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hill l( tha tables
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, Hill Tbukigtriof day
ft, Th president has Willed
Of possum, titf and matter
Too iDd 1 tnuit be filled.
Auratta (Oa.) IMbnne.
Every Thanksgiving daybroug'bt the
rcttlbones togeUicr under the old borne
tijKif.,. It wna..$le great ebjy Qf. the year
tor inera, nna nomiug coniu onng Keen-
,cr disappointment toyouug or old than
jo ne prevented from celebrating It un
der the old timo honored custom, which
tlicy had been brought up to regard
quite ob much In the light of duty as a
Aunt Cindy, busy over the concoction
Of tho "punklu" pics for which she
was famous throughout all Lllbury
."and thj region roundabout," was
thinking of dead and gone Thanksglv
Ings. As she beat a bowl of eggs Into
golden froth her thoughts went back io
that Thanksgiving day ten years ago
when a shadow fell upon her life a
shadow that had never lifted. True, but
few eyes saw It nowadays, but It was
In her heart yet, and all the sunshine
of her quiet, peaceful life could not dls
"I wonder what has become of him?"
she said to herself sis slio sifted sugar
crystals Into tho foaming mass. "Per
haps he's dead. Who knows? Ten
years Is a long time, and n great many
'things may happen In them."
If a tear or two fell Into the bowl, I
do not think the pies were any the
orso for them, jjcrhaps they save
them a better flavor.
"Ho" was Robert Grant, and Robert
Grant had been, her lover long ago.
Everybody had said "It Was going to
bo a match" between them, and In this
case ''everybody" had good reasons for
thinking sd,-for, though' nb formal en
gagement hdd ever existed between
them, thero had been a tacit under
standing of the heart which It Is never
necessary to put Into words to mnkt
tone's meaning and Intention plain. Bui
'.on that Thanksgiving day ten years
ago mere nnu arisen some mjsunucr
standing which bad parted them. Just
What It was about Luclndn' could not
tell now as alio thought about It. "We
Lwere both so foolish, so unreasonable,"
she had -pften told.hcrself. g"To thuk
of.l'ettlng two'.llvcs'.b'efpartcd by some
thing so insignificant that neither fully
understood what it was!"
I "Dear trie!" exclaimed Martha Petti
bone, Lucinda's sister-ln-lnw, as shr
dropped into a comfortable rocklup
'chair In one corner of -the kitchen
"I'm glad we've got about dono with
onr work, ain't you, Luqluda? I'm nl
lua real glad to have 'cm come here,
but one gets so nigh bent out will
cookln an fussln that I'm alius glad
that It don't happen more'nt.once n
year. n -. ,.j.
"Why, lCIUdy,'"' suddenly, "where. If
your breastpin? I thought you had II
onl'ixou don't look nat'rnt'wlthout it.'
Luclndn put her hand to her collar
The brooch she always worotyas gone
;. "I, can't think what's become of It!'
she said In great surprise. "I certainly
Had It on at breakfast time. I don'l
Till BROOCH SUE ALWAV3 WORK WAi OONK
remember beliig'out of ' the' kitchen
since. It must bo Dome w hero about
tho room." ,, ,, s
A careful search was made, but the
brooch was not tobo found.- .
Thanksgiving day dawned dear and
beautiful, as all Thanksgiving day
mornings ought, to be in keeping wli.h
the thoughts which come, or ought to
come, at such n time. r ,
"Now, Cindy, you ran right up an git
ready to receive tho company," said
Martha after breakfast. "I'll see to all
that needs doln down stairs."
So Luclnda went up to her room and
'got ready," The. dark wlno colored
casbmero dress sho donned was very
becoming to ber fair complexion, with
oft f rllli of laco at throat and wYfc.
"i aoui seem io grow oia very last
ta looks," she thought as sho stood be
fore tho glass to give the lost feminine
touches to her toilet. Thlrty-flve, Lu
Cteda Pettlbonel Do yon realise that
'that means half an ordinary lifetime?"
iVhen she sighed, for a tbouaht came
jttto ber mind of what life might have
Wen If- Ah, these "lfsl"
"Hurry op, Aunt Oladyl" cried John
from us stairs. "They'ra comlu,
I bt bsllst Hoosayr Then
was a. stampfl ot sew 'oooti
"Martin's folks Is here," said Martha,
putting her bead out of the kitchen.
