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The Bolivar duu
Program of the Reunion.
Hugh "Williams, Editoii.
Progress Telephone No. 11.
Friday, May 21, 1901.
What has become of the propos
ed electric light plant?
One of the commendable features
of the dog tax is, that it goes to the
education of the children.
Maciiixists throughout the Unit
ed Statea, to the number of 50,000,
are on a strike, contending for a
nine-hour a day scale of wages,
equal to the present ten-hour a day
scale. And this in Mr. Mclviuley's
prosperous times !
Trustee Mitchell baa issued
quite a number of receipts to those
who have paid the dog tax. The
amount of the tax is only one dollar,
ninety-five cents of which goes to
the school fund. If your dog is
worth a dollar, come up and pay the
tax; if not kill him and avoid it.
Monday next, the old soldiers of
Hardeman will meet at Bolivar to
make final arrangments for attend
ing the reunion, which meets Tues
day at Memphis and continues three
days. It matters not whether the
veterans from this county expect to
go in a body, or over different
routes, as many as possible should
attend the meeting Monday, in or
. der to familiarize themselves with
the program adopted.
Chancellor A. G. Hawkins.
Chancellor A. (if. Hawkins, of
this place, will be a candidate for
re-election to the chancellorship of
this division and, we understand,
will soon formally announce himself
through the newspapers of the dis
trict. This district was considera
bly enlarged by the legislature of
1891) and is now composed of the
following counties : Henry, Carroll,
Henderson, Madison, Hardeman,
Decatur, Chester, McNairy, Hardin,
Crocket, Benton and Perry, which
is an addition of four counties. This
makes the district very large and
the duties of the oflice more impor
tant as well as more laborious. To
do the work of a division composed
of so many counties and the amount
of litigation that will naturally ac
crue, and do it in such a way that
litigants will not suffer, will, it
seems to us, require a chancellor of
ability and much experience. Chan
cellor Hawkins has the ability in a
marked degree, the record lie has
made on the bench heretofore is
proof sufficient of this fact, and has
had sufficient experience to justify
the belief that he will dispatch the
increased business of the court with
justice and fairness to all, and with
much more satisfaction than could
a chancellor with less experience.
Chancellor Hawkins has made
splendid record for fair and courte
oils treatment of the bar, as well as
of the litigants, and his deportment
while on the bench as well as off it,
has been that which should charac
tcrize the life of a man holding so
important a position. lie is a moral,
high-toned christian gentleman, and
fstands for good government an
While we are not in touch with
the sentiment and feeling of the en
tire district, yet the information we
have indicates that his qualifications
and fitness for the office are so well
recognized and appreciated that he
will hardly have any serious oppo
sition in securing the nomination
and in his election, and in showing
him the preference we feel satisfied
the people will make no mistake.-
Carroll County Democrat, May IT,
i ue luli.etin takes pleasure in
adding its endorsement to the above.
For fifteen years, Chancellor Haw
kins has presided over the Division
of which Hardeman is a component
part. He is held in the highest cs
teem, not only by the members of
the Bolivar bar, but by every one
who knows him. The scales of jus
tice are well balanced in his hands
His many friends here will cheer
fully support him for re-election.
Important Changes Announced.
The official program of the reun
ion has been changed for greater
convenience in managing the big
The Flower Parade will take
place on Tuesday night in Confed
The Fireworks Display will not
take place on Tuesday night as
scheduled, but will occur on Wed
The Sons of Veterans' ball will
be given on Wednesday night.
Thursday, the grand parade of
Veterans will take place in the fore
noon. Thursday afternoon the corner
stone of Forrest monument will be
Thursday night will be given the
grand Sponsors'' ball. Commercial
"Dead, yet Speaking."
To Members Co. B., 4th Tennessee
Infantry, C. S. A.
The members of the 4th Kegirnent
now living in Memphis and Shelby
county, the survivors of Companies
A, C, D and II, all four of which
were from Shelby county, have se
cured for regimental headquarters
No. 9 Madison St.
While notice has heretofore been
given naming the Criminal Court
Room as a place of meeting for
Strahl's Brigade, still the 4th Regi
ment will have a special headquar
ters of its own at No. 9 Madison St.,
where they can meet each other and
feel at home. The members will
find there the old regimental ilag
under which they marched to battle,
and the last color-bearer, Robert
Mullins, will be there to carry it.
Report at No. 9 Madison Street
when you go to Memphis.
Albert T. McNeal.
Bolivar, Tenn., May 20, 1901.
