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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, Jiiditor.
PROGRESS TkLEPHONK No. 17.
Friday, August 1G, 1901
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To Voters !
Under the Federal
Census of 1900, the Fourth
and Sixth Civil Districts of
Hardeman County come un
der the provisions of the
No voter, residing
within said districts, will
lie allowed to vote in muni
cipal, county or state elec
tions unless registered.
were opened Monday at Bol
ivar and at Whiteville, ac
cording to law, and will re
main open for ten days.
This is an important
matter, and every voter in
the Fourth and Sixth civil
districts should register at
The Time for
Registration Expires on
Thursday, Aug. 22, 1901.
Have you registered V
Register before the time
expires, next ThursdajT, oth
erwise you will not be enti
tled to vote.
Registka-TIon" is something
new to our people. Under
the law, unless you register
you cannot vote. Register
Thursday of last week,
the citizens of Nashville vot
ed to authorize the city to
subscribe one million dollars
in stock to the Nashville and
Editor Sivlkks, of the
JSomerville Reporter and Fal
coi, has announced as a can
didate for Register of Fay
ette County. This is the
first time he has ever sought
office at the hands of demo
cracy, whose battles he has
fought for more than thirty
years. As a rule, newspaper
men render greater service to
the parties whose cause they
espouse than any other class,
and receive fewer benefits;
therefore, when they ask, tl icy
should receive, provided they
are worthy, as Editor Sparks
is. If the result of the elect
ion was left in the hands of
the newspaper men of Ten
nessee, Mr. Sparks would
win easily, and we hope the
good democrats of Fayette
will view his candidacy in a
The death ot Gen. Necly
removes one of the land
marks, lie came to this
community when it was in
habited by Indians, and ex
changed tobacco and ammu
nition with them for their
hides and furs. lie assisted
in making this a rich and
prosperous country out of a
wilderness. Later he saw his
country devastated by war,
and the accumulated wealth
of years wiped out in an in
credibly short time. To
the extent of his ability, he
assisted his comrades, the
ragged and half-starved Con
federates, in retrieving their
fortunes ; and he lived to see
his country again prosperous.
Many are the men who to-day
hold positions of honor and
profit, that are indebted to
Gen. Neely for a start in life.
His memory will long be
cherished by the people of
A PIONEER AT REST.
General Neely is dead.
This announcement, while not
unexpected, will be read with sor
row by thousands of friends scat
tered over the country.
Almost every man, woman and
child in Hardeman county was per
sonally acquainted with Gen. Neely
and loved him. lie was the oldest
man in the county, lacking about
three months of being 93 years of
age. Throughout his long and
eventful life, he maintained in the
highest degree the esteem and con
fidence of all. lie was an interest
ing, genial, hospitable gentleman,
and was never happier than when
surrounded by his friends. He al
ways looked upon the bright side of
life, had a keen sense of humor, a
large fund of information and was
the center of attraction in every cir
cle. His memory was remarkable
and until a few months ago was per
fectly clear. He could narrate cor
rectlyind with minute precision his
torical events that happened more
than three-quarters of a century
On account of declining health
and the loss of his eyeeight, he re
tired from active business about ten
years ago, though he kept an office
in his building up town, to which
he was daily led, where his friends
would assemble and enjoy his com
pany. A year or more ago, his
health began to fail rapidly and his
physical condition was so weak that
he was unable to walk to his office;
but he insisted upon being wheeled
up in a chair, and his appearance
upon the streets was always a source
of pleasure to his friends, who gath
ered about him and listened to the
interesting anecdotes and reminis
cences of the venerable old gentle
For several months past, he was
unable to leave his room. The end
came peacefully and quietly at his
home in Bolivar, Saturday morning,
August 10th, 1901.
Funeral services were held at the
residence Sunday morning at nine
o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. S.
Cochrane. The remains were buried
in Polk Cemetery by the side of his
wife. Services at the different
churches were dispensed with, the
entire population of the town and
many from a distance were present
to pay the last tribute of respect to
the deceased. ,
Rufus P. Neely was one of the
early settlers of Hardeman county.
He was the son of Charles and Lousa
(Polk) Neely. The .father was born
in Virginia in 1787, and when young
moved .with his parents to Middle
Tennessee. .The mother was born
in North Carolina in 1787, and was
the daughter of Col. Ezekial Polk,
of Colonial distinction, and the orig
inator of the Polk families inTcunes
see. They were among the earlier set
tlers of Maury county. The subject
of this sketch was the survivor of
a family of four children. At the
breaking out of the war of 1S12
Charles Neely, as Captain, led a
company under Jackson, and while
on this campaign he saw a beautiful
scope of country near Tuseumbia,
Ala., where he moved after the war.
