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The Bolivar Bulletin.
Hugh Williams, Editor.
FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 1903.
The Mexican boll weevil is said
to be playiDg havoc with the cotton
crop of Texas. A government ex
pert is now in that etate trying to
resist the pest by scientific experi
ments on farms rented by the de
partment of agriculture. The re
port of his work will be made public
about July 1st, and will be looked
forward to with interest by cotton
An exchange says that the old
blue back speller of the sage field
school house has done more to make
men than the foot-ball, base-ball
and calisthenics of the modern col
lege. Exercise, of course, is es
sential to physical developemenl;
but it can be carried to excess, and
the real purpose for which children
are sent to school, mental training,
overlooked or sadly neglected.
The Atlanta Constitution hung
on to silver longer than almost any
of the other prominent papers which
supported Bryan in 1896 and 1900,
but it has given up that fad now.
"Let the dead issue, the issue that
all men know to be dead, be silently
interred" it says. ''There need be no
post-mortem discussions, no formal
burying. Just let the cadaver pass
out of sight, and let all who call
themselves Democrats get together
on living issues."
With the river standing at 37.5
feet, St. Louis and vicinity Tues
day felt the full force of the flooded
Mississippi. Twenty lives are
known to have been lost, 25,000
persons are homeless, over 200,000
acres of fertile farming lands are
submerged, and the factory district
of East St. Louis is flooded, causing
a total estimated property loss of
$3,000,000. Railroad traffic is al
most completely suspended as a re
sult of the high water. It is proba
ble a special session of the Kansas
Legislature will be called to ap
propriate money for the construc
tion of new bridges and to furnish
farmers seed with which to replant
The Right Sort of Gentleman.
The late Frederick Temple, the
octogenarian primate, Church of
England, who died last year, once
gave the following outline of what
he considered really gentlemanly
"The man who is thorougly un
selfish in all small things, he is the
man in regard of whom it is quite
impossible for you not to feel "That
man is a gentleman." Let his rank
in society be whai it may, let him
be ignorant of the ordinary con
ventionalities of social intercourse;
still, if the man be truly self
sacrificing; if, in his ordinary re
lations with his fellows, there is
true and genuine humility, true and
genuine unselfishness, it is impossi
ble for any man who has much to do
with him not to feel, "That man
is a gentleman." I don't care
whether he is learned or not,
whether he is educated or not; I
don't care if he be ever so poor; the
man who constantly shows that he
is giving himself up for the sake of
other people, that man is at heart
and in reality one of nature's
gentlemen, and this is the way in
which he shows it."
Putting New Dress On Goddess Of
June 6. The
painters at work on the huge dome
of the capital for the past several
weeks began this morning to erect a
scaffold around the goddess of
liberty on the top of the dome for
the purpose of removing a coat or
two of verdigris from the statue and
putting on one or two coats of acid
proof enamel. This is the statue to
be reproduced' at the Louisiana
Purchase Exposition as the central
piece for the Government building.
The contractor to whom was award
ed the job for the painting also got
the contract to fix up the goddess,
who has withstood the broiling hot
sun and the chilly, wintry blasts all
these years without having a new
coat or anything. He says it will
take his workmen an entire week to
remove the verdigris from the
bronze and seven days additional to
put on two coats of enamel. This
in the first time a scaffold of any
sort has been erected around it.
The men completed the structure t
on the statue Monday morning. The
goddess has stood guard over the
statesman of the country for more
than a half-century. At present
she has a streaky, bluish, greenish,
grayish, whitish garment, the looks
of which time does not improve.
When the painters get through with
her about two weeks from now she
will have a bronze colored cloak,
which will stand the weather better
than ever before.
Progressive Flinch Party.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Wilkinson
entertained Tuesday evening in
honor of Miss Lelia Bachman, a
beautiful and talented young lady of
Winona, Miss. The hospitable
home was handsomely decorated
with fragraut flowers and graceful
plants and presented a scene of
beauty. The parlors were a verita
ble daisy field, the reception hall
was made beautiful with lilies and
ferns, the dining rooms were bowers
of roses. The host and hostess were
assisted in receiving .by Misses
Ella Crawford, Maude Wilkinson,
Pearl Polk and Jennie Mitchell.
