Newspaper Page Text
The North Mississippi Herald
A Weekly Paper Worth While. "THE LOVE Of COUNTRY GUIDES." S»« Only Live Paper in the County Vol. XXVII KVi'K'EJSS WATER VALLEY, YALOBUSHA COUNTY,-FRIDaY MORNING FEBRUARY 19, 1915 KSS, No. 14 PROCEEDINGS OF THE FEBRUARY MEETING OF CITY COUNCIL Proceedings of Mayor and Board of Alderman of the City of Water Valley in regular monthly meeting, Feb. 2nd., 3rd., and 5th. Ordered by the Board that salary of City Health Officer be fixed at $200.00 per year. .Mrs Emma Davis allowed $9.00 re fund on taxes on bakery. Report of Police Justice read, ap proved and salaries of Clerk and mar shal allowed as follows: 6 fines amounting to $40 00 4 . 25.00 pd. fines unpaid 15.00. 2 convicts sent to jail actount failure to pay fine. Report of G. R. Wood Clerk of freight and express paid during Jan. Freight on 7 cars coal $604 07 miscellaneous fit and expenses 6.34 Report of G. R. Woos Clerk of a mounts due city for concrete walks and amount collected during month, due Jan. 1 $1203.77 collected 150.69 Bal due $1053.08, approved. Report ot E. Cock Tax Collcetor. Privilege tax collected 100.00 less 5 per cent com 5.00 net pd Treas. 95.00 street tax collected 9.00 less 5 per cent com 45 net pd Treas. $8.45 ft School Tuition $18 00 room rent 15.00, $33.00 leas 5 per cent com $1.65 net pd Treas. 81.53 -- - v. Real «nd personal tax $10686.24 f less 8 per cent com 320.59 ' net pd Treas. 10365.65 Current fights collected $1174.77 deliquent lights collected 20 totals 1174.97 less 1 light allowed $100 less salary 10.00, tl.00 net pd Treas. $1163 97 Current water collected $875.36 delinquent water collected 1.00 total $876.36 less salary 10.00 net pd Trees. $866.36 Total paid Trea9. $12,530.88 Ordered by Board that water and light plant be allowed 6 cars coal, lbbl oil, 50 ft three fourth inch hose, and $550.00 to pay freigt and expenses during month of Feb. The following pay rolls were al lowed: Water & Light Plant Pay roll. L H Williford $ 80 00 Will Teas 80 00 W D Davis 75 00 W C Kuykendall 54 50 Hall Puilin 45 00 Will Montgomery 28 60 Ed Brown 12 00 Dock Bradley $1 50 Bester Holcomb 2 50 Cubby Crockett 9 40 T C Barry 110 00 George Woods 80 00 C F Carter 50 00 Sylvester Hervey 20 00 Street Pay Roll. M F Stewart 60 00 W E Bates 38 75 Leroy Arthur 31 25 Odie Carothers 31 25 Kedmp Avant 30 00 Clyde Hill 2 50 Fant Avant 1 25 Fire Co. C W Stevens 2 00 S D Addington 2 00 F C Addington 2 00 Claude Hale 4 00 B Vanderberg 2 00 Juliana McCarson 2 00 W J Smith 1 00 S H Hoad 1 00 Lewis Spencer 2 00 A G Carter 6 00 T J Knight sexton $ 20 00 Columbus Willis Janitor School 45 00 Eugene Mize hauling coal 14 52 Orderep that City Teachers be el* FIGURES DON’T LIElj Editor Brown stated in a former issue of his paper “that he had no sore finger” because the City Council awarded the Herald the, contract for the city printing, then he proceeds to “lambast” the councilmen for awarding the con tract to the Herald. On Feb. 13, he published the following: “It is not the amount involved in this deal that counts, but it is the gross incompetenc.v of the majority ot the council and the utter and flagrant disregard of their oaths and indifference to the spending of the people’s money. This deal costs the city only some *60, but how much will subsequent deals cost them?’’ I Editor Brown might not have a “sore finger,” but he certainly has distort ! ed the facts in this case, and for the purpose of setting him right before the public we print all the facts connected, including the proposal for bids— Brown’s bid and the Herald’s bid, to-wit; Water Valley, Miss., January 16th, 1915. Mr. G. D. Brown, Mr. L. C. Barber, Mr. H. A. Lee, '-\ Water Valley, Miss. Gentlemen:— The City at the present time is in need of the following supplies and it is the intention of the Printing Committee to obtain all of the supplies so far as they can be furnished by local concerns: 1,000 Letter Heads—Typewriter—as per attached. 1,000 “ “ Ruled " “ 500 City Affidavits for Bench Warrants. 