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TUl’RSDAT. MARCH 40, 1883.
Beginning with tlie liist issue of The
Lt intR, wo have been aendiug the paper
regularly to a number of persons in l.in
c«»ln, Lkwreuco, Copiah, Franklin and
Pike counties, who have never request
ed it
All such persons have seen by this time
what tlie paper is ami is likely to be. We
Uow request that ail those who do not in
tend to become regular snbscriliers, will at
once drop ns a card or otherwise notify ns
of tho fact, nun the paper will be promptly
discontinued, though we hope to rotaiu
them all.
Tbk Ll5AUP.li has established itself hero
to become a jieTmanent institution of the
county, identified with all its iuterets: and
while we cau afford to indulge a few sub
scribers through the dull summer months
while money is scarce, it shall not he the
rule of this office to send out papers on a
credit. N’o publisher can long do business
upon such a basis and prosjier.
We have received many encouraging
words since we begin, an 1 we believe we
are pleasing most of our readers. 1\ e do
liot exixsct to please all of them, nor any
of them all the tim *; but we wish every
body who will do so to subscribe, and
wc will do our best to return value receiv
ed. However, give 11s notice, as we have
requested, if you do not want the paper.
Measles is raging in Summit.
Vicmni’RO is to have wat.>r w< r\-s;
Meridian, ditto.
Ths young men of Wesson have
organ:zed a social club.
John J. Cason of Beauregard, 1 as
moved with his family to Monoe. La.
The Manning Chalmers case stems
a hard not for the Supreme Court to
Dr. J. R. Jones has removed his
family from Crystal Springs to 11a
All the telegraphic wires in Wash
ington City a c to be put under
Mrs. Shields, wife of Judge Je
« 1). Shields, lnt«h died at
N fteLiz.
Natchez has a 0 V ubr.iry and a
flourishing literary society. Money
well invested.
Judge Lanch MeLanria, our new
Chancellor, held his first court in
Fayette, Jelferson county.
Both branches of the Maine Legis
lature have passed tin bill to pro
hibit the sale of toy pistols.
The Wesson Hi raid learns that
Mr. Joseph Myers, of Beauregard,
will Boon epen a drug store.
Wesson is to have a new census.
It will be a big advertisement in fa
vor of that growing little city.
The Wesson public schools open
on the first Monday in April, so says
Mr. T. S. Haynie, Secretary Board
of Trustees.
The enterprising Timts-Demo
crat will give 5,000 to have the Cen
tennial Cotton Exposition held in
New Orleanp.
The N., J. <k C. Railroad has late
ly received an improved and massive
pile driver that is hereafter to be
used on the road.
The Times and Intelligencer eays
one ease of genuine smallpox, im
ported from New Orleans, is report
ed at MeOomb City.
The Courier Journal says Presi
dent Arthur has accepted an invita
lion to go to New Orleans in April,
on the Steamer Will S. Hays.
Bustior Ghees was consecrated
bishop of Mississippi over thirty
three years ago, and has been in
continuous service ever since.
Pkof. Cfias. F. Suits, who has
been teaching at Magnolia for some
time intends to move to Wesson and
take charge of a school there.
Hknbv Gardner, was found guilty
of cruelty to animals and fined fifteen
dollars and coat at the late term of
the Arniie county Circuit Con it.
Dr. John C. Inge, ooe of the most
eminent physicians of this Sta*e,
died at his home in Natchez on the
15ih, in the 71st year of his age.
Th2 Wesson Heiaid suggests Dr.
C. A. Rowan and Dr. M. J. Fergu
son as suitable candidates for the
Legislature from C'opiah. They are
strong men.
The Democratic Executive Com
tnittee, of Copiah, bare called a
meeting at Ilazlehurst, April 23rd.
As iisual, the Copiah Democracy
means bnsjaess.
