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"M Y LADY OF ; DOUBT," a charming story, begins in the Courier today. Read it I
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OLDEST PAPER IN WESTERN KENTUCKY
THE HICKMAN COURIER.
HICKMAN, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1912
FULL FLEDGED COLONEL.
Cinuuo L, "Walker, of this city, is
now officially among tho real Ken
tucky Colonels, having received ap
jKilntinent Monday from Gov. J. I).
McCrt'ary a colonel on Uio governor's
tttaff. Tho honor enmo ns Quito n
pleasant surprise to Col. Walker,
Mho ia now being nhowcrcd with con-
j,b uia'ioim from hi nui.ij frudi
ij Walker l manager of Uic .Mm
K'-l llox Co , of tbla city, president of
tb Kentucky Club ami aliliatcd with
a doMU dlfforuut ontorpriaeea of Hick
man. Ho la a llvo wlro and worth)
uf tho honor billowed ujku buu by
GTRAYED OR STOLEN.
Sira)vd or stolen about March 22
t bay horse, 15Ji bunds high, weight
about l,GtfO, black uiano and tail, a
UhiI 10 year old fort-top recently
trimuied out, mid U combined saddle
uad barm hom.
UUiral reward for bU return or
ialorniatiou leading to Ida recovery
Notify U. 1'. Pollock, Hickman, Ky
M. D, IT&rdln is entertaining at hla
bouie In Vt Fulton a large crowd
of bU rttutlvi'a today at a family ro
umUm. More than sixty people mtl
down to a niol delightful dluuur to-
ay all nalaUtoa.
Tho following brother and alslcra
Of tho boat oro guests.
J. W. and Btull Hardin, of Dceier
ton; Rev. Jamca Hardlu, of Muoko
M, Okln;,lUiv. Otbo Hardin and IUv,
Fop Hardlu, of Hickman; Mr. John
Itefcey uud Mm. llobcrt Ilobey, of a
lir Valley. Fulton Loader Tuoaduy
A tho First Motbodlat Church next
Buaday win bo all tho usual aervlc
m. General iuvituUou i extended,
llauiber uro urged to atluud, and in
Mto otburi to como uud give, thum a
L'rvtftiu when they comu. The ro
Mal uiooUug will begin April 7
liuter Sunday. That luorulug Ho v.
. C. Waters, pruaidlug elder, will
preach. Ho will bold Quarterly Con
leruueo lu tbo church Monday uvcu
lug, after tbo serinou, April 8. At
JJawt lllckniau Chapol services oery
I riday otuulug at 7. JO uud Sunday
Behool every Sunday afternoon ut
Tbo only bill that remained on thu
fioruruor'a desk unalgued won Senate
bill No. 12V, making It unlawful to
purchase furnish or procuru intoxi
cating liquor lu local option territo
ry. Tbo law dova uot roqulru Uiut
tho Governor aball ytvo any written
reason for fulling to sign u bill put
Jjeforo blm by tho Asfconibly, aid Got.
McCruary allowed tbo bill of Senator
"rot to so upon tho statute books
without liU tlfinnturo.
Novlllo llonoy, agout for tbo Satur
day Kvoulug l'ost, will bo glad to
take your nubdcrlptlou for tho l'ost,
J-ailloa Homo Journal or Country Gen
tlouiau, or bo will dollvor any of
tho abovo to you each week.
Hurglars broko Into tbo store of
O. W. Utterback at Oakton Friday
ulght, but evidently tboy woro look
log for money as nouo of tbo stock
C. E. Dean, au employe of tho Mon
gol Dox Co., had hla loft wrist palfr
fully Injured Tuosday afttornoon,
when It waa caught in a truck.
FOR SALE AT ONCE One million
extra fine cypress shingles. 0. M.
Yatca Shingle Co.
L. A. Stono orders tho Courier sent
to Mbw Uuth Stono, at Okmulgeo,
Subscribe for the Courier.
RURAL PARCELS POST.
