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Commencing at the hour of 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 vorth 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 our fair
County, will be glad to see and serve you. j4hmjixjix
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.
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 hest quality Calico at 4 cents per yard.
Enough Brown Domestic to fence in Hardeman and part of Chester County, at 5c. per yard.
We have just received and openecr-a solid car load of Shoes, the largest shipment ever made to
a retail house over the Illinois Central Railroad between St. Louis and Bolivar, the superi
or qiiiility and low price of which muddle the brains of out-classed competitors.
One thousand pair 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 Boys' 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 of Comforts, old price 2.00 to 2.50, now 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 Coats, Slickers, Rubbers, etc., at greatly reduced prices.
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TO THE FARMERS
What success we have attained in business is largely due to your liberal pat
ronage and loval support. To sav that we appreciate it is true, and in order to
l",Prove our appreciation, we will pay you the top of the market price for all of
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bt&.-. 111 ..usfflgr able to pav one hundred thousand dollars. We want ten thousand bales Cotton
MiSs2?' for Eastern spinners and ten car loads of Cotton Seed. Be sure and consult us
before selling either your Cotton or Seed.
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When you Visit Bolivar, don't fail to call at
J. A. BARRETT'S, The Home of Bargains.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telkphoxk No. 17.
We are authorized to announce
T. F. Bishop as a candidate for
Trustee of Hardeman Couuty, sub
ject to the action of the Democratic
Miss Sara McNeai returned to
Mr. Lytle Bringle, of Toone,
was in town Tuesday.
Dr. Hudson and family spent
Sunday in Whiteville.
Miss Susie Black is teaching
for Mrs. Pitser Miller this week.
Miss Rose Norment returned
to Whiteville the first of the week.
Mr. Joe Sammons, of Shawnee,
Okla., is here on a visit to relatives.
I am prepared to make nice Dress
es. Prices reasonable. Satisfaction,
guarjnteed. Mrs. Julia Martix.
Mr. W. T. Smith and wife, of
Toone, were in the city Tuesday
Mr. S. II. JoneB has returned
from a visit to relatives in East
Mrs. M. J. Farley, of White
ville, is visiting the family of Mr.
W. J. Redd,
Try one of Cox & Co's
Mr. Robert Lewis, of New
York, is visiting his sister, Mrs.
Mrs. Robert II. Jones, of
Aberdeen, Miss., is a guest of Mrs.
Iudson is receiving his
Miss Whiteside, of Chattanoo
ga, is visiting her relative, Mrs.
C. M. Wellous.
Capt. C. M.Wellons will leave
next Tuesday on his annual fall
trip to Arkansas.
Mrs. A. E. Hudson, of. Mid-
dleton, is visiting the family of
.Mr. James A. Foster.
Cards are out announcing the
celebration of Mr. aud Mrs. T. M.
Moore's crystal wedding on the
ilrs. M. S. Lewis left Tuesday
evening for Elizabeth, N. J., ac
companied by her sister, Miss F.
Beautiful line of goods,
suitable for presents for
young and old at Hudson's.
Dr. W. I. Gates and his beau
tiful little daughter, Mildred, of
Whiteville, visited Bolivar Wed
nesday. Neely Fulgham. oldest child of
John Fulgham, of Crainesville,
died at his home in McNairy
County Thursday. Deceased was a
brother of Mrs. Nat Iluddleston, of
Mrs. Lou Coleman has taken
Miss Frank Smith's house for the
present, and Miss Katharine Neely,
A'ho has been quite ill for weeks at
the Western Hospital, has been
Buy your Window Glass,
Putty, Paints, Oils etc.,
from Cox & Co.
A full attendance of the mem
bers of Bolivar Camp No. 30,
Woodmen of the World, is earnest
ly desired next Tuesday night.
Business of importance is to be
Prof. J. C. Drennan, Assistant
Superintendent of the Anti-Saloon
League of Tennessee, delivered a
fine lecture in the MethodistChurch
Sunday uight to a large audience.
