Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 19, 1920, Image 2

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Bellefonte, Pa., November 19, 1920.
We two are the last, my daughter!
To set the table for two
Where once were plates for twenty,
Is a lonesome thing to do.
But my boys and girls are scattered
To the east and the west afar,
And one dearer than even the children
Has passed through the gates ajar.
I'm wanting my brains for Thanksgiving.
I thought last night as I lay
Awake in my bed and watching
For the breaking of the day,
How my heart would leap in gladness
If a letter should come this morn
To say that they could not leave us here
To keep the feast forlorn.
Samuel, my son, in Dakota,
Is a rich man, so I hear,
And he'll never let want approach us,
Save all the wanting of him near;
While Jack is in San Francisco,
And Edward over the sea,
And only my little Jessie
Is biding at home with me.
Oh! the happy time for a mother
Is when her bairns are small,
And into the nursery beds at night
She tucks her darlings all.
When the wee ones are about her,
With gleeful noise and cry,
And she hushes the tumult with a smile,
Her brood beneath her eye.
But a mother must bear her burden,
When her babes are bearded men;
On. ‘Change, or in the army,
Or scratching with a pen
In some banker's dusty office—
As Martin is, no doubt—
A mother must bear her burden
And learn to do without.
I know the Scripture teaching,
To help the halt and the blind,
And keep the homesick and the desolate
At the festal hour in mind.
Of the fat and the sweet a portion
I'll send to the poor man’s door,
But I'm wearying for my children
To sit at my board once more.
I tell you, Jessie, my darling,
This living for money and pelf,
It takes the heart from life, dear,
It robs a man of himself.
This old bleak hillside hamlet,
That sends its boys away,
Has a right to claim them back, dear,
On this Thanksgiving Day.
Shame on my foolish frettings!
Here are letters, a perfect sheaf!
Open them quickly, dearest;
Ah, me! ’'Tis beyond belief.
By ship and by train they're hasting,
Rushing along on the way.
Tell the neighbors that all my children
Will be here Thanksgiving Day.
—Margaret E. Sangster.
A Thanksgiving Story.
“But I don’t see that-it means so
very much,” argued the puzzled Eng-
lish boy, looking up from the football
he was lacing together. “All the fel-
lows are talking about eating—"
“No, they aren’t,” interrupted the
broad-shouldered Freshman, closing
his book, his eager eyes alight “That's
not the idea at all, Bob. Thanksgiv-
ing day just means giving thanks.”
“But how ?” persisted Bob Gordon.
“By just talking about it? By the
way, 1 suppose you'll be going home
next week ?”’
“No, I don’t think so,” replied Tom
Worden, regretfully. “Vacation’s too
short, and I can’t afford it. This your
first Thanksgiving in the States?”
“Yes,” returned the English boy,
his thoughts diverted from the im-
nding argument. Worden had tried
to make him understand that
more lay behind the celebration than
appeared but Bob had heard too much
talk about feasting, and his English
prejudices were still too fresh for the
other’s words to make much impres-
“Well, I'm going along,” declared
Worden, glancing at the clock. “In
training, you know, and it’s most nine.
So long!”
“Good night,” returned the other,
“See you tomorrow.”
As Tom walked through the streets
across the campus, his mind reverted
to the discussion. After all, had not
Thanksgiving day degenerated into a
mere formality, as Bob claimed? Of
course, there would be services in the
chapel for all the fellows who did not
go home, and there would be a
“spread” in the Hall. Tom gave a lit-
tle shiver at that, for he was earning
his board by serving as waiter, in
common with many other ambitious
but impecunious Freshmen.
His clothes-pressing industry was
paying well, and he had reached the
point where he was managing it and
making it a source of income without
devoting all his time to it. By sheer
good luck, he told himself, his ability
as hammer thrower and shot putter
had been discovered and he was on the
class team and regarded as material
for the varsity next year, no Fresh-
man being allowed on the college team
under the rules.
