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Throws Bombs in Competitors
The Great Merchant Prince of Bolivar Still on Duty, Guarding'' the
Peoples' Interests, Offering Brilliant Bargains.
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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.
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 firrh 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 of town 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 everything. v
ME WATCH. FR
In addition to the great values we are offering, we will
give away with every suit of Clothes purchased, or every
ten dollars worth of goods bought a handsome nickle
plated, stem winding, open face, jeweled Watch absolutely
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 yards Calico, best quality, 5 cents.
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
money. . - .
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, Ribbons, 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 every comfort and convenience
has been arranged for the public.
Just Reoeived a Solid Gar Load of Flour, Meat, Molasses. Sugar and Coffee.
J. A. BARBBTT, Always for the People.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
J. K. Sweeton is in Memphis.
Mrs. Clinton has returned
Miss Irene Bond has returned
Mrs. Durrett and Miss Sadie
are iu St. Louis.
Mies Josie Moore has returned
Mr. Floyd Carter and family, of
Jackson, were here last Sunday.
Miss Fanuie Walson is the
guest ot Miss Lucie Dorris.
Dr. J. P. Douglas and family
have returned from Tupelo, Miss.
Miss Williamson, of St. Kather
ine's, spent Easter in Memphis.
Mrs. N. D. Martin, of Mem
phis, is the guest of Mrs. Jerome
Do not fail to attend the
musical this (Friday) evening at
Mrs. Tiffany, of Kentucky, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Warner
Mrs. Fletcher Bishop, of
Whiteville, is visiting the family of
J. M. Kinney.
The Progress Book Club was
reorganized this week with a mem
bership of thirty.
Messrs. John and Charlie
Warren and Miss Myrtle True, of
Memphis, spent Easter in Bolivar.
Miss Elizabeth Bass, from La
mar, Miss., visited Miss Gladys
Brewer at St. Katheriue's this
Profs, llichter'and Hutchinson,
from Jackson, have a high class en
tertainment promised for this (Fri
day) evening. Tickets - 15 and 25
Dr. and Mrs. P. II. McKinnie,
of Hickory Valley, honored the
Bulletin office with their presence
Col. T. B. Edgington, of Mem
phis, Ernest Bullock, of Jackson,
John Trice and Jim Deming, of
Chester County, were in the city
Albert Coates is taking an ap
prenticeship in the machine shops
at Water Valley. Albert is a nat
ural mechanic and will no doubt
rise high in his chosen profession. ,
To Fashion Land
We are now showing exclusive
styles in Hats for all-round wear.
During the, month nf May we
will introduce the correct styles in
Mrs. J. D. Swinebeoad.
Mr. Walter Gill, of Savannah,
candidate for State Senator from
the Twenty-sixth district, was in
town Tuesday. He has been in
dorsed by his home county of liar
din for the position.
Dr. B. F. Baird, of Vildo,
after a visit to his brother, Dr. W.
L. Baird, of this city, who has re
cently suffered a stroke of paralysis,
returned home at noon Thursday.
At the April term of County
Court, J. R. Polk was appointed
administrator of the estate of Thom
as H. Polk, deceased; and W. C.
Smith administrator of the eetate of
Addie Smith, deceased.
A change of schedule went into
effect on the Illinois Central Sun
day. The north bound morning
passenger train is due here one
hour later. Bolivar is the meeting
point for the two morning passen
Mrs. Laura Bradford & Co., of
Toone, have recently opened a mil
linery stock in the store adjoiuing
Yarbrough & Son. Their goods
are the latest and most fashionable
and prices the lowest. A cordial
invitation is extended to the public
to call. 2
William II. Tisdale, who lived
near Vildo, dropped dead Monday
morning while dressing, - preparato
ry to come to Bolivar to vote for
Senator Bate. He was a gallant
soldier, seriously wounded at the
battle of Shiloh, from the effects of
which he suffered until his-death.
Several children survive him.
Congressman Patterson has re
cently presented the Hickory Val
ley High School wi.L a number of
shade trees, which were planted on
the grounds surrounding the new
building March 11th, and dedicated
to the following: Hon. M. R. Pat
terson, Gen. John B. Gordon, Gen.
R. E. Lee, Gen. N.'B. Forrest, Col.
At the children's service at St.
James' Church Sunday last, Miss
Julia Tate's class won the Banner
for the year' as having had the
largest offering, and Miss Bessie
Flewellyn was the banner girl,
having made the largest individual
offering. The combined offering
for the classes amounted to $66.88.
John R Black has a large lot
of healthy and vigorous sweet po
tato plants, which he will put out
as soon as the weather is favorable.
