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LARGER CIRCULATION IN HENRY COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER REST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR THE LOCAL RUSINESS CONCERNS ran THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION AT HOME VOLUME XX PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1915 NUMBER 11 The NASHVILLE BOOSTERS SPEND HOUR IN They Didn't Know What a Ei Jown was 'Til They Hit This One. The Nashville Boosters arrived in Paris last Friday at 10:20 a, m., over the N. C. & St. L. Ry and the band played "Coming Through the Rye" as the Boos ters marched to the courthouse, which was filled to overflowing. The Boosters had just received a telegram from Gov. Rye express ing approval of the movement and regret that he was unable to join them. Louis Spencer Dan iel on behalf of the business men and citizens of Paris extended a cordial welcome. He spoke of the long and cbse association of Nashville and Paris. He appre ciated the friendly spirit of the Boosters. Director-General Hume voiced the Boosters' ap preciation of their hearty recep tion. President Alfred H. Williams was presented as a friend of Gov. Rye, who had been fur nished the state by Paris. He spoke of the closej-elationship that had always exited between Nashville and Paris. He spoke of the jobbing interests of Nash ville and the support that had been accorded them by the mer chants of Paris. James Palmer, the apostle of i good roads, delivered his helpful! message. He'spoke for the state fair that this year puts out a big ger and better program than ev er before. He'also spoke for the Knapp school of agriculture and advised the boys to stay on the farm. "Scotti" sang a parody on "Coming Through the Rye," while the band played.the accom paniment. i W. N. Billings, Jr., referred to the diversified interests of Nashville which he believed had prevented that city from suffer ing much from the recent finan cial depression. The Boosters were preaching the doctrine of home trade. S. W. McGill was the last speaker. He made a short, snap py talk. He told several antec dotes in his own inimitable style of some of the interesting hap penings of the present tour. He spoke of the value of character of the man in big business, s the Boosters left at 11:20 over "the L. &.N., for Clarksville, Rye Signs Highway Bill. The Johnson bill creating a , state highway department was signed by Gov. Rye. The first duty of the commission will be to visit each county and in co-operation with the county road com missioners, and county courts; adopt a system of connected roads. Senator Johnson has made a personal study of methods used in all the states, .and most of the pro vinces in Canada. It is be lieved he will be named the com missioner for West Tennessee. ' The act provides for six com 'missioners. Three to be ex-of fi cio, composed of the governor, state geologist and dean of engi neering of the state university. Three are to be appointed - by the governor, one from each -grand division of the state. The commission will elect from its members a president and a secretary. TO WORK SHORT TERM IS Measure Introduced by Speaker Albert E. Hill Passes in the Senate. Speaker Albert E. Hill Thurs day succeeded in getting a bill passed through the senate pro viding for the working of short term convicts on the public roads under the supervision of county road commissioners. The bill, which is generally approved, is as follows: . "Section 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Tennessee, that in all cases where any person shall be con victed of a felony, and the jury trying the case shall be of the opinion tht the offence merits a punishment of five years or less, the court, in its discretion, may order said person confined in the county workhouse for the term of such sentence; provided, that the trial judge shall have the power to order the removal of the prisoner from the county workhouse to the penitentiary whenever, in his opinion, they are being treated in a brutal or inhuman manner, or when it shall appear to him that the physical condition of the prison er is such that - working on the roads is deleterious to his health. "Section 2. Be it further en acted, that all prisoners so sen tenced shall be worked on the county roads under the supervi sion of the county road commis sioners of one or more counties when in the opinion of the com missioners of those counties a sufficient number are available to pay the county for the neces sary expense incurred for keep ing and caring for same. "Section 2. Beit further en acted, that all laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provi sions of this act be, and the same are hereby, repealed. "Section 4. Be it further en acted, that this act take effect on and after SeptembHr 1st, 1915, the public welfare requiring it. Bad Check Bill A Law. Gov. Rye Friday signed the bad check bill." The bill pro vides: "That any person who