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11IE TIMES: GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, SA.TDKOAT, MAKOT 29, tm.
THE GREENVILLE TIMES. ' the oelta endangered. The Mississippi Kiver Coajraiseion leaves St LonU Established in 1803. Oldest Newspaper Issued in 00 "snnuai lour or river inspection on we ana or April. Uefore this body this district bps important mutton to the Delta, Published by bring up. The weakness of the levees at the lower end of The Times Printing and PublishineComp'nv Lk Bo''- threatens the country with an overflow I 1 1 J I 1 1i M A i i buuum any Kina oi a uign river resuu irom vao pre?eni Office on Main Street, Opposite Postoifioe. Two Dollars a Year by Sub scription. Five Cents a week Delivered at Your Home by Carrier. Entered at the Postoffice at Greenville, Mississip pi, as Second-Class Mail Matter. H. T. CROSBY, Business "Manager. SATURDAY. MARCH 29. 1902. M. W. CONNOLLY, THE LECTURER. from the rains that are now general throughout the country. This threatened break, we are told by competent engineers can be averted, if we escape it this year, by tbo putting in ot revetment work at a cost of between $75,000 and $100,000. The only other way to protect the country will be to build a levee around the back side of the lake, which will necesitate the throwing out of valuable farming lands. This, together with the dirt work, right-of-way, etc., will cost the country upwards of $600,000. Should a break in the levees occcr, which is very prob able owing to its caving condition at the above named point, it will be a repetition of the Stopp's break of 1897, which was one of the most destructive to the planting interests this district ever experienced. We believe it is the duty of the president of the levee board of this district to call a meeting of the prominent planters and members of the levee board before the Com mission arrives, prepare a memorial, and select a com mittee to' present it to the River Commission, urg ing upon these commissioners the necessity for this $75,000 appiopriation for the District's protec tion. Greenville, in our point of view, is the risht and for it is so cen- On Wednesday evening, under the auspices of the Elks. Mr. M. W. Connolly, the talented editor of the Memphis Commercial Appeal, delivered a lecture on "Op timism in Literature ' at the Urund :Upera House to a large and appreciative audience, presided over by Hon J. M. Jayne. who prefaced the lecture with a brief but appropriate introduction. The subject of the lecture, as the title indicates, was a task for a master mind, and the gifted lecturer rose to the occasion and carried his audience with him in his grand proper place for this meeting to be held, flights. Humanities of humanity was the burden of his trally situated, that members and planters can come from Bong. From the realms of philosophy, literature and I every point in the District,and the meeting will therefore art, he copiously extracted the essence of optimism and be largely attended. Heretofore we have lacked in hotel rendered it divine. On the background of pessimism, as accommodations to entertain any large number of invited represented by soulless intellectuality, he powerfully por- guests, but such is not the case now, for today we have trayed the graces of faith, hope and charity optimism in a hotel, which, in point of accommodation and service, concrete. It was reassuring to the wavering and like stands second to none in the South, and an Opera House - good wine to the weary a veritable tonic in these days of that will seat 1,000 people. rank commercialism. There is another argument in favor of the meeting be For upward of an hour he led his audience by the hand, ing held in Greenviile and that is the questions to be dis- as it were, to the highest planes of art and poetry, deline- cussed and the appropriations to be asked for will be rota ating as he went the work of the world-saver the tive to the Mississippi district, and if our people meet the optimist. commissioners in St. Louis, Memphis, or in some other Come again, Mike, and feast us with the best of all city outside ot the state, these commissioners cannot have fhe ages. the time to give their full attention to our demands upon ; After the lecture a sumptuous banquet was spread in thein, as their time will be mostly taken up with matters the large hall of the Elks, to which the leadiog citizens pertaining to the district in which the place of meeting is of Greenville were invited, including Governor Longmo. held