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A GEORGIA DINNER.
PLANNING A NIGHT ATTACK. WANTS COAST DEFENSES. IN AN ARIZONA SHOW. ! ) i ( f 1 . Thankgivin' coracs but once a year. Carve that 'issum. Sue!) Ton can bet I'll pot my share, Carve that 'iHssum. Sue!) Turkeys they is nice to oat, Brown an' basted, fat an' sweet; But they can't Wat 'possum meat Carve that 'possum. S'ie!) Thankful as I'm poin' to be, (Carve that 'possum. Sue!) 1 love you and you love me, (Carve that 'po-sum. Sue!) Carve him straight an! arve him tm While the gravy like dw, But ;-ter than the lips o' you, (Carve that "wsum. Sue!) Cotton hit's pec out o sight. (Carve that "possum. Siii!) But hit's hit my appetite, (Cnrvo that osum. Sue!' Don't fare what's tie country fate, 'Possum hound to save the state; JCacle Hilly. pas jcr plate; (Carve that "N.sum. Sue!) -Atlanta Constitution. THE THANKS GIVING TURKEY. JOllX (JRIITTX wa a young me chanic in a t hrivini; manufacturing town in the interior of an Kastern State, and when he hal boon promoted to the .superintendence of (lie shops where he had begun his apprenticeship, it was a proud day for him. and as well for Martha Men r. who thought John was the brightest young fellow the town had ever produced. And perhaps he was. for be had under way inventions, which, when completed, would revolutionize the work of the shops in which he was en gaged and would also revolutionize John's financial Situation and make him equal to the owners of the shops. He was but 3, and for two years he had been shap- . . t . '.'V . 'h ONK NIGHT II K CAMK IIOMK DKl'XK. ing all his fortunes by the wishes of Martha Mercer. And now he was promoted, he would go and claim the girl, and let her share before all the world his honors and his future. So it was. and the sun never shone on a fairer day thai was their wedding day. Ami there were no clou. Is for a year. ?Then they fame thick and fast, for John was disappointed in one of his inven tions and. like many bright minds, his could not stand the shock of defeat. though it might only b temporary. Jle wa morose and ugly, and though he still Superintended the shops, there was no longer spirit in his work and there seemed to him to be no longer barm in his home. A baby had come, and there was sun shine in its smile to all except the father, lie seemed to think that it was only an addition to his burdens, and he almost re fused to touch the little one when he came home after the work of the day. Martha was suffering all this in silence and she dared not offer consolation, for he grew angry if she talked to him. ami for a time lie never spoke at his own table. At last the strain was too great for him and one night he came home drunk, not bleared and red. as the vet eran drunkard comes, but white awl stupid, as if he had been under the in fluence of some deadly drug. From this time his downfall was rapid, mid within a ear he !iad lost his place and had driven his wife and child into the street. Then he disappeared and 'Martha, heartbroken, Vent with her child to her father's place in thr country. She heard no word from John and daily ln worked about the farmhouse, for in that there was relief from thought. Her faiher gave her an interest in the small products and she devoted herself to the raising of joultry. The child grew, too, bright and strong and beautiful, and al ways reminding her of his father, whose linage lie bore. When the frosts of the second year since .John had gone came, Martha had a tine lot of Thanksgiving turkeys for the city merket and she sent them away with a hope that somewhere In the world one might come to the table where John sat. and to that extent, at least, she eoiiM eon t rilm te to his comfort. It was a ?;;::iil hope, though, for she knew that the John she saw last would not t" ante to eat turkey at Tlianksiv- at must in; a i. most si a;;i:i:ki. Ing, unless it was in a prison whose au thorities were kind. It was the day before Thanksgiving in the city and John ('riilin walked slowly shot the street toward the boarding house which he claimed a i home. It was not the same John CriHin of the other day, but a new one. He had gone down and down until si t last in a drunken row In a dive he had received a blow in the head which bad almost killed him. For weeks he had lain unknown in the hos pital of the city and then strength had come agaiD, and he had gone forth to make a new name for himself. He had had time to think, and he had availed him self of It. In year's time lie had come to the front again in the same line of work, and the old inventions were now restored and what had proved a disap pointment before, .was the success lie had hoped it would be. 