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/ mill . : : jù /> J. i 0 l PORI GIBSON, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISS., THURSDAY, FEB. 1,1917 New Series—VOL. XLL, NO. 1 Re-Established Feb. 2,1876 M-rAtUSMKD 1000 DISCONTINU» 1*«1 - - LOCAL CHANGES. Port Gibson Taking On New Life, aj»d There are Rumors of Bigger Things. Duriog the past few months Port Gibsoo has done much in the way of permanent improvement, aod even more extensive things seem yet to come. The refitting, and general im provement of the Pope drug store was the first indication that the town was taking on new life. This was followed by the laying of concrete pavements on the bus iness walks, and the plaoning for pavements over the resident sec tion, which only awaits the sale of the boods to be carried to com pletioo. The Peoples Hardware & Pro duce Co., with a capital stock of fro 000, was organized, aod the Person building, which is to be its home, is being thoroughly remod «led and will bave a plate glass front. The Claiborne Hardware Co's, building is also to have a plate glass front. Ellis Bros, are planning exten sive changes in their building, corner Main and Fair streets. David Bock's Department Store has been cootemplatiog consider able improvement in both building and stock. And there are rumors of still greatber changes which would, Sboutd the plans not miscarry,make a wooderful improvement io the town's appearance. Port Gibson is on a quiet boom, and one development leads to an other. It would not be surprising to see the whole business part of town completely ebaoged within the next few years. COUNTRY TALK. Setting Out Cabbage Plants. Les pedeza Hay. The cabbage growers of Clai - home county will set out their frost proof phmts this week. The first day of February is the time set by the truckers for this veget able. Cabbage is now selling at $80 per ton, and i| this price keeps np a rich harvest is in store for growers. The Esrly Jersey Wake field is the variety chosen for early market, and the Carolina island planters still furnish the bulk of the plants for commercial trnck farming. When low prices come the cabbages are plowed up gener ally, and it is regrettable that there is no sauer kraut factory to use the culls. Canned saner kraut is a salable article in grocery stores. There are four Oakland College (now extinct) graduates, in the land of the living, viz: Thomas P. Street, Norwood, La.; Major John H. Broughton, Rodney, Jef ferson county ; John A. Shields of Hermanville, and former congress man James G. Spencer, Port Gib son. When these gentlemen take passage to Mystery's shore, Oak land College will be a closed book in educational history. Oakland College's early ambition was to be the Southern Princeton, but war was more pôwerful in it« destruc * tion. Mrs. U. F. McCaleb shipped a car load of lespedeza bay aud re ceived a flattering letter from the purchaser, who says, hereafter feed tespedeza to my stock instead of timothy and John Oats and lespe "I shall 99 son grass hays, deza, two crops on the same soil in a year will surely bring down the price of $aoo an acre western lands. It is regrettable that so . many hog raisers are quitting that branch of live stock. They are selling them fast and only keeping one sow for their home meats, closed range, costly feeding, prec ions time and fence breaking have caused, the trouble. Diversified stock raising is as essential as di versified crops for solid farming. The Y. & M. V. railroad (Little J) it daily unloading cedar and locust posts along the route, and soon Claiborne county from TiU The man, or Jefferson line, to Myles, or Copiah line, will be fenced on both sides. The tiding p.th. »hieb parallel with the roadbed as well a» cattle ranging on the right of way will be a thing of the past. We give Edward Markham's THE PROPHET AND THE TRAVELERS. Gone is the city, gone the day, Yet still the story and the mean ing stay. Once where a prophet in the palm shade basked, A traveler chanced at noon to rest his mules. What sort of people may they be?" he asked, "In this prond city on the plain o'erspread? "Well, friend, what sort of peo ple whence you came? "What sort?" the packman scowled why knaves and fools. • i I I » > 91 «I "Yon'll find the people here the the wise man said. > » same» Another stranger in the dark drew near, And pausing cried, people here In yonr bright city where your towers arise?" Well, friend, what sort of people whence you came? Wbat sort?" the pilgrim smiled, "good, true and wise. You will find the people here the the wise man said. J. F. M. What sort of 41 < « >1 «I 9» • 4 >1 same, ACROSS THE BAYOU. S. P. Headley Buys Registered Polled Durhams. Mr. and Will Cully and daugh ter Louise of St. Louis were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Humphreys at Hermitage. Judge Stephen Headley of Paris, Illinois, is the guest of Mr. S. P. Headley at Wooolawn. Mr. and Mrs. Osa Walters of Oblong, 111 ., who have been enjoy ing our soathern climate for the past three weeks, departed for their home last week. Mrs. Glass is at home again, af ter a pleasant visit to New Orleans. Mr. Sessions Morehead of Ingle side has been on the sick list with the grip, but we are glad to hear be is recovering. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Headley are receiving congratulations npon the arrival of a ten pound baby boy. Mrs. Paul Wharton and Mrs Charles Humphreys were hostesses of a bridge party, complimentary to the Bridge Club. Those pres ent were Mesdames Coffman, An derson, Houston, Maddox, Berger, Moore, Headley, and Misses Per son, Redns, Daniell and Morehead Mr. Victor Barron of Pattison was a visitor at Ashland for sever al weeks. Mr. S. P. Headley has just re ceived a fine lot of cattle—Polled Durhams — from Illinois They were in charge of Mr. Pinnell, the original owner, who brought them safely to Hermanville and drove them through the country to Woodlawn. The bead of the herd weighs 2000 pounds and is well worth seeing, as a fine specimen of his kind It is just sneb progres sive moves as this that help to build up our country and make prosperity reign abroad. A Subscriber 40 Years. Mr. J. E Ross, justice of the peace of the third district, paid his fortieth annual subscription to The the Reveille last Saturday Reveille had, been re-established just one year when Mr came a subscriber. His father, J Ross be C. Ross, subscribed when the paper began its new series under the management of Mr. J. S Mason; and when he discontinued taking the paper a year later his son became a subscriber. Mr. Ross is residing on the place which he was born, and he has 19 living grandchildren and 7 great grand children. on Something Good. Those who hate nasty medicine should try Chamberlain's Tablets for constipa tion. They are pleasant to take and their effect is so agreeable and so natural that you will not realise that it has been pro duced by a medicine. Obtainable every where. Advertisement BIG COTTON SLUMP. Submarine Warfare Cause, a Fall of Over 4 Cents. The cotton market went to the bad this morniog as a result of Germany's declared policy of using submarines to destroy commerce aod starve England. A fall of 415 poiots, nearly 4 cents, marked the opening of the New York future market this morn ing. HERMANVILLE. Mr. Brevard Run Over by Wagon. Team Runs Away. Friends of Mr. Tom Bailess will be glad to hear that he is at home and doing well since he left the hospital in New Orleans. Mr. Brevard, who lives near Hermanville, was hurt recently by a wagon of lumber running over him. His condition is critical but friends and relatives hope to see him able to be ont before very long. Miss Laura Greenlee spent the week end at home with her parents last week. Mrs. L- M. Gordon aud little daughter of Jackson spent several pleasant days with Mrs. Shelby this week. Mr. R. L- Montgomery, Jr., has ordered a Ford car and the patrons on his rural route will see him us ing it as a U. S. mail wagon as soon as he can receive a schedule from Washington that will accord with the speed of bis new mail car Quite a little excitement pre - vailed in our quiet town last Fri day evening when the school chil dren decided to announce the com ;ng of Miss McNemar in "Mrs. Wiggins of the Cabbage Patch" by ringing bells, etc , but it was abruptly ended when a team driv en by Mr. Foster ran away and en tirely demolished the wagon. Mr. Fsoter narrowly escaped being hnrt. REGANTON. Mrs. F. A. Peyton was called to Duke Monday by the extreme Ill ness of her father, Mr. T. M. Grif lin, who is still critically ill at his home. Miss Nell Smith of Vicksburg is the attractive guest of Mrs. T. S. McCay this week. Mr. Will McCay of Rocky Springs visited his brother, T. S. McCay, this week. The many friends of Mrs. C. L* Newman regret to know that she is on the sick list this week and that her attending physician finds it necessary for an operation for appendicitis, and as soon as she is able to stand the trip she will go to Jackson for the operation. Hon. T. A. Lnster, accompan ied by his son Roddy, made a bus iness trip to Vicksburg this first of this week. pisses Blanche and Alice Mc Dowell, the attractive daughters of Mr. and Mrs. D. McDowell of Ca yuga, visited their aunt, Mrs. T. A. Luster, this week. Mr. and fcirs. A. B. Crawford spent the week end with' Mrs Crawford's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Hackler, at Bethesda this week. Womanless Wedding. A unique enlertaiumenc, "The Womanless Weddmg, given at ttie opera bouse Tuesday oigbt, Feb. 6tb, under the man agement of Miss Miller, assisted by local talent. The proceeds of the entertainment will be given to (be Soldiers' Home. This enter tainment has been in a number of places and bas made a great bit. The following cast is sufficient to iosure a big crowd: Bride—C. A. Troepel. Groom—j. G. |osepb. Bride's Mother—Dr.L.A.Smith. Bride's Father—To be Selected. Minister—J. McC. Martin. Flower Girls — T. j. O'Neil, Felix Bock, Dr. May, Dr. Redus. Ring Bearer—H.Frishmgn (The Poor Man's Friend.) Maid of Honor—J.M. Magruder. Best Mao—W. F. Creson. Black Mammy— G. E. Mason. • ! <4 will be - - Little Brother— S. H. Bagnell. Little Sister—Jos. Davenport. Bridesmaids— B. H. Morebead, R. J. Durr. Guests—|as. Somerville, Billy Burke; W. G. Morrison, Melba; S. S. Krauss, Beverly Baine; Ellis Anderson, Grace Cunard; J. P. Watkins, Anita Stewart; Lindsay Disharoon, Pearl White; G. T. Walne, Marguerite Clark. Briscoe Home Sold. The residence of Main street ex tension occupied by B. F. Mionis and known as the