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THE IIAIMU: DAILY TIMES, DEC. 2, 1003. I 7 Ernes' Short Story. Nature S PepSlIl I a woman. fche was a queenly brunette, WHO kissed nm? lOrlslnal. The shell seemed to burst lu my very face. There was a flash, an explosion, and I was Bent sprawling backward. Why I was not killed I don't know. A fragment broke my arm, but that was 11 the damage that 'was done by the shell. The concussion did much more, and either flame or gunpowder or both put my eyes in a critical condition. The army was moving every day, and what hospitals were established were full. Those for whom there was no room were left in homes along the way, and I was in one of these houses. I lay on a bod with my eyes closed. The surgeon insisted on blinding them, fcut I protested, and he laid my hand kerchief over them, telling me that if I opened them I would lose niy eye sight I lay thinking of home and the care I would receive were I there. We pity the soldier worn with tramping, cold, hunger; we pity him dead. It is not in . either of these conditions that he really needs our sympathy, but sick or wounded, with so many of his com rades in like condition that he cannot receive attention. As a starving man will pa?3 his time ordering Imaginary dinners, I dwelt upon the acts of lov ing kindness my mother and sisters would lavish upon me were they at hand, or. rather, were I in my own room at home, in my old four post bed stead, my favorite pictures on the wall and decorations with which I had always been familiar on every side. Thus thinking I fell into a semi- slumber, my day dream merging Into sleep dream. My favorite sister came to my bedside and, saying softly "Poor boy." bent over me and kissed me. Before her lips were taken from mine I was awake. Yet the dream did not vanish with the waking. For an in stant longer I felt a pair of lips on mine, and they were extremely lifelike. I took no thought of the surgeon's warn ing, but, seizing the handkerchief, drew It away and opened my eyes. Before my impaired vision became accustomed to the light the person who kissed me had vanished. I heard a rumble of wheels at the door, a hospital steward and two men bearing a stretcher entered, and I was carried out to an ambulance where there was room for one more nud taken to a hospital. There I remained a Rhort time, then was sent away to get treat nient with a view to saving my eye Bight The youngster of twenty-three who could submit to ignorance as to the Identity of the one who has kissed him must be indeed untouched by romance I surely could not. During days and nights that I was obliged to sit or li with closed eyes my mind was ,cou stantly on her, for it never occurred to me that the nerson could be aught but a blue eyed blond. I endowed her with every charm of soul and body that a woman can possess. If ever a man was In love with a fancy I was that man. I recovered and rejoined my com mand. The stern duties of a soldier somewhat diverted my mind, but were incapable of blotting out the fnseina- ion. the desire to learn who it was that kissed me. The army had been driven far from the region where I had been wounded, but soon after I rejoined we recovered the lost territory. Finding myself uear the bouse where I had been kissed. 1 rode in search of it and found it deserted. The only house near by where I could make Inquiries was n the center of a large plantation half a mile distant. There I repaired and. riding up to the veranda, was met by a young girl who at the moment came out of the hall door. The people of the. south whenever Union troops approached suddenly were sure to be disconcerted, for they never knet what treatment they were to cx; enence. i ne gin turneu pale. In order to reassure ber I told her that I b! -iply wished to know what had become f the people who had oo cupied tho house In which I was in terested. She told me that they had gone away; that the family consisted of a father, a mother end three grown daughters. As she recovered her equa nlmity and I pushed my questions as to the daughters the told me that the youngest was a pretty girl of 6ev enteen. while her sisters were ordi nary, one of them an old maid. I told her that she had only added fuel to my curiosity and begged her to tell me more atout them. She not only did so. but promised to try to find them for me We remained in the locality for some time, and I saw her frequently. She soon told me that she had seen the family and promised me an interview but kept putting me off, tantalizing me with different stories. Neverthe less I managed to endure the delay, for I was becoming engrossed with th young lady herself. She kept on with her Information, but the statements va ried from day to day. She declared that the daughters denied my story en tirely. Then the youngest and prettiest had kissed