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IS v I - 'mdM. miTi pft ♦ I»S S ♦ ffft PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISS., THURSDAY; SEPT. 13,1917 New Series—VOL. XLI., NO. 33 Re-Established Feb. 2,1876 ESTABLISH CD 1880 DISCONTINUED 1S61 , CLOVER AND OATS. VCounty Agent Urges Farmers to Plant Big Crops. * Tbe bigb price and scarcity of tbe seed of red and crimson clover aod of burr clover will surely cut down tbe acreage sown to these most valuable feed and soil-build« iog crops. We will face tbe same situation the comiog year uoless we prepare to meet it. First we must realize that good land is a necessary thing to successful farm iog aod that if your iaod is not already good it must be made so before it can be profitably farmed. Tbe clovers offer tbe easiest road to makiog a farm rich aod there fore a shortage of seed affects uf materially. There is but one way to solve this and that is to plan* these crops this year with tbe in teotiou of saving seed next year If we can't plant large acreages ol crimson and burr clover to turn under plant a small acreage o< each or one to save for seed. Burr clover will make on the averag* one hundred from seveoty to bushels of seed to the acre aod crimson clover will commonly turn out five bushels to the acre; Let every farmer raise enough of these two crops so that be can sow these crops on every acre of bis land each year aod then tbe laod will enricbeu quickly. When have to pay a dollar and a half foi burr clover aud fifteen a bushel foi crimson we will out sow them lav ishly or extensively, but umil w c do tbe laod building will be slow. Red clover is one of tbe bes* land builders we have and also ii is one of tbe best bay crops in tb* world. We are going to be short of feed this winter and lets prepare We for oext year. Clover must De so wo on a fiim seed bed, it is io fine *bape wbto one's shoe will not sink into tbe soil deeper tbao the depib of the sole. This is true of red, cnmsoo, When sowing in and burr clover, corn or cotton follow with a culti vator to cover shallow. If sown pea ground roll the lajd before and after sowing. on We need oats and lots of 'Hem this year and Claiborne county is famous for tbe quality of its oa«s. Let's go after it and be famous for tbe quantity produced too. good seed and to be sure to trea' them for smut unless you know that they had noue iu them. A Strain of the Red Rust Proof is a mighty good oat to sow in this country and so is tbe Fulgbum. Plant oats early aad put them iu well and it will pay you as good as any crop we grow. Would like to get in touch with men who will bave corn to sell. If we must sell it we can't expect io get a midwinter price for it, but we should do fairly well, iiad letters from farmers in tbe Delta asking for quotations on lots of three and five thousand bushels. Several farmers of each neighbor hood could get together and ship a car or two. If you have coro to sell and your neighbor has also Gel I bave New Goods! New Goods! We are receiving daily new additions to our large stock. - We have already received m Fall and Winter Merchandise They are all greatly admired and are the correct styles. We cordially invite the public to call early and make their choice selections. Onr Dress Goods Department cannot be excelled in style and prices. Louis Abraham & Son The Temple of Fashion x I will be glad to get you quota tions ou it in car lots. BLAIR HARRIONS. COUNTY ROADS. Supervisors Asked to Make Gen eral Improvements. Editor Reveille: I note that our county fathers) the Board of Supervisors) will soon take a trip over onr highways to see if they have been widened and graded according to con tract. I suppose they will note several other items that need their immediate attention. I suggest first, that if they ride in an automobile they will see when they meet a traveller on bore back, that when he hears their muffler the best part of the right of way Is given to automo oiles, and the horseman goes to wait their passing by. They will observe the same thing, horse ve hicles take to the ditches until tbe motor car speeds by. proves that the tnrns, corners and lanes are too narrow for horse carriages and horsemen to keep on iheir journeys without stopping at every coming motor passenger car. Second, The second class should ne given an examination as well as the first class ones in regard to the number of gates across them with or without permission from the Board of Supervisors, nuisance that should be abolished, and is too much of "Hindenberg due" i«r tbe travelling public. Ii consumes time to get out and get off to open and to get in and to get to «hut tbe gates; and who are the ones that are favored with gates? Echo says the large land owners: no small land holders have such privileges. Now, if we musi have these barriers through pur public roadways it would be equity to require tbe person to whom such permit is granted that he have some one to open and to shut the gate for chanffeur driver, wagoner and rider. He can emulate tbe o »bieraan