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The Mecca to Which all Well Dressed People and Lovers of Style Flock.
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H While other stores resemble some deserted cemetery, with monuments of high prices looming up before their idle employes, who seem to act as sextons to watch over the remains
of dead trade and toll the funeral knell to exhorbitant profits, we are on the jump, as busy as bees, waiting upon big crowds, .who have come to the biggest and most aggressive estab
lishment in the South. At the sound of the bugle, spreading forth among the people news of the biggest bargains ever heard of this side of Mason and Dixon's line, we will, commenc
ing Saturday, March 28th, at 10 o'clock a.m., continuing 90 days, inaugurate one of the greatest merchandising events of its kind ever held in the South. A more complete stock nev
er adorned a Southern store or attracted a fastidious customer. It seems that the weavers and dyers exhausted nature's resources in the production of the rich and elegant materials that
bank our shelves and counters this season. The stock was bought in person, direct from the factory of Ferguson, McKinnie & Co., of St. Louis, with which I am connected. This
famous firm has branch offices in New York and Paris. My goods are the brightest and best from their looms, and were purchased at inside figures. No stock in any city can sur
pass it none in any country town can near equal it. The rich and handsome colors are a feast of beauty to the eye, the modest price attractive to the pocket. Our limited space pre
vents anything approaching a mention of each article, but we will call attention to a few lines, which will give some idea of the vast volume of varieties to be seen in our mammoth
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Umbrellas, Trunks, "Valises, Harness, Saddlery and a thousand and one other things too numerous to mention.
indies, Poulards, Silks, Lawns, Piques, Ducks, Linens, Ladies Underwear in fact all Wash Fabrics; a solid car load of Shoes and Slippers, and they are beauties, from the Brown SI
& Kand and Smith & Stoucrhton: complete assortment of (rent s 1 urnishincr (roods, including: 100 dozen Men's fine Neolisree Shirts. Collars Cuffs. "NVnkwpar. Hosierv. etc.. the lar
a retail store in Tennessee : Clothincr for Men and Boys, beyond question the most complete and stylish line ever placed upon this market: also Hats. Fans. Laces. Embroideries, K
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loo Co., Roberts,
crest line ever car-
500 Bolts Best Prints 5 cents.
10,000 Yards Best Quality Brown Domestic (bought before
the rise, worth from to 7 cents at factory to-day) we
offer at , 5 cents.
Enough Lace Curtains to beautify every home in Harde
man County, from $1.00 to $2.00 per pair.
500 pairs Ladies' Front Lace Shoes, per pair 1.00.
100 Boys' Knee Suits at the insignificant sum of 1.00 each, j
bame suits cannot be bought in Memphis for less than J.
300 Men's Suits, former price $8.00 and 10.00, we offer at
500 Tailor Made Suits from 10.00 to 15.00. The same
character of workmanship and material would cost you
from 20 to 30 if bought from a tailor.
We have added this season a hand
some and stylish line of Millinery, and
have fitted up elegant quarters on our
third floor for the ladies, where they
will find the very cream of the latest
creations in fashionable Hats. An ex
perienced trimmer is in charge, who
will take pleasure iu serving all pat
rons. We propose to make a specialty
of this line, and are determined to
lead. No retail store in America has
a more complete or better selected
stock. Our Grand Millinery Opening
will take place April 3rd, when $3,000
worth ot beautiful headwear, including
the latest styles from New York and
Paris, will be displayed. Hats from 25 cents to $15.00. We can save
j. you from 25 to 50 per cent, on every purchase. A cordial invitation is
extended to ail to attend this opening, and a warm welcome awaits you.
Come and bring your friends. The display will be beautiful.
We always carry a complete stock of heavy Groceries.
