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FRIDAY, July IS, 3So3.
Who Py'TI':e ' ar ?
l ow Uncle Sat.u Pl'ropose to (u!
lect a Larze Sum.
The Jo:rnnl herewith publishes :i
parti' l list of thOus, from whinm
the government will collect the
war tax, and lncthods nse:;1.
Miany are of ti'e iimprcsion that
ordinary hills, hill from the hatch
er, the lbaker andi c:ml(e::ltick mt
ker should not be tI'I i unless prop
erly st.: mpe,l. This is not the
case as it is not the' intenti!on of the
governmelnt to tax this class more
thab absolutely necessary.
Bankers usin: a enpit;:l not ex
crlin;g :53,º0, $50 sP,,neial tax
per year, ,sin+, 3;2.5,01)0, for every
additional $t1,00 in exc.ess of $25,
00,,:O$, and iin estimatin- capital
surplus shall he includedl. The
anmiount of such annual tax shall
in all cases h:e compntetl on the ba
sis of the capital and surplus; for
the precedini feiscal year.
Brokers--ThoI, who n'gotinte
the sale of stocks, honds, exchange,
bullion, coined mnoney, uank notes,
promissory notes or other securi
ties, for thensolves or others, will
pay $50 prr year for the enjoy
mont of such privileges. Pawn
-brokers are reqtuiLed to contribute
$20 per annum.
Circus propretors, $100.
Proprietors of theaters, concert
halls, Im.:iuSImn in cities of over
25,0i) inhabitants., $10() per year.
Prnpriw'tors or agents of all other
public exhibitionS or shows for
Proprietors of I: owling alleys
and billiard rooms shall ra'y $5 for
each alley or table. This includes
Bondi, debentures or certificates
of indehtedness , ifter July 1 on
each $100 of face value or frac
lion tlhereof, a .cent stamp is re
'quired, and on each ori final issue
whelther on .organization or reor
: anization, of certificates of stock
ib any coflpany ,r corporation,
ni t stamp, and on all sales or
a, remonts to sel' or memoranda
ti. sales or deliveries or transfers
.f shares of stock in any associa
:tian each $1,000 a 2-cent stamp.
, n w each sale,. awreement of
o:&A orr agreement to sell any pro
. or i merchaeidiso at any ex
iiki goor board of trade, or other
sr place, either for present
Oi~tre delivery, 1 cent, and for
'E6additional $100 or fractional
ithereof in excess of $100, 1
2 a'tk cheek, draft or certificato
- .nlot drawinz interest, in
4' f .the payment of any'sum
. ydrawon upon or issued by
Sak, trust company or any
at persoms, compales or
tions at sight or on demand,
of eschange (iQland) certi
of deposit drawing interest,
rfor the paymntt of mon
wise than at sight or on
or any prornlday note,
·baki note issned for circa
Sfor ehcb renewal of the
u a not exceediu'
r II tionalp ttbere-I
of $!O0, d.cents. 'This *
to osi~ghli doiwesjtic
A hundred and one, other articles
'have been taxed, lbut the hea'viest
Itax foails on talacco, Ibeer, wines,
"'ad lilunors, while sleel)inf cars,
Schewing gum, circuses and patent
,medicines come in for their share.
Guns Usecd by ioldnicrs.
Since IS)90 the regulation rifle of
I the Unitedl States Army, supplant
ing the former wealpn, the Spring
ficlt rifle, has been the Krag-Jor
,"eflnson magazine rifle. It was
adopted upon the recommendation
of a hoard composed of Lieut.
(ols. R. I. 11. ll and J. P. Farley,
Maj. I-I. L). Freeman and Capts.
S. . . Blount and George S. An
(derson. The result of one of the
tests in competition with other
weapons follows :
For accurate aim the Lee show
ed 41) shots in two minutes, the
Krag-Jorigensen 32, the Spring
field No. i, 36, and the Springflield
No. 2, 35. In the firing at will
for one minute the results were as
follows : Lee 2 -; Krag-Jorgensen,
28; Springfield No. 1, 24, and
Springfield No. 2, 17 shots.
Upon the results of the tests,
approved by General Schofield, the
general co(mmanding the army, the
Krag-Jorgensen was adopted. It
has a magazine chamber for five
cartridges, which can Ie dropped
by the simple pull of a bolt. it is
possible to load single cartridges,
and fire one after another, reserv
ing those in the magazine for time
of need, when the five shots can
be fired without pausing to reload.
The cartridges are of an alloy of
tin and lead in a steel case. In
passing through flesh and bone, or
any solid substance, they may ex
plode, so that a mana shot in the in
testines or brain is practically
blown to pieces.