me. The next day it was the old maid. I liegan to suspect that I was being fooled. Indeed, I had lost my heart to the investigator, nnd the investigated ceased to interest me. One moonlight night I told her of my love. The corners of her mouth quirked up in a smile. "Rut the girl who kissed you?" "I fancy that was n dream." "It wss not." "How do you know?" "Because I was that girl." Then she explained that during the fighting she had gone to the house to help care for the wounded and under an impulse had 'taken a kiss from me. She recognized nie the moment she saw me again and had turned pale, not from fright, but dreading I should know her. HENRY BALLARD. , . .. ." tiY 7iTy. -"tit Trade Mark. IT SHARrr.X9 THK A1TETITE. IT FROMOTES Wi ESTION. IT QUICKENS THE GASTRIC JUICE. IT TONES EVERY ORGAN ., IT SOOTHES THE NERVES. IT MAKES RICH, RED BLOOD. IT BUILDS THE WHITE CORFCSCLES. IT BRINGS THE SLEEP OF CHILDHOOD IT FUTS THE INVIGORATING THRILL OF PERFECT HEALTH INTO ALL FARTS OF THE BODY AND LIFTS MAN OR WOWAN TO NEW HEIGHTS OF MENTAL AND PHYS ICAL ENJOYMENT. ALL DRUGGISTS. LARGE BOTTLE, $1.00 PAW-FAW LAXATIVE FILLS, 25 CENTS PER BOTTLE. BRYfiil Oil ENGLISH SOIL Noted Ncbraskan's Method of Sightseeing In London. MISSES LITTLE AED QUESTIONS ALL fill IflF'P'Q VIW li RlIM I almost forgot to tell you he never wear UIL lUiiU O WILU II U 11. a bat playing golf, for the sun exposure John D. Rockefeller's Flight From Crank With Hair Tonic. AN IBOIDEHT OF THE GOLF LINO Major Blossom of Cleveland Tells of a, Moat Itemnrkable Gome With the Slultlmllllonalre How Hoth 1-led When Bottle of Tanlc la ttoppused Anarchist's Hand Fell aa He Was Jerked Bak by a Servant. Major Carlos II. Blossom of Cleve land, O., who went to New York re cently to see the horse show, has been playing golf all summer and fall w-;th hi friend and neighbor, John I. Rocke feller; not at the Euclid club nor the public grounds, but at the eighteen hole course on Mr. Rockefeller's estate, Tb; Highlands. Cleveland. Major Blossom had this golfing experience with the great oil magnate to relate, says the New York Commercial Advertiser: "John is quite rich," said he blandly, "and of course is bothered with cranks, who think that a man with money and brains ought to be shot As a matter of self protection, therefore, he has his golf course surrounded with a high steel fence and the gates guurded by six green coated henchmen, who are i strictly ordered to let no one pass on any condition. If any one insists on , coming in-myself for example-John always comes down from the house to see who it is himself. Well, this last month (October) I was playing around j With John as usual. We were just leuv- j ilig the twelfth tee. I think, when the; serving man just aside of John gave a J yell, 'Look out:' dropped a glass or two r,rr hia trnv. and the next th'ng I knew John bad dropped his brassy and was ii w u i' winti. i he considers a hair tonic. YY neu i caught up John was in the bushes around the first tee, with bis head cov ered with leaves and well, we were both pretty scared, I tell you. I crawled in near him, and John cursed his serv ing man s a coward the fellow had beat us all out in the run In and won dered If the crunk really would throw the bomb before Peter caught him. when suddenly Peter appeared up the hill with the fellow by the coat collar. We saw that he had a bottle in his hand that is, the anarchist bad and he had long hair and a red nose. Well, John yelled out before me: "Hey, there, l'eler! Stop where you are and and destroy that bomb or do something. Can't you see, you idiot? Don't come j an? nearer!" The anarchist laughed i grimly at this, and I was dumfounded to see I'eter grin too. I. began to sus pect a conspiracy and was preparing to take a flying start back tnrougn me , bushes when the anarchist sings out: j '"Mr. Rockyfeller, I believe. Well, 1 hare here' He held up the bottle, but before he could throw it Peter had jerked him back, and the bottle went out of bis hands and up into the air. When we took our heads from the ground there the bottle lay, emptying a red liquid into the grass, and the an archist looking sad nnd Peter holding on to his mouth like a fool. "'Thank God!' says John, eying the broken glass suspiciously. We got up on our feet, and suddenly when I looked at those two fellows I began to feel a bit uneasy nnd ns though I'd been sold. Rut John didn't. "'Well.' says John, going right up to the anarchist, 'your bomb, I am sorry, sir, didn't work.' ' '"Romb!" says the anarchist haughti ly. 