New Series— VOL-XLI., NO. 11
PORI GIBSON, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISS., THURSDAY, APR. 12,1917
Re-Established Feb. 2,1876
Most South American Countries
Siding With United
Cuba has declared war against
Germany, Brazil has severed dip
lomatic relations with the German
government and several other na
tions announce their approval ot
the course taken by the United
Mexico and Chile are the
only American countries which
have announced 'that they will
The British troops have made
notable gains 00 tbe French fron
tier within tbe past two days, cap
turing more than 11,000 prisoners,
aud advancing to a depth of fave
Recruiting is going on with in
interest all over
RED CROSS SOCIETY.
An Organization Effected Here on
On Saturday morning an earnest
group of men and women epet
the court bouse to effect an organ
ization of the great humanitarian
of the government, the Amer
Short talks were
ican Red Cross,
made try Messrs. Robt. Anderson,
J. McC. Martin and H. W. Wells.
An auxiliary was formed, and the
work of preparation of hospital
supplies will oegin as soon
directions are received from the
derson, chairman; Miss Harriette
Person, vice chairman; Mr. J. W.
Person, secretary; Mr. J. M. Ma
Woman's Branch of Auxiliary
for Preparation of Hospital Sup-^
plies—Mrs. L. S. Anderson, chair
Mr. R. B. An
Cordially invite you to in :
spect our new and complete
Spring and Summer
We are showing a great
variety of new weaves and
shades in Dress Goods, al
full assortment of Lac
es,' Embroideries and No
tions. Our Domestic De
partment is chuck full of
yery special offerings, and
you will fiud our prices of
Sheetiug, Pillow Casing,
Towels, Table Damask and
Napkins very interesting.
We are also showing a new
line of Low Cuts in black
and colors, also an extensive
variety of Sport and Tennis
Matting and -
Don't fail to look at our
Matting and Rugs. We
carry China and Japanese
Matting Rugs, Velvet and
Axminster, Crex, Linoleum
and Congoleum, all sizes
and prices very moderate.
Whether buying or shop
ping yon are always wel
Mrs. D. C. Houston, vice
chairmao; Miss Ottilie Redus, sec
The American Red Cross is
chartered by Congress. It is the
only volunteer agency for relief
commissioned by the government
in case ot war or overwhelming
disaster. The President ot the
Uuited States is president of the
The Red Cross reports to Coo
gress; its accounts are audited by
the War Department; all that it
does is open to public scrutiny.
The other agency provides so
practical an opportunity for help
ing humanity in times of great
crises, when the need is urgent,
and the measures tor relief must
be prompt and adequate.
Classes of Membership—Annual
members, $1; subscribing mem
hers, annually, $2; contributing
members, annually, $5; sustaining
members, annually, $10; life, an
nually, one payment, $25; patron,
life, annually, one payment, $100.
Enroll today. Your American
Red Cross needs YOU.
No field service required ol
s - !
Pay dues, $1, to Mr. J JA. Ma
gruder at the Bank.
Woman's Branch of Auxiliarv
will meet at the Library on F/ti
day afternoon at 3 o'clock. Plans
for work and first aid training
class to be discussed.
Killed Moody Eleven Years Ago,
and Sentenced to Hang.
Jackson, April 8.—Convicted oi
murder in 1905 and sentenced 10
be hanged, J. E. Regan, merchant
and planter, who walked into
Governor Bilbo's office last spring
and surrendered, is a free man to
day. He was pardoned by the
Mississippi Board of Pardont
yesierday after 700 ot the 740 voters
ot bis county bad signed a petition.
Regan was convicted oi killing
a neighbor in Claiborne county.
Oa the night before the day set for
his execution be escaped from Jail
at Port Gibsou. After being at
large for ten years be appeared in
|ackson and walked into tbe
governor's office. He presented
himself to Governor Tbeo.
Bilbo aud asked tbe mercy of that
His death sentence was commuted
to life imprisonment and be don
ned prison stripes some months
Efforts to secure a pardon
for him were at once begun and
ended successfully at tbe session
of the state pardon board which
came to an end yesterday.
Mr. Henry Turner Bailey.
Mr. Bailey will give a lecture ai
the court house on Tuesday even
ng, April 17, at 8:15 o'clock under
the auspices of the Book Club.
Enough subscribers bave beeD
secured to defray tbe expenses of
the lecturer, but it is hoped many
more will have tbe pleasure of l
hearing Mr. Bailey. Tickets fifty
cents for adults, tweoty five for
children and college students.
Mr. Bailey-has traveled extensive
ly and has frequently served abroad*
as the representative of the United
States Government at importaoi,
congresses on art and education,
Deing at tbe International Art Con
gress at Brussels, in 1898, at tbe
London Congress in 1908, at
Dresdon in 1912, at San Francisco
in 1915 as one of the Internationa*
Jury of Awards of the Panama
Miss Lola Bert Boren, sister of
Mrs J. M. May of Port Gibson
and formerly of Claiborne county,
was married on March 31st at
Brookhaven, the home of her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Boren, to Mr.
Robert Lee Stamps.
