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The Mecca to Which all Well Dressed People 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 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
three-story brick building.t-vvvajuevi
Organdies, Foulards, Silks, Lawns, Piques, Ducks, Linens, Ladies' Underwear in fact all Wash Pabri'cs ; a solid car load of Shoes and Slippers, and they are beauties, from the Brown Shoo Co., Roberts,
Johnson, & Rand arid 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 aud 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 men
500 Bolts Best Prints 5 cents.
10,000 Yards Best Quality Brown Domestic (bought before
the rise, worth from Gh to 7 cents at factory to-day) we
offer at. 5 cents.
Enough Laco 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 80 if bought from a tailor.
- Millinery Department.
We have added this season a hand
some and stylish Hue of Milliuery, and
have fitud upelegant quarters on our
third floor for the ladies, where they
will lind the very cream of the latest
creations in fashionable Hats. An ex
periencedtrimmer is in charge, who
will .take pleasure iu serving all pat
rons. We propose to make a specialty
of this line, aud are determined to
lead. No retail store in America has
a more complete or better selected
stock. ,. Our Graud Millinery Opening
will take plaue April 3rd, when $3,000
worth or beautiful headwear, including
the latest styles from New York and
Paris, will be displayed. Hats from 25 cents to 115.00. 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.
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.
hTo 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 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 vo
J. Jm BARRETT, heading Merchant of Bolivar.
The Bolivar Bulletin,
Pkogeess Telephone No. 17.
4 Local News
Mr. J. A. McKinnie spent Sun
day in Jackson.
Miss Kate Joyner has returned
Miss Velma Kinnie has re
Frank Baker, of Memphis, is
visiting relatives here.
Mr. F. S. Simpson, of Middle
ton, was in town Tuesday.
Miss Mag West returned from
Jackson the first of the week.
Mrs. Jno. lledd and children
have returned from New Orleans.
Potato Slips and Celery Plants
cheap. Apply to P. F. Wilkinson.
Mrs. II. O. True and daughter,
Mies Myrtle, are here for the sum
mer. Hon. A. J. Coates attended
Supreme Court in Jackson this
We have the genuine corn
field Beans for sale.
Miss Dickens Caruthers is at
tending the State Normal School at
Mrs. May Prcwitt, of Memphis
was the guest of Mrs. T. D. Prewitt
Rev. J. W. Dickens will preach
at the Baptist Church . Sunday
morning and uight.
Sir. N. II. Moore, of Memphis,
was a guest of his kinsman, Col.
Jerome Hill, Tuesday.
Misses Bettie Nuckolls and
Zarelda Iogram were in Nashville
and Gallatin last week.
Miss May Wellons will spend
Beveral weeks in Pine Bluff and
Little Rock. Arkansas.
Rev. J. C. Carothers, of Gre
nada, Miss., will preach at the
Presbyterian Church Sunday.
A nice line of Hammocks
at Cox 5f Co's ranging in
price from 1.25 to $3.50.
Call and see us before buying.
Rev. Berne, of Memphis, is
vibiting his daughter, Miss Eliza
beth, at St. Katharine's School.
Misses Mary Franklin aud
Lucie Kelsey from Collierville were
guests of Miss Mary Smith last
We are requested to announce
that there will be singing at Forrest
Hill Sunday afternoon at 1.30
Misses Ella aud Tenuie Pirtle
and Messrs. J. A. Wilson, Jr. and
Vernon Kinnie spent Sunday in
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Wilkineon
returned from Fulton Saturday, ac
companied by Mr. J. A. Hudson's
We are prepared to furnish
Ice Cream for lamily use on
Cox f Co.
Mrs. C. S. Ware and children,
accompanied by Miss Sallie Morgan
Yerger, left Monday morning for
Dr. E. II. Dorris attended a
meeting of the West Tennessee
Medical and Surgical Association in
Jackson last week.
Rev J. W. Dickens, who has
been attending the Theological
Seminary at Louisville for t'ie past
sessiou, returned Tuesday.
Miss Mary Wood House re
turned to Franklin this week.
