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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Friday, September 11, 1903.
Roosevelt gives attentive
ear to the ncsrro. In conse-
quence of a complaint made
direct by a negro prisoner to
the President, the jail of
Richmond Count', Ga., has
been pronounced unfit for
the detention of prisoners.
The farmers of Georgia
are selling cotton for future
delivery. This is a new
method for the farmers, who
heretofore have sold the day
the cotton was brought to
town. Many have sold
October and November de
liveries for twelve cents and
Because Major Vardaman
made the race question the
principal issue in his cam
paign for the democratic
nomination for Governor of
Mississippi, some of the
ignorant necrroes of that
state are alarmed, and believe
that after his election the'
will be put back into slavery.
Pensions have contributed
largely to the wealth of the
north. Ohio receives an
nually fifteen million dollars,
Pennsylvania thirteen rail
lion dollars, New York eleven
million dollars, Indiana ten
million dollars. These are
the four states that receive
the largest sums. The money
goes to soldiers, widows and
orphans, and the South "helps
to pay the freight.
The Planter Should Be Upheld.
While it is universally admitted
that the well-doing of the farmer
is the foundation of all prosperity,
yet there is a constant warfare
made by the moneyed interests to
deprive him of the just rewards of
his toil. For example, take the ef
fort now being made to depress the
price of cotton by exaggerating the
probable yield. The chief of
the bears has gone so far as to send
out an estimate of 14,225,000 bales,
and this has been given prominence
iu all the newspapers, though pal
pably intended to enable him to
cover his short contracts for the
cotton he has sold without owning.
Such a crop would be the largest
ever grown, and would necessarily
result in a decline from the high
price at which cotton is entitled to
sell. Fortunately for the planter,
he is aware of the hazardous
position now occupied by his staple,
and will not be persuaded to part
with his cotton at what he does not
believe a fair price. There is a
famine of cotton that justifies the
high figures at which it has been
selling, and there is no prospect
that the growing crop can relieve
the shortage, though another crop
might do so.
The old crop for the cotton year
of 1902 and 1903 it running from
September 1 to August 31 is es
timated by Secretary Hester at
10,727,509 bales, compared with
10,701,453 for the preceding year
and 10.425,114 for 1900-1901. As
the world's consumption isconstant-
ly growing and as cotton is a natural
monopoly of the South, it is easy to I
see justification for the present
prices. England, Germany and
France have long been striving to
develop the growth of cotton in
their colonies, but the Egyptian
and Indian production is still insig
nificant. It was a saying of John
C. Calhoun that in no country that
does not have frost can cotton be
grown wuu prom. jluc nuai is
required to kill the plant and ripen
the bolls of the lower crop. In
tropical countries where thj plant
is a perennial one its strength goes
to stalk and foliage, rather than to
cotton "too much weed," as they
say in the South. No cotton is
grown in Cub3, and the Porto
Ricau, Philippine and Mexican
crops amount to but a drop in the
bucket of the world's necessity.
The concensus of the trade is that
while if frost is late in coming the
crop may possibly reach 12,500,000
bales, it is not likely to vary much,
from those of the three preceding
years. It may not even be as much
as 10,000,000 bales, though it is to
be hoped that it will be larger.
The Nevy York price of middling
upland cotton was 9 cents in
September, 1902, and it was 8
cents in 1901, while the present
quotation is 12.75 cents. A statist
cian figures that this is an advance
of 41.66 per cent, above the 1902
price, and 47.82 per cent, above
that of 1901.' The September
option has not yet sold below 11
cents, and no option has been sold
as low as 9 cents up to March, 1904.
Deliveries in September are sure to
be extraordinarily light, and the
average price for the next three
months, September included, should
not be less than 10.5 cents.
One thing m which the crop will
help greatly will be in building up
the balance of trade. For the four
months of last year the exports
were valued at $154,108,000, and
an increase of 20 per cent, would
add, according to Wall Street
Journal, $30, 82 1,600 to our inter
national trade balance.
