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VOL. XIX.-NO. 32.
COLUMBUS, NEB. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1888.
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praise; be thakkful unto him amd
bless his name. Psalm c, 4.
THE DRESSED TURKEY.
One of the parish sent one morn
A farmer kind and able
A nice fat turkey, raised on con.
To grace the pastor's tablj.
Tbe farmer's lad went with the CowL
And thus addressed the pastor:
"Dear me, if Ialn'ttiredl Here is.
A gobbler from my master."'
The pastor said: "Thou abouldct not
Present the fowl to me;
Come, take my chair, and for me act.
And I will act for thee."
The preacher's chair received the boy.
The fowl the pastor took
Went out with It and then came in
With pleasant smile and look.
And to his young pro tern, be said:
"Dear sir. my honored master
Presents this turkey, and bis best
Respects to you, his pastor
"Good :' said the boy; "your master is
A gentleman and scholar!
My thanks to him, and for yourself,
Here is a half a dollar 1"
The pastor felt around bis month
A most peculiar twitching;
And to the gobbler holding fast,
He "bolted" for the kitchen.
He gave the turkey to the cook.
And came back in a minute.
Then took the youngster's hand aad left
A half a dollar in it.
fT is my belief,
founded on a long
and varied expe
rience, that a man
should never give
money to & beg
rar. As a Drinci-
ple, tho practice
almsgiving is sub
versive of true
course there are
exceptions to this
rule, but in tho
main I think mv
argument is sound. But I am fully per
suaded that if pressed to do so, I could
not givo good, sound reasons for my be
lief, and I confess that I often violate my
creed. Tho fact is, that in the discussion
of great fundamental ideas like those of
religion or sociology, I find them to be
like a creek in the mountains. Follow tho
creek up, and you will find innumerable
brooks babbling into it from innumerable
hollows between the hills. Each brook is
filled with the sparkling product of God's
distillery, each rivulet adds something to
the volume of water in the creek flowing
onward to theses. But I have not the time
nor the genius to explore all these streams
of thought to their source, and so I take
the sunshine as ho sends it, tho water as he
brews it. tho laughter and the tears as
they arc cooked at his good pleasure. And
sometimes very often, in fact I find my
self violating the conclusions of cold
ethics and giving money to a beggar.
This much before I tell my story.
The incident here recorded occurred oa
a Thanksgiving Day not many years ago.
Twas a cold November day in Battery
park. New York. The sun shone feebly
from behind a bank of clouds, yet the
air was keen and bracing. It brought
color to the cheeks and brightness to the
eyes of sonio twenty idlers seated upon
the benches. Most of the persons in the
park were apparently of foreign extrac
tion. A little Frenchman, wrapped in a
cloak and who took frequent pinches of
snuff, formed a striking contrast to a
brawny 'longshoreman in a blue blouse
and overalls. Another picturesque group
was formed of a Bulgarian mother with
her three children, aliens who looked upon
the evidences of a new civilization with
fear and distrust. The rest of the occu
pants of the park were bits of flotsam
and jetsam of humanity common in every
largo seaport town. The day of Thanks
giving was unknown to them. For the
most part they were drinking of the lees
of life and had nothing to be thankful for
except the material fact of a cheerless ex
While watching this drift from alien
shores and wondering vaguely what were
the actual conditions surrounding these
heroes, my attention was drawn to the
shambling figure of a man coming up one
of the aisles of the park. The sun came
out for a minute and made him distinctly
visible in all bis abiectness. For he was
the most wretched looking man I bad ever
seen. His derby hat was brimless, bis
once blue blouse had lost all of itsorlg-
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inal color, acd his troosera bung about
bis emaciated legs like a stocking about a
pipe stem. Upon bis sallow face was
four weeks' growth of stubby black beard.
His face was dark and bis eyes bad that
pale, sickly gleam sometimes seen undei
the dry husk of an onion. He walked
with a slow, shambling, uncertain step,
and his shoulders drooped as though he
was all gone inside and every minute he
rxjjectecf to collapse. The very abject
ness of bis condition fascinated me, and
while still loathing him I watched his ap
proach with interest. As he came up to
me he seized the elbow of bis left arm by
putting his right hand behind his bade
In this curious attitude he spoke:
"Would you giTe me one cent, sir?
