, but the most natural thing that ever occurred to me in all my wud1 harum-scarum life. No, listen calmly; if what I say is - not pleasing you, will stop, and we will not talk about it any more. I love you.. Don't start so, Miss Mitchell. I have loved you ever since the first time you looked at me with those clear, liquid, honest, pure eyes of yours. - I have read in their depths more than I ever discov ered in my wanderings over two conti nents. I will not bewilder you by try lng to tell you all I feel; for in so doing I would only bewilder myself. want to give you just the idea and leave you to think it over and get used to it. I can't help loving you, any more than I could help breathing or living If I didn't breathe." "Why Mr, Ebsbourne," she replied, "I don't think I care for you in any way like that." "I didn't expect you to, little one, But you can give me a little hope, can't you 7 You don't dislike me, da you?" "I think you are very kind." "That's enough that's enough Don't need to say another word. I'll go now and let you get used to the idea of having a lover." ' n "Thank you," was all Miss Mitchell could think of to say. True to his word, the major did not urge his attentions upon the little stenographer. The sequel was none of the major's planning. He only knew that-he was speeding down the river road one afternoon, when a young horse driven by a market gardener took fright and plunged about, backing the heavy wag on directly across his way at the mo ment when he supposed the driver was going to be able to manage his team wlthaat further difficult. A Are nice to send to friends out of town Made from negativps taken right here in Ok 4olona, post cards are all the more interest ing. A number of views to select from will be found at the Photo graph Galery of 0K0L0NA, Oris Km:'- MISS. moio waa a crasn auu cue major felt a sharp twinge of pain. When he again oponed his eyes, they were car rying bim in at the ladles' entrance of the Windsor. A f h'lish form ' and white ' face pushod through the tangled crowd of people about him, and a pair of soft pink arms slipped about his neck. The reactionary pains were settling in, but the presence of those arms seemed to lift the tension from his quiver ing r.erves, and he felt as comfortable as a biby on its mother'B breast. And there came flowers every day, and many little home comforts that the major had not seen or thought much about since lie was a chunk of a boy. At lost there came a day when the doctor told the major he might see his friends. The major said something in the strictest confidence to his nurse, and after a very long time Miss Mitch ell came up accompanied by a sweet faced, motherly little woman in black, whom the major knew by instinct must be Miss Mitchell's mother. "Mr. Ebsbourne," said Miss Mitchell, timidly, "I didn't know I cared in that way, but I do." SOLDIERS HUNT COVER. ... Bed Bugs of Southern Texas Are Ens miss Warriors Find It Hard to Rout. Rifle ranges and target practice may be all ve-y fine in theory, declare the regulars at Fort Sam Houston, but the peculiarities of the faunt of south west Texas conspire to make it some what irksome. In other words, the men are com plaining of red bugs. These are so called In Texas. In other places they are known as jiggers or cbiggers. In France they are known as.chigres and in other places as cheguas and chegoes, by which latter name they are lexi cographically catalogued. They are fancifully known as the Leptus lrri tans and by others are called tha Sar copscylla penetrans. By the soldiers they are called hell. It is no uncommon sight to see one of the regulars hunt a secluded spot, unlace bis leggins and his much con voluted trousers, lower his summer cottons and then go after the Leptus. It is the legs of the khaki-clad Achilles that are the favorite sojourn ing spot for the Leptl penetrantes. There is smaller chance jot continuous disturbance from the owner of the shank and greater opportunity to pene trate. The Sarcopyscylla is an entertaining little animal. His salutes are matu tinal and his vespers are nocturnally prolonged. He is with you in your up rising and your down-sitting and is amenable neither to rhyme nojr rea son. He toils not, neither does he spin, but Solomon with all his proverbs can not sting you into so great a dissat isfaction with life as one of these. ' Hence the soldiers are not in favor of target practice when the red bugs come as the perquisites. San Antonio Express. City -Greenhouse for Mourners. To encourage the poorer classes to decorate the graves of relatives and friends with growing flowers instead of With artificial wreaths or cut flow ers the Hammersmith borough coun cil, of England, has erected a green house near Its cemetery gates, where geraniums and other pot flowers may be bought for a few pence Hitherto graves have been adorned with flowers placed in jars and bottles. SCIENCE AND THE ObCULT Possibility . That Twentieth Century Knowledge Will Admit Progress from the Unknown. Will twentieth century knowledge remove the prejudice against the oc cult? Astronomy and geology and chemistry are permitted to be in the hands of the man of science, but life and mind phenomena are declared