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THE HICKMAN COURIER
"Cayrt Weitrrn Kentucky Like the Dw"
W. 0. BPEER. and J. 0. SEXTON,
Editors and Proprietors.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CASH IN ADVANCK.
Entered at the Hickman, Kentucky,
poetofflce m second-class mall matter.
Titvrsnag, June 18, l
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No 'Paper July 4th.
In order to give the employes of
this office a much needed vacation,
e ivill print no paper daring 4th of
July eek. No job 'work Ivill be
done beftocen June 25 and July 6.
Our patrons ivill please govern them
Our Fiftieth Year.
This week the Courier begins on
its fiftieth year's work.
One bright June day, in 1859, the
first copy of the Hickman Courier
was printed. Almost a half-century
has passed since that day, and
through all the years that have fol
lowed, the Courier has withstood
the storms that have assailed and
banished many of its contemporaries,
and, like Tennyson's brook, "goes
Among the. musty, time-worn vol
umns of this old paper may be found
many a touching story half-forgot
ten joys and tragedies whose actors
in life's drama have long since pas
sed away. While time has wrought
many changes, the Courier's press,
with her wanted regularity, has con
tinued from week to week, from year
to year, to chronicle the happenings
which make the history of a city,
state and nation. The Courier has
not only seen generations come and
go and Hickman her first love
grow from a little hamlet to a thriv
ing, progressive city.but in the warp
and woof of the past she has follow
ed the shuttle of action through war,
pestilence, floods, national disasters,
political triumph and don-fall, the
advance of civilization, and the mod
ernizing of the present age, and last
ly the development of the grandest
and greatest nation on eatth.. It
would be hard to enumerate those
things of interest which have tran
spired during the scope of the Cour
ier s age. Any of us will concede
they are many.
Most of you know that the Cour
ier is the oldest paper in Western
Kentucky, and is a venerable estab-
lishment when compared with any
institution in the state. It is also
the oldest business establishment in
Hickman. It might be of interest
to our younger readers to know that
the Courier from 1859 to 1875 was
only one-fourth as large as at pres
ent and cost the subscriber $2.50 a
year, The advertiser of that d3y
paid almost three times as much for
advertising space and rarely chang
ed his "ad" over once a month.
Made from the purest and most
delicious FRUITS that money can
buy served at our Soda Fountain
HELM & ELLISON
During the life of the Courier there
have been 2,400 issues of the paper
representing 2,448 weeks. One
issue of this number was printed by
Federal troops which invaded the
city during the civil war and look
charge of the shop; with this ex
ception, the paper has ever espoused
the cause of pure Southern Dcmoc
racy. In our files may be found records
of the birth of many a child, whn
grew lo manhood, was a grand ras
cal all the days of his life, and when
Ti rlifcioe th
Courier, with its ever copious supply
of charity, magnified the few often
times very few paltry virtues of
his existence, cast the mantle of
righteousness over his pesky hide,
and ushered him graciously out of
the memory of mankind. If you
are of the same trand, we promise
the same to you, whether you ever
spent a dollar for the Courier or not.
To pity rather than censure, is one
of our fallacies. It may be best.
You are reading the first number
of the Courier's 50th year. In what
ever capacity we may fail, we ask
v our indulgence and assistance. It
is our policy to treat all mankind
"on the square," to strive continual
ly for the up-building of our town
and county, and for the best inter
ests of the greatest number of our
citizens and friends. The present!
management is especially grateful
for the hearty support and patron
age we have received at the hands
of the good people of this communi
ty,, and trust you will all live to
read this paper another fifty years.
Council Means Business.
In accordance with instructions
from the City Council, Marshal Dil
ion served notices on && persons,
this week, who own porperty on
Clinton and Water streets that they
must begin work on the construction
of granitoid walks on certain proper
ty, which was described in last
week's Courier, within the next 20
The city dads mean business in
this matter. They do not propose
to be bluffed in the enforc;ment of
this ordinance, as in some instances
nf th m,i Tf tv, J
uu iiov --su up ana iaice nonce,
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their walks will be built just the
same. Antlrinatin lho nmhnhli I
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reiusai oi some to comply witn this
act, the city has already placed an
order for gravel, cement, etc., and
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will be in a position to take up the
work for said proptrty owner if he
shnnH fail n Hn mitKin 4h tim.
