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* ♦ NEW SERIES.— VOL. XXI. NO. 41. MISS., THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1897. PORT GIBSON,.CLAIBORNE CO RE ESTABLISHED FEB. 12, 1876. ESTABLISHED 1850. IN CONTINUED 1801. •1 by OVER OUR COMMONWEALTH. the Week's Hows in S'iort Paragraphs (or Our Refers. MISSISSIPPI IS WEIL TO THE FRONT. A $50,000 Kire at GuuoImou -Merld tnn Municipal Government—Value of i an of I'enltentUry rmperty—Tragedy ut funk«. Suit for Damages Again*! the I. C. Mr-*. Gertrude Thompson til-d a suit at .lavkscn Thur» lav for f»'tO,'H»it*gwtnat the Illinois C**ntr»l Bailrow i If. 'lie death of he, husband, Jtol* it'lb'.iup •oa, on JnN 23,1806. Hhc claims same ■was caused by negligeuco. *' J. a Nafr Oracke«l T* , .-4 jfhu Necurcit. .-~.e of J. M. Boswell at Louisville, Mi*»., whs cracked Thurs day night and $1200 was taken there from. No clew to the robbers. Blood hounds were sent for aud au effort will lie made to catch them. Penitentiary OtBclat* .Sworn In. The new peuiteutiary officials were •worn in Friday and their bonds ap proved. They are: Walter McLanrin, warden; J. J. Kvaus. Jr., clerk; J. J. Parcbman, dispatch sergeant. Com plimentary resolution* w.-re adopted to the retiring officials. New Public Well at Hardis. The new publie well which has been iu the course of construction for the past week at Hardi«, in the public square noar the Illinois Central depot, was finished Thursday. An abnudaut •apply of wu!or was struck at 127 feet, and the uew windmill pump will fur nish an ample supply of water to meet the demands of the citizens. Capt. John B. Adaun?, an old reai - * ' I Mmu Twm ir i,l iWt T IB«tl$Hlî» from an overdose of Morphine taken Weduesday, with suiei\d intent. He bad been unwell for aevetal »lays and his mind ha l become unbalanced. Capt. Adams was a brave Confederate Eoldicr, aud was noted for his honora ide dealing* with his fellow-men. lie leaves a wife and several children. Mlntialppl Welt to tbe Front. The Kailroad Age publishes the number of mileage «)f railroads built in tho Southern Hute* during 1396, in which it will be seen that Mississippi j„ well to the front: Maryland 17, West Virginia 19, North Carolina 27, South Carolina 9, Georgia 67J, Flori- ' da 80, Alabama 20, Mississippi 06J, Louisiana 87j, Texas 77j, Arkansas 91J, and Kentucky 17. A Prominent Citizen Commits Suicide. Truftcdv ut funic». A shooting affair occurred in the suburbs of Tunica Thursday at 11 o'clock which resulted in the death of 8. D. King and woundiug of D. B. Allen, both promineut. citizens and planters. They mot iu Use road, whou King drew hi* pist d nud »hot Allen iu the cheek. Alloa then fired, striking King iu the fuc » aud killing him in stantly. Allen immediately g ive him self up to Sheriff Hope. Value of Penltcnrlaiy Properly. Messrs. Hording aud Bankston, ap poiuied to praise the State's penitentiary and farming property, bavo reported the total value n* certified, $327,206. 28. The chief items «re an follows; Prison walls, including resl estate, •181,068.22; Oakley plantation, $11, 251.75; ltunkin plantation, $27,288.88; Belmont plantation, $14,617.74. The balunce is for improvements owned by the Stnto on the several places. It is «roppring or renting aud for corn, wotton reed, fodder aud tho like. 1800 Was n Prosperous Y. ar. Tho year whiefo closed Thursday night has been one of marked prosper ity for Vicksburg, the snpamer, tumn and winter having alike be -u distinguished by an excellent trade All commercial organization* report satitifHctory results and a bright out look. The city has leecivcd to date 68,723 bales of cotton, against 54,854 up to fame date last y tar, and all indi cations point to a record breaking year ia receipts, probably not less than 80, 000 bale-. This appears to bo dne to _ ext. nsion of trade to uew territory. Not a failure of importance