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PARIS, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, SERTEMBEH 1, 1914.
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Attempt to Lynch Negro Is
Resisted By jailer Jos.
PARIS PEOPLE AT THE
KENTUCKY SUMMER RESORTS
Alleged Negro Assailant of
White Woman Badly
t a hproic effort to save the life of
a negro prisoner, who had been plac
ed m his care a short time previous,
Jailer Joseph Farris, at about 3
o'clock, Saturday morning, put to
rout a mob of about twenty-five men
after killing one and perhaps badly
At 11:30 o'clock Friday night,
Beverly Johnsona negro, claiming
u have been from Illinois, who had
previously been employed as a labor
er on the Louisville & Nasliville rail
road, entered the home of Mr. Henry
Meade, an engineer on the Frankfort
& Cincinnati railroad, living on South
Main street, and attacked Mrs.
Meade, who, with her daughter, was
asleep. Mr. Meade was awakened
by the screams of his wife, and jump
ing from his bed, grabbled with the
negro, wrestling a hatchet from his
grasp, and striking him a number of
times on the head, rendering him un
conscious. Mr. Meade telephoned for the po
lice, his wife and daughter in the
meantime standing suard over the
negro, who showed signs of returning
consciousness. Acting Chief of Po
lice Geo. Judy and Patrolmen King
and Elgin responded, and took the
negro, badly wounded and bleeding,
to the jail, where h was received by
jailer Farris, and given medical at
tention. About 2:30 o'clock Jailer Farris
was called to his office door, and on
opening it found a crowd of men
-wsich he roughly estimated to be
-1ebout twenty-fiver standing -on the
Dorch and in the street. They wore
handkerchiefs over the lower parts of
their faces, and some had their faces
Dlackened. Their leader came to the
coor and demanded z'ae keys. Mr.
Harris refused the demand, and the
closest of the men grabbled with him
3 an effort to secure tneni. .Mr.
Harris put up a strong fight, and was
Knocked down and oadly bruised. He
succeeded in fighting the men on,
hn one of them pointed a pistol in
qjs face. Mr. Ferris grasped the
weapon, just as the trigger was pull
1, the hammer lacerating his thumb
Mrs. Farris, wife of the Jailer, held
-e mob at bay for lew minutes un
:il she could place a revolver in her
- jsband's hands. By this time the
-10b was beating and kicking the 3ail
r who was on the floor. With his
eft hand Jailer Farris fired, the shot
-Tiking Eugene Houston in the right
ae and passing entirely through the
body. He ran a short distance and
eil dead. The jailer fired again, and
.another man fell, but was picked up
jy his companions and taken away.
The mob scattered in every direc
tion The wounded man either made
lis way to the nearoy bridge or was
carried there, and was later found
ire dead and stripped 01 uis um
iDn. Jailer Farris fired three shots
sad thinks another man was hit, as
slood stains were found on the street
The dead man was Eugene R. Hous
ton, who was night foreman of the
-witching crew in the south yards,
and who lived in Millersburg. He
9ras familiarly known as "Old Timer,
.be title being given him on account
of his long service in the employe ot
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His body was taken to the undertak
es establishment of G. W. Davis and
prepared for burial. It was taken to
ms home Saturday afternoon and was
o-jried in Carlisle, Sunday.
Houston is survived by his wife
aad one daughter, Mrs. insKo.
He is about 65 years of age, and had
niiherto borne a good reputation. He
sad Jailer Farris were both members
of the same lodge of Odd Fellows.
Jailer Farris feels deeply the result
c: the affair, but he is being upheld
Dy the entire community for his ne
roism and devotion to duty.
It is said that the authorities have
a clew to the identity of the other
member of the mob who was wounded
and that it is likely some interesting
deveiopments will follow.
A Paris businessman, in comment
.ne on the affair, said to the News re
porter: "Some time ago when a
?oung white man of this city was ar
rested and jailed on a charge of at
tempted assault, the same man,
-ouston, who was killed, came to me
aad suggested the formation of a mob
-0 take the young fellow out and
lynch Mm. I refused, of course, to
"become a party to the affair, and lie
aeparted with the remark: Well, 111
get ,himmyslt""I told hinTas he
vent away, 'Oil jmkn, you had "better
Oil Springs seems to be the favorite
summer resort with Paris people
lately. The Oil Springs correspond
ence in the Sunday zexington Herald
"Miss Margaret Ardery, of Paris,
went home Friday to attend the
dance. She returned Saturday for
an indefinite period."
"Dr. D. S. Henry and Mrs. Henry
and their two children, with Mrs. W.
C Dodson. of Paris, motored over to
Oil Springs, where they will spend a
week or more.
"Miss Grace Donaldson, ' of the
First National Bank, of Paris, is
snendins her vacation at Oil SDrines.
Her kindly interest in everything and
everybody has mAde ner many
friends and admirers."
"The 'tacky' party was followed by
a mock wedding. The bride was Miss
Grace Donaldson, of Paris, and the
groom was L. Huls, of Clark county.
