FRIDAY MORNING, DEC. 14, 1894.
k. 0. WHABT0I, Editor &Bd Proprietor.
H. H. CBISLEB, Publisher and Manager
of lob Department.
Subtcrivtion Per Tear. $2.00
Entered at the poatoftlce at Port Gib«on,Miss.
as second-class mall matter.
The white public school at Brook
haven last year ran nino months and
The large firm of 0. D. Williams
" & Co., of Bolton, failed last Mouday,
with liabilities amounting to $35,000.
The new court house at Brook hav
en, which, with Iho furniture, cost
81C,000, was turned over to the board
of supervisors last Saturday.
Mr. W. A. Henry has retired from
the editorial chair of tho Yazoo Sen
tinel in order to devoto himsolf en
tirely lo tho practice of law. Ho 19
succeeded by S. P. Richardson.
The Tupelo Journal says that a
colony of Indiana farmers passed
through that town last week on their
way to Verona, where they will on
gage in raising grain and stock on a
Last Tuesday tho South Carolina
legislature elected B. II. Tillman to
the United Stales senate by an over
whelming majority. Tillman calls
him sel f a Democrat, but he is really
a rabid Populist.
Lady Henry Somerset, famous for
her prohibition work, owns extensive
hop fields in England. The brewers
are going to retaliate on her by ad
vertising their beer as made "from
tho genuine Somerset hops.
Congrcs8man-elect J. G. Speucer
struck tho nail on the head when he
said that nil tho Populites would ac
complish by contesting his sent in
congress would to spend the peo
ple's money. This is the whole truth
vnd nothing but the truth.—Jackson
Efforts to establish a distinctively
southern magazine have been made
again and again, only to ond in fail
ure. The latest venture iu this field,
the Southern Magazine published at
Louisville, has just made an assign
ment, after a brave struggle against
The Louisiana senators are discour
aged about the prospect of getting a
bounty on this year's sugar crop. Even
without a bounty the sugar planters
are infinitely better off than tho farm
ers who make 4^-cent cotton. If the
latter man go to live without govern
ment aid the sugar planters ought to
be able to do so.
Geo. McMurohie recently went in
sane at Dallas, Texas, from studying
Henry George's single-tax theory,
but medical treatment at an asylum
restored him and he was dismissed
apparently sound in mind. Last
week, however, when he tackled sec
retary Carlisle's financial plan, his
reason again fled and the unfortunate
man is now a violent maniac.
If it were possible for the Popu
lists to succeed in overthrowing tho
franchise section of the slate consti
tution, tho effect would be to bring
the negroes back into politics, and
plungo tho state again in the disor
der from which she suffered when
these incompetent citizens enjoyed
the suffrage without restriction. Yet
the Populists are willing to bring
about this state of things for the sake
of getting into office.
An oil well which was bored last
month near Toledo, Ohio, discharges
the va3t quantity of 20,000 barrels a
day, eclipsing every well on record.
When the vein was roachcd, says tho
dispatch, the oil poured forth in a
solid volume far above the derrick,
and it is estimated by experts that n
bout 700 barrels wasted before the
monster could be curbed. The whole
county was flooded, and in the strong
gale the spray was blowu a half inilr.
Commenting on tho scheme of
Newman and other Populist candi
dates to contest the seats of certain
Democratic, congressmen from Mis
sissippi by attacking the franchise sec
tion of the state constitution, the
Brookhaven Leader, which sympa
thises with the Populist, says :
"If these gentlemco had studied for
n whole year for some plan to gi vo their
party in Mississippi a back-set, th«7
could not have been more successful.
They are making a monumental
The cotton planters should not al
low themselves to be deluded by the
newspaper talk of a vast combination
for the purpose of reducing produc
tion. A scheme that requires the
concerted action of hundreds of thou
aands of men scattered over ten or
twelve states is hopelessly visionary,
und will begin and end in talk. But
let the individual farmer, each for
himself, work out his salvation by
planting less cotton and raising plen
ty to eat, and prosperity will return
to the south.
