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HI Sffii— VOL. XXXI. NO. 41
PORT GIBSON. CLAIBORNE C0 M MISS., THURSDAY, FEB. 7. 1907.
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The lecture of Geo. R. Wendling
last Saturday night was an event
long to be remembered by the think
ing people of Port Gibson. The
subject was "Stonewall Jackson,
and in the course of an hour and a
half Mr. Wendling gave aluminous
analysis of Jackson's genius, and a
brilliant exposition of his achieve
After a brief and appropriate in
troduction by our townsman, Mr.
J. McC. Martin, Mr. Wendling be
gan by giving an account of Jack
son's early years, leading up to a
description of the first Battle of
Manassas, which is a piece of rhet
oric was pictorial in its power. But
that battle, said the lecturer, set
tled and could settle, nothing,
was," said he, "but the lightning's
flash that revealed to Northern and
to Southern people the greatness
and the darkness of the thunder
cloud of war.
that battle made it piain to the au
dience that Mr. Wendling has all
of the arts and many of the graces
of an orator.
After his battle-piece, Mr. Wend
ling entered upon a close and pro
found analysis of the cause of the
Civil War, which he traced back oF
Negro Slavery and back of the doc
trine of States.' Rights, to a dual
principle of antagonism inherited
by Americans from their English
ancestors, and which could be
fused into unity and harmony, he
said, only by the purging fire of
The description of
The lecturer then gave a minute
account of Stonewall Jackson's ear
lier campaigns, bringing into play
a power of statement so clear that
the most intricate maneuvers of
military strategy were made plain.
Indeed, Ml Wendling's greatest
gift is not his eloquence, nor the
force of his thought, nor the beauty
of his diction; (though he has all
these graces In a high degree), but
his greatest gift is his wonderiul
lucidity of statement that makes
the most abstruse subjects appear
to l>e "ns clear as light and plainer
than the suu.|
Mr. Wendling undertook to draw
a parallel between Jackson and
Grant which was more subtle than
it was convincing ; and another be
tween Jackson and Cromwell which
was both profound and satisfying.
It was in the comparison of Jackson
and Cromwell that be applied to
Jackson Goethe's celebrated saying
of Spinoza that he was "a God-in
toxicated man. " This phrase, said
Mr. Wendling, is the key that un
locks the riddle of Stonewall Jack
son's character,—he was "a God
Mr. Wendling allowed his wit to
play through and lighten several
paragraphs of his great lecture.
His wit has a tart flavor of its own
—it is incisive, sharp, and satircal,
as in his thrusts at Secretary Stan
ton, and at the meddlesome busy
bodies in Richmond, and at the dis
patches sent north by Hooker and
Pope before and after their defeats.
||If the lecture fell short of any
excellence it was the failure to nse
to its fullest limit, for oratorical
purposes, Stonewall Jackson's
death-scene—the most dramatic and
pathetic event in his great career.
But it would be a thankless task to
find fault with anything so full of
grace and beauty and power *as Mr.
* Wendling's lecture. It is the high
water mark reached thus far in the
Lyceum Course now running in
Port Gibson. To have listened to
such a masterpiece of eloquence
from such au accomplished orator
as George R. Wendling is a memo
rable event in a life-time.
P. W. J.
The Limit of Life.
The most eminent medical scien
tists arc unanimous in the conc *®r
sion that the generally accepted
limitation of human life is many
years below the attainment Possi
ble with the advanced knowledge
of which the race is now possessed.
The critical period, that determines
its duration, seems to be between
50 and 60 ; the proper care of the
body during this decade cannot be
too strongly urged ; carelessness
then being fata» to longevity. Na
ture's best helper after 50 is Elec
tric Bitters, the scientific tonic
medicine that revitalizes every or
gan of the body. Guaranteed by
J. A. Shreve, Druggist. 50c.
••One of the Possibilities.
The list of "wet counties in Mis
sissippi is being gradually but suae
ly reduced, and it is beginning to
look as if the timsSwill come in the
near future wheti the entire state
will align itself, by I vote of the citi
zens under the proiibition banner,
that is presuming he prohibition
fight is kept up as vigorously in
the future as it his been in the
recent past. This is,*e are told, the
second time Jefferson has aligned
herself with the dry counties ol the
state, the first beng about ten
years ago. At that time the elec
tion was even clos r than the one
just held, a majorif ' of only 7 be
ing returned, whi i this time it
was 24. The coun f remained dry
just two years and 11 the next elec
tion again went let and has re
mained one of tlx few whiskey
counties of the stfte since then.
Since Jefferson has left the "wet
column there are osly eight coun
ties out of the sevepty-four in the
state left in the "w*t" column, and
of these one is Adams, where we
are told it is more difficult than
ever to secure a sofficient number
of signatures to petitions to secure
a license. It would be strange in
deed to see Adams go "dry," but
that is one of the possibilities, if not
probabilités. —Natchez Bulletin.
Eodorsed By Til« County.
The most popalar remedy in
Otsego County, anl the best friend
of my family," writes Wm. W.
Dietz, editor aod publisher of the
Otsego Journal, Gllbertsville, N
Y., "is Dr. King's New Discovery.
It has proved to be an infallible
enre for coughs and colds, making
short work of the worst of them.
We always keep a bottle in the
house. I believe it to be the most
valuable prescription known for
Lung and Thrg|L diseases." Guar
antied to neyep'vf
er. tVj. A alhrev
ippoint the tak
js Drug Store.
^ Trial bottles
Why D#>es the Governor Delay ?
Jacksfcn, Miss.,Feb. 1—(Special)
—OfficA-s and priâtes if the Mis
dering V what hasl|iecotie of the
sensational charge pnfeired against
the officer commanding Msj-Geu.
S.R.Keesler.of Greenwood, by Capt
S. H. Bagnell, commander of the
Port Gibson Rifles, in t>ehalf of a
member of the latter organization
named Robert Montgomery, who
alleges that he was slapped in the
face, enrsed and abused by Gen.
Keesler at the Gnlfport encamp
Governor Vardanian has given
out no statement or intimation as
to what he is going to do in the
matter. The charge is still on file
in the executive office, and if any
action is taken it must emanate from
that source. The endeavor has
made to induce Capt. Bagnell to
withdraw the ebatge, but he has
thus far declined to do so. The
report that the matter had been
satisfactorily adjusted is a mistake.
—-Jakson Correspondent Natchez
ard are won
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applied to a sore, burn or wound,
to a case of piles. I've nsed it
and know what I'm talking about
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Davis Island Inundated.
Natchez, Feb. 2.—The Natchez
and Vicksburg Packet company's
mail !>oat, Senator Cordill., came in
to-dav blocked off with the tenants,
live stock and household goods
taken from Legrand, W Page's
on Davis Island, twenty
miles south of Vicksburg. The
levee at that place broke dnritig
the night, but the men were able
to move the stock and household
goods before the water rose too
The island will remain under
water until the river recedes. All
the stock and moveables at Ashland
plantation have been removed to
high ground. The private levee
at this place gave way in 1903, but
the stock was saved.—Vicksburg
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