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Digital page images are linked to the text file. c iaIi V 1 a Ill I i ill iiiimnil Hnnii i l U J4rf I I4 Q o fr SUPPLEMENTN 4- Q 1ll J ol TO THE 1 HICKMAN COUR1ERJ1 iiFIICKMANii fIIIJ4 o I A KENTUCKY i ft t IJ I I I COURT HOUSE HICKHAH i 1 i I 1i 1 1 i I IIIIIJ + ti PROPOSED NEW COURT HOUSE AT HICKMAN t aFORWHICH TAX HAS BEEN LEVIED fI tt w jSPECIAL MANUFACTURING ind INDUSTRIAL EDITIO 1 r A OF THE 0 f II HICKMAN CURIRr-v tt J i SEPTEMBER 19 1902 1 4t 30 j NI tJ Portraying the Splendid Manufacturing antaiiLB1excelled Transportatioi FallitiesYand r Unrivaled Agricultural Environmentsofthe City of Hickman Ky p- I t I rrJ1 Ll I 1 r r C i flJ ltAll j LL LJe 6 a aw k + 1 aY jnirjjT Ulli nn a yvyvTTn r tt gjt ftTUinJXrt n u fvvS afiftjjHflAn n i iyyy yiy 7T T fTTTTT 4- 1r 7 ay f Y 11 4 a r 1 c 11 k iJtt db c SUPPLEMENT TO THE HICKMAN COURIERI EiUblWud 1859 HICKMAN KENTUCKY SEPTEMBER 19 1902 Published Every Friday huHICKMAN The Most Prosperous and Progressive City in Western Kentucky Possessing Manufacturing Advantages and Transportation Facilities Unexcelled Between St Louis and Memphis More Medley Hit tees Invested In Manufacturing IIn- dustries Ila Illckmia the Past Fifteen Months Than Ila Any Other City Ila Kentucky Ila a Like Period of Time Closely Contiguous to the Immense Forestst tl1 Timber That Border the nab ol the Mississippi and Which Furnish the Raw Material Supply to the Manufacturers ot the Middle South roSurrounded by as Unrivaled Agricultural and 11ort1r cultural Country Bordering on the Great Southern Cotton Fields 4 A Beautiful llcajtby City Populated by a Cultured v Moral Refined and Happy People flee city of Hicktnati iis situated oil tho Mik sifiippl river 40 Mules south 01 Cairo I1L and 150 miles northeast of Memphis Tcnn it being the most important commercial shipping and manufacturing center lying between the cities named It is the county sent of Fulton county amt the second city in size and commercial Im portance in this perhaps the very richost county in tho variety and prolific yield of agricultural products in the great commonwealth of Ken tucky Fulton county is about 40 unites in length by an average of 5 miles in width and contains 104 square miles of territory Hick man is advantageously located on a commanding and beautiful site bordering the river bank in what is as near an approximation as can be measured of the geographical center ofa very oddly and somewhat rectangular shaped countyIn strategic situation which enables it to command through river competition trans portation rates that cannot be secured by neighboring cities less fortunately located in the millions of feet of lumber which lines the banks wtt the Mississippi to which it is the mo 4 closely adjacent city and the natural mark t for this great raw material manufactory supply in the immense native wealth of the rich farming land IIwhich it is surrounded and lastly but of immeasurable importance in its unexcelled opportunities as a manufacturing city Hickman is blessed by nature with transcendent advantages advantages which we do not believe arc excelled and indeed Ire rarely equaled II1I1Y river city in the lung mitanUerings of the Mississippi as Its com merce laden boats traverse their way from St I1lIl1is to the Gulf One of the preeminent advantages which this clv enjoys in a manufacturing regard is the Inrg area of desirable water front land secure in1 respects and admirably adapted for manufacturing industries ofevery description o l which it has to offer to incoming enterprises This land extends down the river bank for a distance of ten miles from that portion of the city known as Mengclvillc a local designation given it from tile fact that the great plant of the Mengcl Box Company was the first industry to there locate and is purchasable at a most reasonable rate The enterprising business men of Hickman have always stood ready in the past and most assuredly will in the Suture to purchase and donate to any de sirable and permanent industry affording employment to a reasonable number of persons as commodious a site as any enterprise de mands and in any location desired So spontaneous were the subscriptions in this re spect to procure the ground for the recently erected cotton seed oil works that in a matter of two hours more than twentyfive per cent above the requisite amount was donated and was later returned by the company to the gen erous subscribers Moreover the city of Hick man by established ordinance having in view the encouragement and fostering of all man ufacturing enterprises specifically exempts all 8T ST LOUIS I SOUTHERN ST such from all manner of taxation whatsoever for a period of five years Manufacturers north and south of us and especially those who suffered severely or stet with irreparable ruin in the former period ical overflows of our neighboring city of Cairo would well know how to appreciate a site on safe uplands on such reasonable terms coupledwith transportation facilities nowhere surpassed river or rail and giant and well nigh inexhaustible forests near by from which to float at slight expense their manufacturing supplyIt come to them as it will come to many who may perhaps first become cognizant of these facts by perusal of this paper as an angels boonmanna from above Whilst it must not construed from the foregoing article relative to the lands availa ble for manufacturing sites that portions of these lands do at times overflow it cannot per contra clearly understood that all industrial plants so constructed as in the case of the Mengel Box Company and the Richmond Bond Cotton Seed Oil Company as to entirety immune from any possible loss or even remote danger And as is else where described a levee is now under process ofconstruction from Hickman to the highlands of Tennessee 15 miles distant which will run on an average within a half mile of the river so that all enterprises that desire to can erect their plants inside its formidable and secure shelter and still be close enough to the river to reap the benefits that arise from the contiguity if the rather ofwaters 0Far as the eye see the vision roam and for leagues beyond in fact up the Mis sissippi north as far as Cairo and down tile river for countless miles arc almost inexhaustible forests most of it virgin timber and portions of it second growth such as cottonwood which is always in much demand and has been much cut but which renews itself every several years and is sure to arise Phoenix like in strong and healthful growth once in a decade The variety of trees which grow in these forests arc principally gum elm oak cotton wood sycamore maple cypress and ash for which last there is unceasing demand but which TIJANSFKU TEA lIm LOUIS OF M RY 8TKAMKK LOADING AT ELEVATOR OK N O U HY northern by be not be too can be be can happily like the cottonwood quickly regen erates and renews itself to a strenuous second growth in a brief period of years In connection with this vast supply of timber inexhaustible at least for generations yet un born which affords the raw materialresource for every form of wooden work manufactories another desirable condition coexists in the generally plentiful supply of labor to be pro curedat a fair and reasonable wage There has never been a strike or struggle between labor and capital in the history of Hickman The laboring man finds the city a delightful and healthful place to live the cost of living reasonably cheap and the laboring man wh comes here especially if he is a man of familYl is usually found shortly thereafter ensconced in some comfortable and picturesque cottage on the bluffs or hillsides overlooking the river where he can get more enjoyment out of life in one summer than a lifetime of toil would award him in the crowded centers of civiliza tion It can be set down as axiomatic that the laborer of this section if fairly and reasonably treated will be at all times plastic and molda- ble and a faithful workman There arc no r if I 2 HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT unions here and the troublebreeding walking delegate is unknown 0There arc ninny kinds of manufactories asii from those already In operation and describe later that from the very nature of thing would be splendidly paying propositions from their inception The second growth ash 1111 cottonwood found here w abundantly and procurable so cheaply this class of timber being easily floated to the factory desiring it would reduce the cot of production to a handle factory suchas manufacture garden hOtc rake pitchfork handles etc wellnigh to a minimum The sonic would apply to a basktt factory and to innumerable lines of woodc work industry- Experts leave said that Mickman offered the best opportunity ever presented for the erection and successful operation of a large cotton mill and indeed correspondence has but recently been had by some of our business men with large Southern anti Eastern ntnttufacturei looking to this end the initiative having beet taken by the last mentioned parties There iII no better cotton soil out of doors than that of Fulton county and the adjacent Tcnncssc counties The erection in this city within the year of two large and modernlyI equipped cot ton gins has largely stimulated the growth of this staple plant in this section alllt it bids fair to don its almost forgotten title 01 King so far as its production in this vicinity is concerned And a little farther South cot ton is grown as prolifically and profitably ais anywhere in tin Southland Tiptottvillc bud- S miles distant being one of the very largest cotton trading and shipping centers in the countrjIf cotton can be taken to distantt rockbotm Massachusetts converted in Q fibre tajlsaj trariMi3rtStTnft fignti fiSTti off CfiTnitTjHed prod1 uct ere it reaches the consumer and yet yiel a profit why not here where it would bloon in the fields beside the loom be ginned in ad joining buildings and when finally ready for the market have the advantage of the broai waters of the Mississippi to convey it to the marts of trade at one tithe the expense of tale ing it from the fields to the factory under the regime first named 0Whether as a plain business proposition or a recognition of the principle needs must the railroads entering IHickman have ever beet liberal even to generosity in giving trans rates to the manufacturers and mcr chants this city- It is a fact not generally known but savor theless indubitably true that the Interstate Commerce Commission has decided that rail roads entering river points can grant to these points a lower rate than to an inland city oven though the haul be longer thus abrogating U this extent their own muchmooted and erstwhile famous long and short haul ruling Under this decision Hickman is today enjoy ing a better railroad transportation rate that Union City Tenn though the haul is fifteen miles greater and better than its larger sister county city of Fulton which is a haul thirty one miles longer The Nashville Chattanooga St Louis Railway whose efficient agent at this point it popular Chas Travis have always manifested a most kindly spirit toward Hickninn and the same can be said of the St Louis Iron Mountain Southern Railway which has recently commenced the handling of local freight from this point through its transfer connection across thc river to Belmont Mo These roads stand ready at any time to extend their tracks to any manufactory established down the river beyond the present manufacturing district An instance can be appropriately cited here however to show the fate that would befall a railroad were it to become obstreperous and refuse Hickman the rates granted Cairo Men pliis and other common points When Capt H A Tyler returned to take personal charge of his different investments here nine years ago he found he was paying a whole lot more K freight on lumber sent hU Cincinnati box company then Cairo 40 miles up the river and a great deal more than Memphis i130 miles down the river Remonstrance with the Antis the Nashville over whose tracks it was shipped availed nothing CaptI Tyler didnt do a thing but charter a Iolor flat barges and tow his umber to Cairo The railroads began losing a good deal of money aril Tyler began saving a good deal The Louisville Nashville saw the point anti came to time and ever since have been the reverse of tniCMfait tiit dealing with tipto date HkkinanI business c menThr ooliKlTilfiiU srfl to Illustrate what 1 splendid leverage the city possesses in the grand old father of waters vWe have above pictured faithfully andhK conservatively we believe a few of the advjmiaKr possessed by this city particularly pertaining- to its manufacturing resources With such advantages who is so larking m perception or hat sufficient hardihood III controvert the statement that the lsoroscopcI of Hickman must indeed show an industrially brilliant future EXISTING MANUFACTORIES In writing about the manufacturing estab llshmants of Hickman it is fitting that they should be treated of In the order of thru relative importance and benefit to the town The splendid plant of the MHNClll IIOX COMIAYV takes precedence in these regards especially in the tatter it being a disburser of money through the pay roll anti other channels to thr extent of 10000 a month This immense sum ramifies through the arteries of trade and the great benefit inuring from its monthly disbursement iit evidenced by the marked increase and activity in all lines ol IniMiir nu c the company erected its plant