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THE GREENVILLE TIMES, GREENVILLE MISSISSIPPI
BOSIE iNERS AT THE MID VALLEY LIERY, PA., MINES COL- j WE CeUSHED TO BESTH! I Or They Maybe Safe Behind the ; ! Cave-in Details are Meagre as j There is no Telephone Connection j .vvitn tne Mine i Pottsville, Pa., Feb. 17. What may result in another awful los of j life due to a mine accident was the J cave-in at ihr Mid valley colliery ; in this district this aftcriiC-Mi, impris- j or..ing twenty-three miners. There j is iv telephone connection at this j place with .Midvslley, and the details j are very meagre. One report states that the miner? j are crushed to death under the mass J of earth, while other reports are j .more 'hopeful nnd- say that there are chances that the miners may be alive; behind trie cave-in. About 80 men are employed at the mines, and as soon as the acci dent Occurred, all of them offered their services to the company and the work of rescuing the entombed ntners is progressing as rapit pcssile. iy as PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL The city -council .met in regular ses ston at riie citv hall at 7 oYi ck, Feb. 4. 100S. Present: Wm. Yerger, m-aror; H. Wilczinski. I. M. Robert - shav,. H. G Bass and E G Ham, conn cilmn Permission was granted to Keadv J: Coke to remove their salmon from Washington avenue t No. 109 South j Walnut street. It was ordered- that hereafter tht pay rolls, made out by the street su pervision may be approved by t'he. clerk and one member of the finance committee for payment. IT is ordered that the city attorney be paid a fixed salary of $75.00, in stend of being paid a fee 'out tof the costs and fines. A clerical error baring been shown in the assessiment of Lot 2, Block 5, cf the 7t'h addition to 'he city of Greenville, it is 'ordered that the val uation of the said property be re duced to $300.00. Ordered that the sum of $58.95 be refunded to W. F. Randolph on ac count of a prisoner. Will Jackson, whto died before this time was up, leaving balance as above over paid by W. F. Randolph. The bond of F. N. Robertshaw, made by the Aetna Indemnity Co., was offered and accepted by the, conn eil in place of personal HAmd hereto- fore presented. The said company will not be liable to the city for tlie payment of any loss sustained by the failure of any bank, depositor, 'or depositories in which public money ! new on deposit or may be on de pv)sit by said principal. It was ordered that a street light b placed at the corner of Theobold iud Belle Air streets. O amotion the major appointed A committee of Messrs. E. G. Ham id H. G Bass to 'oonfer with a; com mittee from the board of supervisors of Washington county in. the matter of assisting the colored King's Dmighters in improving their hos pital facilities The council allowed and ordered paid to R. F. Stark the sum' of $9.60 for taxes erroneously asserted. After allowing the following bills .the Council adjlourned: General Bills King's Daughters' hospital.. $ 100.00 King's Daughters, colored... 20.00 Pkt&lburg Meter Co, water- works... .... ...... 163.00 Robii5on Fire Apparatus Mfg. Co., Fire Depart ment.... .... .... 19 -Bo TT. O. Nelson Mfg. Co., waterworks.. .. .. 147.92 Jordan Wjtmi,- BottiBayou Dramoge.. .. .... 461.65 First National Bank, Jewel Street Paving Assigrursents 2929.52 Fhst National Bank, Miss Home Ins. Co.....'.. .... 2412.81 Hutsell & Schultz Co., water -, works.. ............ 105.74 Clerk's bills'.. .. .. .. .. .. 15.15 T. D. Ransom, taxes paid sheriff. . . . . . . . 18.82 ' W. K." Gildart, court csits.. 37.00 T. IL IlJood, -cfourt costs.. .. 16.30 Delta E L P & Mfg 'Co ; 1 J lights. . ... ... 690.50 Delta E L, P " & Mfg Cot ..sewers... ....... 255 .'95 9.90 II.OO 1.25 30.0 8.50 65.64 1 .00 5.S5 3-3 Hood Sharkey Co.,w Works j H Schwab, fire dept Wall's Fdy, water works Cvilic Ldry. corp.. ' - - - ,"lsc;.",M Wethcrbee Hd Co, fire dept Goyer Co, fecd...': w- H- McCIainv feeding prisoners Aa Coa, Co, w works.!"! Stcger-Holmes Co, corp.. .. J. A. Dugg?r, streets 3 00 I 49.00 12. 15 12.60 221 .40 16.45 j C35-00 j 1 - 5o j "2 1 . CO j 5-70 j i ICO. 40 j 21 .0-. ! 70.00 I Davi. Dm- r, McMahon Gro Co, feed.. .. V. J. Butler & Co, w wrks.. Greenville Times J. II. Robb prom -bnd. . Salaries Wirt. Yerger, mavor F. X. Rhbertshaw. treasurer Lyne Starling, clerk 1 50 . oc 20 . 00 125.00 T. D. Ransom, tax collector ico.oo H. C. Smythe, physcian.. .. 