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MY STORY OF THE WAR
llecuwn Ku-iiUi. o "roiK UIU riKMMt HI IRU
MS 111 M lluplul Ctmi maon Ilia U.llUi-t.ld.
Ho ether tuuk hu dnwn to winy uut, llriibt, lir. A&d
vgkt to iL Ihf buomlor " tauk to m&i lacnirr oa
And for Ul lu.IkT.T.. CiAa (mwUla Vila nana.
iaoirr oa aov
tlilc&dltl htvel 1'I.Im, rd old lltU.lrUs In (v.
Cblurfc fll t iSvummJ. C j'li.UOO nor AgaUt H'amUil
lUkiri-ua vo-, lunrwa. uu.
swv K.1 1 1 1 -m
THE TURKEY'S LAST GOBBLE.
Behold me now.
A Turkey with a big Tl
Time, 8 o'clock a. m.
Xlr 6 p. m.
bat will I bet
A total wreck;
A travmty on animated organism;
A weird, bewildering
ntanglement of bonM
A bouow mockery;
With every wad of stuiBDg
Eternally knocked out of ltl
Clothed In the
Bony relics of Its living entity I
A ruined detitiny
o stand a monument
A gobbler with bis gobble
Oona to those
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This U Tbanksgirlng dty I
THE LOST FOUND.
TIUNKSOrVINO 8 TORY, BY ANNIE I.
Copyright, 139, by American Press Asoclatlons.
R. WILKINS kissed
liia wife and children,
climbed Into his sleigh,
tucked the old buffalo
robe nbout him, gath
ered up tho reins nnd
drove oil. It was a
brlcht November morn
ing, two days before Thanksgiving, for ,
whioh gTeat occasion ho was going to
town, twenty miles away, to "do somo
He told tho children, Bob and Elsie,
that he would corno back with lots of
things peanuts and raisins, and perhaps
some oranges, besides other eatables
necessary for the Thanksgiving feast.
IIow tho little ones shouted ut tho
mention of oranges, for you must know
that such dalntlea seldom fell to thelt
share. Hard work, early and late, on
tbe little farm, only sufficed to keep the
family plainly clothed and fed, and they
had very few luxuries.
Ail tho sleigh jogged along tho man
fall to thinking of the dear ones who
would watch for his return on the mor
row. "I'll give 'em a good Thanksglvin' 'f I
can," he thought. "There ain't no fam
ily that deserves it more. Wisht I
could sell everything I've got with me.
Wouldn't I mako their eyes open, thought
Mebbe I could buy 'em somo flga. Tho
children's never seen any. An' I'd git
Mirandy an egg beater, 8I10 ain't never
The miles to town grew less as tho
horse went on, and the lntluence of tho
brilliant winter day made Mr. Wllklns
happy, not so much because ho was sus
ceptible to nature's beauty, but because
ho thought: "If this here weather'll only
hold out, I'll be back early ter-morrer."
Mrs. Wilklns spent the day in getting
r ready for the feast, with such material
as toe iiiui on nana, une Kiuea tno Dig
gest and plumpest chicken in the yard,
Bob looking on delightedly at tho opera
tion. Tender hearted Elsie ran Into the
house and put her fingers In her ears, so
that the "could not hear tbe poor chlckio
cry," she said. Then there was rye
bread to make, and a kind of "plain
sweet cake," tho best they ever had,
There were also dried apples and pump
kin pics to bake, the house to set in or
der and the chickens to feed. Nine-year-old
Bob and O-ycar-old Elsie were
eager to "help mother)" and while tho
former fed old Red Top, the rooster, nnd
hts family, the little girl trotted around
In her coarse brown cloak and blue hood
sweeping the doorstep and picking up
sticks In tho yard for tho fire, sho said,
Bo Uie day wore on, and when the
early winter ovenlng closed In upon
them, they had their simple supper of
bread, mush and milk, and soon the lit
tle ones were asleep.
As Mrs. Wilklns sat sowing, she heard
the wind rising, and went to tho window
to look out. The moon was partly cov
ered by threatening clouds, While she
watched they obscured the silver light
"It looks mighty threatenln'," sho said
to herself, "I should feel real bad If pa
couldn't git back for Thanksglvin', for
the children has set so much store by
what ho's goln' to bring 'em. I wouldn t
feel right good myself. We've cat our
ThanksKivin' dinner together on that
day this ten year, an' I've allers beon
thankful for my man an' children.
There ain't many sech."