awl commenced operations The Stengel Box Company taking into con tidrraiHHt the splendid hiplUlg facilities anJ other diti Kr uf Iliefciuan decided early in 1901 to erect a plant at this place Thirty fen r acres of groan with a wator frontage of too yards on the Mississippi its secured building operations at once begun and in May of ikqt your the works were com CIALDB U WALKB- Hilrtrl J nil buiUinfs of the company cover an area of right acres of groused sold are corn posed of the following The twain or factory 1 building 40x100 feet in dissensions an engine room jsfo feet eqmp ed with a too horse Miwrr engine and JO horse power boiler and three ssmucee cuwred sheds occupying ground 390x360 feet also a modeiiily equipped- threeroom oiSce building tile bookkeeping room of which is 18xill feet the back room ad EW OP ItlCHMOKD liON DS tXTTOX BKKD Oil WORKS w- Zak HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT 3 r I joining 18x33 feet and the private office of General Manager Walker fronting and com manding an excellent viewi of the river 16x18 foot The company also owns its own electric plant which is contained In a building 10x25 fact adjoining the engine room They main tain too IIshtlKAlturcdover the vast plant Thu Hick man branch of the MangelI Box Company gives employment all told to more than a hundred well paid men mid its influ once for hood it fArreaching anti wellnigh ttmjjJjhnahJc The home omen of the parent company the largest box manufacturer an the globe iis h Qeitfid at Louisville and there arc right factories at dlfTeJrcnt points throughout the country the one at Hickman being the last to be erected NIKW ft W mTTON SEED OIL COMIANY WITH IMAlVKKS FOiKtilUH ND tmil while It is not the Urgent it I it sad to be the best ctuippv1ril ln itnl anil I t man aged of the company many mimiin Turing in tvrphtes Ihe Mengrl Box Company sa started 21 nears ago by C C Mengrl jr and in a little more than two decades has grown into hs present vat projHirtiiiiu- Tke people of Hickman owe a debt off grati twde to General Manager C I Walker of the Uengel coiMMMy lie had accepted a position with tkc company early in 1901 and his in HtiCHee was largely instrumental in securing this iltiendid Plant whkh has been of so much ben efit to likkman for his native city Mr Walker first MW the light of day in this City a little over thirtythree years ago Me is bunco in the prune of lift active vigorous courteous and affable and bnving sprat all his life In the lumber business is a post master in all Its branches lie lots been general manager of the works at Hicknutn tUrf their erection Another native son of Hivkman is employed in the office of the Mendel flux Company in time person of A DeBow Mr DeBow al though but in his tQth year is a graduate of Hickman College mud iis vouched for by Gen eral Manager Walker as an expert and pro ficient bookkeeper and 3 valuable titan llefore closing time feature of the Mcngcl llox Company methods with their employees which atc particularly commendable should be mentioned They pay higher wages than ever pail before in liickmnn If one of their em ployees is taken sick he iis maintained on the pay roll at half pay until he recovers and no Christmas ever elapses without every em ployee black or white receiving a good fat turkey or some valuable remembrance Since the above article was written the Mongol Box Company has manifested its pleas ure with the results of its Illckman plant by the purchase of 51 more acres of ground close ly contiguous to its present factory on whicl will be established according to well authenticated report two large saw mills and an ex tensive veneering plant IIn a of this nature wood all grades is used though poplar is preferred Veneered lumber is largely used in the manufacture furniture and boxes such as strawberry crates I peach crates lemon crates cigar boxes split baskets tobacco boxes butter dishes lard trays etc Many buildings arc requisite in a manufac tory of this kind The logs first go into the veneering building where they are cut into veneering and pass through the veneering or steaming process The material is then passed to the box or crate factory where it is made into the proper size and style when they arc taken by the jointing machines which makes up and tacks the boxes ready for the market The entire process is done by especially con structed andI interchangeable machinery Most al veneering plants of any size have packing houses and drying sheds anti the large amount of land secured by the Mengcl Box Company would seem to indicate that an ex OK IU HMONI SDH EM IK plant of of tlrii ii plant with these auxiliaries U coltieit plrtrlI I authoritatively stated that not less than HO linn boys and girls will he employed by the Itch plant The continued investments and erection of mw plants by such an experienced and exten she firm as the Mengel Box Company is a most happy augury for the future of Hickman as a manufacturing center A steamboat anti barges will be part of the ernt Uiiicnt of this additional Mongol plant ittnmnvn it 110x11 tteM1txi front its contiguity to the cotton section of Lake county Tennessee and the country farther south and with its unrivaled shipping facilities and other advantages Hickman has long offered an inviting Icld to the cotton seed oil manufacturer and tht cotton gin These splendid advantages have at last been Iperceived and availed of by able and expert enceiloil1 men and has resulted in the erection in the past two months of one of time largest and best equipped cotton seed oil factories and cotton gins of the South at this point The group of buildings now being erected And very nearly completed by the Richmon I it Bond Company sire eight in number as follows The mill building 40x130 feet seed house Sox too feet meal and hull storage ware house 36x12oI feet cotton ginnery 20x74 feet cotton warehouse 24x50 feet seed cleaning room 34x30 boiler room 22x40 and a com modious office building conveniently located in the southwest corner of the three acres of ground which time plant covers The company will manufacture crude oil front cotton seed and byproducts of meal hull and linters The gin building is equipped with the square press and the Iowcry round press and the company will lie extensive buyers of gin seed cotton at the highest cash f market priceThe entire plant will be completed and in active operation by the opening of the cotton season and an average of 50 hands will he employed in the different departments The advent of the Richmond Bond Com pany isltime most important recent acquisition 10 Hickmans manufacturing field and its open ing will give renewed uupetus to all lines of this citys already flourishing trade The directors and officers of the Richmond Bond Company arc President Edward G Richmondof Chattanooga vice president Henry Bond of Chattanooga secretary and treasurer Hill Dondof Memphis Evander Williams of Memphis director and Giles B Bond of Hickman manager The capital stock of the company is 50000 and branch offices arc maintained at Chattanooga and Memphis The Hickman representative of the company Giles B Bond while a comparatively young mnn hums had several years experience and is thoroughly schooled and competent in all branches of the business lie came thither from Sheffield Ala where for three years past he had charge ofa similar manufactory Mr Bond is an affable and pleasant gentleman to meet and a desirable addition to Hickmans commercial and social cicles The completion of the Richmond Bond plant will aside trout other regards be of great benefit to Hickman in bringing a large influx of farmers to the city during the cotton sea son and it will be a boon to the latter in that it willafford them a convenient market for their cotton at a price hitherto not obtainable 0IIICIOIAY WUSOV UOMIMVV The Hickman Wagon Company one of the mot celebrated manufacturing institutions of Kentucky first began business nearly haUa century ago or to be exact in 1858 the plant being first confined to a blacksmith shop and woodworking department where wagons were made by hand to supply the local demand The originators of the enterprise were Charles and Pllilh Italtxpr and Max and Otto Ilertwick who C Ceitittuietcit raffit tinineit w UuUfiryilHqMfirmi name of Hcrtwick Baltzcr As time progressed tad the country devel oped the need of better facilities to meet the demands of their growing trade was urgently felt Capital was imperatively needed and this fiats furnished by Capt IT A Tyler who took in interest in the company Commodious buildings were erected steam rower put in C F BAITZKIl the most improved wagon making machinery in stalled and the enterprise at once took titarIc strides toward the high plane it now occupies as one of the greatest wagon manufactories of the country Many factors leave contributed to the fame which the Hickman wagon has attained rflS unexcelled for durability and general excell hence One of these is the fact that the factory is located in the heart o we of the richest tim ber regions along the course of the Mississippi river affording ample opportunity for the selection of the very best material for construction which has been an imperative rule of the company since its inception The company or Capt Tyler individually owns vast tracts of 4 rich timber land and several saw mills are kept constantly running to supply the plant with the requisite lumber for manufacturing pur poses These facilities coupled with the fact that only the very best and most modern ma chinery iis used and the most competent skilled labor employed largely accounts for the envia ble reputation of the Hickman wagon with the farmers of the South and Southwest An idea of the great capacity of the works can be gathered from the fact that it has facilities for turning out a complete wagon ever fifteen minutes The Hickman Wagon Company employs about too men and for years has been the great financial stay of and trade feeder to the merchants of the city The plant iis now owned by Capt II A Tyler who has thirteenfifteenths and by II C Beckman and Gustave Hunziker old employees of the factory who have a fifteenth in terest respectively in the company Mr C F Baltzer secretary and trctmirpi of the company is a son of the former general manager He has charge of the office affairs which arc conducted in a sightly and commo OF dious office building in close proximity to the millyard and factory building More than any clement the Hickman Company has been the most potent factor in building up and the pros perity of the city and extending its fame 0n K nouns t imos One of the most important concerns of Ful ton county albeit they arc not much given to heralding their achievements from the house tops is that of R a Dodds Bros The gentlemen who comprise the firm arc Rufus E Dodds and W A Dodds of Hick man J F Dodds of Doddsville Miss and S L Dodds of Clarksdale Miss The principal business of the firm is in Mis sissippi where they have very extensive mer cantile farming and lumber interests but their transactions and investments in Fulton county Ire by no means meagre In this county their main business is farming and stock raising the firm owning 2000 acres of rich bottom land four miles south of Hickman 500 acres of which is under cultivation They also are the owners of the old Dodds homestead two and a half cast of the city which is managed by HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT W A Dodds This is the largest farm in Fulton county They arc also the pioneers of the cotton gin ning industry in Hickman having erected the splendid plant and gin shown in the accom panying engraving in the fan of 1901 prior to the opening of the cotton season The plant is equipped with the Mungcr system through out and supplied with every known modern appliance and In investing their capital in this innovation the Messrs Dodds were the pioneers who paved the way to fur ther effort and investment in this direction and conferred a lasting benefit upon this city Recent make it now apparent that the Dodds brothers gin was the nucleus around which is likely to cluster dozens of manufactories millions of capital and thousands of people in augmented popu lation A of cur general article in which is reviewed what has been done in this regard in the past eighteen months will con vince the mOlt conservative rcalcr that this prophecy is pot at all a dream In another regard this firm has benefited I lick man and vicinity in that through the COMPANY Wagon perusal building of the cotton gin they stimulated the growing of much more cotton than heretofore some claiming that the acreage of this year will exceed that of 1001 by at least onehalf The Messrs Dodds brothers are unostenta tious and in manner but active and alert business men All the member of the firm arc native sons of Fulton county and have enjoyed a liberal education either in Western or Eastern colleges Those residing in this county Rufus Eand W A Dodds while living chiefly at their farm residence are connected with the city by their private phone line and daily transact much business in Hick nian AS TO AGRICULTURE Hickman lh Environed by as Fertile a Soil as lit Found in the Hlucjrass State Wheat Cora Cotton and Hay the Principal Pro ductions Luscious Melons and All Klado of Vegetable Prollllcly and Profitably Grown Even lord nature been less lavish in ills prtuing her tinny favors upon the ell of llirkinaii enthroned ou her situ nation on one of the most silfij SCENE IN WORKS HICKMANIWAUON other