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two telephone no. *9 THURSDAY. AUG. 12, 1909 only =* I and H. H. CRISLCW ^ j_ ; , r r PRICE S2/PÉR YEAR SUBSCRIPTION Entered at the Postoffice at Port Gibson, Miss, second-class mail mt tter■ as Editor Reveille : a Several of our most enterprising pes going to A. & M. Col- hy take the short course be-| on farmers are lege to ginning Aug, 16th, and continuing 1 0 f for two weeks. A number of oth-1 ve _ wi lt attend the "Round Up" of rQ farmers' institutes to be held there 24th to 28th of August. of The state live stock association and also the state dairy associations s hold their annual meetings at the ; college during the "Round Up." Th ' farmer or stockman who would make progress and succeed should take advantage of these op por unities. * The inspiration gained from such meetings leads us to better things. Z L 1-ople to attend.! 8 Very truly, J. M. TAYLOR, Pres. State Livestock Association. ers It is indeed gratifying to note the increasing interest being mani fested by our people in the things We rejoice to spoken of above. that several of onr farmers note will take the short course in agri culture, also that others will attend the "round tip" a»d the live stock As Mr. Tay association meeting. The inspiration gained » » lor says. from such meetings leads us to We may know » I better things. ' bow to do many things that will be suggested at these gatherings, but we cannot get the inspiration, which is most essential to success, without attending them. Claiborne county is on the verge of a condition vastly more progres sive than any thing we formerly we want the experienced, and knowledge and the inspiration to take hold of the oppportunities that are presenting themselves. The Reveille honestly believes that if systematic diversification is practiced and enough good stock is raised to consume our surplus grain and hay, our lands will double in value in the next six or Let us go to work eight years, faithfully to accomplish this great ly-to-be-desired condition. LIGHTNING BUG FAMILY Is the Diagnosis Given the 5o Called nexican Flea by Entomologist. In reply to letters from Messrs. Till Bros, and J. M. Taylor in quiring for information relative to the bug which many of our farmers think are damaging the cotton, State Entomologist Harned writes: A. & M. College, Aug. 7, '09. Mr. J. M. Taylor, Port Gibson, Miss. Dear Sir : Your letter of August 5th enclos letter from Till Brothers of ang a the same date has been received. They also sent me another box of dhese insects. Enclosed you will Ænd a copy of the letter I have just -written them which I am sure will ••explain itself. I hear that you are going after the fallen squares in great shape in I hope you will give your county. -this a good test and that it works all right. I want to come down there soon and see how things are going. - Assuring you that I am always glad to receive insects for identi fication or to serve you in any way, I am, Your truly, R. W. HARNED, Director. A. & M. College, Aug. 7, '09. Till Bros., Russura, Miss. Dear Sirs : Your letter of August 4 and in sects under separate cover have been received. Mr. Taylor also forwarded the insects_to me that you sent him. In the box that you sent direct to me there were, as you perhaps know, three boll weevils. You are undoubtedly well acquainted with these insects by this time; however, if you desire further information or literature •concerning them, I shall be glad to send the same to. you. The remaining larger yellow aad black insects in this box and ail oi the insects in the.box that were beetles be Taylor sent longing to the F ire-fly öf Lighting Hug family (Family Lambyridae). These are not true Fire-flies, as are active in in the day time me instead of at night. There were I They are! two species of them. Soldier Beetles and are I be known as among our best friend among in-1 The adult beetles are sects. the I the only known to feed upon pollen and nectar of flowers; Ices, however, in the larva or "worm" 1 stage they are very active J and always carniverous, destroying commonest I usual-1 a great many of our pes ts. i n this stage they are hy 0 f a brownish color and are found J on the ground usually keeping out have a sort of 1 0 f sight. They ve lvety .appearance and rQ und rapidly. They have been I reporte( f as destroying the larvae I g of the Suar-Cane Borer in Louis-|^f iana> Q f the Cotton Worm in Mis * | s i S sippi, and of the Plum Curculio ; n many parts of the country. I You will find these insects upon the blossoms of many other plants, especially upon golden rod I Lnd other flowers with plenty of I pollen. 