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Trains Collide at MrKcnzie.
A headon collision between pas
senger train No. S3, which left Hick
man at 10:30 p m., Monday, on
the Nashville, Chattanooga & St.
Louis Hallway, and an extra freight
No. 184, occurred one mile east of
McKenile, Tenn., at 1 :2S o'clock
Tuesday morning, but was no loss of
life, and only a few of the passengers
and train crews received injuries,
none being fatally hurt. The two
engines were locked into each other.
Both trains were making about
thirty miles an hour, and the pas
senger engine, No. 262, in change
of Conductor Conner and Engineer,
Steve Gallager, was just rounding a
curve, when the freight train was
sighted, and although the emergency
brake was used, the passenger train
was not brought to a stop, and
crashed into the freight train, going
at a fast rate of speed. The bag
gage and express car on the passen
ger train telescoped the mail car,
and fortunately for Mail Clerk Oli
ver and his assistants, who were
working in the front end of the car,
or certain death would have been
their part. Expressman Roach was
thrown from one end of his car to
the other with much force, and was
considerably bruised, as were the
mail clerks. The. baggageman had
just gone into the day coach for a
drink of water, and thus saved his
life. The freight train was in
charge of Condu:tor Warner and
Engineer Tracy. The engineers and
firemen of both trains jumped, and
Engineer Tracy was thrown against
a fence alongside of the road and
internally injured, and is in a criti
cal condition. Engineer Gallager
and Conductor Warner were pain
fully bruised. All were carried to
Nashville, their home. The wreck
ing crews from Nashville, Martin
and Hollow Rock Junction were early
on the scene and traffic was resum
ed about noon.
Two ladies in the day coach of
the passenger train were badly
bruised and all the passengers more
or less shaken up and thrown out of
seats. The accident happened about
1 :25 o'clock a. m. Passengers from
tbe Dixie Flyer from St. Louis 'and
other trains were transferred around
the wreck to a special provided and
went into Nashville only a few hours
late, while the' crews on the Dixie
Flyer and No. 55 did not get away
from McKenzie until noon, east
Bernie Austin, railroad operator
at McKenzie, made the following
"I received a message at 12:30
ordering train No. 53 and freight
train. No. 51 to wait at McKenzie
until 1 :40 a. m. for extra No 184
west. At the time of taking the or
der 1 understood it, but in hand
ling other business for the Louisville
& Nashville and recording cars and
coaches I over looked the order.
When conductor Courlner of the
passenger train was ready to go, I
reached lor my book to record a car.
After the passenger train had pulled
out I discovered that I had failed to
deliver the order "
We have been requested to call
the attention cf those who are pro
tected by the levee below town to
the change in the law pertaining to
1 i - e i mi i ,
mc care oi icvccs. inc cnange in
the law makes it compulsory for
those protected Dy the levee to
assist in its care and repair and are
warned in" the same as if it was
a public road. The men in charge
of the levee in this county Inform us
that they are going to see that the
law is rigidly enforced.
A special term ot the Fulton Fis
cal Court was held Monday for the
purpose of making settlement with
Sheriff Seat. Magistrates Browder,
Williams, Whipple and Jackson
LADIES READ-How to obtain
one of our ultra stylish tailored
skirts absolutely free. Write today.
Credit Tailors, 307 Ky., Ave., Pa
Miss Estelle Reneau went to Pa
ducah Wednesday to attend the
funeral of her cousin.
'Square Deal" Is the best woven
wire feee a the market. We have
p4ty of It. Farmers Hdw, Co. Inc.
Engraved cards, $1.30 up-Cour-ier.
The New Cash Store.
Moving pictures every night at
Henry Clay was in Union City
REX the great thirst-quencher.
Davis Flack, of Union City, was
Change of Program every night
at the Lyric.
S. L. Dodds spent a few days this
week in Memphis, on business.
The Courier and the weekly Commercial-Appeal
one year for $125.
FOR SALE: Good timothy hay,
in bale. J. P. Thomas, Route 4,
Dr. Davidson was in Nashville a
few days this week to see his daugh
ter, Miss Dottie.
Don't fail to see "Because She
Loved Him So" at the Lyric, Thurs
day night, Feb. 11.
I have a fine red Durham bull
which I will stand at S1.00, cash
wifh service. M. A. McDanlel. 2p
WANTED Man of family to
work on farm. Steady work for the
right man. Apply to The Courier.