Thus her homely thoughts ran on un
til the light began to grow dim for the
scarcity of oil In U10 lamp. Then sho
Vrouued for ret, .first .tlutukinjt Qod, for
it r sssn 1
ner blessings and osTtmg protection for
her husband on his journey and a speedy
return on tho morrow.
Quiet brooded over tho hou&o and its
inmates, over tho little village near which
they lived and over the tavern where tho
father lay, twenty miles away. But not
for long. Tho rising winds, which had
made themselves heard fitfully, now
grow furious. They reveled In the open
stretch of country around tho Wilkins
farm, which stood on the edge of tho
village, and chased each other across
meadows whoso crusted snow gleamed
when tho clouds wero blown for a mo
ment from tho face of tho moon. Soon
more flakes began to fall, and, what with
the wind and the smooth surface of the
snow already fallen, were blown and
whirled violently about until thoy threat
ened to hide somo landmarks completely.
Mr. Wilkins' little house camo in for
a sharo of tho drifts. It was low and
white and square. Llko many houses in
rural New England, Its rear door opened
Into a shed, behind which wero tho barn
and outhouses, so that in case of storms
tho livo stock could be easily reached.
The snow played very queer pranks with
the houso that night. It left the roof ut
most bare, while It piled a drift In front
which hid all but one corner of the win
dow. It drifted agninst the barn door
and hid the shed completely. Fortunate
ly the well was under tho shed roof nnd
thechlcken house could bo reached with
out going out.
When Mrs. Wilkins awoke, her first
thought was of tho night before and her
forebodinss of a storm. Sho tried to
look out, hut tho snow covered every
thing. Much frightened, 6ho climbed to
the loft of tho ono story house. Looking
from the window, she perceived that not
a person could bo seen. The roads were
piled with great white drifts, and tho
only house in sight, also a low one, .was
partially covered. Over nil tho sun was
shining brightly. She saw at a glance
that a sleigh could not get through tho
roads on that day and possibly not on
tho next. Then sho went down and
awoke tho children.
"What's the matter, mother?" said
"Matter enough," replied Mrs. Wil
kins. "Wo aro snowed in, and father
can't get homo today."
At this little Elsie showed signs of
crying, and her mother hastened to say,
"But we'll havo a Thanksglvin' when ho
does como, Elsie. P'r'aps he'll como to
She got up, took tho child to tho win
dow where tho world was visible from
ono of tho upper panes, and held her up.
"Tho sun's shlnin' as nico as can bo.
That'll melt all tho snow soon, nnd then
we'll seo father nn' old Bess comin' down
tho roatl with lots o' good things."
This diverted Elsie, and sho chattered
gayly while her mother dressed her,
Bob meantime climlcd up and looked out
of tho small peep hole left by tho snow,
"Thero ain't any people passing by,
mother," ho announced.
"No, nor won't be," sho replied, "not
till tho snow's melted pretty consider
able." "What will we have to eat, mother?"
"There's plenty o' things in tho house,"
sho said. "Wo sha'n't starve. Don't yo
bo afraiil o' that, Bob."
After their breakfast of fried pork and
johnny cake Bhe went to feed tho chick
ens. Tho children followed her, for it
Beemed "kind o lonesome, as Bob Bald,
No ono passed all day. Tho bud shone
out warm and bright, and, though they
could not perceive It, was doing slowly
but surely its good work for them. Bob
looked out of the ono pane of glass bo
long that ho was tired. And it was no
wonder, for ho hail to stand on tiptoo on
tho window sill to seo out at nil.
So tho day wore on, When tho chil
dren fretted their good mother talked
about what father would bring, and how
sure bIio was that ho would como on tho
next day tho day of their groat feast
itself, Sho wasn't at nil suro when she
first said bo, but this was her way of
keeping her own hopes up, anil sho suc
ceeded bo well that she almost believed
they would see old Bess and the sleigh
Wednesday had passed slowly to Mr,
Wilkins In tho dingy little hotel where
ho was staying. When ho started for
homo early on tho following morning
tho hangers on about tho door forboded
all sorts of evil results to his "foolhardy
notion" of trying to get through such a
snow, but he persisted In going.
"Seems cs if I must," he told them.
It was hard work harder thau ho had
expected, but old Bess was a strong
horse, and ho himself used to rough
Twelvo miles wero traveled without
Incident or accident. Tho rest of tho
way was lonely enough, somo of It skirt
ing woods and leading through glens.
It was a wild, beautiful drlvo In sum
mer, but desolate In winter. As Mr.
