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PORT GIBSON REVEILLE
* ■' 1Tttl ,«HCD .«ca Re-Established Fefy, 2,1876 Æ ÿ^rt ntTlWUCP t®* 1 PORT GIBSON, CLAIBORNE COUNTY, MISS., THURSDAY, SEPT. 5,1918 New Series—VOL. XLII., NO. 32 THE GREAT WAR UTEST HAPPENINGS ON FRONT SjJt Abandoned by the Enemy, Who lljj Falling Back on Whole Front. 1, ! 00.(100 Americans in France. lie Allies continue to dominate the western battle front, and every they choose to strike the ene and slowly retreats to siere Hw gives «ni S«inl the old Hinaenburg line. Large umbers of prisoners, possibly 20, 0 *, have been taken this week, to with a considerable number of ^Kggsand other war-material. * Yesterday Lens, in northern France, _„ evacuated bv the enemy, and the ûasl du Nord and the Tartille river Wi crossed on a wide front by the ^■British troops, and the French and (^■ABerican forces crossed the Velse Hiker at two places. Big gains in several places have been reported by the French. «The American army, which will Üt under its own officers, may soon ^»shike a heavy blow at some unlooked ^en^March announced yesterday but more than 1,000,000 American ■W p3 are now in France. The 39th ^■Division, embracing Louisiana and Mississippi regiments, have just ar road over-sea. An Associated Press dispatch from Washington says: "In all the dispatches officers here noted again today veiled ^B&Àestions that some new and im portent phase of the battle is to be expected shortly. There was an air q f expectancy among both unofficial rod"semi-official commentators which produced the impression that Mar dial Foch is preparing for a blow. If this is the case, it is believed here that the employment of Gen era! Pçrshing's army may well be included in the plans, the object be ing to hit with full forces of the American and allied armies now that the German disorganization appears b) be spreading ami his line waver from abroad Bl rfcere is a mistaken notion in the mitris of many men who. have just pessed their 45th birthday that they will not have to register on the 12th. All men who have not reached their 46th birthday are required to register. P. L STEEN WRITES OF NEW JERSEY CAMP LIFE Camp Merritt, N. J., Aug. 27, 1918. Editor Reveille: Just a few words to you and my friends. I feel as if I should ask a little ■ space in your paper to tell you of some of the few jtags and news around this camp, Äbough have not been around very much, for I have been in the hospital for over three weeks. 1 can say they have the very best doctors here that there are in the United States jervice. This is a very large camp. There were a good many boys left here, who failed for over-seas service. Some got domestic service only and Mine a discharge. I was put in class v, Domestic Service only, so I'm just Witing for them to send me to some I truly hope they see fit to «nd me to a southern camp, for it »very cool up here to a southern boy. ant whein it gets hot it is hot. The o»y we came to this camp it i was 104 m shade. We get the very latest svws from over sea. Our boys are doing good work now. They are giv "6 the Huns all they are looking for. liiit the boys all say the yellow jack ets are very bad—nearly as bad as ,, nSi But they say after all, the Huns are not bad. Our Red Cross u doing fine work for the soldier boys i j. 1 got t * le paper today. Was glad to get it, and was more than glad " taow Harrison was a head of '•Maman. Will you please send me ^,b>tal vote over the State. I «uidd be glad to get the paper any p®* WH have any extra one, as I call Wt Gibson my home and will make "B7 «nine after the War is over. as it is most time to go to my 7*™ * n<i I hhve a very bad arm, will an 1° stop - wishing all my dear friends the "**t of luck, may God protect our jjjwitry and bring all the boys home MECH. P, L. STEEN, Camp Merritt, N. J. FETTER FROM MRS. RAMSEY Hazlehurst, Miss., Aug. 30, 1918* JMitor Reveille: As September ap E** 8 my thoughts are turning to your beautiful little ritv Mv hart has been there during the fn h« summet which is now hut. a de ytful memorv It is nnt mv mir jP* to inflict upon vour readers an fe of W one simple message, to the of Port Gibson through the •wtaas