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The drouth that has been burning
up the crops and pastures In this
vicinity for some time, and which
had almost become general ever the
state, was broken Sunday, and as a
result the farmers fes have shor
In speaking of drouths, the one of
1854 was mentioned as the most des
tructive ever known. A man who
was living at that time has the fol
lowing to say :
"I was acquainted with old per
sons who could recollect way back
to the first settlement of the state
and they had never seen or heard of
such a drougth. There was a very
heavy rain about the last of May,
which washed the fencing off, car
ried away bridges, and washed the
soil away. After the great rain it
did not rain any more until the 1st
October follwing. The creeks, ponds
and nearly all the springs went dry.
Farmers had to dig for water for
family use and for their stock. A
great many farmers hauled water
from the Big Springs at Georgetown
and from Elkhorn. . .
"There was a light crop of wheat ;
very little hay and less of veget
ables and little corn, from one to
twelve bushels per acre, and most of
that of an inferior quality. In the
northwestern part of the state
there was a large part of the land in
a state of nature, covered with large,
white oab trees and all of them full
of acorns, which were used instead
of corn to fatten hogs, and what
acorns were left over the sto:k hogs
had to winter on.
"On the 28th day of Feruary,
1855, it turned cold and remained
cold until the middle of March,
About the time it turned cold the
most in the woods gave out and a
large per cent of hogs died; also
some horses, cattle and sheep died.
"There were good crops of corn
in Indiana, but it was very hard to
get it into Kentucky, as there were
but two railroads in the state ; one
from Louisville to Lexington and
one from Covington to Lexington.
Corn had to be hauled 'in wagons
from the stations on thoes railroads
to supply the people living from one
to 40 miles over dirt roads, for
were but few turnpikes at that time
in Kentucky, There have been
several droughts since, but none to
to equal that of 1854 It was a hard
year on the poor for there was but
little money in circulation and noth
ing to do to earn money. Some
lost all of their horses and they had
To see them is to admire; to wear them is to grow en
thusiastic. 10,000 pairs of "Queen Quality" Shoes would
not be made and sold daily did they not furnish the fullest
measure of Style and Economy.
Are now ready
Kid, Gun Metal
do them justice.
THAT AWFUL BOY
He Has to Get Into Trouble
no way the next spring to prepare
their land for planting. The land
was in fine condition to raise a ci op
very few weeds seeded and the
drought and freezing the following
winter put the ground in fine condi
tion. Some pulled up the old corn
stubs and dropped the corn in the
hole and covered with their foot and
cultivated it with a hoe and made
a fine crop. The year of 1855 was
the most productive ever known in
Kentucky. It required less cultiva
tion to make a crop than was ever
known. Corn sold at SI per buthel
and all other farm produce in pro
portion. One dollar then was equal
to S3 at the present time. The list
month reminds me very mu ch of
1854. Clouds arose and there
would be the finest prospect for rain
and it would look like we would
have a fine shower but instead of a
rain it would clear up nd the clouds
No. 38 Fine 440acre stock farm,
in Mississippi county, Mo., has four
sets of houses on it, together with
other improvements. 19 5 acres
cleared, rest in timber 390 acres pro
tected by the new government levee.
Owner is cutting five crops of alfalfa
on this place each year, and the cot
ton and corn now growing will give
you an idea of its fertility. Rents
readily for S4.50 an acre. Price
very reasonable. Hickman Courier
E-v-r Krisp Cakes and Crackers
at C H. Moore's.
in all. the new brown and tan shades, and in
and Patent Leathers. Newspaper cuts cannot
You must see the shoes for yourself.
Dodds. D. G.
Juit When Thera's Company Comity
KISSING DAY AT HUNGERFORD.
Curioui Old-Time Cuitom Which St II
Prevail! In an Engllth Village.
Tho little lown of llmigerfunl
recently the scone of the quaint r
brat Inn of Uockllde
The property of the manor. Mh'h
comprises ,i valuable, trout fishery, lui
lately come within the purview of '
charity commissioner, who have rs
tabllshed n scheme for the future .i I
ministration hv popular trustees, i it
with the proviso (hat the holdlr.i
of the manorial court, with ltd pin r
esque old world customs, should '
allowed to continue.
The function began with a ser
of blasts on the historic horn, s"d
then the ttittl mrn. armed with stu
set forth on their perambulation
their duty being to demand a pcnT
from every male householder and a
kiss from each lady who crossed thIr
path. As a rule the privilege is
granted with much good humor. rd
husband look on with equanimity
Meanwhile the Hockllde Jury wr e
sitting In solemn conclave, appointing
the constable and coroner and other
ancient officer whose duties are more
or less obsolete London Standard,
Htate of Ohio. City of TnMo
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that lie l
senior partner of tb nrm of F. J. Chen A
Co.. doing hunlness In the City of Toledo.
County and Htata aforesaid, and thatsaid
nrm will pay the sum of ONK II LWDHKII
DOLIJVKS for each and every ra or Ca
tarrh that cannot be cured by the useof
Hull's Catarrh Cure. FltANK J.OHKNKY.
ttwnnl in lcfnra ma and subscribed In my
presence, this otb day of December, A. 1.
