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Throws Bonibs in Conipetitors9 Camps.
The Great 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-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 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 everYthmg.&&&&t&&&&xHHxjtHM
HANDSOME WATCH F
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 Jatest
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 Received a Solid Gar Load of Flour, Meat, Molasses. Sugar and Coffee.
J. A. BARRETT, Always for the People.
The Boiivar Bulletin.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
m Local News -4
Hon. J. W. Jones was in the
Senator Jacksou was in the
There will be services at Shaudy
Esquire W. II. Tate, of Toone,
was over Monday.
Miss Margarett Withers, of
Jackson, is here.
Prof. P. D. Neilson will leave
this week for Alabama.
Rev. J. G Williams and wife
are visiting in Millington.
Mrs. Lizzie Rose, of Hickory
Valley, was in the city Tuesday.
Albert Coates, of Water Val
ley, Miss., spent Sunday with home
folks. Mrs. M. L. Ferguson, of Hick
ory Valley, visited Bolivar Wed
nesday. Mr. Nat Huddfeston visited his
brother in Chester County last
Mr. Z. N. Smart, of Grand
Junction, was in town on business
Esquire Thomas Shea, of Poca
hontas, was in town Monday on
Mrs. Octavia Polk, of New
Castle, will spend the summer at
Mrs. Tempie Tate is visiting
her daughter, Mrs. Edward Boyd,
Master Carrol Turner, of Mem
phis, is visiting his aunt, Mrs. C.
Following is the forecast for
to-day (Friday): "Showers and
Several tracts of land were sold
by ths Trustee Monday for delin
Dr A. Bailey and wife, of the
Saulebury neighborhood, visited
Miss May Welions, who has
been teaching at Livingston, Ala.,
has returned for the summer.
Miss Williamson, of St. Kath"
arine's School, left Tuesday morn'
ing for her home in Boydton, Va.
Misses Sallie White and Lilla
Jones are in Jackson attending the
II. P. Joyner, of the Railway
Mail Service, with headquarters at
Fulton, was in town Tuesday.
Miss Dickens Caruthers left
Monday for Union City to attend
the State Normal School.
Rev. J. A. Woods will preach
in the Presbyteritn Churchof Hick
ory Valley Sunday morning.
Vernon Kinney has returned
from Marianna, Ark., and can agun
be found behind the counters at
Mr. W. A. Wilkinson attended
the commencement exercises of the
G. R. C. College at Henderson this
Owing to repairs being made
on the church, the Presbyterians
will worship in the Baptist Church
Mrs. Bob. Battle and little
daughter, Virginia Elizabeth, of
Corinth, Mississippi, are visiting
Miss Mattye Cochrane.
Miss Carry McWilliams, of
New Orleans, who has been the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. John Redd,
left Monday for Corinth.
No opinion has yet been deliv
ered by the Supreme Court in the
Will Hill murder case. Possibly it
will be handed down Saturday.
The many friends of Miss
Tonkin will be glad to learn that
she is much improved in health
since she returned to her home in
Misses Velma Kinney and
Margie Hudson, two of Bolivar's
most charming young ladies, visited
T. F. Bishop and family last week.
Misses Ella Crawford and Jen
nie Mitchell and Messrs. J.' P.
Mitchell and C. G. Crawford at
tended the Crawford-Williams mar
riage in Jackson Wednesday.
Two negroes were placed in
jail this week, Dave Britton and
Bob Thomas, charged with larceny
the former with stealing a shirt,
the latter a shot gun.
At the June term of County
Court, Mrs. Maurice Webb was ap
pointed guardian for infant son,
and W. D. Anderson was appointed
administrator of the estate of E.
Mr. Jno. R. Coates returned
Saturday from Murfreesboro, where
he has been attending Mooney's
School. He had the honor of win
ning the "Declamation Medal" over
ja strong class of competitors.
Hugh Crawford, connected
with the Cumberland Telephone
Co;, at Yazoo City, Miss., is here
on a viit to his mother.
The Tea Cups Club met with
Mrs. J. Flexner on Saturday after
noon. After thejjsual alloted time
for the putting in of dainty stitches,
a pretty lunchon was served.
Mrs. T. II. Irby and her two
bright and interesting little boys
returned to their home in Fulton
Tuesday, after a' pleasant visit of
several weeks to relatives in our
city and vicinity.
OUR POPULAR LADY CON
TEST GROW I
Pick out your favorite, buy your
Dry Goods and Groceries of
us and assist some deserv
ing young lady to
see the Worlds'
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons.