“Well,” he muttered, as he stoked
up the furnace that paid his room
rent, and drew the ashes for the night,
“T've got a whole lot to be thankful
for, that’s sure. And if I get an op-
portunity I'll show Bob that the da
means a whole lot more than words!”
But the days flew by, and Tom soon
forgot his determination in the rush
of the work that fell upon him. It
had been decided by the college au-
thorities that no more annual football
ames would be held on Thanksgiving.
nstead there would be an interclass
track meet. Teams from each class
would take part, small cups and med-
als would be awarded as prizes, and
the day would be made a “home af-
fair.” “As this was not the track sea-
son, most of the men would be out, of
condition. Tom, who kept in training
all the year around, had keen hopes o
bearing off ome of the cups for the
weights, and the Freshmen counted
strongly upon him to sustain the class
honors. : .
Between his clothes-pressing busi-
ness, which paid his expenses, his
waiting and furnace work, to say
say nothing of his studies, Tom Wor-
den was about the busiest boy at col-
lege that last week before Thanksgiv-
ing. He employed three boys to col-
lect and deliver the garments for him,
i and his helper in chief was a bright
| little chap named “Skinny” Almond,
| who divided his time between selling
' papers and working for Tom. Skinny
| + . . . ed
| gained his name from his wizened,
! Stunted appearance, and Tom, who
' knew that the boy did not have a very
| happy home, had taken a strong liking
! to the merry little chap.
| Thanksgiving morning dawned clear
‘and crisp and sunny, which made it
| certain that the track meet would take
| place out-doors and not in the gym.
{ Tom walked over to chapel with his
full, easy stride that betokened so
clearly his clean living and fine condi-
by more than one envious glance from
loafers on the campus.
“Wait till he’s been
ing. “He’s been working in his dad’s
fishboat all summer, but he’ll show
signs of wear pretty soon—""
The speaker was interrupted sud-
denly. A tall figure had turned the
corner and overheard the words, and
a strong hand had seized the loafing
Sophomore by the collar and twisted
him around until he gazed into the
angry face of big Hardy, captain of
the varsity track team.
«That'll do for you!” came the qui-
et voice of the athlete, as the other
shrank back. “Fishboat Worden isn’t
built along your lines, and doesn’t
need your criticism.”
And, without waiting for an ans-
wer, the yellow-haired giant passed on
and entered the chapel after the
Freshman whose cause he had cham-
pioned, leaving an abashed group of
Sophomores behind him. :
Bon walked part way home with
Bob Gordon and entered his own
rooming house with a light heart.
That afternoon the meet would come
off—indeed, right after lunch—and
Tom was looking forward to the con-
test eagerly. It would be his first real
chance to show what he was made of,
to put the long week of training and
gymnasium grind into active service,
and to come off with, perhaps, a cup
or medal to reward him for—what
was that?
As he entered his room and closed
the door, his eyes fell ona little,
crumpled-up figure lying on his bed.
One glance showed him that it was
Skinny Almond, and with a quick
stride across the room, Tom took the
little waif in his arms.
“What's the matter, Skinny?” he
asked. “Something gone wrong?”
The boy burst into a storm of sobs
at the sympathetic voice, and flung
his arms around Tom’s neck. With a
strange feeling of helpfulness Tom did
his best to comfort the little fellow,
striving to find out what was the mat-
ter. At last Skinny, ashamed of his
weakness, choked back his sobs des-
perately and made coherent answer.
“It’s pa!” he gasped out. “He just
come home, an’—an’ he’d been drink-
in’, I guess. Anyhow he hit ma with
a stick-an’ she fell down—"
“What!” cried Tom. “Was
“I dunno!” came the tearful answer.
“Pa, he aimed to get me, too, an’ I
dug over here.”
“You settle down for a minute,” and
Tom quickly laid the little figure on
the bed. “I'll be right back.”
