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jt. I' :$ i. M . tt m i ki .j I I "' .' xk THE CRITTENDEN PRESS rUBUIHID TTKEKtT. MARION, iiii KENTOOKT. THE OLD HEROIC LINE. I have read on ttorltd pages how trtcratta !n their nht "Were lathed beneath the till day had merged to night; Haw boarders rwansed upon the dek. as lMm(n backward reel. And cut a path to victory through gleaming blae of steel. I've read of this, and jayed te know such blood as theirs- was raise. That I held kinship with the men of that "old heroic line." 1 have read Is histories olden of those eta at b of the past. Who marched and fought and suffered where'er their fate was cast; Of mn who died by Kjuadroas, or went down with their ship?. Their faces to the battle-front, a cheer upon their tips And my heart has leaped within me to know they all were mine. A portion of my heritage, that "old heroic line.' I have read In many a volume that grand ly stirring ule. Of how the hardy pioneers swarmed o'er the wottern trail; Of bow with ax and rifle, la constant toil and fear. They faced a thousand dangers, and bW oer long frontier. And some way they are kin to rateach straggling spirit mine. The sturdy empire makers of that "old heroic tine." I soas the daily papers, and there on every Pg I read the living messages of this our living age; Of tvldier on the battle Mae, of sailors on the so. Of men who tlve and work and die to make owr world nor free. And I know that all about me are these same souls of mine. And every ge holds to Its heart that "old heroic line." The men who dare to think and act the duty of their day. To whom the stirring call of life Is not the voice of play ; They hear the thrilling bugle note that raakec thera do and dare, Asd count their day. a puny thing they never dream to spare. I see their fact on the Mrtet these comrades true of mine. Heir of the mighty ages past, that "old heroic line." George R. Parrtsh. In Chicago Inter Ocean. A SET OF FALSE TEETH. Little Miss Lowther had been in the women's "fracture" ward of St. Jerome hospital for nearly three weeks before she was able to sit up and look about her. The window almost at her elbow looked out on a whitewashed inner court of the building, and, except for the opposite windows, offered nothing to attract the attention. Bat when the first warm April day came and the windows were all raised to let in the dry perfume of spring, she saw at the opposite window, looking fixedly but at her, the pale face of a man. It was an incident. Everything is an incident, after three weeks of hibernation in a hospital bed. As soon as he saw her looking at him the ranger's eye withdrew. That afternon Miss Lowther's nurse brought her a fragrant bouquet of red carnations. "From Mr. Bennett,' whispered the gentle creature in the blue gown and white cap, "And who, prav, is Mr. Bennett?" asked the nervous Mis? Lowther, taking the flowers and sinking her pretty nose hungrily into their midst, "Oh, the poor fellow is just across the court in the men's ward. He has a broken leg, railroad accident, saw you at your window and asked me aboufyou." Miss LowthcrMt upand looked out. He was thero, and the smile upon his fce was good to see as he watched her smelling his flowers. She smiled vaguely at him, said 'Thank you" softly, and turned to the nurse. "It was very kind of him, wasn't it? So he asked you about me, did he? And what did you tell?" asked the patient, her thin face kindling with the interest and pleasure she felt. "Oh, I just told him what I knew. That you were ell alone, a stranger in Chicago. That you had broken your wrist falling on the ice, that you wore very patient, your name, that you were a school-teacher, and that you expected " "Expected what?" sternly inter rupted Miss Lowther. "That you expected to he able to leave the hospital very soon," explained the nurse, filling a glass with water for the flowers. "Ah, that was right, Miss Helen," with a sigh of relief; "you didn't toll him that I you didn't say anything about Mr. Wheelock, or that 1 was er engaged ?" "Oh, no, miss." There was silence for a few minutes, when Miss Helen Arranged the carnations in the sunlight of th open window and Mis Lowther, with unconscious coquetry, straightened her mae of brown hair, drew her ehawl about her shoulders, and went on: "Besides, you know, I didn't say flint I had quite niado up my mind to lorglvv Mr. Wheelock. He hat neglected me shamefully. He knew I was hurt and in the hospital. 1 wrote him two letters. 