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ALLIANCE. BOX BUTTE COUNTY, NEBRASKA I MURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1912
HANS TRSNKEL'S LONE TURKEY
By CLARISSA MACKIE
HANS TRINKEL frowned dnrkly
in his flue flock of tiventy
white Kfi!i btaalng t the ap
proach of the Military gobbler
which was the only survivor of a lartre
and flourishing ttirkcy family. It bad
Men a wet summer, and the delicate
birds liad succumbed fo the dampness.
The turkey gobbler was dear to the
Peart of the stut (ermau farmer.
When hi pretty annghler Katrtua sug-r-
steel that they should sacrifice the
g0bb!er for the Thatiksglvlng dinner
Bans sputtered with Indignation.
"Ach. Katrina I Kill der turkey?"
"Yes. father We arc all Americans
now. and you know we observe
Thanksgiving day next Thursday."
Humph! And I shall show thank
fulness because I hnd oDly one turkey
left out of der finest flock in der
town?" Hans' voice rasped with gar
"You might have lost even that one.
father. He is a beauty. too--must Weigh
"Ach! You rould think of eating
tilr eh? I must show my thankful
ness because e Is left by eating him
"All Americans eat turkey on that
"Bah! I vill eat goose!" And.wavlnc
a fat hand in dismissal of the subject.
Hans had tone outdoors to the poultry
yard, where he stood in silent admin
(Copyright, 1912. by American Press Association.)
It was uot until Hnns, too, hnd
scrambled Into the field that he real
ized that he was trespassing. In front
of him was a large sign:
"TO' Mil IN MY TKKK LIKE A Bid PAT
tion of the bit: bronze bird who strut
ted back and forth in front of him as
though raiu of ids beauty and his
An mtOawMli stepped outside the
gate, and a voice called lustily:
Hiais lowly pivoted about on oue
heel and surveyed the motor load of
well dri-ed people.
'V'trli':" he yelled in response to ttie
"Want to sell that turkey V One of
the uien pointed to (be handsome gob
bler. Which WU every instant drawing
Dearer to t he open gate.
"No. He ik not to eat." vociferated
"Well, don't uot hot under the collar.
Fritz." retorted the motorist, and lie
drove, laughing, away, leaviug Mr
Triukel BDOtM hies-, wit It indignation
"Fritz, eh-" he muttered at last.
"Veil, dot shows vou don't know my
name. vmuig man."
At this MOinoM Hans discovered that
the hfftMf turkey bad wandered
through tlie gate and crocked the road
to a patch of woods on the u)osite
aido. This Hans could not permit now
that the turkey had reached a market
able Iga and size.
With closely furled wings, the big
bird dodged iu and out of the taugle of
cat brier and laurel, his feet acuttering
through the dead leaves uoislly. Ity
this sound Hans was guided in his pur
Yard fty yard the turkey lured Rant
on through the wood until at last, with
a trliimjiliant squawk, it lilundercd
over a feii'-e nnd ii.lu a t?e!d ot stubble
THE LAW KORDID8!
Over In t lie woods behind the field of
stubbie Hans heard the report of a
fun. He knew that Anton Itoco was
ahootlng quail or rabbits.
It was a very uncomfortable situa
tion for the dignified German to be In.
He and Anton ltoch had been bitter
political enemies for ye ire.
Hans Trinkel did not want to tres
pass upon Anton's stubble field. He
was not afraid of the law, but he did
wince at the idea of being ordered off
the premises by the e"holerie Mr. Koch.
If It had been young Otto ltoch. Hans
would not have cared, for Otto was a
civil young man and ppeared to have
a deep resiiect for his father's enemy.
It could not ba Otto, for Hans had
seen him driving pavt that morning,
evidently bound for tle market town.
Meantime the turkey gobbler was
struttiug leisurely through the stub
ble. now and then turning n leering
eye upon his master as Hans panted
iu his wake. .lust as Hans would
dodge around to head off the turke.v
the wary gobbler would slant toward
the woods, and before Mr. Trinkel
was aware what had happened be
found himself enmeshed In the cat
briers of Anton Loch's woods.
As he tore himself loose from an
especially elingi tig brier Hans heard
the crush of heavy feet coming toward
him. Anton ltoch was returning home
and would discover the trespasser.
With one wild glance around him
Hans vanished into t lie umbrageous
foliage of a giant spruce tree.
Fate had ordained that Anton Roch
was not to pass by the spruce that day
The trou blesoine turkey, rejoicing
that his pursuer had disappeared, now
uttered a triumphant gobble and walk
ed straight toward Mr. ltoch.
