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STAN LARGER CIRCULATION IN HENRY COUNTY THAN ANY OTHER NEWSPAPER BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM FOR TOE LOCAL BUSINESS CONCERNS 21 THE PAPER WITH A CIRCULATION AT HOME VOLUME XX PARIS, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JULY 30, 1915 NUMBER 21 U H E PORTE RAGE FOR conn WellKnownHenry County Democrat Wants to Succeed Sims in Eighth District. Congressman Sims having announced his candidacy for the United States Senate, Hon. Dudley Porter, of this city, has announced that he will be a candidate for Congress i n this district, to succeed Judge Sims. Mr. Porter has twice canvas sed the Eighth district aselector for the Democratic presidential ticket, in 1908 and 1912, and once in 1910 when he was a can didate for congress. In that race he received a splendid vote, and for the first and only time Judge Sims lost Henry county, Mr. Porter's majority here being more than 500. His friends say that they will not be satisfied with less than 1,000 majority in the county this year and that this figure will more than likely be too small. They say that there can be little doubt of his election to Congress since Judge Sims is now out of the way and in view of Mr. Porter's acquaint ance over the district. When asked concerning his candidacy Mr. Porter merely stated that he had definitely decided to run and that at the proper time he expected to go before the people of the district and present his views on various public questions. " As he is an orator of no mean ability he, Js certain to make it warm for any other candidate that may enter the field. ' 'Quarterly Meetings. Paris District Quarterly Meet ings, fourth round. Paris Station, First Church, August 1-4; Cottage Grove cir cuit, Union Hall, August 7-8; Puryear circuit, Conyersville, August 14-15; West Murray cir cuit, Lynn Grove, August 21-22; Faxon Mission, New Hope, Au gust 28-29; Big Sandy circuit, Bakers Chapel, August 29-30; Kirksey circuit, Kirksey, Septem ber 4-5; Hazel and Pleasant Grove, Pleasant Grove, Septem ber 5 6; McKenzie Station, Mc Kenzie, September 12 13; Atwood circuit, Shiloh, September 14-15; Hazel circuit, Lebanon, Septem ber 18-19 r Dresden Station, Dres den, September 19-20; West Paris circuit, Palestine, Septem ber 25-26; Gloason circuit, Glea sori, September 26 27; McKenzie circuit, Pleasant Valley, October 2-3; Murray Station, Murray, October 3-4; Almo Mission, Pot tertown, October 9-10, East Mur ray circuit, Bethel, October 10-11; Olive circuit, Palestine, October 16-17; Manlyville circuit, October 23-24. I hope that the pastors will give attention to questions 12, 15, 17, 21 and 22. L. D. Hamilton. Old Soldier's Birthday. A dinner was given by Mr. W.. H. Key, a soldier of 73 years, last Friday, at his home near Crossland. A crowd of about two hundred friends and relatives. including ten soldiers, were pres ent . Rev. P. P. Pullen, of Paris, delivered a very interesting and forciful sermon in the forenoon, and in the aftereoon songs were rendered by a choir. The day was a pleasant one, and it is use less to say that all who were present wish for another such day. OIL VI. A. raus OUT FOR TAXASSESSOR life-Long Democrat Candidate For Office He Held for Only One Term. In the announcement column of The Parisian this week will be found the name of W. A. Mc Swain, of Puryear, who is a candidate for Tax Assessor in the Democratic primary to be held October 23, 1915, with the run-off November 6th. Mr. McSwain held the office he now seeks for one term 1909-12, and gave much satisfaction, and he now asks for a second term in the office, reminding the Demo crats of the county that a second term is Democratic. - He has always been a Demo crat, never having scratched a Democratic ticket, and has been active for the Democratic nomi nees in the old Fourteenth district for years. In making his announcement Mr. McSwain states that he appreciates very much the favors he has received at the hands of the Democrats of the county in the past, and asks them to give his claims careful consideration this time. He will begin at an early date to make a canvass of the county and will endeavor to see every Democratic voter. Mr. McSwain will have a lot of votes to his credit when the returns come in on the night of the primary, u 1 CHAS. F. WILLIAMS APPOINTED BY RYE Henry County Road Supervisor Is Named a Member of State High way Commission. - Chas. F. Williams, Henry county's popular Road Supervi sor, has been appointed a mem ber of the State Highway Commission by Governor Tom C, Rye. The State Highway Com mission is composed of a member from each grand division of the state, and Mr. Williams is the member from West Tennessee. Although the position is one of much honor and very important, Mr. Williams will continue to to hold the position of Road Supervisor for Henry county, as the new position will not require all of his time. His friends will be glad to learn of the appoint ment he has received from Governor Rye. Teachers Examinations. The grades of teachers who took the examination here on the 14th and 15th have been re ceived by County Superintendent Joe Routon, and out of the 71 taking the examination 30 failed. In the previous examina tion 100 took the examination and 50 failed. The county board of education consisting of Supt. Joe