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Entered at the Greenwood. Miss., post office as second-class matter. - j j Long Distance dumb. Phone No. 33. - The Commonwealth J. L. GILLESPIE, Editor. Subscription $1.50 Per Year. SUPPLEMENT. Official Paper of County and City. 1913. ' ' 1 Mr. and Mrs. Albert McLemore, of Itta Bena, are visiting at the I ..j Mnl omn.o w. o lVla j U- d" I I ltta Bena, Visited Miss oeaulan Douglass Fox, this week.—Car rollton Conservative 1 _ ' — j f 1 Greenwood, Miss., July 25 home of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Till man.— carrollton Conservative. AN ORDINANCE Establishing "Fire Limits" and Regu lating the Construction of Build ings Therein. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Greenwood, State of Mississipi, as follows : Section 1. That fire limits be estab lished within the following territory: Beginning at the bridge across the Ya > zoo River at the north end of Fulton street, thence run south along the east side of Fulton street to the line be tween lots 4 and 9 of Block Henry Addition to the city of Green wood; thence eastward along the line between lots 4 and 3 and lots 9 and 10 of block 5 and the line between lots 1 and 2 and 11 and 12 of block 4, said blocks being in the Henry Addition to the City of Greenwood, thence across Main street to the southwest corner of lot 6 of block 3 of the Henry Addition of the City of Greenwood, and thence along the Southern boundary line of lots 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 of Block 3 of the Henry Addition; thence across Walthall street to the Southwest corner of lot 6 of block 2 in the Henry Addition, thence easterly along the Southern boundary line of lots 6, 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 of Block 2 of the Henry Addition to the city of Greenwood, thence south along George street to the Y. & M. V. Railway; thence northerly along the western bounday line of the Y. & M. V. R. R. right of way to Carrollton Ave., thence easterly along the northern boundary line of Carrollton Ave. to the Southeast corner of block 7, seven, at the noint where Carrollton Ave. inter sects Ave. A., and thence northwardly along the Eastern boundary line of said block 7 to the Southern Railway, and thence westwardly along the south ern boundary line of the right of way of the Southern Railway to a point where the tracks of the Southern Rail way cross the tracks of the Y. & M. V. Railway; thence northwarly along the west rail of the Y. & M. V. Railway to Pearl street, thence weswardly along the Southern boundary line of Pearl street to Walthall street; thence north wardly along the western boundary of Walthall street to the Y'azoo River, thence westwardly along the Southern bank of the Yazoo River at low water mark to the point of beginning. Section 2. No building or structure having frame or wood, part frame, hollow concrete block, ironclad or veneered walls; or tent; shall be here after erected within or moved into the tire limits as above described, or as from time to time may hereafter be established, except as provided in this ordinance. Section 3. The provisions in this sec tion contained shall apply to buildings and structures, except as specified here in. whether temporary or* permanent, within the fire limits, as the said fire limits are now, or from time to time may hereafter be established. Section 4. Temporary one-story frame buildings may he erected for the use of builders within the limits of lots of the in whereon buildings are in course of consturction, or on adjourning vacent in lots, upon premit from the City Coun cil. No such building shall be allowed to remain for more than ninety days, : nor to exceed 1,000 square feet area. ! Section 5. Frame sheds, not over ten feet high, open on at least one side, I with sides and roof covered with with [ I non-combustible material, may be ! : bui .B> but a fence Khali not be used as a side or a hack thereof. Such sheds ; shall not cover an area exceeding 500 square feet and shall be located not : i less than than thirty  feet from , ! any other building. j j Section 8. Frame out-houses not ex-J ceeding 100 square feet area and  I j feet in height and with non-combus-1 tible roof, located 30 feet from any i other building, may be constructed : I I ' within the said fire limits. ' Section 7. No shingle or unapproved 1 composition roof, wooden awning,, wooden cornice, wooden cornice cover- i ed wi , th metal - or other addition attachment of combustible material, j except rear platforms on ground floor, I without roof or sides, shall be placed upon any building within said fire lim its. I Sections. Every building of such | construction as is herein prohibited ! within the fire limits, which may here- ; 1 after be damaged to an amount not _ ' greater than one-half of the value | — j thereof, exclusive of the valuation of [foundation at