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SATURDAY, JAN. 8, 1876. . lasUlUtioi ( Jew Conty C3 clals. Tbe year 1874 will lonj lie re membered by no, through other as sociations than that of the Xstiou's centennial. Cotemporary with it beginning wu the restoration of local self government, of real republican in stlttitlons. OUR O WN rKOPLE now administer the dutiei of every nice in Washington county; and of all the person who have filled our local oOces, really through the force and application of Federal 1 agencies reconstruction, SOT OXE it retained therein. A consummation roost devoutly and profoundly gratifying ! Oureouu ty ii now on direct road to pros perity, and with intelligent legis lation will unrestrictedly derelop its great and superior resources. Our Board of Supervisors met on Monday last, all its members be ing present. (We will publUh a synopsis of its proceediugs uext week). In this connection there is a just tribute which it is our duty and our pleasure to pay. We refer to the untiring, eelf-saerillcing tod intelligent service rendered by Captain R. G. Sims, as member of the out-going Board of Supervi sors. He has during the pa two years discharged the onere-st few . tions of this oSee, attended Vr most disagreeable ami.J2iii; his performance cf xUi-im mwu ed by a single fsilare in mmi a 1 meeting, aai icr.nz 12 wniik flim lie Senatorial Question Settled. Tks Hia. Mr. Lamar Bsnusstsi. The Democratic members of the Legislature in cr.ueus unanimous ly notnluated Col. Lamar for U. S. Senator. This is just as it should be. We bare nercr doubted that this would be the resuU, when the PEOPLE took up the issue, Though this termination of it is unnalhe less (ratifying. The elec tion occurs on Tuesday the 18th fast. OFFICE OF CHIEF Et!lXft A Washington siieclal to she X O. Times makes the following rev elations: Government agont scut by the lit part incut of Justice to investi gate the late election in Mississippi hare returned aud made their re port yesterday. They state that although then was intimiiiatioo tliat the Ames government was so corrupt nud worthless that the people eonld not longer en-lure it The report will not be printed by the Attorney General, m the Pres ident believes It would hurt the Republican party more than the Democrats. Oae of the apmtt, on for BoLIVAB. WaSIUNUTO-X ASD Is- SAQCEXA. Gkkexville, Jan. 7th, leTS. Cou W. G. Mvers, President of Board of Levee Comnussiouers : Sie: This meeting of roar Board be ins the termination of my connec tion with it in the capacity of your t hief fciiinueer. it is due mat 1 should make to you a full report of matters in my department tlunug the two rears that 1 have had the honor to' have charge of thetn. In takius? chanr of your district 1 felt assured that from the length of mo that bad elapsed since tbe coiniwncenieut of the recoutruc- ...j .l i . ml ib ! entire levee region vonr Board, that ( would find your Mi.pPt ""rffiB" Ir eretin x-rr uesHv nerfrel. letUUJTS of thtS jear. grauues der the rejrular inspector system. On taking chsrjfe of your lis trict I found prices at what I thought and was correct, a very exorbitant figure fur embank ment aud muck ditrh, and in look in" over your estimate books be came satUfied that it could be cor rected. The list of contractors for years comprised a few .nnie. the lettiujr ot 187 I xti-itnmliHt ntensivelv with con tractors north and south, resulting in over one uuodreU.ii.i anu too work let t average of 1 5-4 cents cash, againit 25 1-2 to SJ cents tlie previous year, and in the year W75 the letting reduced to from 14 5-4 to IS cent s. Competition has pro duced this result. 1 ne contractor, u.t r made a fair profit, the district has been saveU a large ex- .i;.., .n.t seneral reduction in prices for earthwork has result i -r.tir levee reirion of tbe levee system very nearly perreci. , r , in repair and construction. ing charge as I did near the middle of January, is., i nan uarciy time to make a tonr of inspection orer the district before the hia water of that year caste a&rsiast vonr levees and recret to stale that the waits of the rrewnre of . . the water snowed me the imper fection of vr system. Bolivar bend, epecisi!r in the vicinity of Lake Bolivar ladiu IwttH-a is tfeeekl head f Lake Bolivar) has heew cosiMvWreJ hr all writers on li.lm-tat lul taw-a! IaJ tbeRer-Wicanpamthe rn.