has oc curred duiiug the year. Meridian'» Haute p it Government. The officers elected' at the recen city electiou were sworn in at Merid ian Friday. Mayor Dial wa* first ■worn in by Chancery Clerk B. V. White, and he then administered the oath of offi -e to W. It. Nelson, mar shal; Capt. J. A. Mooser, city clerk; Henry B:ooke, treasurer, and the «1 dermen, A. U. George, ward one; E H. Hart, ward two; Henry G. Meyer, •ward three; W. G. Btuvenson, ward four, and I. O. Harmon, ward five. Mr. E. Hart, aldem«n from ward two, was tho only new d»u to go in. an Colored Teachers' Lyceum. Pursuant to a regular call by the president, Rev. J. M. Williamson, the Colored Teacher' Lyceum of Bolivar county convenod at Mocnd D»T<*b Wednesday, in the African Methodist Episcopal church. The interesting *nd instructive exercises were watched with marked attention by a large and appreciative audience. The regular officers being absent, Prof. B. » Brown of tha Bosedale school wa* called to th » chair, and Mrs. H. C Oarrett of the Duncan school was chosen to act as secretary. Ih® °P«"* iag exercise* coasiate 1 of singing, l«d \ by Prof. A. L. Branford, aud the in vocation by llov. A. M. Green. The address of welcome was tuado by Prof. A. L. Branford of tho Mound liuvou school, re->ponso by Mrs. H. C. Garrett. A $50,000 Fire at riunuriou. Gunnison was visited by a big ftra Thursday night. It raged for three hour«, burning more than two block*». The lire originated in the up-stairs portion of James Burt's store aud spread over the entire front of North The supposed cause was 8. M. Heaton'* i Main street. an exploding lamp, gin was burned with about fifty bales of cotton. Loss is estimated as fol lows : James Burt, general merchan dise, 80,000; Dan Lee, grocery, $2, 000; J. T. Tatum, barber shop, 8200; C. Ferine, groe«?ry and fruit, 81,500; C. B. Mockstrelh, 8500; Peu Goldman, 8500; C. But lean, $1,060; Dos Culos, butcher shop, $200; Jake Jacobs, 8500, Wong Toy, $2,000; Max Gibber, $500; Tatum, restaurant, $500; J. A. Burt, four houses and various other small losses. The largest loser was J. C. lladgesky, owning nearly an en tire block, all of which was consumed. Too loss is thought to ho from $10,000 to 850,000, with a very small insnr a nor. Sew York'* Governor Inaugurated. Frank S. Black, of Beuiselacr coun ty, was inaugurated as governor of the State of New Y'ork, in Albany, Friday. The ceremony took place in the assembly chamber of the capitol, and was witnessed by a largo as em binge. An invocation by Bishop W. C. Doone, of the Epircopal diocese, of Albauy, opened the ceremonies. Gov. Levi P. Morton delivered an address of considerable length, In the course of which ho review®.! his administra tion, the first under the uew constitu tion, amt the legislation during the same period, la conclusion, address ing his successor, Gov. Morton said: I may be permitted to congratulate yon upon your «'. cession to the office of governor, heartily, by reasou of the fact that the financial aud administra tive affairs of the State arc in a pros perous aud easy condition; that you will havu the support of the legislature, both houses of which will accord with the will of the people; that ther# are in prospect no bitter contention* nor controversies; no serious difference on pnblic question«, to be fought out through your administration." Gov. Blaok reapouded briefly, speaking of feeling of Jeep icsponsibility with which ho asfmmed the dnties of tb* office to which he had u chosen, *ud idedrimr hi* !»<«! efforts, to execute — -— C.ov. Ple*ree !uau*urat.