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LARGER CIRCULATION IN HENRY COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESS CONCERNS THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION AT HOME VOLUME XX PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1915 NUMBER 14 . .Hi SECRETARY OF STATE I.1 J. Objected to Wilson's Note to Ger many. Does Not Want to Involve U. S. Secretary Bryan late Tuesday submitted his resignation to President Wilson and it was ac cepted. It was stated authoritatively that the resignation, which had been under consideration' for several days was accomplished with the utmost good feeliug be tween the secretary of state and President Wilson. It resulted from differences of opinion over the note to be sent to Germany. It was learned that the secre tary ot state's hour of delay in reaching the cabinet meeting Tuesday was due to time con sumed in the preparation of his letter of his resignation. Presi dent Wilson wrote Mr. Bryan a letter expressing his apprecia tion of the services of the resign ed cabinet officer. Officials let it be known that Secretary Bryan determined to leave the cabinet because of his desire not to embarrass the pres ident by his opposition to the policy of the administration in the present foreign situation. While Secretary Bryan's atti tude toward the situation which has arisen between this country and Germany is not definitely known, it has been generally be lieved, that he favored a note of the character which under no circumstances would involve the United States in grave complica tions. Secretary Bryan's resignation took affect Wednesday. Robert Lansing, counsellor of the state department, automati cally became secretary of state. Subscription to Build Levee, Subscriptions are being solicit ed for the purpose of building a levee and grading the Paris Huntingdon road fromTrevathan hill south to Martha Moody's. The subscription list is being circulated by Mr. S. N. Petty, and those who wish to make contributions may see him. The building of a levee and cutting down the hill at this place would eliminate the sand bar and steep hills which are now a difficulty for people to travel over. Mrs. Leila Crutchfield. Mrs. Leila Allen, wife of Mr. James P. Crutchfield, died of appoplexy Monday evening at 6 o'clock. Mrs. Crutchfield was a member of the Baptist church and was a devout christian. She is survived by her husband, father and mother, five sisters, three brothers and three chil dren. The funeral services were con ducted Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist church by Rev. Ryals, and the remains were in terred in the City cemetery. Troutman-Neible Wednesday morning at the county court clerk's office in this city, Mr. N. J. Troutman, and Miss Catherine Neible of Paducah, Ky., were united in marriage, Esq. W. T. Snow offi ciating. Human kindness is a thing of great value, even though it come out in grunts. L CREDITS IN STATE OF TENNESSEE i Farmers May Secure Long Time Loans at Low Rate of Interest Henry county will have a chance at the Rural Credits which they have so often read and so long expected. The en tire nation is interested in this great movement of Rural Credit and no doubt our people will welcome the opportunity that is to be afforded by having the sys tem put into actual operation. Secretary Daniel of the Paris Business Men's Club has secured the backing of a million dollar Rural Credit Association, not only for Henry county, but for the entire State of Tennessee, and this State will be under his entire jurisdiction with perhaps 100 men at least working under him, with Paris as the center for the entire state. Mr. Daniel has been appointed as general mana ger of the Rural Credits in the State of Tennessee as well as Henry county. Farmers can secure long time loans amounting to one half the value of their farms with inter est of 5 per cent per annum. The bans run from 10 to 50 years with no fear of foreclosure as long as the small annual interest is paid by the farmer. This is not only good for the tarmer, but will prove to be an excellent aid to all banks and the people generally. The farmers of each county in the state will co operate as stockholders in this association and any member of the Rural Credit Association may secure a loan at 5 per cent for 50 years if he wants it, and with the privilege of paying off the loan at any time after. 