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Telephone No. 29. Port Glbson.lvite^ Thursday, Aug. 29, 1918. Price, $2.00 Per Year; $1.00 6 Months H. H. CRIBLER & H. H.CRISLER..TR Editors and Publishers Entered at the postofflci at, Port Gibson, Miss., as second-class mail matter. ; Th« will a. .1 •• „ , h* w ° rth * !1 *t wll! tost, it nothing more is gained than the lesson which America is teaching the world, that nations, as well as in- !. dividuals, should fight only for prin ciple; that the horrible world-old eus tom of the strong dispoiling the weak long as this powerful western nation re mains true to its God. j In lets than eighteen months, the United Stete, has risen from the po iltion of a peace-loving, weaith-get ting recluse to that of the dominating ZZi k~ «* strength is almost limitless, whose fight like madmen and whose . I is no longer to be tolerated men voice will dictate the terme of peace. We marvel at our giant atrength, but no less than do the other nations of the world. Even Spain, our foe of twenty year« ago, ia coming to real ize the motives which prompted the United Stotea to enter the struggle, and some of its abliest writers are urging their country to lay aside Its prejudices and to appreciate the United States as it should. Even a member of the Spanish ministry, though unable to aee higher than sel fish motives dominating America, de clares that "Europe has changed her pace. Hence-forth the nations will march to the muiic of America, and those who refuse will perish." But is It strange that these things should be soT We are putting in much, and we ask nothing in return; so well expressed in the words of a famous American general while ad dressing his soldiers: "When we re turn to our country we shall do empty handed. We shall take noth ing back but the ashes of our deud." There is no question that God is with such a nation. These are Hi* teachings, and He ha* placed His hand on America to be the leader of nation*. Let u* alway* merit His approval. all is of one ter it ao Because Mississippi does not rigid Because Mississippi does not rigid ly keep its birth and death record up to the requirements of the Federal government, wo aro not admitted to the registration area of the national government Such permiaaion, cording to a letter issued by the State Board of Health, entitles the state to benefits enumerated aa follows: "Federal registration would admit that our statistical data be included in the tabulations of the Bureau of the Census and become world wide in their distribution. However, this is Impossible, unless the Bureau of the Census ia absolutely sure that records are sufficiently correct. ''Correspondence from the central office would also be conducted with franked envelope. If in registration area, which requires no postage. This would be a great saving to the Local Registrars, County Health Officers and the Board of Health. Transcripts of death and birth certificates, re quired by the Bureau of the Census, would bring several thousand dollars to us per annum, which would aid materially in having a most approved and up to date Bureau of Vital Sta tistics. While there are many other perquisites, still this is enough for us to put forth unstinted efforts for these four months, in order thst admission may be granted." Were there no benefits other than those obtained locally from such in formation, carefully kept date of this kind is worth all and more than the trouble and expense incident to its keeping. Mississippi is one of the few states, which delayed this im portant. work until a very years ago, and we have not kept our records carefully. m ■ V; our . The value to the state by the erad ication of the cattle tick can never be approximated by guess, but every one who has noted the wonderful develop ment of our cattle industry as «ult of this work know that there has been an improvement of not less than • hundred per cent. There remain but few of the unprofitable type whieli were the only kind possessed prior to the beginning of the work of lick «radication. A government bulletin, recently is sued has this to say on the subject: "In MiMiisippi, the first Southern state to have eu its territory removed from quarantine,whichopened a wedge to the gulf, the statewide eradication tew passed in 1916 is regarded by many as one of the most progressive pieces of legislation enacted in the state for many yeara. The Missis sippi commissioner of agriculture aays if the necessity ter süch ,a law had been realized four years prior to its passage, Mississippi would, no doubt, be the greatest cattle produc ing state in the union at the present time. The people who were respon sible ter getting this law on the sta tue books foresaw the possibilities ter the permanent development of Mis sissippi's resources and turning into profits the abundance of pasture grass which had annually gone to waste or was eaten by unthrifty cattle to make blood to feed ticks. "The entire South is looking for ward with confidence to an era of great