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Py Will Alien Dromgnols, In The
Household: Aunt Kmmellne got up one
morning with a pnln In her back. She
bsd been busy all the week, he'pirg the
white people prepare for Thanksgiving.
"'Pears like It wuzn't mad fur no
bady but de rich, nohow," she told her
self, as she dragged on her eld rhnes
and ret about getlltig breakfast for her.
self and little f phralm, the boy asletp
la the bed she had just vacated.
The complaint was not made aloud;
not for the world would she have per
mitted that boy to h-ar her throw a
suspicion on that season whl-h to him
wjj one br' f be-nitlful dreim.
For every i.lht when shp came home
to the cabin, had rhc entertalrcd h'rn
with accounts of the grat dlnm'rs rh
had hron prfp.irlne and the hoy had
listened, ed a'kod qiKFtlons.. until
ft wonder In h's bli round eves would
e nulte eitniulh"d In n'eep.
For Fphrai-n wis a crlrp'". I little
errm with a tw!td lee. and i mind
ae drV't es the one t-llver dollar that
had hen Hi.
,, Aunt Fmmt'tlne railed Mrn her "M"'
man.'' her '111' hoi'iM-V'-rnr.' when lav
biir th rabtn mnrnlnss for her work,
and pro-nled to t"ll him nil nboet
Tr-pnkTlvrfr when he p-t hick. "If he
ten'Vrt rlcht poirt to thine?."
II d'y C-e 1'tHe face wou'd wntph
t the wtrc,"w for her rett'rn, nlthontrr
pre nfV!-r rae nn'll tlr d.Tkness hed
ftI'iti i tho ropts rprn cmntv
Tr'-" "B"wn tev bd eilrn t' e'r oup-iT
wrtvi nrpn jn nur of sweet ont"t
to b' t -h-n th mother wn'fl tk
her rVA i hrr n""8 and fr''l h!m o
h fcH"ht, hfsi-t""l world md bright
er -"d r-n-n beautiful by the gojd, glad
. Trt row It IncVpfl but one dny of
Th"-ti-piv-g pnrl now Aunt Emmnlln"'
mi'' h o!7 enrly.
"i-og" ,1-,, c"'''d. whon the coffee b"
girt to te:T "Jump up now, i eit y'
brrMtJ'. S'?rnv pot lo go mltrht"
k-v-i. mtrtv nirh Think-rlb-ln'."
'" m i'T' B-l.1 Fr-h-nim. dr-g-lnt o"
his rr--1 o' i s're. "Wh re you gwtne
to h et tnr'-y. mammy?"
"At t"p Mayor', "n. I got to dre?
dev.i'l's t''cky ted it."
. '"'IH dry hrb cranb"rr'o, too. lnl-:
1aw7"r t"""v wl.at you cooked de pies
-r, ,i(,v m honey, d it dey will. T'"
Mvej- a'n't- pwlne to b oi'Mcne lr
rr""n', T till you, let 'lone T'.:anki'b
'n'." ""ill Av hah sylbbub, lak M1.49 TU
"", s-b en plenty ob It."
"Fa reun cake?"
'Tn rraftin cake, too."
'Tn fwpt p'rHes.lack de prechcr ob
de rosnel'a wife?"
' "Tea de earns, en mor."
pro round eyes grew hlrp;er,
"tetiby dey'll hnb oyychers fried in
cracker- s""-ps, lack de resteran' man
"Tea, fah. dey'll hab 'em, only dey
gwl"e staff m lnl'e de tuckey."
The hov vrnn silent for a moment;
then, with a lopsr, deep s'(fh:
"Mammy," a'ad he. "I w.h't us could
fc-K m Tnrer)tin' tOO."
"Yes. mebSy we kin, a imc time. Jea'
ymi he a pood en tek kee do houce
en FTft while mammy ko wsrk' an' meb
by ThanksftlbH' (rwlne enme 'long tf
we-a'I. too. some o' dse dty."
f'he d'dn't expect !t, however; hers had
hern a life of h!rdhin; rominne had
faded from It long afro, and lived now
n!y In the bny.
He et himpelf thlnklni? when she
had lef him alone. I'c had hoard a
K nod deal about Thanksnlvlnfr; It evi
dently belonged to everybody alike
therefore everybody was In duty bound
to celebrate It.
