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;ees3 Telefiioxb No. 17.
Friday, October 18, 1901
The Louisville Post says
hat Henry Watterson will be
candidate for Governor of
Kentucky; and the editor of
"the Kentucky Bible" does
not deny it.
Rev. W. T. Harris, D.D.,
died Sunday morning at his
home in Jackson. Dr. Harris
was one of the oldest and best
known ministers in the Mem
phis Conference, and much
beloved by the Bolivar Meth
odist church, of which he was
Presiding Elder several years
ago. He was a gallant soldier
and followed Forrest during
the civil war. His remains
were buried at Martin, Tenn.
In front of the Hoffman
House in NewYork the other
day Col. Jack Chirm, of Ken
tucky, was talking to a party
of friends, when a stranger
approached and was intro
duced. During the course of
the conversation that ensued
the new-comer, pointing to a
Confederate veteran button
on the lapel of Col. Chinn's
coat, remarked: "That's an
odd-looking button you are
wearing.'' "Yes," replied
the Kentuckian, "you don'
see many of them; that is a
button tiiat no negro can
wear and that no man who
draws a pension from the
government ever wore." .
How Leon Czolgosz will be Executed
When the grated door was closed
on Czolgosz on September, SVtb, it
signaled the fact that the condemned
would never leave the cell until such
time as the officers of the law,
charged with putting hhn to death
"by electricity, should take him to
the execution chamber. There are
twrt oriifirrla nn rJnttr f.nnstanllv in
the corridor on which the five cells
face. These cells are in th base
ment, in the southern wiug, and re
moved from the general cells. Czol
gosz's incarceration in the condemn
ed cell precludes his seeing anyone
save the guard, members of his im
mediate family, and a clergyman.
These persons have access to the
corridor as often as they see fit to
call, or as often as Czolgosz may
The rules of the prison depait
ment allow the condemned to eat
whatever he may see fit to order,
and on the day of execut'on he may
have a new suit-of black. Many
criticise adveisely the giving of the
assassin the right to select luxuries,
feeling that he should bo kept alive
on the plainest diet. If he should
choose to order birds and fancy
dishes, it will be the d.uty of the
.warden to provide them.
The putting to death of Czolgosz
for the terrible crime he committed
will be the same as that of any oth
er condemned man in a capital case.
On the morning of his electrocution,
which will probably be October 28,
Czolgosz will be given his breakfast,
will don a new suit of clothes, and
then be permitted to have a meeting
with his spiritual adviser. The
witnesses to the carrying out of the
law's mandate and the official sur
geons will assemble in the chamber
which contains the electric chair.
The condemned, when he and his
spiritual adviser have finished their
devotions, will be marched from his
cell with the clergyman, and sur
rounded by guards, headed by the
warden,' will proceed to the room
where the witnesses are assembled.
The strapping of the condemned
into the chair and applying the elec
trodes to bis arms and legs and the
f'-l be the work of bat a few min-
utes. -Then a minute inspection will
be made ' to see that everything is
properly adjusted. The order to
apply the current will follow and in
, an instant death should resnit. 10
-.make death ' doubly . sure, a second
application of the current is always
'made. The doctors then examine
the executed man and next perform
an autopsy on the body. Leslie's
Stepped Into, Live Coals.
"When a child I burned my foot
frightfully," writes W. II. Eads, of
JoneBville, Va., "which caused
horrible leg sores for 30 years, but
Backlen's Amies Salve wholly
cured me after everything else
failed." Infallible for Burns,
Scalds, Cuts, Sores, Bruises and
Piles. Sold by W, J. Cox 25c.
HENRY SOMERS DETAINED.
Habeas Corpus Proceedings Prevent
His Return to Face the Crime
of Murder for which He is
Sheriff Sammons, who left several
days ago for St. Paul, Minn., to
bring back Henry Somers, colored,
indicted for the murder of William
Lewark, returned Monday morning
without his prisoner. He furnishes
the Bulletin with the following in-
"Somers was first arrested in St.