1 feel very sure that these fnsec.s are doing no damage. Assuring you «ha. I am always gla d to receive insects for ideutifi cation or to serve you in any way, I am, Yours truly, I R. W. HARNED, move a Entomolgist. EXPERiriENT STATION. I I I That is the Ambition of Hr. Q. H. | NEW Alford of Pike. A bill providing for the estab-1 lishing of a new agricultural exper-1 iment station in the gulf bills be- j tween Vicksburg and Natchez will be introduced by Hon. G. H. Al Pike representative from ford, county, at the coming session of the legislature, provided Gov. Noel will permit it, and Mr. Alford has lib doubt that the bill will pass practically without opposition, Mr. Alford calls attention to the fact that there is not an experi ment station on the peculiar char acter of soil found in that region in the state, nor in fact, in the en The state has experi tire south, ment stations in sections represent ing all the other soils having ex tensive areas in the state, includ ing the piney woods section, the delta, the brown loams and that at the Starkville A. & M. College, and the establishment of the pro posed station would practically complete the chain. The particular character of soil found there ts known locally as the cane and poplar hills, and is said to grow the finest long staple cotton in the world. For that rea son, if for no other, Mr. Alford thinks a station should be establish ed somewhere in that territory. A farmer himself, for years close ly identified with the progressive farming movements, once editor of the Southern Farm Gazette and now a member of the United States Agricultural Department's crops of experts, as well as being agri cultural commissione for Claiborne county, Mr. Alford may be said to be an authority on such matters, and his name attached to the pro posed bill will doubtless have much weight with the other legislators not so familiar with the subject of agriculture. Mr. Alford has another bill ready to present if he has an oppor tunity, to grant authority to county boards of supervisors to provide for the destruction of cotton stalks iu boll weevil territory as a tneans of destroying the weevil.—Jackson news. Mounger the Man. The Vicksburg Democrat, com menting on the judicial status of this district, says : Whoever is appointed let him be above all a man who entering the court room can throw away all prejudice, whether that prejudice be due to heredity or environment. Let him in a criminal trial be öne who is as ready to guard the inter ests of the unfortunate who sits at the bar of justice as he is willing to uphold the dignity of the state from which he receives his com Let him be ever imbued < < mission. with the sense of his duty to soci ety, but when society is the prose cutor let him remember that the state is but one party to the case and that the individual is under the law entitled to certain guaran teed rights. Let him be a man who will never assume the role of prosecutor and let him be a jurist l who will give the same attention Maraud consideration to the defend ant's -attorney's views of the law as she does to *his lawyer who repre sents the state. -Let him in cjvii cases deal out equal and exact jus tice and track the law whethqr in ago For his of doing so his decisions meet with popular approval or not. Let bim^ I be a man learned in the law, a man skilled in his profession, a man who believes that next to tneology I the law is the queen of the seien* a man who understands the Ices, 1 broad principles upon winch our J jurisprudence is founded, ptinci pies not evanescent but builded in I the pick of our free institutions, Let him be a man, honest, true J and courageous. I contained I g re ssman Dickson of this district. ter dealing with Mr. Dickson's | remarks on the tarif, the News ^ I ' . , f He induced the bureau • to order a complete sod survey for I hls lstr!ct ' " or on " c ' " I commence ur ng tumn, and hls snccess .nth, s effort alone made well worth while to send him to congress, for ,t Is a matter of most v„al tmpor.ance fo the agriculture! interests in that I section of the state, owing to the Soil Survey. The Jackson News of the loth interview with Con* an invasion of the boll weevil. "Congressman Dickson believes that the completion of a soil sur I vey of the district will result in a I complete revolution in farming I methods throughout south-western H. | Mississippi; that when the farmers able to determine, with scien are to which tific accuracy, the crops their soils are best adapted, and be- j the crops that can be grown most Al successfully, diversified tanning will become general and the boll weevil rendered powerless. » » of has pass the en Claiborne County Stock. Claiborne county has some of the best blooded and registered stock in the United States, Mr. E. P- Hoopes is known far and wide as being the pioneer breeder of registered saddle horses, and this year shipped sojpe horses to Mr. Kirby of Bowling Green, Ky., to sell for him. Mr. Hoopes also has a herd of registered Red Polled. Drove of registered sheep and hogs, Mr. Hoopes is a believ in registered stock and