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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, Editor.
FRIDAY, FEB. 27, 1903.
On "Washington's birth
day saloons were closed in
The Obion Democrat says:
"Several State papers are
agitating the question of
doing away with the present
County Court system. There
is no doubt that under the
rule now in force the business
of the county is more or less
retarded and burdensome and
the cost to taxpayers unneces
sarily large. A board of five
commissioners could do the
work with much more expe
dition than thirty or forty
Magistrates, and cost to the
county would be reduced no
The Clarksville Times
Journal, of recent issue, con
tained the following sensible
editorial: "Defeated as de
mocracy's standard bearer on
the platform Mr. Bryan large
ly and erroneously shaped, as
it proved unsuccessful, before
the voters he still clings to
those fallacious ideas which
the country repudiated. At
every opportunity Mr. Bryan
uses his influence to keep
apart the factions of the par
ty instead of endeavoring to
heal breaches, placate leaders
and organize for victory. He
is a disturbing element in the
democratic ranks, and if he
really wishes the democrats
to again gain political power,
should know that his retire
ment to dignified silence
would best subserve that
West Texnesseb is a country of
surpassing excellence in many re
spects. Agriculturally it is the rich
est section of the State. It is well
supplied with railroads. Its greatest
drawback is its highways or the lack
of them. During about three
months of each year the roads are in
a miserable condition, almost Im
passable in many places. It is an
' achievement for many of the farmers
to reach town in winter. Hauling
a full load is out of the question.
Good roads are West Tennessee's
The above is from the
!Nashville American, and
every word of it is true. Good
roads, we all desire, but how
to obtain them in West Tenn
essee, seems an unsolved
problem. Certain it is that
vast sums of money are an
nually wasted upon our pub
lic highways. Hardeman
County has spent thousands
upon top of thousands of dol
lars on her roads, levees
and bridges, and to-day, the
"oldest inhabitant" tells us
that the roads are in worse
condition than they have ever
been known to be in the his
tory of the county. Can
some one suggest a remedy?
COL. McCLURE ON THE NEGRO.
New Orleans, Feb. 21.
(Special.) Col. A. K. Mc
Clure of Philadelphia, in an
address before the Progress
ive Union today on the negro
question, said that the North
ern States and the Northern
people should keep their
hands off and permit the
Southern States to settle the
race problem in their own
"The first annulment of
universal suffrage was made
in the District of Columbia,"
he said. "They did not wait
here in some of the Southern
States, until you were strip
ped of all things worth steal
ing. "If we could only get men
in public places, from the!
president down or up, to un
derstand that people of the
South are the only people in
the world who can solve the
race question, and leave it to
them to solve it in their own
way, as they have done so far
and surely will do in the end,
it will de solved with due re
gard to the interests of the
black man, who is indis
pensable to the whites, and it
will be solved so that it can
never be revived again. It
is the last question left, and
apparently whenever a politi
cian has exhausted all of his
other political assets he starts
anew on the question of dis
franchisement of the negro."
In an interview Col. Mc
Clure said he did not believe
Roosevelt will be renominat
ed, and that the next presi
dential nominees of the two
big parties have not as yet
A Disgraceful Record.
Rev. Dr. Eaton, a Baptist
ministerof Louisville, declar
ed in a recent sermon that
"the penalty for murder in
this city is only 300." He
added: "With that amount
of money a murderer can get
off scot free. The low bail
fitted for murderers here is
ridiculous. Life is held too
lightly. I do not think a man
could be convicted of murder
in Kentucky and sentenced
to death if he wanted to be.
In order to get the death pen
alty it would be necessary
for him to go to a shrewd
criminal lawyer and find the
exact way to commit the mur
der." Commenting on this state
ment, the Charleston News
and Courier says: "And yet
Kentucky is not much, if any
worse than South Carolina.
The cheapest thing in this
State, as we have said, is hu
man life, and the safest crime
is the crime of -homicide,
low to cure the evil we con
fess ourselves unable to sug
gest. That it will be correct
ed in time we have no doubt."
And what of Tennessee?
Is it any better in this regard
than Kentucky or South Car
olina? A daj' or two ago The
American contained a special
from a Middle Tennessee
town, in which it was stated
that a man who had attacked
a policeman who was sitting
down beat him to death he
cause the officer had previous
ly arrested him for immoral
conduct, had been sentenced
to five years in the penitenti
ary. Five years for an aggra
vated murder! In another
case, nearer home, a man who
had deliberately waylaid and
assassinated a citizen on the
highway, was acquitted by "a
jury of his peers." Many in
stances might be cited show
ing the gross miscarriage of
justice and the too often far
cical proceedings in our crimi
nal courts. Boast of a high
degree of civilization wheni
human life is so cheap is a
vain boast. American.
Every man has trials for which
the lawyer is thankful.
