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3olivar Bulletin.
j'h Williams, Editor.
- kKss Telephone No. 17.
Friday, June 14, 1901.
(Gff iov. Wm. J. Samfokd, of Ala-
la, died Tuesday at Tuscaloosa.
Judge Wilkes, of Ibe Supreme
Court, handed down one of the most
important decisions which has come
from that tribunal for years, at
JackBon, Saturday afternoon. Un
der this decision all property must
be assessed at its actual cash value
and the assessed valuation of the
stale will e increased probably 25
or 30 per cent. The State Board
of Equalization is given absolute
power to raise every assessment to
the actual cash value of the proper
ty. Chief Justice Snodgrass only
dissented from the decision. The
action of Hon. N. 11. White as
proxy for Treasurer E. B. Craig on
the State Board of Equalization is
upheld and the board is required to
give no notice of having raised as
sessments. Any property which
was assessed for less than its actual
value can, at any time within three
years, be back assessed for the dif
ference between the assessment and
the actual value. This latter clause
is probably the most sensational
item in the decision and affords a
wide field for the operations of the
state revenue agents.
Will Not be a Candidate.
Washington, June 11. Presi
dent McKinley has decided not to
be a candidate for a third term.
The following statement has been
given out at the White House:
'I regret that the suggestion of a
third term has been made. I doubt
whether I am called upon to give it
notice. But there are questions of
the gravest importance before the
Admiuistiation and the public, and
their just consideration should not be
prejudiced in the public mind by
even the suspicion of a third term.
In view, therefore, of the reiteration
of the suggestion of it, I will say
now, once for all, expressing a long
settled conviction, that 1 not only
ara not and will not be a candidate
for a third term, but would not ac
cept a nomination for it if it were
tendered me.
"My only ambition is to serve
through my second term to the ac
ceptance of my countrymen, whose
generous confidence I so deeply ap
preciate, and then with them to do
my duty in the ranks of private citi
"William McKinley.
"Executive Mansion, Washing
ton, D. C, June 10, 1901."
Cotton Plant, Ark.
Capitol Repairs.
The Capitol Commission, com
posed of Gov. McMillin, Treasurer
iolk and Comptroller King, met
this morning, organized and made a
tour of inspection through the cap
ltol building and grounds Willi a
view of determining what work
should be taken up first.
The architect employed by the
Capitol Building and Grounds Com
mittee of the Legislature, Mr. Yea
man, estimated that needed repairs
would cost 829,060. However, the
general assembly appropriated only
$ 25,000, and the Commission will
have to determine what work shall
be omitted from the original plan.
The commissioners this morning
went over the building, through the
basements and inspected the
grounds thoroughly. They also went
through the old cisterns in the base
ment and found all of them but one
dry and in a healthful condition.
That one will be drained at once.
It was determined that the first
work to be done would be the taking
up of the asphalt which covers the
stone walk of the esplanades and
the base of the upper colonnades
and also to repair the steps leading
from the grounds to the capitol.
Other meetings will be held soon
atid further repairs and improve
ments decided upon. Nashville
George Davis
Goes to the Penitentiary.
Bad luck is usually the first thing
that comes to a man who waits..
Editor Bolivar Bulletin.
Perhaps a line from this section of the union will
be of interest to Hardeman county and the good
people there who may want to change their locali
ty. This Is as fine farming land as the state of
Arkansas affords. The farms are owned in rather
large bodies, though can be bought in 40x80 Moots
at prices ranging from 130 to JM0 per acre. They
yield one-half to three-fourths of a bale of cotton
to the acre, and from 30 to 6) bushels of corn.
Apples, peaches, grapes, cherries do as fine as in
any part of the state, and you know the reputation
of other parts of the state for these fruits. They
have not been cultivated extensively for market
on account of cotton being king in this section, and
as for that matter, all over the delta, though diver
sified crops are being worfced more and more each
We hear a good deal in t he older states of the
sickness of Arkansas. Will say on this line that I
have practiced medicine here for eight years and
tnat where the people take care of themselves in
like manner. as Js done by those in older states that
there is no more sickness than there. They are
fren from typhoid and other lingering fevers and J
the ills here are of short duration anil compared
wilh the same sickness there they are as little fatal.
