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VOL. IX. NO. 32. GREENWOOD, MISSISSIPPI, FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 11, 1905. 11.50 THE YEAR. BOARD SUPERVISORS PROCEEDINGS. IS Road Contract* Rescinded. Railroad Ordered to Remove Track, etc. ular this the Board met Monday, August 7,1906, the following officers and members being present: F. M. Aldridge, pres^ Eli Ethridge, U. Ray and 8. I. Brown; E. D. Stone, attorney (aoting), C. W. Crockett, clerk; T. C. Garrott, sheriff. The contract was let to D. 8. Jones to build fills at the following placet: at Randle place for $85; at Street place for $125; at Nebo place for $75. Contract for building pile bridge at Roebuck Lake outlet waa awarded to D. 0. Alexander at $8.90 per foot. Contract for flooring bridge at Money Bayou was awarded to J. H. Alford at 95 cents per foot. The Board adjourned to meet Tues day, August 8,9 o'clock. Tuesday's PnocBuriiNus. Board met pursuant to order. Ordered that sealed bids be received st the September meeting for building the following bridges: Bench bridge at Price McLemore's 80 feet long; at J. Obergfoil's, 100 feet long; pile bridge at Mahoney's Green Briar place 40 feet over ditch. Ordered that the Steam Dummy Road runnidg from the Schuh-Miller Lumber Co. plant at Berclair is and is hereby declared a nuisance in all plaees said road intersects or runs In with the pub lic road aud the said Schuh-Miller Lum ber Co. and J. L. Haley are ordered re move said road at once. Report of C. N. D. Campbell, county health officer, was received and ap proved. Ordered that $5,000 be transferred from the Common County fund to the Bridge fund. Ordered that the personal assessment rolls be Died on the first Monday in Au gust to the 1st Monday in Sept., subject to objections and said objections will bo heard at the September meeting of the Board and equalization as by law and the Clerk is ordered to make publication of equalization at September meeting. L. B. Henderson, S. E. Higdon and Hun ter Kates surrendered their contracts, and same were annulled and cancelled by the Board. The following allowances were made: Enterprise, account C. E. Wright, Ice A Coal Co. acet 8 50 S. G. Wilson, coffin for pauper . 8 00 W. T. Fountain, acot 1. B. Bright, county physician 87 50 Bright & Dickins, services 20 00 J. W. Quinn, medicine R. T. Jones Co., acet . S. L. Raines, ink. H. Herman, mdse J. Obcrgfell, road commissioner Walter Pillow, " " J. B. Humphreys, registrar, etc. 139 85 Marshal A Bruce, acct 12 25 Cumb. Tel. Co., rent T. M. Do Loach, stenographer 40 00 I. W. Parish, tending bridge' Effie Harris, janitor C. W. Crockett, postage Commonwealth printing, 7 00 E. E. Inlow, repairing bridge ... 3 10 Pleasants Bros., acct 11 85 A. J. White, repairing bridge 90 00 Price & Brown, mdse Sandy Hayman, refund road tax Mose Smith, refund road tax Hyman-Lewis Co., mdse A. G. McLemore, lumber W. M. Petcet, sect W. T. Young, building bridge 4589 00 Schuh-Miller Lumber Co. lumber ably in He Its to firm, city. great to I sale me 9 00 t n 13 50 1 85 2 00 3 25 1 00 1 00 2 75 40 00 20 00 2 00 8 47 3 00 3 00 2 25 15 8 « «7 71 30 10 D. O. Alexander, building bridge 1239 25 Arnon Brown, burying panpar 5 00 Floyd A. Stevens, lumber . .i... 117 94 Ell Ethridge, inspecting bridges 8 00 S. I. Brown, inspecting bridges 10 00 U. Hay, inspecting bridges . 4 00 L. B. Henderson, settlement 557 03 Blanton Thurman Lbr. Co., lbr. 34 18 R. Jeety, part payment C. H. 8868 00 Gray DeFoe, inspecting roads 10 00 8. E. Higdon, settlement 587 26 Hunter Estes, settlement 411 88 B. T. Sayre, road commissioner 90 00 A. N. Pentecost, oil G'wood L. and W. Co., Lights 4 80 219 20 8 00 T. C. Garrott, sects WANTED TO GET EVEN. A correspondent sends us the fol lowing extract from thc pious pe tition of a good old colored brother in a Georgia settlement: "Lawd we wants a Hessin fer over' one, 'cept one; dat one is a yaller nigger, what boorded de rail road train en runned off wid de whole collection what wuz took up ter pay my salary wid! Lawd, please make de train jump de track—don't hurt the yuther pas sengers, but take off one leg fum dat nigger."