&J. espesialiy l;a.le,i t. a rei i jtrUas i White rivers, the upon which be could afc8y Welis jsvnt tt r tr tils diMrict. action, after &enhi the it atiKr.ue : ANKt. H .? . . .r. . v ..v- . . ' rf v " axi IWwstMkw Vet 1 ti in M;it'i. a3 yrS-1 -w-.. i $:'.V.AW aroui ent tktt i wt J a vatm ii His- uos SA-a-Ltr. aX tkr jiArtanaW iiMT.ia ke hMits sv- the 3a- rS t tw nfcirsw waioe of ocranr juirrv, i a SM-inpd proatctioa levee of j JV. aVfifuoS wrrfWwili&iM f m Antnt ktf'sH not Trr iasaJfici- - iw mi osA. Taut attnoiitrn rluutv i Uiil uUI'illll-4 X JiUJiMii -s- " - . ; e?- " - l ' . , ..... , . i wuw i iifc v''yCTQ","'al-"" j your aiwuuwa w u vuw--s iww Hsi-:nt u-a, as . ,,64 wumaLsoon ' uitioa ot your IttveVs. I know very '' I T-iaedaadta result vaiiias! well tlutt the Uuani.'esof yourBoaru 5f ttertl ciflf )!. 'St : ui)u oMrdow By wr on!-r 1 have bwen extremely liuiitel ow- n u noo-puyittua i ...-K K been accomplish ed bv vour Board for the benefit of j the taxpavere thai tae repiw-ns. Few at the first glauce Pl,'f" the rain. Three years ao 100.OW euMe varus ot nn nvw the same $15Ak Taking the difference in gold and enrreney, cheaper than before the war. Satided that tha system of con st met ion nsed for several years Pt was CtuSiv at regards to base u.1 rro. with vour enaone- m,t 1 ht built all of wv levees on an increased system of slope, nsia and I to 1, except this fall. s... i. the limited resour- " . 1 .11 res ex your uoara ana me j;tA2k of tur work from tt river, 1 have -reduced slopes to 1 to 1. except where the iov exceevit 1J feet in height, when the slopes are 7 to 1, 8 foot lit mv reporUwhieh I have made 4-nu. wii Jiit jooe aiits-s. wao . jiu jae way, followed in three on everc ccasi(OL w iih na mtirt .l. uti. wwmmi ir.Mi JtM ' haul i'Ju t se atW the lltish-i i who appeedat. tk. , T snn4n, b TS tStf. vot St? K a )outaa iLtf Cquua S.n na 1icih!uu a 5k H;!?! vU.r in wurridoittj. Scieu. in your Uueof defense. All La 34, MiZ unAerKJutl due we itunm. Ax sntmc b :tidirCie ' wnica I had warned yon were in of your le'vee more or less need 1tw im Mtw,H ti.i.-h i.' -, n i ?x -s.r '' m optittoa ixisiUfiVteus to rit reDair.whHf.wurto the leveesin . . 7 ... . fmr tlirh l!fr M nnali.ri.i. tri:.u hi QaWH. maUV of them are in no immediate danger. Front tlui iiushpukana down all are warn below grade by public travel upon them. Many are so uiucli perforated with crayfish holes as to be dangcroos, and a Urge number that are exposed to the action of the wavesduring high water, are very much damaged thenar and of course are danger ous, those .that are worn down thould bo raised, those affected with crayfish holes', should have them cut out, by ditching on tho front slope and those allected by waves should bo protected by breakwaters. All or theso points havo been noticed iu my former re port n, but I do not think it out ol place to recall thoin, as well as thoso levees that are not of suffici ent siio to resist tho water that must come asainst them. Com mencimr with tho upper end of your district, the levees just below Australia ueed cutting, for-rcry dangorous crayfish holen. At Car son's luttding, about 8000 feet of breakwater is needed from these to Kh-L'i many erayftsh holes uood cuttlug out.1 tAt Kirk's the levee is built on a scale ot 6 to 1 with very eliirffij a wi : sn iliu Ik & sih- JiUpi t Sltt toil HjnCxf TSO- sTufle nr Uar jmnjiit it Wuxliatpja Trupt 4. sr fftsf la f day eytli Cooi and riushpukana wniitw, iiv si anmihuins) tamo ia.-iU!t? &i8 hhj enrtua ervos and at shcrt iaterril bv the thsa iu MaitasninB a,B uan w -It 3 tnirf san.cs, ' STL 1 . . . tuns verv eositT were iulu. la 00- mtSaiant aunnuw wa,rAi.iiiuaadom- to my judgment. t close 5hnJr jirromrrj-, k-jmiiioseajaraaVr mail anl tMUr-fux LskelBolivar crevasse, and re- m.R Unurfl, r r r-: mo i srW'wa-ttwste Jtnlrvar, TbkVui.ii. jmi w;M.fcsjlta nearty tfiunia motnruM. m ihriir Jusuwrr j wc? 