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Thp Rnlivar Rn 1 1 pf in
i ntjDUiivdr puncim.
S LOCAL and PERSONAL. S
School Books and Supplies
ins in Jackson.
Mrs. H. P. Joyner is visit
ing in Jackson.
Fruit Jars and Jelly Glass
es at Hudson's.
Mrs. A. J. Coates spent
Wednesday in Jackson.
Miss Sallie Emerson, of
Nashville, is visiting relatives
Clearance sale of Sum
mer Dress Goods at Kahn
Mr. T. J. Mitchell and wife,
of Somerville, spent Monday
Yard-wide Brown Do
mestic 5c per yard at
Miss Janie !Neely, of Mid
dleton, visited Mr. and Mrs.
J. A. Foster last week.
Large line of Remnant
Lawns at half price.
Mrs. T. D. Newborn and
daughter, Mary, left Thurs
day for Trenton and Brad
ford. Mr. G. T. Ingram and son,
George, have returned from
a week's visit to Texas rela
tives. Miss Maude Wilkinson and
Miss Mamie Johnson returned
Monday from a visit to Milan
Just received a new line
of Shoes, Hosiery, Laces,
Embroideries and Velvet
Ribbon at Kahn Bros
Mr. and Mrs. James Ches
ter, of Jackson, were guests
of Bolivar friends the first of
Mesdames Mary and J. II.
Solomon, of Mississippi, are
visiting the family of Mr. J.
Mr. Thomas Prewitt, a
popular young man of Grand
.Junction, son of Mr. George
Prewitt, died Sunday.
The best Bleached Do
mestic, Lonsdale and
Knight Cloth at 8 I -3c.
Miss Anna Cox, daughter
of Mrs. Mollie Cox, died at
Middleton Wednesday, after
an illness of several weeks.
Gents Shirts worth
50c, 75c and $.00, to
close out will offer choice
at 38c. Kahn Bros.
Mr. Hubbard Hardaway
and children, of Michigan
City, Miss., were guests of
Mrs. Alice Hardaway Sun
day. Mrs. E. B. Tate and daugh
ter, Evelyn, Misses Mary
Wood, Lillias, Clara and
Fanny Bills are at Rogers'
Large lot of small size
Ladies' Shoes worth from
$J.50 to $5 per pair, we
will sell for 50 and 75
cents Kahn Bros.
Miss Sallie Jackson, of
Grand Junction, made the
highest general average in
the examinations at the
Teachers' Institute last week.
Do not fail to call and
get our prices before mak
ing purchases, as we
guarantee to save you
money Kahn Bros.
Dr. P. F. Ilobertson re
turned Sunday from Chica
go. He and his wife will
leave in a few days for their
home at Rock Springs, Tex
as. Mr. Nat Huddleston sent
to our office Tuesday a stalk
of cotton thirty-eight inches
high, filled with squares and
blooms. He has acres of
the same kind.
' Mrs- c E- Rose' after l
pleasant visit to Mis8 Lou
Shivers, on Deaderick avenue, '
returned to her home in
Hickory Valley last even-.
in Jackson Wing.
Shirt Waists at less
than half price at Kahn
Mr. H. M. Tyler, a repre -
seiltative of the Hessig-Ellis II. V. Tate, after an illness of stv
Drug Co., Memphis, is atjeral weeks. The funeral services
Dunlap, suffering from a bad-' were held in the Presbyterian
iy Sprained ankle, the result' Church Sunday morning, conducted
of a fall from a swing last.' by Rev. V. S. .Cochrane, whose
Sunday. I appropriate remarks made a deep
Ati i i impression upon the vas-. concourse
barbecue and piPinc was. , . ,
. -i-r at 1 1
given at Kearnev s Mill on;
the 4th in honor of Miss
Johnson, ot San Antonio,
Texas. Quite a number of
Bolivar's young people were
present and enjoyed the day.
A slight change in the
schedule on the Illinois Cen
tral went into effect Sunday.
The north bound morning
passenger is due at G.58 in
stead of. 1G, and the local
freight going south at 8.30
instead of 8.15.