Have just received a car load of Flour, also a large line of
Meat, Molasses, Sugar and Coffee. 1000 pounds of Roast
ed Coffee has just been received, and since its purchase the
price has advanced 2 cents per pound, but we will continue
to sell at same old price, our customers getting the benefit.
oTo the Farmers of Hardeman County
My books show that during the year 1902, 1 paid out to
you over sixty-five thousand dollars in cash for cotton
alone, and I hope this year to be able to increase the
amount to one hundred thousand or more. Rest assured
that I will always buy what you have to sell and pay the
highest market price for samer
Daylight and midnight find myself and my competent corps of salesmen on duty, always ready to serve the public. Our guarantee is, has ever been and will always be the best
values for the least money. Come and. see us and make our store your headquarters
J. .A BARRETT, Ijeading IIercliant of Bolivar.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
Miss Lilias Bills is in Jackson.
Mr. John Norment is at home
Mrs. Austin Miller has return
ed from Memphis.
Mrs. M. L. Webb is visiting
relatives in Stanton.
Miss Fanny Jones has return
ed to Hickory Valley.
Miss Mag West will return
from Chicago this week.
Miss Estelle Lamb, of Mem
phis, is visiting Miss Irene Boud.
New Galatea Cloths at
Miss Mattie Cochrane who has
been in Corinth, Miss., is visiting
Mr. S. II. Clinton expects to
add a room and porches to his res
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Cook left
Monday morning for Nashville to
M. R. Ilizer and Joe Kinney
were elected Justices of the I'eace
in the 6th district Saturday.
James Emerson, who is taking
a business course at the S. W. B.
U., Jackson, spent several days at
home this week.
If you desire to witness a scene
of beauty and loveliness don't fail
to attend J. A. Barrett' s millinery
opening to day (Friday.)
Gov. Frazier has appointed
Drs. J. P. Douglas and II. W.
Tate as delegates to the National
Conference of Charities and Correc
tions, to be held in Atlanta in May.
The name of the postoffice at
Hollywood has been changed to
Rogers' Springs, and R. N. Shelly
has been appointed postmaster in
place of J. K. Webb, resigned.
Go to Cox & Co's for Base
As a double header north
bound freight was pulling in on the
side track at Bolivar Sunday aftei
noon, the air of the front engine
failed to work, which threw the
rear cars on three coal oil tanks
midway the train. The third tank
literally passed under the second,
which was derailed and all were
The West Tennessee Conven
tion of the Christian Church meets
with the Mississippi Avenue Church
of Memphis, April 14 16. Enter
tainment will be provided all dele
gates and visitors who are in atten
dance upon the convention free of
Mr. F. M. Smith, an experi
enced electrician from Jackson, has
been employed as manager of the
Progress Telephone Company and
will soon put the lines and instru
ments iu proper condition. Th-
exchange will also be moved as soon
as a suitable location can be secur
ed. Cox & Co. have just receiv
ed a nice assortment of Fresh
The following have paid their
subscription to the Bulletin since
our last issue: M. J. Caraway,
Bryantsburg; W. C. Pirtle, Toone;
Mrs. F. M. Vincent, Dorris; Mrs.
Martin, Bolivar; J. Q. Siler, Silers;
J. W. Mastin, Hickory Valley; W.
C. Dorion, Bolivar; B. V. Hudson,
Bolivar; Rev. D. M. Mclver,
Charleston, S. C.
On account of the following
occasions, the Illinois Central Rail
road will sell tickets at reduced
rates: Annual Meeting Southern
Educational Association, Asbeville,
N. C, June 30-July 3rd; Monteagle
Bible School, Monteagle, Tenn.,
July 1-Aug. 30th; Monteagle Sun
day School Institute, Monteagle,
Tenn., Aug. 3-30th; Summer School
Tuskegee, Ala., June 26th-Aug.
7th; Summer School, Athens, Ga.,
July 1-Aug. 9th; Spring Meeting
New Memphis Jockey Club, Mem
phis, Tenn., Mch. 30th-Apr. 22nd;
Southern Educational Conference,
Richmond, Va., Apr. 22-27th.
