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THE SCRIBE'S THANKSGIVING.
ritten lor thl paper.
rITHIN the dlngry
A one-horse couo
A mournful scribe
passed to and
Behind bis back
in listless way
Ills Ink -stained
And as he paced,
The gloomy a!r he
"Alack a day
can It be
Thanksgiving's here again
And wnut a weight of woe It brings
Upon my tired brain;
Iload-over-hcels In debt, no caih
Kxpcnses to defray.
Grim creditors swarm in and e'en
The " devil " Is to pay.
" How can a stricken mortal lilt
A song of soulful praise?
How can a being i my 11 x
tliankf ul-voice upraiset
Ah. no, my harp is all unstrung.
My stomach's caving In; t
The puiso within my worn-out duds
Yawns hungrily for tin."
Iiewailing thus his cheerless lot
The scribo tramped up and down,
The while Thanksgiving's shades were fast
Descending on the town;
Hut ero daylight had taken Sight
Within the banctum door
Appeared a man unto the scribe
He ne'er had seen bafore.
With gracious air the stranger came,
A smile upon his face.
And ns before the scribe ho paused
He bowed with eay grace;
"Are ynu ilia editor?" ho asked,
"Of Slagtown's Daily Dump?
You are;" (here on tho desk he laid
Some coin all in a lump), ,
Well, sir, your she-it I chanced to see
l'p ut tho town hotel.
And in its pages much I found
That suited me full woil. -Now
send, I p'ray you, to my friends
Who in your town reside,
A copy each to ten or twelve
Who by jour views abide."
The scr.be expressed his thanks forthwith
In calm and stately way,
As though to him the order were
A tiling of every day;
He entertained his caller In
A maiiuor grave and learned.
The wh lo to clasp that glittering pile
His tiogors, fiercely burned.
Hettmes tho visitor withdrew,
Whereat the scr.be rejoiced.
And scooping 1n precious coin
lis feelings thug he voiced:
Ila ha, ho l: by all the powers.
We'll deck' tho festal board!"
And through tho pross-room door he thea
Unto the "devil" roared:
" What ho there, Chromo, hither, pray,
Don quickly cap and gown.
And ha-to tiiae to yon market man
On t'other side the town
And bid him send me in a trice
The cholcuat of his wares.
Of winch make certain that his nibs
A goodly store prepares !'
On winged feet then sped the boy
Upon the scribo' command.
Returning speedily again
A wealth of goods in hand;
Then cheek by jowl tho twain set to
Upon the viands rare,
While laugh and joke wont froely round
O'er such unwonted fare.
They feasted long and feasted well.
Not niurking tune's swift flight.
Nor pause ! until their empty skins
Were tilled exceeding t'ght;
Upon that strange Thanksgiving feast
Great wa tho havoo wrought,
Kro each within his lowly cot
The KOd somnolent sought.
A DOUBLE SACRIFICE.
Tho Romantic Story of a Memora
IWritten fur this paper. '
T WAS strange,
company that hud
gathered hero on this
night. Two heavy
paraffin lamps, hung
by cords to the
main support of tho
tent, shod a Bickly
yellow light over the
faces of tho dozen
there. They were,
for tho mo-st part.
grave, earnest faces,
with tho heavy lines
wrought by care,
hardship and suf
fering; but thero
were also two or
three younger ones, all nglow with the
hopo and ambit ion of youth and bright in
tho unqualified enjoynientof the hour.
A strange place and a strange hour,
Huroly, for o Thanks riviug dinner. Yctso
it was. These we:iry, battle-worn fellows
had found the time and the spirit to gather
together at tho stroke of midnight iu this
rump on the borders of the swamp and
carry out the project of a dinner that
should recall the memories nml associa
tions (if other Thanksgiving days, loug bo
fi.rv tlio outbreak of the fratricidal con
test that ha t sinoo emptied so many thou
sands of hearths.
It had beon a brave feast, too, Tho
skeletons of two great turkeys, the
pilos of sweet-potato rind and numerous
ii her remnants of good cheer tol l ot the
success met with by the foraging party
entrusted with the filling of tho board.
And now tho flasks had been passed
round, pipes lit, and the dusky atuaos
phere r.-.iig with tho chorussed songs of
homo, of lovo and of the camp that tho
revelers" husky throats sent forth.
