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THURSDAY, AUG: 6, 1917
a: H. CRISLER.
U BSCRI PTION PRICE S2 PER YEAR
Knterea at tbe Poatofflce at Port Gtbaoa,l(laa
a second-clan mail matter
The report of tbe County Super
intendent of Education, made to
tbe Board of Supervisors this
week, and published elsewhere iu
today's Reveille, is very interest
ing. It shows that tbe county is
not only advancing rapidly iu its
public school system, but is also
doing much in practical education
for both boys aod girls. Tt is on
ly during tbe past few years that
we are learning that an education
that does not better equip tbe pu
pil practically is incomplète, aod
tbe lesson that parents bad first to
learn is now beiDg imparted to tbe
child wiih flattering results. There
are four elements iu every child
which should be developed io
school—mental, moral, spiritual
aod practical—neither of which
caa be neglected without lastiog
harm.
Mississippi, his native state, is
uot proud of Senator Gore of
Oklahoma. Not satisfied with the
stain of past misconduct, be is op
posing every move tbe govern
ment is making in tbe great strug
gle against the enemies of man
kind. He is largely responsible
for tbe resistance of maoy of tbe
igooraut men of his state against
tbe army draft, which resulted iu
tbe death of one and tbe charge
of treason against hundreds ol
Iu contrast with Gore's
others.
course is that of another native
Mississippiao, Senator Chamber
laia of Oregon, who, by his loyal
ty to bis country, has become aD
administration leader, and a man
who caa be trusted.
la tbe death of Mr. Austin C.
Wharton this part of the state bas
suffered a distince loss, notwitb
staodiug the fact that be bad lived
iu practical seclusion for many
years. He possessed a well trained
mind and a character with such
high ideals that no man could be
associated with him without beiog
made better by tbe association.
For eight years he was editor of
tbe Reveille, during which time
be strictly maintained a journalis
tic standard far above that preva
lent at that time, aud some of the
principles which be adopted more
than twenty years ago are being
used iu tbe conduct of tbe paper
oow.
The editor of this paper has lost
one of bis truest frieods.
Congressman Heflin of Alabama
io large measure redeemed bimseli
a few days ago whan be told some
truths about coogress which were
so plain they were ordered ex
puoged from tbe Record. He
called tbe names of those whose
uuaccouutable conduct raises tbe
question whether there are ulterior
motives bidden from view. „ Tbe
speech should bave been allowed
to appear io tbe official journal of
congress, that posterity might
know who were tbe nation's con*
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gressional traiturs during tbe
world's greatest war.
A large number of negroes bave
petitioned congress to pass a law
making lyuching punishable by
federal law. We do oot know
wbether such a law would be con
stitutional, but it is sorely needed.
Lynching is inexcusable and cow
ardly uoder any circumstances,and
drastic means are needed to put a
stop to it. It matters not bow
much tbe subject might deserve
death, there is no need that a buo.
dred or more men become murder
ers when tbe job could and would
be dcoe legally and in a much
more deceot way.
Tbe policy of shipping oats out
of the county a 1 ; soon as they
gre tbrasbed is ao expensive cue,
At thrashing time the price was
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low as 65 cents for excellent seed
oats, aud hi planting time, about
three months later, they may be as
high as S1.50. The price is al
ready $1. The same thing is done
each year with corn. As soon as
the crop is harvested the bulk of
it is sold when the price is lowest,
and many who sell have to buy in
the spring at a price usually double
that at which they sold.
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ENCOURAGING REPORT.
Superintendent of Education Gives
Condition of Schools.
Supt. Russell furnishes tbe Board
of Supervisors with a general view
of the educational conditions in tbe
county, and the report is exceed
ingly encouraging. It is as fol
lows:
The following report gives the
acts of tbe School Board and re
cites events that serve to show the
educational spirit that pervades
the county.
The Ashland and Woodlawn
schools were combined, so were
the Willows and St. Luke. The
Freedmen's Hall was discontinued.
The above schools were all for ne
gro children.
The Hurley school, near Hart's
Landing, was ordered moved to
the edge of the hills on the Ashley
place, so as to serve more people.
The Sarepta and Sulphur
Springs schools have been consoli
dated. They believe that a two
teacher school, with a chance to
teach the higher grades, is more to
be desired than two one teacher
schools. The patrons will add »
room to the Sarepta school build
ing to protide a domicile for the
consolidated school.
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There are, as organized for
next term, thirty-nine schools for
negro children, and twenty-six for
white children. Five of the latter
are consolidated schools that are
supplied, In part, by ten transfer
wagons. These five schools, jnst
mentioned, and the Reganton
school, offer their pupils an op
portunity to do high school work.