Malarial hematuria occurs here only in cases of
neglected chills and comes to those who expose
themselves uselessly and observe no sanitary pre
caution. The great majority of families pay not
exceeding 3.00 per year for their medical atten
tion. We have as good water as you have on Piney
and that is saying a great deal. My trips to Toone
and vicinity, which are annually, make no differ
ence as to the taste of water. We use driven wells
at from 20 to SO feet through sand. Water is in
abundance. I think we have every year the finest
gardens I have ever seen- Water for stock is in
unlimited supply and is running water, afforded
by Cache River, White Iiiver, and Bayou Deview.
The range for cattle is as fine as any stock men
could ask. Cane and grasses grow luxuriantly. Io
my opinion a stock farm would do better here than
in Texas, for we have the same advantages, minus
the evils which they have so disastrously.
Timber abounds in five miles and less of Cotton
Plant, with wood for fires right at your door?. In
fact, if a man wants an ideal place to farm and has
money enough to buy 40 or GO .acres, he can by ap
plying the same energies employed there, make
money and live well. Money has ceased to grow
on trees, though, but more will coiue to the indus
trious and frugal farmer here, as before said, for
the same labor expended than there, for the simple
fact that the yield is double the amount there. Our
farms are in as high a state of cultivation as the
class of labor we have will admit of. What we
need is small farms owned by those who live on
them. The renter is not as well off here as the
man who owns, no matter how small a place nor
poor. The share cropper here is better pay and
makes more money than the renter, yet the major
ity of our people who farm (negroes) think it is be
neath their dignity to work share crops. This is
very largely the fault of the merchant, who is us
ually a landlord also. He eets all the renter makes
and divides with the other class.
Some day I will WTite you regarding our little
city, which is fast becoming one of the best in
Eastern Arkansas. I will then tell you of our new
iirieks, new bank and recent court house, the get
ting of which made the late lamented Arkansas
Legislature famous. In conclusion I will say that
the outlook for a third term for McKinley is rather
bright, and I don't care if he does get it. It is a
bad idea to change doctors when he meets the in
dications. Your friend,
T. B. Bradford.
Colored Teachers' Institute.
Jno. F. Marsh has purchased the
residence of Jno. W. Walker in
Toone. Mr. Walker lives now in
Shawnee, Oklahoma Territory.
His wife has been visiting relatives
here for two weeks.
Rain, which was badly needed,
fell here last evening to the delight
of the merchants and farmers.
Mrs. Dr. Jno. Neely, of the west,
visited her uncle, Dr. L. M. Bray.
Years ago she lived in Whiteville.
D. F. Teague and J. 11. Bradford
visited Bolivar Thursday on busi
ness. J. T. Marsh is quite sick this
Mrs. Helen Robinson, who has
been confied to her room for two
months is no better. Mrs. "W. R.
Robinson, of Grand Junction, came
up this week to see her.
Tue people of Toone ought to
have a big picnic on the 4th of
July. J.
The annual county, institute for colored tvachers
will meet at Bolivar, Tenn., on Monday, July 3rd,
and continue one week. All teachers are expected
to attend. Xo institute fees. Xo private exami
nations. Teachers attending will receive special
favors. The program is as follows:
Monday Morning,
Devotoinal Exercises Kev. Fulghum
Welcome Address rrof. S. A. I. Harris
Response Prof. Bowers
Grammar J. C. Allen
Arithmetic Prof. S. A. D. Harris
Spell'""...... .... , , Georgia Wilson
Tennessee History -Will Cox
Geography James Lake
U. S. History Prof. Bowers
Tuesday Morning.
Grammar J. C. Allen
Arithmetic Prof. S. A. D. Harris
Theory and Practice Prof. Harmon
Writing J. P. Hill
Spelling ... Georgia Wilson
Tennessee History Will Cox
Geography James Lake
U. S. History Prof. Bowers
Wednesday Morning.
Grammar J. C. Allen
Mental Arithmetic Prof. S. A. D. Harris
Physiology Jesse Allen
Heading Ellen Martin
Spelling....... Georgia Wilson
Tennessee History Will Cox
Geography James Lake
U. S. History Prof. Bowers
Thursday Morning.
Physiology Jesse Allen
Mental Arithmetic Prof. .S. A. D. Harris
Writing : J. P. Hill
Theory and Practice Prof. Harmon
Tennessee History - Will Cox
Reading Ellen Martin
Geography James Lake
Theory and Practice rrof. Harmon
Examinations on Friday and Saturday.
