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' J <£br fort ♦ *. \ $•} i .Km B j ♦ * = PORf GIBSON, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISS., THURSDAY, JAN. 25,1917 New Series— VOL. .XXXIX., NO; 52 Re-Established Feb. 2,1876 ESTABLISHES 1880 DISCONTINUED 1881 COUNTRY TALK. Concrete Railroad Bridge. Rant ing Tomatoes (or Manjsct The Y. & M. V. R? R. bridge gang are puttiog down a concrete bridge over 75 feet long over tbe f , Hermanville branch, oear Herrn anville* on tbe Little J. They have been at work on it over three % weeks and will take three weeks more to finish tbe structure. Four amateur veterinarians were present when tbe two registered - Holstein cows belonging to Mrs. A. G. Smith, losmore plantation, dropped two large bull calves. They weighed one hundred pounds apiece. A considerable acreage will be devoted to tomato growing in tbe northeastern portion of Claiborne Tbe Byrnmore experi county. meoier has been testiog the to mato varieties. Tbe staodard used by tbe Crystal Springs tomatists is tbe Early Detroit for commercial purposes. Best tbe earliest market variety that cao be planted, being ten _ days to two weeks ahead of Chalk's Early Jewel, its pareot. seedsmen claim that Chalk's Early Jewel and Bonny Best are tbe Tbe Mississippi Girl is a fine midseason tomaio and good for canning, though not tbe equal of tbe Stone, tbe ear ner's tomato. A registered Devon cow died last week that was 25 years old, wUtcb bad twenty calves, ten for one owner and ten for another. Tbe Devon cattle are noted for tbeir longevity more than any oi (he novine breeds. He finds tbe Bonoy Some same tomato. e it, A oew residence, erected aod finished for E H Dunning on tbe Carliste aud Hermanville road, attracts tbe attention of passers by 10 us raw state—tbe lumber, end when it receives its country color, green aud white paint, it will be more attractive to tbe eye. Wootleu buildings are called tents in California, though tbe colonial Style shows tip well witb native woods. Uuiy literary people cau appre ciate the time BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND • MORNING You that bave fai'b to look witb fearless eyes Beyond tbe tragedy of a world * at strife, And trust that out of night and death sba.t use 1 be dawn of ampler life; Rejoice, wbaiever anguish rend your beans, 1 bat God has given you, for a priceless dower, To live in those great times and bave your part In Freedom's crowning hour; That you may tefl your sons who vi • Notice ! I Hawkes Optician ATLANTA, GA. Will bo at My Store One Day Only / Monday, February 5th, 1917 DonVmiss this opportun ity of having first class op . sical work done at a reason able price. W. J. Manns Jeweler Peri Gibson, - Miss. see tbe light High in tbe beaveo, tbeir berit age to take; "I saw tbe powers of darkness put to flight I saw tbe morning break. —Author Unknown. J. F. M. f , h VETERAN DEAD. Foflowcr of Lee and Jackson Gone to His Reward. James Dean, one of Lee's and Jackson's privates, died \at his Scnchelow Hills' home on his com mander's, Stonewall Jackson's, birthday, Sunday, January 21st, aged 78 years. Private Dean was brave and gal lant as any soldier who followed the tattered banner of the Confed eracy from 1861 to 1865. musket and bayont were as bright and shining as the day be entered the army of Northern Virginia and surrendered at Appomattox Court House. ,[. His is Will Spaak in Georgia. J. M. Taylor will leave in a few days for a campaign of education which is' being planned by tbe Bankers' Association of Georgia for that state. To company wiib several government speakers Mr. Taylor wilt speak io twenty three of the largest, cities of tbe state. His subject will be "Credit Ex Georgia is just experi tv e asioo. encing tbe effects of tbe boll weev it, and tbe bankers of that state are endeavoring to adjust finances so that the minimum amount ot loss will be experienced. Taylor made similar addresses io Alabama last year. M r. a W. W. Winter. Dead. Mr. William W. Winters, who was born and reared near Brandy wine, tn Claiborne county, died si his home