"Tell 'em I'll be In as soon as I've tend
ed to tho turkey."
Luclnda went Into tho sitting room
to reccivo the guests. Tho air was full
of kindly greetings and good wishes as
she shook hands with tho nowcomers.
They seemed to havo brought tho Very
spirit of Thanksgiving with them.
"Where's Martha V asked Sister Sa
rah almost as soon as handshaking
.was over. "I want to seo her about
somcthln tho worst way. In tho kitch
en? Well, then, I'll go right In. You
stay hero nn seo to tho children, Cin
dy, whllo I'm gone."
"For the Inn's sake!" cried Martha as
Sarah appeared In tho kitchen door.
'How do you do, an how's oil the
"Quite well, thanky," responded Sa
rah, with proper politeness, which was
instantly put aside as soon as the door
was closed behind her and tho two
were alone. "Martha Pettlbone, I've
got some news for you. You can't
guess who camo to our houso las'
"Elder Hogaboom" ventured Mnr
tha. "Elder n6gttbdom, indeed!" exclaim
ed Sarah. "I knew yon'd get way off!
You'd novcr think of tho right person.
'Twns Robert Grantl"
"For goodness sakel" cried Martha.
"Air you rccly In earnest, Sary? It
don't seem as If It could bo so. Cindy
an I was a-talkln about him yesterday
an wonderln what had become of
"Yes, 'tis so," answered Sarah, "an
he's there 'now. Wo tried to coax him
to come over with us, but ho said ho
dldhjt khow's 'twould bo agreeable, but
he'd nko to the worst way. I Jest know
he was thlnkin of Cindy all the time.
Now, 1 want to know If yoti have any
Idea she'd rare If he should come. I
thought I'd ask you 'fore I said any
thing to her. Martin, ho told John not
to put the team out till ho knows, an,
If it would be agreeable, he's goln right
"I reckon she'd be glad to have him
come," said Martha. "Oh, Sary, mob
be It'll all turn out right yet Who
knows? Ho ho ain't married, is he?"
"No, he ain't, an I don't b'lleve he
ever will be If Cindy don't havo him,"
answered Snrah. "He blames himself
for what happened. lie Jest tho samo
as told me bo. Call her In an ask ber
If she's wlllln he should come."
"Cindy, come In hero n minlt, won't
you?" called Marthn, In a flutter of de
lightful excitement. "Dear me, Sary,
I feel's if sotnctbln was goin to hap
pen! Wouldn't It be Jest splendid If
they should make up?"
"What's wanted?' asked Luclnda.
"Cindy," said Mnrtha as solemnly
as If about to inform her of some
body's death, "somebody's come back."
Luclnda started, and her checks grew
pale. She opened ber mouth to speak,
but no words camo.
"He's over to Martin's, nnd Sary
wants to know If you'd find any fault
with bavin him come over to cat
Tlmnksglvln dinner with us. It don't
seem Jest right to let him spend such a
day there alone, does It?"
"Why shouldn't ho come?" said Lu
clnda. But It hardly seemed to cither
of the women ns If she spoke to them.
Indeed It hardly seemed to her, as she
stood there face to face with the fact
that after many years her old. lover
had come back, as If she was not alone
wltb that one thought.
VvOh. I'm so.gladlVrled S.arah. "I'll
run right out an tell Martin."
Luclnda ran up to her chamber to
think It all over nlone. As she shut the
door she'hdrd the sound of bells,' and,
looking out, she saw Martin driving
swiftly up the hill road on his friendly
errand, now the bells rang!
lie bad come back! lie was coming
there! She would see him again, would
bear his voice and feel Ills hand clasp
ing hers ns In the old days when they
met each other after these long years
of separation! As In tho old days?
Perhaps not There might havo been
changes of which sho knew nothing.
But they could at least meet as friends.
