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e Bolivar Bulletin.
an "Williams, Editor.
iiOGKKss Telephone No. 17.
Friday, October 4, 1901.
should remember the early
The census bureau has is
sued a bulletin on persons of
voting1 age in Tennessee,
which shows that there are
in the state an aggregate of
487,380 persons of voting
age, of whom 375,010 are
white, 112,236 negroes and
98 of other colors. Harde
man County has 3,082 native
white males over 21 years of
age, 43 foreign whites and
A question of interest in
the Virginia constitutional
convention in session at
Richmond is that of how fre
quent should its legislature
meet. The committee hav
ing the matter in charge, rec
ommends once every four
years. In Alabama, hereaf
ter, the legislature will as
semble only once in four
years, provided the new con
stitution is ratified. It would
be better if Tennessee's law
makers met quadrennially in
stead of bienniallv.
The following from the
New York Journal of Com
merce we consider worthy o
reproduction: "It is not the
anarchists alone who culti-
vate tne demon oi envv
There are men who would
repudiate the name of anar
chists who acquire wealth by
playing upon the lowest and
basest strings in that instru
ment of the human heart
which often produces the
sweetest music imaginable,
and sometimes produces the
most demoniac discords. The
newspaper is not the only
means of accomplishing this
diabolical purpose, but it is
the most effective. There
are newspapers whose sole
effort seems to be to persuade
the free and comfortable
American people that they
are the victims of somebody.
Every man in power they
hold up to ridicule and
abuse. Every man who is
prosperous they make the
target of envy. Wealth, in
stead of beine: a creation, is
described as a robbery. Ev
erv shiftless man is tickled
with the assurance that his
failure in life is not due to
his own worthlessness, but
to the fact that some success
ful man has robbed him.
These men and papers make
it their business, and it is re
munerative, as the purveying
of vice frequently is, to arouse
hatred and envy of every
man whose character, whose
talents, whose energy and
whose good luck, if you will,
raise him above the general
level of humanity. The an
archist fires at a head simply
because it is conspicuous, and
he , reads papers that teach
him to hate every man who
is conspicuous. It is quite
the natural thing that he
should read such papers. It
is not the natural thing, it is
an utterly incomprehensible
fact, that the devout church
man, the educated profession
al man and the careful mer
chant should read the same
papers and contribute their
pennies to the support of a
national propaganda of en
vy, hatred, malice, crime and
i .' ft
HENRY S0MERS ARRESTED.
Negro Indicted for Murdering Wm.
Lewark Held in Minnesota.
Sheriff Sammons received a tele
gram Saturday night from the Chief
of Police of St. Paul, Minn., asking
if one Henry Somers, colored, was
waDted here for murder. The Min
nesota official was wired to hold the
Sheriff Sammona left on Monday
night for Nashville to procure requi
sition papers, and is now en route
to St. Paul.
It will be remembered that on the
night of November 1, 1900, William
Lewark was brained with an ar at a
negro bouse in West Bolivar and
died a few days afterwards. Henry
Turner, Narcissus McNeal, Franjis
McNeal, and Mat Shorty were ar
rested on suspicion, tried and com
mitted to jail. At the January term
of Circuit Court, 1901, indictments
were found against Henry Turner
and Mat Shorty and also Henry
Somers. In the meantime Somers
left the community. Turner and
Shorty were tried and found not
A reward of $250 is offered for
the return of Somers to the author
A Negro Arrested in Saulsbury for a
Crime Committed Twenty-Four
Sheriff E. D. Anderson, of Lafay
ette county, Mississippi, arrested
one Armstead Tankelstry, colored
at Saulsbury, Thursday, September
26th. Tankelstry was sentenced to
the Mississippi penitentiary for life
in 1811 for criminal assault upon
a white crirl near Oxford. He made
his escape, was recaptured and es
caped again in August, 1878. Noth
inec further was heard of him or his
crime until the arrest at Saulsbury
After his second escape, he came
to the Saulsbury neighborhood un
der the assumed name of Andrew
Scott, and hired as a farm hand to
Mr. Robert Galloway. In 1879 he
married and mad a crop on Mr
Galloway's place. Afterwards he
was employed by Mr. II. B. Wrigl
for several years and finally opened
a blacksmith shop at Saulsbury
which trade he followed for the pas
eight or ten years, lie was a good
workman, a brickmason and an al
around .handy man, lie had great
influence among the negroes and
was looked upon as a leader of his
race in the community.
