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ii.'VL'.J, -vvlcht 1309, by American Press Asso Ctl"x ' elation. 1 TnE way It began Hannah wm c.,.ss Unit day. , For one tlilus. sin' bud a big Thanksgiving baking to do lu on old fashioned boiise where plos nnd cakes were uiudo by (lie quantity. Then, while she wn out of the kitch en a minute. Margery lu a frolic with I pnss hud upset the churn with ItH loi)d 0f f in all over the snow white flour. That made plenty of extra work, hut (he crowning disaster, was lo rind when she went to Hie pantry for the .nns she Intended lo bake Unit U bot di. of brandy that she Jind kept lust summer t'i Imthe her rtiilile. which she lind sprained In falling .down tho cel liir kiii Us. hud beeu upset. It siuid fur out of 1be wiiy on the top shelf, but unfortunately the dish, of bonus wan directly udder Jt, nnd the liivuuly hud dripped over them, soak ing them so thoroughly thut It whs uot possible to use theui. But the worst wns yet to come. On finding the beans ruined she simply emptied them Into the pull whirl) stood t the kitchen door und, washing her bands, set to work to knead her big pan of puffy bread dough. Now, the kitchen door opcued Into a woodshed, and the ash pall, with the beans oil top, was supposed to be safe enough, hut unfortunately ou this spe cial afternoon tho outside door was ajar. Ike heiins bud not been there long before the turkeys came around to be fed, as usual, and one of them, of a prying disposition, noticed the open door nnd. probably remembering the good things that caine out of the door, quietly bopped on to the step and walk ed In. Nothing to be seen but piles of wood for the season, now getting severe, and -yes-a pall with something In It. "All. that looks good! I'll try It," thought the curious turkey (no doubti. She did try It. nnd. not being sensi tive In either taste or smell, sbo never (topped trying It, until she hud swal lowed all the top ones, soaked in bran dy, and theu turned to go. I The effect wns snd. Her head whirled around, It Is sup posed. At any rate, her legs re fused to hold her up. nnd she fell to the ground lu sensible. Half an hour later II a n n n b went out for more wood to replen ish her fire and In the gathering darkness stu m blert over the tur key, still lying there. A glance at the fowl to see that she was not out wardly hurt and another tit the pall told tbe shameful story. "Here's a tine bit o' workl" ex clulmed Iluiinnu, Wm M 'in A GLANCE TOI.I) THE MIAMUrl'L STORY. A Dinner Walked Away A THANKSGIVSKG STORY BY FRANK SI. SWEET f-ilence nnd darkness only. Yet In a moment came nu audible rustling on the wood pile and nn indis tinct glimpse of something white. 'T.rliig the light, Hannah!" called Mr. YVInslow, nnd, taking n cimille from her trembling hand, he led the way to the strange object. "It's H while-why, uo, It Isn't!" he Interrupted himself as he drew nearer to the fluttering, frightened thing. "It's-I declare, It's n picked turkey! Where on enrth" "A picked turkey!" screamed Hun- nab.;' ' "Sure, und can It be the one I picked myself this evening has come lu life?" "How did you kill It?" asked Mr. Wlnslow. "I didn't kill it nt.all. The bothei'ln" crater killed Itself atln' beans that got soaked In my brandy, nnd 1 hud to stop uiy work and dress It buforo It cooled." "Well, it evidently wns not dend." said Mr. Wlnslow. "But now It's dressed you better cut off its head.'' "Oh, no,' papa cried Margery. ,V('.'J who stood on the steps. "Don't kill the poor thing! I'll take caro of it some how." "But it'll freeze, dear." said papa, going back into tbe kitchen. "No; I'll fix It op. I'll mnke It something to wear, riease let me," pleaded Margery earnest ly. "Well. I don't care, child," said "Do as you like nnd dress It up. I want a fat gobbler and not a five pound ben turkey for Thanksgiving." After some trouble the shivering, naked turkey was caught nnd curried into the warm kitchen. It was care fully wrapped In an old skirt for the night nnd tied Into a busket. The nsronlslied creature rebelled and fought against the Indignity of wear ing a flaunel skirt, but cold conquered m I ill "LEASE LET ME, Pl.KAIlEU MAHC.BKY. turning the limp turkey over. "The Idiot bus gone and killed herself eu Ihvly with those benus. I'd like to know who left open that door! Well, 'ell. I want a turkey for Thanksgiv ing, und this one died by accldcut, and Its meat will be us good us though I'd wrung her neck." So, muttering und grumbling to ber )lf, after Using her Are she attacked