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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh "Williams, Editor.
Friday, April i, 1904.
Sheriff S. T. SMITH.
Thustk-T. F. BIS1I0P.
SENATOR W. B. BATE.
His Services To His State In
And In Peace.
Come to the
mass convention on i
"Wartrace, July 17, 18G3.TO
Messrs. Galloway, Rice, Winches
ter, Brown ajid others Gentlemen:
In regard to your telegram of to-day,
I beg to say that, however flattering
the honor you suggest, and to
which I am not insensible, there is
a duty that rises above it. A son
of Tennessee and a Southern soldier,
has indorsed 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.
I had rather, amid her misfortunes,
be the defender than the Governor
of Tennessee. Let me exhort to
"W. 13. Bate."
With his desperate wounds still
unhealed, unable to move about ex
cept on crutches William B. Bate
sent the above reply from the Con
federate camp at Wartrace to the
convention which virtually offered
him the office of Governor.
inese words were not spoken in
idleness, nor wa9 that spirit that
gave them utterance broken to the
The face ot the returns indicate entl of thoee that "tried men'8
souls, even alter other
The good old county of Tipton
goes on record for Senator Bate.
Eveky old Confederate soldier in
Hardeman County ought to be
possible, at the mass
to be held here next
IIaedeman County democrats
will meet in mass convention at
Bolivar, Monday, April 4th.
Every democrat in the county should
be present, if possible.
that Davis has been renominated
Governor of Arkansas for the third
term, although his opponent,
Judge Woods, does not concede it
J3ATE bears the scars received in
battle, fighting for his country's
cause. He is still fighting the bat
tles of his people. Come out to
the mass meeting next Monday and
indorse this grand old man.
Recently Hon M. R. Patterson
delivered a speech in the House of
Representatives, reviewing southern
history and making a plea for the
political independence of the South,
This speech has attracted much at
tention both north as well as south
and Mr. Patterson has been the re
cipient of many congratulations.
Copies of this speech, in pamphlet
form, can be obtained at the Bul
letin office free.
Howeveu loyal and true Senator
Bate's friends are in Hardeman
County, and however anxious they
may be to see him reelected, they
can be of no service to him by re
maining at home. When his ser
vices were needed, he did not re
main at home. For years, Senator
Bate has fought the battles of his
people with sword and tongue, vail-
iantly and eloquently, and he rich
ly deserves their indorsement.
even alter other severe
wounds had been received at
Hoover's Gap and at Atlanta, nor
after the marches and battles from
Atlanta to Nashville and from
Nashville to the end at Bentonville.
Many a man, and true man at that,
would gladly, under the Circum
stances, have accepted the call of
his State to the high and more se
cure office of Governor, and been
Nineteen years later the people,
under other trying circumstances,
again called upon William B. Bate
to take the office of Governor.
Now the conditions had changed.
Gen. Bate had accepted the arbitra
ment of war, and was pursuing the
practice of his profession, in which
his success was very great. He had
earned sufficient money with which
to pay off 830,000 of ante-war
security debts, and his income was
much greater than the salary at
tached to the office of Governor.
Yet he accepted the nomination
when his chances of election were
extremely doubtful. Indeed many
of those who were considered the
best judges were of the opinion that
the probabilities were altogether
against him, and against any other
man who should make the race.
Democratic prospects were at the
lowest tbb in the State at which
they have ever stood since 1869.
It is clear that neither at this time,
nor in 1863, did Gen. Bate reach a
decision to promote his own com
fort. Everyone must remember
what a nightmare the State debt
question was during tne whole pe
riod from 1870 tol883, how it ar
rayed neighbor against neighbor,
tome to the mass convention next
Monday and put the stamp of ap- smothered almost every other issue
proval upon the acts of this prallant
and honorable man.
Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,
Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mis-
sisippi and Virginia Lave old Con
federate soldiers as their representa
tives in the United States Senate,
and the people of these states de
light to honor their worthy and
noble sons. Tennessee has only
one left, William B. Bate. His
pure and honorable life and valuable
services are an open book. An ef
fort is being made to defeat him,
and the only reason given is that
he is 'too old." He is too old to
serve the ends of scheming, design
ing politicians, but he is not too
old to serve the people. The
lamented Isham G. Harris, though
the senior ot senator B3te, was not
"too old," and he was kept in of
fice until his death, as he should
have been. The late Senator Col
quitt, of Georgia, a paralytic, who
had to bs wheeled to Senate cham
ber in an invalid chair, was not "too
old" or infirm for Georgians to
honor. The Tennessean who turns
his hand against Senator Bate must
have method in his madness and a
and paralyzed the State, until finally
it split the Democratic party in
twain, and m 18S0 elected a Re
publican Governor and State of
ficials. In 1S82 the split had
shown no signs whatever of mend
ing, while the debt itseu was grow-
It was at this time that the
Democratic party turned to Gen,
Bate, who did not seek the office,
and appealed to him as a, strong and
suitable man to lead them. He ac
cepted, out of a pure sense of pub
lic spirit, and such was the ability
displayed by him in his bebates on
the stump, and such the confidence
he inspired, that the people every-
wuere crowded together to hear
him, and he was elected by 27,000
This was the manner of William
B. Bate's introduction to public
position after the war; and it was
the middle period, as it were, ot a
line of successes unequaled since the
time of Andrew Jackson in this
State. Before that he had been at
different times, a soldier in the
Mexican war, a member of the Leg
islature, District Attorney General,
Private, Captain, Major, Colonel
Brigadier-General and Major-Gen
eral, successively in the Confeder
ate army, and for seventeen years a
most successful lawyer; while since
18S2, he has been Governor for
four years and United States Sen-
rs, and no sem-
Ilis attention to the settlement of
the State debt was assiduous and
constant, the hour of midnight
often finding him at his office in the
capitol engaged in the work. He
adopted a system of double check
ing, to avoid errors. Every seal
was impressed on every bond and
every executive signature was writ
ten by his own hand. Not an error
occurred throughout the whole
transaction. The Bank of Tennes
see money and the Torbett Issue
ill 5 i f ' i .
were seiueu and reiunoed into cer
tificates under his personal super
vision and by his own hand. His
administration was productive of
perfect satisfaction to friends and
foes alike, from a business stand
point, at least. During the whole
four years he had but one assistant
in his office the Adjutant General
who also acted as his private Sec
retary, except that there was a very
small appropriation for clerical as
sistance in each of his two terras,
part oi wnicn being unused, was
turned back into the treasury. The
committees " of the Legislature
having the debt settlement in charge
proposed to allow him compensation
for the great extra labor to be im
posed upon him, but this he posi
tively declined to permit to be en
acted into law, saying that his sal
ary was fixed before his election
and he would not receive a dollar in
addition thereto, and did not do so.
Gov. Bate fixed thirty cents on
the hundred dollars as a fair rate of
taxation, just to the taxpayer and
at the same time sufficient to pay
current expenses and interest on the
State debt and have a surplus for
emergencies and for the gradual re
duction of the debt. This rate was
found to be an eminently satisfacto
ry one. With it he paid current
expenses, paid the interest on the
debt, paid the large costs of asylums
built and in addition paid off $596,
000 of Bank of Tennessee money.
His administration was in every de
tail eminently economical and wise
and is often spoken of without dis
paraging others a a model one.
As stated the thirty cents tax
rate was a wise one, aud it is a fact
that it has sufficed for all purposes.
In 1895 the Legislature saw .proper
to reduce the rate to twenty cents,
which resulted in a falling off in
revenues of over $1,000,000 in the
years 1896 and 1897, which would
not have occurred if the thirty
cents rate recommended by Gov
Bate had been adhered to. The
result was that the State was com
pelled to borrow money and under
Mr. McMillin the rate had to be
raised to and maintained at thirty-
nve cents (the highest tax 6iuce
187G), but of which I make no
criticism, in order to obtain the
means with which to pay it off
With bates administration, the
amount or the debt having been
fixed and settled, began the first
really orderly system of taxation
after the war, which has groi
with the growth of population and
prosperity since the debt was set
tied until the revenues, by steady
annual growth and accretions, are
now far greater than they then
were, the growth in volume being
steady and the amount of receipts
for the year just past under Gov
rrazier being considerably greater
than those for any previous year
1 " 1 . .1 .
wniie at tne time tne expenses were
practically the same as those of the
several years immediately before.
