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THE HICKMAN COURIER
CsYsrt V iltrn Ktntnckr Uki ths Dsw"
W. 0. SPEED, and '3. 0. BEXTON,
r Editors and rropritor.
ONE DOLLAR Villi YEAR
CASH IS ADVANCE.
Entered at the nickmnn, Kentucky,
postoOlcs a second-class mull mutter,
OUR METHOD WASTEFUL
IRISH ECONOMIST GIVES AMER
ICAN FARMERS ADVICE.
Farmers of Middle Wilt Have Uoen
More Like Land Bpeculatora
Xcw Vork. Slinking before tlic Heo
noniic and llisttirinvt Association, Sir
llornrc I'lunkctt, of DtiUHn, wlio lias
brought about almost a riirnl rev
olution in Ireland, ami is wild to
know more about the resources of
the United States than 00 jt rent of
our own citizen, said:
"I soc n rapidly increasing cost of llv
ing. At the end of a century, a Mr. Hill
lias told j ou, tlioro will be a vat I m
jHirtatidii of food stulT. into America If
your farming method are not changed
for the better. Such a situation rail for
urgent action by congress and by state
legislatures. As an alien 1 have no right
to say what such action should be, but
if I may not prescribe, I may describe.
"The system of agriculture In the Cen
tral U'cst, or that ruirt of it settled
thirty years ago, was the most wasteful
I ever saw. The so-called farmer was
not a farmer, but a land simulator. He
went into the country knowing that the
land was sure to rise in value. So he
bough all tlto land he could get and
then robbed the land to meet his obli
gations until he could realize hU eventual
sure profits from a sale. There has got
to be a change. I believe .there will
come in this country co-operation be
tween farmers the plan long ago forced
upon the farmers of older couutries by
the competition of the then virgin soils
MISS BELLE KINNEY WINS
Her Design for Memorial to Women
of South Selected.
Managua. ltcccnt reports that the
American, Oroce and Cannon, were tor
tured before being shot are untme. The
facts were in the possession of the state
department at Washington a month ago,
and it was generally suposed tliut auy
details of the tragedy lud been given
publicity through official channels. As
it is, advantage has been taken of the
oportunity in some in-ttqnecs to paint
n picture that was more interesting than
The glory of C'apt. Anibul Chaves, ho
refused to obey an order to take cum
nund of the firing Miiad, is dimmed
somewhat by tho light of known circum
stance, (ieneral Toledo, Medina and
lriasa had implored Xelaya to abandon
his purpose cf shooting the two Ameri
cans. Zclaya, however, could not be influ
enced, and Cicneral Toledo finally or
dered Captain Chaves not to assume com
mand of the squad. Clrarea chose to
obey Toledo rather tlian the president,
and as a consequence wns arretted and
held in jail for six weeks. I'pon his re
Irate Chaves made the most of the episode.
AMERICANS MOT TORTURED
Zelnya Wm Firm and Unyielding to
Requests for Mercy.
Atlanta, (In. A design for a suitable
memorial to the women of the Confed
eracy was aekittd hero Wednesday by
u committee of Confederate veterans
named by (Jen. Clement A. Kvans, at the
Memphis reunion lust June. All the
Mouthern states except one were repre
sented at the meeting. Only two artists
submitted designs, Louis I'otter, of New
York, who is now in Athintu, and Mil
Belle Kinney, of Nashville. The design
submitted by Miss Kinney was selected.
The committee held a session this
morning at which plans vvoru prepared
for perfecting their organization and
raising funds for the erection of monu
ments to tie women of the Confederacy
in each of tho .Southern states.
lor the purpose of raising funds to
pay for the erection of one of these me
morials in the capital of each of the
Southern states, the following committee
was appointed: (Jen. O. C. Walker, South
Carolina, chairman; Gen. Julian U. Carr,
North Carolina, treasurer! (ien. John 1.
Hickman, Tennessee, secretary i Ceil. J.
O. Wnddell, Georgia; MuJ. C. M. Kclder,
South Carolina! Ma. L. V. Scott, Mis
sissippi; Col. James Dlcklus, Louisiana.
The price agreed upon for the monu
ment is $5,000, the veterans entering
into uu agreement to accept no less than
ten in duplicate.
TWO NEW BUGABOOS OF CHILDHOOD. '
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DRAG CHINESE OUT OF CARS.
