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JsoJ l n Si 0 jt aJ I I d t i1t Wiff tt TE1HiCKM4N c COURIERMI 3 l i sira OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ESERN KIEISTTTJCKY l rrT4LISH 859TCOUNTY KY MARCH 25 1904 VOLUME XXXIX NO8 u s y EAR LY TIMES f JohnrJiiied haveMee nterestlby manyoff I un4er I fnrty 4They have revived inem- oYies lam dormant for many i years and stories without num ber of the early times have since been related by the older citiI I zensY Speaking of i some of the old time residents Mr Johnson refers to Miss MaggieRhoulacllus estimablelady became the wife of Major JjTuderdale one of the t most eminent lawyers of his time who afterward went blind and in a fit oft despondency over his great loss killed hiniself at New Orleans The widow sur vived folsotne years but finally diedtt a ripe old age Billy Wilson of whom men tion was made is still among the living and is a resident of Obion e Tenn where he has amassed a largefortune and lives at his ease in llljs declining years John Bullock has been dead many years but his descendants now live attClintou where there isa considerable family of themr Robinson d Keith who were the principal merchants during bothdeadDIi lpacts who kept a bookstore and the post office next door to where time Courier office low stands All the others mention ed in Mr Johnson s letter are also dead v i iii 1tjQn Pdr rS name recalled to the minds of the early settlers the tragic death of the doctors father way back in II the 40s Dr Thomas Rivers fa ther of Mr Johnsons friend liv ed at the time of the tragedy iira house where now stands Mr Stephens green house opposite Dr Hubbards office One morn lug holding by the hand Thomas Jr better known as uPompey Dr Rivers started toward Clin ton street When he reached a point opposite a window in the old Commercial hotel a shot rang out and Dr Rivers was seen to r pitch forward and fall Pom pey screamed with fright but before help could reach the pros trate form the soul of Dr Rivers had passed into the great beyond He had been shot from ambush and instantly killed- Investigation revealed that a man named Fergusen had fired the fatal shot but what his grievance was never was known Word was at once sent to the doctors brother Robert J Rivers who at that time was living on his grandmothers s plantation t where Tiptoiiville Tenn now stands Robert waited for no thing after being informed of the manner of his brothers death Hastily picking four of his ablest andstrongest slaves he promised each a suit of clothes provided they pulled him to Hickman in a certain time Once in the skit 1 the npgroes pulled witha will and the trip was made in an incredibly short time They won the reward and were given it be fore thY left Hickman Upon arrival at Hickman I Ferguson who had not been ar i r rested was notified that Bob Rivers had arrived in town He I IIRiversifSo greatly did he fear manII tin s brother that hewent to his 1 room iii the Commercial Hotel j and locked himself in t I Robert Rivers first visited the 2 corpse of his brother and above I it is solo to have sworn that his j yo trt H i m liS = = w = II = tOR = aUU J We Give Md F4ading Stamps lilt J G Ob rItr surfS for MEN SUITS for BOYS death should be avenged Arming himself he proceeded to the Commercial Hotel and unattended went to the door af the room occupied by Ferguson He call ed to Ferguson in a calm voice to Open the door which wasdone Stepping ineide he asked the murderer if he had fired the shot that laid his brother llow Ferguson said Yes but for Gods sake have mercy Mercy replied Rivers yes the same mercy you showed when you killed in such a cowardly manner the best man in these parts Thats the kind of mercy yon will get from me With these words he drew his pistol and shot Ferguson dead on the spot Mr Rivers remained in Hick man but a very short time leaving almost immediately for his eerInever arrested He remained n the plantation for a number of years after avenging his bro thers death finally removing to GainsviHe Texas where he ac quired is wonderfulreputation as one of the shrewdest and best lawyers in the state He died in Gainesville v oJ c 1 1t OneStnni with each cent CASH urchnsr and wheiijjook IS funm ISfl Worth to f M k fr I 2iSO ii- f t J JJJEJ rQL everyrivisitorkt our stores ve will present a Tradii tamp bookpand r 1 TwentyFive Stamps Free I4 Yisa t The Largest I 4 andrMpst Complete Line of j Clocking c lie yy y 1 10 71Jich ELLISONSti INCORPORATED i Even shown by ust Uptodate1 Styles iwi Lowest Prices = = =at = 4 = = = = who was with hisrrPompeyj he fell grew to manhood here studied medicine began its practice and at the outbreakof hostilities between the north and south enlisted his services as an army surgeon in the Southern army At time I close of the war lie moved to Pa i ducah where he lived until his j deathabout ten years moo He I has two sons Robert and Ed wardwho are now practicing physicians there Many distant re7atives of Grandma Meniweathor wh was grandparent to Robert and Thomas Rivers Sr still live in this neighborhood among whom are R 11 Isler named Robert Merriweathefin honor of the la dys husband T T Swayne and othersWe trust that when the mood again strikes kiln Mr Johnson will favor us with another letter fltK J M ALLKN saysIor some that been led with rough hands and letter After using about onehalf bottle of Para camph the trouble hat disappeared much to her satisfaction Iused it al so on mv sore foot tender from muck walking And it gave mEt great relief I tkIaa To Plant Colton Rumor has it that a large acreage of cotton will be planted in this flume diate vicinity tins year The Rich mbud Bond company has sold a large quantity of seed for planting purposes to farmers from many localities hereabouts and it is thought that the larg est acreage of cotton since the war will be planted It is now certain that a pin will be erected at Martin and upon a guarantee of nufhcient acreage one will bo erected at Fulton So far as can be ascertained cotton will be plant ed this year at Cayce Jordan Fulton Woodland Mills Gardner Terrell and Martin At all these place heretofore tobacco has beer the standard product and the change to cotton will be watch ed with much interest If successful this year it is not unlikely that even a greater amount will be planted next year Whether or not the recent great slump iiojjthe price of cotton will have any effect on the num ber of acres cannot be said The de mand is vet good the supply small and the indications point to an increase in price rather than any fnrtherreduction Most of those contemplating putting in cotton understand this fact and it is not believed the acreage will be affected Millinery Opentags The tormal spring millinery openings of the firms of Smith S Amberg Balt zer iDodds and E C Rice i Co are at their height today With the milli nery show which is an exceptionally pretty one this year are displayed some PANTS for MEN K PANTS for Boysd rare and beautiful things in dress goods 1 trimmings laces embroideries appli que gloves fans and many other now elties of exquisite beauty for the adornment and to please the eye of the In dies The stocks purchased by our merchants for this springs trade are II larger more diversified and prettier than has perhaps ever been shown here before and the ladies are enjoying the display immensely Each firm has so cured the services of one or moro expert milliners who have a corps of competent assistants Nothing will be left undone to furnish pretty headgear for the ladies and misses of this and surrounding towns and a special effort is being made by these dealers to furnish the best of millinery cheaper than the same quality can be bought in cities Judging from the display Hickman has bought out and moved the fashion centers of the country within her portals William Shaffer a brakemhn of Dennison 0 was confined to his bed for several weeks with inflammatory rheu matism I used many remedies ho sayp Finally I sent to McCaws drugstore for a bottle of Chamberlains Paini Balm at which time I was unable to use hand or foot and m one weeks time was able to go to work as happy as- a clam For sale by TT Swayne now COAL TOWS UtE MADE UP During this week many of the great towboats from Pittsburg coming ou t on what is known as the second risefl will pass Hickman euroute to points farther south with huge fleets of load ed coal barges- Nearly every person in Hickman is 1 rfamiliar andIbut few people outside of those whose business throws them into intimate as sociation with this industry realize or know anything of the life led by the deckhands who put together the acres of floating fuel that come down the river to Cincinnati Louisville Hickman and then on to points below Nearly all the tows which pass Hickman come from Pittsbnrg although a few are made up at Louisville The chainsused to fasten the barges are about eight feet in length with a peculiar hook on each end known among river men as a gooseneck The bane of the deckhands life is to carry these chains from one end of the tow to the other The distance is plenty enough to make a man grow tired un der tho weight and walking is none the best The chains are known as the jewelry and when the mato yells for mere jewelry there and be mighty quick about it there is generally nee cessity for several commands and specific ones at that before the deckhands move