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He used to be actually right down to his final copper. evidently, as he advised the tale of his misfortunes, I felt very sorry for him, in particular as he used to be a such a lot clever individual and did no pointless whining approximately his problems. i don't imagine I advised him on the time that I knew Mr. Carnegie and have been with him at Cluny in Scotland presently after the dwelling house strike, nor that I knew from Mr. Carnegie the opposite aspect of the tale. yet McLuckie used to be relatively cautious to not blame Mr. Carnegie, asserting to me a number of instances that if "Andy" have been there the difficulty could by no means have arisen. He appeared to imagine "the boys" may get on rather well with "Andy" yet now not so good with a few of his companions. i used to be on the ranch for per week and observed a great deal of McLuckie within the evenings. while I left there, I went on to Tucson, Arizona, and from there I had get together to jot down to Mr. Carnegie, and within the letter I informed him approximately assembly with McLuckie. I further that I felt very sorry for the fellow and notion he were handled relatively badly. Mr. Carnegie replied right away, and at the margin of the letter wrote in lead pencil: "Give McLuckie the entire cash he desires, yet do not point out my identify. " I wrote to McLuckie instantly, supplying him what cash he wanted, declaring no sum, yet giving him to appreciate that it'd be enough to place him on his ft back. He declined it. He acknowledged he may struggle it out and make his personal means, which used to be the right-enough American spirit. i couldn't support yet respect it in him. As I take into accout now, I spoke approximately him later to a pal, Mr. J. A. Naugle, the overall supervisor of the Sonora Railway. At any cost, McLuckie bought a role with the railway at using wells, and made a superb good fortune of it. A yr later, or even it used to be within the autumn of an identical 12 months, I back met him at Guaymas, the place he used to be superintending a few upkeep on his equipment on the railway outlets. He used to be a lot replaced for the higher, appeared chuffed, and so as to add to his contentment, had taken unto himself a Mexican spouse. And now that his sky used to be cleared, i used to be apprehensive to inform him the reality approximately my supply that he will possibly not imagine unjustly of these who have been pressured to struggle him. So ahead of I left him, I acknowledged, "McLuckie, i would like you to grasp now that the cash I provided you was once now not mine. That used to be Andrew Carnegie's funds. It used to be his provide, made via me. " McLuckie used to be quite surprised, and all he may perhaps say used to be: "Well, that used to be damned white of Andy, wasn't it? " i'd really chance that verdict of McLuckie's as a passport to Paradise than all of the theological dogmas invented through guy. I knew McLuckie good as a superb fellow. It used to be acknowledged his estate in dwelling house was once worthy thirty thousand money. He used to be lower than arrest for the capturing of the law enforcement officials simply because he used to be the burgomaster, and likewise the chairman of the Men's Committee of domicile. He needed to fly, leaving all in the back of him. After this tale bought into print, the next skit seemed within the newspapers simply because I had declared i might quite have McLuckie's few phrases on my tombstone than the other inscription, for it indicated I have been variety to 1 of our workmen: "JUST incidentally" SANDY ON ANDY Oh!

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