of your interesting paper -T» «%l'S who 1 see glitter of externils that the * not as patriotic as the north. «"true that in the north there are onward and visible signs of the »n we are taking in th* ron £ Y is Â-Æ^remore m A . flyin g> more uniforms in nvi m fiS V nore of pageantry and narade. ■ ®L tn T, is no ntörridf thf real ■ SL° f ! °ya%, no more of that 1» fiwf * PS&iotism that finds ex H t ln aejf-denial, and yields I Ste mo r re ty chreriuily r °ar5 » ^taneouslv to alV rfenneat« of the E^ent than in Mississippi; now 5, a«Ä* ns , respond will C;,i X*" y ,h> aU a P pea , 1S rf is» vt support than m Port Gb ■ Is alliegiance to the president » »a ro PP°rt of his administration, | Wgtfa ?my> Johor and sacrifice the; •Wttry. ^ m,d no 8ection oi our ]., 1 * Î ' go farther and« say that dur- 1 » is I ing the summer it became a matter of pride and boasting with me that the : patriotic women of Port Gibson had j already done what many cities were j just beginning to do. When in New j York, Dos Moines and Fort Worth I ! heard musical directors conducting j municipal singing that the people ! l-might learn our national songs, 1 re memhered that a community chorus had already been organized in Port Gibson by Mrs. Spencer. The great | Food Conservation show at the Grand ! Central Palace was a demonstrationon j a. colossal scale identical with those ! held earlier in the sprjjig by Mrs. Shelby, Mrs. Drake and other patri otic women of your city. Canteen workers at the railways stations bear ing refreshment and cheer to the sol diers were reminders of the devoted members of the Red Cross at home i who always sent our boys away with ' a box of good things and a smile of encouragement. Groups of literary people discussing the numerous books o'? re ^i t haB pr ? d i Uce , d recalled that splendid series of book j reviews given several months ago un der the direction of Miss Harriett Person. Pride of birth and love of the soil are characteristics of Southern people. Ajourney of several hundreds of miles through the north, east and west has served to strengthen my love for the south, my pride in my native state Mississippi, and my admiration for my adopted town, Port Gibson. Thanking you, I am yours truly, CARRIE W. RAMSEY. DON'T BE A SLACKER , H5LP WIN THS WAR Port Gibson, Miss., Sept. 2nd, 1918. To The People of Claiborne County: The President has ordered by proc lamation that a Military Registration be held on the 12th day September, 1918, for the purpose of registering all male , persons between the ages of 18 and 45, both inclusive. This is to call on every one to give this the very widest publicity, and impress all with the absolute neces sÿy of those persons with IN the ages to go and register on that day, THURSDAY, THE 12TH DAY September, 1918. The registration places will be as follows: Dist. No. 1. Port Gibson. Dist. No. 2. Ingleside. Dist. No. 3. Rocky Springs. Dist. No. 4. Hermanville. Dist. No. 5. Pattison. All persons are liable to register who have attained their 18th birthday and who shall not have attained their 46 tirthday on or before the day set for the registration. If you are in doubt about your age, you had better start now to find out, failure to register will subject you to very severe penalties, and the peo ple are now calletNon to help in get ting out a full and complete registra tion, and further, to report to the Local Board any person who has failed to do so, so they can be dealt with in the proper manner. Clai borne county has never fallen down on any thing yet advanced for the speedy winning of this war, so let's get busy and put our shoulders to the wheel and keep "Old Claiborne" to the front. Local Board of Claiborne County. JOS. DAVENPORT, Chairman. DR. A. L. CHAPMAN, B. H. MOREHEAD. SUGAR USERS MUST GIVE AN ACCOUNT OF THEMSELVES This week the County Food Admin istrator is Bending the following card to every one who bought sugar for preserving purposes. We hope no one has been caught napping: "We note from our records that you have applied for and received sugar for canning purposes. Please advise us on the attached half of this card exactly what fruits or vegetables you have canned or preserved, and how many