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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hug ii "Williams, Editor.
Progress TKLrnoKE No. 17.
Friday, November 29, -190J.
The Marshall Gazette says there
is only onething that will prevent
the nomination and election of Hon.
J. I. Frazier, Governor of Tennes
see his death.
The Humboldt Courier, like
almost every other paper in the
state, sees nothing the people of
Tennessee have done that they
should merit the punishment ot an
extra session of the legislature.
A bill will be introduced in Con
gress this session to reduce letter
postage to one cent, and to extend
the raral free, delivery system. If
these two measures pass, they will
prove ii direct benefit aud conven
ience to the people.
Leland Rankijt, formerly con
nected with the Nashville American,
has purchased the Richmond Dis
patch, for fifty years a conservative
journa' and a power in Virgiuia for
good. Mr. Rankin is the right
man at its helm for this influence to
One of the heaviest drains upon
the revenue derived by the govern
ment from taxation of the people it
the pension system, the abuse of
which has been great and would
have been greater, but for the
watchfulness of the present Com
missioner, who has saved the
country an immense sum by turning
down unjust claims, worked up bv
attorneys for the sole purpose of
collecting fees. The pension laws
and lists both need revision.
Congress, convenes next Mon
day, lion. James D. Richardson,
of Tennessee, leader of the House
minority in the last Cougress, and
who will doubtless be again chosen
for the same position at the present
session, was asked what he thoug' t
would be the issues of the demo
crats. He said: "Speaking far
myself alone, and not attempting to
define the issues for my party, I
should think tbat the democrats
would find several clearly defined
issues upon which they could meet
the republicans. First, I think we
should stand for reciprocity and de
mand legislation upon this subject
" that would be practical and of bi?n-
efit to American consumers and
American producers. Second, that
democrats should advocate reduc
tion of the tariff,
features at least,
certainly work for
Third, we will
expenditures and endeavor to pre
vent extravagant wastefulness in
the use of the people's money.
Fourth, we will demand legislation
for the suppression of the trusts.
The republicans of the House piss
ed an anti-trust law last Congress,
but it was carefully pigeon-holed by
the republicans in the Senate.
Fifth, in my opinion there should
be a reduction of the war taxes. A
large surplus has been piled up and
it should be returned to the people
through curtailment of the internal
revenue taxation to which they are
now subjected. We are willing to
joiu hands with any parly to do
Want to Get Rid of Somers.
Thoroughly tired of keeping Lis:
at an expense to the town, St. Paul
is trying to get lleory Somers off its
ba..ds. The St. Paul (Minn.) Globe
On motion of" Assistant Attorney
General W.. J. Donnahower, pre
sented yesterday afternoon, the Su
preme Court has fixed Nov. 27th as
toe date tor hearing the habeas cor
pus cfe.of Henry Somers, the col
ored man, for whose extradition to
Tennessee. Gov. an Sant issued a
warrant some weeks ago.
Somers is wanted at Bolivar,
Hardeman county, Tenn., for trial
on the charge of murder, it being
alleged that he killed a white man
about a year ago. The Afro-American
citizens are deeply interested in
the case and have protested against
having Somers sent back to Tennes
see for the reason tbat they fear a
lynching and are convinced tbat the
prisoner's color will prevent him
from having a fair trial.
Somers has been in the city lock
up for a number of weeks aud Mr.
Donahower's motion for an early
hearing of the application before
the Supreme Court was made at tiie
request of the police department who
desire to have him either sent back
to Tennessee or set at liberty.
Later. -Sheriff Samraons receiv
ed a telegram Wednesday informing
him that the case had been disposed
of in the Supreme Court and that
Isomers was ready to be turned over)
to him upon arrival. lie left Wed-
j nesday uight for St. Paul and will
return with his prisoner in a tew
The Capitql Ready for Tougress.