When tho tow is all in place and hitched securely together two flats of coal for use as fuel for tbe steamer are hitched to the side of the boat When the tow is under way the deckhands pass tho time away by carrying coal from tho flats to the boiler room As a great deal of coal is used on a trip the men have quite a bit of diversion and time does not drag slowly by On a towboat of ordinary size the crew is made up of the following Captain inate watchman who is usually second male two pilots two gooks flunky four firemen two engineers lamp trimmer and from 14 to 25 deckhands The min work in shifts usually remaining on duty six hours and sleeping six hours alternately Quito a fund of knowledge is neces sary to be a first rate riverman The captain of a boat as a matter of course is familiar with every foot of the navi gating course On the river lIe also un derstands the hitching ot a tow down to tho finest detai the action of the en gines in facttlie captain ii i- u si ti aewan tow eg+ forafs- mooth lit Wd r 1nMIuabut a ver shot UqtC a The pilots work in shifts From tine to time when hitching a tow they call through megaphones to the mate offer jug suggestions as to the arrangement of the coal boats It is tiresome enough to pilot a boat but m the summer time the task is a most pleasant one despite the fact that great vigilance is required at all times Steaming down the river feeling the boat and fleet of barges answering to the hand is exhilirating enough to keep its novelty always In the winter time the task is a rough and- II trying one but its pleasantness in the summer repays for the inconvenience of the winter i The deck hand is not always particu lar about the kind of work he is to do He ships for the money there is in it and if he can avoid passing coal frem the flats into the boat he is a happy man When not passing the coal there r is plenty to bo done on the fleet Sy phon lines connected with the engine room in the steamer are run into theI pump holds of the barges to keep them clear of water There is always more or lees leakage into a coal boat and the deckhands must always be on the alert to keep the holds pumped clear And then there are dash boards to be erect ed on the front barges of the fleet and several of those on the side The dash boards add height to the sides of the barges to keep the swell of water that results from moving through the wa tor at a fast speed from rolling into the barges None but the largest boats take tows of coal to New Orleans The smaller towboats bring the coal to Cincinnati I Louisville Paducah and other down river cities and from there south to I New Orleans they are taken by down river steamers The deckhand has K aO I comparatively easy time coming up ther r river A tow of empties is usually brought back and there is little more to do than pass coal As the watches are divided into four shifts for every 21 hours the work is not so hard The novice often wonders whether it pays to ship coal by river when the railroads would take it South much quicker The question is fully answerI Ied when it is said that one coal boat hauls nearly if not altogether as much coal as a whole train The large boats take as many as 15 boats five and six barges which hold nearly as much as a boat and several flats at one time Of ten this size of tow is increased greatly according to the number of towboats i available at a quick rise and the a mount of coat that must go out quickly or lay in the harbor for several months i until a rise permits it to go out THL HICKMAN COURIER MRS OEO WARREN t Proptys VSS MAGGIE ELLISON 5 GEO W WILSON Lesseo and Editor j F PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY CHANGE THE SYSTEM The sentiment in favor of changing the system of keeping our roadways in proper repair is growing or perhaps it would bo Vniore tothe point to say that the sentiment is more frequently expressed OB Kerlin one i of the most prominent citizens of Jordan stated to the Courier this week that so far as he had been able to ascertain the taxpayers of his neighborhood were a unit for a change to a direct taxation sys r tern He believed that good roads could be accomplished and maintained only by this method and that greater satisfaction to all whether directly or indirect ly interested would result One ppint made by Mr Kerlin was that if the work was being done by contract the people would be more free to complain of any bad piece of road whereas now a complaint might involve a friend andneighbor resulting in the disruption of neighborly relations ants is consequently not made Under the contract sys tem the question of sentiment would be entirely eliminated and before drawing down his dollars and cents for work per formed the contractor would Whave to show the paymaster that the goods had been delivered Sentiment should have no hold j6n a question of such vital im portance as good roads It is a question that should be handled with good hard sound business sense business methods should be applied and the work done in a businesslike manner Good s= roads are a matter of dollars and cents to the farmer to the busi ness man to the professional1 tJi YUf II u PQQplo a t wlicfare inany manner interested in the products of the coup l try and this includes about everyone The change from our present unsatisfactory system to one of direct taxation would be a step in the right direction It is in force in several counties of West Kentucky and the results are highly pleasing The question lias been before our honorable Fiscal court at cerhin intervals but that body while in favor of the change has for some reason not seen proper to make it Iti the opinion of many of our busi ness men that were the court ce tain that the change is desired by a majority of the taxpayers it would be made The direc- taxation plan is the only plausi ble one so far presented and the Courier believes that its adoption by the Fiscal court at its next 1 session would meet with the universal approval of the taxpay ers of the county and redound with lasting credit to the ollicer- responsible for it- SIIUIy US TheJIearst managers are not lacking in that very necessary adjunct to the political director nerve The Courier this week received a proposition from them to the effect that ifwe woul furnish the space they would gratuitously fill it with plate matter booming Willie Randolph for the democratic nomination for the presidency Hearst maybe all that his ardent admirers claim for him and he may be al that his detractors say he is btiL until the St Louis convention has passed upon his qualifications for the highest office in the gift of c the people we must decline to v boost Up to date about the only f things generally known concern irig Hearst are that he is the ownernot editor of several newspapers that he was onetime made the subject of a bitter v tirade in the house of representa tires i ln member of congress f i who was himself a self confessed criminal and that he hns money to burn liiJ supporters may consider the qualities nIl sufiU cient or they may be in pos sessionof facts that have been withheld from the public or they ratty have been bought but we desire a further exhibition of the vans ability and fitness for the position before granting the free use of our columns to aiding his cause He may be guiltless of JohnsDtis charges but does that qualify him for the presidency Johnson cony be the rascal Hearst says + but does that fnct make Hearst eligible as the standnrd bearer of democracy The man who leads the demo cratic host to victory this fall must be one of extraordinary ability he must possess much tact and plenty of horse SBiise he must unite und keep together the different factions of his awn party and deserve the confidence andrespect of the entire people Without these no democrat can hope to win ant it seems the height of folly for any man or set of men to advocate the can didacy of any nigh who has not satisfactorily proven himself to possess the attributes necessary to loges his party to victory The coal dealers will now kindly l step to one side and give the ice men a chance We do not know wltetlter congratulations or sympathy should be extended to the people on the change Great editors andt pseudo pur ists have boon known to exaltI themselves beyond the reach of even their creditors The eflec of such selfexaltation seems to Kill the memory and the creel itors oh bother them lDaniel J Sully the lending figure on the New York Cotton Exchange and who has been more or less responsible for the 1recent high price of cotton anI- n nOU1l lQlli Friday tha i JI uit zee reel ri obligations Cotton at once slumped 13 on the bale The governor has signed the bill making chicken stealing a felony We trust our northern neighbors will not consider the new law as a blow mined at the liberties of the downtrodden gentlemen of color who are in digeious to thatportion of the union lying south of the Mason and Dixon line Monday the 21st being th 6last day set aside for thecccoot succeerd Hon Ollie James and none except the incumbent having ap bty check the First Congressional district committee has called oIl the primary that was to have been and declared Mr James the regular democratic nominee to succeed himself At the Csvoters are to decide whether they will return to the old viva voce system of voting While our present system has its faults and the old one its good