shall obtain, with fraudulent intent, money or other property which may be subjected of larceny, or who shall obtain credit with like intent, by means of a check, draft or order of which he is the maker or drafter, which is not paid by the drawee, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor if the amount or v a 1 u e is $30 or less; if the amount or value is more than $30 he shall be guilty and punishable as in case of lar ceny of such money or other property or of anything of value obtained on such credit, unless' payment of such draft, check or order, after given seven days' written notice, mailed to ti e drawer's last known addresj, and the fact that such maker r drawer did not have on deposit or to his credit with the bank, person, firm or corporation upon which such check, draft or order drawn, sufficient funds to pay the same when presented, uiless such check or draft is paid or ac cepted when presented saall be prima facie evidence of fraudu- lent intent." from aid after its passage." ROADS GET DOWN Every town has its men of wealth its prominent citizens people who are looked upon as the community leaders. AND AS THEY LEAD, SO WILL THE COMMUNITY BE. If, YOU have accumulated a competency and are enjoying that life of ease to which you are entitled, it is time for you to think of your community of your children of your neighbor's little ones. Your town needsyour strength and your assistance. GET DOWN AND PUSH. The generation that is passing away started you on the road to affluence pushed you along life's pathway headed you for that goal which you now enjoy. THEY GAVE YOU A PUSH and your energy, and persever ance, and determination did the rest. Now you are on top and a new generation is springing up, and they, have an ambition to achieve. But their goal is a long way up, and the road is steep, and there are many obstacles to be overcome before your children and your neighbor's children may hope to reach the goal of THEIR ambition. The community standard in vogue when you were a boy was doubtless high for those times, but the same standard is hope less today a relic of the past an impossibility of the future. To maintain its relative posi tion in the world your communi ty must prosper, and grow, and expand. And your children are con fronted with those changing con ditions. To hold your town down to the early standard is like cutting the throat of your faithful dog, or casting your bank book into the flames. But advancing its material in terests is like casting the loaves and fishes to the hungry multi tudes. You are successful the past has enriched you of its wealth the future is one of peace, FOR YOU, But what of the children of today what of those growing to manhood and womanhood only to be forced to meet the serious problems of a few years hence? What of the future of YOUR OWN DECENDANTS? A retarded commercial spirit, a throttled community growth, Wright Ray is Urged to Run for Assessor. Friends are urging Mr. T. Wright Ray of the Chickasaw community to throw his hat into the ring as a candidate for tax a?sessor, and it is understood that Mr. Ray has the matter un- der consideration. . Mr, Ray was formerly and em ploye of the L. & N. shops in this city and enjoys an intimate . acquaintance with practically every one of the ""shop boys", also he has lived in the old Sev- enteenth and Fourth districts and has a large number of friends in this section, as well as throughout the county. While a resident of the old Seventeenth he served as con stable for one term, and although he declined to run for re-election received a large number of complimentary votes. If he de- cides to enter the race for tax assessor there is no doubt that he will be a strong candidate. I While he is at present follow- AND PUSH all portend a struggle with adver sity in the years to come. Other men of means and prom inence will act. and OTHER COMMUNITIES will forge to the front and prosper and if YOUR community I simply re mains stationary it will soon be subsisting on the crumbs " that others cast aside. ," . What are YOU going to do about it you men. of MEANS and the ABILITY TO ACT? Are vou going to GET DOWN AND PUSH? Are you going to assist YOUR children, as your FATHERS as sisted YOU? yfy ' j Are you going to give YCUR town a SHOVE to the FRONT a BOOST that will mean PROS PERITY for the FUTURE? A town that is worth LIVING in is worth BOOSTING. And all good citizens should be boosters -in fact, the really DE SIRABLE citizens ARE boosters. This world is moving at a rap id pace, and Ameriea leads the van. Do you want to see your chil dren marching well up " to the FRONT-in the position of HON OR or would you prefer to see them ambling along in the dust of more progressive people? The great opportunity for com mercial and community advance ment is here now is looking for a word of encouragemet from YOU-is waiting for YOUR ac tion. " ' . . -But by the time your sons reach man's estate 0PPORTU NITY will have