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♦ }• RE-ESTABLISHED FEB. 12,1870. 1CBŒO lOOl -A j»s.î* ,ir:=5 we» PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE CO MISS., FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 1894. NEW SERIES-VOL. XIX., NO. 27. •1 .„-ULLIU, ?.****• E - 8 - DRAKE ' Vioe-Prcrtdent. J. W . TE1WON, Carhi.r .„-ULLIU, ' J. W . TE1WON, Carhi.r 'ORT GIBSON BANK. ^ort OiToson, IsÆIss, capital Stock, 850,000.00 DIRECTORS: I\ M. IIAUDING, W. 0. GUTHRIE, J. W. PERSON, BYRON H. LEVY, J. Met'. Martin, N. 8. WALKER ,cahs. iPlUKE. 8. T1IRA8HER, « sound. 10 G. W. WUKELE88, CORRESPONDENTS: VICKSBURG: Della Trust and Banking Company «Eff TURK: ' r Ration#I Birik. ffjll do a general banking business. Will pay interest on savings depoa Will negotiate loaus on real estate for any amounts. Special attention collections, payment of taxes,or any business entrusted to our care i«n THIS COLD WEATHER Htiting stoves, grates, shovels and tongs, dog irons, stove pipe and elbow*, axes, wood saws, firebricks. I Suggests We Have Them All ! Ito sausage grinders and stuflers, meat choppers, knives, hand corn I cake pans. Powder, shot and caps, empty and loaded shells, | UdIbags, reloading tools, coon, beaver and other game traps. Hubs, rims and all wagon and carriage material. Ir Schwartz & Stewart, Natchez. I Indorsement of tine MUTUAL LIFE BY POLICT IHIOXMDIEIRS. Port Gibson, Miss., January 17 th, 1893 . Messrs. H. G. McLaurin and Bernard Forster, Special Agents : It affords me pleasure to recommend your company in the high est terms. With us, the executors of the estate of John P. Taylor,de ceased, it has been entirely honest and honorable in every respect, ful filiing evet y promise and obligation. Yours was the first regular com pany in which my father insured. I would further state that the re port going the rounds to the effect that The Mutual Life held the noney due the estate and requested that we take out additional insur ance instead, is entirely without foundation whatever!! Yours was the only company of several in which my father was insured that made proofs and paid claim without expense to us. I consider The Mutual Ukoae ot the very BEST companies in every respect. Most Respectfully, Executor of the Estate of John P. Taylor. J. M. TAYLOR, The false reports circulated by friends and agents of other com plies against The Mutual Life proves their inability to cope with the oldest, largest and best company in the world. H. G. McLAURIN, Special Agent. Port Gibson, Miss., January 17 th, 1894 . H. G. Me! -aurin, Special Agent: „ I carry a heavy line of insurance in The Mutual Life Insurance I . 0 . of New York, and find its methods fully up to the most advanced -houghi in life insurance. I take pleasure in recommending your com ply tothe insuring public. Respectfully, J. McC. MARTIN. ELKH&ÏÏ GäRRiÄSE and PJfiESS fiSFfi. GO. 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Ho. l" Farin II«: ne»*. nmîHU »ADULE» rLV NET». BHh*rt Bicycle, »n.whMlj s perm«. mW hr ee«fc with oHUr. Sex* 4*. 1« PneumUlc «•tint*. U> p«/ poll.** <.;• 112-1».*«* cui*!«***«. tnblng, arop ior B in«fc Address W. 3. PRATT, Soc'y. ELKHART, IND. *£ti,r»rm We«ua. LEVY & WELSCH, in DIEBCTOES. BEN R. LEVY, Embalmer and Manager. « è 4 è [><* «<» m ns m We„ P „ « hand a lar *e assortment of burUl cwket* new, plain, and plain melio ow« i 'T'"" Iuadt ' and trimmed toorder. Burial robes couetaully on hand. Wilte>dlrint J? '* 111 bodies for shipment to all ooints. m * 11 ti to of Port Gibson Ginnery MUNG-ER SYSTEM. Save -your Cotton ginned witlo. Us and vou will not regret it. NO HANDLING OF SEED COTTON OR SEED. pa market jprio© jpaid for - r s ed at the gin. FREDERIC P. FOX, Lessee. In « » . ' Poor : Health ; ■ * I / means so much more than' /you imagine—serious and" ' |* a . ta ? diseases result from' - 'trilling ailments neglected 1 | Don't play with Natures * greatest gift—health. . - If you are feeling out ot torts, weak £f*d Rtncraily ex hausted, nervous, h*ve «10 appetite and can't work,, begin at once tak ing the most relia ble strengthening n edicine.which is, Brown's Iron Bit trrs. A few bot I * » lilllu J UHh, a Peasant :Brown 5 : ïron your and It'* Iu take. It Cures » > > , Dyspepsia, Neuroigta, ' . S üüS" 00 "' S'!