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IN HENRY COUNTY Til AN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER volume xx; RYE'S CLEMENCY IS R8 Huntingdon Barnyard Fswl Comes to Nashville Asking Executive Clemency. i Governor Rye had a most unus al visitor Saturday.- Democrats of all colors and Varieties have called on the chiefexecutive since he assumed office, but not until Saturday did tjre democratic roos ter make his appearance." He came in aerate from Huntingdon, with the following excuse for his arrival, typewritten, and address ed to Governor Rye: "Huntingdon, Tenn. "Hon. Tom C. Rye, Governor, Nashville, Tenn: "Dear Sir When I was about two months' old there was a de cree made that in case Hooper was elected, my head would come off. Since you were elected I have been taking life easy, think ing that l coma live in Hunting don during my natural life, but lo and behold there was passed a few days ago a chicken law in the town of Huntingdon, and I have to get out. I, therefore, come to you for protection. You saved my life once, and I again appeal to you. If you want to investi gate my past life as to my char acter, I will refer you to S. H. Holliday of Huntingdon, Tenn., who raised me."- The rooster is at present living a luxurious life on the mansion grounds. The governor has made no announcement of his action in the ; rooster's jca4ti,v but it is, thought that the rooster's tender ness toward Governor Rye may land him in a pot of dumplings. The Tennessee board of control insisted that the matter came within their jurisdiction, but be ing under the impression that there was a man on . the board who has a distant relative who was a Methodist preacher, it was not thought safe to give the fowl's fate into their hands. In an interview Saturday night, the rooster told a Tennessean and American representee-that he was not disposed to crow about his escape from the Huntingdon chicken law until the disposition of the Bowers' anti-capital pun ishingment bill becomes known. Mr. Holliday is a friend of Gov ernor Rye's. Tomato Club at Springville. Miss Rosamond Clark, the Hen ry county agent for the girls to mato clubs organized a club of ten girls April 5th, at theiome of Mrs. Fannie Hastings, near Sprincrville. The officers elected were as fol lows: Lillie Hastings, president, Vesta Wimberly, vice president; Maggie Pro vow, secretary; Ruby Pierce, assistant secretary; Opal Stone, treasurer; Mary Medlock, assistant treasurer; Lizzie Pro vow, reporter. Other members are Hattie Wimberly, Bell JFitch and Lucile Hastings. Shipping Much Poultry. During the past four weeks Humphreys County has shipped from McEwen 15,360. hens, tur keys and ducks, valued at $6, 680. The farmers of this section have commenced the raising of heavy chickens- with a profit On Sat urday two cars of 16.000 pounds each were shipped from here. A number of farmers are form ing an association for the raising of heavy chickens, and will ship in carload lots direct to New York markets next season. IJne OIL FOR STREETS; MORE SPR First Car of Oil Expected to Arrive Latter Part of Week. Work Will Begin Immediately. The oil for the streets of Paris has been ordered and the first car is expected ta arrive the latter part of this week or the first of next, and just as soon as it is re ceived the work of oiling the streets will begin. Oil on the streets will eliminate the numerous trips of the sprink ler over the streets daily during dry dusty weather and will keep down dust better than the meth od sprinkling. The oil was purchased by priv ate subscriptions and will be put down by the city. 10,000 gallons, or two car loads have been or dered. The first application, we are informed, will last about one year. Messrs. JoelPoiter, Jos. Wein baum or L. S. Daniel can give any further information relative to the oil and its placement. Edwards Prison Physician The state board of control an nounces the appointment of Dr. Leonard W. Edwards, one of the most prominent young physicia ns andsurgeonsofNashville.as pris on physician of the Nashville pel itentiary. . .... . ' Dr.Edward3was born and reared in Carroll County and has been a resident of Nashville for about 12 years. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and since his graduation several years ago has been assistant to the chair of surgery, tie is aiso on tne stair of the outdoor clinic of Vander bilt Hospital. Dr. Edwards will at once take charge of his work at the prison, and under his direction the con templated hospital improvements will be made. He was strongly indorsed for the position of prison physician and surgeon. Dr. Edwards is 29 years of age, and is unmarried. Dr. Edwards will sever his con nection with Vanderbilt Univer sity and devote all his time to prison work. Will Build Roads. More than $1,500,000 will be spent in East Tennessee for good roads during the spring and sum mer 1915. Knox county-alone will spend $500,000; Morgan county, $250.000;Blount county, $300,000. Claiborne county will vote on her bond issue in the County Court, and Anderson county has adver tised for bids on $500,000, addi tional roads. The finance committe of the County Court of Knox county will receive bids on May 8 for $500,000 road bonds. This money is in the hands of a special commission composed of well-known business men in the county who were nam ed in the bill. This commission is now making a tour of all of the roads in the county, and will place all of the thoroughfares in first class condition and will build ex tensions of the pikes to the county line connecting with other pikes. The commission will employ an engineer on April 17. and they will endeavor to have bids in on the work by the time the funds are available from the bond sale. 0FCITY COUNCIL New Mayor and Aldermen Sworn In. Report of Recorder and Sec'y Board of Public Works. The city council met in regular session Tuesday night. The res ignation of A. B. Scates as alder man was accepced and an election for his successor ordered for Tuesday night, April 20. The annual report of the sec retary of the board of public works, recorder and finance com mitted showing itemized state ments of expenditures of the board was submitted, and copies ordered to be furnished to the papers. The report of the board of pub lic works shows earnings for the year to be $16,676.48, an increase over last year of $1,432.96 and the recorder's report shows re ceipts of $34, 405. 41, expenditures, $29,036 57 and cash on .hand, $5,368.84. - The council then ad journed sine die. The newly elected council was organized by the swearing in of Mayor A. B. Scates, and Alder men J. M. Pierce, J. M. Porter and J. T. Porter.' The ladies were granted water for use on the flower garden on the old Presbyterian church grounds upon their paying for the tapping of the main. R. L. Dunlap and J. M. Porter were directed to investigate the title to Lee school. W. C. John son, C. P. Hudson, J.M. Porter, J. T. Porter apd J. M. Freeman were appointed to investigate the necessity and cost of repairs at Lee school. The council then ad journed until Tuesday night. The figures from the annual report will be published next week. Letter Written on Day of Disaster. Miss Elizabeth Parker of Mur ray, Ky., sister of Ensign T. A. Parker, second officer on subma rine F-4, which went to the bot tom off Honolulu harber about three weeks ago- received a faint gleam of hope on receipt of a let ter from her brother that the young man might possibly be alive, but these hopes vanished when on opening the let ter, its contents revealed the fact that the letter was written and mailed on the day of the dis aster. In the letter Parker dis cussed his operations as a mem ber of the crew of F-4 in and around Honolulu harbor besides many other things of more per sonal interest. All hope was given up long ago that the young man was alive. Sherrill Sworn In. In the presence of Gov. Rye and a number of other friends, Samuel Welh Sherrill was Friday sworn in as superintendent of public instruction of Tennessee by Judge Frank Lynch, who was re cently appointed judge of the Eighteenth Judical Circuit. Im mediately after the oath was tak en the office of the superintendent was crowded with visitors, who came to congratulate the new of- ificial. I Superintendent Sherrill stated that he had not given thought to the personnell of his office force. but will make his selections as soon as he becomes familiar with his new surroundings'. THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 16, 1915 FARMERS INSTITUE N SATURDAY First of Series to Be Held in Paris Third Saturday in Each Month. Meets at 1 O'clock. - The first of a series of farmers institutes to be held on the third Saturday in each month in Paris will be held at the courthouse here Saturday afternoon, begin ing at 1 o'clock. Among tdose on the program for this meeting are: R. T. De Berry, assistant commissioner of agiiculture; H.I S. Nichols, dis trict director of extension work andD. M. Clements, agricultur ist, of Grove school. These institutes are absolutely free and are very beneficial to the farmers, and every one who can should be present at each meet ing and talk with others and learn some of their experience. Those in charge will be very glad to lend their assistance and those who desire information are at liberty to ask it , I The men who have been select ed to give information are among the leading agricultural experts and if there is anything ycu want to know ask them. . E. G. Brown Receives Appointment. Mr. E. G. Browne, better known to every man, woman and child as well