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f mille. \ 1 \ ia«o D 1861 ESTABLISH DISCONTIN » . RE'ESTIBIISRES FEB. 2. IITC PORT GIBSON. CLAIBORNE CO MISS.. THURSDAY. OCT 26, 1916. «El IfIIH.—VOL. XXXIX NO, 42 • 1 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 at \ C. E. MORRIS, Dry 6oods and Groceries, PORT GIBSON, MISS. The Sidewalk Question. I have been interested in the article in last week's Reveille, on sidewalks, and puzzled as to whether it was meant as a joke or in earnest. If it is a joke, it is apt to be misunderstood, and it meant in earnest"u W caj^ujatetf lead any one not familiar with town affairs. The additional five mill levy, which ihe writer slates will carry 4.1 hood issues, is already spen , aud can provide for nothing. Toe treasurer's report to the October, 1916, meeting of the Board, shows the floating debt of the town, to be paid out of this year's taxes, as follows: to mis . . . $2000 00 . . . 1889 07 ... 90 42 ... 599 80 ... 907 92 Total already spent of taxes for 1916 . $5487 21 and on the present assessment it will take over six mills to pay this, and the additional five mill levy is already more than consumed. Last year at the same time, the floating debt was Overdraft, General fund " Fire fund . . Loan of Port Gibson Bank Overdraft, General fund . . . . , " School fund .... " Street fund. " Fire fund. $1512 81 76149 $2274 30 which shows an incaease of $3, 212 91 for twelve months past. Only $20.00 in bonds were paid in each of the years 1915 and 1916, but in 1914 there were paid $4000, Total 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 Biltikin Shoes Lynchburg Shoe Company Halifax Shoe Company We solicit your patronage. Samuel Weil. which possibly accounts for the overdratt in 1915, but before then a 10 mill levy bad paid all ex penses, and provided for the pay ment of bonds too, but in 1916, with no bonds paid, our levy is increased fifty per cent on an in crease in floating debt of $3212 92, The Reveille on Oct. 5th says that the increase is due to the de creased assessment, and to expen ses incident to the new sidewalks. $024,088 80 ** 1916, partly estimated 898,652 50 .$ 25.436 30 On a 10 mill basis the loss of revenue from this cause would be $254.36, which is less than a third of a mill on the present year's assessment. This then accounts for, say, a third of a mill increase, and the remainder is ''trimmings" to the sidewalks just finished. The Reveille is plainly right, as no salaries have been raised, and no new street work done, except such as is required by the change in stdewalk grades. The above figures are from the town records, and are accurate, and in addition the estimate of the present floating debt has been submitted to the town treasurer, aod is also accurate. What effect the building of new sidewalks will bave on the town finances is more or less spéculât ive, but there is no reason to believe that the extra expenses will be any less in proportion, and if this is the case, a levy next year of more than twenty mills can be, expected, if the sidewalks are built as proposed. There is a question as to whether the present 15 mill levy is enough to cover the deficit, and it is openly said that the mem ber of the city officialdom who is best posted on the financial condi tion of the town claims that the levy should have been 18 mills. If that is the case the levy for next year may exceed even the above estimate. I think the public should look fully into this, and be prepared to meet the extra taxes, if the v build ing program is carried through. J. T. DRAKE. a Assessment for 1915 was Decrease C. C. Smith Sells Store. Charles C. Smith sold out bis goods of the Insmore store to Cicero Herd of Utica. Mr. Heard took possession today add will do business at the same stand. Smith, alter doing a mercantile business for 28 years at McCaleb and Insmore, retires to devote his time to general farming, has it that be wiH remove to Tun ica county or Arkansas bottoms to engage in cotton planting. . Mr. Rumor THE COUNTY FAIR. Great School Parade of 800 Children, Who Were Lunched by the Business Men. List of the Prize Winners. There were so many special feat ures at the fair we will not attempt to comment at length on any of them, but the school display, the three or four one farm exhibits, the special display by the Female College, the art exhibits of Miss Taliaferro and Mrs "Featherstun, "nnd the unusually fine needlework exhibit attracted much attention. The musical instruments made by Mr. Westrope would do credit to a factory. Everything connected with them, save the strings was a product of Claiborne county. Even the pearts with which they were inlaid, were taken from muscles found in a stream near Mr. Wes trope's home. This young man is an aitist whose ability should be developed to its fullest extent. Had not the rain the first day cast such a damper on the whole, fair, there is but little doubt that it would have been the best ever had As it