At the renter of the board sat a man
who took tu further part in tho music
than to drum idly on tho table with his
lingers n lie pulTod steadily at th. long
ratio stem c his piK. Ho wore the uniform
t f a "jpt:iin of Horse, and, threadbare
and pat.-hed as it wus in places, it failed
to ronreal the outlines of a tlguro superb
in its tnn-Miive strength. The Captain's
gveat, solenln eyes, set deeply in a square
white forehead, rarely left the face of the
man opposite him, a young fellow barely
into tjis twenties. Tho solemnity of the
Captain's ga.o hiiiTht have been uttribu
tahlc to the .iut-t ihiit the boy had been
cr.ir.ving hr-avily- and was making no
-ffort to rof-rn the fact.-
He was i wot .. an, unhandsome youth,
thou.-h tlnj-.btforrn unci pale face with
itstn n liphnd'pntiful freckles seemed
iu keeping jv), tho nervous cast of the
'yes. v .
Louder w-;iM tho m'rth and mere unrf-straint-d
the;8i,,.. F.very man's heart was
ut hi hniiie. and vvn possessed of a feel
ing u f de ihunkfuliicss thu; a long march
was e.i.'e,, the army close at hand, and
peri. .1 i f rifiTiuratiye rent in pro port.
Ko tlio nn rrniTent grew and grew, nnd
care Pew farther out of sight with every
pulT oi tobacco smko.
" ll is true ns 1 live, by I" roared a big,
b!-orf l (how, climaxing witt a mighty
oalh tui miV-rtloto his m-ihber was in.
.'nod to ngttiil with koino Siiopticisui.
'fti o.!i. luid biri-.y csi-.;ed his lips when,
a h.irp, short Ins, a bullet tut
iUrtUj.i t'-t ca.iva of tho kul, aud t!i )
If 7 IK
T St fell
'"fry - ' ii - ,! m "' X " " "
A x- '- - - -
big trooper lay still and limp, with the smile
still upon his face.
Amid tho roar of the volley that fol
lowed, the voice of the Captaia rang like
a trumpet through the tent. "Boys, we
are ambushed!" ho cried, buckling his
sword-bolt and drawing the blade forth like
a flash; "the camp is twelve miles aown
the river, south. Let each man cut hi3
way through and escape as he may. Out
with you! and lot the hrst man who
reaches camp give the alarm."
Another cruel volley, but the tent was
nearly empty, and the bullets only slit the
canvas into strips. js.eep oy me
Charlie," admonished the Captain; and
the pale-faced boy, who had been fum
bling stupidly at his belt, leaped to his
side. Tho two passed out together.
It was a bitter struggle. Throat to
throat they fought; inch by inch they
pressed forwara or were swept back. Men
were jailing like autumn leaves, while
above them tho wind moaned and the
heavy green branches swayed. How many
of his men were down the Captain could
not see; but be pressed forward, keeping
the youth beside him. The boy fought like
a hero, but his strength was not equal to
"IT 13 TRUE AS I I.IVE."
his spirit, and twice the Captain felt the
deadly twiugo of a saber-thrust in defend
Ah 1 there was a neighing from the
bushes the Captain heard it, and, like an
infuriated demon, he dashed aside a hand
ful of the foe and in another instant he
was into the saddle of his own good gray
mare. "Leap, Charlie ! leap for your life,
man 1" he almost shrieked, as, clutching
the boy by the collar, he half-dragged him
across the horse's back behind him. Then
ho felt himself clutched convulsively
about the waist deep, deep sank the
rowells into tho animal's flanks, and the
gallant beast was careening down the
valley like a thunderbolt.
Only a few scattering shots came after
them as tho mare galloped on. Miles and
miles they sped, and by and by the Captain
felt himself growing Rick and faint. He
spoke to tho gallant beast and let the bridle
fall upon her neck. They stopped, and as
ho dismounted tho boy whose life he had
saved fell from tho saddle into his arms
helpless. Then tho two lost consciousness
at tho samo moment.
When the Captain camo to himself the
gray of tho morning was glimmering
through the trees the ending of this
awful Thanksgiving night. His charge
was lying prone upon his back, raving in
the delirium produced by tho wound.
