IN HENRY COUNTY
EXPECT BIG DISPLAY
W. R. Jones and John Richardson
Head Henry County Fair
Farmers from every section of
Henry county are daily bringing
in reports of the best crops in
years, which seems to point to
the best display of farm products
at the Henry county Fair this
fall that has ever been known in
At the directors' meeting of
the Fair Association held some
weeks ago Messrs. W. R. Jones
and John Richardson were chosen
as superintendents of the Agri
cultural deDartment for the
comine Fair. -Mr. Jones has
been in charge of this depart
ment at several fairs in the past
and is known as one of the lead
ing farmers of Henry county.
Mr. Richardson is also one of the
county's most progressive agri
culturialists. It is certain that
the directors of the Fair Associa
tion could not have chosen two
better experienced or more capa
ble men to head this department.
The public will be pleased to
learn of their selection.
This Agricultural Department
has always been one of the chief
drawing cards of the Henry
county Fair and this year will be
no exception. The Fair Asso
ciation is offering about $185 in
cash as premiums in this depart
ment, and in additionjto these
the banks," merchants and farm
ers of Henry county have agreed
to give a large number of special
premiums in both cash and mer
chandise. It will pay the farmers
of Henry county to look over
these premiums when the catalog
is issued. The special premiums
are open to Henry county only
and they, as well as the others,
are well worth going after.
Somebody is going to get these
premiums and every farmer in
Henry county has a chance to
secure them by exhibiting agri
cultural products at the Fair.
There is no entrance fee charged
in this department and for that
reason there should, and will, be
The Henry County Fair has
always been noted for the splen
did displays of farm products to
be viewed there, and it is now
up to the farmers of this section
to make the 1915 display better
than ever before.
The fair is to be held at the ideal
time, September 29, 30 and Oc
tober 1 and 2. On those
days all roads will lead to the
Henry county Fair. The people
of Henry and adjoing counties
are already preparing for four
big days of enjoyment.
Good Crops Around Springville.
Rev. J. H. Baucum, of Spring
ville, was in the city Wednesday
and a Dleasant visitor to office.
He reports some of the finest
wheat oats and other farm pro
ducts in that section that he has
ever seen, and the farmers are
all feeling good over the bright
Revival at West Paris Baptist
A revival is in progress at the
West Paris Baptist Church this
week and large crowds are hear
ing the sermons.
ThePastof. Rev. J. W. Joy
ner, is being assisted by Rev. 0.
A. Utley, pastor of Roan church
Struck by Street Car While Visiting
in Nashville. No Bones
On Tuesday morning Mr. and
and Mrs. Geo. Hill, of East Wood
street, were notified ' that on
Monday evening their daughter,
Miss Ida. was knocked down by
a street car in Nashville and very
painfully hurt, but the extent of
her injuries, while severe, were
The young lady, who is 'J 5
years of age, was on a visit to
the family of her uncle, Jas.
Biles, 1105 Porter Road, Nash
ville, when the accident occurred,
having been there about ten
days and was to have returned
Mr. Hill went to Nashville
Tuesday to be at the bedside of
his daughter. N
A late message from 'Nash
ville states that the doctors did
not think Miss Hill was internal
ly injured and that no bones
were broken, although she is con
No warning was given that
the car was approaching, and
had this been done the accident
would no doubt have been
Will Leave For New York.
Dr. A. Alexander, chemist for
the American-French Perfume
Company, having completed his
contract with the said company,
will leave for New York on the
first of July where he has ac
cepted another position.
With this occasion he has
resigned from the board of di
rectors. The doctor has been
with the Amercian-French Per
fume Company since its organi
zation in 1913 and is a large
stockholder in the company. He
will retain his interests . in the
company as he has great confi
dence in its ultimate success.
Dr. Alexander is a Paris boost
er, a member of the B. M. C,
an educated gentleman of the
highest class and has many
friends who regret his departure
very much. Both Mr. and Mrs-.
Alexander will be life time
boosters for the city of Paris and
carry with them the best wishes
and highest esteem of the citi
zens of this city.
Paris Wants Train North.