As to the dinner? Well, that was a
feature of the day, to be eure; but he
fpJt eflnel to that. too. He was rather
late beginning, with suc h a dinner at
ha meant to serve, but he would do Ids
beet. In a few minutes he was hard
at work, dishes clattering, kettle tinn
ing, spoons playing. The little cabin
had aeldom seeu o busy a day; the
town Itself held not so happy a boy a:
little black Ephralm preparing hb
Thanksgiving dinner. When Aunt Km
mellne, weary and footsore, dragged
herself home at dark, ehe was greeted
with the found of singing. Ephralm
o4ce ringing out, not In Thanksgiving
perhaps, he bad never thought of that,
but Just In joy, and the gracious con
tent that comes with employment and
with hope. I'trhnps that might be a
Thankjglvln hymn after all, since "Joy
is the grace we owe to Clod."
. The cabin was ablaze with light, a
rich, warm fire-glow that went out to
meet her as she opened the creaky old
In the center of the mom stood Eph
talm, his back to the (Ire, his slight
body leaning sgalma his crutch, while
he bent over (something that might hive
been a royally spread banquet table,
fr all the show and st.lne of It.
In truth. It was a big box that had
served as a sort of sideboard for dlnhcs,
Una, and water buckets, all these years.
A Clean, gorgeously pictured newspa
per aerved as tablecloth; the dishes,
both aa to material and contents, were
rart, aa well as original. The board
falsi? aclntll sled with splendor, aa the
aaasaa of the big fireplace mounted
Mffcar an4 blghtr up tha black-throat-
y -ret ended SViaxtsjyMpj.
Blinded ty ti e light, Aunt Emmellne
staufiered forwid, whin tne voice ot
) t.phialm rang out In delighted, If
; frightened, protest
"Look out.marr.my !" he cried. "You'll
smash tomethln' 'nulhir. D n't tet-1.
this here: Cia heie's de ThJi.ksgM.i'
dinner fur we-all tomorrer. Look et
dat! Ain't dat finer'
Aunt Kmmellne rubbed her eyes, and
straightway ei.tred Into his pit-asurrs.
"It El.o' am," tal-. the. "1 It sl.o' am a
at rumptlous 'casion. What's hit all
"Kit's dest a 'tend-like dinner, mam
my," said i.phralm. "Dey ain't no s!0"
nulT eat'n's, but It's a mighty fine
'lend-l.ke, 'sho's i,u bawn."
"1 fcho' sptc It am," salj Aunt Km
mellne, aa ei.e dropped for a muinent
into tiie chimney coiner to warm het
fet-t at Kpl.ralrn's good blaze, "tn we
all gut to be tatlsfitd wld hit. somehow,
beca'se hit's all de Thankngibin' we
g'Aine git. Le white foli-.s dey ain't
pay me much d;s ti.ne; dty say city
pure, too, en ef diy km nil up dey own
dinner hit's de mos dey kin da. liui
(ley gib me eorne clothes en things.
.Siarry's got yuu a god pair fe?en-han'
bifceches, en a shirt, en a cott ih..t
ain't got nar" hole In It. De prcachrr ob
de gosptl'a wife gimme de.-n. En I got
a good iLtnm.-l petticoat, what V.it-s Til
sum gimme for whippln' up her cakes,
en drcs-iln' ob de tmkey, en scourin' up
de kiui.en en po'ches. She's sort o'
fractious aomcttines. but sue men anus
K'ltj) ginerous ,'fore she d )iie wld yi.u.
i.n de Mnyor, he gim:ne a dollar; he's
Ce bos' one In dl town. Wld dat do:i:ir
inamr.iy givine buy her chile a long r
crutch, en dey ahi't no Tiiankegibln'
d.nnt r gwlne git a tent ob It: naw tah."
Kphraiin F.trolied over to the opposite
side of the hearth, and stood content
edly looking down liilj the (Ire.
"We cot p'mty, anyhow," suld he,
after ft lone, thoughtful silence.
"Yea, we B l some titers, en some
me.'il 'fur a hoecake; t.i mammy gwlne
itay f t home all Ue day, loo."
"Hoecake?" laughed the boy. "I say
aot-c.;l;e en tutors! We got tu:key, tn
pound ;il.e, en pie, tn jily, en tilings.
uouk et Uble; you forglt dat tuble,
manuny. Yoa furs It de 'tend-like."