—Atlanta Constitution. IS NO L0N6ER A SUB-AGENCY. Armour &. Co. Make Greenwood a Ret Greenwood is now the home of s reg ular branch house of the great firm of Armour St Co. The rapid increase in the business at this place has made it necessary for Armour A Co. to take Greenwood out of the list of sub-agencies and establish a branch house here. Mr. P. 8. Burt, who has been so cap ably managing the sub-agency since its establishment here, will continue to be in charge of the business as manager. He U always attentive to business and Its great success is due to his splendid management Mr. O. F. Schneider arrived last week to accept the position of cashier for the firm, and we welcome him to our little city. The firm of Armour Sc Co. is worth a great deal to our people, enabling them to get all kinds of fine meats and other products on short notice. Crass Tie Timber fer sale. I have 400 acres of fine tie timber for sale in the Delta 3 miles South East of Leflore. Any one interested, address me at Forest, Miss. 7-14-3moa. Jeff Kent. •»••♦» fr Yellow Fever. Typhoid Fever, or Malarial Fever Is not dangerous L ■ provided you keep ' ' your system in or- .. der. We have aln " the standard reme- j ' dies. RAINES' DRUG STORE, Greenwood, Miss. -4 $ GRENADA BUSINESS COLLEGE Grenada, Miss. Founded by J. T. Thomas, 1900 MEMPHIS BUSINESS COLLEGE Founded by T. A. Leddin, foun der of Leddin Business College, 1864 J. T. THOMAS , Principal both Schools. ■J r / The above schools have placed much time have received training under her tutorship, and money to make them the very best in the The two schools are owned and operated by South, and their success can best be known one of the best school men in the South, Prof, when the outside world knows the past. The Memphis Business College has, with- young Yvoman's friend, in the past tYventy years, placed more than thc guarding Angel, and if you place yourself two thousand graduates in fine positions, and under his influential corps of instructors, suc thc Grenada Business College, within the past cess will ever crown you. five years, has placed five hundred in good positions. The Memphis Business College was founded by T. A. Leddin, of Ireland. He came to Memphis in the year 1864 and opened a business college, which perpetuates his name, ance note, payable after positions have been The Grenada Business College was opened in secured. 1900, and it stands a synonym to hundreds who He is the young man's and the His counsel is like J. T. Thomas. From now untii August the 15th, these two schools will offer opportunities unexcel led. Their terms are one-half cash, and bal For information address either plqce. NEW FIRM OF COTTON BUYERS. Bond k. KInloch, of Memphis. Will Open Office Here Sept. 1st. Mr. W. R. Bond, of the cotton firm of Messrs. Bond A Kinloeh, Memphis, arrived in Ureenwood this week and has made arrangements for tho opening of a branch office hero on Sep tember 1st. The firm of Bond A Kinloeh is a staunch concern anil we most cordially welcome them to our growing little city. They have rented the building former ly occupied by E. C. Gwln's insurance agency, just west of The Cominonwcnlth office on Market street. Greenwood is one of Mississippi's foremost cotton markets and the liest buyers arc always gladly welcomed here by the planters and the people gener ally. __ THE STATE'S CROP. Warden John Henry, of the peni tentiary board of control, and inci dentally manager and general sup erintendent of Mississippi's great farming interests recently, returned from a visit to the State farm in the delta. He reports conditions some what improved, but bad enough to satisfy the biggest bull in the mar ket pen, says the Jackson Clarion Ledger. There is only one crop in which the State is interested that it dares to brag on, though its crops on all farms are better than those of her neighbors. On the Rankin county convict farm there are seven hundred acres of corn that is said by experts as well as all visitors to be the finest they ever saw in the State. The 700 acres are planted in what is know here as the Jones Prolific corn—a corn that makes from three to sèven ears on the stalk, and which is the greatest corn that Mississippi ever found. The A. and V. railroad runs through this 700-acre corn patch, and every passenger expresses his admiration. The yield is variously estimated at from 75 to 100 bushels per acre, and there is every reason to believe that it will make the lower figure in spite of wind and weather, as well as ten to twenty bushels of peas per acre. The state's cotton crop is better than that of any private planter, but it is one-fourth oil from an average yield, and the State does not look to make any money this fall unless the price of the staple holds up to pres ent figures—a contingency that seems very probable in view of