the time of such damage, may be repaired or rebuilt; but if such damage shall amount to more than one half of the value thereof, exclusive of the value of the foundation, then such building shall not he repaired or re built, but shall be removed. A shin gie or unapproved composition roof, damaged to an extent of more than one half its value, shall not be repaired j hut shall be removed and replaced, or | covered, by a non-combustible roof. | Section 9. In case the owner of the damaged building shall be dissatisfied ! with the decision of the City Council j that such building is damaged to a greater extent than one-half its value, exclusive of the value of the founda tion, then the amount and extent of such damage shall be determined upon an examination of the building by a committee of three competent persons, one of whom shall be appointed by the City Council, another of whom shall j be appointed by the owner or owners; of said premises, and another of whom shall be appointed by the two so select-1 ed, and a decision of a majority of the committee, reduced to writing and sworn to, shall be conclusive. I. Section 10. The owner or owners of any building, structure or part thereof, or of any of the several features gov erned by this ordinance, and any arch- * itect. contractor or builder, who is em ployed or assists in the commission of any act wherein a violation of this or dinance exists, shall for each and every such violation and non-compliance be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon eon-, viction thereof shall be fined not less than Five Dollars, $5.00, nor more than Twenty-Five Dollars, $26.00. And for each ten days said building or structure P which has been placed in violation 0 f : this ordinance shall so remain it shall C be deemed a separate and distinct of- ? f en , e ! Section 11. All ordinances or parts j b0 of ordinances in conflict with the fore cointr are hereby repealed Section 12. fhis ordinance shall take ! . , - a* „„ i _ of effect and be in force from and after 1 1 1019 Appro d , ■ •• be its G. L. RAY, Mayor. Attest R. H. HICKS, Clerk. AN ORDINANCE Regulating the Manner of Connecting Stoves or Other Gas Heating De vices and Gas Bags Connected With Power Devices. Be it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Greenwood, State of Mississippi, as follows: Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to install or use in a building within the corporate limits any connection for the heating of any building or device by natural or artifi cial gas, with what is known as rubber tubing. All stoves or other gas heating devices must be connected with metal pipes made of good material and free from any defects. Section 2. It shall be unlawful for j any person or persons to install or use j in any building within the corporate limits any rubber gas bag in connection \ with any power device, unless the same : : be enclosed in a substantial gas-tight ! metal drum, vented to the outer air through a pipe used for no other pur- 1 pose. [ Section 3. Any person or persons - ! violating any of the conditions of this ! ordinance shall, upon conviction, be j lined not less than *5.(10 nor more I than Twenty-Five Dollars ($26.00) for : eaeh offense. Each and every day of ! , such violation shall be deemed a separ- ; j ate offense. j Section 4. All ordinances or parts of I I ordinances in conflict with the fore going are hereby repealed. j i Section 5. This ordinance shall take j : effect and bo in force from and after I its passage. I Approved June 5, 1913. i Attest: or j Regulating the Use of Fire Protection Equipment. I Beit ordained by the Mayor and | Board of Aldermen of the City of ! Greenwood, State of Mississippi, as ; follows: Section 1. It shall be unlawful for | any person or persons to use the public tire protection equipment for other than lire protection or testing pur poses, Section 2. Any person or persons found guilty of violation of this ordin ance shall be fined not less than Five Do'lars, $5.00, nor more than Twenty five, $25.00. Section 3. It shall be the duty of the Chief of the Fire Department to I j have all fire hydrants flushed at least | pnee a month. i | Section 4. All ordinances or parts of J ordinances in conflict with the forego- j ! al 'Ç hereby repealed. j j Section 5. Ibis ordinance shall take | effect and be in force from and after j 'ts passage. ; Approved June 5, 1913. | . G. L. BAY, Mayor, Attest R. H. HICKS, Clerk. j ---j AN ORDINANCE | „ , .. ., D . , ,, „ , j Regulating the Storage of Gun Powder analUtner High Explosives. Be . It , 0r ?f! ned by t , he . L Ma £"!' and Board o1 Aldermen of the City of greenwood, State of Mississippi, as lo a oB [? ; , , . I. Section 1. It shall be unlawful to keep on hand in any store or building of Greenwood more than 50 - pounds of gun powder, said * un . P ow . to ba kept ln close(i mctal canisters within the store or