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0The Bolivar Bulletin.!
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
Friday, October 11, 1901.
One or two more visita
tions of smallpox will empty
the county treasury. Within
the last year or two the dis
ease has cost the county
thousands of dollars.
The war between the Brit
ish and. the Boers continues,
with no end in sight. The
English government is feel
ing its effects, at least from a
President Roosevelt has
appointed Thomas Goode
Jones to be United States
District Judge of the Middle
and Northern Districts of
Alabama, to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Judge
Bruce. The new appointee
is a democrat and was twice
Governor of Alabama.
Tiie State Superintendent
of Public Instruction has set
apart Friday, Nov. 15th, as
'Arbor Day." It should be
observed by every school in
the state. The planting of
trees will not only render the
school houses and grounds
more beautiful and attract
ive, but will encourage an
important and valuable cus
torn, which, if continued
will result beneficiallv.
One of the sons of Presi
dent Roosevelt is attending a
public school in Washington
There are some parents who
by the way, are unable to pay
their honest debts, that abso
lutely refuse to allow thei
children to attend public
schools, upon the grounds
that they are better than the
4 'common herd," that their
manners and training will be
spoiled. A good sign is, tha
the number of such parents
is crowing beautifully less
REFUSES TO RETURN.
Somers Contends that He Canno
Get a Fair Trial in Tennessee.
Sheriff Sammons, who left last
week for St. Paul, Minn., to bring
back Henry Sora.rs, colored, ac
cused of the murder of William
Lewark, has written a letter here in
which he states that "Somers was
tried in the municipal court and dis
charged on a defective complaint.
He was re-arrested by a detective
and I immediately took the extradi
tion papers to Gov. Vansant, and
the hearing was set for 10 o'clock
Saturday morning. In the meantime
the colored population of St. Paul
held a mass meeting in one of the
halls of the city and appointed a
committee to defend Somers. At
the appointed time I went to the
Governor's office and a lawyer ap
peared and made an appeal for a con
tinuance, to show reason why Som
ers should not be returned to Ten
nessee for trial. The principal rea
son indicated was. that it was im
possible for a negro to get a fair
trial there and that there was great
danger he would be lynched. The
continuance was granted and the
hearing will be before the Governor
on Thursday, Oct. 10th."
Immediately upon the receipt of
the letter from Sheriff Sammons, a
petition was drafted, setting forth
the facts that Somers had been reg
ularly indicted after a fair and ex
haustive examination; that upon his
return he will be given a fair and
impartial trial, and that there is
absolutely no danger of his being
lynched. The petition was signed
by about 200 of our best citizens,
including the county officials, mem
bers of the bar and members of the
county court, and also a number of
negroes. It was forwarded to Sheriff
Sammons at St. Paul and will reach
him in time to be used before the
Governor at the hearing to-day,
Proceedings October Term Venire
for January Term Chairman
It was ordered by the court that
J. R. and W. A. Mayfield be allow
ed four dollars per month for extra
attention to five inmates of the poor
house for the past quarter and for
the ensuing quarter.
J. R. Jones, of the 15th district,
was released from road duty and the
payment of poll tax on account of
Wm. Grantham was allowed to
peddle without license.
Lundy Wilkinson was released
from road work and payment of poll
tax on account of continued illness.
The lines between Districts No.
14 and 10 were ordered changed so
as to include the farms and resi
dences of R. D. Jackson, Ed Scar
brough and J. H. Young in District
No. 14. ' '
The lines between the 5th aud Gth
districts were ordered changed.
The chairman was authorized to
issue warrant for a sufficient sum to
defray expenses of Mrs. Chalmers
and daughter from poor house to
On account of having moved from
the 13th district, W. J. Milstead
resigned as Justice of the Peace of
The Commissioners of the Poor
report the inmates of the poor house
caved- for according to contract.
Number now on hand, 14 white,
12; colored, 2. Died since the last
quarter, 1, colored.