Slowly, painfully, the Captain made his
way to a pool of muddy water, and fetch
ing some of it in his cap, sought to quench
tho lad's thirst. Then, while every bone
and fiber of his body ached with agony,
he sat dowu to watch him as his mother
1'atiently, very patiently he sat there and
listened to bis ravings, until he heard a
1-aints uttered that he knew well too well,
The boy was raving of his wife. "Virginia I
Virginia!" he called in impatient, petulant
accents, "why do you not speak to me I I
am here alone and wounded. Come to me
Virginia 1 Virginia!"
The Captain's teeth grated harshly to
gether, and something like a curse rushed
from Uis lips. His brow grew even paler
and his hands clutched at the grass at his
All at once ho started to his feet, forget
ful of wound and bodily pain. Yes, why
not end it all now!
Yes, why not go and leave this imp of
infidelity here to diet Ho, this puny young
liar who had won the woman that he loved
by going homo with a wounded arm and
telling her that her betrothed was dead.
lie, who had preyed upon her sympathies
and threatened to die by his own hand if
sho did not wed him; he, who had called
his mother into his service and procured
her tears as an aid to his cause until she,
his Virginia, tho light of his life, the joy of
his eyes, had yielded to the boy, and let
him havo his way rather than see him fill
suicide's gravo, knowing that he wero
brave, after a fashion, and would do as he
Thrice the Captain walked to where the
mare was browsing, and as often returned
to gazo at the raving boy. Presently he
folded his arms and lookod up at the break
Another picture came to him as he stood
there. Ho saw himself in a little roixh
at tho side of a graceful, grave-eyed worn-
an just one year ago this Thanksgiving
night. "Edgar, my lovo, my idol," she
was saying, "1 love you, yes how foolish
it would he for mo to deny it! I yielded.
Kdgar, I was faithless to you, my love,
But they told me you wero dead ?ie," and
her voice had growu harsh and cold "ft
pnr me your 1uia mesitaqr, and his mother
told me that to save both hor and his life
must wed him. Lie would not live with
out me, sho said, and she could not with
out him. So I murried him, Edgar, and
now you" with a sort of wail "you have
returned. Hut you must go soon, soon,
while I am strong. Ho knows all knows
that I lovo you; but you must promise not
to speak of this to him, and to protect him
for you know he is your father's son, and
almost your brother. Promise me, Kdgar,
promise mo by this kiss."
And ho had kissed her, and given hi
promise. And for a year he had kept it
But even as his battle was fought and
won the Captaiu remembered the duty,that
lay before him a duty that must be car
ried out at any hazard, that of awakening
tho army to a sense of the approaching
peril. He placed the boy on the crupper in
front of him, mounted, and rodo away.
He had no knowledge of his whereabouts
now, and his bodily pain was almost too
INTO THE !1(UT TUT CAPTAIN LIFTED THE HOT.
great for him to care. Ho could only trust
blindly to the instinct of the noble animal
that bore him. Ah, what torture it was!
Even tho slight exertion necessary to hold
the boy ia his place entailed incessant
And if only he would still that inces
sant cry: "Virginia! Virginia!" It was
worse than death to the man who was
compelled to l.sten.
Ia an hour they came to the river, and
on its brink tho bravo horse stumbled and
fell. Hhe could bear hor double burden
As by a miracle, a tiny skiff lay rock
ing ut the water's edge, it was a dainty
craft, cushioned and gaily painted, and
was, no doubt, the toy of some petted
damsel whoso family had long since fled
the in ii-hb .rhood. Into the boat the Cap
tain lilted the boy, ami It.uUel with him
out into the stream.
Tho cool, '.wwt air revived him. He al
most gamed cti.sriount.-
" K.U ar.'' hoinu : uriivd, I rokenly, "what
(Joes it uii mo;iu.i"
It means," said the Captain, bitterly, '
"that I have been ft fool once more, amd
saved your life again."
The boy's pale cneeic Hushed, ue was
quite conscious now. It all came back to
him the Thanksgiving dinner or the homeward-bound
seouting-party; the skirmish,
and those terrible wounds, the flight ah,
yes, and he had also a aim remembrance
of a cooling bandage placed on tus head
aye, and by the hand of the man whom he
had dealt a blow bitterer than death.
whose happiness on earth he had killed
with a lie.
