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White Dove Flour Sold by J. D. and R PEr win, Hill & Hancock, W. W. Lewis, Wn, Turner & Son. Hill & Carter, Mike Frazier . White Dove Flour May be ebtained from . J.T.Gathn J. E. Green, J. J. Nelson, Howard & Jobe, Scales, Caldwell & Co. i Henry County' $ Only Democratic Newspaper; Publishes the TRUTH W.thout the Trimmings, and the FACTS Without the Frills. VOLUME XIX PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1914 NUMBER 26 Po o PARIS B.M.C. ELECTS LEWIS SPENCER DANIEL The Board of Directors of the Paris Business Men's Club met at the courthouse Wednesday morning of this week to consider applications from various gentle men for secretary of the organi zation. After carefully weigh ing and fully discussing , the fit ness and qualifications of the several applicants, the Board elected Mr. Lewis Spencer Daniel of Cordell, Ga., permanent sec retary. Mr. Daniel for a number of years has been actively engaged in promoting and organizing commercial clubs, and for the past several menths has served the Cordell B. M.C. in the capaci ty of secretary. His ripe expe rience in this work throughout the country at once appealed to the Paris Board so strongly that his election was secured without unnecessary parleying. The new secretary will take up his work here on or about Sept. 1st, and The Parisian bespeaks for him the hearty and generous co-operation of every citizen of city of Paris and Henry county, and this paper may be relied upon at all times to assist the or ganization and its secretary to reach out for a bigger and bet ter Paris and a greater and more prosperous county. Special credit is due Mr. R. J. Jones, who served as temporary lecretary until his successor was elected for putting the prelimi nary work of the Cluh in good working order for the new man. Walton-Hubbs. On Thursday evening of last week at the appartments of Mrs. John W. Moody in the Barton fiats, Mrs. Julia Hubbs, was unit ed in marriage to Mr. John Wal ton, Presiding Elder L. D. Ham ilton officiating. A limited num ber of friends witnessed the nuptials which came in the form of a surprise. The bride is the popular deputy trustee of Henry county, which position she has occupied for several enrs with much credit to herself and the county. She is also very popu lar in a social way. The groom is a prominent farmer and es teemed citizen of Routon whose many friends wish him and his bride all the happiness they richly deserve. They will make their home near Routon. Mrs. Hallie Snow Berry. Mrs. Hallie Snow Berry, wife of Ballard Berry, died Thursday night, Aug. 20, at her home in West Paris of acute indigestion. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and a consistent member of the Christian church. Her husband and six children urvive her, besides her father, Sauire W. T. Snow, of this city. The funeral was conducced at the Christian Church by Rev. Roger L. Clark, after which the rprftains were laid to rest in Ma- Pfewood Cemetery. , A Correction. An error occur ed in Ed M. S bssell's local last week which ye desire to correct. It read, 1 am selling Best Kentucky lump oal at 12c per bushel or 33.00 per ton of 1000 pounds for ' Au gust delivery." Of course, ton of 2000 pound was meant. i ' (EXCITEMENT AROUSED BY JOKE, OR NEAR LIE A special of The Parisian sends in the following story from the good little village of Springville, which goes to show how a mere Joke turned loose in a community can create a furor of excitement If not checked in time: "It was reported a few days ago that a fresh grave had been found in the wood3 near route three out from Springville, and that upon investigation it was found to contain a dead negro. Upon hearing such a rumor the colored population became panic stricken and the news quickly spread with a few things added tach time to give the story color. Soon the white citizens took the matter up for investigation, but not until the Springville tele phone wires completely blazed with electricity, and at each box, it is said, the question was ask ed, 'Who found the dead negro?' Finally, it became known that a certain citizen had told an old darkey the story in a jesting way and forgot to take it back." OFFICIAL RETURNS EOR The official returns of the Dem ocratic primary held on the 6th, were canvassed at Lexington on Monday, the 