Cleveland County Leader. (Lexington, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 10, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 29, 1900 Page: 2 of 8
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To the popular mlad tZie Word
"Thanksgiving" stands for a day of
festivity. But they who lose Its sub A|| prance Goes W||d 0yer The
jecuve meaning in mere creature en-
The train due at Paris Junction at ( He strode away, and they were aione.
•■'35 was ten minutes late on Thanks- j Outside the sleet contined to fall. Zoe
riving morning. As it halted before turned from the dreary picture framed
the little station, which stood amid ! by the window with a sigh that
bare brown fields at the crossing of sounded strangely like ona of con-
ihe two railroads, a gentleman and a tent.
lady stepped to the platform. They talked fitfully. Both avoided
The lady gathered her sealskin cape referring to the past, and the present
around her and hurried into the depot.
She was a plump, middle-aged woman
with a dear, dark face. When the
gentleir.an entered the room, she wa3
addressing the station agent.
"IIow long before the next t-ain
west on the other road?" she asked in
* voice of peculiar swetness.
The man started and drew nearer.
"There won't be 'not^r tran till
But there is one due in a few min-
"It's gone. Your train was late."
She gasped. "What am I to do? I
must be at Latimer before 2."
"I don't know."
Blie turned appealing!?- to her fcl-
held little in common for them. Yet
as they talked of the events of the
day, of books, and of people whom
they both knew, an unconscious change
came over them. As in the days of
old, she was aware of a tender defer-
•Dce sbow« toward her, a deferenc#
that was genuine and had in it noth-
ing of patronage.
After a time Bartley glanced at his
watch and rose to his feet.
"I am going to raid the surrounding
country and see what I can do in the
way of a Thanksgiving dinner."
"Not in this storm," she cried, and
her clear dark eyes fell before his.
"I have an umbrella. Besides I am
used to storms."
He was gone some time. When he
returned, she was at the door to meet
"I see you were successful," pointing
to the bundles he carried.
He shook his head. "You will think
It a poor success. ■ At the agent's
home dirt was too plentiful. I saw
we could not think of dining there. I
made my way to another house, only
to find It locked. However, there is
a postofflce near, where the agent as-
sured me I would find a 'store.' There
—well, the contents of these paper
bags will tell the story."
She laughed as merrily as a child,
and began to peer into the bags. Soon
.^4, they were seated, she In the chair, he
on the bench in front of her. Sheets
from a newspaper he happened to
have in his pocket were spread over
their laps, and on these they placed
crackers, cheese, peanuts and sticks of
red and white strlppd candy.
"I'm sorry,'' Bartley began, eyeing
the spread with evident disfavor, "but
It is the best the land affords. Here Is
a part of every eatable thing in the
merchant's stock, save gum, molasses
and articles that must be cooked. It
is a poor Thanksgiving dinner to offer
The name slipped from hiin un-
awares. She blushed and began to talk
lightly. All constraint vanished. The
burden of years seemed to have fallen
from them. Suddenly she looked up,
an arch smile curving her lips.
"Think of the tables at which we
them. The station apent had retired expected to sit today. Remember the
to Ills little den, which contained hi.s j various delicacies, the silver, china,
joyment suffer a misfortune and mlsa
To our fathers, Thanksgiving wxs a
sacrament. It was one of their acts
of religion to set apart for it an an-
nual day. Heaven had blessed their
harvests, and they wished to express
In a special way appreciation of its
Nothing In their example was more
sane and sensible than the creation of
this Novembsr family custom, now be-
come national. There have been
changes of our social life since the
old time. These have made It les<- etsy
to observe the day so generally with
public rites of worship, but the ordi-
nance holds its place with pleasing fit-
ness, and with ample reason.
We have a thousandfold more to be
devoutly glad for than our fathers
had; and the feeling and the faith
they carried with them to the "solemn
WILL ASK FOR MEDIATION.
Oilcloth Wall Pnpor.
The last use to be made of oilcloth
is in "papering" the kitchen, ceiling
and the bathroom walls. Its smooth
surface affords no lurking place for
germs and dust and smoke c.ji
readily wiped off.
Amnesty In Peru.