The wedding was interrupted by the
demand of the justice to be kissed by
the bride. The bride's bouquet was
caught by Miss Sally A. Whaley, of
Paris, which seemed to those present
to be a very appropriate tribute to
this lovely and popular young lady."
"Recent guests from Paris' were:
Mr. John Wiggins, Mr. Frank Buch
anan, Mr. Forrest Buchanan, Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Bryan, Mrs. S. S. Ardery,
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Redmon, Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. Wallen, and Dr. P.
Among the recent arrivals at Crab
Orchard Springs were Mr. and Mrs.
Walter Martin, Fred Batterton and
Owen Gibson, of Paris.
"WE KNOW HOW"
The Czar's Forces Said to
Have Penetrated the En-
War News From Various
Sources of the Stricken
Miss Mabel Robbins, County Super
intendent of Schools, has arranged
for co-operation with .the State Tu
berculosis Commission at the insti
tute to-day. Mr. James P. Faulkner,
who has done remarkable educational
work in Kentucky for years, will
speak before tle institute at 1:30 p.
m. to-day on "Health by Indirection."
The general public is invited to hear
The refitted Health Exhibit car will
be open all this afternoon at the rail
road station, the exhibits being ex
plained by Mr. Robert Faulkner and
Mrs. Harriett P. Minaker, the Paris
visiting nurse. From this attractive
nnd interesting display of pictures,
models and selective devices the es
sential facts about .-onsumption ana
other preventable diseases may be
Mr. Roy L. French, Secretary of
the Kentucky Tuberculosis Commis
sion, was in Paris, Friday, to arrange
for a -health talk before the insti
tute to-day, and to inspect the work
of Mrs. Minaker, the visiting nurse,
who was bsought to Paris on Mr.
Dan. Roche, Jr.,attempted suicide
yesterdav afternoon :n the Lykins
restaurant on Tent street by shoot
ing himself with a "32 caliber revolver.
The bullet passed through the nius-
Hpc nf the unner chest, innicung a
painful though not dangerous wound.
He will be out in a day or so. Young
Rouche had been employed in the
Lvkins restaurant for some time.
No reason for the attempt was as
signed. He was taken to the Massie
Memorial Hospoital where his wounab
LONDON, ENGLAND, Aug. 30. A
Paris dispatch to the Exchange Tel
egram Company says:
"A German aviator flaw over Paris
this afternoon and dropped five
bombs which fell in the most popu
lous quarter of the city. In one case
two women were wounded. One bomb
flew in front of the shop of a baker
and wine merchant in the Rue Al
bouy, two on the Qual De Valmy, one
of which did not explode, while the
other struck the wall 'of the Night
Refugee behind St. Ivlary's Hospital.
Two others dropped in the Rue Ric
ollet and the Rue Marcin, neither of
which exploded. The aviator, who
was Leiutenant Von Heidssen, drop
ped manifestos on which was writ
ten: 'The German army is at the
gates of Paris. You can do nothing
but surrender.' "
ANTHENS, Aug. 28. It is stated
on good authority that the Italian
Government has ordered the general
staff to be ready for action within
the next few days. Bulgarian vandals
have entered Servian territory at
Strumisa and destroyed part of a
railway. Another band entered Dor
yan and destroyed two villages.
LONDON, Aug. 29. A dispatch to
the Exchange Telegraph Company
trom Rome says that a dispatch re
ceived from Vienna states that Aus
trm hns declared war on Belgium
The American Minister in" Belgium
has been asked to take charge of
Austrian interests there.
PARISIANS IN VENICE.
Look at Winters' prices before buy
inganything nice in his line 25 per
cent off $1.00. Ctf)
OPENING OF PREPAR
Mrs. Fanniebelle Sutherland's
school will open on Monday, Septem
ber 7, 1914. Number of pupils limited.
In a letter to Mrs. i5wift Champ,
dated Venice, Aug. 4, Mrs. Jas.
Thompson stated that their party had
just began to hear of the war in Eu
rope and a few days later they be
gan to feel its effects. She said
that, as they could tot read the pa
pers or understand the language they
were practically isolated from the
world, and could get no tidings of the
condition of affairs on the Continent.
What news they could get was very
meager. They were hemmed in with
very poor prospects of getting out.
The situation, as she expressed it,
was terrible. In a previous letter Mr.
Thompson stated their party would
stav on. even though others were
leaving, and Mrs. Thompson in her
letter stated "now ney had stayed
too long and just couldn't get' away."
No further detail were given.
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buy in a suit. He can wear a Blue Serge Suit in
the summer or winter, either flight or day. Our
stock of Blue Serges cannot be equaled anywhere
for style, quality and price. Blue Serges that will
stand the wear snd hold their color.
' Prices Range From
$10 to $35
Come in and inspect our line before you buy.
Mitchell & Blakemore,
The Store for Men's Styles Paris, Kentucky 'ft
The recent purchase of the drug
business of Clarke & Co., by Messrs.
Fayette and Sidney B. Ardery, Jr.,
will bring into busineste circles of
Paris two popular and successful bus
The senior member of the new firm,
Mr. Fayette Ardery, is well and fa
vorably known to the business inter
ests of Paris, having for the past five
years been connected with the De
posit Bank of Paris as general book
keeper. He is a graduate of the class
of 1909 of the Georgetown College,
and has made an enviable record as
a business man.
