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The Bolivar Bulletin,
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
Friday, July 5, 1001.
The intense heat of the past week
has caused the death of. hundreds of
people in the larger cities of the
I.v the death of Hubert II. Wood,
a "sturdy oak" has fallen, a long
and lofty life has ended, which is
deserving of more than perfunctory
mention. For nearly three quarters
of a century, he lived among our
people, leading a model life. None
had a higher conception of duty
and honor than he. His advice
and counsel were freely sought,
as freely given, and accepted,
because of the utmost confidence in
his jugdment and integrity. A
modest man, he cared nought for
the plaudits of the multitude or the
glitter of the world he builded
higher. He pursued the even tenor
of his way, benefitting his fellow
man, keeping peace among his
neighbors, living an upright life,
lie never forgot a friend, never fail
ed to assist a deserving person, nev
er neglected a duty, and when the
lamp of life went out, his earthly
affairs closed, his record was clear.
His was a busy life, but he was
never so engaged that he could not
find time to entertain his visitors
and speak a kind and encouraging
word to all. It can be truly said
that his death is a personal loss to
almost every citizen of Hardeman
Leland and McDaniel Were
Heroes of that Famous
Henry Fram-is Beaumont in Nashville Banner
ol Saturday .J
Where the first meution of the
First Regiment of Tennessee as an
organization is found in history is
not known, but it is a name that
has been brought down from the
pioneers of the Volunteer State who
swept the summit of King's Moun
tain in glorious victory against Fer
guson's Tories to the present day
without a single blemish on its es
cutchon. The "First Tennessee"
is a designation that has been famil
iar in American history ever since
Shelby, Price and Evans rallied
it on. that crucial day in the
struggle of the thirteen colonies for
independence. It has splendidly
illuminated the annals of the com
monwealth. It has gloriously illus
trated the gallant prowess and un
shrinking courage of the 1 eunessee
soldiery, and has won and retained
the proud title of the "Volunteer
State." The fame of the First Ten
nessee under Bradford in the Flori
da war; the "Blooc4y First" under
William B. Campbell in the Mexi
can war; the First Tennessee under
Maney and the First Tennessee un
der Turney in the great civil war is
now no more secure than the honor
of the First Tennessee under Gracey
Childers in both the Spanish-American
and the Philippine wars.
If the last organization of that
name had not won fair title to that
desigaation by its rady response to
the call for men at the outbreak of
the trouble with the Don in Cuba,
it certainly did it on the fields of
Paco and Santa Mesa on February
4 and 5, 1899. Stronger title was
won at the taking of Iloilo, Febru
ary 11, when it was not only the
first bodv of soldiers to laud, but
had almost completely routed the
enemy by the time the supporting
Eighteenth regulars put foot on
shore. Since its career was a path
of glory until it disbanded the last
time. How nobly did its men repel
attack after attack on the lines at
Jaao and Molo. What other organi
zation would have landed to engage
in the hottest battle of its career,
after having started for home, in
order to save another force,, not from
annihilation, but a little more time
than it wanted to spend in subduing
the natives ?
When the remainder of the volun
teer troops that won the first ground
on the islands in the Pacific Ocean
came home, over 300 of the First
Tennessee remained in the field to
further satisfy their inborn lust for
glory and honor on the battleground
and to the name added an additional
heritage of gallant achievements
and notable victories.
Strange to say, not one of the
writers of this state has ever seen
in the glittering, though unwritten,
pages of the history of this regiment
an opportunity to bequeath his name
to posterity by compiling a record
of its campaigns and its marches.
Has Tennessee no Homer to chant
its glorious story in rhythmic verse?
Can no Ulysses be found to tran
scribe on imperishable parchment
the trail it has made from the
foundation to the present life of the
When the First Tennessee left
Nashville on the 10th of June, 1S93,
swift traveling trains switched it
across the Kocky Mountains to tne
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2Eec3."O.C5't3Lo30.s iLshl Prices IF"0IE2, G5j3IEir.
ZZ Brown Domestic, yard
wide, lias been Gc. now 5c.
Z Bleached Domestic, lias
been G.c. now 5c.
Laces and Embroideries
E' at Cut Prices
EE 15c. qualities at Vlc.
El 12c. qualities at 10c.
10c. qualities at 8c.
Ladies' Neckwear, belts,
Shirt Waists all go at
Ladies' and Children's
Slippers at and below Cost.
Entire stock of Cloth
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Pacific coast. When t ie regiment
arrived at San Francisco it was
greeted as the worst clad and worst
equipped that had ever been ordered
to that rendezvous.
Without exaggeration, and not
withstanding the rags, there was
not a regiment in the whole Eighth
Army Corps that could muster a
personnel or show the morale that
the First Tennessee could. And
they were as good "tin" soldiers as
they were lighters. Hardly a
month had passed uutii Company
F gave an exhibition drill at the
Mechanics' Pavilion that was said
by Gen. King to have excelled any
thing that he had ever seen.
