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/j VU4nUy ■ (/ ( wem. PORT GIBSON. CLAIBORNE CO., MISS.. THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 1916. . RE-EST1BUS1ED FEB. I IIT61 ESTABLISHED 1880 DISCONTINUED 1861 IEIJEIIEJ— VOL. XXXIX NO, 41 I am just in receipt of the following NEW GOODS and solicit your orders Pacific Coast Sardines, in Tomato Sauce Pine Apple Glace Crystallized Ginger Spiced Cantaloupe Queen Olives Cooper's and Cox's Gelatine Curry Powder Sweet Gherkins Onion Pickles (Sour and Sweet) Orange, Grape Fruit and Fig Marmalade Apple Cider McLarens Cheese Brick Cheese Mints Plain and Nut Milk Chocolate Pimentos, Lentils, Yeast, Junket Tablets Strawberry, Cherry and Red Raspberry Preserves Kumquot Preserves Assorted Jams, Evaporated Apples, Honey Apple Butter and Mince Meat Mushrooms, Chocolates and Cocoa Shrimp, Sardines and Pearl Barley Maple Syrup, Prepared Buckwheat Old Style Buckwheat Chow Chow, Prunes, Peanut Butter and Prunes Potato Chips, New Oatmeal and Shredded Wheat Pure High Grade Candies, only 39c per pound \ \ t,y C. E. MORRIS, Dry Goods and Groceries, PORT GIBSON, MISS. COLONY. The farmers of this section are almost through gathering their crops. It is expected that other crops will more than balance the shortage in corn and peas. Onr Sunday School Is having a We would be good attendance, glad to have any of our friends — visit us any Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Mr. Joe Brashear bought a wag on load of calves from Slayton. These calves helped fill a car which was shipped from Port Gibson last week. The farmers are much rejoiced over the needed rain. Services were held in the Colony school house Sunday afternoon by Rev. McVey of Lorman. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Housley of McBride spent the week end with Mrs. Honsley's parents, Mr. and Mrs, R. C. Slayton. Miss Grace Sharbrough, the Colony teacher, visited her parents at Port Gibson the past Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. George Fidtler left Sunday for Baton Rouge to visit relatives. Mrs. Bettie Walters is visiting her son, Mr. Abby Walters, of Baton Rouge. Colony will have a Hallowe'en party Friday night, Oct. 27, 1916, at the Colony school house. Mr. R. c. of a if ■ 1 Shoes, Shoes FOR FALL and WINTER The most complete assort ment ever shown in Port Gibson. FOR MEN Stacy Adams Company W. L. Douglas Shoe Co. Lynchburg Shoe Company FOR LADIES Zeigler Brothers Halifax Shoe Company Lynchburg Shoe Company FOR CHILDREN Billikin Shoes Lynchburg Shoe Company Halifax Shoe Company We solicit your patronage. Samuel Weil. We ask that all friends dressed as ghosts or witches. Ad mission will be ten cents and refreshments will be served free. The proceeds will be used in buy ing a new desk for the school bouse. come Headqnarters for School Sup plies; we carry a full line of Tablets, School Bags, Pencils, Erasers, Ink, Book Straps, Cryons, Pen Holders, Pen Points, Drinking Cups, and everything else the school children need. David Bock's Department Store. Teachers Meeting. On Saturday, Oct. 14th,a special meetiog of the Teachers' Associa tion was held by Prof. O. T. Barlow in the Superintendent's office for tbe purpose of deciding on a course of study for tbe benefit of tbe teachers. After a few interesting and inspiring suggestions from our hearty sympathizer and enthusias tic co-worker, Miss H. Persoo, tbe Association adopted Strayer's A Brief Course in Teaching Process"—(MacMillan.) First of a series of subjects. The meetings are to be held monthly in each respective district. The first being called by the fol lowing temporary leaders. Per manent leaders are to be chosen at first district meetings: Dist. i—Miss Luster. Place of Meetiog—Port Gibson, in Supt's. office, on last Saturday of each scholastic month, at 10:30 a. sharp. Di 5 l. 2—Meets with Dist. 1. Dist. 3—Mr. Croucb. Place— Rocky Springs. Time—Optional. Dist. 4—Mr. Hooker. Place— Hermanvilie. Dist. 5—Mr. McAmis. Place— Beach Gr^ve. Tbe Supt. has given half of one Friday in each month for this work. But if it is more conven ient to meet on Saturday, tbe leaders may call meeting on this day* instead. Members from one district may attend meetings in other districts, if mure convenient. The teachers were urged by tbe President of the Association to attend these meetings and get a broader conception of real teach ing. In unity there is strength. Kindred spirits make us let's keep on keeping on. SECRETARY. ■ 1 m. one—so Car load of mules and mares rived this week, and any .one In need of a good animal is invited to call and see them. ar Taylor & Banting. THE COUNTY FAIR. Rained Out Yesterday, but Good Weathei Gives Promise of Large Crowds for Today and Tomorrow. Tbe dreucbiug rain yesterday moruiug kept mauy exhibits from reaching tbe Fair, and no one but those having business on tbe grounds ventured out. However, tbe weather was much better in tbe afternoon and a number of townspeople went out to see tbe exhibits. Had tbe weather been more promising it is believed this would have been one of tbe best fairs tbe county has bad. Some