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told, this of the
Special. Hut It
ago, and for
dead. It wasn't grief that killed hlni
lther, though at one time his grief
came uncommonly near killing us.
It Is an odd smt of ii yarn, too, because
one part of it never got to headquarters,
and another part of It never
got from headquarters.
How, for Instance, the mysterious
car was ever started from Chicago ou
nch a delirious schedule, how many
men In the service know that even
How, for another instance, Sinclair
tnd Francis took the ratty old car reeling
Into Denver with tho glass shriveled,
the paint blistered, the hose burned
and a tire sprung on one of the
drhers, how many headquarters
slaves know that?
Our end of the story never went In
at all neer went In because It was
not deemed m ell, essential to the get-ling
up of the annual report,. We could
have raised their hair; they could have
raised our salaries, but they didn't; we
In telling this story I would not be
misunderstood. Ours is not the only
line between Chicago aud Denver
There are others, I admit It. But there
Is only one line, all the same, that
could have taken the McWilliams Special,
as we did. out of Chicago at 1 In
the evening and put It In Denver long
before noon the next day.
A commuuicathn came from a great
La Salle street banker to the president
of our road. Xc"U the second vice
president heard of it. but In this way
"Why have you turned down Peter
McWilliams' request for a special to
Denver this afternoon?" n;ed the
"He wants too much." came back
over the private wlie. "We can't do
After satisfying himself on this point
tho president called up La Salle street.
"Our folks say, Mr. McWilliams, wf
simply can't do It."
"You must do It "
"When will the car be ready?"
"At 3 o'clock."
"When mut It be In Denver?"
"Ten o'clock tomorrow morning."
The president nearly jumped the
"McWilliams. you're crazy What on ,
earth do you mean?" l
The talk came back so low that the .
wires hardly caught it. There were occasional
outbursts such as. 'Situation J
Is extremely critical." "Grave danger,"
"Acute distress," "Must help me
But none of this would ever have
moved the president had not Peter
McWilliams been a bigger mau than
most corporations, and a personal leanest
from Peter. If he stuck for it.
could hardly be refused, and for tills i
he most decidedly stuck.
"I tell you it will turn us upside
down," stormed the president.
"Do you asked Peter McWilliams.
"when your .nfernal old put
The door mis ; itll'i t.jituc'l Ity n sail
i ,iliI man.
f a road was busted eight year- ago
fou were turned inside out then,
weren't you? And hung up to dry,
The president did recollect. He
tould not decently help recollecting.
And he recollected how, about that
innie time, Peter McWllllanis had one
week taken up for him a matter of
two millions Hoatlug with a personal
fheck and carried It eighteen months
Without security when money could
ot be had In Wull street on govern-rent
Do you that Is, have you heretofore
supposed that n railroad belongs
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to the stockholders? Not so. It belongs
to men like Mr. MeWlllliuns.
who own It when they ueed It At
otlior times tho.v let the stockholders
carry It until they want It again.
"We'll do what we can, Peter," re-idled
the president, desperately amiable.
I a in Klvlng you only au Inkling of
how It started, not a word as to how
countless orders were Issued and
countless schedules were canceled, not
a paragraph about numberless train"
abandoned in toto and numberless others
pulled aud hauled and held ami
annulled. The McWIlllamB Special In a
twinkle tore a great system Into great
It set master mechanics by the ears
and made reckless falsiflers of previously
conservative trainmen. It made
undying enemies of rival superintendents
aud Incipient paretics of jolly
train dispatchers. It shivered us from
end to end and stem to stem, but It
covered 1.020 miles of the best steel I.i
the world In rather better than twenty
hours and n blaze of glory.
"My word Is out," said the president
In his message to all superintendents
thirty minutes later. "You will get
your division schedule in a few mo
meuts. Send no reaous for Inability
to make It. Simply deliver the goods
With your time report, which comes by
Dy. M. S., I want the name and record
of every member of every train
crew and oory engine crew that hauls
the McWIlIlnnis car." Then followed
particular Injunctions of secrecy.