near Union Church, Jef ferson county, Monday, January 22nd, aged about 70 years, health failed in 1913. since which time he has been an invalid, wife, two sons and a daughter sui vi ve him. veteran, a member of tbe Presby terian church, and was known as a successful farmer. He was bqrled Tuesday at Union Church, to which neighborhood he removed in 1893 I at His His He was a Confederate Carnival Coming. Tom R. Foley, general agent ol • be Leggette Amusement Co., bas been in town for the past few.days making arrangements for the com mg of bis big attractions to Port Gibson, for a stay of seven days commencing Saturday, Jan. 271b, and ending Saturday, Feb. 3rd. Mr. Foley states that Tbe Leg gette Amusement Co. is one 6 l tbe biggest as well as one of tbe best carnival companies playing in tbe south, and that a visit to tbe Mid way of Tbe Leggette shows will convince tbe most skeptical also that all shows are absolutely cleao, moral aod refined. Dr. L. B. McLauris, of Watchez was a business visitor to our town this week, having come here to complete the sale of his place to Mr. B. H. Pitts. . Mr. Lynn Pitts left last Tburs day to enter Mississippi Normal College at Hattiesburg.^ Miss Lola Belle Haley returned to Hattiesburg tp resume her studies, after an extended visit to her parents In Hermanville. Miss Ora Hntt, city missionary of Chicago is spending a while ia HERMANVILLE Mr. John Gradick of Yokena spent Monday with borne folks and friends. Mr. Wllmore Short returned to Rene Laura, after spending several, days at home witb bis mother. „ Mrs. T. L* Bailess leTt Sunday for New Orleans to be at the bed. side of her bnsband who was hurt in a motor car accident some weeks Reports are that he is doing ago. well. Friends and relatives of Mr. L. S. Sbelby are glad to hear that he has decided to live permanently on bis old home place near Herman ville. the country with her cousin, Miss Anna Hull. * Mrs. C. M. Godard and son, Lode were pleasant visitors to Matches last week to attend the carnival and see the U. S. torpedo destroyers which are now anchored there. Mr. and Mrs. John J. Jones are the proud parents of a fins baby boy. Miss Wiiena Shelby spent tbs week end with friends in White* apple list week instead of return ing home on Friday from her school la Tillman. Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Pitts ot Fayette were pleasant visitors with relatives last Sunday. PATTISOR Rev. 8. R. Young went to Bran dy wine - Sunday to perform tbe nuptial rites of fair Emma Rush and Mack Jonea. It is a wise ad age that it is good for young peo ple to marry within sight of tbe smoke of each other's home. This well known and loved yonng cou ple have been neighbors and sweet hearts all their short, happy life. Their parents and grand parents are among the best and moat pro gressive citizens of the county. Tbeir friends, who comprise all who know them, nnite In wishing tnem an unclonded futuie of pros perity and bliss. Capt. Will L. Allen returnsd borne Saturday Irom Memphis. Rev. Emmet Rutledge filled Rev. ,[. W Price's appointment in the Methodist chnrcb Sunday. The weather and the roads, both about as horrible as possible, are (be absorbing topic of conversation and anxiety. as as 10 APPRECIATES GIFTS. Miss Drake Thanks Friends (or Presents. Sungbiang, China, Dec. 25, 1916. Dear Friends; 1 hardly know bow to thank you for giving all of us here another bappy Christmas. I am sure if you could have been present when tbe girls received tbeir gifts, you would bave been as bappy as bappy could be as I certainly was. I went into the room feeliog very tired, because I bad been unusually busy, but l came out feeliog com pletely rested. But I must begin at ibt beginning. The boxes came on a Friday, aud .vliss Peacock aod 1 gave Sat uiday afternoon to unpacking them, and putting a ribbon with each little packige ot bandke-r chiefs. It took us a long time, foi we had to slop and admire aud exclaim over everytbiog so much. We could uot decide which was tbe prettiest. We knew tbe girls would be so delighted, lor most of them ha 4 never dreamed