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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh "Williams; Editor.
Progress Telephone No. 17.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1901.
Wiiex the United States
Senate convened Monday,
Mr. Turley, of Tennessee,
presented the credentials of
his successor, Mr. liidwaru
W. Carmack, elected Senator
for a term of six years, begin
ning March 4, 1001.
The names of several gen
tlemen in Middle and East
Tennessee have been men
tioned for gubernatorial hon
ors, two 3ears hence. Has
West Tennessee no suitable
timber for the position? This
division of the Slate is cer
tainly entitled to name the
Governor, having furnished
only two since the war.
The Legislature adjourned
last Friday -for a month's re
cess. Its work, so far, as a
whole, has been wise and
economical. It has refused
to repeal certain reform meas
ures enacted two years ago,
which have resulted benefi
cially to the State; the mem
bership of visiting commit
tees has been reduced, and
other good work accomplish
ed. "We understand that Stat
ler levee is and has been for
several weeks, almost im
passable. If the amount of
money whiclihas been spent
on this levee for the past ten
years was known, the figures
would be startling. Annual
ly, an appropriation is made
for its improvement, and the
work done is only temporary
To put the levee in proper
condition, would require con
siderable expenditure, but in
the end it would be a saving
to the County.
Regulating Cotton Prices.
One of the most practical address
es before the InterstateCotton-Grow
ers' Association at Macon last week
was by Mr. Pope Brown, president
of the Georgia Agricultural Society
Discussing the cotton problem, he
"Two years ago we started a wheat
movement. Jibe result was that nun
dreds of thousands bushels of wheat
have since been raised in this State
It has put hundreds of thousands of
dollars into the pockets of the lar
mers. How can we cheapen the cost
of production of cotton or raise the
price of it? We have got to do one
or the other. The man that does
the plowing is entitled to a good liv
ing. Land is cheap. The farmer
can raise his mule cheaper than he
can buy him, he can raise his flour
cheaper, his meat cheaper. The
southern farmer has not done his
duty until he feeds his family by his
own labor, nor until be has produc
ed the food for the city people and
stopped the importation of every ne
cessity of life into this section.
Where cotton-growers' conven
tions bring forth such practical ad
vice as this, they do good. It is ad
vice which has been given for years,
and which has been adopted here
and there with beneficial results to
the adopters, whatever the effects
may have been upon those persons
who failed to follow it. The ques
tion of the profitable price of cotton
rests, after all, upon tLe individual
grower. He may be able to spare
time to attend the conventions and
to listen to the discussion of plans
for united action of cotton-growers
with a view to controlling the mar
ket. Yet, in spite of efforts more or
less spasmodic during fifty years in
this direction, no plan has been de
vised whereby the cotton-growers
have been led to united action. In the
nature of the case such action is ex
tremely difficult, if not impossible,
as long as individual growers are
guided in their operations by what
their neighbors may be doing, or by
reports of what growers in distant
parts may be doing. It remains for
the individual to adapt himself to
circumstances, and if he finds that
he is losing money in the long run
and accumulating debt in making(
cotton his leading crop, to turn his
energies into making a living at
home and raising cotton as a sur
plus. Manufacturers' Record.
Below we publish the official poll
list of the election held iu Bolivar,
February 2nd, to determine wheth
er our citizens desired to retain the
present charter (for naloons) or to
abolish the present eharter and re
incorporate (against saloons.) The
result of said election was, 74 for
abolif-hing, 3 for retaining:
W. W. Lockman.
L. B. Reynolds.
G. W. Tiller.
J. Will Gates.
W. J. Savage.
T. A. Parran.
J. M. Scott.
W. F. Thomas.
G. T. Ingram.
K. E. Durrett.
J. K. Tate, Jr.
T. D. Newbern.
J. W. Cartwrisht.
J. G. Wellons.
W. J. Cox.
R. C. Wilkinson.
C. M. Welloii.s.
X. F. Hizer.
J. IK Swinebroad.
R. A. Emerson.
W. J. Wheeler.
W. C. Dorion.
C. S. Ware.
W. R. Kearney.
P. C. Estes.
R. A. Tate.
S. IT. Jones.
W. L. Robinson.
W. A. House.
E. S. Crawford.
J. n. iioyi.
J. A. McKinnie.
It. F. Amnions.
K. P. Tale.
T. M. Moore.
H. W. Tate.
J. It. Sweeton.
K. E. TTornsby.
A. J. C'oafes.
K. W. Tate.
W. T. Anderson.
It. X. Mitchell.
P. F. Wilkinson.
T. E. Moore.
J. V. Curlin.
G. M. Savage.
I. M. Emerson.
George M. Wilkinson.