The Peruvian legislature has passed
1 a law granting absolute amnesty to all
Dijon, France, Nov. 20.—Paul Kruger persons who may ha\e been concerned
was received at all points on his jour-
ney toward Paris with great demon-
strations. both by official, soldiers and
At points passed through infantry
and cavalrymen on foot drew up near
the roadside, whirled their liats around
their heads and gave the military
salute. The most remarkable demon-
stration along the route occurred at
Lyons station as the train slowed down
on entering the town, the windows and
roofs of houses in view were seen to be
occupied by people. When it stopped
in the wide lofty station every inch
was covered with a concourse of thou
In any political transgression or of-
fenses, with the right to fill publln
offices. All political prisoners con\
fined at Lima have been set at liberty^
A PROMINENT LADY
Speaks in Highest Terms of Pernna
as a Catarrh Cure.
Mrs. M. A. Theatro, member R&.
becca Lodge, Iola Lodge; also member
of Woman's Relief Corps, writes the
j following letter from 1838 Jackson
street, Minneapolis, Minn.:
assembly" we can radiate in brighter \ sands who sent up mighty shouts of
homes and wider activities of kind-
The unfolding Christian ag« has
given us the larger thought of tie
meaning and mission of freedom and
of civilization; the grander type and
idea of benevolence; the tenderer be-
liefs that sweeten life and death with
hope. For all these let us thank God.
Gratitude Is not only "a natural
function of the healthy soul"; it Is
its wealth. Invest it. Its Interest will
enrich the character, and uplift ths
THE FIRST THANKSGIVING.
few traveler. He stepped forward,
lifting his hat.
A glance into the strong face lighted
by frank gray eyes, and she gave a
little cry, a soft rose-pink flush stain-
ing her cheeks.
"Leon Bartley! How do you hap-
pen to be here?" and she timidly ex-
tended her hand.
"I am on my way to spend Thanks-
giving with my old friends, the Her-
rington\ at Latimer."
"And I to eat my Thanksgiving tur-
key with my cousin, Lulu Myers."
A moment's silence fell between
desk, leaving the two travelers In pos
session of the room. There was a brisk !
lire in the stove, and the air was laden
With the fumes of the soft coal. Aside j
from the stove, the sole furniture of
the room consisted of a wooden bench
which extended along two siles. The !
uncurtained windows were dingy and '
Outside there was only the shining
tracks and the fields. At a little dis-
tance a solitary farmhouse could be
They were roused by a dash of froz-
en sleet against the windows. Bart-
ley Hdvanced to the door of the little
Inner room, saying:
"I will see If there Is not some way
out of our trouble."
Left alone, Zoe Freeman drew hei
cloak around her and let her mlud
wander back to the past. Fifteen
yiais before she had been the prom-
ised wife of Leon Bartley. They had
quarreled and, In a fit of pique, she
had married Robert Freeman. Wealth
and social position had been hers, but
Freeman soon became a helpless In-
valid, and life held little for her save
the cares and duties of a nurse. A
year ago death had set her free.
Leon Hartley had never married.
They had met occasionally, but never
since Freeman's death.
Here her thoughts were Interrupted
ty the return of Bartley.
"It Is as you feared. There Is no
way you can rea Latimer before 5.
There are few passenger trains upon
slther of these roads. 1 am very sorry
for your disappointment."
Her face flushed, then paled. "We
must wait with what patience we can,"
ehe mid, unconsciously using the plu-
He brought for her from the Innei
room the only chair In the building.
A few moments later the station agjnt
"i coin' to tho house awhile."
embroidered linen and flowers, then
note the contrast. Is not this a
He leaned forward, and again her
eyes sank before his. "I remember it
all, and yet I feel like returning thanks
because I am here—with you."
Just then the station agent entered.
A freight train came in Bight and
''.alted. Zoe retreated to a window
while the men went out and in the de-
pot. Aftur a short time the train
went on, and the agent again left the
Bartley oame at once to her side. "In
an hour there will be a train going
back to your home. You will take it,
will you not?"
She nodded. In an hour they would
be separated. There would be noth-
ing of this strange Thanksgiving day
save a memory.
He came a step closer.
"Let me go -vlth you, Zoe."
"What do >ou mean?"
"I mean I love you still. Neither
have you forgotten. Why should we
lose one hour of the happiness life
holds for us? We will go to your
home and this very night become hus-
band and wife."
She shook her head, although she
did not draw back when he took both
her hands In his.
"No, Leon. Not today."
"It's well, it's unconventional."
He laughhed lightly, for he knew his
victory was won.
"This has been an unconventional
Thanksgiving, darling. It Is a real
one, though. I never knew what tho
word meant until I could give thanks
for you and your love."
