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To the People of tbe Southern
Supreme Court District: Io aouounciog my candidacy for the office of |usticeot the Supreme Court, from tbe second district (Southern) at tbe primary election August 15, I wish to say that I was born in Franklin county, and bave lived in Pike county tor tbe past twenty-four years, where 1 pract ised law in all tbe courts of Mississippi until I was elected county prosecuting attorney in 1911; was appointed circuit judge by Governor Brewer in 1914, and was tbe same year elected circuit judge by an overwhelming vote of tbe people of tbe 14th district; and then, in January 1916, I was ap pointed to the supreme bench by Governor Bilbo, which high office I am now filling. In 1907, I served as special judge and chan cellor for several court terms, under appointment by Governor Vardaman. For tbe past six months my duties as supreme judge have kept me very busy, consequently I bave bad no time in which to visit any part of my district, but I shall try to see as many people in the thirty counties as is possible in the short time now remaining be fore tbe primary election. As circuit judge of tbe 14th dis trict, 1 refer you to tbe people of that district as to my record. Tbe circuit clerks of these courts have certified that while 1 was circuit judge I reduced tbe court expenses fifty per cent; and when I resigned aud accepted the promotion to the supreme bench, the jails doors were opeu, ail cases having been tried and disposed of, in all tbe counties of ray district. When Governor Bilbo appointed me to my present position tbe supreme court docket was about three years behind with cases. We have worked hard and strenuously to dispose of the cases, and we bave disposed of more than 1,000 since last January; this beiug more than three times as many cases as was ever handled in the same length of time by tbe supreme court in tbe past. We expect to continue to rapidly reduce the number of cases now remaining, so that liti gants may get their cases heard within a reasonable time. At the same time, we have given full and careful consideration to each case decided by us. As to my record on tbe supreme bench I refer you to any lawyer iu the State of Mississippi, or any other persou familiar with our work. m \ 1 have no platform promises to make, except that I will continue to do my very best to make a com petent and impartial supreme judge. The eastern part ol tbe Southern District is already represented on tbe supreme bench by Judge Steveis, and it occurs to me that tbe western part of tbe district— from which I come—is entitled to tbe other judge. I bave tried conscientiously and faithfully to perform tbe duties of my office. My record as circuit judge aud as justice of tbe supreme court is open to investigation, and upon (bis i submit my candidacy to tbe people, believiug that their sense of fair play will lead them to not turn me out of my present position, without cause, but that they will give me tbe chance of serving a full term in tbe office to which 1 was appointed. If elected for tbe full term I pledge you that I will do my full duty as it is given me to see it, and tbe strength to perform it. Yours Sincerely, J. B. rifOLDEN, of McComb City, Pike county. Card of Thanks. Please allow me room in your paper to thaok tbe good people ol Port Gioson tor tbe kindness shown a few days ago. Mrs. Strait received a box so rich and full; it contaioed all tbat takes to make a preacher's wife glad. Then I bad tbe pleasure of receiviog $6.50 in cash. it was needed. May tbe good Lord bless tbe ones who contributed ir any way to make us all ' feel tbat we bave a great Heavenly Father. Very sincerely, C. H. STRAIT. It certaioly came io when Bad to Have A Cold Hang On. Don't let your cold hang on, rack your system and become chronic when Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey will help you. It heals the inflammation, soothes the cough and loosens the phlegm. You breathe easier at once. Dr. Bell's Pine-Tar-Hon by is a laxative Tar Syrup, the pine tar ealsam heals the raw spots, loosens the muoous and prevents irritation of the bron chial tubes. Just get a bottle erf Dr. Bell's Pine-far-Ho» > to-day, its guaranteed to help you. At druggists. jAdv.l - - - for was of in of by I We Are Entitled to a Share of Your Business We have a claim on you because we are a Mississippi concern, doing business and paying taxes in Mississippi. For that reason you cannot rightfully regard us as intruders. We have a right to solicit your business, our Mississippi license gives us that privilege. If a merchant wants business, he must go after it nowadays. If you sit down and wait you are going to get left. We have caught the modern idea, and we are going to make every effort to get more business. We expect to keep the "ball rolling" right in Port Gibson, gathering each day a little, making satisfied customers as we go along. MISSISSIPPI'S GREATEST DEPARTMENT STORE is ready to serve you through MRS. E. J. KENNARD, Our Local Agent, The Valley Dry Goods 60., Vicksburg, Mississippi I PROGRAM County Sunday School Convention JULY 21 22 JULY 21—MORNING SESSION 10:00, Song Service 10:15, Devotional__ 10:25, Welcome Address_ 10:35, Response_ Hymn 10:50, Reports of Vice Presidents— District 1__ District 2__ District 3_—__ District 4__ * District 5_ Hymn 11:15, The Boy... I 1:35, Service__ 1 !;55, Report of Secretary and Treasurer Appointment of Committees Hymn and Adjournment ..Rev. H. W. Wells ,Mayor L. A. S.nith ..Hon. T. A. Luster __ M. M. Satterfield _ J. T. Trevilion ^_ J. M. Crawford _Chas.