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VOL. XXXIX. NO 3S
GREENVILLE, MISS., SATURDAY, APRIL 27. 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS LEVEE BOARD IN SESSION MUCH IMPORTANT BUSINESS TRANSACTED Contract for Duvalls Work Let to Dulaney & Foote Salary of Capt. Perkins Increased to $150 Collec tion of Back Taxes Ordered Office of the Board of Mississippi Levee Commissioners. April 26th. 1907. The Board met pursuant to call, there being present: J. L. Hebron, President, J. S. Walker, R. P. Crumo, L. T. Wade, and W. II. Fitz gerald, Commissioners. The. bids filed for the Duvall levee work were opened and read by the Secretary and the bid of Dulanev & Foote, at 23 24-100 cents being1 ron- ual moving expenses to the different pieces of work. Chief Engineer West was also au thorized to make contracts for other teams for repair work where needed and advantageous arrangements can be made, , Mr. J. L. Perkins Jr., special dep uty tax collector submitted the fol lowing report. To the Honorable Board of Missis sippi Levee Commissioners: Your petitioner, . L. Perkins, r., respectfully shows that heretofore, towit, on the day of 1907, he was employed by a commit tee 01 your honorable body to mves tigate and to recover back taxes due this Board for cotton shipped out of Issaquena and Sharkey counties, and under said employment has riled suit for the recovery of a large amount of taxes in default. He shows further that he has obtained information and proof of a large amount of cotton unlawfully shipped Out of Washing ton county without payment of levee THE LAW ON THESUBJECT RULINGS OF THE DIFFERENT CHURCHES What Their Doctrines Teach in Re gard to Intoxication and, the Li quor Traffic The Laws of the Dif ferent Secret Orders selling beer or other liquors on j A!Urr Ir Y A Tr Sunday, or of frequenting, places I JINrhllHl A I H t j . - VfcV, tenets more man any other to turn the day of the Lord into a day of dissipation, to use it as an occasion for breeding intemperance. While we hope that Sunday laws on this ooint will not be relaxed, but even more rigdly enforced, we implore all Cath I ARE HONORED PRESENTED WITH CROSSES OF HONOR sidered the lowest and best bid sub- 1 taxes thereon, to-wit: abotu one thousand bales from a single ship ping noint in said county. He prays that his employment may be extend ed to the whole district or at least to Washington county and that he be allowed to investigate and recover and collect all and any penalties in curred and taxes in default for any period prior to this date upon the same terms and conditions as named in his present employment.. J. L. PERKIXS, JR. April 23, 1907. Be -t resolved by the Board of Mississippi- Levee Commissioners that J. L. Perkins, Jr., is hereby employed as a special agent of this Board for the collection of any and all back taxes due to the Board for cotton grown in and shipped out of the Le vee Board District other than Lin ters and Grabbott and cotton where the bales exceed in weight on which the tax was paid which F. M. Scott has been employed to collect and the nutted, it was accepted and they were awarded the contract. The vote recorded was as follow.: Hebron, Crump. Wade and Fitzger ald, voting "Aye," Walker, "No." The enlargement work on the old levee, which this new levee takes the place of and preiously awarded to the conracting firm of Dulaney & Foote was ordered abandoned and they, Dulaney & Foote, accepted in place of this the same number of yards of enlargement work between and Arcadia at the price of 23 cents per cubic yard. Commissioner Walker introduced the following resolution:: Resolved, That no officer or em ployee of this Board shall pay to any person whomsoever any part of his salary or anything of value in return for his election or employment by the Board, and any officer or em ployee violating this order shall for- ! fcit his office or employment. ! itesoivea. mat it nereaiter anv bank shall pav or agree to pay to any said J. L. Perkins, Jr., shall have au person whomsoever, directly or in-1 thority to collect for said Board directly.anything of value for the use from any person who has removed of the funds of the Board, the Treas- , or caused to be removed from the tirer of the Board is required to with- J Mississippi Levee District of which draw the funds of the Board from this Board has jurisdiction any cot said bank. i tn grown in said District prior to Commissioner Crump seconded this date and all back taxes due on the motion to adopt the resolutions said cotton other than taxes due on which were placed, before the Board cotton above described for the col- and thev were unanimouslv carried, lecction of which F.M.Scott has been The meeting .then adjourned until employed and in addition thereto any 7 o'clock, p. m. and all