Go to Hudson's for a good
Pocket Knife, Kazor, Strop,
At the July term of Coun
ty Court, T. F. Dorris was
appointed administrator of
the estate of Jesse Ammons;
the will of R. II. Wood was
probated and H. W. Tate,
Ben Wilson and Wm. House
qualified as executors.
Buy your Perfumes, Soaps,
Cigars, Fine Candies, etc. at
Mr. Bud Moore, of Vildo,
who has been visiting his
brother, Mr. J. A. Moore,
this city, has returned home.
He was accompanied to Vil
do by his nieces, Misses Phie
and Amy Moore, who will
spend the summer there.
Dr. A. M. Peters, of Wins
field, La., visited in Bolivar
The first cotton bloom of
the season was brought in by
Mr. F. A. Shearin on June
29th, the second by Mr. R.
F. Ammons, on the 30th, the
third by Mr. F. C. Moore, of
Saulsbury, the fourth by
Mary Miller colored, both of
the latter on July 2nd
Messrs. T. J. Iluddleton
and J. H. Carlin, of Middle
ton, were in town yesterday.
The following is a com
parison of the meteorologic
al report for June during
two years : June 1900 range
38, rainfall 13.15 inches,
daily average .-1 inches,
maximum 89 degrees. June
1901 range 51A, rainfall
.11 inches, daily average .01
inches, maximum 101 4 de
grees. A nice line of Striped
and Plaid Ducks and Pi
ques worth 1 5c per yard,
at 8 -3c. Kahn Bros.
Miss Sallie Wilkinson and
her brother, children of Mr.
Nat Wilkinson, who lives a
few miles southwest of Bol
ivar, were struck by light
ning Wednesday at noon. At
the time, they were in the
yard, removing clothes from
a line. The young lady was
the greater sufferer from the
stroke. Both are expected to
The following from a dis
tance attended the funeral of
Capt. R. H. Wood Sunday:
Mrs. O. C. House, .Mr. Wm.
House, Franklin; Miss Pru
die Polk, Mrs. R. H. Yancey,
Nashville; Mr. and Mrs. Ben
Wilson, Baltimore; Mr. and
Mrs. Jerome Hill, Mr. Frank
Fentress, Memphis; Messrs.
Paul T. Jones, John II.
Jones, Tate Young, Corinth.
I cordially invite the pub
lic to visit my New Soda
Fountain and drink there
from Delicious Pepsol, Coco
Cola, Ice Cream Soda, Egg
Phosphate, Egg Chocolate,
Egg Lemonade, Bolivar
Glace, Orange Float, Mint
Freeze, Orange Cider, Claret
Lemonade. Best quality and
hnsr. sprvifp o-nnranteed.
I W. J. Cox.
Robert H. Wood.
A NOBLE CHARACTER AT REST.
Friday evening, June 28, 1901,
at 8.15 o'clock, Capt. Robert II.
Wood died in Bolivar, Teun., at
, the residence of his son-in-law, Dr.
aoBciuuieu iu pay me last esau rues
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laiu to rest in folk Cemetery by tue
6ide of his wife. Beautiful floral
completely covered the
Robert II. Wood was born in Al
bemarle County, Virginia, in 182G,
and was brought to Hardeman
Couuty in infaacy by his jiareiiis,
James Wood and Frances A. Wood,
who settled near Hickory Valley.
'fhe subject of this sketch was in
structed by a private tutor for a
number oTyears, later entering the
University of Virginia and studied
law under the famous Henry St.
Georg Tucker. Returning from
the University, he located in IJoli
var, and continued the study of law
in the office of Jadge Austin Miller.
Later, he formed a partnership with
Thos. R. Smith.
In 1847 he was married to Miss
Mary C. Bills, daughter of John II.
Bills, by whom he had three chil
dren, who survive Mrs. Hugh W.
Tate, of Bolivar; Mrs. Wm. House,
Franklin, and Mrs. Ben Wilson, of
In 1853, he was elected to the
Iegisla'.ure, serving two terms. Mr.
