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Fruit trees are in bloom.
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Ri bsccJ & Bond Co. have movea
Jf uP town on account of
Weiiera Kentucky wai visited by
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mm? i nape is overnowin? tana
the M.d Creek neighborhood that
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lie k iiT Dullness u cringing
acre u.k. it me council acted
itlt-dffezie, they have jumped
Clue frvlRP nan onto thr clnvr.
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WHITE WVANDOTTES The
;a i.l turpcie fowl. Eggi, $1
et3g cf IS Mn. L. D.
x-iri, l!-4 42p
faThccui, while In the jail last
inj, tnrew a glan at a man on
eaiiide and cut his face In a
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4 to csve their business to East
mm, on account of the high
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8 can, k you have business
2 w company you must either
sciecr pay hack hire.
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a-ny they could run until the
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IT At Hickman
THE OUAOK TODAY READS !
32 ft. 4 inches Ruing
Last 24 hours:- Fell, j in.
Overflow ( Hickman (liiaite) llfglm nt
bottoms ,. Pt
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CtT DAHOER AT 3S FEET 1
Newi it icare.
Attending the revival?
Ma'i New Husband" next week.
Fulton it now having a sieee of
W. H. Baltxer Is on the sick list
Rodney Kaker has gone to Mem
phis where he has a position.
LOST Odd Fellow watch charm.
Reward. Return to this office.
Ma's New Husband" at the
Lyric, Next Wednesday night.
Mrs. Sam Luten and daughters,
Misses Christine and Miriam, are
visiting in Moscow.
Cascade Flour. If you haven't
tried it yet you haven't had the
best. Call No. 4 C. H. Moore.
Mn. Alice Amber? is exneeterl
home Sunday or Monday from New
Orleans where she has been visiting.
Dr. I. H. Reed and family and C.
E. Rice and family were over from
Fulton, Monday. They came In the
doctor's new auto.
L. P. Ellison, of the firm of Elli
son Bros., is In St. Louis this week
making purchases for the Spring
trade. Watch for their big announce
The Hickman Grocery Co. has
removed the contents of its ware
house to higher and dryer ground,
fearing the result of the coming
The Sprague largest boat on the
river was more than three hours
passing Hickman, Monday, on ac
count of the swiftness of the current
which she had to overcome. She
carried about 40 empty barges.
The Hickman Bank, one of the
financial Gibraltars of Kentucky,
will put in some new fixtures in a
few days that will make folks sit up
and take notice. The fixtures are
marble, beauties, too, and will be
put in at soon as the weather will
permit. The directors says there Is
nothing too good for Hickman or
Tomorrow was the date set for a
vote on the stock law, but it has
been postponed to an indefinite date.
It would seem that the council is un
decided just what course to persue,
and know that by any action they
make a part of the people will not be
pleased. A large part of West
Hickman doesn't want a stock law,
while almost the entirety of Old
Hickman does. East Hickman
seems divided on the question, So
there you are. In cases of emer
gency, like the present over-flow in
West Hickman, we believe it is right
for those of that section owning
stock to have the right to turn their
cattle out into any part of town, but
we don't believe in letting stock run
on the business streets year in and
year out. It is only a question of
time until the city dads will have to
make a permanent ruling of some
sort, and stick to it.
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2liyou thnt il is worth whi,e tb- surc yu are
and e yU Purcha8C dru88- Our equipment
servir U'nce enalj,e us to off"" you a drug store
preS I1'0" w"'c Tou can absolutely rely. A
Sue " ptJl UP hcre means results and safety,
c 10 nurrsi .In.,. i r . i i t
poindin n penect metnoas oi com-
PurrW8' ur prices are as low as any careful
P rchascr would desire.
Take Your Next
Prescription To The
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A GOOD DOOR LATCH.
One Which You Can Eailly Make for
Thli consist! of throo plecea of oak
or other good linrd wood, na shown
In tlio drawing. For tho handlo uso a
Details of Latch.