-I, 001 ? .. , f ' . Women's complaints. , j ' iiSTÄ - » . ' t Fair VLw* and book—free. BROWN CHEMICAL CO. BALTIMORE, MO. ' Kidney and Liver Troubles, DR. L. A. SMITH, Resilient Dentist, ORT GIBSON - MISSISSIPPI. i S. 4 J. T. MAO, Lawyers. ORT C.IBS0N, MISSISSIPPI. Practice in the courts of Ciaiboruo and Jcf counties, and Federal and Supreme ourts at Jackson. Real estate for sale. Deo- 8. llyrl EVON M. BARBElt, Attorney at Law, PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI Dr. W. E. MOODY, Physician and S rgeon, MARTIN, MISSISSIPPI. Office iu White*« Drug Store. Calls promptly answered, day or night. November 21. 1803. "—~ ß ARB ER SUOI? ? Adjoining New York Store, H. WASSEM, Proprietor, •tfrf Gibson, • Hiss, ' Hair Cutting and Shaving done with neatness and dispatch. Dr. Joe Chatham, DENT ST. Office and Residence: 43a South Cherry Street VICKSuUKG, MISS. LITE. FIRE. CHAS. D. BLOCH Ceneral Insurance. » Respectfully Solicit* Patronage. •THE Southern Magazine IS NOT SATISFIED with being "tbe Best Magazine ever published in tbe South." 14 wishes to oover thoroughly tbe whole field toTielt regularly every readi family in the Booth. To do this, its subscription price hu been REDUCED TO $ 1.50 A YEAR. beginning with tbe October Number- BUT— tbe Magazine will continue to grow better in quality, and to merit the Words of Praise it Receives. •Ihe Southern Magane i* a handaomely il lustrated *nd well edit©d literary magazine ,*ble to compare without disfavor with tbe beet monthly journal* of the metropolis"—Review of Review; May, 1894. Our circulation ha* increased tenfo.d in the but we ere after tbe 100,000 mark. past year, Send 10 cent* for «ample copy, toj THE SOUTHERN MAGAZINE, Louisville, Ky. Many rersons ■ broken down from overwork or hmaehcAd Brown's Iron Bitter» ÄÄÄÄKSi» An BZ The secretary of the Elkhart Carriage and Harnes* Mfg. Co., of Elkhart, Ind., informs ns that their prices will be lower for 1804 than ever. He wishes us to ask our readers not to purchase anything in the line of carriages, wagons, bicycles or harness until they have sent 4 cents in stamps to pay postage on their m page catalogue. We advise the readers of this pa per to remember bis suggestion. fal ask. Meat-Eating and Muaole. « Iu an article coutiibuted to the root Health-Culture by Dr. Felix Omvnld, it is maintained'that what are called '•canine tccih" are a misnomer, they are not cauliie in any sense. Iheso tangs, tho doctor goes on to cx plaiu,corresponding to theeyo-teeih niau,are enorniously developed in sev eral species of baboons thui would un hesilatingly prefer a bunch of fox grapes to tho best beefsteak that could be found in a Dclmonico. Dr. Oswald is not a believer iu humanity's being altogether carnivorous. cur ' ■ * l'iie incut delusion" is what he terms the idea thaï man cauuol thrive on a strict etablo diet, children havo nil aversion to flesli-tood m its undisguised state cannot ho over looked as an argument iu behalf of the vogelariau. veg Tho fact that normal - Meat promotes muscle and couduces to longevity? Tho doc tor says : "Under anything like favorable cli matic conditions those frugal Orient als outlive their carultorous neighbors, aud tho auli-vegctarian argument founded on their lack of muscular de velopment has been triumphantly re futed by the statistics of Dr.*Herman Beyer, who proves that (lie stoutest peasants of contiueulal Europe, value meat only ns an occasional luxury, rather than au importnut or indispen sable article of daily food. Tbe iron listed Russian boors live chiefly ou rye bread, milk and cnbhngo, tho Danes milk and potatoes, the peasants of Hoi stem (where the Prussian navy recruits its brawniest seamen) on milk, por ridgo, butter ami beaus. Tho Turkinh longshorcnicu, the stoutest bipeds 01 the present world, arc strictly frugal from necessity, it not on religious prin ciples. They cook their rice with ghee nr clarified butter, aud after light breakfast of barley bread and dried figs, think nothing of shoulder ing a weight ol 800 pounds, amt iu gangs ot four will lug of! burdens which a New York expressman would hesitate to load