17th and the follow ing is the result in the district : Sims Howard Henderson 863 450 Carroll 1107 553 Chester 384 443 Decater 671 268 Hardin 443 331 Benton ' 919 204 Henry 1347 775 Madison 597 1969 McNairy 576 541 Perry 5"3 133 7312 5667 Sims Majority 1645 The splendid vote received by Gen. Howard shows how well he stands wilh the Democratic vot ers of the district and is a high compliment of which he may well feel prouJ. But the people are not yet willing to give up Mr. Sims, who has made the best congressman this district ever sent to Wash ington. Speaking of Mr. Sims' election, the Lexington Progress says: "Under the stress of duty and the painful circumstances, which prevented Mr. Sims from even the shortest visit to the dis trict, we are sure that our con gressman is deeply grateful for this expression of renewed confi dence in him a confidence of which he is fully worthy and we heartily congratulate the Democ racy of the District who refused to be led to stand against the man who has done such excel lent work in the law-making body of the nation. Now let's give him in November a bigger majority than ever before." The Paris'! n is especially proud of the vote Henry county gave the veteran congressman which was by 240 larger than that of the next largest, Carroll. Sims' majority in this county was 572. Born to Prof, and Mrs. W. T. Robinson Tuesday, Aug. 25, a fine, healthy, handsome, spright ly noisy, bouncing, rosy boy baby. Thaew comer has been christened William Theodore in honor of his noble sire. j THE AGRICULTURAL SPECIAL The "Agricultural Special" now touring the State under per sonal supervision of Capt. T. F, Peck, Commissioner of Agricul ture, arrived in Paris at 7:30 Wednesday evening. The train, consisting of ten coaches, was sidetracked just north of the N. C & St. L. depot, and although the location of the train render ed it unhandy to reach, yet hun dreds of people flocked to view the wonderful exhibits. E GOES OVER TILL NOV. Among the many of divorce cases tried here in the Chancery court which concluded last Sat urday, was the case of Seldon A. Rowland versus Mrs. Row land. This suit was begun on Thursday of last week, but was not completed and will be brought up again at the special term of court set for November. The Rowlands resided prior to their separation on the state line between Purvear and Hazel. In his suit Rowland charges his wife with infidelity and asks for a di vorce and the possession of the property, which amounts to a considerable sum. Car Hill is named in the petition by the hus band. The case has created large interest in the community where the parties reside and quite a crowd of people from Ha zel and Murray attended the trial. Canned salmon Wednesday blocked passage through the senate of the bill for establish merit of governmental inspection and certification of deposits in cotton warehouses. To avoid a crittst, Senator Hoke Smith, in charge of the bill, accepted amendments to ex tend the same privileges to to bacco and naval stores ware houses. Senator Lee of Mary land had the bill amended to recognize state tobacco ware house systems. Then Senator Lane of Oregon proposed that it be extended to canned salmon. He urged that the European war had developed the same distress ing conditions for canned salmon as for cotton, tobacco and tur pentine. Senator Smith suggested there was as much reason in in cluding Boston baked beans and Senator Martine spoke of the need of stimulating the apple jack trade of New Jersey. Sen ator Gronna urged the extension of grain and flaxseed. As the debate proceeded the bare quorum present began to dwindle. After several roll calls, Vice President Marshall ruled that a quorum could not be procured and with the bill still undisposed of declared the sen ate in recess until Monday next. Colt Show. ' I will hold my arinual coit show at my barn on Saturday, Sept""5, 1914, 1 p. m. a28 2t . wen. VISITED BY HUNDREDS HERE In the brief time between the arrival of the Agricultural Spec ial and the Parisian's press hour, it is impossible to" note the vari ous features of this great exhibit of Tennessee products. Suffice it to say, however, that the City of Paris did itself proud in its treatment of the farm train. The Special was met at the de pot by representatives of the Business Men'i Club, who polite ly placed Oapt Peck and "force" ESS CONTESTANTS ROW THEY STAND Following is the standing of candidates in the Princess Thea tre's Popularity Contest up to Wednesday, August 26: Thelma Hancock l745 Johnnie Alexander... 