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ntlDAY, M A1ICII '27, 11)0:5.
GET IN THE BAND WAGON.
The corporation question comes
to n vote tomorrow. Accord in"; to
the ngicrinont signed by our rep
resentatives in tlie general nssein
1 1 y last week, this plan H'eins to
lio satisfactory to nil concerned.
AVe hope that the election will be
conducted without as much bitter
ness and ill-feeling as is sometimes
engendered in these elections. We
have been taught from our earliest
childhood that the whisky traffic is
the greatest evil that afllicts man
kind in this or any other country;
still, we recognize the fact that
there are men clever and kind
hearted through defective early
training and nssqeiation or from
looking at things from the wrong
standpoint have engaged in or are
in sympathy with this business,
While it is truo that the, viewpoints
are wide apart, still not so wide
but what honest differences of
opinion can be tolerated to that
extent that each party should stu
diously avoid personalities. And
while we would urge unrelenting
war on the unhallowed business,
we have no unkind feelings for any
one who may differ from us, and
hope that all men engaged in sell
ing whisky may find investments
more beneficial to the community
and more remunerative to them
' Tite Martin Mail says that more
than three-fourths of the business
men of Martin have signed a cer
tificate stating that the removal of
the saloons had improved the bus
ines3 of the town in every way
"Taking whisky out of Martin
has made Martin one of the mos
progressive towns in this part of
the State. Our merchants are sell-
intr more goods than they ever soh
and trade has increased fully 25
percent or more and collections are
in proportion to the trade.
would not have whisky back if we
could get it. Our population has
increased 15 percent since we go
rid of whisky and the increase has
been of the best citizens the coun
tv has. Taking whisky out of Mar
tin has made Martin, and if the
other towns would abolish the sa
loons they would have wide-awake
progressive towns like Martin.
March 21, 1903
To Whom it May Concern:
I suffered intense pain day anil
nij'ht from a cut in the eyeball
which destroyed the sight 1 was
treated by two doctors for three
months, but they did me no good
Mv evea gradually grew worse
They said the eye would have to
be taken out and that probably
would lose the sight of the other
I tried'one'small bottle of Dr. D
Garfinkle's- Remedy,' and in two
works my injured eye was entirely
well and the sight in my other eye
was as good as ever. 1 would ac
vise all suffering with their eyes to
write or see Dr. D. Garfinkle.
I am, gratefully yours,
TnE Citeonicle wants an active
correspondent in every locality in
Benton County. Write to us for
circular letter of instructions, etc,
Wo want the news of the county
Tite Citroxicle and the weekly
Memphis Commercial Appeal, l
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION,
I'to Timi if tho iiiti'tiii at ri.ihvoo'ls
A pi it 1 mi, I I):
Tin i:iy MmiNT vi; 10 nVf o k.
1 1' ut iulial cxi-niiis, 'I'. W. l';il!'iril.
W elri'iiii' n.!'lli'-(. S II. I'iut'kwt'll,
1 i l t .IM I (.'..! "Illiwi ill .
VI;.lt mv tin' til.j rli nf Hit' ('ntintv
Silinl.iV Si! I I'l'll ('lit iuli '.' (iiulf ).
l',.ii 1, 111:111 iiimI .1. M I'li kt'i.s
What has I'i'i n iiciiiiiiili-licil I v Un'
ri'tt'n ('niiiilv S 1 1 1 1 1 1 a v Si'ImmiI Cuiivi'ii
Inin? I I! Mi-Wyia, II A Caraway, K.
i:. 'I'li.iiT it 1 1 1 1 ; l, a. i.iihUc) .
U t iliitimi, Zul. 1 Pickens.
lii'Vi'li'Uinl cxi'MMM', 1 v .1 N. I'.iniicr.
I iiiw in.'iii!!;'!' 11 1 v TMinna v cimih ; 1 1 n 1 1 -
I'll ll V .1 . I'". 1' iVVllv llll'l L'i'lli'l.ll llisi'llSMllll
llV "111 t'l illtl Hilt-lit III VM lit.
WI1..I lire the iiiiist inipiit;iil factors in
iiiiicr In In iic' tin' Sun 'lav school Hclinl.ir
1 CIiim V Newt Mdii'ii, ). A. Lllcv Mini
V. NiimIcv. ( icin ial (lisciision.
1 1 v llie Inline 111:1 V ln'lii tin' Sunday
Inn I, I.. A. Wyalt, C. S. Puunluii,
incr if k iiinl I n nrv 1 an ar.
lbvv mav we induce Sunday Sri
liulars to nttcn.l regularly? Mrs
.M. Ilrvant lunl S. L. JVclcr.