60.00 j W II McCbin.marshal. TOO. 00 W A Chipman, captain.. .. 8.3.3; Ike Gildar't, policeman .. 65.00 Geo. Warren, policeman... 65.00 65 . 00 65 . CO 65 . CO 65 . 00 65 . 00 4S.OD 52.00 17.00 75-00 65 . CO 75-00 100.00 go . 00 00 . 00 is". 00 Fd Norton, policeman. Pearl Jenkitrs, policeman. W. J. Moody, policeman .. J. Sassarrran, policeman.. .. Tom Jones, policeman I'.. Mallett, policeman Will Beach, policeman E. A. Fowler, policeman".. .. W. F. Minor, policeman.. Wth. Keller, r jliicem an . . II. A. Abercrombie, supt. wts & 'measures A S. Olin street supervisor IT. C. Graham, erg w works j Okas. Tioy. eng, water works i Jin; Harris, janitor city hall j ' ' - Duncan, chi tire lept 100.00 !M - H- Duncan, asst chief .. 60.00 i T- Koberts. fireman.., 45 00 40 . 00 j W. T.anchlin, fircmnn.. . 1 i l' "M'Uian, nreman.. 60 . 00 50. CO 40.00 60 . 00 45.00 45 .00 45 .00 75.00 ' M- CM e-trn-n., fircman- ! IT. Roberts, fireman.. I'd Clark, fireman J. Fisher, fireman W. Sullivan, fireman J. Hartman, fireman 15. F. Wasson, citv r.tr:rn-cy City Schools E. E. Bass, sundry bills.. .. 123.33 E. O. Pohl, special teacher 75. on M.D.Pohler, special teacher 65.00 Orville Stone, librarian.. .. 25.00 Janitors 109.00 Max: Lemlcr, ins. race track 100.00 IMPOSING ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT IT.ie life of the fire fighter : not a sinecure by any means, and anyone caught tampering with the boxes and sending in false, alarms just for the fun of it, should be severely dealt with. To show how hard the de partnverit is sometimes worked, last Friday at 6:20 p. m., the department was sumioned to a small blaze in Jno. Harding's cook shop on Washington avenue, near the levee. No damrge of con.sequenice resulted, but hardly had the different companies returned tfo their quarters when they were called to Box 16 at the corner of Walnut and Davis streets, where a chinwicy fire was the cause of this alarm. These fires weire all genuine, and the boys do rrtot mind anSAvering calls all Tight long if there are sufficient causes, even if it is hard work. But within ten miniates after the depart ments had returned from the second tire, Some miscreant turned in a false alsrm frortr Box 25, on the corner of Theobold and Percy streets. The number of false alarm's turned -from this box. with the streets in their present impassable condition., should not be looked on as a joke, and steps sliould be'' taken to apprehend the parties who take this formi of amuse ment Act a pastime. The. danger to life and limb of the firemen and the wear and tear on horses and apparatus of the depart ment are matters for consideration, and special efforts should be madac to capture this false fire alarm fiend. C. A. Ehlbert, fire dept.. .. K. B. Beuhler, fire dept.... G B Johnson, fire dept.. ... Gv:lle Hdw Co., waterwrks J. S. Allen, Boris. Bayou - Drainage., 0.. .. .... Jra W Strauther, pauper. . J. J- II arty Lbr Co. streets A NEW PHASE ON THE SUBJECT A ww phase has been added to the troubles at the Agricultural and Mechanical college at Starkville by the governor asking President Roose velt to suspend Capt. Wellborn, mili tary instructor at the school, for in subordination, and the reply of the president fhat he will doubtless let the war department investigate the actions tot the captain The -trouble was supposed to have been adjusted, the stndents returned to the college, only to again start an exodus for their Monies at the rate of from four to five every day. ' It seems that after the, first trouble had been adjusted. Capt. Wellborn, with one or two others of . the fa'cnl- ty, appeared, before certain commit-' 1 - , . f ft REPORT OF JHEJIELD OF 80TT0II OF THE DIFFERENT LENGTH OF STAPLE AT THE DELTA EXPERIMENT STATION FOR 1907 TheVelative yield 'of the different kinds of cotton, considered accord ing to length of staple, is a subject of general interest to Delta Plant er?. It is a well known fact that this section is especially adapted to the gjlowing of long cotton; it is an equally well known fact that the kng cot ton will ycild less per acre than fh e short varieties. It is important, then, to know what -may be considered the normal difference in yield of representative v arieties of different le ngths, and it was with the idea of adding sc-rae information to this subject that we planned this experiment. That the comparative yield will vary somewhat from different soils and also for difterent seasons, is very probable. In this test we used eight rarities of well known .merit, yartties that are supposed to be representative of two rarities of short cotton, two of of staple cotton, t'i: e two rarities: The following yield "ort. 1 inch Bi ' r - li inch 1 3 5 inch fctaple. 