'Your servant, sir, has destroyed my magical hair oil. Rut allow me, Mr. Rockyfeller, to' i "Rut John and I were through with TO HARDEN ARCTIC SEED. Plan of Swedish Authority to Gravr Grains Able to Resist Frost. In view of the scarcity of seed grain Inured to the arctic climate of the norr land. and of the fact that Canadian and other foreign grains sown In the vicin ity . of Stockholm, Sweden, have not produced seed, Paul Uellstrom, chief of the government biological institution at Lulea, has projected a method of hardening oats, barley and other plants to frost, says the Chicago News. His plan is to grow the plunts in a green house, where the temperature can be regulated by means of a refrigerating machine. The lowest temperature the plants will stand without being frost bitten will first be ascertained. The temperature will then be lowered slisrhtly below this point and the hardy plants that survive left to mature seed for next year. Seed obtained In this manner will -be sown .and subjected to a temperature sliirhtlv lower than that which the parent plants survived. The seed pro duced by the survivors of the second year's freezing will be subjected to the same treatment, and so on for five or six years, when. It i3 supposed, plants grown from these seeds will be able to withstand the night frosts which so fremieutlv destroy the crops in the norrland. The government has decid ed to bear the expense of the expert ments, which, if they succeed, may avert a recurrence of famine in the northern province. Tradesmen, rolleemen aad Cabbies. Porters, as Well as Ambassadors and Others of Distinction, Are Thoreaahlr Questioned Ue Ab sorbs Knowledge at Every Stage nnd Meets TlnslnK Problem With, at riiachina-. During the course of his systematic Bightaeeing in England, William Jen nings Bryan, the noted Nebraskan, lunched at the Cheshire Cheese tav ern, an Fleet street, Loudon, occu pying the seat which, according to a tablet In the wall, was the favorite seat f Dr. Samuel Johmion, and remarked that be would know the portrait any where because of the family resem blance to Torn Johnson, aays Charles Micbelson in a special cable dispatch from London to the New York Ameri can. Mr. Bryan's lunch consisted of stewed steak; but, being a teetotaler, he bad to forego the bitter beer which Dr. Johnson found so acceptable. lie cop ied from the menu the Johnson quota tion, "No, sir, thete is nothing which has been contrived by man by which bo much happiness has been produced as by a good tavern," and indorsed the eentiment. Naturally he bought a book about the place, as he buys a book about everything he sees and, what la more, reads them. Bryan ia about the most conscien tious aightseer that ever the world's metropolis identified, and It does iden tify Bryan. Wherever be goes he is recocnized, and there is about as much curiosity about him as there is about the kibr of Italy, who is also in Lon don. It was this king who gave L-rynn his first sight of royalty. Bryan was returning from the Cheshire Cheese when a procession escorting the visit ing ruler came along the 1 hames m bankmeut from Guildhall, and the postle of Democracy found himself Harvard Man Worn Ills Waiter, hot Was Pestered ky Hoodlants. Followed by an obstreperous crowd bemmed in by a crowd in front of fcom-, mniden9j erset House. The emDanameut - ',,,., nf Tinrvnrd walked lined with soldiers and tI)irty mih flm the Oakley Country Bryan soon found what was xpted i Waverlv to a spot Scituate SENATORIAL REPARTEE. C'ollosor Between llannn nnd Free' tor on Their Mornlnar tireetlnrs. The other morning salutation be ivhh Knntor Ilanna and Senatoi Proctor was enlivened by a little repar tee, says the Washington Post. The Vermonter came upon the triumphant Obioan and spoke out curtly, but kaid ly, in that fine basso profundo voice which has no peer among all the basso profundos in congress: ; "How's the old man?" "Y"ou should answer that question yourself." retorted Senator Ilanna. look lng at the aged beard and towering fig ure of the Questioner. "Now. vou might not think so," Sena tor Proctor came back as be leaned acainst a convenient table, after had taken you on a hunting expedition or for a day's fishing." "No, no. I'm not going to do that with you." replied Senator Ilanna tn deprecatory tone, ns though he were ready to throw up his hands at the suggestion. Rut he quickly turned the collouuy to one of Mr. Proctor's hunt insr expeditions in northern New Eng land not many weeks ago that ended in an appearance before the local mag! trate for shooting out of season. He made Mr. Proctor tell now 1 spied the raccoon vhich brought hi so much publicity over the country up a trwv whereupon the two senator were willing to call it quits on theli morning salutation. says the Romo'c man, to a fellow traveller, in a parlor car, and that means your blood is out of order. These kidneys of yours cannot pass every ounce of the blood that is in your body through their delicate tissues many - . n . 