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THE HICKMAN COURIER.
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HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1009.
WHOLE HO. 2489
ESTABLISHED IK THE TEAR ISM
qitiTti 4 4J rffflm thtt FulIS thB CmmBIctal Wagon up the Hill at Succbss. The Courier has a Spankin' Good Team. Grease the Rxlea of Your Wagon, Old Man, and Let's Hitch Up
rT . I Oi the Streets
n,e New Cash Store.
Tbiaki for the warm weather.
REX Kiiigrf all cool drinks
0,-1 Ur.e Molanei at uetteri-
Ltb & Pratber'a.
pfy Ih:t&hate hlli the spot.
kli i. r it at Cwgill'i.
The C:-fier can find a buyer for
xt ttxl estate ace ui.
c A Wae.of Union City, wai
Lt on Us.ntss, yeiterday.
A M..;icnite Cowboy" at the
Line, Fr.Jay night, Feb. 12.
Win Lan Brown it visiting re
hires it S'ate Lioe thli week.
Cirl ScSmiut and wife ipent Sun-
jr v.tn t r.wn -ny
Rett DwJg.at, of Memphis, ii
it guest i f H H. Green and fami-
See ci Lt that new lummer suit.
bisect c-r camples eany. tnrei-
l:U & SchraiJt
The beit cdfee In the world for
lOcipv-rJ, we can prove it.
S. N Sweeney attended the annual
tttL-g cf the Masonic Grand Ixxlg.
l;Ter.:ttte m Nashville last week.
It it repotted that the John A.
:zi run n to the bank at Colum-
Lt, Ky , ar.J sunk several barges
Mas Mamn, who has been the
Lett of Misses Laura and Marine
rswn, left for Columbus, Grit of
U week to visit friends.
The (jwbeat Oakland, which past
il here last week, on her way to
Few Orleans, is reported to have
Ut three barges of coal last Fri
ll)' at Arkansas City.
Mrs, S. N Sweeney reopened her
pool atGraves School house Mon-
ir Th.s school has been closed
tr sorce lime on account of the ill
in of Mrs Sweeney.
One Isw price, the same to every-
Jy spot cash, the same from
ftryene These methods at the
few Can Store make it pclM to
fU good g::ds at bargain prices.
What atc.it the new railroad?
ft ihc-JJ not let this new Improve-
Mat go by default, when the rail-
F people are so anxious to build
i Hickcar. Let's do something,
IH Dav.s, of Arkansas, In a two
p speech before the United States
rate icoreJ public graferi, gam-
fi ana me rich octopuses that are
MDingihe people, He also said
m our country now facing a $150,-
ww derm m the treasurv and
salaries cf the high government
-aaiiDeing raised to more closelv
-Hate royalty it is time the peonle
"et3lhng a halt and correctine
Re evils that are now confronting
mil-" Bud,,ey Slock Co'.
M-St Valentine', Day.
20- Mi.. .
Mir. 9 J r..
MminVter, j .nt,on at a,Dton
fuMitl, ani Hickman
REV. A. W. MANN CARRIES CHEER
Prcachtt with Flying Finger Holds
Largt Audltneea Entranced by
Hit Manual Expounding of
Cloveland, O. Ilnv. Atiatln W Mann
la the moat Interaatlni; mlialonary In
th world to-day. HI work la with tba
deaf-mute of th United Hlatei. Kor
over 10 yeara thla silent, conscientious
ICplicopal tiilnlater ha been about the
Unltad Stale, carrylnc with liltn cheor
and hoio to the deaf-mutes of thla
It la a atraniee sight to ifo a minister
stand In tha pulpit delivering Ms mem
ain to a congregation who look up at
hlra with rapt attention, yet during tho
entire service no word or sound la
heard. With fast flying fliiKera he
hrinaa the sam mciiaee of Christian
service aa do the other more fortunate
tslnlatera. Certain lt la that no
apeaker receive more rapt attention
than does Itev. Austin Mann, Those
people ho underatand the at en Inn
Ruace state that his talks are vitally
Interesting and highly pollahed ora
Mr. Mana waa the first deaf-mute
orJalmd wett of the Allethenles, and
the aocond alnce apostojlc days. On
January 26, 1877, he waa ordained to
the ministry of the Kplscopal church
by IJIshop Ilodell at Cleveland, which
city Is now hla headquarters. The only
deaf-mute mlalaUr ordained before Mr.