Routon, W. D. Morris, chairman; John Richardson, H. H. Tharpe, G. T. Goldsby and Tobe Hooper met Wednesday to elect teachers for the coming term. Miss Leonie May, of Brook ' haven, Miss., and Miss Alice Charlton, of Houston, Texas, who were in school with Miss Corinne Lewis, at New Orleans, are here visiting her. PURYEAR DEARTMENT By Jtunit tVilllamt Douglas Personal Mention. Miss Lizzie Wilkes has re turned to her home in Culleoka being accompanied by Miss Ver- na Littleton whose guest she was while at this place. Attorney W. T. Kennerley has returned to his home in Knox- ville after a visit here to his mother, Mrs. Sallie Kennerley. Misses Daisy Snow and Bertha Johnson have returned to Paris after a week's visit with Mrs. R. M. Terry. Lowell Littleten, Misses Wat- tie McSwain, Anise Littleton and Carra Morris motored to Whit- lock Sunday. Mesdames B. W. Potts, of Hardin, Ky., and Grover C. Davis of Paris, each with their children are spending the week with their mother, Mrs. W. S. Littleton, at this place. . Cooper Littleton attended church at Blood River Sunday. Wayne Howard and family spent several days last week fishing and camping on Tennes see river near Mouth Sandy. George Jackson and family motored to Blood River Sunday. Arthur Douglas who is spend ing the summer with his grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Douglas here returned to Martin for a'few days this week to be with an aunt, who had arrived from Oklahoma to spend a few G. T. Pittman is spending the week end with relatives in Mur ray. Master James Littleton, of Whitlock, is the guest of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Littleton. Miss Arbie Wilkinson went to Blood River Sunday. Miss Ivanore Wilford, of May- field, Ky., is visiting relatives here. Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Horton are at Chapel Hill thi3 week where the minister is conduct" ing a revival. Mrs. Harry Humphreys of Memphis is visiting relatives here. Mrs. Ethel Ray is here from Mayfield, Ky., the guest of rela tives. Miss Nell Atkins was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. S. J. Jones, in Hazel, this week. - An Opportunity. Paris has a chance for a big knitting mill with a capital stock of something like $400,000 said to employ from the start at least 400 people.' Secre tary Daniel is in touch with the parties seeking proper location, and has made answer to them that Paris is interested in any an i all industries legitimate and will take proper interest, finan cial and otherwise provided the industry is one of the merit and the homeseeker can convince our local people that it is to the best interest of our city and people to invest local capital in the enterprise offered. Mr. Daniel has invited the prospective manufacturers to visit Paris for the purpose of laying their pro posal before the business men of Paris. The secretary will call a meet ing as soon as he is notified that i the visitors are coming. Misses Kasie Moore and Fran ces Wilkenson visited Mrs. T. F. Williams, in Hazel Tuesday and Wednesday. James Chambers and family motored here from Clinton, Ky the first of the week and were guests of Mrs. Elizabeth Roberts. Misses Lucille Dumas and Gladys Rainey have returned to Cottage Grove Rafter a visit to Mrs. Howard Dumas. Nat Ryan, of Murray, was here on business Tuesday. W. E. Gatlin, of Paris, was here Tuesday. Mrs. W. L. Vickery is conval ecing from a brief illness. . Mrs. Tom Ward is shipping her household goods to Jefferson City, Mo., this week preparatory to joining her husband in that city where he is engaged in newspaper work. v Mr. A. Downs, of Paris is here this week in the interest of the Rural Credit Association con ducted by the B. M. C, Paris. The farmers seem to be interest ed in the enterprise and are giv ing it some attention. ; Dr. C. J. Morris and A. L. Littleton went to Elm Tree Tues- At The Churches. j Rev. J. L. Horton will begin a series of meetings at the Motho dist church Sunday, August 1st. He will be assisted by Rev. Mc $?lvjey .Huntingdon. , . s - Eld. Griffith will begin a meet ing at the Church of Christ at Conyersville Sunday, August 1. Rev. L. ' D. Summers, of Blythesville, Ark., is here and will hold a meeting - at North Fork this week. Social Events. Miss Lois Stevens entertained a number of young friends at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stevens on West Main street Friday evening. Items of Interest. W. S. Littleton came in home Tuesday from his season thresh ing of wheat through this sec tion of the; county, having threshed 10,000 bushels. i The first wagon load of home I grown watermelons were brought j in Tuesday by Luther Atkins. Mr. Atkins sold a load at Mur ray, Ky., Mondav, receiving nine dollars for the load. Negroes Sentenced To Pen. Three negroes who Tuesday night of last week held up and robbed three white boys of about seven dollars in the N. C. & St. L., yards and fired on Marshal Hancock and Deputy sherirt Chas. Nelson when they attempt ed to arrest them, were appre hended at Trezevant on Wednes day and brought here for trial. They were given a preliminary hearing in the magistrate's court and were bound over to circuit court, which was then in session. The trial came up in court bat urday and resulted in a sentence of five to fifteen years two counts for robbery and three to ten years on a charge of