points it is not believed that the electors of Kentucky are ready to take a step backward while othert frontdperfectactmentof safeguards that will secure an honest vote and an honest count rather than return to a system which was abandon ed because of its objectionable 1features alt1 probability prove inadequate an confusingISomething like 900 suits have readytoe banks to enforce the payment of taxes upon deposits claimed to be due the state Auditors agent Lucas who is the instillaI of the proceedings says that the grounds of his suits are constitu thatQec tax upon his went in bank tilt fact does not relieve the bjnkjI from paying taxes upon deposit Rl oThat the methW of reasoning fit whereby t ie I j can arrive at n conclusion1i I that the same rftyII pro p e j can be taxed twice in the swine J year is beyond our ken It iAm absurd position grid as a inajer villljeclinevT CA ICE NOTES ir1ulton1 J Gray Bonduraut visitgil Ned Atturberry Sjinday- 1riiby Hargrove returned Fri day from Frankfort r IpentSllndny ynntrrpJne Lauderdalc and umus Wall wont to Hickman Satur day W A Naylor and family vis led Mrs Lucy Burnett last Sunday Mrf and Mrs Lon Naylor have moved to their new home in townQuite a number of Oaycev peo llarmouylast Miss Bessie Johnson returned homo Monday after a pleasant visit to Harmony neighborhood The new drug store of the firm of Naylor Campbell is ntfv completed and have opened theIr new spring goods VIOIBT TKAOKDY AVERTED Just in the nick of time our little win raved writes Mrs W Wati tkips of Pleasant City U Pneumonia hud pluyud sad havoc with him hud a terrible cough sol in bosiaes Doctors treated him but ho grew worse o cry KrligsNewour darling was saved lies now sound and well Everybody ought to know Its tho only sure taro for cougjis cpjds shyrcTJII bottles free I Tobo Wright the Wj oC r4Wnuts it nnderst5uttT lug groceries cheaper tb j Hickmau Ho is selling J of Big Deal soup for 25c toolIritcitages of Arm and Hammer Bran d sod proportionIfon Tobe Wright the West Hickman Use Sunshine Floor none Letter MARSHALS TAX SALE beingthel County Court at the Court House dun in Hickman Ky I will sell to the high est bidder for cash for taxes due the city of lliclt man and cost of sIde assesseefollowing purti to wit WHITH UtT Hendricks R T tt lots East Higk 7Journey99- Koisar 87 F W heirs Old Hickman No 185 E H Block 2 2fj to 2tR GURoyster4J j9Wells62Vckthorl22Zuolmry1J2 149 94 95 99 11 COLORED LIST Brown John H lots U A Nos 14 15 otBrent 1Caldwoll95Oartorand 80 26Donaldson Tony 12 lot E H 12 21EwingHooker Horace 1 lot 13 H B5 No fiiJeiikinaLove Lon 2 lots E II U 4 Nos ycMHnorQMeriweather lotsEH 3 n j NoIOU4oCMcGedee107 and 108 mJPrntheriTObn NosGi33Plimmer3 GNosojSmith7No 3 on Sanford lNoThomas 5 4 ofNuSO 267 111NosarThompson 230 9 no BtNoWilliams Cal 4 ofNos 67IandIo0 67Toj eOit3tars t1 j A j = l 7 1 1i A MANS A MAFORA THAT i 13ut if his clothes dont fit what then Three fssential Elements In Well Made Clothes u fIT That necessary much wearer obtained but we guar perfect on- eSTYLE This particular in apparel him pinnacle man Without built in one its principal objects giving tone appearance wearer essential foundation perfect garments what workmanship satisfaction and lasting wanting I 6 Griffon Brand i Irepresents i e are asking is no question that this clothing LEADS I NOW fOR YOUR fEETf When you want SHOES right style or the right qualityJlere is place look for them it is a smart dress shoe we Jiave Kneeland and the Forbush its a weather shoe have it If its shoes for boys we have them too In whatever you want in shoe line you will this store prepared serve you The too right down the lowest s ullooablie of Spring in MIENS EAT variety proportions in and crowns to everyone becoming selection us with most complete line Gentlemens Neckwear and An inspection of these exceptionally complete and uptodate solicited rTHEp WESTERN KENTUCKY PIONEER HOUSE H CI KENTUCKY I COUGHED ALL NIGHT 3g BUT QUICKLY OUR D nv 7COUIiI KBJEHDY G A mornings ago Sir J G Smith placejto the store for a cough medicine says Dr O N Parnell of3 couldhardlythe night before I sold him a of Cbatnberlaius Cough Remedy und told him if it not relieve him he might bring the bottle bfck and get his money I saw him the 1ext moruiutJcarrying Wl1erehemo more good than any modiciiio he overused For sale by T T Sway ne Coming On Deck ngainASdewDutwayWithWarm The same old story hell repeat blueButfaintWanu MOTHERS LD3TEN dreadeddiseasu sureItany or It is remedy duyInI 1 91111 ifId tJI factor that means to the and so in the we handle We not say that a fit is easy antee a em bodied a mans pla ces on a with his fellow style the best suit ever fails of to the of the WORKMANSHIP The of No matter the price without skilled a are IGarmentsI I wesI There but brand of 6f the the to If the Lines If scrunch rough we Ihort the find to price arc to notch We a7iiL arrival the Styles The of brims insures a Easter 1904 Finds the of designris Collarsos Ambers11HICKMAN CHAMHEKLAINS few came Munlesvillu bottle did Pilracamphlreelrnnd chloroform mcthers easily clothes only feature shape goods HICKMHN BANK HICKMAJST KY y o Capital Stock PaidSurplus and Undivided 5000000 I Profits 2000000 Having ample Capital a large Snrplns conservative management and a atroBf Board of Directors tho Hiokmau think solicits the accounts of Farmers Merchants and Manufacturers promising the utmost liberality of treatment consistent with modern couuservstive banking methods R T TYLER President W C JOHNSON Caahie 0 A HOLOOMiBE J Vice President S AMBERGAsat Cashier HICKMAN MARBLE WORKS t EMTAi3LI HED 15 s TOM DILLON Sr ProprSu- eeeitorC to B CRaac decJ i r Marble and Granite Monument j t STONE WORK OTJKSI3STC3 of all Kinds IRON FENCING i i- Eiom 1 r Y See us for all kinds of Seeds Irishl Potatoes Sweet Potatoes Millet and Oats Clover Timothy I Garden Seeds Onion Sets Goods delivered free Telephone 81 Buchanans Corner H L CARPENTER l II h STATE LINE ITEMS beenilli ou again Mrs Swan Burrus returned Sat motlerin Jordanisi Mary Prather this week OharJielallythreeyearold horse last week Tom Sharp a respectable vicinitydiedwere interred at Mt Zion cemetery on Monday Miss Lucie Burrus visited lur cousin Miss Irene Moss of Union City last Friday and Saturday The latter returned to her home on Tuesday preceding- Mr D C Maddox and sister OitylaMis Dora Deuberry The lat ter we fire glad to report is rao idly improving in health No doubt Peaceful Henry of the ct Dixie Star unintentionally left off the names of John llichard Shaw James Townsend and Paul Shaw from his listof nice young men of this com nu nity candidates for matrimo ny They are nevertheless jjust as worthy and very likely will run a good race notwithstanding the advantage the others have in being announced first ANTIUCII Miss Pearl Williams visited relatives here Tuesday Miss Lela Howard WitS the guest of the Misses Freeman Saturday night The recent rains havs damaged the clover that was sown tillS spring wash in dirt over it while it is co small Rev Holder tilled his regular appoint ment here Sunday and delivered nr able sermon on Pray without ceasing Misses Maggie Wheeler of State Line and Florena Marshal1 of Clayton visit ed Mrs Howard this week in the interest of securing funds to paint Reel foot Baptist church MAHQEUV THE RIVER The river is falling at Louisville Pa ducub and Cairo MANAGER WASTED Trustworthy lady or gentleman to manage businiss in this country and adjoining territory for WEll and favorably known house of solid III nancial standing 82000 straight cash salary and expenses pawl each Monday by check direct front teadquarters Expense money advanced Position per manent Address Manager 810 Como Block Chicago Illinois l Ii12tTyler1 Robbinsf tnomas AttorneysatLaw Office over Hickman Bank Nothing has ever equalled it Nothingcan ever surpass at Dr Kings New Discovery PriceorOLD andACure Lung Troubles MeMV t ratk iIf It feats Trial Bottle free for 5111e by an Druggists u RUSI1 CREEK LETTER Mrs Henry Davis is on the sick list this week snfleringfromdeepsentedcold Mrs Will Clarks happy face was seen once more at church Sunday Misses Lucy and Eva Murclii son two of Cayces sweetest belles attended church here SundayMiss Alice Lunsford and niece Miss Maud Lunsford of Hickman fiver in attendance atchurch here last Sabbath snilingface I ray of sunshine but the young la dy life accompanied was sweeter than any smile a lovesick youth could ever smile Walter Edmondson mId wife and babe and Messrs Oliver and Brnnsford of Ebenezer with their wives and children attended Jdivine service at Rush Creek church last Sunday Prof S 1If Morris gladdened the hearts of friends by his presence and good songs Sunday Owing to the inclemency of the weather in the afternoon the disttppointedin7 b Henry Davis lost a fine milk cotiv Saturday night Supposi bylightningday previous There is this consolation to offer that those who have must lose blessed are they that have nothing for then they can not lose it From all indications this spring we have had some weather all the time and in all probability we may still look for more style variety and quantity We believe that if one were so rashtt ly imprudent ns to write an odeI on the Beautiful Spring he would be dispatched forthwith March has certainly been attend ing strictly to business We go to work to plow the garden and in a moment of enthusiasm we are