maintaining miles improvement developments representing gentlemanly commanding advantageous along Americas greatest water course it woiikJ still he a prosperous dty made to from the unrivaled agricultural country with which then city is environed on every ide- A fertile and easily cultivated toil insurers annually a profitable crop in the grout Stnplos of wheat corn cotton and hay WhOM U I HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT 5 11 grown chiefly on the hillsides and uplands and a conservative estimate of the average yield with proper cultivation is from 20 to 25 bushels to the acre while in some favored places 45 bushels to the acre is often obtained Corn is chiefly grown on the bottom lands where the best results arc achieved but is also cultivated generally on all farming lands On the bottom lands from jo to too bushels to the acre is an average crop the yield varying according to the fertility of the soil the care used in cultivation the season of planting and the usual conditions which obtain everywhere While too bushels to the acre must not be considered a usual crop even on the most favored lands it is on the other hand by no moans a rarity On the up and highlands 30 bushels to the aero is an annual average yield which Is seldom departed front Pertaining to desirable climatic conditions and fertility of soil no land the sun shines upon is bettor blessed or more adaptable to the sue cessful raising of cotton than that portion of Fulton county which clusters around its county soot That it hat not been more cultivated in the past has bean due to the lack of contiguous cotton gins This condition as has been else whcro told hts been lone away with within a year and ilicknmn now has two as fine ginneries as can be found in the cotton belt AS a consequence the cultivation of the cotton plant line been greatly stimulated there being this season at least onehalf more acreage in cotton titan in the preceding season Cotton in Pulton county is however as yet in its in HCKVK IN i fancy and each succeeding season will sec many hundreds of additional acres brought into cultivation in this profitable staple Cotton in this section will yield about 1500 pounds to the acre which means a profit per acre per season of approximately 30 an acre Land encircling Hickman when not otherwise utilized is generally sown to hay clover being the prevailing quality and as a prolific producer of this quality of hay it Is scarcely anywhere exceeded Vegetables ofall kinds thrive exceedingly in this vicinity and here is the home of the finest melon raised anywhere on earth This luscious and healthful plant has not been abun dantly raised heretofore owing to lek of quick transportation to rapidly convey it to tine large centers This drawback has however been done away with by the recently established connection to this city of the St Louis Iron Mountain Southern Railway This splendid system is now handling local freight from this section and melon raisers can now and in the future place their melons upon the transfer steamer St Louis at night and have their prod uct on the millionaires lending hotels and other tables of St Louis and other cities for the following mornings breakfast The prediction that within a brief period too acre melon farms will with these needed shipping facilities take the place of the oneacre melon patches which are now the most common will ciihcr sex in the grbcSrV Ugrtaftmcntrncarl everything to feed the hungry or appease the most capricious appetite in the drug depart reaching importance and from and through which more practical benefit will inure and i accrue to HickmanI and vicinity than from any undertaking or event that has taken place since the settlement of Fulton county Reference is had to the levee from Hickman to the high lands of Tennessee now under process of construction known locallas the Hickman and Slough Landing Levee and designated by the Government Survey as the Rcclfoot Lcvcc This levee is now an assured fact and will reclaim between 150000 to 200000 acres of as rich land as the country can anywhere show will afford absolutely safely sheltered sites for the wooden work and other manufactories continually seeking such locations along the Mis sissippi banks and three railroads arc known to be but awaiting its completion to construct lines into the city of Hickman Engineers have estimated the cost of the levee which will extend a distance of twenty miles at 320000 The Tennessee people who have a vital interest in the completion of the Ilevee have subscribed 100000 the people at the Hickmtiii end 25000 whilst the United States Government by congressional appro priation has voted 00000 in aid of the work giving all told 5000 more than the estimated costAnother year or two will mark the comple tion of this work five miles of which has already been constructed at the Tennessee end which means so much to the development and increased prosperity of Hickman and the sur rounding country D W DICKINSON OKCHAIID HORTICULTURAL OPPORTUNITIES IN THE VICINITY OF HICKMAN KY II He Who Plants an Apple Tree Plants Hope We publish below an article on fruit rais ing prepared by D W Dickinson the most successful horticulturist of Fulton county and whose splendid success should eminently equip him to ably discuss this interesting topic It was the custom of the veteran horticultur I iist and nurseryman W M Samuels of Clinton Ky to secure his specimens of fruits for ex hibit at state expositions which custom he also followed at the Worlds Fair at Chicago from the range of hills running southwest from Hickman and with these fruits Mr Samuels invariably carried off first prize notably at the Worlds Fair where he secured a diploma for the state of Kentucky with an exhibit from the farfamed French Fruit Farm Mr Samuels often told the writer that no section of the United States could produce more perfect fruit than the hills in the vicinity of our city not even the Ozarks the land of the big red apple and he was the ac knowledged authority on fruit growing in southwest Kentucky The writer has given twenty years of the flower of his life to the study and propagation of tree fruits and the result today is a mag nificent orchard of thirty acres excelling all others known to him in thrift size and bcauty and he has seen in his journeyings hundreds of miles of fruit trees I believe if the business is intelligently prac ticed no finer and more profitable calling can be chosen by the man with the hoe The virgin soil of the hills around Hickman is a black loam especially friable and is the ideal soil for the growth of fruit and vegeta bles Wild fox grape vines arc often found as large as one foot in diameter Grape growing is in its infancy but the indications are that grapes can be grown here that would rival those grown on the sunny southern slopes of Italy Franco and California Native wild fruits abound such as plums persimmons and pawpaws and some of these arc of Lair iie and excellent flavor Until 1897 it was often said A failureof apples has never been known On the Lake Bluff since that time from climatic causes there have been partial failures The marvelous possibilities of the adaptation of our soil to fruit growing has not been developed but these opportunities must soon be seen and utilized My prediction is that in twentyfive years the foothills adjacent to Hickman will be one vast fruit and vegetable garden exceeding the valley of the Nile or the farfamed gardens of Babylon The natural grade lies ready for use ravines will be damned conserving the winter rain fall and then used in dry seasons This stor age reservoir system will be necessary as is evidenced by the fact that there have been but three normal rainfalls in twenty years Shall we who control these golden oppor tunities awake and develop the untold treasures that lie at our feet Or will men from afar snatch the prize from us That these advan tages arc here no thinking observing individ ual will deny and some one at an early day will develop them and receive a bounteous re ward Let us take hold ant develop this fair field in the grand old Pcncrylc district SCENE ON CLINTON STREET HICKMAN LOOKING WEST HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT THE CITY OF HICKMAN County Seat of Fulton County and the Most Prosperous City in Western Kentucky Population Between 2500 and 3000 and Rapidly Growing Commercial Standing Unrivaled Good SchoolsGood ChurchesA Moral Law Loving People It is extremely doubtful iif another city in the state can show a growth equal to that of Hick man materially in a mercantile regard and in advanced population during the past two years Within that period of time its popula tion has very nearly doubled and now numbers between 2500 and 3000 souls There is no surer criterion of a towns growth than the business done by its railroads express an j post office and the Courier presents some data from these sources which authenticates the foregoing estimate of the citys growth in pop ulationThe books of the Nashville Chattanooga St Louis Railway show that in the fiscal year ending June 30 1901 they handled from Hick man 19974307 pounds of freight During the year ending June 30 1902 they handled 30 256561 pounds of freight or 10282254 more pounds than in 1901 showing an increase in volume of business handled from Hickman in twelve months of more than onethird The incoming tonnage during the same period was not obtainable but the companys books show that the earnings on this class of business in 19011902 were four times in excess of the earn ings of 19001901 and hence that the increase in this class of business must have been much greater than on outgoing freight The incoming freight of the Southern Ex press Company in 19001901 was 120363 pounds in 19011902 it amounted to 125360 pounds an increase of 5197 pounds The outgoing freight for 19001901 was 401 956 pounds and for 19011902 462870 pounds a gain of 60914 pounds showing a marked and unusual increase in the business done by this company Postmaster J T Stephens states that the volume of business in ill the branches of the post office for the same periods of time has increased fully onethird With three new large industrial plants about to be erected and many new firms engaging in business it is assured that the growth of the city in all avenues will be more marked in the future than in the past From a commercial standpoint no city in the land takes higher rank than Hickman There has not been a business failure in the city for thirtyfive years and although the second city in importance in this county commercially in the aggregate rating given its merchants and manufacturers by the commercial agencies it easily takes first place Hickman has for several years been a pro hibition city and the rigorous provisions of the law are or rather have been vigorously and impartially enforced by an alert and able marshal In late years there have been no attempts to evade the law in any way so far as known The schools of Hickman are the pride of the city and arc conccdcdly superior to those provided by any other city of like population and sue in western Kentucky Here alto is located Hickman College an institution of learning the curriculum of which is molt extensive embracing a classical course The degree of AIl is conferred The college building an engraving of which is elsewhere shown was erected at a cost of 14000 When open an enrollment of 300 pupils are usually in daily attendance One of the valuable and1 useful adjuncts of the college is a library of 500 volumes carefully selected to suit all grades Many former pupils of the college arc now teachers or fill honorable positions in the pro feuions or in business callings and the reputation of the college is an enviable one Six sightly church edifices in the confines of the city bespeak the religious convictions of the community The creeds represented arc the Baptist Methodist Christian Catholic Episcopalian anti Cumberland Presbyterian The people of Hickman arc distinctively of social inclinations and the leading fraternal orders arc well rcprosentcd Among the active lodges arc the V A M I O O F Knights of Pythias Knights of Honor Wood mon of the World and Royal Templars of Temperance t 0From a scenic point ofview the city of Hickman is as picturesquely beautiful as com mercially it is prosperous The residence part is situated on undulating hills that terminate in a high and abrupt bluff at the base ofwhich on the level ground is the business portion with the broad waters of the Mississippi sweep ing majestically by within a stones throw of every business structure in the city The picturesque beauty and high altitude of the residence portion arc most desirable from an hygenic standpoint while affording a delightful vista for many miles up and down the broad expanse where DeSoto vainly sought for lifes elixir while the commercially strategic value of its business location is of more substantial and lasting importance and more practical con sideration Finally it can be said without disparaging the qualities of any of the chivalrous sons or fair daughters of the Bluegrass State that Hickman is possessed of its full quota of the brave and generous men and beautiful cultured and refined women who have wafted the fame of Kentucky to every land and clime CAPT H A TYLKR A history of Hickman especially the story of its growth and development as a manufacturing city without a mention of the prom inent part apt II A Tyler has played in H A TVLKU AH UK AITKAIttt