The gun the marines are armed
with is the Lee rifle, ia magazine
gun, with a calibre of 0.236 inches.
its range for point-blank firing is
between 600 and 700( yards.
Smokeless powder is used with it
and a hardened lead hullet, which
has a copper jacket plated with tin.
The gun has a magazine for five
cartridges, which are put in at
once, being fastened together with
a metal clip. The gun can be used
for firing and reloading after each
shot, or the five shots can he fired
in quick succession, and the gun
reloaded with five more while it is
at the shoulder. The chief advant
age claimel for it is that the car
tridge chamber can be opened by
a straight pull and without turning
up the gun. The gun without bay
onet is almost four feet long and
weighs eight pounds and six ounces.
The bayonet adds about eight in
ches to the length and a pound to
the weight. The cartridge is about
three inches long, and 180 rou'nds
weigh eight pounds six ounces.
The Mauser rifle, which the Span
ish'troops are mainly armed with,
is of much the same construction
as the Lee, but it is declared that
its effective range is a little great
er. It has the cartriges inserted
in clips of five, and single ones
connot be used, The Mauser has
ant "np-turn" and "back-pull for
reloading' th1 cartridge chamber.
*The Tax on Bank Clhecks.
From the Philadelphia Record.]
Mr. Thomas G. Sherman, in a
communication to the New York
Herald ventures the: prediction
that the trifling tax of 2 cents each
upon bank checks, which has been
imposed by the new revenue law,
will speedily result in stopping the
development of bank deposits in
rnral districts, will lead to almost
universaal payment of imums under
$20 in money instead of by checks,
and will thus increase the demand
for actual money insteid of checks
to the extent of $30,000,000 every
dan :.Shorman's prediction will,
no doubt, Ie in a great measure
verified. The payment of money
4y checks is a great oonvenience;
but if a tax be put upon the con
venience the tax will will be large
ly evaded. The per capita of
money in tuse would have to be
largEly increased if money passed
from hand to hand in everly trans
action. The habit of paying in
rtadyt mopey obtains in France,
ad: this daeonuts for the heavy per
pdip.cierotlition in that country.
Every man is compelled to make a
ba dit of his own pockets.
've honored millions for de
Isae, bt inot one cent for trib
otsthe patri tc Ameri
-i~an as be pays iladlord
a his product for the
0 *fliving in America.
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tor a isg TmUerald re
* oUl.SancSa must have
btirafh ~affordl to
4 with 13-Inch
July Meeting, 1898.
The bourd met in regular ses
t sion with a quorum present as fol
lows: lHollingsworth, Harris.
Corley, Raphael and Knotlt. A b
sent : Manhein, Friedman, Gibbs
tand I largis.
By Mr. Tlollingsworth : Th:;
the Ely Thompson and Spanish
Lake colored schools be establish
ed for three months at 2(o per
month; teacher to be selected.
That School No. 5, Ezernack, he
established for three months at $25
with Miss Emma Clemons as teach
By Mr. Harris: That the fol
lowing schools be established :
No. 1. Clear Lake-J O Gun- I
ter as teacher, at $25 per month
for 2 months. Trustees, R P1
Quarles, Ash 'Bryant, M W Mc
No. 2. Goldonna-J E Reidhi
mer as teacher at $40 per month,
for three months. Trustees, M ()
Gunter, J M1 Emerson, J V Brant
No. 4. Central-Roger Tanner
as teacher at $40 per month for 3
months. Trustees, J H Quarles,
J 11 Emerson, S G Brewton.
No. 5. Clear Springs-J T
Long as teacher at $30 per month,
for 3 months. Trustees, W J,
Harper, J N Williams, J W
No. 6. Harper's-Mrs. Evans
teacher at $25 per month, for three
month. Trustees, B S Riddle, T
E Harper, J W Freeman.
No. 7. Lake Viillago--J i
Mosely as teacher, at $40 per
month for three months. Trus
tees, I)r. Barnhart, M J Joyner,
D M Simmons.
No. S. Oak Grove-J J Mixon
as teacher at $30 per month, for 3
months. Trustees, Ben Stewart,
Will Simmons, J G Friday.
No. 9. Pleasant Hill--G G Tan.
nor teacher, at $80 per month for
3 months. Trustees, W N Hall,
Rob't. Wagner, Sam Hantins.
That schools No. 2-Evergreen,
he passed. Trustees, Win. Mar
tin, J W Lowrey, Joe Coleman. .