penalties incurred for the un- When the Board reassembled and , lawful removal of said cotton and was called to order, Commissioner ' that said Perkins is to receive one Kirk answered to his name when half of all penalties collected by him called, making the full Board pre- as his sole compensation for said sort. I collections. Said Perkins is to pro- Commissioner Kirk offered a reso- vide at his own expense for all at lution that hereafter the hour of torneys fees incurred by him to be meeting of- the Board be set for ; brought for the collection of said o'clock p. m. The motion was lost tax and said penalties. This author on a tie vote. ity is conferred for the period of one Commissioner Kirk then moved year and shall expire except as to that the Chief Engineer of the Board suits actually brought at the expira be directed to remove Capt. J. Lj tion of said time. Perkins , from the lower end of the J It is expressly understood that the district to a district in Bolivar county ! Board reserves the right to make any President Hebron spoke against tho other contract with reference to the removal. Ths vote was then taken subject matter hereof with any other on the motion and carried, President persons at any time except for taxes Hebron voting "No." j for which said Perkins may at any Commissioner Kirk then moved time have filed suit, that the salary of Capt. Kirk be ! The Attorney of the Board has the raised from $125 to $150 per month, right a4 all tisies to protect the from May 1st, the same as paid the rights of the Board in all suits other assistant engineers in the em- , brought hereunder in any manner plov of the Board. The motion w as j whatsoever. carried, President Hebron voting The Board reserves the right to re "No." quire a bond of said Perkins condi- Commissioner Fitzgerald then in- .tioned for the faithful accounting at troduced the following resolution: the end of each three months for all Whereas, It has come to the know! monies collected under this employ edge of this Board that certain cot- j ment and, the said Perkins shall ac ton known as Grabbot and Linters, j count for and pay over to said Board lias been removed from this District at the end of each quarterly period by the owners thereof without first ' beginning from this day all monies paying the levee tax thereon, it being , belonging to said Board and collected ny mm. No compromise of any claim shall be made by said Perkins without the consent of the Board. Said Board may compromise any of said claims it may see fit on any terms, but in no case is the Board to agree to com promise an claim without the con sent of said Perkins unless as a con dition of said compromise said Per kins shall be paid by the person ow ing the tax, 25 per cent of the amount owing under $5,000 and 20 per cent for all amounts over $5,000 and less than $10,000, and 10 per cent on all amounts over $10,000. That the Secretary of this Board be required to spread this resolution upon the minutes of the Board and to make and-deliver a certified copy thereof to the said J. L. Perkins, and the same when accepted by said Per kins shall constitute a contract with him as stated herein binding .upon this Board for said employment. The. petition of A. J. Paxton for refund on 19-bales of cotton was found correct and ordered paid. The Chief Engineer was authorized to agree with Sam Rembert on a change of right-of-ways on which le vee is being constructed. The following amounts of .mileage and ner diem were then allowed: J. S. Walker, 1 day 4 00 R. P. Crump, 1 day. 77 miles.. 18.65 W.H. Fitzgerald. 1 day, 77 mi. 12.20 L. T. Wade, 2days, 96 miles.. 13.75 J, M. Kirk, 1 day, 90 miles. . . . ; 9.40 The Board then adjou-rned. J. L. HEBRON. President H. T. CROSBY, Secretary. country, never to take part in such , Graves of Confederate Dead Strewn Sunday traffic, nor to patronize nor countenance it. Andwe not only di rect the attention of all pastors to the repression of this abuse but we also call upon them to induce all of their flocks that may be engaged in the sale of liquors to abandon, as soon as they can, the dangerous traf fic, and to embrace a more becoming way of making a living." "And here it behooves us eo re mind our workingmen, the bone and sinew of the people, and the especial ly beloved children of the church. that if they wish to observe Sunday disputed by such owners that such cotton is liable for said tax, now therefore, in order that said tax may lie collected and the rights of thi Board1 duly protected in the premis es: it is ordered that F. M. Scott be and he is hereby employed for and on behalf of this Board and as its spe cial agent for such purpose, to collect from all persons in default for said tax, and owing to same, the tax of $10.00 per bale provided for in such cases by