MARCHED ON and into the waiting embrace of OTHER.COMMUNITIES. That is, unless YOU act NOW, and to SOLE PURPOSE. One hand may not raise a stone, but many hands make light work of the heaviest bur dens. There are many hands in YOUR community-hand3 capa ble of performing WONDERFUL FEATS in community building. Perhaps YOURS are two of those hands. But what are the many hands DOING? Are they PUSHING-SHOVING - BOOSTING TO THE FRONT? Or are they pulling dragging retarding the growth of YOUR community, and YOUR people? What are YOUR hand3 doing, brother? ing his trade of painter, Mr. Ray has spent a number of years of his life "following old Beck" and is well acquainted with the land values over the county. W. G. Adams May Enter Race. Mr. W. G. Adams may enter the race for trustee of Henry county. , Mr. Adams is connected with the hustling real estate firm of Adams & Gray and is one of the best known men in the county, having had dealings with prac tically all the farmers whilev en gaged in the tobacco business here and since he has entered the real estate business, Mr. Adams would make a good race and he has many friends who would stand by him to the finish, and here's hoping, that if he enters, he will find the water fine. When a woman takes a man fnr het.tpr ir wnrsp time- erpnpr- ally claps an emphasis on the worse. DATES ARE SET EOR TEACHERS' EXAM. First Examination May 31st and June 1st. Second Will Be Held July 15-16. The first examination of teach ers will be held May 31 and June 1. The second examination will be held July 15-16. Examina tions will be held at the county seats and certificates will be good only in the county in which the examination is taken. Examinations will be held also on the same dates in Memphis, Paris, Savannah and Jackson, supervised by representatives of the State Board of Education, and certificates granted at these places will be valid in any county in the state. On the first day of both exami nations the schedule will include spelling, arithmetic, grammar, writing physiology and reading. All the rest of the studies are embraced in the second day's work. Certificates shall.be designated and graded as elementary certi ficates of the first or second grade or high school certificates of the first or second grade. A first grade certificate shall be valid for a period of five years years from date of issue. A second grade certificate for a period of two years. To obtain a first grade certi ficate, the applicant must be at least 19 years g! age and must have at least eight months'- suc cessful teaching beside meeting other requiements. ' Teachers can secure circulars giving full and complete instruc tions by seeing or writing the county superintendent. Since the above was put in type the following has been re ceived from Supt. Sherrill: "Since sending out my first announcement I have carefully examined the lajv relative to the certification of teachers. As the result of this examination I am of the opinion that no holder of a State certificate now in force can be compelled to take an examina tion in the Reading Circle course. According to the law none need take this course except those who wish to change their five year certificates into permanent certificates as prescribed on page 103 Public School Laws. This ruling applies also to graduates of Normal Schools who hold four-year professional certificates. Let me call your attention to the fact that a temporary certifi cate can be given only to those who have stood an examination and failed, and no such certifi cate is valid longer than the time for the next examination. If your certificate be marked "tem porary," it will expire May 31, 1915. (See page 102 Public School Law.) Let it be remembered that no teacher can receive pay out of the public school funds who does not hold a State certificate. Any officer paying money to any such teacher is subject to a fine of not less than five ($5.00) dol lars nor more than fifty ($50.00) dollars. Institute attendance will be re auired as prescribed by law. On May 14th, the General Assembly passed a bill repealing the fee charged applicants for examination. It also passed a bill making any certificate issued by the State Board a license to teach in any county of the State regardless of where the exami nation be held. L ASSEMBLY CLOSES Final Adjournment Follows the Signing of Bills. Governor Gets Word. Nashville, May 18. The fin ishing touch was begun on the passing of the regular session of the Fifty-ninth General Assem bly this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock,, when Speaker Hill and Speaker Cooper appointed a joint com mittee to wait upon the governor and convey to him the informa tion that both houses were about to assume the state of rigor mortis, and that only a powerful hypodermic from the executive in the shape of new and neces sary business would prevent the impending calamity." The Governor graciously in formed the committee that there was nothing further