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VOL. 28. MARION, CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KENTUCKY, FEBRUARY 14. 1907. NUMBER 37.
HOW A DOLLAR GREW
History of a Prize Dollar Won by a Little
Girl in a Press Story Contest
GREW RAPIDLY FROM $1,00 TO $41.85
Murphysboro, 111., Feb !th.
Dkar Editor: If you will allow
me space in your valuable paper I
will tell you how a dollar grew.
Some two or three years ago you
requested the little folks to write
stories to the Press. So after reading
several 'stoiies from the little
children, I decided to write one.
While I was trying to think of
some subject to write on,l noticed
a wren's nest in a carpet that was
hanging on the garden fence. So
while I was helping in a nun a or answering
my little crippled sister I
thought I would write a tory "A
Wren's Nest in a Carpet." I wrote
it and ent it in and after waiting
some three or four weeks 1 saw that
my story was published. Imagine
how proud I felt, il vou can. wheu I
saw iny story in the Press. Oh, how
hajpy I felt !
Well, a days and months went by
I aw in the Press that the Kditor
wanted my address, said I was the
winner of third prize which was a
dollar. So I tried to buy a pig with
the dollar but could find no dollar
pigs, so I loaned the dollar out for
six months and took for interest fifteen
eggs. I set the eggs under one
of mamma's hens and raised ten
chicks and sold them for $3.00, took
$2.40 and bought two pigs, kept
them a little over a year and sold
them for $41.85.
So, Mr. Jenkins, I thought you
would like to know what I did with
the dollar. I would like to know
what the other little folks did with
Wishing the Press success 1 remain,
your little friend
Notice to pastors, superintendents
and leaders of S. S. The fifth aniial
session of the pastors institute will
held in Louisville begming Feb. 18th
1907, and continuing five days.
This will be a fine opportunity for pastors,
teachers and superintendants of
S. S. if 100 tickets can be sold in
Crittenden county you will be entitled
to reduced rates. Send in your
name by Feb. 15th, pastors will get
lodging and breakfast. You can
well afford to fast one dinner and
supper for the bed and breakfast and
what you may get out of the institute.
Dont fail to go, Sunday Schools send
your pastor, or superintendent.
Yours for the institute.
R. M. Franks.
Program if Oratorical Cutest
The following is the program for
the Oratorical Contest, Feb. 22nd, of
Marion High School.
"Life and Bow to Live it"
Nathaniel Gray Rochester
"The Boys of 76"
"A Type of True Americanism"
Jones Otho Gill
A Litter Fr Muphis.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 30, 1907.
Mr. S. M. Jenkins, Marion, Ky:
Dear Sir: I am Hying in the land
of Dixie now and think that it is a
grand old place. It is summer time
down here now, we have not had any
weather eold enough to remind me of
old Kentuoky. I received the dear
old Press and was sure glad to get it,
please do not fail to send it every
week as it is just like a letter from
home. I have met lots' of people
down here from Marion. I called on
Miss Rosa and Morris Schwab a few
days ago, they both have nice positions.
Well about all a stranger in
Memphis is negroes, mules and cotton
and street cars.
I go out nearly every day and take
a look at the Mississippi river. It is
already awful high and is still rising.
Well I got to see the man walking
the Mississippi river. It was sure
real amusing to watch him walk along
on top of the water.
I will close hoping the Press and
its many leaders a happy and prosperous
vear. I am your truly,
TEXAS LANDS. ,
Canyon City. Tex., Jan. 10, 11107.
Dear Editor: Will you permit
me to say to your readers, a few
things about our country. When 1
was in old Crittenden last Juue n a
visit for my first time since leaving
there iu lS7."i I was vory forcibly
impressed with the need of many ut
your citizens, seeking a new countrv
and doing o nt once.
I recall the instance of pld uncle
Ed McClckey, in 1S74, selling out
there and moving to Texas by wagon,
resulted in my father following suit
the next year. Also Silas McMurray,
Frank Cruce, John Zimmerman and
I shall always bless the day that
uncle turned thi way. We settled
in Erath county, Texas, and remained
there on one tract of land until ten
years ago when I moved to this
countrv. After trying the plains I
really feel as thoutrh I have lost the
21 years spent in Erath county, for
there it repuired so much expenditure
of money and labor to prepare the
land for the plow while here it is
already clear, absolutely no obstruction:
level, and no floods to wah
away the soil.
