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IN 1IKNHY COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER o BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESS CONCERNS ansnaira THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION AT HOME i volume xx; PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 1915 NUMBER 7 .1 he A UNITED CHURCH INSTITUTE IN PARIS Under Auspices of State Y. M. C. A., and Local Churches. 1 Opens April 25. The Inter-Church Boys' Work Institute which is to be held in Paris April 25th to the 28th in clusive under the auspices of the State Y. M. C. A., of Tennessee and churches of Paris should . prove of vital interest to the en tire citizenship of the communi ty. This is a united effort on the part of the churches and the Y. M. C. A in the interest of the home, the church, the school, '. the. municipality and all other agencies vitally concerned in the develomnent of rieht type of hovhood. Never before in the history of religious work has the problem of boyhood been given such serious study and intelligent effort as it is receiving at the hands of trained workers at the present time in this important field of work. THE PURPOSE Because of the need of more men and women to assume lead- t; 1 -ii u 1, f era nip in viiurcii wuin. i u i adolescent boys and girls and be cause of the demand on the part - e j. j. 1 . : j, in present ujaciiera ivi inu.'c m- formation and a larger program in their work, the pastors and a group of workers in the churches of Paris have decided to arrange va Uhurcn institute to stuay ana evolve a practicable program to !? meet these ira portant needs. THE PLAN Experienced specialists in this field of work have been secured to lead the sessions of the Insti tute as printed on the program. Forty-five to fifty minutes will be given to the lectures and ad dresses by the leaders and the Institute sessions followed by a period for discussion. A- study of the underlying principles and methods, together with practical programs of church and inter church work with adolescent youth will be clearly and definite ly presented." THE PLACE : The location of the sessions of . the Institute has been determined by the agreement'of the pastors. The regular church services will be conducted by all the pastors next Sunady morning, at which special announcements regarding the Institute will be made, i The opening sessions on next Sunday will be held in the after noon at the Dixie Theatre and in the evening at the Methodist church. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the afternoon ses sions will be held at the Church of Christ and the evening ses sions at the First Baptist church. The athletic demonstration in games and plays for school stu dents will be conducted on the Grove School athletic field Wednesday afternoon, admis sion free to all. THE INSTITUTE LEADERS , This Institute will bring to Paris several leaders who are specialists in the field of boys' work, whose messages will com hine popular interest with an at- V .. " lJ f X ...1 ; .Fam nil inttiDeto1 in rha htntr. life of the community. Ex-Senator W. R. Webb who comes to open the Institute, needs no introduction to Tennes see citizens. His experience in "work with boys is ell known : throughout the South. 1 Mr. Edgar M. . Robinson of BIG VOTE AGIST Vote Against Road Law Nearly Six to One. Two to One Against Stock Law. Last Saturday the people of Henry county went to the ballot box to express their desire in re gard to the stock and road law. A good vote was polled thruout the county and the totals show that the vote against the present road law 1,842 to 334, and the vote against the stock or no fence law was 1,580 to 752. The vote on the stock law was taken to learn the desire of the majority of the people before Representative Lax introduced a bill in the legislature for a no fence law in this county. The vote by districts is as fol low3: Old Districts Stock Law Road Law For Against For Against First 155.. 264.. 131.. 274 Second 23.. 38.. 61 Third 82.. 103.. Fourth 11.. 80.. 3.. 83 Fifth .... 19.. 85.. 15.. 85 Sixth 14.. 73.. 8.. 75 Seventh 22.. 116.. 20.. 115 Eighth..... 3.. 44..-- 4.. 41 Ninth 62.. 116.. 6... 174 Tenth Eleventh 20.. 28.. 10.. 38 Twelfth 18.. 24- 2- 39 thirteenth 75- 30.. 3- 115 Fourteenth 60- 80.. 5- 137 Fifteenth Sixteenth. 35.. 117.. 43- 107 Seventeenth 15- 79- .. 95 Eighteenth 33- 76.. 35- 66 Nineteenth 14.. 134 5- 136 Twentieth Twenty-first-. Twenty-second- 37- 15.. 8- 40 Twenty-third Twentv-fourth.. 24.. 62.. 3- 73 Twenty-fifth 7.. 