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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh "Williams, Editor.
FRIDAY, MACRH 13, 1903.
As will be seen, from a
notice which, appears else
where, Hon. II. E. Carter,
our local representative, has
called an election, to be held
to-day (Friday) to give the
legal white voters of Toone
an opportunity to vote either
"for" or "against" Corpora
tion, the object of which is
to determine the fate of sa
loons in Toone, the only place
in Hardeman County where
whiskev is sold. Mr. Carter
says the rules and regulations
governing said election are
satisfactory to both sides, and
that he will be governed by
the result. Bills have al
ready been introduced, both
in the House and Senate, by
Mr. Johnson and Mr. Jack
son, to abolish the charter of
ELECTION AT TOONE.
I, II. E. Carter, Representative of
Hardeman County, Tennessee, do
hereby call an election to be held
on the 13th day of March,
1903, in the town of Toone.Tenn., to
vole upon the question of Corpora
tion or no Corporation. Those who
are in favor of retaining the present
Corporation of the town of Toone
will have written or printed on their
tickets "for Corporation" those who
are opposed to the present Corpora
tion of said town will have written
or printed on their tickets "against
Corporation." The tickets shall
be made of plain white paper 3 by
7 inches. The polls shall be opened
at 9 o'clock A. M. and closed at 4
P. M. on said day.
No one except the legal white
voters of said town shall be entitled
to vote in said election to wit: All
white male citizens who are twenty
one years of age, and who have been
bonafide residents of the State of
Tenn., for twelve months next pre
ceeding the date of said election and
of said town 0 months nextpreceed-
ing said date, and those who own
real estate in said town on this date
who are entitled to vote for Repre
sentative and otherwise ' qualified
shall be entitled to vote.
I hereby appoint the following
persons to hold said election:
R. F. Marsh, officer; W. II. Tate,
W. C. Pirtle and S. B. Redfearn,
judges; T. II. Ransome and G. L.
Bradford clerks. Said persons above
named will hold said election as
herein set out and certify the result
to me at once, and I agree to abide
by the result of said election and
not go behind the returns, but the
actions of said officers, judges and
clerks shall be conclusive, and I fur
ther agree that if a majority of the
votes polled at said election are
against the present Corporation of
the town of Toone, to introduce a
bill immediately, the act to take ef
feet 30 days after passage to repeal
said Corporation, but if a majority
of the votes polled at said election
are for the present Corporation I
agree to not interfere or repeal the
All saloons shall be closed from
sun up until sun down on said
This Gth day of March, 1903.
II. E. Carter.
Dr. Douglas Defends asylum.
Jackson, Tenn., March 8. (Spe
cial.) Dr. J. P. Douglas, Superin
tendent of the Western Hospital for
the Insane at Bolivar, was in the
city to-day en route to Nashville.
The American's correspondent
called to see him with reference to
the telegrams sent out from Nash
ville regarding the forthcoming re
port of the joint Legislative Com
mittee on State Institutions and
Asylums. Dr. Douglas said:
"I do not understand how these
reports should be circulating in ad
vance of the reports of the coramitee.
The statements are certainly incor
rect, and I do not think they are au
thorized by the committee. At any
rate, the public should -not be too
hasty to form an opinion until the
real facts are made known by the
committee. They are honorable
gentlemen and will make their re
port according to the evidence and j
the figures submitted to them and
as ascertained by the actual investf
galion and observation.
"I see the statement made in the
Commercial Appeal of Sunday that
we used seventeen barrels of whiskey
within the past two years. This is
not a fact, as the record will show
that we used seven barrels. When
it is considered that during the past
two years I have treated 999 patients
many of them with nervous disor
ders and requiring stimulants, being
about a third of a gallon to a patient
for two years.
"I notice also that $17,000 is
mentioned as having been expended
for coal, storage and hauling. I did
not use a dollar for storage. I used
ninety cars of coal for this institu
tion, for which 1 paid $1.50 per ton
at the mines, $1.75 freight to Boli
var and seventy-five cents per ton
for hauling to the asylum, two and
a half mile?. The article states we
had thirty teams and should have
done this hauling ourselves. The
real fact is we have twelve working
horses at the asylum and eight
horses for the use of the officers.