1 have been engaged more or less
for the last five year iu buying and
selling lands and cattle, I do not recall
to mind a single instance where
the mau to whom I -old laud has not
cither sold are can sell at a fancy
profit. Example: Four years ago I
sold a section of land U miles of Canyon
to W. P. Orr, of Stephenville,
Texas., at $2. 75 per acre, he has not
expended a dollar on it except for
taxes (this is only $10 per section
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 $14 per acre and he now refuses
$20 per acre. I can furnish many
other such instances.
Real estate of all kinds have greatly
advanced and will yet advance
even more rapidly; for this country
is just now begining to attract at
tention abroad, and the eyes of the
world are 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 safe and sure one nothing
beats good lands. I am a land agent
but am sincere in all that I have
said. I invite you to come and investigate
and you will find that it is
even better than I have represented.
The average yield of wheat last year
(1906) was 24 bushels per acre in my
county (aud in somo instances it
yielded 49 bushels per acre) and sold
at an average price of 70 ets per bushel.
These choice lands every foot
tillable, can be bought now from 910
to $25 per aere. Come to see as and
we will verify all we have said.
Cridke Land Co.
Per John A. Wallace.
Nil Mlaiif Caipaiy.
Henry Mining and Milling Company,
of Jefferson county, with $10,
000 capital stook. O. H. Norton,
O. K. Crawford, Priest Frazier, of
Louisville, and J. S. Henry, of Marion,
are the stockholders,
Miss Atta Copher and Mr. Omlle Ferrell,
Married Feb. Nth.
LEFT TUESDAY FOR HARRISBUR6, ILL.
One of the greatcs'. surprises of
the season was the marriage of Miss
Atta Copher to Mr. Orvillo Ferrell,
Monday evening Feb. 11th, 1007 at
S o'clock, at the home of the bride's
father, Rev. Virgil Elgin, officiating.
A few of the neighbor and Miss
Copher's immediate friends were
The bride is the daughter of Mr.
W. H. Copher, of this ity. and has
won many admirers by her fpiiet and
unassuming manner. Shu has a host
of friends here who regret to give
Mr. Ferrell i ol the firm of Patterson
and Ferrell, iu Harrisburg,
111.. He is a very prosperous and
promising young man, and we feel
that he is certainly to be congratulated
upon winning Mi5 Copher for
They left Tuesday morning lor.
Harrisburg, where they will make
The Press Record extend congratulations
and best wishe's.
CHURCH NOTES X
The sermon at the Presbyterian
church last Sunday wub jn the text
found in Isaiah u'2'2. "Thou shalt
be called by a new name, which the
mouth of the Lord shall name. The
subject was to show the great advantage
of being named after the Savior
of the world.
The name of a man has much to
ao with Ins life and especially that of
the Christian. Paul said "Let every
one that uameth the name of Christ
depart from iniquity,' 2 Tim. 2,1 ft.
Frequently men sry that they are
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' man's
The question that decides our
eternal fate is whether or not we are
named after the name of Christ. If
we have the name of Christ stamped
upon us, we will bo saved by Christ.
If not we will be eternally lost.
Next Sunday a protracted meeting
will begin at the Baptist church.
Dr. W. D. Powell, of Louisville,
State Evangelist, will assist, and do
the preaching. The public invited,
IHMPOSSIBLE TO TEACH
A SUMMER NORMAL
Umeidaile Circuistaaces Hue Arisen
Tlat Makes it Impossible for Prof.
V. 6. Kee to Teach
TEACHERS MAY ENTER HI6H SCHOOL
Prof. Kee authorizes us to say that
circumstances have arisen that render
it impossible for him to teach a
normal this summer. If there are
any young teachers who are depending
on this, rather than have them
discommoded, they may enter the
High Sohool now and he will arrange
for them work suited to their needs
by allowing them to omit the Latin,
bat no regular course in pedagogy
can be undertaken. He is willing to
instruct on Saturdays any who are
disposecTto enter under the conditions.
Of course, he. would gladly
give regular teachers' training work
now if the crowded condition of the
school permitted. Hut the 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 new students at Marion Graded
School, making a grand total 491.
Last year the enrollment for the year
only reached 4S.". So this year will
easly be a record breaker. Prof.
Kee has the promise of a number of
uew students right away end thinks
he will enroll .")00.
Mrs. Nora Mann who mc
and a half milt") lrom town is dangerously
ill. Drs. T. L. Phillips, of
Dorrob, of Kelsey, and
Wilford, ol Kuttawa, are the attending
physicians She i one of the
most attiactive .md highly esteemed
ladies jn our community and many
anxiouily wait for tiding- concerning
her prccariou condition. A beautiful
baby gill is one of the special
charge- of thoc who attend her bedside.