1 7-io to li inch 325 lb. per acre 170 M2H " " " . 1555 " " " In order to get a comparison of values, as well as of yeld, we will consider short cotton worth 113-4 c, New Orleans quotations for this cla-s. 1 1-8 inches wo-rth 12 i-zc, I 3-16 inches worth 13 I-2C, and I 7-16 inches wVrth 17 1-2 c. At these prices and with seed at $16.00 per ton, the gross value per acre for the short cotton is $85.23; fonbenders, $80.93; f-r 1 3-16 inches $78.59; for staple cottoui, (1 7-1 16 inc'hes to I 1-2 inches) $84.25. As per table ab'ove these prices arc given for good grade, middling or above: for the low grades, the difference between short and staple cotaon is only about ic. This suggests the necessity of picking the long and staple cotton as soon as it opens; fhisj in turn, suggests that only a part of the crop may be profitably pia-rxted to long cottton. A similar test made in 1906 gave a yield of 560 pounds lint per acre for short cot ton and 340 pounds for staple cotto' We are indebted to Mr. Edward Holland of Greenville, one 'of the most extensive cotton buyers in the Delta, for the comparative values used above, and to the Ireys-Archer Cotton Co., prominent aotton fac tors of Greenville, for classing the -cotton. J. W. FOX, Director. tees and agitated the trouble at t'he college, and for this Gov. Noel be came incensed and wrote the pres: 'dert to suspend him and start the in vestigation by the war department. Whether Capt. Wellborn or the go-verrlor is in the right, vc do n?t pretend; to say, but it seems to us that the proper thing for the cap tain to do is to demand an inquiry and set himself right before the peo ple. The governor has made a- -rational aflair out of the trouble by his request to the president, and it is lizt only the privilege bf'.t the right of the captain to set himself in the right before the people, if he is in the 'fig'ht. It js said that the stndents could not stolid far th conditions existing at' the college even after foe matter had been adjusted by the lcgslatire committee and the tecllege authori ties. The students say tfc'at they cat at separate tables from the profes sors, and that their fare is Vt.. poor and the suroundings tins." nitary. It is to be hoped for the sake of the college that the nratter will be given the moist thorough investigation. GET READY FOR GOOD TIMES In considei-rr.g the general indus trial situation, with special reference to iron and steel and cement and oth er building .materials, it is well to bear in mi-nd that the present small consumption must be made up in the not far distant future by a con sumption very much greater than the high p'oint readied last year. There is no let-,.:p in the increase in popu lation. There is no material decline in the rate of destruction .which is going on of railroad rolling st'ock and roadbed. There is no decrease in the wear and tear of wooden tres sT.es, and only a temporary halt in the requirements of the 'country j which nnake for the largest use of iron and steel and cement and lum ber. With an increase in popula tion of 2,000,000 a year, with an enormous increase in consumptive '. requirements toy virtue o! improved labor-saving machinery and modern methods,' the activity of 1905-1906 and the early part of 1007, great as it semed at the time, will scion be but a normal condition. Our regu lar volume of business, considering the growth of the country, must in the very nenr future equal that of the J peri'od mentioned, while the abnor mal ,or special periods of activity will run as far ahead of that as that was ahead of S or 10 years ago. Railroads must be constructed and new lines bnilt at a Cost of manj; thousands of millions of dollars. Economic conditions will force this even if a great deal of the money could only be had through receiver ship certificates. Xo roadcan stop improvements for, aij- great length of time without being bankrupt phys dcally, and th:s would mean finan cially: If money cannot be had through the usual channels,, it will of necessity have to t?e found rhrewgh. the work of. receivers, for Vronstruction ; and develpproenttnutst go ton. i As. 'disastrous as . .sj-.