Park Marshall in Nashville Amer
Julia E. Bohanon was
Hardeman County, Tenn.,
18S6, and on the 22nd
March, 1904, the death angel
and claimed her as his own
JACOB KAHN, President
J. M. AVENT, Vice-President.
phoid pneumonia was the cause of
her death. After twelve days of
great suffering, in spite of all that
kind physicians, husband, mother,
sister and many friends could do, it
pleased God to take her from her
home and her death has caused a
vacant place which never can be
She was married to Mr. J. F.
Bohanon, Nov. 26th, 1900. This
happy union was blessed with two
children, one an infant, having pre-
ceded her to the grave only a few I
montns ago. iier nusoand, one
child and many relatives and friends
survive. Many gathered at the
darkened home Wednesday and fol
lowed to Walnut Grove Cemetery,
where we laid the loved form to
sleep, until it shall awake in the
likev ess of the glorified body of her
blessed Savior, to whom she had
given her heart two years ago and
united with the Wa
tist Church, of wh
consistent member until her death.
Husband, mother and friends of
dear Julia, be admonished to set
Hardeman County Savings Bank.
xxstst CAPITAL, $60,000.00o:.
JN0. V. WRIGHT, Cashier.
L. M. LEE, Cashier.
:Gran& Junction, Tenn.
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.
'"MmnSacU a feudal
y fhen you wtih lo make a Z)cfio6it,
jinut Grove Bap- wlldl 1(011 wtill lo Sell U JfoU, OV ivlicil 1(011 WlSJl lo cdoi'l'OW JHOII'
ich she lived a . 7
ejf call on uS. 1vetif Safety fotecaiilion uicd fan ptoteeUon of
JZtSZMmdS cnUuSted to ttf. fbw lu-Stiie-SS Solicited.
the city of our God, is my prayer,
Dearest Julia, thou bast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that bath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Dorris, Tenn., Mch 2fi, 1904.
To Cure a Cold Ik One Bay
Death with it's cold hands enter
ed auother happv home and remov
ed a loving husband, a kind and af
fectionate father and an honorable
and unright citizen. Mr. J. G.
Walton passed peacefully through
the "pearly gate" into the beautiful
beyond, at 4 o'clock, Wednesday
morning, March 23rd, or pneumo
nia, after an illness of only eight
days. . His remains were laid to
rest Thursday attemoon in the Ruf-
fin graveyard, in the 14th district.
ine suDject oi tins SKetcu was
fl svTr ? vafr Sv Rrnrrsr Oiiinine Tablets, jg sns
U Spvpn Million boxes sold in oast 12 months. ThlS si?TRatlirG.
fch hiii iijMiwm I.IW UIMJ1IIM Tl II I 1 1 1 I II I II I I III III II '
in Two Days.'
rrvt box. 25c.
G. T. INGRAM, President.
W. C. D0RI0N, Cashier.
JNO. L. MITCHELL, Ass't Cashier.
born June 27th, 1847, making his g foStaiUlSftCtl ibb
County Republican Convention.
ator seventeen yea:
blance of a taint has attached to
motive in view, for surely naught him in any of these positions at any
can be tound aerainst either his i time.
The republican convention held
at the courthouse Saturday appoint
ed the following new county exec
utive committee: John Redd,
chairman, D. D. Sain, secretary, A.
K. Burgess, D. M. Delk, A. P.
Prewitt, G. M. Warren, W. T.
Smith, Thomas McCullar, Lee Mil-
er, F. "W. Wood, James Drown,
R. D. Forbes, Wm. Murphy, Will
The delegates appointed to at
tend both the State and Congres
sional conventions are: John Redd,
D. D. Sain, L. G. Miller, F. W.
Wood, Wm. Murphy, W. T.
