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he rarmer s Prosperity.
the American farmer went out
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would have to sell hii farm
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in the world to pay half his
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Trust off the industrial map
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lie jrou tn&r bo next to burn out.
Take Out a Small
Fire Insurance Policy
Now and be Safe !
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eltliniiout AH mi of them.
R. T. TYLER, Agt
can farmer's hen 1
"Merely the crumbs that drop
from the farmer s table (other wise
known as agricultural exports,
have brought him in enough of
foreign money since 1892 to enable
him, if he wished, to settle the rail
way problem once for all by buying
every foot of railroad in the United
Such is our New Farmer a man
for whom there is no name in any
language. He is as far above the
farmer of the story-books as an 1906
touring car is above a jinrikisha-
Instead of being an ignorant hoe
man in a barnyard world, he gets
the news by daily mail and tele
phone ; incidentally publishes 700
trade journals of his own. Instead
of being a moneyless peasant he
pays the interest on the mortgage
with the earnings of a week. Even
this is less expense than it seems,
fcr he borrows the money from
himself, out of his own banks, and
spends the bulk of the tax-money
around his own properties.
"Farming for a business not for
a living this is the motive of the
new farmer. Me is a commercialist
a man jof the twentieth century.
He works as hard as the old farmer
did, but in a higher way. He uses
the 4 M's mind, money, machinery
and muscle r but as little of the lat
ter as possible.
"Hcither is he a Robinson Crusoe
of the soil ; as the .old farmer was.
His hermit days are over;, he Is a
man among men. The railway, the
trolley, the automobile, and the top
buggy have translormed him Into a
suburbanite. In fact his business has
become so complex nnd manysided
that he touches civlization at more
points and lives a larger life than If
he were one of the atoms of a crowd
'All American farmers, of course,
are not of the new variety. The
country like the city, has its slums.
But after having made allowance
for exceptions, it is still true that
the United States is the native land
of the new farmer. He is the most
typical human produced, and the
most important, for in spite of its
egotistical cities, the United States
is still a farm-based nation
Pastor For Baptist Church.
Rev Andrew Turkington has been
engaged oy the Baptist people of
this city as pastor of their church.
Rev. Turkington is a native of
Ireland, and Hickman enjoys the
unique distinction of having the only
imported pastor in Western Ken
tucky. In keeping with his national
ity, he is a bright, entertaining
speaker, and withal a splendid
Services at the Baptist church
Sunday morning and evening. Pray
er meeting, iuesday evening, hver-
body is cordially invited to attend.
Kesterson & Bros, will give a bar
becue and ice cream supper at little
Odion Bridge, Saturday, July 25th
Miss Mary Savage returned to
her home at Jackson, Saturday,
after a visit to Miss Edna Carpenter.
Resolutions of Respect.
As a token of our sincere apprccla
(ion of the invaluable services rend
ered by ourjate Worshipful Master,
C. Jr. Shumate, whose recent dc
parture from this city occasions
deepest regret on the part of the
fraternity, be it
Resolved, That in the loss of him
from our midst, not only does Hick
man lose a splendid citizen honest
upright and loved by all but that
Hickman Lodge No, 761, F. & A. M.,
loses a most zealous official, ever
ready to execute any task for the
uplifting of the order or its member
ship. His daily life was one worthy
of emulation, and fruitful of those
virtues and principles which charac
terize Masonry and its precepts.
Therefore, be it
Resolved, That the lodce extend
to him its sincere and thankful ap
preciation of the services rendered
it ; and wish for him in his new home
peace and happiness, together with
the richest blessings of the great
Done by order of the lodge, July
C. B. Travis,
J. C. Sexton,
W. C. Speer, Committee.
Lost Two Fingers..
Vhile adjusting a belt on the cut
off circular saw at the mill of the
Fulton Manufacturing Company Fri
day Mr. H. F. Oliver sustained
painful injuries, necessitating the
amputation of the index and middle
fingers of the left hand.
Just after midnight Sunday nieht
Dr. W. T. Berry's drugstore at
Oakton was destroyed by fire, to
gether with the post office which was
in the same building.
Electric fans, ice cold drinks, re
gular or short order meals at Wil
liams' place. Give it a trial.
good an Ico Cream Soda can bo until
you try ours. Wo get the riohost and
most delicious Ico Cream. We blend
it in tho soda with absoluiely pure
Fruit Juices, and servo it to you in the
daintiest way imaginable, at just the
Mrs. Fred Mosier is on the sick
Little Delbert Pearson, is very
sick this week.