This be said in a voice which seemed to
come out of the very sub-cellar of de
spair, so monotonous was it, so utterly
bereft of the ring of hope.
"No, sir," I replied. "I couldnot."
He mads no reply in words, but Us
elbows lifted slightly and bis long lager
Bails, which wore saourning for departed
claanUiMss. sank into the nalms of lus
H aL aV L iBslassrilsssal iJial
naUas. Like a man wno ten that aeatav
was stepping on his heels, he turned
away. There were a dosen other men
seated in Battery park, and to each one
of these be in turn put the same question
that he had to me. He met the same
reply each time, for as be turned away I
could see the sharp elbows lift with a
despairing gesture and the sallow face
harden into corrugated lines. One man,
who looked jolly and well fed, perpetrated
a ghastly joke by putting his hand in his
trousers pocket when the mendicant
asked him the fatal question and pro
ducing a paper of tobacco. Then Mr.
Jolly read Mr. Misery a little homily on
the injustice of poverty, and over Mis
ery's face there spread a shadow of a
grin, and such a grin as may be seen on
the face of a mummy. It was if he had
said: "Did starvation ever roost in your
stomach for three days?" "Will he jump
off the dock now?" I wondered to myself.
No. He is actually "bracing'' a park police
man. The gray coat simply waved him
away with his club. Then, with a cour
age born of bis awful need, be tackled
two officers at the door of the barge office,
but without success. He stood upon the
sidewalk and passed bis hand wearily
across his forehead, as if he was awaken,
ing from a dream.
A feeling of curiosity had prompted me
to follow him. "Does he need whisky or
bread?" I thought. I determined to find
out, and so I beckoned him into a dark
corner around the barge office. The fires
of hope must have been enkindled in him,
for two tears rolled out of bis eyes and I
fancied I could hear them fall spat! spat!
upon the stones.
"Are you hungry?" said L
"I didn't eat anything in three days,"
"Are you dry?"
"No, sir; there's water in the park."
"Is your favorite restaurant near by?"
"Yes. sir. Up In Greenwich street."
"Well, come along."
And as we went toward his restaurant
I pumped him by the way. Twas a long
and sorrowful story he told. His name
was George Moore, and he was a Cornish
"Times was better, sir," said be, "when
I came to this country eight year ago.
Ye see, I heard there was money to be
mado in tho coal mines of Pennsylvania,
an', like a f ule, I camo here. There was
three of us Nellie and the baby and my
self. Dear heart, when I think of how
my Nellie looked when we landed at
Castle Garden eight years ago, with the
roses in her cheeks and the light in her
brown eyes, and she so hopeful, Eir, that
we would make a small fortune in a few
Here he paused as if to choke back the
emotions which were sweeping over him
like a flood. Then he continued:
"Just eight years ago today 'twas, sir.
I had dollars in my pocket then. Good,
hard English pounds, and the smell of
roasting turkey as we went by the
restaurants didn't have the effect
upon me then that it has today, sir.
Well, we went to Shamokin, in Pennsyl
vania. I had no difficulty in getting
work, and we were getting along nicely
when I was taken sick. Then all the
money melted away like hoar frost. The
sickness lasted six months, and because
of poor food and weakness the baby died.
After that things went on from bad to
worse, until Nellie sickened with the con
sumption. Then I cursed the country
and the mines. But it did no good, for
my wife went like the baby, and sine
she's cone, sir, I'm all broke up."
I COULD BEE HIS STOOP 8HOULERS HEAVE.
Here he stopped, and it seemed to me
that be gathered bis failing powers to
gether, as if be were about to give ex
pression to a great thought. Then he
"An she were a good woman, 6ir, an' I
"And what have you been doing since
her death?" said L
"Oh, just knockin' around doin' on odd
job here an' there starvin' mostly. Part
of the time on the island for vagrancy,
la the winter time sleepin'in the police
stations an' in the summer on the docks.
I've a rich relative in Michigan, a mine
"Why don't you apply to him for asslg.
tance?" said L
"Because I'd die afore he'd know the
shape I'm in."
By this time we had reached the door
of one of those modest and unconven
tional eating houses where the menu is
painted on a board and set outside the
door. We entered and be sat down at a
table. His unexpected good fortune bad
paralyzed him, and the prospect of a
square meal had robbed him of speech.
