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jY COUNTY BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESS CONCERNS 81 N ANY EWSPAVER THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION AT HOME JUx PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1915 NUMBER 4 r is aa 31 PASSES pTOlE The bill fdr the abolition of ' capital punishment except in the case of assault passed the Senate Friday morning. - Practically two full days yrere given to the consideration of the subject. The Senate chamber was trans formed into the scene of a mur der trial with Tie side pleading for the deatn ; penalty for the murder of inn nt children and defenseless old men and women, while the defense asked for life imprisonment. The bill passed the House some time ago. The measure ia known as the "Bowers bill" for the reason that the principal agitator in fa vor of the measure was Duke C Bowers of Dresden and Mem phis. Two years ago he fought a losing fight but he fought a game one. He rallied about him a corps of assistants who were ready enough but without influ ence. VThis session he came back supported by the Shelby delega tion, and the Memphis papers and a liberal portion of the coun try press, and acting on an in junction contained in a story from Nashville to The Commer cial Appeal that "any person who accepts money for his influ ence will injure the cause," Mr. Bowers changed his tactics con siderably. r. The question soon as ecauo the owner is obliee ed vTas an issue to be reckoned wit A. and each passing day it becamt more popular. Mr. tsowers pleaded for the bill day and night. The members of the Leg islature were impressed with the man and persuaded by his elo quence. The passage was some what of a surprise, although Mr. Bowers had 19 members of the Senate pledged to vote for it. This was one time when the pledges stood, and three come across when the acid test was applied. Mrs. Bowers was in Nashville for the vote, as on the day when it nassed the House, bhe is as much interested in it . as Mr Bowers, and their little daughter is a stronger champion than either of them. Mr. Bowers re gards the passage of the meas lire as the crowning triumph of his career. The abolition of the death penalty is the passion of hia life. His only motive was in the interest of humanity. Matron is Named. Mrs. Cora Johnson, of Cam den. has been appointed matron of the main prison at Nashville, She is the first one from Benton county to get any kind of ap pointment under the Rye admin istration so far. Mrs. Johnson is a widow and this appointment eive3 entire satisfaction to the many friends of the governor of Benton ccunty. Mrs. Johnson left for Nashville Thursday morning, where she will assume her duties in a few days. She was a neighbor of Gov. and Mrs Rye for 20 years. ' Tennessean Loses Life on F-4. Edwin S. Hill, of Etowah Tenn., was one of the members nt the crew of twenty-one men whn went down with the U submarine F-4, which sank a few davs airo off Honolula. At the time of going to press the sub marine had not been raised, the pnuipment in use being inade- VVorK na3 Deen aDanaon r 1 m I I J ed until proper equipment can be ecured. MURRAY BOY LOSES LIFE ON U.S. SUBMARINE Ensign T. Albert rarker, son of the late J. A. Parker, a pio neer '. jeweler of Murray, Ky., and brother of J. T. Parker and Miss Elizabeth Parker, who re side at Murray, was a member of the crew of the U. S. subma rine F-4, which sank in Honolu lu harbor. No hope is now held that he is alive. He was Second officer of the submarine. Mr. Parker received a letter from his brother only a short time aen. in which he stated that he was stationed on the F-4. Ensign Parker, who was born in Calloway county, Ky., was 27 years old and not married.' He wa3 appointed to the naval acad emy, in 1906, and graduated in 191Q. He then served two years on the U. S. S. Maryland. He accompanied the party, led by Secretary of War Knox, that went to Tokia, Japan, r 1912, to the funeral of the Fikado. Later he went to the canal zone, where he saved the life ol a sailor by swimming out and diving for him. After serving a year on the U. S. S. Alert and assigned to the F-4 for special duty. He was a Mason. Prominent Mason Dead. John Berry Garrett, grand secretary of the grand lodge of Tennessee, Free" and Accepted Masons, the grand recording of-. L, " .VT7T2S miir-rtiTb MTBWrirrr UVV. www . w - - - c bodies and deputy for Tennes see for the Scotish . Rite bodies, died at his home, of Nashville at 11:30 o'clock Friday night. Hi3 death was "due to urenic poisoning, tie naa- sunerea from kidney affections for sever al years, but his condition did not" become serious until a little over two weeks ago. For the past several days no hope had been entertained for his recov ery. Mr. Garrett was probably the most active Mason in Tennessee. He had attained to the highest rank in both rites of that ancient and honorab e order, being a Knight Templar