jars or other containers ofi each kind you have filled. "The attached card being for Of ficial United States Government busi ness may be mailed without a stamp. "Please write your name and ad dress clearly, and fully so as to avoid future inquiry. "If you did not. use the full amount of sugar received for canning and pre serving for that purpose, please ad vise to what merchant you have re turned the unused sugar. Yours very truly, "P. M. HARDING, "Federal Food Administrator for Mississippi." WOMAN'S COMMITTEE, COUNCIL OF NATIONAL DEFENSE. The children weighing and measur lP g ^ est ,', Un 'i er 'Erection of Mrs. H. Morehead, Department chair men of child welfare, will begin next week, starting at Port Gibson and carried on r>y the community ehair men in each district throughout the -mth The.report is to be sent to the state chairman by Oct. 1st. Let every department chairman get her committee to work and report to "stiÄnfteÄv chairman will still enroll applicants^ for the Nurses' Student Reserves - Those y & ung women who cap ®nioll Lir this work are urged by the government to render this patriotic service , The registration ftr fce Negro gtu dent Nurse month. Mrs. McGehfe *iU send Sally Green to this county to take charge ?f the registration, Ad also for reg Oration in canttin&, and ReJ Cross work. _ ; BEGINsTeW MAIL ROUTE. I . , . i Martin E. Davis has secured the rural mail route which begins at tison and embraces a Portion on Jeff erson county, making his first trip Monday. The route begins at Patti- i | son, run* southeast hv Young & Jones' store to Violet, McBride and . Violet and.returns to j Î Mr. Dans sold his barbershop in 1 Port Gibson to accept this place. j I : j j j ! j ! ... Ilc ., DCTU , CCII ALL MtN HETWEEN 10 AND 45 | ! New j ! The new draft bill, as agreed on by both branches of Congress, has i been signed by the president, and the ' . . , ' . re Sistration of all men between the ages of 18 and 45 years will take place on Sept. 12. On that day every man between those ages, who has not j REGISTRATION HELD SEPTEMBER 12 Draft Supposed to Total 12, 778,758 Men Subject to Military Service. Mississippi Supposed' to Supply 185,715. already registered, will have to go to the voting place of his district and sign up for military duty, to be called when needed. While plans have not been completed, the War Department has given out the following: "It is estimated that at least 12, 778,768 men will register this time, compared with nearly 10,000,000 on the first registration from 21 to 31 on June 5, 1917. Of those who en roll now it is -estimated that 2,300, 000 will be called for military service in general, probably two-thirds of the number coming from among the 3,500,000 or more between the ages of 18 and 21. "General March has said all regis trants called into the army will be in France before June 30, swelling the American expeditionary force to more than four million men expected and they are to win the war in 1919. The last to be called will be the youths in their eighteenth year, but those of that age who desire and have the necessary qualifications may be in ducted into service on October 1, for special technical or vocational train ihg. "Registration this time will be con ducted as heretofore by the local draft boards. All federal, state, county and municipal officers are called upon to aid the boards in their work to preserve order and to round up slackers. All registrants will be classified as quickly as possible under the questionnaire system and a draw ing will be held at the capitol to fix the order of registrants in their re spective classes. "The provost marshal general's esti mate today places the number of men under 21 now in the army at about 245,000 and the number of those from 32 to 45 at 166,000. PLANNING FOURTH $6,000,000,000 Dollars to Be Raised, Beginning Sept. 28. R. D. Gage Chairman for Claiborne. Plans are being formulated for the launching of the Fourth Liberty Loan campaign on Sept. 28. $G,000,000,000 is to be raised in the new drive, and each county will be assessed, prob ably, acording to its banking totals, as was done in previous campaigns. Judge R. D. Gage, who served in that capacity