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The Bolivar Bulletin,
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Pkogress Telephone No. 17,
Friday, April 26, 1901.
Continued cold weather
has killed fruit in East Ten
nessee, where snow measured
Tuesday two feet in depth.
"That the legislature con
vene once every four years"
an amendment to the con
stitution that should have
been introduced and adopted.
Some of the papers of Ten
nessee have anvthintr but
kind words for the work of
the Legislature, claiming
that "nothing was done."
For that very reason alone,
the members deserve praise
We have too many laws al
Memphis never does things
by halves. When she asked
the honor of entertaining the
Confederate Veterans, she
meant it, and her generous
hospitable citizens will see
to it that the "old rebels"
are properly cared for. They
deserve the best of treatment
and they will receive it.
Dr. J. A. Albright, Sec
retary of the State Board of
Health, has issued a state
ment in regard to smallpox
in J ennessee during tne pe
riod from October 1, 1900,
to April 1, 1901, from which
we maue tne iouowins ex-
tracts: Total number of cas
es in Hardeman County, 23
ten white, thirteen colored;
total number of cases in the
State, 1,217; total number of
deaths, 9S: number of cases
now on hand, 191.
Bolivar is a "dry" town,
saloons having been abolish
ed, but by no means a dead
town. Our merchants do a
prosperous business; no com
plaint is heard from profes
sional men; mechanics are
busy; laborers are employed
at a reasonable price and
the real truth about the mat
ter is that Bolivar is one of
the most solid and substan
tial towns to be found. Its
citizenship is refined and cul
tured; its educational advan
tages are unsurpassed, our
schools enroll pupils from
nearly every state in the
South; its healthfulness is
without a superior, second to
none. In fact, too much
cannot be said in favor of
Bolivar, and he who utters
aught against its fair name
or loses an opportunity to
speak a good word in its be
half is no friend of the town.
Texas' Cotton Acreage.
Houston, Tex., April 24. The
Post will to-morrow issue a report
on the cotton acreage of Texas. It
shows thai the planting season is
fully three weeks late and much re
planting to be done because of the
weather. There will be an increas
ed acreage, though it is not possi
ble to reduce the amount to figures,
there being a scarcity of seed and
planting not having progressed to a
point where the fanners can not
change their minds. Much land
sown to grain will be ploughed up
and put in cotton in the northern
portion of the State. The boll wee
vil is already reported in the south
and southeastern portion of Texas,
and it is feared the aphis will attack
cotton in North Texas, where it is
young. Only a small proportion of
the crop is above ground and the
stand is not at all good.
Roll of Honor.
' The following persons have sub
scribed for and renewed their sub
scriptions to the Bulletin- during
the past week:
Mrs. Hardy Gibson Toone.
Paul T. Jones Corinth, Miss.
,W. B. Williams Kennett, Mo.
J. L. Hunter Grand Junction.
W. T. Scott Hickory Valley.
R. A. McAnuIty. . Hickory Valley.
John White (col) .Bolivar.
If troubled by a weak digestion,
loss of appetite, or constipation, try
a few doses of Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets. Every box
warranted. For sale by W. J. Cox,
Bolivar; J. W. Nuckolls, Toone.
Alarm is Pelt.
Memphis, Tenx., April 23.
Apprehension as to the out
come of the use in the Ohio,
the Mississippi, the Cumber
land and the Tennessee riv
ers, is now general among
the 2eople who live along the
river between Cairo and
Memphis, and those further
back from the banks below
here. Conditions are in such
shape that it is almost impos
sible to make anything like
accurate predictions as to
how high the stage of the
river will be at Memplrs, and
it will not be possible to do
this until after the crest has
Information comes from
above here that preparations
are being made by those
planters who have lands be
tween the levees and the riv
er to protect themselves from
serious damage. Their stock
will all be out of the way and
few of them are figuring on
less than 35 feet of water.
Farm work is progressing. We've
had several nice showers which are
orovinsj beneficial to vegetation.
