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THE HICKMAN COURIER
Trt W.Uf Kntkr Uk Bw"
W. 0. SFXKR nnd J. O. SEXTON,
Mltori aad Frepritier.
ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
CAUH IN AUYANCK.
Batared at the ntckmna, Kentucky,
poatoSce a MOond-clM mail inattor.
Tfiofsiay, flog. m, 1908
More new walks.
Order the Courier today.
Cold soda at Bettersworth & Pra
ther's. Fred Pascall was here from Ful-
J. C. Ellison has bedn on the sick
list this wcek.
. Mrs. J. W. White is visiting in
New Madrid, Mo.
.Ev-r Krisp Cakes and Crackers
at C. H. Moore's.
Dr. R. H. Read, of Fulton, has
purchased a new auto.
Get the habit of trading at Bet
tersworth & Prather's.
FOR SALE. Old papers at this
office ISc a hundred.
Pure Canadian Sap Maple Syrup.
C. H. Moore, Tel. No. 4.
. Robt. Helm, of Helm, Miss., is
home on a visit to home folks.
Read the "Seventh Person" in
a O - - -
Chas. Travis made a business trip
to Lexington, Ky., first of the week.
The Courier and the weekly Commercial-Appeal
one year for S1.2S.
, FOR SALE Good Timothy Hay,
$6 a ton in rick. J. P. Thomas,
Route 4. 6-4 tc
Crushed Oyster Shells, Grit,
Wheat, Chops, Purina Chick feed
at C. H. Moore's.
- ,Try Threfteld's Eating House
next time. If you are hungry you
will be taken care of. , -
' Mrs. Bettie Travis and daughter,
Miss Mattie, are spending a few days
with Union City friends.
Paul Blakemore returned Tues
day from an extended trip in Florida
and other southern points.
Tetleys Tea at Moore's. When
me uesi icu cusis icss man a nau
cent a cup why not have it?
' We have the swellest line of
samples in town of fall and winter
, clothing. Over Rice's store.
Mrs. Wheeler and little daughter
have returned to Uniori City, after a
visit to Mrs. Harry Threlkeld.
- The only trouble about "Square
Deal Wire" is that it lasts too long.
The Farmers Hardware Co., sells
Threlkeld & Schmidt is the name
of a new firm in town. Pressing,
cleaning and alterations in ladies
and gents clothing.
If you get a sample copy of the
Courier, it is an invitation to sub
scribe. The Courier and Commer
cial-Appeal a year for $1.25.
E, F, Davis and famUy have re
turned from Martin, Tenn., where
Mr, Davis has been running a livery
stable. They will come back.
N FOR SALE; The Henderson lots
on-the corner opposite the Courier
office. A splendid site for a busi
ness building. Lots are about 6CU90
feet. If you are interested in the
purchase of a good piece of proper
ty, inquire at this office.
Capt. Tom Faudree, manager of
the Huntingdoa-St Louis Tow-boat
Co., at Cairo, was here last week to
see about the barge of lumber that
vu sunk four milts below town, by
Higgins' Letters Indicate Self-Destruction
Vjfley Higgins, of Xrreen field, Tenn., Leaves FareeK Letters,
Laudanum 'Settle, and Other Evidences of Suicide in This
City, Saturday Night. Body Supposed to he In JRfwr.
Dragging Rther Fails P Locate Bdy.
" linvo liml thin mutter on my mlmt for A
yenr. nml I Iwllev ltln.llinnly wny tornd
my trouble, do over to tlio Imrito whr
we woro Mtrly. flomMijr. It. II."
Such was the text of a note left
by Riley Higgins at the home of
Charity" Dockln, in West Hick
man, Saturday night, between 11 o
clock and Sunday morning. The
note was left together with four oth
ers addressed to different persons.
