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OLDEST PAPER IN WESTERN KENTUCKY
THE HICKMAN COURIER.
HICKMAN, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1912
FIVE YEARS AGO
FKO.M TIIK UOUKIKIt KII.KS
T. D. Thomas' residence on tko hill-tid.-,
north of J. W. Wand's resldoncc,
Pud down tlio hill into tlio street ou
a i wint of heavy raliiH not tuning tlio
.urth. Ono of 11, T. Davis' Unnnt
huuws near tlio Mottling Works was
c.mrtd by nu uvalaucho from tho
. uy bluff. Tho latter houso iw oc
milled by Henry Williams, n negro.
A. S. of K. society mot nt tho
lourlhouso, with S. L. Dodds, presi
dent, uml W. M. Shaw, secretary.
SMin Jackfcon was arrested ou chnrgo
of obtaining money uudur fatso pro-
J. 11. .Millet took charge of Italr
r & Dodds clothing department.
Mamie, wife of Cltus. Latllmor,
dM IX'C. 20th.
R K. Kelloy, of Kulton, advocated
a loc road tux.
lh Hickman Hardware Co. took
iwaMMiiioii of thulr cubt store room,
una mos previously ued u a gro
i.-ry detriment by Ellison Hros.
1 J. Malono and wife moved to Un
ion City Whore ilr. Malono had ac
ptd a position with Hardy Jlros.
a llnguywood Co.
Hon. It, T. Tylor was In Wash
ington In tho lutorcst of Fulton
I-oa Itobcrtson was In the grocery
MIm Hazel Johnson and Postmas
ter J. T. Slopbonu woro on tho sick
W. A. Dodds inoved Into his "now"
P. S. Mooro qualified as adminis
trator of tlio ealatu of Bam Ollvur
with s. A. Wilson, surety. W. J.
Thomas qualified as administrator
for the Wilton hotrs with J. T. Pluni
J. C. EHUon motcd to his prvsvnl
Hoard of Equalization wok In ses
sion. Tho niembors wero E. C. Car
ter, W. C. Johnson, W. K. Perry, J.
C Lawson, W. I'. Kelts, J. T. Stubble
Held and II K Kolloy.
W. J. Coo of Crutchflcld, took
charge of the Thomas Houso.
Tho K K. was advertising hauibor
gors and homemade candy.
Metwrs Arohloanr Short were hero
trying to Interest our pcoplo in an
elctrlc lino from Hickman to Union
City, Kulton, Clinton and Pnducah.
Ilev J O Clark (now dead) was
appointed lYesldcut Elder of this
A 3 Ilosodalo moved his photo gal
lory from the W A. Dodds corner to
Its present location.
C, C Ilondurnnt and Miss Lucy
IlurniH wero married Dec. 27.
Tho Literary Clrclo met with Mrs.
Henderson. On tlio program were
Mrs. Authors, Davis, Johmion and MIbs
Council met with tho following iriom
bers present; Dillon, Hortwcck, Halo,
Cnruthers, Donnell, Helm and Ed
mondn. T. A. linger rcgIstorcI with the
comity clerk for the practice of med
icine. Miss Dora Smith, school superin
tendent, renewed her bond, wlilchwas
signed by II. Iluchannti, J. A. Thomp
son and Dr. J. M. Hubbanf. Shorlff
Seat also renewed hla bond.
cA Very Timely Article on Track Farming
Lecture by Mr. R. T. Berry of the Tennessee Department of Agriculture
Frightful Polar Winds
blow with terrific force nt tho far
north and play havoc with the skin,
causing red, rough or sore chapped
hands nnd lips that need Ilucklcn's
Arnica Salvo (o heal them, it makes
tho skin 'soft and smooth. Unrival
ed for cold-sores, also burns, bolls,
miros, ulcers, cuts, bruises and piles.