Married at Lyunille, Feb. l5th,
Miss Minnie Wheeler, rf that place,
and Mr. Peicy Brasher, of Crittenden
county. The bride and groom
are at home to their friends at their
home near Jiyciisburg.
Married at Metiopolis, 111., Feb.
(Jth, 15107. Mr. Ilobt. Steele, eldest
ou of Mr. (.ico. Steele, potmatcr
at and Miss Cah, of
Lyon county. The wedding was in
the nature of a surprise t0 their
Mrs. Dora Charles and children
are visiting Mr-. Fannie Charle at
The Ladies Aid Society of the
Methodist Church will give
a Valentine Hazar at the City Hall
the I'venius: of the Nth. Some of
the bet taste and talent of the county
will contribute to the occasion and
indications are auspicious.
Rev. Jas. Oliver was with his congregation
at the Uaptist church Saturday
Our popular young cashier of the
Dycusburg Bank has beeu at his
post every day since he was so ser
iously wounded in the bank two
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Pickering
and Mr. and Mrs. Clevc Martin have
removed to the old Pickering home.
Mrs. J. M. Graves is on the sick
S. II. Cassidy is seriously ill this
Mrs. Turley and son, Corbet, were
guests of Mrs. Longston last week.
Raymond, little son of J. R.
was quite sick this week.
M. rJ. Charles, of Mississippi, spent
several 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
MoGomcry have entered college
at Bowling Green.
The witnesses who attended the
examining trial at Marion Monday,
resulted in varied experiences and
the town was almost depopulated.
Chas. Bennett is indisposed.
Mr. Val Frasier and son passed
down on the Str. Burtorff Sunday
enroute to Paducah with tobacco.
John I. Gasaway to Nancy Jane
Jessie Alvis toNanie A. Campbell.
'Hugh Wilborn to Johnie Fritts.
DIES 111 MINNESOTA
Former Crittenden County Girl Passes
Away At St. Paul Minn.
DAUGHTER OF MR. M. T. WORLEY
Mrs. Lewis .1. Schuman, St. Paul,
Minn., died Tuesday Feb. 12th, 1107.
The death was very unexpected and
the news was recievcd by her father,
M. T. Worley, in shape of telegram
containing the announcement, but
Mr-. Schuman wa bofoic her marriage
Mis- Annie Worley, of this
county. She was married four years
ago since which time he has resided
in St. Paul where her husband is a
brick mason and a fine workman.
She was- thirty-one year- of age and
leaves beside her husband two little
girl. Six1 professed religion at
Crooked Creek several years ago.
Mr. and Mr. Worley have the
sympathy of every one iu the loss of
their daughter. Gilbert and
Charley Worley are Mrs. Schumau's
brother-, Jame- M. Gilbert, ol this
county, i-Gilbert her grand father. Rowe
i- her uncle.
Ilobt. K. Alloii and wife to !
G. Gut-100. s 14 acres on Pine-v creek
Joseph A. Crayne to J. S. Cray uo
fi acre- near Marion fsO.
J. W Arflax to J. S. Steven- 2S
acres on Crooked Creek exchange.
F. C. Burklcy and wife to Herbert
Austin interest in land on Dear
Mary C. Teer and to K.
J. Hayward 174 acre- on Claylick
C. S. Nuim and wile to Phillips
Gohauan tract of land on Meadow
IVE it food that
retard the performance
of its natural
functions, and it will
The Marion muical club met with
Mrs. C. P- Xogglc Saturday afternoon
Chopin was the composer discussed,
quite a number of composition
were rendered and much enjoyed
by those present, the progi amine was
varied by the introduction of selection
from their composer, the meeting
was a most satisfacory otic. Delicious
refreshments were served.
Those present were Masdames
J no. Wilson. ('. P, Noggle, Tom
Cochran, Jim Travis, Fannie Walker
R. D. Dreacher, N. O. Tucker, S.
M. Jenkins, J. W, Trisler, E. V.
Miss Sallie Woods, Kitty Gray
Mr Carrie Thomas, Mrs. Benjamin
Andres aud Miss Iluby James were
the new members added. The next
meeting is at Mrs- Oil Tucker.
New Coal Yard
There i a move on foot to establish
a large supply coal yard in Marion
with a capacity of 100,000
bushels. The plan- arc 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
I any famine or car shortage and will
be filled in the utumer wuon 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
person- are believed to be buried in
Call moetiug of Crittenden, Co.,
Farmer- Cltb to be held at court
house Saturday Feb. lUth, 1U07, at
10 o'clock sharp, important busiuess
to attend to. a full attendance is
J. Fr.uiK Conger, Pres.
Chas. W. Fox, Sec.
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Professor of Chemistry
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