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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912.
THE ARGUS. Published Dally at 164 Second ue. Rock Island. 111. (Entered at tha , oetomce at coad-ciasa matter. k blml liaWt the ImmKM BY THE J. W. POTTER CO. TERMS Tan end per wttt by ear ner. In Rock la toad. Complaints of delivery service should b mado to tha circulation department, which should also ba notified In every Instance where It Is desired to have Paper discontinued, as carriers have no authority in tba premises. All communications of arrumsntsOve character, political, or religious, must have real narae attached for publica tion. No suck articles vffl be piicted ver fictitious ais-eatnrea. Telephones In all departments: Cen tral Union. West US, 114 and 1141; Onion Electric, I14S. Saturday, November 23, 1912. This Is the time o' year when the "strictly fresh egg" Is a lie. Borne connotation. If turkeys are higher we can fail back on duck. The way to get right with the peo ple Is not found In trying to fool them. Great Britain Is going to favor us by sending over spring rice, while we will reciprocate by shipping back a few cargoes of winter wheat. Thla is the time of the year when big pumpkins, big pota'oes. big corn yields and corn husking feats come In for their share of publicity. And now Russia and China threat en to to war. After mastering the tames of Turkish battlefields we may be prepared for al.noHt anything. The neotile are not Inclined to look with favor upon any municipal com- j mlsploner who undertakes to use the pooplo to put another commissioner in a hole. Thanksgiving is coming, but while one per cent of the population is think ing about the thanking part, tne other Wit per cent ar merely worrying about the dlnuer. If that Milwaukee Judge was shocked to learn that the reporters got ad vance information in the John Schrank case we wonder where he has been living all thesH years. That is what reporters are for. The kerosene-gasoline fire starter, the unloaded gun, delayed explosion, stray dynamite caps, railroad cross ings and the careless hunter are claiming enough victims to make the nation careful, but the slaughter con tinues. People will persist In doing these things in spite of the terrible consequences. Accidents from these rauses are so numerous that papers no longer mention any occurring out side of their immediate territory, be cause of the monotony. A change of date line and names is all that dis tinguishes one story of Its kind from the other. THb SIIIKIINU OF ItKSPOSI Neither the principle of the referen dum nor the competency of the people to pass upon questions of public pol icy, is Involved in the opposition to the shifting disposition of the munic ipal commission relative to the proper conduct of the waterworks plant In deed, it is exceedingly doubtful If tbe people after curclul reflection of the suhjoct would care to have passed to their shoulders a matter of detail with the responsibility for which they bave entrusted to a commission. The people are not so easily fooled as some of the present Rock Island commis sioners seem to think. They do not Cull for peanut politics-as a rule, and should they reject the proposition in the event of the plan to . put it to ihern being persisted in, their act would tie more of a vote of lack of confidence ,o the commission and of disgust xrith Its lameness, than an evidence of ln iil0!sition to approve of the best nian igemenof the waterworks system ob .alnabie. The average citizen of Rock Island s proud of the waterworks system htch the city now possesses, and is lealous of lis reputation as the com munity's most valuable asset. The peo ple are not stingy with the proper ase of public property. They want .0 see the best possible uses made of t with the resultant greatest benefit ind advantage to the greatest number. 1 hey have never protested against the . expenditure of money in large sums 1 o insure the most modern safeguard - 4 a pure water supply and there would , aave been no murmur had the commis sion gone ahead In a business-like ' xunner and provided for the proper icgtnecring and scientific supervision it the plant What the people despise most is irlckery and cowardice. They hate the weakling in public office, the man ho is afraid to do his duty, who shirks responsibility and shrinks from it lest ; lose his job. The people have only sontempt for such a pubile official, : 10 matter In what capacity he serves. ' They think more of the public servant kno make honest mistakes than they . flo of the official who plays to th gal leries and acts the role of a dema gogue to fool the people. The average