Running downstairs he went to the
telephone and got Bob Gordon on the
wire. The English boy was just leav-
ing for the athletic field, for a great
share of the day’s festivities were to
take place before the meet; but at
Tom’s urgent plea to come over, and
the rapid exclamation, Bob assented
at once. Then, sitting on the stair by
the telephone, Tom put his head in his
hands and fought his battle.
When Bob Gordon arrived, he found
the newsboy sitting in Tom’s chair, a
hot cup of coffee before him while
Tom was making him eat some sand-
wiches fetched from the corner. At
Worden’s first words Gordon stared
“Why man! That’s clear across the
town! Look at the time!”
“Can’t help that!” smiled Tom back.
“But let me take care of it!” ex-
claimed Bob. “You’d never get back
to the field in time—"
“No,” rejoined Tom, quietly and
firmly. “I know the boy and 1 know
his mother. Things may be all right,
or they may not; if they are, we’ll get
back in time. In these tenements peo-
ple think nothing of a fight, Bob; if
the woman is hurt nobody may come
near her for days. I don’t think you'd
mind going—"
“I don’t!” cried the red-faced Bob.
“I’m thinking of you and the meet!”
“Well, quit thinking,” and Tom
turned to the waif. “Finish up that
coffee, Skinny, and we'll be off. Now,
Bob, you remember what we talked
about the other day? The spirit of
Thanksgiving isn’t to get, but to give,
old man. No use just feeling thank-
ful you've got to be thankful and do
thankful things and make other folks
be thankful. When you and I think
of our own homes, Bob, and then think
of Skinny’s, we've got a whole lot to
be thankful for right there.”
“I know,” nodded Gordon, thought-
fully, “but I don’t see why you
«Because I want to,” laughed Tom.
“I'm going to show I'm thankful.
guess I can afford to miss this old
track meet, considering all the other
things I haven't missed. All done,
Skinny? Let’s trot along, then.”
And so the three started off, Bob
Gordon still thoughtful and silent.
Tom laughing and trying to rouse the
spirits of the waif. At last they reach-
ed the squalid tenement district, and
under Skinny’s guidance, climbed
flight after flight of stairs until he
pointed to the door.
«That’s it,” he whispered. “You
won’t let him hurt me?”
“No, indeed I won't,” replied Tom
soberly, while Bob took the boy’s hand
protectingly. Tom opened the door,
with a little cry. :
Before them on the floor lay Skin-
ny’s mother, a red streak across her
brow, but there was no evidence of the
f | father. The two boys lifted the wom-
an on the bed and stared at each oth-
er helplessly.
«She’s breathing, anyhow!” mutter-
ed Bob, with a sigh of relief. “What
will we do?”
“You go down to the ’phone,” re-
plied Tom. “Get Doc Strong. He can
come right over in his car. Then you
had better get some beef tea, and grub
—here’s some money—"’ :
“Keep it!” growled the English boy,
turning to the door. “I'm not broke
yet. So long.” :
Left alone, Tom and Skinny got a
basin of water and a cloth, and the
Freshman began to bathe the wom- :
an’s face, not knowing what better to
do. She was breathing heavily, but
the cold water did not revive her. As
he worked, Tom glanced at the cheap
clock on the table, then gave a little
1 | th’ dishtress that’s pervadin’ us—body
shrug. It was three-thirty and the
meet began at three, so there was no
chance that he could get back in time.
Having reached this conclusion, he
dismissed the matter from his mind
for good and all.
“Now, Skinny,” he said at last, “let
tion, and on the way he was followed us get things cleaned up a bit here.”