prosperity in the cattle indus try as the net gradually doses around the last cattle tick." a ro of , . , no more * f ' get tord to have an enemy sympathizer in the governor's office than to have him in the national senate In fart there is no nlae* in thi« . L * l n th, */ reat try r a pro-German. We went true iïïïÂi'riÂ Wtive m th, Umtrf Sut., Who «re just »s loyal to this govern- ig M UM, sud U., ara just, It is rumored that Jas. K. Varda nian, defeated ter the senate, will be come a candidate ter governor next year. Mississippi can life m as much entitled to represent the people in any office as the native American; but we don't want any man who is tainted to fill our offices, from constable up. , A " ««'•cernent for passage of legis atom to stop sales of »11 intoxicating beverages on July 1, 1919, and con tinumg through the war, leaders of ''"tb wet and dry factions in the Sen ; ate staled tonight seemed to be In Mght President Wilson was reported " s ,,ot "PPuscd to the legislation and it was believed that the House would accept the proposal under discussion, Washington Press Dispatch. !. Thp manufacture, sale and use of intoxicants are absolutely non-essen use actually weakening the man-power at a time when it should be the strongest. Let us hope that con F res " mt ' n will have the manhood j to votc it out. Once the thing is put ur 'der foot, it will never regain power, , Columbia, S. C., Aug. 27.—Nat B. i,, 1 "' ,P f h " s l "T n nominated f JJW < ole L. Blease and James F. . ce * n the »South Carolina Democrat I ie primary today.—Press Dispatch. Bloase was another anti-adminis tration candidate— abolît the same type of man ua J K. Vardanian, "h,. saul some ugly things about the ad ministration soon after war was de dared, and he lias just received what SÄir ,h "*- - | "" 1 The Reveille is asked by state of ficials to advertise, free of cost, tain products of the state farms. We no reason why the newspapers should be called upon to do this work, and we are not willing to do it Like all patriotic newspapers, the Reveille is willing to do more than its part in helping to win the war, but we are not assisting the state in a money making proposition. It is able to pay for its advertising. cer see It is stated that about nine mem ber» of the faculty of the Holly Springs schools have resigned to cept government employment because of higher salaries paid by the ment. This is another one of the many evidences that unless we awake our schools will go sleep. We have one of the three a I tor natives: bet ter paid touchers, much poorer teach ers, or no schools at all. Which shall it be? M govem up to to of in is the re aid us in this the its the im FOURTEEN HOYS REGISTERED SATURDAY m ■ Six White and Eight Colored Youths Reach Majority Since June 5. Last Saturday, under the papiiap new or der compelling all men who reached years of age since the last mili tary registration, Junefi, fourteen registered for military service. Of this number, six eight were colored. The whites are: James Daniels of Hermanville; Albert E. Floyd, Hank mson, Willard C. Furr, Harvey: Ed ¥ or Houston, Barland; W. C. Hynum attison; Cadi L. MoCay, R. 2,Utica! The colored registrants are: bert Anderson, Conn; Frank Davis, Willows; Overton Hopkins, R. 1 , Port Gibson; Bobe Liggins, Port Gibson; S, an î l ort Gibson ; Wm. Rowan, Port Gibson; John Robertson, Mc Bride; Woody Young, Jr.. Herman ville; Tommy Hall, Port dibson. • " en are supposed to be put m C lass 1, to be called after the ter mer registrants in this class have gone into training. 21 our were white and AI PROF. RUSSELL WRITES ON THE FUEL QUESTION We are advised that it will be next to impossible ter the rural schools and small town schools to get coal next winter. The Fuel Administration says that our city schools will very likely have to close down during the months of December and January, on account of coal shortage. It is a patriotic duty, at this time, to use wood in the place of coal, where it is possible to do so. An abundant supply of hard wood, cut during August and September, will meet toe needs ter fuel in our homes and schools. . = ® ave the coal for our ships and lactones and for the people who can not get wood. While speaking of the fuel situa tion, I want to of our rural be to is by to no ro . sZffi 'nowTX th?wmt'r y m * SUPPly 0f wood for woodcutting" 1 months" f er th 0Uld ^ schools 8 months ter the rural Cold' shiv..rim. study children cannot Sometimes th«. ,.„u n , morning Zl SÄ'Ä" & mecÄtao' ^ need not , V hi ", 3 W %' ,h ? t hal a tew' wo! cumnSVv^ d summer or Irlv fait " tht ' ' erato to mak,' conditions fnr st,wi«° P faverabb 11S possible for ren. P MD,e ,ot thp ch,ld - 1 suggest Fridav and , September the rixth and "J' wood getting days fnr schools S ' our rural Try the plan. 1 cm sure the ers will nmrovf n , supply of good dry wood of nrnner length would lie '» delivht m ïv teachers ami pupils who have get wood for the stove from ,1: of old rails or poles with an old doll axe or even wo?se glean R froS, ibi . sides 8 ° m the! Let us Day more 1 needs of our school* 1 and we shall ' get better results Rewi tfiiHv 9 "* P ^ j RIJSSELT** Cl* < 5 r.U+ ^ ^ * v ——.. . | Chamberlain's Colic and Diarrhoea ! Remedy. Now is the time to huy a bottle of ä 1 ,jt .