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Tlie (xreat Merchant Prince of Bolivar Still on Duty, Guarding the
Peoples' Interests, Offering- Brilliant Bargains.
A special train has just arrived on schedule time from the famous store of Ferguson-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 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.:
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 nikle
plated, stem winding, open face, jeweled Watch absolutely
Free. These Watches are accurate time-keepers, made by
the American Watch Co.. and are miarnntppd. TIipv .ir
not the cheap and worthless variety that some are offering. -5s
We have arranged with the factory for an unlimited supply.
Remember, von not nnlv (rot rrnnds from ns '2n rmr o.&nt
cheaper than from any other firm, but a Watch of worth S
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 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 weare 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 Car Load of Flour, Meat, Molasses, Sugar and Coffee.
J. A. BA
ITT, Always for the People.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
h Local Newsc
Dr. Dickson visited Jackson
Mr. G. M. .Wilkinson spent
Sunday in Jackson.
Mr. G. M. Savage spent Wed
nesday in Jackson.
Mrs. Allen Carter is visiting
relatives at Pocahontas.
Mrs. A. L. M. Coates visited
in Jackson this week.
Mrs. Will Alexander, of Jack
eon, spent Sunday in the city.
Prof. J. M. Hnbbard, of Gre
nada, Miss., was in town Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A." House, of
Medon, were in the city Monday.
Mr. Claude McKinnie and wife
visited relatives in Bolivar this
Messrs. Major Rhea and Ham
lin Williams visited Whiteville
Mrs. T. M. Moore and Mrs. R.
W. Tate are visiting relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Dorion,
of Memphis, are the guests of Mr.
W. C. Dorion.
-Rev. William Jones and sister,
Miss Julia, of South Carolina, are
Just received a fresh sup
ply of Bread at Wheeler &
Mrs. G. M. Wilkinson and
little daughter, Louise, have return
ed from Jackson.
Mr. J. S. Thomas, of Jonesbo
ro, N. C, is visiting his daughter,
Mrs. W. A. Shaw.
Mrs. N. B. Wheatley, of Grand
Junction, visited her aunt, Miss
Polly Owen, this week.
Bob Maxedon, of the 13th dis
trict, has a chicken with four legs,
Miss Emma Savage, of Jack
son, attended the Walter-Cordle
R. M. Redfearn is confined to
bis room at the Bolivar Hotel with
Telephone us for your
Groceries, we deliver prompt
ly. Wheeler & Son.
Mil's Emma Wheeler, a beauti
ful young lady, of the 9th district,
is a guest of Mrs. W. J. Wheeler.
Mrs. T. E. P. Woods and little
daughter left Tuesday for Honey
Grove, Texas, to visit her parents.
Bob Whitenton. of Shawnee.
Okla., is here on a visit to his
parents, Mr. -and Mrs. L. E. Whit
enton. Lee Gibson, of the 3id district,
has returned from a visit of seven
weeks to Hot Springs, Ark., im
proved in health.
Miss Ellender Wilson, of
Dyersburg, who has been visiting
relatives here for several days, left
Monday for Whiteville.
Mrs. Sayler, who has spent the
winter here with her lister, Mrs.
Charles Wood, returned Tuesday
morning to her home in Traverse
G. D. Siler, of Uptonville, for
merly a citizen of Hardeman County,
was in town Monday. He informs
us that he will erect at once a first
class cotton gin at Toone.
In the case of the state against
M. B. Farris, charged with the
murder of Ed. Owens, which oc
curred here in November, 1902, the
jury Wednesday returned a verdict
of not guilty.
Woodmen decoration services
will be held at the Toone grave
yard Sunday morning, and in "the
alternoon at the Rainey graveyard.
All members are requested to at
tend and bring flowers, also their
Just received an immense
supply of Jars and Churns.
Call and make your selection
before stock is exhausted.
V. J. Wheeler Sox.
Those who desire to make ex
hibits of vegetables, fruits, etc., at
the St. Louis World's Fair are re
quested to leave same with Moore
& Newbern. They have been
authorized to ' receive and forwaid
exhibits free ot charge.
E. S. Blaylock, foreman of
Bolivar Section, met with a paiufnl
accident Friday eveniug. While
returning on his hand car, just
ahead of the south bound passenger
train, he ran over a torpedo, placed
on the track for signal purposes,
the contents entering his left ankle,
shattering some of the small bones.
. The stave factory commenced
operations here Wednesday. It is
owned by Aiken & Shannon, of
Greenfield, and will be managed by
Henry Carleton, He.iry Brewer aud
J. W. Hillis. The plant has a
capacity of 10,000 per da and em
ploys 16 hands. Tierce aud tub
staves are the kind manufactured.
