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ale of the Season I
Follow the track of the fleet-footed thor
oughbred and heed the clarion notes of his
graceful rider "Go to Barrett's Always for
Bargains' In order J:o make room for our
new Fall Stock which will begin to arrive July
1 5th, we have determined to offer all goods at
prices that will practically put competition out
of business. For months we have been buy
ing and planning for this great event, carefully
collecting brilliant bargains, and the. most su
perb, the grandest values ever 'offered the pub
lic are now within easy reach. We are in the
lead to remain, others are out of the race.
Money, nerve and a determination to do bus
iness are three important factors that entered
into this great stroke of ours, and that we will
be rewarded for our abor and outlay, and at
the same time benefit the people of Hardeman
5,000 yards best quality Calico, can't be bought for less than 6 or 7
cents elsewhere, latest designs and best brands, any piece in the house at
5 cents per yard.
10,000 yards best quality Brown . Domestic, former price Gk and 7
cents, offered at 5 cents. To day these goods are worth more at the
factory than we ask.
12,000 yards Lawn and Organdies,
from 15 to 50 cents, will close out at
5,000 yards good Cotton Checks,
4,000 yards Bleached Domestic, former price 10 to 12A cents, we offer1
at 7j cents.
2,000 yards nice Percales, worth
100 pair Lace Curtains, reduced from $1.50 and $2.00 to 99 cents, a
100 White Bed Spreads, worth $1.'50, for only 9S cents.
25 nice White Bed Spreads, formely sokl for $1.75, now $1.00.
25 nicer White Bed Spreads, original price $2.00 and $2.50 will go at
jfuur orocery Jjepartiiieric is
ses, etc., and sell
Nothing laid away or
The Bolivar Bulletin.
Pkogrkss Telephone No. 17.
x Local Newss
Miss Tennie White is visiting
in Polk, Miss.
Knox Tate 'has returned from
a business trip to Cincinnati.
Mrs. E. S. Crawford has re
turned from Jackson.
Miss Maggie Tate is visiting
her aunt in Memphis.
M. R. Ilizer has moved to Bol
ivar and occupies the Wyatt place.
Miss Zarelda Ingram has re
turned from Henderson.
Miss Mary Ingram spent Satur
day last ia Jackson.
Master Carroll Foster is visit
ing his grandfather at Middleton.
Mrs. Anne Hudson is vieiiing
relatives in Middleton.
Mrs. Edgar Galloway, of Ma
son, is visiting relatives heje.
Dr. E. II.. Dorris and wife
vifited relatives at Ueanburg this
Lost A Silver Butterfly Pin.
Return to Miss Ophelia Bills and
' Albert Ammons, ol Memphis,
vi-ited his mother, Mrs. R. F. Am
nions, last week.
W. C. Dorion and Miss Mag
Dorion are spending a month at
Miss Dickens Carulhers has re
turned from a month's visit to rela
tives in Union City.
Mrs. W. W. Green, cf Mem
phis, is visiting relatives in Bolivar
Misses Mary Reynolds and
Ethel Thomas are visiting Miss
Kate Joyner in Memphis.
Messrs. Frank Prewitt and
Ernest Wheeler are taking in the
sights at the World's Fair.
Miss Lizzie Amnions has re
turned from a visit to Middleton,
accompanied by Miss Minnie Sas-
The Methodist Sunday school
enjoyed a picnic Thursday a few
miles west of town in a beautifully
Miss Martha II. Stephens,
aged about 22 years, died Monday
in the 18th district, after an illness
of several months.
which were considered bargains at
the remarkably low price of 10 cents.
reduced from 10 to 0 cents.
from 12 J- to 15 cents, we will close at
at rock-bottom prices. Call and
set aside, and no goods exchanged in this sale
The Home Mission Society will
meet at Mrs. T. P. Campbell's
Tuesday, August 2nd, at 3 o'clock
p.m. A full attendance is greatly
Mrs. Mattye Sparks, after a
pleasant visit to relatives in this
county, returned Tuesday to her
home in Pine Bluff, Ark.
Miss Ethel Gleen, who has
been Ihe guest of Miss Mattye Coch
rane, returned Tuesday to her home
Candidates Anderson and Dom
ing for Floater and Gill for the
Senate, were in the city this week
minc;hncr with the voters.
Frank Vaughan, one of Bar
rett's good natured, good looking(?)
clerks, has returned from a vis-it to
Miss Ella Crawford left yester
day morning for Greensboro, N. C,
where she will spend several weeks
Mr. Marvin Crook, after a
pleasant visit of several days to
friends here returned Tuesday to
his home in Paiis, Texas.