After a long and weary wait, or
ders ai last came to embark for the
The regiment had been stationed
at Iloilo for about forty-live days,
but the insistence shown by the in
surgents in their efforts to regain
the town frcm the "Diablo Ameri
cano" was so strong and well sus
tained that the three bodies of men
stationed there the First Tennes
see, the Eighteenth regulars and
Battery G of the Sixth Artillery,
commanded by Gen. Marcus Miller,
hid had no. time to regulate the
sanitary condition of the town.
Small-pox broke out, aud a number
of the members of the lurst suc
cumbed to the disease. Men pre
ferred to face death on the firing
line to the hideous form of it th it
they might catch if nursing those
already infected. In fact it was
expected of no one except the hos
pital corps. But the number grew
too large for the medical attaches
to attend to properly.
Then it was that Captain and
Chaplain Lewis J. Leland stepped
in and gave his life for his duty,
lie had made some mistakes previ
ous to that time, but when he began
tenderly caring for the sick, without
his ever having had the disease him
self, he not only dissipated the
slight illfeeliDg that had been form
ed against him, but engraved his
name upon the heart of every man
in the regiment so deeply that h?
will never be forgotten as long as
one lives. On Marco. 5, 1898, Capt.
Leland sacrificed his all life itself
upon the altar of his country's
need. His wife, whom he married
only a few months before in San
Francisco, did not know of his ill
ness until she received a cablegram
that he was dead.
Equally as touching and pathetic
was the death of poor little Clifton
Bullington. He an I and "Little
Jenks" were chums for O! so long
a time. If ever there was a good
soldier Bullington was one. Not
only that, but he was as consistent
a Christian as ever breathed the air
of Tennessee. He practiced his
faith wherever he went, whether it
was on the drill-ground, in barracks,
at mess or engaged in a skirmish or
battle. Ever since his first initiation
into tha mysteries of the manual of
arms he had been working for a
non-commission warrant. The offi
cer in command, while a good man
to provide for his men, did not have
any discretion about choosing his
We have on
line of Shoes.
20 pieces Cross-Barred Mus
lin at Cost.
All 15c. Ginghams reduced
All 10c. Ginghams reduced
All 8c. Ginghams reduced
20c. Colored Lawns and Dim
ities, reduced to 14c.
loc. Colored Lawns and Dim
ities, reduced to 11c.
10c. Colored Lawns and Dim
ities, reduced to 8c.
15c. quality Black and Blue
Dress Duck, reduced to
I ladies' Black Hose, the kind that usually sells at
j per pair four pairs for 50 cents
inch) UMBRELLA, sold elsewhere at 50c, while
subordinate officers and at every va
cancy selected some man who was,
perhaps, a little older than Bulling
ton, but not half as good a soldier.
Capt. Alvin C. Gillem was given a
majority. His successor in com
mand of Company F was Capt. Jas.
K. Polk, of whom it is only neces
sary to say that he was a direct
scion of the royal Polk blood,
founded by his namesake, to relate
both his standing as a man and a
soldier. The first thing he did after
he took command was to reduce one
corporal and appoint Clifton Bul
ling! on to the chevrons.
At last, after persevering so long
that some of the boys guyed him in
a merry way, he had won his hon
ors. He was not to enjoy them
long. He was appointed September
12, I thinic, and on the afternoon of
the same day transports steimed
into the harbor lying between Iloilo
and Guiraaras with a regiment of
the Nineteenth regulars on board.
The new regiment, which was per
fectly green and raw, was landed at
once, to relieve the First Tennessee
in order that it might start for
home. The commanding officer of
the Nineteenth asked Col. Childers
if he would allow his men to stay
on duty one more night so as to al
low his men, who had had a miser
able voyage, to wash and bathe and
get something to eat.
Col. Childers called up a number
of the men, the rank and file, who
would have to do the duty if he ac
ceded to the request, and laid it be
fore them. Corporal Bullington,
always thinking of others and their
comforts, was the first one to say
the "I am willing." At five o'clock
that evening he fell in with the rest
of the guard, all ol whom were vol
unteers for the special honor of do
ing the last guard on the Island of
Panay, and marched to the fortified
barracks where the "support" re
mained. From there he took charge
of hi9 squad and in low, stooping
postures, he leading the way, the
squad, comprising Bullington, Mc
Daniel, Ballentine, Ilollowell, Hen
ry Beaumont and several others, to
the number of thirteen, finally cov
ered the mile of swamp and cocoa
nut grove aud reached the block
house. There the squad from Com
pany E was relieved and Corporal
Bullington took full charge of the
post, which was called No. 7. It
was a strong block hou!--e about
twenty feet square, with the thiee
front sides covered by heavy breast
works of cocoanut logs, five feet
high and five feet thick. There was
no opportunity for a Remington or
a Mauser to come through, but No.
7 was subject to an enfilading fire
from three sides, the front, right
All night long the desultory "pot
ting" was maintained by the insur
gents, who were only about 250
yards distant on the opposite side
of the Jaro River, though concealed
from sight by the tropical foliage.
