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PARIS, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 1918
COUNCIL OF DEFENSE CALLS AT
TENTION TO VAGRANT LAW
Mr. Arthur B. Hancock, 'of Paris,
County Chairman of the Council of
Defense, has received the following
letter from the headquarters of the
State Council of Defense, at Louis
Tille, calling attention to the en
forcement of the vagrancy law,
which was enacted at the last session
of the Legislature. The letter fol
"Louisville, Ky., June 4, 1918.
"Mr. A. B. Hancock, County Chair
man Bourbon County Council of
"At the last meeting the Kentucky
Council of Defense instructed me to
call your attention to the Vagrancy
Law, passed by the Kentucky Legis
lature at its last session, and to re
quest you to urge your County Attor
ney to enforce this law, which makes
it a crime for 'any able-bodied male
resident of this State, between the
ages of sixteen and sixty, except
bona fide students during school
term' to fail or refuse 'to regularly
and steadily engage for, at least,
thirty-six hours per week in some
lawfuland recognized business, pro
fession, occupation, or employment,
whereby he jmay contribute to the
support of himself, and those legally
dependent upon him,' and prescribes
severe penalty for the offense thus
"Please see your County Attorney
at once, and urge him to have this
law enforced. The published acts of
tie Legislature of the last session
will be issued within a few days, and
through them the County Attorney
will have access to the Vagrancy
Law. Give such publicity to this
law as you think wise.
"EDWARD W. HINES,
"Chairman Kentucky Council of Defense.
SERVICE IS THE SOLUTION
Of how to economize in clothes.
Buy clothes that wear ours wear be
cause they are all wool $18 to $40.
J. W. DAVIS & CO.
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PUBLIC SALE OF SEVENTH ST.
Having decided to leave Paris, I
offer at public auction my residence
on Seventh street. Sale Saturday at
2 p. m., June 15. Practically new
frame house with 8 rooms, pantry,
bath complete, gas and water, yard,
garden, fruit trees, etc. Lot 60x305
For particulars, see Harris &
(7-14) T. A. HENDRICKS.
FRANK & CO.
JUST ARRIVED lv ;
cA NEW LINE OF
Caps and Shoes
BELTS, HAND BAGS
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NINETY-SIX YOUNG MEN
REGISTERED HERE WEDNESDAY.
Under the provisions -of the order
of Provost-Marshal General Crow
der requiring the registration of all
young men who have attained their
legal majority since June 5, 1917,
ninety-six young men of Paris and
Bourbon County registered at the of
fice of County Clerk Pearce Paton, in
the court house Wednesday.
The work of registration was car
ried on under the auspices of the
Bourbon County Board of Exemption,
composed of Chairman C. A. McMil
lan, Dr. Silas Evans and County
Clerk Paton. The registration was
a very quiet and orderly affair, the
young men appreciating the gravity
of the situation, and the importance
of the step they were taking. Those
who registered were for the greater
part residents of the city; with a scat
tering number from the county.
While the act of Congress requires
the young men who registered Wed
nesday to be placed at the bottom of
tfce class to which they are assigned
many of them will soon be called to
the colors, as the repuisition upon
the Governors will exhaust the first
class in some States. Registra
tion days for men becoming twenty
one years of age will be probably
held every three months hereafter.
K. OF P. OFFICERS.
At the recent meeting of the K.
of P. Lodge the following officers
were elected for the ensuing year:
Chancellor Commander, Thos. M.
Funk; Vfce Chancellor, George Til
lett; Prelate, Dr. W. R. Franklin;
Master of Work, D. Y. L. Farley,
Keeper of Records and Seal, Ira Bow
en; Master of Finance, John Cahal;
Master of Exchequer, P. M. ifeller;
Inner Guard, Thos. Han Jut?
Guard, C. W. Fothergill; Truste-. D.
Y. L. Farley, Edgar Tingle and Perry
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LAST DAY FOR FILING
SUITS IN CIRCUIT COURT.
As the June term of the Bourbon
Circuit Court will begin Monday
June 17th. To-day is the last day on
which suits may be filed in the of
fice of the Circuit Clerk Wm. H.
Webb. , He and his assistants are,
busily engaged in preparing the
docket of Civil and Criminal Cases,
and the attorneys interested in the
suits are as busily engaged in pre
paring the cases' for hearing. The
docket for the June term comprises a
large number of Civil and Criminal
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IN THE SERVICE OF THEIR
Sergt. Z. E. Harrison, arrived from
Camp Zachary Taylor, near Louis
ville, Thursday night. Sergt. Harri
son came from jmilitary scenes in or
der to sing the refrain, "The girl I
left behind me," which 'he did at a
certain home on Main street.
