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a day of Thanksgiving for this village that the cruel tide of Indian Invasion Is turned back and our Uvea are spared," said Mistress Lovejoy Goodwin, bustling into the warm kitchen where her sister-in-law Mistress Prudence Good win sat knitting by the flrpnlarfi and her listless daughter, young Mistress Patience Halcomb, bent languidly over the spin-ning-whcel. Mistress Prudence made a sign for silence, but it was tco late. The face of the pale young widow grew whiter, and without a word she rose and gilded away. Mistress Lovejoy looked at her sister-in-law inquiringly. "I lath she not yet become recon ciled to the decree of God?" she asked. Mistress Prudence shook her head. "Nay," she said. "She salth ever that It is not by the decree of God she suf fers, but by her own wilfulness. If Bent Languidly Over the Spinning Wheel. .she had not come away from her hus band against his desires so she saith ror cho wnnlH at lfJisr h.nvp mpd with him." "That is wicked repining,' said the aunt sententlously. "She ought to be dealt with by the meeting. She should be thankful that her life wan spared when hor neighbors were taken. Doubtless it was a leading of the Spirit that caused hor to come here e'er the savages fell upon Wy oming. She, above all others, surely has reason to be thankful. You should deal with her, sister, and check this untoward spirit," said Mistress Lovejoy sternly. Mistress Prudence sighed. "I know not rightly how to do it when she is in such sorrow," she said. ''She hath ever been a willful and un reasonable child, but a very loving one." "You have ever spoiled her, and her husband did the same. Perhaps this Is a punishment to you both," said Mistress Lovejoy. Mistress Patience, a bride of a year, had left her home in Wyoming valley for a visit with her mother in an older settlement. She had begged and pleaded to make this visit with a will ful demand that would not be den:ed. It was an unusual occurrence. The journey inrougn me wilderness was too long and toilsome to think of vis its. Most of the mothers who said farewell to daughters going to pio neer homes could hardly expect to see them again. Hut Mistress Patience who was anything but patient in spite of her name would not submit to this state of things. She begged and pleaded to go until her husband to "Whom her lightest wish was law gave his consent. He was the more ready to do this as there were ugly rumors of alliance between the British tory forces and the Indians and the settle ment of Wyoming, standing on a dis puted tract, and not so well protected as other regions was peculiarly liable to attack. Ilut Mistress Patience did not know this or she would not have gone. She was very much In love with this grave, middle-aged husband, who treated his young wife like a pet ted child. Many of the settlers had shaken their heads over Mistress Pa tience's going. "He ought not to let her do It," they had said. "I will only stay a little while. I will come back soon," she had said at the parting, regretful at the la3t minute for her action. Hut the sav age Indians had come down upon the village of Wyoming and swept it oft from the face of the earth. The houses were burnt, the people massacred or carried away captive. Every day brought a fresh story of horror, espe cially dreadful had been the tale of John Halcomb and 15 companions who had been carried off and sacrificed fn a sort of religious ceremony. "She must be roused. She must see people. I would make her go to the Thanksgiving service," said Mistress Lovejoy. She was a notable manager, and her sister-in-law, with all the vil lage, were wont to submit to her sway; and Patience went to the serv ice. 9 "There can never more be a day tSksgiving for me," she thought 6?Hy, as she sat in her widow's weeds lu the square wooden pew. The long, long prayer was finished. Patience liked the prayer, for In It she could hide her face. It was never too long for her, although a modern church-goer would be aghast at having to 'listen to even a sermon of such a length. The psalms of rejoicing had been sung. These had been harder to bear. The preacher had settled Into his discourse. He had turned his hour glass, and was already at "thirdly." "God In his providence has ex ceedingly blessed us in delivering us from danger he was saying. Pa tience shuddered. What good was it to her to be delivered since John had perished under the Indian tomahawk! A figure appeared in the doorway. Such a figure! Gaunt, tattered, wild eyed, unkempt, barefooted, bleeding a mere skeleton covered with ragged shreds of garments. It stood Jn the doorway quivering and motioning strangely. "Patience! Patience!" It cried. " 'Tis some crazy exhorter such as used to come and harrangue the con gregations in my grandfather's time," said Judge Fletcher, whose ancestor had been a Judge in the days of the persecution of Anabaptists and Quakers. The tithing-man stalked down the aisle to put out the intruder. Some of the men half rose, but sat down again when they saw that the matter was being attended to. It was a dreadful thing in those days to dis turb a meeting. Hut John Halcomb's widow, unmindful of disturbance, start ed up at the cry and fairly ran down the aisle. "It is John! It is John!' she