They are far advanced for the sea
son, and he hopes to have an - czily
crop. He tfill "plant an increased
acreage in potatoes this season, and
will be able to supply the the local
market. Everybody who has tried
John Black's potatoes know they
are the best.
The following, from a New
York City paper of recent date,
will be read with interest by Boli
var people: "The concert given at
the Waldorf-Astoria last evening
was a delightful entertainment and
Miss Wren Pearson, a violin pupil
of Mr. Wickes, was enthusiastically
received. She played two numbers,
accompanied by Mme. Delhaze
Wickes. She rendered the Adagio,
by Vieuxtemps, with much feeling
and in a smooth and graceful way,
and the Scherzo, by Van Goens, she
played with dash and fire. As Mies
Pearson is a magnetic performer,
she is capable ot holding an au
dience. Another successful affair
was the pupils' recital given at the
Metropolitan College of Music.
Miss Mary Ingram's "bird like"
voice was a feature of interest. She
has a mellow tone and sings with
color and warmth and a freedom
which is pleasing. Miss Wren
Pearson gave two violin selections,
air by Bach and a Hungarian dance
by Brahms. She played these
numbers in her usual richness of
tone and was recalled three times."
QUARTERLY COURT PROCEEDINGS.
Roll of Honor
The following have paid their
subscriptions to- the Bulletin
within the past few days.
S. Y. Breeden Bolivar.
T. D Newbern ....Bolivar.
J. Y. Brooks..... . . . Middleburg.
S. L. Overton Toone.
Mrs. II. E Denton WThiteville.
N. B. Dorris ....Dorris.
George Bradford "...Toone.
Dr. T. B. Bradford
Cotton Plant, Ark.
A. W. Knott Toone.
J. W. Wilkes Whiteville.
W. S. Webb Crainesville.
Dr. T. E. Prewitt. Grand Junction.
J. T. Stephens Lisbon.
J. Q. Siler ". Silers.
O. C. Siler... Buxico, Mo.
C. A. Duncan ....Whiteville.
J. W. McCaskill.. Hickory Valley.
R.N. McCaskill." .. Sheffield, Ala.
J. T. Parsons .New Castle
S. L. Ferguson Bryantsburg.
O. T. Siler ..Silers.
James Maroney Toone.
II. L. Moore Pocahontas.
D. S. Nelms Essary Springs.
J. S. Wheeler Hickory Valley.
J. C. Wheeler Hickory Valley.
W. A. Rush Opha.
W. J Martin.. .Saulsbury.
J. A. Overton Sr.. ...... .'.Toone.
April Term, 1904.
To the Honorable County Court of
Hardeman County in Quarterly
Your Chairman most respectfully
submits the following report of the
financial condition of the County
on the 1st day of April, 1904:
There was in the hands of the
Trustee on January 1, 1904, $447.51.
Collected from all sources during
quarter to April 1, $7,301.46 mak
ing a total of $7,803.97.
Warrants paid during quarter by
Trustee $0,530 07.
Balance in hands of Trustee on
April 1, 1904, $1,278.90.
Warrants in hands of Chairman
After paying the outstanding
warrants, this leaves a balance of
$438.45 in the hands of the Trustee.
D. W. McAnulty, Chin. .
and G. M. Wilkinson were author-i
ized to have an iron railing placed i
around the porch on the east side
of the Court House.
County tax on property, 35 cents
School tax on property, 25 cents
Road tax on property, 10 cents
This is an increase of 10 cents on
County Tax and a reduction of 10
cents on School Tax.
Merchants' advalorem tax for
county purposes, 30 cents on
Merchants' advalorem tax for
school purposes, 25 cents on $100.00.
An increase of 5 cents for county
purposes, and a reduction of 5 cents
for school purposes.
Five days was fixed as the time
for road hauds to work; For 1
day's work on road, 75 cents was
allowed for horse and plow; for 2
horses and plow, $1.50 was allowed
for one day's work.
C. T. Hudson was tleitedTax As
sessor in District No. 11, to succeed
Dr. Yopp, deceased.
E. B. Stewart was elected Road
Commissioner for District No. 3,
and James Simmons was elected
Road Commissioner from District
No. 4. -
W. II. Sasser was elected Con
stable for the 8th District.
The Chairman and Clerk were
ordered to renew insurance on the
The court, ordered that no mem
ber shall absent himself without
permission from the Chairman,
under, penalty of forfeiting his per
diem and mileage.
D. W. McAnolty, S. T. Smith ;
BOARD OP EQUALIZATION.
