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' We are
In Camden that have eontin-
r.ed in business for ten years.
Every buainef-'s in tlio town
eavo two have cither failed
quit or died, ntid we attribute 4
our success to the correct way
in which we treat our custom
ers. Some of them have stuck
to us from the beginning, and
are still with ug.
We Sell goods Rijkt
i Xli Eojj Tiieia pi
We study your wants, and
i buy accordin
4 neu yu want your clock,
$ watch or jewely repaired, you
f know where to go,
If your telephone gets out
of shape, bring it to us.
If you want to sell wh at you
have in the produce line, we
WE ARE GOl'NG TO BE
ON TOP AND SELL YOU I
4 GOODS ON THE BOTTOM. 4
We thank yon for the past Q
favors shown, and ask you to f
continue with us. $
Farmers, be careful in picking
your seed corn this year.
13. W. Bridges is making new
improvements on his farm.
Lee Cowell is laid up with an in
jured foot he cut with an ax.
Mrs. J. J. Fisher is visiting her
daughter, Mrs. Mattie Allen of De-
Ruf us Cole is going to Hunting
don to -engage in the photograph
There are flourishing Sunday
schools at Cowell's Chapel and
Mrs. Mary' Cowell, wife of J. C
Cowell, died to-day, after a long
illness, aged 47 years. She leaves
a husband and four children and
one brother, J. T. Penick. The
body will be laid to rest at Cowell's
Chapel Cemetery Thursday. We
extend sympathy to the bereaved
Middlebkook, May 7.
FEOM W K E AXLES'.
Justice R. P. Berry was at Big
Sandy a few days ago.
Jog Pickler and Anderson Rob
ins were at Enloe Saturday.
So far there has not been much
corn planted in this locality.
lion. J. A. Clement of Camden
vraa here on business Saturday.
Mrs. Callia Grambertof Danville
visited relatives here Saturday and
B. F. Akers visited his daughter.
Mrs. Minnie Agy, at Magnolia las
Saturday and Sunday.
Rev. W. A. Watts preached hero
last Sunday forenoon and at Lick
PERSONAL AND LOCAL NEWS.
Nan Overfield has been sick for
Fred Warren of Plant was in tho
Sidney L. Peeler was at Nnsh
villo last Friday.
Commie Rushing of Box was in
the city Saturday.
Will S. Corbitt has becu on tho
sick Hot this week.
U. P. Bonds of Ilolladay was in
tho city yesterday.
S. M. Naif eh returned Saturday
from a trip to Texas.
Miss Eva Work left Monday for
Dickson and Redden.
Joo M. Gillespie has returned
from his Western trip.
Elihu Hudson spent a few days
at Nashville this week.
W. F. Harrison of Ilolladay was
in the city last Friday.
Hon. Tom Peeler of Huntingdon
was in the city Saturday.
Joe Fitzsimmons spent Sunday
with homefolks at Faxon.
Claude Hudson was at Nashville
the latter part of last week.
Miss Ola McDaniel has been vis
iting at Nashville this week.
The first home-grown strawber
rieS were reported last week.
George C. Camp of Eggville has
returned from a trip to Texas.
Thomas H. Bateman was down
at Wyly Tuesday on business.
W. Caraway of Big Sandy spent
ast Friday here with relatives.
A. S. McGill returned this week
from a trip in Middle Tennessee
J. II. Whitfield was down from
Westport the 'latter part of last
W. L. Morris and W. E. McCul-
ugh are "doing" Nashville this
J. G. Crocker of Hollow Rock is
visiting his son, J. D. Crocker, this
, Miss Ella Fausett left Sunday to
visit relatives and friends in Obion
U. A. Potts is at Big Sandy this
week putting in a new telephone
Horace Hooser spent a few days
with relatives and friends at Ha
leys this week.
Gordon Bonds of Ilolladay spent
a few days here with friends the
first of the week.
Charles Hudson has returned to
Westport, where ho ia working for
T. J. Dodd & Co.
Our letters from Claud and'Si
mon last week were received too
late for publication.
Miss Mag Melton has returned
from a visit of several days with
friends et Nashville.
J. R. Davidson of Johnsonville
has been visiting friends and rela
tives here this week.