citizen of Rock Island kho upon reflection realizes that a . commissioner Is trying to shoulder , ni:n him the responsibility for some- . thing that he has voted for that com r.Usloner to dUpoae of, doee not care rery much about availing himself of th opportunity to pass Judgment upon the proposition. He has hired some- cne else to do It and If that someone else has not the nerve or the cor.fi- dence in himself to do it, the citizen forms a small opinion of him. There may be a great many Questions which properly ought to go to the people for sanction or disapproval both in the Initiative and the referen dum, but the people do not expect to be bothered with every petty detail as to whether there should be a super intendent of waterworks, and what should be paid him, etc. They realize that if they countenance such proceed ings, the next thing they will be asked to say whether there shall be a clSt of police, a chief of fire department. a health officer, or other subordinate officer, for the existence of which a commission or council is alone capable of Judging. 8o that all things considered, apart from the doubtful legality of the com mission's proposition, to put the water works superintendence up to the people at a special election and thus cloud another issue before the people, it is a question whe'ber the people would care to vote on the subject at alL The best return the municipal com' mission of Rock Island can giv to the people for the confidence they have reposed in the members by elect ing them, is to show to the people that they have sufficient confidence in them selves to assume the responsibility for doing their duty. THE CONVICT'S FAMILiT. Maude Ballington Booth interrupts the discussion of prison reforms for the amelioration of the lot of the of fender against the law with a perti nent plea for consideration of the prisoner's family, who suffer unde servedly when the law takes their breadwinner away. Society does not perform its full duty when, whether in self-protection or with an altruistic purpose of correcting and reforming the offender, it takes an individual and locks him up, and does not concern itself in any official manner with the fate of those who have been depend ent on him. The suffering of the in nocent for the offenses of others can not be prevented absolutely, but the reformers of the penal system should uot 'snore this plea for justice, Instead of studying plans for the introduction of baseball and similar sports as a divertlsement in the mo notony of prison life and as a means for supplying the necessary physical exercise, during the term under lock and key, the experts in penology might better devote their time to de vising means by which th common sentence of the law "at hard labor' may be carried out and the prisoner taught that it is a duty under the law for a man to earn an honest living. The most important prison problem of today is that of the employment of the prisoners. The mental, moral and physical welfare of the men re quires that they be kept busy; the discipline of the institution demands It; the growing expense of maintain ing jails and prisons is a constant re minder that the prison population should be made to earn its salt; the plea of the convict's family asks that the earning power of the husband or father shall be turned in the right direction by the state. THOSE NEW YORK CONVICTIONS. Following a masterly charge to the Jury by Justice Goff in New York courts the four Gotham gunmen on trial for the cold blooded murder of Herman Rosenthal were found guilty of murder in the first degree. After being out only 27 minutes the Jury unanimously agreed that the defend ants were guilty. This verdict, based upon evidence which has astounded the people of the entire nation evidence which was apparently corroborated beyond a rea sonable doubt is a triumph for Jus tice in the nation's greatest city. That any city could become so hon eycombed with the accompanying evils of public gambling as was New York is a disgrace in these days of modern progress. The horrible story of whole sale graft and barbarous slaughter proves most emphatically to what un speakable etremes officially-protect ed vice can be carried. There was fear among the people when these astounding revelations were made that a city in such a de plorable criminal condition would be unable to obtain justice in the courts Revelations about "Jury-fixers" in some other communities created alarm that justice would be bound and gagged in Gotham. Quite the reverse seems to be true After a determined prosecution and without the usual vexations and un necessary court delays. Police Lieuten ant Becker