Auton saw him eemlng and rose to
the occasion. He had always wanted
to shoot a wild turkey, but be bad
Dover seen one. ami here was Ills op
portunlty. The ltoch family would
feast upon wild tor bay on Thauksglv
He tired the last charge in his gun
and missed A bunch of bronze tail
feathers fluttered Into the air and
down again Than the indignant tur
key charged Mm furiously
Anton Itocb was small and thin and
wiry, and (lie turkey only administer
ed one vicious nip at his leg before
Mr ltoch had wormed himself Into
the shadow of the spruce tree, which
stood like a desert island iu the midst
of its leafless. Idyll limited companions
As he settled himself comfortably he
nearly felf off Ids perch on to the
ground. His gun clattered downward
Staring at him across another branch
was the rubicund visage of bis neigh
Isir. Hans Trinkel
"Himmel!" they muttered In unison
Anton was the first to recover hltltaeif
"So!" tie lifted inquiring brows
"You sit iu my tree like a big fat owl
eh? I'or what?"
Hans pointed a fat foreflnguf down
at the watchful turkey below.
Anton's features pal a I ad In a grin
"He c based you tool"
Hans shook his head "1 rhuaed
him." he suld truthfully "He got out
of my gate and led me a pretty chase
through ler Woods into your tubbh
held and so here My Katrina makes
l should kill bin for Tbanhagtrlng day.
but he is iter only one I have got."
"You most came near not having
hhu." relumed Anion grimly. "If I'd
had one more cartridge" He shook
his bead tlgdlheantly
Before Haua could reply there came
footatapa naaalng vlowly over the dried
leaves on the ground. They paused
near the gJWWg trees, and the sentinel I
lnrl.'uv iMJukaJ lii.v ncraliidt I I.. I
ground For the moment he lost hit
Roth farmers stared Willi Indignant
eves ut what was taking place within
their ranee of vision.
Katrina Trinkel was standing there
witli yovng Otto Roch, and u haudsomi
couple they made, too, Ivatrina i
small and fair ami flaxen haired and
Clio tall and tlarl, ami grave looking
Otto slipped an arm around Katrina'.
slim waist and kls-cd her willing lip.
How can I tnaka your lather think
well of inc. Kl IrillUi when he and m
father are Rttch bitter etn tnUw?"
"You never can." sighed Ivatrina
"We can never be uiarried. Otto, dear
for the fathers would never consent
and 1 for one could not marry without
"It WOUld be baal not." agreed Ottt
Mldiy. "I'.ut it Is hard on us."
"Yc. and. Otto, we should part, now
because we cannot lie lovers any longct
now that WC have decided It Is useless
to ask their consetit."
Otto took her Into bio strong nrms
and the two old men up In the tre
heard her crying softly.
Hans and Anton glared nt each other
across the branch Each one blamed
the other for being a bnrd hearted
parent, deaf to the happiness of tbes
young things. Simultaneously thelt
hardness melted beneath this sun ot
young love that had slanted a warm
beam iu their direction. Perhaps It
was the sound of Kattinn's sobs. Per
baps It was the recollection of the ten
der days of thnlr own lovemaklng un
der other skies.
"Hem!" coughed Hans loudly.
"Oho!" cried Auton explosively.
The startled pair looked up at th
tree to see the sheepish countenances
of their respective pareuts peering
from the greenery like two benevolent
At that moment the turkey bristled
forth and uttered a militant note of
Katrina and her tow took In the
situation at n glance, am It is to their
credit that they did net smile at the
sight of the two belligerents treed by
"Y'ou may embrace her. Otto." an
nounced Hans kindly.
"And you have my approval also,"
added Anton, not to be outdone in
"And der turkey shnll be for a be
trothal feast!" said Hans.
"Let us have It on Thanksgiving day,
father." suggested Otto as he skillfully
drove the turkey away from the tree
and toward home.
"There are many things to be thank
ful for!" murmured happy Katrina.
And the two old men walking home
ward, shoulder to shoulder, knew that
the renewal of their broken friendship
was one of t Ive things Katrina meant,
and they were satisfied
CONSIDER THE NEBRASKA HEN
Tile State litircnii of Labor and
Industrial statistics estimates the
poultry products of Nebraska at for
ty three million dollars in 1911. The
secretary of agriculture estimates
the total of poultry products for the
United State. at seven hundred fif
ty millions in the HUM year. I'otil
try statistics are difficult to obtain
accurately, but it is evident thai No-
braaha stands close to the first
place in the relative importance of
her poultry product.-.
