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THE HICKMAN COURIER
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Bditers ud Preyrlstors.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CASK IN ADVANCE.
BtiWrsd l' tks nickman, Kentucky,
potieSca m leeosd-claM mall matter,
Tnursdsy, July 238, 1908
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Your state and county taxes for
the year 1908 are now due, and you
can save extray cost by paying ear
ly. You can find either myself or
deputy, Goalder Johnson, at our
office at Hickman or City National
bank, at Fulton. '
Jas. T. Seat, Sheriff F. C.
Givt every man's joke a hearing.
It may remind you of one of your
A round head denotes tenacity,
and 3. lack of" animosity. A bald
head denotes lack of hair.
Sim Flinders has the rheumatism
in his wrists so bad he can hardly
raise his jug off of the floor.
Atlas Peck runs over the heels of
his shoes so badly that he is now
firmly convinced that the worljl is
There will i big crowd'at the Hog
Ford church Sunday and Miss Fruiie
Allsop has' been seen going over
there several times this week to
practice walking Into the church
with her new dress on. v
A gentleman we cannct remember
has opened a slore at the foot of
Musket Ridgew If, is, not thought
that he will'get much tra le,. as he is
a Baptist, and nearly everybody in
that community belongs to some
High Prices for Horses.
At an army pqst in Utah the other
day a lot of condemned horses were
sold to farmers at prices ranging up
as high as $135. As a usual thing
such stock goes at from $20 to $50
each. This is an indication of the
tftmnvirt ftf nm.lr in?M..1.. A til 1
the cavalry horses are as a rule
perfectly gentle and broke to saddle,
they are not accustomed to harness,
but soon become tractable and make
generally very good work animals.
Some of them are old, others lame,
but the majority arc condemned be
cause they are slow walkers and not
able to keep up with the others on a
march, or are headstrong and unruly
upon the discharge of firearms.
New granitoid walks are being
made in front of buildings belong,
ing to W. A. Dodds, T. A. Ledford,
I. O, O. F Lodge, J. W. Mont
gomery and H. C. Beckman this
week. All this property is located
on Clinton street. When this is
finished, the east half of Clinton
street will have all stone and grani
Mrs. Avee Journey returned Mon
day from Martin, Tenn., where she
as called to the bedside of her
brother, E. F. Davis, who suffered
a stroke of paralysis in his left arm
and side. Mr. Davis was in the
livery business in this city until
about two months ago. He is said
to be some better today.
L. D. Threlkeld nnH
Russell, returned from Dawson
Springs and a trip to the mountains
Oh so hot-let's take a run down
to Helm & Ellison's and have one
of those big heaped up Ice Cream
E. W. Adams and wife left for
Metropolis, Ills., Wednesday, for a
few days visit with the former's sister,
Drug Store I
You can not be too particular in
selecting your Drug wants. We are
just as particular in the selection of
every drug we sell as if it were for
use in our own house and we
We would be glad to have you
get your Drug wants here, we know
everything we sell is the best made.
Helm Sr Ellison.
GUTHRIE'S FINE CONVENTION HALL
Guthrie', Okla., baa voted $150,000 In bonds for tbo bulldlnr of a conten
tion hall on what Is known as Capital square in the eastern portion of tat
city, where ultimately citizens hope to see the permanent state capltol build
ing. Plans for the hall have been drawn, and eaow a structure 100x110 fcit
in slip. The hall will be modern Jn alt its appointments, built of fireproof si
t MM and well 'adapted for use by large assemblies.- There will be ample
in 'r both bouses of the state legislature, for the coavenltme el which
' II tjfstly Is being built.
Sounds Like Bob Taylor.
This is the way '"Bob" Taylor of
Tennessee, tells his own career:
In my enthusiasm, I first mounted
the tripod and poured out the red
lghtemngs of my intellectuality
through the end of a two-cent pencil
a weekly newspaper firmly be-
ieving that the world was only wait
ing to fall down at my feet and cry
great is Diana of the Ephesians."
