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TELEPHONE NO. 19 THURSDAY, FEB 22, 1917 H. H. CRISLtk. UBSCRIPTION PRICE *2 PER YEAR Rntered at the Poatoffice at Port Gibson,Ml«» a second-class mail matter The Vicksburg Post has been getting things decidedly mixed of In the same issue in which late. it accused the Reveille of "hank eriog for battle," it also distorted an editorial from Editor ScaDlaod's It says: Eudora, Ark., Herald. Brother Scanlaod, now of Eu f I dora, Ark., wherever that is, takes long distance whack at the tigers down in Claiborne couQty. Broth er Scanlaod used to operate a pa per down in Port Gibson but re cently moved bag aod baggage up jnto Arkansas, somewhere, and he is now lambasting bis old friends aud neighbors for their indifference to law-breaking. a II According to the Post, it would appear that Mr. Scaulaud was ac cusing Claiborne county of harbor ing tigers. Now, here is what he really stated: Vicksburg is a veritable jungle [of tigers], from which the sur rouuding country, as far as the State Capital, is supplied. Oo Lake Caruac, near the Claiborne county line, is a tiger, aod it is not blind; it sees even on Sundays, according to reports, for the ac commodation of 'fishing 1 parties, and railroad aod lumber camp em ployes, of both colors. Tbe 15 day quart law is openly violated, it has been frequently charged, yet oo efforts have been made, evi dently, by the officers of either Warren or Claiborne counties to close that disorderly den—the blackest spot in tbe State. It seems that tbe Attorney General of tbe State has good cause to re move a few officials who neglect their duties." The Post dwells iu that "verita I I which probably ac hie jungle, counts for its "seeing through a glass darkly. • Aud Mr. Scaulaod shouldn't hold tbe Claiborne officers respon sible for tbe Karnac den any more than be would for tbe Vicksburg jungle. »I In an open letter to Gov. Bilbo, Representative Johnson of Coa homa county says, in part: In tbe columns of tbe public press I note that there is a protaa bility of your borrowing tbe sum of $40,000 to be used iu tbe erec lion ot a new dormitory at the A. & M. College, with the expecta tion of having tbe legislature at its next session appropriate a sum sufficient to reimburse tbe lender. I am going to take tbe liberty of suggesting to you as ex officio chairman of the board of trustees, that before tbe state's credit is thus unofficially pledged, that tbe trus tees of that institution investigate carefully the need for this dormi tory." <1 Mr. Johnson is correct. Tbe A & M. College has practically a kindergarten in connection with its other work, and this should be abolished. We are told that boys in knee trousers, no higher in their studies than the sixth and seventh grades, are admitted to tbe insti tution. This is a complete farce; there Is no need of a state nursery. Let there be a clearing out ot tbe babies, and the $40,000 dormitory will not be needed. It has developed that tbe big steel corporations bave been rob bing the government by furnishing faulty shelt$. " Secretary Daniels gives tbe public the facts in tbe case, the following sentence ap pearing in bis report: . Nothing but tbe utter failure of the most patient negotiations and appeals to tbe patriotism of tbe little group of steel maoufac turers which have a practical mo nopoly of this business have made it imperative for the government to build a projectile factory and give a contract to a foreign bid der." II For some time—since it devel oped that tbe steel plants were charging two or three prices for armor plate—it has been apparent that the government must build its fwo factory. The editor of the Port Gib son Reveille sterns hankering for battle and leads Bryan and Vardaman lectures for their efforts to preserve peace.