That School No. 10, Caesar Creek, t
be passed, and the amount due for I
three months school--$7b, or so
nutch thereof as may be necessary,
is hereby appropriated out of the
funds of Ward 2 to pay for lnm
her for building a new school house. t
Said amount to be paid by order ,
from the member from the ward,
drawn on the Superintendenti
WARD FIVE. c
By Mr. Knott: That school No.
2, Bethany, be established for 3
months, with Geo F Middleton as
teacher, at $30 per month. That
Watson school for 3 months with
B J Smith as teacher, at $25 per t
By the Superintendent, for Mr. t
Gibbs: Undier authority from the c
board at its last meeting the fol- c
lowing schools have been establish- t
ed for three months :
No. 2. Bayou Blue-C A Smith i
as teacher, $30 per month. d
No. 3; Harmrony-D J Hyams ,
teacher, $30 per month. t
No. 4. Boswell--Jennie Haw- e
thorne teacher, $30 per month. - s
No. 5. Shady Grove--JAlla Gan- ii
dy teacher, $34) per month. I:
No. 6. Blue Springs-Lula Gan- l
dy teacher, $35 per month. i
No. 7. Red Rock-L J McCain t!
teacher, $35 per month. s
No. 8. Breazeale-Nora Frank- a
lin teacher, $30 per moth. a
No. 9. St. John-John Keyser v
teacher, $30 per month. e
Wards six, eight, nine antl'ten, -
were passed, and the matter of u
continuing and establishing sahools tl
in said wards referred to the mem- g
btrs of those wards and the Su- b
perintendent. v I
RESOLUTIONS AND MOTIONS.
By Mr. Hollingsworth: That
t-he sum of $350, $150 out of the
funds of Ward 1, and $200 out of
the Contingent Fund be, and is l'I
hereby appropriated for the pur- g
chase of Desks, building an addi- a
tion, andi such other improvements d
for the Grammar school, said sum fi
to be disbursed by the President of o
the board; superintendent, and Mr.
J. A. Ducournau, Jr. Adopted. a
By Mr. Raphiel: That in ac- is
cordance with See. 41 of the School e
Laws the sum of $125 is hereby ti
appropriated out of the Contingent [
Funds for the use of the Superin- o
tendent in defraying expenses visit- "
ing schools, mlaking reports, &c. ti
By. Mr: ftollingsworth: IThat e
the sum of $50, or so mmh as is 0
necessary is hereby appropriated
in accordaicelwith Sear, 41, to de
fray the erpettses f t ie Superin- t
tendent iit &ttendio g the annual
inst, A d:: lt#·
J:iy ;\l. ('.1i, cl y rI hait t tie u
o(I s;iinps nised((I, Sllleo to lbe su" t
ilitted to the hatnrd at its next
By "Ir. Raphiel: That in nac
Icolrdance wit i the petition of the
citizens of Ward(l 5, in reference to
the sale of tiiiier on See. lo, T
9, It. I0, Meis8. R. J. Knott, anId
S M1 Crunip, are hereby unthori
zedl to sell sail tilmber to the best
a(Iviant:te and turn the anionat 're
(civ'ed thi ,refor into the trea-,ur"'
to the credit of Witrd 5, and to
make a full written report of their
action to the hoard at its next
mtetin.. Adopted. tt
mBy Mr. hlollingsworth : That
Superintendent, 11. Mianhein, and
J. A. (aibhs are hercliy appointedt
a conilnittec to visit the Bculah
school andl adjust the differences in
reference to a site for a school
building for School District NX.
3, and locate said site. Adopted.
The following hills were apirov
ed anl ordered paid out of the
contingent fund :
Natchitoches Enterprise, for
publishing proceeding and noti
Same, Printing Supts'. report
and circulars, 13 50.
For stalp p)ostago for use of
Supt. Record book, &c., S.` 01).
ly Mr. Raphiel: Tiat the suiL
of $11 0O be app~nprini:ted out of
the contingent funds to re-emlurse
Misses A. Stephenson and Bertha
Raphiel, teachers of schools Nos.
i and 4, for amounts expended by
them in improving and furnishing
said school houses-Adopted.
There being no further business
the boar(d adjourned to next regu
U. P. BREAZEALE,
United ,iute:. henat.c.
The United States Senate is com
posed of 6 farmers and planters,
5 merchants, 3 editors, 2 manu
facturers, 2 men without occupa
tions, 1 literary man, 1 miner, 1
railroad president, 1 brewer, 1 ex
press company manager, and 67
lawyers. You will note the ah
sence of any "laborer," or "work
ing man," or engineer, or carpen
tor, and the scarceness of farmers
and planters: yet these compose
by far the bulk of the people. Is
it any wonder the senate does so
little for the people at large? The
election of senators by the direct
vote of the people is an absolute
necessity. They would then get
representation they are ldenied by
the present systen ; and the sena
tors, being directly responsible to
them, would of necessity look
more closely to their interests.
