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Complaints Against Auto Drivers.
Numerous complaints are being
made against automobile drivers
for failure to sonnd tbelr boms
when coming up behind vehicles.
This is getting to be dangerously
common. The ordinance against
speeding is also violated daily.
The opera honse corner is an ex*
ceedingly dangerous place, and
several accidents have been narrow*
ly avoided by too rapid driving.
A Big Addition to the Navy.
Washington, June 26.— Provis*
ion for completion within thtee
years of the navy' general board's
building program ot sixteen capi*
tal ships way written into the naval
bill by a Senate subcommittee to
day on the recommendation of
President Wilson,
Addition of ten destroyers for
the coming year also was decided
That would make twenty
vessels ot this type authorized for
1917. The»-e were numerous oth
er increases over *he bill as passed
by the H »use, including substitu
tion of eight capital ships next
vtar—four battle ciuisers and four
dreadnougnts—for the House pro
vision for five battle cruisers and
no dreadnoughts.
Cotton as a Factor in Explosives.
A naval experl firmes that there
probably 50,000 shells and
toipedoes fired in the Jutland fight.
Evety time one of those projectiles
is fired off a bale of (inters is dis
posed of, the proportion of gun
cotton h mg smaller or larger ac
cording to the calibte of the gun.
Kong hi* the product of 35 000
bales ot cot ion was used lu the sea
Contrary to general belief lint
cotton is rarely, if ever, used In
explosives Lmters and mill waste
ate utilized. Gun cotton is made
up of linters plus 10 per cent mill
waste. Lint cotton is not only too
expensive, but it is less service
able. One pound of linters pro
duces 85 100of a pound of bleached
lmters, and a pound of tnis pro
duces 8 10 ot a pound of gun cot
ton. One.pound ot gun cotton is
H«ed to make a pound of powder.
Germany is known to have ac
cumulated several million bales of
iiuters and waste over a long pe
riod of years ptior to the war, and
this probably accounts for her ap
parently unlimited amount of ex
plosives It is admitted, however,
|»y high German army officials that
all their estimates of the use of
munitions have been execeeded on
account of the tremendous amount
oi shells needed in trench warfare,
%,. * 1 • *
ßiid it is believefj in European mil
11 a f y citcfes tfiat unless Qerraany
soon discovers some sphstitude for
linters and lint, she must cur
tail her output of explosives. It
is figmed that she is already using
lint cotton in many instances.—
Wail S'reet Journal.
wt re
For Infante and Children
In Use For Over 30 Years
Always bears
Signature of
tjome Proof tiefe» There and Every«
When yon see Doan's Kidney
Pills recommended in this paper
yon most always find the recotn—
mender a Port Gibson resident.
It's the same everywhere—in 3800
towns in the U S. Forty thous
and people publicly thank Doan's.
What other kidney remedy can
give this proof of honesty and
trnth? Home testimony must be
true or it could not be published
here. Read this Port Gibson rec
ommendation. Then insist on
having Doan's. You will know
what you are getting:
Eddie Gradick, tinsmith and
carpenter, Port Gibson, says: "I
suffered from kidney and bladder
complaint. I often became so lame
and sore that I could hardly get
out of bed without catching bold
of something. Theie was a burn
ing sensation when I passed the
kidney secretions. Nothing ever
gave me reljef unt$l I used Doan's
Kidney Pills. Six boxes entirely
cured me.
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy—
get Doan's Kidney Pills—the same
that Mr. Gradick recommends
Foster Milburn Co , Props., Buffalo,
N. Y. ÏAdv.
I am agent for the following
periodicals :
Saturday Evening Post
Ladies' Home Journal
New Orleans Picayune
Memphis Comraerical-Appeal
Memphis Mews-Scimitar
Jackson News.
It's all very well to brag about being at the same old stand for fifty years, or setting back snug and complacent in the thought
that our old customers keep coming back all the time, but this is not modern merchandizing.
It's the new trade we are after—the people who don't patronize us but should. We can't afford to sit still, a business must keep
on growing or go backwards. You can't accomplish anything if you adopt the complacent attitude.