It was thought by a great many
people of Saulsbury that he was con
nected with the several safe robber
les committed there within the past
seven or eight years ; in fact, he
'was arrested once, charged with
safe robbing, but for lack of sufli
cient evidence to convict he was re
When arrested he claimed that he
had fifty or sixty dollars hidden,
but he refused to tell his wife or
anyone else where it was.
' It Happened in a Drug Store.
'One day last winter a lady
came to my
drug store and asked
for a brand of cough medicine
I did not have in stock," says
C. R. Grandin, the popular
cist ot Ontario, JN. x. "one was
disappointed and wanted to know
what cough preparation I could rec
ommend. I said to her that J
could freely recommend Chamber
ain's Couerh Remedy and that she
could take a bottle of the remedy
and after giving it a fair trial if she
did not find it worth the money to
bring back the bottle and I would
refund the price paid. In the course
of a day or two the lady came back
in company with a friend to
buy a bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. I consider that a very
erood recommendation for that
remedy." It is for sale by ' W. J.
Cox, Bolivar; J. W. Nuckolls,
Notice to Justices of the Peace.
The Acts of 1901 have arrived.
Julius Cbawfoed, Clerk.
Bolivar, Oct. 2, 1901.
Tot Causes Night Alarm.
"One night my brother's baby
was taken with Croup," writes Mrs.
J. C. Snider, of Crittenden, Ky.,
"it seemed it would strangle be
fore we could get a doctor, so we
gave It Dr. King's New Discovery,
which gave quick relief and per
manently cured it. We always keep
it in the house to protect our children
rom Croup and Whooping Cough.
It cured me of a chronic bronchial
trouble that no other remedy would
relieve. Infallible for Coughs,
Colds, Throat and Lung troubles.
50c and $1.00. Trial bottles free
at W. J. Cox's Drug Store.
OUR BOB" TALKS OF HIS WEDDING.
Louisville Courier Journal. I
"About my marriage? Well, my
boy," said genial "Bob" Taylqr,
former Governor of Tennessee, as
he grasped the reporter's hand, lyou
don't know it now, I reckon, but
most probably you'll know it some
day, that a man just married i9 like
the farmer's lad the calf ran over
he's got nothing to say.
"You see, it was this way. I'd
been a-scrapin' my wings about that
good-lookin' young widow down in
Montgomery for quite a spell, bat I
didn't seem to be doing any good for
myself. Then I heard that she and
her father and mother were going
to California for a long trip. , Well,
sir, I just picked up my things and
landed them smack in Tuscaloosa
without a stop. You know, a fel
low can do a whole lot when he
just has to."
The Governor's face took on a
most serious expression.
"I just had to. Th .ee accidents
of travel, you know, including the
chief accident of some California
fellow spiking my trail when I was
not there, was too strong for Bob
Taylor. I read over that old lecture
of mine where I told the story 'bout
the farmer who married unhappily.
You know, he had a quarrel with
his wife and went down to the barn
determined to hang himself. He
got a blind bridle and fastened him
self up safely to a rafter. When
he was about dead, Uncle Ephraim
happened along and cut him down.
By and by the farmer came back to
life and turned fiercely on the old
" 'Don't you know, Ephraim,
that in another minute I should have
been walking the golden streets of
paradise and grasping the diamond
door-knob of the house where all
my old, dead friends live?'
" 'Hump!' sniffed Ephraim, 'and
a nice fix you'd be in, .lookin' fer
diamon' door-knobs, wearing a bjind
bridle, wouldn't you?
"Well, sir," said the Governor,
"1 read that over and I thought it
over all the way down on the train,
but I reckoned I'd a whole lot better
take a chance on having a hunt for
the diamond door-knobs wearing
blind bridle in paradise, than ac
cept the certainty of running about
down here on earth like a string
haltered old mule with a little bit
of me in Tennessee and the most of
me out in California. I ain't
enough to cover such a stretch of
"I did the only thing possible, I
explained to them that J. was op
posed to having myself split up that
way and at last they gave in. Now
we're here that's all there is to it,
"Oh! I'm doing nothing in par
ticular except working on my new
lecture. It is to be called 'Life on
the Uld .Plantation. ' it compares
rural life with life in the cities, and
tells the advantages of rural life, and
of course, I tell a few stories to il
lustrate the points. It will be
ready pretty soon and then I'll start
out to try it. Ill" be in Louisville
sometimes during the winter.
said the Governor, 'and not to be
personal, when i get a newspaper
man's cam I always think of that
story about the Tennessee preacher.