<L rrerP j cut and form were tf.rowu t o the winds Friday at Lanaiug, Mich , jn the inauguration of Gov. Hazeti H. pj n g rPC Hn< l the other State officers. a comfortable crowd of curiou* peo pi« had gathered in the executive of flee and parfois at tho capitol, when Mr. Pingreo arrived, accompanieJ by Mrs. Pingree and n coterie of personal friends. Shortly uft?r ho entered tho executive parlors, aceompanh-d by re tiling Governor Bieh and Commis M. nir French of the State land office, ulnreu* noon Chi. f Justice Long, of lli. supreme court, administered the oath if office. An introduction fol lowed by the chief justice, and ull prcM'ut shook hands with and ^con gratulated ihe Dew governor, dims began the gubernatorial career of a man who i* considered one of the mort unique personalities iu the United States nud who holds at the bajne time the office of mayor of Detroit and gov ernor. Gov. Pin .rce is the avowed champion of various State reforms, chief of which is the retiring of a uni form 2-cent fare from the ra lroads, 1 the railroad department is being organised to that end. * - ' nm Two Suicides lu Austin. FriJay morn ; ng at 8 o'clock, on openiug the tailoring establishment of i Gi orge Durt, a well-known mi lent of Austin, Tex., hi* dead body was found dangling from » clothed rack. Tae rack huug so low that he has been compelled to draw his feet up in order to swing clear of the floor. He died from strangulation. No cause was known for tho suicide, a? no not j was Ho fcal plenty, of money in lauk and uu h ; s person. Friday atternoon aaodier B nsation . deveioped in tho finding ot the body of | Howard M. Bell, a prominent drugg>t of Austin, Tex., lying on top of t'ie grand staud *t the old drill grouuds of tho State troops, where it had evidently lain for several day*. By his tide waa u bottle of morphine, about three-fourths empty, showiug that he had destroyed himoelf. fotlnd. Teachers in a Wreck. A passenger train on the Ke"knk & Wes'ern, southbound, 'was wrecked Friday morning two miles south of Norwalk, Iowa It was a heavy train, loaded w ith teacher* going home fr .rn the State association. The ground under tho track wm softened by rain so the rail* spread. One coach and baggag6 car were tnrned upside down and others tipped over. Several pas brused. E-igene Chap of Dr. R. Ü. Chapman, sengers were man, a »on fS ? of Des Moines, was eenonriy out in left temple and may die. Conductor Ed Cavanaugh was also seriously bn t. A relief train was sent from Des Moines to bring the injured to Dee Moine*. » Kit o Field's Astir* M:nt Home. Gen. Charles H. l ay <»r, of Boston, arrived iu Chicago, hri tay, from ba:i F.iincisco, in charge of tha »ah: a of the late Kate Field. He delivered them t » Mias Lilliau Wlntuey, u friend of Mm* Field, who will couvey them to Boston. to to a NEWS BY WIRE AND CABLE. / IcterestiB^iteiBi ot Happenings Thraaghoot The Entire Country. VICE-PRESIDENT OF A BANK SUICIDES. ColTee War Begun-Moonshlner* Cap tured —She Died Drunk — Onu.lt i Havings II. Iuk C.osed — A Request to Mankind. A .Spaniard a Suicide. Capt. Morlies, a member of the war rouucil, and president of the court be fore which the Barcelona anarchists were tried, committed tnicido at Mad rid, last Saturday. The cause for his self-defitruolion is not known. Rank ('ashler Sulold**. » Ileury HuateJ, cashier of the Union County National Bank, Liberty, Ind., committed suicide Saturday by bang ing. Mr. IIlisted »vas 07 year* of age. His financial affairs are in good condition, aud os his health was good no motive can be assigned for tho act. The Treaty Is all Right. Tin officials of tho foreign office de nied Saturday that the Morqni* of Salisbury disapproved of auy features of the proposed general arbitration treaty between tire United States and Great Britain, us reported from New York. ( Coffee Mar iieguu. Tin coffee war is on iu earnest at Toledo, O. Friday the Arbueklea met the oue-ccut reduction in package cof- g fee iu»de by the Woolaon Company, and Friday morning the latter cut a balf-cent lower. They declare they will keep prices under those of tb« Arbueklea at any cost. -— Louisville llrldge to l>e Hold. Deputy Clerk Henry