Trade with us through our local agency. We will make it worth your while. The merchandise is right and the prices are right,
You will always find a carefully selected stock of Ready-to-Wear garments at our Local Agency.
Anything you may need in the Dry Goods line can be secured for you in one day.
The Valley Dry Goods (Bo., Vicksburg, Mississippi
MRS. E. J. KENNARD'S HOME, Port Gibson,
T HE man who uses Fiak Non
Skids knows he cannot buy
greater tire value,more mileage or
the same service.
Present Low Prices
On Fiak Grey Non-Skid Casings
3 x30. 10.40 4|x35.31.20
31x30.13.40 41x36.31.5S
4 x33.22.00 S x37.37.30
—less than the plain tread styles
of several other standard makes.
125 Fisk Branches insure prompt
attention to dealer and user.
Brown & Joseph
Fiak Branches in More Than / 25 Citia 9
lorn* Interesting Figures As To Act
ual Earnings Of Men On
Southeastern Roads.
Washington, D. C.—In connection
with the movement of Lain and en
gine employes for increased wages,
a frank statement of the earnings of
pen employed in freight service in
the southeastern territory will doubt
less bg of interest.
Pqf engineers the prevailing mini
mum rate i» through freight service
ranges frpm $5.15 to $5.65 per day
for engines of ordinary types, in local
freight service from $5.25 to $6.00 for
engines of ordinary types, in both
through and local freight service
from $6.25 to $7.00 for Mallet type
For white firemen on engines of
ordinary types the minimum rate
ranges from $2.75 to $3.50 per day in
though freight service, from $3.00 to
$3.C0 in local service; on Mallet
engines In both through and local ser
vice from $4.00 to $4.25.
For conductors the standard mini
mum rate in through freight service
is $4.10 per day, in local service $4.50
per day.
For white brakemen the standard
rate in through freight service is
$§.7| per, in loggl service $3 per day.
The foregoing are the minimum
daily rates that must be made by the
railways to each employee in the
classes named who does any work at
all in a day, irrespective of how few
hours he may be on duty or of how
few miles he may actually run. These
rates are paid for any work up to
100 miles with additional pay for
overtime if the run is not completed
jp the specified pumber pf bourg;
On the other hand, the earnings of
employees frequently exceed these
figures as the actual earnings depend
upon the number of miles run and, in
the case of fast freight runs, the
earnings are much higher for com
paratively short hours.
Taking as an illustration a fast
frf{ght |rajn running over » division
1^0'pilgs long where the daily run
ca» be made In 7 hours and 30 min
utes, the engineer would receive for
this 7 1-2 hours on duty the sum of
#8.10, the fireman $4.70, the conduc
tor $6.15, and the white brakeman
Thus while the first figures show
the minimum that can be paid an
PBSihee*» fireman, cgnductpr,
brakeman for a day's work, the lat
ter figures show the wages that can
be and are beingr made by train and
engine employees on fast freights on
'long divisions, such as are being run
every day In regular service by a
number of roads in the southeast for
handling live stock, perishables, and
other freight which it is necessary
tq mqve pj} expedited schedules.
I» yard service the standard rates
for white employees vary from $3.00
ta #3.50 per day for day switchmen,
and from $3.20 to $3.70 for night
switchmen,. and from $3.50 to $3.80
,for day foremen, and from $3.70 to
$4.00 for night foremen. These are
the minimum rates that can be paid
for a day or any part of a day up to
la bours, after 10 hours pro rata over
time is paid.
Under the men's proposals the low
est yard employees who now receive
$3.00 for a 10 hour day would re
ceive $3.00 for an 8 hour day, or
#4.12 for the work at present per
formed in 10 hours, and the night
yard conductor now receiving $4.00
for his 10 hour day would receive
this $4.00 for his 8 hour day, or $5.50
for the work at present performed in
10 hours.
100,000,000 Paralyzed
Just as the railroads have begun to
make money, after several hard years,
^ ' are "threatened with a great
e. Four national railroad unions
threaten to tie up every steam road
in tho country. The number of em
ployees involved may total 400,000.
They seem to have it in their power
to stop all freight and passenger traf
ic on 250,600 miles of track.