After an illness of several
weeks of typhoid fever, Edgar Ilarn
inous died at the home of his father,
C. C. Hammonds, near Hickory
Valley last week. Deceased was an
hojiorable, industrious and " popular
young man and his death is deeply
deplored. His remains were buried
Pygmalion and Galatea, a my
thological comedy in three acts,
will be given by the class in English
Literature, at Public School on Fri
day evening, May 13th, beginning
at 8 o clock. The public is cordial
ly invited. Admission: adults 15
cents, children 10 cents. Proceeds
for Libraiy. -
The Bulletin bad the pleasure
of a visit Tuesday from Mrs. Sarah
Fawcett, Mr. G. W. Fawcett and
daughters, Mioses Ethel and So
phronie, of the 18th district. Mrs.
Fawcett is 72 years of age, active
and interesung. She remembers
when Bolivar had onlv three stores,
Miller, liarkins, Kahn & Sugar
The annual decoration of
graves at Walnut Grove1 Cemetery
Saturday was attended by one of
the largest audiences ever assembled
on a fimnar occasion, moving
friends distributed fragrant flowers
over the graves of the dead, appro
priate remarks were delivered, afiu
an elegant dinner -was spread.
This beautiful custom has heen ob
served for several years oy the good
people of that commuui'y and year
by year it increases in popularity.
The south bound passenger
train was wrecked Wednesday
evening one mile north of Middle
burg, caused by striking a , cow.
The engine, mail, baggage, smoker
and express cars were derailed and
the engine, baggage and express
cars turned over. Engineer , Wil
liam Iladaway was killed, Fireman
Johnson, colored, seriously hurt,
Express Messenger George Matthews
and Mail Clerk I. C. booue were
slightly iujured. No passengers
Mrs. N. E. Casselberry who
died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Julia Martin, in Bolivar, May,
4th, 1904, was a'native of Alabama,
born October 15th, 1832, and was
married to-the late W. W. Cassel
berry in 1848. She moved to Har
deman County before the civil war.
Eleven children resulted from the
union, seven of whom survive. Mrs.
Casselberry was a member of the
Presbyterian church, retaining her
membership in the village church in
Alabama,, which she la it visited iu
1873. Her remains were interred
in the family lot at Middleburg in
presence of many friends.
Our public burying ground,
Union Cemetery, could be made a
beautiful and attractive spot, if
people who have loved ones buried
there would contribute to its keep
ing. Several years ago a "Cenete
ry Association" was formed, com
posed of a number of the ladies of
Bolivar, whose object was to care
for the sacred spot. Some of the
membership now sleep within its
confines, others have moved away,
only a few are left who take in
terest in the work, and thev do not
receive the encouragement and sup
port that their praise-worthy efforts
deserve. The Cemetery now needs
attention the squares should be
cleaned, the shrubbery ti mimed,
walks scraped, etc. The faithful
members of the Association are
anxious to have the work done, if
funds are available. Any contiibu-
tions for this purpose sent to Mrs.
M. E. Durrett, president, or Miss
Mary Smith, secretaiy, will be
HILL SENTENCED TO
The Negro Fiend, Who Murdered
His Wife and Brother-in-Law,
To Be Executed.
Unless the Supreme Court re
verses the verdict in the case of the
State against WTiIl Hill, colored,
convicted of murder in the first de
gree, his neck wiil stretch hemp in
Bolivar on Friday, the 24th day of
Hill, our readers will remember,
shot and killed his wife and brother-
in-law, George Taylor, in August,
1903. in the southern part of this
At the January term, 1904, of
Circuit Court he was tried tor the
murder of his wife and the jury re
turned a verdict of murder in the
first degree with mitigating circum
stances. There was soma misunder
standing in regard to the verdict
and the jury was recalled, when one
or two of the number stated that they
would have refused to sign same,
had the known that the verdict car
ried a death sentence. Under the
circumstances, Judge Woods sen
tenced Hill to the penitentiary for
Attorney General Howard request
ed that the prisoner be held to an
swer the second charge, the murder
of George Taylor.
Upon this count, he was arraigned
at the recent May term of Circuit
Court. After the case was given to
the jury, they deliberated only a
few hours, and returned a verdict
Saturday afternoon of murder in the
first degree, without mitigating circumstances.
Monday morning, Attorneys for
defendant made a motion for a hew
trial, which was overruied by Judge
Woods, who sentenced Hill to be
banged on the 24th diy of June.
An appeal wa3 taken to the pres
ent term or supreme court, iu ses
sion at Jackson, aud we understand
the case will be passed upon iu a
A beautiful mariiage was solemn
ized at the Baptist church Wednes
day evening, when Ilev. M. E.