Above all, the new-papers must not
Hut where newspapers are secrecy
can only be hoped for, never attahn' 1.
In spite of the most elaborate pree
to preserve Peter McWilllnimi'
secret would you believe It? the ouni
ing paper-, had half a column, prnoti
cally the whole thing. Of course t'i
had to gue at 6ome of It, but for a
new-paper story it was pretty
the same. They had to a niiir.Ue
the time of the start from Chicago a d
hinted broadly that the schedule v.;i
n hair raiser, something to make pre
vious very records previous
records And here in a se.vi
was the secret the train was to e t:i
vey a promlueit Chicago capitalist t
the bedside of his dying son. Philip
McWilliams, In Denver. Further, th.it
hourly bulletins were being wired to
the distressed father and that
effort of science would be put forth t
keep the unhappy boy alive until li s
father could re.ich Denver ou the -; e
clal. Lastly. It was hoped by all Ci
evening paper- (to All out the half !!: t
column scare) that Minrise would -e
the anxious parent well on toward the
gateway of the Hockies.
Of the morning papers from
the Atlantic to the Pacific had the
story repeated --care headed. In
and the public were laughing at our
people's dogged refusal to confirm the
report or in be Interviewed at all on
the subject. The papers had the story
Minyway. Whrt did they care for our
efforts to screen a private dl.tres
which Insisted on so paralyzing a time
caul for 1.02(5 miles?
TVlion mil1 dit'n llw lvnt ,tnl if tint
schedule, came over the wires there
was a universal, a vociferous, kick.
Dispatchers, superintendent of motive
power, train master, everybody, pro
touted. We were given about seven
hours to cm or 400 mile the fastest
percentage, by the way, on the whole
"This may be grief for young Me-Williams
and for his dad," grumbled
the ihlef dispatcher that evening :m
he cribbed the press dispatches going
iver the wires about the special, "but
the grief Is not theirs alone."
Then he made a protest to Chicago
What the answer was none but
ever knew. It isiiiie peional, and
i took it personally, but the manner
u wli'ih lie went to work clearing
track and making a card for the Me
Williams Special showed better speed
than the train itself ever attempted.
uul he kicked no more.
After all the row It seems Incredible,
but they never got ready to leave Chi-
sago till 4 o'clock, and when the McWilliams
Special lit Into our train
teni It was like dropping a mountain
Ion Into a bunch of steers.
Freights and extras, local pasengcr
trains even, were used to being side
tracked, but when It came to laying
nit the tilers aud (I whisper this) the
White Mall and the Manila express the
ill began to sizzle In the Journal boxes.
The freight business, tho passenger
traffic, the mall schedules of a whole
nillway system were actually knock-I
pd by the McWilliams Special Into a
From tho mluuto It cleared Western
avenue It was the only thing talked
of. Divisional headquarters and car
link shanties alike were bursting with
Or the West End we had all night to
ireparo, and at 5 o'clock next morning
every man In the operating department
was on edge. At precisely 3:58 n. in.
the McWilliams Special stuck Its nose
nto our dlvldou, aud Foley pulled off
No. 1 with the 4(50 was heading her
llzzy for McChud. Already the
had made up thirty-one
on the oue hour delay in Chicago,
md Llnc:.!:i threw her Into our hand
T, " ff
with a Mrt of "There now, you fallows)
Are you any good at all on the
West End?" And we thought we were.
