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X f t i w. i! hi A HOME PAPER PRINTED FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. VOLUME 13 Benton. Tennessee. Thursday, Dc. 8. 1921 NO. 38 Folk If 1 ri 1 Ireland To B e Free State (By The Associated Press. ) London, Dec J. The centuries old quarrel between Kngland and Ireland was ended, as had been fervently hoped, in the small hours of Tuesday morning bv the signature in the prime minister's cabinet room of "a treaty between Great Britin and Ireland," con sisting of eighteen articles, giving Ireland the title of the Irish free state and the same constitutional status as Canada, Australia and other overseas dominions. The question of allegiance, which up to the last moment threatened to wreck the negotia-' tionswas surmounted by permitt ing the members of the Irish par liament to swear allegiance to the constitution of the Irish free state and "be faithful to "his majesty the king." The treaty has yet to rim the gauntlet of the Ulster government and of the imperial parliament. The imperial parliament has been summoned to meet on December 14, and will be opened in state by the king, who has taken the close st personal interest in the Irish nation which he practically in stigated when he opened the Ulste r parliament. Parents Plead With Governor Nashville. Dec. 7.'-rThe moth- e"T and lather of Maurice Mays the Knoxville negro j condemned to die ht the electric hair at the penitentiary ou the . morning of December 15, pleaded, in person for executive cleineucy before Gov t'aytor yesterday. Thev also pre sen ted a petition signed by Knox county citizens asking that the death sentence be commuted to ife imprisonment. the right side of the face lolesale jail To The School Children Of Polk County Last year 'and the' year before j with your Sunday School, with we seiit letters ro your teachers, asking that they . tejl -.you; about the little homeless orphan ...boys f t'rr-and girls at the Tennessee ChiKJ- ren s-tiome in ianvuie, mm uw much we ik-eded vour help in raising money to provide them with fond, wholesome food for r which many of them al.uost staT ved before they were sent to us, and warm winter clothing which many of them never had before, and to help find them each a-good home and a good mother anc father to love and cherish them as vour mothers and fathers love and cherish ydu. The response to this appeal wa wonderful and, through the help from the school children and other friends we have been ablf, during the last year, to actually find homes .'or two hundred and tlurtv little homeless boys and girlsand to help many others in various ways. This year we are going to make our Christmas appeal to you thin the newspaper because we fee! that in this wav a still larger num ber of people will hear of our needs and will help us to meet them, but we want each of you to feel that this appeal is to ' you p rrsonally and we want von to take this up with our classm ites, your fathers and mothers and all your friends and to raise all the money vou can and sen cL it to, the Tennessee Children's Home So ciety, 901 Acklen Avenue, Nash ville, lennessee. We want you also' to help us find good homes for ten little boys and twelve little girls from two to nine years of age, and for the seventeen little babies from one to ten mouths of age now in the Receiving Home. As you, in vour own comfort able homes with your own good moihers and fathers plan for the coming of Christmas and Santa Clans, will yoM not think of these little children who have none of these blessings and help find homes and mothers and fathers for' them? And will you not raise all the money 4011 can to help us care for and find homes for all the other homeless boys and girls who " will come to us during all next year. We are depending upon you and we know you will help all you can, for we are sure you have read that "It is not the will of vour Father that one of these lit tle ones should perish." Your friend, Mrs. C. D. Sullivan. Superintendent- Thirty Negroes Dash For Make Liberty Thirty negro prisoners, confined in the cells on the first floor 01 the Knox county jail, made- a futile attempt to stampede and escape Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, whVn jailer Karl Hall opened the main door to the apaitment in which the prisoners spend -much of, their time, when out of their ceils. Jailer Hall had just opened the door to commit a new prisoner, when Bill Chaney, who, jail officals say, was placed in jail Saturday night, sprang from cell No. ?or 3 and rushed toward the door. "As Jailer Hall looked up to see what was about to happen Chaney is al leged to have dealt him a blow ou Realizing that a w delivery had been planned, jailer Hall called to deputies in the of fice of the jail. Before assistance could reach the corridors of the negro apartment, 30 negroes were preparing to make a dash for liber. However, Jailer Hall and ond of the negroes grappled in the door way ana this prevented other prisoners from making tl eir exit. The negro believed to be the ringleader of the gang fought des- peratejy, but .Hall succeeded in sinking him dowm No attempt was made by Jailer Hal! to use his revolver. . . One of thcnegro"ertvlropped to the floor and pretended to be seriously hurt. A physician was summoned to the jail and examin ation revealed that he was only pretending. Alonzo Clark, one of the negroes in the party, has been convicted of first degree murder and is under sentence to die iifcthe electric chair at the state penitentiary. When Jailer Hall