A subscription of about $30.00 was
contributed to assist the League in
continuing its work.
Flinch, Wrist Bags, Al
bums, Gold Pins,etc, just re
ceived at Hudson's.
Mr. W. C. Green and Miss
Eddie Cross were married at the
Western Hospital Wednesday morn-
irg, Rev. J. M. Scott, of the Metho
dist Church officiating. Mr. Green
is one of the most popular attaches
of the above mentioned institution
and his bride is a charming- lady,
formerly of Whiteville. The Bul
letin exteuds congratulations.
Bring your Cross Ties to
us we will pay you the
highest market price.
Sammons & Son.
This has been an unusual year
for apple raising in Hardeman
County. Quite a number have sent
to the Bulletin" office samples of
the second crop, the -finest and
largest variety so far received being
brought in by Mr. T. A. Parran, of
Bolivar. But, Mr. William Kear
ney breaks the record he informs
us that be Las a third crop of apples.
We are prepared to serve
Hot Lunches, Coffee and Oys
ters in every style, and invite
the public to call on us.
Sammons & Son.
The clever artists of the Payne
Remedy Company, who have been
giving free exhibitions for the past
two weeks ou the vacant lot adjoin
ing the Bolivar Hotel, will close
their engagement here Saturday
night. Those of our citizens who
have failed to hear them should take
advantage of the opportunity.
They will be entertained, and with
out cost. Attractive features have
been reserved for the wind uj..
A mass meeting of the citizens
of Bolivar was held in the court
house Thursday afternoon of last
week to show the friendly attitude
of our people toward the Mobile,
Jackson & Kansas City Railroad,
upon the completion of a survey for
the extension of the road from
Middleton to Bolivar. Dr, II. W.
Tate was elected chairman and ex
plained the object of the meeting.
The following committee wa9 ap
pointed to draft resolutions aud
confer with the officials of said road:
G. T. Ingram, Dr. S Dickson, II.
E. Carter, Jerome Hill, G. A. Mil
ler. We always carry a com
plete and well selected stock
of Staple and Fancy Groce
ries, and sell at the very
lowest living prices.
Sammons & Son.
The officials of the Mobile,
Jackson and Kansas City Railroad
visited Memphis Tuesday and were
interviewed by a Commercial Ap
peal reporter. From this interview
we learn the following: That the
route via Bolivar to Kansas City is
at least 100 miles nearer than any
other, hence it now seems that Bol
ivar is the best point to cross the
Illinois Central; that Jackson, was
considered as a crossing poiut, but
later surveys have established the
fact that the Bolivar route will
save mileage; that there is no doubt
about the new road entering Bolivar
as now contemplated; that the new
road' has actually been constructed
for a distance of 221 miles, between
Mobile, Ala., and Middleton,
Tenn., and that most of the con
struction work now being - done is
from Ilattiesburg, Miss., north and
south. The contract for the entire
Hue has been let to a Memphis
We have just received an
immense line of the celebrated
"Washington Cutlery ." Call
on us when you need a good
Pocket Knife nr H.n7.nr
1 Cox & Co.
MEMPHIS TO U0LIVAR.
New Electric Railroad Projected by
On Monday wlnu the Shelby
Couuty Cou't convenes it will re
ceive a petition from the Memphis
& Bolivar Ititcrurban Railroad
Company asking for the right of
way through part of Shelby county
north of the city of Memphis. At
the same time articles of incorpora
tion will be filed in the county
register's office setting out the in
tents and purposes of the proposed
company. Senator M. B. Norfleet
is the legal adviser of the new cor
poration and will look after the
interests of the petition when it is
presented to the Couuty Court.