The club work, under the di
rection of Mrs. Shelby, is a decid
ed success. I am sure the board
made no mistake in giving aid to
this line of work. This work is

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especially valuable just now, since
there is a shortage in the food sup
ply.
About sixty boys of the county
joined one of the clubs for boys.
Not all have met the requirements
but I am sure there will be exhib
its of corn, pigs, and calves at the
county fair. I suggest that tbe
board make known the prizes it is
offering these boys.
With a demonstration agent in
charge, and by beginning in time,
I believe all the boys in tbe county
will enter the club work to help
feed the country, aud at the same
time make money for themselves.
Besides the special levy ot
three mills for the whole county,
the following districts have asked
for an additional levy: Reganton,
Hermanville, Bethel and Beech
Grove.
x "Reganton has had an extra levy
for tbe past three years to enable
the district to have an assistant
teacher.
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Hermanville. in order to pro
vide an up to date building, and
to accommodate tbe pupils of an
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enlarged district, bas issued bonds
amounting to twelve thousand dol
lars.
The Bethel district has no
school building. School was con
ducted in the historic Bethel
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church last year. By means of the
money raised by a district tax, it is
proposed to erect a comfortable,
and at tbe same time, convenient
and attractive two-room structure.
Beech Grove, the first consoli
dated school in the county, needs
more room and to meet this need
has asked for an extra levy. Ev
ery voter In the district signed tbe
petition, showing the nnanimity of
tbe district on tbe question of bet
ter schools.
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Liver Trouble.
"i am bothered with liver trouble about
twice a year, " writes Joe Dingman, Web
ster City. Iowa. "I have paias in my side
and back and an awful soreness in my
stomach. .1 beard of Chamberlain's Tab
lets and tried them. By the time I had
used half a bottle of them I was feeling
âne and had no signs of pain." Obtainable
everywhere.
Advertisement.
WATCH THE LICE
on chicks. These parasites sap the very
life blood out of them. Dust the hen at
night with B. A. Thomas' Louse Killer
and yonr troubles are ended. It also kills
bugs on cucumber, tomato, and squash
vines. We sell it to you and if it does not
make good, we will.
{People's Hardware & Produce Co, ■
OVÉR 25,000 CATTLE.
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Claiborne's Bovines Worth More
Than $ 600 , 000 .
According to the census being
made by Inspector Trim and his
assistants, there more tbao 25,000
bead of cattle io the county. Ow
ing to tbe illness of Inspector
Lum, no census has been taken in
tbe third district, and, of course,
tbe total number is only estimated
on a basis of tbe number in tbe
other districts.
In tbe other four districts there
are 1026 herds which contain a
total of 21,578 cattle. Io these dis
tricts there are 613 herds, con
tainiog about 3000 bead, exempt
from taxation, that is, too small to
exceed the four cows and calves
Ninety per cent
exempt by law.
of these are pastured free of cost,
their owners being reuters are per
mitted to pasture their stock free
of charge.
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The last legislature amended tbe
exemption law to include four
cows aod all calves uoder twelve
moDtbs of age, instead of only two
cows aod two calves.
Estimating tbe total number of
cattle to be 25,000, valued at $25
each, they are worth $625,000, al
most as much as the personal as
ssssmeot of the county.
The total cumber of cattle as
sessed in the county is 8633.
PRIZES FOR STORIES.
County and States Encouraging
Pupils in Thrift.
See the letter from Prof. How
erton, that follows. If any organ
ization, firm, or individual thinks
chat Mr. Howerton's suggestion is
a good one, aod wishes to con
tribute a prize, or help in getting
up four small cash prizes for the
encouragement of tbe girls aod
boys of the county, please let dip
bear from you real sooo.
To tbe prospective contestants,
I suggest that you try tor tbe state
prizes whether a county prize is
ffered or not. The trying will
bring its reward, and should you
be so fortunate as to win a prize,
you would be doobly paid for your
effort.
While talkiug about prizes, I
shall state for tbe encouragement
of tbe club boys who have remain
ed on tbe joi>, that there will be
some uice cash prizes for you
The Board of Supervisors, Mr. J.
M. Taylor, and Mr. C. A. McAmts
have contributed to this prize
fund. Other friends, I am sure,
will also contribute.
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Boys, bog aod hominy is at a
premium. Tbe world is calling for
meat and bread. Our President
has asked you to do what you caD
to help increase tbe food supply.
I am sure you are ready aud will
iog to do your part. Besides
renderiog a patriotic service you
will receive handsome returns for
Study your bulletins
your labor,
aod leave off uotbiug that will
tend to increase tbe yield of corn
or tbe weight of your bog.
Do oot forget to carefully keep
all required records, so (bat you
will be eligible to contest for priz
Your friend,
S. J. RUSSELL.
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THRIFT PRIZES.
