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Commencing at the hourof 9.30 o'clock on the morning of Saturday, October 3rd, J.
A. Barrett, the great merchant prince of Bolivar, will offer to the people of Hardeman and
adjoining Counties $40,000 worth of the most beautiful and magnificent goods the eye ever
gazed upon, bought from the famous firm of Ferguson-McKinnie & Co., of St. Louis, rec
ognized at home and abroad as the leading dealers of the country. Under the roof of our
handsome three-story brick building, fashion's latest fancies for Fall and Winter fairly spar
kle with newness and elegance, complete in every detail and the values are the most marvel
ous ever known. Our bargains this season are greater than ever and will arouse unbounded
interest and enthusiasm and add new laurels to Barrett's unquestioned and triumphant leader
ship. The fall season is now open in earnest and finds us abundantly prepared with magni
ficent displays, unlimited assortments of innumerable novelties in fact whatever is right in
the light of exacting style we have in great variety here' fashion reigns supreme. Ours is
the store which is looking to the interests of its customers, that keeps first-class goods and
sells at prices lower than can be obtained elsewhere. Come to the big store we can save
you from 25 to 50 per cent, on every article you buy. Day or night, from sunrise until mid
night, our large corps of competent salesmen, who hail from the four quarters of dur fair
County, will be glad to see and serve y o u . jj jt m je t x v v,'
In a stock so vast and varied as ours, it will be impossible
to enumerate every article, but we will call especial attention to
a few lines: In Ladies' Dress Goods, you will find Broadcloths,
Mohairs, Silks, Outings, Flannelettes, Serges, Velvets, an im
mense line of nice Tailor-made Skirts, also a large stock of
latest styles in Ladies' Wraps, just received from New York,
as well as hundreds of other Novelties of every description.
We carry everything worn by Gentlemen, including fine
Tailor-made Suits, Hats and Gents' Furnishings generally.
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The basement of our building is banked with a large and
complete stock of Staple Groceries, such as Sugar, Coffee,
Flour, Meat, Molasses, etc., all of which is offered at the
LOWEST LIVING PRICES. WE HAVE ALWAYS
MADE IT A RULE NEVER TO BE UNDERSOLD,
Ten thousand yards lest quality Calico at 4 cents per yard.
Enough Brown Donu siic to fence in Hardeman aiid part of Chester County, at 5c. per yard.
Wr havt; just received and opened a solid car load of Shoes, the largest shipment ever made to
a rutin 1 house over the Illinois Central Railroad between St. Louis and Bolivar, the superi
or quality find low price of which muddle the brains of out-classed competitors.
Ono thousand puir Ladies' Shoes, worth from 1.50 to $2.00, we sell at$1.00 a pair less than
One hundred dozen suits Men's Underwear (order placed with the mills last February) worth
$2.00 per suit, offered at 1.00.
One hundred Hoys' Suits, former price 3.00 and $3.50, will close at 1.50 and $2.00 per suit.
One hundred pair fine Blankets, original price $2.50 to $5.00, will be sold from $1.00 to
$3. 50 per pair.
Immense line qJ Comforts, old price $2.00 to $2.50, new offered at $1.00 and 1.50.
One hundred Men's nice Suits, worth from $7.50 to 10.00, will close at $5.00.
Two hundred Men's Tailor-made Suits, good values at $12.00 and 18.00, our price $10.00.
Large stock of Overcoats Duck Coat, Slickers, . "Rubbers, etc., at greatly reduced prices
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M-ttTO THE FARMERS-
What smtcess we have attained in business is largely due to your liberal pat
ronnge and loyal support. To say that we appreciate it is true, and in order to
prove our appreciation, we will pay you the top of the market price for all of
lyour Cotton and Cotton Seed. Last year we paid out sixty thousand dollars to
' the farmers of Hardeman County for Cotton alone, and this year we hope to be
able to pay one hundred thousand dollars. We want ten thousand bales Cotton
for Eastern spinners and ten car loads of Cotton Seed. Be sure and consult us
your Cotton or Seed.
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vjWhen you Visit Bolivar, don't ail to call atci
J. A. BARRETT'S, The Home of Bargains.
The Bolivar BuSietin.
Progress Telkpuoss No. 17.
Mr. 11. E. Durrett was in
Mr. Ileury FJexner, of Louis
ville, is visiting relatives here.
Miss Effie Mauley, of Merion,
is visiting her sister, Mrs. 11. L.
Miss Irene Bond Ii3s returned
from Tale Springs and Eastern
Mrs. Morton S. Lewis, of
Elizabeth, N. J., is here on a visit
"Tennessee Club Walz," by
Miss Lula Taylor Worrell, for sale
:at Cox A Co's drugstore.
