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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 24, 1916)
OF CURRENT WEEK
Brief Resume of General News
From All Around the Earth.
UNIVERSAL HAPPENINGS IN A NUTSMOJ
Live News Items of All Nations and
Pacific Northwest Condensed
for Our Busy Readers.
Werner Breyman, an Oregon pioneer
of 1850, dies at bis home in Salem.
It is predicted in Chicago that but
ter will rise to 50 cents per pound be
fore January first.
W. Lair Thompson, of Lakeview,
Ore., was beaten by one vote for state
senator, according to the official count.
Minnesota voters declined on elec
tion day to approve the proposed pro
vision for the initiative and referen
dum, according to results just tabu
lated. Charles A. Murphy, of Pendleton,
has been choBen warden of the Oregon
penitentiary to succeed J. W. Minto,
who was compelled to resign because
he "hosed" two convicts.
Target practice in the navy will have
to be limited for the winter to the first
line ships because of the shortage of
men. Steps already are being taken
to increase the personnel under the
James P. Pershing, brother of Gen.
Pershing, who visited his brother re-
cently at the letter's headquarters, de
clares that intervention in Mexico by
the United States is the only solution
of the Mexican situation.
Twenty-two paintings by the late
George Inness, landscape painter, have
been sold for $200,000 to a New York
firm of art dealers. The collection was
retained by Mr. Inness' family after
his death in 1895 and the sale was
made by his son, George Inness, Jr.
Speeders and reckless motorists of
all classes, when arrested, will bear
their police records on the operators'
license, if a bill now being framed by
the California State Automobile asso
ciation becomes law at the next legis
lature. The liners Victoria and Umatilla,
the last vessels to leave Nome, arrived
In Seattle Wednesday with 500 passen
gers, $1,000,000 in gold bullion and
shipments of tin ore and furs. Fifteen
hundred persons are wintering at
Nome, which is now closed in by the
The Cotton Manufacturers' associa
tion of New Bedford, Mass., voted to
grant a 10 per cent increase in pay to
their 33,000 operatives, to be effective
for a period of six months beginning
December 4. The increase is the third
within this calendar year and brings
the total advance within that time to
27J per cent.
Chicago City Health Commissioner
John Dill Robertson's "diet Bquad"
weighed in Wednesday preparatory to
the teBt they are to begin, whether
one can live, and live well, on 40 cents
day. Seven men and four women
will make the experiment, the weight
of the women ranging from 111.5 to
127 pounds, that of the men from 147
to 219 pounds.
The orgnized labor forces of the
cougtry Wednesday avowed extreme
hostility to the writ of Injunction as a
means of stopping a strike. First a
resolution was adopted, unanimously,
at the morning session of the conven
tion of the American Federation of
Labor, urging orirainzed labor everv
where to make the injunction question
"the paramount issue in all of their
future political activities."
Henry Tuerke, 20 months old, who
was pronounced cured in New York
after receiving the sorum treatment
for infantile paralysis last summer, is
dying from a second attack.
Two Chinamen entered the store of
Wong Ling, a prominent Chinese mer
chant at Salem, Or., aroused him from
bed and forced him at the point of a
revolver to deliver $500 in the safe.
Santa ClauB will pay no more for
toys this Christmas than in years gone
by, according to toy dealers of San
Francisco. Prices for all Borta of toys
will remain about the same because
of increased production by America.
Iron ballast weighing 120 tons
brought over in the German submarine
merchantman Deutschland is to be con
verted Into "Deutschland iron men,'
to be told at souvenirs for the benefit
of German widows and orphans of the
war, It is reported.
The warm weather In Alaska con
tinues. Rain has fallen continuously
since November 10. Ice which had
formed in Twenty-Mile river, on the
U. S. railroad, G5 miles north of Sew
ard, went out because of high water,
taking 160 feet of the railroad bridge.
A special committee of the Chicago
School board authorized John D Shnn
superintendent of schools, to negotiate
with the War department for the serv
ices of military instructors and to ar
range for the inauguration of a system
of military training for pupils in the
' public schools.