that there could be such beautiful ribbous, for they live io the couoiry and have never seen many pretty for eign tbiugs. I am especially bap py over the pleasure of all the little couotry girls. After tbe haodkerchiefs and rib boos were all divided out, we put them aw*f uutil I could have time to have a little visit with my Port GibsoQ triends. Oo Suoday night I sat down and looked over all tbe oames, aod bad in imagination my little trip home. and every oue of you, new friend» and old. It is truly good ot you to remember us again, and I ap preciate tbe kind thoughts and gifts more than I cau tell you. But I must tell you how we gave tbe presents. Tbe children bave read Tn tbeir English books about the American children banging up their stockings, out they bave never bad this pleasure. thought it would be nice to baag it U p f or lhem t bis time, aud it would neW eX p er ieoce for them to p Ut tbeir band into tbe stocking aQC j p U n ou t a present, so I bad t jj ree b jg re( j stockings made to k aQ g U p j Q our Qew chapel. invited all tbe teachers to come ^çip ug wrap up all tbe packages j n ret j paper, ooe package foT'eacb jbe children got wind that . . . some.h.Bg testing was go.ng Job ia my study that afternoon, so I do (bank each We We bung around in tbe ball to see they could catcb a glimpse of what was inside. For tbeir amusement, when each teacher arrived, opened tbe door a tiny little crack aod sboved her in. folks shrieked with laughter, for they were beginning to get Christ* mas io tbeir bones. The presents The little were to be given the next day, so from that time tbe little ones, nearly smiled tbeir heads off every time they looked at me. I decided to give tbe tbing 9 earlier this year so tbe girls could wear their ribbons to our two Christmas entertainments, so the morning of the day we closed for the holidays I announced that at four o'clock every child must come to the chapel. I told them that the friends who bad been so lovely to us last year, bad remembered us again, but 1 stilt did not tell them what they .would get. Tbe last half hour of school dragged as much for me as it did for the chil dren. When tbe bell rang for four, tbe little ones were let out first, aud I wish you could bave heard and seen the racing and laughing' as tbe happy little ones rushed in. They all took tbeir seats, but not very sedately I am afraid. When they were seated, # I told them about bow tbe American children always hung up (heir stockings 00 Christmas eve for Santa Claus to fill, and bow when l was little Ij always borrowed my mother's be cause I thought mine was tool small, aod-so this time I bad 1 gotten three big stockings for the Susan Wilson Girls. m Then I bad each child come up I do and draw out a present, wish you could have seen their' faces when they unwrapped the packages and saw wbat they bad. The excitement waxed greater and greater as each chjj^i held up a pretty ribbon to viewLy *Tb« older girls bad tried to be very dignified, but wheo they kept seeing one after another of tbe pretty ribbons, they were soon in as big a hubbub as tbe little ones. Tbe tallest girl 10 school was tbe last one to draw I could see sbe was her package, getting more aod more excited for fear there ' wouldn't be any left, and when she finally drew the last out of the stocking, she could hardly wait till she got to her seat one V o£ O m : ► * * Peoples Hardware & Produce Go. » Port Gibson, Miss. A r tv The Person building recently occupied by the Claiborne Hard ware Co. is being iemodled for tbe Peoples Hardware & Produce Companj 7 , which will do a general hardware and produce business at that stand. Tbe Peoples Hardware & Produce Company aims to have tbe best in every line, and has already secured the agency for the Sbapleigb Hardware Company's well known Diamond-Edge Tools and Cutlery which are guaranteed without reservation of any kind. We have also secured the agency for the John Deere line of farm implements, wagons, etc. We are very proud of these two agencies and we expect to add other lines of the same high class. These will-include Stoves and Ranges, Steel and Wire goods, Paints and other items which have place in a complete Hardware store. Just as soon as we have established ourselves in the Hardware end of the business we expect to help the people of the county to dispose of their farm products, and will establish connections in the best market centers; and will at all times be ready to get for customers the best possible returns from their produce. 