to be outside the province of physical science, yet the same was said about astronomy and geology and chemistry not many generations ago. Was not war made upon those who undertook to show that the earth was not more than 6,000 years old, and were not .the chemists who showed how or ganic compounds could be formed be lieved to be. enemies of the truth and bent on misleading mankind? Is It not eurious to contemplate that those who know least about a given science should be the ones to set its limits, who know what cannot be done or hoped for so much better than those who devote their lives and their best endeavors to discover what is true and what seems probable? All the progress of science is a progress fr6m the unknown, that is the hidden or the occult, to the known which is not hidden but patent Perhaps the present century will be able effectu ally to warn everyBody of the dan ger of setting any limits to knowl edge. : , . HORSE'S LOVE OF HOME. Heart Hunger One of the Strongest Characteristics of the Animal Longs for Familiar Stall. The strongest instinct in the horse Us that of home all his thoughts and Interests lie there and the most wear ing pain he suffers la that of nostal giathe longing for the familiar stall land the well-loved surroundings, -fcays (Outing. What wonder that our pets almost Invariably return to us from puck unhappy experiences mere shad ws of their former selves and in such -wretched bodily condition that it is months before, they regain their usual neaicn ana spirits, we mama tha pan ta charge, poor feed, bad sta bling, Insufficient pasturage, etc., and overlook entirely the fact that it ra our on. fault, and the direct result The Cause of Many Sudden Deaths. There Is a ' disease prevailing in this country most dangerous because so decep tive. Many sudden deaths are caused by It heart disease, pneumonia, heart failure or apoplexy r are often the result of kidney disease. If kidney trouble is al io wed to advance the kidney-poisoned blood will attack the ii vuai organs or urn kidneys themselves break down and waste away cell by cell. Bladder troubles most always result from a derangement of the kidneys and a cure Is obtained quickest by a proper treatment of th.9 kidneys. If you are feeling badly you can make no mistake by taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy. It corrects inability to hold urine and scald ing pain in passing' it, and overcomes that unpleasant necessity of being compelled to go often during the day, and to get up many times during the night. The mild and the extraordinary effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized. It stands the highest for its won derful cures of the most distressing cases. Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and sold by all druggists In fifty-cent and one-dollar sized bottles. You may have a sample bottle of this wonderful new dis covery and a book that tells all about It, DOtn Homo of Swamp-Root. sent free by mail. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co. Binghamton, N. Y. Whsn writing mention reading this generous offer in this paper. Don't make any mistake, but re member the name, Swamp'Root, Dr, Kilmer'eSwamp-Root, and the address Blngbampton, New York.on every bottle, or neart-nunger wnich no grass, grain or roof-tree could entirely assuage. Of course the little-used muscles have, from lack of exercise, shrunk and lost their firmness and plumpness; the crest has fallen from the same cause; "poverty lines" appear in the quar ters and shoulders; the tail and mane are all out of shape, or all worn away; the feet stubbed off; the coat dingy and sunburnt; the skin full of all manner of scars, cuts and abrasions; all these are the effect, not the cause, of the lack of bodily condition which Is two-thirds due sheerly and solely, in' the high-bred, nervous, sensitive horse, to simple homesickness. Sunday Dyspepsia. "Sunday dyspepsia that is what you have," said the doctor, smiling. "Sunday dyspepsia?" "Yes, and it is not a rare complaint, either. It is due to this habit of eat ing foolishly and gluttonously on Sun day. "Through the week you eat like a sensible man a moderate breakfast early, a light luncheon and a good, substantial dinner at the end of the day. "But on Sunday you eat a heavy breakfast at 10. or 11. At 1 you sit down to an enormous dinner, stuf fing yourself without appetite, and at 6:30, when you are really hungry, you eat light, unsatisfactory food, like Saratoga chips and lettuce . sand wichesIn a word, a Sunday supper. "The result of this change for the worse, made once a week by millions of men, Is Sunday dyspepsia, an ail ment for which I always prescribe a 6 o'clock Sunday dinner." PUBLiC WANTS TOO MUCH. Impossible -to Perfect Gret Inven tions in Short Space of Time A Story in Point Dr. Alexander Graham Bell, in a series of remarkable experiments, has been sending wireless messages from tetrahedral kites. In a discussion of these experiments Dr. Bell said: "It takes a long time to make a new idea practicable and commercial. Most people think the first successful flight of a flying machine should have been immediately followed by the ap pearance, of great fleets of passenger flying machines, or that the first suc cessful wireless message should have been immediately followed by a cheap wireless service to all parts of the world." Dr. Bell smiled. , ' "They would have inventions made practicable with a speed that k only possible in suburban toilet-making," he resumed. "A suburbanite's wife the other morning rushed into the man's room, shook him roughly and said: , " 'John, John! You've ' only got three minutes to catch your train.' " 'AU right,' said the man coolly, as be leaped out of bed and seized his eiotnes. 