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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
(V.pt. 11. W. Ayres wi nt to Jack
non Inst Monday.
1). J. Graham, of Big Sandy,
on our streets yesterday.
immu.iy is me regular monthly
meeting of county court.
Mr. I. N. Wilson mad; a business
trip to Huntingdon yesterday.
The revenue license on -whiskey
and tobacco expired yesterday.
George W. Simpson,of Lebanon,
Tenn., was in the city yesterday.
A. J. Farmer, esq., is attending
federal court at Jackson this week.
Col. E. R Tansil, of Dresden,
Tenn., paid our offico a visit and
Mrs. WVA. Swindle, of South
Camden, who has been sick for
several weeks is recovering.
Rev. E. 13. Plummer will preach
at the Methodist Episcopal Church,
this place Sunday forenoon.
Daniel Childress, of Gardner, is
visiting friends and relatives in
Camden and Benton County.
Messrs. Hatley Brothers & Co.,
is the style of a new mercantile
firm just opened at Holladay.
Clerk and Master Tom C. Bye
has a chancery sale in this issue.
Land will be Bold Monday June 2.
J. Li Nix, of Centerville, Tenn.,
is visiting the f amily of his son-in-law,
T. J. Whitfield, South Camden.
bt. L. l'eeler, esq., has removed
his office from the southwest corner
of. public square to the court-house.
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L. O. Lasnlee lias had some erf-
namental improvements added to
F. A. McElyea k Son are erect
ing a large and commodious smithy
below the southeast comer public
rl ' Mr. Briggance is building a neat
dwelling house on the street lead-
' feg south from tho station, in South
.-tol. James J. Wyly returned to
j Clinton, Ky., last Monday. He was
accompanied by his cousin, Miss
Eva G. Wyly. :
Mrs. J. E. Totty, of this place, is
spending this week visiting her
daughter, Mrs. John Yarbrough,
at Box, Tenn.
. Messrs. John and James Hatley
and Fate Neal, of Holladay, left
Camden enronte for Nashville Sun
Mr. James Jeffrey has removed
his family to Burt, Cannon County,
Tenn., where he is stationed in the
T.B.Totty left Monday for May -
neta aria otner piaces in ivtiuucKy
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btHte, seeniug a location tor opeia
ing up H UUS1UCSS.
Misses Lizzie Hicks and Bertie
Hagler, of McKenzie, have opened
a millinery store on the northeast
corner public square,
Bev. J. U. Mount of McKenzie,
will nreach at the Cumberland
ProalwT.prin.-n fllmrch next Sundav
forenoon and evening. A
Only 'one couple has been li
censed to marry in Benton County
since our first issue, that of Char
lie Yarbrougb to Lizzie Hart
There seems to be universal com
plaint among the farmers about too
much rain, as all kinds of farm
labor has been greatly delayed.
W. F. Baber,. esq., of Holladay,
- paid us a call last Saturday. He
spoke in very complimentary terms
of the typographical appearance of
Mrs. Josephine Corbitt, mother
of our townsman William Corbitt,
reported sick in our last issue, is
improving, and her early full re
covery is hoped for.
D. H. Van Huss was elected mag
istrate at the election held in the
ninth civil district last Saturday.
.1 nut gut the names o his
opponents, if there were any-
Tom C. Bye, esq., attended the or
ganization of a Knights of Pythias
lodge at Dresden, Tenn., Tuesday.
Mr. J. O. Hudson, of the firm of
Hudson, Hatley & Bro., has been
on the sick list tho past few days.
The office of the Chronicle is
on the east side of the square in
the Lashlee building. Our friends
are invited to call and see us when
Camden promises to make some
substantial improvements this sea
son in tho way of new houses. We
hope the results will be much bet
ter than expected.
Mesdames Yarbrough and Ar
nold, accompanied by Misses Bet-
tie Whitfield, Blanch Harper, Ida
McBae and Pearl Arnold, went to
The foundation for Rev. A. C.
McRao's new dwelling, on the Pa
vatt place, has been laid and the
work on its erection will probably
bo started next week.
Mrs. W. A. Steele, jr., Mrs. CallaY
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Farmer were pleasant Chronicle
callers yesterday afternoon.
A severe storm of wind, rain, and
thunder and lightning passed over
this section yesterday evening, but
was not very damaging, so far as
we have been able to learn.
After a visit of several days to
friends in Big Bottom, Humphreys
County, 0. W. Hubbs stopped in
Camden a few hours yesterday en-
route to his home at Holladay,
Continued rains have put the
farmers, in this county far behind
in farm work. They are further
behind, with their crops than for
many years and the out-look con
We want our readers to bear in
mma tnat the uhroxicle is a
Benton County newspaper de
voted to the interests of Camden
and Benton County and is not a
Mr. J. W. Coble, of the firm of
Coble Brothers & Co., Sugar Tree,
also traveling salesman for L,
Loewenthal & Co., Evansville, Ind.,
called in to see us Tuesday, and left
an order for some printing.