-L. Will _C. D. Jones __Dr. C. T. Thomson Miss Bettie Gilkeson _J. Mack Jones AFTERNOON SESSION 2:30, Hymn Rev. J. W. Price 2:45, Devotional.. 2:55, Model Recitation for Adult Class, Rev. Ht W. Featherstun Rev. W. F. Creson 3:15, The Teacher and the Book_ Hymn 3:40, My Experience as a Superintendent 3:50, Reports of Department Superintendents— Elementary__ Organized Class Temperance_ ' Missionary_ 4:25, Superintendents' Experience Meeting, -led by R. W. Magruder I. Z. McKay Mrs. E. A. Humphreys _J. T. Drake _ Mrs. R. W. Magruder _Miss Bettie Gilkeson Mrs. J. M. Berry 4:45, Address Hymn and Adjournment EVENING SESSION 8:00, Song Service 8:20, Devotional __ 8:30, Practical Teaching Demonstration_Rev. H. W. Wells Hymn . 8:55, Address_ 9:15, Address_ Music and Adjournment Rev. W. F. Creson Miss Nannie Thompson _Prof. A. J. Aven JULY 22-MORNING SESSION 10:00, Song Service 10:15, Devotional__ 10:25, Address_ 10:45, Overcoming Difficulties_ I 1:00, Teachers' Experience Meeting, led by M. M. Satterfield _J_.Hon. T. A. Luster _ Dr. C. T. Thomson _Miss Ruth Segrest Hymn 11.30, The Girl._ 1 1.50, Reports of Delegates Hymn and Adjournment Rev. T. J. O'Neil AFTERNOON SESSION 2.30, Hymn 2.45, Devotional_ 2.55, Where We Fail in Teaching 3.15, Address_— Hymn 3.40, Practical Teaching_ 4.00, Reports of Committees Selection of Next Meeting Place God Be With You Till We Meet Again Rev. T. J. O'Neil ._J. I. Harrison J. G. McGuire ^_Miss Nannie Thompson on by to ♦ « W. C. GUTHRIE, Vice Prest. R. G. HASTINGS, Ass t Cashier G. W. WHEELESS, President B. H. MAGRUDER, Cashier PORT GIBSON BANK OF PORT GIBSON, MISS. SuiplUS $15,000.00 Capital $50,000.00 in bf TOWN AND COUNTY DEPOSITORY Deposits Guaranteed Under the Mississippi Banking Law of 1914. ACCOUNTS INVITED Blank Forms for Sale by Reveille , i White House Cafe JUST OPENED 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 Jurors and al! others attending Court especially invited. LEON PENNISI, Prop. — Telephones on Farms at Low 0 © KE 4 :?■ 1/ Rates If there is no telephone on your farm write for our Free Booklet telling how you may get Service at 50 cents per month and up. A postal will do! Address: Farmers' Line Department. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE J & TELEGRAPH COMPANY Ip INCOR IPORATED BOX 120, VICKSBURG, MISSISSIPPI. BEST PAID MEN ARE NOW ASKING FOR HIGHER PAY Government Officials Fall To Find Justice In Demands Of Train Ser vice Employees. By Judson C. Welliver in The Wash ington Times. Administrative and legislative au thorities in Washington are taking a distinctly different views of the pres ent effort of railway trainmen to compel an advancement in their wages, from any that has been taken on former occasions. It is very apparent that the case for the employes seeking higher wages is viewed with less amiability than ordinarily, cles there has recently been serious talk of legislation to prohibit strikes by employes of interstate carriers, and to provide a procedure for com pulsory arbitration. The impression has gained a good deal of ground, that certain favored classes of employes have for a long time been systematically aggregating to themselves most of the increases In legislative cir in wages. Highest Paid Class Of Men On behalf of the enginemen and trainmen who are making the de mand for a large wage increase, it is urged that the higher cost of living justifies their men, the engineers, firemen, conduc tors and brakemen, are the highest paid classes of railroad labor, question being asked why an engineer getting an average wage in 1913 of $6.20, should while trackmen, who were getting $1.58 per day, should be left out? Again, the average wage of conduc tors in 1913 is shown by the statistics bf the Interstate Commerce Commis sion to have been $4,39 per day. At demand. Yet these The require an increase, üfe - i the same time," telegrap'h operators and dispatchers were getting an aver age wage of $2.52 per day. If the increased cost of living for the $4.39 conductor necessitates a large increase in his compensation, where does the $2.52 dispatcher come in? . No demand is being urged on be half of the operators and dispatchers, and some of the railroads have lately been intimating vigorously that if a big additional burden must be laid on their