'a' mmCnfc .lwfi liiw MLmnil''l Sir etSr-- I ealied the e-r tr tibf osamnc tm vxthrs. Ami s Anoey-rtne- the eilr(tki was in I tlie twaS cniinresBtt(?wi:h iJiereeat rosanuitted political rksagn. In Washington, 8. W. Ferguson and aierrilt Williams were elected ; in Issaquena, Tho. W. Hays and W. l-i Brown; in Bolivar; Colonel Hudson and V. M. Libby. Mr. Idbby is the only Republlrau 011 the ticket, aud lie actively opposod the regular carpet-bag ticket at the lato election. All of the others are among our beet and most highly trusted citizens. A Sacked Ditty. A commis sion of which Gov. Kemper is chairman, is charged with tho duly of orcctiug an Equestrian Statue to Gen. Lee, in Richmond. It is pro posed to take up a contribution throughout tho South, on tho 10th of Jan., the birthday day of Gen. Leo, and it is hoped that on earn est effort may be made on that day to do houor to our great Captain. Can our town not aid In tho con summation of this object? Tho commissioners havo requested Gen. Hampton to act for them in tliis matter and he will receive and forward any contributions. Mails. Since tho rise in the river set iu wo have received our malls with tolerable regularity. A petition has generally boon signed here asking the postal au thorities to award tho mail con tract upon this soction of the river to the Memphis and Yicksbttrg "Cheek lino." We hope tho object of the request is pratlcable and will bo attained; that we may be relieved of the annual imposition inflicted upon us by a Hue of boats that arc frozen np each winter. Though wo havo evidence that the authorities aro making tho Anchor line observe tho obligations of its contract somewhat more than is its wont.' A letter has been shown to us from Mr. Scudder, President of the Anchor lino, exprcsslug much reget at tho auuoyanccs to which we havo been subjected. And he has adopted itch provisions as will prevent tneir recurrence; having placed tho Sto. Geneviovo and tho Idle wild in a trade from Memphis to Vicksburg, during the low water season. feaarfi af Im r-"niiiinni This body 'mot oh Friday last, ana gcuerally placed its affairs in sucn condition as to turu over tho corporation to its successors.- We will publish synopsis of its ceodings noxt week. We print in full Chief Engineer Vernon's regular report; which will bo found to contain much valunblo and interesting informa tion. - . pro- uii asked htm if it was the daty of tie army of the United tales to parade aronni through Mississippi for the purpose of keeping a lot of fellows In office who, in a majority of Instances, were unlit for offico. This opened up a line of thought to tho detect ivethat ho had not previously ex plored." We publish tho following with much gratification. Simply stating that our mention of an apparent temporary cessation in tho build ing of the telegraph, was npon in formation of citizens of Mayors- villc; who ought to have been better posted: . Siopwitii, Jan. 7tb, 1876. Capt.McXellyt' Dkar Sin Wo havo decidedly been misinformed about the line of telegraph, for the hands havo nl- rottdy passed tins point, and poles are set some distance bet weeu hero and the foot of Lako Washington. The men are engaged to-day in stringing tho wire Itetwcen here and Mnyersville. When yon were at Mayeasvillc, the line had already reached llomochitto. Roads are very bad from here to Bryants, but north of there all O K for the work. Yours, etc., G. II. Brioob. Thcro came near being a jail de livery one night last week. Owing to Judgo Shackelford's deliberate flagrant abandonment of this coun ty since it was rescued from the thieves whom ho has shielded from the law for years past, the jail has becomo literally crammed. Among its othor contents there is an Item of six murderers ; a pleasant add! tion this would have been to our population, but for tho vigilance of Sheriff W. E. Hunt and his Deputy, Major Helon. . We have had no Circuit Court since last April. . j Triple TwIb Cottoi, This is the name of a new and most superior variety of cotton now being exhibited in Greenville by Mr. F. II. Hodges 5 who is agent for the sale of the seed In Wash ington, Bolivar aud Coahoma coun ties. , k Correction. Two weeks since we published, upon specific information, a story of certain outrages committed by escaped convict". ' Sinco then Messrs. French and Jobes havo carefully investigated tho matter, and havo submitted to us there suit thereof. From which we are satisfied that tho statement we published of a negro woman on Door Crock being roped was not true. th n? from 3M to 1900 feet and washing a hole (. feettleep and 300 in diameter. This has in many years experience, been the result of any attempt to dose