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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh "Williams, Editor.
FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1903.
Senator Baxter's railroad bills
Lave been defeated. The Senator
served notice that the fight was not
ended and would be carried to the
len Wir. II. Jackson, a noted
Confederate cavalry leader during
the civil war, died at his home,
Belle Meade, near Nashville, Mon
day in the 68th year of his age.
Swift, the pioneer pork packer,
died at his home in Chicago Sunday
iu the G3rd year of his age. He
began life as a butcher and accumu
lated a fortune. His estate is val
ued at ten millions.
Elsewhere we publish the re
port of the legislative visiting com
mittee, concerning the Western
Hospital. It is a conglomerated
combination of praise and censure.
Some sensible and practical sugges
tions are made, however, that
should be carried into effect, name
ly: insuring the property, buying
additional land, improvement of
the road leading from Bolivar to
the institution. The report men
tions a lack of harmony among the
officials, and quotes Holy Writ, "a
house divided against itself cannot
stand." They predict that if this
condition of affairs continues, ere
long the patients will suffer. This
is a matter, of course, for the con
sideration of the Superintendent,
who alone is responsible for the
government of the institution. He
appoints his subordinates, and if
there is discord ordissention among
his officials, he has authority to ap
ply the remedy. So far as a divis
ion among the Trustees is concern
ed, we are assured that the commit
tee is in error. The present board,
in its official capacity, has always
worked in perfect harmony, looking
solely to the welfare and best inter
ests of the Hospital.
Report Of Charitable Committee
On Western Hospital.
"This institution, the Western
Hospital for Insane, located about
three miles from Bolivar, in Ilarde
man county, was estaDiisnea in
1885. It is now under the manage-
. mentof Dr. J. P. Douglas, a kind
hearted, indulgent gentlemen, well
qualified for his position. The site
of the institution is a magnificent
tract of ro'ling land, from the
highest point of which can be ob
tained a view of the surrounding
country. In further describing this
institution, we take the liberty of
quoting from the report of the
State board of charities which says:
"The ceutral portion of the main
structure consists of a building 50x
150 feet, four stories high, divided
into offices for administration work,
living rooms for the officers and
amusement hall and chapel. From
the administration building there
are wings east and west, containing
six wards each for the accommoda
tion of the patients. These wards
have an easy capacity for four
hundred and fifty persons. There
is also an annex for colored patients
situated about five hundred yards
from the main building, containing
four wards, with an easy capacity
of one hundred persons. There are
a laundry, boiler house, ice plant,
kitchen and many other ordinary
buildings for the accommodations
of the employes. Also barns for
kthe accommodation of cattle and
horses. The State owns at this
place about six hundred and forty
acres of land, which cost $8,000.
This does not include the building
si.te which cost 15,000. The Hos
pital was begun in 18SG and com
pleted iu 1887. This beautiful
property is well preserved, and
shows evidently that it has been in
careful hands for the past two years
and prior thereto. There are now
280 male patients and 331 female,
making a total of 611 inmates in the
hospital. They are well cared for
and in splendid condition; the of
ficers seem to labor for the comfort
and happiness of the unfortunates
confined in this hospital."
"Your committee could not make
any suggestion that would add to
the comfort of those confined.
"The books were investigated
and found to be accurate; they
showed that they had been kept by
a person skilled in that line. The
financial condition of the institution
is fine; it is out of debt, and had, on
December 19, 1902, a balance on
hand of $8,654,06. This hospital
has received within the past two
years the sum of $175,110.95, and
paid out of thh amount to Decem
ber, 19, 1902, the sum of $166,
and in addition to the amount set
above it had the proceeds of the
products of the farm above men
tioned. We itemize this in order
to show yoa the expense of taking
care of the patients.
'The buildings at this place are
in a good state of repair, and your
committee does not deem it neces
sary to make any recommendations
along this line. The State's proper
ty is not protected by insurance; we
are of the opinion that these build
ings ought to be insured, and we
therefore recommend an appropri
ation of $3,500, or so much thereof
as is necessary for this purpose.
"We believe that this institution
needs more land, as many of its in
mates are capacitated to do good
farm labor, and thus in a measure,
help to maintain themselves. We
therefore recommend that $4,800 be
appropriated to buy a farm that ad
joins the State's property, known as
the McWilliam's farm, containing
350 acres. We believe the farm to
be cheap at that price and recom
mend the purchase.
The road from Bolivar to the
hospital in the winter is almost im
passible; we believe it to be to the
interest of the State to have this
road in good condition. We there
fore recommend that' $3,500 be ap
propriated for this purpose, pro
vided that Hardeman county will
appropriate a like amount for the
"Your committee does not find
the officials in this institution work
ing in harmony with each other.
