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BOARD OF ALDERMEN.
The Board of Mayor and Aider men met in regular session Jan, 3, 1916. Present, Mayor L-A. Smith, Aldermen Jones, Gordon, Guthrie, Bailey, Wharton and Alderman elect J. W. Person. The election commissioners re ported as follows: In accordance with your direct ion, a special election was held on Dec. 28,.1915, to elect an alderman in place of L. B Allen, resigned. At said election J. W. Person was the only one voted for and he re ceived 21. votes. We the election commissioners of said town do therefore : certify that the said |. W. Person has been duly elected alderman of the town of Port Gibson, Miss., to take the place ot L. B. Allen, re signed, Signed, J. N. BRASHEAR, R. J. DURR, . Commissioners. j. W. Person presented his bond for $750, with Fidelltv & Deposit Company of Maryland as surety, which was approved and he was sworn in as alderman for the un expired term of L. B. Allen. The action of the mayor and clerk in issuing the following war rants in vacation was approved: Henry Appleton, labor. Hd Willi., same. « •-» S. C. Daniell, witnea. Thos. Jackson, part salary .... Thos. Butler, same. N. K. Hawea, ..* . . Randall Watkins, same .... Alonzo Ward, same. Isom Somers, same. » The treasurer reported as fol lows: $ 2 25 135 3140 10 00 20 00 a« 00 10 00 5 0° 2 00 TREASURER'S STATEMENT BaU on hand, De c. 4,19*5 .•♦•••• 5 959 95 Receipts: General ta*es.. . I 76 - foil taxes. Street taxes . . . . . ' privilege taxes . . . pines and costs . . . Impounding. Inter st on daily balances . Tuition country children . W. W. & E. L. cols. . . . Transfer arcs and hydrants Transfer water sprinkling. 28130 154 75 4125 25 45 I \ 00 59 47 81 800 70 299 50 15 60 $ 5.084 71 5 6,044 66 Expenditures : General fund.. W. W. &B. L. fund . . . . School fund ........ Street fund. Pire fund. I 1.649 99 886 92 343 51 80 60 55 50 5 3.016 52 On hand Dec. 4,1915. General fund. . . . $ 1,264 26* W. W. and E. L. fund . . . 2,513 77 School fund ..... Street fund. Pire fund ...... Bond fund. Sinking fund .... 180 68 607 54 712 49 * 793 00 909 90 . S 3.028 14 $ 6,044 66 R. G. HASTINGS, Treaa. •Deficit - which report was received and filed and ordered spread on the minutes The Supt. of the E. L* & W. W. plant reported as follows : SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. To Collect: : bights.. jf g -WBter . . ..... miro'*** .. Hydrants .. Incandescents .... Sale coal ....... Labor-repairs . . '. Total to collect . . Expenses: Fuel ...» . Salaries ....... Lines and mains .' . . Machinery repairs.... Plant expense ...... Tools. Office . Total expense. - « .... $ 526 30 .... 308 05 185 00 . . . . 90 m . . . . 24 50 .... 52 20 5 50 -51091 55 $ 4*3 88 ... 250 00 . . . 60 52 . . . 55 54 ... 15 36 . . . i 35 . . . 3 00 •5 808 55 I 283 00 H. P. BRQWIfPSB, Supt. which report was received and filed and ordered spread on the minutes. The marshal reported as follows: To collect above expense . . MARSHAL'S REPORT . . . .53416 76 . . . 25 45 .... I 00 .... 41 25 .... 154 75 53639 »? A. A. MADDOX. Marshal. which report was received and filed and ordered spread on the minutes. The chief of the fire department reported the fires and alarms in December and up to Jan. 3, 1916. Was read and, on motion, received and filed and referred to the fire committee, It gave names of fire men entitled to pay, which was allowed. General taxe< . . . Fines and coats . . Impounding . . . . Privilere taxes . . . Street taxes .... The Port Gibson Bank submit ted ad offer to handle the funds of the corporation for two years on the same terms as heretofore, that is 2 per cent interest on daily bal payable monthly, which ances, was, on motion, accepted. The mayor appointed the follow ing committees for 1916: Fire--Person, Wharton and Bal ley. Finance—Wharton, Gntbrie and Person. Sanitary—Bailey*, Person and Jones. Waterworks and Electric Lights _.Jones, Person and Gordon. Gordon, Person and Street Guthrif. 