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OUH COUNTY SCHOOLS.
Tl'lt U 11 Nnl.j,.,-t Worthy of Moro TI.hii u I'.ibkIiii; '1 What is tho mutter with our schools? Why do wo not havo bettor icsull.4 from thorxponditnro of I1k jn'oplo'H nioiiwy in payment of tt'aelici',K 8ahii'H'H, ptieo of equip. HH'iit mid repair of buildings? Wo illicit ask this of twenty men ami tho probability in that wo would receive twenty diflVront answers, and tho whole story would be much liko that of tho ten blind men who went to soo the elephant. While we grasp the caudal appendage our friend at tho other end may tell us what ho thinks of tho proboscis. Vv'o must all admit that it is a fact that something is wrong. Let us then begin a search for the dif ficulty, and, if possible, find n rem edy. Ono of tho greatest hinderances, according to tho opinion of many of tho directors, is a lack of etlicien ry iu teachers. Granting that this is trno in a great many cases, Ictus then seek for tho cause of this con dition. We call to mind the time when many of our county schools paid $10 or 50 per month. Then we had live, energetic teachers in those j schools, and tho changes were far less frequent than at present. A dissatisfied teacher means a dissat isfied community, and dissatisfac tion with teacher and community means disasterous results for the school. Teachers who are satisfied with the salaries paid them, will in all probability, continue in the pro fession. Teachers must live and it ia an admitted fact that teaching paves the way to better paying po sitions, which are shure to be ac cepted by the majority of teachers, thus robbing the profession of our most capable men. The ultimate purpose of all exertion is to secure satisfaction and we might say that in the vast majority of cases that satisfaction is wealth. The teacher can not live on the salary of a farm hand and when our directors intimate that he should do so they are bidding for incompetent men to teach their schools. Other counties are rob bing us of our teachers merely on a question of salary. Many have left us and others are going to seek higher wages, and who is it that can blame them? Our directors are as able as can be found perhaps in any county, but evidently these are points that have not met a se rious consideration. If we will raise the grade of our teachers we must first show a will ingness to raise the salary of those who are qualified. Let us try it and be convinced FACTS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE. Baltimore Manufacturer's Record. Col. J. B. Killebrew, industrial and immigration agent of the Nash ville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Hail way Co., has done an excellent work for Tennessee, Kentucky, Al abama and Georgia, through which the road runs, by issuing a paraph let descriptive of the opportunities for farming, grazing and poultry in the territory tributary to the road. The pamphlet is unique in many respects. Crops that are ex tensively grown in the North are mentioned briefly, while those rarely grown in the .Nortli are plnboratelv treated. The author does not confine himself to an an nouncement of the twenty-eigh crons ranging from corn to cotton and from peanuts to sweet potatoes x but in lucid style gives directions 'for their cultivation based upon nVtnfil exnerience. In dealing with live stock he describes tho kind which have been successfully raised mid directs attention to the lands particularly available. lie has to sav also about luc labor supply and about the towns and cities along tho line of his rail way. Other pamphlets i.-Mnd by Colonel Killebrew are devoted especially to tobacco culture, water powers ami eligible nites for manu facturing industries, timber ro Hourees, mineral deposits and min ing interests, all of which will be found valuable for the homeset ker or tin,' large investor. CON SI I I I TION At, AMKNDMKMtf. oiiion M inoi i :it . Those representatives in the ad journed legislature who fought for a constitutional conve ntion failed, and should have done ho for the reason, mainly, that tho question had not been submitted in tho leg islative races last year, and the people who nt last adopt or reject the constitution had not expressed themselves. Indeed, tho whole question seems to have been let severely alono until after the mem bers wero elected, when it would havo been an easy matter to havo voiced the peoples' sentiments in theso elections, and representatives and peoplo would thus havo been in harmony. After this move fail ed without the mature deliberation that should characterize so delicate a matter as changing organic law, several constitutional amendments were passed upon. "While tho most of these are good some of those wo need more than theso were never touched