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fSgSFS HARRY BERESFORD In Professors Love GfccJW
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Creation of a New Insu
j ar Department.
ress Will be Asked to
sate This Department
Next Session
Pnblic Health Association Aski
'it Canteen be Reinstated..$lo,oiw..
0 for Coast Defences Net Enough.
The Postal Frauds.
' J, ur regular correspondent.)
Kington. Nov. 4, 1903. Politi-
here are disoossing seriously the
Ion of a new department of in-
t j affairs. Tlie need of such a de
aent to oonsider 'matters relating
jalar or colonial affairs of the
'a States is apparent to every
jrho has anything to do with the
"antly increasing problems which
J in the government of our out
possessions. The Bureau of
Jar Affairs in the War Depart-
has a staff of 100 clerks and is
1 Ible to do nearly all that many
i, expect of it. If all the work
. ing to the insular affairs of the
mment were brought together
jr a single department, its
" int, as well as its importance,
" '4 be equal to that of the other
departments of government. A
;ite representation of the islands
ie President's cabinet would bring
,t more unity in colonial rela
i and would permit a more syste-
jo supervision from the capital.
n a m e "insular'is preferred
colonial" and it wottl apply
illv to all our possessions except
ka. It is hardly in keeping with
lolitical ideas that the govern
i . ... nLM! 1 l. 1 .3 V.,
& 01 me riiiiipyiiioB . bhu
(mate at the oapitol by a bureau
de War Department. Porto Rioo
the other hand, has.no admiuis
ive headquarters here. Not t
passes but that many persons 'call
the insular bureau to inouire
thin Hhout Porot Rice, only to
informed that the bureau, has had
ling to do with Porto Rioo v since
I 1, 1900. There is nobody in
Iiioctou to atiBwer inquiries of
I sort and those seeking Jnfornia
tare referred to Governor Hunt. If
tblegram comes here from Porto
9 there is no one to whom it can
inept the President and he has
i time to attend to the questions
ish it mav raise. It is believed
i the Danish West Indies will soon
ait to the United States, and
m and Tntuila are already depen
ois, although they have no defl-
p relations to the national govern
it. We have these islands and we
nd to. keep them, so we might as
il face the issue squarely, define
ir status and govern them syste-
ioally. Nothing would bring this
rat quicker than to establish a de
tment whose duty it would be to
k after the interests and welfare of
outlying territory. "
I o
Men have been issued by the
ing Secretary of War to the com
bing officer of Jefferson barracks,
i to send regular-' troops armed
i loaded jifles to act as an escort
3.000,000 in gold and paper money
ich has been shipped from here to
i United States sub-treasury in St.
is. The money is to be hauled in
J wagons and not, as is custom
in express wagons. This unus
i action of, the War Department
taken at the instanoe of the
nary Departmnet, and was the
am of conditions produced by
- ran on Bt. Louis banks and a
ral strike of teamsters there. The
on the banks produced an urgent
' for cash and when the Treasury
ftment notified the express com
i which have oontraots to ship
7, the oompanies declared that
could not deliver it on account
e teamsters' strike. In this ex
iy the Treasury .called on the
Apartment for army wagons to
the money and for troops to
4 tiiem. A though-the requeet
anusual and liable to bring oriti-
oa the War Department, Aoting
try of War Oliver did not besi
' to grant it.: It is probable that
tion will bring violent denun
" from the teamsters, and per
1 from labor anions generally :
were is no fear of interference
a the drivers of the army wagons,
will be protected by an escort
fairy. . '
George L. Gillespie, chief of
w,haa asked for an appropiia-
more tliau f;0, 000,000 for for
tifications and defenoes in 1903. The
report has just been made publio and
inoludes estimates for the defence of
the Philippines and Hawaii. It asked
for 12,000,000 for defences in the in
sular possessions. The other millions
are asked for the construction of gun
and mortar fcatteries, range and posi
tion finders, searchlights for harbor
defences, sea walls and embankments,
torpedo boats, etc It says that the
sea cost defenoes of the United States
are somewhat more than 05 per cent,
oompleted. Twenty-five of the prin
cipal harbors have a sufficient num
ber of heavy guns and mortars to en
able an effective defence against naval
attacks. Our island possessions are,
however, praoically defenseless as far
as fortifications are concerned.
