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TE FOR YOUR FAVORITE IN THE COURIER POPULAR LADY CONTEST. S400 PIANO FREE
THE HICKMAN COURIER.
A BLUE MARK HERE
mrikna that your iil
erlptton 1ms itxplrml.
KflfiBw promptlr if on
wnnt thn pnpr to comix
to you utter thli montli
TBa"h! lhB m 0 Succcss' TbB FouriBT haB " Spankln' Daod TBam- CreaEB the B3 0 Wagon, Old Man, and LbVb Hitch Up
HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1908.
WHOLE HO. 3433
ESTABLISHED IS THE TEAR 1839
S 180UY THIS MTSTER12UL CLflli
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L . . al
f J906 I was employ
v-uonal capacity ai i
i vestieate certain
r chtrlder trouble i
p j kv A far-sighted
j , who iav in the march
armies about him
T i anting eventt, had
i rcwarn and forearm
tt a day when be at an
iw, wuid be called up
lLt county it In the
f ihe "Black Patch,'
. t i .1 i. nA
it Ml II.CIC IIHU UCCII IIU
itiK w.'r hit jurisdiction
aa r away, however, thi
,c . r. rooertv itilitmold
,ir - wase of matked bandt of
igb nuia-ien All about him
erf vn county, anony
)tj and threati were be
Tha N:' threati were noC
-unrated In adioln
.r'l'.. wre the lawleit bandt
!t 1 a tM,. of tmoke and the
th to mark their
' . tncting me in my
u J "I want to know
- i.Jer it. It he the
v- r tuen or the irre-
,jm, or it he from
trapped out to me my
.: in an invettigation
that hat developed
.ro at yet far from
r.e that at the days
r , m re and more com-
j F roNDrriOHS.
. .1 ii, iuc uii'iii nun is :i
-4 I I IT- t f .
J z rganization known as
Tfc legitimate purpose of
'&- - it to do battle with
ar j trust The oeriod of
tai 1 . tt I Inpiih.illnn mm- Yi
wr.ff camoflition hi-cran In
and .ojve a clear field to a
"at. n cf caottal and melhods
i 's tarmer't ttaple monev
at worth lets to him
the r--l rf
- - - v VlVUUbllUU, tlUl
in lugni riuer a protege ot
Toit'or.eJ conditiont, but he
wui '.;n item which he tprings.
't..rp id eiercise business
. ir 7 p ii i
.. j fu.iiii me uiaiKcn
c.er.froJjctlon, thut play-
: uic iiust, an en
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.. uis luiutctauie conui-
w r he complalnicondi-
jln tt' t.. 4. Lt
"...vii ut juiuncs nimseu
ir.m the paths of rectl
o in fv, fc.in.ck: matk and ride
ui iiiKiit. to lorce
"e'-r "tani rifle.
V r r.l - .
- kvii io my employer
Vwneam a tatitfactorv one.
n r l . -
-in ii iouna him in-
4 3 opening tentencc
mgKt rider it your
" neighbor'! son and
ihr statement, a figure
Tied In rnni.n in kin,'
. , naa, by care,
nvestigattcn. fou,lti it. iit,i.
ut. . i- i . r
... r -'"J ni own son, or
tirmE to i,
.7?. .over h report.
f name was convinc
"!lrt ral truth Tn...t,.'
"lmr jata UDOn tfhlr. T .,
"nerpirt. and I f
a, ' J Ju'iy meconclut.
ye,P rn' iU not be amiss
nth,',; , ',l "er,-and aid.
'i t l0? the darknets,
Uad n 'lla'ed "hoolhouse
m " . --ADI.OCI.
the pr "V",obeheld. Tak
i Zl m ,0 h'tchmy horte
m away from the dtmlj
I approached it from the rear.through
a dense woodland. I found the build
Ing to be of a single room, one story.
It was situated in a small grove and
stood oacic titty yards from the main
highway. I had purposely evaded
everyone, hoping to gain a position
within earthot of the building and
surroundings. This I succeeded in
doing by creeping through the thick
brushwood to the school-yard fence,
twenty yardt from the building.