The National Association of Tan
ners, in convention in Chicago, said
there would be no advance in the price
of shoe leather unless the nations at
war make too big a demand on the sur
plus stock now on hand. Hides and
skins, however, were declared scarce.
Neloon Carol, recently sent to jail
for tlx months for throwing fume
bombs in Sin Francisco restaurants
during the waiters' strike, was de
clared by the attorney representing the
law and order committee of the cham
ber of commerce, to be the victim of a
THANKSGIVING DAY PROdAMATION
MADE BY PRESIDENT WILSON
Washington, D. C President Wil
bod Saturday formally, by proclama
tion, designated Thursday, November
30, as Thanksgiving Day. Here fol
lows the President's proclamation :
' 'It has long been the custom of our
people to turn in the fruitful autumn
of the year in praise and thanksgiving
to Almighty God for his many bless
ings and mercies to us and to the Na
tion. "The year that has elapsed since we
last observed our day of thanksgiving
has been rich in blessings to us as a
people, but the whole face of the
world has been darkened by war. In
the midst of our peace and happiness,
our thoughts dwell with painful dis
quiet upon the struggles and sufferings
of the nations at war and of the peo
ples upon whom war has brought dis
aster without choice or possibility of
escape on their part. We cannot think
of our happinesB without thinking of
their pitiful distress.
New Austrian Envoy.
Count de Tarnow-Tarnowski, who
was secretary of the Austrian embassy
at Washington from 1899 to 1901, has
been appointed ambassador in place of
Dr. Dumba, recalled at the instance of
this government. He has been accept
ed by the American government. The
Count is a Pole, his home being in
"Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wil
son, President of the United States of
America, do appoint Thursday, the
30th day of November, as a day of Na
tional thanksgiving and prayer and
urge and advine the people to resort to
their several places of worship on
that day to render thanks to Almighty
God for the blessings of peace and un
broken prosperity which he has be
stowed upon our beloved country in
Buch unstinted measure.
"And I also urge and suggest our
duty, in this, our day of peace and
abundance, to think in deep sympathy
of the stricken peoples of the world,
upon whom the curse and terror of war
has so pitilessly fallen and to contrib
ute out of our abundant means to the
relief of their sufferings.
"Our people could in no better way
show their real attitude towards the
preBent struggle of the nations than by
contributing out of their abundance to
the relief of the suffering which war
haB brought in its train.
"In witness whereof, I have here
unto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United States to be affixed.
"Done at the City of Washington
this 17th day of November, in the year
of Our Lord, 1916, and of the Indepen
dence of the United States the 141st.
"By the President,"
"Secretary of State."
Doctor Killed for Being American;
Gen. Rrevino Leaves Chihuahua City
St. Louis The State department, in
a telegram sent to Representative
Dyer Saturday, confirmed the killing
of Dr. H. C. FiBher, a former St,
Louisan, at Santa Rosalia, Mexico,
November 2, by Villa bandits.
Information received in private ad
vices by William Fisher, a brother, is
that the bandits demanded and re
ceived $2000 on a promise to spare Dr.
Fisher's life, and afterward killed him
"because he was an American."
El Paso, Tex. An official statement
from Chihuahua City readied the bor
der Saturday conveying General Trev
ino's announcement he was himself
taking the field against Villa, and the
vanguard of his troops had gone to
Santa Rosalia, which is to be the base
of operations. General Gonzales Cuel
lar will take charge In the Chihuahua
capital, it was announced.
General Trevenio's announcement
caused much surpise and considerable
alarm here among Americans and
Mexicans who have interests in Chi
Tong War Fearad at Salem.
Salem, Or. Fear that the hold-up
and robbery early Saturday of Wong
Ling, a local Chinese merchant, by two
masked Chinese, may precipitate a
tong war here, led the police to take
precaution against trouble in the Ori
ental quarter. Wong Ling was forced
to open his safe by the masked Chinese
who were armed with revolvers. They
took $500 and after tying their victim
to his bed and gagging him, disap
peared. An hour later he loosened the
gag and summoned help. The police
arrested Wong Sing and Ching Ding.
British Airmen in Raid.