Profits Given Away at Smith &
Amberg's Big Gearing Sale.
The farmers have all been busy
threshing wheat the past few weeks.
Misses Sue and Beulah Bruer at
tended services at Reelfoot, Sunday.
Jim Calhoun, of Union City, is in
the bottom picking berries this week.
Bud Caldwell and wife went to
the lake to fish, one day last week.
Mrs. Pattie Wilson spent last Sat
urday night with Buck Esque and
Throw your old hat away and buy
a new one at Smith & Amberg's Big
Will Hamblen and wife made d
trip to the bottom to pick berries
one day last week.
H. W. Howard, of near Crescent,-
made a trip to Union City one day
Christian Church. 4
Bible School 9:30 a. m. Com
munion service at 11 :00 a. m.
Candy and cigars Williams' restaurant.
If 'You Don't Object to Saving Money Attend Smith & Amberg's
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Prices via surprise you
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uesuay, snaictng nanas
Bruer passed through
Urucr, of Tennessee.
the children can find
ii ii iv r in iiprn niir
& C. U. of A. Lodge,
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uly 20, to members on-
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skiffs were sunk and
the same time.
County School Districts.
According to Sec. 2, County School
District Law, Fulton County has been
divided into four Educational Divi
sions, these divisions being sub-divided
and numbered as follows :
Educational Division No. 1.
Rock Spring, Sub-district No 1.
Woodlawn No 2.
Palestine " " 4.
Brown " 5.
Liberty " ' 6.
Lodgton ' ' 8.
Dlst. H " 9
Dist. G 10.
Number pupil children in Educa
tional Division No 1, 545.
Educational- Division No. 2.
Edmiston, Sub-district No. 1.
Cayce " 2.
Rural " " 3.
Simmons V - 4.
Ruih Creek 5.
Hazel Dell ' 7..
Number pupil children in Educa
tional Division No. 2, S05.
Educational Division No. 3.
Upper Bottom, Sub-dlst. No. 1.
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JULIAN BRAMBLE. Hickman, Ky.
Number pupil children in Educa
tional Division No. 3, 551.
Educational Division No. 4.
Sycamore Chapel, Sub-dist. No 1.
Blue Pond, 2.
Sassafras Ridge 3
New Hope 4.
Island No 8 5.
Madrid Bend ' 6.
Dist. C 7.
Number pupil children in Educa
tional Division No. 4, 562.
The names and boundaries of the
white school districts remain the
same as under the old law, but the
numbers have been changed. For
future convenience, the sub-districts
will be known by the names and num
bers as given above. This is done
in accordance with Bulletin No. 4,
Stale Department of Education. It
is possible that the divisions as giv
en above may not be satisfactory in
every case, but changes may be
made whenever they are necessary.
On the first day of August, an
election of one trustee will be held
in each white school sub-district in
the county. This will be the first
election under the new law, and as
the County Superintendent no longer
has the right to appoint trustees in
case of vacancies, it is absolutely
necessary that each sub-district elect
a trustee, in order to be represented
on the Division Board.
Dora M. Smith,
The whereabouts cf Walter W.
Meadows, who left home at May
field, Saturday July 4 is still un
known. Without any reason to his
friends or family he took a sudden
notion to depart for greener fields
and the only information that his
wife had of his going was when she
received a note saying that he had
gone for parts unknown and that she
would not hear from him for a year
or more. He took with him his
oldest son, aged ten years. From
Mayfield he went to Paducah and
nothing has been heard of him since
he reached that city. The sud len
leave of Meadows was a surprise to
his friends and a shock to his wife
and relatives. He has six small
Values too good to miss at Smith
& Amberg's Big Clearing Sale.
The infant child of John Lunsford
and wife is quite sick.
Our protracted meeting is in pro
gress. We have good sermons, but
as yet no professions.
Misses Lottie Weaver and Inez
Bynum, of near Fulton, attended
services at Rush Creek Sunday.
Miss Georgia Weaver is visiting
her uncle, Mr. P. Henry this week.
He has been ill for a week or so, but
is improving now.
Mrs. Jas. Keiser and sister, Mrs.
Luetta Hawkins, attended services
at the Primitive Baptist Church at
Rock Spring, Saturday.
