Bfflßfl-VOL. XXX. NO. 45
PORT OlfiSON, CLAIBORNE CO., MlSs., THURSDAY, MARCH 8. 1906.
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CSTASLISHCO 1 8«0.
Mississippi National Bank
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
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Opened for Business February 19th, 1901.
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gaUate loan* on r*al estate for any amouut. Special attention given to collection», pay
ment of taxes, or any Other buaineaa entrusted to onr care-!
FOUR fid CENT INTEREST
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Bank of Commerce, Meaaphia
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CONFEDERATE BATTLE FLAG.
Capt. Owen Urges the Adoption of
the Proper Design.
Capt. R. A. Oweu thus writes to
the Times-Democrat relative to the
Confederate battle flag 1
Port Gibson, Miss., Feb. 28, 1906.
To the Editor of the Times-Demo
As onr next reunion is to be in
your city, I write to you about a
crime that the Confederate veter
ans have been guilty of for years
and to ask, yes, beg you, to use
your influence and the power of
that mighty pen of yours in your
columns to have this gross and
shameful oversight put a stop to.
Let us have our battle flag in its
proper shape, and if it is not too
late for this reunion, let the com
mittee on flags and decorations re
fuse to have any but the true flag
I wrote to Gen. S. D. Lee just
before the reunion at Nashville (I
was not there) asking him to call
the attention of the general camp
to this unpardonable error. I see
there was a committee appointed
about it at that meeting, but noth
ing has been done that I have seen
or heard. I have seen advertise
ments of Confederate battle flags
for sale, 2x3 feet, and larger ones
in proportion, has compelled me
again to write my protest against
such imitation battle flags. It is
strange that with all our reunions
that those in command and the dif
ferent committees on flags and dec
orations have not noticed that we
were not marching under or deco
rated with our true battle flag. I
was in line a high private (six foot)
in the Twelfth Regiment Mississip
pi Volunteer Infantry, when Gen.
Beauregard had every regiment in
his corps (then the Army of the
Potomac), presented with the battle
flag after the first battle of Bull
Run, and all were square. How
could you make the St. Andrew's
cross, properly formed, otherwise?
I venture to say that not a veteran
of the Army of Northern Virginia
recognizes the oblong thing that we
parade under at our reunions as
the dimensions of the flag that we
fought under. I have talked to
intelligent men thirty-five and forty
years of age, graduates of our larg
est colleges and universities, that
were astonished when I told them
our battle flag was square and not
oblong. They had never seen any
other but the oblong flag. Now for
the sake of our children and our
children's children, let us hand
down our battle flag to them in its
proper shape. I have waited in
vain for some one more able than I
to call attention to this error that
we are permitting to go down in
history. Our national flag was ob
long ; but the battle flag was cer
tainly square. Please call the at
tention of the flag makers and the
committee on flags and decorations
to this inexcusable error, and if our
Yankee flag-makers insist on chang
ing our flag and refuse to make
them the proper shape, let us re
fuse to buy them. If you will kind
ly lend your aid to this good work
I know that it will be done and
gladden the heart of at least one old
"Reb" who reverences the old bat
tle flag as something sacred, and
that the 14th and 15th amendment
cannot alter or amend, add to or
1 take from. This oblong thing is
another one of Horace Greeley's
time to attend to the correction 01
* this error before all of the actors
have passed "over the river, to rest
under the shade of the trees.
R. A. OWEN.
Gen. A. B. Booth when seen yes
terday regarding the above letter
said that Mr. Owen was entirely
correct in his contention as to the
form of the Confederate battle flag.
The flag was a square one and no
other form was official. Gen. Booth
said he would bring the matter be
fore the executive committee of the
Confederate reunion, and endeavor
to have the correct flag used in all
the decorations displayed during
the approaching celebration.
Gen. Beauregard, in a communi
cation to the press of New Orleans
i dated Jan. 24, 1872, gives a history
] of the designing aad adoption of
ggl Jthe battle flag, and tarnishes eor
Now is the
roborative evidence from Gen.
Porcher Miles, chairman of the flag
committee of the Confederate Con
gress, from Col. J, B. Walton and <
Edward C. Hancock of New Or
leans. He says ; j
Gen, Johnston preferred a square
flag to render it more convenient to
carry, and we finally adopted, in
September, 1861, the well-known
battle flag of the Army of the Po
tomac, as it was first called, and to
which our soldiers became devoted.
Its field was red or crimson, its bars
were of bine, running diagonally
across from one corner to the other;
the stars on theta were white or
gold, their number being equal to
the number of States in the Confed
eracy. ,Tbe bine bars were se pa
ated from the red field by a small
white fillet. The size of the flag
for the infantry was fixed at 4x4
feet ; for the artillery at 3x3 feet,
and for the cavalry at 2 >4x2 #
End of the Special Term. Anoth
er Hung Jury.
Clive P. Claughton vs» Y. & M.
V. R. R.; Judgment for plaintiff
R. F. Learned vs Mike and Rosa
Brand : Suit for possession of lands
in Mississippi river.
P. H. Aldridge vs Y. & M. V.
R. R. : Motion for new trial over
James T. Walton vs Y. & M. V.
R. R. : Motion for new trial over
C. S. Magee, Trustee, vs Chung
Kee Co. : Motion for new trial
Ordered by the court that W. J.
Buck, court stenographer, be al
lowed the sum of $40.
Ordered that A. K. Brashear,
circuit clerk, b«£ allowed the sum
Ordered that C. S. Magee, sher
iff, be allowed the sum of $90.
