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HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1908.
WHOLE NO. 2400
ESTABLISHED IN THE TEAR 1869
Deacon Snow Writes
Some of the Romance of His Life,
Various Items of Interest in
Editors Courier :
I have received to many letters
of late from people in Fulton, Hick
man, Moscow, Cayce, Shuck Switch
and other large placet, requesting
my autograph and iniisting on a
short tketch of my life that I have
concluded just to let some of these
facts go into print. So with the
Courier's permission, here is where
Tell the story of my life. There
are 37 chapters and an appendix I
am going to "cut that out "
I was born in the country, near
Luzelle, the year of the big wind,
which of course, makes me about
the age of Catlett Johnson, Hill Per
ry and S. J. Self. This was the
same year the pieplant all froze,
following the winter of the blue
snow. Th it same spring the rabbit
first made a noise like a turnip, and
Dave Morgan invented the saying,
"Why does a chicken cross the
Although I was born in Fulton
county, no one has ever accused me
A. being a Rockefeller or a Scblenk-
Fcr. borne one once asked me what
would do If I had Rockefellow's
Income. 1 replied: "1 don t know,
but 1 have often wondered what
Rockefeller or Schlenker would do
they had mine."
Along about this time I was court-
ig a girl with all the emphasis and
irnestness of my emphati? and
sving disposition. That is I was
irnest enough in my own commun
is, but like Paul Shaw, of State
line, I couldn t get up enough
lurage to ask the girl. One day,
i a fit of desperation, I called her
:r the telephone.
'Is this you, Mame?'
pUJt,.Jwh," camethe answer, in
lcet tones, slightly jumbled from
Will you marry me?" I blurted
like a calf coughing sweet milk
the hired man s Sunday shirt
SureMikel" responded Mame,
bout hesitation or embarassment.
Rio are you?"
'This is Deacon."
"hat night I called and kissed
right on the mouth. My, but
it kiss tasted good I Well, it was
re - let me see what did that kiss
4c like? Well, it was like the
tilled essence of honey spread
ck on a piece of pumpkin pie
it mother used to make), only
ut a thousand times more so. It
like a covey of quail flying out
leach ear, and ended with a sen-
Ion like a flock of angels pouring
maple syrup down my back.
lame didn't scream. She said
trward that she couldn't have
tamed if she had wanted to while
is kissing her, and by the time
Scould scream, she didn't want
I asked her why she didn't
im tor help, and she said uhe
s't think I needed any.
fell, we were as happy as a pair
Ruing calves chewing caph other's
tor the first time. It was a
ilai lemonade festival a regular
least like the Fulton county
socracy enjoyed the day Mott
rs came over to your town and
red a few of the faithful chosen
Ibs the hem of his garments,
,caueci it a convention. Yea,
is bliss. She was the lemon and
It the squeezer. Jt was Sunday
4ng anu we went to church.
ping a.t the end of a back pew I
fed to the usher and said, "I
we can squeeze in here."
fes," said the usher, "I guess
can, but wouldn't it be better to
uuntil you get home?"
it Mame refused to marry me
I had saved $3,000. "Many
nan," said Mame, "has been
rtuned to fly with a young man
Dultln't buy a pair of chicken
in a Hickman restaurant to
next day I went to work in
st on this old place of mine
ike that $3,000. That nicht
: called me by phone and ask
how I was getting along.
ine," I said, "fine and dandy."
next night she called me
and although I knew Mame
. swell dresser and a high step-
was game. "Do vou know
Ire actually talking of build-
Smith & Amberg
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Is the Last Day of Our K
BIG CLEARING SALE OF
Your last chance to secure a stylish hat for a very little money. Our
entire stock of Millinery at reduced prices prices that will tempt the most
careful and prudent women. Since last Saturday the stock has been replen
ished with many new and attractive creations, and you will have no trouble
making a selection. No such offerings were ever made before in Hickman
so early in the season. A larger stock and newer styles than at any other
Come Early as You Can. Best Selections Go First
ing a new county court house? and
how much have you saved?" she
Three-elghty-five," I replied.
i'I I guess that is near enough,'
she stammered. "Come on up tonight."
As I approached the house I heard
beautiful strains of music from
Mame's snow white throat there
emlnated in clear, soprano tones
tones so very dear to me mclo-
diouj, silvery music. As I stood
there enraptured, my heart bubbling
over with love and effervescing like
a beheaded bottle of champagne in
a sweat-box, I glanced through the
kitchen window. There, her arms
plunged to the elbows in a pan of
dough stood Mame's mother, sing
ing "We 11 work till Jesus comes.
(She's still working.)
The awakening was too sudden.
I turned and wandered to the inner
most recesses of the bottom wood
land and thus ended a beautiful
romance. Later when I discovered
that the lock of Mame's hair I
had neen carrying in my watch
was from her switch, I went over to
one corner of Tom Fuller's place,
iconoclast that I was. and interred
both love and hair together. On a
small marble slab one may still
read : "Hie Jacet Love For Mame
Mr. Editor, I guess you wonder
why I have not written in so long.