breaks where the water passed through with such depth aud velocity. The question arises, what was tbe cause of these breaks? The answer is very npparcut. Waut of bulk of earth to resist tho amount of water that must necessarily come against theso levees. In all of your levees constructed in tho last few years previous to my charge; there was a great deficiency in rogard to s!m. Most of thorn were constructed up on 9 to 1 aud 2 to 1 baso, and from 3 to 6 feet crown and these dimen sions were preserved without ref erence to the height. Levees ex ceeding 10 feet having only tho samo stupes as thoso off to 6. Es pecially was this weakness shown at Lako Bolivar. To protect tho work on tho original line tho lake, a protection levee was thrown up in 1669 or '70, a largo portion ot the way without a muck ditch aud altogether without surface brouklng. The failure to ouita me icvee across tho lako loft this as tho ouly protection to coun trya mere bank barely 8 to 1 slopes. This in 1871 yielded to the pressure of water, and during the winter of 1871 mid '72 was enlarg ed, how much I do not know, but a measurement of a cross section of an end of the levee after the cre vasse snowea- 4a.o:io feet base to 11.1:10 height. The crevnsso of 1874 showed its insufficiency. I have alluded thus fullv to thMM n attar. ,J . 1 . .l0 Jour "rtI n my self, both haviug boon severely re- nocteu on, tor the unfortunate dis asters or the snrlmr of 1874. I had as your officer to tako charge of jvm. leTvur., jus. at tno Dcginnlng of one of the highest waters ever known and with a treasury empty except as to what was duo for work let before my term of office commenced. Soon after taktnir vuaiKu, eveu ocioreiiign WBtor, callud your attention in tvhnt 1 thought a great deficiency iu your organization in regard to the pow ers of your Inspectors. As your law stands, inspectors once appoln- icu ami not removed by the Board, are all powerful, and can expond whatever they choose during lilgh nwr, wunoui any chock upon them or any control as regards the method or necessity of said ex- penuuuro. This was most fully demonstrated In the year 187. and resulted most iiiu.iv,n.iv c. finances of your districts-costing Si .vcrj ,8r8e mouut for ?.L ..ier espouses, over which neither the Piw.innt nt n...i or its Chief Engineer had any con trol. 1 do not mean to reflect up on any inspector of levees, for I am satisfied that each gontlcmnn capacity did honestly to the . " anowieoge una aullitv, but 1 simply attack the system as a very fault v . Wo-i. .ni Wo have had lino cotton niclTinir weather for ttepatt tcu days. ' y lUflucnced by the danger of his locality and governed by Ids fears, expends money like water to pro tect that locality, unawaro of how much his neighbor Inspector is pending and totnllv ignorant of the enormous mass of Indebtedness that Is leaping up for your Board tb carry. Were this system con trolled by a managing bead with movable labor forces, an immense reduction of the expenses of your levee system would result. This was evidenced in the three remark able waters of tho past spring and summer, whero yourEngfueer used movablo forces, controlled from one point; continnousas theso wa fers were, your expenses wcro tri vial compared to those of 1871 tin- narrow crown, (cannot now bo de termined as to original size) and being built of black loam tho levee has washed down to a dangerous sizo. This needs enlanrintr and a breakwater to make it safe. From tbero to Florcyvillo tho levees aro good. At that point and t hence to Beulali the sl.e and height of tho levees arc insufficient. This is es pecially the case at Florevville whore the levees are not only too low but too small. I think they were originally built with a crown or not more than 0 feet and over this the water of 1874 ran even where not worn down by travel. This was tho case where the water stood 10 feet deep, and this levee has been built since 1867. Wore the Arkansas levees up, what would this levee be worth as a protection? At (Ion I'l.oa fln..W. . - uw. vn v 1 a. .awuH breakwater is under course of con struction, but the levee for a mile below needs raising. Vermillou lake levee for its entire length and thence at intervals to Bolivar lan- fdlng needs cutting! for crayfish holes. I consider the vermilion lako levee tho most