Thurston Prewitt is the cham
pion toia,to raiser of Bolivar. He
presented us with several splendid
specimens recently, one of which
weighed one and a half pounds.
Senator Jackson and daughter,
Miss Mary Etta, of the 18th dis
trict, and Mr. R. D. Crews and
tlaugh-ter, Miss Wilnja, of Hickory
Valley, were among our visitors
Mr. Bryant Caddell and daugh
ters, Misses Kate and Ida, of the
10th district, visited the city Fri
day. Notwithstanding the fact that
Mr. Caddell is 70 ye.rs of age, he
cultivated 20 acres of land this year
aud has a fine prospect for a crop.
Mesdames II. E. Case, Joe
Fogg, Fred S. Ball, Miss Lillie
Maie Case and Mr. Ben J. Howard,
Jr., of Jackson, spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Crawford at the
Alvin Nuckolls, formerly of
Toone, now of Shawnee, Okla.,
was in the city Wednesday and
visited our office, lie is eugaged
in the manufacture of overalls in
Shawnee, and has a large aud in
Rev. W. W. Jones, son of the
late Paul T. Jones, preached iu the
Presbyterian Church Sunday morn
ing and evening to large congrega
tions. Mr. Jones is now located in
North Carolina, where he ia pastor
of a Baptist Church.
Mrs. R. M. Armstrong died
Thursday night of last week at her
home in -the lGih district, aged 43
Will close out our
'the pnee, now 26cents.
) 200 Ladies' Muslin Uuderware Skirts, beautifully tiitnrned with lace
.nd embrodery, worth irom 2 00 to $2'.50 we offer at
iwnat tney will bring.
100 Ladies lace
Yjil.00 to 49 cents.
100 Ladies' and
'ana $1.00, now L'actnts.
'offer for 10 cents.
1,000 Men's tine
,75 cents to $1.00, our price 50 cents.
riflfl naip Mtn'd nnrl T.nlioa' Stinou anil Slinnpra anlil for
'and considered bargains, have been reduced in price to
)$1.00 per pair.
i i n l
always ran ana coiiipiuit;.
years. She was a daughter of the
late Alex McCarley, and since early
childhood had been a member of
Clover Creek Baptist Church, and
was greatly beloved by all who
knew her. She leaves a husband
and tight children, who have the
sympathy of many friends.
Just received an immense
car load of Salt that we are
offering for sale very cheap,
in order to make room for
more goods. . Wheeler's.
Miss Blanche Wood entertained
on last Tuesday evening. The
guests were Misses Glenn, Collier
ville, Morrison, Texas, Black, In
gram and Cochrane, Messrs. Tate,
Kahn and Hardaway. After enjoy
ing a most delightful supper, the
eveuing was spent in pleasant con
versation, music and song. Miss
Blanche's eveuings are always a
Tinware that will not rust.
Would you not like to get
some of that kind. We have
it for sale. Guaranteed not
to rust. Durrett's
The Wednesday Card Club met
wilh Miss Mahala Joyner this week.
She was assisted in entertaining by
her sister, Miss Joyner. An un
usually enjoyable afternoon was
spent with thee charming hostesses.
The club prize, a dainty cut glass
vase, was won by Mrs. Kahn in a
cut with Miss Susie Black, and Mrs.
Withers, of Jackson, was the lucky
winner, of a box of stationery.
Refreshments consisting of cream
and cake were highly enjoyed.
The citizens of the 12th dis
trict, in the neighborhood of
Bryantsburg, gave a splendid bar
becue last Saturday, which was at
tended by several hundred people,
every one of whom enjoyed the day.
Those who looked after the comfort
of their t.uess were P. J. Tran
num, II. P. Scott, J. R. Doyle, I.
Macon, G. W. Moore, II. E. Wil
liams, XV. II. Sasser, W. A. Breeden,
J. L. Anderson, E. Sain, Dr. Neely,
Jim Brown, A. Stewart, Jim Max
weli, A. E. Scott, Jr., Dee Bailey,
J. Casey, R. Jacobs, W. Scott, W.
M. Ray, C. Stewart, II. Ilammons.
Hon. II. E. Carter, candidate for
Representative was present and
made a speech, and" those who heard
it said it was a good one. The Crain
esville and Bjyantsburg teams
played ball, the latter euccesful by
a score of 20 to 2, and later the
Bolivar and Bryantsburg teams
crossed bats, the Bolivar boys going
down in defeat. The clever, cour
teous people of the community won
the honors and thanks of all present
for a delightful day.
