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,- I. f 'y .si--';-, V J A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE WELFARE OF GREENVILLE AND WASHINGTON COUNTY. VOL. XLII NO. 32. G REEN VTLLE, MISS., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1910. $2.00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE w - jr J f THE DULANEY TRIAL SET FOR JVEMBEB 21ST Celebrated Bribery Case to bo Called in Yazoo County Circuit Court. Attorneys for Defense Will Draw Handsome Fees. (From the Yazoo Sentinel.) After the civil docket had been call ed Monday morning in Circuit court, and many cases disposed of by agree ment of counsel, the case of the State against L. C. Dulaney, under indictment f'or bribery by the grand jury of Hinds county, and moved to Yazoo on change of venue, was called by Judge Henry: I am now going to call, as per agree ment, the ea-o of State versus L. O. Dulaney. What say you?M District Attorney McNeil, answer ing for the State, replied: "The State is ready. " "What says the defendant?" asked Judge Henry. Hon. Ben H. Wells, of .lackson, in swrring for the defense, said that the )l a in abatement had not been answer ed. Mr. McNeill said that he thought this formality had been attended t;, and Judge Henry said it -would be at tended to when the case is called for trial. The case was then set for trial ob Monday, Nov. 21. The names of a large number of witnesses- were then called, and most of them were answered for by counsel. Judge Henry announced that a fine of $50 was assessed against Mrs. T. G. liilbo, .but later remited when District Attorney McNeill announced that she would be here when the case is called. Mr. Wells, for the defense, asked that attachment issue for Mrs. Bilbo as n witness in the rase, and tins Was-granted by Judge Henry. Most of the witnesses whose namt;s were read out, representing the defeuse are the Fame people who testified a gainst Bilbo in the Senatorial investi gation. . It was the evident purpose of thede- fense, judging by the list of witnesses read out, to- undertake to break tin it I fnr((i nf Rotiiiv WlVwrt Jo 4.- : ., ...... wvy , . j'.iLt.ri j M UU O I Ua L11IIUU V against Dulaney by attacking his char acter. Dulaney was present in court, accom . I panied by his counsel, and attracted a good deal of attention. -He seemed nervous and ill-at-ease,. and did not have the bearing of a man who can face the Whole WOrlil CnilSi5nni nf hia l own rectitude. , Probably no other ease ever called In a Mississippi court, where the charge was an' 'offense less than murder, has been backed by such a brilliant array "J of legal counsel as the Dulaney case. 1'ive. of the leading- law firms of the State are actively engaged in the cape M as follows: Williamson & Wells and ) Mayes Ac banders of Jackson., Miller &r ) Miller of Hazezlhurst, Barbour and f Henry, of Yazoo City, and Hon. S. L. AfT n.: 'r t.. . i t ( While it is not positively known what compensation these linns are receiviug '1 to defend this r.oted case, the Sentinel Avas informed on what it deems to he . rr?tty good authority ihat the follow I; ing figures are approximately correct A .Williamson &Wells, $3,000; "Miller Sr Miller, $2,500; Barbour and Henry t $2,000; Mayes & Sanders $1,500; S. L. 'jMeLaurin $1,000.- This is a total of f;; J $10,000 in lawyers' fees alone, assum yung the figures to be correct. V District Attorney McNeill will be as- sistcd by Mr. Strieker of Jackson. J. When the list of witnesses was aii J nonneed, Mr. McNeill stated that at the j proper time he would summon about ;oe hundred 'witnesses to testify as to V,Sfnator Bilbo's good character, and la 'Iter in the day counsel for the defense agreed with District Attorney McNeill ' '.jthat they would not go into the ques ,;Jtion of Mr. Bilbo's character. Hereto- .fore the chief leliance of the Dulaney case has been the alleged disreputable character of hia chief aeeus&r, but In view of the fact that this position has been abandoned by a number of the members of the State Senate who voted for a resolution of censure against him, many of whom have since recognized him as a gentleman by meeting him in joint debate, some other line of defense must be adopted. The withdrawal of Dulaney 's counsel from this position, after summoning a large number of witnesses to testify against Bilbo's good name, is only fur ther evidence that they have seen the weakness of attempting to discredit Bilbo. The regularly-empaneled jury having been exhausted, it will be necessary for the Sheriff to summon them from those who are the most available when the case is called. Of course among those subpoenaed a number will be disquali fied by reason of having formed or ex pressed an opinion as to the guilt or in nocense of the accused, and the selec tion of the jury will no doubt be look ed after very carefully by counsel for both sides. AMENDMENTS CARRIED. Returns Show Majorities For The Mea. sures From All Counties. The returns in Tuesday's election on the proposed amendments to the con stitution show that the issue carried in all the counties yet heard from. Following are the proposed amend ments: No. 1 The Legislature shall meet at the seat of the government in regular sessions on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in January of the year A. D., 1012, and every two years thereaf ter unless sooner convened by the Gov ernor. No. 2 The judges of the circuit and chancery courts shall be elected by ILe people in a manner and