the weather conditions and the back wardness of the season. There are many thousands of the very best cotton land in the State that should | have been laid by the 4th of July which has never yet been sided, or i chopped out the first time, and: which can not possibly make any-, thing. I $254,000 INCREASE IN PERSONAL ROLL. Assessor Lee Arterfeury Makes Hand some Shewlnt Over Last Year's Assessment. j , i The assessment for 1804 before being raised by the Heard of Supervisors | amounted to At,702,991. J The assessment for 1905 after being raised by the Board is $2,047,462. j Tho Board will revise and oqual iy.o the assessment next month and the raises will make the increase over 1901 considerably more than the $254, 000 increase as shown by tho assessor's rolls. Assessor Lee Arterbury's assessment j of the personalty of Loflore county for 1905 shows an increase of $254,000 over the assessment of 1004. : I j j , , , Leflore county personal and real proporty is increasing in value very | rapidly and it will not be many years ! until she will make porhaps tho treat showing of any county in Mississippi. The American Express Go's office hours are 8 a, m. to 8 p. m. Closed on Sundays. Khmano Brvnnbh. Agent. j PROPOSED NEW OFFICE BUILDING. Mr. 8. J. Stein is having plans and specifications made for the erection of a magnificont three-story office building on his lots on tho southeast cornor of Howard and Washington stroota. Mr.Stein will eroct abuildingon these valuable lots with steam and all modern conveniences. The front is to have atone columns and massive plate glass for the first story with stone trimmings above and red pressed brick. This new structure will add greatly ] to the appearance of Howard street. t A llandsone Structure In Contempla tion by Mr. S. J. Stein. Cheap Excursion Tourist Rates. Te all points North, East and West. Good for return passage antil Oot. 81st. Those contemplating leaving the city will be furnished information cheerfully by calling up J. L. POWERS, Ticket Agent Y. A M. V. R. R. "It is never too lato to mend" tho j break in our fortunes caused by the fire IF we insure TO-DAY'. It IS too late if we wait until after tho fire. NOW is P. 8. GEORGE. ! the time. Keep the Mosquitoes outl We are headquarters for screen doors. HYMAN-LEWIS CO. ROAD COMMISSIONER TENDERS RESIGNATION. Board of Supervisors Will Return to Old System of Worklnf Roads. lion. It. T. Sayre has resigned his po sition as Koad Commissioner of Leflore connty, which was accepted by the Board of Supervisors. Messrs. H. C. Estes, road contractor for Beat 4, L. it. Henderson for Heat l, and a R lligd0ll (or lteat •>, compromis ^ th#ir contraots wilh thc countyi re . ceiving pav for wUat wor k they had done Md reflcillding tho r(!mftindorof thoir ( , on t ra( ,t 8 . Mr. A. J. White, contractor o( Boat 5, was not willing to compromise his eon tract on thc basis proposed by Koad Commissioner Sayre, and it Is rumored that tho matter will go to the courts for settlement. The work of Contractor D. O. Alexnn ^ o( ]hmt ,, h#ving boon so „atisfue from tho very begliming tho Board could not annul his controct. The Board has appointed road over soers for Boats 1, 2, 8, and 5, and tho old system of working tho public roads will bo resumed at once. '•O, Tam liadst thou but boon soa wise As tacn thy aln wife Kate's advice" you would not now Ire bemoaning tho carelessness which mado you put off in suring until to-morrow and you'd have tho insurance companies' money to re build your homo with and keep Kate from being "a woefu' woman". TO-DAY' Is the time, our again, P. S. GEORGE. New Manager of Hammond Packing Co. Mr. J. C. Carroll, formerly employed in tho Southern Railway office hero, but recently connected with tho sanio com pany in Atlanta, has returned to Green wood and accepted tho position of man ager of the Hammond Packing Com pany's business here. Tho Common wealth welcomes Mr. Carroll back to The Leflore Building & Loan Ass'n has money to loan at 8 per cent, for long time and on easy payments, on real os tato security in Greenwood and Leflore county. Apply to Lomax & Tyson, or to P. W. PARSONS, Sec'y, 121 Howard St. " 'Tis a very fine thing to be father-in law To a very magnificent, three tailed bas haw". but how much floor to be insured in a first class company. Come to see me TO-DAY and I will write you any kind P. S. OliORUlt. of insurance. WOOD! WOOD! Tho Utroska Transfer Lino will handle all kinds of Stove and Eire Wood In fu ture, and will fill orders for same promyt ly and at reasonable prices. Cumb. Phone No. 146. 