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large stock of Table Linen, 50 and
iou Liacues' v ooien uress patterns, siigntiy soiled,
tumrned Muslin Gowns, reduced from
Larrrfi Htook Ladies' Silk and Cnrdiimv Skirls at vnnr
Misses' Corsets slightly soiled, oiiginal
Ladies' Handkerchiefs in endless variety at only 3 cents
10,000 yards beautiful Ji,mbroidery, worth trom 25 to
Negligee Shirts, in sty'nh colors, readi;v worth from
Will Hiil Executed.
The Negro Murderer Pays
the Death Penalty for
Early Thursday morning,
before many people of Boli
var had breakfasted, a stream
of humanity began to pour
into town from every direc
tion. The incoming trains
from the north and south
augmented the crowd and by
0 o'clock it was estimated
that at least 1500 people
were present. They came to
witness, if possible, the exe
cution of Will Hill, colored,
sentenced to hang for the
murder of his brother in law,
The crowd was orderly and
well behaved,- there was no
sign of- a demonstration of
any kind and-thc prearrang
ed program was carried out
promptly and without delay
by Sheriff Smith and his dep
uties. Shortly after 10 o'clock,
Hill, under guard, was brought
from his celt to the front
porch of the jail, where an
immense crowd had assem
bled. Before entering the cover
ed wagon, in waiting to con
vey him to the gallows, he
was allowed to speak. Hill
admitted that he brought all
of his troubles upon himself
and censured no one,; that if
he had listened to the teach
ings of his mother he would
have been a free man to-day.
He advised all colored boys
to keep away from railroad
work, remain at home and
respect the" advice of their
parents. He stated that he
did not intend to kill his wife
but that he did intend to kill
Giles Taylor and that she re
ceived the load intended for
him. He said that he had
made peace with his God
and asked his friends ta meet
him in heaven.
He was then conveyed to
the. gallows, which was erect
ed within an enclosure about
60 cents onct
win De sold ior
75 cents and
trice 75 centb
o0 cents, we now
SQ fif) anrl 4Q
the small sum of
We have just received a carload of Flour, Meat, Molas-
J. A. BARRETT, For the People Forever. .
three quarters of a mile south
east of town. A large num
ber of the crowd followed,
but they were not permitted
to witness the execution.
Members of the press, phy
sicians, officials, guards and
a few others were . allowed
Shortly before 11 o'clock,
all arrangements having been
completed, the Sheriff or
dered the prisoner, who was
accompanied by Parson
Stra3'horn, col., of the Meth
odist Church, to the platform.
Hill was assisted b' deputies
and mounted with a firm
step. The Sheriff inquired if
he desired to make any fur
ther remarks, Hill . replying
in the negative. His
lips were continuously mov
ing inaudibly. The preach
er then made a short, sensi
ble talk and wound up with
a prayer for the condemned
The death warrant was
then read to Hill by Sheriff
Smith in a clear, firm voice
after which the black cap was
adjusted. The Sheriff told
the prisoner good bye and
Hill's last words were "fare
The trap was sprung by
Sheriff Smith a few minutes
before 11 o'clock. Unlr a
few movements of the feet
were noticeable. Twenty min
utes later the body was ex
amined by Drs. E. II. Dorris
and G. B. Curry and jro"
The remains were turned
over to the friends of the
SYNOPSIS OF THE CRIMES AND TKO
The cause of Hill's murders is
said to have been family troubles
and disagreements, dating back for
some time. On the 17th of August,
1903, Will Hill, who had been
absent from his home," which was in
district No. 1 of this county, about
two miles north of Grand Junction,
appeared with a shot gun, and had
a dispute with oh brother-in-law,
I George Taylor, before reachiog the
house. Taylor afterwards went to
the house and mounteq a horse.
Upon attempting to leave, was inter
cepted by Hill, who accused him of
I going in search of a magistrate to
arrest him. Taylor replied that
and adjoining counties we feel sure. Always
alert, ever watchful of my own and the peo
ples interests, we have heretofore offered in
ducements that have never been equaled, but
this grand sale is a master-stroke. It" will
commence on Saturday morning, June 25th,
at 8 o'clock, and will continue 60 days only.
Bear in mind the fact that this is a spot cash
sale and not one cent's worth will be charged
at these prices. From Mississippi to the
Madison line, from the borders of Fayette to
the hills of McNairy, the news of this great
est of all sales has spread upon the wings of
the wind, and the crowds are coming. We
are delighted to welcome them and will see
that they are promptly served by our compe
tent corps of courteous salesmen. Read below
some of the values that will stagger other dealers.
100 dozen papers Pins, 1 cent per paper.
We have 300 pair Ladies' Shoes and Slipper that we will close at 50
1000 pair Ladies' fine French Heel Slippers at actual cost.
