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DAY. APRIL 12, 18S0. tiith riirict, 1S50. UECl'IT COURT j 3 TET ! FALL TERM i 1 Jlon.il ar. 4- 4 Apr.; May ' S 1 June 3 Julvj 1 1 ilon. Oc t. 6 3 - IS 1 "Nov. IS 4 " " 12 " Dee 18 - Janul.li 2 Ftb u 12 "12 H1SCEUV COUBT. Da:. 1, 1 Mon, e.l " 1 i 3 " 4 " 2 u . 3 " 1 " Xo. Days Jlnn-h and Oct. 24 April Nov. May and Dee. Jun'y and June JOFESSIOHAL. lkkot r. rR.v :er PERCY, KEYS AT LAW, 3ree nvllle. Miss. 4-8. JOSHUA bKISSEB .PS & SKINNER. ORNEYS AT-LAW, - - - Mies e in Phelps Building. 1M ttLi EM TTTTT E Times VOL. 22. GREI2IVIL1E. T7ASnilIGX0N COUNTY. MISS.. SATURDAY. APRIL 12. 1890. NO. 39 OFFICE RULES. SrBStltlPTIO.X TIRItS. One rear, in ailvurn-e 0 Any subserib -r (Icmi-.i i ni.- . i eri.is continued Ul please notify us promptly. - E. H. Thoiiia. 'm,Oni, THOMAS & GRIFFIN, EUEYS AT LAW, Karling A ijnilth Co. Store henly Abstract of Title to ( Washington county and the eiivllle. otl I. H. C. Watso.x. ,e & Watson DRNEYS AT LAW, XLE, - MISS. rcr First National Bank. I. BCIIT.IvSINGKR. N & SCHLESINGER, rneis-at-Laiv, .I.E. MINN. ill the Courti of Washington anil lit. ami in the Smuuiui uud rul MiasUiipiii. airs iuwilozinskl Building, ashington Arcnuc. f. THOMAS, 'ORNEY AT LAW. Ice in all the court of this g counties. ,lr in the Phelps Building. YERGEE, rney-at-Law, EEKNWOOI), MI88. fin all the courtt of MlsilMlpyl, H'Ollliral. ly abstracts-of-tltle to Real n lietiore aim nuiiiiuwei Counties. ta pnwe.1 to fiimiah abitracts short uotlco. Will bay and H'U jotiate loam 1ICIAN AND 8URC1E0N, lily tenders his professional the citizens of Greenville and idlnir neighborhood, over Drug Store of A. B. o. ry and Diseases of Women eu a sncclaltv. fubl6-y T. Tj. Young Residence in Greenville b of Dental work dono, and e most approved plan. .over Finlay's Drug Store."( f Greenville, Miss. 13NTISTt 1LLE, MISS. 4! professionally Bolivar, Sun i Sharkey counties. p-atalra luDielpt Building, urt. U.B.Btcwavt. 11. T. Stewart , Stewart & Sons DENTISTS, ills, Mississippi. In surrounding country visl !r homes w hen requested. .1Y ROBINSON, OSKTIST. OFFICR OVKH & Archer's Erug Store, jui;i;nvillk, iihs. CcD. Hampton, "shgiheeraS surveyor. buy and sell Real Estato and p payment of taxes. filrzliiskt Building. dcc281y IL OYER TBS STATE. Chief Clerk Day, who arrived on the Morning Star, thinks the owners of the Crown Point should make prpoals to tins pests! authorities to carry the mail m additional day during the high wiitcT season. Commercial Herald. Greenville made a gallant fight but the flood poured down npou her in greater volume than she could over come, and the streets are now flooded. Greenville ia a lively city, but she will always have this drawback. If she ouly had a portion ot our bluff she would be all right. Natchez Banner, The Banner appears to think that Grecuvilie hasn't any "bluff." The citizens of Greenville fought the water manfully but to no avail the pitilesH wave broke through their levees, making Greenville the Venice of America. While it will be a blow to the town no one acquainted with her past record can indulge in specu lative skepticism as to its future Twice caved into the river and de stroyed by fire in the past, yet the energy of her citizens remained nu daunted, and Jroin each disaster she Las grown iu wealth, population aud enterprise. Success and a bright future for our sister city. Bolivar Review. From the testimony brought out oU the Investigation by Mayor Neyland of the shooting of Jim Johuson by Grant Bonney, the Court decided that the shooting was accidental. Bouncy was then tried for carrying concealed weapons. He was prepared to prove that he accidentally found the pistol a short tinae previous to' the accidental shooting, and the case was dismissed. On Sunday evening following, a broth er, of Jim, Hose Johuson accidentally got into a difficulty with Robt. Knight who accidentally picked up a brick and accidentally hit Moso on the bead, fioin which he was knocked sensible for scvoral hours. On Wednesday evening Mayor Neyland accidentally fined thorn $8.45 each. Accidents will happen. Woodvlllo Republican. Tho Richmond, (Va.) Stales says t "It has been said that one of the most learned and profound constitu tional lawyers in the United States Senate is Senator George- of Missis sippi. His speech in the Senate on the Republican proposition that the Senate should investigate the case of Henry