Lieut. Robert Jones, who has beeir
in France for some time, is a guest
at the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Wm. Jones, in North Middle
town. Lieut. Jones has been sent to
America for a special course of
training in the Officers' Training
Mr. and Mrs. Jos. W. Davis have
received a postcard from their son,
Mr. Jo Davis, Jr., from the Great
Lakes Naval Training Station, near
Chicago, stating that he had arrived
there safely, was in good health, and
liked the place to well that he had
concluded to remain a while.
First Lieut. Milton J. Stern, of
Paris, who has been stationed at
Camp Wadsworth, near Spartans
burg, South Carloina, has been as
singed to service on the eye and ear
board of examiners for the Second
Pioneer Infantry at the Camp. These
examiners have been detailed for
special duty for the examination of
all incoming draft troops arriving at
the depot for corps and army troops.
Lieut. Jay Petree, of Cincinnati, is
a guest of his aunt, Dr. Martha Pe
tree, at her home on Vine street.
Lieut. Petree is a member of the
United States Army Aviation Corps,
and is stationed at Kelly Field, in
Texas. Dr. Petree -now has three
nephews in the aviation service, one
in France, and two in Texas.
Mrs. Davis Hutchcraft, who is vis
iting at the home of her mother-in-law,
Mrs. J. Perry Hutchcraft, in
East Paris, received a telegram from
her husband, stating that he had
just received his commission at Lieu
tenant, and would probably be trans
ferred to Ft. Pike, near Little Rock,
Capt. William Collins, who has
been a guest of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John T. Collins, at North Mid
dletown, has returned to Camp Tay
lor. Copt, Collins was accompanied
by his guests, Maj. Gerfen, of Penn
sylvania; Capt, Brown, of Rhode Is
land; Capts. Lane and Schafer, of
Indiana, and Lieut. Heich, of Louis
ville. A letter received by Mr. and Mrs.
Chas. A. Buchanan, of Paris, from
their son, Clarence Buchanan, states
that he -had been promoted from the
position of stenographer for Co. B,
149th Infantry, at Camp Shelby, to
that of stenographer at the regimen
tal headquarters of the 149 th. Young
Buchanan was in the employ of the
Power Grocery Co., at Paris, before
enlisting in the army.
Among the recent enlistments made
here by Recruiting Officer Sharp, who
has headquarters at the Windsor Ho
tel, are Nathan Bayless, Jr., who has
been assigned to the Veterinary Di
vision of the service at Ft. Thomas;
Wm. H. Galbraith, Ora L: Honicah
and Jennings Brewsaugh, of Paris,
who have been placed in the infantry
service at the same post.
Corporal Teddy Shannon, of Paris,
a former attache of the Paris Demo
crat, has arrived home on a furlough
visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Timothy Shannon, in this city. Cor
poral Shannon was transferred from
Camp Zachary Taylor to the aviation
service at .Camp Bowie, near Ft.
Worth, Texas, and later to the avi
ation camp near Omaha, Nebraska.
A letter from Mr. Landen Templin,
formerly of Paris, who went to the
Great Lakes Naval Training Station
a few weeks ago says, in part:
"We are located on the lake, and are
six miles from the Great Lakes Train
ing Station. I think we will get up
there Sunday on an inspection trip.
I have only been here two
days, but I like it better every min
ute. The grub is fine. Certainly
would like to see THE NEWS.
Lieut. Percy A. Thompson, who is
stationed at Camp Custer, near De
troit, Mich., accompanied by Mrs.
Thompson, is here for a short visit
to friends. Their two children, Mar
tha Thompson and James Thompson,
stopped over in Covington for a visit
to their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
John Thompson. Lieut. Thompson is
in the pink of condition, and received
a warm welcome from his old friends
Among the young men who regis
tered in Lexington, Wednesday, un
der the requirements of the new law
were June Peddicord, son of Mrs.
John Arkle, of Paris, Charles E,
Planck, who formerly resided' in
Paris, where he was in charge of a
loan agency, and Joseph E. Bonfield,
who was for a long tinie local agent
for the Bluegrass Traction Co. in
this city, and Wayne Cottingham,
formerly of Paris, now on the staff of
the Lexington Herald.
Mr. Stanley. S. Dickson, son of Mrs.
Allie Dickson, of North vMiddletown,
graduated 'at Princeton University
on May 27, completing the post-graduate
course, and receiving the de
gree of Master of Arts. On May 28
Mr Dickson enlisted in the navy,
and went to Newport, RAT., where
ie entered the Naval Reserve. He
tuII not be twenty-one years old for
several pionths yet. Mr. Dickson
graduated last June from Centre Col
lege, at Danville, getting a Bachelor
of Arts degree. From there he went
Following the address' of Capt. R
E. Blackerby at the meeting of the
Bourbon County Medical Society
when he asked for physician volun
teers in the army service Drs. J t
Brown and J. A. Orr, of Paris, arose
and signified their willingness and
readiness, to .enlist. They were im
mediately examined and their appli
catibns forwarded to Surgeon-General
Gorgas, at Washington. Dr.
