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Description: Rivinac Inquires of Actions for Treatment of Convicts;
A. J. Brown Reports on Railroad Proposition
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee Co., MS Library
Page/Column: Page 2, Columns 1 & 2
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R. F. Rivinac inquires of the Superintendent of the Penitentiary, through the columns of the Pontotoc Observer, whether he intended to personate or reflect on him in any way whatever, in his statements with reference to the management of the convicts at work on the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad.
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We are credibly informed by our esteemed fellow-citizen, Mr. A. J. Brown, who returned from Aberdeen a few days since, that the Aberdeen committee that recently visited the Kansas City Company of Birmingham, that the officials of that road make this proposition: That, if Lowndes county will give $100,000, Monroe $100,000, Chickasaw $50,000 and Pontotoc $50,000, payable in twenty years, the company will commence at once and build the main trunk of that road over the line of the Memphis and Selma to Columbus, making this the grand trunk and the Tupelo route the branch.—Pontotoc True Democrat.