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S3 AY. DEC 17, 1387 .rFlCE rules. rt-er desiring- hi paperdis- , iii pit-as notify u promptly. BVrKTIMMi BATES. . innera future twntrcu 1 k 4 k 3 MO OHIO.;. Ji. u SNYI JUlJili Times. PRorrs siosal. r. 4. ruacT. w e tti.c. liiot r . ritcy ATTORNEYS AT LAW. GreeriTille, Miss. VOL. 20. GREENVILLE, WASHINGTON COUNTY, MISS., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17. 1881. NO. 22 .. liuH lsl, 3 :.i. I 1" 1' 1ft fl Si w 4lltf imiw 3s tw mau " ,iiif or DV lines or mure, "'i.i nnt tr line fr Br8t 5 L't subsciuent insertion. Lee F 1 -1;... ..A .nrwutmient in- t' ....lino miliee UU1C ir."a .1 .rtiile or notices charged E.iiBMljMr.-.ing to their nature, please (five explicit di- !lrtiath oi time tor puuucauuu t.lTertiwuicntii. quarterly, half- yearn . .rjcteU for at Liberal Kate. L from transient customers, yer- ,It(.n,Iorjou wor, auYciimiup, riiitioo. i""t be accompanied by I, Account of regular custo t'and presented the 1st of each L ESTATE AGENT Ielligexce office. furnished and situation secured mill servant. r' .7 1 V ;, tilclilion lu reining uuutn ,i-tln of rent. i inid on citv and county piop- l (talcuifiit lurniehcu. ii ennslirninents lollclted. Will intlr and faithfully attended to. rmluce at J 1-2 per cent coin- All order for good a promptly in P. (julnn's (hot ttore on Main ! tf JXO. M. LEE k FAERAR, pTTON FACTOR, .TO Union Btreet, Yew Orleans. La. III.IIK. A. D. Slocoii Ib comiueiKldlu HTEH fc CO.. otton Buyers, SVILLE, MISS ruid for iest Cash Prices at ull times. untlenca (ollcited merchants. with plant- teptio 'I TON FACTORS bmission Merchants, i:ville - miss. ill mlvadcc ninde on consign- rptl8 a. MA.isrisr, INVILLE, - - M18S( rt?w Gontractor 4 bdSrlfforkDoiB on wasp Moit Reaiosabli TERMS. hi Workmen and Best Material lUrs promptly attended to In luil surroun.'Iing conutry. Ill furnish tilana and specifreiv lor nil Htylcs of public ana te buildings July31 r(i-oii'nlni of my meat BiippW nn or about the K)tu inst., will lie simp on the it lide of Walnot Street, lm Main Mreet corner. I have irrNiifrcnipiits for ily Shipments hj Express for ist Western Meats "Mid will keep no other.-g Will also supply GAME AND DRESSED POULTRY, lulling in the future, as in the part, rii no etlorts to Klve ciitisliu tion customer, 1 respectfully solicit '"Ke- Furmorlv Mnyte A l.turcnl, Mlm.. Stmt, lu, In''' II. Lcarcnwfjlh, Manufacturer of high and Dressed US1I3EII. oring, Siding, Ceiiing, Shingles, iis, Pickets, Mouldinqs, Etc. HEREAFTER rm3 STRICTLY CASH. TIME SALES MADE liills due on presentation. CjJriH'iiville "w rcmK- to till all orders, local Ry point ou the railroads or river. M(ft at the llnnk of Greenville "Ii I'. Ilijrjciiis, (irccnville,iironipt- 'd. . I niiacily, 50,000 per day.-f '' T':d on truck of (iportfia r rifle, "vcr liranrli, $;.!i0 per thousand. I Shingles Guaranteed-"! Terms, C. 0. D. Always.. F. BlOGINfl. 1,B . s. rroiirlutor, IHE STATE tOWICTS. Report or the Board of Control. Tuiits-lenix'rat. Jaikjon. Dec. 11. The legUature of MiM-i.vsippi, by an act approved March 17, ltWS, created the lUilroad Coiu niisaion and s Board of Control of the 'enitentiary. iction IS of said act requires thut said Board of Control shall carefully examine into the mat ter of the discipline and luanat'ement of the penitentiary, and investigate the general question of prison management and lay before the next lcjrislature a Ian by which the state shall be en abled to exercise direct control and exclusive management of the peniten tiary and convicts." In compliance with the statute the said board have in their report of their acts and doings in connection n ith the penitentiary, submitted the follow ing: The problem presented for solution w ono traugM with many uimi'iuties and one w hich ha been a source of trouble, we imagine, to all civilized countries and communities. The ex perience of other state throws but little light upon the subject. Tho dif ferent legislature oi the state of Mis sissippi have attempted to devise ways and means to punish and protect its convicts, and up to this timo have fail ed to fall upon a plan which is satis factory. The present system has been much criticised, but those criticising have failed to suggost a practical plan. Thts.board has, however, after hav ing given tho matter much thought and consideration, concluded in com pliance with