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HOW DOLLAR GREW
History of a Prize Dollar Wen fey i Little
Girl In a Press Story Contest
GREW RAPIDLY FROM $1,00 TO $41,85
Murphysboro, 111., Feb !)t)i.
I ui Kditoh: If you will allow
iac in your valuable paper I
nil you how a dollar grew,
s i,i two or three years ago you
,. the little folks to write
to the Press. So after read
viral toiics from thr little
in n I decided to write one.
v - i, I wan trying to think of
Mibjeot to writo on, I noticed
,. i noit in a carpet that was
i i).' on the garden fence. So
I was helping mamma or am-
, my little crippled sister 1
M 1 would write a story "A
h NoaI in a Carpet." I wroto
, rnt it in and after waiting
three or four weeks I saw that
r van published. Imagine
.r j .Mid I felt, if you can, whon
xiv tory in the Press. Oh, how
i , F felt f
a days and months went by
. it ine irors mai wic Minor
i my address, said I wan the
f third prizo which was a
N) I tried to buy pig with
iar out oouiu unu no dollar
1 luancd the dollar out for
i Un and took for interest
. I set the uggs under one
i ui hons and raised ton
and iold them for 18.00. took
nd bought two pigs, kopt
little over a year and sold
r r $11.8&.
Mr Jenkins, I thought vou
. like to know what I did with
.ar I would like M know
M.e other little folks did with
-hi np the Press sufeol I re-
our little friend
' ' to pastors, superintendents
. a.liTS or S. S. The fifth anual
n of the pastors institute will
n Louisville begming Feb. 18th
and continuing five days.
11 will bo a fine opportunity for pas
t trachcra and supcrintendanis of
v. if 100 tieketa can bo sold in
( - enden county you will bo entitled
'duccd rates. Send in your
it by Feb. 15th, pastors will get
iximg and breakfast Vou can
w i afford to fast one dinner and
Jfr for the bed and breakfast and
what, you may get out of the institute.
1 nt fail to go, Sunday Schools send
y r pastor, or superintendent.
in for the iuslitute.
It. M. Franks.
Progrii of Oratorical Cutest
Hie following is the program for
Oratorical Contest, Feb. 22nd, of
Mar,., 11 High School.
1 ft and How to Live it"
Nathaniel Cray Rochester
' V.m rica Reunited"
' ri.r Hoys of '70"
Type of True Americanism"
Jones Otho Gill
A Letter Fro Hupkls.
Mnuphis, Tonn., Jau. 30, 1907.
M' M. Jenkins, Marion, Ky:
I'car Sir I am Hying in tho land
of "ixie now and think that it Is a
Ki)il old plaoo. It is Bummer timo
Awn hero now, wo havo not had any
father cold enough to remind mo of
Old Krntuokv. T rnoAiviwl ihn ilnur
r?HH and was sure glad to got it,
do not fail to send it ovory
as it is just like a letter from
.Ti mnp'jyyy yww. w. ,,
V - jipivmqjpi hth.
(Lfciilmfcu 1 .
home. I have met lob of people
down here from Marion. I tailed on
Miss Iloia and Morris Sohwab a few
days ago, they both have nice
Well about all a stranger in
Memphis is negroes, mules and cot-ton
and street can.
I go out nearly every day and take
a look at the Mississippi river. It is
already awful high and is atilf rising.
Well I got to sto tho man walking
the MiMHiippi river, it was sure
real amusing to watch him walk along
on top of the water.
I will close hoping tho I'rost and
its many readers a happy and pros-porous
year. I am your truly,
Ciuwroni) II win kh.
Canyon City. Tox., .Jan. 10, 1907.
Dkar Kiiitoh Will you permit
mo to say to your readers, a few
things about our country. When I
was in old ('rittondon last .Juue on a
visit for my first time since leaving
thorc in lh"fi I wan vory forcibly
iiuprossod with the need of many of
your eitixeus, socking a now country
and doing mi at onoe.
I rocall the instance of pld unelo
Kd in 1871, soiling out
there and moving to Toxas by wagon.
resulted in my father following suit
the next year. Also Silas McMurray,
Frank Cruee, Jelin Zimmorman and
I shall always bless the day that
uncle turnod this way. We settled
in Krath county, Texas, and remained
there on one tract of land until ton
years ago when I moved to this
country. $ftcr trying the plains I
really feel as though 1 have loci the
21 years spent in Krath county, for
thorc it repuired so much expenditure
of money and labor to prop a re. the
land for the plow while here it Ms
already eloar, absolutely no obstruction,
level, and no floods to wash
away the soil.
I have boon engaged more or logs
for tlm Iat five yoars in buyiug and
selling lands and aattlo, I do not re
oall to mind a singlo instance where
the man to whom I sold land has not
cither cold are can sell at a fancy
profit. Kxamplc Four years ago 1
sold a oction of land ti miles or Canyon
to W. 1'. Orr, of Stcphcnvillc,
Texas., at 12. 75 per aorc, he has not
expended a dollar on it except for
taxes (this ts only $10 per Bcctioo
per year) and he has refused ten dollars
per acre. I sold a section last
spring (to Mr. Mercer, of Iowa,) four
miles from Canyon City where I live
at $1-1 per acre and he now refuses
$20 per acre. I can furnish many
other such instances.
