There Are LoU of Bestn
Cut Or-ly One
At All Grocer
Noble-Overbey Co. Dist'rs
John Thomason is Leading
In State Comptroller's Race
It becomes more apparent each
. day as order is ' being restored
from political chaos in Tennessee
that it is the purpose and
intent of the legislature to
elect John BzThomason, ef
Memphis, formerly of Paris,
Comptroller of the State. v
That he will make the ; best
one the state has ever had is the
belief of all who have knowl
edge of his efficiency and supe-
. rior aMlitfes .as 8 - clean-cut,
clearheaded business man. Be-
' yxnid Question under his direc-
- ' tion the affairs of the Comptrol-
er's office would be wisely ; and
John Thomason as a man, as
a public , official and as a demo
crat has been weighed in the
balance and has never been
. found wanting. No man in
Tennessee has contributed more
financially, : according sto bis
means, to the Democratic party
than John Thomason. He is one
of the most popular men in the
state,; and deservedly-so. Of
LAMAR GRANTS APPEAL
IN LEO M. FRANK GASE
Justice Ljimar, of the United
States Supreme Court on Monday
granted an appeal from the de
cision of fee Georgia federal
court, whicli refused to release
Leo M. Frank on habeas corpus
proceedings j Frank is under a
death sentence for the murder of
, Mary Phagai, an Atlanta facto
toryVT.wxhe celebrated case
now comes before the highest
couit in the land, the goal for
which the attorneys for the con-
demned man have been fighting
for weeks. " Once previously
appeal was denied him in another
phase of the proceedings.
Ia the present proceeding Leo
Frank's attorneys argued to the
Georgia Federal court that the
state courts, in which Frank was
convicted of murder, had lost
jurisdiction because Frank was
convicted without a fair trial and
in an atmosphere of mob vio
lence. ; Frank 13 under sencence
to die on January 22, but Jus
tice Lamar's "action effects an
indefinite stay of execution. The
. belief is growing that Frank is
absolutely innocent of the hor
rible crime attributed , to him.
He was convicted solely upon the
, testimony of a drunken negro.
SHOWS HEAVY INCREASE
y The"; increased acreage in
wheat sown ' in Tennessee this
fear over last is 146,000 acres,
intj in the United States over
b 200, 000 acres. The condition
the crop is 88.3 per cent as
compared with 90.3 per cent,
. ' T it-
e ten year, average, n me
jresent per ceni. oi crop conai-
I )ns can be maintained until the
est, with the increased acre-
this country's increased pro
duction would he mare than
100.000,000 bushels over last
year. In all other crops this
country , should heavily increase
its acreage if it expects to meet
coming exigencies and the de
mand: that will be created by the
nonproduction of Lurope.
STATE WHEAT CROP A
charming personality, unosten
tatious, honest and true, liberal
and frank, ne has won his way
into the hearts of all men who
know him. ' For the past several
years he has been a ; resident bf
Memphis, and no man in the
Bluff city stands higher than he.
When his candidacy was an
nounced every representative in
that city declared ; for him and
nearly all others in West Ten
nessee followed suit. The busi
men of Memphis met and en
dorsed his candidacy, and Henry
countiansin mass meeting also
commended him. 1 ;
leading man in
were by popular vote his ma
jority would be overwhelming.
The Parisian desires to give
unqualified endorsement to his
candidacy and has supreme
faith in his ultimate success.
John B. Thomason is a live
wire and a winner.
National prohibition is a dan
gerous proposition said former
President William H. Taft speak
ing before the, Boston Bar Asso
ciation Monday night.
"It would revolutionize the na
tional government,',' he said. "It
would put on the shoulders of
the government the duty of
sweeping the doorsteps of every
home in the land. If national
prohibition legislation is passed
local government would be de
destroyed. And if you destroy
local government you destroy
one of the things which go to
make for a healthy condition of
the notional government.
"National prohibition is non
enforceable; it is a confession on
the part of state governments of
inability to control and regulate
their own special business and
dutv; if the matter were placed
under federal control it would re
sult in creation of a machinery
of government officials large
enough to nominate any presi
dent and would offer too great
an opportunity to persons seek
ing to perpetuate their power in
Puryear Residence Burns.
Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock
the residence of E. E. McDaniel
burned at Puryear, together with
all his household goods. It is
not known how the fire started,
as Mr. McDaniel and family
were in Mayfield where they had
been visiting for several days.
The total loss is estimated at
$1500, insured at about half val
... On Monday morning of last
week,' the residence of T. F.
Morris, eight miles west of Paris,
was consumed by. fire, oily
part of the contents of the house
were saved, but the loss of the
building is partially covered by
insurance. , ,
The fire originated from a de
fective flue. .
