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IN HENRY COUNTY THAN ANY OTHKR NEWSPAPER BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESS CONCERNS .a THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION AT HOME VOLUME XX PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 1915 NUMBER 13 O 0 V 1 1 LOYAL ODD FELLOWS PAY VISIT 10 101 Large Crowd Goes On Special Train Promoted By Local Odd Fellow. Sunday was a great day at the Odd Fellows' Home, at Clarks- ville, the many visitors being I highly entertained in many ways. An excursion consisting of 350 persons from Dickson and points between, and 550 from points on the Louisville & Nash ville road west of the city arriv ed in the morning, going at once to the home, where they spent the remainder of the day. The girls of the home had prepared lunches consisting of pies, cake, sandwiches and ice cream, and were kept busy for two hours serving these to the guests. At 1 o'clock the auditorium was packed to its utmost to witness the exercises by the children. An invocation was offered by the Rev. B. McNatt. Hervey Whit field delivered an address of welcome, the response to which was given by Mrs. Matt Hynds of Hyndsville, chaplain of the Rebekah assembly. An interes ting program was given by the home girls. Judge Mayo of Dresden made a short address upon the work being accomplish ed at the home. The excursion ists had prepared and sold , several hundred buttons, the proceeds of which were presenc- - ed by W. D. Henser to Andrew Falcorwr,and Miss Georgie Ger man, the recent graduates of the high school. Memorial exercises were con ducted at the cemetery and the graves decorated. Songs were sung by the children, and Mrs. Ferguson of Nashville, Dancy Fort and R. A. Gardner deliver ed short addresses. The home now shelters 183 children and is in splendid condition. Engagement Announced. Mrs. Emma L. Thomas, of Bristol, Va., announces the en gagement and approaching mar riage of her daughter, Catherine Emma, to Mr. Lambreth Han cock, of Paris, Tenn., the wed ding to take place Wednesday, June 16, at 231 East Church avenue, Knoxville, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John H' Morrell, cousins of the bride-to be. Only relatives and close Ma will be invited to witm;i ceremony, which will be per formed by Dr. W. W. Hamilton, pastor of the First Baptist church of Lynchburg, Va., and an uncle of the bride. MEJj Thomas is a talented musician and possesses a pleas ing contralto voice. She has been here on a number of occa sions. She is a graduate of Mil ligan college and Virginia Inter mont. For the past two years she has been teaching piano and voice at Sweetwater college. She has visited in the city a number of times where she has many friends who will learn with interest of her approaching marriage. Miss Thomas is now the guest of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Morrell. Mr. Hancock was formerly pastor of the Forest Avenue Christian church of this city, but is now pastor of the First Christ ian church of Paris, Tenn., He is also well known in this city, where he has many friends From the Knoxville Sentinal May 29th. Drug Stores Will Close Sundays. The proprietors of the drug stores and J. N. Currier have mutually agreed to close their places of business on each and every Sunday from and after this date at 10 a. m., and remain closed until 4 p. m., and have further agreed to close at 6:30 p. m. to remain closed until Mon day morning. The drug stores will open any time during the day to fill prescriptions for those who are urgently in need of same, but will not sell anything except drugs or medical pre scriptions. This agreement has been sign ed by each of the above and we believe will meet with general approval, and will give those1 employed at these places an op portunity to be out a greater part of the day. PEACE LEAGUE FOB THE NATIONS A committee of 100 prominent men of the country, headed by William H. Taft, have issued a call for a conference to be held in Independence Hall, Philadel phia, June 17, to consider the adoption of proposals for a League of Peace, or League of Nations. It is proposed, according to the text of the call, that the United States shall become one of a league of powers which shall agree to use their joint military forces to prevent any one of their number from going to war with another before recourse is had to a judicial tribunal or. where the question in dispute is not justici able, to an international council of conciliation. The plan is largely the idea of Mr. Taft, it is said, who will pre side at the conference, and is un derstood to have the personal though unofficial endorsement of President Wilson. Win Scholarships at Grove School The graduating exercises of the Grove Henry county high school were conducted Thursday evening in the school auditorium in the presence of the largest audience ever assembled there for that purpose. The com mencement address was delivered by Prof W. K. Tate of Peabody college, Nashville. The