Heal estate of all kinds havo greatly
advanced and will yet advance
even more rapidly, for this country
is just now bogining to attract at
tention abroad, and the eyes of tho
world arc turned this way. Poor
men are seeking a country where it
is possible for them to own their
homes while men of wealth are looking
for invesment; and they know
that for a safo and sure one nothing
beats good lands. I am a land ageut
but am sincere in all that I have
said. I invite you to come and
and you will find that it is
oven hotter than I havo represented.
The average yield of wheat last year
(1000) wb 24 bushels por aere in my
county (aud in somo instauccs it
yielded 49 bushols per acre) and sold
at an average price of 70 ots per bushel.
These choice lands every foot
tillable, can bo bought now from $10
to $25 per aore. Como to see us and
wo will verify all wo have said.
Crideh Lanii Co.
Por John A. Wallace.
New Mining Company.
Henry Mining and Milling Com-.
.... , in
pany, 01 jciicrson coum, m. --,
000 capital Btock. O. H. Norton,
O. K. Crawrord, Priest Frazior, or
Louisville, and J. S. Henry, of Mar
ion, are tho stockholders,
MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY,
Miss Atta Copfier and Mr, Onille Ferrell,
Married Feb. Ilth.
LEFT TUESDAY FOR HARRISBUR6, ILL.
One of tho greatest surprises of
the season was the marriage or Miss
Atta Copher to Mr. Orvillo Ferrell,
Monday evening Feb. 11th, 1907. at
8 o'clock, at the home of the bride's
father, Rev. Virgil Klgin, official
A few of the neighbors and Miss
Cophor's immediate friends were
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
W. II. Copher, or this oity, and has
won many admirers by her quiet and
unassuming manner. She lias a host
or friends here who regret to give
Mr. Ferrell is of the firm of Patterson
and Fcrroll, in llarnsburg,
III., lie is a very prosperous and
promising young man, aud we reel
that he is certainly to be congratu
lated upon winning Miss Copher for
They loft Tuesday morniug for-Harrisburg,
where they will make
The extends -congratulations
and best wishcV.
I CHURCH NOTES X ?
Tho sermon at the Presbyterian
church last Sunday wur on the text
found in Isaiah 02 2. "Thou shalt
be called by a now name, which the
mouth of the Lord shall name. ' The
subjoot was to show the groat advantage
oi being named after tho Savior
of tho world.
The name of a man has much to
do with Ins lire aud especially that of
thr Christian. Paul said "Let evory
ono that nameth the name of Christ
dopart rrom iniquity, ' 2 Tim. 2,19.
Froquoutly men sry that they aro
not Christians, thinking it is an honor
to be reckoned among those who
deny Christ. In the last day it will
make all the difference what a'mau's
The question that decides our
eternal fate is whether or not we aro
named after the namo of Christ. If
we have tho namo of Christ stamped
upon us, wo will bo saved by Christ.
If not we will be eternally lost.
Next Sunday a protracted meeting
will begin at tho Baptist church.
Or. W. D. Powell, or Louisville,
State Evangelist, will assist, and do
the preaching. Tho public invited.
IMPOSSIBLE TO TEAGH
A SUMMER NORMAL
UnaToldable Circumstances Hare Arisen
Teat Makes it impossible for Prof.
y. 6. Kee to Teacb
TEACHERS MAY ENTER HI6H SCHOOL
Prof. Kee authorizes us to say that
circumstances havo arison tbat render
it impossible for him to teach a
normal this summer. If there are
any young teaohers who are depending
on this, rather than have them
disooromoded, thoy may enter tho
High School now and ho will arrange
for them work suited to their needs
by allowing thorn to omit the Latin,
but no regular course in pedagogy
can be undertaken. Ho is willing to
instruct on Saturdays any who aro
diflposcd "to enter under tho conditions.
Of coursa, ho, would gladly
give regular teachers' training work
KENTUCKY, FEBRUARY 14,
now if the crowded condition oi the
school permitted. But tho Superintendent
and Board of Education deem
it best not to undertake teachers'
training work during the regular
This Year a Record Breaker
Since last report there has been
eight now students atMurion Graded
Schools, making a grand total 491.
Last year tho enrollment lor the year
only reached 485. So this year will
easly be a record breaker. Pror.
Kee has the promiso of a number of
new students right away end thinks
he will enroll .r00.
.urs. ora Planus wno rosiaes one
and a hair miles from town is dangerously
ill. Drs. T. L. Phillips, of
Dycusburg, Dorroh, or Kelsey, and
Wilrord, or Kuttawa, are the attending
physicians. She is one or the
most attractive and highly esteemed
ladies in our community and many
anxiously wait for tidings concerning
her precarious condition. A beautiful
baby girl is one of tho special
charges of thonc who attend her bedside.
Married at Lynnvillc, Feb. 0th,
Miss Minnie Wheeler, cf that place,
and Mr. Percy Brasher, of Crittenden
county. The brido and groom
arc at home to their friends at their
home near Dycusburg.
