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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Battle of Spottsylvania Court
) House, Virginia.
JACOB KAHN, President.
J. M. AVENT, Vice-President.
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Friday, November 20, 1903.
Next Thursday is Thanksgiving.
We are indebted to Congressman
Patterson for valuable public docu
ment. Senator Pettus siys Congress
was convened to do nothing and is
merely carrying out the program.
Within the past tew months,
there has been a thousand cases and
one hundred deaths from yellow
fever at Laredo, Texas.
The Memphis News says the
negro who caught the bloodhound
that was chasing him and sold him
for enough to buy a 'railroad ticket,
represents an alarming phase of the
Many papers in Tennessee are
advocating the nomination of
United States Senator by direct
vote. Several years ago the Bul
letin went on record to that effect.
The nearer the matter is brought to
the people, the source of all power,
The County Committee, in our
opinion, acted wisely at its meeting
Wednesday in ordering a primary
for the nomination of Trustee and
Sheriff. The date fixed, March 15,
gives ample time for a thorough
canvass. The provisions are com
mendable, esptcially that clause
regarding "white democrats." An
uouueements are in order;
Committee Calls Primary.
The Democratic Executive Com
mittee of Hardeman County met in
the Register's office at Bolivar,
Wednesday alternoon, Nov. 18th,
and was called to order by the
chairman, J. A. Foster. In the
absence of the Secretary, M. L.
Webb acted as secretary pro tern.
The roll was called with the follow
Members present J. A. Foster,
W.II. Baldy, J. Q. Siler, Bunyan
Members represented bv proxy
C. M. Hunt, Walter Gibson, J. B
White, Hiram Shearin, W. B
Smith, J. S. Looney, W. M. Mat
thews (held by J. A. Foster) V. E.
Stewirt, W. C. Pirtle (held by W.
Members abseut J. W. Jones,
E. E. Wilkes, Maurice Wilson, II.
J. Briut, M. Y. Doiris, J. W.
Thompson, C. II. Joyner.
The Chairman ariuouced a quorum
Committeeman Galloway offered
a resolution, which was amended,
and as amended was unanimously
passed. The resolution follows:
"Be it resolved, That we, the
Democratic Committtee of Harde
man County, Tennessee, hold a
primary election on the 15th day of
March, 1904, for the purpose of
nominating one candidate for Trus
tee and one candidate tor Sheriff.
"Be it further resolved, That
said primary election be held in ac
cordance with the primary election
law, piovided the Dortch law and
registration shall not be re
quired in Districts Xos.. 4 and G.
The tickets shall be of uniform size
at each voting place in the county
including Districts Nos. 4 and G.
"Resolved further, That all white
democrats who will be eligible to
vote at the regular August election,
and who are otherwise qualified to
vote under the election laws of the
state of Tennessee, and who will
support the nominees of the prima
ry, shall be allowed to vote in said
primary election, provided the law
requiring the payment of poll lax
for the previous year shall not apply
to said primary."
The Committee adjourned, sub
ject to the call of the Chairman.
Friday, Nov. 20th, is the day ap
pointed by the State Superintendent
of Public Instruction as Arbor Day
for the State of Tennessee. The
Bolivar High School will celebrate
it with appropriate exercises. Ev
erybody is cordially invited. The
exercises will begin at 2 p.m.
Welcome Song School.
Address Supt. D. E. Bishop
Recitation "In Cherry Time"
Song of Autumn School
Address ...... . Rev. Nevill Jovner
Recitation "The Maple Tree"
Miss Mary Reynolds.
Song "Glad November Days"
Misses Taylor and Smith.
Recitation "The Spankueed"
Song "Arbor Day"
CAMPUS DEDICATORY EXERCISES.
Washington Room No. 1
Hon. J. A. Foster. j
Jefferson Room No. 2
Hon. II. E. Carter.
It T , . l
iienry viay iiuom xmo. o
Prof. Ernest McDaniel.
Iienry Grady Room No. 4
Hon. J. R. Reaves.
(Written for tui IJolivar Uclletis)
Reminiscence of th campaign of 1864-5 of Gen.