There was u knock at the door that
brought Aunt Kmi.iellne to her feet
in a hurry, t-at a;;ain endangertd tiie
J hynlvf:slvitig board.
"i.ot.k out, inninmy," Kphraim tailed
-;ut, iurily. "Don't tetch dl h re; uls
it re am J'J syllabub fur to-nm: rcr,"
.Hid lie maik: a fi'anllc d.iHh for tin
jysler can. beautifully burnished, on
top of which he had set a cracked china
oowl filled to the brim with a rich, yel
lowish liquid that mlRht Indeed have
been the much-coveted Southern sylla
bub, had It not been a bowl of Aunt
Emmellne'a own beat aoft-suap.
But the woman was at the door, where
a young while man stood waiting ad
mittance, a well-dressed, good-looking
young fellow, evidently used to the
higher walks of life.
"Aunt Enimeline," fald he, a hand on
either door-facing, "mother sent me by
to ank you to come over ar.d serve din
ner for her tomorrow. She sayB she-
would like you to get there early, by
Aunt Kmme'.lne thought of h r ach
ing feet, her empty pocket, the d iy ane
had meant to have at home with line.
The young man's mother was Lawiui
Duffy's wife, and her dinners vrt
sumptuous affalra. It would be a lo;ig.
hard day's work, with perhaps a pill
of odds and ends scraps from the feasi
to f h jW for It at night. Hlie hesitated .
"I'u mighty nigh bruk down." said
iihe, at laat. "En tomorrer, hit's
Thankfgibin'. I's done wucked all dt
week, mlphty hard; en dey ain't nobody
paid me nar cent, 'ceptln" ob de Mayor.
Aldo dey Is mos' ob dem' gimme sime
thln' 'nothcr. Yo' ma ain't gimme noth
!n', en I wurked two days fur her. 1
reckln" I'm 'bleeged to stay home to
.T.orrer en rest."
Hut the young man was not listen
ing ;he had stepped Into the room, and
was looking, with eyes that saw deeper
ihan Aunt Kmmellne had seen, at the
make-believe feast of crippled ICph
alm. He was a reporter for a dally paper
In the city; a very new, a very earnest,
md a very ambitious reporter. He saw
l story, a funny, a very, very funny
Thanksgiving story In that paper-covered
box, and Its curious viands. He
was soon to see somethlnr? deeper than
fun In the Thanksgiving spread. He
st?pred fuither Into the room, anl slood
beside Ephralm looking down upon the
"Hello, little boy," said he. "What
have we got here? A Thanksgiving
dinner, as sure as I'm a'lve."
Ephralm's eyis danced with delight.
He was Innocent of ridicula in any f -rm
"Yes, sih," said he. "Mil's vo'y a
Thankpfl'iln' dinner. Aldo It am dest
"A 'tend-like. I 'ter-d like dls he:e
box am a table, en dil here paper am
one ob de linen clofs mammy done up
fcr fa while folks las' week, en rte.e
thing's m de estcn's en de d' inkln's. 1
reckln hit's a mighty fine flnncr. dest
fur twou niggers la. eat up an by. oe,y.
se'vss." ' . -
Aurt Ktnmtllns triad to Intarfere, but
tha rapwiar aa4'
"Let hlin alone; it pleases him to
Seartely realizing that he did so, the
young man diew a chair to the Impro
vised table, and began to ask questions
ol the no -it le.narkab'.e Thanksgiving
menu on record. He was enjoying it,
tto. quite as much aa little black Kph
raim. "What'a this, Ephralm?" said the vls
l!or, poll, ting to a little round upturned
fix-box In the ccnt r of the table.
"Dut? Dat's a u-asun cake, what de
Mayor ob de town sent rr.e fur dinner
t.moirer. Llt's a'tend-llke cake, but I
'spec' hit's a resun one."
"TUV was a sort of oblorg bit of
coal slag that Ephtaiin. "Don't you
j see de l atr.ley, en de airjs 'round hit?
i Mister Lawyer Duffy sent me dat."
The repoiter whl.-tltd; tven Aunt Em
mellne drorped her face over her bread
tray to chuckle. She understood Jut
what a surprise It muKt be t3 the
starchy young reporter' to hear of his
Kiim, rilent, aristocratic, close-fisted
father fending a 'Thanksgiving turkey
to a little crippled nrijro. Dut fhe saw
no meaning in the suggestion that the
turkey was a atone, as the young man
saw. "J'e si o did," Kphraim was say
ing, "En dis here am de graby en
stuffln's." A little fe.t, black linger
pointed across the board to a bowl ol
sawdu; t,' plentifully cnilelied with peb
bles and old corks that he had found
among some empty, i-uuwuu'u.-u uutiien
under the hoirae.