Judging from what we've heard,
Mr. R. YV. Smith has his 40 x 20
store erected at his home in Van
Buren, and is doing fairly well in
the mercantile business.
Guess the smallpox has been
stamped out and we are glad that
we can thus report.
Miss Claudia Sparkman, after
pavinsr a two weeks' visit to the
family of her uncle, Mr. W. F
Fortune, returned in company with
Mr. Fortune's oldest daughter, Miss
Eunice, a charming and accomplish
liev. Brooks will preach at Tur
key Springs the fourth Sunday aft
Mr. John Macon, who has been
eoiourninor with relatives in the
tenth district, called on his cousin,
Mr. John B. Sparkman, and family
JUr. ana Mrs. Jb. A. ohearin, in
company with three of their chil
dren, of near Bolirar, were guests
of Mr. W. N. Sparkman and fami
ly recently. They were accompa
uied home by Miss Fannie Spark
Mrs. W. L. Galloway, Miss Wil
ma Galloway, Messrs. Oscar and
Cleveland Sparkman and Vernon
Galloway were guests of the family
of Mr. J. I. rortunein the recent
Dr. J. S. Neely, of Middleton,
made a professional visit to the 9th
and 10th districts recently.
Mr. and Mrs. William Bryant, of
Saulsbury, enjoyed the hospitality
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bryant re
Mrs. U. A. West and daughters,
Misses Julia and Dora, were guests
of this part of the vicinage a few
days ago. Minimum.
1 he farmers of this community
are very much discouraged over the
recent rain and cold spell.
Kev. W. L. Jickens has p-nne to
Adamsville to see his mother, who
Mr. Albert Brint, of the Crains
ville High School, made a flying
trip to Bethel Springs Saturday.
Mr. Will Hornsby, of the West
ern Hospital, was at home Sunday.
Little Grace Milstead has been
quite sick with pneumonia.
Messrs. I. N. Roland and II. J.
Criut visited Bolivar recently on
Mr. Charlie Hornsby of the Jack
son University, is at home for a few
Whooping cough is prevalent in
Miss Effie Webb visited Miss Al
tie Milstead Sunday.
Mr. Bamie Pierce had the mis
fortune of losing his house and all
of its contents by fire last Friday.
Editor Bullktin: More than
once the good people of Bolivar
have entwined themselves in my
heart's affections by some kind to
ken of interest and good will for
my well-being. Over and again un
selfish acts have called forth my
deepest gratitude; but liberality it
self 6tood abashed last Saturday,
April 20, when our generous Coun
ty Trustee, R. N. Mitchell, took
me aside and placed in my hands,
a large cash gift, the volunteer do
nations of a goodly number of Boli
var's royal citizens, who thus gave
additional endorsement to my recent
efforts for the cause of temperance.
I thank them most sincerely, and
accept the gift in the spirit in which
it is offered, trusting that I may use
the same in a way that will accom
plish the greatest good, and cherish
their fondest memory.
YV hile I am grateful for substan
tial favors from the men, I am none
the less thankful for the expressions
of approval and encouragement from
the good women. May God bless
them all richly. J. F. Rat.
I LOCAL and PERSONAL. I
Go to W. J. Cox's for best
Dr. W. J. Cox was in Jackson
Miss Mary Ingram visited in
The rain fall last week amount
ed to 1.84 inches.
All the latest drinks can be
found at Lightfort's.
Mrs. II. P. Joyner is visiting
J. T. Joyner and family.
Mr. II. E. Carter was in Som
crville Monday on business.
Hon. J. W. Jones, of Hickory
Valley, was in town Tuesday.
A beautiful line of Wall
Paper at Cox's Drugstore.
Capt. It. II. Wood visited his
daughter in Franklin this week.
Mr. Paul T Jones, of Corinth,
was in the city the first of the week.
Mrs. Octavia Polk has returned
from a visit to relatives in Corinth.
Little David Edgar Durrett cele
brated. his first anniversary Sunday.