Dodd, of Jackson, impressively said
the ceremony uniting Miss Annie
Franklm Cordle, of Bolivar, and
Mr. Ira David Walter, editor of the
Poinsetle County Times, of Harris
burg, Ark. An immense crowd
was present, more than the building
The decorations were a novel ex-.
ponent of new ideas iu that hue,
skillfully -planued and executed by
Mrs. C. M. .Wellons and her assist
ants. Floral hearts of white and
green, touched wTth red, were sus
pended above the bridal couple,
forraiug the apex of a heart com
pleted by the other members of the
bridal party. Lighteeu caudles,
lypk'al of the biiie's age, twinkled
from among the foliiize.
To the strains of ihe beautiful
wedding march the ushers, Messrs.
Johnson Blair, - Frank Piev.itt,
Kuox Nuckolls and George flagon,
preceded the bridal party, whi-jh
cont-i-ted of Misses Louella Clinton,"
Maudt Wilkinson, Ethel Campbell,
Peaiie Savage, Messrs. Prestou
Hams, Leon Mas
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auu ins ucbi iuau, xiii . u. e. vuie, i
(ot Harrisburg) and the bride and j
her mail of honor, Mis Virginia'
Foote. " J
The biide wore ; a dress of tilk
mull, trimmed with medallions and
cascades of lace, hat and gloves
harmonizing, an 1 carried bride's
roses an I ferns. Her maids were
gracetully gowued in white, and
carried white roses. "
Mrs. J. D. Campbell prei-iJed at
the organ and throughout the cere
rarae for himself in the field of
The presents consisted of many
useful and handsome articles.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter expect to
leave to day for Little Hock, to
join the Arkansas Press Association
in a trip to the World's Fair.
The Bulletin extends hearly
v: v -
Call at Wheeler & Son's
for Fresh Bread.
Free Trip .to World's Fair.
Kesult of 3rd week of P. F.Wilkinson 4 Sons'
"Popular Lady Contest."
Miss Altie Milntead . 44
Miss Pearl Taylor 8
Miss Pearl Savage 4
Miss Ella Crawford 4
Miss Xorvelle Whitenton..... ..10
Miss Aneva Black 4
Miss Lucille McPaniel 2
Miss Ella Mitchell 17
Miss Ella Pirtle ...... . 10
Miss Jennie Mitchell........... 16
Miss Mattye Cochrane 1
Miss Dickens Caruthers 1
MissMattie Clinton 1
Miss Ethel Campbell 2
Miss Lucy Dorris 1
MUsLillie Peeg . 1
Miss May Smith ..24
Miss Margie Hudson 14
All persons holding tickets are requested to
turn them in.
Growing Aches and Pains.
Mrs. Jotde Sumner, Breraond,
Texas, writes, April 15, 1902: "I
have nsen 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 paias and aches in knees.
It cured her light away. I have
also used it for frost bitten feet,
with good success. It is the best
liniment I ever used." 25v', 50c,
$1.00. Sold by Cox & Co.
Irby, Iltmliu Wil-I ff 1 J f 71 & 1"-A7
unburn, the groom JLYJLJLJLJlJL. LJL JL V
1X1- If f i..J '
$1.00 Hats 50
1.50 Hats 11.00
$2.00 Hats $1.50
All Hats reduced iu price. Call
and save money.
To Cure a Cold in one Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quiuine Tab
lets. All druggists refund the mon
ey if it fails to cure. E.W. Grove's
signature is on each box. 25c.
mony romise Me was soitly
The bri le, a young lady of rare
beauty and talent, h3s been a ret-i
dent of Bolivar, for several years,
ami was one of our most successful
teachers, as well as asocial favorite
The groom is a popular youug
man of Arkansas, and is making a
Our stock contains a variety
of the most fashionable shapes,
all new goods, offered at lew
A cordial invitation is ex
tended to the public to call on
us We will use every effort
to please you.
We desire to return thanks
to our friends for the very lib
eral patronage we have re
ceived, and respectfully solicit
a continuation of same.
Pirtle & Campbells
Fentress Block. ' j
Something. To Tempt You
in Groceries is not scarce here . Every
article in our stock of -
consists entirely of high class goods.
We aim to have all things right, and
dainty housekeepers will find it a pleas
ure to shop here.
It is our intention to keep the best
goods and an assortment suitable for
anyone, Fresh Butter, Eggs, Cabbage,
Beans, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Strawberries
and Bread, in fact everything carried in
a first class Grocery Store. We make
a specialty of Telephone Orders. Pro
gress 45. Cumberland 1-3 rings.
Your patronage respectfully solicited,
W. J. WHEELER & SON,