Between them they managed to get
the room in some semblance of order
here another | and neatness, by the time Gordon re-
year!” sneered one of these, as Tom | turned with a basket which he set on
disappeared into the ivy-covered build- | the table. |
“Doc’s on the way,” he nodded reas-
suringly to Tom. “I got some fruit
and stuff here. Had we better get the
police 7” i
“No,” said Tom, hastily, as Skinny |
started, “not that, Bob. The man is!
a brute, but—well, I don’t think that
Mrs. Almond would like it.” The oth- |
er boy nodded. |
A moment later they heard the |
“chug-chug” of a motor, and Skinny
was sent down to guide the doctor up. |
When the latter entered, out of |
breath, he flung a quick nod to the’
boys and turned to the woman on the
bed. :
“Just a bruise,” he said, as he rose.
“She’ll be all right when she comes
around. [Ill leave my assistant to'
look after her. Bring him up, will
you, young chap?” |
As’ Skinny departed on his errand, |
Dr. Strong turned to the boys. “What |
are you chaps doing here? Thought |
you were in the games today Wor-
Between them they explained their
presence on the other side of town.’
When Tom had finished the doctor
pulled out his watch. i
“H'm! Three forty-five!
started at three. Weights were last
on the program; that'd bring them to |
about four or four-ten. You chaps |
get down and pile in the car. Tl get |
you back for the hammer throw, Wor- |
den. No, don’t waste time talking!
Just get down stairs. I'll be right
along when my assistant comes.”
The two excited boys passed the
doctor’s helper on the stairs. Five
minutes later Tom gripped Bob’s arm
and whispered between bumps.
“Say do you know what Thanksgiv-
ing stands for?”
“Yes, I should say I do!” was the
English boy’s reply, and Tom was sat-
isfied.—The Boys’ World.
Warning to Turkey Hunters.
1. The wild turkey season opened
at sunrise Monday morning, Novem-
ber 15th, and ends November 30th,
says Seth E. Gordon, secretary Game
Commission. Killing turkeys (or any
other game except raccoons) before
sunrise or after sunset is a violation
of the game laws punishable by heavy
2. Calling turkeys in any manner,
or shooting from a blind, or at a bait,
or using a dog in hunting turkeys are
methods absolutely prohibited.
- 38. Remember that the legal limit
is one wild turkey to each hunter. Be
sure you see a wild turkey and not
your partner before shooting. Don’
shoot into a flock and take chances on
killing more than one bird, or wound-
ing a number to crawl away to die an
absolute waste. If a hunter sees
more than one turkey and shoots with-
out first giving the birds a chance to
separate he is assuming the responsi-
bility and liable to prosecution for
every bird above the legal limit killed
or wounded.
4. Be sure to carry your hunter’s
license with you and wear your tag
properly displayed at all times while
hunting. Negligent hunters are dai-
ly being arrested for failure to ob-
serve the law in this respect.
5. Don’t let a fellow hunter cheat
you by killing game illegally. Make
it your business to see to it that he
goes straight or else that he is report-
ed at once to the nearest protector or
the office of the Game Commission at
Harrisburg. You are a partner in one
of the biggest enterprises in the State
with more than 400,000 stockholders
—help protect your interests.
6. Leave some turkeys. in. each
flock for breeding purposes next year.
Arrange to feed every flock left over
during the coming winter.
7. Guard against forest fires. Tur-
keys cannot thrive on burned-over ter-
The Sins of Humor.
At last some humor has been dis-
covered to exist in Sinn Fein. Itcame
from the mouth of an old Irishman
who was letting himself go to an un-
fortunate tourist, who had lost one of
those trains which do not go as often
as they used to in the land of fair
dreams and unfair realities. To the
tourist the old fellow spoke thus:
“Qch, it’s all very well for yez to
say that Ould Oireland isn’t the same
as she always was. Begorrah! We
shtill have our fun left to us, wiv all
an’ soul. An’ Oi ¢'n tell yez this—
that there'd be sthill a whole heap of
humor in this Sinn Fein bizhness, if it
wasn’t for all th’ killin’ that’s goin’
along wiv it.”—Sketch.
