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' J In 1 1 ! 1 IU "HI T1 H P VIA KV JAM. VOL. XXIV. NO. -1 . cam Di;x. ti;xni:ssi:i:. MAY iTJ. 3K)i A WDE i J H Mi y H y ,1 n V J We are $ the only J Merchants In Camden that havo eontin a ued in business for ten years. Jjvery business in the town $ pavo two havo either failed, quit or died, and ve attribute f our success to the correct way f in which wo treat our custom- o . il 1 - j era. oomw oi iuer.i uuve tsiui k. j to us from the beginning, and jf are Bill I with us. 4 Vie Jill (tils Jirtl BECAUSE J Ve Biiii Then RijM. J Wo study your wants, and ouy accordingly When you want your clock, watch or jewely repaired, you know where to go. ? If vour telephone cets out 4 4 of shape, bring it to us. If you want to sell what you liavo in the produce line, we (I want it. 4 WE ARE GOING TO BE 4 ON TOP AND SELL YOU 4 GOODS ON THE BOTTOM, f 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 We thank you for the past f faTors shown, and ask you to I continue with rs. 4 STI G A LL tf POTfl. FROM MclLLVVAIN. (Kenular correspondence. Rain is badly needed throughout this section. Sunday school meets at 9.30 a. m. Everybody come and try to make it interesting. Say, boys, make sure you can se cure a team before you make a date with your girl for a long drive. L. II. Presson opened a singing school here last Saturday. This community is in need of good sing ers, and Mr. Presson ought to have a full school. We, are glad to learn that John Oarrish, who has been 'confined to his room all winter and spring with rheumatism, 53 able to be out againt .even though it is only a little while ,at a time. Mrs. Lucy Newsome, the wife of .Elbert Newsome, and daughter of Henry Franks, died yesterday and will be buried at Flatwoods Ceme jtery to-day. She leaves a husband and three little children, mother, father and two brothers, who have the sympathy of ahost of friends. It is with sorrow we report the v death of Gray Woodard, which oc ? curred Sunday. Uncle Gray was in lris,82qd year, and leaves one daughter and a sister. His body was laid to rest at Flatwoods Cem- tery yesterday. Burial services were held by Rev. A. M. C. Gos eett. We extend sympathy to the bereaved ones. McIllwain, May 20. Bring or send us your news of general interest, and we will pub lish it with pleasure. "Pepvito," "Cococola," "Celery ... - Cola" and other refreshing drinks, .si Tom Tucker's' .on the south side. PERSONAL AND LOCAL NEWS. It. It. Rogers of Ifustburg waH over on business Wednesday. Miss Zula McElyea has been in disposed several days this week. John W. Blair of Huntingdon spent Sunday here with friends. Undo Tom Keo and wife of Dc-vider-wero in the city Wednesday. Mrs. T. C. Itye and Mrs. Uora McAuloy visited at Waverly this week. Robert L. Phillips left Friday for Faducah to work for -the Mc Coriuick Co. Next Sunday is the repjnlar ap pointment of Rev. Alonzo Nunnery at this place. After spending the wek here, Eugene Travis left Sunday night for Jackson. Tom J. Dodd and J. H. Whit field were down from Westport the first of the week. J. J. Cole of Garfield was in the city Monday. He reports good rains and fine crops. Mrs. W. L. Morris and children went to Big Sandy Wednesday to visit relatives and friends. Joe Odle of Coxburg attended commencement of McTyeire Insti tute at McKenzie this week. Acting Attorney General Tom C. Rye camo up from Union City and spent Sunday with his family. Mrs. Anna Lowry -and child of Hollew Rock visited 'her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Mc'Daaiel, this week. Rev. Yates Moore 'has returned from McKenzie where he attended commencement at McTyeire Insti tute. Jeff Throgmorton, who has been up in Wayne County for sometime, is spending a few days lliere with friends. Clifford Bateman returned home yesterday from McKeude, where he has been attending school the past year. Rer. J. M. Pickens will begin a revival meeting at the Methodist Church next Sunday. Rev. W. J. (Carlton of Dresden will assist in ;the meeting. ' By direction of the president, bX. members of the Claude Hudson Concert Band are requested to be at the band room Saturday even ing t the hour of 7 d'clock. I.Greenberg, one of the bes scrap iron dealers in the country, is in Camden. Get up your old iron and bring it to him and ge the spot cash. You will nd him at the Bell House. The following parties fcave fees in the circuit clerk's office: John Howe, W. W. Patrick, J. J. Cole