AT IHKHKNT developing this industry would he as incom plete as a rendition of Hamlet with the melan choly Dane omitted from the cast for Hick mans foremost citizca is recognized as the rather of its manufactories lie it was who CAIT II A TVIEK AK ATTAIN UN DKItKX KOIWKHT advanced the sinews of war in other words loaned the money to start the first factories of the city the pioneer of these being a furniture factory and the now celebrated Hickman Wagon Works elsewhere described Iater it was his tireless energy indomitable will and business acumen that placed these en terprises on a paying and prosperous basis when mismanagement and kindred causes threatened to swamp them notwithstanding the splendid advantages enjoyed by Hickman as an unequaled shipping and distributing point These arc facts well known to every resident of Fulton county and upon which it is needless to dwell i= 18 COTTON TINY I HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT 11 was admitted to practice in the Kentucky courts when he yet lacked ton months of having attained his majority n T Davis is a native son of Fulton county and among its sturdy sons in which the county can take pride After the usual public school course he matriculated as a student of the Vanderbilt University of Nashville and graduated from this celebrated institution of learning when but little over 19 years ofage lie took up the study of the law in this city his preceptors being Messrs Tyler Tyler and was in February I1890 admitted to practice lie immediately began the practice of his profession in Hickman quickly secured a clicntilc and has over enjoyed a steadily increasing practice his devotion to the interests of his clients steady application and attention to business win ning him many friends and general esteem In addition to his other acquirements he U an accomplished linguist being one of the hot French and German scholars in the state Mr Davis has accumulated a modest fortune in the practice of the law and ba large holder of some of the most choice HickmanI realty All hU interests are centered in this city to the development of which he is dc voted and In the future of which he is horo scoped to pian prominent port KUISON MKRCANTILK COMPANY Incorporated Successors to L P and W S Itlllson In 211 communities tome espochil mercantile ii9use ft In the van of all others and is dcsig ntited as the leader In the flourishing city ofHlckmanattKBKaUonJciinity jiniL indeed In all westernt Kentucky the firm w whosel n3nTr heads this article distinctively occupy this poshI lion This recognition Iis cheerfully accorded even by competitors and the average Fulton county man and Hickmanito boasts with a pride that is justifiable of our big department store III The Ellison Mercantile Company occupy five stores two stories in height with a front age of too feet anda depth of 85 feet In this extensive department store can be found any and all goods or articles that arc used in the necessities of a household everything to clothe make comfortable and adorn the person of either sex in the grocery department nearly everything to feed the hungry or appease the most capricious appetite in the drug dcpart mont a complete line of drugs from which the most complex prescription can be filled to make well the sick or tone the shattered sys tottiin short the endless and multitudinous array of goods and articles that go to make up the stock of a strictly uptodate twentieth century metropolitan department store Perhaps the most important branch of the firms large business is that transacted in the dry goods department Here is found every WARKHOrSE and description of dry goods ladies and misses shoes ladles and childrens ready towear garments and Kindred and concurrent lines The sales in this department alone exceed in volume that of most general mcrhan dising stores in towns the size of I1ic1man Several clerks arc maintained in this department Is tw tlracao Q a t i t uglily e4per and experienced dry goocJs manEwaN 11rpiTcyeiti always kept on the stock in this department no goods arc allowed to frayed or shelfworn and the stock is constantly being replenished with the latest modes and The adjoining store on the west is the cloth ing department where several clerks arc also employed In this department arc mens youths and boys clothing hats shoes and an exquisite line of gents furnishings The stock throughout is most complete and varied and the person who cannot here find a garment to him at a price commensurate with his pocketbook would be difficult indeed to This department is in of W G Lutcn who is capable experienced and courteous and thoroughly conversant with the stock which his department The grocery and hardware department which is in the store next west of the clothing de partment is managed by W S Ellison a stockholder and director of the corporation The stock of goods carried in this department is the largst and most complete in the city in the respective lines indicated Purchasers this department from the opening of ELUSOX MEROAXTUB COMPANY vnricty wiitch become fashions please please charge contains throng the doors the clerks are kept more busy than m any other department and two delivery wagons arc kept busily engaged delivering the orders received by phone and otherwise The popularity of the department is steaiJiIyen hancing and the volume of business increas ing 4 drygoodtdepartii tc y Cpa Wa DPldlrtt parttricrits Fronting= on C1iiiComsfrcct is the drug depart wJtWtheC Ellison who is a registered pharmacist and has been in the business all his life is the t manager in charge Prescriptions arc conW pounded by him with accuracy and care and patent medicines and the standard proprietary medicines arc sold at prices much less than that at which they can be procured in other placesThe center of the cast end store is partitioned i off into what is the most popular department at Ellisons It is known allover Fulton county and portions of Tennessee and Missouri as Ellisons Home Goods Bargain Department It contains a wellnigh endless array of articles used in everyday home life and each and every one is a bargain compared with prices at which they arc elsewhere ob tainable It is a rare occurrence for a person to visit the Home Bargain Department with out finding some essential utility of the home which he can pick up for a song Miss Kate Walker is the attendant in charge who has all the bargain prices stored away in her mind and who is proud of the popularity her department has attained A goodly portion of the rear of the cast end store building is utilized as a millinery department and in the seasons the stock ot fashionable headwear carried presents a vision of beauty This important department is in charge of Miss Catherine Costello an experi enced milliner who visits the emporiums of the East semiannually in order to keep her stock thoroughly up with the latest and most fashionable millinery designs The room upstairs over the dry goods de partment is used as a carpet warcroom and is excellently adapted by reason of its commodiousness for the display of the large varied and tempting line of carpets carried by the firm They arc the largest caterers in car= peting in the city A dressmaking establishment presided over by a capable and experienced modiste is jils6 maintained on this floor Jt Adjoining the carpet salesroom is a depart ment which is a unique department in 3 de y rrI 12 HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT partmcnt store Reference is had to the tin ning shop department which is run by Mr C D Kcllnr who bears the reputation of being the best man in his business in the South and one of the nost expert workmen in the country The business done by Mr Kellar aggregates a large sum nnnunlly and plays an important part in the corporations balance sheet Two other large buildings near the railroad with a switch running to the doors arc also used by the Ellison Department Store IHere is stored the heavy groceries grain and feed lime cement and building material of every description such as doors sash blinds dressed lumber etc This department is under the charge of Percy Jones a thoroughly expert man in the roapoc tivc 1 lp9t3 niftnUansd J rIIUratltort r RfStn buyer anti handler for the corporation also maintains his office in this department The business into which has grown the splendid corporation of the Ellison Mercantilel Company was started seventeen years ago by L P lillison C C Smith and E B Prather under the firm name of Smith Ellison Co as a dry goods and grocery establishment Mr Prather shortly thereafter retired and Mr Smiths interest was purchased five years ago when the firm became L P W S Ellison Other lines were purchased or absorbed from time to time and a drug department added until the business has evolved into the huge department store which Hickman today points to with pride The ramifications of the corporations busi ness extends for a distance of twenty miles in all directions and embraces portions of three states Pulton county Kentucky Lake and Obion counties Tennessee hand Mississippi county Missouri Besides their mccnntilc line the corporation is the largest buyer of wheat and corn in this section and the heaviest cotton buyer in western Kentucky The splendid business of the Ellison Mercantile Company has been built up by iindom- itable industry strict integrity and farseeing business perspicacity which enabled them to always purchase right at seasonable times and with almost unlimited rating and credit en abling them to buy at a price which would per mit the offering of goods to purchasers at a- very low price and still reap a profit And in their energy and uptodate methods in bring ing their goods to the notice of patrons they afford an example for emulation to all non advertising and hence less successful mer chantsIn closing this article it is but just to say that much of the phenomenal success of the firm and subsequent corporation is due to the busi ness genius and acumen of the senior member Lee P Ellison whose brain is the guiding spirit of every branch of the business The recently organized Ellison Mercantile Company with a capital stock of ioooo pro poses to add to the companys present large and extensive lines until they will practically handle everything bought and sold t R B 1IRBVARD Among the old soldier contingent ttho woc the gray now residing in Ilickmnn is the old time hardware merchant R IIl llrcvnni He was a resident of Tennessee nt the outbreak of hostilities but enlisted in the tit Kentucky Regiment and served twelve months and then enlisted in Co 1K 5th Tennessee Infantry and took part in most of the principal engage ments until July ss 1Mwlten he was disabled for further duty by a severe wound received on that date in the buttle of Atlanta He located at Hickman iu ISGliad engaged as clerk with the hardware me re ha til N I harness The latter was earned tflf in the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 and Mr Brc yard who shortlyI j rior thereto had entcrc l into partnership with hint has sins iucceea fullY aeniluaiwi tlie Imihiess Tbf neartI quar ter of a century He carries an extensive line of hardware stoves tinware etc Hit prices arc said to be moat reasonable anal hit reputation iis that of being the fairest of dealers in all regards Awell appointed tinshnp if maintained in connection with the store MrI llrevard iis regarded as a safe counselor a conservative business man and a good citi zen of reliable moral worth lie served some years ago as city coun iI man and is now on his third term in that body having been again chosen as a city father three years ago and reelected two years latorHe was also for a dozen years ttrustee of Hickman College ehwwkora pictured antl le scribed UCLIIDE HOTEL J J OROURKE PROPRIETOR Hicknmn is tho Mecca of the traveling man that iis to say they endeavor to arrange their dates fo as to be here as long as possible consistent with their engagements and in this sense it is the shrine at which they worship The reason for this in its superior hotel service and accomodntions All authorities and there arc no more expert culinary con noisseurs than commercial men pronounce the LnClodc Hotel under its present management the best conducted hotel between Cairo and Memphis in short its present proprietor J J OUourke since assuming control in November last lots built up a reputation for the LaClcdc thAt is second to no hotel In the tate In cities of like population The rooms thirty iiu number Arc models oi1 neatness cool and airy Ut summer and warm in winter The offcc sow moved to the first floor is convenient and commodious The writing room upstairs is largo and comfortable and the hotel Is electric lights hot and cold water ICChUJcll1IIlargo sample room on the first floor the conveniencies and comforts of a metropolitan hotel With the culinary department especial care is taken anti no expense k deemed too great to keep the LaClede s ip lied with fresh and seasonable vegetables and delicacies and the best the market affords in ait particularsMr iis a native of Gnderirh Ont where he was lIMTM June tteeeivcd a LANDIOKI J J olitt iHF AND HIS RiN TKHUV good common school education and was for sot ye years engaged in the grocery business Nine years ago lie removed to Minnesota but tiring of the rigors of that frigid cUttd lie look up hlut reidrneo at Riplry Tent reMIt yriM tKO and became a iMitiifaef Two yc8C liiier Ilie IHlrcharc11t Commercial Hotel At 1 mfV Turni which he successfully