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V' I ! : 1 ; 1 Mi I 1 i M v. J i : 1 0Voi.. XVIII. No. 11). CAMDEN. TKNN.. FBI DAY. UTJL 21. I f'UDLIC LAW. Hoi sr. V.wx. N. !..". A vM. to iin-orp',rat. the .. n ,H iihl.'ii, Hi tin,- county of J'.cntcn. aipl lo in,yi!,. Jor t!n tlc'tiuu ( I (, c.i , -Mi j, pn-sriiU' their ilnth-s, a:i'l fur ili r .n) p-n-ts. li t t if ,i 1 . I'.i' it e.i:; i, , ,v !,,((M-ri...tl As-.-inbly f h-, Mat,. ,,f Tinn.-., (,,.,( (1m- town 4 (.'.'.imh'ii ,u I!.,- ii.huhitanu UiiTi'i.f, he, iiiul they ii ti! h.n-i iy, (imsii tn!"il u hotly politic unn ci,i'n.i ;'it. mi'ii . aii.l liv the ti;uiiv .r "Mavor r.n.l Ahier "' f I ho Tu-.vii f Cam,!. mi," mi i -hull haw pci'p. iu il i ;: -ion ,y their e-.-i- "ira!c name, may mo ai;l 1 -.i. . 1 , .h-u.l and 1 impU' iil' l, u'nint, ri-t-t-i vu mi ) j m i -chase and hold it ul. mixed and n.-t :,l ')l'i")HTtv, or dispose of the. i-ene f r the hcneiit of KSl 1 tu'.VI!. ec. L l'.o it further emrusl, That the corporate limited n-.vd t-nvn of Uondeii .'hall leas follows, to-wit : IU-'iiiiJi, on .1 rook, with red oak and plum pointer, in the vw: t boundary lino of K. J". Ha ley's land and the east houndaryof J. A. Clement, mid -1 poles south i Haley's north west .urner ami J. A. Clement's novthea.-d coiner, and runs south IS'0 poles to a Hiake in Y. V. Saunders' Held, then ea'it 78 poles to u stake, then north 48 de S WW ast 102 poles to a stake, then north 5-' poles to a largo rock with hickory pointers, then north 22 decrees west b'a poles to a Htako, then .wit 104 poles to the heiimin;!; Sec. a. lh it further enacted. That the oitkers of the town of Cam Jen, to he chosen by the people, shall be a mayor and board of aldermen, constituting a town council, each and all of whom shall be citizens tof and voters m sat J town. The. board of aldermen shall consist of liveiS) members, chosen by the qualified voters of said town for one year. Any alderman, after his election, removing from the town shall therefore vacate his .ollice, Sec. 4. lie it further enacted, That the town council shall, at the first "meeting in -each year, elect a recorder, marshal and such other officers, servants or agents as they may deem necessary, and may pro vide for by ordinance, and shall have power to prescribe the dutieB of the same. ' The town council shall also fix the com pensation of such , officers before their Selection, which, compensation shall not Tie increased or diminished during the .term for whicli they were elected. The council shall also have power to dismiss . any officer, servant or agent elected or by them appointed, a majority of said council concurring in said dismissal, for any misdemeanor, neglect of duty or mis . conduct. Sec. G.'Ee it further enacted, That the . town council shall have power, by ordi . nance, within the town: 1. To assess property for taxes, and to levy and collect, by proper officers, taxes upon all real and personal property, polls and privileges taxable by the laws of the , ikate. 2. To appropriate money and provide for the debts and expenses of the town. .3. To open, alter, abolish, widen, ex . tend, establish, grade, pave or otherwise improve, clean and keep in repair streets, highways, alleys and sidewalks, or to - have the same done. Also to erect, es ; tablisli and kee,p in repair bridges. I 4. To provide for the erection of all ; buildings necessary for the use of the town 5. lo license, tax, or regulate every ..thing or person, licensed, taxed or regu lated by tne state or county. ,.6. To regulate or prohibit aud suppress - all disorderly nouses or bawdy houses. .7. To regulate the police of the town. : impose fines, forfeitures and penalties for the breach, ot any ordinance, and to pro- yide for the recovery and appropriation (TTof the same, and to appoint an officer jor the town, who shall be the recorder, before whom such recovery may be had, . not, however, to exclude the jurisdiction of any other competent court. 8. To provide for the arrest and con finement until trial, of all disorderly or riotous persons, by day or by night, to authorize the arrest and detention of all suspicious persons found violating. any v ordinance of the town. j 9. To prevent or punish, by pecuniary penalties or otherwise, all breaches of the peace, noise or disturbance, disorderly assemblages, in any alley or htreet, house or place in town, by day or by night, to prevent and remove all encroachments into and upon all streets, lands and alleys - establisned by law or ordinance. 