It. E. Lee's army as remembered by Ihe under
From the close of the Battle in
the Wilderness, on May 7tb, there
was continuous fighting every day
during the race to Spottsylvania
Courthouse. "Gen. Lee directed
Gen. R II. Anderson, commanding
Gen. Longstreet's-corps, to march
without delay to Spottsylvania
Courthouse, while the remainder of
the army followed as closely as pos
sible, lie found the town already
in possession of a detachrneut of
Federal cavalry, which had succeed
ed in occupying the town in" ad
vance of Gen. Warren's corps. In
the mean time, Gen. Filz Lee's
Cavalrymen hotly engaged with
Gen. Warren's advancing columns,
impeding their progress in every
possible way. Gen. Anderson im
mediately divided his command,
sending part of it to drive the Fed
eral cavalry out of the town, and
with the remainder of his command
Gen. Anderson hastened to the re
lief of Gen. Fitz. Lee. The result
was that Gen. Warren's command
was hurled back in confusio.i, with
its commander severely wounded.
And, at the same time, the Federal
cavalry were driven from the Court
house, leaving Gen. Anderson
wholly in possession of the ground.
On the morniug of the 9th of May,
the entile Federal army w ts con
centrated before Spottsylvania
Courthouse but under very differ
ent circumstances from those hoped
for by Gen. Grant when the march
was planned. That officer hao
again been thwarted in his designs
by Gen. Lee, a id now found ihe
Confederate army barring his ad
vance as thoroughly as it had done
in the Wilderness. Gen. Grant,
knowing that he commanded three
times as many men as Gen. Lee
did, concluded to attack the whole
Confederate lines, and with over
whelming numl ers drive Gen. Lee
and his ragged army before him in
his mad rsh to Richmond. The
line held by Gen. Lee was very
strong. It enclosed Spottylvania
Courthouse in a semi-circle. Gen.
Anderson's corps formed the right
wing. Gen. Ewell occupied the cen
ter, with Gen. A. P. Hill's corps on
the left. Our Mississippi troops
were in Gen. Hill a command.
During the 10th and 11th of
Maj, Gen. Harris' brigade, to which
I belonged, was engaged in sharp-
shooting, and we kept up an active
itire upon the ranks of the enemy,
while they were getting their hues
arranged. Amongst the Killed on
that occasion was Gen. Sedgwick,
commander of the Sixth Corps, and
one of the oldest and most t-s
teemed generals in the Federal ar
my. In the meantime, Gen. Han
cock's corps crossed the Potomac
river to find A. P. Hill's corps
strongly entrenched, and he fell
nacK at once, ami wniie recrossmg
the river, he was attacked by Gen
Heath's division of Gen. Hill's
corps and driven some distance
with heavy loss. There was sucl
continuous fighting going on that
it is impossible for me to give you
a clear account of all of it.
at 1 o does on the morning
of the 12th of May, 18G4, that gal
lant Union general, whom Geu
Meade termed "Hancock the su
perb," rushed a storming column
against an acute angle in our lines,
w hich was the weakest point in our
entire line of breastworks. This
point was held by a part of Gen.
E well's corps. The Federals charg
ed right over our works and began
a hand to hand tight with our men,
and finally overpowered them and
cut our line lei two. At that time
Gen. Gordon, with his corps, came
to the rescue, and Gen. Lee dashed
up to the head of the advancing
column, took off his hat and offered
to lead his men into the deadly hail
that was then sweeping over "the
bloody angle." But Gen. Gordon
shouted, "to the rear, Gen. Lee-
to the rear. These are Virginians
and Georgians, who have never
been known to fail." Gen. Gordon
was followed by other reinlorce-
meuls, among whom was Gen. Har
ris' brigade of Mississippians, to
which command 1 belonged. Gen.