'Henry County's Only Democrmtic Newspaper,
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PARDON OF H. YOUTSEY
': L. ' ... . v.-;
. Henry Youtsey, serving a life
term in the Frankfort,' Ky., pen
itentiary for complicity in the
murder of Wm. Goebel, 14 years
ago, is circulating petitions for a
pardon and has applied to Jus
tus Goebel, the murdered man's
brother, for help to secure his
release. In an interview given
to Cincinnati papers Mr. Goebel
says Youtsey is misrepresenting
facts in his pardon application.
He also says he has spent $200-
000 to convict the assassins of
his brother and that it would be
a shame and a disgrace to the
stete to release Youtsey.. He
will in an open letter ask the
convict to explain fully the part
he played in the murder plot.
All the others implicated in the
murder of Gov. Goebel were
pardoned-several years ago by
Augustus E. Willson, former Re
publican governor of Kentucky,
and Caleb Powers, the brains of
the conspiracy, and from whose
office the fatal shot was fired.
was immediately elected to con
gress by the mountain Republi
cans, and yet struts about the
national capitol, a disgrace to the
nation, ostracised by the mem
bership of his own state and de
spised by all.
Though the attorneys , who
prosecuted the band of cowardly
assassins were convinced that
Jim Howard, a mountain gun
man,' fired the shot that kilied
Goebel, yet there is ample evi
dence that Youtsey procured the
rifle and the cartridges for the
dastardly work, wa3 in the room
when the shot was fired, and
would have fired it himself but,
like the craven coward that he
is, his nerve failed him at the
DEATH OECHAS. JAMES
FORMER PARIS CITIZEN
Mr. Charles B. James, founder
of the James sanitorium for the
cure of the liquor habit at Mem
phis and a former citizen pf
Pans, died recently after , an ill
ness of several weeks. . Mr.
James was one of the best known
men in the south. He did much
for humanity, and thousands of
men have been cured, of the
liquor disease it is a disease
and a distressing one at his
noted institution. He is surviv
ed by his wife and three sons.
The burial was in Elmwood cem
etery at Memphis.' ,
' Cotton in Henry.
There were 1545 bales of cot
ton, counting round as half bales,
ginned in Henry county, from
the crop of 1914 prior to Dec. 13
1914, as compared ' with 2120
bales ginned prior : to Dec. 13.
1913. ; . -
The United States is on .the
verge of the greatest prosperity
the country, has ever known.
We have reached the bottom af
ter a- period of ; decline, and
thingslare now getting, better
every day. George B. Caldwell,
Presidem of the ; Investment
Bankers' Association of Ameri-
Sloth. maketh all things
cult; industry easy.
Publishes the TRUTH Without the
TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JANUARY I, 1914
CLERK CHARGED WITH
George Slaughter, circuit clerk
of Marshall county, Kentucky,
has been indicted on the charge
of burning the Benton court
house which was destroyed by
fire just before .Christmas. ':
The night the building was
burned it was at first thought
that Slaughter had perished in
the flames, but it developed that
he skipped out that night and
was later apprehended in Cairo.
v Slaughter claims' that a lamp
exploded at his desk, from which
the fire originated, and he then
weaves a tale about becoming'
panic- stricsen ana running away
after witnessing, he says, the
conflagration from a warehouse
nearby, where he claims to have
concealed himself. v There are
apparent discrepancies even in
the story of his flight, and his
actions throughout the whole af
fair appear to be either that of a
madman or a plain, ordinary
100-proof damphool. ,
' The evidence against young
Slaughter is strong. He was
short in his accounts about five
hundred dollars and the day for
settlement was at hand. A few
hours . previous to the fire he
purchased five gallons of coal
oil. The e.mpty can was found
intact in the ruins. The flames
spread with marvelous rapidy,
indicating that some inflammable
substance had been spilled upon
the floors. CThese and other re
markable . circumstances are . in
support of the grand jury's ac
cusation that Slaughter applied
the torch. He tendered his res
ignation as circuit clerk which
was promptly accepted. His bond
was, fixed at $2,500, which he
gave and was released. Emi
nent counsel has been employed
to defend Slaughter at the trial
which comes on next April. ,
Monday at Trenton J. A. Al
ford was acquitted of the mur
der of Harry C. Coulter. The
case went to the jury Saturday
evening previous. A year ago
Alford was acquitted of the kill
ing of Harry Coulter's father.
In September 1913, Alford met
the Coulters at the station in
Trenton and with two automatic
pistols killed them both "almost
instantly. Though the men were
unarmed Alford pleaded self
defense. The killing was the
result of continued .visits -to
Alford's home by one of the
Coulters, who persisted in illicit
relations mih Alford's wife.