500 City Bench Warrants. In connection with this work we desire to make a contract for the current year’s printing, and I would also thank you to advise your minimum charge for that work —per word, line, or whatever measure of printing you use. Kindly let us have your prices as early as is convenient for you to do so, as * J^ Hve somworlc which W*— ,otne of the above * "nMimnedstationery* ^77 ~ | | ' — ‘ Of course the one making the lowest bid and guar anteeing their work, will be given it. Yours truly, J. G. SKOGSBERG, Chairman Printing Committee. Brown’s Bid Herald’s Bid $ 2.50 1 m Typerwriter Letter Heads $ 2.50 2.50 1 m Ruled Letter Heads 2.50 2.50 500 City Affidavits for Bench Warrants 1.75 2.50 500 City Bench Warrants 1.75 1.46 100 Words for-three publications 2.00 $11.46 - - Total Amt. of Each Bid - - $10 50 The above is the full and complete bid submitted by both Brown and the j Herald and the Herald is 96c less than the figures submitted by Brown. No, Brown hasn’t got a “sore finger”—it’s the stomachache, that’s all. He knew there was something wrong with him but failed to locate it. lowed warrants for 5th., month 1914 and 1915 term on presentation of cer tificates ot County Superintendent. Board approved bond of J. W. Maul din, City Treasurer in the sum of $10,000.00 with J. V. Blackmur and H. P. Scott sureties. Bo *rd approved bond of T. C. Barry Supt. of Water and Light Plant in the sum of $2000.00 with J. R. Tarver and W. 1.. Addington. Board approved bend of A. B Tucker night marshal in the sum of $1000.00 with E. L. Stephens, S. L. Cox, and S. E. Cooper sureties. Board received and considered bids to do city printing for the year 1915. Contract was awarded to L. C. Bar ber, proprietor of the North Miss. Herald. Recessed till 9:00 a. m. Feb. 3. In matter of back tax assessment of the Mississippi Valley Co. after bear ing evidence and argument of Counsel pro and can, it was ordered by the Board that assessment against the Mississippi Valley Co be not approved from which the State Revenue Agent prayed an appeal. Recess till 7:30 p. m. Feb. 5. Report of J. W. Mauldin City Treas. was read and approved and was aa follows: Amt. Received. bal on hand last report $6335 47 by 202 state of Miss. 2127.00 “ 203 W. T. Trusty 106.70 “ 204 G. R. Wood 74P8 “ 205 “ “ “ 75.71 “ 206 R. S. Murray 20.00 “ 207 E. H. Rogers 5 00 “ 208 E. Cock 12530.88 $21275.74 Paid Out. School warrants $1328.33 General warrants 9120 9l Interest Coupons 162.50 Bal. on hand 10664 00 $21275.74 Report of T. C. Barry Supt. of Light and Water Plant was approved. Light rate sheet $1453.30 Payroll, coal and other supplies 765.18 bal. to cr. light department $688.12 Water rate sheet $1030.20 freight returned 4.36 $1034.56 payroll, coat andjother supplies 675.70 bal. cr. to water department $368.86 The following claims were allowed and ordered paid. Sam Morgan I. O. 0. . F Hall rent for School $ 3 50 F B DeShon school 1 25 Miss Ma/Beth Badley school 2 00 Merchant Gro. Co. school 3 00 Noien Bros, paper, pens and ink for city election 2 R S Murray monies collected sprinkling streets 20 00 0 T Tarver & Son fire horses and hauling Are wagon 97 95 G D Brown printing 3 92 Shipman Simmons Lumber Co lumber 2 60 Tarver Davis Co streets and lights 2 45 J H Gore lumber streets and plant 12 04 A B Porter mule fe d 30 00 C T Williams lumber 5 00 W S Metcalf refund tax on piano 1913 and 1914, 3 50 D R Wagner water rebate 3 05 Mrs E M Howd water rebate 2 87 T C Barry water rebate 1 70 C E Dunn water rebate 2 53 A G Carter carpenter work at plant 0 96 T A Hale 8 20 Wm. Hendricks machine work for (Continued on last page) H VALLEY IN FRIENDLY TIGHT OVER LOCATION OF FEDERAL BUILDING _ ^ United States Treasury Site Agent, Hon. R. A. Mattock, of V asbing ton, D. C. arrived in Water Valley. Monday, for the purpose of locating a site for the new Federal Building in the city. As soon as the Federal Agent struck town business began to pi k U| and three hours after his arrival things were sizzling hot. The south end ot the city began legging for the loca tion of the site in that part of town while the balance of the city sought a more central location. After the first few preliminary bouts, all sUes were eliminated flum the fight ex cept the Whitney Block on Main Street and the old City Hall site next O. T. Tarver & Son’s livery stable in front of the railroad cattle yards at the extreme south end of Main Street. The fight for the south end was championed and led by the barms of Panola street, while Hon. W. C. Bryant led the forces fighting for a central location—and it was a battle royal from start to finish, but con du ted with the very best of friend ly feeling on the part of all' con tending parties. The . ity property, on account of its location, is of no practical value to the city. It would be folly to build a city hall and Are department station on the present site. The in terest of the city demand that the Are station be more centrally located —for that reason the city desires to y of the town. • We don’t blame the city council for wanting to unload their “white elephant’’ on the government or any one else for that matter, but we would blame the councilmen. now and ever afterward, if, for any price, they caused the location of the Federal building in such an out-of-the-way, and practically inexcessible