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« TKLKPHOKB NO. «9 THURSDAY. JAN. 3, 1907. H. H. CftlBLCR BUBBCIIIRTION PRICK $2 P£R VIA* Entered at the Postofllce at Port Gibson, Mise, as eecond-clast mail matter. For Assessor The Reveille ia authorised lo announce SAM PRICE candidate lor Assessor, subject to the will a« « of the Democratic voter«. ' * For Treasurer To the voters of Claiborne County: I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of County Treaaurer, for the ensuing term, subject to the action of the Democratic party. E. C. JORDAN. Rev. A. D Hiller Dead Rev. A. D. Miller, for four years pastor of the Herroanville Metho dist church, died of pneumonia Sunday night at Natchez. Mr. Miller was a man of exetn pl.iry character, a pure Christian, loved by all who knew him. had served the Pearl street church at Natchez for two years and was starting on his third year During his 26 years' ministry he had served only eight churches. The deceased leaves his wife and several children, among the latter being Mrs G. W. Robertson of Hermanville. • The remains were buried at Her tnanville Monday. He Disarmed the Constable. Last Friday while bringing a ne gro named White to town for incar ceration in jail on a charge of ob taining money under false preten ses, Constable J. M, Crawford of the third district was caught una wares by the prisoner and relieved of his pistol. White ordered the officer to return the way he came, while he made good his escape. Mr. Crawford was bringing the prisoner in a buggy. Not thinking that he would attempt to escape, he did not even have the negro handcuffed. Negroes Qiven Good Advice. There were about three hundred and fifty negroes at Rodney on Sat urday, Dec. 22nd, for the purpose of hearing a speech on the necessity of the race paying its part pf the school, or poll, tax in order to show that it means to bear its share of the burden. Caleb Collier, one of the ante bellum negroes and a good citizen, addressed the gathering. Some white men who heard the speech think that much good will come of it. Death of Mrs. 5 aunders. Mrs. Fannie Sillers Saunders, daughter of the late William Sil lers and a native of this county, died last Sunday at her home at Mem phis and the remains were buried at Port Gibson yesterday. Mrs. Saunders was twice mar ried, her first husband, a Mr.Speak, died many years ago. Mrs. Saun ders leaves her husband and two daughters, all of whom attended the funeral. • Perfect Prescription, Precision end Prompt* ness-~Pope Drug Co' 8 I silent motto. lira. Jennie G. Stowers Dead. Mrs. Jennie Girault Stowers died at her home in Memphis last Fri day, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Stowers was a na tive of Claiborne county and was well known to many of our people. She was a half sister of the late Mrs. Juliet Stowers and Mr. J. R. Parkinson. Besides her husband, Mr. V. S. Stowers, she leaves two children. Notice. There will be a meeting of Camp Claiborne No. 167, U. C. V., on Jan. 19th, 1907, at the court house in Port Gibson, Miss., at 11 o'clock a. m., it being a regular meeting on account of Gen. R. E. Lee's birth day. All Confederate veterans in the county, whether members of the Camp or not, are requested to meet with us. R. A. OWEN. Cotn'r. THOS. M. REA, Adj't. Notice. As this is an election year, I take the liberty of 'emindiug the voters of the fact that to be a qualified elector your taxes must be paid by February i, 1907. I simply do this as a reminder to some who might otherwise overlook the matter. Respectfully, S. H. BAGNELL, Sheriff. A WINTER SONQ. Bummer, smiling sadly, fled. Autumn faced. u> In her Head; / * Like s Joyou* matron the / Near her full-stored granary ' Stood among the golden »heaves In the long, moon-lighted eves. Tossing us belated roses, Crimson fruit from orchard closes, Purple grapee for each new comet. Bo we did not mite the summer. 7 \ Autumn then, grown bent and graft Faded from our alght away; AU the red leaves changed to brows* f All the dead leave« fluttered down, j TUI the foresta, stripped and bare, j Shivered In the froety air. / Then, with Icy frontlet sparkling, Came the winter, stern and darkUnfA BtiU we aang amid rough weather: ' Spring, dear spring, will fall us no▼•*.