40- 2- 45 Twenty-sixth'. .. -TOTALC-::r752..1580.334:1842 New York is a boys' work ex pert of international reputation. He "was formerly secretary ot the Canadian National Council for the Boys' Work of Canada. He is now the Senior Boys' Work secretary of the Interna tional Committee of the Y. M. C. A., exercising supervision over the Boys' Work of the Young Men's Christian Associa tion throughout the whole of North America, and editor of the American Youth, the official publication for Association Boys' Work in this country. Mr. Henry G. Hart, Boys' Work secretary of the Nashville Y. M. C. A, has had a large and successful experience in the de velopment of work with boys, especially in the field of church club and Sunday school work with adolescent youth. Mr. Hart is a pleasing and earnest speaker and his messages will bring most valuable and vital contribution to the objective of the Institute. Mr, C. W. Blakey, as secretary for Boys' Work in Tennessee has been intrusted with a position of large leadership in the Boys' Work of the South. As a repre sentative of the State Committee he is co-operating with local pastors in bringing this Boys' Work Institute to Paris. His work with the boys over the state is rapidly becoming known in this stragetic held of Y. M. C A., activity. THE PROMOTION COMMITTEE A promotion committee com posed of interested workers rep resenting the participating churches, is responsible for the promotion of and interest in the work of this Institute. The per sonel of this committee is made up of a limited group of local citizens interested in the work of the Sunday Schools of the various churches, and in the work of the city and county schools. All sessions of the Institute are open to the public without charge, and an interesting pro gram has been provided. NTHUSIASTIC Held Monday Night. Many Mem hers Present and Much Business Transacted. Three hundred fifty-six invita tions were issued to as many B M. C. members and a good-natur ed set of business men and farm ers gathered for the purpose of getting closer together for civic development. Upon motion of Mr. Joel M. Porter it was voted unanimously that some movement be made to secure a boys' dormitory for Grove School. Owing to the lateness of the season it was decided best to postpone the securing of a farm demonstrator until next Febru ary, meanwhile the subscription list will be kept open and all who are interested can subscribe at any time for next January pay ment. The list is in the hands of Mr. Joel Porter. The committee on oiling the streets reported successful pro press and the work of placing it on the streets has been started. It was also reported that others were subscribing in addition to the original list in order that oil might be placed in front of their places, and the chances are that quite a number of residences will have oil on the streets in front of them. Wherever the citizens pay for the oil the city will put it down without cost. Messrs. Jost-Weinbaum und Joel Porter are the committee. The meeting developed the fact there are fifteen directors in the club and that some of these had never attended a meeting and some had not been paying their dues. Upon motion of Mr. John R. Rison, Jr., the by-laws were amended calling for seven direc tors including the President. It was also moved to have the Pres ident appoint a nominating com mittee for the purpose of nomi nating a Blue and Red ticket, and that these tickets be placed before the members at once in order that the annual election of directors, which should have been held in January, may take place the first Monday night in May. President Freeman placed Messrs Charles Hastings, Hen. S. P. Fitzhugh and John R. Rison, Jr., on this committee. It was. decided that every member who had paid up his dues should have a vote in the elec tion. The nominations will be named and the two tickets given due, publicity. Resolutions were read and adopted condemning the locating of the state politecnic school at Cookeville, as this movement on the part of the state would rob Grove School of $500 annually. The Club went on record as heartily endorsing the forward religious movement instituted by all the churches of Paris for the betterment and uplift of our peo ple. At the conclusion of the busi ness the members retired to a unique menu prepared by the secretary and the ladies of the Parents - Teachers' Association. The Industrial punch or "A-Go" was prepared and served by the gentlemen of the A-Go Manufac turing Co., ot Paris. Excursion to Memphis. An excursion will be run from Clarksville tor Memphis Sunday May 16, returning Monday, May 17, Round trip fare from Paris, $2.00. MEETING OF CITY COUNGIjLTUES. NIGHT Former Mayor Freeman Elected Alderman and Harry Hancock Night Marshal. ?. The legislative council of Paris met in session Tuesday night for the purpose of completing organ ization and electing officers whose terms expired at this time, j Former Mayor Freeman was elected a member tc succeed May or Scates. J. N. Porter was elected mayor pro tempore. S. P. Fitzhugh, -city attorney; W. C. Johnson, member board of, pub lic works; S. A. Miller, board of education; Drs. S. H. Caldwell, J. P. Mathewson and A. H. Mil ler, board of health; Dr. A. H. Miller, health officer; A. N. Lind sey, back tax collector; Harry Hancock, night watchman. The Mayor appointed the strand ing committees with Alderman Dunlap chairman of the finance committee; F. M. VanCleave, cemetery; J. T. Porter, police; J. M. Freeman, ordinance, A committee was appointed to confer with the county court committee as to regulation of courthouse closets. The retirement of electric light bonds of $10,000 issued in 1895 was ordered, and $35,000 water works bonds ordered refunded. 