Mi9 Lizzie Lea Miller left
Monday for Nashville, to reenter
the Peabody Normal.
Miss Sallie Hill has returned
from South Hampton, L. I., where
tshe his spent the summer.
Hudson is receiving his
Dr. and Mrs. P. T. Jones have
returned to Corinth after a visit of
several days to relatives here.
Mrs Tempe Tate is spending
several days in the country with
her father, Mr. Mont. Jones.
Dr. and Mrs. Tom Prewitt, of
(irand Junction, were guests of
their son, T. D. Prewitt, this week
Mis ,n .i Tavlor Worrell, a
talented lady of Jacksou, was a
guest of Miss Louella Clinton this
John A. MeKinnie has been
employed as manager of the Hos
pital farm in place of John W. Ca
Mr. G. W. Brown, of Medon,
was here this week, looking at town
;lots with a possible view of locating
.in the near future.
Enquire Maurice Wilson, of
Middleloo, attended Quarterly
Court Monday. He has recently
recovered from a five week's seige
The residence occupied by Mr.
Jim Nuckolls in the 14th district,
was destroyed by fire Wednesday
night of last week. A considerable
quantity of his household effects
were saved, loss perhaps $150.00.
The origin of the fire is unknown.
I will make Pictures at Hickory
Valley, Oct. 12th and 13th; Grand
Junction, Oct. 14th and 15th; Sauls-
bury, Oct. 16th and iTth.
W. S. Davis, Miduleton, i enn.
Dr. Wm. Thompson was in
Jackson this week on business. He
and Hon. A. W. Stovall have re
cently completed a handsome three
story brick building on the east side
of the square in that city.
The following are members, of a
"House Party" at Mr. and Mrs.
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. erome urn s: luisses oaran aim i "-' ""0
Mr ATo-NTocil Soanppr LmiiHP. third interest in the farm known as
Fentress, Memphis; Nell, Sadie and
William A. Faught died at his j Dr. W. J. Cox came down
from Fulton Saturdiyon business
and returned Sunday evening. .We
notice from the Fulton Loader that
Covington last Tuesday,
aged 52 years. Deceased moved
from Hardeman to Tipton County
in 1SS1. His wife (Miss Jennie
Shelton, to whom he was married
in 1874) and five children survive
him. lie was a good citizen and
had many friends.
Beautiful line of goods,
suitable for presents for
young and old at Hudson's.
Mr. John Caruthers has ro
centlv bought of Mrs. Hill one-
Maisie Fentress, San Sabo, Tex.
Pof. Ernest McDaniel, of
Hickory Valley, passed through
Bolivar Wednesday, enroute to his
old home in the 18lh district, to at
tend the bedside of his brother,
John K. McDaniel, who is not ex
pected to live.
Try one of Cox & Co's
Mr. K. L. Baird, our new
depot agent, took charge on the
first of the month. He and his
family are occupying Mr. House's
residence, west of the railroad.
He is being assisted by Mr. Will
Sullivan, also of Medou.
Mr. R. A. McA.nulty, of Hick
ory Valley, has sent the Bulletin
samples of his second crop of June
apples. Imagine it you can tee
possibilities of a country that will
produce two crops of apples in the
The following attended the
funeral of Mrs. J.J. Neely Tues
day: Thomas 11. Smith, Thomas
Neely, Chicaso; Kufus Neely, E st
St. Louis; Paul Jones, Jr., Corinth;
II ou. Gilmer P. Smith, Memphis;
Mrs. Withers, Jackson.
: Mr. J. P. Ferguson, of Arka
delphia, Ark., renews his subscrip
tion and writes as follows: ''The
health of this country is good. Our
people are in fine spirits over price
of cotton, though the crop is short.
The corn crop is good and au abun
dance of hay has been saved. We
have had great revivals here this
season. I do not wish to be with
out the Bulletin, for I have great
love for my old home paper and its
The job rooms of the Bulle
tin have been liberally patronized
within the past few days. Among
those for whom we have printed j ience,
stationery are A. b. Anderson, J.
S. Anderson & Co., F. P. Yar
brough & Son, Toone; Scott & Co.,
li. E. Rose, Ferguson, Holmss &
Co., Hickory Valley; Bank of
Bolivar, J. A. Barrett, R. N. Mitch
ell, Trustee, S. T. Smith, Sheriff,
the "McNeal Quarters," south of
Bolivar, and will have general man
agement and control of same. He
expects to engage in truck farming
on an extensive scale, and as lie i
experienced and practical he will no
doubt make a success. Application
has been made by Mrs. Irene Mo
Neal Hill, W. A. Caruthers, John
H. Bills, John W. Caruthers and
C. A. Milier for a charter for the
"Bolivar Trnck Farm."
