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stack had ignited it and it was all in
,rhly hiding place the papers! The
notes!" fairly screeched Drew, and
dashing out, he flew toward the
stack, but, stumbling over a. log fell
Reuben, striving to pull out the
blazing hay, suspended that opera
tion. He dragged Drew out of dan
ger from the blaze.
"Let it burn," he said calmly to
Drake, as the latter appeared. "The
papers this wretch held over you are
hidden in that stack."
Drew raved like a madman when
he recovered and found his power
gone and himself harmless so far as
Drake was concerned.
"It's a trick, a. plot! You set the
fire!" he raved to Reuben. "I'll have
you arrested for arson."
"All right," replied Reuben. "You
utter a peep and we.H have you ar
rested for attempted blackmail."
They left the baffled wretch to his
misery and Drake went home avhap
py man, the dread of his life removed
through his unconscious efforts of
the loyal Reuben, his son-in-law that
was to be.
(Copyright, 191J, W. G. Chapman.)
PICKING OUT AND
By Biddy Bye
The perfect turkey weighs about
10 pounds. There & danger of dry
ing out a smaller turkey in roasting.
The wings of a young turkey are
soft and pliable, the feet supple, the
legs smooth, breast bone not rigid.
The eyes, though glazed, should not
be sunken. . .
An over-fat turkey does not qpok
well. The fat onthe breast injures
the quality of the meat
Singe the fowl by going over it
with a lighted twist of paper.
Remove the leg sinews by cutting
through the dark skin at the back
an inch below the joint and pull out
the sinews one by one with a skewer.
L Clean the bird thoroughly. Fasten
the legs together and the wings un
der the back with a skewer.
If the turkey is stuffed the day be
fore roasting, rub a little lemon juice
and salt into the skin and keep in a
Place the turkey in the pan, breast
down, and roast one hour, then turn.
Cook a turkey -20 minutes to the
pound and baste oftefn.
Send the turkey to the table -on the
largest platter in the house to aid
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HfSTORY ,
Nov. 22, 1802. Gov. Harrison is-,
sued a proclamation for a conven
tion to consider the -expediency of
admitting slavery Into the. territory;,
of Indiana (including Illinois