Tha snow upon the hillside lay,
And thatched the cottage rouf.
The web of vii -,s by the Pilgrim's door
was tilled with Icy woof.
The boughs were leafless on the trees.
Across the barren plain
Tho north w.nd swept despairingly
And moaned like one in pain.
(It whimpered like some hungry child
That clasps its parent's hand
And pleads tor b;• Rii when there is nom
In all she drear; iund.i
Above the little Plymouth town,
Circling with empty maw,
Mocklr.g their hunger, flew the crow.
Shrieking his "haw, haw, haw."
Patience, a blue-eyed maiden,
(Her eyej with tears wore dim,)
iTrom hunger feeble, trembling knelt
_ And raised her voice to H. 1.
"Di ar Dod," « e tx.d in pleading tones,
(. Tender, plaintive and sweet,
'Te s aimc.t 'tarveu, ah' wun't '00 pleas*
Send down some f.ngs to eat?"
Then a!l day lorg her watchful eyes
Gazed denvn the village street,
Not uouoting but she soon would see
Borne one with "fings to eat."
Ana lo! before the sun had set.
With wild fowl lafcen down
Four hunter. frotn the forest drear
Came marching Into town.
And (as In a «w r to th« prayer).
To add to all the cheer,
And banish famine frum the place,
Came Indians with deer.
Tha joyous villagers rushed out
The ladeAcd on^s to meet,
But Patience knelt and said: "Fanks, Dod,
Fjr sendln' flngs to eat."
—Artnur J. Burdlck.
Creaun of Game.
Red Piiappcr a l'lcsrlenne.
Tenderloin Pi',us a la Proveucaje.
Stuffed Tomatoes. Broiled Mushrooms.
Koast Turkey. Cranberry Bauae.
Cauliflower. Stufted Egg-plant
Squabs en Compote.
Roast Saddle of Vtrtiaon.
Maeedolno Salad. Plum Pudding.
Cheese. Coffte. JTi ull
Thanksgiving House Parties.
The country has Its charms Nr net a
few Thanksgiving lovers, Country-
house life has grown in popularity of
recent years. Thanksgiving house par-
ties at the great country mansions on
Wednesday (Thanksgiving EvoJ last
until tho following Monday.
Twenty-live poople at least, perhaps
thirty, are invited for these festivities.
The girls bring wardrobcv They must
have ball gowns, morning frocks and
athletic costumes. The days are de-
voted to sports, the evenings to sing'
Ing and music. Iters are horses, .*-
cycles and carriages for everybody.
Thanksgiving day itself Is marked by
i superb dinner. A ball follows.
"Long Live Kruger" and "Down with
the English." Again and again the
rafters resounded with the plaudits for
the Boers and the anti-English cries.
It was a memorable scene. The people
swarmed on the tops and roofs of the
train and even clambered on the loco-
motive. Many clung to the gas lamps
and here also a few climbed to the roof
of Mr. Kruger's car.
A noteworthy feature in the crowd
at Lyons station was the presence of a
number of French officers in uniform,
who joined heartily in the cheering.
Brussels, Nov. 26.—The Soir says
that Mr. Kruger on his arrival at The
Hague will ask for ir^diation and if
unsuccessful he will name publio all
the documents of state in his posses-
sion showing the secrets of the war.
The paper adds that Mr. Kruger be-
lieves that when Europe knows the
truth it will produce such an outburst
of public opinion that Great Britain
will be compelled to be less harsh.
The Soir adds that, failing this, Mr.
Kruger will return to the Transvaal.
White River I'tei,
Denver, Nov. 27.—"Arrest the in-
vading Indians." This was the order
Governor Thomas gave Tom Johnson,
game commissioner, at the conclusion
of a. conference in the governor's
office. The commissioner would say
Mrs. M. A. Theatro, Minneapolis, Minn,
Peruna Medicine Co., Columbus, 0.
