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But Only One Veribest Flour At AH Grocers Noble-Overbey Co. Dist'rs .he Veribest Flour Milled Into Highest Patent From Selected Soft Winter Wheat Especially for Biscuits,Cakes and Pastry Henry County's Only Democratic Newspaper; Publishes the TRUTH Without the Trimmings, and the FACTS Without the Frills." : . VOLUME XIX PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1914 NUMBER 32 , V f THOSE CASES GEN. RYE DID NOT TRY Banner, Afraid of the Truth, Refuses To Publish Lewis 9 Letter. Published By Tennessean and American. Paris, Tenn., Sept. 28, 1914. Editor of the Nashville Banner, Nashville, Tenn. Dear Sir Having read the many articles in the Banner in the last few days referring to the indictments found here in Henry county against Messrs. W. W. Lewis, H. W. Matheney, Robert McAdoo, W. W. Wisehart, Haggard, William Payne, T. A. Buford and two or three ne groes, and believing that you will publish the real truth con cerning these cases, I desire to submit the following statement of facts: First, I Bay that I am defend ing all of parties herein men tioned except Payne and the ne groes and I state that the attorney-general indicted all of my clients and Payne in four differ ent cases each, and there is not a name of any witness marked on any one of the indictments All of these indictments were based alone upon the fact that they had procured soft drink license except Matheney. who had a reg ular revenue license. I have been advised by at least three members of the grand jury that there was not a witness before the grand jury who testified to having bought intoxicating liquors from either one of the men mentioned. Gen. Rye ex amined nearly 100 witnesses and not a one of them testified to buying any intoxicating drink from these parties. The detendents whom I repre sent have been present and ready for trial and begging for trial at every term of the court, save the first time when they were in dicted, and Gen. Rye has each time continued the cases by per mission of the court over my protests and that of my clients, his evident purpose being to hold the indictments over them as a terror to them, knowing that he could .not convict them on trial, as I had from eight to ten wit nesses present who would have testified that the beer they sold was not intoxicating. The ef fect was, my clients, each and every one of them, abandoned the gale of any sort of beer. Mr, MeAdoo now i3 working for a respectable lumber compa ny here. Mr. Lewis is engaged in the grocery business, Mr. Wisehart, up to a short while ago, was in the bakery business, and is now in the teansfer busi ness. Mr. Buford is engaged in running an engine to the Mandle Clay Mining Company at Whit lock, Tenn. Mr. Matheney is running a respectable hotel, and soon after his indictment he pro fessed religion, joined the Methodist church and is living a consistent life. Every one of these parties, so far as I know oi have heard, is living a correct, moral lifa. Payne was arrested here by the detectives to which you al lude, as you say, in the basement of the courthouse, but in that basement there i a public closet to which all the citizens of the town and country have access, and there is no place in the closet or basement to hide or se crete liquor. I understand that the delivery of the whiskey to the detectivs by the other white man arrested was made ii a bus iness house of two of the most ardent supporters of Gov. Hoop er in this town, and it is believed by quite a number of the citizens that the whiskey was secured there. None of the parties ex cept the negroes mentioned in the many articles was ever charged with bootlegging, as I understand the term of bootleg ging, At the time they were in dicted they were engaged in run ning stores and other business houses, and were selling the beer in connection therewith, while we understond bootlegging to mean prowling over the town with liqour in the pockets. In this connection I want to relate a remarkable coincidence. A fevv weeks before the last detectives came here one was secured by J. R. Spicer, heretofore an ar dent supporter of Gov. Hooper, and a reputable minister of the Methodist church. Thi3 detect ive reported to them the names of several parties here, but Mr. Spicer said in a public meeting, some of which would startle the town if made public, and one of these, I am credibly informed, was a leader of the Hooper forces in this town, and at this busi ness house, many conferences of Hooper's supporters have been had. . Mr. Spicer was preparing to have warrants issued for these parties, when the detective mys teriously disappeared and has never' been here or heard of since he wrote Mr. Spicer want ing more money Ito come back and testify while Mr. Spicer had already paid him $20 and other good men here had paid as much. This incident speaks' for itself. As to the incident to which the Banner made mention, as to the arrest of the detectives who were here and reported some ne gro bootleggers, and as to .young Ezell, I desire to say this: The two detectives who were anested as per the Banner's statement came to Paris, one of them