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There are a number of walks in
the business Dart of thr ntv hnt
me Dusiness part ot tne city that are
really a disgrace to the town, and
should have been replaced with good
ones years ago. The councilmen
arc of one mind in the matter of it
'never being too late to do good,"
and will see that the business sec-
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Hon of the town has decent walks.
a ii.t .
A commendable move, gentlemen,
and you will receive the endorse-
raent and hearty support of everv
Put in the walks.
A piano trust composed of the
Knabe, Chlckering and Foster-Arm
strong companies has been formed
in New Jersey with $6,000,000 capi-
tal. When that trust is jumped on
there'll be music in the air.
iMiow merely a memor or tlieput but lial
laruVhiKiw IJnlnient H the ftwiilly in.
nient of the twentieth century. A positive
cure for llheumiitUm. Hum. Out, Kpraliu.
Neuruliila, etc. Mr. O. II. Ituiiyon, Htonberl
ry, Mo. wrlteai"! Imve uwil bnow Uiiliieut
for ItueumatUiu una nil pain, Jcuii't My
CIIVUKU III !! JraihV,"
Helm d Klllnou.
A Thrilling Incident at Sea.
"Ship-wrecked four times I'vo bin,"
-jld tho teller of the story, "and the
last was about tho most excltln of
cm nil. Want to 'car about It? lllght
"My ship was thn Olcncnlrn, capon
of her N'lcholls by namo. 'R'd Ms wlfo
and babby aboard, kid only 16 months
old. Wo was wrecked off t:apo Horn
In Jnlv: struck tho rocks In na cavy
a pale as over I've knowed; fog, and
snow, and ev'ry luxury. a one might
say. Two men drownded In gottln' off
tho lifeboat. Tried twlco, wo did, and
tho second tlmo was successful.
"Mrs. Nlcholls and the kid wero got
In, but the sea was that rough "'!
rmtiPfttiimis wn couldn I Janti no-
vliariM nml hurk we COniO to tho
Lrr ndn. nnd n awful night wo
"pent, 1 can tell ycr, thinking as 'ow
Dren,K uv """ ""' . .
hoat WIlg inch.d right enough, nnd
tho missis was lowered Into 'cr. Then
the enp'en with tho kid In 'Is arms
went to the stern of tho wreck, and we
watched brrathless-llko to se whnt
e would do, holdlu' tho boat with our
oars as best we could with them great
waves tossln' us about like a shuttle
'Well, the enp'en shouted somcthln.
to tho mate, who stood In tho boat
with 'Is arms stretched out, and when
the enp'en hollered again 'e just
chucked that blessed kid ncrost tho
fait of 'eavlng water, and tho mnto 'o
got u nit rigni, ana tain u in ma m
torn of the boat whilst the capon
came aboard somo'ow 'lasolt
Thnt kid didn't caro a mite! It
just crawled nbout amongst our legs,
as Jolly as a sandboy, till Its ma got
'old of It She was In a pretty takln'.
1 cftn tell yer, when she saw r off-
, ?' ,
or i shouldn't bo 'ere a tellln' you of
this yarn, nnd the Injuns met us brlm
"When the Cap'en Hollered Agin E
J" Chucked That Blessed Kid
A,ro,t thn Bit of iraulnn Wr
Mm' ovcr wltn u'e milk of 'uman
lodness; rigsed up a shelter for us,
land there we stopped for a bloomln
"That kid was dressed up In skins,
?nd f mainmy carried It pick-a-back.
for all tho world like them squaws,
Then we'd a pretty rough Journey
'cross country to a missionary's house.
wnero we a a good rest, and blme by
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"o uuiiitj m iviu utuuuB, a nine manor
nt en mllo nr n
"m,t ,l 'ud tako too lon' to tell you
w lnB cou""v wo passeu mroiigh, or
. our udVentures. for w..m ..mm
time afore we got to civilization. Hut
,nat baWy! well, thore! It Just
And It was tho 'cutest llttlo cubs you
ever Baw "used out In them outland-
.it. I, t t .
