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THE HICKMAN COURIER
Ctnn Wntin KMtacky U Bi"
W. O. SFXIK And J. 0. SEXTON,
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CASK IN ADVANCE.
BoWr4 At Dm Hletaftt), Kentucky,
puatofflc m ooDil-clm mall matter.
, HOY. 26. 1
Ayers Elected Chairman.
The Fulton Comity Democratic
Committee met in Hickman. Mon
day afternoon, to select a chairman
and secretary. The recent election
made some ckanges in the commit
tee, which is now as follows :
East Fulton, Mack Roach. .
West Fulton, Dr. J. M. Alexaider.
Lodgeton, Jr W. Thomas.
Cayce, W. B. McGehee.
State Line, T. A. Prather, Jr. '
East Hickman, Jno. T. Dillon.
Old Hickman, C. G. Schlenker.
"West Hickman, A. S. Barkett.
Sassafras Ridg, Coop Bradshaw.
Madrid Bend, J. C. Hawkins.
Chairsaan G. L. Carpenter called
the meeting to order. When Secre
tary Dillon called the roll three com
mitteemen were absent. Sassafras
Ridge was not represented. West
Fulton and Madrid Bend were repre
sented, by proxy Mack Roach.
Election of chairman being in or
der, Roach nominated Mott Ayers,
and Schlenker placed in nomination
the name of S. L. Dodds. Ayers
received five of the nine votes cast,
namely .East and West Fulton,
Cayce, Lodgeton and Madrid Bend.
Dodds received the three Hickman
votes'and one from State Line. R.
S. Murphy, of Fulton, was elected
secretary by a like vote over Jno.
Dillon, the retiring secretary.
Comment on this proceeding is
hardly necessary. Folks acquaint
ed with Fulton county politics - will
form thsir own conclusions. We
know what to expect when the lion
and the lamb gambols together on
the green fields of harmony ; when
the love feast is of the spider and fly
variety. But Rip Van Winkle pays
for his sleep by finding many changes
in the old political village ; Aaron's
rod has changed, slightly, too.
That little gauze mask of good fel
lowship doesn't conceal the caucus
profile. There are too many "jok
ers" in the pack lots of politics and
If anyone deserves sympathy it is
the Hickmanite who is toting the
Ayers hod, expecting to get his pay
"a little later." Mott is taking
him on a snipe hunt. Carrying wat
er for the elephant is paying dear
In short, it looks like local Democ
racy is on the wane. It is hard up ;
yea. it is getting on the bum.
The Hickman Independent Home
Telephone Company received their
first consignment of construction
material this week. This was a car
of cedar poles. Other material is
arriving, and work will be pushed as
rapidly as possible.
Allen Davis, mamager, spent a
hours soliciting, Saturday and raised
something over SI, 200.
One hundred and thirty years is
the age of Sallie Jordan an old color
ed woman of New Madrid who spent
several days here "recently, visiting
her former home. She is perhaps
tbeldest living person in this sec
tion of the country and carries her
age remarkably well. Her sight
and hearing are both good, and she
talks intelligently of events 75 and
100 years In the past. She was
born near. Nashville, Tenn., and re
members many things about An
drew Jackson. At one time she
worked for W. W. Corbet, when he
lived at New .Madrid, and about ten
years ago she picked 114 pounds of
cotton in one day. Pemiscot Press.
Tinware', glassware, hardware,
cooking utensils, efs., at Betters
worth & Pialher'R.
S. W. Goflger and family left Sat
urday for Amorel, Ark., to spend
- -OUR spiiul ollort this Benson in the direction (if Oiikhnal mid Nkw
Fkati'kkM 1ms mot with most gratifying succosa, and wo .shall devm it a priv
ilege to show you n very extensive assortment of Holiday Goods that nrq na
Nkw ns thoy nro Pi.kasinu and AiM'itoi'iMATK.
We Invite Your Attention to
The LATEST and BEST!
Throughout our stock are thousands of choice and de
sirable gifts from the finest to the most inexpensive, yet
all grades are the best of their kind; and the price is reg
ulate by the true value of the article.
5uvo Bi Stores
' Containing Mammoth Stocks Insures Variety I
Tho Stock is now on display. We enn pIonHo old nnd young.
A critical examination of our stock of Holiday Goods will convince you
that our lino is unequalled in merit or price in West Tennessee or Kentucky.
Berendes & Co.
The Christmas Store, Hickman, Ky.
ALL ! &UH 1
Celebrate Wedding Anniversary,
The reception given. Friday even
ing by Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Johnson
to their many friends in honbr of the
twen-tyfifth anniversary of their
wedding was one of success and en
joyment, Mrs. Johnson was assist
ed in receiving by Mrs. Clara Cow
gill, and as the guests arrived, they
registered in a marriage book, which
was under Miss Jessie Outten'scare.
The rooms were decorated In ivy
and white chrysanthemum!, and
lighted with many candles. The
dining room table was decorated
with flowers, and a large pyramid
of glass, lighted with twenty five
candles, making a beautiful effect.
A contest "Hidden Cities", was a
feature of much interest and merri
ment, and a draw was made for the
prizes. The ladies prize, a pretty
souvenir spoon, was won by Mrs.