While here Miss House was the
recipient of many social favors.
Prof. W. L. Fish, who has
been teaching for the past ten
months at Smithdale, Ark., re
turned to his home Dear Crainesville
We carry a nice line of
Lap Rugs, Whips and Har
ness, Bridles, Saddles etc.
Savage & Emeksox.
The new safe of the Hardeman
County Sayings Bank has arrived
and was placed in position Wed
nesday. It is of the latest patent
and a beauty.
The ladies of the Episcopal
Church wish to thank all those who
contributed so liberally to the
rummage sale, aud assisted so. faith
fully thereby insuring a financial
success. $38.43 were realized
Mr. Harry Maddison, of Win
dom, Minnesota, is attending the
bedside of his mother, Mrs. Geo.
Maddison, who has been quite ill
for the past week.
Misses Ella and Tennie Pirtle,
Louella and Nelle Clinton and Annie
Maie Blaylock attended an enter
tainment in Toone Wednesday
evening given by Miss Maude Pir
tle. Mrs. John Wilson and little
daughter, Adeline,from Chicago and
Miss Grace Dugan from Louisville,
Ky, visited the families of Dr. B.
V. Hudson and Mr. Tom Crawford
Through the kindness of Mr.
Samuel Lancaster, the popular city
engineer of Jacksou, Dr. Doug
las received Tuesday two dozen
beautiful gold fish for the Hospital.
They are very highly prized by the
Doctor and have been placed in the
fountain in front of the building.
We have the wide roomy
Buggy to suit the old
people, also the H. M. T. for
the young folks.
Savage & Emerson.
At an election held in Toone
Thursday of last week, W. T.
Smith, W. C. Pirtle, J. J. Mercer,
J. T. Marsh, J. B. Kellar, "R. B.
Keller and S. B. Redfearn were
elected Aldermen to serve for the
Dr. E. II. Dorris, County
Health officer, informs ns that Mrs.
George Gibson and four or five of
her children, who live about three
miles from Toone, have smallpox.
It is supposed the disease was
caught in Jackson. Several of the
children are quite sick.
Mrs. Keyser and sou and little
Gertrude Williams, while driving
from Enon to Middleburg last Sun
day afternoon met with an accident.
The lines broke and the animal they
were driving became frightened and
ran, throwing all out, but not seri
ously hurting any of them.
A large crowd attended church
at Enon Sunday, where dinner was
served on thegiound. Rev. George
Floyd preached in the morning and
the deacons of the church were or
dained in the afternoon. Masonic
services were also held in the
afternoon over the grave of the late
The twelfth ''annual seesion of
the West Tennessee Medical ' and
Surgical Association .was held in
Jackson last week, at which Dr. R.
W. Tate, of Bolivar; read an in
teresting and instructive paper on
Traumatic Meningitis. Dr. Tate
was also reelected one of two vice
presidents. of the Association.
The Bulletin has recently
printed a program of the Hardeman
County Teachers' institute, to be
held in Bolivar next week, com
mencing Monday and closing Satur
day, Superintendent Bishop re
quests all who expect to teach in
Hardeman County to attend this
institute. State Supt. Mynders and
other prominent educators will be
P. F. Wilkinsdn & Sons
have just receiveca nice sup
ply of Men's Pants. Two dol
lars will buy a nide pair.
"Supreme Court adjoured Tues
day, on the last case on the criminal
docket, this being that of Redfearn,
the Toone saloonist,who stiuds in a
similar attitude to tbetcase of Web
ster from Obion couuty. The case of
George Carroll, the Whiteville bank
robber, who escapedfjail, is on the
Hardeman docket. In red: print on
the clerk's docket are the words:
-s-The Home and Farm has for
several years past offered ten car h
prizes to news-papers for the largest
number of subscribers "Bent within a
given time, ranging,; in amounts
from: one hundred to ten dollars.
The Bulletin was awarded one of
the ten dollar prizes last year, and
has again been awarded a ten dollar,
prize this year. From the 1st of
September, 1902, to :. the 31st of
May, 1903, the Bulletin sent to
Home and Farm 135J subscribers.