was blind drunk when ha got here, went to the Maxwell Hotel and went to bed and remained there drunk two days and' nights, so Mr. Maxwell, the proprietor, said. They adopted the ruse of selecting some nfegro and giving him muney to bpy whiskey for them and then ,'irre3ted the ne gro, this they did with young Ezell, who Wats not then 17 years old, and afte? getting the liquor gave him a drink of it and made him drunk, i Upon the trial of these negroes who they had inveighled into procuring? the liquor for them, they eaclps sat with a big pistol prominently displayed, . fr h e y were also guilty of prowling over the town with their pistols prom inently displayed, to the disgust and terror of our good citizens. Phis coming to my knowledge and (seeing the pistols myself on the Atrial before the magistrate, I caused the warrants to be is sued tor tnem and had them ar- Continued on last page! III i (p M f III jJtkfi "The reason why the state has had but little money to pay two administrations is very simple. The state funds had been Hooper's Memphis Speech. HON. JAMES B. FRAZIER SPEAKS IN PARIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 Tom Rye Clubs Being Formed All Over County. -People Become More Enthusiastic For Rye As Time For Election Draws Neari Hon. James B. Frazier will speak in Paris on Saturday, Octo ber 17th at the Courthouse in the interest of the Democratic ticket. Senator Frazier is one of the ablest speakers in America and will give the people who hear him something to think about. Everybody is cordially invited to hear Tennesse's distinguished ex-Governor on the above date at one o'clock d. m. A Tom Rye Club was organized in the 16th District of Henry county at the Sulphur Well Acad emy on Saturday night, October 3rd. Hon. T. V. Burton, for merly Chairman of the Indepen dent Executive Committee, was chosen President and Mr. Charles Simmons was elected Secretary, The Club now numbers 110 mem bers, which is about 50 more than McMillin received in that District in 1912. In an address to the Club, Mr. Burton said in part: "There is now no necessity for any Demo crat not voting for Tom Rye. The issues which have heretofore separated Democrats are no longer issues, and every Demo crat can and ought to support our county man, especially since he is as good a man as Hooper ever dared to be, and stands for Democracy both state and nation al." Enthusiastic citizens of he 16th District claim that Club will VERY SIMPLE r 1 Jilllt ' AW,WHIT THAT 4S COT TO OOW.TH v continue to increase in member ship until it becomes one of the biggest clubs in the county. Hon. S. P. Fitzhugh, of Paris, will address the Club at Elkhorn on Saturday night, October 10th, and a large crowd is expected to hear him. A Tom Rye Club will be organ ized at Routon in the 9th District of Henry county on Saturday night, October, 10th. Several good speakers will ad dress the Club on the occasion of its opening and it is expected Not John D. Atkins In the Banner of Friday, Oct. 2nd the statement was made that one John Atkins who de clared himself to have been a life long democrat publicly sta ted to Gov. Hooper that he was "for him" or words to that ef fect. Mr. John D. Atkins, only son of the late Gen. J. D. C. Atkins, fearing that someone might con fuse him with the Atkins above referred to Wishes to state that he not only did not make such statement but did not even see Gov. Hooper while here. To those who know Mr. At kins' life long devotion to the principles of democracy, this statement is unnecessary for the Parisian. believes that the leop ard will sooner change his spots than J jhn D. Atkins forsake the democratic party. on the bonded debt during my expended for other purposes." that a large and enthusiaetic crowd will be present. A Tom Rye Club will be or ganized in the 7th District of Henry county at Manleyville on Wednesday night, October 14th. Hon S. P. Fitzhugh will address the Club upon the occasion of its opening. Mr. Fitzhugh is an eloquent speaker and it is pre dicted that a large crowd of citi zens will hear him. A Tom Rye Club will be organ ized for the 13th and 14 th Dis tricts of Henry county at Pur year on Saturday, October 10th at one o'clock, p. m. Much en thusiasm is being shown and it is predicted that the Club will com pose almost the solid Democratic vote of these Districts. Mr. Alvis Littleton is in charge of the or ganization. Hon. S. P. Fitzhugh, of Paris, will address the Club at Puryear on fcs opening date. Hookworm Disease in Henry Co. Dr. W. S. Rude, of State Board of Health, has been mak ing an infection survey of Henry county for the past week to de termine the extent of hookworm dsease. 