A woman's idea of a miser is a
man who refuses to pay her a com
pliment. Even the self-made man doesn't
boast of his worth to the assessor.
Leave the pantry door unlocked
and the small boy will get his des
serts. Gossip is a deadly gas that puts
friendship out of business.
Chickens incubated by the heat
of passion invariably go home to
There is only one thing that men
can pack as well as women, and that
is a theatre.
There are nearly 20,000 known
remedies for various diseases, and
the man with a boil on the back of
his neck has the most of them sug
gested to him. Chicago News.
Pjetrob, Tbnn., Feb. 23. The
committee has been Bpending some
time at hard work in the mines and
over the State's property making
investigations. Friday late in tbe
afternoon the party was shown
through one part of the main mine.
They were accompanied by Super
intendent Evans. A train of mine
cars drawn by a small electric motor
was used to convey the party. Be
fore entering the mine overalls and
miner's caps and lamps were furnish
ed eaeh one that wanted to make
the trip. The trip was only for the
purpose of 6ight seeing. After re
turning the convicts were watched
as they came from the mines and en
tered the bath room to prepare for
suj.per. The party was shown to
the dining room, and remained there
during the supper hour and watched
the convicts comedown a long flight
of stairs to the dining hall, which'
seated seven hundred and thirty
seven couvicts, both negroes and
whites, the negroes having one side
of the ball and the white men the
other. Almost every member of the
committee saw some poor convict he
knew. Several boys under sixteen
years wtre seen, and some members
of the committee were heard to say
thit they would recommend that
these boys be taken back to the
main prison and placed in reform
school. While the committee was
watching the convicts come down a
large negro came six feet and
eight inches high, weighing 100
pounds and wearing number 17
shoes. His feet were eight inches
wide. He is nineteen years old, and
was sent to prison for a term of one
year for stealing a coat. His name
is Williams; he was sentenced from
Saturday morning the committee
was divided into three sections.
Section one consisting of Senators
Cox and Rice and Representatives
Cockrill, Crawford and Cleage,
were sent to investigate the timber
that is on the State's property. Sec
tion number two, consisting of Sen
ator Bright and Representatives
Preston and Birdsong, were sent to
make an investigation of the mines.
Section number three consisting of
Representatives Fonville and
Thompson, were sent to look over
the books in the office.
Each division of the committee
put in the day at hard work. Every
thing seems to be satisfactory with
the committee so far, except tbe
young boys that are found here
working in the mines. They will
probably have them called back, and
some method may de devised to pro
hibit boys under 16 from being sent
The Brushy Mountain c6al mines
have been in successful operation
for the last two years. The follow
ing figures will be found in the sixth
annual report: The net profit for the
last two years was $284,281.36, or
an increase of 124,238.35 over the
two previous years ending Novem
ber 30, 1900.
The following shows a net earn
ing per man per day for the period
Net profits, $284,281.36; total
convicts maintained, 435,538, and
an average net earning to the State
per day of 64.75 cents. The above
shows that every man maintained
by the State in this department the
past two years has earned, besides
his own maintenance and the sup
port of the institution, nearly 62
cents per day. The total cost of
maintenance of convicts per day for
tbe past two years, including rations
clothing, transportation, control,
and recapturing, was 31.66 .cents.
Total maintained, 227, 083, making
an average per day of 728. Total
workers, 202,742, making an aver
age per day of 650 workers. Total
sick, excused, cooking, washing and
sewing, 24,340, or an average per
day of non-producers of 75.
There are about 12,000. acres of
land on the State's reservation
having some very fine timber on it.
The timber may be sold off after
the committee makes the report.
Several gentlemen are here to see if
any of the timber can be bought.
None of them have been heard to ex
press themselves about selling any
of the timber. They will make
their report when they finish their
report on the timber.
Tnere rebut one color that can be
detected by the sense of touch. Even
a blind man can feel blue.
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Legislative Committee Investigating
The girls of Adams County,
Pennsylvania, have organized sever
al score strong aud adopted the
"Whereas, The need of good hus
bands has long been felt as a pressing
necessity,' and repeated efforts have
been made to induce the Legisla
ture of Pennsylvania to enact a law
that would compel all bachelors
throughout the commonwealth to
4t Whereas, The State of Pennsyl
vania thus far has failed to pass any
legislation looking toward the ac
coraplishment of our much-dtsired
"Whereas, The early enactment
6f some legislation that may result
in the establishment of a good home
for each and every member of this
society may be the means of length
ening our lives; therefore, be it
'Resolved, By the Old Maids'
Society' of Gardner's Station, that
we do hereby most earnestly request
our . present 'Representatives of
Adams county- to use their efforts
and cast their votes for the enact
ment of a law that will compel all
bachelors to marry. All meu between
the ages of 28 and 45 who are in
hunt for good companions address
the secretary, 'Old Maids' Society,
Gardner's Station, Pa."
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