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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912.
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Saturday, November 23, 1912.
This Is the time o' year when the
"strictly fresh egg" Is a lie.
Borne connotation. If turkeys are
higher we can fail back on duck.
The way to get right with the peo
ple Is not found In trying to fool
Great Britain Is going to favor us
by sending over spring rice, while we
will reciprocate by shipping back a few
cargoes of winter wheat.
Thla is the time of the year when
big pumpkins, big pota'oes. big corn
yields and corn husking feats come
In for their share of publicity.
And now Russia and China threat
en to to war. After mastering the
tames of Turkish battlefields we may
be prepared for al.noHt anything.
The neotile are not Inclined to look
with favor upon any municipal com- j
mlsploner who undertakes to use the
pooplo to put another commissioner in
Thanksgiving is coming, but while
one per cent of the population is think
ing about the thanking part, tne other
Wit per cent ar merely worrying about
If that Milwaukee Judge was shocked
to learn that the reporters got ad
vance information in the John Schrank
case we wonder where he has been
living all thesH years. That is what
reporters are for.
The kerosene-gasoline fire starter,
the unloaded gun, delayed explosion,
stray dynamite caps, railroad cross
ings and the careless hunter are
claiming enough victims to make the
nation careful, but the slaughter con
tinues. People will persist In doing
these things in spite of the terrible
consequences. Accidents from these
rauses are so numerous that papers
no longer mention any occurring out
side of their immediate territory, be
cause of the monotony. A change of
date line and names is all that dis
tinguishes one story of Its kind from
THb SIIIKIINU OF ItKSPOSI
Neither the principle of the referen
dum nor the competency of the people
to pass upon questions of public pol
icy, is Involved in the opposition to
the shifting disposition of the munic
ipal commission relative to the proper
conduct of the waterworks plant In
deed, it is exceedingly doubtful If
tbe people after curclul reflection of
the suhjoct would care to have passed
to their shoulders a matter of detail
with the responsibility for which they
bave entrusted to a commission. The
people are not so easily fooled as some
of the present Rock Island commis
sioners seem to think. They do not
Cull for peanut politics-as a rule, and
should they reject the proposition in
the event of the plan to . put it to
ihern being persisted in, their act would
tie more of a vote of lack of confidence
,o the commission and of disgust xrith
Its lameness, than an evidence of ln
iil0!sition to approve of the best nian
igemenof the waterworks system ob
.alnabie. The average citizen of Rock Island
s proud of the waterworks system
htch the city now possesses, and is
lealous of lis reputation as the com
munity's most valuable asset. The peo
ple are not stingy with the proper
ase of public property. They want
.0 see the best possible uses made of
t with the resultant greatest benefit
ind advantage to the greatest number.
1 hey have never protested against the
. expenditure of money in large sums
1 o insure the most modern safeguard
- 4 a pure water supply and there would
, aave been no murmur had the commis
sion gone ahead In a business-like
' xunner and provided for the proper
icgtnecring and scientific supervision
it the plant
What the people despise most is
irlckery and cowardice. They hate
the weakling in public office, the man
ho is afraid to do his duty, who shirks
responsibility and shrinks from it lest
; lose his job. The people have only
sontempt for such a pubile official,
: 10 matter In what capacity he serves.
' They think more of the public servant
kno make honest mistakes than they
. flo of the official who plays to th gal
leries and acts the role of a dema
gogue to fool the people.
The average citizen of Rock Island
kho upon reflection realizes that a
. commissioner Is trying to shoulder
, ni:n him the responsibility for some-
. thing that he has voted for that com
r.Usloner to dUpoae of, doee not care
rery much about availing himself of
th opportunity to pass Judgment upon
the proposition. He has hired some-
cne else to do It and If that someone
else has not the nerve or the cor.fi-
dence in himself to do it, the citizen
forms a small opinion of him.
