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IMTIIHOtCMnFNAS SfCONO CLASS MAIL MAT fFA
The DMllM i'i'i (if "f( K (IIKliNII'l K Is
l !-- fiil ; Ml c iiti ,, six lii'ilillls; ::, nuts
fur time iikiiiIIis, wliii li pi -si 1 1 v-1 v must In- i,in
III advance. All iuliii'ii,;i,.iii will I i i 1 1 1 1 1 1 '
t!tlM'l nt CVill;tli, of t.uic paid fur,
iliiiiuii v iiiiil similur mil ii ' will i-lifi i um-cI for
at the rate of ;t t-i-in h per line. We will f m nlli
rales lor display mill local advci lUinn mi ttpphi a
tion. Newseoinniiin lent Inni and hi tide" on (picstlnns
Of public Ihleicsl tire solicited, lint we iiisiiiiie no
responsibility t t tlieexi'i' -.moiii rotit;iiiiel In all
IIH'll 'HI III 1 1 1 Hfii I IONS HI II I III Illli'H ll I It It Sl It'll .
Iteliilttaiiccs can lie made III vai loin ways Unit
Hie perfectly safe, Imt all reinitlai s sent aieat
l lsk of I lie Hcmler,
All reniillaiiees ami business eomiiiMiili'at Ions
Should lie sent til 1RAVIS IIIIOS ,
'i'clcpliolie '.!'.. Ciilnilell. 1 1 nil.
Fill DAY, MAliCH 'JO, I'M).
yvx Tin: issi k.
At a lnrt'tin of llio aiiti-f-filoon
people of CuniuVn Tiu-sdny, called
for the p'.upoHO of lU-ciiling upon
what course to pursue in repaid to
the election to be held today, the
following resolutions were unani
Be it resolved, liv the citizens of Cam
den who (iiom' the (tun t-aiuun or sale
oiwhihky in paid town, that we totally
JKiiore and decline to take any part in (In
flection called hy the election commis
sioners to he held upon the L'Oih instant,
as agreed to hy Senator Jackson and Ucp
resentative Leslie, telative to penate hill
.No. ol"), for the following reasons:
(1) Because in said election we are call
ed upon to express ourselves upon a ques
tion Unit is not in issue, viz, the pies(io
of 'Corporation" or "No corporation.
U) Jjei-au.se saui can wholly ignores
the real and only issue in the town, viz,
"A corporation with whisky," or "A cor
notation without whisky."
(3) Because we were wholly arid total
ly ignored, disregarded and not consulted
in reference to, or m regard to said elec
tion; our representatives in the legisla
ture having entered into f-'uid agreement
at the instance of the other side before we
or theone looking after our interest knew
anything ahout such an agreement bein
considered, hence we had nothing to do
with making the issue, as set out in said
agreement, or call for said election, hut
to tiie contrary said senate hill No, . '515
clearly and squarely makes the issue
whisky or no whisky.
Resolved further, that a committee of
three citizens he appointed hy the chair
man of this meeting, and said chairman
he appointed to notify our representatives
in the legislature of our action, and our
Resolved further, that D. B, Thomas,
the chairman of this meeting, he appoint
ed to go to Nashville at once and look af
ter our interest, with full power and au
thority to act lor us in any way to him
may seem right and proper.
Adopted by a unanimous vote.
D. B. Thomas,
S. L. Tkei-kr, Chairman
miin (thnifli a (!', drowning in 'IV n
ticss,,! Uiver, and being tl.iown n hfe
picseivcr, would cast it aside giving:
' I it't need it; twill do no j,"iod; I'm
conti inplaling a 'stnke at the-fountain,'
and when this great river ill it s up 1 will
come out all tieht ! "
'1 hen they (i ll lue f thoe gK,i chris
tians (V; in tow n, w ho, like .Iml.is of nld,
me gi'H.g to m-II (heir id fur a money
i 'iiiMileiation, viz : taxation. Taxes ate
not so high under a "wei" eoi poiation.
I low shucking! We feel like growing
sentimental and penning something like
Bob Ingt rsoll, thou'it (h ad and gone,
Thine ashes cold und still ;
Yet some fiien still follow on
Thy footsteps for to till.
We wish to warn these "wet" chris
tians (?) (hat we have lea 1 of a country
where tuxes are never paid, where fuel
and liie are abundant, hut water! water!
water . is the continual cry of the inhab
We have heard that keeping gambling
louses ntnl houses ol lll-Iaine is a proiit
able business. f money is to lie the ha
sis of reasoning in this matter, w hy not
et these "wet" christians ( ?) of Camden
tahlish one or two. Thev would per
haps increase the city's funds and maybi
the scholastic population, thus hriiigin;
more revenue to the public school !