Lee also offered to lead us into the
light, but we told him he was need
ed elsewheie, and we would follow
our leaders. It makes me shudder
now to think of what we had to face
in that charge. We gave the "reb
el yell" and rushed into the very
jaw of death and helped to retake
a portion of the broken Hue (I don't
think we ever got it all back) under
the most galling tire I ever met and
helped to hold it throughout the en
tire engagement. The enemy made
charge after charge clear up to the
very top of our breastworks, and
wheu oue line was cut down, anoth
er would come, theu another and
another continuously until midnight
The musketry fire was so intense
that JJthe timber in our rear was
scarred and mangled to the very
tops of the trees. I remember no
ticing oue tree in particular. It
was a post oak, standing in the rear
of our company. About ten feet
above the ground that tree was cut
in two by minnie balls alone and
sometime during the night it fell.
That falling tree drove us irom our
post for a short time, which was
more than the enemy could do.
Other trees probably shared a simi
lar fate. We found by actual
measurement the next day that this
post oak was 22 inches in diameter.
We are daily in receipt of new goods in the very Litest
novelties in Dress Goods, Skirtings, Jackets. Skirts, Wash
Fabrics for Waists, etc. Our
ed. Btnl rock prices in aU lines. This week we will re-
ceive a new shipment of Ladies and Misses Jackets and'
Skirts, all grades and styles at prices that cannot he dupli-j
New styles Fleeced Waistings, in light and dark shades,
former price 15 cents, our price lo cents.
Ten pieces Outing, dark colors only, 5 cents.
Ten dozen Bo3's' Heavy Ribbed Sweaters, in all sizes, a
good 5o cent value, special sale price 38 cents.
Boys' Heavy Fleeced Underwear, in Shirts and Draw
ers, regular price 4o cints, sale price 25 cents.
Men's Extra Heavy Fleeced Underwear, former price 5o
cents, price for the week 4o cents.
Don't Overlook these prices. Give us a call.
Kahn Bro th ers.
The 6tump of that tree is said to be
still preserved at Spottsylvania
Courthouse. In calmly looking
over the ground the day after, it
seemed that nothing but the shel
tering wing of Divine Providence
protected us from the bullets. Our
loss was very heavy to us, but at
the same time it was light compar
ed with that of the enemy. We
were in our entrenchments. They
were in an open field. Gen. Grant
reported that he had "hammered
away" nearly one-third of his army
about 40,000 men still he was
not discouraged, lie said he pro
posed to tight it out on this line if
it took all summer. After resting
a few days, Gen. Grant made anoth
er attempt to break our lines, but
did not succeed.
In my next I will tell you some
thin about the march to the Chick
ahominy and the second battle of
Cold Harbor. J. M. Morgan,
About the happiest-looking of all
the Congressmen who have arrived
thus far at the National Capitol
is the well-liked young Representa
tive from Memphis, Hon. Malcolm
II. Patterson. That gentleman
comes to the capitol in a more than
usually gracious mood and the
reason therefor is that he brings
with him a very beau'iful and win
some young Lrule, whom he cap
tured in Missouri a few clays ago.
Mr. ami Mrs. Patterson are making
their home at the ltiggs House.
The Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, which has been
in session at Fulton, Ky., for several
days, closed Monday. Prior to
the reading oi appointments, reports
of committees were read, from
which we make the foil wing ex
tracts: During the pm year, G,320
were raised for superannuated
preachers and widows and orphans
of preachers, For the support of
ministers, 104.998 00 was raised
The report of the committeecon
demns the liquor traffic in un
measured terms and recommends
that the Methodist. Church by pre
cept, example ai d the ballot box,
undertake to free the country fiom
that great evil.
It was recommended that new
methods be inaugurated for stimu
lating interest in league work.
A committee was appointed to
consider and report to .next Confer
ence a proposition made by Rev.
Dr. Jot es, of Jacksjn, to sell his
college to the Conference.
The board of missions reported
that $12,229 00 had been raised for
foreign missions during the past
year, and 4.833 40 for domestic
missions, the largest amount in the
history of the Conference.
Number of members, 60,726. in
crease 1, 657; infants baptized, 842;
adults baptized, 2,044; number of
Sunday School scholars, 27,800;
number of Epworlh League mem
Following are the appointments
for the Jackson District: J. W.
