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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone N?. 17.
1. C. 11 It. TIME TABLE.
Effective Sunday, December 7, 1902
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W. A. HOUSE, Agent
h Local News
Try one of Cox & Co's
Airs. Geo. Maddison has been
quite ill this week.
Fresh Candy just .received
at Cox & Co's.
Miss ZtlaudeVY ilkinson has been
quite sick for several days.
Mr. J. A. Foster has moved to
his residence, near the Episcopal
Mrs. E. B. Ebner has sold her
residence in Bolivar to Mr. VV. J.
If you need a box of nice
Paper you can find it at Cox
J. A. Barrett spent a few days
this week in the blue grass region
Mr. E. J. Clark, who has been
quite ill for several weeks, is slow
When you want a good
Pocket Knife or Razor, call
on Cox & Co.
Miss Virginia Foote left Tues
day for Poplar Bluff, Mo., where
she expects to remain for several
weeks on a visit to relatives.
Cox & Co. have a big lot
of Tablets, Pencils, Blank
Books, in fact, a complete
line of School Supplies.
Mr. S. R. Ray and wife and
Miss BeseieClift have returned from
St. Louis, on a pleasant visit to
their daughter, Mrs. Cora Briges.
Mr. S. Y. Breeden, of the 13th
district, has bought the Needhara
Saine place, about three miles east
of Bolivar, upon which he has re
Dr. S. Dickson will visit Grand
Junction, Thursday and Friday,
February 5th and Gtb. All who
need dental work are respectfully
invited to meet him.
Mr. J. H. Doyle left Monday
for Nashville to attend a meeting of
the Masonic Grand Lodge, as repre
sentative from Bolivar Lodge. He
was accompanied by his wife.
Dr. G. II. Steen will preach at
the Presbyterian Church Friday
night and Sunday morniug and
night, and at Shandy Sunday after
noon, if the weather is suitable.
Rev. J. S. Park, of Decatur,
Ala., came here Wednesday to con
duct the funeral services of Judge
Fentress. Mr. Park was pastor of
the Presbyterian church here twenty-two
The Bulletin returns thanks
to the Alcorn Woolen Manufactur
ing Co., of Corinth, Miss., for a
beautiful calendar. The proprie
tors of this flourishing establish
ment are the Jones Brothers, for
mer residents of Bolivar.
Miss Bessie Tate has accepted
a position as music teacher in Osy
ka, La., where she went the first of
the week. Miss Bessie is an artist
in her chosen profession and the
citizens in the far away Southern
town should be glad to have secured
The following is the annual
meteorological report for Bolivar,
1902. Maximum temperature July
17, 102; minimum, Dec. 27, 12;
range 100; rain fall 52.90 inches;
rainy days 96, clear days 212; mean
temperature 57. Home seekers
would do well to consult these fig
ures before going further West.
The following have paid their
subscriptions to the Bulletin since
our last issu: J. C. Crisp, A. O.
Pruett, Bolivar; J. P. Rook, T. J.
Ayres, Opha; Wiley Futrell, T. J.
White, Hickory Valley; J. B. Wal
ler, Dorris; Jno. T. Morrow, Mid
dleburg; Haywood Harris (colored).
Bolivar: Mrs. Anna Coates, Boli
var; W. M. Ragan, Bolivar; J. A.
Thomas, Wiville, Ark.
Those from a distance who at
tended Judge Fentress' funeral
were Second Vice-President J. T.
Harrahan, Assistant General Conn
pel F. S. Andrews and wife, Super-
s intendent of Telegraph George M
Dugan, Mrs. Fentress, James Feu
tress, Jr., David Fentress aud Cal
vin Fentress with their wives from
Chicago, Train Master A. F. Page
of Jackeon, Hon. Francis Fentress
wife and daughter, Francis Fentress
Jr., and wife, from Memphis
Mrs. Girault Farrar, of New Or
leans, and Mrs. L. Coleman, o
"Passe Partout" Picture
Binding, different colors, for
! sale by Cox & Co.
j The parlor at the home of Miss
i Mary Ingram, on Market Street,
was a scene of gaiety on last Friday
afternoon, when youth and age met
to indulge in that more than popu
iar game, much. laDies were ar
ranged tor twelve. lbe room was
darkened and lights twinkled from
candles on mantel and tables. Five
games were played. Miss Leila
Coflin won the prize, a tiny hat
brush. The score cards were tiny
red striped stockings on which were
the words, "can you count the boles
in my stockings?" The same novel
idea was carried out in the salad
course, chocolate and sweets were
also served. Those preseut were
Mrs. R. W. Tate, Misses Leila Cof
lin, Mattie Cochrane, Susie Black,
Sadie Durrett, Clara Sevestre, Min
nie Neely, Mag Dorion, Jessie Mad
dison, Cora Thompson, Jennie Har-
daway and Mary Smith.