—Vicksburg Post. Id order to defend Vardaman, to whom it is indebted, the Post accuses the'Reveille of wanting war, which is absolutely not the case. Mr. Wilson warned Get many that this country could not submit to a submarine war on merchant vessels. When that country, contrary to international law, disregarded the warning, the president bad but two courses to pursue, a complete backdown with the acknowledgment of coward ice, or a break of diplomatic rela tions. The Reveille has enough national pride to prefer the latter course. Much is beiug said about the negro exodus to the north, and pressure is being brought to bear to stop it. The Reveille, while knowing that the south possesses mauy advantages for the negro, does not blame him tor bettering bis condition if be^is positive be can. Besides, it is questionable whether the white man of the south is better off because of bis abso lute dependence upon the negro as a laborer. to It re BOARD OF ALDERMEN. Continued From First Page) The petition of a large number of tbe citizeos of the town, asking that the old town clock in the tower of the Presbyterian cbnrcb be put in operation, was referred to the Finance Committee, and said committee was requested to report back to the Board at the March meeting. A letter from the Dutton Sc Jones Foundry & Machine Works in regard tq repair to the larger engine was read to the Board and ordered filed. The chief of the fire department reported four fires during tbe month—frame cottage in Drake's Addition No. 2, owned by Z. L. Blackstone, destroyed, loss about $500; cottage in Old Town, be longing to Mary Qnigless, slight damage; cottage owned by J. T Drake and occupied by C. I. Bunt ing, total loss of $1000 on honse, and all furniture; cottage on Main street, owned by J. R. Butler, slight damage; chimney fire in the Harding building, Main street, He also gave list of firemen en titled to pay. The fire chief re ported 11 fires and 14 alarms during the past 13 months, with an estimated loss of $14,000, and estimated insurance of $11,000 He gave the total cost of the fire department for that period On cluding pay of firemen, repairs to equipment and $400 worth of new hose) at $1039.58; also the totai amount of property endangered by the fires estimated to be $100,000. He also reported tbe Harding building, and'the property in tbe rear of the Miss. Southern Bank belonging to E. H. and L> A. Patton, to be dangerous as fire menaces. On motion, tbe clerk Was or dered to send a copy of tbe above report to J. M. Harding, together with a copy of the fire ordinance, and ask him to remedy tbe defects. The clerk was also instructed to notify E. H. and L- A. Patton to remove, the buildings mentioned, same being in tbeftré district. The clerk reported that $19.87 remained unpaid of the first pay ment on sidewalks. Oo motion, the following ordi nance was adopted: Be-it Ordained by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Teton of Port Gibson, Mississippi, that from and, after the 5th day of February, 1917, tbe clerk of this Board shall collect tbe annual ad valorem taxes of the municipality, as tbe marshal has done hereto fore; that the clerk npon collection of such taxes shall forthwith de liver all money so collected to tbe town treasurer, by Jhe system of duplicate receipt warrant signed by the chairman of the Finance Committee of this Board. That in the matter of collectfon of taxes, the clerk shall hereafter be charged with tbe entire amount to be collected, and tliat said clerk pe governed by the same laws as apply to the sheriff in the collec tion of state and county taxes. That as such tax collector the a A. its of a be it he Mr. cierk give bond in the sum of $tooo with an approved surety company doing business in this state. It is further ordered, that the clerk collect all light, water and power charges, making detailed report of the same to the Board at each regular meeting thereof. It ia further ordered, that the clerk shall, promptly upon collec tion of any money coming to him by virtue of the foregoing provis ions, turn over the same to the treasurer of the municipality. It is further ordered, that