Already some of the 74 who voted
the Pnpulite Licket in this county at
the recent congressional election,
hAve announced their intention to
return to their first love, the Dem
ocratic party. Return, deluded
wnndorcri return I The whole 74
will be welcomed back to the house
of their fathers! They will be rcceiv
ed with open arms, and for the re
turn of each prodigal a fatted calf
will be killed -Starkville Times. *
Dr. Newman's Contest.
Congrcsjman-elect Spencer has just
received a formal "notice of contest"
from Dr. Newman, the Populist can
didate in the late election. It is a
long dooumout, and makes wholesale
charges of fraud and trickery,
whorebv, as Newman humorously
claims, "I have been deprived of a
large majority of the votes actually
cast, and of a vastly greater majority,
had those who wished to cast their
votes for mo,
register and ca9t their ballots and
have the same properly counted.
Ho charges that there wore irregu
larities at certain boxes in Hinds,
Copiah, Franklin, and Jefferson ;
but his heaviest gun is the alleged
nnconstitutiouality of the franchise
regulations now in force in this state,
which are, in his opinion, in conflict
with the constitution of the United
Mr. Spencer will have no difficulty
in disproving the charges of fraud
and corruption set forth by Dr. New
man ; and as for the latter's attack
on the state constitution, there is no
doubt that congress will refuse to
consider it. The net result of this
contest will be the expenditure of a
bout $2000 of the public funds to
pay witnesses and lawyers and type
been allowed to
The Canal Scheme.
In the senate Chamber last Monday
Mr. Mq^'gan, of Alabama, delivered
a Ions speech in favor of the passage
of the Nicaragua canal bill. He ad
vanced the usual arguments, declar
ing that the enterprise is necessary to
tho world 's commerce ; that it is re
cessary to the naval and military pow
er of the United Slates ; that if our
people do not construct the canal,
foreignersiwill; and more of the same
In touching on the cost of the
work, he quoted engineer Menocal's
estimate of $65,000,000, and the Mar
ntime Canal Company's estimate of
$87,799,000, adding that in his own .
opinion $70,000,000 would be the out- f
side cost. It is hardly worth while
to spoculato about the value of Mr.
Morgan's opinion concerning the cost
of the enterprise, seeinffHhat tho'two
estimates above quoted vary more
than $22,000,000 from each other,
and these were made by experts.
Mr. Morgan said he would not at
that time discuss tho mode in which
the $70,000,000 should he raised,
whether by popular subscription
"by direct appropriation from the
treasury." It is known, however,
that he is in favor of the latter
scheme if the money can not bo got
otherwise. What does it matter that
the public debt and the public ex
penditures are increasing ; that the
government is even now spending
yearly many millions more than its
income ; that the
though Mr. Morgan assures us that
the canal can be constructed for $70,
000,000, it will probably bo found,
after the government gets entangled
ill the scheme, that the cost will be
nearer $150.000,000 than $70,000,000.
r ple are already
taxes ? And
The Pension List Doubled in Six Years.
The annual report of the commis
sioner on pensions shows that the
number of pensioners on the roll on
June 30lh last was 969,544, and that
the total amount ol pensions paid
during the fiscal year then ending
It is gratifying to find that the
pension list has not yet reached a
million. The net increase during
the last fiscal year was only 3.532.
Compared with the increase of the
three or four years preceeding, this
is almost a startling change iu the
. 3,532 1892.
. 89,949 1891.
The exact official figures of tli«
pension roll during the past six
years is exhibited in the subjoined
Peisioncrs. Year. Pensioners.
. . 969,544 1890
That is to say, during the period
of six years between June 30th,1888,
and June 30th, 1894, a period begin
ning twenty-three years after the
close of the civil war and ending
twenty-nine years thereafter, the
Quin her of pensioners more than dou -
During the same period the
annual expenditure nearly doubled,
rising from $79,646,146 in 1888 to
$139,804,461 in 1894.
