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THE HICKMAN COURIER.
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HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1910.
ESTABLISHED IN THE TEAR lfWf
THE HICKMAN HARDWARE CO.
jlniaton, the genial manager
cry ot tliu Hickman Hard
i -is a Courier reportar that
tas Just rounded out their
ssful year of bualnes. Tlie
ihrv aro ail nuatiera, wwe
J full Ot UlwIllI'M glngor,
til such result.
vc any mey wo reier to
. in It
I Dodda, president, not on
, business, but tbo man be-
i.nnclnl gun, iu Johnston
, they "aro In bard luck,"
deserving of bla abaro of
From llio bottom tie baa
. "y woll up lho financial
bard work and good builno
Ho linn nuror betrayed a
.j in lilm, and Hot only la
A I 1.1 among "Hum no nan
rr ' I whercover bo la known,
1 r i , i
j 13 consiuurvu wn buvu n
f ra l
!l Cf -its
IS TIME TO AWAKE
NECESSITY 8H0WN FOR INTELLI
APPEAL TO GENERAL PUBLIC
Up-to-DiU Farmer Polntt Out What
Could Be Don If Agriculturists
and tha Local Preta Pulltd
W M -
; a I. W. Dobbin. Vice-
lie la considered the band
:i of ttia lot, and as good
talesman aa ever camo
iMe Ho represent otio of
ri wholesalo liuruwnro estab
. n the country, and betides
Hickman Hardware Com-
t urlcc than Lho otber fcl
k be knocks off hi com-
ua cnablliic tbcm to undor
talviman of the firm, Jno.
u e n-gret to my, U Uio
s .led man on the Job with
n of Uila one fault, bo la
i t low Ho haa been with
:, , iter alncu IU organlui
uon. m Lu niadu good wltb botn
tie 1 4. i Iti cmtoBiera. Wo be
U?3 t j i ! the gentlemen connected
"ore claim to nave ueeii
a farm, but Ita u to John
- a to taking caru of farm
Luilncaa. Ho la not only
Our , - e frleud, Henry Bangor,
i u. ,'ir, la aiao an iiuporiani
lid ji t-iuu with tbU firm. Its
i,, g t j .j keep tbo firm a bualncaa
i nut-. t-U accurate, "get blood out
ot a - and play a doscn differ
. t r. l. jiu Janitor on uu to prval
(tii He I tbo rlfcbt uiau in
l r i .aco.
L-, l- i.Jl leuit. la Mr. JobuatoB
Jio lj- alwaya on tbe firing Hue
i, Uo i .fcU time, lie aaya be never
r.t'is, 4 J that It U ante to ring hlta
JU any i- be play tint fiddle wbe
It c: . iu tiunbiug the bardwure
iu.i lxmdea bla bualneM abll-
U a .J I .slang tiualltlca, 110 0110
kin l : citUT men we bavo evur
lMd li.t inttrumuutallty lu tbo
ucu-j i.i Una corporation scarcely
tiuj i nt He la a aelf-madc,
t u-. . .3 tuau otio with wbom It
is a v a -i to do bualiiOM.
. j t. Lilt good point In favor ot
l, i i n referred to, tuu per
tiLi , . i iui teen lho entire aourco
m Uj l. cika wblcu tliey bave u
u( J U la due greatly to tbe
U( t-u aned atock of gooda ban-
j l i . iu and tbo low prlcea put
Ca tu , wh. No store iu Western
... k oilers a bolter grade of
luoua i-rc efllclcnt service or la
Lo:a & -'-motlatliir.
IU. a Loping, gentlemen, Unit thin
Mr .u L. even better than tbo ono
Juh ias , there's nothing loo good In
ty cf aucceaa tor the Illckinan
lie., a new nalr of ahoca In tbo
Kuuua I p bale at Smith & Atuberg a,
Mrj ilatuo Waddr ltumaer. widow
t ia Ucv N. i. itanmey died Sat
urday n orUug Jan 1st, at tbo homo
ot litr p daughter, Mrs. Kannlo l'or
r ia Njrtb Clinton, after a linger
Ins i of many montba.
EARLIER THIS YEAR.