Blackard, Presiding Elder:
Jackson, First Church, J. II.
Evans; Jackson, Hays Avenue, II.
W. Brooks; Jackson, Campbell
Street, Cleanth Brooks; Jackson,
Middle Avenue, T. F. Sanders;
Jackson Circuit, S. B. Love;
Whiteville and Mercer, U L Nor
man; Fayette Corner circuit, V. T.
Elmore; Bolivar station, J. G. Wil
liams; Montezuma circuit, lo be
supplied by I. B. Day; Bemis mis
sion, J. Is. Pearson; Henderson
station, K. M. Walker; Pinson cir
cuit, D. L. Hinos; Claybrook cir
cuit, T. II. Davis; Medina circ.iit,
T. S Stratton; Milan station, M. F.
Leake; Saulsbury andGrand.J unction
T. J. Fea'.herston; New Castle cir
cuit, C. D. Evaus; So nerville
station, David Leilh; Denmark cir
cuit, II B. Terry; Middletou mis
sion, U. S. McCoslin; president
Memphis Conference Female Insti
tute, A. B. Jones.
stock is constantlv replenish-
FOR WEEK ONLY. !
Nice new assortment of
Calicos, all of which we offer
at 5 cents per yard.
N ice smooth yard-wide
Domestic at 5 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 qualitj-.
;P,F. Wilkinson & Sons
Don't forget tint wo buy
everything and pa)' bet mar
Doesn't Respect Old Age.
It's shimeful when youth fails lo
show proper respect for old ace,
but just the contrary in the case of
Dr. King's New Life Pills. They
IT I 1 - .
cut rn maiauies no matter now se
vere and irrespective of old age
Dyspepsia, Jaundice, Fever, Con
stipanon all yield to this perfect
Pill. 25c, at Cox & Co's.
For sick h.e idache try Chamber
laiu's Stomach and Liver Tablets;
they will ward off the attack if
taken in time. For sale by Cox &
A Runaway Bicycle,"
Terminated with an ugly cut on
the leg of ,J. ii. Orner, Frankliu
Grove, III. It developed a stubborn
ulcer unyielding to doctors and
remedies for four years. Then
Bucklen's Arnica Salve cured. It'
jut as good for Burns, Scalds, Skin
Eruptions and Piles. 25c, at Cox
& Co's Dru" Store
The Best Remedy lor Croup.
From the Atchison, Kan., 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 in case of burglars. There
used to be an old fashioned remedy
for croup, known as hive syrup and .
tolu, but some modern mothers say
that Chamberlain's Cough Kemedy
is better, and docs not cost so much.
ii causes me paueni to "tnrow, 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,
A Dangerous Month.
This is the month ' of coughs,
colds and acute catarrh. Do you
catch cold easily? Find yourself
hoarse, with a tickling in the throat
and an annoying cough at night?
Then, you should always have
handy, a bottle of Ballard's Hore
liniiritl Svrun. J. A. Anderson. 354-
west 5th st. salt Lake city, writes-. 'win continue to keep first class turnouts at reasonable
"We use Ballard's Horehound , , .
syrup for coughs and coids. it rates. We hope to merit a continuation of the liberal
gives immediate relief. We know; , , i-ii r t'T a
it's the best remedy for these patronage accorded the old firm, tor wmcn we return
troubles. I write this to induce .i i RQoroffn11T
other people to try this pleasant tHnKS XieSpeCllUliy
and efheient remeoy." 25c,
and $1.00 at Cox & Co's.
JN0. V. WRIGHT, Cashier.
iWUJLi V Oil 9 UillAwddwO.
J. 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. H. Jones, R. C. Wilkinson.
iMranSacU a 4enetal roDanhin6 fMuSi'ncM. QjiiiereSt haid
on iMavind Recounts.
when you wtih to Sell
etj call on nL Wlittj 6afeUj fotecaulion
fundS cntluited 1o uS.
G. T. INGRAM, President.
State Depository m
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 com rolled by home business men.
