Newspaper Page Text
The Crittenden Press
I l HI 1) WIM'.KLY.
MARION. : : : KKXi'UCKY.
OUR HIRED MAN.
"When llgnrty out to us,
Don UargfreU ted trurl; it rich:
Saw: "lf'iijt r.i p. an frahlreU man.
He'a k&o ir.' an' pear: an' iich."
llt'd been kBorkin' arour.4. a conrtd'able
Atf wuz full er yrr.f to the brita;
An' me an' Joe (m brother, you know),
Wuj tremendotwly tot on Mm.
He'd toll us feller the DUnga he'd 4one,
An' tjrnjr of kin trngth an skill
at 'iwse' an' ehonpin' an" mow.
An everything ettf,uilt
We both agreed he wut drawln' it mild
When he lowed, in hl offhan a way,
lie could "turn off wcrk like a haythen
Ad' it p aH day!"
Bt Mimthow. nktn Happerty went to
You could ui ually fUger he
Wuz either or eUe he wus set-tin'
to Joe an' mc.
An' wherever dltffet started in.
HU acythe wouldn't fork a It thoulA
Bo Ua'd aetd ua fer water, an' reckon iie'd
Ortiwl the pesky ol' till It would.
So me and Joe'Aiay to an' turn
Till our bcka wuc noar.y brotte.
While MuRgertyd tell us what hueky young
W( ui aa he'd itar.d an' smoke.
An' he'd te'.l ua how healthy It wuz fer m
away like tola.
An' ke'd smile an' iay ha wsse4 seme day
Our BiuKlti w'd equal his!
An' when he wuz hosln' or pullln' weeds,
Or aawin' up wood (er ma.
"Twti Alius the same ol' confidence game,
Per he never perceded far
'l'are he'd tell us hi saw ter borne wuz
A oen like this ere shack;
Eo wt'd ler it to town while he'd Just He
An' sleep till wVd hoofed it back.
So father made up his mind one day,
Arter all he heard an' saw.
That ho reckoned the work of a "naythen
Wuzn't what he wuz hankerla' for.
An' we boy found out, 'bout the time he
That with all his blow an' fus,
Hs wag "turnln' oft work," but the tarnat
Wuz "turnin' It oft" on us!
William Cary Duncan, ir. Orange Judd
"Muriel, I want you to be my wife.
I love you, dearest, and have always
loved you. ijay that you will make
mc the happiest man in the world."
Muriel ('jrlake'? radiant eyes lit
up with sudden enthusiasm.
"Yes, Dick, I will."
"11 r own darling girl!" he cried.
"It seems so strange, dear, that a
saint like you should care for a stupid,
humdrum fellow like me."
Muriel, who was by no means callous
at heart, began to feel various
qualms of remorse. It was very
wrong to deceive poor Dick, she reflected,
and to allow him to fancy
that she loved him, when all the affection
of her heart and soul had
long since been given up to his
friend, Jack Castleton, but, after all,
what could she do? Jack was simply
a humble clerk, earning a clerk's
wage, whereas Dick Armstrong's
income ran into five figures yearly,
and every one of those figures meant
much to Muriel Carslake. An orphan,
brought up in the home of a
relative, where poverty reigned supreme,
she had come to loathe the
mere thought of straitened means
with deadly aversion.
She tripped home and told her
aunt of the episode, and received that
lady's congratulations with much
"You are a dear, sensible girl, Muriel,"
remarkod Mrs. Vinnicombe,
kissing her niece warmly, "and you
desene to be happy. I am glad you
have put all that about
young Castleton out of your head."
Then Muriel went slowly, to her
room and wrote the following letter:
"Wj Poor Dear Jack: I have home
news for you which I hope you won't
lake to heart more than jou can help.
