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jf. ; 1 rv , / 4 « 5 i! t. i 4 t \ # v • ^i PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISS., THURSDAY, DEC. 13,1917 Re-Established Feb. 2,'1876 New Series—VOL. XLL, NO. 46 CSTABUSHCD 1830 DISCONTINUED 1881 / $12,000 LOSS FROM FIRE \ Bam, Together With Seven Mules, 30 Hogs and 3000 Bushels Corn, Burned. Last Sunday night a large barn on James Pearson's St. Albans plantation at Haukinson was de stroyed with all of its contents. Seven bead of mules and horses and thirty bogs were burned in tbe barn before the fire was discovered. In addition to this loss, about 5,000 bushels of coro was con sumed. Our Hankiuson correspondent does not state whether Mr. Pear son carried insurance, but those with whom we have been io tele phonic communication are of tbe opioion that there was none. Tbe total property loss is esti mated to be iully $12,000. THE CONFERENCE. Port Gibson Layman Named Del egate to General Conference. At the Methodist Conference in session at Vicksburg last week, a local lavman, M. M. Satterfield, was elected a delegate to the Gen eral Conference, which meets only ouce every four years, the next session to be held in Atlanta next year. There was no change in the per sonnel of the ministers of Port Gibson, as was predicted, but a new minister is sent »0 the Her manvilie circuit The appointments of interest to our readers are as follows: M. B Sbarbrough, presiding elder Port Gibson district; H W Featherstun Port Gibson; T. J O'Neil, president Female College and pastor Rocky Springs circuit; W. W. Hopper Harriston; T A Ferguson Hermanvjlle; Mayersville The Ideal Gift Ivory Sets Military Brushes Mauicure Sets Bud Vases Silver Mesh Bags Leather Bags Card Cases Dorin Boxes Silver Bells Knitting Needles Kumfort Kits Photo Frames Bracelet Watches Cameo Rings LaValliers Scarf Pins Cnff Buttons Bar Pins — Gold Knives Set Rings Tie Clasps Caineo Pins Watch Fobs Beauty Pins We are prepared to furnish you with use and attractive presents for each member of the family— Gifts That Will Be Appreciated And Cherished Step in and examine our complete and varied line of Cut Glass, Watches, Jew elry, Silverware, etc. Our prices will surely interest you. W. J. flANNS, Jeweler Phone I-W, Port Gibson Community Silver / tiü We have purchased from the market a. • t Big Lot of Dry Goods which we can sell a Very Reasonable Prices. V ,i As a Specialty We Have Some Big Bargains in Shoes, Hats, Men's Clothing, Ladies' Dress Goods and Ready to Wear Garments I carry the Robert Johnson and Rand Shoes, J. B. StetsorTHats and Beekay's Clothing. 1 Also Have a Big Line of Furniture which I am selling below cost # Come now while I am stocked up. M. ABRAHAM, HE^riANVILLE, MISS. J. T. McVey; W H. Sanders Nat* chez; J W. Price Neho; C. W. Hillman Roxie; B W. Lewis Utica; T B Holloman Crawford Street, Vicksburg; J. M. Smith district evangelist; Gulfport, First Chnrch, H. M Ellis; C. W Strait Shiloh; Meridian, Central, H. B. Watkins; Meridian, Fifth street, W. J. Fer gnson; J. T. Abney Scdoba; C. M. Chapman, Waynesboro; Sunday School field secretary, J. C. Cham bers; J H Foreman Bolton; G. P McKeown Edwards; F. M. Adams Flora; W H Lewis Jackson, Capi tal Street; C W Crlsler Jackson, Galloway Memorial; G. G Yeager Pleasant Grove; W. L Blackwell Terry; W. H. Huntley Yazoo City; A. F. Watkins president Millsaps College; J L. Neil Y. M. C. A. secretary A. & M. College; T. W. Adams chaplain penitentiary; D. E Kelley conference evangelist; B. J. Coker Barlow; C. A. Schnitz Galiman. Save Coal. Mavor Smith of Port Gibson, who is chairman of the Fuel Con servation Committee of tbe county, asks tbe Reveille to urge economy in tbe use of coal. The other members of the committee are H D Brownlee and H. A. Marschalk. Chairman Smith says tint the growing difficulty in getting coal is growing quite serious, and in a short time it may be impossible to get coal at all. Everybody .Is nrged to use wood wherever pos sible The public is urged to abandon