Suddenly a sense of nil tho sorrow
these vanlstled years bad held seemed
to' force Itself upon her ns she bad
never comprehended It before, nnd she
laid ber head down on the window sill
and cried. By and by she aroused her
"This will not do," sho said as she
looked at herself In tho glass. She al
most stared nttho face sho saw there.
It was not like tho faco sho had seen
there this morning. This face seemed
almost radlnnt. .
The clock was striking 11 when John
junior sang out that "Undo Mart Is
com In back, an there Is a man with
Thero was a general stampede of
youngsters for tho front door. Luclnda
felt a wild Impulse to run away. But
sho did not Martha and Sarah helped
tier to pass tho ordeal of the noxt few
minutes by being very demonstrative
and talkative, thus drawing attention
from ber. She sow Robert Grant como
Into tho room; she saw him shaking
bands with all tho grown folks and
smiling at tbo wondorlng eyed chil
dren and was dimly conscious of an
Idea that It would toko him years and
years to get across tho room to wbero
sho stood. Then all At onco MartLa
spoke and said:
"An hero's Glndy. Sho's glad, with
all the rest of us, to see you back, Rob
ert," and then sho felt ber hand clasp
ed closo In Robert's hand onco moro
and beard htm say:
"I'm glad to ico you,"
Only a few simple words, but they
might mean so much or so Jlttto.
When they were seated at the dUnor
table, Martin happened to notice nil at
onco that Luclnda didn't look familiar.
"Why, Cindy, what's becomo of moth
er's breas'pln?" be Asked. "I hain't
seen you 'thout It store seace I eta re
ember," , "I, don't know what bm become' of
IC answered his sister, 1 lest ( .
, 1 A..,
rerday, I'd give anything If t could
Just at this Junoturo tb'o pumpkin
ties were brought In.
"Thcso ore Cindy's plea," said Mar
tfia. "When I'vo said that, I know
you'll want a piece."
"Or two pieces, more likely," answer
cd Martin. "Let mo sec, you used to
like Cindy's pics, Robert I s'poso you
hain't forgot how thoy tasted?"
"1 don't believe I have," answered
Robert as ho took a "piece" aud fell to
All at once ho put his napkin to bid
mouth, and John Junior, who was en
during the tortures a boy nlwnys expe
riences when be has to wait, whispered
to his Cousin TUdy that he guessed that
fcllerM bit his tongue or something.
"IIow bright ami pleasant it looks
outsldol" Robert Grant said to Luclnda
after dinner. "Don't you want to take
"I think a little of this bracing
Thanksgiving day air would do mc
nom writK mo busy wrrn TnouonTS of
good," sho answered and went up
stnlrs after her bonnet nnd shawl. Iler
heart was all in n flatter again. "You
ought to be ashamed of yourself!" she
said to herself. "Thlrty-fivo years old
and nctlng like a girl!"
For some time neither of tho two
spoke ns they went up tho hillside road
side by side. Both were too busy With
thoughts of the pnst.
Suddenly Robert paused nnd faced
"Luclnda," lie said, and his voice was
not very steady, "perhaps we can nev
er be to each other what I think both of
us hoped years ago, but wo can, I trust,
bo friends, I want to tell you that I
havo been sorry for what I said to you
that day over since the words, were
spoken. Until was too stubborn to say
so then. Can. you, will you, forgive mo
at this late day?"
"I was ns much to blame .as you
were," she answered. "I would have
told you so long ago If you had given
mc the opportunity to do so. Let us
forget It all and be friends and In our
friendship make up for the loss If we
"But can wo bo nothing more to each
other?" he cried, his eyes full of enger
ness, his faco bright with hope. "1
love you yet. Luclnda! I have loved
you all these years. If you can over
look the past, If yon will only let mc
try to make you ns happy In tho days
to come as wo might have been In the
days gone by!"
"Aro you sure you want me?" she
asked, her fopo ijulto pale. "I nra no
longer young, remember. Do not make
the worst of all mistakes mistaking
pity for love."
"I shall make no such mistake ns
that." ho said. "Don't be afraid of
that, Luclndn," n sudden smile break
ing across his face. "You nro not tho
woman to make an offer and then re
fuse to live up to It"
"I don't know wlint you mean," she
sold, looking at him wonderlngly.
