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PORT GIBSON. CLAIBORNE CO., MISS.. THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 1916.
. RE-EST1BUS1ED FEB. I IIT61
IEIJEIIEJ— VOL. XXXIX NO, 41
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Pine Apple Glace
Cooper's and Cox's Gelatine
Onion Pickles (Sour and Sweet)
Orange, Grape Fruit and Fig Marmalade
Plain and Nut Milk Chocolate
Pimentos, Lentils, Yeast, Junket Tablets
Strawberry, Cherry and Red Raspberry 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
C. E. MORRIS, Dry Goods and Groceries,
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
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
glad to have any of our friends
— visit us any Sunday afternoon at
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
Mrs. George Fidtler left Sunday
for Baton Rouge to visit relatives.
Mrs. Bettie Walters is visiting
her son, Mr. Abby Walters, of
Colony will have a Hallowe'en
party Friday night, Oct. 27, 1916,
at the Colony school house.
Mr. R. c.
FALL and WINTER
The most complete assort
ment ever shown in
Stacy Adams Company
W. L. Douglas Shoe Co.
Lynchburg Shoe Company
Halifax Shoe Company
Lynchburg Shoe Company
Lynchburg Shoe Company
Halifax Shoe Company
We solicit your patronage.
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
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
David Bock's Department Store.
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.
Di 5 l. 2—Meets with Dist. 1.
Dist. 3—Mr. Croucb. Place—
Rocky Springs. Time—Optional.
Dist. 4—Mr. Hooker. Place—
Dist. 5—Mr. McAmis. Place—
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
The State Board of Equalization
Increases Claiborne Assess
ment 18 and 22
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
This increase will mean from
$15 to $20 per bead increase on
President Allen has called a
special meeting of tbe Board to be
held next Tuesday to -make tbe
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
David Bock's Department Store.
The Elzee Hats are
unsurpassed for style
and beauty. See them
at Mrs. C. C. Little's
Sidewalks Committee Insists on the
Same Walks as Ordered
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
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.
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.
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
Miss Myrtle Peyton,' accompa
nied by her brothers, Glen and
Charles EUis, attended church at
Duke Sunday afternoon.
Master Herbert Skates of Moss
town made a brief visit here Sun
Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Crawford
spent the week end with Mrs.
Crawford's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Ivy Hackler, at Bethesda this
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.
Mares and Mules for sale at
Marx & MoreheadS table for cash
Provide your child with a guar
anteed Umbrella for $1.00 school
use. Sold by C. E. Morris.
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
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
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
So, after a full and happy life—
happy notwithstanding the long
years of failing health—the final
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
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Deposit what you earn each week, month or year. KEEP
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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
Valley Dry Goods Company
HAVE OPENED THEIR NEW STORE Ü
We will have on display a beautiful line
of the latest style
Suits and Cloaks
MRS. E. J. KENNARD, Agent
Our Stock Is Such
That you may always depend on finding
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
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PRES. AND MGR.
CENTRAL LUMBER CO.
Mill and Church Sts., Jackson, Miss.
White House Cafe
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.
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