Lrt', i come uuuaually early this
jear 'ier. In fact, than for sever
l Ttars Aab Wednoaday will arrive
MarcV Uary 'J alUl Eiuter SuU(lay on
la Uo eecular calendar Washing
was t.rUiday fulla on Tuoaday while
i .i. J k" an "ck beer will
Wh a ak. their advent ou Tnuwday,
t"'X l .Memorial day aud the
'our a f jUy wn fa on MouJay
J.?-. Lay thu 't,ar o ou N
' " or a week later than last
'rU'ii uay ThauksglvluK day will
, J 1 LniU'd on November 24 and
Sunday" ,hU yt'ttr wlU co,uu ou
Rnti iiTi i .." uuw coo "'t lu lue
' 1 v buio at Smith & Atnberg's.
TWO FIRMS MOVE.
mo?hiV"w. ''""'sl'InK OoiBpauy has
room of Klllaon IJroa.
tooV i r. 18 cIo'e out the dry
tW,...ull.'.CM' ftna the furniture
hen ... 1 occuly the entire room
Cot ' completed.
Wtt Adam. I'lumbers and tin
d bv '.hmoa ,nto the placo va'
Hkhu ,tho , omo rnlshing Co..
C ,mc- ?,tly under their old
tlo-'r, urn 1however. oeeuPy
n th, r , . "a-wroom and office
oomlbovS!" Wrk,h0P "Ud
ANcx Kenncdjr' 0NUL IN8UR-
It Is a question whether the averape
retailer placea sufllclcnt Imjiortanre
upon tho necessity for cooiwratlng
with the editor of his local paper The
latter Is In a position to mould tho
sentiment of his readora to a degree
wnicn makes his assistant) on any
matter lu-whlch the community la In
terested, very Important.
There are of course Instances where
local newspapera ari operated In auch
a wanner as to be of little benefit to
the community In which they are pub
lished, but these are decidedly the
exception and aa the Up-to-date Kara-
"Your home paper ahould recolve
your earnest attention. It may be
that your home paper la not run to
ault you. It la possible that It pars
much more attention to what It con
siders the best Interests of the adver
tisers than to thoKO ot the farmers.
Thi re Is n thing at all strango about
tha. You probably pay It a year
subscription. The average country
paper does sot have more than 1,000 cir
culation, and at least one-half of these
are exchanges, deadheads and compli
mentary. The $J00 which the aver
age country editor receives doe not
much more than pay for tbe blank pa
per and postage. The editor of auch
country paper, therefore, must rely
almost altogether upon hla advertis
ing and Job work for his support
"Is It any wonder that he paya lit
tle attention to the desires or the de
mands of the farmer?
"It la true that the merchant of
the country town depends upon the
farmers for hla business, but country
merchants, uatll latsly, have set
atudled the economies ot country life
and have not rcallted their entire de
pendence upon the prosperity of the
farming community of Interests in
every neighborhood which is directly
opposed to tbe centrallxatlon ot busi
ness In s few large cities has not ap
pealed to these people.
The country merchant haa taken
hla Ideas from th merchant who aold
him his goods; the country banker
ha usually supposed that his Inter
ests were identified with those of tha
banking centers of the world; the
country lawyer baa taken bla political
views from the attorneys of corpora
Uons, aad the country editor haa had
hla work cut out for him by the edi
tors of big dally papers owned and
oontrolltd by people who were at the)
head of special Interests.
These apeclal Interests people have
tried and have, uatll recently, made
ua all bslleve that the Interests of all
claisea were Identical and that a few
people who had apeclallted In the
atudy of finance and politics were to
be looktd to as the leaders of publlo
'Since the panlo ot 1S93 It has slow
ly dawned upon the general publlo
that the teachlnga ot these self-appointed
leaders were not altogether
perfect In their logic, and that what
was good for tbe Standard Oil monop
oly or the steel trust might not be
for the btt Interests of the farmer
or the merchant.
'Corporation lawyers .from the dty
represent us in congress and In the
United States senate, and corporation
lawyers have framed moat of our
state lawa. It Is time for farmers
aad for tho who depend upon them
for support to learn that tbe Interests
of the speculative claasea are not
those of the producer or the consum
er, and of the honest exchanger ot
wealth. The editor of the heme paper
should atudy these questions from the
standpoint ot the producer and con
sumer and not from that of the spec
ulator. The producer ahould then
support the paper so that It will not
be necessary for It to take advertising
from any but legitimate Arms tbat are
leaking out for the Interests of farm
ers and producers. Tbe Interests ot
the merchant in a country town de
Bend upon the prosperity of the farm
er, and the paper that teaches con
trolled marketing deserves me sup
port of merchants and a much bet
ter support than they new get frost
We want all tbe local news. If
you cannot see a reporter, call No.
