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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh "William3, Editor.
Friday, November 13, 1003.
. Call for Committee Meeting.
The Democratic Execulive Com
mittee of Hardeman County is here
by called to meet iu the courthouse,
in the to-n of Bolivar, on Wednes
day, the 18th day of November.
1903, at 11 o'clock a.m , to attend
to such business as may come be
fore it. Every member of the
Committee will please attend said
meeting. This Nov. 10, 1903.
J. A. Foster, Chairman.
J. A. Wilsok, Jr., Secretary.
Congress convened in extra
sion Monday. Joseph G. Cannon,
of Illinois, was elected Speaker of
the House, a position next in impor
tance aud point of patronage to the
President of the United States.
The vote of the democrats was cast
for John Sharp Williams, of JMis
Bissippi, who will be the minority
leader on the floor of the House.
That Gallant Old Soldier.
Written by "A Confederate" to the Tii-ton Re
cord, of Covington, Tenn.
Below 1 give a letter written in
18G3 in reply to a telegram scut by
a number of gentlemen, who then
possessed a controlling influence in
the counsels of the Democratic
party of this State. Col. Matt C.
Galloway, and a number of promi
nent Democrats addressed a letter
to Gen. Wm. B. Bate urging him to
accept the next nomination of the
Democratic party for governor of
Tennessee to succeed Isbam G. Har
ris, assuring him that if he would
signify his willingness to accept the
nomination he would receive it by a
unanimous vote of the convention.
Wartrace, July 17, 1S63.
4To Messrs. Galloway, Rice, Win
chester, Brown and others:
Gentlemen: In reply to your
telegram of to day, I beg to say
that however flattering the honor
you suggest, and to wThich I am
most sensible, there is a duty that
rises above it. A son of Tennessee
and a Southern soldier, I would feel
dishonored in this hour of trial to
quit the field. No, sirs; while an
armed foe treads our soil, and I can
fire a shot, or draw a blade, I will
take no civic honor. 1 had rather,
amid her misfortunes, be the defend
er than the governor of Tennessee.
Let me exhort to bannony.
W. B. Batk.
This letter speaks for itself. By
simply consenting, Wm. B. Bate
could have honorably retired from
arduous and dangerous service in
the field to accept a position which
carried with it ease and honor and
dignity, with freedom from the
toils of war and the perils of battle
He had not sought the honor thus
offered him and he could have truly
said that he was acting in obedience
to the call of his countrymen.
There is uo question but that if he
had simply been willing to accept
he would have been elected govern
or of Tennessee. He was at the
time broken and shattered with
wounds, and compelled to go upon
crutches. He could not mount his
horse without assistance, or sit in
the saddle without pain. Who
would have blamed him if he had
taken advantage of this opportunity
to find an easy and honorable retire
ment from active service in the
But he did not do it. Live or
die, he would stay with the boys in
trenches, share with them the hard
ships of war, and brave with them
the dangers of the battlefield. And
until the last shot was fired, until
the last Confederate had surrender
ed, until the flag of the Confederacy
was furled for ever, he remained
with the ragged, but heroic soldiers
of the South.
Nevei until the war was over and
there was no longer cause, or op
portunity to draw h'n sword for the
South, or expose his scarred aud
shattered body to the bullets of her
enemies did Wm. B. Bate ask any
civic office at the hands of his
Now we are told that it is about
time for "The old soldier to be put
to sleep." And this plea is made to
induce the people of Tennessee to
kick him out of office in his gray
hairs, and give his place to one who
was older than many a soldier who
died for the South, but who never
shouldered a gun or faced a bullet
in her cause. "The old soldier
must be put to sleep" and the un
combatant must wear his glory and
Well, a great many of "the old
soldiers" have been "put to sleep."
Many of them are sleeping in bloody
graves on the battlefield of the Con
federacy. But there are still some
thousands of them who are not
asleep, and who will not be asleep
in this campaign. For many years
they have been the bone and sinew
of the Democratic party. They not
only faced the dangers of battle,
but they bore the brunt iu the terri
ble days of reconstruction. The
younger men, some of whom now
sneer at them, have as little con
ception of what it waj to be a Dem-
mrt in th flarlr dara that, f r1 1 r u-twl
the close of armed conflict, as they I
have of what it was to be a soldier
when war was flagrant in the land.
Does it not seem a little strange
that the fact that a mart fouzht and
shed his blood for the Confederacy,
should subject him to scornful and'
contemptuous expressions from a
certain class or people Aud has it!
come to pass in Tennessee that a j
man is to be defeated for office!
because he was a Confederate
soldier, and his humiliation made'
the more bitter by electing a man
who could have been, but was not
a Confederate soldier?
The impatience of some ot the
younger men with "The old sol
dier" might be understood if the
soldier element of the country was
monopolizing the offices of the
country. But pueh is not the case.
