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fl >]/ Ji k . - & ♦ * ? I y; '.t y 4 PORT GIBSOJS. CLAIBORNE CO., MISS.. THURSDAY, NOV. 23 , 1916 . (ESTABLISH ED 1SSO DISCONTINUED 1861 IEI HUM.— VOL. XXXIX NO, 46 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 Batter 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 v C. E. MORRIS, Dry Goods and Groceries, PORT GIBSON, MISS. "THE SOUTH S CREATEST ÇfrtTTT T VflT 1 school of business." wwULÜi wwLLJjyij. NEW ORLEANS, LA. Should be given the best training to pre pare them for success in business. Personal Instruction, Pree Employ ment Department. Complete College ( Bank, College Store and Wholesale; Offices. ï 1 No misrepresentation^, to aecnre stu-% dents. Through the s Access of its/ 22000 former students, Soule Colleger Is recognised everywhere as a Wide Awake, Practical, Popular and Sue ce.rfolScliool.Q Bo BOTO8 4 Boafc YOU* r ■ COLONY. * Bro. McVey, the pastor of the Methodist chnrch at Lortnan, will preach in the Colony school botise Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Mr and Mrs. Sims Pahnke are \ the prond parents of a fine baby girl. Mrs. Louis Pahnke and Miss Lottie Mae Walters of Rodney were guests of Mrs. Lottie Pahnke this past week. ' Mr. C. B. Bobo and little son, Lonis, went to Vicksburg Sunday. Miss Grace Sbarbrongb, teacher of Colony School, spent the week end with her parents In Port Gib eon. Mr. Johnnie Pahnke returned Monday from a week's visit to his brother, Fayette. We are sorry to say Master Presley Bobo is on the sick list this week. Young mares and males for sale Taylor & Banting. Mr. J. E. Pahnke, in by 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 F0.1 CHILDREN Billtkin Shoes Lynchburg Shoe Company Halifax Shoe Company We solicit your patronage. Samuel Weil. ACROSS THE BAYOU. Mr. and Mrs. Torn Williams of Glass are spending the month of November at Hermitage with Mr. and Mrs. Ben Humphrey*. Miss Gladys Williams is also tbe charming guest of ber sister. Dr. Alsbrook of Chickamauga, Ga., was the guest of Mr. Mott Headley at Oak Lawn. Mrs. Fred Headley Is expected home after a .month's visit to Oblong, 111 ., where she was called to the bedside of her mother, Mrs. Little^ Mr. and Mrs. Tracy of Illinois were gnests of Mr. S. P. Headley at Woodlawn. Also Mr. Abijah Hunt, Jr., of Huntley was a guest of his sister, Mrs. Frank Headley. Mr. Lee Hamilton is in Mem phis for medical treatment. Mr. Elliott is expecting bis parents from the delta to spend the winter with him at Glensade. Bacbe was the victim ot Mr. Arthur Moore of « * t » lor's Retreat an auto accident, when his tin "Lizzy" decided to turn turtle on him. He escaped with but few scratches, but tin "Lizzy had a > 9 broken wheel. We must congratulate onr road contractors on the fine condition ol the roads, and the excellent work done in widening and ditching. It really looks as If District No. 2 will be at last recognized, after long a time. 'Tis a busy season with our farmers—harvesting, as well as preparations for the coming year. Red clover and oats are sown in the level fields, and If only the rain would come there would be carpets green everywhere. so Sufferer From Indigestion Relieved. "Before taking Chamberlain's Tablets my husband suffered for several years from indigestion, causing him to have pains in the stomach and distress after eating. Chamberlain's Tablets relived him of these spells right away, " writes Mrs. Thomas Casey, Geneva, N. Y. Obtainable every where. Advertisement Webb's Sanitary Barbershop Just opened on Walnut street, between Toseph's drng store and Miss. Southern Bank. thing new and perfectly sanitary, Best of service,assured. I wanu«<* my friends to call and see me. 0-23-31 J. M. WEBB. WRACK OF MEMRHIS. Harrowing Experience of Young Lieutenant Who is Known in Port Gibson. The following extracts were tak en from a letter written to his fath er in Texas by Lieut. Dallas Du pree, an officer on tbe battleship Memphis which was wrecked on tbe island of San Domingo early in September. Lieut. Dupree is a grand son of Mrs. M. R. Naasson of this place, and visited Port Gibson about a year ago: "To give you au idea of how deep tbe waves were we struck bottom in tbe troughs of tbe waves m 60 ft. of water. Tbe ship itself draws 27 feet. That meaas that tbe waves were over 80 feet high. About 4 o'clock 1 went down in tbe engine room to get measure meuts for a drawing. Tbe ship was rolling somewhat at tbe time, but not unusually so. While I was getting the measurements tbe ship took an awful lurch. This was tbe first I thought of a storm being on. I noticed tbeo that tbe regular detail bad been stationed, tbe chief engineer was down, and that preparations were being made to get uoder way. We bad begun to roll worse than I bad ever seeo her do before. I weot out into the fire room. All tbe forced draft possible was on, but water was pouring down tbe smoke stacks and putting out tbe fires. "I weot back into tbe starbord engine room and was standing neat tbe desk under tbe blower wbeo water shot down the blower knock ing me about 15 feet. "I reached the berib deck 1 < ( ï I started up