J. Franz, who, it is alleged, was ill-treated at Aberdeen, Mississippi, a short tlnio ago, will servo the more firmly to establish his reputation. There hnd not been delivered Iu the Senate Iu a long tlmo in comprchcn sivo, so succinct, so forclblo an exposi tion of the delegated and the reserved powers of the States. It was such ac curate and faithful construction of tho great Instrument which renders pow crless all evasion, distortion aud nils Interpretation of tboso who would pervert Its plain and simple teaching." Greouvllle is under water. After gallant struggle that did honor to her pluck and determination, Mississippi's brightest aud livest city has had to succumb to tho discomforts of a torn' porary inundation. We hope and be lieve the barm done will not be Tory serious. Anything that injures Green villo must altect the whole Delta. We glory in tbo vim and vitality of our indomitable neighbor, and we hate like the mischief to soe her rooolving a set back of auy kind. But now that her streets aud stores are to be subjected to a slight dampuess for awhile, wo are 1 willing to wager CUV existence that she will boar the iutrmlou with the same fortitudo and buoyancy of spirit that bave ever marked her In the trying moments of the past. God bless Greenville 1 The Mississippi river is not big enough to daunt her courage. Bolivar Democrat. As has been statod in these columns before, Dr. Thos. Washburn, the energetic owner of tho Stafford's Well property, is building a handsomo hotel out there aud othorwise improving the place preparatory to making it a sum mer resort and watering place; the water belug as fine as any in the South. Ono of the main features will be to secure a good road from Winona to the well, a distance of about three miles. The Board of Supervisors has becu pulitioutid to graut the construe- tiou of the road aud the route hns been survcyod, but we do not know what tho report of the committee will be, or what action the Board will take, but wc do know that It is to the interest of the towu of Wiuona, us well as to tho whole people of that neighborhood to have such au Institution among them, for it alouo would afford a market for a great deal of tho country produco'ralsed around it, besides tho bonellt to the town of soveral hundred visitors coiniug ucre every summer aud spending weeks and mouths, as it were, right among us. Winona Ad vance. TI1ELT EE50irTI0S Special to Times-Democrat. Rosedalo, Miss-. April 2. An i:u- portaut meeting of ciiizeus of Bolivar coi.utv was held in the eourt house at Ro edale to-day. Dr. J. W. DuUuey, Mayor of Roedah, presided. (Jn motion of Hon. Charles tcott, President of the Board of Levee Com missioners, seconded by Hon. E. II. Moore, President of the Board of Suiervisors of Bolivar couuty, the fol lowing resolutions were adopted by acciamtion : Whereas, great damage has been done to the people of the Yazoo-Delta and the country generally In the Lower Mississippi Valley by the loug and continued bigh water now prevailing In the great inland sea, that is bearing the commerce of many States, aud sweeps by our shores on its onward course to the Gulf; and, Whereas, the people of this particu lar section have spared neither money nor labor in their efforts to build suit able kikes to keep within its channel the water of this mighty river, the total amount expended by them since 1882 aggregating something over $3,000,0oU, aud it is now manifest to all meu who have carefullv Investi gated the subject that with levees made of a sufficient height aud strength this fertilization of our comineu country, rapidly developing ou all sides, can be thoroughly, lastingly protected ; and, Whereas, the inundation now pre railing and all similar occurrences not only do great damage to the inhabit ants of the Mississippi Valley aud their In bio Dossessions. but also larirolv teed to damage the general public by interrupting commerce ana the mails on laud and water; on land by the toppsge of traius on tho various rail roads now Ucated on this territory, aud on water by the creation of ihoali and sand bars, interfering seriously at certain seasons of the year with the navigation of the river ; and, Whereas, for all these reasons It Is a matter of National importance that our levees be so strengthened and enlarged as to make them absolutely safe and secure uudcr all circumstances, and it Is manifestly right aud proper that the goneral