We have never had a strike of such
scope and magnitude. It would par
alyze all American industry and com
merce and stop our export trade. A
nation of 100,000,000 people would
stand still, while its biggest industry
fought out a question of wages a»d
hours, A deadlock would be incon
ceivably destructive.—Bangor (Me.)
state I* Far Behind Most Others In
A Railway Break Down.
In the case under consideration, if
the engine and trainmen should wi#
their point, it would be but another
step towards a general railroad break
down, and that would mean eventual
gpverpment ownership.
? The railroad employee who assists
in any move of that sort, once he
became a government employee
would undoubtedly spend a goodly
part of his time when off duty in
trying to find how many kinds of a
donkey he had made of himself.—At
lanta Iron Tradesman.
The Wrong Thegry.
To pursue a dispute as to hours
and wages on the theory that work
ingmen are entitled to all that can
be forced from employers and extort
ed from the people by employers is
not the best way to promote the per
manent welfare of labor.—New York


Amount Spent for Improvement
of'It* Highway*.
Thera ^re now only four states in|
the Union that have not enacted laws
providing for state aid for good roads
work. One of these state* is South
Carolina, the others being Indiana,
Mississippi, and Texas, Wiese three
other states, however, are above South
Carolina In e xpenditures té road,
work. Indeed, according to Tnforma ;
tion which has been received at Clem
son college from the United States
department of agriculture, this state
cannot boast of its record in road
work and is considerably behind most
of the other states of the Union in this
In 1914, South Carolina spent $1,
There were no
000,000 on road work, this money com
ing from local funds of counties, town
ships, and districts. 1
expenditures by the state and local ,
units jointly, or by the state alone,
In the same period, Indiana spent $13,
258,761 and Iowa spent $11,363,000. Nor
does South Carolina compare well
with even the other southern states,
As against this state's $1,000,000, ,
North Carolina spent $3,930,000. Geor- j
gia, $2,500,000; Alabama, $2,795,000;
Mississippi, $3,855, COO; Tennessee,
$2,500,000; Texas, $3,750,000. In fact,
the only states on the list which are
not above South Carolina in road ex
penditures are the undeveloped states
of Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico,
Utah, and Wyoming; and the diminu
tive commonwealths of Delaware,
Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The total of all surfaced roads in i
South Carolina is 4,888 miles. In this
respect, the state compares favorably
with many, since its percentage of
surfaced roads is 17.3, making it the
V. , ?
Good Roads in Mississippi.
thirteenth state in the Union in per
centage of surfaced roads. Three
states, Ohio, Indiana and New York,
contain nearly one-third of all the sur-'
faced roads in the United States, with
a mileage of 77,544.
New York has spent $82,638,729 on
Its roads and is spending $16,000,000
more on them in 1915. This, it should
be understood, Is the amount spent by
the" state government and does not In
clude the huge expenditures by local
units.—Clemson College Bulletin.
Spirit of Building Is Becoming Uni
versal—All People Would Re
ceive Some Benefit.
The United States Good Roads as
sociation at its recent annual meeting
in Birmingham elected 25 prominent
citizens of different sections of our
country life members of the organiza
tion. The spirit of building good
roads is becoming universal and it is
only a question of a very short time
when the federal government will see
the necessity of appropriating money
to build good roads. All people would
he benefited by good roads. War bene
fits no country or people. It destroys
lives, business, homes and brutalize?
people.—Florence (Ala.) Herald.
Classification la Primo Step In Fed
eral Aid to Good Roads, Says
Congressman Borland.

With various bills before congress
for federal aid to road building the
classification of highways so that
Important through routes may be out
lined clearly from the country's maze
of thoroughfares of one kind or an
other, becomes a question of more
and more interest. Congressman W.
F. Borland of Missouri, a good-roads
advocate, has expressed himself on
thiasubject as follows:
''It will be necessary, in my judg
ment, to classify all existing high
ways into at least three classifications.