We are also sorry to report that the
trustees of the institution are badly
divided and that their dissensions
will, ere long cripple the institution
We found this state of affairs to
exist among the officers who have
charge of the hospital, they are not
as harmonious as they ought to be
in order to successsfully promote
the interests of this great institution
While these disturbances have not
yet gone so far as to affect the
treatment of patients, we fear that
before many years their comfort and
welfare will be neglected. The
difference between the officers of
this institution should subside, for
the experience of ages, as well as
the words of the Holy Writ prove
to us the truthfulness that "A house
divided against itself cannot stand.'
Your committee thinks this dissent
ing is harmful, and in the discharge
of our duty, we are constrained to
report these lacts. So that we can
not say that the conduct and man
ageraent of this institution have
been iu every particular what they
should have been; but we do not
find any charges against any of the
officials of sufficient magnitude to
prompt us to recommend their re
moval. Your committee is satisfied
that the superintendent is an elegant
gentleman and one that would not
knowingly do a wrong; that if he
has ever erred, it has been when his
over kindness and indulgence have
extended beyond his better judge
"We state these facts for the
further reason to impress upon the
minds of those having our unfortu
nate fellow-citizens under their care,
the importance of harmonius action,
when providing for their comfort,
welfare and happiness.
"Your committee is of the o-
pinion that these institutions can
be maintained for less money, and
we therefore recommend economy
along this line. We believe that
the official force employed at these
various hospitals is too great, and
that some of them could be dropped
and not leave too much work for
those remaining. The assistant
physician, we believe, is a useless
officer; his office should be abolish
ed. We believe that too many
luxuries are furnished the officers of
these institutions, the cost of which
is defrayed by the toiling taxpayers
of the State, and that much can be
saved in economizing in this line.
"Your committee believes that
these institutions should haul their
own coal and other articles to be
delivered. The State has numbers
of wagons and teams at all three of
these places, and your committee
cannot see why all this expense is
not saved to the State.
"Your committee believes that
the employes at these institutions
ought to come from those sections
of the state in which the hospitals
are respectively located. These are
State institutions, and its citizens
ought not to be discriminated
against when labor is to be employ
ed. On investigation we find that
at the Western Hospital of the
eighty-four employes working there
seventy-one of them are citizens of
Hardeman county. We- cannot
commend this, as we believe it to
be wrong. At the Eastern and
Central Hospitals the discrimina
tion is not so great, yet they are
subject to the same criticism, but
not to the same extent. Your com
mittee recommends such reforma
tion along this line as this legisla
ture may think proper to make.
"Your committee believes that
too much money has been f pent at
the Western Hospital for whiskey
and other strong drink, and while
they admit it is necessary to have
whiskey in order to properly treat
the patients, we do not believe that
it has been dispensed with the
proper care and caution. We there
fcrc recommend that all the whiskey
furnished these institutions be in
direct charge and supervision of the
superintendents and dispensed by
them only as medical treatment may
"Your committee is of opinion
that the State is keeping too much
live stock on hand at these hospitals,
and therefore recommend that the
superintendents sell all the live
stock except those which are of
"As before stated we think that
too much is expended in officer's
salaries at all our hospitals for the
insane. From 45 to 50 percent, of
allowance made to --these different
institutions is taken up in salaries
and wages. We believe this to be
extravagant, and recommend that
no more than 25 per cent, of the
allowances made be authorized to be
applied to salaries and wages. We
refer to these useless expenditures
of money as we see them from an
economical standpoint, having no
other interest at heart than to sug
gest improvements, as we believe
them to be, and thus serve the peo
ple of our State to an advantage in
our official capacity.
Our town has been the center of
activity in the lumber business for
some time. Mr. J. W. Wardlow
has built and is now ready to oper
ate a large saw and planing mill,
and will also manufacture laths and
Our farmers are getting a move
on them, after a long continued
Bpell of rainy and muddy weather.
Plow stock is very scarce, and
high. Corn is plentiful, but meat
The young folks had a very de
lightful entertainment at the Shea
Hotel a few nights since, given as a
compliment to Mias Gwyn Irby,
who has just returned from a pro
longed visit to her sister, Mrs.
Alice Rose, of Corinth.
Miss Ella Kennedy is havi ig her
home beautified and adorned in the
most up to date fashion. Miss
Kennedy is her father's housekeep
er and knows how to make home
pleasant and happy.
Miss Leila Tipler, one of our
lovely young ladies, has recently
opened a millinery store.
