Blackwell Lion. (Blackwell, Okla. Terr.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 19, 1894 Page: 3 of 8
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preparing for the future.
“When I'm a mu." said little Tom,
“And big and tall and strong.
I'm going to keep a drug store, and
Drink soda all day long."
• And I," said little Polly Ann.
••I’ll tell you what I'll do.
I ll come and make you awful rich
By buying things of you
"I'll buy teeth-brushet and quinine
And squills und things like that
And postage stamps, and catnip ;cu.
For my old pussy cat
“And maybe I will buy so much
You'll get so rich, you sec.
That you will have enough som- d if
To come and marry me.
THE MERCHANT’S CRIME.
BY HORATIO AI.GKK. JR.
CHAPTER X—Cox tinted.
••Well, your wish is likely to be
gratified,” said his guardian.
••Do you mean to lot me visit it.
then?”’ asked the boy. looking up
with eager and animated inquiry.
"Yes; I have observed that your
father's death has naturally weighed
upon your mind, and depressed your
spirits. If you should go bask to
school now, you would not be in a
fitting frame of mind to resume your
studies. I think a little change and
variation will do you good. For this
reason I intend to let you go on a
journey, not only to Niagara, but
still farther west.”
• •You are very kind. Mr. Morton,
said Robert; “but.” he added with
momentary hesitation, "would it be
quite right for me to go on a pleas-
ure excursion so soon after the death
of iny poor father?"
"Your father would. I am sure, ap-
prove it,” said his guardian. “Be-
cause your mind is diverted by pleas-
ant scenery, it will not follow that
you have forgotten your father.’
••No, I shall never forget him as
long as l live.”
••So you see there is no objection
on that score.”
••Are you going with me, Mr. Mor-
ton?” asked Robert, suddenly.
••No, lam unable to leave my bus-
iness for so long. ”
••Am I going alone?”
••No; you are too young for that.
1 have a friend.” Mr. Morton was
about to say; but after a pause he
said, ••acquaintance, who is to start
at once on a trip to the West, and 1
.hall place vou under his charge.’
•Who is it. sir?”
••A young man named Cromwell.''
••How soon are we to start.’
• Probably in a day or two. You
can look over your wardrobe and see
if you need any new clothes, and can
^et them before you leave New
Robert left hUguardian's presence
in better spirits than he had entered.
The prospect of a journey was very
agreeable, for he had all a boy’s love
cf new scenes, and it added to his
pleasure, though ho hardly admitted
it to himself, that his guardian was
not about to accompany him He
hardly knew why it was. but. al- ,
though he had been told that Mr.
Morton was his father's intimate
friend, and had no reason to doubt
the truch of this statement, he found
it impossible to like him. shortly
after Robert left the presence of his
guardian. .lames Cromwell was once
more ushered into it. Ho was no
longer the thread-bare clerk, but
had provided himself with a new suit
of clothes, which looked, indeed, bet
ter than his former array; but no
clothing. however costly, could
change the appearance of Ins mean
and insignificant features, and give
him the air of a gentleman.
• I have waited upon you early.
Mr. Morton.” lie said.
••Not too early, uni were 1 the
merchant. -Indeed. I may say that
I am anxious to complete our ar-
rangements and put the boy under
your care as soon as possible. I ho
fact is. that with my business cares
the additional burden of a ward is
not welcome. If it had not been the
son of my intimate friend. 1 might
have declined the
ought to do so.”
••Does he know that he is going
with ire?” Inquired Cromwell.
••I have just had.an interview
with hitu. Ho has been at h board-
.ng school on the Hudson river, and
he supposed he was going back.
When I told him I had another plan
for him he was at first disappointed.
••Did you tell him what that plan
• •Not precisely- I showed him
some views of Niagara falls, and
linked him if he would like to visit
ibo cataract. He said that he would.
1 then said that previous to his going
back to school I intended to et him
have a little journey-visiting the
falls und going as far as Indiana- He
was pleased with this prospect
l ...... lrnnu- ho 18 ffOlIlfl
! -And besides. It will make the
* journey seem mot® plausible to
l Robert He need not know until you
get to your journey’a end that be is
not coming back."
-How shall it be communicated to
••I think 1 will give you a letter to
him which you can let him read
when the proper time comes.