The following is a special from
Paris to the Commercial Appeal:
The Paris Business Men's Club,
after many attempts to induce
the Louisville and Nashville Rail
road Company to give them a
morning train north, has ap
pealed to the State Railroad.Com
mission for a hearing and asks
that the Louisville and Nashville
be called to appear and give just
cause why this morning train
north should not be put on. The
citizens of Paris, if the request
ed train is put on, can reach
Nashville over the Louisville and
Nashville via Guthrie at 9 a. m.,
transact a day's business and re
turn to Paris over the Nashville,
Chattanooga and St. .Louis in the
afternoon, or else return over
the Louisville and Nashville late
at night. As it is, it takes the
citizens the best part of two days
and one night to visit Nashville
even for a few hours.
Some men are born great,'
some achieve greatness, while
others are never great at all.
View of the harbor of Trieste,
a point near the mouth of the Isonzo
The annual rally of the Farmers
Educational and Co-operative
Union of America will be held
on July 9th one and a half miles
east of McDavid's Grove.
Everybody is invited to come
and bring well filled baskets.
Beginning at 10 a. m., the
welcome addrest3 will be delivered
by W. C. French, response by
J. W. Odum and T. N. Clements.
L. M. Rhodes and J. W. Brooks
will be among the speakers.
The executive session will be
held the night following.
Bigger Than Party.
Judge Thetus W. Sims, con
gressman from the EigntlrDis
trict of Tennessee, said Monday
while in Jackson that President
Wilson is 1,000,000 votes ahead
of the Democratic party. He
believes there is no doubt about
Wilson's renomination and be
lieves there will be little oppo
sition from the Republifans,
many of whom are well pleased
with the way the president has
handled the Mexican and Euro
Gov. Rye Orders Election.
Gov. Rye Tuesday morning is
sued a proclamation directing the
state board of elections and the
county election boards of the
state to opert and hold an elec
tion on the first Thursday of Au
gust, 1916, submitting to the
people whether or not there
shall be held a constitutional
convention in accordance with
the provision of an act passed by
Puryear On The Map.
We wish to call special atten
tion to the communication this
week from our Puryear corres
pondent which is pretty good
evidence that Puryear is still on
the map and that the people of
that place are not asleep by any
This communication gives the
news of that place in general
and in as complete form as a
newspaper in that place would
give it. Our representative at
th4t place possesses a talent for
this kind of work that is not
often found and the people of
that community as well as The
Parisian are indeed fortunate in
having such a person to report
the happenings of their thriving
little city as well as having her
as one of them.
We appreciate the efforts of
Mrs. Douglas along this line and
we trust that her neighbors will
give her every assistance in re
porting the news from that
THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION
PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1915
BOMBARDED BY THE
the capital of Istria, which the Italian
GOV. SLATON ACTS
IN LEG FRANK CASE
Georgia's Governor Changes Death
Sentence to Life Term
Leo M. Frank's death sentence
was commuted to life imprison
ment Monday by Gov. Slaton.
Announcement of the governor's
decision came several hours after
Frank had been taken from
the jail at Atlanta and hurried
to the state prison farm at Mil
ledgeville. Frank was sentenc
ed to c be ha$gs& at Atlanta
Tuesday for the murder of Mary
Phagan, in April, 1913.
In making his announcement
the governor dictated the follow
ing brief statement:
"All I ask is that the people
of Georgia read my statement of
the reasons why I commuted Leo
M. Frank's death sentence to
life imprisonment, before they
Miss Frances H. Thomason.
At Sewanen, Tenn., June 21st,
Miss Frances H. Thomason en
tered into eternal rest.
Miss Frances H. Thomason
was the youngest daughter of
the late J. N. Thomason, and is
survived by her mother, three
sisters, Mrs. L. C. Hudson, of
Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. . Phillip
Erwin, of this city and Mrs. H.
L. Bruce, of this city; and three
brothers, C. H. Thomason, of
Pauls Valley, Okla.; Jasper N.
Thomason, of Osceola, Ark. ; and
J. R. Thomason, of this city.
Her health was always deli
cate, death resulting from inflam
mation of the stomach, caused
by typhoid fever which she had
several years ago.