Miss Velora Lester, a charming
little lady from Memphis, is visit
ing Miss DollieShea.
Mr. H. E. Ray, of the Pocahon
tas Lumber Co., of Corinth, was a
guest at the Shea Hotel this week.
I eee in the Free Press that Hon.
II. E. Carter has introduced in the
legislature two bills "for the bene
fit of his constituency," so says the
Free Press. How any one can com
mend one of these bills is beyond
our comprehension. The bill mak
ing it a misdemeanor to hire a ser
vant is a fit companion piece to be
placed side by side with some of
the fugitive slave laws of ante-bellum
days That bill should never
see the light beyond the committee
room, but should be consigned to
the oblivion it so richly deserves.
This bill would benefit no one but
some lazy, good for nothing fellow,
who would under fair promises con
tract with some poor and unsuspect
ing one, and then afterwards make
life so miserable that he would be
forced to quit and then tramp the
country and no one allowed to give
him a day's work, forcing him to
steal or starve, or be arrested for a
vagrant and sent to the workhouse
to serve another master. And this
law introduced by a democratic
representative and advocated by a
democratic paper ! Oh, shades of
Jefferson, Jackson, Calhoun, Ben
ton and all the grand and glorious
fathers of the republic, deliver us
from such democracy !
Pko Bono Republico.
Having been born and reared in
Hardeman county and a constant
reader of the Bulletin since 1874,
I naturally feel an interest in the
people, and I want to say through j
the columns of your paper to the
farmers and stockmen that the over
flow in the Mississippi was never
higher than now. These high wa
ters are invariably followed by buf-'
falo gnats. They have once invad-
ed your county and it will be an
easy matter for them to come again.
They hatch in water, crawl upon
timber and .when dry are carried
out by the wind. Fifteen years'
experience has taught me that they
will kill stock, so beon your guard.
This (Lauderdale County) is a fifle
1 country, inhabited by good people,
j but has its drawbacks. The Bul- I
i lktin finds me once a week and is
Willie Gray Rose has given up
his position with the Express Co.,
succeeded by Vance Smith. Willie
will go to Memphis to live.
The eldest .one of the adopted
children of Mrs. Bert Norton died
recently of diphtheria.
There ha been a large acreage
of strawberry plants set in this vi
cinity this spring and a great many
more to be set.
The Methodist people have sold
the old church to Dr. Hall, ex
changing the lot for one near the
Baptist Church, upon which they
will soon begin the erection of a
The new marble front of Mr. C.
J. Rogers' residence is quite pretty.
They are greatly improving and
beautifying thejr home. Uno.
.The Sunday school has been re
organized at this place.
Prof. Dalton Alford and his
choir will sing here on the second
Sunday in the forenoon at 10 o'clock
and all are invited to come and
Mr. John Macon, son of Mrs.
Wm. McKinnie, of Bolivar, who
has a gin and grist mill at Ussery's,
is erecting a saw mill about one
mile west of this place.
Free to the Public.
The Bulletin has received from
the United States Department of
Agriculture, through the courtesy
of Hon. M. R. Patterson, quite a
number of pamphlets on the follow
Practical Suggestions for Farm
Methods of Controlling the Boll
Methods of Curing Tobacco.
The Mexican Cotton-Boll Weevil.
The Principal Insects Affecting
the Tobacco Plant.
Cotton Seed and Its Products.
Insects Affecting the Cotton
The Manuring of Cotton.
Corn Culture in the South. "
The Dairy Herd: Its Formation
Ducks and Geese: Standard
Breeds and Management.
The above publications are for
distribution. If interested, call at
the Bulletin office and. get a copy
Cabbage Plants, 15c per 100.
Beet Plants, 25 for ten cents.
Tomato Plants, ten cents doz.
Radishes, 5 cents doz.
P. F. Wilkinson.
Makes A Clean Sweep.
There's nothing like doing a
thing thoroughly. Of all the salves
you ever heard of, Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve is the best. It sweeps
away and cures Burns, Sores, Cuts,
Bruises, Boils, Ulcers, Skin Erup
tions and Piles. It's only 25c, and
guaranteed to give satisfaction by
Cox & Co., Druggists.
A Thoughtful Man.
M. M. Austin of Winchester.Ind.
knew what to do in the hour of
need. His wife had such an un
usual case of stomach and liver
trouble, physicians could not help
her. He thought of and tried Dr.
King's New Life Pills and she got
relief at once and was finally cured.
Only 25c. at Cox & Co's Drug Store.