London A successful raid was made
on Ostend and Zeebrugge Saturday by
British naval aeroplanes and seaplanes,
ays an admiralty announcement
Many bombs were dropped with good
results on docks and shipping.
Woman Is Constable.
Seattle, Wash. The election of
Edna Nashland as constable at Wood-
inville, a small town 25 miles north
east of here, became known Saturday,
when the returns from that precinct
were received by the county auditor,
raw f Waw-R'-pi
I' ' 1
International Issues Become Acute and
New Policies Are Necessary.
SUBMARINE ISSUE IS FOREMOST
All But Most Important of Domestic
Affairs to Take Background
Trade Blockade Looms.
Washington, D. C. A portentous
and complicated international situation
now faces President Wilson and for
the next few weeks will engage his at
tention and that of has advisers to the
exclusion of all but the most urgent of
From now on the President expects
to deal with all foreign questions with
out embarrassment. While it is not
evident there will not be any funda
mental change in policy, fear that any
move at all would be misinterpreted as
inspired by an internal political strug
gle has been removed.
The President must decide how the
United States shall meet the German
submarine question on the one hand
and the entente allies' trade restric
tions on the other; whether the retali
atory legislation shall be enforced;
whether the traditional theory of isola
tion Bhall be abandoned for concerted
neutral action; whether the country
shall have an aggressive or passive
policy toward the peace conference af
ter the war; the permanent league to
enforce peace and, during the rest of
the war, the question whether Amer
ica's attitude be governed by benevo
lent interpretation of international law
according to its own best interests, or
shall it be strictly legalistic, regard
less of whom it affects.
The most disquieting problem is the
German submarine situation. Five
critical cases are pending, one involv
ing a Iosb of six - American lives.
Increasingly serious is the fast
growing conviction that any kind of a
general submarine warfare iB intoler
able. Germany is known to be build
ing submarines rapidly and there is the
possibility of a starvation campaign
against England. The U. S. may find
it difficult to avoid complications.
The American attitude is flat and
final. No technicalities will be admit
ted. Ships must not be sunk without
warning or without provision- for the
safety of the passengers. The armed
ship issue will not be accepted. Sec
retary Lansing foresaw it last March,
when, without announcing his reason,
he decreed that merchant vessels could
carry a small defensive gun.
The future of the submarine situation
is felt to rest entirely with Germany.
Two possibilities are feared: Either
that Germany will decide Bhe can
starve England by an undersea cam
paign or that Bhe may endeavor to in
volve this country, and thuB insure the
participation in peace conferences of a
generous enemy. Beyond this, the
Lusitania case remains unsettled.
Germany has admitted liability and
offered indemnity. But the delicate
matter of its amount has not been set
tled. Attempts made to close the is
sue have been repeatedly blocked by
unexpected new U-boat complications.
The ravages of the U-53 off New
England were displeasing to the gov
ernment. It was said that continu
ance of the practice would not be per
mitted, as it would constitute a practi
cal blockade of American harbors.
Relations with the entente allies are
less clear-cut. Sea power has enabled
them, through the blockade and the im
position of the blacklist, virtually to
destroy all foreign trade hostile to
them and divert all commerce to their
own uses. Constant belligerent en
croachments on neutral rights have led
President Wilson to say that neutrality
Mexico is in a serious plight. Of
ficials are beginning to despair of Car-
ranza, yet no alternative is seen. The
Nicaraguan treaty iB being bitterly
protested by the other Central Amen
can nations, and offers a possible
source of trouble. Conditions there
and in San Domingo and Hayti are un
settled. Also the treaty for the pur
chase of the Danish West Indies for
$25,000,000 is still unratified.
Arkansas Mayor Freed.
Batesville, Ark. Gilbert Richard
son, mayor of Batesville, was acquitted
of murder by a jury in Circuit court
here mte Saturday. The jurorB delib
erated three hours.
As the verdict was read, Richard
son's 17-year-old wife, the alleged
cause of the killing for which he was
tried, rushed into his arms and they
The trial ended exactly two weeks
from the day on which Mayor Richard
son killed young Farrcll Padgett. The
shooting occurred at a dance.
Hughes Wins Minnesota.
