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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 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 fVfr Trnrvun Oir rnrnJnc: tfifQ wcnn r.rc yrefor thurx pxipt crA will nrrms unhnt xAeA
interest and enthusiasm and add new laurels to Barrett's unquestioned and triumphant leader-
ship. 1 he tall season is now open in earnest and iinds 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 elsevhere. 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. t i 1 1 j i'i 1 -jz m -jx t x m x -ji j:
TV 11 thousand yards best quality Calico. at 4 cents per yard.
Enough Brown Domestic to fence in Hardeman and p:rt of Chester County, at 5c. per yard.
W e have just received and opened 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 quality 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
lactone price. .
One hundred dozen suits Men's Underwear (order placed with the mills last February) worth
$2.00 yjer 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, Kubbers, etc., at greatly reduced prices.
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.
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What success we have attained in business is largely due to your liberal pat-
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ronage ana ioTai suj)porL. xo say inai we appreciate it is true, anu in oruer to
si iProve our appreciation, we will pay you the top of the market price for all o
jfyour Cotton and Cotton Seed. Last year we paid out sixty thousand dollars t
iSthe farmers of Hardeman County for Cotton alone, and this year we hope
rslifr' able to pay one hundred thousand dollars. We want ten thousand bales Cotton
for Eastern spinners and ten car loads ot Cotton beed. Je sure and consult us
before soiling either your Cotton or Seed.
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ji v When you Visit Bolivar, don't fail to call atviv
J. A. BAKBETT'S, The Home of Bargains.
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Progress? Telephone No. 17.
We are authorized to announce
T. F. Bishop as a candidate for
Trustee of Hardeman County, sub
ject to the action of the Democratic
i Caj.ere, Fannie Eleston, Edith
Wellnian. Honorable mention list:
Louise Bontlli, Elizabeth Calder,
Lelia Coyle, Maria Cooper, lone
! Humphreys, Sophia Hyatt, Kath
I arine Joyner. Rosa Savage, Terrell
(Smith, Margaret Hudson.
Beautiful line of goods,
suitable ' for presents for
young aud old at Hudson's.
A revival service will begin at
the Haptiet Church next Sunday,
conducted by Evangelist W. E.
Neill, of Texas, The public is cor
dially invited to attend all services.
Dr. C. M. Stewart and wife, of
Memphis, were guests of Dr. Doug
las at the Western ETospital l3t
week. Dr. Stewart is Superinten
dent of the Shelby County Insane
The Progress Telephone Com
pany will hoom ifsue a :new directo
ry, the copy for same boing already
in the hands of the printer. All
who desire to get their names on
this directory should s ubscribe for
'phones at once.
Mr. Lvtle Cringle and family,
who have been making their home
lor a little more than a. year past at
Toone, have moved bsick -to Cov
ington, and will again, make their
home here. Mr. iiringle has ac
cepted a position as si lesman with
the Covington Supply Company.
Mr. F. W. Taylor and Miss
Maggie Tiller were married in
Jackson last Saturday. The groom,
we learn, is a rising young business
man of Jackson, witl a promising
future, and the bride, who was born
and reared in Bolivar, is a lady of
refinement culture and beauty. The
happy couple have the best wishes
of many friends here.
Flinch, Wrist Bags, Al-
died at his home near Bolivar Sun-!uul"0 A i""
day. ; ceived at IIudsoij s.
Miss Emma Wheeler,, one of. Mr. J. W. Samn io-sw and Miss
the 9th district's most beautiful and Tennie Smith were u nited in mar
nnnular vountr ladies, was in the i riage Wednesdav afternoon at the
Miss Frances Stuart, of Fulton,
spent Sunday in the city.
Oscar Sparkman, of Hickory
Valley, wa9 in town Monday.
Mr. W. D. Wilson, of Jackson,
visited relatives here Sunday.
Mr. L. S. llazlegrove of Cov
ington, is here on a visit to rela
Dr. and Mrs. B. V. Hudson
are attending the Methodist Confer
ence at Fulton.
fLeave your orders for nice,
home grown, crisp Celery with C.