*' 80, when heavier losses smite, ' Turning noonday into night. ' When life'« summer blossoms fadft And Ufa's boughs are naked made, r We can trust the Lord to bring In good time His healing spring. And, though cold winds swoop andhovir O'er the graves of frieud and lover, 1 To give baek from His safe keeping These, our dead. Who are but sleeping. —Susan ('ootid gs, in S. S. Tints. HEB BABY BROTHER. I fell in love with Arabella Appleby when I was very young. There was a great tribe of young Appleby a, who lived with their parents in their country seat in Dovedell, and Arabella had, as elder sister, a miracu lous number of household cares in conse quence. However, her principal one was Bob, a youngster in tunica and short panta loons, who was the very imp of mischief, but whom ahe adored, believing him, as did the reat of the family, to be a moat remark able boy. I had been courting Arabella for a year, but had never yet found a moment in which to pop the question because of this dreadful Bob. We are all byprocrit««. I admit that I did curry favor with the family by praising Bob, but to tell the truth I detested him. And now there had begun to call upqn Am bella a light-haired young doctor, evidently favored by papa, and I resolved to speak or die. Even with Bob stratagem might pro vail; he might become absorbed in some thing. I knew his great and unsatisfied longing for lire-crackers. I would buy him some. 1 would lead him and Arabella to some sequestered nook, and amidst tha cracks and explosions ask her to be mine. The difficulty was to do it in such a way that Mamma Appleby could not find it out. ' Notningbut tho awful certainty that his mamma felt that any thing connected with gunpowder, from a cannon to a torpedo, was necessarily fatal to somebody, bad nerved her to deny her darling the desire of his heart; but since it had been denied, I knew my power. With two pounds of cream candy in one pocket, and a packet of Chinese crackers in the other, I proceeded one afternoon to the Appleby mansion and asked for Bob. Bob is somewhere in the garden," said Mrs. Appleby. " His sister Arabella is try ing to persuade him to take tho kittens out of the tin pail. He's selling them for clams (with the cover on, you know), and she's afraid the poor little things will be smoth ered." At this instant the air was rent with shrieks. "She's taken 'em out, poor child," said mamma. "Perhaps I'd best go and see what I can do with him." " Mum, the butcher," proclaimed a blessed servant at that instant. I'll go," said I. " I have some candy in my pocket. I think I can console him. Mrs. Appleby went kitchcnward. I, led by the howls, found Bob. He was in the summer-house, beating my Arabella with both his fists, while she held in her lap a party of very young and skinny kittens, that had evidently net been rescued from the air-tight tin can a moment too soon. Good afternoon, Miss Arabella," said I. Why, Bobby, what's the matter! Come here and sec what I've got for you." And I produced a portion of the cream candy. Bobby stopped yelling. He came toward me, still streaky with tears, and extended his paw for the candy. Let us take him down to tho grove, Miss Arabella," said I. "A sort of change of scene for him; and I want him to say his last new piece—' Charge of the Light Brigade,' you know. It's roally wonderful for so young a child." . "Oh! indeed it is, Mr. Rawdoov" said Arabella. " Come, Bobby." There wo were in the grove; the tree« encompassed us; the grass was green under our feet; the skies were blue, the breeze delightful. No one near to disturb us. Now, if I could quiet Bob, I could " tell my tale." Now, Bobby," said I, " let'a have tha piece, and then I'll give you something alee." I „ " Say it, Bobby," said Arabella. ; "No," said Bobby. " Well, no matter," said I. " It isn't right to overtax his fine mind, Miss Arabella, j I'll wait until he's ready. Here is the oandy, Bobby, and here is something else. "Oh, Mr. Itawdon!" cried Arabella. n What 1 eould mamma say!" They are perfectly harmless," said I; ft •I 4 » U 44 "and it is certain that he will have them some day. Why not let me teach him how I to use them! Poor child ! he has longed for C ? know it," said Arabella. "Now do be careful, ôh !—ah!" "Hold it so, Bobby," I said, "and hold this so, aud light this thread, then off it goes." Whack! smack! crack ! went the cracker. Hsrray!" yelled Bob, in great glee. "Lemmeflrc 'em mvself. Just what I wanted. But there stood Ara bella, absorbed in the wonderful sight. Off went the crackers. "Isn't he cunning!" cried Arabella. "Oh, I've a good mind to go and call mamma to see him!" "She'd be nervous," said I. "Miss Ara bella, 1 have for a long time been very anx ious to —" "ôoo, tome fire off my clackers," said Bobby, advancing at this instant. "Fire them off yourself, like a man," said I. "I ain't a man," cried Bobby, insulted. " No such a sing," and he began to yell. "He's sister's treasure," said Arabella. "Please, Mr. ltawden, fire off one for him 11 I fired a dozen. Then Bob's mood changed. " Flire 'em myse'f," he remarked, and