Flinch, Wrist Bags, Al
bums, Gold Pins, etc., just re
ceived at Hudson's.
At the Methodist Church in
Crainesville Sunday night, Mr.
Mack Reaves and Miss Eupha Mo
Clintock were united in marriage
by Rev. Wesley Wallace, in the
presence of a lr.rge congregation.
The attendants were Messrs. llor
acc Lockrnan and Finley Lockman
and Misses Eva Johnson and Pearl
Polk. The groom is an
enterprising and industrious farm
er of McNairy County and his
bride, a daughter of Mr. W . J.
McClintock, is one of Hardeman's
fairest and most talented ladies.
The Bulletin extends congratula
The Recital at St. Katherine's
Friday evening by Mrs. Cole, as
sisted by Misses Wooden and Ton
kin, was quite enjoyable and highly
appreciated, as was shown by the
hearty applause and numerous en
cores of the audience. The violin
solos by Miss Wooden, and Miss
Tonkin's piano solos were most
artistically rendered. Mrs. Cole's
musical selections, all of which
were played wjthout notes, weie
most difficult and prove that her
summer in New York had not been
wasted. The readings, also by
Mrs. Cole, showed wide range of
eloculionarv ability. "How the
he was unanimously nominated by a
mass meeting of citizens on October
1st, as a candidate on the "Good
Government" ticket for a member
of the city council, but declined to
accept, on account of ineligibility,
having held the position of Chair
man of the County Court of Ilarde
man County until January lait.
The nomination was quite a com
pliment to Dr. Cox, who has only
resided in Fulton it few months,
and shows that the people of
that thriving city are not slow tc
"ALL OUT FOR BOLIVAR!"
Our City to he the Terminus ol an
recognize a meritorious citizen,
Presbytery closed its labors on
Thursday evening of last week.
The meeting was a pleasant and
profitable one to all. The members
of Presbytery expressed their .hear
ty appreciation of the kinduees and
generous hospitality of our people
auJ the following resolution was
uiiauimously adopted by a rising
Resolved, That the Presbytery
of Memphis hereby return its hear
ty thanks to the officers and mem
bers of the Presbyterian Church of
Bolivar for their kindness in ar
ranging for our domfort aud con
venience in the transaction of our
business, and to the good people of
Bolivar for their abounding hospi
tality to us during our stay in their
The next meeting of Presbytery
will be held in April, 1904, at
Stanton, Tenn. An adjourned
meeting will be held in" Memphis
next November, during th . meet
ing of the Synod of 'Tennessee, for
the transaction of some important
A colored young nun, Ben Bard
well, of Memphis, was examined
carefully with a view to the minis
try. He will probably enter col
lege at Tuscaloosa, Ala , this fall.
At that place the Presbyterians
have a flourishing institution for
the training of colored men for the
The following- article ap
peared in the Commercial
Appeal of Tuesday and ,vas
read with much interest and
gratification ly our people:
The northern terminus of
the Mobile, Jackson & Kan
sas C i f 3' Kail road will be at
Bolivar, instead of Jackson,
Tenn. A corps of engineers
in charge of Gapt. A. L.
Dancy left Middleton yester
daT morning to make pre
liminary surveys to Bolivar.
This information was given
to a Commercial Appeal re
porter yesterday by W. II.
llayden, assistant to the pres
ident of the Mobile, Jackson
f Kansas City Railroad Com
pany. Mr. llayden did not
state why Bolivar, instead of
Jackson, had been decided
on as the northern terminus
of the nronoscd road. At
the outset of the enterprise
it was understood that Jack-
son would sret tiu line it ex-
tended from Middleton, a
distance of about peventy-
five miles, and preliminary
surve3Ts for that route had
been made. The distance
from Middleton to Bolivar
is about lift--fivc miles, and
while it was not assigned as
a reason for the change it is
and that about 200 miles of
grading had been finished.
He said also that track lay
ing would begin Fight away
north from Beaumont and
Laurel, and next week the
first track-lay incr would
becin from .Newton south.
The Mobile, Jackson &
Kansas City Railroad taps
the Southern at Middleton,
about seventy-five miles east
of Memphis, and at Bolivar
it will tap the Illinois Cen
tral. It is possible that the
line will eventually be exten
ded from Bolivar to Memphis.
