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The Mecca to Which all Well Dressed People and Lovers of Style Flock.
While other stores
of dead trade and toll
lishment in the South
resemble some deserted cemetery, with monuments of high prices looming up before their idle employes, who seem to act as sextons to watch over
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the South. A more complete stock nev-
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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, l nis
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. JNo stock m any city can sur-
vo Uo mnct rrro rcMe to the oocket. Our limited space pre-
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three-story brick building. 'Jmm&iX&kXm KHtiHi'Jiiii
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 Go., Roberts,
Johnson & Rand and Smith & Stou-hton; 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 B03-8, beyond question the mostcomplete and stylish line ever placed upon this market; also Hats, Fans, Laces, Lmbroidenes, Kiuoons, x arasois,
Umbrellas, Trunks, Valises, 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 $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 fitt;d 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 Berviug 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
vnn from 25 tr SO nr cent, on everv purchase. A cordial invitation TS !
extended to all to attend this opening, and a warm welcome awaits you.
Come and bring your friends. The display will be beautiful.
v Grocery Departments
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 2cents per pound, but we will continue
to sell at same old price, our customers getting the benefit.
sTo 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 havejo sell and pay the
highest market price for same.
Our guarantee is, has ever been and will always be the best
Daylight and midnight find myself and my competent corps of salesmen on duty, always ready to serve the public.
values for the least money. Come and see us and make our store.your headquarters ssssss j3K,jRiilTrJ?9 Ieaaing- IHei-elifint ofJBolivar.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telkpuonk No. 17.
v Local News
Mr. R. E
Miss Jennie Tate returned to
Nashville Sunday evening.
Paul Tate, of Corinth, is visit
ing his father's family here.
Dr. Douglas and family have
returned from Hot Springs.
Mr. W. D. Wilson, of Jackson,
visited relatives here last week.
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Prewitt
spent Sunday in Grand Junction.
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. 11.
W. Oglesby died Wednesday
Mr. Walter W. Cox has pur
chased the W. B. Williams resi
dence, on East Main Street.
Miss Nan Leslie, of LaGrange,
is the guest of her sister, Miss Isa
belle Leslie, of St. Katharine's.
Little Miss Frank" Luther, who
has been attending school at Jasper,
Ala., returned Saturday evening.
Lafayette Murley and W A.
Ross, of the 18th district, attended
the reunion at New Orleans this
Mr. S. S. Scott, who is con
nected with the Princeton (Ky.)
Leader, is visiting his father, Rev.
J. M. Scott.
Enquire J. E. Comer, who has
been visiting in Memphis, attended
the reunion at New Orleans with
Mr. S. R. Ray and wife left
Sunday for St. Louis, where they
will spend several months visiting
Nine prisoners, convicted at
the May term of Circuit Court,
were carried to the penitentiary
Dr. C. A. Chaffee, of Middle
ton, was in the city Wednesday.
Dr. Caffee has recently moved to
Middleton from Corinth.
.Llforts are being made to es.
"tabiish an oil mill at Grand Junc
tion and thirty thousand dollars of
CeliaXake, a colored woman
of the 8th district, died Sunday
night. She is said to have been one
hundred and ten years old.
Dr. Southall Dickson will vis
it Toone professionally next Thurs
day, May 28th. If in need ot den
tal work you are cordially invited
to meet him.
Anthony Ramsey, colored,
brought to our office this week the
largest stra.wberries we have seen.
One of the berries weighed over
Dr. J. J. Taylor and family re
turned to"their home in Philadel
phia Monday evening, after a pleas
ant visit of a week to relatives in
and near Bolivar.
Mr. John Garrett, Grand
Secretary of the Masonic Grand
Lodge of Tennessee, spent several
days in Bolivar. this week visiting
the local lodge.
Mrs. W. J. Foster and children,
Andiew, Carlyle, Gaither and
Pearl, of Union City, are on a visit
to her brother in law, Hon. James
A. Foster and family.
We are requested to announce
that there will be no preaching at
Pleasant Grove next Sunday, but on
the following Sunday, May 31st,
all day eervices will be held with
dinner on-the ground
The sympathy of the communi
ty here is extended to Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Newbern, in the loss of
their four year old daughter, whose
death occurred at 'Seelig, Ark.,
Saturday evening of typhoid fever.