Gentlemen—"As a remedy for ca-
tarrh I can cheerfully recommend Pe-
runa. I have been troubled with
chronic catarrh for over six years. I
had tried several remedies without re-
lief. A lodge friend advised me to try
Peruna, and I began to use It faith-
fully before each meal. Since then I
have always kept it in the house. I
am now in better health than I hava
been in over twenty years, and I feel
sure my catarrh is permanently
Peruna cures catarrh wherever lo-
cated. As soon as Peruna remove*
I systemic catarrh the digestion becomes
ffood, nerves strong, and trouble van-
ishes. Peruna strengthens weak
nerves, not by temporarily stimu-
lating them, but by removing th«
. - 5ause of weak nerves—systemic ca-
nothing concerning his plans for ac- j tarrh. This Is the only cure that
tion, except that he proposed to go ! las*?' Pen3f>ve the cause; nature will
into Routt county, secure the co-opera- | ° rest:' ^>eruaa removes the cause.(
tion of a posse of from fifty to 100 men, Address The Perunn Medicine Com- •
led by the sheriff, and them march Co,utn?u9> Ohio, for a book
against the Indians. In the event
they put up a fight, the executive has
promised aid by cavalry from tho
treating 0/ Catarrh in its different
phase} and stjges, also a book en-
titled "Health and Beauty," written
especially for wool""
The more a wise man thinks the less/
he is apt to talk.
Faith and hope may die, but charity
Ilest for the Rowel*.
No matter what ails you, headache
to a cancer, you will never get well
until your bowels are put right
CASCARETS help nature, cure you
without a gripe or pain, produce easy
natural movements, cost you Just 10
cent3 to start getting your health back.
CASCARETS Candy Cathartic, the
genuine, put up in metal boxes, every
tablet has C. C. C. stamped on it. Be-
ware of imitations.
Agreeable advice is seldom useful
Generals Grant and Fnnston.
Manila, Nov. 27.—Lieutenant Fred-
erick W. Alstaetter, of the United
States engineering corps, who was re-
cently released by the insurgents, has
arrived in Manila. He had been in
captivity at Bubalto since Angust I.
General Funston surrendered the rebel
major, Vantus, on the release of Lieu-
tenant Alstaetter. It is unofficially
reported that General Torres has been
captured. Geueral Grant wired Gen-
eral A\ heaton that the entire garrison
at San Jose had been captured, but
General Torres was not among them.
Indebtedness of Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 20.—Official figures
made public show Chicago's total in-
debtedness to be 820,332,000. This is
the first complete statement of the
municipal debt that has ever been
made, and was issued by Corporation
Council Walker in answer to a bill
filed in court to restrain the city from
issuing bonds to build new bridges.
Protect Treasure In Transit.
Cheyenne, Wyo„ Nov. 20.—The Un- |
ion Pacific has adopted the plan of j
placing armed guards upon its trains :
which carry large shipments of money.
Trains 1 and 4, which take most of j
the treasure shipments, have already act as its own undertaker,
been garrisoned with these guards.
Col. Tom Cooper, Cheyenne, is in
charge of the armed force on one of the
Coughs tell you that there Is some-
thing wrong in throat or lungs. It is
the cause, not the cough, that you must
look after. Morley's Honey Pectoral
searches out tho cause of trouble; t
heals the inflamed surfaces, stops the
Irritation, loosens the cough and cures
you thoroughly. Sold by agent in
Hard times breeds one class of sin-
ners and prosperity breeds another.
To Promote Good Digestion.
If after Thanksgiving Day the appe-
tite Is poor take Qarlleld Tea; It will
cleanse the system and stimulate the
Regret not the past; let the dead past
A Sure f rM-mo
KIDDER'S PASTILLES. '
This is the season of the year when
you can walk out into the woods,
throw a ptiek into a hickory or walnut
tree and knock down a shower of
CJod'n Prw<ta r*.
Try <0 realize God's presence; ths
I realiring it ever so little has a wonder-
| fully soothing Influence on the heart,
j Say secretly: "The Lord Is In His holy
temple (His temple of tho Inner man);
keep silence, O my heart, before Him."
The mind wants steadying many times
a day.—E. M. Goulburn.
Y. M. V. A. Executive Committee.
Wichita, Kas., Nov. 27.—The follow-
ing executive committee was elected by
the Y. M. C. A. convention: J, E. Niss-
ley, Topeka; Sumner Whitson, Well-
ington; E. II. Andersop, Topeka;
Thomas Page, Topeka; E. F. Caldwell,
Lawrence; C. W. McClure, Emporia;
Frank Nelson, Topeka; Thomas M.
Potter, Poabody; D. F. Shirk, Cotton-
wood Falls; L. I. Stadden, Fort Scott;
Governor W. E. Stanley, Topeka;
Rovert Stone, Topeka; J. M. Knapp,
Wichita; Ellsberry Martin, Wichita;
Dr. F. A. Porter, Pittsburg; S. Dltzell,
Leavenworth; Willis K. Foulks, Law-
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