The valedictory of I. W. W., of
tie iwa’d* City I .cm, entitles him
p tpetua! retiremfcdt. He writes
acrauk* and li;-j no respect
-‘jitever for pure English.
lawlrwaro In Pike*
The Summit Times a.id tV.efU
gencer 1 am* of what it terra* an
' outrageous and unwarranted at
tack,” recently made upo® Sarah
Qiin a cnloi#J woman living on
B »gu* chitto in Pike county, by an
u^nown party of white men, who
were heavily armed. When they
gained admittance, to her house they
made a search for some stolen pro
■ perty, and failing to find it set aboi.t
beating the old woman, and when
her son, John Quin, attempted to
j escape lie was flred u.ion and severe
ly wounded in the leg and foot.
We aro please*! to note that
Messrs. I*. D. Fvl ier, I. L Felder, R.
Z. Felder, J. it. Felder, W. L. Felder
and P. C. Lea, living in the com
iminity where the cowardly outrage
was perpetrated have promptly
sjHik in their disapprobation of the
affiir in the fillowing linos to the
T,mes and Intclligmccr to which
iheir names were duly signtd:
“We, the undersigned, are opposed
to the lawless attack upon Sarah
Quia (» o’.) and family on the 0. S.
Parker p’ac . on Sunday Dight, the
11th mst., and denounce the out
rageous conduct in unmeasured
It 6eeni3 to us that the time has
arrived when the white men of this
section of the State should under
stand that all's ich exhibitions as the
above, savor onlv ofignorance, pre
judice, brutality aD*l lawlessness.
Negro*b have some rights, it they
are negroes. By such acts, too, the
perpetrators not only display their
own b is .* chara'ters in a'.l the:r re
pulsive dtfu niity, but at the same
lime invite the condemnation of the
outside woill upin this whole sec
The Messrs, I elder and Mr. Loa
have taken the prop* r course iu the
matt?r. It behooves all good citi
zen s to exert them»elves to break up
these baleful ciimee, not only by
lending all possible assistance to
ward a rigid enforcement of the law,
but by speaking out an 1 d •nouncing
the perpetrators and the hellish spirit
which prompts them.
Our people began to realise this
three or four years ago, and we are
glad to note that tln.rc has been a
marked improvement in this regard,
but an occasional demonstration like
the Pike county affair, shows that
South Musinsippi is not yet free
from the presence of one of the most
disgraceful and injurious phases of
crime with which she has ever been
The bulldozer a id mignight mur
derer sho lid lie made scarce—al
mighty scarce—in this section for
ever, and if the people are true to
their best interests, they will see that
it is so. We are glad to see our
neighbors of Sentinel and T mes and
Intelligencer Lave also taken the
right stand on this question.
The fact that Senator David Da'is
marriel near Fay.t cville, N. C.,
where his bride bad been stopping
for a considerable period bef >re the
wedding, led a good many into the
belief that he was marrying a South
ern lady. This is]a mistake. Miss
Burr, his bride, is a native of Mas
sachusetts, aod her father and moth
er now live in Illinois. The lady is
thiity-five or forty years if age, “has
brown ej-e9 and hair, and a fine,
fully deviloped figure, charming
manners, and is graceful and culti
vated. Her literary ai.d conversa
tional abilities are of high order.’’
The Senator weighs 350 p mods, and
is not hands juic either.
Col. T. It. Stockdale, of Pike, is
being talked of as the man to repre
sent I>ueo'.n, Maiion and Pike in the
n, xt State Senate, and while, as far
as sve have any knowledge, he is not
a candidate for the position, at the
same time he ccnlil probably be in
duced to accept the nomination.
Aside from his cxaltid qualifica
tions, Col. Stoekdale is universally
popular with the p ‘ople, aud we be
lieve no m iu in the district would
be surer of a triumphant election, or
more faithfully represent its inter
Two hundred girls started to
America from Limerick, Ireland, on
the 8th, and one of our contempora
ries, who is an unmarried man,
wants to know if they can support
husbands. Our observation leads
us to remark that there are enough
women iu this country already en
gaged in that sort of business.