on aoue-horso wagon." Tho conclusion drawn from Dr. Os wald's investigations is that a total ab stinciico from flesh-food would pro mote the cause of uiond ns well as physical health aud contribute more than ail Hie conventions of millenium prophets to guarantee tho blessings of international peace. * > M u English Walnuts. The English walnut in at horn»* in any of the southern stales. Bill better than Bowing seed is to pro cure the plants from the nursery. The Memphis nursery can turnish them. They come into hearing when eight or ten years old, and continue uninterruptedly just as the pecan aud hickory do, and it gets to be at its best when IOOyears old. Although ,a native of Europe, yei :hoy perfectly adapt thnrn-elves to the Boil and climate of the pecan, hickory and black walnut,.being all of the same family. After the third year they require hut little care,and are subject to no ill, whatever. No insect Doubles them. Their fruit brings the highest price of ail nuts; their yield is enormous. Young men who have laud and little means can thus make their bed and pillow on which to repose when age comes on. The supply will not meet the demand lor English walnuts in the next 100 years. -Commercial Ap peal. A Lesson in Silver. Col. John Maguire, United States Consul at Tampico, Mexico, who has been at home in Mobile on a short vacation for the benefit of his health, and expects to return to his post, leaving to-day, tells ol some things in his experience ns consul to a country with only silver as its currency that should open the eyes of silver inflationists as to the fal lacy of their position. Colonel Ma guire Buys that the Mexican dollar is worth at Tampico (and at every port in Mexico) 5i cents in Ameri can or foreign exchange. The day's wages of the laborer in the viciuity of Tampico, on the farms or in the port, is 31 cents, in iu the depreciated currency of the nation, aud the practical result is a pitiable stagnation of the general business and productive industries of a country that is one of the rich eat on the globe in its natural ad vantages and fertility of soil. Col. Maguire thinks that a month's vis it to Mexico at this time and an in vestigation of the results of silver inflation would cure the delusion ol the wildest silverite in tire United States.—Mobile Register. » To make whitewash that will not rub off, mix half a pailful of lime and water, ready to be put on tbe wall ; then take one gill of flour and mix it with water sufficient to tl»i«-k en it; then pour it while bo; into the whitewash ; stir it all well to gether, and it is ready for use. Mr. Ira P. Wetmore, a promiuent real estate agent of Fan Angrio.TexaB, has used Chamberlain's Colic,(!holera and Diarrhoea Remedy in his family for several years as occasion requir ed, and always with perfect success. He says : "I find it a perfect cure fer baby when troubled with colic or dysentery. I now feel that my outfit is not complete without a bottle of this Remedy at home or on a trip away from home. For sale by Dr. W. D. Re das. our Children Cry for Pitcher's Castorla. THE STATE PRESS. Immigrant Wagona. Long trains of immigrants are com ? to Mississippi every day from the north and west. Several trains of white-covered wugons have passed through New Albany and a larger number came by rail. We are « x p uirtiicing now what the people o Texas have been for a r.unibe years.—New Albany Gazette. in* r of Northern Immigrants. The advance of quite a number of Nebraskans has been in this vicinity, Hickory Flat, a week or more and have made some purchases of realty. They say many more families are coming to them. They contemplate entering actively into diversified po mology. If our peoplo do not lose their heads and place too high prie- s upon their lands, our hill land 4 w 11 soon find a ready market and sale.— Correspondence New Albany Gazet e. Unbecoming Languaqe. In famous, pusillanimous pukes," is the kind of language used in the pulpit by one of the visiting evan gelists to this city. Where in all the language that Christ used when on earth, do you find anything to compare with, or to warrant the use ot such coarse and indecent language as that used by this professed fol lower of tho Savior? No wonder that many of the best people ot (be town came away from the meeting disgusted.