(ileco of 8x2x1 Inches. Bhapo a flat
tlsh knob on one end three Inches
long. Work down tho rest so na to
paaa throuRh n one-Inch auger hole,
Shape a knob on tho other end bjr
flattening tho sides. Tho latch Is
made of n piece Cxlxtt Inches. The
catch la 8x2xH Inches.
Horo a ono-lnch hole for tho handle
three Inches from tho edge o! tho door.
Push the handle through tho hole and
Latch In Place.
I mark on It the thickness of the door;
then boro In tho handle a threo-clghtha-Inch
hole for tho latch. Now, explains
the Orange Judd Farmer, assemble the
parts according to tho finished figure,
which shows the latch thrown bhek. A
llttlo pog may be used to keep tho
latch from falling; down when the door
FARM DRIVEWAYS EASILY MADE.
Have Good Roadbed from the Road to
While wo are busily talking about
good roads, we must not forgot the
most neodful one Is that which runs
from the gato to tho barns, and over
which wo travel many a mile during
the year. At the time I moved to Ma
ploildo farm eight yeara ago, writes a
Michigan farmer to Orange Judd Farm
er, the mud waa hub deep for tho
horses, and no better for the men on
the footpaths. We moved here April
11, and the women folks did not get
to the bams until after the middle of
May. Aa soon as the crops were In,
those roads rocclvod my individual at
tention, until In a serviceable condl
Uon. I did not draw In more dirt to soak
up, but began at the bottom by plow
ing out and removing over a foot of
the soil. I then opened a gravel bank
and drew in enough to fill that taken
out. Next I made arrangements for
some cinders, and put them over the
gravel about a foot thick. This an
swered very well that season, but In
the fall before the mud began to deep
en, I covered the road again, and dur
ing the winter all the coal aahes wcro
spread whurevor there seemed to be a
low spot. Ily following thla scheme
for four yeara I succeeded In making a
road that never haa any mud. if I
find a low spot, whore water stands
after a rain, It Is taken care of at once.
On tho south side of the house, three
yeara ago, I built a road that has not
required any repairing aa yot beyond
drawing three loads of gravel last
spring. For this rond I pursued a llt
tlo different method. It was old sod,
so I plowed through It and turned tho
sod upsldo down throo deep on either
aide of tho road, then drew out all the
dirt beneath that was loose and easy
Thla left me a trench about 18
InchoB or two foot to fill, which I did
from my gravel bank, and no cinders
worn put on this road, as I could not
get them. Thla rondway la nbout nine
Inches above tho lawn on cither side,
and uevcr guts muddy. About tho
hoiue are cement platforms and walks,
wbllo tho roadway on either side Is to
hard It can bo swept at any time. I
And It pays when you are at It to mnko
a good road, and takea no longer. I
And u gravel bank nbout tho best bank
I can patronize, when It comes to road
It's hard when an Illusion changes
to a delusion.
Tho string which ties a man to bis
Job may becomo the chain that holds
him to slnvery.
A bird In the hand Is worth two In
the bush, especially If the two ace
scrubs and the one la a bred-to-lay
To destroy hen lice, sprinkle Insect
powder, any of the varletloa used to
destroy Bquash bugs will do, In the
duiit bathu. enough to slightly tint the
dust the color of the powder, and let
the hens scratch In this and so dust
tliu in sel ves,
It Improves lis Chemleal and Physical
It Is actually claimed by aomo that
It Is a dehatablo question as lo wheth
er deep plowing or shallow plowing Is
best The question haa but one aldo
under scientific methods of farming
deep plowing la best nLnll times, nnd
under all conditions, with but vory,
vory few exceptions.
It Is probably not best to plow very
deep on some new landa and on land
where shallow plowing has been prac
ticed for years. Hut the plow should
bo mado Jo go deeper each tlmo the
soil Is turned. On thin land deep
plowing will turn up poor soil. If too
much poor soli Is brought to the sur
face at ono tlmo many young crops
will not thrlvo In It. The richest soli
'should bo at tho surface, or near tho
aurraco, where the shallow roots of
young planta can extract nourishment
from It Tho onrly, vigorous growth
of young planta Is very essential for
Inrgo crop yields.