On the barge (which lay just below
the stave mill) mentioned in the note
was found a bottle still containing a
small qu.initv of laudanum. Under
the bottle was a small slip of paper
on which was written "Riley Hig
The letters left by Higgins bear
the import of premeditated suicide ;
that after taking the poison, he jump
ed into the river. Whether or not
he committed suicide is a question
of doubt by many ; aid under the
circumstances one is justified in be
lieving either way. Sunday after
noon, W. H. Htggins and Dave Pear
son, both of this city, dragged the
river with grab-hooks, but failed to
find any trace of a body.
If the relatives of Higgins, at this
place, are correctly informed, he was
in trouble. It is said that he was
under a SI, 560 bond, charged with
leducing a 16-year-old girl at Green
field, Tenn., his home, where he has
a wife and four children ; and that
ho-was in the meshes of the law for
Higgins came to Hickman last
Thursday, accompanied by his 14
year-old nephew prasumably on a
visit. The boy said he did not know
that Higgins had lelt the house un
til next morning when he found the
Following is a copy of the letter
addressed to his wife, Mrs. Ode
"Well, Ode, I was aiming to
write you a long letter tcday but
was too near heartbroken. OJe, I
have been warning you of this trou
ble for the last five years but you
have paid no attention to what I
would say. I don't wish you would
make known the cause of this trou
ble but you know what caused it. I
don't want you to think it was the
indictments they have against me
for I know they can't bother me for
either on of them and I never have
dreaded them at all. So always
love and teach those sweet children
to obey you and try to raise them
right. I would not have lived as
long as I have if it had not been for
the sake of those children and I hate
to leave them as young m they are,
but it seems that I can't stay with
them and I had rnther.be dead than
to staj'Away from them, But there
is one thing I want you lo remember
and that is there never was a person
that loved his children any better
than I do mine but the future looks
too dark for me and I had rather be
dead than alive. Kis those sweet
children for me and tell, them that
papa loves them, and I always lovd
you but it seems that you never
could love me as you ought to, and
never could realize what1-you were
bringing me to. But I will forgive
you for everything, but-I want to
ask you one more time- to try and
raise my children right and see that
they are cared for, for thy are
all I have wanted to live for for the
last five or six years.
"Would write more but it is get
ting late. You nied not tell unless
you want to the cause of my death.
Will send you what little money I
have by Taylor. From- your hus
band and one who loves all. Ri
W. T. Greer, of Gri-enfiel.l mt
here Tuesday and Wednesday mak
ing an effort to collect circumstan
tial evidence sufficient- to release
Higgins' bondsmen,: whem Greer
says will be broken up if" they are
compelled to pay the bond. Hig
gins' trial was to have taken place
this week. The gentleman from
Greenfield thinks that Higgins is
dead, and in investigating the mat
ter says that his tracks were visible
in the soft mud where he went on
the barge but none shew where he
came off. Greer offers $100 reward
for his body dead or alive and
has notified the authorities below
Hickman to watch for it., Higgins
was about 36 years old.
At any rate, the lat trace of him
was the finding ef the laudanum bot
tle on the barge ; and in the lonely
watches of the night there fare two
roads he could have taken without
the world being the wiser that ol
preparing to meet his God, in silence
and retribution or that of ranking a
pretense, in order to evade justice,
and seeking a sunnier clirae where
he couldfurther perpetuate hit misdeeds.
A few of our older readers will re
member Riley's father, Ephriam
Higgins, who lived ?n Hickman about
20 years ago,
itiHsasMi j mm
The Modern Housewife
give more attention to her bathroom thin to
any other part of the home. Her nri.U In
her bathroom 11 iIumvI witl. Yir nrM :. .1.-
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fixtures when they bear the trade-mark Jf
Bathrooms equipped with this famous ware are models of
less In their
ity, modern in
and a constant
delight to the
Nis fitted with
We'll be glad
to talk with yob
about your bath
designs and aid
you widi suggest
bathroom t h e
rival of your par
lor for cleanli-'
nets and invit
w . , , When the bath
$Uwosl Ware it is ready for the critical eye of
1 Hum rati-, 1 1 -.tiln...... r. '
.. -..cut, ,lrc unon reqUe,t
Cotton & Adams
If its in the grocery line, we can
sell it as cheap and as good as any
body. Bette rsworth Si I'rather,
WHEN YOU VISIT UNION enj
Call and see our Combination HALL RACKS. Something entirely new. .