rejoicing that we will have an early yield of good veegtables for our table and lo before the smile vanishes from our face we hear the distant roar of thunder Then rain and there stands the garden plot immersed more delay and confusion of ideas Such disappointments can not ye helped and may not ultimately prove so bad as we think they will and conclusively we would say thst perhaps a representa rive has tried to introduce a bill for a branch weather factory and Old Probability is merely asserting his right to run it in his own sweet way and hence the wind water and mud OPTIMIST WANrEDA trustworthy gentleman or lady in each county to manage business for an old established house of solid fi nancial standing A straight bona fide weekly salary of 818 paid by check each Monday with all expenses direct from headquarters Money advanced for ex olvelopcManuger3CO j Esq George Terrett has moved from his residence in town to Ins home in thei bottoms The continued ill health of his tamilv whle here is said to be the reason for it- Burdock Blood Bitters gives a man a clear head an active brain a strong vigorous bodywakes him 5t for the battle of life THE DEAD rr JVrV J4V C M PEAVLEIt cI Peavler aged 47 years a resi dent and prominent farmer of Island No 8 died at his home Tuesday night after an illness of only eight days with pneumonia He leaves a widow and several children to mourn him and they have the sympathy of many neighbors and friends in their sorrow Deceased was an honorable man of industrious and thrifty habits and in his death the county has lost a good citizen Mr Peavlor was father to the boy who nooidently shot olr part of his foot lust summer who was brought to Hickman for treatment and was the gentleman i on whose farm grew the monster turnip that has been on exhibition in the Cour ier window since last fall MRS M J DAVIS I tMrsItII yours died Sunday night at the rest dence of T B Hiushaw at Henderson Point after a protracted illness She I loaves a Son and two daughters all i I grown to mourn her Mrs Davis was one of the early settlers in this vicinity I and was known as a splendid wonian UesUles her children she leaves a iinm her of other relatives who have the sympathy of many friends in their loss i MYRTLE rITIlII Myrtle the eight year old daughter of Mr and Mrs J S Smith living in West Hickman died Saturday after an illness of measles followed by an at tack of pneumonia Her remains were taken to Fulton for burial Sunday Mr Smith and family recently moved here from Fulton They have the sympathy of ninny friends in their great hour of bereaementII ICOIIE8II SOX OF It B Tho baby boy aged eight months of Mr und Mrs n 13 Hughes died Wed nesday morning at Id oclock after u short illness of measles followed by pneumonia Interment at MU Zion cemetery Thursday Tho sympathy of a large oirolo of friends is extended MRS JAMES DOTSON Mrs James Dotson aged 33 died at her homo three miles from town Tues day after a lingering illness of consumption A widower and two children survive her Interment at Beach Grove cemetery Wednesday The bereaved family have the sympathy of many friends p New teal Estate and Insurance Firj The vial estate and insurance r J C Bouduraut t Sou annout so through the Courier this week that jV ficitizens the senior member having been a prominent citizen of Hickmtn for many yours while the junior mem beg Chester was born and reared heap He has for years connected with tfio Farmers and Merchants bank which position he recently resigned to go into business for himself He will have charge ofall the business acting as geuenil manager They will lend mon ey ou improved real estate write life tire aud accident insurance buy and sell real estate und transact any and all business in connection with these lines ugIman we bespeak success for uim in his now enterprise I Lathes Aid Society Entertained The Ladies Aid Society of the Meth odist church was delightfully untertniu ed last Wednesday afternoon oy Mrs Alice Amberg and Mrs C 6 Smith at the residence of Mrs Amberg Imps and their bearing onthe affairs of this mundane sphere was Considered and a contest as to the many ways in which they impress themseves was fi nally decided in favor of hiss Jessie Outton She received thetirst prize a dainty doilyand Mrs Tlompsou the second a beautiful china plate The favors were exquisite bowsof ribbon in the societycolors pink uric while The refreshments which curled out the same color scheme were delicious andI heartily enjoyed As a filing finale ot so charming an occasion 4rs Cox sang in her own inimitable turner two solos after which adieus were spoken and reluctantly the guesU departed Levee Approbation Congress has made ai appropriation IP defray the expenses d moving 85000 yards of earth in the bolding of levees in Fulton county At i lowfigure this will cost about lO200and considering tne topography of thrconntry where the work will be continued should build between 1 auiljfc miles of levee Bids are now being Advertised for by Capt Lucas chief of United States En gineers whose oflie is in Memphis and will be receivesJp to and including April 13 The worf is to begin at the head of Fish Pondwhere it was left off lust hall There Jet a gap of nearly nine miles in the Jultou county levee to where the Tip nviUc levee begins Operations will bjbegnu as soon as the contracts are let The editors ibetter half desires to acknowledge thVreceipt of a beautiful bouquet of malt ha blossoms and ver dimes from Mri J A McClure he iftlisJ f j ic tck 31 y STOCK OF Spring and Summer a t 4 i S Dress GoodsII C IN SILKS WOOL AN- DCOTTON Y FABRICS Cannotbe surpassed in Style or Prioe 1t 3ekR +tMeA iNAtiR + Ear54 = tatt+k k i6ti i+ o L- J 11 t We are showing t I The Svvelicst Line of Shirt Waists Ever Brought to Hickman i h r yY r jt T P= T 1iIi1 i When you buy an underskirt buy the BEST The Sorosis TOFSY HOSE ARE THE BESTy t i t H C AMBERG i ThelWestl Jb Kentucky Pioneer Establishment HlCKMAX 1 KENTUCKY arraamleThe Old Reliable Cm Am HolcombeIJ R o I3rHaving been in the Drug Business MORE THAN 5O YEARS I Will Not Be Undersolde He buys for cash in large quantitiesl and gets the benefit of discounts He carries a full and complete stock of everything usually carried in a firstclass drug store Below are a few samples of reductionsI Decently made All our goods have been reduced ihe same way Compare these Prices With Others Prices Pascamph 2oc size 17c Japanese Oil DOc size alc Syrup of Figs 50c size 3lc Wine of Cardui 1 size 07c tf Black Draught 2ac size 13c x Bromo Quinine 25c size loc X Groves Worm Syrup 2pc sire 13c Scotts Emulsion 1 size 7c oOc size 34c S S S 1 size G7c 175 size ifl17 h c Swamp Hoot 1 size Sic 50c size 34c i Simmons Liver Medicine 25c size J3c Oastoria Fletchers genuine Sac size 22c Simmons Liver Regulator Z 25c size loc 34c1VtittersmittiAll other Chill Medicines in proportion Chamberlains Diarrhoea Remedy 50c size 31c 25c size lie Bells Pine Tar Honey 1 size 07c 50c size Mc 25c size 17c v Chamberlains Cough Remedy 1 size G7c 50c size 84c 2oc size i7c olcoroiToes Compound Syrup of Sarsaparilla with Iodide of of Potassium the best blood medicine on the market i 5 o1theBEST remedy on earth for coughs and and colds It cant be beat japjp pOplj3s TFQIS Sysv p a sure killer the best remedy for worms These remedies are of my own compounding and I guarantee the results I claim for them k The Ipurest of thugs used in the compounding of sresoxrpixons Prices to goods v C A HOLCOMBE BIOK3US KENTUCKY u If You Want GOOD Printing the Place to Get It Is at The Courier Office Not low Cheap but flow Good 4r 1j I c 2 THE SATISFACTORY STORE PERHAPS youve noticed that many stores spend all their time in trying to lessen pricesgoing so far as to lose sight of the quality for the sake of a low price effect We guage our success by the degree of satisfaction that accompanies every salesatisfied customers befriend us That is one reason why we direct all our energies to keeping up and raising wlun possible the standard of goods we sell Quality firsi then Prices as Low as Possible Thats why when speaking of a satisfactory storeone that values its reputation and sells the highest quality at the lowest price you think of The 1WERGMoreI Cativatinq t riogHillioeryj I A display of surpassing beautycreations of exceptional t elegancetplay today for the first time millineryAnotherValue backs up every figure trulybeCHILDREN S HA TSA magnificent assortment comprising every imaginable shape and style from 50o to 450U- ntrimmed and ReadytoWear Hats Our leader ship as sellers of millinery is sharply emphasized in the line of readytowear hats from 25c to 600 STERLING CLOTHES are Ben ell by Ii 11lril1C3T are as good as custom made but cost you half asII s 1 t u MATTINGS CARPETS RUGS Our Spring Stock of Carpets Matting Rugs Oil Cloth Lace Curtains Window Shades and Fixtures is now complete covering almost every kind The assortment is the largest in this vicinity and you can see things different from other storesandcheaper Carpets Extra heavy part Ingrain new designs 50 to GOc per yard All wool super patternsb75c and SOc per yard Granite in desirable designs at per yard 30 and 40c Rogs Jute Smyrna rugs choice assortment 75c to SI1 25 myrna Rugs in these goods we carry a line of choice patterns from 225 to 550 Moquette rugs These good come in soft beautiful shades extra choice from 25O to 400Door mats in