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LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Pay your poll-lax, or you will
not be allowed to vote.
Tho quarterly term of county
court convenes next Monday.
Walter C. Morris, the hat drum
mer was in the city "Wednesday.
Mrs. Fogarty,. of Nashville, is
TLsitiog the family of W.E. Bivens,
of tilts- plam.
Ovnr 1 Onn rlnr-liprts n-ett rmr.
, chased and shipped from Camden
i Inuf Knfnrdav
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io license to marry nave ueen
issued in Benton County during
the past week.
Miss Fannie Byrns,of Big Sandy,
is visiting her uncle, Mr. A. C. Mc
Fiae, of this city.
Mr. J. L. Holland, of Paris, vis
ited relatives hi Camden and vicin
ity the past week.
Mr. John AV. Rye, of Mayfield,
Ky., is spending a few days with
relatives in this city.
juu-ia. o it. aiuuiu uuu luiuuiu
aro visiting relatives in the1 fourth
civil district this week.
Material for completing the up
per story of. the Benton Seminary
is being delivered this week.
Judge W. C East has just com
pleted re-painting the residence of
J. W. Bateman on tho west side,
Mrs. Harriet larmer has our
thanks for the delicious cream and
cake sent ns "Wednesday afternoon.
The blackberry crop does not
seem to be so good as last year.
The berries are small and faulty,
Misses Ruby Totty and Ruby
Bivens, of this city, are visiting
Mrs. Anna Yarbrouirh, at Box
Miss Belle Townsend returned
from Gleason, Wednesday, after a
lengthy visit to relatives at that
Clarence L. Totty, of Moscow
x Ivy., arrived yesterday on a visi
r to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E
The Huntingdon brass band wil
furnish music for the closing exer
cises of the school at Holl&dsy,
Beasley & Son have received
their new steam thrasher. They
expect to thrash mostly in Carroll
Miss Cassie Maiden leaves far
Paris, Tenn., this morning, where
she will spend several days visiting
J. W. Simmons, representing the
A. B. Richards Medicine Company,
of Sherman, Tex., was in the city
Mr. E. B. Teachout, of Hunting
don, was over last Friday in the
interest of "Parham's Excursion"
Several of our young people will
attend the bran dance at Bell's
School House 5 miles north from
Frank Travis, after an absence of
nearly eighteen years, returned to
our town last "Wednesday. Hunt
Master Travis Morris, son of Dr,
G. T.. Morris, of Paris, is spending
the week with his grand-parents,
Hon. and Mrs. W." P. Morris.
There will be a barbecue near
. Camden, the 10th instant, given by
tle colored people for the benefit of
the colored Presbyterian Church
The crops in the immediate vi
cinity of Camden are suffering for
rain. Some portions of the county
have had bountiful rains during
the week, and the crops of those
sections are looking fine.
Mr. Eugene Wyly was in town
Tuesday and explained to us tha
the newspapers, in speaking of his
marriage to Miss Mitchell, o
Humphreys County, had given the
name of his bride incorrectly. He
married Miss uLukM Mitchell in
stead of " Mary."
We are informed that L. 0. Lash
loo has sold his livery and feed
stable property. Tho name of the
purchaser has not yet been made
There will bo no change in tho
policy of The Cihionicle during
the heated term, and we propose to
continue, making it a first-class
Every business houso in Camden
should have its doors closed this
afternoon, in order that the pro
prietors and clerks may celebrate
he " Glorious Fourth."
Somoof our young men speak
of organizing a brass band at this
dace, and would do so with a small
amount of substantial encourage
ment from our citizens.
C. A. Cowell who has been em
iloyed at Harrison, Dodd & Co.'s
stave factory near Holladay, re-
turned to his home 2 miles south
west of this place last Saturday,
Huntingdon is experiencms: a
creat religions revival. Rev. Mr.
Flaniken, of the Cumberland Pres
byterian Church, conducts the re
vival. This is the third week of
Mrs. Joseph E. Jones returned
to her home at Dresden, Tenn.,
last Monday. Her little child was
very sick during the greater por
tion of her visit here, but was much
improved, though not entirely well,
at the time of her return,
Mail rider Willis Rogers, on this
r1 nHfc fWlPi, and Partinville
mt nffpmnfwl to wnrlt J
new horse to his road-cart Monday.
Result: He will carry the mail on
horseback until the
pieces of his cart can be found.
The closing exercises of the Hoi-
laday high school are now in pro
gress. A number of gentlemen
and ladies from this place are in
attendance. An elaborate program
was .weoared and the exercises
will doubtless prove highly inter
Mr; H. W. Mannon has received
a complete stock of drugs, chemic
als, toilet articles, etc., and has
opened up for business in the house
f onnerly occupied by the " Benton
County Enterprise." He invites a
iberal share of patronage. See his
advertisement elsewhere m this
Mr. and Mrs. William Hatley,
Mrs. Jerry Thompson, Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Hatley, Misses Sudie
Blackwood, Fannie Travis, Belle
Townsend, and Sissie McElyea,
and Messrs. E. M. McAuley, F. G.
McElyea, and G. F. Bateman, left
yesterday to attend the closing ex
ercises of the high school at Hol-
Every farmer in Benton County
is interested in the success of any
movement having for its object the
organization of a county fair asso
ciation, and they are beginning to
realize the many advantages such
an enterprise would aft ord them to
improve their farm products and
the quality of stock raised in the
After a pleasant visit to Powhat-
tan and other points of interest in
eastern Arkansas, Col. John M
Holladay passed through Camden
Monday en route to his home at
Holladay. While in town he gave
us a very interesting description of
the country he traveled over, and
expressedhimself well pleased with
Arkansas, but glad to be at home
General J. D. C. Atkins and Mrs.
Flora Crawford, both of Paris
Tenn., were united m marriage
June 24. The wedding was private,
General Atkins is sixty-five years
of age. He represented this dis.
trictin the United States Congress
several successive terms, and was
Commissioner of Indian Affairs
under President Cleveland's Ad'
ministration. His bride is said to
be a most estimable lady and pos
sessed of many excellent qualities
Tho ice-cream supper to be given
by the ladies of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, at the court
house Monday evening, will bo
somewhat changed from tho old
stereotyped way of conducting such
entertainments. Provisions will be
made for the accommodation of a
much larger attendance than usual.
Everybody solicited to attend.
A Flouring Mill.
Mr. Samuel Lockhart has pur
chased several acres of land in
South Camden, and we are reliably
informed that he contemplates re
moving his flouring mill and saw
mill from Green Brier to this place
as soon as the necessary arrange
mentscanbe made. Sufficient cap-
ital is assured for putting in a new
plant with all modern improve
ments, new machinery, and new
improvements in the way of build
ings and accommodations for
large number of famifies.
Wheat on Corn Land.
A successful old farmer of our
acquaintance tells us he has con
vinced his neighbors that a good
crop of wheat is hardly ever raised
on land after a crop of corn. He
says year before last he put 3 acres
of tobacco land in wheat and made
CO bushels. His nearest neighbor
sowed down 15 acres of corn land
in wheat and made but 45 bushels
of a very inferior luality- We be'
Keve it is universally admitted that
tobacco land Srows tlie best wheat
bf r tannen generally put
wueiib on coin lauu. x eriiaus mis
is the very reason the wheat crop
of Benton County is generally a
Small Fruit Farming.
Along the Louisville and Nash.
ville Railroad from Milan to Mem.
phis, immense quantities of straw
berries, white potatoes, and toma
toes are grown and shipped to
northern markets. As strawber
ries are always the earliest fruit to
ripen, it commands high prices and
has become a source uf profit and
large revenue to those who culti
vate them. New potatoes are ship
ped in early March, and bring in
a fair profit. Early tomatoes are
a source of considerable revenue,
and always find a market. Benton
County is as well adapted as to cli
mate and soil as any portion of
ennessee for the successful grow
ing of these crops, and we are sur
prised that our people do not take
hold of it, as they are a money crop.
