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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, Editor.
Friday, April 8, 1904.
Sheriff S. T. SMITH.
Trustee-T. F. BISIIOP.
Hats off to the old Confederates
who stood so nobly by the gallant
It's easy to say what is to be
done and what is not to be done,
but what is done is the thing.
In addition to Hardeman goiug
into the Bate column last Monday,
about six other counties followed
A mass convention can do more
things than one iu fact it can do
whatever .it sees fit and proper to
do. The voice of the people is
An old Confederate soldier here
Monday, iu conversation with a par
ty of geutlemen, pointing to the
monument in the court yard erected
to the memory of the Confederate
dead of Hardeman County, remark
ed: "Gentlemen, if you are going
to turn down such men as Senator
Bate, you had just as well throw a
chain around that monument and
drag it to the ground." They
didn't turn him down.
Mr. N. A. SENTER,of Humboldt,
an old Confederate and as gallant a
man as ever wore the gray, was a
visitor nere Monday. lnis was
the second time he was ever in Bol
ivar, the first occasion being about
forty years ago, when he assisted in
running Hurst and his men out of
the town. Mr. Senter has a son, a
brilliant attorney of Humboldt, and
a most capable and worthy gentle
man, who is a candidate for 'Kail-
When the old soldiers take a
hand, you had as well "stand from
under," for something is going to
drop. Their devotion and loyalty
to each other is truly sublime.
Many maimed and aged Confeder
ates, who had not attended conven
tions before in years, were here
Monday to assist Senator Bate, aud
they did assist him. They occu
piea tront seats in the meeting,
seats of honor seats to which they
were eminently entitled. They
have always been "in front," in
war and in peace, and the Bulletin
is in favor of keeping them in front
so long as they live, and when they
pass over the river, we hope they
will occupy a front seat in a bright
er and better world.
Monument to be Erected at Selmer
to the Memory of Pioneers of
McNairy county is one of the
oldest counties formed in West
Tennessee, having been organized
in about the year 1824, and the town
Purdy, the former county site, wat
laid off about a year la'er. Some
of the most distinguished citizens of
Tennessee have had their birth in
McNairy, and many of the leading
citizens of Jackson were either born
there or are the descendents of citi
zens of that county. Other promi
- nent citizens live in Washington,
Nashville, Corinth, Henderson,
Humboldt and other places or hold
official positio ns in the Vest and
A movement recently took form
to erect a monument at Selmer, the
present county site, giving the date
of the organization of the county,
the old county site Purdy, also the
present county site, Selmer, the re
moval of the county site from Purdy
to Selmer, and the names of the pio
neer settlers of the county. The for
mer citizens of that county now liv
ing elsewhere have entered heartily
into the plan with the citizens of the
county, aud a handsome metal mon
ument has already been made, and is
now at the town of Selmer.
This monument will be placed in
rjosition durin?? Anril in a nromi-
r r . - r
nent place in Court Square at Sel- j
mer, and in May it will be formally J
dedicated, at which time there will
be a big reunion of all the former
citizens who have ever lived in the
county, their descendants and the
people who now reside there. It
will probably be the greatest gather
ing of McNairians ever held.
The monument will be erected on
a massive stone base, will stand
about ten feet high, and the in
scription, dates, names, etc., are
carved on the four sides or tablets.
Preparations are being made for a
great reunion, reduced rates will be
given by the railroads, and every
thing is on the qui vivejor a good
time generally. Jackson Dispatch.
Hardeman County Democrats
our Present Senator.
OTHER BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
The democratic mass meeting held
in the courthouse Monday was at
tended by cne of the largest and
most representative body of men
that has assembled in Hardeman
County iu years. Confederate
veterans were conspicuous by their
presence, and their gray locks min
gled harmoniously with those of
the darker hue of their eons. The
court house was crowded, and all
came with a single purpose to put
their stamp of approval upon the
services of William B. Bate, and to
instruct for his reelection, which
was done without a dissenting voice.
The few McMillin men present soon
saw the hand-writing on the wall,
"laid down" and - took their bitter
medicine with the best grace they
The meeting was called to order
by J. A. Foster, chairman of the
county executive committee.