At a meeting of the Amerloan Publio
Health Association, hold here, a r?
port was adopted deploring the action
of congress in abolishing the. aimy
canteen,and urging its ro-estublish-ment
on its former bisis at the earli
est praoitoal date. The report of a
special committee says, "The ninety
eight post canteens at which light
wines and beer alone were sold have
been replaced wHhin one mile from
military posts by 341 additional sa
loons in the United States and S71 in
the Philippine Islands, dispensing all
kinds of intoxicants, and in many
cases with gambling rooms and in
some cases with houses of ill-fame
attached. It is a matter of evidence
that desertions.abseuces without leave
and trials of summary or other court
martials for drunkeuess and for of
fenses caused by the same, have in
creased and that savings deposited by
the enlisted men have decreased from
an average of $49.49 per man in 1900
to An average of $35.54 per man in
1903. The records of the paymaster
general's office also show that the
fines and forfeitures imposed upon
and collected from the enlisted men of
the army hae inoresaed from an av
erage of f 88 per man in 1898 to
6.83 ptr man in 1902, which indi
cates a growing spirit of discontent
and a deoided tendenoy to degeneracy
which must seriously effect the disci
pline and morals of the army." It is
a noticeable fact that the only point
upon which the liquor dealers and
tha W . O. T. U. aeree is the
abolition of thuarroy canteen. It is
very probable that a strong effort
will be made this winter to induce
oongress to repeal the law.
Is 24 Yeays Old, How Old is
Her Sister, Ann? ,
An Attorney b Positive That He Knowi-Oth-en
are CudglclnJ Their Brains Ho It
Affects the Entire Town-
5-room modern home
on Main Street
Bctiveen Broadway &
Theobald Avenue
6-room cottage
on Central Avenue
Near Theobald Avenue.
2 story residence
on Central Avenue.
Corner Shelby Street.
7 room cottage
pii'-lhy Street.
Near chool house.
5 room cottage
the Race Track.
(The Youns Man.)
Call 1S9.
Mary is twenty-four years
Mary is twice as old as Ann was
when Mary was as old as Ann is now.
How old is Ann ?
The Mary-Ann puzzle has struck
Greentville fnll force, and after the
reader has finished this article he
will wonder if the city can long
survive the strain. Hardly had the
Times been delivered last Saturday
before we were called up over the
'phone by a prominent young at
torney of the. city, who said that he
had figured it out by algebraic deduc
tions that Ann is 18 years old, and
then we began to get sorry that we
had published the puzzle. We in
formed this attorney that colmun af
ter column of answers had been print
ed and that they had varied from 14
years to 46 years, but this didnt' faze
him. He was sure he was right. As
a clincher, we told him that the audi
tor of the State of New York had
claimed that Ann is only 16 and a
half years old, and that he'd have to
guess again.
Since then other attorneys have
lost all track of the cases on docket,
trying to solve the problem, and
the bookkeepers have neglected their
trial balances. Mr. Greenley says
that Dunbar Archer has every bit of
wrapping paper in his store marked
up with sometihng like the folllow
ine: "Mary, divided by X, plus1 84,
minus 2 times y, equals Ann's age,
etc., while Mr. Sol Brill is getting
reallv alarmed about Eph Woolf. He
states that Eph has contracted a far
away, thoughtful oast in his eyes, and
that his formerly fair find unwrinkled
brow is now furrowed by deep ditches
of cuticle. And still the answer
ain't it.
The above are only a few of the
ordinary cases noted. The worst ob
inntu nf misery on account of this
puzzle are Oamp Wheeler and frol.
Bass. Camp is losing meat every
dav. worrving about Ann. Seems to
be afraid she won't be treated exactly
right by the one who finds out ner
ace. He says she's about 31 years old,
The Professor declared, "Ann ain't
born vet,'' and took to the woods.
So great attention is being given
this girl of qusetionable age that it is
whispered that some of the matrons
of the city are threatening divorce
suits, the engaged girls declare they
wont' wear any man's ring who woif
riio on -ivpr another girl's age, and
the old maids are tickled to death
over the disoomiiture of .the prospec
tive brides. And the end is lot yet.