Cassia, of the United State* district court, was ap pointed by Judge Barr .Saturday mor uing a* special commissioner at Louisville, Kv., to sell the Ken tacky and Indiana bridge property within three month*. The upset price is $1,700 006. ' _ is Omaha Having* Rank Closed. The Omaka Savings bank failed to open its doors Saturday morning, and 1 and 4' in the hands of tho BtstoÜABfcv- Win"«»" , ,, ,T rt *. , the clear,ng hou-e was met unu.tul proceedings on a UoU day. and it fa presumed that they took " actum whma eaused tho saving* bank ß to close —— — Robbed In.Karncst. A special froin Lexmgtou, Ky., j the Louisviîh» Time* says: Walter Green, manager of "Th'J Burglar Company, which played here J-ruloy night, was sandbagged and robbed on Walter strict at 12 30 o'clock a m. of $200, the night's receipts. plays the burglar in the piece and tho member* thought the robbery V.is a xw*e, hut it proved genuine, Attempt to Kill Crclt Rhode*. A plot to wreck Cedi Rhodes' train ^f im its way from the north wns dis covered at Cape Town Saturday, and tlio extraordinary precaution* taken c in consequence thwarted the plotters. Seven detective*, who were put on the cas«', have been shadowing three Oer from the Transvaal. Bnrnor < îreen mans conuo^ts tho same men with the burn ing of Rhode*' country-house a week or so ago. Steamers Collide. Tbo Wilson lino steamer Hiudoo, wbi'h left her dock at Brooklyn Sat onlay afternoon for Hull, was in eol ia i t> u will the Cromwell liner Creole, al^o bunnd outward, at the entrance of the main »hip cliunuel. The Hindoo's B t ern »track the Creolo almost »mid ßhip» on tho port side, and the Hindoo's anchor caught in th rails and davit- of «be Creole, carrying them awuy. The Hindoo is b aking, but only m tho fore peak. The Creole went to anchor in the lower bay after the collision, tud the Hindoo r?»nm«d to quarantine. . ~ " | Sh« »'«« l The death of a moonshine* s d*-gh ter is reported from Tiekanethy, Ga., under shocking circumstances. Mar it tbe Newberry, aged 11 years, aud her l>rot ber went out to get a bucket of wafeti They f »and the ma*h n*or by #nd drank of the liquor nutil they could not move. The boy recovered, but the girl died in horrible agonjû No physician was wiibin reach. A few days before • littli boy natn«*d Garrett died from the same cause. Tbe little giil was a mealier of a school, which & of nt-ijihboring Snn 'ey t imed ont to attend her fuaeraL Vlcc-I'resldent of a Hunk Suicide«. William A. Hammond, l»te vice president of the National Bank of Illi nois, Chicago, committed auieide at an early honr Saturday morning by throwing himself into Lake Michigan. He lelt his home on Greenwood boule vard, Ev.tmton, shortly after 2 o clin k, having previously kissed his two year old boy good-bye, and be was not aceu again alive. His bo.lv was discovered in tbe lake at the foot of Church street, Evanston. Sitnrday afternoon, by two boys who were playing on the beach. in t. of to A Deque t to Mankind. The condition* of the will of M. Al fred Nob. 1, of Stockholm, who reoent i »timutod at It bequeathed a fox.nnc, $10,000,000, to tbe Stockholm Umver ■ity, have beim wade publie. It in an nonueed that the inters** ou $2,003, 000 will l»e divided into five annual prizes. be awarded to the person« making the most important discoveries in physics, chemistry, physiology or modiciac. Prix© four will bo given to the perscu making the Iwst literary contribution upon the subject of physiology or Prize five will be awarded to any person who ha* achieved the moat or done tbo best things looking to the promotion of the cause of peace throughout the world. All these prizes will be open to auy person, any wbero in tho worML_ Moonshiner* Captured. Revenue officers Saturday male a raid into the mountain 1 of Marion county, Tenn., and captured the two noted moonshiners of tbAt county, J. R. Forbes and W.L. Devi*, who