It seemed as if they did not want us
to sleep a wink the last night that
we spent there. Every now and
then a heavy volley would come
swish-swiaouing across the river and
ator ' s
() I Hats
hand a full
You will find
between the bullets and almost
equally as bad mosquitoes, it was
about determined that we would not
get a nap.
Just about 4 o'clock most of us
dozed off under the influence of the
slightly cooler air of the night. The
only man awake besides the man on
post was Corporal Bullington. Day
light broke, and he slipped under
the floor, which was about four feet
from the ground, and lit the fire by
a-Inch we were to cook our bacon
and coffee for breakfast. Everything
was quiet. Nobody had any water
to make coffee with, and Bulling
ton, whispering to the guard, Ernest
McDaniel, stepped down into the
arroya that ran to the spring, went
after it with all our canteens hung
around his shoulders. The spring
was only about sixty yards from the
block house and was sheltered all
Crash ! Swiaou! Crash ! Swiaou!
Four tremendous volleys flashed
from across the river in seething
sheets of blistering death. Crash !
Swiaou! Still they came, and every
one of us jumped to our feet, to see
little Bullington fall as if crushed
by the very weight of the lead that
had hit him. But, no ; he was not
down. Up and onward he strug
gled for a few steps, and then fell,
fell to rise no more ! Why he had
shown himself was hard to answer,
but one boy there did not stop to
think. Quick as a flash he sprang
out into the open and sped towards
hid fallen comrade.
The volleys came faster and more
deadly, as if not only to thwart the
brave man, but to kill him also.
He bore a charmed life. Picking
up his wounded comrade, he stag
cered back towards the block house.
Bullets were flying thicker than;
raindrops in a tropical typhoon. As '
he got closer, several ran out and J
lit II.. 1 l -.l. .1 .1. -I. '
n.erany caineu uoiu uuuer suetier.
Bullington was still alive, and as
one or two leaned by his side in the
grim agony that men feel when
nerce and hot strife, seem the only
appeasement to their sorrow, we
heard him say : " Mother. Tell
mother, boys," and the soul of a
Christian soldier passed across the
river, bound for the Valhalla of the
brave and true.
It is hard to select one man for
distinguished gallantry when the
entire regiment that he belongs to
is composed of such, but the act
that won Private Ernest MoDaniel's
promotion to the chre.vrons was too
noble either to require hesitancy or
cause jealousy. As the transport
pulled out of the harbor of Iloilo he
was called up before Col. Childers
ami notified of the recognition given
his bravery. He was more non
plussed than by the bullets of the
foe. To him was given the honor
of being the only man promoted in
the ranks for services in the field.
Iu fact, he was the only man pro
moted either from the rank, line or
field for that reason direct.
Straw Hats and Cloth
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"VVe are showing best line
Hats ever in Bolivar.
All Straw Hats at Cost.
Entire stock of Jeans,
Cottonades, Denims at
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JL'itch Forks, Snaths, Grass f
Blades you will save mon- z
Cut Prices Here.
Entire lot of 50c. Neck .year
will go at 39c. each. x
25c, we offer at 15c.
they last, 27 cents
TEETHINA was first used by
Dr. Charles J. Moffet, a graduate
of Jefferson Medical College, Phi I a
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where physicians prescribe aud all
mothers give it, and it is criminal
in mothers of our section to allow
their babes and little children to suf
fer, and perhaps die, when relief can
be easily obtained by giving TEE
THINA. It costs only 25 cents at
druggists; or mail 25 cents to C. J.
Moffet, M. D., St. Louis, Mo.
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I took a bottle of Chamberlain's
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G. T. IXORAM, President.
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which caused a valuable horse much suffering, but
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Lyon Manufacturing Co.,
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400x0 when he was two years old. I refused same. Then
some one took him from the stable and commenced with a
wire and wrapped the right leg from the foot up to his hip,
and after standing all n?ght the leg had swollen so large as to
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Editor Buixktin The health of
our neighborhood is good.
The prospect for a crop is en
couraging. If the local showers
continue, I don't think farmers will
have to haul corn from the railroad
Mr. Ja. Hackney, of Pine Top,
was a visitor in our neighborhood
Mr. C. C. Robinson and family
visited relatives here a few days
Mr. G. A. Sweelon was among
our recent visitors.
Cur Sunday-school is progressing
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intendent. Fifty-one sweet little
boys and girls are enrolled.
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1. C. li H. TIME TjLBLM.
Effective Sunday, Jan. 20, 1901.
No. South. No. Nobth.
2S 6.29 p.m. 26....... .... 6.58 .m.
23 7.45 a.m. 24................9.0S p.in .
95 local- 8.30 a.m. 94 local 2.50 p.m.
W. A. HOUSE. Agent
A. E. BLACK,
County Surveyor aSI
on short notice.
I am prepared to sharpen
Gins, bore Wells, and curb
Wells with Stone, Iron or
Wood. My machinery is all
first-class. Terms reasonable.
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