The following telegram from
Memphis appeared in the Nashville
Banner, of January 24th: "W. F.
McCarley, of Fulton, Ky., Claim
Agent of the Tennessee division of
the Illinois Central Railroad Com
pany, spent the day here yesterday.
lie has been offered the position of
Chief Claim Agent of the Tennes
see Central Railroad Company, with
headquarters in Nashville. For a
long time Mr. McCarley was asso
ciated with the present GeneralMan
ager of the Tennessee Central, G.A.
Clark, who was formerly with the
Illinois Central Mr. Clark was
much impressed with the splendid
service rendered the Illinois Central
by Mr. McCarley, and it is for this
reason that he offered him the posi
tion of Claim Agent with the Ten
nessee Central. Mr. McCarley
while here staled that he had the
offer under advisement, but had not
reached any conclusion as to the
course he would pursue." Mr. Mc
Carley was born and reared in Boli
var. He started at the bottom, not
many years ago, and is rapidly
climbing to the lop of the ladder.
His numerous friends here are grat
ified at his success.
Mr. W. D. Mauldin a promi
nent citizen of Somerville, died at
his home here Saturday night, the
10th inst., and was buried in the
town cemetery Monday afternoon.
Funeral services were conducted at
the grave by Rev. J. T. Rothrock.
Mr. Mauldin was born near Sauls
bury, Tenn., March 33, 1841. He
was educated in the common schools
and at the breaking out of the civil
war he enlisted in the HarrisGuards, ,
was several times transferred, serv
ing through the entire conflict in the
ranks. In October, 1866, he was
united in marriage with Mips Jenny
Hines, of Hardeman county. Three
sons were born to them, two of
whom, Thomas D. and John W.,
now grown men with families, re
side here. W. D. Mauldin, Jr.,
died at Moscow in June, 1900. In
the death of this genial man Somer
ville sustains a distinct loss. A
man of sterling integrity and high
ideals, he left bis impress upon all
with whom he came in contact, and
was a factor for the best interest of
the community. His widow, two
sons and an aged sister, Mrs. Napo
leon Hicks, of Ashland, Mississippi,
survive. Somerville Reporter and
A renter for a
east of Bolivar, on Purdy road.
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JUDGE JAMES FENTRESS.
PROMINENT CITIZEN PASSES
The announcement of the
death of Judge James Fen
tress, which occurred in
Chicago Monday night, was
a great shock to this com
munity. About two weeks ago he
went to Chicago to attend
the marriage of his son, Cal
vin Fentress, and while there
contracted a severe cold, re
sulting in pneumonia. Thej
most skillful treatment and
careful nursing proved un
James Fentress, ex-general solicit
or tor tne Illinois Uentral railroad,
was born July 27, 1837, the second
of five children born to David aud
Matilda Fentress, whose ancestors
came from England at an early day
and settled in Virginia. As the
years multiplied so did the families,
and in process of time some of them
located in Tennessee. His paternal
grandf ather was speaker of the house
of representatives for a number of
years. His maternal grandfather,
David Wendel of Murfreesboro,
was the only Whig postmaster who
was allowed to retain his office
during Jackson's administration.
David Fentress, his father, moved
from Murfreesboro to Bolivar when
this town was in the zenith of its
prosperity, where he practiced law,
and was considered one of the most
able lawyers of this entire section.
At one time he represented Harde-
deman county in the legislature Of
the five children Judge Francis Ben-
tress of Memphis is the only sur
vivor. One of his sisters was the
wife of Capt. A. T. McNeal of the
Univershy of the South, and the
other was the first wife of Col. Jer
ome Hill of Memphis. The subject
of this sketch was graduated from
the Universitv of Virginia, and was
admitted to the bar in 1859. In
that year he married Miss Mary
Tate Perkins, a daughter of Mrs.
Miller, widow of the late Pitsnr Mil
es, one of West Tennessee's pion
eers, wno is now in ner 4tn year.
Six of ten children, as result ol this
union, are still living. His young
est daughter, Ethel, recently mar
ried a professor of languages, who
has been located for several years
u Beyrout, Syria. James Fentress
entered the Confederate service as
a volunteer on May 15, 1S61, leav-
ng Bolivar as a lieutenant in the
illow G uards, under Rufus P. Nee
y. At Germantown the companies
were organized into the Fourth Ten
nessee infantry, when Neely became
colonel and Fentress captain of Com
pany B. In 1862 he resigned his
commission and entered the cavalrr
service as private in Troop E,
Seventh Tennessee which was the
only cavalry troop to leave Bolivar,
known as the Hardeman Avengers,
under Col. J. J. Neely. On account
of ill health he was unable to serve
his country actively in the field,
though was in several engagements.