was convicted. He now awaits electrocution in Sing Sing. His conviction has been followed by con viction of the desperadoes who "dis posed" of those who Interferred with the system of graft. This kind of swift and accurate Jus tice will mean much to New York, not only in saving victims from the guns of hired murderers, but in sav ing thousands of helpless and inno cent victims of "protected" vice. Modern municipalities must consld er the ramifications of those vices. They affect not only those who gamble and murder, who mock the law, but af fect all municipalities which in turn directly affect our national life. The cleaning up of modern munici palities is one of the most Important problems before the American people today. The lessons of these New York cases should not be lost to the people of cities everywhere. MOTHER U A LAST APPEAL Mrs. Falconet Asks for Reduction In Ball of Luclle Cameron. Chicago, Nov. 23. A final appeal for the release of Luclle Cameron, former sweetheart of "Jack" Johnson, 4& PMElMEtelSI! ( n S While the same spirit still prevails among all Americans that we should celebrate Thanksgiving day, the meth ods of doing so vary according to whether we live in the city, town or country. We can be Just as thankful in one place as another, but customs in var ious places give expression to it in different forms of celebration. In the country and small town, families and relatives gather in the home, and the main feature of the day centers around the Thanksgiving table. In cities there are church services. theatres, matinees and football games, which either separate the family gath- erlng for this mid-day Thanksgivinl dinner, or It is planned for the even ing, 6 or 6 o'clock. The latter seems to be much the better arrangement and leaves the day free for outside pleasure. The housekeeper should also be free to enjoy at least some of the pleasures with her family and not spend the entire day in cooking or preparation of the Thanksgiving din ner. Plan everything far enough in ad vance and have all the co-operation of other members of the family that is possible. If the children are to have the spirit of true thankfulness it will never have a better opportun ity to manifest Itself than In help ing mother in getting ready for Thanksgiving day, from the preparing and cooking tne dinner to setting the table; Monday we will give some suggestions for setting the table. TIlAXKSGIvnfO BTEXTJ. Grape-fruit Cocktail. Roasted Turkey. Giblet Sauce. Cranberry Jelly. Celery. Green Tomato Pickles. Potato Puff. Boiled Onions. Orange Lettuce Salad. Pumpkin Pie. Apples. Grapes. Coffee. Time One Hour. Preparation Take the above menu and with pencil and paper write out the grocery order no later than Tues day, then prepare everything for tne HUMANITARIAN WARS (Kansas City Star.) I It is noteworthy that four of the last 6lx important wars have been fought for humanitarian ends. The Boer war and the Russo-Japanese con flict may be set down as really com mercial events. To be sure, England intervened to secure the rights of its subjects in Boer territory. But the gold mines of South Africa were re sponsible at bottom for the appeal to arms. In Asia, Japan fought Russia to block a great land grab. But the Russo-Turklsh war, the Greco-Turkish, the Spanish-American and the Balkan-Turkish, were all un dertaken because of the human ap peal. The Bulgarian massacres that brought on the war of liberation in the late '70s would have been ac cepted as not unusual in the middle ages. In the 19th century they shock er the civilized world and led to the descent ty Russia with selfish mo tives, perhaps, but still with the im mediate purpose- of freeing fellow Slavs from an Intolerable despotism. Massacres of Christians in Crete were responsible for the Greek up rising against Turkey in 1897. While the Turks won an easy victory, they lost the island for which they had fought The atrocities in Cuba caused Amer ican intervention in 1898, and the wretched oppression by the Turks in Macedonia led to the coalition of the made by the girl's mother, Mrs. F. Cameron-Falconet, yesterday before Federal Judge Carpenter. The court ordered that the girl be brought into Court Monday morning. At that time Miss Cameron is to make a motion be fore the court for a reduction of bail from 125,000 to $1,000. This bond, it is said, is to be signed by the girl's mother. THE COUNTRY BANKER. His Standing In and His Grip Upon His Own Community. The first public convenience a new commodity wants is a bank. Ofttimes It comes before the church or news paper; but, as a rule, it follows both. It Is hard to beat the editor and tbe preacher. If the