tvn iiLMLKDK 1IOTEI J J O Hot UKK Ilmp lies 1 4 ducted until taking charge of the LnClcdc nine months ago- Personally Mr ORourkc ia one of tho most genial of men and blessed with a happy personality which enables him to care assidu ously for the comfort of his guests with n graceful tact which in nowise resembles ob sequiousness and iis distinctively the reverse of undue interference He iis highly popular with the traveling pub lic and is regarded by the citizens of lUck man as one of our most valuable recent acquisitions HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT 13 1 T T SWAYNIL One of IHcknmns lending and popular drug Kills iis T T Swaync 01 as lie Iii known to Innumerable friends Tschudi Swavnc- Ho iit almost a native son as he hail seen hut two and a half months of life when he canto to this city with his mother from Carroll county Tennessee hit birth place Ho was educated at the B C Caldwell Pri vate School in this city mid in the pliarma coutical department of the Vanderbilt Univcr rity at Nashville front which famed institution he graduated in Kelmmry 1887 at the age of so- On April i of that year he openedI hit drug hiiilnos In this city Notwithstanding the date of his advent into business there wm no fool tolmess about it as with each succeeding year OFT SW AY hit business has grown apace until at this writing the Swayne Drug Store recognized as one of the leading piurnui In i wc tern KentuckyParticular precedence hu bitn attained the proscription department In this depart Went Mr Swayne takes especial pride and per sonoQy supervises it with exceeding care and- o i Uaey T T Swayne ii one of the growing and scathing young business mm of the city He a member of the city council in his second term and although the youngest member of that Unity iis chairman of one of its most important rotnutiute and also a member of the tract commit e and of the light and water eoiHMhee Mr SwayiM iis also ore of the trustees of lHiekMMii college being chosen to a three year term in this capacity in June toot At a meeting of tko Retail Druggists Association oT Potion County held at Jordan August ij taut Mr Swayne WM chosen president of the association W S HttNDttRSON In this am of trusts concentration of capital and organisation of all locals the remark Iis often heard tint the opportunity of the young man has departed This is true only of the laggard in the race of life The career of the subject of this sketch is a direct contradiction of this pessimutk theory Mr Henderson had no better chance iti life than any of the farmraited young men of this section indeed not so much as many His edu cation was but that afforded by the public schools of Mississippi county Mo where he wns raised on a farm There is a tide in the affairs of men which taken at the flood leads on to fortune Young Henderson embarked on such a He sow his opportunity and grappled it with mental hooks of steelHis environment offering nothing better he became a trader in timber and timber Inmland through clear judgment backed by earnest in dustry and application soon amassed a fortune A few months ago he moved across the river to this city which he has always regarded mote or less as his home purchased the extensive farm machinery and implement business of Ed- It Reeves Co and threw into it the charac teristic energy and enterprise which brought him success in other channels W S Henderson is in all regards a selfmade man and a distinct acquisition to the mercantile world of HickiiMn J C nURDICK Wholesale mid Retail Dealer in Game and Irish With Headquarters at Hiekman Ky and Union City Tenn The gentleman above named formerly one of the best known citizens of Hickmnn and now a respected resident of our neighboring town of Union City Tenu bas been more instrumental in bringing true joy to many households than my hFMIIKN 9 T Sf is in n son other resident of this section The reason for this lies in the fact that for many years Mr Bur dirk has been the loading caterer to the coun ttry in supplying it with the delectable and palata Mr game birds and fish of this marvelous section The business is conducted under the firm name of the Hicknun Packing Company which company was established by Messrs R M Isler D II Bryant and C H Hackett in 1888 The busi ness passed into the possession of Mr Durdick some eight years ago who retained the firm name under which it achieved a splendid reputa tion which the present owner has no 1 labor or expense to maintain It The fish and game supply of the Hickman i Packing are received from the fanned t Reel foot Like the celebrated Missouri lakes and their environments catfish Buffalo and river sal mon from the Mississippi and front other sources The fish and game of the company is shipped 1 to St Louis Memphis Chicago Cincinnati Dayton Hamilton Omaha Dallas Montgomery in a fact all the Middle Southwestern and Southern states some of the Northwestern states and as far East as New York City The company maintains two ware and shipping houses one at Hickman and one at Union City the companys large output of game being mainly shipped from the latter station Direct telephone t communication is maintained between both offices so that an order not on hand at one office is filled by the other The business at Union City is personally over seen by Mr Burdick while R M Islcr the effi CompanylooksThe entire fish and game privileges of the celebrated Rcelfool Lake has recently passed to Mr J C Burdick proprietor of the Hickman Pack ing Company through a lease from its owner J C Harris of Tiptonville Tenn While under its provisions Mr Burdick requires all market hunters or fishers to sell only to him sportsmen who hunt or fish for pleasure only arc allowed to hunt or fish at will and arc accorded every courte sy within the power of the company The Hickman branch of the company is in charge of Chas II Wilson as chief packer and manager who is usually assisted by a force of seven or eight employees J W ROGERS SON Among the leading grocers of Hickman and distinctively the leading meat dealers is the above mentioned firm of which the senior mem ber J W Rogers is one of the pioneer and suc cessful merchants of the city Mr Rogers is a native of Texas and combines the proverbial hustle of the sons of the Lone Star State with the conservatism of the bluegrass business man He has been a merchant of Hickman since I S66 and an eminently successful one The present firm of J W Rogers Son was established in March of this year when his son J N Rogers who has given evidence of the possession of the belt attributes ofa successful tl partnershipThe lirm inytcaspngceIts RICE NAYLOR It can be said without disparagement ofany firm or individual that among the younger merchants of our prosperous city the firm whose name heads this sketch arc in the very van in energy enterprise and the concomitant elements that make for success in business life The business was first established in 1893 by FISH WAREHOUSE OF J f UlKDICK spared Company l1 D Sanders and E C Rice under the firm wine of Sanders Rice In 1898 the formers ntcrcst was purchased by Eugene Naylor when the firm of Rice Naylor began its unusually suc cssful career There arc three lints in which the firm has always aimed to be the outfitters to the well Ircsscd in correct footwear haberdashery and hats And that they have succeeded in this desire is attested by the large patronage they enjoy imong the men and youth of Hickman who arc always strictly an fait in these three essentials of dress As foot furnishers Messrs Rice Naylor have ilways taken the lead in fit fashion and durability in gents furnishings they challenge com petition from the large cities in their array of tasteful styles and designs and in fashionable l4 HIGKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENTt It I headwear they recognize no superiors and few beers As public spirited business men their purse is always open to any laudable enterprise that will iinure to the benefit of the city SMITH AMBERG BROS The engraving printed in connection with this article made from a photograph taken from the architects plans represents a build ing that when completed will be the most JIIIIII sightly and best appointed business block in Hickman It will be 66x80 feet in dimen sions and hence also the largest business i structure in the city under one roof ItIS being erected by Capitalists II J Tyler Son for the new firm of Smith Ambcrg Bros md will be mpletcd aliout October ill ffi lLllJidl 1annaI JIJ1 tttl ti8 m mentioned The location on Clinton street the main business street is one of the most desirable in the city In the downstairs departments the firm will carry dry goods notions millinery and in this department will be the most complete line of trimmings in western Kentucky clothing gents furnishings and shoes In the second The front of the building to be occupied by Smith Amberg Bros designed from sug gestions made by members of the firm will be most handsome There will be two en trances to the building situated about fifteen feet respectively from the western and eastern ends of the building It will be seen that with 66 feet off frontage this will leave space of 22 feet between the entrances Here will be placed an immense plats glass giving the most extensive area for display and largest show window of any business house in western Ken tuck The result cannot but be strikingly beautiful Thin second ttt ry will be finished in OF V C BLOCK a t a gray i res tJ brick with red pressed brick trimmings u1e1tt been aid t W 11 its said h t i wttlY o t to- sto art cr a t the hunt tntut cw tlrnt tlfI fry vc to enumer ate the lines they will Handle It is fc6t ate cwsary for it goes without saying their names being a to this effect that they aim J6 lead and will carry only par the Qcjt in all their departments Ior a quarter of a century the senior mem ber nf the firm C C Smith huts boon an active business man of HTckmon and during Amberg is the oldest known to thelijjcrcantilc annals of Hickman and none ever bore better repute for honesty fair dealing and striking success While these young men arc only just budding into manhood they are ambitious in dustrious of excellent habits and undoubtedly possessed of the attributes which made their grandfathers und fathers names a tower of strength in the world If the past be a precedent upon which to predicate the future the firm of Smith Am berg Bros will at onr take high rank among the solid ant successful butincis houses of Hick man i IIESIDKNCK meltRICE AXAYLOIIH BrsiXESS guarantee excellence mercantile It M ISLER Whilst a natuc of our neighboring county of QbigomlnnYII Tcnnaujfo ijjs enk l andihm ho repro n t e f the Southern Express Company is in all regards a thorough IIickmatt Sic He has been identified with the city and a promoter of its interests for thirtysix years past No person in west Kentucky enjoys a wider or more favorable acquaintance and he has lost no opportunity among his wide circle of friends to give eloquent voice to the advantages of this favored dty Mr I tier Ins lbeen identified with and the founder of several mercantile establishments in IHckman previous to forming his connection with the Southern Express Company as their agent eighteen years ago During this long lapse of years he has faithfully conserved the interests of that corporation and has become so thoroughly identified with lu interests that a merchant of TYLER BLOCK HESIDKNCK OK II M ISLKH story stores which will be connected with the allor nearly allof that time he has been Hickman would almost be at loss what to do if lower floor by a freight and passenger eleva recognized as the best judge of the best au Dick Isler wasnt on hand to receive or receipt tor will be found carpets matting oilcloths thority in the best bjiycr and the best sales for goods give information as to rates etc linoleum lace curtains etc A commodius dress man in the city in the identical lines which the The handsome uidcncc of Mr Islcr which is making establishment under the supervision firm will handle More than half of this time illustrated in this publication is the pioneer of ofa competent metropolitan modiste willwas as a partner and salesman in the firm the many beautiful homes which now adorn this also be provided in this department supplying which is now L P W S Ellison his par city It was erected by him fourteen years fgo a want much felt by the ladies of Hickman and ticular charge being the dry goods department and in this and other regards Mr Isler has been 4i vicinity He probably enjoys a larger and more fay one of the active spirits of the town who has In the rear end of the dry goods department orable acquaintance with the purchasing public set the pace toward material improvement downstairs will be provided a reception room n the lines indicated than any other merchant Personally there is none more genialaffable and lavatory forrestlI1d like accommoda in the city and courtly and no irritant of business has ever tions for rear of the gents The junior members of the firm arc IItL caused him to depart front the demeanor that r furnishing department tAnh rg and Victor D Amborg The name of marks the Southern gentlemana I IHICKMANCOURIERSUPPLEMENT 19 FEUD BFR13NDES The engraving which is printed in connec tion with this article is an interior Iewoft book and stationery store that would be considered attractive in a city of any size and gives an idea of the metropolitan uptodate methods and places of business of the Hick man business men It