The Chairman was authorized to
issue his warrant for payment of the
levee and bridges built at Anderson's
G. A. Black and W. J. Anderson
were appointed to have the bridge
across the creek near W. J. Ander
son's, on Toone and Cloverport road,
rebuilt, and report to next term of
G. W. Black, James Manny and
Richard Nuckolls were appointed to
have bridge repaired on the Bolivar
.and Jackson road, north of Hatchie
It was ordered by the court that
T. A. McClarty, R. A. Boyd, and
C. M. Hunt be appointed to let out
bv contract to lowest bidder the
straightening of the main channe
of the Big Ditch, which crosses the
Bolivar and Grand Junction road
near Robert Cox's, in District No
1 ; and to have the bridge now across
the main ditch moved and built over
channel as cut, placing dirt removed
from channel cut where the old
bridge now is and stopping current
of water as it now runs and throw
ing into channel as cut.
William Seddens, W. B. Baker,
Jule Clayton were appointed to ex
amine into and if necessary, have a
bridge built across a deep gulley on
Franklin mill and Whiteville road
F. S. Luther, W. P. Nuckolls,
and R. R. Harris were appointed to
have new flooring placed in iron
bridge over Pleasant Run Creek on
Bolivar and Brownsville road, two
miles northeast of Bolivar.
W. M. Ragan, Wm. Duncan and
R. N. Mitchell were appointed to
a have new bridge built on Statlcr's
levee; also, to have a bridge on said
J. T. Moore was ordered to re
build bridge on Whiteville and New
Castle road, on Loosa Hatchie; and
that N. B. Cross, E. B. Stewart and
Walter Gibson superintend the
building of same.
W. A. May, Wiley Futrell, and
J. W. Maston were appointed to
ascertain the necessity of moving
the fence on Hickory Valley and
New Castle road, near Hickory Val
ley, and, if necessary, to move it;
also, to ascertain the necessity for a
dge across a ditch on the Van
LJuren and L.a Grange road, near
Futrell Bros'., and if such necessity
exists, to have said bridge built.
D. J. Campbell, Frank Griffith,
and Charley Campbell were appoint
ed to have bridge built west of Hill
farm, on Bolivar and Whiteville
S. F. Nuckolls, Road Commis
sioner, submitted his report, which
was approved by the court.
To the Honorable County Court
of Hardeman County, Tennessee:
Your Chairman most
respectfully submits the following
report of the financial condition of
the county on the first day of Octo
ber, 1901 :
There was in the hands of the
Trustee July 1, 1901, (last report)
the sum of $8,727.45. Total col
lections since, from all sources, for
the quarter ending September 30,
1901, as Bhown by the monthly re
ports and settlements of the Trustee
with the Chairman, $751.17, making
a total of $9,478.62.
Disbursement Warrants paid,
commission ot irustee, etc., tor
quarter ending September 30, 1901
$3,093.73, leaving a balance due the
county October 1, 1901, $6,384.89.
To amount of warrants issued for
all purposes from July 1, 1901, to
October 1, 1901, $3,011.36.
To amount of warrants iseued aud
in the hands of the Chairman un
called for on Oct. 1, 1901,' $347.82.
W. J. Cox, Chairman."
VENIRE JANUARY TERM, 1902.
1 J. S. Newton, Jerome Hun
2 Berry Futrell.
3 W. Ay. Wood, Joseph Sam
k4 W. T.' Cross, O. Harris.
5 J. B. White.-
6 Win. Duncan, Thomas H.
Foote, G. M. Wilkinson.
7 J. O. Hammonds.
8 Sam Shearin, W.E. Alford.
9 Bunyan Galloway, II. O.
10 G. A. West, T. W. Cox.
11 S. B. Rogers, W.W.Whit
by. 12 J. T. Fawcett, R. L. Cox.