"What makes you say Lawyer DufT.v
sent the turkey?" asked the reporter,
with peculiarly Fensitive Interest.
"Case onc't, 'fore my brudJer Ben
died, de folks all Bay he stale a tucl.ey,
en df;y put him In fur hit. En Law
yer Duffy he say he didn't do it. En he
say hit till dey let Den out o' de Jail.
Didn't he, mammy?"
The woman ;o iked up from the hearth,
where the waa kneeling" in the act ol
slai ping the corn take upon the hoe.
"Yes, Lawyer Duffy cleared Den."
Hiild she. "lien worked fur him in his
olilce lor.fr e3 he lined, after da:."
"Lar!" aU fpln-alm, "ain't I tui' you
8i? He's a m.R.Uy good man, I tel.
The reporter smiled a queer sort of
'smile, and Aunt Kniilie.lne did not Hay
that Den's years of dcrvii e were puyinjr
t;.e great lawyer hi fee for d.fendin.,
lilm, but the youi.g man understood.
"Lis he; a now," Epl.ru.m went or.
vith his bill of fare, "dia here box to;,
o' sail am de mince pic what de preach,
er ob de g .spel's wire done sjnt. !.
nere iilate o' fcheilH lilt's rice, en dc dials
o' splinters Cat's macaroni, en dis her.:
string o' spools, dey's passages. De gro.
c'ry man, on de caa' corner ob de public
quar' nent dem, all ob dcm. He'a a
line man, I tell you. Onc't when I foteh
some sassages to Miss TilHi'm, when his
boy was gone, he deft tuck en gimme
a whole one, a big fat one, all fur rny
Be'f. Didn't he, mammy?",
Aunt Ermneiine nodded, and s"t the
smoky cofite-pot back upon the hearth
where it would not boll as;:i;n.
"Dis here bowl o' syllabub, now,"
said Ephralm, Ir.dlcatlr.g the dish o:
toft-soup, "Miss TKsum sent me dat.'
"ITiss 'J'llaum? That cross, uly, old
nald? Do you mean her?" asked tht
thoroughly amued reperttr.
"Naw, sir," Bald the boy. "I mean dat
ar j.urty, good, glnrcs lady what I! !-.
on the corner ob Chlsnut atreet. Dat'r
tie one I mean?."
The repoiter broke Into a lauh. "Rut
she wouldn't I menn do you reall
think she would?" said he.
"Yes, sah, I mos" know she would.
She gimme a piece o' pie onc't, en onc't
she gib mammy kome buttermilk to me!
up de bread wld. Didn't the, mammy:
"Twlce't," said Aunt Kmmellne, soft-
The young man rose, a hand In either
"You haven't told me yet what tiros
marbles scattered over the table mean,"
said he, not willing to lose one Item
of the strange feast.
"Dem? Dey's de good wills what dee
g-ies long wld presents, uldo dey might
be unges, ef dey wuzn't ma'bles."
The reporter studied the table care
fully; the " 'tend-lU c" was pretiy wel
complete. He would UUe to have a part
In It somehow. 4
"Ephraim," (he saJd, "you need
yes, I am sure you need another cake."
"Yes, rah," paid Ephralm. "hut dey
ain't nobody let" to gib It to me."
"Well, fix up one somehow, out of
flour, or dirt, or cornme-il. I don't can
what, and you can say 'the reportei
gave you that one.' "
"Yes, sah; I'll mtk It out o' flour, er
dtn hlt'll be a white one," said Ihe
boy, already gettlnpc out another plate.
The ripcrter turned to Aur.t Emme.
"Here's n dollar for you. Aunt Fnfme
"Ir.e," at: J I he, "and the tuxt time moth
er forgets to pay you, you jupt conn
to me. You'll come tomorrow?"'
"Ys, r.-h; I'll bo dar by 8 o'clock, ef
Ce Lawd rrai's me."
A mo:nnt later, the rerort-r was til
the grocer's, whence Kpht aim's Imag
inary donation hrd been tent. As he
went In he met a fenthmnn coml-v;
out, "Mayer." ho rrledi "I was JtS't
going to call on you. Will y6'u come
back a n;omnt?"
