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Vnlenary of Mendelssohn
Hiiro February 3, 1809
r VI Ml '0C9 marks th
. b annitersarr
i th rf rYlli Men-
f l ' ne ramous tor-
I t " atd rxinlnt. lis
a tebruary S, 1909,
iict t, ' Gsrmany; died at
ill. S: '.nvmbr 4. 1S47.
it ua r a Lrnpr. grandson
:::tr! c h scholar anil ro-
r n r r'. e lir inn rattior
!:.s fl rrnounc the Jtwlsb
ui ... Tr 'Hrto tbi family
b d : ck. 1 1 hit branch from
-irf-t l bers of tbo family.
' tr I r r 'ha latter alto of
, a 4optd tbe Chris
i i, h ldren were bap
b il i: aa Christiana.
it '.t t! Mtndclaiiohn famllr
r s i' 5 r and baullfu),
n . i r gifted. In (he
ti e here msklng for
"f . ' th Individual
r i r - rd bla flrat piano
' a ' t 3 mother, from hla
Ca i ' latent were do-
3 ' s ng of hi Realm,
t tt c' ?' f wohn's lire 1 not
4c!' r pomtjrand Jlercu--ti
tie .omlng obstacles;
ii . a. cr ui accustomed all
' o and rvfluewent
t Me: " j family moved to
f- I i wa ararcely three
J i. a (bin city bl cbll.
i "1 J wer liaised. The
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a -I j tr j their tasks.' During
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tf a Zvlter and btme
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tii A .c ! cf nine ho
k appearance, the
H ..Llnr favor In
! r emured the Hlnga-
' ' r jwg year lis began
-' U- 7 ( ..ruiKJst! To this
L1 lr 10 for uluno and
i r plauo und vlollu,
ptec for tbn or
and a caututa
-tm Ule Men.
a ' j bold musical per
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, . ii direction of
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1 rk. . . . Ul aenKUiion and
1" 2' f. ruviVBi. auc
I, aK ,aPbiiarmon,OCOIl.
In, : opening lth hi C
1 0 h author hlmef
krk tJ, 1 e"iil1on of hi
I . 1 l ' Ife'va.l i.
Le, u mbu.hd tu. nt
book of hla Sone Without Word."
In that rltv to the end h had an en
thuxlaatlc at my of admirer, loved and
wa beloved by the Kncllah public
In all he made ten vliu tnKncland A
aiutrt time before hladeath h Journeyed
tu lindon to conduct a aorU of
Of hi work aa conductor there
aland forth most prominently 'hla din
tlnmilihetl aervlcen while director of
Dm Oewandliaua, Ilpilc In IhU city
of Haxony he wag very much at home,
very happy, hi work much appre
ciated n It waa not ajwny In hip
home city of llerlln. In If. If. the Unl
voralty of I.elpile created him doctor
of phlloaophy. I-Ynm 1R3S to 1S41 ho
roklded In Iilpilt, (be latter year
yielded to the aollcltatlon of the king
of Pruaala to return to Hcrlln. Official
and court Interference attended hi of.
fort In Iter II n, and he finally aked
for liberty to withdraw, and found hla
Way acaln to Ixlptl;, For a brief ea
aorj. he aarred aa' jnuilcal director at
Dutaoldorf conducted at the Lower
Ilhlne fettlvals; In England perform,
an ccs of hi oratorio "KHJah" were
given under hi direction.
MendeUaohn' rootnpoaltlon from
the first were marked by flnlih and
ne&tnea. lie corrected and reviled
with utmoit faitldlouanei. Of the
in an v of work left behind by him only
the brUfftt mention can be given.