For the first time since 1914
the U. S. Marine band will tour the
country, giving concerts in every sec-
tion. Created in 1798 and known as
“the President’s own,” this band has
attended every President from Wash-
ington to Wilson at official and social
functions at the White House and
elsewhere. It has marched down his-
toric Pennsylvania Avenue probtbly
more than any other musical organi-
zation, in parades of varied character.
The band has won popular favor by its
sterling open-air concerts in Wash-
ington, which were inaugurated in
1854. Captain W. H. Santelmann is
the present leader, a well known com-
poser, and highly respected for his
musicianship. John P. Sousa was a
former leader.
A city man likes to live ina
good neighborhood, and have neigh-
bors with wealth enough to keep them
away from home most of the time.—
Kansas City Star.
Party Organization and Platforms.
What is a political party?
Answer: By an act of Assembly
any group of voters with a definite
policy and candidates, one of whom at
least, was able to poll not less than
two per cent. of the largest entire vote
cast in the State for any elected can-
didate, is a political party in the State,
or any group, one of whose candidates
polled at least five per cent. of the
highest candidate’s vote in a county
election is a political party within the
Does this mean that it is possible
for a party to have a legal standing
in a county election but no status in
the State?
Answer: Yes, certain parties are
often organized for purely local pur-'
poses, for example: “The City Party”
and “The Town Meeting Party” in
Since a group of voters is not recog-
nized as a party until they have shown
their numerical strength in an elec-
tion preceding a Primary election, how
can a group of voters, not yet recog-
nized, bring candidates before the peo-
Such a group of voters
can bring its candidates before the’
people by means of nomination peti-
tions, as we studied in the previous
What causes the organization of po-
litical parties in the United States?
Answer: As a rule differences of
opinion on national issues have caus-
ed the formation of political parties
in the United States.
Which is the oldest political party
now in existence ?
Answer: The Democratic party,
which dates back to the time of Jef-
Was it always called the Democrat-
ic party?
Answer: No, it was first known as
the party rules, are’ authorized to
make such rules, to be in force in their
respective counties for the selection
znd management of its members in
the respective districts as are consist-
ent with the laws of the State and the
interest of their party.
What are the organized bodies of
all the Republican party in the county
and city of Philadelphia?
Answer: In Philadelphia there are
three official organized bodies of the
Republican party; they are: 1. The
District committees (called Division
committees). 2. The Ward Execu-
tive committees. 3. The Republican
Central Campaign committee.
Who are the members of the Divis-
ion committees?
Answer: Every qualified Republi-
can voter in the division is a member
of the Division committee.
When and where do these Division
committees meet?
Answer: In every division these
Division committees are organized on
the second Tuesday in December in
every year, and meet at the regular
places of holding the general elections,
at 8 p. m., and if such places are not
available the Ward committee shall
designate the place of meeting.
What business is transacted at this
meeting ?
Answer: They elect a president,
secretary and treasurer, who serve for
one year and transact all business un-
der the direction of the Ward Execu-
tive committee.
Who comprise the Ward Executive
committee ?
Answer: The Ward Executive com-
mittee consists of two members from
each division, elected by the qualified
Republican electors of the division.
Each elector votes for two persons and
‘ the two candidates receiving the larg-
the Democratic-Republican party; but
in 1824 there came a split, and in the
year 1831 there came into existence
the present Democratic party.
What is the second oldest political
party in the United States?
Answer: The Republican party.
When did the present Republican
party come into being ?
Answer: In 1854, as a direct result
of the passage of the Kansas-Nebras-
ka bill, making slavery possible in the
North, the Republican party came in-
to being.
What other party came into exist-
ence as a protest to a moral wrong?
Answer: In 1869 the Prohibition
party was organized to bring about
State and National legislation to stop
the liquor traffic.
When was the present Socialist par-
ty formed?
Answer: In 1890, a group of vot-
ers, who believed in political action
through a working class party, with a
group from the Socialist Labor party,
formed the present Socialist party.
What should every citizen do before
affiliating with any political party?