Mr. Hay den went south
over the Illinois Central
La Rue Stakes Were Lost" was as
pathetic as a 4,Matrimonial Exper-
from 1 nomas Dixon s
Leopard Spots,' was humorous.
and the encore, '-Just a Girl,"
brought down the house. The
palms and flowering plants on the
stage and elegant costumes of the
perfomera all combined with the
violin aud piano numbers to make
St. Katherine a School, Bolivar J the scene one ot beauty and enjoy
Ilolel, Cox & Co., Bolivar. raent. '
A ring containing several Keys.
Supposed to have been lost either at
the Episcopal church, or Polk
Cemetery, or between the places
mentioned;. Reward will be paid
for return to Bulletin office.
A black Silk Umbrella, in case,
between Bolivar and my residence.
Reward will be paid for its return
ito me. Mrs. Lacea. E Nailor.
Walter A. Parker, oldest son of
J. A. Parker, was born April 12,
1870, aud died July 8, 1903. He
was only sick about two weeks and
his sufferings were great, but under
the watchful care of his anxious fa
ther and brothers, who were with
him in his last illness and ever
ready and willing to do something
for his relief, he bore his sufferings
with great patience aud fortitude.
Walter had been a member of the
Presbyterian Church for a number
of years, and lived a quiet, peace
ful, christian life uutil his death.
lie leaves a wife and one little son,
besides many relatives aud friends,
to mourn his loss. A kind and af
fectiouate husband and father, a
good citizen and neighbor, the
death of such a ore will be missed.
Our hearts go out in sympathy to
the bereaved family, especially to
little Robert, to whom his father
was so devoted. May he be reared
possible that the distance in P the nurture and admonition
favor of Bolivar had some of the Lor and mfeel m f,hat horne
. . . i , - never again to say farewell,
bearing on the adoption of. J Friend.
the latter point as the termi-j Vildo, Oct. G, 1903.
morning, at 3 o'clock, she peaceful
ly fell asliep "in the arms of Je-.
sua" to awake on mat beautitul
shore, where pain never enters, and
where none shall say good-bye.
'Death chooses a shining mark,"
aud it is indeed true in this in
stance. Sadie possessed a tunny
disposition, unselfish, loving and
obedient. Knowing her as we did,
we can realize what a link is mis
sing from the family chain. The
empty chair at the table and fireside
speak in a language none but those
who have been bereft can under
stand. We cannot know why God
places such heavy burdens upon us,
burdens that'seem almost more than
we can bear; but in His own good
time He will reveal it. He has
said, "in six troubles, I will be with
thee, and in seven I will not forsake
thee," and we know that "He doeth
all things well."
To the dear oues who mourn lit
tle QSadie's death, we extend our
tenderest sympathy, and may we all
be as ready aud willing to meet our
Saviour, is the earnest prayer of
Toone, Tenn., Oct. C, 1903.
Buy your Window Glass,
Putty, Paints, Oils etc.,
from Cox & Co.
All Clothing bought from
me from now until Novem
ber 1st, wUl be kept cleaned,
pressed ami repaired free
until January 1, 1901.
The r.ndersigncd having this day
qualified as administrator of the
estate of Dr. L. M. Bray, all persons
owing said estate will settle with
the undersigned, and all persona
holding claims against the said es
tate will present the same to me for
paymeut duly proven and within
the time required by law, or they
will be forever barred in law and
equity. This Oct. 7, 1903.
G. A. Black, Adni'r.
It was not known whether
or not the people of Harde
man county will be asked to
aid the new road by subscrib
ing stock or donating assets
in the way of land. There
had been no rivalry between
Jackson and Bolivar for the
B Fall and JSJmtar
IJEats arc natu nn lianrl.
Same and sec them,
flailing nils uui i wb. -u, ifuv, -j .
road, and it was accepted as a making her slay oh earth two years, 'atlU fJCt COrrGCt SttjlSS
Ik W. T. Ik
'lie shall gather the Iambs with
His arms and carry them in His
Sunday morning," October 4th,
the death angel entered the home of
Mr. aud Mrs. W, S. Overton and
claimed as its victim their only lit
tle daughter, Sadie Maie. ' Our
darlins" was born Oct. 28, 1900,-
fact that the line would be
extended from Middleton to
eleven months and six days
She had been very ill lor three
weeks. She had the very best of
iinfliA il nliontmn anrl t Vi a Inuintr
Mr. llayacn stated tnat Qro rtf , riovntoli rhar and mnthpr.
rapid progress was bcin'cri-and Darents and kind friends
! made in construction work, but all to no avail and Sunday (Formerly Mrs Dee Hillliouse )