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TELEPHONE NO. a« THURSDAY, AUG: 2. 1917 ■ : H. CRIBLER. uftscmmoN price. S2 per year HHntered at the Poatofflce at Port Otbaox.Mlaa a aecond-claaa mail matter y Because this country bas never before been in a great foreigo war, the vastness of the preparations being made by the United States may not be grasped by the average American, but thinking men ol other countries understand how prodigious are these preparations and how suddenly a peace-loving democracy has become a war giant and a toe to be dreaded. Com mealing on this subject a notec Russian newspaper writer says : The first steps taken by tb« Washington government lor plac ing the United States in a state oi war revealed a methodical char acter m jre akin to German meas ures than to those of the Allies. They were all deeply thought out, and from the beginning systemat ically carried out on a large scale. One sees in them a sense of gi gantic proportions, such as is re llected by the vastness of American territory. There is in them a full er aud more consistent application of science and of technique than was the case in Europe. The combination of bold schemes and of practical execution which dis tinguisbed American industrial undertakiugs is very prominent iu the American organization of war. The part which is beiog acted by the United States in this strug gle is the strongest vindication of the democratic form of government. It proves that a free democracy entirely given to the works of peace is able to organize itself tor a world war, and is determined to shirk no effort or sacrifice for the sake of its ideals. This speaks also most highly for the genius and the character of the American natiou, the greatness of which is now being fully revealed for tbe first time. < 1 < 1 r> The task of tbe local Exemption Board is a very difficult and un pleasant one, especially so when it is considered that its members are working without pay; but it is gratitying to note that there seems to be no disposition on the part of any of the young men, who have been called to shirk. Some of them will have to make sacrifices, no doubt; but tbe call of tbeir country bas been beard, and they seem willing to answer. Many of them will return to their homes after the conflict bearing honors bravely won. Claiborne bas - al ways ranked high iu this respect, and we believe it will staud second to none on this occasion. It furnished two geuerals, nearly a score of captaius,. and more sold iers than it bad voters during tbe Civil War. Three Boys Join Army. Three Claiborne county boys joined the United States army re cently. Ford H. Smith, son of B. W. Smith of In?more, passed the physical examination at Jackson. He was sent to tbe army camp in Georgia for a few days and trans ferred to Foit Sam Houston, Tex as, last week. Lloyd Bridgets of Hermanville joined the army at Akron, Ohio, where be was working. He is said to have been tbe first in that town of 9 C 00 inhabitants to answer the call to war. He is tbe youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Bridgers of Hermanville. Walter Sorrell, son of Mrs. T. T. Bailey of Port Gibsou, passed the physical examination at Vicks burg last week and will soon go in training for tbe signal corps. Wal ter spent several years in Mexico, and while there served as a soldier in Villa's army. For several months be held a major's commis sion. It is doubtful whether the Mexican method of fighting will be of material benefit in France, but Mr. Sorrell's experience as a soldier will be worth much'to him individually. Two cotton blooms were report ed this week, the first of tbe reas öd. They were found Monday on tbe places of J. B. Allen and H. M. J itche. This is later tbau tbe first bobs reported last year, FIRST DRAFT FOR NEW U. S. ARMY (Continued from Pint Page) The following have been called to report at the court bottle At 8 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday, August 7th: 61 Arthur Harper, Hankinson. 62 Sam Neal, Utica, Route 2. 63 Vertuer W. Killian, Port Gibson. 64 Louis Hughes, Barland. t>5 Burnett Smith, Humphreys. 66 Arthur W. Watson, Port Gibson. 67 Henry Grigsby, Wilsonville. 68 Willie C. Trevillion, Willows. Lucian Mundane, Hermanville. 