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THE HICKMAN COURIER
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Tfiiirsilay, July 30tn, 1908
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Christian Church Revival.
The meeting at the. Christian
church, which commenced Monday
night, is drawing good crowds, aud
promises to be a most, interesting
and successful one before it is over.
Rev. Sheffer, who is doing the
preaching, is a scholarly, entertain
ing speaker. Every sermon is a
treat ; you should not fail' to hear
On Tuesday, Aug. 4th, W. H.
Waggoner, a National Evangelist,
will arrive in Hickman to assist in
these services. This gentleman is
one of the strongest men in the pul
pit or lecture platform, and you are
sure to appreciate his work. He
will be here one week. The Chris
tian people are exceptionally for
tunate in procuring the services of
Everybody has a cordial invita
tion to attend. At present there are
two services daily Morning service
at 10 o'clock evening services at 8.
Editors Spare Reputation.
Talk of skeletons in household
closets I There are more ghastly
figurative skeletons and odoriferous
dead pasts hidden away in dusty
pigeon holes in editorial sanctums
than even the rapacious hard work
ing Laporte murderess has buried on
her notorious farm.
While sensations and scoops mean
money and business triumph, there
yet remains a sympathy for human
ity in newspaper ethics. Many a
home owes its honor and well being,
many a father and mother thtir re
spectable places in society many an
erring son and daughter their fair
names to a newspaper's suppression
of facts collected by vigilant report
ers. Often when stern justice says
turn on the lights' some soft-hearted
editor answers 'we will give the
poor fool another chance." After
such an instance of good-natured
pity nothing can be more amusingly
edifying to the easy editor than to
overhear his paper berated as
whiskywashy' and 'slow' wnen, if
the truth, the whole truth and
nothing but the truth were published
concerning the critic or his friends,
a social cyclone would be raised
that would make the town ring with
excitement and a, demand for extras
enough to swell the lean coffers of
the conscientious editor.
Mr. Bryan will be formally noti
fied of his nomination on August
12th, and the notification will take
place at Fairview. In 1896 Mr.
Bryan was notified and made his
address of acceptance at Madison
Square Garden, New York. In
19UO he went to Indianapolis to re
ceive the notification. This time lie
remains at home, and the occasion
will be seized upon to make one of
the greatest democratic demonstra
tions ever held is the west.
FOR SALE ;One log wagon and
five goediyBtiiks. See me at my
famrlstsc' Pond. Will make
gp&cV-r-W. H. Badger, 3t.
fOOR JUDGES OF THEMSELVES
Persons 8m Ablt
Photograph That la
"The man who can pick out tin
'best picture of himself is a rare
bird," said a photographer. "Kvcn
an author, who is reputedly a pool
judge of his own work, oxercisci
vast wisdom in selecting his best
book compared with the person whe
tries to choose hu best photograpl;
Every famous mail or woman who
has been photographed repeatedly
has his favorite picture. Usually it
is the worst of the collection.
shows him with an unnatural ext
pression sitting or standing in an
"The inability to judge of his best
picture must be due to the average
man 8 ignorance as to how he realty
looks ; or perhaps it can be partly at
tnbutcd to a desire to look other
than he does. A etout mait wil
swear that the photograph most
nearly like him is the one that
makes him look thin, a tliki man
the one that makes him look stout
the solemn man selects the jollies!
picture, the jovial man the mos
cadaverous. President Itoosevelt is
about the only man whose favorite
picture is the one most photogra
pliers would pronounce the best, but
then exceptional judgment on his
part is expected all along the line."
QUITE AS BAD.
She But thoy can't prove that you
haven t made your money honestly.
He No. but It will take all I've
made to pay a lawyer to persuade
them I have.
SWALLOWS MADE TROUBLE.
A hatpin used by a pair of swal
lows as the foundation for their nest,
built between two wires, put the en
tire police alarm system of the
suburb of Ballard, Wash., out of
business. , The police alarm wires
from Ballard to headquarters at the
city hall were tested box by box until
the trouble was located. It was dis
covered that difficulty lay between
the box at Fremont and the one next
south. The electricians could find
nothing more serious that a swallow's
Investigation showed that the nest,
which stretched from one wire to an
other, a ..distance of about eight
inches, was built on a hatpin,' which
touched both wires and' short cir
cuited the whole system.
MUSKRATS ATTACK PICKNICKERS
A picnic was broken up by large
rats recently at Lafayette Island,
on the bchuylkill. The 19 youmr
lady members of the club with their
escorts landed on the island in the
morning. All went well until after
noon, when swarms of muskrats be
gan to appeur and soon .every table
held groups of frightened girls.
Miss Gertrude Barnetz, Hiss Alice
Wirnot and Miss Sara Hilaon were
all bitten by the rats. The picnick
ers finally escaped in boats. Phila
Miss Passay (charity visit) I do
Sympathize with you so much, Mrs.
Finnegan, having your husband
come home intoxicated and even
beating you; it's just dreadful.
.Mrs. Finnegan Sure, 'tis. And
I jist sympathize wid you, too, Miaa
Miss Passay Sympathize with
we? What for?