'He was on the sure road to fortune, and in the house where he lired Mr. (Jrifhn was considered the first man of the place. He was sad al ways and his associates knew he must Mr mm lilt I' 1 n l..'iIV ,m i mm - 7 - ""iZS1 sl r 'z. -r- -rrf" ' , L.'Srzr-- iSfTTjiy 'zzrZ:: have a liistory. but no one ever spoke of it, and he surely did not. lie was ashamed of his past, ashamed to let Martha know where he was. The old love had come again and he would have given all he possessed to have had Martha as his again, but he dared not ask for that which he had so ruthlessly cast aside. He thought of the child and hoped that some time he might meet the little fellow, and through him come agr. :i to the mother, but there was suk'.II chance of such a meeting, for he knew that Martha's people came to the city only at long intervals. Besides, that was too much like the way those things com to pass on the stage, and John did not be lieve they ever happened so in real life. II was thinking overihis situation and wondering what they, were doing then in the old place, and what they would have for Thansgiving, when a child ran out and called 'Tap:i." At first, he almost staggered, then he stopped and stood still. The child came nearer, and, notic ing that it had made a mistake, it turned away with a half-frightened cry and ran to its nurse. John went on to his home, nervous, and more than usually depressed, but he re sisted the feeling with all his power, and when he went in to his dinner he was himself again; quiet, self-possessed, and the friend of all. When he entered the dining-room everybody appeared to be tilking at once, and he laughingly asked what had happened. "I'ass the cause of the disturbance to Mr. (Jrillin.V said one of the boarders to another, who was studying what seemed to be a very much worn and crumpled note. "I got that to-day out of the dressed Mi IS r.at. off'-' JOHN' HEADS THE STI'AXfl E MESSAGE. turkey we are to have to-morrow, said the la milady, as he took the paper. "What' is it" he a ;ked. "A bill for the turkey?" : Mr. (Iritlin was not given to jokes, and this was received with applause. It was still going on when he looked at the paper. It had evidently been a small handbill, printed on one side, and he looked at the printed side. Only a portion of it re mained, nnd on that what other words might have been he did not see. AH he saw was "Urinton." and Hrinton was the town where Martha lived. He turned pale, but it passed on the instant, and he turned the sheet over. There written in pencil were the words: "May the wife who gots this be as hap py as 1 once was: and may she never be a unhappy as I am now." There was no name; no indication whence it came, and if it had not been for the tell-tale word on the other side, the wonder might have never been solved. As .7hn read the words, those near him saw a great change come into his face. At first, it paled and there was a look of Pgony, then he smiled and as he smiled, he turned to th landlady. "Will you dine at (J on Thanksgiving:'" be said, briefly. She was so upset by the sudden change in the state of affairs that she could scarcely speak, but she, managed some how to tell him that was the hour. "Save three places for me," he said, rising. ' I have just time to catch a train now. and I can not explain uutil tomor row at dinner." That wt'.s all the boarders had to talk about then for a whole diy, but it was enough, and when 0 o'clock came ou Thanksgiving day everybody was at the table promptly, some of them in their curiosity having cancelled engagements to dine with friend. The three places were vacant for an hour, it seemed to the boarders, but in reality it was only a quarter after G when Mr. Irinin came in with his wife and the boy, and John told the story to those about him, and if there were tears as lie went over it all. ami how at last he had found Martha waiting and hoping always for him, they were tears of thanksgiving. Kclcctin n Turkey. A good cook gives these directions: Choose n turkey short and plump in pref erence to the others, eyes should be bright, feet soft, legs smooth, spurs short and skin should look soft, showing layers of yellowish fat and white Mesh. He says, look to t he joints to see If they aro pliable, and to the end of the breast bone to see if it is flexible. This connoisseur further recommends dry-picked ones as much nicer than those which have been scalded, nnd declares hen turkeys are not as finely flavored as cocks. After the pin feathers have boon removed with burning paper ik y i s. mi m 1 B V f II and the inside thoronghly rinsed, both outside and inside should be wiped dry with a clean towel. A turkey to be stuffed should be prepared the day before. If roasted, it should be cooked slow and evenly, with frequent bastings of flour ami butter. A good fowl is often spoiled by being baked in too short a time in too hot an oven. Mrs. lorothj-'s Thanksgiving. Squire Ephraim Drew and his good wife ' True They invited some guests to dine. Anl drink to the health of the common wealth In a glass of Thanksgiving wine. Said Ephraim Drew to his good wife True, "When asking Judge Jonathan Drake We'll ask the young man, his sou Jona than, For my daughter Dorothy's sake." The guests came nt last to the squire's repast, Ileeeiving a welcome bland. And Dorothy