Twenty-two yenis ago, when the
number of pensioners wa3 only 232,
220 and the annual expenditure on
Iv $30,000,000, Gen. James A. Gar
field announced in congress that the
high-watermark had probably been
reached. "VVe may reasonably ex
pect," he said, "that the expendi
tures for pensions will hereafter
steadily decrease, unless our legis
lation should be unwarrantably ex
"Unwarrantably extravagant" is
the brand which tins patriotic Union
soldier and distinguished Republi
can statesman affixed in advance
upon the policy of his own party
with regard to pensions. Is the
high-water mark reached now, ns
the Hon. Hoke Smith hopefully
serts? Will the new Republican
congress, After the experience ol the
past, make another move toward
national bankruptcy?— N. Y. Sun.
The board met in regular session,
Mondny, Dec. 3rd, 1894. Present
Mayor Mounger, aldermen Kelley,
Levy, Colson, Schillig. Absent—
Aldermen Gordon and Richardson.
The commissioners of election for
one mayor and six aldermen, re
ported the following result of the
vote cast this day :
•iW Mayor— H. M. Colson..
Tor Aldermen—S. Schillig.#
H. Marx ...
C. A. French
The following bills were allowed
and warrants ordered for same :
J B Cronin, work....
H C Monnger, fees...
E Kieler, stove pipe.
Levy, Kelley, Sims, Smith,
T Dorsey, warrant, work.... 1 00
The clerk was instructed to pur
chase one certificate book for use of
county superintendent of education.
Recess to Dec. Gth.
• • • •
.$ 5 85
. 15 00
.. 2 00
.. 6 -5 00
F. II. Foote, Clerk.
Board met Dec. 6th, pursuant to
recess. Presenl—Mayor Mounger ;
aldermen Colson, Kelley, Schillig
nn.l Levy. Absent—Aldermen Gor
don and Richardson.
The following bills were allowed :
Wright Bros, 1 keg nails and
S Bernheiiner & Sons, nails..
Win Cahu <fc Co, coal scuttle,
etc, lor school.
A & A Tilçhe, stove and pipe
R Walt,service av extra police 1 30
The bill of N. S. Walter was re
ferred to H. C. Mounger, mayor, for
settlement, and upon approval war
rant to issue for amount as so set
On motion of H. M. Co'son, sec
onded by S. Schillig, the report
of assistant marshal Board, on street
lamps, etc., was continued until the
next regular meeting, and the as
sistant marshal instructed to con
tinue his examination of the said
lamps, and the clerk was instructed
to order such lamps, burners, wicks,
etc , ns may be necessaiy.
Section 86 of ordinances was n
. 4 50
. . ,
f d0 P ,ed nt> addenda to the charter:
sec. 86—addenda to charter.
Appeal in Criminal Cases :—Any
one convicted ol a criminal ofience
against the Iaw of the state by the
judgment of the mayor for the vio
lation of an ordinance thereof, may
appeal lo the circuit court of the
county upon his entering into bond
or recognizance in a sum, to be pre
scribed by the justice, mayor,
police justice, of* not less than'
hundred dollars nor more than five
hundred dollars, with sufficient sur
ety, conditioned for the payment of
the fine and cost, and for the ap
pearance of the defend ini at the
next torm of the circuit court ; nml
on his appearance in said court the
case ahull he tried anew, and dis
posed ol as other cases pending in
said court ; and on default of such
defendant a forfeiture shall he
terod against him and his sureties ;
and on conviction of such defend
ant in the circuit court, judgment
shall be rendered on such bond for
all costs in both courts,
trial in the circuit court of any case
on such appeal, the affidavit charg
ing the offense, and
ing-:, may ho amended at any time
before verdict, Wo
tho merits of the case fairly to
trial on the charge intended to lie
embraced in the affidavit.
from Sec. 82 to 88 inclusive be
addeuda to charier and ordered as
incorporated as such, as per code of
The following amendments to the
charter were adopted and ordered
published as the law directs.
