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“No one but Hogan, the janitor.”
“Was he in the room?"
"No, I ¡1111 sure he was not.”
"Did you see hint at all between twelve
“Yes," said Frank, "he came to the rear
door ami called me to go back and look at
team ot tine horses in the alley."
"How long were you out of the room?”
"Not more than two minutes.”
“Could a person '’ome from the front
hall duriug that time without your know
"No, indeed,” said young Orr, earnestly;
"1 locked the door before 1 ran out to
look at the horses.”
’Then if the jewelry was taken while
you were in charge it could have been
taken by no one but yourself,” I said
somewhat severely to see what effect the
conclusion would have on the prisoner.
"It looks bad for me, sir, especially as
one of the rings was found in my overcoat
“That last fact counts for nothing.” I
remarked, and add«): "Tell me candidly,
Orr, have you no theory upon which the
thing can he explained?”
“No. sir. I have not; it seems very
strange; I can’t understand it,” he said,
his voice trembling perceptibly, and his
eyes again tilling with tears.
It was now noon of the day before
Thanksgiving day—the day toward which
Frauk Orr hail been looking forward joy
fully for uiauy weeks. But since his un
just arrest he had abandoned ail hope of
going, and a message hud been wired to
his mother, announcing that unexpected
circumstances would prevent his being
there. "Now, off for Vermont,” I said us
we came out of the court room together.
"You will not have much time to lose,
but you can make your train ami reach
home in time for dinner yet. Come back
as soou as you can,” I said, when we
parted, "and come straight to my office.
No more work in a jewelry shop for you,
Iu this little sketch 1 have told you of
the remarkable circumstances under
which 1 became acquainted with my prom
ent law partner, The neat sign over our
office door now reads*
* * *
LAWSON & OR It,
Frank Orr has spent many pleasant
Thanksgiving days since lie came to New
York, but he still declares that none have
been half so delightful as the day he runi-
FIRST THANKSGIVING DINNER.
Iudian Chiefs Were Hospitably Enter
tained by Pilgrim Fathers.
The first Thanksgiving was appointed
by Gov. Bradford, at Plymouth, Mass.,
in 1(121, the year following the landing of
the Pilgrims, in order that the Colonists
in a more special way could rejoice to
gether at having all thing* in good and
plenty, writes Clifford Howard in the
Ladies’ Home Journal. In preparation for
the feast “gunners were sent into the
woods for wild turkeys, which abounded
there in great numbers; kitchens were
made ready for preparing the feast—espe
cially the large one in Dame Brewster’s
house, which warn under the immediate
direction and charge of Priscilla Moline»,
she who afterward became the wife of
John Alden—while a messenger was dis-
patched to invite Massasoit, the chief of
the frieudly tribe, to attend the celebra-
“Early on the morning of the appointed
Thursday—al>out the first of November—
Massasoit and ninety of his warriors ar
rived on the outskirts of the village, and
with wild yells announced their readiness
to enjoy the hospitality of their white
brethren. The little settlement, w hich now
consisted of seven dwellings and four
WOMEN IN BUS'NESS.
ARROLL D. WRIGHT. In an ar
ticle in the Cbautauquan on. "Are
Women Hurting the Chances of
Men in Business?" makes the following
“The fact is absolutely demonstrated
that the proportion of females in all oc
cupations followed is gradually in
creasing, and that women are to some
Janet ‘cott’n Long Journey,
extent entering into places at the ex
Journeying tor a month across two
pense ot the males. A closer study of
all the facts, however, shows that oceans and one continent, a distance of
while the statement just made is true, nearly 10,000 miles, is a big task for
women are more generally taking tlie a seasoned traveler, yet this is what a
places of children. Through the influ
ence of a higher intelligence and the
action of law, the number of children
employed iu manufactures is constant
ly decreasing. In 1870 the percentage
of children of the whole number of per-
j sons employed in manufacturing was
5.58, while in 1890 the percentage was
only 2.68. In very many classes, as
children have been excluded through
law and other influences, adult women
j have to some extent taken their places.
[ There need not be any alarm, there
fore. as to the encroach in« tits of women
upon the occupations held by men.”