R. F. Learned vs Mike and Rosa
Brand : Jury failed to agree and
Makes a Qhastly Find.
Yesterday J. B. Lanier, who lives
a few miles out of the city, found a
lot of bones in a hollow in a tree.
Mr. Lanier was having the tree cut
down and when he came across this
ghastly find he was surprised to say
As the bones appeared to have be
longed to a human body, the find
ing of them occasioned no little
town and had them examined. The
doctor pronounced them to be the
bones of a child.
How they got in the tree is the
question, and it is a question which
is not likely to be answered. They
could not have been placed there
very long ago, for Mr. Lanier says
that the tree was about sixteen
It was a poplar.
However, the bones got in the
tree, and there can be no question
but what they were placed there for
no good purpose. No doubt they
represent some murder which at
this late day has come partly to
light. And the horrot of it is that
the person who was killed was a
It was no biby which came to
this untoward end. The bones are
too large for those of an infant and
are also too hard. The child must
have been quite old, certainly old
enough to have been in full posses
sion of his or her senses and to
have been at the time of its death
conscious of the cause which was
cutting short his or her life.
What dark deed is represented
by this find the future will Tiardly
unravel. What was the sex of the
child it is impossible to tell. Wheth
er it was white or black, yellow or
red, cannot be told. The bones are
in a fairly good state of preserva
tion, but must have been in the
tree for a nnmber of years. They
at present at the Herald office.
—Vicksb urg Herald, 4 th.
Fresh New Orleans bread re
ceived and delivered twice daily,
morning and evening, at David
son's Restaurant. Full sixteen
ounce loaf for 5c,
Mr. Lanier came to
Great Preparation for the Spring Season.
We Have Now On Display
New Mohair Lustra, all shades
Henly Serge, all colore
Blue and black Flaked Veils
Kioto Cloth. Black Cicillian
Ail colors Albatross
French Crêpons, Silk Shott Veils
and numerous other styles
A Large Variety of Wash Goods
New White Goods in all the newest weaves for the Spring at
10c ( 15c, 20c, 25c
in quality and design that will plese you, prices the lowest
Ladies Low Gut Foot Wear
This cut shows one of the many
styles we will have on display
Next Week, in Vici-Kid, Patent
Colt, Corono Kid and genuine
Dongola, in all styles of soles,
heavy and light turn. In Ties,
Oxfords and Bluchers, made on
the newest heels and width, and
and sizes from the smallest to
the largest. Come early and make your selection at
touch to Jj
$2.00, $2.50, $3.00.
Heavy Hall Friday
The hardest hail storm this sec
tion bas experienced m many years
visited us last Friday afternoon
about two o'clock. The hail stones
not as large as eggs—they are
never that large—but many were
the size of a marble,
were broken in some bouses. A
heavy rain accompanied the bail.
Well Worth Trying.
W. H. Brown, the popular pen
sion attorney, of Pittsfield, Vt.,
says: Next to a pension, the
best thing to get is Dr. King's New
Life Pills." He writes: "They
keep my family in splendid health. ' 1
Quick cure for Headache, Consti
pation and Bilionsness. 25c. Guar
anteed at J. A. Shreve's Drug
The Claiborne County Teachers'
Association will hold its next regu
lar meeting in the Superintendent's
office, Saturday, March 17th, be
ginning at if o'clock a. m.H
who are interested iu our schools
are cordially invited.
S. J. RUSSELL, Co. Supt.
Mrs. B. W. Evans, Clearwater,
sick for three months. The .doc
tors said he had quick consumption.
We prôcnreci a bottle of Ballard's
Horebound Syrup and it cured him.
That was six years ago and since
then we have always kept a bottle
in the house. We cannot do with
out it. For coughs and colds it
has no equal" 35c, 50c and $1.
Sold by Pope Drug Co.
My husband lay
C.-H. A. Won.
On Tuesday afternoon, 27th ult.,
the C.-H. A. ball team played the
Jefferson Military College team at
Natchez and won by a score of 3
to o, The batteries were : J. M.
C., Clark and Jennings ; C.-H. A.,
Murch and Hawkins. This is the
first game of the season, being one
of the carnival attractions.
Starving to Death.
Because her stomach was so
weakened by useless drugging that
she could not eat, Mrs. Mary H.
Walters of St. Clair St., Columbus,
O., was literally starving to death.
She writes ;
weak from useless drugs that I
could not eat, and my nerves so
wrecked that 1 could not sleep ;
and not before I was given up to
die was I induced to try Electric
Bitters ; with the wonderful result
that improvement began at once,
and a complete cure followed."
Best Health Tonic on earth.
Guaranteed by J. A. Shreve, Drug
My stomach was so
2000 BUSHELS i
Will Pay Cash.
TILL BROS., Ru&sura.
E.S.& J.T.& H. W. M. DKAKK
ORT GIBSON, : Mississippi
Practice ta all the Court, of Claiborne and |cf
erson Countie», and Federal and Supreme
Court* at Jackson. Real estate for aale.
J. N. BRASHEAR,
J\ ttomey -at-baW,
fPORT GIBSON, MISSJQ
DR. L. A. SMITH,
SPORT GIBSON, MISS
R. B. ANDERSON,
Careful attention given to bcuine*a4
M. M. SATTERFIELD,
Attorney at Law,
PORT GIBSON, MISS,
Will practice in the Court* of thia and adjoin
ing Coon lie».
Prepared to repair old guns, pis
tols and locks, making them as
good as new.
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