On motion of Senator J. C.
Jackson, Hon. A. J. Coates was
elected chairman, aud on motion
Hugh Williams and John Reaves
were elected secretaries.
On motiou the chair was author
ized to appoint a committee of ten,
to whom all resolutions were to be
referred. The chair appointed the
following: J. W. Jones, C. A.
Miller, Dr. T. E. Prewitt, C. A.
Duncan, J. C. Jackson, W. C. Pir
ile, H. J. Brint, D. J. Campbell,
C. T. Hudson and 11. B. Hay.
On motion, every Democrat in
Hardeman County who desires to at
tend the Gubernatorial Convention
at Nashville, was appointed a dele
gate. A motion that each district select
its delegates aud report the names
of same to the convention was lost.
While the meeting waited for the
Committee on Resolutions to re
port, Col. T. B. Edgington, of
Memphis, candidate for delegate at
1 1 i'iyii 4- Vi r. Vifinnil fmwof I An
was called on and delivered a short
Hon. J. W. Jones, chairman o
the Committee on Resolutions, sub
mitted the following:
"Whereas, we the democracy o
Hardeman County, iu mass conven
tion assembled, recognize in Gen
Wm. B. Bate a hero in war, i
statesman in peace, a patriot at al
times and a democrat everywhere
honest aud incorruptible, a gentle
man, a lover of all high aud honor
able things, a defender of the rihtt-
of the masses against wrongs ano
usurpation of powei ; Governor who
brought peace to his state, Senatoi
in the Federal council chamber
without stain still poor, but s?til
"Therefore, we indorse his bon
esty, we indorse his ability, we m
dorse his democracy, we indorse
his unsullied patriotism and we
heartily indorse his candidacy fo
reelection by the General Assembly
of the State of Tennessee to the
United States Senate.
"Aud we hereby distinctly ii
struct our representatives in the
next General Assembly not only to
vote for, but to use all of their
nower ana inuueuce to secure ms
"And the delegates hereafter ap
pointed by this County to attend
the Senatorial and Floterial conven
tions are hereby distinctly instruct
ed to introduce and vote for as a
unit resolutions in said conventions
to instruct our Stale .Senator and
Floterial Representative to vote for
the reelection of Gen. W. B. Bate."
The above resolution was unani
mouslv adopted amid great en-
thusiasm. Every man in the house
rose to his feet and some of the old
soldiers elimoed on top of benches
to sanction it.
The administration of Gov. Fra
zier was indorsed, also John W.
Morton, Secretary of State, R. E.
Folk, Treasurer, Frank Dibbrell,
The following delegates at large
to the National Convention were in
structed tor: E. W. Carmack, T. B.
Edgington, Jno. K. Shields, and
one-half vote each for J. M. Head
and Newt. White.
J. E. Jones and E. E. Eslick
were indorsed as electors for Stale
at large, and J. A. Foster as elector
for Tenth Congressional District. -
The delegates to to the Slate con-
vention were instructed to vole for
Mat Marshall, of Dyersburg, for
A motion was uuanimously
adopted indorsing the course of
Hon. M. R. Patterson.
A motion indorsing the Adams
law was adopted unanimously.
Call for Mass Meeting: to Elect Del
egates to Congressional
To the Democratic Voters of
Hardeman County By virtue of
the authority vested in me by the
Democratic Congressional Commit
tee of the Tenth District of Ten
nessee, I hereby call a mass meeting
of all democratic voters of Harde
man County to be held at the court
house in Bolivar, on Satuiday,
April l.Gth, 1904, at 1 o'clock p.m.,
for the purpose of selecting dele
gates to a delegated convention to
be held at Memphis on the follow
ing Tuesday, April 19, 1904, at 11
o'clock a.m., of that day.
J. W. Jones,
Congressional Committeeman for
Gilmer P. Smith,
Secretary of Congressional Com
mittee. IN MEM0R1AM.