and plutociat by having a lodge built on his estate and tbe gate keeper will always be there to harken to the wayfarer for through passage. This custom is relic ot toll gates days, and its continuance has brought about toll gate wars in the turnpike com monwealths of Kentucky, Tennes see, Ohio and Indiana. Third, The fords of bayous and creeks are never inspected, and they should receive investigation. They are scarcely ever * graded- to permit sate driving—and moreover after every freshet the washouts make them dangerous to man, woman and child. Again, at such places on Big Black, Big and Lit. tie Bayou Pierre, a ferryman should be stationed during high stages of water to carry man and teams. This fact This is a on a guards, particularly at their ap proaches. The wonder is accidents have not happened, though one a Fourth, Our bridges should awake our county supervisors. Many of them are without rail did in which a surrey with a fam ily tumbled, into Booth's creek some years ago. The timber used on our bridges is not the best. It is sap and non-lasting woods, such as short leaf pine and red oak. Specifications in tbe future should call for creosoted wood planks. Paint is needed on iron and wood - ed bridges to keep them in good shape. County fathers, let us have im provements in our highways for horse and motor, free roads with out gates, safe fords and better bridges, and citizens and taxpayers will cooperate for a better county and a better district and a better town dweller and a better rural in* habitant will result in happiness and prosperity to all. X ROADS. September 10, 1017* CALL TO SERVICE. Women Asked to Register To Morrow, 14th. Clinton, Miss., Sept. 13.—Tbe women of Mississippi are called to register themselves for patriotic service to tbe nation during tbe war Registration Week, which be gins with a big Drive Day, Friday, September 14th. Tbe patriotic women of tbe State will be given opportunity to régis ter their training, talents aod wil iingness »0 serve their country in tbe field of activity for which they are best equipped. They will be asked to iodicate whether they are willing to do volunteer work, for expeases only, or paid. They will register as being "trained''or "un trained." In order to meet tbe expenses of the registration campaign a fee of i cent or more will be charged each woman who registers. Tbe registration, which ts semi official and held under tbe Woman's Di vision for Mississippi of tbe Coun cil of National Defense, will be voluotary and will be open to ail women and young girls over 16 years of age. Information relative to tbe reg istration may be obtained from tbe local or county chairman. It is believed that the women of Mississippi will respond cordially to this patriotic appeal, and that thousands of women will go to tbe registration stations and enroll themselves as patriots, willing lo serve their country while tbe men go forth to the firing lines, giving up their life aud their all to tbe cause. Remember the Registration date. Ne^t Friday, September 14th. EMMA ODY POHL, Miss. Registration Chairman, Register for service (volunteer, only, or pay); which expenses shall it be? Agriculture. Clerical. Domestic. Social service. Industrial. Professional. Public service. Red Cross aod allied relief. Registration is voluotary, but it will give to every woman and girl over 16 years of age in the state an opportunity to register for pa triotic service to tbe nation if sbe so desires. To aid in financing tbe woman's committee a fee of any amount from ooe cent up . will be asked, also volunteer subscriptions. Help to mobolize Mississippi women. One day drive, Friday, Sept. 14th, registration continuing until Friday, 21st. Registration station in tbe Li brary, 10 to 12 A. M. Sub station Ked Cross headquarters, 4 to 6 P. M. HARRIETTE A. PERSON, Registration Cb'm Claiborne Co, Fife-Owens. Tuesday afternoon Mr. Charles Fife and Miss Mamie Owens, both of this county, drov. up to tbe Presbyterian manse and announced to Rev. W. F. Creson that they wished to be married. Mr. CresoD, having done much of this kind of was prepared to oegiu at once, and iu a few minutes tbe young people went on their way rejoicing. However, their matrimonial venture did not have its beginning in a bower of When they applied for a roses. license they found that tbe bride's uncle, j. I 1 . Morgan, had notified the clerk that she was under age. This interference caused much delay and sorrow. But tbe sug gestion of an attorney that tbe bride make affidavit that sbe bad passed her eighteenth year brushed aside ail difficulties, and tbe young people soon bad things going their way. Will Build Cottage. M. R. Headley has bought of P. H. WhsTton that part of the Dorsey place, recently purchased by the latter, lying west of the public road and embracing about He expects to begin at 130 acres, once the erection of a cottage, with all modern improvements, on tbe place, and as soon as the house has beeu completed he and Mrs. Head ley will make their home there. It is to be