Mrs. G. L. Totty has joined her
husband at Nashville where they
wnl make their home.
Mrs. Jane Byrns of Greenbrier
ig spending the week here with her
brother, D. J. McRae.
Mrs. J. M. Gillespie left Tues
day to visit relatives and friends at
Nashville and Tullahoma.
Miss Neppie Rives came down
from Tullahoma Saturday to visit
friends and relatives here.
Mrs. Bettie Cunningham spent
a few days with friends and rela
tives at Huntingdon this week.
C. M. M. Harris and Miss Jennie
Swindle, who attended the reunion
at Dallas, Tex., returned Saturday,
G. 15. Colo and Roll Worley of
Hufclbur;,' were in the city yester-
Walter S. Ayros and family came
in from Iowa this week to visit rel
atives and friends.
Miss Mablo Fuller of Golconda,
111., is stayiug with tho family of
Dr. F. G. Hudson.
Don't forgot tho debala to-night
at Be nton Seminary. Theprogram
is caid to be good.
D. G. Hudson has returned homo
from Nashville, after a residence
there of several months.
Enoch II. Harris, Tom Tucker
and Malt Horn attended tho carn
ival at Nashville the first of the
J. AY. Leegan of Simon, who is
traveling for a tobacco company,
spent a few here with friends this
Eugene Travis came up from
Jackson the first of the week and
is spending a few days with home
folks. Rev. S. G. McCluney of Leba
non will preach at the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church next Sunday
Lawyers Tom C. Rye, Sidney L.
Peeler and J. A. Clement uttended
supreme court at Jackson the first
of the week.
Reduced railroad rates of one
fareior tho round trip is drawing
large crowds to Nashville during
Frank Plant waived examination
in the magistrate's court Saturday
and gave bond for his appearance
at circuit court.
Claude Hudson has bought the
Brecheen place and moved there
this week. The place will be im
proved at once.
Misses Ethel Plant, Nettie War
ren, Lula Stephens, Carrie Byrns
and others of Plant spent Sunday
at Hollow Rock.
Joshua B. Bowles of Big Sandy
oined his family here the first of
the week and they accompanied
iim home Tuesday.
A large number from here help
ed to swell the crowd last Sunday
at Hollow Rock. Railroad Agent
W. A. Yarbrough sold 227 round
rip tickets to that point Sunday
We are informed that a survey
will be made to-morrow for a road
and street to begin at the bend of
the road near Maiden Park and
run south to intersect the street
runuing eact and west by the resi
dence of Mrs. Maggie Whitfield.
Rev. Ed. P. Crowe, B.' S., editor
of the Plowshare, will deliver a
lecture at the Methodist Church
to-morrow evening on the subject
of "Temperance." Mr. Crowe is a
forcible and earnest speaker, and
his lectures are highly approved
by those who feel an interest in ths
prohibition movement. Everybody
is invited. Lecture will begin at 8
Walter Lynch, a Benton County
boy who was in the artillery service
in the Spanish-American war in
the Philippines and who is now on
the Manila police force, writes to
his mother, Mrs. D. A.' Lynch, tha
the cholera, smallpox and bubonic
plague are epidemic at Manila, bu
so far the diseases have been con
fined' to the native quarters which
are quarantined. The mortality
is greatest among cholera patients
but so far the Americans have no
contracted the disease.
A nice four-room dwellin
rent at &3.00 per month.
.Allie V. Bowles.
Rudolph Goodman of Lilburn
was in tho city yesterday.
Elbert Florence and Joo Fitz
fcimmons went to Nashville yester
day. Tho review for teachers will bo
gin at Benton Seminary Monday,
A fino rain fell Wednesday, and
farmers were tomewhat delayed in
their work of planting.
The Ladies' Aid Society of tho
Baptibt Church gavo an entertain
ment last night at the homo of Mr.
and Mrs. W. S. Corbitt.
Tho secondary class at Benton
Seminary have elected as their val
edictorian Irving Lewis, and Miss
Paulino Brooks was -elected vale
dictorian of tho ninth grade.
The municipal election Tuesday
passed oil very quietly, and only
79 votes were polled. Tho newly
elected board is as follows: D. B.
Thomas, mayor; If. F. Stigall, R.
