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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Peogress Telephone No. 17.
Friday, August 30, 190 J.
Middling cotton in Mem
phis was quoted Tuesday at
Louisville is royally en
tertaining the Knights Tcm
plai this week.
The first bale of Shelby
county cotton was received
Saturday and sold for 17
The bodies of two negroes
were found in a lake six miles
from Clarksdale, Miss., Sun
clay. The coroner's jury re
turned a verdict that from
(a wilderness of cane), "they
had committed suicide or
been killed by wild hogs."
The Brownsville States
Graphic says that Judge Swig
gart is not claiming every
thing in sight, as some of the
Frazier rooters, but he will
be there in full force when
the erame is called. If we
take the word of some of
Frazicr's indiscreet friends,
it would seem he has a walk
over. Their program seems
to be to begin by claiming
everything, a species of poli
tics that will not take with
the sober, quiet thinking peo
ple of the state.
One-Man Election Power.
The Chattanooga JSIcws, referring
to the indisposition of so many vo
ters to register, says : "It Las be
come more and more evident every
year that people are tiring of our
complex election laws," and attrib
utes this tendency mainly to the
present offensive method of appoint
ing commissioners of registration.
Says the News :
This failure doubtless drives more
people away from the ballot box
than any other. It strikes home
rule a heavy blow and undermines
one of the foundations of democracy
the right of the people to manage
their own local affair unhindered by
the executive arm of the govern
ment. This thing of a man . who
may be a candidate for office hold
ing the. election machinery in his
hands, appointing by proxy the elec
tion officers in every county of the
state, supervising all elections from
Nashville and virtually counting the
vote and declaring the result, is
productive of no good. It breeds
dissensions, splits the party into
factions, arrays democrat against
democrat, furnishes a pretext for
charges of frauds, cuts down the
vote, and, if continued, will finally
rend the party asunder in this state
We lay it down as an indisputable
proposition that the registration law
has caused democrat to ngnt demo
crat harder than both of them ever
fought republicanism. Voters
in nine cases in ten have nothing
personal against the commissioners
or the appointing power, but simply
because one man practically holds
the election machinery firmly in his
grasp, they rebel. It is opposition
to the system this one man power
that makes it so difficult to get
the people to take an active interest
The News says a movement was
started in the last legislature to cor
rect these defects in our election
laws, but it never went further than
the preparation of a bill, which was
suddenly dropped, for what reason
has never been explained, although
"a number of prominent democrats
in various portions of the state" fa
vored it and urged its support.
The News has claimed or it has
been claimed for it that it is the
only "regular" democratic daily in
the state. That it should join in a
strong condemnation of our election
law, even though it be upon the
ground that the Jaw is working in
jury to the democratic party has a
significance that should invite the
attention of the machine. Banner.
Shortly after the passage of the
law authorizing the governor to
appoint commissioners of election
in the different counties of the state
the Bulletin was among the first
to express its opposition to the un
just and undemocratic act. 'J he
spirit and letter of the law is wrong,
contrary to local self-government
and home rule. The people of the
various counties should elect their
own commissioners, as they do their
Phil. D. Amour's Sayings.
Capital can do nothing without
brains to direct it.
An American boy counts one long
before his time to vote.
We can't help the past, but we
can look out for the future.
Hope is pretty poor security to go
to a-bank, to borrow money on.
Give the young man a chance ;
this is the country for the young.
A "sit-down method" won't do a
minute in this ajre of aggressiveness.
A man does not necessarily have
to be a lawyer to have good, hard
There is nothing else on earth so
annoying as procrastination in de
cisions. An indiscreet man usually lives
to see the folly of his ways ; and if
he doesn't, his children do.
A man should always be close to
the situation, know what he is doing
and not take anything for granted.
When you are striving to do that
which ia right be courteous and nice
in every way, but don't get ,:turned
It is an easy matter to handle. even
congested confroversities where the
spirit of the parties is right and
The trouble with a great many
men is they don't appreciate their
predicament until they get into the
There is one element that is worth
its weight in gold,- and that is loy
alty. It will cover a multitude of
The man who wants to marry
happily should pick out a good
mother and marry one of her daugh
ters, any one will do.
