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IN HENRY COUNTY THAN ANY OTIII5H NEWSPAPER BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR THE LOCAL BUSINESS CONCERNS mmJm THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION AT HOME PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 2, 1915 NUMBER 17 .he P O O aronan !k VOLUME XX ,1 ''.V 5v TRY TO WORK SMOOTH LONGER RURAL f H ' SCHEME ON FARMERS ROUTES PLANNED Alleged Employe of Dept. of State Has Silo Game. Agricultural Concrete Information has reached the office of the commissioner of agriculture that an attempt is being made to swindle farmers of middle and east Tennessee with a concrete silo scheme. Commissioner Bryson received a letter Saturday from a farmer of the East Tennessee section to the effect that a young man was going about through the country claiming to be in the employ of the agricultural department and advising farmers to build con crete silos, says the Tennessean; Ji sollowed up by parties who jf .want to build the silos at an ex- tl nrhifanf nfico r.nmm!aoifinof Bryson has issued the following' statement in regard to the mat ter. - ""Information has reached this office that there are men visiting the farmers in certain counties who are considering the question of building silos and making the statement that they aae employed by the agricultural department of the state, and advising far mers to build silos of concrete. Then following them comes an flcrpnt. nrnnnfiincr tn hm'M cnnorata . -o I I D L isilos, using the argument: "If ' vf Concrete silo is not the best C v.does not bring better results, whr does the state government C pay the salary of a man and f send him over the state advising I the farmer-, to build concrete silos?" I wish to state that no such advice is given from this office. It is easy to see that under certain conditions, con crete might be best, while under other conditions a wooden silo would be advisable. "H. K. Bryson, "Commissioner. Nashville, June 28, 1915." Big Day At Big Sandy Saturday. Saturday, July 3rd the glorious fourth will be celebrated at Big Sandy, and an excellent program has been prepared for the en . tertainment of the people. The entire day's proceedings, we are informed, will be free, at night the peoplu will be enter tained by a black-face minstrel, The admission to the minstrel will be 10 and 15 cents. 0 IF1EEL 11 County Court j On account of Monday, July the 5th being observed as a National Holiday, Quarterly Court will not convene till TUESDAY JUL Y 6, 1915 Respectfully, M. H. GOLDSTON, County Judge W.I.DALE, ha 1 Tennessee Rural Mail Carriers Will Get Increased Pay for Increased Mileage. Approximately 1,400 rural mail carriers will secure a substan tial increase in their pay in the State of Tennessee on the first of next month. Owing to Nash ville being the central station for this state, all disbursements will be passed through that postoffice. The Postal Department has decided to enlarge the rural mileage wherever practical, At first the distance traveled by each rural mail carrier was 20 miles, then later it was increased to 30 miles, and now it has been declared that an average of 50 miles will be mapped out by the corps of inspectors at Washing tan, D. C.who are fast getting this plan in shape. The 50-mile mileage will be given to such rural mail carriers as have automobiles, and the rate of pay for this extension will be as follows: Rural route men on 20-mile routes will re ceive $1,152 annually; 30-mile rural route men will receive $1,200, and the 50-mile route carriers will receive $1,800 per annum. There has already been estab lished some 50-mile mail routes, and the proposition is meeting favor in, some , localities. , How ever. Uncle Sam will decrease some expense in this new system, for the reason that it will re ouire fewer carriers where the extension has been put in opera tion. Recommended For Board Dental Examiners. Of At the meeting of the Tennes see Dental Association at Nash ville last week Dr. G. L. Powers, of Paris, was recommended to Gov. Rye for appointment to the Tennessee Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Powers is well known by most of our readers who would be glad to hear of his appoint ment. He is well informed in his profession and we know of, no one whom we had rather see thus honored. County Court Clerk, 