SONG OF THE THANKFUL TIME.
Bibs for tlie Baby.
We think of Thanksgiving at seeding time;
)a the swelling, unfolding, budding time.
Wls'n the heart of nature anil hearts of uieu
Itejol«- in the earth grown young again.
We dream of the harvest, of Held ami vine.
And granaries full, at Thanksgiving time.
We think of Thanksgiving In growing time;
I a the time of flowers, and the vintage
When the pulms ot the year’s strong hands
With fruitage, with grain, and with sweets
<11» t i 1 led.
When the dream of hope Is a truth sublime.
Then niir hearts make room for tue tlianktul
We think of Thanksgiving In harvest time:
In the yielding, gathering, golden lluie;
Whim the sky Is fringed with a b>I> "llsf-
And the blushing maples by frost lips kissed.
When the barns are full with the harvest
And the .'¿owning, thankful day draws near.
It is claimed that the children of
what Is known as the "400" wear
cheaper and more serviceable articles
of dress than those who are less able
to afford expensive ones. Be that as
it may. it is certain that the little chil-
dren of the rich are noted for their
tasteful dress, which is at the same
time not in the least extravagant. In
Central 1‘ark the other day, says an
exchange, there appeared a nurse with
the three little children of a New York
millionaire. They hail their lunch bas-
kets with them, and they wore little
bibs that would attract your attention
We think of Thanksgiving at resting time:
The . lr<de i ollipli ted Is but a chime
lu the song of life, in the Ilves of men.
We harvest the toll of our years, and then
We wait at i lie gate of tne King s highway
For the dawn of our souls 1 uauksglvlug
—Bose Hartwick Thorpe.
JUST IN TIME
SIDE from some noted criminal
prosecutions which I conducted
several years ago, the incident
which I tun about to relate was one of
the most interesting chapters in my pro
fessional life. It had been a stormy No
vember day. During ..........mining the ruin
had come down in torrents, inward noon
the water began to crystallize as it de
scended, and all afternoon the snow had
blowing mid drifting in a very un
comfortable way. It grew dark early.
Perhaps it was because of this that I de
cided to go home an hour earlier than
usual. 1 say perhaps, because I have al
ways thought that providence bail some
thing to do with my going out on to the
street at that moment. Passing up Broad
way 1 turned into Fourteenth street to
cross to the elevated railroad station.
Near the corner 1 eiieuuiitered it crowd
of men and boys, in the center of which
stood n bluecont with a prisoner. Stand
ing on tip toe I saw that the prisoner
was a young Ind with a remarkably hand
some face and gentlemanly manner. A
call had been sent in for a patrol wagon,
and the policeman was waiting the re
sponse. Tlie boy looked thoroughly fright
It is a trine mysterious,
young bled over the snow-clad hills of Vermont,
ened. As I reached the spot he was pro
friend." I said, rising. "But I somehow ran up the old lane under the apple trees,
testing his innocence ami begging to be
believe you are not ¡he guilty party. 1 greettsl old Nero with a shout that woke
will ask the sergeant to give you a more the echoes, ami burst into the dear old
"I tell you honestly, sir, it is a mistake.
comfortable place than this for the night. home just in time for dinner.—Lawrence
I know nothing of the jewelry. I am In
In the morning I will see you again.”
nocent, sir; I am, truly.”
When :he case came up at the Jefferson
line' Ephraim Gives Thanks.
"That's all right, you young rascal,” Market puli«1 court next day I secured an
the policeman replied. "Nobody that's nr adjournment. Then I went to work vigor I t'nnksde Lawil fo’ de crispy air
An’ de spahklin' crus’ on de snow,
rest is I ever steals anything. But when ously to hunt down the thief. 1 started
’ de life dnt t’robs in o) dahkey’s veins,
we get our clutches on 'em they don't out on the theory of Frank's innocence. Fo Ez
Novembah breezes blow.