Briscoe resi dence, was sold last week by Mrs. Jacob Abraham to H. Frishmao for $1250. This is regarded as one of the biggest bargaios in real es tate in Port Gibsoo for many years. The residence, a two-story struc ture, was built by Mrs. M. H. Briscoe about twenty years ago. Several years ago it was bought by the late Stephen Thrasher for $3900. It is in good repair and is probably worth twice the price paid for it. To the Members of Camp Henry Hughes. I wish to ask all Sons of Veter ans to do all they can to help make the entertainment that will held at the Opera House on Tuesday night, Feb. 6tb, which will be for the benefit of the Old Soldiers' Home, a success. This Womanless oe "A entertainment, Wedding," will be well worth the Help boost it price of admission, and let's have a packed house. The cause is worthy and we must make it a success. Turn out your self and get all your friends out also. JOS. DAVENPORT, Commander Camp. Registered rctel Durhams. S. P. Headley & Sons received last week from Paris, III., thirteen bead of registered Polled Durham One bull in the shipment cattle. weighs 2200 pounds and a yearling Dull weights 1350 pounds, yearling bull is tor Joseph Daven port; the aged bull aod heifers belonging to S. P. Headley & The The thirteen head cost, Sons. delivered, nearly $2000. s - o m 'à 0 » » |ji(Y *tr* «L 0 Peoples Hardware & Produce Go. $ » Port Gibson, Miss. The Person building recently occupied by the Claiborne Hard ware Co. is being lemodled for the Peoples Hardware & Produce Company, which will do a general hardware and produce business at that stand. ' The Peoples Hardware & Produce Company aims to have the best in every line, and has already secured the agency for the Shapleigh 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 m Vf 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 Stovqs and Ranges, Steel and Wire goods, Paints and other items which have place in a complete Hardware store. have established ourselves in the Hardware -j 1 SÄ Just as soon as we 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. our ♦ Peabody Celebration. The county schools will cele brate on Feb. 7th the semi centen nial of George Peabody's first gift to the south. George Peabody was born on Feb. i8th, 1795, near Salem, j Mass. Beginning a poor boy, be amassed a fortune which wa^ esti ,.| mated to be, at the time of his^ death, $12,000,000. Three million dollars was given by this pbilan thropist to southern education, forty thousand of which was given to the University of Mississippi The trustees of the Peabody tund established the George Peabody school for teachers at Nashville, Tenn. $500 to Southern Authors. Five hundred dollars for south ern authors will be given annually by the Southern Society of New York for the best published work in prose and verse by a native southerner. The works published in 1916 will be awarded March 1, 1917. The first donor of the $500 is S. R. Bettron, a native of Clai borne county. Had such sums been given in early southern liter ature, Edgar Poe and Irwin Rus sell would not have bad premature deaths. ♦ * * The Owl Club Papers. The Owl Club Papers", edited <i with biographical and explanatory notes, to be issued this year, will contain "The True Bohemia" by Dr. James F. McCalebof Claiborne county. The editor has rescued it from oblivion, and the passage on the Carpenter of Nazareth is pro nounced a masterpiece of English This is the third time Dr. prose. McCaleb will be included in a pub The first was in iished work. Songs and Sonnets of the South land," now out of print. C I How's This? We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. Hall's Catarrh Cure has been taken by catarrh sufferers for the past thirty-five years, and has become known as the most reliable remedy for catarrh. Hall's Catarrh Cure acts thru the blood on the mucous surfaces, expelling the poison from the blood and healing the diseased por tions. After you have taken Hall's Catarrh Cure for a short time you will see a great improvement in your general health. Catarrh Cure at once and get rid of catarrh Send for testimonials, free.; F. J. ÄHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ohio. Sold by all Druggists 75c.. Start taking Hall's j In Close Couch. v The officials of this bank keep in close touch with every detail of the business. By : so doing, they insure correct methods, and acceptable» ser- * vice to their patrons. * Mississippi Southern Bank . PORT GIBSON, MISS. . Capital and Surplus $65,000 State and County Depository SIDNEY BERNHKIMER, President J. M. TAYLOR,JVice President-Manager J. B. ALLEN* Active Vice President GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier m r * *a • °%)DK?[!QOf'QQDg yr. fi r* GJ» •M. =0 3 > JJQ vv . (g» it Long hours, close and tedious work are very apt to result in Headaches or other Pains, Don't suffer. DR.. MILES' l.-tOY. DIZZY SPELLS. "My nerves became all worn out. I had bad head aches and severe digzy ^spells. I eould not sleep and .my appetite was poor. I began using Dr. JUNs' Anti-Pain Pills and- they always gave me instant re lief no natter what the pain, i Thefe , I -"used Dr. MileS' Nervine regularly and"* was soon in perfect health again.'*.Jl r MRS. S. 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