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I White Dove Flour Sold by J. D. and R PEr win, Hill & Hancock, V. W. Lewis, Wm. Turner & Son. Hill & Carter, Mike Frazier White Dove Flour May be obtained from Mil ler & Daniel Co. J. T. Gathn J, E. Green, J. J. Nelson, Howard & Jobe, Scates, Caldwell & Co. "Henry Couuiy's Only Democratic Newspaper; Publishes the TRUTH Without the Trimmings, and the FACTS Without the Frills." VOLUME XIX PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1914 NUMBER 15 .1 Jne . r siiriiSEsiini i ) 4. .X GRAND Home Guard BUSINESS MEN MEET AND ORGANIZE CLUB Mayor James M. Freeman Elected President; Other Officers Named. MEET AGAIN TO-NIGHT - One of the most progressive moves Paris has made in years was the organization of the Paris Business Men's Club on last Fri day evening. About three score of the leading business and pro fessional people of the city met at the courthouse on that date with Mayor James M. Freeman acting as chairman, and proceed ed to effect a permanent organi zation. Mayor Freeman was made permanent president, F. M. VanCleave, first vice-president. The following board of directors was elected: H. S. Brown R. L. Dunlap, W. C. Johnson, W. D. McSwain, Jno. R. Rison, Joe Weinbaum and R. J. Jones. Other members will be added to this board if it is thought advisable to do so. A code of by-laws was adopted. R. L, Dunlap read a paper on freight rates showing wherein thousands of dollars could be saved annually to the people of this city and county by a reduc tionof rates, which it is possible to obtain through an organized effort of a business men's club. It was also pointed out that only through concerted action upon the part of this body can we ever hope to enjoy a lower rate of fire insurance. All are agreed that the savings to be derived from these two sources alone, which run well up into the thousands annually, aside from the numer ous other advantages it will af ford, is well worth the effort re quired to maintain this organi zation in Paris. Now, that we have the work started, men, let's everybody push and nobody pull back. Come out to the meeting at the court house tonight and by your pres ence show that you stand for a bigger, better, healthier, happier city and we can make Paris the greatest industrial and commer cial center between Paducah and Memphis. We' have the best county in Tennessee, abounding in natural resources, and every citizen of this town should feel proud that he is a resident of the county capitol. Come oyt Friday night, men, one and all, get the spirit of the thing itself, then pull, push, boost, and if necessary fight for the greater thirigs that are with- easy reach. s Democratic Committee Called to Meet A meeting of the Henry Coun ty Democratic Executive Com mittee is hereby called to meet at the Court House in Paris at 2 o'clock pi m., Saturday June 6, 1914, for the purpose of promul OVATIONS GIVEN TENNESSEE'S NEXT GOVERNOR! in Large Numbers Motored to Hollow Rock Junction to Meet Distinguished Parisian! Compliments Paris and The Parisian m Nashville, Tenn., June 1, 1914. Hon. James M. Freeman, Paris, Tenn. My Dear Mr. Mayor: It was my privilege as well as my pleasure to receive the Parisian of Friday, May 29th, 1914; which edition looked good, read good, in fact was good. The news referring especially to the efforts of your citizens in organizing a business organization-for Paris, was indeed inter esting to the writer. I remem ber well while acting in the ca pacity of Secretary of the Nash ville Board of Trade our special committees representing this or ganization, including the work of the Booster Club and the Ten nessee State Fair movement vis ited Paris, and were well re ceived by your citizens, and the hospitality and kind treatment accorded those comprising the old Southern genuine type. My belief: is that not onlv cities' and towns, but hamlets should have business organiza tions. From the present knowl edge of both conditions of your progressive "city together with the earnestness and go-aheaded- ness of your citizens, I feel that this organization will from its incipency succeed, and in my opinion, your splendid people will reap a substantial benefit from these organized efforts. While I resigned my official position in connection with our Nashville organization, January 22, 1914, yet I am keenly inter ested in the work in general, and this is to assure you that not only is it my pleasure to send through you to your citizens my congratulations, and best wishes, yet on the other hand, if at any time I can serve you, command me. For the benefit ' of your mem bership committee, I enclose you the results of thought based on actual experience which, I be lieve, to be of some benefit to them in their efforts. Very truly yours, E. S. Shannon. gating a plan for the nomination of a. Democratic candidate to represent Henry county in the next Legislature. All members are urged to attend. ' . D. E. Bomar, Chairman. BUSINESS PRACTICALLY SUSPENDED FOR ONE HOUR IN PARIS LAST FRIDAY; When the 11:20 