Tin Times Democrat warns the
people and authorities of New Or
leans that unless the saditary laws are
; rigidly enforced that city must he
i hopelessly abandoned to a small-pox
epidemic of years standing. This
dread disease is to hi found iu every
distr'et of that city, and is spread i
i iug amazingly.
Ucslh ®f lh» P^iwanfr
Postmaster 0 neral Timothy O.
Howe, dieJ ot pn -uraoDi* at hit
home in Green Bay, Wisconsin, last
Sunday afternnoon.
It in a remarkable coincidence th:.t
within a year four men who have
occupied the office of Postinaft r
General haic died. Maynard diet
last Apr)1, D -unison last October,
Jewell last Dc -ember, and now
The President has not yet name!
his successor. It is stated that
First-Assistant Postmaster Gererai,
Frank IIa-t>r, stands the btsi
chance for the place.
A Krtshl l.lle Kcllpoed.
Wiley P. Harris, Jr., second s>n
of Judge Wiley P. Harris, of Jack
son, died of pneumonia in St. Louis
on March Kith, whore he had been
for several months engaged in busi
ness. The deceased was the ciu
bodim nt of worthiness. He was a
gentleman by instinct and in habits.
He was a true friend to all who had
the least claim upon bis friendship,
and as a companion, as dignified,
gentle, and refined as a woman. Few
young iron the miter has known,
ever combined so many of the quali
ties of excellence. It was inoKt fit
that such a life sl ould be closed by
the hopeful Christian death which hr
died. lie bleeps in the family grave
yard at Jackson. May your rest be
sweet, dear friend.
Fire In Amite.
Fiom the Southern Ilerald we
learn that the dwelling house an 1
kitchen on the old Pryor Gardene r
place, four miles noit'ieast of Liber
ty, the property ofThos. H. Mc
Dowell, were destroyed by fire* on
the night of the lfich inst. The
premises were occupied at the time
of the burning by Dr. S.C. Webb
and ftmily, who had been living
there since the early part of January.
The dwelling was a large two story
frame buil ling, painted and hand
somely finished, costing when built
several thousand dollars. Dr.
Webb’s loss is severe, consisting of
manj- medical and other books of
great value, a year’s supply of pro
visions, a saddle aDd bridle, bngjy
and wagon harness, all clothing for
the family, and all the kitchen and
household furniture, except a few
articles saved. He should be liber
ally assisted by the people of that
swfon, in this Lis time of sore ne
The Times ami intelligencer sa}s
that in obedience to the proclama
tion issued by Col. J. L. Power,
Grand Master of the R. \V. Grand
Lodge of the In lependent Order of
Odd Fellows, of the State of Missis
sippi, the Lo lgci of Magnolia, Mc
comb City and Summit, will unite at
the latter place in the celebration of
the sixty-fourth anniversary of Odd
Fellowship in America on the 20th
day of April next. Every prepara
tion will b? made f >r a fitting cele
bration of the day, and the commit
tees will soon be arm hi need.
The last Crystal Springs Meteor
contains an interesting biographical
sketch of Hon. Stephen Cocke, a'
one time an able Chancellor of this
State, and whom some of our oldist
rea l* rs will rem mber as one of'the
contractors who built a large section
of the Illinois Ccutral Railroad un
der the firm name of Cock, Bradford
Mrs. Kaufman, ol Jack-on, lost
her store house by fire on the 18th
inst. TiiQ^tock, most of which was
saved in a damaged condition, was
instiled for $1,500. The fire was the
work of an incendiary, and but for
the usual gallant work of the Jack
son firemen, would have spread to
several other buildings.
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Mr. S. V. HitoiiSTON, of French
Camp, Miss., recently died at the
residence of his son, in Wesson, while
returning from a business trip to
New Orleans. Mr .J. R. Hughston, so
the Herald says, will now close busi
ness at Wesson, and go to take
charge of his father’s affaiis at
French Camp.
