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(1 1 1 t i 1 ii Ji. sKjf Jl. s 4 Vol. XIX. No. 25. CAMDEN, TON., FRIDAY. DECEMBER 1, lSf9. Wiior.i: No. 4 I! : i i 1 1 i 1 i ! 1-v ; .J' FRY DRUG a, rt'i-L Oilst initiEj, FefOioEFii, Soaps a Ironists' Seines East Side Public Square, Everything is New, Pure Fresh. Prescriptions Acourately Compounded at Acl Hours, Day and Nioht.. 2,000.00: io mil To the Subscribers of the -SI. OO GETS $500.00 IN CASH. Try it. You may get it. No one Ouess number of crams on an avcraco sized car of eter at large end 2 S inches, tn middle l"4 Inches, uiihcs, at Hii'iillnnl Inches, In middle, 7 1-10. Hank of iNashville, feiui., niiliiisk. il, and no one can possibly know the number of gralnson it. The H-iiil-Vekly American, the Kioa.tc.st semi-weekly, news, family and farm paper iu the Mouth, 104 numbers a year: Less tlian i rent a copv, oflcrs to tho huUh'ji Umt first sending In the correct, or nearest correct iruess. remittitur tl for VJ months subsf-iintioii to tlio Kuml Week.lv American. In cash Second correct, or nearest correct- trness received, Third correct, or nearest correct, giusx received, r mo in correct, or nearest correct, Kiiess received, nign-graae, nail-nearing, drop top, tivo drawer sewing uiaeliine 05.00 r mil correct, or nearest correct, guess received, Jones' chain-drive Mower Ri.oo Sixth correct, or nearest correct, i;ui)mi received, Tornado Feed Cutter 6.1 00 Seventh correct, or nearest correct, guess recoived, Scientific Feed Mill 3s on i lentil correct, or nearest correct, guesa received, i nun correci, or nearest correct, iruess received, Dixie l ea iiuiier 1S5.O0 Ten tli correct, or uearest correct, guess received, good corn shelter 10. W To the first 1,000 subscribers who send In vs mouths subscription and guess, whether cor rect or incorrect, will receive a complete history (t vol.) of America's War for Huinanity-a book no one shoidd be without nicely illustrated and interesting, cheap at 1 each 1,000.00 Total Contest closes March 1,1900. No guess will be received bearing postmark later than March 1, 1900. All awards will be paid immediately after closing of contest. If there should be any tie guesses that is, two or more guesses entitling tlio parties to the same award-it will tie dually divided, hend in your $1 and guess this day. Try to get the $.m Just think what you can do with $3u0cash, and no one has a better chance to secuie it Minn yourself. If you do not get first you may get sec ond. Tho Aniericau always pays Us prizes promptly, in former contests it has paid many pebes. We give the name and address of a few of those who have received awards: Wellington J&wiudB, Tmneisvillc, Tenn., f 500 cash ; Charles I). Copo, Sparta, Tenii., Woo. BIG AGENTS' OFFER. Sond postal for agents' terms if you want to act ' i agent. All guesses must be accompanied by Jl lor 12 months' subscription. Address THE AMERICAN, Nashville, Tenn. " FROM FLATWOODS. Special correspondence. Hog killing ..has begun in this locality. W. P. Cowan will eoon Lave his new buildings completed. N. L. Holland is making new im provements at his home place. liobert Hamer and wife left last 'Friday for Arkansas, where they will make their home. The infant child of Dred Melton i died Sunday, and was buried here yesterday. She has gone to join the angel band, and this thought should be a consolation to the be reaved parents, with whom we can deeply sympathize. Mrs. Annie Hamer, wife of Wil liam Hamer, died Saturday even ingf and her remains were buried here Sunday.- She professed reli gion when a young girl, and was a member of the church at this place. She waa a kind and devoted wife and mother, a good neighbor, and will be greatly missed here. Her husband and two children have the sympathy of the entire community. Flaxwoods, November 28. FKOM SMITH'S GOIXEGK. Regular correspondence Thomas Casey has moved to T. M. Lockhart's. J. R. Herrin, of Wyly, is still in very feeble health. G. W. Florence will preach at The Hill next Sunday. The stave factory will move in a few days to Bear Creek. . G. B. Bane came near getting his house burned a few days ago. S. 