There may be a great many Questions
which properly ought to go to the
people for sanction or disapproval
both in the Initiative and the referen
dum, but the people do not expect to
be bothered with every petty detail as
to whether there should be a super
intendent of waterworks, and what
should be paid him, etc. They realize
that if they countenance such proceed
ings, the next thing they will be asked
to say whether there shall be a clSt
of police, a chief of fire department.
a health officer, or other subordinate
officer, for the existence of which a
commission or council is alone capable
8o that all things considered, apart
from the doubtful legality of the com
mission's proposition, to put the water
works superintendence up to the people
at a special election and thus cloud
another issue before the people, it is
a question whe'ber the people would
care to vote on the subject at alL
The best return the municipal com'
mission of Rock Island can giv to
the people for the confidence they
have reposed in the members by elect
ing them, is to show to the people that
they have sufficient confidence in them
selves to assume the responsibility for
doing their duty.
THE CONVICT'S FAMILiT.
Maude Ballington Booth interrupts
the discussion of prison reforms for
the amelioration of the lot of the of
fender against the law with a perti
nent plea for consideration of the
prisoner's family, who suffer unde
servedly when the law takes their
breadwinner away. Society does not
perform its full duty when, whether
in self-protection or with an altruistic
purpose of correcting and reforming
the offender, it takes an individual and
locks him up, and does not concern
itself in any official manner with the
fate of those who have been depend
ent on him. The suffering of the in
nocent for the offenses of others can
not be prevented absolutely, but the
reformers of the penal system should
uot 'snore this plea for justice,
Instead of studying plans for the
introduction of baseball and similar
sports as a divertlsement in the mo
notony of prison life and as a means
for supplying the necessary physical
exercise, during the term under lock
and key, the experts in penology
might better devote their time to de
vising means by which th common
sentence of the law "at hard labor'
may be carried out and the prisoner
taught that it is a duty under the law
for a man to earn an honest living.
The most important prison problem
of today is that of the employment
of the prisoners. The mental, moral
and physical welfare of the men re
quires that they be kept busy; the
discipline of the institution demands
It; the growing expense of maintain
ing jails and prisons is a constant re
minder that the prison population
should be made to earn its salt; the
plea of the convict's family asks that
the earning power of the husband or
father shall be turned in the right
direction by the state.
THOSE NEW YORK CONVICTIONS.
Following a masterly charge to the
Jury by Justice Goff in New York
courts the four Gotham gunmen on
trial for the cold blooded murder of
Herman Rosenthal were found guilty
of murder in the first degree. After
being out only 27 minutes the Jury
unanimously agreed that the defend
ants were guilty.
This verdict, based upon evidence
which has astounded the people of
the entire nation evidence which was
apparently corroborated beyond a rea
sonable doubt is a triumph for Jus
tice in the nation's greatest city.
That any city could become so hon
eycombed with the accompanying evils
of public gambling as was New York
is a disgrace in these days of modern
progress. The horrible story of whole
sale graft and barbarous slaughter
proves most emphatically to what un
speakable etremes officially-protect
ed vice can be carried.
There was fear among the people
when these astounding revelations
were made that a city in such a de
plorable criminal condition would be
unable to obtain justice in the courts
Revelations about "Jury-fixers" in
some other communities created
alarm that justice would be bound
and gagged in Gotham.
Quite the reverse seems to be true
After a determined prosecution and
without the usual vexations and un
necessary court delays. Police Lieuten
ant Becker was convicted. He now
awaits electrocution in Sing Sing. His
conviction has been followed by con
viction of the desperadoes who "dis
posed" of those who Interferred with
the system of graft.
This kind of swift and accurate Jus
tice will mean much to New York,
not only in saving victims from the
guns of hired murderers, but in sav
ing thousands of helpless and inno
cent victims of "protected" vice.
Modern municipalities must consld
er the ramifications of those vices.
They affect not only those who gamble
and murder, who mock the law, but af
fect all municipalities which in turn
directly affect our national life.
The cleaning up of modern munici
palities is one of the most Important
problems before the American people
The lessons of these New York
cases should not be lost to the people
of cities everywhere.
MOTHER U A LAST APPEAL
Mrs. Falconet Asks for Reduction In
Ball of Luclle Cameron.