Wood was an ardent secessionist,
and when the war between the states
came on, he took an active part in
promoting secession, canvassing the
county in its behalf. He organized
a company, "The Ilatchie Ilunteis"
and was elected its Captain. He !
fought valiantly at Belmont, Shiloh
and other important engagements.
He was appointed by the Commander-in-chief
as one of three commis
sioners to supervise the discipline
and revise the tactics of the army.
After the battle of Shiloh, on ac
count of ill-health, he was compell
ed to leave the service.
The war over, he resumed the
practice of law at Bolivar, forming
a partnership with Albert T. Mc
Neal, under the firm name of Wood
& McNeal, which continued until
Capt. Wood was a member of the
Presbyterian Church, Superintend
ent of the Sunday School, a faithful
attendant upon services and a liberal
contributor to the church-
At a meeting of the bar of llar
demau Couuty, held at the Court
House, in Bolivar, Tennessee, on
June 29, 1901, for the purpose of
taking appropriate action on the
death of Capt. Robert II. Wood,
late a member of the bar of said
County, A. J. Coates was called to
the chair and C. A. Miller was elec
ted Sec'ty. On motion the chair ap
pointed C. A. Miller, J. A. Foster,
Hugh E. Carter and A. J. Coates a
committee on resolutions. lhe
committee on resolutions reported
the following which were unani
mously adopted: 1
Captain Robert II. Wood, lawyer
and gentleman, after having practi
ced his profession for more that fif
ty years as a member of the bar of
Hardeman County, Tennessee, has
been called to his final reward and
we have met to express our estimate
of bis high character and many
virtues and our sorrow because
we no longer have him with
us to guide us iu our high calling
by his wisdom, experience and ex
ample. A high sense of honor and
gentlemanly instincts he had by
birth and from these he never de
parted. He was born in Albemarle
County, Virginia, on the 9th day of
March 1826, the child of James
Wood and Frances "Wood, formerly
Allen. He came of a strikingly, dis
tinguished family of lawyers in Vir
ginia from whence both his father
and mother came with him to
Tennessee. He was educated at
J Center College, Danville, Keu-
tucky,and the University of Virgin
ia. After his college course was
finished he began the practice of
law at Bolivar, lenn., reading law
in the office of Judge Austin Miller,
and had marked success from the
beginnicg. On January 7, 1847, he
was married to Miss Mary C Bills,
daughter of John II. Bills, of Bol
ivar, with whom he lived many
years of happiness, but who died in
1868 leaving him three daughters,
now Mrs. Dr. Hugh W. Tate, of
Bolivar; Mrs. William House, of
Franklin, Tenn.; Mrs Ben Wilson,
of Baltimore. Mr. Wood never
married again, his profession after
the death of his devoted wife, being
the object of his chief attention
and zealous care. He was a great
advocate and jury lawyer ; a man
ot trutu ana nonor. lie never
fomented litigation nor encouraged
malicious and wrongful suits, advis
iftg his die. its always to compro
mise when the sum was honorable
and right. He possessed more of the
confidence of the people of his coun
ty than any other man who ever
lived in it and his advice was sought
by all sides and in all matters.
Prior to the war he was a partner of
Judge lhoma K. bmith. After th
war he formed the partnership of
Wood fc McNeal ami this alliance
with Captain Albert T. McNeal
lasted till ins death. J I is practice
for more than half ot a century was
large and profitable so that he
amassed a fortune many years before
fie died. lie was alo a man of
true religious c-n victions ami a
zealous member of the Presbyterian
Church. He was elected twice a
nieuiber of the State Legislature
and served in the cessions of 18."3
and 1835. After this he eschewed
politics and was ne er a candidate
for office though his popularity was
unbounded. Whwu the war be
tween the states was on he espous
ed the cause of the South and raised
a Company of Infantry and served
conspicuously in the same. With
him right and duty were watch
words and he nobly did these in all
of his affairs of life. On June 28,
1901, he died respected, beloved and
honored by all who knew him.
Therefore, Resolved that the
death of Rjbert 11. Wood is a great
loss to the bar of the state, to us and
to his community.
Resolved, that it is well for us
that he lived and tnat dead we hon
or him with our praise, love and
gratitude, especially for his many
personal acts of kindness to us as
fellow members of the same bar.