Rev. J. M. Jordan, Superinten
dent and General Manager of "Ten
nessee Children's Home Society,
Nashville, will preach at the Metho
dist Church Sunday. Public cor
The following from Jackson
accompanied Mr. E. S. Crawford
and bride home Wednesday after
noon: Misses Sallie Maie Fulgham,
Bessie Fuluham. Mrs. Lula Case,
Messrs. W. D. Wilson and Charles
The Board of Equalization met
Monday and organized by the
election of T. A. McClarty, chair
man, and W. C. Needham, secreta
ry. The other members of the
Board are W. M. Ragonv J. S. An
derson and S. T. Foote.
In Sunday's Commercial Ap-j
peal in the list of honor pupils!
from the Memphis High School, we
find Miss Eleanor Richardson No.'
1 in eight No. 2. Miss Eleanor isj
a niece of W. C. Dorion and is a;
frequent visitor in Bolivar, and has!
many warm friends here who are
proud of her literary success.
The J. I Chase Threshing
Machine Co., of Racine, Wis., who
have a branch house at 173 5 North
College St., Nashville, have our
thanks for beautiful Confederate
Reunion souvenir buttons. They
cordially invite all who attend the
reunion to visit their establishment
and receive one of these buttons.
Jim Webb, of the 17th district,
lost his barn and contents, also two
mules and a horse by fire one night
last week. The origin of the fire is
unknown, though supposed to be
the work of an incendiary. - We
learn that blood hounds were
brought into service, but without
A Colorado paper says: A
lawyer in a courtroom may call a
man a liar, scoundrel, villain or
thief and no o le makes a complaint
when court was adjourned. If a
newspaper prints such reflection on
a man's character there is a libel
suit or a dead editor. And this is
owing to the fact that people believe
what an editor says; what a lawer
says cuts ho figure."
Rev. Nevill Joyner, agent for
the ''Quiutard Memorial Fund,"
left Saturday for Memphis and
other places in West Tennessee to
solicit subscriptions to said fund,
the object of which is to endow the
chair of Dogmatic Theology at Se
wanee as a memorial to the late
Bishop. Mr. Joyner will be en
gaged in this work a considerable
part of the summer.
Children's Day Services were
held at the Methodist Church on
Sunday last. The chancel was made
beautiful with potted plants and
vases of cut .flowers, whose loveli
ness was enchanced by the happy
faces and bright dresses of the little
ones who took part in the pro
gramme of songs and recitations.
The choir, as usual,, added material
ly to the pleasure of the audience
by its excellent singing. A collec
tion for missions was taken up.
On last Wednesday at the resi
dence of Mrs. John V. Wright, the
first meeting of the "Wednesday
Card Club" was held. This club is
composed entirely of woran bnd
meets weekly with the ' several
members. At this first meeting
several important rules were voted
upon Mrs. John V. Wright was
uuauirnously elected president. The
next meeting the club members will
be entertained by Misses Susie and
Anna Eva Black, at Mrs. -Alice
Hardaway's, on June loth:
Mr. E. S. Crawford, of Bolivar,
and Miss Bessie AI. Williams, of
Jackson, were united in marriage
Wednesday afternoon at the Camp
bell Street Church, Jackson, Rev.
Cleanth Brooks perlorming the
ceremony in the presence of a large
number of friends. 'The interior of
the building was beautifully deco
rated. The happy couple ar
rived iu Bolivar on the evening train
and were given a reception at the
home of the groom's mother, Mrs.
Callie Crawford. They received
many handsome presents. The
groom is a model young man of Boli
var. Of high moral character, con
scientious and honest in 'the dis
charge v of duty, he has the respect
and confidence of the community".
At present he holds the important
position of book-keeper at the Wes
tern Hospital. His bride is a favor
ite in her home city and is a lady of
many charms and graces. We ex
tend sincere congratulations.
A happv marriage took place
in Covington on Wednesday of last
week, the contracting parties being
Hon. Li. 11. Green and Miss Nannie
Belle Boyd. I he groom was at
one time editor of the Bulletin
and has many friends in Hardeman
County. He is at present editor of
the I lpton Record, holds an ap
pointment under Gov. Frazier, is
prominent in local aud State politics,
and is well known and popular
throughout Tennessee. His bride
is a charming lady of splendid at
tainments, a most worthy member
of an old and honored Virginia
family. The Bulletin extends
On Thursday evening of last
week, the pupils of the Presbyterian
Sunday School held their "Chil
dren's Day Services." The church
was beautifully decorated with
daisy chains,' ivy wreathes, jars
of stately lillies and other flowers.
A programme, consisting of songs
and recitations was well rendered.
The song by little Mary Durrett
and Bessie Ingram deserves special
mention. Mrs. Moore's selection
from Robin'Hood, during the offer
tory, was very much enjoyed. The
"star system" has recently been
adopted by the officers of the Sun
day School. For thirteen perfect
Sundays, the following received neat
filver stars: Annie Welions, Bessie
Ingram, Josiah Ingram, David
Durrett, Thomas Moore. Diplomas
from the "Cradle Roll" to the
Primary Department were awarded
to James Fentress III, Louise Shaw,
David Durrett, Warren Shelton,
Nannie Morrow, Dorothy Durrett.
