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Wl lite Dove Flour SoId Vy J.D. and R PEr win, Hill & Hancock, W. W. Lewis, Wra. Turner & Son. Hill & Carter, Mike Frazier ' White Dove Flour May be obtained from J.T.Gathn J, E. Green, J. J. Nelson, Howard & Jobe, Scates, ' Caldwell & Co. "enry County' g Only DemocratlcNewspApen Publlshet the TRUTH Without the Trimmings, mad the FACTS Without the Frills,", V VOLUME XIX 0 PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 3, 1914 NUMBER 19 IIS 4 A If I E. UGY HAKES ' Sl.ODQ BOND; RELEASED After a long hearing before Justices S, J. Cross and J. M, Pierce in the circuit court room Saturday, Frank E.' Lacy, was held to the grand jury under a bond'of $1,000 which he quickly made on a charge of shooting ' Officer Hankins, of the L. & N. on April 3, last.. The court room was crowded throughout the hearing and the crowd was largely with the de fendant, several times loudly ap plauding the statements of La cy's attorney, G. L. Fryer, and the questions he put to the wit nesses. Officer Hankins was the only witness to absolutely identify v Lacy as the man who shot hiiri, and several stated that they did not believe he was the man. Lacy is charged with shooting Hankins when the latter at tempted to remove him from the blind baggage of a passenger train in the L. & N. yards here one night in April. It seems to be the contention of the defense, although they introduced no witnesses and Lacy did not take the stand, that someone else shot Hankins and that Lacy was not on the blind baggage on the night of the shooting. Twenty citizens of the county volunteered to make Lacy's bond and he was immediately released. Lacy was arrested about two weeks ago at Portsmouth, Va., where he had joined the U. S. Navy. PRINCESS THEATRE 1 The new Princess Theatre, "The Bright Spot of Paris," so named by Managers Ezell and Buckner, opened its doors to the public Wednesday evening to a capacity audience. In fact, hun dreds were turned away at the OPENED WEDNESDAY door. The pictures put on for the opening bill were rich and 'f rare, and the perfect- production of the same has been the source I of much favorable comment. I The Princess is modernly equip- p ped throughout. Instead of the jr- usual canvas screen the Princess tl has a white wall which entirely 21 eliminates the flickering, dazzl- ing effect sometimes noted on j .. the cloth screen. The light used Js clear and powerful, coming 1 1 through a machine which .repre t.e! sent3 the last word. in motion picture production. ,y ' The building has two entrances, , ij ' one on either side of the ticket S" booth. The lobby is finished in jfi yellow panel-work with two larire mirrors on eadh side. Five , w extra high power electric lights illuminate the entrance, with . a brilliancy which well entitles it to be called "The Bright Spot of Paris." ' J - .. The floor of the building is . el evated from front to rear to a Anrtvnck rvVitAy normita an iinnh- f tructed view of the screen from fau parts vi uie auuuunuiu. 41 ear--ly four hundred uprtordate com fortable . opera chairs make up - the seating equipment, with two broad aisles from front to rear the entire length of the room. The music is furnished by an 8-piece orchestra piano, which is (.Continued on page Six) R. J. JOKES EUCTED I " . TEMPORARY SECRETARY At a called meeting of the Paris B. M. C. Monday night, Hon. R. J. Jones, prominent young at torney of this city and member of the law firm of Lewis & Jones, was elected secretary of the club for a period of one month. The Board took this action in order to have time to consider the sev eral applications before it for the place. Among the applications are several from experienced men in other cities, besides sev eral from home men, and to be sure that no mistake is made and the right man procured, the Board will deliberate for one month more, Mr. Jones, who is himself a member of the Board, agreed to take the work for one month and will proceed to collect the first month's dues from members and take care 6f the other duties of the office" until a permanent secretary is elected. DEMOCRATIC OUTLOOK BRIGHT, SAYS JUDGE HIEL 0 Nashville, June 30. Judge L. D. Hill, in charge of the judicial campaign for the state commit tee, is making things hum at Democratic headquarters in the Maxwell House. He is devoting his entire time just now to Judge Burrow, the Democratic nomieee for the supreme court. ' After making a trip through Middle and West Tennessee Chairman Hill says: "The out look for Judge Burrow's election August 6, is