2710 Louise Scates 1690 Lucile Powell... 1650 Dolly Crutchfield 585 Mildred White 1390 Ruth Looney 1310 Sylvia White... 1260 Ruth Lansdell 1205 Ann Balch.. 1170 Minnie Jenkins 1 114Q. Bessie Nelson..: 1120 Grace Lewis .. 1080 Lorene Lansdell. 1070 Edna Spicer 1055 Flora P'Pool 1050 Mable Moody 1030 Margueret Maxwell 1020 Martha Swinny 1015 Mary Lewis 1010 Bettie Hunter . 1010 Register-elect W. L. Manning WEST PARIS HAS EIRE: E Monday night about 8:30 fire destroyed the home of Ed. Sny der near the L. & N. shops in West Paris. The alarm was turned in Dromptly and the fire department responded promptly, but the distance of the fire from the nearest fire plug rendered it impossible for the department to render any assistance. The house was new and Mr. Snyder and family had occupied it only a short time. Practically every thing they had was destroyed, only a few articles being'removed from the house, and these were badly damaged. Mr. Snyder carried $600 insurance, on the house. Cummings-Barnes. . A Monday afternoon Esq. .W. T. Snow united in marriage Mr. Julius Commings and Mrs. Har riett D. Barnes. The couple came from Illinois. Y , A I in waiting automobiles for a around the city. To use the lan guage of one of the party, "And such a ride! Splendid cars, care ful drivers, dustless stieets and affable guides an outing for the force and an inning for the city. ' Next week the Parisian will make special mention of each stop of the train in the county, and review the remarks of the officials in charge of the various exhibit departments. L BONE OE CONTENTION Opponents of the Carroll coun ty stock law requiring stock to be kept up will make a fight to have the law repealed at the next legislature. Call has been issued by a committee, consist ing of Bud Coleman, James Cook, R. L. Adams and Jim Lawrence for a meeting of all voters in favor of repeal to be held in Huntingdon Aug. 29, to make a - nomination for the next general assembly. The advisa bility of putting in the field a candidate for state senator will also be considered. Probable candidates for the legislature are L. A. Hurt, J. M. Coleman, Mr. McBride and Joe McCall, of Westport. The anti-stock law action knows no politics and is compos ed of all parties. COURT VERY ACTIVE The August term of Chancery. Court which was in session all last week, was a bus. one, many cases being disposed of. This was the last court Sheriff R. H. Compton will serve before surrendering his office to his suc c ssor, Sheriff-elect T. M. Ilag ler on the first Monday in Sep tember. Cases disposed of at this term are as followa : Evelyn E. Ringwald vs. T. B. Walker et al; order of sale re newed. Alex B. White, admr, vs An drew Thomason et als; order of sale renewed. Cooley, Ball & Sagger Clay Co. vs J. T. White et als; bill dis missed at cost of complts. Delia Tharpe vs Gabe Tharpe; bill dismissed at cost of complt. Alfred Paschal l vs B. W. Potts & Co; bill dismissed at cost of complt. Sarah Luttman vs F. T. , Hill; bill dismissed at cost of complt. J. M. Walker et als vs Voyle Walker et als. Sales of land confirmed, etc, M. C. Woods, trustee, vs First National Bank et als. Sale of land confirmed, etc. R P. Crawford. Exr. vs G. F. Overcast and wife; bill amended, demurrer overruled, and thirty days allowed to answer. Carity Crawford vs R. H. Og burn; bill Jmissed at cost of complt. (Continued on last page) iron h. . to be o. s. Hon. H. E. Graper, of Lexing ton, for years campaign manager for Congressman T. W. Sims, will be recommended for United States Marshal for West Tennes see. Mr. Graper is a wealthy banker and business man of Lex ington and has heretofore b en identified with the Independent faction of the Democratic party. He is a comparatively young man of marked ability and is fully ca pable of handling the most tech nical and complicated duties of any office which he might ac cept and his appointment is a de served recognition of his real worth. Grocery Firm Chartered. Among the charters granted by the state department this week is the City Grocery Compa ny of Paris, with a capital stock of $10,000. The incorporators are R. D. Caldwell. Joe H. Mor