walked clown the flight of steps yerterday to place a prisoner in the cell-, the usual Sunday morning quiet per vaded the atmosphere of the jail Officials of the jaif believe the men had planned to make a daring get away and all appeared to be ready to dash through the steel -lined corridors and reach the street. Sitting in the office of the jail were Deputies E. F, King, Austin Cate and Mumpower, and when Jailer Hall cried for help the dep uties, armed with revolvers, rushed down the steps and reached the place in time to quiet the mutinous prisoners. Officals at the iail were unable to say last night who planned the attempt to get awav. Jailer Hall said that a investigation would be made this morning and the prison ers who made the plans ind those who tried to excute them will be watched more closely. Chaney, who struck Jailer Hall, has already been transferred to solitary confinement in the dung eon as a means of punishment (or his attack upon thh officer. On previous occasions prisoners have attetnped to escape after stampeding the officers in the cor ridors, but all attempts have been foiled. Inspections of cells have resulted in the discovery of bolts 'of iron, small scraps of chains and other substance being found tied up in peices of blankets or handkerchiefs, making weapons similar to 'black- upreme Court Affirms Case Asbury 1 1 1 Fields To Be Electrocuted Jan. 19 Hood New Trial Hicks Granted A Among the decitdons handed was to be tested by down by the supreme court at N';shvilie. last Saturday were the following The supieme court affirmed the conviction of Asbury Fields, of Bradley county, for the murder of J. R. Pierce, in July, 1921, and sentenced Fields to be electrocut ed on January 19, 1922. ineproot on which .Fields was convicted showed that, having re cently been released from the enitcntiJUry at Nashv ille, where ie had served a sentence for for gery, fields came to madley ountv, and, after some negotia tions, convinced Pierce that he had about 200 gallons of corn whiskey concealed in the woods which Pierce agreed to buy; and, for the purpose of completing the sale, Pierce was lured to the woods in the night time, where he was assaulted by Fields ard killed by blows over his head with a ham mer. lhe motive ot the crime was robbery, since Fields had in his possession after the- murder, a little over 51,000 of Pierce's mon ey. Fields claimed that he had sold the whiskey to Pierce and deliver ed it and received the money from Pierce in the trade, and that, thereafter, Pierce was murdered bv one of his associates in a dis pute about the whiskey. The court fdund his claim to be wholly disproven, even to the point that it. was shown that Fields had no whiskey at all. Hood Hicks vs. State. Polk :riminal docket. Conviction for murder i.i the first degree. Re versed and remanded for a new trial. This case was reversed for the error of the trial judge in in structing the jury that the credi- the jury as witnesses ap- the credibility of pearing before the jury was to be tested, discharge containing no. instruction cautioning the jury with regard to such evidence s required by the opinion of the supreme court in Dickason vs. State, 139 Tenn., 601. State ex rel. Frank M. Thomp son, attorney general vs. Jomi Holt, sheriff'. Cocke equity dock et. Decree of chancellor reversed and suit dismissed. , K This was a suit filed on the re lation of the attorney general to remove Holt from the office of Sheriff of Cocke county under the provisions of the Custer law of 1915. The grounds on which the ouster was sought werethat Holt was a defaulter in the office of the county court clerk at the time he was elected sheriff; that he was derelict in enforcing the laws against the sale of intoxicating liquors; and that he was. grossly-, negligent m executing uproce'ss.-, placed in handjUof c-li held that defalcation in a previous and different office does iot con- . stitute grounds for removal from a subsequent office, under the pro-.--"' visions of the ouster law; and that the proof did not sustain the other two grounds on which Holt's re moval was sought. ' Abe Mikle vs. State. Pradlev criminal docket. Conviction for receiving and concealing stolen property with sentence to the workhouse for 11 months and 29 days. Affirmed, Mikle is a junk dealer in Cleveland, Tenn., and was convicted in this case for buying four automobile tires fiom a boy 13 years of age, who had bility of a dying declaration intro-.stolen the tires from a local gar- duced in cidence by the state age. jacks or sanbags. Editor's Chair ' No Rose Bed (liy the Office Hoy.) Buleve me. i ho a lotta thines id rutherbe than an edutor. The other day i seen a man with a stove pipe hat ballin out the boss and whut he sed to him wuz a plenty. This bird with the stove pipe hat sez "sure running a partysan hipocritikle paper and i wunt you to no that so fur as me and my amily is koucerned we will sub scribe tp Montgoremrys Vindi kator frum now on -so help me I sham." And my boss tries to butt in but its no use. "An furthermore sez this bird with the stove pipe lid the nex time we have an icecream soshul at our church we wont even tell yur darned old paper about it.' ' Attatks His Own Grandfather Charlie Carter (colored) was ar- v rested this morning (Thursday) charged, with fellohias assault on his grandfather, Jim Carter. Charlie iias been urjjn the court on various charges IrO'etbfore, but has always managed to come vlear. lust what the trouble between Charlie and his grandfather was about has notbeen learned. Sis; .. : ; " , -.