1 haven't seen him for two months, and not a word from him since I came here. We did intend to be married this spring, but he wnttto Denver, and the Lord knows " The speaker's big bin eye? were looking wistfully across the court. "TheLord know what?"ak.d the . "Oh. I don't know what He know;." snapped the pretty patient, "and if I never hear from Mr. Wbeeloek again, I guess it won't kill me." "Uraph! I thought it was a sure-enough case- of love " "Love, fiddlesticks, Helen! I'm nearly 30. and I'm tired school-teaching. He's an awfully good man. sober, intelligent. and all that, you know, and I think he'd make a good husband. But as for a romance th, th! I got ptst that ten years ago! That afternoon, however, she got a letter with the Denver postmark on it. It ran like this: Dear ills Lowther: I have been so bwy wita our spring examination that I really hadn't a aaoafit to spare for I am truly sorry to hear 'bat you are laid up. I believe you said you had broken your leg I expect to pas through Chicago about Aptil ie and expect to Sad you better. If you leave the hospital nleaee ne your address. I like my position In the high school very well, and expect to become quite focd of Denver In tint. Yours truly. DB.VT GKIS WOL.D WH HKLOCK. nat a passionate appeal, murmured little Miss Lowther. biting her lip to keep down the sardonic smile that threatened to break out in a bit ter leugh. But she read the letter again and again. It, too, ws an incident, and she began to count the days till April 10. But the nurse put Mr. Wheelock and his cold-blooded message out of her mind by bringing s pile of novels and magazines, which she laid upon the table, saying: "Mr. Bennett sent you these, miss." So she took one of the story-books, and, with a kind of calm satisfaction, with the attention of her put her plump arm under her shapely head to seek in the printed page something tenderer and sweeter than, she had found in the letterfrom Denver. Even dav after that some delicate token of remembrance came from the man's ward, sometimes with a little note, respectfully but prettily couched, in which the writer hoped that she was better, or calling her attention to some special article in the magazine, or chapter in the books which, "he hoped," might please her. But after a week of this long-range love-making had progressed, the nurse, who was somewhat quite prejudiced against the Denver professor, sidled up to Miss Lowther's bedside and whimpered: "He wants permission to pay his respects, miss! "Who, .Mr. Wheelock? It isn't the 10th yet!" rattled the patient. "No Mr. Bennet! He's waiting at the door there. He's so anxious to meet you." "How do I look? Quick, Helen, give me that shawl! Now! Is my hair hanging down, at the back? Cer tainly, show him in." He came slowly in, for he wai still lame, bur Miss Lowther thought him quite handsome. Taller than she supposed, but of mighty frame, in spite of his gauntne. His voice, as he saluted her. was very musical, strong but low. He asked about her injuries, and she told him pretty much all about herself, how she was hurt, the surgical operation she had undergone, etc., before she thought that, perhaps, die might as well say.somethingabout Prof. Wheelock. But try as she might, she couldn't think of any way to bring in that name, and before she realized how time had flown, or had thought to ask him about himself, about hi hurts, the attendant was lighting the lamps, and it was time for htm to go. "Good night, Miss Lowther," he was saying, as she wondered whether it was just the proper thing to let him hold her hand, "I may call on you to-morrow?" "No, if you please, not to-morrow," ilie answered; "not till the day after. You see to-morrow is the 10th, isn't it? Well, I'm expecting comjiany tomorrow. But the day after" She smiled, watching his face grow sd, and then light up. But an awful thing happened some ti.ae during the night between the Oth and 10th! Mi Lowther had put her teeth in a glass of water oiu the window sill, and in some unexplained manner it had been knocked, glass and all, out of the window to be shattered into fragment-upon the paved courtyard. If nucha thing had hapjiened at almost any other time, it wquld have been a tragedy. But the distracted girl had no sooner lsarned of the fate of her teeth than she rcaliaed Mat it wm the morning of the very day when Prof. Wheelock was to visit her. There uat a swift scurrying for dentists, none of whore could promise an thing within three days. They made plaster casts of her generous, but pretty mouth, and said thev would "rush" things, but there wa? no alternative for that day beyond denying herself to Whceluck, or facing him in the? toothless state in which nature starts Ue, and to wh.ch accident s 'i.vMtiesreturcrUs. Tiiennrse. ILi.r . u.,re worried than her mistress, almost shed tears at the prospect, t hourh she ad vised Miss Lom thar to "keep the professor waiting." At ten that morning he had not called. At 11 the nurse ran in with a set of teeth. "Try them!" she cried. "Your profestr is in the waiting-room. Don't ask me where 1 got thera! If vou can wear them forn hour, you'll be all right." Miss Lowther did try them. The plate war bit big and unfamiliar, but she managed to place it and found she could talk. Ten minutes later Prof. Wheelock. over-groomed, smiling, condescendingly, came in. He