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OLDEST PAPER IN WESTERN KENTUCKY
THE HICKMAN COURIER,
Jjl the county anil
HICKMAN, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1912
J A Blue Mark
N H Busfvr ""ssssss. Law
If Now Year's comoa ns Into ngain
This yonr its It did Inst,
I don't bcllovo I'll got to too
The end, when It rocs past,
And licn the now ono starts to ro
Across tho calendar,
Last tlmfl I watched until I dreamed
I was a New "Vera star.
Ia ajra there Isn't anything;
Tbat folk ran soo or hoar
Wbmi mWnlKht cornea and Father
HrlBc In another rear.
Hat maybe ho I fooling; mo.
Whr do the people sing
Add call It watch-night meeting, and
Wo do tho church bells ring?
Vs. ssys tbejr got the number of
Tho year by adding one
Kach New Year'a to tho year before,
And when that year was done,
I)y adding on another, till
Tboy piled It up to hero.
It rnuat hare taken awful long
To count Juit once a year.
They tell mo ben I go to bed
The lait Docembcr nlgbt,
111 have to go without a meal
Until tho next year's light.
Somo peoplo think thoy'ro awful
Hut I know what they menn;
Tho next year bn to bo next day
Thero'a nothing In between.
A New Year'a day's a happy time
Yor almoit every ono
It acema a aort of Mart of things,
With nothing qulto begun,
And everybody' feeling young
And apry, juit like a boy,
I hope your happy Now Year will
He aptlllng-futl of joy.
OptlraUm turna up the corners of
my mohU, and Incidentally tho other
ftllo' Ilut I won't carry It to a
.Nirvana state of Inactivity. Tho world
out move. I know.
A smll will carry mo more suc
rttafully through tho cmlng year
uuuj a frown. Ilealdea, It's more be
eMBlag. My biMband Is not a hero to tho
otter woman. 8ho think her partner
U juit as good. I will give her a
cbisre to sound his praise.
I will not shako the other girl's
falie balr in tho mnn's faco. If It
ts a rxl match, ho will not bellovo
ce ard If It la an obvious substitu
tion, hi will think that I am catty.
In either ciso I lose.
"Truth I a moon reflected In many
wators,M says an eastern proverb. I
will rcmembor that when questioning
my erring child.
"Union and liberty, ono and Insop
arable, now and forover," I a pretty
good motto for married ones. Tho
trouble I that liberty drift Into In
ilgnlflcanro, and union end at the dl
vorco court. I will bo wise.
Despite tbo fact that lovo makoa
the world go round, he cannot pay the
gaa bill or the rent I will look out
for tbo broad and cheese and lov
will provide tho kisses.
YHEN sickness is in your home---or
at any other time when it is
not convenient to call personally phone your order.
Prompt attention will be given and immediate deliv
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TWO MEN KILLED.
Negro Slays Two While Men In
Fight Near This Cily. Sheriff
Rushes Stayer to Paducah Jail.
At the home of Rauel Barfield, on
C. T. Bnndurant's place a few miles
below Hickman, Christmas night,
two white men, brothers, Frank and
Louis Ramsey, went to the negro's
cabin and raised a disturbance which
resulted in their instant death.
I Until the fa:ts became known,
J ihere was strong talk of lynching the
nero, but early Tuesday morning
! the story leaked out and sentiment
was somewhat changed.
Sheriff Uoaldcr Johnson carried
the negro to Paducah for safe keep
From what we are able to learn it
seem that Frank and Louis Ramsey,
together with another white man
named Raymond Wallace and a ne
gro by the name of GIsh went to the
home of Barfield Monday night a
bout seven o'clock, looking for Bar-
field. He and his wife had cone to
church. The men waited on the
railroad track until the negro re
turned, and followed him to his
house. The negro GIsh went into
the house from the tear door and
got Batfield's pistol, while the white
man forced an entrance at the front
door. The negro asked them not to
come in, but they persistedja doing
so and emphasied their attentions
by shooting Barfield in the side. The
negro grabbed his shot gun
and return the fire when he saw he
was about to be murdered. One
charge took effect in Frank Ramsey's
stomach and another in Louis Ram
sey's heart, causing instant death.
It is believed by many that the
trouble was culmination of recent
threats made Dy unknown parties liv
ing In the bottoms against the ne
groes and land owners. There has
been more or less friction , because
certain white men objected to ne
groes being employed on bottom
plantations. Numerous notices have
have been posted warning both land
owners and their negroes. Here is
a copy of one, lettered with a lead
pencil on a piece of thin board with
eleven notches cut at the top :
J,Mr. Land Owner, we will advise
you that you cannot work niggers
in 1912. Try it old nigger. What
would you think if you was to go
asleep some night and never wake
up. Better let this stay here.''
This sign was posted on a tree
near the Stahr farm and had no sig
nature. It is a sequel to the recent
Wallace and Gish made their escape
but later when the sheriff and Bar
field were enroute to Hickman, the
latter noticed Gish board, the train,
and he was also taken into custody.