Cairo has an epidemic of small
pox and some of the neighbor towns
are quarantining against that city.
Don't pay house rent when you
can own your own home much cheap
er. See us for town lots Hickman
Courier Realty Co.
Don't do without calling cards
any longer. Everybody else has
them. Printed or engraved at
reasonable prices at this office.
Monday afternoon, Mrs. Allison
Tyler gave a Bridge Luncheon in
honor of Mrs. Giles Bond. The
color scheme was red, and effective
ly carried out. An elegant luncheon
W. S. Craig, grocery merchant of
Columbus, Monday made a deed of
assignment for the benefit of
his creditors. A. J. Hess was named
as the assignee. . No schedule of
assets and liabilities was filed.
Thursday evening, Miss Annie
Ellison entertained a few guests at
six o'clock dinner in honor of Mr
and Mrs. Giles Bond. The guests
were Mr. and Mrs. Porter Shumate,
Mr. and Mrs. Bond, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Millet.
Troops Leave Union City.
The Reelfoot lake campaign Is
practically at an end. Pursuant to
orders from Adjt. Gen. Tully Brown
all of the state troops have left
Union City with the exception of a
detail of twenty men in cnarge of
CaDt. Capell, Company E. Lieut.
Commander Chastine, with a like
number of Nashville boys, was left
in charge of the lake territory, and
will remain at Fort Rankin as long
as the situation remains as it is.
The action of the military author!
ties In decreasing the garrison at
Union City and Samberg followed
the quartering of the prisoners in the
jails at Dyersburg, Dresden and
Union City Saturday. There are
now but three prisoners in the bar
racks, and they were unable to be
moved, each having developed bad
cases of measles.
The boys were given a royal send
off at Union City. Their gentleman
ly behavior won for them the ad
miration of the citizens of that little
town , where the last scenes of the
tragedy are being enacted and their
departure was regretted on all sides.
Even the prisoners were treated
with the greatest consideratien by
the soldiers, and, while no intimacy
was allowed between them, it was
plainly seen that their kindness was
appreciated. Several took occasion
to thank their guards, when they left
them, after being turned over to the
jailers, who will hold them until their
Profit in Printers Ink.
As a result of a 75c ad in The
Courier, Mrs. Annie McDanlel has
filled four orders for 18 of her fine
thoroughbred chickens at Warren,
Ark., besides losal,sa!es.
Who says advertising don't pay?
ylsterday StubbU and MB run away
wo are slit back from our Journey Iday
Haturday StubbU wui ticked by hl pa.
he didn't u up thee Wood for his ml!
Stubble wui mad with hit hart full ot
m ha Sneeked Out ef tlx House with hla
Stub kntw a place where titer's OOIJ
cropping rite out of thee Top ot thee
so we Lit out with sum Food In a ssek.
milking strata Wsst on thte Burlington
If we had luck In thee Ktnanshul Ilace
wa wood cum Back and (1st Buy Up thee
so we trudged on till wa ached In our
then we set down by thee Iloadslde S eeL
long cum a Feller a driving a Cart,
lie ast us up and we got Quite a Start
Then he turned InS a gate and he led:
"Out up a ways is a Barn that la lied.
"Tew cum I that and yew turn S yewr
next thing a graveyard will cum S your
turn tew yewr left and keep moving 3
It la most Night and thee Dark will cum
so we set out oa a Hun, very bold.
off tor thee Flaca where there's rientr
(lee but It got oful Wet with thee Dew.
Stub eed his feet wut a Bothering Z.
Then It cum Dark as a old Nigger Cat -Htubble
be cried, gist a little, at that!
Then there wut something went "OOP!"
by thee Track
we scooted past without once looking
Next thing we herd wui aura Wheels up
They wut a coming S fast fer a load.
"Maybe It s ItOHIIKKS," sed Stub with a
wut a-braelng mleelf kaot 1 squaU!
"Whoa!" ted a feller. "1 guess thte Is
I wtll stay here and yew bring 'em In.
It wut thee Sheriff. 1 knew him rite eff.
"where are yew gotngT" he ssked, with
a co ft.
Stub wut a crying so hard that I Cried.
I.emu.1 lifted us up by His side,
then we drova off and get Home gist at
father and Mother wui waiting for rae,
ma wut a crying a Lot when I cum.
father wut Ufflng and crying too. sum.