21 Cumberland or Home phone.
You ate Invited to look ovor my
anrlna- line of fine woolens. Quality
and workmanship guaranteed the best
prices reasonable. scnniidt.
Telephone your grocery order to
No. 38 the Old Reliable all goods
You have probably made several good resolutions
for this year, but it is not too late to make another
one that will promote the welfare of both your
self and your family.
RESOLVE TO BUY DRUGS AND DRUG
STORE GOODS AT OUR STORE
You'll find that a very easy resolution to keep.
After once learning how carefully we guard cus
tomers' interests, you will doubtless be willing to
even go out of your way to do your trading here.
Goods of higher quality than we carry are not ob
tainable and our service is one we are sure you'll
appreciate. Quality considered, no one can sell at
May we serve you this year?
Cowgill's Drug: Store
GEN. LEE'S BIRTHDAY.
Tho .Daughters ot tbo Confederacy
lll obaerve tho anniversary of Oen.
Ilobt. K. Luo'a blrUi, on Wednesday,
Juit. 15th, at tho home of Mrs. H. L.
Ambers, at 3 p. ra.
liverjono cordially Invited to attend
1. America by all.
2. " Invocation Kov. Q. W. Wilson.
3. Solo "Just Ueforo tho Ilattle,
siotner airs. ii. u. Ambers.
I Heading Mrs. J. A. Thompson.
0. Piano Solo Varlatlona of Dixie
C. Heading Miss Anna Outten.
7. Address "Character of Lee"
8. Song "Abide Willi Me" by all.
CARD OF THANKS.
Tho members of Hickman Lodge,
No. 761. P. & A. M., take this means
of thanking Uro. II. A. Tyler for Uio
nandsomo 1100 atereoptlcon outfit pre
scntcd tbe lodge laat month. Tho gift
ia ono mat every member of the lodgo
win enjoy, and our grateful npprecla
tlon la tendered Uro. Tyler for writ
Ing Santa Claus to "fill tho Masonic
stocking" with auch a magnificent
present; also, for tho many other gen
erosities shown the craft from tlrao
Hickman Lbdgo No. 761
P. & A. M.
OLD CITIZEN DEAD,
A. O Klmgro. axod 8G. ono of the
oldest men In this section of tho state
died Friday nt his homo near Crutch
field. Hla doath was almost hourly
expected for so vera 1 days. Mr. Kim-
bro was one of tha best known men
in that community. He was a faith
ful member of tho PrlmlUvo Daptlst
church, a kind father and a splendid
Uurlal took placo Saturday at Rock
Deceased waa tho father of our feV
low townsman, A. O. Klmbro, Jr,
Other children by whom ho Is surviv
ed aro Alllo Klmbro, Mrs. II. C. Mo
Clanahan. Mrs. W. U. Watson nnd
Mrs. J. II. Houso, ot near Crutchtleld.
FHIE! FirtE! Kennedy.
A young lady entered a dry goods
storo hero recently and blusblngly
naked the head clerk If be "had any
ot those elastic bands capable of be
ing elongated and adjusted at pleasure
and used by tho feminine portion of
mankind for puttinc around tho lower
extremities of their locomotive mem
bers to keep tho proper position and
tho required altitude for tbo habili
ments ot their tlblaa." Tho clerk
fainted, Luzello Weekly 8qulrL
WEST HICKMAN WEDDINGS.
Four popular young people ot West
Hickman entered the state of matri
mony this week. Miss Maggie Rog
ers nnd Chas. Ueasloy, were married
at the home ot tho groom's father.
Sunday afternoon at 4:30, In tho pres
ence of a number pt friends.
Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock, Miss
Willie Hamll and Wm. Nlmmo took
tho marriage vows, at tho homo ot
Mr. Puckett, brother-in-law of tho
bride. Only tho Immedlato family
witnessed tho ceremony.
Rev. Wilson, of Uio First MeUiodlst
church, officiated In both Instances.
Congratulations and best wishes,
Mr. Hugh Ed Curlln, son of the
well known citizen, II. L. Curlln, ot
Woodland Mills, Is now connected
with Hardy, Malono & Jones as sales
man. Tho young man will bo a val
uable acquisition to tho company.
He was formerly with Ellison Uroa.,
ot Hickman. Union City Commercial.
Xzx Four A.ota
Tuesday, Jan I fttb
Augmented by BAND ORCHESTRA and QUARTET
The Great Laugh Producing Comedy. Interesting be
cause natural. Realistic because true to life.