very bright..! don't believe there is a doubt but that he will receives the usual Demo cratic majority in Middle and West Tennessee, and in East Tennessee I get reports that he will run beyond the usual Dem ocratic vote. " Judge Burrow is very popular in East Tenneseee where he is best known. I look for a very heavy vote in Augur t which means a Democratic elec tion." Judge Hill says that Gen. Rye and Senator Welch, the Demo cratic nominees for governor and railroad commissioner,, re spectively, are growing stronger everyday. "ConiW Thru With Rye" is getting to be a house hold parody. From all over the state come the reports that Democracy is in better shape for the campaign this year than for ten years past In East Tennessee the best of sentiment prevails and Demo crats say they will come across the mountains with a bigger vote than for years. , In Middle Ten: nessee the disrupting congres sional fight3 in the Fifth and Seventh districts do not hamper the party as they did two years ago.: In West Tennessee, v the home of Gen. Rye, there is noth ing but unity. , Rural School Agent. John" B. Brown, of Chattanoo ga, ,has been named by S. H. Thompson, superintendent' of public instruction, , as rural school agent for Tennessee. He will work under the direction of Prof. Thompson, although the expense is borne by the general education board of New York. Practically all of his attention will be given to the question . of consolidating and otherwise im proving rural schools. . TV. tl,. i vr A AAV ; For the last six years Congress has been in' almost continuous session. With the exception- of from March 4th to April 7th, 1913, Congress has been in ses sion from the first Monday ' in December 1912, to the present hour, with no prospect of imme diate adjournment. C, v Service in Congress is PER SONAL and cannot be performed by a substitute or deputy. Such service is best performed by one with long experience in the hall3 of legislation.' It calls for an exercise ofjndividual judgment, which in its very nature cannot be transferred to any other mem ber of the same body ' although of the same political party. In redemption of Democratic pledges made toj the people by which we carried, the national elections in 1912, the President urged that Congress should re vise the tariff, reform the Bank ing and Currency laws, estab lish an Interstate Trades Com mission, pass legislation to pre vent the over issues of stocks and bonds by interstate railroads, repeal that part of the Panama Canal Act of 1912, granting free toll subsidy to the monoply own ed and controlled vessels of American citizens engaged in the coastwise trade, and amend and strengthen the Sherman anti-Trust law in all six great dem ENGINEER CUT IN TWO AND FIREMAN SCAEDED A disastrious ' wreck occurred about 7:30 Sunday morning at Moore's Switch, between Tren ton and Guthrie, Ky., on the L. &N. railroad, when the tender of the engine drawing an excur sion train carrying 200 people from Louisville to Hopkinsville, jumped the track, causing the engine to leave the rails and overturn and three cars to be de railed. Fireman James Webb was caught under the engine and cut in two and Engineer John Haley was scalded and other wise so badly injured that he died in a short time. Both these men were from Bowling Green. Engineer George Hampton of Nashville, who was acting as pilot for thctrain, as also bad ly scalded and ' his condition ; is very serious. About a score of the passengers were more or less injured, some of them sustain ing broken bones and severe cuts and bruises and nervous shocks, but reports are that ajl will re cover. The injured were taken to Guthrie. 1 ' ; Engineer Haley and Fireman Webb were well known in Paris railroad circles and the sad news of their untimely death was re ceived with sorrow. J , Buyi Restaurant. C. R. Nelson has purchased from his brother J. J.,, the res taurant business on the East Side and is serving the public in a most satisfactory and up-to-date manner. The Parisian has recently supplied Mr. Nelson with a lot of handsome and per manent menu covers, which will be found on his tables for the convenience of customers. Democrats of The Eighth Congressional ocratic administration reform measures. Bills' to carry out three of these great administration meas ures had to be considered and re ported for passage by Committee on Interstate and Foreign Com merce, on which committee I am the ranking democratic member, and as such must necessarily be a member, of all conference committees to adjust differences arising between