"where Is yewr gold." Is thee words that
looking quite Solum and tilting his hed.
"we didn't bring It." I sed. very bold:
"There Is sum Things that la BTTBft
Notice our line of
They are our season's best
It's time you had a pair, if
you intend to this winter,
and we guarantee you cant
do better in town.
This is a challenge
. come and meet ik
BRADLEY & PARHAM
Factory to Start Soon.
The Gray & Shaw Canvass Glove
Co. will resume operations some
time next week. The firm now con
sists of R. L, Gray and M. B. Shaw,
instead of Rice & Gray, and has
been put on a footing which will
make future operation a permanent
Twenty-five girls will be employed
In the sewing department, and the
capacity increased from time to
time. This will necessitate the re
moval of the factory to larger and
better quarters, which the manage
ment now has under consideration.
Here's wishing the new firm
abundant success. Help them by
asking for a"Hickman-made glove"
when you need a pair.
No. 48-11,000 buys 7 acres uppor bottom
land and Improvements, 6 mllos from town,
ltemembor rler bottom laud bits provun to
bo one of tbe best land Inve.lnua ts lu tbls
section. Ar you Interested! Talk quick.
Hickman (Jourler ltenlty Oo.
Mrs. Mary Liggon, of Union City,
spent Tuesday and Wednesday in
the city, the guest of her father, J.
J, C. Bondurant and family.
A Great Song Service.
The new song books to be used in
the revival have arrived and it is
requested that all who will take part
in the singing will meet at the Metho
dist church next Sunday night at 7
p. m. in a Grest Song Service.
Ed Marshall, recently tried at
Union City, for the murder of Capt
Rankin, in which there was a hung
jury, was taken home from Dyers
burg to attend the funeral of his
father, Mose Marshall, and was al
lowed to remain until Tuesday in
order to look after some of bis
financial Interests. He is a large
stock and land owner, and his inter
ests will likely suffer during his in
carceration until May, when court
In the Democratic primary at
May field, Monday, the following
ticket of city officers was elected i
Chief of police. C. H. McNutt. in
cumbent s city judge, Dun Gardner,
incumbent ; city attorney, A. L, Gil
bert ; mayor, Claude M. Parkbill t
assessor, Sam Watson. j
Why you should buy
There are many renior,.
but a few will suffix '
They require no breakingin.
They arc the last word in style.
They satisfy the most critical in
Open for Inspection After Feb. lOlh
Hickman Man to Hang.
P. G. Nichols, who was practical
ly reared in this city, is sentenced
to b: hung at Marion, Ark., next
Monday. He followed fishing as a
livelihood, and resided in West
Hickman up to about four years ago.
W. C. Wilson, who was that time
manager of the Hickman branch of
the Southern Paper Wood Supply
Co , tf led in vain to give the doomed
man a lift In the world, but to no
avail. After leaving here, Nichols
killed Edward Smith, IS years old,
and seriously wounded his father, S.
L. Smith, at Island No. 39. Critten
den County, Ark., Sept. 1, 1903, in
a battle in boats. Nichols is accused
of having come upon father and son,
riding in a gasoline boat, and pump
ing lead into them tiom a pump gun.
Smith buried his son, then went to
Memphis to be treated for several
Nichols went to Memphis following
the shooting and surrendered, return
ing to Arkansas for trial without
protest. But evidence was against
him and a sentence'to hang resulted.
Nichols has one desire, to be
buried in Mempels, and efforts In
Arkansas proving futile, has written
his friend, M. Flanagan, at Mem
phis, as follows:
Mr. l. Klanatrnti,
Ienr friend Will you pleate help Miss
Fannie towanl putting my t!y away. I
hate to ask you but e have .pint every dol
lar me had and I would like to Ini burtal In
MemphU, and I know you ran get up anutt
In one nlgbt tharei In your hou o help her
a Int. and there lijioono that appreciates a
frlnd numr lhai I ilo, so I hope you will not
tbtnk hard of me as tu my I r utile. It was un
avoidable on my part as I a tending to my
own business hln It ooured and alt uoi-
Iet me hear from yon at oticr.
my execution Is set for the fcth of till.
month. Your friend.