good stock and farm products are on display. The school exhibit is very fine, as is also tbe display of needlework. There are a few excellent one farm Other exhibits at tbe exhibits. Fair are very creditable. Tbe performances at tbe opera bouse are attractive; and last night, notwithstanding tbe inclem ent weather, tbe building was filled with people. Clearing weather this morning gives promise that tbe last two days of the Fair will be well at tended. BUSINESS LEAGUE. Port Gibson Business Men Organ ize for Purpose of Boost ing the County. Port Gibson Business League was organized here last Friday morning, and its executive com mittee bas bad two meetings since for tbe purpose of perfecting tbe organization. D. C. Houston was elected president and J. G. Joseph vice president. Tbe president was given power to select an executive committee,and be appointed J. M. Taylor, W. J. Manns and H. H. Crisier, who are to act with tbe president and vice president. Tbe executive committee was to select a paid secretary and present bis name to tbe League, also to draw bylaws and fix dues for tbe ap proval of tbe League. Tbe committee selected H. A. Marscbalk for secretary and fixed tbe monthly dues at $1.50 per member. Another meeting of tbe League was held luesday evening at six o'clock at which tbe acts of the executive committee were ap proved. Tbe entertainment com mittee, composed of L. A. Smith, J. M. Magruder and J. G. Joseph, reported on its work of preparing for the Vicksburg-visitors. A membership committee was appointed by tbe president. a INCREASES ASSESSMENT The State Board of Equalization Increases Claiborne Assess ment 18 and 22 Per Cent. The board of supervisors was notified this morning that tbe State Board of Equalization bad in creased the assessment on Clai borne county horses 18 per cent and on all mules 22 por cent. No other changes were made in tbe rolls. _ This increase will mean from $15 to $20 per bead increase on these animals. President Allen has called a special meeting of tbe Board to be held next Tuesday to -make tbe increase ordered. Just opened aline of Queen Qual ity Shoes, all the latest styles and toes, also a new line of tbe cele brated Educator Shoes for Boys and Girls. David Bock's Department Store. The Elzee Hats are unsurpassed for style and beauty. See them at Mrs. C. C. Little's but tbe a out RECOMMENDS SAME. Sidewalks Committee Insists on the Same Walks as Ordered Before. Tbe Board of Mayor and Aider men met in special session Oct. 18, 1916, to consider tbe report of tbe sidewalks committee. Present—Mayor Smith; Aider men Watkins, Jones, Bailey, Gor don and Manns. Absent—Aider man Person. Tbe Sidewalk Committee sub mitted their report, which recom mended tbe same sidewalks as were specified before: The Committee called tbe Board's attention to the fact that tbe plans tor tbe sidewalks sub mitted in tbeir report covered identically tbe same walks as tbe plans first adopted ai tbe regular meeting Sept. 4th. Tbe committee also stated that tbe town bad a perfect right to place a sidewalk upon only une side of a street where it was deemed useless and unnecessary to put a walk on tbe other side; therefore they bad made no change in tbe plans, ao they did not think that tbe original plans could be improved, so as to be of more ben efit to tbe residents of tbe town. It was moved, seconded and carried, that this report be received and filed and spread on tbe min utes and that tbe Board set Oct. 30th, 7:30 p. m., to meet and dis cuss fully tbe recommendations, and at tbe same^tûre to receive^ protests, specihc and general, in * opposition to sidewalks. On motion tbe Board adjourned. C. R. WHARTON, Clerk. as to all of REGANTON. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Foster and their interesting little daughters, Grace and Doris, motored to Ray mond Saturday, accompanied by Mi. Richards and Miss Willie B. Chatham. Miss Edith Luster, the accom plished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Luster, and who is a mem ber of the Edwards high school faculty, spent tbe week end with her parents this week. Miss Elizabeth Brown, who is the able county agent of the home economic extension work in Alcorn county, is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Brown, at Cayuga, for a fortnight. Mrs. Walter White and son, Walter, of Newman motored here Sunday and visited relatives. Mr. T. S. McCay and family are enjoying a visit from his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Regan, and sister, Mrs. Laura Lum, of Rocky Springs. Miss Myrtle Peyton,' accompa nied by her brothers, Glen and Charles EUis, attended church at Duke Sunday afternoon. Master Herbert Skates of Moss old by as of for town made a brief visit here Sun day. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Crawford spent the week end with Mrs. Crawford's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Hackler, at Bethesda this week. Milking 150 Cows. We are told by a prosperous dairyman of the Hermanvilie neighborhood "that the milk from ahout 150 cows is being shipped from that place each day. He says that while a number of these cows are not regular dairy cattle, being milked because their calves have been shipped, other cows are being added to dairy herds and the bus iness is steadily increasing. set Mares and Mules for sale at Marx & MoreheadS table for cash or credit. Provide your child with a guar anteed Umbrella for $1.00 school use. Sold by C. E. Morris. Vicksburgers Here. About 75 of Vicksburg's leading business men, among them being L. P. Casbman of the Post and £. A. Fitzgerald of tbe Herald, came down this morning to participate in Vicksburg Day. Tbe visitors are taking in tbe town and sur rounding county as well as enjoy ing tbe Fair. Wanted to Sell for Cash or Cred it—75 head of Mares and Mules at Marx & Morehead Stable. * To the People of Claiborne County This is an urgent appeal made through tbe Port Gibson Chapter U. D. C. There is now 225 inmates in the Jefferson Davis Confederate Home at Beauvoir,and there are about 75 or 100 needy veterans and their wives on the waiting list who ought to be enjoying tbe privileges of this splendid institution, but cau not be admitted because every room is occupied. ^ There fore, we are making this appeal in tbe name of tbe "Lost Cause" and humanity. The ever generous people of our couuty will gladly send donations to help erect two more dormitories, so all can be given a home in their few remain ing years, and we just must help now, for old age is upoo them and within a few years they will be gone to tbeir last borne, where there is no night. Kindly send all donations to tbe Mississippi Southern Bank and they will forward to the Board of Trustees. MRS. D. H. SMITH, Pres. U. D. C. Coming Next Week—Carload of Mules. They will all be Young and Sound. For sale by Marx & Morehed for cash or credit. In Memoriam—Rosa Calhoun Martin. Entered into tbe higher life, fter two days' nines', r-n Cctobcr 14, 1916, Mrs. S. C. Martin, at her borne in St. Louis, Missouri. Rosa, second daughter of James Calbouu and Eliza Chambliss, was born at Woodlawn Plantation, Claiborne county, Mississippi, May i, 1846. January 20, 1870, she was mar ried to Dr. Solomon Claiborne Martin. After residing for two years in Port Gibson they moved to St. Louis, where Dr. Martin practiced bis profession until bis death in March, 1906. She is survived by two sons, Salomon Claiborne, Jr., and Clar ence; and by three daughters, Rosa Calhoun, Lucile (Mrs. James MacNish) and Frederica. Besides these, three sisters,— Mrs. F. C; Martin, Mrs. Ella Rowan and Mrs. W. Y. Hughes* all ot Port Gibson,—and a number of other relatives will cherish tbe memory of this good, true woman. Her death brings regret to mauy, both - of the older and younger Descended from generations, proud families, and nurtured in a home of culture, amidst all the traditions and associations ot the old order, Mrs. Martin is recalled by innumerable guests and friends as the central figure of a happy "throng, dispensing tbe gracious hospitality of a home eVer over flowing with generous welcome. Surrounded and sheltered by loving, daughters and devoted sons, both ot whom are physicians, she bore herself with patience and courage through tbe sorrows and illnesses that encompassed her later years. So, after a full and happy life— happy notwithstanding the long years of failing health—the final summons came. The bereaved have tbe comfort of knowing that the parting is but for a while. "Lett behind we wait in trust For the resurrection-day. , Father, in Thy gracious keeping Leave we now Thy servant sleep iug." * t * * How to dive Good Advice. The best way to give good advice is to set a good example. When others see how quickly you get over your cold by taking Chamberlain's Cough Remedy they are likely to follow your example. This rem edy has been in use for many years and enjoys an excellent reputation. Obtainable everywhere. Advertisement Co Our Young people : It is our desire to assist you in forming Zht Saving f)abit Deposit what you earn each week, month or year. KEEP A CHECK on your income and expense. Che Beat Receipt you can hold is'a cancelled check. MAKE OUR BANK I YOUR BANK. Mississippi Southern Bank PORT GIBSON, MISS. Capital and Surplus $65,000 State and County Depository SIDNEY BERNHKIMKR, President J. M. TAYLOR, Vice President-Manager J. B. ALLEN, Active Vice President GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier The Brandi Store % -OFTHE Valley Dry Goods Company HAVE OPENED THEIR NEW STORE Ü IN THE Jordan Building Main Street JR t, We will have on display a beautiful line of the latest style Suits and Cloaks MRS. E. J. KENNARD, Agent l'M INAi HURRY J Si y 21 l A228 Our Stock Is Such That you may always depend on finding here just What You Want When You Want It. None of our customers have ever had to postpone their building operations because we couldn't supply their needs. SEE US FOR LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL KELLEY CURRIE PRES. AND MGR. CENTRAL LUMBER CO. Mill and Church Sts., Jackson, Miss. 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 Jurorsland.all others attending Court especiallrlinvited. LEON PENNISI, Prop.