Washington, Nov. 23. The
national housekeeping as iepresentedlie" "S" A .BUUU'tt "V "a
in the interior if The Capitol at U collection of the things Sou hern
Washington has never before re-
ceived such a radical overhauling as f uu "lKU
that which is just now being finish-1 1US face, or when I talk with some
ed. When Congress convenes onT&1 Southern lady wha hasnta
Mondav. December 2. Senators and
Representatives will scarcely recog
nize the historic old edifice inside,
so vastly has it been improved and
Every important chamber in the
building has partaken of this im
provement. The Senate chamber
has been repainted throughout, and
the lobby refitted. The seating
capacity of the Supreme Court has
been enlarged, a new ceiling has
been constructed, and the walls have
been freshly decorated and new fur
niture added. Statuary Hall is also
treated to a new ceiling, and both
Statuary Hall and the Supreme
Court Chamber,- constituting the
portions of the original buildings
that were erected in 1793, have been
covered with new steel Mre-proof
roofs, likewise that portion of the
central buildir.g formerly occupied
by the Library of Congress. A
beautiful new white marble staircase
has been constructed from the west
basement entrance up to the wes
facade leading to the rotunda. The
twenty-six committee rooms of the
Senate and House, together with the
Speaker's room, have been reraod
eled, decorated and returnished lu
sumptuous fashion, and the House
baths in the Bubbasemeut have been
renewed in marble.
I3ut the greatest improvements
have been wrought in the hall o
the II ouse of Representatives, in the
members' lobby and cloak rooms
adjoining, and in the visitors,' gal
lery above. The House chamber
has been practically remodeled; the
walls newly colored in soft tones;
new ventilating system introduced
including a hygienic floor construct
ed after a novel method;'the seating
capacity has been increased to admi
thirty-nine additional members, and
the desks and chairs of a specia
type have been installed; the ceiling
has been illuminated with fresh
colors aud good coffer-work, and the
galleries have been furnished with
mahogany opera chaiis richly up
bolstered in green-black leather, in
lieu of the old wooden benches. So
that, on the whole, what was a some
what antiquated and uncomfortable
hall has now been transformed into
a model legislative chamber, such
as the popular branch of the United
Mates Congress should occupy.
equipped with modern devices and
conveniences that bring it strictly
up to date,perhaps in advance of it
Impression of Southern Scenes.
The following extracts from a let
ter written by a woman doctor Caro
lyu Giesel, of New York, who at
tended a meetinj: of the Tri-Stale
Medical Association held in Mem
phis last week, we reproduce from
the Scimitar :
'Got up this morning as the train
was within an hour of Memphis,
and in a minute caught the restfu
indoleuce in this Southern air.
know now I shall get rested from
my New lork trip. It's simply de
licious. Coming in upon the cotton
bales at thi stations tells where you
are, and the tufts of cotton that the
wind has scattered on the grount
look so warm and summery as com
pared to the snow I left last night,
whi;h tbey resemble in looks, of
course. The ungathered cotton in
the fields is like snow fields, too, in
looks, but instead of. making you
think you must hurry and get tl.e
fuel iu and put np the storm doors
gives you a comfortable feeling of
summer laziness, and you smilingly
yawn and lounge in your chair in
voluntarily, aud say "To-morrow
will do," int iney all do down
here, and it is so delightful after the
fearful rush of New York. ' I know
1 shall soon be rested.
'Dear me. I wish I could make
this letter five yards lone! The
darkies (niggers down here) are so
positively delicious, not half as like
a Northern darky as a fuuny little
wool lamb in a toy store is like a
butting ram in an open field. They
are just niggers down South natu
ral, lazy and kind, but, you know,
up there they are Mr. aiid Mrs.
aggressive and progressive somebody-in-particular.
"And then the tumble-down old
buildings. So shabby, many of the n
painted on one side and no paint at
all on the other ; 'gwine' paint the
rest of it to-morrow, you know; but
more than one I recognized as just
so far covered with paint when I
was here one year ago. The utter
lack of thrift everywhere, and the
pathetic poverty of it all every
body poor together as comparedwith
New York and yet no one starv
ing, no one treezing, so everybody
rich together, and that again as
comparedwith New lork. When
I think of the extreme wealth in the
homes on Fifth avenue, and in busi
ness on Wall street, and recall at
the same time that midnight 6cene
iu front of Fleischmaun's bakery,
where 512 hungry men stood in line!
(a line that reached waydown the .
block), and with one hand behind
him and the other extended to erasu '
the bread (each man was allowed to
take what he could witti one hand), J
and then compelled to move on,
taking the dry bread to the fountain ,
where he drank the cold water as he
ate. Horrible scene at the midnight
hoar, aud it gives me a feeling of
hopelessness even to think of it
again. But here, when I look at
. 1 - . t. - " I T I
l"e raS8 uu i'SS
ies wear on ineir.teei lor snoes;
"our Iei1 lo uer name auu jei uu
less a queen, I feel
like taking off
my hat (only, you know, I wear two
pins in it, so can't) to the great heart
of the South that has never allowed
a servant to starve until she was
compelled to starve with him.