3C D JOHN HUNT ENTERS RACE Jl TRUSTEE Old Democratic Warhorse From Cottage Grove Throws His .Hat Into The Ring, In the proper column of this issue or The Parisian win De found the announcement of Mr. ohn Hunt, of Cottage Grove, as a candidate for Trustee, and of course his candidacy is subject to the action of the Democratic party. "Uncle John" as he is known his friends enjoys the ac to quaintance of every man, woman and child in Henry county. He has always been a Democrat, and lias been a faithful worker for the party in every campaign since he was old enough to cast his vote. It will be remembered that when the returns were in on every election night the "Old leventh" always showed a big majority for the ticket. While he has always taken much interest in politics this is the first time Mr. Hunt has ever asked for an office. In addition to being a Democrat "all wool and a MILE wide" he is noted throughout the county as a fox- hunter. His friends say that he has never let a fox get away when he got on his trail and they Dredict that he will catch the bx in the Trustee's race? One thing is certain, "Uncle Josh" Hunt is as clever a man as there is in Henry county and if he is elected Trustee he make as good official as will the county ever had. Will Observe July 4. Owing to the fact that the Fourth of July, the National Holiday, comes on Sunday, the local postoffice, in conformity with those all over the United States, will observe Monday, July 5, by closing the office. The office will be open at the stamp and general delivery win dows from 8 to 9 o'oclock when those wishing stamps or to trans act other general business, should call. The city carriers will make one trip that aay, m tne lore . . 1 i 1 M noon, but the rural carriers will not go out. Sufficient office force will be on during tne day to nanoie a . j It all outgoing mail in the usual way and will distribute all the incoming to the lock boxes. Maj. Thomas W. Lewis Dead. Maj. Thomas W. Lewis, of Cumberland City, Tenn., Stewart county, another of the beloved Confederates died Sunday nigh of heart trouble. Maj. Lewis was well known in Henry county and had many friends here. Rev. P. P. Puilen, of Paris was a member of his company, the 2nd Kentucky cal. C. S. A. Maj. Lewis was a representa tive for two terms in the legis lature from his county and was a very prominent citizen. Many Teachers Fail. Of the one hundred teachers who took the examination here a few weeks ago only ntty were successful in passing, but this number is above the average according to reports from other parts of the stt-te. The exami nations were much more difficult than heretofore, and this is ad vanced as the reason for so many failures. Twenty-five colored people also took the examination here, all of ' 1 wnom lanea w pass. F FOR TRUSTEE Another Prominent Parisian Throws Hat in Ring and Goes In to Win. ' This week's issue of The Pari sian carries the announcement of Mr. W. F. (Frank) Morton, as a candidate for Trustee of Henry county, subject to the ac tion of the Democraric party. Mr. Morton has for. the past twenty-five years been a fami- iar figure behind the counters of Johnson & VanCleave Co., Mor on Bros. & Johnson and Atkins & Morton. During that time he has by his pleasant manner and dependa bleness in business, won thecon fidence, esteem and respect of all with whom he has had dealings. He ha3 a wife and three chil dren for whom to ' keep the skillet greasy," and if elected promises to discharge the duties of the office in a businesslike way and to spend the biggest part of his income "greasing that skil let." ! Mrs. Morton is a deservedly popular Christian woman, and is the daughter of the late John R. (Chief) Crosswell, who- serv ed the county in the capacity of register for many years. . Frank has been rubbing the muscles, of his right hand and arm with "snake oil' for the Dast thirty days and says he feels like he can shake 'fttieMi and of every vcter in"the county with out re-oiling. It looks now like he will finish in the first division, and some body will have to get lots of votes to beat him. PURYEAR ROUTE 1. Edd Jackson, wife and broth er, ot isucnanan jxoute i, visi ted relatives near Paris last Sun day. There was singing at Mt. Zion last Saturday night. Mrs. W. L. McSwain, and children were the guests of Mrs. Lander Etheridge at Conyers ville