Tbe boys and girls are to do
sometbiog during tbe vacation by
wbicb they can learn thrift. Then
they are to write a true story of
this doing. These stories are to
compete lor first place in tbe home
school. Tbe one story winniog
first place in tbe borne school—
and tbe bankers and local people
are going to offer a cosb prize for
it—will be sent to tbe Business
Department of A. and M. College,
and will bere compete with similar
stories from all over tbe state fer
our first and second cash prices,
$5'and $3 each. Tbe one best
story writteo io tbe state will get
the first prize, aod tbe next best
tbe second prize.
Tbe cash prize contest is open
to all grades and ages in all tbe
schools of tbe state. Conditions:
You must write a true story, lim
ited to 500 words, on subject,
"How I Learned Thrift in My
Vacation of 1917," type it and bave
it certified as tbe winner of first
place io tbe borne school, aod send
it to us by Nov. ist, 1917.
We ask all school men to see
your local bankers at once and
interest them in this matter and
get them to offer cash prizes for
best stories in your school. Then
organize your boys and girls aod
go after those prizes, and having
woo them go after our's.
G. T. HOWERTON,
Business Department.
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The Fall Garden.
Prof. Herron of the A. and M.
College makes the following sug
gestions for tbe fall garden:
The work on tbe fall garden
must be started in earnest during
the early part of August. Get the
soil worked up before the hot sun
bakes a harc^crust on top and al
lows all the moisture to escape.
Complete the planting of the
fall crop of Irish potatoes within
the next few days.
Cucumbers and summer squash
may be planted any time during
the month. Sweet corn will ma
ture if planted during the early
part of the month, Use Stowell's
Evergreen or Country Gentleman.
"Collards, kale and cabbage
seed may be planted during the
first week in August. Plant them
thick an inch deep in the drill and
thin the plants to 15 inches apart
when they are a couple of inches
tall.
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If you have any tomato and
pepper plants available, it may be
well to set them out.
Make about two or three plant
ings ot radishes, lettuce and bush
snap beans dating August, begin
ning on the first and repeating at
intervals of ten days or two weeks.
Beets, carrots and turnips
may be planted during the latter
half of the month. During the
last few days of August, plant
mustard, endive, English peas,
parsley and spinach. All of these
are cool season crops and will not
do their best until tbe weather be
gins to moderate.
"The same varieties may be used
for the fall garden that were rec
omruended for use in the spring.
By the first of October the garden
should look very much like it did
the first of May.
It is not a good plan to plant
the things on the same ground
they occupied in the spring.
Change the location of the differ
ent plants in the garden.
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Just the Thing tor Diarrhoea.
• 'About two years age I had a severe at
tack of diarrhoea which lasted over a
week," writes W. C. Jones, Buford, N. D.
' '1 became so weak that 1 could not stand
upright. A druggist recommended Cham
berlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. The first dose relieved me and
within two days I was as well as ever."
Many druggisft recommend this remedy!
because they know that it is reliable. Ob
tainable everywhere.
Advertisement
Men Cooks Wanted.
The problem of providing cooks
for the draft army for the period
between the time of assembling
the menât the 16 cantonments and
the selection of cooks from drafted
men has been put up to tbe hotel
men of tbe nation, and they have
undertaken tbe task. In all 3840
cooks are wanted for the 16 canton
ments. For the cantonment for this
district 240 cooks are wanted.
W. N Trulock of Pine Bluff,
Ark., has been designated as chair
man of the committee to provide
cooks for the Little Lock canton
ment, where 38,900 men from Ark
ansas, Louisiana and Mississippi
will be assembled. Mr. Trulock is
organizing the hotel men of the
three states, who will serve with
him gratnitiously in preforming
the service. -
Two classes of cooks are wanted:
A class, cooks who are capable of
giving instruction, and men cap
able of classing as class B cooks—
men competent to fry, roast, make
stews, bake biscuits and pies, and
make puddings. Class A men will
be paid $125 a mouth,while class B
cooks will receive $90 a month.
Board and lodging and transpor
tation will be furnished by the
government. The men are asked
to serve only six weeks.
If you would render this service
to the nation, write Mr. Trulock at
Pine Bluff, Ark., at once. You
stipulate the period you will serve,
and can be hack home in six weeks.
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Accidentally Shoots Arm.
Last Friday while buotiog, John
Cameroo, a colored yard servant
ot R. L. Hamilton, near Grand
Gulf, accidentally shot off tbe flesh
aod muscles of tbe lower arm. He
was riding a mule and attempted
to opeD a gate when tbe gun slip
ped from tbe saddle. Tbe bam
mer struck tbe wire fence causing
tbe gun to be discharged. Nooe
of tbe booes of tbe arm was
broken, and amputation was un
necessary.
