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VOL,. XXVI IT. NO, 4.
PERSONAL AND LOCAL NEWS.
Mule buyers will be in Camden
to in or row.
Arch Townseud of Cedar Grove
was in town tins week.
w i It'oy Melton spent Sunday with
friends tit .Huntingdon.'
tit. L. Rogers left Sunday" n a
visit to Charleston, Mo.
Si M. Naifeh left Saturday on a
trip to Cairo and St. Louis.
J, W. Saunders lias been spend
ing aew days in Nashville.
G '15." llolladay returned yester
day from a visit nt llolladay.
J, E. Ileeder, representing the
Nashville News, wasere Monday.
. 15. Fi Brown went to Mercer on
' business the first of. the week.
Thomas E. Tucker is. confined
at honoB this week with measles.
Mrs. Clande Hudson visited at
V ' n HJ. U.QU . A. Kill I V ' ill
-,j Claude Hudson has been quite
!w B''c' 8 80tne beer this week.
Joe Hubbs will build a dwelling
shortly on his lot on Haley avenue.
Mrs. Waddell of Waverly visit
ed Mrs. Dora McAuley Tuesday.
E Tippett of Coxburg is spend
ing a few days here with relatives.
&udge and Mrs. W. T. Morris
spent a few days in Memphis this
Mrs. W. II. Hooser is spending
aJew days at Waverly with rela
tives. L. L. Stem was taken ill Tues
day morning. He was better yes
terday. J; W. Arnold is preparing to put
up-a dwelling house on the Also
Mrs. R. D. McCord was quite
&iek the first of the week,-but she
Vis some better
Plans are being drawn for a new
dwelling for Prof. McD. Neal in
Lucian Bugg returned Monday
from a trip to Alabama by way of
T. J. Dodd, who went to Chicago
last week, will join his wife this
week in Arkansas.
P. Melton went to Dickson last
Monday, where he placed his son,
Thomas, in school.
R. L. Phillips and little daugh
ter spent a few days at Paris with
i . relatives last week.
J" i1 Gns Bridges and family, John
Mcore and family and others left
this week for Oklahoma.
Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Browning
are spending a few day with rela
tives and friends at Eva.
Marshal J. II. Combs is having
repairs made this week on some of
the sidewalks of the town.
Mrs. J. D. Crocker and little son,
Master Lendell, of Hollow Ilock
.returned home last Friday.
Mrs. J. B. Vickrey was called to
Huntingdon last Friday by illness
in the family of her parents.
Miss Ethel Cooper of Devider
was the guest of County Clerk and
Mrs. W. D. Cooper Monday.
Miss Bernice Presson has been
spending a few days in the eountry
with Mr. and -Mrs. R. W. Ayres.
Miss- Sudi'e Lashlee left Tues
day for Tecumseh, O. T., where
she will make her home with rela
tives. John P. Morris and son, Walter,
of Union City have been up for a
few days' visit to friends and rel
atives. Mrs. B. C. Rushing and daugh
ter, Miss Zula, of Sawyer's Mills
were guests of Mrs. S. S. Clayton
Mrs. E. L. Hudson and children
are spending a few days at Cox
burg with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Alma Fry.
County Clerk W. D. Cooper has
issued marriage licenses to W. S".
Johnson and Lilho lvee. J. J. AI-
. leu and Sara Allea.
F. E. McElyea lias built an ad
dition to Inn shop, which will give
more room for the wagon and re
Mrs. C.T. Brecheen of Memphis,
Mrs. J. E. Totty of Nashville and
Mrs. W. V. Atchison of Clifton
are at the bedside of their father,
Miss Cora Maiden returned lie
firsof the week from Hardin, Ky.,
wlfere she has been spending a few
weeks with her sister, Mrs. W. S.
Uncle Alex Bellrwho has been
in feeble health for several year?,
was taken ill the first of the week
with pneumonia, and his condition
is extremely critical.
Judge L. E. Davis has sold half
interest in his grocery biisinepsto
L. A. Wyatt, and the new firm has
moved into the house recently oc
cupied by Lashlee & Hall.
J. W. Phillips of Wichita Falls,
Tex., uncle of our fellow townsman,
It. L. Phillips, spent last Sunday
in Camden with the family of his
nephew. This is Mr. Phillips' first
visit to Tennessee in 19 years.
Mr. and Mrs: J. II. Whitfield and
Mrs. T. J. Dodd of Mineral Spring,
Ark:, who have been spending sev
eral weeks.here with friends and
relatives, returned home the first
of the week. Miss Hattie Gibson
A telegram has been received
from Battle Creek, Mich., stating
that an operation had been per
formed on W. L. Fryar, who has
been there sometime under treat
ment. He was resting easy, but
his condition is critical.