Sitting in tho dispatcher's olllco, we
tagged her down the Hue like a
Oxford, Zanesvllle, Ash-ton
and a thousand people at the Mc-Cloud
station waited for 0 o'clock and
for Foley's muddy cap to pop through
the Blackwood bluffs, watched him
italn the valley maples with a stream
sf white and black, scream at the Junction
switches, tear and crash through
the yards and slide hissing and panting
up uuder our nose, swing out of
als cab and look nt nobody at all but
We made It fcoO a. in., Central time;
the miles, V.M; the minutes, 121. The
ichedule was beaten and that with the
130 miles the fastest on the whole
1.020. Everybody In town yelled
Foley. He asked for a chew of
lobacco and, not getting one handily,
alt Into his own piece.
While Foley melted his weed George
Sinclair stepped out of the superintendent's
office he was done in a
black silk shirt, with a blue four-In-Jand
streaming over his front stepped
jut to shake hands with Foley as one
hostler got the 406 out of the way and
mother backed down with a new
But nobody paid much attention to
ill this. The mob bad swarmed around
ihe ratty, old. blind eyed baggage car
which, with an ordluary way car,
the McWilliams Special.
"Now, what does a man with McWilliams'
money want to travel
In an old photograph gallery
like that for?" asked Andy Cameron,
who was the least bit huffed because
he hadn't been marked up for the run
himself. "You better take him In a
:up of hot coffee. Sinkers," suggested
Andy to the lunch counter boy. "You
might get a ten dollar bill If the old
aian Isn't feeliug too badly. What do
rou hear from Denver. Neighbor?" he
isked, turning to the superintendent
)f motive power. "Is the boy holding
"I'm not worrying about the boy
aoldlng out: it's whether tho Five-Nine
will hold out."
"Aren't you going to change
crows at Arickaree?"
"Not today." said- Neighbor grimly.
'We haven't time."
Just then Sinkers rushed at the
car with a cup of hot coffee for
Mr. McWilliams. Everybody, hoping
to get a peep at the capitalist, made
way. Sinkers climbed over tho train
:hosts which were lashed to the platforms
and pounded on the door, no
pounded hard, for he hoped and beloved
that there was something in It.
But he might have pounded till his
?offeo froze for all Uie Impression It
aiade on tho sleepy McWilliams.
the man trouble enough
without tackling your chicory?" sang
mt Felix Kennedy, and the laugh o
llscouraged Sinkers that he gave over
md sneaked away.
At that moment tho editor of the lo-al
paper came around the depot
on the run. He wns out for an Interview
and. as usual, Just a trifle lato.
However, he Insisted ou boarding the
jaggage car to tender his sympathy to
The barricades bothered him, but ho
iiounted them all and began an emergency
pound on tho forbidding blind
loor. Imagine his feelings when the
loor was gently opened by a sad eyed
nan. who opened tho ball by shoving a
iflo as big as a pinch bar under the
"My grief. Mr. McWlllllams."
the interviewer In a trembling
"don't Imagine I want to bold
rou up. Our citizens are all peaceable"
"Why. man, I'm not even aklng for
i subscription. I simply went to ton"
"Get out!" snapped the mau with the
;un, and In a foam the newsman
limbed down. A curious crowd
close to hear an editorial version
if the Ten Commandments revised on
:he spur of the moment. Felix
said It was worth going miles to
lear. "That's the coldest deal I ever
itruck on the plains, boys." declared
he editor. "Talk about your
parents. If the boy doesn't have a
hill when that man i caches him I
nlss iny guess. He acts to me as If
le was afraid his grief would get
iwny before he got to Denver."
Meantime Gonrgie Sinclair was
a silk handkerchief around his
lock, while Neighbor gave hlni
In functions. .s ho put up his foot
o swing Into the cab the boy looked
'or all the world like a Jockey, toe In
tlrrup. Neighbor glanced nt his watch.
"Can you make It by 11 o'clock?" he
"Denver or the ditch. Neighbor."
aughed Georgle. testing the air. "Are
ou right back there, Pat?" he called
is Conductor Francis strode forward
o compare the mountain time.
"night and tight, and I call it
now. What have you, Geor-tie?"
leaning from the cab window.
'And we're ready."
