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mille* ( POK* CjBSON, CLAIBORNE CO.. MISS.. THURSDAY. JAN. 6, 1916. » «IIEI.-VOL. XXXIX, NO 42 SV«Önt*SSS?d**S<.~ IHHI8UHEI FEB. IIITM taW Substantial Reduction ON ALL Winter Goods \ AT ll V C. E. Morris Port Qibson. Lf (. W. C. GUTHRIE, Vick P«c«T.T£r R. G. HASTINGS, Am'tCashier «. w. WHEELESS, President B. M. MAGRUDER, Cashier! PORT GIBSON BANK or FORT GIBSON, MISS. Surplus $15,000.00 Cipitll $50,000.00 \ TOWN AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY Dipisits Guaranteed Under the Mississippi Banking Law at 1914. ACCOUNTS INVITBB Fruit Cake, 30c. lb Butter-Made Cake, 10c. lb Celery Oysters Fruits Nuts Confections* Cranberries Fire Works EVERYTHING FOR CHRISTMAS . » P. H. TRAXLER'S CONFECTIONERY. Wie House Cafe JUST OPENED V In Kaufman Building, Opposite Postoffice All the delicacies of the season. Excellent place to get a good, cheap lunch. Lunches sent out to residence. Special attention to ladies \ Jinn ml all ithirs attanding Court ospoclallf invited. LEON PENNISI, Prop. 'HJRi. Ci Court Convoned Meaaday. fllddletou Convicted Today. Robinson Goes to Trial. Circuit court convened Monday, Judge E- L* Brieu presiding. Dis trict Attorney Thames, Assistant Court Stenographer Hiram Zadek and the other officials were present. Judge Brien's charge to the jury was long and covered many of the common violations of the law. He dwelt especially upon the duties of officers. The followiug compose the grand jury : D. I. Bridgers, J. H. Gore, J T. Walton, J P. Lum. W. A Hennington, J. J. Kelley, J D. Wbeeless, C. A. Thornton, T. B. Turnipseed, B. D. Segrest, John Harmon, S. B. Patterson, Sr., W. H. Ivey, E. H. Jones, H. P. Har lan, C. L. Flowers. D. I. Bridg appotnted foreman, and W. G. Herrington was appointed bailiff The following petit juries were eropneled; Jut \ Nu i — M. B Watson, G. G. Wallace; Jos. T. Davenport, R. E Templeton, G T Harrel, B 8. Jordan, Thomas Tomer, N. J. Humphreys, T. L , Van, H. S. Harrel, George Thaler, J. Flowers ers was M Jury No 2—Harold Titche, C. C. Pierce, Q W Chambliss, H. W. Clark. S Bagoeli; H" K. Har rel, H. C. Chatham, Robert Her ringtoo. F. A. Peyton was appointed bailiff. H. A. Marschalk, desk deputy. W. B. Jordan, G. B. Regan, H. M. Cbnnn, W. M. Roan, T. L. McClure, riding deputies. Tbe following indictments have been returned, prisoners arraigned § 4 1 and in jail: ; 4, t Florian Robinson, mttfder, set for trial today; Hines Johnson, concealed weapons, also assault; Warren Snyder, attempted Jasper Jones, perjnry; Collier Ktl lian, perjury; Bert Tickels, at tempted burglary The following cases bave been disposed of : John W Clark, embezzlement, continued. Ida Harris, using obscene lan guage, appeal frem justice court— Demurrer sustained, dismissed: ; Mariah Killian, assault, appeal from mavor's court, jury and ver dict ot not guilty State vs. WiFi Shorter, larceny, appeal from justice court, jury and verdict of not guilty. Will Middleton who shot up Grand Gnlf about two years ago and who had a mistrial twice be fore, was convicted today. ;< * SUPERVISORS. S : 1111*1. L. B. Allen Elected President. Southern Bank Mads County Depository. A regular meeting ot the Board of Supervisors ot Claiborne county was begun Monday, Jan. 3rd, with the following members and officers L. B. Allen, district 1; present: A. C. Callender, district 2; J. M. Nelson, district 3; W. R. Trim, district 4; I. W. Fife, district 5; B. H. Morebead, chancery clerk; Jos. Davenport, sheriff. It appearing tbat all members bad qualified by law, tbe Board or. ganized and elected L* D. Allen, district i, president, when and where the following orders were had, to wit: The outgoing tax col lector be credited with aod Jos. Davenport, tbe incoming tax col lector, be charged with tbe foU lowing uncollected taxes for the fiscal year 1915, to-wit: Uncol lected county taxes, including polls, to tbe amount of $10,321.69; uncollected state tax, amounting to $3,375*69; uncollected commu tation road taxes (362 at $3 each'), $1,086. S. H. Bagnell, tax collector, filed bis report of additional as sessments for tbe fiscal year 1915, and it was ordered tbat ha be charged with tbe same as follows: Thirty five additional polls, as sessed at $2 eacb, $70; tax 00 per sonal property assessed addition ally, v.alaeC 4 $ * x 3 * 739 * tbe above additional assessments prop y a T./CA Xs y w, I . ■ 4 W. H. BENTON Just elected Door-Keeper of the State Senate erly to the amount of $1,820 is iu the town of Port Gibson, and per sonal property to the value of fit ,910 is outside. Taxes ou real estate, additionally assessed and valued at $505, is also charged against the present tax collector. On the above assessment ui real estate made additionally, properly to the value of $505 is outside of Port Gibson. There are 174 ad ditional commutation toad tax as sessmeots at $3 each, amounting to $522, wbicb are also chargeable to tbe present ..x collector. Ordered that tbe clerk advertise fur bids, to be opened at tbe repu lar February meeting of this Board, for ruooing tbe ferry across Bayou Pierre at Two Mile bridge. Ordered tbat tbe present tick