Certiffcates as haviug contributed to
the "Lapsley Boat Fund" were
given to quite a number of the
pupils. The combined offerings
from the Sunday School and con
gregation swelled the mission fund
rree Trip to World's Fair.
Result of 7th week of P.
"Popular Lady Contest."
Miss Altie Milstead
Miss Pearl Taylor ....
"Miss Pearl Savage -.
Miss Ella Craw ford .........
Miss Xorrelle Whitenton
Miss Anera Black
Miss Lucille McDaniel
Miss Ella Mitchell
Miss Ella Pirtle
Miss Jennie Mitchell-..,
Miss Mattye Cochrane.-.
Miss Dickens Caruthers..
Miss Mattie Clinton.......
Miss Ethel Campbell-...
Miss Lucy Dorris ,
Miss May Smith
Miss Margie Hudson
Miss Belle Pirtle......
F. Wilkinson & Sons'
Public School Closing.
The Public School held its clos
ing exercises on Wednesday after
noon. Prof. P. D. Neilson ad
dressed the pupils and patrons with
a few well chosen remarks, after
which diplamos were awaded to
Misses Ethel Thomas, Nannie Doyle
and Mary Emerson as having com
pleted the High School course, and
to Charles Lea Neely, Robert Henry
Kahn and Hugh Tate Moore as
having completed the Public School
The following pupils received the
highest general average iu their re
Arthur Wheeler, 8th grade, 90.
Robert Ingram, 7th grade, 97.
Jen. O. Smith, 6th grade, 95.
Robert Lightfort,5th grade, (a) 98.
Maggie Tate, 5th grade, (b) 9G.
Mabel Warren and Robert Wood
Moore in the (a) division of the 4th
grade, tied on 95.
In the (b) division, 4th grade,
Bertha Curlin's average was 96.
Edward Tate, 3rd grade, 94.
Lloyd Swinebroad, 2nd grade, 92.
Hubert Williams, 1st. grade, 98.
Miss Sara Emerson awarded
prizes to the following pupils for
obtaining the greatest number of
head marks: Lizzie Smith, Hubert
Williams, Lloyd Swinebroad and
The exercises closed with the
song, "God be with you till we
meet again," rendered by the
The graduating class presented
Prof. Neilson with a very hand
some briar-root pipe,, as a testimoni
al of their esteem.
Prof. Neilson and his able corps
of assistants, Mrs. Pitser Miller,
Misses Virgiuia Hardaway and Sara
Emerson, have been faithful and
painstaking in their work and de
serve the thanks of the patrons
and public generally.
John Coates, colored, was ar
rested and tried last week for sell
ing whiskey. He was fined $50.00
by the Mayor, and was also placed
under bond of f250.00 to appear
before Circuit Court.
Michael Stephens, son of J. T.
Stephens, of the 17th district, died
Thursday of last week of meninge
tis Deceased was about twenty
two years of age, a promising and
popular young man.
W. A. May, assignee, for use of R,
E. Rose, vs. James Crews be
fore D. W. McAnulty, Justice
of the Peace for Hardeman County-
In this cause it appears by affida
vit that the defendant, James Crews,
is justly indebted to the plaintiff,
aud is a non-resident of the State,
so that the ordinary process of law
cannot be served on him; and an
original Ancillary Judicial Attach
ment having been levied on his
property and returned to me, it is
therefore ordered that publication
be made in the Bolivar Bulletin-,
a newspaper published in the town
of Bolivar, Tenn., for four consecu
tive weekH, commanding the said
James Crews to appear before me,
at my office in Hickory Valley,
Tenn., on the 2nd day of July,
1904, and make defense to said suit,
or it will be proceeded with ex-parte.
This 28Lh day of May, 1904.
D. W. McAnulty,.
Justice of the Peace.
C. A. Miller, Attorney.
A11 persons holding tickets are requested to
turn then) in.
The Flora Fruit Company. 818
North 4th St., St. Louis, Mo., are
ready to receive consignments of
cabbage and potatoes and will guar
antee full market - price and full
prompt returns. We are a new
firm but have the supplying of
several large hotels in this city and
as yet could use more goods.
Small growers or large ones who
have not satisfactory connecions in
this city will do well to consign
their produce to us. Reference,
any bank in this city.
Flora Fruit Co., 818 North 4th St.,
St. Louis, Mo.
A Kick About Groceries. -
If you have had a kick
about Groceries, try us.
Without a doubt the most
in this city are obtainable in
our store. Our Groceries
are sold on their merit.' Ex
tremely low figures, will not
buy staple goods anywhere.
Please give us your next
order and see for yourself.
We have both telephones
and make a specialty of tel
ephone orders. Satisfaction
W ,J. WHEELER z SON.