W. W. Cox.
C. It. Reynolds," Jr.
J. L. Mitchell.
W. S. Cochrane.
C. D. Durrett.
J. W. Dickens.
D. E. Durrett.
T. P. Campbell.
X. C. Nuckolls.
H. B. Manley.
W. H. Reynolds.
l. W. Parran.
J. W. Tate.
J. P. Mitchell.
W. L. Lock ma n.
J. D. CamplieU.
Iu accordance with the above ac
tion. Representative Foster intro
duced the following bill, known" as
House Bill No. 4i5, which passed
first reading February Gth, second
reading February 7th. When the
Legislature reconvenes, the bil
will be called up for final passage
HOUSE RILL XO. 473.
An Act to repeal sections 1, 2, 3. 4,
5, C, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
and 15, acts ol 1847 and 1848, be
ing chapter 12. of the acts of 1847
and 1848, passed November 29lh,
1S47 and being entitled an act to
incorporate the town f Bolivar.
in the County of Hardeman; ant
also to repeal sections 1 and 2, of
chapter 17G, of the acts of 1853
and 185G, passed January lGth,
1856, the same being amendatory
of the said act of 1S47 and 1848
also to repeal sections 4, 5, G, 7
and 8, of chapter 16 of the acts of
18G9 and 1370, the same being a
part of chapter 1G of the acts of
1869 and 1870 and amendatory to
the acts of 1847 and 1848 mcor
porating the town of Bolivar in
Hardeman County and passed
November 29th, 1847; also to re
peal sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and
7, of chapter 3, acts of extra ses
sion 1898, being an act to amend
chapter 12 of the acts of 1S47-8,
entitled an act to incorporate the
town of Bolivar in the County of
Hardeman, passed .November 29,
1S47, and to provide for a sys
tem of public scools for said town;
also to repeal sections 1 and 2 of
chapter 1, acts of 1899, passed
January 5th, 1899, and approved
January Gth, 1899, the same be
ing an act amending chapter 12
of the acts of 1847-8.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
General Assembly of the State of
Tennessee, That sections 1, 2, 3, 4,
5, G, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and
15, of the acts of 1847 and 1848,
passed November 29, 1847, and be
ing entitled an act to incorporate
the town of Bolivar, in the County
of Hardeman, and sections 1 and 2
of chapter 176 of the acts of 1855 -6,
passed January lGth, 185G, same be
ing amendatory of the said act of
1847-8; and also sections 4, 5, 6,
7 and 8 of chapter 16 of the acts
of 1S69 and 1870, same being part
of chapter 16 of the acts of 1869-70
and amendatory to the acts of 1847
-8, incorporating the town of Boli
var in Hardeman County, Tennes
see, passed November 29, 184; and
also sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7,
of chapter 3 of the acts of the extra
session of 1898, being an act to
ameud chapter 12 of the acts of
1S4Y-8, the same being an act to
incorporate the town of Bolivar, in
the County of Hardeman, and to
provide for a system of public
schools for said town; also sections
1 and 2 of chapter 71 of the acts of
1899, passed January 5, 1899, and
approved January 0, 1899, being au
act amending chapter 12, acts of
184 1 -8, be and the same are hereby
repealed aud the chartei privileges
of the town of Bolivar, in the Coun
ty of Hardeman, State of Tennessee,
as municipal corporation, revoked,
and the said charter aud all amend
ments thereto rendered null and
Section 2. Be it further enacted,
That on or before the first day of
June, 1901, the present recorder or
officer having custody of all money
and personal property of the town
of Bolivar shall turn over or trans
fer all money or personal properly
belonging to the town of Bolivar at
the time of the passage of this act
to the officer or officers duly author
ized by law to receive such proper
ty and shall take a receipt fur same.
Section 3. Be it further enacted,
That all laws aud parts of laws in
conflict with this act be, and the
same are hereby repealed.
Section 4. Be it further enacted.
That this act take effect from and
after the 20lh day of April, 1901,
the public welfare requiring it.
To The Public.
Iuasmuch as my name has been
used quite freely in discussing the
proposed repeal of the charter of
Bolivar by one of the local newspa
pers, I desire to state as follows:
On January 29, ult., Messrs. It.
N. Mitchell and T. D. Newbern
came to my office and presented me
letter signed by our local repre
sentatives in the Legislature in
which the following is embraced:
"Mesws. R. N. MiU-hell, C. A. Miller and T. D.