'A. Bvrn has returned from Point Mason, where he has been doing brick work for Bullock. & Hushing. Miss Vandie Eayborn, of Henry County, and S. C. Madrey were married one day last week. The bridegroom is nearing the limit of man's allotted time on earth (three score and ten) while his bride is a maiden of barely twenty Bummers. We wish them a long and happy life. Smith's College, November 28. WHOM BUDDLKBROOK, Hogular correspondence. - Westport was the mecca of some the young folks Sunday. There is some talk of Joe Town send opening a store at Eli. J. II. Spencer is making needed ? improvements on his dwellings COMPANY, it y hi j ijnk or- CAMDEN, TENN. AND VALUABLE GIFTS 0FFIG0 Semi-Weekly American. has a better chance than you. White Indian corn. ImrtlilO'i Inchcs.dL'int small end 2 inches, circumference at lame find H' The car of corn is placed in the American National joo.oo cash iri mi line tobii;ey 75.00 land roller 35.00 , 2,006.00 Owing to rain there was a small attendance at Cross Roads Sunday. Ive Pierce and Mesdames J. H. Kee and Charles Jordan are on the sick list Farmers are about done gather ing crops. About half a yield is reported. Several boys from here, will at tend the soldier boys' reception at Nashville. We are pleased to know that Ilev. N. R. Waters will be pastor again at the chapel, and we feel sure that he will have the prayers and best wishes of the people of Middle brook. Middlebrook, Novfember 28. FROM HAKIWONS CHEEK. Special correspondence. , A. L. Phif er and Elmer Yick were at Camden Saturday. Crops have been gathered, and a two-third yield is reported. Mrs. Joe Fox Melton, of Marm- aduke, Ark., is visiting her father, rngon Holland. The literary society, under, the management of Jiilmer Vick, is pro pressing nicely. John .Ldgar and Walter Phifer were enrolled mem bers yesterday. Despite the ram there was a good turnout at bunday school Sunday Great interest is manifested in oui coining together in this work, and ram or shine lets have a Sunday school that will be a credit to our community and glory for. the cause of Christ. We note with sadness the death night before last of one of the little twin daughters (infants) of Mr. E. Melton., and wife. In extending condolence we would say to the be reaved parents, weep not, for the little one has gone to shine as a bright gem in the Savior's crown. You can meet it again. Harmons Cheek, November 28. Everything in building material kept on hand at Hawley's. M. C. Taylor, the jeweler, will repair your watch, clock or sewing machine on short notice. All work guaranteed. All orders for jewelry, etc., given prompt attention. Office at It. G. Hudson's store. Going td paint your house? Get your Ready Mixed Paint at the Fry Drug Co. It is strictly up to date. Go to C. Y Hawley for window da ss, any size. LOCAL AND PERSONAL NEWS. Jrnips Vickrey was at Holladay lt. Friday. Trustee J. T. Camp was in the city yesterday. Ii. L. Bridges is in the Nashvillo market this week. J. M. Broaden, of Pavatt, was in the city yesterday. Tom II. Batemau has put a neat fence at his busiues3 houwo. Berry Hubbs and family are over from Hollow Hock on a visit. Trig. Melton is making building improvements at his home placo. Pi. L. Phillips is in the Nashvillo market buying holiday goods for the Phillips Grocery Co. It is rather late for pear blooms, but Dr. It. B. Travis had them in his orchard November 28. Parties owing us stove-wood on subscription will please noto that it will be very acceptable. Mrs. Delaney Lynch wants infor mation of two strayed hogs, black with a little while on feet. E. J. Lagoro has sold his stock of goods to O. C. Hudson and I. N. Wilson and will go to Paducah. When a few gaps have been pav ed, Camden will have a good walk way entirely around the square. Sheriff Fry says all subpoenas is sued for the August term hold good for the December term of circuit court. All members of Postoak Camp, No. 47, Woodmen of the World, are urged to be at the camp hall next luesday evening, as the meeting is an important one. George Woods, Ora Gooch, 11. L. Walker, n. J. Fry, Robert Ilober son, Howell Odle and Marvin M. Fisher, of Sugar Tree, are taking in the big show at Nashville. Postoak