grates and use fireplaces and stoves. The scarcity of wood in Port Gibson is almost as great as that of coal, but it is believed that as soon as it is known that wood is so badly needed it will be brought in In greater quantity Large selection of tailor made misfits iir Mew's Clothing. ' E Us Bros WAR NEWS IN BRIEF Teutons Making a Desperate Effort to Break French and British Fronts Congress has declared war on Austria, there being but 00e dis senting vote, though Lafofette ab sented bimst-lf when the vote was takeo. The dissenting vote was that of a New York Socialist—or anarchist. Preparations were im mediately begun to round up Aus triao enemies. In the peace parley with the Bolsbeviki government of Russia, Germany demands control of Rus sia's wheat market for 15 years and possession of all that coun try's territory now in the hands of the Teutons. The Cossacks, under Gens Kaledines aod Koruaioff are re sisting Bolsbeviki government of Russia, and are advancing on Moscow and Petrogad. Many of the German and Aus triao troops in Russia having been released by tbe peace conference between that country aod Germany are being massed along tbe west ero froot and a terrific drive is believed to be plaooed. Jerusalem bas fallen into tbe hands of tbe British without being damaged. Ao American destroyer was sunk by a submarine, and a large oum ber of its crew lost. Au Austrian battleship was tor pedoed aod sunk with many of its crew. HANKINSON. The past week shows a record of tbe coldest weather this season, the thermometer registering 14 degrees Saturday and Sunday. f be early fall' with heavy frosts in October destroyed all pasturage and already cattle are showing th* effects of this. Silos should be on every fatm just for such ao unfortunate time, as this winter will bring. Mr. James Pearson of St. A 1 bans Plantation had the misfortune to lose his large barn with 5,000 bushels of corn Sunday morning by fire. Seven head of mules also were burned to death, and thirty head of bogs. A splendid, harvest swept away by the consuming element—fire. Mr. Robert Lum accompanied by Mrs. Lum and daughter, Miss Roberta, motored over to Vicks burg Sunday to attend services at Crawtord Street Methodist Church. A most inspiring sermon was de livered by that distinguished tbeo logian, Bishop Murrah. ' An epidemic of measles has in vaded parts of this section. Every precaution is being used by the County Health Officer to prevent the spread of the disease« Mrs. Mary Regan and Mrs. Laura Lum have returned home after a prolonged visit in the home of Mrs. Regan's son, Mr T S. McCay of Utica. Mr, and Mrs James Pearson are spending the week in Chattanooga, their former home. Mr. W. L. McCay returned to Lake Cormorant, Miss., last Tues day to resume bis duties with the Government Fleet, after having spent several days very pleasantly with his family here. Charles Drexler Raymond Agricultural Monday. The bovs are always glad to welcome Thanksgiving as this usually means a visit home With friends and relatives. Chess, Wymond and Co , have established a splendid saw mill a* this place and are buying R»d Oak timber for barrel staves. The de mand for oil barrels 1» very great. ho there will be an ea»y sale of timber, for this purpose on of returned to S* bool Deceased Veterans. Editor Reveille: Seven of our oid passed away 10 (be past twetve months, aud now lie undei 'heir lit« le- 'Ments of si>d " Only o..