talked like a phonograph for SO min utes, mostly about himself. He said no tender words. He shook hand with Mis Lowther in the manner of a housekeeper buying a duck dinner. Then: "I must be going, really!" he uttered. "I'm so verv hurried, vou see. .Must catch train for Boston at two this awfternoon. II ope you'll oou.be up. Miss Lowther. Heally pains me to see you so pale. Good-by!" And he waf gone. Bennett did not oall the next day, as Miss Ixwther had expected nay, hoped. But on the third day,the 13th, her dentists brought her a new, well-fitting array of pearly teeth. "Give me the old ones, quick," said Miss Helen, the nurse, poor Mr. Bennett hasn't had a substantial meal for three days." "Bring him in after dinner, will you, Helen?" smiled Miss Lowther, coloring. And that eveninej he wtbyher bedside holding her dimpled hand, long after the lamps were lighiod and Prof. Wheelock wa? quite forgotten. Chicago GOOD FISHERS AND HUNTERS. Both the Horned and Barred Owls Destroy Much Small Game. "Thp Sullivan county man who assorted recently that the horned owl catches fish," said one who had spent a great deal of time in the wood and has been a cloee observer, to a New York Sun reporter, "is quite right about it. The horned owl is a hunter as well, and he fkhes and he hunts by day? a well as by night. "He is no better fisher or hunter than the barred owl, who also is Abroad when the popular supjMwition is then he is either asleep or blinking blindly on his roost. I have eeen both the horned owl and the hamd owl chaeand capture quail and groueeirs broad daylight, and once-shot a barred owl on the wing a it came wiling alorbg the edgeof an elder copse where I was watching fora mink that had despoiled my hen. coop. When I picked the owl up 1 fouad a large brook sucker in its claws. "One late fall day I fluhd a covey of quail in a field that bordtred a deep wood, and instantly on of that wood a horned owl came like a winged specter, and seised a quail m etch claw-as the covey dashed away aero the field. These two owU destroy a great quantity of small game. "The horned owl is an ur canny creature tocomesuddcnl) upon in the woods. He glides along with the speed of the wind, and ha the startling faculty of dropping instant!) and stopping, whether on prey or not. His favorite perch when stopping thus in his swift Hight won atumporadead limb, where he will stare at you with hi great eyee, beckon you with his head, and even with his long, white, noiaele wings. In the south they eall him the specter owl, and the superstitious darkev" 'believe his means death in the family of the one he beckons. "There is satisfaction in knowing that as the large timbor growth disappears in any locality these owls dis appear with it, for they must have the depth and solitude of the woods to live in." Marriage in Lapland, It used to be death in Lapland to marry a maid without thecoiisent of her parents or guardians. That obtained, it was customary for the young couple to run a race 5n which the girl was allowed a start of one-third of the whole distance. By thid means sho oould easily outstrip the would-be bridegroom, and if she did o ho knew he wa rejected. If the damsel approved of her suitor, he would run fast at first to to&t the truth of his love, and then voluntarily halt before the race wusovir. NEWS OF THE WORLD. E. L. Godkin, formorly editor of the New York Post, died in ling-land last week. The purchase of mules by the British in this country has censed, by order of the Ixmdon war ofiice. An oil gusher with a How 7 "K-000 barrel? of oil it day in at Jennings, Ia., last week. Jeffries and Fitzsimmons have at last come to terms, and will batr tic for the pugilistic championship iu San Francisco in July. American sovereignty over the island of Cuba censed Mnv SO, when the new republic was formally turn ed over to President Palma and other officials. Junius Lehman, a wealthy lias be-n sentenced to two years in the penitentiary on the charge of bribing members of the Jit. Louis citv council. Mont Pelee is atill in eruption and the people on the island of Martinique art panic stricken. Hundreds are frantically watching for an opportunity to escape from the island, which they believe is doomed, and the consternation which pnjvnii is indescribable. A lurge portion of the island of St. Vincent is threatened with complete obliteration. Dudley Morgan, a nogro rapist, met a liorrible dentil near Ijtnaing, Tctas. Morgan assaulted the wife of a section foreman, for wliom lie was working. For several days the people of the surrounding country searched for the negro, and when he was captured it wits decided he Bhould perish at the stake. Several hundred people witnessed the execution, and the husband of his victim sot fire to the faggota piled about his body. At the Dnllas conference of the M. K. Church, South, it wm decided thut the money voted the church by congreas to reimburse for property