Astounded the Editor.
Editor S. A. Brown, of Bennetts
ville, S. C, was once immensely
surprised. "Through long suffering
from dyspepsia," be writes, "my
wife was greatly run down. She
had no strength or vigor and suffer
ed great distress from her fttomach,
but she tried Electric Bitters which
helped her at once and, aft2r using
four bottles, she is entirely well,
can eat any thing. It's a grant
tonic, and its gentle laxative quali
ties are splendid for torpid liver.'J
For indigestion, loss of appetite,
stomach, liver and kidney troubles
it's a positive, guaranteed pure. Only
50c. Sold by W. J. Cox Druggist
Pearl Hunting Profitable.
Memphis, Tenn., Aug. 22. This
city is becoming the center of the
pearling trade for three states, and
daily men who have been engaged
in the business are bringing in gems
which sell for good prices. Severa
agencies have been opened here for
the purpose of buying the stones for
leading jewelry manufacturers, and
there are many brokers who buy the
pearls outright or sell them on com
mission. The scenes around one of
these broker's place of business is
very interesting, when one sees the
types that come from the country
and offer the stones for sale. There
are farmers who have left their
crops, negroes who have left their
positions as hired farm hands, coun
try boys and adventurers.
The sfe of Arkansas is at pres
ent the leading pearl-producing state
of this vicinitv. From the town of
Black Rock and that neighborhood
come the greater number of pearls,
although the whole state is well rep
resented. Very tew of the pearls
found in that vicinity fall below $50
in value, while several have been
known to sell for $2,000. The
pearls from Arkansas are of the
fresh-water variety, and stand all
tests very well.
The state of Mississippi is only a
little behind Arkansas in point of
pearl fisheries. l.he northert pait
of the state seems to be particularly
rich in pearls, and if worked sys
tematically should yield a splendid
crop. There are many lakes in
Tunica and Tate counties, and it is
along their borders that the pearls
have been principally found. One
man in Senatobia bought a gem
from a negro for $85, and the next
day the purchaser sold it in this
city for $300. Numerous other
trades like this one have been heard
of about here.
So far the state of Tennessee has
not come to the front like its sister
states, j. he principal fisheries are
located in the middle part of the
state, and Caney river has been the
chief producing center. The pearls
from this vicinity are thoroughly
up to the standard, and when put
on the market bring excellent prices
Among those who are interested
to a great extent is J. J. Williams,
Mayor of Memphis. Mr. Williams
has fisheries located on a small lake
near Black Rock, Ark., and alrendy
has been very successful in his ven
ture. He has bought dredges and
all the latest scientific machinery for
the finding of pearls, and has gone
about the work in a business-like
A large factory for the purpose
of taking the pearls from the mus
s ills has been established at Bates-
ville, and from there the stock is
shipped to Pennsylvania and other
northern states for the purpose of
manufacturing buttons and other
articles. "This plant employs seventy-five
men, and has an output of
5,000 pounds per week.
in West . Tennessee.
Jackson, Tenn., Special to the
Nashville Daily News of Aug. 24.
When Goldsmith dedicated his fa
mous poem, "The Deserted Village"
to his friend, Reynolds, he express
ed the fear thit a deserted village
could only be possible in the imagi
nation of the poet, but nevertheless
depopulated a village to perfection
in nis effort. " Could Dr. Goldsmith
have lived until to-day he could have
looked with his "real eyes upon a
deserted village one to make real
"Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of
Old Purdy was established in
McNairy county, Tenn., upon the
main stage line leading from the
eastern portion of the state to the
Mississippi river, crossing into the
then limitless west. The county
was settled sparsely, but a sturdy
class of people from Virginia and
the Old North State, who had cross
ed the mountains to hew their for
tunes from the wilderness, and woo
from the virgin bosom of those
broad acres the treasures that the
ages had implanted there. These
people were largely of Scotch Irish
descent and by their characteristic
persistence soon transformed the
wild region into prosperous agricul
tural districts, and Purdy, the
county seat, grew to be one of the
most important commercial points
iu the western division of the state,
outstripping Memphis and Jackson,
now the most populous and prospe
rous points in western Tennessee.