- 1 '' ig worth^ ^Vundred^lL« 0 "^"',. Ü t ^^ ' tS j the SCHOOL BOARD I HOLDS MFFTINfiS UULIJt) fTILI, I lillJu . n , , „ , Date of Opening of County Schools Changed From September Iftth to October 7Ui. A is by of be ren the our but and to tion BE of In J. M. Magruder was amv>tot«d iucceed t hTIi!"h PPC ' nU * i to , * . * «eland, resigned, as a member of the County School Board and Mr. Magruder was also selected as secretary of the board, of The School Board held an adioum jd meeting Aug. 12th, at which the ^Mowing members were present: Htimnh^V* r 1 ' T^Üf Ud S r, ti B ' 3 S" * C and H W - .The question of a location for the <r ' 1 j raari colored school was re-opened, f"? ,;;,^lark was instnicted to S? ^ " the next The question of allowing a school i ft Carlisle, in the Hermanville dis ! sent is necessary before a change \ be made. Mr. Trim being unable to report on i situation in the Insmore district, 1 • 1 , mat , ter was continued until « fi £a«.t Monday, 126. y ' rhe board recommended to the th £ 1 e Ü? an ? i L 1 , < î L H ,' kh 1 can an The Barland school was ordered dis continued for the present, there not being enough pupils. A former, order, providing for the opening of the county schools on Sept. 16th, was rescinded, and the date of opening postponed to Oct. 7. The Insmore school was ordered moved to the Bagnell place. of SAGNELL'S LEAVING CAUSES CHANGES B. H. Morehead May Succeed Him Local Board, Miss Hackett Secre tary and Miss Johnson Deputy Clerk. There have been several changes in local affairs because of the departure of Capt. Bagnell. He was a member and secretary of the Local Draft Board and Circuit Clerk, and his place In these important offices had to be filled at once. B. H. Morehead has been recommended as hiB successor on the Local Board, and Miss Vernon Hackett has been elected as secretary of the board. She and,» Miss Julia Marie Johnson will jointly run the office of circuit clerk. Miss Hackett had been elected a teacher of the local high school, and her duties at the court house neces sitated her resigning as teacher. This left a vacancy in the school faculty which is as yet unfilled, though there are several applications for the place. Capt. Bagnell received an order Friday to report at New Orleans, and he left Monday for that place. As yet he has not been assigned to any command, and may nôt be until he ' reudy for over-seas service. ■ WANTS OPENING DATE OF SCHOOLS CHANGED I I Byrnmore Plantation, Insmore, Mississippi, _ . _ August 22nd, 1918. To S. J. Russell, Superintendent of Education, Claiborne County, Mississippi! My Dear Sir: It is common report that the scholastic term of the county public schools is to open in early Sep tember. If such is the case one-half of the rural schools will be compelled to be closed by you because they will not be able to keep up the average attendance the first month of the ses sion. The acute scarcity of labor makes it imperative that the farmers children help them in gathering their food and staple crops in September and forepart of October. Therefore I speak ter those patriotic husband men and myself that you postpone the opening of the county schools to October 20th next, or if, this is not practicable that you heed the patrons and trustees of such schools that de sire a later time to begin the winter term, and add the unattended month to a long termed spring term. Very respectfully, JAMES F. McCALEB, M. D. to ^ me ter CLAIBORNE COUNTY WOMAN'S WAR WORK 8 the in to all ter bor. ARE YOU A WOMAN SLACKER? inÄtriÄs 1 P,r Cem Che8r - P?tmtism i# 9 y * r cent hard work sold ?® r "Stend at° attenttom receive government orders, obey." " Y° u 4® not realize that you at Rome are just as responsible to your «enntry in its time of peril as arc the A K SLACKER ^ ^ Y0U ARK Jen million women each doing what she feels like ' when she f<*l* Tike it, Hr °, ««mg to do effective war ' vork Ten million women concen , r " tlnK on work th ® government asks f° r Rr( ' SS ln *, to k « e .P America vie torious. 'Napoleon told us that two- on thirds of the strength of an army de- 1 PendS on th , c ®° rale at » vou are not keeping up the monde by W"' team wort, ŸOU ARE A air &LACK.LK. „ Art ' Y®" «»ting to please Uncle ing. or Kaiser? Don't wait un til your boy is maimed or your neigh f'° r S b< ÎY '* reported among the miss- this mg m France. Fight now; fight dai fc. fi ? ht « s Y® u could see the enemy, ,Sn t . ooiy a war ® f ««nies; it is . and '** r of resources, a war of food. : ing X, ou on toe firing line—SHOOT! work. T t b °| Ua ", TH ît of Bornen have already P le dged_ themseves to use no wheat the m any ,^ orm until after the next har- be v ®8t. If you are using one ounce : more wheat than your family requires "r jt ou using your full amount, lean and tWn addmg to it by buying bread ER h ® baker Y- AOU A « E A SLACK- ! tion, "/ ^ »- «... » ». .