Pet ilatii'ii, I)ickie SI ii pp.
l'l:il) AY MoltMNlt 10 !' l.'K'K.
1 ii'Vutiuii'tl oxciciHcs, 1 iv J. C. 11 os.
Soini' con 1 1 1 if n mistakes in the Siunlav
Sclniiil, A. '. Powles, V. 1). Cdnper ami
(i. L. A. I.llnlst'V.
riif cliililren's place- in Sninlay Seliool,
W. 11. lluimir, li. F. '.roMi ami J. M,
Sliould temperance be taimlit in the
Siunlav Sclniiil; if ho, what is tlie best
iiietbii.lV Pay Pulnml, U. L. Akein,J.(J.
Koh ami H. A. Potts.
Object of tliillr'ijH day; how jret tin
greatest nood from it ; (irorj.'n (). J.acli-
man, A. (1. Mclaiiiel, John 1. Lash lee
ind J. A. (lenient.
Aiiiiointnient ol coininiueeH, coilec-
Pecitation, Ollie Tresson.
lovotional pxereise, by J. A. Clement
lleports of committees, selection of a
lace for next meeting, etc
The importance of iiivins ln Snmbiv
School, Mrs. W. II. Pushing, G. W. K
Hertin and S. II. Llaekman.
Which ia the most important class in
Sunday School?.!. W. Lnter, Collins Paf-
rd, W. M. Cnll'and Mel). Nt'ul.
Committee on entertainment, Thomas
Pallord, W. xM. Culi and Newt Melton
Let those w ho ivel an interest in the fu
ture of our boys and girls and desire to
promote the cause of christian education
m our county lend a helping hand. J
present at the convention and ready to
o your part. I'. L. McLi.yea,
W. I). Cooern, President
CONSOLIDATE THE DISTRICTS.
As I have been thinking of the pros and
cons in the consolidation of the civil and
country school districts, and as the first
ray of light has appeared in the eastern
part of our State, I could not forego the
opportunity of giving it my hearty sup-
port. Ana pernapsyon w in want to Know
who I am that "Dares to beard the lion
in ins den, me nougias in ins nan." as
I haye no fear of my identity, I will veil-
hire to give yon a part of my history : I
was horn in lho-i, reared in ttiree 01 the
New England States, emigrated in 1So7
to Sioux City, la., and remained in tho
iorinwesien: country as citizen anu soi-
dier till December, lSliS, w hen I set foot
on Tennessee soil and have remained
here ever since, with the exception of one
year spent in St. Louis, Mo. And in all
of my travels and wanderings I have nev-
er lound any place mat suited me any
better than my home in Tennessee, with
a mild climate, where we can raise every-
thing tomake Iifeenjovable. And a more
hospitable, charitable, generous and sym-
pathetic people than those of Tennessee I don't know whether the "wet chris
would be hard to find. tians" of this town are fly, spider, bird
What is the matter with us now that we
are so far behind in educational, industrial
and good roads improvement r. It seems
to me to oe a piain question, anu my an-
sweris: We are too much congested in,
the civil divisions of our State, and the
men that it takes to ollicer them, make-
such a large army that if our State was
threat emeu wan invasion, it our governor
couiucan out an iiujomcersanu line mem
11 I II il - ! II- .1
up on our borders, he could defy all com-
era without the aid ot volunteers.
An J now what is to be done? As some
of our friends of economical government
have set the pace in Last lennessee and
our honorable governor, for whom I voted
and one which I have no regrets to ofler,
i 1 1 . t. 1 1 i
nas given ins ummon uuii, mere uiigut 10
be a consolidation of civil and country
school districts, and the lion. Jere Baxter
who has demanded an open-door policy
oi me transportation traue oi our ctate,
has also allied himself with the cause of
education, 1 say that when we have such
men as these in the saddle, I have no
fears for the outcome.