Besides the then unrivaled commer
cial standing of Purdy a social sta
tus had been established that made
of it the center of wealth, luxury
that flourished in splendor for many
of those primitive years. The school
and the college came in the wake of
the churches of almost every denom
ination, and palatial residences were
erected upon the broad streets that
checkered the crest of the eminence
upon which was builded the city. A
county fair flourished, as did other
evidences of the enterprises and
thrift of the people, and for that
time, like the ancient city, all roads
led to Purdy: But a blight came
and was portrayed the truth that
"ill fares the land to hastening ills
a prey, where wealth accumulates
and men decay. I he railroad in
passing missed the pioneer city but
a few miles, and then began a war
away back midwav the last century
that finally resulted in the real de
serted village. The fight was for
the removal of the courthouse to a
point on the Mobile and Ohio rail
road, and during all those years in
tervening up to about a dozen years
a20 the conflict never ceased. It
was a battle of ballots, in the halls
of legislation, upon the streets of
the town and the roadsides leading
thereto, but the results was predes
tined, and one by one the inhabi
tants of the doomed village began
to lose confidence and seek other lo
calities until when the victory came
to the "removal party" there were
but few indeed to move, and the new
town of Selmer, which became the
county site, was built by compara
tive strangers, and not by those who
made and maintained old Purdy.
Among those of prominence and
who have made many ot them na
tional reputations, who claim this
as the home of their childhood, are:
Marcus J. Wright, John V. Wright,
Col. D. M. Wisdom (of the Indian
service), the Shulls, the Dukes, and
the Johnsons, and not one of whom
nor a descendant of one of whom
now resides in - the solitudes of tie
deserted tovvn. Indeed, only one
or two dilapidated buildings are oc
cupied, while standing in undis
turbed quiet are decaying mansions
of those who have gone to seek
more active fields in life.
Truly this is Goldsmith's "deser
ted village" stripped of its romance
because only sadness can come to
him who looks upon the cruel de
vastation time has here wrought
and hear the silence of desolation.
"Through the months of June
and July our baby was teething and
look a running off of the bowels and
Biekness of the stomach," says O.
P. M. Ilolliday, of Deming, Ind.
"His bowels would move from five
to eight times a day; I had a bottle
of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy iu the house
and gave him four drops in a tea
spoonful of water, and he got better
at once." For sale by W. J. Cox,
Bolivar; J. W. Nuckolls, Toone.
Money in Tomatoes.
It is Btated on good authority that
the Bank of Humboldt, Tenn., paid
$150,000 in cash in payment of the
tomato crop of that section. The
country around Humboldt is not
more than ordinarily fertile, but the
people seem to have discovered that)
endeavoring to raise cotton on up-
lanr s is not profitable, and they
have made the equaliy valuable dis
covery that other things can be
raised with much less trouble and
which will bring in much greater
returns. There are other things to
be raised besides tomatoes, and the
people throughout this section of
the country should give some at-
tion to diversifying the virious
crops to the end that they may reap
a rich reward for their labor, instead
of ekeing out a mefe existence. j
Scarcity of Labor in Mississippi.
With the opening of the cotton-
picking season, only two weeks dis
tant, comes the annual complaint of
the great scarcity of farm labor, and
this season the complaint seems to
be unusually well grounded, for the
available labor is exceedingly scarce,
says a Jackson, Miss., telegram.
Owners of large plantations in the
Delta are now sending agents into
the hill counties to recruit forces of
cotton-pick rs, and when these
agents commence work in lively
earnest the demand for labor will
experience a corresponding increase.
Their chief efforts for the present
will be confined to the towns, but
as the supply grows scarcer the ef
forts will be extended to the country
and the inducement of high wages
held out. Railroad construction
work has drawn heavily on the labor
supply of Mississippi, and it is a
rather singular fact that of late ne
groes seem to prefer this class of la
bor to working in the cotton fields.