Chicago, Nov. 23. A final appeal for
the release of Luclle Cameron, former
sweetheart of "Jack" Johnson,
While the same spirit still prevails
among all Americans that we should
celebrate Thanksgiving day, the meth
ods of doing so vary according to
whether we live in the city, town or
We can be Just as thankful in one
place as another, but customs in var
ious places give expression to it in
different forms of celebration. In the
country and small town, families and
relatives gather in the home, and the
main feature of the day centers
around the Thanksgiving table.
In cities there are church services.
theatres, matinees and football games,
which either separate the family gath-
erlng for this mid-day Thanksgivinl
dinner, or It is planned for the even
ing, 6 or 6 o'clock. The latter seems
to be much the better arrangement
and leaves the day free for outside
pleasure. The housekeeper should also
be free to enjoy at least some of the
pleasures with her family and not
spend the entire day in cooking or
preparation of the Thanksgiving din
ner. Plan everything far enough in ad
vance and have all the co-operation
of other members of the family that
is possible. If the children are to
have the spirit of true thankfulness
it will never have a better opportun
ity to manifest Itself than In help
ing mother in getting ready for
Thanksgiving day, from the preparing
and cooking tne dinner to setting the
table; Monday we will give some
suggestions for setting the table.
Roasted Turkey. Giblet Sauce.
Celery. Green Tomato Pickles.
Potato Puff. Boiled Onions.
Orange Lettuce Salad.
Time One Hour.
Preparation Take the above menu
and with pencil and paper write out
the grocery order no later than Tues
day, then prepare everything for tne
(Kansas City Star.) I
It is noteworthy that four of the
last 6lx important wars have been
fought for humanitarian ends. The
Boer war and the Russo-Japanese con
flict may be set down as really com
mercial events. To be sure, England
intervened to secure the rights of its
subjects in Boer territory. But the
gold mines of South Africa were re
sponsible at bottom for the appeal to
arms. In Asia, Japan fought Russia
to block a great land grab.
But the Russo-Turklsh war, the
Greco-Turkish, the Spanish-American
and the Balkan-Turkish, were all un
dertaken because of the human ap
peal. The Bulgarian massacres that
brought on the war of liberation in
the late '70s would have been ac
cepted as not unusual in the middle
ages. In the 19th century they shock
er the civilized world and led to the
descent ty Russia with selfish mo
tives, perhaps, but still with the im
mediate purpose- of freeing fellow
Slavs from an Intolerable despotism.
Massacres of Christians in Crete
were responsible for the Greek up
rising against Turkey in 1897. While
the Turks won an easy victory, they
lost the island for which they had
The atrocities in Cuba caused Amer
ican intervention in 1898, and the
wretched oppression by the Turks in
Macedonia led to the coalition of the
made by the girl's mother, Mrs. F.
Cameron-Falconet, yesterday before
Federal Judge Carpenter. The court
ordered that the girl be brought into
Court Monday morning. At that time
Miss Cameron is to make a motion be
fore the court for a reduction of bail
from 125,000 to $1,000. This bond, it
is said, is to be signed by the girl's
THE COUNTRY BANKER.
His Standing In and His Grip Upon
His Own Community.
The first public convenience a new
commodity wants is a bank. Ofttimes
It comes before the church or news
paper; but, as a rule, it follows both.
It Is hard to beat the editor and tbe
If the Influence exercised by the
bankers of our great cities constitutes
a menace to the public welfare, what
shall we say of tbe grip that tbe little
bank holds on its community? Tbe so
called "country banker" to succeed
must be eminent for all tbe qualities
that make np a truly good man. Usu
ally be la a church member and often
a Sunday school teacher. He Is con
sulted by politicians regarding the local
government and the candidate who
has his approbation Is envied, for be 1
usually the winner. To the country
banker are confided tbe trouble, do
mestic as well as financial, of all who
have access to blm. And everybody
aeeka to bare access.
Jne banker la first to subscribe t
above dinner possible on Wednesday.