destroyed during the civil war be returned to the government, should a demand bo made for it. There has been much dissatisfaction flincc the claim vrns settled on account of the course pursued by the church's agents in Washington. Some allege lobbyist were employed to work in the interest of the claims, and that therefore the church should not accept the money. Once more Goliad, the scene of the massacre of Texan in the struggle for independence, lias the center of attraction. This time it is because of the greatest catastrophe that lms befallen any town in Texas in years, with the single exception of the Galveston disaster. The storm which swept Goliad May 19 was a hurricane that enme from the southeast with u most terrific force. It struck the western end of the town, which whs largely jmpulntcd with negroes. The path of the fearful wind was about five hundred yards wide and two miles in length. The storm struck shortly after 3 o'clock in the after noon, moving northwest with a velocity of seventy-two miles an hour. The scene that met the eyes of survivors iifter the awful speed of the hurricane had passed was terrible in the excitement. Houses that stood square and bravely to the weather but a uiomont before were iluttoned as if by u huge roller, and out of tho piles of wreckage came the shrieks and crias of the injured. All thnt was possible to be done had been dono by tho stricken citizens and tho surrounding towns hurried to the scone as soon as they could roach it. It is hulioved over 150 people wore killed and as many more injured. Gov. Sayorn issued u call for relief, which was od to by citizens of every town in the state. The superb bronze utntuo of Gen. Count do Itochumbcuu, who brought the forces of I ronec ncrow the sett at the hours of grcntwt peril in tho American revolution, was unveiled ut Washington last week. One of tho important acta of tho Methodist Episcopal conference at Dallas vn tho creating of the order of deaconess. This is said by church authorilios to be the most advanced and radical atcp over taken in the church policy and disciplino. Tho Chicago puckers who were by Judgo Urotweup are planning to obey llm order and are in structing their agent uverywhuro to refrain from everything that is prohibited by the injuiieiiuii The steamer John K. Speed, plying between Memphis and New Orleans, was burned at the latter place May 33. During the present session of congress 12,200 private bills have boon introduced, loss than 1,000 of which have been disposed of. A wind storm demolished tho Uolittll grandtaud at Birmingham. Tho atorm came a short time before a crowd was duo to witness a game of ball. One boy wn.s killed and Hiiother was teriously injured. It was reported from Guatemala City, April 20, that earthquake shocks, which were general throughout that country on April 18, 11) and 20, nearly obliterated Queaalteu ango. Tho pity ha a population of about 25,000. Wlien workmen ojieneil the valve of a new oil well at Jennings, la., to get out a small piece of pipe, the trraitt of oil shot into the air to a height of l.'0 feet, and before the flow could be checked a lake of oil eorering over an acre of ground wa formed. An attack on the constitutionality of the Sherman anti-trust law will be made by the packer in the course of their defense to the government's bill for an injunction. Their counsel will take the position that the legality of Use act itself never ha been paased upon by the supreme court of the United States. President Hooerelt has revoked the old executive order of August 20, 1U01, by which the lieutenant general eoiniiwndiug tliu , army (Gun. Mile) and tho adjutant gen eral (Gen. Corbin), in turn, are to Hteuma the duties of secretary of war in the absence of tlie secretary and the assistant secrotury. The president's order of revocation leave the department without a head in the event of the absence of tle secretary and assistant sccrctAry, uukm such head is specifically designated on each occasion. Several earthquake shocks were felt at St. Augustine, 11a., May M. Tho earthquake was accompanied by a uccowion of short but decisive report, like distant cannonading, seemingly from far out at sea. The sound were unlike thuuder, having no reverberating roll, and were ac companied by decided tremors, while II The seventeen year locuat hart appeared in sovoral states. The machinist of the Texan Pacific system ure on striko for shorter hours. Ix)rd Pauncofoto, British ambn. wulor to tho Unitod States, diud ut Washington May 24. Another great mine disaator U ported from Burniu, B. 0., wb re 175 men lost their lives. A gfuorol strike of all minora in Virginia and West Virginia ha been ordered, to take place June 7. A cloudburst in Illinois destroyed thousands of dollars in properly in the vicinity of Indepundance and Dubuque. Tho Illinois Cent nil will axpend in the neighborhood of $1,000,000 in tho erection of now shops at