13 C. B. Jester, W. M. Ragon.
14 W. T. Halliburtcn, Vv II.
15 J.M.Johnson, A.W.Knott.
16 J. E. Comer, M. E. Mc
Carley. 17 J. T. Macon, Bob Downey.
18 J. C. Jackson, W. F. Rook.
19 Robert Dukes.
" 20 E. B. Stone.
J L Gibson $152.00
NB Cross 10.90
John Bishop 7.50
J A Holmes .50
Bob Hensley 2.00
John T. Moore 5.50
J M Avent 60.48
Luther McCaskill 9.00
SF Nuckolls 25.50
HE Williams 3.25
J A Barrett 1.00
H E Dailey 1.50
Dr J W Scheibler. .'. 25.00
S F Nuckolls
A E Black
Savage & Emerson
foster & Webb . . .
Whitsou Macon. . .
W T Hammonds. .
J V Curlin
T M Moore
Henry Brewer ....
McAnulty & Co. .
Sweeton & Black . .
F P Yarbroujzh . . .
J R & W A Mayfield 227.G7
W II Siler 16.00
Geo M. Dorris 31.50
Fred J Coates 3.00
Julius Crawford 304.25
Savage & Emerson 74.15
Foster & Webb 11.00
E II Ingerl 2.00
W B Smith 2.40
J V Curlin 4.35
R J Pirtle 21.30
EE Wilkes 3.00
C A Duncan 42.38
Dr M M Smith 295.50
J B White .. . 2.00
WT Holmes 11.00
R II Dorris 2.00
Calvin Sain 5.00
Cumberland Tel. Co .70
J A Wilson, Jr 21.43
N F Hizer 1.00
W J Cox 193.04
R W Tate 2.50
Kahn Bros 5.84
John T Moore 7.00
James V Baker 23.44
W W Lcckman , 43.00
G T Ingram & Co 132.00
P F Wilkinson & SonT 40
Ed Carter 2.20
Morrison, Sammons & Co. . 19.15
Dr W S Cock 623.00
Dr A Rhea.. . .... 75.00
G F Casselberry :. . . 1.89
Jim Raines 2.13
Cal Harris 3.00
Parker. Ho welt & Co 22.81
M A Webb 103.07
Bass' & Wilson 6.98
Hardy & Wilson 10.50
CM Maroney 37.06
W I Gates 11.49
Elliotte Doyle .... - 9.00
K Newsom 110.00
D W McAnulty 3.00
N B Cross. . . 2.50
W Jones 3.00
Julius Crawford 49.30
Marshall & B ruce Co 109.60
J R Jernigan 96.00
John W Nuckolls... 17.30
G A Black, Sr 27.80
Rubin Brian 47.00
LL Grantham 34.50
Calvin Sain 77.90
G A Black, Sr 400.93
W T and J A Holmes 180.00
r B White 37.00
I E Dailey 20.00
J Mayfield and J Hornsby..
Robert II Leper 29.80
T II Polk
J W Watson:
W A Nuckolls..
W F Ilerriman
W S Crowley 4.00
J B Ilerriman.
T W Crowley 11.00
The Bov on the Farm.
The boy on the farm: we ll,love him,
Tho' sometime he's rugged and rough ;
And sometimes he's ignorant, very.
And many a time he is tough.
Rut old Father Time, with soft lingers,
Will round off the corners, and theu
We'll see, with surprise and enjoyment.
These boys tarn to grand, noble men
Too many by far are neglected,
And left to come up as they will.
With no mother's love for their comfort,
And no father's hand to instill
Within their young hearts love of knowledge,
Or hatred of all that my harm.
Let's watch 'em, and guard 'em and love 'em
These boys who are tired of the farm
Let's try to mace home more attractive
By that which mere wealth cannot buy,
15 y kindness, and love that is active;
By letting cross words silent lie.
And some day some statesman or soldier
Will think, with a sigh, of the charm
That lay 'round the home of his childhood,
When be was a boy on the farm!