Answer: Every citizen, before af-
filiating with any political party,
should not only study thoroughly the
principles of every party, but should
also investigate whether the parties,
through their elected candidates, put
those principles into action.
When were the last party platforms
of the various parties adopted ?
_ Answer: Each of the political par-
ties adopted a platform at the last Na-
tional convention held in 1916.
How many recognized parties are
there now in Pennsylvania?
Answer: There are four: The
Republican, the Democratic, the Pro-
hibition, the Socialist.
_ How is the management of the var-
ious parties conducted?
Answer: By means of permanent
committees which transact all the
work of politics except the voting.
How many permanent committees
has each party?
Answer: In each party there are
local committees in every city, ward
and election district, also in every
township and village. There are city,
county and State committees; and
above all there is a permanent Nation-
al committee consisting of one mem-
ber from each State and Territory of
the United States.
What are some of the things these
Yapious committees do for their par-
Answer: They issue calls for the
nominating conventions; they organ-
ize political clubs; they arrange for
political mass meetings and proces-
sions; they solicit funds for conduct-
ing campaigns; they urge upon voters
the necessity of registering and vot-
ing and in many other ways promote
and defend the interests of their party
through good and ill, report and de-
feat, as well as after success.
Describe the organization of the Re-
publican party in Pennsylvania.
Answer: The Republican party in
Pennsylvania consists of: 1. The
Republican State committee. 2. The
Executive committee of the Republi-
can State committee. 3. The Finance
committee of the Republican State
committee. 4. Republican County
committees. 5. Local committees
provided for by the rules of the State
or County committees.
How is the State committee chosen?
Answer: The members of the Re-
publican State committee shall be
elected as is authorized by the law and
shall meet biennially for or aniza-
tion within the time prescribed ; law.
At whose call does this committee
meet, and where ? :
Answer: The State Republican
committee meets at the call of the
State Chairman who is elected bien-
nially at the permanent State head-
quarters of the Republican party.
What business is transacted at this
regular biennial meeting ?
Answer: At this biennial meeting
the platform of the Republican party
in the State of Pennsylvania is draft-
ed and adopted.
Are special meetings of the State
Republican committee ever called?
Answer: The State Chairman is
authorized, under the party rules, to
call a special meeting whenever twen-
ty-five committeemen shall reques'
such a meeting, but no business shall
be transacted at such a meeting ex-
cept that specified in the request for
the meeting.
What are the duties of the County
committees ?
Answer: County committees, under
est number of votes are elected for
one year, or until it has been decided
that their successors have been legal-
ly elected.
When and where does the Ward Ex-
ecutive committee meet ?
Answer: The persons elected to the
Ward Executive committee meet on
the third Monday after their election
at 8 p. m., at the regular meeting
Placa of the Ward Executive commit-
What business does this committee
Answer: The Ward committee ef-
fects a permanent organization by the
election viva voce of a president, vice-
president, recording secretary, finan-
cial secretary and a treasurer.
Then they elect a qualified voter of
their ward as a member of the Central
Campaign committee, this member, so
elected, to be subject to recall at any
time by a vote of two-thirds of the
duly elected members of the Ward
Executive committee.
This Ward Executive committee
transacts all business that is legally
transacted in the name of the Repub-
lican party in the respective wards.
What is the Central Campaign com-
mittee ?
Answer: This committee, as we
have seen, is composed of members
elected by the various Ward Execu-
tive committees. They hold office for
one year, unless recalled by a two-
thirds vote of their Ward Executive
committee. :
Are the members of the Central
Campaign committee members of
their respective *Ward ‘committees ?
Answer: Yes, by virtue of their
election to the Central Campaign
committee, they become members of
their respective Ward committees,
even if they were not members before,
and they are entitled to vote at all
meetings of their Executive committee
but are not entitled to hold any office
in the Ward Executive committee.
If the elected member to the Central
Cantpaign committee for any reason
cannot attend, how is his ward repre-
sented ?