, "When do you wish me to startJ
-As soon as possible—day afier
<* to-morrow. You can be ready, can
••I can bo ready at any time. I
have very few arrangements to
m^I should like to show you some
views of Niagara, which I have here.
Mr. Cromwell.” said Paul Morton-
••Will you please stop to the table?”
The clerk left his scat, and ad-
vanced to the side of the merchant's
chair. , ,
••There." said l’aul Morton, look-
ing over the views, and selecting
one, "is a view of (ioat island- Y ou
will no doubt visit that.
“Y'es. sir; we will try and see all
that is worth seeing.”
••I think,” said Raul Morton,
slowly, -I have heard of a man—or
a boy—who was standing here one
day, and chanced to lose his footing,
and fell over the cataract. Horrible,
was it not?”
lie looked significantly in the
face of his companion. .James
Cromwell's face grew pale, as he
comprehended the infernal moaning
of this speech, and he echoed the
I word “Horrible.”
James Cromwell did not reply to
the merchant's speech. Not that he
was so much appalled at the wicked-
ness suggested, as that his nature,
which was a timid one, shrank
with timidity from undertaking so
hazardous a crime. Raul Morton,
seeing the sudden pallor of his com-
panion. knew that his purpose had
been accomplished, and went on to
other matters. 1
•1 think.” he said, "that you will
be able to start on the day after to-
morrow. I will see that Robert is
ready, and if you will come round by
nine’o’clock, 'thero will be ample
time to take the middle train.”
••Very well.” said Cromwell. “I
will bear in mind what you say, Mr.
••And now. I think. Mr. ( com well,
I shall be obliged to leave you. li-
my business, which I have neglected
of late, requires my attention.
James Cromwell took the hint, and
left the house. Ho fell into a fit of
musing, as he rode down towu on a
• Shall l do this thing which he
wants of me?” he said to himself.
“There would be danger in it, and
there is something ugly >n the
thought of murder. Still, ten thou-
sand dollars would set me up in life.
Besides, 1 should still have a hold on
Mr Morton Ah. it would bo pleas-
ant to be rich! No more miserable
drudgery, no more cringing to an
employer who cares no more for you
than for a dog. and perhaps treats
you no better! Money, money is a
blessed thing. It brings independ-
ence: with it your can lift you head
erect, and walk proudly among men.
who are always ready to doff their
hats lo a man who is baekod up by
wealth. Yes. it is worth something
lo gain it. but then—murder!”
Here James Cromwell shuddered,
and imprisonment, trial, conviction
ami the gallows, loomed up, an ug.\
picture, before hint.
trust; but under
I did not think I
■Does he know ho is going with
..'l mentioned that I had asked an
acquaintance of mine to take charge
of him. I shall introduce you as
• •You Intend, then. Mr. Morton
that we shall take Niagara falls on
the wav?” said James Cromwell.
.•Yes’: I think it will bo a plea-ant
arrangement for you. no doubt, it
you have never seen the falls.
• •No, 1 have never seen them
On Coat Island.
••Robert." said his guardian, "this r
is Mr. Cromwell, who is to take,
charge of you on the journey. Mr.
Cromwell, this is my ward, whom I
hope you will find a pleasant travel-
••How do you do?” said James
Cromwell, holding out his hand
rather stiffly to the boy.
-I am well, thank vou. suid
Robert, looking with curiosity, and
it must bo confessed, disappoint-
ment. at the young man who was to
bo his companion.
Ilo had hoped that he would be a
congenial person, with whom he
might bo oil tonus of pleasant famili-
arity; but when he looked at the
small ferret-like eyes and mean
features of James Cromwell, his
first impressions were unfavorable.
Every man’s face is to a certain ex-
tent Indicative of his disposition am.
prevailing traits; und Robert, who
was quicker than most boys in rend-
ing character, concluded without de-
lay that the companion with which
hiV guardian hud provided him would
1 not bo to his taste. Still, he pos-
sessed a grout deal of natural court-
esy and politeness, and he deter-
mined to conceal this feeling as well
as he might, and treat Mr. Cromwell
with as much respect and politeness
as If ho had liked him better.