My advice to workingmen is
this: If you want power-in this
country ; if you do not want your
children to wait long years before
they have bread on the tableo they
ought to have, the ol)portunities
in life they ought to have; if you
don't want to wait yourself, write
on your banner so that every poli
tical trimmer can read it, so that
every politician, no matter how
short-sighted he may be, can read
it: "We never forget. If you
hlunch the arrow of sarcusm at
laImr, we never forget. If there
is a division in Congress and you
ithrow your vote in the wrong
scale, we never forget. You may
go down on your knees and day I
am sorry I did the act; and we
will say, it may avail you in heav
en, but not on-this side of the grave
never." So that a man taking
up the labor question will know
:hat he is dealing with a hair-trig
ger pistol; andt will say, "I am to
be true to justice and man, other
wise I am dead duck."'-Wendell
Milwaukee, Wis., Jmne 29.
The Raddatz submarine boat was
given a successful test of an hour
and a quarter under water yester- 1
Iay afternoon, The test was suf
icient to prove that the boat can
perate successful under water.
The.boat was only submerged to
depth which did not quite ob
scre the two small conninmg tow
ers. On the top of one of the
towers is a camera arrangement.
it shows the images of all bodies
on the surface of the water, and
wonld be of great service in loca
ting a boat against which a torpe
do might be fired. The boat mov
dl through the water at the rate
of eight knots an hour.
Dispatches conveying information
hat yellow fever has broken out
among the troops in the vicinity
of Santiago, has been+ received at
the war departmant. /
11 1 For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Have
IgIetglIePreparati onfor As- Always Boughi
shi ilating tteTood andRe ula
tiun aodusa eflsl a Bears the
OK . !- e The
AprMfecrpehidy or Cinstipa
AUmss.andLOSss OFS00, o Have
Tacswimlpe siaature of
I'W YORK. ui
THE CENTAUR COMPANY. NEW YORK Oej.
Srictoria Lun Co
ess - ANUFACTURERS o Sl-
SASH, DOORS, BLINDS, TURNED
BRACKETS, CASTINGS, MANTELS,
CISTERNS, and all kinds of special
interior finish, and Mill Work.
Write for prices.
B E C GSA L
pring Street. - -- SIiV;PORT. LA.
I " - -- .._-- _ --~- qz erm..
--a whole lot of cases of new
shoes at your favorite shoe
store. Every pair was selected
with care. We think we know
what you need and we have
arranged to get it for you so
it will cost you less money
, 4than you'd.. "- -
There will be lots of "glad feet" in J of ttiees
this town after you've looked at our that* ,.
shoes. One good look at the shoes SIz Shgos
and the prices, means that you will iake your fat ghd,
buy a pair. ... --___
WILLIAMS WEAVER & O'QUIN.
Third annual encampment of the
Ebenezer Holiness camp meeting,
situated three miles northeast of
Montgomery, La., andt six miles
southeast of St. Maurice, La.
Will begin August 2d, and last un
til August 12th. Grounds str
rounded by mineral springs which
supply plenty of water for drink
ing and other purposes.
The services will be conducted
by Bros. R. M. Guy of Meridian,
Miss., and W. A. Dodge of East
Point, Georgia, and Sister E. J.
Rutherford of Ennis, Texas.
The Jobject of thismeeting is the
conversion of sinners and the sanc
tification of believers. "Follow
peace with all men, and holiness,
without which no man shall seethe
Lord." We ask the prayers of all
christians, that the Lord may meet
with us and bless us. in
All denominations are invitee to
participate. Every one come pre
pared to take care of himself. All
invited ministers and workers will
be properly provided for and en
tertained. Meals and lodging can
be procured at reqsonable rates.
Address W. W. O'Neal, Mlont
gomery, La', if you wish to tent
or build. Address Hy. H. Mc
Cain,; St. Maurice, La., as to
routes, means of travel, or any
J. M. M. McCAIN.
F. M. McCAI:N.
W. E. HARRISON.
T. G. SELF,
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES,
HARDWARE, NOTIONS and
GENERAL MEltCH A-NDISE.
Pays the HIGHEST PRICE for
Chickens, Eggs, Hides, Tallowr
Beeswax, and all country produce.
And will sell goods for cash at
the lowest possible figures.
Give him a trial,
-With 40-horse-power boiler, and a
10,000 capacity Saw-mill complete,
ready for use.
Will sell- on easy terms, or very
low for cash.
D. R. KNIGHT,
Knight's Mill, near Natchitoches,