Smyrna and Moquette to match large rugs 75c to 1 Mattings Samples and stocki f a 12 1 2o to 3fl A We received our new sample line of1 Ingrains t The Dressmaking Department Under the management j Mrs Thornton is now turn ing out satisfactory work possessing a style never be fore attained in Hickman We those wishingr new gowns to consult Mrs Thornton before having them made 1 4 Should any and the money will be refunded cool terns haJjKfSst BrusselsVelvets returned Inside about Boys Clothintt Two suits for two boys may cost the same seem equally stylish and fit perfectlyboth Puteach to an even test of wear and lo the diflerenco Why Just this The one is 1 built from that put life into the fit and keep it there the tt Uc make good nor you bring it back Prices from Ls0 TO 7SO l r pi China Jap largebgreat variety of pat of invite The Satisfactory Store FOOTWEAR- E are now showing all the new Fo twear idfS for the Spring of 1004 and a more sightlyor impres sive gathering of shoe style taS 11 tbeen seen in Hickman In every line from the highest to the low t andtquality that everyone will appreciate SHOES AND OXFORDSI Of surpassing excellpncePatent Colt or Vici lid Lace and Blucher stylesstock and patent toesnew est lasts dull and bright tops Cuban French or Mil itary heels The best shoes made for the price Oxfords 250 to 3 Shoes 3 to 350 FLORSHEIM SHOES FOR MEN Into the Flor sheim shoe goes absolutely the best materials positively the highest grade of bench workmanship and the clever ness of skilled designers who originate styles that give refinement individuality comfort and character to the shoe The Florsheim stands unrivalled for economy andcomfort Prices from 350 to 500 ITS OUR CLOIH2NG WaICS TALKS I tailoredfinished mucht coverings STERLINGGARMENT GARMENTprove proveunsatisfactory unsatisfactoryit Information theinsole toi SPRING RUSH Do not wait until the- clloice patterns are picked over We have just the thing you want NOW jW J W rg r Have you heard about the Two Free Trips to the Worlds Fair r whichwe will give away o- nJUNfl I ticket given with every one dollar cash purchase Clothes With Character Nothing tht we say in our ads about the advantage of g convincingan ofthewhopunusualof5 leading doting store of Hickman Materials are Worsteds I Casshneres are npahUi this the hardand l1li JL Itfounfinishe A SUPERB EXHIBITION OF CHARMING EASTER MILLINERY EVERY new style of merit has its representative in this charming display Our line of SPATTERN HATS as well as TAh+ OIRMAiDE HATS are better than ever and we are showing much larger assortment than ever before Mrs Bradley who has charge of our millinery department will be glad to have you call and suspect our line E3a1tzer d Jodds I d A i and f A TICKET WITH GASH i fi 1 LOCAL AND PERSONAL J When a woman says nothing it is not because she has nothing to say Use Sunshine Floor none butter Ward Lntan of Oayce was iu town John Mayfield of Cayce was hero o At the gallery over Rice S Nuylors a 28 pictures for 2oc Some people appear to talk volumes in the hope of sayiug a bright thing some time- WANTEDGood gentle buggy horse i one that can be driven with safety by ladies Inquire at Courier officeel Andrew Scoggms andwi fe of Union City spent Sunday in the city visiting Mrs I D Pi ice The ladiec are sisters O B Kerhn of Jordan was in town Saturday called on the Courier and talked about good roads mention of which is made in the editorial columns DIEDThe infant child of Mr and Mrs W B Gibbs Friday night be tweeu 11 and 12 oclock Interment is was had at Smiths graveyard Saturday Ten thousand demons gnawing away at ones vitals couldnt be much worse than the tortures of the itching piles Yet there is u cure Dodos Ointment never fails Henry Emerson an old Hickman boy I who moved to Oaceola Ark last fall cause in Saturday for a short vi itI to old friends Henry owns quite a considerable tract of land inclose prox imity to Osceola which is reported to be as good as any in the state He is well pleased with Arkansas and will continue to reside there indefinitely Insurance rates on business property in Paducah have been raised 25 percent to be effective 90 days from March 17 Residence school and church property risks will also be raised soon So far no increase in Hickman has been contemplated by any of the differ ent companies and none is liable to li unless an epidemic of fires takes place or the waterworks system gives down which are remote possibilities The Stacker Lee on its way down last week shipped a lot of dagoes as deckhands instead of negroes asI a sort of trial They made the trip to Mem phis but at Conners Landing on the way up a number of them were paid off and set ashore They walked into Hickman where they stayed a day o so and the last seau of them they were falkinout i ofr town toward St Louis Use Sunshine Flour none bettor I p E Simpson will wake you 23 PhOC for 25c for a short time only Accident insurance policies should really be made to cover poaHiblo divorce HAY port SALE Timothy clover orIII wised hay for sale by J W ayes G E Simpson will make you a dozen pictures If you null at once A valentine by any other name might of the basis for a breach of prouiisepr libel case- Children hava quite well defined noc Lions as to what parents should not on know When truth is disagreeable it isnt Silence is a good weapon when prop used You can still get stamp pictures a Simpsons gallery Dout wait too longI The present generation of childre appear to be turning out a race of well disciplined parentsrAn engaged inan is one who is per witted to dance attendance on a girl until his successor has been elected Where a blusterer has the advantage in the fact that a man does not have to make good more than half of his J bluffsGood I printing is a silent salesmanit- works 4 for your business among people who cannot see you it increases your business and profits Let the Courier furnish you with office stationery thatI will be a help not a hindrance to your business Bereudescan get you any kind of wall paper you want His hue of sam pies comprises all the latest designs and effects audI the nicest collection ever shown in Hickman The prices too are exceptionally low this soaJbn The Peters Lee which has heretoforet been in two St Louis Memphis trade leaves Memphis tonight for its first trip iu the CincinnatiMemphis trade She will probably ply between these two towns all this seas n making way land iugs the St Lomis Memphis trade is tied up at Memphis undergoing some repairsI She will be rearranged so as to enable her to carry a larger list ot passengers than heretofore and will be put on laterr WOUJCINQ OVERTIME Eight hoer laws are ignored by tbos tireless little workers Dr Kings Now Life Pills Millions are always at work night aud day curing indigestion bit iousness constipation sick headache- r and and all stomach liver and bowell troubles Easy pleasant safer sure Only 35o at all drug stores Herchol P Johnson was hero from Saturday Tom Hart was in Graves county last weekThe way to turn an honest penny Is into the slot nmohinos A There is generally a selfish motrrajj for unselfishness m3 When vonr tailor secures jungemqnt against you it is a wise of the survival the mlsfittest n Charles Perry our deputy couuty clerk was iu Crutohfield Snndaw business 1 Oue swallow does not make a summer but it makes a spring when eau heaves a rock at it I for those who may be in a hurry The Newspapers dont always tell hingl right says an Oklahoma mmistir 11 this respect the newspaper is a greats deal like the minister Either would = t Ive run out of the country if tluy tojd everything just as it should be M Judge F S Moore Alonzo tot and Ed Thompson have been atpoiutfid procession ers of Fulton county for the ensuing term Their duties ae to seta tie boundary disputes of anyaud alt charactersHelm Ellison the new dug firm expect to begin to move thoiritock into the Helm building ou the uoiih side of Clinton street nest Monday It is believed that everything will b in readi ness by that time MANAGER lady or gentleman to manage buiuiss in thiS country and adjoining ternary for well and favorably known hOUSE of solid Ii naucial standing 82000 graight cash salary and expenses paul dick Monday by dheck diroct from headcsitrters Ex pen so money per immanent Address Managr 810 Como Block Chicago Illinois 61tW- ASTEDSeveral persns of charac er and good roputatiou a each state in this county rcqued to present advertise old eatabshed wealthy lone house of solid laucial stand Salary S2100 weely with expense all payabl in cash direct each Wednesday frd lima oflices Horse and carriage finished when nec cessary Reference eniose selfaddress od envelope Colouia 33t Dearborn St Chicago r When yon ask a ggist for Para canmph be sure you it Ihereisi no thing just as oodracnmph is gnarl anteed to corn piles jzeiua tetter suit rheum etc Remenfr the name Pur- gaamph 25 cents elm Ellison t A r 1 SuitsWe have justj received our Spring Line of y f tut Ji t STROUSEBROS a t t t HIGH ART CLOTHING For Men t Jane Suits For Young Men and Boys 0 1 The handsomest line of clothing in the city We invite you to call to see our line before you buy eft Dodd To Ee Away Handsome China Closet Ladies IIap1e Dressing Table Dini Tablet EtPtRYs31 PURCHASE I IBaltzcr Dds toLondaycnSaturdayb bthe ine ftlsonCallilround WAarsnTrustrortby eWARSI Easter Hopkins lESetltssoir Given FREE gapirsamples or c