1 The number of the fire com pany was fixed at fourteen to serve at $1.50 for each fire. ; At the suggestion of . .Mayor Scates any contracts ' between members of the council and city was prohibited, and contract for caol between city and Peoples' Coal & Ice Co., was referred to the board of public works for in vestigation. The report of t h e commit tee as to repairs at Lee school was accepted and the same com mittee authorized to make repairs not to exceed five thousand dol lars. Attempts Suicide. Miss Lillie Carter, daughter of Mr. J. Spencer Carter, attempted to take her life Tuesday morning when she shot herself with a 22 rifle, the ball entering and pass ing near the heart and left lung and lodging in the back. The ball was located and removed. At last reports she was resting well. No reason has been given why she attempted to take her life. She resides near Manly ville. James T. Jenkins. Wednesday afternoon of last week at the family residence near Cottage Grove, James T. Jenkins died of the infirmities in cident to age, being about 88 years old. - He was a consecrated Christian and a member of the Methodist church. He leaves 11 children, besides many relatives and friends, to mourn his death. The funeral services were con ducted by Rev. McDaniel, after which the remains were interred at Olive Branch cemetery. Bush Scates Travis. I Bush Scates Travis died Friday at the home of Rufe Olive in the Johnson Chapel vicinity,, after a brief illness. He was 23 years of age and quite an inventor, hav ing made many miniature articles of perfect handiwork. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. W. Crump at Johnson Chapel in the presence of many friends and relatives. TO SEEK JENATORSHIP Friends of Eighth District Congress man Bring Strong Pres sure to Bear. A report that has been gain ing a strong foot hold in official circles in Washington for several days is that Representative T. W. Sims, of the Eighth congressional district of Tennessee will be a candidate for United States sen ator next year. Mr. Sims has just returned from Tennessee and, while he re fuses to talk for publication, itis well known that he is being sol icited from all parts of his state to become a canidate for senator. His friends, in their letters ex press confidence that he can win in both the primary and general elections. He has been sent to congress in ten consecutive" elec tions in the closest Democratic district m the state by a vote al ways in excess of the party vote. Although Gov. Hooper carried the Eighth district in the last election by more than 500 major ity, Mr. Sims carried it by a ma jority of 2,491. . Mr. Sims' friends call attention to his success in securing the pas sage of some of the important nation-wide legislation during the present administration, such as the act abolishing the Commerce Court, the repeal of the free tolls provision of the Panama canal act, and the enactment of the Federal trade commission bill," in which Mr. Sims played an im portant part. The movement in his behalf that has been started in Tenness ee has created no little interest in Washington, where Mr. Sims has so long been a national figure. District Conference Planned. Below is the list of appoint ments for the third round for the Paris district of the M. E. church by the presiding elder, Rev. L. D. Hamilton: Paris Station, at First Church, May 9-10; Big Sandy Circuit, at Rushings Chapel, May 15-16; Faxon Mission, at Sulphur Creek, May 16-17; Cottage Grove Cir cuit, at Hickory Grove, May 22 23; Puryear Circuit, at Haglers Chapel, May 29-30; West Mur ray Circuit, at Coles Camp Ground, June 5-6; Kirksey Cir cuit, at Mount Carmel, June 6-7; Hazel and Pleasant Grove, at Hazel, June 12-13; Hazel Circuit, at Story s Chapel, June 13-14; Atwood Circuit, at Pleasant Hill, June 19-20; McKenzie, June 20 21; Dresden Station, at Dresden, June 26-27; West Prairie Circuit, at Henry, June 27-28; McKenzie Circuit, at El Bethel, July 3-4; Gleason Circuit, Liberty, July 4-5; East Murray Circuit, at Sulphur, July 10-11; Murray Station, at Murray, 11-12; Olive Circuit, July 17-18; Almo Mission, July 18-19; Manleyville Circuit, July 24-25. The district conference will convene at Dresden, Tenn., July 7-8. The opening sermon will be preached by the Rev. J. A. Hassell on Tuesday night, July 8, at 8 o'clock. The conference will open at 8:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. Let all the pastors and delegates take notice. The pastors will see that their quarterly confeernce journals are on hand. Phone 197 for your printing. STATE GETS MILLION ATM PER CENT New York Bank Jakes Tennessee Short Term Notes.Best Deal Since the War. ' State Treaurer Porter Dunlap, acting with the authority of the State Funding Board, Saturday afternoon closed a trade with the National City Bank of New York at three per cent for the $1,000, 000 short-time notes or bonds re cently authorized by the General Assembly to take care of the de ficit which the Rye administra tion inherited from its predeces sors. This is the best trade the state has made on its bonds since reconstruction da s. ' These notes will be dated May 1 and mature July 1. On the latter date there will be available for the retirement of these notes the proceeds of the $11,781,000 bond sale which will be negotiated shortly. The latter issue will take care of the entire state debt, the bonds maturing 40 years from date on a serial basis. The report of C. A. Ware, assistant state auditor, made as of Jan, 15, last, showed a deficit in the state treasury of $1,022, 266.31: On April 9, at the meet ing of the funding board, Treas urer Dunlap, reported that there was more than $1,250,000 less in the treasury on that day than on the same day two years ago, and more than $1,000,000 less than on the same day one year pre vious.""" Thi3 s"ame report showed that the remittances from the county trustees over the state, which is the principal source of revenue coming into the state's coffers, amounted to practically the . same as for several years previous. The state's outstanding obliga tions would wipe out whatever small balance the state has had to its credit and show an absolute deficit. The rate of interest which the state will pay for the $1,000,000 loan it is floating at this time as an emergency measure, is so low that the state will lose nothing. The money, or whatever part of itis not immediately paid out, will be deposited in Tennessee banks at interest. When the news spread in bank ing circles this afternoon that the state had consummated its loan at the rate of three per cent. Treasurer Dunlap received many congratulations from local bank ers, who had been attempting to secure so good a bid as the one accepted. The lowest bid local bankers were able to secure for the entire issue of $1,000,000 was four per cent. One banker did receive a bid for 3 1-2 per cent for $5,000 worth of the notes. Another remarkable feature of the transaction was that Treasur. erDunlap closed the trade without going to New York, or scarcely leaving his office at the capitol. In former times it has been the fashion for the funding board to make expensive junketing trips to the eastern financial centers, all the expenses coming out of the pockets of the taxpayers. Treasurer Dunlap introduced a new style by remaining in his of fice at the capitol, attending to all routine duties, and at the same time pushing to a successful con clusion this remarkable trade. In this he has been ably assisted by W. R. Marshall, theTullahoma banker, who was recently elect ed secretary of the state funding board to succeed Gen. George E. Blake. I S. WILL RE-ELECT WILSON NEXT YEAR Has Maintained Peace and Plenty for Nation. Kept Out of Euro pean and Mexican Tangles. That the European war will en rich the United States that almost a miracle of statescraft has been wrought in keeping Uncle Sam out of the embroglio, that a mer chant marine law will be enacted by the next Congress, that Pres ident Wilson will be nominated by the Democrats and re-elected, and that the greatest era of pros perity is dawning on this country in all its history, are predictions made by the Hon. K. D. McKel lar representative in Congress from the Memphis district. During the last session of the Congress the most memorable in its history, Mr. McKellar became intimate with the Wilson admin istration policies through his able efforts in committee and on the floor of the House. He en joyed the confidence not only of the president, but of heads of departments and leaders in all lines. "While the present European war is the greatest catastrophe that has ever befallen the peo ple of Europe in all their history, and while temporarily its harm ful effects have hurt our own people, still, my firm belief is that in the end, if we keep out of the fight, it will mean the su premacy of the United States in " VI J UilAld VC, 111 TV Ui 1U 11" nance and world power," said Mr. McKellar. Parent-Teachers-Association. At the school last Tuesday af ternoon the parent teachers association, in a most delightful manner, entertained two hun dred interested guests. The ef ficient officers of the association, ever alert to promote and extend this good cause, strive to make the programs diversified and their meetings, at all times, in teresting, and on this meeting turned the occasion into a social hour. The most desirable refresh ments were served to the guests aud during the afternoon splendid readings and good appealing music by the band threw every one into their most happy dispo sition. During the whole social hour the occasion was inspiring, and modestly we wish it could return. Previous to the social hour the regular business program was conducted which was bright and instructive. The Parent teachers associa tion is one of the most commend able organizations within our city. It is an organization look ing toward the better and higher interests and development of our own boys and girls. This organi zation is officered by most capa ble ladies- The personel of the entire membership is the best we have they are mothers fathers and teachers. No matter how good your school board; your superinten dent of schools; your teachers; they can all do better work by and with the co-operation and aid of an organization of the parent teachers type. By the help of such an organization a more finished standard can be obtained and maintained. An Interested Man. - The Parisian one year for $1.