"One Tuesday morning his wife
presented him with a fine, lusty
heir. Wednesday, in celebration of
the event, the congregation gave
the worthy man a purse containing
1100. It was an open question in
the congregation, which was the
more acceptable, the boy or the
money. One wag started it with a
bet of $5 that the parson was more
joyful over the money than the boy.
Well, sir, the whole church took it
up. By Thursday there wasn't a
person in the town who uad not
risked something on one side or the
other. Excitement ran high.
"Then some level-headed fellow
put a temporary damper on it by
asking, 'How are we going to de
cide?' An ingenious man proposed
that whichever gift the parson men
tioned first on the following Sunday
should be taken as the most pre
cious, it he thanked the L.ord lor
the boy and then for the money -the
backers of filial love won, but if the
money came first in the prayer of
thanks, then the worldly-wise got
"Sunday came and the church
was crowded. On the right of tT.e
center aisle sat the backers of filial
love; on the left were the believers
of money love. The prayer of
thanks began. The parson thanked
his Master for the many blessings
enjoyed, for the prosperity of the
cnurcn, tor me recovery or the sick,
and so forth, and finally, 0 Lord,
I thank Thee' the people bent for
ward, tensely listening 'I thank
Thee, O Lord, for Thy most timely
"And they called the bet a draw.
"And that's what I think when
get a newspaper man's card. I
tha.ik the Lord for this most timely
"Why, you ain't going, are you?"
said the Governor. "You must wait
anyhow until I order up the drinks.
Don t crush the mint in mine,
please" this to the waiter.
"And, now, my boy, coming back
to the subject of my marriage, it's
not going to be like that of another
old farmer I knew.
"He was lying on his deathbed
and the doctor, an old friend, bent
" 'I'm sorry, Jim, old man,' he
said, I hate to tell you, but there's
no hope, absolutely none. In a very
ew minutes you must prepare t j
meet the King of Terrors.'.
"The dying man looked up, smi-
'ling. 'Ia that all, Jack? Don't
worry, I'm not afraid. Why, don't
i 1 r r , t !
, . ' I .1 A y ' ,
I boon htiinrf nrif h 4Ha i lnAAn r f ' I
The waiter returned.
"Here's luck!" said the Governor.
'Aud, my boy," this with a most
serious face and a twinkling eye,
"you understand, I was never inter-
I viewed in my life."
And the reporter understood.
Who is to be Jhe Bolivar Maid
of Honor to the Queen of Jackson's
Street Fair? This is a question
you must decide by your vote. The
polls are open at W. J. Cox's drug
stare. Every resident of Bolivar is
entitled to vote. Call and cast your
ballot and let the most popular
youna lady receive the honor. The
contest will close Saturday night,
October 12th, at 9 o'clock, and the
ballots counted and the winner an
nounced by a committee of three
prominent citizehp. -
At the request of the President
and Secretary of the Good Roads
Convention, which meets in Nash
ville Oct. 8lh, Esquire W. J. Cox,
chairman of the County Court, has
appointed . the following delegates
from Hardeman county to attend
said convention : W. C. Pirtle, J.
J. Kinney, D. W. McAnulty, T. D
Prewitt, Sterling Cox, J. J. Siler,
and II. B. Ray. All who signed the
roll at Jackson last June are mem
bers of the convention and are ex
pected to attend. . Reduced rates on
Under the proper heading in
to-day's Bulletin will be found the
announcement of Mr. B. W. Sadler,
candidate for Register. Mr. Sadler
has been a resident of Hardeman
county from his youth, and those
who know him best are his strongest
friends. He has never aspired to
office before. He is thoroughly
qualified to fill the position and sub
mits his candidacy to the action of
the democratic party, to whose in
terests he has ever been loyal. He
solicits and will appreciate the sup
port of the public.
Will Humes was shot and killed
on the streets of Memphis Wednes
day last by George Turner. The
trouble grew out of tke murder of
Dr. Scruggs, wbjlch occurred last
April. The case was on trial and
Humes was a witness. Turner ap
proached Humes in front of the
courthouse and told him he under
stood that he had been making i
quiries concerning the color of the
horse that he (Turner) drove the
night of the Scruggs murder. Humes
denied it, Turner cursed him, they
clinched when Turner drew his pis
tol and fired three shots, two taking
effect in the abdomen of Humes,
who died in a few minutes. Will
Humes was bore and reared near
Saulsbury and lived in this county
for a number of years. He married
a sister ot .Messrs. James 11. and
Archie Godsey, and several years
aero moved to Memphis. He is said
to have been an industrious and
Bolivar High School Items.