Fever and Ague. A dose .will
usually stop a chill, a continuance
always cures. Mrs. W. II. Stroud,
Midlothian, Texas, May 31, 1899.
writes: "We have used Herbine in
our family for eight years, and it is
the best medicine we have ever used
for la grippe, bilious fever, and ma
laria." 50c at Cox & Co's.
Walks Without Crutches.
I was much afflcted with sciatica,
writes Ed. C. Nud, Iowaville,
Sedgwick Co., Kan., going about
on crutches and suffering a deal of
pain. I was induced to try Bal
lard's Snow Liniment which reliev
ed me. I used three 50c bottles
It is the greatest liniment I ever
used; have recommended it to a
number of persons, all express
themselves as being benefitted by it.
I now walk without crutches, able
to perform a great deal of light
labor on the farm." 25c 50c and
$1.00 at Cox & Co's.
Save the Loved Ones!
Mrs. Mary A. Vilet, Newcastle,
Colo., writes: "I believe Ballard's
Ilorehound Syrup is superior to!
any other cough medicine.- and will j
do all that is claimed for it, and it
is so pleasant to take. My little,
girl wants to take it when she has
no need for it." Ballard's llore-j
hound Syrup is the great cure for
all pulmonary ailments. 25c, 50c
and $ 1.00 at Cox & Co's.
To Hardeman Co. People:
We will pay your round
from Bolivar to Jackson, ifj
you buy as much as $15.00
and over of us.
Bond-Penn Dry Goods Co.
How to Ward off an Attack of
For years when spring time
came on and I went into gardening,
I was sure to have an attack of
rheumatism and every attack was
more severe than the preceding one,"
says Josie McDonald, of Man, Logan J
county, West Va. 'I tried every
thing with no relief whatever, until
I procured a bottle of Chamberlain's .
Paip Balm, and the first application
gave me ease, and before the first
bottle was used I felt like a new
person. Now I feel that I am
cured, but I always keep a bottle of
Chambertain's Pain Balm in the
house, and when I feel any
symptoms of a return I soon drive
it away with one or two applications
of this Iiuiment." For sale by Cox
&Co., Bolivar; Bailey & A Idridge,
One horse crop, lx miles east of
Bolivar, on Purdy road.
A disordered stomach may cause
no eud of trouble. When the
stomach fails to perform its
functions the bowels become de
ranged, the liver and kidneys con
gested, causing numerous diseases,
the most fatal of which are painless
and therefore the more to be dread
ed. The important thing is to re
store the stomach and liver to a
healthy condition, and for this
purpose no better preparation can
be used than Chamberlain's Stomach
and Liver. Tablets. . For sale by
Cox & Co , Bolivar; and Bailey &
You Know what You are Taking
When you lake Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic because the formula is
plainly printed on every bottle
showing that it is simply Iron and
Quinine in a tasteless form. No
cure, no pay. 50c.
We Warrant Every Bottle.
If troubled with rheumatism give
Chamberlain's Pain Balm a trial.
It will not cost you a cent if it does
do good. One application will re
lieve the pain. It also cures sprains
and bruises in one-third the time re
quired by any other treatment. Cuts,
burns, frostbites, quinsy, pains in
the side and chest, glandular and
other swellings are quickly cured by
applying it. Every bottle warran
teed. Price 25 and 50 cents at
Cox & Co's., Bolivar; and Bailey &
A Great Sensation.
There was a big sensation in Lees
ville, Ind. when W. II. Brown of
that place, who was expected to die,
had his life saved by Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption,
lie writes: I eudured insufferable
agonies from Asthma, but
but your New Discovery gave me
immediate relief and soon thereafter
effected a complete cure." Similar
cures of Consumption, Pneumonia,
Bronchitis and Grip are numerous.
It's the peerless remedy for all
throat and lung troubles. Price 50c,
and $1.00. Guaranteed by Cox &
An Aggravating Cough Cured.
A costumer of ours u ho had been
suffering from a severe cough for
six months, bought two bottles of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy from
us and was entirely cured by one
and a half bottles of it. It gives
perfect satisfaction with our trade.
Haynes Paeker & Co., Line
ville, Ala. For sale by Cox fc Co.,
Bolivar; Bailey & Aldridge, Sauls
Robbed The Grave
A startling incident, is narrated
by John Oliver of Philadelphia, as
follows: I was in an awful condition.
My skin was almost yellow, eyes
sunken, tongue coaled, pain continu
ally in back and sides, no appetite,
growing weaker day by day. Three
physicians had given me up. Then
I was advised to use Electric Bit
ters; to my great joy, the first bot
tle made a decided improvement. I
continued their use for three weeks,
and am now a well man. I know
they robbed the grave of another
victim." No one should fail to try
them. Only 50 cents, guaranteed,
at Cox & Co's, drug store.
