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THE HieKMRN COURIER.
HICKMAN, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1912
Number 5 1
GINS CHANGE HANDS.
Bondurant and Driver Sell
To Roberts Cotton Oil Co.
THE C., M. & 0. EXTENSION.
Soma Inside Facta About
The Propoted New Lino.
Aa a general rule the inaldu work
ing of railroads aru curried on with
Uio utmost silence. Those not con
iiccUxl wHh such a corporation tut
ho enjoy. Uio confidence o( its wan
ngomcul likewise ndbcro to tuo tacl
tuni rulo governing railroad business
Hut, In Uio instance of the C, M &
CI , tuo now road from Dycrsburg to
lllckinau, which projoaoa to extend
It limit (row Hickman to Metropo
lu, Ills., wo consider it no Im-acu of
i-OllfJdellCO (O glVO SOUW ftiCU con-
ctuIi tlii movement.
11m) publio la well aware Ui.M the
t . M. fc O. In lu UUgalon with tin
Illinois Central. Tho laitor road u
trying to got control of (bo now vnu.
Thereby bans a tale.
Hickman people should bo luteresl
td lu tho outcome of IhU null, which
Is pondlug In the court of Teunus-
see. iu outcome would of course uo
of no great cotuequenco a regard
tlio future operation of Uio pr.ent
Duut; tbo service would doubUitm
cotitiuuo saUsfactorlly llut wo arv
lntoreud in tbo extension of Uio Urn
from Hickman to Metropolis, or ratn
vr l'aducah. Tho buudiug of Uio
rood from Hickman- to Metropolis
would give tut an eastern outlet con
iivcUou with roads al l'aducah and
iho 1. G. at Clinton nud tho M &
O. at some point in tho iKtniiy of
Jliiwow. ThvM) would mean more
lo us than Iho road we hao in op
'ration; although tho line from Lljr
emburg to this city ha boou of great
I4hiU to us lu many ways, oiw of
which la tho supplyiug of our biggest
loco Industry with Umber
llut to set thi eastern counucUon.
In short, means that tho C, 11 &
(1. must build before tho sotUomout
of tho suit In question, If the I. C
should set control of tho line. It is
HluiMta cinch that. they would never
WuAU tho Hue- f roro illckuwu oa vast
thoy would huvo no good naeon for
doing o. However, thoy havo mado
t.oral crand stand plajs by survey
las between I'aducah and HJcknian,
lu fact. It Is thought that liny havo
a surveying party on tho routo at
-work now. llut If tho C, M, & Q
ixicoeeda In making tho extension,
whatowr tbo outcome, tho road and
bervlco would hao to bo maintained
It is thoivforo a matter of interest to
us that tho C, M. & 0. build tho
lino from Hickman, to Clinton, at
least, beforo tho first day of Novcni
tor, at which timo tho final derision
In tho railroad fight will bo forth
coming. If anything Is to bo dono,
it should bo dono at onoo. If tho
matter hi of sufficient Interest to us
to want tbo extension modo, wo
should hit while tho Iron Is hot
This Is the present utatus of tho
matter, as wo undcrvtond It, and Is
Blvon without reserve, bocauso wc
nbould bo Interested In an castorn
outlot, which will mean much to
JUclonan In a business way.
The Crystal tc and 10c.
Coal at swomer prices. A. A.
WEATHER: Unsettled today; Fri
day fair and warmer.
llarsatfia la shoos and slippers at
Millet & Alcx&ndor's.
Iloorn Drown and McKeo Johnson
woro in Kullon Sunday.
Judgo W. J. JicMurrj' has been
commissioned a notary public by
MoWng pictures at tho Lyric Sat
urday nlglit. Thrco big reels of pic
tures and Illustrated faonft.
MUxs Lola Copcland and William
Wcaks, both of near Wlngo, wcrv
married at I-'ulton, Sunday.
Don't mlflo tho bargains that Mlllot
ft Aloxandor offer In urokon lots of
Mens, women and Chlhlrens Oxfords
J M. Monro won hero from Union
t'ity, Tuesday, looking nftor tho
illtitmnn exchange of Iho Cumber
tuid Tolopliono Co.
Tho cool, damp weather of the past
t n days hns boon anything but bonc
tnin to cotton nnd corn crops of
'Mh scotlon. KoporU from tho hot
lonw any tho cut worms havo about
mined all corn thnt wti up and have
nttnckwl Uio cotton. Unless wo have
some hot weather right awny, tho
rop conditions are not going to bo
A Steel RangeSix Holes,
High Warminp; Closet
Side Feed Pouch
Large Size Oven
Burns Wood or Coal. Economical in Use of Fuel
Uy Uio solo of Uio ball park to tho
Kast St. Louis Cotton OH Co., Hick
man Iosch tho training grounds for
Joe Cnntlllon's Minneapolis baso ball
team, besides grounds for our fast
locul team. Efforts are bolng ninuo
to find anoUior placo but if nono can
be found, Hickman will not have this
team training hero any more. This
club coming hero overy year is an
xcollout ndvcrtlsimont for Hickman
nnd wo should not let them go olso
whero If wo can holp ourselves.
W. L. Mosby, tho loveo contractor
In partnership with C. T. Hondurnnt,
Is dnngorouBly 111 of pneumonia and
reports from his bedside this morning
say that ho may not recover.
Atty. T. N. Smith is hero from Ful
ton today on business.
Sold on installments, if desired.
Kred McClaln et al vs. T. E. Ilrndy.
Jlaintlff sues- by next frlond for dam
ages ho claims to have received by
being bitten by a dog owned by tho
defendant. Ho claims ho is dnmngeU
to tho oxtont of $760.
