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HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1909.
WHOLE KO. i:7
ESTABLISHED IN THE TEAR lH.to
Political Event Pulled off
Today. Companion or u
With Other rrcii
Washington, will be
Umax to the great
i Wilium H. Taft ai
- , United Statei. On
I . Postmaster J. T.
3 i Il-rry McMullin will
r uadrlennial as
, I .ew off this fact, we
i .mpariion of luch
l past, the Inaugural
t y will not be the
, 7 of all the public
i have marched down
z .2 1. '.sylvanla Avenue.
, t y companion with the
arade it will be re
11. . t inauguration In
r - - wuscn March 4, 1801,
If ;j.va a avenue wai then
; a 1 1 - U country roau, wuu
Ir: "..' residence which
sat' r ea..'i the While Houie
it ; t:jj i a imall portion of
t! ap.tol bulldlog at the
- arythlng but impos
appointed time Thorn.
-. , he of the horaeipun
i'i l-j Jtqjoted simplicity,
pjjcn I .j fcsrse, rode to the
. .. l .rpamed by a small
it: lr i i. eavalrv and friends
iit a'ctoLce, and returned
t: u nurr.er. And, accord
"e-p:rancoui account!, a
sin tie orchards and gardens'
1 'Jt.j LfL-.J the old worm fench
I -.Tfi the avenue In those
,n r- .r. '.r.e, and they will re
se-t e; -ry section of the United
3, r::'. -tal and otherwise,
:T c! t Utling from portions
'.it r:.:'ry that at the time of
t r: u-iugural were howling
Jfr t: It has taken more than
k -ry i r the little oody ol
miry that accompained
' 10 rpular and militia troops
-s "v::t cenrourse" of cltliens
5 t.- cf march to grow Into
cr;wd of several hun-
13 1. IVs.d-nt Monroe was
a, cicQri oi citizens on
'ti-r.k, ari the performance was
Mtej at L.j second inauguration.
.irW jaexson wai m
ritcJ u 1R29 Washington had
-ttg..n:F:. c( the popular feel
toe r "i i - itm inA iv.
.HU MIC AIIIU"
"twtjijbethe occasion for
!Jl f '"-jy'.vain Avenue pageants
l-'if Of Jackson's Inaugu
'a r.-.-i Wrbster said:-Never
if i. .
-ir wa oeen seen here be
c ItTf r jtl have hi-cn fiillu
n.... , .
r-t- . ..ng me line ot march.
... . - miles to see the
"wut ira -ara'r d."
,,- 1827, had a splen
- t L r Sf dav. nml 0( .
4 it'-i along the line
the r.-irrln. In
" " : 'M rode attracted
n a'tntinn n. n. ,IU
l,n :n wa made ou' f wood
'-shj:ioC the victorious
'n, a-e Coniituitnn ni,i
aid.. . . '
t . ' . . n.mii.iiA.. Hni
nleCa 111 j 4 1841 "T
, i 1841, was prob-
'jr:M, Iar.t. .L. , .
. . '- " n horie.h.mlc rt IV-
ed lVr",baCk ,n a COach
tit. f - ills' ui
c' Derbr nf iu. ...
uKt' torlou. sold
dent at Tippecanoe.
Seventy.five thousand spectators
attended to do President Harrison
honor. There wai nothing of the
holiday spirit in the crowd which was
present when President Lincoln was
inaugurated in 1861, It was true
that he had a large escort, but it was
exclusively military, and every sol
to the civilian spectators below and
on the houie-tops opposite than they
did to the inaugural procession Itself.
There was no cheering and, in fact,
no demonstration of any kind, for
even the most enthusiastic and
optimistic ot patriots felt anything
but hopeful in those dark days.
On the occasion of Lincon's second
NEW FRENCH EMBASSY IN WASHINGTON
Home of Amtidnr anil Mine Juatcrnml at tho nntlonnl capllol, one of
(ho flm t rcli!nci In the city It will bo tho scene of much social activity
dler of the many that marched be
fore and behind the carrmge had his
musket loaded and ready for instant
use. Many spectators lined the
sidewalks, too but nine-tenths of
them were soldiers as well, some In
their regimental and others In citi
zens dress, but all armed and on the
watch for the ever-present danger
that threatened the Chief Executive.
The housetops and windows along
theway were. crawdad .with, specta
tors, but many of these were soldiers
also, and they paid more attention
inauguration in 1865 the escort was
larger and even more exclusively
vigilant than before. But enthusiasm
and patriotism was given free rein
then, and the President and his prd
cession were cheered to the echo.
Like the inauguration of President
Abraham Lincoln, that of President
Cleveland in 1885 denoted a change
in the parties in power, and was a
noteworthy event In the history of
Pennsylvania avenue - pageants
Hundreds of thousands of people
poured into the city from every sec-
Herewith is a good likeness of
Henry C. Helm, one of Hickman's
popular young business men. Be
sides being a hustler In the Insurance
business, he is Clerk of the city of
Hickman, Worshipful Master of the
Masonic Lodge, Secretary of the
Fulton County Levee Board and
holds a number of other responsible
positions. We need more men like
Sir a 4HTV PwBH
tion of the United States to witness
the ceremonies. No such millitary
display had been in Washington'
since the grand review of 1865 at
the close if the war.
