PORT lilBSON, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISS., THURSDAY, MAR. 22,1917
Re-Established Feb. 2,1876
ESTABLISHED 1 850
New Series—VOL. XLL, NO. 8
I Continued From'Last Week]
The Board of Mayor and Alder
men met In regular session March
Present, Mayor Smith,
5 . 1917 -
Aldermen Bailey, Manns, Jones,
Watkins, Schillig and Gordon.
The minutes of the last regular,
recess and special meetiugs were
read and approved.
The action of the mayor and
clerk in issuing the following war
rants in vacation was approved:
A. A. Maddox, freight.
Will Caldwell, work.
China Howard, work..
Mrs. A, B. Sanders, salary ....
Miss Ella Brown, same.
Miss M. Naasson, same.
Miss Florine Levy, same ....
Mrs. J. N. Brashear, same ....
A. M. Addison, salary.
B. L. Green, same.
A. J. Rice, same.
M. E. McLeod, same.
E. J. Richardson, same.
Lank Sanders, labor.
Wilt Williams, labor.
Richard Cox, labor.
Richard Moseley, labor.
Chas, Thomas, sweeping.
Winston Martin, labor.
Street Fund, hauling coal ....
Laz Thomas, labor.
Abe Christian, labor.
William Davis, labor.
L. Woods, labor.
Frank Wade, labor.
Ed. Willis, labor..
Ben Brown, labor .
Tom Jackson, extra work ....
Riley Jackson, part salary . . . .
H. B. Smith, freight.
Fort Gibson Bank, int. on bonds and com. 731 80
George Berry, labor.
Elijah Copeland, hauling wood
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The report of the Supt. ot E<i.
was received aud filed.
The Chief of the Fire Depart
ment reported three fires during
February aud submitted list ot
firemen entitled to pay.
The marshal reported as follows:
Fine« and costs
General taxes .
Street taxes . .
Impounding; . .
Horse feed . . .
.Sale 800 brick .
$ 1 7 75
$ 234 84
A. A. MADDOX. Marshal.
The clerk reported the following
collections since last meeting:
Light and water
Sidewalks . .yi
General taxes .
$ 752 80
. $1296 Si
Tbe clerk reported delinquent
taxes for- 1916 to the amount of
On motion, it was ordered that
the clerk advertise the real estate
for sale according to law, and as
sess the customary damages against
tbe personal property, and proceed
to collect tbe same, insofar as may
Tbe clerk made a report of de
linquent light and water bills, and
the superintendent of the plant
was instructed to enforce the ordi
nance empowering him to cut off
tbe lights and water of delinquent
The treasurer reported as fol
Bal. on hand, Feb. 5th.$ 9,243 30
Privilege taxes ...
$ 689 30
THE NEWEST IDEAS
Branch Store Valley Or» Goods Co.
Anything you want not in stock can be
gotten in 24 hours
E. J. KENNARD, Manager
Fines and costs ......
Interest on daily balances ,
Sidewalk collection« . . .
W. W. & E. L. cola. . . .
Transfer coal for schools .
Transfer water, springing
$ 1.558 51
t 1.835 35
W. W. &E. L. fund .... 1,090 00
Fire fund . .
School fund .
Bond fund. .
$ 5,037 10
On hand March 5,1917.
Sidewalks fund ....
w. W. and B. I» fund . . . 3,193 73
f 1,194 06*
Bond fund . .
Fire fund . .
Street fund .
R. U. HASTINGS. Treas.
The Supt. of the E. L« & W. W
plant reported as follows :
Current, water, etc.
Hydrants and Street Lights . .
Coal for office .........
Coal for schools.
Total to collect.
Lines and mains.
Plant expense . ..
Total expense ........
I 706 40
$ 951 05
f 320 95
S 734 65
H. B. SMITH, Supt.
which reports were, on motioi
irdered to be received and filed ai »
spread on the minutes.
(Continued Next Week)
Am't collect above expense .