blushed as Jonathan brushed With his lips her lilly-white hand. With wondering eyes at the turkey'H size The guests did exclaim and admire: There were dainties beside, boiled, baked, stewed and fried, And a big plum pudding on tire. To Jonathan's plate, by a lucky fate, It chanced that the wishbone fell; Then softly said he to fair Dorothy, "My lot shall this wishbone Ml. "I'll wish you ami I, when a year slips by. May dine on Thanksgiving day. With none to o'erhear, or to interfere. And with all but ourselves away." Then they broke the bone; with a stifled groan He lost; and sighed heavily To note the glad smile that she wore the while. So he asked what her wish might be. She blushed rosy red. "Well, I thought," she said, "Lest you lose, 'twas surer this way For me to wish, too, that your wish come true, Your wish for next Thanksgiving day." Harper's Bazar. The Children's Thanksgiving. The children should be encouraged to help in the preparations for the great oc casion, writes Klizabeth lb binson Scovil, In the Ladies' Home Journal. They dear ly love to be busy, and if work can be made interesting to them they will do it RETURN OF THE HUNTERS ft Iii. When Ooreruor Bradford Issued his were went Into tho forests for game and (TV 1 . iijunäI i i,Mm m. 1 x mm I Mnwli I Willi Vfl t. itifv 4 il ' W. L mPM ' i'lm m w mwm cheerfully. If the idea is suggested to them they will feel a proud satisfaction in the knowledge that they pared the ap ples for the pies, or stoned the raisins for the cake. It gives them a sense of pro prietorship in the result, which is whole some for them, if rather comical to th elders. An old-fashioned Thanksgiving de mands a midday dinner. Whatever fash ion may dictate on other days she should not be listened to on this one, pattieularly when there are children to be considered. After dinner there should he lime lor games and the "recreations" which the Pilgrim fathers themselves dil not dis dain. Foot -ball is the timediopored game that has delighted many genera'tuns of boys. He fore it attained to its present height of scientific generalship, when liy ing wedges were unknown, :t as fiercely contested as on ihe modern bittio liehl, and perhaps even more fun was ex tracted from it. The Wiggle Device. Said the Wipgle: "I'm an artist nnd of course 1 can't afford A lot f pie and turkey for my Thanks giving board; ; l- - , l .1- ' l :i i ill !'.:LÄ mm Hut I took my points and went to work, and now, as you may see. I've got a splendid turkey, as fine as tine can be." All Depends on t lie Turkey. 'How ere' you going to spend Thanks giving, Uncle Jake?" "Well, suh, hit's des 'cord in' ter de turkey. Kf he's quiet, en donn mos' too high, I'll spen de day at home; but ef he's noisy, en I mek' any mistakes, dey's no tellin whar I'll fotch up!" Detroit Free Press. What's that you've got there. Jones?" "Thanksivin' turkey! Just won. her at a raffle an' only had fifteen chances at a dollar a chance!" Yonkers (Gazette. THE FIRST THANKSGIVING. ct -r 's first proclamation of thanksgiving wmu they returned landed with turkeys. iff ' Z- 1 Gen. Miles Says We Are Inadequately Protected at Seaport Placca. The annual report of Gen. Miles, com manding the army, has been made public. The personnel is shown to be in excellent condition, well instructed, etlicient and attentive to duty. Liberal appropriations are required for public buildings at the posts, many of which are out of repair. 1'iider the head of coast defenses tJen. Miles stat s that the condition of these defenses is such as to require decided and immediate action for their improvement. The unguarded erudition of our mast is known by every first-class power, and our people should li? be "led into false se- J eunty. He recalls v. hat he s;:id m hn report of 1SS1I upn the absolute import ance of the defense of the entire 1'acitio coast in view of the fact that it was pos sible for uny naval juiwer to blockade ev ery important port within ninety days, while it would lake many years to make a successful resistance, and ihe country might be required to iay indemnity of Sr.iH.W.(.HM,(NHi. While the railroads might transport a million brave men to the coa-t they would he useless without appliances to cope with the modern engines of war, and with all our intelligence, pride, inven- ; live genius and enterprise nc arc as far behind in the modern appliances of war as China or Japan. While he does not anticipate war in the near future he shows that in the last "'m) years in less ihan 1 per cent, of the wars lias there been any formal warning or declaration before hostilities, and as it would require years of time to construct modern weapons of war it would be un wise to disregard the lessons of history. In our own country, for nearly " years, there lias never been a period of thir'.y live years in which it hits not been in volved in war. He points to the case of China, which made the fatal mistake of relying upon its vastly superior numbers for safety, and argues that the best guar anty of per re is a condition of readiness for war. Touching the infantry, lien. Miles recommends ihe three-battalion or ganization and regimental posts to keep the companies of regiments together. He thinks that at least one full regiment of cavalry should be assembled at Fort Kiley. Kansas, where field maneuvers might be undertaken annually. To thor oughly demonstrate the utility of bicycles nnd motor wagons in the army it is rec ommended lhat a force of twelve coin panics be equipped with these devices, to be manned from ihe 4.