Juo. T. Hull, Greenbacker, recent
ly appointed Receiver of Public
Moneys at Jackson, is soon to start
an independent paper at the State
Capital. He is an able writer, sharp
and incisive, and will make it lively
for opponents as long as be is in the
journalistic field.
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We learu from the Magnolia Ga
zette that Mr. T. J. McLaughlin, of
Beaver Ohio, who formerly (aught
school in Pike, has returned and
will take charge of Ids old school
a the nerghho riiood of of Mr. A. F.
Lsmpton. He is said to be a lino
P lK«4r-l« %k*IIS
During the cold weather last week
ilie mercury at St. Louis fell from
77 above, to 17 degree* below aero.
The Presbytery of Louisian* will
hold its next meeting at the Presbv
tcrian church i i Liber y on tbe thiul
Thursday, the 19th or April next.
Trains on the New Orleans and
Northwestern railroad run from Me
ridian to Heidlcburg, a distance of
thirty-five mihs. Erata will soon
be reached.
Walter S. Birdsong the junior
editor or our sprightly conteinprary,
the Crystal Springs Meteor, will
henceforth hive his headquarters at
The Meteor says the net profits
realized by Mr. S. H. Stackhouse on
his shipment of asparagus which we
noticed last week was $3 25, or about
32£ cts per pound.
The Tupelo Journal learns that a
colored youth stood sccoud in the
competitive examination at Verona
recently for the West Poiut cadet
ship from that district.
Bishop Elder, Mississippi, re
ceived au ©nation from his host of
friends at Vicksburg and Natchez,
irrespective of religious sect. He
has returned to Cincinnati.
Senator Wade Hampton i9 at
present visiting his plantation in
Washington county, Mis9. He says
h a grandfather raised the first cot
ton crop cv>r gathered iu the South.
The departure of tbe two convicts,
Brown aud Jackson, sentenced to
the penitentiary by Judge Chris
raan at the last term of court, leaver
the Amite county jail without an
Drs. Spixks and Dillehay, of Me
ridian, have published a “Directory
of the Practicing Dentists of the
Stale of Mississippi.” It should be
in the hands of every member of the
The Board of Supervisors of Pike
have given delinquent tax payers
until April 15th to settle their taxes
without damage. Profit by this
item, Pike county readers, if you are
in arrears.
It is expected that the Yazoo «fc
Mississippi Valley Railroad will be
completed from Jackson to Yazoo
City by next September, work is
biiug rapidly pushed by the con
tractors at both ends of the line.
There are some peculiar post omce
names in Mississippi. The Ash'and
Register says the office at Black Jack
has bien discontinued, and Eome of
its subscribers want their papers
seat to C inaan and Yaller Rabbit.
Dr. Carver and Capt. Bogardus
shot tiie first of a series of clay pi
geon matches at Omaha, on the 19lh
inst. Carver broke 94 aud Bogardus
90 out of the 100, which was the
best score ever made by either man.
The Clarion says that the latest
on dit is that the Georgia Pacific
railroad is to be diverted from the
original route anil will be built from
Columbus to Jackson, making
Natchez the Mississippi river ter
Three bales of cotton belonging to
Dr. George Lenoir, living on Pearl
river some fif eon mile9 above Co
lumbia, were accidently fired near
Summit on last Wednesday, and
damaged to the amount of about
The people of Crystal Springs and
vicinity are going into the vegetable
and fruit growing business this year
more largely than ever. If no bad
luck overtakes them, their net pro
fits this seasou will be the largest
ever realized,
Hon. A. B. Hurt, who was recent
ly appointed by the Government to
get up the statistics of agriculture of
the State of Mississippi, will proba
ly have his headquaaters at Jackson,
so we learn from his old paper, the
Winona Advance.
Capt. J. L). Burke, of Magnolia,
will represent Reliance Lodge No.
107, I. O. 0. F., a' the Grand Lodge
of the State of Mississippi, which
will convene in Columbus, May 1st;
and Mr. J. C. Lamkin will represent
Summit Lodge No. 99 in the same
Remarkable llirtb*.
