The Hennessey Press. (Hennessey, Okla.), Vol. 1, No. 19, Ed. 1 Saturday, December 1, 1894 Page: 2 of 8
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//*C~^y ]jjj[ bored! That was
3FSvjj31^ what lie said and
IS?! w'ia'" 'le "leant
J" He always wanted
to be away from
town on these dull
And he had always
been very fortu-
nate in the matter
of invitations. This
year he had been asked to go up the
Hudson to the I)e Pet tits' place. And
now that was spoiled, old Mrs. De
Pettit having been so inconsiderate as
to die of heart disease the week
previous, the invitations for the house-
party were all recalled. And Lorri-
mer had the pleasing prospect of a
long, stupid day in his batchelor
apartment varied by an evening at the
club, perhaps, though he meant not to
show himself there, if possible, owing
to the likelihood of meeting Sargent,
who never was asked anywhere by
swell people and who would rejoice in
jealous consequence at Lorrimer's dis-
With these thoughts the young bank
attache, wh ose hours were immaterial,
his uncle being president of the bank,
and whose income was the result of a
legacy rather than of his salary, en-
deavored to compose himself to slum-
ber and again, after troubled dreams,
awakened to a gray November dawn.
"It's that confounded Thanksgiving
day, "he grumbled, turned over and
tried again to sleep. "The day is a
doleful oue," he meditated; "it's a
plebeian feast in every sense. The
upper classes require no one to tell
them when and for what to pray; they
know enough to render thanks to the
Lord every day 111 the year—especially
Sundays in church like decent Chris-
tians. As for this gorging oneself on
ordinary barnyard fowl, it thoroughly
Inexpressibly bored, Mr. Wilson
Lorrimer fell into another doze, which
presently became slumber, and lasted
till noon. Not employing'a valet, and
having giveu the young colored lad
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kf x'x -ifiil
"SHE'S YEI.LIN' AOAIN. "
who cared for his rooms and made his
coffee on a patent gas arrangement
from a drop tube strict orders not to
appear until midday, he suffered no
disturbance. Chris, the boy in ques-
tion, had therefore just arrived and
was busy fixing the bath, when Sir.
Lorrimer opened his eyes. It was not
Chris who awakened him, however,
but the persistent, incessant ringing
of the street bell.
"For heaven's sake," said Lorrimer,
"godowu and see what idiot is doing
Chris obeyed promptly, though it
meant four flights of stairs; but he
was a long time returning. He came
not back alone. A rustle of skirts
| betokened company. Mr. Lorrimer
wondered if his laundress expected a
holiday gift. He was out of bed and
had crawled into his slippers and pro-
fuse bath robe.
"Tell her to wait outside," he cried;
"you hear me, Chris? Tell her to
stay out What does she want, any-
way, coming here at daylight?" He
had not much idea of the time qf day.
A high soprano voice suddenly
startled him: "I will go in—I will
see him! Oh, you Lorrimer, you; you
can't escape me now! I've found you
out, try as you may, to hide in there.
I tell you I will see him!"
"What the deuce ■" yelled the
young gentleman, who then made use
of a stronger word. "Come in here.
What are you doing with a woman
out there? Come iu und shut the door
—she's made a mistake. She's look-
ing' for another man. I don't know
' No. you don't shut the door," the
woman screamed; "no you don't, Mr.
Lorrimer. I'm your wife, and I won't
be thrown out Oh! I've had a hard
enough time to find you these two
years. I've worked my way across
the continent to find you. Oh, yes!
it's easy to marry a poor girl out in
the wild mountains of the west and
then get tired of her and desert her
when her twin babies are only a
month old, so she can't follow you.
Oh, yes, Will Lorrimer—"
Mr. Lorrimer gave a hoarse shriek
and fell back on his folding-bed so
heavily that it nearly closed up with
him. Chris, having heard the wild
cry, banged the door shut in the furi-
ous woman's face and came in, look-
"My, Mr. Lorrimer, but she's got
era bad! Wouldn't blame any man
for leaving her. Oolly, but she's
"Oh, Chris!" returned the gentle-
man, faintly. "1—I swear 1 don't re-
member any woman out west There
was a girl, but I didn't look at her
much. But she—she seems to know
my name and the time I went out
there and came back. Oh! 1 don't know
— what does she mean—what does she
look like? Quick, tell me; she's kick-
ing the door in. The people down
stairs will be up in a minute. What
shall 1 do?"
