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MAN WHO SAYS "I AM THE MOST THANKFUL
- &y-E. & Rdflgerfc.
. Attotf, Ili.j Noy. 30.:Tfn as
thankful this Thanksgiving as
any man on God's green earth!"
He was not a millionaire, nor
yet a robust full-bodied man;
neither was he one who had just
escaped from, some terrible ordeal
whb spoke these words to me to
day: L .
This man with heartfelt prayer
of thanks on his lips Is Charles
Sunderland, Altori's wonderful
teamster, "who .has no fingers or
hands and only one poor stump
of n arm. l j
-Sutherland is the leading citi
zen of Alton. Oh, yea. they have
mayors and rich men and poliii
cjans,' but Alton" is proudest pf its
stump-armed teaipster, who is all
cheer and love ancLpraise because
he has been able tp make life a
success in spite bf the dreadful
disasterthat threatened 'it.
As a boy of a -with a dyirig sol
dier father, -he went to work feed
ing cneat a- molasses mill. One
da fhe..vhirring knives took Orie
arm off at the shoulder and tthe
other at the elbow;
"The first thing lily boy' said
whn he came' to," said trs.
Mary Ejier his mother) fwas
Wjid yill cfiop wood for -ma
But when Charley gbt Avell he
learned to chop wood with that
sturiip. He learned to do otner
thiltgs and When he was 20 peb
ple came miles, to se$ him do the
worrk of a two-ijiaftded man.
'fHe can IbaiMatfd a.s, quickly
driviner.,? A teahister extlaimed when.
wandereddownto the Mississippi riven
to watch Sunderland load hrs sand
When he grew up, Sunderland saved
enougn money hauling, wood to buy-a
team. JNpw he has two teams and ddw
the biggest teartiing business in Altonj
How theThankful,Man WorksV JH
It is wonderful, -the way he drive1?, wit
the lines over his shoulder, war
around his half arm. He can nivfgatM
all the turns and twists, up nil
down as well as anyteamster wit
proper equipment of-arms and haij
i ne aay l was wrtn mm ne was
mgjja .blind team, .neither o the
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