When the frowsy waiter asked him what
he would have be couldn't reply, but sat
gazing at the waiter dumbly as a sheep
might look at its executioners. Then i
ordered for him a big dish of vegetable
soup. When it was placed before bun,
with islands of potatoes, carrots and cab
bage floating in it, the savory steam arose
and dilated his nostrils and a wolfish
flare came into his onion colored eyes,
o famished was he that, there being no
spoon handy, he seized a knife and
plunged it into the mess, and while he
ate there seemed to be a lump in bis
throat which prevented his swallowing.
While be was busy with this dish I or
dered a big plate of roast beef, and the
waiter brought two cuts which looked as
if they had been taken from the forehead
of the critter. This was flanked by a
dish of mealy potatoes, bursting their
brown jackets, and a bowl of coffee al
most big enough to take a bath m.
As Misery gazed upon this feast, which
in his estimation was plenty good enough
for the gods who sat upon 'Mount Olym
pus, his eyes filled again and this time the
tears felL When I asked for the bill the
proprietor handed me a cheek for the mu
nificent sum of 20 cents, which I discov
ered was scheduled rates.
"Well, old fellow, I must go," said I,
after settling the bill, as I reached out
my hand for a parting shake. He reached
out a grimy fist, and when it left mine
there was a silver quarter in his palm.
He was just about paying bis respects to
the roast beef, but this princely gift
choked him up so that he laid his bead
upon the arm of the once bine blouse. I
could see his stoop shoulders heave, and,
although there was no sound, there were
plenty of signs of an internal commotion.
On Thanksgiving day. a year later, I
was seated at a table in a Fourteenth
street restaurant. Opposite to me. at the
same table, sat a respectable looking man
of about 40 years. He wore a neat suit
of rasilrsere and was dean and wholesome
in appaaranee. I noticed during- the
course of the meal that he watched me
very etssely, and just as I rose to leave
the restaurant ha tantbad at' oa the
"Excuse me. sir. but didn't I have the
pleasure of meet
ing you before?"
I replied, "but if
so I have forgot
"Do you re
a tramp last
hi Battery ParkT
I "I do, but why, you cannot possibly
: be that man!"
"But I am that very chap, and that
square meal you gave me, besides the sil
ver quarter, put new courage into me and
I began to pluck up heart. And now I
am a clerk in a grocery store and earning
$10 a week. My luck turned on that sil
ver quarter. I had to part with it once
for a bed, but I persuaded the hotel
keeper to keep it until I could redeem it."
He put his hand in his pocket and drew
the silver piece. It was pocket worn, but
bad the ring of the true silver in it.
"God bless you," said the rejuvenated
tramp as we stepped out upon the side,
walk, placing his hands on my shoulders.
His features worked convulsively as he
"When I resolved to take a new grip
and was hunting around
for a job, I used to sit in
the park and drop the
silver quarter upon the
pavement, and the
ring it gave out
reminded me of
the chapel bell
"I OFTEN TAKE OUT THE QUARTER AM
at home and of Nellie and the baby.
Even now, comfortably situated as I am,
I often take out the qxuuter and jingle it.
The sound is always comforting, and so I
find that Thanksgiving Day is not con
fined to the last Thursday in November."
Still this giving money" to a beggar is a
bad practice. Euxest Jarrold.
ADVICE FOR THANKSGIVING.
Don't spoil the day by finding fault.
Anybody who is surly on a holiday de
serves to bo sentenced to six months'
Don't growi because you don't get the
second joint. Don't be a hog and take all
the white meat. The dark is considered
better by many good judges.
Givo tho young ones all the gravy they
want, and let them daub themselves with
cranberry sauco to their stomach's con
tent. It s anti-bilious. Explain to them
that the anatomical structure of the
turkey makes it impossible for you to
supply then all with "wish bones."
If tho youthful people of the family
howl iu the silent midnight watches do
I not paint the air blue. Remember that
you wero a ooy once ana used to over
feed. Remember, too, that Thanksgiving
only comes once a year, although the
juvenile vote would undoubtedly be solid
for having it come twice a week.
Be copious of pie to your guests, spar
ing to yourself. Pie is healthiest when
eaten by proxy.