Mrs. Finnegan Not haviu' anny
mau at all comiu' home; 'tis too
bad, so it is. Toledo Blade.
Cascade Flour. If you haven't
tried it yet you haven't had the
best. Call No. 4 C. H. Moore.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Bondurant
returned Saturday morning from a
two and half weeks' trip to Denver,
Colo., the Rocky Mountains and
urges Warfare oh plague
lurswan Qtfttral Wyman Potnta Out
Rapid Spread of TerrIM
The aDDallhur spread of the plagu
fcinw it made its a d Dea ranee in Chi
tin in 1894 is made the subject ef
a report issued by Surgeon General
Wyman at Washington in which
warns the world of the prevalence
this terrible disease. The deatla
India alone last wear numbered
200,000, and from China the infec
tion has spread until now caes arts
found in 53 countries. Dr. wyman
urees an international warfare
against the plague, aud especially
advocates the extermination or rats,
which, with the fleas they carry, are
believed to be the chief cause of the
spread of the disease. Dr. Wyman
recommends that all snip from
plague ports be kept at least a quar
ter of a mile from shore until they
have been freed from rats. There is,
of course, no likelihood that the
ecounre will ever obtain such a foot
hold in America as it has in India,
but at the same time it is a wue
nolicv to use vigorous measured to
keen it out, ban t rancisco s expen-
ence has demonstrated that even m
this country it is uot easily con
HUNGARY'S SCARCITY OF COAL.
The British consul at Budapest
ascribes the recent scarcity of coal
in Hungary to two causes first to
the deficient exploitation of coal
mines, chiefly owing to the lack of
workmen; and, secondly, to the in
idequacy of the arrangements for
the transport of the coal, a defect
which makes itself felt throughout
the whole country. Meanwhile it is
estimated that about 200,000 metric
tons of Cardiff coal had, last year, to
be imported at high" prices into the
country, while Hungarian coal mined
were left, in part, not worked and
thus depnved of the profits which
would have accrued to them had they
been able to supply the quantity of
GIRL'S DESIGN WINS.
At the last meeting of the Bay-
onne Patriotic Monument associa
tion it was announced that the de
sign of Miss Eleanor Eadie for the
proposed soldierr and sauora' monu
ment had been accepted by an unani
mous vote of the committee having
the matter in charge. The monu
ment is to be erected in a conspicu
ous locality in Bayonne aud many
sculptors submitted designs. Miss
Eadie is just 19 and was graduated
from the high school a year ago. Be
yond the circle of her intimate
friends no one ever heard of her
work as a sculptor until her design
was offered in the competition adver
tised by the association.
Tom Well, there's no ulace Ilka
Jerry But that's no excuse for loaf.
Ing there Instead of lookluic for a, uluco.
"For heaven's sake. Excellency.
give me a little more time before
putting the bailiffs in."
"Are you ready to pay 'Something
"Alas I - Excellency, I have noth
ingnothing at all."
"It's clear to me you have not
made the least effort to pay."
"Ah, siguorl Twenty times, at
least, 1 have hidden at the side of
the road with my iniu. but not a-liv
ing soul passed." Qrand Magazine.
Next Monday night the city coun
cil meets. This body can make
itself more popular by ordering a
few more granitoid walks have
the Henderson lot cleaned up-
ordering three arc lights on Clinton
street condemlng a few of the nuis
ances on Junk street putting a lit
tle ginger In the cow ordinance
and appointing a committee to look
Into the matter of putting up tome
WHEN YOU VISIT UNION CITY j
Call and see our Combination HALL RACKS. Something tntrrely raw. J
We pay especial attention to EMBALMING and UNDERTAKING 'and have license f
TO EMBALM IN TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY
CaU u$ day or night. Office Phone 530, Night Phone 22.
LIGON FURNITURE CO.
308 South First St., Union City, Tenn.
r Art it a mi t
Work and Happiness.
God Intends no man to live la this
world without working; but He In
tends every lean to be happy la hla
work. . . . Now la order that peo
ple may be happy la their work, ttttto
three things are needed: They must
be tit for It, they must not do too Much
ot It, and they must have a aetkM of
success la It. J oka Kuskla,
Proofs of OlympU'a Great Age.
Excaratkm carried out la Uo sacred
precinct of Olympla, Greece, sear
the great altar ot Zeus, have resulted
la the discovery of Interesting rest alas
of the neolithic period. Including
houee vessels and Itapleaeats. Thus
It la believed to be evident that Olym
pla was a place of human babltatloa
moru than 3,000 years before Christ.
The girl graduate who carrle off
the honors of her class deserve all
the good things that can be said ot
her. and can afford to laugh at the
bad jokes that are made at her ex
pense. She haa worked hard and
utudled hard, and the hoaora that have
cotno to her are well worth thu win
olng. Baltimore American.
England Adopts French System.