D. E. Bishop, Co. Snpt,
Crop Report.
Following is the crop report for
week ending June 10th, 1901:
The past week was characterized
by higher and more seasonable tem
perature and timely showers con
ditions very favorable to the growth
of crops. Also, good progress was
made in plowing and cultivating.
The outlook for wheat is still excel
lent, generally, though there are a
few reports of rust; harvesting has
begun in the southern counties.
Marked improvement in oats is re
ported. Corn and cotton made
good progress during the week, and
though the plants are small and
stands poor in many localities, the
tone of reports is much more en-
urgmg than for several weeks.
There are many complaints of cut
Tobacco made fine growth;
stands are good and the outlook en
couraging. Irish potatoes, gardens,
melons and berries are doing well.
The clover crop is good and a con
siderable part was cut duriug the
week. I he river bottoms that were
recently . overflowed were planted
over to a great extent, under favor
able conditions. Millet and peas
are coming up well. Reports on
apples are Dot encouraging; insects
are responsible for much of the loss
of fruit. A fjood crop of peaches
is still promised.
Lots of men who imagine they are
public-spirited citizens w'll not hear
their names announced when the
roll of honor is called. Chicago
An important decision was rend
ered Monday by the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals, at Cincin
nati, in the case against Geo. Davis,
charged with conspiracy in the kill
ing of Deputy United States Mar
shal C. B. Garner. The verdict at
the trial was ten years in the peni
tentiary, and when taken to the Cir
cuit Court of Appeals it was affirm
ed, but the latest agitation was over
a petition to rehear. This has just
been dismissed, and Davis will serve
his time.
In Hardin county, among the
hills, for many years, an armed band
of desperadoes have terrorized the
inhabitants. They have been charg
ed with many crimes, and every un
lawful act has been laid at their
doors. The leader of this gang was
the notorious Gus Thomas. His
lieutenant was George Davis, a man
little behind Thomas in point of
lawlessness. Both men had their
henchmen, and feudal lords had no
more loyal followers. Moonshining
was their chief pastime, and the
number of gallons of illicit whisky
produced from their stills was enor
mous. Marshal Brown, of the Western
District of Tennessee, at last decided
to break up the band, and made up
a posse at Selmer, McNairy county,
and descended upon them. .It was
about midnight when they arrived
in the vicinity of Thomas' house,
but they immediately made prepara
tions to capture him. A guide was
found who conducted them to his
cabin, and it required but a moment
or two to awake him and arrest ev
eryone in the house. But Mrs.
Thomas pleaded with Brown not to
leave her alone in the house, and at
last he yielded, leaving Lige Thom
as, a 13-year-old boy, with her,
They then left to capture Davis,
Gus chief henchman. They, how
ever, took a long route, and by the
time they reached his cabin he was
fully prepared. Lige Thomas, when
the revenue men left the heuse, had
mounted a horse and riding through
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tne neius warned uavis and the
other men in the vicinity.
By the time Marshal Brown ar
rived at the house he found about
five men gathered there, and just as
day beejau to break they opened fire
upon the revenue men. At the first
volley Deputy Marshal C. B. Gar
ner fell dead and Marshal Brown
received a frightful wound in the
face. Davis was afterward arrested,
tried and convicted.
Court will meet in Jackson, Tenn.,
on Monday, June IV, and then the
date from when Davis began to
serve his term will be settled.
Around The Globe.
A new trolley line between New
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xorK and Connecticut promises a
regular run of Bixty miles an hour
outside the city limits.
British Columbia grew the world's
record apple last year. It was six
teen inches in circumference and
weighed one pound and three ounces.
A copy of the first edition of
"Pilgrim's Progress," printed in
1GY8, was sold at auction the other
day in London for 1,475, or about
Cincinnati is a stronghold of
Presbyterianism. Sixty-four church
es are included in its presbytery,
twenty-eight of them being within
the limits of the city.
Until they are 10 years old all
Roumanian children wear red rib
bons around their ankles, the be-
leif being that the color is effica
cious in warding off evil spirits.
Among the private property of
the bullan of 1 urkey is a whole
street in Constantinople, a West
Indian sugar plantation, and an in
terest m a line of steamships which
does business on the Bosphorus.