He died in 1820, in the prime of
life. His young widow returned to
Maury county, Tenn., and in 1822
came to Hardeman county, before
Bolivar was started, and when not
more than half a dozen families
lived in the county. Here she mar
ried Dr. C. C. Collier, by whom
she had three children, all of whom
are deceased. The mother died in
1SG9. Rufus P. Neely was born
November 2G, 180S, in Maury coun
ty, near Spring Hill, Tind inherited
Irish blood from both father and
mother. He secured a good acad
emic education, and in 1821 came
to Hardeman county on a pony loadr
ed with bacon, in company with
Ezekial Polk, before mentioned.
Mr. Polk had purchased extensive
tracts of land and came to locate
them. In 1829 our subject married
Miss Elizabeth Lea, and the result
of this union was ten children, five
of whom are living Mrs. Mary
Walker, of. New Orleans ; . Mrs.
Kate Collins, of Memphis ; Mrs.
Lou Coleman, of Nashville ; Mrs.
Austin Miller, and Dr. J. J. Neely,
of Bolivar. In politics, he was a
democrat and for many years filled
the offices of Register and County
Court Clerk. lie represented the
county in the legislature of 1839-40.
In the days of malitia, he held the
position of brigadier-general, and
when the trouble arose between
Texas and Mexico, he offered the
services of his command, but his
forces were authoritatively disband
ed, inasmuch as it was contrary to
the law of nations for the Govern
ment to allow her troops to partici
pate. In 1839, Gen. Neely led a
company to assist in removing the
Indians to their territory. He of
fered the services of his command
in the Seminole war and also in the
war with Mexico, but there being a
surplus of troops, his was left out
by lot. In 1801 he enlisted as Cap
tain of Company B, Fourth Tennes
see Infantry (C. S. A.) and in May
of the same year was promoted to
Colonel of his regiment. During
his service he was three times im
prisoned, twice at Alton, 111., and
once at Camp Chase, Ohio. For
many years, he was intimately con
nected with the railroad interests of
the South. He it was who built the
Mississippi Central (now a part of
the Illinois Central system), of
whic'i he was president for several
years, and receiver by appointment
of Gov. Porter ; he was also presi
dent of the Memphis and Knoxville
Road, and one of the directors of
the Mississippi and Tennessee Road.
lie was the only receiver of insol
vent railroads after the war who
earned a surplus while operating his
receivership. He owned and oper
ated Bon Aqua Springs for several
Re was known throughout Ten
nessee and was one ot the most pop
ular men in the state.
A connecting link between the
past and present has been severed,
and a noble character is at rest.
There will be a Teachers' Insti
tute in the 14th district, at Shady
Grove, on August 2Hh. All are
cordially invited to come. Bring
well filled baskets.
Welcome address.. . .W. O. Dyson
Education W. L. Fish
Geography W. F. Dorris
Arithmetic . . W . O. Dyson
Penmanship VV. L. Lockman
Physiology T. A. Kelley
Reading J. "W. Sweeton
Spelling J. A. Overton
The Verb..., J. L. A'lford
TJ. S. History W. II. Harris
The Infinitive and Participle
Mental Arithmetic. .C. M. Uiggina
Our Boys and Girls, W.L.Robinsou
The Growth of Our Country,
T. E. Murdaugh
D. E. Bisuor,
The date of tlie next meeting of
the Hardeman County Farmers' In
stitute has been changed from Sat
urday, September th, 1901, to Sat
urday, September 14th, 1901, on ac
count of the convening of Circuit
Court. A programme of the Insti
tute will be published in the Bulle
tin prior to the meeting.'
W. A. Carutiikrs, Pres.
G. A. Black, Sr., Sec'y.
"Through the months of Juue
and July our baby was teething and
look a running off of the bowels and
sickness of the stomach," says O.
P. M. Ilolliday, of Deming, Ind.
"Ilia bowels would move from five
to eight times a day. I had a bottle
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy in the house
and gave him four drops in a tea
spoonful of water and he got better
at once." For sale by V. J. Cox,
Bolivar; J. W. Nuckolls, Toone.
Pension Board Figures.
Nashville, Aug. 13. The state
pension board's report, filed to-day,
Bhows the following : Number of
applications filed to date, 3,5S4;
pensioners on the roll, 1,214 ; Est
Tennessee, 30G; Middle Tennessee,
038; West Tennessee, 270; sixteen
first-class, or $300 per year, $4,800;
twenty-three second-class, or $120
per year, $2,700; 1,175 third-class,
or $100 per year, $117,590; 1,214
To Save her Child
From frightful disfigurement Mrs.