Benjamin Harrison's inaugural
procession in 1885 was nothing out
of ordinary, but whin President
McKinley was inaugurated for the
first time the procession was quite as
extensive and as imposing as that
which escorted Cleveland. Numeri
cally President Taft's escort may
not be as strong as that which ac
compainded President Cleveland, but
it will be even more Interesting.
Mrs. A. 0. Caruthers, accompain
ed by her husband, was taken to
Louisville, Monday, for medical
treatment. Some four months ago
she suffered a slight paralytic stroke
of the lower limbs which has been
growing more acute ever since, and
rendered her almost helpless.
- . .
Sheriff Seat and J. P. Leggate
were in Union City, Monday.
Secretary of State Phlllander C.
Knox, of Pensylvania
Attorney-General Ge o r g e W.
Wickersham, of New York.
Secretary of War J. M. Dickin
son, of Tennessee.
Secretary of Commerce and La
bor Charles Nagel, of Missouri.
Secretary of the Navy George
von L, Meyer, of Massachusetts.
Secretary of the Interior R. A.
Ballinger, of Washington.
Postmaster-General Frank H.
Hichcook, of Massachusetts.
Secretary of Agriculture Jas.
Wilson, of Iowa.
Deputy Sheriff Finis L. Clark
brought Henry Binford, a negro,
charged with shooting one Hanna
Pigue, to this city Friday. The
shooting took place at Kentucky Bend
last Wednesday, but is not serious.
The.trouble grew out of unpleasant
domestic relations. Binford is in
the county bastile.
S soon as youVe ready to take up the question of a Spring Suit, you'll
fine us ready with a great line of HART SCHAFf NER MARX
fine goods. You can bring any
idea about suit-style that's on your
mind, and we'll match it here in
a smart, snappy model from the
best makers in the world.
J You wont have any real idea of the ex
cellence of our showing until you come in and see:
new models, new mlorings and weaves; fine blue
and black goods at
I p I
I i cyrlt lyoq r Hin tttifw It Mm y '
J In less expensive suits, too, we are very
strong, showing a line with all the coloring and
style of the more expensive suits.
I You'll be surprised what a nice suit you
can get at $12 to $15; all we want is a chance
to show you.
Smith & A m b erg
story ol Ifie Ku Klux Klan
As Told in Early Days by an
Eminent Writer Its Ori
gin and Some of Its
The following Interesting account
of the famous Kuklux Klan is taken
from Collier's Weekly, written about
1869, and throws some light upon
the subject which the modern writer
fails to note in his research. We
are also indebeted to one of our
lady readers for the copy.
The conditions which made this
paradox possible have had no parallel
in the story of the race.
The bloodiest war in history had
just closed. The conquered South
lay helpless amid her rags and ashes,
with the flower of her manhood
buried in nameless graves.
Four million negroes had been
suddenly freed and the economic
world torn from the foundations of
centuries. Five billion dollars
worth of property had been destroy
ed, every bank had been closed,
every dollar of money had become
worthless paper, and the country
had been plundered by victorious
With the sympathetic aid even of
their foes, the task of recorganizing
their wrecked society and controll
ing these millions of ignorant and
superstitious negroes was one to ap
pall the stoutest hearts.
Instead of the co-operation of a
generous conqueror, the helpless
South, as she staggered to her feet,
received full in the face a blow of
vengeance so terrible, so cruel and
so pitiless that it surpasses belief.
Such a blow on a disarmed foe
could never have been struck but for
the tragedy of Lincoln's assassina
tion and the frenzy of insane pas
sion, "which for the moment blinded
Upon the assassination of the
President the greatest and meanest
man who ever dominated our Nation
al lite, became the dictator of the
This man, Thaddeus Stevens,
was beyond any doubt the most
powerful parliamentary leader in our
history. A fanatic, a misanthrope
embittered by physical deformity, a
born revolutionist endowed with the
audacity of the devil, he became in
a moment the bold and unscrupulous
master of a crazed nation.
Twenty-eight-years before this
crisis he had become infatuated with
a mulatto woman of extraordinary
animal beauty, whom he had separat
ed from her husband. This yellow
vampire fattened on him during his
public career, amassed a fortune in
real estate in Washington, wrecked
his great ambitions, and made of
him a social pariah. A giant among
men, whose young soul had learned
the pathway of stars, his cheeks
now whitening with the "frosts of
death, he was slowly sinking with
this woman into the night of negroid
The muffled crack of a derringer
In the box at Ford's Theater, and
the hand of a madman, suddenly
snatched him from the grave and
lifted him Into the seat of empire
with his negro wench by his side.
Mr. Stevens determined to blot
the old South from the map, confis
cate the property of its citizens,
give it to the negroes, deprive the
whites of the ballot, send their lead
er into beggard exile, enfrauhise the
negro, and make him the master of
every State from the James to the
If this statement seems an exag
geration, turn to the "Congressional
Globe" for 1867, page 203, and
read Mr. Stevens' Confiscation Act,
House Bill No 29 and his speech in
its defense a speech which lights
with the glare of immortal infamy
VOoutlnueU oil ttut pa)
, ' -Rbt under the Presl