209 school children have been examined and 24 per cent of this number found in fected with hookworm disease The indications are that hun dreds of others of the county are suffering from this disease. BERRY UNMASKS THE TRUE HOOPER George L. Berry Spoke To Big Crowd At Courthouse Monday Night. Tells Facts About Hooper and His Gang. Hon. George L. Berry, of Rogersville, spoke here Monday night at the courthouse to a ell filled house, notwithstanding the fact that a big revival meeting is being conducted at the First Methodist church by the Rev. Wm. C. Swope, and in addition it was the opening night for an "all-the-week tent show,'' with the usual normal attractions, all of which indicates the great in terest evidenced in this cam paign. A number of railroad ard shop men were in the audi ence, and Mr. Berry made special reference to remedial railroad legislation, and attacked Gov. Hooper for his failure to bring about the enactment of the fel low servant's bill particularly. It was shown that notwithstand ing the governor's alleged inter est and support to this necessary law, he had nevertheless failed to recommend it in any of the many special calls for erra ses sions of the legislature during his administration. Mr. Berry pointed out in be half of the democratic party and its nominees, that the same broad support would be given the workers of this state by a state democratic administration, as has been exemplified by the national democratic administration of President. Wilson. Mr. Berry touched upon the temperance question, and said in the candidacy of Gen. Rye, .the party has offered to the citizen ship of this state a man of integ rity and responsibility, who be lieved and advocated the broad principles of temperance before our present chief executive was ever heard of. Mr. Berry de nounced the manner in which the prohibition question has been used by the governor as a politi cal asset and declared that if it was taken away from him he would drv up and blow away as a statesman. He said Hooper has used the prohibition ques tion for political purposes. The genuine temperance advocates of the state are exemplified, ac cording to Mr. Berry, in the statement of Gen. Morrell, of Knox county, a clean and honora ble republican, and the action of many of the members of the last legislature who practiced in temperance during the period of their abscondance shows their insincerity. The claim that the governor was made the "king of the hill billies" at the time of his Paris appearance, was answered by Mr. Berry in declaring that the governor had never turned a clod of dirt, but that if he was a hill billy he was a Texas or an Okla homa hill-billy, for it is in those states that he spent his salary as the governor of this common wealth in buying land instead of investing it at home. Mr. Berry compared the state of Tennessee with Ohio of five years ago when it was bedridden with monopoly and stagnant in dustrial conditions, which has I been changed through the elec tion of a democratic governor and legislature, and today stands out as one of the model, progressive and constructive states of the union. That if the voters of Tennessee will elect Gen. Rye for governor, Geo. Welch for railroad commissioner, and a democratic legislature, we will not only have a democratic legis lature, we will not only have a constitutional convention, but from it we will secure remedial , legislation that will place our x state in the vanguard of the states of the union. There were about four hundred people pres ent, and Mr. Berry was heartily applauded throughout his speech. COTTAGE GROVE. Misses Lemoine Anderson and Alma Webb spent the week end at their homes. Madam Rumor says a wedding will occur in our midst in the immediate future. Every one is always interested in weddings and Cottage Grove is no excep tion. Rev. Mayo, pastor of Baptist church filled his regular appoint ment Sunday. His discourse was the "Temptation of Christ." An excellent crowd was present at this service. Prof. Morgan entertained the school at chapel exercises Thurs day morning much to the delight of all present, as Prof. Morgan gives such entertaining and in structive lectures. Several attended Tri-State Fair at Memphis .last week. Among the number were, Misses Gama Cole and Lucile Brizendine, who were entertained by the Fair as representatives of Henry County Tomato Club. They report a most enjoyable trip. School at this place celebrated "Health Day" as per request of State Supt. Thompson. Dr. E. A. Travis, an ex-member of the County Board of Education and an efficient M. D., gave an ex cellent lecture. Compositions on "Tooth Hygiene" were read by representatives from each room and prizes of large tube3 of tooth paste and a traveling pack et were awarded for efficiency. Music added spice and variety to the program. A small tube of tooth paste was given to each student and visitor as a useful souvenir. A pretty box consist ing of soap, cold cream, tooth paste and talcum powder was presented each teacher. A new school building was discusaed for the people of Cottage Grove feel that the inefficient building that shakes when the bell is rung or a breeze of more than ordinary force blows and in which you wear a "slicker" on a rainy day if you wish to keep dry, is not in par with the pretty attractive homes, excellent bank, efficient business houses, etc. of this pro gressive town, and it is believed that by another year a beautiful brick building will be erected as an educational monument to Cot tage Grove. About 40 patrons were present at the school house Friday afternoon. Hear Frazier Saturday, Oct, 17 at the courthouse. L x -.