"Don't you remember that you sold
when we wero eating dinner that you
Would give anything to find your lost
brooch? Now, that means, I take It,
that whatever tho person who finds
It nnd restoics It to you asks for you
aro bound to give him. I havo found
It. Here it Is, Luclnda. What I ask
as a reward Is yourself. You will keep
your word and give mo what I ask, I
hope. Will you, dear, or won't you?"
"Your logic Is not to bo contended
against," sho answered, with u little
laugh that somehow had a quiver In
it "I suppose you wnnt me, Robert.
If yon need mc and insist on having
me, why, take me."
Ho put bis arms about her and kissed
"Mny nothing como between us
henceforth," ho said earnestly, solemn
ly, nnd her heart repeated his words.
"I supposo you wonder how I enma
to And the lost brooch," bo said as they
"I was going to ask you about that,"
sho answered, "but before I got to It I
thought of something else," wltb n
little blush, "and forgot It Where did
you and It? We havo hunted high and
low for It"
"You didn't find It becauso you didn't
look In tho right place," ho answered.
"It came to mo In a piece of pumpkin
pie, I havo read about some ono who
discovered pearls In tho wlno sho
drank, but I had no Idea that ordinary
people of today flavored their pics with
articles of Jewelry. I think fate had
something to do with It"
In the twilight of that November
day the man and woman whoso lives
had drifted apart for ton long years
stood side by sldo and looked out upon
the white world with thoughts of un
utterable thanksgiving In their hearts.
A current on tho sea of time had
brought those lives together again, sad
heaeefortk no wind of naaalon would
separate thett, Imh Uo4-Cafa.
rvAjV Xt "w .
The Seat of Life
Is in the nervous system, the most delicate and important
part of the whole body. When the nerves become weakened or
diseased, the head acheg, the circulation is retarded and the
digestion is deranged. Little things irritate the temper and worry
the mind, which only aggravates ' the disease until the whole sys
tem breaks down, and nervous prostration is followed by insanity
or death. Strengthen and build up the nerves and stop this
downward course before it is too late.
"My trouble began with aching pains In my arms and
legs, headache, indigestion, constipation and palpitation
of heart until I became so nervous nnd run-down that I l
could not find relief until I commenced taking Dr. Miles'
' Nervine It gavo mo wonderful relief, nnd anally re- ,
stored my health, for which I am Tcry thankful."
Samuel IlAnMAN, Crystal, Mich. ,
Dt. Mites' Nervine
strengthens tho weakened nerves, rests the tired brain,
fives zest to tho appetite and putB new Ylm and vigor
nto tho whole system. Begin to-day to get new life.
Sold by druggists on guarantee. Dn. Milks Medical Co.. Elkhart, Ind.
CONWAY'S DRESS SUIT.
Practical Joke on Visiting Elk
From New Philadelphia
With the antlcred brethren who ar
rived in the city yesterdny nfternoon
was Brother Conway, a piomlncnt 131k
from New Philadelphia. He was ac
companied byabout half a dozen mem
bers, nil from' the same lodge, but
Urothcr Conway led the procession. He
waB the stellar light of the whole party.
Clad Immaculately In Prince Albert
suit, tho sheen ot his carefully Ironed
silk hat was a Bight sudlclent to bring
envy to the licartH of his less fortunate
brothel s who didn't posses tlmt crown
ing part of a society man's wardrobe.
To say the least, Jlr. Conway was a
marvel of propriety In dress and had
taken particular pains to bring with
him his dress suit, which ho intended
to wear at the reception In the even
ing, nut there was where the envy of
his brother Elks usserted itself. They
didn't have any dress sultB. "Why
should Conway wear his " they mur
mcred. It la said that the chief magis
trate of New Philadelphia, who was In
the party, concocted the foul plot of
stealing Mr. Conway's evening drets
suit. The loving but Jealous New
Philadelphia brothers Immediately
started out to consummate their vllllany
and after taking out Mr. Conway's
swallow tailed coat they wero mean
enough to put In an old alpaca coat and
Mr. Conway's wrath knew no hounds
when ho discovered his lost. He threat
ened the proprietor of the Conrad with
dire vengeance and upon the advice of
Mayor Ackey, of New Philadelphia, he
presented the clerk with a bill for $45.60.
