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VOL. XXVI II. NO. 7.
FEBRUARY 12. 1904.
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PERSONAL AND LOCAL NEWS,
Gns Tolty iinfl been ou the sick
list for several days.
Biul Fry of Coxbw rg wns ii the
city a eliovt while Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. D. 11 Thomas vis.
i.ted at Nashville Wednesday.
Hon. George M. Leslie of Hol-
laday was in the city yesterday.
A. W. Pressou returned Friday
from an extended trip in Alabama.
apt. Leon Caraway of Dig San
dy spent a few days here this week.
V The case of Cephus Harris was
continued Friday to next Thurs
day. B. F. Brown went to Whiteville
. yesterday, to be absent for a few
S. L. Peeler was called to Big
Sandy Saturday on professional
Gravel is badly needed oa some
of the streets, and especially, on
J. D. Center of Humboldt, can
didate for railroad commissioner,
was here Monday.
O. C. Hudson left last week for
Oklahoma, where he will probably
spend a few weeks.
The' grand jury was dismissed
yesterday afternoon. Twelve true
bills were, returned.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Bateman of
McKenzie were guests of Lon A.
Wyatt and family Monday.
H. H. Anderson has bought an
interest in the business of W. D.
Some in South Camden.
Thomas Pettyjohn and son, Mike
Pettyjohn, have gone to the Indian
Territory, to visit relatives.
Mrs. M. J. Hamer has returned
from McCrorry, Ark, where she
has been spending several months
Negola Naifeh, who has been
spending a few months in Obion
arid the adjoining counties, has re
turned to Camden.
Miss Robbie Fryar and little
sister, who have been spending a
few weeks here with relatives, re
turned to their home in Henry
Hon. John T. Peeler of Hunt
ingdon, Hon. J. A. Clement of
Dickson and Hon. J. W. Lewis, T.
C. Eye and W. W. Farabough of
Paris have been" attending court
here this week.
Monday was mule day in town.
There were all colors, sizes ana
conditions of mules exhibited on
court square, and some of the best'
mules in the county changed hands
daring the day.
G. W. Dotson of Dickson has
boughtiout Claude Hudson & Co.
The deal was concluded the latter
part of last week. Joe J. Weath
erly and Robert L. Phillips have
charge of the business.
Alma Fry and daughter, Miss
Ada, of Coxburg were called to
Jackson last Saturday by the seri
ous illness of Mr. Fry's daughter,
Miss Verna, who is sick with the
measles. She is some better.
W. F. Harrison of Holladay re
turned last week from Hot Springs,
Ark., where he has been spending
few months-for the benefit of his
health. He is much better, and
will return to the springs in a few
One of the largest crowds in
years was in town Monday. The
day was bright and cool; and the
crowd was orderly. A" few "old
soaks" showed that they had been
sampling a jag, but they were not
Lew T. Francisco has sold his
stock of groceries to W. A. Steele
The deal was consummated last
Friday, and Mr. Francisco has en
gaged in the drayage business.
Arrangements are being made
by the Camden Telephone Ex
change Company to put in a new
and larger switch board. This has
btjen made necessary to meet the
increased demand on the service.
County Clerk W. D. Cooper has
issued marriage licenses to James
Swart and Ida Prince, John Mor
rison and Mary Smith, E. D. Hat-
ley and Pearl Price, G. W. Bomar
and Delia Caplinger, Virgil For
est and Dollie French.
Fire Tuesday morning destroy
ed the home of Mrs. Nettie Gibson
in South Camden. Mrs. Gibson
went to one of her neighbors and
left a fire in one of the rooms, and
before she returned the house was
in flames. Only a few articles of
bedding were saved. The house
and furniture were fully insured.
The grand jury this week is as
follows: J; B. Bowles, foreman,
J. II. Harper, clerk, J. L. Moore,
W. H. Mclllwain, W. R. Kee, E.
J. Hartley, W. F. Qnillen, W. J.
Gearheiser, J. L. Browning, A. J.