JSee Miss Black's stylish
Millinery display and buy
your Spring Hats from her.
The Jackson Dispatch says
that "Mrs Laughlin, who has been
in the Madison County jail for
some time, charged with being con
nected with the Whiteville Bank
robbery, was taken suddenly ill on
Sunday and suffered greatly, being
delirious a greater part of the. time.
Saturday afternoon the little woman
was up town and apparently in
good health. She was some better
yesterday. Carrol and his wife
have both been sick, and the wo
men both look much the woise for
being confined. They are looking
forward anxiously to the time when
thtir case comes up for trial in
May in Bolivar."
Bishop T. F. Gailor visited St.
James' Parish Sunday night. Not
withstanding the darkness and rain,
a large congregation was present.
His sermon was practical, sensible
and beneficial to all who had -the
pleasure of hearing it. This was
the Bishop's first visit to this Par
ish since Rev. NeYill Joyner be
came its Rector, and he took occa
sion to mention the good work Mr.
Joyner has done in other parts of
the diocese, and expressed the hope
that he would be earnestly support
ed aud upheld in his work here.
The writer in company with G.
T. Ingram had the pleasure of vis
iting John R. Black's truck farm
Friday. Mr. Black has gone into
the truck business in earnest, and
so far has been successful with his
plants. While nearly everybody
lost their cabbage plants, his were
uninjured and are in a healthy con
dition. He has thousands of to
mato, onion and cabbage plants in
his cold frames, many of which
have been transplanted and ar?.
growing nicely. His fertile little
xthm of 136 acres is well adapted
for tracking, and it already begins
to resemble a great garden. If in
telligence, energy and determina
tion count, John Black will succeed.
A full supply of Fishing
Tackle can be found at Cox
At 2 o'clock yesterday morn
ing Dr. Robert Montrose Bostick
died at his residence, corner of
Cooper and Herbert avenues. Dr.
Bostwick was born in Charlotte, N.
C, on January 21, 1834, and was
directly descended from an ances
try of considerable revolutionary
fame. He was graduated from the
Louisville Medical College, and a
shorttime after his graduation, he
removed to Hardeman County,
Tenn., and settled near Saulsbury.
About twelve years ago he came to
this city. He was married in June,
1869, to Miss Fannie Guy, who
died several years ago. At the out
break of the civil strife, Dr. Bost
wick enlisted in the 154'.h Tennes
see Regiment and was commission
ed captain Sept. 16, 1863. Daring
the course of the war he served on
the staff of Gen. A. J. Vaughan.
On September 3, 1864, Dr. Bost
wick received a wound, from the
effects of which he never fully re
covered. The death of Dr. Bost
wick will be a sore blow to numer
ous friends and relatives. The im
mediate family ot the deceased con
sists of Graham Bostwick and two
daughters, Mary Lou Bostwick and
Mrs. Lena Allen. Commercial
Appeal. , '
Our stock of Mill in ey is
now complete. Ready to
wear Hats fifty cents, seventy
five cents, and one dollar.
None over two dollars.
Mrs. j. D. "Swinebroad.
Wednesday beiug "All Fools'
Day," was celebrated in typical
style by the pupils of St. Kathar
ine's School. Although a genuine
holiday had been promised them
during the month, they preferred
the delights of a stolen one, so for
several days prior to the 1st, they
systematically laid their plans for
spending the day in the study of
uature within the wooded dells
south of the school grounds. Lunch
es had been smuggled in by friends
on the outside, and before chapel
hour all the older pupils strolled off
beyond the sight and call of the
principal. The following announce
ment greeted the eyes of the teach
ers as they assembled in the study
hall for devotional exercises at 8.30:
"Miss Elizabeth Joyner Dear Principal-We
have went and played
hookey. P. S. We do hope you
wili have i quiet and restful day."
Signed by the seniors and preps.
Overshadowing this was an open
umbrella drawn, under which were
the words, "To avoid the storm."