at a time to be provided by the Legislature and the judges shall hold their office for a term of four years. No. 3 Whenever two-thirds of each House of the Legislature shall -deem any change, alternation or amendment necessary to the Constitution, such pro posed amendment, change or alternation shall be read and passed by two-thirds vote of each House; public notice shall then be given by the Secretary of Stale at least three months preceding an election, at which the qualified elector? shall vote directly for or against suc'i change, alteration or amendment, and if more than one amendment shall be submitted at one time, fhev shall be submitted in such manner and from that the people may vote for or against each amendment separately, and if it shall appear ' that a majority of the qualified electors voting shall have vot ed for the proposed change, alteration or amenlment, t'len it shall be inserted at the next succeeding session of the Legislature as a part of the Constitu tion and not otherwise. C. R. COCK APPOINTED. Capt. C. R. Cock, county road superin telent has been notified of his ap pointment by Governor Noel as one of the five delegates from Mississippi to the good roads congress ho be held in Inlianapolis on December 6, 7, S, and 9th. The appointment of Mr, Oock vrVl meet with the approval of all. There has never been a road superintendent of Washington county who has worked harder or accomplished more in the way of improving the county highways than Mr. Cock. He thoroughly understands the building and maintenance of roads in this section iof the Delta, which, is attested to by the present fine condi tion of the countv roads. MISSISSIPPI CORF WINS. Warren countv raised corn, take from the place of Charles Opperman, a Katzecmeyers Station, north of Vicks burg, captured the sweepstakes prizes at the Ford county (Illinois) fair last week, when exhibited there by Mr. Op-perman. MUCH INTEREST BEING - . TAKEN INDIANA CONTESTS The First Standing of the Contestants Will Be Published in The Times Nest Week If You Are Not In, Enter Now and Win. The piano contests being conducted by Hamblen & Thomas and The Hol combe Drug Company, are attracting considerable interest among the young ladies of Greenville, and already a hundred contestants have entered the lists to ciompete for the pianos. Next week The Times will print the list of contestants with the number of votes received by each, and this will perhaps stimulate the contestants to greater efforts. Besides giving away the grand prizes, the two pianos, each firm will also give away many othir prizes every month to the contestants who have made the greatest gains for the month. In an interview with these enterpris ing merchants, they stated that they were gratified with the progress al ready made, and they believe that these contests will prove the most popular ever conducted in Greenville. Watch next week's Times for the standing of the contestants. HOUSE IS DEMOCRATIC. Reports from Washington state that the new sixty-second congress will be made up as follows: States Reps. Dem5? Alabama .... 0 9 Arkansas 0 7 California .... 8 0 Colorado 3 0 Connecticut 4 1 Delaware 1 , 0 Florida ...Y :V 0 3 Georgia 0 11 Idaho 1 0 Illinois .. 14 11 Indiana 1 12 Iowa 10' 1 Kansas 8 0 Kentucky 2 9 Louisiana 0 7 Maine ." 2 2 Maryland 1 5 Massachusetts 9 5 Michigan 12 0 Minnesota 8 1 Mississippi 0 3 Missouri 6 10 Montana 1 15 Nebraska 4 2 Nevada 1 0 New Hampshire v 2 0 New Jersey 2 8 New York 15 22 North Carolina ........ 0 10 North Dakota ......... 2 0 Ohio 10 11 Oklahoma 2 3 Oregon 2 3 Pennsylvania 24 8 Rhode Island .......... 1 1 South Carolina .... .... 0 7 Tennessee .... 2 8 Texas ., .. ... 0 16 Utah 1 0 : Vermont 2 0 " Wisconsin .... 9 1 Wyoming ............. 1 0 Virginia ...... ....... 0 10 Washington . . ..... 3 0 West Virginia 2 3 Totals ..179 227 ; Wisconsin sends one socialist to congress . v DEATH OF MRS. M. E. GILKEY. Mrs. M. E. Gilkey, widow of the late Col. A. J. Gilkey, died at the home of Col. L. C. Dulaney, at Grace, on Tues day last. Mrs. Gilkev had never been a wrell woman since the death of her husband last June, and the sad end came on Tuesday, when her soul took its flight to the great beyoad. She was a "faithful member of the Catholic Church. She was not only faithful to her church, but just as faith- ful in believing that it was her duty as a Christian to do the will of her Master at all times. She was always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need both in acts of kindness and in words It is difficult D pay a fitting tribute to the memory of so noble a woman one whose every day life was embellish ed by the most charming and lovable attributes ot" her sex. A perfect lady at .'all times under all circumstances, she seemed bom to inspire the love and respect of all who were so fortu nate as to be acquainted with her. No one was more willing to aid the suffer ing, cheer the desponding, sustain ihc weak and to throw over the frailties of our race Christian charity. Mayen ville Spectator. MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL. Tuesday, November 1, 1910 The City Council of Greenville mt in regular session at 7 o'clock p. m. at the City Hall. Those present were: Win. Yerger, Mayor; H. Wilczinski, J. M. Robertshaw, J. A. Cannon, E. G. Ham and A. V. Wineman, aldermen. Reading of minutes of previous meet ing was on motion dispensed with, same standing approved. A petition signed as claimed by 65 per cent, of thj