upon. These amendments jefore they are submitted to the people, must bo passed upon by a wo-thirds vote of the legislature next elected, and now is a good ime to begin tho work of educat ing the masses up to what we really need. Below we present a summary of theso amendments taken from he Nashville American. From this it will be seen that there is no men tion made of any amendment that might rid the State of saloons the subject nearest to a large majority of tho people of Tennessee a sub- ect upon which few are neutral. "To elect the comptroller, treas urer and secretary of State by di rect vote of the people; to make tho governor's term four years and render him ineligible to more than two terms in any twelve consecu- ive years. To make tiro terms of sheriffs, trustees and registers four years and to render them ineligi ble to a second term. To abolish the chancery court as a constitu- lional court and to give the legis ature power to create and establish such inferior courts as may be deemed necessary. To auth6rizo counties, towns, cities and taxing districts to levy special assessments or local improvements. To limit county and city iudebteucss to an amount not to exceed 10 per cent of the assessed values, taking the average of the assessments for the preceeding ten years as a basis. Providing that the legislature may enact dog laws and fence laws for the counties, so that each county can have its own laws on these sub jects. Authorizing counties and municipalities by a two-thirds vote to exempt new manufacturing en terpiises from county and munici pal taxes for a period not to exceed ten years." tonv .thing FRLC MAIL DILIVEr.Y. M Itlnml O'in'1 I:iiiiU V Cnn Not Secure 'lli it (.it iil ( on i iilrui r, K iiiiw I'm' ,T i i mil. The postmaster-general declares that rural free mail delivery will not be established where the roads are bad. His position is neither unjust nor unreasonable. T!itc is no reason why tho government should undertake to servo people with tho mails at their doors daily unless it can'be done with reasona ble expense. Where tho roads are bad neither can be done. It would bo folly for tho post office department to attempt to serve a peoplo with daily free mail delivery, whoro tho road -3 over which the service is to be rendered are practically impassable from three to six months in tho year. Mail carriers aro employed by tho year and must bo paid, and tho postmaster-general will not employ and pay men doing that which can not bo done, on account of bad roads. Besides, tho authorities might reasonably concludo that a peoplo who aro content to put up with bad roads care little, if anything, for a daily mail. They are not much in terested in tho outside world and don't earo to have the world inter ested in them. Their world is a small ono and they don't care to havo it larger. Contentment, with bad roads does not indicate a desire for improved mail facilities. Tho interest in good roads is on the increase, all over the country. In many localities roads are being improved. The time is close at hand when those communities that are without enterprise suflicient to have good roads will be left behind and alone, they will bo isolated, he wide awake men who live in them will seek other localities where there are good roads, the line of demarcation will be clearly drawn and there will bo retrogres sion instead of progress. oTrr-.-. II. I . VI I ( J I I.. illli. ST! GALL & POTTS, IUMI.I.IH IN Dry Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats, II T NiSSilNG GOODS, (i recedes Hardware, Queen:-wr. re, Tin o, ;.re, WE BUY AND CELL COUNTRY PRODUCE. etc., etc. You an imiteJ yo.i to call r.;rJ insp.-.t cur new roods and f;ct our prices before l aying tl ewSure. Htftew. j Jemelfj. lotions. rioud, Coin Drill. Oliver, iiIc;iii itml I-'. Avi'iy Ki p:iii , ni, il anything you need in nlx-lf twiilH, Sole l.ciillier, 1 1, mid, Onl ;tn it-il e. irn ami IlolM, I - I!l iif Turkic. (iolil Wulclien Cuni plftp, ihl I'umx, all Mini of I'ins mill ltn(- t .1 M , Sill III (il.l l CoMll I 111 I 1 1 II K, (ill! 1 1 I (Ml III III II I Vim, tlm Km, He. Also all kind ircjiiiiiln. All work (enii-.i nO-i'il. Our Notion Hi im t I iiM-nt It II good hh I lit ! Ii ii ullmiU Iloolri v. llmi'lkcn liir l, Ncrk witre, ('ullum And riill", 1 C.i; nil pi ii i-H Trim j mint;, Kill (mm, iiml nil ! Hit litllw Notion. SSess soil lists. "We ore selling a lino of .Shoes that will do you good to see. Somo bargains -2 and Shoes for 1 and 1.25. Slippei-3 and Up-to-date Shoes for men, ladies and children at bargains. Men's Ilat.