and a thirty third degree Mason; was a pro found student of Masonic histo ry, law ana traaiuons, an accom plished ritualist in all the bodies, and a zealous disseminator of Masonic faith. He knew the Masonic situation in Tennessee as no other man knew it, and was personally acquainted with the membership of practically all the lodges, chapters, councils and commanderies in all the towns and country places in the state. Legislative Recess. The House Wednesday adopted the Democratic caucus recom mendation and agreed to a legis lative recess to extend from Fri day, April 2,until Monday.MayZ. The decision meets the ap provel of Gov. Rye, who believes that the time will be sufficient for a fair demonstration of the working of the State Board of Control, which will operate un der a new and untried law. Mrs Cook Brandon. Mrs. Cook Brandon, aged 93, died Saturday at the home of her son near Murray, one is sur vived by two daughters and one son. Interment was made in Pleasant Grove cemetery after funeral services by Rev. W. P. Prichard. , BIG TREAT FOR BOYS AND THEIR FRIENDS On April 11-14 Paris will have a unique and splendid opportuni ty for boys from twelve to twen ty, their fathers, mothers, teach ers and friends. Recently Mr. C. W. Blakie, one of the trained experts of boy work under the Y. M. C. A. in the south visited Paris; and the result is that the pastors have united and undertaken to unite all the-forces concerned in an In- terchurch Institute and popular meetings in the interest of boys in this town and vicinity. The program and all arrang- ments will be in the hands of trained boy specialists, with one or two noted popular speakers of experience and ability in this field. The idea and effort will be to enlist, first, parents, then teachers-both of Sunday and day schools, pastors and all others rightly interested in this critical and thrilling concern. Topics will include all prob lems relating to boy-hood, from the most personal and physical to the highest social and religous matter. The Institute will open with a mass-meeting for fathers and sons on Sunday afternoon. There will also be at one hour a meeting for mothers and the sitV?rs of the An open a - BY. demonstration will be given at Grove's school of the newest and livest games. Later announcement will be made of this most important mat ter. The thoughtful attention and hearty co-operation of all parents and boys with their teachers and friends is now so licited. Gosd Return From Poultry. At the close of a week of brisk buying by produce dealers here it appears that in less than six days there has been paid out for poultry $7,057.60, and for eggs something over $3,500-a total of about $10,600, says a special from Scottsville, Ky The cash received by Allen county far mers from the sale of eggs and poultry reaches a large total each year, and yet fowls may be reckoned chiefly as a by-product of the farm3, since few give special attention to the raising of poultry. However, the peo pie are awakening to the possi bilities of poultry farming. Mrs. Susan Doran. Mrs. Susan Doran died Thurs day of last week at the family residence near Olive Branch, aged 67 years. When quite young she married O. G. O'Daniel. To this union thirteen children, six sons and seven daughters were born. Three years ago she was married to T. J. Doran, who with five children survives. Interment was at Olive Branch with ser vices conducted by Rev. D. T. Spaulding. Anderson-Claxton. Friday evening at 8 o'clock at the home of Dr. R. A. Graing er. Miss Mattie Claxton and Mr. Hugh L. Anderson were unit ed in the holy bonds of matrimo nv. Rev. Waterfield saying the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. John Claxton, formerly of this place, and the groom is the 1 son of Mr. J. F. Anderson. APPOINTED WARDEN MAIN PRISON By a vote of two to one Claude C. Shaw, of Brownsville, was named Warden of the Main Prison by the Board of Control Friday night over M, M. Ewell, Mayor of Dyersburg and a well well known Democrat. Messrs. Baird and Murray of the Board of Control voted for Shaw, while Chairman Denton supported Ewell. u It is understood that the other sixteen applicants for the ward enship were given very little con sideration by the Board. Mr. Shaw 13 a former Sheriff of Hay wood county and was in the leg islature two years ago. He voted with the fusionists in many of the contests but supported Hal lum W. Goodloe, democratic nom inee, for Secretary of State. He had been an applicant for U. S. Marshal for West 1 Tennessee. He only applied for the warden- ship a few days before the ap pointment was made. Mr. Ewell had also been an applicant for only a few days. It is said that he was assured of the appointment before he made application, butjsomething caused a change at the last and Mr. Shaw was named. Named Warden of Branch Prison. Floyd L Ambrister, promi nent Knoxville business man, oDpointed bx.vthfiLFtate board 6 cohtro. " 1HI Tcu' of