10. To remove all obstructions from the , sidewalks, and to provide for the con i fttruction and repair of all sidewalks and for cleaning the same, lo require the owners of property ironting on the public square to erect sidewalks in accordance with such orninance as the council may , provide, at the expense of the owners of the around fronting the same. 11. To regulate, tax, license or suppress the keeping or going at large of animals within the town, and in delault ol redemp . tion. in pursuance of ordinance, to sell, t dispose of, or kill the same. To levy a special school tax on property in pursu ance of an ordinance, which shall be used for school purposes alone. 12. To tax, regulate or restrain theatri cal or Mher public amusements, shows and exhibitions within the corporate lim its of said town; to restrain or prohibit horse swapping upon the public square; to restrain or prohibit gambling; to regu late the sale of intoxicating liquors, beer, -v -lie. or malt honors, and to pass ad or tmnpf suul bv-laws not contrary to the constitutional laws of the State that may !.' iifce.ssarv to tarry out the provisions ind full intent and meaning of the object of i heir corporation. lo. To commit any person or persons !,.., mav fail or r fns.- M pay or secure " ' nv lineor cost imposed on him or i Jem, by otdmatire of said town, to tie- jail or Woikholisn of r.ell'oti County, Until nueh line mid iv:, I,., fully pi'd or sn-im-d, liverv pt r.-'oii i o e-'iiim!lt-d to ti,.- jail or i i ii.i i . . . i' ini'V. Mi a. I P.' ri-on.i. .1 i w..i ; t-.r 10 t'l', ! at s'lrh lab r ai hi- or Lit a oof , no! i a- Ilea ( IT w : all. S'lc nd I tit ae.lh w i JUlg k tl ,w d i tii ti ll le'lir.i I aril day, and j.i'l so i-;np!o ed , ( .. !ii-.i venf board, a cli and i ot, of led li Si shall In. ;'it npo than l.'." ebai-i'd 'roviilcd ta il's a when That i W'oi'! OIH' ( ' I ! a v until tl.ev. dole M d: ;a!l be lelea-ed: 1 : on .,liall i ! compeiled than ,' ei- m 'lit In; for i5 uv I. ! eoi'o, ration m iv enter into an lo.'i i-i lo' id W','l r.oOton Colli. !y to be al lowed to i ominil prisoners t.i the iail or workh teniM lo. ' o'r-' of I'.enton County upon such as call be agreed II poll. I'o prepare and have publi, ln-d a or .n 1 1 ii I it i. ill of all tie ordinan ces and ies..!ul'.on.s of a public natuiv, in foivf within six montlm after the passage of this act, and a like dig..-et as often as may be deemed necessary. HI. No IVleluber of the t..wn .council shall become a bondsman for any P'.rent, ollieeror servant of the town, nor to ha diiectly or indirectly in any contract with the corporation. 17. To judge of (lie qualilieation; elec tion of and return of its own members, to prescribe rules for tne determimition of contested elections, and to determine how vacancies shall be tilled and to determine all questions in case of ties in any elec tion, and to prescribe rules for the gov l imientof the board of mayor and alder- men. Se (. lie it further enacted. That the first election for mayor and board of al dermen, under this act. shall bo held by he sheriff of I'.enton Countv on Saturday Iter the first Monday in April, 18U!t, in accordance with the laws of the Siaie of 'eimessefV Alt eleetioiw tlu.reiifltr t,.r the said town of Camden shall be held by th marshal of tho corporation, aided by two clerks and two judges, all of whom shall be legal voters of said town, on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in iiay ewry year therealter, aUer giving ten days' notice. The voters shnil vote by ballot, under such rules and regula tions as ui,-j ooard ot mayor and alder men may prescribe, as to the place, hours, etc.. flf Yotill!' tiw Anlinatwn Tim of!'