The best physic: Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets. Easy
to take; pleasant in effect. For sale
by Cox & Co , Bolivar; Bailey &
Beauty And Strength
Are desirable. You are strong
and vigorous, when your biood is
pure. Many nay, most women
fail to properly digest their food,
and so become pale, sallow, thin
and weak, while the brightness,
freshness and beauty of the skin and
complexion, depart. Remedy this
unpleasant evil, by eatiaj. nourish
ing food, and taking a small dose of
Herbine after each ruea', to digest
what hou have eaten. 50c, at Cox
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Martha E. Freeman vs. William
Freeman. No. 1093 R. D. In
the Chancery Court at Bolivar,
In this cause it appearing from
the bill, which is sworn to, that the
residence of William Freeman, de
fendant, in unknown and can not be
ascertained upon diligent inquiry.
It is therefore ordered that publi
cation be made for four consecutive
weeks in the Bolivar Bulletin, a
newspaper published in the town of
Bolivar. Tenn., commanding the
said defendant, William Freeman,
to enter his appearance before the
undersigned Clerk and Master at
his office in Bolivar, Tenn., on or
before the first Monday in May,
1903, and plead, answer or demur
to the allegations contained in the
bill, otherwise the same will be
taken for confessed as to him and
this cause set for hearing ex parte.
This April 1, 1903.
J. A. Wilson, Jr , C. & M.
A. J. Coates, Attorney.
Olive Gabriel vs. Monsieur Gabri
el No. 1092 R. D. In the
Chanceiy Court at Bolivar, liar
deman County, Tenn.
In this cause it appearing from
the bill, which is sworn to, that the
defendant, Monsieur Gabriel, is a
non-resident of the State of Tennes
see and is a resident of the State ot
Texas, so that the ordinary process
of law cannot be served upon him.
It is therefore ordered that publica
tion be made for four consecutive
weeks in the Bolivar Bulletin, a
newspaper published in the town of
Bolivar, lenn., commanding the
above named 'Monsieur Gabriel to
enter his appearance before the un
dersigned Clerk and Master at his
office in Bolivar, Tenn., on or be
fore the first Monday in May next
and plead, answer or demur to the
allegations contained in the bill,
otherwise the same will be taken
for confessed as to him, and this
cause set for hearing ex parte.
This March 30, 1903.
J. A. Wilson, Jr., C. & M.
A. J. Coates, Solicitor.
Trustworthy lady or gentleman
to manage business in this County
and adjoining territory for well and
f vrtrtt Vil r hnnven TInnse of HOlid
financial standing. 120.00 straight
cash salary and expenses, paid each
Monday by check direct from Head
quarters. Expense money advanced;
position permanent. Address
Thomas Cooper, Manager, 1030
Caxton Bldg., Chicago.
' Bond-Penn Dry Goods Co.,
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,Doy swear, mase your se-
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transportation each way.
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Deposits Solicited. iUN
Money to Loan on Eeasorable TVrms.
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Here is the great Oak-
Easel now on display at
our store. It contains the
line of beautiful new spring
tailoring samples sent us by
STRAUSS BROS., Chicago
Good Tailors for 26 Years
The Oak-Easel is the
connecting link between the
tailor and the faultlessly fin
ished garments which give
you so much pleasure to
wear. It's really a lesson
in good clothes buying to
see this great collection
of tailoring novelties.
Prices low and setisfac-.
tion absolutely " vi -arvtaod.
Ctt.ll soo. .
J. A. BARRETT.
JXO. L. MITCHELL $
notary I'uonc. $
Office in Bank of Bolivar. Bolivar, Tenn.
You can get your railroad
fare paid both ways from
Bolivar to Jackson, if you
buy as much as . $15.00 from
us. We have the largest
and best assorted stock to
select from in this part of
Bond-Penn Dry Goods Co.
Low Rates Read.
ESgTThe Bulletin has arranged
with the Weekly Commercial Ap
peal and the Home and Farm for a
continuation of the combination of
fer heretofore existing. . Either of
these papers will be sent with the
Bulletin one year for one dollar,
cash in advance. All subscriptions
must be sent to the Bulletin. .
We "will pay your railroad
fare from Bolivar to Jackson
and return, if you buy of us
as much as $15.00 or $20.00
worth of goods. Our stock
is the largest and best to se
lect from in this part of the
Bond-Penn Dry Goods Co.
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