The truth is about six weeks ago I
felt an attack of rheumatism coming
on in the night. Getting up 1 grab
bed a bottle of my favorite liniment
and gave my legs a thorough mas
saging, rubbing the pain-killer in as
long as it would stick that is as I
thought is was my liniment. Next
morning I discovered .that I had a
most beautifully varnished pair of
legs. That's all.
Before I say anything about
"what's so rare at a day in June,"
I would like to know if the weather
will get warm enough for peek-a-boo
waists and directolre gowns?
I see an advertisement in the
Hickman paper stating that agents
can make from $25 to $45 a week
handling Mde. McCab's corsets. If
the lady doesn't wear over 34 and
Gum, Ash, Oak and
Flooring anil ceiling 1
I At ui lluuriro on your bill.
1 McMurray Bros., Hickman
MAP OF THE WORLD'S LITERACY
Above M p. c. can read. 10 to 90 p. c. 10 to H p. o. Im than 10 p. c.
It Will De Noted That the Areas of Literacy Bear a Striking Resemblance In
Their Distribution to the Map of the English-Speaking World.
Kngllsh now leads all othur laiit;uaK'B In tho number or Hh readers, mid
Its KeoKranhlcal distribution corresponds to a remarkable extent with the nrii
of tliu world's Krcatest literacy, and according to .Mr. I Hibtilit, wlu
writes in tho worm b worn, wiiiiiu mo century khjhiih -m je tiie m
uncular of a quarter Instead of a tenth of the people
rmd by u half Instead of a quarter of tho people who
ill- vi.'. 1U, and Ke
will send particulars, I might con
sider that proposition.
Once more the glad summer sea
son bathes our Luzell: home in all
the glory of summer, the time when
a man may sit in the shade with his
soul's mate and suck cider through
a straw, while the strains of the
Luzelle band rise and fall in the
bewitching crescendoes and dimin
ueudoes of rhapsody. Good even
ing, Mrs. Fahr.
Ky. Endorses Bryan
At Harmonious Convention Held
in Lexington List Friday.
Harmony was the keynote of the
Democratic state convention at Lex
ington, Friday. What was expect
ed to be a bitter struggle resulted in
one of the most harmonious meetings
of delegates ever held in this state.
The net result was :
The selection of Representative
A. O. Stanley, of Henderson, for
temporary chairman without oppo
sition. The selection of six dele,
gates at large, giving each two-thirds
of a vote.
The unanimous indorsement of
A compromise on the organization
of the party in the state.
Other important results of the
convention were :
The booming of A. O. Stanley
for the next candidate for governor.
The endorsement of Urey Wood
son, of Owensboro, for re-election
as national committeeman by seven
out of eleven districts, with promise
of support in the other districts.
The Beckham forces were thor
oughly defeated and the ex-govern:
or decided not to oppose Stanley' for
temporary chairman. Then all fac
tions got together and planned the
harmony program, which was car
ried out to the letter. ' '
The following delegates were ap
State-at-large Ollie M. James,
James B. McCreary, Col. W. B.
Haldeman, T. H. Paynter, J. C. W.
Beckham, John C. C. Mayo.
District Delegates-First District
Conn Linn and Gus Thomas.
State Executive Committeemen
Henry R. Prewitt, Chairman : Jos.
W. Pugh, of Kenton, A. G. Rhea,
of Logan. First District Henry
R. Lawrence, of Tries.
Credentials First- Districf-rMofi
Organization Committee F i r s t
District Judge E. Barry.
Resolutions Committee F i r s t
District C W. Richardson, Cald
The convention vas a love feast
and the gathering will go down in
history for the words of peace spok
en by the leaders of the former war
ning factions which resulted in a Re
publican victory in Kentucky. There
is no doubt in the minds of the lead
ers, but that Kentucky will give an
old line Democratic majority this
Only a few changes were recom
mended by the committee on per
manent organization, and adopted
by the convention,
Perhaps the most important change
made in the party law has to do with
the selection of precinct committee
men, and in the future all such com
mittee are to be elected by the will
of the Democratic voters of the re
spective precincts of which they de
sire to be committeemen. This is
regarded as being one of the best
rules made for the Democratic party
in Kentucky, and the change is one
which has been asked for by perhaps
a greater number of Demoetattc
voters through their delegates than
any other change recommended by
the committee on permanent organ
ization. One of the most important changes
recommended by the committee on
permanent organization is to the
effect that the office of any state,,
county or precinct committeeman
shall become vacant upon his becom
ing a candidate for the nomination
for any office elective by the people,
or upon his acceptance of any elec
tive or appointive public political
office. It was also the will of the
committee on permanent organiza
tion that the action of mass-convention
shall be null and void unless
the pesident officer gives tellers and
a count upon demand of a Democrat
when such Democrat shall make
such a request in a mass-convention.
Another change which is believed
to be of much importance to the
Democratic party in the state was
also recommended by the committee
on permanent organization and is to
the effect that members of the Demo
cratic state and executive commit
tees cau only give their proxies to a
member of the committee of which
he is a member.
The resolution committee reported
the following resolutions, which
were adopted with a whoop :
We, the representatives of the
tOoutluuoU on but iag.)