Reuben Stanford Scott was born Feb. 23rd, 1825,
in Wake county, Xorth Carolina, not far from
Kaleigh; died March 20th, 1904, at Hickory Valley,
Ilaideman County, Tennessee, at his pleasant and
hospitable home, where happiness in fellowship
reigned supreme. Ilis father, Joseph Scott, lived
to the advanced age of 7; his mother, Susan M.
Scott, (nee llalitiurton) attained her 94th year.
There were eleven children born to them of which
lleubeu S. was the youngest, except one. He had
four brothers and six sisters, all of whom have pre
ceded him to our future home. Reuben S. immi
grated West in the year 1S48, came to Hardema
County in 1349, an 1 was married to Miss E. J
Terry in ISjO, with whom he lived as husband an
wile for 53 years and 10 months. There were born
to them eight children, two boys and six girls
only two suivive him, both of taem are niairied
aud live at Hickory Valley, Tenn., near the home
of their mother.
At the time of the war between the States 1
was a union man, but after the invaders began to
encroach upon his native and beloved South Land
his patriotism was aroused; he buckled on h
armour, raised a company ol the sturdy yeomanry
of his neighboring community and consolidated
with a La Grange company, raised by Capt. Baker
Jones, of which Jones became Captain and he First
Lieutenant and went on the field of carnage :
Corinth, Miss., and lxft his companion and little
ones in the care of Providence, while he would try
to beat back the foe from his home and native
land, ne saw service w'th Gen. Bragg through
Georgia and his l-iid through Tennessee and Ken
tucky, and back through Tennessee into Georg
again. Then his oldest child, Nattie, died at
home, the only stay of bis wife, a boy of eleven
yeavs. Knowing her forlorn condition with he
s. nailer ones, he resigned and ca me home to solace
her iu her bereavement.
In the year he made a profession of religio
and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian church at
old Mt. Comfort, and has served the church for
long peiiod as ruling elder. He was always promj
to his feet to give testimony of his implicit fait
in Jesus aud his personal acceptance of his uteri
as his Savior. He was "ruling elder of Hickory
Valley Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the
time of his death, aud served in that capacity bine
Thus we have given a brief sketch of the life
which lias just guue froai us. Last Saturday as tii
ruin wa:, appr .aching the meridian of high noon
liis spirit winged its lligut through the nates of
death up tu tne pearly gates of "The Is'ew Jerusa
lem'' to the land of eternal dav. "There is n
nisrht there:" in the man v maiisioned "Hoiue i f
tile Soul." He left Uie loving embrace of his com
minion, the arms of a dutiful son and daughter
aud the sobs of his sorrowing grand-children, wj
were so anxious to alleviate his suffering while i
the throes of death. All the tender solicitude wa
exhibited by every one present in the dread hour
of the approaching time of the last struggle. Wh
should we weep or sorrow? he said he was perfectl
ready an I willing to go, but only wished that hi
companion could go with him to the "Glory Laud.
liut then, Jesus was with him. "Thy rod and thy
stalf they comfort uie." lie attended Sunda
.xcuool and song service at the church the Sund
before his death, lie lived the courts of th
sanctuary, the fweet songs of the children at Suit
day School; he heard them sing one Sunday, nex
he heard the angels chant and sing, and the re
deemed hosts of Heaven, where his name has teen
enrolled since 1S07. There he met Nattie, Martha.
Lou, Lizzie, Mary anil Susie, and his liule grand
son, Pat Ilermon McKiunie, the last culled from
our home by the death angel. Precious little rose
bud to be transplanted, to bloom in the garden of
God. What a company of children, aud one littl
grand-soil met him at the peaily gates. We know
his dear companion is longing tube there. May
his Sou and daughter aud daughter-in-law and
sorrowing grand -chil Iren get ready, those that are
uot, to meet them, where there is no more parting
and where there is no tottering old age for La
Grippe to assail aud strike down.