Tha Mayor turned bacx :n;o tha grocery.
"Mayor, i:id Mr. Johnson, bflh of
you, I have turned missionary."
The Mayor and the grocer smiled,
"That means you sre out begging!"
s-jid the former. "I be.leve all inlasiun.
"Eor others, yes, sir. I am njt pre
cisely that sort of a missionary; but 1
attended a Thanksgiving dinr.e. this
eveninc t3 which you two gimtlemen
were both contributors. I have come in
here to tell you about It."
Anol when the story ended the Mayor
was blowing his r.oAt wl;h all his
"I rtckon I am an old fool." said he.
"A seft old fool; the very plekanninies
have found It out. As for you, sir, you
get out of here, with your 're isun cake,"
before I fine yju 'for contempt.' "
The reporter went out, but he went
laughing. At the door he put his head
in again to sry;
"And don't f irget to put In an orange,
both of you. He said the 'unges' were
'good wills.' "
The Mayor turned to the grocer:
"When you Fend the rice and maca
roni and paus-ages, send down the cake
for me. Select a good one, and be sure
it has rais.ns in It.''
"All rl;ht, Mayor." lauphed the gro
cer. "I'll g?t it th're by 8 o'clo-k to
morrow. At the do.,r the Mayor lurried
"I say, don't forgrt the oranges."
"I won't; one apiece.'-
"If Thankf-givlns and Christmas did
n't corne alo.ig once a year." he told
himself as he walked toward his home,
"I reckon we would ail foigit whit it is
to remember tiie poor. They kind o' pull
us up tti'.h a halt and a prick at our
s-lfsh hearts, and set us thinking of
The reporter meanwhile was telling
his ptory to tw.e "pietty ftoj, ger.e.oja
Miss Tilgurn," tn her stilt little Kitting
room on Cnestnut street.
"Send syllabub to a lazy n'Bger, shall
I?" she tnapped. "They're a-" ungrate
ful lot. I can tell you. Syllabub! Well,
"This one isn't ungrateful." paid the
young man. "He suid you gave him a
pie once; and lie declared you were the
'pretty, good, generous Mies Tilum.' "
The thin lips of the old wom.in came
together In a manner that might have
meant either a sn.irl or a smile.
"Defended me, I reckon," said she,
"when you called me 'cross and ugly.' "
Tiie reporter gasped, and absently
-iti'-fMmoj'c "Ye? rr'n'ro " a- ih mTt
.hii.g he knew he was on the pavement
ru'Side, setting, away as fus.t us he
The old woman closed the door upon
him and leppe-l over to a mirror that
uuiig over ti.e mantel. Then she began
vO laugh; ami ehe .o-jghed and laugned
until the pale, u.i.i t becks grew pink
is youtn itsilf. Slie launhed at the
..eKio and the laughed at the "rnisi on
jiy," sepaiately and togetnpr.. Then
,he laugi.ed at herself and her "good,
pietty, ginrus" lecord. Then she rang
for tiie cook.
"Can you make another bowl of that
fiyll;:bub early in the morning, Mar
.ha said el.e.
"Vessum; but dey's enough alraidy
.nade fur half df town."
"Th'-n make as much for the other
Iralf, Martha," said the mil-tress. "Mar
cho, there's some one in this town who
welievta that I am a 'pool, pretty, gen
rnuH woman,' and please (..oj he s.,all
.ict discover his mistake at 'i iianksgh -ills',
'rlie i ep'-rtt r-mls"Klonary was now .at
:.m nard-.st tusk. Le hod seen the mln
n.ni d wite, t.iat was easy enough.
"Mm " tino.ersi.ood and was cr -like
;t baby bolore I got half thioush," said
en: "God bless her; she knoAs what
I. is to be a 'oepKuig missionary.' "
i Dut he aj-proacrii d Ms father with
-i Hue dread; tie told his story portly
.heie; jK-rliaps because the thru, stern
.aw uhuwed iio i eiponse to the tale lift
..as telling. When he finished the Et
iorney looked up gravely, soberly, cold
y. "Well," Eaid be, "what do you want
.ire to do about It?"
The young man bit his Up; there were
.ears in his eyes.
"Nothing," said he, "nothing! I am
roriy 1 mentioned it. Good night, sir."