Whatis our condition today? We have
-rj.Uou square miles ot territory, no coun-
ties, averaging 43S 1-4S square miles to
the county. iow n we compare these to
the more lately admitted States of the un-
ion, where they have been surveyed be-
fore settlement, where the counties range
from J 6 to .A- townships, and each town-
ship contains 3(5 square miles, we find
that ii our State were laid oft into coun-
ties of ,,b townships each, we would have
but .'!.") in the State, containing just 1,206
square miles each, and tho State would
contain 1,1118 civil districts, and 4 schools
to the district of 9 Bquare miles each
would give us 4,0(2 schools.
1 am a citizen of benton County and
knowsomethiugof the affairs that concern
us. It has nearly 4U(J square miles and
coniains lucnn uiM.nui3 aim it scnoois.
1 : i,i ..:..:i ,i:-i.:i 1 t i
I don't think any country school district
shomu contain less man 'J square miles,
and no civil district less than 30. If we
adopt this plan of consolidation, I think
we will have revenue to lengthen out onr
schoo'.s and improve onr roads, which
things are Ludly need. Eut tL way
the matter M.iinh m-w, ,,. n wiim- i.i ft'-
l ben lie H le.n iics the 1 ill pi " clue lit
1 lo W Id th is run' 1! i. bit ii ni to I ie 11 c
idicd when Wu hiye ft lU the
and county t !'i . 1 1 and the m lioul
1 1 .
tl'ai liel.sci'llilillie'l r i opji 'h.' lis, ami lliey
an many ? I don't we hut one wav, and
that is to make il an is-ue un l out V"ie
I hem. M.i be we ran do thai if u e dnii'i
put it elf bio Ion!.'. Put if rtc si ill I iil' I lo
he oh! W.iV of lining bll.siiies.-4 III renin's
see, th'ie Will be InauV 11 ptUate who
will ilinp oul of the rinks a ml hunt ether
i : . 1 . l :
(I Di 1 lliol i (i iliuei I .'.! c 1 1 1 II if-,
i'c iiii' vi IV lilinh like the ( e!eb; iite-l
Halieluj ill Inrd w hn Ii wades in Hie w atet
lefts Up to his knees aild then backs
Ollt. liV heiloes It, (i"ii olilV knows.
Put my belief is that if we Inake the
t 1.1 . II
changes, jini ue n ivi i nineni win cmi
clll li" lo let the colored peelile V o k out
their own salvaiioii, we w i.i have peace
uid pro 'iv-.s in this f or lau l i f miis.
.Il.K'.MK II. Ill IIMI.N.
Caind 'U, Teen , Mulch b
os nil': I'oiii'oaA i ion.
I'llitoi- TlIK ClMtoNM I K:
I hope you will i;ive me space to reply
to some articles of recent dale aim to tlie
asi ersioiis hurled at some of the citizens
of tliis tow ii. throii'.'li tbe columns of voiir
paper. 1 desire to say to tlie Missionary
(hove coi respondent, that Mr. Lc.,li,.'
record on temoerance matters ran in.-t he
justly criticised by any temperaiico man
m the State, lie has Voted for every
temperance measure that has been before
As to tho corporation of Camden, lie
defined his position clearly and in unmis
takable lanmia'e in a public speech here
at the court-house before lie was noiionat
ed, ami those who know George Leslie
knew he would do what ho said he would
do. He is a JH-mocrat, and said he be
lieved in the majority ruling, and what
ever the majority of the people of Camden
wanted, with reference to said corpora
tion, he would advocate, and the charge
that "he has more regard for 10 men here
than the cood women, etc.," is uniust.
and comes w ith poor grace, even from an
enemy. Mr. Leslie does nave regard fur
hia word where is the honorable man
who does not? and all good men and
women everywhere respect honesty and
integrity. No friend of Leslie will ask
him to disregard his word neither will
an honorable foe.
Now to the article in last week's issue
from the Jhient pen of my friend. Bertram
Sarrett. In the lirst place there is not a
man in this town who will, as he says,
vote wet because the country people
want it. lliey have better reasons, and
those who ere so anxious to "have a
chance to strike a death blow" at the
corporation here, know but very little, if
anything, about the true conditions as
they exist here. People honestly differ,
and it ia not, in my opinion, a christian
spirit to impugn corrupt motives, I am
sure Mr. Sarrett meant what he said
about education, and is in favor of it. I
don't know iust w hat 1 e means bv men
adoiUniir the "habits of the ower crea.
tion." He boldly asserts that the snider
devours the fly, the bird the spider and
the haw k the bird, throws down the
gauntlet and triumphantly asks "Should
one child be educated at the expense of
another?" thus pioving that the spider
devours or subsists on ttieliv
I accept the challenge and take np the
gauntlet, bliould one child be educate
at the expense of another? I say, yes
This is the very essence of our public
school system the pride of Tennessee.