Wc pay especial attention to EMBALMING and UNDERTAKING and have jft
TO EMBALM IN TENNESSEE AND KENTUCKY
Call us day or night. Office Phone 530, Night Phone 22.
LIGON FU K N ITU RE ( '(),
308 South First St., Union City, Tenn.
Cascade Flour. If you haven't
tried it yet you haven't had the
best. Call No. 4 C. H. Moore,
A Tribute to Sadie,
Once again as if his jjloallngs o'er
human misery could never be sated,
has the grim reaper paused In his
sorrow-dispensing Mission to mow
down a life, as pure as the buds that
were left to bloom upon her grave.
Again have the pearly gates been
opened and a chorus been sung to
welcome another angel in to the
amaranthine bowers of perfect bliss.
Passing away Is written upon the
flowers that smile in the sunshine of
Heaven.and are watereJ by Us tears.
We find It on every page of nature's
unfolding, but ere the leaf is turned,
we read another lesson, that each
has a mission to perform.
So sweet and beautiful a charac
ter as Sadie's Is not often seen. I
can scarcely Imagine Its perfection,
when each day surely added a leaf
to the crown of gloy which she now
wears. Mini and heart met in her
on equal footing a combination thai
alone can give to the soul the charm
and the strength of truth truth of
mind and truth of heart. She was a
christian, and took into her Chris
tianity the best and brightest. Such a
character will be missed, such a life,
though cut so short, cannot have.
been in vain.
To these who loved her most, and
to whom she was mot dear, as well
as the entire community, that grieves
for her lots I give the loving tribute
of my tears and my sympathy.
The glorie ol a blesed inner
tality lighted her pasting away, and
because we know there is uo death,
we can raise our stricken hearts to
the God she loved and served, know
ing that owe day His mercy will re
ceive us. Oh I bereaved mother,
sisters and friends thy Father know
eth best, and severe as is this afllic
tion, it is In mercy sent. Faith's
low, sweet voice bids you see your
darling Sadie, radiantly beautiful,
an angel crowned, and hear her in
accents divinely sweet, whisper, "ye
can come unto me."
And soon the summons will come.
Then in that closing hour, when
earth shall recede amid the gloom
of dissolving sight and the light of
Eternity shall dawn upon the be
wildered soul, may our Maker, God,
S. M. W.
August'timc, tells on the nerves.
But that spiritless, no ambition feel
ing can be easily and quickly altered
by taking what is known by drug
gists everywhere as Dr. Shoop's
Restorative. Within 48 hours after
beginning to use the Restorative,
improvements will be noticed. Of
course, full health will not immedi
ately return. The gain, however,
will surely follow. And best of all.
you will realize and feel your
strength and ambition as it is return
ing. Outside influences depress
first the "inside nerves" then the
stomach, Heart, and Kidneys will
usually fall. Strengthen these fail-
Iftsltlnn Cards. JlnnauncBmants,
Wedding Invitations, Monograms,
Stationary. Etc., sau Us,
Quite a number from here attend
ed the W. 0. W. Barbecue at Mud
Creek Wednesday especially the
Time To Act.
Eld. G. E. Holt, an evangelist,
will begin a protracted meeting at
Poplar Grove, Sunday, Aug. 16th.