before, has been ap pointed chairman for Claiborne coun ty. He will, no doubt, soon begin to appoint his assistants and organize his forces for a vigorous campaign. Claiborne went "over the top" all former campaigns—Liberty Lo Red Cross and War Stamps—and we are not going to "fall down" this time. While bonds are not restricted to any certain amount that a person may own, therefore are supposed to be subscribed .... ans for mainly by people some means, everybody is expected to do his or her duty, and help make the drive a complete success. of BARGES AND TOWBOATS FOR MISSISSIPPI RIVER The following dispatch confirms the purpose of the government to make the Mississippi river a means of help ing to relieve the' railroad congestion which was such a serious problem last winter : Washington, Aug. 30.—Purchase by the railroad administration of nine baroes, two towboats and warehouse facilities at East St. Louis, belonging to the Kansas City Missouri Hiver Navigation Company and operation of the barges and boats on the lowerMis sissippi, was approved today by Direc tor General McAdoo. This transaction was authorized to provide further equipment for the transportation operated by the rail road administration from St. Louis to New Orleans on the Mississippi river. The equipment purchases heretofore used on the Missouri river between Kansas City and St. Louis will be added to the fleet of boats operating under the direction of M. J. Sanders, the railroad administration's manager for the Mississippi and Black War rior River transportation prospects. Ckman Doyle, he British writer, in ; s j s ts that Germany must suffer some I of the devastation of war which it has i visited on Frace and Belgium. He be |, gveg that when the German mjIl . tary power finds that it can no long atay the „„.rushing allied forces J * ... Tr i J t WI H want to make peace before Hun territory feels the destructive hand . 0 f war; but he is unwilling that peaee j be declared until the Allies have in . , . _ „ j marched to Berlin. He says: WANTS GENMANY TO FEEL DE VASTATION FRANCE EXPERIENCE "The war will change very suddenly from the appearance of a close, drawn conflict to an absolute German sur render. Bearing this in mind we must insist upon three absolutely essential conditions to a satisfactory peace. "The first is that Germany shall be invaded. Too long she has been led to suppose she is inviolate. This de lusion must be shattered. "Second, Berlin must be occupied and the treaty of peace signed in the very hall wherein jvas hatched the plot for war. "Third and most important of all, Germany must pay the last penny of expense her outrageous conflict has cost the Allies. "This is both good policy and just ice. Germany then cannot prepare another war and while she has such a debt she will not need an army or navy. In 1916 she planned to exact four thousand millions from France alone. The German revolution could only result in bringing the social dem ocrats to the top. These people, save a small minority, have in tne main sustained Germany's attacks on her neighbors just as the Pan-Americans have done. We owe them no con sideration. "Whoever rules Germany in the fu ture will inherit the fruit of her crim inal conspiracy against the world." EFFECT OF THE WAR The belief is pretty general that the violent gun-fire on the battle fields of France has had much to do with the drouth which has so serious ly affected this country the past two years, but according to the following issued by the U. S. Weather Bureau, there is no reason for this belief: "There is nothing in it," the United States weather Bureau announced to day in reply to repeated inquiries as to whether the war affects rainfall or any other weather conditions. The popular belief that concussions, explosions and the liberation of gases in the European conflict is having an effect on the weather, not only over the battlefields, but elsewhere on the globe, is only a fancy, said the weath er specialists. COTTON YIELD NOT PROMISING. Rust and other numerous troubles to which cotton is heir have greatly affected the yield. What at one time promised to be an unusually good crop of cotton is anything but promising