Menu died so bio yeara io, so that
now he la dean of the deaf muto clergy
of America, and the oldest deaf-mute
clergyman la tho world, lu fact, there
are but nine of these "silent ministers"
In the world.
Mr. Mann has founded "silent mis
sions" In all the large cities of the
middle west. In 1186 he held the first
service according to the prayer book
of tha Episcopal church, on th Pacific
coast, Saa Francisco. He haa also
spoken In New Orleana and the large
eastern cltUs. Oealdea thla, he haa
apoken la Canada aad Great Britain,
and haa repreaented the church's ml
alon to deaf-mutea at many conven
tion. During hla mlnlatry of 35 years
he has traveled more than 1,000.000
asllsa to preach la the sign language
to hi sffllclcd parishioner.
This "man of alienee" was born at
Pendleton, Ind., December IS, 1841. Up
to the age of fire yeara he could hear
and apeak perfectly, and waa in nor
mal health, but at this tender age scar
let fever destroyed bis hearing and
left htm so lame that alnce that tlmo
he has suffered Intense pain at every
at p. He waa educated at the Indiana.
Institution for daf-mutae, In Indianap
olis, and later waa on the teaching
staff of the Michigan Deal-Mute achool
Hla regular Sunday services and he
geta around to each na often na may
be Include parishes In Detroit, Grand
Ilaplds, Kalamaioo, Chicago, Indianap
olis, Ioulivlllo, Cincinnati, Dayton,
(Jolumbua, Toledo, Youngstown and, of
course, his home city.
Ho serves smaller parishes on weuk
daya, going all the time. He haa held
more than 6,000 services, has ornclatod
In 438 parishes, and hla baptisms to
date number 1,014, The list of hla ac
tivities abroad Include London, Glas
gow, Belfast, Dublin and Cork, and
every atate and territory In America
has had the benefit of hla helpful pres.
Small wonder the bishops of Oblo
look upon this traveling missionary
with regard and affection.
IttiV. A. S. Lloyd, secretary of the
board of mUalons, saya of the work of
thla noblo missionary to tho deaf
mutes: "I am sure that Her. Mr. Mann's
work, apart from the astonishing devo
tion that has marked It, deserves
everything In reason that he can aak
of the church. I do not believe any
body can measure the Influence that
allent old man has exerted on men's
liver, as they have seen him going up
snd down In the church, fulfilling his
day's work. I have nover come In con
tact with hlra without feeling ashamed
that I should ever have objected to
anything that befell me In the day's
work; and I hare no doubt that my
feeling has been experienced by a mul
titude of others."
Helm & Ellison.
Card of Thanks.
The ladles of the Episcopal church
hereby express their appreciation
and thanks for the liberal patronage
given their entertainment on Tues
day night, by the good people of
this city and community.
New line of samples for spring
and summer suits just received.
Prettiest you ever saw. Threlkeld
r"' ' . , -'-ir- f s,t argues Vu' a
Above I shown a serle of picture Illustrating the preparation of anti
plague serum In India, The serum which offers protection against plague was
discovered by Mr. Haffklne. Already many have been Inoculated with It, and
It Is claimed that It has done more than any other remedy towards the eradi
cation of the disease. The serum la a dead serum, and includes the plague
bacillus, which Is carefully Isolated, tended and nourished for a certain peri
od, and then killed and placed with a certain percentage of carbolic acid In
hermetically sealed glasa bottles. 1. A bottle containing plague-germs In the
broth In which they are cultivated. 2. Decanting the serum Into the bottles.
3. Where plague-germs are brewed that plague may be defied; Incubating the
germs In the specially prepared broth In the Incubating room. 4. Killing and
carbollxlng the orms. 5. Phlala of the eerum.
VUltlnir rnrils nml oclptjr stationery
a ipoelaljr prliitlnirorriiitravlnit-TA Courltr
The Coming Revival.
Plans have already been made for
the R,v. G. A. Kllen to come to
Hickman just as soon as he closes
out the great meeting he is now con
ducting at Fulton.