Sir. J, M., better known as "Burt,”
Chisholm, of this count}’, has four
children, between each of whom
there is just two years, the first be
ing born on the 4th of July, the sec
ond on the 4th of July two years
after, the third on the 4th of July
two years after the second, and the
fourth on the 4th of July two years
after the third. Mr. Bob Tucker,
who lives on Bee Lake, in Holmes
county, has five children, the first ot
whom was born on Sunday, the sec
ond on Monday, the third on Tues
day, the fourth on Wednesday nod
the fifth on Thursday, but each in a
different year. These births are re
markable, and we suppose two such
cases are not on record.— Y»too Sen
Dalle* of K*a«l Overwear*
If aaHa.
Who to work o* Roads—AU male
persorts over 18 and under 60,
(amended 1882 to read 50. instead
of 60); not blin l, nor deaf and
dumb, nor otherwisj disabled by
disease’or loss of limb, nor students or
tea*.hero iu a college, academy or
school, nor ministers of the gospel
in charge of churches, shall be liable
to work on tbe pubic roads. Not
required to work more than ten
days in any year, except as hereafter
provided. Eight houra* constant,
diligent labor to constitute a day’s
work. Suitalde deduction to be
made for what time of labor falls
short of this number of hours, either
from absence or idleness. Section
List or IIakds to bs furnished.—
Immediately alter appointment,
Overseers shall demand of every
person in his distiict a list of all
hands he may have*bc liable to work.
This demand to be made personally
or in writing, left at their usual
abode of the person. If the person
refuse or neglect, for ten days, to
deliver the list of the Overseer, such
person shall forfeit ten dollars for
eAch hand liable to work, not given
in as required, to bo recovered by
action in the name of the Board of
Supervisors. It is the duty of the
Overseer to cause the action to be
instituted. Section 840.
Road, Bridges and Causeways to
i$e Kept in Good Order.—Duty of
Overseers to keep road in his dis
trict in good repair, and erect such
necessary bridges and causeways as
may conveniently be erected and
kept in repair by the labor of bauds
assigned to said" road. When Ov
seer reqn res labor, he shall give
twelve hours’ notice, in person or in
writing, left at the place of ubode, to
all persons whose labor he requires,
to meet at such trni and place as he
may appoint, and to bring with
them such tools as be may direct.
The Overseer to superintend and di
rect the labor. In emergencies such
notice shorter than twelve hours may
be given, as the Overseer may' think
proper. Section 841.
Damages to be i'komitly repair
ed —Overseers to keep advised as to
condition of their road districts, and
as occasion may require, call out
number of bauds necessary to repair
bridges, stop washes, fill up mud
holes, causeways, bogs, marshes or
swampy places, or repair damages
by rains, cuts or otherwise", not wait
ing for regular road working, such
labor to be justly apport;o.ied, if
practicable. Any Overseer fading
in thn is liable to indictment, fine
and imprisonment, or either. Section
Warning Hands—Overseer mar
appoint, in writing, one person liable
to work, t) notify hands, the person
thus appointed to summon the hands
named in the list to bo furnished bv
the Overseer, aud make return desig
nating the hands warned, and the
date thereof. Such return is prima
facie evidence of the facts contained
in all prosecutions for penalties fur
failing to appear and work in pur
suance of not e1. Tha person so ap
pointed to be exempt from working
on road at that time, and if he fail to
give the n itiee as required, he is
iiab'e to a penalty of ten dollars.
Section 843.