John V. Wright spent several
days in Grand Juuctiou ou business
Miss Mag Dorion has returned
from a pleasant vi?it of several
days to Memphis friends.
Mrs. Campbell and Mrs. Maie
Prewitt, of Hickory Valley, visited
our city Monday afternoon.
Mr. Edward Fish, an old aud
respected citizen of this county,
Rev. J. M. Scott left Wednes
day morning for Fulton to attend
Conference. While there he will
be the guest of Dr. Cor.
His many friends will be glad to
learn that Hardin Wilson has re
turned to Bolivar. He has accept
ed the depot agency here.
Mr. S. S.Scott, of the Priuceton,
(Ky.) Leader, came down yesterday
to assist his father in packing up,
preparatory to their departure from
home of the bride in Toone, Rev.
W. S. Cochrane olliciating. The
happy event W3S witnessed by sev
eral friends, a few a ttending from
Bolivar. Mr. and Ilrs. Sammons
left the following da- for Shawnee,
Oklahoma, their future home, fol
lowed by the best wishes of numer
ous friends in Hardeman County.
The Bulletin has renewed
clubbing arrangements "with the
Weekly Commercial Appeal and
will continue to offer both papers
one year for one dollar. In addi
tion, this entitles the subscriber to
a guess at the Memphis cotton re-
Following is the honor roll at ' ceipts, and handsome prizes are of
St. Katharine's School: Florence ' fered to those who are successful
The earlier the guess is sent in the
larger the prize. We will also con
tinue to offer the Bulletin and the
Home and Farm both one year for
Mrs. John A. McKinnie has
one of the most beautiful collec
tions of flowers in Bolivar. She
delights in their culture, knows a
good variety and will have only the
bet. The writer had the pleasure
of viewing her -flowers this week.
In addition to violets and roses,
the superior of which no florist
owns, she has a large and valuable
collection of magnificent chrysan
themums, including the George W.
Childs, Major Bonafon, Iliggin
botham, Henry Robertson, Nevius,
Bride, Snowball, Louis Boheman,
Alphns Hardy and Pearl of Lion
aise, in pink, white, red, lemon and
Mrs. Bills entertained a few of
her friends at her lovely home on
Thursday, in her inimitable way,
the occasion being her birthday.
The hours were passed in pleasant
conversation and reminiscences of
ye olden time" and in listening to
bright, harmonious music. The
performers were representatives of
four generations. One of the se
lections, a French song, by little
Evelyn Tate, was very much ap
plauded. It was with regret that
the guests were warned by the
lengthening shadows that it was
time to depart.
The Dunlap Springs, situated
three and a half miles south of Bol
ivar, were first opened to the pub
lic as a resort and watering place in
1851, at which time the grounds
were well improved and a number
of cabins built thereon. The vir
tues of the five mineral springs
became generally known through
out this section, and attracted many
visitors. The . houses and cabins
were destroyed during the civil war
and no attempt was made to im
prove the premises until about 1897,
when H. B. Paul purchased the
property and made extensive and
valuable improvements, and opened
the springs as a pleasure and health
resort to the public. In 1900, the
springs were incorporated under the
laws of Tennessee. The property
has been lately purchased by a num
ber of citizens of Bolivar from the
previous owntr, and will hereafter
be managed by them under the firm
name of the Dunlap Springs Com
health. He was a man of great
en3rgy aud industry, of good
judgment and of decided convictions.
He was true and loyal to his friends,
honorable and upright iu his deal
ings. He had opinions, and he
never hesitated to express them.