the requirements of said act, to make the following recommend ation, fearing, however, that the end desired may not be fully realized First There should be a Board of Control, charged w ith the general ti pervislon of the penitentiary and con. victs, clothed with full authority to muntigo and dispose of the same upon such terms as the legislature may deem proper and wise, Second The guards and all con. noctcd with the management thereof should be appointed by said Board of Control, and be subject to discharge by the board for failure to perform such duties as may bo prescribed, These guards and all other employees should be paid out of tho state treas ury, and tho employees should not have to look to the lessees for their pay. A limit to salaries to be paid should be fixed by the legislature. Third A small farm near Jackson should be obtained, upon which such convicts as are not able-bodied and of sulllcieut strength to be employed upon public works can bo engaged in cultt vatlug peas,' corn, potatoes and other articles of food for consumption by the prisoners: Fourth There should be provided at tho walls such facilities for manu facturing, cabinet-making, smithing wngon-mukiiig, carpentering, shoe- making, tailoring, etc., as will employ all convict whose time of service is fo a long term. This work should, w think, be confined rs nearly as possi ble to tho making of such articles as are to bo used by the penitentiary. thereby avoiding as much as possible coniDctition with free labor. In this way an opportunity would be given a prisoner to learn a trade by whi he could be useful to himself and as citizen, after his term of service ex pires ; and lu addition prevent those who aro most liable to escape from do- Inir in. Convicts Berviuir long sen. o tences should, under no circumstnncei be worked outside the walls if the state expects to enforce the penalties imposed by the courts. Fifth The- able-bodied convicts, so pronounced upon examination by the penitentiary physician, who are not sentenced for life or for long terms, might be employed on public works as the legislature may deem proper, under a contract to be made by tbe Board of Control within limits to be deelgtintcd by law. The contract to provide for the payniuit of a stipu lated irlcq for work performed by the convicts uuder the exclusive control and management of the agents of the in.ts. The f,m J nrisill(? from t,lis sol,rcci from tho prJ the penitentiary, plus of food crops as i. on the penitentinrv fnrni, t a fund to be kept sepnrato in 'tin- treasury, to be applied to the expense of the penitentiary. The details of the general plan nbove suggested to bo provided for by legis lative enactment, and such rules nnd regulations, in conformity1 thereto, as may be adopted by the Board of Con trol, prescribing such disciplinary agencies, both deterrent and reforma tory, as may bo deemed advisable to secure the infliction of tho penalties prescribed by law, control the convicts and prevent abusive or improper treat ment. Mr. Ed. L. Scudder, one of Wilkin son's best sons, was united in marriage at New Orleans, ou Saturday last, to Miss Seymoura Fayssoux, of Jscw Or leans. Mr. Scudder is a young lawyer of merit and talent and is at present located at Maversville. and is the law partner of District-Attorney l'aiish, of that district. We feel proud that this young mnn hails from our county end that through his own exertions he has succeeded so admimlilv. To his fair bride and himself we e$teml hearty congratulations and wish them a long life of happiness and prosperity. I'en tteville Sentinel. , Intertin Suit. A Springfield, (1U) dispatch to the Chicago Tribune savs: The arguments were concluded here before Judge Gresham to-dav in the uit of ex-State Treasurer liutz against Benjamin Seeger and the city of St. Louis. The court allowed three w eeks for the filing of additional printed ar guments and took the case under ad visement. The points iuvolveJ are novel and inferesting. Arsenal island fonnerlv lay west of the main chauuel of the Mississippi river, just in front of the city of St. Louis, and belonged to that city. It contained about three hundred acres. The city gave Seeger a nominal lease to the Island and put him in poesession to take charge of it. Gradually the island moved from its anchorage, and down the riqer cross ing the channel in its progress, and