chapter 128 of the laws of tqoo, Approved' March 26th, 1906, and all proir laws applicable and to that end said Scott is authorized, when necessary to sue for and recover the same by proper legal precee dings, and for such services said Scott shall be entitled to and receive fifty per cent of all such taxes, as his con pensation in full for special services hereunder, the said Scott now agree ing hereto. And whereas it has also come to the knowledge of this Board that divers persons are delinquent to this Board for the regular cotton tax on lint cotton by reason of the exessive weight of many bales of cotton, that is to say, in excess of 552 lbs., the standard adopted by this Board, said Scott is likewise employed to collect from all persons, by suit or otherwise the amount of the tax due for such excess cotton, upon the same terms in respect to this conpensation as above provided, and the previous or der of the Board in respect to the Grabbot cotton is hereby recorded, said Scott agreeing,, provided how-, ever, that this Board reserves the right in each case to compromise any and all of said claims upon such terms as it may see fit, half of the amount of such compromise to gQ to said Scott, and that such taxes so due shall not be collected for yiars prior to September 1st. 1904. This employment shall expire July 1 st, 1008. except as to suits pending at that time. .Chief Engineer West asked the Contractors" present to make bids for the lease of 15 'or 20 teams, scrapers, dumpers, men and foreman etc.; for 60 days for doing repair work on the Ievee and on opening the bids it was found that the bid of- Dulaney & Foote was the lowest and bes '"submitted and was accepted. ... The bid was $6.40 for . teami and labor. The Board to pay only act- )-" . - . ... , , It has been stated that only the Methodist and Baptist churches are taking an active part in the fight against the liquor traffic in this city, but we wish to state that all religious denominations have taken - stands against the liquor traffic, from the early Jewish times until the present day. We cite the Jewish position, Cath olic rules, and Methodist dicipline this week, and next week will give the regulations of the other churches on this subject. - y ' T'ne TewUh Position hlies where .they rightfully belong. Turn a deaf ear, therefore, to every from tne Degmmng 01 tneir ms- temptation, and then Sunday will be 1 7 , J""1' lilce. Jc"s VV11W t a bright day for all the family." would be holy were torbidden to use j ..How much better this than to wine. Aaron was commanded Do ; k it d of sin for Yourselves. not drink w:ne nor strong drink, f 4 f t nrifi .f.i " thou, nor thy sons with thee when ye , vni1r hnmr hv n .tnrv. n'tu go into the tabernacle of the congre- fnlv nr rieKauri, vn wnnri-P' thnf gation, lest ye die' Lev. 10:9. - j the prejates of the second plenary Concerning the Nazante: He shall ' COimciI declared that the 'most shock separate himself irom wme and ; mg. -eandajs which we have to de strong drink. Num. 6:3. It IS ; nnr,. snr:.r frnm v not tor kings, O Lemuel, to drink ; wonder that thcy gave a special ap wme: nor for princes strong drink-; proval to the zeaI of those wl the lest they dnnk and forget the law better to avoid excesses, or in order and pervert the judgment of any otitn bright evnmnle ' rLnoo the afflicted." PrOV. 31: 4,5., tliPms-K-c to tnfal ctit, T r?r There is more frequent mention of tl ' ' ;vnke n hi-ee;nr tho the evils of intemperance in the Jew- canse of temperance, and on all who ish scriptures than in those of the laboring for its advancement in Christians. ''Wine is a mocker and ir,.a rhrUtiVn cnlrit" strong drink is raging; and whoso- 1 T f thp ,PYf,rt;nr!!. nfonr rthoi; ever is deceived thereby is not wise.'' temnpranr. sor;eties meet wilh the PrOV. 20:l. "Who hath WOe? who Up,rtvr ,-,-,-r.r.prr.Mrm nf nctnrs 9mi hath sorrow? who hath contentions? , peop;e: and not only will thev go far who hath babbling? who hath t0ward. strangling the monstrous evil wounds without cause? who hath rea nf int?11,npnilrP hnt will n1o a ness of eyes? - They that tarry long ; powerfu-check Gn the desecration of at the wme; they that go to seeK the Lord's day, and on the evil m- mixcd wme. look not tnou on tne . fluences 1TOW striving for its total wine when it is red, when it giveth ; profanation." From the New Or its color in the cup. when it moveth , ,cang Times-Democrat. Dec. 2, 1906, itself aright. At the last it biteth ; interview with Archbishon Illenk. like a serpent, and stmgeth like an ! . adder." Pro v. 23: 29-32. "Woe unto . The Position of the Methodist them that are mighty to drink wine I Church . and men of strength to mingle strong) The fourt-h "Golden Rule" forbid drink." Isa. 5:22. "Woe unto him "drunkenness, or drinking spirituous that