The conservative view that Mr.
W. P. Brown will lose only a part
of the great profits he has made
since he began to buy cotton at 1
cents, and that the bears are still in
danger. Mr. Brown is a banker as
well as a cotton merchant, and he
may very likely have the opportu
nity to give the market another
In the interest of the wTTole
South, as well as of the world, it is
to be hoped that there will be a 12,
000,000 bale crop. If so, it would
probably realize $600,000,000, and
the South and all who trade with
South would be beneficiaries. The
cause of the planter in this case is
the cause of the people, for such a
vast outpouring of wealth would
extend its influence to every part
of the United States, Courier
Gen. Gordon's Charmed Life.
At the recent Confederate reunion
in New Orleaus the hearts of the
old soldiers were saddened by the
statement" of their comrade, Gen.
John B. Gordon, that his health was
failing and that he was about to
wind up his career.
The wonderful part of it all is
that he has survived until this day.
It is almost miraculous that he
should have passed through such an
ordeal during the war between the
states and come out with his life
In the June number of Scribner's
Magazine Gen. Gordon has an arti
cle on "Autietam and Chancellors
ville," iu which he recalls the nota
ble fact that in the former battle he
was wounded no less than five
Gen. Gordon's troops held the
most advanced position on that
part of the field where they were
stationed, and there was no support
ins line behind him. He soon saw
that a most desperate attempt would
be made by the Federals to break
the line at that point aad it was to
be through sheer force. It was
Gen Gordon's business to prevent
this, and so he gave orders that his
men were not to fire until he should
give the signal. The Federals came
forward with unloaded guns, their
purpose being to charge with bayo
nets and, through their superior
numbers, break through. In spite
of the impatience of his men, Gen.
Gordon waited until "they should
see the whites of their enemies
eves." When the Federals were al
most upon him he ordered his men
to fire, and their rifles flamed and
roared iu the face of the Yankees
like a blinding blaze of lightning
accompanied bv the quick and
deadly thunderbolt. It was ira
possible for any body of men to
withstand this fire, and the Feder
als withdrew, but only to renew the
attack again and again, in the same
way. and thus the battle raged
furiously until sundown.
During this engagement Gen.
Gordon was shot five different
times, twice through the leg, once
through the arm, once through the
shoulder, and finally through the
face. In spite of four wounds,
from all of which he was suffering
and bleeding he held his position at
the front, giving his commands and
rallying his men. At the last shot,
however, he fell forward and lay
unconscious with his face in his cap,
and he thinks that he would have
been smothered by the blood from
his last wound, "but for the act of
some Yankee, who, as if to save
my life, had ata previous hour
during the battle, shot .a hole.
through my cap, as it to let the i
blood out.' He was borne to
We have on hand a
early Fall wear. If you
write: tnr samnles. rSelow
Our Special Bargains for Next; Week:
Loom End Bleached Table Cloth Damask, 2 to 3j
yards in piece, 52 in. wide, worth 75c selling for 4 c.
50 dozen Cotton Fringed Towels, 7 I -2c each.
We still have a few hundred yards of 4c Calico
that we will offer for one more week only.
Lonsdale 4-4 Bleached Domestic, 8 J -3c.
50 dozen Men's new style Negligee Shirts with
or without Collars, 49c.
Full line Men's Hats, any shape, new styles, $ I .
Mail Orders Promptly Filled.
