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The Great Merchant Prince of Bolivar Still on
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Peoples' Interests, Offering Brilliant
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A special train has just arrived on schedule time from the famous store of Fergttson-McKinme 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 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 but 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 every thing, iii vioiv
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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 niokle
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
200 pair handsome Lace Curtains at 1.00 per pair, worth
double the price.
100 tlozen 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.
I?ans, Parasols, Corsets. Ribbons, etc., in endless varietv.
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 Received a Solid Gar Load of Flour, Meat, Molasses. Sugar and Coffee.
J... A. BARRETT, Always for tlie People.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Peogekss Telephone No. 17.
Local News 34
Will White spent Sunday iu
Walter Cox visited Saulsbary
J. D. Casselberry, of Memphis,
is in the city.
Mrs. E. C. Boyd has returned
Miss Sammie Nichols is visit
ing in Memphis.
Mrs. E. A. Pybass is suffering
with an attack of erysipelas.
Rev. S. L. Jewell and family,
of Trenton, are here.
Austin Miller, Jr., and bride,
of Mississippi, arrived Wednesday
Mi98 Katharine Lambert, of
Jonesboro, Ark., is expected to
morrow. Mr. J. D. Swinebroad left this
week on a business trip to be absent
Mrs. George Wilkinson and
little daughter are -visiting in Jack
son. Mrs. Cornelia Foard, of Natch
ez, Miss., was a recent guest of Mrs.
Mrs. Henry Bond and little
daughter, Marian, have returned to
The Bulletin received an or
der this week for job work from
Attorney W. A. McDonald, of
Ashland Miss., attended court
The pupils and teachers of St.
Katharine's enjoyed the day Mon
day picnicing at Dunlap.
Mr. Major Rhea, of Whiteville,
has accepted a position as book
keeper for Kahn Bros.
T D. Newbern attended the
funeral of his brother, J. P. New
bern, at Trenton on Monday.
We regret to learn that Mr.
William R. Galloway, of the 10th
district, is quite sick.
Miss Ora Moore, of Augustus,
was the guest of Misses Ella aud
Tennie Pirtle the first of the week.
Mrs. W. YV. Casselberry died
last night at the home of her
daughter, Mrs, Martin.
Albert Coates, who is connect
ed with the Machine Shops at
Water Valley, spent Sunday at
Joe Dowdy, who was injured
by a train at Grand Junction sever
al days ago, ii much better and
able to be out.
The latest styles in Ladies'
fine Slippers just received at
Sweeton & Black's.
At the May term of County
Court J. T. Simmons was appoint
ed administrator of the estate of B.
A. Simmons, deceased.
Miss Frances Stuart returned
Monday from Fulton, Ky., where
she has been teaching a private
school for several months.
Wanted l,ooo barefooted
men, women and children to
call at Sweeton 3p Black's.
Mr. W. T. Follis, proprietor
of the Grand Junction Pottery, was
in the city Tuesday and left with us
a nice order for job work.
All those pretty Hats 50 cents,
15 cents and $1.00. Hats $5.00,
$3.50; Hats $3.50, $2. 50.
Mrs. J. D. Swinebeoad.
Our strawberry growers have
been busy shipping this week. We
learn the crop will not be large and
the fruit is said to be rather inferior.
Lewis A. Crossett 3.50
Shoe for men make life's walk
easy. Try them. Sweeton
Gov. Frazier has appointed
Hon. J. W. Jones, of Hardeman
County, as a delegate to the Good
Roads Convention, to be held in St.
Louis, May 16-21.
Mr. Sam T. Barnett, of Jack
son, was kicked by a vicious horse
last week and was oadly hurt. His
friends here hope that his injuries
will not prove serious.
If you want style, ease and
comfort, buy for yourself a
pair of Lewis A. Crossett
3.50 Shoes. Sweeton 5f
Mrs. J. R. Holmes and daugh
ters, Misses Ella, Mary and Mima,
and Mr. John W. Holmes and
wife, of the 13th district, visited
our office last week.
Dr. J. W. Cartwright, former
ly an official of the Western Hos
pital, now engaged in the practice
of medicine at Nashville, was in
Bolivar this week. His visit was a
source of pleasure to his numerous j
T. C. Crawford, aged about 38
years, died Saturday in the 13th
survive. He was an ' industrious
farmer and a good citizen. His re
mains were buried Monday at the
The Bulletin acknowledges
the receipt of an invitation issued
by Mrs.. Bettie Cordle to the mar
riage of her daughter, Miss Annie
Franklin, to Mr. Ira David Walter,
of Harrisburg, Ark., on Wednesday
evening, May 11th, 8 o'clock, Bap
tist Church, Bolivar.