-jcfii-.a con dition would-- be ta owner of secure lition would be to- owner of securhi ies wlio could not lold on until the' their respective lengths. There are benders, two of I 3-16 inches, two for each length is the average of 45 Ihs. lint 570 " " 510 " " 430 " 1180 lbs. swd 1210 " " 1218 " " 1125 " " Vahie. 185. K 80.93 78.5 S4.25 inevitable reaiction would ooim, the railroads mnst expand and practical ly double in mileage and in equip ment within the next 10 or 12 3-cars; in fact a large amount 'of it -roust be doiTe within the next fire or six rears. City growth has only fairly begun. The great cities of the country, with one or two exceptions, are not much more than overgrown villages. Municipal improvements' on a scale never seen in our c'ountry must go forward. Good roads must be b.u!t at a cost of hundreds of mil lions of dollars, and every other line of work needed by a virile, vigorous population of 85,000,000 people at present, to be 105,000,000 people in 10 years an;d -hence 1130,000,000 peo ple in 20 jears hence, backed by re sources unequaled elsewhere on the face of the earth, must go forward upon sivch a scale commensurate wth our natural advantages a.nd the w'orld's wonderful material progress. It behooves the wide awake, far seeing business, man to recognize these" conditions and to prepare for this coming activity. N'ow, when labor is cheap and abundant, when building material is 1'ower than' it has been for some years when iron is down in price, when" machine shops can accept and fill orders within a reasonable time, is pre-eminently the opp'ortunity for the far-seeing man to prepare for the future and for the hustling man or cor.r.cerru to seenre business. In this time of dullness and low prices, when the timid folks are unwilling to spend a dollar for fear prosperi ty will never return, the man of strength and force and business abil ity hould be putting his factory in to shape, re-equipping it with the best machinery, enlarging "his plant, in 'order to enable him to produce to the !hest advantage and' at the lowest cost. Tins is a great time, a time of oppportur.ity for the busi ness man who wants to be ready to reap his full harvest of prosperity with the next swing of the pendu lnm from present depress-ion to the high water mark of the future. Xo- bo-dy need imagine for one moment t'hat this country will not soon right itself. Nobody need imagine for one moment that public opinion will rxrt be on the side of property rights and the upbuilding forces of the coinntry, compelling legislators Vo join m constructive rather than ! destructive work. In the Manufac turers' Record for January 2. Mr. Charles A. Moore, president of Man ning. Maaxwell & Moore, the great machinery builders and handlers, dis cussing the outlctok for the future, said: "I have never found it profit able to sell the United States short." This same sentiment was expressed several years ago to aiCOrrespondent of the Manufacturers Rj?ctrd by Mr. Henry M. Flagler, who, beng asked his views of the. future, sug gested that evry . man of ability woh' would "keep his head ab'ove the financial waters and bet ton - the growth of the countrp wor.dd inevh nbly succeed And it has been said that the father, of Mr. J. P. Mcrrgan once said to the lattcrr TJhe pespi- mists way win.tor a time,tbtvt m qoireiL-These reports- it is expected loug run t'ae growth pi vth4efintrilpfq1vrlrfgTtt, mists may win iot a time,, biif in the SENATDR5ARES0RE Oil THE PRESIDENT OVER INDIFFERENCE REGARD ING P. O. APPOINTMENTS HUMPHREY'S VAGRANCY BILL Is Substantially on the Same Lines as Mississippi's Vagrancy Law Senators Foraker and Taliaferro Make Very Caustic Remarks Washington, Feb. 17. As a result of the recent daring robberies in. Washington and Abe declaration that the city was in the state of lavrless nessRepresentative Humphreys to day introduced a vagrancy bill to be applied tfc the District orf Columbia. His bill is substantially on the same lines as the Mississippi vagrancy, Iaw4 and makes tramps, . gamblers and immoral and profligate persons as vagrants and amenable to the law. The senate held an executive ses sion Hoday wherein a number of sena tors expressed tfh'err grievances at Je lack of couirtesy on the part of of the president rn appointing post masters they had recommended. The rcco-nvmendatibns of th senators have received little note from the president, and a nh.mber of nomina tkns are now being held