giveth his neighbor drink, that . iiqu0rs unless in cases of necessity.' him drunken also." Hab. 2:15. j The Temneranc With Flowers and Their Memory Perpetuated by Touching; Cere monies Eloquent Addresses Yesterday was Confederate Decor ation Day throughout our fair south land and in most of our cities v the graves of its brave fallen heroes were covered with flowers by the fair hands of her Confederate daughters. In honor of the day the local Chapter of the Daughters of the Con federacy of the city conferred at the Elks' hall last night the cross of as they ought, they must keep from I honorf uPn en of the brave follow Hrinklntr nlare nn t.,r,r nit i ers of the Stars and Bars. Witn Carry your wages home to your fam- i them. in this meeting the local chap- I when the water is turned off and the vest oats or wheat is used, except, that it is made heavier and stronger, with lugs on the master-wheel to keep it from slipping. If you pump from a lake and the water does not have to be lifted more than 30 feet, it will take a No. 6 centrifugal pump and about a 40 to ;o-horse Dower boiler anrl ;- horse power engine to furnish water; for 160 acres, the pump, boiler and engine should not cost over $1250 to $1500. In preparing for the water if the land is sloping it should be terraced or levied" so that water would not ground allowed to dry so the grain may be harvested. A self-bindor, very much like the ones used to har have to be over four or five inches deep in deepest part, and one inch in shallow -rt. The levees would (prof, lowrey ENTERTAINS LARGE AND ENTHUSIASTIC AUDIENCES Makse Splendid Appeal for the Overthrow of the Liquor Traffic Says Blind Tiger is Preferable to. the Open Saloon The two speeches made in this city last Sunday afternoon and evening, by the Prof. B. G. Lowrey, President of the Blue Mountain Female College of this State, in the interests of Pro hibition was listened to by a large number of o.ir citizenship and both level. Water must be conducted in ' i"'?1 ?Uon '"vuicing arguments a cans! to the behest n,rt f,f h d' u 1Jtl lUT protection or i t u V. i f ,,.,C1"U",S. UAlting commences August loth to isth. locaL chapter and fnends when and cnd Se tembef ,sth- ThVeshinS 5" J- ?r,GrTCeley; who.n- tthe is done with common wheat or oats Catholic Laws The Temperance Chapter says: "Let all our preachers and members abstain from the rnaniifarture or sale Inotation from the Third Plenary . of ;ntoxicatinsr liauors to be used as Council of Baltimore, constituting a beverage, fron signing petitions ter had as their invited guest, Mrs. Monroe McClurg, the State presi dent of the order. The exercises were held in the spacious Elks' hall which was filled with members o the Mr place of Mrs. J. M. Jayne, the chap ter s president, who could not be present, acted as chairman of the5 meeting, and called it to order. Rev. Philip Davidson was then called upon and asked God's blessing upon the meeting. Mrs. Greenley then arose and stated the object of the meeting and the good work o; this noble band of devoted women. At the close of her remarks she in troduced to the chaoter and audience Mrs. Monroe McClurg. of Green wood, State president of the Daugh ters of the Confederacy. Mrs. Mc Clurg, in a clear and tender voice, gave a short history of the organi zation and the great and grand work it has accomplished in caring for the old soldiers in life and honoring them after death. She-tpaid a high tribute to the leaders of the lost cause and their brave followers. She showed how the daughters were accomplish ing the wrork of erecting monuments to the cause in each county and hoped to see the local chapter secure one for Washington county before another year. Her noble and elo quent utterances throughout her speech were followed by applause. This address was followed by the drill of Capt. Walter Shepherd's lit tle Confederate soldiers and with them the little Daughters of the Con federacy, each representing a field before letting it on. so that it will cover by gravitation. The levies may be made with a plow, and what we call a "pusher," a wedge-shaped tool 10 feet long and 4 feet wide at end, running to a point. It takes rice about four months from time of sowing to mature. Cut thresher with some of the teeth of the concave taken out. The cro; costs about $20 to $25 per acre, count ing wages for all work, and all costs rof fuel, etc. A NOVEL ENTERTAINMENT That Given by the Pupils of Central School on Tcesday Night the law of the church. It cannot . be doubted that among for such sale, from becoming bonds men for any person as a condition the evils we most bitterly deplore in for obtaining a license, from acting this country must be numbered that which consists in the abuse 01 in toxicating drinks. This kind of ex cess furnishes a perpetual