Progressive Flinch was played by
seventeen couples. After the game,
delightful refreshments were served.
The evening was one of the most
pleasantly spent by the society
people of Bolivar in quite a while.
Among those present were:
Misses Frances Stuart, Ella and
Tennie Pirtle, Irene Houston, Eva
Curlin, Pearl Polk, Maude Wilkin
son, Ella Crawford, Jennie Mitchell,
Pearl Savage, Nell Clinton, Louella
Clinton, Annie May Blaylock, Ora
Taylor, Frank Cordle, Iva Breeden,
Willie Redd, Lucy Dorris, Virgie
Kinuie, Lelia Bachman and Miss
Messrs. Guy Irby. Frank Prewitt,
Preston Mitchell, Henry Reynolds,
J. L. Mitchell, George Ragan,
Frank Vaughan, Vernon Kinney,
Johnson Blair, II. B. Manly, E. S.
Crawford, Hamlin Williams, Will
White, J. A. Wilson, Jr., R. ' M.
Redfearn, William Polk and J. R.
On account of the inclemency of
the weather, Children's Day
Services at the Methodist Church
were postponed from the Fifth Sun
day to next Sunday, 2nd Sunday in
June The public is cordially in
vited to attend.
Little Miss Mary Wright cele
brated her twelfth birthday on the
afternoon of June 8th, in which
quite a number of her young friends
participated. Music, games and
merry mirtli were rife, and fruits,
candies, cakes and ices were par
taken of. All wish Mary many
happy returns of her birthday.
Prof, and Mrs. D. F. Oateen were
re-elected teachers for Woodland
Academy the incoming scholastic
year. Prof. Osteen left this week
to attend the State Peabody Normal
at Dickson. Before returning, he
will visit his parents near Nashville
and his old home at Columbia.
Rev. Bailey Beard returned
Saturday from Lebanon, where he
has been at school for a year past.
Mrs. Josie Low and little daughter
Louise, spent last week in Jackson,
attending the commencement ex
ercises of the Memphis Conference
Female Institute. They were ac
companied home . by Miss Irene
Low, who has been a student at the
Crops in this neighborhood are
good, but weeds and grass giow
night and day. Farmers are not
heard to whistle while at work.
They feel that now is "the tug of
war," but victory perches in the
near future. X
According to the United States
weather bureau crop report for
Tennessee for the week, tobacco
setting is finished and the young
plants are growing fiuely under
these favorable conditions. Wheat
has improved to some extent but
much of it is in a very tangled con
dition from the heavy rains and the
winds. It is ripening very fast and
harvesting has already begun in the
middle and western divisions. There
is still some complaint of rust in
some sections. Irish potatoes are
in a fine state of growth, also the
young svveet potato plants recently
set out. Gardens are much im
proved. Haying is greatly delayed
on account of the wet cloudy
weather and considerable loss is
feared. Sowing peas and millet
was much hindered. Fruit pros
pects are only tair. Cotton and
corn are in a good state of cultiva
tion where not flooded.
We have on hand a nice
line of the celebrated Ames
Buggies and Runabouts and
can sell you a bargain in
same. Call and see them.
Miss Viola Groves, aged 19 '
years, daughter of Mr. John Groves j
who lives a few miles northwest of ,
Toone, committed suicide on the
night of Jane 1st, by shooting her-
self through the heart with a target i
rifle. She and a vounor man bv the!
j D -j
Dame of King had been sw eethearts,
and it is said had
The love affair was
broken off and
Miss Groves became very despond-j
ict i u i ucvaiuc t t,i j uLfjyymt
ent. She stated to BO ne members
of the family that she intended to, race one fine ay in April
kill herself, and her movements During his traveling about and after
were watched. On the night above j wards his camping upon his claim,
mentioned, when supper was an-i be encountered much bad water,
nnWp.l U.o fmilr rpn.irp.l tn u, ! whiuh together with the severe
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clined to accompany them, slating
that she desired no supper. Shortly
afterwards the report of a rifle was
heard and upon investigation it was
fouud that she had carried out her
threat. She lived only a few
minutes. Her remains were buried
the following day at Concord Ceme
tery, in the 14th district.