This is the way our public school system
is kept up. The parents of 25 percent of
the school children ot lienton Uounty pay
75 percent of the taxes. This is educat-
ing one child at tho expense of another,
This is upon the spider-fly-bird-hawk
theory. It is the law of God himself that
one should subsist upon the other, am
my mend knows that according to Cod's
law, with which he is familiar, and sci-
ence nothing not even an atom is lost.
Hence the old saying "one man's loss is
another s gain
or haw k christians, but I do know tha
the christians of this town of all churches
are divided on this question, as they are
f on most an questions, and they are equal
ly honest in their convictions. Somebe-
heve that a man can get to heaven dry
while others believe that he will have to
be "ducked" and made wet before he can
ever enter the pearly gates. And thev
I .1 ....
are honest anout it, too.
If people diflbr about how to reach their
heavenly homo and the divine law rov
erninrr the same, thev certainly will dif-
fer about a home here on earth and laws
made by man governing the same. These
christians have read that book w hich
speaks of a country without "taxes." am
l . i r t'.i . i r
tney nnu in mat same nooit a warning to
hypocrites, and if they believe it is to
their best interest and to their commun
ity to vote wet, they would be hypocrites
not to do so.
Mr. Lditor, I noticed another article in
your paper some days ago about "What
Christ would do if he came to Camden
etc." Now all this unsolicited advice
from the outside and from the pens of
people who are honest, but not acquaint
ed with conditions as they are, reminds
me very much of our Northern friends ad
vising the people of the South on the ne
gro question. They are not acquainted
with the conditions, and the most of them
change their views when thev comeSout
and acquaint themselves with the true
conditions. Doubtless Teddy would not
have made his Booker Washington mis
take if he had known the true conditions
If Christ were to come to Camden, or any
one else, he would find that Camden has
the best streets, the best business and the
best school it has ever had; he would find
as good order, good morals, that his min
isters were paid better, fewer cases on the
criminal docket, fewer prisoners in iai
I 1 ii.i ii.. i - ,
i aim iuiu uie taxpayers were pa'inr less
cost than ever before in the history of the
Some men won't let well enough alone
Are never quiet, content or still ;
Others cay amen, but dare not "follow
"TLeii footsteps for to fill."'
f4 '- i
Tlie iviinl Von il;i .Mw.ns
tun; ol ;h;is. II. I Ii tclicr, jihd i
lKTsonal mi;m i isio'i for" Dior l',(
to l(M'imi on in Ibis'. ( o'ltiti i
is-;'oo,l" ;irr li'if I';k
it' CliiUlri ii lAi-ori'.
ytilScitL lb LMv3 i Ut uili
C!;itoria U :i Ji::n,l,s Mi's1i(ul.
jxorio. Drops; -uul ti'ot!iii:'.r ('.jri'is,
couLiiiiH jicitlior Ojdiuii, loci.iii.i.
Mihsdnncf. li s is its xiraiitiv
S'inl all.ij'H l'Vv'ri-.!in ss. it euro
('olio. Itroliovos rroIiinr Tior.bb
and I'latuh nov. It asimi!ato.s J,!i
.Stoinai Ii and Unwols, ,iiii";
Tho Chihlicn'.s lm;u.' -u-'i l.o
Tlie Kind You to Always Bouglil
Use For Over 30 Years.
Tht MNTAUII CCMP5NY. TT MURRAY STHtCT, (HtVT VOIK CITY.
AVe will si'tth' this i let tion ainongoni-
elves now in a day or two and weraa 10
it without, niiv tiui.siii,' assistance.
D (i. IU-nsoy.
let is nn.r voir find a home in
xii k sou l u u i:st.
Along the Cotton I'.i-ll Uoiite, wher
and can be bought fur .f"J, .;!, an urn'
ni) cut-over timber lands that alnnds
good range for live stock; rich bottom
land? for corn, wheat oats, cotton; up
lands for fruits and vegetables -peaches,
pears, plums, stra-wbe.rries, tomatoes, po-
itoes, onions, melons finding uood mar
kets at fancy prices in the north on ac
count of excel lent qualities and maiketing
aiiead of other sections. A land where
living is cheat) lumber at $7 to tfH'per
thousand, fuel for the cutting, range for
the stock neanv the year rcand, garden
truck for the table from March tolecem-
ber. Tlie 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 conies of our "Homes in the
Southwest," "Glimpses of Southeast M is-
souri, Arkansas and JNortlivvest Louisi
ana," "Through Texas With a Camera,"
"Fortunes in Growing Fruits and Vege
tables," "List of Ileal Instate Agents
Along the Cotton Belt," "Developing the
Ht. Francis Country," "The Diversilier,"
a fruit and truck growers' j -urnal.