D-cp plowing deepens tho soil and
Improves Its'chemlcal and physical na
ture This Is brought about In two
ways, by bringing up poor aoll from
below to tho ameliorating effects of the
atmosphero and frosts, and covering
refuse plant substances deon down to
decay for humus. In light, sandy or
gravely soils tho bringing up of deep
toll to the surface Is of less value than
the lowering of tho humus. Heavy
soils where much humus forming mat
tor can annually be turned under are
more benefited than light -oils by deep
plowing. Deep plowing In the fall and
wlntor, leaving the furrows loose and
open, allows the frosts to pentrate
deeply and loosen up tho subsoil, Im
proving lis physical nature and lib
erating plant foods.
The deepening of the surface soil by
deep plowing and tho lowering of the
humus stratum not only Increases the
root feeding area of the plants, saya
the Journal of Agriculture, but makes
the soli more retentive of mois
ture and of moro even temperature. In
tho seml-arld west where "dry farm
ing" Is practiced very deep plowing
Is essential for catching and holding
sufficient water for maturing crops.
The same principle holds for humid
regions In dry weather, and no barm
results In wet weather.
How to Handle -Different Kinds of
It Is best to break the ground for
corn In the fall on black land, but not
on clay, for clay aoll "runs together,"
forms a crust and gets hard. I have
both kinds. I llko to break prairie land
In tho fall, clay or Umber land in the
spring and never break them when
they are wet or they will bako after
they are broken.
It weeds have started, pulverize
with a pulverizer which has knives to
cut and move tho dirt and a board to
level IL Harrow with the harrow
teeth set slanting to finish the Job for
On now land plant corn 3H feat
apart with stocks not closer than ten
Inches In the row. Do your bost cul
tivation the first time with a small
shoveled culUvator. Continue culUvat
Uon through the growing atason, and
use the surface culUvator for the last
I prefer to check my corn, writes J.
IL Michael, aa It can be tended better
when planted that way, but I have
seen more grown to the acre when It
was drilled. If checked don't put over
three grains In a hill.
Do not plant large corn after May
30, but I have raised Boone County
White planted June 1. It Is better to
have throo kinds of toed corn for
planting Learning, Doone County and
Heed'a Dent, Tho last was beat this
season. Be careful and plant good
There are five prime factors in rais
ing corn the season, the soil, the
preparation of Uio soil, cultivation and
A PATH BREAKER.
Sled Which Will Pack the Snow and
Make It Easy to Walk Over.
Tho Illustration shows how to make
a sled for breaking snowdrifts In the
road. Two heavy runners aro fitted
with bottom boards at the front end
and a seat about midway. Thero la no
bottom to tho sled below tho seat, says
the Farm and Home. Thla Is drawn
over the snow and packs it down, giv
ing a firm track without piling It up
at the Bides.
Keep at It.
Too many farmers, In fact almost
every one of them, atop dragging tho
rouds a8 soon as tho weather grows
cold and tbe ground begins to freezo.
Some becomo careless about tho mat
ter, but tho greater majority, perhaps,
thluk it does no good, These are
wrong Ideas, although there Is but one
time during the day when It Is beno
Uclul to drag tho roads In wlntor, and
that Is usually In the afternoon. Just
at the time the clods and little bumps
of earth, which thaw duilng the warm
er part of tho day, begin to freeze
asulu. It la at this period that the
dirt la brittle, and yet uot sloppy, and
u light dragging each day it thaws tuf.
;cntly will work woudora, If kept up
Take your Broken Jewelry, Spectacle,
Watches and Engraving to
J. C. Naijlor Co.
They are our agents and they will give you
the same prices as at Union City.
For anything in the jewelry line, make your
wants known to them. We have three expert
watch-makers, three engravers and two opticians
employed all the time. All work guaranteed.