Wllklns drovo on, thoughts of an event
of which hu had heard In town recurred
to hts mind: "Judgo Carter's little girl
woslosti missing sluco Tuesday! servant
took, her to walk; neither of them seen
since; a thousand dollars reward I"
These had mado little Impression 0:1 tho
busy man ut tho lime, but now, in tho
oukt of that lonely drlvo. tbqv caiuo
back in fragmcms. 'Ho thought fir lils
own little ones nnd of the awful weather
that had prevailed since Tuesday, tho
day ho had left homo.
Ile'wai btartled from his reverie by
tho sharivbarklng of n dog. It Beemed
to comcftom an old building oft from
tho road, which, situated near a pond,
had onco been used as an ico houso. Ho
listened. Yes, that wsa tho placo from
which tho nolso came, and tho barking
sounded as if something unusual hod
happened. Tho ice houso was deeply
filled with drifts, which lay thick be
tween it and tho road. Ho couldn't get
through easily. It would hinder him in
his journey, loo. Perhaps ho wouldn't
seo homo that night, ho Bald to himself.
So ho drovo on.
What mado him connect that dog's
barking with the story of tho lost child?
Ho couldn't seem to get rid of that. He
stopped, and again measured the dis
tance and the height of tho drifts, de
cided that It wasn't worth whllo to get
through them "jlst fur a dog," as ho
tried to mako himself believe, and again
"What If it was your child?" Tho
thought stung him.
"Well, hero goes!" ho said, and suited
tho action to tho word by covering hts
horso with tho Blelgh robo and striking
Dut for the houso. It was a Btrugglo
even for the hardy farmer. As ho neared
tho placo tho barking grew louder. Tho
door on tho bldo toward him was almost
covered, so ho mado for the rear. That
had been sheltered from drifts by tho
building, and a Bmall door was accessible
there. As heopened It ahandsomo New
foundland dog rushed out, jumping on
lilm and whining for joy. Mr. Wllklns'
eyes, dazzled by tho snow, could at first
seo nothing, but tho dog pulled him
toward tho moot sheltered corner of the
placo, where a four-year-old girl lay,
whito and motionless.
Mr. Wilkins dropped down beside her
and felt her hands, head, and finally
her heart. Tho littlo ono was not dead,
as ho first thought, nnd his chief caro
was to rovivo her. Being utterly ex
hausted, all ho could do at first was to
fold her In his arms under his overcoat.
Presently ho started for tho sleigh, fol
lowed by tho faithful dog whoso devo
tion had perhaps saved tho child's life.
Ho was anxious to reach tho Bleigh, for
ho had bethought himself of a bottle of
milk which his host had put up with a
lunch for him. That and tho air Beemed
to revivo tho child. Sho clung to him,
crying, until tho dog poked his nose Into
her hand as ho Bat bcsldo them on tho
sleigh seat. Then bIio smiled and tried
to pat him, calling him "Nelo," her
word for "Nero," which was tho name
on his collar. As soon as she had recov
ered sufficiently to sit up, Mr. Wilkins
drovo on towards home, planning to
send word by tho next person that passed
his houso bound townward, for ho felt
suro this was Judgo Carter's lost daugh
ter. His work was not over when horeached
home, and saw tho littlo group waiting
In tho window for him. It was necessary
to shovel his way In, His wife throw a
ropo to him from tho loft window, at
taching a shovel on tho other end so that
ho could haul It out. When the way was
clear ho brought tho now sleeping child
In, and told how ho had found her and
the story ho had heard.
Then what a talking nnd running to
and fro commenced! Tho baby must be
petted and fed and put to sleep, and tho
nanusomo uog must rccelvo somo atteU'
THE DKLUlllTd OF HOME.
"Will you tell us your name, dear?"
said Mm. Wilkins to tho child, oa she
took her In her uruis.
"Namo, Nelllo," said alio, and, suro
enough hcrgpU pU, waa Bo.pnrawc.
VOL. 24, NO. 48.
"Mary," "ride," "Jogffy" and "big;
man," were all sho could say plainly
about where she had been. Perhaps no
ono could understand her sweet prattle
but her mother. At tho thought of that
sorrowing woman, Mrs. Wllklns said
with tears In her eyes:
"0 Samuel, I'm just grieved thinkin'
about this baby's mother. When can we
"Likes not somo ono'll bo goln' to town
In the moniln', Mirandy," ho replied.
After drinking a cup of tea which his
wlfo had proimred whllo ho worked, Mr.