That ihe poultry of Nebraska is of
some importance is verified by the
fact that Hie assessinoin of hens re
turned by the county assessors in
Id 10 is over lour times as much as
all the diamonds found in tin- stale,
bmlfl as much as all the cash reuis
tern, nine times as much as all the
safes and $11?. nun more than all the
The helpful hen is one of I he
prime factors in reducing the high
cost of living; the family with a few
dOtOO liens, well kept. Heed Hot vv or
ry iibout Hie meat problem. The busy
biddies of Nebraska are hustling her
great herds of swine for first place
in importance of the marketable
products of the state,
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IMPORTANT QUESTIONS WILL BE
DISCUSSED BY FARMERS
Omaha, Nov 17 Sex i n hundred
and fifty organizations of the state,
which affiliate with tlie t'oiinlrv I .tit'
Coagi'oao, are naming tlalwgalea to
the annual convention, which will be
held iii Omaha on Dectfuber, Hi tfl
in. W, s. Uelano of Lincoln, secre
tary of the "nranliatten. has received
Hie names of more than 184 dele
gaies. which have been apuolntod
during the peat week.
The program this year will ba ex j
copi kMMtll) strong. The firs' tWO I
dnjra wUI be devoted to the nuraaera'j
Cooperative Live Slock and Shippng j
As.-iK'iai ion, while the Tanner Con-I
grata, the Rural Lite Com w hteiou ami;
i lie partner State Cooperative
Creamery AasaOilation will bold their
pn iituna the last two day a Ail
tin el tugs will be hehl a: lie Hotel
Rome, which litis been named as
"Losses in Transit" and "Car
Shortage" will be two of Hie princi
pal tope s for consideration K'x
porta in this line wil apeak, after
which a general discussion will b!
TAKE EXTENDED TRIP
TO KANSAS CITY
Mrs John O'Keefe. and daughter,
Bar ah, accompanied bv Miss Sliiplcv .
who lias been visiting here for
some time, left Alliance on l-'ridav
ei a trip lo Ka'isas Cil.v, St. Joseph
and other points. They will lie gone
for about three weeks
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Michael Butler, John Nikout ami
Joseph Miller, living iu the north end
of the county, wetv in Alliance on
Friday and Saturday of last week to
prove, up on the homestead of Mr.
Mr. Miller raised a large amount
of corn this year which went over
40 bushels per acre. He got It. In
liefore the frosts mnd has some very
fine com which will be sold for sihsI
purposes next year It Is the white
cap variety. He was very well
pleased with Wilson's elivtlon.
Joel Lcroy Sn fiord was born in
Salem. New York, Feb. 24. 1850, mid
departed this life Nov. 1'0. 1HU', at
his home In Alliance. Nebr., aged
' years, 8 months and days. He
was united in marriage to Miss Sa
die Ash. Doe. 17. 188J, in (! sco,
III., who, with four children, survive
the husband aud father. Mrs. P, A.
Kulghl of North .daiiis. M is.'., and
Harry, Ldgar and Charley Safforu in
the bome. One brother an 1 three
sisters are living. James L. itifford
and Mrs. Hattie Scott of t!eiies--o,
!!l., Mrs. Helen Jiickemou iln.i
tare. Nebr.. and Mrs. Belle Crt.it of
Myrtle Creek, oiv.
In February, 1890, Mr AnfforJ with
ills wife left Illinois and came lo
tiiis city. Sooti after they located on
ihe river. Throe years lattr the;
dUawned tO Alliance, ami r lUg
pa' nineteen year hnve been en
tin turns residents : ii.n itv dr.
i ford was a inn mi, b) trtu'e, and
b' cause of his proftCI I !J in lii
v.ork. his servioei WO.Q always iu
demand. His bea,,,l failing, he spent
a .viae in Colorado, Wltil Ihe hope of
re at oration. Hut no nertunueni re
lie) was afforded. Tel. vers ago
jst June be was stricken with par
alysis. The past seven yeum lo-
lias been practically helpless, ami al
times n grant sufferer; more than he
was willing to let others know. Hut
those who watched hv him under
stood. He united witli the Method
ist Kpiscopal church of this iiy dur
ing the pastorale of Itev . Chits. W,
Kay. and on Mav IS, ItOf, was re
ceived into full memberablp. His
Chriatian life began In, and was
continued through, great bodily af
flict ion until this earthly life was
terminated Wednesday evening at
half past seven, and be passed out
of the shadows Into the llgbl or that
city where it is clearly rcvealant
that "The suffering of ibis present
time are not worthy to be compared
Willi Ihe glory that shall he reveal
ed in us." "Fit our light affliction
which is but for a moment, worketh
for ua a far more exceeding and
eternal weight of glory."
