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The Mecca to WMcli all Well Dressed Feoplc and Lovers of Style Flock.
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 beesj 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 JO 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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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, 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 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 lind 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 thid 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
you from 25 to 50 per cent, on every purchase. A cordial invitation is
extended to all to attend this opening, and a warm welcome awaits you.
Come and bring your friends. The display will be beautiful.
M jt Grocery Department of
"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 Uooks show that during theyear 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 maiket 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 head quarters
J. V. BARRETT, Leading Merchant of Bolivar.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
Don't forget the "Rummage
Mr. J. II. Doyle was in Jack
Mr. E. L. Light fort spent Sun
day in Memphis.
Mr. E. S. Crawford spent Sun
day in Jackson.
Dr. G. B. Curry, of Toone,
was over Wednesday.
Mrs. E. L. Lightfort spent Sun
day in Qraod Junction.
George Ingram, Jr., has re
turned from School at Knoxville.
Misses Ellen and Lena Crisp,
of Vildo, are visiting in Bolivar
Kev. W. Q. Young will preach
at the Baptist Church Sunday night.
Master Harry McKinnie has re
turned from a visit to relatives in
Mr. I. C. Babb and daughter,
Miss Eunice, of the lGth district,
were iu town last Friday.
Mr. Rufus Wilkinson left
Wednesday evening for Fulton to
accompany his wife home.
Miss Mahala Joyner has return
ed from Millereburg, Ky., where
she has taught for the past year.
John R. Coates, who has been
attending Mooney's School at
Murfreesboro, returned Sunday.
Messrs. Warren and Stinson,
of the Memphis Telephone Compa
ny, were in the city this week on
Mr. Sammons Marsh and Miss
Aliene Pirtle, two popular young
people of Toone, were married last
Miss S. E. Luther, after a visit
of several weeks to her brother,
Mr. F. S. Luther, left Monday for
Mrs. L. M. Lee and Mrs. D. C.
Wells, of Grand Junction, were
guests of Mrs. T. D. Prewitt Fri
day. While here they attended
the dance at the Western Hospital.
Mr. N. B. Wheatley, iu charge
of the Grand Junction section of
Illinois Central Railroad, was in
Miss May Wellons, who has been
connected with the city schools of
Decatur, Ala., for the past two
years, returned Monday for the
The salary of Postmaster Redd
is now $1,200.00 per annum, having
recently been raised $100.00 on ac
count of the increase in the business
of the office
Miss E. J. Joyner left recently
for New York in response to an in
vitation to attend s banquet given
by the Trustees of Vassar College
to the alumnae.
Rev. Mr. Ray, 'who has been
attending the Baptist Theological
Seminary iu Louisville, stopped
over in Bolivar Friday, en route to
his home in Mississippi.
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons
buy Tobacco and Snuff in
large quantities, hence are
able to give close prices on
Dr. B. V. Hudson and family,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mask, J. R.
Reaves. J. M. Avant and family at
tended the funeral of Miss Kate
McKinnie in Jackson Sunday.
Miss Mary Lake, of Memphis,
is here for the summer. Miss Lake
is a social favorite in Bolivar and
her visits are always a source of
pleasure to her numerous friends.
Miss Lizzie Cheek and. Albert
D. Fuqua, of McKenzie, spent Sun
day in Bolivar. They returned on
the evening train, accompanied by
Mrs. Amanda Cheek and Mrs.
Fuqua and children.
The Board of Equalization
composed of N. B. Cross, J, O.
Prewitt, J. A. Cox, T. W. Tate,
and J. II. Bradford, met Monday
and organized by the election of
J. A. Cox, as chairman and J. O.
Rev S. J. Martin is here with his
family who are guests of Rev. J. M.
