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Throws JBomlbs in ComBetitors' CainiD
The Crreat Merchant Prince of Bolivar Still on Duty, 'Guarding thef
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, March26th, 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.vvwi
HANDSOME 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 niekle
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 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 iastidious 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. BARRETT, Always for the People.
The Bolivar Bulletin,
Pbogress Telephone No. 17.
jt Local News
Ewell Mullios, of Whiteville,
was in town Sunday.
Mrs. May Prewitt, of Hickory
Valley, was in the city Monday.
Miss Maude Pirtle, of Toone,
was over Monday afternoon.
Dr. Taylor, a popular druggist
of Mason, was in the city Monday.
Frank Miller, a well known
colored man, died Friday morning.
Mrs. Mary B. Walker, of Can
ton, Miss., Is visiting Mrs. C. A.
Misses Hamer and Oakley, of
Michigan City, Miss., are guests of
Frank Baker, of Memphis,
visited relatives here the first of
David Sparkman, an attendant
of the Hospital, is spending a few
days at bis father's home, near
Mr. J. A. McKinnie and little
eon, Harry, and Messrs. J. P.
Mitchell and E. S. Crawford spent
Sunday in Jackson.
Make life's walk easy by
wearing the Crossett $3.50
Shoe. Sold only by Swee
ton & Black.
. The democratic majority con
tinues to increase in the 13tb dis
trict a fine boy arrived recently at
the home Mr. II. M. Mitchell.
Mrs. Grisham and Mrs. Ogles
by and children, of Wiufield, La.,
are here on a visit to their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Emerson.
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 3f Black.
Funeral services of the late
Mrs. R. S. Carter will be held on
the first Sabbath in June at the
Crisp graveyard, conducted by Rev.
U. A. West and others.
We have recently printed pro
grams for the Annual Teachers In
stitute, to be held in the Courthouse
at Bolivar, June 20-25th. Copies
os same can be had by applying to
the Superintendent, D. K. Bishop.
-S. II. Jones is on the list of crip
ples. In alighting from his stable
loft a few days ago a nail penetrated
his ankle, which is causing him con
On Thursday night, June 2nd,
the Presbyterian Sunday School
will hold "Children's Day Exer
cises." An interesting program
will be given. All are most cor
Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Wilkinson
left Thursday for McNairy County,
Mrs. Wilkinson to visit her brother,
Mr. Wilkinson to attend a reunion
of the old citizens of McNairy t J be
held at Selmer Saturday, upon
which occasion a monument will be
unveiled to their memory.
, Mr. C. B. Hensley, of district
No. 2, was in town Tuesday. He
has recently returned from a visit
to Covington, and informs us that
possibly he will move to that
The following are visitors at
Dr. B. V. Hudson's this week:
Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Wilson and
daughter, Adaline, of Chicago;
Mrs. Nannie Alston and her son,
Mr. John Alston, and Mrs. Ida Du
gan, of Jackson; Mrs. L. W. Me
Gee and daughter, Mabel, of Mer
cer. Squirrel hunters are getting
their guns ready for the opening of
the next, season in which squirrels
can be killed without violation of
the law. The season for killing
squirrels opens June 1, and closes
March 1. As a result of the new
law, with regard to killing squirrels,
it is said that they are more numer
ous this year than ever before
known.- The hunters will doubtless
be out in large numbers before the
close of next week.
Tne Southern Tennessee Nor
mal and Business Institute, at Es
sary Springs, commencement ex
ercises closed May 20lh. Miss Cal
lie Wright graduated in the Pri
mary Teacher's Course. Besides
the graduating exercises, the Liter
ary Society gave a concert at night,
to an audience estimated at one
thousand people. One of the most
pleasing scenes, was a modern play,
entitled "Teddie and the Bear hunt."
The president would have enjoyed
Mr. T. S. Minter, whom so
many fiiends of the Journal will
remember, has represented this
paper 'in the field" during the sum-i
mer months, was recently re-elected
unanimously as superintendent of
the public schools of Bryan by the
city school board. This will make
: the thirteenth year that Mr. Min-
ter has served that constituency as
(an educator and the fact that be
was again chosen to this responsible
position, and without dissent, is
proof Doei'ive that he is the right
man in the right place. Dallas
(Tex.) Farm Journal.
Miss Polly Owens died Tuesday
morning after an illness of several
weeks, aged over 80 years. She
had been an invalid for years and a
few weeks ago she was stricken
with paralysis. She was the oldest
living member of a large family and
was a well known and unique charac
ter, retaining to the day of her
death the dress and customs of the
olden times. She had been a resi
dent of Bolivar for nearly fifty
years. She was a member of the
Baptist Church. Her remains were
buried in Union Cemetery Wednes
day morning, services conducted by
Rev. T. E. P. Woods, of the Pres
A sad death occurred at the
Bolivar Hotel this week. Nearly
two months ago, Mrs. J. W. Ghol
son a id her little three year old son
left their home near Barlow, Ky.,
with San Antonio, Texas, in view
as their destination, for the benefit
of the child's health. It's condi
tion became alarming to the moth
er while on the train, and she de
cided to stop off here. A total
stranger, she went to the hotel and
summoned medical aid, also wired
her husband and other relatives,
who came at once and remained
until the end. All that loving pa
rents, medical skill and new made
friends could do failed to bring re
lief to the little sufferer, who pass
ed away Monday evening. The re
mains were carried to their Ken
tucky home Tuesday morning.
