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THE HieKMRN COURIER.
ii(M DullJtn. or
paone No. 31
A BLUE MARX HEBE
mam that your aub
crlptlon hat 'expired
Itenew promptly irycu
want the paper to come
to too after thli month
UvBtUBing la the Team that Pulls tne Commercial Wagon up the Hill of Slccbss. Tho Courier
has a Spankin' Gqod Team. Grease the Rxles at Your Ulagan, Old Man, and Let's Hitch Up
VOLUME ftl NO. -IN
OLDEST PAFEB IN WEBTEHN IENTU0ZT
HICKMAN, FULTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY, MARCH 30, 1911.
WHOLE NO. 3(UN
ESTABLISHED IN THE TEAR 18HO
"THE POWER BKHINDTHE THRONE"
or new 1UU,UUU.U0 corporation for the development of Hickman-Thc Industrial League. Their slogan: "25,000 Population."
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C. L. WALKER
A. J. McGEHCE
IIHB. Mm Hm
fl mr- fc. VlJmtmW'.
C. P. SHUMATE
WALTER L. BROWN
T. J. MALONE
Manager Sales Department
Young Man, Enroute to Hickmkn, Slain by Midnight Assassin !
Dim (f tin) liiunl shocking tragedies
iwurdcd In Uio criminal hlnlory of
Hilton county occurred Friday morn
m about 1:30 when Andy MeClaln.
.if liik'loiii, wait aliol and lull dead
iy tho road hide six mile from Hick
man, near I'otor MoMullln' farm, on
Hl ItiMid. Tho omo has more than
lb umiul amount of mystery In IU
m-uIhjc unil munt have len a cold
The beat oocoiint niul probably tho
only one that wo can got of the
iiitinlur U given by Andy' unele.
Jack McOlaln, who won with hint,
awl la about il follow a:
Thumlay nftornoon Jack MeClaln
rwelred word Uial hi brothnr. Clin.
MeClaln, residing below lllrkiuan oil
thv old Shelby platv, wa dangerous
ly III, and nuked louiu of tho folk
t come to blin. Jack hotlfled an-athM-kbriUicir,'WJo,-4f-
t'harlk;, but Joe could not atari to
mh him that ttlxht. but suggested
bat hi soil, Andy, might go with
Jnok. Accordingly Andy and hU un
U started Into Thursday evening
fH- Hickman, or rnther Uio bottom
Imnow Ilkkmnn Midnight found them
ir Jordan, (hough neither of thorn
know tlio road. While passing the
homo of John Harris, thoy overtook
a lima walking. Tlioy stopped in In
quire of him If thoy were on tho right
ruiid lint atrniiKor told thorn they
wen and that ho wan going to Hick
man ami know tho road. Ho wan
n.sk.-d lo got In tlio buggy and rldt;
nnd dlriH!t thorn to' town. Ho ao
cttptinl tho Invitation and Uioy rodo
iuitnil mill togi'thor. -To muku
urn thut)' iiiih'U at J(w WlUon's to
Inqulro nboul the road. Mm. WUkou
told them tho way, ami whllo thoy
wore talking a man In the btigity
eald in a tone ami manner thut hull
chImI ho wo drinking, "lady, d It.
don't toll un the wrong way; w'o've
btotu traveling all night, A huIhIii-
od ciMivonuttlou was hold In tho bux
gy, but ilie could not dlncurn whoth
or there wore two or throo moit proa
out. Thoy drow on. After making
a turn Into a different road and go
ing a little dlitnnce, a part of tho
.Imniflim hrokL ond-Ajuly-iiot ouL.lo
mako tiiu repaint. At this Juncture
tho two McClaln's believed thoy wore
not In the right road (which wait
true), nnd told tho olrauger they
thought thoy wero lot. Ho told
them they wore on tlio right road,
alright, but tho owners of the buggy
decided thoy hod rather turu back
and take nnothur route. The strong
er objected, and una told ho would
huvo to walk. At thU oInt ho whip
peI out a platol and Hhot the ma'
on the ground. Andy fell; the hqr
bocnine frightened and ran tionw
little dlHtant'u; tho fltrungor JumpSi
out and wan jteeu no more. Tw?
more ahoU were fired however, aM
one bullet piiaai-d throiiKh Jack !&&
Clnlu'H coat nt tho ehoulder, but dW
no hurt him. S
When .Mr. MeClaln got tho tcoBg
quieted, ho wns koiiio dlatalico fro?
tho HC-ne of the ahootlug, and wm
afraid to -go back by himself. Tlr
Hn4 hoimo ho camo to was llrvtl
l,ratJier' rtwldeiice. Ho called ljfw
i.nd aaketl him to go hack with hlUT
an ho wnn in trouble. I! ret did nT
go, an It would have left hui wife
aiuno. .mcuiujii UeUic afraid to Me
....... - .. ... .... .
", tauiu un to town. i lore ijwi
caya ho tried to fined whereV.tk
herlff HvcU but fnlliHl, and HovU5?Urr, ,i nuJ tt member of a good family.
Tho nmn who did tho shooting la
homo, wont on to tho bottom. Ho
bud hopes that young McClalu had
gotten nwny, nnd would show up later.
The body of tho young man woa
found Friday morning nboul 8 o'
clock by Jim Roger. It was Inside
I'eter McMulIIn's woods lot, and sev
eral feet from tho fouco. Kvldeutly
tho assassin went hack nnd threw
the body over tho fence, as tho wires
wre bent In and Andy's trousers
Sheriff Johnson was notified nnd
wnn out to hold an Inquest. In tlio
nluwnco of Judgo Naylor Magistrate
A M Shaw wus called. Mr. McClalu
arrived on tlio scene about this tlnvo
nnd told tho story.
The death wound wm Inflicted nbout
four Inches above tho navel, und
only one shot took effect. Tho
wound looked as though a 44 calibre
gun was used, and tho man's fea
tures Indicated that ho died In great
ngony. When tlio body was search
ed the sheriff found $33.72 and re
ceipts from tho Masonic and Odd
Fellows lodges ut Lynvlllo, Ky. The
body was brought to Hickman and
prepared for burial.
Ileceosed was 32 years old, unmar
described by Mr. MeClaln aa having
given his name as 'Kvamt; low, hea
vy sot, short black mustacho and
woro a broad brim black hat. Sheriff
Johnson found n stranger afoot near
Cayco who nnswored tho above ex
actly, but MeClaln when asked to I
Jontlfy him said ho was not tho man.
Another Itinerant was also arrested
nenf Jordan, but ho proved his where
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and both woro released.
Joo MeClaln,, father of Uio dead
man, started for Hickman Friday mor
ning with hlM wagon to take his sick
brother bock home. Out sad to state,
he returned home wiUi the body of
his son in Uio wagon. Ho know no
taint; of tho killing until Informed by
Sheriff Johnson, whom ho mot on
the road here. Ono can better lm
ubiuo tho shock following such news.
And Saturday tho aged father recolv-t-d
word that his sick brother In tho
bottom was dead. We nro unnblo to
learn much concerning Uio man who
dh'd in the bottom, mora than he
was 51 years old, died of pneumonia
nnd leaves a family. His remalna
wero carried to Dukedom Monday.
Officers think they liavo a clue to
the killing that did not como out In
this story, and are making every ef
tort to ferret out tho guilty party.
It is atd that whiskey had a part In
tho trouble. Another paradox In Uio
tale Is Uial Uio murdered man was
scon running along Uie fence but
was shot dead In the road. Tho
mystery may yet be unraveled, and
we hope It will.
There's too much of this business
in Fulton county.
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buy anything, our want column will
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