fuel to sin, and is a fertile source of miseries; men without number and whole fam- as a dispenser or voluntarily accept' ing an appointment or election as such under the laws of any State in which there is a dispensary law au thorizing the sale of intoxicating li quors by the State, county, or muni liles are plunged into direct ruin by j cipalit and from renting property and numberless souls are drawn headlong to eternal destruction. And since this vice prevails in no small degree among Catholics, scandal is given to to non-Catholics and a great obstacle is placed in the way of pro gress of religion. Let, therefore, the love of religion and of country urge all Christians to strive with all their might to extirpate this pestiferous evil. We exDect in the first place the for such sale. If any member shall violate any of the provisions of this paragraph, he shall be deemed guilty of immorality." Page 94, par. 216. The Protestant Episcopal Church I have been asked to define the po sition of the Protestant Episcopal Church on the subject of temperance While I have not at hand the acts of our general convention or the pas toral letters of our House of Bish ops, I am sufficiently familiar with The entertainment of "Ye Little Olde Folks," at the Central School last Tuesday night was greeted by a large and enthusiastic audience and proved one of pleasure and enjoy ment to all who attended. The little folks represented the characters of the long ago and in their acting and funny sayings often brought down the house. The drill of the boys in gray and the tableau formed with them and a bunch of sweet pretty girls representing our Southern States was a pretty sight and as they all sang together "Tent ing To-night" and "Dixie" it touched the soft spot of every heart and brough tears to almost every eye of all present. We are told that quite a snug sum was made out of the performance which goes into the piano fund. MOODY MAKES A CATCH nirtur of the Smith's irreat rhieftan. Arrests Negro Who Proves to be a Lee, with the angel ot . 1 r . i c it.. -1 I. . . . . . neio or tne priests 01 tne cnurta, the general nrincioals enunciated in to whom God has entrusted the of- ; these two sources of authority in the fice of instructing men with the word of life, and of instilling into them the American branch of the Catholic Church and can state that there is MAY POLE DANCES Will be Held on -Lot at Corner of Main and Delesseps Streets The May-pole dances-to be given by the girls of the public schools will take place, at Mr, Herman Wil czinski's lot at the corner of Main and Delesseps ; Streets. Wednesday, May 1st, at 5 p. m. If the weather is not favorable the entertainment will he 'postponed : until the next bright day.: Tickets on sale at Nelms &' Blum Co., Steger-Holmes Co., and the tar Shoe Store. Price 25 cents, seat' 10 cents extra. principles of morality. They must no question of the strong opposition never cease to cry out in strong terms against drunkenness and its occasions; especially when they have missions for their people. Mindful also, of the Apostolic doctrine, let them teach the people entrusted to their care that it is written: "No drunkards shall possess the king- dom'of God, and to those who dvem themselves strong, let them recall to their minds the words of Eccliasticus 3:27: "He that loveth danger shall perish in it." Moreover, since men are not only moved by words, but are drawn by example, let the priests themselves be examples of the virtue of temperance, hearkening to the ad .monition of the apostle that they should be the model of their flock. Finally, we exhort all the faithful who are engaged in selling intoxi cating liquors to ponder seriously on the many and grave dangers and oc casions of sin which accompany their occupation, though it be not illicit in itself. If it is in their power, kt them adopt a more honorable way o gaining a livelihoods If not, they must do their utmost to remove the occasion of sin from themselves as well as from others. Let them not sell liquor to young people, namely, to those who are not of age, nor to those who they foresee will abuse it. Let them keep their saloons closed on Sunday, and let them never per mit blasphemies, "maledictions and obscene words to be uttered there. If religion is brought into ridicule and men are drawn to ruin -through their fault or culpable " co-operation, let them know that in Heaven there is an Avenger who will inflict on them heaviest chastisement. ' Archbishop Blenk says: "But this is not all the church has said on the liquor question. - Here, is- a pas toral letter used by the archbishops which the church exercises againsi the evils of intemperance. In reso lutions, passed by the Convention and in the admonitions of the House of Bishops the clergy and laity