Scott. Mr. Martin has just return
ed from Marion, Ky., where he has
been called to the pastorate of the
Presbyterian Church, and we un
derstand will accept, provided he
can be released from his charge at
We have just received a large line of Fall
Shoes, bought before the advance, hence we
hope to sell you good Shoes at low prices in
the Fall, and in order to make room for them
we will sell our stock of Slippers and Spring
Shoes at a reduction. All we ask is an oppor
tunity to show you.
HfWe buy anything the Farmer brings to town,
always giving best prices.
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons.
Mr. LJryaut Caddell and
daughters, Misses Kate and Ida
Frances, visited Bolivar Friday.
Notwithstanding the fact that Mr.
Caddell has been a resident of Har
deman County forty-four years, he
seldom comes to Bolivar. He is
one of of our most enterprising and
one of our best citizens.
The Jackson Whig of Tuesday
says: 'Miss Margaret Hudson, of
Bolivar, who has been the guest of
Miss Lucile Blackard the past week
attending the commencement ex
ercises, returned home Monday after
a most pleasant visit and making
many friends among the youDg
An afternoon tea was given to
Mrs. Mary Miller on Wednesday,
the occasion beiug her S4th birth
day. About twenty of her relatives
were present to celebrate her more
than four score years. Mrs. Miller
was reared in Davidson county, but
has been a resident of Bolivar, for
more than 50 years. She enjoys
life to the full.
Rev. W. C. Alexander, of Bal
timore, has been called to the
pastorate of the Idlewild Presby
terian Church, Memphis to which
city he will come - about July 1st.
Several years ago, Mr. Alexander
was pastor of the Presbyterian
Church here. He ia a most excel
lent gentleman and a splendid
preacher, and our Memphis friends
are to be congratulated upon se
curing his services.
The ladies of the Episcopal
Church will have a "Rararaage
Sale" in the room between Light
fort's jewelry store aud Whitenton's
market, beginning the lllh inst. A
varied assortment of articles will be
on exhibition, ranging in price from
a penny up. Come and inspect
I F. Wilkinson & Sons
make a specialty of Shoes,
Hals, Shirts and all Gents'
The Hickory Valley High
School closed last Friday after one
of the most successful terms 'in its
history. The program consisted of
final examinations, recitations, etc.,
and at night refreshments were
served in the school building. -Prof.
Ernest McDaniel has been reelected
principal and Miss Armour assist
ant. The annual eacrameutal service
was held at New Hope Cumberland
Presbyterian Church in the 5th
district Sunday. Two powerful
sermons were preached during the
day by Rev. Wm. Norment, and at
noon an elegant dinner was spread,
of which everybody partook. These
services, always of spiritual benefit,
attract crowds, but the attendance
Sunday, was, perhaps, the largest
in the history of the church. The
people of no section of the county
are more hospitable than those of
the New Hope neighborhood, who
take real, genuine pleasure in en-
itertaiuing their friends and visitors.
The Board of Education, com
posed of R. N. Mitchell, A. J.
Coates and T. D. Newbern, met
Tuesday and elected Prof. P. D.
Neilson, of Murfreesboro, principal
of the Bolivar High School for the
coming term of ten months, at a
salrry of $900 00. The session will
begin on August 31st. Prof. Neil
son is a graduate of Vauderbilt
University, has had several years
experience iu teaching and is highly
recommended by prominent educa
tors. For two years he taught in
the Philippine Islauds.
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons
have just received a nice sup
ply of Men's Pants. Two dol
lars will buy a nice pair.
Miss Fiances Stuart entertained
her Algebra class Monday evening
at the Bolivar Hotel with Progress
ivetFlinch. The young ladies and
gentleman greatly enjoyed the game
as well as the elegant refreshments
that were served later. Miss
Frances is one of the most efficieut
teachers of Bolivar and her pupils
are all devoted to her. It is un
necessary to add that her popularity
is by no means confined to her
Mrs. Laura Phillips Cole, who
left recently in company with the
Misses Pearson and Miss Ingram,
to study music in New York, writes
us to forward the Bulletin to her
New York address,and states: "We
have had a most delightful trip,
visiting Washington, Baltimore and
Philadelphia aud are now greatly
enjoying our stay in New York and
enthusiastic over our work in con
servatory." Miss Kate McKinnie, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R.