labor funds they would like -to give the benefit to the poorer paid classes of employes. The truth of the whole business is the railroad em that, as a whole, ployes of the country are not very highly paid as compared to other peo ple. A few classes of railroad men are paid very high wages, fortunate of all these classes are the conductors and The most engineers, firemen, brakemen. Rate Rising Rapidly Not only are these four classes paid much more liberally than other em ployes, but the figures show that their rate of wages has been rising rapidly than that of any other more classes. In 1914 the Interstate Commerce Commission's report showed the num- | ber of railroad employes for the en tire country to be 1,710,296. this number there were 62,021 en- ; Out of 48,201 con gineers, 64,959 firemen, ductors, and 186,809 other trainmen: 'a total of 311,990, or just about one sixth of the entife number. At that same date, the number of trackmen, exclusive of foremen, was 1 That is, the number of com on the section was I , 337,451. mon * laborers greater than the entire roll of en gineers, firemen, conductors, and brakemen. trackmen was working for an aver age wage of $1.58 per day, while en gineers were getting $5.20, firemen were getting $2.13, conductors were getting $4.39, and other trainmen were getting $3.04. These figures are the commission's averages for the £n Yet this huge army of tire country.. Condition Bettered Largely because they are the best organized classes or railway workers and have been unremitting in their demands for better wages, these four classes have succeeded ih bettering their condition rapidly and regularly, at the expense of the other classes, which are not so highly organized. The trainmen, whenever they insist on a wage increase, have, on their side, the tremendously potent argu ment that if they don't get what they ask, they can walk out and tie up the whole railroad system. No other class of employes could do this, be cause no other is so instantly Indis pensable. How effectively the four favored classes have used their power is shown by the cold figures. In the ten years from 1903 to 1912, inclusive, the salaries of general officers in creased an average of 17 per cent. In that same ten-year period the salaries of engineers increased 24 per cent. During those same ten years the wages of general office clerks increas ed 13 per cent, while the wages of firemen Increased 32 per cent. # -During those same ten years the wages of telegraph operators and dis patchers increased 14 per cent, while, those of trainmen other than conduc tors increased 36 per cent. Impressive Statement Here is an impressive statement 0 $ fact about railway wages that ought I not to escape attention. There were j a total of 37,873 employes classified as switch tenders, crossing lenders, [ and watchmen. These were receiv ing in 1912 an average of $1.70 per day, which was actually 6 cents a with whom the statistics j The conductors, therefore, j were only a slightly more numer- j ou3 class than the tenders and watch- j men; yet, while the conductors had had their wages raised from $3.38 to $4.29 per day, the less fortunate j class of tenders and watchmen had | to stand a reduction from $1.76 to $1.70 per day. If the cost of living has been stead ily advancing for conductors, so as.to justify an increase of 27 per cent in their wages, it seems difficult to ex plain why that same cost of living should have fallen sufficiently to war rant a decrease of 3 per oent in the wages of switch tenders, crossing tenders, and watchmen. Take the single classification of general office clerks. There were 87,106 of these according to the of ficial report. A much larger number than of either engineers, firemen, or conductors. day less than they had been receiv ing ten years earlier. At that time there were 48,201 con- ! ductors dealt. These general office clerks were paid an average of $2.21 per day in 1903, and of $2.50 in 1912; an in crease of only 13 per cent in the ten year period. General office clerks, without ex ception, are compelled to live in cities, where the cost of living is high. Engineers Better Off Engineers, on the other hand, are distributed between large towns and small towns; on the average, their living circumstances ought to make their expenses average considerably less than those of office clerk3, yet the statistics show that engineers have received in the ten-year period an increase of 24 per cent in their wages, making them average exactly $5 per day, while general office clerks have received an increase of only 13 per cent, making them aver age $2.50 per day. One of the worst underpaid classi fications of railway employes is that of the station agents. There are just about 40^000 of these in the country, or nearly as many as the number of conductors. In 1903 station agents averaged $1.80 a day, and in 1912 they had been raised to only $2.20 a day, while in that same