inspectors be retained on half pay until March ist, 1915. Whereas, a contract was let by tbe former Board to A. C. Cal* of $3 ate lender aDd D. J. Taylor for tbe workiog ot some of tbe public roads of the county, as shown by tbe records of the Board; and Whereas, said Calleoder has now become a^ember of the said Board, and i'^'^7 . -er »hat he e the benefits ot arson;!continue ro rectf'* said contract; Whereas, be has assigned bis entire interest in tbe same to D. J. Taylor, who has appeared before tbe Board and assumed all (be ob ligations thereof. Tberelore, it is now ordered tbat said transfer be and is hereby ap proved by tbe Board in so far as it may, and tbat all payments made thereon hereafter be made to D. J. Taylor. Ordered that $3 road tax be re funded (0 Alex. Alexander, district No. i, he being overage. Ordered tbat tbe clerk issue a warrant to A. Titchie for $2 refund poll tax, he being over aRe. Ordered tbat tbe sheriff refrain from collecting road tax from By ron Sweeney, district No. 2, for the year 1915, be being disabled. Ordered tbat tbe clerk issue a warrant. to Will Henderson, dis trict Nb, 3, for $3 refund road tax, be being over age. Order by the Board ot Super visors of Claiborne county, Miss., tbat tbe bid of tbe Mississippi Sontbern Bank, of Port Gibson, Miss,, to become the county de pository, wbicb is as follows: Port Gibson, Miss., Jan. 3, 1916. Board of Supervisors," Claiborne County, Miss. Gentlemen: We beg to submit bid on county funds for the cur rent year three per cent per annum on average daily balances. Bond to be furnished as provided by law. Very truly, Mississippi Southern Bank. J. M. Taylor, Vice-Pres. and Manager. be ail to lis of be aod tbe same is hereby accepted and tbe bond of tweoty thousand dollars given by said bank with tbe United States Fidelity and Guaranty Company, Baltimore, Maryland, as surety, be and tbe same is hereby accepted and ap proved, and that tbe president and clerk of this Board sign tbe com mission to said bank according to law. (Continued Next Week) Mr. J. M. Ray, a former resident of tbe Rocky Springs neighbor hood and a brother-in-law of Mrs. J. W. Jett aod W. H. Benton of Port Gibson, died at Brookbaveo on Jad, ist LANDS GOOD JOB. W. H. Benton of Claiborne County Elected Door Keeper of the State Senate. Mr. W. H. Bentoo, assessor of Claiborne county for eighteen years and one of tbe most widely koown citizens, was this week elected one of the doorkeepers of tbe state senate. Mr. Benton is a one armed Con federate veteran, and bis Clai borne friends will rejoice to know of bis succsss. Tbe position pays $3 per day during tbe session and the term lasts for four years. Week of Prayer at the Methodist Church. This interesting and very im portant series of religious services will begiu on Sunday next at 11 o'clock. Sermon by tbe pastor on Tbe Great Commission. There will be special service with suitable music and appropri ate talks at 7:15 o'clock eacb even ing through tbe week as follows: Monday—Tbe Home Church by Rev. T. J O'Neii. Tuesday—Mission Fields, J. T. Drake. Wednesday—Prayer for Revival, Rev. J. M. Smith. Thursday—Prayer for the Mis sionaries, M. M. Satterfield. Friday—Epwortb Leagues and Sunday Schools, H. H. Crisler. Sunday, Jan. i6tb, 11 o'clock, The Measure of Duly, by the Pas, -, tor. Everybody is invited. You will be entertained aod profited, ail tbe members of tbe ebureb be sure to atteod. All others are also welcome. Let PASTOR. bp worth League Night Methodist church, Sunday even ing, January g h. General topic: Tbe Why of the Epwortb League. 1 Hymo 545. 2 Prayer, Rev T j. O'Neil. 3 Hymn 458: 4 Scripture reading — Ephesi ans 3:8 21—James W, O'Neil. 5 Hymn 91. 6 Leader's talk — "Why join tbe Church? 1 7 Talk—"Why a njght devoted to the Epwortb Era"—Joseph W. Parker. 8 Vocal Solo — Miss Juliet Featherstun. 9 Talk—"Turning over a new leal"—Dr. H. Walter Featberstun 10 Prayer, Rev. J. M. Smith. 11 Doxology. 12 League benediction. Mrs. Eilie Smith. INosser-Ellis. Miss Nazira Ellis, daughter sf Mrs. G. Ellis and sister of the El lis brothers, business men of Port Gibson, was married at noon last Sunday to Mr. George Nosser, a merchant of Vicksburg, Rev. M. Sify of the Greek Orthodox church of that city, performing the cere mony. A large number of friends of the groon. came from Vicksburg and Hermanville to witness the mar rlage. The hàppy yonng couple left on the afternoon train for their home in Vicksburg. Mayor Smith bas been invited to attend a convention ot southern mayors to be held at Jacksonville, Fla., on Jan. i8tb-2otb, to consid er subjects of vital interest to southern cities, PAY YOUR Aixui BY CHECK . iS Deposit with a Guaranteed"Bank. Our Deposits Guar anteed by the Bank Depositors Guaranty Fund of the State of Mississippi. Certificate No. 81, Dated January 20th, 1915 Open a Checking Account with us. Mail as well as in person. You can^Bank by Mississippi Southern Bank Port Gibson, Miss., Depository State of Mississippi. 1 -^ 5 - J. B. ALLEN, Active Vice President GEORGE T. WALNB, Cashier SIDNEY BERNHKIMER, President } J. M. 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