vSaturday. Misses Bit die Freeland and Myrtice Mitchell visited the home of Miss Rubye Jackson last Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Freeland were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Owens last Sunday. Cole Parker went to Buchanan Sunday. Miss Clyde Eastwood visited Miss Rubye Jackson Friday. There will be an ice cream supper at Buchanan Saturday night, July 3rd. Walton Mitchell went to Buch last Saturday evening. Miss Mary McSwain visited Miss Jewel Jackson last Friday. Misses Fannie Ray and Beulah Sykes, Messrs. Cortez Newport Hobart Todd attended singing at Mt. Zion Saturday night. There was a party , at Fred Mohorn's, near Buchanan Satur day night. There will be singing at Mt Zion, Sunday night July 4th. DlXlEr Joe Kendall Camp U. C. V. Members of Joe Kendall Camp are earnestly requested to be j present at the regular meeting 'of the Camp July the 5th, 1915. Important business, j S. H. Caldwell, Com. Well Known Democrat Seeks Nomination In The Next County Primary. The Parisian is pleased to pre sent, for the consideration of the Democratic voters of Henry county, Mr. Byron Looney as a candidate for Trustee, and he needs no introduction as he is well and favorably known to practically everybody in this county. Mr, Looney is a democrat who never scratched a ticket. This is the first time that he has asked the people of his county for any office, .and they will make no mistake if they give it to him. He began life as a farmer, was a fireman on the L. & N. rail road for some time, managed a livery stable, sold harvesting machinery, was connected with A. G. Trevathan for three years in the grocery business, and with the Johnson & Van Cleave Company for nine years, and was engaged in the grocery bus iness for himself for some time. He is known as an honest, straight-forword gentleman, whose word is as good as his bond. Mr. Looney is a Mason as weli as being a Democrat and big hearted gentleman, and his friends over Henry county are legion. When the votes are counted in the Democratic pri mary this fall it! is .certain that he will have a laree number of tallies opposite his name on the returns. The Democrats of the county should eive his claims careful consideration. WEST PARIS LOCALS, Mr. and Mr3. Lawrence Gillum spent a few days in Bowling Green last week. Hazel Covington has returned from a visit to New Boston. She was accompanied home by her aunt, Miss Bessie Adams. Mrs. Gertie Stanfield of Dres den, who has been visiting her sister. Mrs. L. U. costic has re turned home. Miss Cleo Covington is visiting in Dresden. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Farrar are visiting in Memphis. Mrs. Tom Glasner and daugh ters, Misses Lorene and Bertha have returned from Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. Will Covington are spending a few days in the country with Mr. and Mrs. Ned Covington. Mrs. Lucille Roe, of Hollow' Rock spent a few days last week with Mrs. U. G. Moore. Mrs. K. Wilson has returned from Memphis where she under went a successful operation for appendicitis. Miss Mary Schuch of Faxon, who has been visiting her sister, Mrs. John Farrar has returned home. Mrs. Milar Cottingham of Memphis, who bas been visiting her parents, Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Joyner has returned home. Mr. and Mrs. Writea Barrett and baby are visiting is Mem phis. Miss Maude Martin who has been visiting her brother at Jackson for some time, has re turned home. Miss Edna Rye is spending a few days in Memphis. Mrs. Dorsey Stegall and chil dren went to Memphis Tuesday E T Over One Hundred Dollars In Premiums on Fowls At Henry County Fair. T. P. Woods was chosen as superintendent of the Poultry Show of the 1915 Henry County Fair at the last meeting of the directors of the Association. Mr. Woods is one of the leading poultrymen of Henry county, and it is predicted that under his management the 1915 poultry show will be the best ever known n Henry or adjoining counties. Mr. Woods was in charge of this department at one of the Henry county Fairs several years ago, and it i3 said that the poul try department was a greater success that year than at any Fair ever held in this county. The Fair Association offers more than $100 in cash premiums on poultry, and in addition to this Cloys & Nants will give $5 for the best pen of Henry county