time conductors had advanced from $3.38 to $4.20. That is, the station agent in 1912 was getting just about half the wages of the conductor, and in ten years he | ; had had an average increase of 17 per cent, while the conductor 8 Ini crease had been 27 per cent. 1 Here are two of the most numer ous classes of railway employes: Trainmen, other than engineers, I firemen; and conductors, numbered 136,809, while trackmen numbered 337,461. The statistics show that the trackmen were getting in 1903 an average of $1.81 per day, and in 1912 an average of $1.50 per day, an in , crease of 14 per cent. What Others Got On the other hand, the classifica tion of other trainmen was getting in 1903 $2.17 per day, ahd in 1912, $2.96 per day, an increase of 3Q per cent. In percentage, this is the largest ad* yance received by Any single class of employeg„during this decade. J À general survey of wage condi- . tlons in the railway service and in other Industries, it is believed, would show that in the last fifteen years the highly organized and favored classes of railway wage earners have had their incomes increased more than almost any other class of work ers in the country, while the much more numerous, but less effectively organized classes of railway workers have probably received rather less Increases than other industrial work ers in general. In view of the strong feeling that these most fortunate classes of the railway employes are now making excessive and unreasonable demands, attention is now being called as never before to these general dis crepancies. There is a strong dis position to inaugurate a general and sweeping inivestigation of the whole question of railway wages with a. view to establishing some sort of pub-i ' lie regulation not unlike that already! applied to railroad rates, in the in terest of employes and public alike. Meanwhile, there is a marked indis position to extend further favors to those classes already most highly favored, at the expense of other classes of employes who appear to be getting very low wages. be is in 24 of $ Effects Of a Tie-Up It is calculated that if a general tie up and paralysis of all freight traffic I should result from the demand of the j freight trainmen for an increase Of 25 per cent in their wages, a large num [ ber of the poorer people of New York City would face starvation within three days; in other words, these a people have available supplies of food for not more than two days ahead: Other large cities would face like con Milk supplies would be cut j off, and babies dependent on the daily j milk jar for sustenance would be left j to perish. The distress would-reach j all classes everywhere, and more especially the working people because factories necessarily would be shut j down on account of inability to | eure raw material or to ship finished products. ! ditions. se MET0L KEPT IN BANK VAULT Chemical Used by Photographers Has Become So Scarce That It Is Now Almost Priceless. Beloit, Wis.—Metol, one ol the most needed ingredients in the developing of photographs, has become so scarce on the American market that a Beloit photographer has taken his supply to a safety deposit vault in a local bank. C. E. Wright, a local photographer, says that a short time ago he removed from its hiding place in his studio a package containing four pounds of the precious metol and took it to« hank. According to Mr. Wright,'photograph ic supply companies gave their last quotation on metol more than two months ago and since then it has been practically impossible to obtain it Before the European war metol was quoted at about $4 a pound. Its last quotation was $54 for the same quan tity, and it is now estimated that the value of the stuff is increased to near ly $100. Other Beloit photographers are guarding their supplies of metol also. Those who had foresight laid in a stock of chemicals while the "laying up" was good. Advices to the photo} graphic supply trade are to the effect that the prices of photographic paper and other materials essential to the business have advanced so that soon photographers will be forced to In crease their rates 100 per cent. Hydrochinon, a chemical which is time may have to be relied on entire! ly for developing has advanced froid 62 cents to $7.90 per pound and potasi slum bromide is now quoted at $6.7? per pound, as against 39 oents befon the war. Pçrçe, Register drôamome tétf mounted •he tfnitê( [culture t< iray is ital of • e i e tractive various weigh |inds of roadways. W Make finishing Touches, . For putting the finishing touches tôj r ncrete roads, a machine driven by; gasoline engine has |eeq invented that can finish about &Ö00 square foe* km' 1 . * y 1 Shape for Country Country roads should inch condition that they will sh< jveTy drop ol t$*ter tuât falls < Reasonable proposition, IA good road between every fa;m end market id ft reasonable and worth? while proposition. When writing advertisers men tion the Reveille.