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The Great Merchant Prince of Bolivar Still on
Peoples' Interests, Offering Brilliant
A special train has just arrived on schedule time from the famous store of Ferguson-McKinnie Dry Goods Co., of St. Louis, decked with bunting and banners, loaded to the trucks,
labeled "J. A. BARRETT, BOLIVAR, TENN." The way was clear, passenger and freights were side-tracked, mails delayed and Barrett's Special had the right over the entire line. 1
It was the wonder and admiration of thousands who saw it whirl through the different towns speeding to its destination. This was a great stroke of enterprise, but is nothing compared
with the beautiful, rich and handsome goods that Car contained unquestionably, undoubtedly the largest stock ever carried by any retail store in the South Commencing Saturday
morning, March 26th, at the hour of 9 o'clock, this $40,000 stock will be displayed, and competent and courteous salesmen will be on hand to serve the public. We mean business
strictly and we propose to do business. We guarantee to sell goods 25 per cent, cheaper than any other firm in Bolivar. If you don't believe it, get our prices and then try elsewhere.
We have long been recognized as leaders in the Dry Goods business in Bolivar and we are determined to maintain that honored distinction. From cellar to roof, front to rear and wall to
wall my handsome three-story brick building is banked with goods, and in the bolts are bargains for all. The news of the arrival of the Special Train bearing this great stock has already
been scatted and messenger boys are kept busy delivering us telegrams from out oftown buyers and we have been forced to employ special assistance to answer telephone calls. We want,
to impress the fact upon the public that these goods were bought months ago, before the recent advances, but they will be sold at the same prices we offered them when cotton was five
cents a pound. We call attention below to a few articles. Our stock is so vast, varied and immense that we will not attempt to mention everythmg.&ixHMxHHHH
1 HANDSOME WATCH FREE.
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In addition to the great values we are offering, we will
erive away with every suit of Clothes nurchased. or everv
ten dollars worth of goods bought a handsome nickle Ivgj)
plated, stem winding, open face, jeweled Watch absolutely y
Free. These Watches are accurate time-keepers, made by
the American Watch Co., and are guaranteed. They are
not the cheap and worthless variety that some are offering.
We have arranged with the factory for an unlimited supply.
Remember, you not only get goods from us 25 per cent
cheaper than from any other firm, but a Watch of worth
and value Free. Keep up with the time and get one of
10.000 vnrds Calico, best nnalitv. 5 cents.
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Immense line of Novelties in Dress Goods.
White Goods, Lawns, Organdies.
Beautiful line Silk Dress Patterns, also-Silks of all colors
Mulls, Dotted and Plain Swiss.
1000 Suits fine Clothing, price $5.00 to 15.00.
500 Boys' Suits, price $1.00 to 3.50 worth double the
200 pair handsome Lace Curtains at 1.00 per pair, worth
double the price.
100 dozen Ladies' Muslin Underwear, beautiful selection.
One solid car load of Shoes, which includes the latest
and most fashionable shapes in Mens' and Women's Shoes
200 dozen Mens' nice Shirts, all the latest styles and
colors from the fashionable factory of Ferguson-McKinnie
Large and stylish line of Hats in Felt and Straw.
100 handsome Bed Spreads at a great bargain.
Fans, Parasols, Corsets, Ilibbons, etc., in endless variety.
In this line especially we lead and surpass by far all com
petitors. We have a large stock of the richest, choicest
and latest creations a collection that will charm and at
tract all who admire art. We have secured the services of
a trimmer from St. Louis, of excellent taste and long ex
perience, an expert in her line, hence we are sure that we
can please the taste of the most fastidious and suit the
purse of all. A hat from Barrett's Millinery Parlors
means a hat of fashion. A cordial invitation is extended
to the ladies to visit our handsomely furnished apartments
on the second floor, where everv comfort and convenience
lias been arranged lor the public.
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Just Received a Solid Gar Load of Flour, Meat, Molasses, Sugar and Coffee.
J. A. BARRETT, Always for the People.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
x Local News
The rainfall for the month has
been G.55 inches.
Miss Sallie Hill has returned
from Pittsburg. ,
Don't forget Wheeler's
Mrs. II. A. Tate i9 visiting
relatives in Corinth.
E. S. Crawford visited Jackson
Try Red Seal Flour, the
very best imtent, at Wheeler's
Dr. W. S. Cock, of Whiteville,
was in the city Monday.
Large line of Avery Chill
ed Plows at Wheeler's.
