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" V ?y i ,.? ' w - r ; v- .- ,v 5Tc v . . " A THE tV.i ' NEWS f " J i . PUBLISHED EVERY TUESDAY AND FRIDAY IN THE YEAR. VOLUME XXXVIII PARIS, BOURBON COUNTY, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3t, 1919 .11 BOURBON WHISKY, WHISKY ALL OER, NOT DROP TO DRINK! With, he whole world going dry, and the parched tongues of former drinkers even lapping eagerly at the substitutes for their favorite old tipple, the warehouses of the Paris Distilling Company, in this city, yet hold a total of five hundred and -seven barrels of the prime old stuff but alas, and a tale pf woe, not a -drop of it is available for beverage purposes. This whisky, which belongs, every drop of it, to private parties, and not a barrel of which can be di verted to Paris, is being changed frqm one warehouse to another, un der the direction of Government offi cials. The whisky is bottled in bond, and is being held awaiting orders of the owners. The establishment is in charge of Nicholas Bohn, of Law renceburg, as resident manager, and is controlled by Julius Kessler & Co. The old distillery plant was destroyed by fire in March, 1913, and with it passed the last of the whisky-making plants in this coun ty. These facts were gleaned by two inquisitive newspaper men, who recently paid a visit to the place, seeking information, and nothing else, and that's all they got. o TOPPY CONGRATULATES WOOD SOW. Sixty-three years ago Sunday the present occupant of the White House, President Woodrow Wilson, first saw the light of day. Sixty three years ago, on the same day an other distinguished citizen, Theodore P, "Toppy" Nix, of Paris, was laid in his mother's arms, with eye3 widely gazing on the new world. Since the advent of the distinguish ed man in the Presidential chair "Toppy" has regularly sent him his congratulations on their birthdays falling on the same day, receiving a gracious response. This year the Paris man sent his congregations and felicitations to the President, with a wish that he might live to ie President several times over. SUSTAINS INJURIES Iljf PALL Miss Jennie Whittington, who has Teached the advanced age of eighty, and who suffered a compound fract uie of her right arm several weeks ago in an auto accident on the Lex mgtlon pike, near this city, fell at Tier home Friday night, sustaining a fracture of the left arjm and a frac tured hip. On acccount of her ad vanced age and her enfeebled condi tion grate fears are entertained for her recovery. FRANK & CO LADIES' OUTFITTERS . Wonderful Reductions Coats Suits Dresses Georgette and Silk Waists Stop in and They will FRANK & CO. M LADIES' OUTFITTERS NEW YEAR'S GREETING. With this issue THE NEWS rounds out the old year of 1919, its first issue in the New Year coming in Priday, Janu ary 2. To you, our friends and patrons, we do this day extend the greetings of friendship, and extend the cordial hand of fellowship, and wish .you well for the Happy New Year of 1920. May your hearts ever he warm amid the shows of the winter. May prosperity he yours . throughout the New Year, and in alL things may you gain contentment's gracious smile. Hardly have the Christmas hells ceased their ringing than we stand in the presence of another year, which comes with noiseless pace out of the fu ture, and we wonder what it will bring us. We are certain of one thing, that in our hands is vested the power to make 1the New Year one of character growth. We feel that the great need of human life is content ment, though it may seem im possible of attainment. And through New Year's we are de luded into belief of its possibil ity. Therefore we welcome the New Year, not for what it gives, but for what it promises to give. To our readers, our advertis ers, and our friends generally, we wish a Happy New Year, and all the comforts and joys that it may bring to them. o BOURBON NEGRO TOLLED. , A message was received here Sat urday by relatives stating that Harvey Taylor, a well-known colored man, a fermer resident of Paris,, had been murdered in Keystone, Okla homa, by a colored man in his em ploy. The dead Jman is survived by his widorw, Eliza0 Taylor, and one brither, Walter Taylor, of Millers bur. Taylor was an industrious man, and during his residence in Paris, had won the good opinion of his employers and all who knew him. The telegram gave no particu lars of the killing. SCHOOL BOARD MEETING. A called meeting of the Bourbon County Board of Education will be held this (Tuesday) afternoon