Resolved, that the Hon. J. A.
Foster be requested to present to
the Circuit Court a copy of these
resolutions, that A. T. McNeal pre
sent same to the Supreme Court, A.
J. Coates present same to the Chan-
eery Court, Hugh E. Carter pre
sent same to the County Court and
C. A. Miller present same to the U.
S. Court of this District and that
the same be spread on the minutes
of said Courts. That the same be
published in our local county pa
pers, and that we attend his fu
A. J. Coates,
II. E. Carter, !
J. A. Foster,
C. A. Miller, J
MEETINU OF COUNTY OFFICIALS.
At a meeting of the county offi
cials, W. J. Cox, chairman county
court ; R. N. Mitchell, trustee ; Wi
B. Saramons, sheriff; Julius Craw
ford, county clerk ; S. II. Jones,
circuit clerk ; J. A. Wilson, Jr.,
clerk and master chancery court, and
S. T. Foote, deputy register, were
present, and on motion R.N. Milch
ell was elected chairman and S. II.
The following resolutions were
tendered and unanimously adopted :
Whereas, It has pleased The Su
preme Ruler to remove, by death,
from our midst Capt. R. II. Wood,
a valuable and worthy member of
the Bar of the county, and
Whereas, Capt. R. II. Wood has
been intimately associated with each
and all of us during our entire offi
cial lives, we do assume this method
of expressing our feelings in this
Resolved, That in the death of
Capt. R. II. Wood the people of
this county have lost a good and
honorable citizen, a true and honest
counselor ; that we have lost a kind,
correct, legal adviser, who was ever
ready to assist us whenever we were
iu doubt, and that the church with
which he was identified has lost a
substantial and valuable member
whose place cannot be readily sup
Resolved, I hat we tender to the
family and relatives of the deceased
our sympathy and deep condolence
in their loss, and our esteem for the
high character of the deceased as a
lawyer of great abi'ity and a man of
sterling and exalted worth in all his
walks and his avocation in life.
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be published in each of
the county papers and that a copy
be transmitted to the family of the
On motion the meeting adjourned.
R. N. Mitchell, Ch'n.
S. II. Jones, Sec'y.
W. J. Cox.
W. B. Sammons.
J. A. Wilson., Jr.
S. T. Foote.
Bolivar, Tenn., July 2nd, 1901.
The following resolutions were
unanimously adopted, at the July
term of Quarterly Court, held in the
court houee at Bolivar, Monday,
July 1, 1901 :
To the Honorable Couuty Court
of Hardeman County, Tennessee
We, your committee, appointed to
draft resolutions of respect to our
late friend, Robert II. Wood, de
ceased, submit the following :
Whereas, It has pleased Divine
Providence to remove from our
midst by death the. Hon. Robert II.
j Wood, a member of the bar of the
: county; and
Whereas, Mr. Wood has been
intimately associated with each and
all of us, the county officials, for
many years, we take this method of
expressing our feeliug in this sad
Resolved, That in the death of
Robert II. Wood the people of this
couuty have lost a good and honor
able citizen, a true and honest coun
selor.; that we have lost a kind and
correct legal adviser, who was ever
ready to help us whenever we were
Resolved, That we tender to the
family of the deceased our ympa
thy and condolence in its loss and
our esteem for the high character of
the deceased as a lawyer of high
standing and a man of exalted
Resolved, That a copy of lbee
resolutions be spread at large upon
the minutes of this court, that they
be printed in the Bolivar papers and
that a copy be sent to the family of
D. W. McAnulty, "
J. W. Wilson,
Jas. Knox T4te,
C. A. Duncan,
W. J. Cox.
IN MEMORIAM ROIiERT II. WOOD.