A novel vacation trip is being
taken by banker Jenkins and a party
of eleven friends from Carrollton,
Kan. They are traveling across the
state to Colorado in an old-styled
prairie wagon behind relays of oxen
A statistician has discovered that
the average business walk in New
York is a mile in tweuty minutes,
and the church-going walk is a mile
in twenty-five minutes. The fastest
walk is that of the homeward-bound
Brooklynite, a mile in eighteen
There are fewer contested 6eats
in the Fifty-seventh Congress than
in any other previous one for many
years. There are practically no
contests in the Senate, though the
session will open in December with
Delaware, one of the original slates,
with no representative.
Since the Louisiana and Texas
farmers learned to raise rice by irri
gation they have invested $5,000,000
in 1,500 miles of canals, capable of
flooding 300,000 acres, and spent
$1,700,000 in building thirty mod
ern rice mills. Under the new sys
tem rice lands pay a net profit of
$125 an acre.
Get Out . Of Doors.
The greatest of all disinfectants
is fresh air, and properly applied it
will clear the maggots out of the
brain as effectually as it will expel
microbes from the body. In co-operation
with its partner, exercise,
fresh air will successfully perform
the work of raising the spirits,
brightening the faculties, stimula
ting the energies, rousing the ambi
tions, doubling the muscular
strength, and establishing "good
health. Exchange.
Didn't Marry For Money.
The Boston man, who lately
married a sickly rich young woman,
is happy now, for he got Dr. King's
New Life Pills, which restored her
to perfect health. Infallible for
Jaundice, Biliousness, Malaria,
Fever and Ague and'all Liver and
Stomach troubles.- Gentle but effec
tive. Only 25c at, W. J. Cox's
drug store.
One of life's peculiarities is that
the world is seldom watching a man
when he is doing good.
A Terrible Explosion
"Of a gasoline stove burned a
lady here frightfully," writes N. E.
Palmer, of Kirkman, la. "The best
doctors couldn't heal the running
sore that followed, but Bucklen's
Arnica Salve entirely cured her."
Infallible for Cuts, Sores, Boils,
Bruises, Skin Diseases and Piles.
25c at W. J. Cox's.
After a man gets into trouble it is
easy for him to see how he might
have kept out of it.
A Sprained Ank?e Quickly Cured.
"At one time 1 suffered from a
severe sprain of the ankle," says
Geo. E. Cary, editor of the Guide,
Washington, Va. "After using
several well recommended medi
cines without success, I tried Cham
berlain's Pain Balm, and ara pleas
ed to say that relief came as soon
as I began its use and a complete
cure speedily followed." Sold by
W. J. Cox, Bolivar; J. W. Nuck
olls, Toone.
When you talk louder than the
other fellow it's a sign that you are
wrong and he is right.
Saves Two From Death.
"Our little daughter had an al
most fatal attack of whooping
cough and bronchitis," writes Mrs.
W. K. Haviland, of Armonk, N.
Y., "but when all other remedies
failed, we saved her life with Dr.
King's New Discovery. Our neice
who had Consumption in an advanc
ed stage, also used this wonderful
medicine and to-da' she is perfect
ly well." Desperate throat and
luufj diseases yield to Dr. King's
New Discovery as to no other
medicine on earth. Infallible for
Coughs and Colds. 50c and $1.00
bottles guaranteed by W. J. Cox.
Trial bottles free.
Even sickness is well when it
ends well.
Seven Years in Bed.
"Will wonders ever cease?" in
quire the friends of Mrs. L. Pease,
of Lawrence, Kan. They knew
she had been unable to leave her
bed in seven years -on account of
kidney and liver trouble, nervous
prostration and general debility;
but, "three bottles of Electric
Bitters enabled me to walk," she
writes, "and in three months I
felt like a new person." Women
suffering from Headache, Backache,
Nervousness, Slecplesness, Melan
choly, Fainting and Dizzy Spells
will find it a priceless blessing.
Try it. Satisfaction guaranteed.
Only 50c. Sold by W. J. Cox.
Mr. W. S. Whedon, Cashier of
the First National Bank of Winter
set, Iowa, in a recent letter gives
some experience with a carpenter in
his employ, that will be of value
to other mechanics. He says: "I
had a carpenter working for me
who was obliged to stop work for
several days on account of being
troubled with diarrhoea. I men
tioned to him that I had been sim
ilarly troubled and that Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy had cured me. He bought
a bottle of it from the druggist here
and informed me that one dose
cured him, and he is again at his
work." For sale by W. J. Cox,
Bolivar; J. W. Nuckolls, Toone.