is a picture of the Hercndes Hook Store of which herd Hercndes a Hickmnn boy born and reared is the accomplished and enterpris ing proprietor Besides a general line of book and period icals a special line ofcchod1l bonks and school supplies is carried plain and fancy stationery of every kind are tu be Mind and an extensive HKKKNDErt line of ncity K Itd agars thhC1 fishing tackle cutlery wall paper etc i always on hand Mr Borcndos is Mrfafljr modern in his meth ods believes In rapid change stock awlI hence makes prices on Isis CXICHMVC line of goods that cause them to be quicklyI taken his shelves by eager purchasers Mr Hcrcndcs is of German extraction prising and energetic as a business man and cordial and affable at an associate or acquaint anceAO CARUTHRRS The city of IHickmnn U rapidly casting fits town clothes and donning the more metro politan garb ora Some of our citizens have been the pioneers in this regard and none takes a more prominent place in those progressing ranks than its enterprising and accomplished caterer A O Caruthers His handsomely appointed cafe ice cream parlor and restaurant is strictly metropolitan and a distinct advertisement for the city Electric lights anti fang and other attractive features make pleasing admnrts to the guest whether he desires a meal or short order some delicious ice cream or confections soda water or other soft drink or a cigar Mr CaruthersI- S distinctly the leading place in the at which to procure these necessities or luxuries His bakery department has achieved a reputa tion all over the county for the excellence of its bread and other productions And as a ca terer to gatherings desiring supper or other rc freshments served his fame extends all over Fulton county and portions of Tennessee where it is not unusual for his services in this regard to be called upon Previous to his embarking in business in Hukinan fir years ago the need of an upto date resort such as Mr Caruthers has sup ISTKUIOU MKW KKUD HOOK HTOHE itock from enter city city plied was much felt in this city and the peo ple irrl grateful to hun for filling this want so t xtellrntly In the graceful accomplishments of tact and affability Mr Caruthers is possessed of the courtesy of manner which marks the wellbred Southerner and which is a pleasing adjunct to his calling DR ALttX A PARIS was bom in Missouri opposite Hickman in 1840 but was practically reared and educated in Hickman and has lived in this citall his life JHo was about completing his education when the civil war broke out when with all the enthusiasm and gallantry of his nature he early enlisted in the Confederate service joining the Fifth Tennessee Infantry with which regiment he served until wounded in the bat tle of Perryvillc losing an arm in that engage ment He was with the army of Tennessee Chest hams Division and in every battle from the beginning until the end except Missionary Ridge that that division participated in His courage and devotion to duty is attested by his wounds and hundreds of brave comrades After the war he renewed his study of medicine and has made that profession his life calling Few physicians have been so success ful established so lucrative a practice or enjoy a higher reputation In the terrible yellow fever DIl ALEX A KARI8 epidemic of 1878 the same courage and devo tion to duty that prompted him to make so good a soldier prompted him to remain with and serve his people during that epidemic Of the six home physicians all the others died except Dr Faris who seemed to bear a charmed life through the scourge as much so as in war for he was in the midst of all throughout the whole of it His acquirements as a physician and sur tSSLaJi recognized Pony at home but Wlegesand Bellevue New York The same courage and devotion to duty which characterized him as a soldier and physician has characterized him as a citizen In all the walks of life He is a man true to his con victions and fearless in his adherence to his convictions NoFmattcr if the issue be profes sional political religious or social his views arc uttered in no uncertain tones Such a citi zen must always be respected and honored in any good community DR S K DAVIDSON Painstaking methods ministered to by a high order of trained and cultured mentality and a personality inherentlyI pleasing embellished by the polish that is endowed by the best classical Southern institutions has brought to the sub ject of this skch prominence in his profes sion and a leading position in the best social circles of the city where he practices- Dr Davidson began the practice of the profession of dentistry in Hickman Kentucky about a decade ago His rare skill and painstaking application soon won for him a large patronage His reputation soon spread beyond local confines until it can be CAFE AND RESTAURANT A O CARL THIERS RESIDENCE OP DU A A PARIS t 20 HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT t 1til1 said today without a shadow of exaggeration that his fame as a skilled practitioner of advanced modern dentistry is nut bounded by state limits While the demands upon his time by home citizens leave him little leisure he has also IAYATOW Dz H K DAVIDSON a large line of patrons who journey from Ten nessee and Missouri to his office when a deli cate dental operation is desired Dr Davidsons office is adorned with ex quisite appointments and furnishings while the adjoining lavatory and operating rooms arc equippedwith all the modern appliances which science can supply- S K Davidson was born and reared neat Dyer in Gibson county Tenn and first toi k IIRSIDEXCK OK DU up the study of dentistry in 1884 lie is a gradu ate of the famed Vanderbilt University of Nash ville Tenn His social accomplishments are in all regards in keeping with the high reputation he has attained in hit chosen profession MRS J D PRICE The lady mentioned above is entirely worthy of and is universally accorded the esteem and regard ofevery resident of Hickman She has for many years been the proprietress of Prices Hotel famous for the excellence of its cuisine for many miles in all directions Mrs Price is a thorough mistress of that mysterious and desirable artthe knowledge ol how to always supply a good table Many of the prominent business men of the city have been boarders at this hostelry for ycnrs and they speak in glowing terms of their landladys skill in supplying the wants of the inner man Mrs Price is indefatigable in caring for the wants of her patrons and the public rccipro tales by according her a generous patronage BALTZIiR R DODDS Among the reliable and leading dry goods clothing and gents furnishing dealers of Fulton county is the oldestablished firm above named They arc especially noted for two dis tinct features the excellence of the stock they carry and the conservatism of their statements regarding same In other words it has become a Sine qua non all over Fulton county that anything purchased of this firm was always full value and the best of its make Nothing shoddy ewer finds a resting place on the wellstocked IutIDK W It 1II1InIshelves of their cumin i1xiusi st rc and their cxtcn ir pati mage is drawn Ire rat the mem hers i if the bet famiiet IIf Tultun enmity Tlii foataging member rt the firm is W II H K DAVIDSON Haltzer the oldest immbrr of one of Hicknuint oldest and nat litttiKuishcd families We reproduce an engraving of Mr Iltiluer beautiful residence located on a charming and commanding site in the most desirable residence portion of the city I rETIIRsaRM METHENY We reproduce in this paper a handsome en graving of the fish depot of the veteran dealer in piscatorial products R M Metheny Many who read this publication in distant states who have fotvyonrs enjoyed yin their tables the delicious finny product of the waters Of the Mississippi the rivers of Tennessee Mis souri and Arkansas and the farfamed UcclfOOt Lake will look upon the picture with pleasure as they recall with gastronomic enjoyment the many billS trout or other palatable delicacies n that have graced their tables from this source of supply The full industry of Hickman it being the supply point for the abundant production of the rivon and lakes in the states named is a very int 8rtant onep The Southern and Middle states and even distant New York and the Eastern states at thuMi enilililtbcr tj u ihjjp riijflYIallil the r nirat oFmm packed and shipped here cuts considerable figure in the tonnage of the local railroads K M1 Metheny Iis among the most extensive handler situ shippers from the city and is the oldest and most experienced dealer in frolh water fish in Fulton county and probably in the Mate Personally he is one of the old reliable and respected citizens of the community and an advocate of temperance and morality and all the Christian virtues A M Dlt now Among the moral upright and succcsiful busi ness men of tints city the gentleman whose name heads this article hold a high and honorable place lie is also one of the very oldest mer chants of Hickman having first established business in iSffi since which time he has boon as sociated in the mercantile world with the suc cessful and honorable business men of Hick FIHH DOCK if man Ills name has added luster to thccom mcrcinl fume of the city Like so many other business men of sick man he served all through the protracted striig 1 gle of the civil war Mr DC How wasbutn youth of fourteen summers when the great Strife commenced but being of Sturdy physique I HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT 2f Ihe was cheerfully accepted to bear arms in aid of the Confederacy and came out of the notable struggle a matured man with a character for sturdy and upright manhood that has never ben tarnished LUDIOKD Hi HANDLE The firm above mentioned do the leading business of Hickman in groceries and are largo dealers in meats The members of the firm art generally accounted at the most active and en tterprising young business men of this wide awake city They occupy a commodious and wellappointed store at the eastern end off Chin ton street and carry an extcnisc line uf hard ware saddlery harness cU in alditin tll the OF rnowFuvH PAHLOII Biles first nirntic i In in 1IIIgIIJIIII jJxPo feet in ilinii iiointi IhItis IIeIa 1 a warcroom they alt at all tunes ha large supply of hayhate bran anti feed tuffs nj every description- It can be said with adherence In truth that Messrs Lcdford Handle store is at almost every Hour of the day thronged with custom ere anti presents scene of greater bustle and activity tan anyntker business house in the city The career of T A Ledford the senior men kor of the firm albeit he iis but in his thirty fifth your affords a striking example of what OF brains energy and industry coupled with integrity can accomplish Air Ledford came to Hickman fifteen years ago with scarcely any capital save possession of the qualities above named Todny he is a onethird owner of the handsome la Cledc Ito tel elsewhere illustrated in this paper is the in dividual owner of the two desirable store buildings occupied by his firm i has one of the handsomest residences in the city and ninny other interests besides that of the extensive and rap idly increasing business of Ledford Randle lie is a native of Roaring Springs Ky was educated in the public schools and subsequently took a commercial course in a Tennessee col- legc At the last election Mr Ledford was chosen a member of the city council and is one of the youngest members of that body His associate in business is F T Randle a Hickmnn boy born and reared who comes from one of the oldest and most distinguished fami lies of western Kentucky Prior to engaging in his present business he was for several years n salesman with the furniture house of Ste phen Smith He enjoys the acquaintance and friendship of nearly every resident of the city and county and his genial personality has 1 been a pitrnt factor in securing the wide pop INTERIOR v TONSORIAL a tiirty wrhait the firm t LcHnrd Randle has itturicl IF CRilXyitiiS TONSORIAL PARLOR The leading and largest tonsorial parlor if Hukinm i 1 that of W II Crowcll an engrav I rig IIIt tthicli iis published in connection with this sketch Mr Crowells place is in fact one of the very finest shops in western Kentucky maintaining four choirs attended by artistic an I skilful barbers hot and cold baths boot black ing stand and all the appointments of a met ropolitan barber shop IIKSIDKXCR W H ELLISON Personally W F Crowell is the Booker Washington of his race in this section He tends for morality and law and order is a member of the Methodist church is fraternally a member of the Fand A M and the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows and is in all re gards an exemplary citizen HICKMAN JOINT STOCK COMPANY Hickman numbers among its other blessings a colored population vastly ahead of its race in all the virtues The leaders of that race in Hickman inculcate the lessons of industry integrity and thrift and arc in great measure endowed with the intelligence born of superior educational surroundings and moral environ ment This is well exemplified in that splendidly managed and very successful institution the Hickman Joint Stock Company This is a cor poration organized a number of years ago sole ly by colored citizens to conduct a general mer cantile business No business in the city has been more honorably conducted or has been more eminently successful From a very small concern it has become one of much magni tude transacting a very large volume of busi ness Its bills arc