. cers of the town thus chosen shall go into omco on tne nrst meeting alter the elec tion, and hold office for one year, or un til their successors are elected and quali- ueu. j.ne ionowing snail he the qualm cations for voting in the town elections : 1. He shall be qualified to vote for State and county officers. I. Shall have resided for riy rrririflio next preceeding the election within the town limits, or be an owner of real estate witnin tne said limit. Vi. A voter's rpsidnnro !a linvnhir dnflnml as the place at which he habitually sleeps. oec. , ie it iunner enacted, ihat the judges and clerks to hold th e election shall be Rwnrn nnrl f.iinlifio.l nwnii.linn to the election laws of the State, and said election shall be conducted in all respects as all the various State and county elec tions, by virtue of the election laws of the state, xne judges and clerks shalL pre serve the ballots cast in said election, and file the same, together with the poll lists with the town recorder, who shall pre serve tne same. Sec: 8. Be it further enncfod , Thnf. iL persons receiving the highest number of voies, respectively, lor mayor and alder men shall be declared elected, and it shall be the duty Of Hl rifTieer lir.l,Hnrr co i,l election to make out and deliver to the re corder a certihcate of the election within three days after their election which cer tificate shall be produced at the first meet ing of the board and a minute thereot shall be made upon the records of the town. And if the marshal shall fail to hold said election at the time herein men tioned it shall be his duty to hold it as soon thereafter na msiv ho'nftor mvinn tlm regular notice, and for failure tohohfsaid election as prescribed m this act lie shall forfeit and pay to said corporation the SUm of $25.00. to be recovered liv ntinn of debt in"' the name o Camden, and if there be no marshal or he be a candidate for that office or ineomnelpnt for nnu run. son the election shall be hehl by a person to oe appointed Dy the mayor and alder men, under the same regulations and pen alties as hereinbefore prescribed. Sec. 9. lie it further enacted, that a ma jority of the town council shall be a ouo rum to do business, and if the mayor or any of the aldermen or any officer should die,' resign or move away the vacancy shall be supplied by the" council at its next meeting or as soon thereafter as may be and tho person or persons so elected shall perform the same duty and be vest ed with the same powers and privileges as the person whose place they are ap pointed to fill and upon line conditions. And the mayor and aldermen and all offi cers shall, respectively, take an oath be fore entering upon the duties of their office before some person competent to admin ister an oath, to execute the same faith fully and impartially arid the mayor and aldermen shall also take an oath to sup port the constitution of the United States and the constitution of the State of Ten nessee. See. 10. lie it further enacted, That tho mayor shall hold'his office for omi year and until his successor shall he elected and qualified. No person shall lie elect ed mayo:' who is not, at the time of his election, a citizen of the Suae o; Tennes see and lias not been for six mouths, and is not then, a bona t'de citron and voter of said town. A vacancy in. the office of mayor shall be filled bv the bo; mrd o if al- det men. The mayor shall fill all vacan cies arising in any office ixeeP that of aldermen until the same, be 1 ed bv t! town council. It .shad le; the duty i-I the mayor to preside at all meetingi of the council, to vote in the elei tioii .f all olli cers of the bu n, ::d in all ca-en v, here it is a tie Vote. All or Unani es a-id ieo LiHoiis sh d! be epproved and signed by the mayor, on or Lefoie He- ,et Ineefiii',' of the conned, and the mnvor shall !.ae 1 4.i power, ".nd if he slioid 1 n fn -e to rp prove mi ordiuunce or n solut if. t he shall icte.i n tho sane- to the ( a.nucil a! i,N n xt i i. '. .i .' with Lis reaM .na in v. 1 1 ; . . f..r Lis is lusal, and said ordieanee or resolu tion t hall not be v;lid uii; ess the council by a two third o',e pies tl.e same, no' whhstanding 'le- mayor's veto. I',!;' ;,' t'ne mayor docs not veto the sane', as pio vide 1, it shall be v!id without Lis sig nature. The mayor s hall also take care that all the ordinances of town are fully enforced, re-pected and obsei ved w ithin the tow u limits, shall call si.eeial sessions of the council v ben he mav deem it expedient, and to perform all