government assist us In this work, so essential and bonetlcial not ouly to our welfare but to the com mcrclal Interests of a large number f States of the Union ; therefore Resolved, That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be re quested to use their utmost eflorts to secure a liberal appropriation to aid the Mississippi River Commission iu its highly crcditablo and Intelligent effort to improve the navigation of the stream, and especially in that part of Its work directed to tho levee bunding as an auxllliary in tho accomplishment of ilsbeneuccut aud lmportaut mission, aud that these resolutions by respect fully referred to Congress as a petition In this behalf; be It also Rosolved, That the aid of tho press, North and South, be Invoked, and that the great question of the protection of tho entire MIsslnsippi-Delta be (Us cussed from the broad standpoint we bavo herelu indicated, and not from the comparatively narrow one of pro- toctlou to tho lauds and property of tho peoplo living in the Delta. The foregoing resolutions are timely in our fcllow-clti.ons aud fellow-suffor- crs of Bolivar, which our people or their city and county authorities should Imitate. Gen. Corastock on the Situation. THS CUISTiTrilOWL CO.UEJTHW. KOl S'tr SI ItVKYOItW. IL ENGINEERS i ' AND il Instate Agent, 1U,K ... MISS leap JVIoney. josals arG'invited from own plantations in this and any counties for first more inns I IOfCi TIM IS RATES cT INTEREST. lilies TuisLts & Skinner. "An interesting discussion has becu lukiug place between lloury Guurge and Uon. Flske iu the Arena upon the question, 'How to Destroy tho Rr.m Power?" Mr. George's plan Is to de stroy it by sweeping away all restrlc tious aud by inaugurating an era of frco rum. lie holds that tho restric tions upou liquor felling givo riso to tho orgauuntiou of tho saloon and Its activity m politics. 'If we would re-" move tho liquor iulcrost from polilic?, let us abniidoti all attempt Iu tux aud restrict It."' Geu. r'isko Is the oppo site; prohibition prohibits this U tho ouly wieo and suro remedy. Special to Timcs-Domoorat. Washington, April 8. Gen. Cora stock, president of tbo Mississippi Riv er Commission, was expected to ap pear to-day before tho rivers and har bors committee, partly to givo testi mony in regard to tho present condi tion of tlio river aud partly in roirard to tho proposed scientific survey of the Rod rlyor. Owing to importaut mat- tors in tiio Houso, however, the com mittee decided to postpone the hcariug till to-morrow. Speaking on tho sub- teet of tbo condition of tho lovees. (Jen. Comstoclc lavs ; -Cut) we have socu the worst of tho floods, but It Is not easy to predict the outcome. Tho high water at Cin cinnati six days ago is just reaching Cairo, and I hopo the river at that point has felt its effect. If the recent rains iu the Mississippi Valley havo not raised tho river level, matters will be hardly worse than they have been. The cxtrome height of the rivor at Vlcksburg during tho flood of 1882 was 49 foot. It is now 4G.2 foot at that point, aud if tho Yazoo Delta gets as full as it did iu 1882, when the water came out the mouth of the Yazoo river it would raiso the Mississippi about 4 feet This would probably mean aa overflow below Vicksburg along the Tensas front. Tho Yazoo basin is, however, not yet full, and if tna rivor falls aoovo the points at which the crevasses are situated, it will not become overflowed. One of tho dangers to be estimated Is the ability ot the levees to rosist the present straiu to which thoy nro being subjected. They grow softer and weaker daily through the action of tbe wator, and tho Iougor the strain lasts tho greater tho danger of an overflow. Tho com' mi"sion has sunlcicut funds on hand to last for a few days longer, but if present conditions continue more money will be nocded." It is now reasonable to assume that the "Yazoo Delta," will not got near as full as It did lu '82. It is not probn bio that either tho Yazoo uor tho Sun flower streams will, except In tho lower sections, got more than bauk full. As what (ion. Comstock Apprehends is not probablo, It follows that the lovocs of the Tensas front will goncrally hold. Tlui3 is sccu tho result and tho proof of the wisdom of lovecs, of kcplug as near as possible au of tiim water of TUB RIVER IN THE KIVK1L The best protection to tho Tensas front Is tho lovees of tho Yazoo front. Sunflower Tocsin. The situation