scholarship medal given by. Judge A. B. Lamb went to Miss Gwendoline Travis, for the st years work. The following ved scholarships: Miss Gwendoline Travis, Miss Valentine Cooper, Caldwell Dumas, Marqui3 Alexander, Jerry Fitch, Harmon Hoffman, Jasper Wiggins. J. M. Coben for Assessor. Mr. J. M. Coben, of Buchanan, route 1, announces in this issue of The Parisian for tax assessor of Henry county, subject to the action of the Democratic party. Mr Coben is a young man, was born and raised in the old 23rd district and has been a resident of the 8th district for about five years, and has always resided in Henry county. This is the first time he has ever been a candi date for office and he will begin an active campaign in the near future. Mr. Coben has been teaching in the county for some time and his services haye met with gen 'eral satisfaction. He is ener getic and a hustler, and we be lieve will be one of the leaders when the votes are counted. OE Tennessee Yields Precedence Only to California in Production. Tennessee stands second of the states in the Union aa a straw berry producer, with California first, according to a survey made of last year's crop by the depart ment of agriculture. During 1914 Tennessee shipped 1,571.5 carloads of strawberries out of the state, while California ship ped 2,312. Of the total of the 1914 crop 14,553.2 carloads were shipped for commercial purposes. May is regarded as the harvest time for the Tennessee crop. In order to encourage the pro duction of strawberries, the department of agriculture is this year conducting a telegraphic market news service of the daily movements of strawberries to the large markets, with the prices received. Reports of these movements and prices are telegraphed daily to the produc ing areas and consuming centers to assist in the profitable distri bution of the crop and in order to protect the growers. Department officials, in speak ing of the manner in which the crop is handled, emphasize the importance of growers shipping in large crates, and urges the packers to see to it that inferior and infected berries are not placed in the bottom and center of the box and the large, fine berries on top, as such' practice is not only deceptive, but ren ders grading impossible unless the berries are poured on a table and graded when repacked. Piano Recital. The pupils of Miss May Corum achieved a pronounced success Friday evening at the court house when a splendid program varied and interesting was artis tically rendered and interpreted with much intelligence,' expres sion and skill. In this well selected program each performer seemed to con centrate all the breath and bloom of her year's work. Mrs. Mar vin McSvvain, whose voice is known and loved by all, sang in her usual charming manner the solo part of a song for the chil dren. The woi k of each one on the program was an undived tribute to Miss Corum's instruction. Excursion to Memphis. An excursion will be run from Paris to Memphis Sunday, June the 20th returning on Mon day, leaving Memphis at 9 o'clock. The train will leave Paris at 7:30 a. m. Round trip fare $2.00, children of five and under twelve years one half fare. This will be the last excursion this year, and those going will have an op portunity to see Memphis and Chattanooga of the Southern lea gue, play a good ball game. Don't fail to go. Atkins & Morton Make Assign - ment. The firm of Atkins & Morton, composed of E. B. Atkins and Frank Morton, dealers in men's clothing, has made an assign ment for the benefit of creditors. H. L Bruce was appointed trus- ! tee. Liabilities amount to about $3,000 and assets, consisting of stock, fixtures and notes, are ap proximately $6,589. Truck Fanners Prosper. The following crop report is given out for Henry county by the Henry County Truck Grow ers' Association : Very li ttle cot ton, if any, has been planted, the enormous wheat crop, .which gave such glowing promise, is cut 60 per cent by th .Hessian fly, which visits West Tennessee every 15 or 20 years. Eaormous crops of oats, barley and rye will be reduced possibly 40 per cent from infection. Shortage of sweet potato plants, but large crops of both sweet and Irish potatoes will be produced. Corn will be the leader in Henry coun ty, followed by tobaccaX-While there is a shortage in tobacco plants, the recent raina-. remedy this and an excellent crop of to bacco will be produced. All truck products show ex cellent prospects. Strawberries and cultivated blackberries show good prospects. ( Despite the appearance of the Hessian fly the general crops in Henry county will be the best in many years. The farmer's are bent upon recovering losses from the dry weather last year and year befere last. : Low prices for last year's to bacco and cotton and the scarcity of cash for the necessary seed for this year has to some extent handicapped the average farm er, r t - Cattle, hogs and poultry and dairy products rally to the cause of general prosperity and as a whole the farmer has :; unus ually bright