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TIMES. .LjE GREENVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY. MISS.. SATURDAY. JULY 18. 1883. ii i -.!. 04 )M Mi of Mississippi Leybs CoHiissiws. -:o:- en- Ow- Gkee.nville, Miss., Jnly 13th, JSS5. iarJ met pursuant to law, at their office in Greenville at 1 'all the Commissioners except Commissioner Williams, of Ju county. Lretary and xreasnrer presented ana read his report which Ll and referred to the Fiuauee Committee. lief Engineer then submitted and read his report which on I received and ordered tiled. CHIEF ENGINEER'S REPORT. tt.NGISEEK s UEPART-ENT, ) I , . . ...... T .-i I BOAED OF ftlississirri lbub -OMHISSIOXERS, V Gkeenville, Miss., July 13, 1833. feroKES, President ; l have the houor to submit a report of the operations of Lent since January 12th last. I . At..... ninln. ..... .... t .1 I ( ttime mere wcio uuu luiiii.iti iuu in progress several fe, which were specified iu full in my last report aud which Icessary to recapitulate here, lbese works have all b C-eived and paid for with the exception of the line of Voin Hurley's to Sledge's, which is still uufiuished. i r . i.:.. I. Iw. ,.4..;i.i .i.:. .1 .. . low waver wutvu fjio.aucu luio jenr, uivre who uu this work, and the contractor has beeu allowed to take his the 20th cfJanuary.it became evident that the levee be ,-iIIe was about to cave away at en exposed angle in the b Held, and Gen. Ferguson, who had, at my request, kiudly to nil in uiy place wuue 1 was anseni irom headquarters, hoop" or protection levee arouud the exposed place, or rpuiiir force, under A. J. Tieruey, aud completed the work. Sioops have also beau built at the angle of the old Miller's , on the lower side of Carter's Point at a point of the vee about a quarter of a mile above Waxhaw lauding and Point, on the franklin place, These works were consider- U for safety, and were done, two by contract, at 20 cents I the third by a repair force, at about the same fi.nrc. Liars of the names of contractors, and the exact contents ill be found 111 the tabulated statement appcuded to this lnrgem?nt of the levees around the Beulali breaks was tin- ky tne uoveriiment, uui ieu uunnisiieti, on account or the Lf funds. 1 did not carry out the enlargement on the orig- ut only topped the remaining work. The contract was I s White at 25 ecu's. lilies levee, built by L C. Dulaney last year, was found to ; washed by rain that it was unlit to bo sod Jed. I therefore t(r. Dulaney to mako the necessary repairs by day-work, pair forces have been kept steadily at work, Eennir force krCaptaiu C. A. Winter, was, at the date of my last regu- lat work on the Milter's noinl lioveo. 1 mince it was moved roint, for the purpose of building the h.i.! above referred I) completion of this work, the f.iret wn ordijrjd to Lake o.upl te the dressing of the slopes, wal :'i h 1 1 been great- B by rain, and to sod the levee. O 1 tU J u iu;lulo:i of this 1 is cl is i at h tad, tUa force will b 3 di.o nid.j I. force No. 2, under Mr. Ernest Ilynor, Hutched tho work t vas engaged at the date of my last report, the topping of ioni Hushpuckana to Robertsonville. Thence ii was re Australia, where it was employed in topping the new levee, (., nd in revetting the front slopo both of that levee and trtilia levee proper, in front of the town. Next, it was em opping the line from Hurley's to Sledge's, where Mr. Big bail been abandoned 011 account of high water. Then it n Australia and finished the revetment. From Australia, lif the force and a portion of the men, 13 in lumber, were voliertsonville, to serve as a field corps for tho topograph of that vicinity which will be more fully mentioned here- jp rest of the force were discharged. After the completion of ', air. nyner was directed to take a moderate number of Kid the levees lately repaired by the Government, no Pro nig been made by the Government for this purpose. This ut mnsiicd ty tins tune, and the force will bo immediately the experience of this year, it would seem that repair forces iirtielilailv economical wnv of tloini? work, ncitlicr urn tlmv kit. if nronerlv iimnnnpil. VI IPTA HOW trrtf'Lr Warn tn lm f-.i-.i..