the two Houses of Congress as to any and all bills reported by that Committee. Service on Conference Commit tees is the highest and most im portant service that t:an be per formed by a member of either House Bills to revise the tariff, reform the Banking and Curren cy laws, and to repeal the free tolls clause of the Panama Canal act, three of the six great ad ministration measures have been passed by both Houses, and are now permanent public laws. The other three of the six bills urged upon us by the President, and completing' the full demo cratic administration program, have been passed by the House and are now being considered by the Senate. Two of these three bills are from my committee, and both are constructive meas ures of the greatest importance, and will no doubt be much amended by the Senate, which RIAL LION AT LARGE IN BENTON COUNTY Big Sandy, July 2. Some kind of wild animal is at large in the Tennessee river hills and is mak ing inroads upon the stock cf the farmers who live in that section and on Sulphur creek. A great many hogs and a yearlin" or two have been killed. The animal wa3 seen last week by Noah Dav idson and Ed Hartley, responsi ble men, and they say it is a lion.' The beast had crept up to within a distance of ten feet of Hartley, who was hacking ties, and Dav idson just happened to walk up and warn Hartley in time. Arm ed only with a small pistol, the men retreated. It is understood that the farmers have offered a reward for the capture of the beast. " Curious Egg. Layrr soft-boiled eggs -is a new stunt for a Henry county hen to pull off. Not much of a surprise, either, with the mercu ry soaring above the 100 mark. Douglas W. Wade, of Whitlock found a curious looking egg in a hen's nest at his home last Fri day and brought it tp,The Pari sian office. ; The egg is a dark brown color and the, shell very rough, having the appearance of a roasted egg, ;When broken it was found to contain a yellow fluid and no white. It looked for the world like ; it had been either partially roasted or soft boiled. . .;. A Great Success. . The West Tennessee Live Stock meeting conducted by the indus trial, agricultural and immigra tion department of the N. & St L. Ry.t at Jackson last Friday was a success in every respect. .District will necessarily requin oth bills to' be considered amd finally shaped by . Conference Commit tees of theTt wo Wuse3. I must necessarily bea member of these two Conference Commit tees Until tafese two bills are passed by the Senate, considered by the Conference Committees and fi nally passed by both houses, it will be practically impossible for me to leave here for any kind of personal canvass of my district. My own bill to repeal the free tolls clause of the Panama Canal Act was one of the six great ad ministration bills, and is now a law of which I shall never cease to be proud, and also the passage of my bill to abolish the Com merce Court, which was made a party measure by the Democrat ic Caupus of the House. Under existing conditions re quiring my presence here in the further discharge of public duty pertaining to unfinished demo cratic national administration legislation' of the highest import ance, I hope you will approve my course in remaining here in an effort to redeem all our plat form pledges and promises at the risk of losing votes by not being able to meet the demo crats of my district, and in per son, solicit their further support and confidence. Very truly yours, ... T.W.SIMS. CLAELII STORES FAIL FJUUUJ The biggest mercantile failure in j the history of the United States was ' precipitated last Thursday when receivers were appointed for H. B. Claflin Com pany of New York. The com pany, it is estimated, owes more than $20,000,000 dollars, which at the present time it is unable to pay. Its assets are said to be $44,000,000. - John Claflin, head of the com pany, and its chief individual stockholder, is the owner of a chain of nearly 30 other dry goods enterprises throughout the country, which are involved in the failure. Their business will be continued under receivers' management until their financial affairs have been adjusted. Erom3,00yto 5,000 banks in all, parts of the United States compose the bulk of the Claflin creditors. They hold notes ag gregating the major part of the liabilities. These . notes are said to have been issued by the vari ous Claflin stores, endorsed by H. B. Claflin Company and the proceeds used " when discounted in financing their needs. .V Miss Bomar Entertains. On Monday evening, June 29, from 8 to 12 Miss Mary Mattie Bomar entertained about fifty of her friends with a garden party at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Bomar, of Whit-lock- , r. ; The music rendered by Misses Stella French and Leslie May Smith was enjoyed by all. The yard was lighted with Japanese lanterns. All reported a most pleasant time. ' ' Meet us at courthouse Monday. I X I AT re I i 1 0. . 