To the companion we would say you have lost a
loving aud faithful husband ; to the son, daughter
and daughter-in-law, you have lost au exemplary
father; to the graud-childreu, you have lost au iu
diligent and good grand father; the church has los
an efficient, faithful working member; the com
munity has lost a hospitable citizen. Ilis door was
always open to those around him, his purse
string to the needy ; he never said to them, "go
thou and be fed or clothed," but contributed of
his substance to their,neeessitie3;uone turned away
empty handed from his home. How anxious he
was to see his two grand-sons that were away from
home; hisonly brother-in-law, N.M.Perry, that
lived tome distance and who came as soon as he got
the sad intelligence of his condition, and stool
faithfully by him until he passed away. Grand
childreti, grand-pa is gone; you will hear no more
his cheery voice or be met no more with his tender
smiles, this side the golden gate. Strive to attain
a semblance of his winning wty and to duplicate
the Christian character so beautifully exemplified
in grand-pa. Let us all live and dejiort ourselves
so that we may be there "when the general roll is
called up yonder." We may answer here aud I
together with him aud other loved ones gone be
Let us imitate the example set for us by Jesus
Christ and exemplified iu the person of Reuben
Stanford Scoot. Blessed arc the dead which die in
the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the spirit
that they may "rest fr m their labors and their
works do follow them."
Hickory Valley, Tenn.
A Dandy for Burns.
Dr. Bergin, Paua, Ills , writes:
I have usei Ballard's Snow Lini
ment; always recommended it to my
friends, as. I am confident there is
no better made. It is a dandy for
burns.' Those who live on farms
are especially liable to many acci
dental cuts, burns, bruises, which
heal rapidly when Ballard's Snow
Liniment is applied. It should
always be kept in the house for
cases" of emergency." 25c, 50c,
H.U0 bottle. Sold by Cox & Co.
CLOVERPOKT, TENN. .
The school here, under the super
vision of Prof. G. Stephens and
Mrs. J. M. Pipkin, closed last Fri
day night. Not before in fifteen
years has the memory of that dear
old ElyBium been so thoroughly
awakeced, nor the interest so fully
resurrected. It was an occasion of
enjoyment to all, but more especial
ly to those who once have stood in
the places of those youthful actors,
but are now playing their part in
the drama of "Ito'al Life, upon the
stage of action. It was like throw
ing aside the stern realities, which
they now have to face, and retrac
ing their footsteps for fifteen years
to be agaiu in that crowded audito
rium listening to similar sweet aud
youthful voices and the melodious
ieosic of Uncle 5?nn, the same
old fiddler who has served on all
such happy occasion in days gone
by, was indeed a treat never to be
forgotten. The order wa- remark
able for the immensity of the
crowd. Perhaps, home did not
think the exercises of the night a
success, but considering the shot
time of two weeks' practice, we
pronounce it a dended success.
The influence of those two deserv
ing teachers will not cease with the
closing exercises of last Friday
night, but we hope the seeds sown
for good may spring up and bring
forth fruit abundantly to the glory
and honor of their names. Prof.
Stephens has been in our midst but
a short time, bat he has won a place
in the hearts of this people that
cannot be supplanted, lie won the
love of his pupils and taught them
by example as well as precept.
Hope we will be fortunate enough
to again procure his services in the
grand cause of education. If for
auy reason he and his sweet com
panion do not see fit to cast their
lot with us, we hope and feel sure
that success will crown their every
ST. LOt' IS, 110.
St. Louis is a double barreled
whizzer, out for the stuff regardless.
She gets it too. One miht as well
try to carry water in a sieve as.keep
money here. There are many peo
ple and places that might as well
hang out signs, "stop here and be
robbed without pain," tho' not
without 'paying." You country
boys should not become excited
and leave home for St. Louis on ac
count of the higher wages here.
Many things you get there without
money and without price are here
The tribe of Barabbas is active
here. Although I am touchy and
watchful, some fiend stole a valued
ring off my finger! Of course you
will say they could not have 'done
you that way. Well, that is what
I'd have said a veek ago. My
friends will be glad to know 'that I
still have my ears, tho' unless I
graft the loose ends down, I ma
not have them long. If they were
gold, 1 d be sure to lose them. Ihey
do uot covet my brass cheek.
TLe Fair oh, how beautiful !
