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VOI, XXV. ISO. !.
AIM JUST L'!. JtMhi,
PERSONAL AND LOCAL NEWS.
The meeting i,l ill iii progress
Cyrus Thompson has returned
W. L. Morris spent a few days
in Nashville thi.s week.
Dr. E. MeAulcy Fjx'iit Sunday
with hi.s family it t Big Handy.
George Florence of Lexington
'visited relatives hero tho first of
Will Fryer and family of Mun-
leyville epent Sunday hero with
Sam Jones and J. F. Beaton re
turned yesterday from a trip to
Miss Dora Carrington of Hunt
ingdon visited friends here the first
of tho week.
Mrs. T. C. Eye and daughter,
Miss Nell, visited friends at Big
Miss Bessie Bowles has returned
from a pleasant visit to relatives at
It is never too late or too early
lo speak a good word .for your town
or home people.
Miss Annice McRae lis visiting
.the family of her brother, W. E.
McRae, at Nashville.
Mrs. Anna Lowry and child of
Hollow Rock visited her parents
hero the first of the week.
Miss Nannie Haggard of Nash-
Tille visited her auut, Mrs. P. J
O'Reilly, the first of the week.
Miss Alleen Ridgewny of Nash
ville, who has been visiting rela
tives here, has returned home.
C. B. Harrison and sister, Miss
Eliza, arrived here yesterday to
spend a few days with friends.
Bob Staguer and Hilliard Hast
ings of Big Sandy were delegates
to the Sunday school convention.
W. H. Harrison and family left
Tuesday for Mobile, Ala., where
they will probably spend the win
ter. Mrs. Bettie Fields and Mrs. Joe
Mitchell of Mixie visited relatives
here last week, returning home on
The newly-elected county offi
cials will be inducted into office
with the usual formalities on next
Prof. R. M. Smith came up from
t jDyer County Saturday, and will
give his entire time and attention
to the school.
Rev. Allan Foust of McKenzie
will preach at the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church next Sunday
forenoon and evening.
The board of mayor and alder
men have changed the time of the
regular monthly meeting from Sat
urday to Friday evening.
The Camden brass band will go
to Waverly Saturday, September
C it being the occasion of the old
soldiers reunion at that place.
A parent can bequeath a child
nothing better than a good, practi
cal education. Camden is just the
place to secure such anoducation.
The rains this week will do a
vast amount of good. It insures
late pastures for stock, which is
one of great advantage to farmers.
R. L. Phillips, who recently pur
chased a farm near Hollow Rock,
will move there shortly. He 1ms
:Bold his property here to Jesse II.
A trustworthy fji-ntleiiwii orljuly
in J-rh e.mi.lv to inanf Uii-mt'- ' ' -!
',,', ,., h um- of h!.1 liimu.-lul tuti.l:n;r. A
'! k -J.-li Vw-hu-sUay all uiivrt
"' V , ,n..H l:mV;ll!V;1ll(V: Illl'I'M't ll
from Ik- til
S. L. Peeler, who has been elect-'
ed alderman to miccced Robert L.
Phillips, resigned, w ill also tuccced
Mr. Phillips on tho street commit
tee. Affer spending a few mouths in
Camden, Mrs. Liz.io Martin and
Httlo daughter, Miss Juliette, left
Saturday for their home at Bald
After an extended visit with rel
atives and friends at Huntingdon,
Mrs. Bettie Cunningham resumed
her place at tho New York Store
M. L. Yiek returned to Nashville
the first of tho week. Martin has
a good position with Lebeck Bros.,
one of tho leading dry goods firms
of tho Rock City.
Dr. Gieeno Liudsey of Big San-
day was a delegate to tho Sunday
school convention. He was accom
panied by his charming daughter,
Miss Lena Lindsey.
Mrs. T. E. Ellington will leave
tomorrow to join her husband at
Knoxville. Marshal E. G. Flow
ers will movo to the place where
she has been residing.
J. F. Beatan has moved into his
new home. "Whiskers" has just
completed one of the best dwellings
in the city, and it adds to the gen
eral appearance of Camden.
Mrs. J. B. Browning has return
ed from Union City, where she has
been under the treatment of an eye
specialist. Her sight has greatly
improved, we are glad to loam.
Judge-elect Yv T. Morris, T. E
Tucker, J. W. Maiden, Cyrus and
Lem Thompson, Lewis Jordan and
Dorsey Lynch, attended the Vale
Garfield game of ball at Vale last
Squirrels are plentiful this sea
sou, and those fond of sport have
been having a feast. The squir
rels are in prime condition, and
they help to supply the pantry as
well as sport for the huntsman.
Rev. J. C. Ross passed through
here last Friday going to Mount
Tabor, where he is conducting a
series of meetings. Rev. Mr. Ross
is a very able minister. He had
just closed a successful meeting at
Asborry Goodin died at Big San
dy Tuesday afternoon, of typhoid
ffever. He resided at Henrv. and
was visiting at Big Saudy at the
time. He had been sick a little
over a week. We extend sympa
thy to the bereaved.
