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PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 6. 1914 ' w t: , ' NUMBER 50 NEWICE CO: TO BUILD PLANT AT ONCE. WORK TO BE PUSHED Proposition From Paris Coal & Ice Company Rejected By Official Board of New Company. COMMITTEES ARE APPOINTED At a call of former President, Chas. . P. Hudson,' the official board of the Peoples' Coal & Ice - Company convened in the direc- tors' room of 1 the Commercial Bank (by invitation of Mr. Hud son) Friday evening, ' Jan. 30th, to receive and act upon the be lated report of - a committee which had been honored by said company with : authority to re ceive and report upon a propo sition from the Paris Coal & Ice Company looking to . the sale of their plant to the'new company, it having been rumored that they were desirous of making a prop osition to sell to the new com pany. The meeting was called to or der by President Hudson and the report of committee read, the same setting forth that the en tire property and business of the Paris Coal & Ice Company could be purchased . by the Peoples' ' vvai Git ivo vvniycij v of $34,000.00, $12,000.00 to go to ex-Captain John W. Travis for 4- vt A 411 fiAA r.H oarh ft. TiiA PAtwniwr -fYk n,a aum Alia iiivvi v t v vv. to Messrs. E. T. Ewmg ana j as. T. Porter, the latter two to have the option of taking $8,000.00 stock each in the company, a proceedure which would require, as suggested, the recapitalization of the Peoples' Coal & Ice Co. at $40,000.00, or just double what the stockholders were given to understand in the beginning was necessary. v' . The acceptance of such a prop osition would of course have been suicidal to the interests of the new company, and was so pre posterous that it came before the meeting without a recommenda tion, being promptly voted down. The question of new business being raised, it was suggested that committees be appointed at """equipment and to collect sub scriptions. The following committees were nominated, voted upon and duly elected: J . Committee on building site Gen. J. W. Lewis, Joseph Wein- baurn and H. L. Bruce. Committee on building, ma chinery and equipment Dr. C. A. Love, Mr. J. M. Dean and J. A; Crosswy. To collect subscription Mr. Curd Harris. The bond of Mr. Harris was fixed at $20,000.00 and has since been signed by the following gentlemen: Joseph Veinbaum, H. L. Bruce, J. W. jt l Tiria Kon ' hnmnsnn .ins. hi Freeman, L. Cherry, W. T. Young, Ed. W. Janes, Jones Bros., Ed. M. Russell, Sam A. Miller and J. A. Crosswy. - Before the meeting adjourned, Mr. Hudson tendered his resig nation as president, giving as his reason that his many other du ties would prevent his giving the time to this office that was nec essary if a new plant was to be inaugurated. Mr. D. D. Dumas IS Mrs. Mitty Ellis, teacher at Mays School House, was ar raigned before Esqs. D. L. Doty, Randolph Riley and S. J. ' Cross in the county court room last Saturday afternoon on alleged cruelty to Curtis Jones, an eleven year old pupil of that school. As next of kin, the boy's par ents, brought suit for $500 dam age About half dozen elderly people testified in the case and a number of school boys from ten to fourteen years of age. The plaintiffs in the. case, claimed that on i Tuesday, Jan. 6, Mrs. Ellis whipped Curtis Jones, or rather beat him unmercifully, at the school house, for playing pranks on another boy six years of age. The boy's mother testi fied that he was beaten black and blue" and carried the whelps and stripes for twenty-five days on his body, some of which were displayed to -the Court at the trial. Mrs.. Ellis, testified that the boy only received ordinary pun ishment with' two ordinary switches. There seemed to be considera ble nervousness on both sides of the question. The case will be decided next Saturday. Hon., Frank Dibrell, well-known Nashville citizen and for nine years Comptroller of the State of Tennessee, died suddenly at his home in that city at 11:45 o'clock Sunday morning, February 1. Shortly before his death he walk ed across the floor, and then re turned and. went to bed, expiring within a few minutes. The im mediate cause of his' death was said to be heart failure i-rought on by gallstones. Mr. Dibrell was born at Spar ta, Tenn., and was 56 years old, He was the son General Geo. G Dibrell, who served as brigadier- general in the civil war,' and iat er as a member of Congress from the Third district. Deceased was regarded as a very affable man and stood high in social and business circles While comptroller he handled the affairs of his office in an efficient manner. He was a Royal Arcan um, aK.