With the retirement of Maj. James
D. Richardson, Gen. Bate will be
the only man left iu the delegation
from Tennessee to represent the old
Among the public officers at the
State Capitol there are only two out
of a dozen. All over the State most
of the county offices are held by tl.e
younger men. What is there in
this situation to exhaust the pa
tience of the younger men of the
party? Is it asking too much iu
behalf of those who fought and bled
for the South that one just one
of their most heroic leaders shall
continue to represent them iu one
body of the national congress?
M either Gen. Bate nor his friends
have sought to foice such an issue
upon the Democracy of the State.
They have neither asked that he
should be honored solely because of
his Confederate record, nor have
they demanded that Gov. JMcMillin
should be defeated because he did
not enter the Confederate army. For
the list quarter of a century Gov.
McMillm has held office continuous
ly at the hands of the people of
Tennessee. He has had the gen
erous and loyal support of many
thousands of these old soldiers, and
without their aid he would never
have held an office in this State.
He is now making strenuous and
eager efforts to win the soldier vote.
He appears at all Confederate re
unions, aud is lavish in his eulogies
upon the Confederate soldier. He
can find no words tou strong in
praise of those who dared to
shoulder their muskets and peril
their lives iu the Southern cause.
He tells us in his speeches that such
heroes are entitled to the everlast
ing gratitude of their countrymen.
Does Gov. McMilliu think it the
proper way to display such gratitude
by humiliating the most conspicu
ous living leader Tennessee gave to
the Confederacy, and putting iu his
place a man who has contributed
uothiug but clowiui; words to a
Gov. Mullillin's speeches at these
Confederate reunious have invited,
indeed, they have forced comparison
between his action and that of Gen.
Bate, when the South called upon
her sons to meet the invader. Gen.
Bate became a soldier of the Con
federacy on tLe day after the first
shot was fared tit rort Sumpter.
Gov. McMillin suffered the call to
go unheeded until the war was over.
His zeal for the South was reserved
tor Confederate reunions where
there are uo volleys of musketry, or
roar of cannon to iuterrupt the flow
of his eloquence. Gov. McMillin
has been careful to say in all of his
reunion speeches that but for his
youth he, too, would have been a
soldier. There are thousands of
Tennessee boys sleeping in unmark
ed graves on the battlefields ot the
South who were younger lhau Gov.
McMillin. Thos. B. Turley and he
were born the same year, 1845, and
Mr. Turley served four years, aud
was twice wounded in the Confeder
ate army. Gov. McMillin was six
teen years old, which was full mili
tary age in both armies, wheu the
war was half over, aud when the
fortunes of the Confederacy were
hanging in the balance. He was
twenty years old when the war
dosed, which was the ae of Gen.
Bate when he came out of the Mex
ican war. A man who was too
young to fight for the Confederacy
at eighteen and twenty, would pro
bably have considered himself as
still too young at twenty-five or
thirty; The truth is that Gov. Mc
Millin was attending college pre
paring to enter upon a political ca
reer as soon as the war was over.
Gen. Bate has deserved as well cf
his State iu the Senate as he did in
the field. His ability, his iutegrity
of character, his unfailiug sympathy
with the masses of people,his faith
ful adherence to the true principles
of Democracy have won for him the
respect aud confidence of all classes
of people. His worst enemies pay
tribute to the stainlessuess of his
character. When euch a man as
this is presented a9 practically the
last representative ol the old guard
of the Confederacy, who will ever
ask for any high office from the
people of Tennessee, what answer
will the people give? For when
Wm. B. Bale passes from the scene
no "old soldier" will ever disturb
the ambitious dreams of the aspiring
politicians who were "too young to
go in the army."
"e have recently opened in con
nection with our Soda Fountain an
Oyster Parlor, aud will
Oysters in any style day or night, j
also Coffee aud Chocohte. Only
white trade solicited. Respectfully.
U Yi . HW JaLJL JL JL
WINTER STYLES CLOAKS AND SKIRTS.
oue week longor we .will, sell our
Men's $1.75 Corduroy Trousers "at $1.38.
December Butterick Fashion Sheets just received.
Negro in The South.
