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I 7 Ernes' Short Story. Nature S PepSlIl
I a woman. fche was a queenly brunette,
WHO kissed nm?
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
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
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
Trade Mark.
Noted Ncbraskan's Method of
Sightseeing In London.
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.
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
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
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.
13 ,
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
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
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
'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
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.
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
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
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.
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.

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