the turkey, for. though she was some time cross, she was tilwuys econom ics!, unci Hue knew no questions would be asked us to how It cume to Its end, prm id, ., it WUll fut umi was rousted well. in a few minutes she hud the feath ers oil', except those on the wlugs uud all. nnd she laid the lcked turkey on bench to cool, sum ting the door to kj out tbe cul whllu she Unlaued "ouie other work. Meantime tea lime arrived. The fam ily cume home nnd were nil at tbe ta ble when the door burst o;en and Han nah rushed In, evidently frightened out vi ner wits. ("Oh, Mr. Wlnslow," she cried, S. "there's something in the woodshed, II In white, and It ran after me when went for some wood, and 1 iaren't fo out there, if you pluze!" Mr. Wlnslow, supposing some animal bad got in. left the table and, arming himself with tbe poker as be passed through the kitchen, threw open the floor, ft v evjjtf' ' VS'-''"? f r 't' I m;v' ''H 'W' ,..Ll:ijk L a ii '. . ai MAUOIcnY I ED IIICll. liy I his time lite turkey hud found out that Margery wouldn't hurt It nnd was not so frightened as It bad been hist night, so when the little girl took It in her arms It uiiiile lit tle objection. "Now you must have a name." said Margery softly, carrying her new play thing eft" Into licr especial cor ner of the big kitchen. where work nnd llnii nnb never cume. 'Let me see." she w e n t on "I'll name you KII1STINB WAS VFBY FUNNY. It. and at last It cuddled down quietly In Its strange new bed. Through ih" l'"B Sunday that fol lowed the turkey was kept n close prisoner, and by the next morning ninny plans had beeu thought out for Its comfort. That was n great day for Margery, who u conllned to the house by del irale lungs nnd who longed for some thing to pass away the hours when lessons were over and the dully sew ing "sllut" finished. Here was something to do! The new pet was fed nnd the lessons and sew ing hurried through, so that by noon she was free to curry out her pliins No Relief to Him. "When you ure angry." said the man nf gentle Instincts, "stop and count n hundred." "A hundred!" echoed Mr. Slrlus Bar ker. "If I could stop at a hundred lu counting up my wife's milliners' bills I wouldn't be angry." Washington Star. after my Lively doll thai got broken Krlstine anil I- must mnke you wni" clothes so you can walk around u:id Hot b, hobbled up so." With tlie help of mamma the busy lit 1 lo girl contrived a sort of cof tol' Krlstlne. If wns niinlc of an ol,l shawl and wns bright scarlet, with Mack nnd white plold.' v It enme pretty well up on the nec k and of course covered I he naked leg. The wings were left Inside. It wus fastened together nt the breast nnd was really a jnetty good ,tit-consld-erllig. As ornament Margery sewed some of the fringe of the shawl around the neck like a ruff, nt the nines where the wings ought to he nnd urnund the legs. So when dressed the unfortu nate, or, rather, naughty. tu:i:ey look ed like a new pluld variety of the scar let flamingo, with side pockets nnd fringed drawers. Tho appearance of Krlstlne stalking around lu her new suit was very fun ny. How the boys did laugh! And even pupa hud to wipe away tbe laugh ing tears. In this dress the next morning, after she bad been-fed daintily, Margery In troduced her to her old friends of the poultry yard by opening tho kltcheu door and letting her walk out where the (urkeyg were taking their break fast. Margery thought they would be glad to see her: but, alas, this distinguished stranger hi gay nttlre was not recog nized. Tliey stared nnd scolded at her. andv tho old gobbler ruffled up bis feathers and dragged his wings on the ground nnd came up to her, snylng angrily: "Gobble, gobble, gobble!" Krlstlne seemed to be disheartened at this coolness on tbe part of her fam ily and slunk into a corner, as though ashamed of her fine dress. Then the family crowded around her to punish her impertinence In coming among them and actually liegan to peck nt her. Margery, who wns watching from the window, could hardly believe her eyes nt first; but. yes, they were actu ally pecking at the poor outcast, who finally tied si rennilng across the yard. Margery flew to the door, nnd Krlstlne hurried In Just In time to escape the whole family, who were close upon her. "Von poor, dear Krlstlne!" she mur mured over her when she had her safe ly in lier arms, "fild they peck you? The naughty things! sliiint go with them any more! Y"U shall stay with me In the boue." So It cume to he nt last. Hannah grumbled a little; but. after all. she