At Hickman, Gish tried to make his
escape and received the contents of
shotgun in his leg. He is now in
the Hickman jail.
Both the dead men are married,
and each of them have four children.
They have been in this end of the
county about two years, coming
here from near Fulton. Their bodjes
were buried at Union Church near
Wallace is in jail here but refuses
to talk. He does, however, state
that be was intoxicated and does not
remember a thing that happened.
Hickman Courier and Commercial Appeal 1 year, $1.25
Mrs. R. B. Johnson entertained
New Year's Day at 1 o'clock" lunch-
eon. The raenue was very elabo
rate, served in six courses. The fol
lowing were present, Mrs. B. T. Da
vis, Miss Virginia Davis, Mrs. Er
nest Johnson, Mrs. J. W. Roney,
Mrs. R. L. Bradley.
Jno. Plant and family, of Johns
sonville, Tenn., have moved back to
Fulton to reside. He will farm near.
Sassafras Ridge. Sure nuff, they
will come back.
rast tbat we say Jock lorwart
tm Mi twit, amt to m
Ntmcrles only good of tht
vatyaTMikt the wH dk.
Tn Atvt fit tobsMt sad
fcHkr nay we not cry out, bt race ibe
Etak to our Ideals or woaanly swectnesf
bmi irwn me strewn wdkd trim Make
Sbew'us how we may be kld to oincr
women i to those who bare fatted a4 TaHea
ftrant ibe special grace of tymfatby.
may we ludge men not by trivial stand,
rds, tut by the broader ciikm wbkb shaJ
ofec lust due to their untiring efforts, their
courage, their silent acceptance or tbe bar!
facts or lire.
Relp us to meibcr all little. IcmIv mu
If any we lore bave burt us, let its love
(He to us some work fa whkh wt m.u
go gladly in tbe morning, and Trom wbkb
wc nuy resi wnen toe scaaows or tb eve
Jlnd then. 0 Cord of Till tht ntnrij
Md ot Till new Years, wben tbou bast given
fo h ifccse things which sbali put us right
wttb owielws and witb our reHowmen,
grant fo each or us, we beseech Cbee, our
Momcnvot rtcJ4 ecstasy, our little share of
human bappintss, and. In tbe end, a quJcl
GIVES BIRTH TO FOUR
The Stork Brings West Hick
man Lady Three Girls and Boy
Four babies at one time ; think of
But its really a fact, and occurred
right here in Hickman Tuesday
Four perfect babies, weighing
from 2 1-2 to 3 pounds each, arriv
ing at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Jas. T. Bivens Tuesday morning.
The first was born at 8 :50, the next
at 9 . -50, another at 10:25, and the
last one at 10 :30. By the time the
last child was born, not only the
father but the attending physician,
Dr. P. B. Curlin, were about ready
to collapse. This unlooked for state
of affairs found the household un
prepared for the proper reception of
so many citizens, but they were look
ed' after as well as circumstances
would permit. One of the quartette,
the boy died Tuesday afternoon at
four o'clock, but the other three are
Knowing ex-Pres. Roosevelt's
weakness for twins, triplets, etc.,
S. L. Dodds sent the following tele
gram: "People of Hickman are
taking your advice and doing their
part towards increasing population.
Mrs. Bivens takes the prize, hav
ing given birth to three girls and a
At any rate, there is no race suci
cide in Hickman.
The mother of these children is
36 years old and has ten children.
Her first babies were twin3. She
seems to be getting along nicely.
We have heard a number o peo
ple say they would certainly not call
Dr. Curlin since this has happsned.
Percival Davis writes from Leach
ville, Ark: "Wish you could be
out here to help to kill deer and
wolves that come within five miles of
town, also wish the Hickman sports
such fellows as Sid Dodds and Dr.
Curlin could have been out here
last Monday. There was a party of
five out hunting and killed two fine
deer. Leachville is right in the
midst of the hunting ground."
Lee Atwill returned to Lexington,
Tuesday, to resume his school work,
after spending the holidays with
his parents, Lewis Atwill and fam
ily. Miss Thelma Logon, who is attend
ing school in Clinton, spent the holi
days here with her parents.
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O all our customers, and all the .other good
people whom we wish wereour custom
ers, this is a New Years greeting.
We hope everybody who has done business with us .dur
ing 1911 has found it profitable; the goodsasatisfactory, our
service agreeable. We shall try to serve you better in 1912
than in 1911; we shall try to have better merchandise than
ever before, and sell it to the better advantage of our custom
ers than ever before.
We want you to feel that if any dealings wjjth us, injhe past
have not been wholly as you expected and ,as you wanted, or in
any way not satisfactory, we should be glad to know about it,
and do what we can to make it right.
Come in and get a Calendar. We want one in !
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every nome in mis vicinity.
Smith & Amberg