halted on the Illinois side, just off land in St. Clair county owned by Edmund Rutz. It assumed this position about 1876. Then, in its work of river im provement, the government built a dyke from tho head of the island to the Illinois ahore, and by natural de posits the remaining space between the island and the original western line of Ilutz's farm has been eutirely tilled up, so that the water's edge is now not at Hutz's original western boundry but at tho west side of what was once Arsenal island. Iu 1881 Rutz brought suit lu the St. Clair couutv circuit court to elect Seeircr from poesession, claiming all accretion ou this shore froutago and riparian ownership to tho renter of the river, The corporation of the city of St. Louis appeared In court at Belleville was made a defendant in tiio suit as the actual owner and had the rase transferred to the federal court In that city. Tho defense is that the island has only impinged ou Rutz's farm, is not a natural accretion and is entitled to move on again if tho government will take its dyke away; that it rests there as s deposit' upon the bottom, and that Rutz never had any owner ship in tho bed of tho stream, but owned only to the water' edgo as It stood before tho island migrated from Missouri to Uliuois. The books pre sent no raso like this, and Its decision will bo an original contribution to American jurisprudence. It is a lake front case, with extraordinary features of Its own. Exterminate: Johnvia Crass. Mr. little tells in Farm aud Rauch how to rid one' land of Johnson grass: a My neighbor, whose land adjoins mine on the east, in Iaua county. Texas, tad several Johnson grass meadows on his rich, black, waxv lauds. His children grew up, married aud wanted land to cultivate in cotton and corn. I was apiwaled to as to how and when to exterminate Johnson grass. As badly as I hated to see au acre of this grass eitirpated, I gave the direction, and it proved to be a comp'ete success. So that for several years that same land has produced fine crops of cotton and corn undisturbed by Johnson grass. The directions are as follows: Keep the grass grazed close to the ground or cut for hay chse to the ground, the first half of the year, say up to the mouth of Au gust, and when the ground I dry a dry time plow the roots up to the sun, about six inches deep. Let the roots dry, say two or three weeks, and when very dry again cross plow, using sharp plow each time. Don't rut aud cover, but turn aud rut all roots and ground. Let the land lay until Ie- eember aud if any sprigs of grass come up in the fall, plow them up to the frost, and your land Is In flue condi tion for auy sort of trop you may wish to plant, r.ud the grass Is exterminated. Johnson grass roots will not sprout below where the plows cuts them off, ii cut five or six inches below the stir- tuce. ILe habit of Johnson grass roots Is to renew and die every year Other auxilia'-y fad wi'l appear iu future articles." Walthall Under Fire. J. M. Reid of Keokuk, Iowa, con. tributes to tho "History of the Fifteenth Iowa'-(General Belknap's old regiment) the following graphic account of Coufederato chargo at Ezra Church, in front of Atlanta, July, 28, 1804. "Tho Confederate forces, formed lu columns ou the hill, made a grand dis play nsthey took up their line of march down tho hill, marching as coolly nnd as deliberately as if going out on battalion or grand review, till they were full half way to the fence, when from our fire, tlicy commenced fulling, being killed or wounded, hut they never wavered, but closed up and came steadily on towards our works. gallant aud handsome, general, a mng' uitlecut horsemad, mounted on a largo. fiery dapple gray horse which made him couKplclous, led them with draw n saber, and wo learned from General Uovan of Arkunsas, was General E. C. Wultlmll of Grenada Miss., a very distinguished lawyer, now United States Senator from that Stale. Three limes he led that veteran, column as it were, into the jaws of death, to charge upon our works, and threo times they were rspulsd. It seemed as if half the army were firing at tho General. I took seven shots at him myself, as fast as a musket could bo loaded for me. It is not strange that I did not hit him, but I have often wondered how ho escaped, as I learned he nnd his horse also did, unhurt, with all those sharp shooters uftor his scalp. I have