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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
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
VI. A. raus OUT
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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. , . .
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.
D. E. Bomar. Chairman.
The four-year old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Willoughby,
of Buchanan, died this week of
typhoid fever.
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.
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.
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.

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