We have just learned of a se
rious accident which happened to
Mr. Frank Manson at Itta Bena,
Miss., about three weeks ago he
was thrown from a horse aud his
skull fractured. He is a son of the
late Hon. J. A. Manson, about 22
years of age and was married only a
few months ago.
Mr. and Mrs. J4 W. Thompson
and daughter, Miss Ruth, of the
16th district, spent Sunday with
Mr. W. P. Nuckolls, near Bolivar.
Mr. Thompson recently had a se
rious spell of pneumonia. He is
still a little the worse for wear
from its effects, but we are
state is steadily improviug.
Circuit Court convened Mon
day. The civil docket has been
completed for the present term and
Wednesday the criminal docket
was taken up. As we go to press a
jury is being selected for the second
trial of Will Hill, colored, the
double-murderer, already under life
sentence. lhe proceedings will ap
pear next week.
Rev. J. N. Hall will preach at
the Baptist Church next Sunday at
11 o'clock a. ra., 3 p. m., aud 7.30
p.m. The afternoon eemon will
be on the ' 'mode of baptism."
The morning hour was offered to
Rev. Williams, the Methodist pas-
tor,but he declined to use it. Every
body cordially invited to attend
The following young people
from. Bolivar and vicinity attended
the annual "foot washing" services
at Mount Tabor, in the 4th district,
Sunday: Misses Al-ertine Smith,
Maude Wilkinson, Anneva Black,
Lilla Jones, Nannie Doyle, Eliza
beth Caruthers; Messrs. Guy Irby
George Ragon, John Foote, Jr.,
James Emerson, John White, Wil
The city of Toone was the scene
of two marriages Sunday afternoon,
both ceremonies being performed by
Esquire W.. H. Tate, in front of his
residence, w hile the contracting par
ties were seated in buggies. Mr.
Shade Gibbons and Miss . Lillie
Pyles were the first to be joined iu
the holy bonds of wedlock, and
scarcely had ths dut from their
vehiole settled, before Mr. Joe
Pylcs and Miss Ida Swianey arrived
and a similar ceremony was per
formed. The accommodating Es
quire viewed the crowd and shouted
- The school at Black's Acade
my, which for the past eight
mouths, has been taught by Mi-is
Frank Cordle, closed last week with
examinations. Ivy Lightfort, the
oldest daughter of R. L. Lightfort,
Jr., made an average of Oi, ihe
highest grade made, which is veiy
creditable as Ivy was one of the lit
tle ones. The patrons of the school
are loth to give up Miss Frank, who
ha3 proven a successful teacher.
unciaimeu letters remaining in
the bolivar, Hardeman County,
Tenn , Postoffice May 1, 1904:
Mary Baldwin, ISat Bedd, Arbra
Benilty, Mrs. Mary Bowden, T
B. Chesbier, R. E. 'Cliism, II. M
Duncan, George Dillard, J. A.
Gurlty, Miss Ilattie Uoskius, Her
bert Jones, J. F. Jolly, A. M
Jacason, Carl Ketchen, Nelson
Whore, William Miller, Frank
Sherrpu, Jim Vandiver.
The following have recently
paid their subscriptions to the Bul
letin: 1. N. Crawford, Mrs. M.
E. Fish, Bolivar; E. B. Stewart,
New Castle; J. R. Stroup, Sauls-
bury; W. T. Follis, Grand Junc
tion; John 1. Moore, Vildo; Miss
Lucy Brauscomb, Monticello, Ark.;
W. R. Pepner, Paris, Tenn.; Mits
rsatolie Lee Pearson, Whiteville; J.
L. Phillips, Cedar Chapel; Tom
Farria, Iii-korv Valley; J. W.
The many friends of Dr. II.
W. Tate wiil regret to learn of an
accident to which he happened Mon
day evening. He vra- returning on
the train from a professional visit,
and upon arriving at Bolivar, tbiuk
ing the train had stopped (though
still in motion) he attemoted to
alight. The result was that he was
thrown some distance and one of
his ribs fractured. We are glad to
state that he is doing as well as
could be expected uuder the
Dr. W. J. Cox, of the firm of
Cox & Irby, the popular Lake street
druggists, who went before the
State Board of Phannacy for ex
amination at their recent meeting in
Louisvi le, received notice this
morning that his examination was
satisfactory and a certificate of reg
istration would be issued to him.
Dr. Cox is very proud of his regis
tration in this state, as every drug
gist, especially, knows that the ex
aminition iu Kentucky is a very
difficult one, and a drng2i-t has to
be well up to stand
Mr. W. A. May is shipping straw
berries this week.