would not let a horse aot registered stay on his farm ten minutes. Mr. J. M. Taylor, banker and breeder of fine registered Jersey cattle. Mr. Taylor has a herd of a bout eighty milch cows, all of which are registered and of the best blooded Jerseys in the United States. Eminent, a young bull of Mr. Taylor's is grand son of Lady Lettie Lambert, who was the prize winner at the Chicago Stock Fair for being the best butter cow at the Fair. The government only a few months ago asked Mr. Tay lor for bids on a number of Jerseys to be used at the various Govern ment hospitals. Mr. T. V. Rush, Superintendent of Education, is a man of marked ability and good judgment. Mr. Rush is a believer in registered stock, sow over » one year. With such men as E. P. Hoopes, J. M. Taylor and T, V. Rush Clai borne county will in a few years be close second if not the leading stock county in the State.-—Clarks dale Challenge. ex the at pro soil as is rea er of now crops agri to pro much Mr, Rush sold from one the pigs which netted him hundred dollars last a Reducing Postoffices. Commissioner Blakeslee has dis covered that the postal free deliv ery system has abolished about one half of the postoffices in the state, during the past seven years. He found that there are now but 1,428 postoffices ia Mississippi, where there were 2,187 in 1903. The decline has been gradual, and the figures for the seven years show 2,186 in 1903» 2,134 i9°4» 2,048 in 1905, 1,944 in 190 6 » l * 7 &* ih lÿQjr ?»589 ia I9°8 and 1,428 .in 1909. Of the postoffices 995? jj? exist ence, 107 are of the presidental Of these, three, Jackson, class. Vicksburg and Meridian,are in the first class, twenty-one are in the second class and eighty-three in the third. There are 1,321 fourth class offices, 969 money order of fices and seven money order sta rions. C. 8. Byrnes Qualifies. * Hon. C- R. Byrnes, having re ceived his commission from the governor as supervisor of district number one of Adams county, qualified yesterday and installed the hoard j n the vacancy left by the resignation of Mr. Chase. Mr. Byrnes was for some years member of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen and is really the father of the street tax and the movement to install good sidewalks all over the city. He will be a candidate for theof fice in the election to be held on the 31st instant.—Natchez Democrat on B S ' a Mr. Byrnes is a Claiborne man which fact is within itself a recom- j mejfflation« ) Capt. T. M. Smedea Dead. Telegrams were received here yesterday announcing the death of Capt. T. M. Smedes whteh oc curred at Houston, Texas, at ten o'clock yesterday morning. Capt. Smedes left Port Gibson with his family about three weeks ago to make his home in Houston. For several weeks previous to his departure he had been confined to his home because of a severe fall from his buggy and later an attack of malaria, and it was the general opinion that he would not long sur vive these troubles. The family made many friends during their few years' residence here, and the sympathy of these friends goes out to the afflicted loved ones. The Vicksburg American has the following to say of the deceased: At various times Capt. Smedes was engaged in many of the busi ness enterprises in Vicksburg. He was superintendent of the transfer company plying to Delta, superin tendent of the wharf boat company, a t < superintendent of the dummy line running from the city toKleinston, superintendent of the city street * cars when operated by horses or mules, superintendent of the Vicks bnrg Cotton Press Association. He was president of the Warren Oil Mills, and after it burned was manager of the Hill City Oil Mills. a He was also one of the promoters and stockholders of the Vicksburg Hotel Company (now the Carroll Hotel). Up to tiie time of his leaving the city lie was a consist ent membei of Holy Trinity Chnrch and a regular attendant of same. > > Rev. J. A. B. Jones Paralyzed. the far Red and a of the of Fair at only Mr. Magnolia, Miss., Aug. 10.— Rev, J. A. B. Jones, one of the most widely known Methodist' di vines in Mississippi, and a super annuate of the Mississippi annual conference, who makes his home here, has been seriously ill tor sev eral days, although his condition is now reported better, suffered a stroke of paralysis a few days ago, and for a while it was feared that he would lose entirely the use of his lower limbs but the attending physician now thinks he will recover, although he is still unable to walk. Mr. Jones' minis terial activity prior to his volun tary retirement three years ago covers a period of more than fifty years, and his personal history is closely intertwined with the history of Methodism in this part of the State during that period. While in the itinerancy he occupied some of the highest positions in his church and was for many years Mr. Jones presiding elder of several districts in succession. IJis father Rev. John G.