unsafe one in your cutiro district, and can only be remodied by cutting out the crayfish holes. This process Is fullv noticed in my report of October 12th. Connolly and Newman levees on Catfish point need repair ing very much ; from thence to Stop landing the condition is fair. iroiu uicnce to w UKinson'i the lovec aro worn and need about 1 mile of breakwater, thence to Bolivar and Washington line the levees are fair, except in frout of Port Anderson and lust tminw owing to the rapid caving of the bnuk. On tho Greenwood and Dan iels places aud upper Utopia, a considerable amount of new levee is needed this will have to bo built from about half way the Green wood plantation to station 24 of unpiftin uurae s work, embracing about 76,000 cubic yards. Should the Board desire to build it, Mr J. B. Uoid, contractor on other works, nas onercd to no tho work for la cents per ciiblo rard, in a uiu mime iu your ioara uctober 12th. Miller's bend is continuous ly caving anu wmsoou need aeon siderablo amount of work below the recent work on the Shadvside levee; thence to Greenville levees good. Huutington loveo being tlie iny roau uown tne river from Greenville, is excessively and is one of the most important iu-w in j our iusirict,as it crosses many heavy drain sloughs from jne river anu protects more of wasnington county than any levee in it ; from thonce to Egg point tho levees aro fair except at points on Lako Lee, whero breakwaters jro needed. At Stringer's lako, Refuge plocc,ncw levee ls3ocated and will be commenced hi 0 few dnys by the contraetor The river is caving so rapidlr on the Long wood f.ont that in a short time a new levee will be required. I have been afraid to put much repairs on it, owing 10 Us liability to cave oft", but it needs" it very much as it al ways was too small in base and erovn. On the Harvey Miller front msur cravfish holes exist ot considerable magnitude; theuce to Skipwith's levees fair,at that point on the levee of 1874 a breakwater is needed and tbe old levee is dan- irerously worn down, bj imi in larwe shinniuf Doint Thence to Mayers ville levees need renair and rrarfish holes cut out. Below to Clover Hill a breakwater is imperative, as the levee is seri onsly damaged by waves; thence o Ben Lomond, levees fair except at a point within a mile below Clover 1 1 1 1 . . n V ........ .1 a mi. ai on unauwi aim i has been built, but an unusually rapid cave has brought the river In within 150 feet Of the lower cnu. This necessarilv will have to be built durinar the ensuing winter and spring to protect tnai country from inundation. . The remit of the enterprise or a few citizens of the lower eud of Is- aanneua durlnir the recent summer overflow, developed the fact that with a very small expenditure 01 money a. large area 01 country was protected ana many mouauu of dollars worth Of cot- tost was saved thereby. This wu Ion- at Christmas break, and I would recommend that your Board apply to the Legislature ror antno ntr to nermanentir protect that valuable section, which can be doue at a very small cost. After making my preliminary examina tion of your line of protection, up on assuming mv oace, 1 oecanie satisfied that for the thorough pro tection or tnis district, yonr uoara must needs have authority to build a levee beyond the Hushpukana. There is a large portion of Coahoma, that we necessarily have, to occupy and protect, to rross the Hushpukana, the closure of which is indispensa ble to nos,t of Bolivar, and a con siderable portion of east Washing, ion and Issaqueua the entire Bosrao Phalia and lower Deer Creek being liable to overflow. Crossing the Hushpukana alone toes not however protect these counties, The , water through Lewis' swamn iiottrinir around Totton ridge gradually fills up the upper portion of Bolivar and low er Boguo .and backs against the levees even tmny miles nciow. This attracted my attention and 1 was so much impressed with the necessity of a correction that I thoroughly investigated the mat ter to cmiDio mo to arrive at a cor rective. I'nlortunately for tho dis trict, we aro subject to our worst waters from the area occupied by district No, 1, and they having no connection with our' sys tem, and being financially unable 1 k ...... .. n .l.t. 1A l.t W.VVI Up HIVII VHU.U.TO .v. gap in tho lino that I have before