Old citizens claim that the
freeze Sunday night killed most of
Miss Pearle Polk, of Memphis,
visited friends and relatives here
Clover, Grass, Oats, Gar
den Seeds, etc., at Ingram's.
J. W. Watson, wife and little
Bon, of the 13th district, visited our
Harness and Plow Gear of
every description at Wheel
er's. The Home Mission Society
will meet with Mrs. Julius Craw
ford, April 4th, at 2.30 p.m.
If you need a barrel of
good Flour try the Silver
Moon at WTheeler's.
Will Campbell, after a pleas
ant visit to relatives in Bolivar, has
returned to Baltimore.
Call at Wheeler's and ex
amine their new Flour. It
is the. very best.
Dr. I. II. Ilornsby and son,
Willett, are visiting in Kentucky
and will be absent several days.
Don't fail to see Miss
Maggie Black's displa3r of
hats, Monday and Tuesday,
March 28th and 29th.
We are requested to announce
that preaching day at Walnut
Grove has been changed from the
second to the third Sunday.
fiTo Fashion Land
We are now showing exclusive
styles in Hats for all-round wear.
During the month of May we
will introduce the correct styles in
Mrs. J. D. Swixebroad.
W. T. Anderson and sister,
Miss Nannie, attended the funeral
of Mr. Keuben Scott at Hickory
Bridles, Collars and Plow
Gear cheap at Saramons &
The date of the meeting of the
Historical Research Club with Mrs.
K. W. Tate, has been changed to
Wednesday afternoon at 3.30.
Bring your Cross Ties to
us and you will get the full
value of their worth.
Sammons 3f Son.
A "Violin Recital" will be giv
en at St. Katharine's School, Mon
day, April 4, 1904, at 8 o'clock
p.m. The public is cordially invit
ed to attend.
Chewing and Smoking
Tobacco, Cigars, etc., at
Sammons & Son's.
The pupils of the Episcopal
Sunday School will have their East
er service at 4 o'clock next Sunday
afternoon in the Church. The pub
lic is cordially invited.
J. S. Sutton and sons, Thomas
and Harry, of Grand Junction, were
in town Wednesday. Mr. Sutton
says the fruit in his section was
badly damaged by the recent freeze,
especially early berries.
We carry a complete and
well selected stock of Staple
and Fancy Groceries and
sell at lowest prices.
Sammons & Son.
Abraham Baker, aged about
70 years, died Sunday in the 13th
district. Deceased had been in de
clining health for several years.
His wife died about one year ago.
Nine children survive.
The Progressive Reading Club
will meet with Mrs. R. E. Durrett
on Tuesday at 3.30 p.m., for the
book drawing and lo select books
for the coming year. Each mem
ber is requested to bring a list of
books. Members unable to attend
must send a representative, as those
present will have first choice at the
drawing. Those wishing to become
members for the coming year must
be present at this meeting to select
their book. -
Services at the Methodist
Church Sunday at 11 a.m., subject,
"The Transformed Christ." At
7.30 p.m., subject, "The Keys of
Hell and of Death." Sunday
School at 9.30 a.m. You are wel
comed to all these services. Will
you be one of our happy number
Sunday, April 3rd ?
Our truck growers need a cov
ered platform at the depot for the
protection of their produce, and
they have asked the railroad com
pany to construct eame. A repre
sentative of the company was here
Saturday, in consultation with a
number of those interested, and
promised to take the matter up at
We have for sale a limited
quantity of the genuine and
popular "Southern Queen"
Seed Potatoes, the earliest,
most prolific, best adapted to
our soil and climate.
Sammons & Son.
Sweeton & Black, who will
display the weather bureau signals
for the especial benefit of the truck
growers, through whose influence
the system was obtained, commenced
the services last Friday. Telegrams
are received daily and represent the
forecasts for 24 hours. For the
benefit of the public, we publish
below an explanation of the flags
and the weather they indicate.
White flag, clear or fair weather;
blue flag, rain or snow; white and
blue flag, local rain or snow; black
triangufar flag, temperature; white
flag with black square in- center,
At the meeting of the Board of
Trustees of the Western Hospital
held Saturday, March 19th, the re
signation of Dr. J. P. Douglas as
superintendent, offered some months
ago, was accepted, to take effect in
June. The Superintendent was
authorized to draw from the State
Treasury the $'2,000 appropriated
by the last legislature for the im
provement of the road from Boli
var to the Hospital, and he and the
chairman of the Board of Trustees
were appointed a committee to ex
pend same. We understand that
the work will be commenced as soon
as spring opens.
