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
TELEPHONE NO »»
THURSDAY, MAR. 23, 1905.
M. H. CRISLER.
Entered at the PoatofBce at Port Gibson, Mias.,
an second-claas mail matter.
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
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
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
County N CW9 '
Interesting Letters from Our
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
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
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.
K. Montgomery spent
jfct and Sunday in Jack
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
Sold by Pope Drug Co.
25c, 50c and $i.00,
Shot Through the Head.
Last Sunday morning Annie Lee
and Willie Fowler, two coloted
women residing In Port Gibson,
handling a pistol when the
weapon was discharged, the ball en
tering the temple of the Fowler
woman. Annie Lee was jailed un
til an investigation can be had. She
claims that the shooting was acci
dental. Willie Fowler has been un
conscious since being shot and there
is small chance of recovery.
The Kind You Ha*» Alweyi Bought
Managers Davidson and Fisher
take great pleasure in announcing
to their theatrical friends that they
have secured the Arnold Stock Co.
for one solid week, with usual mat
inees, commencing Monday, April
3rd, 1905. This company is strong
er than ever, and has made quite
a hit in New Orleans, where it
is now playing, this being their
second week there. Read from day
*0 day what the New Orleans papers
have to say about it.
ber, this company closes our opera
house for this season,
be announced later.
For Infants and Children.
Th« Kind You Hava Always Bought
W. H. Wright, the Florist, of
Vicksburg is an excellent person to
order flowers from.
Showing the condition of the
Port Cibson Bank,
PORT GIBSON, MISSISSIPPI,
On March «3, «905.
Published by direction of Chapter 14 of Anno
tated Code of 1892.
Leans and Discounts on personal en
dorsements, real eatate, or collateral
Furniture and Fixtures
Cash on hand.
.... 6, «39 41
.... 10,000 00
.... 10,000 00
.... 1,036 00
.... 5,98« 99
•$*7« *537 «8
$ 30,000 00
Capital Paid in...
Individual Deposit* subject to check.. 126,8*1 j6
Rills Payable ...
Due other Banks
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.
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
REPORT OP THE CONDITION
MISSISSIPPI NATIONAL BANK Æ
At Port Gibson, in the State of Mississippi, at I
the cloae of bnaineaa March, 14th, 1905. I Ml
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
Due from State Banks and Bankera...
Due from approved reserve agenta...
Checks and other cash items.
Fractional paper currency, nickels,
Lawful Money Reserve in Bank, via. :
$ 6.615 *>
*= ««.«es *>
Redemption fund with D. S. Treasu
rer (5 per cent, ot circulation).
Capital Stock paid in
Undivided profits, leas expenses and
National Bank notes outstanding--4. «8,75* oo
Due to Trust Companies and Savings
Individual deposits subject to check. 1*740* 89
$ 75,0*0 oo
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,
Subscribed and sworn to before me this atst
day of March, 1905.
G. T. WALNB, Notary Public.
O. A. CASON,
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.
Loans and Discounts on personal en
dorsements, real estate, or collateral
Other real estate..
Purniture and Fixture*.
Cash on Hand.
Capital Paid in....
Individual Deposits subject to check.. 612,638 05
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'*
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
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
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.
WE ARE WELL FED, BUT
BUCKING FOR MORE TRAnr
Spot Cash Clothing Sale
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
BUSTER BROWN BLUE RIBBON SHOES
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 ..
j v/e Shoe,.
The Brown Shoe Co.
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.—..
Boys' 2-Piece Knee Suits
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..—.
ft If yon hard to fit, or hard to be pleased, or do not care to spend
We have the best
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
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 * *
ft We bave also a lot of Boys' Linen Suits in all styles, from 50c up
$ «*** «• Kn eeP * BU ... 25c and 50c
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 a °y
(Ç t spending your cash here.
* 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.
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,
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
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
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.
E. S. DRAKE, Trustee.
March 2, 1905,— 4t
Wm. Cahn & Co
Greenlee's Prolific Cotton Seed.
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.
J. S. GREENLEE,
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,
Are You Going To Remodel? *
If 10, you will do it with the intention of improving upon present
Our part is to interest you in our ability
to improve and perfect your sanitary equip
We do bnt one kind of work—the best—
and use the famous Ware, every
piece of which is guaranteed by the
facturera to be strictly first quality,
talk it over.
We have samples in our show
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.
BRICK WORK OF ALL KINDS
In fact any thing in thi* line, well done, on short
notice. Country order* receive prompt atten
POSTED.—Against hunting and
fishing and all other trespassing,
(Mrs.) E. R. Montgomery.
Women find quick relief in Dr. Thacker'*
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