resisting an offcer. Pocket Book Lost. Lost Tuesday, 27th. on streets of Paris small pocket book con taining va'iable papers and a $5.00 bill. Finder may keep the five dollars if he will return the Docket book and papers to N. J. Dilday at Business Men's Club, or Caldwell Hotel, raris, Tenn. TO EV Y H All Candidates Must Pay The Required Fee to Will B. Spaulding, Secretary. All candidates for trustee, sheriff, tax assessor, representa tive, congressional committe eman, senatorial, fioterial and county committeeman, who de sire to enter the Democratic primary which has been ordered for October 23 must qualify with W. B. Spaulding, Secretary, of the Henry County Democratic Primary Election Board not later than Monday, August 2, 1915, at noon, according to the rules of the primary. Mr. Spaulding states that some candidates have already qualified, but insist that all others do so at once if they want to get in the primary. The fees are, for trustee $10., sherift $7.50. tax assessor $5., representative $5. There are no fees charged candidates for committeeman, but they must file written notice of their can didacy or have same filed by some friend. Candidates can send fee in by mail, or see Mr. Spaulding in person. McCormick Released on Bond. Raymond McCormick, who was convicted on a charge of wronging a young woman, has been released on a bond of $1,500 pending an appeal to the higher courts. He was recently brought here from Missouri, and his case was tried at the term of circuit court just closed. , . . SHERIFF HAGLER . FORfElECIION Popular Official Makes Formal Announcement for Office Second Time. T. M. Hagler, who for two years has been sheriff of Henry county, announces in this issue of The Parisian las a candidate for another term. His race is subject to the Democratic pri mary election, which was ordered at the recent meeting of the Democratic County Executive Committee October 23. It is not at all necessary for .us to introduce the Sheriff to our readers and the Democrats of Henry county, or to say that he is popular, because if there is a man in Henry county who, does not know all of these things we don't know where he has been during the past few years. As it has always bnen custo mary to give the Sheriff two terms in Henry county, Mr. Hagler's friends do not believe that he will have an opponent in the Democratic primary, but whether he does or not he is certain to have a lot of votes in every precinct in Henry county. Democratic Committee Meeting. Each and every member of the Democratic Executive Commit tee for Henry County is earnestly requested to attend the special meeting which has been called at the court house for Saturday, July 31st at 1 o'clock. Cordially, D. E. Bomar. Chairman. The four-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Willoughby, of Buchanan, died this week of typhoid fever. QUALIFICATIONS FORMER CITY OF PARIS Weakley Nelson Was Convicted in 1910 of Killing Negro. Was Model Prisoner. Weakley Nelson, of Henry county, who was seiving a ten years' sentence in the peniten tiary for murder, was granted a pardon Thursday afternoon of last week by Governor Rye. Nelson has been in the peniten tiary since his sentence was affirmed by the supreme court in 1910. He was convicted for killing a negro when he was city marshal of Paris. It is said Nelson was crazed by intoxicants and irresponsible when he com mitted the crime. Since he has been in prison he has made a model prisoner and recenly saved the life of the prison physician, who was about to be attacked by a convict. He has also been of assistance in recapturing escaping prisoners. His pardon was recommended by the advis ory board of pardons and by a great number of citizens of Henry county. It was granted by the governor on condition that Nel son abstain at all times from the use of intoxicants. Sims Announces for Senate In almost the last line of a long statement issued Monday Representative Thetus W. Sims of the Eighth district formally announces his candidacy, for the Democratic nomination for Unit ed'States to succeed Senator Luke Lea, whose term will expire on March 3, 1917. "I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the United States senate, to fill the existing vacancy in that office from Ten nessee," reads the formal an nouncement. The probability of Mr. Sims entering this race was indicated in dispatches several weeks ago. Baptists Will Build. Building material for the new Baptist Church, soon to be erect ed at Big Sandy, is being deliver ed on the ground. There is a rumor that the congregation of the Nazarene faith will also erect a new church building right away. Cathran-Winders. Thilrsday morning at county court clerk's office Mr. Clarence Cathran and Miss Vera Winders, of Benton, Ky., were united in marriage, Esq. W. P. Erwin offi ciating. The young people left on the noon train for Benton, where they will reside. McDAVID'S GROVE. Edd Burnett and children from Big Sandy visited Mr. and Mrs. Bob Redmon last Sunday. Mr. Redmon of Big Sandy, visited his mother Sunday. . A large crowd attended the big meeting at Pleasant Ridge last Sunday. . A large crowd attended the big show at Danville last Satur day night. Dewitt Pierce and Misses Eddie McCennie Mary and Maud Redmon visited Miss Stacy Cle ment near Pleasant Ridge Sun day. Wayne Burton, of Nashville, was here this week.