St. Paul The complete official vote
of Minnesota, announced Saturday by
Secrteary of State Julius A. Schmahl,
gave Hughes a plurality of 396. The
vote was: Hughes, 179,653; Wilson,
179, 157. The complete official vote on
United States senator was: Kellogg,
Rep., 185,171; Lawler, Dem., 117,643;
Calderwodd, Pro., 78,426. Kellogg's
The final complete vote on Supreme
Court justice was: Anderson, 162,
187; Quinn, 157,348. Quinn's plural
Soldiers to Get Gifts.
Washington, D. C Thousands of
socks stuffed with Christmas gifts are
to be presented to the American troops
at the bonier and In Mexico through
the the Red Cross.
Miss Mabel Boardman, head of the
organization, announced Monday that
chapters throughout the country would
be asked to begin collection of gifts
immediately, such articles as candy,
stationery, pipes, tobacco and handker
chiefs being preferred.
NORTHWEST MARKET REPORTS;
GENERAL CROP CONDITIONS
Portland Wheat Bluestem, $1.60;
forty-fold, $1.53; club, $1.50; red fife,
$1.48; red Russian, $1.50.
Oats No. 1 white feed, $35.75.
Barley No. 1 feed, $38.00.
Flour Patents, $8.40; straights, $7
7160; exports, $7.20; valley, $7.90;
whole wheat, $8.60; graham, $8.40.
Millfeed Spot prices: Bran,
$25.00 per ton; Bhorts, $29.00; rolled
Corn Whole, $49 per ton; cracked
Hay Producers' prices: Timothy,
Eastern Oregon, $1720 per ton; tim
othy, valley, $1617; alfalfa, $16
17.00; valley grain hay, $1315;
Butter Cubes, extras, 3638c,
Jobbing prices: Prints, extras,' 40c.
butterfat. No. 1, 40c; No. 2, 38c,
Eggs Oregon ranch, current re
ceipts, 49c per dozen; Oregon
ranch, candled, 60c; selects, 52c.
Poultry Hens, 1315c; springs, 15
17c per pound; turkeys, live, 20
23c; dressed, 2327c; ducks, 1318c;
Veal Fancy lllljc per pound.
Pork Fancy, 1212Jc per pound.
Vegetables Artichokes, 75cl. 10
per dozen; tomatoes, 75c$1.25 per
crate; cabbage, 75c$2.00 per hun
dred; peppers, 67c per pound; egg
plant, 68c; lettuce, $2.50; cucumbers,
$1(3(1.50 per box; celery, 6575c per
dozen; pumpkins, lc per pound;
squash, lljc per pound.
Potatoes Oregon, buying price,
$1.40 1.60 per hundred, country
points; sweets, $2.75 per hundred.
Onions Oregon buying prices, $2.50
per sack, country points.
Green Fruits Apples, new, 60c$2
per box; pears, $11.60; grapes, $1
2; casabas, ljc; cranberries, $10.60
12.60 per barrel.
Hops 1916 crop, 912c per pound,
Wool Eastern Oregon, fine, 25
27c; coarse, 3334c; valley, 33c.
Mohair 3546c per pound.
Cascara bark Old and new, 5Je per
Cattle Steers, prime, $6.757.30;
good, $6.40(86.75; common to fair,
6.00; cows, choice, $5.256; medium
to good, $4.605; ordinary to fair,
$3.60(g4; heifers, $46; -bulls, $3
4.25; calves, $47.50.
Hogs Prime, $9.259.75; good to
prime mixed, $8.259; rough heavy,
$8(f8.25; pigs and skips, $88.25.
Sheep Lambs, $88.75; yearlings,
wethers, $77.60; old wethers, $6.25
6.50; ewes, $55.60.
Mayor Threatens to Sell Bread
at Cost to Break Up Trust
Tacoma "A mayor of Cincinnati
broke the potato trust there by ship
ping in and selling potatoes at cost.
I am going to break the bread trust in
Tacoma by the same plan, " said May
or Fawcett as he sat in his office and
explained what three loaves of bread
meant on his desk. He had previously
issued a statement denouncing the high
cost of bread in Tacoma and announced
that he was planning to sell bread at
cost in the city hall, if this was nec
essary to break local bread prices.