Benjamin A. Simmons died in
Whiteville Tuesday morning. For
several years past his health had
been failing. He was born in Hali
fax County, N. C, in 1834, and
moved to Hardeman County with
his parents in 1853. In 1861 he
married a daughter of Tnomas H.
Harris, by whom he had two sons
and three daughters. Mr. Simmons
entered the Confederate army at the
beginning of the war and served
j until its close. He was a gallant
soldier and was three times wounded
once severely at Jonesboro, Ga.
He was a brother of Mrs. S. II.
Clinton, of Bolivar, and was a
highly respected citizen.
I have a few rooms which I will
eugage to parties expecting to visit
the Fair. Am located near the de
pot and convenient to car lines
which reach the Fair Grounds.
Write for terms.
Mks. Emma Neel,
1810 Rutger St., St. Louis.
Roll of Honor
The following have paid their
subscriptions to the Bulletin
within the past few days.
J. W. Pirtle Bolivar.
Mrs. Jasper Shelton Pine Top.
R. N. Shelton Pine Top.
W. E. Alford.. . Lisbon.
J. O. Jones Bolivar.
J. H. Ervin Bolivar,
J. O. Hammonds Middleburg.
Richard Nuckolls Toone.
J. N. Holyfield Crainesville.
Alex Bizzell Bryantsburg.
Aaron Bizzell Glimps, Tenn.
J. S. Sutton Grand Junction.
Professors Richter and Hutchin
son, of Jackson, will present Enoch
Arden, with piano accompaniment,
at the Public School Building, on
the evening of April 8th. The en
tertainment will be given under the
auspices of the Guild. These gen
tlemen come well recommended,
and deserve a good house. Admis
sion, 15 and 25 cents. The follow
ing program will be rendered:
1. Ryder "Nearer, My God, to Thee."
2. Guy IHardelot "All for You."
3. (a) Chopin '-Funeral March."
(b) Mozkowski "Serenade."
4. Kipling "Mandalay."
5. RubeDstein Study.
6. Mascheroni..- A Soldier's Song.
Poem by Tennyson, Music by Richard Strauss.
Mr. Ricbter and Mr. Hutchinson.
Reuben S Scott.
Reuben S. Scott, one of the old
est, most highly respected and
greatly beloved citizens of Harde
man County, died Saturday morn
ing, March 26th, 1904, at Hickory
Valley. He had been in feeble
health for several years, but was not
taken seriously ill until a few days
previous to the end. He lived a
long and honorable life, and many
friends will regret to learn of his
death. From his youth, he was a
consistent member of the Cumber
land Presbyterian Churjh. The
funeral services were conducted
Sunday by Revs. Normeut and Da
vis. A large concourse was present
to pay the last tribute of respect to
the memory of a good man.
Reuben S. Scott was a native of
Wake County, N. C, born Feb. 23,
1825, son of Joseph and Susanna
Scott. The parents were both na
tives of Wake County, where they
were married and lived all their
lives. The father was born in 1781
and was of Scotch descent. He was
a planter by occupation. He serv
ed as second lieutenant of infantry
in the war of 1812 and died in his
native county at the ae of ST years.
The mother was of English ances
try, born about 1TSG and .died in
the 94th year of her age.
The subject of this sketch was
the eleventh of a family of twelve
children. In 1849 he immigrated
to Hardeman County and with the
exception of two years ha9 ever
since made it his home. In 1S02
he enlisted as first lieutenant in
Company L, Thirteenth Tennessee
Regiment (infantry) was received in
Cheatham's division and participat
ed in the battles of Shiloh, Rich
mond, Perryville and Murfreesboro
aud on account of ill health was
honorably discharged in 1SG3. In
May, 1850, Mr. Scott married Miss
Eliza J. Perry, a native of Cheath
am County, N. C, by whom he had
eight chiidreu, two of whom are
living, W. T. Scott, a prominent
merchant of Hickory Valley, and
Mrs. McKinnie, wife of Dr. P. II.
McKinnie, a leading physician of
Hickory Valley. Mrs. Scott fur
vives him also,
Resolutions of Respect.
Whereas, God, our Father, in
His unbounded wisdom has seen fit
to remove by death from the coun
cils of the session of the Cumber
land Presbyterian Church of Hick
ory Valley, Tenn., our beloved
brother, Ruling Elder Reuben S.