prospects this year. The farmers are already pre paring for the early falh tfoiinty fair and and the state fairs, where they will have noticeable exhibits. How Caldwell Got the Job. Y. Q. Caldwell, of Pans, is at the Maxwell House. "Quit" is the identical person who, when there was a scramble on for the chief stamp-licker of Paris, got on the train and went to Wash ington to see his old college chum, secretary McAdoo, The two gentlemen walked up to the White House together and when they came away Mr. Caldwell had in his inside pocket a little slip of paper signed by Woodrow Wilson which called for one post office and the usufruct thereof at Paris, Tenn. Very simple when you have an old college chum who is on the inside and up next. Tavern Tips, Nashville Tennessean. Sloan-Hill Last Saturday evening at the home of Mrs. Martha Hill, in West Paris, her daughter, Miss Flora and Mr. Wm. Sloan were united in marriage Rev. W. F. Collier officiating. Miss Hill is a very attractive young lady and Mr. Sloan is the son of E. E. Sloan of this city and a worthy young gentleman. Best Year for School. At the closing exercises of the Big Sandy high school, two plays were presented. Miss Annie Mai Hamilton's music class gave a recital, and a general program was given by pupils of all grades. This has been the best year in the history of the school. The faculty has not as yet been selected for next term, but it is thought Profs. Manning and Bennet will be re-engaged Miss Hamilton has been employ ed for the music department. GERMANY'S HE IS NOT SATISFACTORY Declare Lusitania an Auxiliary Cruiser and Withold Final Decision. In a note received the first of the week Germany witholds its final decisions on the demands advanced by the United States in connection with the sinking of the Lusitania until the receipt of an answer from the United States to the note which the for eign minister delivered to Ambassador Gerard, in reply to the note received by the German government on May 15 from America. Officials point out that deci phering of the offioial German reply shows that Germany has evaded all of the main issues in the original American protest, and has attempted to raise a point of delay in asking for an agreement on the status of the Lusitania, declaring Germany information the liner carried mounted guns below decks. Some declare this sort of a re ply from Berlin is of itself an open insult to American authori ties' as it indicates that Germany questions the good faith of New York port authorities in clearing an armed merchantman. The official text of the note from Germany was before the president Monday. Officials gen erally read it - with ; profound disappointment, for, they point ed out, it endeavored to obscure and evade the main issue the questions of humanity involved and sought to interpose a tech- ical argument on matters of law hitherto undisputed under the universally accepted laws of na tions. Most important of all it was noted no attention was given to the Americans request for assur ances that American lives would be safeguarded in the future. President Wilson has determin ed that the United States must ascertain definitely and promptly from Germany whether that country intends in the future to be guided by the accepted prin ciples of international law and the rights of neutrals or to follow its own rules of maritime war fare. The president listened to a varied expression of opinion at a meeting of his cabinet, taking little part in the discussion him self. Later he began the prep aration of a note to be dispatch ed before the end of this week, embodying his own ideas and what seemed to him the consen sus of his official family. The verdict of a majority of the cabinet was that the German reply to the American note fol lowing the sinking of the Lusi tania was unresponsive and un satisfactory, disregarding the good will of the United States, doubting its facts and disclaim ing all blame for the destruction of the merchantman with Amer ican lives. An unfavorable answer to this inquiry would lead, it was pre- dieted in omciai quarters, to a severance of diplomatic relations on the ground that the United States could not continue inter course with a government which repudiated these principles, Steps then wOuld be taken to in form Americans of the dangers to which they were exposed as a result of this action, and such measures as necessary adopted to safeguard the lives and inter ests of citizens of the United States. Should Germany accept the principle in a way that would constitute a guarantee for the future, the American govern ment would reiterate its demand for a "strict accountability" for I violations of this principle and the killing of Americans on the Lusitania.. Mrs. Willie Nance. Monday at the of her nephew, Wilson Cherry, near Paris, Mrs. Willie Nance died of convulsions at the age of about 65 years. She was a consistent christian and a member of the Methodist Church. She leaves two sons and other relatives. The re mains were laid to rest in