Meu's Working Gloves that we formely sold at 75 cents now go at
enrt T V . C. : f : cm
iucu a juiis, iuiiuci putc $iu.uu iu i.uu we win uiicr Hi. me ei"
'.remelj low' price of $5.00 per suit. These good are the latest style,
first class make up, new and up to date and this price is a genuine bargain.
We will put on the counter SOO.Boy s Knee Suits, and let them go for
what they will bring.
300 Men's Trousers, bought from one of the best houses in New York
City, we will close out at from $1.50
1,000 Men's fcelt Hats, oirferent
These Hats, formerly sold at $2.50 to
attractive inducements of this great
25 Kolls of nice Matting at actual cost.
2 dozen Bowls and Pitchers, worth from $1.50 to $2.00 'you can buy
for 98 cents.
he was attending to his own busi
ness,' whereupon Ilill shot and kill
ed him. Following up his devilish
deed, he next went in search of his
wife, Minnie Hill, aud demanded of
her the return of clothing and other
articles he had given her. She
made an attempt to escape, but
another discharge from his gun
killed her. Hill left immediately,
and was captured the following day
on a pasenger train going iuto Mem-
liH. Upon his arrival there he
was taken in charge by police au
thorities, who held him until the
officers from Hardeman arrived.
Ie was brought back to Grand
Junction, and at the preliminary
trial there was committed to the
Bolivar jail without bond. Separate
indictments were returned asrainst
him for the killing of Taylor and for
the killing of hi wife. At the
January term of Circuit Court, 1904,
he was tried for the murder of his
wife. The jury returned a verdict
of murder in the first degree with
mitigating circumstances, and upon
that verdict the court sentenced him
to life imprisonment. The Attor
ney General made a motion that the
prisoner be held withia the juris
diction of the Court, until the May
term, to be tried for the murder of
George Taylor. At this trial he
was convicted of murder in the first
degree, and sentenced to hang June
24th. Attorneys for defendant en
tered motion for a new trial, which
was overruled, and an appeal was
taken to the Supreme Court. That
tribunal affirmed the verdict of the
lower court, but changed the date
of execution to Julv, 28th. Hill's
attorneys then applied to the Gov
ernor to commute the sentence to
life imprisonment, but upon
careful examination of the record,
the Governor refused to interfere
We Save You Money
If you don't believe it come
and see seeing is better than
Our 5 and 10c Counter has
proven a big success, new
goods being added each week.
Look out for next week's ad
dition. Don't forget us on
Fruit Jars and Jelly Glasses.
Don't fail to see our beauti
ful Pictures new lot com
Xtra inducement that
can't be, beat Quinine, one
ounce bottles, as long as they
last, 35c. Why pay from 50
P. F. Wilkinson & Sons.
ni . ein - r :il CC i
to 3.00 worth double the money.
shades, late styles, only $1.00 each.
$3.00. This is one of the most
AVc are requested to announce
that a scries of meeting will begin at
the Baptist church the first Sunday
in August. Services and dinner on
the ground. Eveiybody is cordially
invited to come and
Miss Dora M. Prewitt was the
guest of Miss Pearl Savage, at Boli
Mrs. v . U. Morrow and children,
of Bolivar, visited her mother-in-law,
Mrs. John Morrow recently..
Mr. Will lrout, of Grand June-
tion, vbited home folks recently.
Cjmte a crowd of Middleburgana
attended church at Parran's Chapel,
School began here the first M.on-.
day in July with a good enrollment.
Miss Lucy Ilammons teacher.
We have fine prospects for a
good crop of corn and cotten.
We wish the people in the seventh
district would give another picnic,.
for they are certainly good cooka-.
Miss Helen Parks, visited in
Rev. Evans is conducting meet
ing here, assisted by Rev. T. G.
Mr. Hugh Higgs made a flying
trip to Somerville, Monday.
Messrs. Montgoraerys, of La
conia, were here last week. -
Miss Guila Hunt, of Hickory
Valley, was here during the' meeting-John
Havercamp and sister, Miss
Louella, of Havard Chapel, were
the guests of Miss Bettie Higgs
Miss Maggie McDowell,- of Somer
ville, is visiting her sister, Mrs. W.
Sorry to report that little Misa
Ruby llarvy is on the sick list.
Miss Hamlett 'and her cousin,
Miss Ilammons, of Hickory Valley,
visited in Somerville last week.
Prof. Zichery began his school
Monday, assisted by his sister,
Mr. Casper Woodson an 1 sister,
Miss Mary Lou, were here recently.
Mr. Dick Casselberry, of Mem
phis, is visiting friends here.
Little Miss Hattie Sharon, of
Hickory Valley, is visiting her grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ham
lett. Roses. -
Sal Say, Rastus, where
does yer git deni good gro
Rastus At Wheeler's of
course; don't yer know era?