70 George L. Disbaroon, Port Gibson. Garfield McDonald, Pattison. Henry Trevillion, Violet. Lucian A. Ford, Carlisle. John Coffee, Grand Gulf. Alex Johnson, Utica, Route 2. William A. Hennington, Pattison. Richard Burrell, Insmore. Floyd Moore, Port Gibson. Birtrum L. Vardaman, Hermanville. 80 Rogers Smith, Hankinson. 81 Frances M. Brevard, Hermanville. William H. Hudson, Port Gibson. Karl Wilson, Port Gibson. 84 Alex Jones, Pattison. Toney Gettls, Hermanville. 86 Allen Smith, Jr., Wilsonville. 87 Chester A. Hatchle, Utica, Ronte 2. 88 Richard Thomas, Hermanville. Frank Johnson, Westslde. Stephen Schillig, Port Gibson. Robert E. Fife, Pattison. Carl W. Blomquist, Port Gibson. Robert Blackburn, Port Gibson. George M. Russum, Russutn. Louis Graise, Wilsonville. 96 Climie Smith, Utica, Route 2. James T. Clarke, Humphreys. 98 Sullivan Rogers, Hermanville. Frank J< pper, Hermanville. 100 Daniel E. Westrope, Barland. 101 Jesse Byrnes, Hermanville. 102 Dart Williams, Hermanville. 103 Dorsey Smith, Russum. 104 Frank Hayes, Hermanville. 105 Ambrose Parsons, Port Gibson. 106 Thomas Barnes, Rocky Springs. 107 Stockman Saddler, Pattison. 108 John W. Stampley, Port Gibson. [ ioq Sampson Minor, Togo, La. no Dan Currie, Port Gibson. 111 Fred Banks, Hermanville. 112 Peter Davis, Jr., Port Gibson. 113 John S. Bedford, Jr., Hermanville. 114 Hatnp Alexander, Rocky Springs. 115 Andrew Jackson, Hermanville. 116 John M. Webb, Port Gibson. 117 David Caraway, Port Gibson. William Bates, Port Gibson. 119 Andrew Dunbar, Rodney. 120 Charles M. Giliis (Gettlsj, Hermanville. The following have been called to report at the court bouse on Wednesday, August 8th, at 8 A. M.: 121 William H. Houston, Barland 122 John R. Callender, Port Gibson. 123 John Mimms, Pattison. 124 Ned Freeman, Willows. 125 John E. Bunting, Port Gibsou. 126 Hal S. Headley, Port Gibson. 127 James W. Frazier, Hermanville. 128 Jack C. Banks, Port Gibson. 129 Thomas H. Van, Willows. 130 Robert Butler, Port Gibson. 131 George Simpson, Utica, Route 2. 132 Alfred Hargrave, Rodney. L- S. Pearson, Jr., Port Gibson. Will Leazey, Hermanville. 135 Stephen T. Thrasher, Port Gibson. 136 Fred Killingsworth, Port Gibson. 137 Rothwell Middleton, Port Gibson. 138 David Watson, Port Gibson. 139 Sidney L. Regan, Carlisle. 140 Hugh Starks, Grand Gulf, William i. Floyd, Utica, Route 2. 142 Frank L- Goepel, Port Gibson. Ezekiel Moore, Port Gibson. 144 Price Jackson, Barlow. 145 Arthur Johnson, Grand Gnif. 146 J. B. Goza, Hermanville. 147 Percy Claiborne, Pattison. 148 William Jackson, Jr., Wilsonville. Henry D. Bufkin, Wilsonville. 150 Robert Wheat, Violet. 151 Minor M. Coleman, Westside. 152 Peter C. Barnes, Hermanville. 153 Levi Williams, Pattisan. 154 Ned Marshall, Port Gibson. 155 Hiram Newman, Peyton. 156 Sam Johnson, Hermanville. 157 Jim Watson, Port Gibson. 158 J. C. Goodrum, Jr., Port Gibson 159 Thomas Nailor, Hermanville. 160 Horace Jones, Hermanville. 161 Ben Gaines, Port Gihson. 162 Louis Goodrum, Port Gibson. 163 Ernest L. Levy, Port Gibson. 164 Willie Slater, Pattison. 165 Ben Scott, Barland. 166 George Cabbage, Carlisle. 167 J. Mack Jones, Violet. 168 John Payne, Hermanville. 169 Ben Bird, Barland. 170 Edward Coleman, Westside. Tillman Mitchell, Tillman. George Washington, Port Gibson. William H. Martin, Violet. William Conner, Carlisle. Robert B. Pickett, Carlisle. 176 Richard H. Anderson. Nanachehaw. 177 William Bolton, Tillman. 178 Richard King, Port Gibson. Joseph W. Strong, Utica, Route 4 t8o Ben Sorrells, Wilsonville. 69 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 82 83 85 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 97 99 118 133 134 141 143 149 I7I 172 173 174 175 179 WILL BORE FOR OIL Oklahoma Man Will Try Aban doned Section. The "oil field" about twelve miles southwest of Port Gibson promises to again attract the at tention of local "get rich quick folks. This time an Oklahoma man is to take up the project and sink a well, it is said. He has secured a lease on the property of Mrs. Berkley, and expects to be gin operations about Oct. ist. A few years ago a man named Zink "blew in" and stated that he bad located an oil field in the al most mountainous section of southwest Claiborne. He talked much of the "anticline" under which be could almost see a great gusher. Several thousands of dollars was soon subscribed and a well, with varied promises and dis appointments, was snnk to a depth of about 1800 feet. Then the money gave out; Zink "blew