up. "Th'e senators declare that postmasters who serve before ibeing confirmed, as sjome are now doing, must do so without pay since the law provid-es t'hat appointments "must be confirmed by the senate. Senators Foraker and Taliaferro were particularly caustic in their remarks about the presi dent's indifference. ' Representatve. Burton Harrison, lof New York, offered an amendment to the appropriation bill of the house wbidh was calculated to knock out the investigations of cottfen growing and cotton markets iru foreign coun tries by this governim'ent. His bill was defeated. The government now has flour men abroad .investigating European . methods of growing and marketing the cotton crop. Piresident-Roosevelt is said to have told personal friends that He will not accept a seat in the United States Senate. will always beat theim.": The men who recognize these facts and sieze an opportunity such as this are the ones who make the fortunes bf the world. This is the time for men of ability corn.rruand capital and for- municipal and county authorities' to carry for ward their projected improvements. Hundreds of thousands tof laborers are out of employment, wages arc liow and materials can be Tiad at a much lower price than last year. Uh der sudh circumstances men who ex pect to build and ican seciwe the needed money "ought to go ahead at done, while states, cities, towns and counties which have planned for public improvements should act -ini-mediaetly. They wouldthus secure the lower cost of construction, work and help bo create prosperity. Man- y ufacturers' Record. Tirre hundred night riders,, the ma jority from Trigg county, raided Ed dyville early Sunday morning and whipped four white men and six ne groes. Among the victims were Po lice Judge C. W. Rucker and Former City Marshal Lessel Woods. County Judge W. L. Crumbaugh vas visited and .warned that his friendship for the tobacco association .would be his j protection against a horsewhipping He was told that he wtuld l;aye al ready been whipped but for "s age. The home of Judge Rucker was wrecked and many sJhots fired, into the house before he would domc'out.' The negroes who were whipped were -warr.ed to leave town. Members of the Interstate :'Com merce Commission are greatly pleas ed with the disposition on the pari of railroad managers to obey the spir ic as .well as the letter of the cectnt laws regulating railroads. The Bal timbre and C!ho has just announced that the nine hotir regulation will be put ' into '' effect at once, though the law kes ?not go into effect flor some weeks, and other railroads' are peti tioning -the; commission to postpone the date when law become operative, The donrmissicni V also announces than 99 per cent : of the interstate rail roads afe furnishing the. reports, re-' Your Pictures F dtiO : ,.v- SO M M B R S GREENVILLE : ffie Want Your Business Out Sales Stable i Has horses & Mules for sale the year round Our Livery Department Send out the most stylish turn outs in the city Prices reasnable- WALNUT DELTA COTTON OIL CO. Near Waterworks We want to Gin Yotir Cotton Prices, same as any other Ginnery in the city Higcst Prices Paid for Cotton Seed Everything New and Up To Da,te A Share of. Your Patronage will be Appreciated DELTA COTTON OIL CO. JUST RECEIVED Lot of Good THINGS TO EAT PHONE 942 New pickles, sweet or sour; new buckwheat, new ce reals,; sauer kraut, cabbages, Irish potatoes, sweet po tatoes, fine cream cheese Fresh Vegetables Daily, Chickens Eggs, and Butter The Crouch-Rlieisner Co. Washington Avenue PLANTERS OIL, MILL OF THE REFUGE COTTON OIL CO. A. J. HUNT, Manager f. Has been thoroughly overhauled this summer and is now running and turning out as fine staple and bale as any Gin in - ke country. ' Mods! Hunger System Ginnery. Most Com plete Ginnery in the city, Everything Modern HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR SEED We Want Your Trade Plancers Oil Mil Greenville, Miss. Wo Mar Kept with the home merchants it is a messenger of continuous benefit. Business men should awake to the importance of keeping this dollar at home and make a bid for 'it by judicious advertising. TT mfk A AxtfrT f IC ArfpfTlfc " RriH 0 RPQfflt IIICo 1UYC1 llcdllwllllo Ul 111 iiWOUH tamed in the Latest 1 mamas At : . : MISSISSIPPI STREET 1 1 I I 1 t 1 1 Am i ii .1 TmYi.'j i' t. : J Li n spent at home reacts in its benefits with unceasing general profit. Sent out of town it's life Is ended.