if on the river. A NEEDED CHANGE. There is no denying one fact, and that is that the night trains between Memphis and New Orleans should come oy Greenville, intif And of Lrftlnnd. nwinc to the size of the city and the great convenience to the traveling public. Heretofore we could not blame the railroads for not mak ing the change, as the proper hotel facilities could not be had, but now,since the Cowan has opened this reason can be used no more, as this hotel is one of the most up-to-date iu the state. Another matter the attention of the Business League should be called to. And that in. there is a movement on - , - j foot to run No. 5 direct to Natchez and not New Orleans. This would not onlv increase our number of visitors but would benefit Greenville in many ways. Now to all these benefits to Greenville there is one thing that stands in the way, and that is the present loca tion of the station at Wilczinski, as some 10 or 15 minutes are consumed by a passenger in having to back up to this place, which would not be the case if the station was at the switch or somewhere convenient on the main line and near the public road, so as to make it convenient for those who live in the vicinity to reach there. Time is all to a rail road, and before these trains can be brought by here this depot will have to be changed. The matter is an im portant one and should receive the attention of the League at their firBt meeting. We have no doubt but what the depot can be moved either through the property owners whose interest is Greenville's interest, or through the railroad commissioners of the state. And should the change be agreed upon we are confident the officials of the road can be appealed to in strong enough language to move their depot and put in the necessary side tracks. This is an important move for Greenville and the League should take hold of it and push it throngh at once. w. a. wnaauM, everman & sro;; lOOiOOO mm o ibjtojUtA fcWaAfarsm B f BoltMrKmatfea. Rgtwr UtUU 4 Jj; MtteUMllllMMrtl. Ob M 4oU , mi; yymnt mm - PNf m Abo Choke Lots bi Gmnvi Uka ' v ... i thy. wi bf too obolofrfeMaat for fe oOMwropiMi NOT ARKANSAS CITY, BUT GREENVILLE. Hebron & ?(! General Insurance Ag Opera House Building, Greenville, Mk the Chancellor, Judges and ex-Judges and members of the bar and medical profession. KING'S DAUGHTERS' MAY DAY. This is a matter of great importance to our people and should be looked after by those in authority. A meeting with the commissione rs should be arranged here, the call published ;n every paper in the Delta, and letters sent to promitent citizens and planters inviting them to attend. Later Since writing the above we learn that Presi dent Jayne and Engineer Sommerville will leave for Washington tomorrow on a letter from a Senator stating that he thought if they would come to Washington a bill The ladies of the King's Daughters' Circle have started a movement which grows in interest with each passing day. The object of the movement is to raise money for the King's Daughters' Home, an institution in which every citizen is deeply interested, and who are in full sympathy could be prepared and passed eriving them the needed ap with any movement for good. So deeply are our citizens propriation for this point. We trust the above will prove interested in the welfare of the King's Daughters' Home true and if it does to this Senator and our President of that they will not only' volunteer their services but will the Board and engineer the full credit and thanks of the give every financial aid to make the efforts of these noble people of the district are due. Still, to us it looks like a ladies a grand success. wild goose chase, for the river and harbor bill has This movement, or plan, is to give a regular May Day been passed and appropriations to this end are made and celebration, on which occasion the city of Greenville will in charge of the river commission for their allotments. take a holiday. A grand flower parade will lie the feature The only plan then to secure it that we can see is as in of the morning's program, and handsome prizes will be I the past to make before this honorable body a present given for the best displays, and at night a great feast will ment of the case and ask for the needed appropiation and be had. To accomplish this the committee has been at we are confident, liberal as they have always proved work and have raised some $300 in cash and prizes already themselves to the district, when a just demand is mode from our liberal-hearted merchants and business