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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Progress Telktiionb No. 17.
Friday, April 5, 1901.
The constitutional con
vention bill hi.m Iecn gently
laid .to re.t.
The 4,dog law," which
passed the Senate by a hand
some majority, ha be'.n kill
ed in the House. The m:my
cur will eventually be taxed
however, as public sentiment
is rapidly growing in favor of
finch a law.
Under the present redis
tricting bill, the Twenty-sixth
Senatorial District comprise
the Counties of Hardeman,
McNairy, Hardin, Decatm
and Rent oil The Twenty
fifth Floterial Distiict is com
posed of Haywood, Harde
man and Chester.
If the citizens of Bolivai
desire an electric light plant,
it is within their power to
have it, and if they fail, they
will stand in their own light.
By all means encourage tin
enterprise. Bolivar must p.
forward, and this is a step in
the right direction.
In compliance with a peti
tion, signed by thirty-two le
gal voters of the town of
Foster introduced a bill in
the House Wednesday to
abolish the charter of said
town and reincorporate un
der the act of 1899, said bill
to take effect April 1, 1002.
The bill reincorporating
Bolivar provides that the
present Mayor, Marshal,
Board of Aldermen and Boar
of Education shall hold their
respective oflie.es until the
first Tuesday after the third
Monday in January, 1902.
-when the offices shall be
filled by an election, all ex
cept the Board of Education
to be elected for one year,
the Board for three vears.
Prof. D. E. Bis ri or was
elected Superintendent of
Public Instruction of Harde
man County by the Quarter
ly Court Monday to fill out
the unexpired term of Super
intendent J. A. Hudson, who
has recently moved from the
county. Having successful
ly passed the required exam
iuation, Prof. Bishop is qual
ified for the important and
responsible position; and be
sides he is devoted to his pro
fession and no doubt will ex
ert every effort to advance
the cause of education.
ADDITIONAL LOCAL NEWS.
Mrs. J. Kalin ami daughter. Miss Marie, are
visiting in Memphis.
Mr. Will Joyner attended the Joy tier-Harts -field
marriage at Dresden Wednesday.
We learn that a caip of "Sons of Confederate
Veterans" will soon be organized in Bolivar.
Little Dewey Whittenton, who has been dan
gerously sick, we are glad to state is improving.
A negro section hand, whose name we did not
learn, was Killed by the South bound passenger
train yesterday morning at Shandy.
Mr. II. P. Joyner and bride rassed through
Bolivar Wednesday evening enroute to New Or
leans, where they will spend their honey moon.
Prayer meeting Friday night at 7.3i) o'clock.
Missionary meeting Saturlay afternoon at 3
o'clock. Sunday's services, morning subject:
"The Resurrection of Christ, th "Bulwark of
Christian Faith ;" evening subject: "Fleeing for
Kefuge." All invited. Members urged to come
SuDday morning. J. F. RAT,
Tastor Baptist Church..
The pupils of St. Katharine's School enjoyed a
rare treat Wednesday evening in the lecture of
Bishop Ti os. F. Gailor on "Curiosities of Litera
ture." The ease with which the subject was han
dled evinced the deep thought and study bestowed
upon it. The histcry of some of our commonest
words and the abuse to which they are put at the
present time was ;n many instances moat laugha
ble. After holding his hearers for an hour, the
speaker concluded by reading an amusing poem on
the oddities of the singular and plural forms of
Attention, Confederate Veterans!
Assemble yourselves at the Court
House, in the town of Bolivar,
Tenn., at 12 o'clock, m., on the
fourth Saturday ia this month to
make arrangements to attend the
Confederate Reunion at Memphis in
May next. All Confederate veter
ans of Harderaaa County will be
present as above uotiGed.
C. C. -Mc Daniel,
Commanding Camp Neely.
Dorris, Tenn., Apr. 3, 1901.
HISTORY OF HARDEMAN COUNTY'S
......... j .