Celestials Being Smuggled in Via Texas
Denver, Colo. Federal officers drugged
two Chinese out of their berths in l'ull
mail sleepers and will send tneni to Suu
Francisco fur deportation. The ofliiers
uy the Oilentuls are incmlH-rs of tho
baud of eight young Chinese who swum
the Itio (irande river several nlhti sgo.
Ofliciull assert that bundled of Chinese
are being smuggled across the Mexican
border, takeu to obscure points in Texas,
Colorado and other Western tales, uud
then shipped in freight curs to the East
Ths Anti-Cigarette League Says the Cigarette Is as Dad as the Hookworm.
COTTON GOES TO 16,16
INCREASED BUYINO OF ACTUAL
Spinners Turned Bulla Receipts Are
Light Some Selling for
Memphis, Tenn. The cotton market
arose from its holiday rest with a bound
ing start and with the inception of busi
ness prices were 15 to 2(1 points higher
in .American markets and throughout the
day the advance was maintained with
only such variations as are incident upon
the profit-taking that nccoiupanies n
bull market. It was a big, broad tilTuir,
and in point of trading the day has sel
dom been exceeded this season. Large
sales wrte made for bulls' accouit. The
market absorbed this selling with scarce
ly a flicker and was at the close nigh up
to the best level of the session, with
March in New Vork selling at 15.87 and
May 16.12c. Active options wero 13
.o 10 points higher, January in svmpathy
with the advance in spots, showing rela
tively greater advance.
The rise was accompanied by an ac
tive demand for spot cotton at Southern
markets, which were almost without ex
ception 1-8 cent or more higher. At
Memphis the quotation was marked up
to IS 1-3 cents middling, tho top notch
f the season. At New Orleans 3-16 cent
was put on, making the middling basis
5 1-2 cents.
Receipts for the day were small at
ports and interior towns and during the
holiday interim were (mite small at the
Cotton prices are nliout one cent high-
r than a month ago, but the technical
position of the market seems goui ami
bulls are opulent and confident.
HIGH PRICES COME TO STAY
America Ceasing to Be Producing
Nation, Declares Clark.
Washington. '"The present high prieen
for farm products have come to stay;
tho rural population is playing out; the
resent census, if it classes the unineer-
o rated villages as towns, will show be
tween CO and 03 per cent, of populitiun
Hving in towns," declared Hepresrntativo
Champ Chirk of Missouri, the minority
leader of the house. "At the present
rute, in twenty year, the I'nited States
will cease to bo an exorting nation for
gricultural products, except as to cot
"One of the principal causes of the
high prices of farm products is the world
wide movement of people toward towns
and cities. Wh.le a few Jx-oplo in towns
ml cities have gardens and raise chick-
cus, and occasionally pigs, practically the
ntire town ami city imputation are non-
producers of anything to eat, but aro
consumers only. For the first time, last
ear, Argoiitmn beat us in exporting
corn, nnd Argentina and llrasil aro now
tlgliting to take the frozen meat trade
WE ARE MUSICAL BARBARIANS
Neglect of Musical Education Key
note of Meeting.
Chicago. The American people aro
uimieal barbarians, and tho function of
the American musician is to civilize the
people." Till declaration by I'resideltt
Abram W. Harris of Northwestern Uni
versity, was tho keynote of the thirty
first annual convention of the Music
Teachers' National Association, which
met here Tuesday.
"It is a regrettable fact that music
plays such a little part in tho education
of the K-ople," said 1'resideut Harris,
"and it is u shame that college gradu
ates know so little of the sublime works
of music. A young man who goes Into
the world without uny idea und apprecia
tion of music is oorly t-ipiipiicd for his
lite work, for he is forever burred from
the uplifting qualities to bo derived from
gieat musical compositions."
SAID "AMEN" TOO LOUD.
Fervent Worshiper Arrested Awaits the
Grind Jury's Action.
Fairmont, W. Va. llecuuse, it l al
leged, ho worked himself into a frenzy,
and the volume of his rented "aniens"
tame near breaking up seveiul sessions
of u let U al meeting of the Methodist
rhiirrh, L. M. Snyder, a prominent far
mer, was urri'sted and held In $000 bond
to ivyvuit the artion of the grand jury on
1 charge of disturbing religious worship.
30 PERISH IN STORM
BLIZZARD OREATEST EXPERI
ENCED IN YEARS.
Fiv Million Dollar in Property
Destroyed in nnd Around Boston.
Hundreds Are Homeless.