Good resolutions come under the
head of self-binders.
drug store
Call at W. J. Cox's
and get a free sample of Chamber
lain's Stomach and Liver Tablets.
They are an elegant physic. They
also improve the appetite, strength
en the digestion . and regulate the
liver and bowels. They are easy to
take and pleasant in effect.
Flattery is the praise we hear be
stowed on other people.
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You may as well expect to run a
steam engine without water as to
fiud au active, energetic man with
a torpid liver, and you may know
that his liver is torpid when he does
not relish his food or feels dull and
languid after eating, often has head
ache and sometimes dizziness. A
few doses of Chamberlaiu's Stom
ache and Liver Tablets will restore
his liver to its normal functions, re
new his vitality, improve his diges
tion and make him feel like a new
man. Price, 25 cents. Samples
free at W. J. Cox's drug store.
A Good Cough Medicine.
It speaks well for Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy when druggists use
it in their own families in prefer
ence to any other. "I have sold
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy for
the past five years with complete
satisfaction to myself and custom
ers," says Druggist J. Goldsmith,
Van Etten, N. Y. "I have always
used it in my own family both for
ordinary coughs and colds and for
the coughs following lagrippe, and
find it very efficacious." For sale by
W. J. Cox, Bolivar; J. W. .Nuck
olls, Toone.
On the first Monday in July next,
at the court house door, in the town
of Bolivar, Tenn., I will offer for
public sale all the real estate be
longing to delinquent tax payers for
the year 1900, a description of which
real estate can be seen upon the
books in my office; and if said sale
is not completed on the said first
Monday in July, the same will con
tinue from day to day until com
pleted. R. N. MITCHELL,
Bolivar, Tenn., June 5, 1901.
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from which permanent injury was avoided by the
timely use of Mexican Mustang Liniment.
La Grange, Tenn., Jan. 6, 1901.
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Liniment has done a wonderful cure in this part of the
country. I own the stallion known as the u State of Ten
nessee," who has a large patronage both far and near his
service this Spring to date is 102 mares. I was offered
400x0 when he was two years old. I refused same. Then
some one took him from the stable and commenced with a
wire and wrapped the right leg from the foot tip to his hip,
and after standing all night the leg had swollen so large as to
hide iVe wire, and in five days the leg trarsted and the flesh
turned inside out. I spent large sums of money to have him
cured but up to five months ago it was quite a failure, and
then a friend induced me to try a bottle of your liniment. I
used one of the 25-cent bottles because I did not have much
faith in it, but it helped him so much that 1 bought a second,
third and fourth bottle, which completely cared him. The
reason it took so long to cure is that it had a kind of itching
sensation when it was healing a little, "when he would bite it
with his teeth. I put the liniment on the wound with a feath
er and rubbed the swollen parts with my hand.
Mexican Mustang Liniment seemed to take out all the
itching as well as to cause it to heal rapidly, and he showed
no disposition to interfere with it. The one dollar purchase
has been worth hundreds of dollars to me. 1 keep your
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who have horses I will say it is the best liniment that money
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men (the Sole of Honor) is the symbol
of "Shoe Purity." It is all that a shoe
can be. You might "pay" more, you could
not "buy" more at any price. All of the
looks and service that can be crowded into
any one shoe.
Made by Selz. Schwab & Co., Chicago, largest
manufacturers of good shoes In the world.
In all the kinds and shapes and styles
that are right and popu-
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Do not buy your Mowers until you have ex
amined the Jones Chain Mower, the simplest, long
est lived and lightest draft machine in the world.
Guaranteed to do perfect work.
The bestJRake on the
market is the Jones' Ad
justable Hay Rake,, built
of special high carbon steel
jgssSlgfpsF and malleable iron.
We are sole agents for above machinery. A
car load will arrive next week.
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All the latest drinks.
Ice Cream.
CrushedFruits of all kinds.
Mt. Webster's experience with
hotel clerks probably induced bis
famous remark about there always
being room at the top.
When in need of a Hat go
to Durrett's. He has the
new stvlcs in Straw and Fur..
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