Wagons, Teams, Etc., to be Fur
nisued.—When wagons, teams plows
or scrapers are required, the Over
seer may notify any person in his
district having them or the use ot
them, to furnish the same, who shall
be entitled to a credit as follows:
For each two horse plow and team
with gears and a hand to manage the
same, three days labor; for one-horse
plow, team, gear and hand, two day’s
labor; for each ox-plow and team of
three yoke of oxen and two hand’s,
five day’s labor; for a good iron or
steel-shod scraper, two horses and
hand, four day’s labor; for every
wagon, with team of four horses,
mules or oxen, and hand, four day’s
labor. If a’iv person fail to furnish
the same, when required, he shall
forfeit, for each day’s failure, two
dollars, for as many day’s labor as he
would have been credited with, had
the same been iurnished. Section
Property op Exempted Persons.—
All the horses, mules, oxen wagons,
plows and oilier implements and
tools of persons exempt from work
sh ill be liable to be used on the road
district on requisition of Overseer,
not exceeding ten days for each
horse, mule, ox, wagon, plow or
other thing in one year. Section
How bucn i dings Obtained.—
Overseer may notify person or liis
agent having charge of such things
as he does persons to work on the
road that they wiil be required.
Such person to designate one of the
road bauds to receive from him the
things to be used, aud shall permit
the hand to tako charge thereof for
the purpose of being used on the
road. Section 846.
How Much Mat be Required at
Once.—If a person has more than
one horse, mule, ox or other thing
require 1 for use on road, not more
than one-half shall be required at
one time. Section 847.
Penalty for Failure to Furnish.
—Any person failing or refusing to
furnish the articles called for, which
he is made liable to furnish, shall be
reported by the Overseer as delin
quent, to a convenient Justice of the
Peace, as other delinquents, and shall
be proceeded against in same way,
and shall be subject to same regu
lations, and shall be fined to sane
extent. Section 848.
Dflinquents to be Reported.—
Overseer to make a list of ail who
may be summoned to werk and fail
i d to do ao, or to furnish substitute
or to pay commutation money, and
stating a number of days of such
failure, and who were required to
furnish wag ms, plows, etc., and
shall report the same to some con
venient Justice of the Peace, under
oath, in which oath he must state
that the list contains all the delin
quents. Such returns to be prima
facie evidence against such p *rsona
as to such delinquency. Section
How DilihqdK?rrs 'to an Dialt
With.—Any person summoned to
work road, tailing to do so, or to
bring such wagons, tools, implements
or teams as may have been required,
shall be guilty of misdemeanor. The
Justice of the Pcaco, on receiving
report of Overseer, shall issue war
rant for arrest of delinquent, and
proceed as ia other criminal cases
On conviction, each person shall be
fined two dollars a day for each day’s
failure. If fine and ousts arc not
immediately paid, the delinquent
shall be sentenced to imprisenment
in the county jail fur one mouth, or
until fine and cosis and iail fees are
paid. If deliuquent will inter into
bond or recognizance in one hun
dred dollars, with sufficient sureties
approved by Justice ol the Peace,
payable to the Overseer or his suc
cessors, conditioned that such delin
quent shall immediately report to
Overseer and perform labor for
period for which he is delinquent, as
the Overseer may direct, and pay
costs of pr iceeding against him, lie
shall be discharged, and the Justics
shall preserve b»nd or recognizance.
If delinquent shall, within thirty
days, procure evidence of the work
having been done, the Juatice shall
mark bond or recognizance “cancel
ed,” and deliver up same. If not
thus canceled within thirty days,
the Justice shall issue notice to de
linquent and his sureties to appear
on a day nam°d. not less than fiv#
days from service, and on day named
shall unless sufficient cause be
shown, render fiual judgment and
issue execution, and, when money is
collected, pay it over to Overseer to
be expended on his road. Section
Money Received and Expended.—
Overseer to receive all moneys
paid by road hand* at the rate of
one dollar a day, in lieu of work, at
anj' time before report to Justice,
and expend such money, and money
collected by Justice, or from any
other souree on his road district to
the best advantage. Duty of Over
seer to direct labor of delinquent*
sentenced by Justices. Section 851.