should be looked upon as a problem to be solved by patience, forbearance aud determinatiou, and not as a Gordian kuot to bo severed with a strode of tbe pen. The convention should be careful to leave untouched the present organic law In parts where a change can effect no good, useful, or practical results ; keeping in mind that they are not called for the purpose of preparing a new Constitution feb be, but for the purpose of correcting the evils of the present one. In considering the question of suf frage we are necessarily confined to very narrow limits we are hedged by a commanding neeesslty on one side, and by the Federal Constitution en the other. To steer clear of tbe Constitu tional obstructions, and obtain tLs re lief we desire is a problem whick has balUed tbe master minds of our State. but I am of the opinion that In the Idea of the Greenville Times, which amplified by ono of its correspondents over the signature of "Delta," in its Issue of March loth, is to be found the key to this puzzling question. Let there be au annual poll tax of say not less tbau 42.00, or more than $4.00, to be fixed by the Legislature. Let this tax be paid at the option of the rotor and collectable on or bofore the 1st day ef January of each year; when paid by the time mentioned, tho party paying it, If otherwise qualified, to have the right of casting a vote at the next ensuing election: his proper registration aud receipt for this tax, takon together, to be his passport and only passport to the polls. In connec tion with this the Legislature could bo empowored to cxonipt certain persons from the operation of this law, as for lustauce, persons over a eortain ago, tho doaf, dumb, blind, maimed, and perhaps the Legislature could be glvon fuller powers of exemption than tho ouo aboye mentioned, aud which would niu la giving such a law a greator and more satisfactory effect. This as a law presents many advau tages. It is not Iu conflict with the Federal Constitution. It Is simplo and practical. If the negroes avail thonv selves of Its privileges at all it will ouly be the better class of them who own property, are well to do, and are Identified with the welfare of the country, and whoso vote is not as objcctiouable as that of the race taken as a whole. It would have tho effect of preventing tho Toting of a large class of transient blacks and whites, who have no intorcst whatovor in the question upon which they voto, but whoso voice Tory often decides our elections. A fixed aud bona fide resi dence iu the Stato aud county for at least one year, before becoming a qual lilcd votor, would be a doslrable change lu our prcsont law, but would only afford a temporary relief to the Delta counties. Added to tho above should be tho furthor safe-guard of an elective law gotten up on the plan of the Auetra Han method. This seems to hayo given geuoral satisfaction iu those States which have adopted it, and it securo tho best results lu localities whore there Is a preponderance of Ignorant Totcrs. Aud as au additional security, power should be lodged with the Legislature to prescribe and tlx a property and educational qualification or both, and it should have the power to proscribe those qualifications, either for tho State as a whole or for such parts or see tlous of it as it may deem proper. Our prcseut school laws are also being generally discussed, aud no doubt will be modified to somo extent by the convoution. There aro many other changes lu our Constitution proposed, but it would bo impossible lu this article to discuss them all. I feel that if those I have reforred to satisfactorily aud success fully made, tho couvcutlou will not havo met in valu. Very respectfully, J. Holmes Barer CO SOT Mayersville, Miss., April 3, 1890. Mr. Ertrroit: I see a few signs around me of dis position to be cast dow n by the flood which is now upon us aud whose ex treme height bas not yet been reached. People are already beginning to sigh because it bas passed the 1882 stage and prophecy that there can be no cot ton raised after it subsides. Granting that it will in most eases go beyond the marks of that year, what bas that to do with the situation as far as mak ing a crop of cotton is concerned. It is as bard to plant in water six feet deep as if it were ten. It is of course a little more inconveuient U house the people than it would be if the water had not already run all of them out, but then there