Do not tell your wife about the plum
pudding your Aunt Somanthy used to
make in Wayback when you were a boy.
Even on holidays women are women.
Praise it whether you cat it or not. Give
her a double share of the plums.
And may you all live to eat Thanksgiv
ing turkey many years in succession, and
may your feast be followed by no pangs
: THAKKSGIVINa BREAKFAST. :
Deviled Oysters on Toast.
'Water Cress Salad.
: Fried Chicken, Cream Sauce.
: Baked Sweet Potatoes.
: Tomato Omelet. ;
: THANKSGIVncO DCfXER. :
: Stewed Oysters. :
:BroiIed Smelts, Sauce Maitrod'HoteL:
Parisian Potatoes. :
Squirrel rotpie. Hunter's Style. :
Boast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce. :
: Celery Mayonnaise.
:Fruit Cake. Lady fingers. :
: Pumpkin Pie. Mince Pie. :
: Cheese. Assorted Kuts and Fruits. :
To express adequate thanks for all the
blessings the average American citizen
enjoys would require a whole week of
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IT IS LIKE A CARNIVAL.
CELEBRATING THANKSGIVING IN THE
CITY OF CHURCHES.
Ty Have Processions aad Maskers and
Marti Blewiac ' Horns, BoaOres aad
Asking of Gifts, bat "They" Are Mostly
Children The eastern's Origin.
the wost or
in Brooklyn on
ing Day. would
perhaps, if of a
very devout na
horrified at the
actions of the
He would meet
lads and chil
on tin horns,
beating cheap drums and whooping as
recklessly as so many young savages.
Boys in masks and outre costumes would
salute ha with "Gimme a penny, mister."
And be might even see a squad of appar
ently well to do men marching in irregu
lar order and conducting themselves like
To sum it up in one sentence: Brook
lyn alone, of all places in the United
States, celebrates Thanksgiving Day as a
heathen festival And the custom is
peculiarly local to Brooklyn. It has not
eveu crossed in full strength to New
York city, though some of its influence is
discernible there; and it is barely notice
able in tho smaller cities and towns of
Long Island. And what is stranger still,
it is a verv old local custom, and its origin
is. as the historians of Ireland say, "lost
in the mists of a hoary antiquity.
ihe phrase "fceatneu festival in the
preceding paragraph must not be con
strued as a term of reproach; it is simply
meant to Imply a celebration like that of
Christmas in the west and south. And
to explain these variations of local cus
tom, a bit of history is in order. As all
classical scholars know, it is only by ac
cident that somo sections of the Christian
world observe Christmas as the anniver
sary of Christ's birth. The day was cele
brated in Italy for a thousand years or
more before the Christian era. It was the
day of the tun's return from his most
southern point in the heavens, tho day
w hen the people closed recounts for tho
old year and started on a new one; so all
rigid rules wero relaxed, the most austere
smiled on tho general levity and it was a
day of rout and revel, of mask and mum
mery, of feasting nnd giving gifts and
general social equality.
Through all the changes of 2,500 years
tho old custom has survived; and in more
than half the Christian world today
Christmas is practically a "heathen festi
val," celebrated just about us it was iu
Italy 500 B. C, except that gunpowder
has been invented and the turkey dis
covered since then. From southern Eu
rope the custom floated unchanged to the
southern belt of the United States, and
from England to Virginia ami the bonlar
Btates north and south; to, while New
Englandcrs assembled in their churches
for forenoon service on tliat day, the
people of Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and
adjoining states were "firing anvils," pup
ping firecrackers, drinking eggnog. shoot
ing at a mark, having running and wres
tling matches, pitching quoits, and get
ting ready for a big dinner of f robh pork,
chicken and sausage, with whisky before
it and plenty of "Jeemes river" tobacco
after it. Further south tho slaves were
allowed unlimited license and revel, and
no work was done till after New Year's.
