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evn ✓ ♦ }• RE-ESTABLISHED FEB. 12 , 1876 . ie«o io«i PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE CO MISS., FRIDAY, NOV. 30 , 1894 . NEW SERIES--VOL. XIX., NO. 25 . •9 rfllli E * H ' DRAKK ' Vio ®-Pre»id«nL J- W. PERRON, Cuhur rfllli E * H ' DRAKK ' Vio ®-Pre»id«nL J- W. PERRON, Cuhur RT GIBSON BANK. IPort Q-IToson., ILÆiee, pita I Stock, 850 , 000.00 DIRECTORS: r. M. HARDING, W. 0. GUTHRIE, J. W. PERSON, BYRON H. LEVY, J. MoCI MARTIN, N. 8. WALKER IBS. 8. T1IRABHKR, O. W. WQKKLK88, g.8CBILLlU CORRESPONDENTS: VICKSBURG: Dili* Trait and Banking Company NEW ORLEANS: Union NtUonnl Bank. RSSw- ill do a general banking business. Will pay interest on savings depoa [Will negotiate loans on real estate for any amounts. Special attention collections, payment of taxes.or any business entrusted to our care HIS COLD WEATHER Suggests grates, shovel» and tongs, dog irons, stove pip« and elbows, axes, wood saws, firebricks. ling stoves, We Have Them All ! irfuiag« grinders and stuflfers, meat choppers, knives, hand corn I, cake pans. bags reloading tools, coon, beaver and other game traps. Hubs, rims and all wagon and carriage material. Powder, shot and caps, empty and loaded shells, h wartz 8c. Stewart, Natchez. onansnt of the MUTUAL LITE BIT POLICY- HOLBEBS. Port Gibson, Miss., January 17th, 1893. sirs. H. G. McLaurin and Bernard Forster, Special Agents : It affords me pleasure to recommend your company in the high terms. With us, the executors of the estate of John P. Taylor.de , it has been entirely honest and honorable in every respect, ful eveiy promise and obligation. Yours was the first regular com bv in which my father insured. I would further state that the re it going the rounds to the effect that The Mutual Life held the w*y due the estate and requested that we take out additional insur ce instead, is entirely without foundation whatever 11 Yours was t only company of several in which my father was insured that made oofcand paid claim without expense to us. I consider The Mutual leone ot the very BEST companies in every respect Most Respectfully, Executor of the Estate of John P. Taylor. ■ I. M. TAYLOR. The false reports circulated by friends and agents of other com agaiast The Mutual Life proves their inability to cope with the largest and best company in the world. uaC 3 y , H. G. McLAURIN, Special Agent. Port Gibson, Miss., January 17th, 1894. LG. McLaurin, Special Agent: I carry a heavy line of insurance in Th« Mutual Life Insurance >.ofN'ew York, and find its methods fully up to the most advanced oughi in life insurance. I take pleasure in recommending your com flytothc in-uring public. Respectfully, J. McC. MARTIN. ( XI;!re »14 tu t*i>nn«n Nr St M tJieci 'u* eumitr'n prf-ac. W« »re Ut» — Oitor nut l..nru«<. ir .«vtiktuni't in ABir» «WJ E •* «.«lUrif Vpbi.lv« Mti'î : Ism*»* li»-» ««t - ehlp fl» rlih prUil.m- u «• îiminc «.pforo »njr I» jtat r%lä. O 4 pay frptttM'. tjntli WH** If not »»tlsfBv- OkjSf t jr>\ Wrrrnnt l.»r2 jear«. Why p*Y *e»niHO / / A «'■'■'•Ot ttinlprf r you! Write T.<nr o-*n onler. L njZ Kölln« frwo. V.» lk*e »11 n»k ot dum i*« in VFIvSg ehnmiaa. $l !.09 H V 1 WHOLESALE PRICES. «orînc Witoni. *31 to **0. uu*r»at««l C-imeyr, *33 tottOO <w .Ml for»:« 1 t.W Top ssr.ao, mi ism ti «old for Fo«et«n»,seé to $WO. Fsmn V/cgons, W»gor*tt«*. Mil k tfifsjorm.Oailvvry Wagone »«>l«oe<i Cert». kKiruM fo« ■»», *'»«*.■» * obiu.be». $ 2?.50 A ÜO 0 - £ 1? 3»S. Barr«, Uan.er». Jfo. TtL e»rr»y. 21 e«M«ee Mo. TIT, Bond Wi e.r $H B.ecr. $ 43.00 Top Bug(r. 11 ««r»». C eis-ess Uir«r*» Jv PrUm. ^ 1 eiet« Wo. t, Kafm Haruow __ __ , Mini WO »JtDOi.CS luid FLY KKTIL Kit hart BIcret». ain.wboole. A4dreee W. B. PRATT^Sec'y« ELKHART, IND» Vara Wa»«u. LEVY & WELSCH, A T ■ I EECTOES. Bln K. LITT, Imbalmer and Kanagar. t>0 WooteVL n h *»d a large ftasortment of buriftl cftftkct» new, plain, end plaia® ftd«a££® n » nude aud trimmed to order. Buriftl robe« oonsUaUy on hftnd. Will fo^hipmentloftllDoinU^^ Port G-ibson txinnery MUNG-ER SYSTEM. ■So-V© -your Ootton ginned -wit-ti Ua and vou will not regret it. NO HANDLING OF SEED COTTON OR SEED. highest market prioe paid for ° s ed at the gin FREDERIC P. FOX, Lessee* In > Poor IMealth j » ► means so much more than 1 'you imagine—serious and< 'latal diseases result from" 'trifling ailments neglected .