The "Mldaumuier Might' Druaui," tbe
overture work of hi youth, itaud as
one of hi U-at production. Ilia Ora
torio, "lilljah" and "at. 1'aul," nro
ruuked a the niont uotable of hla
work. Other notable vocal work
with orchetrtt are the aympbouy enn
tata, "lAbgeang,u the "OutonburK
Cuntata." the ballad "Die Krl Wal
purglinacht," music to the ebonite
Antigone." "Alballo" nud "Audlpu lti
Culyiio" lla was author of much Im
portant church inuilo lu addition
to that mentioned; hi orcbeitrul
worki Include four symphonies and
several concert overtures; tbe cham
ber music includes seven trlng-quar-tut,
a totiuta for violin and plauo, an
octet for itrlng. und various other
works. He wrote for the organ three
preluded and fugues, six sonatas, pre
lude iu 0 minor; tbo piano composi
tions are numerous and distinguished.
Fluency, grace and elegance are con
Idered the chief technical character
istic of his music
Mendelssohn was deeply Interested
In the establishing or a school of
music In Lelpxtg, and lu 1843 saw tills
cherished wish fulfilled, this (he date
of the opening of the Lelpilg conserva
tory. Ho labored unremittingly for
tbo success of tho school, brought to
It not only bis prestige, but a practical
business ability of much value.
Mendelssohn married at tbe age of
23, In hit maniago good fortune still
faithful, young Ceclle Jsanrenaud of
Frankfort, as amtablo and Interesting
as she was beautiful. Hit domestic
life was Idyllic, center of all Ceclle, us
la shown In the letters. Ktye children
were born to the pair,
Overwork and sudden shock are
thought to have been the cause of
his death. Tbo unexpected loss of lUs
father was a great blow; his mother's
end occurred In the same way, sud
denly, and last came word (bat his
sister Fanny, close friend and counsel
or, had been stricken while conducting
a rehearsal of her Utile chntr. Felix
never recovered from the shock of
Fanny's death, a few month later
death coming to htm. He was laid to
rest In the Alte Drelfaltlgkelts Klrcbof
la Uerllu, bis resting place marked by
KJiTtusjuNM form, i.
Will Build Warehouse.
For a consideration of $500, the
Hickman Hardware Co, has purchas
ed the lot between (he Price House
and the Henderson corner, and are
now grading preparatory to erecting
a warehouie. The building will be
Iron-clad, 33x99 feet and will have
a concrete wall on the north. Since
the Henderson building burned, this
big concern has been greatly handi
capped in the matter of itoragr
room. The lot was purchased from
parties in Florida.
"Ben Htir" at the Lyrjc Friday
night- You will miss quite a treat
if you don't see it. This play has
a run of several weeks in all the
large cities, and crowds are turned
away every night. You see it in
Hickman for five and ten cents.
See "Ben Hur" at the Lyric to.
Destroyed by Fire. .
The five-room residence of B, F.
Mayers, In East Hickman Addition,
was totally destroyed by fire yesler.
day morning about 10 o'clock, to
gelher with a large part of the con
tents. The fire was first noticed by
neighbors, a small blaze coming
through th: roof over the sitting
room, supposed to have started from
a defective flue.
An alarm was turned in, but
owing to the iacl this property is
outside the city limits, no water
could be had, and the building was
at the mercy of the flames.
Fart of the furniture was saved,
but the loss on this item will amount
to more than the Insurance $300.
Mr. Mayers also carried $500 on
the building, but will lose about $300
or $400 on it.
Mr. Mayers will rebuild in a short
E. R. Ellison's
NEW CASH STORE
will open at 9 o'clock,
Saturday," Jan. 30th ! I
NEW STOCK OF DRY GOODS,
"3 Notions, Novelties, Men's Furnishings, House Fur
nishings and many Special lots of
merchandise offered in this
at prices you will be very much sur
prised to buy them at.
In consideration of the extremely low prices we make on
all kinds of good merchandise, we must iosist on having SPOT
CASH with every purchase, as these low prices would be im
possible if any part of our sales were carried on account.
We think, when you see the goods, you will be as well
pleased to buy for cash as we will be to sell them.
Your visit to the
of our store, we are sure, will be a genuine treat, as we have on
3 display In that section an attractive assortment of new goods,
a every item a rare bargain such as we have never seen in this
to come and see us and get acquainted, stay as long as you like,
whether you buy or not, you are welcome.