Land deeds and all other legal
blanks for sale at the Bulletin of
fice. Mr. Charlie Webb, of Middle
ton, was in town Friday on busi
ness. Hon. J. A. Foster and wife re
turned Tuesday evening from Nash
ville. Pure and fresh Drugs al
ways on hand at Cox's Drug
Mrs. E. B. Tate and little
daughter, Evelyn, are visiting in
Mies Lizzie Johnson, of Vildo,
is the guest of Mrs. B. V. Hudson
Attorney A. J. Coates visited
Mississippi this week on profession
Master George Wellons and
sister, Miss Annie, spent Sunday in
Miss Emma Warreja has return
ed from a visit of two months to
relatives in Memphis.
Miss Dickens Carulbers, of
New Hope, visited friends in town
Saturday and Sunday.
One of the most inviting plac
es in town; Lightfort's.
Several of our farmers inform
us that in order to get a stand they
will have to replant corn.
Mr.Vernon Blaylock, of White-
ville, passed through Bolivar this
week enroute from Louisiana.
Sam Moore, colored, caught
200 pounds of German Carp in one
net in Hatchie River Monday.
Mr. V. J. Woerner and wife,
of Jackson, were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. E. L. Lightfort yesterday.
Miss May Wellons has returned
to Bolivar, her school having clos
ed at Grand Junction last Friday.
WANTED To buy all of the
Country Hams in the country.
P. b . Wilkixsox & Sons.
Mr. Wilbur Carter, an em
ploye of the Illinois Central, spent
Sunday in Bolivar with home folks.
There will be no service at the
Episcopal Church Sunday, as Rev.
C. S. Ware will be in Collierville.
Messrs. T. W. Tate and G. A.
Black, Sr., of the 15th district,
were among our visitors Saturday.
When in need ot a Hat go
to Durrett's. He has the
new stvles in Straw and Fur.
Mr. P. N. Stuart, a representa
tive of the True-Tagg Paint Co.,
Memphis, spent Sunday and Monday
Messrs. Monroe and George
Webb, two of Whiteville's promi
nent business men, were in town
Messrs. A. S. Anderson, J. S.
Anderson, B. T. Marsh and Kel-
lar, of Toone, were in the city Mon
day on business.
Mrs. Hardy Gibson and daugh
ter, Miss Minnie, and Mrs. Bettie
Dorris, of the 14th district, visited
Tom Newsora, of Whiteville,
was in town Saturday. lie says the
object of his visit was to attend the
spring closing" of saloons.
We stated last week thatLight-
fort used extracts at his soda foun
tain, ibis was a mistake. Only
the pure juices of fruit are used.
A new directory of the Progress
Telephone Company is being print
ed by the Bulletin and will be
sent to subscribers in a few days.
Paint your house with
Cox's Best Mixed Paint. It
is stricklv cruaranteed. i
The funeral of Cato Miller, col
ored, who died last week, was at
tended by a large number of our
colored population. Cato belonged
to the old school of Southern dar
kies. He was honorable, and al
ways polite aud courteous.
The purest and best of drinks
flow from Lightfort's fouutain. I
The Bulletin" office had the
pleasure of a visit Wednesday from
Mr. R. B. McCommons, wife and
baby, of the Saulsbury neighbor-1
Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Wilson!
and son, Ilarrell, ot" Bradford,
spent several days in Bolivar recent
ly, to the delight' of their many
Mr. W. N. Sparkman, of the
Saulsbury neighborhood, was in
town Saturday. He is one of the
few farmers of Hardeman who has'
corn for sale. I
The Hickory Valley School
will give a concert on the night of
May 3rd. Music will be furnished
by the Grand Junction band. Ev
erybody cordially invited.
Buy your Paints, Oils,Var
nishes and Stains at W. J.
