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HELM & ELLISON
IT IS gratifying
In the evening
twilight to scratch
In tho suburban
garden. In a
you kneel upon
the moist earth
and make drills
for your radishes
and onions. She
stands by and
clucks, holding the
seeds while you
scratch. And Just
as the rosy sun is
setting In the
west and the hori
zon is aflarao and
aflush with iri
you drop tho seed
Into the seams,
cover It gently
with rich, black
loam and try to
Oh! Ow! How
that kink in your
back does hurtl
And Just as the
bullfrog in tho
wamp sounds his first bassoon and
the black skaters on the lake begin to
fade from sight in the approaching
dusk, the bull-pup rushes madly down
tha terrace after a black cat which
he overtakes in the very vitals of your
When the pow-wow has subsided,
you mend the havoc and slap the bed
gently with a wet board. Then you
go into the house and calculate how
many radishes can be raised from Ave
cents worth of seeds.
Next morning you get up early and
go down to the garden. No, the rad
ishes are not up yet. Mike tells you
It takes oh, several days, and you go
away satisfied. The book says you
must water the young seeds copiously,
and you do.
After two weeks of waiting, you dig
Into the bed like a small boy Investi
gating the mechanism of his new
watch, and find tha seeds have all
rotted from too much water, and cold
Then you try It again, and while you
don't expect to have the first radishes
in town, you expect to have radishes.
When the plants do arrive there are a
dozen in a bunch. The book tells you
My, but that Is back-breaking workl
Mike offers to do It, but what 'good Is
a garden If you can't work It your
self! And then comes a regular Cardinal
Wolsey frost and nips the shoots.
"Why. you shouldn't have planted
radishes for two weeks yotl" admon
ishes a neighbor.
That makes you mad, and you quit
gardening. Mlko grins, orders mora
seeds and makes tho finest plot In
town. While you sit up in your room
and write things, he transplants and
cultivates and grins!
Pshaw, what's the uso of raising
radishes, anyhow? Why, last week
you wrote n story and sold it for
enough to buy all the radishes la
Mlko saya the moral is that every
man should stick to his trado. Tou
say any fool ought to know bow to
raise a suburban garden.
Mike makes no reply. This Is dan
gerous ground for him!
The bock beer season has arrived.
Mayors who find their lamp posts
twisted will know the reason why.
A country merchant advertises:
"Kid gloves 50 cents. They won't last
long at this price." Of course not
A Chicago man who can talk four
teen languages Is holding copy In a
proof room for $12 a week. Again, let
us pause to remark that silence Is
A correspondent wants to know
what caused the original monkey and
parrot time. I don't know, but a mar
riage license has caused a lot of them
A Kansas paper says: A young
man being hard up, pawned his dress
suit. When his finances were in bet
ter shape, he redeemed the suit. One
day his mother was looking over the
suit and found a ticket on the coat
the pawnbroker's ticket. "My son,"
she said, "what is that?" Then the
young man explained that he had at
tended a dance and, the room being
very warm, the men took off their
coats. Tho ticket was- placed on the
coat In the cloak room to Identify It,
he said. Then the mother found
similar tag on the pantaloons. "My
son," she said, gravely, "What sort of
a dance was that?
Local j lows
Clarence Coram was In Fulton
A. 0. Caruthers has been visiting
Mrs. R. T. Tyler has returned
from a visit to Louisville.
Mrs. Kate Doss, of Dorena, Me.,
was here Monday shopping.
Five gallons White Rose gasoline
SI, at Courier office. Its purei
FOR SALE : Young sow and sev
en pigs. Good stock. W. J. Bar
John Hunzlckcr went to Dyers-
burg, Friday, where he spent several
Miss Carmen Crawford, of
Dorena, Mo., was here Monday
Mr. Rosencrantz, of New York,
visited the Mengel Box Company
Dave Bryant, ot Union City, visit
ed his daughter, Mrs. T. A. Led
ford, last week.
Sam Salmon has returned from
Hales Point, Tenn., where he has
been for several weeks.
Miss Lsrinne bmith, who has a
position in Memphis, is visiting her
parents, Dick braith and family.
Don't always be at the mercy of
your land lord. Let the Hickman
Courier Realty Co., sell you a lot
at si a week. Its easy.
There is no old stock on our
shelves. If you like the freshest
and best groceries, phone (. U.
Moore. All goods delivered.
C. A. Glasier, Prof. A. J. Hun
xiker and son, Eruiel, spent Tuesday
eveniog in Union Uty, at the con
Prof. Pickering gives it as his
opinion that a message to Mars can
be sent for Sio.uoo.uuu. A face
tious paragrapher suggests that it
be sent "collect."