9R ir V v % our ♦ 9 u A a A, When she saw to tear it opeD. sbe bad one of tbe beautiful Dres if what I crack for den ribbons sbe jumped up aod squealed with pleasure, which I assure you is a very unusual thing for a Chinese girl to do. I thought tbe pleasure over tbe dolls last year could not be equalled, but I was mistaken. Truly this time tbe little so girls were almost wild with de ones, light. Each thought her ribbons and handkerchiefs the prettiest of all, and everyone was showing hers and talking aod laughing, and all were bringing them to Miss Peacock and me to see. I wish 9 two the for at the to us last as I could tell you all tbe expressions of pleasure that 1 beard, but it would take too long, bons attracted attention first, but 1 heard them saying, "Oh, but aren't tbe handkerchiefs pretty tool Tbe rib »> Our girls have blossomed out this Christmas until tbe rows of heads looked like a veritable flow* The faces under the cr garden, bows were as bappy as could be. We thought you would be glad H or us ra ake as many children 3 *PPV 3S possible, so wheo we in. j 1 ' aside two hankerchiefs not j a0( ^ a ribbon for each child we ] t0 8* ve *ke ot ^ er handker chiefs to some other children. We ; j have a girl's day school as a sort 00 | °* anoex to th * s school, and to each of these forty-seven children i to we gave a pretty handkerchief. We still had some left, and these Ij tool we sent to some of our little schools 1 io the country, ro you made more than two hundred children bappy this Christmas. I hope tbe joy that you have given to others may return to you aod make you have another taste » of Christmas. Truly it is more 1 blessed to give than to receive. I thank all of you in the oame ot the Susan Wilson girls. Sincerely your friend, NELL D. DRAKE ! v 1 1 up do a ' ~ tyk ■yf -*» ■ Limnment Ease Pain Sloan's Lininment is first thought of mothers ior bumps, bruises and sprains thet are continually happening to children. It quickly penetrates and soothes without rubbing. Cleaner and more effective than muss> plasters or ointments. For rheum atic. aches, neuralgia pain and that grippy soreness after colds, Sloan's Lininment gives prompt relief. Have a bottle handy for bruises, strains, sprains and all extern al pain. For the thousands whose work call them outdoors, the pains and aches following exposure are relieved by Sloan's Lininment. At all Druggists, 25c. New Series— VOL. .XXXIX., NO; 52 In Close Coueb. ; The'officials öf this bank keep in close touch with every detail of the business. By so doing, they insure correct methods, and acceptable vice to their patrons. ser Mississippi Southern Bank PORT GIBSON, MISS. f Capital and É^rpius $65,000 »State and County Depository SIDNEY BERNHEIME R, President J. M. TAYLOR,^Vice President-Manager J. B. ALLEN, Active Vice President GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier "Whrmm <1 i <D0 1 1 BST i il 1 I iLTj-jt 1 *—yw*——— 1 §? 1/=^ Striving to Ma satisfy the* demands of everyone is apt to affect the nerves, and continual standing may weaken the Heart. Dr. Miles' Nervine fog Nervous ■» v s LIVED IN MISERY. "I suffered greatly from nervousness and head aches. The least excite ment gave me dreadful , tyk !*-'•" a ««■»>)- using Dr. IS Miles* Nervine and a few IS days later started to take Dr. Miles' peart Treat ment. I soon got so much better that I wan encour aged and continued taking the two remedies until I was so well that work was no bother to me at all." MRS. LOUIS ELG, Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dp. Miles' Heart Treatment is highly recommended. 1 IF FIRST BOTTLE FAILS TO BENE FIT YOU, YOUR MONEY WILL BE REFUNDED.