^Jones, was qne of the pio neer Methodist preachers of Missis sippi and Louisiana, and together father and son, their religious work covers more than a hundred years. one him last m County JSews. Interesting Letters from Our Regular Correspondents, & Inglceidc Mrs. R. B, Callender of Harris ton spent the past week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. D. Wil lis. Mr. L. G. Guice is at home again from Memphis where he has been attending school. We are glad to learn that Mrs. R. F. Guice is improving from several days' illness. Miss J. B. Willis has returned home from Louisiana where she spent the past month with her brother. Mrs! Enfflaqff spent a few days at Cedars with her daqgltfer, Mjrs. Noland. Miss A. E. Walton spent the past week with relatives in Roxie. We are glad to learn that Mr. George Walton is able to be at home again. He is improving very nicely. He has been in the Natch Sanitarium about five months. Mrs. T. D. Willis is again on £he i^end alter about a week's ill nets. Ail the farmers are fcep.t busy trying to get rid of boil weevils, . , provision for change from boy to and the boy's education is ez W. C. T. U. The Boy and Hls Body. Some Christian folk think we have come upon a better time, and the physical boy is no longer a sub ject for whispers. ' titled to understand the Creator's The boy is en not complete until he does under stand AiB matter. The parents are man, not generally meeting this respon sibility ; in nothing are they more remiss. The public school, with its mixed classes, is able to do but little. Where, pray, will the boy get the instruction he needs ? A man whose life work was the up building of boys said to "What are the church people do ing to help their boys ? Can't you get the church to realize its obli gations to the boys under its care?" It was a plaintive plea. Verily the church has its duty here, and the doing of it will call out its wisest leaders. me : To some wise should be committed the woman task of assembling the mothers of the church, and upon these should be laid the burden of early instruc tion. Helpful literature may be had at small cost by addressing American Motherhood, Coopers ton, N. Y. The man who teaches a class of boys in the Sunday School is wholly negligent if he lets a boy grow up under his care without the knowledge to which every boy is entitled. If the parent shirks his duty, who else remains to do it ? * One personal, direct, manly pre sentation of the physical facts of life may be enough, and two such talks may be one too many. l.ooo Watches Free. The Weekly Commercial gives a small, regular 12-size, thin model, nickel finish watch for a clnb of on ly twenty, three months' new trial subscriptions at ten cents each,$200, the amount collected to be remitted Each trial sub not now with the names, scription must be new, taking the Weekly, and only one The watch is fully guaranteed, nice enough for any good time-keeper and cannot be purchased from any jeweler for less than two dollars. Drop 11s a postal card for sample copies and blanks. The Commercial Appeal, Memphis Tenti. > to a family. one to wear. is is the his Prohibition Which Prohibits. Birmingham, Ala,, Aug. 5.—The trials of locker club proprietors began to pay in the city recorder's court, a fine of $100 and thirty days extra being imposed as fast as each case was concluded. There are half a hundred similar cases on the docket, being the re sult of systematic visits made to the places by special detectives hired by Mayor O'Brien with a fund provided by the city council, these detectives having a shooting affray with regular police officers whom they did not know in a gambling house as a climax in their work. Appeals were taken to each fine assessed. Birmingham tonight is probably the dryest city in the United States. Nothing like it has been seen sinpe the first prohibition law went into effect twenty months ago. Ev ery locker clqb in the city is dark, Places which have been operated soft drink stands are closed. Every gambling room in the city js as silent as the tombs. Even the ultra social clubs had all their lockers removed today and the city is in fact as dry as the proverbial powder horn. It all came about though the expectation that the new Carmichael prohi bition bill would become law when the governor sings it tomorrow. pio as her WORTHY OF CONFIDENCE Qffgj ß aC Ked Up b)f 0(16 Of the has from Most Reputable Concents in Port Gibson. she her days Mjrs. the Mr. at very on ill busy We will either cure yon of con stipation or pay for all the medi cine used during the trial, pay us nothing if we fail. mighty broad statement, and mean every word of it. back it pp with our own personal reputation, too. Coulff ^hyfhing be more fair and secure for you. The most scientific, common treatment is Rexall Orderlies. 