of the church are repeatedly urged to use all legitimate means to lessen the use of intoxicating liquor. One of the very few causes for -which a clergy man and layman can be excomunicat ed from the church is habitual drunk enness. .The church has never expressed herself as in favor of or opposed to the prohibition movement, for the reason that she is a true branch of the Catholic Church and her legis lation is for all ages and for all races. Hence her laws are based on the broad principles of temperance, virtue and honesty of which the ten commandments can be taken as a sufficient expression. However, in this country and in England, there exists, under the au thority of the ecclesiastical govern ment, societies for the promotion of temperance, modeled upon the same lines as the Father Matthews socie ty in the Roman Church. Our bish ops andj clergy generally are mem bers of that, society in this country and are active workers in this couse. PHILIP DAVIDSON, Rector, St. James' Church. Orders are Against the Sale of Liquors In i8q2 the Masonic order passed very stringent ordinances against this evil No liquor dealer can join this order. '. . I The Knights of Pythias are as pro nounced against receiving a saloon keeper into its membership. Railroads and express compatiie3 also do not let their employes fre quent the saloons. No factory wants Robert E peace looking down upon it, they formed a grand and inspiring tab leau of the future South and when they sang "Tenting tonight on the Old Camp Ground" and "Dixie," their sweet little voices were drowni ed by the deafening applause of the audience. This was followed by a song "en titled "Lorena," and rendered by Miss Lou Greenley, accompanied by Miss Mary Walker on the piano. After this song the crosses of hon or were presented to the following honored Confederate soldiers: J. C. Head, Wm. Yerger, J. H. Robb, W. Kellner, Josh Skinner, E. J. Eubanks G. W. Hollingsworth, E. C. Shine J. R. Ward and C. G. Williams Mr Josh Skinner, on behalf of his comrades, in a short talk, thanked the chapter for the honor conferred upon them and wished them God speed in their noble -work in perpet uating the principles of the lost cause and the patriotism and valor of its sons and daughters. Mrs. Greenley, the chairman, then called upon Mrs. Pat Sharkey, who had been selected to deliver the ad dress of the evening. Mrs. Sharkey responded and her address breathed in every word the principles an love of the old South and in every sent ence the inspiration of duty of its present sons and daughters. It'was a grand effort and meirted the ap plause it received. This was followed by the singing of the doxology by the entire assem- Plage ana at its close, tne benedic tion was delivered by Rev. J. E. Countiss. After the meeting a reception was tendered Mr&. McClurg by the lo cal chapter. The success of the eve ning's entertainment was largely due to the graceful manner in which Mrs. Greenley presiled as chairman of the meeting. Diamond Thief Policeman W. J. Moody male a good catch last Thursday night when he arrested a negro thief and secured a diamond brooch, the pro perty of a Mrs. Craig, of Indianola, Miss., which had been stolen over a year ago. This goes to prove that Marshal our young men and women and the best interests of the county, the place of the open saloon should be filled by progressive enterprises and moral places. His iir-t .-perch was delivered in the Christian church, at 4 o'clock and his second speech at the Methodist church at 8 o'clock, and at both places large audiences assembled to hear him. His address in the after noon was on the work of Civic Leag ue and Reform or "Obedience to the Law," but at night he took up the question of Prohibition and he made a masterly effort in trying to con vince the man. almost persuaded, which side in this tiRht to tnke if he holds home and children as one of his dearest heritages. There was not a single sentence ut tered, a word that dropped from his lips during the hui'.r's discourse that a single man, even had he favored the other side of the issue, could have taken exceptions to. He told of driving the liquor out of his home county, and after it was out, how de termined men, with officers of the law who regarded! their oath, have suppressed this species of traffic and furnished it as an example to the world today for others to follow. No blind tiger he says will lat long among a God fearing, law abid ing citizenship. He admitted that Prohibition of whiskey does not pro hibit any more so than prohibition against any other crime. It depend ed upon the law abiding people to suppress. He then paid his respects to our beautiful and progressive city, what wc could look for it to become, when the mill stone the liquor traffic was removed and it could expand