took them from one and disappeared behind the bench. I began again : "Miss Arabella," I commenced, "Ihave waited to say what I now have to say, until kny heart is almost bursting. I do not dare to flatter myself that my sentiments are reciprocated; but you must Uava seen —" - Whack! whack! smack! crack! Arabella started away with a scream. " I stood like Mrs. Crummels, only not "on my head," "in the midst of blazing fire works." That imp of darkness-Bob-had pinned a pack to my coat-tails, and set them off. "Ob, naughty, naughty Bob! Oik hew it A Wonderful Happening. Port Byron, N. Y., has witnessed one of the most remarkable cases of healing ever recorded. Amos F. King, of that place, says : ' Btick len'a Arnica Salve cured a sore on my leg with which I had suffered over 80 years. I am now eighty five." Guaranteed to cure all sores by J. A. Shreve, Druggist. 50c. Want 5000 bushels peas, any va I riety. Will pay highest cash price. 44 4. f( »» COHN BROS. tEFLEX ACTION." t* Ouri#ua Poww of the Nerves Over the Muscles. T.„ Wonderfully Delicate System of Te J|gr»f hy Vo u>t RdillnE In AH Ani > hihi liiid o -SI .u In Explanation of It« kMMlUl I'eatures. To-day I have been watching my two cata—U 10 black "Profoaaor" and ins materral ancoatar—playing in the iliulng-roo. >. I)«H|»il© the lady'» age, -be mains much of the spirit of her r *mth. aud dooa not object to a romp 4'iUt hoi* rfdod-muuri 1 son. Now and hen loano temper tv ill exhibit itself a a »marl which invariably cornea from tit*, hide of tho mother cat, and iben * .*r< 'esc •" scuttles off with the *l«.\'«n:t .b..i is 'oorn of sheer alarm w.. .tad teeth as moans of ma iu ✓enge. Li ko two weary fen * os s, tho cats have been thrusting and parrying at one another Ibis morning. Kaciug one another. j have stood ike feline statue», j 1 . 1 ...cable and in .! iiue-like repose, j ■»as on the strain. V Im «-no watches • r t sh orcry nerve .ho other, eager to anticipate attack 1 r ret roal: and. on the siiirulest move j llow * _ s^ond Us tho etimu'.ailon of outward ! .,.ugs w'..ku is exorcising my mind ,,j a y. \Y holher in cut er in man, in I %ormQr in mollusk, .ho way of the ,.arvoi cacma to bo identic* !. ..out, tho battle royal was begun It is this uluority of nerve to * phases of Under!, in?» all the va rvotiJ action, wo find oao t reat and ■le, for the iir*it elucl ,ve arc indebted to -u - jg in-i.ic, v.U'ü cf vhu.'i ; ; B ■. f i *e genius of .no lute lie. . i trsliull j lalL 'I he principle is know.is that t' reflex sciiou, and oue or two sim n,t iln • Nations will familiarisa us ' and m , dua operandi, . , , , ! j • i,trt crushing the strec., and near the 1 ...,rp trot of a cab-horse just behind Anxious to avoid accidents, I ; . ni y steps and reach tho oppo ,j dd alone. What has I ,,Ui pavement In safety. .eon the naturo and operation of the mechanism in this caseP Ü ji-VOUU >■' avos of sound from the cab's motion •rst of all were received by the drum f tho ear, were trun. ml ted to the :.ii»;i* oar, were modified and assorted, j as to roach the i ram as " sensa '..uus " of sound, and were finally ro . ,*cd and dealt with by that part of !ie braiu i-et apart for the control of Le herring sense. Thereupon, con iou». *ss of danger to my per utility was awoke, probably be ause the hearing part of the rain communicated with the Intel ictual eenters. At any rate, the re alt of sound-waves striking my ear /as the awakening of my mind to the •isk I ran in crossing tho street Now, .liis first piece of nervous play only 00s so far as to include tho convey 1 -noe to tho brain of a meai-age (or sensu tien") from the outer world. It , clear that, in order to escape dan ger, I must' possess means of acting, *0 a» intelligent policemen, upon information received," Accordingly of sound sooner or later from tho brain centers 'lie wi. 'won fleeted I part* Of the body—namely, Tiio hitter organa are *..» c „I10 jnusc.e*. -tiinum: t to r •' l ' activity, and I un i .v edi y landed on tho opposite :nent out of tho way of the cab. *e, then, that this Illustration enls us with a plain, unvarnished which ■ MV: No! i< itf»ry of that "reflex action" mderlies all our nervous operations, and which, therefore, forms the foun dation of all tho acts of our own lives, of those of my cats, and, indeed, regu lates the acts of all animals. When you draw back your head to avert a threatened blow, or whon your jyelids close as some one in play oasses his hand rapidly before your jyes, it is reflex action you again il .ustrate in your movements. The eye .eceivea, and its nerve transmits, a •sensation" of sight to the seeing eentor of the brain. Thence is "re jected" a nervous