"I must stop. This is wnat Sa;
manthy calls 'episoden,' bat as you
live, 1 love this true old S.outh,with
its continuous minstrel show, its
faithfulness to the burden it never
has dropped, and its regal women
who are not dragged down by their
poverty, half of which would make
a Northern woman so querulous and
sour 6he would be compelled to get
a divorce from her country. Th -n
there's that much talked-of Southern
gentlemen, 'the likes' of whom nev
er came from the North, lie is here
still, though some folks try to say
he is dead. I'll tell you where the
Southern gentleman fascinates me.
It's when I meet him in the public
schools. The average boy going to
and from school in a Northern city
is an 'iraputant little wretch,' as
compared to the gentle little man
who doffs his hat to you as you meet
him going to his studies from bis
home here in the South. Passing
rapidly from the North to the South,
this tiontraat in children is s'riking."
Essary Springs Events.
Last Sunday our Suuday-school
was well 'represented men, women
aud children from everywhere.
Miss Guinn Irby, of Pocahontas,
spent last Sunday evening in our
midst Come again, Miss lrby.
Messrs. Drewry & Rich, of Tip
lersville, Miss., are moving to our
town and will soon be ready to start
their children to school.
Mr. Ben McCullough aud Miss
Mollie Jones, of Pocahontas, passed
through our burg Monday.
Mrs. Lowry, of Aberdeen, Miss.,
is visiting the family of Mr. Warreu
Mr. Frank JoneSj who had gone
to Texas to stay, has just returned,
to the surprise of his friends.
Miss Nettie Moore left a few days
ago to take charge of a school a few
miles west of Middleton.
Mrs. Bettie Gourley visited Mrs.
Wardlow, of Pocahontas, last week.
The book-keeping class had. an
addition of two new members this
Mr. Tyndale Nelms has purchased
the W. R. Rutledge house and lot,
just in front of the college.
It seems that Photographs are all
the l'age iu Essary. If you do not
believe it, ask Misses Maude McCol
lough and Tisha Davis about it.
Mr. James Gourley, of near Po
cahontas, has moved here for the
purpose of sending
his children to
All free school pupils have-not
begun yet, owing to the new School
Book Law; otherwise the school is
We are led to believe, from the
number of "Billetdeux" a certain
young lady of our town receives,
that she on the 28th inst , will have
occasion to be very thankful indeed.
Our opinion is strengthened by the
melody of the needle singing "Rome
As tlie humming birds hare ceased their singing,
'Tls now time for the wedding bells to begin their
So we, like the wise virgin, will have our lamps
trimmed and burning. -
The Nuckolls' 1 lvery stable,
lot and brick room adjoining'
it fn the north.
Also, 178 acres of land on
Hatchie river, one mile north
of Bolivar, formerly owned
by C. A. Miller.
Also, 173 acres of land in
civil district No. 1G, known
as the Lockie tract.
pply at Bank ot Bolivar.
The Fentress Law Offices, corner
Main and Jackson Streets; also the
Taylor Carpenter Shop, between
said Law Offices and the Bolivar
Hotel. For terms apply to
t.f. T. M, Moore, Agt.
Constipation means the accumu
ation of waste matter that should
be discharged daily, and unless this
s done the foul matter is absorbed
and poisons" the system. Use Her-
bine to bring about regularity of the
bowels. Price, 50 cts. At Wr J.
That Throbbing Headache
Would quickly leave you, if yoa
used Dr. King's New Life Pills.
Thousands of sufferers have proved
their matchless merit for sick and
nervous headaches. They make pure
blood and build up your health.
Only 25 cents. Monev back, if not i
cured. Sold by W. J. Cor.
Jclrr cl prc.vro Jars la
ST,V:3AH3 OtL CO.
Editok Bulletin The prayer
meeting in the Turkey Springs
neighborhood, which was organized
ten years ago by Bros. John Cox,
Joe Ferguson and Pitser Crawford,
is s ill being conducted very success
fully. Soon after organization Bros.
Robert Galloway and Sauls joined
in and then the neighborhood at
large. These meetings take in quite
a scope of country and great inter
est is manifested.
The citizens of this community
are a religious people and dwell
happily together. Everybody speaks
well of this neighborhood, for it is
composed of God-loving and God
fearing people. The prayer-meetings
are union and great crowds
throng the little cottages every
Thursday night. Surely, God is
with us. He is ever ready to showllis
merciful kindness to those who love
Him. Honest, devoted- prayer is
the rope in the belfry that nn,s the
bells of Heaven. Would that all
people were God-loving people!
Dry and Green Hides, etc.