The grape-fruit can be separated
and covered in a bowl In the refrig
erator; the turkey roasted and re
heated, it is just as good, and in a
covered roaster, many think even bet
ter. Make cranberry Jelly, wash cel
ery and lettuce and wrap in a cloth
or put in a pail in a cool place; peeL
cook and mash potatoes, ready the
next day to add hot milk, butter and
salt and one or two eggs, well beat
en. Turn Into a buttered baking pan
and bake In a quick oven 20 minutes
or until light and brown. . Peel the
oranges for. salad, ready for slicing.
Make the pumpkin pie, the pastry hav
ing been made the day previous.
Use the canned pumpkin, as it is
just as good as the fresh and is lm
proved by what is called "ripening.
With the apples shining and grapes
washed and dried, there 1b little to do
at the last but set the table and as
semble the dinner, which will taste
all the better for mother not spending
most of the day cooking It, when it is
your pleasure and hers to be thank
Material Canned pumpkin, one
pint; milk, one quart; eggs, two
sugar, three-quarter cup; salt, one
teaspoonful; cinnamon, one teaspoon
ful; ginger, one-half teaspoonful
cloves, one-quarter teaspoonful.
Utensils Rolling pin, pastry board,
flour sifter, sharp knife, colander, egg
beater, stew pan, measuring cup
measuring spoon, pie pans.
To the pint- of pumpkin, add the
given ingredients, beating the eggs
well. Two or three tablespoonfuls of
cream are a great addition. Make
plain pastry, fill with the pumpkin
mixture and bake In a moderate oven
until done, about 46 minutes.
Perforated pie pans are the best for
all pies, as they prevent a soft bot
SEASONABZ.SJ FRUITS AJTO VEGETA
BLES. Fruits Cranberries, apples (Oregon,
greenings, baldwina and kings), grape
fruit, grapes (Malagas, Tokay and
English hot house), lemons, oranges,
Vegetables Beets, cabbage, white
and red, cauliflower, celery, horse
radish, lettuce, leeks, onions, parsley,
parsnips, red and green peppers, po
tatoes, white and sweet, salsify,
Extras Artichokes, pomegranates,
wax beans, brussels sprouts, cucum
bers, endive, mushrooms, radishes.
spinach, tomatoes. '
Balkan States against the sultan.
These last mentioned wars have an
interesting similarity. Spain promis
ed all the reforms in Cuba that the
United States demanded. But the
American people had lost faith in the
Spanish promises. ' The immediate
cause of the war in the Balkan pen
insula was the lack of confidence of
the federated states in the Turkish
pledges of better government.
For 15 years the Turks have been
making promises about Macedonia.
As far .back as 1899 the Macedonian
committee was appealing to the pow
ers to give Macedonia self-government
under a Bulgarian governor general.
Four years later Austria and Russia
drew up a reform plan providing for
an inspector general to supervise the
program. No progress resulted, there
were repeated effort to bolster up the
scheme without success, and finally
the Balkan states, unable to withstand
further the appeals of their fellow
countrymen under Turkish ruj", took
matters Into their own handsT1 Tur
key promised to make the reforms.
They Insisted on international control
to see that the reforms actually were
carried, out. Turkey refused and war
Civilization makes certain demands.
It requires certain standards of hu
manity and decency. Nations are still
ready to go to war to enforce these
decrees of an enlightened public opin-
every good cause. He Is the com
raunlty's adviser ns to Investments and
the arbitrator of. Its business contro
versles. His word is h good as bis
bond, and to bis credit It must be
added that with rare exceptions. It
deserves to be. He asks few favors,
and these are always granted. He la
tbe center of tbe social life of bis vi
cinity. His voice Is that of authority.
He Is loved. respected. admired and
feared. Tbe banker is a man of in
tegrity. The slightest cloud on him or
on his bank will settle tbem both. In
this matter be stands with tbe preach
er. So. from selfish considerations. If
from no other, tbe banker must be de
serving of the trust reposed In him
by his fellow citizens.
Who wouldn't be tbe country bank
A lawyer while conducting his case
cited the authority of a doctor of law
yet alive. ,
"My learned friend." interrupted tbe
jndsre. "you should never go upon the
authority of any save that of the dead
The living may change their minds."
Cause and Effect.