ris, A. B. Scates, C. L. Harris and Sam Harris. AT Says the Dresden Enterprise: "The first instance of the nui sance act being put into opera tion in this county was last week when fifty-odd citizens of Green fieldmerchants, ministers, pri vate citizens, school teachers- filed an injunction against the Greenfield soft drink stand pro prietor, Guy Mullins. "The bill filled is under the re-1 cent r.uii-auce act, introduced in the state senate by Senator Robt. A. Elkins at the last term of the general assembly. This act enables any number of citi zens to makrf complaint against a place of business which the consider a nuisance, suit being brought in any court. Under the act those making complaint must sign tho bill and. become complainants. This ,vvas done by a large number of Greenfield's best citia -ns on last , Saturday, when Mullins was enjoined from continuing business at Greenfield. Sheriff Brasfield served the no tice on him, nailing up his place of business. Mullins informed the Sheriff, howevei, that he had already quit business, having shipped all the stock back to the manufac turers. The case will be heard before the next term of chancery court, which convenes in Janu ary, next. , It seems that the city officials of Greenfield have been very lax with the laws, as the Mul lins "joint" has been in opera tion in the very heart of that good little city for many months, heavy truck loads of beer being hauled almost daily across the street before Mullins' place. The la iif oKiii n rr a tl f taonatf irtrv Tf i zens of Greenfield are no , doubt , pleased at the action of the court in ridding them of this hell hole of iniquity, which will doubtless put a quietus on the "soft drink" , and bootleg business there for some time. Many wagon loads of fine wa termelons have been placed on the local market this week. Hen ry county soil produces the best of everything. THIRST PARLOR EDUCATIONAL RALLY Y, SEPT. 3 An educational rally will be held at the courthouse in Paris on Saturday, Sept. 3rd, aod a great educational awakening is expected to result Speaking will commence in the cir cuit court room at 10 o'clock a. m. Tjvoormoreof the follow ing speakers will be present and address the people: State Su perintendent S. H. Thompson; President J. V. Brister, of the West, Tennessee Normal: Presi dent R. L. Jones, of the Middle Tennessee Normal; President S. G. Gilbreath, of the East Ten nessee Normal; High School In spector Bourne, High School Su pervisor W. M. Robinson, Rural School Agent J. P. Brown, Ru ral School Supervisor S. L. Smith, and Prof. Harry Clark, of the University of Tennessee, and att of our home people are cordially invited to take part in the dis cussions of the day. The following suspension or der has been issued by Superin tendent S. H. Thompson: "By authority conferred on me by law, the public schools of the county will be suspended on the day of the rally, and teach ers in attendance will receive pay for the day, according to terms of their contract. It is hoped that teachers, pupils, school officers and the public generally will attend and that we can make the campaign not able in the history of the State. "Respectfully, "S. H. Thompson, "State Supt. of Public Instruc tion." We earnestly hope that all teachers, pupils and citizens will come out on this occasion, there by manifesting the interest that vve may feel in the education of our children. Respectfully submitted. County Board of Education,- Joe Routon, Superintendent of Schools. Marriage Licenses. Allen Ball to liss Beulah May Barnett.. Walter Flowers to Miss Mary D. Fryer. Kenneth Vaughn to to Miss Fay Jackson. John Mikel to Miss Lora Beas ley. Walter Prewett to Mrs. Verdie Baker. Kirkland Green to Miss Ruth Wynn. R. L. Ellis to Miss Maggie Lankford. Julius Cummings to Miss Har iett D. Barnes. W. A. Thweatt to Miss Ona York. R. J. Green to MissZera Buch man. Elvis Henderson to Miss Ona Green. We Forgot. Last week Judge S. J. Cross, one of the handsomest and most obliging 'squires Paris ever had, presented ye editor a fine large peach plucked from a tree in his back yard and we, in the excitement of the busy hour, forgot to return thanks to the Judge la3t week but you bet we didn't forget to eat the said peach. It was several inches around and served as desert for , the editor's entire family, at din ner, all of whom were peach hungry.