have been operating an illicit > distillery for a number of year#, au l who have hitherto eluded the offi-ors. Tho sixty-gallon »till was destroyed and four hundred gallons of malt poured on tho ground. The distillery was located in a remote part of the moun tainous district of the county, in the ticinity of Tracy City and twelve mrlcs from Sequatchie City, whieky from this still has caused much trouble at the new city aud Inman miiic«._ Prizes one, two and three wdt medicine. • of in in , no Hi Finances for the New Year. ( The New York Financier of Satur day says: The fir-t bank statement of the new Year is of a »try favorable character, a though it Covers but five business days and the increase proba bly represents arrangements to meet the large dividend disbursements which will be made this week and which aggregate in New York inclusive of government payments nearly $100, ooo,000 for the month. The actual g a j n reported by tho banks for the week was only $214,000, which is very ] e8S than for any week since election. reflect» in part the movement from the interior which is sitting in toward this center again, despite the bank failure* in the West; hut the increase is also connected with dividend disbursement«. The absorption of this money is pla niy shown iu the loan expautiou, the total loan items «tending at $491,375,900, which reported one year ago this week. The deposit expansion in tbo same time has been 839,171,000, and the oish reserve is also 813,500,000 h gh* r, so that the banks began the new yea* in much better-shape than they did hUN. 1 he plethora of money has bad. Eli on cart money compare with a 4®5 per rent rate during Jaauarv. 189«. Coru quotations have droppod " JtfuU ww rant., as compared with ß au , 8 pi7 cen t. for Jannary, 189«. But the money market one year ago WM j n f RB different shape than at pres ent, a* trade balance») siuee that time have resulted in piliug up a large credit j„ onr favor,whichkaa relieved market from an absolute coilajwc. The increase in. deposits is 825,795,000 higher than a bu A Cruiser Soul to .lup in, Tho cor respond eut of the Now York Herald in Rio Janeiro, Brazil, tcle grnpbed k Saturday, that "the govern ment has »"Id the cruiser Ahuirautc Barreto to Jaj an. ernmeut lias accepted proposals from aa Americuu firm for a supply of coal ^f or the nuvy. A serious election cn conuter occurred iu the Campos dis tr j et> State of Rio ilo Janeiro, c u nfiict was between the locil police aJ)( j fo-<leml troop* dispatched to tho district to sec that fair elections were The fight lasted some time, and many were kiRad and wounded. Act ing P.*csi.iet,t Piriera will issue, In the official journal, Monday, a declaration that be ha* the ri^ht, under the cou ftitntion. to act iu hi* executive capac itv without consulting hi* minister«. It is possible that the cabinet will re it is semi-officially stated that iu the preseut crisis President Moraei may resume office. "_ 11 Tue Brazilian gov The of A a si n. FlUbuvtrr* Starved on an Islet. Tbe filibusters who left Fernamlioa, Fla., on the steamer Three Friend», about three weeks ago.bound for Cuba, aud who after the failure of tho expe dition, were landed on No Name Key, have been in distree*, and at least two of them have died, beciust. o* the pri vation* that they bava b- en compelled to ca lore No Name Key i* situated about sixty mile« noth.