Barred Rocks and The Parisian is offering 500 letterheads and envelopes for the best pen of Rhode Island Reds. Considering that there is no entrance fee charged in this department these premiums are exceedingly liber al. Henry county has always been one of the leading Tennessee counties in poultry raising, as well as nearly everything else, and there is no doubt that many of our poultry raisers will take advantage of the opportunity offered by the 1915"Henry County Fair to show their birds. Already quite a number of breeders of Rhode Island Reds, Rocks, Leghorns, Wyandottes, Games and others have expressed their intention of exhibiting at the Fair, which is to be held September 29, 30 and October 1 and 2. In addition to chickens premiums are offered on turkeys, geese and ducks. What is more interesting than a big poultry show? We can't think of anything that is more attractive and we hope that every poultry raiser in Henry county will bring his birds to the Fair. PARIS, ROUTE 7. Mrs. Iva Crowder visited her mother. Mrs. Mollie Jackson Sunday. Mr. Carlos Wright and Miss Eva Browning, of Routon, were guests of Mrs. Jackson Sunday, Jas. 'Bomar and son, Irven, were in Cottage Grove Saturday Mrs. Clemmie Uoley is in Nashville where she will undergo an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. Geo. Muzzall who has been sick of lagrippe. is able to be out again. Mrs. Ruth Perkins visited her parents. Mr. and Mrs. James Bomar, on Route 7, Friday. . We are looking forward to the old Henry County Fair. morning. Mr. Frank Farrar of Bowling Green spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Farrar. Mr. Sam Arrington is in Mem phis for a few days. Mr. Channery Farrar of Mur ray, spent Sunday with home- folks. Mr3. John Seawright and little daughter spent a few days with her sister Mrs. Edd Travis this week. Mr. Ed Gross spent Wednes day at Faxon with homefolks. Miss Hazel Covington is visit- ting in Mansfield. LP. CHARG STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION NAID Governor Names Board Saturday Night Before Starting For New York. Governor. Rye Saturday night, just before starting for New York, appointed the following members of the state boaid of education under the law which was passed at the recent session of the legislature: P. L. Harned of Clarksville, for six years. He will be chair man of the board for two years and succeeds A. L. Todd of Murfreesboro. L. A. Ligon of Carthage, for four years. J. H. Bayer of Huntinigdon, for six years, to succeed R. L. Bynum of Jackson, C. B. Ijsms of Jackson, for two years. W. L. Gentry of Jefferson City for six years. The board will be called to meet in the office of Superin tendent of Public Instruction S. W.'Sherrillon Friday' July 30. The other four members will be named previous to the meeting. The new law gives the board of education power to elect the superintendent of public in struction at the expiration of Superintendent Serrill's term of office. . Sam Davis Picture Will be Shown At Dixie. wu. The management of the Dixie Theatre announces that it has secured the Sam Davis pictures which are being shown all over the country and which are cre- ating so much favorable com- ment. This picture is one of the best ever shown in the south and wherever shown is being seen by the largest crowds that ever at tended the moving pictures. The picture was shown at Richmond during the reunion and was favorably received. The management announces that old soldiers will be admitted free on the night the pictures are shown, which will be July 10, and a cordial invitation is ex tended them to attend. Union Services And Subjects. Following are the date's, places, topics and speakers for the sum mer union meetings of the va rious congregations of Paris be ginning next Sunday evening at 8 o'clock. July 4, Patriotic Meeting at the Methodist church. July 11, Presbyterian church, "Christ and Labcr" Rev. Lam- breth Hancock. July 18, Disciples' Church, "Christ and Amusements" Rev. B. B. Lavender. July 25, Baptist church, "Christ and War"-Rev. C. A. Waterfield. August 1, Methodist church. "Christ and Business" Rev. B. B. Lavender. August 8, Presbyterian church, "Christ and Hcme"-Rev. W. H. Ryals. August 15, Disciples' church, "Christ and the Community" Rev. C. A. Waterfieid. August 22, Baptist church, "Christ and Health" Rev. Lam breth Hancock.