Shot His Friend.
Brownsville, Tenn., June 8.
Otis Lyle was shot this morning
shortly before daylight by Dr. John
Sevier and it was. at first thought
seriously wounded. Tonight, how
ever, Mr. Lyle is out of danger.
The shooting was regretted by no
one more than Dr. Sevier, as the
men were the best of friends.-
It seems that for the past two
weeks Dr. Sevier has been the
victim of persecutions. The perse
cutions began with the defacing of
his front fence, some one coming in
the dead of night and daubing his
gate and fence posts with mud an d
He tried to catch them, but failed.
They became bolder and began to
leave threatening "Ku-Klux" notes
nailed on his front door, warning
him to leave town on the pain of
the most awful death and punish
ment. Finally, a watch was set, his
friends doing all they could to help
him catch the midnight prowlers
with the "Ku-Klux" notes.
Last night Dr. Sevier determined
to stand one of the watches himself .
His friends had been doing this for
eeveral nights, staying on duty with
guns till 3 o'clock a.m. but seeing
no one. Last night the doctor took
a double-barreled shotgun and took
his position on the front porch.
About 2.30 o'clock a man, whom he
did not recognize marched quickly
into the front gate. The doctor
baited him and commanded his
hands up. The man, Otis Lyle it
proved to be, instead of stopping,
not knowing who was issuing the
command or that the house was in a
state of seige, started to run. At
that the doctor turned loose both
barrels of the gun and Lyle fell to
ground, calling for Dr. Sevier.
It was all over in a few seconds,
and as soon as Lyle called out the
doctor realized that there was a
mistake. He rushed to Ii is friend,
and the neighbors, hearing the shot
and Knowing all about the watch,
came running to the scene.
Otis Lyle had come to Browns
ville Sunday night to visit his
brother, George Lyle, and during
the nisrht one of the children was
taken sick, lie went for the doctor
knowing nothing of the armed
watch, and ran into the loaded trap.
Any man who speaks nothing but
the truth is never garrulous.
-The chronic kicker isn't even
satisfied with his lot in the cemetery.
The less a man knows the easier
it is to convince him that be knows
When a wise man wants to call
his wife down he call9 her up by
A dose of mother-in-law will
often get a sick man out of bed
when all else fails.
Happy is the man who is married
to a woman jvho did not take her
cooking lessons at the piano.
Employment agencies are proba
bly called bureaus because a man
has trouble finding anything he
wants in a bureau.
The sweet girl graduate has no
use for an escort unless his name is
Percy or Reggie, but later i.i the
game she settles down as the wife
of Tom or Bill. Chicago News.
- A Splendid Remedy.
Neuralgia pains, rheumatism,
luiuuagu uu ,iwu pa.ur, j iciu tv
the penetrating influence of kal-
laru s onow imminent, it peueirai.es
to the nerves and bone and being
absorbed into the blood, its uealing
properties are conveyed to every
mrt nf thfi hndv and effect some I
wonderful cures. Mr. D. F. Moore,
Agent Illinois Central Railway,
Milan, Tenn., states: I have used
Ballard's Snow Liniment for
rheumatism, backache, etc., in my
family. It is a splendid remedy.
We could not do without it." 25c,
50c and $1.00 at Cox & Co'sl
To Cure a Cold in one Day
Take Laxative Bromo Qui line Tab
lets. All drusrsists refund the mon
ey if it fails to cure. E.W. Grove's
International Stock Food,
International Poultry Food,
International Pine Healing
Oil, International Gall Cure,
recommended by any
one who has ever tried it.
Sold under a special guaran-
tee r P. F. Wilkinson &
His Last Hope Realized.
From the Sentinel, Gebo, Mont.
In the first opening of Oklahoma
to settlers in 1889, the editor' of
thi? papePr W?S ain0n", lbe "ia?-V
heat, gave him a very severe diar
rnoea which it seemed almost im
possible to check, and along in June
the case became so bad he expected
to die. One day one of his
neighbors brought him one small
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy as
a last hope. A big dose was given
him while he was rolling about on
the ground in great agony, and in a
few minutes the dose was repeated.