Tho advocates of the rurnl parcela
pout claim that tbla system of mer
chandise transportation would enable
the fanner to have small packages
of merchandise delivered at his mall
box quickly and cheaply.
No ono disputes this but thoro aro
two more aides to tho quoatlon. Horo
Every rurnl delivery carrier Is now
authorized to carry merchandise par
ous ttr-lghing over four pounds from
your farm to town or from town to
K.ur farm and ou or the town man
taj tii. carrier whatever you agree
rgh' The proposed pontage charge
w uld atrrage much hlnlur limn wlin
you would pay under the present sys
tem of local delivery. Now there la
no maximum weight limit, for the
enrrier can take anything for you that
ho is able to carry, but it is proposed
to limit tbo weight to eleven pounds
only. This would greatly curtail tho
delivery privileges now ojon to every
farmer who desires to uso them and
mako delivery cost him more than un
der tho present method.
Hero is another side of the ques
tion the aide scecn by your good
frlendH the home merchants:
Hlg-clty merchants or all kinds
would be quick to seize the rural iar
cels ixist as a delivery outlet, through
th use of local ageuia. to whom par
cels would bo ahlpped In largo quanti
ties by express or freight for deposit
in the local postofflce and delivery by
rural carriers. Tbero Is absolutely no
way in which thla could bo prevented
Tho opportunity .thus afforded the&a
mall-order houses for tho development
of a gigantic trust la a most serious
menace to tho farmer's welfare. Ev
ery necessary' of lifo could In time be
monopolized through this government
postal subsidy, taxed against all the
peoplo and applied for tho solo benefit
of tho mall-order trust. Already
Wall Street sees the trend of events
and "big business' has become Inter
es'cii In fostering and financing the
parcels post agitation. Its appotlto
has been stimulated by tho results of
the past few years, which have en
abled ono mail order bouse to pay an
annual dividend of 7 per cent on its
many millions of capital, and recently
to declare a special dividend of 33 1-3
per cent. What farmer can ever hope
to equal that record?
Tho big-city mall-order merchants
pay no taxes of any kind direct or
Indirect in Hickman or this commun
Ity. They do not help maintain your
schools churches, libraries, hospitals
and other public institutions. They
do not help you-build and maintain
good roads. They do not give you
credit und they give you nolther sym
pathy nor help when misfortune
cornea. These big-city merchants
have absolutely no Interest in you,
excepting to get hold of as many of
Your Money Back if Not Satisfied
The right kind of buying enables us to give you these
great values at these remarkably low prices.
10 Cents a Set
High Grade Colonial Glass Tumblers
Heavy crystal, wide colonial pat
terns, smooth bottoms, full size,
10 Cents a Set
On Sale Saturday morning at 1 1 o'clock.
Engraved Blown Glass Tumblers
.Excellent crystal, 4 engraved pat
terns, as shown in cut.
5 cents each.
On solo Saturday Morning at 1 1 o'clock
10 Cents Each
Genuine Cut Glass Tumblers.
Fine crystal, large genuine cut
pansy sprays, bright polished cen
ters and leaves, $1.50 quality.
On Sale Satuiday morning II o'clock
Plant Your Garden Now
Onion Sets and
Triumph, Early Rose, Peerless
llrown and lllue Japanned
havr tln.doubla onmxl. ellt
decorntlont, KUeOOxlft 65c
and lOVixlT "U1,
Kxtra heavy tin, lacquered,
fancy decorations, deepflttlna
r pound bliu l-2
100 " " "
Try a Sack
Belle of Ava
If you want perfect satisfaction
Bread and Cake Making
Made from the
Pick of the Wheat
Belle of Ava
EStJHr KkJtMyaT f99ly
"JUMBC'jTankard Jugs 3 styles pitchers, dark
green embossed glazing inside and out, colors
brown and green, extraordipary values 9c
On Sale next Saturday morning at 1 1 o'clock.