Camp, Woodmen of the World, is growing rapidly in mem bership. The increase has been nearly 200 per cent, since the first of August, and applications are still pouring in. Yesterday being a holiday, Pro fessor Cooper dismissed school at Benton Seminary. "Arbor Day was not observed. It was thought by many to be an error or oversight to set this day on thanksgiving, Mrs. Bryant, wife of Tom Bryant, of the Cross Roads community.died Monday morning, after an illness of about a week. Mr. Bryant is very low with fever, and there is little hope for his recovery. The family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. The stave factory has been mov ed from the electric light plant to bouth Camden. The engine of L. A. Wyatt's saw-mill at Garfield has been moved to South Camden to furnish the motive power. This change necessitates moving and re handling a large quantity of timber on the yard at the electric light plant. Camden's local undertaker is ful of humor, often of the Mark Twain variety. Only afew days agohehac occasion to fully demonstrate this well-known trait. He wras crossing a street while a stray mule stood un comfortably near. As the aforesaid mule with characteristic habit turn ed around, business end front, our friend was heard to remark: "I you kick me I'll knock you down V Quite a largo and enthusiastic delegation of our citizens attended the reception and banquet of the boys of Company I at Big Sandy yesterday. Great preparations had been made for their home-coming, and everybody was proud, happy and joyful that' they were at home again; men, women and children put their hearts into the welcome and it was a- greeting such as the returning heroes truly deserved- earnest, sincere, -joyous and an oc casion that will never be forgotten. What a real thanksgiving it was in the homes of all Jthose who have re turned home from the front! The Ciiroxicle joins in the welcome home of all the boys, and we give them three big, hearty cheers and a-tiger!: Yratch for the announcement of Christmas 'goods by the Fry Drug Co. lira. l. L. PhillipH and MihH Ila Lashlee attended a thanksgiving supper at IIoHovf Hock Wednesday evening. The Huntingdon poHt-offico was robbed of ovor 200 Monday night. Dynamite waa used to blow open tho safe. The new improvements made by the Phillips Grocery Co. adds very much to the appearance of their business houHe. Preparations are being made to restore the unsightly chain rack, which waa removed last summer by orders of the street committee while grading tlio east side of tho square. Circuit court will meet here next Monday. Judge Swiggart will find an unusually largo docket for this term of court, due mainly to the fac hat we have had no court sinco last winter. We learn that Walter Lynch, a gunner in Light Battery G of tho Sixth Artillery, which took a con spicuous part in the fighting near lloilo last wok, has been promoted corporal. A Camden girl, Mies Ila Lashlee carried off the honors at a thanks giving supper given at the Metho dist Church, Hollow Rock,Wednes day evening. A cake was voted to the most beautiful young lady, auc; Miss Lashlee was easily the favor ite, receiving over a hundred votes moro than any one else voted for in tho contest. Miss 11a is a genera avorite here, and her friends are to be pardoned for expressing their appreciation of the honor thug con erred by our neighbor town. Camden had only one boy in the First Tennessee Regiment, Serg. Will M. Robins of Company 1, but a good-sized delegation went up to Nashville to participate in the wel come extended the boys. Sargeant Robins returned home last night, comingdirect from Big Sandy. He has the appearance of being in fine lealth, and does not look any the worse for the long, arduous cam paign in the Philippines. After their experience in actual warfare, he says the boys are glad to be at home again. The people ot Ben ton County have followed the move ments of the I irst Tennessee with pride, for it has made a brilliant record, and their soldierly appear ance and gentlemanly conduct have been favorably commented upon along the entire route from San Francisco to Nashville, where their reception Wednesday