out, and the project was abandoned. >» COUNTRY TALK. Cypress Log 70 Feet Deep. Oats Fed to Hogs. Bermuda grass which goes un der various names according to locality as wire grass, blue grass, St. Lucie grass and Scutch grass, is said to have been imported to America from Bermuda in 1807, and that Cowles Mead of Missis sippi introduced it. It is time to destroy this theory and origin of Bermuda grass. It is one of the grasses that is indigenous to tbe southern part of the North Amer ican continent, and originated in (be Scutcbillo Mills of Claiborne county where it was called Scutcb grass by tbe Indians and natives of the 181b century. The Choc taw Iadians gave it tbe name of Atocha (corrupted with Scutch) grass which means Pass grass be cause it grew in tbe deep ravines of the northeastern part of Clai borne county. Therefore Scutcb grass is tbe proper name for Ber muda, and we should insist on it by stockmen and writers. We Mississippians whenever a new plant of native birth is discovered, let other statt« appropriate the honor of its birth, e. g., tbe Ken tucky Wonder bean. A Missis sippi bean was taken to Kentucky, and was bestowed a stolen appel lation. A bored well was being sunk on one of tbe highest elevations in the county. When 70 feet was struck, the well digger bored through a cypress log. He quit at that point, as no water was maoi. fest. This shows that our hills were once level. The extreme drouth is oow over. It was a period of bathing parties in Bayou Pierre by tbe boys and girls of tbe neighborhood. One such swimming party was given by tbe Insmore community with varigated bathing suits and caps that would have done credit to a seashore resort of fashionables. Wednesday was the event for these bathers, who, after enjoyiog them selves, where invited by that charming hostess, Mrs. A. G. Smith, Insmore plantation, to a watermelon party. K. L. Farris, Weat Hermitage plantation, find Eugene Clark, Clark farm, shipped from Carlisle one car load of mixed bogs, 91 bead, to Natchez. They were finished on oats, the English method to harden pork on foot. Prices netted were tbe highest yet received by Claiborne swinemen. K. L. Ferris sold over 1000 bushels of McKay oats to a famous southern seedsman, and they are being sold by him without waiting for tbe oat planting season. |. F. M. Rejected Patriot Finally Succeeds. Joseph E. Tones, only son of A. E. Jones of Hermanville, tried months ago to join tbe United States navy, but was rejected on physical examination. Determined to serve his country on tbe firing line, he presented himself again, this time for tbe army,' and was accepted on examination. He leaves this week to train as a sol dier for the American expedition to France. Patriotism has its re ward here. .Cure for Cholera florbus. /'When,opr Htfle boy, qow seven years pld, was a baby jie ipas pured qf cholera morbus by Chamberlain's Colip, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy," writes Mrs. Sid^ ney Simmons, Fair Hâven, N. Y. "Since then other members of my family have used this valuable mediciue for colic and bowel trouble with good satisfaction and I gladly endorse it as a remedy of exception obtainable everywhere: Advertisement » 1 al merit. NEIL CALLAHAN] WILIAM MCLELAM The Vicksburs Boiler & Iron Works Boiler Tubes C ÙÉS-àdkU o > 1 JE Pipe ii! 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Letters of administration on the Estate of Leah Jackson, deceased, having been granted to me by the Chancery Court of Claiborne Conn ty, Miss., an the 7th day of July, 1917, therefore all persons having claims against the said estate are hereby required to file the same with the Clerk of the said Court and have them probated and al lowed according to law, within one year from this date, or the same will be forever barred. This 7th day of July, 1917. Herman Marx, Administrator. C. A. FRENCH, Att'y. I am agent tor the following periodicals: Saturday Evening Post} Ladies' Home Journal Cosmopolitan New Orleans Picayune emphis Commer/cal-Appeal emphis ews-Sciraitar Jackson News. C. M. HOWARD. New Laundry Opened June 18th Opposite Town Hall Shirt, plain, each_ _ _ Shirt, piain, 3 for __ Collar, each . .. Cuffs, each. Ladies' Waist, each. Palm Beach Coat, each_ Palm Beach Pants, each .. Linen Pants, each..... Linen Coat, each™. 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