'Alnt It wunnerful what they snmll
critters will live throuEh? wiir ,n.t
I we sail from? Puntaa Arenas. If that
klri. you much. and our ahln '"M1"
Crltn, and Jolly glad we nil was to sea
tno,n lhor5 0,11 Dovar cin "R1"- Yes.
BJ Vr. m wreck'!d!."d
i ii oe lour umes more. Who knows
The kid's mother she took to nil
.our 'ardnhlps very kind, and stepped
out ukb a Rooa un wnentiver there
was any inarchln ter bo doiiu. We 'ad
a good bit of It altogethor, and a good
many ahocks one wuy and another
uui nv (.biuc mrougn era an smllln',
"The only thing ns upset 'or was
w'en the cap'es threw the kldl"
Baseball Players and
UmiWJ. Krtiger. ex-chninploa lontr Ul-
wVueonfWi! titTm",y "wl J,0"ttUl1'
"DurliiB my Unlnlnir of elubt week' foot
roce. at Halt fj.ke City. In April la.t. I u.i.l
llalluril Hnow IJiilnient to my greatest wt-
Tliorefore, I highly recommend Hnow
Mnliuent to all who are troubled with
praliie. bruUe or rbeuuintlm'H SCc. k
Hehl,U4bSlK,11, ,,rU Hloru' ",0"
Urn JtMion TtM
Col. Bhang W. Mowlett, the editor
of the country rPer. whllo out for a
day Anion his subscribers, hnlted nt
the house of old Mrnuel Jncklln Ho
had time to stop only a few moments,
he said: n delinquent tax list demand
ed his attention nt homo, nnd as his
"patent side" had not as yet been re
claimed from tho merciless maw of
thn express office, nothing toward tho
printing of bis next numner could bo
done until nftnr his return to town.
And after sitting n long time' It
seemed ns If ho were nb'dut to go. He
took up his hat nnd had mado n mo
tion to put It on his head when his nt
tentlon was seized upon by tho rattle
of dishes In the dining-room, Just
across the hrond passageway In tho
north section of thn old log house. It
Is of no doubt that the embryo crow
ing of a half-feathered domlnecker
had appealed to the scribe to break
his Journey In the hopn ot breaking
his fast nt the house of his "constnnt
render," nnd as lie drove Into tho
yard he was seen to cook his eye at
n Plymouth nock pullet
Hut ns the hours wore hungrily
along he saw no signs of dinner. In
no seeming fenr of danger the chick
ens walked about tho yard. And from
tke wlndoy. where n perfumed breeie
murmured music nmld the tendrils of
n trumpet vine, the editor looked
across a corner of tho garden Into n
lot where In the sunshine sucking
plgi. Just big enough. If masted, to
bold crab apples In their months,
were tumbling over one another.
Not with an extra effort of memory
was It that the newspaper man re
called tho fact that his pre-dayllght
i breakfast had consisted mainly of awl-
den cakes and extreme harry. It was
fresh In his mind as he heard thn "pot
rack, pot rack" of a gulnen hen. Out
with the air of vltnl concern he talked
on the condition of the country nnd of
foreign probabilities. He didn't load
down his speculative mind with whnt
had taken place. That wonld have
been a matter of mere Industry. It
lay within the keen province of his
vision to discover what wight be done
If such and such should happen. If a
certain prime minister should resign,
or If the emperor should, so far forget
himself as to say so and so In his
coming speech, why It was clear thnt
this, that and tho other would hap
pen. And old Llm agreed that It waa
no doubt true.