"Edgar," he said, softly, ignoring mili
tary discipline in the intensity of the mo
ment, "you loved her, did you not?"
"Silence!" thundered the Captain,
" Breathe her name to me, and, by Heav
ens I brother of mine as you are, I will sink
this boat and end your life and mine.
Love her?" he added, fiercely, "aye, I love
her so well that it would be the sweetest
balm on earth for me to know that you
The wounded boy cowered back into the
stern-sheets, his face very white and wan
u the fast-breaking dawn. Then there was
silence between them, while the boat
drifted slowly down the stream towards
the sleeping army and to safety.
Slowly the Captain's great tired head
drooped, lower, lower, until it rested upon
his knees. Then he turned about and
stretched himself out upon the bottom of
the boat, his massive limbs across the
thwart. Unconsciously his head, with its
weight of damp curls, rested upon the
knees of his half-brother; and he slept so,
almost in the arms of the man he hated.
Onward, ever onward upon the placid
bosom of tho stream drifted the boat.
The boy sat there still, calm, watching
for the lights. Ah ! they twinkled through
the trees. The army wa3 close by. Their
peril was ended. Only a half-mile more
and then life freedom Virginia.
In the light of tho early morning the
smoke of the camp-fires was ascending in
eddying circles to the sky, all flushed
with the crimson of the rising sun. The
picture was fair. Hut the Captain nlept
His brother bent forward, stooped low,
and looked long and earnestly into the
brave, rugged face. Still lower he leaned
and kissed him on the forehead, once.
The tiny boat scarcely swayed with his
lightweight as he rose from his seat, re
moving his tunic as he did so and forming
it into a pillow for the unconscious head.
To it he pinned a leaf hastily torn from a
tiny memorandum book, on which be
scribbled two words: " For Virginia."
Slowly, majestically arose the sun, gild
ing the crests of the great pine trees upon
the bank, and turning the myriad ripples
upon the face of the water into limpid
hillocks of silver and gold. And the swal
lows that flitted from shore to shore clr
cled inquisitively about the white, still
face that rested for one brief moment upon
the surface and then sank silently down
out of sight.
And the Captain floated into the camp
asleep and alone, the morning after
Thanksgiving Day. Harold R. Vyskk.
Taffy the Lubricator Which Make Hnin-
Drum Life Endurable,
If there is friction, out with your oil
can. If there is a quarrel pour on oiL
Blessed are the peace-makers.
But the oil-can is for the rarer emer.
gencies. It is not every body that has the
gift of putting oil on just the spot that
grates ; and it is not every day that quar
rels occur which call for the oil -dan.
But blessed be taffy! It is wanted
every day and from every body. It is the
universal sweetness of social and domestic
Husband, have you come home and do
you find your wife tired and hot with the
day's work in chamber and kitchen? Give
her a little taffy. Say a seet thing to
her. Praise her for something. Tell her
how nice ho bread is, so much better than
the baker's; that the ketchup is the best
she ever made; that tho house looked so
sweet and restful when you came in; that
she has tho dearest children that ever
lived; and at your leisure, before she goes
to bed, tell her she is your own heart's
treasure. It will do her good; It will make
the smiles come. Sho may box your ears
when you say sweet, petting things, and
tell you are talking as vou would to the
cat; but she will like it just the same.
Wife, does your good man come home
weary and burdened, exhausted and no,
not cross, but undemonstrative and silent!
Go up to him with a sweet welcome. Say
something pretty to him. Men all love to
be appreciated and flattered. Give him
the sugar stick. Tell him some protty
thing some body said about him. Tell hita
how much you admire what he has done;
and when you can sit down alone with him
take his hand and pet him and tell him
you lovo him more than tongue can tell;
don't be afraid of overdoing it and using
comical little exaggerations. Ho may
know, and you may know that there is
taffy in it; but it is very nice taffy. Wo
all like It; we all like to be told we are
loved, and tho saying it makes it all the
truer. It is agreatndeal better to cultivate
one's love with warm expressions than to
blight it with frost. Pretty nothings!
Why, they are big realities, the stuff hap
piness feeds on. Give us more taffy.