A Salt Farm.
One of the strangest farms in the
world is situated .in Southern Cali
fornia, 2CS feet below the level of
the sea. The place is known as
Salton. It Is a salt farm of about
1 .000 acres. Here the salt lies as
deposited by nature, from six to
sixteen inches in depth. The salt
farmers are busy harvesting this
crop the year round, and although
the harvest has continued for over
twenty years, during which time
more than 40,000 tons of salt have
been harvested, only ten of the 1,000
acres of the farm have been worked.
The salt is first plowed up into fur
rows ; it is then thrown into conical
piles by men with barrows, after
which it is taken to the reduction
works near by, and put into market
able condition. The work is done
by Mexicans and Chinese, the in
tense heat beiug more than Amerl
cans can endure.
Married Last NUjht.
Miss Mattie Bushart, of West
Hickman, daughter of N. J. Bus
hart, deceased, was married at the
home of M. L. Bushat last night, at
i o'clock, to Lewis Easley, of Nash
ville, by Rev. L. M. Blaney.
The wedding was quite a surprise.
Mr. Easley is a baggageman on
the N. C. & St. L., running between
Nashville and Chattanooga.
The bride and groom left at 10 130
for Nashville where they will make
their future home.
They have our best wishes.
Statements are out to the creditors
of the McDowell-Franklin company of
this city, to the effect that the com
pany has agreed by mutual consent
to disolve and that this step will be
taken In the near future. The firm
has been one of the most prominent
In the city for the past several
years. Fulton Leader.
C. L. Walker went to Cairo Wed
nesday night ou business.
One of the most enjoyable affairs
of the week was the reception given
'Wednesday afternoon by Mrs. D. B,
Wilson and Mrs. Finlay Randle, at
the latter's home. Progressive raf-
itles was played, there being ten
tables, and much Interest and en-
thuslasm'manifested in tbe games.
Red carnations were presented the
guests as favors. An ice and salad
course alid salted nuts were served,
Misses Lillian Leach and Mabel
Wilson assisting in the serving.
Mrs, Rob Helm, of Helm, Miss.,
and Miss Lillian Leach, of Wingo,
were but of town guests.
Lyric tomorrow night, "Ben
J. A. Moore and J. T. Stephens
went to the Lake Tuesday afternoon
for a few days' duck shooting.
May not make a house but it it the
making of a house and tho man whose
house is painted
With B. P. S. Paints
has confidence in its withstanding the
Elements, besides being a pleasure to
B. P. S. Paints are sold at
HELM & ELLISOIST
Ten For Acquittal.
The trial of Ed Marshall, a con
fessed night rider and prominent and
well-to-do Obion county farmer,
came to an end today with a hung
jury io for acquittal and 2 for
murder in the second degree,
Marshall was charged with com
plicity in the killing of Capt. Ran
kin, at Walnut Log, last fall. He
said under oath that he made a tear
ful appeal to the night riders not to
kill Rankin, while E. Rogers and D.
Hicks, two of the witnesses say he
Will Clois and wife have a baby
at their house. Congratulations.
Miss Mildred McGehee spent Sun
day with her friend, Mrs. Harry
Sublett, at Clinton.
Dan Davis and Will McGehee at
tended the night rider trial at Un
ion City, Wednesday.
Mrs. George Johnson and daugh
ter, Miss Bessie, of Caycc, spent
the day with Mrs. Walter Crostic,
Jno. R. Lunsford and wife and
little Harvey, spent Saturday night
with their parents, Jack McClellan
Whooping cough has invaded our
community. Mr. and Mrs. A. Fields'
baby has it, and also the children of
Will Fields and wife.