Eld. HolHs an eloquent speaker and
his sermons are sure to be interest
ing and instructive.
l'lUIUU Cllttrkl. ilUBllHd With tint UIU ulni
of uualtli ami uur eomluxloii, luuk.ull
nullum UVHUIIIUI. UIKU it miiuii now of
llurllllltt ttftur im'll mrnlt It will nmiiiint
CullHtllMtUullRIIlt liolp (tlVVt wlint jtou Uuv
t'Hton. Mm. Wnt. M. Htouil,' Mlillotltlun.
Tux. wrltu. Muy ill, IWJli
"W liuvn ukU Ilerl.lnc In our family for
tillllit Yen, mid fount It lliu beat nmillclnu
wk ever u4 tot coiutlLutlou. Ullou fevor
ami mlr). Hold Ur UowkIII'. Iru Mtura
iium ttviiil aiiwuiu
A. M. Tyler, wife and son are
sffding a few days at Battle Creek,
J)ont H'uli or Fatal Stavrt of
JildHS lllne. Profit
by Hickman I'eupic
Occasional attacks of backache,
Irregular urination, headaches and
dizxy spells are common early symp
toms of kidney disorders. It's an
error to neglect Ihete ills. The at
tacks may pass off for a time but re
turn with greater mteittity. If there
are symptom of drofny pufcf swell
ing below the eyes, blMtlng oi limb
and ankles, or any part of the body,
doa't delay a minute, form takkur
Doan's Kidney Pills, and kcrp up
the treatment until the kidneys ate
well, when your old time health and
vigor will return Cures in Hick
man prove the effectiveness of thkt
great kidney remedy.
J A. Eledge, Ellison S., Hick
man. Kv.. savss "It would be im
possible for me to express my thanks
to Doan'u Kidney Pills for the bene
fit thev brought me. I suffered
from pain in rriy back, also frequent
neauacaes. When being bothered
in this way, Doan's Kidney Pills
were brought to my attention and I
procured them at Helm & Ellison's
urug store, mey treed my back
from pain and stopped the headaches
in a very short time. Thev are ceri
tainly an excellent remedy for the
purposes tor wnicn tneir use is in
For sale by all dealers. Price 59
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo
New York, sole agents for the Unit
Remember the name-
and take no other.
Mr. John A. McClure, of Hick
man, who has been In the city for
several days In the Interest of the
Farmer's Institute to be held in thi
city Fflday and Saturday of next
week, went to Marlon yes-leniay. He
has done some good work here,
which -will no doubt result in a good
attendance at the meeting next week,
Princeton (Ky.) Leader,
Ami loe nil Internal wlion holn within
rtm:h. Ilerlilu will umka llml liver tr.
form ltilutli' urouirlr. J. II. Vnimlm kiu.
"lloltiirn ruimtnnt iiirr fmniKini.iiiia
Moiiniidu illnorilvMMl llsrr. I lmv foil ml
llf rtilliu tu Im) tliv ImiI iimlli'lmi dip i
trouble, on th umket. I liuve u.wl It coii.
aiuiiiijr. 1 ixiiievt) it to im lliu lHt nil-ill-ulnuoflW
kind, una I wUli nil urcurr
from Uium Wotlliltm tlio know tlio ituutl
iii'ruiuo iin uona.. rwjHl liy Uoal IN
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John Williams, a Fulton negro,
was arrested at that place Saturday
night on charge of counterfeiting,
It is said that bad dollars have bn
in circulation in Fulton for Several
months, but the officers were unable
to locate their source until William
wan caught up with, Tk4 mttm
was taken t Paducah for trial.
iat at Williams' retUurant.
Roonjs and ti.
hv the dav or week lid
forlablc rooms tatan:
more easily -?
to your inex r j
use of a csm;
count Fr jo i
month you ;
act record .f
you to keep rM
come aheau ct 1
In addition W
Ing your raosf!
ing account 11 1
lent.lt gi 'if1
for your fund 1
receipt I r 1
sets 61 nouses v
lecttl ty wc uc
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ami corn . .
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if ym use a Pulv'fJ
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from C. K. Moore