The May term of Circuit Court
will convene next Tuesday week,
May Tth. At present there are on
ly about a half dozen prisoners in
jail and the docket promises to be
The following gentlemen from
Hardeman County are serving on
the Federal jury at Jackson this
week: T. D. Prewitt, R. S. Clark,
S. M. Gladney, Richard Ernest,
Charles Harris, D. W. Parran, Sam
C. C. McDaniel, Commander
of "Camp Neely," has ordered all
Confederate veterans of Hardeman
County to assemble at the court
house in Bolivar to-morrow (Satur
day) to make arrangements to at
tend the Memphis reunion.
Dr. J. W. Cartwright, of Boli
var, who is assistant physician at
the West Tennessee Hospital for
the Insane, accompanied by his fam
ily, is the guest this week of Lieut.
Thomas E. Cartwright and family,
on South Market street. Nashville
For the services Rev. J. F.
Ray rendered in instituting the
movement that resulted in abolish
ing saloons in Bolivar, a number of
his friends here;'made up a hand
some puree and' presented it to him
Saturday, the day upon which the
last saloon closed its doors.
As vaccination prevents .smallpox, and quinine
chills and fever, so TEETHIXA prevents and
counteracts the effects of the summer's heat, much
dreaded by mothers and small children. TEETH
IXA relieves the many troubles incident to teeth
ing and the hot summers, and no mother is excus
able for not giving it, for it costs only 25 cents at
druggists; or mail 25 cents to C. J. Moflett, M. I.,
St. Louis, Mo. -
What for a time threatened to
be a serious fire occurred at St.
Katharine's last Sunday morning.
A chimney in the old residence por
tion caught fire and was with diffi
culty extinguished. The chief
worker in fighting the fire was one
of the employees, Moses Ilardison,
to whom much credit is due for his
active and untiring efforts.
The case of W. G. Williams,
who murdered Thomas Neely, Mar
shal of Middleton, was tried at ithe
last term of Circuit Court and Wil
liams was sentenced to a term of
20 years in the penitentiary. An
appeal was taken to the Supreme
Court. In an opinion delivered
Saturday, by Judge Caldwell, the
verdict of the lower court was sus
tained. Messrs. E. L. Lightfort, J. R.
Sweeton, J. W. Caruthers, J. A.
Campbell, Joe Luton, Frank Jen
kins and Hugh Crawford, members
of Bolivar Camp No. 30. Wood
men of the World, attended a "meet
ing of the Whiteville Camp, W. O.
W. Friday evening. The object of
their visit was to assist in initiating
candidates. Five new members
were turned into the Forest.
The Bulletin has recently
printed a badge for Mr. Jesse 11.
franklin, on white satin ribbon,
giving the name of the company
and the regiment to which he be
longed. He will wear it at the
Memphis reunion. With pleasure
and without cost, the Bulletin
will print similar badges for any
and all Confederate soldiers of Har
deman County who expect to at
tend the reunion, provided ribbon
On account of the following
occasions, the Illinois Central will
sell tickets at reduced rates: Visit
of President McKinley, Memphis,
April ;30lh; Southern Baptist Asso
ciation Meeting, New Orleans, May
9-1 0; General Assembly Presbyteri
an Church in U. S., Little Rock,
May 16-28th; Aunual Convention
National Travelers Protective Asso
ciation of America, Richmond,
June 3-8th: National Mental Sci
ence Association, Seabreeze, Fla.,
Nov. 28th. i
In the Electric Scenic show at'
the Public School Building Friday;
night the young people of Bolivar
experienced many delightful impres
sions of the beautiful in art aud elo-j
quence of nature and were enthusi-;
astic in their delight. The "trip'
to the moon" and the naval and land
battles were the best features of the
entertainment, and all of the repro
ductions were of the very best of
mute scenic performances. Prof.
Alexander has one of the best eqnip-'
ped electric appliances on the road
and always gives all he advertises.
This show is one of merit and edi
fication. The Grand JunctionFruitGrow
ers' Association was reorganized last
Saturday by the election of R. II.!
Hurst president and J. L. Hunter,
secretary and treasurer. About
twenty growers, who reside in the;
neighborhood, will become mem-J
bers. Meetings will be held every j
Saturday afternoon at 3 oclock.