at two o'clock, in the office of County Superintendent of Schools, J. B. Caywood, in the court house. Busi ness of importance to the educa tional interests of the county wilt be up for consideration. on ,' get our prices. surprise you. A STREAK OF BAD LUCK. Fate cuts many capers with hu mans, and isn't at all particular as to the time and place, either,, nor the circumstances under which it finds the object. This applies especially to the case of Frank Burton, the well-known proprietor of Burton's Cafe in this city. Several days ago Mr. Burton was called to Louisville, by the death of his mother. He was accom panied by Mrs. Burton, both being guests at the Burton home in Louis ville. While members of the family were attending the funeral a sneak thief entered the Burton home, and made away with a purse belonging to Mrs. Frank Burton, containing $75 in money and other valuables. At the same time a lot of valuable clothing, newly purchased, belong ing to Mr. Burton's sister-in-laNv, Mrs. Irvine Burton, of Louisville, a diamond ring, a gold watch and $400 in money, also the property of Mrs. Burton, was stolen. The money, clothing and valua bles taken from Mrs. Irvine Burton, represented the war sav ings of her husband, who had been in the service in the United States army. The poT lice were apprised of the robbery, but having no tangible clue to work on have not as yet apprehended the thief or recovered any part of the money, valuables or clothing. NEW YEARS' RECEPTION THE Y. M. C: A. AT A New Years' reception and dem onstration will be held in the Bour bon County Y. M..C. A., on next Thursday afternoon, New Years' from three to five o'clock. The big feature on the athletic program will be the midget Marathon race of one half mile, open to any Bourbon county boy. The winner of the event will he presented with a beautiful emblematic ribbon. Many novelty stunts have, been ar ranged for the program in 'the gym nasium, including Japanese boxing, feats of struength, one man lifting several others, etc. The program will be given in the afternoon so that all school children of the city and county may attend. AU4friends of theY-. MC. A.' are invited '-aW! expected and are asked to bring their friends with them. . GETS IN GOOD, THEN GETS IN BAD. When James Fitzgerald, Jr., for merly a resident of Paris, but lately residing in Canada, arrived in Paris, Saturday morning, with his Cana dian wife, whom he had married a few weeks ago, he was placed under arrest by Patrolman LuBk, on a war-'' rant issued by Mrs. Matilda Jeffer son, mother of Fitzgerald's first wife, who died about two years ago. Mrs. Jefferson claimed that her son-in-law had failed to contribute anything toward the support of his young child since the death of hi3 wife. A compromise ' was effected whereby Fitzgerald agreed to pay 350 due his mother-in-law, for the support of the child the past two years, and to pay in the future $15 per month until the child had reach ed 'maturity. He was then released from custody. o BROUGHT BACK A BEAR PROM HUNTING TRIP. Attorney Wade Hampton Whitley, of the firm of Talbott & Whitley, of this city, returned Saturday from a month's hunting trip around his old home, at Pantego, North Caro lina, and in the Eastern part of the State. Mr. Whitley killed a full grown black bear, the accomplish ment of which was filled with all the thrills that would accompany a movie picture denoujment. He also captured a bear cub, which he brought home with him, declaring it his purpose to present it to the city as the nucleus for the establishment of a zoo. o HEAVIEST CHRISTMAS MAIL. Not until yesterday did the Paris postofflce emerge from the heaviest Christjmas mail'in many years, ac cording to a statement(made by Postmaster J. Walter Payne. All classes of mail, especially the parcel post packages, were so abnor mally heavy 'this year that papers and magazines were stacked up in the Postofflce until the Christmas rush could be gotten clear. These were afterward delivered in good or der and in quick tijme. Postmaster Payne has been thanked by the Pnstnfflnp. DeDartment at Washing ton for the prompt and efficient way .with which tne accumuiauon . Christmas mail was handled in, his office. . -o Father Adam may have had many J things to contend with, fbut at any rate a mother-m-law .wasn't, one or CHRISTMAS IN PARIS FIFTEEN XhAXS ASO. A NEWS reporter in 1904, fifteen vears aeo. interviewed flftv-Ri-r Paris merchants as to their Christmas trade, all of them