as the guard dogs, from Paducah, Ky., to the Mis sissippi river as tfug" has been honored by the warden of the main prison . with an appoint ment in the w&'foissari 'depart ment which commands a nice salary. Tne position is one which '.'Bug" is splendidly qualified to fill and the warden has made no mistake. The Parisian so rejoiced over this appointment that it feels like writing a book about old Brown but, what's the use? Everybody in the country knows that he is the kind of democrat who would suffer him self scalped before he would take back water. Everybody knows that he is the kind of neighbor who never had anything that was too good to divide. " If you have got a grouch on you, he can siap you on the back and tell you a story that will cause the sun to shine, the dew to sparkle on the blossoms of spring and the discordant squawk of a peafowl to sound like melodies from the strings of a violin. "Bug," we congratulate you and Mrs. Brown, and the only drop of bitterness in our whole cup of joy, is that your new du ties will take you away from Paris. Mr. Brown will leave Monday to take charge of his new posi tion and we have asked him to express our appreciation to Gov. Rye, the Board of Control and the Warden. Mrs. Tobe Albritton Mrs. Tobe Albritton, well-known lady died at her home near Hazel Thursday. She is survived by her husband and six children, one sister and three brothers. Ser vices by the Rev. S. R. Hart. ' Episcopal Service. , Rev. T. D. Windcate, arch dea con at Nashville, will conduct the service in this city at the Grace Church, next Sunday, April 18th, at 11:00 a. m. The public cor dially invited to attend. isiini AT HOME , HASA MYSTERY Man Burns to Death in Home Near Hollow Rock After Telling Lawyer Unusual Story. The Hollow Rock community was shocked Saturday upon learn ing thata man, who had been living under the name of F.W. Myers had perished in the flames of his burning home the night before. It is supposed that he set fire to his house and then shot himself. The metal parts of a gun, two pj?'?ls, a purse and several siiyt dollars were found surroung the few parts of his skeleton that were not burned. On the af tenoon before he had come to town and pleaded with a lawyer to lock him up to keep him from killing himself or someone else. He said he had committod an awful deed and had done the work well, and he had been run ning from the law until he would rather be dead anyway, and that he was losing his mind and knew he would harm someone. The lawyer after failing to find out what the crime was or who his people were, told him to come back next morning and he would try to do something for him. He went away seemingly satisfied. Myers owned a good farm and some nice stock, and had money in the bank. . He said he had one sister living in Florida and one in Virginia, but would not give their names. He came to this town tun years ago, bought tfc.'s farm and had lived an honest, independent life, but was feared by his neighbors. He lived entirely alone; never visited; never allowed anyone to enter his house, usually meeting them at the gate or on the gallery with a gun in his hand, asking their business, and sending them promptly away when it was fin ished. The bones will be buried, and the law will take the usual course with the property. Inter-Church Institute. The inter-church institute, which was announced in a recent issue of The Parisian, has been postponed until April. 25-28. Mr. C. W. Blakey, of Nashville, was here Wednesday evening and spoke of the work before a joint assembly of the prayer meetings. Full details will appear in the next issue. Simmons-Nichols. Mr. Ernest Simmons and Miss Dorothy Nichols, prominent young people residing south of Paris, were united in marriage Sunday afternoon, Esq. Snow of ficiating. Teague-Dodd. Mr. J. F. Teague, of. Carbon dale, 111., and Miss Ethel Dodd, of Murray, Ky., were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the Caldwell hotel, this city, Sun day afternoon'. The ceremony was said by Esq. W. T. Snow. Nored-Sturdivant. Mr. Acie Nored and Miss Eliza beth Sturdivant, prominent young people of the Shady Grpve neigh borhood, were married Sunday at 11 o'clock at the home of Esq. W. T. Snow, Esq. Snow officiat ing. V THE HENRY COUNTY SB CONVE Will be Held at Cottage Grove April 24 and 25th. Big Crowds Ex pected to Attend. The Henry County Singing Convention will be held at Cot tage Grove April 24th and 25th, at the Baptist church. Services will open on the 24th at 9:30 a.m., and good singing and such other business as will come before the congregation will be a part of the program. Everybody will be expected to bring dinner each day. Come and enjoy yourself, have a good time and go home feeling glad you were one of U3. The Vaughn quartette will give a concert at night, admission 10 and 15 cents. . Very "respectfully, O. K. Cole, J. W. Chatman, L. B. Price, J. Keith McRee, Chas. Bowden, W. Y.. Morris, Committee. West Tennessee Missionary Union. Following is the program of the fourth annual session of the West Tennessee Woman's Missionary Union which will be held at Boli ver, Tenn.. April 19-20. Monday, 8 p. m. Sermon, by Dr. Luther Little, of Jackson. Tuesday, 9:30 a. m. Superin tendents conference. 