The First Erected in the Souths
Editor Bulletin You
asked me more than once to
out for publication a sort of history husband, son, father, brother,
of the Confederate monument in the : sweetheart, friend, lie appealed to
court yard of Hardeman County. ! the women, and, early in the year
Siuce receiving your note the other! 1S6G, met with a number of them
day, I have gotten together the in Bolivar, and the following wo
meraorauda and papers relating j men were organized as "The Con
thereto, including the minutes of 'federate Monumental Association
the original organization, and now of Hardeman County": MesdanieN
comply with your request. ,'E I. McNeal, R P. Neely, Pitser
1 believe 1 am not mistaken in
saying that this monument, now in
the Bolivar court yard, was the first
of its kind erected in the entire
South. One earnest thought,
strongly and deeply felt by the
writer upon his return home from
Greensborouih, North Carolina,
where Johnson surrendered in 1805,
will be familiar after thirty-six
years to thousands of Confederate
soldiers now living all over the
land, as a thought that came to each
and every one of them. It was the
thought of the duty of the living
soldier to his dead comrade. The
cause was lost. Thousands of brave
men bad given their lives for that
which in the eyes of the world was
an utter failure, with the stamp of
treason on it. Their government
had vanished. Their records were
in the hands of tL G 1 r I el to foea. The
history writers called their action
insurrection and rebellion. The
government to which they hail sub
mitted, in its public acts and laws,
did the same. They had done all
that men could do, and when all
further effort was impossible, they
submitted with dignity and earnest,
whole-hearted good faith. Thirty
five years has proven that good
faith. That good faith did not im
ply a forgelf ulness by the living of
their duty to the dead. These had
no government to protect their
memories, or to houor their" graves.
If the government, to which they
had submitted with loyal ititent,
branded them with treason, and un
der the circumstances naturally so,
yet they felt that home permanent
record must be made for these dea'l
comrades, which would .in deed
thereafier be a record as well for
the living. This was the thought,
and yet there were difficulties, hard
ly to be appreciated now. One dif
ficulty was money. Very few Con
federates had any of that. Another
and even a greater one, was a sort
of quasi reign of terror, which then
politically overshadowed the South
ern states. Almost immediately
after the surrender, in the year 1803,
the writer conferred with friends,
with the purpose of erecting a pub
lic monument to the Confederate
dead of Hardeman County. To an
swer its purpose, it must represent
the County, and therefore by official
sanction must be in the court house
It will be remembered by those
living at that time, that all officers,
judges, justices of the peace were
appointed by the ceutral authority
at Nashville. The government was
practically military. All Confeder
ates were disfranchised. Opinions
were timid, because prudence aud
caution were necessary. With few
exceptions, the men with whom the
writer conferred, thought best to
wait, and gave him only discourage
ment. This is uot said in criticism,
for the times were very troublous.
Some feared the political atmosphere
was unfavorable. Many others urg
ed that the needs of the living and
the widows and orphans should be
provided for, rather than waste
money on marble. True it is that
this should be done, but still other
things not left uudone. So the
writer appealed to a tribunal where
faith and loyalty never fail and
where the highest courage is never
duty is owing to
Miller, Ann Roper, M. P. Roberts,
Hugh Harkins. R. G. Crawford, R.
On the organization, Mrs. Rufus
I'. Neely was elected president aud
Albert T. McNeal was made secre
tary. Rufus S. Hardv, a merchant
of Bolivar, was elected treasurer.
The proper proceedings of organiza
tion were had and a constitution
adopted. Here I quote from the
record tbe preamble:
"In as much as we deem it a sa
cred duty of the liviug to pay all
respect to the memory of those who
fell in the late struggle, giving up
their lives in a cause which was ours
as well as their own; and as many
of the purest and best citizens of
Hardeman County perished at the
post of duty and now rest in graves
unknown and unmarked, we believe
it clue from us to each and every
one of tht'm to transmit to posterity
some testimonial ot our apprecia
tion of their sacrifice."
I quote further the fifth article of
the constitution adopted, to-wit:
"Tne object of this association
(as set forth n the resolutions to
which the names of the members
are attached) is simply to erect a
monument, commemorative of the
Confederate dead of Hardeman
County, which shall have inscribed
upon it the names of all who have
fallen in battle or died in the Con
federate service during the late war
for Southern Independence."
I also quote a few lines from a
circular, then issued to the citizens
of Hardeman Comity:
"It will be seen from the above
that an effort is being made to do
smiie honor to our fallen heroes.
The gallant Confederates who per
ished hi the late war h.j,ve no gov
ernment to gather their remains or
protect their memory. Tl.ey died
battling for us, and some perpetual
maik of our appreciation is due, not
merely as an houor to their memo
ry, but to stand as a living witness
in future-) ears that they were not
regarded as traitors by their own
people, and that we delight to do
Subscription lists were sent out,
but marble work at that time was
very costly, and there was much
difficulty in raising the money.
Confederate soldiers were by no
means rich, and the people of the
South generally had lost much. It
was ascertained that it would take
over tLree thousand dollars to erect
a suitable monument, and it' was
three years before the money was
raised and the monument erected.
Its cost was about thirty-five hun
dred dollars, more than "twice as
much as it would uost now. And
here I must say, in again rendering
tribute to the women, that only
about one third of the amount came
from subscriptions. Fully as much
or more than the subscription list
was raised by the ladies and the
young girls in various ways, to
gether with the proceeds of a lour
nament near Bolivar. The young
girls, at one of their concerts, net
ted two huudred and twenty-uine
dollars and seventy-five cents, and
j the proceeds of one strawberry sup
per was ninety dollars and ten cents
uet. The proceeds of the tourna-
j ment was five hundred aud ten dol-j
!'"S - V,
derived from interest on the fund,
together with the profit made in
buying Hardeman County Court
House Bond at the discount then
allowed ty the County Court, and
after collecting some interest, iell
ing'lhem at par.