Wllklns started out to get his horse nnd
sleigh under cover. This done, ho pro
pared for a pleasant evening with his
family. After tho children had naked
questions to their heart's content nbout
his adventure, tho talk drifted around to
"Wo haven't had any Thanksgiving,
father," said Elsie, as sho sat on hlskneo.
"I think wo have, child," said Mrs.
Wllklns. "Isn't It Thanksglvin' onough
to see father back enfe? That's better
thau nil tho dinners we could cat."
"Nevermind, Elsloi wo'll keep Thanks
glvin' tc-morrer," said her father. "I
don't know 's it makes much dlfforcnco
when wo keep it cs long es we're thank
"An' havo lots to eat," put In Bob.
"What did you bring us, father?"
"You jest wait till morning an' see,
Bob," said Mrs. Wllklns.
When morning oamo thoy found the
oranges and raisins and all the good
things, oven to tho figs, and to tell of
what n feast they had, and how Jolly
they were, nnd how tho little strauger
enjoyed it with them, would bo a long
It was not hard to interest their near
est neighbor in the lost child, and, as he
had kept Thanksgiving on the right day,
he volunteered to go at onco to town.
It was found that a servant had gone to
walk with littlo Nellie, and Nero, tho
dog, a littlo distance up tho road, she
had said. Thoy had not returned, but
tho girl was last seen riding with a
stranger whoso slouched hat prevented
his being recognized. Nothing definite
was ever found out, but It was con
jectured that sho, wanting to bo rid of
tho child and dog without going home,
had left them in tho old ico houso, sup
posing that tho dog's barking would at
tract attention from passers-by.
Tho grateful parents insisted on doub
ling tho reward when they learned how
much Mr. Wllklns had done to find little
Nellie. Tho buiu seemed llko a fortune
to tho poor farmer. He bought moro
land with It, and very good land it
proved to be, so good that it made life
less hard for tho Wllklns family. Littlo
luxuries, hitherto unknown, became pos
sible, and thero never was a time when,
from n pecuniary as well as a moral
point of view, Mr. Wllklns was uot glad
ho had fought his way through the
drifts Into tho icehouso at tho call of tho
dog and so saved the little one that was
It. JINKINS used to
mention to bis
now tbe pie bis
him was the best
ho over ate.
And as how, at gay
tbe merry days
Tbe delight of bis young bosom was bis mother's
Mrs. Jlnklns tried to please bun, and all BOrts of
pains did take.
But her plo was not as tempting as bis mother
used to mak et
And ho only minced and nibbled, while In vain his
wife did try
To concoct as good a pastry as his mother's fa
Just to eat a pleco of plo with all tbo long re
Ha returnod, one bright Thanksgiving, to tho old
new jngiana ranu,
And his heart v, as filled v,lth rapture, and bis
spirit raountad high
As ho puckered up his visage for his boyhood's
Dut be found himself unable his Thanksgiving to
With the same decided rehab that be used to when
And he left the frost half eaten, and admitted,
lib a sigh,
That the change was la his apreU to, and wasn't
In the pio.
lie discovered that the pleasuro of the great
Didn't huge, the way It used to, upon the things
And be couldnt leatetue table with the same
With his ki.lrlt full of rapture and his stomach
full or pie.
J. 11. BUILSV.
l tellug jimi.
As on the table hi pjeora U Uy,
BalJ the pumpkin pi, "My cup
Is about as full as cau be today
In fact. I aui all rut ua."
ttJilch U the "llotanlcal Name" of tho
I'atrlotlo Thanksgiving- Hint.
If the fathers of tho republic had been
granted tho right and power to creato a
truly patriotic and nativo American bird
especially for Thanksgiving, and exactly
suited for It, they could not possibly
have dono better than nnturo had already
done. Tho turkey fills tho bill. Ho Is
toothsome, ho Is gamey , he Is wholesome,
nourishing, and docs not cloy. Uo Is
born at tho right oeason, "comes In" just
at tho right time, Is bettor by nattlro than
by cultivation, nnd ho is exclusively
American, No other land has such a
fowl. Uo Is not only American, ho Is
pan-Amerlcan that Is, pan-North Amer
ican. From tho woods of tho upper
Bagucnay to tho forests of Florida, to
speak scientifically, melcngris galopavo
Is Indigenous In other words, tho wild
turkey was found nnttvo to tho wood.