This afternoon your friend, Mr.
asked me to be his. wife, and.
like the wicked, mercenary girl that I
arn, 1 haid 'yes' to him. You seiJnck,
he in. very rich, and the mere thought
of a life of poerty is &o horrid to me
that 1 think it better to marry without
loie than without money. I know-it
ib rery hard on you, dear, but you
must try and forgive me, and forget
me as soon at, you can. You and I have
had tome tweet times together, hut of
cnurbo we must put all those memories
out of our heads now and blot out the
golden hours for ever and ever. Jt is
hard, I know, but life is always hard,
especially when loe comctintoit. Ah,
why didn't your uncle buy 3011 that
partnership in the bunk which we used
to fancy he would do'.' If he had done
that, how different eter) thing would
have becfi! Then you and 1 could have
married months ago, aud this sordid
business would never have been entered
into by me. If only you knew
liow 1 hate myself for what 1 June
Tone and for the way In which I hne
deceived poor Dick, you would, 1 think,
pity me with nil your heart. As it is,
J cannot ash for your pity, but only
for your forgiveness. Good-by and
God bless you. Your faithless but till
And when the letter had been
placed in its envelope, stamped and
' dispatched, the writer of it flung her
telf upon her couch and sobbed her
ver muI from lur ejes.
Scott, Arniftronjr, you're
wet through, t There, sit down by
the Art', jpaivflnrl take off your coat.
You shall hffve one hi mine to vrcnr
far the time Iwinjf.
"Thanks l'ntletoii, vou're awfully
good. 1 meant to drive over to
your lodging, but couldn't find a
and so 1 wnlked. Do you
know I hardly felt the rain at all, for
I was burning to tell you some wonderful
"Well, slip on this jacket and make
vourelf comfortable, first of all."
Dick Armstrong obeyed good
and assumed the lounge
coat which his chum extended to him.
Then, seating himself by the fire, he
stretched his legs toward the blaze
and raid, slowly:
"Old chap, I am engaged to be married."
Jack Castleton winced as the words
fell upon his. ear. The news of the
engagement had already been conveyed
to. him by Muriel letter, but
naturally he gave no sign of knowl
edge, but merely bowed his head aud
"Indeed. You have my
"Thank you very much, old chap.
1'he lady who is to be raj wife if some
one whom 1 think vou know Miss
"Yes, 1 know her verv well, in- J
"Then you know the sweetest and '
best woman on earth. 1 don't de-,
serve her, Jack, I don't, indeed, j
Such a giii as Murk't might marry an
earl, a duke, a prince, aud yet couf er
distinction rather than receive it.
When we are married. Jack. you must
come and see us very often. You'll
come, won't you. old chap?"
"1 I ves, that is, of course !
His lips quivered as he spoke, and,
to tell the truth, Jack Castleton was
nndenroiu an agonizing ordeal. His1
nature was honesty itself, and it agitated
him beyond measure to be com-1
pelled to play a part and to allow hu j
bet friend to go in ignorance of the
condition of affairs. i
Dick continued to talk in happy !
tones, speaking with all the joyous
ness of a lover regardine the woman
he loved. When at length the clock
pointed to six he rose to take his
"Good-by,old chap," he said, heartily.
"I suppose my wearing this jacket
of yours won't inconvenience
"Xot al all. It's simly an old
lounge coat that 1 ought to liavo
thrown away long ago." j
The young men parted at the door
of Catleton's lodgings, and Dick '
slowly tramped away in the direction
of the comfortable apartmeuts which
he occupied at the Hed Lion. Arrived
at the inn he went straight to
his room, and, sitting down in a deep
chair, put his hand to his pocket mechanically
in order to extract his cigar
case. In the excitement of his
present mood be had completely ;
forgotten that he was wearing an
other man's coat, and, lo! instead of
thecigarcaschis fingers closed upon a
letter, lie drew it forth, and before he
could realize that the communication I
was not one of his own his amazed
eyes had fallen upon a handwriting
which he knew and loved the handwriting
of Muriel Carslake. Merci-'
ful heavens! It began with the
words: "My poor, dear Jack." '
Dick Armstrong was an honorable
man, but tor tne me ot mm lie coulu
not refrain from reading every word
which the letter, found by accident in
his friend's coat, contained. When
he had finished the perusal he read it
again, and then again, the truth
slowly sinking into hie agonized
heart as the words penetrated his
Presently he rose' and paced the
room, trying to think out the situation.
So Muriel did not care for him
after all; her heart belonged to another,
and she had promised to marry
him merely because she dreaded a
life of poverty. Jlerlove wm centered
on his banking account not on
himself. It was a bitter awakening,
indeed, and he groaned in the tortures
of the torribic disillusionment.