(S!0 officers and men in the army able to use a bicycle, which has been already found extremelj useful. DARING EXPRESS HOLD-UP. Kobbcrs Secure 20,000 in Fanta Fc Depot at Color.nto Sirina. At Colorado Springs. Colo., two masked bandits robbed the Wells-Fa rgo express oÜi'-e Monday night of $l'A.tM0. They presented revolvers to the head of Assist ant Agent deorge Kroiit and compelled him to open the safe. After they had helped themselves they ma-Je their es cape. The Santa Fe fast Chicago train arrived there at 1:4'J and stopped. The agent, (ItH)rso Krout, stepped out on the plat form to attend to the express matter, and after arranging everything waved his hand at the messenger on the train and it pulled out of the depot, south-bound toward Pueblo. Waving a parting salute to the messenger, who stood in the door, Krout turned to enter his own otlice. As he crossed the threshold he saw two forms in the far corner of ihe room. The men had Hour sacks over their heads. Fach figure held a revolver and as the agent entered he was ordered to throw up bis hands and yivo up the nvoney in the safe. As the men spoke I hey eniuhaizcd their so tions. The agent passed back into Ihe room, where he was told to open ihe safe. When the rohliors first entered the place they found a ?l.ooo package" lying on the table. This Krout told them was all he had. but he finally admitted that there was Sö.ooO more in the safe. They forced him to open the strong box :ind give the $Ö.(MM, hut when he closed the door ho shut in Js'LVfOO that the roUers knew nothing about. Krout was then made to undress himself and go to bed and cover himself up. and while lying there tho thieves made their escape. The place where the robbery occurred is on the outskirts of the town east of the city and is brilliantly lighted by great arc electric lights on all sidis. The place where the money was kept was in a small house two hundred yards from the depot and dividerl into two compartments. REPortT on the: mails. 1'irft As"st tut Postmaster ticocrnl Makes II J Kcpori. First Assistant Fosttnask-r (Jeneral Krank II. Jones lias i:i.-o!o Iiis m:nu.-il re port for the year ending June I Jo, 1SSI.". Mr. Jones shows that the divisions under his supervision have saved during the year i,.';;."..'!!. the principal items bei a.; in tho yaving in the carrier service hy stopping overtime and reduction of the force, amounting to !1.o(!0,0l0. The sal aries of all presidential postmasters amounted to .".M'T.'JiH. and the gross re ceipts of poslid'iccs ."().o:!S.(i')7. Mr. Jones recommended the abolition of ex perimental free delivery unless SIO.oiM, ll'fO is appropriated for the purpose: als) free rural delivery unless .'(. mh.imvj is appropriated. Of the espionage, investigation and dis charge of carriers for caiu Mr. Jono.s says that oS" carriers have been re moved, reviews the conditions which made the investigations necessary, the principal one being lhat the accumulation of overtime claims showed (hat something was wrong. An estimate of $llthio,.'!oo is made for the free delivery service next year. The money order report shows that there are HU2U domestic money order of fices and orders to the amount of .Slö'I. 7o'.US0 were issued and $10! 5.1."! MIS'.) paid. Mr. Jones recommends legislation requiring clerks handling money order business to give bonds. The boiler of Lehigh A: Hudson Kail way engine No. I.'J blew up at Warwick. X. Y. Two men were instantly killed and two died l:itcr from their injuries. The I lay Slate Trust Company of Itos toii has commenced foreclosure proceed ings in the Failed Slates Court against the Oregon Itailway Extension Company and all the alliliating corporations. The1 amounts involved aggregate over $-1,-XJO.OOO. Winston Leonard Churchill, next iti succession to the.Mnrllorough dukedom, has arrived at Xew York and will proceed to Cuba, where he expects to be allowed the privilege of accompanying the Span ish forces, merely in the capacity of an onlooker, however. The Ostrich Swallowed a MMM Ci gar und There Was Trouble. There was a performance In the os trich department of the syndic.) lo chows yesterdaj which had not l-vii advertised. It took the place of iho strong man feature? which was adver tised, but didn't com? off. Samioio Hughes was standing near the ostrich conservatory, making a .sclent ilic study of tie birds and smoking a freshly lighted ten-cent cigar. An ostrich sud denly lengthened his nock about a fo.H nnd removed the