Did j-ou ever see doves rub each other's
bills? What is a kiss? Taffy. What is
compliment! Taffy. What is politenessl
Taffy. The good Lord Himself praises His
loved ones with a well-done far beyond
their deserts. For quarrels gives us oil;
but give us taffy every day. all we de
serve, much more than wo deserve. Don't
be over-conscientious about it; let it be
full and abundant and very sweet; sweet
with smiles and love and laughter. Give
it to your father, your mother, your hus
band, your wife, your brother, sister,
child, friend. IIow your child loves itl
So do you. More, more taffy. N. Y. In
dependent. PECULIAR BOATS."
Description of the Craft Used
Tagw River In Portugal.
On a fine day, with a light breeze blow
ing, a floet of curiously-rigged fishing
boats may be seen trawling off the mouth
of the Tagus, the largest r.verin Portugal.
The sails are crowded in an extraordinary
way upon the single mast, with a large
lanteen-sail in the center of each boat,
while from six to eight smaller sails are
divided between the bowsprit and a Bpin
naker boom behind. Some of the sails ar
so small they resemble mere handker
chiefs, and some of the jibs are upside
down, with a point projected into the air
without any apparent support. These
boats, when trawling, do not go forward,
but have a remarkable way of sidling,
beam on, at the rate of two or three knots
At a distance, the Loats seem all of th
same form and rig, but a nearer view
snows that thero are two distinct kinds.
The muU-ta has a curved projecting prow
something like a ram, and furnished with
huge spikes, whilst tho Ixirco resembles an
ordinary English fishiner-boat, though of
heavier construction, snd painted with all
the colors of the rainbow. No new muletas
have been built for the last ten years.
Only about a dozen are in good sea-worthy
condition, and before long this unique
form of boat will probably have disap
peared entirely. Though extremely safe
and capital for fishing purposes, they ars
slow sailors, and therefore useless for car
rying cargo, whilst on account of their
dangerous prows and general unhandiness
they are also of no value for disembarking
goods from larger vessels. Of late the
traffic on the Tagus has greatly increased,
and the disembarkation of goods and sub
sequent water-carriage to different sea
coast villages has become a lucrative busi
ness, more so than fishing, unless under
favorable circumstances. Therefore bar
cos, which are very handy for disembark
ing and carrying careo, are gradually tak
ing the place of muletas. TrMram Ellis, in
Don't worry about the fvture. The lions
we see in the distance are very likely fet
tered and harmless. There is a proverb
to the effect that "the most disastrous
troubles are those which never come."
The burdens of to day are hard enough to
carry, without increasing their weight by
the burdens of to-morrow. "Sufficient
unto tho day is the evil thereof." United
Do xot be afraid of sorrow, nor ye, try
to cheat yourself into fancying it is a
blsed thing in itelf. It is the only way
to joy. It is boeause we want jcy that we
must accept sorrow lldwaxl U.irrett.
A Wiir.u weiifh .veighiug auchr.
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Porous window glass is the newest
thing in Paris. Xho minute) holes
serve to ventilate, but they do not ad
mit the wind so as to make it disagree
The mule has qualities which en
title him to respect. A mule and a
man in Georgia made a crop of cotton
which packed into seventeen bales,
averaging five hunefcred pounds each,
besides making enoogh corn, fodder,
hay and peas to feed the mule another
A Nebraska man has organized a
band consisting of a concertina, a tri
angle, two drums, a pair of cymbals
and a mouth organ. He plays the en
tire combination himself, and would
make a mighty showy organization if
he could only afford to hire a drum
There tire on exhibition in the
rooms of the State mining bureau at
San Francisco four "desiccated human
bodies" that were found by Signor S.
Marghieri in a sealed cavern at an
elevation of 4,000 feet on the eastern
side of the Sierra Madre mountains in
"You'd be surprised," says a New
York safe manufacturer, "at the
number of 6hain pasteboard safes in
New York and they're made so well
that any ordinary person would be de
ceived. They have a businesslike ap
pearance and give an office a thrifty
look, all for $5 or $6 whereas the real
article would cost something like flOO.
Joe Patrick, of Delevan, Wis.,
married his mother-in-law, Mrs. Cas
perwich, the other day, and brought
about a very complex state of things.