Free Trip to World's Fair.
Result of 5th week of P. F. Wilkinson A Sons'
"Popular Lady Contest."
Miss Altie Milfltead..... 53
Miss Pearl Taylor... 18
Miss Pearl Saragn 8
Miss Ella Craw ford
Miss Norvelle Whitenton...........
Miss Aneva Black .
Miss Lucille McDaniel. ..
Miss Ella Mitchell ...
Miss Ella Pirtle.........
Miss Jennie Mitchell...
Miss Mattye Cochrane............; 1
M iss Dickens Carutbers. .... ........... 2
Miss Mattie Clinton ..... ...l
Miss Ethel Campbell 2
Miss Lucy Dorris ....... 2
MissLillie Pegg...... ............ ............ 1
Miss May Smith.. .. ..... 41
Miss Margie Hudson . ...........14
"A11 persons holding tickets are requested to
turn them in.
An Exceptionally Interesting
Program Marks the Closing
Of St. Kathaeine's.
The County Board on Tax Equal
ization will meet in the court house!
on 1st Monday in June, 10 o'clock
a. m., to adjust the taxes for the J
year iyu4. nease oe prompt in
D. W. McAnuxty,
Bolivar, Tenn., May 23, 1904.
Jackson, Tenn., May 23. The
Calliopean Literary Society awarded
6. B. Malley, a ministerial student
from Hickory Valley, the medal
for the best debator and orator.
This is the second medal he has
won from this society. John Fegg,
also a ministerial student from near
' Bolivar, won the most improvement
medal for this year.
Commencement week at St. Kath
arine's is always looked forward to
with great pleasure by the people of
Bolivar, whose citizens are justly
proud of the noble work being ac
complished by this popular institu
tion. On no occasion has the pro
gram been more interesting than
The initial exercises "were given
on Saturday evening last, when the
Juveniles entertained an apprecia
tive audience with violin and piano
numbers, readings, songs and drills.
Little Bessie I o gram, covered her
self with glory by her sweet vocal
solo, "I Can't do this Sum." This
was her first appearance as a per
former, but her manner was grace
ful and easy. No less attractive
were little Mary Dnrrett, Frances
and Willie Christian in the recita
tion and song "Our Baby," the cute
response to the encore being the
hit of the evening.
On Sunday morning at 11 oTcloek,
to an unusually largo congregation,
Rev. W. C. Whittaker, D. D., of
Jackson, Miss., preached the bacca
laureate sermon at St. James'
Church. The discourse, delivered
extemperaneously, showed through
out the strong personality and
magnetic power of the yonng di
vine. His address at the close to
the graduating class was eloquent
The Alumnae met in the library
at 10 o'clock Monday morning and
perfected plans for another year's
The "General Recital" Monday
evening was thoroughly enjoyed, as
was shown by the hearty applause
throughout. The perfect rendering
of all the musical selections and
readings showed careful traising
on the part of the teachers, as well
as study and application on the
pupils' part. Misses Isola Allen
and Reg iiia Smith, in their read
ings, received merited encores. Miss
Frances Eggleston as a graceful ac
companist, added greatly to the
pleasure of the audience, which
greeted her appearance each time
with applause. The "Lullabies of
Nations," by twelve young ladies,
en costume, was especially good and
jutes Lamas mils art studio was
thrown open each evening to the
audiences, and was a delightful re
treat. 1 he display was most credit
able, especially the, work in clay
and burt wood and the studies from
nature. Miss Bills is an earnest
The exercises on "Class Night,"
Tuesday evening were varied. The
lawn was lighted and the large
crowd was seated in front of the
porch, which was tastefully festoon
ed in the class colors, green and
white, and formed a suitable set
ting for the "sweet girl graduates,"
who in a pleasing manner delivered
their addresses, prophecies, poems,
charges, replies, sang their songs
and sacrificed in the flames of a
huge bon fire all things dear and
otherwise connected with their
To the pleasure of the pupils and
teachers, Sergt. Major J. K. P.
Tate drilled his company on the
campus Wednesday afternoon.
On Wednesday evening the
chapel of the school was again well
filled with friends and patrons to
hear the closing concert of the
week. The young ladies taking
part were dressed to represent the
three periods of music in America
colonial, ante-bellum and modern.