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons
make a specialty of Shoes,
Hats, Shirts and .all Gents'
. A writer in Monday evening's
Scimitar, quoting' a retired safe
robbers account of the escape of
Carroll, says among other things
that it was entirely through Car
roll's ingenuity that' the eecape was
effected. That the women in the
case, Mrs. Laughlin and Mrs. Si
monson, played an important part
in familiarizing Laughlin and his
pals with the condition of the jail;
that the saws were furnished Car
roll by a friend in crime on the day
of the James-Younger exhibition in
Jackson; that after the escape Car
roll boarded a north bound freight
and went to Louisville, from thence
to Chicago, where he is at present.
P.'F. Wilkinson & Sons
buy Tobacco and Snuff in
large" quantities, hence are
able to give close prices on
"Children's Services" were
held at the Presbyterian Church
Thursday night of last week, con
ducted by Mr. McBride, and at the
Methodist Church Sunday morning,
conducted by Dr. Hudson. ' Ap
propriate remarks were made at the
Presbyterian Cb-arch by Rev. W.
S. Cochrane, and at the Methodist
Church by Rev. J. M. Scott. Both
services were largely attended and
enjoyed. The little folks, all, ac
quitted themselves well and it is a
pleasure to the Bulletin to give
them credit for the successful ren
dition of the program. We must
not overlook the fact, that there
are others to whom credit is duet
to the good ladies of these churches
by whose careful trainiug the
children were taught to act their
parts, and through whose influence
and example they are led to walk in
the paths of righteousness.
The address of the follDwing men
who served in the Federal Army
during the Civil War, their widows
or heirs Matthew Felts and David
Hunt. These men both served in
the 59th United States C. H. A.
and at the time of their enlistment
were residents of Hardeman County,
Tennessee. Government claim due.
Address, L. W. Hubbell,
A man has a funny look' on his
face when the laugh is on him.
It isn't always the widow's fault if
she remains inconsolable.
Political whitewash brushes cover
a multitude of rotten fences.
A man's wealth brings him a lot
of unhappiuess after he looses it.
When a woman begins to assert
her rights she magnifies her wrongs.
Every man thinks he is one in a
thousand, and he is one of the
Health makes wealth for some,
but not for the physician and under
taker. Though the fool tries to kiH two
birds with one stone, the wise guy
uses a shot-gun.
Language is the vehicle of thought,
but it is up to some thought to take
a ride on the water wagon.
Many a man who undertakes to
carry out his ideas discovers when
it is too late that he - is a victim of
misplaced confidence in himself.
All Colored Wash Goods.
Ik and 8 cents the yard, re
duced to 5 cents.
10 and 12i cents the yard,
reduced to 8 cents-
15 cents the yard, reduced
to 12 cents.
25 cents the yard, reduced;
to 35 cents.
33 and 35 cents the1
yard, reduced to 25 cents.
The above will not last long
at these prices.
Sacrifice Prices . on Ladies'
Fine Waist Patterns, Wash
Silks and Novelties.
One-quarter off on all Laces
Monarch and other Shirts,
Stiff Bosom and Negligee,
all sizes, 14 to 17, $1.00
and $1.25 grade, 15 cents.
35 cents Men's Balbriggan
Undershirts for 25 cents.
75c.f or Ladies'Fine Shoes.
A large lot of Ladies1 Kid
and other makes, values up
to $4.00 per pair, broad
and sharp toes, we put in a
lot and offer at 75 cents.
A lot of Men's Congress
Shoes, rubbers . damaged
$1.00 per pair regular
price $3.00 to 3.50.
We will sell our entire lot of
this Season's Oxfords and
Strap Slippers at reduced
Cotton Goods . Must
We are still selling same at
prices that we did when
Cotton was 5 cents per
pound. It is now 12 cents.
Good yard -wide Brown
Domestic, 5 cents.
Good Bleached Domestic,
All of above prices are for CASH only. We .will continue
this sale until July 1st. '