The primaries were indignant that
they were not admitted to the frol
ic. The principal, rector and teach
ers entered heartily into the spirit
of the joke, after it was sprung
A new lot of Wall Paper
just received at Cox & Co's
Call on us before buying.
Mrs. Dee Hillhouse.
Mrs. T. E. Robinson.
ICif ffiouie yflofiittStm,
Our hats are now on dis
play, and a most cordial in
vitation is extended to each
and every one to ""come and
be convinced that our styles
are up to date and prices
To Cure a Cold in one Day
Take Laxative Bromo Qui. line Tab
lets. All druggists refund the mon
ey if it fails to cure. E. W. Grove's
signature is on each box. 25c.
WRITE FOR LARGE
CATALOGUE FREE! j
j CAIX WHEN IN THE CITY. j
I J.N.MULF0RD, Jeweler j
MEMrillS, TENN". j
The Whig does not believe
in shielding any public of
ficial or set of officials for any
dereliction of duty or wrong
doing in office. We are alwajs
glad, however, in justice to
say a good word whenever we
can with consistency do so.
The report of the Legisla
tive Committee on State and
Charitable institutions made
to the General Assembly a
few days ago, commended
the management of the
Western Hospital in the main
but criticised it in some par
ticulars. We are pleased to
know that in some of the most
important matters, the
books, finances, condition of
buildings and most of all, the
care of the patients entrusted
to them, the committee
found all right and commend
ed the superintendent, Dr.
Douglass, and his corps of
assistants in the different de
partments. These are the es
sential features which we are
glad to know the committee
found above criticism as the,
Western Hospital is the only
State institution in West
Tennessee, and we feel some
sectional pride in its well
There should be as little
friction among the officials
as possible, as it requires the
hearty co-operation of all to
conduct properly any kind
of a public institution, and
particularly one of the
magnitude of this one.
We don't see well how the
management wili be able to
haul the coal over the rough
road to the asylum, till more
land, which the committee
recommended for purchase,
and sell off part of the stock,
It looks to us the commit
tee should have recommend
ed enough money to have
constructed a giavel road
from Bolivar to t lie hospital,
and not put in a proviso for
the county of Hardeman to
do half of it, a recommenda
tion which will very likely
result in nothing being done,
and the biggest State institu
tion of Tennessee will re
main almost, inaccessible a
fourth ot the time on account
of the want of a good road to
reach it. Jakson Whig.
. C. Ii Ji TIME TABL1Z.
Effective Sunday, December 7, 1902
23 ,8.09 a.m.
95 local 8.35 a.m.
6. ............. ......7.06 a.m.
24 .....8.57 p.m.
96 local-. ........ 1.50 p.m.
"W. A. HOUSE, Agent
ur lines of Summer UTasH (aoods are now in. lhz think we have an ecira gzzi se
lection, leave it for you to say, but be sure to see them before selecting your needs.
Iii Wliilo Dress Goods You Will Find:
32 inch "Plain Ignite cfords, 15 cents;' imported "Piques, 25 cents; see those lovely
fabrics in UyCercerised Brocades; new lAThite IZesting, 50 cents; i)ndia inens, from 5 eents
the yard up; washable-AA inch "French awns, ctted French Swiss, Silk Stripe Dyteire,
ITfew styles in Silk Belts. . -
The daintiest of aces, ppliqucs, (Lcttcn and Silk in black and white, also new
styles in 3Catch Set Embroideries, Swiss and INainscok.
ti Shoes you will find we have a full line, from cheapest to best.
, SPECIALTIES Men's "Walkovers" all leather, Ladies' (Booth's-Ideal Kid at $3.00.
J7ew Styles in Strap Slippers.
Our stock of Staple Goods is always the best and prices low. Come in and let us shew you.
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
hes stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One end a Half Million
bottles Does this record of merit appeal to you? No Cure, No Pay. 50c.
Enclosed with every Lottie is a Ten Cent package of Grove's Black Root Liver Pills.