uch oili er duties as the town council mav, by or dinain.'e, or otherwise, impose upon him. A recorder isjieicby vested with all the powers of a ju'-'u e of the peace in crimi nal cases, and shall try all offenses against the peaceand dignity of said tov.n ol Camden : Provided, however, Ihat a change of venue may be had in any case when affidavit, is made, by the accused and at least one disinterested party that justice in (heir opinion will not.be ineted out by the recorder, to any alderman of thetotrn of Camden, who is hereby au thorized to try and decide such case, in the event an appeal is taken from any fine imposml by the recorder or aldermen of safd town, for violation of any of its ordinances, to the circuit or criminal court at Camden, Tennessee, the person so ap pealing shall give bond and security for tl.rt !..,,...,, ,,! ,,t. .,:A i . " i i.oj I'uj iiii-i.L ui r-.iiu liiiu anu COS.L Uim lo abide by an 1 perform the judgment of the court on appeal, and shall in no case bo entitled to an appeal from said fine and cost on pauper's oath. The recorder shall keep an accurate minute of all the proceedings ot the town council, issue privilege license and Collect taxes on same. He shall collect all special tuxes levied by the town council, and shall keep a proper ledger account of the name. He shall make out the town tax book and turn the same over to the marshal for col lection, taking his receipt therefor under the Stale laws regulating the assessor of all State iu:d county taxes. He shall act as treasurer, receive from the town mar shal, receipt, take caro-of and keep prop er account of all funds of whatever nature that may ccme into his hands. Tor such purpose he shall keep such book or books as the town council may direct. He shall make out and present quarterly, or oftcner, if required by the council, a full and explicit account and report of all fi nonces of the tow n, which report the coun cil may order published for the informa tion of the town, liefore entering upon the discharge of his duties ho shall give bond rithi good ' security, conditioned upon the faithlul and honest discharge of all duties pertaining to his office, and similar in all reFpects to that of the mar shal and mayor as hereinafter provided ; he shall perform such other duties per taining to his ollice as the town council may provide. The marshal shall ac quaint himself thoroughly with the laws, ordinances of the town, and it shall be his duty to rigidly enforce the same, for which purpose police authority is hereby given him, winch lie may exercise with out warrant in hand, , JIo shall collect all taxes levied by the council, except privilege and special taxes, and perform such other duties as tho town council may, by ordinance, impose upon him He shall have power to execute State warrants and other process which con stables generally have within the town limits.' He shall be chief of any police organized within the corporation Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That the fees or compensation of all officers herein mertioned shall be such as the council mav prescribe Bee. 12. lie it further enacted. That before entering upon the discharge of their duties the mayor, recorder and marshal shall enter into bond with good securities ana in such amount as may be hxed by the council, conditioned upon the faithful discharge of their duties and upon diligent collection and faithful ac counting for all moneys that shall or ought to pome into their hands for fines, forfeitures or other moneys due said town, and which ought, by law, to be collected and paid over bv them. And the said marshal shall bo liable as here in mentioned for failing to collect mon ey, to return process, or pay over money collected iy process issued by tho re corder or aldermen. Said bonds shall be filed with the recorder and carefully preserved among the records of the town. Maid Tionds shall be made payable to Camden, or its treasurer, for the use aud benefit of said town. The town marshal shall pay over to tho recorder all sums of monpy by him received for said town of Camden, lie shall render quarterly, or as much oftener as tho council may require, full and complete statements of the finances under his control. Sec. 