Beech Grove Wins Her Third
On March iotb the Beech Grove
boys aud girls bailed to tbe City ot
HermanviUe to entertain tbe Her*
manville High School on tbe bask
et ball court.
(bey decided to play 15 minute
halves, tbe girls played 13 minutes,
(beo the boys played 15 minutes
At tbe eud of tbe first half with tbe
flirts tbe score was a tie, but at tbe
eud of tbe last tbe score was 18 to
13 in favor of tbe Beech Grove
girls, and the Beech Grove boys
winning tbeir gums 15 to 2.
On March 171b P4rof. Middleton
of Red Lick brought bis gins to
Beech Grove to show tbe Beecb
Grove girls bow to play ball. I>
was a bard game, good playiog
being done by both sides. But
when tbe final score of 16 to 14 io
favor of Beecb Grove, and after
tbe Beecb Grove students gave
them a yell they went away, con
soling themselves sayiog "we cao
beat them if they come to otir
Tbe Beecb Grove girls are still
practicing getting ready for tbe
HermanviUe girls Saturday, March
31st. HermanviUe gave us a nice,
clean game^aod we want to do as
well by them when they come to
After getting then
Carload Tennessee Mules and
Mares arrived today at Marx &
PLANNING BIG THINGS.
Glenwood School _ Wants Better
Roads and Auto Truck.
The patrons of Glenwood school
near Conn met last Friday and
unanimously voted to consolidate
with the HermanviUe High School,
nine miles distant. The school will
ask the board of supervisors to
make Dist. 4 a separate school
district so that, in connection with
Copiah county, (several children
of that county attend Glenwood
school), an auto truck may be
purchased with which to transfer
the pupils to HermanviUe. The
supervisors will also be asked to
gravel or otherwise make good the
bad places in the road.
Snpt. McAlpine of Copiah conn
tv will be conferred with in a few
days in order to get his co opéra
tion in the matter.
Young Trim would operate the
truck free of cost to the county
and the patrons would pay for the
There are about 18 pupils of
Glenwood school to be taken to
Much enthusiasm is being maul
tested by the patrons of the school
Eight Cars of Hogs Shipped. A
Mr. T. F. Clark shipped 8 ca^
of hogs to Natchez.
Mrs. Chisolm and children of
Jackson spent Sunday with Mrs
Mrs. D. Muir spent the week
end in Jackson.
Mr. Thos. Jones of A. & M
College is spending a few days
with his parents.
Mrs. Sallie Mackie of Utica is
visiting her sisters, Mrs. R. Scott
and Mrs. Mcllie Shelby.
Mr. W. J. Ross of Springfield,
Mo., is visiting bis sons, Joe and
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Stone and
little daughter, Mary Lee, of Tack
son, spent the week end with
relatives and friends.
Messrs. Bean McMurcby and
Lyman Campbell bave gone to
Akron, Ohio, to accept positions
with Goodrich Rubber- Tire Co.
The Good Time Club
with Messrs Harry and Joe Ross
on the evening of March 8th. Pro
gressive Rook was played. For
refreshments hot chocolate and
sandwiches were served and greatly
enjoyed by all. The crowd re
turned to HermanviUe declaring
they had spent one of the most
delightful evening of their lives.
There is to be a Womanless
Wedding held at the HermanviUe
Pavilion March 30th, 1917, at 8 p.
tn., for the benefit of the Metho
dist parsonage, Admission 25 and
The following is the cast of
Maid of Honor—Magruder Fife.
Matron of Honor — Rudolph
Maids — Lewis Prentice, Mr.
. ohnston, Dannie Miller, Cornelius
Bridger, Joe Bruce, Lynç Ellis.
Best Man—Grover Hooker.
Ushers—Maxey Lowe, Edward
Dudley, Fred Gradick, Chas. Tor
rey, Fuller Crewes and Robt. Lee
Ring Bearer—George Dudley,
Flower Girls—Shelby Scott, Les
Organist—Willie Y. Greenlee.
Father of Bride—Mr. Adams.
Minister—J. J. Jones.