60 days notice in writing. Farmers and bankers who may be inter ested can get full information by writing or calling upon Mr. Dan iel at the Paris Business Men's Club. The Association is incorporated under the laws of Kentucky and Governor James B. McCreary, of Kentucky is the president. Some of the strongest banks and wealthiest farmers of the South are on the board of directorate and the financial backing is ex ceedingly strong. The stockholders are the best farmers and bankers of the State of Kentucky. Dividends are payable semi-annually. Farmers desiring financial aid may make application immediately after joining the Association and the loans are to be made within a reasonable length of time. Mr. Daniel, like many others, believe that this movement means a great blessing to the entire country. Mr. Daniel has given about five or six years to the study of the system and is well qualified to place the system into actual service. He has just returned from a visit to Louisville, Frankfort and Lex ington, Kentucky where he held conference with the officials and others. Mr. Daniel will immediately call for the services of at least 100 county represenatives who will carry out the plans in every county in the state. The representatives for Henry coun ty will be named by Mr. Daniel within the next week or ten days. AMERICAN 'Vv " ' 1 t''' ''-cy, 1 W- 1 : uimmuuituminnttrmnrtKi t.ZfZSlgZ mnmmTmTTmTmTTTTmr.mT Above, the crew of U. S. submarine H-2 hoisting aboard a spent practice ftiro, Cal. Below Is submarine H-3 rising to the surface after a dive. COMO CLIPPINGS. This delightful season finds our farmers busy tending crops, making hay, and harvesting wheat. The outlook is fine for a beautiful yield. Our town was saddened last week in the death of Mr. E. W. McCullough, an aged citizen, who had the love and esteem of all who knew him, Mr. Philip Milam, a leading druggist of Martin, Tenn., was a guest of Dr. Travis' family at the bedside of his stepfather, Mr. McCullough. Mr. Walter Perry of Paris, has purchased the Perry place at Como and will move here at an early date. A large crowd attended the unveiling of monument to the memory of W. E. Haskins at Olive Branch on the 6th under the auspices of the W. O. W. Born to Prof. J. C. Sullivan and wife on Saturday a daugh ter.. Mrs. Bettie Smyth is visiting! ner brother, r. f. T. P. Woods of Forest Heights. All are invited to the song ser vice held every Sunday night at Presbyterian church at 7:30 o'clock. Dr. W. H. Rorie is building an attractive bungalow. Mrs. A. G. Alexander visited our little town in her new Over land car. Mrs. W. H. Rorie, Mary Kathron Rodgers, and Mary Lee Alexander are on the sick list this week. Messrs. Tom McCall and Bas il ey Edwards were visitors here last week. Edward McCullough of Mem phis Bert McCullough of Amarilla Texas, Mrs. Anna Check of Ful ton, and brothers, Spencer, Rob ert, and R. D. attended the funeral of Mr. I. N. McCullough at this place. Miriam. Off for Mayfield. A crowd of Paris boosters will go to Ma field Friday for the purpose of using their influence to bring the route of the Padu-cah-Memphis highway through Paris. A good crowd will go and we predict for them success, for Paris usually gets what she goes after. SUBMARINES IN PRACTICE WORK UNITED STATES NOTE SENH0 GERMANY Note Which Caused Resignation of Secretary Bryan Cabled Wednesday. The American note to Germany which caused the rJjprnition , of Secietary of State; Bryan, was cabled a few minutes after 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Simultaneously Wm. J. Bryan's resignation as secretary of state took effect. The note demands that Ger many give protection to neutrals traveling on the high seas as should have been done in the Lusitania case. The reply to the former note of the United States was evasive and is the result of the note sent Wednesday. Should Germany fail co give a satisfactory reply the relations between the two countries will Drooabiv be severed. Mr. Jack Gray. . Mr. Jack Gray, of the Mt. Vista neighborhood, died Sunday of heart trouble. . He was a prominent citizen of that community and loved by all who knew him. He leaves five hildren, four of whom live in California. Interment was -at the family burying ground Monday. Mr. Merchant: "Honesty is the biggest word in adver tising not honesty for morality's sake, but honest for business' sake." "Honesty torpedo durinf the maneuver off Baa BUCHANAN, ROUTE 2. Miss Lillian Talley, who has been attending school at Henry has returned home. Miss May Wilson is spending a few days in Paris with Mrs. P. F. Aden. Misses Vitie and Erie Vaughn attended the examination at Paris last week. ' Miss Hinda Burton, of Hazel, has returned home after a Visit to relatives here. Misses Janie Talley and Ina Wynn visited Miss Maggie Lax Sunday. Miss Arbie Dale, who has been attending the school for the blind at Nashville, has returned home. Mrs. A. G. McGehee spent last week with her mother, Mrs. Ten nie Talley. June Bug. Mr. Luther Ashlock, Mr. Luther Ashlock, aged about 32 years, died Friday at his home near Whitlockof locked bowels. He was one of the prom inent men of that section and was a Christian gentleman. He leaves a wife and several small children to mourn his death. The funeral services were con ducted by Rev. D. T. Spaulding at Mill Creek, after which the remains were interred at Mill Creek burying ground. Uncle Sam will soon be in the midst of war swatting flies. The Parisian '8 circulation is honest ' circulation. No padding, no fake, no false claims. It is guar anteed to be equal to that of the other Paris pa per, and yet our circulation is only between 2,100 and 2,200. You are invited to look over all cir culation records. is the Best Policy BIG CROWDS