Cowgill, and the gehtleman's prize,
a siver hat brush, by W. A. Johnston.
A, two course menu, consisting of
salads, sherbert, fruit cake, coffee,
-and kisses, wrapped in silver paper,
was served. The evening was great
ly enjoyed and declared so by the
many well wishes, and pleasant
words given at departing, their
many friends wishing them many
more such happy years of wedded
bliss. They received a large"-num-b'er
of handsome silver presents. Or.
Cowan, Mrs. Johnson's father, of
Tullahoma, Tenn., was present.'
The Reverend French E. Oliver,
of low?, thinks William Jennings
Bryan should become an evangelist,
for in that field he thinks he could be
come a power for good, and on ac
count Qf his eloquence and oratory
the minister says Bryan would be
equal to the Apostle Paul. .Rev.
Oliver further says, "I am firmly
convinced that one ambassador of
Christ of Mr. Bryan's caliber Is
worth more to this nation 'than 10,.
Two big stores filled with Christ
mas. goods. Berendes.
J. H. Pickett, of Hickman, was
Jno. Bryant went to Medley last
Friday, on business.
Mrs. T. L. White and children
were the guests of Mrs. Joella Dick,
Sam Lee and wife, of Medley, at
tended services at Locust Grove,
Snell Lawrence, of Jackson, was
here visiting bis aunt, Mrs. J. 0.
King, last week.
Pearl King was the guest of Mrs.
Sam Lee, of Medley, last Saturday
and Saturday night. .
Mrs. Dick Bryant and her sister,
of East Prairie, were guests of Mrs.
o!hanjus last week.
Rev. Gray, a Christian preacher,
of Columbus, preached an interest
ing sermon Sunday, also Sunday
A. J. Greenville, who purchased
the W. L. Johnson saw mill, after
some repairing is now running the
The Hickman ferry is doing a
railroad" business now, ferrying
corn and cotton. Mr. Hojcorabe is
both courteous and accommodating
to his customers. If an article is lost
on the boat he is ready to replace
Eat at Perry's
Fire May Conceal Murder.
About 2 130 Monday morning fire
was discovered in the big mercantile
establishment of Marshall, Harrison
& Co., at Morehouse, and had at
tained such headway that nothing
could be done to check the flames,
which spread to adjacent property,
consuming the Iron Mountain depot,
the Morehouse Drue Co's store, the
Telephone exchange and post office,
and the Forest Brick Hotel, which
contained the Bank of Morehouse.
The loss will aggregate $75,000
with possibly $50,000 insurance,
The origin of the fire it unknown.
W. P. Holcomb, who slept In the
store, was Incinerated in the build
ing, and will not be able to give
any information. It is feared that
he was killed by robbers, and that
the position of his body indjeates
this. The store, hotel and other
buildings will be replaced by brick,
In the near furture, it Is thought.
The hotel was one of the finest In
Southeast Missouri and completed
a few months ago, and cost furnished
about $40,000. Charleston Courier.
Percy Jones' Cafe Is sporting a
new electric sign. The sign was
built by N, K. Neighbors and is a
beauty. Since we have not been
able to get arc lights for even Clin
ton street, It would be a good idea
for the merchants to Install a sign
like Mr. Jones'.
Christmas Candjes fresh from liuyler's fac
tory will be here Dec. 5. In I, 2, 3, anrf
5 pound fancy boxes. Order now,
Cowgill's Drug More, incorporated.
Order the Courier today.
Let's have more hitch-racks.
Gasoline at the Courier Office.
Quaker oats 2 big boxes for 25c.
Jim Thomas, of Lodgton, was
K-v-r Krisp Cakes and Crackers
nt C. H. Moore's.
Choice tomatoes, 10c a can. Bel
tersworth & Prather.
0. I. Wicgs has relurned from a
business trip in llllonii.
Billle Gibbs, of Union City, was
here Monday on business.
John Semones and a few friends
were here Sunday in their auto.
Five gallons White Rose gasoline
$1, at Courier office. Its pure.
Mrs. Bob Salmon has returned
from a visit to relatives at Fulton,
Leave your laundry at Ellison
"Bros. Laundry shipped every week.
The Courier and the weekly Commercial-Appeal
one year for $1 25.
Miss Marietta Faulks, of Dor em,
Mo., spent Saturday and Sunday
Undecided what to give (or Christ
mas? Let Berendes help you de
Rodney Eaker has returned from
a visit to relatives In Memphis and
The Embroidery Club will be en
tertained Friday afternoon by Mrs
J. T. Stephens.
John Kearby, of near Crutchfield,
visited some of his old boy friends
here last week.
Miss Marie Brevard returned
Tuesday from a short visit to friends
in Columbus, Ky.
Mrs. J. W. Rogers and Miss Nell
Rogers spent Sunday at Woodland
with Mrs. Roy Clark.
Misses Charlotte Hubbard and
Dottie Davidson are expected home
this week from school.
FOR SALE Thoroughbred Duroc
Male, four months old. W. C. Bal
low', Route 1, Hickman. Jtp
Short order lunches just what
you feel like you want served at
any hour at Perry's restaurant.