is no more fear to be justified now than then from the heighth of water. The habit of early planting has not increased the yield of cotton at all. Iu fact one never sees that extra fine cot ton that was once so common all over this section of country and many ex perienced farmers attribute the falling off on rich land especially to this cause. It. is claimed that cotton is a hot weather crop that is best raised and cultivated In hot weather. I have seen cotton chopped out late In July and make a fair crop. I hare seen it planted in June as lato as tho tcuth and still make a good crop. If the present crop is in the ground by May 15th I have no doubt that there will be more cotton raised than tho peoplo that are raising it will pick. Tho planters are of course compelled to pledge their property in most cases to raise a crop on land that has to be found with a sounding line at the time when most of them are iu tho bablt of planting, but this should not discour age any ono who has secu this section of country riso from its misfortune to greater glory and prosperity. Do not despair. There Is no cloud so dark that silver lining cauuot be found behind It. Let no mean man sow seed of discontent clthor In fun or in earnest. Thore Is hope aud prosperity ahead If we ouly work aud faint not. Elmo Wilson. rrniic nws. SI10RT-SIGHTED L1TE.XT03S. IDVCHTIM.VU KAltS. The foUowir.p will kot.tii fiitart contract. for advrrtisiniE, dmet-tic and i ri .; . . ye.r. Attending to Bis Investments." Age-Herald. Col II. M. Bass, a wcll-kuown Mls- slsslpplau, who has been In Greenville, that Stato, for the past six months at tending to his Investments, but who has been in Donver, Col., is in the city lookiug after good investments. Col. Bass is on his first visit to the magic city, and is already a most enthusiastic admlror of it. In speaking to an Age Herald reporter last night, he said : "I have been in almost every city of prominence in America and looked over them all. I consider Denver the Paris of America. I believe that it is so admitted by those who have visited it. it can boast or tbe finest opera house, tho fiuest hotols, the finest busi ness houses and the most enterprise and vim of any city In the country, except nouo, and I must say that Blr mingham comes next to It, tbe pro grcssive differences having been taken Into consideration. It has the real Denver snap and spirit about It, and it is one of the few cities in which the cosmopolitan stranger fools thoroughly at home." ''Then you think you will locate hero i" was asked. That 1b a quostion that I am not prepared to state just at present have been hore but a day or so, aud all of my time has been occupied seeing the sources of substantial pros perity that Birmingham has to offer, Just how fuvorably I have been im pressed I havo told you, Durlug the next few days I shall look into the fields that aro open aud afford au op portunlty for lucrative investments. am in love with the town aud want to live in It." Merit Wins. we desire to say to our citizens that we have been selling Dr. King's Nw Discovery for Consumption, Dr. King's New Life. Pills, Itncklcn's Arnica Salve und Klectrlo flitters, and have never handled remedies limt sell ns well or tl.rtt have itlven such uulvurtid sutls fiirtion, We do not hesiluta to KOKr-in-tv linn) ever' time, mid wenlunU readv to refund the purcliuse f , 1(.ftt(;. torv re;:'.t; uo ,mt inow t,lr 11RU Thesa remedies have won their great impnlarity purelv on their merits A. M. rlnlay A Co., Druggists, Thanks to (Jen. Comstock. N. O. Picayune. Tho Chamber of Commerce and In dustry of this city last night adopted resolutions of thanks to General Cyrus B. Comstock, President or the Missis sippi Pvivor Commission, and to the members of that body for the prompt and efliccut munner in which they bavo used the means at their command for the maintenance of the works they had constructed to control and utilize tbe vast forces of the Mississippi River. Tho Commission has behaved in a maimer that must commend it to the gratitudo of all tho peoplo lu tholowor Mississippi valley, and w hile the oml- ncnt engiucers and physical philos ophers who constltuto It Woro actuated iu all they did by a strict scuse of duty, they desorvo something more than tho approval of their individual consciences. They should bavo snob, generous and spontaneous expressions ot public commence and esteem as our Chamber' of Commerce