Answer: The president of the Ward
Executive committee shall represent
his ward in the Republican Central
Campaign committee, when the mem-
ber from his ward is compelled to be
absent, and he shall have a vote there-
Are there any persons ex-officio
members of the Republican Central
Campaign committee ?
Answer: Yes, all city and county
nominees of the party, where they are
not prohibited by law, are ex-officio
members of the Central Campaign
committee, while they are candidates
upon the Republican ticket, but they
are not permitted to vote for officers
of the said committee.
When and where does the Republi-
can Central Campaign committee
meet ?
Answer: On the Wednesday fol-
lowing their election, the persons
elected to the Central Campaign com-
mittee meet at the headquarters of
the Republican Central Campaign
committee, at 10 a. m., and organize
by the election of a temporary chair-
man who appoints two secretaries pro
tem and two doorkeepers. -
What action follows the temporary
organization? .
Answer: Immediately after the
temporary organization has been ef-
fected they proceed, under these tem-
porary officers, to form a permanent
organization by the election viva voce,
a president, two vice-presidents, a re-
cording secretary, financial secretary
and treasurer, and three auditors.
Is the Central Campaign committee
a very important one?
Answer: This committee is the of-
ficial head of the Republican party in
the county, and has full power to
transact business and manage cam-
paigns as it deems advisable and in
accordance with the law of the State.
This committee also has the power
to fill vacancies happening on the Re-
publican ticket after nominations at
the Primary.
In a World of Beauty.
To him the women were, almost
without exception, ver beautiful.
Their lips were so bright and red,
their skin so fresh, and their color so
good. He had never noticed that any
of them ronged. No, their complex-
ions all looked fresh and healthy and
radiantly lovely. :
Always he felt as though he lived
in a world of beauty, with women al-
luring and attractive to be seen every-
where. :
For he was very short sighted.
And he only wore his glasses for
reading.—Mary Graham Bonner.
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Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some would eat that want it,
But we hae meat, and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.
The annual feast day is once more
at hand, and again our tables will
groan with their load of good things
to eat. Following the time-honored
custom, turkey will furnish the piece
de resistance of the meal, with its ac-
companiment of cranberry sauce, and
for dessert there must be a pudding
with plums in it, and of course a good
A Thanksgiving dinner means a
great deal of work in its preparation;
but once the menu is decided upon,
there will be real enjoyment in the
cooking. A well-balanced menu, and
fn that is sure to please, is given be-
Oyster Soup
Roast Turkey
Crisp Crackers Celery
Giblet Stuffing
Brown Gravy
Mashed Potatoes Turnip Cones
Creamed Silver Skins
Spiced Cranberry Jelly
Fruit Salad
Thanksgiving Pudding
Squash Pie
Assorten Nuts
Sterling Sauce
Mince Pie
Turnip Cones—Wash and pare tur-
nips and cut in cone shapes, using one
of the little French vegetable cutters;
there should be three cupfuls. Put in
a saucepan, add three-fourths cupful
of boiling water or stock, one and one-
half teaspoonfuls of salt, one and one-
half teaspoonfuls of sugar and one-
fourth cupful of butter. Cover, and
let simmer until cones are soft.
Creamed Silver Skins—Peel small
silver-skinned onions—there should be
three cupfuls. Put in a saucepan, cov<
er with boiling water, add one tea-
spoonful of salt, and cook fifteen min-
utes, Drain, add one cupful of cream,
and cook in double boiler until onions
are soft, adding one-half teaspoonful
of salt the last ten minutes of the
Spiced Cranberry Jelly—Pick over
and wash one quart of cranberries.
Put in a saucepan, add one cupful of
boiling water, and let boil until cran-
berries are soft. Rub through a sieve,
and add one-third cupful of water, two
cupfuls of heated sugar, a three-inch
piece of stick cinnamon, twenty-four
whole cloves and six allspice-berries.