Sid Smith and wife were called
hastily to Pierce Station last Friday,
to the bedside of Mr. Smith's brother-in-law,
Mr. Cooper, who was
seriously ill and died that afternoon.
Miss Eva Murchison and Robert
Bondurant were united in marriage
at the home of the bride, last Sun
day afternoon. They left for Shar
ron, Tenn., immediately after the
Mrs. Ida Wheeler, daughter of
Mr. Seals, living on the Noonon
place, died July 8th. The remains
were interred in Rush Creek ceme
tery, July 8th. Funeral1 services
by Bro. Bransford.
Mrs. W. H. Caldwell is visiting
relatives in Paducah,
The Courier and the weekly Commercial-Appeal
one year for SI. 25.
The Steamer Liberty will run an
excursion from Hickman to Colum
bus Saturday night. 35c round trip.
Mrs. B. T. Davis and Miss Vir
ginia Davis returned Wednesday
from Monteagle, Tenn. They were
accompanied home by C. L. King,
father of Mrs. Davis, who will spend
several days here.
Mrs. Mary Rose visited relatives
in Hickman last week.
J. P. Maddox was a caller near
Moscow Sunday afternoon.
Ed Rice, of Hickman, spent last
week with his uncle, W. B. Clark.
R. L. Ballow, of Cayce, was in
this vicinity Tuesday, on business.
Burrus Brasfield is buying wheat
for B. C. Branham & Co., of Union
Several of our young people at
tended services at Mt. Zion Sunday
T. L. Bransford, of Union City,
was the guest of T. A. Prather, Sr.
Dr. D. C. Maddox, of Memphis,
spent Saturday and Sunday with
Miss Mary Burrus spent last week
with hir sister, Mrs, J. R. Moss,
near Union City.
Little Miss Clara Clark, daughter
of W. B. Clark, has been very sick
for several day.
W. V. Carter, of Rives, Tenn.,
attended the funeral of W. M. Ba
con here Sunday.
Misses Ivey and Addie Corum, of
Union City, were the guests of their
cousin, Miss Ida Corum, last week.
J. R. Moss and daughter, of Un
ion City, were the guests of her
parents, S. B. Burrus Saturday and
Misses Maggie Lee Rice and Ha
zelle Johnson, of Hickman, were
the guests of Mrs. W. B. Clark last
Lee Maddcx and wife, of Terrell,
Tenn., are spending some time with
relatives here. Mr. Maddox is oc
cupied with wheat threshing.
Agents for the
Called to Rest
Wilson Marion Bacon, one of the
oldest and most highly respected
citizens of the county, died Satur
day at noon at the home of his sis
ter, Mrs. T. D. Berry, near Wood
land Mills, Tenn., after a two week's
Mr. Bacon was born in Owen
county, Ky., in. 1837, and came to
Obion county in 1857, where he has
since resided. During the war he
served with distinction in the Con
federate army. He was a member
of the K. of H.,K and the Christian
Deceased is survived by his wife ;
one sister, Mrs. T. D. Berry ; and
three sons, Drew, Charles and Lem.
Mr. Bacon was as universally lov
ed as any man in the state. He was
a good man possessing those traits
of character which placed him at a
long remove above the average an
indulgent father a model citizen
a Christian gentleman. It is need
less to add that he will be missed by
his large circle of friends and rela
tives. Funeral services were conducted
at Poplar Grove by Rev. Freed, of
Henderson, Tenn., and was one of
the largest attended funeral ever
witnessed in this part of the state.
The Courier extends sympathy to
the bereaved ones.
Miss Mayme Naylor entertained
I. T. and J. U. G. Clubs Saturday
afternoon in honor of her cousin,
Miss Ethel Naylor, of East Prairie.
Punch was served by Misses Chris
tine and Miriam Luten. A penny
contest was a feature of the evening
At progressive Raffles, Miss Detreau
was the winner of th: prize, an ivory
stick fan. Refreshments of cream,
cake and salted peanuts were serv
Capt. French, of the Steamer
Liberty, was arrested Monday on a
warrant charging him with selling
intoxicating liquors without, a license.
The offense is alleged to have been
committed one day last week when
a party from here got on the boat
and were put off near Stumpy Point
above town. The trial has been set
H. G. Barrett returned this
moping from Columbus, Miss.,
where he has been for the past
Mrs. C. C. Smith and son, Frank,
leave Friday night for Monteagle,
Tenn., to be gone several days,