-s in tho latest styles, at prices that are suro to open your eyes. Ufa The best tiling in Camden 1 our ilpc-e good. A nice Pcotrlt Lawn at 3 1-3 c ent per yard. Dress (.int imitis, 0 cents per j.n 1. Kvervl liln;; lliat s"es tii uiitktt ii pretty Wni.it or Dr.'HH -we have It. (7 ictacks. will lit Olasse to your eye til it w ill m :t k o you feel young and "ill lie a pit a-iiii e to wear. We. fiiini:.h any kind of Frame you desire. Our stork is rouiplele. Hon. J. L. S. Travis, chairman of the Democratic Executive Com mitteo for Henry County, has call ed a meeting for tho first Monday in June to determine the question of a late or early primary for coun ty officers. Don't despair because you have a weak constitution. Tho vitaliz ing principle of Ilerbino will as suredly strengthen it. In every drop of Ilerbiue there is life. There is a stimulating, regenerat ing power, unequaled in the whole range of medicinal preparations. Trice, GO ceats. Sold by all drug- 1 b'oio. j ! A Tt fYTn A Til BFsnorp I i i I Paris continues to grow. Wal ter II. Hushing of Big Sandy lias identified himself with the Paris Machine Shops, and we are inform ed has added more capital to the business. They are erecting a largo foundry, and putting in more machinery. They expect to be ready to do casting work by the first of July. "When completed this will be one of tho best equip ped shops in West Tennessee. They are reaching out for work, and if they continue to turn out first-class work, as they havo in the past we predict a prosperous trado for the new firm. Rheumatism is conceded to have its origin in a poisoned condition of tho blood, and to be most suc cessfully treated by Herbine, which acts upon the liver, kidneys and other blood purifying organs, there by divesting the system of the of fending agents. Price 50 cents. Sold by all druggists ' unau.ll The new firm ef Itn.Lsoii &, Tiavis will bu ready fur business to-ibiy at tl.e stand fniineily occupied by the millinery lirm cf Mrs. S. J. Travis. oda Water and Soft Drinks, ICE CREAM, SHERBETS, Picnic and Regular Lunches, Fresh Bread, Cakes, Wafers, Deviled Chicken and Turkey. OYSTERS AND CHEESE OiN ICE EVERY DAY. Tobacco and Cigars. "Soda Water like Deinoville makes." Come and see us. & 15. FREE DELIVERY. TELEPHONE 9-2. ff The Nashville Christian Advo cate has this to say of the four-mile law: "As far as it goes, it is tho best temperance legislation in the Unit ed States; it ha3 absolutely closed tho saloon in four fifths of our ter ritory; it is as well enforced as any law; it is backed up by a public opinion which not even the whisky men themselves would dare to af front; and it has recently become operative as above indicated, not only in the country districts, but also in more than thirty incorpo rated towns." A CASTOR lor Infants and Children. Th3 Kind You Ita Ahvsys Ecught Bears tho Signature oi w- u? J M II ii w i'f Ik -'J K o t I 11 u & U M II ill II 13 ? .The Celebrated, PtetiE2D H filoss-FlBlsli fulim EalafsiL in all grades of work. Low prices. Good work. FRAMES for all kinds of Pictures. Come and see them. Pictures under our sky light are far superior to work you get out side. MRS. 13. F. BROWN. Northwest Corner of Tubllc Scxuaro, - CAMDEN, TENN. TIME TABLE. Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway. Trains arrive at Camden daily on the Xasli ville, Cliattiinoiiga ami St. Louis Hallway as follows: EAST f.OUXD. No. 1 f-xprc s C.3S am No. 3 mail 5.47 inn No. 5.'! i-i press 2.r,." am No. 13 accommodation (mixed; 11.13 am WEST J'.OL'XD. No. 2-cxpress 10.01 jmi No. 4 -mail 'j.:s am No. 5J express mil No. li-AccommoiIalion unixed) 1.40 iid Daily, except, Sunday. Papio ijeoliine pops, PARIS, TENN. Latlic, engine, and boiler work a sjiceia'dy. We make smoke sta-Ks. All work ;ruaraiitivl. We k. tp all kinds of supplies, -du kinds oX naiehincry. 'J't lephyiic l.'u. COUNTY COURT SALE. A. V. Bowles, Administrator, vs. W. C. Benton et als. On Monday, the aid day of June, next, at tho east door oi' the court-house in Camden, Tennes see, I will sell to the highest bidder at public sale the ,r)3 acre tract of land ow tied by 1). W. lientou at time of his death, lying near the town of V, Sandy, in the eighth eUil district oX Kenton County, Tetnessee. The s;ile will be made under decree of the county court of said county in the cause of A. V. Uowles, administrator of 1). W. Kenton, deceased", vs. W. C Kenton et uls. to pay debts due from' said estate, and said sale w ill be subject to the homestead and dowry rights of Eliza Kenton, widow of the said I). 4V. Kenton, deceased. TERMS OF SALK. Twenty per cent, cash; balance in two install ments, payable at six and twehe months. Tho purchaser w ill be ieiuiri-d to execute mites with good personal security for deferred payments, and an further security a lieu will be retained on the said laud. The lands will he fully described by meets ana hounds on uuv of sale. This the lith day of M.iv, run. g, ik ckrk. X Clk.m pvr. Solicitor for con:i'.u.ir. I :j.i