Perhaps It will be a week or ten
days before he can begin here. It
is Rev. Klien's desire to have a
Union Meeting, and we believe this
will meet with the approval of the
good people here,
And this will serve as a call and
also an invitation to all of the
churches of the city ,to unite in the
coming revival. Let us all come
together and have a great meeting.
Rev. Kllen has had wonderful suc
cess wherever he has gone. About
one Hundred conversons nave al
ready been reported at Fulton.
Candidate for Magistrate.
A. H. Leet, our popular dairy
man, authorizes the Courier to an
nounce htm as a candidate tor
Magistrate from the Hickman, or
Third Magisterial District, sub
ject to the action of the Democratic
voters, at the coming general" elec
tion. Mr. Leet is too well known to the
people of this district to need any
introduction, and his qualifications
for the office are more than adquate.
Taken all around, we don't know of
a better man for the place, and feel
sure there could be no mistake made
In giving him the office he seeks at
Feb. 11-12-1 J, Opera Hoase.
Would Revive River Traffic.
Capt. L. S. Flatau, who navigated
the Mississippi river in the early 60s,
has a plan which he believes might
restore the once great traffic cn the
river and make St. Louis the leading
commercial center of this continent.
He proposes to construct a steel
transport steamer with modern im
provements and appliance and a car
rying capacity of 5,000 tons on 4 1-2
feet of water. His steamer, he says
would be 450 feet long, 55 feet floor
and beam; smoothing iron model,
with square knuckle, stern wheel,
four 42-lnch 45 foot five-flue boilers,
a 35-foot shaft, 24-Inch cylinders,
9-foot stroke, with a hold 5 feet In
the clear, 6 feet forward and rake
and a proportionate rake aft.
Such a boat, he says, could be
built' at the present cost of steel for
$189,000, and would be able to car
ry freight at a cost that would en
able it to compete with the railroads
and would be able to pay for itself
in two seasons as an excursion boat.
Sunday School every Sunday even
ing at 2 o'clock, and preaching by
Rev. J. W. Waters, every Thurs
day night at 7 o'clock.
The length of a woman's hatpin
has been fixed by legislation in Ore
gon. Why not fix the length of the
hat itself that now worn to
Col. John R. Allen, of Lexington,
Is an avowed "receptive" candidate
for governor in 1911.
FAMOUS GAVE FOUND
PLACE OF GREAT BEAUTY LO
CATED IN ENGLISH WILDS.
Cavern In Heart of Mountain Rock
8urface Coated with Splendid
Deposit of Calclte In All
London. Interesting explorations
have been mado In tho roof of the
Fcak cavern at Castleton by members
of the Derbyshire Pennine club.
Wooden ladders wero spliced to
gether to a length of 40 feet and then
ewung to the roof by means of ropes
nttnehed to a tall scaffold pole. The
top of the ladder rested on the edge
of a small shelf a few Inches wide,
above which Is a vertical crock ten
feet high. In this a short wooden lad
der, resting on one foot, waa placed
sideways. It was very awkward to
get up tho short upper ladder, for If a
man went well Into the Assure ho got
stuck, and when he came further out
there was some danger of the ladder
tilting. A slip would have Involved a
sheer drop of 30 feet on solid rock.
The hole In the roof la about ten
feet long and 'four feet wide In the
middle. It has curved sides and point
ed ends, the southern one being where
the long ladder rested.
This hole show the section of a As
sure, the bottom portions having been
swept away by the action of water
which formed the enormous arch at
the entrance to the cavern. Tho pur
pose of the exploration was to follow
this fissure back Into the heart of the
hill, and very remarkable lt proved to
From the edge of the opening tho
floor of the fissure, covered with loose
screes, slopes up steeply In a souther
ly direction to a curious formation like
a ruined spiral staircase with Its steps
worn away. Tho explorers scrambled
up, and thus reached a higher and
much narrower floor of the fissure.
Here the walls were thickly coated
with a soft white substance that looked
llko snow or foam, but went Into a
sticky mass like putty when aqueeied
in the hands. In one place this de
posit la marked with countless tiny
With considerable difficulty tho ex
plorers proceeded to higher levels
along the floor of the fissure. At In
tervals It rises abruptly In one place
as much as 13 feet and lt was diffi
cult to get up the slippery walls In the
exceedingly narrow space available. In
deed, one man got his foot wedged
fast and could only liberate himself
by partly wrenching away the sole of
Above this portion the explorers en
tered a bedding plane, the formation
of which is very different from the
jointing plane fissure up which they
Originally, of course, horizontal, the
bedding plane now dips gently to the
south, and lt has been enlarged by
water and shaped Into most extraor
dinary forms. This ancient stream bed
In the heart of the rocks Is from fif
teen to twenty feet wide. In places lt
Is high enough for a man to stand up
right, but toward Its extremities there
Is only crawling room.