10:00 a. m. Devotion, Mrs. J. C. McCoy, Newbern. r 10:15 a. m. Greetings; Mrs. M. L. Hardin, Boliver. Response Mrs. W. R. Hooker, Memphis. Committee appointed. 10:50 a. m. Reports of vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, and associational superintend ents. 11:15 a. m. The beauties or needs of organized effort, Mrs. Frances K. Carter, Nashville. 11:45 a. m. Address, Mrs. Lau ra Yates Burness, Murfreesboro. 12:15 p. m. Adjournment. 2:00 p. m. Devotional, Mrs. T. L Martin, Stanton. 2:15 p. m. Mission study, Mrs. L. Bailey, Martin. 2:40 p,' m.-The failure of the church to meet the needs of hu manity, Mrs. R. S. Brown, Jack son. 3:00 p. m. Saving our own for service, Mrs. A. P. Edwards, Nashville. 3:30 p. m. Baptist Memorial hospital, Mrs. W. J. Campbell, Memphis. 4:00 p. m. The corner stone of the Missionary Structure, Miss Margaret Buchanan, Nashville. 4:30 p. m. Reports of commit tees, reading of minutes. 5:00 p. m. Adjournment Sunday Service at Christian Church. Morning church service at 10:- 45. At the evening service, 7:35, the junior chorus will sing. Ser mon subject: "Christ's call to the young men of today." Our evening service continues for one hour. We begin and stop on time. Everyone invited to attend either or both services. Mrs. Bertha Brandon Mrs Bertha Brandon died Fri day at her home, near Hazel, after along illness. About 15 years ago she wasmarried to W. Under wood To this union two children were born. Later she married T. Brandon, and to this union one child was born. She is survived by her husband and three chil dren. NT ON BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESS CONCERNS NUMBER 6 JOHNSON LAX To Say All This is Sure a Tax, Says Morgan Blake, the Nashville Banner's Political Poet. The following about represen tative Lax is by Morgan Blake, of the Nashville Banner: It requires a large expenditure of energy to give the full name of the representative from Hen ry county all in one fell swoop, but we hereby take the bit in our teeth and let 'er come Joseph Egleton Johnson Lax. In short Joseph Egleton Johnson Lax, To say all this is sure a tax, or words to that effect. After this sublime burst into poetry, let it be known that Mr. Lax hails from Henry county, this being the home county of Gov. Rye and a score or more of new state officials. Mr. Lax is a Democrat from cellar to garret. He has arways been "regular" even when it was not fashionable to be so, and he is proud of the fact. Mr. Lax was born on a farm near Buchanan, Tenn., Septem ber 16, 1866. For twenty years he saw service in the furrows and behind old Beck. He received a common school education in the meanwhile, and at twenty he taught school and read medicine. He then returned to the cows and the chickens and has been farm ing ever since. He served his county as a magistrate for six years. ; Last year hejiecidedjie would ! go to the legislature, and immedr C iately cast his hat into thcring. , He ran in a Democratic primary against E. B. Sweeney, a promi nent young attorney of Paris, and the race was one of the warmest on record. He just did defeat Mr. Sweeney by a 34 margin, which, in common parlance, is known as getting through by the skin of the teeth. In the gener al election he ran against an In dependent Democrat, and this time he got the verdict by the good majority of 638 votes. Mr. Lax is a married man, which further emphasizes that he is a man of good sense. He led Mi3s Minnie Vaughn up to the alter, and from that union four children have been born, three girls and one boy. Mr. Lax is a man of strong convictions and votes like he pleases on all "propositions. He is very popular in the house and numbers his friends by the le gion. He is on the following com mittee: Agriculture; Labor; Pen sions, and Education. Meeting of B. M. C. On another page will be found an announcement of the meeting of the B. M. C., called for Tues day night. Since this announce ment was printed the date has ' been changed to Monday night, the 19th, and all members' are requested fo be present as busi ness of importance will be trans acted. - Ray-Crawford. Mr. Carter Ray and Miss Car tice Crawford were married Sun day morning at 11 o'clock at the home of Esq- W. T. Snow in this city, Esq. Snow saying the cere mony. The bride and groom are prominent young people of the Shady Grove neighborhood.