Esperance, in American Agriculturist.
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 U Dr. King's New Discovery,
which gave quick relief and per
manently cared it. We always keep
it in the house to protect our children
from 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.
Expelled for Baptizing his Daughter
Inez, Ky., Oct. 2. Rev. Ira Es
tepp, who for fifteen years has been
a minister in the Baptist church in
this city, has been expelled from
the ministry of the church on the
charge of violating the rules of the
church on the question of baptism.
A short time ago his daughter,
Mrs. Fannie Meeks, died, and just
before she expired she asked her
father to baptize her. She was loo
ill to be immersed, as the church
requires, aud Mr. Estepp performed
the services by pouring water upon
her head. For this act he was
brought before the Baptist congre
gation in this city for trial, but
each time he was vindicated.
Then the church obtained a change
of venue and the case was transfer
red to Ward's Chapel, three miles
north of Inez, where Mr. Estepp
waSifonnd guilty of violating the
laws of the Baptist church. His
license was at once revoked. Mr.
Estepp will appeaUto the courts for
It Happened in a Drug Store.
"One day last winter a lady
came to uiy drug store and asket
for a brand of cough medicine that
I did not have in Btock," savs Mr
C. R. Grandin, the popular drug
gist of Ontario, N. Y. "She was
disappointed and wanted to know
what cough preparation I could rec
omrnend. I said to her that
could freely recommend Chamber
lain's Cough 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
good recommendation for that
remedy." It is for sale by W. J.
Cox, Bolivar; J. W. Nuckolls,
Ringling Bro.'s Excursion.
Arrangements have been complet
ed by which all who wish to attend
the performances of Ringling Bro.'s
World s Greatest Shows in Jackson,
lenn., oaturaay, October iy, can
secure special excursion rates on all
lines of travel. This will be the
only point in this vicinity where the
great show will exhibit during the
present season, and those who fail
to see it will miss the grandest
amusement event of the year. Since
last season Ringling Bro.'s famous
exhibition has been greatly enlarged
and ia now beyond, all question tLe
largest and best combined circus,
ineuagerie and hippodrome in the
United States. The performance is
given by over 300 high-salaried spe
cialists, in three rings, on two
stages, in raid-air, and on a huge
quarter-mile hippodrome track. The
trained animal features, which are
alone worth many times the price
of admission to see, include Ring
ling Bro. s latest sensation, twenty
elephants performing at one time in
one ring; Lockhart's famous ele
phant comedians; O'Brien's wonder
ful sixty-one horse act, and many
other great trained animal displays.
The grand free street parade which
takes place at 10 o'clock Saturday
morning is the most magnificent dis
play ever seen. Don't miss it.
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 uutil he tried Electric Bit
ters which effected such a wonder
ful change that he w rites he feels
like a new man. This marvelous
medicine cures backache and kidney
trouble, purifies the blood and
builds up your health. Only 50c at
W. J. Cox's Drug Store.
Sells & Gray's Big Shows are Coming
to Bolivar October 15.
Sells 4 Gray's United St ows, traveling In its
own special trains and carrying a big Menagerie,
car loads of superb horses and over 100 performers,
will appear In Bolivar, Tuesday, Oct. 15. The bijj
show comes to Bolivar resplendent in the glitter
ing glory of new costumes, gorgeous trappings and
beautiful band wagons. Its parades and perform
ances are described by tha papers as exceptionally
bright, clean, refined, interesting and entertaining.
To the conventional features necessary to every
tent show are added entertaining innovations,
many of a startling nature, which make the per
formances unique and memorable.
The stars of the ring performance beneath the
big tent of Sells 4 Gray's Cnited Shows are the six
Eddys, usually called the Eddy family three
young women and three men. Their specialty is
acrobatics, and the marvelous feats they accomplish
in this line of work have never been surpassed, or
even equaled by any performer or group of perfor
mers in the world. They were abroad all last win
ter, filling notable engagements, and came to Am
erica especially to join Sells & Gray's shows.