—Wesson Mirror. << Game Preserve. It in rumored (hat the.old Miller place on the river about four miles west of here has been put chased by a wealthy northerner who will con vert it into a "game preserve." No more desirable place or location in Lowndes county could be found so admirably suited to such a purpose as this. Located on the Tombigbee whicli affords fine duck hunting in winter, and splendid fishing in sum mer, it is just the place on which to establish a game preserve.—Co lumbus Dispatch. Shirking Road Work There are plenty of able-bodied men in our c«»unty who do not work the roads at all.simply because they hold a doctor's certificate, and that is not hard to get, that they are not physically able to do manual labor. There are too many exemptions. All should turn out and do their sharp, preachers and all, unless ex cused by higher authority than a doctor's certificate, should be introduced ir. tho next legislature to make more stringent the law.—Oxford Globe. And a bill it Wholesale Disfranchisement." A Populist paper has *had a great deal to nay about the "wholesale disfranchisement of the people of Mississippi" under the constitution. The people, who are the people ? How many law-abiding, tax paying, intelligent thinking men Tiave been thus disfranchised? Not many, we opine. A great many negroes, ig norant tax-escaping people, were disfranchised, as they ought to be ; luit no honest negro need stay away from the polls. Any negro who will pay his poll-tax and can under stand plain talk is allowed to regie ter and vote. A white man who does not pay his taxes and who could not register under the under standing clause ought not to l>e a! lowed to vote under any circum stances. No man who has any ol the qualities of citizenship is barred the right of sufirage in Mississippi. —Macon Bun. Big Farming Operations. Next season, ivith 10,000 or more acies of rich delta land, tilted by convict labor, Mississippi will make more cotton than anybody, except ing, j e haps, the Richardson es tate and the Khedive of Egypt, the largest cotton producers in the world. At their session penitentiary hoard o traded to work ten delta planta tion3 with convict labor, the follow ing list showing the number of a cres : R. L. Jones, Leflore county, 600 acres, 40 convicts. W. F. Randolf, Washington coun ty, 1050 acres, 70 convicts. Stone & Swaiu, Washington coun ty, 1800 acres, 100 convicts. Joe Wilczmeki, Washington coun ty, 900 acres, 65 convicts. L. C. Dulaney, Issaquena county, 950 acres, 55 conviots. A. D. Daniel, Washington coun ty, 1300 acres, 85 convicts. W. IL Noble, Bolivar couuty, 750 acres, 50 convicts. Briscoe & Speaks, Bolivar coun ty, 1000 acres, 60 convicts. P. W. Peeples, Sunflower county, 600 acres, 40 convicts. The total number of acres given above are 9,750 ; total convicts re quired, 720. These plaoes are in additjon to tho "Dabney" place of J800 acres in Holmos oounty.already leased by the board of control.— the the 45, is yesterday the f control cou joice of two I and hope two gave was the my it 25 Dr. |Clarion.Utiger. com the of x o Superintendent Regan'a Report. To the Hon. Bonn) of Supervisors : Ge.nti.kmkn :—It is with renewed pleasure that l indite this report for I he second month—November—of the new school term. Tho schools opened on Nov 61 h under the most favorable circumsiaurcs. The attend ance, ns far an ascertained, is good, the orgauizat'on 0 » Hie classes effected over the comity without friction embarrassment, and over 4000 child ren are now on their daily inarch the school-rooms, in Claiborne. Place them iu one column and what a grand, what an inspiring spectacle, it would be I of of and are po lose s 11 e. The class of teachers now employed is steadily gro'tiug heller, and are above (be overage teacher of a few years ago. The larger part now ou gaged might easily rank as profession als, aud, of courte, our schools are the better for it. Our trustees of the white schools had the names of 86 applicants from without (bo county, Resides over 40 in the county, from which to choose their teachers. This Is