Instead of taking up a collection,
Flanagan straightway began the cir
culatlon of a petition appealing to
the governor of Arkansas to com
mute Nichols' sentence to life im
prisonment. If this falls, sufficient
money to transfer the body for burial
to Memphis will be subscribed by
willing friends of the fisherman.
James Carson, of this city, joined
the U. S. Army, at the Army re
cruiting office at Cairo, Ills., Feb.
3, 1909. He enlisted for the In
frantry branch of service and passed
an excellent physical examination
and was sent immediately to Jeffer
son Barracks, at St. Louis, Mo., for
his prelimenary training in his duties
as a soldier prior to joining the
organization for which he enlisted.
Mrs. M. E. Rose, who lives with
C. L. Rose, her son, was a call
er at this office this morning, and
in commenting on the Fulton County
History that is running in the Cour
ier now, she says she remembers all
the old residents mentioned in it and
further says that her brother, Asa
W. Clark was concerned In the divis
ion of Fulton and Hickman coun
ties. Mrs. Rose is 82 years old and
was one of the original members of
the Baptist Church at this place, a
short history ot which was given last
week. She gave the names J. F.
Marrs and wife, Mrs. Frank Easley,
Jno. B. Rose and wife as those con
tained in the first constitution. Mrs,
Rose has helped to build three
churches In Hickman, and we ven
ture to say that it Is a record that
few are able to equal.
Gasoline at the Courier Office. I
"The Lost Bride."
"Just grand," i
comment upon th p j itt 1
Brlde-'-glvenat v,f ,?P.,
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Eflliconal rhurz-k . I
can wa, nome taler', ip.l
- . ... U1 J,tcU
t I 1 JaJk. lit it '
...uv.ii ..tuu ujjoii tr.e a:...' of ij
wKing part. Near.y f.rtr tew
were on the stage, a" ntl-p
i.uiuiii.,1 costumes, w . !, a tv
and multi-colored sp j,
a charming effect It wund.
etHy one of the bt its.ttt $(.1
kind ever given kn t r.;- t
miss .uawson, ot I Qit &l
serves much credit I r ir..:s(!i
players up to this pc .:. r f ieWjJ
The play is a r-p- :.Ja A
wedding In Erg. j r.je
wnicn, auer tne cert- r , tie brJ
for amusement h. ?j r-'bl
groom and guests th- fau c! bit
Ing her. Unfortur j -iiepn
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inc ami;, uiuci in a . , j-i
when she lowers th 1 1 1 tptjl
look fastens, and i-: :?f!twJ
Death, ot course, i . i H
years elapse before tt Tgta4:
Miss Louise Atw 3 v: Ci
Shumate, as brlJe ar.J grxa, cJ
ried out the star fea'-r .;ii3t
grace and ease cf pr..i:.::iit.
A. M. Tyler, as nruier, fl
formed the wedding rtrenscr d
much of the digc.ty irJ pmi
which he still remerben t. M
possessed by the irr.i'.-r ti:a :
faced a few yean a:
Miss Irene Far.i CikI
Reed, In the role i !V;st.ul
Baron, were espec.a' jwctttilJ
the parts assigned t .-.
The bridesmaids, M.:tei A
CowgillandMaymefiay. f Va
men, Harold Dt2:r c WiH
Ellison 5 ringbearer, M. Au!r
Dodds; pages Uzks C1
Pnlirls anrt Anne'l Dcl -l
keeper. Miss Mar.e Irrrd pi
Mrs. Chas. Trav.3, Mr. & 1
Coweill. Miss NeL Pcg'ri.lW-
Twf Tl.r r.tiv Hit.
and Arch DcBow tytl ts '
spective parts in a p:at-3WJ
as did also the ma. .c:--.
T. T. Swayne and Uti F S Jixi
and the receiving la!, Mr.
The flower drill, '"!tM Is,
ladies j the harp -f... tf "i
vounir ladles, and v
attendants, by twelv , ft P
ladies was a very .r.ter-J 'J
well executed feature cf the
All In all, the er'nUf 1
far above the averar.
ent were well plear!
The receipts arr rJti W v
One of the most r :r!'"
of the week was the
Tuesday afternoon lo
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candle,, and der'l m
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they were served (hxJI
dinintr room. FrF-""?,
was played, there r-.i-- j
and much Interest tM- .1
came. Large p"-1
red rinoons, t-
I J r Mine
as favors. Asaia- ,
salted nuis wetc uti
LIggon, of Union M'.-