Influence exercised by the bankers of our great cities constitutes a menace to the public welfare, what shall we say of tbe grip that tbe little bank holds on its community? Tbe so called "country banker" to succeed must be eminent for all tbe qualities that make np a truly good man. Usu ally be la a church member and often a Sunday school teacher. He Is con sulted by politicians regarding the local government and the candidate who has his approbation Is envied, for be 1 usually the winner. To the country banker are confided tbe trouble, do mestic as well as financial, of all who have access to blm. And everybody aeeka to bare access. Jne banker la first to subscribe t 6ftcheniark above dinner possible on Wednesday. The grape-fruit can be separated and covered in a bowl In the refrig erator; the turkey roasted and re heated, it is just as good, and in a covered roaster, many think even bet ter. Make cranberry Jelly, wash cel ery and lettuce and wrap in a cloth or put in a pail in a cool place; peeL cook and mash potatoes, ready the next day to add hot milk, butter and salt and one or two eggs, well beat en. Turn Into a buttered baking pan and bake In a quick oven 20 minutes or until light and brown. . Peel the oranges for. salad, ready for slicing. Make the pumpkin pie, the pastry hav ing been made the day previous. Use the canned pumpkin, as it is just as good as the fresh and is lm proved by what is called "ripening. With the apples shining and grapes washed and dried, there 1b little to do at the last but set the table and as semble the dinner, which will taste all the better for mother not spending most of the day cooking It, when it is your pleasure and hers to be thank ful together. riiHPKii rrE. Material Canned pumpkin, one pint; milk, one quart; eggs, two sugar, three-quarter cup; salt, one teaspoonful; cinnamon, one teaspoon ful; ginger, one-half teaspoonful cloves, one-quarter teaspoonful. Utensils Rolling pin, pastry board, flour sifter, sharp knife, colander, egg beater, stew pan, measuring cup measuring spoon, pie pans. To the pint- of pumpkin, add the given ingredients, beating the eggs well. Two or three tablespoonfuls of cream are a great addition. Make plain pastry, fill with the pumpkin mixture and bake In a moderate oven until done, about 46 minutes. Perforated pie pans are the best for all pies, as they prevent a soft bot tom crust. SEASONABZ.SJ FRUITS AJTO VEGETA BLES. Fruits Cranberries, apples (Oregon, greenings, baldwina and kings), grape fruit, grapes (Malagas, Tokay and English hot house), lemons, oranges, pears. Vegetables Beets, cabbage, white and red, cauliflower, celery, horse radish, lettuce, leeks, onions, parsley, parsnips, red and green peppers, po tatoes, white and sweet, salsify, squash, turnips. Extras Artichokes, pomegranates, wax beans, brussels sprouts, cucum bers, endive, mushrooms, radishes. spinach, tomatoes. ' Balkan States against the sultan. These last mentioned wars have an interesting similarity. Spain promis ed all the reforms in Cuba that the United States demanded. But the American people had lost faith in the Spanish promises. ' The immediate cause of the war in the Balkan pen insula was the lack of confidence of the federated states in the Turkish pledges of better government. For 15 years the Turks have been making promises about Macedonia. As far .back as 1899 the Macedonian committee was appealing to the pow ers to give Macedonia self-government under a Bulgarian governor general. Four years later Austria and Russia drew up a reform plan providing for an inspector general to supervise the program. No progress resulted, there were repeated effort to bolster up the scheme without success, and finally the Balkan states, unable to withstand further the appeals of their fellow countrymen under Turkish ruj", took matters Into their own handsT1 Tur key promised to make the reforms. They Insisted on international control to see that the reforms actually were carried, out. Turkey refused and war followed. Civilization makes certain demands. It requires certain standards of hu manity and decency. Nations are still ready to go to war to enforce these decrees of an enlightened public opin- I ion every good cause. He Is the com raunlty's adviser ns to Investments and the arbitrator of. Its business contro versles. His word is h good as bis bond, and to bis credit It must be added that with rare exceptions. It deserves to be. He asks few favors, and these are always granted. He la tbe center of tbe social life of bis vi cinity. His voice Is that of authority. He Is loved. respected. admired and feared. Tbe banker is a man of in tegrity. The slightest