He felt no resentment no shadow
of resentment ngainet the girl.
After all, she had never sought him
out; the had accepted his addresses
with respect rather than with passionate
ardor, and she had on no single
occasion made protestations of
anything more than gentle affection.
lie read .Muriel's lotter once again,
and thii time his eyes lighted on the
paragraph which ran thus:
"Ah, why didn't your uncle buy
you Unit partnership in the bank
wlik'h wo used to fancy he would do.
If he had done that, how different
everything would have been!"'
Dick know quite well to w hat partnership
the irirl thus referred. For
n long time Felix Uonsmore, ihe presiding
director of the local bank, had
boon anxious to secure a young and
energetic partner who would bring
into the a capital of $v'...0(K).
but, so far, no candidate had offered
himself for the enviable position.
"I'll do it," he murmured: "I'll Ac
On the following morning Dick
Armstrong went to London and drove
to the olHee of his solicitor in Clifford's
place. After a short delay he
was ushered into Mr. Jennifers office,
the latter rising to greet him a
"I am leaving Knglaud almost di
rectly," said Dick, quietly; "and before
1 go 1 want uu4o effect a certain
undertaking for inc. I want you
to negotiate the purchase of the
junior partnership in the Densmore
bank at May field, and to confer it
upon a friend of mine. But understand
this. He is not to know that
"That you ate his benefactor, eh?"
interpolated the lawyer, with a
"Put it that way if you will."
"1 understand perfectly. Xow be
good enough to give me the full details
regarding this transaction, and
it shall be carried out forthwith."
Dick obeyed, aad half an hour later
the affair had been settled.
Two nighU later Muriel Carslake
received a letter in Dick's handwriting.
It ran thus:
"Mr Own Dear Sweethenrt I nm
quitting England for a long time, and
I do not know when 1 shall return. 1
have learned j our secret and know thnl
your heart belong to another. 1
therefore give you baek our freedom.
and hope that you may be very happy
with him you lore. 1K not think that
I blame j mi for one instant. 1 loe
you too much to feel any bitterness
againct you. and although at first the
blow wa a heavy one. I hope that
time may do much to of ten my pain
and bring forget There are
bettor things in this world, Muriel
than getting one's own way, and if 1
have learned nothing eUe in ni. journey
through life. I bare learned th.it.
God know bet. lie decides all things
for good. Think of me
when I am far away. Think of me a
one who, had he been privileged to become
you hut band, would have demoted
hi eitenee to making you
happy, but who. as it U. ran ouly remain
yoHr sincere and detnted friend,
"I S.I have kept the lock of hair
you gave me. Do you mind?"
That was all. The letter was
short, simple, aud concise; but in
the writing of it a human heart had
touched breaking point, and tears
had watered every halting line.
Three months have sped into the
past since' Muriel rpad Dick Armstrong's
farewell letter. In a certain
room in a hotel in Melbourne a
mail sits with a home newspaper before
him, glancing listlessly at its
columns. Suddenly an exclamation
escapes his lips, and he reads these
On the 27th
nit., at St. John's, ltaj field, Lines. John
Castleton, junior partner in Messrs.
Denstnon t'o.'s bank, U Muriel, onh
daughter of the late Francis Carslake.
q., of that town.
He read the announcement again
and again, till the words seemed to
float before his eyes. All has happened
as he hoped it would happen.
Jack has secured the partnership and
Muriel has secured her love. All is
well except except what ? London
Test Between Two Gtntlemen ao te
Training of Their Servants.
Two gentlemen were one day
boasting which of them had the best-trained
senaut. First gentleman
called hU servant, and asked him to
go to a shop near at hand and bring
him half a pound of tobacco.
The gentleman taking out hit
"lie is on the street. lie is round
the comer. He is into the shop. He
is asking for my tobacco, lie's got it.
lie is in the street again, lie is round
the corner. He is coining up the
street. He is at the door, (.'omein.'
The servant enters and hands the
tobacco to hi master.
Second gentleman culled hU servant
and gave him the same order,
took out his watch and began:
"He is on the btreet. lie i, round
the corner. Ho i into the shop. Thej
are asking as to my health, lie hn
got the tobacco. He l.agien them
a sovereign. He Jim got hack the
change. He is out in the street. He
is round the corner. He i comiin
up the street. He's here. Come in.