Goodman, B. F. Akers, J. C. "War
rick, J. S. Walker. Gk W. Brown,
officer. Th political complexion
stands 12 Democrats, 1 Republi
can ;G are Methodist, 6 Baptist and
1 Cumberland Presbyterian.
"Wayne Rye, a former citizen of
Camden, died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. J. E. Yarbrough,.
at 800 South Addison Avenue,
Nashville, last Sunday morning.
His remains were brought here
Monday and buried by the side of
his wife in Camden Cemetery.
Funeral services were held at the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
conducted by Rev. J. M. Pickens.
The best years of Mr. Rye's life
were spent here in Camden, where
he was well known and esteemed
by old and young. Mr. Rye was
engaged in the mercantile busi
ness here for a number of years.
He held the office of county regis
ter at one time, and was postmas
ter at Camden under President
Cleveland's- last administration.
He was a consistent member of the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church,
and a moral high-toned gentleman.
If there is anything trite in the re
mark that he was a man whom
young men would do well to imi
tate, it is one of those truisms
which can not be repeated too oft
en, and which is-lent a fresh and
radiant meaning by the review of
his life. Mr. Rye was 82 years of
ag6j.and is survived by five chil
dren, Miss Mattie Rye and John
W. Rye of Mayfield, Ky., Tom C.
Rye of Paris, W. J. Rye of Padu
cah, Ky., and Mrs. J. E. Yarbrough
of Nashville, all of whom were here
at the funeral and burial. The
Chronicle joins in extending con
dolence to the bereaved.
FROM HUST VILLAGE.
Tie hacking and log hauling are
on a boom.
J. B. Chester has moved to this
Don't lose sight of the fact that
Hust "Village is en a boom.
Nice, cool weather prevails, and
hog and hominy, are plentiful.
Quite a number of our citizens
are attending courv at Camden.
Judging from the long silence,
the Whitleyville correspondent is
sojourning in the land of the dead.
IIcst Village, February 9.
After May 1, next, St. Louis will
be the Mecca of American spend
The postoffice department Sat
urday announced that all rural
free delivery carriers will have a
holiday February -22, Washing
ton's birthday anniversary.
The Clarksville tobacco board of
trade has adopted a resolution fa
voring the Gaines tobacco bill now
pending in Congress, seeking tore
move the war tax on tobacco.
The general committee of the
Confederate veterans' reunion to
be held at Nashville this year, met
at Nashville Friday and selected
September 13, 14 and 15 as the
dates for the reunion.
For the first time in a number
of years our county jail holds no
lawbreakers, and the .town cala
boose has been idle for some time.
Benton County is out of debt and
has money in her treasury.
The Republican State executive
committee has selected April 7 as
the time for holding the State Re
publican convention. The con
vention will be held at Nashville.
County conventions to select del
egates will be held March 26.
The town of Humboldt is in the
midst of the greatest affliction of
measles, mumps, whooping cough
and chickeupox ever known in the
history of the town. There are
over 200 cases. The schools are
running with less than about half
the regular attendance.
The State convention, recently
called by the State Democratic
Executive Committee, will meet at
Nashville May 25. The conven
tion will nominate candidates for
State officers and select delegates
to the national convention to be
held in St. Louis in J uly.
The jurisprudence committee of
the Tennessee grand lodge of Ma
sons, in session at Nashville week
before last, sustained the grand
master's ruling on edict 61. The
grand master's ruling excluded
from Masonry not only wholesale
liquor dealers, but their clerks and
office employes. The ruling was
sustained by a vote of 20 to 1.
At the October term of the Giles
County circuit court the grand jury
indicted nearly every tobacco deal
er in Pulaski for giving away cig
arrette papers. At the term of
court this week most of the.dealers
submitted their cases and were let
off on payment of costs. The in
dictments were a decided jolt to
the Pulaski dealers, and cigarette
papers are doubtless scarce and
hard to get.
The measles are increasing in
this community. k
Miss Flora Melton is at home
to see friends and relatives.
Talmage and Sam Melton visit
ed here Saturday and Sunday.
Some of your correspondents
have been silent too long. Wake
up! We want to hear from you.
Miss Mollie Pierpont has found
an article that some child has lost.
She says it looks like Old Santa,
and the words "Lovely Jim" are
engraved upon it.
Whitleyville, February 9.