alluded to. A large portion of Coa- noma paying uxes to tnai c .let aro either unprotected by then or protected by your levoes. They are necessarily dsisatisfied with this state of affairs and are auxlous to be annexed to yonr jurisdiction, to protect themselves ana help iy paying taxes, to pro tect tno mrgo portion 01 tne ais trlct, before alluded to as affected by this water going around Totteu Ridge. I recommended to yonr Board early in 1874 to get some jurisdiction to enoblo them to close out tbe water, and, after Investi gation, found that it could be done easily within the north line of township 27, in Coahoma, protect lug this district from any water that may cotno from any break iu district No. 1. This can only be done by legislative enactment, and tho work at present rates would be of oomparatlvely small cost. Through tho kindness of Capt. J. A. Porter,' Civil Engineer. X have boon furpishod with fle!i notes and map of surveys made ofa line that will entirely cut off this wator starting at tho eud of the Richardson private levee and run ning tip to Harris' bayou (crossing it). The result of Caps. Porter's notes are as follows : Levee of slopes of 7 tol; 8 foot crown ; 164,168 cubic yards. Levee of slopes of 6 tol, 6 foot crown; 146,775. This .can be done readily at an ex pence of not exceeding 18 cents per cubio yard, and would assure protection to and enhance the value of a large section of country. Of tno levoes, as let by yonr Board this fall, several are under process of construction, and tho remainder will be iu a few days. Mr. Rcid, your contractor, is pro- f rcssin g rapidly on the Decsou and (obcrtsou levees, but after con sulting with yon, I did not hurry him with the others, as I fear from non-payment of taxes, that the Board will not have fuuds even to meet his first estimate. Doeson and Robertsons levees ure, as stated, well under way. The Dennis levee, from recent caving, must necessarily bo extendod to 40,000 cubic yards. Knowing that tunds were scarce, I have not start ed the contractor on it, nor have I laid it off farthor thau station 18.80, which embodies - as much as the approximate preliminary sur vey Indicated. Maps of all these works," explaining location aud connecting levees are on file. My department of your Board being the disbursing one, it is pro per here in the closing of my term of office with you, that I shall give an nccouut of the work done and expenditures thereon. In taking charge, 1 found several works un der way, but only one of any Im portance, tho Argyle lovce. This, owing to the dilatoriness of the contractors, was only finished after having to bnild a protoctlon levee to keep out the water that would have passed through a gap ol 2,600 fuct. The unfortunate conse quences of tlie high water of 1874 caused a great deal of work that could not have been anticipated. Tho first of these levees wcro let for cash and paid for, but owing to tho iinpccntiioslty of the Board much work that became necessary during tho past winter and spring had to bo done 011 rrcdlt, and at a Gruaa ' MahaiBS.ss. wood Tard IfewJ cable ysKb.M ccJts.uskaass.ss r-Aku' Iwyoa malrs UOs.S sable yards, Btwi, eakfcxl,SS na pnmn torn atw.a eosse- laras, si KripS, war la-was main I73S.5 eabknrds eat-), rraatita bubs swat sus.t csm Tartu, ah Vm.lX atUWr brad matin ta cable Tarda, sa a4t,tah7tVS jaarua'i uaroa isaaiis ins cbdm yams, s an. kau.M Amrls ktwafistmbto rails, Vesals, cash es.M.ai '"taJsS am MIM 'SMS, stria ' '"lkveno'istsakdis-s. Bsaknakaa. bayoa CTM cable yards. It 5-7 ItobsrSkMviU erarasM IU0S eabieTanU, IS S-S crolt, cash Ut7,81 HDDKvm aorrn iiih igroseauw raras, Nu.term jii,ib - , Hdi ertvaSM & rails varus. IS 3-4. dab 01M1.SS umw mw m euuie jutus. is s-t, com Bolivar landin tiinsssi slTas cable Tsrds.' IS S-4 (tats, caaa9fc4,S Koltrar talafgtmrat IT) .S cable yards, IS 04 ernts, ea.li ar,71 CmbsIIt en ram has enble rards. 