"This big loaf here," said the may
or, indicating what is now a 15-cent
loaf in size, "weighs 20 ounces. I
will sell this bread, fresh, at two
loaves for 15 cents. That is 40 ounces,
while the local bakera offer only 26
ounces for 15 cents. This smaller loaf
Is a full pound and will sell for
Flour is a little more than 4 cents
a pound and that is the principal in
gredient of bread. A pound of flour
will make considerable more than
pound of bread because the latter is
mostly water. It will take less than
a cent to make a loaf of bread and cut
ting out the delivery cost and selling
at cost, I can sell it at these priceB.
This bread is as good as any made in
Tacoma, and is made by one of the
cleanest bakeries in the state.
"I will first endeavor to have the
housewives make their own bread to
break the prices, and if this does not
affect it, 1 will begin selling bread at
cost from the city hall."
29 Cows Are Condemned.
Marshfield, Or. Dr. J. L. Masson,
deputy state veterinarian, of Myrtle
Point, condemned 29 cows in the dairy
herd belonging to Clarence and Henry
Schroeder, of Arago, following a tu
berculin test, which developed four
suspects in addition to those which
gave reaction. The Schroeder Broth-
era have applied for slaughter under
inspection, and the cattle will probably
be killed within the next week. In
the meantime they are quarantined,
The herd is in the heart of the best
dairying district in the county.
under sucn circumstances the own
ers of condemned cattle are paid $25,
half by the state and half by the coun
ty, while the meat, if passed by the
inspector, and the hides, are the prop
erty of the owners.
Demand for Eggs is Better.
Portland The demand for eggs has
been stimulated by the lower tempera
tures. On the market street Friday
there were sales at 44 and 45 cents,
case count, and candled eggs moved at
47 and 48 cents. Sellers at the Ex
change asked 46 cents for case count,
with no bids. Butter was firm all
around. Fresh extras were offered at
38 cents, and firsts at 35 cents at the
Exchange, with no bids. For storage
extras, 33 cents was bid and 26 cents
asked. There were no bidders for dairy
butter, which was offered at 80 cents.
Decrease in Storage Butter Stocks,
Portland Reports from 179 cold
storages show that their rooms contain
82,269,098 pounds of creamery butter,
as compared with 95,640,774 pounds In
205 storages on October 1. The 142
storages that reported holdings on No
vember 1 of this year and last show
present stock of 79.294,074 pounds, as
compared with 92,718,649 pounds last
year, a difference of 13,424,575 pounds,
or 14.6 per cent. The reports of 152
storages show that their holding de
creased 14 per cent during October, as
compared with September.
UKKEY hud been a
part, the principal part,
of the Scott's Thanks
giving bill of fare ever
since Bob could remem
ber, real Vermont tur
key thut they raised
on their Vermont farm
and fed with corn from
the Vermont hills. But
the particular hill on
which the Scott acres
lay seemed better suit
ed to the turkeys than to the corn ;
and, along la the very early spring
of 1801, Bob's father decided to
try a newer country to the South
and West. Late March found them
breuking a clearing for a new
farm in East Tennessee. They got
their corn in, although a little late;
they bred a few hogs und a small flock
of sheep; but, when they wanted tur
key, they didn't go to the barnyard for
but up Into the hills; for father's
trusty rifle and trusty eye were n com
bination no wild turkey could hope to
There were plenty of rumors of war
while the Yankee from Vermont was
carving out a home there In the South.
When wur cuuie, that Yankee made his
way overland and enlisted In the com
pany from his old valley In Vermont,
leaving Bob to take the responsibility
of the Tennessee farm on his young
shoulders. Bob did very well; und,
when November cunie In due course, he
got the rifle down from its pegs above
the fireplace and went up the hills In
search of a bird. He had been up there
before with his father, but this was
his first turkey hunt alone.