Amendments to Charter of the Town
of Port Gibson, Miss. :
Amend Sec. 3 to read :— Election
for municipal officers to be under
control of 3 commissioners, all of
them to be aldermen, provided that
none of the 3 aldermen appointed
to hold said election are candidates
for office at tho election. Further»
mme provided, if the hoard of may
or and aldermen cinnot select Iroîn
tlndr number 3 aldermen who
not candidates, then the board shall
appoint and designate parlies, qual
ified electors and voters, who shall
he sworn belore holding the elec
fcion by some one competent to do
so, and it is further ordered, that
all aldermen and commissioners
shall take the oath as provided for
iu statutes before holding any elec
Amend Article 2, Sec. to read
ns to bring
Amend Article 2, Sec. 4, to read
on 3rd line which rends,
ahnt shall be assessor and tax col
lector," may be assessor and lax col
lector it the board of mayor and ald
ermen shall so elect—furthermore,if
another person than the marshal be
elected assessor and tax collector,
the same bond shall be given by the
party so chosen in the sum of $2000.
Further, the salary of the assessor
and tax collector to be paid by the
board of mayor and aldermen, and
further, the assessor nn«l tax collect
or may be clerk of the board of may
.or and aldermen.
The following amendments to the
ordinances of the town were adopt
Amend Ordinance 41, Page 31. to
read :-—The salary of the assistant
marshal be fixed by the board from 1
time to time.
I Arnen«! Ordinance 42, Page 31, lo
r,i«l The ral.rjr of tl.e m.r.hnl
be fixed by the hoard from time to
On motion, applications for the
offices of marshal, assistant marshal,
treasurer, c«>tlon weigher and lamp
linlif <>» • olorl, fill r a
lighter , Clerk on hie.
On motion, mayor Mounger was
instructed t> confer with Capt.
Walker «nd try an.l make «,me
arrangement in regard lo prieoner.
for the present.
On motion, the turn of five dot. |
lars was allowed Mike Levett rebate
on privilege license gtanted him 00
Ilia ..irrender of the licen.e to the
On motion, the board took a re- *
to Tuesday. Dec. llth, at 6
Thos. M. Rea,
Clerk pro tein.
»• » ' '■
Dr. Price's Cresm Bakln* Powder
A Pur« Grap« Ctmmb vâ Tarta r Powder.
*Tt is a pleasure to sell Chamber
laiu'a Cough Remedysays Hticktiey
& Dentier, druggists, Republic,Ohio,
'•Because a customer after one using
it, is almost certain to call for *1 when
again in need of such a medicine. VVe
sell more of it than of any other cough
medicine we handle,and it always gives
satisfaction.'' For coughs, cold» and
croup, it is without an equal. For sale
by Dr. \V. D. Reclus.
The greatest walker in England i9
said to he the vicar of a parish near
Stocton-on-Tees. Hia ordinary daily
exercise is a twenty-four mile walk be
fore lunch, with a stroll of eight or ten
miles afterward. His daily average ia
thirty miles, which he takes in peram
bulating about his large parish, where
he is very popular. He is 67 years of
age, in most vigorous health, and ha9
not a gray hair on his head. He at
tributes his good health to his walking
Free Chair Car to St. Louis.
On Sunday, Dec. 2nd, the Yazoo k
Mississippi Valley Railroad will begin
a through train service between Vicks
burg and St. Louis. Tins train will
carry a free reclining chair «r "th all
the modem conveniences, enabling pas
sengers to leave Vicksburg 7 a. m.Jtnd j
arrive at St. Louis next morning 7:30
mrhout change of cars.