- Dlaehelor's Bend and the Catfish Point hoops, the cost will' kvorubly with that of work done by contract. On the repair :si appears 10 ue disproportionately great, unpt. winter's iller'g lteild cost about .'18 nenta 11 vurtl 11111I Mr Ileum- mk about 30. It is to be remarked, howevpr. Mint nennnmv first object la either of these cases. I have always felt itaihl nllllllt tint Millar. Ilunil lut-ui, nn minniml nt l ' n lu,. tion and the small number of hands that live immediately iiiiu 011 oeeouni or 1 lie extreme closeness of tho sipo ditch ut-, which is otten not more 1 11:111 five feet from the bnso. 'anon. I wished to keen ttetmlr Fur Ul.ril. tllO wliolp timn Hint Mm rivor vat tm.r i liiientlv directed liant. Winter nut tn hi u 1 11 Vira iittiiihnr flie work being thus mostly done during liiah water time, m njr ioiijt, ,, uie nie wure oirpil Kelt at hunr t(11.,Ug ?i, making progress very slow and diflieult. Mr. Hvner the disadvantage of doing tonninnr. and this ntn timn wlmn lices were so uufavorulilo that tlm ..ni,tru,.tnr i,,.,i in lis work. On the whole. I am not iliH:ilisfl.nl u-iiii tlm dv. I One advantage there certainly is on the side of repair ie work is well and thoroughly done. This especially applies "icukiiik, lining ana lamping muck-ditches and sodding. Fork of ihtlin'f rniia ninl lniii,ii t,,i, tnuunn !.. ,,(.:..,. .., 1 t n iiiiiiuiiauk uiio.b, 111 miiiny Ullb UIIU ayfish holes aud the like, the inferiority of contract work pi.iiioii. in lai, u ongiu 1101 to ue employed hi such cases, f helped. Kortnity with jour directions, immediately after the last ftmg of the Hoard, I organized a party and proceeded to letlp tli.iMn....i. .1 . . ....... j ."iuKu omey 01 me country auout the jtoDertson- I soon perceived that in order to get an intelligent idea HH20 of this riiiintrv. it u-nnl.t ln ..f.ni.o,i .... ..1 f. -"Jf . i, HVVtBOtl'J .U VAbCIlltl illC .f"1-' a,ld 1 "ccordingly included the whole region 'y tile MlSSissilltli Uivnr nil tlia trnut ai,,1 tl, Vll D.ll.n.J t. ana extending from Ash Slough ou the north to the beads uu me nouin. mis survey occupied about Tour w results are exhibited in the map which is herowith pre- prd to the recommendations about to be made for the work ,..... on, 101. nunis m uo nam. some 01 ine ilea in the following list have been usually considered tol- 1 bioou me nooos 01 issa and ISM. BITA llllril,nt.:... ..... I. it rwt r - ...lucnuunuuiy noi periecuy sate. Tiiey are confessed- PlAlllluril kt.nnll. ff t. , . . ... -"kiu. xiiey ueveiop leans during nigu water, '"speeting oflieer is always uneasy about them. If not "U, tlieV rP. DI1V if tl.n,., tl.1,1- ... I.- 1. ! ..I 1 ' " ""J v. vucill, IIHU1C fcU U1CUIV III HUI1IU (tlUwO rvere or prolonged flood. I have estimated tho amouuts lia In?s ,n to Bta1(3ard strength. In case our resources - ,u, cBinnaies may oe reuueeu accordingly. i " 18 stl1' '"g". and it is impossible to predict how and ing may develop itself, at the exposed places, between now 'r. It is not practicable therefore, to make specific lations with regard to Waxhaw, Catfish Point, C. II. )oye (.reeuville or Chotard. Tho estimates in theso cases inr ti "nate for tbe '"''"I'uation of the Board in forming w t ie year, aud are subject to modification when definite fork r I- V' view 01 nnccrtaiuty, it is recommended "iK ot which a schedule is given be not advertised at this ill Lv ?uthority be K'ven to advertise the same after low uve given opportunity for precise locations and estimates. MTtMATR ntr n-ntiic -rrt tii. f.ivu luu-. it n.'i-,0I9"corilia' enlargement, " ' lw I Hoop to Victoria, ! . . w Levee, . . '. . . . " Breaks, enlargement, . . . "''mi Lake, . eky Levee, . ... h Polut Hoop,. . ... Bend, enlargement, . . 11 Wa8llgton line, enlargement, "'W'dargement, . . ! Smith Levee rooK'-'-nt, 1 , Ibirleigi, and Ingomar, enlargement, ; protection Levee, . . . '. winl i'"nR aud ''rgeraent, "wick Levee, 17,000 80,000 100,000 5,000 30,000 12,000 00,000 10,000 22,000 10,000 18,000 7,500 17,000 5,000 3,000 ' 10,000 4,000 30,000 110,000 22 cents, will reqniro f 121,110. 