4 On motion, the mayor and clerk instructed to issue warrants vere for interest $433» >o and $20.00 for redemption of bond. On motion the election of night police was postponed until the February mecliug. On motion the Reveille was elected to publish the proceedings, etc., during 1916 for $50 per an num, payable quarterly. The following bills were allowed: L. A. Smith, maydr. Port Gibson Bank, rent .... A. A. Maddox, salary. C. H. Phillips, salary. T. M. Rea, salary ....... H. R. Guthrie, salary. C. A. Gordon, salary ...... J. M. Jones, salary. T. T. Bailey, salary. C. R. Whtrton, salary .... J. W. Person, »alary. Miss M. B. Gordon, rent . . . J. L. Brown, winding clock. 4 58 10 00 ti 29 12 00 17 00 18 00 JOO CO 20 00 .... $ 10 00 . . . . 12 50 .... 75 00 .. v *. 50 00 .... 40 00 . . . . 5 00 5 00 5 00 5 00 5 00 5 00 s 00 H. A. Marschalk, salary T. V, Rush, salary. . . . Jno. Welborne, salary . Alouxo Ward, salary . . Isom Somers, same . . . H. D. Brownlee, salary.. Tom Butler, salary. N. E. Hawes, salary .. Randall Watkins, " .. Thos Jackson, " W. W. and B. L. Plant, arcs, etc.. . . " ~- coal . . . 25 00 . . 25 0° . . 20 00 . . 299 50 . . 48 4S . . 1118 84 26 65 64 3a Southern Coal Co.,coal . . Gen. Electric Ca, sundries . Interstate Electric Co., sanie B. J. Robinson, sundries . . Claiborne Hardware Co., sundries .... 38 05 Ç. E- Morris, sundries .......... B. P. Minnis, same . . ;.. H. D. Brownlee, stamps, etc ....... Cumb. Tel. Co., phones.. T. M. Rea, sundries. Chas. Page, sweeping office ...... T. B. Helm, work. A. A. Maddox, impounding. J. R. Butler, special police.. J. T. Drake, insurance. Bock's Department Store, sundries . . . Reveille, printing. J. N. Brashear, Com. Election. R. J. Durr, same... S. Bernheimer & Sons, oats. Jim Jones, work. Joe Welbora, same. Firemen. u • 9 97 I 25 9 35 5 98 2 30 a 95 I 00 5 00 50 8 30 100 00 70 15 95 3 00 3 00 18 75 I 25 60 3: 00 The Board then adjourned. THOS. M. REA, Clerk. How To Cure Calds % Avoid exposure and drafts. Eat right, Take Dr. King's New Diecovery. It is prepared from Pine Tar, healing balsams aad mild laxatives. Dr. King's New Dis covery kills and expels the cold germs, soothes the irritated throat and allays in flamation. It heals the mucous membrane. Search as you willT you cannot find a bet ter cough and cold remedy. Its use over 45 years is a guarantee of satisfaction. OWN YOUR CROP INSTEAD OF OWE IT Food And Grain Crops Will Make Agricultural South Independent, Says H. G. Hastings Atlanta, Ga.—(Special.)—The cred it system under which the agricultu ral south works and stays poor is an alyzed in a striking way by H. G. Hastings of Atlanta, chairman of the agricultural committee of the Cham ber of Commerce, and a mémber of the executive council of the South eastern Fair. He does not mince words in talking about the situation. "Every season during the last fifty years," he says, "there has been trou ble in the cotton belt whenever the crop was large and the price low, or' - the crop short. Each time the cry of hard times goes up, and the reason back of it is that the farmers cannot get enough money to pay their debts opt of their so-called cash crop—cot ton. It is disheartening because it is so absolutely unnecessary. "A cotton farmer's debts are large ly for food and grain, charged up against him on the merchants' books at two to three times the price that those same items could be produced on his own acres, and usually without serious interference with a crop of cot ton as ' large as he now makes. "The trouble Is that most cotton farmers owe their crop instead of •owning it when made. "The credit way looks the easy way, but it strangles most farmers before they get through life. "I have said repeatedly in public addresses that no state or section of any country can be prosperous that is regularly dependent on another section for its food supplies. What is true of § state or section is true of the individual farmer. The great exhibits of grain, hay and food products shown at the South eastern Fair held in Atlanta In No vember, give the lie to the statement that these things cannot be grown here at home successfully and prof itably. * w , A good big home garden kept planted and rightly tended through the season will produce half of the living besides furnishing an abund ance lor canning or drying from the surplus. . , , "When we make our food and grain will have few or no debts at the will own instead of owe farm ■ we store; we our crops when made, and wealth will accumulate in the south instead of farm and crop mortgages." Cut Your Store Down One Half Tens of