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HALF A CBNTURY OLD BUT STfLL GROWING. WE BAT 'EM OUT ON BIG CIRCULATION
THE HICKMAN COURIER.
A BLUE MARK HERE
mean) thut year mtv
acrlptlon bfti MMrfd,
Kcnew promptlr if job
want thx paper to rem
to you after thin month
ru rgfln that Pulls tht t Commarcial Wagon up tho HIU of Succbsb. Tha Cauriar has a Spankin' Good Team. Grease the JJxlea of Your Wagon, Did Man, and Lafa Hitch Up
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HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, MAY 20, 1909.
ESTABLISHED IN THE TEAR 1HIM
Best in Quality
W. F. Montgomery
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Echoes of the Past.
Today, at my little girli were
rummaging through a box of my old
keep-takes, they found my auto
graph album whose papes were filled
by my school-mates of twenty years
ago. As they laughed over the
verset and jokes penned so long ago,
my mind quickly reverted to those
days of youth, and I wonder how
many are left in the old home. I
haven't heard from good old Ken
tucky for several years. How
twiftly time hat flown it teemt but
yetterday that Dora McMurray,
Minnie Purcell, Annie Keisar, Sallie
Wilton and I tat in the grape-vine
twtng and talked of our future
heroet: while Clara McConnell,
Annie Carter, Myra Clark, Anna
Murphy and Maude Speer played
"keep house" under the big hickory
Oh, where are they'now?
Dear Dora, who was always arbi
trator for all of our difficulties, it
sleeping beneath the sod; Minnie
and Myra, have married, the others
I know nothing of.
And the boys ; what teatet ; and
how provoking they could be. But
now that it all forgiven, and it would
be crowning joy of ray life to, meet
all the tchool-matet of Rural
Academy and Silent Shade, with
Mr. John Ward as teacher.
As for myself, time has dealt
kindly mith me. I have had my
sorrows, but as I look back over the
past I find the rainy days very few
compared with the :unny ones. My
parents and both brothers and sister,
Maude, are still alive and married,
except Roe, who it a dathing old
bachelor. All live in Oklahoma,
while I have drifted to the cold, but
beautiful, ttate of Wyoming. My
husband, I and two little girls live
on a ranch, where we are getting
rich (in our minds) and are content
with our lot.
If these lines should fall into the
hands of any of my old friendt, I
would be glad to hear from them.
Mrt. Demas Speer Collins.
Mrs. Marion Ryan left Tuesday
for Cairo. Capt. and Mrs. Ryan
will move here in a short time and
make this their future home.
Right now is the the time to get
busy and put in that bath-room out
fit. Why not have it done this
month? Cotton & Adams.
Mrs. Nola Oman returned to Troy,
Tenn., Friday, after a visit to Mrs.
Mrt. Val Carpenter has returned
from a short visit to relatives In
FOR SALE Several tons of nice
loote Timothy Hay. C. C. Boo-
"The burden of Imatcuai Bthold. Dtmaaeu, la taken awa?
from belnr a cltr, an4 It ihall ba a rulnou, heap." Iialah XVII, t.
Drokcn pillar ind crumbling stone
Tell of her yesterdays,
Tell of the time -when she stood alone
Mighty In all her ways.
Trackless stretches of heaplntf sand,
Red in the wasting heat,
Breathe of sinuous saraband
Tripped by the Joyous feet.
Fallen temple and shattered tomb,
Tumbled and gaping wall.
Tell of clambering vine and bloom
Beauty that covered all.
Silent, solemn and ccholtss.
Under the brooding sky
Where the profit to them that guess.
Asking us when and why?
Once the trumpet in briren glee
Sing st the pslace gates;
Once the masters of minstrelsy
Ilsbbled of loves and hates;
Once the sword in the Jeweled sheath
Clsmored along the way -Dead
to-dsy, with the crumbled wresth
Worn in thst yesterday.
So the glamour and so the pride
Msrble and brsss and gold
Dust of sges to come will hide
Tombs of the years will hold.
We, unknowing and overvaln,
Strong In our sweep snd sway.
Hug the baubles thst mark our reign
Living our yesterday.
Woodford J. Shaw and Miss Nel
lie Ramer, of Moscow, were married
in that city last Thursday night.
Mr. Shaw is a son of B. F. Shaw,
deceased, and was practically rear
ed in this vicinity where he is well
known, but has resided in the Mos
cow neighborhood for several yeais.
The bride is a daughter of the
late Lewis Ramer, and is said to be
a charming little lady.
H. P, Roberts and R. Schliecher,
of the Mengel Box Company, Louis
ville, returned Sunday from a trip
to Wardlow on their Str. Mengel
Box Co., and spent a few days at
the plant here this week.