The tram will pick un a Buffet pal
ace sleeping car at Memphis and run j
through solid to St. Louis. This will
be the most complete train and the be?fc
service ever had between Vicksburg and
St. Louis. This tram will leave Mem
phis 7:25 p. m. over the Chesapeake,
Ohio k Southwestern R. R., thence via
the 111. Central, connecting at DuQuoin
with train to Chicago, arriving at Chi
cago 7 p. in. dec7-4t
For repairing the Willi* Creek bridge, accord
ing to plana and »peciticatiun* on tile in my of
ft f, will be rooeivi-d hy the Board of Supervw
01 * it their Janua-v term. 189.».
A. K. JONES, Clerk.
Oak Lawn, Hermitage,
Ashland Plantations Post
From Port Gibson or vicinity,Nov.
22nd, a small TEXAS MARE,bright '
bay, about 7 or 8 years old. No
white marks except blaze in face.
Texas brand on left hip. Mane
roachcd over fore part of skull. $5
reward for return of animal to
Near Alcorn Colle««*.
To Rent or Lease,
For One or Term of Ye ars,
"Rose Hill" Plantation, half mile
fro n Port Gibson ; nice residence,
barn and out-houses,and well wat
ered ; suitable for cotton, stock
truck farm ; fine land and in ex
cellent condition, and all under
good fence. Within five nvnutes'
walk to male and female colleges
and public school. Add'ess
L. P WILLIAMS,
Lock Box 38, Port Gibson.
W. H. SMITH,
Vicksburg, - Miss.
Advances on Shipments.
c. A. GORDON & CO.,
f|RE I NSURANCE IGENTS,
-nr PUK8EXTIN0 —
Norwich Union of England.
Delaware of Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania of Philadelphia.
German-American of New York.
Solicit a »hare of the patron*^# of tboM in necil
of 1 mu ran ce.
N «A. 80N, Manager oAgf. ncj.
Ä RETIRED BUSINESS WOMAN.
a D* m •? - _ -
Th ^ cr History,
1 nuXun^ rt Tbe?<X wfn« T* no
wlt ® hea T3 <n*eM. a
't'-o year* I was treated by one con?
, f ,#n 3*if h ^ IcouJd not lire.
M tiepN.wHetrt 0«*. nSf
woman - Ipurcha»«*!
a bottle of the Heart Cure, and In 1 m.
an hour after taking the first dose I could
could move mv ankles, something IhadFnot
fcÄÄhäS ? SiSSlWSSSS
and I was ao much better that I dfd my own
w Jfi a, T 1 2P n othejso, m. ******
reclptof price, B per bottle, six bottios fol
&"ni5SCTani n *****
Port Gibson Oil Works,
PORT OIBSON) MISS.
HICHEST price fo Cotton Seed
hand for sate y al lowest cash pric
We have on
es in any quantity, Cotton Seed Meal and Cotton
Heed Mulls for feeding or fertilizing purposes.
Secretary and Manager.
Wounds, Bruises, Sprains, Burns, Scalds, Colic, Cramps,
AND FOR COLIC, FISTULA AND FOOT-EVIL.
Is aneqoaltd by any remedy on the market, end we anbe.lt.tirgly cballenge refuUtlon. We
refer to the following pan le», and, indeed, lo any who have given It » fair trial,
refer to (Be roiiowmg p* , §H EBRO USE MED. CO., L't*l,
Manufacturers and Proprietors, New Orleaa», La.
•peaki Jondly in IU behalf. Without any ad
vertiling whatever iu mIm with na equii the
beat advertised remedy of the day.
r n . Ur im .3
wjth K * reat anccMM a „d here more faith
j u j t than any other media ue , |i*»'aFaciured.
Witor Moa . U0 Ji t ftcES, Mi-.
une. M.r.t i»b. ISM.