S. A. French, J. W. Baggett, Tom Lewia, Alvin Cole. Unless called for the law directs that this money be turned into the county treasury, The Standard Oil Co. proposes to mako Camden a distributing point for Benton County, and we understand that they will put in a tank here at once. This will be a great convenience for our trades people, who will bo enabled to avoid many vexatiousdelays. Applicants for manager are numerous and sev eral petitions are being .circulated and freely signed by our citizens, "Ice Cold Lemonade" on tap a the Fry Drug Co. Try a Cold Milk Shake at tho Frv DruL' Co. I o Uo to the ry Drug Co. .when I.you waut boda v ater, P. A. Bridges of Middlebrook and Mi.s Mary Minor were -united n marringo at the homo of the brido at Mixioan .Carroll County ast Wednesday. They gavo a, re ception and suppor at their homo n the fourth district Wednesday evening. N ejom.in wishing them a long and happy. married lifo. William Harrison, whosomelime ago bought tho Towusend property on Pari3 street, and who lately ar rived in Camden from Merridian, Miss., ia making arrangements to fonco in his entire fanm, build an addition to his dwelling and other wise improve the property. Mr. Harrison and family will mako val uable additions to our county, and we join in extending a welcome to hem. A terrible tragedy occurred at Waverly Monday when A. E. Jus tice shot and killed his wife and then killed himself. Justice con- ceakd himself in a chicken house and when his wife went in ho lock ed the door, then with a pistol he 6hot her twice, killing her instant- y. He shot himself behind the right ear and in the left leg break ing it. He died in a chort time. fin unhappy married life, caused by his love for strong .drink, has had a fearful ending. Mrs. Justice was the daughter of Mrs. Waddell, who. has many friends in Camden and Benton County. CHILDBEN'S VAX. The members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, and es pecially those who met with the children at rehearsals, have exhib ited the usual degree of interest in the preparation for the children's day exercises this year, and a very pleasant and profitable time was had at the church last Sunday. The handsome new church was tastefully decorated with beautiful flowers and potted plants, and the day was all that could ihave been desired to make the occasion a suc cess. The children who took u part in the exercises seemed to realize that it was in every essential their day, and from the least little tot up did their parts creditably and nobly. The exercises consisted of songs, recitations and interesting and ap propriate addresses. The offering was good, much larger than usual. A large and attentive audience en tirely filled the church (from the beginning of the program until the final benediction, and all liare pro nounced it one of the best services of the kind they ever attended. ELECTRIC LIGHT. While no plan for lighting the town have fully matured, we are authorized to say that Camden wil have electric lights. Several plans are being consid ered, and some definite arrange ment for getting a larger dynamo and putting in better lights wil probably be concluded within the next few days. In the event the city council does not take favorable action, private enterprise is ready, to put in the plant. Anyway, the town is going to liave eleetric lights. TEACHEKS' ASSOCIATION. The Benton County Teachers' Association met at Mclllwain Sat urday, May 17, 1002. Presiden McD. Neal was not present, and J, W. Mclllwain was called to the chair. Devotional services were led by J. A. Spence., The program brought out some interesting discussions, especially the question of a high school .for ienlon County, which has tho en dorsement of our best educators. A county high eclfool, better pub ic schools and. compulsory oduca- ion are tho'threo things needful in tho estimation of many) in tho Stnto to-day. W. T. Morris, W. T. Cooper and W. T. Pafford .wero appointed a committee on resolutions, and thero being no futher business tho asso ciation adjourned to meet at Cox burg June 11, 11)02. Hallie Lawhesce, Secretary. HLVSONIC CKLKB RATION. Tho Masons of Camden lodge will celebrate St. John's Day, Juno 21, at Cow-ell's Chapel. There will bo a Masonic proces- sion, Masonic address .and other speaking, and a game of base ball will bo played in the afternoon. Dinner willbe served on the ground. Tho Claudo Hudson Concert Band has been invited to attend and tako part in