13 Bo it further enacted, That it shall be tho duty of the jailor of Benton County to receive and keep in jail any person who may be committed to his charge for a-breach of the by-laws and ordinances of said town, and all riotous and disorderly persons committed to his charge by the town marshal or other of ficer, of the town, for which he shall re ceive such fees as may be agreed upon by the council, by and with his consent; Provided, The .corporation and Benton County agree as hereinlM "See." 11. lie il further V J . V- . enacted. That when any tax or duty shall be levied or imposed by said cor )ot id ion, upon any real t.de hing rtithiii said town of Camden, and the owm v or ow uers, (ie CUpiel' Ol' (( cMpiel N t lieia of ;,h all not .av the same, I the town lo d shall make return, of that J.e t umur oaUi that the ow.h r or owner s Lau no per sonal property within said town, upon vhich to di-.l lain for said tax or duty, it shall bo the duty of the l eeorder, by and w ith the advice mid with the consent of the council, to take sr.ch steps fur the collection of such t or duties us are or may bo provided for bv the 1 iws of the St.de. Hee, :. Bo it further enacted, That if the recorder or town luaishal of said town ahull fail to collec t, or iiftercol lec ting, fail or fa o to pay ever jiny money either ot them received for the use of said town, said recorder or mar shal, as the case may be, shall be liable to be proceeded against by motion or suit at com'mou law in the circuit court of Benton County, or in any other court having jurisdiction of the person of the recorder or marshal, as the case may be, and it shall be tho duty of such court to render up judgment against said delin quent officer and snrities for the moneys so received, or that ought to have been collected in tho name of Camden for the use of said corporation; Provided, That if the proceedings bo by motion, such officer shall have five days notice thereof. See. 10. Be it further enacted, That the board of mayor and aldcraum arc forbidden from making appropriations of any money or taxes to be assessed and ctcd in r.:iy other manner than for strictly corporate purposes. Hoc. 17. Be it further enacted, That this act bo declared a public law, and may be read in evidence of all tho courts of law and equity, and all ordinances, resolutions and proceedings of the board of mayor and aldermen, when printed and published by the authority of the council, shall be received as evi dence in all court1 and places, without further proof, when certified, by the re- corder , Sec. 18. Be it further enacted, That this act take effect from and efter its passage, the public welfaro requiring it. Passed March 18, 1891). JOSEPH W. BYRNS, Speaker of the House of Representatives BHID "AVADDELL, Speaker of tho Senate Approved March 27, 1809. BENTON McMILLIN, -. .Governor. TRUSTEE'S SALE OF LAND. In the consolidated causes of the Cam den Bank and Trust Co., A. C. Mcltae, auministrator, and w. j. Harrison vs. James 11. Ilatley et als. In Chancery at Camden, lenncssee. In obedience to a decree rendered in the above styled causes at the March term of the chancery court at Camden, I will on Saturday the 1 3th day of May, i899, on the premises of James R. Ilatley, in the.-first civil district of Benton County, Tennessee, offer for sale to tho hisrhest bidder 811 acres of very fine Tennessee Kiver bottom farming land together with a road through I. L. Johnson'" land. A full description. of paid land will be given on day ol sale. TERMS OF SALK. One-half cash, 'and the remainder on twelve months time with good personal security on note and lien retained on said land for further security, tsdiid sale free from the equity of homcskad, redemp tion, etc. This April 12, 1809. S. L. TEELER, 18-18 Trustoe MISCELLANEOUS ADVERTISING, i "r-Advertis;iiuiit8 inserted under this head iu cents per nno eacii insertion. OUlt job printim; facilities aro first-class, and our specialty is good work. Kstimafes (and Kiniiiies wncre possum;) will lie lunitslied on ap plication. Address Tkk Chkoniolk, CHindca. J'enn. "IT7A.NTKD Several trustworthy.' nersrms W this State to manage our business inthoir own and nearby count tes. H is mainly ot)h;e work conducted at home. Salary straight .wo a vcar anil expenses definite, bonatide,no more, no'lcss salary. Monthly $75. Jtefereiiwu. Enclose solf- aiiuressed stamped envelope, Herbert K, Hess President, Department M, Chicago. l TAGTSTH ATK'S WAKtt ATS'TS, Executions ill ana Male uarramsrursaleatTHitCnROW ion ottite. Other blanks printed to order. TO CIIIIIC A COLD IN ONE DAI - 1 iiUe Laxat ive I.ronio Quinine Tablets. All drug- lists refund money it it fails to core ac. 