The first class is that of the great
oross-state or interstate highways,
The second consists of the main
feffijg^gr ^g^Çgffltry^roadsl
aim tnira; the "by-roads, local "Toads
or lanes. These various classes of
roads should be built, improved and
maintained with a view to the
amount of traffic that they can bear
and must bear. The first class should
bo of the most permanent and scien
tific construction. The second class
cyuld be of a less expensive nature
and would need less maintenance.
The third class could be improved
only to the extent that the community:
, required. The expense of building
and maintaining these roads should
be distributed upon the same basis.
"The roads of the first class should
be supported by the taxing power of
a large area of country. The second
, class of roads should also have a
j wide taxing power at least co-exten
sive with the county and possibly
with a group of counties or with
some state aid. This would leave
y '
m f
r >-S v
3 $
t? » .
Improved Road in Missouri,
the small road district or local com
munity only the burden of the smaller
or purely local roads. However much
politicians may twist and turn and
argue about the question we must
eventually come to some scientific
solution of the problem. I realize that
When we begin to talk about real road
Improvement political difficulties of
all kinds are encountered; what the
people will demand in the next few
years in this country is good road?
and not politics."
;8tate of Iowa Is Lauded by Depart
ment of Agriculture as Model in
Construction of Roads.
Iowa is lauded by the department a
agriculture as a model road builder. In
Iowa a measure of control over high
way construction has been given to
the state, and a comparison with the
jresults obtained wheq the supervision
rested entirely with the counties
Shows that state control is the best.
Indiana needs some form of central
ized power over highway construction
and maintenance. In isolated cases it
is excellent. Way no county, for in
stance, has a capable superintendent
of roads, and its highways are models.
But this does not obtain over tfc?
whole state.—Richmond Palladium.
Dirt Roads in United States.
Two million miles of dirt roads
have been built in the United States.
The total length of public roads of
all kinds in this country is estimated
at 2,250,000 miles.
Roads Indicate Prosperity,
In regions where the roads have
been improved the farmers are the
most prosperous and community- life
has been developed. In regions where
the roads have not been Improved, the
schools, the churches and all other
civilizing agencies have run down.
Roads as Indicatory
If a country is stagnant, the condi
tion of the roads will indicate th6
fact; if a people have no roads, they
are savages.
Uniform Material.
It is important to have uniform ma
terial in road building, whatever that
material may be. This lack is respon
sible for waviness and chuck holes.
Good Roads In Philippines.
The Philippines in the first half of
1915 built 136 miles of good roads.
Build Better Roads.
Every rain is an argument for the
565-day road.
Neighbors and Builders.
Good roads are neighbor makers
and trade builders.
Food for the Stock.
Good stock must have good food
&Ud Plenty of it.
Notice of Bond Issue.
Notice is hereby given that the
Board of Mayor aim Aldermen of
the town of Port Gibson, Missis
sippi, will at its regular jnly,i9i6,
meeting, or at some regular meet
ing thereafter, issue the bonds of
said town for the sum of $7200 00
to be in denominations of $100 00
each, and maturing in nine equal
annual installments of $800.00
each, bearing interest at the rate of
5 per cent per annum payable an
nually. The proceeds of said issue
will be used in paving the side
walks upon cei tain streets of said
town, according to - a resolntion
adopted by said Board at its May,
1916, meeting, and as per plans'
and specifications now on file In
the office of the Clerk ot said
" oar *
Clerk of the Board of Mayor and
Aldermen of the Town of Port
Gibson, Mississippi.
Commissioner's Sale.
By virtue of a decree rendered
on the 10th day of May, A. D.
1916, by the Chancery Court of
Claiborne County, Mississippi, in
the case of D. H Smith, com
plainant, versus Mariah Cummings
et als, defendants, being number
2595 on the General Docket of said
court, the undersigned will sell to
the highest bidder therefor for
cash, on
nonday, July 3rd, 1916,
between the hours prescribed by
law for sales of real estate under
execution, at the front door of the
court bouse of said county,the fol
lowing described real estate,situate
lying and being in the county of
Claiborne, State of Mississippi, to
wit : That certain tract of laud
conveyed to Green Cummings by
D. H. Smith by deed of date April
4th, 1908 and of record in deed
book 3 S, page 676 of the records
of deeds of said county, being also
that certain tract of land contain
ing 225.43 acres situated in section
thirty, township thirteen, range
four East which was conveyed to
said Smith by L. H. Fortner et
ux. by deed of record in deed book
3 H. page 512 of the records of
deeds of said county. Reference
to each of said mentioned deeds is
hereby made as part of this des
cription. Said sale will be made
to satisfy a balance of the unpaid
purchase price of said lands.