seen many mounted oll'iccrs under fno nnd lu battle, but never Baw any man bear himself w ith moro heroic daring in the face of death on every side than he did on that day. He won tho admiration of his enemies. . Omnibus Ticket Office. -eceds of the workshops of and from such snr- -nght be grown constitute state Arkansas City Journal. Tli.it alleged ticket otliee, express ollicc, waiting-room and baggage-room which Jay Gould has down below the elevator for the convenience (?) of the traveling public, was pretty well led on Monday morning just be- Moulicello train went out. ooin, be it known, Is 8x11, The Deceitful Kangaroo. Loudon Globe. Lamb-l'ko as Is tho appearance of the kangrroo, tender and toft as aro his eyes; he is by no means a gentle aud tender as he looks. Like "the heathen Chiuoe," his couutcnauce be' lies him, aud thero aro few more excit ing, and, withal, dangerous spoKs than kangaroo shooiiug. To the huuter, seeking for some new sensation, a visit to the w ilds of Australia lu search of kangaroos can be recommended, requires a fleet horse to run an old oue down if he gets a fair chance to show tail, aud strong, well-ti'alned dogs to tackle him when brought to bay. In side his soft, dewy Hps are strong, for midable teeth, which can bite severely, His forepaws, as weak as they seem, can lift a dog high lu the air aud crush ti i in to death; while, when lying down his favorite lighting attitude, he can kick with his powerful hind legs lu manner that rapidly clears a circle around him. aud woo betide tho mnn or dog that comes within reach of those hugo claws, which can inuke flesh wound deep enough to maim the ono or kill tho other. Of course, w speak of the great kaugaroo, the boomer, or old man of the colonist. As a matter of fact, thero are some tldrty different kinds of kangaroos in habiting all parts of Australia. They vary lu sizefrom the tiny hare kangc roo of South Australia to several giant species, souiof which stand nearly s'x feet high. A Squal from a Sugar Member, Hon. E. J. Gay w as interviewed dur ing the week by a reporter of tho Washington Post w ith a view of ascor- taluing his opinion of tho President' message. Mr. Gay said : " I understand tho necessity for a re duction of tho revenue aud I came to Washington this timo In tho most lib eral and conciliatory spirit, I came prepared aud intending to make large concessions and sacrifices In order to bring about unity and harmonious ac tion on this tariff question, and wheu I listened to the wise, politic and states manlike utterances of Speaker Carlisle I believed all was peace and good will aud compromise and progress. When I heard Mr. Carlisle' address on taking the chair in the House ou Monday, I felt confident that the Dem ocrats of the IIouso would co-operate lu the framing of a revenue reform bid which would reduce the surplus and prevent further accumulations without endangering any of our home indus tries. 1 must say, however, that tho hope uspired by Mr. Carlisle has been sud denly dispelled by the President's mcs- sn'to. 1 am very much disappointed with it." cro fore the Tim u-ni tl ti r. ,, , ,, . , M- this space was fill About one-third o. . .. cd with bttsrungc. Iu thirds of the room poop varietv. dosfs. bird cn-res, bunu the other two- 'e of every "its aud iy. IHOX Bill DUES. Good Beading for Our Board of Su pervisors. We copy the following from the Charleston (Tallahatchie county) Xews. We commend it to our board of super- visort, suggesting that it investigate the subject of Iron bridges: The iron bridges over North and South Tillatoba creeks, have at last been finished, and the trouble hereto fore experienced in crossing these two streams as was the case w ith the old wooden rickety bridges, and under the no bridge system a great portion of the time, is over for many a vear. The structures which at the present proud ly span these two treacherous aud dan gerous creeks, w ill be w here they are now, firm aud strong, iu a good state of preseratiou, when not oue who ad vocated their construction, or aided mechanically iu It, lives, perhaps, to remember them. They are luxuries, useful and economical, and will afford for years to come a safe crossiug to all who may have occasion to use them, aud w ill result in keeping In the pock et of tho tax-payer of the county within the next decada or two, thous and of dollar that would