A white woman physician in the
Alabama black belt writes under the
above startling title, a bold and
brainy article that is a notable feat-1
ure of Good Housekeeping for No
vember. The writer, Ellen Barrett
Ligon, is a Mobile doctor, and by
long experience in country and
town, and by wide personal observa
tion, knows the negro question in
all its aspects. Dr. Ligon says:
"In order to be fair in this matter,
the justice must be done the South
of understanding aud believing its
true attitude toward the negro, also
of understanding the real dangers
that threaten. The Southerner has
no antipathy for the negro as a hu
man being or an individual; he
merely declines to take him as a
social equal. The South does not
drive the negro population from its
towns, does not refuse work to auy
negro who wains work, nor food to
those who are hungry. The South
makes allowances for the negroes in
feriorities, has a real affection for
many of its colored citizens, loves
and cares for the faithful old servi
tors, has genuine respect for negro
families who conduct themselves
well, and is glad to see the prosperi
ty of negro institutions and in
dividuals. The South would see
the negro self-respecting, capable,
ambition, establishing social grades
and positions in his own circles, to
be attained only by worthiness, by
personal dignity, by learning, or
The writer then goes on to an
swer the question, "Is there to be
no chance for the negro to rise, no
matter what his excellence?" Cer
tainly. Would it be nothing to him
to have the respect of the world; to
be a great leader in his own race; to
be a professor in his own colleges,
to be an able business mar, own a
beautiful home", earn luxuries of
life; hare his own theaters, picture
galleiies and libraries, as he has
already his own schools and church
es? That is the kind of race pride
which should be developed in him,
and not the idea that he doeu't
amount to anything till he can as
sociate with the whites. The tiger
probably has no humiliating
not having been
Later 'in the article Mrs. Ligon
presents boldly the white woman's
peril in the following words: Let
all the world listen while the South
calls on you to hear: The white
woman is the coveted desire of the
negro man. The despoiling of the
white woman is his chosen
The white woman must be saved!
The vital point in the race question
to-day is the safety of the Southern
white woman, aud all the helpless
ness of womanhood appeals to the
manhood of the world to protect
her with every possible safeguard.
"Social equality" is 'battering oa
the walls that protect her, a id for
what purpose? To make a breach
where the negro may climb up and
over. Aud who is to be helped by
this invasion? Not the negro, for
it puts him in a false position, and
the white race will certainly be no
better for the mixture.
All philanthropical claims can be
. full? met mentally aud morally
without taking lhe negro, even the
be6(. negr0j into the home circle,
It makes no difference that social
equality ia asked for only those who
Li J JL Vr k7 O
haue just rcceiucti same
exquisite Tailar made Elaaks
and Skirts tlie ucru latest fash
ions. Special prices an all lines
Ladies' heavy Tailor made Skirts in blue,
grays, all sizes, real value
Ladies' Cloaks, latest New York styles, j
at extremely low prices.
Auto Coats, dust and wind proof, a swell
garment. Black only. The most ser
viceable Ion g. Cloak made for 5 oo.
Misses' Reefer Jackets in all shades, very
cheap at 1.5o.
The social recognition
of one good yegro stimulates in
thousands of black devils resent
ment at not being similarly treated,
; and rouses them to freshinsults and
outrages aimed at the Southern
white woman. Negro equality is a
theory; negro : outrages and insults
resulting from the inculcation of
the doctrine of equality are hideous
Nice new assortment of
Calicos, all of which we offer
at 5 cents per yard.
Nice smooth yard-wide
Domestic at o cents per yard.
We also have a nice and
well selected stock of Hats,
Caps, Gloves, Pants and
Heavy Fleeced Underwear.
The best brand of Shoes
on the market Peter's brand
can't be beat'. They are
known as satisfaction givers.
We also carry a well selec
ted and fresh stock of Groce
ries, on which we guarantee
prices and quality.
P, F. Wilkinson & Sons
(Don't foiget that we buy
everything and pay best mar
Doesn't Respect Old Age.
It's shameful when youth fails to
show proper respect for old ace,
but just the contrary iu the case of
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They
cut off maladies no matter how ee
vere and irrespective of old age.
Dyspepsia, Jaundice, Fever, Con
stipation all yield to this perfect
Pill. 25c, at Cox & Co's.
A Runaway Bicycle,
Terminated with an ugly cut on
the leg of J. 1J. Orner, Franklin
Grove, 111. It developed a stubborn
ulcer unyielding to doctors aud
remedies for four years.. Then
Bucklen's Arnica falve cured. It's
just as good for Burns, Scalds, Skin
.Eruptions and Piles 25c, at Cox
& Co's Drug Store
Beautiful Clear Skies.
Herbine exerts a .direct influence
on the bowels, liver and kidneys,
puiifying and strengthening these
organs, and maintaining them in a
normal condition of health; thus re
moving a common cause of yellow,
iuothy, greasy skin and more or
lefcs of pimples, blotches and black
beads. 50u at Cox & Co's.
The Best Remedy lor Uroup.
From the Atchison, Ken., Daily Globe.
This is the season when the
woman who knows the best reme
dies for croup is in demand in every
neighborhood. One of the most
terrible things in the. world is to be
awakened in the middle of the
night by a whoop from one of the
children. The croup remedies are
almost as sure to be lost, in case of
croup, as a revolver is sure to be
lost iu case of burglars. There
used to be an old fafhioned remedy
for croup, known as hive syrup and
tolu, but some modern mothers say
that Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
is better, and does not cost so much.