Again bring to the boiling point and
let simmer very gently fifteen min-
utes. Skim, add a few grains of salt,
turn into individual molds, and chill.
Fruit Salad—Wipe and pare apples,
and shape with a French vegetable
cutter, having twenty-four small balls.
Marinate with French dressing, and
let stand until thoroughly chilled. If
a French cutter is not at hand, the ap-
ples may be cut in three-fourths inch
cubes. Mash a cream cheese and add
one teaspoonful, each, of Worcester-
shire sauce and salt, and one tea-
spoonful of canned chopped pimento;
then shape into twelve small balls.
Arrange on a bed of crisp lettuce-
leaves, and garnish with strips of pi-
mento. Serve with a French dressing
made by mixing one-half teaspoonful
of salt, one-fourth teaspoonful of pep-
per and a few grains of cayenne to-
gether. Then add two tablespoonfuls
of vinegar and four tablespoonfuls of
olive oil, and stir until well blended.
The Thanksgiving Pudding may be
made two or three days in advance,
and reheated for serving. Pick over
and finely chop one pound of beef su-
et, and add one cupful of molasses and
one cupful of sour milk. Mix and sift
two and one-fourth cupfuls of . flour
with one and one-half teaspoonfuls of
soda, one teaspoonful of cinnamon,
one-half teaspoonful of clove and one-
half teaspoonful of salt. Add to first
mixture; then add one and one-fourth
cupfuls of raisins (seeded and chop-
ped) mixed with three-fourths cupful
of currants dredged with one-half cup-
ful of flour. Turn into a buttered
melon-mold, adjust cover, place on a
trivet in kettle, half surround with
boiling water, cover, and steam four
hours, adding more water as necessa-
ry, and never allowing it to reach a
lower temperature than the boiling-
point. If one cares to have a hard
sauce in place of the Sterling sauce
which is suggested, the pudding might
be served in the following fashion,
which looks very attractive, while the
heat of the pudding does not melt the
sauce. Put the pudding on an oblong
serving dish and surround with one-
third inch slices of lemon from which
the seeds have been removed. Pile a
portion of the sauce on each slice (or
better still, force through a pastry bag
and tube if one is at hand) and gar-
nish each with a candied cherry. For
Sterling sauce, beat the white of one
egg until stiff, and add gradually,
while beating constantly, three-
fourths cupful of powdered sugar;
then add the yolk of one egg beaten
until thick and lemon-colored, a few
grains of salt, three-fourths cupful of
heavy cream, beaten until stiff, and
one teaspoonful of vanilla.
Genuine Mince Meat—Mix five cup-
fuls of chopped cooked lean beef, two
and one-half cupfuls of chopped beef
suet, seven and one-half cupfuls of
chopped apples (which have been cor-
ed and quartered), three cupfuls of
cider, one-half cupful of vinegar, one
cupful of molasses, five cupfuls of su-
gar, three-fourths pound citron, fine-
ly chopped, two and one-half cupfuls
of raisins, seeded and chopped, the
juice of two lemons, the juice of two
oranges, one tablespoonful of mace,
three tablespoonfuls of cinnamon, two
tablespoonfuls of cloves, two table-
spoonfuls of allspice, two nutmegs,
grated, two tablespoonfuls of lemon-
extract and one cupful of brandy. Re-
duce liquor in which meat was cooked
to three cupfuls. Add to first mix-
ture; season with salt. Bring to boil-
ing point and let simmer one and one-
half hours.
Pumpkin Pie—One quart of stewed
pumpkin, pressed through a sieve.
Nine eggs, whites and yolks beaten
light and separately. Two scant
quarts of milk, the fresher the better;
one teaspoonful each of mace, cinna-
mon ond nutmeg; one and a half cups
of light brown sugar. Mix well, beat
steadily for three minutes and bake in
open shells of pastry. Some house-
wives like a dash of ginger added to
the other spices.