Though he would have like I to travel
with "a different person, still, the
natural scenery which he would be-
hold would be none the less attrac-
tive. and would afford him some com-
pensation for the absence ol a con-
.lames Cromwell was on h -
not without sharpness or insight. A-
I he met the boy’s gaze with the
glance of his small ferret-like eyes
he perceived the look of disappoint'
ment. however carefully it was veil-
ed. and with the spite of a small,
mean mind, it inspired him with in-
stunt dislike for Robert. Instead of
determining to win his confidence [
and regard by kindness, he resolved |
as soon as be fairly had him in his
power, to annoy him by petty tyr-
anny, and so wreak vengeance upon
him for the feelings ho could not
••I have obtained tickets for you
by the middle train,” proceeded the
merchant. "Here they are, Mr.
••Thank you. sir.” said Cromwell,
taking thero and putting them in nis
••You will remain at Niagara two
or three days if you like, continued
Paul Morton. "1 have no doubt you
will enjoy yourself. What do you
1 say. Robert?"
••I shall be sure to enjoy it: said
Robert with animation.
••So shall L” said Cromwell. “I
have novel* visited the falls.
••Well,” said the merchant, draw-
ing on his gloves. “1 am sorry, but I
shall lie obliged to leave you. I have
considerable business awaiting mo
at my counting-room. 1 have or-
dered a carriage at eleven to convey
you with your tranks to the railroad
depot Good-bye. Robert, good-byo,
Mr. Cromwell. A pleasant journey
••Good-bye, sir,” said both.
••Oh. by the way, Mr. Cromwell,'
said the’ merchant, turning as he
reached the door, and looking sig-
nificantly at Cromwell, "if you meet
with any mishap, telegraph to me at
Again a greenish pallor overspread
the face of .lueses Cromwell, tor he
understood the allusion, and his cow-
ardly nature recoiled with fear, not
••Yes, sir,” he said, *1 will re-
••Once more, good-bye. then, ’ and
Raul Morton closed the door behind
••I hope I shall never sec that boy
alive again. ’ he said to himself.
•Once get him out of the way and
the money is mine. A hundred and
twenty thousand dollars will be a
great wind-fall to me. lo be sure,
there will bo ten thousand to pay to
Cromwell, but it will leave over a
hundred thousand. Egad! it would
be a capital arrangement if they
both would tumble over the falls to-
gether. It would be the best joke
of the season.”
In due time they reached the sta-
tion. and entering one of the long
cars, selected their seats. They did
not sit down together, but took seats
directly in front of each other, giv-
ing a window to each.
•*I suppose 1 ought to say some-
thing to him,” thought Robert, "but
I don’t know what to sav.”
Indeed, there seemed to be no
common ground on which they could
meet With some persons the boy
would have been engaged in an ani-
mated conversation long before this,
but he seemed to have nothing to
say to James Cromwell.
••Do you like traveling?” he asked
••Pretty well.” said Cromwell.
••I think we shall have a pleasant
••Y'es; I expect so.”
••Do you know when we shall reach
Niagara, Mr. Cromwell?”
• 1 think Mr. Morton said it would
take us about twenty-four hours.”
•• Then we shall get there about
this time to-morrow.”
••Yes; we shall be all night on the
• I am sorry for that, for we shall
lose the scenery on the way — I mean,
that we pass through during the
Hero the conversation dropiied.
James Cromwell bought u paper
from a boy who came through the
ears, and began to read. Robert,
with all the eager interest of his
age, employed hitn«elf in looking out
of tlie window, watching the fields
and houses among which they were
wending their rapid way. It will bo
unnecessary to chronicle the inci-
dents of the journey, lor there were
none worth mentioning. In duo
time they reached Niagara, and se-
cured rooms at the principal hotel
on the American side. It was after-
noon. and they only went round a
little before supper. They decided
to defer the principal part of their
sight seeing until the next day.
The next day was pleasant- To-
gether the two walked about, enjoy-
ing views of the cataract from vari-
ous points. At length Cromwell
■ aid, "How would you like to go to
j (ioat island? 1 am told the view is
fine from there.”
••I should like it very much. Sup-
pose we go,” said Robert promptly.
Had ho known the sinister purpose
with which this proposition was
made, he would have recoiled from
it as from a deadly serpent, but tho
boy was wholly unconscious of tho
peril that menaced him. nor did ho
observe the nervous agitation that
affected James Cromwell, whose tim-
idity made him shrink with fear at
the risk ho was about to incur
• Then we will go,” said the young
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