Tho sun lost Its balance and slipped
over Into the afternoon, the waving
vine nt the window sifted a softer
light, and still there was no call from
pot or pan. So, at last, tho editor
arose and was about to put his hat on
his head when there came from the
dining-room the rattle of dlshon.
Then he hesitated, turned nbout as If
he had Just thought of a wlso thing
to say, and sat down.
"I reckon a cat must have run over
the (able." said old Lin, and Bhang
W, Mowlett's heart beat low In de
spair. "Sorry, colonel, you didn't come a
little earlier. Reckon you seen some
of them pigs out there. Had one ot
their brothers roasted to a fall of tho
year brown, and" Tho editor
Dangers of Defective Plumbing
into the houe of sewer
tagious dieacj to which the human iytcm readily luccumbj.
Is Your Plumbing System Defective?
Scwcr gai is not neccmrily generated in the tcwer, but U
frequently created in the plumbing iytem within the house and
enters the apartments through defective fixture.
SwrF7 which Is scknowlcdccd
Thad D. Lee and Miss Lola White
were united in marriage at the
MethodUt parsonage h Union Cltv.
Sunday morning, June 7, by the
pastor oi tne Methodist Church.
grabbed int hln handkerchief nnn
wiped his mouth, Old 1.1 m continued
"And I had somo early rose potatoes
ns pink-eyed as one of thes -theso
Albumins -Is that what you call 'cm?"
"Albinos,' drawled the editor
"Yes. that's It; seen one In thn side
show when the clrkls coino to l'unly
And I had some of the best corn bread
t reckon you ever snw made out nf
this pearl corn. Hard! Why. you
could have n grntn of It set nnd v.'enr
It for a breastpin. Along with It nil.
too. was a yaller pitcher full of but
termllk brought from thn sptlng
"i ve got to go, thn editor ex
claimed, Jumping up nnd clspplng his
hat on his head.
"Walt n mlnlt and let mo tell yon
nbout It Ket down," nnd the old man
shoved the editor bnck Into his chnlr
"And I do reckon I had soidm of the
best sparrnr grnss that ever growd
outen the ground, and these little
brownish redlshes that look like a
rusty-cont npple. Haungryl Why.
colonel, I never was hnungryer In my
life. And 8usan, my wlfo. lit kept of
n sarin', TV. tiave another help to the
pig,' and well, I eat onniigh to last
me for a week. I reckon you nre that
way, too. FoIIm must bring you thou
sands or things these hero women
that write; don't care much for sutbln
to eat themsolves snd fetch It to you.
You may not make aa much money as
a county Jcdge, but I talc It you llvn
ofl'n the fat of the land. So you think
that If this her prime prenohor re
"Prime minister," muttered the
"An, nan. And you think ir he re
signs and tho emperor knlohes cold
nnd sneezes before breakfast them's
likely to be rain In northwest town
ship, range enst Looks that way to
me. too; and I reckon I'll have to
mske my prlpnratlons accordln. Hut,
speakln' of breakfast there nln't
nothln' nicer, to my notion, than a
piece of roasted pig, with the brown
crust on It, brlled on thn coals. Oh,
I hear of folks that for break fast eat
hot milk and doll stuffln'. but that
don't touch the sfot where I live. Now
a right nice yaller-leg chicken, a
leelle more than half grown, snatched
offn thn fnco of thn earth nnd filed
before he knows what's tho matter
with him he's some, I want to tell
you. Made up your mine ylt ns to
who Is to be the next president? nut
I reckon you've burn so busy you
hain't paid much attention to It. This
nere social urn, too, Keeps you on the
nnra. ton: roll ha. f t,.
and they eat dinners now In the night,
I'm told. I like 'em beat when the
uu Hii jr.w .ooai u man as u am,
k..l .. .v l j,.
ferance as whs they have to eat
Sorry say wife ain't at home,
could skeer up a bite for you.
got my dinner aa quick ns she could
nnd hurried over to one of the neigh
bors, where the old nmld school teach-
er ain't expected to live till sundown.
nearly mi toe women folks In the
neignoornood are nocitin over there,
nnd I reckon they'll have a rnnrf tlmo
permits the entrance
gai bearing gmi of con
The mot danger
ous sewer gases are
often inodorous and
therefore not discov
ered until ili-hcalth
renders necessary an
examination of con
ditions, but often too
late to repair the dam
1 f you are in
doubt, consult us re
garding the piping, also
the replacing of defec
tive fixtures with
lain Enameled Ware,
the best sanitary equip
ment in the world.