thousands of fanners as well ai town and city folks cut down their store hill* one-half last-year and saved, money in spite of generally short crops and re duced wages. Absolutely millions of dollars were saved and countless families lived better than ever before in the face of the cotton crisis and general business depression. How were these burdensome store bills cut down? By the real money-saving power of good home gardens, rightly planted and kept planted and tended through the season, Hastings 1916 Seed Catalogue tells how to cut store bills down; tells about gar den and farm seeds of kinds and a qual ity that cannot be bought from your mer chant or druggist. It's full of garden and farm information. It's free if you ask for it Write for it now. H. G. HASTINGS CO., Atlanta, Ga.—(Advt) 0 <)■ F» 7 ? A Sunny DisposiMSf in the mprmng followsjire use of . \ A, \ ma v* ( mm 2/s UàA the night before i The laxative tablet with the pleasant taste ■In neat tins 10 « 25 « 50 « / f t Trial size, 10 cents. We have the exclusive selling rights for this great laxative. POPE DRUG CO. THE REXALL STORE J k * 0 hi wv * & In ehe SHADOW of the gallow: il ■' ) - I n To the Gallows* Foot—and After! a Would You Go There? Would you stand by your lover's side in the shadow of the gallows and try to pro in the face of overwhelming tect him evidence of guilt? The Thousandth Woman did, and never for s moment lost her loy alty to her lover and friend though all the evidence in the world seemed deaq against him. This is the story of the one woman in a thousand. It is a great mystery story. It is more—a character story so strong that the reader hangs breathless on the fate of the man and woman he knows and likes. By Ernest W. Hornung Author of "Raffle*,'"'The Amateur Cracksman,"Etc. It is the new serial we have secured and the first installment will appear in an early issue. * You Must Be Sure To Read It Unusual Loquacity. "Here this author begins his story, 'The wagon groaned as it crept up the hill. Now, that'-s strange.'? What's strange?" About the wagon's protest It has a tongue, but yet it was the wheel spoke. f ti a Precocious Infants. Gyer—Some of those biblical chai* acterfr-must have been precocious in fants. My er— What's the explanation? Oyer—Well, take Job, for example. The good book informs us that ha cursed the day he was born. Built Up Rural Communities. What we need is good roads and modern homes. Help the farmers se cure these and you will do more to ward building up the rural commun! . tief (hgh any other two thin gs. No Kick Coming. First Traveler—How do you find business in ygur line? Second Traveler—Oh, I have no cause for complaint I*m doing a rat tling business. First Traveler—What's your line? Second Traveler—I'm one of the end men In a minstrel show. That Was Sufficient Jack—That is my fiancee at the piano. Isn't she a beauty? Tom—She certainly la, but you must remember that beauty ia only akin deep. Jack—Well, what do you think X am cannibal? Liven Up Your Torpid Liver. To keep'your liver active use Dr. King's New Life Pills. They insure good diges tion, relieve constipation, and tone up the whole system—keep your skin fresh and h 25c. at your druggist vour eye clear and sltby looking. Only Trustee's Baie. By virtue of the power vested in me as trustee, appointed by the Executive Committee of Education of the Synod of Mississippi of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, under the terms of that certain deed of trust executed by John F. Weeks, an unmarried man, on September 2nd, 1903, to Cham berlain-Hunt Academy to secure an indebtedness therein mentined, due said Chamberlain-Hunt Acad emy, said deed of trust being re corded in book 3- R, pages 4, 5, and 6 of the record of trust deeds of Claiborne County, Mississippi, and my appointment as trustee under the terms thereof, being dated December 18th, 1915, and recorded in book 3-Z, page 309, of the record of deeds of said county; and by virtue of the further power vested in me by that certain deed of trust executed by the said John F Weeks and G. R. Weeks, his wife, on February 8, 1910, to the undersigned as trustee to secure a certain indebtedness therein men tioned, due the said Chamberlain Hunt Academy; said last named deed of trust being given in re newal