The first month of the session
A pleasant hour was spent by the
entire school assembling in the audi
torium where they listened to songs
and recitations by the different di
Mrs. Campbell has commenced her
music class, which will be an addi
tional advantage to those attending.
The pupils of the high school
division have organized a literary
society and are beginning work in
The total enrollment for the past
month was 122.
The reports -from the different
rooms show an average attendance
of 92 per cent.
Wheat," at $1.00 per bushel.
Also a thoroughbred Jersey Bull,
15 months old. D. J. Campbell,
" oct4-2w Whiteville, Tenn.
Stepped Into Live Coals.
"When a child I burned my foot
frightfully," writes W. H. Eads, of
Jonesville, Va., "which caused
horrible leg sores for 30 years, but
Bucklen's Arnica Salve wholly
cured me after everything else
failed." Infallible for Burns,
Scalds, Cuts, Sores, Bruises and
Piles. Sold by W. J. Cox 25c.
When you have no appetite, do
not relish your food and feel dull
after eating you may know that you!
nejd a dose of Chamberlain a
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Price,
25 cents. Samples free at Cox's
An Institute will be held at Es-
' sary Springs on Saturday, Oct,
All are invited.
rni m .
a. He lonowins: is
the program :
Opening address V. N. Rolanr'.
United States History George
"Survival of the Fittest" Miss
' Business and Bookkeeping S.D.
Methods of the School room
Miss Maud McCulloch.
Grammar I. N. Roland.
Spelling Miss Lola Grone.
D. E. Bishop, Co. Supt.
I have decided to go out
of the Hardware business,
hence I request all who are
indebted to me to come for
ward and settle at once, oth
erwise the accounts will be
placed in the hands ot an
ofiicer, and additional costs
C. IS. Reynolds, Jit.
Items from District No. 7.
Crops are very shorl and the pect
pie are busy gathering what they
have. Ihe weatheris beautiful.
We are sorry to report that Mr
W. T. Shearin and family have
been quite ill for the past week.
We are glad to learn that they are
Mr. W. T. Hammons and little
son, Herschel, visited relatives near
Mrs. W. K. Lax, with her two
youngest sons and Miss Lizzie,visit
ed Mr. N. L. Wilkinson's family
The daughters of Mr. William
Clift enjoyed the pleasnre of enter
taining a large number of guests
not long since.
Misses Wilma and Nor3 Vincent
were the pleasant guests of Miss
Lizzie Lax last Sunday evening.
Mr. Will Wheatly, mother and
sister, Miss Edna, visited relatives
and friends in this district Sunday
Miss Eunice Unit, one ot our
most charming young ladies, visited
Misses Mattie Belle and Llllie Clift
There will be singing at the Ray
house Sunday evening, October 6tb.
A Fiendish Attack.
An attack was lately made on C.
F. Collier, of Cherokee, Iowa, that
nearly proved fatal. It came through
his kidneys. His back got so lame
he could not stoop without great
pain, nor sit in a chair except prop
ped by cushions. No remedy help
ed him until he tried Electric Bit
ters which effected such a wonder
ful change that he writes he feels
like a new man. This marvelous
medicine cures backache and kidney
trouble, purines the blood and
builds up your health. Only 50c at
W. J. Cox's Drug Store.
General Crop Conditions.
For week ending Monday Septem
ber 30, 1901.
ideal fall weather prevailed gen
erally throughout the week until the
23th, when a gentle rain fell over a
large portion of the state. For the
rapid and favorable progress of all
kinds of farm work the week was
one of the best in the enti: -. season,
and farmers took full advantage of
it ; as a result, the usual work of
the season, such as gathering and
housing crops, plowing and prepar
ing for the fall Beediugs, and seed
ing wheat, is, perhaps, farther ad
vanced thin it has been at this time
for many ears. Cutting early corn
for winter forage is nearly finished;
late corn is maturing finely, as a
rule. Cotton is opening slowly, as a
rule, and picking is being kept well
up with it; the yield is far from sat
isfactory. Large quantities of fod
der and hay of various kinds pea
vine, crab grass, millet, etc. were
saved in good condition, and with
the excellent pasturage now at hand
and available, there is reason to be
lieve that live stock will enter the
winter period in good condition.