550,500 Should this Board come to an understanding with the Levee Board of the L'pper District with regard to the building of the Bob ertsouville Levee, we will require an additional sum, which cannot be precisely ascertained until the river has gone dowu, but which may be placed approximately at $25,000. This sum added to that just estimated will amount to 140,110, a sum which may be fairly met, it is believed, with our ordinary re sources. Should it become necessary, a temporary location, instead of a permanent one, may be made ou Catfish Point, and if it is found that the falliug water develops no further caving at Waxhaw, that work might perhaps be postponed another year. A tabular statement is hereto annexed of the work done from January 12th, 1885, to date. 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Statement of ?1 mount Still Due on Unfinished Contract. Nunieof t.-vw. Ntim iLonlruciur Unrlt'v Meiljfvv -l.i-tul.ic YnnU H.,r. V.Ul "ml; 2" iTotalfo-rt. I K IliKKlll' I lK.KHI 1 4K,II mi lti;.MAK. Contractor now nt wurk. TREASURER'S REPORT. Office of ") Tub Board of Mississim Lkvek Commihsionehs, Greenville, Miss., July 13, 1883. ) Col. Jas. F. Stokes, President : 8m I have the honor to' submit the following report of Cash Receipts and Disbursements from April 18th to July 1, 1885: BulniiM C h U-il tUttmtirt $ 10,407 M CASH KECEIPTS. Levee Construction Tax 188.1 ,5 Mills on Realty aud Personalty). lty M Krnm U V ("colt, Hieiin lloliTur cuuulr, bnlmict hU eullarllnm IM 61 t.rvit Con.trnrtlun Tm IW4 Mnilll on nralt) n ml irnnltr) II, Ut 07 l)c!liiHui l.tiC"iMlnirlloiitjiti iKtU, IwJ, Iwi, Icxl, im wi m Repair lorce Io. 1. Ortrrhiirin In hill retiirorit hy II A N Wlluilnikl 4 00 Dwken 'ii..u. cullwtsil by C A Y innc t9W MIHI Repair Force No. 2. from tnlr of blankcu nmt tnlmcoo ..: M Kl Cotton Tax 1884 (H 00 per Bale). Mnr 1 from C W Dudlrr. I'ollarior. Mimrt Xu. lit 1 1 .M m Jui.J0 . . . J( 1.M4W I, Ml M l'.xpense Account. May I From H W Moort, for old letter prvin I B0 T.jlnl , l7,tttM DISBURSEMENTS. No. el Voncheri Repair Force No. 1. April it Vurnion Urot, hill of mmpllKo ... MM 23 II J lwn F?npi.nn, wrtlcwi pjvlng oil...... 12 o0 24 14 rT riill April It mi M 34 15 C A Winttr, invuf Aonipri nnrl kltt-htn outfit I.T4 00 May 1 14 Brown A Archer, hill of tilpplic tin IU 1 n II K Wellmorr, hill uf nndiiM 11 6S 4 lj Pay roll April m IM Ml 4 n Vnnrins Hi-oi, nupplv bills IM II 11 41 Merchiinta Whrt-hnat, fmht hill Sow 14 4o Sum Ikiioaa, linnling tent Vt 15 4rt Mcri'luititR Wharf-himt, frrlxhi hills ami panugt of (lti'kr..,. SS W In 49 Mm Mnnifiilil, rnt of atort room too 19 (Hi J I) Farnnann, carrying r.it to C A Wlntar m n tl Par roll May 19 " 40 1 4.1 Wrli. A li'ihl.tein, bill of luppliea 130 91 W 61 V.irmim llnw, 4u m Juno 4 7!t Pav roll for May 17" 7S 4 7 II t WHIirrlwt, hill of hiriltrar ft 75 tl M Viirmni lirm, jnippllr. ,, S't 79 24 W ! ti VanuM, hlark.mllh lull 16 7 M Ml Brown Arrlitr. hill or .ui'jiliea 94 91) ifi 100 crclmuU IVhair-bont, fiaigut and chargm, 7 40 la lot 17 so 111 Pay roll for Jout 1,075 4,47 67 Repair Force No. 2. ADril 11 T Balanra on pay roll wrtk curling Mkitii II, I 40 W II 6 E llrnar, Mrticw to April 10 Krt On It Miii'lrr bills 33 W Mar 1 U II K WcthrrhM.'hill of snn.lrip. 17 IS 11 41 Men hants WliarMamt, fiflirUt bills Juna 1 71 K llrnar sn nil rr hills 50 1 71 Pay roll wrk toiling Mat 2 5 M 1 !l wwka ' 9 ami It 1J3 75 1 74 " Uanil) 7 7 1 75 I Ilvncr, sundry bills 56 01 I 70 "1 4 to S Oohlsmlth, bill of suppllas 7t 50 15 H I Msn hnntt Wlmrf-hoat, frrlirht and oharuas 17 00 W Ids ilynar, Mnircs April It to Jitnali V) on 10 ln sundry hill. 43 17 to lie Pay rolla nkt andlng Jim 6 11, 20and27 SOS 60-t 1 .too II Bolivar Graduation. inn M 17 I, C Dulaney, Hnyhrs Iliank I6tl M Issaquena Graduation. Mty 4 41 1 L Ftrklns, sstimate So. 1 and llnal, Chotard leroe 1 17 06 Levee Repairs Coaboma County. Jan M lit J A ( snnnn, supplementrd tslimat No. 1 ami Anal. Lake Charla4 to I'liihmalaha t 944 Tl Levee Repairs, Bolivar County. April 