The groom Js Congressman
Quin's private secretary, and the
young people are now in Washing
We are agents for the wonderful
Wirtmore and Wellworth Shirt
Waist. A new arrival of wonder
ful values at $1.00, at
David Bock's Department Store.
Former Supervisor Claims Bayou
Bridge Won't Stand.
If you will allow me the space I
will endeavor to point out a few
reasons why the Two Mile bridge
across Bayou Pierre should not be
During the years 1894 and 1845,
owing to excessive freight rates,
especially on cotton, on the Y. &
M. V. railroad, the merchants of
of Port Gibson established a wagon
line from that place to Grand Gulf.
During the operation of this enter
prise, there was great pressure
brought to bear on the tax payers
and the board of supervisors,
though not without considerable
opposition, to get a bridge over
the bayou, resulting in the award
ing of the contract at the October,
1895, meeting for $12,925.
* The high water the latter pari
of January, 1896, caved the west
bark of the stream, and it was
considered advisable to erect an
additional span of 160 feet, the
contract being let to the lowest ot
6ve or six bidders for $3,600.
In addition, the board contract
ed with the same company to raise
the main span three feet and add
ten feet to the depth of the tubes,
at a cost of $1,200. This part ot
the work was under the supervis
ion of Mr. Frank Englesing, a
competent civil engineer.
In made two inspections while
these tubes were going down; oth
er members did the same.
Mr. Englesing was paid $175
for his services, making a total of
$17,700. A few years afterwards
another short span was added.
The railroad company has ex
perimented with this treacherou
stream also, and I have from good
authority that Its first bridge cost
$150,000, and they had to step
men and loaded cars on the
during high water. It went down
a few years ago, and was replaced
by the present one at the modes«
cost of a quarter of a million dol
Some one will say that a light
bridge will answer for wagon traf
fic, bnt remember, the weight is
needed to hold It down.
Owing to the advance in price of
material and labor, the bridge the
IVe are showing a
Large Variety of
Spring & Summer
Suits & Trousers
Palm Beach and Keep
In light and dark patterns
also different styles, made
by Snelleriburg and proper
ly tailored. Our foresight
and cash enabled us to con
tract for these clothes long
before the advance in price,
and we are able to offer
them to the trade at saine
price we sold them last year.
We also wish to call atten
tion to our line of
Straw & Panama Hats
Negligee and Sport
In different materials, also
in silk, is very complete,
and we offer as good selec
tions at a much lower price
than any house south.
Be Sure 10 look 01 Our window Display!
county built in 1895 would prob
ably cost $25,000.
A glance at the map will show
that a large amount of the water
that falls in Claiborne, Copiah and
Jefferson eounties pass under this
bridge; and again, it is only two
miles farther by the Humphreys
bridge from Port Gibsou to Grand
Gulf. Has traffic increased in re
cent years? I think not.
In conclusion, will say that I
am satisfied considerable pressure
has again been brought to bear ou
the board of supervisors to build
the three bridges advertised for—
of course wanting to spend county
money as the people want them to.
I want to say here that the board
is often and nearly always wrong
fully censured about their acts. A
great responsibility lies here with
citizens as well as supervisors.
If the tax payers do not protest
with a strong petition against the
building of these three bridges at
your May meeting, go ahead,boys,
I am with you.
And lastly, the recent bond Is
sue could be put in the savings
department of the banks at four
per cent and used on roads and
bridges, thereby dispensing with
The Board met io regular ses '
sion on Monday, April 2nd, 1917.
Present—Mayor Smith; Aldermen
Bailey, Manns, Scbillig, Watkins,
Jones and Gordon.
The minutes of the last regular
and special meetings were read
The action of the
T. L. RUSH.
clerk in Issuing tbe follow
rants In vacation appr
3 . L. Grjeeu. same . » ','V . . ....
A. J. Rice, same.
M. K. McLeod, same...
E. J. Richardson, same.. ,
Will Caldwell, work..
A 1 Fox, labor .
Mose Henderson, labor.
Ed. Willis, labor.
Bill Phillips, labor.
Mose Webster, labot.
R. Thompson, labor.
Riley Jackson, part salary, aud labor . .
Richard Moseley, labor . . .
Truman Bailey, labor
Wm. Williams, labor ......
Mrs. A, B. Sawders, salary^ . .
Miss Ella Brown, same .
.Miss M. Naasson, same . ....
Miss Florine Levy, same . . .
Mrs. J. N. Brashear, same . . .
P. G. Bank, express ......
Jim Jones, sprinkling . . .
Riley James, labor.......
M, G. Brooks, labor .......
Elijah Copeland, hauling wood
P. A. Watson, labor. . . . .
Bennie Brown, labor.
Willie Scott, labor.
Gilman Killian, poats .....
Willis Bird, labor.
Lank Sanders, labor.
J. D. Arnette, refund tax ....
Harrison Williams, labor....
Walter Hulbert, labor
A. A. Maddox, freight.
Andrew Williams, labor ....
Riley James, labor.
Joe Scott, labor.
James Page, labor.
Ben Carpenter, labor.