1 Remarks delivered ly Uev. V. . ru-kenx, of
t'rainesville, Tenn., on tlie occasion of the lecora
tiuii of graves at Walnut (irovu Cemetery, May
11th, 1901, ami jiiiMisheil by request, of committee
Abel was the first of the sons of
men to pass from earth to heaven,
and there in not a single word left
on record, spoken by him; but "he
yet speaketh." His speech, then,
must be by his actions
A man's life is eternal. He may
be dead but his acts live on. lion
esty, truth, sobriety, kindness and
smiles, all live after a man is gone.
His life speaks volumes to the world
that will never die. "Yea, saith
the Spirit, that they may rest from
their labours and their works do
I was once engaged in a protrac
ted meeting with a Baptist preacher
who told me that his mother was a
widowed lady. She had several
sons to raise and always before re
tiring at night she would read a les
son from the Bible and kneel down
and pray for her children, calling
each one by name. She always
called his name last, when she would
break down in sobs. After she was
dead her prayers and tears so con
victed him that he gave his heart to
his mother's God. And he said he
owed all his success in the ministry
to the life of that mother.
iSearly every turner around us
speaks to us. The sun in the heav
ens speak to us of the Son of right
eousness that arises with healing in
his wings; the 6tars tell us of the
Star of Bethlehem; the gentle wind
that fans our brow speaks of the
work of the Holy Spirit; the rain
bow tells us of God's protection over
There is language that cannot be
described in the touch of a mother's
1 have read of a mother who had
a son in the civil war. One day she
received a messaae that he was
wounded. She took the first train,
and when she reached the hospital
she had to promise the doctor that,
if he would admit her into the room
where her boy lay sleeping, she
would not speak one word to him.
But when she looked into his face
she could not resist the temptation
to lay her hand once more upon his
brow. When she did this, without
opening his eyes, he said:" "Mother,
have you come?" lie knew the
Now, just out yonder is the city
of the dead. There arc a num
ber of mounds that tell us there are
people there. We walk about and
scatter flowers over their graves,
and for the time it almost seems
that they are brought back to us.
We love to think of the bright faces
The state board of pension exam
iners has completed its apportion
ment of pensions for 1901 under the
increased appropriation of $150,000
made by the legislature, and sub
mitted its report to Comptroller
The board 'considered 529 appli
cations, of which 28.3 were rejected.
One hundred and seventy-five third
class, receiving $100 per year, were
added. Fifty-five were passed for
further investigation. Fourteen
were recommended to the Confeder
ate Soldiers' Rome, their principal
disabilities having been acquired
since the war.
Three to ten applications per day
have been received since the legisla
ture increased the appropriation.
The pension roll now stands: Six
teen first-class, or $000 per year,
$4,800; 23 second-class, or $120 per
year, $2,7G0; 1,091 third-class, or
$100 per year, $109,400, 1,133 pen
sioners drawing $11G,9C0.
The following third-class pension
ers, of Hardeman county, were
added to the roll, who in future will
recejve $100.00 per annum : .las. I.
Graig, R. L. Napier, li. B. Ray,
Memphis Prepared for the Reunion.
and kind deeds of those who now
sleep there. But, Oh! how sad it
would be if we had no hope of see
ing them again! Hope causes us to
strew these flowers and brush the
tears from our cheeks and go on.
11 things are done by hope. Not
a stroke of work would be done were
it not in hopes of a glorious reward.
When unexpected sorrow comes,
hope acts as an angel of mercy, re
lieving our suffering and wiping the
dropping tears from our eyes. Hope
is the sunlight on the hill-top, when
the valley is dark as death; it is the
last thing that dies in man.
The poet Hesiod tells us that all
the miseries of mankind were in
cluded in a great box, and that Pan
dora took off the lid, by which
means all of them came abroad and
only hope remained at the bottom.
The prisoner in his cell has hope
that some day he will have liberty.
The sufferer on his bed has hope;
the homeless wanderer has hope that
after awhile he will have a home.
As we leave these sacred grounds
to-day the star of hope rises before
us and we say, "After awhile we II
see our loved ones again."
So, go on and scatter the flowers
and by and by we shall pluck them
on the sunlit shores and vine-clad
nils, by rippling brooks, in the
haven of rest.
Memphis, Tenn., May 20. Geo.
Moorman, Adjutant General and
Chief of Staff of the United Confed
erate Veterans, made a thorough in
spection of the arrangements being
made for the entertainment of the
ex-soldiers and visitors in this city
on the occasion of the Confederate
reunion on May 28, 29 and 30, and
to-night he appeared before the Re
union Executive Committee and sub
mitted a report, the
which is a part :
For the information of the United
Confederate Veterans I make the
following statement :
As has been my custom at previ
ous reunions, I have to-day made a
thorough inspection and examina
tion of all the arrangements for the
reception and comfort of the vete
rans who will attend the reunion
in this city on the 28th inst.
I hud all the work
pletiou aud everything perfect and
satisfactory in every particular.