Let every christian ni-in nr.! woman
bo reads this blush and say, shame on
such men wearing (be name ot v. hnst.
fe is too short, death is too sure, etern
it y is too long and hell is too hot for men
to speculate upon evils.
We, the undersigned, beg to decline to
serve as judges and clerk of the election
ordered by you for 1- nday, March 20th
We being in favor of a "dry" corporation
for Camden, and said election not provid
ing for such a vote, we deem it our duty
to our cause to refuse to participate in
any way in said election.
We also advise the friends to the cause
of temperance who are not in favor of the
open pr loon, to have nothing to do w ith
this election nor any other election that
does not fairly and squareb present the
issue of a corporation with w lanky or a
corporation without whisky.
T. J. Low RY.
A. G. McDaniel
J. A. Clement.
THOSE "WET" CHRISTIANS.
Editor The Chroniclk:
We are told that some of the citizens o:
Camden will vote for a "wet" corpora'
tion "because the country people want
it!" Now we are unwilling that the
country people be made the scapegoat
for the sins ol others. The good country
people do not want it. They would like
lo have a chance to strike it a death blow
Ere long they will begin to take their sen
timents into their business transactions
and before patronizing a business man
they will ask the question, Does he favor
Why Bhonld they not? Why shoul
good, honest farmers patronize and build
up business men who are voting to keep
an evil in their midst, and thereby drag
ging their sons to shame and disgrace
And again, it is said that the revenue
' received from the saloons have and will
benefit the public school. We wish to
lift our hats and give a loud hurrah for
any honest means of building up our
schools, but we will be allowed to ask
fihould intelligent men adopt the habits of
the lower creation? The spider devours
the fly, the bird the spider, the hawk the
bird, etc. But should one child be edu
cated at the expense of another' How
manv men spend the price of their chil
dren's schooling, yea, even their food and
..'Itwl.. if- ..',(.1,1 nnln in
CIOIUIU, lOi v mrn.y , it nuuiu jumi no lvj
l-tinw, W'r are for education first, last
fcnd all the time, but not at the expense
jf other children.
It is said again that prohibiting the sale
of lKpwr w ill not slop the evil ; that we
should "strike at the fountain," stop the
manufacture of Fpir',s- That is correct,
but those wio oiler that excuse to justify
the evil would be no more willing to stop
the manufacture than they now are to
fiton the sale. The evils of drink are too
well known to be justified ; men's habits
are too well fixed to be changed, hence
au excuse is necessary. Where is the
Jy virtue of an agreement signeil by
liator J.C. .Jackson and Kepresentativt
G. M. Leslie, we the undei si-'tied election
'ommissiohers of Benton County do here-
y call an election to be held on J-ridny
the L'Oth dav of March, VM, in the town
of Camden, Tenn., for the purpose of as
certaining the will of the voters of the
Corporation of the Town of Camden on
tiie question if Corporation" or "No
Corporation" of said town. Said election
w ill be held under the provisions of the
charter of said town and the agreement
of the said Jackson and Leslie.
And we hereby appoint the following
oflicers to hold said election : Oilicer, W
A. Lashlee; judges, J. A. Clement, T. J
Low ry ami 11. F. Stigall ; clerks, A. G
McUaniel and A. . Bow ies.
fNint election will open at i a. in. am
close at 4 p. in. of said day.
I . (i. HUDSON,
J. M. LASHLKK,
T. B. CANTKLLL.
THE SIGNED AGREEMENT.
Nashville, Tenn., March 14, llffi.
We, the undersigned, hereby agree to
have action in the senate on senate bil
No. 315 entitled "An act to repeal the
charter of the town of Camden, etc., de
ferred until the will of a majority of the
citizens and legal voters (under the char
ter of said tow n as it v.ow exists) shal
have been expressed at an election to be
held by the regular election commission
ers of the county and under the law gov
erning all regular elections in thisbtate
said election to be held not later than
March L'l, 1I03.