* ' Don t play with Nature's 1 'greatest gift—health. > H yon are feeling oui o» sorts, week and generally ex hausted, nervous, à have no appetite ' and ran't work begin at once tak ing the most relia- . ble strengthening ' medicine,which is j B rown s Iron Bit-V l*.rs. A few bot- , tie» cure—benefit comes from the. very first dote- it v.vn't stain Ufth, and pleasant lo take., : Brown's Iron : Bitters __J > I - I t*«r II'» » It Cures Kidney and Liver Troubles, < Dyspepsia, Ncairalgfa, Constipation, Bad Blood » MaiarLa, * Nervous ailments < Women's complaints. ' > Get only the genuine— it his crossed red lines on the wrapr-er. All others ore atb* »tiiute«. On receipt of two jc »tamp» we ' will »end »et vt Ic.i Beautiful World'«' F«lr VUw» and book-free. BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE. MO. * • . H-" 1 . ■>!'. I A | I ,»!«. I,H dl .j > DR. I«. A. SMITH. Resident Dentist, ORT GIBSON - MISSISSIPPI. j. S. 4 J. T. DRAKE, Lawyers. ORT GIBBON, - - - MISSISSIPPI. Practise in the oonrts of Claiborne end Jef eonntiea, and Federal end Supreme -onrta at Jackson. Real ««täte for sale. Dec. 8. [lyrl EVON M. BARBER, Attorney at Law, MISSISSIPPI PORT GIBSON. Dr. W. E. MOODY, Physician and 8 rgeon, MISSISSIPPI. MARTIN, Office in Whit«*» Prag Stör». Calls prompt!j an»w»r«d, da j or night. November M. 1893. BARBER SHOP, Adjoining New York Store. H. WASSEM, Proprietor, JfMit r# f i m ort Gibson, Hair Cutting and Shaving done with neatness aud dispatch. Dr. Joe Chatham, DENTIST. office and Residence: 489 South Cherry Street MISS. VICKSBURG. LIFE. FIRE. CHAS. D. BLOCH General Insurance. » Respectfully Solicit» Patronage. THE— Southern Magazine IS NOT SATISFIED with being "the Beat Magazine ever pnbliebed in the South." U withe» to eov»r thoroughly the whole field tovieit regularly «vary readi family in the Booth. To do thia, ltf anbaoription prie» haa been REDUCED TO $1.50 A YEAR. beginning with the October Number. BUT— th» MagaslDO will continue to grow better in quality, and to merit the Words of Praise it Receives. •Ihe Southern U » hundeomely U 1 net rated *nd well edtt«d literary meg**l ne , able to compare without diafavor with the b»«t monthly Journal* of the metropolis.' -Review of Review»; May. 1«4. Our circulation haa increased t«nfo.d in the pMt year, but we arc after the 100,000 mark Bend 1« oente for »ample oopy, toj THE SOUTHERN MAGAZINE, Louisville, Ky. Many I'ersona At* broken down from orerw ° r . k , mm Brown » Iron Bitters ^ bä 1 &*. fessdH* 1 « sä iärlSdS» not to purchase anvthlM in ; l ^nZ : 1 fr- . ' , Torcmcffib«' bi* «MWMtkm. | a Tim« to R«b«l. Miss Power, in her "Review, gives a ghastly picture of the lite of a northwestern farmer's wife. Says ■he : To begin with, there is always a houseful of children to be fed and clothed and cared tor, And this lit tle diversion is the mother's 'fancy work.' Each morning, at the stroke of four, summer and winter alike, she is up, dressed, and haa her kitchen fire burning ; and bear in mind that, no matter how many hired men may help the husband in the field, not one wife in twenty five haa a hired girl to help her in the house. The woman, generally slighter and frailer than even our women, must cook for all the hired men. These men must have their breakfast and be in the fields by day break, after which the whole house is to be put in order—and they have no slipshod service. The cows are then to be milked, but when there are more than ten, the wife sometimes has help. Each day the churning is done, alter which 'the wife attempts to teach the children their lessons, in the hour or two that intervenes before the great pails of dinner are pre pared and sent to the fields. As soon as the dishes are washed prep arations are begun agAin for the evening milking time, and the third hot meal of the day, after which, if the wife has an idle hour or two, she slings the hoe across her should ers and wends her way to the field, where side by side with her hus band and the men, she digs susten ance from the earth. It is always close to midnight when she closes her house nnd • I retires. The wife never sees the color of the hard earned money. It ia the husband'8 and he saves or spends it at his will. To