"Then go!" cried Pat Francis,
"Go!" echoed Sinclair, and waved a
lackward smile to the crowd as the i
ilstons took the push and the escapes .
A roar went up. The little engineer ;
ihook bis cap, und with a flirting,
ng slide tho McWillllams Special drew '
dipping away between the shining :
ails for the Hockies. j
.lust how (McWilliams felt we had no
neans of knowing, but wo know our ;
learts would not beat freely until Ids J
Dfernal special should slide safely j
;ver the last of the 2(10 miles which
(Continued on next page.)
A. J. Graves etc l'lff.
vs 1 Equity
Virginia Graves etc Di'i ,
By virtue of a judgment and Order
of Sale of the Crittend.n Circnit
Court, rendered at the March term
thereof, 1907 in the above cause.
I shall proceed to offer for sale at
the Court-house door in Marion to
the highest bidder, at Public Auction,
Monday the 13th day of May
1!07 at 1 o'clock P. M. or thereabout,
(being Court day), upon a
credit of six months, the following
described properity, to wit:
A certain house and lot near
Crittenden county Ky,
acres and bounded as follows
begining on the Eddyville road and
conies to Mrs. Cooksey thence with
her line N 00 E 30 poles to her corner
a stake thence with another line
of hor's S 18 E 25 poles to a stake
on side of road thence X 55 E 50
poles to old line of Jacobs thence with
same N SO W 02 poles to a stake on
Eddyville road, thence with said road
S 3U W 1S poles, thence S 14 W 22
poles to the begining.
For the purchase price the purchaser,
with approved security or
securities, must execute Bond, bearing
legal interest from the day of
sale until paid, and having tho force
and effect of a judgment. Bidders
will be prepared to comply promptly
with these terms.
J. G. BOCUKSTER,
Joe L. Clinton, Plff
Ja-. F. Cook, ct al, Dft.
By virtue of a Judgement and Order
of Sale ol the Crittenden Circuit
Court, rendered at the Marcli Term
thereof, IDC 7, in the above cause for
the sum of $3, 51:1. OS with interest
at the rate of 0 per cent, per annum
from the 25 day of August 1000 on
$1451 and interest on remainder
from November 25, 1002, until paid,
and $250 costs herein, I .-hall proceed
to offer for sale at the Courthouse
door in Marion to the highest
bidder, at Public Auction, on Mon
day the 13th day of May 1007, at 1
o'clock P. M., or thereabout, (being
Court day) upon a credit of six,
twelve and eighteen months, the following
described property, to-wit:
A certain tract of land situated in
Crittenden county, Ky., and known
as the John Walter Cook iatm, near
Mattoon. This farm is situated
within two miles of Bepton, on the
I. C. B. B. and withiii six miles of
Weston, on the Ohio Biver, and lies
on the old Fj nil's ferry toad between
said points, and is in a line state of
cultivation, with good improvements
and well watered, and contains 180
Or sufficient thereof to produce the
sums of money so ordered to be
made. For the purchase price the
purchaser, with approved security or
securities, must execute bond, bearing
legal interest lrom the day of
sale until paid, and having the force
aud elicct of a judgment. Bidders
will be prepared to comply promptly
with these terms.
J. G. BoCIlKsTKIt,
Sale For School Taxes,
By virtue of taxes due Marion Graded
Common School District No 27 of Crittenden
county Kentucky. I will on
Monday May 13th, 1007., between the
hours of 10 o'clock a. m. and 2 o'clock
d. m. expose to public sale, to the
highest bidder for cash in hand, the
following property, for so much thereof
as may oe necessary, to satisfy the
amount of the taxes due and costs, and
assessed in the following names to wit.