"We believe you are our friends, and we ask you
to lul l au election in the town of Bolivar, say
next Saturday or Mouday, giving the legal voters
of said town a chance to vote on the question of
abolishing an I recliarierin 4 the corporation of Uid
ivar. We have it to you to formulate the rules
under which the election shall he held; also who
shall vote in the election. You either hold it
yourselres or apixiiot the judges and clerks."
i he balance of the letter is not
quoted because it refers alone to the
action of our representatives on the
result of the election and is imma
terial to the matters discussed here
I pleaded that the time allowed
was too short to properly notify the
Voters. They insisted on holding
the election on Saturday, only four
days thereaiter, and that only
whites be allowed to vote. I asked
for time to consult the opposers of
the repeal aud was eiven until 2
o'clock p. m. to see my side.
waited in my office until 4 o'clock
p.m. to see the gentlemen, they then
paper as follows:
"The election shall be held on Saturday. Feb. 2
1901 ; three judges and two clerks will be appoint
ed ; polls to be opened at 12 o'clock m. and closed at
4 o'clock p.m. ; all legal white voters iu the turn
of Bolivar will be allowed to vote; the ballots are
lo be written or prinfed on while paper with the
words 'For Saloons' and 'Against Saloons' as this is
the real question. This January 29, 1901.
. "R. X. Mitchell,
I only quote the rules above, as
the balance of said communication
has been published and is immate
1 insiAted that said rules were
unfair to our side, disfranchised
large number of legal voters, and
did not conform to the requirements
of the request of our representatives,
1 hey demanaeu Inat they be car
ried out. I then refused to po in
to said election. And then I said
you have changed the question from
"Abolishing and rechartcrint; to
"For saloons" and ''Against sa
loons," manifestly to prejudice
the matter. They changed it
back, as learned on election day
on their printed tickets. They
held their election on the day
appointed. The opposers of repeal
took no part in same. They did
not even get a majority of "all the
legal white voters iu the town ot
Bolivar." No man who knows the
true number of white legal voters
will claim this. Moreover, as J
learn my motives have oeen assail
eu in opposing this repeal, l give
my reasons for same:
First. In part through my ef
forts the town of Bolivar has incur
ed a bonded debt of $10,000 to
build and equip a magnificent school
building. I conducted all the cor
respondence and in the main person
ally carried out the negotiations to
borrow this money. The plighted
faith of the town was mven to
promptly pay the interest and create
a sinking hind .to pay the priucipaj
of this debt, and I vouched for that
promise, along with the other
friends of said school. The saloons
of the town pay taxes more than
enough to pay the interest on this
debt, and create a sinking fund. If
this revenue is lost, au additional
tax sufficient to meet the deficit will
have to be put on property. Wt
have already laid the taxes on prop
erty and polls to the limit of the
law, and the burden is being gen
erally complained of.
Second. My past experience has
taught me that prohibition does not
prohibit, and that in towns of Bol
ivar 8 size you are only trading sa
loons for "blind tigers" by adopt
Aud besides no great convention,
state or natioual, republican or dem
ocratic, has ever sanctioned it; aud
the great democratic party to which
I have ever and ever expect to be
long, has repeatedly denounced it
as subversive of good governmen
and the personal rights of the citi
The state of Kansas is now in the
throes of a revolution on account of
Prohibition the "joint runners"
on the one side violating the law in
openly selling whiskey, and Mrs
Nation and her followers violating
it on the other side in the wilful
destruction of property and inciting
In Bolivar we have had a law
abiding, peaceful, quiet community
for 75 years. I prefer this state of
affairs to flying to the fields of the
"blind tiger," the "jug drinking"
condition and all their attendant
disorders 'and wilful violations of
the law. In other words, I prefer
the saloon, its revenue and lawful
legalization to the "blind tiger"
without revenue and the law viola
C. A. Miller.
The above article, handed us for
publication, explains itself. Mr.
Miller says that his name has been
quite freely used in discussing the
proposed repeal of the charter of
Bolivar by one of the local papers.
We suppose he refers to the Bulle
tix. His name has been no more
freely used" than the names of the
other members of the committee ap
pointed to hold the election above
refered to, and every word the Bul
letin has said upon this matter is
trae and correct. Editob.
Some time ago a Confederate
Veteran camp at New Orleans adopt
ed a series of resolutions protesting
against the action of the city of
Memphis in inviting President Mc
Kinley to attend the reunion of
Confederate veterans in that city
next May, and the subject has been
discussed from one end of the coun
try to the other. The idea seems to
have been not to object to inviting
the President because he is a North
ern veteran aud republican, but be
cause the Executive Committee of
the Confederate Veterans' organ
ization bad adopted a resolution to
the effect that no invitation should
be extended to anv one, no matter
how high his position, and nu
merous camps have fallen in line
with their protests. . The camp of
Jackson, Miss., thus puts itself on
"The Robt. A. Smith camp re
grets as unseemly and untimely the
criticisms and protests that have
been indulged in because our Mem
phis comrades saw proper to invite
the President of the United States
to the reunion in May. While we
believe that these reunions should
be confined, as a rule, to Confeder
ate soldiers and those wLo sympa
thize with all that they fought for,
we can see no objection to extend
ing every courtesy to all who were
once our conscientious foes, but
who are now our chivalrous and
generous friends and fellow-citizens.