add to all this, remember that they have but twelve weeks warm weather, and the snow is of ten higher than the woman's knees, ns she ploughs about trying lo do her work. 1» The Proper Way to Sit. A proper sitting position requires that the spine shall be kept straight and that the support needed for the uppor part of the body shall be felt in the rieht place, says the Ladies' Home Journal. Therefore, sit as far back aa possible in the chair, so that the lower end of the spine shall be brani-d against the back o! the seat. If this back is straight the shoulders will also rest against it ; if not, they will have no point of support, and it will be* found that they do not need it.£This position makes no strain upon the ligaments of the spine. It allows a proper position of the shoulders, conse quently of the chest, consequently of Ihe lungs, stomach, and every other organ. Their work is carried on natural ly and comfortably, as is also the circulation of the blood, which, in a sitting position, is seriously in terfered with. With the feet rest ing squarely upon the floor, the hands resting easily upon the lap, perfect equilibrium,and consequent ly perfect rest of the body is se cured. There is no strain upon any part ot the body ; no muscle or organ isr. quired to do more than its legitimate amount of work. The arms should never be folded, for this position not only causes a elrain upon the spine, and all the other evils nlieady referred to, but, in addition, places the weight of the anus upon the stomach and the diaphragm, thereby increasing the labor of digestion and respiration. Placing the hands behind the back, or folding the arms behind the back, if possible, is a good attitude to take occasionally, giving, as it does, the fullest expansion to the whole upper part of :he body. Scop« Exeroiee for Girls. Young women in search of phys ical culture, are respectfully re ferred to the following rule, laid down by Mrs. Bridget Maguire, of New York : Take the ecope in the hands, held at half reach $ t which should be reversed grasp, allowing the bushy portion ot the scopæ to rest upon the floor, and holding firmly to upper end of the handle. Bend body slightly forward,give the arms a horizontal movement, lift the scopæ slightly, and move one foot before the other. Repeat these movements until the scopæ has been brought iu contact with every por tion of the floor. P. 8.— Scope s is the Latin word for broom 1 the the n The smallest circular saw in prac tical use is a tiny disc about the size of a British shilling, which is em ployed for cutting the slits in gold pens. These sews are about as thick as ordinary paper,and revolve some 4000 times per minute. For a pain in the aide or chest there ie nothing bo good as a piece of flannel dampened with Chamberlain'« Pain Balm and bound over the seat of pain. It afford* prompt and per manent relief; used in time will often cold from resulting in This same treatment ia For sale prevent a pneumonia, a sure cure for lame baok. by Dr. W. D. Radas. Degeneracy of the Amerioan Han. For year« it hae boou uotiood that intellectually the ben ia failing. She ia not what ahe waa eveu before the war, and it haa attracted tho attention not only ot acientiata, hot of the aver» ago layman. What ia the cauae of the hen'a intellectual ratrogreaaion ? Of courao there ia no qneation re garding the exiatence of the trouble. The hen doea not abine socially aa ahe once did. She ia moody and tacit ora, and her memo.*y ia doficieut. You let her get into au incloaure through a bole, and ahe will remain there and die before ahe cau remember where that bole ia or uao It to get out through. I uoticed more idiotic hena in the paat two year« than ever before. Brain troubles aro moro noticeable. More *heus aro noticed who cackle when they have not laid an egg or who forget to cackle when they have doue ao. More hens show signs of hypochondria. The glad aud careless laugh is no longer heard. I see more pale, lauguid hens—hens that are still young, yet with an air of age and seu ility, prematurely aged aud tough. 