There was a trull that led from the
hog-lot up to the ridge, and along the
ridge, among the granddnddy poplars
and cherries nnd through the sweet
gum brush. Bob followed it until three
that afternoon without so much as a
sign of turkey; and, ns he had no In
tention of spending a night In the hills,
It begun to look as though he must re
turn empty-handed. Then suddenly he
heard a rocket off
there to the east
of the trail
Some great liv
ing thing swept
across the ridge
like a cloud, Bob's
gun was up to his
shoulder lu an In
stant, although he
shook with ns bad
a case of buck fe
ver as a boy ever
had. "Bang!" he
blazed away at
the flying cloud.
It did not stop,
lie must huvu
missed. But ns
the report (lied
Blazed Away at the
away he heard
the whir change to a flutter, and the
flutter to a thud, nnd the thud to n
struggle in the brush down the hillside.
He followed the sound of that strug
gle till he came upon the bird, and bird
It wus, n turkey not so big of body as
Its spread of wings had Indicated, but
a turkey none the less fit to grace the
Scott Thanksgiving board.
The shot had broken Its right wing.
The boy decided to totp It home ns II
was, nnd he soon had It slung from his
rille barrel over his shoulder and was
picking his way down the mountain
side to tind the trail at n lower point.
It wns moonlight when he reached the
liog-ynrd, und then the house, with his
trophy, which was now quite still. Hav
ing exhibited the bird to his mother
und young sister, he laid It In the hay
loft In the stable, and, after a full
recital of his hunt, went to bed, us
tired a boy us ever bugged a turkey,
and probably more tired than nuy boy
who never did.
Now, n most surprising thing hap
pened the next morning. Wheu Bob
opened. the stable door the turkey was
still there, hut it wus standing on both
feet nnd with one wing trailing ou the
ground. And, Instead of fluttering
away as a regular wild turkey should,
it looked up nt him with a look half
curiosity nnd half appeal. It hopped
a few steps away when he approached,
and then allowed Bob to touch It with
"Well, fellow," said Rob, "you don't
seem to be very much a-scart."
"I see by the market reports that turkey are going to be higher."
"You can bet your life we are. We're going to be as high as the tallest
tree we can find."
YOU CAN'T ALWAYS BE SURE
We enould be thankful that everybody who pulls a wishbone and gets
the long piece doesn't get his or her wish.
He looked at the wounded wing, then
scratched his head a moment, and then
was off to the
cabin on a run,
shutting the sta
ble door behind
h 1 in. When he
returned he went
to work wilh ban
dages. He ' may
not have beeu
much of n sur
geon or a bone
setter, but what
he lacked In skill
he nuule up lu
Meanwhile his en
ing the Thanks
giving feast rath
er oozed away
"If It's all the
Cautious Knock on
the Cabin Door.
same to you, ma," he said that night,
"I'd a-just as soon have bacon fer din
"All right, sonny," the mother laugh
ed and agreed. And thnt Is how Yank
became a member of the Scott family.
For Ynnk he wus named. To Southern
pnrtisnns It was n term of opprobrium,
but to Bob a term of affection so ev
erybody was satisfied.
By good financiering In the spring
Mrs. Scott was able to add a small
flock of fowls to the Scott possessions,
Including some turkeys. With these
Yank mingled, not without a tinge of
condescension. He never did recover
the use of that wing, but ho could run
like a dog, using the good left wing ns
a plane now and then to lift hlra to
the top of a fence. If Olive Clinnute,
the Inventor of the aeroplane, hud seen
Yank, we might have hud thnt Inven
tion n half century before we did.
Ynnk showed no disposition to leave
the Scott plnce, seeming to prefer the
good corn to woodland pickings.
It wns Reldom that any word or ru
mor trickled through from Bob's fa
ther, nnd then there was a silence of
months that left the Scott household
very solemn indeed. The sympathies
of the neighbors were Southern; but,
be It recorded to their credit, they
treated the Scotts with Just as much
kindness as If the hend of the family
had not gone Into the Union army. But
when the guerrillas began to operate
In the valleys below, there wns reason
for some uneasiness, regardless of
One morning, Just at the break of
dawn, there was a caul lexis knock on
the cabin door. Trembling with appre
hension, the family roused Itself. The
latch lifted, but the man who entered
wus clothed In blue. Boh could scarce
ly believe thnt this red-bearded mnn
wns his father.