21 t HnihUallahsr, tstimntp No. 1 and Onal, Vktoiia leriv I ii 01 24 IS H LClsi-k, insisting lumtwr 1 . M 19 W C nianksr, clerk Ai kansss Clly, frel.ht 45 10 May 1 M Tripi A Sweet, bill of lumlwr M M Juu N 117 F Uiggins, ntimsie No. i. Hurleys to Slcdcs l.tW SJ- t 1,707 40 Levee Repairs, Wasbingtou County. May 1 10 U W McCnnnell, crawllnh Ijo'es Ward's fiont MM Levee Repairs, Issaquena County. April M 10 Jno M Chllion, est. Nr land Dual, topping Burleigb. Ingo mar and Dnral lerees t Hot 20 May 2 54 S B Duncan, crnwllah hulrs lloniochilto leree 154 10 M 54 K Miyer. est. No. 1 soil lliml, llnmorhitto A Holly Kiil( Clllgt. 1M1 in til I.aac Kei 'ler, astimnte No. 1 and llnal. InKomar levee 70 10 Jane 2 Cl Jno t Cnilion, estimate Jo. 2 anil Bul t 45 40 M M Inu. W U.JI. 1 S9 1,215 M Ri.lits of Way. Aprllfl 4 M. t Gilchrist, Dennis leroe t t71 W 2J II T R Mctiuire, recording award, Rirerton leree 11 Miiy 4 57 Percr. Yencer A Percr. etnen.p. ht Hltertnn lerea It 00 4 40 VV h Hunt, sheriff, leree al Nulls 17 09 June 2H M (4 A Walton, commissioner larks and Coopers front 11 all .10 112 U well flnmptun, mea.urtnf land, Wnodiawn 1 " 10 111 t F Hampton, damage i, Sklpwilh ltvev -(-$ MISS May r S t 3D Jui.e I e 1 'SJ i ;i 23 S 11 s M 90 W 9X at ti; Mae 1 f Jviiie SO lie May 4 $ V 57 M M : 59 Jace SO H 4 ii lit So IIS May to April 21 i May it 51 lit 55 Avnl 24 17 AprU 10 1 May It 47 April 21 1 24 1 Uar 11 44 it 54 53 June 1 M 1 7 I 77 4 1)1 4 4 IS Mi 23 K7 94 'J6 ! l,i SO 113 April 14 14 ay 1 11 1 M 1 23 2 30 1 31 4 34 4 15 4 June 1 e.i t Kt U tl SO P3 SO Ut June. . id tttar:er . Otlicers Salaries. Win irnrl'". Chief K..-ner, yalarj f t Apnl Ku'jt Minei il a A vt tei'iiMn, n.d Trens m s::n iii.u I linrl fc.un:r l:oi.t SunieiTih. b..i S V leiitu.'iii, Jie. snit Tre... IE"V l oii,arl;: aiil enquirer N U t'e'jruvio, s-.n,l Items Win N'.rlHij;, t I Irt laixmar Ja k' oi,ik,, P. . i, lent, Percy, erter I'vrrv, .Ufa Cotton Tax Collector's Comm'ss: C W Dudiev, Lollestur reiutt Sr. M i; Sheriffs Commissions. W Hunt, aheiift W.htnxrMB eiumr FW AuuenMiu, .heria l.i!eiia cuunty ii V ftott, shetitl iliplirar eotiLtr I.e,ee iin.tnii.tKii, W B Bernard, sheriff Sharker cu..tv. 1. i: Ta laxt W K Haul, ShetiS Wasutugtwa delinquent f.. C Levee Cotistruetion Tax 1H.S.S, 6 I Scott, sheriff Btdirar county, aiuoui't uveriial.l by liisn water Jno lufiy, T.otnomi vrm 4 ! -latr, bill tl Imnvvti Mit-l run p'.&hli "."".T T.IIIIIl ii Y ieoU, tct lu-p ti.r, aitioui.t it., fuatil High Water IS.". T K Mctiitire frtirrit on Mtcb. Mileage and IV r Diem. April tpvcial mwctug; Interest. HibarvliKii. eoujn Nt. 1 io N lutt CVutiiigeut Knuineering. C H WMt. Mitant iiKutefr. tundry bill Vniinui l.ru. Int. tif kui,)li MTi-itiit Vhttir-biat ,,,, t II V1, fthAiKinni tii5irn??r. wrfir! ami Stipvwiwin Arciit! , if, trvi, rhiun. , Sm Marl i nj(, ciiiiugtnr aumlry biH Hobt Somri;l aUtittit auinMr, trt.V,.tuiiou Ac! ! Ii Sonunrr. t.tvf(rain A S AUht Ji l o, iiituuiitetita anil nititrrial '!.....!"", Rt.M Snmi'il!, at4ianl ftiKinnr, aim.!ry billa! . .'a- H Mil.!, cttiiv of rt?iMit , Witt SUiIiuk, chiiUKuer,uulry bili V H Went. aiiant tnginw, cit of tiittit roll E M Itryfi-, Sl,,tU I itthom.-tuiii Kxpeiifie Account. Th.ia Mima, siiritil ntftRr iiirenvilla t iiu, puUli!'iiir iMiM-eilin Ac '.,'.,! B'ow ii A Art-ttrr, vi.v trnlluu ' itttughi ml ' liwi V A rclstr, trtticiivi t t .? HH'iiitl. i eiuuri, tn ..rtlce r hairs II K Wrilu-ibrr. nutntiie fur ortd t,... Wm Y.ri'r, iolnm.ter, wrtifpfra. 11'iiy t. !i:i'iimii, iuai', Afrit Ac Wui. r Mat iw. in r ,,,, K Ii ( i.infuri, iraiiM-tliit (.hi MW itltmna' H.nnr liti'iiiin, Nriti' anl wait.lna; twli, 1iiKThj h ( u., laiilui tlrj.hoiw luitt on miurtr HfM: y elm, nian, Kricr Jum AUtt Maiiu, irlttCtt atili- u !. .. . ous. Tax. T-:3 i Pa l I 'U r.. ui 1 h Mi I 1 Ull j I'J I'll j . i N lO-i J,4 ST i M .Vi I bi !;- iu si 45 17 1.1 4i: it 1 A re :J 41 S 757 55 I It I ro i i to J9 t-S 71 40 t I M tt 14 t 3,l0 W t 40 H tsl I so St tm ;u .