1 am led to believe that there is a cause for this, and a simple one. Atyoar ago I bought 16 plaiu;pu!lets of a man who lives at Hogg's Neck, 18 milos away. Ho delivered them on tho following day, ho and his bringing them ou loot iu four.bunch ea of four each, with legs tied together liko a parcel of spring ouions. For 18 miles they had come with their heads hanging dowu and the blood rushing to their brains. As a result, theso bens are noticea ble for their impaired intellects. It is almost pathetic to watch them dawd ling their lives away or cackling va cantly to each other, while the riaiug generation seems even more silly tbau tho older ones. So intellectually duficiout has tho Americau hen become recently that sho is to-day the dry nurse for the turkey, the duck, the guinea ben and the goose. What other fowl would quietly aud evou cheerfully hatch and rear the castoff children of other barn yard fowls? What other warm blooded mammal is ao far loat to decent pride as to becomo a foundliug asylum for tho gander, the typo and symbol ot idiocy ? What other fowl would without complaint forego her vacations in or der to sit for six weeks on a child's tin dog ? What other class or genus of the brute creation, aside from con gress, is content to sit its life away without tangible result? What mam mal, aside from the hen, will sit all summer gaziug into space aud thou come forth with a radiant smile and with nothing to show for it bat a hot doorknob or au amendment?— Prof. Nye. SOI! A Wild Gooee Tamed. There has been a wild goose on the Hankin8on place, in south War ren, lor the last twenty-two y which has become thoroughly do mesticated. Wounded and crip pled, then chosen leader of the flock, he showed a full measure of appreciation and gratitude by ready adoption in hie renunciation of a previous wild life. His subsequent career has shown him to possess a remarkable degree of intelligence. No strange person, animal or fowl, can come in the vicinity, but that he is the first to observe and give the notice of alarm. Combining rare discretion with a fearless bra very, this goose will attack and re pulse hawks, dogs, hogs and wild enemies of his kind which intrude on bis domain, exercising a protect ing power that has repaid an hun dred fold the care and kindness of hie friends. At the estimated ago of 50 years, he ia strong, quicK and alert, as if yet in the prime of youth. This "old goose" has made a splendid record, and his friends and kind admirers would probably consider it a doubtful compliment to be compared to or hear some of the foolish followers of political im possible fallacies dubbed as mem bers of his ancient and honorable kind. —Vicksburg Post. ears, A Hint to Mothers. How many mothers realize that when baby is allowed to quiet herself by suckiug her thumb it usually re sults iu the upper teeth protruding in a very ugly way? If the two middle fingers are her comfort, theu the low er teeth force themselves out. It nev er seems to dawn upon tho infaut mind that this delight is not unalloyed, but surely the pretty maid will blame you when sbo rcalizoe wbat altered the shape of her mouth.—Picayune. As to matters of coinage aud circu lation, tho New York Poet eousibly says : "Whenever these two subjects git ont ot the hands of experts sod get in to tbe bands of politicians, and become lopire of discussion on tbe stump, aud issues to be voted ou at election, they speedily bocomo divested of all scien tific trappings and resolve themselves into a burning desire on tbe part of voters to get hold of money without giving anything in exchange for it." The N. Y. News says ; Ills well to bear in mind the great benefit that would flow from a little more practical instruction in eohoole. The step taken in that direction by the partial addition of manual training should be followed up by still ooore radical reforms. There is need of lees "higher instruction" and mors practical training. a a Woman, Gum and Polities. Mra. Waite, the sorrowing relict of the late Bloody Bridles, ia longei in favor of woman suffrage, ana in a gust of truly feminine fury ahe thus lets drive : They have shown that they are no more fit for the ballot than chil dren under aixteen year« of age. Why, they have come down round our home and acted like a lot of hoodlums blowing horn* and show ing that they know no more of the political questions than foreigners ignorant or the English language. Then I know of lots of them who sold their votes as the men