SELLS OUT BERBER
Mr. Clay tor, of the firm of Ctoj
lor A- Simmons, who have conducted
a barber shop In Alliance for some
time, lias sold out his interest Ua Mr.
Simmons Mr. Claytor go I n lleni
iugford where lie will run a barb t
shop and pMl hall.
Harry moves to llemingford I lay
The barber shop wliii h he will run
Is tlie one owneO by Charlcv lliiss.
formerly of Alliance but who lias re
sided iu Hetniiigford for se.veral
POST OFFICE DIRECTORY
Mails close at the Alliance poet
office as follows, Mountain time:
11: lo a. iu. for train No. 44.
11:00 n, in for train No. 4
f: fa if. m. for train No. (S,
11:00 p. m. for train No 41
f:M v 1,1 ''a' train No. f ,
11:00 p. m for train No. o01.
On Sundaye and holidays all night
mails i lose at t:00 p. ut. instead of
11:00 p m IKA K TASH. P M
Miss Alice Carpenter, w ho has
belli visiting Dr. Copperitoll for
some time, returned to her home at
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
Evtnts of Interest ftom the Seat of
(United Stated Praou Aisociatton)
Washington, H ('.. Nov. 27. The
president elect is having a vacation
in Itemiudn, but the country knows
there Is to be an extra session of
congress closelv following the regu
lar one of the coming winter, at
Which the tariff is to be revised For
a long time there has been peaceful
harmony in the democratic camp.
Tlie most serious problem confront
ing the two branches of congress at
this time is that of patronage. Hur
ing the past two years the southern
members of the house have badly
worsted their northern brelhern. and
already there are Indications that
the grant northern states pi Op 001 to
have every pleod of pie that be
longs on their counter. Speaker
Clark Will be re-elected without op
position, ami Represent alive I'nder
WOOd W'ill continue as leader iu the
house. A good many democrat! are
Inclined to look a little askance up
on Mr. I'nderwood, as he conies
from ii great manufacturing district
of Alabama, and is thought to have
been slightly inoculated by the pro
tOOtlVe tariff bug. Over In the sen
ate tlie fur is bound to fly. Senator
SI ions of North Carolina, it stand
pat democrat, Is Ihe ranking no in
her of the Finance commit lee, and
Is by all precedent entitled lo the
chairmanship. He supported the
Aldrlch tariff bill, and tlie reform
democrats declare that they will not
tolerate him as the head of the
greatest committee of the senate,
and the one I hat will have the tar
Iff legislation In charge. They pro
pose' to name Senator 'lore, who is
not even a rmmiber of the commit
tee Tariff revision is a mighty
problem, and for five years it has
been the hone of contention in con-
gross. Now thai a real tariff for
revenue only Is on Ihe program, the
protected interests are losing no
time iii putting on the pronoun with
northern memberi who have great
manufacturing interests in their 'its
Irlcts. With nun like UodeTWOOd
gad Simmons, who are not "dead
sure" to reckon with, there afe
plenty who are willing to predict, ev
en at this early day, a big break
aiming the democrats in ;ngrcss. In
answer to these spc illative rumors
Speaker Clark and oilier leaders
wlio arrived early on Ihe ground
positively assert Hint the whlto
doves of peace will roost for a Iimik
time (In the luaco of each house.
The Fourth Class Postmasters
When President Wilson goes Intov
office he will find a tremendous
pressure for him to revoke the or
der of his predecessor placing fourth
class postmasters In the classified
service. The democrats In Washing
ton are talking loudly of patronage,
and declare that the civil service
has been greatly overdone. While
they will doubtless continue to rec
ognize the principle, It is uulte sum
they will break loose all tlie govern
ment positions they find to be con
sistently available for members of
their own party.
Preparing for Tariff Legislation
Clerks of tlie house Ways and
Means committee are already at
work uikui the tariff revision bills
for the extra session of congress, to
be convened n-xt April. The policy
of this committee all alijng has
been to Ignore all other bodies, such
as the defunct tariff board, and the
early action in Mr. Underwood's of
fices is perhaps intended as a nu
tl to congress and the new admin
istration that the committee will pre
pare the tariff bills. In Its own way.
a e a
Suez Rates for Panama Canal
Sue, retcs have Ihcii applied to
the Panama canal. Merchant ships
will pay fL20 per ton. and naval
vessels fifty eenls. It i calculated
tlie canal will be self-sustaiiiilig In
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