Paulj Minn., by a detective and
tried in the municipal court, but for
lack of sufficient evidence was re
leased. Shortly afterwards I ar
rived and arrested Somers on a req
uisition from the Governor of Ten
nessee. A hearing was had before
the Governor of Minnesota, at
which Somers was represented by a
negro lawyer, who claimed that it
would be unsafe for his client to re
turn to Teunessee that he would
be lynched. A continuance was
asked for and granted, to show cause
why Somers should not be returned.
In the meantime the negro popula
tion of St. Paul held a mass meeting,
presided over by Somers' lawyer,
where, I learn, iucendiary speeches
were made, protesting against Som
ers' return on the grounds mentioned
above. I at once communicated the
above facts to friends in Bolivar. A
petition was immediately drafted,
signed by about 240 of our best cit
izens, including county officials,
members of the bar, members of the
county court, the business men of
the town and a number of negroes,
setting forth the facts that after a
thorough and exhaustive examina
tion Somers had been regularly in
dieted for murder; that should he
be returned he would be given a fair
and impartial trial, and that there
was positively no danger of his being
lynched. This petition was for
warded to me and arrived in time
to be used at the second hearing
before the Governor, and upon this
petition principally the requisition
was honored. I expected to leave
for home at once with my prisoner;
but, under the laws of Minnesota,
twenty-four hours are allowed in
which to institute habeas corpus
proceedings, and a few minutes be
fore the expiration of the time, the
necessary papers were served to de
lain Somers. The case was to have
been tried Tuesday in the lower
court, and in the event of an adverse
decision to the accused an appeal,
I understand, was to be taken to the
Supreme Court; hence, the final re
sult will not be known for several
weeks. The County Attorney , of
St. Paul, who is conducting the
prosecution, is confident that Sonv
ers will eventually be turned over
to Hardeman county officials.
"The negroes of St. Paul are
greatly interested in Somers' behalf
and are exerting every effort to pre
vent him from being brought back
to Tennessee and have raised a fund
to fee his lawyer. Somers admitted
to detectives and police officials of
St. Paul that he committed the mur
der of which he is accused, but to
me he denied being guilty, claiming
that a show man committed the
The following telegram appeared
in the Commercial Appeal of Wed
St. Paul, Oct. 15th. Judge
Charles Olis quashed the writ of
habeas corpus issued in behalf of
Henry Somers, wanted for an al
leged murder at Bolivar, Tenn.,
for whose extradition a warrant has
been issued by Gov. Vansant. The
fight in behalf of Somers is being
carried on by colored citizens of
Minnesota, who claim he is being
taken back to a certain lynching.
It is said an appeal will be made to
the Supreme Court.
Tot Causes Night Alarm.
"One night my brother's baby
was taken with Croup,5' 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
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.
What's Your Face Worth?
Sometimes a fortune, .but never,
if you have a sallow complexion, a
jaundiced look, moth patches and
blotches on the skin, all signs of
Liver Trouble. But Dr. King's
New Life Pills give Clear Skin,
Rosy Cheeks, Rich Complexion.
Only 25 cents at W. J. Cox's Drug
Death of Mrs. W. B. Williams.
The people of Bolivar were
greatly shocked on Sunday last to
hear of the death of Mrs. W. B.
Williams, which occurred at Blythe
ville, Ark., October 13, 1901. She
waa taken sick on Monday previous
and was seriously ill from the'first.
Mrs. Williams' parents moved to
Hardeman County in the early six
ties, and remained here a number of
years. After the death of his wife,
Mr. William Montgomery, her fa
ther, moved in 1872 to Sandoval,
111. Mrs. Williams, as Miss Janij
Montgomery, returned to Bolivar
in 1887, and in course of time was
married to Mr. W. B. Williams.
They made Bolivar their home un
til the fall of 1900, when they mov
ed to Kennett, Mo., and later to
Mrs. Williams identified herself
with all charitable movements here,
was a kind and sympathetic friend
in afliiction and trouble, an earnest
and zealous member of the Presby
Her sudden death was a great
blow to her friends, who, just one
month ago, had seen her leave, after
spending several weeks here, with
such bright hopes of a happy future
in her new home.