and extension of said former one, and being recorded in book 3-W, page 115 of the record of trust deeds of said county; both of said trust deeds being here referred to; default having been made in the payment of the indebtedness secured by said deeds of trust, and the Executive Committee of Ed ucation of the Synod of Mississip pi of the Presbyterian Church in the United States, the legal bolder of said indebtedness, having re quested me to foreclose said deeds of trust, I will on nonday, January 14th, A. D. 1916, sell at public auction to the high est bidder for cash at the front door of the Court House of Clai borne County, Mississippi, within the hours prescribed by law for the sale of real estate under execution, the following described real estate, situate, lying and being in Clai borne County. Mississippi, towit: All that part of the estate of T. D. Weeks, deceased, lying north of the Port Gibson and Pattona pub lic road; west of the lands of Dr. A. L. Chapman and lands of Wm. Cabn & Co.; sonth of lands of Wm. Cabn & Co., lands of J. F. Lee and lands of C. R. Anderson; and east of the St. Elmo and Mar tin (now Pattison) public road; less two acres 1 >elonging to Mrs. Mattie Fife and four acres belong ing to Claiborne County, Missis sippi. Said tract of land contains Fifty acres, more or less, being part of section 46, township 12, range 4 east, and part of section 7, township ii, range 4 east, and possibly a small part of section 45, township 12, range 4 east. This is the land cQnveyed to the said ] obn F t Weeks by S. A. and L. Townsend by deed of January 19, 1910, recorded in book 3-V, pages 151-2 of the record of deeds of said connty and here referred to. The above description covers and in cludes all the lands conveyed by the said John F. Weeks to Cham berlain Hunt Academy by trust deed of September, 2, 1903, re corded In book 3-R, pages 4, 5 and 6 of the record of trust deeds of said county, except the several parcels of real estate released therefrom by entries made on the margin of the recoid where said instrument is recorded, and the part released by entry on the margin of book 3-S, page 4fo of the record of deeds of said connty. This 28th day of December, A. D. 1915 — 4 l J. N. BRASHEAR, Trustee. Trustee's Sale, By virtue of the power vested in me by that certain trust deed execu ted upon the 19th day of February A. D. 1906 to the udersigned trus tee,by T* F.Jordan et nx. to secure a debt therein mentioned and de scribed which trust deed is here referred to and is of record ia book 3-T, page 187 et seq., of the deed records of Claiborne County, Mis sissippi, and a renewal ot which Is of record in Book 3- U, page 791 of said records, default having been made in the payment ef said debt, and S. E. Dudley the bolder thereof having requested me to foreclose the same, I will on Monday, the Seventh Day of Febru* ary. A. D. 1916 . sell at public auction, to the high est bidder for cash, at the front door of the Court House of said county, within the hours preseerib ed by law for sales nuder execu tion, the following land lying and situate in said connty, towit; the west half of the southeast quarter of section 24, and the west half the sontwest quarter of section 25, and the north half of the southeast quarter of section 24: all In town ship 10, range 4 east, reference being bad to said trust deed for more particular description. H. C. MOUNGER, Trustee. of Jan.11 -4t The State of Mississippi, To Mrs. N. B. Wrlgbt: Yon are commanded to appear before the Chancery Court of the Connty of Claiborne in said State, on the second Monday of May, A. D. 1916, to defend the suit In said Court of the State Board of Bank Examiners, wherein yon are a de fendant. This 2 ist day of December, A. D. 1015. B. H. MOREHEAD, Clerk. By T. H. FREELAND, D. C. ■.■■■■ n in -- -?• B only m t. V. ✓ WANTS Home-Seekers Fine Lands Produce Almost Anything, Luxuriant Native Grasses Ideal for Live Stock. Mild Climate Eradicating Cattle Ticke Fine Roads Law-Abiding Citizens No Factions Low Rate of Taxation Annual County Fair 8 Months Graded Schools Good Churches - i PORT GIBSON \ Population 2252 Water and Light Plant Ice Factory Oil Mill Two Banks Male and emale Collegae (No Better in the Stats) Graded Public Schott Unusually Good Churchaa No Saloons !