the clerk shall keep a record of the water and light charges as obtnined from a report from the superin tendent of the waterworks and electric light plant, the said report to consist of the actual meter read ings of each and every customer of the plant. It is farther ordered, that said clerk, as the custodian of the records and seal of the municipal ity and the recorder of its minutes and such other duties as are enum erated by this order, shall furnish bond'in an approved surety com pany doing business in this state in the sum of $1000. And it is further ordered, that %uch clerk, as tax collector and collector of the several funds com ing into his hands from the water works and electric light system, shall give bond in the sum of $1000 in a solvent surety company. The salary of the clerk is here by fixed at the sum of $75 per month until further ordered. This ordinance, in all its provis ions as relating to the cierk, shall be effective only for a period ex tending from date until the ist Monday of February, 191.8. The following bills were allowed: Port Gibson Bank, rent.... L. A. Smith, mayor, 2cases . . Â. A. Maddox, salary ..... T. B. Rowan, police ...... C. R. Wharton, salary. J. P. Watkins, salary. C. A. Gordon, salary. J. M. Jones, salary. T. T. Bailey, salary. S. Schillig, salary. W. J. Manns, salary. H. A. Marschalk, salary . . . S. J. Russell, salary. Miss M. B. Gordon, rent . . . Alonso Ward, salary ..... Isom Sommers, salary ... W. W. and X. L. Fund, sprinkling . . . J. G. Joseph, sundries. Cumb. Tel. Co., phone rent, etc. « eveille, notices, etc.. « A. Maddox, impounding. ; T. B. Rowan, impounding .. Bernard Thomas, sweeping ....... C. R. Wharton, stamps, etc. Claiborne Hardware Co., sundries .... 9° 85 David Bock's Dept. Store, sundries ... a M. Frishman, sundries. a National Sanitary Ass'n, disinfectsnt . . 48 35 Frank Sinclair, kindling . . . John Welborne, janilor.... H. B. Smith,salary. L. V. Minnis, salary. Thos. Jackson, salary .... Riley Jackson, salary .... W. M. Watson, wood. Allen Auto Co., wrench ... Postal Telegraph Co., telegram Southern Coal Co., 2 cars coal J. N. Brashear, lumber ..... T. B. Helm, work. H. Frishman, sundries ..... Crane Co., waste. Interstate Electric Co., sundries. 9 5& J. M. Fried, sundries. E. I». & W. W. plant, coal . . . Las Thomas, work. H. B. Smith, express, etc ... . F. C. Ungerer, work. Jas. Girault, work. Hiawatha Mfg. Co., lumber . , H. A. Marschalk, cash paid . . Firemen. C. R. Wharton, extra work . . . . $ « 50 .. 5 00 . . 75 00 . . 50 00 . . 40 00 . . 5 00 . . 5 00 . . 5 00 . * 5 00 . . 5 00 . . 5 00 . . 10 00 . . 12 95 5 17 n 15 55 50 3 70 '5 ■r 30 90 50 50 50 85 60 5 ° 00 12 OO 100 00 45 00 45 00 00 30 27 75 35 25 205 05 3 *5 780 2 65 17 26 3 ?8 . . . 21 70 ... 2 50 ... 4 45 50 I 25 X 00 I 45 13 ° 50 75 00 $1189 36 On motion, the Board took a recess until tomorrow, Tuesday, afternoon at 5 o'clock. C. R. WHARTON Clerk. The Board met, In accordance with recess taken, at 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 6, 1917 - Present, Mayor Smith; Aldermen Bailey, Manns, Jones, Watkins, Schillig and Gordon. The Sidewalk Committee rec ommended to the consideration of the Board the bid of contractor George F. Llebkemann of Mem phis as being the lowest bid, which read as follows: '"Will lay light walks for 9 64 100 cents per square foot. Will lay road crossings for 12 25 100 cents per square foot. Grading where needed, 34 cents per cubic Filling where needed, 29 Bond yard. cents per cubic yard, through your local agents, United States Fidelity & Guaranty Co. Check enclosed for $250 on your local bank, Port Gibson Bank. Yours truly, "Geo. F. Llebkemann. <« 99 Mr. Llebkemanu stated to the Board that wherever tbe engineer committee should direct such work to be done, if tbe town will move the dirt, be would change bis bid and make it 20 cents per cubic yard for casting; and if tbe town will haul tbe dirt and place it where It is necessary to fill and where he says