OUR GRANDFATHER5
drenched borseg fqr colic. That was the
old way which was uncertain and unsafe.
Farris' Colic Remedy does away with
drenching—is applied on the horses tongue
with a dropper which comes packed in
each bottle. Get it today. We guarantee
it.
People's Hardware & Produce Co.
NEIL CALLAHAN]
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The Vicksburg Boiler & Iren Works
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Boilers, Smokestacks, Breechings and Tanks
Marine and Plantation Wor a Specialty. First Class Mechanics Sent Out on Repair Wort
VICKeSBURG. MISS.
Glasses Fitted
HAWKES
Expert Optician
Will be at Our Store
Wednesday,
August 15th
ONE DAY ONLY
W.J.MaNNS
Port Gibson, Miss,
An up-to-date preparatory school lot
boys.
Military discipline under competent in
structor.
Only a limited uumber of boarders.
Building modern, steam heated, well
ventilated.
Swimming pool,shower baths.free to all.
Courses of study broad.
Every boy studies the Bible.
No malaria. No serious illness in thir
ty-eight years.
Expenses the lowest: $220.
Write for catalog and folders,
C. T. THOMSON, D.D.
president.
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II OLDEST SCHOOL FOR GIRLS in Hie 811
Curriculum in harmony with the lates
educational requirements, faculty strong
health record splendid, buildings commo
dious, sanitary and comfortable, premise
attractive.
Attendance on the present session better
than usual.
For illustrated catalogue, and special n
formation, address
REV. T. J. O'NEIL, President,
Port Gibson, Miss.
Cuts, Burns,
Bruises, Sores, Wounds and Piles
quickly healed with Arnica Salve.
It prevents infection, is antiseptic,
soothing, healing. Try it onee.
Money Back If It Fails.
The Original and Genuine.
Bucklen's
Arnica Salve
Heals the Hurt
All Druggists and DnuLers, 25c.
New Laundry
Opened June 18th
Opposite Town Hall
Shirt, plain, eapli_....
Shirt, plain, 3 for _
Collar, each......
Cuffs, each-..._
Ladies' Waist, each_
Palm Beach Coat, each ....
Palm Beach Pants, each ..
Linen Pants, each..
Linen Coat, each-.
We do all kinds of Laundry work, neat
and price reasonable,
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Qee Woo Laundry
FRESH BULBS
of all kinds just come in.
Cu Mowers and Designs
the year round. Write me for any
th : ng you need in the flower line
~ >r «»mpt attention given all orders
MRS. E. BIRDSONG,
(Successor to W. H. Wright)
202 North Monroe St. #
Vicksburg
Telephone 743.
$100 REWARD.
For information leading to the
arrest and conviction of party or
parties who took on Thursday ( 26th
of July, from my Tltche Pasture
near Town one large red poiled
durham cow white spot in face and
some white on feet and branded
TT on hip. This pasture had sev
eral bead stolen last winter.
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Our Stock Is Such
that you may always depend on finding
here just
What You Want When You Want It.
None of our customers have ever had to
postpone their building operations because
we couldn't supply their needs.
SEE US FOR
LUMBER AND BUILDING MATERIAL
KELLEY CURRIE
PRES. AND MGR.
CENTRAL LUMBER CO.
Mill and Church Sts., Jackson, Miss.
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Telephone Troubles
BELL Telephone employees are con
stantly trying to prevent trouble of any
kind in the workings of the equip
ment, and to repair such troubles as soon
as possible after they occur.
Subscribers are asked to report trouble
immediately, and to exercise a reasonable
patience while it is being cleared.
If you do not see a man actually
working on your telephone, it does not
mean that you are not receiving proper
attention.
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The difficulty may be at the switch
board, in the cable or at any one of sev
eral other places. Two or three men may
be at work hunting it down.
. It is always our first consideration to
clear troubles promptly.
When you Telephone—Smile
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work is the cause
of much T^ain and
many Headaches.
Obtain relief by
taking one or two
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Then tone up the Nervous
System by usig;
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with neuralgia. I thought I
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friend of miny# advised me
to take Dr. Mites' Anti-Pain
Pills. I did so and the pain
stoppe)} almpst at once.
Then I commenced «sing
Dr. 'Miles' Nervine and be
fore long I was so that I did
not have these pains any
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561 E. Platte Ave.,
Colorado Springs, Colo.
IF FIRST BOTTLE, OR BOX. FAILS
TO HELP YOU, YOUR MONEY WILL
BE REFUNDED.
more.'
Commercial Stationery,
Plantation Stationery,
Molasses Labels, Etc., at
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