Well, all that Christmas li to tho boy
of the southwest, all that July 4th is to
all American boys, and a geed deal that a
school holiday is to most boys, that is
Thanksgiving day to the boys of Brook
lyn, in the afternoon. A gentleman
spending his first winter in the city in
1887, said to me recently:
"When I descended from the Greene
avenue station of the elevated road at
2 p. m. I was amazed at being surrounded
by a crowd of half-grown boys in masks
and fanciful costumes who boldly de
manded the gift of a penny eadi and on
raised as ixferxal onr.
my refusal raised an infernal din with tin
horns, bones and other intruments. At
length I recognized the voice of a son of one
of my neighbor's, a wealthy man. and ha
asked me for a penny! I bought off tho
whole squad at a penny apiece, but had not
gone a square before f was surrounded
oy another squad, crossed in womana
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noon, first a squad of little hoodlums end ti& Eteaks off the big fowl, but tho pub
then a procession of tall !& and young ! ,lc wa3 not educated up to turkey steSs.
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pie and cold turkey. Alltheboyaof tho
ward seemed to have turned hoodlums
for the afternoon. And the parents said
a was a necessity to cave a day occasion
ally to let off the savagery which Is Inhe
rent lea boy and must work out eomo
way. At cignt there wore blazing barrels
and other bonfires on the corners, end
little savages daubed with paint howling
and dancing around them. To a western
man who Led only known tho dayta a
religious anniversary it was a queer cx-
eral merriment at the season afterwards
taken for Thanksgiving, and that the two
merged in one by mere accident Another
"ventures to guess" that it was a Dutch
custom, well established before Brooklyn
became an American city Still another
is positive that the custom had its rise
among the first Yankees who settled in
Brooklyn, as a sort of jocular reaction
from the austerity of the old New Eng
land holy day. According to him. the in
terlock of church and state was so com
plete hi New England in the lost century
that a man bad to be awfully solemn and
religiously quiet all of Thanksgi ving Day;
tbe tighter, hearted and liberal fled to
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uong isianu ana nnaing mere so uuca
more liberty than they had been accus
tomed to. grew quite hilarious over their
new found freedom and made the day a
sort of white man's Emancipation Day.
What was at first wUd hilarity in them
has become, masking and merriment in
their youthful descendants
There is a good deal in history to sup
port this view. It is well known that the
first churches on Long Island were largely
built up by religious refugees from New
England; and as the Puritans had re
jected Christmas and May Day because
the Church of England sanctioned some
license on those days, so it is quite likely
these exiled Yankees rejected the severer
features of Thanksgiving Day because
the Puritans had enforced them. Be the
cause what it may. the fact is patent that
while the forenoon is devoted to religion,
the afternoon is a season for masking;
mirth and mummery. And in Brooklyn
alone, among American cities, do parents
allow and even encourage wild, boyish
sports on Thanksgiving Day.
J. R Parse.
TWO MEN'S THANKSGIVING REVERIES
T Mr. Romain's
flae ountry bouse
there was a great
and artists of
high degroe were
to grave the
board: for. be it
known. Mr. Re
main is famous.
His books sell the world over. Pens less
renowned than his own bang upon bis
The guests went up the broad steps and
were ushered into the handsome parlors
Mrs Roniain received them: but the
great author was not to be seen The
truth was Thanksgiving was an anniver
sary of which he never spoke to a soul,
and although he intended to be as cheer
ful and entertaining as posfdble to bis
friends, he had been overtaken by melan
choly reminiscence. It had all cotno from
reading a little old newspaper, too.
Lightiug a cigar he walked out and
strolled toward the hills
If his stylish wife and admiring guests
had been able to photograph bis niiiul just
then thev would nave been surprised He
was thinking of a Thanksgiving twenty
Eears ago. He had been very poor then,
ut bis early love, his first wife, was with
him. He was thinking as he strolled
back and forth on the lawn this morning
that that Thanksgiving was tbe happier
The little poem he had just read jingled
through his mind. It seemed to Lave
been written especially for him:
Wo were paupers, i4i and 1.
And tho bread iraa hard to win;
Cut our garret, near the sty.
Let Uod's purest sunlight in.
She was meanly dressed, j on see.
In her faded cotton gown.
But her smile was heaven to me.
And I never saw her frown.
We were youu, and life was sweet.
And we loved each other more
When there scarce was food to eat
And the wolf was at tho door.
There was always hope, you know:
We could dream that skies were blue.
But my darling had to go
Just before the dream came true.
The verses drifted through Mr. Ro
main's mind like far off bells, caking
sweet, sad music Hs was back iu "the
garret near the sky," and the picture
seemed sweeter to his fancv than all his
fine possessions of today. He wished he
were poor again, if poverty conld bring
back his early love and his youth. With
tins thought in his mind ho sighing
turned toward home.