T. A. McClarty, W. C. Need
ham, Wm. Ragan, T. W. Tate, W.
VENIRE MAY TERM C1RC0IT COURT.
No. I II. B. Wright, J. W.
No. 2 R. N. Ferguson, J. P.
No. 3 Jim Foote, Low Blaylock.
No. 4 J. R. Atkins, Tom New
som. ' No. 5 W. R. Woods.
No. 6 Nat Huddleston, L. E.
Whitenton, R. C. Wilkinson.
No. 7 Robert Ussery.
No. 8 R. S. Carter.
No. 9 W. N. Sparkman," J. R.
No. 10 Allison Cox, T. D.
No. 11 J. A. Shelton, T. P.
No. 12 S. P. Cox, A. T. Bishop.
No. 13 W. F. Waller, A. M.
No. 14 W. A. Gibson, W. II.
No. 15 11. F. Kellar, J.T. Marsh.
No. 16 W. R. Sykes, J. W.
No. 17 J. D. Harris, Lee Smal
ley. No. 18 J. J. Siler, J. C. Jack
son. .No. 19 P. P. Blassingame.
No. 20 John Sheann.
Officers Pink Pinner, Wm.
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED OUR
And Invite Your Inspection.
For th'c Ladies, we have a nice line" of Prints, Per
cales, Embroideries, Hosiery and Shoes.
For the Gsntlemen, we have a nice line of Shirts,
Suspenders, Hosiery, Pants, Shoes and Straw Hat3.
We have also made an addition to our stock by carrying
a nice new stock of Clothing. Men's Suits from S4.00
For anything you have to sell, we will make you a
good offer. Yours truly,
E B. WiIIir2SR $ Sons.
Chas Smith 30. 00
Marshall & Bruce 19.75
Hugh Williams. 10.00
B I Foster 2 00
W R Jordan . . 2.50
W T Duncan 47.75
Notice, Truck Growers.
Western Hospital..- $282.20
Lee McConimons 27.20
J M Kinney 5.00
Drs G M & E H Dorris 27.00
M L Black 18. 7G
C A Duncan 5.00
Wm. Smith M D - 2.50
J R Reaves 5 50
J J Ilazlegrove 11.02
NC Nuckolls 7.00
A W Knott 15.00
R J Jackson 7.80
Geo Gibson 8 00
S T Smith 5 00
Robt Rose . 2.00
'R S Clark 5.00
C T Hudson 4.00
T L Nelms 15.00
W L Goddard ' 2.50
C W Press 22.09
RM Bryant.... 75.00
P F Wilkinson 2.40
Wiley Luttrell. 36.00
T D "Prewitt 15.00
G A Black 51.55
G A Black 13 45
J M Kinney 5.00
The Hardeman County Truckers'
and rruit Growers' Association will
meet in the Circuit Court room at
Bolivar, on Tuesday, April 12th,
at 1.30 o clock, pm.
Every member should be present,
as this will be an important meeting.
J. Li. Black, Pres.
J. P. Mitchell, Secty.
j DyCy slock; this cm
crD.zzz the mssi eccj uisita cre
.aliens, surpassing in bcau.iy
and volume any previsus dis
play, hz services cf 3Dss
tzrz 2Hsu.sbn, a lady cf rare
laste-'and experience, have been
secured. ur designs vill
csmpare favorably with the
best the fashion centers pro
du.ee. Skill and genius is ev
idenced in all ef cur creations.
3Jou are cordially invited to
visit us, at the "pestoffice.
MRS. W. T. SMITH,
St Katharine's School.
Honor Roil for third quarter
Fannie Eggleston, Byrd Kinchloe,
lone Humphreys, Mary Agnes
II onorable Mention List Francis
Christian, Bell McConnico, Bessie
Cures Coughs and Colds.
Mrs. C. Peterson, 025 Lake St.,
Topeka, Kansas, says: Of all
cough remedies Ballard's Hore
hound Syrup is my favorite; it has
done and will do all that is claimed
for it to speedily cure all coughs
and colds and ft is so sweet and.
pleasant to the taste." 23j, 50c and
81.00 bottle. Sold bv Cox & Co.
' Uallard's Horehound Syrup.
Immediately relieves hoarse.
croupy couh. opuressed. rattling.
and difficult breathing. Henry . C.
Stearrs, Druirffist. Shullsburcr.
Wis., writes. May 20. 1901: !
have been selling Ballard's Hore
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, 50e, $1.00.
Sold by Cox & Co.
100 pounds Nice Countrv
100 Roosters, old oryounsr."
1000 dozen Eggs.
For which we will pay high
est market prices.
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons.