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Volurne 7 -To 26. SHREVEPORT, LA,, December 10. 1898. Po 5 C"
We Want Youa Patrena g
* And if nice goods at low prices arc what
you want, call -:nd see us. A full and
complete line of
Men's : Furnishing : Goods,
HATS & CAPS.
No old stock to work off. Tailor-made
Clothing a specialty, Your money back
if you want it.
JAMES E. BOULD I N,
No. 324 Texas street, Next to Cooper buildiný.
THE MIDGET TAX UNCON
Judge Watkins Says So.
Messrs. J. TI. Fullilove and oth
ers, like sensible people, could not
see the justice in being taxed to
build the midget--called the Red
River Valley railromd .or' high
sounding iturpcse,ý; and they de
termined n:lt to -o so if they eould
avoid it. With this purpose in_
view they emln 1, Messrs. Wise I
& IIHerndon Wn, into court with
their just claim.
In its course the case came up.
and ast. , iri net - . t
careful consideration which he al
ways does, Judge J. T. Watkins
decided that the tax was uncon
Of course it is, and Judge A. D.
Land,of our district, will, we verily
believe, decide the same way for
this city, whenever the matter is
brought to his judicial attention.
THE PROGRESS feels a pride in
this matter, it has from the first
took the side of the people against
this adventurer, Mr. Charles Ed
enborn, the owner of this little
sprin of a road, and did its best to
prevent the great injustice done in
giving him $62,000 for nothing.
The people were opposed to it, and
K thought to refrain from ' voting
meant a vote against it. But a few
`,.persons who have never been able
- to give good reasons fqr their ac
':tions, pushed the matter through
and it was reported carried.
Z At the time THE PROGRESs con
Stended that the election had not I
Stabeen held according to law, and
aow we have the additional
l~ever-it is unconstitutional.
.: Let the case be taken to our Dis- t
triot Court. Ourpeople oweit to
:the widows who were taxed against a
ýtiir will. This road has been in
ot five times as much as any
cher in all Shreveport, and at I
t is but an apology for a rail- I
d. It is a moral crime to be i
d to pay $62,000 for such a c
'owing. We call it the midget, i
, the public is beginning to ac
this cognomen for it. Let the
work go on. Bossier has t
ookel it out, now let Shreve- o
do the same.
to Wagner Bros' for Fish
Oame. Almost daily arrivals 6
City Market House.
THAT IS RIGHT.
. or teledhone your orders for I
lces and feed atuf to Lod- I
Never mind walitin to
b~he its Ledetter Birothers
td atei and if the article wanted S
theq have it.
Sp ýcial low rate tickets to
points in the Southern States will
be sold by the Texas & Pacific
S:Railway Company from all points
t ,: iit: !!ne, December 20th and 21,
Sth :nime as in former year. It
.o,:,1 1, bourne in mind, that
h have the choice of
',vy, via thif bui in go
' tto their old home for
C ', a and New Years,
Sly: CY ] Orbans, Shreve
,:~ b. , Memphis. It is with
S c'f pleasure and pride
i et ;, ifi, you the best passen
; , in the South.
if yJui cotntiplat,' Imaking the
t :ip and want to know the cheap
c.t and best way, write to the
nearest ticket agent, or E. P. Tur
a' nr, General Passenger and Tick
'et A it, Texa* & Pacific Railway,.
r Dallas, Texas, or to H. P. Hughes,
s Tray. Pass. Agt., Fort Worth,
E. P. ' URNER,
t G. P. & T. A.
Account, Cotton Growers Con- t
Sv ntion to be held in Shreveport, I
i La.. Dec, 15th., 1898. The Cotton a
Belt Route wuill sell tickets from e
all stations in Louisiana at rate of i
one fare, plus ten cents, for the t
round trp, to be sold Dec. 14th. l
and 15th., good for return until c
Dec. 16th. I
A modern passenger train should i
enable the traveler to go on a jour- t
ney with little or no deviation
from his daily habits of life.
This the "Pacific Coast Limited',' d
does, with its superior equipment, ii
quick time, and superior route. o
The equipment is unsurpassed, the
train being made up of a compos
ite car, which contains a barber v
shop, bath room, buffet and obser- 1
vation smoking department- al- h
dies' parlor compartment car, with
seven paivate compartments and
parlor, furnished as is the com.
posite car, with library and all
conveniences for correspondence; p
ladies' maid in attendance; two s
or more Pullman ten section draw
ing room sleepers, and last in the p
train but by nd means least in im- t
portance, the dining car, where g
meals are served a la carte. This B
train represents the highgest type
of car builder's art and runs
straight through withot change via tl
fhe Texas & Peeifio Railway to St. rI
Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles, and h
San Francisdo twice a week.
For time tables, sleeping car
rates, maps, and full information s
write to E. P. Turner, Genera
Passenger & Ticket Agent. Dalles ic
The kodaks at Carter's 202 Texas. r
Streetare sure shots both in price E
and effectVenees. 8
Leaders in Town--The O;sicial
N, O. Picayune, Dec. 5th.
The presence of so many office
it holders and politicians from differ
ent portions of the state yesterday
d occasioned a sh ,rt- lived flutl er of
excitement. A little investigation,
however, revealed that, in the main
their presence in the city was at
tributable to a mere coincidental
chance rather than by prearrange
ment to formulate anything that
may have a bearing upon coming
political contests. As nearly all
of them have their rods up to give
the lightning an easy chance at
them, they are naturally desirous
of learning what the situation in
New Orleans is and what their!
e prospects will be.
Dr. P. J. Trezevant, of Caddo,
< had come down chiefly for the pur- I
pose of having a chat with his old i'
friend Senator McEnery and,in
cidentally, to learn what the heavy
guns in this neck of the woods are
doing. He had the chat,and after i
ascertaining all that he could,
journeyed back to Shreveport las c
Lieutenant Governor Snyder
was down for the purpose of attend
ing the session of the board of
pardons. He expected to be able F
to return to Tensas last nighf, but a
found it impossible to do so, He l
will strive his utmost to return to
1 his home today. While not en
gaged with his duties as a member a
of the board, the lieutenant gover
nor chatted with everyone to find
' out how everyone else stands with
Representative John, Marks, of
Assumption, hearing of Governor
Snyder's presence in the city,
hung out th" .ign , "'Will ,: 'b '
in a minute," on hisNapoleonville
law office and hurried tolNew Or- C'
leans with his rod,
Congressman Bob Broussard
stopped over enroute to Washing- i
ton to 1)b,,' p)',sent at the opening or 1
the fifty-si ;ih congre~;, whih e- P
vent will occur at the national cap- n
ital next Monday.
Now, it came to pass, that Dr. 1~
Trezevant had arranged to have c:
his chat with Senator McEnery at P
the St Charles Hotel during the
course of the afternoon, and, in C
his own mysterious way, the cele- w
brated "Johnny on the Spot"
caught a line of the arrangement f,
Despite the sloppy con diton of the y,
torn-up streets, Johnny proved
himself to be a good mud horse,
and before the meeting was at an
end he had shoved all of the anx
ious aspirantsinto the vestibule of g
the hostlery and then proudly took w
up an advptageous position on the
outside to announce to the passers- p
by that there were "funny doings"
going on within. Thus so reliably
informed, nearly the whole town w
took a peep into the building, and H
many of them retired last night un
der the firm conviction that some t
important history in future politics ru
of this state had been made during ai
the course of tne day. Johnny
was in clover. There are some -s
who say that he kept the wires h4
hotbetweenhereand Baton Rouge t
touting in top and bottom tips on
what was going on. m
Shortly before midnight, a re
porter of the Picayune met him
speeding along and under a heavy ti
pull he stopped only long enough th
to state that he was in a hnrry "to th
get next" to a conference Justice
Blanchard was then having' 'some
place, between the St. Charles and tri
the Grunewald" with Judge Law
rason, of West Felici.na, whom:
he said, had just gotten in last
night. Johnny will surely have to
sleep late today.
The official returns of the elect
ion held Nov. 8 show the follow- jo'
ing to be the results of the cong- ha
ressional vote in the six districts: tO
Fifrst. Meyer 5422, Keating, 8986;
Second. Davey 6802, Wicker 1054; Ai
Third. Broussard 1929, Fontelicu
971; Fourth, Brazeale 1121, Brian
ial 1475; Fifth, Baird, 3:"5,J. G. Tel
ilaferro 109 II. B. Tellaferro 151;
Sixth, Robertson 1t1.
ce- District, D.ýFuens 13,0637; Second
er- district, Sim.; 7 i '7, Set'toon 3;
ay Third district, Foster 6735, Mars
of ton 1575, Calhoun 2 11, l1 ) 12) i.
IIn, Judge of the court of appeals,
in Orlans, I.D. Moorc7697; julge
at- first city criminal court. Thomas
tal J. Duggan 76S1; judge second city
at criminal court, Richard C. Otero
all MiBADA RUPLOR SAYS
at That some people pretend to be
us uninjured, although they are hard
'I' That Bill wants to know where
"they" want to send him.
, That it is the fellow who has no
Id aching tooth, who is generally the f
most patient, under the affliction. c
y That social hypocrisy doesn't
re seem half so objectionable, when
er it is a pretty girl who practices it. 5
d, That a man may be "in his
,s cups," and still not be in close
er That the boss dog of the tan T
1- yard may be only a mangy cur.
of That the turkey gobbler has an
e important strut, and still he plays
it a very insignificant part in history J
.e song or poetry.
That a man may claim for him
' self a superior amount of brains,
r and still have very little.
That the ifellow who thinks he
furnishes all the brains of an As
sociation, is very apt to contribute
r That the midget has struck a o
::''X·t .. Judge Watkins has
decided that the tax voted in
cWard One, Bossier parish, is un
constitutional, null and void.
Good! Shreveport, take your cue
IThat those who know Mr. Ernest
La.ng cer will endorse Councilman
i Bernstciun'., motion to have him 8'
put on the police force. Hie will
make a good odicer.
That any one wanting a good,
lady, type writer and book-keeper t'
can secure one by applying to The
' That all should remember that qu
1 C. D. Hicks is a Notary Public
" who will de your work thoroughly.
That She will respectfully in- be
t form the people that it snowed Fa
e yesterday. Did you know that? "
That the President's message is
' in to-day's paper. Er
SThat Councilmen Allen, Scott 1
- and B ernstein are already making
f good records. She thoiught they ke
e That is time that are light was
put on the corner of Southern ave
nue and Lacy street.
That the Midget has found a foe
Sworthy of its steel in Mr. J. H.
Fullilove, backed by Wise & T
That they "do say" that the
e train (?) on the Midget road can
a run "a mile and a half in an hour
Sand a half."
SThat Mr. Edenborne may be "a ch
slidk artist," but She predicts that Br
She will run up against many Fr
stumps like Mr. J. H. Fullilove be
fore he collects all the taxes that
were run through for him and his Tu
That Her editor iaised the point PC
of order, and also rose to a qnes
tion of personal privilege. But Dr
the chairman overruled the polnt:
the crowd agreed with the chair- Bu
man and he went down; and theB
snow, the beautiful suow gently W(
tricklad down his shirtcollar and
covered his quivering, kicking V
form, while the crowd laughed in Tal
glee, 8elahb I .
That impudence, brazenness and
a little money will enable the ma oe
jority of people to carry a high Ba
hand, in violation of both statu F:
tory.and moral law.
Talk Real Estate with W. C. '
_ ,'- - -- - -- -v
in . is a rl sou for
sculpture of ancicut Greece. ve
have no difficulty in fittinh all
forms with any s!vle < f garment.
because we are thorough, practi
cal tailors and employ none but;
Our cleaning and dyeing deý
partment is a s:ieeess. Se(t' in
your last fall'ssuit to be retoudihd..
Requests for samples or orders
for both departments from the
country, receive prompt attention..
Popular Price Tailors,
502 Texas st. opposite courtouse.
DR. S. H. HICKS,
Office: E G. Beard & Co.
Residence: 815 Crockett St,
Telephone No, 5.
8 to9a. m
5 to 6 p. m
JOS. G. MeMICICAEL,
ATTIO 1EY AT LAWO
ENEBRAL LlI(i! M IH K;.
ihrii r ~l' t i. : -': 2 -
Ordinary ........ Somii al
(Good Urdinary ... i
B"o, n .I... .,
F'lou r-h-'t p:;tvzn1, Lý'. hal f pattc-t or
straight, k4.25; extra xanne, 1.00.
Cornmeal-"1.90 pP;°' i i rlrl; 3ti8 , )ound(
Cracker.-- 'C c at cri uke:s
quoted at t9: ('r -1 7 .'
Rice-New L-uisiana, 41 --d
COFFEE AM) TEA.
Coffee--Fair, ;+"c; ime:liuie grade 101,c:
Tea-(-ood stock on hand, fair demand.
Fair, at 30c; uud, 4Goei:c; fine, 7i5@8be;
SUGAR AN!) M'OLASS-ES.
Sugar-Sian ldard t ran'ul ated, 5a 40; St'
Emma granulated, 5 e e; snor . whnte,14c;.
choice yellow clartiisn , 5c; seconds.
Molasses--Co'nmon, 12c; prime ncer
kettle, 20c; choice reboiled, 21a30c.
BAGGING AND TIES,
Bagging-2 lb, 7'2c; 134 lb, 714c.
Twtne-For baling purposes' quoted at
10c per lb by the bale.
GRAIN AND FEEDSTAUFF.
Corn-Mixed sacked, 44c per bushel.
Hay-Choice prairie (Arkansas), e7.5O;
Oats-White, 36c; mixed, 3k, seed, 33c..
Chopped Corn-90gc per 100 pounds..
Millet Seed-per bushel ....
CHICKENS AND EGGES .
Chickens, hens, per dos........ .4
Broilers per doz................ ea
Fryers. large, per doz.......... 2.25@2
Eggs per doz..................... r
Butter, country, per pound....
Turkeys, per pound.......
Geese, per dozen.............. f
Ducks, per dozen... ........
Pork, per pound.... .....
HIDES AND WOO KET.
Dry hides, No. 1 flint, r b.... 12@1. ,
Dry hides, damaged............ $a10
Ladly bug eaten..........
salted, ho 1.............. .
Bull hides.. . .............. 10
Green salted hides........... , -
Greey hides........ 1i ... 6a512@
Wool. tub washed, choice..... . 20&.d
Wool, unwashed, clear........ 14
Wool, burry and black........
Wool, hard burry..........
Beesw v x, prime....... ..- L"
Tallo ... . .....
Sheep skins, ea ,ý `..; .: "
oa t skn ...... ........
Fox ... ..... ... o -
Opossum ..... . ..... .. ..... .. -8 o
Wild cat...... ........
Mink........ ...... ......... 10400s
Bear....... ................. 1 . 00as & p
Wolf skins ..................... D i5
Deer skins, perpoband. ...... 1da ,'