couldn't say much, for It was by her own fault that the poor thing lost Its own winter coat. Ib-fore long the family grew quite nttaclied to Mar gery's pet. whose niinie they shortened to Kris. (in her part Kris wus u very bright bird. She would come when culled by name, nnd she never failed to be on hand at nieultlines. when she would walk iiromid the table nnd receive del iciite bits from every one. While her little uilstres was study ing or sewing Kris would stand and look nt her, turning her knowing heilJ first one side and then the other and sometimes saying in a reflec tive way: "Quit!" As soon ns books and work were, put a way she wus ready for play. In fuct. she en joyed her strange life very much and grew fat un der It, so that pretty soon the boys' began to teuse Margery by suggesting that her kt wus ready to take her place on the table. The only time sho seemed to be uucoiufortnble sayino i a epi rc wus when the tjvk way, "yiar!" cheerful kitchen was scrubbed. No sooner did Ilaunnb appear on the scene with scrubbing brush nnd go dowa on her knees to polish tbe floor than Kris would hop by a sort of lad der"iyulcb one of the boys.had made for, her up to a corner of the high mantel over the fireplace, and there she would sit. nil humped up and uiis prublit till the work was done or till her little mistress enuie und took her into the sitting room. The place where Kris wns intended to spend the time of her hnnishincm from the yard wns n large chamber over the wocdshed. will, h was kept warm by the kitchen chimney, an! Hide's whore Ijer lied, or roost, wan .reiiin-d for her nnd where she wns shut up every night. Ftut she was so lonely and unhappy and tried so hard to j;et out and Margery wus so fond of b ! fur u playmate that she gener ally tot down before breakfast anil did not go back until hedihye. which Is ai dusk in the turkey family, you know. Well, the winter passed away, mid spring en me. Kris grew n new sort of feathers u-nbr ln-r phi Id dress, und vheii the weather became warm mam ma said she must leave off her dress ami co out or doors with the rest. So lie-' lir-it really warm day Margery took oil' tin- red dress and drove her out. Kris hud not f'-'Moticn her .cool rt- ,e pi Ion lii the v. ivier, so'she nt flrt w as careful not to go loo' near t!. tur keys, though they did not object to lier now in her feather dress. Afler a few d'tys she staved mo.i of the flme with thci.i.' ( nly. coming v.tw.i -Hcl und rcnot'ully making a vi.-li lo the table for her usual tren'.s. (Jhe ha.dbot been nit; v, ry l.aij wheq mse ini rniiig Miirn Vy,wi-:.l ' i.i ! xee her ni'U she was gene. No one hud so, her since iirenkfasi. M-ir-.-ery felt very b:ij .nnd uficr h"l.l:i'. ;cl ulmul cill.:c to the wi.l :: . :i !!,! sic hud sli'iiycd away ami got I- rt. for tin; whole thick waiMliicd tar t:- feed. I'.m the next niorul'ig at l,;v.ikfnsl time Kris walked lu. as usual, aad be gan to beg for fond. .Vlai:; -ry l.ngged her nnd fed her. and she ate in though the wns starved. When she h id Cnilsh.-il br:' meal she went out ngnln, iu:d about nmai her little mistress sought her again, nnd ng iln she was missing. This now became the regular thing wllh Kris. Every morning she was on hand for her breakfast, ami la solte of watching sho would slip away nnd hide so that no one could lind her again. Toor Margery wns nitnost heartbro ken nt this tendency to vagrancy lu her pet, but Hannah ouly smlhsl und said: "Wait a bit and you'll see something nice." But. though Hannah hud her suspi cions, she wns not prepared for what really occurred one day. After this strange conduct had been going on for a few weeks there came a If' r Jim V TVs 0. " JSN TL. .' ' W' UVIftW lug meal. At first it was funny to see them run around and pick up crumbs, but ns they grew It began to be troublesome to have u flock of turkeys so niiicli at home In the house. So mamma made a new law that Krlstlne and her fam ily mnst'be fed lit the'door. Afler that her life wus like that of the oilier turkeys, only she knew' her name and would come when called und never failed to- run up to Margery w heiievei- flip saw her. And 'lUe (llniiCi'ltlint. wallied-'nwaF ,: last venr mimilled twvlve tables with dinners this year and provided Mar gery with a tine lot of pocket money for in-r t-alus. , . rBTTINO THE WI10LB FAMILY, day when Hnnnnb hud another scare. Sho declared that tramps or thieves were up In the woodshed chamber. She heard them, and she dured not go up. Wlii'n Kim slond In the woodshed tell ing Margery