rear in an unconscious conc.ition,
and the surgeon despaired of his
life. But Gen. Gordon declared
that he would not die, and a little
later when his devoted wife arrived,
he greeted her in an affectionate,
jocular way, and assured her that
he would get well. Thanks to her
faithful watching and nursing, he
did get well, and was, by and by,
after seven months, restored to his
It is no wonder that Gordon's
men said and believed that he had
a "charmed life." It is inconceiva
ble that a man should have been
hot five times during a single en
gagement and survive the shock; it
is equally remarkable that a man
who suffered so terribly from the
enemies' bullets should have pre
served his life and lived to a
old age. Richmond
Times - Dis -
Owes His Life to a Neighbor's Kind
ness. Mr. D. P. Daugherty, well known
throughout Mercer and Sumner
counties, W. Va., most likely owes
his life to the kindness of a neighbor,
lie was almost hopelessly afflicted
with diarrhoea; was attended by
two physicians who gave him little,
if any, relief, when a neighbor
learning of his serioas condition,
brought him a bottle of Chamber
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy, which cured him in less
than twenty-four hours. For sale
by Cox fc Co., Bolivar; Bailey &
Nashville, Tenn., 8ept.5. One
of the hardest tights in the last legis
lature was over the bill making
school districts in the various
counties co-extensive with the civil
districts. The bill was passed,
however, and under its operations a
lot of school directors were legis
lated out of office. Today the old
directors in the Twenty-first and
Twenty-sixth school districts of this
county filed a bill in the Chancery
Court attacking the constitutionality
of the law, and seeking to enjoin
the newly elected directors from in
terfering with the management of
the schools in those districts.
They claim the law is class legisla
tion. The case will go up to the
Supreme Court, and is of interest
to every county in the State.
His Life Saved bv Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
"B. L. Byer, a well known cooper
of thia town, says he believes Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy saved Ins life last
summer. lie had been sick for a
month with what the doctors call,
bilious dysentery, and coukfr get
nothing to do him any good until
he tried this remedy. It gave him
immediate relief," says B. T. Lit
tle, merchant, Hancock, Md. For
sale by Cox & Co., Bolivar; Bailey
& Aldridge, Saulsbury.
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It isn't every married couple that
is a pair.
Don t growl at what you can
help or what you can't help.
A pauper in the right is cetler
than a millionaire in the wrong.
A wise man proceeds to close the
fool's mouth by shutting his own.
rortunate is the woman who
chooses her love and is loved bvhinx.
There is but one thing that can
be accomplished in a hurry and
that is nothing.
It is easy to induce a friend toe
lausrh at Your iokes. but he doesn't
always do it in a ejtis factory,
full, new line of goods for
can't come to see them,
we orve von l
General Crop Conditions.
High temperature with
drouth conditions prevailed
during the week, with gener
ally damaging effect on un
matured crops, except, per
haps, those on lowlands,
which have the benefit of
more moisture. Upland
crops, particularly late corn
and cotton, are being rapidly
lowered in nercentasre of
condition on account of the
drouth, intensified by the
abnormal heat; the former
crop is being material I7
shortened from the favorable
prospect ot three weeks ago.
Cotton is not maturing satis-
iacloril7, being in many
places affected by rust, prema-
; ture open 111 cr, and shedding
of forms. The fruitage is
inclined to be rather light,
as a rule; in some localities,
where the ellects of the
drouth are not so severely
felt, the crop is reported in
good condition. The bulk
of the tobacco crop has been
cut and housed in good condi
tion ; the later portion of the
crop yet in the field is much
in need of rain for its proper
maturing. .Early corn is
pretty well matured and is
in fine crop. The late Irish
potato crop isbe.ing seriously
affected by the drouth; sweet
potatoes also, as well as
peanuts and other minor
crops. Seed clover made
a fine yield one of the best
for several years. Feas and
millet were doing well until
lately. Plowing for fall
seedings has been materially
retailed 011 account of the
dryness of the soil. Turnips
are suffering greatly for rain.
Fall apples arc reported rot
ting and dropping off.
Fearful Odds Against Him.
Bedridden, alone and destitute.
Such, in brief "was the condition of
an old soldier by name of J. J.
Havens, Versailes, O. For years
he was troubled with kidney di lease
and neither doctor nor medicines
gave him relief. At length he
tried Electric Bitters. It put him
on hi9 feet in short order and now
he testifies.. "I'm on the road to
complete recovery." Best on earth
for Liver and Kidney troubles and
all form of Stomich and Bowel
Complaints. Only 50c. Guaranteed
by Cox and Co. Druggists.