Senator J. C. Jackson came in
Tuesday, dressed iu Confederate
gray, (which he wore with honor in
the dark days of '61 5) enroute to
the New Orleans reunion. He was
accompanied by his daughter, Miss
It was thought that consider
able cotton would have to be re
planted, but since the rains and a
change in the weather, cotton has
made rapid growth and good stands
are reported in many parts of the
Col. G. M. Dugan, wife and
daughter, -Mrs. Dickerson, who
have been visiting in New Orleans,
stopped over the first of the week,
en route to their home in Chicago,
and while here were guests of Dr
a graduated years ago, the local market could
recital, given by Miss Eleanor scarcely be supplied by home grow
an, assisted by Miss Wren ers, who are now shipping in con
siderable quantities with satisfacto
The "Saturday Evening Cotill
ion Club" of St. Katharine's gave
its farewell dance Saturday, May
lGth, and as is usual .with St. Kath
arine's entertainments, the affair
was a grand success. Pink was
chosen as the cotillion color and
charming indeed did the young
ladies look iu their dainty pink
gowns. "Mr. Miller Payne" and
"Mr. Rex Reaves Calder" led the
cotillion and every one compliment
ed them on, the beauty .and original
ity of the intricate figures they de
signed. . During the intermission,
simple and cooling drinks were
informally served. In compliment
to the seniors, the dainty programs
were of the senior colors, lavender
and green, upon which were printed
the dances. Miss Frances Eggles
ton kindly granted her services in
orchestra and the infectious light
heartednees of her music rendered
eniovment doubly eniovable. The
following couples were present:
Mrs. Laura Phillips Cole and -'Mr.
Jack Cooper," Miss Wren Pearson
and "Mr. Talliferro Vaa Hook,"
Miss Eleanor Pearson and "Mr.
Dick Hayes Barnes," Miss Loretta
Calder and "Mr. Miller Payne,
Miss Louise Covington and "Mr.
Lee Capers." Mias Alice Gordon
and "Mr. Walter Scott Pearson,'
Miss Jennie Cunningham and "Mr
Rer .Reaves Calder."
There will be
Pearson and Mrs. Laura Phillips
Cole, at St. Katharine's on Thurs
day evening, May 21st, at 8 o'clock.
Public cordially invited.
The dedication services of the
Baptist e'lureb will take place Sun
day morning. The sermon will be
preached by Rev. J. N. Hall, of
Fulton, who is one of the ablest
ministers in this section. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
Mr. Napoleon Hill and wife,
wlio were guests of Col. aud Mrs.
Jerome Hill for several days, re
turned Monday . to Memphis. Mr.
aud Mrs. Hill were residents of
Bolivar in years past, and on their
recent visit had the pleasure of re
newing many old acquaintances.
On last Sunday, the graves of
those who are buried in Hickory
Grove Cemetery, 18th District,
were decorated. The services were
conducted by Rev. I. B. Day, of
Henderson, and the sougservice by
John Bunyan Ross. A large number
were present from this and adjoin
ing counties, and an elegent dinner
Among those from Bolivar who
attended the Confederate Reunion
at New Orleans this week were: Mr.
and Mrs. M. L. Webb, Mr. and
Mrs. C. S. Cook, Misses Frances
Stuart, Virgie Kinnie, Mrs. John
Redd, Vernon Kinnie, W. A.
Macon, Jim Lambert, C. A. Mil
ler and family, John Black, Ernest
"Wheeler, Needham Saine, N. F.
stock have already been subscribed. J B. V. Hudson and family
Four-Mile Law Assailed.
Mr. L. A. Nuckolls, one of our
successful and enterprising fruit
growers, has receired returns from
288 crates of strawberries, shipped
this season, from which he has re
alized a net profit , of $287.00. In
addition, he has 80 crates in market
to b& heard from and at least 40
crates in the patch to be shipped.
Calculating upon the above basis,
he will realize over $400.00 from
his berry crop, raised upon two and
one- half .acres of ground. This is
another evidence that the soil and
climate of this immediate section is
unsurpassed for the production of
small truits. ah who have en
gaged in their cultivation have
found it profitable and the acreage
continues to increase. Only a few
moved the court to quash the pre
sentment, alleging as the ground
therefor that the original four-mile
law of lST, and all subsequent acts
amendatory thereto, were unconsti
tutional and void. Judge Woods
overruled the motion. The defend
ant was then put upon trial and
convicted. The court held that un
expired license would not authorize
Redfearn to continue selling liquor
thereunder, after the repeal of the
charter and the re incorporation of
the town. The case was appealed
to the Supreme Court.
The four mile law has again been
assailed. The town of Toone, in
this county, of about 300 inhabit
ants, has been incorporated for
several years. - Recently the char
ter was repealed and the town re
incorporated, 60 as to bring it under
the provision of the four-mile law.