But it was all sheet lightning that
never struck and the world refused
"Then I read that "in the brieht
lexicon of youth there is no such
word as (ail," and I threw the tri
pod at the printer's devil and rushed
into the law. I dallied along the
frazzled edges of the shining trail
that Kent and Coke and Blackstone
made until I got lost in the wilder
ness of legal lore. There I wand
ered in the dismal swamps of Latin
maxims until I heard tne wolf of
poverty howling upon my trail and
I turned around and' started to run.
ran and I ran until I ran into roll-
tics, and I have been running ever
since, I ran over the rockv hill of
an adverse majority in my native
state and galloped into the lower
house of coneress. I ran un the
bristling slopes of every kind of op
position and loped into the guber-
nationai cnair. There 1 turned
somersaults from neak to neak until
I heard the music of the hinges, as
tne doors of the United States Senate
swung.wide, and lol while I listened
to the melody, the angels pushed me
Notice is hereby given to the
creditors of A. F. Williams, assign
ed, and all persons interested, that
I wig be at my office until Aug. 1st,
1908, to receive and hear proof of
claim, and all claims not filed with
me by Aug. 1st, 1908, will be barr
ed from distributive.
ii-Ac H. F. Remley, Assigne,
The report is persistent that Bryan
has definitely decided to make Rep
resentative Ollie M, James, of Ken
tucky, Chairman of the National
Committee and Manager of "the campaign.
A Stupendous Success.
No such Bargains Ever Before
Given The Public Will Be Con
tinued Two Weeks Longer
Smith & Amberg's Big Clearing
Sale which was to run until Satur
day, the 25th has, on account of the
many requests from people,- who,
during- the past two weeks did not
have the ready money to take ad
vantage of the remarkable bargains,
been extended two weeks longer un
til August 8th. This sale has been
a remarkable success from the start,
giving the public goods that were
fresh and new, taken right out of
stock, and selling them at prices
that coufd not be duplicated in Hick
man. During the sale a great
amount of goods has been disposed
of, but there is still enough for all,
and those people who did not come
during the past two weeks will still
have a chance to buy good, reliable
merchandise at cost and less than
cost. Go, as soon as you can, the
eirlier the better, and you will find
the most remarkable collection of
bargains you ever; saw.
FOR SALE: 3-4 Jersey Cow with
.,n..nn nol f .1 1
uuug van.. v-uw IHICC ycais UIU.
E. B. Prather. 6-tfc.
If you use a pulverized or ground
coffee you can get an extra fine one
from C. H. M6ore at 25c per pound.
rrr, pocHimr arrar paten t
eoujfli na tma itmtit cola i
lwi ji betl, teeth. mmU Irritated bran.
taL If Ton
ooldoelj 70U thoolj
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Moptfjlac poboa. It's strsn bow tent thlan
Maur com ibcmL rartwtst? mm Dr. Mioop
tuna or prfientuni eoauiaisg upHun,
kt tfaooch OeosTMi nil rirtH pa Uuj UbL
H Batten m la yoor Orach Mixture." Good!
Yen rood II HdMfUrferthU
wfc Cant. Ne oUaa katU on Dr. Btaoop's
larolt -lad nan. Inth uulUu UU auutW
Xni tt'l Bet on It ufa. hut It
to M b Ikatathitkaask but. lrul r.
pmJeularlr vita ir ofcMno. iMMoaktrlec
pr. Steep's cua Cur. Cobwn eusfulir th
gr. Beo utltH wltb otfaw sad Bet th
VMmaM. lo Boana umks hn! Tm put
alwyiW em tbs ttti di by linn(Ms
' "ALL DEALERS"
Joke on ''Uncle JoeM
WftdlilBKton. Setwtor Heway,
f Indiana, than who Uwe U e
eloaer to 8jakw Caww, toM m
bin good stork about th
hli rccqnt visit o WMHlnto.
"Tlie speaker pride hlmtelf on W
nblllty'to pick ohI a good diwr," Md
the nenator. -In fact. hl own Kroat
wcakncM Is for a Rood lr ad h
will apend 2B centa for a cluar any
day and cconomlw by haying a chrap
hnu Hack in the flfty-aoventh cob
gross, when Mr. Canncni u ohalrman
ef tho houfl committee on a p propria-
JOSEPH a CANNON.
tlons, I was in the houto restaurant
one day taking Innch with aevera)
other aiembera ef the. contmlttee.