'T have been troubled with any
stomach for the past four years,"
says D. L. Beach, of Clover Mook
Farm, Greenfield, Maes. "A few
days ago I was induced to buy a
box of Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tablets. I have taken part
of them and ft el a great deal better."
If you hf.ve any trouble with vourj
stomach try a box of these Tablets.
You are certain to be pleased with
the result. Price 25 cents. For
sale by Cox & Co., Bolivar; Bailey j
ft O 11 I
Usually begins with the
symptoms of common coll; there is
cbilliness.eneezing, sore throat, hot
skin, quick pulse, hoarseness and
impeded respiration. Give frequent
0t-ta1l rlACDB rf lollarl'ij I rnfoli ill n1
SvruD. fthe child will crv for it)!
and at the first sign of a cronpyjto all business.
cough, apply frequently Ballard's w TP ATRIR APJ
throat. 50c at Cox fc Co's.
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id You Ever Think How Much a Sav
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Favors Consistent with Sound Banking'.
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JNO. V. WRIGHT. Cashier. )
has stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales
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State Depository j& t
Will buy rent notes and other notes, stocks, bonds and other negotiable securities.
Money to loan on reasonable terms on approved personal security, collateral and
It is our aim to afford our depositors every convenience for the transaction of their
business, and to look carefully after the interests of all our patrons. I
A majority of our stock is owned and the Bank is controlled by home business men. S
We have a fire-proof brick vault, in which vre have a solid steel safe, with steel j
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Latin, Greek, Higher Mathe
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I am prepared to bore and
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also to erect Wind Mills and
put in Pumps. My machin
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ronage of the public solicitep
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County Savings Bank.
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
kettle 13 a Ten Cent package os Grove's
W. C. D0RI0N, Cashier.
Stock- X3fiil in,
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits.
ure a (joia in une if ay
norths. TTlSs SlffnatTITP. 'w
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We aiie Continually Receiving
Lots of our Goods for Fall,
Bought Before the Advance.
Among the things received this week big, nice and
complete line of Hats, Gloves. Pants, Domestics and
Shoes. New and complete assortment of Quecnsware.
Goblets, 40c per set; Tumblers, 20 and 22c per set.
"While making a profit for ourselves, as we saw that
nearly every line of goods was going to advance, we
bought before the advance, and can also save you some
thing. We solicit a visit and a trial, which will con
vince, as our present customers are generally satisfied.
If anything iails to come up as we represent it, we will
make it satisfi-ctoiy. Truly,
P. F. WILKINSON & SONS.
I ;J fib, and
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Did it ever suggest itself that your apparel envelop
ed every part of your stature, your hands and face only
being in view? Must it not be so, that Clothing to a
large degree is an index to character? Perfect fitting
varments, selected with taste, are a delight to every
one that sees them, and it
without these the fullest possibilities of social and bus
iness success have not been taken advantageof. !No
time of life is exempt from this application. No one
can be too carefully dressed. It is a duty we owe our
selves; it insures more consideration and courtesy,
vhich you in return extend to others. When in need
of a Suit, Trousers or an Overcoat, call on Wilt. White
and inspect Wanama,ker & Brown's superb Fall and
Winter line of samples. You are sure to be pleased.
They guarantee fit and workmanship.
WILL WHITJil, scnt.
.... ...-j- ;..jj,- M.r j... .TTrTryrsss
j DiuKCTORS J. A. Foster, J. M.
j Avenl, ,T. A. Barrett, 11. M. Red-
fearn, (. A. lilack, Jr., h,. Ij.
Doyle, A. S. Anderson, D. M. Mc
Auulty, J. S. Falls, Felix Pope. .1.
J J. Neely, Jno. V. Wright, Jacob
I Kahn, S. II. Jones, R. C.Wilkinson.
over One end a Half Million
No Cure, No Pay. . 50c.
Black K.oot lver reus.
JNO. L. MITCHELL, Ass't Cashier.
in Two Days.
syyTFin box. 25c.
can be fairly claimed that s