His brother, Mr. Sidney S. Ardery,
Jr., will be connected in the pharmacy
department under Dr. Uppington.
He graduated last June as President
of the senior class or Central Uni
versity, with scientific degree, and
specialising in chemistry. He will
continue his studies in pharmacy
with Dr. Uppington,
Both young men are thoroughly
capable and will command the confi
dence and patronage of the purchas
go slow, you'll go down there some
day and never come back alive.' And
the "prophecy came true on last
Saturday morning. It came to my
mind with startling force as soon as
I heard of the affair at the jail."
Another story that is told in con
nection with the earlier happenings of
the night. It Is related that tne ne
gro Johnson, in company with an itin
erant unbrella mender, visited a sa
loon in tne neignDomuuu ui uie u. o&
N. depot, where the umbrella mender
was given a half-pint bottle of Chick
en Cock Whisky in exchange for the
work he did on an umbrella. The
man later on in the night came into
the saloon and informed the porter
that the negro had knocked lim down
and robbed him of his pocket book,
two dollars in money and his whisky.
Johnson disappeared, and the half-
pint bottle that was tound on tne
porch of the Meade nome bore a
Chicken Cock label.
Coroner Rudolph Davis impanelled
a jury and held an inquest at the
court house yesterday morning. Af
ter hearing the testim'ony of witness
es the jury rendered the following
"We, the jury, find that E. R. Hous
ton came to his death from a pistol
shot by the hand of Jos. Farris, Jailer
of Bourbon County, in the discharge
of his duty in protecting a prisoner
from mob violence -ana we nna that
he was perfectly justified in the
FRANK P. LOWRY, Foreman.
H. M. COLLINS,
A. J. FEE,
w JOHN W: YERKES,
' GEO. W. STUART." 4 -
At the hour of going' to press the
negro Johnson, was unconscious, and
Would, probably not Jive through the
All summer goods in our store at
cost if bought now.
NEW DRUG FIRM.
SCHOOL OFFICERS ELECTED
A new firm, consisting of Mr. Fay
ette Ardery and Mr. Sidney S. Ar
dery, Jr., and known as the Ardery
Drug Co., will take over the stock
and fixtures of the Clarke & Co.
store, Saturday, Sept. 5th, and will
continue the business at this old es
The Clarke & Co. slock of goods
has been pronounced one of tlie most
complete and up-to-date drug stores
in Central Kentucky, while tne oia
management has won an enviable rep
utation for reliability and safe, con
servative business principles.
The new management will endeav
or to conduct the business along the
same lines, and merit the good will
so long accorded Clarce & Co. Dr.
P. H. Uppington, who for the past
eleven years, has worked with Dr.
Clarke, as pharmacist, has contract
ed with the new firm and will be in
charge of the prescription depart
ment, guarantees to the public, the
same accurate and efficient service.
tvip stonk of sundries will be Jcept up
to its old standard of variety and
completeness, there being a few lines
that will be improved and enlarged.
The Ardery Drug Co. extends to the
public in general, a cordial invita
tion to visit this store, and inspect
the goods and the service. (It)
The County Board of Education
met Saturday at the office of Miss
Robbins, County Superintendent, and
among other business transacted, the
following officers were elected from
the trustees: In Division No. 1, D.
O Lisle, chairman, Allison Barlow,
secretary; Division No. 2, Thos. Pad
gett, chairman, George Moreland, sec
retary; Division No. 3, Thos. Current,
chairman, Letton Vimont, secretary;
Division No. 4, Mrs. J,. D. Ockerman,
chairman, Mrs. Albert Mitchell, sec
retary; Division No. 5, John Tanner,
chairman; Division No. 6, J. F. Ing-
els, chairman, Joe Jacoby, secretary.
A. P. Adair was elected trustee of
the Houston School, Gant Galloway,
of the Ford's Mill School, Horace
Purdy, of the Purdy School, and
Hume Payne, of the Stony Point
School. Miss Martha Viley was elect
ed teacher of the Hill School, Miss
Velva Hill, Colville; Miss Mary Cal
nan, Stony Point, and Miss Minerva
Neal, Ruddles Mills. The schools
will open September 7th.
In All Lines.
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finest .you ever saw.' On ice fat all
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The Presbytery of Ebenezer will
convene in this city to-night at the
Furstt Presbytetf an 'jChurch at 7:30
o'clock. The opening sermon will be
preached by the retiring Moderator,
Rev. R. M. Caldwell. Communion of
the Lord's Supper will be observed
to-morrow,' Wednesday, at 11 o'clock.
The sermon will be preached by Rev.
Anton V. Hulst, of Carlisle. Pop
ular meeting Wednesday nightin the
interest of Home Missions and Pres
byterial Evangelism. Judge Thos. D.
Theobald, of Grayson, Ky., ana Kev.
Thos. H. Atkinson, our Presbyterial"
Evangelist, will speak at this meet
ing. The public cordially invited to
atend all these meetings. - ,-"
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