During ail the time, the Bolivar
Bulletin, then edited and controll
ed by Jlosew R. Parrish, E-q , was
an earnest and faithful friend of the
association, ami aided it with the
free ihc of itn col tun un on all occa
sions. The monument wa not actually
erected until January, 1870.
Even then, .when the writer made
application to the County Court for
periiiioriion to erect it in the court
house yard, there are many now liv
ing who will remember the extreme
timidity and nervousness of the
magistrates in granting the request.
I do not think I heard over three or
four audible votes. However, the
monument v as put in the court
house yard. It was truly represen
tative of Ilardennu County then,
and it is as much so at this day.
The individual names were not put
upon the monument. The omission
was deliberate, however, and not es
pecially on account of the expense.
It as thought bent not to do so, a
some might be omitted inadvertent
ly and there would have been dis
tinctions in position not desirable.
The inscriptions on the monument
are as follows:
"Though men deserve,
They may not win success;
The brave will honor the brave,
Vanquished none the less."
"To the Confederate Dead of Hardeman County,
"In Hope of a Joyful Resurrection'
"Hardeman County Erects This Monument to the
Memory of Her Sons, Fallen In tho
Service of the Confederate
I trust the day will come when
the entire South will be dotted with
similar memorials, as a permanent
and unanswerable record of a great
historical fact. Sincerely yours,
Albert T. McNeal.
Bolivar, Tenn., April 2, 1901.
LOCAL and PERSONAL.
Next Sunday is Easier.
Onion sets at Hudson's.
Mrs. J. E Frazier returned to
The rain fall in March amount'
ed to 3.41 inches.
Mrs. G. M. Wilkinson is visit
iner in Jackson this week.
Miss Nannie Anderson has re
turned from Corinth, Aliss.
Mrs. Anderson, ot loone, is
visitinir her sister. Mrs. Jane War
Mr. G. A. Black spent several
days in Memphis this week on busi
ness. Miss Mary Franklin, of the 5th
district, was in town the first of the
Mrs. Jas. Withers and son,
Leon, of Jackson, spent Sunday in
Miss May . Wellons, of Grand
Junction, visited in Bolivar the first
cf tne week.
J. A. "Wilson, Jr., spent Sun
day with II. F. Wilson and family
Mesdames W. G. McMaster
and McGlohu returned to Medon
Mr. B. F. Hudelleston, who re
cently moved to Jackson, spent sev
eral days in the county this week.
Just received a handsome line of
Ladies' Brooch Pins, Hat Pins, etc
etc. Lightfort & Co.
jlts8 Mattie Cochrane has re
turned from an extended visit to
Nashville aud Corinth friends and
Rev. G W.
Wilson, of Jack
Elder of this dis
at the Methodist
Mr. E. L. Lightfort has for
warded his resignation as Election
Commissioner of Hardeman County
to Gov. MoMilliti.
other kinds Garden
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Campbell,
of the 5th district, have the sympa
thy of many friends in the loss of
their baby last Wednesday.
Mr. R. M. Wright, of Saulsbn
ry, senior member of the substantial
and reliable firm of Wright Bros.,
was among our visitors Monday.
Mr. W. II. Irwin, formerly of
Alcorn County, Miss., has recently
moved to Pocahontas and purchas
ed the Thomas Shea farm and mill.
New lot of small round Alarm
Clocks. Price, one dollar.
LlGHTFOBT fc Co.
-On account of the Memphis
races, the Illinois Central will sell
tickets at rate or" one and one-third
fare, from April 1st to 24th iuclu-
April 10th and 11th
of dental work are invited to
him at said limes and place.
Drills, Paints Oils, Win
dow Gla.H, Varnishes, etc..
cht-ap at Hudson W
At the April term of County
Court, George W. Breedeir was ap
pointed administrator de bonis non
of C. H. Donaldson, deceased; H.
B. Wright was appointed adminis-i
trator of M. M. Dickersou, deceased.
At 10 o'clock Sunday morning,
at the home of the groom's brother,
Arthur Clift, who lives two miles
south of Bolivar, W. A. Clift and
Miss Lizzie Ray were married, W
J. Cox, judge of the County Court,
New lot of eight day Clocks from
five different factories just receiv
ed. Lkiiii'fort & Co.
We understand that Mr. J. M.
