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A 1 - ' 1 ' J a J I ' - it ... . White JDove Flour White Dove Floiiri Sold by J. D. and R PEr win, Hill & Hancock, W. W. Lewis, Wtx). Turner & Son. May be obtained from Mil ler & Daniel Co. J. T.Gathn J, E. Green, J. J, Nelson, hui & carter. ' VOLUME XIX PARIS, TENNESSEE; FRIDAY, MARCH 27. 1914 NUMBER 5 hiTTii iT ""l -Ti n r-" x 14. JURY HANGS IH THE ASSAULT CASE To the great ' astonishment of everybody who ' heard the evi dence, Wednesday afternoon the jury empowered to bring in a verdicton the McWilliams-Mos-ris-Martin . c is a . reported that thev could riot agree, aft-r con sidering the matter for ten hours. According to those who 'hesud the cas tried then was very ' little evidence' 'ariinst these Puryear gentlemen who are charged w ith assault. The public expression in their favor .was unanimous, all ex cept the jury, charged under solemn oath, believing that the men would be acquitted. Even the judge on the bench was surprised that the jury could not agree in fact he told them bo when they reported their disagreement In our some thirty years of ex perience in the newspaper busi ness we never before came in contact with a case exactly like this. We know" nothing of the merits of - the case, but we do know that according to the rules of evidence in this great, free America these men should have been set free. In every, state every accused man 1 is presumed to be innocent until proven guil ty BEYOND A REASONABLE D OUBT, men may be guilty but the evidence did not justify a ver- diet against them. We uuder stand two men only on this jury were for acquittal. Mr. Mc Will iams, especially, was freed from all blame by the judge but the . jury made no exception of him in considering the case. These men will have another trial and if no more evidence is brought out against them than 'Was produced at this trial then they will go hence without day. "Goose Girls" Entertain. Wednesday evening, March 18, the "Goose Girls" were hostess es to an elaborate reception giv en at the Elk's Hall. The club rooms were beautifully, decora ted in erreen and white, St. Pat- (Cjricks ideaVevailing everywhere. In the receiving line were Misses Grace Lewis, Sallie Chambers, Laura Jonps, Clara Rooch ;u..J Bettie Hunter. The reading room was beauti ful in ferns and shamrocks in which Misses Ruth, Lansdell and Corinne Lewis served frappe The dance hall was conveyed in to a garden beautiful with nalrr.s and ferns, where an ice course further carrying out the klor scheme, was served at m- uviauai taoies. iviusm was icu- At.i n .' - dered throughout the entire eve- Ining. After being served the Iguestswere usnereu inio a room tses ; Ruth Looney and jewis and to register. fcr in the evening dancing ijoyed. Chaperones . were J no. T. Currier, Chas. Cravis Morris. Mr. karris Morris. Mr. ?y Postlethwaite. & S.'.veeuey S? Paris a fine they sold to pers. Circuit Court Notes. State vs 0. C. Adams,, assault and battery, nolle prossed. ' State vs Bob Bailey, assault, not guilty. . 4 t .'; . State vs Bob Cox. Claude Cox and Curtis Cox, assault and bat tery, fined. Statw vs Mrs. C. Veasy Lee, assault and battery, not guilty. State vs Cordie Northington, felonious assault, plea of assault and battery, fine. CIVIL DOCKET. Lewis Sturdivant' "'vs Lena Sturdivant, divorce suit,'. contin ued. . ' - Sue Grainger by next friend, vs R H. Compton officer, judj e ment for plaintiff for property. W. T Jenkins vs B. W. Potts Co., judgment for defendant. Circuit Court adjourned Thurs day at noon - To Build Auditorium. President D. VV. Ruffin, of the Tipton CoUnty Farmers' Insti tute, Secretary C. W. Beasley and Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture, R. L. Dcberry, of Humboldt, held a conference for the purpose of outlining a cam paign to secure funds to build an auditorium at the experiment station at Jackson. The coun ties of West Tennessee generally are taking hold of the matter and it i3 hoped to make the en terprise a success. The Fool About Hoopah. The so-called Iddependent State Committee ' that met at Nashville Monday was Gov. Hooper's personally selected committee. Stahlman and Pitt were the leading figures. Stahl man is known to be "a fool about Hooper." Memphis Her ald. Henry Clay Hodge. Mr. H. C. Hodge, a prominent citizen and substantial farmer of Calloway county died Tuesday at his home near Hamlin, Ky. He had been ill only a few days and his death was a great shock to his many friends. Mr. Hodge was well known in Paris. Removes Trustees. Governor Hooper removed from office as Trustees of the West Tennessee Hospital for the Insane, D. W. Parron, Gilmer P. Smith'and J. W. Wilkes, and ac cepted the resignation of Trus tees, C. H. Joyner and Dr. W.M. Wright. . Marriage Licenses. J T Jones and Miss Sallie Mur dock Ira Summers and Miss Annie Baucum T E Wimberly and Mrs Mary Jane Stralton Vernon Parker and Miss Ed die Andrews Raymond Brown. Raymond Brown, 13-year-old son of Mr. James Brown, of near Mansfield died March 21. His death was caused by measles and pneumonia. The burial tcok place at Shiloh near Mansfield last Sunday. Notice to Creditors. All parties holding claims against the estate of H. Stevens, deceased, are hereby notified to file same with me duly proven as acquired by law this March '4. 