Prior to the repeal and re-incorporation,
S. B. Redfearn procured State,
county and munincipal license to
sell liquor, which will not" expire
until January next. Since the re
peal and re-incorporation, hebpeued
his saloon and made one sale of
liquor, for which he was indicted at
the past term of Circuit Court and
arraigned. He through his counsel
Hon. E. L. Bullock, of Jackson,
One of the most sensational trials
in the history of Hardeman County
ended last Friday. It was the case
of the Stale against Miss Lizzie
Hillhouse, charged with the murder
of James Marsh, at Toone, in De-
cember last. In her testimony be
fore the court, Miss -Hillhouse ad
mitted the killing, and detailed the
circumstances. She said Marsh had
wronced her under promise of
marriage. Repeatedly she begged
and implored him to carry out his
promises, but he, continued to post
pone, until she finally became
desperate acd determined to bring
him to action. On the morning of
the killing she went to the home of
Marsh's uncle, where" he spent the
night, called him to thp gate and in
sisted that he marry her. He abso
lutely refused, when she drew a
pistol and 6hot him five times, from
the effects of which he died. The
trial consumed several days, and on
account of the sensational features
of the case and the ' prominence of
the participants in the uufortunate
affair, much interest was manifested
and the court room was crowded to
hear the proceedings. Insanity was
the defense, and a strong case was
made out for. Miss Hillhouse, her
attorneys, Hons. A. J. Coates and
E. L. Bullock making powerful and
pathetic appeals iu her behalf. The
case was given to the jury at noon
on Thursday. "At 8.30 o'clock Fri
day morning the jury filed' into the
courtroom -and took their seats.
Shortly afterwards, Miss Hillhouse,
accompanied by her father, mother
and little sister entered. It was
several minutes before Judge Woods
arrived, and in the meantime a
crowd assembled to hear' the ver
dict. There were two charges, one gists.
against Ras Black as accessory.
After Sheriff Smith opened court,
the foreman of the jury handed the
Judge the verdict, which he read
slowly and deliberately. "We find
Ras Black not guilty." Then the
court paused a moment it seemed
an age to the defendant and her
friends and continued: "And we
also find Lizzie Hillhouse not
guilty." An affecting scene follow
ed. Miss Hillhouse, who was seated
by her attorneys, after receiving
their congratulations, arose and
shook the hand of each member of
the jury. She was followed by her
care-worn and grief stricken mother,
who implored the blessings or God
upon those who had exonerated her
daughter. Her father and other
relatives and frieuds came forward
and extended thanks to the jury.
Tears were freely shed by meu and
women and those who were present
will never forget the scene.
St- Katharine's School.
Following is the order of the com
mencement exercises in St. Kathar
May 21, 8 p. m. graduate concert
May 24, 11a. m., commencement
May 25, 10 a. m., art levee.
May 25, 8:00 p.m., grand con
May 26, 5.30 p.m., class day exer
Mav 27. 8 p. m., commencement
All these exercises are held in St.
Katharine's Hall, and friends of the
school are most cordially invited.
A very pleasant event occured at
the home of J. II. Cox, on the 14th
of this month, in honor of Mrs.
Smithie Clark's 75lh birthday. The
event will long be remembered by
the children and grand children
as this was the first time they had
all been together since they left the
old homestead. The family consist
ed of II. A. Scott, wife and six
children; J. II. Cox, wife and
three children; J. R. Stroup and
wife; R. L. Lightfort, wife and
five children; W. W. Clark, wife
and four children this being the
entire family except Mrs. II. C.
Smith and Hugh Scott and two
great grand children.
Rev. B. S. WTolverton md Mrs.
M. A. Scott i?pent a pleasant day as
guests with the family.
It was a pleasant sight to see the
17 little tots around the table at
once, each one enjoying the bounti
ful repast in his own way. The
table was tastefully arranged and
decorated with beautiful flowers
and loaded with all that heart could
wish to tempt the appetite. As
each child furnished something,"
"Aunt Smithie," as she is familiar
ly called, in her quiet, christian
way showed her appreciation of
their kiudnesses and little tokens of
After dinner, Brother Wolverton
read the 23rd Psalm and comment
ed on it very appropriately and
offered a touching prayer for the
dar mother and her much esteem
ed family. When the hour of de-
rcirtnre name, another reunion was
promised just twelve months from
date. A Friend, W. W. S.
When you waut a pleasant physic
try Chamberlain's Stomach and Liv
er Tablets. They arc easy to take
and pleasant in effect. For Bale by
& Co,' Bolivar; LJailey &
Mrs. D. A. Smith died at the res
idence of Mr. J. L. Hunter, her son c
in law, at Grand Junction, Tenu., J Aldridge, Saulebury.
May 17, 1U03, in ner oin year.
Mrs. Smith was the mother of our jThe Bulletin has arranged
townsmen, Messrs. J. W. ami M. S. - h fa Weekl Commercial Ap-
christian character. 'Her husband j Pl and the Home and Farm for a
was the late Capt. R. W. Smith, of i continuation of the combination of-
the Confederate army, who was
killed in battle. She leaves three
sous and two daughters and a large
number of grand children and other
relatives to mourn her loss. She
was loved by every one who knew
her. Loved One.
J. A. Gulledge, Verbena, Ala.,
was twice in the hospital from a se
vere case of piles causing 24 tumors.
After doctoring and all remedies
failed, Bucklen's Arnica Salve quick
ly arrested further inflammation and
cured him. It conquers aches and
kills pain. 25c. at Cox & Co's.Drug- J
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