has so fretly volod. Wo aro glad to record the fact whou so much solllsh aud tin just caviling has been indulged In by the enemies of tho Commission and of tho true nilero.li of tho Mississippi Valley. Large assortment of Rings, Bet Kings, Gold Jewelry, at Oct. l,-tf Plain Gold and Plated Fkank Binukk's. Mpre Choctaw. ' Lkota, Miss., April 7, 1890. Editor Times : , Iu Mr. McNeil's first letter rcgardiug the etymology of Itta Bcua he claim there is uo such word ns "itta" In tho Choctaw lauguagc, and that the word Gov. Humphreys iutondod to use mean we camp hero," or words to that effect. I introduced Claiborne's His tory to show that there is such a word aud that it means wood or forest. In his second letter ho says Mr. Claiborne spelled the word wroug aud that Itt Bona moaus log cabin. Well, Clal home's History is certainly recognized as good authority. Iu all rtido lan guages thero is a deficiency of words and tho Choctaw furnishes no excep tion, so thoy uso tho word "itta" to mean wood, wooden, woods, forest, etc. Tho ChoctrtW word for cabin or houso ig not bona or abena, but 'chook-a" or "chook-cha'' as in such words as cha-pa-chook-cha, a baik house, or tusk-a-chook-a, houso of the warriors, an ancient temple, situated about the prcsont Noshoba, or Kemper county, tills Stato, whero tho Oon-ka-la or prlosts guardod tho bonos of tho renowned warriors burled there Gov. Humphreys considered the placo a homo with all tho meaning possessed by thot word in our lan guage, and not morely a cabin or house, aud taking Into consideration tbo surroundings namod hie placo ac cordingly, If ho bad wantfd to namo his place log-cabin ho would havo used tho word "Chok-ittft." There Is au old Choctaw Indian living ou Itoebuck Lake now who will tell anybody that Itta Bona menus "Houso in tho Woods." Respectfully, D. S. HUMl'HltKVS. An Act to provide for the collection of taxes on merchants doing busiuess in auy locality for a less period than one year. Section 1. Be it enacted by the leg islature of the State of Mississippi, that iu all c asses where a mercbaut or vendor of merchaucise shall locate and commence business in any county or town after tho time for assessing taxes, it shall be the duty of tbe tax collector, when issuing a privilege license to said merchant or vendor, to assess tbe regular ad valorem tax as sessed on other property in such couuty and to report at once such as sessment to the clork of the board of supervisors for entry en the assess ment rell. If the time for collecting taxes has arrived, the collector shall at the time of assessing such taxes, collect the same. Cities and towns may assess aud collect taxes ou sach persons in like mauner; provided, such morchaut or vendor may be exempt from tax by showing thst the capital invested in such business had previously been assessed in the State for the same year. This act shall take effect immediately, Approved Febuary 21. 1890. An Act to require the State Treasurer to pay over to the Board of Levee Commissioners for the Yazoo-Mis sissippi Delta, certain lovee funds now in bfs hands, arising from the payment and collection of delinquent District No. 1 Lovoe Taxes, aud for other purposes. Whereas, There is now in hands of tho State Treasurer about the sum of six thousand dollars of lovee funds, arising from the sale aud redemption of lands forfeited and sold to the board of levee commissioners of the State of Mississippi, district number one, or of lauds sold to the Slato that stood charged with the tax aforesaid ; aud whereas, there are still other lauds un redooined aud unsold which stand charged in part, with said levee tax, which may in any mauner be paid into the Stato Treasury, as said lauds are redoomod or sold; and whereas, the said levee board, district number one aforesaid, has boon abolished, and the lands formorly constituting said dis trict with othor lands have boon in corporated in a new district, by the name of tbe board of lovee commis sioners for tho Yazoo Mississippi Delta, and thoroby said last named board has become entitled to havo and to use all tbo levco funds aforesaid now and hereafter to be collected from lands in tho said last named lovee district for levee purposes ; therefore, Section 1. Bo it enacted by the Legislature of the Stato of Mississippi, as follows: Tho said State Treasurer shall forthwith pay ovor and fully ac count to tho treasurer of. the said board of loveo