Nannie Gallegcr, of La Grange, Ga.,
applied Bucklen's Arnica Salve to
great sores on her head and face,
and writes, its quick cure exceeded
all her hopes. It works wonders in
sores, bruises, skin eruptions, cuts,
burns, scalds and piles. Price 25c.
For sale by W. J., Cox, and cure
Three Deaths in One HoiTr.
Van Buren, Ark., Aug: 9. Three
children of JameH Maloue, living
near Uniontown, this county, met a
violent death within an hour of each
other this morning in a most re
The two oldest sons, 3 and 4 years
of age, respectively, were left at
home while the mother, with her
9-months-old babe, was at Leed's
creek, doing the family washing.
Hearing her older children s screams
the mother rushed to the cabin, to
find that they had been bitten by a
rattlesnake. The children died one
Remembering the babe she had
left crawling about the banks of the
stream, Mrs. Malone hurried back,
only to find it had fallen in and
drowned, the body having lodged
in some driftwood a hundred yards
The three children were buried in
the same grave this afternoon at
Stillwell, I. T.
The shock was too much for the
devoted mother, whose mental con
dition is considered serious.
Astounded the Editor.
Editor S. A. Brown, of Bennetts
ville, S. C, was once immensely
surprised. "Through long suffering
from dyspepsia," he writes, "my
wife was greatly run down. She
had no strength or vigor and suffer
ed great distress from her stomach,
but she tried Electric Bitters which
helped her at once and, after using
four bottles, she is entirely well,
can eat any thing. It's a grand
tonic, and its gentle laxative quali
ties are splendid for torpid liver."
For indigestion, loss of appetite,
stomach, liver and kidney troubles
it's a positive, guaranteed cure. Only
50c. Sold by W. .1. Cox Uruggist
District No. 7.
Good rains fell Sunday and Sun
day night. Never too iate to do
good. Your scribo has been pros
pecting seme the last few days, and
believes that farmers are worse
scared than hurt.
Sowing rye and turnips will be
the next order of the day.
John Wheatly, of Toone, visited
us Sunday. Come again, John, the
girls are always glad to see you.
Oscar Ussery visited Wm. Clift
Sunday, lie said he brought the
rain. Come again next drouth and
We rcsrret to state that Booker
Clift is on the sick Mat.
Charley Ilazelgrove, and Esquire
Lewis and Ernest Wheeler, have
been stopping at the "red gate" al
Mr. Ab Robley has beeu driving
"old gray" to Middleburg to beat
six-bits on the dollar. We hope
the old boy will- be blessed Loth
spiritually and financially.
Columbus, Ga., Aug. 24, 1872.
Dr. J. C. Moffett Dear Doctor :
We gave your TEETH IN A (Teeth
ing Powders) to '.ujr little grand
child with the. happ;e. results. The
effects were almost inimical, and
certainly more satisfactory than
from anything we ever used. Yours
very truly, Joseph S. Key, Pastor
S. Paul Church. (Now Bishop M.
E. Church, South.).
ling theStoinachs andBowcls of
ness and Rest.Contains neillicr
Jlttipe aTOLdltrSLiMl ZZ PITCJIER
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Aperfecl Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions .Feverislv
.ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
Fac Simile Signature or
EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER.
For 20 Years Has Led all Worm Remedies. U:
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Prepare by JAMES F- BALLARD. St. Louis.
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LOCKYEAR'S BUSINESS COLLEGE,
Are Ton Weak
Weakness manifests itself in the loss of
ambition and aching bones. The blood is
watery; the tissues are wasf ine the door is
beinp opened for disease. A bottle of Browns'
Iron Bitters taken in time will restore your
strength, soothe your nerves, make your
blood rich and red. Do you more pnJ
than an expensi ve epeeial course of :ri-;l -i-ir.e.
Browns' Ifon Bitters is sold by all dealers.
O. T. INGRAM, President
LL, AssU't rashier.J
JOHN U MITCHELL
SST'lJiRECTOus . T.
w. i. ivniterson, u. jn. ravage,
Transacts a General Ranting Business.
Collections Made and Pro.-.t I lot urns.
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Mexican Mustang Liniment
for horse ailments, for cattle ailments, for sheep ailments.
The most sensible thing to do when
from Bruises or Cuts is
because it is noted for its ability to drive out sore
ness and inflammation, after which it heals the
damaged flesh in a remarkably short space of time.
For open wounds soak a cloth with the liniment
and bind on the same as you would a poultice.
For other hurta apply freely and rut it well In.
Mexican Mustang Liniment i
is a sure remedy for curing Scaly Legs among poultry. .
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
THC CCNTAUR COMPANY. NEW YOB OITY.