A special term of chancery court
will convene here Monday, Sep
tember 29, at which time our new
chancellor, Hon. A. G. Hawkius,
will preside. Clerk and Master
A. G. McDaniel has been taking
depositions this week.
The city fathers have a force of
men at work on the streets this
week. Court square is in good con
dition, but it will require a groat
deal of work and gravel on some
of the streets to make them good
for the winter's hauling.
Mrs. Mary Alice Miller, daugh
ter of J. M. and A. J. Castile, died
at the home of her parents in South
Camden last Friday, t the age of
20 years. She was married to J.
II. Miller in 1607, and was left a
widow iu 1000. Mrs. Miller made
a profession of religion in 1888.
She had been a patient sufferer for
years, and during the last few
months of her life she expressed
herself as being perfectly satisfied
to die, and said her suffering would
soon be at an end. The interment
took place Saturday. Burial ser
vices were conducted by Rev. -J.
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
A rjv.iAtahl n4 Knjoynbl Meeting Here
l.uxt Stithi'tlxy uiid Stiucl.iy,
The Benton County Sunday
School Association met in Cam-
Ion at tho Methodist Church Sat
urday morning at 9 o'clock August
2:5, 1002. Prof. McD. Neal con-
ducted tho devotional exercises ac
cording to program. The welcome
address was delivered by Rev. J.
M. Pickens, who touched on tho
t)ljects of tho association. Rev.
W. A. Watts being absent, Rev.
George O. Bach man responded to
A temporary organization was
then made, McD. Neal being elect
ed president and W D. Cooper
secretary. The program for the
day was then taken up. The first
subject for discussion was ""What
aro tho Objects of the Interde
nominational Sunday School Asso
ciation." Rev. Georso O. Bach
man responded in an interesting
and instructive address on the as.
sociation, giving a clear definition
of tho term "Interelonominational
Association." Ho also insisted on
a combined effort o the churches
to get all the people interested in
the great Sunday school work, and
gave methods by which those who
are interested might interest oth
ers. Rev. Mr. Bachman also spoke
of the home department and the
cradle roll, and demonstrated very
clearly what great good might be
accomplished by the work with the
The nest subject, "Why Do I
Believe in the Sunday School,"
was discuesed by Rev. Allan Foust.
He ably discussed the subject, and
gave himself as an example ' that
as children are taught, they will
practice and live and believe when
theyihave grown old." He insists
that they should bo taught iu the
way they should go.
D. J. Allen, A. G. McDaniel and
F. E. McElyea were appointed on
the committee on organization, anel
the convention adjourned to meet
at 1.30 p. rn.
At 1.30 o'clock the devotional
exercises were conducted by Rev.
Mr. Bachman, after which the
committee on organization report
ed the following:
For president, F. 'E. McElyea
vice president, Will S. Corbitt; sec
retary and treasurer; W. D. Cooper
executive committee, S. L. Peeler,
J. F. Dowdy, G. W. E. Herrin, L
L. Stem, W. B. Leslie and Jerre
It was then suggested and the
suggestion was adopted that a Sun
day school directory be prepared
Forty-four Sunday schools were
reported in the county, with the
names and address of the superin
tendents of Sunday schools of the
greater portion of the churches,
The next subject for discussion
was "A Model Sunday School
This subject had been assigned to
Rev. E. R. Conder, who was not
present, -and it was discussed by
U. A. Potts. Mr. Sarrett bein ab
sent, the topic "The Sunday Schoo
Superintendent," was discussed by
members of the convention. B. 1)
Johnson offered some practical at'
vice on the subject "Is My Life in
Harmony with My Sunday School."
The topic, "Why Every Church
Should Have a Sunday School,"
was assigned to Rev. Yates Moore.
He related his experience in organ
izing Sunday schools, and insists
that if the pastor will tlo his duty
every church will have a Sunday
Revs. O. A. Utley and George
M. Leslie being absent, the topics
assigned them were discussed by
the association. Tho association
then adjourned until 8 p. in.
At 8 o'clock tho house- wan called
to order by F. E. McElyea, and the
program that had been arranged
for Sunday morning was taken np
and tho several topics were dis
cussed by those who wore assigned
them, except T. C. Rye, who was al
sent. Prof. A. M. Smith teok his
place on tho subject, "Tho Duties
of Parents and Children -of the
At tho suggestion of Rev. Mr.
Bachman to hold another conven
tion of this kind in tho county in
about threo months, it was decided
to hold the next meeting at Big
Sandy on Thursday before tho
third Sunday in November.
The association then adjourned
to meet on Sunday afternoon at 3
Tho topic, "Yv7hat the Sunday
School Has Done for Me," which
was discussed by Mrs. Lou M. Bry
ant Sunday afternoon, concluded
the program. Then followed a
sermon to the children by Rev.