Let us show you the roost complete
coal oil can ever made j no waste, no
danger. Bettersworth it Prather.
Nlmrod Walker, of Louisville, is
here for a few weeks measuring lum
ber for the Mengel Box Company.
'Mrs. Elmo Reeves and little
daughter, of New Madrid, Mo., are
the guests of E. E. Reeves and
Mrs. A. A. Faris and baby have
returned from an extended visit to
her father, Mr. Robblns and family
of point Pleasant, Mo.
If you get a sample copy of the
Courier, it is an invitation to sub
scribe. The Courier and Commercial-Appeal
a year for SI. 25.
Only a short time remains for
the Christmas shopper to make
selections. Berendes Invites you to
call and see their lines. Its a good
one. Prices right stock new and
Friday evening, Mrs. C. P.
Shumate entertained a few friends
at progressive Five Hundred, There
were two tables and much interest
and enthusiasm manifested in the
games, A salad course was served.
Friday afternoon, from 2 :30 to 5
o'clock, Mrs. C. P. Shumate was
the hostess of the Embroidery Club.
As usual, they had a charming af
ternoon. . Mrs.H. Buchanan and
her visitors, Mrs. Wienges and
Mrs. Moore, of New Jersey, Mrs.
C. G. Schlenker, and Mrs. L. P.
Ellison were guests. A salad course
Word has reached here of the
death of Mrs. Ruth Fuller, having
died on Tuesday of last week, at
the home of her sister, Miss Mollie
Reld, near Lewisport, Ky. Mrs.
Fuller Jives on Sassafras Ridge and
was there on a visit. She had been
In fral4health for a Ipng time. She
was seventy three years old. She
leaves several grand children.
The cigars we offer for Holidir.
Ivlnimr NfYP II,. ...,.
ioke-smith writ nh.,i .i
same popular br.m.u ....
heavily to particular smokers in
r around. Your cigr gift, ,m
warmly welcomed, ,( lecu .
Th. nnlw I-.
fancy Gift Boxes in ,,.
packed, and they're Leajtiet,
Helm & Ellison
The Fight in Kentucky
The story of the UfM uj. kr
the Democrats in Kenu mi,
like It came out of a ct ivi
Without a dollar the De.r... ti, ti
one of the best orcar.i -t w.
state ever saw.
They actually j, i ut tut
enough money to buy pcttage tUcpt
wnn wrticn to commumca'e ahtlt
voters. Therefore, anther pl
had to be adopted. In ea h ccatir
a campaign chairman Wit Ibtrjnltl
and he .named three workers a ti&
precinct In the county lhatrnuj
Johnson managed to tete eucji
money to buy sufficiect iusji
to write personally to en a cf ibex
three mon In every prr .r. h
these letters he instructeJ esd cu
to select three men to u sci
him at the polls on election C.j u
visit personally Democrat veil a
faith and also tndepecJer.t M
doubtful Republican oteri Ttes
these twelve were imtu.tcJ bitt
that two men in each pre..! tt
selected to have vehicles at eiA
polling place to convey the 'Li,
the halt and the lame' t j p.a
Whenever anyone of the:? . :tn
said he would need seme ccr.tyU
expenses, Chairman Jot-:i c&
munlcated with the cbi.rcn ail
told him to see that another nia a
named, as the Democrats fciJ m
money, and anything dx.e Ij ui
Democrat would have t- be erf of
UaWIUUJIJl 4IIU UCYUllLil U U.tptilJ
As a result In every :'iag pt
cint in Kentucky, the Deoxnis
nau an organisation ls r.ncn
earnest, enthusiastic ar.J harJ Til
ing men, spurred only ty a dewtia
to party principles. The Democn!-
Ic organization cost only the cxt;
spent In postage stamps n rkiti,
and Chairman Johnson says Si-
diers never showed more ttu p
riotlsm and fidelity to Jjty thiatit
members of the Derr.3trat. rUJ
qrpanization did Tuesdrfy
oney to Loan.
I can make farm loam ia Fn!u
couhlv. Kv.. at the rate cf I Jf
cent per annum on hrit i ut is?1
..i rn.:n N-,i r-Mf till
u (aiming iu. '
half Ihr raih value of a Ut8 ri
ln.in!. Lnam male fof W
...or. -iiv. n, u i in I -rrotci
' . ' r .! f-J
paying same auer iwo yean -
(lrjirrn at interval! til "
from date of loan. ,JU,,
Ion City, Tenn.
Thi. 1.rlnn of it DeCOC
governor of Indiana na -ir..-
tHarlt of relat ves ol t "
Governor William Goel- ,oim"
I.. in hn. Wm. S. T;ul t return
to Kentucky to stand (r.al lot
i n T.nljf
i ..-hi ... it i larJrtC
UCCII U lUKIIIVC MI'faG -
... -,t he
eu protection uum -
Coventors of Indiana
C. L. Walker and J A
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WI1I in I .IllllmVlllC 111) "
n.c. for lh Manuel 1' 5 . Plt''
rresn tor uic
blppl u until " t ,,i II
if Vtaliookjroururilf & " ,u
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