The sympathy of the entire com
munity goes out to the bereaved
husband in his great loss, and to
the infant, deprived of a mother's
love and care.
The remains were met at the de
pot by a number of friends and car
ried at once to Union Cemetery,
where the services were conducted
by Rev. W. S. Cochrane, whose re
marks were most appropriate and
feeling. The grave was completely
covered with beautiful floral de
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 that
I did not have in stock," says Mr.
C. R. Grandin, the popular drug
gist of Ontario, N. Y. "She was
disappointed and wanted 'to know
what couph preparation 1 could rec
omraeud. I said to her that I
could freely recommend Chamber
Iain'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,
On Saturday night, October 12th,
death entered the doors of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Maroney and claimed
for its victim their youngest son,
In the dark and dismal hours of
night, when everything was calm
and serene, the light was blown out
and his soul was wafted upward be
fore the judgment bar of God.
Albert was born June 7, 1880,
and had just entered the stage of
manhood, when called away by One
who doeth all things well. He was
a young man worthy of notice, kind
hearted and courteous to all whom
he came in contact with. He al
ways gained the love and affections
of the older people and was a shin
ing mark which the boys were
glad to follow. He had been flag
ging on the M. & O. Road for some
time previous to his death, where
he won the love and admiration of
his whole crew. Sad it is indeed
to think of a young man in the
bloom of youth, enjoying the great
est blessings of life, to be snatched
away by the torrid flames of fever ;
but we can only submit to the great
Law and hope to meet him in the
His remains were laid to rest in
the Walton grave-yard on Monday,
Oct. 14, in the presence of a large
concourse of people, who came. to
pay the last tribute to his memory.
We extend sympathy to the be
Farewell, farewell, dear, friendly
boy! we hope to meet you in the
Land Above, and dwell with you
through all eternity.
When you have no appetite, do
not relish your food and feel dull)
after eating you may know that you!
need a dose of Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Price,
25 cents. Samples free at Cox's
Merchants, and all persons liable
for a trivilesfe tax. will Dlease look
to tbe date of the expiration of their
license, and rensw same nroniDtlv.
Tbe state revenue aorent is liable to
call any day and find yon delinquent,
when he will impose a 15 per cent,
penalty. Julius Crawford,
Uounty Uourt Ulerfe,
Hardeman Co., Tenn.
Senate Bill No. 239.
(Published by request.)
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
General Assembly of the State of
Tennessee, That" no County Court
Clerk, or Deputy County Court
Clerk in this Male shall issue mar
riage license to authorize the mar
riage of any persons; either one of
whom, at the time shall be nnder
the age of sixteen years, unless the
written permission therefor is fur
nished, to be preserved in the Coun
ty Court Clerk's office, signed by
the father or, if he be dead, then by
the mother or, if she be dead, then by
the guardian of such person apply
ing for 6aid license.
Section 2. Be it further enacted,
That any Clerk, . or Deputy Clerk
knowingly violatiug the provision
of this act shall be guilty of a mis
demeanor. Section 3. Be it further enacted,
That fraudulently signing or using
any false document purporting to be
the permission provided iu. the first
section of this act, knowingly, shall
be a misdemeanor, and shall be pun
All Going to the Circus.
Everybody is talkiug about Ring
ling Bro'.s famous, big circus,which
will exhibit iu Jackson, Tenn., Sat
urday, October 19th. Several big
excursions will go up from this sec
tion and the popularity of the show
will insure an enorracus crowd.
People from Bolivar and Hardeman
county should make an especial ef
fort to arrive in time to see the new
free street carnival that precedes the
exhibition every morning at 10
o'clock; The procession is divided
into thirty enormous sections, each
of which is a complete parade, and
presents in its entirety a bewilder
ingly magnificent two-mile carnival
of pageantry, such as the world has
never seen. In this gorgeous dis
play are shown over 100 beautiful
dens and cages of wild animals, 500
horses, 30 elephants and nearly one
thousand people, and the costumes
throughout are of the finest silks,
satins, and cloth of gold. The per
formance that follows is the most
magnificent arenic display ever given
by any circus in America.