The odd 50 cents being the price of two
collars which were also missing. Search
was made for the lost dress suit but It
was not found.
Mr, Conway attended tho reception In
a Prince Albeit coat and the triumph of
his brethren was complete.
Late last night, however, the drefcs
suit was juflt ns quietly returned to
Mr. Conway's dress suit case.
Since the victim discovered that his
own immediate friends were the cause
of his Inconvenience, he has made up
his mind that Elkdom Ih a peculiar in
stitution, and finds it very hard to
reconcile brotherly love with a practi
SAYS HE DECEIVED HER,
Bride oi Two Months Wants
Cecil M. Fruet Is weary of married
life after but two months experience.
She was married to Caesar Fruet on
September 24, 1900, In the city of Can
ton. The plaintiff says she Is the
mother of five small children bv n
fotmer marriage. She nsperts that hot
husband secured her consent to th-j
marriage by fraud, representing that he
owned a house, eight acres of land and
$600 In cash. She has dlscovcied that
these storleB are wholly untrue. The
husband not only deceived her ns to his
worldly goods, but has called her vile
names from day to day and threatened
to strike her. It Is asserted that Caesar
Fruet deserted his wife and has gone
J. B. Snyder Is attorney for plaintiff.
MAIL WAS SOAKED,
Letters and Newspapers For
Cantonians, Received a
The mnll pouches that came to Can
ton Wednesday morning via the C. &
P., wero soaked with water. They had
received a ducking In the river at
Beaver, when the midnight mall train
crashed through the bildge at that
place. The Parkcrsburg Sentinel, a
newspaper received at the News-Democrat
otllce, had passed through the
catastrophe. It was an eight page
paper but it weighed a pound, and had
been crushed In the Jam when the train
Mt Victor Buch, of this city, and Miss
Esther Ryan, a beautiful and accom
plished young lady of Osnaburg, were
united In marriage November 27, by
Rev. O. M, Schmucker, at thc-Lutheran
parsonage on North Cherry street.
After a short bridal trip they will make
their home In this city.
Killed In Football Game.
Willis Potts, a son of Editor W. fj.
Potts, of the Lisbon Patriot, was Milled
in a foot ball game at Kenyon college,
Gambler, Ohio, Saturday.
W. J, Plero was In Tounjcstown Tue
ajr en l4WAlulnt,
LATE SENATOR DAVIS
Eulogized by Judge William B.
Day Was n Statesmen and
Judge 'William It Day, who served
on the peace commission with the late
fenntor Davis, was seen, Wednesday,
by a News-Demdcrat reporter and asked
for a statement concerning the dead
senator. Judge Day said:
"I regard Senator Davis as one of the
ablest lawyer) and foremost etateBinen
of the countiy. His position as chair
man of the senate committee on foreign
relations brought him In touch with our
foreign policy. He was a close student
of all International questions and his
opinions were alwayn of great vulue to
"Senator Davis waq a very capable
debater in power of statement nnd
ability to present a cau6e in which he
was Interested, either orally or In writ
ing, ills report on the Cuban situa
tion, just before the breaking out ot the
Spanish war, was a masterpiece, both
In matter and diction. His position
and familiarity with foreign affairs, as
well as his general fitness, led to his
appointment ns a member of the com
mission to negotiate the treaty with
Spain. Hid knowledge and readiness
made him n much valued member of
"It Is very unfortunate, with so many
important matters pending, that the
country Is to be deprived of Senator
Davis experience and ability.
"Personally Senator Davis was a de
lightful man. He will be greatly missed
from the public service and tineercly
mourned by all who had the pleasure of
It Is Con firmed By Judge
Kokler at Akron
Special to News-Democrat.
Akron, Nov. 28. Judge Kohler, today,
confirmed the verdict in the Case of the
administrator of Conductor Wnlburn,
who was killed some time ago, on the
A. B. & C. electilc rond. A verdict of
?10,000 against the company had been
As a result of the story published yes
terduy concerning the plot to rob the
People's Saving bank and two traveling
men at tho Windsor hotel, an Investi
gation has been begun by the city cotn
misloncrs In the police depaitment.
