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Letters of Acknowledgment.
The Reveille has been requested to publish the following letters which acknowledge the receipt of a barrel of preserves sent by the la dies of Port Gibson to the Bible Training School at Kansas City : Mrs. Clara B. Drake : Your cordial letter giving prom ise of the Thanksgiving barrel from your Auxiliary came days ago, and I have been waiting for the arrival of the fruit that I might acknowledge the kindness in anticipation aud fulfillment at the same time. Our friends have been very kind to us this Thanksgiving and each token of their loving thought for us brings us pleasure. We want the women of our church to know our school and to love it. We want them to feel that they own it, we are thankful for every manifes-1 talion of love that shows their ap-1 predation of its value to the church 1 I some as and to the world. I am also very glad to hear that another the ladies are preparing token of their good will and I shall allow Miss Drake to enjoy it this year and then send it to the Missis sippi Room. I moved her into a larger room this year, wishing to give her more privileges as a Sen ior. She is doing fine work in her course and has developed qualities of leadership that will enhance her value as a missionary. Please convey to the ladies who have assisted you in the prepara tion of the barrel the expression of ray gratitude May the reflex in fluence of their generosity bless their own hearts. Yours in Christian service, MARIA LAYNG GIBSON. Principal. Miss Nell Drake's letter is as follows : The barrel of preserves has ar rived safe and sound, and is much appreciated. Thank you so much foi the trouble you went to in get ting it up. Thank all the ladies for me, too, and tell them whenev er I am eating preserves at the table I will think they are Port Gibson preserves and will feel as if I bad a piece of home. The gift is certainly a great help and is fine. • « »> Long Live the King ! is the popular cry throughout Eu ropean countries ; while in Ameri ca, the cry of the present day is Long Live Dr. King's New Dis covery, King of Throat and Lung Remedies," of which Mrs. Julia Ryder Paine, Truro, Mass., says: "It never fails to give immediate relief and to quickly cure a cough or cold." Mrs. Paine's opinion is shared by a majority of the inhabi tants of this country. New Dis covery cures weft lungs and sore throats after all other remedies have failed ; and for coughs aud colds it's the only sure cure. Guar anteed by J. A. Shreve, Druggist. « « Whereat, it has pleased God to call Mrs. T. M. Rea, wife of our beloved brother, Thos. M. Rea, to a higher and better world ; there fore be it Resolved, That we extend to our beloved brother our heartfelt sym pathy in his great loss of his life's companion and ask God's blessings upon him in his bereavement. Beit further resolved, That these resolutions be spread upon the min utes of Washington Lodge No. 3, published in the Reveille, and à copy be given Brother Rea. MAURICE CAHN, M. M. SATTERFIELD, A. K. BRASHEAR, Committee. Claiborne county veterans who have not received crosses of honor will please send their names to me as soon as possible. ROSEMARY S. NESMITH, Pres. Ww. T. Martin Chapter, U. D. C^'-Martin, Miss. s CHILDREN Who have worms, who are sickly, restless or irritable; those who eat too much sweet stuff, who suffer from colic or irregular bowel movements, will grow strong, rosy and cheerful under the cleansing and invigorating influence of % PRICKLY ASH BITTERS / As a corrective for disorders in the stomach or bowels, for clear ing the complexion and promoting appetite, sound sleep and cheerful •pints, it is unequaled. Good for either sex and all ages from five years upwards. 3 •' in Red on Front Label. Price $1.00 per bottle. Oet the Genuine with the Figure Sold by Druggists. POPE DRUG CO. SPECIAL AGENTS Death of Cora Jones.. Died, in Lamar, Miss., December 9th, 1906, Cora Valentine Jones, daughter of Mrs. J. E. Jones and grand-daughter of Mrs. M. J. Hicks. This little girl endeared herself to the hearts of many in this town, during a few months spent here last spring. In the sweetness and gentleness of her spirit she seemed to be one of those little ones born for Heaven. Her teachers at Sunday school and day school unite in expressions of praise and affection for one who has left no memory behind but that of a gentle, obedient life. At home there is the same record, and the deepest sympathy is felt for the mother so bereft, and for the little sister who is left to feel the loss of one who was always gentle and kind toward her. This little life of A 1 a a impress.on those among whom she moved, 1 know her was to love her, I see the sweet