"I'm not away yet; I can't find rnj
boots.'' Loudou Tit-Hits
News of the World I
Order i tn'ing restored in
.1. atitl the revolution i
at an end.
Hoblars who blew open the vault
of the Hank of U rem wood at Urven-wood.
Wis., secured $11,000.
Ralph Bapy, a young college student
of Chicago, lias liecome inaant,
the nvttlt of a kick rwehed in n
game of football.
Hcrt Casey and Jim Sims, two
notorious outlaws, were shot and
killed in a battle with officer in
Woods county. Oklahoma.
A convention of delegate from
river town throughout the .Missis
sippi valley has been called to meet
at Quincy, 111., November 1 L
Gen. Fred Grant recently appointed
commander of the department
of Texas, with headquarters
at .San Antonio, has aasutned command.
Considerate trouble it being experienced
at New Orleans in enforcing
the new stale law requiring
separate coachef for whites and
Schwab, of the steel trust, who is
in Europe, is astonishing the natives
by his Uriah expenditures, one correspondent
rejiorting that some
consider that he has become daffy.
A negro named Sam Harris was
shot to death nt Salem, Ala., by a
mob of 250 people. He was identified
by Miss Meadows as the murderer
of her mother, the daughter
also being assaulted and badly
wounded, the weapon used being an
Several American school teachers
and n number of natives favorable
to American rule, huve recently been
murdered in Central Xegros, Philippine
islands. The American
troops find but little organized
but the murderers adopt
the tactics of an assassin, and their
victims are generally caught unawares.
It is reported that the Frisco lias
purchased the St. Iuis and Gulf
railroad. This will give the Frisco
a Memphis for their new purchase,
the Chicago and Ivastem Illinois
railroad, which has its terminals
across the river at Thelie. Tlie
St. Ijouis and Uulf was formerly
known as the liouck system, consisting
of 333 miles in three divisions.
The annual report of the fourth
assistant jrastmastcr general shows:
There were 3,03S postntHcec
during the year, a decrcae as
compared with the previous year of
25G. The record of establishments
during the Inst six fiscal years w as
follows: 1BU7, 1,001; 1K9S, 3,G01 ;
ISO!), 2,1)35; 1900, 3,000; 1901,
3,29-1; 1902, 3,038. Then were
1,059 postonlees discontinued during
the year, being 1,022 more than
during the preceding year. On
June 30, 1902, at the close of the
fiscal year, there were 75,921
divided as follows: First
class, 220; second das, 1,023;
third cluse, fourth class,
71,193. From June 30, 1S97, to
Juno 30, 1902, the number of presidential
postolllces increased from
3,7(52 to '1,731, un increase of 909
or about 20 per cent.
The highest per capita of money
in circulation in the United States
was reached on November J, when
the amount was $29.30. The figure.
for October 1 were $28.01, and
the lowest for recent years $25.93
on March 1, 1900. The total stock
of money of all kinds in tho United
States November 1 was $2,027,-903,207,
which was an increase of
$30,808,332 during the month, and
the amount in actual circulation on
that, date was $2,330,111,992, being
an increase of $00,125,311 for the
month, and of compared
with the samo date last year.
Bur silver was sold in London
lust week at 23 3-10 cents per
ounce, the lowest price in the history
of the metal.
A man giving the name of W.
W. Chirm, was arrested in St.
Ivouis on the charge of lraudtilontly
using the mails. JIc operated an
alleged matrimonial hureau, and is
said to have victimized thousands
of people throughout the country
by collecting fees with the promise
of securing wealthy
Tin- St Louis worlds fair tom-111101011
Iim Ufit otlicially notified
of (icniiHiix's intention to make an
After a thorough test by the
French navy of tlw Sieue submarine
boat, they linvu lieen declared
Tha German reichstag has passed
a bill imposing a duty of $3.50
per double hundred weight on imported
October 89 was observed in the
anthracite coal regicu as "Mitchell
Day," all the miners taking iart in
A delegation of British trades
unionists has arrived in this
to make observations oil trade
and labor condition.