Green Adams and wife have re
turned from Martin, Tenn., where
they have been attending the bed
side of their sister, Miss Ellen
Adams, who has been seriously ill
The remains ot Aunt Emily John
son as she was affectionately called,
were laid to rest in the family burial
ground, Sunday afternoon. Thus
passes away one of Fulton county's
old land-marks. She was the wife
of William Johnson, whom she sur
vived many years, and the mother
of Messrs. Jerry, Herschell and Sam
Johnson, all of Cayce, a Mrs. Rus
sell, of Fulton and P. Johnson, of
Union City. Deceased was ninety
two years old.
WRINKLES AND BEAUTY.
"ItnUatlon on tho faca of If tho
other gtrl'a complexion.
An old fashion Is old, but an ancient
fashion Is always modern.
A woman's smile must cover a mul
titude of sins, for (hat's all Eve won
Auy woman will adopt the latest
wrlukles to effuco them.
To preserve your complexion keep
It lu a cold place securely corked.
The average woman would rather
own to a "double life" than double
"A pluguo ou my lover1 Jealousy!"
cried the pretty shop girl. "Why
wasu't I horn plain, like the society
Cau we trust the sincerity of those
people who "make up" their minds?
Tbrow worry to the winds. The
next hreeie will waft It back to you.
A California peach under pink mos
quito netting that Is painting the
The Southern Insurance Co., a
fire insurance company doing an ex
tensive business in Kentucky, went
into the hands of a receiver this
Walter Thomas, who has been vis
iting his sister, Mrs. B. Parham, re
turned to his home in Sharron,
Aged Lady Dies at Cayce.
Mr. Emma Johnson, one of the
pioneers of Fulton county, died at
the home of her son, Heschell John
son, last Saturday.
Deceased was ninety-two years ot
age, and had resided in this section
the greater part of her life. For
many months she had been in de
clining health, largely due to the
infirmities of her advanced age, and
her death was hardly unexpected.
As one of the oldest residents,
Mrs. Johnson was known to & number
of our people. Her life was an ex
ample of noble Christian womanhood,
therefore needs no eulogy in this
Funeral services were held at the
home of Herschell Johnson Sunday
afternoon, burial taking place at the
family cemetery, at the old home
place two miles west of Cayce.
The last sad rites were attended by
a large concource of friends and
relatives, among whom were great
Whether there are other children
besides Arthur Johnson, of Paducah,
and Herschell Johnson, of Cayce,
wr do not know. Herschell will be
remembered by most of the people
of Fulton county as having made the
race for sheriff in the recent cam
The Courier extends sympathy to
the many relatives.
The Law and Order League will
meet in regular session next Friday
evening, at 7 :30, at the court house.
A full attendance is desired, as busi
ness of importance is to be attended
The ladies, are earnestly request
ed to be present, also.
J. W. Cowgtll, President.
The new Steamer H. W. Buttorff,
put in commission by the wholesale
merchants, of Memphis, put into
port at Hickman last week on her
initial trip. This boat will run
from Memphis to Cairo, weekly.
She is In charge of Capt. J;sse
Irwin, for many years in the Lee
Line service, who is an experienced
river man. The Buttorff line Is the
result of alleged high rates the Lee
Line is charging, which the whole
sale men of Memphis clai.ns was de
trimental to their business. And
this theory is plausible, since the
Lee Line, has had a monopoly of (he
river business between these points
for some time. Evan Faris is (he
agent at this place for the new line.
Farmers May Pool.
The court of appeals at Frankfort,
today, construed the pooling act as
passed by the 1906 general assembly
to mean that farmers may pool crops
to obtain higher prices but manu
facturers, trusts and combines may
not unite to enhance the price of
their products beyond its real value.
The case at issue was the com
monwealth against the International
Harvester Company on appeal from
Hardin circuit court. The lower
court sustained the demurrer to the
Indictment brought against the har
vester company on the ground that
the indictment failed to state that
the harvester company had enhanced
the value of the machinery above its
The defense of the company was
that the anti-trust act of 1890 was
repealed by the act of 1906. The
two acts were not in conflict, but the
company goes free on the construc
tion of the Indictment.