Mothers who have always dreaded
the approach of cold weather when
they have a teething babe, should
not forget that Teethiua counteracts
and overcomes the effects of cold
weather on children, keeps them in
healthy condition and makes teeth
ing easy. Teethina costs only 25c
per box at any druggist; or, mail
25 cents to C. J. Moffett, M. D.,
St'. Louis, Mo. oct!8 2w
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LAND FOR SALE.
I offer forsale my farm, contain
ing 213 acres, 100 acres cleared, the
balance well timbered. Good im
provements and two good springs.
Suitable for stock raising. Located
2 mjjes east of Bolivar. Apply to
octll-4w Bolivar, Tenn.
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
For Sale: . A No. 1 Banjo, in
good condition. Ayply: to, A. C.
Walker, Western Hospital.-
The most stubborn cases of Bron
chitis succumb to Ballard's Ilore
hound Syrup. Price 25 and 50 cts
at W. J. Cox.
Having purchased the TV". H. Reynolds & Co. 's stock
of Hardware, we will from now on endeavor to carry a full
and complete line of Hardware ot all kinds- such as, Belts,
Hinges, Chisels, Angers, Saws, Hammers, Axes, Planes,
and all kinds of Builder's Implements and Tools. Also, a
large line of Repair Material such as, Spokes, Hubs, Fel
loes, and everything in the repair line.
We also carry a full and well assorted line of Dry
Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Clothing, etc.
And we have a large stock of fresh staple Groceries.
As heretofore, we still handle the celebratee Studebaker
Wagons and. Banner Buggies the Best on Earth.
Give us a trial and be convinced that we will save you
money. Yours for Business,
General Crop Conditions.
Section Director Bates makes the
following report regarding cro s iu
Tennessee -during week ending Oc-J
Generally favorable' weather pre
vailed .during the week and the us-!
nal work of the season was pushed
forward with vigor until the 12th,
when rains fell generally throughout
the state, which -were greatly bene
ficial in improving the condition of
the soil, thus facilitating the work
of plowing and preparing for the
seeding of wheat and other winter
grains. This work is now in full
progress and is well advanced and
the seeding has begun in earnest,
although many farmers are delaying
this important work until the occur
rence of a kiJing frost, through fear
of the fly.. The soil is in excellent
condition for planting, and it is
thought that the -grain will be put
in better than usual. Some of the'
early sowings are coming up well.
Reports from many sections indi
cate that a large acreage will be
planted in wheat.
Corn is maturing well and is be
ing gathered; much of the crop has
been "cut and Bhocked for forage;
there is a great deal of "smut" in
the corn crop, ' also much rotting,
owing to the damp weather in Sep
tember. Farmers have takeu ad
vantage ol the good weather to save
all the fodder and late hay of va
rious kinds possible, to offset the
6hort corn crop, lobacco cutting
is about finished and the -late cut
tings are being fired. In some sec
tions the lale portion of the crop is
reported "saDiv" aud difficult to
cure to a desirable color.
Cotton has been opening well as
a rule and picking is well advanced.
The top crop is injured and shorten
ed by boll worms in some sections.
Late Irish potatoes are giving
promise of. a better yield than the
early crop. Sweet potatoes are being
housed. Sorghum grinding is still
in progress in some sections, with
general good yields reported. Tur
nips are errowinjr finelv. Pastures
are still fine and stock is in general,
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, purifies the blood and
builds up your health. Only 50c at
W. J. Cox s Drug Store.
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.
E. L. LIG-HTF0RT,
(or R, L. LlghtTort A Co.)
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reasonable prices. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed
or money refunded.
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Nearly 100 varieties
All the choice, luscious kinds for
the Garden and Fancy Market. Also
Shipping Varieties Also Dewber
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Our 120-page Manual, free to
buyers, enable everybody to
grow them with success and
All plants packed to carry across the
continent fresh as when dug. Illus
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want catalogue of Shipping Varie
ties or Fancy Garden kinds.
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Reasonable Requests for Samples Complied with Promptly.
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TO WHICn WE HAVE ADDED
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If not all of these symptoms,
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