16. ISeal.) A.'W.OI.KAhON.
1 , NOTAHY l'UHI.IU.
if all's Catarrh Cure Is taken Internally.
and acts illreoliy on tne oiooa ana muroui
surfaces ot tlie system, ncna jor leiiiiiiuiu
K. J. Oil KNEY Co. Toledo. O.
Sold by all Druggists. Tic.
Take Hall's Family Tills for constipation
Oct. 6th opera house.
ALL THE NEW SHAPES
$1.50 CO $5.00
MILLET Sr NJlYLO
On of New Zealand C'oup Always
Enveloped In Clouds of Steam.
White Island derives Its name from
the clouds of while steam In which It
appear to be continually enveloped.
Its area Is only 600 acres and it
height about 880 feet abovo sea level.
In form and color It U llko a re
losing camel, while It Interior, with
Its Rray, weather-beaten, almost per
pendicular cliffs, recalls (ho Coliseum
at Home. Overhanging the southern
landing place standi a column ot rock
closely resembling a sentinel, which
has been dedicated to the memory of
Capt Cook. The water of the Island
Is of a pale green hue, and anything
dipped Into It becomes a red brick
color. The fumes of sulphur are al
ways plainly perceptible,
On a flue moonlight night a wonder
ful sight Is afforded to anyone who
will sit In an open boat In one of
the lakes of the Island. Covering an
area of CO acres Is an Immense cal
dron, hissing and snorting and send
ing forth volumes of poisonous steam,,
while all chances of egress appear to
be denied by the steep, silent and
gloomy cliffs. Ilrltlih Australian.
Mrs. A. M. Mulllns, of Union
City, visited her daughter, Mrs.
John Cotton, first of the week.
N'lnety per cent, of the coinage by
the United Stales In the fiscal year of
1808 consisted of gold eagles, a coin
which probably not one In a hun
dred people sees as often as once a
year. Altogether Hie coinage of the
country comprised 17 different varie
ties, seven of which were for the
Philippine Islands In pesos and centa
vos, and one of which of the same de
nomination was for account of tho
Mexican government The number of
pennies turned out averaged a little
less than one for each Inhabitant. The
total coinage for continental United
States was f 215,711,862. This haa
been one of the most active years In
ihe history of national minting. Of
this amount $17!),L:ifi,:!.-7 were In gold
nd $16,632,477 In silver, or about Ibe
ratio of ono of silver to 12 of gold.
Wall Htreet Journal.
FOR SALE-Jersey cow and
young calf. Isaac Shuff. 15-2c
The Hope Got II.
A keen struggle for tluv pnxKexsInn
of an entremeli rare roln between tho
pope and King Victor Kmninntinl of
Italy, both numismatists, lias Just end
ed In fator of the former.
Don't pay an agent 50c (or the
Weekly Commercial-Appeal, when
you can get the Hickman Courier
and Commercial both a year for
$1.25. . q
Leave y.our laundry at Ellison
Soft and Stiff Hot
Put them all up in a row and you
will see the snappiest lot of Hats you
have ever seen.
The Soft Hats are shown in Black,
Walnut, Belgian and Munday Green.
The Derbies in the staple colors
Black, Brown and Tan.
HELP WANTED MALE.
"Hey! Some one help me! I've
been hnldln' this bloomln' wall up all
by myself slnco four o'clock."
Tetleys Tea at Moore's. When
the best tea costs less than a half
cent a cup why not have,lt?
Are You Planning to Remodel ?
If yon contemplate remodeling your present
j home now or In the new future, you should
itudy the lubject of Plumbing. Good plumbing U one cf ,v
Jiipptcst fcsturei of a modern home. It not only con"
lo the comfort and health of the occupinti, but is
have In our shovwo
and quote you prices. "SUlKUhT Ware li the best ph" 't
material madeevery piece la guaranteed. Ask for our illus'r "1
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COTTON & ADAMS
Racket Store For Sale.
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Clinton street, conmtirg ct rift?
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show cases rimlinr limni ff. I
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U141 Will SUOIU A gUUU II. U J, K
me at once. I will icli at i &
gain. John Kirk icau.
CAD C1TP. 01 ...... n
f t . 1 fi . 1
house, barn, shed and other
buildings ; good well and enters, h
young orchard. 1 mile frca itt
V,A.. O-n.r I. inKi tl tfL,tX
$15 an acre will eet it Additxxi
iniormauon on application w
office. No. 42.
SKIFF FOUND A good Hi
week. Owner can have saw h
describing property and payn(
costs. Jas. Holcombe, 15;"
of pride to the ow i -
We will gUdly !
plumbing with ) i '
gjve you the bencn i '
experience, Ms i?
stalled piodcrn p' i!
systems In nume" '
homes we ran re'rr '3
many tatltficd u'
A little knowledge
mbject will be Unc 1
you in the aclectlon r 1 k
belt material and fif
and in their proper I
tlon throughout the 1
If you will call to "
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