«*. ipprltaJ» IrtteVjS, 'C'Xpirf, : t 16 stren K th * nd courage. He may Jf a hero ' b "' Y0U AR * you ar e sapping want I I bonds I If you say, "I have given my son. Red Grosa V? rk him behind the lines YOU ARE A SLACKER If your idea of war work is holdimr as many offices as possible but doing little bard work —\Fym art critizing every one else in your community and alt the effort« of the United States workers and boards, remember that there is only one person for whom you are responsible—yourself. If you do not keep yourself at work YOU AEE A SLACKEE ' If you think because you have bdught Thrift Stamps and Liberty Bonds you need do nothing else—YOU ARE A SLACKER. Bonds and Stamps help, but they are a good in vestment for you. Do something that means sacrifice. 4 If you spread ugly stories about the government!such as that we are send ing food material to the brewers of England—which is a lie) you are hin dering war-efficiency, and hindered war efficiency means more American lives lost. YOU ARE WOKSE THAN A SLACKER. YOU COME NEAR TO BEING A TRAITOR. Germany is counting on spreading just such stories, and has got all kinds of false statements and evidence disseminated by clever means. Are you going to help herT ■ What are the War services that the United States asks of its women? Red Gross work. Food production and conservation. Patriotic Education and American ization of aliens. Protection, both physical and moral of the thousands of women who must be pushed into new industries through the departure of men. Don't imagine that your community does not need it. Child conservation, that the child ren shall not suffer by the upheavals war. Don't imagine that your community does not need it. Registration for war service. Making ourselves more efficient and faithful in home service—sanctifying the daily duties by the spirit of sac rifice and of patriotism. Giving our money, our strength, our devotion in no grudging spirit, but with fervor and gratitude for great opportunity. Tlie Women's Committee of the Council of National Defense is auth orized by the Government, created and organized all over the United States to help this Work. It wishes to include every woman's organiza tion and every individual woman, in team work for Patriotism. DON'T BE A SLACKER. Come in and help. The government calls you to service, and every woman in America can do her part. You have your choice, whether you will be a drag or whether you will join and be a part of the Army of American Women. . And remember THE WAR DOES NOT TAKE ANY VACATION. Issued by Mississippi Woman's Committee Council Defense. of oui AN APPEAL TO VOTERS the a and As ' To the White Voters of Claiborne County: After undergoing examination, by authority from the proper military authorities, I have been appointed a captain in the military branch of the Government. It is generally known that I have announced as a candidate for the of fice of sheriff of this county, at the election to be held in 1919. Notwithstanding the fact that I will be in the military service, I have determined to still make that race, in 1919. Of course if I am still in the ser vice at that time it will be impossible for me to be at home to make any kind of canvass or to further my political interests, so the matter will have to rest with the voters without ■ my presence to make the canvass. If I am elected and the war con tinues until about November, 1919, I will resign the election and will pay personally the expense of holding a special election to fill the vacancy. Of course if every thing is over by that time, and I am elected, then I will be home in time to take chart; duties of the office of sheriff. At the very beginning of the war I made vigorous efforts to organize a company at that time for service, but after spending a good deal of time and a neat sum of money I was for ced to abandon that, as I could not get enough men to enlist to be mus tered in. I have made several at tempts since then to be granted àu thority to be examined for a commis sion, but failed to get that authority until in July, when I was authorized ear before a military examining which did, with the above re to of the to app board, ^ ull Thanking the voters for past fa vors and asking that they remember me in August, 1919, I leave the mat ter in your hands. , Very respectfully, S. H. BAGNELL. GOVERNMENT AFTER NON-ESSENTIAL EMPLOYES Appeal to the Public Through the Loyal Press: A decidedly critical—almost des 8 erate—situation exists in regard to ie labor supply. Advices from Washington are that the present shortage of common labor in essential war industries amounts to one million men. As a result of this condition vitally important war-work is being retarded all over the country. The Midvale Steel Plant at Coatos ville, Pa., manufacturing munitions ter our army, has been forced to shut down part of the plant for lack of la bor. - Unless 5,000 laborers arc immed lately