When he became convinced of the
justness of a cause, nothing could
He was born in Abbeville County,
S. C, January 15, 1830, and was a
direct descendant of the Calhoun
family, a house of noble nineage
that added fame aud lustre to South
Carolina's history. When eighteen
years of age he immigrated to Ten
nessee and settled iri' Fayette County
where he engaged iu farming. In
18G5 he moved to Hardeman County
and purchased a large farm not far
from Middleburg, upon which he
lived until his death. Iu 1857 he
married Miss Ellen Morrow, also a
descendant of the Calhoun family,
who died in lS80,lcaving 2 children,
W. M. Matthews, a merchant of
Middleburg and a prominent citizen
of our county, and Mrs. Jennie
Barnes. Iu 1881 Mr. Matthews
married Miss Fanuie Campbell, who
with the above mentioned children
The remains were buried at Beth
any graveyard Mouday, the funer
al services being conducted by Rev.
J. L. Hunter, of the Methodist
Church, of which deceased had
been a member for many years.
property in the
Facts About Bolivar and Hardeman
Death of Joseph A. Matthews.
Joseph A. Matthews died at his
home, several miles west of
Bolivar, Sunday, November 8th.
Deceased had been coufined to his
The Commercial Appeal of Suu
day contained a write-up ol Bolivar
aud Hardeman County, from which
we make the following extracts:
Freight shipments received at
Bolivar during the past year, $17,
235. Freight forwarded for same,
Express receipts, 3,500.
Ticket sales aud passenger busi
The city's corporation property
consists of 13 miles of plank side
walk, 1000 feet of gravel walk, 2,
500 feet of brick pavement.
Total taxable property, $325,000.
A public school building, valued
at $10,000, with 150 pupils enrolled.
St. Katharine's School, only
youug ladies seminary in West
Tennessee, established 1881, owned
and controlled by Episcopal church,
property valued at 30,000, with an
attendance of 100 pupils.
The county has a scholastic popu
lation of 9000, a total enrollment of
6,385. The echcol property used
by the 60 white schools is valued at
28,300. During the past scho
lastic year the county paid out for
the maintenance of public schools,
$20,119.97, of which amount $17,-
valuation of all
county, not in
cluding railroads and telephones,
amounts to $2,143,336.
The assessed value of the 74
miles of railroad in the county is
The county has 393 miles of tele
graph lines valued at $17,704 and
about 200 miles of telephone lines
valued at $12,000.
In 1902 the couuty produced 16,
599 bales of cottou, representing a
value of 589,955, while the seed
from the same product amounted to
JUST WHAT YOU NEED.
bed for some time and for years 000 were paid to teachers in uala
prior to his death had been in feeble ries.
The Hardeman County Teachers'
Association is hereby called to con
vene at the courthouse in Bolivar,
at 10 o'clock a.m., Saturday, Nov.
21st, 1903. This call is made upon
the urgent request of the County
Superintendent and a number of
teachers. This will be a very im
portant business meeting, as ques
tions of vital interest will come up
for action. I therefore especially
urge every teacher in Hardeman
County who is at all interested in
his or her welfare to be present.
When I say "important business" I
mean all the term implies to each
and every teacher in this county.
Don't, therefore, excuse yourself on
account of distance or other busi
ness. After the business meeting,
the following program will be car
"The Tkachek's Like."
1. His Professional Life Gener
al discussion led by Superintendent
D. E. Bishop. Sub-topics under
this discussion are qualification,
professional enthusiasm aud duties.
2. Political General discussion
led by Ernest McDaniel. Sub top
ics, partisan, non-partisan and pa
triotic. 3. Social Life General discus
sion led by Mrs. Eloiee Miller and
Miss Sallie Emerson. Sub-topics,
social leader, hermit, dress, man
4. Moral Life General discus
sion led by P. D. Neilson and J. L.
Alford. Sub-topics, conduct, hab
its, example, character.
5. Study Work General discus
sion led by J. D. McLeran and Pit
ser Bishop. Sub-topics, text books,
current history, literature, sciences,
pedagogy, special course.
The sub-topics are given for those
who are present to eelect as a sub
ject for five minute talks. Select
one and prepare yourself to discuss
eome one of them. Leaders will be
limited to fifteen iniuntes, all oth
ers five minutes.