In a whisper about It the child heard a step mat sue Knew, Kris hupped down on to the top step of the stairs which led to the room overhead. After a moment she hopped to the next, and after her came, one by one, twelve baby turkeys. Mnrirerv screamed with delight and i-n, o, ,ii i el, Kris nml net the whole I family, while Hannuh rushed upstairs In dismay and saw R signi mill sius-u i iw.r more i linn the fear of li'iimn. In i hai room trunks nnd tlilnus not in use were stored, und u month or more tl!?o Hannah had curried up I hero n large square "squaw basket" with a cover, u hasket such ns the Oneida In dians of New York state make for various household uses of their white ctllir This basket was nearly full of the winter supply of woolen stockings, nit neatly mended and laid away tltrraii In 1 1.1 linxkct. on these soft stockings l,n,l Mniliim Krlstlne niilde her nest and hutched out her Interesting fam ily. She must have found tbe door njar ani ninon i:-ei to nrv off the cover. which lay ou one side, and here she hnA hl,1,lin nil these weeks. The room was put In order and tbe door closed, and Krlstlne was provid ed with a place In the yard. Every day she wandered off with ber bqbles, but sho never started until she bad .IM tha. hnuilrfnaf- tnhlo with her whole.bnod to get her regular morn- Tht'nK,Biv'nS Day. Now til tiirltev rnnKtilis low Kinds his spin! full of woe; .. Nolo that. popularity . . , . . ,,r,t. Is not all 'tis sunt tw jM! WIbIips thai lie bail been wlso In his corn fed tmnullse: Hn'rt liy far tho wiser been . Und he reted, .nmiiKHl tho lean; '., Und he dieted a bit. . Keeping nil tils nmsi-les nt. ' ' 'Blond of, like a prlderul Hat. ... (JoTKln until plump nnd fat. See! In stale nt last . ho. lies. , . Klnrilieci shout by pumpktai pies. Klnnkeo: with fresh cut celery, tjlhlet uuc9 nml crnnlwrry: Covered with a pall of crisp, Hero and there a i-nrsley wisp Lylnn softly on Ills hressl : Stuffed with spice and nuts of chest Poor old turk ! Victim he Of hli gobbling vanity. Gladsome (lay for young .;.iJ old, Whether winds he soft or cold; Day that gives a nation pause Kor Its grateful "Deo I.aus;" Day thnt brlnita us face lo face With I he fount of love and grace It were blessing past compare That we have a day so rare; Day from others all npnrt filven over to the heart. To a realizing vne Of the great beneficence Of the hand divine above That hath ruled us but through love. -John Kendrlck Bangs In Harper". Weekly. How Hs Went. "And If you really ascended that aw ful mountain why did you leave no vis ible trace?" "The footprint left by the nstrnl body Is not n tangible thing." respond ed the explorer, with n dignity almost frlgld.-rhlladelphlu Ledger. (The Conquest J By Dr. FREDERICK A. COOK. Copyright, 1909. by the New York Herald Company, Kegtilered In J Canada In Accordance With Copy riM Act. Copyright In Mrx ( ii-n DnHVr Laiwa (if the Kenublic of Mexico. All Rights Reserved Uie'lce To move because no large gum wus here secured, we crossed in eurly July to Jones sound. Here, ngnln, on big game was found. There was much open water, nnd the folding canvas boat wus spread for use. I'nnblo to feed tho dogs, thoy were given the freedom of their mild pro genitors, the wolves. One sled was left here; the other was taken apart nnd plnced In the boat. Then followed a long nnd perilous ad venture by bout and sled, during which our lust ammunition was expended In securing birds for food. After that, by looped lines nnd slingshots, birds; were still captured. Early In Septendicr we were beset on the shores of Baffin bay with neither food, fuel nor ammunition. New Im plements were shaped, and we return ed westward to ('ape Sparbo to seek n place to pitch a winter camp. An underground den was built of stones, bones and turf, and with our prltultlvo weapons we fought the walrus, tho bear, the musk ox and other nnlmals. Thus food, fuel and skins were secur ed, nnd death by famine was averted. Tbe winter and tbe nlgbt of 11)08-0 were spent preparing food and equip ment for the return. On Feb. 18, 1UO0, wo started with a remodeled sled and reached our camp at Annootok In thj middle of April. Here I met Mr. linrry Whitney and told hlrn ofour conquest of the pole. Because a ship was to come after Mr. .Whitney to take hlra direct to home shores, most of my Instruments were Intrusted'to bis care. Anxious to gutn a few months in the return borne, I proceeded by sled over land and sea southward to Upernavlk and from there onward to Copenhagen by Dan ish steamers.