Toward the close of the strife he was
assigned duty in Mississippi. As to
politics, he was a life-long Demo
crat. In 1870 he was a member of
the State constitutional convention
and took an active part in the revis
ion of the constitution; the same
year he was elected chancellor of
the Tenth chancery division of the
State, but resigned in 1871 and re
sumed the practice of law. In 1876
he was appointed general solicitor
of the Illinois Central railroad,
Southern division, and made his
home in New Orleans, moving to
Chicago in 1890. He filled other
important positions as attorney for
different roads. For the past four
or five years his home has been at
his farm Shandy, north of Bolivar.
The remains were brought here in
a special car Wednesday and inter
red in Polk Cemetery. The funer
al services were conducted by Rev.
J. S. Park, of Decatur, Ala., a
friend of the family.
4 Correspondence. h
Our school is progressing nicely.
The enrollment is still increasing.
Oar patrons and citizens are loud in
their praise of the interest manifest
ed. We are glad to note that oar
children are making much better
grades this month than that of last.
Patrons, teacher and children go
band in hand, thus our work is very
Misses Ella and Dora Watson, two
charming young ladies of our vicin
ity, spent last Monday in Bolivar.
Owing to bad weather, our pastor
did not preach at his last appoint
ment, of which the people wer?
Miss Nannie Dorris spent the!
evening with Miss Ell Holmes a
few days ago.
Mr. J. R. Holmes spent last Sun
day in Crainesville with his old
friend, Mr. Hornsby.
Messrs. Jno. Waller and Stephen
Vincent spent last Tuesday night
with their teacher at the residence
of Mr. J. R. Holmes.
Mrs. Grantham, of near Massa
ville, is visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Rev. C. C. McDaniel visited the
home of his old friend, Mr. Wm.
Wiley last Sunday. Lonzo.
paper makes its arrival in Lebanon,
and since it was not my privilege to
visit Hardeman during the Christ
mas holidays it has been the more
I wonder if you would iudulge
me in relating an incident. Not
long ago I met two boys, students
in college. , One of them attended
his classes, on the average, about
three days in the week. He was
continually threatened with nervou
prostration: of course it would have
been exceedingly imprudent to have
overworked himself, lie was a ba
by: he whined under the pressure of
a problem in Mathematics or a sen
tence in- Cfesar. He was the news
gatherer for an unpublished shal
1 say College paper One day two
weeks before the Christmas holidays
ahoraeseeking he went. "What
are you going to do when you reach
homer , said one of his fellows.
I'm going to rest." Goodbye.
The other boy is a little led-head
ed Kentuckian. He is taking a spe
cial course in Civil Engineering; he
has no classmates; the teacher never
assigns him a lesson though he re
cites every day. You may glance
in his window at study hours, and
he is Lending over his book with an
expression intent upon solving th
difficulties that cause his weaker
brothers to surrender. One day he
told me he had lust completed two
books in Higher Mathematics, and
in such a snort time tnat the pro
fessor was surprised. "Yon must
be a Mathematician." "No, I guess
not," said he, "I came here to work
and have nothing else to do."
Dome one nas said: "Success is
Iroamniv onAvliQlinrrln at A 4 li i n "
I wish the boys and girls of Harde
man County might catch something
of the spirit which moves the latter
young man and seek the road that
leads to Higher Education and com
mensurate usefulness. The induce
inents offered now by the first-class
colleges and universities or our
laud make such practically within
the reach of every one. A few days
ago a" Professor left a distinguished
position as Professor of Philosophy
and Pedagogy in his Alma Mater,
to accept a Professorship in the
University of Tennessee. lie was
once a Hardeman County boy. Per
haps now he is more widely known
by the teachers in the South and
more greatly loved than any other
teacher. His life and work has
been an inspiration to many. May
success attend the efforts for better
education of a larger number in
Yours in the work,
E. T. Beard.
The Bulletin's list at this place is
assuming such proportions that it is
entitled to a local representative let
ter each week; so, in the words of
Punch and Judy, "here we are
Our little town keeps abreast of
the times. On the 20th inst., she
held her municipal election, result
ing in Mr. R. S. Clark being chosen
Mayor, and Mr. John Ferguson,
Marshal. (Both good men, and a
wise selection.) Empires may rise
and fall, Gabriel blow his horn, but
Saulsbury will always be there or
Rev. T.J. Simmons returned from
Memphis last week in time to hold
his usual appointment at the Meth
odist Church Sunday. Rev. Mr.