7-21-8mo. [CITY BOARD HEALTH IS IN EARNEST. Order Issued Requiring City to hr rut In Sanitary Condition Has De sired Effect. The Greenwood Board of Health met on the 8th inst. and issued a vocplng proclamation requiring tho citizens and property owners to clean up their re spective promises, Impressed upon them tho necessity and importance of doing it right now, under penalty of $100.00 Ann for failure to comply with said order by yesterday at 12 o'clock, Tho people proceeded to get busy with lioos, spades, shovels, grass blades, etc., and it is really astounding that so much filth has been found and cleaned away from all portions of the city. Mayor Vardanian has also a largo force at work cleaning out tho gutters, ditches and streets. Tho city carts have boon hauling off grass, woods, tin cans and alt sorts of garbage for several days, and tho city is now in pretty good sanitary condition. This process of keeping the city clean should bo kept up Indefinitely. Tho city should enforce tho sanitary laws to the letter in future and we will havo tho cleanest and healthiest place in tho Delta. No hotter advertisement for tho city could be made than to keep it abso lutely clean. The following is the proclamation of tho City Board of Health, issued at th6 mooting hold on the 8th, and If you have not complied with its requirements you had hotter attend to tho matter at ec: 'It is ordered that all householders owners who have not rom and property piled with the ordors of this board in regard to cleaning up thoir premises shall be arrested if said orders have not been complied with by 12 o'clock noon of Thursday, tho 10th day of August, 1905. It is tho purpose of tho Board of Health to enforce this order. Mo far lit tlo or nothing Inis boon done by the cit izens toward putting tho city in a san itary condition. TIiIh must bo remedied at once, Unless those orders aro com plied with tho Board of Health has grave fears for tho health of tho city and it is urged as tho patriotic duty of every cit izen to do his boat toward cleaning the fit tv. Wherefore Every Householder and Every Owner of Vacant Promises is hereby urged to havo the following things done at once, viz: 1. To cut all weeds and grass on tho premises and from the middle of the alloy In tho rear to the middle of tho street in front of such promises. I. To thoroughly clean such premises of all trash, tin cans, old bottles, etc., (tho yollow fover mosquito will brood in any bottle or can in which a little water romains). 8. To sprinkle all parts of such prom ises not covered by short grass or ex posed to full sunlight with fresh or slaked lime, 4. To sprinkle kerosene oil upon all wot or damp places on said premises and to oil all cisterns, tanks and rain water barrels, putting not less than one ounce of oil per barrel and in such pro portion. Above orders MUST Ire complied with by Thursday, August 10th, at 12 o'clock noon. Any violation of the alrevo will sub ject occupant of houses or owner of va cant premises to a flno not exceeding $ 100 . S. L. Biuntbu, M. D. President. W. B. Dickins, M. D., Secretary. Build your own home und stop paying rent. We will loan you the money on easy payments. LEFLORE BLDG. & LOAN ASS'N, P. W. Parsons, Sec'y, 121 Howard St. Issuing a Dally edition. Our esteemed tocal contemporary is issuing an interesting little daily edi tion, and we wish it much success. '1 be editor of this paper printed a daily here during the last yellow fever quarantine seige a few years ago, but discovered that there was more work than money in the venture. Wo wish for our friends of the Enterprise better luck. Sam'l J. Stein to Open Cotton Office. Mr. Sam'l J. Stein will engage in the cotton business here about the 1st of September. He will open an office in one of his building on Main street. Mr. Stein will sell cotton on commission. He Is a fine business man and wo predict success for him. Dr. Henderson wires me from Mlehi gan: "Fish biting well and plenty of money left for your customers." Mr. King now has exclusive charge of that department during thc Doctor's absence. Go to see him but carry one of my poli cies with you. TO-DAY. I'. 8. G El »RGB. NOTICf. The Board of Pension Examiners for Lcfloro county, Mississippi, will meet in the Chancery Clerk's office in Green wood on the first Monday in September, Ifl05, for thc purpose of passing on ap plications for Pensions. C. W. CROCKETT, Clerk.