After lunch I offered to buy cigars ail
around and stepping -up to the cleat
counter picked out a box of largt
dears that looked good and told th
boys to help themselves. I fully ex
pected to pay SO cents (or three ol
them, at least, and was greatly sur
prised when I called for the hill aa4
found. It was only SO eents fer 12 b
for a Quarter cigars.
"I naturally made bo outward eens-
ment about the cheapness of my pur
chase anfl inwardly hoped that bo oth
er member knew what I had done.
In fact, I was greatly embarrassed
and kept a weather eye on tho whol
party, expecting somebody to become
sick any minute. We wandered back
to the committee room and sat there
smoking several, mtnutea before
Uncle Joe' came In.
"When he'dM finally Join us I, of
eourse, instantly proffered him one
of the elgars. He took It and was
soon wrapped -la alienee and elgar
smoke. Presently he turned to me
n4 said: 'Jim, this is eertalaly a fine
el gar, one. of the best. I ever smoked.
Where did you get them?' I told him
downstairs Injthe restaurant Calling
the committee messenger to him, he
handed him a crisp new one dollar
bill, and told him to get a dollar's
worth of the same brand for him. You
caa readily Imagine how he looked
whea the messenger eame back with
a whole box fulL."
ITALIAN SOLDIERS ARE AGILE.
Members of Famous Bersagllerl Re
quire Great Endurance.
Rome. The fame of the Italian Ber
sagllerl Is by no means confined to tha
Italian peninsula. The training the
Training the Bersagllerl.
men in this famous force ro subject
ed to la of the moat extraordinary
Bvery ono of the many drills In
physieal exercises has been devised
with the sole idea of making the men
in the corps nimble, quick nnd daring.
They are known as "The Black Devils
of, the Italian Army" and date from
1836, when they were organized in the
Sardinian army by Gon. la Marmora.
There are 12 regiments of the Uersag
lied, and their particular business is
It requires some endurance, to be
a inembor ot rfio corps, for even when
they aro used Id maneuvers the tac
tical movement 1b nearly always made
In the mountains, where their exer
cises In vaulting, turning somersaults
and walking greasy poles stand them
In good stoad.
In the picture they are shown climb
ing poles with their bicycles strapped
to their backs. The wheels, used art
specially designed for their work, be
ing so arranged that they can be fold
ed and thus moro easily carried on a
mareh across difficult mountain passes
where bicycle riding would be Impos
sible. The corps is particularly mo
bile and, being composed ot excellent
nuvritstnen, is a particularly valuable
awtet e' King Vleter Kramanusl's army.
Threlkeld' that's the place.
Jtye Jmtl? .bout
The good things dispone ed at our Fount.
We juit couldn't put more quality in our
products if we sold them for twice what we do.
We pay the highest market price for Crush
ed Fruits, Syrups, Etc., consumed.
If we find a piece of material that is not
'Top Notch" we discard it without chance of
There is no single detail that is not con
stantly under the eye of our expert, dispenser,
Mr. A. E, Kennedy.
Hence the quality of our Lime Ades, Phot
phates, Ice Cream Sodas and Sundaes.
THE HICKMAN DRUG CO.
..People, Places and Things..
Tel. No. 4 for groceries.
R T. Curlte, a Unto Cliy mer
chant, was la towM Weikienhy.
Mrs. J. Neenoft left far Nashville,
yetterday, where she will spend a
few days, -
Engraved cards and emboseed
stattoeery and cards ef every de
scription at this oce.
Mist Lutie Coean, of Birmkifham,
Ala., is the guest of her aunt, Mrs.
R. B. Johnson, this week.
Cascade Flour. If you haven't
tried it yet you haven't had the
best. Call Ho." A C. H. Moore,
If you are really particular about
your prescript! and you euht to
be you will take it t Helm Ac Elli
son's. The proud parents of tripkts
horn in Delphi, Ind., named then,
respectively, Janes, Whitcowb and
Germany publishes every yar
nearly twice as many new books of
France. The nunsber of new Ger
man books in 1907 was 30,073.
Brewers ami win-growers are com
plaining ef the falling off in the con
sumption of their beverages in Vien
na, and particularly the brewers.