Here and there are big cavities In
the floor, which had to be crossed with
tho utmost care. Incumbered with
candles and climbing ropes the ex
plorer found lt harder and harder to
get along, and at last the roof got bo
low that they could not proceed any
further along the main stream bed. At
thlB point, however, there were several
side passages of marvelous beauty.
All the rock surfaces were coated
with splondld deposits of calotte, In
all Imaginable forms, which had prob
ably never before been seen by man.
A low tunnel, 20 feet long, two feet
high and three feet wide, which could
only bo traversed a few inches at once
by a man lying on his back, communi
cated with a vertical chasm of great
depth, which could not be descended
without more elaborate tackle than
the explorers had with them. At the
foot of lt could bo seen thu faint glim
mer of the candlelights near tho top
of the ladder at the opening In the
Shall we "play ball" In Hickman
you wish to have your
prescriptions filled Qlcfo
ly ana Jtccurately taKe
Cowgill's Drug Store
where you may get your
Drug wants at
DAY OR NIGHT
MuHl's Drug store
ALL I S0RTS44M
Boost a little.
The New Cash Store.
Valentines Helm & Ellison.
What is "billlkin?" See Ellison
R. M. Isler was in Nashville on
A good show at the Lyric, Feb.
11-12-13. The Dudley Stock Co.
Engraved cards and embossed
tationery and cards of every de
scription at this office.
Ever see "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde'' played? Then come to the
opera house, Saturday night, Feb.
Not only do you save money by
buying "Square Deal" fence, but
you are sure of getting the best.
Farmers Hdw. Co.
Feb. 11 Dudley stock Co.,
Opera House, Hickman, "Because
She Loved Him So."
The"G. M." a small tow-boat
from Boonville, Mo., is again at
Hickman, where she will make her
headquarters for several weeks,
while engaged In the corn trade
Without exception, visitors to the
New Cash Store express their ap
proval of our method. One low
price for cash. And their extreme
ly liberal buying, attests the genuine
ness of the bargains.
'Phone No. 21 when you have a
news item of any kind. If you have
some folks visiting you or some
member of your family has been out
of town, let us know It. And the
same request applies to births,
deaths, marriages and improvements
of your property.
Utah may become a prohibition
state in the near future if the bill of
an ardent temperance advocate pas
ses and the author of the bill says
he has enough supporters to pass the
measure over the governor's head if
necessary. This bill will prohibit
the manufacture, sale or even given
away of intoxicating liquor in that
State if it becomes a law.
Judge Bugg, in his instructions to
the grand jury last week in Hickman
county, as well as other counties,
told the grand jury to indict all per
sons where thsy got information that
they had sold association tobacco
outside of the organization. This
created quite a stir among those who
were inclined to "jump overboard''
and caused quite a change in the sit
uation. It is now expected that this
will stop the selling of pledged to
bacco to Independent buyers.
The Hickman Ice & Coal Co. is
having ooal wharf built just north
of the coal elevator on the river
bank, where they can unload their
barges. The piling has already
been driven and the work of comple
tion will be pushed. This wharf
when completed will be 40x140 feet
or 5,740 square feet, A large
stationary steam derrick will be in
stalled for handling the coal, at a
total cost of more than a $1,000.
Col. C. L. Walker and wife enter
tained about thirty friends at their
home last Thursday evening, in
honor of their 17th wedding anniver
sary. Cards and raffles, at seven
tables, constituted the amusement
feature of the evening. Refresh
ments consisting of a delicious salad
course, cake and cream were served,
the latter delicacy being frozen in
cupid and wedding bell shapes. To
say that all present enjoyed them
selves would be only half-way stat
ing the case. The fact that none
regretted making the trip to the
Walker residence in a dowe-pour of
rain is the best evidence of the ap
preciation of Mr. and Mrs. Walker's
hospitality Its a way they have.