Master Ray Morris, little son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Morris, was
given a dinner last Friday in hon
orof his fifth birthday anniversary.
Several of his little friends were
present and partook of the feast
and fun of the occasion.
W. S. Potts of Big Sandy has
sent us a curiosity in the shape of
an ear of corn. The fact is, it is
16 ears of corn in 1. One ear is
farly well developed and clustered
around it are 15 small ears varying
in length from 2 to 5 inches.
Newt Wilson, a son of Nathan
Wilson, accidentally got his hand
shot off last Saturday morning.
He was on a wagon when his gun
slipped down and was discharged,
and his hand was eo badly lacera
ted that amputation was necessary.
Dr. D. Garfinkle, the eminent
eye specialist of Nashville, will be
in Camden next Tuesday to remain
one week.., Those wishing to con
sult with him and have their eyes
examined will find him at the Bell
House. See advertisement on this
page of The Chronicle.
Mrs. Ellen Sarrett, wife of Sam
Sarrett, died at the home of her
father, E. C. Tick, Monday morn
ing, of pneumonia. The family
reside in Oklahoma, and Mrs. Sar
rett and her three children came
here during the Christmas holi
days to visit her parents. Almost
at the same time she was taken ill
with measles, and a few days ago
pnenmonia developed. Her hus
band was summoned by telegraph,
and he arrived Saturday evening.
The burial took place at Chalk
Hill Tuesday, Rev. J. M. Pickens
conducting the burial services.
We understand the three children,
one an infant of only a few months,
have the measles. The family and
relatives have our heartfelt sym
pathy in their sad bereavement.
We need longer terms and bet
ter primary schools, and I trust
that you will see that the money
is' used to supply these needs.
Employ no one to teach in these
public schools that does not love
little children and is not thorough
ly qualified." Professional knowl
edge and a high order of attain
ments are v absolutely necessary.
The primary teacher should be
the best teacher in the school sys
tem. Seymour A. Mynders.
All' communications must be re
ceived at this office by Tuesday or
not later than Wednesday.
CHARGED WITH ROBBERY,
Tom Ci-owell hikI Hownrri lI'rlet Ar
rvtoul on Ktttfle Crk.
Tom Crowell and Howard De
riest, who are supposed lo have
been implicated in the robbery of
the Cumberland Telephone and
Telegraph Company at Nashville
last November, were arrested at
their homes in the first civil dis
trict and brought to Camden Tues
day morning. Their, arrest was
effected Monday night by Dpputy
Sheriff C. E. Hoi comb of Nash
ville, A. N. Lindsey of Big Sandy
and Sheriff R. D. McCord.
DePriest was found at his home
near the month of Eagle Creek,
and Crowell was at his grandmoth
er's, the widow DePriest. Crow
ell gave the officers some trouble
when they located him, and they
had to threaten to break the door
of the house down before he would
submit to arrest.
It will be remembered thjit Mel
ville W. Wheeler, assistant cashier
of the Cumberland Telephone and
Telegraph Company at Nashville,
was held up early one morning in
November and relieved of about
$3,000 in bank notes by two un
Crowell and DePriest, suspected
of being the robbers, were arrested
a few weeks ago, but there is some
controversy as to just how they re
gained their liberty. The officers
making the arrest claim that their
prisoners made their escape one
night. Crowell and DePriest as
sert they were acquitted.
Deputy Sheriff Holcomb, who
has been quietly at work on the
case, again located Crowell and
DePriest, and came down Saturday
to effect their arrest. He was fol
lowed here on Sunday by Melville"
W. Wheeler, whose identity was
not known here until after his re
turn to Nashville Tuesday morn
ing. Deputy Sheriff Holcomb and
Sheriff McCord were joined here
by A. N. Lindsey of Big Sandy
Monday morning, and by aid of in
formation in their possession the
officers left for Eagle Creek that
morning and after nightfall they
made the capture
Just what evidence the David
son County official has against the
men under duress is not known,,
but he carried them to Nashville
on Tuesday morning, where they
were bound over to the criminal
court to await the action of the
grand jury, and in default of $1,000
bonds they were committed to jail.
It has been intimated that Mel
ville Wheeler sufficiently identifi
ed the men to justify the officer in
taking them to Nashville.
Even since returning to Nash
ville Mr. Wheeler, it is said, is very
reticent in regard to the capture
of Crowell and DePriest, and re
fuses to say whether or not he had
identified them as the guilty ones.
Deputy Sheriff Holcomb declined
to make any statement in the case,
and no definite information can be
DePriest has the name of being
an honest, upright citizen, and it
is claimed by citizens of the first
district that he was at home at the
time the robbery was committed.