McKinnie, died in Jackson Satur
day afternoon. Miss McKinnie was
gentle, sweet-spirited, ot lovely
character, just entering the thresh
old of young"womanhood," idolized
by her parents and admired by
everybody who knew her. She was
born and reared in Hardeman
County and for a while resided in
Bolivar, where she has many friends
and relatives, who offer the ttnder
est sympathy to the deeply grieved
and afflicted parents. Her remains
were buried in Riverside Cemetery,
Jackson, Sunday afternoon in the
presence of a large crowd.
We have the wide roomy
Buggy to suit the old
people, also the H. M. T. for
the young folks.
Savage & Emerson.
Real estate and business houses
have been changing hands in Grand
Junction this week. Prewitt &
Hurst have bought the Hancock
house, Hunter & Sou have bought
T. L). Prewitt's store house and
Mrs. J. M. Wellons has bought
vacant lots near the depot, upon
which she expects soon to erect a
lare hotel. With its natural ad
vantages and enterprising citizen
ship, the future of Grand Junction
is promising and the Bulletin with
much pleasure notes her prosperity.
The Progress Telephone Compa
ny, a local enterprise established
several years ago, has been absorbed
by the Memphis Telephone Compa
ny, the stockholders of the former
surrendering their certificates and
receiving therefor certificates of
stock in the latter. We under
stand the new company has a force
of workmen employed extending its
lines to towns in the Memphis
district and that Bolivar and White
ville will soon be reached. This
will be quite a convenience aud
benefit to the patrons of the Progress
Company, who are to be congratu
lated upon the arrangement.
Clarence T. Edmonds was
brought to jail last Friday. He
was arrested in Jackson on suspicion
and upon his person was found
several razors, knives, etc. When
questioned be admitted having
broken into a 'store at Grand
Junction some time previously.
Edmonds is a Virginian, about 20
years of age. Heleft home a few
months ago, said he had failed to
get employment, was refused some
thing to eat wherever he applied,
until hunger finally made him des
perate. He seems to have some
pride and expressed a hope that his
mother would not learn of his un
"We carry a nice line of
Lap Rugs, Whips and Har
ness, Bridles, Saddles etc.
Savage & Emekson.
Mrs. R. W. Tate entertained
on Tuesday eveuing m honor of
Miss M. W. House, of Franklin.
The idea was unique from
the daintily hand-painted in
vitations throughout . the different
surprises of the evening. Each
guest represented some flower. A
guessing flower contest, written on
fans was the feature of the evening.
Miss House won the first prize, a
hand-worked lace handkerchief,
Miss Yerger, of Mississippi, won
the second prize. At the close of
the evening's entertainment a vote
was taken as to the one making the
most successful representation of a
flower, the honoree also received
the greatest number of votes. Salads
and ices were served. The house
was a veritable bower of flowers.
Mrs. Lucie Paul has filed a
petition in the courts of Memphis
for a divorce. She charges her
husband, Henry B. Paul, a railroad
conductor, now at work in Louisi
ana, with desertion. The couple
were married in December, 188G,
and lived together until October,
1901, at which time she states he
went to Louisiana to work and has
never returned or noticed her since.
In her petition she asks for alimony
both pendente lite and perma
nent and sets forth the
fact that the defendant is possessed
of property in Hardeman county to
value of 2.500 on which there is
an encumbrance of $1,000. She
asks that all of this be given her
as alimony on the final hearing of
We have used the Ames
Buggy in our Livery business
for the past ten years and
can confidently reccommend
them" to be the best buggy
on the market for the money.
Savage & Emerson.
To Core a Cold lit On Day
TckQ Laxative Broxno ciuinine Tablets.
- SV M.
Seven MIQion boxes sold in post 12 mcnt&s. X CIS Signature,
la Two Days.