warden" " BtF branch prison at the Br&ir- Mountain mines, located at Pe tros. The selection of Mr. Am brister for the important posi tion was made after the mem bers of the board of control had carefully considered the applica tions and indorsements of all as pirants to the position, giving to practically all of them personal interviews in which the matter of qualifications was given the most careful attention. "Tag Day." Next Monday, the first Mon day in April is annual lag Day," set apart by the Laaies Aid Society of the Presbyterian church. So be on the lookout for the ladies and bevies of pret ty girls on every corner, ready to "tag" every single passer by, and garner in the nickles and dimes. Remember the day and help a good cause. Lunch In The Courtyard. The Ladies Aid Society of - the Presbyterian church will serve lunch next Monday in the Court house yard. Coffee, ham and chicken sandwiches, pies and cake. 5 cents each. Oome over and get a nice lunch and help good cause. Christian Church. Wood and Dunlap Sta. Lambreth Hancock, Pastor 9:30 a.m. Bible School. 10:45 a. m.-Morning Service- Sermon Subject: 'The New Life." 7:30 p. m. The Junior Christian Endeavor assisted by members of the Bible School will give song program, "The Easter Story." This is a missionary service. Welcome to everybody. We be gin and stop on time. NOTICE. Parties having claims against the estate of L. E. Beard, deceas- 2t J. P. Turner, Executor. EU. Will 111C DttlliC VYftVl HHiHfcwuvv. EASTER SERVICE FIRST T Next Sunday, April 4th, will be the glad and glorous Easter. At the First Methodist Church here, the day will mark the culmination of a month of earnest work in personal evangelization also. This is a part of a nation wide effort on the part of churches of many denominations in city, town and country throughout the. Lenten season. In Los Angeles two hun dred and sixteen protestant churches have been banded to gether, two thousand Christian people pledging their personal ef forts, and setting for a goal the reception of five thousand per sons into the churches of Christ. In St. Louis, where the movement had its origin some two years ago, and where over two thous and people were led to declare their faith and enter the church the first year, there are more than twelve hundred Christian people definitely enrolled in the same work again. In Nashville, Memphis, Birmingham and in smaller places the whole country over, the spirit of personal Chris tian invitation has taken the minds of the churches, and it is not difficult to see that the pros pect for substantial and perma nent crowth is .the very best jn r8ument on Suffra3e. J wo women were having a ladvlikn argument on suffrage in a" New York ',I m not 80 "Id-fashioned In mm our on v olaci - s congregauw.t -"Uoik of some six week's. And on Eas- ter, associated or identifined with the royal idea of the Resurrection which always makes the theme of the Day, will be thought and opportunity of personal declara tion of faith in the Lord, and of entrance into His service. In short, as the idea seems to be, we are challenged to come on and believe our shining beliefs, ,to live our royal life and to speak out for our risen Christ. Whose heart does not beat higher at the challenge? The congregation has been en gaged throughout the current week in the observance of Pass ion week, with social meetings and addresses each evening on the Master's experiences those last days of His life in Jeruselem. The speakers have beon Mr. C. E. Hastings, Rev. L. D. Hamil ton, Dr. I. A. McSwain and oth ers. Tonight (Thursday) The Lord's Supper will be administer ed by the three retired ministers of the congregation, Rev. B. Pee- ples, Rev. J. C. Jone3 and Rev. G. K. Brooks. Friday night, the day of the crucifiction in Holy Week, the pastor, Rev. C. A. Waterfield. will SDeak on "Thei Sufferings of Christ ' ' Solos and excellent music each night. For those who may prefer it so, the doors of the Church will be opened for the reception of mem bers on Thursday and Friday nights, their names to be an nounced with others entered on Sunday. There will be no meet ing at any hour on Saturday. The customary song service will be given on Sunday night; when the pastor, the choir and congre gation will unite in one of those delightful meetings of song, scripture and praise all woven to one theme, the simple announce ment of which has become suffi cient for an expectant audience in Paris. , . METHODIS FARMERS' INSTITUTE The Henry County Farmers In stitute closed its three days' ses sion Saturday afternoon. The crowds were very fair all except Saturday. The following " gentlemen ap peared on the three days pro gram and gave some valuable and interesting instructions; R. T. DeBerry, state commissioner of agriculture for West Tennes see, on general variety farming and soil retention; L. P. Bellah, industrial agent for the N. C. & St L. Ry., on progressive farm ing; R. H. Clark, president