Perspiration was on his forehead.
' She ain't bud looking," said Chris,
"she's kind of short and thick. She's
got yellow hair cut short and curly
and seems like she touched up her
cheeks with paint l.ooks kind o'
"She's yelling again. Go there,
Chris, go and save the door. Hear
her. She says she's got the twins
down stairs. Oh, what will I do if
tlie squalling brats come up here.
She's telling the names of the fellows
I was with—see that—Crosby—Uuttan
Oh, she knows something. What
if I did it when 1 was drunk—married
that slangy, horrid thing? She had
yellow hair that curled—she might
have cut it—what if 1 did this dread-
ful thing—and had twins and deserted
them—oh, but that couldn't be. 1
wasn't drunk for a year, though I
might have been for a night Chris,
go out again—and—and—question her.
Say I'm sick and ask her all about it.
Toll her I never did anything so
wicked and all the circumstances
have slipped my memory. Get the
Chris flew out and shut the door be-
hind him. At that instant the street
bell began to ring again. Lorrimer
hurried his face in t'ne pillow and
stopped his ears with the bath-robe.
It was the twins perhaps. He forgot
that two yoars old is young to reach
The next he knew Chris had re-
turned, letting himself und another in
with the latch key. Lorrimer felt a
hand on his shoulder and heard the
voice of a former college chum and in-
"Hazard!" he gasped. "Is that you?"
"What's the row?" asked his friend.
"Oh, Hazard, that woman—you saw
her; what shall I do? What will peo-
"Well," said his friend, judicially,
"you know it might seem queer to see
a young blonde female at the door of
a straight laced fellow like yourself
at this time of day. It's quite too
early, my boy, or else it's quite too
late. You ought to manage better."
"I think you might leave out your
joke and help me a little," said Lorri-
mer, scrambling to his feet in a fit of
desperation. "Won't you, for heaven's
sake, go out and send her away? It's
easy to say I'm sick—say I've got
smallpox or whooping cough or any-
thing horrible, I beg of you. Offer
her anything to go away. Tell her i
don't remember the least thing about
"I'll do my best, old man," said
Hazard, bravely, and hurried out.
Lorrimer held his breath and crept
near the door. Hazard was succeed-
ing it seemed. He had reduced the
conversation to whispers, broken now
LoniUMKR momentarily anticipated
and then by something like a sob.
After many moments Hazard came
"I've fixed it, old fellow. She's
agreed to compromise. I've promised
«ei a lot of things—had to—"
"What did you promise?" Lorrimer
wrapped his bath robe closer and
"Well, first she says as to-day's
Thanksgiving she requires a good
dinner. She doesn't insist on Del-
monico's—in fact, there are other
places she might prefer—more select
and expensive. A party of six would
suit her—including herself and
"What!" roared Lorrimer.
thinks I'll appear in public
"Hush! Go slow, old man.
twins won't bo in evidence.
look better in evening dress. Then—
as to the wine. There must be at
least a dozen of champagne and a box
of cigars for each of the six."
"Drive her away!" cried Lorrimer,
"She'll ruin me! Drive her away!"
"Hush, hush! There—she heard
you; she's kicking the door again.
Oh, well, you've spoiled it all; there's
no use trying to help some people."
"I'll agree-—I'll agree," gasped Lor-
rimer exhaustedly, "I'll agree."
"All right, I'll tell her."
The kicking ceased. Hazard came
back. "She says for you to call out
loudly in your own voice that you
"I promise!" yelled Lorrimer.
"On your honor as a gentleman?"
"On my honor as a gentleman.
Well, why doesn't she go away?"
"She's straightening her hat; it
"But, I say, Hazard, it's an infernal
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•That I married Lorrlmart
"Well, perhaps not yon yourself ex-
actly. But some one el e might hare
used your name—-pretended to oe
Lorrimer jumped a foot high.
