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San >an (pjj| Islander
Prosperous People
find advantage in borrowing money even more than oth
ers less successful. To such we are ready to extend the
larger credit they require on the meeting of our usual
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When you call you will find a pleasant store,
courteous treatment and right prices
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! You will find everything
1 you need for
1 Thanksgiving
| except the Turkey, at
I Roasters,
I Pots, Pans and Kettles, ■;.-]
I Carving Sets,
I Nut Picks, Spoons, Etc.
! : Get them NOW .' "•
JYour Business
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1 If you are a customer of this bank, you have
# assurance of our personal interest in your busk
0 ness success. We make it a part of our business ;
{ to give such time and attention U our customers
2 as their interests require. . . ;
$ We make it a point that every business transac
* tion with our patrons shall.be satisfactory. We
{ want each one to feel'that they are free.to come
Swant all matters where they are free to com*
to us in all matters where our experience and
0 advice will-be of value and assistance.
f If you have no business with this bank,,we feel
f confident you will appreciate the service we can ; , r
Jj render.
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• C\? 4 r.V- AND SURPLUS $300000.00
•< Thanksgiving Favors. -y
Decorations for the Thanksgiving
: dinner table "' arouse much interest fin
; the candy and : pastry shops. ■ There \
never was such a variety before. k"\
I •:-.: Three inch ; turkeys constitute candy*.
1 boxes. There are dolls : dressed in
[i pumpkin colored ?j paper from t, bat jtb"
train. ,r In their hands they carry little
bags made out of tiny pumpkins. "
W: Little negro doll I boys clap pumpkin
cymbals: others guide^ automobiles that
have pumpkin wheels. Little pumpkin
coaches as charming as ; the one that
carried Cinderella to the ball stand lln
line with other devices. " .
Fruit plates are piled with red cheek
ed ■; apples, grapes, bananas, pears and
lemons, each one of which is a candy
box. Careful reproductions are seen
in the mammoth peanuts and the rninia
ture lobsters, which ■ also make candy
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Thanksgiving Day
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The Lumberjacks
PREPARATIONS for the Thanks
giving dinner in the lumber
camps of Maine begin early in
November. Traps for the rab
bits, which form the principal dish, are
set in place and carefufty baited.
Men who go to the lumber camps
about the Ist of October give up the
hope of having chicken or turkey or
goose with cranberry sauce on the last
Thursday of November. In fact, there
is not one man in a dozen who go
I into the woods for the winter, unless
: he has a family in some small town,
j who cares a snap for any other dish
for Thanksgiving than good old fash
ioned rabbit potpie or stew. With the
trimmings such as only a cook in. a
Maine lumber camp is able to concoct,
the meal is far better than some of
the meals served in the big hotels of
thtk ..****— ". *" * „
; The "cookie" for the first f£«r&*yt
in camp does little more than hunt out
the haunts of bunny and after locating
as ; many; as; are in reasonable walking
distance of the camp proceeds with his
work of slaughter:^Most: of the , ran
bits make their winter home under low
scrub bushes of hard wood; and hunt
'■ for.food under the dead \ leaves which
have been blown from the trees during
the fall frosts. These mounds of
leaves are Tjust the place to conceal the
strands of -wire ? and horsehair to be
used as snares, and it is Indeed a wise
rabbit who can escape the trap. ;
" r& liberal - supply of :; whole corn and
oats is used f as bait for the rabbits.
being scattered under the leaves in
close proximity to the snares. The
wire is run for some distance along the
surface of ': the ground and is ; then : at
tached to the strand ;of horsehair with
a : loop and running noose in the end.
lln i this noose more ! corn •: or oats - are
placed "- than - where else, and the
rabbit invariably spends much time
over a few ; kernels of the grain^ It to
(while thus loafing over bis food that be
meets his doom. w
I After breakfast been served in
the camp and the men have gone to
their work the "cookie", commences his
rounds of the snares. Never does he
have far to go from the starting place
to find one or more bunnies careful.y
nosing through the leaves and select
log the choicest pieces of corn, So at
tentive Is the animal In his quest for
food that he seldom notices the ap
proach of the hunter or any one else
SSess the* be « dog to the party-
And white thai eating the hunter
crooche. o"^^-*"^"*?^
of ti» wire and at the opportune tune
p«n« the -rtrtog" which catehe. the
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rabbit on all fours. After that it Is
but easy work to dispatch the animal.
The trap Is then rebaited, and the
"cookie" continues his journey to the
next snare, and so on until he has made
the round. At the camp the rabbits are
hung head down on the outside of the
camp, where they freeze and are kept
hi good condition until the day of the
feast. The night before Thanksgiving
the animals are tak»»* 'town from the
peg, thawed out a bit before the camp
fireplace and their pens removed. Aft
er being cleaned the meat is thrown
into a big kettle with a liberal supply
of onions, potatoes, carrots and other
vegetables and allowed to simmer over
a slow fire.
The dish when ; served with ;a; side
dish of dressing and a mug of elder
with just ] a bit of edge on is hard ;to
be beaten by any culinary artists. = ._.-
--; Almost as good as the rabbit stew Is
the plum 2 padding, ■; which --- : the cook :
takes pains to have extra good on
Thanksgiving day and Christmas day.
Unlike the padding of that kind, it is
made with fresh bread, molasses and
all the plums the mixture win stand.