Brown Emily, one house and lot
in Marion, Ky., taxes for
1903-1-5 und 6 $4.20
Beard Geo. A. one house and lot
in Marion Ky taxes for 1903
and 190C 6.35
Bell John W. one house and lot
in Marion Ky taxes for 1903-4-5
and G 13.52
Glore Minner, taxes for 1903-4-5
and G 1G.15
Weldon S. M. one house and lot
in Marion Ky taxes for 190G, 8.10
Whitehouse C. H. one house
and lot in Marion Ky on the
north side of Carlisle St. and
known as the Record building
taxes for 1906 15.15
Watson W. Hugh one house and
lot in Marion Ky taxes for
Dollins Nellc houso and lot in
Marion Ky taxes., for 1904-5-6 12.10
Givens J. W. house and lot in
Marion Ky taxes for 1904-5-6 25.95
Henry James S. house and lot
in Marion Ky taxes for 190G 9.40
Henry Albert M. house and lot
in Marion Ky taxes for 1904-G-G
Henry S N. house and lot in
Marion Ky taxes for 1905-G 11.45
H. A. Haynes Treasurer,
Marion Graded Common School
Dist. No. 27
This Alril 1st, 1907.
D. T. White, Plff.
A. J. Grant, etc., Dft. j
By virtue of a Judgment and Order
of Sale of tho Crittenden Circuit
Court, rendered at the March Term
thereof, 1907, in the above cause
for tho sum of $300 with interest at
G per cent, per annum from tho 8 day
of Oct. 1902, until paid, and $50
costs herein, I shall proceed to offer
for sale at the Court-house door in
Marion to the highest bidder, at
Public Auction, on Monday the 13th
day of May, 1007. at 1 o'clock P.
M., or thereabout, (being Court day),
upon a credit of six months, the
following described property to wit:
A certain tract ot land lying and
being in the county of Crittenden
and state of Kentucky and being the
same tract of land purchased by A.
J. Grant from J. B. McKinley ou
the Sth day of Oct. 1902. See deed
recorded in deed book 13, page 159,
in the office of the Clerk of the
Crittenden County Court Said land
is bounded as follows:
Beginning on a whito oak corner
T. W. Hughes, thence S. 20, E. 20
poles to a hickory, thence N. 83, E.
20 poles to a stone, thence S. 04, E.
56 poles to a stone at the North
corner of the lane, thence N. 15, E.
48 poles to a white oak, thenco 16
E. 94 poles to a stake, thenco 75 W.
20 poles to a small black oak (now
down), thence W. 54 poles to a poplar,
thence about South and about 12
poles to a white oak and hickory,
thence S. 00, Wr. 15 poles to a white
oak, thence S. 22, Wr. 44 poles to
beginning containing 57 acres.
Or sufficient thereof to produce
the sums of money so ordered to be
made. For the purchase price the
purchaser, with approved security
or securities, must execute Bond,
bearing legal interest from the day
of sale until paid, and having the
force and effect of a Judgment.
Bidders will be prepared to comply
with these terms
J. G. BOCHESTKR,
B. C. Hill Plff.
W. E. Curry Dft.
By virtue of a judgement and
Order of sale of the Crittenden Cir-
cuit Court, rendered at the March
term thereof, 1007, in the above
cause for the sum of $201,911 with
interest at the rate of 0 per cent,
per annum from the 9th day ol July
1900. until paid, and $40.00 costs
herein, I shall proceed to offer for
sale at the Court-house door in Marion
to the highest bidder, at Public
Auction, ou Monday the 13th day of
May 1907, at 1 o'clock P. M. or
thereabouts, (being Court day), upon
a credit of three months the following
property, to wit:
Three mules, one horse and one
log wagon, all sound and in good fix.
Or sufficient thereof to produce the
sums of money so ordered to be made.
For the purchase price the purchaser
with approved security or securities,
must execute Bond, bearing legal
interest from day of sale until paid,
and having the force and effect of a
judgement. Bidders will be prepared
to comply promptly with these
terms. J. G. Bocmkstkk,
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Timothy Hay, Baled Hay
will be sold this month. See
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Over Marion Bank Building
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