"Crosby! Crosby did it It's '"s
work That woman's name is Crosby
She's his wife—and just to think ti1 at
"Then why didn'tyou putyour head
out and let her see you weren't the
"I'll do it now."
"I'll tell her then." Hazard ran to
the entry. There was a scuttle and the
door flew open.
"Keep her out!" cried Lorrimer. I
don't want her *0 come in. Keep her
out" He sprang behind a screen.
"Keep her out"
"I can't, old man," said Hazard,
' Call Chris. Put her out!" Lorri-
mer bobbed up and down, frantically.
The woman made a wild dash at him
and seized his hair- There was a
struggle; the screen overturned; the
two rolled over and over.
"I say," said Hazard, "for goodness
sake! the joke's gone far enough.
Crosby, get up and take off that tog-
gery. You can't play football in pet-
ticoats. Lorrimer, there's no use get-
ting mad. It was only a little lark.
We thought you'd see through the
champagne and cigars."
"Of all idiotic foolery," began Lor-
rimer, disgustedly, as he got up and
rearranged his draperies. "To come
to a man's house at daybreak and
make fools of yourselves! Why don't
you hire a wagon and parade the
streets with penny trumpets? O)
course that dinner business falls
"Not a bit of it," the others cried
in unison. "It was a promise on your
honor as a gentleman."
"Lorrimer reflected "But what if
I have another engagement?"
"Oh, that's all right You ordei
the dinner; we'll eat it"
"But I haven't though," he immed-
iately added. "To tell the truth, I'm
awfully obliged to you fellows. 1
hadn't a thing in view; I was just go-
ing to be bored to death."
"Ha, and we saved you," said
"Yes," putin Hazard, "we've made
it a day of real Thanksgiving for you,"
"I'd like to know how."
"Why, you've a heap to be thank-
ful for, old man; you ought to bi
wild with joy that it isn't true."
"The wife and children."
"Oh, go away, please. I'd really
like to be allowed to dress. I'll meet
you fellows at Del's at 6."
STATES AND NATION.
Some Differences About ObHervanre of
Thanksgiving is a legal holiday in
the United States. It is set apart as a
day upon which all the people may
join in returning thanks to Almighty
God for the blessings of the year. All
the states do not join with the na-
tional government in the thanksgiv-
ing. Some states in the south and
west, though recognizing the day in
spirit, set apart for observance, some
other day than that designated in
the presidential proclamation. In
1S93 the state of Oregon had two sepa-
rate days for Thanksgiving, the gov-
ernor refusing to observe the presi-
dential proclamation sent from Wash-
ington. Those opposed to the gov-
ernor's course celebrated the national
holiday while those loyal to the gov-
ernor gave thanks on the day set
apart by him.
THE GUNPOWDER PLOT.
Its Discovery Caused the First Thanks-
giving Day in England.
The first Thanksgiving day in Eng-
land followed the discovery of the
'Gunpowder Plot" Had that plot
been successful a majority of the then
rulers of England would have been
blown into eternity without a mo-
ment's warning. Parliament had
passed a bill making it a penalty for
Catholics to worship in public. The
law met with considerable opposition
and endeavors were being made to ,
repeal it While parliament was in
session, one Guy Fawkes, succeeded
smuggling 100 barrels of gunpowder
into the coal dumps of the parliament
buildings. The plot was discovered in i
time to save what would have proved
one of the greatest crimes of Christan-
lom. The manner in which it was 1
discovered was believed to be the work
of God, and thanksgiving praises were *
ordered throughout the kingdom
Only in recent years was the custom
IN ANCIENT TIMES.
Thanksgiving; May Have Originated with
The best authority we have on the
subject says that the custom of i
Thanksgiving originated with Moses.