was, some parts excelled all former efforts, especially the school parade. There were about 800 children besides a hundred oj^two men and women who march ed from the court bouse to the Fair to on to on on on OQ to the to on er to grounds. There the children sang inspiring songs and listened to a short talk by J. M. Taylor. Aftei i his they were marched back to the much stand where each was pro vided with a good lunch by the business men of town. W. J. Manus was the leading spirit ii> making this happy suggestion, and every business man entered into the efforts, which terminated so successfully, with much interest. Some of the teachers were heard to say it was the best thing they had ever seen. — The stock holders.. of the associ ation met Friday and elected I. M. Taylor president for the coming year, and decided hereafter to have a paid secretary. The selection oi the secretary was left to the exec utive committee to be selected by the president. Following are the winners of the prizes : HORSES Arthur Moore, Supt. Best combination brood mare, 2 years and over, C. A. Till ist and 2nd, S. P. Headley & Sons 3rd. Best combination colt, 2 to 3 years, T. R. Trim ist, Sam Trim 2nd. Best draft stallion 2 years and over, Arthur Moore ist, S. P Headley & Sons 2nd, W. M. Rich mond 3rd. Best draft mare 2 years and ov er T. R. Trim ist, Sam Trim 2nd. Best draft colt 2 to 3 years, T. R. Trim ist, Sam Trim, 2nd. Best draft sucking colt, T. R. Trim ist, Sam Trim 2nd. Best mule colt 1 year and over, W. H. Rogers ist. Best mule colt ? to 3 years, W. H. Rogers ist. Best brood mare with best suck ing mule colt, C. A. Till ist, R.C. Slaton 2nd. CATTLE J. M. Magruder, Supt. Best calves under 1 year, 5 or more in herd, C. A. Till ist, J. V. Gage 2nd. Best home raised bull over two years, S. P. Headley & Sons ist, W. C. Guthrte 2nd. (Continued off Second Page! COMMITTEE REPORT. Sidewalks Which the Aldermen Propose to Pave. To the Board of Mayor and Alder men, Town of Port Gibson, Miss.: The Committee to which was re ferred, at the last regular meeting of your board, the entire matter of the building of or the putting down ot uniform concrete side walks upon certain streets of the town, together with the plans and report of the former committee, and the several protests made in of a a opposition thereto; wish to say: « We have carefully considered, in ail of its phases, the whole sub ject matter; at no time being uu mindful pt the protests, but at all times have treated the contem plated improvements as a whole, wbat would be the most practical, economical and common sense plan, the one henefitting the great est number of our citizens. We find that the Board has the legal,"and we believe the moral, right to pave the sidewalk upon one side only, and any one side of a street. We find the protests, largely of the non resident character, insuf ficient and in some instances un reasonable, as well as unjust. The Committee respectfully of fer this, the plan or specehcation following, as their unanimous port and recommendation: ist. Farmer Street—To be paved on both sides, between Carroll and Coffee, on the west side only, from Coffee to Greenwood street. 2od. Cotton Street—To be paved on both sides, from the north side of Orange street to the right of way of the Y. & M. V. Railroad, and ou the east side only from said railroad to where the street inter sects the road leading into the grounds of Chamberlain Hunt Academy. 3rd. College Street — To be paved on the east side only, oetween Fair and Walnut streets; to be paved ou both sides from Waluut to Greenwood streets, and on the west side^ou-iy, from thé said Greenwood street to the south line of the property of Mrs. S. B. Herlitz. 4th. Vine Street—To be paved on the east side only, from Carroll to Coffee street. 51b. Marginal Street — To be paved on the west side only, from Carroll on the north toCbmquepin street on the south. 6tb. . Waluut Street — To be paved on both sides between Cot ton and College. 7tb. Carroll Street—To be paved on both sides between Cotton and Coilege streets, and on the north side only between College and Marginal streets. 8tb. Jackson Street — To be paved 00 both sides between Farmer and College streets, and on the north side only between College aud Marginal streets. çtb. Coffee Street—To De paved on both sides between Farmer and College streets, aod on the north side only between College and Marginal streets and on the south side ouly from Marginal street to the eastern end of said Farmer street. 10th. Chinquepin Street—To be paved on both sides between Cot ton and* College streets, on the north side only between Farmer and Cotton streets, and on the south side only from College to a point six hundred feet east of the' southeast intersection of Cbinque pin and Marginal streets. nth. Chtna Street —To be paved OQ the north side only from Market to Farmer, and on both sides from Farmer to College, and on the south side only from College to Vine street. I2tb. Oak Street—To be paved on the north side only from Farm er to Cotton, and on both sides from Cotton to College street. 