men. upon them, we will get the appropriation asked and it is That the whole affair will be a success we have no the only way to get it. doubt. The ladies are working hard and earnestly, the Special to the Times-Democrat. tiacKson,, March 24, tt. .Louis capitalists are now considering the plan to build a railroad traversing the State from east to west, connecting with the 'Frisco at Nettleton, passing tnrough Okolona, Houston and Grena da ana crossing the river at Arkansas Uity. The promo ters of the Nashville and MiKKinsirmi Dfiltn a railroad re. cehtly incorporated, are still at work on the plan and with fair hopes of success. The first atangement made with other cspitalists to finance the road fell through, but a proposition has been made to the St. Louis people, and a decision, which it is hoped will be favorable, is expected Within the next tew days. Ihe project contemplates an alliance with the Iron Mountain, which is said to be think ing of tapping the Missisippi Delta, There is a mistake iu the above. This road is to tap tttialH!. Cloth and Wooden CasTteh nM t SOMMER BI Tank Manufacture;' ' t And Woodi Funeral Directors And Embalmersj jg milti i mili itl the Iron Mountain at Greenville and not Akansas city, as the new road now building on the Arkansas side is not over six miles from the city and can be run to a point opposite the city where it can be reached by transport. Greenville will get this road to enter the city whether the new road is built across the state or not. and Linings Always in Stock. Telephone and Telegraph Orders Promptly Atte OMX BAT KD BIGHT. , telephone No. A, j: THE POLICEMAN-CHICAGO VS. GREENVILLE. people of the town are leaving nothing undone that should be done to help along this good work, and from both the helned and the helners we errant that himness. trreint. oranrl and good, will attend their efforts. The noble work of ine Pouce 01 nica?i 11 18 "aid, are the poorest th KW' Daiisrhtern is too well known hv nnr nitizBn salaried officers in the United States when population of for us to comment upon, and now that thev are in need oitie8 are considered, receive $1,000 a year. The Amerl ot funds, and by the above plan the ladies are positive the can ? daily newspaper of that city, is advocating higher mnnv win h rii(l nvrv man in Omnninll whn pamnes ior ner men on me ground mat tne riSK ana called upon by them for anything, should respond cheer- hardships they undergo, together with the cost of their fully, and if they have not been solicited, or if they can weanng apparel leaves nothing for their support, results offer suggestions, they should go to these ladies and give ,n very inefficient service. For this same reason we have i i i: ii iii i i ii them every assistance. This is your duty and for doing uoou "x i" wuunes oi me poncemen oi our vour dutv vou will receive the heartfelt thanks of these Bnould 08 raised' and nav0 asked that the -citv co"0" noblewomen. cu raise meir pay to aneasi living wages Liet us compare MISSISSIPPI'S WORLD'S FAIR COMMISSIONERS. Chicago pays her policemen a salary of $1,000 a year The policman's wages in Greenville amounts to only $600 The biographies of the World s Fair Commissioners.ap- a. year. The policeman of Chicago is on duty eight hours pointed by Governor Longino, as given in the Picayune a day, while the Greenville policeman is on duty twelve proves them to be men who are thoroughly indentified long and weary hours. The hazardous risk of the position with the state and its future development We are unac of the policeman in Greenville is identical with the police- quaiuted with the gentlemen, with the exception of Mr. Bur- man's position in Chicago. We have not as many people kett, whose life we have only known in a political way, I whose safety it is the duty of the policeman to guard, or but we have explicit confidence in all, because ot their se- as many criminals to ferret out, but our guardians ot the lection by the governor. law will number but a corporal's squad. The same neat Their first act, ordering the governor to appoint a com- ness of appearance is required of our force, but the waves missioner from each county and supervisor's district, was we give our men does not always meet the requirements an excellent one and will bring about great results. Let Let us sum up the expense of living of the Greenville them follow this up with other acts as good at ' their fut-1 policeman, and then let the councilmen who have op- ure meetings and the state of Mississippi will have an ex hibit at the World's