N. C. & St. L. train drew up to the station in Paris last Friday morning cheers oi welcome rent tne air ior our 41 . . m honored citizen, Thomas C. Rye, upon his return from the glorious Democratic convention in Nash ville, which unanimously accord ed him the nomination for gover nor of Tennessee, THE WHICH he will surely be after the votes are counted in November. The "little group" of people referred to by the Nashville Ban ner, who met Mr. Rye upon his return home, numbered many hundreds, and he was escorted to his residence by a procession of friends and admirers which in length and number, would have done credit to a city much larger than the "little village' where Stahlman abides. The Banner's statement wa3 a false mis-statement of facts, directly in keep ing, however, with almost every thing else it states. So eager was the home guard to meet Tennessee's next gover nor, many of them could not wait until the train arrived, but autos were called for and straight way they sped to Hollow Rock Junction, there abandoning their cars and boarding the "Rye Special" for home. It was not known until late Friday morning just what train would bring our distinguished son home, when a message was received that he would be aboard the 11:20 N. C. & St. L. Had this message been received two The membership of Jones Chapel Baptist church at India dedicated their new church building last Sunday by an all day service and dinner on the ground. Rev. J. W. Joyner, the pastor, delivered the dedication sermon at 11 o'clock a. m. The completion of this new church is a great complement to the energy and get-up of Rev. Joyner and his loyal member CHAPEL CHURCH The. Proposed $25,000 Christian . Plans for the new Christian church on Dunlap street are ex pected in a few days. The build ing will be a modern combination church and Sunday-school audi torium, with a combined seating CITIZENS WELCOME hours earlier fully five thousand people would have composed the committee of reception. Busi ness wa3 practically suspended from the time the train drew in to the station until Mr. Rye was safely ensconced in his own dom icile surrounded by his happy lit tle family, whose faces were ra diant with joy unexpressable. Speaking of the reception giv en Mr. Rye along the road from Nashville to Paris, the Tennes sean and American of Saturday said: "Democracy arose , with the sun Friday morning to greet the democratic nominee for governor, Gen. Thomas C. Rye, on his tri umphant journey back to good old Henry county, from whence he had come to accept the leader ship of his party to a great and glorious victory. Ovation after ovation marked the brief itinerary of the special car which carried the popular nominee and a large crowd of his admirers back to his native heath, and notwithstanding the earliness of the hourr-the people of more than a dozen towns were at the stf ns to cheer their leader and assure him of their hearty support and belief in a democratic victory in November. Between the stations the sturdy farmers the real "hill-billies," whose successful candidate, Rye, was in the convention and will be in the November election waved their hats in the air and gave vent to lusty yells for the Henry ship. This house of worship was begun about the first of Februa ry, last, and the work of raising the necessary funds, about $1300,00, and completing the building was done in less than four months' time. The pastor and members greatly appreciate the co-operation of the people of India neighborhood and the sub stantial assistance accorded, the workers which contributed so largely to the rapid execution of the enterprise. It is a beautiful and substantial little church and will long stand as a monument to the pluck and industry of the faithful band who meet there to worship. capacity of 750.TheSunday-school room is fitted for graded work, there being 14 separate class rooms made by flexible partitions, so that the entire compartment can also be used as an auditorium. The basement is to be fitted with THOMAS C. RYE countian which could be heard above the noise of the rushing train. The news that Gen. Rye would pass through on the early morning train traveled fast, and the farmers who were at work in the fields made it a point to ar range their plowing or their hoe ing so as to be at the end of the furrow or the row nearest the railroad tracks, where they might hail their new chief as he sped on his journey homeward. The people of the small towns along the route were on hand to wel come him, and their only regret was that the short stops of the train made it almost impossible for them to do more than to cheer and to call to him every good wish for a great victory. As soon as the cheering hosts subsided sufficiently upon the ar rival in Paris, little Miss Kather ine Routon, beautiful 1 i t c 1 e daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Routon, presented "Our Tom" with an enormous boquet of sweet peas and he accepted in a few choice and tender words. But the rapid and turbulent beat- ing of his heart which was burst ing with