influence she exer not quite eleven years, lias left its As one said of her, "To and to • » cised among her friends was in it self a 'esson to those who witnessed it. The words of our Saviour, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God,'* apply to her, and she is now in that Presence where pain and sickness can never To those near and dear she come leaves a message of love in her life, and of hope in her death. She "is not dead, hut sleepeth", and yet lives in the hearts of those who » knew and loved her. • • The Charming Woman is not necessarily one of perfect form and features. Many a plain woman who could never serve as au artist's model, possesses those rare qualities that all the world ad mires ; neatness, clear eyes, clean, smooth skin and that sprightliness of step and action that accompany good health. A physically weak woman is never attractive, not even to herself. Electric Bitters restore weak women, give strong nerves, bright eyes, smooth, velvety skin, beautiful complexion. Guaranteed by J. A. Shreve, Druggist. 50c. In Memory of Mrs. Rea. Mrs. Chestina C. Rea was born Dec. 17th, 1846, seven miles from Port Gibson, and passed to her eternal reward Dec. 12th, 1906. She attended school at the Brash ear Academy aud the Port Gibson Female College, and was married to Mr. T. M. Rea Dec. 15th, 1868. Soon after her marriage she united with the Methodist church and continued a member to the day of her death. During the last few years of her life she was unable to attend regularly the services of the church, but expressed regret at being deprived of this privilege. Her last illness was very painful and protracted, but through it all she had an abiding faith in God ; there were no tnurmurings against the dispensations of Providence, but a quiet submission to the Di vine Will. Conscious that she could not recover, she gave direc tions about her funeral, and ex pressed the wish that her loved would meet her in Heaven. of I ones All was done that loving hands aud hearts could do to relieve her suf ferings and carry out her every wish. A husband, two daughters, a sis ter and a brother are left to mourn her loss. Now that she is gone they can only rest in the blessed hope inspired by the Christian re ligion that,— "Theie i* ■ land where beauty cannot fade. er Not »orrow dim the eye; Where true love shall not droop nor be dismayed And none shall ever die.'' May we all avail ourselves of the privilege of meeting in that land of beauty and undying love? W. H. LEWIS. POSTED.—Against hunting and and all other trespassing, Ban nockburn plantation. (Mrs.) E. R. Montgomery. MISS LOUISA PARSONS. A Plucky Ware«, Now In John» Hop kin« IloNpital wt Haiti more. 1 Miss Louisa Parions, head nurse of a ward in Johns Hopkins Hospital, has an interesting history. Parsons is one of the Nursing Sisters, a Nightingale nurse, trained in 1879 at St. Thomas' Hospital, London. Florenoe Crimean war, started this field of in struction under the name of SL Thomas' Training School for Nurses. For service in Egypt during the Misa Nightingale, after the Soudan war Miss Parsons has been highly commended and handsomely decorated. She received from Queen Victoria the Royal Red Cross, which the Queen, the Princess of Wales and other members of the royal family of England wear; a silver medal from tho English War Office, and a bronze medal from the Khedive of Egypt Miss Parsons is an Englishwoman of medium stature and active movement She sailed from London for the Soudan March 3, 1886, and landed at Suez, from which plat» she had a two and a half days' trip to Suakim. She was stationed on the steam transport Ganges, fitted up as a hospital. The boat received its complement of pa tients from the seat of war, wounded and fever-stricken. There were about four hundred sick on tho Ganges when Miss Parsons was assigned to that post. During her stay on tho steamer the ship was cleared off of all who could be moved. They were transferred to the Iberia and sent to London. Suakim is said to be the hottest place in the world—so hot that flies can't live there. Tho last popular belief, Miss Parsons says, is a mistake, for she saw and fought millions of flies there and all the plagues of IsraeL Miss Parsons, with two other sisters^ took back to England four hundred patients on the Iberia and only lost four on the way. She returned over land to Brindisi and crossed the Medi terranean to Alexandria, whence she went to Suez by rail, passing the bat tlefield of Tel-el-Keber, where the Arabs in 1883 lost five thousand in killed. The journey is described as terrible, on account of the heat With three other sisters she was stationed at Suez, and received all sick for warded from Suakim. As soon as con valescent they