BRANSFORD & ANDREWS
DKI'KNIMW.K JKWKLE118 AND OPTICIANS
WATCH tnsriCCTOKH M, O. It. II.
L. D. Phone 89.
Union City, Tenn.
Ask $15,000 Fee.
Moore and Hudgins and Judge
Swiggart, of the Union City bar,
have filed claims of $5,000 each for
legal assistance rendered Attorney
General Caldwell in the trials of the
Reelfoot Lake night riders. Under
the law the governor, attorney-general
of the state and secretary consti
tute a board to pass upon the validity
of such claims, but so far the board
has not acted. It is presumed, how
ever, the money will be paid.
This Is an extremely modest fee.
Roses S2.00 to S3. 00
Amer. Beauties $4 00 to $12.00
Carnations $1.00 to $1.50
Easter Lilies S3.00 to $4.00
Violet $1,50 per 100
Your Easter Order will be greatly
appreciated Miss Frankye Reid.
Two weeks ago the Courier told
its readers that a 48-foot water was
to be expected at Cairo before the
present rise was over. This is now
predicted as a certainty by the
government forecasters. Heavy
rains generally in the upper territory
is responsible. Again we say this
this much water will undoubledly
test the levees, and all parties inter
ested should exercise every precau
tion by looking after them.
Lee McCain, of Mayfield, was ar
rested in Fulton, Friday, on a war
rant sworn out by E. C. Reeds,
charging McCain with stealing a set
of harness last September. In de
fault of a $500 bond, he was placed
Mrs. Van Fuller has returned
from Lewisport, Ky., where she
went to bring back her little daugh
ter, who has been visiting there all
Miss Jessie Henry is in St. Louis,
where she will spend several weeks
at Keister's Dress Making College.
Mrs. Frank Moore and little
daughter, Dorothy, are visiting her
former home at Villa Ridge, 111.
Arthur Shaw and wife, of State
Line, spent Sunday here with J. R.
Brown and family.
- Claude Jones is spending a few
days at home in Halls, Tenn., while
the water is up.
J. C. Hampton has returned to
Hickman after several months ab
sence. Kent Rainey, of Union City, is
here this week on business.
Levee Badly Needed.
"Ill is the wind that blows no
good." The flooded condition of
West Hickman, paralyzing a large
per cent of the industrial interests of
the city, again iorces every think
ing man to the conclusion that this
part of town should be protected by
a levee. It is not a question of
"can we" but "WILL WE?" Every
business man in Hickman should talk
and push for this one thing until it
is accomplished. This West Hick
man Venice Is a mighty expensive
luxury. What we need is to wake
up and support our commercial and
industrial interests, by giving them
every advantage that will keep the
wheels turning and dollars moving.
The prosperity of all lines of busi
ness here represented feel the effects
of the tie-up of our factories. I
you are afraid this argument won't
hold water, compare your cash busi
ness of the past week with a week
under normal conditions. How loDg
would it lake you at that rate to
make up the $100 or more that you
should contribute to this cause? Not
only this, but West Hickman should
be protected in order to encourage
the building of homes. We need the
room, but the overflow once or twice
a year puts a damper on the citizen's
desire to invest; and for this. he
shows good sense.
It may be said that this proposi
tion was worked up once before and
fell down. And that is doubtless
true; but Hickman is capable of
greater things today than she was
then. The very part of the city in
question has been continually on the
up-build, despite the many hind
rances, and today finds her worth
thousands of dollars more than she
was at that time.
We are now able to levee West
We ought to do it.
The Mengel Box Co., Richmond
& Bond Co., the Railroad Co. and
other interests will come up with
their part the large part and if
the citizens and property owners
won't bring up the rear, then we
ought to suffer the consequences.
Will you contribute?
And how much?
We shall try to give you an op
portunity to answer both questions.
Patrack Quinn left Tuesday night
for Chicago. He has been install
ing the sprinkler system in the new
addition to the Mengel Plants.
Mrs. R. B. Brevard is on the sick
list this week.
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