Frank Andenon it Killed "Baldv" Vinson Is
Shot in the Arm and Joe Frame Wounded.
T.uUfl Vlllasre. Ark.. Nov. 3. An un
fortunate tragedy occured in our town
this morning, in which Frank Ander
son was killed instantly, "Baldy" Vin
ahf.t. throuffh the left arm and back,
Joe Frame wounded In the toot and a
negro woman ehotjlo the back.
ivnm eve witnesses we learn that
the sbootiug was entirely unprovoked.
About the only tblne Known is uias a
f.willartfiof shots was fired. Mr. Vinson
.avj Hp saw nine. ro named Henry Jotm-
son fire the shot that killed Anderson.
Another negro named Coleman fired
upon VinsoD at the same time Ander
son and Vinson both grappled with
their assailants, but Johnson was too
handy with his gun.
cantured soon after the
tragedy and placed in jail. About two
o'clock yesterday afternoon a com
mirr of citizens deoided that the
only tiling to do was to take Johnson
from the jail and hang him. Hammers
.. Mapla were securel and the strong
doors of ths jail soon gave way to the
heavy strokes or toe aeierminea men.
The brute ;was dragged from his ceil
and led to a tree at Bailey's corner and
banged to a limb.
Coleman maae gooa cub escape oun m
is thought that he will soon be cap
tured. Chicot County Life.
VnrValin & Starling's bowling al-
Itr nnened for business the first of the
week and judging by the patronage
! receiving it bids fair to be a
very popular resort for the young
n " Bowling ten pins is iiot near
as harmful as bowling Tom and Jerry,
etc, etc. In fact there is nothing
harmful about the game of ten pins
at all. .
The auction store on Walnut
,treet is a new institution in our city
and is doing a good buss nest.
A Small Vote was Polled in
Mississippi )
Of the Supreme Court ( MUilulppI Turbu
lent Times in Kentucky A Tammany Sweep
In New York CttV-Othar States,
The eleotion held in Mississippi last
Tuseday was a mild affair, only about
30,000 votes being polled. The election
anyway was but an endorsement of
the pirmaries as in this State with
only one party, in those elections the
State and county officials are elected.
In the race for supreme oourt clerk
where there was a contest, Meyers and
Brown seem to be leading the tioket.
Meyers is in the lead by about 800
votes. Henry Yerger, who came out
fourth in this raoe, lacked only four
votes of reeiving as many votes in
Jackson as all his competitors.
The result in the other States is as
follows :
New Tork City. -The Fusion
forces were defeated all along the
line at the battle of ballots. Tam
aoy's tioket swept the oity. Geo. B.
MoOellan . was elected mayor, run
ning about 65,0000 , votes ahead of
Mayor Low, while Devery got only
about 8,000 votes. MoGlellan carried
every borough exCept Biohmond
where he beat Low by'onlj 800 votea.
MoOlellan's plurality was 61,614.
Louisville. At the close of, an
election characterized by an unusual
ly heavy vote, numerous disorders and
evidences of many, gross irregularii
ties, the re-election of Gov. Beckham,
the Democratic candidate, over Ool.
Befknap, Republioan.by a Majority of
fully 15,000, seems assured. . The Be
pubioans concede the election to Qov.
Beckham. ' . t I
Columbus The Republicans broke
their reoord in Ohio, electing Ool.
Myron T. Herrick, Republican, pr
governor, over Tom L. Johnson, ;Dem
orat, by considerably over 100,000.
The plurality on joint ballot of ever
100 in the legislture for the ' re-eleo
ton of Senator Hanna more than tre
beled any former reoord.
Baltimore. The indications point
to the eleotion of Edwin Warfield,
Democrat, as governor, and that the
legislature, which will eleot a United
States senator will also be Democratic
' Boston J. L. Bates was re-elected
governor by a plurality of 85,849 over
Ool. W. A. Gaston, Demooratio can
didate. '
Richmond. The elections which
were for members of the assembly re
sulted generally in a Democratic
sweep of the State.
Providence. The election resulted
in the re-election of Gov. Garvin,
Democrat, by a greatly reduced
Mr. J. B. Wall Says His Business Interests Wll'
Occupy All His Attention.