did, and were not ashamed of it, either. There were numbers of them who *<>ld out for a package of chewing gum and a carriage ride. Oh, how ashamed 1 would be of a thing like that." * This is truly a distressing pic ture. If the money power haa been distributing chewing gum boodle a mong'the fair ladies of Coloradojin order lo defeat the champion of archy and popular rights, the dam nabU fact should be exposed. We should advise leniency in dealing with the fair culprits ; for is weak and chewing gum is mighty but for the dastaidly villainswho thus tempted them thero should be mercy. The charge that Mrs. Waite makes against the fair elect ors opens up an awful vision of dis mal possibilities. It harrows up the soul just to think of radiant and beautiful floaters, divided into blocks of five and steered by a chap eron armed with packages ol the potent and corrupting gum. fore we proceed further with this woman suffrage business, the chew ing gum lrauds in Colorado must be thoroughly sifted. The purity of the franchise must be protected if it requires the closing of every gum factory in the country.—8t. Louis Republic. A Bit of A. piA.'Masnnaas. The meanness of the A. P. A. was never seen at worse advantage than in its attempt to get rid of the post* mistress at Auburndale, Mass., be cause she happens to be a Catholic. She happens also to be a writer of some distinction, Miss Louise Imo gen Guiney, but the sight oi a Cath olic drawing $1300 a year from the government was too much for the f >ious Protestants of the town, who ive in daily and nightly dread of a Catbolio war, and so they openly and boastfully set about boycotting the office. As the salary depends partly upon the sales of sump«, it was easy for them to buy stamps elsewhere to put on their devout letters to missionaries and to Chris tian Endeavorers, and they have succeeded by this means in catting down Miss Guiney 's income by some $ 125 . This is a tremendous victory over Satan and the Pope, and makes the country sale by just so much. But we should hope that the neighbors of these creatures in Au burndale would find some way of setting their heels upon them. No one need be afraid of them any longer politically; and intellectual ly and morally they have all along been contemptible.— N. Y. Post. no i i an woman no lie a How to Teaoh a Colt. When I wish to teach a colt lo oarry a saddle, I first put a blanket on him, folded to about saddle size, then a surcingle strapped loosely. At the next lesson I make the sur cingle quite tight; and the third les very tight. At the fourth lesson I tie the colt to the hitching post, and put a boy on him. He soon gets accustomed to the weight and does not mind it; then I take the boy off, remove the blanket and put on the saddle ; then put the boy in the sad dle, letting him sit there for fifteen minute», but moving himself about and otherwise making himself con spicuous. Then I put the saddle on the horse, put the boy on horse back and lead the horse about fif teen minutes,then I give the lad the reins and let him gently exercise the horse for half an hour. After this course of training any man or boy ride the colt, provided he has enough to manage him Kind ly.—Cor. Dumb Animals. son can Benue The Beet Washoloth. Dr. Erasmus Wilfon, tbe famous skin specialist, has declared in fayor of using the hands for the friction of the skin when bathing. He says, "The hand is endowed with mind and knows mooh better than can a lifeless sponge or a coarse piece of tow eling the needs of each portion with which it comes in contact." Henry Wilson, the postmaster at Welshton, Florida, say a he cured a case of diarrhoea of long standing in six hours, with one small bottle of Chamberlain's Oolie, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. Wbat a pleae ant surprise that must have been to the sufferer. Such cures are not un usual with thia remedy. In many in stances only one or two doses are re qui red to give permanent relief. It in always be depended upon. When reduced with water it ia pleasant to Uko. For sale by Dr. W. D. Redo«, CMkk$d Cry for THINGS WISE AND OTHERWISE. Did It All: A story of Scotch hon esty comes from Dundee, A small boj had taken the prise for an ex ceptionally well-drawn map. After the examination the teacher, a little doubtful, asked the lad : "Who help ed you with this map, James V* Nobody, sir. "Come, now, tell m« the troth. Didn't yourlbrother help " N ?;„ Bir » he did it all."