have gone into the couuty treasury to be paid out for worthless w ooden bridges, as has been the rase heretofore. A de scription of the iron bridges and their cost Is as follow s, viz : Extreme length of each, 280 feet. Extreme length of iron span, 130 feet. Extreme length of each approach 7J feet, height of each truss, 82 feet; height of each tubular post, 2(5 feet; capacity, 1,000 pounds to liucal foot; cost of both iron bridges, $5,5C1 ; cost of approaches complete, ifc'JOO. Total cost of both .bridge aud approaches, $6,164. Spcisl fell Boari 1 man ura Ciissnrs. :o: Adhesion to a Purpose. N. oTrlines. When Gen. Lee, the presldeut of tho Mlssissppl Agricultural College at Starkvlllo, was asVed tho other day why It is so successful he replied: "We have never lost siglit of tin pur pose for which we were founded. Ou the contrary, we havealwavs steadily pursued it. Organized as au agricultur al' college, we have always been one. Everything we have done has been dono with an cyo looking to tho Im provement of tho agricultural commu nity. We have taught practical fann ing. Our experiments have boenofa practical nature, and the farmer, at first disposed to resent tho Insinuation that hi children could bo taught how to make land productive better here than at home, has about como round, aud now comes hero himself with his troubles. We get Inquiries every day from farmers iu regard to farm mat ters, all of which aro promptly answer Deals or (.'apt. Geo. II. Smith. Vicksburg Democrat. Our entire community was shocked Saturday evening to learn of tho sud den death of Caph Geo. 11. Smith, which sail event occurred nt his late rosidence ou Grove street, a few mitt utes after 4 o'clock. Capt. Smith had been an Invalid for some time, but remained nt his post until last Monday, when ho was forced to resign his position as clerk of tho steamer 1'hil Armour, a position he had held for considerably over a year. No oue, not even his family, thought his end was so near, for only a few minute before his death he conversui with h's wife nud family, mid the ock was so great that It was indeed hard for them to realize that he was gone. lie was 89 years of ago at tho time of his deuth, and had been a resi dent of the city since 1866. m i m tel. II I n (on Floors an Anarchist. valises were packed lntuscriiiiiuai. A Journal reporter counted thirty five immigrants who were going out to Monticello, fifteen other passengers, five tramp, three Irishmen, nine street Arabs, seven employees of the railroad company, eleven loafers, thirteen dogs, seven bird cages, ten valises, nineteen Paekaees, one amiably disposed baby, ami fourteen babies-ou-the-warpath, a'l occupying the room at ono time. Ad ded to this it was pouring down rain and the stove well there wasn't any. We do not want to appear meddle some, but we would suggest to Mr. Gould, that he might add to the con venience of the .public and economize at the same time by siibslitiiliug u umbrella forth! so-called ticket office. Canning Factories. Judsouia, Arkansas, has a successful canninsr factory, and the people are very much gratified, as it has given a new impetus to fruit and vegetable growing. We also note the gratifying fact that North Carolina has been suc cessful with her running factories, and wo hope that otner soutnern states .j'' now try the experiment. Maine Is genu11? P" of money from the south for hC farmers through her nu merous canning factories. The Industrial .Journal, of Bangor, Me., says: "The season just closed has been a great one for corn factories in Maine, and many additioi ai communi ties are now agitating the matter of establishing these useful industries. More than 20,000,000 cans of sweet corn have been picked tho past season by the eighty factories In the state, 20,000 acres having been planted to supply them. This industry i most Important branch of Maine agriculture anil from the present outlook it is cap able of bt-ing greatly extended." Ex. New York Tribune. Johu A. Henry, a member of the Anarchist American Group No. 1, of Chicago, tried to prove to an au .'euce iu Libraiy Hall, No. 16 Clinton Place, the other evening, that "All Crimo Is liighteoiiB." He based his argument on the sentence strictly his own. that "Everything that is, is right ou ac count of its isncss." his flow of ora tory was hampered by many snags In the wuy of interruptions by persons who could not wait until the speaker got through. Ho was finally floored by the question propounded by Col. R. J. Ilinton: " If everything that is, is right,, why are you trying to prove that everything that is, is wrong?" The speaker collapsed, and the audi ence departed without being con vinced. Okkii'E Boako Mississippi Levkk Commissioxkks. 