Ills Intellect also Is peculiarly Ameri
can. Ho la n wily bird ntul uops not
glvo himself nwny without sufficient
cause, lie Is ardent in lovo and ravage
In war, llko other Americans. Like
them, too, Ids ardor has often been tho
death of him: for It Is only by "calling"
that is, Imitating tho voico of hi9 mato
that tho hunter can luro tho wild tur
key towards him. Tho practico was
condemned by true sportsmen, for it was
only practicable during the season when
tho turkey Is not nthls best. 1 1 is n curi
ous fact, nnd known to but few In theso
wild turkcyless times, thnt tho bird him
self furnished the bono which served to
call" him to destruction. A slnglo
bone, about ns long as ono's forefinger,
In each inalo turkoy is hollow and of
just tho right shapo for piping. With a
littlo practico any ono with an nverago
car can eject tho breath through it in n
way to mako an exact Imitation of tno
female turkey's lovo notes. At any rate,
It Is exact enough to deceive tho male.
Dr. iranklin mny have been joking
when ho suggested tho turkey as the em
blem of the United btatee instead of tho
eagle, but hts suggestion hnd much to
support it. Tho bird, ns aforesaid, is
native, exclusively American, wily and
warlike. IIo Is also lu hts nativo stato n
traveler and explorer. To tho ordinary
rivers tho wild tuikoypald little heed.
Tho St. Lawrence nnd tho Mississippi
often baffled him, for It Is rare, Indeed,
for a wild turkoy to fly a mile. Even at
his best estato ho relics more on running
than flying. From marked and tagged
specimens turned loose nfter capturo it
has been shown that the turkey travels
far. The great plains of the west barred
hts progress, however, ns he insists on an
abundance of clean running water.
Meleagrls gallopavo is gone, practical
ly extinct In most of tho country, but ho
Is tolerably well represented by Melea
grls Americana the common farmyard
fowl and In Europe tho descendants of
those turkeys which William Strickland,
lieutenant to Sebastian Cabot, carried to
England, aro numbered by millions and
aro classified in Boveral species anil va
rieties. From tho cradlo to tho gravo
tho domestic turkey Is Interesting. First
aro tho delicately tinted nnd lovely
speckled eggs, and in caring for them
the female almost resumes her wild na
ture. Sho conceals her nest with raro
talent, rarely approaches it twtco by tho
samo routo, and always makes n wldo
circuit in leaving it for tho barnyard,
coming in from somo other direction
with an Innocent air that Is amusing.
Tho young aro almost ns tender as babies;
It Is In August that tho growing bird bo
gins to show what la In him. Ah tho
fruitful autumn advances ho takes on
tho high and glossy shades of adult life,
and in November Is In just tho right
btage to bo sacrificed, and most gener
ally Is. Peace, to his hashes!
A 'aturnl Presumption.
'Great heavens!" said tho barnyard
rooster, as ho watched tho fceblo flutter
ing of n poor turkey, after tho ax camo
down, "I wonder what tho matter is
with his nibs, tho gobbler?"
"Well, judging from his actions," re
plied a facetious little bantam, "I Bhould
say that he had lost his head."
Bo thankful that no sqieculator has
thought to comer tho cranberry crop or
the turkey product of tho land.
ltejolco that tho spirit of progress that
sneers at tho doings of our fathers has
not yet been ablo to affect tho miuco pio
of our mothers. Harper's Bazar.
Had lleen Vlrcil.
Bald tbe turkey In the oven.
As tbo beat began to burn:
'Yen, l'vo severed my connection
tvitb the bead of my concern."
An Old Fiuhloncd ThankngUlng Dinner.
Btvf , Tomato Sauce.
Stowed Corn. Dolkd Potatoes.
Turkey, CranUrry Sauce.
Old Fashioned llrcad Pudding.
Of CfnirM) IIo Was.
First Boarding Houso Turkey How
aro you feeling?
Second Boarding Houso Turkey
At the ThuiiLagltlui; Dinner.
"Well, w ell," said Master Turk, as be
Loomed up In the repast, 1
"It may lie right, but Mrms to B
Fur losing Uefch U10 fu&t."
Adapted to TllnlikligUlng.
At midnight hi his fastened coop
The Turk was dreaming of tho uun'lt
Of toy at fertal board when
He'd be there, but not be- In It.
Thanksgiving comes to crouu a bounteous year;
"'i our uu or turkey v. hue It s here.
Thaukjghlugiit n Colored Hoarding House.
Mr. Nowsome (tho carver) Miss Cluf-
ley, wouiu you linb 6omo ob do fowl?
Miss Clufley (thickly, as tho bird slides
olf tho dish) Thanks, Mlstah Nowsomo,
but Y would Vadder hab cr littlo at er
uuie. lexas timings.
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