Mr. G. W. Walker went to Colesbnrgh
Sunday to see friends.
Dr. C. P. Duncan, of Nashville, was
ere this week on business.
A number of our citizens attended re
ligious services at Flatwoods, Sunday.
Miss Rebcca Childress and brother,
Iorace, visited frionds at Flatwoods last
Mr. Horace Childress, late of Holladay,
isited relatives and friends at this place
last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. 0. N. Paflord and lady are visiting
lis mother, Mrs. D. D. Paflord, who is
said to be very sick with fever.
Mr. W. II. Dobson takes charge of the
mail route from Eva to Wheatley to-day.
This mail leaves Evs every Tuesday and
and Friday morning.
MissLeola and Master Percy Lowry
returned home Monday evening after
several days visiting with relatives and
friends at Hollow Rock.
July 1, im.
T Tuesday, July 22, 1 will run the cheap'
est excursion to Chattanooga, ienn., ever
before offered. Taking on passengers at
all ticket stations from Hickman, Ky
to Dickson, Tenn.. inclusive. Will have
traiu well officered. Good order and ev
ery thing pertaining to comfort a specialty
This excursion is for white people only
Tickets good for five days, and good to
ieturn on any regular train.
For further information see poster and
hand-bills, or address,
J. A. Parham, Agent,
H ;3 Martin, Tenn
Drufs, Medicines, etc.
II W MANNON
FIRST-CLASS DRUG STOKE
Dress-making, in all its branches, at
Hudson, Hatley & Bros. tf
The best way to raise a smile is to grasp
the mn firmly by the handle and lift.
$',Come ! Come to the new drug store
II. V. Mannon'8 and pet .a bottle of
"The New South" for colic, diarrhea,
griping, etc. 10:ly.
A piece of limberger cheeBe is like a
tack in one respect you can always find
it in the daik. Puck.
When you want fresh groceries, con
ectioneries, etc., go to J. II. Gill's, on
the north side of the square. tf
There artj some things a woman can
do as well as a man, but scratching a
match isn't one of them. Louisville
The Chronicle office is fully equipped
for doing job-printing in first-class style.
We solicit your orders.
A sulky girl may sometimes be cured
by taking her out in a buggy with a seat
just large enough for two. Denver Koad.
Say, friend ; stop taking so many pills
and try Liquid Cathartic Compound.
Never affiliates with the system. Sold
by II. W. Mannon. 10:ly.
The thoughtful cook puts granulated
sugar on the berries when she hasn t
time to wash the sand off them. Ashland
The millinery department at Hudson,
Hatley & Bros, is in charge of Misses
Hicks and Hagler, of McKenzie. If you
want a late style, artistically trimmed hat
call on them. tf
"Do you know why that fellow at the
opposite table keeps his paper all the time
before his face?" "Why, of course
The man at this table is his tailor."
I told you the new drug store woult
keep all the first-class remedies Liquid
Cathartic Compound for the liver and
New South for summer complaint. 10 :ly
Mr. Dogood (solemnly) : My friend have
yon been to hear the great revivalist , Sam
Jones? Shiner': Yes, siree. Ha! ha!
ha! Ain't he immense? New York
We give free of charge a ticket in our
great distribution of $5,100 in gold and
other valuable presents of July 15 with
every subscription of 50 cents each to the
Weekly Age-Herald, the great soutliern
The Age-IIerald has twelve pages, is
the exact size of the New York Herald.
and is the leading newspaper in the in
dustrial section of the South. Subscribe
now. You may get $500 in gold, and
you certainly get more than your money's
worth in the paper. Send on your name
and 50 cents in stamps, registered letter,
or postal note, and get the paper six
months and your ticket in the drawing.
For $1 you get the paper a full year.
Thk Age-Herald Co.,
11:2 Birmingham, Ala.
J. W. Atchison, of Enloe, was up to see
us last Sunday.
II. R. Tierce paid Big Sandy a busi
ness visit to-day.
Crops have been greatly damaged by
the continued drv weather.