Editor Times:- -
Thmuirli vour columns I desire to ex
press my thanks to the gentlemen, who
through'a petition published in The
Times recently, called upon me to go
before the people in the coming city
election Jfor the office of councilman.
While I- would be glad to serve the peo
ple "in this capacity my business wi'l
nnt allow me to devote the time and
attention such an office require. lam
compelled to decline to enter tne raoe.
Trnsting that good man will be selec
ted, and thanking each and every peti
tioner, I beg to remain,
Yours very truly.
, r, J. B. Wall.
To Rtad Every Advertisement to Tat Times.
U Well Paid One Reader.
Mr. P. Kohn, City Grocer. , '
Dear Sir: Please accept my thanks
for the t barrel of fine grade, patent
flour ont me as a premium in your
guessing ad "ptirzle published in The
Times last month. . . , Yours truly,
Nov. 2, 1903.
The First National Bank building
la ihnpitig itself into a handsome edi
fice. The nearer completion the
handsomer the itnsehiTo.
Use the Levees for Roadways
Any More
SAYS ; THE leveC board
It Is a Vary Bad Habit and WIH Get Somebody
Into Trouble An Earnest Fits From Dn
Atterbury for Co-operation."
Offloe of the Board of Mississippi
Levee Commissioners.
Greenville, Oot. 28, 1908.
Editor Greonville Times,
- . City.
Dear Sir:-
The matter of clearing the rights
of way along the line of levees in
this district has' bed me of snob vital
importance that the members of the
boar feel that every tax payer in the
distriot should be fully informed as
to the facts. With this in vW, I
send yon copies of the minutes of the
board and of the acts of the Mississip
pi River Commission," which fully
shows the conditions.
The action of the River Commis
sion and of the u. S. offioials in this
district are of the greatest impor
tanoe.The Commission has practically
determined to appropriate no more
money for lines of levee, wMoh are
used as roadways and not fully pro
tected from tresspass. It is a fact
known to all, that we can do only a
small part in the vast wcrk of levee
protection without government aid,
and we should do all in our power to
meet the reasonable requirements of
the Commission. Oapt. Lucas, ' the
U. S. offloial in charge of this dis
trict, has promised tint the policing
of the levees be so vested as to make
oases of trespass triable in the IT. S.
eourtsr If this weie done, very heavy
penalties would be enforced against
tresspassers, fines from 1300.00 to
fSOO.OO being customary in punish
ment for such offenses.
The board has paid f31,993.1 in
the counties of Bolivar, Washington
and Issaquena, in written contracts
with . the respective boards of super
visors (paying in each case what the
board of supervisors claimed as suffi
cient to establish county roads away
from iibe levee, making travel on the
levee unnecessary. -.
It has employed guards and insti
tuted suits, which in some cases,
magistrates, supported by local publio
opinion, have refused to prosecute.
It has paid large amonns for rights
of wav. and in numerous cases, the
property holders have failed and even
refused to remove fences and other
obstructions on the rights of way, the
removal for which they had accepted
payment. , ' , "
We feel that the officials of the
board can do nothing of permanent
value without the active aid of the
tax payers, who, above all, are inter
ested in the preservation and improve
ment of the levees.
Having in good faith paid the
beards of supervisors what they them
selpes deemed sufficient for the estab
lishment of roadways in the place
of those which occupied lands o i
whioh lvee banquettes have since
been built, we cannot force them to
carry out their parts of the contracts
without the aid and influene of the
tax payers.
Magistrates who have refused to
try casus, have given as a reason, that
there is no roadway except on the
Property holders who refuse to re
move houses and fences from the
rights of way, after proper condemna
tion, and even after being paid for
so doing, should consider the damage
they are doing to themselves as well
as to the whole district.
The intention of this communica
tion is to place this matter fully be
fore you and to ask your advice and
oo-opertion. The board can do noth
ing without your support.
Very respectfully,
J. T. Atterbury,
Copy of Minutes, October Snd, 1908,
Page Five.
In the matter of the recommenda
tion of the U. 8. distriot officer,
Oapt.Iie.oaa, relative to the protection
of the levee ; rights of way of this
board from trespass, etc : .