discounted and its credit is equal to that of any merchandising firm in the cityMuch credit is due Amos Nickels the general manager of the corporation for several years for the success with which it has been managed In the Hickman Joint Stock Company the colored race everywhere can find a fitting ex ample for emulation M B SHAW Among the young men of Hickman none takes higher rank in social and business circles than M It ShAw lie is the eldest son of the lately deceased M B Shaw whose demise wits much deplored by every citizen Associated with a brother he succeeded to the large mercantile business of his father M H SHAW whichwas conducted under the firth name of M H Shaws Sons The firm was among the most enterprising of Fulton county and was doing an extremely large business when a destructive visitation of fire made it inexpedient to continue the business The people have been glad to learn however that Mr Shaw still determines to make his home in Hickman He has taken up the study of the law and his many friends believe that ere ninny years his name will be in the list of the leaders of the Fulton county bar Mr Shaw has the advantage ofa liberal education to aid him in his new profession Personally he is one of the very popular young men of the city Hickman is provided with various places of amusement the most popular of which is the pool and billiard hall adjoining the La Clede Hotel It is presided over by Warner Brevard a native son a wholesoulcd fellow and one of the most popular young men in the city THE PHOTOGRAPHS FROM WHICH THE HANDSOME ENGRAVINGS IN THIS EDITION WERE MADE WERE TAKEN BY ARTIST A S ROSEDALE OF HICK MAN KY I 22 HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT 11 REELFOOT LAKE Hickmans Great Fishing and Game ResortA Nimrods Paradise and Piscatorians Delight Famed the World Over for the Abundance and Variety of Its Famed and Game Fish Shunted twelve miles distant from Hicknian in n southwesterly direction and reached bone of the most delightful drives in Kentucky iis beautiful Reelfoot Lake the paradise of the Nimrodian the delight of the disciple ol haak I l W Walton and presenting a deli httul panorama to all who love to commune with nature in beautiful and varied aspects n f n trtthraKftflA tete 1 1Ietnc anti et ell ctviil- to the British Isles and continental Europe The wonderful catches and the treat shoots that have taken place on the placid waters olI Rcclfoot are at the tongues end of every true sportsman in the land The lake isi situated in the extreme eastern anti western portions respectively of Kentucky and Tennessee the main body being just across the Kentucky line in Tennessee with its different arms projecting into both states It iU twentyfive miles long from three eight miles in width and its depths of water run from one to thirtyeight feet It is cypress studded almost throughout and ground these tightly trees which give nevoreJidiHg cluing of hue to the varied and scenery is to be found the best deepwater fishing while in the intersecting clear waters abound the bass trout and other game fish thAt pounce upon1 ones troll or 11with ardor and make the game and vigorous fight ere being landed which imparts the true zest to piscatorial Itreasure and brings joy to the sportsmans soul The fish whichabound in the lake are the finest black bass in the world a superior large and game lake trout rock and striped bass crappies pike and pickerel sun perch catfish und numberless other varieties From October to Christmas and front IFeb- ruary until April are the seasons when Reel foot Lake is the Mecca of the sportsman The visitor to the lake in these months will encounter guests from all portions of the Union and from all the of lifethe statesman merchant lawyer docUUValpd politician meet ing upon the only tan dotnocratie the common delight and pleasure afforded by a sportsmans paradise At these seanms there nocks in abundance to thG feeding grounds of Reelfoot lake all the fatuous members of the duck family the famed canvas back the exquisite winter mnllarl the gourmands delight the toothsome teal the cleanwinged and palatable widgeon black jacks blue teals redheads and such an assortment as would take an export on fauna to classify Innumerable wild geese also flock here in season these merry months the crack of the shot gun and rifle resound and reecho at early morn and dewy evening from every Arm and inlet of the broad and beautiful expAnic of water and at night the hunters moot round the cheery campfire or the glowing hotel grate to recount with gusto the triumphs of the dayThere are gun clubs in Bowling Green Nashville Paducah Louisville St Louis Chicago lliniiingham and in fact nearly every promi nent city in the Union who annually send A large contingent of their members to Keelfoot aside from the armyof individual pleasure secktrs among whom may be mentioned such AM lIoTI It1IFrxT iAKi her by beautiful walks ground far During 1Hrt mi it lttwit ln1 rcjmt 10 Congressman liailv of New York Millionaire SaaMIrel AUjtuiy 23 4 Qcuaml Laaswiuet Ali t JTO flue lf tilt nixi Fottr anti Gee D1 ilax well general passenger agent of the Wahash tenon Indianapolis anlI countless others Among the distinguished visitors of last sea son was Major Graham of the British army ant a coterie of brother ofticer That portion of Kcelfoot Lake otTennu the xreatc t inducement to sportsmen affording the- greatest accoinin Hation and the most conveni ently reached tis the inlet known as Walnut log Lauding After a careful investigation fourteen years ago by that thorough sportsman and pop ular boniface 1P C Ward he selected Walnut Log Landing as possessing in superior degree these desirable concomitants and his judgment has been vindicated by the yearly increasing attendance of visitors and the delight invaria bly expressed by guests at the pleasure afford ed them during their stay When Mr Ward located at Walnut he purchased hotel and largely added to it trade every effort to contribute to the comfort aiul pleasure of his guests and it is largely dun to his efforts that the fame of Reelfoot Lake hits been so widely extended lie has been twice burned out but has constantly continued in business and has just completed the commo dious and comfortable hostelry shown in the accompanying engraving It is 105x30 feet in di mension has accommodations for halfa hun decal guests and tis equipped with a danuing pas vilion for such of his guests as wish to while away an evening in terpsichorean pleasure At the lauding near by are dozens of boats suita ble fur take navigation fishing tackle and in short everything essential or a day a week or a months enjoyment on the take Mr Wards menu during the winter months consists of canvas bask mallard and tteal ducks quail bass and trout fresh from the lake and such kindred deucado calculated to arouse lit advance the delicious anticipation of the epicure and to bring in after yours sweet remembranci to the gastronomic coonwA sour In short Mr Wards keatdry fitly bring to mind what oW Bets junson bosh In mind when ht said I tIc my eauttfarl At mine inn lie alto maintains a goncWOl merchandising tort where campers or elM ac vbiter can obtain everything necessary for their oemfori includingI cold nmchet and salt thinks of ever descriptirow IIn the sfstaHmi rtawt which Mr Ward hast I p IKtJtUloQ1 mw1lwHsBr Ue uescrving of much corm mendatioM and has the tasting gratitude ef sportsmen everyxvhere he has been ably assisted especially hi the culinary department bj his harming and estimable wife Mrs Narcls Q WardMr Wards business manager is Charley lrntr a natue son of HirJmsa who has ins minierabte friends in Kentucky ami Tennessee It isi scarcely necessary to state that objoctten able characters are not received at or toJomtaii about the grounds of Walnut Log IvnnlIllK SCENE ATWArMTIOli lANDIKO IlKKI FOOT IAKF HHONVINd KNTKAXl Toll C WAIiUH 1IOTKI nude Log a Mr Ward maintains a private telephone line to IHickmnnf which places his guests in direct touch with the throbbing world a mail is re ceucd thrice a week and a post office will soon be established at the landing carrying with it a daily mail service Before closing this article it U not amiss to tate llmt inasmuch as Mr Ward takes groat interest in everything pertaining to the lakes his personal post office address is Ilickmnn Ky and that he will at all times cheerfully answer Ill queries relative to fish and game or impart my other information dosired HICKMAN COURIERSUPPLEMENT 23 IFULTON KY it Metropolis of Fulton County The above city is presided over by Mayor J P Kail Pulton iIs among the best towns in wit Kentucky Mayor Fall is now serving his second term as mayor mid from what we can learn his work has been highly satisfactory to the wide awake people of his town When he was first elected mayor of the town the writer of this article can well remember the mud holes and hog wallows along the principal business streets and when the city warrants were at a big discount The mud holes arc a thing nf the past and the city script passes now as readily as gold dollars at par Pulton we arc glad to note has in the last live years made most wonderful strides Many modern residences and g od substantial business houses have been built in the last three or four years many of the streets have lbeen graveled and the citys affairs have lbeen well and successfully managed and the city now bids fair to be come a place of note both as a commercial and railroad town as well as a manufacturing town Mayor Pall has a good lot of men as his helpers as councilmen W W Monilowc one of the old reliable cllircns and a large property owner is now fervlng his fourth term as a councilman R N Chowning cashier of the Pirst National link and former owner of the West Kentucky Telephone MnpMy iis wideawake to the nt m forests and makes a good officer The other OBuncllmcn are II II Knight proprietor nf Knights HotelJ and an exemplary and enterpris ing citiicn J W Lewis one of the largest tn bacco buyers of Pulton Thomas Union a lead ing contractor and builder and W S Shackletj a If68tth0l flavid unonsar4If tits Shacklett Hardware Companys business The interests of Pulton are carefully guarded by the above mentioned gentlemen to aUIf whom as well as to former councilmen are due much credit for aiding their efficient mayor In his efforts to bring Fulton to the front Fulton Ihas many wlilciiwiikc merchants and businessman as well as professional mesa The mayor or any of the officials will be glad to answer letters front parties wishing information about the town or the country around it CITY LIVIIRY PIED ANl SALE STABLE Tint the race belongs to the swift is an axiom at true in the livery IMUNMC at in all other careers in life The thought iis called up by the writers knowl edge of the fact that the city livery feed and sale stable at the corner of lAke and Burden streets in Pulton ts doing the lending livery business of that hustling town This is due to its proprietors thorough knowledge and mastery of his business and his assiduous cure of and atten tion to his patrons Mr j W Hurst is the owner of the stables and although he has done business in this line at Pulton scarcely over a year helws a reputa tion all over the county for the excellence of his rigs 1 His stable is conveniently situated close to the business center is commodious and has all the appointments requisite for the best of care of animals lie caters especially to the care of gen tlemens road horses and accommodates in this respect the best roadsters in the city Mr Hurst while not Kentucky raised has lived amidst the blucgmss most of his life is a lover of horse flesh and in the past leas been a most successful handler of the best blooded trotters and pacers in the state Among the famous stock that he prepared for records may be mentioned B B pacer rec ord 213 Daisy no pr ccr record 215 Proctor fonrycarold pacer record 217 and Ball 111 pacer record 220 and many other It is Mr Hursts ambition to establish in the near future training quarters for the fine blooded stock of this section and owners of rare animals in Fulton and vicinity trust that he will soon perfect arrangements to this effect A halfmile training track will be constructed and all the necessary improvements made to train break and drive colts and inexperienced horses wmmmmtmmimmmmmww f rdp FULTON KENTUCKY1 I the rich fields of dW4Ptiff west Ky and in Fulton county 50 miles south of 401 distance from Padu 40 d104WdP cah Ky and on the main lines of the iL C R R 400 dP and the old i1 Yand V R R now the I C R R 400 400 The country around Fulton is for many miles a rich 400 wheatdP 41P rye oats tobacco vegetables and fruits qW The farms are mostly of medium size from 50 to r- f 100 acres and are owned by men who are generally in ow 4- 0d comfortable circumstances many of them being money lenders which speaks well for this as a farming countryerr Lands vary in price from 1500 to 4000 per acre ow ring to improvements and location 40d- 00 40Fulton relto insure factories goodsales products sand fine shipping facilities at low rates north east south + fand west A pants factory furniture coffin factory or any 4- 0f other manufactory would no doubt do well here and is 40- 0s 401- d0l free from city tax for five years or longer if necessary The city has a good set of officers who are at all times 400- t1F glad to do what they can to encourage any enterprise that is likely to aid Fulton anc ter people communications raddressed to the Mayor of the town will