. lE'ESTlBliSRED FEB. '2. HT6!
PORT GIBSON. CLAIBORNE CO., MISS.. THURSDAY. NOY 9, 1916.
«[»SERIE».-*VOL. XXXIX NO, 44
I am just in receipt of the following
and solicit your orders
Pacific Coast Sardines, in Tomato Sauce
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 6oods and Groceries,
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
Mrs. OlUe Bobo of Monroe, La.,
spent a week with her son, C. B.
Messrs. R. C. Slayton and How
ard Bobo attended tbe Stfte Fair.
Our Hallowe'en party at the
school bouse was quite a success.
About a dozen ghosts deigned to
accept our hospitality, much to the
amusement of all present.
Mr. Johnnie Pahnke has been
visiting bis brother, Joe Pahnke,
Rev. McLeod, pastor of the Port
Gihson Baptist church, preached
in the school house Monday night.
Ahont thirty were present, al
though everyone had short notice.
Mr. McLeod and his wife spent the
night in tbe home of Mr. and Mrs.
R C. Slayton.
Messrs. W. S. Callender and T.
W Nelson visited the State Fair.
Rev. McLe d held services in
Bethel church Sunday afternoon,
291h nit., to a Urge congregation.
Tbe pea crop is almost a failure.
A great many state that they will
have to buy seed peas for another
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.
Capt. W. M. Holder and bis
attractive daughter, Miss Bertha,
went to ]ackson to'attend tbe
Master Harold Humphreys, wbr
has been attending school in New
Orleans, bas been visiting bis
mother, Mrs. Mattie Belle Hum
Miss Clara Wade, who bas been
visitiog relatives here, returned «0
b;r borne in Natchez, accompanied
by Miss Anna Darden.
Mr. Willie Hugh Price took his"
initial trip per automobile, to
Natchez recently, driving Mrs.
Darden down to visit relatives.
When we get our "sure enough"
highway, these two cities will be
iu close commuuion and happy.
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
from 50c up.
David Bock's Department Store
Letter From Mr. Person.
In your issue of Nov. 2, 1916,
under tbe bead of "Decides on
Sidewalks," you state "there was
but one dissenting vote, that of
Alderman Person. 1
tion of this I wish to say that my
vote was not recorded against
sidewalks, but I did not vote for
tbe reason that I wished tbe Board
to allow tbe people east of College
street to say, by a 50 per cent
vote, whether they wished walks
in that part of town or not, and
not to link that part of town with
Cburcb and College streets (where
over 50 per cent bave requested
us to put down walks) aod make
tbe people east of College street
put down tbe walks wbretber they
want them or not. This was tbe
only difference between tbe other
members ot the Board and myself,
and my reason for not Voting to
adopt tbe report.
I. W. PERSON.
Headquarters for School Sup
plies; we carry a full line of Tablets,
School Bags, Pencils, Erasers, Ink,
Book Straps, Cryons, Pen Holders,
Pen Points, Drinking Cnps, and
everything else the school children
David Bock's Department Store.
For Sale—75 head Mules and
Mares—for Cash or Credit, at
Marx & Morehead Stable.
WILSON LEADS 5 VOTES.
At Eleven O'Clock Today Wilson Had 244 Electoral Votes Against
239 for Hughes. Most of Doubtful States Indicate
Safe Majorities for Wilson;
fJThe presidential election^
hangs in the balance. The
morning papers gave Wilson
240 votes, against 239 for
Hughes, with West Virginia,
New Hampshire, Minnesota,
North Dakota, South Dakota,
New Mexico, Washington and
California still in doubt.
At eleven o'clock this morn
ing New Hampshire was de
clared Democratic, which
added 4 votes to the Wilson
California papers at that
hour almost concede the state
to Wilson. New Mexico also
seems' to be in the Wilson
column, but it may be two or
three days before definite re
sults are obtained.
The Senate is Democratic,
while the House is in doubt
though indications point to
New Hampshire is the only
eastern state to support the
administration, while the
West was almost as solidly
Democratic as was the South.
Early yesterday everything
indicated the election o:
Hughes, and the Reveille's
editorial, which was printec
yesterday, was based on that
The campaign was a bitter
one. x The Republicans hac
twice as much money as did
the Democrats to carry on the
fight. They used every means
available to encompass Wil
son's defeat, even appealing
to religious prejudices.