The unique idea was carried out to
At the close of the concert, the
following medals were presented by
Rev Nevill Joyner:
First Honor Medal, (Alumnae)
Miss Rosa Eloise Savage, Bolivar.
Joseph E. Martin (English Medal)
Miss Elizabeth Calder, Texas.
Deportment Medal (Miss Joyner)
Miss lone Humphreys, Mississippi.
Excellence in Piano (Mrs. Cole)
Miss Frances Eggleston, Missis
sippi. Improvement in Violin (Miss
Wooden) Miss Mary Agnes Pear
Improvement in Voice(Mr. R.
L. Lightfort) Miss Jane Casey, Mis
sissippi. Improvement in Elocution (Mrs.
Cole) Miss Isola Allen, Tennessee.
Improvement in Piano (Miss
Tonkin) Miss Louise Prosser, Mis
sissippi. - '
General Excellence (Mrs. II ar
wood) Miss Bessie Flewellyn, Mis
sissippi. Improvement in Penmanship
(Mrs Harwood) Miss Willie Chris
This (Thursday) evening, Bish
op Thomas F. Gailor will preach at
St. James' Church, administer the
rite of confirmation to a class of
young ladies and bestow diplomas
upon the graduates, Misses Rosa
bavage, Bolivar; Elizabeth Calder,
Texas; Maria Cooper, Mississippi;
Grace Bonelli, Mississippi; Jennie
Miss Edith Wellmin, the senior's
mascot, a young lady of rare gifts
and strong individuality, completed
the business course, for which she
received a certificate.
The following visitors attended
Rev. W. C. Whittaker, Missis
sippi. Rev. W. P. Brown, Mississippi.
Rev. II. W. Wells, Tennessee.
Mrs. A. M. Bonelli, Vicksburg,
Mrs. Morgan Adams, Sardis,
Miss Clara Eggleston, Lexington,
Mrs. J. T. Allen, Nashville.
Miss Mahala Joyner, Kentucky.
The pupils will leave this morn
ing for their homes.
Miss Joyner will visit in Missis
sippi. Mrs. Lanra Phillips Cole goes to
Conway, Ark., -to visit for a few
Miss Wooden will study in Chica
go. Miss Williamson returns to her
home in Boydton, Va.
Mrs. Harwood and Miss Tonkin
leave for their respective homes in
Mississippi and Cleveland, Tenn.
On the first Monday in June
next, at the courl house door
in Bolivar, Hardeman Coun
ty, I will offer for public sale
all the real estate belonging
to delinquent tax payers for
the year 1903. The follow
ing is a list of such delin
quents, the district in which
the property is situated and
the number of acres in each
District No. 1 Ed Glover;
bounded on the north by Smith,
south McDonald, east Hill land,
west Prewitt and Hurst, 1 lot valu
ed at $150.00.
Emma E. Hill; north Moore heirs,
south Hancock, east I. C. R. R.,
west cemetery, 8 acres valued at
North Prewitt, south I. C.R. R.,
east I. C. R. R., west Moore heirs,
Block'No. 14 valued at $200.00.
North Southern Railway, south
Madison Street, east Front Street,
west Walnut Street, Block 28 val
ued at $150.00.
North Madison Street, south
Washington Street, east Harris
Street, west Fayette County line,
Block 74 valued at $150.00.
North Madison Street, south
Washington Street, east Walnut
Street, west Harris Street, Block
75 valued at $150.00.
J. W. Moore; north Prewitt,
south Ferguson, east Public Road,
west Prewitt, 60 acres valued at
John Scott, colored; north Rober
son, south Joy, east Joy, west I. C.
R. R., 1 lot valued at $500 00.
North Roberson, south Block 5,
east Joy Street, west I. C. R. R.,
two-thirds Block 2, valued at
District No. 4 Mrs. Martha
Brown Estate; north Gilchrist,
south Murphy, east Brown, west
Kellar, 62 acres valued at $150.00.
John Harris, colored; north Nor
ment, south Street, east Allen, west
Norment, 1 lot valued at $70.00.
District No. 7 Peter Sexton Es
tate; north Turner, south Neely,
east Fentress, west James, 196 aciea
valued at $200.00.
District No. 8 D. P. Pipkin:
north Sain, south Lambert, east
Guinn, west Cox, 185 acres valued
District No. 17 J. B. Burnett;
north Cart wright, south Brown,
east Cartwright, west Rogers, one
half acre valued at $25.00.
W. O. B afford; boundaries not
given, 1 lot valued at $50.00.
Mrs. Ellen Block; north Rogers,
south Douglas, east Tipler, west
Rogers, one-half acre valued at
Lucinda Phillips; north Aveut,
south A vent, east Godsey, west
Rogers, 1 acre valued at $100.00.
Mrs. Clara Knass; north Foster,"
south Webb, east Webb, west
Polks, '200 acres valued at $100.00.
R. N. MITCHELL, Trustee.
J P. Mitchell, Deputy Trustee