-ast of Key West Tho steamer Dauntless, which left the port of Jacksonville, FIA, Tuesday afternoon, reached the key, where the men and cargo were left, and succeeded in taking them aboard and they are snppo*ed to be now on the way to Cuba again. UtMgtajr to *>« 8< «te* tary of Treasury. Nelson Diugloy, Jr., will be the next It h-ui beeu secretary <» the treasury, offered him au l'ho lnui accepted it. Thia big ly import «at iaforaiatioa oouk-s from a genlleman who i* emi nently in a position to know whereof be «peaks aud it cm b-J trusted in tie i a member of the pros plicitly.' out and the next hou -e of reprea -uU lives and is authority for tho atatetm-nt tliat Mr. D.ngley will not be tha ohrir of tho wav» a:id mein* oomtnrite-j tho next hooao--a position which Inis bL-en eonoed-d to him from the s*art—b cause ho i-t to bo the new sec taiy of the trna**nrv an by k, the tr. iu in A Negro OowunllaSdclds. A peqpliar suicide oocurro l in Op? Hka, Ala , Suuday. Lem Jackson, ». negro drayman, blew his brains out ou account of grief over the doath of hi mother, which occurred several day* »go. All the details for self-de-droo tion w^re arrange! with care. JYbis so far aa Known, without parallel in Alabama, as negroes do not let tbeir grief take than to suoh extremes Al at DUN & GO'S. TRADE REVIEW Coafidüise in Belter Things, Despite Sporadic Failures. INCREASE OF 12 PER CENT. IN FA'IURES. (lolid.iy Duilne«* Intensified by Kall« ore«-Wheat the IllgheW Since June • — TKu-reate In Atlantic Eiporti-Xo Monetary t'iessure. R. G. Dun & Co's, weekly reuew of trade .ays: There have been more commercial failures in I860 than in any previous year, except 1893, about 14,890, against 13,197 last year; liabil ities of about $225,000.000 against $173,000,*)00 last year, an increase in number of about 12 per cent and in liabilities of 29 per cent. The holiday mskes ii impossible to give exact fig ures until next week, but the monthly report* h rotofore prepared show that the $30,000,000 of tho ex cuts over last year was in tho months of August aud September, in which manufacturing liabilitief were $15,6)0,000 larger than lost year, trading $10,100,000, and broker* jiud other commercial $10, 300,000 larger. Of the latter doss $1,041,410 out of about 88,000.000 were in those two months, of the man nfsctnring class $24,910,350 out of about 898,260,000 in the whole year were in those two months, and of the trading class 830 out of about in the whole year The ratio of de faulted liabilities to clearing house ex change* was $4.37 per $1,000, agaiust $3.25 last year ami $0.35 in 1893. The average of defaulted liabilities per firm in busiueas was $190.07 against $145.00 last year and $290.65 in 1893. The exact statement by the States and by the branches of business will be given , next week. For the first time detailed monthly statemouts aro also published for the last quarter of tbo panic year 1893, sbowiug commercial liabilities amounting to $01,000,060. The year doses with an epedemio of failure«, mainly at the Weat and in banks, loan and trust companies or concerns de pendent on them. The action of clear ing houses in various places indicate* no want of confidence aud several banks which have failed will be enabled to pay, in full, but disclosures of uusouodneM in 821,831, $108,500,000 O. a few widely known imttituUous in issue* ha* eau-ed distrnstaud suspicion whore it frequently undeserved. There bu t been no monetary pressure to cause trouble nor have important Western products declined in value. There has evidently been too liberal assistance given by eoiue judiciary concern* to speculative ojierations. No draio ou Eastern funds has resulted since the llr-t alarm at two largo failures and the then aont has all returned. money Failures often grew more frequent as annual settlements appromuhoJ. Holi day dullness has beeu intensified by the failures and the efforts of groat couihiuat'ons to make new arrauge men tM. Wheat has raised to the highest pôibt since June. 1892, because West ern receipts in fl/d weeks have been bat 13,280,001 bushel», against 22, 696,367 lust year. 11 >ur included, have,been in five week« 9,909,000 bushel» sgainst 10,613,249 hist vear. The exports from Now YorkTu Dec mber were 5 per cent, larger, and imports 12 per cent, small er, than last year. Atlantic exports, Pac flc Railway Huit Dismissed. The