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A of Gathering at Hermanville. Us. Saturday, notwithstanding 1 the hard rain, about one hundred farmers, both white and colored, gathered at Hermanville to hear the speech of Hon. J McC. Martin on the cotton Question. Mr. Mar tin was accompanied by President Walter Clark of the State Cotton THE REVEILLE TELEPHONE NO »» THURSDAY, MAR. 23, 1905. M. H. CRISLER. Entered at the PoatofBce at Port Gibson, Mias., an second-claas mail matter. GIN BURNED. Many Kales ot Cotton and Large Quantity of Seed Destroyed. Loss About $3000. On Sunday before last the gin on the Richmond place near Herman J ville caught fire and was totally de m stroyed, together with thirty-seven bales of cotton and a large quantity W of cotton seed.p mated to be about $3000, with $1000 insurance. A Negro named William West suspicioned of having set fire to the gin. He was tried before Justice Herrington and committed to jail in default of securing bond in the sum of $500.,, * The loss is esti was Association who also addressed the gathering. Both speeches are said to have been very fine. They were listened to with marked attention, and, no doubt, had the desired ef fect upon the audience. Every district in the county is getting organized and the member ship of the association is constantly growing. m County N CW9 ' Interesting Letters from Our Regulsr Correspondents. Martin. Governor Vardaman's popular ity was attested during his recent sore bereavement in the sudden death, at the mansion Saturday morning, of his beloved and vener ated mother. He received number less telegrams of condolence from all parts of the South, one from Mrs. Jefferson Davis. The pro fusion of floral offerings, harps, wreaths, crosses and pillows, were exceedingly beautiful, and evinced the tender place that this dear lady had won for herself in the heart ol the people. Nee Mary Ann Fox, she was married, fifty years ago, at Carrollton, Miss., to William Syl vester Vardaman, who preceded her more than a quarter of a century ago to the grave. She was con servative, diligent, wise in the ways of righteousness, healthful, happy and helpful up the last morning ol ! her precious life. Her oldest son, Mr. John Fox Vardaman; of Crip ple Creek, Colorado, could not reach Jackson in time for the funer al. Her youngest son, Mayor Will - S. Vardaman, of Greenwood, his sister, Mrs. J. W. Slack, and a number of grand-children were present. One of the latter whom the deceased has raised, Mrs. Wil lie Austin, crept to the bier, at midnight, and bending her beauti ful blonde head close to the coffin glass whispered, in heart-breaking tones of pathos, "Oh Grand-moth er, dear Grand-mother, speak to me, speak to me once again". But the calm lips, that had said so many words of comfort, and the loving hands, that had wiped away so many tears, were motionless forev A special train conveyed the funeral party to Greenwood where the interment took place Sunday eve. er. The overseer of the road that in cludes that dreadful hill, known as the "Devil's Backbone", shonld see to it that the. perilous banks, on eithar side, are giaded down and rendered safe for travelers. Im quantities of earth hang loosely, twenty feet above the nar row road, threatening to be precip itated upon those passing beneath. It is criminal to wait until some ca lamity occurs before proper steps are taken to prevent a recurrence of it. Hon. Geo. W. Clark, Messrs. L. k D. Arnold of New Orleans; J. A. .egan of Dallas, Tex., and P. R. [enry of Jackson have visited our during the past week. L/C. M. Price of Knoxville, Äs visiting her daughter, Mrs. mense of on by ;k. K. Montgomery spent jfct and Sunday in Jack tnbroor's Mansion. Phenomena of the Clouds. Last Saturday afternoon just be fore dusk the rapidly flying clouds cut some capers which were never witnessed before by many people. A strong wind was blowing from the northeast, and the lower strata of clouds were moving rapidly to ward the southwest. There must have been strong pressure from above, for the clouds rolled along the ground like volumes of smoke, each roll of clouds being separate from the rest. The strange gray light, together w ; th the conduct of the clouds, was wonderful . Invaluable for RheumatUm. I have been suffering for the past few years with a severe attack of rheumatism and found that Bal lard's Snow Liniment was the only thing that gave me satisfaction and tended to alleviate my pains — March 24th, 1902, lohn C Degnan, Kinsman, ^c, 50c and $1. Sold by Pope Drug Co. A Pine Address. Last night Rabbi Samuel Ullman Birmingham delivered a lecture at the temple on "The Merchant of 1 Venice." Shakespeare's immortal P'=»'- The