11. times a day without becoming contaminated ana au eased, u that same blood is surcharged L i hJm A iff ' with poison ous secretions. Make your blood pure; tone up your stomach; help all the vital organs of your body to dispel the false secretions in a manner that Nature intended should be followed out, and you cease to know pain. liiaUokS 13 , Ask (or RCM0C LAXATIVE TABLETS SURE CURE FOS COXSTIPATIM. We har inT,HaateA Itomnr. W hrunm that mil that is 'nid ly th Jtm 1 fMtrfinittr t I hi wtmAerfvl KW it trw. and vti will refund ? pri f th remmlif not tatUUd with tha rftulf obtained. ittmemr, Mm guarmtitttd and fid bp RICKERT & WELLS,! 160 North Main St, Barrc, VL EXCITING WALK FOR $100. NO KISSING IN ZION CITY. iy finvrn th( hill like followed along, kind of looking around ,,0if for that day." to see what was the troume, wueu u.( at once 1 caught slgbt 'f a tigniv flying over the knoll back of us with bis hair stralgbt back from his Head nuu wmr thing black waving In his band and u six footer with bis green coimuna lng coming behind like a steam engine. "Well then 1 started after John, w ho was just clipping tin- tbe Kixth hole bunker, bareheaded, of course. 1 Training Thieves. In a school for pickpockets in Taris there nre n number of dummies which turn on .a pivot with the slightest touch. Tbe young thieves practice tak ing articles from the pockets of the figures till they can do so without mov ing them. " - eJ pjMnHBfljajajBsnnsaiaflpajij, Pills Keep them in the house. Take one when you feel bilious or dizzy. They act directly on the liver. i,owa. m.. Iliaie AsiiinKt Oneiilatlon Jssoed by l)onl. 'No kissing in Zion" is General Over seer John Aiexanuer uowius miem bnttlecry says a Waukegan (111.) dis patch. Lovers and others inclined to the exercise of tho ancient art of kiss- lmr are likely to have a sorry time of It henceforth, for the fiat of tho master of Tlion has gone forth, and this means that Zion City is to be kissless. One Zion City young man has already felt the wrath of Elijah 111. as a result of tbe antikissing -ukase. The other niirht he cave one of the occasional iirtios liich constitute the social ' pleasures of the community. The shocking .announcement was made to Howie bright nnd early the next morning by one of his omnipresent detectives that he had seen a tender salute exchanged between a dashing cavalier and one of Zion's coy maidens. The host has boon forbidden to gi rtny more parties.. and waited on the sidewalk for the royal carriage to come. Kins Edward was not in tne proces sion, but the Trlnce f Wales and the Duke of Connaught were, bo sir. i-ry-an had a rood Tiew of them; also of the kins and queen of Italy, laeir majesties looked a good deal Dorea Dy the whole proceeding, and some thin j f the same expression was noticed oa the face of the great Kebraskan. Hia only comment on the royal pa rade was that the English people seem ed to take their dignitaries philosoph ically. The, next stage ia bis exploration or London led Bryan to Westminster ab bey. The verger took him through and pointed out the tomba of forgotten kings, murdered princes and beheaded notables in the singsong way peculiar to the tribe of exhibitors of famous places. Here, as elsewhere, Bryan was thorough and systematic. First he thor oughly inspected the beautiful build inff on all sides; then he took the dec orations, panels and carvings in the nave and transept, sternly averting nis eyes from the monuments and tombs until he had secured a proper lmpres irn f their surroundinffs. Then be went with tbe verger, and that gowned guide had a new experience. Bryan did not disturb him in his recital or in? names and deeds of mere kings and aueens. but he cross questioned him closely about every tomb that hold the body of a man distinguumca tor what he did for the people. He tarried at the spot from which Cromwell's body was torn after the restoration to be hanged and spent much time In the poets' corner. He would not discuss the erTeet of so much buried royal splendor, but there was with him all tbe time his son, a imam junior, and it was easy from the man ner in which be called the boy's attcn Uon to the violence of the death of so many great ones of English history to read his mind. lie was tremendously im pressed by the beauty of the abbey it self, but the record of murders, behead ings and violations of the sepulchrr made a stronger impression upon him than did the glory of the dukes and kings of England. Bryan differs from the majority of American sightseers in London. lie really wants to see and hear and does not care who knows that he is a ten-1 derfoot ia London. He questions ev erybodytradesmen, policemen, cab bies and porters, as well aa amuassa dora and others of distinction. He pays all charges wlUiout objection ana meets the tipping question without flinching, but he asks the cabmen ad about themselves, their eamiugs, their history, and absorbs knowledge at ev ery stage of his Journeyings. The souvenir books, guides and catalogues which he