significant. menus, as 1 heretofore intimated, that we will eventually have, in our schools, the best teachers to bo found in the state, outsidu our colleges. Trustees regard ttio employment of a teacher as a matter of business, ami are determ ined tobnvo tho best tio matter whore louud ; being absolute tree-trade ad vocates iu this particular. Homo tal ent must conic up to tho required standard, or bo rejected. The follow ing is a list of the white teachers now employed, grouped as to places of res idence, and tho school taught by each Miss Nellie D. Drake,Claiboruc coun ty, Grand Gulf school. Miss Mattie Liuticld, Copiah county, Brandy wine school. Miss Norma Moore, Claiborne coun ty, Beech Grove school. Robt. L Horton, Claiborne county, Rocky Springs school. Miss Ora Howard, Claiborne coun ty, Sarepta school. Miss Loua Martin, Copiah conuty, Hock Hill school. Miss W. D. Martiu, Copiah county, Russiim school. Miss Ella McCormick^Jeflcrsoti coun ty, Shiloh school. Miss Oletlia Torrey, Jefferson coun ty, Marlin school. Miss Mary C. Mcltttiis, Lincoln coun ty, Boss school. Miss May Husscll, Claiborne county, Oak Uidgo sellout. Miss Bctlio Young, Claiborne comi ty, Sprott school. Miss Estelle Aills, Rankiu county, Gleuwood school. Miss Antonia Ashley, Claiborne county, Ashley school. Edwin B. Bell, Hinds couuty, Hick ory Ridge school. Miss .uollie Cessna, Ciaiboruo coun ty, Greenbrier school. Miss Emma Fife, Claiborne comity, Colony school. Miss Snlüc E. Fife (Jordan), Clai borne county, Tillman school. Miss Emma Lamb, Rankiu couuty, Midway school. Miss Elizabeth McClellan, .Madisou parish, La., Miller school. Miss Mattie McLean, Holmes county, Scott school. Miss Cornelia F. Regan, Claiborue comity, Rcgnnlou school. Miss S. Alice Reeves, Carroll couu ty, Mt. Goiucr school. Miss Mary C. Rogillio, Ciaiboruo couuty, High Hill school. Miss Minnie Ross, Newton couuty, Sulphur Spring school. Miss Serena Scott, Ciaiboruo couu ty, Pino Ridge school. Miss Carrh Weeks, Ciaiboruo couu ty, Rocky Springs school. Miss Cora Weeks, Claiborne couuty, Greenbrier school. Miss Lillie Dale, Rankiu county, Jcf fericsville sehool. Miss Cornelia Taylor, Claiborne comity, l'attoua school. From Claiborne couuty. " Copiah M . Lincoln Jefiersou Rankin Holmes Carroll Hinds Newton Louisiana. the all to use (be by No in so in a of ? ; .16 3 2 44 2 2 1 1 1 « l . 1 So Grand total Classed as to grades, they rank a* First Grades, 19; Second follows : Grades, 10; Third Grades, 1; total,80. With two exceptions, the teachers from other counties are all of First tirade. The colored teachers are all ''home talent," and rank as follows: First tirades, 2; Second Grades, 10; Third Grades, 20; total, 82. 1 have visited only 4 schools during the month as my time has breu occu pied in getting sit classical and exami nation work off my hands. Saturday being tho first pay day lor the teachers, I issued 45 pay certifl catos— form No. 1 (new series) to No. 45, aggrrgating $ 1122 30. All ot which is respectfully submitted. Ch as. K. Began, Co. Supt. Not- 80 t h. 1894 . _ Any one who has children will re joice with L. B. Mulford, of Plain field, N. J. His little boy, five years of age, was sick with croup. For two days and nights he tried various remedies recommended by friends and neighbors. He says "I thought sure I would lose him. I bad seen Cham berlain Cough Remedy advertised and thought I would try it as a last hope and am happy to say that after two doses be slept until morning. I gave it to him next day and a cure was effected. I keep this remedy in the house now and as soon as any of my children show signs of croup I give it to them and that is the last of it'* 25 and 50 cent bottles for sale by Dr. W. D. Redos. for the all THINGS WÎSE AND OTHERWISE. My friend," said the solemn looking man to the other solemn looking: man, "are yon not a follower of the Christian science treatment : "In one sense I am. 1 am an under n sn the all or to taker."—Chicago Tribune. John Stuart Mill said, "I have learned to seek iny happiness by lim iting my desires, rat her than iu at tempting to satisfy them. * Prejudiced Against It Already : Willie—Well, I've seeu all I want to of this Dclsarte business. Johnny— What is the Delsarte business ? Wil lie—I don't know ; but the.e's a lady in there calling on mamma who says she teaches it. It takes her five minutes to Bit down.