Smith, A. P. Prewitt. Alternates
J. T. Marsh, R. D. Forbes, Wm.
Harris, Will Norment, James
Brown, Thomas McCullar, G. M
The convention indorsed the ad
ministration of President Roose'
stay 56 years, S months aud 2(5 days.
Mr. Walton was twice married. He
was first married to Miss Henrietta
Barh am, by whom he had three
daushters. On March 12, 1879, he
was married to Miss Tempie lluflin,
the result oi this union beintr two
sons and one daughter. His now
lonely and bereaved wife and six
children survive him.
lie proiessed laith in Uhrist at a
union meetirig held at Toone,
lenn., in ibbo, and lived a conns-
tent christian since.
A 11 . I 1 1
n airectionaie nusoand and a
loving father is gone, but he "knew
whom he believed.
He will not only be missed by his
immediate family, but will be great
ly missed by the entire commuuity.
lo his loud and loving compan
ion and children, and also his rela
tives a-id many friends, I would say
your loss is his gam. iuay it be an
unbroken family in the Internal
Home is the prayer of
Toone, Tenn., Mch. 29, 1904.
Osxiital Stock X3ji11 in, 30,000.
State Depository t& Interest Allowed on Time Deposits.
Will buy rent note3 and other notce, 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 buiglary.
Special attention given to collections and remittances made promptly at lowest rates.
YOUR BANK TJTJJSIIVISSS SOLICITED.
DIRECTORS G. T. Ingram, H. W. Tate, W. T. Anderson, G. M. Savage, Jno. P. Douglas, Jno. L.
Mitchell, W. C. Dorion.
private or public life.
Mrs. W. F. Prewitt and charm
ing daughter, Miss Mary Bell, vis
ited Hickory Valley Saturday and
Mr. II. C. Troutt is at home on a
visit. Heard the street car ran
away with him.
Miss Prewitt's school has been
progressing nicely, but the attend
ance is not so large now, on account! of fiscal chaos, perfect
i-ut we were speaking ot him es
pecially in his relations to the of
fice of Governor. Here it may be
remarked that a good object, only
partially accomplished, may be long
remembered with admiration for
the endeavor and regret for such
failure as may be incident lo it,
whilst one, perfectly accomplished,
may soon be lorgotten as no
longer demanding attention. Let
not Senator Bate's successes, though
1.1 . . a
complete, oe among those tnat are
forgotten. He brought order out
credk to his
of the weather and the fact that
some have had to stop in order to
go to work.
Quite a number were present at
church last Sunday, but for some
reason the pastor failed to appear.
Mr. Lee Hizer was seen passing
through our city last Friday, en
route to Bolivar, where he is work
ing for the telephone company.
Willie Farris is visiting home
folks this week.
Miss Mamie Blaylock was out at
church last Sunday, for the first
time in quite a while.
State, and lasting harmony to the
Democratic party. Had he not
done these things so well there
might not now be 60 much reason
for recalling them to memory. His
was not a mere routine administra
tion. All the chief acts of his ad
ministration are his and are strong
ly impressed with his personality
ana guiding nana. All ol nis ap-
velt and favored
ice delegates to tne estate con
vention were instructed to cast the
full vote of Hardeman County for
Hon. Jesse M. Littleton for Gov
ernor so long as his name is before
lhey were further instructed to
cast the vote of the county for
Hons. W. P. Brownlow, II. Clay
Evans and L. V. Dutro for dele
gates at large to the National Con
vention at Chicago, and for S. B.
Anderson and C. II. Trimble for
egates from the Tenth District
to said convention.
It was decided to allow uo prox
ies, the delegates preseut casting
the entire vote of the county.
Harmony prevailed throughout
One 20 Horse
Power Engine and
pointments were recoguized as being j Boiler, one Saw Mill, all complete
c,,uU,c tuc puiauiuuui , .'for business for 350.00. In Al
lie interests, ana consistently tuere
with were chiefly given to the men
who had "slept in the leaves with
Call and see for your
Tnos. J. Smith,
Mrs.-C. Peterson, 025 Lake St
Topeka, Kansas, says: "Of all
remedies Ballard's Ilore-
hound Syrup is my favorite; it has
done and will do all that is claimed
for it to speedily cure all cougl
and colds and it is so sweet and
pleasant to the taste." 25c, 50c and
$1.00 bottle. Sold by Cox & Co.