emotion, bereft him for the time, of the power of speech. Thus was concluded the trium phal run from capitol to capitol, which only marks the real begin ning of the semi-triumphal race to end in November followed by the formal inauguration in Feb ruary which will seat Thomas C. Rye as the democratic governor of this commonwealth. C. C. GILBERT EXPECTS VISIT 8. M. C. TONIGHT Attorney R. J. Jones is in re ceipt of a telephone message from C. C. Gilbert, Secretary pf the ..Tennessee Manufacturers Association, with offices at Mem phis, stating that he expects to visit the Paris B. M. C. tonight (Friday) and deliver an ad dress to that body. Mr Gilbert is a forceful speaker, and his presence should induce a large attendance this evening. Church for Parts kitchen, reading and dining room, together with lecture room, toilets, etc. Mr. Geo. W. Kramer, of New York City, who designed the building, is one of the foremost church architects in the world. RYE CLUB FORMED HERE FIRST MONDAY Over Two Hundred Strong; Volunteers Coming in at Rapid Rate. DISTRICTS ORGANIZING Leading Repub licans Favoring Rye for Gov' nor A mass meeting of citizens is called to meet at Lick Creek Church, in the 9th Civil District of Benton County Tennessee, on Saturday June 13th, 1914 at 1 o'clock, p. m. for the purpose of organizing a Tom Rye Club, for 9th District of Benton county and 23 District of Henry county. All citizens, regardless of po litical views, are cordially urged to be present at this meeting. The object is to get behind the distinguished Benton Countian and prepare to give him the greatest majority ever received by a candidate before our people. W. I. Leegan, A True Republican. Dead Town. A town that never has any thing to do in a public w.ay is on the road to the cemetery. Any citizen who will do nothing for his town is helping to dig the grave. A man that cuses the town furnishes the coffin. The man who is so selfish as to have no time from his business to give to the city affairs is mak. the shroud. The man who will not adver tize is driving the hearse. The man who is always pulling back from any public enterprise throws bouquets on the grave. The mah who is so stingy as to be howling hard times preahes the funeral, sings the doxology and thus the town lies buried, sleep until the resurection morn E. S. Shannon. Gen. Howard in Paris. Gen. Ben J. Howard of Jack son, candidate for the Democrat ic nomination for Congress against the present encumbent, Hon. T. W. Sims, was in Paris for a few days meeting the Dem ocratic voters of the city and county. To Express Choice For Chancellor In obedience to the plan adopt ed by the Democratic Committee of this Chancery circuit, a con vention of Henry county demo crats is hereby called to meet at the courthouse in Paris at 1 o'clock, p. m., on Saturday, June 6, 1914, for the purpose of elect ing and instructing Henry coun An enthusiastic RYE CLUB of almost one hundred members was organized here last Monday. It was the work of only about one hour. Dodgers were distrib uted on the streets about 12 o'clock, and by one o'clock the circuit court room at the court house was pretty well filled with men of all political creeds. Hon. E. Baxter Sweeney stated the object of the meeting and by motion was made president of the club. Robert A. Barry was elected secretary. Hon. S. P. Fitzhugh, a promi nent attorney of the Paris bar, was called on for a speech and responded promptly with some pointed and well directed remarks which brought forth much ap plause. Among the other speakers be fore the meeting was Rev. P. P. Pullen, an ex-Confederate and honored citizen of this county, Bro. Pullen took an optomistic view of the situation and stated that nothing iess than 35,000 majority for Rye and the other democratic nominees in Novem ber would satisfy him. Chairman Sweeney then gave those present an opportunity to enter their names as members of the Club, and in less time than it takes to tell it nearly one hun dred stalwart, sturdv from various sections of the county, eagerly announced their names to the secretary for en rollment as members. It was urged by the body that every citizen in Henry county be solicited to join this club: that the regular committeemen in each civil district call a meeting, organize a club and all meet in Paris on next first Monday. July 6th, for a grand old demo cratic love feast. It was plainly evident that democrats have buried the hatchet among them selves and are once more re-united, enlisted for the war. "Comin' Through With Rye" is the democratic battle cry. Rally 'round the flag, boys, and we'll take the fort in November by the biggest majority ever, How can you look this paper in the face and not subscribe? ty's delegates to the Democratic Chancery convention, which i3 to be held in Jackson, Tenn., June 15, 1914, for the purpose of nominating a democratic candi date for chancellor. All demo crats are urged to attend. D. E. Bomar, Chairman, E. B. Sweeney, Secretary, '.- Henry Co. Dem. Ex. Co V;. ... . .. i : ' -' ": ' " " 1 ' 11 " ir t J A M