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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 9m 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 vcrYthingjijcjixHHfjcMMiM
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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 nikle
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.
Infmense line of Novelties in Dress Goods.
White Goods, Lawns, Organdies.
Beautiful line Silk Dross 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.
5 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 Fergusdn-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.
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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, Mo tos.. Sugar and Cole.
J. A. BARRETT, Always for the People.
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
G. T. Ingram visited Jackson
Preaching at Shandy Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Miss Estelle Lamb, of Mem
phis, is the guest of Miss Irene
Miss Ophelia Bills visited in
The gravel walks around the
Court yard are receiving needed
Mrs. T. II. Irby and children,
of Fulton, are visiting relatives
Mrs. P. D. Neilson left Tues
day evening for her home in Tus
Just received a fresh sup
ply of Bread at Wheeler &
Three prisoners were carried
from here to the penitentiary this
Mrs. II. II. Herron and daugh
ter, Mable, of Crainesville, visited
relatives here this week.
A change of schedule went into
effect on the Illinois Central Sunday.
See time table elsewhere.
Charlie Fawcett, wife and lit
tle baby, of the 18th district, visit
ed our office Wednesday.
Telephone us for your
Groceries, we deliver prompt
ly. Wheeler & Son.
Mrs. M. L. Webb has returned
from a visit of two weeks to rela
tives in Haywood County.
Major Rhea attended a picnic
at Raleigh Springs Wednesday giv
en by the Sunday Schools of White
ville. Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Dorion
have returned to their home in
Memphis after a pleasant visit to
Mies Velma Kinnie returned
this week from Des Arc, Ark.,
where she has been teaching for the
Just received an immense
supply of Jars and Churns.
Gall and make your selection
before stock is exhausted.
W. J. Wheeler 4 Son.
Miss Cora Thompson, who has
ben teaching at Port Arthur, Tex.,
for several mouths past, is expected
home the first of next week.
No services at the Presbyterian
Church Sunday morning on account
of commencement services at St.
Make life's walk easy by
wearing the Crossett $3.50
Shoe. Sold only by S wee
ton & Black.
Irl Lightfort fell from a fence
a few days ago and was painfully
though not seriously injured.
The first honor at St. Kath
arine's was won by Miss Rosa
Eloise Savage, the second by Miss
Elizabeth Towne Calder.
Wanted You to wear one
pair of Crossett $3.50 Shoes.
They will make you our
friend. Sweeton & Black.
Messrs. G. C, R. M. and A.
J. Calahan and wives, Mrs. Jane
Bryant and Mrs. Mollie Bryant
and daughter, of the 9th district,
visited Bolivar Saturday.
Ladies you are especially
invited to inspect our line of
American Beauty Shoes, the
best $2.00 Shoe ever offered
in Bolivar for the money.
Sweeton 6f Black.
Methodist Church Sunday 9.30
a.m., Sunday School. 11.00 a.m.,
no service 8.00 p.m., Preaching,
Subject: "Man, considered from
the standpoint of the World, the
Church and of God."
Services at Pleasant Grove next
Sunday at 3 p. in. On the oth
Sunday, May 29th, there will be
two services at the above place, 11
a.m., and 3 p.m., with dinner be
tween. The American Beauty,
2.00 Shoe is the correct
style in Ladies' foot wear for
this season. Sold only by
Sweeton f Black:
Dr. Dickson will leave next
Wednesday for Jackson, to attend a
meeting of the State Dental Associa
tion, and will be absent the remain
der of the week. He has the honor
of being a member of the Board of
A lecture will be given at the
Methodist Church Friday evening
at 8 o'clock by J. W. Blackard,
D. D., subject; "Twenty years in
the the Itinerary as a Circuit Rrder,
Station Preacher and Presiding
Elder." Admission free. Public
"fvemaiion anu waiatea ' as
presented by the pupils in the En
glish class at the Public School
Builsiing on last Friday evening wa9
witnessed bv a full house. The
play was beautifully staged, well
studied and faultlessly executed.