cloud on him or on his bank will settle tbem both. In this matter be stands with tbe preach er. So. from selfish considerations. If from no other, tbe banker must be de serving of the trust reposed In him by his fellow citizens. Who wouldn't be tbe country bank er? Leslie's. The Danger. A lawyer while conducting his case cited the authority of a doctor of law yet alive. , "My learned friend." interrupted tbe jndsre. "you should never go upon the authority of any save that of the dead The living may change their minds." Noa LoLsirs. Cause and Effect. "Mrs. Smytbe has a beantiful new plnme for her hat" T thought so. I just met her bos- hand." "Did he tell yon about it?" "No. but he looked as if be bad just been plucked." Houston Post . Humor and Philosophy 9r nvjrcji M. Msrm JUST GLADNESS. OH, gladness Is a splendid thine For bards to write about When they are very sorely pressed And subjects have run outl Their souls may not be soaked in Joy To match the gentle strain. And they may have a grouch so large That It would block a train. But still they write of cheerfulness As though It were a part Of their existence and It gushed In torrents from their heart. They put aside their aching tooth. The bill they cannot pay. The rent that's always overdue. And then they work away. Great gobs of gladness Is their theme, The first that cornea to hand. They tell the people they should use This one and only brand. But do they use a bit themselves I mean outside their rime With which to make a brighter world? I fear they haven't time. O gladsome glsdnees. you're the goods For use In dally life. Far better than the grim old grouch Which leads to csre and strife! And lstbe poet does not feel The Impulse ot his song You'll find that the advice la good Enough to take along. The Growing West. "It takes a good man to be a cowboy now," said One Eyed Jake, cutting off a chunk of plug tobacco as large as a paving brick and ramming it into one corner of his mouth, reserving the oth er corner for conversation. "Have to know all about how to ride a pony, I suppose." said the unso phisticated newcomer, who wished to leave the Impression that ha knew all about It "Ride a pony, nothing. He doesn't have to know bow to curry one. If ho can't fix anything about an automo bile with his bare hands he migfct as well look for another job." Expensive Tastes. "Are you fond of flowers 7 "I Just love them." "What are your favorites?" "Those that are out of season." Scared. "Do you believe that women should have anything to do with politics?" "I certainly do.' I "You do?" 1 "She certainly should have both voice and vote." "Well, maybe the vote's all right, but I hope you don't want her to have any more voice than she has now, do you?" ' In the Cycle. "He is so far behind the times that he will never catch up." "There is some advantage to that" "What is it?" "His jokes are so old that they sound like new." Mostly. 1 "A woman can't throw a thing straight to save her life." "Oh, yes. There's one thing she can throw straight" "What Is it?' "A cutting remark." They Dare Anything. Some men are cowards through and through. Unworthy of the name. But when we see the styles we know That milliners are game. PERT PARAGRAPHS. We could stand for our continued bad luck if it were not so monotonous. We constitutionally bate monotony. Because a girl is afraid of a mouse Is no sign that she can bear a cat We do some things because we want to do them, other things because oth er people try to persuade us not to do them. A contrary man Is one who won't listen to the good advice we pour out for his benefit i When a man gets the better of us we are Inclined to believe all tbe mean things we ever beard about him. Tell the truth, whom you tell It but be careful to There's a heap of fnn In this world, and Jim Brown says he doesn't Intend to miss any of it even If he has to knock off work occasionally. i There is no use in fretting, but some folks do it just for amusement Be happy while yon may. Soon your wife will present you with a box of Christmas cigars just like the kind her brother smokes. A woman can make tbe ordinary man into a pretty respecta ble citizen, but by the time sbe finishes the job ha la about ready to die. All Wrong. New Curate Tour husband is a con- ,ir. Incaltri fa ha m,f Mrs. Rlllyns -Confirmed, sir? No. sir; he ain't Church of England. New Curate-1 , . . i"- vt, meaa is be a permanent lnva-in? Mrs. IT,,," n r...- . rw.t, aUlllj us- rruiaueui av. ays he can t last a luouiu- i.ouuuu Telegraph. Ttie Argus A Wild Man By P. A. Mitchel. Copyrighted. 