The passing of this young life
will be regretted by her many
friends both here and abroad,
where she spent a year in travel
ing, which seemed to benefit her
greatly until a few weeks ago.
She was modest and retiring in
her disposition, without guile,
being loved most by those who
knew her best.
The sweet service from the
University Chapel, among sor
rowing friends, was conducted
by the Reverends Charles Wright
and Arthur Howard Nail, D. D.,
assisted by the vested choir,
whom with much feeling render
ed the musical part of the
Church's burial service.
She was laid to rest in the
peaceful cemettry at Sewanee,
where she and her mother had
decided to make their permanent
President Wilson stands ready
to mediate whenever the Euro
pean nations want peace. So do
. AS irl
artillery has begun to bombard from
Another Fire in West Paris.
Tuesday night of last week at
10 o'clock fire was discovered in
the home of Bud Alexander, on
Routon street, near Russells' lake
while the family were away from
home. Some of the neighbors saw
the fire and broke into the house
They found the dresser almost
burned and the piano scorched,
but the house had not caught.
It is thought that a match had
been left in one of the dresser
drawers and was ignited by
mouse. The dresser was badly
damaged and several dollars worth
of wearing apparel were burned,
and the piano was slightly dam
aged. This was the third alarm
for.W.t,sParis last week, the
others beifi oauesday Tand
Wednesday nights when several
houses wrere burned.
Former Henry Countian Cuts Throat.
Enoch Harding of this city re
ceived a telephone message
Tuesday that his father, John
Harding, had just cut his throat
at his home near Martin. Mr.
Harding resided in Henry county
until five years ago, when he
moved to Martin. For eight
years he was an undertaker at
Cottage Grove, where he has a
host of friends. He was 75 years
of age and was an old confeder
ate soldier, and has many asso
ciate comrades in Paris. Mr.
Harding had been in declining
health for many years, which
fact, it is supposed, caused the
rash act. He has three sons,
Enoch' Harding of this city and
John and Authur Harding of
Martin, and four daughters.
Misses Ethel and Ludie Harding
of Martin, Mrs. Rice Carney of
Ripley and Mrs. M. L. Camp of
Good Roads Enthusiasm High.
Good roads enthusiasm is at
its highest pitch in Paris and
Henry county, now that Graves
county, Ky., is building its link
in the Memphis-Nashville high
way via Paris and Camden over
the Bristol-Memphis highway to
Nashville and Memphis. Graves
county is building to the north
boundary line of Henry county,
and Camden will build to the
southeast boundary. Henry
county will have to arrange for
the building of a thirty-five mile
stretcn to complete the chain.
Dr. and Mrs. George L. Powers
of Paris announce the engage
ment and approaching marriage
of their sister, Eula Leigh Brad
ford of Cumberland City, and
Jarrell Ridley Duncan of La
Grange, Ga., .the wedding to
take place the latter part of
r STATE OF
Interest is Being Shown By
People From All Parts
The farmer now has a chance.
The long looked for financial fe
lief for the farmers of Tennessee
is here at last, and the Paris Busi
ness Men's Club through the
efforts of Secretary Daniel gets
credit for the biggest move ever
pulled off by. a secretary of a bus
iness organization. The Kentucky
Rural Credit Association has linked
Tennessee with Kentucky under
an equal rights contract and ap
pointed Secretary Daniel of the
Paris B. M. C. , general manager
of Rural Credits in Tennessee.
All parts of the state now look
towards Paris and her Business
For the first time in the history
of Tennessee, the farmer may se
cure long time loans at very low
rate of interest. As general man
ager it is Mr. Daniel s duty to
appoint a chairman in every coun
ty in the state and to see that
every county chairman in turn
appoints a representative in every
district of his own county. This
necessitates the activities of many
men in the state under the leader
ship of the general manager here
at Pans. To the Parisian Mr.
Laniel says; "The farmers now
have the opportunity for which
they have been dreaming and
reading about for many years.