Kent Raney and wife, of Union
City, moved here Thursday, and are
occupying Mrs. Uma bhaw s rest
dence on Troy Avenue. Mr. Raney
is in the insurance business.
Remember, when you get a blue
mark on the corner of your paper or
a postal calling attention to your
subscription to this paper expiring
that it will stop the following week,
No exceptions" to this rule.
STRAYED OR STOLEN : Sorrel
horse. IS hands hich. 9 years old,
frosty nose, and thin mane and tail.
Disappeared about April 24th. Re
ward for horse or information. a.
S. Barkett, Hickman, Ky.
In our "news-gathering rounds"
we'find the new store of E. R. Elli
son onu of the busiest stores in Hick
man. Mr. Ellison has an iron-clad
nil of crediting no one not even
his grandmother and is making a
successful demonstration of this sen
sible business policy. His many
friends will be clad to know thil he
Is making a success ol his new ven
ture, and we shall be glad when
every store in the land adopts t.ie
pay as-you-go system.
New Summer Millinery
J New and attractive showing
of mid-season Millinery. Hats that
are not only attractive because of
their good style; they also represent
unusual values. A showing of the
newest and most correct fashion for
early summer wear.
New Shapes, Nelfr Flowers
...Nelfr Trimmed Sailors...
Baltzer & Dodds Dry Goods Co.
Late Styles in Ladies Oxfords
Well dressed women demand originality
fort and durability in their footwear. Cm'
Their desires have been especially well enred fi
in the new styles of E. P. Reed's oxfords which y
have just received. .
We have them in bronze, kid, suede, inn, patcn
and via leathers, made over the latest and best ie
ing lasts, that cause them to please the eye and feel
good to the foot.
S2.SO to S4.00
Wewest Shapes in Misses Oxfords
pi tvit TTlTV
Oce Harris was in Union City
Strawbetry and Ice Cream supper
Jim Soraers, of Union City, was
here this week.
Lee Campbell spent Sunday in
Mound City with home folks.
Do you wear pants? Have
Schmidt, the tailor, to make them.
Let C. H. Moore fill that grocery
order. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Misses Pearl and Myrtle King, of
Dorena, Mo., were here Monday
Mrs. E. C. Newman, of Memphis,
Tenn., is the guestof her sister, Mrs.
F. S. Moore and wife went to Villa
Ridge, Ills., Tuesday night to visit
Mrs. Moore's parents.
Engraved cards and embossed
tationery and cards of every de
scription at this office,
Lindsay Jackson, proprietor of
Hickman's leading barber shop,
was a visitor in town Friday.
The negro Masons of this city will
hold ceremonies with a corner-ttoee
laying &t the Pleasant Hill Baptist
church, Sunday, June 13th.
Compare our prices with any other
store in Western Kentucky and see
who sells house furnishings the
cheapest St. Louis Fur. Co.
FOR SALE Thoroughbred Rhode
Island Reds eggs (15) for setting,
$1.00. Splendid layers. Mrs. G.
B. Threlkeld, State Line, Ky.
At the district meeting of the
Knights of Pythias in Paducah last
Friday, Judge Bunk Gardner, of
Mayfield, was elected district dep
uty. The ladles Aid Society will have
a Strawberry and Ice Cream Supper
In the Baltzer Building next door to
Farmers & Merchants Bank this
'What brought you here?" said
a Hickman magistrate to an Irish
offender. "Two policemen, sorr,"
was the reply, "Ah, drunk, of
courser" "Yes, sorr, bilh o' thira."
Mrs J. M. Hubbard entertained
a number of friends Saturday after
noon at "500.' Much interest and
enthusiasm were manifested In the
progressive games. Apricot ices
and cake were served. Mrs. E. C
Newman, of Memphis, was an cut-of-town
Noting thai in 1907 the beef trust
paid cattlemen $12.50 apiece for
cows and sold the hides alone for
$9 apiece is not the way to get
Aldrich to permit free hides. Such
a good thiog for the trusts as a tariff
on hides is not likely to be let slip
by the trusts' best friend at Wash
ington. The ladles of the Embroidery Club
were delightfully entertained Friday
afternoon from three to Ave by Mrs
A. M. Tyler. This being the last
entertainment of thatCIub until fall,
the afternoon was unusually enjoyed
There were a number of guests, and
one out-of-town guest, Mrs. E. C
Newman, Mrs Tyler's sister. Lily
pudding and cake were setved.
New Madrid Is not setting up any
claims to having as a resident.
George Washington's body servant,
but we have a negro named William
Rogers, who carried the challenge
from uen. Jackson to Gen. 1'ack en
ham, at New Orleans on January 7,
wis, to tight a battle next day.