property owners for curbs and gutters on Broadway from Alexander street to Decatur street, was granted by vote of the council. Petition for arc light on Persimmon street was referred to the Committee on Lights, H. Wilczinski, chairman. The following petition was presented and granted by the Council: . "The City Council of Greenville" Your petitioneers respectfully show that they propose to engage in the manufac turing of hoops and staves at a point near the People's Compress in the City of Greenville, Mississippi. In the course iof this business, we manufacture lumber, but exclusively for our own use, and not for sale to the general pub lie until brought out as a finished pro duct, as above stated. We respectful ly petition you to grant us the usual exemption from taxation for five years. Yours Respectfully, THE CRESTON HOOP CO. By J. D. Stayton. The Council was addressed by Mr. Taylor, representing Fire Insurance Bu reau, procuring to the City of Green ville, a second class rating, provided the City would put in approximately 2,500 feet of 12 inch water mains in streets to be designated after careful survey and examination by Mr. Taylor in connection with City Engineer and Fire Committee. The Council on motion agreed to com ply with the above requirements. The ordinance for cutting weeds on pnoperty within the City was passed as below: Be it ordained by the City Council of Greenville, that it shall be the duty of every property owner within the cor porate limits of the City to cut the grass and weeds and brush, upon the same and to keep them culled to a height not exceeding 12 inches and if the property owrer shall fail to do so, after having been given notice, and fiva days within which to do the work then the City may at once have the same done at the expense tof the owner of the property upon which the work js done and the same shall become a lien upon the property upon which the work is done; the purpose of this ordinance being of a sanitary nature. Effective from and after publication. The City bills as approved by the Fi nance Committee were allowed and or dered paid amounting to $10,006.27. The Council then adjourned. MRS. SCHMIDT GOES TO DENVER. Mrs. Harry F. Schmidt, manager of the Bijou, the cozy little motion picture theatre, left Tuesday night for Denver, Colorado, where she will remain " for several weeks with hopes of recuperat ing her health. - , . Would you like a piano! NEWS OF GREENVILLE FORTY YEARS AGO TODAY Items of News Which Will Be of In terest to the Older Inhabitants, Taken from the Files of the Greenville Times. The Rev. Mr. Stickney has been pre vailed to remain m Greenville for tho present -and wid hold weekly service here. As there have been no boats for the last two or three days prior to going to press, we ar9 without late news. Some days we have two or three boats per day, then we have two or thre days per ftoat. In this issue is published the notiej of the dissolution of the firm of Isen berg & Mosinger, the latter retiring. Mr. Isenberg will continue the business at the old stand, where he will enter tain his'customers with the best liquors to be procured. Messrs. Luft and Perry have opened up a variety store on Central avenue notwithstanding the unfair and injudi cious enbergo laid upon this portion of the town, which is fast building up, and property there is being eagerly sought after. o . The Brookhaven Citizen says: Wo charge Governor Alcorn with appoint ing Anderson and others,---vrLv- were condemned and proven to be thieves, to office, knowing the fact at the tim., all which we can prove. We can, in the counties of Lincoln and Lawrencw point out thieves yes thieves, who do not deny thi charge, who are appoin tees of J. L. Aleorn. RIVER NEWS The Katie was to have been launched last Tuesday. The Allen came up in place of the Paragould last Sunday. She got over 400 bales iof cotton here, and took 1800 bales into Vicksbnrg. The steamer E. Hinsley is to be placed in the Vicksburg and Bends trade very shortly. The Louisville Courier-Journal geta off the following: This is the popular refrain among the officers, crews and passengers on board the racing steamboats away down on the Mississippi liver: For we'll give her a little rosin, And open her blower -wide, To show them the way to Natchez, Running against the tide. Oh, a little more rtosin, do A little more pitch and pine, Throw in a can of glycerine And a barrel of turpentine. PROCEEDINGS OF BOARD OF SUP ERVISORS. The Board of Supervisors of Wash ington County met in regular monthly session at the court house Monday, Nov ember 7th, 1910. Those present were: T. S. Redd, president; L. J. Parnell, George Wheatley, J. E. Branton and L. C. Hays, members; Thos. Worthing ton, sheriff; W. W. Miller, clerk. Claims were allowed amounting to $6,140.95. Assessment against J. B. Ca3ton of Leland, of $1,00.00 reduced to $400.00. Report of John G. Archer, countv treasurer, was filed and submitted to the board. It showed a balance -' hand in bank of $88,766.70. Per diem and mileage to the amount of $38.80 allowed. One f the things that should come to a halt is the practice of decorating Mississippi depots-with advertisements of stores in oth-r States. If railroads are to enjoy the privilege of display ing advertisements in their depots they should be called upon to pay for the privilege. In this State the publish ers are required to come across with the coin of the realm. Natchez Demo win' .. .mt mi,!.. m m nmnjtL.wu, K.mm..--.