-a 10 t JO Id W 1 5 P'7 25 II 75 it CO II -,i i : In 01) iu L-t 471 r. 5 CO lot It a.5 I u 1 a."i 1 to PI S5 I a 0.1 III 15 PI 1 IU X tn ft Tt.l F.alaiue ou bsud. t IK.SII S3 Lf.l.'t tl 17,114 14 Kespcctfully submitted. S. V. Fekgusos, Treasurer. Tlio Fiunneo Connuitteo tlien returned tlio renort of the Treas urer with endorsement as follows: We tlio unli'isiiied members of the Finance Connuitteo lierebv certify that we have examined the above report of tho Treasurer an j find the same correct and suiioi ted by proper vouchers uml we return herewith coupons Xo.l to No. 100 mentioned therein anil recommend that they bo burned. K. J. N t iiE.NT ) ... H. K. Mooke j limuiL' toiuiintte. And tho coupons from No. 1 to No. 100 inclusive named iu suit! report were In presence of tho I'.tmid reduced to i.shcs. Tho Hoard then took a recess until 5 o'clock p. in. The Board met at 7 o'clock p. ni. Present all the Commissioners. The Cotton Tax Collector presented his report of collections from Jan. 1st, 188.", to July 1st, 1SS5, which was referred to commit teo on finance, who returned tho same with tho following endorsa meat : We, the undersigned nieniboia of tho Finance Committee having examined tho within report, llutl the same correct. It. J. N l' GENT, ) 15. It. MnottK, ( "'''es The Committee appointed to confVr with tlio llourd of Yazoo- Mississippi Delia Levee Commissioners submitted their report. Which was received and ordered lilctl. To the lion. Board of Mississippi Lovee Commissioners: Your connuitteo appointed to confer with tho Board of Yazoo- Mississippi Levee Commissioners In re.ard to the line of levee herein. foro built by tho Board of Mississippi Leveo Commissioners in the Southern part of Coahoma county, respectfully reports, that we had a full conference with a majority of tho members of that Board at Mem phis on the Oth of the present month. The discussion was mainly in rcforenco to our Board doiii"; tho work necessary for the protection of that portion of country dependent upon said levees and the terms and conditions upon which it should be done. A (jenerul understand lnjC was arrived at that for all work done by our Board it should be compensated In the bonds of the Upper Board and that tho latter, would have their laws so amended tit the next session of tho Legisla ture rs to enable it to issue said bonds. Tlio member. of tho Upper District Board proceeded to Austin toconveno iu regular sossion and adopt such resolutions with regard to the matters which had been dis cussed as might thou bo agreed upon. Your committee is informed that tho plan which had been dineiiSMod in Memphis was substantially adopted and that a committee from said Upper District Levee Bourd will appear before tin's Board on Tuesday July 1 Hh bearing the resolutions adopted and clothed with full power to ngreo with this Board upon tho terms, conditions anil mode of doing said work. Ilespcctfulry, W. A. Pebcy, 1 Jam. F. Stokkm, ( ... B. U. Mooke, Committee Wm. Starlinu. j On motion tho following was adopted: Tho Engineer of the Board having reported thnt in sections 7 and S, Township 21, Kange 0, of Bolivar county, Miss., the property of Ben jamin Franklin, 4 0.V100 acres of land have boon occupied by the pub lic leveo anil barrow-pits and J? 1 7 of damages done to tho crops, fences and buildings of said Franklin ami that 1 10.00 portiere is reason able compensation for the land taken the whole amount aggregate J-l.-), It is ordered by tho Board that upon said Franklin's tiling a satis factory deed of the right of way through said land and releaso of dam ages with tho (Secretary and Treasurer, that said oflieer pay to said Franklin said sum of (ii' aud cause said deed to be properly recorded. At 8 o'clock p. in. tho Board adjourned lo meet at 0 o'clock to morrow morning. The Board met pursuant to adjournment nt 0:10 o'clock a. in. Present all tho Commissioners, except Commissioner Nugent, of Bolivar county. Mr. J. M. Deathman, a committee from the Board of Levee Com missioners fur tho Yazoo Mississippi Delta District, read and submit ted copies of resolutions passed by said Board, which are ns follows : July Session, 1m.". Bo it remembered, That at the nbove stated session