cigr-.r from Mr. Hughes' mouth and swallowed it, ;iro and all. The length of an ostrich's nee!; furnishes a wonderful opportunity for a lighted cigar, and It burned every Inch of the way as it went down. Tb ostrich acted as if it regretted having given way to the promptings of his Indiscriminate appetite. A gentleman connected with the show in the capac ity of chambermaid for tiie ostriches saw the cigar disappear within tho bird's bill. He accused Mr. Hughes of having made a voluntary contri bution and uttered language whicU was neither polite nor moral, showing that the spiritual training of this greu educational menagerie Is not what it U cracked up to be. He threatened to eject Mr. Hughes from the premises. Mr. Hughes tried to explain that he was the chief loser by the transaction, and that the whole thing was an affair between himself and the ostrich. LKq UJy United States Marshal Kzckiel also began to say that the ostrich had brought the trouble on himself. Tin showman pushed Mr. Kzekiel aside, and the officer was compelled to exhibit Iiis gun as his badge of authority. In the meantime the cigar had been extin guished in the bird's gizzard, ami h. seemed to have forgotten the episodo of the cigar and was looking longingly at an empty soda water bottle which lay on tho. ground just out "f reach. Tucson Star. Student as Car Conductors. It is a well-known fact that many students whose moans do not run : paying for a college course make up th deficiency by hiring themselves as waiters at pleasure resorts and coun try hotels during the summer. For such deserving young men a new open ing has presented itself. It is said that during the last summer between thirty and forty students of Jefferson Medical College, the Philadelphia Col lege of Dentistry, the Fuiverslty of Pennsylvania and other colleges in Philadelphia obtained employment as conductors on the cars of the electric railroads of the city. All of the young men came from a distance, and were working their way through college. The railroad company was extremely sorry when the time came for the re sumption of the studies of the colle gians, who had proved to be the best conductors in the city, nnd who were highly appreciated by the public. An official of the company said the stu dents were thoroughly honest, intelli gent and polite, and. as their desire was to earn as much as possible, they were always willing to work extra hours and take out special cars. So fully 1 i 1 the passengers appreciate being treated with civility that they gave but little trouble to the students, who thus escaped many of the unpleas ant contingencies of car conducting. One young man. in fact, liked the work so well lhat he is doubtful wheth er be will go back to college, and in th meantime has remained in the employ of the company. The collegians lived economically and have probably saved about Sl'lO each, which will come in very handily for the winter's college ex pen es. K 1 c c t r i ca 1 K e v i e w. Duel of Pryor ami Potter. During; in acrimonious debate in th House, shortly before the war. Mr. Pot ter, of Wisconsin, made some very sharp strictures on Mr. Pryor, of Vir ginia. The result was a challenge from Pryor to figlit a duel, which Potter promptly accept oil, naming as terr.n ho wis knives at live paces, terms whh'h ho well knew Pryor would not dare to accept, as ho was a small man, whib Potter was a large, powerful man. and familiar with tho use of the how; knife. Pryor declined on the ground that the proposed terms wore beneath the dignity of a gentleman to accept. im! so tr-matter ended. P.ht on the day following the challenge, while the result was still unknown, ixrth Potter and Pryor were absent during roll-call, rand when Potter's name was called a Quaker member rose, and. in a mild voice, said: "Mr. Speaker, I am inform ed that the gentleman from Wisconsin had a Pryor engagement." And when Pryor's name was called, a moment later, he no again, saying: "Mr. Speaker. I hear that the gentleman from Virginia has gone to be as clay in the hands of the Potter." Armor ClatI Timber. A Halt! more inventor has hit upon tho idea of making armor clad timber, lie takes any piece of timber, it seems, its shape or size being of no conse quence, and. having laid a thin sheet of metal on one of its surfaces, passes It through a series of rollers, which is said to fasten the timber and metal Immovably together. He claims that wood so treated is proof against lire, water and vermin. It is covered with three coats of paint, and U estimated to codt 1 cent per square foot. A Xew Arrangement. On the Ixunlon district railway, by an automatic mechanism, the name of each station is now shown in every carriage before the station is reached. This was made necessary by the fact that on the stations themselves Up? names are completely lost by the adver tisements that cover tho walls, yet tin cost of the Improvement U to be met by surrounding the names that am shown by the machine with more ad vert! seinen ta.