temple was crowded with interested listeners said that the lecture was very fine, being the beat heard here in many years. « . Mr Ullman has many friends in Port Gibson, this having been ns home in early life, his father con ducting a mercantile business in what is known as the Gordon store, corner Farmer and Carroll streets. The Beit Cough Syrup. S. L. Apple, ex-Probate Judge, Ottawa Co., Kansas, writes: - is to say that I have used Ballard's Horehouud Syrup for years, and that I do not hesitate to recommend it as the best cough syrup I have ever used. Sold by Pope Drug Co. At O* It is This 1 < 25c, 50c and $i.00, ft Shot Through the Head. Last Sunday morning Annie Lee and Willie Fowler, two coloted women residing In Port Gibson, handling a pistol when the were weapon was discharged, the ball en tering the temple of the Fowler woman. Annie Lee was jailed un til an investigation can be had. She claims that the shooting was acci dental. Willie Fowler has been un conscious since being shot and there is small chance of recovery. OASTOnia., The Kind You Ha*» Alweyi Bought Basis th* ßifnatnxe if Managers Davidson and Fisher take great pleasure in announcing to their theatrical friends that they have secured the Arnold Stock Co. for one solid week, with usual mat inees, commencing Monday, April 3rd, 1905. This company is strong er than ever, and has made quite a hit in New Orleans, where it is now playing, this being their second week there. Read from day *0 day what the New Orleans papers have to say about it. ber, this company closes our opera house for this season, be announced later. Remem Prices will castor 1A For Infants and Children. Th« Kind You Hava Always Bought Bears the Signatare of W. H. Wright, the Florist, of Vicksburg is an excellent person to order flowers from. STATEMENT Showing the condition of the Port Cibson Bank, PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI, On March «3, «905. Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Anno tated Code of 1892. resources. Leans and Discounts on personal en dorsements, real eatate, or collateral Securities. Overdrafts secured. Overdraft* unsecured.. County Bond». City bonds. Banking house.. Furniture and Fixtures Expenses... Taxes.. Sight exchange. Cash on hand. Total. ....$190,711 68 .... 6, «39 41 « 93^4 .... 10,000 00 .... 10,000 00 .... 2,86642 .... 1,036 00 .... 5,98« 99 2.0U4 44 20,640 37 21,962 23 •$*7« *537 «8 liabilities. $ 30,000 00 Capital Paid in... Surplus....... Undivided Profits Individual Deposit* subject to check.. 126,8*1 j6 Rills Payable ... Due other Banks 23,000 00 **»54* 64 48,000 00 «73 98 $271437 «8 Total I, B. H. Ma gntder. Cashier Port Gibson Bank of port Gibson, Mississippi, do hereby certify that the foregoing its true, full, and exact state ment of the Asset* and Liabilities of said Bank on the day and date named therein, as shown by the books of same. as B. H. MAGRUDKR, Cashier. Sworn to and axbacribed before me, a Notary Public in and tor the County of'Claiborne, Mis sissippi, this the 17th day of March. 1905. R. G. HASTINGS, Notary PnbUc. Examined and found correct T. M. ÄBNRY, Auditor. This iSth day of March, x H©. OT1B. REPORT OP THE CONDITION or TBB MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL BANK Æ At Port Gibson, in the State of Mississippi, at I the cloae of bnaineaa March, 14th, 1905. I Ml RESOURCES Loan a and Discount*.. Overdrafts, secured and unsecured U. 8. Bonds to secure circulation.. Premium*-on U. S. Bonds.. Banking bouse, furniture and fixtures 13411 to Due from National Banka (not reserre agenta)....... Due from State Banks and Bankera... Due from approved reserve agenta... Checks and other cash items. Fractional paper currency, nickels, and cents... III94JS 4> 19.016 31 18,750 00 1.03« *5 ft 8.634 38 «4* 90 54.03« 55 377 66 ft ißi ft *46 9« Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, via. : $ 6.615 *> Specie.... Legal-tender notes. ft 5430 » *= ««.«es *> Redemption fund with D. S. Treasu rer (5 per cent, ot circulation). Total. 937 50 $147.910 49 LIABILITIES Capital Stock paid in Surplus Fund.. Undivided profits, leas expenses and taxes poid.....j..... National Bank notes outstanding--4. «8,75* oo Due to Trust Companies and Savings Banka Individual deposits subject to check. 1*740* 89 Total $ 75,0*0 oo ft 12,600 00 ft 7,443 09 6,6«a 51 $*47.9«o 49 STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, | „ County of Claiborne. ) I, J. M. Taylor, Cashier of the above, named Bank, do solemnly swear that the above state ment is true to the beat of my knowledge and J. M. TAYLOR, belief. Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this atst day of March, 1905. G. T. WALNB, Notary Public. Correct—Attest 1 JACOB BKRNHHIMKK, SAM WEIL, O. A. CASON, Director*. STATEMENT Showing the condition of the Mississippi Savings Bank & Loan Co OF PORT GIBSON, MISS., On March 13,1903. Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Annotat ed Code of 1892. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts on personal en dorsements, real estate, or collateral securities..H Other real estate.. Purniture and Fixture*. Expenses. Cash on Hand. $72434 88 1.823 35 380 2« 70 as 7.7*3 * $82,23« 95 Total liabilities. $12400 00 7.073 90 Capital Paid in.... Undivided Profits. Individual Deposits subject to check.. 612,638 05 $82,231 95 Total I, J. M. Taylor. Cashier of the Mississippi Sav ings Bank fit Loan Co. of Port Gibson, Mississip pi, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, full and exact statement of the Assets and Lia bilities of said Bank on the day and date darned therein, as shown by the books of same. J. M. TAYLOR, Cashier. Sworn to and subscribed before me, a Notary Public in and for the County of Claiborne, Mis sissippi, this the « 8th day of March, 1903. G. T. WALNB, Notary Public. Examined and found correct. T. M. HENRY, Auditor. This 20th day of March, 1903. \ State of Mississippi, County of Claiborne. To His Excellency, James K. Var daman, Governor of the Stat'* of Mississippi: The undersigned, citizens of and residents in the County of Clai borne, State aforesaid, respectfully show as follows, 1 st. That, on the 12 th day of January, A D. 1905, Jesse Pitt man was tried in the Circuit Court of Claiborne County, State afore said, on the charge of murder of Henrv Wiggins, and found guilty as charged. 2nd. That, on the 19th day of January, A. D. 1905. the Court passed sentence of death on him, and ordered that he be hung on the 22nd day of February, A D 1905, in accordance with law 3rd. The undersigned show un to your Excellency that the facts in the case, while they may sustain the verdict, yet do not show a hein ousness that should exact the death j penalty ; that, in the opinion of the undersigned, a sentence to life im prisonment in the penitentiary would be full punishment; that the facts, as petitioner h are informed, show that the deceased had been in the habit of hectoring, bullyiag and threatening the accused ; and that the day of the killing that the de ceased had ordered the accused to leave his work, which he was forced to do ; and that it was under the pressure of wrongs heaped upon him by the deceased that the ac cused took his life. Wherefore, petitioners respect fully request your Excellency, in the exercise of your constitutional right and privilege, first, to respite the said Jesse Pittman until this pe tition can be published and present ed according to law. Second, to grant a commutation of sentence, changing the penalty to imprison ment in the penitentiary for life. And, as in duty bound, petition ers earnestly pray your Excellency to grant the several requests here in expressed, first, by respite to give time to perfect this applica tion for commutation for sentence. Second, upon final presentation of this petition to commute said sen tence from the death penalty to im prisonment in the penitentiary for life. (Ç be in sell est the 6, on St., en CHAS. A. GORDON, and 107 others. Always In the Soup If you buy goods on credit, you pay all kinds of prices, and yon are always in debt. Yon can buy same goods at our store for half the price, as we sell for cash only and have uo doubtful accounts and are not scared to mark the lowest price. David Bock's Department Store. en I * 4 $ Æ * DAVID BOCK'S I I Ml , Department Store ft ft ft ißi WE ARE WELL FED, BUT BUCKING FOR MORE TRAnr ft jjj ft Spot Cash Clothing Sale ft i ft \ ft ft l ft . The biggest Bargains ever been given in the South. They are this season's goods ft stylish and all wool garments. About 6 months ago orders were placed with a cer W tain clothing manufacturer for spring delivery. The drop of cotton and hard times ft compelled lots of merchants to countermand their Orders. The manufacturer found H himself overstocked, also pressed for money. I came to his rescue with cool head ft and spot cash to back it. 1 bought a large lot at my own price and a big loss to the ft T manufacturer. © ft ft BUSTER BROWN BLUE RIBBON SHOES Men's Suits © FOR GIRLS FOR BOYS: ft Large variety of Men's Suits, all sizes, colors, neat patterns, nice ft and dressy. I could easily get $10, $12 and $15 for them, but ft rather make tjuick cash sales with a small profit. You can see ft the sample suits in our show windows. Our Spot Cash Price, your choice, per suit .. ! 