be cheerfully an 41- 00f swered 0 tert- 1iP l lll ll llllll llllll l l l ul l ll l Z Zf z1ZZZ0Z0ZZZZ7zi0Zizi j7 FALL FOSTER ITIIEabove firm is located at Fulton Ky and in the HANDLING of LANDS all over the Sunny South Kentucky Tennessee Alabama Arkansas and Texas are encircled by ithem in their weekly bulletins jA They have at all times snaps for bargain hunters throughout the above states Note a few 10 acres of good woodland in Alabama for 480 only 3 per acre 360 acres on Little Red river Ark 100 acres clear rich and fine 2000 buys it This farm will make 1500 in cotton this year Soo acres six miles of Fulton 150 acres clear and goo deadened fine tobacco corn grass and wheat land 10 per acre takes it 102 acres level rich Smallcreek land 50 acres clear six miles of Ful ton for 1600 Easy terms on any of this land Other farms from 15 to 40 per acre Just be so kind as to write for our list and it will come by first m- ailFALL and FOSTERA FULTON KENTUCKY is 24HI N COURIER =SUPPLEMENT 6 I r CAYCE fw 4 tOne of Fulton Countys Thriving Little Towns 5HTcnt miles distant from Hickman on the Mo fcUcariS Ohio Railroad is the thriving and grow ing town of Cayce with a population numbering about 200 souls Caycc is one of the most im portant live stock centers in western Kentucky and is surrounded by a rich agricultural country wheat and corn being the principal products Many farms in this section were at one time heavily involved but all mortgages have been lifted within the past few years and the people are happy and prosperous Caycc has an excellent ciurch of the S3uti Methodist denomination good public schools an abundance of pure water has a dry and salubrious climate and is a healthy and most desirable place of residence iV THE JOHNSON MERCANTILE COMPANY The largest and leading general merchandizing firm of the town is the establishment above mentioned who occupy a handsome twostory brick building SoxSo feet in dimensions which is fully stocked with as complete a line of gen eral merchandise as can be found in most cities Agricultural implements of every description are also carried in short everything needed for the cultivation of the farm or the utility of the house holdThe members of the firm are S K Johnson G W Johnson and S A Johnson the latter being the son and nephew respectively of the two first named The business was ntablishcd nearly thirty years ago by S E and G W Johnson in a small way and has steadily grown and multiplied until 4at present it ranks as one of th leading tor s of tIe ountjrattBon t U c mer ra r e business the Messrs Johnson are the largest handlers of live stock and grain in this section DR J W NAYLOR- A stranger would scarcely think that the little town of Cayce albeit the most thriving place of its size in the county would support a practicing physician Yet Dr Naylor is one Of the busiest of the younger members of the medical profession in Fulton county This is perhaps i ccountcd for in the fact that calls are made for his professional skill in the country surrounding his resident town for many miles In connection with his professional practice he conducts a commodious and well appointed pharmacy which is fully stocked with a line of druggist sundries and everything necessary to the stock of an upto atc drug store He is in addition theproprictor of nn extent stvcly supplied general merchandising storpj which is doing a most ilat risking business Dr J W Naylor is the son of Judge Joshua Naylor of this city iur present legislative rep DIl J W NAY I OIt CAYtK rcscntativc Like all the members of his family Dr Naylor is wholesouled goninl and gen erous ami his facility for acquiring and retain ing friends coupled with his professional abil ity is the secret of his marked succcs JORDAN A IItte Fulton County Town But the Urfct Live Stock Shippers on the Mobile Ohio Railroad The town of Jordan is situated twelve miles southeast of Hickman and nine miles west of Fulton and is an important station on the line of the Mobile Ohio Railroad It is the princi pal and largest shipping point on this system for the very large amount of live stock handled by it cattle being brought to Jordan for ship ment for a distance of one hundred miles VII Nash located at this place is one of the largest stock dealers in the middle South Jordan has a population of one hundred peo ple a large and uptodate general merchandising store an excellent drug store a lumber yardIt resident physician and two blacksmith shops It is prettily located on a level plateau and is pop ulated by a prosperous and cultured people who Camping out in the Mountains is bringshealthGO TO jSceivic ColoradoVIA THE MISSOURI PACIFIC RAILWAY THE COLORADO SHORT LINE VIA THE PUEBLO GATEWAY Special reduced rates in effect during the season Double daily service of through Pullman Sleeping Cars Cafe Cars meals a la carte and Reclining Chair Cars Send for folders and descriptive pamphlets to H C TOWNSEND G P T AM I St Louts Mo I welcome all new comers with trued Kentucky hospitality J f I O B RERUN b- t Perhaps it is due to Jordans advantageous and central location that it has one of the best appointed drug stores in Fulton county This fact coupled with the pharmaceuticalskill of its genial and energetic proprietor O D Ker lin accounts in a measure for the large amount of business which the pharmacy transacts AttOameeting of the Fulton county Association of the N A R D held August 13th last Mr Kerlin was accorded the distinction notwithstanding the large delegation of druggists pres ent from other and more important centers of being chosen treasurer of that organization which numbers among its mrposcs many worthy ob jects chief amongst which is the surveillance of all druggists in the county with the objective aim of excluding all Incompetent immoral1 or otherwise unworthy pharmacists from the pray rice of their calling in the county O B Kerlin was Lorn in Shelby county Ky November 1859 was raised on a farm and edu cated to the drug business which he has sue cessfully followed for nine years He is distinctively one of the enterprising and representative citizens of the thriving town of Jordan CHAMBERS SHUCK The general merchandising firm of busy Jor dan is Messrs Clambers Shuck whose stock of goods embraces everything of general consumption and wellnigh every article of household utilityThe MMtnbcrs of the firm slum their business Jlyr riinsr theiras +steral smppclrtir Hickman and thence freighted to Jordan and still making a considerable saving over direct railroad transportation a saving which their patrons reap the benefit of The members of the firm are B F Chambers who has been in business in Jordan for many yours and who has met with eminent success and MI H Shuck who purchased a half intr t- In the business a year ago when the present firm was established Both arc native sons of Fulton county and worthy scions of two of the oldest and mast respected families in the county The stock of goods carried by Messrs Chambers Shuck will bear favorable comparison with that of any general merchandising line car ried in the county and is sold on the twentieth century business basis of rrrpid changes of stock at a small margin of profit UNION CITY TENN Union City is s thriving cltof 5000 people on the N C St L and the M O railways fifteen miles distant from Hickman Following arc some of its representative houses having close business connections with Hick man HARRY T ROBINSON As was King Edward in his days as Irince4pff Wales the glass of fashion and the mold of form to be patterned after so do the patrons of Harry T Robinson of Union City set the style fur welldressed men in Western Tennessee Western Kentucky and Southern Missouri For nineteen years past Mr Robinson has been the caterer to the connoisseur in dress in this section and in a great portion of Arkansas Illi nois and Mississippi livery commercial man making this section and they are proverbially well dressed with scarce an exception have their clothes made at Mr Robinsons emporium Every business man of Hickman and vicinity when they throw aside the handmedown of everyday work I T something neat stylish and durable leave their nrdcrs with Mr Robinson- In nearly two decades of tailoring at Union City he has never allowed a misfit to leave his shop or a piece of shoddy goods to enter it Hence his enviable reputation and large and increasing patronage After many years experience in the tailoring business including a course in cutting at the Ie more commix anti substantial now occupies This is the mily business devoted solely to the merchant in and is especially designed fN and adijur the attainment of the highest proficiency in this art It is the loading tailoring cstahlishmcni of the South outside of the large cities and ton stnntly employs a force of twelve or more Ienlit its different brandies The cutting which iis the prime essential to good fit and style is dong by Mr Robinson anti by his wit G W HoUinsflii who Is also n gradu ate of the rtjl1oJIcd Jno J Mitchell New York- whoul and who lIs attejcljapic traveling talesman for the eilnhlUbnicnt Tvll tliafcrtflp in tile other departments are highly skilled and highly salaried workman Mr Robinson received Iris first training in the tailoring businois at Padudnli Inter in St Louis mid New York and it goes without saying that IhiTrilli The Int croft he takes in his profession iis maniflfested Jbd his Investment of 100000 in a library initinLu short tin one in this section iis ran + idrrrcl AU fait IU regards good dress style stud fashion iinleis rlothed II Harry T City jIIIInHOTle In Its ibeautifully and conveniently Ilocated pa kujaj hotel The Palace Union City enjoys the distinction Of itusaessing tits best hostelry on the railways between St 1otiis and Memphis- It was erectedsix1 rars ago by its present pro priotoi J C Reynolds andan associate con talus thirty commodkiMS and eJcRaiuIy furnishedI sleeping rooms is ilown liontwl lighted by ilec Irioty mid in short Ilass every couveniencr ml mmfort that one can find at the Chicago Audit tonilIII New Yorks WaldorfAstoria or any f the noted hoslclriei of the country Indeed its contiguity to the farfamed Reel foot Lake thobctt fishing duck anti quail she + t lug resort in the United States makes it mal y times superior in its culinary service to the world fnntetl lintels above inciitioiied The mnnagemmt is most enterpriaiiig in taking advantage of the near neighborhood of this celebrated resort ittd every day in the year sees the tables of the Palace supplied with their quota of game and fish from the take Persons journeying to Keel foot and men IIf note front all portions of the country annually visit this resort tnvnrUUly stop a night or more ft the pAIr andi in Uie dclsctous ptscarrid and pause dishes served gett a taste of the pleasure waILIng them after the pleasant twohour dmv from Union City to the lake Mr Reynolds the proprietor of the Palace is an old time railroad man and is exceeded in friend slid acquaintances in the South by no t nc unlcM by his genial and popular head clerk P III Bryant whose friends are legion Mr Bryant is an old time business man ud bonifacc of Western Kentucky and Northern Tennessee and is blessed with n felicitous ton iiommo born oft sunny temperament which makes every guest of the Palace feel at home II M K Wrcody is the cfllcient night clerk of this popular hostelry JOSttPHi ROIIKRTS BOTTLING WORKS One of the important manufacturing industries populnrinBottling Works situated in the western portion of the city anntl M r Robert or A firmer believer In f tins beer is pushing the jn patronageJoseph 01 im eslnbIigrown its pees rut large dimensions about tgoIlli I timeiMttlinqgenial fellow and as n citizen industrious energetic enterprising and substantial SAM FORDS SALOON The shghttliJhtt or sonic other large cciiler This ttiutentalntetantorphosis or transition is mpliliMl by a visit to Sam Fords nIthe Palace lintel This lK rayfri nmvat rni in time Sandwich Islands T1 t risking arc of cut glass revolving fans overhead that Attention is called to tfic Mrs Sciuoncs Si Sot till1 tic 0ransto Ilicr t oinjuto in this public atm ut Mr Adam Semones of the first mentioned firm is an old resident of Hickman and his many friends will ighlorlnsuccess The Bransford Lumber Company has supplied the lumber for many of Hickmans most Imncsomc residences Its manager Mr uiiterprising 1 c J Umon City is Ihappy in ttheI possed1y1J LoiTOI of the best weekly papers published inbnessec Reference is had to the Conunercial If which Messrs Marshall and Baird are pro prietors Mechanically they have an excellent giant locally thq columns of the Commercial r lotKhllttf w Y an l ita ltiloralnr sill L nessec politics r WE ARE THE PEOPLE Who can FurnisH on short notice everytHing you need to build a House at very low prices Let us make you prices on LONGLEAF YELLOW PINE LUMBER LOU = ISIANA RED CYPRESS SHINGLES YELLOW POPLAR SIDING and FINISHING LUMBER YELLOW POPLAR COLUMNS o o RJ ALL KINDS OF TURNED YORK AND MOULDINGS GALVANIZED IRON VALLEY CRESTING and RIDGE ROLL CABINET MANTELS TILE HEARTHS and GRATES PAINTS OILS and VARNISH Bransford Lumber Co UNION CITY TENN LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE NO 285 a ADAM SEMONES JOHN F SEMONES SEMONES tA SON- FOUNDERS Machiaists and PlurifbersMMM W P Utt 4 i v Dealers in Plumbers Supplies Pipe Pipe Fittings and Brass Goods of all Kinds MANUFACTURERS OP TIIH Celebrated UNION CITY Wagon AM TUB VttcIclol Seed Sovor ENGINE REPAIRS AND CASTINGS UNION CITY TENN