A Dandy for Burns.
Dr. Bergin, Pana, Ills , writes:
"I have used Ballard's Snow Lini
ment; always recommended it to my
rienus, as 1 am conndent there is
no better made. It is a dandy for
burns.' Those who live on farms
are especially liable lo many acci
dental cuts, burns, bruises, which
heal rapidly when Bailard's Snow
Liniment is applied. It should
always be kept in the house for
cases of emergency." 25c, 50c,
1.00 bottle. Sold by Cox & Co.
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tome
:est 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One and a Half Million
this record of merit appeal to yon ? No Cure, No Pay, 50c.
has stood the test
Enclosed with every bottle is a Ten Cent, package of Grove's Black Root Liver Pigs.
We'll c.(1: it iz vrl:l craro angaria, but it leaves
almost uuly cater ciTccts.
HEALTH IS YOUTH.
i3 purely vegotaLlo and absolutely jrn.arantced
to euro malaria, sick headache, biiiousness,
and all stomach, kidney and liver complaints.
TRY IT TO-DAY.
50 Cents c Bottle. All Druggists.
IMF. II If
S iiS Willi H
W.O R M
Disease and Sickness Bring Old Age.
Ilerbine, taken every morning
before breakfast, will keep you in
robust health, fit you to ward off
disease. It cures constipation,
biliousness, dyspepsia, fever, skin,
liver and kidney complaints. It
purifies the blood and dears the
complexion. Mrs. D. W Smith,
Whitney, lexas, writes April 3,
1902: "1 have used Ilerbine, and
find it the best medicine for con
stipation and mer troubles. It
does all you claim for it. I can
highly recommend it." 50cts
bottle. Sold bv Cox & Co.
1. C. li H TIME TABLE.
Effective Sunday, Jan. 3, 1904.
Xo. South. No. Nokth.
5 6.12 p.m. 22 7.21 a.m
23 - ...8.22 a.m. 24 9.16 p.m
95 local.....8.35 a.m. 96 local....1.53 p.m,
H. F. "WILSON. Agt
hAii BO YEARS' .
I Burpee's Seeds Grow!
BURPEE'S ARE THE BEST
SEEDS IN THE WORLD.
FOR SALE AT
W- - . . . . w ..........
rffl1i Copyrights Ac.
Anrone sending a Fketrh and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probnhly patentable. Communica
tions strictlyconfldential. Handbook on Patents
sent free. Oldest nirency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn St Co. receive
iperial notice, without charge, tn the
A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest cir
culation of any scientidc journal. Terms. $3 a
year : four months, tU Sold by all newsdealers.
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You Know what You are Taking
When you take Grove's Tasteless
Chill Tonic because the formula is
plainly printed on every bottle
showing that it is simply Iron and
Quinine in a tasteless form. No
cure, no pay. 50c.
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
signature is on each box. 25c.
The Dunlap Springs, a sum
mer resort and watering place,
situated three miles south of
Bolivar, Tennessee, witlr never
failing mineral springs, is for
About 2S1 acres of land. Cot
tages furnished ready for occu
pancy. Thirty rooms. Dining
room and necessary furniture.
Office, Dancing Pavillion, Ten
pin Alley, Mill, , Store House,
Barber Shop, and many other
conveniences. Furniture and
improvements new and in good
The present owners offer this
attractive place for sale at less
than one-fourth the original cost ,
to a quick buyer. To be sold
for division. Come and look at
this property.. You will be
pleased with it. Write to
DUNLAP SPEINGS CO.,
THE CHILDREN'S FAVORITE TONIC
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
THE GENUINE PREPARED ONLY BY
Ballard-Show Liniment Co
ST. IvOTJIS, MO.
SOLD BY COX & COMPANY.
WRITE FOR LARGE
CALL WHEN IX THE CITT.
J. N. MULFORD, Jeweler
Special Fertilizer for
old and tired lands.
Eighteen Dollars per
re & Newbern.