forthcoming, construction work on the vitally important Picric Acid 1 Plant at Brunswick, Ga., will cease. Part of the construction work at Musle Shoals, Ala., (though not the air nitrates plant proper) has been ordered discontinued ter the time be ing. A similar condition prevails with other essential war industries. All this because of a lack of labor—while many men, rich and poor, white and black, are still idling and loafing;! . and thousands of others are fritter! : ing away their time in non-essential: work. The condition is a shameful one ter ! the American people to face. It must be changed immediately, : Unless we speed up the work of production in this country, the Amer lean Army in France, whose glorious! achievements have thrilled the Na ! tion, will face the coming winter with ïâuyâ" p : Sint'iiuSînïïïrtwî Labor slackers cai ss to ur progress to Hun will be re and eventually widespread j want will confront our people. Labor slackers cannot ease their ! I consciences by purchasing liberty 1 I bonds and War Savings Stamps at 4 j percent interest! rk AROUSE YOUR PEOPLE TO THIS „ PER1L; „ A , Newspaper men everywhere, com i ir 'S to the aid of the Department of i Labor, must arouse the people to this ! P er *C make it hotter than Hades for "* loafer and part-time worker! Tell : " e , 1 * Bow j? non-war work that he i S""* ">»«JS«tely get into some pro anr.t,ve. war-work. Washington has j ' J U8t decreed that the following are If «oji-esgential occupations and that . j able-bodied men must get out of them: ! ' ! Aut ° industry accessories; drivers j : ? f Pieasure cars; cleaning or repair- j ln 6. or delivery of the same; sight- : »eemg cars; auto trucks other than j thos ? having fuel or doing govern in- ment work ! teaming, other than de leering products for war work; bath and barber shop attendants; bowling, j Billiard and pool rooms; bottle and b° ttle supplies; candy manufacturers of ? nd delicatessen (German in name); Widers and contractors not engaged on structures for war work; dancing academies; merchantile stores; flor '*t»5 fruit stands; junk dealers; livery arl d * ale stables; pawn brokers; pea nut venders; shoe shining shops; win dow cleaning; soft drink and soda fountains; fountain supplies, And there are others. Every per to B£m knows what occuptations are now essential. Able-bodied men must get out of these lines of work and offer them selves to the nearest office of the U. & Employment Service for war work, They will quickly be supplied with steady work at good wages, and will be helping the United States win the war just as materially as the men at bhe front. Stress these things as strongly as Y ou can - Bear down hard on them! Hit the proposition editorially with » re®! punch! We must get action at once! JAMES A. METCALF, Assistant Superintendent, Sixth Dis trict. * « A big line of Men' Ready-made Clothes, Serges, Worsted, Palm Beach and Linen. Also a large assortment ress Pants, Boys' Suits and Knee Pan is up to size 20, at the right price. We are exclusive agents for Cahartt's Over alls, Gloves and Working Clothes. David Bock's Department Store. of Men's Work and NO CHANGE IN ORDER REGARDING USE FLOUR To The Merchants of Claiborne Coun Vi, ere seems to be an idea among some of our merchants and people that the restrictions on flour havebeen removed. A letter from the Federal Food Administration today advises me most positively that the old rulin of 61bs. per person pej month is sti in force and no flour can be sold with out an equal amount of substitute un less the purchaser makes affidavit that he has an equal amount of meal at home of his own raising against which he has not purchased any flour. Merchants are then fore warned that this ruling must be carried out to the letter. J. W. PERSON, County Food Administrator. Tinware, Granite ware, Glassware, Crockery , are, and Kitchen Utensils. An; Jiing for the kitchen and dining rooi.. , t i. r ua! Ion- prices. Da.: l IVicl G Ucimrtment Store. LARGE NUMBER OF GERMAN ALIEN REGISTER I Washington, Aug,26.—About 260,000 unnaturalized male Germans live in the United States and have registered with police and postmasters under enem;. alien regulations, the Depart ment of Justice reported today, registration ter males was held in I January and a few additional Ger- ! mans are being recorded from time to time. Reports of the registration of Ger man women more than two months ago have not yet been tabulated, but it is believed less than 200,000 en rolled. These figures do not include the interned Germans, whose number never has been made public. The HERVEY Miss Allie Noble is again at work in store ter her termer employer, J. M. Watkins, Shaw. Mr. Preston McCrory one of county boys, who has been in navy quite a while, spent a short furlough with parents this week. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Noble • u t are re joiced of the safe arrival of their son, J. L. Noble over sea. He's only been in training a few months. 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