of the B m! of Levee Commissioners for the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, an order was then and there made by said Board, which was in tho followiug words and figures to-wit: Resolved lv this Board, That, we recognize the fact that tho levee buiit by the Mississippi Levee Board in Coahoma countj, kntwn ns tho Robcrtsonvillo levee, is of great importance ami benefit to our district its well as tho Lower District and that the same is now being enjoyed by the same, and being informed that Baidlcvceisiu imminent danger of caving off with the flood of next season unless repaired, and feeling it hut just that this District should aid in securing the sumo. Itesol ved further, That for that end, this Boartl pledges itself as a Board and its individual membership to the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners that, if said last named Board will upon plans and specifications to bo mado and estimates approved by the Chief F.ngineers of tho two Boards conjointly of amount of work necessary to be done to protect tho Ho'iertsonvillo leveo for tho space of two years, cause to bo douo on said Robertsonville levee such work as said twoEugiiecers may deem to be absolutely necessary, or so much thereof as it is able to have done, then this Board and its individual members will use all honorable and fair means and give their best efforts towards securing the passage of an amendment to their law at the next session of tho Legislature, authorizing ami requiring this Board to issue to said Board of Loven Commissioners or bearer its ') year 6 per cent coupon bonds in and to an amount sufficient to rtiay at their face value to said Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners its out lay and expenses iu and about said levee work and costs of rights of way and necessary expenses, ami levying a siiuicient special tax to meet the interest and principal of said bonds or such law as shall be accepted by the representatives of the counties of said Mississippi Levee District as satisfactory. Kesolved further, That by the use of its power of eminent domain if such belongs to it, aud in all other ways practicable this Board will give every possible assistance to said Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners. liesol veil further, That Messrs. James M. Deathman and C. L. Robinson be instructed to present the above resolutions to the Board of MijMisHippi Levee Luiuuubsiuijcis. , I, O. R. Page, Secretary of the Board of Lvcfl Commissioners for j tho Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, do hereby certify that the ! I ' foregoing is a just, true and perfect copy ef an order of said Board of l.etseo t. iiuimisMoners. made iititl entt red at thir .int.. .....:. . 1SS.1 us the same appeals of re.-ord in my said office, iu the Minute Book of said Board, on pages til and i. -"uie tiiven under my hand and olliriul seal of said Beard of Levee Com iiilstioncrs fur the Yazoo Mississippi D.lta, this SHI, day of July i 1,v1'- ti. I-Page, .Secretary." ,. , , Ji ly Session, 1SS.J. I.e it remenibem-d. That at tho above stated session of the Board of Levee Commit-Btoncrs for the Yuzoo Mississippi Delta an order was then and there male by said Biard, whitdi wa iu the following w ords mid figures, to-wit : " Ordered, Thnt the Executive Committee of this Board be author ized aud directed to renew the arrangemements for strengthening and enlarging the levee known as the Richardson levee, andluilding tho leveo across "Ash Slough'' and up McMahon Ridge entered into with the Mississippi Board of Leveo Commissioners at the last regu lar meeting of this Board and under which payments were to be made out of icvetiues of fiscal year next ensuing ufter tho year iu which work was performed, or to make auy other arrangement as may bo deemed best by said committee for accomplishing said work, aud this ......... m, ,., .-. imi-.i iu lain,) nuu carry out aucn pledges anil arrangements us said committee mav make. t i. i . . . . '. . . - i, ii. i i agt;, nccreiary ot me l.oaru oi i.evee Commissioners for tin. Vvj.nu;4..i....: .i.. i . , . . . . ,.....