Ellison's Grocer vs. Sain Salmon.
Suit on noto for f 2S7.76.
Georgia Pnto vs. Andy Dowd. Tho
nlniii'Ui says some cotton that sho
ralbcd is being hold unlawfully and
is suing for posesslon of Uio cotton
vnlued nt $80X9 and $10 damages.
Grovcr Salmon vs. Joo Cnntlllon.
Suit for $C5 for balanco duo on con
tract for paintlnf
Standard Oil Co. vs Smith & Spark-
man. Suit for account of $89.27.
Lon Binford Guardian et al vs. Mrs.
It. A. Roblnuon. Settlement of es
tate Ella Vincent vs. Win. J. Vincent.
Suit for divorce.
Waltor D. Wallace vs. Dorothy M.
Wallace Suit for divorce. The cou
plo wus married In- Troy, Tenn., on
lilarch 21, 1911, and plnllnUff claims
ho was abandoned by her husband
April 1, 1911.
Margaret Gilbert vs. Iko Gilbert.
Suit for dlvorco on tho (rounds of a
bandonment. They were married In
Ganey SmlUi vs. Itnstus Smith. A
suit for dlvorco and custody of two
children. Abandonment ia alleged.
C. G. Schlcnker was in Union City
AINT IT THE TRUTH?
Prof. E. S. Clark, who was elected
principal of Uio Hickman school, vis
ited the town and then decided ho
would decline tho position. Ho must
be hard to plcaso li he doesn't like
Hickman: Clinton Gazette.
Gen. Edward S. Bragg, commander
of tho famous Iron Brigado during
tho Civil War, died at Fon du Lac,
Wis., Juno 20. Gen. Bragg had been
In feeble health for a number of
years. Ho was 85 years old last Feb
ruary. He served sovoral terms in
Congress as a Democrat from Wiscon
sin. After his retirement from Con
gress he represented tho United
6tates in diplomatic positions in Cuba
Mexico and China.
The two big cotton gins at llick
mau were sold Monday to the Hub
erts Cotton OU Co., with hfcaduuur
ero at Mumyhhi, but who operate ex
tensively through Uio South. One of
these gins was owned by C S. Driv
er, being established several years
ago by S. JL. Dodds, and the other,
known oa the Farmers Gin & Grain
Co., was organized by local capital -is
's three years ago and was the
property it C. T. Bonduraot.
At the same time Mr. Iloberts, pres
ident of Uio Hobem concern, waif
ncgoUaUns a trade with Bonuumut
and Driver, the Kast St. Louia Codfuti
Oil Co., -which is a bis concern op-
eroUug a large per cent of the gius -fh
souUieast Missouri, started a crew
of men on the construction work of
1 building a big gin here for themselves.
The new gin is being erected on the
property in West Ulckman, used as
I a baseballnark, and will be of gen-
t erous capacity.
In a word, there ia a light on be
tween those rival oil companies; X
may not bo a question of the surviv
al of the fittest, but merely that of
dollars and cents and it hi to he
presumed that both companies are fi
nancially ahle to make the thin; in
teresting. Unless something new de
velops, the cotton planter of this
section will hae a chance to get
the top price for his product this year
If he succeeds In raising any cotton
This state of affairs In hrought about
by the ifiict that boUi companies
claim this territory, and in addition
to this some local business sparks
fell in Uio powder keg.
There is also another cotton oil
concern the East Tennessee Cotton
Oil Co. looking into the Hickman
field with longing eyes and lncrsas-
teg appetite. Their regroEontattve
jwa here, a stoK,4ija,;fte,.jsd.M-:
cured options oa such sKee aa he
thought might suit his corporation.
It is poss&le that they may yet In
stall a gin here. Prospects then be
come good for four gins in thiB city.
Ail this is well and good; hut there
Is one danger. While two opposing
companies operate here they will pay
right prices; when the -weaker one
is forced to pull out, then trust poli
cies as a rule are brought Into play.
It is necessary, as thoy figure, to
get back what they spent in the fjght
also wLat their opposition put into
the fight and the planter with a
big crop, encouraged by good local
prices, suddenly finds the bottom
'dropped out of Uio market. The surest
preventative for such an evil is the
existence of a small gin owned and
operated by local men; even then, an
oil concern has the beet of those who
depend exclusively upon ginning.
The oil men can make their profits
on Uio oil products.
For Uio present our cotton growers
will sit In the grand stand and wat:h
tho fur and feathers fly as the com
mercial giants lock horns for the
championship In Hickman territory.
"Better be Insured than sorry."
Lum Carter and wife wereh ere from
Wo have several Refrigerators lo
close out at about coat. Hickman
Carl Johnston, of this county, but
formerly of Memphis, and Miss Ola
Whltworth, nteo of this county, wore
married June 25.
LOST: Deep red cow, with horns,
split in each car, branded "W" on
hip. Got away Sunday night. KoUfy
Courier office and get' reward. 3p
D. P. Lelbovltz is spending the
week with home folks at Lowisport,
Ky. His brother is here looking af
ter the storo during -Dave's absence.
The Cumberland Telephone Com
pany moved their office yesterday
from over Cowgill'a Drug Store to
tho second story of Uio Courier build- -
Ing. Too company has installed n
new switchboard and cabled the
lUckman system. There is every xoa
reason now to expect first class ser
Jllckman system. There is every rea
son now to expect first class service.
Tho change has cost several thous
and dollars. The Western Union Tel
egraph Co., now under Uio same man
agement as the Cumberland, will also
havo their office fn the Courier build-in.
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