1911. By Associated Literary Bureau. Enoch Cory was a wild sort of a man simply because he had never been tam ed, though heredity bad something to do with it His parents were pioneers In the far west, who, as fast as the country filled up, moved on farther Into the wilderness. Finally tbeywere killed by Indians and their bouse re duced to ashes. Enoch, then a little boy, was carried off by the redskins, with whom he lived till he was old enough to know that he was of a dif ferent race, when he Joined a wagon train, then turned buffalo hunter,, and, after floating about till he became a man, following Ins tin eta derived from his father, settled in a region far from any abode. There he built his cabin and supplied bis wants by hunting. The country was filling up as it had been in the days of his parents, but Enoch, Instead of moving on as they nad done, pursued a different course. Whenever settlers squatted within a distance of ten or a dozen miles from a e a WOMAN APPEARED AT TOT DOOB O HIS CABIN. him be showed by his manner that the newcomers were unwelcome, and tbe matter always ended by their moving on Instead of Enoch. One day In December It occurred to Cory that his larder, .so far as meat was concerned, was getting low and he bad better shoot something. He preferred that his meat should bang for awhile after being killed that it might lose its toughness. Christmas was coming on, but this was not a consideration in his case, because be knew nothing about tbe day or wbat It was Intended to celebrate, for during that period when one takes a direct In terest in Christians be bad been living with Indians. Nevertheless it hap pened that on the coming 25th of De cember be would need meat Taking his rifle and bis other para phernalia, he started forth In search of deer. He found none, but got a fine wild turkey. Slinging it over his shoulder, he started back to his cabin, taking a different route from the one by which he bad come. Passing from a thicket he came upon a natural opening, and In the space was a domi cile, part adobe or dried clay, part log and part board. The chimney, built of stone and mud. was not much higher than his head. There were a couple of windows In the shanty. In each of which a single glass bud been put without a sash, lu lieu of a door three planks bnd been nailed together. Enoch scowled. He had not long be fore made It hot for a family who bad settled in the neighborhood, sud they hud left for other parts. He bnd seen a father and a mother dragging half a dozen, children from quarters that they hnd made comparatively comfort able, tbe woman burling maledictions at their dlsturler as she plodded on, and he had not liked It He was not a had mnn at heart be was simply a wild mnn. And now tbe necessity as he regarded it for turning o'ut another family troubled him. He went to the door of the bnt pull ed it open and looked In. There were conl on the hearth, which glowed brightly and threw out a comfortable warmth. Though everything was rough and nncoiitb. there was cleanli ness. Enoch could not but contrast it with his own dirty cabin. But what especially attracted his attention was twigs of evergreen bound together In ropes and hung In festoons from the celling or, rather, the roof. He had never seen Christmas decorations and did not know what they were for. In one corner nn evergreen tree four or Ave feet high had been propped np on a bit of board. What In the world did the occupants want witb so much evergreen? Did they think that the tree would rreserve its freshness sot up on a board end without roots? Suddenly Enoch started. Wbat was that? It was like a sound from a hu man being. Going to a bunk before which a caliro apron hnd been bung, be moved tbe apron aside, and there lay two little children asleep In each other's arms. The sight awakened the first spark of gentleness In Enochs breast No man Is good who can look upon a sleeping child and not be moved to tenderness, and no man la irretriev ably bad who at such a sight feels softened. Enoch stood for awhile looking down at the children, their rosy cheeks con trasting with their fair, tumbled locks, and saw something, felt something. j had never experienced before. Tb,e turning PS, lno;et out of their nest In the dead of wlntF : eemed horrible to him. He turned away at last and went on t t .o bis cabin. What bad come In there aiuea he had jxooa uit It, WSA. the) Daily Story spirit of loneliness, though beid not know it It had been born with the sight of two sleeping children, had come home with him and bad slipped in before him. He threw the turkey down and. sinking Into a chair he had made out of a barrel, gave himself up to a reverie upon what he had encoun tered. The next day Enoch met with an ad