For which we will pay the
highest market prices.
Wilkinson & Sons.
Great Luck of an Editor.
"For two years all efforts to cure
Eczema in the palm of my hands
failed," writes Editor II. N. Lester,
of Syracuse, Kan.; "then I was en
tirely cured by Buckleu'a Arnica
Salve." It is the world's best for
eruptions, sores and all skin diseases.
Only 25c, at W. J. Cox's.
Our infant mortality is something
frightful. Nearly one-quarter die
before they reach one year, one-third
die before they are five, one-half
die before they are' fifteen! The
timely use of White's Cream Ver
mifuge would save a majority of
these precious live3. Price, 25 cts.
W. J. Cox.
Wriaht Brothers vs. Thomas Punlap. Before W.
J. Cox, a Justine of the Peace in and for Harde
man County, Tennesse .
In this cause, it appearing by affidavit that the
defendant, Thomas Duolap, is justly indebted to
the plaintiffs, and is a non-resident of the State of
Tennessee, so that the ordinary process of law can
not be served on him, and an original Attachment
having been levied on his property, it is therefore
ordered that publication be made in the Bolivar
Bulletin, a newspaper published in the town of
Bolivar, Tennessee, for four consecutive weeks,
commanding the said Thomas Dunlap to appear
before me or some other acting Justice of the
Veace, at my office, in-the town of Bolivar,-Civil
District Xo. 6 of said County and State, on the 14tb
day of December, 1901, and make defence to said
suit against him, or it will be proceeded with ex
parte. This November 7, 1901.
W. J. COX. J. P. for Hardeman Co.
The Highest Market Z
gz Price Paid ! Z
e JOHN REDD.
J. C. J? I?. TIME TABLE.
Effective Sunday, Nov. 3, 1901.
So. South. . No, Kobtb.
25 6.29 p.m. 26 6.58 .m
23 7.45 a.m. . 24 9.08 p.m.
95 local... ....10.10 a.m. i6 local 3.00 p.m.
W. A. HOUSE.NA.gent
E. LT LIG-HTFORT,
(of IL L Lightfort & Co.)
Eves examined free of charge.
Giasses fitted at
reasonable prices. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed
or money refunded.
WRITE FOR LARGE
CALL WHES IN TIIE CITY.
J. N. MTJLFORD, Jeweler
, MEMPHIS, TENN.
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- ",.y.-2ef3S Ec-Ui everywhere Ilatfery";
rvate Secretary Ed. K.
Glenn opened Gov. McMiHiu's mail
this morning he was surprised to
find a $100 bill accompanied by the
following anonymous communica
tion : j
Brownsville, Tenn., Nov. 14tb,j
1901 Honorable McMillin, Gover
nor of the State of Tennessee : En
closed Snd $100 which please pass
to the StateTreasury as conscience
fund. Please acknowledge receipt
through the associated press."
The bill is one issued by the Na
tional Bank of Commerce, of Kansas
City. "The letter, while dated at
Brownsville, was mailed at Mem
phis. This is the second time within
the memcry of the people- on the
hill that conscience money has been
received. Ouce in 1888 a letter
with $6.75 was received and credit
ed to the conscience fund, as was
the $'100 received to-day. There is
a difference of opinion as to where
the money comes from. Some think
it is some former county official re
storing some funds held out, while
others are of the opinion that it is
some old fellow paying delinquen
taxes oq some personal property
heretofore concealed. The idea that
some man who has served the state
in the Legislature is sending money
back as unearned is not popular.
Jumped on a Ten-Penny Nail.
The little daughter of Mr. J. N.
Powell jumped on an inverted rake
made of ten-penny nails, and thrust
one nail entirely through her foot
and a second one half way through.
Chamberlain s Pain Balm was im
mediately applied and five minutes
later the pain had disappeared and
no more suffering was experienced
In three days the child was wearing
her shoe as usual and with absolute
ly no discomfort. Mr. Powell js a
well-known merchant of Forkland,
Va. Pain Balm is an antiseptic and
heals Btieh injuries without matura
tion and in one-third the time re
quired by the usual treatment. For
s tie by W. J. Cor, Bolivar; J. W.
Spreads Like Wildfire.