The length of a human life is but
a very 'ittle thing in the time that
goes on forever and always. Yet
every human life has its own place
and influence. It has its own de
velopment for self, and its contribu
tion for others. The man who uses
the short time allotted him to con
trol and conquer what may be the
worst of himself, and to elevate and
develop the best of himself, and at
the same time realizes and utilizes
his capacity and opportunity to aid
in the similar work of his fellows,
does his duty to God and his duty
to his neighbors ; and iu doing
these he is fulfilling the destiuy
that is ready for him, as for all
men, and is beginning his life eter
nal. It is a noble record of a human
life when it leaves at its close the
earnest and sincere good words of
those who best knew it, together
with the fragrance of tender recol
lection, and ennobling example, to
those among whom it was spent.
But few men leave behind them,
when they depart this life here to
enter into their life and work here
after, a record among their fellows
so replete with benediction and so
free from adverse comment as Rob
ert IL Wood. Those who knew
him best understood him well and
appreciated what he was, and his
neighbors of a life time are the best
witnesses to his value as a man and
citizen. Quiet, self-controlled, un
ambitious, faithful, he had no aspi
rations or desire for place or posi
tion, but was content in the endeav
or to do his full duty in life where
it had pleased God to call him.
He was prominent in his chosen
profession, and his reputation well
established among his brethren who
honored him. He was equally so
as a citizen, having the unreserved
and entire confidence and esteem of
all around him.
Sympathetic and helpful, wise
and prudent, all people trusted him,
all respected and esteemed him, all
mourn him; and in this county of
Hardeman, where he made his home
and from which he has gone before
us, his going leaves an ample wealth
of sincere sorrow, and of tender re
gret, and a golden memory.
A. T. M.
Proceedings of July Term
VENIRE SETTEMIiER TEEM CIRCUIT
No. 1 L. M. Lee, . J. K. Ferguson.
2 T. L. Ferguson, J. E. Mc
Caskill. 3 Lee Gibson, E. B. Stewart.
" 4 W. T. Cross, J hos. Doyle.
" 5 Charley Campbell.
" G G. A. Black, T. M. Moore,
I. M. Emersou.
" 7 R. B. Ray.
8 Hugh Cheshier.
" 9 L. E. Pearce, J. D.Wheeler
10 Nat Floyd, W. W. Scott.
11 Miles Burnes, Julius Bishop
" 12 W. A. Barnes, Henry Stan-
" 13 R. M. Mitchell, C. T. Mil
stead. " 14 J. B. Ferrell, G. W. Black.
" 15 Hardy Black, J. J. Ander
son. " 16 L. G. Armstrong, James
" 17 J. R. Cornelius, A. W. Ja
cobs. ' " 18 J. L. Siler, J. A. Hornsby.
19 W. L. Cartwright.
44 20 John Shearin.
A. XV. Neely and Pink Pinner
were appointed officers to wait on
It was ordered by the court that
G. T. Ingram, R. N. Mitchell and
D. W. Parran be appointed a com
mittee to have the roofs on court
house and jail painted, also paint
fence at jail, and to have necessary
repairs on court house porch.
Zack Blassingame was released
from road duty and the payment of
It was ordered by the court that
J. M. McKinnie be allowed to ped-
Tbo Kind You Have Always Bought, and wliicli lias been
In use for over 30 years, lias borno the sij?natnro of
? - and has been made under his pcr-
fj? jJ&ffl'?tfL'r sonal supervision since its infancy.
uZSyX J-CCCcUi Allow no one to deceive you in this.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-g-ood" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of?
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment.
What is CASTORiA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing- Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and AViinl
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. .
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
The Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
tVt CENTAUR COMPANY. TT MURRAY STREET. NEW YORK CITY.
die or 6ell goods in Hardeman Coun
ty without license.
The Commissioners of the Poor
reported that the paupers are cared
for according to contract, being
furnished with clean quarters and
plenty of wholesome food and com
fortable bedding. There are at
present thirteen inmates, ten white
and three colored.
To the Honorable County Court of
Ycur Chaiiman most respectfully
submits the following report of the
financial condition of the county on
the first day of July, 1901:
There was in the hands of the
Trustee on April 1, 1901, (last re
port) tbesumof $10,812.94; collec
tions from all sources since, as
shown in the monthly settlements
with Trustee and Chairman, $454.
73, making a total amount of $11,
267.67. Disbursements, warrants paid and
commissions of Trustee for quarter
ending June 30th, 1901, $2,547.36,
leaving balance in hands of Trustee
on July 1, 1901, $8,7-20-31.