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Port Gibson, Miss. are fwiïSKriflKqm Off For Hew York I will be in New York for three weeks, returning to Port Gibson about Sept. 1st I go for the purpose of selecting a line of Fall and Winter Goods, and I will re turn with the LATEST NOVELTIES For This Season I know what will please my customers, and I propose to please them better this season than ever before. BEN FRIED, The Tailor STERLING SILVER a in infinite variety, artis tically wrought into de signs of exquisite beauty. My list of many useful and decorative articles of dress ranges from scarf and hat pins, sleeve links, brooches charms. Every article is vieil made and durable and guaranteed to give satisfaction. «V* t lockets and (/ C. A. GOEPEL, Jeweler WANTED—To buy fat cattle. Call on or write, M. M. MARX, Port Gibson. LANDS WANTED The undersigned represent par ties who will purchase farm or tim bered lands in any quantities in Claiborne county or adjoining coun ties. R. S. MOREHEAD, R. B. ANDERSON. junei7-4tn FOR SALE—A pair of large 15/4 hand mules, sound and work well. Also a pair of small country raised mules, and one country-rais ed horse which works and rides well. A bargain. Fqster & Dqchter^ian, Hankinsan, Miss. of FOR SALE CHEAP—Qne nice Jersey cow, and bull calf 3 months old. One Jersey heifer fresh in milk. Bargains. J, M. TAYLOR. FOR RENT.—Desirable Home near Port Gibson. Will either rent the house alone, or with part or all of place, to deci F. A. ELLIS. FOR SALE—My Residence cor ner Carroll and Vine streets, at a bargain. THOS M. REA. MONEY TO LEND. — C.-H. Academy has money to lend on real estate. Apply to A. K. BRASHEAR, Sec'y. p MONEY TO LEND.—We can negotiate loans on farm lands, at low rates and on long time. Not more than forty per cent, of value loaned, and only on first mortgage E. S. & J. T. & H. W. M. Drake POSTED.—Greenwood Planta tion, against hunting, fishing and all trespassing, so please do not ask. pleasure to refuse. This means yon, It is no H. W. M. DRAKE. PQßTED-^-Cfficago, Hard Times and Qak prove plantations against hunting and other trespassing. J. B. McMURCHY, J. A. LORD. dec3*iyr of Chancery Sommons ■} State of Mississippi Claiborne County. To Harry William Owen of Lime, Pueblo County, Colorado: You are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of said County and State at the September Rules thereof to be held at the Court JJouse in and for said Coun ty on the and Monday of September, A.D. 1009, and then and there to plead, an and demur to the Bill of Com swer plaint filed against yon by Emma McNair Owen, who sues for di vorce. Given under my hand and seal of said court this 21st day of July, 1909. A. K. BRASHEAR, Clerk. J Chamberlain-Hunt Academy PORT GIBSON, MISS. Classical, Science, Business Courses New Management: New Faculty; New Laboratory. Agricultural feature added. Best equipped school for boys in South. Endorsed by University Presidents. Rates $50 for day, $225 for boarding, pupils. Write for catalogue. M. E. MELVIN, A. M., president. PETITION FOR PARDON To His Excellency, Hon. E. F, Noel. Governor : Your petitioners respectfully , show unto Your Honor, that at the January tyrm of the Circuit Court of Claiborne County, Miss., Jack Jones was convicted on a plea of guilty of forgery, and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary, and that he has been at the Oakley farm ever since; and that he ba* been in the hospital all of the time, and has been unable to do any work; that he is naturally weak minded, and is crippled in addition, and if well, would he unahle to do any w« rk. Your petitioners are of the opinion that lie has been suffi eientlv punished, and as the par ties whom lie defrauded have been fully p-«id, vojir pHinoners humhlv pray tlul Your Hrm*f will grant nulu ilit* said Jack Jene- a lull p rdi1 . C A F-ench. K C SfcCsv. Maury Wilkinson, Depotv Circuit Clerk M J. Spencer. • and others. julv l 5 - 4 t POSTED—My plantation against hunting and other trespassing. Mrs E. R. Montgomery. Old Slothes Made to Look Like Now j y hawing: them cleaned or dyed by JOHN LANGFORD, The Tailo Notice to Taxpayers As directed hy Section 4303 of Code of 1906. I hereby give notice that the Land Roll and Personal Roll of Claiborne County, Missis sippi, are now on file in the office of the Chancery Clerk of said Coun ty, where they are open for inspect tion. until the regnjar September meeting oj the Board of Supervis ors, 1909, when they will be re vised according to Section 4305. J. E. ROSS, Assessor of Claiborne County. If you are all run down Foley's Kidney Remedy will help you. It strengthens the kidneys so they will eliminate the impari ties from the blood that depress the nerves, and cause exhaustion, backache, rheuma tism, and urinary irregularities, which sap the vitality. Do not delay. Take Foley's Kidney Remedy at once Sold by Pope Drug Co.