generally turn out such innocents as they Then, it was il«ir that the janitor could Fo’ Ilf«' an’ tub I t anks de l.awd
*N’ shall w’lle 'e gibs me href—
not himself have stolen the goods. He
’N” las’ night, fo’ sho’,
Just then tile patrol wagon dashed up. might have had an accomplice, however,
Et de hen house do’,
two officers alighted, ami the boy was who may have been concealed somewhere
Ez I stepped in
Fo' ter do my mahketln',
quickly hustled up the steps of the wagon in the room, and carried off the jewelry
and driven off,
Fo' feah my Ike
while Frank was taking his two-minute
"What itntion?" I asked ns they drove view of the horses in the alley. Thia rttief
An’ ol’ Deakln Green
Hed swep’ de roostses dean—
off toward the south. There was no re might have dropjs-d the ring into Frank's
Finn er «wellin’ brews’ I t’anked de Lawd
ply. b nt by milking rapidly in the direc
pocket so as to point suspicion toward
Ter tin’ dey was sebberal lef’!
tion taken by the officers I soon brought Its owner.
up at the Mercer street station, where, ns
The Ivory God.
My theory proved correct. A guardtsl
an attorney, I soon obtain«! mi interview talk with some people living near the
The ivory god has taken the |dnce of
with the I ik I whose face had so greatly home of Hogan, the janitor, made me ac the Dresden statuette and the dainty
Interested mo. When I was shown to his quainted with his character and habits.
and fragile filigree toy. A few years
«■ell he was weeping bitterly, mid appear- What I learned was not to his credit. I
ago every man’s ambition was to have
*d to be in absolute dsepair.
also came into poswsaion of the filet that
“I saw you «» the patrol box," I »aid by he had lieen s«m the previous night at a a sufficient number of silver trinkets to
way of introduction, “and thought I would Bowery snlism in company with a fellow till a "silver table,” and this piece of
like to find out a little more about your named Tingle, who had done time at Sing ostentation held a place In the affec
tions and the drawing-room of every
case. 1 am a lawyer; and it you are in Sing, and who was now under stirveil
nocent. as I think von must be, I will see ance by the police. I went to the saloon whimsical woman of fashionable pre
wluit can be done to get you out of thia. nameii, but learned that the men had tensions. Some of these toys were use
My name is l.awson, what is yonrs?"
only been there a tew minutes earlier in ful, such as the wee boxes and trays
“Frank Orr," he said promptly, as a the evening.
for desk or dressing table, the minia
wave of gratitude and hope swept over his
"They had no money and were sober,"
face. Then he add«!; "This is very kind the bartender explained, “so guess they ture candlesticks ami the dainty calen
of you. sir. The whole miserable biiainei« ain’t been into no crooked work of late." ' dars and photograph frames, but most
is a mistake. I never took a bit of the
The fact that they were not spending i of them were wholly frivolous and as
jewelry; not a bit."
money made me believe that if these men | Impractical as they were diminutive.
Then I sat down on the cot beside were really the thieves they had not yet
Oue woman whose soul delights In
Frank anil naked him to tell me all about sold their plunder. So I decided upon a I tiny things from lap dog to well-nigh
bold movement. Securing the aid of a ' Invisible timepieces xlrajMsl her piano
His h< >me was in Western Vermont, lie trusty detective who had once served me
•aid, and he had been in New York about in somewhat similar case, 1 went to Ho- , with a scarf of thin silk. It was arrang
ed in soft folds, each fold held in place
m year. He had come here to get a »tart gnu’s house.
A red-faced woman admit- j
in the world. While hi» Micce*» had not ted us. "Mr. Tjngle left some rings and j by a little piece of Dutch silver. The
tn'en all that hi« fancy used to paint it, other jewelry with you for safe-keeping. ” I collection, which was strewn all over
yet, considering the hard times, he had 1 said in confident tone, purposely refrain- j the top of the piano, included a violin,
done very well. Once a month hr had ing from giving any hint that suspicion ! a cradle, chairs, a clock and other arti
been aWe to »end a little money to his also testeil upon her husbiuid.
cles of "bigotry and virtue." Each
mother, who needed his help sorely. For
"The property is not Mr. Tingle's, and
• ix months past he had been employed in if you wish to save yourself from trouble I was beautifully chased and carved.
the shop of a manufacturing jeweler. That you will deliver it up to thia officer at
day twenty valuable rings ami some oth once," 1 adilixl.
of night were falling fast
er articles had disappeared from a show-
went flying past
The woman turned pale and hesitated.
ca»r. They were missed just after the A threat to place her under arrest brought To find the trees w here they «»uld stay
I'ntll the night had grown to day.
tioon hour. During that hour the work« her to a decision, and a parcel containing They rang«! along the lower limbs,
men were a I way« out at lunch. and Frank the plunder was pla.-ed in my hand.
