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About The commoner. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-1923 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 27, 1903)
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T.he Oae Who Was Net There.
Around tho full Thanksgiving feast
Wo gathered yesterday;
From north and south, from west and
Once more we found our way.
Though hearts were full of Joy and
We saw one vacant chair,
Ana we recalled through smile and
The one who was not there.
We bowed our heads in heartfelt
For life, and home, and love,
Though God had broken family ranks
Ana called one home above.
We sat around the family board
And breathed a silent prayer
That in God's time would be restored
The one who was not there..
We decked with flowers the old-time
With roses red and white .
They called to mind her dear old face
And eyes with love alight.
Their incense filled the little hall
With perfume rich and rare
And every rose served to recall
The one who was not there.
We stood at mention of her name
And ev'ry head was bowed.
Into our eyes the teardrops came
And fast did mem'ries crowd.
A shrine of love we built that' day
About that vacant chair,
And each did Idving homage pay
The .one who was not there.
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There is one merit, at least, about
this little Thanksgiving story it is
absolutely true. It happened several
years ago, no matter where and no
particular matter to whom. - It was in
one of the largest cities of the west,
and a daily newspaper worker was
the party most concerned. The news
paper worker's name was not Jones,
but for convenience he will be called
by that name.
Jones was past thirty years ot age,
and although he had been engaged in
newspaper work for more- than fifteen
years, and in all parts of the country,
he had never missed eating his
Thanksgiving dinner with the old
folks at home. Once he traveled from
Pennsylvania to Missouri for the an
nual family feast, "but he felt well re
paid for the trip by the few hours'
visit with his parents. On the day
before this particular Thanksgiving
the one this story deals withhe
was congratulating himself that he
had only sixty miles to go the next
day in order to kee'p up the record.
But when Thanksgiving came the
chief told him he had to work, as
nearly all the other boys nad asked
tor a lay-off. Jones raised a roar,
but it did not count The chief was
obdurate. For an hour or two Jones
thought seriously of throwing up the
fob, but finally ho decided to stick to
it, the-chief promising to let him off
early in the afternooii so he could
catch an evening train and get'Tb the
old1 folks in time for a Tate -Thanksgiving
supper. " ""'.,
So Jones slaved at the city editor's
aesK until noon, and then started for
a restaurant Ho was grouchy and
felt like a man without a country.
There were no thanks in hJs heart
As Jones slowed up before "his fav
orite restaurant he saw two ragged
little children, a boy and a girl, star
ing through the window at a creat
display of edibles the restaurant keep
er, had put in -for how. The little
ones- were blue with the cold, and
their little feet were almost bare.
Jones paused for a moment and then
a thought came to, him.
"Hello, kids!" -ho exclaimed.
"Hungry?" "' .
The children looked bashfully at
their questioner and then "nodded shy
"Would you like to eat dinner with
me?" asked Jones.
Tho children made no direct reply,
but they exchanged glances that were
oloquent with meaning. Then they
backed away from the window and
seemed about ready to 'run down the
street. Jones reached out his hands
and grasped them before they could
"Come in and take dinner with me,
will you?" he asked. .'Tm all alone
and it will be lonesome without you."
The children pulled, back a little,
but Jones led them intp the restau
rant and found seats for them at a
table. Then he called a waiter and
"Charley, these two are young
friends of mine-whom I've invited to
dinner. Now bring on the best you
Charley grinned as he looked at' the
ragged little waifs and then hurried
away. When he returned he bore a
tray filled with the best, in the restau
rant He served the children with as
much care and attention as he would
have shown to a prince and a princess,
and as fast as one dish was emptied
he refilled it
"As Jones watched the turkey and'
cranberry sauce, the bread atfd but
ter, the potatoes and cold slaw, the
foamy milk and the sugar corn disap
pear down the childish throats he for
got his grouchiness. He even forgot
that it was the first Thanksgiving
dinner he had ever eaten away from
home. And then his hard thoughts
gave way to a feeling of wondef
wonder where those little folks man
aged to tuckr all that food away. Were
their little legs hollow?
The feast was topped, off with
pumpkin pie and ice cream, and then
an orange and a banana given to each
of the waifs. Jones lifted them down
from the table and escorted them to
the door, then turned to pay the check.
Outside the little ones paused and
seemed engaged in earnest conversa
tion. As. Jones reached for his change
the little girl opened the door, thrust
in her tousled head and said:
"We're much obliged, mister.';
And when Jones returnejd to the
office he was whistling, and his.,heart
was filled with the true Thanksgiving
spirit, even though the old folks' were
We were loath to go home, forwelL
we knew that the good wife expected
us to put up the stove that evcnlnfi:.
.If you ever have gone through' that
saa experience yon will understand
why we preferred the office just then.
But at last we got ready to start
Just as we reached for coat and. ilat a
visitortame in. He had a bulging
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then that is the end of RhemnxaUsm. I know
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My offer is.mde to convince yon of my faith.
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If it fails the loss Is ralae and mine alone. It
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I have no samples. Any mere sample that caa
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Its discovery marks an epoch "
'What Is it?,r we. asked, our, curios
Reaching down into his grip tho
visitor brought; out several-cylindrical
pieces of sheet iron -and laid them
upon the floor. Closing his grip, .he
"This is the patent expansion, non
pinching, all-fitting stovepipe. By a
peculiar and ingenious combination of
flanges we have succeeded in making
lengths of stovepipe that can be made
to fit any utove without cutting, hack
ing or crimping. It stretches to any
length or circumference. JTou pull it
out or push it in to any length desired,
and the ends are so arranged that
they will slip inside or over, just as
you please. Nothing like it"
Just then the . door -was thrown
open and two men rushed in. They
threw themselves upon the visitor and
despite his struggles. Foon had him
"Hope he didn't give you. any trou
ble, mister," said one of them.
"What does this mean?" we asked,
Then one of the men spoke u? and
. "He's daffy, on the inventin' busi
ness. He got away from "the forget
house this mornin an we've been
lookin' f r him ever since."
When the twain disappeared wa
hated more than ever the very
thought of going home to tackle that
grip in his handand a broad smile on
nis face.- r
"Have you.'niojnent to spare, sir?"
he asked. "" "
His coming was a relief fo'rlt; jeave
excuse to linger longer. . "
"Come in,' wo replied. "What can
we do for you?"
. 1 have here," said the visitor, "one
of the greatest inventions of the, a.
Mankind has been looking and Ibng-
"What's this I hear, Carter, about
your having bought a. gold brick?"
"It's a base slander. I never
bought a gold hrick in my whole
"I wonder, thennow the story got
"I don't know unless some one got
next to the fact that V bought a lot of
steel -common at 70 cents."
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