Fair that will amaze the world. THE SAME OBJECTION HERE. The board of aldermen of Clarksdale, Miss., cause to be printed officially in the newspapers the names of all parties arrested and tried before the eity court, together with the penalties imposed upon them. Some of them who get into the mayor's court in Natchez sometimes would object to our board passing a similar order. Natchez! Bulletin. The same objection would be raised here in Greenville I but it would no doubt cause those now playing leading roles in our nightly dramas, "A Rough House," "The posed the raise believe in bis heart, if he can, that he does not deserve more. Salary.... $600 .Board and room, f 20 per mo $240 Clothes, 2 uniform suits per year 50 Helmets, 2 per year 6 Shoes, 4 pairs peryear 12 Overcoat 12 Other wearing apparel 25 Taxes, poll, street and watch 7 Arms, etc 16 Total Expense . ...$3(58 868 and appear in the mayor s iud Aveiuriuauuu. ' Balance,.... ...$232 I a Iabvao htm rtnltr rvtif r4 V. n nAnla 1 4 - . ni,. ,,ri 1, . r . .i . I i i.a uiui uuij vru, u tiuo Trail a IT VI Ik. IU , " , 6 , . . .lt J contribute to chanty, pleasure, to bank, or for sickness, I uuw 0uwh uw jiviivviuiiu w UUW1IVII 111 Mil .(jg OA'UQU CA' penses oi a nome wouia tase up tne utile surplus and no doubt leave the man in debt The policeman's salarv uuuose and moss, wno are very prominent in lennes- should be raised. Argument to the contrary avails noth- see politics just now.read the history or their exemplary (r)ling, for it is too evident a fact that they are too poorly lives twice alay this week in the morning and eyening paid. Raise the salaries and good men will seek the place. newspapers of Memphis. We believe that they will hold The protection of the city demands such' men and it is the their respective historians to account for such vivid duty of our councilmen to insure this protection. It is Sketches. like Iinnrhn'i rhoL it will imt down. In answer to the query in last week's paper of Capt. W. A. Everman as to salaries paid the city officials, rents, etc., we take from the report of the clerk last month the allowances of the board for these items. Below is the list: Mayor Shields $125 00 Tax Collector Lee . " 100 00 Clerk Yerger 100 00 Marshal Casey 90 00 Captain Police Quinn. 60 00 Policemen (6), $50 00 3oC 00 Extra Police Toler. 40 00 Impounder Bell 50 00 Impounder Adams, Asst . . 20 00 Waterworks Engineer Anderson 90 00 Waterworks Engineer Caddenhead 90 00 Chief Fire and Street Foreman Silverstein ... 100 00 Engineer Allen 150 00 Sewerage Engineer Scurry . , 90 00 Treasurer McCoy. , "... . . 25 00 City Physician Jones 40 00 Klepsic, Driver No. 1 . . , 50 00 Fireman (6) . . 165 00 Firemen at Waterwors (2) $0 00 Janitor Harris. .. 750 Janitors School Houses (5) . . 47 00 Rent Paid Mrs. Archer, G. F 50 00 Cart Drivers (5) .' 142 00 "Sanitary men (8).... , 17 00 Rent Office 30 00 School Houses . . . x8 00 ". CEO. M. PYATT, -., . v . U. S. Inspector and Guajer, NEW YORK. Nov. 11, 10: ' This is to certify that I have insped T. ISENBERG LIQUOR CO., of Greer,; 10 barrels Old W. S. Hume Whisky, made in 'Juk i Signed GECK M. PYATT, li Referring to the above we take pleasure in anno; val of above goods, and especially recommend sanr and medicinal use. T. ISENBERG LIQUOR OIJ. $2,066 50 Senator Foster, of Louisiana, offered an amendment to the Rivers and Harbors bill for which he has the thanks of our people for the Greenville appropriation. increasing sum lor improvement to river from head 01 passes to moutn ot Uhio from 12,000,000 to $2,250,000. Inci easing maximum amount which can be contracted ior offline worK irom o,uuu,uuu to ?o, 750, 000. Increasing rate at which this amount may be expend ed irom a,uou,uw to $55,250,000 per year, authorizing the expenditure by the Mississippi river commission of qu,uuu in continuing improvements at Ureenville, Miss.; $20,000 each at Helena, Ark, New Madrid, Mo., and Car- uinersvine,Jvio. moiitgomeiT, Roil) (( GROCERS I For Your Kewfft We have an sbim! things that are good: name. Quality uri, essentials that no p food products shou': the name of Montge Co., - grocers, excellence. COPYRIGHT, FOR THE BEST DRUGS where must one go???? To the t iTwin Drugstores "OF COURSE;" R. W. TILFORD, Phones 79 272 9m Michigan Mutual D 4 "INSURANCE COMPi Oi Detroit, Michigan. 4. Estate Straight Life and En- Gttarafdd dowment Policies Values, PAID UP and EXTEui GEORGE WHEATLI v -KJENERAL AGEOT Cor. Main and Poplar Sts., - Green ' All Goods Delivered. REYS l!SURif "Time Tr; Fire Tc r w WORD Th WISE