now. Rust or the red spider has killed the stalk, and much cotton has prematurely opened. In many fields there is not a leaf on the stalks, and practically every boll is open. A number of planters think the Reveil le's estimate of 8,000 bales for Clai borne county is too high, that we will not exceed the crop of last year .which was something over 6,000 bales. NEW FLOUR ORDER. To the Merchants of Claiborne Coun The rule limiting the sale of flour to six pounds per person per month has been recinded and merchants sell in reasonable quantities provided one pound of substitutes is bought with every four pounds of flour. No more sugar for canning poses must be sold until the O. the County Food Administrator has been placed on the affidavit. Mr. H. D. Brownlee will O. K. these permits for me during my absence this week. ON, Co. Food Admin. may ur l • ■1 J. W. PER WANT COURT PERTERMITTED. The Board of Supervisors, at its meeting this week, made a strong ilea that Judge Brien pretermit the September term of court, Several good reasons are given for the re quest: the financial condition of the county; the busy season and scarcity of labor; the government registration, which will require much of the time of the county officiais, and the fact that none of the business to come be fore the term is too important to be continued. COLLEGE OPENING. The Port Gibson Female College opened yesterday with an' unusally large attendance, in fact it was the most auspicious opening the institu had in many years. All of the teachers are here and everything is ready for a most prosperous ses sion. The opening sermon will be preach ed next Sunday morning at eleven o'clock at the Methodist church by Rev. J. W. Chambers. tion has HILL—SMITH. Mrs. Carrie L. Hill and Rev. James Fork, o'clock . S. Lewis who M. Smith, both of Rolling were married last night at 8 at the home of Rev. OBB H officiated.—Vicksburg Herald, 3rd, Mr. Smith is well known jn this county, where he h» s preached many tiiqes, He attended school here two sessions in Port Gibson Female Col His friends will be glad to learn lege, of his marriage. GOVERNMENT MAN NOT COMING The Department of Agriculture has notified Mr. W. C. Guthrie, head of the farmers' cotton organization, that it will not be possible to have a cot ton expert here this season. How ever, the Department promises an ex pert for next season. A cotton grader will be sent to Greenville, but this will be the only one in this section. PAINFUL ACCIDENT. Last Friday while driving a wagon loaded with corn over a rough field, Mr. W. R. Smith was painfully in jured when the wagon was overturned and fell upon him. Mr. Henry Haw kins was with Mr. Smith when the ac cident occurred, and he, too, was slightly injured. Mr. Smith's collar bone was broken and he was other wise injured. He is confined to his bed, and it will be some time before he will be able to return to his work. Born, Aug. 19, to Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hudson, a daughter. 50 MEN CALLED INTO SERVICE 10 WHITES AND 40 COLORED TROOPERS 9 Whites Go to Camp Pike, One to Camp Wheeler. Negroes Go to Camp Shelby. A large number of registered men left this week for military service in three of the training camps. There were fifty all told, 40 colored and 10 whites. The Negroes left Monday, all gonig to Camp Shelby. One of the white men, W. C. Trevilion, went to Camp Wheeler, Ga., the other nine left Tuesday for Camp Pike, Ark. Julius Frazier was in charge of the colored troopers, who arc as follows: Frank Hayes Bazal Flowers Thomas Brown Hannibal W. Breckcnridge, Jr. Robert Walls Sam Blackburn Nat JefferieB Charles Wells Riley. Ellis Ike Allison Howard Thomas Percy Wade Thomas Martin Isiah Whiting Julius Frazier Wilse Gray i Percy Miller Joseph Green Alex Polk , Howard Thomas James McDaniels Amos Cummings Amos Watkins Joe Shoemaker John Major McKinley Reed Myles Jackson Goza Tinsley Sam Sawyer Jonas Washington Charles Wade Jay Dee McClure John Collier Emery McClure Robert Watt cfaib Saul Brandon Albert Garner Henry Coleman The whites who were included in Cox Ellis this call are: Willmore Short Mike B. Trim Howard L. Sanders Daniel E. Westrope Monroe B. Westrope Russell M. Godard Jos. E. Ross Clarence P. Sanders John A. McFatter, Jr. Willie C. Trevilion „ , , . , Has a High Opinion of Chamberlain s "I have a high opinion of Chamber lain's Tablets for biliousness and as a laxative," writes Mrs. C, A. Barnes, "I have never found ... ... . . . . ?, nyt e ln ?v 30 ? lld t i nd plea , 81 ' l ? t to t U8 * My brother has also used these tab lets with satisfactory results." Adv] LAX A and PARAMELS, food lax atives, not drugs. Charleston, III. C E. MORRIS. 