In a shabby little house on a lonesome
bill was a gray haired, dim eyed man.
who looked out of a window and saw Mr
Romain strolling idly by. Ho. too. sighed
"I don't understand the rulings of this
world," he said. "There is Romain. he
has everything ho wants. Money and
fame have come at his call. Twenty
years ago I was rich and he was poor
Now, I am growing old in poverty, which
I have not brought upon myself by di.ssi
pationor recklessness. If I could only
go back twenty years to another Thanks
giving," and he sighed again.
Mr. Romain went back home to his dis
tinguished guests. The man who envied
him turned to his table of pork and beans
Both envied tho past.
Mr. Romain was still dreamily hum
ming some lines from the newspaper
im as he went ud the stens of bis
andsome house. They were these:
And we loved each other more
When there scarce was food to eat.
And tho wolf was at tbe door.
A TRUE TURKEY STORY.
There was a time sot long ago when
turfcev roosted too hiirh for the man with
a moderate rent roll, but cold storage has
changed ell this. Tho publio basbut a
misty idea of cold storage, but tho busi
ness Is full of cold facts. In one of the
i twelve warehouses in New York dty, ae
j cording to a certain veradcus reporter who
j was detailed to bunt up something curious
j for tho Thanksgiving cumber, there is a
turkey of the harvest of 187S still in a re
I markable state of preservation. This
; featherless bird has a post-mortem his
tory. He was raised in Orange county
and passed an uneventful life till his neck
j was wrung in the interests of the human
race. He was hung up in Washington
market as the prize turkey, weighing
j forty pounds. Nobody wanted a turkey
j of that weight on that Thanksgiving Day.
I While it had been a good year, nobody
felt blessed to the exter.t of buying turkey
by the fraction of a ton.
! After Thanksgiving was over the tur
key disappeared. Patrons of Washington
market missed him, and imagined his
. fate. It was given out that an uptown
hotel had bought him. In a week he was
' forgotten. A year later and a forty pound
' turkey was again suspended by the feet
on the same beam in the market place.
iaffft - MnWirasK
He had the rosy elow of youth, and no-
"" " luo "J "u '.
and again flew out of tho market.
I Years followed and still a prlro turkey
j weighing forty pounds was displayed cp.cS
I latter part of November under the inserin-
"Orange county's pride. Raised by
Former ulggs. of Meadowkko farm.
Boarders token in summer. "
Marketers besn to recocslze the hbr
turkey aj coeval with Thanksgiving. No-
body not in tho business suspected that
' ono turkey only was in the plot. Board-
tra from Biggs1 twero they saw tho iden-
niran. cs usum. his rous-criM m
J comewhet tenderly Inquired fcreoriewhat
; trxly in tho ccuou, but the answer then
westhst tag had not yet sect ia bis
anneal csrload of turkeys. Later the
order was sent to the cola storage ware
house to reprodce the monster, and all '
was busy about tho place in ooasequeace.
But up to the hour of going to press
there hivo been uo tdviceairora tho
metropolis to tho effect that any ona had
Ui nerve to buy the frozen anulnxHj.
If yon should ever visit the big city across
the North river from JerseyChy abomt
IhanksglTlng time; go to Wsj&agtc
market and aU for Biggs big fcM. o4tt
wis uawuiHeajy ut pewta out, vo
str. iimcey iwn i so aiarssea, my
oesr. rve omy neon oown to ta tarke;.
A MEAN BOARDING HOUSE KEEPER.
"I'm glad all the boarders are going to
be here to Thanksgiving dinner," said ono
boarder to another.
"Why. what difference does It make?"
asked his companion in misery.
"Oh. you see last Thanksgiving they
nearly all went out to dinner and the
landlady fed the balance of ns on the
same every day kind of truck, remarking,
that there were so few of us it didn't
Cy to get up a large dinner.' She will
ve no such excuse this year."
"Yes, but she will, though." was the
other's quick answer; "she just told me
that as all the boarders are going to re
main home to dinner Thanksgiving sho
couldn't afford to mako any spread."