A<xx>rdlng to their various whim*.
Except one old one. "Ah." said he.
• nd another ycung man named Lerch
At the police court next day Hogan a.nd "I guess 1 11 also clltnb a tree.
were usually in charge. But to-day Lerch Tingle were confronted with the evidence For since Thanksgiving's «'me unloosed.
was sick at home, and Frank was in the of their crime, and Frank Orr’s eyes da ne You bet your life I'm golug to roost
ts! with joy when the judge expressed re
“Did you see no one about the premises gret that so serious a mistake had been
A graceful and honorable old age Is
during that hour?” 1 asked.
made, and told him he was at liberty.
the childhood of Immortality.—Pindar. i
ehisin, embroidery and lace-making,
and usually could read. But even in
tlie eighteenth century men as culti
vated as Rousseau denied the neces
sity of education for women, while Na
poleon shared the same Idea. Even
to-day Tolstoi thinks if a woman un
derstands the Bible she has sufficient
education, but happily Tolstoi is uot an
bonnle Scotch lassie, who has seldom
been many miles from her home be
fore, has been doing to meet her sweet
heart. Her name is Janet Scott, ami
she is from Edinburgh. Seven years
ago John S. Muirhead left this bonnle
lass in Scotland and crossed the seas
to make his fortune. He settled in
Honolulu, and his sweetheart in Edin
burgh waited year after year for hint
to make a sufficient sum to warrant
their marriage The time often seem
ed long, but love was strong in the
heart of Janet, and patiently she look
ed forward to the time when their sep
aration should end.
A few weeks ago she received word
from her betrothed that the time for
their union had come, and he asked
her to hasten to the home he had in
readiness for her on the island in the
Pacific. Miss Scott waited for no sec
ond bidding. She crossed the Atlantic,
came over the continent and in San
Francisco boarded the steamer Mari
posa to take her to the man she loves.
Benefit from a Good Cry,
CHILD’S HANDKERCHIEF BIB.
right away because they were so pret
ty. They were made of linen handker
chiefs, and their pattern has been ob
tained for the benefit of the woman's
Overcoming the Stoop.
Many growing girls, especially those
tall for their age, are inclined to stoop,
and well-meaning persons often advo
cate the use of braces or shoulder-
straps as a means of correcting this.
The braces may force an upright car
riage. but they do not give the wearer
any means of maintaining it. since they
prevent the exercise of those muscles
1.—Restoration collar in batiste, edg
which should be trained to produce an
Any exercise which ed with a narrow double ruche. Cra
strengthens the muscles of back and vat of black satin. 2.—Linen collar
shoulders will aid in correcting this
defect. Tennis, handball, shuttlecock
and battledore, or even a vigorous
game of bean bags are excellent for
this purpose. Old-fashioned mothers
used to drill their stooping daughters
in walking with a plate carried on their
head, and tills is really a good practice.
High pillows and very soft mattresses
are blamed as an aid in producing this
defect, and without doubt, a flat, rather
hard bed, with low pillow is preferable
for growing children. A stooping. . wk
ward walk detracts so mueii from the
appearance that there Is every reason
to avoid it, apart from the bad effect
it exercises on the physical condition.
public buildings, was soon astir with men,
women and children, who gave the In
dians a hearty welcome as they filed into
the large square in front of the Governor’s
house. Soon the roll of a drum announc
ed the hour of prayer, for no day was be
gun without this religious service. Then
followed a holiday of feasting and recrea
tion, which continued not only’ that day
but during the two succeeding days. The
usual routine of duties was suspended;
the children romped about in merry play;
the young men indulged in athletic sports
and game« in friendly rivalry with the
Indians; the little American army of
twenty men, under the leadership of Miles
Standish, went through its drill and man
ual of arms, to the great delight and as
tonishment of the natives, while the wom
en busied themselves in the careful pre
paration of the excellent meals, which
were eaten in the open air.”