Un lirst 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 or round trip tickets at
one fare for the round trip plus if 2.
for full information, address
K. W. LaHbadme,
General Fassenger and Ticket Agent,
St. Louis, Mo.
CHANCERY SALE OF LAND.
In obedience to a dceiveof tlie Chancery Court
at Camden, Teun., made in Hie cause of W. V.
Harrison vs. 11. Roberts ct als.. I will on
Monday, the 6th Day of April, 1903,
at tlie east door ol the court-house in the town of
Camden offer lor sale to the highest bidder the
one-halt undivided interest ot XI. Koburts and
wile, 1). L. Huberts, and the life interest of Ma
rion Jones In a trivet of land described as follows :
Situated, lyins and being in the second civil dis
trict ol Benton County, State of Tennessee, and
known as the Flowers old mill track bounded as
lollows, towit: IJeginnins at a ftake with post
oaK, oiacicoaK ana aogwood pointers, the north- I
east, corner ot an entry In the name of Samuel
Oxford for 150 acres; thence east 20 poles to a
post oak; thence south 2 poles to a stake, post
oak pointers, the southwest corner ot AU'ord
Harris' 2K acre tract; thence east lis poles to a
sugar tree, Harris' southeast corner: thence
south 11 degrees east 22 poles to a sugar tree;
thence west 37 poles to a hickory; thence south
B2 poles to a stake, birch and elm pointers;
thence east C2 poles to a stake, two white oak
pointers; thence south 10'J poles to a blacksuni ;
thence west 74 poles to a hickory; thence south
72 poles to a maple; thence west i)S poles to a su-
irar tree; thence north UH poles to a black oak ;
thence, east 13 poles to a white oak ; thence north
70 poles to tlie l)cj;iniiii), containing 211 acres,
Including and excluding a tract of Gi acres sold
to James Harrison, a tract ot 20 acres sold to
John Oxford, and a tract ot 15 acres (more or
less) sold to A. T. Jones.
TICKMfl OF SALE.
Said land will be sold upon a credit of 7 months
in bar of the equity of redemption. The pur
chaser will be required to exeeut note braving
Interest from date of sale for tho purchase mon
ey with approved personal security thereon and
alien will be retained on said land as further se
curity. This March 9, 1903.
A. C. McDAMKL.
S. L. .I'KKLEll,
Clerk and Master.
Solicitor for complainant.
XTASTKO Kverybody to know that ou don't
have to suiVi-r unv longer with (iranulated
Kyeliii. src Kvs, nor to have vour eves water,
itch, burn, smart, itiini up, or wild hair to pull,
because you ran cine yourself at lioine with Hi .
1). OAKlTNKI.K'S EYE HE.Ml.DV. No mat
ter how severe the case is, nor ol how long sland
ing, bis remedy ran and will cure von It has
cured hundreds of others after doctors and other
remedies had failed. Write f.u a free sample;
it will sure convince you that you can and will lie
cured; cost you nothirir to i'p jt a trial. Ad
dress Dr. 1). (iAKEI.KI.i;,ow! , North summer
fetreet, Nashville. Twui.
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Hail oi'.s l i iot d.
il jus oii-.-M -..f if rtng.yfti .nf n -
Lnst yt ar wore very
!; )oil and profits fair
wesiicceoil i -tl in mali-
inijj Irion monoy on
thrt o,U''ri bllsiuCKS.
Koalizini; that wo
owo tLi.s success to
THE LIBERAL PATRONAGE
oC our customers, wo
have deciuVil to isliow
our upinvciutiou of
tho sanio by giving
then tho benelit of
We will place on sale
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES
our entire stock c?
Men's, 33oyd' anil .
A lot of
SHOES, HATS, SHIRTS,
and other seasonable
Come and see us if
you waut bargains.
With many thanks
for past favors, we re
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GREAT SLAUGTHEP. OF PRICES-
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