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The Mecca to Which all Well Dressed People and Lovers of Style Mock.
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 & Cow, 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. 1 he 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
three-story brick building.v4vvtv
Organdies, Foulards, 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 Shoe Co., Roberts,
Johnson & Rand and Smith & Stoughton; complete assortment of Gent's Furnishing Goods, including 100 dozen Men's fine Negligee Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Neckwear, Hosiery, etc., the largest line ever car
ried by a retail store in Tennessee ; Clothing for Men and Boys, beyond question the most complete and stylish line ever placed upon this market; also Hats, Fans, Laces, Embroideries, Ribbons, Parasols,
Umbrellas, Trunks, Yalises, Harness, Saddlery and a thousand and one other things too numerous to mention. - -
500 Bolts Best Prints 5 cents.
10,000 Yards Best Quality Brown Domestic (bought before
the rise, worth from G 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.
Same suits cannot be bought in Memphis for less than 2.
300 Men's Suits, former price $S.OO and 10.00, we offer at
5. 00 each.
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 ami stylish line of Millinery, and
have fitt id 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 in serviug 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 Graud 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
you from 25 to 50 per cent, on every purchase. A cordial invitation is j
extended to all to attend this opening, and a warm welcome awaits you. I
Come and bring your friends. The display will be beautiful.
hm Grocery Department
"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.
To the Farmers of Hardeman County
My books show that during the year 1902, I 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 same.
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, Ieading 3Ierchant of JBohvar.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
7. C. Ii J?. TIME TABLE.
Effective Sunday, April 12, 1903.
Xo. South. No. North.
25 6.07 p.m. 23 7.11 a.m.
23 ...............8.09 a.m. 24. .9.05 p.m.
95 local......8.45 a.m. 96 local.....1.30 p.m.
W. A. HOUSE, Agent
Considerable frost Thursday
Miss Irene Houston visited in
Mrs. John Warren visited in
Toone this week.
Mrs. Ella Cook has returned
from a visit to Memphis.
Dr. Cox, of Fulton, spent Sun'
day with his family here.
Mr. Turner Polk, of Jackson,
spent Sunday in Bolivar.
Mrs. Mitchell, of Mason, is
visiting Mrs. Nevill Joyner.
Mrs. Floyd Carter, of Jackson,
visited her mother last week.
Mr. E. S. Crawford, was in
Jackson Wednesday on business.
Hon. A. J. Coates wa3 in Mem
phis yesterday on legal business.
Oscar Polk, of Memphis, was
in the city Wednesday on business.
Miss Estelle Brown, of Fon du
lae, Wis. is visiting relatives here.
Capt. J. Y. Kenyon, of Abbe
ville, Mies., was in the city this
The cold, wet weather of the
past week has retarded the growth
Mr. W. B.Williams, of Blythe
ville.Ark., was in the city this week
Rev. Warren Wolf will preach
in the Presbyterian Church Sunday
morning and night.
Mr. T. A. McClarty, of Grand
Junction, was a guest of Mr. T. D.
Mr. S. II. Jones, our popular
Circuit Court Clerk, was in Middle
ton Wednesday on business.
Mies Mary Smith expects to
leave Sunday evening for Chicago,
where she will visit relatives.
Mr. F. S. Luther and family
left Tuesday evening for Florida.
They expect to be absent about two
Dr. S. Dickson will visit Mid
dlelon on April 27th and 28th.
Those who are in need of dental
work are invited to meet him.
Mr. J. II. Sweeton and wife,
who have been visiting relatives and
friends in Memphis for several
days, returned Tuesday afternoon.
The West Tennessee Baptist
Sanday School Convention is in
session at Whiteville, about 200
delegates aud visitors being in at
tendance. Mr. Horace Polk from Middle
Tennessee, paid Bolivar relatives
a flying visit last week. Mr. Polk
is well known here, having lived
here a number of years.
We are requested to state that
a meeting of 6tock holders of the
Hardeman County Savings Bank
will be held at Bolivar this (Friday)
morning at 10 o'clock.
Miss Mary Ingram entertained
Monday evening. Several young
gentlemen from Toone were among
the invited guests. Delicious re
freshments were served. Flinch
Secretary of State Morton
granted a charter Thursday of last
week to the - Hardeman County
Savings Bank, with 150,000 capital
stock, the incorporators being J. A.
Foster, J. V. Wright, J. M. A vent,
Jacob Kahn, J. A. Barrett, R. C.
Wilkinson, R. M. Redfearn, S. II.
Jones, G. A. Black, Jr., E. L.
Boyle, F. T. Pope, J. J. Neely.