The French gardening methods by
which an acre of ground la made to
yield 12,433 to 32,920 pur annum by
the forcing hot bed process baa been
Introduced In England. Vegetable
are produced all the year and are
forced by a steady temperature of V0
I am aure that If a fairy bade me
choose between the sense of sight and
that of touch I would not part with
the warm, endearing contact of human
bands or tho wealth of form, the uo-
blllty and fullness that press Into luy
palms. Helen Keller, In Country Mag'
Drugstore Wc have alway,
Service claimed that the thor
oughly satisfied customer is the best
advertisement any store can have. We
go perhap's to unusual ends to make peo
ple who trade here always feel that way
about our store, but we have built ujJ
around us a clientele that come to us in
confidence for their every drug store want.
We should be glad to have you ex
perience some of our examples of Good
Drug Store Keeping.
coming to him
Recipe far Plum Duff.
I'lura duff la a aalier'a delicacy.
Rub together one quart ot Hour, oae
half pound of kidney auet chupytd
A Be, oae-hatf pound ot raisins and ee
teupootifut of salt; add oo plat of
water I'trt lu a rag or padding saoid
aad boll three hours.
Statues and Posterity.
How natty atue we shall leave t
future g-eae ratios a! I ItttagMe they
will not be a Htlle embarrassed by
the aumber, aad, aa the glory of meat
celebrities la afcortlhed they will not
be very grateful to w for the lgacy.
Le Petit 1'uriskn.
.What Craaa Widow Means.
No woman need object to be callrd
a "grass widow" oa tho ptaa that It
la disrespectful. Th term la from tho
French grace, the orlgta being "grace
widow" It Is an old and honored
expression aad means widow by
Be a Qentlaman.
"Thou shalt be a gentleman" waa
the amendment to the tea command
ments proposed by President Harris
of Amherst, but If thoy were all kept
perhaps tho amendment would not be
The Philosopher of Kelly.
"There came a time la my life," ad
mits the Philosopher ef Folly, "when
I did not know which way to turn, or
what step to take next, A word froai
my dancing master put me right, how
ever." Cultivating Joy.
in cultivating Joy as one of
fruit or the Spirit, It Is well
form the habit of looking on
bright side of life. Most of us
on our spectacles oaly to look at life's
Young Horse Thief,
Krcd Locke, age 1J, was iutt
from Mayfield to the reform ichou,
Monday. He holds the rectM
for hore-tteaIlHg, having g0tieo
away with Ave animals ami c:.
buggy within the Iaat few vetu
He came here from Arkanuv
The horses are said to have ben
stolen in Kentucky jh4 Mksouti.ttt
last theft being Hear Kail Praint
His parent are dead and ne r.ai
been tramping (or two ve.m. Un
week he was In Fulton ami waigivtt
assistance by Cunty Commliiicrrt
Jai. Wilner, to whom he appeals,
saying he had no money.
GrneScolt, whose home it tj
miles ftotn Guthrie, in Tenneur
is the owuer of one oi the roost rt
raarkable cowt ever seen in (Li
section The cow Is a tbo'ougt,
ored Jersey, 2 tears eld and in htt
stocking feet is exactly J4 1-2 uceii
high. She gives three galkm ci
milk every day, arf except lor hrt
size it as rlne a cow at tne elicit
inhabitant can remember he
weight is about 350 pounds.
The cow now has a calf A w.tki
old which Is 'JO Inches high, atl
gives great promke of growing m
being a big cow some time Tot
Cilf's mother was aired by a Jcnei
bull tclotglg to the late o W
Fort, cf Hampton. Her motbtr
was a cw of average sue u
weighed probably 850 poundt Mr
Scott has refuted ntrerat offeri J
$50 for the cow.
Death at Woodland.
Mrs. M&xelle Burrus, wife ol Dr
Burrus, of Woodland Milts, died it
her home last Thursday nigh
Tuberculosis caused her death, a.-
though she had been to New Mex.
and a number of other places fjr bit
Deceased was about 33 yean t
age, and was a daughter of ia.)
Davis. Her husbanJ and five chil
dren survive her.
The body was laid to rest in M
Zion cemetery Saturday-rooming.
Mrs. Burrus was a most excellent
lady and held in high esteem bv b '
large circle of friends.
Here Is a mystery, according U
Mr. Bryan. He says: "I am not
much of a farmer as somr peopie
claim, but I have observed the
ermelon seed. It has the power oi
drawing from the ground nJ
through itslf 200.000 times t
weight; and when you can tell me
how It takes this material and .ut of
its color forms an outside surface
beyond the imitation of art, and
then forms in it a white rind and
within that again a side of red heart
thickly inlaid with black seeds, each
one of which In turn Is capable of
drawing through Itself 200,000 timet
Its weight when you can explain to
me the mystery of the watermelon,
you can ask me to explain the mys
tery of God."
Joe Wade, a well known furniture
dealer at Fulton, suffered a stroke
of paralysis of the left side Sunday
While he is conscious part of the
time, he is unable to speak. Mr
Wade is 67 years eld and has tfl
in business at Fulteo 40 years. He
may not recover.
Since its establishment the depart
ment of agrieulture has cost tne
United StatM more than $200,000.
It has eivaa eiMlavnuut at different
times to 58,000 exports aud prof"'
sors, and hwuott 17,75 publication"