of the Middle Tennessee Farmers insti tute on farming as a business; W. W. Radford and Felix Ewing on tobacco growing and co-operation among tobacco growers; Tom King of Shelby county on good roads and administration of county affairs. These addresses and demonstrations were excell ent and every farmer in the coun ty should have been present. Several speakers found it im possible to attend and wired their regrets at the last moment. Secretary Daniel told our re porter yesterday that he was planning with the farmers to have the next institute some time in late summer or early fall, with a big rally and dinner on the ground. The farmers come to Paris to attend the institutes, but owing to the numerous counter w11 .u.tMWk uio ktj, "How aro you ko'- institutes A - - A. .. . gfy 01 ten summ erj- the city at least one mile, there would be a chance for the farm implement people to give some demonstration also. Methodist Pastors' Institute. The Methodist pastors in Hen- rt 11 J t r 1 It ry, uanoway ana iviasnau cuun- ties. Paris District, will conduct an institute at Hazel, Ky., Tues day and Wednesday, April 13th 14th. Rev. J. A. Hassell of Mur- .11 1. il. - : ray, ivy., win preacn ine opening sermon on Tuesday night April 13th. the programme follows: WEDNESDAY MORNING. 8:30. Devotional-Rev. K.W. Mc- Daniel. 8:45. Evangelism Why 7 . Rev. W. F. Tuten. 9:00. How? Rev. S. K. Hart. 9:15. What can we do? Rev. Arco Robinson. 9:30. To what extent has Might the Right? Rev. E. W. Crump. 10:00. The Church-What She is to Us. Rev. J. C. Rudd. 10:15. What we can do for Her. Rev. W. G. Nail. . 10:30. Are we giving emphasis to ( Her Doctrines. Rev. J. A. K?s- sell. 10:45. The General Organ and How to Increase its Circulation. Rev. J. L. Horton. 11:00. Sermon-Rev. C. A. Wat erfield. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. . 1.45. Devotional Rev. M. L. , Davis. 1 2:00. The Sunday S c h 0 0 1-Ita value to the community. J. M. Meader. 2:15. Its relation to the Church. Rev. C. A. Waterfield. 2:30. Disciplimentary require ' ments. J. L. Stewart 2:45. Lay Activities Plan or Or ganization. J. G. Glasgow. 3:15. Pastors Salary and Connec tional Claims in full, Why? J. L. Richardson. ; fru T-00win. v.Aor earrtPfitiv lire uraiuu8 u.uw j requests that all the charge lead- ers and superintendent of Sunday schools be present THE 1ST TENNESSEE TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION The West Tennessee Teachers' Association will hold its annual meeting at Memphis on Thursday, Friday and Saturday April 15, ;6 and 17th. ,The railroads ht promised to give the best ra. e 3 they have ever given for such a meeting. Not less than 1600 teachers of West Tennessee are expected to be in attendance. Among the visitors who will take part in the program are Supt. J. H. Phillips of the Birmingham city schools, Dr. E. C. Brooks, Director of School of,. Education. Trinity College, North Carolina, Dr. W. F. Russell, Professor Secondary Education, Peabody College, Nashville. Splendid programs have also been arranged for the Elementary and High School sec tions. The Business Mens' Club of Memphis will give a reception to the visitors on Friday night The Thursday night and Satur day morning meetings will be held at the Central High School, and all the Friday meetings will be held at the West Tennessee State Normal School. Prof. J. W. t!urti3, principal of Vocational High School, is chair man of the committee on ar rangements and teachers desir ing hotel or private reservations made for them should write to him. ' . Easter Sunday should b py day at the Methodist ch- . It is the culmination of tL, .... i weeks of personal evang" d9 conducted by the pastor and thija, gregation. The doors of the church will be open, and although we have no statistics it is expected that many Souls will come in the. Kingdom. The regular special song ser vice will be rendered at the even ing hour. The doors of the church will also be opened tonight (Fri day) for the benefit of those who do not care to wait until Easter. Grace Episcopal Church. Service on Easter Sunday, (April 4th) at 11 a. m., conduct ed by Rev. Geo. F. Monday. All are cordially invited to attend. 1 Crawford-Jones. 1 Monday, Esq. W. T. Snow said the words which united in mar riage Mr.W. L. Crawford and Miss Mary Jones. Both are prominent people of the Poyner neighborhood. Mrs. W. Ray. ' At the family residence near Hazel, Mrs. W. Ray died Friday of complications, a,ed about 70 years. She was a much loved woman. Several children survive her. Luther E. Baird. Mr. Luther E. Baird. residing about two miles west of Paris, died Sunday about 12 o'clock from blood poison. He was buried Monday at the Ed car crave vard. near India. with services by Eld. B. Stall ings, of Milan, and Rev. P. P. Pullen. Mr. Baird had lived many years in Paris, was a splendid man and had a large number 01 menus. a mm . . He was 72 years of age and a member of the Primative Baptist church.