has already collected would make a first class start for a library of London reference. Beach, covering the distance in seven hours and twelve minutes and thereby winning $1W from one of his college mates, who bet that the distance could not be covered in less than seven hours and a half, says a Cambridge special to the New York World. Although Whiting won, his friends had plenty of fun at bis expense. Pre vious to his attempt bills were dis tributed profusely along the route an nouncing the day and the hour on which he would appear and advertis ing that he would distribute chewing gum to the women, tobacco to the men and football suits and baseballs to the boys living in the districts through which he was to pass. Naturally these notices were taken with due seriousness by the Juvenile portion of the population, and when ever Whiting appeared he was ussailed by crowds of little muckers, whose yells of "Hey, there! Gimme me foot ball pants!" "and, "Say, mister, whore's dat baseball?" followed him ns per sistently, as the clatter of his own foot steps on the hard stone walks. At times these crowds grew to such alarm ing proportions that he could with dif ficulty force his way through them. Then, knowing that time was valuable, he would duck into a store where his youthful satellites dared not follow and would throw them temporarily oft his track by stealing out the back door and running on through alleys and over garbage heaps as fast as he could. Travel of Wind nnd Waves. Waves travel faster than the wind which causes them,' and in the bay of Biscay frequently during the autumn and winter in calm weather a heavy sea gets up and rolls in on the coast twenty-four hours before the gale which causes It arrives and of which it is the prelude. CENSOR OF HAND OKGAN5. Il&rtford'a Poliee Board Culls t'pon Chief Rram to Say Wbnt Is Music. Chief of Police Kyan of Hartford, Conn., has been declared by the board of poliee commissioner to be the city's musical censor, and it will be up f him in the future to decide when a street organ is an instrument dissemi nating harmony and when it ia a nui sance, says the Hartford Post. There are people who hold that a street organ is at all times a nuisance and at no time disseminates sweet harmony, but the commissioners came to the conclu- j aion that they did have rights on the streets, and they put it up to cniei Byan to decide when they exceed those rights. The matter came up in the form of a complaint from C F. Sweet, a dealer in oils, who wrote that one of tbe organs ground out distressing strains near his place of business for over au hour and that when he remonstrated the grinder told him to go to that locality where or gan grinders have been mentally con signed by thousands ever since they first came into existence, Mr. Sweet went to the police station instead,, but was unable to obtain satisfaction. After considering this complaint the commissioners decided that there were times when au organ was u nuisance and placed the matter in Chief Hyan's hands, ns previously stated. Naturally the chief will have to hear the music before he can decide the question, and consequently concerts may be looked for dally at the police station. An or gan grinder complained of as a nui sance will presumably be hauled to the police station, and there Chief Byan will give him or his organ a hearing. If the culprit plays "Why Iid They Sell Killarney?'' or something of that sort he will probably stand a fairly good show of having his efforts consid ered music, but if he ever strikes up "Hiawatha" or similar selections be will in all probability be adjudged a nuisance on the spot and be locked up in the dungeon. - v Always PL?me'ibep the Full Name S axafcvn lrc20 fiuffliws Cur!.'4tCi.- -jy, Cfeip ia 2 Days 8.7JrA onevery yy?nsm box, 2Sc "Washed Silver." The danger of contagion in dirty money passed from hand to hand pro miscuously has occurred to many peo ple. Thackeray once wrote of a club in London where it was the custom to give the members such change as they might require in "washed silver." That would not be a bad idea in any busi ness where money is not too rapidly turned over. 'A f i ft i L'K i. Long Idle Iron Tlnnts Reonen. Reading, Pa.. Dec. 1. After an Idle ness of several weeks the Oley street and Ninth street mills of the Readina Iron company have resumed, giving employment to 500 hands. The Car penter Steel works, with the exceptioa of the crucible department, also started up. It is believed this company will continue in steady operation notwith standing that it has gone into the bandi of a receiver. TO Ct'ltK A COLD IS OS K DAY Take Laxative Bronio Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it falls to cure. K. W. titove's signature is ou I each box. 25c. Rich Milk from Our Own Herd. (Telephone 214-13.) Everything Under Best San'.tary Conditions.