hoped that this is the beginning of the dividing of the large plantations immediately sur rounding Port Gibson. There is a growing demand for small places here, but because of these large tracts small places cannot be had. This section of the county would develop rapidly but for this bind ranee. Sunday School Convention. Tbe County Sunday School Con vention met at Port Gibson last An excel Friday and Saturday, lent program was rendered. The following officers were elect ed for tbe ensuing year : H. H. Crlsler, president; D. W. Clark secretary and treasurer. Dlst. I, Mrs J. M. Vice presidents: Berry; Dlst. 2, C. D. Smith; Dist 3, J. M Crawford; Dlst. 4, H L Coleman; Dist. 5, J. W. Green Organizers, Revs. C. T. Thomp son and T. J. O'Nell. Missionary Supt., Miss Katie Drake. Tem peratice Supt., gruder. Adult Bible Class Supt , R. W. Magrnder. Mrs. R W. Ms Bayou Piene Bridge. The Reveille la informed that the statement in last week's issne about the condition of tbe caissons at the Bayon Pierre bridge was in part erroneous. The statement was made that the Reveille was In formed that the piers of the old bridge are practically empty. Our informant, it seems, was misled The piers are full, but the mate rial nsed for filling is not altogetb er concrete, only dirt, to be surrounded by a concrete foundation twelve feet thick and reinforced between by iron rods and concrete which will make them practically solid. In some places it was However, the piers are Missouri Males and Mares at Marx & Morehead. They are all young and sound. Satisfaction gutraoteed. REGANTON. it Miss Myrtle Peyton, tbe lovely daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Peyton, left Saturday for McComb where she will attend tbe High School this winter. Mr. Roddy Luster, accompanied by Mr. Bernard and Lnm MeCay, spent the day at Karnac fishing last Friday. Their repoit was that the fishing was fine. . Mrs. C. B. Ward of McComb spent several days of last week in the home of her brother, Mr. F. A. Peyton. Mr. Young, accompanied by Dr M. J. Luster and sisters, Misses Edith, Bernice and Fay Luster, and Miss Ruby McCay, motored to Brown's Wells, via Crystal Springs, and many other points Sunday.. Mr. H. C. Chatham made a business trip to Port Gibson last Tuesday. Misses Onida, Pauline and Mr. Clayton Felder and Mr. Gordon Covington, all of Summit, spent Sunday in the home of Hon. and Mis. T A. Luster. Mr, Frank Parker of Port Gib son is spending a few days with his daughter, Mrs. Walter Math ews. Mr. Bernard McCay and Mr. Roddy Luster were Utica callers Sunday. The home of Mr. J. M. Craw ford was made brighter last Friday when a wee grandson came to bless the fond parents, Mr and Mrs. A. B Crawford, as well as tbe grand parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Crawford. Tbe grandmother has given him the name of its father, being little A. B., Jr. • Several of Reganton's good peo ple made a business trip to Jackson Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mathews made the hearts of the young peo ple of Kegaoton and Duke glad when they received invitations to come to their home Saturday night. Nearly every Invitation was ac cepted. Tbe guests were delight fully entertained with several games of different natures, and then tbe refreshments of Ices was served. Near the midnight hour the young people reluctantly said good bye. . See Marx & Morehead if In need of work stock, save you money. We guarantee to People's Hdwe. & Produce Co. PORT GIBSON ISell the Champion Cream Saver ■™= NEW D!LAVAL~ D SE the same good judgment in selecting a cream separator that you would in making any other investment. Before you buy a separator, there are certain things that you ought to know about it. ' Will it skim clean under all conditions? Will it deliver cream of uniform thickness? Does it run easily and require little or no attention? Is it simple, so that it will not continually be getting out of Is it easy to clean? Is it built to last? Most important of all, . What do people who a. are using it say? u order? The man who is using a machina is tha man who can tali you the truth about it. Well be glad to give you the names of a number of De Laval users right around this town—some of them men who formerly used separators of other makes. See these men and ask them why they changed, and what they think of tha De Laval, will be worth your while to do so. « / The NEW De Laval has every good feature of r W the older machines and many more besides, such Sr as the .*»-w self-centering bowl which gives BL greater capacity and skimming efficiency, the bell ■t speed-indicator which lasares operation at the 71 proper speed, and the improved automatic oiling it J ■ystem. * We'll be glad to let you try out a NEW Da Laval on your own farm befora buying. If . . ' ;' Mississippi Southern Bank, Port Gibson, Miss. Capital and Surplus $65,000 COMING! CARLOAD Good Mules will be at M OUR STABLE Saturday, Sept 15 Better come at once so that you may have your choice Prices Are Right ! Taylor & Bunting PORT GIBSON, MISS.