the celebration. , Every body come and bring a well- filled basket and lets all "join the Masons" in making it a day of pleasure. T. J. Lowry, C. II. COWELL, L. H. Cain, Committee. FROM DOWN STHE ROAD. Regular correspondence. Wonder why Hubert Cuff goes south every Sunday? Farmers are nearly through with he work of planting. A good season of rain would be very acceptable at this time. Mrs. F. II. Cuff and Mrs. Carrie Toliver went to Way this evening. Some of the young people who went to the singing at Chalk Hill Sunday report a good time and a good dinner. It is a fact that while plowing in the new ground of G. H. Cuff the other day, Shurley Cuff plowed up up a skillet and cover. ' He reiuses to tell what was in it, however. Down the Road, May 20. FR03I FLATWOODS. Regular correspondence Rain is badly needed through out this locality. Miss Phcebe Melton is better, we are pleased to learn. Miss Lola Cowan has been -on the sick list for some time. B. F. Davidson went to Clyde- ton Thursday on business. Several from this place attended singing at Chalk Hill Sunday. The Berry Graveyard was given a thorough cleaning Saturday. Flatwoods was represented at the teachers' association at Mclllwain Saturday. W. A. ;Cowan has been wearing a broad .smile since last Sunday. Can you explain it, Miss Rachel? Tho buildings .generally known as the Hartley houses were burned this morning. They were not oc cupied, hence the origin of the fire is a mystery. Don't forget the appointment of Rev. E. R. Conder next Sunday at Wesley Chapel. .Program will be arranged for children's day exer cises which will be held the fourth Sunday in June. Flatwoods, May 20. Go to Tucker's, on the south -aide, for a cold Soda. All flavors. Have you tried a Milk Shako at Tucker's? They're "out of sight." A nice four-room dwelling for .rent.nt $5.00 per month. Allie Y. Bowles. ( ( ) u 1 1 1 :s i ( ) . dknc i :. FROM MIDDLED ROOK. H'i!arfineiH)U(l(Mice.) We tiro glad to learn that Leo Cowull, who injured his foot, can bo out again. Tho Masonic fraternity will have a giand-celebration and picnic, at Cowell's Chapel on St. John's Day. Alfred, tho little boh of Willis C. Thompson, got his noso badly bit ten by a horse ono day last week, Sam Cooper, littlo son of Mrs. Alice Kee, ran nway last week. No doubt ho -will return hoiae soon, like all the. other boys who ran away. John Cowell .had a well dng on his plaoo last week, and whilu at work ho was struck on the heat! and badly hurt He ia ablo to bo out again. It has .'been announced ihat P. A. Bridges and Miss Mary Minor, who resides at Mixie, will bo unit ed in the holy bonds of wedlock to-morrow. We extend congratu lations and best wishes in advance. Middlebrook, May 20. FKOM CROOKED CREEK. Speoial oorresiwndcsice. Justice Homer Parker went to Danville Saturday on important business. Mrs. Luckie Anglin of Danville is visiting friends in this neighbor hood this week. Deputy Sheriff J. C. Parker anil Constable M. M. Garner were at Big Sandy Saturday. Marion Lindsey of Arkansas ie spending a few days here with tho diomefolks and old frienda Farmers are needing' rain badly. Some have had to stop plowing ou account of the dry weather. Crooked Creek, May 20. FROM SIMOM. Special correspondence. W. S. Doty of Manleyville was in this community Friday. Aaron Clement passed through here Sunday en route to Sulphur Well. Mrs. Jeff Stockdale is visiting relatives and friends on Lick Creek this week. Rev. W. A. Watta will preach at New Hope next Sunday morning at 10.30 o'clock. Mrs. T. 'D. Cooper accidentally stuck an awl in her wrist the other day. We regret to leara that it is very painful to her. Misses Delia Cooper, Lena Per kins and Jennie Clement and tho Messrs. J. Wesley Leegan, Edgar Clement and Jordan Perkins and several others from this community went to see the Danville bridge last Sunday. They report a pleasant time. Simon, May 17. FK.OM CLAUD. Regular eorrespondence.) Farmers are through plantin Corn is looking fine. Mrs. Mollie Hartley and chil dren were guests of her father last Sunday. The first Sunday in June will bo observed as memorial day at the .Farmer Cemetery. There was siuging at Hall's Val ley Sunday. Rev. Jesso Farmer preached at 11 a. m. Mrs. Bettie Farmer has moved to her father-in-law's, D. M. Farmer. She is still in very feeble health. Claud, May 20. If you receive a copy of TirE Ciiroxicle and aro not a subscrib er, then this in an invitation fcr you to b.co'ii3 a ' it.tr ruljr.