13th. Greenwood Street—To be paved oo the north side only from the Power Plant to Cotton street, and on both sides from Cotton to College street, and on the north side only from^ College street to the cemetery. 14th. That the width of all walks to be fouf feet, except those on Cotton and College-streets, which are to be six and five feet respect ively. You will note the above ptaa for the sidewalks is identical with that re of It of a at is els. ✓ submitted by the former commit tee, Messrs. Gordon, Jones and Person, which was unanimously adopted at a full and regular meet ing of your Board September 41b, 1916. w. J. MANNS, JOHN P. WATKINS, N J. M. JONES, - Committee. Port Gibson, Miss., Oct. 18, 1916. Headquarters for School Sup plies; we carry a full line of Tablets, School Bags, Pencils, jErasers, Ink, Book Straps, Cryoos, Pen Holders, Pen Points, Drinking Cups, and everything elÆ the school children need. David Bock's Department Store. TICKS AT WESTS1DE. Six Ticky Herds in Western Part of the County. F. J. Bardsley> who succeeded W. H. Cooper as tick inspector, writes President Allen of the Board cf Supervisors that be has found six ticky herds 61 cattle near West side. The cattle belong to M. M. Ashley, T. VV. -Nelson, Trim, Lee Adams, Aarons and Humets, and he states that other herds are in tested or have beeo exposed. Mr. Bardsley states that some of the owners are willing to do wbat they can to help eliminate the ticks. He concludes his letter with the lollowing: ments made by the owners in this vicinity, the inspector has made out one. trip there this season. In order to eradicate fever ticks we have all got work to do." ? % According to state C ( : We are showing a big line of Boys' Fall Suits and Knee Pants, price ranging from $1.50 to $6.50 We can suit you at almost any price you want to pay. Also a large variety of Girls' Dresses, sizes from 4 to 16, suitable for school and* street, prices ranging trom 50c up. David Bock's Department Store. THE BANQUET. ' Vicksburgers Royally Entertained by Business League. Last Thursday, the second day of the Fair, about sixty Vicksburg business men were entertained at luncheon in tbeSkipwith residence by the Port Gibson Business League. * The luncheon was planned by Miss Balmayne Taliaferro and Mrs. W. P. Gordon, and they were assisted by several other ladies. It was "elegantly prepared and served, and many were the words of praise beard from the visitors. There was not a hi:cb in the plaas, and the ladies deserve much praise for the unusual ability displayed. Blankets, Quits and Bed*Spreads, a very large assortment at very lowest price; also a nice line of Pillows, Pillow Shams, and Sheets at David Bock's Department Store DIED SUDDENLY. Silas P. Jones of Herman ville Died of Apoplexy. While feeding his hogs Monday, Mr. Silas P. Joues, a resident of Hermanville, was stricken with apoplexy and died a hour later. Mr. Jones was a native of In diana and* had been in this county He was only two or three years, the father of J. J. Jones, formerly manager of the Indiana Stock Farms Qp., which operated the Chicago plantation. A little over a year ago Mr. Jones was married to Mrs. G. W. Robertson, who survives him. The remains were shipped to In diana for burial. Are You Looking Old? Old age comes quick enough without in viting it. Some look old at forty. That is because they neglect the liver and bow els. Keep your bowels regular and your liver healthy and you will not only feel younger but look younger. When troubled with constipation or biliousness take Cham berlain's Tablets. They are intended es pecially for these ailments and are excel lent. Easy to take and most agreeable in effect. Obtainable everywhere. Advertisement Just received, a new line of Millinery from the northern markets. Mrs. C. C. Little. Ço Our Young people : It is our desire to assist you in forming Cbe Savina fiaMt i Deposit wbat you earn each week, month or year. KEEP A CHECK on your income and expense. Cbe Beat Receipt you can hold is a cancelled check. HAKE OUR BANK YOUR BANK. Mississippi Southern Bank PORT GIBSON, MISS. Capital and Surplus $65,000 »State and County Depository ê SIDNEY BERNHKIMER, President J. M. TAYLOR. Vice President-Manager J. B. ALLEN, Active Vice President GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier The Branch Store -OF THE Valley Dry Goods Company HAVE OPENED THEIR NEW STORE -IN THE Jordan Building Main Street On Friday and Saturday We will have on display a beautiful line of the latest style Suits and Cloaks MRS. E. J. KENNARD, Agent 4 in in À 1 HURRY J . I IB nK ki . 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 S' KELLEY CURRIE PRES. AND MGR. CENTRAL LUMBER CO. Mill and Church Sts , Jackson, Miss. I 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 all others attending Court especially invited, LEONPENNISI, Prop.