We further agree to be governed in our
actions as representatives with referenc
to said bill and all other matters whic
may hereafter come up before us affect
ing said corporation by the majority of
the voters as expressed at said election
The ballots in said election shall have
written or printed on them "For the Cor
poration or Against the Corporation,
and should a majority vote "For the
Corporation," we shall construe it to
mean for the corporation to remain as it is
We will not consider any man a lega
voter, in arriving at our conclusions, who
shall have acquired real estate in said
corporation within .50 days next preceoc
ing this election, if the ownership of this
real estate is the only qualification of his
citizenship. J. C. Jackson,
Senator twenty-sixth senatorial district
it. M. Leslie,
Representative twenty-first iloterial dis
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
Ths Kind Yea Have Always Bough
Signature of icjlS
X7ANTKI) Kvory foody to know that you don't
T have to sutler any longer with (haniilatcd
l-.yelius, bore Ryes, nor to have your eves water
itch, burn, smart, mini up, or w ild hair to pull,
because vou can cure yourself at. home with Dr.
I). (iAUl'KxKI.K'S KYK KKMKDY. No mat
ter how severe the case is, nor of how long stand
ing:, his remedy can and will cure you. It has
cured hundreds of others after doctors and other
remedies had failed. Write for a free sample;
it will sure convince you that you can and will be
euri-d; cost you nothing to give it, a trial. Ad
dress Dr. 1). (;AK1''INKI,K,G0'.i!2 North Summer
Street, Nashville, Tenn.
WANTED A trustworthy gentleman orlady
in eaell county to mannge business for an old es
tablished house of solid liiiaiieiul standing. A
straight, bona tide weekly salary of is.no paid by
cheek t'aeli Wednesday with ail expenses direct
from headquarters. Money advanced furexpen
ses. Manager, ;no Caxton Ituikling, Chicago.
FOR SALE A good second hand Cornet; in
strument as good as new. Will sell for half its
cost. Apply to J. V. TKAV1S, Camden, Tenn.
OUH job printing facilities are first-class, and
our specialty is good work. Estimates (and
samples where possible) will be furnished on ap
plication. Address TiiK Ciikomcle, Camden.
WANTED A trustworthy gentleman or lady
in each county to manage business for an old es
tablished house ef sold linancial standing. A
st might, bona tide weekly salary of fcis.oo paid by
cheek each Wednesday with all expenses direct
from headquarters. Money advanced forexpen
ses. Manager, 340 Caxton JUiihling, Chicago.
Tf AC.ISTltATE'H WARRANTS, Executions,
iI and State Warrants for sale at Til rCiikom
icXK ollice. Other bluuks pnutcd to order.
6 Mania Oonsiiiiilloo
O n 1 sJ 5
f Vs:on Total Pari Receipts of Cation frcs:s Scpicsxbcr let, HSD2, ia j
r,l-r ?s. 1023, lath luchtzliz. I
I CONTEST OPEKED JANUASl 20!i, 1003, CLOSES f.PSIL 20:11, IS33.
For tho cxct (or nearest to tho oxact) estimate of tho receipts c cotton nt aV United
titatos Ports from Septombor 1st, 1 902, to Hny 1st, I0 J3, boAi ir.cljsivo
Fcr tho next noarost ostlmato
For tho next noarost estimate
For tho 0 next noarost estimates SlOO.OOc.-sch
For tho 10 next nearest ostiTatos f 30CO end!
Fortho I O next nearest ostirratos $20 COoach
For tho 30 next nearost estimates SfO.OOeaih
For tho 1 00 next nearest estimates 55.00 cash
GnANO CONEOLATICN orFn.
For lii4rihtition nnioua: thoe estitnafOM (not tak ui? any of the nhove 1-VS r;zcs) c:inui; witliia
l,t;l)0 bales either way of tho exuet li;ure J, 530.00
Conditional Extra !rlaE -for Early Cuaot Cetimuto.
iSIhmiM the exact figure he tfiveii dtiriir? thw contc t we will ml I to tiie $2 ,"A).);), if the exact es-
timuie be received on or before February 2 nh, VM.i 2,503.00
Crand Total GIO, 000.00
Conditional Offaro for Early Exact Catlmoto.
S 1 .500.00
Should the exact estimate not he ntinn-cl on or hef r- Feb. -J'.h. hut be made on or before
March 10th, l'M, wo will add to the t2,i00.03 tir.t prize t
Should the exact estimate not be named on or ho to re Man h 1 Hh, but i-hould it come after
March 10th, and on or before Apiil 10th, VM, wo will add to the $2,500.10 hrt jti.o 1,000.00
Conditions of Senclino; Estimates in This Pert Receipts Contest.
1. Send 11.00 for The Weekly Constitution o-ne yenr ami with it ONK KSTIMATK in tho contest.
2. Send 5c for The fclunnv South one year anil with it ONK lOS'i'l MA i'K in the contest.
3. Send $1.2r for The Weekly Constitution and Sunny South both cue year and send TWO ESTIMATES in
the contest that is, one estimate for Tho Constitution und another for The Sunny South.