Messrs. Berry Pierce, of the sev
enth district, juror to federal court
at Jackson, Tenn. ; W. F. Harrison
and William Kelley, of Holladay;
and J ackson Cole, of the fourth dis
trict, left to attend the above court
The Methodist Episcopal Sun-
day school has decided to have a
v picnic in the near future. An ef.
fort win be made to et thfi Cum,
nberiana Presbyterian school to join
thcm nnd have one graiulpie.
nic in union.
Rev. Abe. Gossett has a CO-acre
field of corn now up high enough
to be seen from one end of the row
to the other. This is the best that
has been reported to us this spring.
The farm is situated near the
mouth of Birdsong Creek.
Sheriff W. H. Bushing arrested
Jack Wilson, brakeman on the
Nashville, Chattanooga, and' St.
Louis Railway, last Saturday on
the charge of carrying a pistol.
Wilson gave bond for his appear
ance at the August tenn of circuit
The public generally has been
very generous with its compliment
ary remarks as to the newsy and
typographical appearance of the
first number of The Chronicle,
If we succeed in getting so gener
ous a support our fondest hopes
will be fully realized.
Messrs. Tom C. Rye, A, J. Saun
ders, G. Wylie Arnold, William and
Benjamin Hatley, Wrilliam Lew;is
and William E. McRae, of Camden,
Alonzo Young, and n number of
others from over the county whose
names we failed to learn, spent tho
first of this week in Nashville.
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xiio uuru ouiuuiy in una imuiui
is childrens' day, under the auspices
of the Methodist Episcopal Sunday
school. The Cumberland Presby
terian Sunday school will join with
il i ii -r -r
tnem in its ceieuration. in o une
the latter school will celebrate chil
drens' day, joined by the former. .
Perhaps You Would Like to do This.
Any subscriber to the "Benton
County Enterprise," whoso time
has not expired, can have his term
of subscription filled out by The
Chronicle, if he prefers it to the
McKenzie Enterprise he now re
ceives, by applying to Mr. A. C.
McRae, former business manager,
at this placa
Keeping up With the Times.
We are glad to note the farmers
fi,ia o,; nr.Q ,.; rwi
O I J HULL WIO flllU. UOllILL 1
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greater extent than in former years.
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for better success in farming in this
Founty- UiQ better tne t00ls t0
e better the w'ork done
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Our farmers are catching
the spirit of the age, and are not
likely to be left. We are intensely
interested in the success of farm
ing, as no business prospers if the
The last year's tobacco crop is
being slowly moved into market,
The crop falls nearly one-half un
tier the estimate and is ot a very
inferior grade. There is so much
lugs and trashy tobacco on the
market that lugs have come down
to nominal figures, but good 4 to
bacco is bringing fair prices. If
our tobacco raisers would plant less
in acreage, cultivate better, and
handle well, they would always
stand a better chance to get good
prices. , There must be a radical
reform in these respects, or the
raiser win never realize tair pay
for his labor.
Stock Raising in Benton
A large portion ot the lands oi
Ucnton County is better suited tor
grazing purposes than any thing
else, and could be made to pay well
in stock raisins We aro clad to
note that our farmers are taking
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more interest than tormerlv in
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stock raising. There is some very
good stock in the county, but the
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number should, ami probably will
be increased in the course of a few
years. There is but little hard
labor required in stock raising and
there is large pay in it. The mis.
fortune of our farmers is, and ah
ways has been, to keep a large
number of " scrub" stock, in which
there is always loss.
School Picnic and Fishing Party.
Yesterday being May day, the
teachers of the Benton Seminary
gave the children a holiday.
The school met at the seminary
at half past eight o'clock, and re
paired to Bateman's Slough, about
two miles east of town, where they
yuu uj, un,u uiicn
sets, and fishing tackle, and pro-
ceeded to enjoy themselves until
half past eleven, when lunch was
announced. A bountiful spread
had been prepared by the students,
and all were surprised by a treat
of nuts and candies from the pro
The afternoon was pleasantly
spent in fishing, croquet, games,
loitering on the banks of the creek,
and searching for wild flowers, un
til half past three, when all became
wearied and returned to town, all
expressing themselves as having
spent the day well.
A number oi the students' par
ents were present, and enjoyed the
day as well as the students in their
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it you want a gooa mower, can on Her
rin & Bateman and buy the Buckeye
If you like The Ciironiclk subscribe
Go to Mrs. Fannie Thompson ir you
want a late etylo hat at low prices. She
keeps a full line of late styles. tt
The prospects were never brighter
for Camden than at present.
Full stock brotjan Bhoes $1.
tf Hebbin & Bateman.
We want a planing-mill, must have
a planing-mill, and are going to have a
Young men, Herria & Bateman's is the
place to get your fine suit. tf
Benton county is one among the best
agricultural counties in tho State, and
has some as 'oo(l farmers as there are
in forty-two States.
-JCOI ROC1UI illltUl VI fcUUVO IlvLn ff vt 1
town at 1Ierrin & bateman's. tf
Business is generally lively here and
our little city will boom soon as
r ) vin? onm s ana nontracrors can tie-
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on the buildings already
Canton Law ns, 4 cents ; Sunrise, 5.
tf IIekkin & Batkman.