—Chicago Trib une. far few ou the It the as ad : Tho "frigate bird," a frequenter of the tropical seas, is (he swiftest bird that flies. TI 10 wing muscles are enormously developed, weighing nearly one.fourth as much as tho whole body. The common "black swift" is believed to attain a speed of 275 miles an hour, which rate kept up for six hours, would carry tho bird from England,its summer home, to Ceutral America. Tho woman emancipationist had tackled the serene old bachelor, amt was reading the riot act to him in half a dozen places at once. lie squirmed occasionally, but retained Ins serenity. "Have you ever done anything for tho emancipation of wo man, I'd like to know ?'' sho said, coming down the liome-struicli. "In deed 1 have, madam," lie smiled. "I liavo remained a bachelor."—De troit Free Press. What is meant by an inch of rain fall is, that 14,500,000 gallons of ter have fallen upon a square mile of ground. WH Mr. IIighfli— Where is that "Book of Etiquette and Compléta Letter Writer?'' Mrs. II. Wlmt do you want with it? Mr. IL— I want to * write to the grocer to tell him I can't pay him.— N. Y. Weekly. The insect world is vast almost be yond conception. President Sharp, of the London Entomological Socie ty states that while Linnæua knew only 3000 species of insects 120 years ago, the collections of the world would probably include ut present 200,000 or 250,000 species. Irate Visitor (after a few remarks) —Wtdl, I don't want anybody to lie about me, ami I won't have it! Edi tor (appealingly)—IIow do you ever expect to have any compliments paid yon, then ?—Detroit Free Press. The abject poverty of the northern peasantry in China is almost beyond belief. In various districts not classed as "distressed" it was found that in many instancoa a fami ly of five or *ix persons suppôt ted life on two cents a day, tho food be ing a small bag of turnips and dried cabbage boiled in water. Not a Secret : Ilo placed his hand upon his heart. "You cauuot imag ine," he protested, "what a terrible load I carry, and yet give no sign to the world.'' She turned away her head. "Believe me," she faltered, "the world knows." A subtle some thing in the way sho raised her hand kerchief to her face impelled him to surreptitiously take another clove or two.—Detroit Tribune. Railroad stock in tho United States aggregates in round numbers $ 10 , 500,235,410. Tom—Did Maud tell you the troth wh>*n you asked her her age ? Jack —Yes. Tom—What did she say ? Jack—She said it was none of my business.—Yankee Blade. m ■ A lady at the ago of 25 became in sane, and the flight of time was. un known to her. She believed she was nly 25 years old daring the whole of her life, and at an mlvanced ago sho had a'l the appearance of bring yonng. The believers in the faith cure cite this as a strong argument in favor of their theory. The Lon don Lancet makes the statement. o Either Too Much : Recontly a northern recorder who is noted for the length and solemnity of his ex hortations was addressing an old Irish woman who had been convicted, not for the first time, of some trifling of fense. His honor had gone on for half an hour or so when suddenly tho S risnner flopped on tho floor of tho ock. As the warder was trying to get her on her feet again she mado a remark io a very bitter and discon tented tone. The recorder, not catch ing the drift of it, asked the warder in his most impressive manner : Warder, what does the prisoner say ?" "She says, jour honor," re plied the warder with evident sym pathy, "that she can stand penal servitude, bnt she's blamed if she can stand this."—London Truth. a It has generally been believed that the reduction in average height of French soldiers which followed Na poleon's warp, due to the ipimense slaughter in those campaigns, made those soldiers the shortest in Enrope. But the minimum height of the Rus sian and the French conscript is a bout eqna!—five feet ; while in most other European countries the mini mum ranges from five feet one inch to five feet th:ce inches.