The teachers and pupils deserve
much credit. The receipts materi
ally increased the library fund.
Mr. Will White and Miss Kit
tie Lewis were united in marriage
Wednesday, May 11th, at Hickory
Flat, Miss., by Rev. Jesse Cox.
The happy young couple returned
to Bolivar the following day and
are at home at the residence of Mr.
J. W. Hillis. The Buixetin of
Mr. Ernest McDaniel, principal
of the Hickory Valley High School,
Miss Dameron, teacher of music,
Misses Annie B. McAnulty, Sallie
Johns and Mr. Reuben Scott, of the
graduating class, with Mr. Carlysle
Nuckolls, of Toone, and Miss Barks
dale and Mr. David Rogers, of
Memphis, composed a handsome and
happy company of young people
who spent last Saturday very
pleasantly in Bolivar and vicinity.
Mr. W. A. Shaw, of the 3rd
district, and his father in law, Mr.
J. S. Thomas, of Jonesboro, N. C,
visited our office Saturday. Mr.
Thomas informs as that the ajreage
in cotton in his state will be largely
increased this year, and that the in
crease would have been much great
er, but for the scarcity of labor,
which is becoming a serious prob
lem, most of the negroes having
left the farms to engage in public
works. ' -
Jim Wood arrived Satur
day last and will spend a few weeks
on a visit to his mother, Mrs. Char
les Wood. He has just returned
from a trip to Panama. He 9ays
that work on the great canal has not
been commenced, but .preparations
are being made. The big ditcb
will be forty three miles long and
it is estimated that it will require
ten years to complete the work. It
will shorten the distance between
the eastern and western states eight
thousand nautical miles.
About fifty members of Bolivar
Camp No. 36, Woodmen of the
World, participated in the unveil
ing near Toone Sunday "of the hand
some monuments erected by the
order over the graven of Sovereigns
Ernest R. Jones and Charles E.
Thompson. Messrs. D. E. Bishop
and J. A. Foster delivered appro
priate addresses, and Misses Pearle
Savage and Ethel Campbell grace
fully and impressively recifed the
beautiful ritualistic poem. The
ceremonies were witnessed by a
large crowd from the neighborhood,
who served an elegant dinner upon
Mrs. Smithy Clark celebrated
her 76th birthday, May 14th.
Gathered around her at the home of
her son in law, J. II Cox, in the
10th district, were five children,
twenty grand children, two great
grand children, a total of forty in
all, besides a large number of the
old family servants. A splendid
dinner was served and the table was
beautifully decorated. During the
day, pictures of different groupes
were made. Before dispering,
a touching ud fervent prayer was
offered by Rev. B. S. Wolverton.
One of the amusing features of the
occat-i jn was a "meat eating con
test" between Allie Scott and Lin
Lightfort, in which the former won.
Wanted 1,000 pounds of
new Goose Feathers. High
est cash price paid.
Sweeton & Black.
one ear. A
Bull two and a half
Marked under bit in
liberal reward will be
paid, for any information leading to
his recovery. Apply at this office.
Commeircemeiit Exercises St- Katharine's
Following is the order of Com
mencement week in St. Katharine's
Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m., bacca
laureate sermon by Rev. Walter C.
W hittaker, D. D.
Monday, May, 23, 10 a.m., meet
ing of the Alumnae Association;
8 p.m., general recital.
Tuesday, May 24, 10 a.m., art
levee; 8 p.m., class day exercises.
Wednesday, May 25, 4 p.m., field
day exercises; 8 p.m., grand concert,
awardiug of medals.
Thursday, May 26, 8 p.m., bacca-.-laureate
sermon by the Rt. Rev. J
Thomas F. Gailor," S. T. D., con-1
ferring of diplomas.
Friends of the school are cordial-,
ly invited to these exercises. !
A charge of 25 cents will be made
for the general recital.
Prominent clergymen from neigh
boring dioceses wilt be in attendance
during commencement week.