This has been the first time
since the famous Hayes-Til
den campaign, when there
was a difference of only one
electoral vote, that an election
has been so ^close between
Summing up all of the in
formation obtainable, and leav
ing out personal preference,
Wilson seems to be the win
The County Vote.
There were about 450 votes
polled in tbe county Tuesday.
Tbe Democratic electors received
435 and tbe Republican electors 5
One Progressive elector got 2
votes aod three others 1 vote each.
Six of tbe Socialist electors got
pne vote each. - *
Senator Williams received 384
Congressman Quin got 372.
Supreme Court Justice Helden
Tbe game law lost by- a vote of
270 against and 123 for.
ARCHER PLACE SOLD.
D. H. Hill Becomes Owner and
Will Build Home.
Tbe Archer property, embracing
829 acres, was sold Monday by
order of court to affect a division
of tbe property among tbe heirs.
Mr. D. H. Hill, wbo recently
married Miss Elizabeth Percy, a
member ot tbe Archer family, was
tbe purchaser, paying/ $9100 for
It is understood that Mr. Hill
will erect a residence on that por
tion of tbe property lying between
tbe railroad £nd public highway a
mile aod a bait from Port Gibson.
MrSyHill's friends will be glad
know sbe will remai^ here.
Knox Hats, late styles.
C. E. Morris.
WILL CONTINUE FIGHT.
Board of Supervisors Decides to
Finish Campaign Against
A number of cattle men and
representative citizens appeared
before the Board of Supervisors
Monday and urged that the fight
against the cattle tick be con
tinued. It was stated that men
had bought land and came into the
county believing that the tick!
would soon be exterminated, and
to give up the fight now would be
disastrous. Almost the whole day
was spent in talking over the mat I
ter. The Board finally decided to I
adopt a vigorous campaign, and I
passed the following order:
Ordered, that T. R. Trim bel
appointed chief tick inspector of I
Claiborne county at a salary of I
$125 per monib until further no-1
uce. It being understood that be
is to cover tbe whole county and |
is to use an automobile.
It is also I
ordered that be have power
appoint Card McKewen, J. A. |
VlcEatter, M. C. Foster and one|j
other to assist in tbe work, such I
assistants to be paid $40 per month I
and all to devote tbeir entire < time
to the work.
The inspectors named above I
declined to serve, and Mr. Trim I
has selected the following assist-1
ants: ÿm* -,
Dist. r—E. W. Davis.
Dist. 2—Frank Headley.
Dist. 3—Tbos. Hughes.
Dist. 4— R. C. McKewen.
Dist. 5—J. A. McFatter.
Every herd in tbe county is to|as
be systematically inspected, and
in order that no time may be lost
in this work, Mr. Trim asks that I
all owners bave tbeir cattle penned
until this cao be done.
He proposes to publish the J
names of all. owners who have a
(icky cattle,* that others might I y
guard agaiust further spread.
CHAUTAUQUA CO MING. I
Will Be in Port Gibson Nov. 25
Radcliffe's Booster Chib Chau
tauqua will be in Port Gibson on j
NoV.'25th, 26th, 27th and 28th, J
appearing at the court bouse at 11
a. m and 3 and 8 p. m. each day.
The Chautauqua will he education
at and entertaiuiug, consisting of
lectures, music and sleight of hand
rare treat, and every body should
court bouse will be arranged so
attend. The rest room at tbe
that ladies coming from a distance
might bring tbeir lunches and en
joy them there.
The Sidewalk Question.
I 'have read with interest tbe
Mayor's answer to my article two
weeks ago on the above matter.
My lettèr was meant to bring on a
discussion, and I am glad that
there has been an answer.
The answer, however, does oot
meet tbe facts that I have pre
viously shown except to a very
I compiled tbe various items of
tbe fioating'debt which aggregated
1(5487*21 ; this floating debt was
made up of shortages in fbe gener
al fund, fire fund, street fund and
a very small overdraft on tbe
school fund, and a debt to tbe
Port Gibson Bank. Tbe Mayor
replies that there were expendi
tures on tbe water aud light plant,
but these expenditures, were all
charged to tbe water and light I
fund, and no part at them to~~any
of the funds now showing a short
age, and cannot account in any
way for shortages in tbe other
funds; no transfer has been made
within the last year or two from |
the general food to the water and
light fund, except the regular
and hydrants and street sprinkling
expenditures, and no part of the
loan from the Port Gibson Bank
went to the water and light fund,
and that part of the answer does
Tbe expenditure for fire hose
•accounts tor apart of tbe shortage,
but only a small part; tbe shortage
in tbe fire fund in October,
! was I761.49, and ( in 1916, same
date, $907.92, a difference of only
$146.43 in that fund, and I make
bold to say that a part of even that
small difference is probably due to
changes made necessary by the
construction of tbe new sidewalks.