Amount of warrants issued for all
purposes from April 1st, to July
1st, 1901, $2,466.36.
Amount of warrants issued and in
hands of Chairman uncalled for
July 1, 1901, $347.36.
W. J. Cox, Ch'n.
It appearing to the court that the
iron bridge over Ilatchie lliver
at Statler's ferry is rusting and ,
ueeus repamuug, u was uruereu
that XV. J. Milstead, W. A. Breed
en and G. T. Ingram have the work
It was ordered by the court that
Dr. G. M. Dorris be allowed the
right of way for a telephone line
along the public road from Dorris
Post-oflice to Bolivar a id from Dor
ris Post-office to Crainesville.
W. II. Tate and J. F. Kellar
were appointed to have bridge built
on Tate Creek, on road leading from
Tooue to Medon and Cloverport.
G. A. Black, road contractor of
No. 15, was appointed to have the
bridges repaired iu Clover Creek
bottom, on Bolivar and Denmark
road, also bridges on Medon and
Cloverport road and bridge on road
leading from Toone to Medon.
It was ordered 7, the court that
Joseph Herriman, W. S. Crowley
and Thomas Polk have repairs done
on the bridge across Piney Creek,
known as the Nuckoll's bridge.
S. W. Pirtle, II. S. Denton, and
John White were appointed to have
bridge built on Pirtle Ferry road in
Ilatchie bottom, near l'irile r-eiry,
the old bridge having bumed.
J. P. Rook, T. J. Ayres and L.
C. Hornsby were appointed to have
bridge repaired on Bolivar and Pine
Top road across Piney Creek.
J. II. Jernigan, W. R. Jernigan
and J. M. Mitchell were appointed
to repair or rebuild bridge on road
leading from Middleton to Craines
ville. A. J. Walton, Rich'd Nuckolls
and Charley Walton appointed to
have repairs done on bridge across
Gray's Creek, near Charley Wal
ton's. The bridge on the Saulsbury and
Grnd Junction road near the SSneed
place was declared a county bridge,
and C. W. Press, W. F. Ferguson
and II. B. Wright were appointed
to examine and have necessary re
pairs made on same.
S. F. Nuckolls, Road Commis
sioner, was ordered to have County
Surveyor survey the road purchased
of John R. McKinnie lying between
him and O. B. Polk, and have same
opened as law directs, and county
bridge moved to proper place on
R I if r- l
We closed a seventeen days' meet
ing at the Baptist Church on Tues
day night. Rev. Ross Moore, of
Ilighland-evenue Baptist Church,
Jackson, Tenn., did the preaching
most acceptably. The meeting
grew in interest from the beginning
and on the last day and night ser
vices the attendance was larger than
at awy former ones, except on Sun
day. The majority. of active Chris
tians in Bolivar engaged heartily in
these meetings. The noble women,
especial'y, were untiring in this
work. Three services a day were
held, and sometimes four. There
were seventeen professions pf faith,
anvl many church members greatly
strengthened. Eternity alone will
reveal the good that has been ac
complished in Jesus' name. As a
token of high esteem and apprecia
tion our people felt for Bro. Moore's
services, a purse of over fifty dol
lars, and the hand-grasps of the con
gregation were tendered him on his
departure, with the universal wish
for his return iu the future.
J. F. Ray.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
.v Av .S. .V .TV
July 13th, at 10 o'clock a. m.y
and continuing for ten days
only, we will oiler 500 Suits,
former price $7.50 to 15.00,
at 5.00 per Suit.
Also 300 pairs nice Pants,
former prices 4.50 to 6.00,
at 3.00 per pair.
JyCorae early for choice. Such
bargains have never been equalled.
J. A. Barrett.
I am prepared to bore
new Wells or curb old ones '
on short notice. Can make
pipe or deep Wells. Your
patronage solicited. Prices
reasonable nd work guaran
teed. x. c EJ5Srj?Xi:,
ProtirPsR Telephone, G-5
Cumberl'd Telephone, 31 -2
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