Willow Blue Underglazed Semi-Porcelain
Tankard Jug, Cuspidor and covered Salt Box, worth
25c, for 9c
On Sale next Saturday morning at 1 1 o'clock.
Phone Your Orders
Meat Shop ad Variety Store
4 Delivery Wagons
2 deliveries daily
All parts of town.
your dollars as they can and give as
llttlo return as possible.
Furthermore, the big-city merchant
does not bolp In any way to maintain
and build up tho home market for
your products that enables you to
get spot cash or Its equivalent for
ovcrything you have to sell. Your
location near such a town Increases
I'jo value of your farm and makes
that farm easy to sell as full valuo
whenever you desire.
You appreciate the fact that the
farmer trade keeps' up tho country
towns and that any system such as
the parcels post which will divert
tho farmer trade from the country
town to tho big city will ruin the
If the country town Is ruined, the
farmer's home market will be destroy
ed or tt least very seriously Impair
ed. Property values In the country
towns would certainly depreciate as
store after store was forced out of
business and greater burdens of tax
ation would bo placed upon tho farm
er's overburdened shoulders. Lack of
funds raised by taxation would cur
tall tho schools of the country towns.
Churches now so largely supported by
the homo merchants could no longer
be kept supplied with ministers, un
less the farmer members heavily In
creased their contributions. Public
spirit would be destroyed, public insti
tutions would suffer and public im
provements become a thing of tho
Tho plain fact is that the interests
of tho farmer and the home merchant
are mutual. They aro partners In the
business of production and distribu
tion In tho upbuilding and mainten
ance of tho best possible home mar
ket. And the best home market Is
ono that buys everything the farmer
has to sell at top market prices and
sells him everything he needs at fair
Therefore, Mr. Farmer, stand by
your homo merchants now as you
would expect them to stand by you.
In doing this you are conserving your
A pain In the side or back that
catches you when you straighten up
calls for rubbing application of BAL
LARD'S SNOW LINIMENT. It re
laxes the contracted muscles and per
mits ordinary bodily motion without
suffering or inconvenience. Price 36c
60c and S1.00 per bottle. Sold by
Hickman Drug Co.
ROLL OF HONO'R.
In the second examination in Ty
ler school, the following are the
names of the third grado pupils who
made tho highest average:
Flaudle Weat 98.2
Maggie Beckham 93.0
Tosco West 96.0
Alpheous O'Danlel 95.7
Elzy Owens 95.5
Leonard Adams 91.8
Hoy Stevens 94.8
Mlsa Callsta Mann, of Brownsville,
Tenn., a half sister of Mrs. W. A.
Joinston, will undergo an operation
at Memphis today. Miss Mann has
been an Invalid for a number of years.
She has gradually grown worse of
lato and It is thought the operation
Its necessary. Mrs. Johnston will go
to Memphis with her sister.
Former policeman John Lewis, of
Mayfleld, who was serving a two year
sentence in the Eddyvlllo prison for
killing James Puckett in Mayfleld In
the summer of 1903, was pardoned by
Governor McCreary Friday. Puckett
was snot while running away from
Lewis, who had arrested him on a
Our lino of clothing Is complete in
every respect and wo have 600 suits
in all tho latest weaves and colors to
' solect from. Wo earnestly Invito you
j to our store and assure you wo will
I envo you money on each and every
purchaso bought of us. Sullivan Bras
On account of tho prevalence of
smallpox at Water Valley, tho "Union.
City District Conference of tho Meth
odist Church, which was to have been
held there, will be held at Green
field, Tenn., beginning Apr'! 23.
I The city countll of Martin, Tenn.,
hna nassed nn ordinance forbidding
tho running at largo of chickens In
' FOR SALE: Barred Plymouth
Rock eggs for setting. 19 for S1.00.
Mrs. R, B. Scearce, Cayce, Ky.
Seed Potatoes $1.75 to $2.00 a
bushel cash at Bettersworth & Prath
er'a. Allthe good variety.