Cochrane, of Bolivar, occupied the
pulpit, both morning aud evening,
at the Presbyterian Church. The
charming spring-like day drew good
congregations at both churches.
Mrs. Hugh B. Wright aud little
niece, Edith Cheairs, and Mrs. L.
C. Street and daughter,""" Miss Evie,
spent this week in Memphis. Miss
Evie had an operation performed
upon her right hand, which was in
jured several years ago while she
was playing around a corn-feeder.
Miss Mag Godsey is visiting rela
tives in Memphis.
Masters Herman and Ralph Mc
Commonsjiave returned fr&m a vis
it to their aunt, Mrs. G. W. Tipler,
at Grand Junction.
Mrs.W.W.R. Elliotte and daugh
ter, Miss Forest, left Saturday for
Archie, Fla., where they go for the
benefit of the latter's health. Dur
ing their absence, Mr. Elliott and
son, Lawson, will board with Mrs.
Mrs. Gaston Edwards has gone to
Jackson to reside, where her hus
band, an employe of the M. & O.
R. R., has his headquarters.
Mr. and Mrs. John V. Wright
returned from Memphis Saturday
and Mr. Wright has been in the
clutches of la grippe ever since.
Mr. Leo Wright is back from a
trip to Trenton and Union City.
Mies Ola Ferguson is home from
a pleasant visit to relatives at Laird,
Mrs. L. J. Lane is home from a
week's stay at Pocaho itas.
Miss Lizzie Banks, of Trenton, is
the guest of her sister, Mrs. T. J.
Mr. Vancourt Neal, of White
haven, is visiting at Mrs. Maggie
Mr. Jewell Clark is again in Mos
cow assistiug the depot agent.
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Futrell are
back from a visit in the country.
Mr. A. Cox and son, Burl, ire on
the sick list. Mrs. Julia Manson is
aleo very much indisposed.
LaurieDowdy, who has been quite
ill fpr several weeks, is slowly im
proving. The social meeting of the Ep
worth League, which was to have
come off last Friday evening, was
postponed on account of the incle
Mr. John B. Nabers has moved to'
his pretty new residence in the sub
urbs of town. Mr. John Fergusou
and family are occupying the house
vacated by Mr. .Nabers.
Misses MinnieBryant and Pauline
Cox celebrated their birthday to
gether on the 23rd, the former be
iner 12 and the latter 11 rears of
Master Cowden Osteen partook of
his 10th birthday dinner on the 25th
Mr. H. G. Sauls leaves soon for
t lie BluffCity, to be absent for some
Mrs. Joseph Sauls has returned
to her home at Lonswood, Miss ,
after a visit to the family of her!
father-in-lBW, Dr. Sauls. j
Mr. W. H. Bryant happened to I
quite a painful accident Suuday. He
was kicked in the face by a mule
and the blow was thought to be
quite serious at firat.
The pupils of Woodland Acade
my will celebrate Washington's
birthday with appropriate exercises
on Friday, Feb. 20tb, instead of the
22rd, as the latter day falls on Sun
day. V. V.
W. J. Milstead, of Bolivar spent
Sunday with his parents.
Miss Myrtle Breeden has returned
from a two week's visit with rela
tives near Opha.
Mrs. L. 13. Fish, who has been
very nek tor several days, is now
MissesRosa andLillie Ragan were
guests of Misses Gracie Allford and
Olie May Fish Sunday.
Mis Georgie Milstead of Craines
ville, is spending the week with her
grand mother, Mrs. JosephMilstead.
Mr .John b. uey was up in
Chester County prospecting (?) re
Mr. J. E. Fitts, of Silers, Tenn.,
was in our vicinity one day in the
Mr. and Mrs. U. 1 . Weuo were
in Crainesville Sunday, the guests
of Mr. and Mrs: L. McClintock.
Mr. G. B. Milstead aud wife, of
Crainesville, passed through here
Sunday enroute to Blitheville, Ark.,
where they spend several days
Mr. K. E. Hornsby, of Dorris,
las recently moved iato our vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ammons were
Bolivar one day the past week.
Mr. Stephen Vincent, of Dorris,
was here Sunday looking after his
C.T. Milstead, who has been con
fined to his room for a month with
sickness, is much improved.
The infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Lax died Tuesday. In
terment at Middleburg Cemetery.
Miss Mary Lou W oodson visited
homefolks at "the Valley" Sunday.
Several of our citizem had legal
business with one ot nouvars J.
Mr. II. R. Futrell is visiting borne
oiks this week.
Mrs. Avent, who has been dan
gerously ill, is much better.
I will be in Bolivar,
Monday. February 2nd,
to buy Mules. Want
them fat. Have your
Mules there on that date.
John V. Wright.
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