18 casta Si tiro rrpatn m aakk Tards, lst-4 eeats eathS,ei Lower Ostfleb neiat tXtM table yards, IS emts.cathSAilTiMl Uollrar reiiau- madwsy ISS eobie Tarda, IS Mcmts,eaaheD,tt liitrhct' nrice than was paid in rah This, while much to bo regretted, was ebiolutelv neccsi?ary. I had unfortunately, nNo to loss part of my already located work (600 feet) at Millers uenu, owing to an un usual and unexpected cave there. Knowing tbe limited resources of your Board and locating wherever possible temporary works, I made a location that 1 considered safe for several rears, and was so con sidered bv tWe interrested in the vicinitv, 'bo( a cave of one day rendered it necessary to build what is known on vonr books as " Mil ler's Bend Extension Levee," one of the largest in' yonr district, owing to its location being iu a cypress swamp. As before stated I have urged re pairs at various point as eminent ly needed, but owing to the im possibility on yonr part to raise the finances, very few have been made. Much suonev has been ex pended in. repairs during high water under tbe Inspector, system, and to little perminent advantage. f or tnis, in my opinion, neuner the Board normrself were respon sible, it waa the result of a faulty syatem Imposed upon you by law and you were powerless. The following are tho levees located and built during mv administra tion, the first of these was built and finished under the order of my predecessor, but takon up by him after I took charge: uuu vr ju ana. VeraUliea lake nta-gad S eabta janl. . 1 .! uicnuauop lor the imb-. and benefit of your tx!2!H the honor to be Jietn. ll,. Very respectfuHy yonr, ... ,cif, Colonel Richard Henry Ls. has been selected to reaJtL claratioa of Inwpejrt opening of the Xatioual Cesl resides at Millwood, twTr tr, Virginia, and U ffjed in the practice ofUw l, " as fanning- operations. r?rj bora In AJexandria, Tlr- 1820, la a aoti of ft. Jenniitss Lee, (, dlrti-T . , 1 ver of thai ti J 1 aanir-- lUcluwineawWrf-;: ary fame. Beta altolkrv Chariet Lee, who wa. aV ingapartof racto,,.," istration susief "LftHor tj Lee," aad consin of r Robert E. Lee. CtloislLa ed the Co&federate servir, Lieuteuaat of kSxtn in r fade, and beirj woutir f wards served as JoaAiV the Second Corps, Army t era TlrjiiU, nx'J tLe el. war, since wklci tj-ls ued his proscioa wla -c. 1 , 7 V I . Hlllera brad AS7M cable yards, 11 S-4 UR.HMI.U aitliers bend extta-loa (W easts rsrds, IS 14 Mta. eah aitaA.SS itilists twud rxtemtoa ISMS coble yards, SS erew.caah aTW. M - l tuiHiMnaeamaeaMcyanu, n esats, strip Viw,ia Ben Lomond IcmsStlS cable yards, 12 eeats JJC VEK8 OP 1873 AKD IS7S, . Robert ma levee a,tH cable yards, IS scats, eaahSit.Mk.U iHCioa Hee v,wa cnole rants, 14 s-t cents lea euue,vi Deanl. lercs ItblSt mbte rnnla. Ueeata. eaakS-jSS.lt C . . , itnv like IsretlTSXIeaUe yards, U eeats Both the Robertson and Dennis levees will bo larger than original ly estimated, as continuous and rapid caving subsequent to the August rise, rendered it necessary to prolong the lines. Robertson's 1 laid out full. Dennis', as before stated, 1 only partially located. leaving it for you to determine the extent of and provide for further locations. As you will observo the declension in the price of construc tion has boon remarkable, and should it continue so, tho ex igences of your district for the fu ture will bo light compared with the post. While I have spoken of as-1 understand it mv dutv to An the repalrsjiooessary, the condi tion of the entire line is now In a greatly improved ono to tho past, uu wiiu proper attention can bo made to redst any, but an extraor dinary water. Had I tho control of the amount of taxes due your Board last, year, I would have now had them almost Invincible, hot trammeled as I was by want of means. I feel that I bava duty to you and your district as far as it was possible for it to be done. Returning thanks to vonr TWwl for its courtesy to me, and to the gratifying manner la which it has Mr. Hozxxt Ewra t Amua rcftxju,, fcy veneon Arcler at e fit ' " lauon. sKSy T?2;e the provisions ofa eert-i In trust execrM tor. Berry ti U J. Eerry kV theusaoftie Crecav:: "A 5Titt7 Aasodatlca. said deed la tro-ifaofr Wasron eonvty, V andatt. c,c if -BookltlCof'tii'V deeds of kU eotttty; l A. D. 157J, at tla Ccr door of the said cocrfy tt V iajtM, expose to t i anctloa to the Lleou: cash, tbafoUowlBjlotcr-landto-wit: Tho e-t c of lot number one, fft ber thirteen of the C"-; aWitlotttottetowaofC jMw an nUiii iy A ,1 deep; b-sli-fboua 1 ci t by lot Ko. 2 cf-i - amo land eonveyei la t of Trust ; and for rtyr : indebtedue-a cf I t t 1 Berry to the add C. ; lag and Earirt AarcL janS'71 ,v, . ' - s. A. B. Flaky. 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