A writer in an English encycloapredia, )
however, says that it is quite probable [
that the custom antedates the deliver j
er of the Israelites. The Hebrewt
were accustomed to celebrate
plenteous harvests, but when famine
came there was no day of thanksgiv-
ing. It was after the dawn of the
Christian era that the custom assumed
a national character. The first na-
tional day of Thanksgiving followed
the recognition of the Christian re-
ligion by the Koman rulers.
atfam KwM M 1
Qf eonrsa I do not know
what the existing conditions an
in other states relative to pcrul-
try at the state fairs, but
hare been disappointed at not being
able to make an exhibit in our own
state fair recently, because of the lack
of suitable provisions made for the
fowls while at the exhibition. If such
conditions do exist in other states as
well as this, then is it not about ttme
that our farm papers took this matter
up and aired it in its true light? And
is not this, at the close of the annual
fairs, a good time to ascertain
just hotv poultry is handled at
the different state fairs? Usual-
ly there are thousands of villagers
and "city folks," who are more inter-
ested in the poultry exhibit than in
cattle, hogs, sheep, etc. Some farmer
asks, why? Because in every one's
make up there is a love for domestic
stock, and not having ground enough
to keep a cow or horse they (the
masses) keep a few chickens, to which
the whole family become thoroughly
attached, hence they look up the
poultry exhibit about the first thing.
And usually find things about like this:
A lot of fowls cooped up without prop-
er care, no food or water, and fairly
gasping for a little fresh air, con-
tinually moving about in pens that
have not been cleaned out for from
four to eight days, and could they
talk would ask what they had
done to be used like this. Some
of these birds might be fair speci-
mens, but for the conditions in
which they are placed, but the ma-
jority are a lot of culls that would be
disqualified by the standard of perfec-
tion. Now the masses conclude that as
this is a state fair exhibit "open to the
world," that the birds shown must be
the best of their respective kinds, and
all are more or less disappointed if not
disgusted. The truth is that the best
fanciers dare not subject their best
specimens to such rude treatment, fear-
ing the consequences, so they keep
their birds just where they should—at
home! Why don't the managers taltea
tumble and charge an entrance fee of say
10 or 12,cents per head, provide grain,
water, and a good reliable attendant
so that the coops could be cleaned out
once each day, fresh straw put in, also
fresh water and food, and under such
treatment the poultry exhibit would
be 100 per cent more attractive, and if
the fanciers were assured that their
specimens would be well cared for, I
am convinced that the best in the state
would be represented, so that the
people who had paid in their money to
see the fair would be getting value re-
ceived, while under the present con-
ditions and managements thousands go
away disgusted, and with a feeling
that they have not had the worth of
their money by any means. Let's have
some reform in this matter, and what
association will be the first to take it
up? Hope we may hear much more
favorable reports next season.
M. F. Stei.lwagen.
Care of Young Trees.
By all means the most critical period
in the life of a fruit tree, or similar
shrub, is during the first year after it
has been transplanted from the nursery,
says Amateur Gardening. If prop-
erly cared for during this period it will
generally be found in good condition in
the following spring, and annually
thereafter. On the other hand, if it
receives a cheek during the first few
months succeeding its removal, it is
liable never to recover. The first care,
of course, must be for the roots. These
should be protected from excessive dry-
ness, particularly during any period
of drouth. For this purpose mulch-
ing furnishes the best pro-
tection. It may be put on as
soon as the tree is set, but in any case
should be placed before the ground be-
comes dry and baked. It should ex-
tend somewhat further from the trunk
of the tree than tlie roots are liable to
reach, in order that the smaller and
tenderer fibers may have protection.
Artificial watering is helpful in tiaes
of dryness, but the expedient can never
fully take the place of natural moisture
of the soil. A careful lookout should
be kept during this time for insect
enemies, and if any appear they should
be promptly and effectually removed
by the most approved means; but in
any operations looking to this end,
care should be taken not to do the
young wood any injury which may
possibly be avoided.
Milk Filtered Through (irHvel.'
At Herr Bolls s iamousdairy in lierlin
the milk is strained through wire
sieves covered with a cloth over which
fine gravel is sprinkled. After the milk
is strained the gravel is put in a hot
oven, that any germ that may
possibly have been strained from the
milk may be destroyed. The gravel is
thus used for filtering the milk any
number of times. For the buttermade
at this dairy both sweet and sour cream
is used, that made from sweet cream
commanding the higher price. After
the compartments filled with a partic-
ular kind of milk are filled the wagon
is locked, and the milkman who de-
livers it has access to the supply only
through the faucets on the side of the
Now is the time to make arrange-
ments to keep every animal on the
farm comfortable during the coming
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