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W. J. COX.
Valuable to Women.
Especially valuable to women is Browns'
Irn Bitters. Backache vanishes, headache
disappears, strength takes the place ol
weakness, and the glow of health readily
conies to the pallid cheek when this won
derful remedy is taken. For sickly children
or overworked men it has no equal. No home
should be without this famous remedy.
Urowus'Iron Bitters is sold by all dealers.
Ingram, Jno. V . imuckous,
w. u. Jorion, jno. i . iuugia. .m
Money to Loan on Reasonable Terms.
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to treat the w ound with
t WHITE'S CREAM i
V Most in Quantity. Pest in Quality. f
A Minister's Good Work.
"I had a serere attack of bilious
colic, got a bottle of Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Rem
edy, took two doses and was entire
ly cured," says Ilev. A. A. Power,
of Emporia, Kan. "My neighbor
across the street was sick for over a
week, bad two or three bottles of
medicine from thejjdoctor. He used
them for three or four days without
relief, then called in another doctor
who treated him for- some days and
gave him uo relief, so discharged
him. I went over to see him the
next morning. He said his bowels
were in a terrible fix, that they had
been rnuniiig off so long that it was
almost bloody llux. I asked him if
he had tried Chamberlain 8 Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and
he said 'No.' I went home and
brought him my bottle and gave
one dose ; told him to take another
dose in fifteeu or twenty minutes if
be did not find relief, but he tooK
no more and was entirely cured."
For sale by W. J. Cox, Bolivar; J.
W. Nuckolls, Toone.
Their Secret is Out.
All Sadieville, Ky., was curious
to learn the cause of the vast im
provement in the health of Mrs. S.
1'. Whittaker, who had for a long
time endured untold suffering from
a chronic bronchial trouble. "It's
all due to Dr. King's New Discov
ery," writes her husband, "it com
pletely cured her and also cured our
little grand-daugLter of a severe at
tack of whooping cough." It posi
tively cures coughs, colds, la
grippe, bronchitis, all throat and
lunge troubles. Guaranteed bottles
50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free.
For sale by W. J. Cox.
What a Tale it Tells.
If that liver of yours shows a
wretched, sallow complexion, a
jaundiced look, moth patches and
blotches on the skin, it's liver trou
ble ; but Dr. King's New Life Pills
regulate the liver, purify the blood,
give clear skin, rosy cheeks, rich
complexion. Ouly 25 cts. at W. J.
Cox's drug store.
li i- t-Cl ass
All the latest drinks.
CrushedFruits of all kinds.
WHITE PATRONAGE ONLY SO
LICITED. R. L. Lightfort & Co.
I am prepared to bore
new Wells or curb oltl ones
on short notice. Can make
pipe or deep Wells. Your
patronage solicited. Prices
reasonable and work guaran
teed. Progress Telephone, 65
Cuuiherl'd Telephone, 31 -2 J
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i County Court
Malinda Junes, et als
Hardeman County, Tenn
It appearing from the petition, which is sworn
to, that Josephine Valentine and her husband,
David Valentine, are non.re&idenU of the state of
Tennessee and are residents of the state of Arkan
sas; that Ida Dickersou find her husband, Frank
Dickerson, are non -residents of the state of Ten
nessee and are residents of the state of Mississippi ;
that Pinkey Jones (formerly but who is now mar
ried and the name of her husband is unknown and
cannot be ascertained, upon diligent inquiry,) and
her husband, are non-residents of the state of
Tennessee and are residents of the state of Illinois,
so that ordinary process of law can not be served
upon any of the above named defendants.
It ia therefore ordered that publication le made
for four consecutive weecs in the Bolivar Bulletin,
a newspaper published in the town ot Bolivar,
Tenn., requiring said non-residnt defendents to
enter their appearance before the county court at
Bolivar, Tenn., on the first Monday in September,
1901, and plead, answer or demur to the allegation
io said bill contained, otherwise the same will be
taken for confessed, as to them, and the case set for
hearing. Ex. Parte.
In testimoney whereof witness my hand, this
Julv 13th, 1901.
JULIUS CRAWFORD, Clerk.
By J. A. Wilsow, Jr., D. C
I am prepared to sharpen
Gins, bore Wells, and curb
Wells with Stone, Iron or
Wood. My machinery is all
first-class. Terms reasonable.
1). AV. PARIIAN,
"My baby was terribly sick witb
tbe diarrhoea,' says J. II. Doak, ot
Williams, Oregon. "We were un
able to cure bim with tbe doctor's
assistance, and as a last resort we
tried Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. I am hap
py to say it gave immediate relief
and a complete cure." For sale by
T. J. Cox, Bolivar; J. W. Nuck