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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.
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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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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.
t With The Paris Churches.
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. .- . ..
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
; 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
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. . .
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. ,
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. ' " ' '
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
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
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.

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