When things are tbe nest" tbey
become 'tbe best selling." Abra
ham -Hare, a leading druggist of
Belleville, O., writes : "Electric
Bitters are the best selling bitters I
have handled in 20 years." You
know why? Most diseases begin in
disorders of stomach, liver, kidneys,
bowels, blood and nerves. Electric
Bitters tones up the stomach, regu
latcs liver, kidneys, and bowels,
purines the blood, strengthens the
nerves, hence, cures multitudes of
maladies. It builds up the entire
system. Puts new life and viaor
iuto any weak, sickly, run-down
man or woman. Price, 50 cts, by
W.J. Cox, druggist.
, Stomach and Liver Tablets.
When you feel dull after eating
When you have no appetite.
When you have a bad taste in the
When your liver is torpid.
When your bowels ar constipated
When you have a headache.
When you feel bilious.
They will improve your appetite,
cleanse and invigorate your stomach
and regulate your liver and bowels
For sale by W. J. Cox, Bolivar.
J. W. Nuckolls, Toone
i?rom tjoopersvwie, Mich., comes
word of a wonderful discovery of a
pleasant tasting liquid that wild
useu Deiore retiring uy any one
troubled with a bad cough always
ensures a good niht s ret 'It, will
soon cure the cough too," writes
Mrs. S. Himilburger; Jfor three
generations of our family have used
Dr. Kiug's New Discovery for Con
sumption antt have never louim its
equal for coughs ami colds " It is
an unrivaled life-saver when used
for desperate luus: diseases. Guar
anteed bottles 50c and 1 at W. J
Cox's. Trial bottles free.
To the Public.
Allow me to eay a few words in
praise of Chamberlain's Cough Rem
edy. I had a very severe cough and
cold, aud feared I would get p.ieu
raouia, but after takiug the secoud
dose of this medicine, I felt better.
Three bottles of it cured my cold
and the pains in my chest disap
peared entirely. I am most respect
fully yours for health, Ralph S.
Meyers, 74 Thirty seventh street
Wheeling, West Va. For sale by
W. J. Cox, Bolivar; J. W. Nuck
It you have sore throat, soreness
across the back or sides, or yoor
lungs feel sore or tender, or yon are
threatened with diphtheria or pneu
monia, apply Ballard's Snow Liui
raeut externally and use Ballard's
Horehonnd Syrup. W. J. Cox.
Last winter an infant child of
mine had croup in a violent form,"
6ays Eld. John W. Rogers, a Chris-
tian evangelist, of Filley, Mo. lI
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gave her a few doses of Chamber
lain's Couuh Remedy and in a short)
time all danger was past ancTthe.
child recovered." This remedy not '
only cures croup, but when given as
soon as the first symptoms appear,
will prevent the attack. It contains
no opium or other harmful sub
stance and may be given as confi
dently to a baby as to an adult. For
sale by W. J. Cox, Bolivar; J. W.
Nuckolls, Toone. j
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Ae?etable Preparalionfor As
similating ike Food and Eeula
ling theStoinacfcs andBowels of .
Opium3Iorpliine nor 'Mineral.
2tpe of OttCHrSAI-mEL PITCHER
Aperfecl Remedy for Constipa
tion, Sour Stotoach, Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions .Fevcrish
ness and Loss OF SLEEP.
Facsimile Signature oF
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O. T. IXGRAM, President.
W. C. DORION. Cashier.
7 jvnx u. iuautLL, Assis't Cashier.
. BANK OF
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EXACT CCPY CF WRAPPER. Trj f 1 f A 3 Hj
JSDirectors G. T. Ingram, Jno. W. Nuckolls,
'. T. Anderson, G. M. Savage, W. C. Dorion, Juu. P. Douglas, 'fi
jl Traosacta a General Banting Business.
05" Collections Made and Prompt Returns.
i! HU V
Having purchased the W. H. Rnolds & 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. Bolts,
Uinges, 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 evervthinor in the renair line.
We also carry a full and well assorted line ' ol Dry
Goods, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Clothingetc.
And we have a large stock of fresh staple Groceries.
As heretofore, we still handle the celebrated Studehaker
Wagons and Banner Buggies the Best on Earth.
Give ns a trial and be convinced that we will save you
money. Yours for Business,
SnEETON & B
BOOTS, SHOES, GLOVES,
Worm s ! verEiI fuceb
.r--.-,.--- ?, M ostln Quan tit y. . Best In Quality.
Jprcpured by- JAMS3 F. OALLARD, St. Lculs.
For Sale By
Tot Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
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TMC CCNTAUN COWMNT. NCW YORK CITT.
Money to Lean on Reasonable Terms. Jk
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stock will be sold, and
we can save you 25 per cent, on
Everything must be sold, and they W
are going sure. Call and examine W
our stock. ' v$
W. J. COX.