Saturday Nights Storm I nightivast playti1 jntinued uninterruptedly for an hour tfnd a half Flush followed flush in rapid succession growing gradually brilliant aud jugged until it reach ed its most furious stnge apout 780 The peals of thunder that followed close upon the heels of each flash grow from u low rumbling to sharp reports that equalled the discharge of cannon Af tor the electrical storm had apont spent its force a heavy downpour of rain and hail occurred which was more in the nature of a water spout than a storm So far as can bo learned no damage was douo in this vicinity Between 12 and 1 oclock on Tuesday Hickman was Visited by perhaps the hardest rain storm in years It was accompanied by much sharp lightning rand cousidnrable wind East Hicktnnu fives inundated to a depth of nearly two foot and West Hickman suffered a flood The water stood for sovnral hours but by morning had disappeared Time fwind did no damage here as we wore evidently on the outer edge of it Union OiLy was evidently the vortex of the Storm aud a great amount oC damagef was done mention of winch is made elsawhoreT At Gilbortsville Marshall countyI three men working in a tobacco barn were struck by lightning One has recovered while the other two it is be7 liuved will die Legislative Hlumlerv It has been discovered that the Beck ham county line takes almost half of Lewis county including the county seat which legislates all oflicers out of ollice leaving the other part of the county without government or protection Lewis county will tile a brief in the case before the appellate court testing the constitutionality of the act creating the county Governor Beckham may have to call an extra session of the leg islature to correct the mistake The people are much coufused and it is the opinion of everybody iu that section that the legislature mmifua huge blunder in making the boundaries of the new county of Beckhani Marshal Dillon arrested several ne- gro draymen for loitering about the de pot waiting room Tuesday After a lecture by Judge Moore cautioning them not to loaf about the railroad companys Pproperty all were dismissed i jz rlw l 1 Hickmantl 1 Kentucky tlliflllllllllI 3 BUY YOUR DRUGS AND MEDICINES FROM THE Original Cut Rate Drug Store AND THEREBY KEEP PRICES tOWN Below wo quote a few of the many articles on which we have reduced prices Our reduced prices have caused reduced prices on medicines all over HIckman Castoriat 3J5c size 226 S S S 100 bottl407c Putts pms 25c size 17c Wizard Oil 50c size llc Sprup of has 50c size 1c Pisos Cure 25c bottle 17c v Jumper Tar 25c bottle 17c Black Draught 25c size 13c v Japanese Oil oOc bottle 31c Eagle Eye Salve 25c size 17c Wine of Cardui 100 bottle ITo Hoods SarsaparilLi 100 size 78c Ayers Sarsaparilla 100 size 73c Williams Pink Pills 50c size 8dc Simmons Liver Regulator 25c size lOc Swamp Root 50c bottles 34c 100 size 67c Sloan Liniment 50c bottle 34c 25c size 17c Chamberlains Cough Remedy 25c bottle 17c Chamberlains Diarrhoea Remedy 25c bottle 17c Vintersmiths and other popular chill tonics 50e bottle 84c THE BEST SPRING MEDICINE Jacoes Compound Extract of Sarsaparilla and Celery A combination of blood purifying roots and herbs prepared with the prescriptionsWe disease on earth but we do recommend it as a splendid Spring Medicine a preparation that will ben cUt peopleLargeHELM ELLISON 1 rteFARMERS AND MERCHANTS BANK O1Z7AT sttQErbp BioklaD Absolute Safety is the Basis That we offer to depositors Other in ducements are of secondary importance Upon this Guarantee we solicit your patronage J A THOMPSON Cashier H BUCHANAN President DIRECTORSu RALhASDEltSUBSCRIBE FOR THE COURIER NOW QNLYt1 FLASH THENEWS across the world that it may be r I A A seen by suffering humanity every where II a i of on j Lifo Plant vthe most marvelous medical vhcry the world has ever known Hill quickly and permanently cure RHEUMATISM CATARRH and all BLOOD DISEASESIt strikes at diseasebyfand replacing it with pure rich blood DISEASE can not K3CIST when the BLOOD Is PURE LIFE PLANT t makes it BO then nature does her be part and disease is soon forgotten in the enjoyment of perfect health Our guarantee isN0 CURE SO PAYC Mrs Cha Spacb of Fifth St New Philadelphia 0 saysFor three months j I had rheumatism In a very severe torn My feet were so badly swollen that they tell I tr 1 were stuudtng on needle ed Could walk only with great dlHIeulty mid severe pain Tbe pain was BO were iu to IIII many ileeplegu hours at night I was a great sufferer Could rind no re tier until 1 took LIKE PLANT Two x bottles cured me I cannot say too much for Ib l AMFOTHE LIFE PLANT CO CANTON O i For Sale by ELLISON MERCANTILE Co PICSBURG COAL at a48-I Per 2000 lbs No piece Toads delivered without cashI for advance All amount due p on delivery AAFARIS9JROffice at Powel Corner Cash Book Store Splendid Selection of NEW 8QOKS 8TATONERY NOTIONS Call and see our Stock Ever Y ping up to late I MARY BERENDES Co II GARUTHERS 1 BAKERY AND I CONFECTIONERY F FRESH BREAD CAKES AND- CONFECTIONERIES CLINTON STREET niCKMAN KENTUCKY Tbl nhone Number flu t IJ FREETO Phlfch SWieJiSJ L4Soclety Dinners Imported Japanese n Pur1 cHases ofI WSE LID m RI Elb COFFEE Try a pound and yo will use no oth- eriBlllBflIDLE AS THE PIKE OPENS EVEB Gay and Picturesque Procession t of People of Many Nations Mlle and a Half Parade uf the Great eat Conglomeration of Amn meats Ever Gathered TOletlaerTli On the afternoon of the thirtieth day April next there will be a spectacle a certain mile and a half strip of ground in the western edge of SL Louis such as the world never saw before The Pike will celebrate its opening It that afternoon The rest of the greatAI Worlds Fair will have had Its open ceremonies in the morning and Auaftermr center of attraction Director of Concessions Norris B Gregg and the members of the Conces sionaires Association are now arrang ing a programme for that event They are not divulging the details but It Is understood that a grand parade of all Pike features that live and move will Ay the piece de resistance of the celebration There are parades and parades i but this one will be different There will be camels in lloh yes and elephants but the human element Thy will be the really interesting thing Occident and Orient will be represent and the isles of the seas In the long procession that will swing up and down the great street of concessions there will be Turks Egyptians Arabs Persians Hindoos Filipinos Spaniards Siamese Core ans Japanese Chinese and representatives of other races too numerous to mentionall in their picturesque natblive costumesRIQueer musical Instruments will furSt1 nlsh marching melodies Some of theUE Orientals will dance along in their peculiar styles The howling Dervish will howl the whirling Dervish will whirl and altogether It will be a howl Ing and whirling atralrseThere will be in line Jews Gentiles and Moslems from JerusalemhunbE dreds and hundreds of them Dancing girls from the variety theaters ofagay Seville yes and from the hilarious halls of gayer Paris will be there Beauties stunning beauties from ci many European and Oriental nationsjj will lend the charm of their faces andTfigures and their picturesque costumes to the aggregation Arab horses Barabary steeds sacred cows tailless cats and hairless dogs will figure in the parade And all along the way the thousands of spectators will enter into the spirit l of international gayety humming and singing such familiar ballads as She of Never Saw the Streets of Cairo Therell Be a Hot Time In the Old Town ToNight and the like For the opening of The Pike the worlds greatest amusement boulevard will inaugurate a season of conglomerated gayeties such as tho sons and daugh jly ters of mirth never knew before this eventful year of 1901 No doubt that old gag Its the warmest show that ever came down the pike will tape on a new and is more intimate meaning There are of already built and in course of con struction on The Pike thirtyfive Important concession enterprises begin ning with the Tyrolean Alps and village of the Tyrol at one end andl leading to an elevenacre reproduction of the city of Jerusalem at the other end which is nearly a mile and a half away The Pike is in the shape of theI capital letter L the vertical strokeI being a mile long The angle of thet L accommodates the Naval Exhibit the Galveston Flood and Holes Fire Fighters Jerusalem Is at the farther end of the horizontal part of the Lu All along this thoroughfare on both sides are the immense buildings nf picturesque and odd construction that house the concession shows On the opening day The Pike will be ga with flags and bunting and for jus been months thereafter it promise- to be the most interesting amusement district ever created VICTORIAS JUBILEE GIFTS The Treaaared Trinkets Have Already Arrived at the World pair at St Lola The following are some of Queen Victorias jubilee presents which have been received at the Worlds Fair to exhibitionA casket from the Island of Trinidad containing an address to the queen commemorating her majestys jubilee and the anniversary of the occupation of the Island of Trinidad b English troops In 1797 Casket of satin wood highly decorated with gold flowers from Jamaica Inside are ada dresses and signatures of citizen- Caskets containing addresses from Indian communities The boxes are richly inlaid with silver and gold A tiger skull sent