President McKinley was a gallant
and distinguished soldier in the
Uuiou army, and since his elevation
to the Presidency has more than
once expressed his respect and ad
miratiou for the Confederate sol
dier. Our Memphis comrades may
be trusted to do what is proper, and
to be judges of all the proprieties
for the reunion."
The meeting is said to be one of
the largest in the history of the
camp, and this resolution was
adopted without a single dissenting
vote. Ten years ago, perhaps, the
negative vote on such a resolution
would have been overwhelming.
Time is a great healer of wounds.
Apportionment School Fund.
Following is the 65th apportion
ment of the School Fund of Harde
Dist. Xo. Xo. Scholars. Amount.
1 877 210 48
2 530 127 20
3 C71 101 04
4 .952 228 48
5.. . 525 126 00
C... 547 131 28
7 .171 41 04
8 252 60 48
9 220 52 80
10 494 118 56
11 413 99 12
12 323 77 52
13 .487. 116 88
14 .279 06 96
15 ..579 138 96
16 246 59 04
17 .454 108 96
18 224 53 76
19 275 06 00
20 1..210 50 40
21 332 79 68
Total No. Scholars 9,001
Total am't apportioned ... ?2, 1 74 64
Total am't per scholar,
W. J. COX, Chairman.
January 1, 1901.
One of our friends, Mrs. Sarah J.
Pirtle, wife of Benjamin J. Pirtle,
departed this life February 1, 1901
Sarah J. Pirtle was born February
25, 1819, and married about the
year 1838 or 1839. She professed
faith in Christ in August 1855, and
lived a consistent christiau about 60
years, and a widow about 40 years
She was aware of the fact that her
time was almost at band and her
last words on earth were "sweet
Jesus " Her remains were buried
in Pirtle Cemetery. Five children
and many friends are left to mourn
God in his all-wise providence
saw fit to take this most precious
woman, who was loved by all who
knew her. She has gone to strike
bands with those who have preced
ed her. We extend our sympathy
to her children, and pray that God
may guide and : protect them and
that they may follow in her foot
steps. Urignt and interesting,
possessing a happy disposition, gen
tle and modest in her manner, ' she
won the love of all with whom she
came in contact.
We shall sleep but not forever,
In the lone and silent grave;
Blessed be the Lord that taketh,
Bleesed be the Lord that gave.
In the bright, eternal city,
lHth can never, never come;
la His own good time He'll call us,
From our rest to home, sweet home.
N on-Resident Notice.
Iu Chancery Court at Bolivar. S.
E. W est vs. Knox West. No.
1055 K. D.
In this cause it appearing from
the petition, which is sworn to, that
the defendant, Knox West, is a non
resident ol the State of Tennessee
and is a resident of the Slate of
Mississippi, so that the ordinary
process of law can uot be served on
him. It is therefore ordered that
publication be made for four con
secutive weeks in Tub Bolivar Bul
lktix, a newspaper published in the
town of Bolivar, Tennessee, requir
ing said defendant, Knox West, to
appear before the undersigned
Clerk at his office in Bolivar, Ten
nessee, on or before the third Mon
day in March, 1901, and plead, an
swer or demur to the allegations set
forth in the petition. Otherwise the
same will be taken for confessed as
to him and this cause set for hear
ing ex parte.
Witness my hand at office in Bol
ivar, this February 8th, 1901.
J. A. WILSON, JR., C. & M.
In the County Court of Hardeman
County, Tennessee. W. F. Rey
nolds vs. heirs of Jeremiah Rev
nolds, dee'd, petition to sell land
for division. NO. 1482 R. D.
In this cause it appearing from
the petition, which is sworn to,
that the defendants, W. J. Taylor
and James Clark aud wife, Emehne
Clark are non-residents of the State
of Tennessee and are residents of
the State of Missouri, so that the
ordinary process of law cannot be
served upon them. It is therefore
ordered that publication be made iu
Hie 150LIVAR Uulletix, a newspa
per published in the town of Boli
var, County of Hardeman and State
of Tennessee, for four consecutive
weeks, requiring the above defend
ants to enter their appearance in the
above stated cause pending in the
County Court of Hardeman County,
Tennessee, within the first three
days of the March term thereof,
1901. and plead, answer or demur
to the same or the allegations of
the petition will be taken for con
fessed as to them and 6et for hear
C. & M.
Wood & McNeal, Solicitors.
This February Gth, 1901.
All persons having claims against
Albert T. McNeal, secured by his
general assignment, executed to me
on the 10th day of January, 1900,
and of record in the Register's of
fice of Hardeman County, Tenn.,
Trust Deed Book 28, page 195, are
hereby notified to present the same
to undersigned on or before the 1st
day of February, 1902, or before
an appropriation of said trust funds,
or they will be forever barred in
law aud equity.
Trustee of A. T. McNeal.
January 22, 1901.
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