A Thanksgiving Hymn.
We thank Tliee, Lord, for dally food,
For all received of daily good;
For sunshine and the songs of birds
And melody of loving words.
We thank Thee for the books we read.
And for the books of books we need;
For hopes of earth so sweetly given.
And for the higher hopes of heaven.
To Whiten the Teeth.
A homely set ot teeth will spoil the
prettiest mouth ever fashioned after
Cupid’s bow string. On the other hand,
a common plain face becomes positive
ly attractive when the lips open and
disclose two rows of clean, well-kept
Ivories. They need not be like denti
frice ailvertisinents, and the "pearls"
of the old-fashioned heroine are iu this
l>raetleal age but lightly esteemed. But
there must be alwut the well-broomed
mouth a wholesome, cleanly look. Pre
cipitated chalk will keep the teeth in
fine condition. Have a box of it al
ways on your toilet stand an ! see what
It will do toward freshening up a dingy
mouthful of teetli.
For children’s voices full of love:
For the bright clouds that float above;
And for the tears we’ve sometimes known
For sorrows other than our own.
For loved ones here and loved ones gone.
Who still, with Thee, keep loving on;
For spirit tones that softly call,
or the cross that’s over all.
.lust the Season.
For the Itescontented Woman.
‘•Where are you going, my Turkey maid?”
“I am going a walking, sir!” she said.
•‘You had better be careful, my Turkey maid.
Or some one will ax you, miss.” he said.
It Is computed that 20,000 tons of
canned salmon are consumed annually
in thia country.
A well-known physician says that
women derive a good deal of benefit
from a good cry, and asserts that if
many who are always complaining of
feeling unwell would shed a few more
tears than they do they would not feel
so poorly. He says the benefit derived
is partly due to the increased depth of
respiration and the improvement in the
often languid circulation thereby in
duced, but to a large extent it is the; re
sult of the muscular exercise involv
ed. by which the general vascular ten-
sin. and especially tlie blood pressure
in the brain, is much reduced. Tlie
profuse How of tears no doubt also acts
strongly on the cerebral circulation in
still further reducing tension. The sob
bing movements, again, have a good
influence upon the venous circulation
in the abdominal and pelvic viscera,
which the exhaustion produced tends
to cause sleep, and thus to give the
nervous system its best chance of re
In the middle ages women were
taught to "pray and obey." In Rus
sia. where one of the proverbs is that
"a hen is not a bird and woman is not
a human being.” the woman of the
middle ages was Instructed in all
things by her husband, who Is recom
mended in a book of the time to im
press his orders upon her with the aid
of a whip, A big religious congress
gravely discussed the question wheth
er or not women had souls. Four hun
dred years ago. when woman's posi
tion had somewhat Improved, she was
couvent-bred and taught the cate-
with velvet stock and mousseline de
sole bow. 3.—Collar with double round
ed points, ornamented with tine em
broidery; 1830 cravat in silk plaid.
A Good Thing to Remember.
An unmarried woman, In writing fo
the New York Herald, in answer to
the question, “Why don't men marry?”
remarks that neither sex lielongs ex
clusively to the “angel nor devil fam
ily." If married folk always bore that
in mind perhaps wives would receive
more reward for good deeds and hus
bands more mercy for bad ones, and
there would be fewer unhappy mar
Grays in Fashion.
Of all the colors that the season
seems likely to make famous none
stands a better chance than gray. It
promises to tie popular not only on its
own account, but as an aider and abet
tor to other colors; in other words, in
Byron says that novelists who al
ways give a full length picture of
courtship seldom show more than the
bust of matrimony.
Flatterers are often dangerous; a
bee always buzzes loudest when be is
stealing a flower's honey.