Seven of the sons and daughters
of the Merstham (England) cen
tenarian, Mrs, Maynard, married
seven brothers and sisters named
Mrs. .Harriet Hood, of Tner
mopolis, Wyo., was elected by the
state Democratic convention of her
state as an alternate to the .national
In Germany the vaccination of cat
tle against black leg. a fatal disease,
is becoming general and very effec
tive, as only three losses in five
years are reported.
Bill Albright, who lives near
Charleston, is under arrest for the
murder of his 1 6-year old daughter,
whom he whipped so severely that
death resulted from his blows. -
Monday's Fulton Leader reports!
the death at Beelerton of Mrs. Hamp
jones, wnicn occureu Monday morn
ing at 6 o'clock after a short illnesi
of congestion. Mrs. Jones was 60
Mrs. Russell Sage has presented
to Central Park, New York, a col
lection of rhododendrons sufficient
to form a plantation a mile long, at
cost of $60,000. The plants are all
set out and many of them in bloom.
One would hardly belive there
were over six thousand items in an
ordinary drug store, yet Mr, Elli
son assured a Courier reporter there
was and that in their store there
were nearly ten thousand standard
Piles are easily and quickly check
ed with Dr. Shoop's Magic Ointment.
To prove it I will mail a small trial
box as a convincing test. Simply
address Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. H
surely would not send it free unless
I was certain that Dr. Shoop's Maeic
Ointment would stand the test. Re
member it is made expressly and
alone for swollen, painful, blcsdlnir
or itching piles, either external or!
internal. Large jar 50c,
. Mis Jesie Wall was here from
Cayce Saturday the guest of f nendi
Sign in Stone street, New York
Panama Hats, Bay Rum arti
Examination for State University
will b hcM at Bowling Green Stiie
Narjsal on .ugwt IS.
Belivia ranks second among the
tin producing eouatriee, wkh an out
put of 15,300 tone In lMt.
The younnest king to ascend V-t
throne was Henry VI., m H32, who
was but 8 months and 25 days old
The 'people's choice k Helm &
Ellison's on the first Ullot, when
the quoetloa of pure drwgc is before
On account of the arrival of a
young lady at hk home Thursday
night, Henry Amocrg is wearing a
A Harlem, N. Y., shop has tb.i
over the dooi way': "Buitdlnes con
structed, torn lewn and removed on
FOR SALE One log wagon and
five good mules. See me at my
farm near Btue Pond- Wilt make
good prices. W. H. Badger. j2t
It is estimated that New Zealand
has an available coal supply of 1,
200,000,000 tons, of which not more
than 20,000,000 have been touched
Thomas Clifford, doorman at the
Hotel Plaza, New York, has just
bought $12,000 jn bonds ef the hot'l
that employs him, the investment re
presenting his tips,
A steer owned by Elijah E. Ri
of Charlton county, Missouri,
originally valued at $30 on account
of a quarrel between two farmers
has cost In litigation $10,000,
Marvin C, "Wright, who was fcr
many years connected .with the Hal
liday interests at Cairo, and who
was mayor of that city in' 1901, die!
at Or lamia, Florida, last week.
Mrs, Sarah Fels, the young widow
who was the cause of Wayne Lav
rence .killing her father, Andy Ban
nister, Sunday, 'married Lawrence
The tragedy ocourcd at a protracted
meeting near BackusburgTln Graves
county, two weeks ago, and Law
rence killed the old man whe'n the
latter objected to his escorting Mrs.
Here is a problem that so ab
sorbed the interest of a pirty of
young folks at dinner reaenily that
they forgot to eat. Two snakes of
equal size fight. Eieh snake gets
the tall of the other in his mouth
and proceeds to swallew 'his enemy
at the same rate of speed. When
the process of swallowing is finished
which snake will be on the out side?
Notwithstanding the genral de
pression of business in the early part
of the year, Hickman has made
more improvements during the past
six months than she has in any one
of the past five years. The.Mengel
Box Co. has spent thousands of dol
lars In improvements, a new eetton
gin has bean, erected, a' $16,000
library building built, a MHnhar of
residences built, business fcurtdlags
remodeled and painted, granitiod
walks lfcid, etc. There la no danger
Sold by I of swapping a town with lasprove-
stents. Keep the good' work ging.