1 Greenville. Mis Decvinlier 12, 18f7. J The Board met purj'miit to call of its Pre-itlent, at its ollicc in the city of Greeuville, at 11:85 a. in. Present, all uf the Commissioners except Commis sioner Scott, who reixirtcd by letter that he was prevented from being present bv having to attend the present term of the Chaneerv court of Bolivar county. v m. G. lerger, Esq.. oue of the attorneys ot the Board, stated the causes of the call of this special meeting, viz.: to con-ider the cases of the rights of way of Mcrritt ilhauis. the heirs of tlte Miller estate, Johu Chatl'e & Sous, Charles It. Smith aud others, aud explained the circumstances of each case. F- N. Thomas, Esq.. addressed the Board in behalf ot" Mrs. M. M. Shurtridge, oue of the claimants. It was uiovett ty i oiiimissioner 'igcut and seconded tiv I ommissioner Phelps, Whereas, the attorneys of the Board have this dtiv advised that the award of the Commissioners to asses damage bv reason of location of levees in the matter of damages caused by olst ruction of drainage, lie not paid unless the parties interested w ill accept $8 per acre instead of $10; therefore ordered, the saitl attorney be authorized to make a teudcr of $8 per acre for said damages ; and iu all cases where the parties refuse to accept saitl compromise to prosecute the appeals now wmling. t a.Tietl, Moved bv I oiitiuissiouer .Nugent and seconded bv I oinniissiouer Smith, Ordered, That the Secretary of tho Board is hereby authorized, in connection with the Auditor of Public Accounts, to emptor au expert to examine into the status of the lands now in controversy in tho case of the L. N. O. & T. railroad vs. sundry defendants, ami ascertain if any of the acreago tax levied bv act of the legislature creating the Board of l.cvee Commissioners for Bolivar, Washington ami Issaqueua counties, and the several amendments thereto, is due on saitl lands, aud report his conclusions to the Board of Mississippi Ixvee Commissioners at their Jauuarv meetiug, if then readv, and if not then ready to a special meeting of the Board to be called to consider said report. Which being put to the vote, Commissioners Nugent and Smith voted Aye, aud Commissioners Williams ami Heath Xo; Commissioner Phelps de clining to vote. Lost, Wm. G. Verger, Esq., then read ami submitted for tho information of the Board a report of Messrs. Percy, Verger & Percy, of tho McTighe case, as follows : To tiir Hosorahi.b Board of Mississippi I.kvkk Commissioners : It is proper that we should report to v ou the result of the suit of Tho. A Diilliu & Bro. et al. vs. Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners, kuown to the Board as the "McTighe suit," recently decided In t'ie Circuit Court of the L' lilted States for the Southern District of Mississippi ; anil In doing so, for the benefit of those members who have no personal knowledge of the suit, to give a brief history of the controversy. In 1881 Thomas A. Dutlin Si Bro. took the contract for building tho pres ent levee across the head of Lake Bolivar : but, before doing any work, with the assent of tho Bourtl, assigned their contract to J. S. Mciighe, I be latte commenced work in the Fall of 1881 and up to tho high water of 1882 hat! dono ami been paid for, ou monthly estimates, over sfrl t,000 worth of work He had also done a considerable amount of work which hail not been estima ted. Nearly all of thi work was washed away bv tho Hood of 1X82. Afte the overflow ho again commenced work on a new line adopted by the engi neer aud went ou to completion, being paid as the work progressed Iu the usual manner of monthly estimates. During this time, however, he continually laid siege to the Board abou his washed-awav work, claiming that he hail done a great deal moro than he had been paid for; that there were serious errors In tho engineer's apiirox iniatcs; ami that none ot the work done with a large force between the 14th and tho 2Hth days of February, 1882, had ever been estimated, and that ho was entitled to pay lor all this