We want a good correspondent at
every post-omce in the county. Win
some one please respond by giving us
the news of his or her locality ? Send
newsy neighborhood notes.
Herrin & Bateman have a nice line of
Florence Patterns. tf
A slack stave factory
is badly need-
ed at Camden. There
is a world of
timber here suitable for slack staves,
which could be furnished cheaply
UouUtless the business would pay
Call on Herrin & Bateman and examine
their stock of laces and Vandyke points
A newspaper is a good educator,
and we will give spccfal club rates to
students of schools. We wrould like
to havo a regular correspondent from
every school in the county and we
freelv offer them srace in our column?.
Sometime in the future we may offer
a premium to the best written article
by a student in the public and private
schools of our county. Tiy your hand,
J'0"11? l08. Dou't wait, hut begin
Herrin & Bateman is the place to huy
your window curtains. tf
A g00( pianing-mill is in demand
here. Such an enterprise would do a
good paying business, and save thou
sands of dollars annually to the county
Timber is abundant and easy oi
access, and there arc now saw-mills in
operation in the county and hundreds
of thousands feet of lumber in tho rufl
Is being sont off to be dressed and then
shipped back to us for home con
sumption, which is an enormous tax
to the county. This is an inviting cn
tcrnrise for some small capitalist Is
thcre.no one to take hold of it?
Fair-View Tlaids, 6 cents.
tf Herrin & Bateman.
Every man should have au abiding
interest in the nublic and nrlvate wel
fare of tne COUl)tV 111 WhlCll H6 11VC8,
jie should favor every proper means
to keep every dollar possible in his
county. Every dollar sent out of tho
county makes the citizen thereof that
much poorer. In every county the
public service requires mow or less
printed matter; business men and
private citizens require printed matter.
If there is no priuting done in tiie
countv. the money for this must be
sent out of the county, and the county
and its citizens are so much poorer
and business is crippled to that extent
Therefore, overy citizen having the
welfare of his county at heart, should
cheerfully give his patronage and sup
port to a county paper. Gentlemen,
give us a lift, and thereby benefit your
countv and yourself.
Examine the Brill Shoes, et Herrin
' CHANCERY SALE!
BY virtue of a decree of the Chancery
Court, at Camden, rendered at tho
March term 1890, iu the case of W. II.
Melton vs. J. II. Melton, et al., I will, on
Monday the 2nd da if of Jane,
expoHc to public sale, at the court house,
iu Camden, the undivided one-seventh
interest in the lands described in tlie
pleadings and decroe, j ing upon t!i
waters ot Harmon's Creek in the seventh
civil district of Benton County, It being
the land now in possession of Amanda
Melton us uomextead. Sale made to
satisfy a judgement iu favor of Y. II.
Melton and against defendant J. II.
Land will bo sold on a credit of six
months, free from the equity of redemp
tion. The purchaser will be required
to exeeuty) note with approved security
and a liei will be retaiced on the land
for purchase money. Particular bound
aries will be given on day of sale, or can
be seen at the clerk and master's oflice.
May 1, 1800.
Tom C. Eye,
2 :1. Clerk and Master.
1 'rofesn-i on a I Cards
Dll. 11. 15. TRAVIS,
OFFICE AT J. E. TOTTY 'S PltUti STOK'15,
. Camden, Tenn.
S. L. PEELER 9
Attorney at Law,
OFFICE AT THE COURT-HOUSE.
"Will give careful attention to nil business en
trusted to my care, ('oliections a uneeiiilty
Also insurance agent lor Jvnox villi- and oilier
good companies. 1 ;ly.
E. O. GEORGE,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in all the courts of Benton nnd
adjoining counties and in the Supreme Court of
lemiessee. .special attention inven collections.
WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW!
"Why Camden can't have a first-
Why a butcher shop is no set-
Why more street lamps are not
put up in town?
Why a real estate office would
not pay at this place?
Why sun-bonnets are worn 'in
the nineteenth century?
Why a first-class tinner would
not do well at Camden ?
Why the old Hartley building is
not torn down and removed?
Why the boys don't give the
birds in the court-yard a rest?
Why a horse-car line is not es
tablished from the square to the sta
tion? Where the Paducah, Tennessee,
and Alabama Railroad will be lo
cated? Why the dilapidated old fence
around the court-yard is not re
moved? Why the county court don'tmako
an apprppriation to clean off the
Why substantial iron bridges aro
not erected over the larger streams
of the county?
Why some of our monied men
don't establish a flouring mill near,
or at this place?
Why more paint is not employed
to beautify some of the public build
ings at this place?
When will Depot street bo suffi
ciently graded as to be acceptable
to the traveling public?
Why the young ladies and young
gentlemen over the county don't
write the news to the CnrtONiCLE?
Why a number of decent bridges
are not placed across the gullies
one has' to
cross m coming to
Some two weeks ago a couple,
claiming to be man and wife, with a
little child got off the train at South
Camden. They left the child with
AY. A. Swindle, together with cloth
ing1 and money, promising to come
for the child next Christmas. The
affair is shrouded in mystery.