New York. Kighteen persons In and
rar New York perished In the C!irii
mas blizzard or from arridrnt eauiil
by it. Six of thee died from exposuie
after being caught in snowdrifts. Utii
ers were drowned and several were killed
Blockades on railroads crested a short
age of food supplies and u consequent
increase in price, which contributed to
tlm hardship of the poor.
Five Million in Property Destroyed la
Vicinity of Boston. .
Boston, Mass. Masses uf wreckage,
apparently from the five-ruaU-rchooiwr
Davis Palmer, of Boston, were found on
the Wch at Hull Monday, and It T,!
lievn! the vessel struck on one of Mi
nuter ledges of the bailor during Sun
day's storm and went to pieces, Uh
the lot of all on board, a total of twelve
rive million dolUr loss was the esti
mate made uf he havoc wrought in ah-1
around Btou by (ho lilizrartl ay it
swept New Kngland and drove a record
tide over the coast. ( -IA
On land no fatalities liarcbccnfie
nortcd besides tho four known toftiav
occurred in Chelsea, where a tidal vvJe
bursting through the dyke along Island
Kml river. Hooded eighty acres of homes
and forced 2,300 persons to flee, scantily
clad, into the raging storm.
Tho storm was the greatest that New
Kngland has experienced in eleven years.
All along the coast phenomenal tides
were reported. In many places sen walls
were battered to pieces, boulevards razed!
and curbs and houe along the shorn
ATTEMPTED TO KILL MOTHER
Would-B Murderer Is Barricaded tn
House and Heavily Armed.
Memphis, Tenn. Heavily barricaded
in a little Itouso on Kay u venue, ariiutl
with a heavy sltotgun ami a pistol, and
swearing tnat he will kill the first rtn
who attempted to take him, James Fraak
Hit lloach, tho young man who attempted
to kill his mother, Mrs. Sullie E. Mi'ier,
is hemmed in by a ossi of ufllerrs, who
slowly but surely are drawing the lines
of their dragnet closer about the man,
wlio, from present indications, will never
bo taken alive.
Frenzied with rage bceanse his mother
had upbraided him for an alhrr.1 tlwft,
Batch, lo is 30 years old. walki-d Into
tho rear room of his mother's little dwell
ing, and without a word of warning sent
a bullet crashing into her hmd. With'
a groan she staggered to her feet, and"
then, after tottering several stops,
pitched forward on tho floor
MORSE NEAR PRISON STRIPES.
Only Technicality Between Banker and
New York. Only a technicality now
stands between Charles V. More, bank
er and one-time Ico king, and the lift ecu
year sentence in the federal prison at
Atlanta. Judge Hough, In the I'nited
States court today, denied his motion
for a new trial, but close upon the heels
of the decision Martin W. Littleton, his
counsel, announced that one more stand
would be taken. Tomorrow he wilt move
in the circuit court for a writ of error
on Judge Hough's decision of today,
If this is denied, Morse will begin tho
new year serving his sentence for viola
tion of the national banking laws, the
supremo court of tho United States
having previously refused to interfere) In
Runaway Boy Returns Rich,
Indianapolis, I nil. From Nashville,
the seat of Brown county, a capital yet
iintcxlied by a railroad, mines (ho story
uf the return to his parents In the lonely
hilt country uf John Freushaw, whom
tho old folks had not seen or heard from
for twenty years, and who brought back
to them nut only (heir lost son, but
also a Christmas present of $1,000. John
irenshavv was 13 years old when he
ipiurrelcd with his father and ran away
TELLS OF COOK'S FLIGHT
IN DIBQUIBK, KK WENT TO
KUKOrU UNDER AN ALIAS.
Had His Moustacbo Shaved Off and
Changed His Cloths When lis
Was Making His Escape.
New York .lust how Dr. Frederick A
Cook, the discredited !e finder, lied
front New Yolk In disguise, look an nv
siinied .imino and sought reluge hi Eu
rope was made public Sunday by
I harles Wake, formerly a ttauntli Cook
"Just before he started north for (he
Hle be atkrd me to seomipany him,"
ssld Mr. Wake, 'but I was unable to go.
The next I heard of him was when he
cabled from lirrenlsnd on his way south
that he had reached the earth's tup.