were put aboard home bound ships. It was intensely hot at Suez, and Mias Parsons had a thermometer, from ex cess of heat to burst in her pocket The hospital yard was gorgeous with beautiful flowers, but they had to be gathered before four o'clock in the morning or the hot atmosphere robbed them of their fragrance. In some of the marches the men, suffering with dreadful thirst would drink water that had been laying in the sun for days in the skin bags. The result was always a largely increased number for the hospitala She was herself at tacked with typhoid fever at Suez, suf fered a relapse on the homeward voy age on the steamer Ganges, and had a second relapse after she reached her home. Miss Parsons sent her resignation to the War office before coming to this country. She came to the United States on a visit, but circumstances caused her to remain longer than she expected, and finally to accept a place in the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has never served in any other hospital is the United States. — N. Y. Express. NOT ALWAYS PRETTY. Idolizing Notoiiou» Women a Fault oi Reporter». When a woman becomes involved in any escapade that renders her suddenly notorious she is invariably referred to as beautiful, and generally a descrip tion more or less fanciful of her various charms is given. Thia enterprise on the part of correspondents, mys the Chica go Herald, is entirely unnecessary, be cause it is not alwjuy» the handsome woman who proves kh st attractive to the opposite sex or is viable of doing the most mischief in the world. This truth is well illustrated in the case of Mrs. Hetherington. She was variously described as "ravishingly beautiful,' 1 as having a "doll face with a baby's complexion," and as vainly conscious of her own charms. She passed through Chicago the other day, and a truthful reporter of the Herald describes her as plain. She is short and slightly built and has a sallow complexion and dark rings around the eyes. Perhaps such a description accords with the popular notions of beauty in Japan, that land of sallow complexions and little worn en, but we have different ideas here. I Genuine Columbia lamps, 4, 8, 16 and 32 candle-power, hylos and oth er things iu the electrical line. Cop per rubber covered wire sockets, rosetts, extension plugs, lamp cord, pure wire, fuse plugs. E. H. JOHNSON. FOR SALE.—Finest building site on Church street. Price mod erate, terms to suit purchaser. For particulars apply to JACOB BERNHEIMER. OSTRICH FARMING * - / How the Bird of the Beautiful Plum ago Is Raised. A California Indu ■ try That Return» Good V Profit». Though the Ulule» Are Great— > V Some of the Way» and Cliarao terUtlc» of the Ovtrleh. r Among the many points of interest about this city is the Pasadena Ostrich Farm, writes a Cincinnati Enquirer correspondent from Pasadena, Cal. It is only a short ride from town. » On one of the innumerable sunny, cloud less days that come to Southern California we visited the ostrich farm. Over the en trance gate are the words: "Admission twenty-five ceuta,'' W*o had been invited to look at the rare bird*, so our purses were none the lighter for 1 he visit. « Betöre us was a picketed inclosure, over one side of which canvas is tacked, that the curious passers-by may not have a view of the ostriches without paying the admission M Leaving the carnago we walked along to Che far side of the indosure. As we stood before the fence the keeper gave a peculiar call and tho ostriches hurried toward us. We had expected such groat birds to move awkwardly. Instead, they move with an easy, gilding gait not unlike the camels. Perhaps both acquired it in the same way— from walking over the deep sanda in their native land. There must have been twelve or fifteen ostriches in the corral. They are strange looking creatures, with long, bare legs, broad, flat bodies, and long, serpent-like necks, well suited to their small heads and bright eyes. The body of the ostrich is from four to five feet high, and the head rises high above the back, eight or ten feet from the ground. As wo gazed at the strange birds one of jur party remarked, laughingly, that the saying« "A bird iu the band, etc.," seemed to have lost its meaning. Standing before eight or ten of the queer birds, with their small heads darting here and there, by tho qcick twists and curves of the snake-like ntvtes, is enough to make »oneuncomfortable. The legs are so stilt like that, for a time, only scaly, bare legs and writhing necks impressed us. We offered a few oranges in our out stretched hands. The necks wriggled over the high fence aud quickly the oranges were snatched from our open hands and •wallowed whole We know that this is true, for we saw them passing down