< *s vetera s haV-, buried m Port Gibson, foy v dl 1* the Se j by the lis« app«-nd*oi several notices of «heir dea hs 1 do not recall that the company they served in was given, and as we are trying to keep «hr record a ( l right I will list them correctly. These are all 1 can recall at present. Columbus C. Goza, Co. Ci io«b Miss.; also Co. B, 38th Miss., buried at Vicksburg. Andrew J. Sevier, Co. R, 12th Miss., buried at Tallulah, La. H. Meiboroe Colson, Co. K, 12th Miss., buried at Indianola, Miss. H. Kirk Fuller, Co. K, 12th Miss., buried at Baltimore, Md. Cornelius R. Nesmith, Co. K, I2tb Miss., buried at Beecb Grove, Miss. Wm. R. Thomson, Co. K, iatb Miss,, buried at New Qrleaog. Samuel fjagtiel.1, Co. D, 4th Miss. Cavalry, buried at Port Gib FRANK H. FOOTE. son. Soldier Takes Bride. War always brings an increase in number of marriages. Soldier* form new acquaintances and ro mances readily result. A marriage here Monday after was one of this kind. At noon the outbreak of the war a detach ment of Co. E, State National Guard, was sent here to guard Bayou Pierre bridge Young P L. Steen was one of the nnmber. While here he became acquainted with Miss Cleo S' fie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Stifle, un til recently residents of Illinois The acquaintance soon resulted In more than a mere frendship, and a few days ago the young sol dier arrived on a furlough. Mon day afternoon tbe young people went to tbe home oi Rev. W. F. Creson and were united in mar # * rlage. The bride declares she will ac company her husband back to his command in Louisiana. Herman, & Foster pays highest price for cattle and hoga. MUST BE PROMPT. Lawyers and Others Asked to Aid Drafted Men. Every one liable for military service will, within a short time, receive a "questionaire," which be must fill out aod "return to tbe circuit clerk within seven days from tbe date it is mailed. The questiooaire" must be filled com pletely and correctly. If tbe per sou receiving the "questionaire" is in doubt about bow to fill it, be should at ooce ask help of a law yer, school teacher, or any one else familiar with form work. Tbe President bas requested all lawyers to give such aid free of charge, and we are sure none of the local lawyers will refuse. Tbe Local Board has too much work on hand now to help in this mat ter, and tbe registered man must get help from others. It is absolutely esseotial that all questionaires" be t&uroed within seven days after they are mailed out, aod failure to do so will sub ject tbe person guiity of such fail ure to heavy penalty. II I I Red Cross Day Postponed. Red Cross Day bas been post poned until Tuesday, Dec. i8tb, 00 account of the weather. H»ar ail of tbe speakers aod see the War Pageant in tbe evening. Uousual interest is expressed io Mr. Harris Dickson's address. Mr Dickson wiM speak at eleven 'clock io 1 he morning who ar*- rehearsing the j War Pageants speak of the beauty, and impressiveness of tbe lines the familiarity of the lines only adding to tbe deep appeal. Program tor Red Cross Day, Tuesday, D*c 18 h, 10 to 12 a. Those • * m. — Mr. P M Harding and Mr Harris Dickson 2:30 to 4:30 p m —Mr IJjrçnçett W, White aod' Mr W j Leppert. Thursday Evening,. 8 ''clock— j War Pag an? - tl f Christmas Art Display Saturday. Mrs Featherstun will bave on display, a» her hom*- Saturday, a collection of ha ad painted aric es suable for Chris mas gif s, and inviter ai* who are J'reieS'ed K» com*- and see them The r'rice* range from teo cents to fifty dol tars. SOUDE SONS. Peoples Hardware & Produce Go. PORT GIBSON, MISS. On Hand mmm » -dr' I Wagons Syrup Pails / mmmm " f 3 \ Mississippi Southern Bank port Gibson, Mibb. Lend Your Money to the Government The Whole United States is four Secuirt? The new Liberty Loan Bonds bear four per cent, interest, payable semi-annually, and thé price is par and accrued interest. Since there are those who have gone forth to die, if necessary, for their country, can not we—stay-at homes—afford to buy for our country? We will secure any amount of these bonds for you, and make no charge for our services. t Bank. "THE SOUTH'S CREATEST &f\TtTV PAT T SCHOOL OF BUSINESS." MvUlfaU VvJUuAUdEl. NEW ORLEANS, LA. Should be arîven the best training 1 to pre pare them for success in business. Personal Instruction. Free Employ ment Department. Complete College Bank, College Store and Wholesale Offices. No misrepresentations to secure stu dents. Through the success ofits 22000 former students, Soule College is recognised everywhere as a Wide Awake, Practical- Popular and 8uc — cessful School. YOU# r GBO. SOUDE & SONS.