Sfi 9 »
. . 50 00
. . 5 ° 00
. . 50 00
. . 60 00
$ 721 44
The treasurer reported as follows:
Bal. on band, March 5th
General taxes .....
S 5.774 61
Privilege taxes. 147 50
Refund road tax from Co . 1490 63
Sale of paring bonds . . . 20,032 87
Sidewalk collectons . . .
Interest on bank balances 8 40
Impounding . V.
Fines and costs.
Water, light and power . .
General fund . . .
W. W. &E. L. fund
School fund ....
Street fund ....
Sidewalk fund . . .
Sinking fund . . .
... $ 286 60
. . . 810 98
• • • 524 45
. . . 160 15
•' • II7 7«
$ 1,906 to
On hand April r, 1917.
$ 1,263 91*
W. W. and B. L. fund . . . 3,28432
. . . 1.220 53
. . . 661 05*
. . . 20,754 86
. . . 1,029 58
. . . 1,217 17
Street fund . . . .
Sidewalks fund , .
Sinking fund . . .
R. G. HASTINGS. Treas.
The Supt. of the E. L- & W. W.
plant reported as follows :
Current, water, etc.
Hydrants and Street Lights . .
Coal for schools ....
Total to collect ...
Lines and mains
$ 757 00
.... $ 553 40
.... 76 85
.... 235 00
Plant expense . .
Total expense .
■$ 877 50
H. B. SMITH, Supt.
The marshal reported as follows:
• « • •
Ain't collect above expense.
$ 14 25
$ 189 75*
A. A. MADDOX. Marshal.
The clerk reported the following
collections since last meeting:
I have made following collections during: the
month of March aside from the $1,499-63 road tax
collected from the county, viz:'
Light, water and power
Pines and costs
Street taxes . .
Impounding . .
$ 121 So
tCost of White Way to date $1, 154-59 not in
cluding the paint for the poles. The time of all
salaried men is not included in this total).
C. R. WHARTON, Clerk.
which reports were, on motion,
ordered to be received and filed and
spread on the minutes.
The fire chief reported 2 alarms
during the mouth of March—one
at the residence occupied by Mrs.
Cogdell, and the other at the resi
dence of Dr. Redus, and filed list
ot firemen entitled to pay.
The clerk reported the cost of
the White Way to April meeting
to be $1154 59, not including paint
for the poles.
salaried men was not charged to
the White Way.
On motion, it was ordered that
all labor, $65-75,_and cost of ma
terial for concrete work, be deduct
ed from the above amount—the
total amount to be deducted being
$75, and that the clerk proceed to
collect the rest from the parties
'- wbo bave obligated themselves to
Tbe time of all
pay for the White Way.
The clerk made report of tbe
delinquent li^ht and water bills—
active accounts amounting to
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A SPOONFUL GIVES RESULTS
When your young chicks do not grow
aa4 thrive they need a tonic. B. A.
Thomas PoüHry Remedy is not only a
. v ...__ ^ __ _ troubles. Get it'
today. tVe sell it on the money back
People's Hardware & Produce Co.
The Parlor Millinery
has just received
new lot of beautiful
hats, and will show a
newline every Wed
nesday and Thursday
Mrs. Thos. Turner
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; coiffe see it.
THE MODERN DISC CULTIVATOR
This cultivator is a radical departure and represents new apd original as well as j
approved ideas in Disc Cultivator.construction. Among its special advantages are: 1
Automatic horse lift; 2 Convenient and easy rig adjustments; 3 Low pivotal point of
gangs; 4 Oscillating scrapers;, 5 Automatic seat shift; 6 May be converted into a
shovel cultivator simply by changing rigs.. , .
We are prepared to do your Harness,, saddle and shoe repairs and guarantee it to
be done right.
In Close Couch.
Thfe 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
J. B. ALLEN,' Active Vice President
GEORGE T. WALNE, Cashier
SIDNEY BERNHEIMER, President
J. M. TAYLOR, Vice President-Manager
THE UNIVERSAL CAR
« Have been built and actually delivered to retail buyers
since August, 1916. These figures—320,817—represent
the actual number of cars manufactured by us since
August. 1916, and delivered by our agents to retail buy
ers. This nnnsual fall and winter demand for Ford
cars makes it necessary for us to confine the distribution
of cars only to those agents who have orders for immedi
ate delivery to retail customers, rather than to permit
any agent to stock cars in anticipation of later spri?ig
sales. IVe are issuing this notice to intending buyers
that they may protect themselves against delay or disap
pointment in securing Ford cars. If, therefore, you are
planning to figrehaset a Ford car, we advise you to place
,your order ana take delivery now. Immediate orders
will have prompt attention. Delay in buying at this
time may cause you to wait several months. Enter your
order today for immediate delivery with our authorized „
Ford agent listed beloiv and don't be disappointed later.
Drinoo S Ruuabout $ 345 . Touring Car $ 360 , Coupelet $505
r I luuu t Town Car $ 595 . Sedan $ 645 , 1 . o. b. Detroit
Ford Motor Company
L. B. ALLEN, Agent
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