Married at Metropolis., 111., Feb.
0th, 1907, Mr. Robt. Steele, eldest
ton of Mr. Geo. Steele, postmaster
at Dycusburg, and Miss Cash, of
Lyon county. The wedding was in
the nature of a surprise to their
friend here. ,.' -
Mrs. Dora Charles and children
arc visiting Mrs. Fannie Charles at
The Ladies Aid Society of the Dycusburg
Methodist Church will give
a Valentine Bazar at the City Hall
the oveniug of the 14th. Some of
the bost taste and talent of the county
will contribute to the occasion and
indications arc auspicious.
Rev. Jas. Oliver was with his congregation
at tho Baptist church Saturday
Our popular young cashier of the
Dycusburg Bank has becu at his
post every day since he was so seriously
wounded in the bank two
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Pickering
and Mr. and Mrs. Clevc Martin havo
removed to the old Pickering home.
Mrs. J. M. Graves is on the sick
S. H. Cassidy is seriously ill this
Mrs. Turloy and son, Corbet, were
guests of Mrs. Longston last week.
Raymond, little son of J. 11.
was quite siok this week.
M. B. Charlcs,of Mississippi,8pent
sever J days with relatives here last
week. On his return to Mississippi
he expects to enter upon his duties
at Brookhaven as bank cashier and
will not possibly find it convenient
to visit Dycusburg friends and relatives
John Hill and family, of Bowling
Green, visited relatives here last
Miss Lula Wheeler and Mr. Wil-lard
MoGomery havo entered college
at Bowling Green.
Tho witnesses who attended tho
examining trial at Marion Monday,
resulted in varied experiences and
the town was almost depopulated.
Ohas. Bennett is indisposed.
Mr. Val Frasier and son passed
down on the Str. Burtoril Sunday
enroute to Paducah with tobacco.
John I. Gasaway to Nancy Jane
Jessie Alvis toNanio A. Campbell.
'Hugh Wilborn to Johuie Fntts.
DIES IK MINNESOTA
Former Crittenden Count Girl Passes
Aay At St. Paul Minn.
DAUGHTER OF MR. M. T. VYORLEY
Mrs. Lewis J. Schuman, St. Paul,
Minu., died Tuesday Feb. 12th, 1907.
The death was very unexpected and
the news was rceieved by her rather,
M. T. Worley, in shape of telegram
containing the announcement, but
Mrs. Schuman wag before her marriage
Miss Annie Worley, of this
county. She was married four years
ago since which time she has resided
in SL Paul where her husband is a
brick mason and a fine workman.
She was thirty-one years of age and
leaves besides her husband two little
girls. She professed religion at
Crooked Creek several years ago.
Mr. and Mr.. Worley have the
sympathy of every one in the loss of
their last daughter. Gilbert and
Charley Worley are Mrs. Schuman's
brothers. James M. Gilbert, of this
county, is her grand father, Rowc
Gilbert is her uncle.
Robt. K. Allen and wire to Isaac
G. Guess 14 acres on Piney creek
Jo'Cph A. Crayne to J. S. Crayne
3 acre." near Marion $80.
J. W. Arflax to J. S. Stevens 28$
acres on Crooked Creek exchange.
F. C. Uurklcy and wife to Her
bert Austin interest in land on Deer
Mary C. Teer and husband to E.
J. Hayward 174 acres on Claylick
C. S. Nunn and wife to Phillips
Gohagan tract of land on Meadow
The Marion musical club met with
Mrs. C. P Noggle Saturday afternoon
Chopin was the composer discussed,
quite a number of composition
were rendered and much enjoyed
by those present, the programme was
varied by the introduction of selection
from their composer, the meeting
was a most satisfacory one. Delicious
refreshments were served.
Those present were Masdamc9
J no. Wilson, C. P, Noggle, Tom
Cochran, Jim Travis, Fannie Walker
R. D. Dreaehcr, N. O. Tucker, S.
M. Jenkins, J. W, Trisler, E. V.
Miss Sallie Woods. Kitty Gray
Mrs. Carrie Thomas, Mrs. Benjamin
Andres and Miss Ruby James were
the new members added. The noxt
meeting is at Mrs- Oil Tucker.
New Goal Yard
There is a move on foot to establish
a large supply coal yard in Marion
with a capacity of 100,000
bushels. The plans are not all complete
yet and we are not authorized
to name the corporation.
The coal yard will be covered so
as to protect coal from slacking and
to accomodate a supply to last thru
any famine or car shortage and will
be filled in the summer when coal is
Avalanche Destroyed Summer Resort
Toulouse, France, Feb. 2 The
Casino and twenty houses in the village
of Bareges, a well known spot
near Lourdas, have been destroyed
by an avalanche of snow. Several
persons are believed to be buried in
'Call meeting of Crittenden, Co.,
Farmer's Cltb to be held at court
house Saturday Feb. lGth, 1907, at
10 o'clock sharp, important business
to attend to, a full attendance is
J. Frans Conger, Pres.
Chae. W. Fox, Sec.
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