'Tell the cook to hurry break fast." .: . :-: ,. Chip Off. the Old Block. DeLong I met your son this morn-ingi- -. Shortleigh Don't you think he re sembles me a good deal? DeLong That's what. He tne.l to borrow a dollar fioin The, , Indigestion for 23 Years. Mr. W. G. Mannel, , Bilozl, Miss., says : "1 suffered for twenty-three years with a most severe case of Indigestion. After I had been treated by three physi cians with no benefit, I began to use patent medicines. I used everything I oonld hear of without results, nntil I got the wonderful Fa-Nol. It pave me ? nick relief. My, appetite is fine, and scarcely hare any symptom of my old trouble, although I bave nsed only two bottles up till now. It has done more for me than all I bare tried for years pat together. THE ORIGINAL LAXATIVE COUQM SYRUP ke::::eby'$ laxative k:::emai EDEJJCEEIXI The Mark of When to Quit Hn English journal requested a number of its largest adver tisers to give their opinions con cerning the best time to stop ad vertising, and the following replies were received: When 'the population ceases to multiply and the generations that crowd on after you and never heard of you stop coming on. When you have convinced ev erybody whoee life will touch yours that you have better goods and lower prices than they can get anywhere else. When you stop making .for tunes right in your sight solely' through the direct use of the mighty agent. When you forget the words of the shrewdest and most successful men concerning the mam cause of their prosperity. When younger and fresher houses in your line cease starting up and using the trade journals in telling people how much better they can do for them than you can When you would rather have your own way and fail than to take advice and win. THE MODERN NAZARETH. Boyhood Home of Jesus Is Now an TJp-to-Date and Cosmopol itan City. Nazareth, where Jesus spent his boyhood, calls to. mind a picture of a hazy, half-mythical village of the far east. The Palestine of to-day is a network of railroads and telegraph wires. Modern hotels with elevators and bell boys now occupy sacred places of history. Cafes stand where once the hosts of Israel fought, contending with chariots and horsemen. The awkward camelback is transplanted by the compartment car. One would look in vain for the hospitable villager standing at the door of his humble flat-roofed home. Tall, slanting roofed buildings predominate, with fresh red tiles imported from France. In a prominent place on the brow of a bin stands the English orphan age, which provides for the education of the orphans of Palestine. English and Arabic are taught here, as well as housekeeping and needlework. A telegraph station, with an Ar menian operator in citizen's dress, keeps Nazareth in touch with the world. Here, when occasion demands, messages can click their way across to America. TAKING NO CHANCES. . '.,n f f Han Sought Safety from Lightning by Assuming Position a la Alligator. Tha police at No. 4 station are anx iously trying to solve ., this Query: "Why does lightning never strike an alligator!" .:;. r During the storm the other after noon Patrick Lacey, the . colored po liceman attached to the station, and who Is at o resent encased in janitor Good Printing. r work, was cleaning Ihe" walls," when"! the lightning struck the gong of tb patrol wagon. That was enough for Lacey, who did not stand upon the ceremony of his going, but went 1 The attaches of the station searched! for him for about two hours, appre hensive that tha lightning had got him, but ultimately Inspector R. S. Gray found him lying flat on hiaf stomach on a pile of sawdust in thai cellar. On being asked what he was! doing there, Lacey put this query to the inspector: i "Did you ever hear of an alligatof being struck by lightning!" ' "No; why?" ''It is for that reason I am on my stomach." Pittsburg Press. f Defiance. Nero as in a fierce mood after the), peacock banquet J "Great forum," whispered tha fal senator, "but the boss has a wicked, gleam In his eye! Why, he looks an, though he had the nerve to delta lightning." . "Lightning?" replied tha lean sena tor. "Why, he looks as though ha had the nerve to defy the head, waiter." , V But after tha orange wine the great) emperor was oosorreu 10 ions ove a golden tip. John D. Rockefeller has presented to the University of Chicago a fine collec tion of fossils. He did not include himself In the exhibit. Good crop and good prices are the signs of the times and the reasons why yon can afford to gets that new ri and harness. And we'el make yon as close a price as yon wonld expect in a bard year. Gome and see ns anr way. Adams & Neobeet. Curt Cold, Croup and Wh coping Cong. .