The Eddy family does not appear in tights! on
the contrary, the men do their acting in dress suits,
and the women in long skirts. They are the origi
nators of this kind of work and do it well. Tumb
ling in a parlor dress is not easy. A detailed de
scription of their acting cannot be given here, but
it is scientific tumbling, and pleases the audiences
that witness it.
To Miss Edna Mariotta, the bareback rider.
should be given the second place of honor. She is
a wonder. She sits lightly on the back of s beau
tiful milk-white horse while that animal canters
around the ring, and performs wonde.ul feats. A
streamer is raised over the horse's back and Miss
Edna first jumps over it, and on then xt round
she turns a somersault over it and lights on her
One of the features of the show is known as the
"Woman with the Iron Jaw." She is one of the
Tybell sisters. Wrapped in an American flag, she
clasps a strap which is riveted to the end of a rope
and is hauled to the ceiling. With only the vast
strength of her jaws to prevent her falling to the
ground, she swings round and round, gradually
increasing her momentum until she looks like a
red, white and blue spinning top whirling in mid
air. When she comes down she is so dizzy she
reels, and has to be led off the stage by her sister,
who, also, has a jaw that is no slouch.
The Earl sisters, Maud and Hazel, also perform
aerial feats that are hair-raising. They leap f rem
trapeze to trapeze with startling agility, and add
much to the good part of the show.
Ke-cleaned "11kvest King
Wheat," at 81.00 ,er 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 V. II. Eads, of
Jonesville, Va., "which caused
horrible leer sores for 30 years, but
Bucklen's Arnica Salve wholly
cured me after evervthins 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
nevid a dose of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver TVolels. Price,
25 cents. Samples free at Cox's
The Way to Wealth.
A small leak w ill sink a ship.
Fools make leasts anu wise men
Pride is as loud a beggar as want,
and a great deal more saucy.
It is easier to suppress the first
desire than to satisfy all that follow
Buy what thou hast no need of,
and ere long thou shalC sell all thy
Creditors have better memories
than debtors; creditors are a super
stitious set, great observers of set
days and times.
If you would know the value of
money, go and try to borrow some;
for he that goes a borrowing goes
a sorrowing. Benjamin Franklin
in Poor Richard's Almanac.
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KlTTREIX, N. C.
Orders placed with me will
receive prompt attention.
The patronage of the public
J. A. WILSON, Jr.
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THE EDDY FAMILY
Consists of six marvelous Premier Acrobats. An entire
ly new, startling, daring, acrobatic performance, originat
ed and presented by the Eddy Family, throughout all the
leading shows of Europe. This wonderful family brought
to America fresh from its llattering foreign sucoesses and
presented by this show as a
SpeGial fipenid Peatiupe.
The Graceful and Daring
Famous throughout all the English Speaking "World
the bright, particular stars in the firmament of Aerialists,
Maude, Hazel and Ceicle, absolutely sanspariel they
stand alone without peers, equals or artists who even ap
proach them in the marvelous excellence, dexterity and
daring of their magnificently matchless, achievements.
The only lady in America to day
riding a bareback horse.
SSgP'Nature's wonderful mystery, a Bi-Horned Amphibious Bovalapus,
only oue on exhibition in the world.
gTThe Three Ty bells, in their aerial performances, have a. reputa
tion that is world wide.
lfcTwenty Clowns, the funniest you ever saw keep the people in a
JgPThe biggest, Richest, Fairest and squarest show on earth.
ESfDon't fail to see the Grand Street Parade at 10 a.m., on show
day. Performance will be given afternoon and evening rain or shine.
You cant afford to stay at home and miss it.
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A new "remedy for biliousness is
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.
sto Oder 181.
Ml DAY 0R!LY 'SS5'
who turns a complete somersault while
1. C. 11. It TIME TABLE.
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23 ... 7.45 a.m.
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