"Be it ordered that the Board of
Mississippi Levee Commissioners
hereby . signifies its willingness to co
operate with the U. S. district officer
and the Mississippi Hiver Commis
sion in whatever steps may be neces
sary to effectually put an en to the
use' by individuals, tresspassers and
any persons whatever, of the levee.
rights of way of this board through
out this distriot, and to that end it is
ordered," that the "presldeiirTind at
torney of tbis board are hereby re
quested to place themselves in com
munication with the federal authori
ties for thejpurpose of bringing about
joint action between the United
States government and tbis board in
the matter and for the pnrpose of con
idnrnig a csion of encimwt j
diotion over the rights of way of this
levee board throughout this district
to the United States governm'iit wi
the retention in this board of tiio
dominant easraent and control there
of. until snob time aa the Uniteo
States Bovemment shall be willing to
assume entire control ovi. the con
struction and maintenance i f the le
vee eystejn in 'ibis f" strict: and to
report the ri ilt t nch c ferenoe
with their recosumea !-'- to this
board In the premises." "
The called meeting of the Young
Men's Business League last Wednes
day night to discuss matters relative
to the present and future advance
ment of the city is, by the discussion
brought about and committees ap
pointed, bound to result in great good.
. The appointment of a committee
oonsisdng of three members of the
League to attend the State Business
League Convention to be held in the
oity of Jackson on November 84th and
35th to draft suitable laws to present
to the coming 1 gislature, looking to
a reduction in the present high rates
of insurance, is a matter of interest to
every one in the citato. '
The discussion drawn out after
wards by the ootton men of the oity
and members of the League a to re
ports circulated that cotton brought
less money in Greenville than else
where, and the expense of aellin g
and handling was more, were shown
to have been made ' without founda
tion. 'But during the discussion it
was shown that the market here was
one of the best in the ttate ana tne
cost was moderate- -
Instanoe after instance wai cited by
different cotton factors where they
had paid mora for dotton than buy
ers in other towns and cities sad that
the money was paid at once, which
killed the false assertion that a man
who se'-ls cotton in this market had to
wait weeks for bis money The dis
cussion brought out the true facts and
these facts, when sent out, will be
the . means of opening the eyes of
many planters who listen to others
who have Interests elsewhere, and
who are trying to d-aw trade from
Tf.3 fw v-T.L.. .
A rIcf Syrc, :"j tf V.
for Oar Ec
The City Sewerage Sstrm b In a Very S .
lory Condition Three liquor (.;,-
Granted Orders Mads, ViU'ti'mm
Granted ani Ct-!;er B.nUitst.
Greenville. ; I 'Is.
And '' now" that tlie "msiv, "ihite. or
black, who has I bale or 100 bfcles of
ootton ' to sell, we, ask that he bring
them here by wagon, oar, or boat, and
get the highest market price for his
The business of the county board
of supervisors for the regular Novem
ber term was as follows:
Sheriff's report: Convicts turned
over to contractor, 2S5. ;. J. P. costs,
$235.80; Sheriff's costs, $22.80.
Ordered. That the olerk advertise
for bids to build bridge across Bowles
Bayou aocodring to old plans and
Petition of E. B. Brown for publio
road was sranted, and JGL. L;' Lancas
ter and Mike Page were appointed
commissioners to lay out same. , .
S. P. Sparks was awarded contract
to construct bridge ..across Broad
Slousli at 13.25 per lineal foot.
Petition to rednoe land assessments
of Allen Moore and Nathan Smith
was granted.
W. P. Baker was awarded contra ct
for digging ditch on road No. 17 at
24 1-8 cents per oubio yard.
Petition of H.E. Duprey for publio
road was granted.
Petition of Jno. R. Gage for public
road was granted.
M. Rusenstock's county oonvict re
port for Sept.
To 821 days at 82o $262 72
Bv Sh'ffs draft $ 24 70
By oheok 288 02
M. Rosenstuck's report for Oct.
To 716 days at 82o $229 08
Byoashpaid sh'ff...$168 80
By check .......60 78
In matter of fulfilling O.T. Wotrh
ington'8,deoeased,oontraotfor building
earth work on publio road, T. F.
Worthlngton was authorised to carry
out and complete oontract.
County Treasurer , Robb's Oct. re
port shows a cash balane on hand of
' Allowance for board officers, $38. 85.