"Mrs. Smytbe has a beantiful new
plnme for her hat"
T thought so. I just met her bos-
"Did he tell yon about it?"
"No. but he looked as if be bad just
been plucked." Houston Post .
9r nvjrcji M. Msrm
OH, gladness Is a splendid thine
For bards to write about
When they are very sorely pressed
And subjects have run outl
Their souls may not be soaked in Joy
To match the gentle strain.
And they may have a grouch so large
That It would block a train.
But still they write of cheerfulness
As though It were a part
Of their existence and It gushed
In torrents from their heart.
They put aside their aching tooth.
The bill they cannot pay.
The rent that's always overdue.
And then they work away.
Great gobs of gladness Is their theme,
The first that cornea to hand.
They tell the people they should use
This one and only brand.
But do they use a bit themselves
I mean outside their rime
With which to make a brighter world?
I fear they haven't time.
O gladsome glsdnees. you're the goods
For use In dally life.
Far better than the grim old grouch
Which leads to csre and strife!
And lstbe poet does not feel
The Impulse ot his song
You'll find that the advice la good
Enough to take along.
The Growing West.
"It takes a good man to be a cowboy
now," said One Eyed Jake, cutting off
a chunk of plug tobacco as large as a
paving brick and ramming it into one
corner of his mouth, reserving the oth
er corner for conversation.
"Have to know all about how to ride
a pony, I suppose." said the unso
phisticated newcomer, who wished to
leave the Impression that ha knew all
"Ride a pony, nothing. He doesn't
have to know bow to curry one. If ho
can't fix anything about an automo
bile with his bare hands he migfct as
well look for another job."
"Are you fond of flowers 7
"I Just love them."
"What are your favorites?"
"Those that are out of season."
"Do you believe that women should
have anything to do with politics?"
"I certainly do.'
I "You do?"
1 "She certainly should have both voice
"Well, maybe the vote's all right,
but I hope you don't want her to have
any more voice than she has now, do
' In the Cycle.
"He is so far behind the times that
he will never catch up."
"There is some advantage to that"
"What is it?"
"His jokes are so old that they sound
1 "A woman can't throw a thing
straight to save her life."
"Oh, yes. There's one thing she can
"What Is it?'
"A cutting remark."
They Dare Anything.
Some men are cowards through and
Unworthy of the name.
But when we see the styles we know
That milliners are game.
We could stand for our continued
bad luck if it were not so monotonous.
We constitutionally bate monotony.
Because a girl is afraid of a mouse
Is no sign that she can bear a cat
We do some things because we want
to do them, other things because oth
er people try to persuade us not to do
A contrary man Is one who won't
listen to the good advice we pour out
for his benefit
i When a man gets the better of us
we are Inclined to believe all tbe mean
things we ever beard about him.
Tell the truth,
whom you tell It
but be careful to
There's a heap of fnn In this world,
and Jim Brown says he doesn't Intend
to miss any of it even If he has to
knock off work occasionally.
There is no use in fretting, but some
folks do it just for amusement
Be happy while yon may. Soon your
wife will present you with a box of
Christmas cigars just like the kind
her brother smokes.
A woman can make tbe ordinary
man into a pretty respecta ble citizen,
but by the time sbe finishes the job ha
la about ready to die.
New Curate Tour husband is a con-
,ir. Incaltri fa ha m,f Mrs. Rlllyns
-Confirmed, sir? No. sir; he ain't
Church of England. New Curate-1
, . . i"- vt,
meaa is be a permanent lnva-in? Mrs.
IT,,," n r...- . rw.t,
aUlllj us- rruiaueui av.
ays he can t last a luouiu- i.ouuuu
A Wild Man By P. A. Mitchel.
Copyrighted. 1911. By Associated Literary Bureau.
Enoch Cory was a wild sort of a man
simply because he had never been tam
ed, though heredity bad something to
do with it His parents were pioneers
In the far west, who, as fast as the
country filled up, moved on farther
Into the wilderness. Finally tbeywere
killed by Indians and their bouse re
duced to ashes. Enoch, then a little
boy, was carried off by the redskins,
with whom he lived till he was old
enough to know that he was of a dif
ferent race, when he Joined a wagon
train, then turned buffalo hunter,, and,
after floating about till he became a
man, following Ins tin eta derived from
his father, settled in a region far from
any abode. There he built his cabin
and supplied bis wants by hunting.