The good effect of the medicine was
soon noticed and within an hour the
patient was taking his first sound
sleep for a fortnight. That one
little bottle worked a complete cure,
and he cannot help but feel grateful.
The season for bowel trouble beiDg
at hand suggests this item. For
sale by Cox & Co., Eolivar; Bailey
& Aldridge, Saulsbury.
Hot Weather Weakness.
If you feel fagged out, listless
and lacking in energy, you are
perhaps suffering from the debili
tating effects of summer weather.
these symptoms indicate that a
tonic is needed that will create a
healthy appetite, make digestion
perfect, regulate the bowels and
impart natural activity to the liver
This Herbine will do it; it is a tonic
laxative and restorative. II. J. L rt-e-gard,
Propr. Grand View Hotel,
Cheney, Kan., writes: "1 have
used Herbine for the last 12 years,
and nothing on earth can beat it. It
was recommended to me by Dr
Newton. Newton. Kan." 50c at
Cox & Co's.
Worst of All Experiences
Can anything be worse than to
feel that every minute will be your
last? Such was the experience of
Mrs. S. II. Newson, Decatur, Ala
"For three years she writes, I su
dured insufferable pain from irdi-
gestion, 6tomach and bow-.;! trouble
Death seemed inevitable when
doctors ami all remedies failed. At
length I was induced to try Electric
Bitters and the result was miracu
lous. 1 improved at once nnd now
I'm comuletelv recovered."- For
Liver, Kidney, Stomach and Bowel
troubles Electric Bitters is the only
medicine. Only 50c. It's guaranteed
by Coxfc Co., Druggists.
Fresh testimony in great quantity
is constantly coming in, declaring
Dr. King's New Discovery for Con
sumption, Coughs and Colds to be
unequaled. A recent expression
from T. J. McFarland Bentorvillo,
Va., serves as example. He writes:
"I had Bronchitis for three years,
doctored all the time without being
benefited. Then I began taking
Dr. King's New Discovery, and a
few bottles wholly cured me
Equally effective in curing all Lung
and 1 hroat troubles, Consumption,
Pneumonia and Grip. Guaranteed
by Cox & Co, Druggists. Trial
bottles free, regular sixes 50c, and
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Is everywhere recognized as the
one remedy that can always be de
pended upon and that is pleasant to
take. It is especially valuable for
summer diarrhoea in children and is
undoubtedly the means ot saving
the lives of a great many children
each jear. For sale by Cox & Co.,
Bolivar; Bailey & Aldridge, Sauls
bury. Cuts, Bruises and .Burns Quickly
Chambelaiu's Pain Balm is an
antiseptic liniment, and when ap
plied to cuts, bruises and burns,
causes them to heal withoat matu
ration and much more quickly than
by the usual treatment. For sale by
Cox & Co., Bolivar; Bailey &
Driven To Desperation.
Liv ing at au out of the way place,
remote fiom civilization, a family
is often driven to desperation . in
case of accident, resulting in Burns,
Cuts, Wounds, Ulcers, etc. Lay
in a supply of Buckleu's -Arnica
galve Itg tl8 bcgt 0Q eartb.25C, 3t
Cox & Co's Drug Store.
That Throbbing Headache
- , -e
" d !
UBtfu mgs xew i u.
Thousands of sufferers have proved
their matchless merit for Sick and
Nervous Headaches. Tbey make
pure blood and build up your
health. Only 25 cents, money back
if not cured. Sold by Cox & Co.,
You Know what You are Taking
When you take Grove s Tasteless
Chill Tonic because the formula is
' plaiuly printed on every bottle
showing that it is eimply Iron and
Quinine in a tasteless form.
On the first Monday in J uly
next, at the courthouse door
in Bolivar, Hardeman Coun
ty, I will offer for public sale
all the real estate belonging
to delinquent tax payers for
the year 1902. 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. 4 T. J. Mitchell;
bounded on the north by Fitz, south
Dowdy, east Hill, west county line,
contains 250 acres of land, Valued
District No. 4 Sirs. S. F. Mitch
ell; bounded on the north by Rhodes,
south by Pepper, east by Dowdy,
west county line, contains 170
acres of land, valued at 1200.00.