Mrs. May R. Prewitt and Erma
Rose returned from Grand Junction
Messrs. W. A. May and C. C.
Jones made a business trip to Holly
Springs last Saturday.
Rev. Eugene Reed, of Jackson,
preached at the Baptist Church
hereelast Sunday morning and night.
He was elected pastor.
Messrs. A. D. Lowery and A. E.
Futrell went fisdiiug Tuesday and
report a pleasant time.
The following young men from
here visited Grand Junction on their
wheels last Sunday afternoon: Cas
per WToodsoii, Millar Mashburn,
Rube Scott, Morgm May, Carlysle
Nuckolls and Ashley McAnnlty.
Mr. J. M. Avent killed three
bears on his hunt, instead of two as
we reported erroneously in our last
communication. One of them we
were told weighed about 500 pounds.
Mr. D. M. McAuulty has return
ed from Jackson.
Rev. Mr. Floyd, of Moscow, will
preach here at the Baptist Church
next Sunday night.
iiir. jonn Li. juclvinnie came
down from Jackson last Sunday to
be with the family of Mr. T. L.
Ferguson for a few days.
Mr. J. A. Bryant, of Moscow,
was in town Monday.
Mrs. N. C. Rose visits Bolivar
Miss Maye Futreli enjovs the
hostitality of her sister-in-law, Mrs.
Ernest P. b utrell at this writing.
Miss Bessie Woods was a pleas
ant caller on the family of Mr.
Rose Tuesday nicht.
Growing Aches and Pains.
Mrs. Josie Sumner, Bremond,
Texas, writes, April 5, 1902: "I
have usen Ballard's Snow Liniment
in my family for three years. I
would not be without it in the house.
I have used it on my little girl 'for
growing pains and aches in knees.
It cured her right away. I have
also used it for frost bitten feet,
with good success. It is the best
liniment I ever used." 25c, 50c,
$1.00. Sold by Oox & Co.
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.
Card of Thanks.
5,000 Dozen Eggs.
500 lbs. Country Batter.
Country Hams in any quantity.
Highest Market price paid for same.
(Successors to Eppinoer Bros.)
Corner Market and College Streets,
Tree Trip to World's Fair.
Result of 2nd week of P. F. Wilkinson & Sons'
"Popular Lady Contest."
' Miss Altie Milstead ;. .1S
Miss Pearl Taylor ..........8
Miss Pearl .Savage 4
Miss Ella Crawford ..... .......4
Miss Xorvelle Whitenton...............2
Miss Aneva Black 2
Miss Lucille McDaniel ...........2
Miss Ella Mitchell .. 5
Miss Ella Pirtle . ..2
Miss Jennie Mitchell ....... .................1
Miss Mattye Cochrane. 1
Miss Dickens Caruthers.. 1
Miss Mattie Clinton ...!
Miss Ethel Campbell 1
Miss Lucy Dorris ....
Miss Lillie Pegg. .. ,, t
Miss May Smith
All persons holding tickets are requested to
turn them in.
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, Uolivar.
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I want to thank the people of this; V":
mmunity for their kindness and!
my favors which they have ex- yf '.-y'i
teuded to me in time of my late
trouble aud bereavment. Words:
cannot express my feelings to them)
for their many acts ot kindness. )
J. It. WILSON.
Hickory Valley, Tenn.
To cold draughts of air, to keen and
cutting wiuas, sudden changes of
temperature, scanty clothing, undue
exposure ot toe tnroat ana neck
after public speaking and singing,
inner on coughs and colds. Bsl
ard's llorehound Syrup is the best
Mrs. A. Barr, Houston, Texas,
writes, Jan., 31, 1902: "One bot
tle of Ballard's llorehound Syrup
cured me of a very bad. cough. It is
it. Fulton very pleasant to take." 25c, 50c,
00. bold by Uox & Uo.
$1.00 Hats 50
$1.50 Hats .$1.00
$2.00 Hats $1.50
2"Ali Hats reduced iu price. Call
and save money.
The Wise Housekeeper
Looks for something more than
cheapness when she buys
When you buy Groceries for less
than what we ask, you are getting
"cheap goods." It's better to buy
something good. The flavor is better
and there's double the amount of
nourishment. Try us.
We have just received a fresh sup
ply of the very best Canned Goods.
Don't forget our Vegetables we get a
fresh supply every day. We handle
nothing but the best goods and will
appreciate your patronage.
W. J. WHEELER.
To Cure a Cold in one Day.
Take Laxative Brorao 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