His story was short nnd soon told.
He hud been wounded and sepuruted
from his regiment. AVhen he recov
ered, he was assigned, quite willingly,
to n detail to round tip the guerrillas ;
and, as he was familiar with the vi
cinity he was now scouting on their
trail. He was to lie quiet that day,
gathering such Information as he
could, and return to his conirndes that
"I tell you, pop," cried Boh. "I'll go
down below nnd see whnt I can see
niuf let ynu know !" It appealed to the
boy's desire for adventure and to the
soldier's desire for Information. So,
after some reluctance and- many cau
tions, the boy wus allowed to go. To
divert suspicion, for the turkey would
attract more attention, than the boy,
Yank was permitted to accompany him.
The boy und the bird were famlllur fig
ures In the neighborhood.
Three miles from home a voice
laughed, "Here's a turk fer your din-
i ,jvj.M; -
ner, captain," nnd Bob found he had
walked into a hornets' nest. They took
the two to a cubln a little back from
the pike and asked the boy a few ques
tions, without gaining any lnformutlon.
Nor did he loose his hold on Yank,
though the bird struggled to be free. A
bluck-hrowed ginnt entered.
"There's a Ynnk
up on the ridge
in a cabin thar,
nnd a hundred of
'em yonder on the
" "You fellahs
make u ride for it
at sundown," said
the captain, "and
grab that Yank.
They nre the fel
lahs that hung
Jed Speed. We'll
have a little hang
Iti' party our
selves." What could Bob
do to warn his fa
ther? Run for It
Familiar Figures In
Then he thought of Yank. Hardly
knowing why, he let go his hold.
There wns a squawk and a flut
ter, a man at the door was nearly
knocked from his feet, and a feathered
thing thnt half ran and half flew made
for the pike and the woods beyond.'
"He got awnyl" "Thar goes your
dinner, captain," and a half-dozen
shots all came at the same Instant. As
for the boy, he poured outdoors with
the rest nnd plunged into the woods
back of the cabin.
Two hours later a turkey, both of
whose wings drooped now, the left one
stained with blood, fluttered into the
Scott clearing. To go to the boy was
the father's first thought, to go for help
(he second nnd better one.- It was a
bit risky, but over the ridge he went
and down the mountainside.
Bob circled and crossed the pike a
mile above. On a white stone by the
road he saw a drop of red. "Well, they
hit him but didn't git him," he said.
That evening, Just as the sun dipped
to the West, there was another hor
nets' nest on the ridge. But this time
it was the enemy that wnlked Into it
There was time for only n few shots.
But the guerrilla captain heard them In
the valley below nnd decided that It
would be well to move on, leaving his
missing men to Join him as best they
But they never did. Next night, 20
miles away, the captain turned to one
of his men and asked :
"Do you reckon that fool bird had
anything to do with it?"
As for Yank, the battle-scarred vet
eran, what was one wing more or lessj
He lived to see peace return to the
mountains, and to all Tennessee, and
to the nation. And you may be sure
he never played the principal part in
any Thanksgiving dinner.
(CopyrlRht. 1916, Wetlprn NeWBPHper Union.)
The cider sparkles bright and clear,
The corn la husked, Thunksslvlng-'i' near;
The doughnut hour of life draws nlfh
And golden glows the pumpkin pie.
No Longer Sectional.
In former years the hnrvest holiday
wus observed more religiously and
with more zest In New England that
In any other pnrt of the country. Dur
ing the colonial period It had the same
.ink la Massachusetts that Christmas
had in old England a day for sodal
festivity as well as a day of religious
significance, but since the Civil war
Its observance has been characterized
by more or less fervor In every section
of this wide land.
Early Thanksgiving Festival.
The Continental congress recom
mended duys of thanksgiving annual
ly during the Revolution, and In 1784
for the return of peace. And Wash
ington appointed a Thanksgiving fes
tival In 17S0 after the adoptlou of
Give Honor to Connecticut
Close students of American history,
on account of the regularity observed,
give the palm to Connecticut as belnfc
through civil authority, responsible for
the present annual Thanksgiving cele
bration by tie tuition.