doing at all. The committee reported the re sult of their visit to the respec tive houses, when immediately thereafter the speakers, with one blow each of the gavel, put the dying Fifty-ninth out of its misery. The committeemen who wait ed upon the governor for final instructions were: Senators Cle ment, Ashcroft, Parham, Murray and Stevens, and Representa tives Stewart, McDade, Neely and Houk. The journal will show that the final ceremonies took place at 5:18 o'clock Monday, May 17, 1915, with the sine die adjournment following, at 8 o clock p. m. the same day, this date beir entered on record in accordance with previous resolu tions and on the advice of legal authority. Very few members of either house were in attendance during today, and only routine business incident to winding up the affairs of the session was transacted. Newt White Quits Senate State Senator Newt H. White of the Twenty-second senatorial district, including the counties of Giles, Lawrence and Wayne, presented his resignation last week to Gov, Rye and the senate, to take effect immediately on its being spread on the journal of the senate. The immediate cause of his resignation was the passage of a bill by the house and senate tak ing 5,500 acres of land from Giles county and transferring these acres to Marshall county, It is charged that the bill passed the house during the illness of Rep resentative Flournoy of Giles county, and that when it reach ed the senate, though he was assured of the opposition of a number of members, some of these senators, due to political manipultaion, voted for the bill when it was called up for pas sage. Senator White cites a de cision of the Supreme Court to show that such a transfer of ter ritory by the legislature is un constitutional. Plough Morris. " Miss Violet Katherine Morris, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Weldon, of Paris Landing, was married Sunday, May 9, to Mr. Samuel Plough, of Memphis. The ceremony was solemized in Nashville while the bride was the guest of her uncle, Mr. D. B. Lightman. Mrs. Plough is a graduate of Ward Belmont College and while attending that institution gained an enviable reputation as a tal ented pianist and vocalist GERMANY MAY NOT REPLYJOR A WEEK Two Important Factors May Delay Imperial Government's Conclusions. Washington, May 18-Two im portant factors, it became known, tonight, are working to delay for another week Germany's reply to the American note of May 13, sent as a consequence of the Lusitania disaster. The next few days are expect ed to decide whether Germany will be confronted with a new military situation by the en trance of Italy into the war, cut ting off all supplies through the Mediterranean. Interested diplomatists her'.e believe the interim of delay will reveal whether the United States, of its own initiative, will send a general protest to the allies with respect to their alleged violations of international law by interfer ing with the commerce between American ports and neutral coun tries of Europe. It is known with some defi niteness that Germany will in dicate her willingness to act to ward all merchantmen just as destroyers or cruisers would, giving ample time for passengers and crew to leave provided mer chantmen are unarmed or if passengers and contraband traf fic are separated. That position is looked on with some favor here, provided it suggested a3 "a v teraporary jar. rangement, and does not involve relinquishment by the United States of the rights of its citizens to travel anywhere on the high seas on enemy or belligerent un armed ships. The United States will insist, however, that the principles of law and humanity expressed in its note must be recognized and admitted by Germany, and that any intention to destroy Ameri can lives as on the Lusitaia must be disavowed. That the United States will stand firmly on the principles set forth in its note, has been conveyed indirectly and informally to Germany. Washington, May 19. Official Washington this afternoon wait ed momentarily for official news that war had been declared be tween Italy and Austria. While not commenting, officials based their relief upon the formal pe tition received today from both nations asking that American diplomats care for the diplomatic offairs of each nation in the event of war, and a dispatch received via Paris, from Basel, Switzerland late today, which said that mo- hiliznfinn of trrvmn ia Vioiiiw cnn. tinued rapidly all along the Ital ian frontier. It is said that Italy now has 1,700,000 soldiers mobil ized and equipped. Bucy-Harris " " Esq. W. T. Snow said the words which united in marriage Claude Bucy and Mrs. Nellie Harris. The bride is a beautiful and popular young woman of near India and the groom is a worthy farmer of the same lo cality. They will reside . near India. Freeland-McFarland Mr. Ira Freeland and Miss Lillie McFarland, of the Chapel Hill vicinity, were married last Sunday in Puryear, Esq. K. W Lyon officiating.