work. The Board was disposed to settle with hint upon an equitable basis, an was w illing for him to rotalu the money already paid him for washed-away work, and to pay him such additioinl sum as the engineer might find due upon revising his estimates upon tho work done upon the 1 lib day of February, 1882, tho last date at which an estimate was given him. Accordingly ft direct; the engineer to ascertain what would be due him upou a careful revision his estimates. Thereupon a llnal estimate was made showing that there wool be due him iiRout if 1100. This sum w as tendered to him as a settlement and was refused by htm. The work on the line adopted after the overflow was menntimo progressing, and at its conclusion final estimates were tendered him, and the money shown to be duo by these final estimates ami by the final estimates of the work done before the overflow w as tendered him, and a receipt and release from all further demands required. Ho then claimed that serious mistakes had been made against him in the fluid estimates on tho new work, and renewed bis claim as to the washed-away work, and refused to accept the oiler of the Board or sign tho required receipt, lie made out an Itemized statement of hi claim amounting to something over $119,000. Tho Board, still desirlngjo settle with him amicably, appointed a committee for tho purnoso of effecting a compromise, lu tho conference had between that committee and McTlglio, flic least amount which he would consent to receive was $21,000. Iguoring his claim of errors In estimates and declining to pay anything for washed-away work not estimated, ami making an adjustment of a units between him and tho Hoard upon tho basis of the final estimates, and allowing him to retain what hail already been paid him ou washod-away work, tho committee found that there would be something over $ 1500 due him. Tho discrepancy Indwell (his sum and $21,000 was such as to preclude all further etlorts at adjustment. Tho Chief Engineer was requested by the Board, under tho provisions of the contract to that efl'ecf, to decide all matters In dispute ami state an account between the Hoard nnd McTighe. 'This he did, bringing McTighe out In debt to the Hoard $!)))(. Under the 14th clause of the contract lie charged McTighe with all the money paid him for washed-away work, thus bringing him out in debt ns above stated, McTighe sued the Board for $:1!I,000. We set up three defenses : 1st, that tho decision of the Chief Engineer was, under the contract, conclusive, unless successfully assailed for fraud ; 2ml, that under the 14th clause of the contract wo were entitled to rccoupo to the extent of nil amounts paid him for work that had been washed away ; .'In I. flint the engineer's estimates were, under the contract, conclusive. Tho court ruled against, us on the lirst two points, holding that, under the circumstances, neither tho 1 Hit clause of tho contract nor the clause authorizing the engineer to finally decide ull disputes, could apply. Our third ground of defense w as sustained and Judgment was accordingly entered lu favor1 of McTigho for $,A24.96, being the amount w hich tho Hoard had tendered hlin In 188.1, with interest from January 1st, 1881. In our judgment tho court orred in overruling the two first grounds of de fense, aud It should liavo decided that McTighe was not entitled to any recovery. Of course the practical result of the suit is a victory for the Board, as it Is only required to pay what it has always offered to pay, with 6 per cent, in terest from a ditto some months subsequent to its last offer. Colonel Nugent, McTighe's counsel, Is willing to accept tho amount, awarded by the court. It is agreed between him and ourselves that no step shall be taken until the Jan uary meeting of the Board, when it will be decided whether an appeal w ill be presented or a settlement, bo made on tho basis of tho decree. At that meet ing we will lay before you our views on this point. ItcHpcctruIly, I'HIII Y, lKIUIKIt & J'KIU'Y, Attorneys for Hoard of Mississippi Levoo Commissioners. Which was ordered filed. Ordered, That the Secretary be instructed fo have a new seal with nppro rialo device prepared, and t lull when recorded it be used by him asthe official seal of the Board. Ordered, That the claims of the members for mileage and per diem at this meeting be allowed and ordered paid, as follows, to