Memphis. Former Governor 'Ilwuiiui, of Colorado, has announced for tho United States senato in opposition to Senator Teller. Oliver lotna, a white man sentenced to life imprisomiiaiit for murder, wns liberated from Die Simpson county (Mississippi J jml by friend who overpowerial tho guards. The resource and liabilitiost of the 1,420 national bank in the United State on April 30 Ut were: Capital stock $1571,17012; indi vidual deposit, $3,111,090,105 ouU standing bank notes, $3O0 ,7S 1,730; loans and discounts, $3,1?2,?57,-485; total resource $5,902, 135,45! ; and average ratio ratorve held 27.2 per cent. A tumble tragedy occurred ut Areola, a snmll town in Missouri, iu which three poop!, were killed. A young man went to the homo of Mrs. Wm. Friend and fatally shot both Mrs. Friend and bar daughter He thru put the inuule of the revolver in his own mouth and blew oil the top of his head. The gtrl'u refusal to marry him led to the triple tragedy. Because be was rejected a a suitor for the hand of a 13-year-old girl, W. M. AtMtin, Nged 25, murdered Are members of the family of Win. Wilkinson near Hastings, Fl. 'The dead are: William WU- the sky in the southweat w kinsou, aged 59 ; Mrs. Wilkinson, fused "with a glow. The reports w': ' Abttha McCulloiigh, came at interval of perhap three minute, and persons who remember the earthquake at Charleaton say the noise were very similar to the subterranean noise xccom(unying tlwt occurrence. Tho sound traveled from the southeast, A water spout caused the death of six jwople in Covington and Cincinnati and millions of dollars' worth of property was destroyed in the Miami valley. In the lower aged 13; Miss Wilkinson, siatar to William Wilkinson; one child; William Austin, tli murderer and suicide, aged 25. 'Hie first chapter in the beef trust suit instituted in federal court at Chicago ended iu the granting of temporary injunction against the packers. Tin decree of the court i so wide in its scope that if the packers or their agent continue with their present part of Cincinnati sower overflow- alleged uniform arrangement, they eu, ami tne water poumi through wm w taken into court on grating into cellars and tempt proceeding, and the burden neath the wholesale house. 'Hie o! proof will be on them to show dead: Willie Widen, aged 4, drowned in Covington; Mrs. drowned iu Covington; Clem Davier, teamster, drowned in Covington; George Bicer, teamster, drowned in the street of Cincinnati; Ferdinand Rapp, peddler, drowned in a cellar in Cincinnati; I). W. C. Belleville, carpenter, blown from a roof in Cincinnati. Tho statistics of the department of agriculture lias completed hi es timate of the acreage, production and farm value of the cereal crops of tho United State in 1901, tho grand totals being a follows: Corn !) 1,340,028 acres, 1,522,- fi ID.SU 1 bushels, $021,555,708. Wheat 10,805,004 acres, bushel, 407,350,150. Oats 28,54 1, 70 acros, 730,808,-724 bushel, $203,068,777. Barley 1,205,744 acres, 100,-032,024 biwhels, $40,705,103. that, they have not violated the or der in any particular. The most spelling in Ute history of Ilnsi Tennessee occurred at Coal Creek, in the coal mining section May 19. An explosion of gas accumulated in the con I mine probably brought death to as many as UOo'mea and boys. Superiuttindant Georgu Camp, of the mino, stnta that on account of the large nunibor of boys and day laborers employed, of whom no tag chocks wore required, the number in the mine may hac bceu from 250 to 300. Tite bill inummkI at the present won of congress giving Mr. William .Mclvinley, widow of the lato president, the right to transmit mail matter without the peyimmt of jkwU Nge make the list of women in Uio United State who are gwen this Bye 1,987,505 acres, 80,344,880 privilege (I bushelH, $10,000,742. airi (;nr1 , iree. rlho others nro mill ln D.. .1,1.1 1,804 acres, 16,- j 0Wg of ..resident. TiwT nrivluL Z 125,011 bushels, $8,532,318. Tommy Xoonan, a pugilist, died in Boston from injuries recoivud in u prize fight. , ... . . . A violent wind slonn swept ovor Nebraska, Kanwu. and Missouri May i, uniniymg croii and many build. ! rortip.1 fltnm nt m i. ...." date buck to 1861 in the of0 of Mm. Garifcld and t$S$, In the utfe of Mrs. Grant. F English economist arc disturbed by the recent rise in tho price nltiirfTiul for Jiu neeesagrie ins. Several fatalities wero also "n iwi of life i ... in Great Britain. The roportcd. vw I.'IIKIIII. rise it par President Hoosevelt May 82 un-! Ucularly marked in the crtitsrt of veiled the memorial shaft erected iu population, but chiefly in I moon, Arlington cemetery, Wsaliington, by , where bread, irmat, potatoes and the National Soeiety of Colonial dairy product ..r from to 30 Dames in memory of Ute American per cent more tl wieners wjq toll ir tJje.rwvjit itru.' f ivnii vegetabl urn a r ago, whil .to !uw luatmted gu? nowivn pam and the United t reh Uyoml the reach of the olu"'8' uurj purse.