Contractors are now offering $1.50
a day, payable weekly, for negroes,
and thus far are unable to 6ecure the
number of men desired. Railroad
construction has also been greatly
delayed from this cause, and con
tractors report in several instances
that they will be unable to finish
their work within the time specified.
The fact can not be denied that an
aversion to farm work is being de
veloped among the stalwart class of
negroes each year, and agricultural
interests always suffer from this
cause during the planting and har
vesting seasons. Only in, recent
years has the field for the labor
agent been a profitable one in this
state, but during the next few
months the man who engages in the
importation of cotton-pickers will
find it very remunerative.
Columbus, Ga., Aug. 24, 1872.
Dr. J. C. Moffett Dear Doctor :
We gave your TEETIIINA (Teeth
ing Powders) to our little grand
child with the happies'. results. The
effects were almost magical, 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.)
General Crop Conditions.
The week was characterized
by frequent and almost con
tinuous rains until the 24th,
when, after an almost unpre
cedentedly long spell of rain y
weather, a few days of fair
weather were experienced.
In some cases the lains were,
very heavy; streams over
flowed and much bottom-land
corn was seriously damaged;
also some tobacco and cotton,
but these crops did not suffer
like lowland corn the fields
that withstood the drouth
best now suffer most from
the floods. Upland corn im
proved during the week and
cotton continued to make
rapid growth. Cotton is re
ported to be generally well
boiled and there are as yet no
serious complaints of rust
and shedding. Tobacco is
fine over most of the tobacco
district; there was some
damage by overflowing
streams, but wilh favorable
weather for ripening, a fine
crop will no doubt be cut.
The weather was favorable
to peas, sweet potatoes, and
late planted millet. Consid
erable quantities of millet
were lost in the -shock and
much more of the early crop
was ripe but could not be cut
on account of the very wet
conditions. Turnips recently
planted are coming up well,
and gardens generally im
proved during the week.
Peaches are plentiful, but
the quality of the fruit has
been badly affected by the
rainy weather; grapes have
deteriorated and apples are
generally poor and rather
scarce. !No farm work of any
consequence could be done
during the week.
To Save her Child
From frightful disfigurement Mrs.
Nannie Galleger, 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
Charity begins at home but if
you haven't, a home of your own
you can easily get the loan of one
to practice cn.
No one knows the unbearable tor
ture, the peculiar and agonizing
pain, caused by piles, unless they
have suffeeed from them. Many
believe them incurable. This is a
mistake. Proper treatment will cure
them. TABLER'S BUCKEYE
PILE OINTMENT will cure the
most obstinate cases. Price, 50cls.
in bottle, tubes 15c. For sale by
W. J. Cox.
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Too mu;b honey is sometimes as
bad as too much gall.
Love is the hot waffles and mar
riage is the cold biscuits.
Slow wisd mi is sometimes better
than sudden inspiration.
Spring fever is a charitable cov
ering for a multitude of indolence.
Light is the natural symbol of
but often the light croes out.
The efforts of the milkman to
make a living are more or less
Good will is n quality you should
try to cultivate in your rich old
Every married woman thinks that
all her husband's bachelor friends
Many a slow man has been made
fast to a widow for the rest of bis
Art is long fudging by the length
of lime the average woman lingers
in front of her mirror.
A Minister's Good Work.
"I had a severe 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 Rev. A. A. Power,
of Emporia, Kan. "My neighbor
across the street was sick for over a
week, had two or three bottles of
medicine from thejdoctor. He used
thera for three or four days without
relief, then called in another doctor
who treated him for some days and
gave him no 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 running off so long that it was
almost bloody flux. I asked him if
he had tried Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy and
he said 'No.' I went home and
brought him my bottle and gave
one doee ; told him to take another
dose in fifteen or twenty minutes if
he did njt find relief, but he Iook
no more and was entirely cured."
For sale by W. J. Cox, Bolivar J.
W. Nuckolls, Toone.
"My baby was terribly sick with
the diarrhoea," says J. II. Doak, ot
Williams, Oregon. "We were un
able to cure him with the 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
W. J. Cox, Boliva-; J. W. Nuck
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