Late unmatured crops are reported
in good state of growth and devel
opment; the second crop of Irish
potatoes is reported very promising;
sweet potatoes have had too much
vine growth; turnips have good
stands generally and are growing
well. The work of making sorghum
progressed favorably. Reports from
a few sections indicate that army
worms are injuring young clover
and meadow grass. Apples are re
ported scarce in most sections.
"For three days and nights I suf
fered agony untold from an attict
of cholera morbus brought on by
eating cucumbers," says M. E.
Lowther, Iowa. "I thought I
should surely die, and tried a dozen
different-medicines but all to no
purpose. I sent for a bottle of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy and three doses
relieved me entirely." This remedy
is for sale by W. J. Cox.Bolivar; J.
W. Nuckolls, Toone.
It is uaually the better half that
gets tUe worst of it.
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The Kind You Have Always
In uso for over 30 years,
All Counterfeits, Imitations and ' Just-as-good' 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 Wbrms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
' and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Tlie KM You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
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O. T. INGRAM, President.
W. C. DORION, Cashier.
JOUN U MITCHELL, Assis't Cashier.
JSFDibectoks G. T. Ingram, Jno. W. Nuckolls,
W. T. Anderson, G. M. Savage, W. C. Dorion, Jno. P. Douglas.
'R-Transacts a General Banking Business.
8y Collections Made and Prompt Returns.
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Fer 20 Years Has Led &!I
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prepared by JAMES F. BALLARD, St. Louis
For Sale By. W. J. COX.
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brings instant relief, even in the
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What's Your Face Worth?
Sometimes a fortune, but never,
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jaundiced look, moth patches and
blotches on the skin, all smns of
Liver Trouble. But Dr. King's
New Life Pills give Clear Skin,
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Only 25 cen'.s at W. J. Cox's Drug
A fool man keeps quiet when he
ought to talk and a fool woman talks
when she ought to keep quiet.
A new remedy for biliousness
now on sale at Cox's drug store. It
is called Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver Tablets. It gives -quick
relief and will prevent the attack if
given as soon as the first indication
of the disease appears. Price, 25
cents per box. Samples free.
No wonder the up-to-date girl
limps after being vaccinated.
When you can not sleep for
coughing, it is hardly" necessary
that any one should tell you that
you need a few doses of Chamber
lain's Cough Remedy to allay the
irritation of the throat, a id make
sleeD Dossible. Itisaood. Try it.
For sale by W. J. Cor, Bolivar; J
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J. V. JNUCKOllS. AOOUe.
Elevators lift many a discouraged
mortal up in the world.
For sprains, swellings aad lame
ness there is nothing so good as
Chamberlain's Pain Balm. Try it.
For sale by W. J. Cox, Bolivar;
J. W. Nuckolls, Toone.
Bought, and wliicli lias been
lias borne tlio signature of
lias been made under his per-
supervision since its Infancy.
Money to Loan on Reasonable Terms.
Most in Quantity.
Best in Quality.
on Receipt of Postal.
nothing like Asthmalene.
The Rev. C. F. Wells, of Villa Ridue, 111., says : "Your trial bottle
of Asthmaline received in good condition. I cannot tell you bow thank,
ful I feel for the good derived from it, 1 was a slave, chained with putrid
sore throat and asthma for ten years. I despared of ever being enred. I
saw your advertisement for the cure of this dreadful and tormenting dis
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similar to the one that cured Mr. Wells. We will send itTby mail POST
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write for it, even on a postal. Never mind, though you are despairing,
however bad your case, Asthmaline will relieve and cure. The worso
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addressing DR. TAFT BROS.' MEDICINE CO., 79 East 130th SU, 2iew
York City. Sold by all Druggists.
E. L. LIG-HTFORT,
(of R. L. Lightfort A Co.)
Eyes examined free or charge. Glasses fitted at
reasonable prices. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed,
or money refunded.
1. C. li JR. TIME TABLE.
Effective Sunday, Jan. 20, 1901.
26 ...6.58 a.m.
24 9.08 p.m .
St local 2.50 p-ni.
IS ' 23 7.45 a.m.
95 locaL......8.3U a.m.
W. A.. HOUSE, Agent
Orders placed with me will
receive prompt attention.
The patronage of the riublic
, I. A. WILSON, Jr.