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°v d-t< ♦ hfi ♦ 4 e KRIES.—VOL. XXVII. NO. 51. PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE CO., MISS., THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 1903. ; MW« RL 12. 1ÏT6. ESTABLISH CB 1t«§. Bl 8CBMTIN WEB 18*1 rfj « 9*1 — KlstR K * j i.V-i ■ /i W * : , : ... t - m :r x ' •t - I . Ill * 5*3 , I tt'-V AfJfS . ■ I sam 5 *?■ . £ - ls*r' m' J. W. PERSON, Cashier B. 8. DRAKE, Vice- Pré« t. O. W. WHEELES8, President Pori Gibson Bank PORT CIBSON. MISS. 850,000 - 820,000 Capital Stock Surplus DIRECTORS : B. H. LEVY J. T. DRAKE Xu. CAHN W. C. GUTHRIE E. 8. DRAKE 8. THRASHER correspondents: Hibernia National Bank. N«w Orleans. Delta Truat and Banking Co., Vicksburg O. W. WHEELERS J. W. PERSON Hanover National Bank, New York Bank of Commerce. Meinpkis Will do a general banking buaineaa. Will pay interest on aaviaga deposit». Will ne gotiate leans on real estate for any amount. Special attentioii given to collectiosa, pay ment «I taxes, of any other business entrusted to our care. FOUR PtR CENT INTEREST Paid in Savings Department on time certificates of deposit. Deposits received from $ 1.00 upward. Foreign Exchange Bought and Sold on AnT Country In the World THE Mississippi Savings Bank & oan Co. accepts deposits for ONE DOLLAR and Upward and pays Four Per Gent. Interest Compounded Semi-Annually. Open an Account with Us! Watch your spare change grow into a respectable deposit, and be come possessed ot that satisfied feeling that makes life full of sun shine and pleasure. Don't Delay, but call TO-DAY at our offices with the MISSISSIPPI NHTIONHL BHNK, FORT GIBSON, «IBS. port 6 ib 9 on Oil Slorks, PORT 01BS0N, MISS. Pays Highest Price lor Cotton Seed We have on hand for sale, at lowest cash prices, In any quantity, Cotton Seed Maai and Cotton Seed Hulls for feeding or fertilizing purposes H. GOEPEL, Manager. O. A. CASON, Secretary. -H55 Tn Hard 'Years - / Every successful man it pays to get the best plows, realizes this, and where you see good fences, good buildings, good stock, there you will always find / THE TRUE BLUE PLOWS Best wood, best iron, best steel, that go into Flows and they do the best work. We have all sizes in stock and all repairs and attachments. Also planet ^r. Cultivatore and Lone Star pattern plowe. Our stock of Plow Saddlery and Gearing, Barb Wire, Hoes, Planters, Harrows, Double Shovels is complete, Schwartz & Stewart, Natchez, Mississippi Port Gibson, Mis«., March 9, 1903 f Editor Reveille : MY Dear Sir As you saw proper iu your last Issue to publish an article from the pen of Rabbi J. 8. Ralsiri, denounc ing the Board of Trustees of the Port Gibbon Public Schools, and at the same time published an editorial Conmiebd iug Mr. Raisin*« article, we therefore ask you to publish this, in order that we may appear in the true light before the public, for we have nothing to hide, aud are uot ashamed of what we have done iu the matter complained of, and all we wish to do is to put the matter be fore the public in its true light. In the first place before Die beginning of the present session we pas*ad an or der excluding two of one Lou Higgins' children from the white'pubiic school, under our const ruction of Section 4009 of the Annotated Code of Mississippi, 1902, which is ss follows: "The trus tees have the power to exclude children of filthy or vicious habits, or children suffcriug from contagious or infectious diseases, from the schools. In our humble opinions we, after a thorough investigation as to the habit* and surioumliugs of said children,caste to the cuuclusion that if this statute did uot apply to the children in question, then it was a dead letter, and therefore made the order. In makiug this ordei we did it, not to gratily our own person al ends, or to inflict any wrong on the children in question, but we acted on wbat we thought then was right,(aud we are of the same opinion still) and did it for the good of the school, and also acted on that high and noble principle that ia the foundation of every good gov ernment, the greatest good to the great est number. On the first day of the present session the children in question went to the school, and were sent h ome by the presi dent of the board of trustees, and he was informed that Mr. J. McC. Martin had advised the mother of the children to send them to the school regardless of wbat the board had done. After the president of the board had sent ttie children home, be went at once to Mr. Martin and told him ail of (he facts in the case, and Mr. Martin then said that he would advise Mrs. Higgins t » let the matter drop, and we suppose he did *0, we have heard nothing from him fui ther in the matter. Some time after that we were summoned to appear before the County Superintendent to show cause why we did uot admit the chil dren in question to school. We did ap pear, and offered proof in support of our contention. The Superintendent de cided agaiust us, and we appealed to the State Board of Education. The papers iu the case were sent up shortly before Christmas, and we bad heard nothing farther from the matter until Friday evening, March the 4th, when we re ceived notice through the County Super intendent that the State Board bad de cided adversely to us. Now the first error that Mr. Raisin makes is, he says: "She won her suit in one of the Supreme Courts of our State." We are not aware that there ia more than oue Supreme Court in Ibis State, and very sure that tbia matter has never been before it. It therefore fol ,r • * » as Iowa, that the question involved bas never been adjudicated, and it ia possi ble, if not probable, that we were right in our opinion. His next error is: "The children went joyfully to school. But alas for 'man's inhumanity for man,' on that very day a meeting was held, and in that very school the law waa openly and avowedly broken in broad daylight, in sight of the pnpiis present, and back the little orphans with tears on their Now this last » » cheeks were sent home, statement, which is in quotation marks, ia absolutely nutrue, and as false aa it is for anything to be, aa far as it relates to any meeting being held that day by the board of trustee* at the school house or elsewhere. The facts are, that the board had not at that time had any notice of the result of the trial before the State Board, that ia legal notice, and we simply Instruct ed the principal of the school that if the Higgins children came to school tosend them home, which she did. In fact two members of the board did go to the school that morning, to-wit: Mr. R. C. McCay and Mr. C. A. French. But they weut there on other business and attend ed to it, and the Higgins children were not mentioned by them or in their pres Now how this could have dis ence. torted in such a way,.if that k wbat the learned geuttemao waa driving at, we are at a loss to see, , The fact of the business is that we did not have legal notice of what the State Board had done in the preumes until af ter the last issue of the Reveille, in which the article of Mr. Raisin appeared. Now in the first place we thought that we were right, and we litigated the mat ter before the County Superintendent, and appealed from his adverse decision to the Slate Bosrd, ami, as a matter of course, we were uot going to admit the children to the school until we had le gal notice from the proper party of what bad beeu done in the matter by the Slat* Board. This was right and in per fect accord with all legal proceedings, Mr. Raisin to the contrary notwithstand ing. We will take occasion to say right here, that the children, or one of them at least, is now, at this very moment, in the school that be h&d been excluded from, and that so far we have complied with the order of the State Board. We will «täte further, for the general Infor malien of the public, now that we have been aaiailed An violator« of the law, had Informât ion, that we could have proven llilng» against Air«. Hig gins which would have settled the whole matter, but, thinking that we had a •trong enongh cane any way, we did not do it. Now we bave no objection to Mr. Raia in «electing hit associates to suit biiu •etf, and for that matter, every one has that born right, aud uo one has any right to question it in any oue, but we do not propose to select the children in question as associates for our children the children of others. Now, in conclusion, we wish to ssy, that we have written this long letter, be cause we could not do justice to our selves in any fewer words, and ail we want is to appear iu the proper light be fore the public, for we have done only what we thought right, aud wbat we thougbt then, and still think, we bad a right to do, ns trustees of the schools of this town. We also thougbt then, and still think, that it was onr duty to do wlnt we did, and we did it boldly and fearlt-ssly, and we are not ashamed of it nor sorry for it. Another thing we would like to call attention to is, that shortly after we bad passed the first order excluding these children from the white public school, they, or their mother, got up a pétition addressed to the Board of Trustees, ask* ing that the children be re-instated, and presented it to quite a number of the good citizens of the town and requested them to sign it, which, as we have been informed, ail declined to do. Now we took tbia action on the part of the good citizens of the town as upholding us in what we had done. Therefore we at uck to the quest ou all the more closely. We wish to say further that we do not in tend this letter in malice to any one, and especially to Mr. Raisin, and yonr self, but as Mr. Raisin is a new mat) in tlie town, and not in any way identified with the interests of the town or county at large, having only been here a little over a year as we remember, we .do not thiuk this matter waa of material inter est to him personally, aud be had noth ing to do with it, and should have let it alone, and if be saw proper to take these children under his tutarage, that waa his affair, aud concerned uo one so far as we know. We wish to say further that only oue man who sends children to the school has ever said anything against our actious in the matter, so far we have ever beanL and the only persons that we know cd who have con demned our action* are persons who do not patronize the school, or have no children to aeud. Now we wish to say, we have done a great deal of hard work for the schools of this town, and we have tried to better them in every way that we could, and have done nothing in or about the man agement of them but for their benefit as we saw it. We have given a great deal of our time, and have on many occa sions neglected our own busiuess in or der to give the schools the proper at tention, and we are proud to be able to that Port Gibson has two public schools that are as good as can be found in the state, and have as good teachers as can be found anywhere, who bave done all in their power to help the trus tees make the schools what they are, but it may be that the town has a poor board of trusses, that is uot for us to say, and if the patrons of the schools, or the town people generally, will, in the that we or as say least way possible, indicate to ua that they are not satisfied with onr manage ment of the schools, we will gracefully tender our résignations at once. But until then, believing that the patrons are satisfied with us, and as all of ua are patrons of the schools, we will continue to pursue the even tenor ot our way. Very respectfully submitted, C. A. FRENCH, R. C. mcCAV, W. S. BEARD, BEN R. LEVY. The Colored Church Troubles. The controversy between the two fac lions of the colored Christian church of Claiborne county has at last been ami cably settled by the committee of min isters, Revs. Boswell and Talley, to which the matter was referred by the court. s The church in question in this case was St. Luke's, situated at Martin. The Keys-Williams faction had control of the building which had been built large ly by funds contributed by the State Christian Missionary Convention, from which this faction bad withdrawn. By the terms of settlement—which was ef fectad last week—the Keys-Williams /action is held liable to the State organ ization for the amount contributed, I280, though it is left ia control of the build ing. .Iain's Coogh Remedy taken, all danger will be avoided. Among the tens of thousands who have used this remedy for these de Danger of Cold« and Grip. The greatest danger from colds and grip it their resulting in pneumonia. If reason able care is used, however, and Chamber we have yet to learn of a single case eases having resulted in pneumonia, which shows conclusively that it is a certain preventive disease.- It will cure a of that dangerous cold or an attack of the grip in less time than any other treatment It is pleasant and safe to lake. For sale by Pope Drug Co., Port Gibson, and E. D. Barron, Mar tin, Miss. LOOK OUT For Colds— La Grippel Protect yourself, and don't trust to Providence. Considering the harm done, "neglect" before aud after taking a cold is a physical crime. 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