The object of the Association is to
increase interest in fruit growing,
to secure better freight rates, pric
es, etc. This industry brings in
considerable revenue to the town of
Grand Junction annually, a large
amount of which is paid to the pick
ers and packers. We understand
that at present about 123 acres are
in cultivation in berries and between
300 aud 500 acres in tree fruits.
Each year the acreage is being in
creased. SODA FOUi JTAKj,
All the latest drinks.
CrushedFruits of all kinds.
WHITE PATRONAGE ONLY SO
LICITED. R. L. Lightfort & Co.
Cupid is blind to everything but
The pleasures of madness are
known only to lunatics.
A nusuanu in hauu is worth a
dozen or more in prospective.
If you bestow a favor, forget it;
if you receive one remember it.
Every woman loves the picture
surrounded by her mirror frame.
A man seldom knows what a wo
man doesn't mean until after the
The man who thinks little of
himself is apt to feel disappointed
when others do likewise.
The first water cure of which
there is any record was the Hood
and it killed more than it cured.
"Uneasy lies the head that wears
a crown," but the average man
would gladly take chances with a
little ace-high kingdom, just the
same. Chicago News.
11. I-. Smalley, of the firm of Smulley & Uatlin vs.
W. L. Stafford. Proceeding by Attachment be
fore T. D. Trcwitt, Justice of the react! of Har
deman County, Tenn.
It appearing to me that a writ of attachment
heretofore issued in this case against the defend
ant, W. L. Stafford, who, under oath, is alleged to
be a non-resident of the State of Tennessee, for
the recovery of seventeen dollars (SI 7.00) alleged by
the plaintiff to be justly due him from said V. L.
Stafford by account, has been duly executed by
siezure of pioperty of the defendant by garnish
ment, and due return thereof made to. It is or
dered that publication of a notice be therefore
made for four consecutive weeks in the Boliyab
Bulletin, a newspaper published in Hardeman
(Jaunty, requiring the defendant, W. I,. Stafford,
to appear at my office in the first district of Har
deman County, at noon, on the 3rd day of May,
1901, before me, the Justice having oognizinee of
said cause, and defend the action thus commenced
against him by Attachment, otherwise the case
will be proceeded with ex parte as to him. This
the 2Gth day of March, 1901.
T. P. TREWITT,
J. P. of Hardeman County.
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which caused a valuable horse much suffering, but
from which permanent injury was avoided by the
timely use of Mexican Mustang Liniment.
La Grange, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1 901.
Lyo.v Mantfacturing C..,
Brooklyn, X. V.
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Liniment has ilone a wonderful cure in this part of the
country. I own the stallion known as the "State of Ten
nessee," who has a large patronage both far and near his
service this Spring to date is 102 mares. I was offered
$400x0 when he was two years old. I refused same. Then
some one took him from the stable and commenced with a
vtire and wrapped the right leg from the foot up to his hip,
and after standing all night the leg had swollen so large as to
hide tle wire, and in five days the leg bursted and the flesh
turned inside out. I spent large sums of money to have him
cured but up to five months ago it was quite a failure, and
then a friend induced me to try a bottle of your liniment. I
tised one of the 25 cent bottles because I did not have much
faith in it, but it helped him so much that I bought a second,
third and fourth bottle, which completely cured him. The
reason it took so long to cure is that it had a kind of itching
sensation when it was healing a little, when he would bite it
vrith his teeth. I put the liniment on the wound with a feath
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Mexican Mustang Linimet.t seemed to take out all the
itching as well as to cause it to heal rapidly, and he showed
no disposition to interfere with it. The one dollar purchase
has been worth hundreds of dollars to me. I keep your
Liniment in my breeding stable all the time, and to those
who have horses I will say it is the best liniment that money
can buy. I w ill answer all inquiring letters.
Very truly yours, .
J. C. "WALTON.
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Stylish line of fine grade Worsted Pants.?
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