A dim light, feebly gleaming
inrougn a dirty window, and the
tramp, tramp of heavy-shoi feet
toiu me mat a number ot persons
were already assembled. Silhourt
ted against the dust-ttalned panet of
tne small rear window I caught flit
ting glimpses of those within. Some
of them, beared and bewhlskered,
I recognized to my own satisfaction
as said, sedate farmer acqualn
tances. The murmur of many voices,
alwayt guarded, came to my eart,
but I could not distinguish them;
nor could I catch coherent conversa
lion. Men came singly, in pairs
and in groups of three and four, all
mounted. Silently they hitched
their hortet, and, contrary to a fixed
custom of the countryside, they went
at once Into the buildinc. I knew
that only anticipation of something
of all-absorbing interest In the inter
ior would bring the average country
man to torego bit utual round of
neighborhood chat on the outtide be
fore entering a building at a country-
Finally men ceased coming, save
now and then a straggler, whose be
lated arrival was heralded by the
rapidly approaching hoofbeats of hit
hone. The front door closed with
a bang and comparative quiet re Ign
ed within. Soon I could catch the
tound of a tingle voice, but could
not distinguish the words. Eager to
hear and tee, I thought to approach
the window, and tuiting the action
to the thought I came near "flush
ing my game." Though arising
cautiously enough, a dry branch
snapped beneath my feet. An atwer-
ing nolte rame to my ears from
the corner of the house nearest me.
Peering through the darkness I dis
tinguished the shadowy outline of a
man. While he stood there I real
ized I must abandon the idea of a
nearer, position. I waited, but he
did not leave his post. I wondered
it he, too, was a spy. At last he
moved to the opposite corner and
spoke to some one In a low, inaudi
ble voice. A few words passed and
he again took up his vigil in the
shadow. I soon came to the con
clusion that he was a sentinel. Sub
sequent eventt proved that I was
A NARROW ESCAPE.
Thus put on guard I remained
quiet for half an hour, when the
stillness was broken by a prolonged
whinnying, ihe tound came from
away off to the rear and I knew It
was my horse. I realized at once
that II that kept up my chances to
ride away from the place In safety
would be reduced to a minimum, for
the sentinel wheeled suddenly and
listened. He was keenly alert for
tome seconds, but luckily there was
no more whinnying. My nerves,
under the circumstances, were not
as tranquil as I have known them to
be. Contciout of the fact that I
was dismally alone, yet within a few
yards of perhaps a hundred men, I
could but cringe at the thought of
discovery. I knew what it meant.
I knew that if caught thus spying
out profound secrets secrets that
would open the doors of the jails
and penitentiaries to some of the
silent band within there would, In
all probability, be a"mytteriout dis
appearance," attended by a widowed
wife and orphaned little ones, and I
by no means relished such a thing.
Presently I heard hoofbeats hurry
ing toward the building. A belated
rider came into the yard dismounted
and hitched his horse within a few
feet of my hiding place. Moving to
ward the building he was confronted
by the sentinel.
(OoutluutJ on Uit pftgit)
Co)ti6ht 1908 ly Hut SctuiThtr Ic Mux
OU don't have to do any hustling to get in on our good clothes feast.
Everything's prepared for you, ready to serve here. We've looked
after the "dressing" for you.
HART SCIIAFFNER 3 MARX
clothes are ready to wear; the best clothes you can find, no matter what you
pay for them. You may look the town over; it makes no difference to us
whether you come here first or last; you're sure to buy your clothes here, first
or last, because we've got the value for your money to show you.
The fact that we're doing business to make profits for ourselves, doesn't
prevent our doing business in a way that makes profits for you. The fact is,
every time a man buys a Hart Schaffner & Marx overcoat or suit liere, and
pays $18 to $25 for it, he makes as much out of tthe deal as we do; or more.
We get the money; but he gets the clothes.
They're the best clothes made; they are honest all-wool, honestly tailored; the value is in
them; and you get it. We'd like to sell you some of these clothes; it will do us both good.
Other Makes from $5 to $ 1 5
SMITH Sr AMBERG