Scott we submit the following res
olutions: 1st. That by the death of Broth
er Scott our sessiou has sustained a
loss that will be felt tor years to
come, and his vacant chair will be
hard to fill. ,
2nd. His sound judgment as
a councilor, and his fidelity as a co
worker in every department of
church work, especially in the Sun
day School and Prayer Meeting,
and his untiring efforts to do the
Master's will were inspiring and
helpful to his coworkers.
3rd. His family ha9 lost a loving
husband and father and in their sor
row we commend them to our
Heavenly Father, who doeth all
4th. That a copy of these resolu
tions be spread on the minute book
of our session, a copy sent to our
county papers published at Bolivar
and a copy sent to the family.
By order of the session, on this,
the 2Sth day of March, 1904.
D. W. McAnulty, Clerk.
We give below a list of the names
of thosa who intend to engage in
truck farming this year in Bolivar
and vicinity, also the kind of vegeta
bles they will cultivate. The
figures indicate the number of acres
that will be planted:
J. R. Black Irish potatoes 1,
cabbage 5, sweet potatoes G.
Moore fc Newbern Irish pota
toes 10, cabbage 0, berries 3, beans
5, cucumbers 1, cantaloupes 1,
sweet potatoes 5.
W. P. Nuckolls Irish potatoes
3, cabbag6 3, berries 2, beans 1,
S. Dickson Irish potatoes 1,
cabbage 2, berries 3, beans l, can
taloupes 1, sweet potatoes .
David Fentress Irish potatoes 2,
cabbage G, miscellaneous 20.
John Caruthers Irish potatoes 8,
cabbage 6, berries 5, beans 1, cucum
bers 1, cautaloupes 1, sweet pota
toes G, miscellaneous 2.
T. P. Campbell Irish potatoes 1,
cabbage 1, berries 3, beans A.
I. M. Emerson Cabbage 1.
P. F. Wilkinson Cabbage I,
W. J. Savage Cabbage 2, ber
G. A. Black Cabbage 1, berries
L. A. Nuckolls Berries 7, fruit
G. T. Ingram Irish potatoes 1.
Martin Flexner Irish Potatoes G,
cabbage 2, beans 8, cucumbers 2,
cantaloupes 2, sweet potatoes 5.
Jake Flexner Irish potatoes 15,
cabbage 3, berries 2, beans 5, cucum
bers 1, cantaloupes 2, sweet pota
toes 5, miscellaneous 3.
Cox & Curhn Irish potatoes 1.
J. E. Mashburn Irish potatoes 1.
J. W . Jacobs Irish potatoes 1,
R. N. Mitchell Irish potatoes 2,
cabbage 24, berries 5, cantaloupes 1.
G. M. Warren Cabbage 2, ber
K. T. Nuckolls Irish potatoes 2.
Lee Miller Irish potatoes 1,
cabbage 1, berries 1.
William Harris Cabbaare 1.
Charles Haraer Cabbage 1.
Irish potatoes x .50 acres.
Cabbage 48 acres.
Fruit 40 acres.
Berries 38 awes.
Beans 22 acres.
Sweet potatoes 27 acres.
Miscellaneous 25 acres.
Cantaloupes 7i acres.
Cucumbers 5 acres.
Total 2G9.V acrep.
100 pounds Nice Country
100 Roosters, old or young.
1000 dozen Eggs.
For which we will pay high
est market prices.
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons.
DCy zzzzfc this' zzclzor em
brzzzz ihz msst exquisite ere
aliens, surpassing in beauty
and volume any previous dis
play, he services ef DyDss
vznz Houston, a lady cf rare
taste and e2:perience, have been
secured. ur designs will
compare favorably with the
cost ine rasnion centers prc
duce. Skill and genius is ev
idenced in all ef cur creations.
2Jcu are cordially invited lo
visit us, at the "posloffice.
MRS. W. T. SMITH,
I am now offering for sale some
nice Pigs from my herd of Register
ed Poland China Hogs. If you want
something that is bred right and at
the right price, come- and see or
write, J. P. Mitchell.
.Ballard's Rorehound Syrup.
Immediately relieves hoarse,
croupy cough, oppressed, ratt"rj,
and difficult breathing. Henry C.
Stearcs, Druggist, Shullsburg,
Wis., writes, May 20, 1901: I
h ive been selling Ballard's Ilore
hound Syrup tor two years, and
have never had a preparation that
has given better satisfaction. I
notice that when I sell a bottle thev
come back for more. I can honest
ly recommend it." 25c, 50c, $1.00.
Sold by Cox & Co.