0 HENRY CO. RYE CLUB MEETS HERE MONDAY On the first Monday in June a Rye Club of more than one hun dred enthusiastic members was organized at the courthouse in Paris, since which time the mem bership has increased to more than double that number. At thfs meeting a special request was made by the chairman that all Democratic voters of the coun ty get together and organize, dis trict clubs. This request has been carried out in various sec tions of the county and it is ex pected that all these district clubs will come to Paris Monday and unite in one tremendous or ganization known as the Henry County Rye Club. There are no dues or assessments to pay. Just an active, wide-awake, organiza tion of Democrats with no other object in view save the carrying of Henry county for Geh. Rye and the other Democratic nom inees. The Club meets at 1 p. m. COTTON CROP REPORT I1ENT Reports of correspondents to The Commercial Appeal indicate a condition of the cotton crop of of 78.6 per cent of normal. This compared with 74.3 on May 25 and represents therefore a gain by the crop of 4-3 points during tne past rnontii. The figures also compare with 81.8 on June 25 last year, 80.4 year before last and a 10-year average of 80.7. While the improvement in the crop has been great, there is still left much to be desired, - as may be seen by the fact that condition is still 2.1 points below the 10-year average, Progress has been very irregular, owincr to the partial character of the rains that fell over the eastern section of the belt between June 15 and 20.- There is a relatively large area probably 15 per cent of the total -east of the river that has come up since these rams, while there is still a small percentage that had not come up on the date reports were mailed. The rains, however, have served to bring about a considerable improvement in the crop of , the east, taken as a whole. Everybody is going to the Hen ry County Fair Grounds on the 4th of July. Big races, lots of horses. . ' FOR Southed Insurance Go. n Stock OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE At $7.00 Per Share 1 i I. i ; II JNO. T. LANDIS & CO. STOCK AND BOND DEALERS NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE '. " J. E. J. LAX E FOR REPRESENTATIVE I announce myself as a candi date for representative of Hen ry county in the next general as sembly of Tennessee, subject to the action of the Democratic party at the Democratic primary, August 6, 1914. . I stand for the upbuilding of the free school system of our country, and am for anything that is for the betterment of the public road system of the state and county, and am epposed to the present game and fish laws . because I believe that the game and fish of Tennessee belong "to the people of Tennessee and they should have the benefit of the same. -1 stand on the Democratic platform as enunciated in the ast convention at Nashville. I am for the enforcement of all the laws we have on the statute books, and have always voted the Democratic ticket, and am for Gen. T. C. Rye for gov ernor, and will use my best en deavors to see him elected. I practice temperance.- I respectfully solicit the vote of the people, and if elected will use my best efforts to make you a conscientious and faithful rep resentative,' and I pledge myself, if elected, to vote on every meas ure that comes before the gener al assembly. I submit my claims to the peo ple of ' Henry county, and will cheerfully abide by their decision. V . Respectfully, J. E.ri. Lax. SATURDAY, JULY 4TH There will be no "big doings" in Paris on the Fourth of July, but the Henry County Fair As sociation will pull off some fine races at the fair grounds A number of turf favorites are al ready on the grounds under training and it is the purpose of the Association to make the ra ces this year the best ever." More than ordinary interest is being taken in, the races this year, and if you take a vacation on the Forth, come to Paris and enjoy the races. First Cotton Bloom. The first cotton bloom of the season was sent in last Saturday by Cha3. Easley, colored, who lives on W. T. Bowden's farm near Manly's Chapel. This cot ton is the Trice variety. SAIJE GROUNDS I a . 4 X .1 ... . .