'the genuine, lias h. li. l). on each tablet. RAILROAD TIME TABLE. Trains pass Camden on ti. Nashville, Chatta nooga, and St. l.onis Kailroad as follows: TRAINS K AST. No. 3, mail. ...5.".1 pm No. 1, express, 6.35 am No. 53, " iMiSam TKAIVS WEST. No. 4, maili. . ..it.iT am No. r2, expresji.-.o am No. 2, " 0.53 pin ST. JAMES HOTEL l'.UOAinVAV & walnct btb;;ht. (Opposite tiie Southern.) First-Class in all lis Appointments. 200 1KIOJ1S. RATES $2 & $2.50 PER DAY. ST. I.OCIS, Fit. LOCAL AT f) i'LRSOXAt fiFWS. I , n : ' ( 1 1 1 1 iiu fiT i. to Minll- M. (J.i'l. Smith, of i in v ill.-, urn; in town this w m l. Ml . Ih-sio Hie! ri lativi h at Alamo. 01 l.S VIMtlll (Man-ip-.d I'aii'iisan w la A work, But is lu tb r t.i cry i'",. Mrs. l)oni McAuloy was ri-jMirt-:il quick hick yesterday. AVilliuin Caraway, el' '. Sandy. whs in the city Monduy. ?-lrs. T. 1j. Ay ith and little child, oC IJox, ure over on a visih Judo Jo. !. IlawLins, of Hunt ingdon, wan over iSunday. v.. l1. Jaterji!in ami wile are Vi.h- ltinir m Jlumnhreva Con nl v. The baby boy .of Mr. and Mrs.. Fuller i.i very sick thin week. I. F. Pavidsoii, tho well-know n Way merchant, wan .here Monday. Lilbnrn's hustling merchant, T. lJc-Psley, was down Wednesday. J. C. Kin,'.' and A. A. Wood, of Ilolladay, left here last niiht ioj lexaa. . Mrs. S. L. Feeler, who has beeu indisposed for about ten days, is better. Mrs. J. W. Fussell has been tsiek for the past two weeks, but h; Im proving. Era Lee, little daughter of 11: h. Phillips, has been qui to.,--tick, but is better. New fences and other improve-. 'ments are. in evidence in all. parts of the town. G. W. Arnold will move his dry goods, etc., to the Wilson house, on. tne east side. ' An enjoyable musical entertain ment was given nt the home of Hon. J. A. Clement Saturday evening. C. T. Brecheen and family and. Alex Bell and daughter, Miss Hes ter, visited at Big iSaudy. -Monday. G.'B. Greer is spending a few days on his river farm, and J. G. . Ilobius is looking after atfairs in tho county clerk's office. Jim Lockhart, of Wyly., entered school here Monday. v. The attend ance nt Benton Seminary is almost equal to the enrollment during tho public school last fall. "Last Sunday dawned, a. beautiful day, and the young people could not resist the temptation to go strolling aud.ujoy the scenery. T.h& local photographer made several views of a number of couples. Marriage licenses have been is sued by County Clerk G. B. Greer to Henry Brewer and Lillie French, 0. V. Hawley and Tom Fussell, C. N. McMackin and Lora Bell, J. A. Pierce and Ellen Bruce, John II. Goodman and Mary Bledsoi- Col ored John -Fisher and Julia Ev erett. Camden is quite a musical cen ter. W. E. Mcltae, Postmaster D. J. Mcltae, Hon. J. A. Clement and F. E. McElyea have recently pur chased pianos, and-upon investiga tion there are 21 pianos, 12 organs, G violins, G guitars, 1 mandolin, 2 banjos, 2 music boxes, 18 horns, 2 clarionets, I flageolet, 1 fife and 2 drums in the town. Mr. C. V. Hawley and Mies Tom Fussell were united in marriage on last Sunday evening at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fussell, Rev. N. It. -Waters olhciatiug. Only a few friends were invited. Mr- Eula Hudson and Miss Lizzie McCullougn .were the attendants. ' After the ceremony the wedding party attended servi ces at the Methodist Church. At 9 p. ra. supper vps. served the par ty at the private boarding house of J. II. Combs, where .Mr. and Mrs. Hawley will .remain until May 10, when they will be at homo to 'their many friends at their pretty -homo in northwest Camden. . The groom is one of the foremost business men of Camden. i,nd ):. .-: b'.-vi very suc cessful. His bride is a popular member of Camden society, and has a large circle of friends. -We join in e-tendhig congratulations.