&P. and thirty-second degree Mason. His ' death is deeply deplored throughout the State. also resigned as one of the di rectors, stating that he could not afford the time that would , nec essarily be required of him in the . . -V . ii . .1? . various mee;&gs oi tne directors. Thereupon Messrs. Ben Thomp son and C. L- Harris were elect ed directors to fill out the unex pired terms of Messrs. Hudson and Dumas. J. W. Lewis .was elected temporary president and C. L. Harris secretary and treas urer. " With four-fifths of the heads of families as stockholders and staunch adherents of the new company, success is assured, the outlook bright, and it's only a pity that there is not more stock for others to take advantage of. Mr. B. S. McCullough, of Elk- 'horn, was in the city Monday. , in WITH CRUELTY TO CHILD FRANK DI8RELL DEAD ; HEART FAILURE CAUSE PRIZE WINNERS IN GIRLS' TOMATO CLUB By ROSAMOND CLARK, County President. The Tomato Club, a branch of the Girls' Demonstration Work, was organized in Henry' county two years ago and has awakened much interest in the county, also received state honors. This work has been v in yogue in nearly all of the Southern States. There are thousands of girls in this organization that are accomplishing things with this work. The following is a list of the girls who won Fes in 1913: Sallie Brown, gold ring) by Roberts Bros. Drug Co. ; Annice Brown, gold ring, by Morton Bros. & Johnson. Blanche Riley, large picture, by J. R. Spicer. , May Bowden, stick pin, by J. E. Brady, jeweler, Cottage Grove. , . "Lucile Whitlock, $5.00 worth of cabinet photos, by Miss Fox. Lizzie Will Cole, box station ery, McSwain Bros. , ' Audra Weakes, half dozen cab inet size photos, by Jenkins. ' Mary Ross, $3.00 in money. Clyde Radford, box stationery, by Trevathan. Ivie Radford, box stationery, by Kirk's Drug Store. Irma Lambkin, large picture, by J. W, Blanton & Co. Nellie Baucum, handkerchief and glove box, by D. R. Choate, druggist. , v . : clMisses Lambkinfnfarge dox of stationery, by J. T. Gatlin. Edna Ray Olive, prize by J. L. Holland & Co. ., Humie Schofield, prize by Ma- dole & Boerner. Lucile Brizendine, large pic ture. Lena Hastings, large box sta tionery. Mary Booth, gold brooch, by Warren & Aden. WILL MAKE EFFORT TO Superintendent Joe Routon wishes all boys who desire to be come members of the Boys' Corn Club for the year 1914 to send their najnes to him at once, to be forwarded to Washington before the first of March. The greatest effort of all will be put forth this year to make the Henry County Boys' Corn Club a success. The least prize received by any boy last year was $4.00. A strong effort will be made this year to capture the State prize, r and there will be other prizes offered worth striv ing for. A prospective "banquet is in store for the club and many other interesting features. ' ( , Last year Benton county cap tured , the ' State prize. This should not have been, for Henry county soil is better, her stock finer, and certainly her boys can not be excelled in the United States. . , All boys from 12 to 18 years of age are eligible to membership. To The blic. I this day set on. ti. K. Barnett, free, and be sued and transact own business, the same as it .Tie were of legal age. ThisJaii. 1, 1914 V 2-6-2t W. A Barnett. -I mvvE m ' M ( i . Jna Olive, a year's subscription to Post-Intelligencer. . "" Mrs. O. C. Barton gave $10 which was used to purchase badges and prizes. i Tne Bank of Henry gave $1. White's rug store gave a gold bar pin. - . . '. We appreciate the interest that every one seems to take in this progressive movement, and es pecially those who gave - prizes as incentives in this work, al though the girls do not raise their tenth-acre for the purpose of se curing prizes nor for the honor of being a bonafide club member under the auspices of the United States Government, but for the excellent training that it gives them in industry, domestic sci ence' etc., also the financial ben fit derived from the sale of the tomato, both as fresh and canned vegetables, as girls make from $60 to $100 from a tenth-acre, thus outstripping the sturdy yeomanry who laugh at "book laming" and women's views on farming, for no Henry county- farmer has yet realized from $600 to $1000 per acre. : You may talk about keeping the boys at home by the intro duction of more powerful incen tives on , the farm, viz: better farming tools and the Corn Clubs, but if you wish to keep the boys on tbs jferify ,yqu must keep the girls. The Tomato. Clubs will solve that problem. We have one hundred names for 1914, but desire many more, and every teacher in Henry boun ty is reauested to organize a Club at his her school, sending me the names which will be sent to Washington. There are no fees attached to this: all will be sent literature full of instructions as to planting, etc. II. IV. Fitzgeral Camp U. C. V. met in the court house in Paris Feb. 2nd, with J. E. Daniel, first liea tenant commander, presiding, Prayer was offered by Chaplain G. K. Brooks. Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved. Upon motion a committee com posed of J. S. Orr and W. A. Hill was appointed to see Bro. Clark and arrange a time for an address from him to the Camp, at our next meetino if ennven ient an,itamake publication of the same. Jas. Aden was elected corres ponding secretary and, upon mo tion, he was requested to write to all of our. honorary members, sending greetings and inquiring after their health, etc. , Upon motion the Camp voted a contribution to the Sumner A, Cunningham Monument Fund and that all our members shall have a chance to contribute to same at our next meeting. X Resolutions of respect passed at a former meeting of thi3 Camp are published in another part of this issue of The Parisian. Mr. Jo 3 Gray has sold his in terest in the grocery of Gray Daniel Co., to Luther Miller, and will