Gnests — Little sister, Robert
Herlong; black mammy, George
Robertson; bride's mother, Dan
Herleng; grandmother, A. R.
Chunn; two old maid aunts, Thos.
Sugg and Jim Bass.
Other Guests—Will Lowe, Mas
ton Tickell, Ernest Chapman,
Harry Ross, Leroy Miller, Harry
Chunn and Joe Ross.
Good Turkey Feather Dusters,
regular price, 25c; on sale Satur
day, March 24th, for 10c.
David Bock's Department Store.
We are glad to state that Mrs.
J. A. Callender, who has been on
the sick list for over a week, is
Mr. C. B. Bobo of Monroe, La«,
spent a few days with his son, Mr.
Chas. Bobo, of Colony.
In spite of recent cold weather
gardens are looking first-class.
Bro. Hopper, pastor of the
Methodist church in Lorman,
preached at the school house Sun
day afternoon. A good number
were present and all seemed favor
ably impressed with "the new
Mrs. Maude K. Shelby of Port
Gibson talked to the Tomato Club
girls at the school bouse Thurs
Miss Grace Sharbrougp, teacher
of Colony school, spent the week
end with relatives, Mr. and Mrs.
Mose Mitchell, of Lorman.
Mr. T. S. McCay aud Hon. T.
A. Luster attended quarterly con
ference at Utica last week.
Miss Bertha Fisher, the popular
daughter of Mrs. X. E. Wilkersou,
accompanied by her mother and
Dr. C. L. Green of Ulica, went to
Jackson to the Jackson Sanatorium
last week to be operated on for
ippendicltis, winch was performed
very successfully ander Dr. Julius
Crisler, the noted surgeon of the
We wish Miss Bertha a
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Foster and
interesting little girls, Grace and
Doris, visited relatives in Raymond
Mrs. W. R. Crouch, one of tbe
efficient members of the faculty of
Reganton High School, went to
Jackson recently to have her ton
sils removed, and we are delighted
to report that she is doing splen
On last Monday evening tbe
handsome borne of Dr. and Mrs.
W. D. Redus was tbe center of
interest for tbe young people ot
PojT- Gibsoo. On tbe previous
Saturday tbe borne caught fire io
tbe roof of tbe eil. When tbe
alarm was given tbe boys from
Chamberlain Hunt Academy were
tbe first on tbe ground aod vety
quickly extinguished tbe blaze,
with small damage to tbe building.
Mrs. Redus, with her character
istic greatness of heart, gave tbe
boys a reception on Monday even
ing, to wbicb also many young
ladies were invited. Some games
were played, and music was ren
dered, both instrumental and vo
cal. Delightful refreshments were
served. Tbe boys were loud in
tbeir praises of tbe hospitality en
joyed. It will be remembered
always by tbe ones who were fa
vored in being present.
State Demonstrators Coming.
C. A. Cobb, at the head of the
state corn club movement, and
Miss Maud Reeves, assistant Home
Economic demonstrator, and Miss
Lula Tunison, head of the Poultry
Clubs, will be here next week.
They will hold meetings as follows:
HermanviUe at 10 o'clock, Wed
nesday, March 28th.
Willows at 2 o'clock Wednes
Port Gibson at 1:30 o'clock,
Beech Grove at 10 o'clock Fri
All of the club members and
their parents, especially, are urged
to attend one of these meetings.
Mrs. H. B. Harrison.
Mrs. Hattie Barnes Harrison, a
□ativo of Warren county, died at
Isola, Washington county, on tbe
i6tb, and the remains were brought
to Port Gioson aod interred Sat.
Mrsy Harrison was a resident of
Port Gibson several years ago, her
mother dying here at that time.
She was the widow of Peyton
Harrison, who was accidentally
drowned at Vicksburg a number
of years ago. She leaves one
daughter and one son. The de
ceased was a member of the Meth
Mrs. D. M. Wiggins.