"Wait," said the older man, quietly.
"Where are you going?"
"To t'-ll mother not to expect me
home tomorrow. I tell you tnis Is a
.an-e, a miserable farce, In which 1
Alll take no part. Thanksgiving to
jod when our own hearts are crushed
with selllshnefcs, like lee! It Isn t
l'hankagivlng; It's nothing but selfish
.tasting ;and I'll be no party to it.
.Ve.w.r In my Ufa rH.I I hwVA.n eirimta
bought of the true intent of Ttianks
gi vim? until thU iilcht; and heiealter
I'll kup it the true way, or not at all."
The lawyer looked ii the iiery young
,V1 iow be!o:e him and something stirred
,n bis heart. Ho did not wish iv.at
ooy to grow hard and selfish. Nor oid
an like the thought of his feeling that
thanksgiving in Mi own home was a
'faiee," or a "feast'' only. Yet he had
onie very near trie truth. It hurt him
ami touched him.
"I don't know much about giving,"
nald he, his hand in his pocket; "but
e ull need a Thanksgiving, or a Chrlst
nas, now and than, to crack the Ice qf
ar Hellish hearts. Now, If you will at
end to the what was my part?"
"A turkey, sir," laughed the young
man, "witu slutting and gravy. I will
iee to it for you."
"Here's a do.lar, then, for the turkey
"Dut I want five cents more, If you
please, for the 'good will.' He said the
oranges were the 'good wills.' "
Unts lawyer laughed and handed him
the extra coin. And then the young
reporti r did that which made Thanks
giving In that house, and in that cold,
.tern mun's heart, a Tnanksgivlng In
deed and truth. He Etepptd to his fath
er a ctulr, and, stooping, quickly touch--it
his lips, warm with tne blood ot
youth and Impulse, to the older man's
brow. And, "Thank you, sir," said he,
"nl God bless tu. T.,t,nks:;.vlng. There
will be no ' tend-like' in this house."
"No," said the father, "there will be
no "tend-like' In th.s house."
The next morning old Miss Tllsum,
tasting the syllabub she was pouring
into a bowl, sad with satisfaction:
"No "tend-like' about this syllabub,
at all even'.s."
The groceiy man dropped an extra
string of sausages into the basket he
was sending out, and said, with a
"No "tend-like' nhout them. Solid
meat. And this cake--lt's as genuine
and free from chain as the old Mayor
The Mayor was humming a tune as he
walked down the street a tuno of l.U
own far-away youth-time.
"VSel !" mli he. "it's a fine dny, to
day, I feel good, and there's no "tend
ile' about It."
And in u tabln that ve-iln, a little
negro, with round, wh te eyes,
watching his mother carve n Juicy tur
key which adorned a carefully spread
able. A:t the biOO'l, whlti slices fell
slowly over the caiving I nire, he broke
out with Jubilant Impa'lence: "01 n.ne
de drumstick, m immy: gimme de drum
rtlck quick. When 1 rnts de meal
fT'n It I s gwli e to git do tin pan, tr
tend III e 1 s de brain bnnd, tern, din
de white folks what sent all dls here
Clm.ne Ufe de drum stlcLa, mammy
: BRIBED BY THEIR OWHjMET
(Heaist's Chicago American.)
Many a man la called ljcoriup'.lble Uu w.n."
who Is briJsrt every day of his life.! Trie republican paity wlt!i I
Many a na:!on, including our own Juit fane,.oo,-, ui.J p.a.wl t-lA,,
at present; has teen bribed wi-hobt ttea In filguie..l..j; t..e mU..
The man who would rage Justifiably
at the suggestion of a biibe, the nai
who would tpain an offer or any ami u t
from another, can be eaci y br.b.d by
the money in his- ow n pocket.
The wiiter has In mind a man cf
great ability who illustra'.es singula ly
well the corrupting power that lies In a
man's own money.
When the man mentioned was young
he was enthusbst'c in the cause of the
people. Els Ideas were pound, his am
bitions lofty. He had r.othing, and hit
sympathies went out to others who w.re
as poor as he. Today his Inmost fee -logs
and ideas are the same as of yre.
Dut his financial condition has changed
There used to be nothing in his pock
ets. Now his bink account, tafe de
posit vault and real tsutte foot up
twenty millions of dollars.
The man's daily life 1b at variance
with the good Instimr's that were
planted in him originally.