Little is known here of Crowell,
except that he has served a term in
the penitentiary for larceny
THE CAKE WALK.
Few people know the real origin
of the cake walk. It is known, of
course, that it originated with the
negroes of the South, but just how
may be interesting to know.
At first the well known walk was
merely ah incident to the negroes
in their dances, and was an imita
tion of a gamecock as he announced
his victory by strutting around and
flapping his wings.
One man would stand at the head
of a line and all would follow, do
ing just as he did, strutting, crow
ing and scratching. The more
novel and ridiculous the antics of
the negroes the greater was the
amusement, and the couple who
provoked the most fun and laugh
ter were the most popular and the
man was declared "cock of the
walk" and made leader of the next
no n pi!
IP!1 I.' frTTVriT'A.VI"'
OF NASHVILLE, TENN.,
INVENTOR OF THE FAMOUS
fiariltle Y ip gemedij
Will be at Camden arid can be
1 seen at the Bell House from
Tuesday, January 26, to Tues
day, February 2, 1904
He invites every man, woman and child who suffers with Granulated
Eyelids, Sore Eyes, Watering, Itching, Burning, Smarting, gumming'
or any kind of Eye trouble, to call on him and he will Examine the
Eyes with the Latest Optical Instruments, and will give one sample
bottle of his WONDERFUL EYE REMEDY to every sufferer
ABSOLUTELY FREE. He' also has over 3,000 pair of the VERY
FINEST and BEST SPECTACLES on hand. It does not matter
how weak, near-sighted, or faivsighted your eyes are, he surely can
and will suit you so as to enable you to see good and bright, and give
satisfaction and delight, and at a very reasonable price for first-class
work. Remember the eyesight is
depends upon the skill of the Eye Specialist, the quality of the Len
ses and the adjustment of the frames to the face. Eye strain pro-
duces more Headache than all other causes combined, but when the
eyes are properly fitted it is a suro cure for such headaches. There
is no other permanent remedy for it. Scliool children are often ren
dered dull and backward, not from lack of natural intelligence, but
because they have bad eyes, which make a close application to study
so painful as to be intolerable. Parents and school teachers should
not neglect this important matter, as it might make a bright, intelli
gent child of an otherwise stupid ono. Remember this Great Eye
Remedy has cured thousands of people in this State, after paying out
hundreds of dollars to doctors for
ing any benefit whatever. A free
can be cured. Consultation and
be seen every day at the BELL HOUSE from Tuesday, January 26,
until Tuesday, February 2.
PASS ON THE PRAISE.
The Nashville News published
the following article, and it is such
a beautiful sentiment we feel like
it is worth passing on:
" 'You're a great little wife, and I
don't know what I would do with
out you.' And as he spoke he put
his arms about her and kissed her,
and she forgot all the care in that
moment. And, forgetting all, she
sang as she washed the dishes, and
sang as she made the beds, and the
song was heard next door, and a
woman there caught the refrain,
and sang also, and two homes were
made happier because he had told
her that sweet old story, the story
of the love of a'husband for a wife.
As she sang the butcher boy, who
called for the order, heard it, and
went out whistling on his journey,
and the world heard the whistle,
and one man hearing it, thought:
Here is a lad who loves his work,
a lad happy and contented.
"And because she sang her heart
was mellowed, and as s.he swept
about the back' door, the cool air
kissed her on each cheek and she
thought of a poor, old woman she
knew, and a little basket went over
to that home, with a quarter for a
crate or two of wood.
"So, because he kissed her and
praised her, the song came, and the
influence went out and out.
"Pass on the praise.
"A word and yoa may make a
rift in the cloud; a smile, and you
may create a new resolve; a grasp
of the hand, and you may repossess
a soul from hell.
"Pass on the praise.
"Does your clerk do well?
"Pass on the praise.
JANUAKY 22. 11)04.
priceless, and the fitting of Lenses
other eye remedies, without gain
sample will convince you that you
Examination Free to All. He can
"Tell him that you are pleased,
and if he is a good clerk he will
appreciate it more than a raise. A
good clerk does not work for his ,
"Pass on the praise.
"Teacher, if the child is good,
tell him about it; if he is better
tell him again. Thus, you see,
good, better, best.
"Pass on the praise now. Pass
it on in the home. Don't go to
the grave and call 'mother.' Don't
plead, 'hear me, mother; you were
a kind mother, you were a good
mother, and smoothed away many
a rugged path for me.'
"Those ears can not hear that
glad admission. Those eyes can
not see the light of earnestness in
yours. These hands may not re
turn the embrace you now wish to
"Why call so late? Pass on the
Wanted To sell or exchange
valuable property in Camden for
farming land. Apply to C. V.
Hawley, Camden, Tenn.
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