command to the muscles of the neck, or of the eye as the case may be. When my cats are romping here and there, each movoment whereby "Pro fessor" escapes his mother's attack is < arried out by a similar reflex action 0 f his nervous syBtem. When you ^^h the feelers on a snail's head and thom foW up ln the marV0 l 0 u8 fashion they exhibit, and when finally that mollusk retires into the privacy Oil last Thursday night, the 27th, Washington Lodge N'»- 3- A. F. & A. M., installed the following officers for the easuing year : Mau rice Cahn, past master, acting as installing officer ; C. A. French, W. M. ; M. H. Rogers, S W. ; B. H. Morehead, J. W. ; C. A. Talia ferro, S. D. \ Thos. M. Rea, Sec retary ; I. Zadek, S. and T- Wil liam Cahn, treasurer elect ; S. H. Baguell, J. W. elect, and J. F. Frierson, chaplain elect, not being present, their installation was post poned until next meeting. H Letter. Vicksburg, Miss., Oct. 3, 1904. Quin-Sharpe Drug Co., Vicksburg, Miss. Gentlemen : — Our sales on Hygenol have been larger in the past month than ever before. We can certainly recommend it to our customers as the purest and best Antiseptic ever handled. Yours truly, C. C. REYNOLDS DRUG CO T. M. Macbeth, Mgr. • 9 Bold in port ©ibeon by all Leading Druggist*. - - STANDING ARMIES. , Soldier* Don't Marry in France and Pop ulation Is Accordingly Decreasing. I The people of Europe are being brought face to face with the cost of great standing armies by a startling revelation just made by the collectors of vital statistics. The census shows that in 1890 the deaths m France ex ceeded the births by 88,440. When the announcement was first made the doc tors declared that the phenomenon wpe due to the ravages of la grippe. But the San Francisco Examiner says an examination of the table showed that the mortality had not been above the' average; it was the decrease in births which had caused the discrepancy. The returns show that there has been a large diminution in the number of mar riages and a decrease of 43,000 in the number of births as compared with the old average. This is the fruit of a large standing army. Soldiers cannot marry. They would not if they could; and if they could no general would be willing to encumber himself with an army corps of women. The marriageable males in France are reduced by just the number of men who are con scripted for military duty, and the birth rate falls off in proportion. W T hat is true of France is probably true of Germany and Italy. In those countries vital sta tistics are not collected as assiduously as they are in France. If they were they would probably show that the population of Germany is receding even more rapidly than that of its rival, for Germany has to endure a heavy annual loss from emigration, while France loses few of its people from that cause. It thus seems that the financial em barrassment brought upon those two countries by their war policy—which re veals itself in both by the labor troubles that are constantly breaking out in Paris and Berlin—is only one of the evil consequences of their warlike atti tude. They are not only spending the substance of their people and crushing them beneath an intolerable burden of taxation—the one to keep, the other to regain the spoils of war—but they are stopping the fountain which is the source of their strength and greatness and enduring the penalty of war with out a chance of winning its rewards. ANCIENT SUSPENSION BRIDGES. They Were Erected In China Centurie« Before the Chrmtlan Era Began. Suspension bridges which were built in the time of the 11 an dynasty (220 B. C. to 220 A. D.) are still standing, strik ing examples of early oriental engineer ing skill. According to historical and geographical writers of China it was Bhang Lieng, Kaen Tsu's chief of com mands who undertook to construct the first public roads in the flowery empire. At that time it was almost impossible for the province of Shense to communi cate with the capital. Lieng took an army of ten thousand workmen and cut great gorges through the mountains, filling up the canyons and valleys with the debris from his excavations. At places where deep gorges were trav ersed by large and rapid flowing streams he actually carried out his plan of throwing suspension bridges stretching from one slope to the other. These crossings, appropriately styled flying bridges" by the Chinese writers, are high and dangerous looking in the extreme. At the present day a bridge may still be seetf in Shense which is four hundred feet long and is stretched over a chasm more than a thousand feet deep. How those early engineers erect ed such a structure with the tools and appliances at their