Only L'G cents at Holm & Hllltou.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
Whereas, It has pleased tho Suprem
Dictator of tlio universe to remove
by death from our midst our late sis
ter, Kula Threlkeld, nnd
Whereas, It Is but Just that a fitt
ing recognition of her many virtues
should bo had, therefore,
Ho It resolved, That In tho death
of Kula this church has lost a worthy
member, ono that was nlwnys happy
and met each and all with a bright
Hinllo and to her family slio was al
ways a kind and affectionate daugh
ter and sister, and tho community
in which alio lived a loved nnd re
Kcsolvcd, That this church ox
tend to tho family of our deceased
sister its heartfelt sympathy In this
the hour of their deep afffllctlon nnd
Do it resolved, That tho mombers
of tho church try to copy her noblo
example ami help to point others to
tho Savior which sho worshiped.
Unsolved, That theso resolution bo
spread upon tho records of the church
mid Sunday School minutes and a
copy thereof bo transmitted to tho
family of our deceased associate, and
that they bo published In tho Hick
Poplar Grove Baptist church.
Fanny Ilrasflold, Mozcllo Brasfleld
nnd Hlslo Shaw, Com.
Lamo back may como from over
work, cold sottlcd in tho muscles of
tho back, or from disease. In tho
two former cases tho right remedy
is UALLAIID-S SNOW LINIMENT. It
should bo rubbed in thoroughly over
tho affected part, tho relief will bo
prompt and satisfactory. Trice 25c,
Mc and SI. 00 per bottlo. Sold by
Hickman Drug Co.
Fulton county is short on truck
farmers. If wo Intend to givo this
mnttor attention, now Is tho tlmo for
Its consideration. Following we
print a good article on this subject
from tho pon of It. T. Herry, of tho
Agriculturo Dept. of Tennessee. This
article may bo read with ndvantarfo
to tho small farmers of West Kentucky
nnd Tennessee If you are sick of
low-priced cotton, tho uncertainty of.
corn nnd can't raise nlfalfa got into
the truck business. Hickman offers
more than an nverage local market,
and St. IxuIb shipments can bo profit
ably made. Get out of the old rut
read the following nrtlclo:
"Truck growing, like farming. Is
not n science, but nn art, bo I shall
not attempt to lay down any hard
and fast rules for men to follow If
they seo fit o engage In growing veg
etables for market. po two growers
will agree upon nil of the details of
tho growth of plants In the beds or
thulr cultivation In tho field, neither
will nny two pieces of land mako tho
same resitonse to tho growers' cf
lorts, though given Identically tho
amo troatmont; nor will nny variety
givo tho same results whon grown on
dlfforcnt soils or by different men;
but thero aro some goncrnl principles
that aro alike applicable to all grow
vrs and nil soils, and it is to theso
genornl principles that I shall try to
confine my remarks today. Hut bo
fore beginning tho discussion of tho
details of truck growing I want first
to comparo for your benefit tho ad
vantages and disadvantages of truck
growing as compared to general, or
rather, staple farm crops.
"Chief nmong tho advantages is that
ns a rule greater returns being re
ceived from lands dovoted to truck
growing, less land Is required than
for genornl fanning, and this consti
tutes nn advantagothat will have
tho careful consTo1 oration of every
man who is called upon to purchase
land In this, the day of rapidly in
creasing prices on tl.at kind of prop
erty. "Another ndvantago which to my
mind Is of much greater Importance
than tho ono Just mentioned, is tho
bottor opportunity offered for main
taining tho fertility of our soil; no
truck grower need over allow his
land to becomo run down if ho makes
any intelligent effort to provont Its
"Just hero I want to discuss briefly
tho rolatlvo amount of plant food re
moved from the Boll by n crop of
corn nnd a crop of tomatoes, as this
has a direct bearing on tho problem
of kcoplng up tho fortuity of tho
"A crop of corn producing 30 buih
ols per acre will remove from the
soil 51 pounds or nitrogen, 19.C
pounds of phosphoric acid, and 11 2
pounds of potash, and will givo its
total weight 11 88 per cent, of water.
...THE WHOLE STORE...