With these twelve working horses
we till 150 acres of land, haul the
supplies from the station and thus
it will be seen that we do not have
much time for the heavy hauling of
Dr. Douglas was asked as to the
report that seventy-two of the em
ployes, or practically all of them at
work at the institution, came from
Hardeman County. He said that
the Institution, being located in
Hardemau County, most of the ap
plications were made by people from
that county, and for that reason
they were taken as employes, but
that no attempt to discriminate
against applicants from other coun
ties was made. He said he was wil
ling to abide by the report of the
joint committee whenever it was
made officially, and he was satisfied
tha they would make a fair and un
biased report, and he was willing to
go before the public on his record
He said that though he had consid
erable more patients than the other
institutions, his pay-roll was practi
cnlly the same as the Middle Ten
Hon. J. W. Jones, ex-Representa
tive from Hardeman County, was
present and indorsed the statement
made by Dr. Douglas.
In Middleburg, Tenn., March 1,
1903, a vast concourse of people
met to pay the last tribute of re
spect to our beloved brother, A. G.
Shearin, who departed this life on
February 28tb, 1903, at the resi
dence of his son ' in law, John K.
Barnett, near Van Buren.
Brother Shearin was born in
Warren County, N. C, August 9,
1821, aged 81 years, 6 months and
19 days. He professed religion at
the age of 21 aud joined the church
in the full assurance of the christ
ian's hope, and has spent a long
and useful life in the service of his
master, demonstrating to the world
that Jesus died to save sinners.
We must not omit to state that
Brother Shearin came to Tennessee
about 1849 but we are more deep
ly concerned about his exit from
this vale of tears to the realms of
eternal felicity this is the comfort
of and solace to his sorrowing rel
atives and friends. Few men ever
lived nearer to God, or enjoyed the
power of the Spirit more fully than
Brother Shearin. In prayer he was
a power, above ordinary men. He
was not a learned man, but he was
not at a loss for words to plead for
mercy at the Throne of Grace for
penitent . sinners. He was not
ashamed of the Master, but ready
to confess him at all times and un
der all circumstances, and now that
he is gone from us we feel that
Christ will confess him before the
Father and his angels. When the
sower went forth to sow the seed
some fell on stony ground, some by
the way side and were devoured by
the fowls, and some among thorns
ind were choked; but not so iu the
case of Brother Shearin. His was
the case of good ground, wflich has
been bringing forth abundantly for
60 years, in pointing sinners to the
Lamb of God, who taketh away the
sins of the world, in imitating the
Master in humble humility and in
powerful demonstrations of love for
the brethren and his Master's cause.
To say tha-Brother Shearin was a
good man would only embody the
thoughts of those who knew him,
full of love and good will to all,
without partiality, hence we loved
to hear him singing the good old
"Hast thou a lamb in all thy flock,
I would disdain to feed?
Hast thou a foe, before whose face
I'd fear thy cause to plead?"
Brother Shearin was not careful
to lay up treasure where moth and
rust doth corrupt,. but he has been
laying up treasure where thieves do
not break through and s'.eal, and
now that he has gone on to enjoy
his reward his children and friends
can rejoice .rather than mourn.
Brother Shearin was a member of,
Cnon church, about six miles iroru
Bolivar. The church was called
Enon at his request, it being the
name of the church he belonged to
in North Carolina, and if all the
members were called upon to testi
fy, it would be as the voice of one
man. Never was a brother more
sadly missed than Brother Shearin.
lie has two companions who have
preceded him to the glory land.