cried. Never had a religious service in Bethlehem Hill been broken up like this one. The minister stopped In the very middle of his most Important sentence. The dreaded tithing-man himself, who bore upon his soul the awful responsibility of every man and woman, boy and girl In the meeting house, forgot it all and cried out like a frightened boy: "It is a ghost!" But it was not a ghost. It was John Halcomb himself, safe. The story of the Indian attack on the village of Wyoming in 1778 is a story of marvelous escapes as well a3 of torture and massacre. No adven ture in it seems more marvelous than that of John Halcomb which is one of the well attested stories of his tory. With 15 other captives, John Hal comb had been ranged around a large flat stone while a woman fury called "Queen Esther," who seemed at the head of this ceremony of sacrifice of prisoners, crushed the heads of one after the other with a great stono death maul. Two of the captives sud. denly leaped to their feet and dashed into the forest. The Indians pursued them but did not shoot, probably be cause their plan was to bring them A Figure Appeared at the Doorway. back alive and torture them to death. One of the two and it was John Hal comb tripped on a vine and rolled down the steep river bank. Then he gave himself up for lost. But the fall, instead of bringing him to death. saved his life. He lodged under the heavy branches of a fallen tree and the pursuers, sure that he was ahead, dashed past It without discovering him. He lay concealed In this lucky hiding place until darkness came. Then wounded, lame, and almost fam ished, he started out on the Journey ol days through the trackless forest In fested with hostile Indians that lay between him and Patience. A man less brave of heart would have given up a score of times, but there was no give up to John Halcomb. He might be so weakened that he could only crawl, but he crawled on. Tottering, stumbling, crawling, dragging him' self along his painful way by Inches and In danger of his life all the way, he covered the toilsome miles and came to make for his wife Patience a real Day of Thanksgiving. (Copyright 1907, by Wright A. Patterson.) Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving makes our prayers bold and strong and sweet, feeds and enkindles them as with coals of fire. Luther. OUR NATIONAL BIRDS. "May one give us peace in all our States, The other a piece for all our plates." "'" v r?4.f'' ' . miiiii iiiiT ii If V f'- (TW) ENCOURAGING FACTS THOSE CONTEMPLATING CHANGE OF RESIDENCE SHOULD READ THEM. The other day the writer was In the Office of the Canadian Government at St. Paul, Minnesota. On the windows of the building were signs to the effect that homesteads of ICO acres were given free to actual settlers, and in the windows wero displays of wheat, oats, barley, other grains and vege tables, which he was told were .grown In Western Canada. This could be readily believed for in no other coun try on the Continent would it be pos sible to grow such splendid specimens. The world is now pretty well advised that in the growing of such cereals as have been named and vegetables as well the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta have no competitor. For several years past specimens have been exhibited at State and County Fairs throughout the State, and these exhibits are looked upon as one of the chief attractions. They have demonstrated what can be done in the climate of a country pos sessing a soil "that will grow things. But that it was possible to grow vege tables such as were seen there seemed to create some doubt. But it was the case. And apples too. Not of course the splendid fruit grown in countries more congenial to such cul ture, but they were In evidence. Throughout Indiana, the hoosier farm ers were forced to stop and think. When a similar exhibit was placed be fore them during the past few weeks, many of them were forced to stop and remark: "That Is much ahead of any thing we can do. The quality of the grain we have conceded, for has not so-and-so sent us samples grown on his own farm the like of which we had never seen before. But to think of the vegetables and such jetables. Why, we thought everything was frozen up there, and these turnips, cabbages, cauliflowers, beets, man golds, pumpkins, and squashes are away ahead of anything we ever saw grow." That is the story everywhere. Thousands of Western Canada home steaders, formerly United States citi zens, are growing just such grain, just such vegetables, which yield them a splendid profit with little outlay on the farms that they have secured from the Government of the Dominion of Can ada at the nominal cost of $10 for 160 acres. If adjoining land is wanted it can be secured from the railway com panies or from private individuals at moderate prices and reasonable terms. By. placing your name and address on a postal card and addressing It to the Canadian Government Agent, whoso name appears elsewhere, a copy of "Last Best West" tr-Utes you all about It will be sent you free. FOUR SHAFTS OF HUMOR. Pithy Remarks from One of the Fore most Jokesmiths. With the truly artistic tempera ment the bird in the bush has scant notion of doubling its value by chang ing to the hand. 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