The only rural play without a rival.
FOLK BIO SPECIALTIES
NOT A- DULL MOMENT
SPECIAL SCENERY AND EFFECTS
Two Bartd Concerts Daily FREE
PRICES ... 35, 50 and 75 Cocnt.
Pertinent Suggestions to -Storekeeper
As to Doing Business Rightly.
Greatest successes ia the retail
field, have been made by men who
have employed system In all branches
of their business. Men of anUquated
methods who have made successes
would have made more money had
they been systematic In their busi
ness. Up-to-date methods of book
keeplnr. a system for checking over
goods as they arrive and as they go
out when the orders are filled are asset
essential. Stock should be kept Ja
such a way that the merchant does
not have to waste considerable time
before being able to know whether
he haa any need of any Ua to fill
On excellent way in which th
country merchant can keep hla Ideas
up-to-date Is by spending; a day or
two each year in vlsIUag the large
cities and atudylng the method em
ployed by the Ann engaged In hi
line of business. A day oft occasion
ally in some strange town wher a
study f windows and store Interiors
and methods may be mad Is more
Ia the home town one caa never get
away from the pracUces of his felUw
tradesmen, unless he benefits by ex
periences had elsewhere. In a Strang
plaoe w are of th gazing crowd,
and we see things from a different
point of view than when at home.
Some criticism may point, out
fault that wo have been guilty of a
hundred times and never noUced, and
a crlUctsm ot a atranger sometimes
forces us to realise that we caa im
prove in our own methods and w
profit by the suggesUon.
A country town storekeeper may
learn much in a city but much of it
may be little suited te rural condl
tlon. Tbe small town merchant needs
some lessons from progressive meea
bcrs of his own class. Remember
that there, are many who can excel
us in some ways. If we fall to keep
alive, some more enterprising com-
rutor will beat us out
of the condition of
Filers and Merekls M
doing bualncM at town of Hickman'. Oountr
ui ruiwn, mnieoi nentucK7, ni me Close
01 uusintu on me wm uay or December,
liOam and discounts with
one or more endorsers as
Ileal estate mortaaset
Call loans on collateral
Time loamon collateral
U, S. ISoiidi
Other stocks, bonds, eto
Due from Nat'l Bank
Due from State U'ki and
Due from Trust 0011
U. M. and National Uank
Specie 8,409 8S iw
Checks and other cash
Kxchange for Clearing
House I.SI0 (0
Overdrafts (unsecured) l.Tii 43
Current Kxpenies raid
Heal Estate UanUng House
Other Ileal Estate
Furniture aud Fixtures..
Other assets not Included under
any ot above heads ,
Capital stock paid In, lu
Fund to pay taxes
DeDOslts subject to ch'k
ton which Interest Is not
paid) , , 1U.M7HS
Deposits subject to ch'k
(ou which Int.l paid
Demand certUU-Ates ot
deposit (on which Inter
est Is paid)
Time certificates of de
posit (011 which Interest
is paid) , ,
Havings deposits (on
which liitnrest Is paid
Due National Hanks
Hue state bunks .t bunk's
Due Trust Companies
Cashier's Checks outstanding
Notes and bills redlscountrd
Taxes due and unpaid
Ami oluucl'mddeposltson band.
Other liabilities not Included un
der any of the ubove heads
Htate of Kentucky, J ...
County ot Fulton. cl
I, J. A. Thompson, Cashier of tho above
named Hunk, do solemnlr swear tbat tbe
above statement Is true to the best ot my
KIIUW10UUTW IUU UVI1VI.
Correct Atlesti J. A. Thompson, Cashier,
Hubsorlbed aud sworn to before ie this St h
day ot January. 1V10.
iy commission expires atenuoi neil ses
sion of the Usuate.
SKAIi Notary 1-ublie.
J. M. Muhuahb)
K. M. lsusu
T. A. iJibroHU
DEATH OF MR. J. W. CORMAN.
Ono of tho sorrowful events ot thl
week was tho death ot Capt. J. W.
Corman, which occurred at his home
In Drooksvllle, Fla., on Monday, Deo.
19, 1009, nt 1 o'clock p. tn. Mr. Cor
man had been seriously sick for sev-
ujiu wcukh, anu aangerousiy so for
several days, so that his death was
not altogether unexpected. But It
gave a shock to the community. His
remains were Interred In the nrnnka.
vllle cemetery on Tuesday at 3 p. ra.