He used to earnestly ryinpathize with
every effort to incresse wages, when he
worked for wares. Now he pays wugjs
and the money In his pocket corrupts
him Bnd Impels him to cut down where
he can, and to grudge where he migat
well be liberal.
To a friendly critic he will say in
1 erfeet good faith:
'Tropuity has a quieting Influence
Honey brings responsibility. Consist
ency Is all very well, but financial n.nt
Ura ofttn change the early hasty view,'
Tiie money in his pockets corrupts
him; he is bribed by his own furlui.t
to Vi"iat2 his coT!Y!''!lnn o othe,
i;:an's money couid tempt hi.n to go
against what he knows to hi I'Uht. 111.
j'n fortune th.nks far l.Ln, acts for
i.l.ai, and changes him.
Do not believe that a man must own
twenty millions to be controlled by the
iriirni In Vi i a iiiiTto
How many men of r.mall fortune, how
many men of practically no fortune,
wre briLtd by tneir pockets or their
future financial hopes in the late elec
The republican party man-aged to cre
ate the iriipretSiOn that with them lay
If a voter said:
"Trusts are dangerous, viclou3 and il
The republican party replied:
' If you destroy trusts ycu will fright
en rich men, rich men will lock up
their money and you will not be able
o get any of it."
Te country, bribed by- Its pockets,
rated to continue the trusts in pover.
An extremely Intelligent politician,
Mr. Sleekier, said to this writer long
"The savings bank depositors decide
;lecl!ons. If the republicans once suc-
COST CF LIVING GREATLY INCREASED.
Chicago, HI. (Special.) The following figures show the rise In price
of food and other domestic necessaries since election. The trusts are be
ginning to experience prosperity. '"
There is talk of a further advance In the price of meats, at least
those that did not feel the boost of last Saturday.
Old Price. New Price.
Hut Ipr , . , i .
Itouml ft ".id
ONE YEAR OF TIIE
NEW JERSEY TRUSTS.
Trenton, N. J. Special.) Oct. 31 was
the last day of the fiscal year In New
Jersey. The returns for the year made
by the secretary of state to State Con
o'ler Hancock show that during the
"?lye months Ihe fellowlrg trusts, with
a capital of J5.00O.0OO and more, were
Pure Oil Co........ ...Jl 50,000.000
Carnegie Co 1GO,000,OCO
American Bildge Co 70,000 000
Am. Sheet Steel Co 52,000 000
Hosmopolltarl Power Co 40,000,000
'.Telephone, TelegTaph and Ca
ble Co 30,000,000
Philadelphia Electric Co 25,000,000
National Sugar Refining Co. 20,000,000
Consolidated Hallways, Elec
tric Lighting and Eqtilpm't
Shelby Steel Tube Co 15.000,000
White Knob Copper Co., Ltd. 15,000,000
Hudson County Gas Co 10,500 000
I'avana Traction Co 10,000,000
American Timber Co... 10,000.000
it. Johns Typobar Co 8,750,000
Cuba Co 8,000,000
Continental Automobile Co.. 8,000,000
Alaska Industrial Co 10,000,000
Havana Amei lea Co 10,000,000
llarconl Wireless Tele. Co... 10,000,000
ilanhnttan Light and Heat Co 8,000,000
Imperial Iron Co 7,000,000
Artificial Lumber Co 12,000,000
American Sarh and Door Co. 6,000,000
Porcelain Faced Brick Co.... C,0C',,;00
ItcClcllan Arms Co ,0OO.OOO
I'ederal Publishing Co 8,000.000
JjoU III" Copper Co 6,000,000
Nc: th American Iron Co 8.000 ,000
fallfornla Producta Co.. 6,00t,0c0
3reat Northern Portland Ce
ment Co M40.000
roamoa Co a.OOO.M
, ci-cd In frlchtenii.g Ui. r.i, they
it was t o great sum of me
br.btd te ave.-oe tsavuics t
fceventy djllari, $-lia.perhcps ':
(ictd.jln ve.is e. t.i u ,.aJ or
uwarf ali n.b.e eoi.-ri-r-il.j..
u.inu of ii.e o.ii-.
Imagioe thj avs: u0e hard
man tuyL.g to tne rtuolica.1 ( .