Avent has closed a deal for the
Beasley place,' between Hickory
Valley ami LaGrange, for a Mr.
Ames, a Boston millionaire. Mr.
Ames will use the property for a
The shirt waist mm and the i
and the people year after year keep
on throwing their clothes awav
The coat and the vest are laid to
rest, and where is the ileeey fhiwl?
AimI clothes get thiner and fewer
what will be the end of it all? Oh
what will the shirt waist mm take
next from the things he hs to wear?
And wnat will the shirt waist gin
throw off from the shoulders n iw
half bare? The shirt waist m:in
and the uet waist girl go rolIicirg
down the way. Have we started a
trend that is going to end in the old
ft leaf some day? Sovereign Visi
Go to Hudson's for School
Books School Supplies, Toi
let Articles, etc. lie sells
Mrs. T. M. Moore entertained
the "Social Club" and a few invited
friends last Friday evening. As an
invitation from Mrs. Moore is a
harbinger of a most delightful even
ing, the inclemency of the weather
did not dampen the desire of all to
be present at the "book" reception.
Each one was dressed to represent
some book title and much merri
ment was caused by the quaint and
unique make-ups. Miss Kate Mc
Bride as "The Old Fashioned Girl"
carried off a prize of a gorgeous
bunch of nasturtiums. Spirited
guessing was had over objects to
represent book titles. Misses Jen
nie Ilardaway and Sadie Durrett
being successful contestants, cut for
the prize, a bniieh of white violets,
Miss Jennie winning. Delightful
refreshments were served. The ta
ble was a dream of artistic skill, in
the center was a mirror over which
was trailed quantities of smilax.
There was laid to rest yester
day in Elmwood cemetery an aged
and respected negro who has been a
somewhat noted figure in North
Mississippi, and who was one of the
landmarks of Marshall county. He
was named James Moore and was a
resident of Holly Springs for an al
most continuous period of thirty-
hve years. His early lite was
passed at Raleigh, N. C, in which
place he was born about 7 years
ago. He was brought from that
State to Tennessee and later became
the property of Dr. Moore, a lead
ing citizen and physician of liar e
man county. Subsequently he pitt
ed into the ownership of Gen. R.
P. Neely, attending that distinguish
ed gentleman during a part of the
civil war. Leaving Bolivar he went
to Holly Springs, taking up the
trade of a barber, at which he was
always successful. His funeral ser
vices were held yesterday morning
at the Metropolitan Baptist church,
corner of Vance and DeSoto streets,
Revs. E. J. Searcey and T. 6. Fuller-
officiating. The occasion
brought a large outpouring of the
colored race by which old James
Moore was affectionately remember
ed. Commercial Appeal.
New Store !
I have recently open
ed a new stock of
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS,
HATS, CAPS, ETC.
in the building recently
vacated by Brewer, Ma-
2 con & Co., on the South
of the Square. I
RESPECTFULLY SOLICIT A
SHARE OF THE PUBLIC
patronage and pro m-
T ISO tO treat HIV CUStoraerS
w - - - J Tf.
. fairly and to give
to gd values.
D. E. BURRETT.
Ginghams are the
un st t-t
will tin 1 iin extra
Ox fords and Sitiip JSlmpers
mer. We think we ean plea-e yon.
All the new ereations in 1,-tdies' Xeckweai atid Belts.
Yon wdl f 1 1 1 1 1 the prices very re.io?iahle.
As UMiaj, von will fmd a large :v,-sortnuht of Pt-icales,
Calicoes and I hmiestie--. We pride ourselves on our selec
tions .n these lines.
The most henutifiil selection of Challie Waist Patterns
ever shown in Bolivar,
sure to see these.
Brass Buttons and Peail Buttons are the
We have a large line.
Durrett's Specials in
Monarch Shirts, white, in
and Plaited Bosr.m.
The new thioir- in iSc
The largest assortment of
Collars shown iti Bolivar.
riia i i i nm rw r 1 1 ttii ir-rn-r-'
"Arrow Brand'" two for a quarter.
Style, fit and service comhined.
Cutter & Crossett's Xeckwear Strin&r
Butterfly Hows and Tics.
Hands, and a good assortment of Wash ahl e iNeck wear.
Scriven's Bleached Drill Drawers.
The "Walk-Over" Shoes for Men.
D. M. DURRETT.
We have recently added
a Clothing Department to our
business and our new Spring
Stock has just been received.
You are cordially invited to
call and examine it. x jt M
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Sewing Ma chines the best on the Market.
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. C. Ii. J. TIME TABLE.
Effective Sunday, Jan. 20, 1901.
25 6.29 p ea.
23 7.45 a.m.
95 local m....8.1S a.m.
26 7.1G a.m
24 9.08 p.m.
94 local 2-50 p.m.
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