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Taf t Day at Hickiman
Make Your Headquarters at JONES'
ZUE BIST PLACE IN CW!
Soda Water, Cigars,
Ice Cream, Cakes, Pies, Bread
Fruits, Nuts, Candies
Fire Works and Novelties, Etc.
Buy tickets for Steamer Dick Fowler at Jones
And Enjoy an Hours de on the cMtsstssippi ver.
TAFT DAY SATURDAY.
The flnanco committee for the re
ception and entertainment of Presi
dent Taft on next Tuesday, have de
cided to hnvo a Tag Day Saturday,
and offer fire cash prizes of $1 each
to the ones raising the most money
This Is an opportunity for the young
folks to assist In entertaining tho
president, and the committee believes
that the nbovo proposition will meet
with a ready response Tags can be
obtained at this office or from II. C.
Helm, chairman of tho committee.
It will bo easy tc cam one of tho
prizes, as the con mlttco has divided
the prizes so that more than ono get
The Luten family ,one of tho old
est and most respected in this sec
tion of tho state, bad a reunion at
the D. A. Luten farm, near Moscow,
Tho following wcro present:
Dr. S. W. Luten and wife, of Hick
S. D. Luten and family, of Hickman
Or. J. R. Luten and family, of Ful
Henry Davis and family, of Caycc.
Dick Griffey and family, of Mos
Allen Utterback and family, of Clin
Mrs. J. M. Porter and daughter, of
S. B. Luten and family, of Oakton.
Mrs. P. D. Beadles, of Florence.
Mr. Sublett and family, of Clinton
D. A. Luten and family, of Union
Mrs. Lou Luten and two sons.
Miss Nannie Luten.
Mrs. Nallllng and children.
Misses Cavltta Hughes, Addle Brow-
der, and Marvin Browder, Earl and
nichard Itioe. of Fulton.
Fifty-six people wcro present, and
all had a good time.
Tho reason why our business is in'
creasing so rapidly is because wo
sell only good goods and wo sell
them at lower prices. E. It. Ellison's
On Friday night tho 22nd Inst. Miss
Anton will present "Jayvlllo Junction
under the auspices of tho Ladles of
tho Presbyterian church. MIbs An
ton, who comes from Memphis, is a
llr i "n n -. 1 .1.111. ,
ummi ui uucui ilUU UUllliy UDU Oil
Joys a most excellent reputation as
a directress nnd Is endorsed by tho
press of all the Southern States nnd
In fact in all places where tho has
presented her plays.
COUNTY HIGH SCH00L8 AND TAX
ATION. Within two years after the passage
or this act (Oct of 190S) there shall
bo established by the County Hoard
of Education of each county one or
more county high schools:
Provided, There Is not already ex
isting in the county a high school of
tho first class. If such high school
already exists, and If the County
Board may be able to make such an
arrangement with tho trustees or tho
Board of Education of Bald high
school as will furnish to the pupils
completing tho rural school coureo
free tuition In said high school, then
said high school may be considered
as meeting tho purpose of this law
without tho establishment by tho
Board of another high school. (Sec
tion 98, School Laws of Kentucky.)
From the above extract It, will bo
seen that the establishment of coun
ty high schools Is required by law.
that it is not left to tho judgment
of the County Board of Education
whether or not they shall bo es
tabllshed, but it is mandatory that
they b oestablishcd in every county
in the stato:
Provided, thero Is no first class
school In the county. If n high school
of the first class already exists In
the county, the County Board of Ed
ucation may arrange with the trasteo
of Eald high school for the admit
tance of pupils from tho country
schools who hnvo completed tho com
mon school courso of study. Tho
ruling of tho State Department Is tha
the County Board is not limited to
ono high school, but that It has tho
power to unlto with as many first
class high schools that are already
established In tho county as It deems
necessary. Tho County Board of Ful
ton county, knowing that thero were
but few pupils in tho county who had
completed the common schooTcourse,
considered it more economical for the
county, moro convenient for the pu
pils, and better In every way to unlto
with the two first class high
schools already existing in the coun
ty than .to attempt to build and
maintain a separnto high school at
this thno. So arrangements wero
made with tho trustees of tho Hick
man and Fulton schools to admit to
their high school department all pu
pils from tho common schoolH of Ful
ton county who had completed trio
required common school courso of
Btudy, tho County Board paying for
their tuition from tho county tax.
Thero are ten such pupils attending
Fulton high school, and thlrteon at
tending the high nchool department
of Hickman College.
Now as to tbo school funds of
tho county, Tho amount received
this year from tho stato is $4.22 per
pupil child. This Includes tho Inter
est on the County Bond, and tho pay
ment of teachers. It is determined
by tho authorities at Frankfort, and
Is separate nnd distinct from tho
county tax. Not ono cent of tho coun
ty school tax is Included In it.
Under tho old School Law, the dis
trict was tho unit of taxation for
school purposes; n district levied a
tax when It was needed, and the fund
from said tax wns used solely by
nnd Fulton District paying a 25 cunt
property tax nnd poll tax. Noun of
he county school tax goes to cither
of these schools In any wny, except
to pay tho tuition of those pupils who
have entered the high schools from
the country districts, according to the
law quoted from Section OS, I wish
to mnke this point partlcutary clear,
that not one cent of tho county tax
goes to cither ltlckiuan or Fulton
schools except In tho way of tuition
as explained aboro.