" h l.y do yu ii.oie tne Dt
of Ir.dipenULi.ee.' Vii.at tit.,
you io uu.tr ioi ciiaiiy.-j oir i
fcovtr riiiicnl waioout t.-e pivi
ttni?" 'a he-republican paity replleu.
"Never ni.nd iru Dec.a.a...i
tiei.tr, uenca, and us to jour ot. .
iron, we uon t wa.ii. ti.y eieute.
lO this: ioU h,e i.tAi la t..e
bank, haveu't jou? ery vtk.
lor tne ut-iuocruu and tiwt -o..iy' v. ,11
inriiit to tit,,." , '
Tha statement is false, and rue voer
feels that it is la.te. "iet he 'r.-.s'o ...a
s.igiit oread ti.m ih.rj may be so . eJ
thing in it. Ee Kuoas a.l ijuji .is
4ou. Le pats and roie3 t-.e mc'I
brwn bitik book. Aoout otrifei l-..iii
he can only speculate. . . ; .' .'
Compared to his ltul two hundred, the
Daclatation of Indi .penueace iist.f ,s ui
.-jjeulalive i.nporui.ice. f
He looks at his brown bank boolst
with the entries so Eiowly ar.d 1 b rl
ously n.nia and voles for the rcvuV.ic-J
an par,.y, briued by h.s own nrouey.
There. has been much talk of to.rup
tion in c-iection, much talk cf bribery!
and a vlst fund for- buying vole. a.
Such a fund tx.tt.d and wae usvd, of,
Dut the real corruption fund to. be,
drt aded lies In .th.? voters' owa pockets
The party whish can use that iluad,
apparenliy cn win in .this country. , .
The democrats must bear'this, irr i.iind
and be prepared to add to J.!i.se.aru.-t
m.enla which appeal to the mind and lOj
patriotic, influences others that shall,
ap-peal tp the pocket.
A Chicago cloakmaker, Eelfeld or Bet-
stein, said in a public speexh before
election: , ..-.!
"The- real issue is yourself." ,
Wj.en the sham" e s speech was mude,
this, newspapjr, as in duty boar d, de
nounced it. But there is only too mutli
-,,fv. Q-nnmiiv l-i tht Ktatement of
the cloakmaker,. Eel.-. tela.
He felt no shame in saying that in a
land w hich had made him . rich, tha
issue was still "Feif," as it had, beea
when he was poor.
There are v:ny l?eitelna amont us;
I they must and should vote, and sines
their pockets think for them, plans
must be made to reach those pockets,1
i j.ni through the pocket reach tiie brain.
It will not be time wasted for demo-
crats to think of this during the next
four years. ' ;'
.20 . .i's
10 .13 .
1G .20 '
United Metal Selling Co...... 5,000,00
Kxcelsior Telephone. Tele- . . '. ;
graph and Subways Cb S.ODV.GOf
Standard Shoe Machinery Co. 5,900,00a
Locben Incandescent Co .6,000,00
Alaska Copper Co 6,00000
Atlantic City Realty Co 6,0D,Oi.
United Telograph and Tele
phone Co...'.. t.OOO.OM
Denver & Southwestern Rail
way company S,000MV
Santa Rita Mining Co B,fi00,00
Iiuring the two ye -rs ending October
31 the state has received In fees for In
corporation 'upward of a million dollars,
while In previous years the fees re
ceived from1 the same source amounte
(o only a few thousand dollar annual
ly. The fee for chartering a company
with a capitalization of $125,000 or up
ward Is 20 cents on the thousand dol
lars, or $200 on the million.
At Chlcago Judge Girasctip has decld.
ed an Interesting case as arbiter for
the Bricklayers' union and Mason anil
Builders' sssoclatlon. When the lock
out was declared, In February, an ap
prentice Indentured by the union' had
inly served four yeare and two month '
of his five years' term. The boy waa
thrown out of work and his employer
refused to pay him wagea, although her
wss under obligations to furnish f teady
employment or do so. The controversy
was referred, to Andrew Llnqulst fop
the employer, Thomas Preeoe for lha
union, ard Judge QroFscup. The lntttr
decided In favor of the boy and tbe aa
ploycr must pay all back wagea.
The Presbyterian churchea at Jtrw
Turk City Inst week spent roach of tha
time In prayer for China. A sped, I
memorial lei rice for tha Praabytaiiani
missionaries killed at Pae-ttat-Fvo waa
Mi la the Fifth Aveaaa Preaty tartest
char. . ,,
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