The large sum of money, approx
imately $100,000, which has been
raised, has enabled the Memphis
committee to introduce features and
comforts which the veterans have
never enjoyed before.
1 he Executive l;ommittee are
earnestly and patriotically striving
to do everything possible for the
comfort and pleasure of the veter
ans, their wives and daughters, and
the citizens of Memphis are enthusi
astic over the prospects of the com
ing, of the veterans.
No one need stay away for any
cause, for all classes of the good
people of Memphis are earnest in
their ellort to give you a genuine
and royal welcome. I am happy to
report that the greatest success has
attended the efforts of the Reunion
Committee in securing cheap and
comfortable board and lodging for
all the veterans who will attend the
reunion. Provision has already been
made for 70.000 visitors, out of
which 3-3,000 have been assigned
For all veterans who are unable
to pay, cots and meals will be fur
Confederate Hall is a large and
beautiful structure, tastefully ar
ranged aud embracing every com
fort. I consider it perfect for re
"Well begun is half done," says
were recently blessed
Cotton is fairly up, though some
In 1899 the cold wave in February
played hvoc with the peach crop.
This year so far we have lots of
them. You know we have apples.
Had good preaching at Turkey
Springs by Rev. Brooks, of Sauls
bury, on the fourth Sunday eve.
Rev. Rufus Crawford preached
at Pleasant Grove Church the fourth
Sunday morning. lie was elected
R. B. McCommons and family
were guests of this vicinage Sunday
Quite a number of acres have been
replanted in corn, and it is up, and
MissTennie Dowdy visited Misses
Carrie and Frances Sparkman re
cently. Mrs. Bailey, mother of Mr. Jas.
Bailey, celebrated her birthday re
cently. Dr. and Mrs. A. Bailey,
and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bailey
were among the guests to enjoy a
Mrs. W. N. Sparkman has just
returned from a visit to Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Sparkman, of Jackson.
Mr. Bunyan Galloway has asses
sed our taxes.
Eld. U. A. West delivered his
pastoral sermon at Rocky Springs
the first Sunday.
Mr. D. M. Sparkman, after so
journing a few days at home, re
turned to Bolivar recently.
Some are talking of attending the
Mr. W. N. Sparkman is "trying'
,'over 3000 pounds of cotton fertili
' zer. Now look out for 5-cent cotton,
the proverb, but you can't convince j Several from here attended the
the professional well-digger that Galloway-Gatewootl marriage in
such is the case. Chicago News. ' the lth district Sunday eve.
Gardens, like farms, arc a little
late this year.
"Christian Harmony" singing at
Enon Church lately.
Miss Claudia Sparkman has been
visiting Misses Donie and Sallie
Barnett in the recent past.
Mr. J. E. Wheeler and lady en
joyed the hospitality of the family
of Mr. A. J. Sparkman the 5lh inst.
Mr. F. A. Shearin, of Bolivar,
made a business trip to this vicin
age one day in the recent past.
. Mr. W. II. Bryant and wife were
gueets of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bryant
lately. Glad to report that Mrs.
John Bryant is improved. She is
grateful to her sister-in-law for the
liberal presentation lateiy made by
Miss Elizabeth Sparkman visited
her cousin, Miss Augusta Sparkman,
the 5th inst.
Biliousness is a condition charac
terized by a disturbance of the diges
tive organs. The stomach is debili
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constipated. There is a loathing of
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There may be truth in the wine
bottle, but it is the kind that should
not be uncorked.
Miss Florence Newman, who has
been a great sufferer from muscular
rheumatism, says that Chamberlain's
Pain Balm is the only remedy tha.
affords her relief. Miss Newman is
a much respected resident of the
village of Gray, N. Y., and makes
this statement for the benefit of
others similarly afflicted. This lin
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Bolivar; J. W. Nuckolls, Toone.
The individual who hates man
kind in general is a close student of
his own nature.
Try the new remedy for costive
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J. W. Nuckolls,
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Notice of Dissolution.
The partnership heretofore sub
sisting between J. A. Foster and
II. E. Carter was dissolved on the
1st day of May, 1901, by mutual
consent. All persons indebted to
said firm are requested to come for
ward at once and settle same with
the said II. E. Carter.
This May 1.3th, 1901.
J. A. Fostki:.
H. E. Carter.
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A. Danforth. of LaGranere.
Ga., suffered for six months with a
frightful running sore on his leg;
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Old Soldier's Experience.
M. M. Austin, a civil war veteran
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of good doctors' treatment, but was
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Variety may be the spice of life,
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Shudders at his Past.
"I recall now with horror," says
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A cough is not a disease, but a
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which caused a valuable horse much suffering, but
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La Grangi?, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1901.
Lyon Manufacturing Co.,
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and after standing all night the leg had swollen so large as to
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