to place it, he is to receive nothing for snch fill; in other words, be is to do tbe tamping free of charge. On motion, it was ordered that Mr. Iftcbkemann's bid be accepted or and that the town enter into a contract with him, and the town's attorney, being present, was re quested to draw up a contract in duplicate and forward to Mr. Diebkemann at Memphis for his | signature, promptly, the work to ! be commenced not sooner than the 15th of March and not later than the ^st of April. ' The following ordinance was adopted : Be it ordained by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the Town of Port Gibson, Mississippi, that in the matter of the issue of the $20,000 of bonds of the. Town of Port Gibson for the purpose of laying sidewalks, said bonds hav ing been purchased at the January meeting of this Board, A. D. 1917, by the Whitney-Central Trus^and Savings Bauk of New Orleans, Louisiana, that it Is the sense of this Board that said bonds are to be issued hy the authority and upon the faith of Chapter 147 of the Acts of the Legislature of the 1914, and said bond issue is hereby declared to be issued by the au thority and upon the faith of said Chapter 147 of said Acts of 1914 and that the full faith and credit of the said Town of Port Gibson is and shall be irrevocably pledged for the payment in full of all the interest and principal of each and every one of said bonds; that said bonds and each of them are hereby declared to be a direct obligation of the said Town of Port Gibson and we hereby bind the said Town of Port Gibson, through its legally constituted authorities, to levy taxes for the payment of the full amount of the principal and inter est thereof as the same falls due, regardless of any assessment or collection of taxes from abutting owners and regardless of any other and all obligations of said munici pality. On motion, the Board adjourned. C. R. WHARTON, Clerk. of at the the the the per ex ist 85 a a 35 5& 6 50 00 00 00 00 00 00 5 00 5 00 5 00 5 00 00 95 X 7 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 3 Sloan's Linmment Ease Pain Sloan's Lininment is first thought of mothers for bumps, bruises and sprains that are continually happening to children, It quickly penetrates and soothes without rubbing. Cleaner and more effective than mussj plasters or ointments. For rheum atic. aches, neuralgia pain ahd that grippy soreness after colds, Sloan's Lininment gives prompt relief v Have a bottle handy for bruises, straimtisprains ?•*«! "xjern~ al pain. For thL«lhousands whose work call them outdoors, the pains and aches following exposure are relieved by Sloan 's Lininment. At all Druggists, 25c. 5 n 55 50 3 70 '5 90 ? 50 50 50 85 60 Entertainment at Russum. 5 ° 3 On tbe evening of tbe 15th inst., Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Humphreys of Russum gave an entertainment in honor of their charming daugh ter, Miss Mamie, who recently returned home from Vicksburg, where she graduated as a trained nurse. There were quite a number of young people present from tbe neighborhood and Port Gibson. Music was furuisbed by a string 00 OO 00 00 00 00 75 35 25 05 *5 780 65 26 ?8 70 50 45 baud from Port Gibson, led by Mr, Charlie Morebead. Alter serving refreshments, all enjoyed themselves until a late hour, when they departed for their homes, fully appreciating tbe hos pitality of Mr. and Mrs. Humph A GUEST. 50 25 00 45 50 00 36 a reys. Constipation Causes Bad Skin. A dull and pimply skin is due to a slug gish bowel movement. Correct this con dition and clear your complexion with Dr. King's New Life Pills. This mild laxative taken at bedtime will assure you a full, free, non-griping movement in the morn ing. Drive out the dull, listless feeling resulting from overloaded intestines and sluggish liver. Get a bottle today. 