to th queen from India In one of the eyes Is a clock in the other a thermomter both mounted under magnifying lenses The lower jaw contains an Inkstand All the mountings are of gold Hans ing lamp worked in chased bronze of a deep color a present from one of th small states of India from the Maharajah of Travancore Two huge ivo tusks set as vases and decorated with gold Between them is Lukshlre the Goddess of Prosperity The tusks a- Isupported by two elephants heads I black ebony This ornament viva over four feet high 5000Ou0 theenUre Exposition I IAI I Complete Hospital I perfectly equipped presided over by a corps of physicians and trained nurses is a feature of the Mod V l tfHt mta ilia4 World Lit BELIEVE ME AFFECTIONATELY Tire above is YounsII epistletothefollowing frieudYour 1CanoerAndHeTTpledgeThis 1 repaidAndEver believe you true I will gageThisgoneStillpageByshall my prized companion be riseThisneed I say believe ME truet l strungPhis halfOfbelongHow wallsToownHowearHowtill this weary life is done Though we again may never meet Lets not forget the bygone days That like a dream passed swift and sweetSti111etfaith in me again renew pleadAndOPTIMIST For Keller heads The following from au exchange eo aptly fits the condition of affairs here that it is given A well defined plan of road making is only way to got satisfactory results building has been carried on in a haphazard way that no perma benefits have been gained and the only feasible method is to employ com petent experienced men to superintend- the work of construction We are not casting reflections upon any road over but it is impossible for rasa to know how to act intelligently upon n subject upon which they have never trained The day of doing things unscientifically in past and while there nd while there is no lute that can be framed but that will work hardships on some portions of society all advanced byigoronsreate t good to the greatest number ire question of proper highways is of more vital interest to our people than ny issue before the public To ugi tote a question and get up a unity of purpose is the forerunner of surreal and the county paper is the medium through which peoples wants should be advocated What the people want and want bad enough to make a determined effort to get if it is within thA bounds possibility they can get The road question is not u party matter and it isII the cheapest demagogism to insert pol tics into the subject I MOKE KIOTS Disturbances of strikers are not nea as grave as an individual disorder the system Overwork loss of sleep nervous tension will always be follow j ed by utter collapse unless a reliabli remedy is immediately employed Then nothing so eillcient to cure disorders the liver tr kidneys ILi LM efleCtjj fete Its a wonderful tonic uud ice nervine and the greatest all round medicine for run down systems It dispels nervousness rheumatism and germslall druggists Tornado at Union City A tornado swept the eastern portion of Union City about one oclock Tues day destroying a number of buildings and unroofing dwellings The path C fideftruction was from southwest to northeast and about 200 yards wide A terrific wind accompanied by blinding sheets of rain lasted about fifteen min utes unroofet1 alsunroofed and the rear portion of t soc house was demolished The restdeu of Richard Pnrsely and J B Horse1N were blown from their foundations ant completely wrecked More than a doz en barns and outhouses were complete r NTalkerW N Shivers Mrs Arnu and t greenhouse of the Union City FIo n company were seriously damaged II T Robinson and W N Skive tornurdo insurance one was injuredii though in the Purvoly residence four persons were in as many rooms wh the house was wrecked All long dis lance telephone connections are broken and it is impossible to get Inews from country districts It is it possible to estimate the property loss dREAD THIS Richmond Ky Feb 9 llKH eDr E W Hall St Louis SIDDe Sir I have used one bottle of the To as wends Halls Great Discovery f kidney and bladder trouble 1weigh ed 150 pounds when I began using it today I weigh 17G pounds and I feel better than I have in twenty years and- o I cheerfully recommend it to the pub lic Respectfully RiddleYA TEXAS WONDER wreder Discovery cures all tcmovesIssions weak and lame backs rheum tism and all irregularities of the kid ngHeys and bladder in both men and women regulates bladder troubles in the druggittreatLdat a cure Dr E W Hall sole manufacturer O Box 629 St Louis Mo Seed for testimonials Sold by all druggists c ALFRED G12J452EIecord 219iThis great sire belongs to a trotting family that is second to none He is a prov- en sire of fast same and levelheaded race horses He breeds large and strong Al fren G is a rich brown horse in color 10 3 hands high weighs 1150 pounds a perfect feet individual and with the best of disposition He is the sire of a21 with records from 207 to 250 In his list are the name of some of the greatest horses known to the harness horse world Alfred G will make season of 1904 at my Oakwood Farm 3k miles east of Hickman Ky on the State road at the low price of X25 to insure foal Cash with service Money refunded if mare does not get with foal E3A1JI A IYHandy Autlyisi a hay horse eight 8 years old sixteen Hi hands high anti weighs twelve Hundred 12UO pounds lie is a perfect individual witl line disposition There is nowhere to he found a bettor combined saddle and harness horse than llandy Andyr To see him is to want one of his colts Terms ten dollars 10 to insure Handy Andy will make the season of 1104 at my Oakwood Farm three anti a half mles east of Hiekman Ky AMERICAN ECLIPSE NO 405 American Eclipse is a registered black jack with white points He is by IMPORTED 01RE130 This Jack was said by some of the best jack men of Middle Tennessee to have keen the best jack that had ever been in Middle Tennessee for years lie took the premium at Pulaski Penn over a field of 02 jacks American Eclipse is a perfect individual 153 hands high under the standard and weighs 1150 pounds Ho hats a fine head ear bone and muscle He pleases all who see him American Eclipse will make the season of 1001 at my Oakwood Farm three and a half miles east of Hickman Ivy on the State road Terms 10 to insure mares 20 to insure jennets Correspondence Solicited Pedigrees on Application BA TYLER Propt =ru i eahi lmimdJ81 eu E nIi dJ- R rrJrf1 l 1If R KYso I it eII I Buy Cotton seedIneal and t0raIIIlS slInesacks which makes them easy handlesnti titheni I I i j- i If yui want COTTONSEED for plant someapoundsor RICHMONDBOND COI HICKMAN KY ouL1 hiplMg Tramps Policemen at Fnlton cooperating with special ollicH of the Illinois Cen tral railroad havl natJJ rated u plan for ridding that ton of tramps and va greats Wednediy evening three bums were fouu in a freight car they were loakedpp over night and Ptn the following iorn ing were taken out and soundly v pried in turn nnd o dered River tq Vetu to irepltont Toe t I i officers say they propose hereafter toi i I lunoIwhips Carnicaa Seed Potatoes iOldJcrr Arkansasi Texas Louisiana choaphomes15 per acre grows corn grassesfruits Stock ranges 10 months in the year Southeast Missouri Arkansas Louisiana and Texas are full of opportunities the climate is mild the soil is rich the lands are cheap Low Homeseekers rates theIfirst and third Tuesdays For descriptive literature maps and excursion rates write to W C PEELER D P A COTrox UELT MEMPHIS TESJf OR E W LABEAUME G p Jk T A COTTON BELT ST LOUIS MO Jm w RONEY LAWYER Hickman KV Settlements and divisions of estates rI Office iin Fryhi Powell CaVnarj V tiir LOCAL AND PERSONAL I dJIIWS L Dodds returned to L larkedale- Mfrs Buy your Mattings and Carpets from Ellisons and get BoJaiTfaUing Stamps Maiden Spradlln spent Snnday in Union City Buy your Millinfiry from Ellisons and get Gold Trading Stamps Misses Georgia and Maud Cusiok of the county visited their aunt Mrs Kate Witting Saturday It Buy your Shoes and Slippers at El peons and get Gold Trading Stamps Judae Nuylor returned home lost da alter a ten days visit to his FrII Cayce I ftHiiv oar Dry Goods at El isous und getiGoia Trading Stamps Croup Instantly relieved Dr Thorn Nourfi Mrs lope Herring returned to her home at Union City Tuesday after at weeks4 visit to her daughter Mrs T 1 wayue Buy your Boys Shoes at Ellisons and get old Trading Stumps Dr Woods Norway Pine Syrup seem especially adapted to the needs of tin children pleasant to take soothing ii its influence It is the fremedyf of dll otthrQuL1II1tJuug= Buy your Boys Haft at Ellison auo get Gosdradiug Stumpss r Itortcapuingentlemen are connected with the tran sfer business at Union City They dt not know whether any change is cot t or nOt rIP Buy your Pants from Ellisons an get Gold Trading Stumps Hirers CavitWtlsepgbpuiuryuungdr- clerk for the firm of Helm Ellison has been eon fined several days with ai attack of roseola The ailment iis t callocrost afectf arms ct neck and hands It ll Sot dautorouf J but extremely uncomfortable Buy your Boys Suit from and get Gold Trading Stumps t town4flot that the transfer boats jverejto resume their trips to Hickman was found to bit without foundation No arrangements have yet been made for the continuous running of these boats between Belmont mud but it Is beheved that contracts w soon pet made to that effecttrIn the mostreliable circlei it iis the opinion that the transfer business has gone