Later on the County Court of
Hardeman couuty will receive a
similar petition asking for the right
of way through certain parts of that
It is the purpose of the new
company lo build an electric line of
railroad from Memphis to Bolivar,
Tenn. In the course of construction
the road will pass through a num
ber of important towns aud will
reach the thickest populated districts
in this section of the State. It will
bui'd its own power house, and in
addition to using its current for the
purpose of operating cars it will
also place it on the market to be
used in private residences along the
line, aud will also be sold to towns
and municipalities for the purpose
of street and public lighting.
The greatest secrecy has been
observed by the promoters of the
scheme, and beyond the fact that a
majority of the people interested
are local capitalists the details of
the orgauizatiou are not known.
Senator Noifloet who . has looked
after the legal interests of the con
cern was not disposed to discuss
the matter yesterday, and seemed
much di&eoncerlud at the idea that
the purposes of the company had
become public property. He was
asked to give some information
concerning the company and the
gentlemen behind it, . but refused
flatly lo discuss the proposed plans.
He stated that the corapauy, he
represented, was not prepared to
make any statement and that the
plans 'were not sufficiently matured
for it. "It was our intention to
withhold the information you ask
until we had Becured the company
a charter and our petition had been
filed in the Couuty Court, and I
cannot understand how any informa
tion concerning our projects has
become public." Senator Norfleet
admitted, however, that there was
such a company as the one mention
ed above and that an application for
a charter and a petition asking for
the right of way would be filed on
Monday. He said further that the
gentlemen represented in the com
pany were amply able to carry out
the plans and purposes of the or
ganization and had been contem
plating building the road for nearly
a year. The necessity for such
a line is said to be due to the present
imperfect facilities for reaching
Bolivar and the time that is lost iu
making such a trip. A second
reason advanced is the urgent need
that people find, living in the thick
ly populated districts immediately
north and northeast of Memphis,
and the third aud final reason ad
vanced is that the city of Memphis
has made such prodigous strides
within the last three years that
people living out of the city are
anxious to be brought more closely
in touch with the people here.
The appearance of the interurban
systems ot the East and Middle
West are the direct results of rapid
The necessity of frequent inter
change of visits between the city
man and the man of the suburbs has
made it necessary to find a quicker
method of transportation than that
furnished by the railroads. While
the territory proposed to be covered
by the new interurban line lies be
tween two lines of railroid, the
time schedules of each make it
necessary lo lose more than a day in
making the trip to the city. It is
frequently the case that a resident
of the district has to transact busi
ness in the city which will occupy
but a if boi t time. He can complete
the matter before him iu a few
minutes, but he has to spend the
entire day before he can return
home. The schedule of the pro
posed road will be such that a trip
of this character can be made in a
short space of time. There are
other reasons advanced by Senator
Norfleet why ihe road will prove a
profitable investment. He 6ays
that there are a great mai.y men of
wealth in the city who would enjoy
owning a suburban home, situated
in this section, because it is the
most fertile and at the same time
the most attractive part of Shelby
county. They have not invested iu
this section because it is impossible
of access, and to drive in and out
would require too much time. The
building of such a roa ', he says,
will bring upon the market valuable
real estate, which will quadruple in
value within a year.
It is understood that the County
Cou"t is going to pursue a liberal
policy with Buch corporations, be
causj they tend to build up the
cojuty and to attract people here
f;o:n other sections
This is the third proposition to
D tild electric lines in the county
within the last three mouths, and
n, each instance the company filing
the petition has been in the course
of organization for several months.
It is a practical indication not only
to local business men, but to the
world at large of the immense
growth of the city withiu the past
few years. The Memphis Street
Iiailroad Company is now making
arrangements to extend its tracks
into the New South Memphis section.