This 8th, of June, 1916.
Special Commissioner.
E, S. & J. T. DRHKE
Practice iu all the Courts of Claiborne asd Tel*
farson Counties, and Federal and Supreme
Courts at Iacksou. Real estatefor sale.
Attorney -at- baW
Attorney at baW
Will practice in all of the Courts of Claiborne
County, the adjoining- counties, the Fédéra
Courts and the Supreme Court oi the State.
Office Hours g to 4
Cut Flowers
Design Work
Belgian Mares
(White, Grey and Brown)
.1310 S. Washington
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.Draxr
In I The Board of M and Aldf
said | 0 , the t0Kn of Pon Glbs ,
Mississippi, will at its regular July
1916, meeting receive sealed bi«is
for the paving of certain sidewalks
in said town designated in resolu
tion adopted by said Board at its
regular May, 1916, meeting, and
fully described in specifications on
file, and on the minutes of said
Board for said meeting, which are
here referred to. * All bids must
comply in every respect with the
said specifications, and with tlie
provisions adopted therein in re
spect thereto, and the contt act
when let will be let strictly in ac
cordance with the terms thereof.
The right to reject all bids is
The Board of Supervisors of
Claiborne County, Miss., will ie
cive to 2 o'clock P. M. on the first
Monday in July, A.D. 1916, sealed
bids for working, according to
plans and specifications on file in
the Chancery Clerk's office, all ..f
the public roads in District N<- 2
and District No. 5. Each bid sh .11
be accompanied by a solvent bo;, i
in the sum ot the bid for the ti
of working the roads bid upon.
The Board reserves the right
reject any and all bids.
By order of the Board.
B. H. MOREHEAD, Clerk.
Clerk of the Board of Mayor and
Aldermen of the Town of Port
Gibson, Mississippi.
The Board of Mayor and Aider
men of the town of Port Gibson,
Mississippi, will, at its regular Ju
ly, 1916, meeting receive sealed
bids fot the purchase of a bond is
sue of said town amounting to
$7200.00, said bonds to be issued
in denominations of $100.00 each,
and the same to fall due in equal
annual installments of $800 00
each, for nine years, beginning
with one year from the date of is
sue, bearing interest at the rate of
5 per cent per annum payable an
nually. A certified check for $250,
payable to the clerk of the Board,
roust accompany each bid. The
proceeds of said issue will be used
for paving certain sidewalks in said
town as designated in resolution
adopted at the regular May, 1916,
meeting thereof. The right to re
ject all bids is reserved.
Clerk of the Board of Mayor and
Aldermen of the Town of Port
Gibson, Mississippi.
The Board of Supervisors of
Claiborne County, Miss., will re
ceive to 2 o'clock P. M. on the first
Monday in July, A.D. 1916, sealed *
bids for working the following
public roads of said county ac
cording to plans and specifications
on file in the Chancery Clerk's
office, towit:
In District No. 3, Links 3, 8, 9
and 10, fourteen miles, Division
B." .
Links 13, 14, 15 apd 16, thirteen
miles, second class roads. Each
bid to be considered shall be ac
companied by a solvent bond in the
sum of the bid lor the time of
working the roads bid upon.
The Board reserves the right to
reject any and all bids.
By order of the Board.
I «
Cuts, Burns,
Bruises, Sores, Wounds and Piles
quickly healed with Arnica Salve.
It prevents infection, is antiseptic,
soothing, healing. Try it
Money Back If It Fails.
The Original and Genuine.
Arnica Salye
Heals the Hurt
All Druggists and Dealers, 25c.
Official Survey.
Having purchased the best surveying
outfit obtainable can guarantee rapid and
extremely accurate work. "Know thy
boundaries as thy life. "
' County Surveyor, OAKLAND, MISS,

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