TIE parson hath appointed
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
"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
.she had not come away from her hus
band against his desires so she saith
ror cho wnnlH at lfJisr h.nvp mpd
"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
"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
"You have ever spoiled her, and her
husband did the same. Perhaps this
Is a punishment to you both," said
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
"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
"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
"It is John! It is John!' she
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 makes our prayers
bold and strong and sweet, feeds
and enkindles them as with coals of
OUR NATIONAL BIRDS.
"May one give us peace in all our
The other a piece for all our plates."
"'" v r?4.f'' ' . miiiii iiiiT ii If V f'- (TW)
THOSE CONTEMPLATING CHANGE
OF RESIDENCE SHOULD
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
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moderate prices and reasonable terms.
By. placing your name and address on
a postal card and addressing It to the
Canadian Government Agent, whoso
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FOUR SHAFTS OF HUMOR.
Pithy Remarks from One of the Fore
With the truly artistic tempera
ment the bird in the bush has scant
notion of doubling its value by chang
ing to the hand.
A has-been is a man who has spent
his time with hair vigors, electric
brushes and newspaper recipes, when
he should have been winning a laurel
wreath to cover his Ignominy with
When you enter a shop state just
what you want. For then the raer
chant can go intelligently to work to
sell you something else. The great
law of commerce is to sell people
what they don't want. What they do
want will sell Itself.
But, probably It Is no harder to Jive
up to your reputation when you aro
3oung than It will be to live It down
when you are older. Puck.
ITCHING RASH 18 YEARS.
Girl's Rash Spread and Grew Worse
Under Specialist's Care Perfect
Cure by Cuticura Remedies.
"When my daughter was a baby sho
had a breaking out behind the ears.
The doctor said that she would out
grow it, and it did get somewhat bet
ter until she was about fifteen years
old, and after that she could get noth
ing that would drive it away. She was
always applying something in the way
of salves. It troubled her behind the
knees, opposite the elbows, back of
the neck and ears, under the chin, and
then it got on the face. That was
about three years ago. She took treat
ment with a specialist and seemed to
get worse all the time. We were then
advised to try the Cuticura Remedies,
and now I don't see any breaking out.
M. Curley, 11-19 Sixteenth St, Bay
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The Eternal Feminine.
"Did your wife scold you much for
getting in so late last night?"
"You bet she did for about four
"Whew! What did you do?"
"Fell asleep, as usual, during the
"But didn't she wake you up?"
"Come to think of it, she did. Want
ed to know if I loved her as much as
ever or something of the sort
"An old subscriber wants to know
what fur Is most economical for poor
people," said the stenographer of a
"Tell her bearskin, said the fash
ion editor, crankily. Lipplncott's.
"There is no way, is there, to keep
wrinkles from shewing?"
"How can there be when wrinkles
VETERAN OF THREE WARS.
A Pioneer of Colorado and Nebraska.
Matthias Campbell, veteran of the
civil war and two Indian wars, and
a pioneer of Colo
rado, now living at
218 East Nebraska
Street, Blair, Neb.,
says: "I had such
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No Nature Fake.
The alleged case of a bird making
a splint for its broken Teg is no more
wonderful than this:
A Welsh rabbit, about to be de
voured by an enemy, made itself
stringy and tied the strings to a plate,
fork and toast in a brave effort to
keep from being dragged to its doom.
I saw this with my own eyes but
refrain from giving my right name for
fear of drawing upon me displeasure.
Herald and Presbyter.
DOCTORS ORGANIZE UNION.
Toronto Physicians Fix Higher Scale
Toronto, Ont. The doctors of this
city west of Yonge street have formed
a union under the name "No. 11 Ter
ritorial Division of the College of Phy
sicians and Surgeons," The objects of
the organization are to improve the
condition of the profession against
quacks, establish minimum fees and
amend lodge terms. The lowest fee
for medical examination for fraternal
societies has been fixed at $2, while
the minimum fee for minor operations
has been fixed at $10, and that for
major operations at $30. For a first
visit to a patient $2 hereafter will be
charged, and $1 for each subsequent
visit, while the fee for night visits will
be doubled, being fixed at $3. The
charge for an office visit has been
made $1, including prescription, while
to give anesthetics $3 will be charged.
Some of Them.
"Don't you think it is dreadful for
society to be taking up any of these
esoteric Oriental ideas?"
"Oh, but the Oriental rugs are per
fectly lovely!" Baltimore American.
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She had been to her first party and
had indulged not wisely but too well
in delicacies that cause Internal woe
when partaken of to excess.
"Why, Geraldlne!" exclaimed the
anxious mother, as she welcomed the
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"Oh, no," was the equable reply; "I
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DOCTORS IN GRAND JURY NET.
Two Indicted in Iowa for Conspiracy
to Force an Independent Physi
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Waverly, la. The Bremner county
grand jury, which a few weeks ago
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Dr. W. A. Itohlf and Dr. O. L. Chaffee
on the general ground of conspiracy.
Their alleged offense was of forcing
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