It causes the patient to "throw up
the phlegm" quicker, and gives
relief in a shorter time. Give this
remedy as soon as the croupy cough
appears and it will prevent the at
tack. It never fails and is pleasant
and safe to take. For sale by Cox
& Co., Bolivar; Bailey & Aldridge,
JACOB KAHN, President
Jtl RTCl 6tllRH
JNO. V. WRIGHT, Cashier.
A. Foster, J. M. Avent, J. A. Barrett, R. M. Redfearn, G. A. Black, Jr., E. L. Boyle,
A. S. Anderson, D. M. McAnulty, J. S. Falls, Felix Pope, J. J. Neely, Jno. V. Wright,
Jacob Kahn, S. II. Jones, R. C. Wilkinson.
WranSacU a i&cnetal Mankind c&uSineM.
on imaw'id MtvaunU.
when you miili to Sell
cjf mil on uS. Spetff 6afely fotecaulion
fundi cnttuSied to u6.
G. T. INGRAM, President.
State Depository z
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.
A majority of our stock is owned and the Bank is controlled by home business men.
We have a fire-proof brick vault, in which we have a solid steel safe, with steel
burglar chest, with time lock attachment.
Member of the American Bankers' and of the Tennessee Bankers' Associations.
Insured against bmglaiy.
Special attention given to collections and remittances made promptly at lowest rates.
YOUK 13 .YIN It nUSINKSS SOLICITED.
DIRECTORS G. T. Ingram, H. W. Tate, W. T. Anderson, G. M. Savage, Jno. P. Douglas, Jno. L.
Mitchell, W. C. Dorion.
OUR STOCKS 0F-
Women's Suits, Wraps,
Waists, Furs and Fabrics
Are now complete. They reveal to a high
degree the style tendencies of the season of
1903-04, and are more nearly perfect than
any assortment we have heretofore shown.
We conduct :sn extensive mail order business,
send samples on receipt of request, and exe
cute commissions for people from a distance,
promptly and accurately.
B; LOWENSTEI1T & BROS.,
We have bought the interest of Mr. G. M. Savage in the
Livery business, and desire
will continue to keep first
rates. We hope to merit
patronage accorded the old
I have recently bought and refitted the Estes Gin,
near the railroad, and am prepared to gin Cotton and
grind Corn on short notice. First class work and
satisfaction guaranteed. Public patronage respect
I will continue to pay the highest market price for
Cotton Seed. JOHN REDD.
County Savings Bank.
H CAPITAL, $60,000.00
Barrett, R. M. Redfearn, G.
hen nou wtih
a Jfole, orjvlien you
tmiii hvAincM An fi cited .
W. C. D0RI0N, Cashier.
Stock Xfiid in,
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits,
to inform the public that we
class turnouts at reasonable
a continuation of the liberal
firm, for which we return!
I. M. EMERSON & SONS.
J. M. AVENT, Vice-President
L. M. LEE, Cashier.
:Grand J unction, Tenn.
miSh to Sorrow Jtlon-
uSed for protection of
JNO. L. MITCHELL, Ass't Cashier.
j The undersigned having this day
.qualified as administrator of the
je6tateofT. P. Pulliam, reeeaued,
all persons owing eaid estate will
j settle with me aud all persons hold
ing claims against said estate will
present them to the undersigned for
payment, duly proven and within
the time required by law, or they
will be forever barred in law and
equity. This Nov. 3, 1903.
V. II. Rose, Administrator.
Having this day suggested the
insolvency of the estate of Martha
J. Hull, deceased, to the County
Court of Hardeman County, Teun.,
all persons having claims against
said eslate are notified to appear
and file the same with the County
Court Clerk, duly authenticated,
in the manner prescribed by law,
on or before the 4th day of May,
1904. This Nov. 3, 1903.
W. J.Lamb, Executor.
Valuable Land for Sale in
the 17th Civil District.
180 acres, adjoining the
lands of Calvin West; well
timbered, fine farming land,
all fresh, never been worked.
Also about One Hundred
acres of timbered lands near
the above tract one of the
best timbered tracts in the
Jbor further information
call on It. E. Durrett.
Jno. H. Bills.
Valuable Land for Sale.
1G0 acres, known as Wash
Cheshier place; good houses
140 acres, known as Kay
place, adjoining above; well
39G acres, known as Enoch
Sain place, upon which is
fine white oak and post oak
timber, and red oak; also a
good t .vo story house.
The above lands are locat
ed iu the 7th Civil District.
Will sell for cash or one half
cash, balance in one and two
years. R. E. Durrett,
Adm'r Est. D. E. Durrett.