the lights went out. the steps to tbe gua deck wbeo a wave burst through a 6 iocb pun port and down the steps I was com ing up, knocking me eleir to the bottom. Water was pouring down every batch to tbe berth deck When I got up and started aft to try to get up another way, I found I nad to swim. I finally got to tbe gun deck. It was in an awful fix, aad I knew then we were doomed. to I didn't know where we were, nor bow many people were alive. At that time I didn't believe that any one could be on tbe upper decks. I felt sure that tbey were all washed Through a port I saw things going over tbe side that I knew bad been battened down to tbe decks with irou bands, things could be washed off, » I fig ured that it wouldn't be possible for men to stay on the upper deck. I got together about 15 men and kept them in a bunch so that if a mao was imocked tbe others would be able lo help him. Water was up to your waist ou (be gun deck, aud tbe Ship was roiling 30 or 40 degrees. Wbeo sbe roiled, this great massof water, with ta bles, heavy cbœts, 6 and 8 hun dred pound shdls, a piano, iron bars, and every imaginable thing would rush wit a thud from oDe side tbe ship té tbe other, could anticipât tbe roll and grab on to a pipe overhead until it passed. Tbe «ter would then be over your head or a few seconds aad bave you, pinned right np against tbe deu above until tbe ship rolled bac to tbe other side. y * I got baok own on tbe next deck and to be engine room batch. Water «s up to yoer neck down tbere. 'be engine room batch bad been losed aad I could see that steam 4 s coming up from every crevice. knew everything bad carried awa below and never once thought tbt I would ever see any of tbe engitj room gaog again. 30 pouods of steam when tbigs carried away, and for steamin purposes we car ry 265 pouods. Six or eight meo died from scald off. If these 4 f ot We a ol It 2 as in be so "We bad o "I weot backo my old place, I realized tbat i|ve staved where we were tbe department would fill up witb watr and we would drowo like rats u a cage. and procured a scansing and proceed v • t wanu«<* to pound a sir light open. I m afraid we wouldnever have sue We ceeded, but ounoundiog brought \ tbe attention of people oa tbe deck to tbe skylight sod tbey opened it. Oaly a few bad been washed off of the upper deck, though most of tbe boats and deck gear bad been washed off. We bad about a dozen meo washed overboard. "When I got up two lines bad already been gotten ashore, and we worked with skill to get three more across to shore. Tbere was absolutely no excitement. Men obeyed orders a9 though it was an ordinary drill. ••It was a miracle that we wash ed to tbe place we did and in tbe manner we did* Can you imagine a 16,000 ton ship drawing yj feet of water washed over a coral reef with only 12 feet of vater over it, and 400 yards beyooN tbe reef and set down on a rocky bed right near shore in 15 feet of water without turning over, and tbe power of tbe sea beating on ool^ one side of her too? That is what happened. It took only three hours to take 800 men off. Believe me we din work. "Well, tbe stormjdied down as quickly as it bad rsen, and our good old ship still rests on »her rocky bed, but in a Very dilapidai ed condition—oot the good old ship that has made '□ her life time over 365,000 miles, more than any other battleship afitat today. "We are convinced that it was no storm that destroyed us. There was practically no find at all, and tbe barometer gave absolutely nq indications. We a tribute the dis-j turbance to a subnfcrioe volcano, which are known to occur fre quently io this distict. «• . • 1 Ï The Sidewak Matter. I confess myself somewhat puz the Mayori arithmetic, as j|ed in hi« article in test .ei exel : He take* fût evetli.f week genera i fohfe agga* and alläs to it \e *' 4 * i ; fund shortage lor ici6, and calls the. result the "tot f 5 ; l presume be means tbe total floating debt. In my book", tb< overdraft for 1915, went forward ito tbe 1916 bal doce, and is iuiluded in tbe 1916 overdraft. He is making matters worse than tbe really are, but as he overlooks t e $2000 from tbe Port Gibson Sink, and tbe over drafts in the otter funds, tbe gen eral results do ot much matter. I do not wis to be understood to be making apy kick against tbe sidewalks no«| down, favored them ii tbe first iostance, aud besides tb y are done, and it would be fruit! ss to say anything, even if I were lisposed. So far as I can see tbe Hooey spent in tbe trimmings" b s been wisely and economically i^ed, and my only point was that bey bad cost more than was anticipated, and any one who bas ever tone any construe tion work will know bow nearly impossible it s to estimate tbe cost* beforehand. Cl I rather it Tbe propose! sidewalks are od a different basil : tbe Board, in re sponse to a request from a large number of property owners, bas initiated tbe movement, and have placed tbe matter up to tbe people interested for final decision, and any discussion wbicb will sbed light 00 tbe subject, ought to be, and doubtless is, welcome both to tbe Board and tbe property own ers. Tbe proposed construction will put