through the long, slender necks. The most tortunate of the ostriches showed two or three distensions of the neck. . The bird's foot has two toes—indeed, It may be said to have one great too with another seemingly undeveloped. But it is for its plumage that the ostrich is noted. We turned our attention to the plumage. The great bodies are thickly covered with overlapping feathers, looking somewhat like thoroughly worn-out tips. The male birds are black; the females a brownish gray. , We were greatly surprised to see the number of plumes on the wings—not less than thirty or forty overlapping on the tip of each wing. 1 The keeper threw several handfuls of oorn to the ostriches, also some alfalfa (a kind of hay), cut up and wet with water. They seemed greedy, but we were told it did not require a great deal to keep them. While the heads were darting about for the feed on the ground the keeper lifted one of the wings and ran his hand through the mass of feathers, calling forth an ex clamation of surprise and delight from each of us. The finest, heaviest plumes in which women always delight are the tail feathers —the soft white ones are from the tail of the male bird. Long white feathers also tip the wings of the male, but the most of his wing feathers ar e black. .. • These are the three natural colors—black, white and grav—and after cleaning the feathers are ready for use, if the natural color is desired. Of course, the white ones must be bleached, and if some color other than those mentioned is desired, it is ob tained by dyeing. At the farm the wing feather may be had for about 11.50, the price varying with the size of the feathers. t An ostrich egg is about the length of one's hand and about as wide, in form like a hen's egg, excepting that it is less pointed. It is heavy In proportion to its size, for the shell is very thick ; in appearance it is like porcelain. We saw three shells "blown out" like Easter eggs. The price of the empty shell is (1.501 The fresh eggs are not to be had at any price. Tourists buy tho empty eggs. Some deco rate them for their Eastern homes. But they would certainly be much more pleas ant without tho "decoration. Here in California the eggs are hatched In incubators. We were told that hatched in this way the young birds made their ap pearance after forty days and are then about the size of a hen. In Africa, the home of the ostrich, the eggs are often left for days with no other heat than that of the sun. Here the nights are so cold that the only practicable way of batching the eggs is by the use of an incu bator. The birds of which I have been writing are about four years old, and were imported from Africa. The length of time required to bring eggs to this country from Africa is so great that it makes their importation wholly impracticable. Should the conditions here prove favorable to the raising of tho ostrich it ought to be a very profitable business. Each bird bears so many plumes, and these may be gathered yeariy. In many localities in Africa where the os trich was once found in great numbers, they are rapidly disappearing before the marob of civilization. From early times their plumes have been admired and worn. The demand for them seems to be increasing rather than dimln iahing. Their demand has made what is called "ostrich farming" very profitable in Africa. In a wild state from five to fifty ostriches may be found together. The nest is a shallow pit scraped out of the sand with their feet. In this nest from four to five females lay their eggs. When ten to twelve eggs are iaia the cock begins to brood. During the night bo is surrounded by hi» wives. This is presumably to guard thg nest from jackals aud other wild animals rather than to assist iu hatching the eggs,for they are often left for deya to the heat ol the sun only. About thirty eggs are laid in the nest and as many more are scattered around it. Hunters often cover themselves with masks of ostrich feathers, and in this waj approach tho shy birds. Only the young birds are captured. If theostri the torrid be., surely could not e< :i this. The indust * «rill tell !• ,-v ongaged c «tand "ostn< „ . . „j.. 1 ») stillborn California misse» imtive country, it v* .1 tue nier land than . ;. f , •- here. Time •»!! do when those w.ouybly under A Wonderful Happening. Port Byron, N. Y., has witnessed one of the most remarkable cases of healing ever recorded. A mos F. King, of that place, says : ' Biick len's 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 riety. Will pay highest cash price. COHN BROS. fORT QIBSON, . MISS. /* $165,000.00 Quarar\ted to Depositors /* We solicit your business Buy a # \ * fee I w < 5. ■ J ft • ; « m 2 Q & ©• ki from L. HIBOU » JEWELER as» /. * j KILL* AND cun G N i < C&i 7 H£ LU ft Civ* V» WITH - . 