Dr. M.M. Smith, of Whiteville,
was in the city Tuesday to attend a
meetiug of the Hardeman County
Medical Association. He is devoted
to his profession and is ever active
in promoting its interests. In addi
tion to being a successful practition
er, he is a most courtly gentleman.
His visits to Bolivar, where he has
numerous friends, are always too
We are prepared to furnish
Ice Cream on short notice.
Families supplied in any
quantity. Cox & Co.
Mr. T. II. Irby closed a trade
Monday with Dr. W. J. Cox, of
Fulton, buying half interest in his
drug store at that place. Mr. Irby
has had considerable experience in
the drug business, is popular, ac
commodating. and we hope will be
successful. Our people regret very
much to lose him and hi3 interest
ing family. He expects to leave
about May 1st for Fulton and his
family will follow shortly after
wards. Miss Mag Dorion entertained
one evening last week in her usual
ly charming manner. Ample justice
was done to the delightful supper
served in courses. The parlor, hall
aud dining-room were tastefully dec
orated. The illuminations were light
ed candles set in sticks of various de
signs. After supper several hours
were spent at flinch and musical
selections from the gramophone.'
The hospitality of no one is more en
joyed than that of Miss Dorion.
We are informed that the upper
levee in Spring Creek bottom, on the
Bolivar and Middleton road is badly
in need of repairs. Its condition is
such that a loaded wagon cannot be
driven over it with safety. There is
considerable travel over this levee
ki summer, by visitors going to and
from Dunlap Spriugs, and by others
coming to Bolivar. Now is a good
time to put this levee in proper con
dition, so that it will become packed
and hardened by winter.
Jfaint adds to the dura
bility and appearance of your
house and now is the time to
apply it. Cox & Co. have a
large stock cheap.
William Taylor died Friday
night in the 14th district of pneu
monia, in the 78th year of his age.
Deceased was born and reared in
Hardeman County and was one of
our olde8t,most honorable and high
ly respected citizens. He was twice
married, his first wife being a
daughter of the late George Gibson,
by whom he had six children, and
his second wife was Mrs. McClendon
who also bore him six children, all
of whom are living and married,
with the exception of two boys.'
For over forty years, Mr. Taylor
was a member of the Methodist
Church' and belonged to the Masonic
fraternity. His remains were buried
at the Gibson graveyard, the funeral
services conducted by Rev. Mr.
Day, of Henderson.
Mrs. Lucy Taylor died Thurs
day of last week, at the home of
her son, in the 14th district, in the
G8th year of her age. Deceased
was twice married. Her first hus
band was a Mr. Mills, by whom she
had one child. Her second husband
was John Taylor, who died several
years ago. The result of this union
was seven children. All of her
children survive. Three of her
daughters married three brothers,
J. J. Siler, Dr. M. J. Siler and J.
L. Sile'r. Mrs. Taylor was a con
sistent member of the Baptist
church foD many years. Her re
mains were buried Friday in the
family graveyard, near the old
homestead. Iu the absence of a
minister, Hon. J. C Jackson read
a portion of the scripture and con
ducted the funeral service.
Mr. James Fentress, who is cash
ier and bookkeeper for the Weath
erford Ice Co, was elected to the
additional positou of superintendent
of said company at a meeting of the
stockholders held last week.
This is a deserved promotion.
Mr. Fentress is a high toned gentle
man couldn't be otherwise than
polite, accommodating and honest.
With such a capable man in the
front, we predict for the Weather"
ford Ice Co., even greater success
in the future than iu the past.
The Democrat congratulates the
company in their wise selectioln of a
superintendent. Weatherford (Ok
The ladies of Bolivar and
vicinity are respectfully in
vited to call at Cox & Co's
on Monday Apr. 27th on
which date Soda Water and
all our Summer diinks will
he served free between the
hours of 3 and 6 p.m.
The recital, given by the young
ladies of St. Katharine's School on
the 17th inst., was well attended
aud thoroughly appreciated. The
music, while of the highest classic
al order, was different in style here
tofore presented, and by its bright
ness was especially enjoyed. It
would be unjust to all were any num
ber given special notice, still of the
piamo selections, The Sleigh Ride"
by Misses Capers and Cooper was
the most enthusiastically received.
It goes without eayiug that the
different selections rendered by
members of the orchestra were
heartily applauded. Several read
ings added variety to the program.
When a Bolivar audience once hears
an artist, it is always eager for a
reappearance or that artist. This
fact was proved to be true when
Mrs. Cole was asked to recite, to
which request she graciously re
sponded with the rendition of "Aux
Italieus," and as au encore she gave
"Molly," a catchy selection. The
crowning feature of the
the evening's entertainment was the
"Delsarte Drill," "The Revel of
the Naiads" presented by nine
young Grecian maidens . Mrs. Cole,
Misses Ilobson aud Pearson deserve
great credit for their well chosen
program and the smoothness with
which it was executed.