Penalty on Overseen.—Any Ov
erseer failing or refusing to apply
all money received by him as herein
provided, shall, upon conviction, be
iraprisoued not exceeding six
months in the county jail, and fined
equal to double the amount receiv
ed by him and not anplied. Section
Road Divided.—Every Overseer,
if required by majority of hands as
signed him, shall lay off road into
equal divisions f>r convenience of
laborers, and assign some or agree
with laborers for keeping division in
repair. If persons to whom any di
vision be assigned fail to keep it in
good repair, lie is liable to all penal
ties imposed upon Overseers for fail
ing to keep road in repair, and Ov
erseer shall order out hands on said
division, and cause same to be put
and kept in repair. Sectio* 853.
Damages to Road, Bridges, Etc.,
to be Repaired.—If road, bridge or
causeways be at any time so dam
aged by high water or otherwise as
to be dangerons or unfit for travel
ers, the Overseer shall order out
hands to repair the same, though
they have air* a ly worked ten davs.
If the Overseer fail to do this, after
notice any member of the Board of
Supervisors mny employ sufficient
hands to repair the same, the ex
pense to be paid out of the County
Treasury. In addition of other pen
alties for not keeping the road in
repair, the Overseer shall be liable
to refund money so expended, to be
recovered by action in the name of
Board of Supervisors. Section 854.
Obstructions.—If any person ob
struct any public highway in any
manner, and does not remove the
same within twenty-four hours, Ov
scer shall remove the same, and the
person so obstructing shall pay all
expenses of the removal, to be re
covered before a Justice in the name
of the Board of Supervisors. Over
seer to cau*c suit to be commenced
therefor. Section 855.
Hedges to be Trimmed.—Hedges
planted along roid must be trimmed
by owner of land on side next to road,
and so kept that travelers will not
be inconvenienced. If hedges in
trude on the road, Overseer to give
written notice to have them trimmed
within ten days, otherwise owner or
owners shall forfeit two dollars per
dty f >r every days’s failure, to be
recovered as provided in last pre
ceding section. Section 856.
Milk Post?.—Overseer within six
months after appointment, shall
cause road leading to Court House
or principal town of county to be
measured, if not already done, and
shall erect, if not already done, a
post of durable material at termina
tion of each mile, making thereon in
Urge Roman characters or figures
the number of miles from Court
House or principal town. Overseer
failing herein shall pay twenty-five
dollars, one-half to use of person who
will sue for a imc. Section 857.
Replacing Milk Posts.—Overseer
neglecting to replace such mile posts
as shall be destroyed or displaced,
within the time said, shall forfeit
five dollars for each. post. Section
Guide Board*.—Overseer, within
time aforesaid, shall cause posts to
h« erected, where tr«*« are not con
venient, at fork* of roads, with guide
hoards and index hands pointing in
direction of said road* on which U
to b? insctibad name of town or
place to which they severally, lead,
and the compntatod distance in
miles. Overaeer neglecting to do so
sliall forfeit five dollars, to be reoov*
•red in the name of Board of Super
visors. Section 859.
Expenses or Mils Posts and
Gpidk Posts—Overseer authorised
to employ suitable persons to pro
pare and paint mile posts, guide
posts, andboaids. All expenditures
required thereof to be reported by
Overseer to Board of Supervisors,
who sliall, if reasonable and just,
order the same paid out of the
County Treasury. Section 860. .
Overseer’s Report—Overseer on
the first day of rciulap Spring and
Fall meetings of Board of Supervi
sois, shall make true return of sit-.
nation of road; number of days he
has worked on same; number of
hands under his eharge; number of
defaulting hands; amount of fines
collected; detailed account of expen
ditures with proper vouchers; ability
of hands to keep real in repair and
whether there is surplus of bands.
On failure to make such report he
shall be fined by said Board not ex
ceeding $20 Section 861.
MImImIPPI Uiillate for tl*e
Below we print a circular which,
though issued some time since, will
nevertheless prove of interest to
those who have not yet seen it. Per
sonally, we knowjthisin^tit .tion tojbo
under faithful, etlicient management,
an it is one of which every Mississip
pian may justly feel proud:
The new Institute of the Blind, a
handsome and commodious building,
has been completed and the Institu
tion is now in successful operation
and ready for the reception of pupils.