Ilesult!) are looked for.
At midnight, last night, the home of
Joseph Gordon, on Livingstone street,
wns found to be on fife. Gordon Is n
Junk dealer and had the cellar of the
house packed full of paper and Junk,
and It 1b thought the Hie started In
the paper stoied there. The family es
caped without Injury, although rwme of
their clothing was destroyed.
In East Akron, a house which had
Just been finished and was still unoccu
pied, owned by E. E. Stein, of Cuya
hoga Falls, was found to bo on lire,
tnrly In the evening. It Is thought to
have been set on fire. Deputy Fire
Marshal Hait la Investigating.
ARMS TORN OFF.
News-Democrat Leased Wire Service.
WoostcT, Nov. 28. While James Wil
son, a wealthy farmer, was feeding a
corn huskcr this morning, both arms
were drnwn Into the machine and torn
oft at the elbows.
Victor Buch, 36 Canton
Hnttle Murphy, 24 Canton
Victor Buch, 24 Canton
Esther Ilyan, 21 Osnnburg
William II. Eckinger, 32 Canton
Louisa Seller, 36 Canton
Trank Galllgan, 2S Norwalk
Emma Kiamcr, 26 Masslllon
Jerry Akey, 26 Wllmot
El'a Shlsler, 19 Justus
Oror?e W Larden, 22 Canton
Eli nhcth Mnrks, 22 .....Canton
Jay A. Wright, 36 Glenvllle
Lydla A. Wldman, 24 Hartvllle
PetT Gettle, 24 Canal Dover
Marie S. Elcher, 21 , Canton
Franklin F. Felix, 28 Burton City
Bertha Royer, 21 Cryntal Springs
Joseph It. Elsass, 29 Masslllon
Emma L. Roberts, 26 Stanwood
Henry E. Jones, 25....,..1J...Mapleton
Grace E. Shearer, 21 Maplcton
G. W. Stelnbach, 23 Navarre
Edith E. Boughman, 31 Justus
Lawrence H. Oyster, 20 Alliance
Mary Tlmley, 19 Alliance
Edward Johnson, 9 New Bnltlmoro
Emma Keyser, 2G ,.,,. Oval City
Joel Conrad, 80 Louisville
Rosa Schmucker, 35 Barry vllle
Frank Atkins ;;( Canton
Ann Auld .,.,.. Canton
L. L. Zelger, 33 Louisville
Lena Yochum, 32 Alliance
Joseph P. Cusack, 28... Wooster
Bridget Ann Deeley, 36... ,CteatoV
AN OLD TIME FEASTT
fHE FIRST THANKSGIVING IN PLYfiU
title StandUh nnd John Allien Greet
Mamasolt una Hta Drnvcii Viands'
Willi -Whtoh Thcr Were llegnledj
nonxt Pis and Snecotaah.
A background of woods, all flushed,!
with many hues, n canopy of whlto
drifting sky with hero nnd there a
bright blue spot, bring to tho mind an
Idea of the day and tho surroundings
nmld which our brave Plymouth sires'
founded our day of Thanksgiving. '
llcforo tho summer tresses of trees
have fully gouo In a small clearing ot
tho somber woods two snowy tables
nre spread. At the left Is n log houso
with ono largo chimney, from which
Issues, Into the clenr ntitumu air, a
cloud of smoke. The fair faced Puri
tan women nro hurrying In nnd out,
preparing for the feast. At n llttlo
distance the governor, elder nnd cap
tain of the colony nro eagerly tnlklng
and at Bhort Intervals peering Into tho
surrounding woods In anticipation of
the arrival of Mnssnsolt and his
braves. Ueru also Is John Alden,
"that fair Saxon stripling, who, peer
ing through the shadows of the forest
boughs, bees, at some distance still, n
thin, dark line, which, growing each
moment more certain In outline, tells
of tho approach of the Indian war
riors." At this moment Miles Standlsh calls,
"Aro they yet In sight, my friend?"
"Almost within speaking dlstnnce,
captain," nnd with this reply John Al
den enters the kitchen.