tbe town very near its debt limit, witb no reserve to call on in case of emergencies: no one can deny that taxation will be in creased, tbe only question is bow much. Uoder sucb circumstances it is but rigbt that tbe public should know as much as possible as to tbe probable results. That tbey would bave to pay tbe princi pal ot tbe cost of tbe sidewalks in front ot tbeir properties every one knew, but that additional taxes would result, no one seems to bave thought. Tbe figures io my first article were takes trom tbe treas urer's report oa tbe town minutes; these miautes are signed by tbe clerk, approved by tbe Board, and countersigoed by His Honor, tbe Mayor. I have every reason to tbiok them accurate and still be lieve that tbey are in tbe main. J. T. DRAKE. V, ■ PATTISON. This community was greatly shocked and distressed Friday morning of last week, when it was known that Mrs. Leonard Wilkin son, Sr., had left for Dr. Cham berlain's Sanitarium, in-Natchez, to be operated on for locked bow els. She stood tbe ordeal bravely and successfully, and it was not until Sunday, that a change for the worse set In, and a phone message announced that she was dead. Few women have faced death with the fortitude and com posure of Mrs. Wilkinson. She bad reared her four sons and her daughter, fine and honorably, and seen them all happily married, had helped to raise, to manhood and womanhood, a number of her grand children. A faithful and de voted wife, a good neighbor, she felt that her work here was well done, and she was ready and willing to answer the call of the Master she had faithfully served *11 of her life. She bad prepared her burial robes long ago. She solemnly and calmly announced her verbal will the morning she left for tbe Hospital. We believe she is safe on that beautiful shore where all of the ransomed and angels be. Mr. Leonard Wilkinson, Jr., and son came from Greenwood to at tend their mother's funeral. Dr. B. D. Barron and son, Vic tor, are visiting Dr. Hugh Barron at Ruby, Miss. Mrs. Mattie Belle Humphreys spent Saturday and Sunday wilh Mrs. Bud Ragsdale at Hervey. Mrs. Charlie Humphreys is spending a while with her mother, Mrs. Barron. Mrs. Katie Hutchins of Gulfport is visiting her father, Mr. Jefferies. Mr Louis Gilston. after spend s with bis parents f io r his borne ifc Mrs."John Hughes and sweet baby Florence are with Oapt. and VÎrs. Allen here. « I 9 9 i CHINA GROVE. The farmers in this section of tbe country are busy making syr Tbere will be quite a lot np. made. Oar efficient teacher, Miss Lor ene McFatter, and pnpils are re joicing over their good lack as they received the $ 15 prize fbr the best average attendance at the County Fair. Hurrah ] for China Grove, teacher, pupils and pat rons. Mr. T. R. Trim, county tick inspector, was fn our community Thursday. • Mr. J. Mack Jones, who has been away several weeks at his home in Leland, is back wilh bis grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Young He was in our midst Saturday, Mr. Percy Sorrels has returned home after a visit to relatives in Louisiana. Quite a crowd from here attend ed a box supper at Beech Grove Friday night. Master Louis McFatter spent Saturday and Sunday with his teacher, Miss Ethel Roan. Mr. Tom Clark and his mother are preparing to move back to their old home near Peyton Tbeir many friends are glad to welcome them back. Mr. Milton McKay was a guest of Miss McFatter Friday after noon at the home of Mr. J. Roan. He has been away several months in Louisiana. Forget Your Aches. Stiff knees, aching limbs, lame back make life a burden. If you suffer from rheumatism, gout, lumbago, neuralgia, get a bottle of Sloan's Liniment, the uni versal remedy for pain. Easy to apply: it penetrates without rubbing and soothes the tender flesh. Cleaner and more effective than mussy ointments or poultices. For strains or sprains, sore muscles or wrench ed ligaments resulting from strenuous ex ercise, Sloan's Liniment gives quick re lief. Keep it ou band for emergencies. At your Druggist, 25c. We are showing a big line of Boys' Fall Suits and Knee Pants, price ranging from $1.50 to $6.50. We can suit yon at almost any price yon want to pa\. Also a large variety ot Girls' Dresses, sizes from 4 to i6, suitable for school and street, prices ranging from 50c up. David Bock's Department Store. Lo Our people : It is our desire to assist you in forming Tbe Saving f)aHt Deposit what you earn each week, month or year. KEEP A CHECK on your income and expense. 'Cbe Beet 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 SIDNK.Y BERNHKIMER, President J. M. TAYLOR, Vice President-Manager J. B. ALLEN, Active Vice Preaident GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier The Branch Store OF THE Valley Dry Goods Company Have on hand EVERY WEEK - isaH r# Line of v Ladies' and Childreri's Dresses, Suits« Coats Skirts and Hats. Call and see them. MRS. E. J. KENNARD, Agent Ym in a] HURRY J m 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 , Jaokson, Miss. While 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 .all others attending Court ospaciaily invited. LEON PENNISI, Prop.