Pales tine burying ground after funeral services by Rev. E. W. Crump. CAPTAIN PECK'S TERM EXPIRES The term of office of Capt. T. F. Peck, commissioner of agri culture, expired Monday. No appointment has yet been made to fill the vacancy and it will probably be several days be fore it is made. Among the applicants foi the place are Col. John Thompson, J. D. B. Debow and Col. Joel Fort, all of whom have been spoken of before. This position is among the best the governor has at his dis posal, and is one that should be filled by a man who is in every way capable of discharging the duties of the office in the proper manner.'" - '-""' - . " No one can deny that under Capt. Peck's direction the de partment has done some good work in behalf of the agricultur ists of the state and in some lines a great deal of progress has been made. Arrangements to Hold Chautauqua. Mr. Jack Roberts, one of the promoters of the Redpath Chau tauqua, is in the city this week to complete final arrangements for the holding here of one of the greatest Chautauqua programs ever presented in Paris. The Swain show lot, which is convenient, has been selected as the site for the chautatqua this year, which will begin next Wed nesday the 9th and will continue through Wednesday the 16th. The program for this year will no doubt surpass any we have ever had and numbers have al ready made arrangements to attend. Season tickets are now on sale at J. L. Holland's store. Season tickets are now selling at $2.50 and will sell at that price until the supply of one thousand pur chased by the local committee has been exhausted, when the price will advance to $3.00 and it would be well for those who wish to purchase tickets at $2.50 to call at Mr. Holland's immedi ately. Start Players' Club. The young people of Paris have organized a Players' Club, for the purpose of studying express ion and the dramatic arts, The organization has been limited to 15 members, with Pittman Rob erts as president and Reginald Jones as secretary. The associa tion will produce two plays each month during the summer. The proceeds will go to municipal improvements. SUNNY SKIES FOR VETERANS Ideal Weather Smiles - On Con federates Gathering For Re union at Richmond. May 31 The streets of Richmond, Va. are pressed today by the feet of men in the gray uniform of the confederacy. Their supple youth is gone, their good swords are rusty, and and many of them hear the voices of comrades calling from the shades of the trees across the river, but eagerly they arqj arriving by hundreds and thou-" sands on every train for the 1915 reunion of the U. C. V. General headquaters is alive with activity, registering the old soldiers, issuing their official badges, directing then to state headquaters and assig ring them to hotels, homes or tinted Camp Stuart, as the case may be. The so-called "long season in May," wet, cold and gloomy, gave way in the night to clear sunny skies and to cool crisp weather, which probability says will continue through June 1, 2 and third of the reunion. A striking incident of to-day was the unveiling, in the Louisi ana room at the President Davis mansion, of a bust of Gen. Beauregard. Unhappily, a Louis ianian, in passing the bronzed plaster bust, knocked it off its pedestal and it was shattered. The Louisiana Women's Associa tion, in'cfttgetff thc ocoHsior at once announced that the bust would be replaced, and the un veiling proceeded. Camp Stuart, at the fort grounds, where 6,000 Confederates and visiting militiamen will be quartered, was opened this morn ing, meals being served through the day to several hundred vet eran advance guard. The Confederate Memorial Association is in session this afternoon, and to-night the Sons of Confederate Veterans will open their convention. Sessions of the Southern Mem orial Association and the Sons of of Confederate Veterans and the annual Hollywood memorial pa rade were held here to-day pre liminary to the twenty-fifth annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, which begins tomorrow and extends through Thursday. It is estima ted that approximately 60,000 persons will attend. Hays-Anderson. Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock Miss Lemoine Anderson, of Paris and Mr. C. F. Hays, of Cottage Grove, were united in the holy bonds of wedlock at Dresden, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. Mr. Pickens, pastor of the Methodist church at that place. Miss Anderson is the daughter of Mr, and Mrs. J. F. Anderson, of this city, and is a beautful and accomplished young lady. She was one of Henry county's leading young teachers and her services in this capacity were rendered to the Cottage Grove school during the 1914-1915 ses sion when that school showed a marked degree in improvement. Mr. Hays i3 one of the most prominent young men of the Cottage Grove community and is the son of Mr. John Hays, one of Cottage Grove's business men. He is a worthy young man and we congratulate him on winning the hand of such a worthy young lady. .