District No. 5 Peter Barker,
colored; bounded on the north -by
Seddeus, south by Franklin, east
by Simmons, west by Franklin,
contains 137 acres of land, valued
at $400. 00.
District No. 6 John Polk, coI:
ored; bounded on the north by Bills
St., south by Jones, east by Polk
St., west by I. C. II. It., one lot,
valued at 175.00.
District No 7 Coleman, dee'd.,
Estate; no description given, con
tains 40 acres of land, valued at
District No. 8 J. L. Willis;
bounded on the north by Weather
Iy, south by Alford, east by Doyle,
west by Willis, contains 100 acres
of land, valued at $200.00.
District No. 11 Mrs. Ellen At
kins; bounded on the north by Hill,
south by Hughes, east by Bock,
west by Short, contains 103 acres
of laud, valued at $150. 00.
District No. 11-Allen Carter,
colored; bounded on the north by
Short, south by Stinsou, ea9t by
Davis, west by Bishop, contains 70
acres of laud, valued at $75.00.
District No. 11 John Emerson;
bounded on the north by Jones,
south by Wray, east by Myrick,
west by Mills, contains 100 acres of
land, valued at $200.00.
District No. 13 T. W. Vaudi
ver; bounded on the north by Shel
ton, south by Jeukins, east by Jen
kins, west by Jenkins, contains 9G
acres of land, valu-.d at $144.00.
District No. 15 W. II. Cooper;
bounded on the north by Pirtle,
fjjuth by Pirtle, east by Pirtle, west
by Nuckolls, contains 1C0 acres of
land, valued at 100 00.
District No. 15 S. W. Thesis,
colored; bounded on the north by
Mercer, south by Laney, eat by
Roach, west by Pace, contains 65
acres of land, valued at $200.00.
District No. 10 J. A. llankius;
bounded on the north by Bank of
Bolivar, south by Taylor, east by
Weaver, west by Taylor, contains
55 acres of land, valued at 125.00.
District No. 10 IUr. Fannie
McKee; bounded on "the north by
Taylor, south by Mitcht-i:, east by
Ragan, west by Taylor, contains 50
acres of land, valued at $G0 00.
District No. 17 Jell and John
Duncan; bounded on the norih by
Ray, south by Martindale, east by
Rolison. ivpat by Caldwell, contains
160 acres ot laud, valued at 100.00.
District No. 18 Mary E. Sipes;
no description given, contains 150
acres of land, valued at $750.00.
District No. 719 J. 1. Jones
bounded on the north by Pdecoy,
south by Wilson, east by Lassiter,
west'by Wilson, contains 160 acres
of land, valued at $150.00.
If said sale is not com
pleted on the said first Mon
day in' July, the same will
continue from day to day un
R. N. MITCHELL,
By J. P. Mitchell,
To have good health, the body
should be kept in a laxative con
dition, and the bowels moved at
least ouce a day, so that all the poi
sonous wastes are expelled daily.
Mr. G. L. Edwards, 142 N. Main
St., Wichita, Kanea?, writes: "I
have used Ileroiue to regulate the
liver and bowels for the past 'ten
years, and fount! it a reliable rem?-
cly." 50c at Cox & Co's.
has stood the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One end a Half iMillioa
bottles. Does this record of morit appeal to you? No Cure, No Pay. 50c.
Enclosed with every be
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AN G. T. ISC. President.
KU.'J W.V. UOKJON, ashler.
JOHN L. MITCHELL, Assis't Caahier.
i IDiKECTons G. T. Ingram,
W. T. Anderson, G. M. Savage,
t"Trao?:icts a General Banking Business.
vr Coiiectioos Made and Prompt Keturns.
vou have headaches, ton&rue
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?r.-la.i"T5-I Vt i niivk.rts I will explain a simpie .Home
.-:..VmV.,:A. r.,r. Sickness and Painful cr Irrerj.larAIt
dV."iiry anv RiSerertRtthiKome Ttestment really core. U dwaserfconditjoni
Adss ?m. si UMEBS &H BgW Dame. In j., U. S. A.