along its commercial and industrial lines. This he followed with a comparison of Greenville and neighboring citie.i j where the sale of whiskey has been suppressed, lie brought up tiie om sterotyped saying, "iet whiskey alotio and it will let yo.i alone," and by using the actors in that awful trag edy which occured in this county a few years ago proved that was un true. He paid a high compliment to the noble women for the part they. have assumed in this ficht and of detective work. Hebron and his police are actively watching the visitors who enter our j thought it the duty of every Christ city and have an eye out for the jan. and brave man to stand bv them criminals. Officer Moody, as well as jn it till they won. the police department, deserve all the , Jn his closing remarks he offered praise tney get tor this clever .piece to return to the county if an election was ordered and make several more speeches for the cause. Mr. Lowery, by his pleasing ad dress, earnestness, honesty and frank ness impressed all present with views on prohibition and set many a one to thinking as to their own position on the question. Bernie Simmons Injured For Rent Little Bernie Simmons, the 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sim mons, met with a very unfortunate accident last Saturday afternoon. While playing in the upstaris of the engine house at the corner of Percv and Broadway streets, he fell tlirriTfrl, tti l-iri1f cm ctonrlc tVi pole for the firemen to get down to Hm,se of S1x rooms aml batfl' one the first floor, striking the hard block from the business part of the floor below head first. I city. House has been newly plas- It was thought at first the little fel- tcredf papcrfd and) painted. Apply to low was killed but after physicians n . . ., .. arrived he regained consciousness Emcr' Rcalty Timcs I'ull1:nK- and it was found a serious fall but j : not necessarily fatal. A report from ! Get a Sofa Pillow Top with your his bedside today states he is doing ' own picture on it, $1.50 at Bradley's nicely. Studio. 4-27"3t RICE CULTIVATION A Letter BrieflV Describing This Important Industry and the bishops of the same council drinking men. Policemen are o.-dered to the clergy and laity of the .United States, which shows that "I am not taking an independent position, - bt;t that these "same views have been held by the church many, many years.' Tie archbishop then turned to the letter.-, mentioned ' from which the following extract was-taken. to (keep away from saloons. : j.v - ... . " Archbishop Blenk Honored . Arch ibishop Blenk, who . is ex tensively quoted in the Catholic side of the prohibition issue in this issue of The Times, was recently hiehlv There is one way of profaning the; honored by the Pope. Archbishop Lord's day which is so prolific of . Blenk is stationed at New Orleans - . vil results tnat we consider it.or.r and is held in the highest esteem by Edison Phonographs and Recordl ! duty to utter against it a special con- citizens of all denominations of that for sale'iatBradley8'5tadiow:v.'427-3t.demnatton.vThis'' is" the'! practice, ofeity. J - - The following letter was recently received by one "of our prominent business men and throws a great deal of light on the rice, growing in dustry. Mississippi might well fol low Arkansas' lead and put to good use thousands of acres of now waste land. Dear Sir: , Your letter to the postmaster was handed me for reply. Will say that I grew no acres of rice last season which yielded 60 bushels per acre,and I sold it for about $r.oo per bushel. However, had I not sold considera ble for seed at a little better price than' the general market price I would probably have got . about 90 cents per bushel for it. Prepare the ground as for wheat or oats or . other small grains, make a good seed bed. of fine, tilth and either sow broadcast and cover with a drag j or harrow, or if you have a grain 1 drill it is better to drill it in like i oats or peas, putting about two bu shels per acre. Sow from April 10th to June 1st In this latitude. After it gets up say six to seven inches high " (owring to season) the land is entirely covered -with water to a depth of from one inch to six inches, and water is kept continually - on un- l til it heads out and begins to ripen, FOR OR AGAINST? Evidence In itself convincing, becomes absolutely con clusive only when it is corroborated. The Stetson backs up every word its friends say about it with the proof which is in it. It commands immediate attention, and has won the verdict of approval from the public. Every Stetson Bears the Stetson Name We carry the Stetson in all styles Soft and Derby. Come to us and we'll set you right EXCLUSIVE SALE OF Stetson Straw and Panama. Hat Nobby Suits and Trousers Just Received TOE LEDETMffeiUeAL,TY 23 Also Hanan's Shoes.