Tho law says that the county
Come to Hickman,
Tuesday, Oct. 26th
AND GO TO.
f , 1
E. R. Ellison's
The place where you can buy
pood Goods, fVf
AT LOWER PRICES
You Are Welcome :
on that day, or any other, to come nnd stay ,
as long as you like.
that district. Under the new School
Law, tho county Is tho unit of
taxation. Tho school tax Is levied
by tho Fiscal Court as the other coun
ty tax is levied and collected by
the sheriff as othor taxes nre collect
ed with this exception; graded schools
are exempt from tbo provisions of
this net, and tho county tax canm.t
bo levied on property within graded
The g? tided schools of Hickman
and Fulton aro maintained by taxes
lovicd on proporty within their bound
aries-, tho Hickman District paying
a 45 cent property tax nnd a poll tax,
school tax shall not exceed 20 cents
property tax and one dollar poll tax.
Tho tax for Fulton county Is 10
cents property tax and fifty cents
poll tax. This tax Is used by tho
County Board for tho purchase and
condemnation of necessary real us
tato; for building. Improving, repair
ing and furnishing school houses, for
tho payment of teachers, for extend
ing tho school term, and for pur
chasing necessary supplies, as In
tholr Judgment as County Board the
This article is written, not to do-
fond tho now School Law, but to ex
plain certain parts that seem to bo
misunderstood, Our Individual opin
ions regarding it merits havi noth
ing to do with Its enforcement, for
as long as It is on the Statute Hooks
of tho Stato it must bo obeyed.
DORA M. SMITH,
ELECTION IN OBION.
Saturday marked the dote of one
of tho hardest fought battles ever
waged In Obion county in a Demo
crntlc primary. Much interest was
manifested In tho rnco for county
Judge. Judge A. J. Lnwsou Rot a plu
rallty of 200 over tho other two caudl
datta. Sheriff T. J. Easterwood was
nominated over his opponent. J. V
Worly was nominated without oppo
sition, as was J. M. Chapel, for regis
tor. Tho rnco for county court clerk
was tho hardest fought battle. C. fj
Tatlcy winning by 2 votes, lh prc
tlcally every precinct heard from. II
M. Golden was tho successful caudl
ilato' for circuit court clerk, winning
by a largo majority over J. A. Hooves
tho prcsnt clerk.
'The rnco for circuit Judffe, which
promised U bo one of tho closest In
th6 county, was somewhat of a dl
appointment. Judge Jones carrying
tho county by about COO votes,
BAVntlVIt I P.
j . i. iuiuaru was neru uunaay.
Dan .Morrow was In Bayouvllo on
Wm. Hy so. of East ITnlrlo. Is vis-
ftlnc'lii, this vicinity. 1 IM
i i II.!
Miss Amy Hubbard visited on Sugar
Treo Hldgo last week.
Mrs. D. A. Jones Is visiting rcla
lives In Tennessee this week.
''Buster'' Tucker will leavp for his
future homo In Caruthcrsvlllo Thurs
it; C. "VJckors " has been suffering
with- a bone-felon for the past two
Mrs. Alex Barnes, of Hickman, vis
ited her country homo at Throe Stato
Mo., last week.
Mrs. M. Francis, of Now Madrid,
passed through horo in her now auto
mobile, Mpnday. :
Quito n largo crowd attended tho
bhow at tho river Saturday night.
I. Do Leon Is in Cairo on business.
I tako pleasure In recommending
Mrs. Bob Salmon as seamstress and
hair dresser. Am well pleased with
work done for mo, Mrs. F. II. Shaw.
TAFT DAY VIEWS.
Wo have iimdo special armr
ments to tako pictures of all the .
terestlng views In It'., anus on Tafti
Day. Tliey will b finiihcd on rw
lar. pott cards and will bi handle
souvenirs of the occasion Price Ut
per doren. Leave orders it fIm t
Ellison's drug store and the cards
will bo reserved for you,
After spending tho day of Oct
out-of-doors, ypu had bc'trr take i
bottlo of Tur Dpi' h.imo with jot,
Best rough remedy on the nulH
Helm & Ellison
JUDGE FOR YOURSELF.
Which Is Detter Try an Eipert
ment or Profit by a Hickmin
Something new Is an eioeriaest
Must be prorcd to tc ai rifrt
seniod, Tho statement of 'bo manuttctcttr
Is not convincing propf ot merit
. i But tho endorsement of frlendi li.
Now supposing nu bad a had back;
A Lamn, Wink or ArhlBK one
Wou4 ypu exp rjinent pa It'
oil read of many p-ralrd row,
Endorsed by strangers (mm hr.
It's different hen th" cndorKBUt
come ffpui home
Easy tp pfpte loral testimony
Homo ondorsetnetu la the proof that
backs every box of want kwmj
Hood this raac
A. J. Ilunilker. Kast lliraman, Kl-
ays I "I cannot ssr tco nsurh n fa
xr of Doan's Kidney I'HU 'try
had n tmly wonderful effect upon uf
kidneys. I suffered for wm ffn
from attacks of kidney trouble and
n times thcru was a d"U cn
tho small of my lack, hlca nn
mo miserable A short lnse K I
procured Doau's Kidney nui i
tc Klllson's drug s'orc and ibroufh
their uso found entire Mtef 'roa "
For salo by all dealrri. rrlce M
Fnatr.llburn Co.. Buffalo, f
York, solo agents for w in
' Remember tho name Doani-tM
take no othor.
A rlvll norvlce examination M
. " . ,ki. nil
held nt tbo ppstpiiH'o i "
next Saturday for wrrlro on W
routes. About JO ppllc.'loM
.. filed, romlng from varloui pw
of the county; however, we know
only ono place to be filled, ro
rtinnime. out of Fulton in
on this routo recen'iy resist-
-i JonsTES7 nsrcx 2 if-
Next Door to Hickman Bank
Place to get, Something To Bat
Short Orders a Specialty. Prompt Service; Reasonable prices