ditional surprise. Going to the newly constructed cabin at tbe same hour as before he found the children again slumbering and no one with them. He inferred that whoever bad them in charge put them to sleep at this hour and went out on some duty. But the surprise Enoch met with was that the evergreen tree in the corner bad bios- J omed with all sorts of gewgaws. At least thla was his first impression. The occupants of the cabin must bave bad in their effects or bad obtained some of those baubles that are used for the decoration of Christmas trees. Enoch's curiosity was excited. What did it mean? He exercised bis faculties for an explanation, bat none came. A little band lay open, and some thing Impelled Enoch to place bis huge finger In the pair Tbe tiny fingers closed upon it b .Ring to the wild man a sensation be had never felt be fore. Somehow be couldn't repress a smile, and yet be didn't kuow what he was smiling at It was rather In his heart than on his Hps. He left bis fin ger in tbe waxen clasp till, fancying be heard a twig crack without be sud denly withdrew It lest be should be caught displaying a weakness. He was mistaken as to some one coming, but he did not care to meet the occupant Just then, for he had not yet entirely let go of his habit or driv ing every one away from blm and did not wish to meet the settler while in an uncertain condition. Returning to bis cabin be again gave himself up to thought about the strangers, but nla finger was still wrapped in the tiny hand of the child, and be could not get rid ot it Suddenly a face a woman's face appeared at the door of his cabin. It was an ordinary countenance; but to Enoch in bis new departure it appear ed very comely. At any rate, it was young and there was a fearlessness about it that impressed the wild man. "Stranger," sbe said. "Christmas is coming, and though I've been out ev ery day trying to shoot a deer, 1 haven't been able to do so. 1 haven't 1 got even a bear. I don't know wbat I'm going to do for a Christmas din ner. Tbe children don't need meat and I can get on without it but I've never in my life beu without a good dinner on Christmas. In fact I've nev er been without a turkey, and I don't like to begin now." Enoch looked and listened while a struggle between the habit of his life and a new birth within blm were struggling for mastery. Then be turn ed and pointed to the turkey hanging from a peg on the wall. "Would that do y'?" be asked. "Well. I should think It would. But if 1 should take it what would you doV" "I don't need a dinner on Christmas. 1 wouldn't miss not having one. for I don't know anything abont Christmas." "Don't know about Christmas: Well. I declare! 1 tell you whut you do. I'll cook your turkey for you. and you come and eat your Christmas dinner with us." "Are you the person who has settled near here with tbe two children?" "Yes." "How did you cOuie to do It?" "1 married a uitin with a restless spirit He kept me moving away from other people as long as he lived, and when he died left me with nothing. 1 squatted as best I could down there and am waiting for something to turn np." It required some time for Enoch to digest this brief statement and when he bad done so he took down the tur key and bunded it to tbe woman. It represented what was Intended by Lord Com wall is when be bunded his sword to Washington at Yorktown. "Will you eat It with us tomorrow?" sbe asked. "Yes: I will." Christmas at noon Cory went to the widow's cabin and found ber neatly dressed, the children In clean pinafores aud their hnlr carefully combed and curled Me knew nothing of Christ mns gifts, but he had whittled out a couple of toys for the children which they received with sparkling eyes. The turkey was swinging on an extempo rized spit before the tire, and other viands were being prepared. TliMt was a day of regeneration to Eimh ! ' ory. Instead of requiring the fa ml; lo move on. he set himself to work to build a new cabin for them, aud when he hud finished it and they bnd moved in he mustered np courage to ask the widow If be might not move in. too. as hr husband. She consent ed, and thnt wns the end of the mov ing that had been the curse of two families, an end accomplished on Cbristmns dny. Nov. 23 in American History. 1S04 Franklin Pierce, fourteenth pres ident of tbe United Stttes. born: died WX 1814 Elbrldge Gerry, statesman, died in Washington ; born 1711. 1810 Charlotte Cnshman. fnmout tra gedlenue, born; died 170. 1901-David A. De Armond, one of the oldest and best known Democratic memtiers of congress, died at But ler. Mo.: horn 14 J. "Ton Photill hav sec Iw change, color." "With rage or rouge?' Boston Transcript