-...4r.,icoi.n .t-iui, uu uiTcuy certify unit ine aoove and foregoing is a just, true and perfect copy or an order of said Board of I.et'HS i'lllltlllLuiilliiir. itt.i.ln .....I ......... .1 - . I . . ... ... ... ......... , wi.i-,o in,,, in uu,, riiHicu i meir Jiny BCSSIOtl, A. I). lSSTt, ns tho same appears of record iu my said oflice iu the Minute Book of said Hoard, on page ti.'i. (iiven under my hand aud tho ofUeial seal of said Board of Levee Commissioners for the Yazoo Mississippi Delta this SHh day of July A. O. R. Page, Secrotary. Upon Iieoiing which it was moved by Commissioner Moore and seconded by CommisMoiicr Smith that tho propositions of tho Board of Levee Commissioners for the Yuzoo-Mississippi Delta bo accepted and a resolution to that effect be drawn by tho Attorneys of the Board. Which motion was unanimously carried, and the following resolutions so prepared were on motion adopted : Whereas, The lion. James M. Ileathman, representing the Board of Yiizoo-Misfissipiii Delta Levee Commissioners, lias this day pre sented to this Board a series of resolutions adopted by said Yazoo Mississippi Delta Board looking to the repair of the Robertsonville levee by this Board, and its reimbursement for tho expense thereof in the bonds of said Yuzoo-Mississippi Delta Board. And, wheiea;), It is considered by this Board that a wise policy demands that the proposition contained iu said resolutions ho met iu a spirit of cordial friendship, and w ith uu ye single to tho best inter ests of tho wholu Yazoo Delta ; it is therefore Ordered, That the proposition contained iu eaid resolutions be and is hereby adopted. Ordered further, That the Chief Engineer of (his Board at once arrange with the Chief Engineer of the Board of tho Yazoo-Mississip. pi Delta Levee District for such work, upou such plan and snecitl rations as w ill in the judgment of said two engineers mako the" Bob ertsouvllltt levee safe uml secure for the next two years. And when such work uml the plans uml specifications therefor shall bo agreed on, that tho Chief Eugiuoer of this Board nroceed to let a contract for the same iu the name of this lioard. Whereas, the Hon. James M. Ileathman, rspresenting tho Yazoo Mississippi Delta Levee Board, has this day presented to this Hoard a series of resolutions looking to the construction of the Ash Slough and McMahon Ridge leveo upon terms and conditions similar to those agreed on last spring; therefore Ordered, That tho President and Chief Engineer of this Board be and ure hereby authorized ami empowered to renew the contract of last Spring under the sumo terms aud conditions as thon existed or to make such other Hrraiifccmcnt with the Board of Yazoo-Misslssippl DeiU Leveo Commissioners or oilier parties interested or such other contract ns tlio snid President ami Chief Engineer shall deem advisa ble anil as will give to this Board reasonable assurance of being re paid for its expenditures upon said leveo. A letter from W. B. Roberts in reference to clnim of Ben. Frank lin for damages, was rend aud on motion action thereon Indefinitely postponed. On motion of Commissioner Moore, eoconded by Commissioner Williams, Resolved, That In tho matter ot the resignation of A. B. Carton as Commissioner to assess lovee damnes. the same is resnnctfiill- declined, in view of his great fitness for the position from which he seeks to withdraw. The report of tho Chief Engineer was then taken up for discus sion, during which ut 11:15 o'clock a. m. Commissioner Nugeut arrived. Moved by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Nugent. Whereas, the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, by sec tion 5 of an act of the Mississippi Legislature entitled ''An act to amend an net to Incorporate the Board of Lovee Commissioners for Bolivar, Washington ami Issaquena counties," and for other purposes, approved November 27, 18115, and the several nmendmeuts thereto approved January 27, 177, approved February 25, 1878, is authorized to levy anil assess for nny one year an ad valorem tax of not more