It is most delightfully located on an
eminence overlooking the city of
Jackson and surrounding country,
the site having been selected for its
healthfullness and beauty. The In
stitution is under the immediate su
perintendence of the well known Dr.
W. S. Langiey and his accomplished
wife and daughters, who have suc
cessfully managed it for the past
several yearj. It is a State Institu
tion for the education of blind chil
dren between the ages of nine and
twenty years, who are not incapaci
tated by physical, mental or moral
infirmity for useful instruction; but
none whose ages do not come with
in these limits shall be received, ex
cept in peculiar eases of persons of
good character who desire instruc
tion in handicraft, and then only by
special action of the Board of Trus
Communications in reference to
the admission of pupils, addressed
to Dr. W. S. Langley, Superintend
ent, -Jackson, Miss., will always re
ceive prom pt attention.
H. H. Hines, Sec’v.
Jackson, Miss.. Feb. 15th, 1883.
The new Court House to be built
at Magnolia is to cost Pike county
r> ,480. The contract was awarded
to H. F. Bridewell, of the New Or
leans firm of II. F. Bridewell A Co.,
he being the lowest and best bidder.
Work will be begun in April, and it
is expected that the Honse will b j
turned over to the Board of Supervi
sors in December.
For Rent.
Anyone desiring to rent a convenient
and commodious
can do so by applying to the undersigned.
Location on Chickasaw street, near busi
ness portion of town. Good garden »l>ot
and other necessary attachments. Water
excellent. Kates liberal. Any further
particulars given upon application.
Jno. B. Nalty,
mar ‘28-lm Brookhaven, Miss.
St. Marco Hotel,
Near the Depot,
Everjtii log kept In first class style. Accom
modations the best. mar 99-fim.
Publication Notice•
Lamp omc. at Jackson, Miss.,)
March 29th, isss. f
Notice Is hereby given that the following-nam
ed settler has Hied notice of his Intention to
make final proof In support of hit claim, and
that Bald proof will be made before W. M. Went
worth . Chancery Clerk at Meadnlle, Mas., on
May 12th, 1933, vit: Vatu Lee, Homestead -.entry
No. 8*48 for the s* gwi,. sis, T 9 H, at.*. He
names the following witnesses to prove his con
tinuous residence upon, and cultivation of, said
land, vlt:
H. U. Magee, R. J.) All of Meadvllle,
Williams, T J. Scotty Franklin County.
K. U. Wentworth. J Mississippi.
mar 29-fit Register.
Constable’* Sale.
No. Tse.1 vs. y Justice Court.
A. M. C. Davis. j
By virtue of a writ of execution to me from the
Justice Court of Lincoln County, Mississippi, I
will on Monday, the 2nd day of April, A. D. 1883,
at the Court House door, la the town of Brookha
ven, proceed to sell to the highest bidder, for
sww of NEW )Section (It) T (3) Range (T) East
Cash, the following described property, to-wtt:
SEW of 8WW of Section T, Township (8) Range
(8) Kast levied on as the property of defendant,
A. M. C. Us via, and will be sold to satisfy the
judgment and costs in the above staled case.
This 7th day of March, A. D. 138*.
D-B.fi COX,
Mar 9 4t. Constable.
Constable's Sals.
Xabtin Naltt}
No. lit} u V Jaetlce Court.
A. X. C. Datia J
By ylitue of b writ of exeeattce to me from
the Joatice Court of Lincoln oopoty. XlaeUilppt.
I will on Monday. the tnd duy at April, A. ;D.
1983, et the Court ilixme doir. iu m* town of
Hrookhiren, prooee<l to eell to the Hgheet bid.
der, for Ceeh, the following deeoftbed property,
to-wit: NEk Of NWX lu NeetlOB ftt) Towu
the proper
end will be
coetatn the
if Kirch A.
u. x. a. cox.

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