From a small settlement of possibly
1,500 residents this part of the city
has grown to such au extent that it
has been necessary to operate a line
of "carriages to the manufacturing
center of Greater Memphis. With
this line being extended, with the
new street railway building iuto the
eastern sectious, with the Memphis
Tractiou Company building au in
terurban line to Germantown and
Collierville, and with the Mem
phis & Bolivar Interurbau Company
reaching practically over two
counties, the progress can be seen
at once Such enterprises could not
thrive, even on paper,, unless the
business possibilities were such as
to warrant their existence. The
demands have become imperative of
late and ihe capital of Memphis,
assisted by that of outside capitalists,-
is making possible the big
enterprises that have come before
the public within the past few
months. Commercial Appeal.
The dust is just awful.
The dry weather is keeping
wheat and other grain from being
sown, and that which has been
sown cannot come up.
Hon. T. D. Prewitt, our popular
County Clerk, was in town Monday.
Cotton and seed are coming iu
pretty lively, despite the decline in
Maj. S. II. Jones, our affable
Circuit Clerk, was shaking hands
with the boys Monday.
Mrs. R. W. Sneed has been on
the sick list for the past two weeks,
but we are glad to state is better.
We are glad lo see Mr. Gailher
Smith out again
Wonder who will be our new ex
press agent. -Hope he will prove
as acceptable as his predecessor.
Mr. L. M. Lee takes charge of
the new Bank on the first as cashier.
Mr. lleese Porter, of Ashland,
Miss., contemplates buying a resi
dence and moving here. He will
be gladly welcomed.
Mr. J. R. Bryant is putting a
brick vault iu the Bank building.
Mr. Moorman McAnulty, of
Hickory Valley, was in town Tues
day. If you want to know who the
handsomest widower in our city is,
ask our postmistress.
From indications, we would not J
be surprised at the announcement
of a duel with hat pins between two
of our fair sex. For further infor
mation apply to the milliner.
I will attend the following place,
at the limes mentioned below, for
the purpose of collecting Taxes for
the year 1903.
Poll Taxes, under the new law, if
not paid will become delinquent on
the first Monday in January, 1904
except where the Tax payer pays a
property Tax also in which .case the
Poll Tax will not become delinquent
until March tlst. Pay your Poll
Tax before Jan. 1st, and save costs.
Crainesville, District No. 13, Monday, Nov. 2nd.
Siler'e Store, District Xo. 18, Tuesday, Nov. 3rd.
Teague, District Xo. 16, Wednesday, Nov. 4tn.
Toone, District No. 15, Thursday, Nov. 5th.
Hickory Valley, District No. 2, Friday, Nov. 6th.
Whiteville, District No. 4, Saturday, Nov. 7th.
Tocahontas, District No. 19, Monday, Nov. 9th.
Middleton, Disti ict No. 11, Tuesday, Nov. 10th.
Hollywood, District No. 17, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Saulsbury, District No. 10, Thursday, Nov. 12th.
Grand Junction, District No. 1, Friday, Nov. 13.
Middleburg, District No. 20, Monday, Nov. !6th.
New Castle, Distr-ct No. 3, Tuesday, Nov. 17th.
C'aruthers,' District No. 5, Wednesday, Nov. IS.
R. N. Mitchell;""
Trustee Hardeman Co.
To Cure a Cold in one Day
Take Laxative Bromo Qui line Tab
lets All druggists refund the mon
ey if it fails to cure. E.W. Grove's
siguature is on each box. 25c.
For a pleasant physic take Cham
berlain'a Stomach and Liver Tablets.
Easy to take. Pleasaut in effect.
For sale by Cox & Co., Bolivar;
Bailey & Aldridge, Saulsbury.
You Know what You are Taking
When you lake Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic because the formula is
plainly printed ou every bottle
showing that it is simply Iron and
Quinine in a tasteless form. No
cure, no pay. 50c.
I am now "offering for sale some nice
Pigs from my herd of Registered
Poland China Hogs. If you want
something that is bred right and at the
right price, come and see or write
J. P. MITCHELL.
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m Xotarv Pnhlir,. $
Office In Bank of Bolivar. Bolivar, Tenn.