commissioners for the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta for all moneys aud funds now iu his hands, or that may hereafter como Into his hands, arising from the sale or redemption of lands charged in wholo or in part with the taxes imposed and levied by the terms of the act incorporating the said board of lovee commissioners, district number one. lie shall tako the rccoipt of tho treasurer of the said board of levoe commissioners for the Yazoo Mississippi Delta, for all such sums so paid over to him, which payment and receipt shall act as a full acquittance to said State Treasurer of all sums so paid over and accounted for by him( and for which he shall bave taken tbe recoipt of said lovee treasuror as afore said. Soc. 2. It shall be the duty of tho treasurer of tho said board of levee commissioners to accept, receive and receipt for all moneys that the said State Treasurer shall be bound to pay over and account for to him, for the use of said board ; aud also to receive and receipt for all othor sums that may accrue from the redemption or salo of any lands standing charged with the said district numbor one, loveo taxes as aforesaid, no matter by whom said payments shall be made ; and for tho faithful disposition of all such sums the said treasurer may receive under the terms of this act ho shall bo liable on his boud as tho treasurer of said board, as for the receipt aud disposi tion of any and all other lovee funds. Sec 3. The Auditor of Public Ac counts, hereafter, on tho redemption or salo of any lands uow held by the former district number ono lovee board, or by the Stato of Mississippi, where the lands so redeemed or sold stand charged with any such district numbor ouo lovee taxos, shall collect all such district number ouo taxes as aro now required to bo collected by law ; and all such sums so collected by him ho shall forthwith pay over to tbe treasurer of the said board of levee commissioners for tho Yazoo-M'issUalp-pi Delta, Instead of to tho State Treas urer, as heretofore. And all such pay ments so mado by him to tho said treasurer of said leveo h'vrd shall be mado in the samo maiiuk ' and with tho samo checks and balancers ho is now required by law to pay over to said treasurer all moneys collected in the redemption or salo of lands subject to and charged with taxes for the said Yazoo-Mississippi Dvlta lovee district. Sec. 4. That this act shall tako ef fect from Its passage. Approved February 22, 1890, A few mouths ago au inventor of certain apparatus of a very simple character, which could have been readily duplicated in many diffifnt forms, was offered $6,000 for the right to a certain inland town. Ho was a poor man aud needed tbe mouey badly. The reader supposes, of course, that the inventor jumped at the chauce and pocketed the money on the spot, Not he; he told tho buyer that the patent was worth $100,000, and he was not going to sell one town in New York State for $6,000. The same inventor was offered a similar sum for another large town in the State, or $10,000 for only two cities in the eountry, but he refused to take it. We have these facts from the Inventor himsolf, aud they are correct Before it was too late to negotiate, we berated tbe man soundly for his folly, but he was deaf to all argument. The sequel was that the in venter never sold a single right, and has his patent to this day, The fatuity of inventors on this one point, the valuo of their patents, is wholly incomprehensible from a busi ness point ef view. If a farmer was offered $10,000 for tcu bushels of potatoes, aud refused it upon the ground that the bushols would produce tous of potatoes, he would be no more Ineonsistont than the Inventor who refuses a good round sum of money for an unmarketed iuvention. Yet this is what thoy do every day iu the year. Thore aro men walking the streets In poverty who have devices of more or loss value, which, Iu tho hands of business men. would have commer cial value, that they refuse to part with becauso they are not paid highly enough in their own estimation Let luventors remember, for their own good, that an undeveloped, un marketed iuvention is of no more value than the paper the patent is written on. It has possibilities, no doubt, but these last aro lutanglblo, aud before they can bo converted luto dollars and cents another head must bo called in, and as his risks are greator than the inventor's, ho must have an adequato reward. Every patent of auy prospective value, even, bas to be litigated soouer or later, and this costs money; its yalue Is not established until the absolute priority of the patont is sot tied. If luventors would only bear these facts in mind, and sell their Inventions as soon as possible thore inch .... i incut s S coin ma.. 1 eoiuuia. 