It to put In the oven early to the morn
ing and allowed to remain until ready
to be served as a course with the
mince or apple pie. pipni* hot and fun
of the elixir of life,
Of conn* Ike baked beam »•**•
■erred on TbaakaflTtef day. but they
ffiose doledout during fhe week. Thej
are served for breakfast The beans
are picked over and the poor ones re
moved the evening previous to Thanks
giving and after being allowed to re
main In salt cold water for a short
time are put in a big kettle with plen
ty of pork and buried in the ground on
a bed of glowing hardwood coals.
When one rolls out of his bunk in the
morning, shivering Just a bit from the
cold, a big dish of the smoking baked
beans is found on the table. Besides
the beans, there will be brown bread
such as cannot be constructed in any
other part of the world, some cold
cream of tartar biscuits, molasses and
dried apple sauce. Besides, there are
plenty of tea and coffee without milk,
but which is good enough to keep out
the cold until early in the afternoon,
when the Thanksgiving dinner is
It was not very many years ago that
woodsmen thought tt necessary to have
a haunch of venison or moose meat for
the holiday's principal meaL but that
time is past, and now it Is rabbit pie,
baked beans and old fashioned plnm
pudding.—New York World-
Filling a Want.
Blghead-My folks «aj that If I earn*
\ homo for Thanksgiving- ;theyTl i kffl the
fatted calf.
Miss Sbarpe— Tea; I suppose If jo*
don't igo z bom* ttasy * wont ***• ; tag.
fatted calf that*
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The Real National Blrd^J^p
Do you know that the bird of Thanks-;
giving day Is more of a national bird
I than the lordly eagle? The eagle Is to
be found a native of Europe and Asia.l
•s well as America* bat the turkey is I
: all our own. He was not known until I
a full century after • Columbus. , He
. was Qrst seeu in the Carolina*.: and r
when: specimens were carried over to
Europe they were hailed as "the most
beautiful present]made by the new
world to the old." It is a curious fact.
however, I that considerable I error pre-:
vailed as to the true source of the fowl.'
Dr. Samuel Johnson gravely defined
the turkey as a 'larger domestic fowl.
I supposed to be brought i rom Turkey." j
Europeans had peacocks,venison steaks
and I even canary birds' tongues, ' but i
what were any of these as * compared >
with the American turkey? • .
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I Thanksgiving Day |
TO the grand ; old pilgrim ■ father f:
William Bradford, governor of
the original New England colo
nies, belongs the honor of being
the first to proclaim in America a gen
era! thanksgiving day "which should be
a festival as well as a day of thanks
giving. The month of November, 1623,
had been a weary Tone to the bitterly. r
tried pilgrims. Their months of toil
and patient waiting for the ingathering
of the harvest seemed about ,to end la
the deepest disappointment The earth, ■
was parched, the whole land cried out
for rain, and the crops were being?''
ruined for lack of L, moisture. . It was
under these depressing conditions that
Pilgrim Father Bradford called together
the little band of settlers and set apart
a day to be devoted to fasting and
prayer that the glassy skies might be
come '„ cloud covered and the window*
Im~*. *«*«». i "*£***& to #v life to the
thlra* dsdng- flpM. "*
jr. It did not iooT'im™-—___._ .
of thanksgiving, and yet circumstances!
changed the day appointed: for fasting 1
and prayer to one of rejoicing, feasting
and thankfulness. The pilgrims were>
in the very act of praying f for rain
when rain came. It came in such
floods and it came so opportunely that >:
the - pilgrim fathers ; were ;• convinced ;
that Providence had smiled on the little
band of forlorn men, women and chil
dren who, driven from their own homes,;
had been forced to pitch : their tents on
the wild and inhospitable shores' of a
foreign land. :. ';"':) y\y ' ..;.,,>■
: William Bradford in his proclama- E
tion had called the : day a ; feast of
thanksgiving, and the best ; hunters ;in
the colony ; had been scouring the ad
jacent I woods for wild 'i turkeys and
other game to supply the wants of the* r
colonists and their guests. ;;Tho^
kitchens of ; the ; pilgrims were crude
arid rough, i but;: the 5 good dames did
their best, and the result was a repast p
satisfying and sumptuous enough for
the most exacting. x- The % menu con
sisted : of s roast ; turkey J dressed with
beechnuts, ; venison pasties such as
the pilgrim mothers knew so well howi
to ; make, savory meat s stews witM
dumplings of barley flour,- clam chow
der served "I in enormous bowls with
sea biscuits 7_ floating on ? the j, surface,
roasts of all kinds, broiled flsh, salads.
cakes arid ;J plum porridga Lastly,
1 there '4 was aH bountiful supply ot
oysters, \ the contribution of Massasoit
and ;■ his ninety warriors Ito the flrst
Thanksgiving bill of fare. The great-,
est dinner of the festival was given on
? Saturday, the last day of * the celebra
tion. History chronicles that It was
one of the loveliest days of the In
'"- dian summer, and so mild was the |
3 weather that 1 the good pilgrim dames
were able to set their tables in the I
open air, and in the primitive |
lln i the wildest - country, in a new and |
unexplored world, was celet»ratedtha |
brightest and most Joyous Thanksflr
. tog on record.; . \..•<-.. i:7s*&^M
The turkey is a bird among birds,
a dish among dishes and a dream,
a ninny dreams*

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