The country was filling up as it had
been in the days of his parents, but
Enoch, Instead of moving on as they
nad done, pursued a different course.
Whenever settlers squatted within a
distance of ten or a dozen miles from
a WOMAN APPEARED AT TOT DOOB O
him be showed by his manner that the
newcomers were unwelcome, and tbe
matter always ended by their moving
on Instead of Enoch.
One day In December It occurred to
Cory that his larder, .so far as meat
was concerned, was getting low and
he bad better shoot something. He
preferred that his meat should bang
for awhile after being killed that it
might lose its toughness. Christmas
was coming on, but this was not a
consideration in his case, because be
knew nothing about tbe day or wbat It
was Intended to celebrate, for during
that period when one takes a direct In
terest in Christians be bad been living
with Indians. Nevertheless it hap
pened that on the coming 25th of De
cember be would need meat
Taking his rifle and bis other para
phernalia, he started forth In search
of deer. He found none, but got a
fine wild turkey. Slinging it over his
shoulder, he started back to his cabin,
taking a different route from the one
by which he bad come. Passing from
a thicket he came upon a natural
opening, and In the space was a domi
cile, part adobe or dried clay, part log
and part board. The chimney, built of
stone and mud. was not much higher
than his head. There were a couple
of windows In the shanty. In each of
which a single glass bud been put
without a sash, lu lieu of a door
three planks bnd been nailed together.
Enoch scowled. He had not long be
fore made It hot for a family who bad
settled in the neighborhood, sud they
hud left for other parts. He bnd seen
a father and a mother dragging half
a dozen, children from quarters that
they hnd made comparatively comfort
able, tbe woman burling maledictions
at their dlsturler as she plodded on,
and he had not liked It He was not
a had mnn at heart be was simply a
wild mnn. And now tbe necessity as
he regarded it for turning o'ut another
family troubled him.
He went to the door of the bnt pull
ed it open and looked In. There were
conl on the hearth, which glowed
brightly and threw out a comfortable
warmth. Though everything was
rough and nncoiitb. there was cleanli
ness. Enoch could not but contrast it
with his own dirty cabin. But what
especially attracted his attention was
twigs of evergreen bound together In
ropes and hung In festoons from the
celling or, rather, the roof. He had
never seen Christmas decorations and
did not know what they were for. In
one corner nn evergreen tree four or
Ave feet high had been propped np on
a bit of board. What In the world did
the occupants want witb so much
evergreen? Did they think that the
tree would rreserve its freshness sot
up on a board end without roots?
Suddenly Enoch started. Wbat was
that? It was like a sound from a hu
man being. Going to a bunk before
which a caliro apron hnd been bung,
be moved tbe apron aside, and there
lay two little children asleep In each
other's arms. The sight awakened the
first spark of gentleness In Enochs
breast No man Is good who can look
upon a sleeping child and not be moved
to tenderness, and no man la irretriev
ably bad who at such a sight feels
Enoch stood for awhile looking down
at the children, their rosy cheeks con
trasting with their fair, tumbled locks,
and saw something, felt something.
j had never experienced before.
Tb,e turning PS, lno;et
out of their nest In the dead of wlntF
: eemed horrible to him.
He turned away at last and went on
t .o bis cabin. What bad come In there
aiuea he had jxooa uit It, WSA. the)
spirit of loneliness, though beid not
know it It had been born with the
sight of two sleeping children, had
come home with him and bad slipped
in before him. He threw the turkey
down and. sinking Into a chair he had
made out of a barrel, gave himself up
to a reverie upon what he had encoun
tered. The next day Enoch met with an ad
ditional surprise. Going to the newly
constructed cabin at tbe same hour as
before he found the children again
slumbering and no one with them. He
inferred that whoever bad them in
charge put them to sleep at this hour
and went out on some duty. But the
surprise Enoch met with was that the
evergreen tree in the corner bad bios- J
omed with all sorts of gewgaws. At
least thla was his first impression. The
occupants of the cabin must bave bad
in their effects or bad obtained some
of those baubles that are used for the
decoration of Christmas trees. Enoch's
curiosity was excited. What did it
mean? He exercised bis faculties for
an explanation, bat none came.