wit O. PHELPS JOSUCA8KINNEB. PHELPS & SKINNER, ATTORNEYS AT-LAW, Greenvillle, ----- Miss. Otliee over First National Bank. H Ihonus. Wm, Gnffla. THOMAS & GRIFFIN, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, OppoilU Baak at GrxBTill. We own the only Abstract of Title t the lands of Washington county and the uy ui ureenviue. ocu J. M. JYISTE, ATTORNEY AT LAW. GREENVILLE, MISS. Office over First National Bank. F. A. MONTGOMERY ATTORxr.T AT LAW, Roskii.u.k, Bolivar Co., Mis. R. H. McXaik. E. F. Siit LEa. Drs. McNAIR & SHULER, ItesUlent Dentists. OITU.'K OVER Till! FIRNT NATIONAL HASH. Will visit fnrofessionallvV all nirtanf this and adjoining counties whet our service are needed. Calls to the country promptly attend ed to ncT 28 Dr. J. L. ounp: DENT18T, (10 Years Bcsidonce in Greenville.) All kinds ot Dental w ork done, and upou tho most approved plan. y"Olllee overFiulay's Drugstore."! Greenville, Miss. .Tno. L. Hebron, Jr. ATTORNEY AT LAW, I.KI.AND. HISS. Will practice In all the courts of Wash. Ington county and in the State Siiprem and Federal Courts, Special attention given topiosecutlng claims SKainst railroad for damages to person, personal or real property. Gone tp Fifty Per Cent. Some time in 1884 Mr. P.T. Itanium announced that 11 Cleveland was elec ted ho would offer his Bridgeport property for sale at fifty cents on the dollar. The other day he wrote a let ter to Dan Lainonl saying: " I suppose you saw something in the papers before the election of 184 about my having said that I owned fifty houses in Bridgeport, aud that if Mr. Cleveland w as elected I would sell them for one-half of w hat I then val- ue-l them, that being my estimato of the depreciation of property likely to result from a Democratic administra tion. Well, I'm a showman, and it doesn't make much difference what they say about me so long as they keep talking. Perhaps I did say sqmelhing nf that sort, but you ti ll Cleveland I have gone tip on tho price nf (bus, houses fifty per cent. Commissioner Nugent, Smith, Williams, heath, . Phelps, 8 davs, 1 1 4 3 -) H 46 189 80 miles, $14 40 4 48 6 76 27 34 16 80 Total, The minutes were then read mid adopt' ourned. $69 78 d, ami I lie Board, at 3 p. in., ad, W. FERGUSON, Secretary. Wise Precaution. j A man named Shaw was killed hi Natchez hotel a few days since for having the Wrong lady Injiis room. The Thinner relates the following : On the fly-leaf of his note book w as found his own name in full, a minute address of his mother and a request to the finders of his body to Inform his mother where it was and what had happened to him. Shaw never went w ithout this book and those lines had been in it for years. His body was in- tereil iu lho city ccmetnry yestesdny. The city authorities await the further instruction of Ids relatives In Chatta nooga.' Hamilton, Eubank, Albroht, Figures and Hardy were jointly Indicted. Sev eral preliminary trials have been held, and at every hearing one or more of the defendants were discharged. Fi nally, the Supreme Court rev lowed the record and discharged F.ubanks, leav ing Hamilton alone. Judgo Harris, the nestor of the Mississippi .bar, and of counsel for the defense, come out of the court room and said : " Cnssidy, wo shake the bu them falls. isnw tree one Dr Henry Robinson, ii:ivrriHrr, GREENVILLE, - - MISS. 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Instead of doing four miles au hour its Jog w as so slow, ays the New York Times, as to bo scarcely perceptible. Capt. Macl'herson was greatly disap pointed at this, for he had counted on the stream's saving him some coal. The steamer kept In the Gulf Stream until after passing through the Straits of Florida, but. the current did not im prove. Although the vessel again en tered tho Gulf Stream, and kept along It while going up the coast, it did not increase Its speed. Picayune. BUCKLEH'S ARNICA SALVE. The Bust Bm.vk in tho worl.l for Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Lit ers, Salt I'heum. Fe ver Sores. Teller. Chapped Hand. Chil blain. Corns, and all Skin Eruptions n..w 4!mn wn slmke thfl bush one of anil positively cures Piles, or no pay re- AVo vcM clml-a tlm una-- )mre. it i " '"S"" l,,"-, We WW shake tlie paw- ;H,lsfa.tl(in or II10!y ret,pd. Price more tune and bring, 2,-, rents per uux. for sale ny A. n. luwn Joiiv." 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