He has five sons and two daughters
left to mourn their loss. Just here
we must state that Brother Shearin's
chief desire was granted in answer
to prayer. He had prayed and ag
onized for his children and before
he died he was enabled to exclaim,
"thank God, they are all gathered
into the fold." Brother Shearin
was conscious that he was going
home before long, and had request
ed Brother U. A. West to preach
his funeral. His request was com
plied with, and Brother West
threw all of his powers, heart and
soul in the discourse, to the edifica
tion of a large audience. On such
an exemplary life we could write
pages, and then the half would not
be told. Suffice it to say to the
children and friends, be comforted;
you must combat with the trials
and perplexities of life, but your
father is done with all aches and
pains incident to old age and is
now changed into the freshness of
In life he gave his Maker praise,
Lived humbly at his feet.
And now he'll shout through endless days,
His joy is so complete.
His prayers, his songs, so sweet while here.
Filled all his friends with love;
But sweeter, richer now by far,
In nobler strains above.
He's joined the anthems now on high,
To sing in nobler strains.
We hope to meet him by and by,
When wa that port shall gain.
A Fat en d.
For Good Roads.
Jackson, Tenn., March 8. (Spe
cial.)-An enthusiastic mass-meeting
of the citizens of Madison county
was held at the courthouse yesterday
to take action concerning the pro
posed bill of Senator Stoddert Car
uthers, giving the county the priv
ilege of issuing $300,000 of bonds
for graveling the roads of the
county. Hon. T. C. Long presided
over the meeting which was called
by A. M. Alexander, chairman of
the County Court. Senator Caf
uthers read his bill and commented
at length on its provisions. The
meeting decided to amend the bill
so as to permit the issuance of the
first $150,000 to be expended with
in the next two years and to gravel
all the roads and lateral roads for
five miles leading out from Jackson.
The sentiment of the county as
shown in the meeting is overwhelm
ingly in favor of the bond issue for
graveled roads. The condition of
the county roads is such that at
the present time it is almost
impossible to draw any kind of a
load on any of the leading roads or
haul wood, cotton or other commo
dities to Jackson.
Cupid to the Old Maids.
You petulant aud crabbed old maids
Have unjustly charged me with not doing my duty,
When in fact I've roamed o'er hill and dale,
But have failed because of your want of discretion
My record in leading many to the altar
Is evidence that I am not to blame
That you are now sad and lonely,
And are still playing the waiting game.
I've poised my arrow time and again,
With the hope of entrapping the unsuspecting,
But your clamor, "Oh. Lord, "any one !"
Has prevented even them from accepting.
I regret to leave you in such a state,
And especially to incur your ill will,
But, plainly, for you there is no hope !
When Gabriel's trumpet blows there will be old
inaids still. Cupid.
Our Darling Teddy.
Some nations have Kings and Qieens.
Their Emperors and Czars ;
Who wear gilded robes of state,
And ride in palace cars;
They bathe themselves in rich cologne,
The sweetest ever smelt ;
But notwithstanding all of this,
They have no Boosevelt.
They have their Earls, Dukes and Lords,
And Sir Knights by the score
Their Doos, Vons, Pope and Priests,
All versed In mystic lore,
But while they boast of these great men
I know your heart will melt
Xo land is strictly up to date.
That has no Boosevelt.
Our Teddy Is a nice young man ;
You know he's President
He kills the bears and hugs the coons,
And lives upon the scent ;
He takes the lambs to his embrace.
His arm about their belt-
Then, yum-yum-yum, smackity smack,
Their darling Boosevelt.
Of all the Presidents we've had.
He's the first to have the gall,
To ask the Kinky-headed race
Inside that sacred hall ;
But, then you see, he saw a chance
To hit the South a welt,
And all the colored gals went in
To dine with Boosevelt.
The damsels in their long-Uil gown.,
Cut too short at the top,
Made goo-goo eyes at Teddy, dear,
Till they could hardly stop;
The President God save the mark
With pride before them knelt;
And then and there they harmonized,
The coons and Boosevelt.
A lane is very straight indeed,
That never has a bend ;
This promenading with the coons.
Will some day have an end;
His epitaph wUl be in full,
Each word correctly spelt;
Here lies two hearts that beat as one.
A coon and Boosevelt.'
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Mr. Bob Wiley and Miss Nona
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