case of the Uaite«l States vs, the Union Facifij Railway Company, was dismissed by JaJge Hallet, iu the United State« dis riet court, at Den ver, Col , Friday. This action was brought by the government on bch alf of 2,300 people, for the purpose of clearing titlos to land purchased from the railroad, secured by the govern ment grants. Jndge Hallet also de clined to i sue an order compelling the Uuion Paffüc, Denver & Gulf, to pay taxe* ou Fullmau C'ir» used by the railway company in Colorado. A San Frarct eo Fa lure. Barrett A Sherwood, tho oldest and at one time the largest retail j -welrj firm in California, failed in Huu Fran cisco Friday. Tbe firm was started over forty years ago by Robert She * wood r.nd J. S. Barrett. Both men became millionaires Barret died thir ty years »go, and Sherwood retired te dvvote his time to other large interests. His nephew, W. J. Sherwood, succeed ed him, and haa since conducted the business. A long period of poor huai neas ia the canoe of the failure. Train \Vrecked by a Laadslldc. Misaffiri Pacific freight train No. landslide uear Now 218 ran into • , t Haven, Mo, six miles west of St. Louis, Sunday morning, killing Engi neer Homnr Evan«, Fireman Henry Hurkup au«l Head Brnkeman J. A. Mc Queen, all of St. Louis. The locomo tive and twelve cars went into the Mis souri river, along which the track ran. The landsi le was caused by the heavy rain» of Saturday. ». in E. S. & J. T. DRAKE, LAWYERS. Port Gibson, - - Miss. 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Ootton 8ecd Meal and Hulls Always on Hand, Convenient for Wagons. JNO. W. TODO, Manager. Fred P. Fox, Ass't Manager. — J. W Tassos, Cashier $. 8. Da***, Vlce-l'rea. O. W. WmuN, Très. PORT GIBSON BANK r.xnr C » Pi.xcTo**: — G . W. Wheel««, J.McC.MartlB.P.M. Hard'ag, Lee Elchai&oa, M. %■ Drake,Wm. Cabn, C. T. WoHhffigton, J. W. F«ree«, B. Thjwb'w. Cojuumpondbiits—H anover National Bank, New York^Delta Trost and Banking Company» Vickiburg; Union National Bank» New Orleans, Will do a general banking burines». Will pay interest on aaving* Will negotiate loaua on real estate for any amount. Special to collections, payment of taxes, or auy other bnsiae«« entrusted to onr ca PORT GIBSON OIL WORKS, MISS, PORT GIBSON, Pays Highest Price for Cotton. Seed. W« have on hand for *ale, at lowest ca»b price* In any qnantltT, CattemtUMf Meal and Cotton Seed Hull* for feeding or fartiliaing pnrpoa«*. alf of H. GOEPEL, Secy, and Mgr. ——— B. Is. COB BOX B. O. MOrSCEB, MOUNGER & CORBON, lawyer s, TORT GIBSON, MISS. Practica in all the courts of Claib orne, Jefferson and Franklin counties, *ud in the supreme and federal courts, at Jackson. Criminal, civil and chancery practice attended to promptly. Call and see us or writ« tu about your caso. LITE I r IRE Ï Chas. D. Bloch, General Insurance. Respectfully solicit« patronage. HOTEL - PIRZIS, wiamruToa mnr, V3CKSBURC, MISS. Centrally Located, Convenient to Railroad», And Steamboats. A NEW HOTEL. Elegantly furnished with all modarn improvements. Tabla onsnrpasaaA VINCENT PIAZZA, Proprietor. Cnamisotlatn-Huoi Academy. Port Gibson, Miss. >.u Lutkjw*d Boarding bchooi fo* Bon. Begins 8epl 19th, 189«, FACULTY» .. Principal ..Assistant* Next Bern ion W. C. Guthbib, jl L. 1. Pounnr, a. b., R. E. licKax, Rt r. H. H. Bfwwwuai • Bible History .... \t M Ka rfsanitLD ..Trep. i»'pt'ml English, Clamical and Bn»<ns«« Course«. Remarkably healthy loo«» tion in tha h»U ccamtry. ArceMi'4-e on tha Y. à M. v. 1 Nantlhl town. K. R. ßoptsrior instruction and diael pline. Board and tmtioa for li months $155. For catalogue addftai Stcrelarj C-H Kcsltnj, Port Gitxaon, Ml«». 9 . n. m tsuaaii, jo. c. a. FKKXCH. FRENCH & BRAEHCAfl, ' ATTORNEYS — AT - LAW, PORT GIBSON, MISS, j Will practice in conrta of Chubornfi and adjoining counties aid in supreme court at Jackson. Dr. L. A. SMITH, RESIDENT DENTIST - - MISS. °ORT GIBSON.