for good YcII VJ I Buy 3 our Shirts from Ellisons and get Gold Trading Stamps I to the inclemency of the 70Winglast Sunday the open air COD by the Hickman nd was postponed until East er Sunday The bo1 s are doing sot hard studying and practicing and- sbecoming very proficient musician They have made few calls upon the Docket books ofour cites ens during their existence as a blind and are worthy oi liberal donations during the Easter concert The proceeds will go towards buying uniforms for the members who have recently been added gelGget t Claude Walker woof to Loulsyttle Tuesday on business The sun rises tnduy at 56 and sets at UJ 1- 8Buyour Hoas and Rakes at Ellisons nail got God Trading Stumps Mrs T A Leatord has entirely rooov ered from her recent attack of measles Buy your Fresh Meats at I31Kscus and get Gold Trading Stamps Simon Smutherrnnn is in Lnxora Ark visiting his brothers Buy your Groceries at Ellisons and got Gold Trading StumpsanJeweler Charles G Schlenker went to Nashville on business Wedne day morning returning the same night Buy your Underwear at Ellisons and got Gold Trading Stamps Mr McClure a prominent farmer soil citizen of Clinton was in tho oiLy Wednesday ou business Buy your Tinware at KHisoiis and gohcJolu Tnidiug Stumps Mrs G W Boole him been indisposed for sflvorul days butt is souiewlmtt improved now gocold1 Mrs S M Hubbunl was the guest ol aer brother W K Hull of Fulton thU seek From Fulton she went to Arlington to visit other relatives Buy your IIUrneaB at Ellisons coil got loin Traduiff Staini Mrs Jerry Malone hUB recovered lulllcloutly to be up She is somowh voak yam but her treiigth is gradually 1starring Buy your Range at Ellisons ami got iuld Trading Stamps Dr S II Davidson lust woek old to lissea Bottle and Allie Dodds the dsenseand lot on Moultoti stroet knowni s the llunzioker property The resii leuce iis now being occupied by O It utauvls and wife but tho ladies inland 0 use it themselves flay your Disho itt Ellisons and got lold Tniditig1 Stamps Albert Knoerr and wife are in town ohms week visiting the family of John iuoerr Albert is an old Ilickmau boy veil known hero but has been a re istent of Dsering Mo for tho past li loars About ton days ago ho led ho altar ono of that towns most charming young ladies ahd his visit hero iis n part of the bridal tour His ninny friends hero wish him a Jong and happy life andsTrailing Stamps iiiUr J M Hubbunl this week qualified as the guardian of the child and admin- Istrator of the estate of Koduey Barker deceased Mr Darker who recently died in Texas and whose remains were brought here for burial was born a reared in the bottoms below town and was a well known and highly esteemed young man lIe had many Erin ndsin among our host citizens who sincerely sympathize with the grief stricken wi lossnrareBuy your Sewing Machines at Elli sons and got Gold Trading Stamps Johnny Pyle Postmaster Stephens ableand affable assistant is report to be down with the measles Otis Townsend is presiding at the general delivery window during Johnnies en forced absence soWASTEDGood i safetytadmes by Faultless Spring Fashionstar eGInternationalarmworklWlnflWhlp Celege and Clubmen everywhere are simply enthusiastic in their praise of arUtoaeuure garments from fTHE INTERNATIQNAL TAILORING CO New York st i TTe talte the Bl0L8Ure they make the garments An ChicasoIIOB each garment means a guarantee of fij and satisfaction We I L assortment of over five hundred Spring and Summer styles I E theta over = ta I H C AMBERGI tENT Rid of Bootleggers Deputy United States Marshal Hub bard arrived in town Monday night coil Tuesday morning took Frank Lambert alias White to Paduoah to answer to charge of Selling liquor without gov onrtHrsTie departure of Lambert clewis tho county jail of bootlog Brs he being the last of 11who sentencestherefull the boot legging business was a flourishing one In LdBarry began a war of extermination the result of which hUll been most gratifying to the law abiding citl eiis Atotie time beingboordodcounty at Uncle hotel but we are pleased to say that all have departed for other regions Most them chargesinwells the two h Ho1liers coil Lambert trust make their pence with the Federal court Liudo Murphy is serving out fines of SHOO in the Clinton jail Parry coil Huuilot are lndtthe others w knowsherethat IB now a single Bootlegs in those parts If there is our he IS keeping mighty quiet which is well for him otherwise he will go to join the rest The Common Order of Worslilii The following order niiauatadopted by tho joint cotumiss ioua of tho MethodistJ Episcopal church and of the Methodist KpiScopul1 south at their meeting in Penn February 241001- OK H OF WORSHIP Let all our services begin exactly tat the tints appointed and let all our kneel cuteriusanctuarytVoluntary instrumental or TO cab1 j hymDalt standingIII reciteddt by standingI AhnightJIakeriii tins Christ his only Sou our Lord i who was conceived by the Holy Ghost Iw siof tho Virgin Mary suffered uud Pontius Pilate auvuguitodu and bitteth at the right hand of God the Fathor AlmigHty front thence 1 + hall conic to judgo the quick aud ti dead holyentfiolic theresateverlastingj theLordsl by kueelingJVVI Lesson from the Old Tuiiuent which if from the Psalms may be read responsively idII patriGlory and to the Son and to the Holy Guest nsit was the beginning is now und ever shall be world without end Aaiuuj Testad mentIX Notices followed by collection during or after which mabehymnmilsstandingXI edIkneelingXIIIHymnal the people standing ApostolicBenediction Those numbers OpttionalTula order of worship will be observ Sunday ially equested to bo possibleof worship with him The pastor will preach on Acts 18 SOX KESIDBXTJAIV AMENDED The bill introduced by Lnby Har huntingfeeas heretofore was sign d by Governor Beckham on timeItthe Courier explained its purport As a law it will prove of considerable benefit to Hick man and to the people of all parts of this county in particular adesireReelfootLakegame law pro viUes that its officers shall exact from nonresidents the same fee as is exact ed by their respective states of non residents chl1rged a Leo of 825 for the herborderscharge Kentuckians S25 for the privilege of hunting within her borders Nhnrods from states that charge no nonresident hunt lug fee are allowed to hunt at will with out cost in Tennessee The reduction of our fee therefore from 325 to 50 cents means that hereafter Tennessee can charge centslteelfotttdoubt derive a great benelit ofthuutersduring the heretoforebeen oftheA jail delivery was narrowly averted at bray Held Tuesday Severe uegroesmadeDeputTailorshotBoyd other named slightlywounded liar FOR SALE Timothy clover or jnjxed hay for sale byayea t E = i H h Announcement JRJM CBONDURANT SON OAN GENERAL INSURANCE AND REAL ESTATE GENTSWe lijjve an unlimited amount of money t loan on well improved farm lauds in 1 Fulton cotinty hoil time interestlong at a very low rate of t i GENERAL INSURANCE iJViG reprPH fiItb healthtnnI property a specialty t LIFE INSURANCE We theoldestworldSeelifee tJ t t REAL ESTATE We and sell real 1 lookaftexcellel1tlacilitieser lands stores twills manufactories and all kinds otbnsiness establishments situated in any town orcity throughout the south and west Any business entrusted willleccaIlreciatiolltr1 F rtoe OFFICE OVER LEDFORD i RANDLE I HICKMAN KY INII OFFICEII I I L- 5O00000iM ofLiONWe are going to be more liberal than ever in 1904 to users of Lion Coffee Not only will theLionHeads cut from the packages be good as heretofore for the valuable premiums wehave always given our customers but In Addition to the Regular Free Premiumsthe same LionHeads will entitle willmakecan send In as many estimates as desired There will be TWO CREAT CONTESTSThe first contest will be on the July 4th attendance at the St LouIs Worlds Fair the second relates to TotalVote For President to bocrrt Nov 8 1904 2000000 will be distributed in each of these contests making 4000000 on the two and to make it still more interesting in addition to this amount we will give a Grand First D yCtothe one who is nearest correct on both and thus your estimates have twoL opportunities of winningabig cash prize wt Five LionMeads cut from Lion Coffee Packages and a 2 cent stamp entitle you j in addition to the regular free premiums to one vote in either contest VYIJiSLtJ 7 AUI COrlTE3TI LeulsvZ1fZJFor panys office Toledo Ohio on or before June 30tn 10fH wo viil give first prize for the nearest correct estimate second prize to the next nearest etc etc as follows 1 First Prizeoooo S25OOOO 1 Second Prize lOOOOO lOOOOOC10 Prizes 10000 10000020 Prizes fiOOOto loooooCO Prizes 2000 1000002GO Prizes 1000to 26OOOO 18OO Prlzas COO OOOOOO 2139 PRIzi1C TOTAL 82006000 Printed blanks to vote on found in every Lion Coffee Pack age The 2 cent stamp covers the expense of our acknowledgment to you that your es timateis recorded PRESIDENTIAL VOTE CONTEST What will be the total Popular Vote cut for President rote laJOOelectioD 0Oncorrect1 Jlrn Prize oo S250OOO1 Second hleoo 100000Prizes60000 100000G10 Prizes 10000 II 10000020 Prizes 6000II 10000050 Prizes 2OOO 4I 100000 260000lUOO213 PRIZES OlAL 1200nnnn 4279DlstriwuSdi SIIIto Grocers marks SOl puHculan to LION COFfEE cuss mikler a rnRd total if Zf000ffl COMPLETE DETAILED PARTICULARS IN EVERY PACKAGE OF LION COFFEEWOOL80N SPICE CO CONTEST DEPT TOUtOO OHIO I i