devote his time to the real estate business. L Many new school buildings have been erected in this county during the last few months and many more are in prospect for the near future. J The new buildings thus far re ported and their respective costs are as follows: Mt. Pleasant, $500; New Beth el, $500; Oak Hill, in the Old 25th, $500; Fairview, new addi tion, $375. The Henry School Improvement Company has re cently erected a new building at a cost of $6000.00. A new building will be erected in' the Old 16th district and nam ed Brister, in honor of our ex State Superintendent, the build ing to cost $2,400. Puryear will build a new school house out of white brick, manufactured at home. The building will repre sent an outlay of $6000.00. This school ' has about 150 pupils. Whitlock will build at a cost of $1,000. This school has an en rollment of about 150. Shady Grove and Crawford school hous es, both of which were recently destroyed by fire, will be rebuilt. The average term of the coun ty schools at present is about six months, but it is the intention of those who promote education to have the terms extended. CAMDEN TO SEE A Gen. J. W. Lewis of this city, is responsible for the report that all Camden turned out en masse last Monday to see a real live, groundhog. The mysterious lit tle critter which attracted so many curious ones on this occa sion is the personal property of Mr. Fred Rushing, a substan tial farmer, residing about eight miles north of Benton's capital. Mr. Rushing captured this little pig of the earth on his farm about eight months ago and de clares that since last November it has remained perfectly silent, in a dormant state, taking no nourishment except that which it e:ot from .constant sucking of its paws. Last Monday, the 2, however, it awoke and took lontr. lingering look at Old Sol and again reclined on its haun ches to live in dreamy swine land for forty days more. There is no longer any doubt in the minds of those Camden ites as to the existance of a real groundhog, for they went, they saw and are now convinced. What Becomes of Tennessee Mules? A Drominent stockman said Monday that most of the Tennes see mules were shipped to the sucar cane and cotton fields in Louisan." He further stated that the average life of a mule in that state was only two years owing to the ravages of insects and cruel treatment. The buffa lo gnats eat them up alive,- they are driven and worked to the limit and they are never shel tered from the weather, , It is pity that some of the finest stock of old Henry county has to come to such an unmerciful end. 'Next Monday the Ladies Aid of the Presbyterian church will on Blythe St. GROUNDHOG ALL PARIS WENT TO CHURCH SUNDAY. SUND'Y SCHOOL, TOO. Largest Sunday School Attendance At First Baptist Church In 20 Years; Large at Others. SPECIAL SERMONS DELIVERED There Avas a marked increase in attendance at the several Paris 1 churches last Sunday, at Sunday school and preaching. This ex. tra large attendance was due, to.:. the splendid work done by the committees from all of the churches of the city last week. It was truly ''Go-to-church Sun day" in Paris. 1 There were 230 attended Sun day school at the First Baptist . church, and large audiences at both the morning and evening , services. Dr. T. P. Hale, finan cial agent of the Louisville Sem inary, occupied the morning hour, his subject being "The Un profitable Servant." The pastor. Dr. W. H. Ryals, conducted the evening service. His subject was, "The Better Life," or "Purer Life." Dr. Ryals also spoke of the appreciable work done by the co-operative com mittee the jrpasti week, tnd exi , tended a gracious welcome to all strangers and those who had not attended church for some time. FIRST METHODIST. Holy Communion was observ ed at the First Methodist Church Sunday by an unusually large number. Pastor C. A Waterfield preached on church going, ' sub jept "Jesus Going To The Syna gogue." There. were 345 pres ent at Sunday school. Many aged people were present at the morning service. The attendance at the evening service was large and the pas'tor gave a review of the South mobilizing for ser vice. . - CHRISTIAN. There was a full attendance at the Christian Church for both services Sunday. The pastor's subject for the morning hour was, "The Faith Once Deliver-' ed." There was a full atten dance at Sunday school. In fact all the services of this live con gregation just about , taxe the seating capacity of the building. Hence the necessity for a more commodious building, which they will have in the near future. PRESBYTERIAN. - . Rev. JesseCorum preached for the Presbyterian congregation at I the court house at 11 o'clock last Sunday. The attendance was r about double the usual number. ? .the choir was complete arid the service was interesting and prof-f itable. There was also increas ed attendance at tha Sunday school. Several from Bethesda church heard Rev. Corum and a number of non-church goers were in the congregation. " -v : - y . It has been conservatively esti mated that nearly fifteen hun dred attended church and Sunday A school in Paris last Snuday. N. T. Thomas, registered pre scriptionist, formerly with Helm & Ellison, Hickman, Ky., has ac cepted a position at Choate'a Drugstore.