"I met him on hi arilial In New
ork. I was In mom or less renstant
'ouch with hfm until he went to the
Hotel (iramatan, where he thought he
iiuld work undisturbed on his datu for
t openhagen. Ijiter he asked me. to ee
him about a plot to deprive hthi of his
reciinls. He had ttsylil various let
ters, he said, and i-elif fd 'that Ids ene
mies might even tok'e hti life to get pos
session of his silt a. . ,
"l also received ' similar ie tiers,
threatening death toIr. Cook, What
lo made me share, In the apprehen
sivrness of Dr. Cock and his wife was
the knowledge that large' sums of money
were spent to shadow him and myself.
"At last the doctor became to (earful
of harm that at Ms request I nt
every night at the Hotel (irsmatan from
Not. 19 up to the time he left. Ha was
unable to get sny sleep, and lcamc a
nervous wreck. Meanttme he grew room
t vcitnrn. I could get hardly it word out
"It was finally arranged that Mr.
Lonsdale, Dr. Cook's secretary, should
sill fur Coenhagen with a tytwnrilteii
copy of the records and (hat tho doctor
and his wife, with the originals, should
all for (ieuoa under assumed names on
the Odrle,' leaving Nov. 27. ImsJalr
sras (o meet Dr. and Mrs. Cook at Strt
"They left the (intmatan the after
noon of Nor. St, and by a circuitous
route reached (he IVnnsylvanla station,
lersey CHy. On (he way the doe(or had
his itiotitehe shaved off and exchanged
Ml del by for a slmieh hat."
"The next heard from Dr. Cook was
letter from Toronto, rreoived on Nov.
27 by his wife. He asked her to meet
him In Europe. In It he Saul, 'My wife
is mere iHipoitattt than the polar mat
ter.' On Dec. -I Mrs. Cok sailed for
Europe with the original records. n
Dee. 10 T received a cablegram from Dr.
(ok from IJsUin, Portugal. I have
no Idea where. the doetor is now."
Democrats Win Fight Ship Subsidy Bur
ing the Session.
Washington. "Tlie program of the
Democrat in the house of this session
is to keep down the amount of the si
proprUtloii UHs und to vote sgaiust ship
subsidv." said Minority Ixailsr ( barap
Hark of Missouri. the Ikmimi leaders
are rashlng everything to grt the a im
propriation measures through, and t't
sutijvct nnd the ship subsidy prnistsition
Ivem to I hi alsHit the only two things
that are to be twken up.
"We are oppolcd to ship sulstidy lulls.
We favor a' river ami harbor bill. I
took for adjournment of Congress In
.ipril, certainly by May 1."
CARRIE NATION APPEALS.
ilned 1 100 in Police Court for Slushes
Washington. Mrs. Carrie Nation ha
nppeuted the ease in which she was fined
$100 for smashing the bar at the uiihhi
station In this city to the district ciwt
tft apK-al. Her attorney lias raised sev
ers! tsinstltutiotml questions in her de
fense, tho prlwljial one l-lng tlmt the
prosecution, should have lieen made In
(Jie iwioe uf the I'nited States instead
if the District of Columbia.
Benefactions Break Record.
New York The total pnblle Ixtiefec
itos In the I'nited States during the
just twelve months was $111140,000--$10.010,000
greater titan any previous
year, ucrtirdlng (o New York newspa
pers. The principal Iwnrfaetar In 1000
have bcvii tho late John H. Kennedy of
New York ($88,330,000), John 1). Ilocke
frlJer ($13,885,000) and Andrew Carne
gie ($l,08C,Sll). A third was given
sseifieally for educational work. The
total benefaction In the United h'tntes
In the last seventeen years sdd up to
Renames Ills Baby.
New York. John Henry Thlrey, of
Iing Island City, philanthropist, scholar
und educator, is trying io settle the iiies
tlou of how he will bring ubout the re
naming of his latest son, hirn September
14, last. The child wus named in honor
of Dr. Frederick A. Cook. Mnco Cook's
exposure Mr. Thlrey ha been seeking tho
mean of relieving the youngest Imrn
from bearing tho name. He does not
know whether to appeal to (he cour(s or
simply to have (he child rcchristeiicd.
FEAR LYNCHING OP NEGRO.
Slayer of Charles Lowery Brouiht to
Psducah for Safety.
Paducuh, Ky. Being threatened with
lynching, Homer Bridges, a negro, who
shot und killed Charles lowery, u young
whlto limn of Murray, Ky was brought
here und lodged In Jail for safekeeping.
While Lowery wus wulklng ulong the
rullroud (rack near llazle, Ky., Bridge
shot from u coach, stating at the suuio
time, "Watch that fellow Jump"
Farmers and Ua&i
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