'Did they fight next day?" he was
asked. "Yes, sir' he replied "and
I was there until they fired the first
big cannon " This story is authen
tic for he told it himself and says he
was 13 years old at the time. New
A stranger giving his name as
John Sublett, and his residence as
Kenton, drove Into Fulton last Satur
day to the home of J. A. Knigh
ton, opposite the Usona Hotel, and
asked that he be allowed to leave a
child there and that he would be
As he did not appear within the
next few hours the family suspected
the old "hold the baby'' game and
searched the city for traces of Mr
Sublett. He was not found, but a
telephone message from Mayfield
this afternoon to the Knighton fami
ly asked them to send the little girl,
who gives her name as Elizabeth
Roe, back, which was done. Ow
ing to the tender age of the child,
which is about 5 years, it Is not
known how to account for the
strange happenings, but rumors of
kidnapping are afloat.
Miss Ethel Edmlston Is visiting
friends near Fulton, this week.
Alia Pewttt, of near Fulton, is
visiting her cousin, Earline Edmls
ton. Herschell Bradley, of Columbus,
visited his mother, a few days this
Miss Nina McClellan is visiting
friends In Rives and Jackson, this
Miss Thelma Mayes has returned
home, from an extended visit to
friends in Columbus.""
Earline Edmlston returned home
Saturday, after several weeks' visit
with relatives near Fulton.
A monument to the memory of
Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, a brave sol
dier who sacrificed his life fighting
for the "Lost Cause" was unveiled
at Paducah, Saturday. The money
for the monument was raited by The
Daughters of the Confederacy. The
News-Democrat In commenting on
the work done by the Paducahjihap
ter, has the following to say of Mrs.
Roy McKinney, daughter of Mrs.
A. A. Fatis, sr: "The present
president of the chapter, Mrs. Roy
W. McKinney, elected last Novem
ber, has exhibited fine executive
ability in completing the work so
well begun. She arranged the de
tails ot the unveiling in an admirable
Baseball Saturday afternoon and
Farm and I arnurj.
It is a mistake r -.
uiikci mm pcuigre
An Oil barrrl r - i- ......
cxceiicm ariOKing '
Keep the little i h. t drr HmJ
inc is sucn a irur , t,u.
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aster with them as wrt ad ts'A,
The hleh orue
it expensive ounces:) ra.tag cilii I
mai arc auoweo I. t their dt
Be careful ab '
horses this spncp rttkeawtol
a full grain di;t uraj.illy Bsp
inc nam cor gra , . tx
Give the hori'j w!tr vhea it-
turning from the - J, then Mat
feeding them the r rjri;a ratios to
them chew on hay I r tilt u hoc.
Benin earlv Ij fa the call c
lead. It is a i.n:: fsu vfc-a tt
is small but not i rJt if citKtl
he is a year or t J j
A gunny sick a a ..': cfpipcl
share off with CA Jsj'i :ri ul
done, and they . i u'e? t! u tntW
as a dollar.
Turn the cows l'.j the pistor;!
half a day at a ' t) start villi
and then onlv al"r a cxd feei cil
hay. This wiilprevr-;ii:aitreiJ
ble with scours
The higher temr-'i'.re itid
the milk Is run t.r:.gb the tcpanil
or the larcer the ar t ci ertisj
Ki,l tl .III h Ih r lh era:
which is skimm'J fron r,tr e2 J
Postmaster I T -eS
$25 reward for tr a-e cf the f trl
v. .1 d'J
son or persons . i
fetmt tlmn Ih.t r.t t"a djv
fovernwenl arc- in. 'it'M W'l
etc., from the wa; a 1 the p5t--
snil Ihrown th-n 7fT tsasH-1
case. This is nc c . a lail. tricll
hul fi nunUhak: i . a lt CI 1 1
lr.i thin SS0 zi -' e in Ul
n.nllnllarv. Prf i ISOptf 1
m- hid btttil
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be careiui. ir- -"" "l
ilm nntlfii-it the C I'Cll tr thlt
ter order mult t 'a the pesf
Saturday night tas-bill I psj
First of its kind y j fvrro--n
portuuity to see
Louis Ridley a-i i:a,cf H
ni.t t. rt rcf i COffie l-'H
Villi U M ' '
Have you ever noticed the difference
in the way you are served at soda
fountains) It has taken year8 f cx
perience to bring our soda service up
its present state of perfection. AH
, the little things that tend to mnkey wr
order order more tempting and palat-ablc-we
do em. Wc contend that
our soda service is unexcelled.
The Hickman Drug Comp9