The sttamcr Korea recently made
the trip from Yokohoma to San
Francisco in ten days, averaging
470 miles a day, the quickest time
The next legislature of Maryland,
which will be democratic, will
elect Arthur P. Gorman United
States senator to succeed Senator
Wellington, a republican.
Kdmund Herah. a former member
of the St. Iniis Iiouse of delegates,
was found guilty of perjury
on his tti. timony before the grand
jury as to the $75,000 boodle fund
raised to secure the passage of the
suburban franchise bill, and given
fire years in the penitentiary.
Between 10,000 and AO.OOO colonists
hare gone into the far western,
northwestern and southwestern
states during the months of
September and October. The
of homeseekcrs and settlers
has wver -before been h) great ir
the history of western railroads.
H. O. Kandall, a real estate
of Carthage, Mo., was shot by
his wife and instantly killed. Mrs.
Randall was xued for divorce Severn
I days ago aad when they met in
a lawyer's office a quarrel ensued.
Kandall drew a knife and attempted
to stab his wife, when she shot
him five times.
A. C. Mason, a young millionaire
of Itoston, has been arrested on
the charge of having committed several
murders within the past
year. Mason, whose father made
millons in the manufacture of pianos,
was recently released from an
insane asylum. His latest alleged
victim was a young lady.
Pleasant Spradling, of near Inez,
Ky., brutally murdered his
son by beating and kicking him
to death. Spradling, with the boy
and two daughters, were herding
sheep, and he murdered tlie lad been
use he could not keep up with the
flwk. The girls told of the crime
and the brutal father was at once
indicted ami convicted.
A rirtiiit court jury nt Grand
Hapids. Mich., brought in a verdict
of $2,500 for .Mm. Mary J. Iwis
against the Modem Woodmen of
America. .Mrs. Lewis sued lor $50,-000
damages for injuries alleged lo
have been received by her husband
while being initiated into the order
last winter. As a result of these
injuries, it is alleged, necrosis net
in, which canned death. ,
In his efforts to relieve the money
market Secretary Shaw, during
the past lv weeks, has put into
circulation nearly $100,000,000 of
government money. This enormous-sum
has been released en the following
accounts, according to figures
furnished by United States
Treasurer Hubert: Additional deposits
of government money in national
banks, $18,000,000; purchase
of government bonds, $20,500,000;
added to national bank circulation.
$11,000,000; release of reserve held
against government deposits, $10,-000,000;
rebate of interest, $3,300,-000;
The How of oil in the Hcaumont
field is beginning to play out. .Many
wells that formerly did not show
any water are now showing from
10 to 50 per cent, and a number
have beon abandoned.
.Martin Cornelius, a saloon keeper
was held up and robbed nt Apple-ton,
Wis., of $8,000 by two masked
men. Cornoliua drow the money
from a bank to pay fbr eomo real
estate and was robbed while ou
his way h ,""
WORD FOR WORD.
Tbo ltrjtnrtrr Cm
rjHirtrr. O.iinpllnl ,Ur , f,
ulth tlii U'Ulin, f ,,,
It i not n new plmnt aid
sml other Icmjiuokxih Ikm)k i
htttul report m nut all thai ,
but if the repot ter'a Mile i,
jiretentid it u not beranv ; (
nig to be Mid. A nii'iiilwi ,, a
found fault, o the t j
World n), with tho n
were !pH)itcd, hisoMn. in j 1;
scarcely tfiugmublo whrn .,
He did not want hu . , t
neither did he nsnt thorn (
He wanted them to come out ,i
pimrtll A4 hi. m.iili tkf.ni v... i
bor wlio njKike net, whereu i,
html writers retaliated, wuu t, .
"The reporter tu.t t
porter oucht not to Lr tho i . 4
of what i miKirUnt not 1 , . 5
should br left out- but thp i- r
only judge of uhnt is tin).. :
si my peeeh ai m thr rirj
I my m reportrd somi'tunr. .
body ran undemtaml from - r
what it ii wh.it I mean
it ha struck me rf, ,
thiHK that nppttr of in,,
omrtimes left out omitted
to make a brief , ,
the paper think of inteten'
SURE OF APPLAUSl.