He thus becomes stepfather to his
former wife. He was formerly the
son of his present wife; being the son,
he becomes the brother of the old
lady's daughter (his former wife) and
also a father-in-law to himself.
Thomas Cruse, the millionaire
stockman of Montana, proposes to
rent ewes at fifty cents each per year
for a term of years, the lessees to re
turn the same number of ewes at the
end of the term; the ewes to be taken
as they run in the flock when leased
and when returned. The lessees have
all the wool and bear the losses. Mr.
Cruse, estimating the 6heep at $2.50
per head, receives twenty per cent, on
A negro entered an Americus (Ga.)
restaurant and laying down a dollar
6aid: "Give me a square meal and no
change." The proprietor hustled
around to oblige so good a customer,
but soon sickened of the bargain. The
hungry man ate thirty-two links ol
sausage, thirteen biscuits, half a dozen
slices of fresh pork and two fried
mullets. He remarked as he left the
restaurant: "I have been suffering
from dyspepsia and my appetite isn't
A pair of carrier pigeons but thret
months old, and- entirely untrained
were spl'l vy a man in New Haven to
a citizen of Boston, who carried them
home with him. A month afterward
they appeared at their old home in
New Haven, and were shortly fol
lowed by a postal card from Boston
saying that they were missing. The
Question is vet to be answered: How
did these younsr and untrained
know the way from Boston to
Haven, a distance of 145 miles?
The following is from a Grass
Lake, Mich., daily: "Last Monday
morning, while a small knot of men
were talking together at the Central
Depot in Jackson, the peep of a chicken
was distinctly heard. Thereupon one
of the number opened his vest, and in
an inner pocket was revealed a chicken
just hatched and still partly in its
shell. He reported that he had carried
an egg for twenty-one days on a ten
dollar wager that it would hatch from
the natural warmth of his body.
Trained fleas are exhibited from
time to time. Whether trained or un
trained, they are extremely interest
ins; insects simply from an athletic
point of view. A healthy flea will
cover two hundred times its own
length at one jump. They are plucky
fighters, and will stand on their hind
legs and strike at one another until they
lose legs, antennas and life. A single
flea has been known to draw a silver
cannon twenty-four times its own
weight, and to show no fear at the dis
charge of gunpowder from the cannon
In the town of Sutro, Nev., there
is a silver mine the main gangway of
which runs from that place to Vir
ginia City, four miles distant. Fre
quently this "tunnel route," as it is
called, is used by Sutro parties desir
ing to go to Virginia City theaters.
The parties enter the tunnel almost at
their own door, clamber into a car
drawn by several mules and are
carried the full length of the tunnel in
a comparatively short space of time
Once there they are hoisted up a shaft
1,640 feet deep, issuing within a few
minutes' walk of the Virginia Opera
House. The route is cool in cummer
and warm in winter. The cars are so
clean that the best of dresses can be
worn without disastrous result.
HABITS AND LONGEVITY.
Researches Bearing on the Prolongation
of Human Life.
The information which the blanks
give on the subject of habits coincides
with the opinion of most people,
formed from observation, that Ion
gevity without regularity of habits is
rare. Those old people, men and
women alike, are put down as early
risers and retirers, almost without ex
ception, and fully nineteen out of
twenty have observed this custom
throughout life, except perhaps at
some short period in youth. Meals-
havf been eaten regularly, three each
day, with dinner at noon, the excep
tions being so rare as to indicate noth
ing. Exercise in most cases has been
bard work up to sixty-five or seventy.
and after that period has consisted
(when the regular occupation has
been given up) of walking, gardening.
or both. Except in cases of sickness
these old people are as a rule as active
and as fond of constant occupation of
some sort to-day as most men and
women are at thirty-five.
One of the most significant facts
gathered ia this canvass is that re
garding occupations. Out of 1,000
men, throughout life, 461 have been
farmers; 92 have been carpenters; 70,
merchants; 61, mariners; 49, laborers;
42, shoemakers; 41, manufacturers; 23,
clergymen; 23, masons; 16, black
smiths; 16, bankers; 12 each, iron
workers, mill-hands, physicians and
lawyers; and the balance are divided
among nearly all the other trades and
professions. The li3t includes only
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