than 5 mills upon the real and personal property situated in the Mis sisaippi Leveo District, mid by said section fi said Board Is required to estimate, respectively tho amount that will bo produced by the tax on cotton now levied by law for construction purposes for the year commencing September 1st, and whut will be produced by such ad valorem tax as may be levied under said section 0, ami as nearly as practicable to rodiuo tho tax on cotton by tho amount of said ad valorem tax; and whereas, said Board has deemed it advisable to levy and assess for the year 1885 the 5 mills ad valorem tax author ized by said section 5, anil have estimated that tho samo will produce $ 10,000; and have likewise estimated that the present tax of one balf of one cent per pound upon lint cotton and of oue-sixlh of ono cent per pound on seetl cotton, will produce for tho cusuing year, commeno ing September 1st, 1885, $200,000, and have ascertained, therefore, that by tho terms of said section 5 a reduction to tho extent of said ail valorem tax of tho tax lixed by law on cotton is required; and whereas, it further appears to said Board that under the general au thority so to do, said tax ou cotton can be still further reduced so as to make tho whole tax for leveo construction purposes on lint cotton for tho year commencing September 1st, 1885, two-fifths of one cent per pound, instead of one-half of one cent per pound, aud on seed cotton two-fifteenths of one cent per posnd, instead of oue sixth of one cent per pound as is now levied by law : It is therefore ordered by the Board, That for the preseut year thero bo and is hereby levied ami assessed upon all taxable property, real and personal, situated in the counties of Bolivar, Washington, Issaquena and Sharkey, composing tho Mississippi Levee District, except property lying and situated between the Mississippi river aud tho public levees, a tax of 5 mills upon tho dollar of th5 assessed value of such property, as the game shall appear by the assessment rolls of Baid counties, for the present j our, ami that the tax on cotton for the ensuing cotton year be reduced from the amount uow fixed by law to two fifths of one cent per pound on Hut cotton, and to two fifteenths of one cent per pound on seed cotton. ('allied. Moved by Commissioner Moore and seconded by Commissioner Stokes. Ordered, That the cotton and ail valorem tax as fixed by tho Boartl for the ensuing year be collected by the Cotton Tax Collector anil Sheriff of Warren county respectively in that portion of Warren county addetl to this District by act of the Legislature approved March 13th, 1881, and accepted by the Board by resolution adopted July lltli, 18SI, and filed with tho Secretary of State, iu the same manner as is done in tho other counties of the district. Ordered fait 'icr, 1 hat the penalty of the bond to be given by the SheriU'of Warren county to account for the ad valorem tax be and is hereby fixed for the present sheriff and his successor in otHoo at tho sum of ,o)(. Ordered further, That the Secretary of this Board forthwith transmit to the SIieriiT of said Warren county a copy of this order and lilso a copy of th tax order for tho ensuing year aud call upon said Sheriff to file with him bis bond ns required by law. Ordered further, That the Secretary of this Board immediately after the next general election furnish to the person then elected Sheriff of said Warren county, a copy of said orders. Ordered by the Board that the penalties of the bonds of the sever al Sheriffs of the counties embraced in this Lovee District who go into oflice in January, 1880, be and the same are hereby fixed as follows : Sheriff of Bolivar county - 10,000 00 " Washington county, 10,000 00 " Issaquena " 7,000 00 " Sharkey " - - 5,000 00 " Warren " - 2,000 00. Ordered, That the Secretary of this Boartl send a copy of this order directly after the next general election to the parties then elect ed sheriffs and also directly after tho first of the next year to the Clerks of tho Board ot Supervisor" ' ' " - pectiye comities of this district. Cn ltd.