4. Send 50c for ONE ESTIMATE alone in the contest IK YOU DO NOT WANT A SliBSClUrTION. Such
a remittance merely nays for the rivileK of sending the estimate. If you wish to make a number of estimates
on this husis. you may send TilKKK Eh fj MATKS KOU EVEUY $1 forwarded at the same time estimates art!
sent If as many as ten estimates are re eived at the same time without nut.scriitio-ns. the sender may forward
tin m with only Jli.OO this sph ndiil diseount Ileitis offered for ten estimates in one order. A postal eard receipt
will be sent for Aid, ESTIMATES HIX'EI V El ) WITHOUT SI' I !SCU I I'TION'S. Where subscriptions are or
dered THIS AUI'.IV'AE til-' THE l'ATRH ITSEEK IS AN AC K KOWLlilXi EM ENT THAT VOUll ESTIMATE
HAS 3IEEN KECE1VED AND IS CARE!-'! ELY ItECOKUED
6. Tho money and the subscription and the estimate must come in tho same envelope every time. The es
timate, the money and the Subscript ion p together. THIS KEEK IS I'( iSITl YE.
C. Agents allowed an estimate in this contest on each yearly Kiitiscriplii n. doubled on Sunny South combina
tion orders. An aent sending estimates only may file as many iStiinates for himself as he may secure for his
customer. Send at once for agents' outfit.
7. In case of a tie upon any prize estimate the money will be njally divided.
Filo Your Hstimates Erlv. The advantage of nn early estimate i phown in tho extra
jirizcs ranging from f 2,o00 if an exact estimate be received on or before February liOth, 19d:t, to l,000 if re
ceived ou or before April 10th, 190.5. The extra bum otlered ctmditkmady for au exact estimate will be
added to the $2,500 First prize iu each case.
STATISTICS OP" fV F"l f 5Z YEARS:
V.'e cU- tx-lowStntlstlcn coveri-ig the nac t pcrio 1 of hi.f l ontpc t conipiiod by Secretary ITi-nry (J. IlcHlpr, of the New Orleans Cotton T.x
clmnfri!. These cover I roin Sepiembi-r 1st e ch ve ir, tlirou ; i M 1st of ;ne r Uowin j t- ir eov -nn' the exact mpc Iioii nt the -otton rear thnl
this c ntet inrlmh-R. We iso ttve in am tlif r e.ilunin the total number of foa.es in whole crop lor e.ich colti.n m-Hson. Tina is itiven only
for roinpari'on and no on, is to think that the present t-.mtesl covers the toUl cotion crop. It covers only the tot-kl Kecelpts of Coltou at uil
t nitt J Mutes Ports, fur the dates luentioucil m tUU contest.
SECRETARY HESTER'S FIGURES COVERING THE PERIOD OF THE CONTEST.
TOTAL POST RECEIPTS BALES ItM TOTAL CROP
From 1 t Sept. to Nt of .Hn?,
tut-luiYc, ol' fol.owiu year.
I or five Vrai-M, for ialorinntioa
. C.333.862 II. 1 99.994
7.993.451 I 1.274.840
6.843. 134 - .10.383.422
7.213, 179 10.680.680
Secretary Henry (1. Hester, of New Orleans Cottolt Exchange, will furnish the official figures to de
cide this contest. Mr. Hester is regarded as the of!icial btatisticiau throughout the cotton world.
Blank for Constitution and Sunny South with Tws Estimates.
I hereby subscribe to Tho Weekly Constitution and Sunny
South both one year and enclose $1.25 in payment.
If you wish ONLY The WEEKLY Constitution send fl.00
and only ONE estimate in tiie contest. If only the Sunny
South send 50c aud ONE estimate.
My two estimates for Port Receipts contest, per your cur
rent oilers, are:
On Total Port Re
ceipts September 1.
11)02, to May 1, 1003,
TWO ESTIMATES FOR THIS CONTEST.
Conditions of the Contest.
The condition precedent to sending estimates on the
Total Port Receipts of Cotton ist Sept., T907, to May
1st. both inclusive, is that each and tvery entry
of estimates must he accompanied by a year's sub
scription to The Weekly Constitution or The Sunny
South or thii remittance provided tor estimates with
out subscr'ptlons. They must be sent In the identi
cal envelope that brings the money that pays for the
estimates or the subscription. You cannot subscribe
now and send in your estimates afterwards.
In sending your estimate by an agent of The Con
stitution you make him your agent and not ours, In
forwarding your estimates, both as to the correctness
ot the figures as you intended them and the certainty
of the forw irding of them.