Children's Day Exercises.
The Annual Children's Day exer
cises at the Methodist Church Sun
day morning and similar services at
West Hickman Chapel in the after
noon were largely attended.
Programs arranged for Ihe little
tots to execute, assisted by the
choirs, superintendentsand teachers,
was carried out in nice shape. The
training and interest manifested by
the little folks speak well for the
Sunday schools ofthlsdenomlnation,
and the parents feel under no little
obligation to Supts. Randle and
Davie and their assistants for this
Order the Courier today.
Now is theseason of the year to protect
your house from flies and mnsquitos. All
kinds screen doors, screen windows, screen
window frames and screen wire, all at right
Best of lumber at lowest possible prices.
Everything in building material line carried
in stock. Always ready to attend your
Something new. Guaranteed to preserve
wood exposed to weather, Also kills all in
sects in chicken houses. Ask about it.
The brick yard is again in operation
strictly gcod quality of brick.
Call No. 34 Whan You Want Anything.
W. A. DODDS
A. PEN sketch:
I-IICILAJST I-IDAV. CO.
Tragedy at Poker Game.
The facts concerning the killing
of Trot Morris, formerly of this
county, last Wednesday evening,
are given as follows by a Caruthers
ville correspondent: Trot Morris
was shot and killed by Charlie Elis-
ton yesterday evening at S o'clock
at Hayti six miles west of here.
At the same time Eliston also shot
Jim Dillingham three times, while
he begged for his life. The shots
took effect in Dillingham's legs and
he died Thursday morning.
Morris was snot dead, one shot
passing through his brain and one
through his stomach.
Eliston reloaded his revolver and
disappeared in the swamps. The
officers where on his trail in a few
hours, but have lost all trace of the
At the time of the shooting all
three parties were engaged in play
ing a game of cards. Eliston was
under the Influence of liquor and
persisted in applying vile epithets to
his two companions, to which Mor
ris objected and requested Eliston to
As the game progressed Eliston
became more vile and abusive and
finally arose and drew his revolver.
Morris also arose and said :
"Shoot you got your gun out."
Eliston said : "You think I won't
shoot I'll just show you," and with
these words fired.
Morris fell dead without uttering
a word. The enraged man then
turned his smoking gun on Dilling
ham, while he begged piteously to
T. C. Settle and Lon Ridgeway, a
youth, were watching the game,
and Mr. Settle witnessed every act
of the tragedy. Ridgeway fled after
the first shot was fired.
Ridgeway and Settle gave their
testimony before the coroner's jury,
and it is from their statements this
report is made. These witnesses say
that Morris evidently believed Elis
ton was joking, or merely bluffing,
and that he made no effort whatever
to strike his murderer. Morris and
Dilligham were both unarmed. Only
a small knife was found on Morris'
body, and it was in his pocket with
All the parties are professional
gamblers, but are well ronnected.
Morris was considered fearless, but
was quiet in disposition. Dil
llnnham was known as a. harmless
character, and had no fighting re
cord. Eliston was frequently un
der the influence of drink and was
quarrelsome among his associates.
Morris, Dillingham and hliston
belonged to the same clan of poker
pliyers, and have been associated
fcr several yeart. So far as known
Ihey were warm friends.
The killing occurred undertheshed
of an abandoned saw mill in a dense
woods, one mile west of the town of
Hayti. The city marshal had re
cently raided and broken up the
gambling rooms Inside of the city
limits, and the gamblers had taken
up their rendezvous at the old mill
Charlie Eliston was reared in
Western Tennessee and Western
Trot Morris has also been here
several years. He came from Ful
ton, "Ky., where his wife and family
reside and where his body was sent
for interment, at the request of his
wife. It is understood that Morris
had not lived with his wife for sever
K. E. A. Meeting.
The thirty-eight annual meeting
of the Educatioal Association will
be held at Estill Springs, Irvine,
Ky., on June 22, 23, and 24, 1909.
There is probably no place in Ken
tucky so well equipped and so ad
mirably adapted to the entertain
ment of the Association as Estill
Springs. The large old-fashioned,
home-like hotel can easily accomo
date four hundred people. The
surroundings are beautiful and the
meeting this year should be the
greatest and best in the history of
the Association. Using six inch
badges it will require over a half
mile of ribbon to supply all teachers
who will attend the meeting.
Misses Mayme and Ethel'Naylor,
of Hickman, are the pietty visitors
of Miss Erlene Reed for a few days.
Everything in groceries Betters-
worth & Prather.
You'll find more Florshelm Shoes
being worn by men than any other
The Ludgat Is only one model
we have a style for every taste and
a fit (or any loot.
Smith & Amberg