ATTEND THE CHAUTAUQUA Week Opened Wednesday After noon With Grand Concert. Good Lectures. The Redpath Chautauqua open ed its engagement in Paris Wed nesday afternoon with the usual large crowd that attends the Chautauqua here. The engage ment opened with the Grand Concert by the Music Makers and the evening program was a con cert and lecture. "Hunerv People," by Sylvester A. Long This lecture was one of the best ever delivered in Paris and was highly appreciated. Thursday afternoon the pro gram wras a concert by The Savranoff's and reading "The Man from Home," by Wells Watson Ginn. Thursday even ing's program was another excel lent one, a concert and lecture, "Taking Stock of a Town." The lecture was delivered by Frank Dixon and one to be appreciated. Friday morning Dr. Charles E. Barker will deliver a lecture, "The Finest of the Fine Arts," and the afternoon program consists of a musical recital and Dr. Charles E. Barker's lecture on "How to Live a Hundred Years. Friday evening the mo dern drama, "The Servant in the House" will be presented by William C.ven and CAnpany. The entire procrrUm for the seven days in Paris" is on? ot the best ever brought to Paris. . Miss Burch's Recital The musical talent of Paris was presented to a most appre ciative audience at the Court House Auditorium last Thursday evening. June 3rd, when the class of Miss Vonelva Burch rendered a charming selection of musical numbers. The interpretation of each of the parts was, indeed, soulful, and indicated the work of a teacher who studiously endeav ors to give emphasis to expression as a principal factor in the music al art. This recital was an entertain ment most graciously given to this city, and both teacher and pupils desire this simple tribute of grateful appreciation from One Who Was There. M'DAVIDS GROVE. A large crowd attended the Childrens day exercises at Faxon Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Herndon are visiting their parents and other relatives this week. A large crowd attended the Woodmen decoration at Pleasant Ridge Sunday. Isiah Barnes will leave Wed nesday to visit relatives in Mc Crasken, Ark. Mary Farmer, Glen Clement, Mary Redman, Cutral Hicks and Nola Stockdale were at Pleasant Ridge Sunday. Miss Mary Redman was in Big Sandy shopping Saturday. Mrs. Pearl Perkins, who has been quite ill is reported better. M. D. R. A financial writer contends that the average man is always paid an average wage, Not so! Rockefeller makes more than we do. BAXTER. SWEENEY IS PARDON CLERK Appointed to a Good Position By Governor Active In Campaign. The state board of control has appointed Baxter Sweeney, of Paris, pardon clerk, a new posi ton of importance that is given the West Tennessee Democrat for the purpose of having records made up in pardon application cases and also for arranging the record of paroles that does not seem to have been kept in the past in the best qf order. At the May convention last year Baxter bweeney took a leading part for Gov. Rye, and carried his banner high in every demonstration that was made for the Henry county favorite. He lead the Rye forces through the aisles, across the stage and to the gallery every time the band hit up "Comin' Thru With Rye." Baxter made the race in the p.rimary tor representative against Lax and was defeated by only a small majority. He was also an active worker during the Rye campaign' and his position is one tnat is deserved, tiis friends throughout the county will be glad to hear of the nomi nation. Squire's Goat. "A drummer at the Maxwell House Saturday night toJd this "In a West Tennessee town the other day, there was a con test conducted by the village wits between the colored gen' man and a goat to see, or smell, which had the most delicate aro ma, it was to De decided by Esquire Snow, a justice of the peace, baid goat was subpoena ed and brought into court. Its odor caused the justice to faint. Then the negro was brought into court and the goat fainted." Tavern Tips, Nashville Tennes sean. McGehee-Patterson. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. McGehee of this city announce the engage ment and approaching marriage of their daughter, Rebecca Clyde McGehee, to John S. Patterson at the family residence, Porter Court, on Wednesday afternoon, June 23. The Rev. Lambreth Hancock, pastor of the First Christian Church of Paris, will officiate. The bride is promi nently connected here and is quite popular in the social set of this city. She is also prominent in educational circles, '.having been a teacher in the school here. Mr. Patterson is a well known young railroad man. McCarty Sells Tonsorial Parlor. Saturday s. B. McCarty sold he Dixie Barber shop, of which he has been proprietor since it was established, to B. S. Crutch field, and Mr. Crutchfield has taken charge. Mr. McCarty will remain with Mr. Crutchfield for the present, as will Mr, Agee, who has been connected with the shop for some time. "Cupid never worries aobut results," bellows an exchange. Of course not. The bride usually does that a few years after briding. , v .' . "