The reply of the Mayor leaves
no explanation tor over $3000 ex
cess of disbursements over receipts
I betweeu October, 1915, and Oc
I tober, 1916. It would, of course,
take an audit to show exactly what
b e Cam e af this difference. My
| position is that tor years the town
I bas operated and paid bonds
tojxQmill levy; as soon as tbe new
| sidewalks ar e coastructed the levy
um psto 15 mills, with over six
I mills already represented by a
I floating debt,
If this excess ex
penditure was not occasioned by
tbe new sidewalks, for what was it
I spent? I bave seen large adch
I tional expenses necessary to these,
apart from tbe actual construction;
and it has been my idea that tbe
heavy increase in tbe levy was due
to that cause.
The levy for a number of years
back, as shown by tbe minutes of
tbe Board of Aldermen, has been
1909, 12 mills; 1910, 11 mills
11912, 19131 1914 and 1915,
I mills for each year,
The Mayor is in error in stating
that tbe levy was reduced in 1914
J from i 2}4 to 10 mills; it had stood
a t the latter figure for a number of
I y ears already,
No transfer to the fire fund from
I f " Dd " ,S ^ ' 9 ' 5
I see no reason to change my
prediction that the citizens can
expect a much heavier increase in
tax lev Y for 19 * 7 . if 'be proposed
j sidewalks are constructed,
J. T. DRAKE.
Head-Otf that All-Winter Cough
At the first sign of sore throat, tight
chest or stuffed-up bead take a dose of Dr.
Bell's Pine-Tar-Honey The healing pine
tar, soothing honey and glycerine quickly
relieve the congestion, loosen the phlegm
and break up your cold. Dr. Bell's Pine
I Tar-Honey has all the benefits of the
healing aroma from a pine .^forest, it is
pleasant to take and antiseptic. The
formula on the bottle tells why it relieves
colds and coughs. At your Druggist, 25c.
The sentence of W. B. Middle
ton, colored, wbo shot up Grand
Gulf a few years-aga^ was con
firmed by the supreme court this
week. Middleton was tried three
times for this offense, tbe last time
at tbe January term of court when
be was convicted and sentenced to
serve a term of five years in tbe
penitentiary. Pending bis appeal,
be was released from jail on a
$5000 bond because of ill health,
and bas been at large since until
arrested and jailed by Sheriff Jos.
Middleton,'Tt will be remember
ed, attempted to kill a negro wom
an, aod wben opposed by others,
began shooting at everyone wbo
came in sight. # C. B. Wheeless
and W. C. Stampley were severely
Car load of moles and mares ar-'
rived this week, and any one in
used of a good animal is invited to
call and see them.
Taylor & Bunting.
Q CjJ -J- Q p | ^
Lo Our Young people :
It is our desire to assist you in forming
Lbe Savin# fjaMt
Deposit what you earn each week, month or year. KEEP
A CHECK on your income and
The Best Receipt
you can hold is a cancelled check. JMAKE OUR BANK
Mississippi Southern Bank
PORT GIBSON, MISS.
Capital and Surplus $65,000
State and County Depository
SIDNEY BERNHKIMER, President
J. M. TAYLOR, Vice President-Manager
J. B. ALLEN, Active Vice President
GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier
Tbe Branch Store
Valley Dry Goods Company
Have on hand
A New/Line of
Ladies' and Children's Dressés, Suits,
Cts , Skirts and Hats.
Call and see them.
MRS. E. J. KENNARD, Agent
IM in a
Our Stock Is Such
that you may always depend on finding
Wbat You Want When Ynu Want It.
None of our customers have ever had to
postpone their building operations because
we couldn't supply tbeir needs.
SEE US FOR
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL
PRES. ANO MGR.
CENTRAL LUMBER CO.
Mill and Church Sts., Jackson, Miss.
White House Cafe
In Kaufman Bijilding, 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 andlall others attending Court especially invited.
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