1. -K' 2. --I 4 oo 5 in J'- !iM4 1''.' .VM 1,i.' . I T .100 mi, '::," (ono .'I il,.' :u,','j f.eoo iiim :sti,H! :,Hj'i Mod ! (".I) 04 ! !),, oui u os PrivlltEi; ,t'cl)3n,'ine ftgnlur advertisement. once moulh without cliaraa ANNOTJNCESirSTS. Beat Offices, ... $ 5.00 Couuty and District, - - 10.00 "Calls" Charged as Announcements. 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LUMBER YARD, NEAR THE AJV.O.cj- T.lt.Jl. Depot. Having opoucd a Yard as above, I will keep on baud ALL MANNER OF LUMBER rOBBUILJINaPUBPOSSS. CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Plans furnished for all stylos of dwell ings ou application. Office at tho Yard. aplO 15. r. VAUGIIT. would be fewer disappointed WORTHAM & GRIFFIN, Anions. I ' entocs. The above from Tbe Engineer Is good advice, aud worth heeding by patoutces. Similar iucidcuts to the one related have frequently como to our kuowlodge, and while It may not bo wlso to accept the first offer the patontoo ef a valuable invoution has for his patont, it often happens that a hotter prlco can be had for a patent when it is fresh from tho Patont Of fice than afterward. Ed. Scientific American. Largo assortment of Bronze and Marhlo Clocks, Sterling and Plated Siverwaro, at Oct. 19,-tf Frank Binder's. IK OCTOGENARIAN ATHLETE. PltUkura- Leadar'. Htn Tork Letter.) A queor looking little specimen of humaulty with an armfull of news papers stood outside of the Grand Central Depot the other afternooa, crying his wares. His hair was long and unkempt, bis trousers were frayed at tbe sdges, there were patches of poverty on his jacket, but his eye was clear aud his flattened nose showed that he was the here of many a gutter battle. A pompous-looking Individual, with his groat coat thrown open, a hoavy cane in his hand and dressed in tho height of fashion, canio swinging himself down the street In gorgeous style. The boy pulled one of hie papers out, offered it to the swell, and was re warded for his efforts by a thump on the back with the heavy cane. The little follow howled with pain. Tho cabmen who were at the depot gate smiled and the other boys laughed in do rision. Tho swell had proccedod about three steps on his way when a firm hand grasped him by tho collar, shook him vigorously, and an old man, six foot two, as straight as a grenadier and holding a heavy malacca stick threateningly Jover him asked, "How dare you hit a boyT The swell tried to shako himself looso, but it was no use. The old man's hand was firm, tho crowd was growing larger aud the boy was howling as though his heart would break. " You, sir," went on tho old man, as tho blood mounted to bis face, " are a disgrace to humanity. Old as I am I can thrash you for that cowardly act. Aud if I ever know you to again lift your hand to a boy I will take the law luto my own bauds." The swell's head dropped a little and his face was polo. Tho old man looked him firmly iu the eye, shook hlas again as a cat would a mouse and walked on. As he did so tho llttlo boy, with tears from his cheeks, fol lowed after and tbauked him. The old man patted him affectionately on the head and disappeared iu the crowd. There was no comment except by the small boy, who exclaimed : "Alu't he a daisy?" Ho brushed tho tears from his eyes and in a moment was as busy as evor selling bis papers. Tho old man was a daisy. It was nono other than David Dudley Field, the greatest constitutional lawyer in the world, brother of Cyrus W. and Stephen J. Field. Ho is nearly elghty throo years of ago, but as vigorous as a man of titty. In his young days bo w as a famous boxer and athlete, aud tho way he tackled the howling swell showed that bis good right baud had not forgot its stiuuing. Keep in stock a full huo of Oillco Stationery School Books, Blank Books. Call special attention to our 12 Mo's and Papertries, LEATHER OOODS, ALBUMS. AUTOGRAPHS, Gold and Steel Pens, Sogers' and Wostonholm's Cutlery, CIOARS, Eto.. Eta. "07 ST. CHARLES HOTEL, 0 TUG AMERICAS FLA51. Coionkl I. A. NEWMAN. Manager. Oreonvillo. 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