command is a mys tery to the Omaha World-llerald. Most ancient Chines*' bridges are only wida enough to admit of the passage of two mounted men, railings on either side serving to insure the traveler's safety. It : bought highly probable that the missionaries who first reported on the early suspension bridges of China and who, of course, gave sonje idea of their plan of construction, were really the cause of that unique species of bridge building being adopted by western na tions. Again we are impressed with the truth of Solomon's famous expres sion: "There is nothing new under tha sun.' »t The London Hospital*. There are nineteen general hospitala In London. Eleven of them have medi cal schools attached, and three, ät. Dai? tholomew, St. Thomas and St. Guy, are endowed. The first of these is the wealthiest and most ancient, having been founded in 1122. Its net revenue in 1889 was 8350,000. It owns houses in London and has also about 18,000 acres of land in various counties. St. Thomas' was founded in 1207, and has a revenue of about 8220,000. St Guy's has a rev enue of about i.30,000. The London hospital in Whitechapel road, with ac commodations for 776 patients, is the largest in the metropolis. It treats an nually also about 100,000 out-patients be«idei| trivial cases not registered. The total number of beds in the general and special hospitals in London is §,50(), of which 6,500 are in constant use. The poor law infirmaries and the sick wasds of the workhouse furnish 14,006 beds, and the metropolitan asylum board has 8,500 for infectious cases, the average number in use being less than 1,000. POSTED.—Against hunting and and all other trespassing, Banr nockburn plantation (Mrs.) E. R. Montgomery We Wish You a Happy and Prosperous NEW YEAR We wish to extend to our many patrons our thanks for their patronage and confidence pfaced in us for the past year and hope to receive a continuance of same. Our business is still growing and you have helped us make it grow. This new year we will be better fitted to give you better service and better prices. We want you to feel at home when in our store and to know that we appreciate your trade. If at any time we fail to please you tell us about it, we will make it right. Make one of your new year's resolutions that you will trade with us—people who appreciate your trade. Your friends, Pope Drug Company. ALL Ornaments, Novelties and Fancy Goods are sold now HALF THE PRICE for At David Bock's Department Store. FOR SALE—Good milk cow with young calf, Apply this office. FOR SALE.—A large residence on Church Street, with large lot, all necessary out buildings, modern improvements Price and terms reasonable. E. S. & J. T. & H. W M. Dkakk. FOR SALE—Good double store with upstair apartments. 117-118!I Carroll street, Port Gibson, Miss, Recently re-shingled, and re-fin-jj ished inside bargain, ply to A large and roomv Stove with a ware and small room attached, for rent in Rocky Springs. Miss Ap ply to J. K. Highlender and E. W. Ltun. Will let it go at a For prices and terms ap J N. BRASHEAR. MONEY TO LEND. T N. BRASHEAR. MONEY TO LEND.-C.-H. Academy has about $2000 to lend on real estate. Apply to A. K. BRASHEAR. Sec'y, Y«*ung aud Patlon POSTED. places against limiting THOS R. TRIM. nov8-6m. MONEY TO LEND.—We can negotiate loans on farm lands, at low rates and on long time. Not than forty per cent, of value more loaned, and only on first mortgage. E. S. & J. T. & H. W. M. Drakh FOR RENT.—Place in Tensas parish, La.. 350 acres open, and well fenced ; 5 room residence and tenant houses ; large barn and cribs, etc. good drinking Land very fertile, part. 150 acre hog pasture goes with place. Located 15 miles from St. Joseph, 2 miles from Tensas river. Also have about 300 acres on other place for rent. Would advance money for supplies to par ties who have their own teams. Come and see me or write to ALEX McLEOD, St. Joseph, La. water. Will rent all or WANTEP^-To let for a term of years, all or a parbof a plantation known as Cammack, situated near Deer Creek, in Sharkey and Issa quena counties. WM. W. MOORE, SR., 726 Cherry St., Vicksburg, Miss. dec20-3t FOR SALE—Plantation half wav between Hermanville and Port G ib soti. Terms reasonable. Title per fect. Apply to MRS. JENNIE V. S HARRIS, Port Gibson, Miss. augiô. Glramberlain-M Academ, PONT GIBSON MISS. Tuition lor the »eMrion, Payable. »15.00 at the time of enteance, fio.oo by the ist J«n. sn«i fio.oo by the ist March. A. K. BRASHEAR, Secretary! , j a CAKES, PIES, BREAD a j TO THE PUBLIC ! j We are prepared to ftiruish your needs in the way of Fancy Cakes of all kinds. 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