How grand, how magnificent, how
sublime ! It is a poet's dream, a
musician's ecstasy, the New Jerusa
lem let down from heaven, with
hell six feet deep flowing through
it. When I was a boy, I thought
the Bolivar courthouse a tremen
dons structure. If it were placed
in some of the buildings at the Fair
one might succeed in finding it, if
he would search as diligently as the
woman for her lost piece of money.
Then he would shudder at the ugly
Our Hardeman ministers always
pieture hell as an awful looking
place. They are mistaken; it is a
symphony of Color and sound. I
know, for I went through it last
night. Never got a hair singed
either. The St. 'Louis hell is as
gay as Momiis and the stench of its
morals ascend forever.
To-morrow, 1 aim to get as near
heaven as possible, or where it
ought to be; I. shall visit a fine
church for the Easter service. I
guess they will be on the grab there
W. T. Mackik.
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.
HEALTH IS YOUTH.
Disease and Sickness Bring Old Age.
Ilerbine, taken every morning
before breakfast, will keep you in
robust health, tit you to wan! off
disease. It cure.s constipation,
biliousness, dyspepsia, fever, ekin,
iver and kidney complaints. It
purifies the blood and clears the
complexion. Mrs. D. W Smith,
Whitney, Texas, writes April 3,
902: "1 have used Ilerbine, and
find it the beet medicine for con-
tipation and lier troubles. It
does all you claim for it. lean
ighly recommend it.3
bottle. Sold by Cox & Co.
JACOB KAHN, President.
JNO. V. WRIGHT, Cashier.
J. A. Foster, J. M. Avent, J
A. S. Anderson, D. M.
on S$avin6 WeeattnU. ilflien you mill fo make a AepoM,
itten you wi-ih to Sell a Jrote, or when 'you wi-Sli lo Sorv-om Mon
ey call on u-i: Mvelij Safciij plccauUon uSed for . fitoicction of
funds vnttuited fo tiL
To Cure a Coici u
Tflko Laxative Ercmo iiinlns i Tablets,
Seven Million boxes sold in past 13
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Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic
has stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One end a Half Million
bottles. Does this record of merit appeal to you? No Cure, No Pay. 50c.
Enclosed with every bottle is a Ten Cent package of Grove's Black Root Liver Pills.
'gCt'Ux Ii'a 10 to 1 yon
10 to x yon
We'll wlzilu ii vrPl euro
aliuoat doculy nfjrcr eiiecta.
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1. C. R R. TIME TABLE.
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FOR SALE AT
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Quinine in a tasteless form. No
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To Cure a Cold in one Day.
Take Laxative Brorao Qui line Tab
lets. All druggists refund the mon-
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signature is on each box. zoc.
County Savings Bank.
. A. Barrett, K. M. Redfearn, G.
;Anulty, J. S. Falls, Felix Pope, J.
Jacob Kahu, S. H. Jones, 11. C. Wilkinson.
mankind muiincSi- pjitcrm pata
Wow uuimcSb Satiated.
montns. 1 iiib MiidlUTVf
W. C. D0RI0N, Cashier.
Osiiitrl Stock JPsiicl in,
Interest Allowed on Time Deposits.
Dc - cra. fr-M
malaria, but it leaves
snuses foe m
The Dunlap Springs, a sum
mer resort and watering place,
situated three miles south of
Bolivar, Tennessee, with never
failing miueral springs, is for
About 281 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 le6s
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 SPRINGS CO.,
(Bolivar j Tenn.
J. M. AVENT, Vice-President
L. M. LEE, Cashier.
:Grand Junction, Tenn.
A. Black, Jr., E. L. Boyle,
J. Neely, Jno. V. A right,
la Two Days.
JNO. L. MITCHELL, Ass'T Cashier.
33LI3? , TEBBESSEE.
THE CHILDREN'S FAVORITE TONIC
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
THE GENUINE PREPARED ONLY BY
Ballard-Snow Liniment Co.
ST. LOUIS, MO.
SOLD BY" COX & COMPANY.
WRITE FOR LARGE
CALL WHEN IN THE CITY.
J. N. MULFORD, Jeweler
Special Fertilizer for
old and tired lands.
Eighteen Dollars per
re & Newbern,