Sallie Johns, who won second
honors aud was Salutatorian, read
her essay on "The School of Ex
perience," in a clear distinct voice
tha, added weight and charm to the
thought and composition. Her es
say showed deep study and careful
Morgan May's essay "The Flow
ers by. the Wayside," Lucy Ham
mous', "The Power of Thought,"
Norma McAnulty's, "Footprints,"
and Reuben Scott's oration, "The
Evils of War," were all exceedingly
good and won repeated applause.
Annie B. . McAnulty, who won
first honors and was Valedictorian,
read her essay on the class motto,
"By Our Deeds We Rise," with
such perfection of accent, tone and
articulation that her words fell on
the ears of the audience like music.
When she came to say the words ot
farewell to teachers and classmates
there were few dry eyes in the house.
At the close of their .speeches
each one received many fine baskets
of cut flowers.
After the finals had "all been read
and recited, Prof. Ernest McDaniel
delivered the diplomas ' and then
said his farewell words to the class,
school and patrons.
Miss Florence Armour's pupils
gave her a silk umbrella as a token
of their love and recognition of her
loving faithful service. The Music
class presented a gold brooch set
with pearls to their teacher, Miss
Eleanor Dameron for her faithful,
patient work. The graduating class
presented Prof. McDaniel a hand
some gold watch chain in remem
brance of hit eainest, faithful work
with them and as a token of thejr
love and appreciation of his labor.
Commencement Exercises Hickory
Valley. High School.
, The Hickory Valley High School
closed May 13th by holding the
first annnal commencement exercises.
The first part of the eveuing's
program was made of mut-ic, motion
songs, pantomimes and light comedy,
after which followed the 1904 cla-s
graduating exercises. The grad-;
aating address was made by Dr. P
I have a well . selected line ol
Canned Goods, Blanke'a and
other brands of Teas and Coffees,
Hams, Breakfast Bacon, Pickles,
Cakes and a variety of Lunch
Fresh Bread a specialty re
ceived every other d3y from the
celebrated "Star" and "Sunrise"
Goods delivered as promptly
as possible in any part of the
A 6hare of your patronage re
spectfully solicited and will be
Cumbeiland .Telephone No.
Progress Telephone No. 21.
MRS. KATIE TATE.
The Dunlap Springs, a sum
mer resort and watering place,
situated three miles south of
Bolivar, Tennessee, with never
I failing mineral 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 less
than one-fourth the orisrinal cost
I to a quick buyer. To be sold
for division. Come and look at
this property. You will Je
pleased with it. Write to
DUNLAP SPRINGS CO.,
Free Trip to World's Fair.
Result of 4th week of P. F. Wilkinwm A Sons'
"Popular Lady Contest."
Miss Altie MiLstead.... . 49
Miss Pearl Taylor 17
Miss Pearl Savage .............. 4
Miss Ella Crawford ............ ....4
Miss Xorelle Vfhitentou
Miss Aneva Black ...... 4
Miss Lucille McDaniel .2
Miss Ella Mitchell . . 23 -
Miss Ella Pirtle - ii)
Miss Jenoie Mitchell ....... ....18
Miss Mattye Cochrane ...... 1
Miss Dickens Caruthers ....2
Miss Mattie Clinton .. ........
Miss Ethel Campbell 2
Miss Lucy Dorris . 2
Miss Lillie Peag.. ,, l
Miss May Smith 24
Miss Margie Hudson . .. .. 14
" All persons holding tickets are requested to
turn them in.
Growing Aches and Pains
Mrs. Jofae Sumner,
Texas, writes, April 15,
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 ray little girl for
ironing paias and aches in knees.
It cured her riorbt away I have
also used it for frost bitten
with good success. It is the
liniment I ever used." 25c,
f 1.00. Sold by Cox & Co.
Call at Wheeler & Son's
for Fresh Bread.
. Our stock contains a variety
of the most fashionable shapes,
all new goods, offered at low
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.
M Pirtle & Campbell
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 & SOI?.
7. C. Ii It TIME TABLE
Effective Sunday, May 15, 1904.
B-.P. WILSON, Alt'