9 w—Ï1 HADE •» j v/e Shoe,. j RusTtRB^ The Brown Shoe Co. ST. LOUIS _ $5.90 7 ft "Æ Youths' Suits A \ AuL Tht oTflEfÇ © © ft . Sizes from 14 to 20 years. They are the nicest goods that ever came to Port Gibson, and the prices are half what you have to pay elsewhere. You can see them free at our store ft Qur Spot Cash Price, your choice.—.. ft ft $4.90 Soys y /?S' V ft ft Miil 1 Boys' 2-Piece Knee Suits ft . ter/ W Sizes from 3 to 15, consisting of Blue Serges, Black Clay Wors © teds, Gray Flannels and other nice patterns. Some Buster Brown ft styles. They are worth anybody's $5.00. Our Spot Cash Price, your choice..—. 1 % 7 _$2.90 j yg Ja Men's Pants ^5 ft If yon hard to fit, or hard to be pleased, or do not care to spend We have the best You can ft a lot of money for a pair, come and see us. ft $4 and $5 Pants in the Slate, all sizes and all colors, ft see them free of charge at our store. tf* ^ QA Our Spot Cash Price, your choice ---— -Vta#/U ft Shoes. We ' We are the exclusive agents of the Buster Brown Shoes, have them for boys, girls, ladies and men, in high and low cut, ft 40 different styles, with a guarantee to each pair, and prices to * * suit anybody. ft We bave also a lot of Boys' Linen Suits in all styles, from 50c up $ «*** «• Kn eeP * BU ... 25c and 50c ft ft ft ft If you intend to buy any Dry Goods—from Domestics to Silks—or Trimmings of ft kind, come to our store and we will show you how much we can save you by ft ft a °y (Ç t spending your cash here. ft ft ft 4 ft ft A j * Notice to Teachers. As provided for by law. the reg ular examination will be held on Friday and Saturday of the first four weeks of April The first and third examinations will be for white teachers ; the sec ond and fourth for colored teachers. S. J. RUSSELL, Co. Supt. Flowers. No home is complete without flowers, and especially is this the case in early spring when every thing is so bare. Get some bulbs now and before other vegetation begins to sprout, your flowers will be in blossom. I have a choice col lection which I sell cheap W. H. WRIGHT, Vicksburg. Trustee's Sale. By virtue of the powers Vested in me by the terms of a deed of trust recerded in Deed Book 3 O, page '153-4 of the records of Clai borne County, I will on Has sell at public auction to the high- 1 bale est bidder for cash, at the door ol from the court house of said county, good mg Saturday, ist April, 19O5. within the hours prescribed by law, the following described real estate, lying in said County of Claiborne : Parts of Lots 4 and 6, Square 34 of the Suburb St Mary, ol the town Port Gibson, on the South East Corner of said Square fronting 60 feet on Coffee St., and running back of equal width along Marginal Street 115 feet. Said deed of trust was gtv by Jane and M. Graddick and is referred to for further description. Default has been made in the pay ment of the notes thereby secured. There is a neat cottage and kitch en on said lot. the office i, L. en E. S. DRAKE, Trustee. March 2, 1905,— 4t Ratekins Iowa Seed Corn Wm. Cahn & Co FOR SALE. Greenlee's Prolific Cotton Seed. Easy to Almost storm-proof, pick. The most prolific and the quickest-making cotton known. Has made a five hundred pound bale per acre in thirty-five days from 6rst blooms. Will make a good crop in four weeks good mak mg blooming period. Apply to J. S. GREENLEE, Hermanville, Miss. ELECTION NOTICE. Pursuant to an order passed by the Board of Supervisors at the March term, there will be a special election held at Port Gibson on Sat urday, March 25th, 1905, to fill the office of Constable of District No. i, caused by the death of Constable L. A. Simms. Witness our bands this the 8th day of March, A. D. 1905. D. D. IRWIN, S. H. BAGNELL, Election Commissioners. \ IK Are You Going To Remodel? * If 10, you will do it with the intention of improving upon present conditions. -— Our part is to interest you in our ability to improve and perfect your sanitary equip ment. We do bnt one kind of work—the best— M and use the famous Ware, every piece of which is guaranteed by the facturera to be strictly first quality, talk it over. manu Let's We have samples in our show room. T. R. WARBURTON, Port Gibson. Come ! Come ! I have just received a fine lot of Waist Sets and Sash Buckles in the latest designs. Also Back Combs for the hair, and a lot of new Hat Pins, not counting the latest Lockets I have in stock. All are invited to inspect same. Yours truly, L. HIBOU, Port Qibson BRICK WORK OF ALL KINDS CHIMNEYS, CISTERNS In fact any thing in thi* line, well done, on short notice. Country order* receive prompt atten tion. CHAS. THALER, Port Gibson POSTED.—Against hunting and fishing and all other trespassing, Bannockburn plantation. (Mrs.) E. R. Montgomery. Women find quick relief in Dr. Thacker'* Uvtfud Syrup.