Wanted To sell or exchange
valuable property in Camden for
farming land. Apply to C. V.
Hawley, Camden,, Tenii..
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The Kind You Ilavo Always
ture of Chas. II. Fletcher, and has been made under his
personal supervision for over HO years. Allow no ono
to deceive you in this. Counterfeits, Imitations and
, Just-as-jrood" are but Experiments, and endanger tho
health of Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. J t destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Dowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea--The Mother's Friend.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
THE CENTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY STREET, NEW YORK CITY.
At a meeting of the town council
Monday evening Mr. Myers, a rep
resentative of the Cumberland Tel
ephone and Telegraph Company,
was in the city and went before
the board. Formal application
was made for a franchise to put in
a telephone exchange.
This application for a franchise
by the Cumberland company has
been repeated at intervals for the
past four or five 'years, and each
time the application has been re
jected. When Mr. Myers went
before the council Monda)' even
ing and renewed the application
for a franchise, the council, by a
unanimous vote, refused to grant
the franchise. Mr. Myers left for
Nashville in a bad frame of mind.
The Cumberland company has
had a box at Camden for several
years. iy way or retaliation ana
to show ths spirit which animates
them, they removed the box and
The record of the company, is
too well known here to need fur
ther comment, but the above act
merely illustrates one of the ways
and means the Cumberland people
have of showing their smallness.
It is just such acts and their noto
rious disregard for the rights of
others that has brought the com
pany into disrepute here as well
Camden can get along'without
the connection. The service has
been unsatisfactory, and even ag
gravating at times, and the Cum
berland people can not expect the
citizens of Camden to look with
favor upon the granting of such a
franchise when their service here
has been so notoriously bad.
The remains of . Mrs. Florence
Melton, wife of Curtis Melton of
Mound City, 111., were brought to
this county and given burial at
Bethlehem Cemetery Wednesday.
Rev. J. M. Pickens conducted the
burial services. Mrs. Melton died
at her home in Illinois Monday.
She was the daughter of Lowry
Holland of Evar and was a most
estimable lady. Besides her hus
band she leaves two children, one
an infant of only a few weeks. We
extend sympathy to the bereaved
husband and relatives.
When in need of nice stationery,
send ns your orders.
3 I 'A
Bousrht lias borne the signa
Circuit court convened Monday
and adjourned yesterday after
noon. The following cass were
Eliza Woodall vs. John Wood
all; divorce granted.
G. M. Leslie vs. J. T. Camp et
als.; judgment for complainant for
Negola Naifeh ; ex parte citizen
A. E. Vickrey vs. C. A. King, J.
M. Barton, Joe Box, J. W. White
and H. C. Mclllwain; judgment
for plaintiff for $80 and cost; mo
tion for a new trial, and the same
was allowed to C. A. King only.
The Zone Oil Co. vs. James II.
Hudson; judgment for defendant
for cost of suit.
National Fertilizer Co. va Cain
W. S. Iolan vs. Eugene Wyly;
judgment against plaintiff for all
L. It. Watson vs Ben Barnett,
motion to condemn land for debt;'
land condemned and sale ordered.
Sara F. King vs. J. W. King, di
vorce; case compromised and the
plaintiff taxed with the cost.
T. H. Burkett vs. Mary A. Bur
kett; divorce granted.
State vs. Edgar Brewer, carry
ing pistol; nolle prosequied, the
defendant paying cost as on con
viction. State vs. T. W. Redick, assault;
fined $10 and cost. Defendant left
bondsmen called out and fined
State vs. John Lowry and Jack
Buchanan, disturbing public wor
ship; fined $20" each and cost.
State vs. George Rainwater, J.
B. Dinwiddie and Tom Conway,
shooting craps; fined $1 each and
. State vs. Tom Fawlks, shooting
craps; fined $1 and cost.
State vs. Len Jones, tippling;
verdict not guilty.
State vs. Robert Wilson, John
Lowry, Walter Cautrell, W. D. De
Bruce, Sila3 Beaton, Abe Hedge,
WillCantrell, Mike Hartley, Jesse
Cnntrell, Robert Floyd and Buford
Cantrell, shooting craps; fined $1
each and cost.
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