1914. ' R. P. Crawford, Executor, 5-4t Hazel, Ky. All Roads Lead to Paris, Mecca The hotels and boarding houses of Paris all this week have been over flowing with guests. In many instances owners of private residences have been called upon to throw open their doors to take crre of people who could not be accommodated at the hotels. Paris is a busy place in the spring-time, the fall-time, the winter-time and the "good .old summer-time." Among the hundreds of guests who have stopped with Mine Host Trovillion this week we note the following: H. H. Pryor, Philadelphia; A. H. Waltefs, Cairo; R. W. Bourne Paducah: Hal Corbett, Paducah C. C. Miller, Jackson; W. Al Cantrell, Hopkinsville; A. .T' Whitnell, Hazel; A. I. Covington,' Paducah; 0. T. Pickard, MeKen zie; A. G. Summers, Humboldt Col. J. E. Maxwell's popular T While everything is yet chaotic as to who will be the aspirants before the conventions that will name candidates for Governor, there is considerable speculation as to who these men will be. Echo answers who up to the present time, but nine Regulars of more or less political promi nence and two men in the Inde pendent ranks have been "men tioned." Those in the Regular column whose names have been spoken in the same breath with the mention of the governorship are James B. Frazier of Hamilton, J. D. G. Mortin, Sumner; Lon McFarland of Wilson, John ;I. Cox of Sullivan, T. R. Preston of Hamilton, Judge S. J. Ever ett of the Ninth Congressional District, Judge Albert Roberts of Livingston, John R. Neal of Rhea County and A. R. Gholson of Montgomery County. Only two in the Independent ranks have been discussed open ly. They are Hon. Charles T. Cates of Knox aad W. W. Faw of Williamson. GOVERNORSHIP t With The Paris Churches. METHODIST . The Womsn's Missionary Soci ety of he First Methodist church gave a "Dollar Party" at the parsonage last Monday afternoon as a church benefit. A number of ladies were present, and each one was supposed to tell in rhyme how she earned the dol lar. This feature was very in teresting. r , . About $60.00 was made and the party was considered a suc cess. After the business hour a salad course was served by the committee. .- . .. GRACE CHURCH Sunday, March 22, in the ab sence of Mr. Kellar who. was holding" sesvice ii Mason and Brownsville, service at Grace Episcopal church was conducted by Judge Lytton Taylor morn ing and afternoon. He delivered a 'short impressive address on each occasion which was highly appreciated by those so fortu nate as to be present. March 29th. Sundaj School of West Tennessee tavern has also had to turn away many people this week. Among those to whom he extended the glad hand were: ' Geo Porter. Springfield, F. H. Barnes, Nashville; Joe L Stewart Whitlock: Joseph Cupp, Paducah; E H Haley, Memphis; Ed A Riv ers, Paducah; Dr. Clifford Morris and P C Buckwer, Puryear; J M Reynolds, Henry; G Y Douglas, Palm Beach, Florida; B F Ham beth, Clarksville. And then we have Major June Bug Browne, Gen. J Frank And erson and their better seven eighths, all members of the Cheer Up League, and who be sides their regular boarders have this week entertained a hundred or more transients. And there are others, including the Preston and Newberry's in West Paris which have, been taxed to ca pacity. IM PLEA FOR HARMONY ; Washington, Maarch 34. r-Following President Wilson's ring ing appeal for Democratic har- jjpnv m Tennessee, aenaior niSm'elds "and -Congressman C6r- dell Hull, Democratic national committeeman, gave out state ments urging the Democrats of Tennessee to heed the appeal of the president. "I have too much confidence in their intelligence, their loyal ty and their democracy to be lieve that they will fail their great leader in this hour of trial," declares Senator Shields, referr ing to the president's appeal to Tennessee Democrats to endorse the national administration by harmonizing past differences and uniting for the election offa Democratic State ticket. Mrs. Mary Derington. ; Mrs. Mary Ann Derington'who resided five miles east of Mans field died last week. Deceased was the' wife of Pete Derington, who survives her. The burial took place at Shiloh. Rev. Spaulding conducted the funeral. 9.45, Morning Prayer and Ser mon, 11:00, Evening Prayer, 4:30. Everybody Welcome. The Convocation of the West Tennessee Diocese of theEpisco pal church, will be held in Paris, commencing Sunday, April. 19th at 7:20 p. m. Everybody wel come. PRESBYTERIAN ' Rev. Lavender, of Cincinnati", will preach for the Presbyterian congregation at the Court House next Sunday morning and eve ning. All members are urged to be present. ...... The Ladies of the Presbyterian church will serve lunch the First Monday in April at the Court House or on the grounds if the weather i3 suitable. Ham and and chicken sandwiches, cake, pies and coffee will be served. All prepared and served Under the personal supervision of the ladies. Everything 5c each, The patronage of the public is solicited. . . SHOULD HEED WILSON S Ross For Chancellor. In this issue Chancellor J. W. Ross formally announces for Chancellor of the Eighth Divis ion, "subject to the will of the people at the August election 1914. Speaking of his announce ment the Jackson Sun (inde