Mr. E. Hall will leave for Flatwoods
in a short time, where he expects to make
his future home.
Willian Cole was recently bitten by a
copper-hend nake. He is doing very
well at this date.
Miss Minnie Lashlee, of Humphreys
County, visited the family of Mr. Horace
Rushing this week.
Miss Flora Farmer, of Henry County
is spending a few days with the family
of Mr. H. R. Tierce.
Mr, Ed. Lindsey was united la mar-
riage to Miss Biddie Skelley the 22m:
instant. Rev. Mr. Humphrey officiating
F. F. Wheatly has just purchased a
new and improved mowing machine. Ou
people generally are inclined to get the
latest and best improved labor-saving
June 27. 1S00.
Our prices (or announcing candidal
'oiiKi'i'ss, lil'ti't'ii dollars, in advance; for State
olllces, ten dollars ; for county unices, live dollars.
i on coxa it ess
y V Avkkh a candidate to represent the KMitli
'ontnessional District in the Fifty-second ('on
iress of the United States subject to the will of
he Democratic party.
J. B. Lixdsey, ailmr., vs. Mary Melton
PIT appearing from complainant's peti
tion, wnicn is sworn to, seeking the
sale of certain land in Benton County.
Tennessee, that E. Selph and wife, Kuraa
Selph, and the heirs-nt-law of Lafayette
Melton, deceased, are non-residents of
the State of Tennessee, and residents of
the States of Texas and A rkansas, so that
the .ordinary process of law can not be
served upon them. It is, therefore, or
dered by the clerk that publication be
maue in lhe Camden Chronicle, a news
paper published in the town of Camden,
Benton County, Tenn., that they put in
their appearance at the August term of
the Benton County court, to be held at
the town of Camden on the firbt Monday
in August next, and make defense or de
mur to said petition or the same will be
set for hearing exparte as to them, and
that tins order be published for lour con
This the 27th day of June, 1890.
A. C. McRae,
Clement & Hawkins, solicitors for
plaintiff. . 10 :4
Ileal Estate For Sale.
"T" Q FARM of 80 acres, 8 mites from
1 J. O. Camden and 6V, miles from Itig
Sandy; 30 acres cleared and balance in good tim
ber: one log-house with brick chimney; good
well, and out-bouses; line young orchard, ete.
This farm offered at a bargain. Part cash bal
ance wiuini reasonable, time.
For terms and other Information about the
above property call on, or address,
REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE,
Frcm Matlock's Chapel.
The singing school at this place is in
The peanut crop is very promising and
le recent rains have improved the gen
eral crops in this vicinity.
A huge rattlesnake has taken up his
abode in E. T. Wood's barn. A liberal
reward will be paid for the capture of
Owing to the extreme heat which has
prevailed for the past few weeks, farmers
are. laying-by their crops much earlier
The rain, wind, and hail storm which
isited this place Thursday afternoon of
ast week, did considerable damage to
he corn that is beginning to joint.
While angling one day last week, John
Thomason became frightened at what he
supposed to be a crazy negro, and after
showing fight by discharging his pistol,
he retreated, leaving the negro in pain
While at breakfast one morning re
cently, Jackson Fry was disturbed by a
commotion amoung the poultry in the
barn-yard, and upon investigating the
disturbance, he observed a chicken-snake
9 feet in length gliding through the
grass, after killing a plump, fat hen.
A serious tragedy is reported from
near King's store, Humphreys County.
it seems that tluee young men left the
church near the above place last Sunday
ingm, ana later one ot them returned
one. hen questioned in regard to the
other two young men, he said they were
a short distance up the road dead. A
searching party found their bodies, one
hhot through the head and the other in
the breast; one held a pistol in his hand
and the other grasped a knife. The man
who conveyed the intelligence of the gad
affair, had his shirt cut in. pieces. He
disappeared shortly after the tragedy oc-'
curred and his whereabouts are unknown.
Your correspondent could not learn tho
names of the parties, nor did we obtain a
clue to the perpetrator of the deed. Tho
affair is shrouded in mystery.
June 30, 1800.