Ia your Issue of yesterday you
refer to the death of "Mrs Wil
liams," grandmother of Mrs. Spen
cer, Port Gibson, who died in Wa
ter Valley, having reached the age
of 94 years. The name should
have been Wiggins, who was
known, to this writer and also to
Dr. O'Leary and Miss Mary
O'Leary of your city, as grand
mother Wiggins of Sharon, Miss.
It is possible that her name may
be familiar to the readers of The
Post. Mrs. Wiggins was the wid
ow of Rev. D. M. Wiggins, one
of the pioneer Methodist preachers
of this section, and a sister of Hon.
E. John Ellis, at one time repre
sentative in congress from the
Florida parishes of Louisiana.
Rev. Wiggins was not only a
strong but a very unique character.
He was a contemporary of J. G.
Jones, of Winans, E. M. Drake
and the elder Watkins. He filled
the position of Presiding Elder in
the Methodist Church in the state,
when Districts were large and hard
to travel. In that day there being
few parsonages furnished for the
preachers, it was the custom of
the ministers to locate their fami
lies in some central neighborhood
and travel from these points. Mr
Wiggins settled in the neighbor
hood of Sharon in the county of
Madison, where he reared a large
family. He died Nov. 5th, 1862,
leaving Mrs. Wiggins to continue
....the rearing and education of the
younger children. Mrs. Wiggins
was herself a strong character and
a most consistent Christian woman,
honored by all regardless of creed.
She remained remarkably active
throughout her more than foar
score of years, dying at the home
of her daughter Mrs. Hartwell in
the city of Water Valley.—Rev.
T. B. Holloman, Vicksburg Post.
Don't Let Your Cough Hang Un
A cough that racks and weakens is dan
gerous, it undermines your health and
thrives on neglect. Relieve it at once with
Dr. King's New Discovery. This soothing
balsam remedy heals the throat, loosens
the phlegm, its antiseptic properties kill
the germ and the cold is quickly broken
up. Children and grown-ups alike find
Dr. King's New Discovery pleasant to take
as well as effective. Have a bottle handy
in your medicine chest for grippe, croup
and all bronchial affections. At all drug
If you need a good Mule or
Mare see us before buying. Guar
antee to save you money.
Marx & Morehead Stable.
Peoples Hardware & Produce Co.
Port Gibson, Miss
We have a car load of John Deere Farming Implements and have on the sample
floor, Plows, Corn and Cotton Planters, Cultipacker, Riding Cultivators, Disc Har
, Grain Drills, Mowing Machines. This is the best line of implements ever shown
in Port Gibson; come see it.
In selecting Tools for work in the garden, we would
like to demonstrate ti>e "Diamond Edge " quality.
We have Hoes, Rakes, Spades, etc. at all prices, but
recommend Tools that our past experience has
taught us is the very best.
The Handle 3 used in this line are extra selected,
ash—no cross grained, brashy
1—polished and waxed, giving
• smooth surface found in the
Xn Close Couch.
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 BERNHEIMER, President
J. M. TAYLOR, Vice President-Manager
J. B. ALLEN, Active Vice President
GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier
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XHE UNIVERSAL CAR
Have been buill and actually delivered to retail buyers
since August, /ç/6. These figures—320,817—represent
the actual number of cars manufactured by us since
August, 1916, and delivered by our agents to retail buy
This nnnsual fall and winter demand for Ford
cars makes it necessary for us to confine the distribution
of cars only to those age?its who have orders for immedi
ate delivery to retail customers, rather than to permit
any agent to stock cars tn anticipation of later spring
sales. We are issuing this notice to intending buyers
that they may protect thewseives againU delay or disap
pointment in securing Ford cars. If, therefore , you
planning to purchase a Ford car, we advise you to place
your order and take delivery
will have prompt attention,
time may cause you to wait several months. Enter your
order today for immediate delivery with our authorized
Ford agent listed below and don't be disappointed later.
Delay in buying at this
nrifiOQ i Ruuabout $345. Touring Car $360, Coupelet $505
rllOCO ( Town Car $595. Sedan $645. f. o. b. Detroit
Ford Motor Company
L. B. ALLEN, Agent
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