wareroom away from all artificial light or heat. Section 2. It shall be unlawful to st P™ °". kea P an Y farmte, mtrogly cerm, giant powder or other explosives : other than ff un P°w<<ei- in any store room : wareroom, building cr on any Premises in sa '<l city. Section.,. Any person, firm or cor P ora "™ sbal1 seM « K an : Po«de r shall obtain a permit from the, C , hl f, f . of th ®J iri i Apartment, who ? hal ' msI ! e . c , t t! ] e V e 19 ln ! kept, and the dealer shall fully disclose j b0 said Chief where same is kept in the da J time its Section 4. Any person, firm or cor ! P? ratl0n v | lolatm S an X ? f tbe Provisions of this ordinance shall be lined not jess than Fjv( , Do||ar8i $5-(IOt nor more t h an Twenty-five, $25.00, for each offense, « and each and every day that any of the ! terms, conditions or provisions of this ! ordinance are not complied with shall î be considered a separate offense. Section 5. Ali ordinances or parts of; ordinances in conflict with the forego ing are hereby repealed. Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after; at its paosage. Approved June 6, 1913. G. L. RAY, Mayor. R. L. HICKS, Clerk. AN ORDINANCE on AN ORDINANCE Providing for Protection From Electri- , cal Hazards by Regulation of theJAS Installation and Operation of all Devices and Equipment for the 1 Generation, Transmission and Utili zation of Electrical Current. , Be it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of i Greenwood. State of Mississippi, as follows: r Section l._ That the National Elec- , trical Code is hereby adopted as the !'HO G. L. RAY, Mayor. Attest: R. H. HICKS, Clerk. : standard for all electrical installations, and no installation of electrical «'quip ment shall be made, except in con 1 formity thereto, within the corporate limits of the city of Greenwood. - Section 2. Any person, firm or cor ! porotion violating this ordinance shall, j upon conviction, be fined not less than I Five Dollars, $5.00, nor more than Twenty-Five Dollars, $25.00, for eaeh ! offensé, each ten days of maintenance ; of prohibited conditions constituting a j separate offense, I Section 3. All ordinances or ports of ordinances in conflict with the Core j going are hereby repealed. j Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from ami after its passage. Approved June 9, 1913. Providing for Fire Escapes, lie it ordained by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Greenwood, State of Mississippi, as follows: Section 1. That, from and after the approval of this ordinance, all build ings except private residences, already erected or that may hereafter be erected, of three or more stories in height, shall be provided with good and sufficient iron or steel fire escapes, Section 2. Notice in writing shall be served by the Chief ol the Fire De partaient upon the iwner or owners of such building or buildings, by leaving at their place of business or residence a I notice specifying the number, kind, !o cation and construction of the fire os i capes required under this ordinance J and directing that the work shall bo j done not later than sixty days from j the tiling of the notice, | Section 3. If the owner or owners j of the building or buildings upon which ; a fire escape is erected shall keep the | same in good repair and.properly paint led. j Section 4. The owner or owners °f any building or buildings fail to take | steps looking to the compliance With the specifications of the said notice, then the City may perform said work at its own expense, for which a lien is declared to exist on said building and grounds, and which may be recorded in the clerk's office of the Police Court after the manner of the lien of mechan ics and material men, either by said City or the firms furnishing the labor and materials in doing the work, Section 5. Any owner, owners, agent or lessee of any building violating any of the provisions of the preceding sec turns, or failing to comply with the terms thereof, shall be fined not less than Five Dollars, $5.00, nor more than Twenty-Five Dollars, $25.00, for each and every day the building may be un furnished with such fire escapes or proper means of egress after the ex piration of the sixty day's notice re «luired. Section 6. All ordinances or parts of ordinances is conflict with the forego ln K »re hereby repealed. Section 7. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage Approved June 5, 1913. « - ^ t yv « * i IV F Y TF) É O AIV 9 * ON TARM PROPERTIES: at reasonable fate Os interest, G. !.. KAY. Mn vor. R. L. HICKS, Clerk. ' Attest: AN ORDINANCE G. L. RAY, Mayor. Attest R. H. HICKS, Clerk. wards, on 5 to 10 years time ON CITY PROPERTIES: Sums of $250 and upwards on 1 to 5 years lime at rea sonable rate of interest. See , , p H 8 EO' ï theJAS fj (jIlLLjIié * Au n „_ n ,, _■ « r\llOFnCy'"al"L.a W, ' GREENWOOD, MISS, The Commonwealth (Joes , _ , , !'HO LeSt pi lin ing,