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W ORMS VERMIFUGES
i S Most ia Quantity. Tiet in Quality. ('
Fcr 29 Years Has led ail Wsna Remedies. I OTSSfflB?
0OL33 Xi"2T AXiIi S3RTJG&ZSTS. ?
prepared by "fIA?
B stipated, baa taste in tne mputn t
not all of these symptoms,
then some of them? It's
appetite and spirits good. At druggists, 50
JNO. L. 3IITCIIELL
Office in Hank of Colivar. Bolivar, Tenn.
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j. Cm j4 j;t TI3UJ TABLE.
Effective Sunday, April 12, 1903.
Xo. South. No, Nortii.
2t... G.07 p.m. 23....... ..7.11 n.va,
23 .... ....8.09 a.m. 24 ..9.0o p.m.
95 local S.45 a.m. E6 local-...- 1.3J p.m.
"W. A. HOUSE, Agent
Nothing has ever equalled it.
Nothing can ever surpass it.
A Perfect For All Throat and
Cure : Lung Troubles.
Money back if it fails. Trial Bottles free.
THE OLD RELIABLE
This signature is ca every box cf the genuine
Laxative BrcmoQulnine Tablets
the remedy that rnrfs a cold In one day
Grove's Tasteless Chill Tcnic
19 is a Tea. Cent, package cf Grove's
SD If FREE 0
Wioe Words to Sufferare
Urn a Woman cf Notre Paras, (K
Jf J jihiii i -
I wiil mail, free o charge t&is Borne Tztz.r-. nt
Vfiih full iu?trrictions, and the history cf ny o .
case to any lady F'ificiirz froo female trcmM-:. '
cr n cure yor.rscJf at home without the ai.1
any physician. It will cost you nothing t." r
the treatment a trial, and if you decide to conti :
it will only cost vou about twelTe cents a Trr iU.
It will cot interfere with your worlc or occupation,
I Iiare nothing to acll. Tell other sufferers ci it
that is all I a?!c It cures t.11. youc rot old.
&&lf vou fctl e. beurirsr-down sensation, sens o;
irr.peod'ns: evil, r3i a the backor bowels, creepir.K
feclinpr up the sync, a desire to cry frequently, hot
ahes v esriuefs, f recpent desire to urinati, or x
vou fcnve Lcticorrhra ( Whites), displacement or Ff.I!
infc o the Womb. FTofnse. Scanty or Painful Period;-.
Ti-mors or Growths address MRS. M. SCMMH-tS.
NOTRE D All E. IXD., U. S. A., for the l-ti;f
XkeaIMcnt ana run iauuuv.
Treatment which speeJ'V
nstrttation ja yovn
on ot explaining at;
-S" 1 7f
II. W. Tate, Jno. L. Mitchell, j
W. C. Dorion, Juu. 1 Douglas.
Money to Loan on Reasonable Terms,
riiV Your appetite is poor,
vnnr heart "flutters."
is coated, bad breath, bowels con-
containing no mineral
narcotic toisons. It will
all symptoms, make your health,
THE SIGN OF
. Here is the great Oak
Easel now on display at
our store. It contains the
line of beautiful new spring
tailoring samples sent us by
STRAUSS BROS., Chicago
Good Tailors for 26 Years
The Oak-Easel is the
connecting link between the
tailor and the faultlessly fin
ished garments which give
you so much pleasure to
wear. It's really a lesson
in good clothes buying to
see this great collection
of tailoring novelties.
Prices low and satisfac
tion (absolutely ua.r
art teed. CclII soor. .
J. A. BARRETT.
WHITE rOR T.AIiGE
CAIX WHEX IN THE CITY. !
J.N.MULF0RD, Jeweler !
U21 NORTH THIRD ST.,
ST. LOUIS, - - . 20-
BStPSolicits consignments of Beans, Potatoes,
Tomatoes, Cabbage ami all Southern Vegetables
References: Commercial Asencies, any Dank
or Express Agent.
! A. G. LEE, Southern Agent,
5 G. M. WAI5REX, Local Agent.
Black R.oot Liver Pills.
' is a
a ? .1
I. 'I M
this afternoon and will begin work
Savage & Emeksojt.
signature is on each box. 25c. cure, no pay