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Foster Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. ? I WILIAM MCLELAN NEIL CALLAHAN | ! The Vickstm .oiler & Iron Works A Boiler Tubes CD i C W,, ■ % '§ MS 1 4 / 0 JE 'j,: Pipe CL . O <0 = N 4 -* J to o 5 z V Valves and Fittings All Û Sizes Complete stock v fl c '•jra o MANUFACTURERS OF Boilers, Smokestacks, Breechings and Tanks Marine and Plantation Wor a Specialty. First Class Mechanics Sent Out on Repair Worl 7 TCKBTTD"RG. MISS. On Account of Rain'Last Saturday, Our Sale was Postponed to Next Saturday, Feb. 24th ..H. FRISHMAN • • II The Ring Bearer IS OFFERING FOR ONE DAY ONLY 4 i Saturday, Feb. 24 The Following Articles at Prices Mentioned Below 30c 6 lb Bags Postel's Extra Flour i i [60c < * «( u 12 < < $1.15 it U it 24 ( ( 9.65 « ( t ( û Bbl 4.75 ( ( <( û it X Bbl 7 Bars Octagon Soap for. . 3 Bars-Hammer Soap for. 3 Cans Good Luck Baking Powder.. . 3 Boxes'Searchlight Matches for. 2 lb Cans Pie Peaches, each . 2 lb Cans Apples, each. 2 lb Cans Tomatoes, each. Dime Brand Milk . Pet Cream. Standard Granulated Sugar, per lb . Pure Cane Syrup, per gal .— Lemons, per doz. 3 Bags North State Tobacco... 3 Packages U. S. Marine Tobacco . Red Tag Tobacco. 3 Tag Brown Mule Tobacco. Genuine Triumph Seed Potatoes, per pk Irish Cobbler Seed Potatoes, per pk. Peerless Seed Potatoes, per pk.. Early Rose Seed Potatoes, per pk. Red and White Onion Sets, per qt. D. M. Ferry's Garden^Seeds,:3 pkgs. 25c 10c 10 c 10 c 7c 7c 8 c 10 c 5c 7 c 50c 20c 10 c 10 c u s 10 c 3 10 c ;65c 65c 55c 55c 15c 10 c POSITIVELY ONE DAY ONLY Saturday, February 24, 1917 H. FRISHMAN • •• • •• The Poor Man's Frind Watch for Our BIG SALE. Commencing March 3rd ^Telephone as You'd Be Telephoned To n T elephone courtesy is just a bit of ordinary politeness and everyday kindness that we put into our conversation when we talk by telephone. Its the face to face brand of politeness and kindness used when weYe voice to voice. It's the same politeness and kindness that we like to receive from the other end of the wire. 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By virtue of the power vested In me as trustee, by that certain deed in trust, executed by Jeff Payne on the 19th day of February, 1916, and recorded In Trnst Deed Book No. Y 3 on page 198, of the rec ords of trust deeds of the County of Claiborne, Miss., which said deed In trnst was given to secure the payment of a note therein men tioned from the said Jeff Payne to Arthur Moore; and whereas de fault has been made In the pay ment of the said note, and the said Arthur Moore has requested me to foreclose the said deed in trust, therefore I will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following des cribed .real estate, towit: That certain parcel of land in the Vil läge of Grand Gulf, Claiborne County, Miss., that was conveyed to Jeff Payne by Susan Cole by deed recorded In Deed Book N«» 3-Z, page 283, of the deed records of said county, and being the same parcel of land that was conveyed by William Holtgräve to Cyrus Cole by deed recorded in Deed Book No. Z-Z, page 250, of said deed records, and also that certain tract that was conveyed to the said Cyrus Cole by deed from Claiborne County by deed recorded in Deed Book No 3-A,. page 620, of tbe said deed records, reference being hereby made to the said deeds and t.o the said deed in trust for a more particular, description of the said real estate.. . The said, sale will be made at the front door of the Court Honse in said connty, be twtén thé hours prescribed by law foi tbe sale of real estate under execution, at public auction, on the 26 th Day of February, 1917 , for the pnrpose of collecting the said note, interest and cost of this foreclosure. This ist day of February, 1917. " C. A FRENCH, Trustee. ABSOLUTELY FREE. To all who do not want to be cheated, Is the opportunity to*test tbe merit and learn the vaine of a modern Singer before sending away for, or buying an inferior sewing machine at any price. You are sure to save money aod avoid dis appointment by purchasing of tbe Singer Sewing Machine Co. Look for the familiar letter "S." HERMAN MARX, Agent.