Mr. Bachman, anel tho convention
F. E. McElyea,
W. D. Cooper, President.
Camden, August 2G, 1902.
Bray &, Richards' saw mill near
Eggville was destroyed by fire last
Friday night. As they carried no
insurance, the loss falls heavily on
the owners, but Dr. Bray was in the
city Saturday and informed us that
they would rebuild the mill at once.
It is thought that the fire originat
ed from sparks in the roof of the
mill shed. Dr. Bray is seemingly
unfortunate, as he sustained seri
ous injuries in his shoulder a few
weeks ago, which will disable him
for sometime to come.
"Hookram 5, Camden 'Pickups'
12" was the report flashed from
Maiden Park at the close of the
ball game Tuesday afternoon. I
was a one-sided game, and but for a
few wild throws the visitors woul
have been shut out. There was a
erood crowd notwithstanding the
rain. How is Charles for a mas
We are iuformed that Alma Fry
of Coxburg has concluded a trade
for the Dock Woods farm. This
is one of the best little farms on
A large crowd from this place
went to Liberty Sunelay.
Thomas Frazier is engagetl in
building some nice dwellings a
his homo place.
A song service will be held here
next Sunday, and there will be
preaching by Rev. G. B. Greer.
The game of ball at Bethlehem
Saturday resulted in a score of 24
to 19 in favor of Flatwoods. It
was a nice game of ball, and when
it was over the winning team was
presented with a bouquet and the
captains cf both teams were pre
sented with large bouquets, given
by the young ladies of Camden.
The Flatwcods boys say they were
never more kindly treated than at
Flatwoods, xugust 2o.
lor Infants and Children.
h Kind Ycu Win Always EuM
filature cf utf3.
THE TnoiTT CONTLST.
Congreailninil I ic uliv mmnlHee WW.
M- t A;. ;i In ,s.i tmhrr 15,
The Democratic executive com
mittee of tho Eighth Congressional
District met at Lexington Thurs-
lay of last week. After the com
mittee had been called to order by
Chairman William A. Carter, the
votes from tho several counties iu
he Congressional primary election
.'ore called for and reported by
counties ns follows:
Sims Benton 380, Decatur 2KL
Carroll 717, Chester 281, Hardin
7GG, Henderson 771, Henry 1,100,
Madison G;7, McNairy 521, Perry
837. Total, 0.552.
Trice Benton 721, Decatur 30S,
Carroll "753, Chester 085, Hardin
215, Henderson 421. Henrv OO'.l
Madison 898, McNairy 052, Perry
8. Total, 5, 100.
Troutt Benton 81, Decatur 282,
Carroll 41, Chester 12:), Hardin 50,
lenderson 07, Henry 458, Madison
005, McNairy 203, Perry 14. To-
A motion was made by W. V.
liarry to cioclaro Mr. Sims the
nominee, but Mr. Troutt asktxl per
mission to read his contest, which
had previously been filed with the
chairman, and Mr. Barry's motion
was not voted on.
Mr. Troutt read quite a lengthy
paper in which ho charged that for
various reasons the recent primary
was null and void; bat if he were
overruled in this, he took the posi-
ion that he was the legal nominee
under the rules governing the pri
mary, as both his competitors had
used money in violation of rule 9,
and had thereby forfeited all right
to the nomination. He specified
several persons in various parts of
the district who had been influenc
ed by Mr. Sims for a monetary con
sideration, and ho -demanded that
Sims and Trice be required to an
swer under oath the allegations he
Mr. Sims denied &11 allegations,
and said he was ready to enter on
an investigation. Mr. Sims after
wards wrote out his denial briefly,
which the committee accepted as
Mr. Trice said he had gone into
the fight in good faith and had been
defeated, and would abide by the
result and support the nominee.
He made no claims to tfoeKosnna
tion. Some of his friends had hired
aids without his knowledge and
consent, and he had paid the bills
since the primary. Mr. Trice ad
vised the committee to search out
the truth and give to the nominee
a clear title.
On motion, Mr. Trice was -eliminated
from the contest. The com
mittee wrangled over the mode of
procedure for some time. Mr. Sims
insisted that the committee should
proceed at once to hear testimony
and declare the result, and claimed
the charges made by Mr. Troutt,
if proven, would not affect his right
to the nomination.
Mr. Troutt argued that his wit
nesses were not present, and that
it would require time to get up the
proof. He presented a petition to
Judge Levi S. Woods asking for
an injunction restraining the com
mittee from further proceedings,:
and asking him to declare the prii
mary null and void, but this wil
refused by Judge Woods. '
After more wrangling, a motbtiog
was made by D. G. Hudson m at
the committee meet again Sen,ard a
ber 15. The motion prevaileoachlns
thochairman was instructed tyself oa
witnesses subpa-uael to b
fit that time.
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