1 . ™»C Pries k 60 c L $1.00 J Fica ïriaî. I 0 NSUMPTI 0 N 0 UGHS a.id OLDS Surest and Quickest Cure for all THROAT and LUNG TROUB LES, or MONEY BACK._ FASHION TAILOR. B. Fried has opened a tailoring business at the H. Frishman Building, Main Street, With my 12 years of garment making you may expect style amt superior workmanship. I have a fresh stock of the most up to date suitings. I make a specialty of cleaning, repairing and pressing both ladies' and gen Jemen'« cloth ing. Will call for and 'deliver goods Country orders receive attention. ISAAC FIFE'S Livery, Feed and Sale Stable AT HERMANVILLE. I have just opened a new and up to date stable, stocked with good horses, and solicit business. ISAAC FIFE, Hermanville Call and see Hibou, the Jeweler. ) sa • wuannwBi —*!W SC WanS *ar* ' % e . Sffly *• •1 STAR ■ 9 V BE 9S t ,4 H 1 You won't get a better chew if you hunt from now till doomsday. For forty years "Star" has been the best chew made — full weight 16 oz. plugs—high est quality, best value and I JL I standard price. Don't be " held up ** by chews that seem to be as good as ! il Ï&I i: STAR PLUG CHEWING TOBACCO Only the ripe, sweet, fine-bodied leaf is selected for "Star" — it chews rich, wholesome, juicy and elastic— that's what makes it so economical. A 10c. piece of " Star chewing than other kind m Everywhere " 3 ; its quality iù so well known that everywhere as the best chew < f [ t & > r will give more good loc. worth of anv : J if V i is the favor ite % * it *:j accepted made. v t J* I 150 , 000,000 IOC. p 'tiCtt sold annually In AS8 Stores O. A. CASON, Manager H. GOEPEL, Treasurer port Qibson Oil Works, PORT GIBSON, MISS. FAYS HIQHESJ PRICE E 0 R G 0 TT 0 N SEED We have on hand for sale, at lowest cash prices, in any quantity, Cotton Seed Meal and Cotton Seed Hulls for feeding or fer tilizing purposes. Sil Tin Work 'll My friends is pai! "f my business as well h< plumbing, say ill it my W«bk in th.it line is just as proficient as in the • ! iu-r Jr Am! tfiis F what y»u imisi g<» by in f uming your opinion—actual r« miUs *h w von results? chance to Will y • -u give me I an: confident llt.it I can do your tin rk just as cheap—if rot cheaper—.as any one else and well as any one else will d.* it 1 make and put on tin valleys and shingles, make stove pipe Am in« Wl that it will be dei.e just as Give me your work this son tin I of., gutters. and » ib-.wsrin f.c* do anv c oiJ *f work with tin. fo*m. ti mi and prices will be given with pleasure— hIoi/i and it might be the tr.rans i f anvdiir.g !• ii.quire C* S s vtng E. H. JOHNSON, Plumbing and Tin Work, PORT aiBSON, MISS P. O. Box 60. Tel. 246 Notice to the Public T IN and I have open* »! m\ PLUHBINO Snvl' on Fanner St., between Mr. Kaniman's butcher shop and Chung KeeV store, where I am prepared to do all kinds of j Tin and Plumbing Work, and I ! ask the public t«» give me a call when in need of any work in my line. I am loing good work at a living price. # I have a fine line of Gutters and Piping. I am prepared to do all kinds of Gin Work, aud make Evaporators and Smoke Stacks, Molasses Skimmers; make all kinds of Tinware and repair Graniteware, make Stove Pipe and Elbows, make Galvanized Iron Water Tanks any size from 100 to 1000 gallons ALL WORK GUARANTEED. Respectfully I j WM. BOOZE, PORT QIBSON, HISS. Phone 53. &IÏJCATTON jMTfP j Dozers c- ' & <>' \j J /K>OKCS3 ' ANO W / / 7 CW /•i ■ SOÛLÉ COI.LRC TÎ «« ***• Leading and nt»iM»t Grad« Bn !**«•», Sh.»rth*c,d aad XnglUb TxulntV +'L >ol U the South. lOs re^ u everywhere as a Awake F; ioa!, »»liable, p f°V. eM, rL : n.:cce«»fol ecUoet. It make» 00 deine! ve protuiaes to ü fl AnT « collKöE owns sud oocapioi the Finest Buälnes* » ck »ft 8 »Udlagt* America. 19 Exprrleneed Teacher». keeper» »« d StenoKr*pher» recommended. » FOR SALE Fruit trees ano Rose Plants j ! I I am pup.ocd to supply ytnit j wauls with first class fruit Unp tarn! r* s- plants true to nap:« Prices as I» u as g< od stock ca: be grown. It is a u»IJ km wn fact iln ! nt! varieties < f Ii ntt tu * s du not > »• w and succeed TlU.r »•in soil. or fore buy yotif lieu?, that have b* » 1» thoroughly acclimated and tcst»d. Do not send your money t»> other states when you can get belt«« stock at home. Plate your ordus for this fall with £. w. BRyCE, Nurseryman and Beekeeper, Port Gibson, Miss. Phone 195-4 m 1 am prepared to furnish mate rial and do contrait work of aSJ kinds, both brick ami frame work Will do house, fence *nd all kind;' ol repairs at reasonable prices and guaiantce satisfaction in work uanship. Very respectfully, E, C, JORDAN, Contractor and Builder 01d Glothes Made to Look Like New ! by having them cleaned or dyedjby JOHN LANGFO RD,The Taijor