The B"oard of Trustess of the
Western Hospital, composed of Dr.
W. M. Wright, of Huntingdon; J.
F. McCallum, of Memphis; G. T.
Webb, of Whiteville; Dr. I. II.
Hornaby, of Crainesville; J. A.
Foster, of Bolivar, met Monday and
organized by the election of G. T.
Webb as chairman. All members
were present with the exception of
Mr. McCallum, who was unavoid
ably detained in Arkansas. Gov.
Frazier came down on the morning
train for the purpose of attending
the meeting and made an appropri
ate address to the Board, in which
he said that it was his intention to
visit every chaiity in the state and
familiarize himself with the inner
workings thereof, in order that he
coukttntelligently perform his duty
regarding same. He said that he
commenced here at the Western
Hospital, because it was the . great-
of Tennessee's charities, and that
he would continue his visits to the
smallest institution cared for by the
state. He made a personal in
spection of the buildings and
grounds and expressed himself as
highly pleased with conditions, and
enjoyed his visit. In company with
Dr. Douglas, the Governor left
Monday evening for Hickory Val
ley, where he was the guest of Mr.
J. M. Avent, and Tuesday followed
the hounds of the world famed
Avent Kennel in a fox chase.
The Woodmen of the World
will meet in their new quarters over
Tate's Store, Tuesday night April
28th. A good attendance is desired.
Business of importance.
To Primary Teachers
. Better salaries are coming and
with them a little better qualifica
tion of the primary - teacher is de
manded.and to meet this the county
superintendent will require a higher
average in the coming June exami
nations. I shall be glad to hear
from those expecting to be candi
dates for primary certificates and
who may wish to learn of the scope
of the coming examinations. If
you be interested in raising your
average write me.
Frank S. Coflin
' The Hardeman County Teachers'
Association will meet on Saturday,
at 1 30 p.m., at Saulsbury. The
suggested program is as follows:
Welcome Address Miss Lizzie
Response Miss Sallie Jacksoo.
Training Needed in Rural Schools
J. D. McLeran.
A Variation in the Daily Pro
gram Miss Florence Armour.
The Objects of the Recitation
Miss Frances Stuart.
Discussion: Are Teachers or
Patrons the More to Blame for Poor
Advancement of Pupils? Ben I.
Foster, D. F. Osteen.
The Cooperation of Patron and
Teacher J. L. Jones.
Teaching as a Profession Supt.
D. E. Bishop.
School Culture Ernest McDan
iel. The program will be interspersed
wish music. The public is most
, - Frank S. Coflin,
Pres. H. C. T. A.
Our Soda Fountain is open
for the season. Cool re
freshing drinks on sale at all
times. Only white patron
tWe desire to inform
the public that we have
opened our Soda Foun
tain for the present sea
son and respectfully so
licit your patronage. mh
All of the latest and most
refreshing drinks will be
found on sale.
Cox & Co.'
Ice For Sale.
We are prepared to supply
the puhlic with the purest
and best of Ice at reasonable
rates and respectfully solicit
your patronage. Call Cum
berland Telephone No. 43.
No delivery on Sunday.
G. M. Warren & Son.
Cabbage Plants, 15c per 100.
Beet Plants, 25 for ten cents.
Tomato Plants, ten cents doz.
Radishes, 5 cents doz.
The undersigned has this day
suggested to the Clerk of the County
Court of Hardeman County, Ten
nessee, the insolvency of the estate
of Jerry Brown, deceased. Persons
owing said estate will pay the an
dersigned. All having claims
against the estate will prove same
and file them with the Clerk of tho
County Court within the time re
quired by law, or th3y will be bar
red in law and equity. This April
17, 1903. Gko. M. Dokeis,
Executor of Jerry Brown, dee'd.
Save the Loved Ones!
Mrs. Mary A. Vilet, Newcastle,
Colo., writes: ''I believe Ballard's
Horehound Syrup is superior to
any other cough medicine, and will
do all that is claimed for it, and it
is so pleasaut to take. My little
girl wants to take it when she has
no need for it." Ballard's llore
hoand Syrup is the great care for
tall pulmonary ailments. 25c, 50o
and $1.00 at Cox & Co's.
T Cure a GoM lit One Day
eke Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets, (VJs
Seven Mi!Tmn boxes sold fei MSt 12 months. ThlS RISmatirrP- 7 AsyX
in Two Days.