— Milwaukee Wisconsin. h A Circumstantial Case: Friend Broadrim— So, Friend David, thee wishes to marry my daughter Han nah. Friend David, thy circumstan ces are not such as to raako thee a f ood match for Daughter Hannah. Vieud David—But, Friend Broad nm, my circumstances will be great ly improved by marrying thy daught er Hannah, as thee very well know*. —Truth. A Burglary : 8am—Pills,the drug gist, tells me that barglars entered his store the other night and stole fif teen dollars' worth or perfume. Too bad, wasn't it ? Jerrv—I should say so. Have they put the detectives on the scent?— N. Y. World. The Latest French Duel : A French landed proprietor and a col onel had a deadly quarrel. Both a greed that lots should be drawn, and that the loser should proceed to some retired spot and shoot himself. The next morning the opponents and their seconds met in a small cafe out side the town. Lota were duly drawn, the landed proprietor proving the winner. The colonel took his bad fortune calmly, and, accepting tho loaded pistol, moved into an adjoin ing room and closed the door. The others remained breathlessly awaiting the shot. At lust it came ; eagerly they ran to the door of the fatal chamber. When it wa* thrown open, the supposed defunct stood on the threshold, grasping the smoking weapon. "Heavens, gentlemen," exclaimed he, with a bland smile, is it not unfortnnate? I have missed myself I" "What did the doctor say was tho matter with you ?" "He said he didn't Jknow.'' "What doctor y )u going to next?" "None. When a doctor to make such an admission as that he mast be about os high in his profession as he can get.'—In dianapolis Journal. Doctor (to patient)—May I ven ture, mAdam, to ask your age? "Don't you know, sir, that a woman is only as old as she looks to be ?" Impossible—you can't be as old as that." There are several ways to run a newspaper, but I must say the best way is told in the following : A western editor once invited corres pondence as to the best way to con duct his paper, and the man who hit the nail squarely on the head replied anonymously, ou a postal card : J'Run it as yon d-J please."— Pease's Anoka Union. <• aro •< A boy, bearing his father pray for the missionary cause, and especially for the wants of tho missionaries, that their institntions might be sup K lied with abundant means, said to "Father, I wish I had yonr * "Why, my eon, what you do with it," asked the mone wou father. The boy replied. "I would answer your prayers. "—The Gospel Messenger. He Would Depart From Family Tradition : "Is there nothing you wouldn't d>forme?" said the en thusiastic girl. "Nothing that I can think of at present," replied the practical young man. "Would die for me ?" "Yes. if there was any occasion for it," he answered, after some consideration ; "although gray hair never ran in our family to any great extent." A candidate for office was so sore ly beset by visitors that he gave or ders to the servants to deny admit tance to all callers save his personal friends. How well the order was carried out he soon had evidence. The bell rang, and the maid, upon opening the front door, was confront 1 oy a body of "delegates" from a willing" constituency, when the candidate overheard the following colloquy : "Is Mr. 0 — at home ?* said the leader. "lie is not," re turned tho maid. "When will he bo in ?" "Are ye personal friends of his ?" "Well—no," said the leader, "but—" "Then he's never cornin' back." And the door was cloied with a bang.—Harper's Drawer. iT you e< <» Shopgirl—Really, madam, that white feather in yonr hat makes you look ten years younger. Old Maid —Ia that ao ? Then give me anoth Lncy (single)—Do von think it is wicked to smoke, dear ? Fannie (married)—No, dear, I'm sure it Lucy—Why are you ao sore ? Fannie—Because my husband doesn't gmo ke; and if it was wicked I'm snre would do it.—Half-Holiday, lo a snbnrban Boston pnlpit last Sunday morning this notwe was read: "The pastor will preaoh bia last ser mon this evening, and the choir has arranged a special praiso aervioe for the ocoasion."—Philadelphia Ledg er.— Fliegende Btaetter. er.