Roher, of Berry, also volunteered at
the same time and place, and his ex
amination and application papers
were also forwarded. Wh fh-n
papers are fully approved they will
ue muuciea into the service as active
members of the Army Medical Re
A letter from W. 0. Pennington,
one of the Bourbon county boys in
the United States Navy, stationed on
the Atlantic coast, gays, in part:
"I have just received the first copy
of THE NEWS since last November.
It certainly was appreciated. I think
I have read about everything in it.
I assure you that there isn't a Bour
bon county boy in the navy that
would be better satisfied with a pa
per than they are with THE NEWS.
I was in an Atlantic port last
Saturday, and while there saw young
Welch, of the Mississippi. He is in
perfect health and is as large as any
body. Welch is a nephew of Mr.
John Chism, of Paris ...... I am go
ing to try to make a visit to Ben
Leach and Carl Mitchell this week, as
I have not had a chance to see them
yet. Ed Doty and me are together
once or twice every month. He is
about the only Bourbon county boy
that I get to see often, and we are
getting to be old-timers on our ships
now If the time passes in the
future as quickly as it has in the last
fifteen months we will be good
enough to catch two or three Kaisers
Well, there goes the call to
mess, and that means something to
me, so good bye for this time."
Writing from Chester, Pa., where
he is stationed in the shipbuilding
branch of the service, Kimbrough
Duvall,son of Mr. and Mrs. George
Duvall, who left Paris some time ago
as a volunteer, says, in part:
"Are the boys still leaving good old
Paris? I guess we have a very good
job here now, one that will hold us
for a while, but honest, we like it
finew.-There are only 300 of us
here,' but th'el-e is another bunch
here in Chester, some place, John A.
McNajmara, George Leslie and I are
the only Bourbon county boys here.
The others are over in the other
camp The people here are very
kind to us, and send us something
every day. We are all under quaran
tine and will be for ten days. Some
of the boys are a little homesick, but
they are getting over it now, as we
are having a fine time in camp
1 was surely glad to get into a camp
in the northeast instead of the south.
We go as recruits to the regular
army, instead of the National army.
I don't know how long we will be
here, as we may leave for another
camp at any time A drafted
man from Winchester, whose name I
will not give, refused to put on a uni
form at Ft. Thomas. I think he will
get about ten years in a Federal
prison All the. boys now seem
very well satisfied. I know I am..
The Red Cross people came out this
afternoon with cigarettes and things
I will certainly be glad when
this quarantine is declared off, for I
want to take a look at the old town
Just heard the mess call and
you know that is where I shine, for
they certainly do feed you good out
here Will send you my perma
nent address soon. At present I am
with the Sun Shipbuilding Co., at
Jack Turney writes from Camp
Zachary Taylor to THE NEWS, at
follows: "Am just twenty-eight
years old to-day and the Mayor of
Louisville has ordered all business
houses, except the saloons closed, in
honor of the event, so why should I
worry, if I can register here I will
surely vote for him The officers
here at the Camp are also very con
siderate and complimented me on my
birthday by letting me eat as usual,
after they did How the tip got
out that this was the big handicap I
don t know, but such is life
Fielding Rogers has gone to the Offi
cers' Training Camp for something
bigger, but as I am now getting a
dollar a day, guess I'll stick around
the Camp for a while We have
been issued shoes that would make
Ike Duffy's look like triple 9's. A
fellow doesn't know where he is go
ing, but just follows his shoes. No
wonder leather is so high and scarce,
for it's .all down here Tell Os
car Hinjon I was out on the golf
links this morning, but I carried a
gun instead of the regulation golf
clubs. Some of the boys, seeing the
holes, asked permission to get a
drink Just overheard a conver
sation between two 'rookies' in which
one of them told of a lonesome wife
running off with another man because
her husband was here in Camp Tay
lor. By way of consoling him the
other 'rookie' said: 'Hell, that ain't
no worse than mine. She left me be
fore I was drafted.' To show how
game the boys are, he swears he will
have her back after the war. The
lesson of duty is very strongly fasten
ed in their hearts. Hope you are all
well and happy. My new, address is
Private Andrew Jackson Turney, 4th
Section, 34th Company, 9th Battal
ion, Depot Brigade, Camp Zachary
Taylor, Ky.., - .i;' ; .f
BOURBON OIL & DEVELOPMENT
COMPANY ITS ORGANIZA
TION AND PROGRESS.
