News from Paris
Matt Grigsby, of Paris, is the owner of a peach which
grew directly out of a limb an inch in diameter. There
was an absence of leaves as well as a small twig upon
which peaches usually grow.
a recent session the Monroe County Court it was agreed
to build a bridge in Paris over a branch on the way to
the Fair Grounds, the structure to be 20 feet wide and
60 feet long and cost not to exceed $5,000. the bridge
will be completed before the 1924 Monroe County Fair.
May Cottingham has been allowed $8,000 from the estate
of her father, according to the verdict of a jury. She
had sued for $10,000 in payment for caring for her
father. She received a verdict of $4,000 in the
probate court and appealed the case.
Ray Mathews was divorced from his wife, Helen Mathews,
who did not appear in court.
H. Brinker, north of Paris, a cigar maker of many
years experience here, has rented the Baskett building
formerly occupied by the Richmond Studio, and will
start a cigar factory. Mr. Brinker plans to open for
business by October 1st, but has not
decided under what brand name he will sell his
large number of persons of the Strother vicinity
gathered with a basket dinner and gave Mr. and Mrs.
Zeno Reid a farewell surprise dinner. The Reids are to
move to Hannibal soon. Those in the gathering were: Mr.
& Mrs. Vern Jelly and family, Byron Wilkerson and
family, Mrs. Horace Wilkerson and family, Mr. &
Mrs. Miller Dashner and family, Miss Lizzie Hunt, Mrs.
George Dowell and son, Mr. & Mrs. Horace Bybee and
daughter, Mr. & Mrs. John Turner, Mr. & Mrs.
Uel Cline and family, Mr. & Mrs. Verd Gahan and
family, Mr. & Mrs. Claud Crow and son, Mrs.
Gutherie and daughters, Mr. & Mrs. Dan Rogers and
family, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Wilson, Mr. & Mrs. Jack
Peake and son, Frank Smith and family, Mr. & Mrs.
Mappin Belmer and family, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hurd
and daughter, Mr. & Mrs. Guy Reid and daughter of
Columbia, Mrs. Frank Hanna and family, Miss Margaret
McGill, of Chicago, Miss Loretta Bybee, Mrs. Sallie
Scobee and daughters.
Gentry and son, Jesse, narrowly escaped a disastrous
collision late Sunday afternoon at the Catholic church
crossing in Stoutsville, when Jesse, who was driving,
turned the car sharply down the side of track just in
time to avoid ramming head on to a fast Wabash freight
going south. The Gentry car was coming from the south
and the freight was not seen by the occupants until
the engine had come onto the crossing and only a few
feet intervened between it and the car. S. T. Dooley,
who was passing along the road, called to Gentry and
drew his attention to the freight. In the attempt to
avoid crashing into the moving train, the Gentry car
was turned down the high, steep embankment at the west
of the road but escaped overturning. Dave Noonan of
Paris was standing just across the track and witnessed
Priest, driving a Chevrolet touring car, ran into a
fence at Board Bros. farm, southwest of Paris, last
Friday, seriously damaging the radiator, a fender and
other parts of the car. Mr. Priest was looking at the
rear wheels to see if one of his tires was down when
his car swerved to the ditch.
Priest went to New London Sunday to visit his brother,
Judge Henry Priest, who was seriously sick. The
brother is 81 years old.
Roy Key and Mr. Robbins were bringing a barrel of fish
from Hannibal last Thursday night to the Key fish fry
near Santa Fe, they were held up at New London to see
what they had. After finding the barrel contained only
fish they were allowed to proceed on home. Key
and Robbins won’t say whether the men who held them
up were revenue officers or thirsty friends.
from the Monroe County Baptist Association composed of
14 churches state that at a recent revival 23 persons
were admitted to the by confession and 25 by letter or
Davis received $100 damages in a recent term of court
from Ora Bradley and J.D. Tully who sold him an
unsound mule for $115 which was warranted all right.
Boomer has been given the privilege by the court of
adopting David C. Norman, 26 years of age.
Article from the Monroe County Appeal reprinted in the
Perry Enterprise dated September 13, 1923; submitted
by MaryBeth Kirtlink.