The Rural Credit Assdaatioff will
revolutionize Hanking and agricul
rural circles and make big business
for all. There is absolutely no
competition or friction between
the banks and the Rural Credit
Association. . The plans formu
lated and now put into action . for
the first time in Tennessee and
Kentucky and for the first time in
America, will aid the banker as
well as the farmer and land owner.
The banks will do a greater busi
ness than ever and the farmer will
become a lender instead of a
It is indeed a great a movement
for development and secretary
Daniel has made a hit not only for
himself but for Paris and the
Business Men's Club that will
hardly be excelled by any com
Lightning Strikes Barn.
Tuesday morning, about 4:30
o'clock, during the electrical
storm, a barn on the farm of W.
R. Jones on the Como road,
about two miles west of Paris,
was struck by lightning, and the
fire resulting, consumed the
building and contents.
The conflagration was so rapid
that before Mr. Jones and his
family could rush to it the build
ing was falling in and nothing
In the barn were about 3000
pounds of hay, 15 or 20 barrells
of corn, two buggies, one hack,
wagon, corn planter and disc
The loss will will reach $1000
or $1200 on which there was $350
Purchases Millinery Store.
Mrs. Sunshine Story Doty,
who has for some time success
fully conducted a millinery
parlor on the south side of the
svuare, this week sold the busi
ness to Miss C. E. Yeager, of
Louisville, who will take charge
of the business next Monday.
MEDIUM FOR THE
Holds Three Days Session
At Paducah Large
The opening session of the
three days' meeting of the Mem
phis Epworth League conference
at the Fountain Avenue Methodist
church at Paducah Tuesday
night, was attended by over one
hundred out-of-town delegates.
The delegates were from West
Tennessee and adjacent Kentucky
towns, with a large number of
local persons present. Other dele
gates were due Wednesday and
the visiting attendance probably
exceeded 200. This is a very
important event in the Methodist
church of West Kentucky and
West Tennessee, being second only
in importance to the annual con
ference. Numbers of high church
dignitaries attended the meeting
and speakers of national reputa
tion, among whom can be men
tioned the Rev. Marvin Culbreth,
of Nashville, Tenn., one of the
general secretaries of the Epworth
League of the Southern Metho
dist church, were present.
After a few introductory re
marks by the Rev. R. A. Clark,
president of the Memphis Epworth
League conference, the Rev. W.
D. Jenkins, presiding elder of the
district, delivered a graceful and
to-the-point speech of welcome.
His welcome was responded to in
fitting terms by P. D. T. Roberts,
lYf PtfrK I rnn An nrlrittifct wat
also delivered by the Rev. W. C."
Sewall, of Bemis, Tenn., who a
number of years ago was pastor
of the Paducah Fountain Avenue
Methodist church, and the second
one to hold the pulpit in that
An hour was spent in social
session during the evening at the
close of the formal session.
The following from Paris were
in attendance; Christine Water
field, Annie Rose Veltman, Lucille
Powell, Unice Roberts, Corrinne
Diggs, Mary Sue Dunn, and
P. D. T. Roberts, Harmon Hoff
man, Gilford Jones, Wilber
Hamilton and Paul Farleigh.
Lease Mill At Buchanan.
J. N. Currier, of Paris, and
W. N. Bridges, of Amarilla,
Tex., have leased the Swor mill
at Buchanan and will begin the
operation of same at once. Mr.
Bridges was in Paris Thursday
making preparations to get the
business under way and before
many days they will be placing
flour on the market.
The entire plant is now being
overhauled and will be put in
good running condition. This is
good property and is in a good
section of the country.
Outing for Guests.
On Monday evening of this
week six couples chaperoned by
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Turner, en
joyed a delightful outing on Grove
Each member carried a differ
ent light making quite a unique
The evening was pleasantly
spent and several new and clever
contests were introduced.
Later a delicious repast was
, Those present were, Misses Eu
genia Balch of Mansfield, Texas,
Ethel Curtis of Iowa, Anne Balch,
Lucie Luckey, Mable Moody and
Bettie Hunter, Messrs. Euclid
Balch, Carleton Lucky, Harry
Dudley, Hal Morris, Clifton Long
and Fred Blanton.
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