In m iking vour answer just state simply: "I esti
mate tlj Uital port receipts ist of September, 1002,
tliro'j;;!) May ist. nio?, bales. " Make your
fi'iuivs nlvi Wi- will record them as received every
dav, EXACTLY AS THI-Y LOOK AND WILL AL
LOW NO CHANCli WHATLVLR. If you want to
make estimates later, or if you want t repeat the.ts
timale you have nude, send other suliicriptions.
Address all orders to THE CONSTITUTION. Atlanta, Ga.
"Mi'iHt-TBif M irtiifr f1l'i'''f i''n1 '-'f-iy. ;""fj-''y'fi tnrTM"rrif'j"-i lnlfiih?rti irif '''v"towtou !'
LET US HKI.P YOU FINO A UOM1S IN
Along the Cotton Belt Route, where
land can he hought for $2, $15, $5 an acre
up cut-over timber lands that affords
good range for live stock; rich hottom
lands for corn, wheat oats, cotton ; up
lands for fruits and vegetables peaches,
pears, plums, strawherries, tomatoes, po
tatoes, onions, melons finding good mar
kets at fancy prices in the north on ac
count of excellent qualities and marketing
ahead of other sections. A land where
living is cheap lumber at $7 to $8 per
thousand, fuel for the cutting, range for
the stock nearly the year round, garden
truck for the table from March to Decem
ber. The farmer who pays high rent in
the North, or tills worn out soil in the
East, is missing some of the best things
of life by not securing a home in the
Write for copies of our "Homes in the
Southwest," "Glimpses of Southeast Mis
souri, Arkansas and Northwest Louisi
ana," "Through Texas With a Camera,"
"Fortunes in Growing Fruits and Vege
tables," "List of Real Estate Agents
Along the Cotton Belt," "Developing the
St. Francis Country," "The Diversilier,"
a fruit and truck growers' journal.
On first and third Tuesdays of March
and April the Cotton Belt Route will sell
one-way tickets from St. Louis, Thebes,
Cairo and Memphis, to points in Arkan
sas, Louisiana and Texas, at half the one
way rate plus $2, or round trip tickets at
one fare for the round trip plus $2.
For full information, address
E. W. LaBeaume,
General Tassenger and Ticket Agent,
St. Louis, Mo.
CHANCERY SALE OF LAND.
In obedience to a decree of the Chancery Court
at Camden, Tenn., made iu the cause of "V. F.
Harrison vs. II. lloberts et als., I will on
Monday, the 6th Day of April, 1003. .
at the east door of the court-house iu the town of
Camden offer for sale to the highest bidder the
one-half undivided interest of II. Uoherts and
wife, 1). I. Roberts, and the life interest of Ma
rion Jones in a tract of land described as foil ows :
Situated, lying and being in the second civil dis
trict ol llenton County, State of Tennessee, and
known as the Flowers old mill track bounded as
follows, towit: neginning at a stake with post
oak, black oak and dogwood pointers, the north
east coiner of an entry iu the name of Samuel
Oxford for 150 acres; thence east 'JO poles to a
post oak; thence south 2 poles to a stake, post
oak pointers, the southwest, corner of Alton!
Harris 200 acre tract; thence east US poles to a
sugar tree, Harris' southeast corner; thence
south 11 degrees east 22 poles to a sngar tree;
thence-west 37 poles to a hickory; thence south
52 poles to a stake, birch anil elm pointers;
thence east G2 poles to a stake, two white oak
pointers; thence south IC'J poles to a blaekgutn;
thence west "4 poles to a hickory; thence south
72 poles to a maple; thence west OS poles to a su
gar tree; thence north 101 poles to a black oak;
thence east 1:1 poles to a white oak; thence north
70 poles to the beginning, containing 214 acres,
including ana excluding a traet ot t4 acres sold
to Jaim-s Harrison, a tract of 20 acres sold to
John Oxford, and a tract of 15 acres (more or
less) sold to A. T. Jones.
TEKM4 OF SALE.
Said land will he sold upon a credit of 7 months
in bar ot the eipnty of redemption. The pur
chaser will be required to execute note bearing
interest from date of sale for the purchase mon
ey with approved porson.u aecurity ttcrcou aud
alien will bo retained ou said land as further s-
This March 9, 1903.
A. (5. McDANIEL,
S. L. PKKT.rcit, Clerk and Master.
Solicitor for complainant.
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Has something of interest for every member''
of the household.
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Spirit of the l'res. Etc,
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