GLARKSVILLE FIRE LOSS
. Fire at Clarksville Tuesday
night which threatened the en
tire business section destroyed
a block of buildings causing a
loss "of $200,000. 'Among the
property burned was Elder's
opera house; Lillian theatre,
Grizzard's hardware' store, Pos-
tal Telegraph office, Clarksville
J buggy house, coco cola plant and
Elder-Conroy wholesale house.
The fire originated in the opera
house. Three of the buildings
belonged to Martin Elder and
were worth $25,000, insured for
half value. '
Trimmings, and the FACTS Without the
1 ' ' ' .
FOOLISH NASHVILLE SUIT
Attorney General A. B. Ander
son of Davidson county has filed
a bill in behalf of Mrs. Ella Lea
to annul the charter . of the
Lewisburg & Northern Railroad
Co., which has had a most disas
trous result in Nashville. There
were so many unemployed men
in that city that the ' Board of
Trade had been compelled to un
dertake to provide , employment
for fit least a part of them. Right
in the midst of this .work this
bill ig filed and stopped all work
on the large reservoir, pipe line
and stone crusher, in one day
throwing five hundred men out
of , employment. The pay roll
was about $5,000 a week, almost
every dollar of which went into
the channels of trade in Nash
ville. From the accounts as
published, and an interview in
the Nashville Banner with H. C.
Williams, Chief Engineer of the
Lewisburg & Northern, it would
appear that the suit was brought
on a mere technicality. Certain
ly the people o'f the State, and
especially the people of Nash
ville who are or should be, most
directedly interested, would not
want the Lewisburg & Northern
Railroad destroyed on a techni
cality. From the published ac
counts it appears that the "inju
ry" of Mrs. Lea rests solely on
the fact that a. pipe, lina is to be .
laid in a turnpike in which she
will have an interest in the event
that the turnpike is ever aban
doned by the public. Something
not likely to happen. The fact
that Mrs. Lee had been offered
$10,000 for a right of way across
her farm, which she declined, is
a puzzle which has yet to be
ELKS CHRISTMAS BALL
WAS BRILLIANT AFFAIR
The twelfth annual Christmas
ball of the local order of Elks
was given at their home on
Market street Wednesday night.
It was a beautifully arranged
affair and the society folk of the
citv were out in full force, The
following out-of-town visitors at
tended : Miss Bunch Stanford,
Lexington; Miss Bernice Ed
wards, Murray; Misses Somer
ville, Mississipi; Mrs. Lansdell's
visitor, Miss Penick; Messrs.
Dunlap and Sharp, Humboldt;
Messrs. Harwood , and Hughey,
Trenton; Joe Whitnel, Murray;
Miss Phil Roach, Clarksville.
The chaperones were, Mesdames
Lansdell, Carter, Barham. Ew
ing, and Miss Clyde Trevathan.
Punch was served ' by Misses
Kate Barham and Lor en e Lans
dell. The decorations were pur
ple and white. Music was fur
nished by Hillman's orchestra!
of Paducah. .
Good Roads Meeting.
The Henry County Good Roads
Association will meet in the
rooms of the Paris Business
Men's Club Saturday to . elect a
delegate to the State Good Roads
Convention, to be held in Nash
ville in January. The associa
tion will instruct its delegates lK
declare for a county-site-to-coun
ty-site highway system and the
'working of jshort-time convicts
upon the county and state high -
ways, r' , ( -
. ' '
mr - ' mm rai : . Jalng so eafely quick, to
NOW WltnOUt Ave- No difference how
fetomach is disordered you
The Fifty-ninth General As
sembly will , convene in Nash
ville Monday at noon. The Dem
ocratic caucus for legislative
offices will be held , Saturday
night There is no dearth .of ap
plicants for the various positions.
It is apparent that Hu Anderson,
of Jackson, has a walkover for
Speaker of the Senate, while W.
P. Cooper, of Shelby ville, is the
leading candidate for Speaker of
the House. .....
The lobby of the Maxwell
Housethe preliminary political
arena, is a seething , mass of hu
manity, and all legislators who
have had their hands smashed
up and their shoulders dislocated
1914 COTTON CROP IS
The United States department
of agriculture estimates the 1914
cotton crop at 15,969,000 bales.