Then the two locked arms and wan
dered down to the nearest lunch counter
A clergy nan in a rural parish was re
membered ct Thanksgiving with a mon
ster turkey, one of the kind that hang at
the door of the markets Thanksgiving
time, ino iamuy was small, and meal
after meal that turkey "bobbed up
serenely." At last one day that minister's
young boy manifested a prodigious ap
petite. Again and again no passed his
plate, until hv father and mother became
alarmed and asked him what he was eat
ing so much for. With bis mouth full of
turkey he answered:
"Father. I mean you shant have to sav
grace over that old turkey again."
I ktnc Tea Years Older.
"There, you look ten years older now,"
said a down town barber as he released a
man from the meshes of a towel and
yelled, "Brush!" To tho customer who
followed he said: "That was a young fel
low who has just started in business here
as a doctor. He looked too young, and to
get patients be had to grow old in the
barber's chair. Can we age a man? Well,
I should say so. It's a part of our trade.
Let me take you in band and dress your
hair and beard my way for a month and
you'll look a middle aged man. It's all in
the appearance. Peoplo won't trust a
young doctor if he looks too young, and I
am adding years to the appearance of half
a dozen young physicians now. Have u
shampoo? Chicago Herald.
A Point in Celery Culture.
Celery of any kind, whether self blanch
ing or not. is much more crisp and tender
if banked with earth. A good way of
preventing the earth from sifting in
among the stalks, says a correspondent
in Garden and Forest, is to wrap each
plant hi a strip of butcher's paper, say
from eight to ten inches wide. With a
garden trowel earth enough to hold the
papers hi place can be easily managed;
then the plants should be hilled up almost
to the top of the papers. This plan is
recommended for early celery, and is not
much more extra work than the tying up
practicea oy garaeners. tare must be
taken to hold the plants
ts erect while put
ting on tbe papers.
A Gift for tfca E
Among the gifts presented to the Em
peror Francis Joseph on the occasion of
hisSSth birthday was a representation of
a double eagle composed of 15.000 beetles,
belonging to numerous species found in
Austria-Hungary, and displaying all man
ner of hues. Beside the emblem are the
members of the Imperial family, printed
in characters likewise composed of beetles.
The donor is a gardener, and it has taken
him, with the assistance of friends in all
parts of the empire, two years to collect
the bisects; their arrangement has occu
pied him for three-quartern of a year.
New York Pc
ic nenesw ana most, envica man un
shorn of his wealth of money, but de
prived of all tho common benefits which
his poorest brother man enjoys as an in
alienable right, would be poorer than the
A believer In grapes claims that they
are good for that mysterious disease, mil
iaria. Eat ell you can. but bo sure they
are ripe. L the advice.
The First Symptom
Of all Lung diseases are much the -ii:i-feveriHhnu,H9,
loss of appetite, vrc
throat, panu m the client and I
headache, et-. In a fow days ;,ou
be well, or. on the other hand, vci-i
be down with Pneumonia or :il!'itini;
Consumption." Una no risks, lmt hem
immediately to take Ayer's Cherry
Several years ago, James Birchard. of
Darien, Conn., was "severely ill. Ti-u
doctors said he was in (onsitiiiit;oii,
and that they could do nothing ur li:u..
but advised bini, as a last resort, to try
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral. Alter tafcsm;
this medicine, two or three month, he
was pronounced a w ell man. His health
remains good to the present day.
J. S. Bradley, Maiden, Mass.. writes :
" Three winters ago I took a sever e'd,
which rapidly developed into Drnnrhiiia
and Consumption. I wos'mi v.ea!c that
I ceuld not sit up, was much -:n;-Mtcl,
and coughed incessantly. I ont:lu-d
several doctors, but they were iwer
less, and all agreed that I was in Con
sumption. At last, a friend brought me
a bottle of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
From the first dose, I found reli-f.
Two bottles cured ine, and my health
has since been perfect."
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
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sMkyallDisfgisu. Prkefl; sixboius,S&
HPssjV W ja I Jjl
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A Surplus Faml of - $20,000,.
Aad tae larsjsst Falsi ist
say hank la this pact of the State.
interest paH ea
tVDrafta oa the priae ipal cities ia tkis
try aadEaropeboaaht aad sold.
KVCoUectioBS aad aU other
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third Huturday of each month for the examinsZ
turn of applicants for teachers' certificates, and
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