Inrnli llnil nnl Tunni; Mm ,u,
V (SolliK t Itrcrlvr
Co oil llniid.
That the theatricnl elaui t f
to pUyhouw was demon. w .
thadotv of doubt to tiu ir ,
drilling the pupil for tin r
of the public tcboolt, rUt - t
The ttMrefoattvt bit of
Jticd in the name of Surah
When 8 rah brcaa to tvk n
onran took joyful holiday .
favor of her noae In Hi.
bggd and implorrd. Sra'
her monotone. Then the u
"Sarah,- he nid, "if ) ..
do better rnu will fail ttni o
ill yo M"
"Oh. they'll applaud ror M
rHurmsl &rah, ratirr ' M ,
rm' lo ijive my little . ,
rent, ana if he don't t
tnioutr 1 tit down hV i n to it
vlthiu an inch of hi life."
New Verk Drummer 1 tee I v
phu man Moke up the other n t k
lond tunoelf fonton
Chicago WU. ,
enough lo Nuke him famu, wu, '
UlfTrrrnrr In llricrrr,
"What t the dillerrnre be'w. i
loeue and a dultrie. p4 '
''A monologue, my o n a b a .
talkiaj to him and a
and her Mother folkmi; lu h.u I
"De. Auguat Knenc' H-i
Toa." wr.te ilr K. Ilau. ,. i
Wn., "enabled mo to get til"'
eongh; fvel vry gfaieiui t .
iter of thia medio no."
"Iar' no cood in kiekm .ifn r it
bab 1 1 thorn," aatd I'nr.e l-.i-
only )(' thurn mifoui n i
be fVaaptn' aho' 'aouch to couij a n
W aahmftoa Star.
A far thw world i r,m -)e
ehanitr ia ot ton w rt -i -
ability i arran? tao hu ..
Vwri of fJlfaHng relitnrt!
Itchtna; pile at .
itroperliea of loan' ()it.u. K
tail. Al any druj rtore, !' "'
The fotatp of our i t
Ixien follow nd in o narii, .i;
cnd, aktppjr ftateaanen, t . ' m
nay i enay to decide whn.ii w ' -any
more. - Iuck.
Dipktborut reliertd in imr
Alwoal mimruloH. Dr. Tiinn.i i i
Oil. At any drug atoro.
It dopoa't make any differ. . . r r
poopte do tbMf, they alw4
Indiana polu Ne
l'ooaibly frankneo woul.l i..t ...
lirutal if we Hera mora a. un . i
J)o doe not make the w n ia )
ofton break the huaband l ... 1
11a r 1 t frot nteh the lui.i.. i g ie
Cbuanii Daily Ne.
Obetirity fiirnUhpf a Rood pedental ' r
laatiiig fame Ham Horn
SAVED A LIFE.
Grntltutle promotes publ.i t ,r I
It', no wonder people hu II 'e
Kery routlcr with n lml bitk i
(Linger for bd bucks nre 1ml I rti
Wis nud neglect may jiri f.r.ii
Neglected backache i. i".- I -y t(
lowed by too frequent urimit '
cbarea; retention of the ur :. .
ful tiriuntiun, Dlabetc. Itiai
llend liow nil Mich trouble r '
CASIS NO. WnHir M
Ing, W. W, n inncblne haixi w
nt J. A. llolidny A Son' pl.itiu "
says: "I firmly bellie lui'l 1 "'
tiied Dunn's Kidney I'ills wbrn I
I would not. be nllvo now 1 n ' '
terrible condition, anil til'.' '
took quarts of incdiciiif, i '
nttended by doe tore, I R't I "
but worse. Friend.- spuke f '
npponrnnce, nnd tlioiisaiu's 1
about It. I could hnrdl.t prt ,t ''
nnd felt nnd looked like n ( i
rntber thnu it llvhij; one I'
Kidney Pills, procured nt tie I
Drug Co.'s btore, were n l! - ' '
uie; Lnlf n box relieved mc, t ''''
boxes' entirely cured me "
A Kit UK TIIIAL of tills Krt '
ney medicine which cured Mr M
tatiglilin. uill be innllcd mi
tion to ouy jmrt of the United r '
Address To, llu'r
N. V. Kor sale by nil druggist lr
SO ceutM per box.