This Company was organized less
than eleven months ago and has made
wonderful progress since its organi
zation. It has grown from a small
wildcat company with only 5,000
acres of leases in then unproven fields
to a substantial producing company,
with an estimated production of 300
barrels daily ready to put upon the
market as soon as pipe lines can be
laid, and in' addition 33,000 acres of
carefully selected leases, a greater
part of which are in proven fields.
What "Industrial & "Mining Age,"
New York City, has to say about
Bourbon holdings in Elliott county:
"The 'field manager of the Rice
Oil and Appalachian Oil Companies
telegraphed on Thursday that a well
making 50 barrels a day had been,
brought in by the Bourbon Oil & De
velopment Company in Elliott
On this lease alone there is room
for 300 such wells, which would give
the Bourbon Company several hun
dred barrels of production daily, re
turning to the stockholders big divi
dends on their investment.
"The Bourbon acreage is on the
western slope of the Anticline," and
also lies on the top of the dome, as
well as sides.
"Both the Rice and Bourbon Oil
wells are located hisrh un on the an-
j ticline and it is precedent that within
the limits of the pool. As drilling
goes down on the flanks of the anti
cline the size of the wells increase."
"The Bourbon's discovery is simn-
jly another stride in the progress of
the development operations begun by
the Rice Oil Co. to prove up the
theories of eminent geologists on the
strength of whose findings the Rice
Oil Co. became an argonaut in the
Elliott county field. These geolo
gists have said that there occurs in
Elliott county the biggest oil struct
ure that has yet been found in the
whole State of Kentucky."
"A 50 barrel well in the Berea
sand is figured to be equal to a 250
barrel well in the other producing
sands in Kentucky. It may be ex
pected to run for decades 'with only
a small decrease in production; and
is valued at about $200,000.
"The Bourbon Oil & Development
Co. may now also be relied on to in
stitute an aggressive drilling cam
paign to develop production."
PAINT CREEK DOME.
This company has about 2,500
acres in Johnson, Lawrence, Morgan
and Magoffin counties on what is
known as the famous "Paint Creek
Dome," and where the Federal Oil
Co., P. J. White, Karl K. Dresser and ,'
others are operating, and developing j
a very promising field. The Central
Kentucky Natural Gas Co. runs di-j
rectly through this acreage and the!
company has agreed to take all gas
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MITCHELL & BLAKEMORE
FORMER PARIS MAN RECOVER
ING PROM BURNS.
Mr. T. Clarence Erringer, formeriy
of Paris, who was so severely burned
by an explosion of gasoline on his
fruit ranche near Fillmore, Cali.,
that his life was despaired of, is now
on the road to recovery. A postcard
from Mr. Erringer states he is "some
what disfigured, but still in the
ring." The Los Angeles, Cali., Ex
"A remarkable instance of the
success attained by the medical pro
fession in treating severe burns, is
shown in the case of T. C. Erringer,
a rancher of Piru. He was discharg
ed from the Pacific Hospital here ten
days after he had lost,rom burns on
the arms, legs and body, a surface
skin covering 84 square inches. Er
ringer was burned several weeks ago
while attempting to fire some brush
on his ranch, using gasoline. Physi
cians of his vicinity declared his case
hopeless. The new 'perriessene' (par
affine) treatment was administered,
by Dr. Earl Sweet. Not a scar is
expected to remain. Erringer is at
the Rosslyn Hotel, convalescing."
Mr. Erringer's many friends in
Paris will be highly gratified to learn
of his progress toward recovery, and
they hope it will be steady and per
manent. m m m
Used Furniture to be sold at C. O.
Hinton store room, on Saturday,
at 2 o'clock, Beds, Dressers, Side
boards, Tables, Chairs, Kitchen Cab
inets, Stoves and Rugs. (It)
POLICE CHIEF AT CONVENTION.
Chief of Police Fred Link, Mrs.
Link and little Miss Hazel Link, of
Paris, are attending the four-days-session
of the International Associa
tion of Police Chiefs, at Kansas City.
During their stay they will be guests
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Link. Pa
trolman Robert Lusk is acting .Chief
of Police in Chief Link's absence.
produced. This property alone will
be worth millions of dollars when de
veloped. ESTILL AND LEE.
The Compnay now has about 250
barrels of production daily in Lee
and Estill counties ready to put upon
the market as soon as pipe line con
nections can be made. The holdings
of the company consists of about 200
acres in the Ross Creek field andC
about 250 acres in the Miller's Creek
field, and about 150 acres on Big
Sinking and Eastern part of Lee
county. The copipany also has ser
eral thousand acres of other leases, a
great deal of which is near drilling
The company brought in a 100 bar
rel well on Ross Creek, Friday.
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