Pres. Hardeman County Teachers'
Mrs. J. M. Avent and daughter,
Miss Esther, have returned from
Willie McKinnie. of Memphis, is
here visiting the family of his fath
er, Dr. McKinnie.
Mrs. May Prewitt has returned
from Nashville and Pulaski, where
she spent several days visiting rel
atives and friends.
Mrs. Dunlap has returned to her
home in Grand Juuctiou after a
pleasant visit to the family of Mr.
and Mrs. R. E. Rose.
Mr. S. D. Jacobs, of Lisbon,
was here on business recently.
Misses Belle Futrell aud Almeda
Bryant, of Saulsbury, were here
shopping last week.
Mrs. R. E. Rose and her moth
er ia law, Mrs. Lottie Rose, have
a chrysanthemum garden contain
ing over 100 of the most beauti
We will greitly miss Mr. and
Mrs. J. L. Campbell, who are to
leave us this week.
Our merchants have bought sev-
dill UaiCS -l bUUUU Lino ctuauuj
but nothing to compare with last
Morgan May has returned from
Memphis, where he spent a few
days with his b.-other, Will Allen
May. an employe of the Memphis
Ernest lioee was in liolivar on
business Monday. Minimum.
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
When you feel dull after eating.
When you have no appetite.
When you have a bad taste in the
When your liver is torpid.
When your bowels are constipated.
When you have a headache.
When you feel bilious.
They will improve vour appetite,
cleanse and invigorate your stomach,
and regulate your liver and bowels.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale by
Cox & Co.
Best Liniment on Earth.
I. M. Mcllany, Greenville, Tex.,
writes, Nov. 2d, 1900: "I had
rheumatism last winter, was down
in bed six weeks; tried everything,
but got no relief, till a friend gave
me a part of a bottle of Ballard a
Snow Liniment. I used it, and
got two more bottles. It cured mo
and I haven't felt any rheumatism
since. I can recommend Snow
Liniment to be the best liniment on
earth for rheumatism." For
rheuinatic, sciatic or neuralgia pains
rub in Ballard's Snow Liniment,
you will not suffer long, but will be
gratified with a speedy aud effective
cure. 25c, 50 j and $1.00 at Cox &
A Dangerous Month.
For sick headache try Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets;
they will ward off the attack i
taken in time. For sale by Cox &
Every year the M:yor of
all well conducted towns like
Bolivar orders all alleys
cleaned, weeds cut and all
dirt kept out of the city to
avoid disease. But, did you
ever stop to think that dirty
clothes are just as liable to
cause disease as dirty streets
and alleys? Don't wait for
the Mayor's proclamation,
but bring your suit around
and we'll take the dirt out of
it and press it up to look as
good as the day you bought
it. I also do dyeing. Don't
forget. the place.
White's Cream Vermifuge not
only kills worms, but removes the
mucus and slime, in which they
build their nests; it brings, and
I quickly, a healthy condition of the
body, where worms cannot exist.
25o at Cox Ss Co's.
This is the month of
coius aua acute catarru. uo you
catch cold easily? Find yourself
hoarre, with a tickling iu the throat
aud au annoying cough at night?
Then, you should always have
bandy, a bottle of Ballard's llore
hound Syrup. J. A. Anderson, 354
West 5th St. Salt Lake City, write :
"We use Ballard's llorehound
Syrup for coughs and colds. It
gives immediate relief. We know
it's lb? best remedy for these
troubles. I write this to induce
other people to try this pleasant
and efficient remedy." 25c, 50c,
and $1.00 at Cox & Co's.
Carelessness is responsible for
many a railway wreck and the same
causes are making human wrecks of
sufferers from Throat and Lung
troubles. But 6ince the advent of
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds, even
the worst cases can be cured, and
hopeless resignation is no longer
necessary. Mrs. Lois Cragg, of
DorcheBter, Mass., is one of many
whose life was saved by Dr. King's
New Discovery. This great reme
dy is guaranteed for all Throat aud
Lung diseases by Cox & Co., Drug
gists. Price 50c, and 1.00 Trial