7 Peoples Hardware & Produce Co. DAIN VERTICAL LIFT MOWERS DUNHAM LAND ROLLERS JOHN DEERE DISC HARROWS JOHN DEERE SULKY PLOWS JOHN DEERE GRAIN DRILLS MOLASSES MILLS AND PANS JOHN DEERE AND STUDEBAKER WAGONS JOHN DEERE AND STUDEBAKER BUGGIES BUCKS STOVES AND RANGES LEATHER GOODS LEATHER REPAIR DEPARTMENT Peoples Hardware & Produce Co. mm We Are Now Ready to handle for conversion Bonds of the First Liberty Loan, First Liberty Loan Converted and Second Lib erty Loan into Bonds. The only charge will be to cover cost of transportation Mississippi Southern Bank PATTISON Dm whistle of Gilston's gin hat charms that aro musical—cotton is doing itself proud this week. It is still supreme and "vive le roi." Mrs. M. Gilston has returned from a delightful stay in New York, visit ing relatives. One is tempted to siglvfor the dead ly gas, that the Germans are using in the trenches, to overcome with its fumes the mosquitoes, that have come with the rains. Mrs. Montgomery, who has been : caring for her daughter's home in Jackson, while the latter took her convalescence little sons to Gulfport for the sea bathing, is at home this I week. Mrs. Jim Hennington has four stars in her front window to represent her contribution and consecration to our list of heroes in France. Mr. Johnnie McFatter. popular teacher here last season, has "gone with the bravest where duty led, to 1 Camp Pike. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Jordan and their daughter, Marie were visitors in Red Lick this week. , The Junior Red Cross is doing great work, sewing for the French Orphans at the resident of Mrs. Lilian Valen tine. I Mr. Shelby Jefferies is in the city visiting his devoted daughter, Mrs. Mann. Mrs. Henry Dakin is in Natchez s t j,j g wee ij. j I Mr. Caude of Natchez is canvassing our commercial centers this week. A big line of Men' Ready-made Clothes, Serges, Worsted, Palm Beach and Linen. Also a large assortment f Men's Work and Dress Pants, Boyg , Soitg and Knee Pan ; s up to size 20, at the right price. We are exclusive agents for Çahartt's Over alls, Gloves and Working Clothes. David Bock's Department Store. NOTICE OF INTENTION TO ISSUE LOAN WARRANTS. The Board of Supervisors of Clai borne County, Mississippi will at their regular October 1918 meeting of said Board issue Loan Warrants as fol lows to-wit: $6000.00 on General Fund of said County and $5000:00 on Road Fund, each warrant to bo in the sum of $1000.00, to boar interest at the rate of six per cent per annum from date of issuance, to be paid on February 16th, 1919, out of the taxes, to be lithographed or printed in two colors and to be signed by the president and Clerk of the Board; bids for said war rants will be received up to 2 P. M. on the first day of the said October meeting. By order of the Board. . B. H. MORE HEAD, Clerk . NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS. Notice iB hereby given to owners who had concrete s constructed in front of their proper ties in 1910 under the Talbutt & Ort contract and who claim any defects in their sidcwalkB, to present a de tailed statement in writing to the Town Clerk pointing out all defects in such walks and specifying what they expect the Town to do to put the walks in good condition. This must bo attended to on or lie fere September 8rd,1918, or the claims will be barred. Aug. 23, 1918. property fdewalks C. R. WHARTON, Clark. THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI TO JOHN HARRIS: You are commanded to appear be fore the Chancery Court of Claiborne on the 1st Monday in November, 1918, to defend the suit of Mollis Harris, wherein you are defendant. 28th, August, 1918. B. H. MOREHEAD, Chancery Clerk, "it, By W. Y. nughes, D. C.