"Good day, John Alden," says a fresh
young voice, nnd he. looking eagerly lu
the direction fiom which It comes, sees
tt dear face all smiling lu Its hnpplness.
"Is It not well that we have such a
fair day?" Prlscllln further asks beforo
the mantle of shyness has quite left
htm. At this moment the Indians,
headed by Mossnsolt, entered the clean
ing and wero greeted by the governor.
"Welcome, friends; welcome!" he said
In n hearty, Jovial voice aud led them
directly to the table.
The men of Plymouth colony had In
vited these guests for a friendly con
course nnd combined with this plan tho
harvest feast Delicate appetites wero
In those times rather n defect than a
grace, nnd hospitality consisted In pro
viding great quantities and many va
rieties of food. Hoalizlng this fact, tho
good women of Plymoutnh had prepar
ed accordingly. The harvest had been
abundant, and the result was a goodly
feast Plenty of dishes of pewter nnd
wood lined the table, and by each lay a
napkin and spoon, but neither knives
nor forks, for these were regarded aa
curious implements of extreme luxury.
Mnssasoit sat nest to the excellent el
der nt the table with tho colonists,
while the men of tils tribe sat. at a lit
tle distance, beside the other table.
What a feast greeted the eyes of tho
guestsl Chowder and roasted pig In
plenty, succeeded by a mighty dish of
succotash, that compound of dried
beans, hulled corn, salted beef, pork
nnd chicken, may bo called tho charter
dish of Plymouth; then came wild fowl
dressed In various ways, a great bowl
of salad of Prlscllla's composition and
nt last vailous sweet dishes, all dell
clously prepared and how straugely,
new to the Indians!
After Elder Brewster had said a
blessing all began the raeaL It was a
beautiful sight The bright, pure sun
shone on all the women coming from
the cookrootn laden with stenmlng dlsh
cs, the Puritan elders extending hos
pltallty, the Indians, friends of tho
white men and native owners of tho
soil, enjoying their new surroundings.
All nre happy In tho pleasure of friend
ship nnd rich in this, tho first harvest
of Plymouth, which God had endowed.
In gazing through the mist which en
velops tho time intervening between
that first Thanksgiving day and this
Thanksgiving day wo sec again those
brave and loyal hearted men In tho
dusk of thnt primeval forest bidding
good night to their sworn nllles, Mns
sasoit nnd his followers. Wo follow,
them until they pass through tho woods
and fade from sight amid tho distant
Again. In retrospection the fnces of
those serene and glorious men and wo-
men appear to us In all their slmpla
grandeur. Notwithstanding tho suffer-'
Ings that they experienced tho preced
Ing winter, theso founders of our evet;
growing land chose n day which was
filled with thanksgiving to God for hav
Ing brought thorn through the shadows!
to this bright harvest day.
ThnnkKlbb!n Am Creepln noun. I
In ile fall of cle jnr, hcn de Irabu turn brown, '
An drap fum dc trees till dey kler up d ennui' '
An de rlp pemlmmum come a patterln down,
El jo' froti bite turn an It loots like snow.
Den you bettah watch out, kalie be to' you Icnoi
Tkanlfglbbln day will be on you sho.
So wake up, nlesahs, irft out' jo' bedi,
Dah't no ThankegtbLIn (ur ilcopy beads.
Go noieln roun', an el )oj seo
A turkey cokblrr In a tret
Jes' pralae de tawd an hab no fear,
Thasasglbbla day un aslrawln neah.
tt white man thlnta fa to b km fun, ,
Aa yoiaeu Urn s-loaitln op t Mc sWIpm, (
Den stay awake, olah, whea yo' bmj'i iroilrl
Keep 'way ram dat turkty wM sJj yo' might J
An lay aroun' loo till a rainy atst.
Den 'arley in dt inawnln, Ufo' hit rttt llgat,
Jea" kotch dat gobbler by dt fast V
An aay, "Come aeah, my turkey meat I
Doan bo a-fcar'd, but bear In sola ,
Deyi mtsbty akeace u hard to aa'i
Jea' thet yo' eyea ja, pull Mas dew. '-
taankaglbbin day aa artepla roun1. M
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