J hnve fonnd XicheDor .; A ,.ti- P tw exoei
j ent t |,j nK for healing wonnd*. It prevent« and
allay. inflammation and heal. ™P'^ DUX
F. A. DICKH.
Utiea, Mue., July 19, 1894
Every family in (lie Und should keep a bot
tle of Ticbenor's Antiseptic to u— in cane of ae
cident. I have tried one of the imitations of
It, but it failed to give satisfaction.
J. Ii WILLIAMS.
Edwarde, Mi—., July II, I Sill.
Tlcbenor'a Anti— ptic is the best"all around
medicine I evrr owd. 1 ri»d one of the imita
tiooa of it, but waa not plea—d with it.
K M WICKERS.
Natches, Mias.. April 26, 1886.
We cheerfully add our teetimonUl in regard
to the aale of Dr. Ticbenor's Anti—ptic Refrig
erant. Aa to ita merits, the amonut of iu —lea <
r,iicts. a bottle by your droggiet Beware of imiuUona ; '-wood* are full
FOR THE HOLIDAY TRADE.
-A FULL LINE OF
Christmas Goods and Novelties
Of E3very Description
Just received, including a choice assortment of fire works,
made low, in keeping with 4£-cent cotton. AUo a complete stock of
My prices are
DRY GOODS, HITS, BOUTS. SHOES. IHO GROCERIES,
Which I am offering at less than "Racket" prices. Give me s rail. You
w.ll be treated right, and will find my prices suited to the hard times.
J. L. CRIFFING. Martin.
PORT GIBSON MILL.
Will Pay Highest Price for Cotton Seed.
Cotton seed meal and hulls alwrys on hand, convenient for wagons.
I*. P. WILLIAMS, Jp
Mew Store! New Stor
Having purchased the entire stock of I. B. Katzenstei".*
offer to the public BARCAINS UNHEARD OF OR UNR
CEOENTED IN THE HISTORY OF PORT CIBSOS
avoid the rush and scramble, which I expect, come early.
t -n V ^ !ek 1 ° ffer a line of soods at the following low P' iceS '
will offer greater bargains later
__^1*® Mttt and Don't Fail to Take Advantage of llieiii 1
4-4 Bleached domestic, at.5c
Rescue plaids, sold for 7#, at..5c
Ginghams, stylish pattern, at 7# c
Worsted plaids zephyrs, at
Satines, form rly 25, at...
Flannelettes, formerly 15, at
Canton flannels, at.
White flannels, at.
Red flannels, at.
Gray flannels, at.
White blankets,formerly $
Ladies fast-black hose, at •.. 12 U
Misses' and children's fast-black
ribbed hose, extra heavy, at 10c
Men s seamless half hose
OlotW* 1 #
Men'* suits,formerly 6-<»^ 3 ' .
D. breasted ^ ,
* M " I* 00,
M clay worsted 3® c " r * bJ J
.. 5 C
• • •
DEPART MEN T I
•• 8 c
ly sold at 4-5®
calf shoes,former!)'7 _
overcoats from 3*
....25 e #p
In charge of Mrs. E. M.
Taliaferro, who will sell
her immense stock of
goods at prices lower
than ever. She will be
prepared to see her
• • • • • •
Boys' knee suits, at-• **
Youths' suits, nobby 5t > '
1 -25. 75C
Knee pants, at ^
Ladies' dongola bu
Mr. Turk carries a line of Groceries so®;
in all Departments.
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Abr>aM f „ n m ,j .
•trek «„rU, »ijfjjj
!*L R Efc dolu^
PWtiMkr, Iw4y ^
Not. .lOih. M*
F0 " '*u
Ï 2 tons of
Also 25 tons of
free from all
ah G rai *anii«J l
All neatly baled,
Call, or address
£?*■» •« m
pr *iM the7^ n *k
Our best advert!*. ^
■** our Stove*«* dU
_FORT GIBSON, . . ,
An Endowed linrilicj
Next Session Bagiai&p*.
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teachers live in the Auden
home infiucnces and co^n
sight. Superior tança
bearding and tuition for ui
ONLY $155. For (M
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