This is the largest production In
the history of the cotton indus
try." The 1911 crop held the re
cord to the past year with a pro
duction of 15,690,701 bales. It
is estimated that there is at least
two million bales in the field,
much of it'deserted by discour
aged farmers and .wilL probably
never be picked. . f
The 1914 crop also ' ranks
among the largest in production
per area, averaging 203 pounds
per acre, and reaches the low
w ater mark in price. The price
officially estimated for the 1914
crop is 6 cents the pouud, in
contrast with an average price
of 12 cents the pound in 1913
and a production of .182 pounds
per acre. : .
Wealthy Negro Pie.
A special f rbm McKenzie to
the News Scimitar says: Andy
rince, whose death was record
ed here was one of the wealth
iest negroes in Carroll county.
Living a few miles north of Mc
Kenzie for the last 15 years, by
industry a n d frugality he
amassed an amount of property
that runs well into the thousands.
Owning 600 acres of good farm
and, -more than 100 head of
horses and cows, threshing ma
chine and swine, he was? hjghly
respected by white people, and
at the same by his own color.
He was polite and unassuming,
and furnishes an example of
what hard work and persistence
will do for a farmer, no matter
what the color of his skin. While
this is an exceptional case, there
Carroll county, both farmers,
fl0;0i fa I
above the $10.000 mark.
; A ten-year-old son of Dr. W.
B. Stokes, of Farmington, Ky.,
Monday afternoon was accident
ally shot with a small rifle by . a
companion while they were out
hunting. The ball struck the
lad in' the eye putting it out and
entering his, head. ' His condi
tion is serious,' ' ' ' .
. Big Deal Falls Through.
.Mr. Isaaev Hellwanger was in
Jbo'inding tJillows last weeK on
busir;, and came within twen
'ty cents of buying a good cow.
Fripe's Diapepsin ends
Winter misery in five
1 you eat hit back
-iffrork badly; ferment
o.f PP an(1 caUBB 'k'
i . kach? Now, Mr. or
fct this down: Pape'a
vwil, everything, leaving
'.nd nnaat vnu. There
,iappy relief in five minutes.
l pleases you most is that it
Aens and regulates your stom
ou can eat your favorite foods
Cludq fear. ' -
teei different as soon as "Pape
clonia" comes in contact with the
- vdlstress Jus vanishes your
i "ch gets sweet, no Eases, no belch
gCcn,eructalonB of undigested food.
'"-make the best investment
went to unletting a large fifty-
allow to take no
the contests." J.
Henry county's representative.
left for Nashville yesterday. Na
than D. White and Harry Wilson,
candidates for assistant clerk of
the House, are there, busily en-.
gaged in their canvass. Other
citizens of the city and county
will go to the capital today. '
Since the above was put in
type all opposition to Anderson
and Cooper has withdrawn. T
Fir of unknown origin de
stroyed the f B. W. Potts Co.
store at Jones' mill; Christmas
morning at 3 o'clock. The build
ing belonged to W. T. Holly and
was valued at $1,500. No insur
ance was carried upon it. The -merchandise
company had a gen
eral stock conservatively esti
mated as being worth $15,000,
which was insured for about
$10,000. .Two hundred and fifty -
hens and 150 bushels of stock
peas were also destroyed.
' The stQrehouse: will be rebuilt
as soon as possible and the same
management will continue the
business. It is one of the larg
est mercantile concerns in the
county and commands an im
mense trade. The members of
the corporation are M. G. Craw
ford, V. R. Crawford and J. T.
Gatlin. 1 . ,
Henry Masons Elect.
Holly Springs Lodge, No; ; 146, ' '
F. and A. M., of Henry, Tenn..
has elected and installed the fol- 1
lowing officers: Worshipful Mas- -
ter, J. T. Allen; Senior Warden, . j '
Lewis H. Piatt; Junior ' Warden, '
J. B. Peebles; Senior Deacon, H. . 1
L. Edwards; Junior Deacon, J.
E. Phelps; Treasurer, G. T. Ca-
ton; ' Secretary, J. , M. Baker;" '
Chaplain. J. W. Hamlin. ' - .
LUTHER P. OLIVE FOUNDs
UNCONSCIOUS AT HOME
On Christmas eve about 8 ' '
o'clock Luther P. Olive, a prom
inent Paris citizen, was struck- 1
and thought to have .'been only ,
one, at or near tne ..corner or
Washington and Poplar streets.
He went on to his home on Head":!
street and shortly after reaching
there became unconscious. His ,
family was away on a visit and
Mr, OliVe ' was ; alone ;; andl
wjthout medical or othej at-. '.
tention from Thursday night Un
til the Monday , followjng at "
eleven o'clock, when a little boy
who called at the house discov
ered him in ,a halfTfrozen
and semi-conscious state and no
tified the neighbors. For some-'
time after being found the
stricke.1 man hovered between
life and death but his condition "
is now improving. ' '
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