place as the city property site. Come, let U9 reason together. There are about 6000 citizens in the city of Water Valley. All are in terested in the city and her welfare, and the will and desire of the ma jority of the citizens should prevail. At least 75 per cent of the citizens wou d vote to elect a central location for the Federal building. The loca tion of the Federal building means that, the post office will be located ut that point not for just a year or two. but permanently. Think, then, of the present situation of the city; wher the homes and business houses are located at the present time and where they necessarily would be located as the city expands and grows. Think of the distribution of the mail—take into consideration the environments of the proposed sites—weigh all con ditions, ad/antages and mutters of interest carefully and impurtiully, and then a central location would be selected. For the above stated reasons we think it would not only be unfair, illogical and detrimental for the progress, con venience und weifare of the city to locate other than as near central as possiable any public institution ot the importance and interest to every citi zen as post office building. The Whitney Block is more central ly located than any other site offered. It is the pivot or joining corner of the lour Wards of the city. It is practically in the geographical and population center of the city and con sequently is the logical, reasonable and proper location for the post office building, and there, in our humble opinion, should the Federal Build ing be located. We make a Specialty of Finishing Kodak Pictures. Tebby’s Studio. MRS. E. M HID ANSWERS FINAL CALL Mrs. E. M. Huwd, aged 78 year?, and one of the pioneer resident!! < f the city, died Friday evening at her home on Wood Stieet after an illness of several weeks duration. Mrs. Howd was a grand and noble woman, her life has been devoted to her family, friends and commu nity. Her many deeds of charity, kindness and assistance will sAand as a monument throughout succeeding generations. She was a devout member of the Presbyterian Church and her life was a living example of true Christianity —she lived and practiced her faith and religion in every acc and deed of her noble life. She leaves one daughter Mrs. Eugene McLarty, many other rela tives and a world of friends to mourn her dea h. A pall ofsoirow rests on the entire city, and Water Valley fully realizes the great loss of this noale citizen. The funeral services were conduct'd Sunday morning at the Presbyterian Church by Rev. J. E. Hobson and interment was made in Oak Hill cemetery. TWO MORE STATES Since of ti)- ye*r the Te*- ’ islatures of Alabama and Arkansas nave passed state wide prohibition laws. This places sixteen states in the dry column, the other fourteen being Arizona, Colorado. Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia, Wash ingt n and West Virginia. This is just one third of the total number of states and they contain about one fourth of the pipulation of the United States. The proportion of popuia i m to number of states is cut n'own by Arizona, Colorado, Main', North Dakota and Oregon, the combined popoulation of which is hardly equal tr that of the comparatively small state of Massachusetts. Of the other eleven states, eight of them contain over six million negroes, from which race the whites, politically in con trol, are most eager to k ep liquor. The Temperance Society of the Meth odist Church, with headquarters at Topeka, Kansas, announces thal dur ing the coming year wet and dry votes will be taken in the following states: Idaho, Iowa, Maryland. New Ha'-'p -h :e, New Mexico, Ohio, South Car olina and Vermont. To this list may he added Maine, whi.h is now “dry” tut of which Governor Curtis, in his inaugural address a tew week ago, said: “It the dominant (arty’s p at form believes that state wide prohibi tion in Maine has proved impracticable arid demands the submission of the prohibitory amendment to the peopl , and advocates its repeal in order that the city or town may be subst tuted for the state as a basis of laws de signed to control or abolish the liquor traffic.” Maine has been “cry” fur over fifty years. USE THEM Don’t throw potato parings in the garbage pail but put into the stove and thereby save yourself the annoy ance of having to call the fire depart ment to put out a chimney fire. The b rning potato parings prevents the gathering of soot. A man who is kee ing up a strong coal tire in his range evtry day during the winter, says you can never find a trace of soot on the lid, the botti m of kettles or any part of the stove, if potato paring! are burned daily.