We have a fire-proof brick vault, in which we have a solid steel safe, with steel
bnrlar chest, with time lock attachment.
Member of the American Bankers' and of the Tennessee Bankers' Associations.
Insured against buiglary.
Special attention given to collections and remittances made promptly at lowest rates.
YOUK 15, VlSIt UTJS-SIIVICSS SOLICITED.
DIRECTORS G. T. Ingram, H. W. Tate, W. T. Anderson, G. M. Savage, Jno. P. Douglas, Jno. L.
Mitchell, W. C. Dorion.
AT THE BIG STORE OF
HICKORY VALLEY, TENN.
Beginning Saturday, Nov.
days only we will give
to every customer buying ten
Clothinr, Shoes or ILits, One
dise, vour own selection, or
worth purchased for ish.
ment to assist us in reducing
.i . -i i- :n c.-.i :.
uise, which .you win mm is we-n wiruiru, iu.i ... Cv...y
partment and as low in price as can be purchased anywhere,
Wo guarantee goods and prices to tie satisfactory, nence mis
goes to you as an absolute gift and is a net saving to you. I
In our Grocery Department we offer the best Ihe market affords and at j
remark bly low prices. We will take pleasure in showintr you me goous
and making you prices that cannot fail to delight you. Full weight and
measure every time.
We call special attention to our large line of Furniture, Caskets and
Coffins. In this department you will find the best stock ever carried in
Hickory Valley. In the Casket and Coffin line we can please one and
all, as our stoek embraces everything you need, ranging in price from
83.00 to $125 00. including all erades at prices that you c nnot duplicate.
Come and see for yourself. We guarantee satisfaction both in quality
and price in every department. Your business solicited and will be ap
preciated. Courteous treatment accorded to all. This is the place
where children can buy as low as the "grown-ups." .
We will pay you highest market price for all your Chickens, Eggs,
Cotton, Cotton Seed, etc.
DO NOT FORGET
OUR OFFER OF
We have bought the interest of Mr. G. M. Savage in the
Livery business, and desire to inform the public that we
County Savings Bank.
Vtlien uou wish
a Jfote, on when you
Wbur bidmcsS Solicited.
W. C. D0RI0N, Cashier.
tock IPaid in,
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits.
21st, and coutintrng for thirty
dollars worth of Dry Good.
Dollar's worth of Merchan
ten cents on every dollar's;
We offer this
our large stock of Merchan -
..vii ,.l .P..II ,r, ,lit,,M eB-llc
McANULTY & CO.
I. M. EMERSON & SONS.
L. M. LEE, Cashier.
:Gran& Junction, Tenn.
to make a )cho-Sii,
wiSi lo Sorrow Jiion-
uied for fitotccfion of
JNO. L. MITCHELL, Ass't Cashier.
The undersigned having this dav
jqualitied as administrator of the
j estate of T. P. Pulliam, deceased,
! all persons owing said estate will
settle with me and all persona hold
ing claims against said estate will
! present them lo the undersigned for
! payment, duly proven and within
1 the time required by law, or they
; will be forever barred in law and
equity. This Nov. s. 1903.
j W. II. Hose, Administrator.
Having this day suggested the
insolvency of the estate of Martha
J. Hull, deceased, to the County
; Court of Hardeman County, Term.,
j au persons navmg cia.ms against
t.- a v . k-7 v u uav a. vr u-. V V appeal
antl file the same with the County
i Court Clerk, duly authenticated,
-in toe manner prescribed by law,
t j ,
j 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.
130 acres, adjoining the
lands of Calvin West; well
timbered, fine farming land,
all fresh, never been worked.
Also about One Hundred
acres of timbered lauds neai"
the above tract one of the
best timbered tracts in the
For further information
call on ii. fc3. Durrett.
Jno. II. Bills.
Valuable Land for Sale.
1G0 acres, known as Wash
Cheshier place; good houses
140 acres, known as Kay
place, adjoining above;' well
396 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 in the 7th Civil District.
Will sell for cash or one half
cash, balance in one and two
years. R. E. Durrett,
Adra'r Est. D. E. Durrett.