pendent) says: Judge Ross was appointed by Gov. Hooper to fill out the un- expir d term of Chancellor E. Bullock, who recently r e s i g n e d the position to resume the practice of law. Judge Ross is not unknown to the people of this county and al though comparatively a young man his experience as a practic ioner is large , and his attain ments in the law such as give his opion much weight with thes legal profession. Since his ap apointrrrent as Chancellor he has held court in this county and has demonstrated his familiarty with the laws of Tennessee and has shown keen perception of the equities involved in the contro versies arising in his court. His uniform courtesy and fairness to lawyers ' and litigants has won for him much favor in this coun ty, and we feel sure that his an nouncement will be very pleasing to his host of friends over this Chancery Division. , CAMDEN ITEMS. (cieizen) A Mr. Maddox and son of Ha zel, Ky., were in the city this week prospecting with intention of putting, in' an electric, light plant here. They have located a cite for the power house. They will return in a week or ten days to give out some definate plans. Here's hoping. Mrs. William Weatherly, Sr., died at her home on Rushings creek of pneumonia at the age of about 75 years She was a highly respected member of the Baptist church. She was a mother of our fellow-townsman, Mr. Bill Weatherly. Mr. James Snarks. a nrosm " ous and highly respected farm of the Rushing creek community died at his home Monday morn ing of spinal meningitis at thl age of about 40 years. He was a member of the Baptist church and is survived by a wife and three or four children. French Sells Grocery. Mr- H. French who for the oast ten years has been running a grocery and general store in North Market Street this week sold his establishment to Messrs. J. M. Carter and G. G. Hill. The style of the new firm is Hill & Carter. Both are pop ular and substantial business me.i; and'they are preparing to take care of the large trade which is certain to come their way. Mr. French's retirement was made necessary because "of his ill health. New Confederate Mouument. The monument to the Confed erate dead of Gibson County, or dered some time ago of the Eclipse Marble & Granite Works by the Nathan .Bedford Forrest Chapter, TJ. D. C. is advancing rapidly to complexion under the expert chisels of the granite sculptors of the Eclipse Works. Thi3 monument, which Is to be erected in the little U. D. C. street park on East' Main street, is of most beautiful design and will present an imposing appear ance. ' " ' ' UN ONE YEAR AS PRESIDENT We take pleasure in reproduc ing from the Louisville Herald, a Republican newspaper, the fol lowing. The Herald is one of the cleanest, fairest and most level-headed papers coming to our exchange table: v One year ago today! Do you khow what happened? When we recall the date March 4 perhaps you will. Woodrow Wilson became Pres-" ident of the United States. Coming into office after a brief term of public service as Gover nor of New Jersy and with com paratively slight acquaintance with national legislation or legis lators, Prssident Wilson , has made a decided "hit" in the hardest job on earth.'1 ; ' He has established a wonder ful grip on the public's confi dence. He has few detractors, and there is a general feeling that he is able and "square' He has shown a remarkable power, t or perhaps it would be more tasteful to say influence, over Congress, and it is to this that may be attributed much of what has been accomplished in so short a period. The revision of the tariff and reform of the banking system are notable achievements of his first year in the White House. He started with a programme carefully thought out and he has stuck to it as a builder to his plan. It is too early to judge of this programme's adequacy what has thus far unfolded, though giving hope, is but the beginning. The tariff and currency legisla tion satisfied an almost unani mous demand, but there are new problems to be solved and the people are hoping that Wood row Wilson will measure up to the needs of the day. We be lieve he will. There is no question as to the teidents intentions, lie ;eans to do right. He is doing us best. It is the patriotic duty ,the country to stand ' behind n solidly in his handling of perplexing foreign questions. "Tag Day." The First Monday in April will be "Tag Day" in Paris, ur.ter the auspices of the Ladies .id Society of t h e Presbyterian church. Benefit of the new church building fund. This is a worthy cause and one in which all are more or less interested. It is hoped that everyone will lend encouragement and give freely of their dollars and dimes on that day! Committees of the ladies and . girls of the town will be station ed on all prominent streets and corners, so let every one be ready, with the dimes in order to get by and save time, . ' Let everybody help in this work. Mrs. D. W. Hunt Hurt f Last Friday morning Mrs. I). W. Hunt, a compositor on the Post-Intelligencer was severely hurt when she slipped on the ice near the Dixie Theatre. She suf- tered a sprained Knee and other injuries and has not been able walk since the accident. Mr. T. N. Walthal, of Clar ville, is here visiting his sis Mrs. Clyde Spicer.