Did you get "stung'' on the last
buggy you bought? It wasn't an
Anchor that's the teason. Anchor
buggies arc conceded to be the best
on the market. Farmers Hardware
HATS AND CAPS !
TO SUIT YOUR
The hat that is neces
sary to malfc you look
well is here, in all styles
Millet & Nmjlor
DID YOU KNOW
Tel. No. 4 for groceries.
St. John't DayJune 24.
Telephone the news to 21.
Gasoline at the Courier Office
Threlkeld's for hot and cell
That cow ordinance Is bephmnj
to bag at the knee
Too bad that we cant empl y
home labor on the library buildirg,
That good coffee you had Ia:t
time carhe from JJettetiwortb & Pr,v
FOR SALE Jersey cow and fine
young calf. Apply lo C. L
T. P. Baker, of Fulton, candidate
fir Jailcrof Fulton county, was m
Cruihed Oyster Shells. Grit.
Wheat, Chops, Purina Chick feed
at C. II. Moore's.
John Wheeler and wife, of Union
City, were In thii city Saturday, en-
route to at, Louis.
Mrt. LUCY LciD, of ClVCC nclnh-
borhood, was a pleasant caller at
1 T.tl..,. TV, i TLf.-. Wt..
I " , t HCII
the best tea costs less than a half
m.mi m ... ML... -l I. : .
r "7 "ul "dc 11 '
If its in the nrocerv line, we can
ien lt as chcap aml ai RCQi a, any
,,i n ,u . '
tf y w i
If the new ordinance is enfcrceJ,
H ckman will have a lot nf new
granitoid walks in the near future,
Mrs. Atlute uonley, and daueher,
MUs rJixabeth, of Corydwi, Kv
are the guests of Mrs. B. T. Davu
If you use a pulverized or urou. 1
koffee you can gel an extra fifle ere
I from C. H. Moore at 25c per pour i
Mrs. B. T. Davis and son, Klnp,
returned Monday from' Louisvllie,
where, they have been visitinR fil.endi
tor several days.
A. J. Kimhro, of Hickman, one d
the candidates for sheriff of Full , t
county, is shaking hands with tb
voters here today. Friday t-ult.n
J. M. Perry and son. of N'w
Iberia, La., arrived its Hickman
Friday, to spend a few weeks wih
relatives. iMr. Perry is a brother
of Mrs. B. Moore and C. A. Perry,
and is a former resident of th
When buying flour, be sure tin'
you get the genu tic Star" lie r
madefy Hesheres & Jackson,
Columbus. Because this flour Is s i
well liked in Hickman, several othen
are trying to infringe on its repul t
tion. Mose mrkelt, agent.
Seth J, Glover, a prominent farr
er about 45 years of age was per
naps fatally Injured at Fulton, ti.
nay morning n , run-a-wav ac i
uent. Mr. Olovcr drove to town
a buggy and while standing in frcit
of the. Christian Grocery Co , h i
horse, from some cause, ran awiy,
throwing the man out of the burrv
and badly bruising him. While t
bones were broken yet Mr. Glov-r
contends thnt his condition is serious
To stop any pain, nnvwheres
20 minutes, simply take iust one cf
ur. snoop's I' nk Pa n Tablets
Pain means congestion blood pre.
sure that is all. Dr Shoop
.Headache or Pink Pain Tablets-
win quickly coax blood pressure
away from pain centers. Alter
pain Is gone. Headache,
Neuraleia. uainful neriods with wo
men etc. tret instant help. 20
kcv. w, u, relief 8.
Co. Tablets 2So. SnM ! n Halers