Is full of seasonable goods, the kind
you are needing right now
Blankets, Comforts Furs, Gloves, Robes,
Ladies' Coats, Suits Mens Overcoats, Suits
Childrens Coats, Sweaters Boys Overcoats, Suits
Underwear, Heavy Hose Shoes, Overshoes
Warm Caps and Gloves
You'll find us making liberal price concessions on all
strictly Winter goods.
whllo a crop of tomatoes of 18000
pounds or 300 bushols will remove
,only 28.8 pounds of nitrogen, 9
pounds of phosphoric acid nnd 48 C
pounds of potash, nnd contnln 0164
per cent, water. At present valua
ntlon of these plant food, the corn
takes from tho soil Jli.74 worth,
whllo the tomatoes only take away
$8 C4 worth, and this in spite of tho
fact that tho tomatoes remove moro
pounds of plant food than does tho
corn, but it Is of tho cheaper phos
phorlc acid and potash, whllo tho
"corn tnkea away tho moro costly ni
trogen of nearly twice tho amount
that the tomatoes do.
iNow fortunately for tho truck
grower, in nddltlon to tho fact that
his crop ns a rule removes less nltro
gon from tho land than staple crops,
ho has tho further advantage of be
ing ablo to follow his vegetable crop
with some leguminous ono such as
cow nous or soy beans, that -will
gather nitrogen from the air and at
tho samo tlmo the stubble of tho
truck crop, leaves, vines, etc, In con
nection with tho stubble of tho peas
or beans, will bo constantly adding
humus or organic matter to tlio soil.
"In volw of tho necessity for tho
free, even lavish uso of commercial
fertilizers or barnyard manures,
w-hich every trucker must mako if
ho expects to grow profitable crops,
nnd the furthor fact that no vege
table crop ever uses up all of tho
plant food placed thero for their uso,
but leaves a considerable reslduo for
the use of tho legumes, and this in
turn produces luxuriant crops of
them you can readily see what a
great advontngo the trucker posses
es over tho general farmer In tho
matter of keeping up his lands.
; "Tbo thucker is also compelled to
practlco a systematic rotation it ho
Vould avoid tho dlfforcnt diseases
which are liable to attack his crops
If grown upon tho aamo land year af
ter year, and ns truck crops removo
varying amounts of plant food from
the soil, Just as do staplo crops, tho
balance of tho different elements Is
very easily maintained.
"You will probably understand bet
ter if I explain that ono crop will re
movo moro potash than another
whllo tlio other will remove moro
nltrogon, and still another will take
out moro phosphoric acid, and If any
oiio crop is growing continuously up
on tho ame pleco of land, that land
becomes exhausted of tho particular
element of which that plant requires
most, and It gets into such condi
tion that it will not grow mnxluuni
crops of that ono; but it it is grown
in rotation with crops which rcquiro
moro of tho other two, then tho
elements of plant food remains upon
a moro even bnlanco and ench crop
does better in its turn than if
grown continuously on tho same land.
"Taking Into consideration the re
markably small nmount of plant food
removed from tho soil by fruit and
ego tables as compared to tho total
weight of tho crop, makes a defini
tion that I onco heard given of a
trucker seem very fitting. The defi
nition was that ho was "a man who
put water for sale in fancy pack
ages." "Another advantage Is that less
land being required upon which to
operate, means moro homes, and
moro homes means moro churches,
moro schools nnd more of that com
ing in contact with each other in a
social way that constitutes for tho
averago mnn and woman ono of tho
chief charms of life, and without
which tho Joy of living would be
greatly lessened for tho country dwoll-er.
"So much Innd labor being necessary i
In truck growing it offers much bet
ter opportunities for all tho people
of tho community to get employ
ment; oven very small children can
do a good deal of the work, such as
picking berries transplanting tomntoe
tying an holplng to gather them; and
In addition, tho greatly increased ton-
nago produced per acre, which tho
railroads have to carry away, fur
nishes work for many extra men.