will be long remembered in Tennessee. scurasNAS hold good. All parties served with a writ of subpoena for the August term, 1899, of circuit court are hereby notified that the subpoenas hold good for the December term, lbyy. E. E. Fey, Sheriff ROAD OVEKSKKRS' MEETING. The road overreers of the fifth district are hereby ndtified to meet mo at Judge L. E. Davis' office at Camden December 9, 1899. Come prepared to make complete settle rnent, and bring all tools in your care. J. H. Kee, Commissioner MAKRIAGG LICENSES. Marriage licenses have been is. sued by County Clerk G. B. Greer to J. J. Allen and Paralee Melton, John Woods and Florence Bell, J. R. Young and Miss Graves, M. L, Wyatt and S. B. French, Harris Earp and Nicie Wright, J. W. Leo and M. L. R. Lovelaud. See C. Y. Hawley when you want window glass. A complete assortment of Ready Mixed Paints, just received by tho Fry Drug Co. Doors, windows and blinds at G Y. Hawley a When you are in town come in and see us. The CnsoNiCLE, DO cents a year, FROM LIDLHTY. Hpefi.'d t'orrespoiii' n-e.1 It. W. Ayres i on tlu list hi week. It. W. Lindi ey and family, of tho Faxon community, are hero on n vinit. It wan Mrs. Charley Clayton who wiw called to Big .Sandy by the death of her sister. Wo are informed that Rev. J. R. Harrison will preach at Bushing's Chapel tho third Sunday at 11 a. m. and at Liberty at 2 p. m. Ihe people of this locality were rudely disturbed by nomo drunken negro boys. Such conduct is be coming quite common of lnt' ou this road at night. Lir.i: r.i y, November 2S. UMIM FAXON. llegular correspondence.' . lbliam McBrido and wife visited here to-day. II. A. Caraway, ot Big Sandy, was here Sunday. Lee Pierce, of Claud, paid us a pleasant call to-day. Miss Daisio Wynn, of Big Sandy, visited homefolks Saturday. Several havo gono from hero to Nashville to meet the soldier boys. Will Outlaw and C. Day, of Dan-' ville, tiro -employed on W. Caraway & Son's hoop yard here. Mrs. Kate Butler has returned from Erin. She says Miss Callie Hussey is greatly improved. A. T. Duggar, of .Magnolia, 'has moved to this place. We gladly welcome such an euterprising citi zen among us. A. P. Allen raised 80 large wagon-loads of fine pumpkins and .375 bushels of corn on 11 acres. Who can beat it for pumpkins? Faxon, November 28. IUOM DRY CREEK. Reguiar correspondence. R. D. Laurence -is on the list of sick this week. Mrs. Ollie Davidson is visiting at Hollow Piock. Leoi Townsend, of Bnena Ylsta, was here Sunday. Dry Creek will be well represent ed at the reception of the soldier boyo at Big Sandy Thursday. We ask the many readers of Tee CniiONicLE to please pardon our si- ence. We have employment "hke- uuto J acob of old," says the Liberty correspondent, and while tne ascer- tious are maliciously talse, still we hink it moro honorable to labor seven years and seven again than o steal a wife. The correspondent aforesaid has had some experience along this line, will he endorse our opinion of the matter? Dry Creek, November 28. C. Y. Hawley handles windows, doors and a general line of builders' supplies. M. C. Taylor has located at Cam den, and is prepared to do watch and clock repairing. Satisfaction guaranteed. R. G. Hudson an't enumerate everything iu his store, but ho will sell you groceries cheap, cheap! Dou't fail to read the big adver tisement of Claude Hudson in this issue of The Chronicle. HeTias some rare bargains that will pay you to investigate at once. "First come, first served," you know. Mrs. Harriet Farmer now has charge of the hotel property of II. h. btigall, on the north side of the square, and desires her friends and the public to know that she is more conveniently located and better pre pared to furnish meals and lodging. Good beds, good table, quiet rooms and prompt attention. Traveling men and those Iravlng business in town can economize time and save money by stopping with Mrs. Far mer. Charges reasonable. Special rates to those who desire board by tho week or month. The Chronicle and Nashville Semi-Weekly American, one year, $1.10. TnE Chronicle and St, Louis Twice-a-Week Republic, one year, 1.10. The Chronicle and Home and Farm, one year, 60 cpnts.