A largo concourse of relaUves and
friends assembled around the grave
to give expression to their respect,
friendship and veneration to tho
gallant soldier and citizen. Religious
exercises were conducted by" Rev.
Geo. Hyman, pastor of the Daptlst
church, his wlfo being a member of
that denomination. W. W. Lorlnt?
Camp of Confederate Veterans, ot
which ho was a member and officer,
marched beside the coffin as ait es
cort of honor, nnd conducted memor
ial exercises at tho gravo, which were
deeply touching. Oen. J. O. Davant,
Commander and Chief of the Order
of United Confederate Veterans of
tho Stato offlcIaUng. The casket
was covered with the Confederate
flag and silken banner ot the V. C.
Vs. After the grnve was filled, It
was covered with flowers by tho la
dles of the U. D. C's., and others,
tho floral offerings coming from many
homes. Mr. J. W. Corman was a
Drove soldier, a good citizen, a warm
friend, a kind father, a loving hus
band, a successful merchant, an hon
est and upright man in all bis walks
of life. All the stores were closed
during the funeral exercises in token
of tho public regard and reverence
for him. Tho entire community
mourns his death nnd rovcres his
memory. He leaves a wife, two sons,
a brother and other relaUves in this
city, and mnnv relntivon nnd frlpnrtu
J. W. Gorman was born January 17,
1839, in Carlisle, Pcnn., of George
and Slarv Chrm.m. Tin lonmo.! tha.
tlnner'strade at Macomb City, Ills.
rnence ne went to Blandbllle, Ky
where he opened a stove and tin
ware store, nnd rwmntnpil In hllaln&ao
until July 4. 1861, when he sold out
una entered mo uonxeaerate army,
enlisting In tho 3rd Kentucky Volun
teer Infantry, unripr rnmmnnrl nt Cn1
A. P. Thompson. He served during
me war in ine western campaign un
der Gens. Bragg and Johnston and
part of the Ume was with, the caval
ry of Gen. N. B. Forrest He was in
tho hard fought battles of Shiloh,
Vicksburc. rtntnn Hniifo Vnrt TI11H.
son, Corinth, Harrlsburg, Guntown,
MUIDhrcesborouch and n numhor nf
minor note. Ho was shot In tho
breast at tbe battle of S-hlloh; in the
thigh at Sulphur Springs, Tenn. At
tha clnnA nf thn wnri hn wont tn TltnV.
man, Ky., and worked at his trade
six years, at the end of whlcb. he
went, into me naraware business with.
Mr. B. D. Thomasson. now of Breaks.
Mr. Corman was married on Decem
ber 20, 1867, and died on tho anniver
sary of his wedding 42 years after
after. To this union were born two
children, Benjamnl P. and Alexander
B., who survlvo him. He! was a mem
ber of the K. ot H I. O. O. P. and
U. C. V. Of tho latter ho was treas
urer many years. He was treasurer
of the town of Drooksvlllo and had
been for many years. Besldos these
he had held other Important and hon
orable offices. He left a flno "hard
ware business, and was In easy cir
cumstances at tha Ume ot his death.
His was a useful and active lite.
He came to Drooksvlllo 23 years
ago. Drooksvlllo Southern Argus.
A. E. Kennedy. GENERAL INSUR
Jean Audley, tho mysterious wo
man, who has been In this Bectlon
for soveral weeks, Is reported to have
been found frozen to death u few
days ago. It Is also reported that
the sum of $500 was found on her.
person. Nothing Is known ot her
family history. Sho had been wan
dering over different parts of Ken
tucky for moro than a year, rli lug
a pony and had two dogs following
Tho Umo was not so long Vgo
when the man with a slouch hat. a
Bqutrrel rifle and a hound at his heels
was permitted to live ou good land,
but llko the buffalo and the Indian,
ho Is being compelled to vacate and
make room for the Industrious class
who are today culUvatlng this valu
Mrs. J. C. Barnett died at her
home in the lower bottom, Sunday,
after a brief illness. We are unable
to get particulars.
Possibly the roost enjoyable dance
that has occurred in Hickman for
some time, was that of Wednesday
night in the Buchan&n hall. It was
a very pleasant affair.
Tuesday Night-Uncle Zeke
Inventions- Discount Talent.
I wa'n't 110 good as a musician la
the old flddlln' days," says Unele
Henry llutterworth, "but whea It
eowes to playiu a pheaygraph I'm
just as good a hand aa anybody." Kan
sas City Tim ,