renortine th Me - gest trade they had experienced injr, Tn ,Ti many years. Of the flity-six men- ' ? ln the frd " tioned in the interview, the follow- !!?!!' at GeorSetown. ay ing are dead, out of business, on moved to other places: Bourbon ' Produce Co.; Estes & Co.; Jas. B. Wilson; Wm. Sauer; W. M. Hinton; Benj. Perry; A. Shire; A. J. Win- tora- TProoman JR. "EVoMYiori Tin fir nv I at James; Roger Q. Thompson; Vle-I -on ? busi"e!f. ml,on-J e11 for K. Shipp; John T. Hinton; H. ? n? T ? ,? e banker; Laughlin Bros.; George ? ba in "?.. to aTe kassenfoss- Louis Saloshin- Ve chrlstmas dinner with them. LJJ.Zlovtly before five o'clock that af- Son; Baldwin & Co.; Dow-Hayden 'Grocery Co.; Gaunce & Argo; Baird l& Taylor; Jos. Josselson; Nathan Effron; Don C. Wiggins, Manager Grand Opera House; The Sugar Bowl Confectionery (Edward Grubbs, Prop.) ; Frank Prattler. Among the Christmas events of To voar trTexfa -Ha friWnwirtcr TfVllv Mini- anH Wlun, HoMli P.lnh , , . . . I gave dances, one on Christmas Eve,! Vi, ,,.. r-v.T.?etrn0 v,io-ii. i tne owier on i -i i, a I Frank Thomas, colored, shot and killed at a negro festival near Rud dles Mills by Harry Nutter; Paris saloons were advertising various brands of whiskies, wines and beers for the Christmas trade; Frank Mc- Nish, Eva Thacker and supporting company, at Grand Opera House, presenting "Happy Hooligan;" win ners of the Bourbon Lumber Co.'s guessing contest as to the total vote of State in the November election, announced as follows: J. Sims Wil son, first, John Arkle, second, Gus Hutchison, third, Charles Mack, fourth; young son of F. S Elder burned in right eye by premature explosion of powder; special Cnrist mas services at all the churches, singing of George White Fithian, at the Presbyterian church, highly complimented; Jas. D. McClintock accidentally shot in right shoulder and arm by Tennessee hunter, while hunting near Paris, Tenn., with Douglas Thomas, J. Sims Wilson, Thompson Tarr and Ed. Bedford; Mrs. J. J. Veatch awarded prize for story in New Era Magazine, also vprize in advertisement contest Tii The Designer; large ciowd at City School chapel to witness Christ mas exercises by pupils; Paris mer chants victimized during holidays by parties who passed one-cent pieces coated with quicksilver to re semble dimes; Funeral of Col. John G. Craddock, editor of Kentuckian Citizen, held at Methodist church, followed by burial in Paris Ceme tery; friends of Robt. C. Talbott and E. M. Dickson, of Paris, call on the Governor in interest of their candidacy to succeed Judge Can- trill, as Circuit Judge; Ellis Parker, colored, shot and dangerously wounded by Charles Holly, in diffi culty at Marshall & Thompson's sa loon; city full of Holiday visitors, and social events numerous. , o THE KINDERGARTEN CLASSES As was announced in THE NEWS last week, the enrollment of chil dren who will jmake up the first sec tion of the kindergarten group, be gan Monday morning at the office of the City High School, and will continue until twelve o'clock to day. Great interest is being shown jn this departmcl, which will open early in January. We expect to start twenty-five in the first group this year. Enrollment for the first group will close at noon to-day. (Tuesday), December 30. Parents are asked to come in person and en roll their children. LEE inRKPATRICK. Supt. City Schools. SCHOOL BOND ISSUE .CARBIES. At tViA snpp.in.1 election held in this city Saturday on the question of voting city bonds to the amount of $35,000 to enable the Board of Edu cation to cqmplete additions to the white and colored public school buildings, the proposition was carri ed by an almost unanimous vote. Only seven votes were cast against it in the whole city. Four years ago the city voted a bond Issue of $46,000, which at that time was deemed ample to make the desired improvements and to greatly enlarge the' schools. The war com ing on and labor and the price of materials advancing, the contractors could not complete the work with out great financial loss. The-work is now about sixty-five per cfent.. completed. SELLS PLEASANT STREET PROP ERTY. ' Through the Paris Realty Co., Mrs. L. Mussinon sold yesterday, her tnharco warehouse property, on -Pliant street, to Miss Letiti; Clay for $3,000. Mexico Is pretty warm, but that dnoan't np.r.fissarilv mean 'She won't POPULAR BOURBON MAN DEL- ED IN AUTO ACCIDENT. Elmer Meyers, one of the best . ""- v, " ui ?T?L T PPUlf stoc3j?nen and.tra?ers of e count a member '.If tho HKm , TT. P nnv -m ""& 1.1 m nijuaiea reueiveu in an automobile accident which oc cured late Thursday night near Georgetown. Mr. Myers went to Frankfort early Thursday morning in his Ford Se- ternoon as he was hurrying back to Paris to keep his promise to the fam ily he lost control of his car in turn ing a sharp curve about five miles out of Georgetown. The machine was overturned, pinning the unfor tunate man beneath it. His groans attracted the attention of passers- b n f . MiSS Na0mi Cyle who was on her way to a nearby J assistance IDa11 DOX gomg w nia assistance. With the help of several men who were passing, the car was righted and the body of the unconscious man removed from underneath. He was taken to the Ford Hospital, in I Georgetown, where a superficial ex- amination disclosed a broken hinjearui, good will toward men." and jaw and several bruises. A later examination developed serious in ternal injuries. Mr. Myers regained consciousness for a short time, and the attending physcians were hope ful that the worst had passed. But the shock, combined with a weak heart and the internal injuries he had received, caused his death in a few hours after the accident had oc- onrred. ' Messages telling of the accident ' Sharpsburg, and an uncle, Mr. Ben had been sent to Paris, and in I a P. Myers, of Davenport, Oklahoma, short time Mrs. Myers, accompanied 1 The funeral was held at the fam by her family physician, Dr. Chas. ! ijy home on Mt. Airy avenue, Satur- G. Daugherty, Ed. Myers, a cousin and Joe B. Smith, the dead man's business associate, wererspeeding to ward Georgetown. The body was brought back to Paris by Undertaker Geonre R. Davis, and taken to the Myers home on Mt. Airy avenue, where it was prepared for burial. Mr. Myers .was a native of Nich olas county, and was about thirty eight years old. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert Myers, of Carlisle. He is survived by his widow, who was formerly Miss Bet- tie Ware, of near Carlisle, two daughters, Misses Anna Ware Myers and Alberta Myers, one brother, Dr. H. L. Myers, of Eldorado, 111.. MMMMMaMMMaMMMMMMMMMMMMaMVMMMMMMMMMMMMMaMaaMMMMH ? WE KNOW HOW Our success of the past is largely due to the kind co-operation of our friends. Our appreciation is deep and our warmest thanks go out to you. coupled with the hope that you will xeceive full measure of the joys of Christmas and happiness and prosperity for the New Year. . AA MITCHELL & BLAKEMORE i r JJ m i i H i -- - - AMERICA LEGIOrS GJLHTUG TO &EKVIGE KEN AND WOMEN Dr. James A. Orr, Commander, and Mr. William Collins, of North Middletown, Adjutant of Bourbon Post American "Legion, have receiv ed, from Heory DeHaven Moorman, Department Commander, State of Kentucky, the following greeting, issued in a fraternal spirit to the men and women of the; American Legion: "The men and women of the State who served in the land and naval forces of their country in the great world war, again demonstrated that the wealth and glory of Ken tucky are not in her mines, in her forests, in her fields, nor in her cities, hut are In the manhood ant womanhood of the Commonwealth. "Through the courtesy of the Kentucky press the American Le- gion of Kentucky extends to all who so served their State and na tion, cordial greeting of comrade ship and appreciation, both for the glad Christmas time and the coming happy New Year. You did your part in the winning; you are the hope for holding that which was won. "For America and for Kentucky we stood together, so let's stick to- s gether to the end that liberty may live, and that there shall be in all truth for all time to come, 'Peace on SLIGHT INCREASE-IN RATES. Beginning with the New Year, Jan uary 1, 1920, the ward rates at the Massie Memorial Hospital will be $1.50 per day, instead of $1.00, as as heretofore. (26-3t) an aunt. Mrs. William Sharp, of iay afternoon at 2:30 o'clock,, with services conducted by Rev. W. E Ellis, pastor of the Paris Christian church, assisted - by Rev. C. H. Grear, pastor of the Paris Methodist, church. The burial followed in the Paris Cemetery, where committal 'services were conducted by the Bour bon Lodge I. O. O. F. of which he was a member, and the Cynthiana Lodge L. O. O. F. The active pall- bearers were: James Blount, Enoch j Stone, Edward Peck, Waller Sharp, Joe B. Smith and Clyde Rugglea; honorary: Richard H. Wills, Harry O. James, James McClure, George Batterton, Sam Houston, Ambrose , Wagers and. Charles C. Clarke. 4 v thejn I get cold feet. v J ts." M-4 '. f v-' - -. .