L. Phillips, J. J. Weatherly, Will
S. Corbitt and Smith S. Clayton.
Mayor Tom C. Rye was not a can
date for re-election. H. F. Stigall
and R. L. Phillips are members of
he old board, and they can pro
ceed to initiate the newly elected
aldermen in the mystic art of run
ning a great city. The new board
is a good one, and the afTairs of the
own have been entrusted to safe,
conservative men, men who are in-
erested in the future o Camden.
FROM SI MOW.
Jimmie -Beaton is painting the
school-house this week.
J. W. Brumager made a business
rip to Springville last Monday.
0. G. Perkins has purchased a
arm from J. W. Brumager. That
M. M. Garner of near Danville
was in this community on business
he Urst of the week.
Mrs. Rudolph has taken a re
apse and we are grieved to learn
hat she is no better.
Miss Ida Robin of Enloe has
been visiting friends and relatives
in this neighborhood.
Mr. J. A. Metheney end daugh
er, Miss Sophia, visited J. W.
Brumager's family Sunday.
John Clement, who has been at
tending school at Camden, and
Miss Mattie Clement of Camden,
visited relatives near Enloe Satur
day aud Sunday returning to Cam.
Sixon, May, 3.
Uncle Lige Holloman is improv
Jay Farmer is on the sick list
John C. Rushing of Wyly was
The rain this week came in good
time, and the farmers are hustling,
Mrs. Minnie Farmer ia very low
at the home of her father-in-law.
There will be preaching and
singing at Hall's Valley next Sun
There is no change in the condi
tion of Mrs. Bettie Farmer, we re
gret to learn. She has been con
fined to her room for the last three
Claud, May 7.
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correspondent in every locality in
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Lobular eonesiHiiidi'iK'e.l i
A boy has arrived nt tho horn
of Jeesi) Herrin.
ThBoil is getting in goodordc:;
mid fnrnmru n r vnrr lumu i
Cut worms aro destroying corn
and many farmers will bo force
o plant again
Will Barnes, who returned from!
Obion a few weeks ago, is very low
Tho recent rains did a great deal
of damago along the creeks. Rush- j
ings Creek was higher than it hat
been for several years
Mrs. Mary Hudson and compan
ion, Mies Heffley, who f;pent a few
days here with friends and rela
tives, have returned to Paris.
Mrs. Mollie Combs has returned
rora Bolivar where she was given
treatment at the asylum for the in
sane. We hone that she has been
There k a movement on foot to
secure the establishment of a freo
rural mail delivery route through
his section. The route suggested
would leave Big Sandy going up the
river to Baker's Chapel, then eas
to John Pafford'a and on to Big-
Sandy. The prospects are some
what favorable for securing it
Gkeenbmer, May, 6.
We now realize that spring ks
Wheat that was thought to ba
reasonably good is heading low.
Mrs. Ayres returned home last
Friday from an extended .visit. at
Sunday school next Sunday al)
p. m., church conference at 3 p. vx.,
and regular services at 7.S0 p.. m.
Quite a number from this section
went to Hollow Rock last Sunday.
The people seem to never ;fog$t
the first Sunday in 2Jay. Thars
are people who go to thislSanday
picnic at Hollow -Rock xAo lo not
attend church twice a year. We
sometimes wonder if such crowds
don't do those good people who go
there for worship an injustice as
well as their own churches by leav
ing them. Of course there ar-Si
few who go there to woT-ship'aiacl
with the best of intentions, but' for .
the past few years it has:proveto
be nothing less than an annual Sun
day picnic for the greater part 6i
the crowds that make Hollo w Rock
their meca the first Sunday in May.
In many respects -it is even worse
than a Sunday picnic. Many par-'
ents of young girls are obviously
indifferent in a mattecthat ia wor
thy of the greatest concern.
Liberty, May G.
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If not, let us get you up some letter
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It is more business like to use
printed stationery, and then the
cost is very little more. Send us a
Begin in time and clean up your
premises. Make a liberal use of
lime, and thus avoid tha usual
If you receive a copy of TnE
Chronicle and are not a subscrib
er, then this in an invitation for
you to become a regular reader.
I have the best selected stock o
millinery ever brought to Camden,
and the public is invited to come
and inspect my goods.
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