The regular Novembur form' of t .!
oity oounoil was held on liv.t Tin- ' f
night, when the foilowis:g bp;
was transacted :
The objection of the Gn't-ic ' -
Light & Car Co. to the aw.
against the company was -tv 1
oonBcnt of council until nxt n -
Connoilman Wilnzini-ki wt
the Delta Light, Pow(r & s
taring Co. be seeaed' at toe ,st
regular meeting for t!v5 j t ( t t j
streets occupied by tl.o'u fr t ;
Councilman Wortlmm ixC-. a r
on the condition of the co'oti .3 1.,
Daughters Hospital, Circle Na.l, t
recommended that the rent of S-
in their use be paid by tin c ;
and a ton of coal or eufi'.ri' t
be furnished each niosv.h.
csinski moved that tt.i-y 1 o i ' -$15
per mouth.
The petitiions of Li, ml-.,
and Clem Wilson for retim ' m t.
assessments .ou liout'o, os li ¬
ft re were granted ,
M Worthaia diwur.- 3 t.-o i. .
wharfage and amount due the city
with the Other members of the coan
oil,and on motion of the city attorney
and Messrs. Wiloainski and Worthain
were appointed to collect past dues
The- liquor lcenses for Saul Isen
berg, M. T. Cannon and D. P. Slmn
ahau were granted.
- The account of $20 made' by D. P.
Finlay for hauling dirt eff his prop
erty which was nsed by the oity was
xne iotiowing election oouiinitssiou
ers were appointde to bold city eleo
tion on December 14: Archie Baugh,
B?. T. Crosby and S. D. Wilson.
On certain conditions the petitions
of Jake Scott and others for water on
property on Belle Aire avenue were
The petition signed by Wiley
Jones, R. E. Montgomery, Dr. Bassler
and M. O. McLean against the erec
tion of a planing mill on the property
of the Greenville Manufacturing Co.
on Theobald avenue was laid over un
til next meeting.
: Tbe new ordinance for paying coun
cilman for service to the city was
read and referred to next meeting of
f A motion was made by Mr. Worth
am to refuse to continue payment of
$50 to Mrs. Archer for rent of land
used by the government fleet and
that she be so notified. Mr. WilcEiu
ski amended the motion by having a
committee of two appointed to see the
owner of land and arrange the matter
satisfactory to both parties. The
amended motion was carried and
Messrs. Wortham and Wilczinski ap
pointed on said committed.
It was moved that the city avertise
for bids for the pavillion belonging
to the oitr in Pythian Park.
The petition of G. N. Keith for re
duction of taxes, $1,000, was granted.
Engineer Allen reported on woik of
sewerage which was very satisfactory:
Tb New ChrUtUn Church Will be DtdUatc I
a Sunday, November 15.
On Sunday, November 15thl the
new Christian Church will be dedica
ted to the Lord by very Impressive
services. The pastor, Bev. Geo. W.
Weaver, will be aasitsed in tbe dedi
cation by Rev. L. L. Carpenter, of
Wabash, Indiana, and Rev.W. W.
Phares, of Jackson, Mississippi, and
other visiting brethren.-
. It will be an auspioious day for
the members of this denomination,
and their many friends will offer
praise with them on this glad time.
Tbe ohurch is) located on the corocr
of Alexander and Shelby streets, cot
$5,000 and was planned by Mr.W. II.
Parker, one of the city's promising
young architects.
Mr. Julius Seeger, of Houston,
Texas, was a welcomed visitor in the
oity this week. Jit. Seeger was for
merly manager of the Cudahy Piit U
ing Co. in this city and a few niont ;
ago was transfererd to Iloatoa t j
manage the branch oi'ice there. lie
is looking well and his hismj- i: '.i
are glad to know that he is I r. a c
ing in the cow boy Kiate.
A. S. Hider, of Grnv :!, ;
formed a co-paitnoril.ip wi h I" ,i.
R. Colerean for the prs
Mr. Ili.lor comes to o. r
reromnuiPil.'d, an.l v a
weli-nine lam as a c
ur.'-s. ijian. Gr(e i is i ' t
cf 1,
) ;
Mr. Ait
soon be ri
al 1 t Iw
ov. ai. 1 v
he inn 'i r
li- -
L. I r
a It'

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