"Ono other advantago to which I
wish to call your attention is the op
portunlty offored trucking districts
of building up nt tho expense ofotli
or nnd usually distant places
"Now you understand ns well as
I do that it is tlio money brought in
from tho salo of stuff that is export-
led or shipped that really adds to the
"Tess and Ted" the "Star Brand" Kids out for a spin.
Oh, You, Qirls and Boys
Wish you could be with us and enjoy an auto ride
like this. We've met a lot of boys and girls since we
saw you and have had a fine time everywhere.
The girls and boys all over the country are begin
ning to wear "Tess and Ted" School Shoes and are tell
ing all their little friends how good they feel and how
long they wear. Have you tried a pair of
"Tess and Ted" School Shoes?
If you haven't, just get you a pair from
Smith & Amberg
who have a big stock of the shoes we advertise and
who invited us to Hickman to entertain you.
Be up-to-date wear "Tess and Ted" School Shoes.
Your papa and mamma will be glad you do, because
they are made comfortable and pretty, but strong, very
strong. They can save money buying "Tess and Ted"
Shoes for you, because they wear longer than ordinary
Your little friends,
'TESS AND TED"
The "Star Brand" Kids.
NOTE : "Tess and Ted" are members of the "Star
, Brand" shoe family.
"Star Brand Shoes are Better"
wealth of a community, and as but
a small per cent, of tho truck grown
In West Tennessee Is consumed hero,
but most of it being shipped to dis
tant cities, it must add largely to our
wealth. Practically all tho crops aro
shipped to cities and money received
for them Is all spent or Invest
ed in tlio community whero tho stuff
Is grown, with tho exception of tho
small per ccntage which Is sent a
way for fertilizers.
"This Is not so truo of s.taplo crops,
except cotton, theso being sold to
men In tho community nnd amounts
to a change of ownership rather than
an addition of wealth of that place.
"While it Is absolutoly neccssiry
that we have food to eat and clothes
to wear and food for our stock, it is
only produce what wo and thoy eat
and Ajcor out wo are no better off
a tho end of tho year than wo were
at tho beginning, but rather the
worse off, since wo havo to consider
the tlmo that is gono beyond recall,
depreciation of valuo In tho stock and
tools and tho depletion of tho soil of
tho elements of fertility necessary
for tho prouctlon of tho crop Just con
sumed. This being true, It behooves
any man to carefully consider every
matter tending towards an Increase
of tho crop above cost of growing.
"Now, as to tho disadvantages.
Chief among them in my section is
tho scarcity of labor and so much
hard work being required. Every
man should havo his labor arranged
for in advance. Truck crops grown
with the expectation of profltablo
returns will not admit of the neglect
that ordinary farm crops will, and a
difference of two or three days in
the planting of tho seed, fputtlng them
out in tho field or incultlvatlon of
tho crop, frequently means the dif
ference between a largo profit and ac
tual loss, and unless a man intends
to give them attention Just when
they need It, he had bettor stick to
general crops and let truck growing
alone. Eternal vlgllanco and unceas
ing Industry aro the prices of success
in this business. Another disadvan
tage about tho crop is that it must
bo gathered Just when it is ready
a day's delay means loss with almost
any truck crop, but more especially
with tomatoes, strawberries, canta
loupes and other crops of that nature."
A Girl's Wild Midnight Ride.
To warn people of a fearful forest
tire in the Catskllls a young girl rodo
horseback at midnight and saved many
lives. Her deed was glorious but
lives are often saved by Dr. 'King's
New Discovery In curing lung- trou
ble, coughs and colds, which might
havo ended in consumption or pneu
monia. "It cured me of a dreadful
cough and lung disease," writes W.
U. Patterson, Wellington, Tex., "af
er four In our family had died with
consumption, and I gained 87 pounds."
Nothing so sure and sato for all
throat and lung troubles. Prlco 00c
and $1.00. Trial bottlo free. Guar
anteed by Helm & Ellison.
A petition is being circulated among
our business men asking the West
ern "Union Telegraph Co. to separate
tlio telegraph from tho railroad bus
iness and move tho office to the cen
tral part of town. A good xnov.