A little band lay open, and some
thing Impelled Enoch to place bis huge
finger In the pair Tbe tiny fingers
closed upon it b .Ring to the wild
man a sensation be had never felt be
fore. Somehow be couldn't repress a
smile, and yet be didn't kuow what he
was smiling at It was rather In his
heart than on his Hps. He left bis fin
ger in tbe waxen clasp till, fancying
be heard a twig crack without be sud
denly withdrew It lest be should be
caught displaying a weakness.
He was mistaken as to some one
coming, but he did not care to meet
the occupant Just then, for he had not
yet entirely let go of his habit or driv
ing every one away from blm and did
not wish to meet the settler while in
an uncertain condition. Returning to
bis cabin be again gave himself up to
thought about the strangers, but nla
finger was still wrapped in the tiny
hand of the child, and be could not
get rid ot it
Suddenly a face a woman's face
appeared at the door of his cabin. It
was an ordinary countenance; but to
Enoch in bis new departure it appear
ed very comely. At any rate, it was
young and there was a fearlessness
about it that impressed the wild man.
"Stranger," sbe said. "Christmas is
coming, and though I've been out ev
ery day trying to shoot a deer, 1
haven't been able to do so. 1 haven't 1
got even a bear. I don't know wbat
I'm going to do for a Christmas din
ner. Tbe children don't need meat
and I can get on without it but I've
never in my life beu without a good
dinner on Christmas. In fact I've nev
er been without a turkey, and I don't
like to begin now."
Enoch looked and listened while a
struggle between the habit of his life
and a new birth within blm were
struggling for mastery. Then be turn
ed and pointed to the turkey hanging
from a peg on the wall.
"Would that do y'?" be asked.
"Well. I should think It would. But
if 1 should take it what would you
"I don't need a dinner on Christmas.
1 wouldn't miss not having one. for I
don't know anything abont Christmas."
"Don't know about Christmas: Well.
I declare! 1 tell you whut you do.
I'll cook your turkey for you. and you
come and eat your Christmas dinner
"Are you the person who has settled
near here with tbe two children?"
"How did you cOuie to do It?"
"1 married a uitin with a restless
spirit He kept me moving away from
other people as long as he lived, and
when he died left me with nothing. 1
squatted as best I could down there
and am waiting for something to turn
It required some time for Enoch to
digest this brief statement and when
he bad done so he took down the tur
key and bunded it to tbe woman. It
represented what was Intended by
Lord Com wall is when be bunded his
sword to Washington at Yorktown.
"Will you eat It with us tomorrow?"
"Yes: I will."
Christmas at noon Cory went to the
widow's cabin and found ber neatly
dressed, the children In clean pinafores
aud their hnlr carefully combed and
curled Me knew nothing of Christ
mns gifts, but he had whittled out a
couple of toys for the children which
they received with sparkling eyes. The
turkey was swinging on an extempo
rized spit before the tire, and other
viands were being prepared.
TliMt was a day of regeneration to
Eimh ! ' ory. Instead of requiring the
fa ml; lo move on. he set himself to
work to build a new cabin for them,
aud when he hud finished it and they
bnd moved in he mustered np courage
to ask the widow If be might not move
in. too. as hr husband. She consent
ed, and thnt wns the end of the mov
ing that had been the curse of two
families, an end accomplished on
Nov. 23 in American
1S04 Franklin Pierce, fourteenth pres
ident of tbe United Stttes. born:
1814 Elbrldge Gerry, statesman, died
in Washington ; born 1711.
1810 Charlotte Cnshman. fnmout tra
gedlenue, born; died 170.
1901-David A. De Armond, one of the
oldest and best known Democratic
memtiers of congress, died at But
ler. Mo.: horn 14 J.
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